Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 2, 1862, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 2, 1862 Page 4
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4 NEWS FROM THE SOUTH. rUK WAR AGAINST WHISKEY. SCARCITY OF LEAD. PREPARING TO RUN FROM RICHMOND. Effect of the Federal Successes Upon Spain. A Southern View of the Army of the Potomac. State of Affairs in Memphis, end Dnlness of Coiton in New Orleans. Rebel Account of Confederate and Union Losses. THE REBEL WAR LOAN. BtTEUKSTWC MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS, &e., Sic., Ac., War Agalnut Whiskey. The Norfolk Day B<*tk or March 21 complaints bitterly that drunkenness is frightfully on thu increase in Virginia. It firmly denounces the officers and i-oldiers, but censures the civilians less harshly. Uoro is a portion of the Day Book's remarks :? Whisks.y?Whhkky?Wriskky?In the cars, at the shanties, ai the g'ouoris, 111 village taverns and city hotels?whiskey. Officers with gold lace wound in astonishiug involutions upon their amis, nrivale soldiers in simple homespun, and civilians in broadcloth, all seem to drink whiskey with persistent energy and pcsevertince They drink it, too, in quantities which would astonish the nerves of a cast it on lamppost, and of a quantity which would destroy the digestive organs of the ostrich Truth is often unpleasant to tell, but the public safoty domauds that thovice in question should be robuked and reformed; for it is a fact which the press should neither palliate nor concoal th it whiske^which is no more akin to rye than ryo is to coffee?whiskey which la of the unadulterated tangle?first chain lightning distillation Is guzzled down in a manner alike re Tolling to public decency and the general good. More About Whiskey. Since the passing of the law suppressing the distilling of whiskey, says the Charleston Mercury, the whiskey sellers are much disgusted. The closing of their shops puts not loss than 500 able men upon the parish?excellent stuff "to Oil up" the army. If we include all the barkeepers and attache** the list will be swollen to 1,600. Lead Wanted. [From th* Petersburg Kv press ] This is a vary scareo article in tho confederacy. and one which is much needed by the government to make cartridges. We hope every householder will constitute himself a committee of one to ascertain and report how mttoh load there is about his premises which can be conveniently spared to the government for the protoctton of bis home. There are thousands and tens of thousands of pounds of load in this confederacy, which might erjr well be turned over to tbe government, where it would perform efficient service. Preparing to Run front Richmond. The Richmond Enquirer, in a leading article, advises citizens "to remove," if possible. befor? the advance of tbe soeroj, everything which will conduce to the efficiency of his military operations, and to destroy what cannot be removed. Bffert of the Federal Surress upon Spain. Tbe Xew Orleans Crarsnt aiys that the news of the federal victories by the last steamer has a most depressing influence on the Spaniards in Havana, who seom to regard tbe cause of tbe South as lost. Ihe Crttcent says that the Southerners have no such fears, and feel satisfled that the pext news will be of federal defeats and glorious victories. The Potomac Army Viewed by a Southern Paper. Tbe Richmond Enquirer has an editorial upon the advance and return of thn federal artny to Manassas, in which it describes the movement of our troeps as the disorderly retreat of a rabbin. It accuses our regimeuls of not having preserved their formation. and says that our ssen straggled along in a mingled crowd, weary, haggard and travel staiued, many, nuable lo carry their Icnapsacka, had thrown them aside; and tho whole force, says that papor, resembled the remains of an army which had Huatained a great disaster in the tlold. On a leisurely inarch the men fall out in thousands and pile up their knapeaclcs and arms upon the wsgoosf When these tail they abaudnn them by the roadside. The regimen; il oflloera are inferior to tbe men, aud uttorly ignerant of their duties; nor are the high"*' oflocrs much bettor. The same oaper calls altenti u to the contrast in title* between tl>* rebel and Union olffi -m?brigades of the letter, for e.ample, at Hull run being commanded by col me s, > rule in the South, a"fea months campaigning," witbo > an exploit perhaps, without a ght ofthe enemy, p.ds every horseback officer on the stretch for large promotion. Brigadier and major general, terms that ought to sound almost awful in the camp, are inado cheap by the eaceraosa. in aome cases. doohtle?j the jnSalim n with which they are sought.' The State ot Affaire in itlrmphli. [From the Memphis Api?al. March 22.] There was a little better attendance on 'change yesterday, but tho amount of busmen* done was not large. The New Orleans despatches stated that the flour market continues quiet, holders still oakirg abore the views of buyers Cbrn was in demand Oats steady Wh-at quiet. Sugar dull, and pri.es altogether nominal. Only email sales of molasses, and at reduced prices. The aggregate receipt* by ruilroad* and steamboats yeeterdey were:?1 cask and 8 tierces of t>i? ton. 000 sacks corn, 2 head cattle. 15 sacks and 28 barrels flour 92 bale* gunnies. 10 barrels lard. 191 bundles leather, 14 sacks and 14 barrels potatoes, 200 boxes soap, 1T9 narks wheat. New Oilcans Markets. The New Orleans Crt*>nl, of Thursday, reports little or no inquiry for co:ton, and no sales. !u sugar the market la extremely dull, and prices are too irregular anil tiuneltled for quotations. The rales were confined to about 300 hints ; some of yesterday's sale' were at 1 Y,r. a lHc. for gssd common, 2V$c. a3c. for good tair, 2)jC. for fully fair, and 2J[c. a3c. psrlb. for prime to choice. In molasses the market is very dull, and price'are declining. The .-ale are confine I to about 300 bb.'s. at lie. a 12c. per gallon, tor fermenting, sale-, of 150 sacks while corn, at SI 35 and 150 do. at $150 per butbui. Sales of 150 sacks oats at $1 50. Rebel Account of Conftderate and I'nion loski. [From tho Nashville Christian Advocate Feb 13.] K The history of the pas! wo"k sums up against us, docidedly. L?t us be honest, and look the facts tn the face. It is not worth while to d' uetve ourselves or try to deceive others. Hatd lighting and nndnrance, not lying and bragging, are to decide the is-ue We can aflord to a. knowledge reverses when they befall us, and own up like men A statement of casualties In lbs war, up to the 1*1 of January, show federal successes as follows ? I'htllppi, Boonvill?, Rich Mountain. St. tieorge, Hatters*, Frederickstown, l'ort Royal and I?rane*villo In those the Confederate* lost 130 killed, 278 wounded and 1,24'' prisoner:'. the feilerall, K6 killed and 207 wounded. lhs hat of Confederate victories comprises fifty-three; beg inning at Sin Antonio on the 15th of February, and enutng at Sacramento, on the 20th of December In these engagements the Confederates lost in killed Htm, wounded 3,007, prisoners 2'8 the federal Jusg was, killed 4,825, wounded 7,614, prisoners 8,177. A recapitulation shows that our loss was 1,1-85 killed, 3,345 wounded, and 1 487 prisoners; while the federal loss was 4,911 killed. 7,521 wounded, and 8,177 prisoners. 77ns foots up a Confederate lo?? of <>?7, an ' a federal loss "f 20,909 That the federal loss h not exaggeratod, is proved by an Item which a W ishing* n correspondent .-ends lhe New York 7Vme;?thu hy returns at the War Department, the fi-d-ral loss had a t<-ady reached twentytwo thousand. The loss In pn k? klrtnishes, (fcc., would bring it up to tint number We must expo t some re\er?er, therefore, but final de. feat never. The laterals m.iy wm in a hundred skirmishes, by bout and ship, and he no nearer subjugating the Aouth than before. All our resource* must be called out?all Let us giveottrseKt-s t? prayer to Almighty <?od, and to military preparation and executl >n Am Act to Provide for the Piiyment of the Itebel War lioan. (From the M'-inpbis Appeal, March 13.] The following act was pass-d by tho tiencral Assembly o( Tenneseoe, on the 12th Inst ? Sect loo 1. TV- It enacted by the Conor a I Assembly of the Htate of Tennessee, That the .state lien-by as-unie* nut urm Ui lavthe war tax to be sMo.-isod uiioli the property, he. .of* the people < ?' Terinesaeo, In obedience to ttieprovlsionanl Ilia net of tbo Oimjrng* of th* Con. Iedarate Stales of Amerl'is. nt>proied August 19, lSdl, ad entitled "Aii act to autb?h/* tlio l<aue of Treasury note*, and to provido a war tax for their redempt .ti.'' and for the purpose of carrying out flic provision* of this act, tb? Governor of tins State Is hereby directed and empowered to Iseue and dl^tose o; tbo bonds of lbs .Statu ?d Tennessee to sufficient amount In pay said fax, slurb I tr la all respects to the bond- of the State heretofore I .ued?except that one 81 th of said l> nds shall ho payable one year after their date, otic-fifth two years after fhelr date, one Bflh throe year alter ihelr date, one tilth four year* after tholr dati and on- fifth II v y are aft'T their date, and should the War t.ix esccc-1 two millions of dollars, bonds of alike dot rlption shall he Issued to meet such excess, to mature at such time thereafter ib'it not moro than fo r hundred thousand dollars of Mid honda shall fail due for anyone yoar.all to lie <: -?i on th" first day of April, IViti, md to b?ar Interest a tii? late of eight per centntn per annum, payable semiat tunlt point as may he d<>..igii ieu in *uiJ NEW YO lk>h<ln and nail bonds shall bo in deMMn dial Ions of uol less than one hundred (lobars, and not more thau one thousand dollars, (u on. ti of w huh shall bo all*, hod couP"ns for the internet duo ihereou. M>c 2. Ho it fuitlier enacted, That the faith and credit of the State of Troarssoe is hereby pledged for payment of said bonds and the lutorest ou the same, and for the next live years an atiuu.il tax of ton cents on the huu .red dollars of projiert> subject to taxation by existing laws, and ono loorth of one | er centum upon tho dollar of merchandise, or invoice price, whether bought in or out of the State, and ten c?nls on the iwll shall be assessed and collar ted as a spmctul tax for tho purp>>se of paying said bonds and interest at maturity: Provided, th it no person who is the head of u family shall be required to pay a tax under this act wh s > taxable property does not amount to the sum of live hundred dollars. Sec 3. He it further enacted, That all money on hand, or on deposit, in or out of the State, and ail stocks iu cor ((oration? winch are not by latv forbidden, and all county and State bonds, shall bo subject to taxuuou under this act. Sec. 4. Ho it further enacted, That the bunks of thia State are hereby specially authorised to invist their moans in said bouds, and said bauks purchasing any of sanl bouds shall have the privilege of classing bonds so purchased, in the classification of their assets, as specie funds: Provided, that the Male shall havo tho right to puy said bonds so purchased by said banks, in thotr own uotes, and, provided lurther, that all tho bonds issued under the provisions of this act shall be free from State, c anity , corp >rat inn and oilier taxes, in the hands of iu dividuais or cor|>orations. Sec. 5 Ho It further onacted, That tho Clovcrnor is authorised and requested lo issue and negotiate said bonds as soon as practicable for the Treasury uotes of tho Couloderato States of America, and with such Treasury notes to pay to tho govornuient oif the Confederate Suites, ou or before tho Urst day of April, lititl, the amount of said war tax assessed u|h>u the property of tho people of Tenticssoe, loss ten per centum thereon, as provided in the '-'ith section o! said act of Congress, approved August lit, l vil, as aforesaid. S.-c. 6. He ?t further onactod. That revenue collectors shall be entitled to receive for their sorvicos in collect lug lb s special tax only one half of the commissions aud foes all wed them for collecting the gen oral rvvouue of the Stale and counties, Passed March 13,1862. t The Rebel Steamer Alcrrimar. The Norfolk ooriesjx ndcui ot tho Nashville I mon ami ' .tmrn'ean gives the following interesting particulars of the steamer Merrimac previous to her engagements off j Hampton Roads on the 6th and 9th:? Yesterday. at dress parade, orders were read out for , all u'hn wishAil to voluiitcAr for kiv iniiiiihd' sAmra ubnard tho Merriinac, to report themselves nt headquarters. From this the inference is that she will soon he j ready for sea. The Yiuikovii, fully apprised of everything going on with us, are on the look out lor her. mid u arc prepared to have a lively time with her should she u'tompl to lorce tbo blockade?as she certainly will. 11 Inasmuch us the Lincolmtes are already fully laisted in regard to her, there cun be nothing faulty in giviug you * a slight idea of the nondescript craft. Once she was .. the pride of the federal navy, anu considered the ' ilnest of her clats nlloat. lie ug at the tlos|H>rt }' Navy Yard when the frightened Hessians fled from , that institution they attempted to destroy her. but failed in the undertaking. Acting on tho hiut of the c Now Orleans "turtle," the guvernnieot delermincd to make a Norfolk turtle or the Merrimac, aud workmen have b en busily engaged on her lor nearly sis months, and a sinking metamorphosis they olfectcd in her genera! appearance. From a first class frigate she is razed down till the surface she presents above water is * no greater than that of an ordinary canal boat, and on that surface no balls nor shells can tauo effect. Throe , foet below her watur lines tho iron plating, four inches thick, on solid oak twenty oight inches in thickness, t eminences and runs upward from oach side, sloping like , the roof of a taouce, aud being, in fact, an iron roof on u Moating house. No spars, no masts, no upper works of J, any kind are in sight. Even the chimmys are on spiral springs, "squashabe" without injury, aud the only place ^ she can bo struck is on her iron roof. The only way of ti getting into her is through a small hatchway, to which is a an iron door fastened immovably on tbo inside, so that w the enemy had as well attempt to board a loggerhead j,' turtle os her. Her armament consists of three heavy guns on each side, and oue at bow and stern. The iron ^ cleaver in front is supposed capable of dividing a Yankee J, ship in two equal portions with great nicety and des- ?. patch. To all appearauces she is a most formidable institution, and whether she prove a success or not, the Yankees are greatly exercised on her account, and the n very name of Morrimac is a terror to them. t Contrabands. 1 The Nashville RepuUiean Banner of the 20th ult., says, 81 that four negroes, two of them riding very line horses belonging to thoir masters, made their appearance in I lie u camp of Col. J. W. Prioe. of Lezingtou, commanding the Twenty-tlrst regiment of Kentucky Volunteers. The dar- 11 ties "woke up the wrong passenger," however: they dropped in upon Kenluckians. and were sent by order < f '' Col. Price to the Provost Marsha!, who ordered them Mnt to their masters. ' Crops. 1 The Knoxviile Reguttr of tho 13th ult. says, there is u little prospect of the cultivation of crops of any kind this year in Powall's Valloy, one of the moet lertilo valleys of ' Fast Tennessee. The Union people are Heeing to Ken ^ lucky, while those who adhere to theConfcdurate govern- N( ment are so harassed by I'niou cavalry from Kntucky they cannot attend to the labors of the fsrm. n Infirmary Companies. [From the Nashville I'atriot, March 26.] 4 The Richmond Ditpauh states that the Confedorntc ( government is about to inaugurate a new brauch in tho military service?viz.: inilrmary companies, in imitaliwo j of tho Havsrian army. to remain in the rear of the line c of battle, to bear oil men when wounded. Arrivals at the Nashville Hotels. f C. B. Hough, New York; K. Fontainebleai, France. t The river continues to rccode fast, and in a few days d will be only navigablo for small class steamers, the 1 vee is comparatively bare of boat* at present, all the t larger ones having left in consequence of tho river falling p so fast. 1j Salary of Confederate Congressmen. t The Augusts (Ga.) C/troniclr says:?Our Confederate y legislators seem determined to tr.ko good care of number It one. The bill fixing the pay of Senators and representa- t! tives in Congress provides that each shall receive $3,000 a per annum aud travelling exponses at tbo rate of twenty ceuts per mile It is a little latter thing to be congress- o man and talk "buntomb" than to be a soldier at $11 per month and fight the Yankees ii Floyd and Pillow Drnouseed toy the 1 Southern Preen. A correspondent of au Atlanta, (<>a.,) impor, speaking of Floyd and Pillow, says:?There is uot a Southern pa per but denounces Floyd and Pillow for running away and leaving their army at Fort Ilonels >n to its fate. Their being at large is hold as a burning reproach to them, and a cannot possibly mitigate our scorn and indignation. f( Alas, poor people I W ith Floyd and Pillow in your ranks, your case is indeed a sad one. unless the Contede- c rate government can interfere for your protection. ' " . - * - _ .??^ vniunia?? va jituiru. A late Riebmoud paper contains tho lollowing: ? ("hai'.umto:., S. C., March 17,18??. j I,i.'-.tenant Colonel Bennett, of the Fifty brut l'onnsyl j vania reg.merit; Lieutenant Riley, of tbo Forty-seventh ^ Now Y'ork regiment, uno 8. H. Wilis, Union government n agent and cuttou broker, were captured by our pickets on Krtluto Island, on Sunday, and brought hero to day as 3 prisoners or war. They wore riding in a buggy when ( captured. c The Itcurrlty of Arms in the South. '' Governor Harris, of Tennessee, in his recent mess ago jj delivered at Memphis: to such a portion of Ills ItiHeraut t( legislature as h.- could gi t togelbor, says:?Since the j pn-saire of the act of May, 1MI, I have organutad and put into the Held for the Confederate service fifty-nine f( regiments of Infantry, one regimont of cavalry, eleven cavalry baltaliona, and over twenty independent com- j panics, mostly artillery The ("ontedorate government n has armed about fifteen thonaand of these troops, but to a arm the remainder of this large force I have had to draw heavily upon the sporting guns of our citizens. BeHiving that at least one-fourth of the present militia * strength of 'he State csn be armed by collecting all the sporting guns in the country, I have ordered that pro portion to be placed in camp immediately. Appropriations to equip, pay, subsist and clothe Ibis for. e while engaged in the public delence will be necessary. I heyal and Disloyal Citizens. w The Richmond Enquirer says:?We learn that nine d of the men employed at the city gas works utterly re: used to take the oath of allogiance, saying that they had sworn to support the constitution of the United d States, nud would not periuro themselves. Richmond /, will no doubt be made too hot to bold these Yankee sympathizeri. They had not b'-'-n ejected up to a late hour laal evening. h I f I * ? in inin nrwii g| A letter from Richmond, March 29, stye that the a House < t Representatives have adopted a resolution to o apply a portion of the money of the contingent fund to c the aid and relief of the captured troops now in the ban Is of the enemy ;is prim mere, Captain <Jeo. W. Alexander, the companion of Colonel 1 homes ( the ' French lady") in his expk.ltg on 'be Polemac, hue been appointed Assistant i'rovogi Maighal in Richmond. on Monday night., in Portetnonih, Va., a house owned by \V. P. Ouy, and occupied by Charles Burgess, was damaged by Ore. On the same night the beautiful restden. e of Ca'pt. John H. Myers, in Newtown, near Portsmouth, was consumed. Both tiros am attributed to incetidiarlss. Forty-one prisonere captured hy f'sptain John H. Morgan, in Tennessee, liare been carried to .Salisbury, N. C. A daily Union prayer meeting hss been commenced In Richmond, to aupplhale the In vino hle?*iug upon tho confederacy end her soldiery in the field. Teii prisoners male good their escape from the jail of ilenrieo county, Va.. on Monday night. b (Secretary Benjamin has telegraphed (Jovernor Petto* u that li? will receive cavalry compauies for the war without arms. j W. Brewer, editor and publisher of the Milton (Kla.) f Tribune, suspend* thai journal to go to the war?tho , road his partner travelled many month* since. Saltpetre has boon discovered In abundance in Burnett county, Texas. 'iunpowdnr is now being made there. Oil. James J. Ramsay,of Ceorgla, and who commanded I the First Georgia regiment, has been promoted 10 be a c Brtgadier Oenerui. ? An eld bras* church bell of tolerable aire, bearing the 1 words "York county, in Virginia, 1725," has been re r reived at the Virginia armory, Imm York county, as a ' present to the State from !>r. John Mayo a A correspondent of the Atlanta Confederacy suggest* that I lie churches InCeorgi a conir.bute their hells to ths I State to be cast into cannon I JcfT. Davis lias vetoed the hill creating a commanding i j g-neral. | i A nest of trailers has been discovered m Davidson | i 1^ HEltALD, WEDNKSDj ; >untv. North t'ai o..ua, mi J Ufly of theiu soul to Raleigh ib prisoners Captain Thomas J Ivy, a nativa of Norfolk,died in <cw Orleans on Ilia Htli uibl. The Kbw aul grist mill of Mr. Thomas Moore, in Clayton I'linty, Ua , vaa consumed by liro ou the uight of the lOlh iiibt. A collision occurred between two passenger trains on he Virginia ami Tfiinus.-oe roud Thursday night, at a loint about four miles west of WytbeviUa Dr. Ilurrows, tbo Superintendent of ilia Penitentiary at Vetumka, Alabama, was brutally murdered a I'd* days igo by one of llto convicts in that lustilutiou. The Victoria Aduicate announces the death of Colonel If. I' Miller, an old Texan of tlio Mexico-Texan revolu ion. l>r. W. S. Poll, chief of the Medical Department of the Irmy of the Misa s-ippi, and a native of Knoxv ille,Ton icsseo, died at Memphis 011 the loth iuat., from severe rounds received near New Madrid, Dr. R. V. la-mouic, of New Orleans,a distinguished ccturor and writer on the war, is in Petersburg. Henry W. Hilliard, of Alabama, is organizing a legion or the war uuder authority of tho Secretary 01 War A trial tri|i of tho now gunboats Morgan and (lames, unit at Mobile, was made on the (Sth inst. Thu result vas most satisfactory. Clai kr county, Mississippi, with a populate ti of eleven lundred. has o.oven full companies in the field, and the a elf tli in process of organization. [From tho Nashville Republican Uannor. March 21 ] I'll gun lactory al Holly Springs, Mississippi, is now urning out forty good muskets per day. It will soon ho ihle lo turn out one hundred per day for the Confederate [ovcrnmeut. Muskols are the bust weapon for threeourlhs of the armv. It snoots strong, far and accurate. in I seldom gets out of ordor. Tho half brother ol Ciouer.il ZolllrofTer, confined among he confederate prisoners at Terro Haute, died on Monday normng. ^evon deaths occurred among tho prisunors luring their contliiemout at Terre Haute. MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS. Meeting of tike Board of Supervisors. A rogular meeting of the Hoard of Supervisors wag lold yesterday, Klijah F. Purdy, Prestdout, la the chair. The minutes of the last meeting were read and upirovod. The following communication was received from his ionor tho Mayor:? Match's Omit, New York, March 31,1362. '? Tint Honorarlk tiik Board ok Si'I'Ikvihoks:? (iKnti.smen?i return herewith, without my approval, tie acoompanying resolution, authorizing and directing he Comptroller to lease from Potor Mitchell the second aid third llooi s of p-emises No. 400 Urund slroct for the iso or tho Fifth District Court. My ob.eetioua thereto ire as follows:? Tho court in question is a city court, the expenses of finch are borne by tho city. The law directly charges bo Corporation with the duty of furnishing tho rooms or its use, and, although it indirectly authorizes tho Suervisors to do so also, thorn seems to be in this case a ivculiar propriety in tollowing tho diroct provision of ho statute, inasmuch as it is froui the city, and not the oiintv. treasury that the payments must be made. Tho Corisiration has heretofore providod the rooms for ticse District Courts. It long ago provided the rooms ow occupied by the Fifth Judicial District Court, and he Comptroller, on behalf of the Corporation, h.id, before ho passage of your resolution, already hired tho present 'remis s for another year from the 1st or May next. On the question as to the suitableness of the present OOms. 1 have, from personal inspection, become satisfied bat thoy should answer for the present. They have sufloed for the use of that court for soveral years past, when is business was probably larger than at present, owing o the diminution consequent upon the general de rossion of business, and they seem to be in good order uid repair. While it would undoubtedly be moro convenient to ai'sa Inrtrnr nnd mnm commndiAiiB rr*>m? for this ironrt. here soerns to be no urgent necessity for the change; nd this is certainly not the tlmo to encourage unnecesir.v increase of expenditure which, in this case, would e double the rent at present paid, and which it Is proused to pay Tor rooms not yet in existence, and the suorlor suitableness of which to the present rooms cannot, soref. re, be known as dclinitivoly as would be desirale. GEORGE OPDYKE, Mayor. Supervisor Dans said he supposed the Board would int attempt to override the veto, and as no further scion would bo token on the paper, he moved that it be lid over without advertising, and thereby avoid coniderable expense. Supervisor BLrsr supported this view, as he did not hink thore was any necessity to advertlne, unless they utendod to give the paper further consideration. Supervisor Twxku quoted the law on the subject, showug that a veto must lay over and be advertised for ten lays. This course was ordored to be taken with the aiicr. The Board then adopted c. resolution that no supplies rill be furnished to any county offices or officors, except ipoa requisitions approved of by the Board. A communication was received from the Comptroller, n answer to a resolution passed by the Board on the !5th of March,requiring him to inform the Board in vhnt body ihe title to the ground and building in ElIridge street is vested. He stated that it woa purchased a the year 1812, and the present building was erected t that time aud used as u watch bouse. The title is estert in the Corporation or the city or New York. Tbo resolution to hire the rooms in the premises Nos. ,7 snd 49 Chambers street , for the use of the Supreme lourt,at an annual rent of $0,000, was lost. The resolution offered by Elijah V. Purdy.that the loard of Super vizirs call for a repeal of the present Exist law, was.(lien taken up. Supervisor Davis offered, as an amendment, that as the -resent Excise laws have failed to accomplish the objects or which they were intended, the Legislature bo portioned to make such alterations ut said laws as may be ,e?-mod necessary. Supervisor Ptrut said the subject was one demanding he attention of the Board of Supervisors,as under the resent Excise laws the revenue derived from that source iad fallen oil (,'-0,000 a year. Supervisor F.lt offered, as an additional amendment, hat the legislature be petitioned to exempt the city of iow York from the nclionnf the present Stato Excise iw, and that the power of granting licensee be rested in he local authorities, under sueh regulations as (he honor ble Legislature may deem ex|iedient. The whole matter was referred to a special committee, r which Supervisor Ely is chairman. The Board then adjourned until Tuesday next, the 8th 1st. Wholesale Condemnation of Prime Vessels. united states district cocrt. [Before Hen. Judge Belts.} Aprii. 1.?The United Stale vs. th- tch'soner Louisa Agnt nd cargo.?Decree condemning both vessel and curgo or violation of the blockade. Leave granted to the laimauts to obtain monition against naval captors to ry the question of their alleged misconduct to the crew f Ihe above h- neouer. Counsel for the gevornment, Mr. tewart I.. Woodford; for claimants, Mr. Chan. Edwards. The United Sla'et to. the sehoone.r Ned.?This was a a-6 of (.eizuie by th? Collector, under act of July 13. 161, as partly owned by inhabitants or seceding Stales corec entered condemning the shares so owned. Mr. IVoodford tor the United States, Mr. Kidgway for claim nt.8. The I'nit'4 State* rs the cargo of the rhar.nrr Joth II. "oone.?A resident of Havana asked leave to tile an addl ion a I claim tor part of the cargo. The llbcllants ohje. t. d to the allegations <>r misconduct on tho t>art of tiie inval captors cont?iO"d in the proposed claira. On the round that the same were not pertinent at tho present .age of tlio cause, the Judge allowed the claimant to inervene but struck out tho parts objected to. Mr. Wood?r the government: Mr. Kdwards tor the claimant8 The Court also rendered decroes of condomnation in >rd the following prize causes:? The United State* re. the rchooner* Sarah and Caroline, I'trf Midllehm, Oipeey. Capt. Spedden. Own,n, and !> tit, the ttoup ICxpreu and the uteamer Henry Lena*.? a me counael for the government in ths above cases. tssiialts st Meat bjra Captnln and Mnte of a British Veaael. MAIMMK COl'ItT?SPECIAL TKKM. Befors Hon. Judge Hearne. Aran. 1.? William Hrncrme r*. Captain Koht. Alk.n and \rd Mole. Collier, of the Britith hark Denim Hall.?This res a suit before the Judge without a jury to recover amago s for an alleged assault and battery on voyage nm Melbourne, Australia. The plaintiff stated that tiring tho voyage the captain put him in Irons in New aland, and kept him thus confined for three weeks, n ths 4tb of February, 186J. ths innts suit the captain lied Bruotno down to the cabin, where'thei aptain struck un with a slung shot on the wrist, and injured it severer; be, ths captain, then struck the plaintiff with aslung hot on ths arm; the mate struc k him fbroome) at the ame time on the liend with handcuffs .ne gave bun live r six blows, and nut him severely inTour place* the aptain was beating the plaintiff oil the time with the lung shot, and then struck him on the nose with a pistol nd severely injured it: plaintiff w?a aga u putin irons nd his back so much injured that ho could notstind or three weeks. he was kept in irons from ths 4lh of 'enruary to Jits of March, plaintiff was arrested in New fork on arriving here, and taken to ths MsrsbaU otlu e nd thencs to'lie British Consul t; offer, and back again o the Marshal's office, where he wis discharge. Several illnesses deposed to the above facts. Among them wue Mabomsdan who was sworn according to lbs hit own nth. Mr.J.H. Hart, counsel for plaintiff. The Hits kley Contract. fltTHKMB OOl.'RT?ftl'CCIAL TKKM. Before Hon. Judge Barnard. April 1-?Dan.it m. Hoc' ley, Hope and tht Comptroller of \e. City. Ths severs! parties all appeared this morning y 1(1''ir i;uuUB?I, w BI"" V- v K>iim. IUC VIIICI IVI mil ajunet ion and the appointment of a receiver under tbia on tract, and requested an adjournment. Mr Kdwm amro ayreed to appomt Saturday aext, at twelve o'clock, 0 proceed peremptorily with the motion the injunction, a the meantime, to remain in force. Cnrnnrrt' Ini|urate. JThs Hari.km Railroad Accini vt 'Tl e inque, t In the Ann of Catharine Nelson, who wan run oyer and killed in the Ilarlem Railroad, near 1211th itf t) nn tho 2Sth lit., resulted In the jury censuring the nmpany for tinning the cars at auch a hiph rate of spo-d through larleni. Deceased wan fifty-two years of nye, and w is 1 native of Ireland

A Haii/* iMmw.Mtp.?John (irorts. a sailor on the ablp "liru1 elli Yeo. lyln at the foot of I'lko ftre t, fell over)oard on Monday in .lit, and ?js drowned b-foro anv asi id a nee could be rendered him. frroner Willy heid an n-| est tit on the body. Deci-.i-.eJ wn thirty years of igu, and w/a a native of Waits S.Y, APRIL 2, 1862.?TRIP BltOWNLOW IN CINCINNATI. Speeches Before the Union Committee and at the Merchants' Exchange. Incidents of Heroism in East Tennessee. &c., &c.. &c William 0. Brownlow.of Tonneeseo, arrived in Cincinnati oil tho 28 th of March, and was escorted to tho Gibson House, where he was received by the Union Committee, 'u response to the welcome which was tendered him be sjioke as follows:? He first gave a short history of bis political career. In lS'J't, living then in Tennessee, he supported Adams against Jackson. He next supported Clay and Hugh Lawson (While*) against Van Buren, and in 1840 he sustained Harrison. In 1862 he aided in getting up the Webatcr ticket, which, in consequence or Mr. Webster's death, was withdrawn. He assisted in nominating and supi>orting Fillmore and IhMiolj/in ami at t tin Inat svL.tr> ft inn llal) anift Viramtft In connection with Hell he always thinks of the couplet, ' Tity the sorrows or a poor old man," but in Everett he foe's pride, for that man still stands erect, like one crested in the image of his (iod. He never sympathized with abolitionists, disuuionists or secessionists. His parents were born in Virginia. So was he. Although a slaveholder, be has no hesitancy in saying that, when the issue is presented, as it may be, "The Union and no Slavery against Slavery and no Union," he is for the Union, and slavery may go to the dogs. Ho is ior the Union abovo slavery or any other institution. Large bribes have been offered him to induce him to aid the rebel Inn. His answer:?"Thy money perish with thee." A poor man,owning nothing but his printing office, and that confiscated, he nevertheless could uot cousent to sell for gold his beloved country. The parson told of an interview betweon himself and the rebel General Carroll, In which his liberty was offered him, providod he would take the oath of allegiance to the rebel government. He answered that the Southern mob had ao government, and that before he would purchase his liberty at such a price, he would rot in their Jail. In that sj me jail ouc hundred and fifty Union men were cunflued, so crowded together that they were obliged to take turns in sitting or lying. Some were taken from that jail and hung, and be was often told that he would bo tbo next ono thus murdered. The joy he felt uyon again breaking the air of freodom could not be expressed. The rebels retained his wife and three children?girls?as hostages for his good behavior. Upon leaving town, he told his wife to be prepared for execution, for, according to tbe rebels' ideas, ho would meet certainly misbebavo himself. When tbe army goes to Kast Touneusoo he wishes to go with it. Kimxvilie is in Froinont's Department, niid he was glad of it. Fremont was his sort of a man, and he wished to be with him on visiting Kast Tennessee. A good deal of hanging had been dono on one side, and he would like to superintend some on the other. Without profanity, he could say that the federal army would be received in Kast Tennessee with a joy only equalled by tho hosannahs of the angels when Christ was born. He oxprosaud him sell as (euliug confident that the rebellion was on its "last legs." The rebels woro preparing for a dosporate fight at Corinth. If defeated there their cause was gone. He hoi<ed they would be pursuod through the cotton States and driven into the Gulf, as the swine containing devils were driven into the water. After making a few other remarks, tbe Carson concluded his address by returning his thanks. BROWN LOW'S SPEECH AT THE MERCHANTS' EXCHANGE. In ths afternoon Mr. Brownlow was escorted to the Merchants' Exchange, where he addressed the merchants as follows I am sorry, gontlemen and fellow citizens, that lam not in ? condition to make you even a short speech. I have been accustomed for thirty-five years to making public specchrs, and have only failed in the art during the past three years, while suffering from a bronchial affection of the throat. I am getting better, however, and although for two years past I could hardly speak above a whisper, I can now make myself heard at the distance of a few feet, particularly when I am talking about disunion; for I never get on that subject that God, in his Providence, does not increase the volume of ray voice. In addition to my other sufferings, I have been j incarcerated in a damp, gloomy jail, shut out from tbe ' fresh air and free exercise, for three months. This has beeu bard on me, who was always accustomed to Jump I higher, tall flatter, and squall louder than any other man in Tennessee?(cheers)?always say. ing what I pleased, going where I pleased and coming when I pleased. For three months I hare been kept in close confinement, and the only favor allowed me was that aay little son should bring me my meals three times a day. The food that was gireu my fellow prisoners by the officers in charge of the Jail was the foulest offal from tho hotel. No true Virginian would give such food to his dog. My food was prepared by my wife, and was brought to me by my little son in a little basket. The officers in charge used to take this basket, lift offtha napkin, examine between tho plates and watch all my movements to see that some little bit of |>aper containing information from my frionds was not concealed in the basket, and when I had finished my meal the same examination was made to see that I did not communicate with them. The ooly information 1 obtained was froaa ray little son, who would whisper to me that a light had ocourred here, or aa engagement there, but no details wbstevsr ware given me, lor they charged that in tba absence of Governor Johnson and Horace Maynard that 1 was at the bottom of the conspiracy and tba leading spirit in lbs opposition to the southern confederacy. I, however, entered into a learned diplomatic correspondence with a little mlsoruble Jew, named Judab P. Benjamin, the so-called Socre lary of War of the bogus confederacy. In that correspondence I have the venity to believe that I got the better of him. This correspondence has never been priuled, although, now that I am at the North, I shall take the opportunity to lay it before the public. In that correspondence he stipulated to let me out. He said I was a bad man, and a dangerous man to the .Southern confederacy; and, said he, "I have directed Major General George B. Crittenden to send you through the lines to the people you serve." " Agreedsaid I; "fit out your escort and I will accompany It. 1 propose to do for the Southern confederacy what the devil never did?quit the country." (Cheers.) About the time I was ready to start, an inferior officer came in with a warrant for my arrest. Holding in my pocket the passport of the Secretary of War of the bogus government of the Southern confederacy, and the order for my removal signed by Crittenden, 1 declined to notice the warrant. Tbm officer, a little upstart named James C. Ramsey, seized intra, rrt.- und KWMarifiv to his own warrant the perjured vidian, that I bud committed treason against the SUtte of jeiino^-oo iu writing a cortuueditorial which waa published in Uie Knoxville Whig, and which, mark you, was printed May 24, one month before the ordinance of secession waa passed and Tennessee liad pasted into tho Southern couiederacy, and yet Ibis wan treason to the State. I was taken out of the hands of the military authorities, deni-d atrial and threat into jail on the affidavit of thia miserable, debauched little puke. Alter being Hi jail three weeks. I was attacked with typhoid fever, and for twelve week' 1 was very low. I was removed to another room, and becoming worse they culled in an additional physician. Although I waa so low that I had to be turned'over in my bed, and eould not inove of my own will, the guards wore doubled atnl extra precautions were tuketi to prevent my escape. The excuse they gave for all this waa that I was only pretending to be sick. In this they allowed their ignorance of the Union men of Tennessee. I intended to see them out if all were trumps, and never to run from them. I intended carrying out the arrangements mode with Ikniumin. The Brigadier General commanding at Knoxville came in to see me one day. lbe prisoners uli rallied around to hear what wus said. He said: "Hrownlow, yon ought not to be here.'' "j think so, too," suid I. "Now," says be, "come along with me and we will inuke it all right. We will go up to Judge Humphrey, at ihe Court Huu.c, and yon can t?ke the oath of allegiance to tho Southern confederacy." I turned round to him at this insulting proposition. "Sir,'' said I, "belore 1 will tako the oath of allegiance to the Smthcrn confederacy toobtain my freedom, I will rot in Jail of disease or die with old age Nay, more?I deny that you have a government; I deny thai you are authorized to administer the oath of allegiance to your rotten muli government, which no Power on earth will over rec<>gui/e. lielore I will do so I will see the entire Southern couiederacy in hell and you and I on the top of It." (Gieat cheering.J "Sir." said he, "that is d?d plain talk.' "Yes, sir ee," replied I. lie tipped his hat, made a bow, which I returned, and we parlod. 1 hope to meet him again, and that will be wlien the federal army takes possession of Knoxville. Th<? Union sciiiimenl of Past Tennessee has never given way, not a particle A moro loyal, devoted, uniliring bund of Unionists never lived on God's green eatth. Tlia> little valley, forty miles wide sod about sixty miles long, oi which Knoxville is the centre, is full of such Union men and women. When I came aws.v the jail of Knoxville was full of Union men. I was there In mil when they lock my companions out and hung them. I did not see them hong, because this was done over the lull; but I saw ih?in go out, with tbe bluck poplar codine, end tbe soldiers would turn round, and pointing to flrowtilow, would any," You will swing next." My reply was. "I am ready to be bung, and all I wsnt is one hour undor the gal low's to give (be pedigree of these men." I expected to be bung, and had mad# up my m od to it I wna told that the drum head court martial lacked but one voieot'confirming iny doom, and tbal was the vote of a secessionist. No man ever came so near being hung and waa not. tine of my companions, A. C. Hawn--the gallant llawn, one of the moat moral and uprghl men in Knoxville. with a wire and two small children?was senfenced to be hung by this court martial, and he bad but oue hour's notice to prepare himself. He asked for Hminlater or one of the churches in Knoxville to be sent for. but tho reply of tho jailer waa, "No d?d traitor in the South lias tho right to bo prayed for, and God does not heur such prayers." Poor Hawn wa? placed on the acaflbld and a miserable firunkPn < napiam m HUB WI ?U? rw iurm I^nacuin WOT Hunt to alletid him. Justaa they ware about to launch Hawti Into eternity the chaplain said, "Thl* poor unforlunate man deetree to aajr that ho waa lad into committing the tots for which ho Is now to mono with his life, by I'ntoO man. and ho la resliy an object of pity." Hawn rote, and in a stonlorion volcn replied, "Ideslrtto say that every word that man hua sanl is false. I am the identical man that put the torch to the liinberi of that hriilgc, and I am ready to awing for It. Hang me as soon as yi ii i an." He aaid he would do It again If he know this was to bo hia fate for It. No one can toll of the .snirerings and hardships that the l.'nlon tu n of Knstern Tenno--ee have hud to undergo, nor how many innocent men, without hearing or trial, have been put to death. (Squads ot raralry are roving about the oountry committing all manner of crimes and shunting down all sua|>eutcd 01 tree son to the (Southern It w.is omy ,ry to have a linger pointed to a mnri and sumo onr w.ia ready to shoot him down litis tv. s the en ow th poni'tercu. tie had oemmittetl no act ot trenron, but wa LK SHEET. snpinecd tu syup athi/o with tlm Utiiou utei Walking across (HI.- o hie liable una day , noma oua said there pun traitor, whan one of a squad of cavalry lirud and La waa atrurk with a Mmie hall. Ilia jane in tho Mouth are literally full of I'uion inou, many of Ihom lakou from Fast Touuissoe. Never was a t<oO|ilo ?o tookou dowu. Thegovernment owes It to tho people, if they never go auy were olee, to tuko care of Hast Teuiieesoe. TUoy have stood 111 in There aro no L'ni >u presses Ic t in thn South, and uot a Untou editor but one, and that in tnyge'f. Tln?y have all boon bought up. They offered me large mi in, of money, but iny reply wus, "Thy money per.sh with lh*e. 1 will see you to tho dc\ it first." They Lok uij paper, my press and my type, aid gave me notice that 1 should not publish any more paper* I took tho advice of my fnouJgi.nd family, and atopp-d the Whig. It was tho only lime in my life that I evor gave in; for, liko Col Ims' ram, 1 always had a head of my own (Lauithtor.) They took my building, which was sixty feet long anil tw > slorio* high, and transf rinod it into au arsenal to repair the guns which Floyd stole from tho United States government. And this was uot all. Au Alabama regiment came along ono Sabbath day and stole fr in me my only nigger, a young manor whom 11 bought very much. 1 might have expected this from tho North ern army if I had believed ail that was said of it, but I did uot expect tbui the chivalry and tlowor of the South would he guilty of such an act, alter all their boasting. I tell you to-day. upon the honor of a man, that tho Nouiboru army and its hangers-on have stolen more negroes in Virginia, Tonuessce and Kentucky during the past six mouths than the abolitionists have enticed or aided away in the last forty years, and to-day,so holp me God, one-half lbs soldiers in ths South never owned a slave or were ever related by the tics of consanguinity with any oue that ever did. (Cheers.) They aro the offscourings of the lowest order of society, the meanest set of cowards on the face of the earth. I/x>k how they tied at Fishing creek, and everywhere elso when the Union army got after thorn. When they stwted out they said -'on# Southerner could whip live blue-bellied Yankees;' ' and here let ine relate an incident that happened in Knosville a few weeks sinco:?A Union lady met on the sidewalk, one day, a colonel of n regimont stationed in Knoxville, and she said to him, "Colonel, how is it that I notice the Northerners hare been getting the bolter of us at Fort Henry, Fort Donelson and Fishing creek. I thought one Southron could whip Are Yankees." "Oh," replied the Colonsl, "you see these troops were from Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. They are the descendants of Kentuckiaus and Tenuesseeans, who removed from thoso States across the Ohio years ago. They are of our own stock,and areas good fighters as our own soldiers." "Well, thon. how was it about Uurnside's victory at Roanoke Island? Were these Ohio, Indiana and Illinois soldiers, loo?" To this interrogatory the colonel replied that ha did not know, and hnslily bidding the lady good day, left her. litis is my first effort at speaking in four months, and I find that I am getting hoarse and must st'ip. Thank God I can now sno daylight. This wicked robellion is about played out; all tflftt is needed to finish tho work is a "little more grape, Captain Bragg." Grape frtr Ihn mnaona nnH hamn for this Iaj!flora it rttv mntln Important Treasury Circular Relative to Internal Commricinl Intrrroiirne. tkrasirt l)k!-aktmknt, m&'cll 29, 1m12. Sm?It is desirable to remove, as f.ir as muy properly be dono, the restrictions upon commercial intercourse between the loyal States and those Suites and parts 01'States herotorfore iloclarod by proclamation of the President to be in insurrection, and which muy resume and maintain a loyal adhesion to the Union anil tho constitution, or may bo occupied and controlled by the forces of the United Stutes engaged in the dispersion or tho insurgents. The rules and regulationsgovorning internal commerce, heretofore prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury are, therefore, hereby so far modified as to authorize the respect ive Surveyors of the Customs at tho ports of Pittsburg, Wheeling, Cincinnati, Mudison, Louisville, Now Albany. Kvansville, Paducah, Cairo and St. Louis to issue permits for the transportation of merchanise, and for the exchange of the same for money or products of such States and parts of States upon application being made to thom respectively, ifsatisiled of the loyalty and good faith of the applicant, and upon the filing of an affidavit, properly executed, that the permit so applied for shall net, if granted, be used so as to give, in any way, any aid, comfort, information, or enoouragament to persons in insurrection against the government of the United States or under insurrectionary control and direction. You will hereafter cease collecting any per rentage or fees for permitting the transit and exchange of merchandise between the citizens of loyal States and loyal citizens oi insurrectionary sections of the country occupied or controlled by the forces'of the United States, other than the usual charge of twenty cents for each permit so grsnted; end you will make no charge for permits for merchandise forwarded fro mi any place in s loyal State to another in the same or other like State, nor exercise any supervision over the trade between such States, except such as may be necessary to prevent supplies of any description being furnished to insurgents. It is furthermore directed that no permits be grsnted for any articles forbidden by tbe military authorities te be transported into tbe territory occupied by the forces of tho United Slates. Partl< i, therefore, desiring licenses and permits for commercial trade under the rules and regulations, ss herein modified, will hereafter make their application direct to the proper Surveyor, and not to the Secretary of the Treaeury. I am, very respectfully, S. P. CH ASK, Secretary of tbe Treasury. EnopvT. Ccrson, Esq., Surveyor of Customs, Cincinnati,Ohlo. rt mm a Wiodilnct.nl: naoer. March 31.1 The citizens ef the District of Columbia, as woll as tbs adjoining country, will be pleased to learn that, under the auspice** of the government, a daily line of switt steamers is shoot to be established between Washington and Kurt l ies Monroe. These steamers are to leave each place at the satnc hour, and < omplets the trip in the short space ol nine hours. It lias often surprised us that direct daily communication with the uutionai capital and so important a Blatiou as the old Kortresa should have been left to the facilities of a neighboring city, and we reioice that the administration has decided to eueourage the present enterprise. In connection herewith we may state that such is the confidence of an early restoration of Richmond. Virginia, to the government, that the old Southern Mail Line Company are making such arrangements as will^ensure a resumption of travel by way ot Aquia creek. It is understood that the cars from Alexandria are now running regularly to Manassas. I'roduco from tbe good old county or I-oudon is also beginning to arrivo. Tbe railroad being completed to Manassas station, government trains pass directly through our city to ihut interesting point, making the trip in from two to three hours. Even with the limited accommodation, for passengers a number have already availed lb-to-nlves of lhe politeness of the conductors of lh? cere j,t.d officers of the army in charge at the term.nua to survey the battle fleld'aud surrounding country. An intelligent and observant gentleman, who spent nearly two days there, confirms oil previous accounts of tbe wide spread desolation. Thousands of acres of land, hut a short time since in high cultivation, are now trodden down as an earthen floor. The houses for many miles around aro damaged and forsaken. Occasiona )y the humble home of some good I'mon hnshuiidman fit recn with pleasure, where lo the visitor the old latdilonod hospitality in extended. In the village church yard the mementoes of departed worth nre brnkou. General McClellan Mervnadtd. A Washington correspondent says?Ma>>r General Mcnellon ??x visited at lilx quarters, neur Falriax Seminary, Virginia, on Friday night butt, by the entee Niuoly-tlrth regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, under command of Colonel Gosliue. The occaaiou wmh on livened by the music of tho hand, and also from a glee club belonging to the regiment. After the eercnado the Ome hi appeared and addnssod the ragimenl an his comiadea, ud ling that be thxukrd them lor tht<e things?one tu the |tast, one in the present, and one in the future. In the past, for the superior discipline and military skill displayed on every occasion when bo had boen tKirmlttod to witness tlieni in tho field, in the present , lor the smiling cotilldcnce which shone in the face* which be wns able to ace in the dim light; and in the futute, for tlie assurstieo thnt on them he could rely to help him, lo fight lor linn,, and, if necessary, to die Willi him. "Can I not?"' (At this a thou.-.and voters answered, "Yes, yes, evciy lime.") He thcu said he did not think thle last would he necessary; that be hoped to siilslue tho rebellion without resorting to eucli aacriBce, The General's wile, who wax present, seemed luliy nnbued with the enthusiasm of those around her. Promotions In the Itaval Service. Tho Failed Slates .Senate on the dial nil. confirmed tha following promotion" in the Mai me corps:? Major William liulanoy, to be colonel. Major Ward Mam ton, and M^jor John (J. Reynolds, to lie lieutenant colonels. Captains Jacob Zellin, Addison Garland, Jcsiah Watson, and Isaac f. Doughty, to be majors. First lieutenants < harlex U. McCawlcy, George It. Gra bam, John L. tiruome, Wm. Stokes Boyd, James Lewis, Clement D. Hebb, Philip H. W. Fontaine, Alan Ramsey, Philip H. Kendall, Jr.,John S hormerhoi n,Charles Hay. wood, Lucien I,. Dawson, to ho captains. Second Lieutenants George W. Collier, George P. Hen stein, Philip 0. Kennedy, Jamea Forney, Louis M. Golds* horough, William H. Cartter, Mc.Lone Tiiton.John Henley Higbec, Frank Munroe,Robert H. Huntington. Wm. II. II tie Joseph F. Dakar, Jamea 11. Grimes, Thomas L. Mi Wrath. Wm. J. Squires, Robert Kidd. Henry A. Hart loll,Charles A. Mlliman, win. it. jicacan, noriiuu n. Lowry, Samuel W. Matthews, Hctirv B. Holf, (Jecer 1*. ( rant, Kigone A. Stualley, and I'orcivjl C. Pope, to be llrst lieutenants. The following were confirmed ? chief engineer*:? William 0. Wheeler, Kreticie C. Hade, Wm. H. Summ William J. lsindin, Mortimer Kellogg, Andrew J. Hierticd &nd John A. Grier. au jocixmkxt or ihi N?w Jkkskt L*?usi.<Trw.?:?The New Jersey Legislature adjourned on the night of ihe 28tb ult. 'Ihe allt.lr we* done rather hurriedly, Indication the pre?etii a of a powerful stimulant, It i* raid, on the part of the Assembly. They had appointed a Com mittee of Conferem on mme matter* relating to the Inc dental Expense bill, and thia body had decided that the House should recisle, but a motion to adjourn brought tha wbol# bualneae to a stand. Tn# consequence i* that member* niualdl*|>*n*e with iienr.paiier, put,age stamps and other Hula extras, to be paid for by ihe bill whicb bae fallen dead. Might have been worse. Mnttsnwiai. Arrwstwme is i'otn* ? On the 27th nil., in the Legislative Council, Atiornoy General Curlier announced thai the vacancies in !h? Cabinet had been filled up, and that hi* Excellency the Governor General had made the following appointment*:? Hon. Mr Sherwood. Comtn ssmner of Crown lands. Hon. Jilr. Pattoil, Solicitor Ceneral, Upper Canada. Hon J B Kobinson, President of Executive Council. lion Mr. carting, Be. elver General. I Sir NarclMet Helleeu, Minister of Agriculture. The Oritiali Prlte Vessel lllawalha, A run 1.?It will be recollected that the Hiawatha was condemned some months ago as n prize ves.sat by Judge HeM-, and that an appeal by Ihe owners Is ponding before the Supreme Court at Washington. The United Sin tea Marshal proceeded on Monday, under the new prize law, to dlstliurge th i carp>, which conalsted of lie.n il |21Si,000 worth of tobacco, bill wa? stopped by a p meet from Hie British Consul until (ha matter is anally decided by the S q renie t u.irl at tv*;.li,ngtvu. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Tvihoay, April 1?6 P. M. The followiug is a comparative statement of the export* from New York to foreign ports lor the week eudiug April 1 and since January I:? 1800 1861. 1862 Por the week $2,061,734 3,2W.r>,963 2,320,06# Previously reported. 18,777,800 30,372,063 30,286,086 Since January 1...$20,846,594 33,063.018 32,606,14(1 Though less than last year, the above in a good exhibit, and tho aggregate, though uearly a mil 1 on short of that of the coi responding period ol last year, is also satisfactory. The money market is without change. The demand for call leans is slack, and rates are 6 a 1 per cent, as heretofore. First class paper rangce from 5 to 7 per cent, the former being an excep tional rate. Certificates of indebtedness come more slowly into tho market than was expected many people preferring to wait for legal tcndei notes. Foreign exchange closed strong; leading housei could sell freely at 112, but declined to do so. Francs range from 6.06 to 5.7%, with few first class bills at the lower rate. Gold continues to advance. To-day it sold at 102, and bids fair to rise steadily. The street jobbers are free sellers, as they calculate that a profit of one per cent every sixty days will cover any loss. This depends upon circumstances. If we begin to export gold freely, the premium may "advance in a week" enough to absorb the interest for a year, and the short interest is now so large that any panic in the bullion market would put gold up to 7 a 8 per cent. The stock market is stronger, and prices are higher. At the morning board to-day, however, government's were again offered at 93. It has transpired that some heavy short sales of government sixes have lately been made by parties whose disloyalty haB been a general subject of remark. In most continental countries, speculators who try to discredit public securities at periods of national pern are liable to prosecution, uniy a lew weens since, in profound peace, a French banking house was prosecuted by the government of the Emperor for dissuading the public from buying the public stocks of France. In this country, hitherto, the government has never had occasion to resort to measures of repression to prevent bear sales of its securities. Whether it can still afford to despise such assaults upon its credit is doubted in many quarters. The public sentiment of the mercantile community would be decidedly opposed to any sach restrictions upon trade as would be required to meet the exigencies of the case. Bat at the same time public sentiment at the Brokers' Board, and among the leading jobbers, ought to prevent the Stock Exchange being used to produce a depreciation of public securities, at a time when it is vital that the national credit be maintained. The leading speculative railway shares were all higher this morning ; business was done in Central, Erie, Bock Island and Galena at an advance XA a % Between the boards the market was firm. At the second board the demand for Erie. Toledo and Central was better; other stocks showed but little change since the morning. The market closed with a healthy appearance, the following being the last quotations:?United States C's, registered, 1881, 93 a 93; do. C's, coupon, 1881, 92% a 93; do. 6's, 1874, ? a 87; Indiana 5's, ? a 79; Tennessee C's, 56% a 57; Virginia C's, 57 a 58%; North Carolina C's, 88 a 68%; Missouri 6's, 61% a 61%; Pacific Mail, 97% a 97%; New York Central, 82% a 83; Erie, 37% a 37%; do. preferred, Cl% a 61%; Hudson River, 38 a 36%; Harlem, 12% a 12%; do. preferred, 30% a 31%; Reading, 41% a 42%; Michigan Central, 65% a 66; Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana, 22% a 23; do. guaranteed, 46 a 46%; Panama, 119% a 120; Illinois Central, 61% a 61%; Galena and Chicatro. 68 a 68^: Cleveland and Toledo. 46V? a 46%; Chicago and Rock Island, 56 a ?; Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, 61 a 62; Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien, 25% a 25%; Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, 112 a 112%; New York Central 7*8, 1676, 101 a 103; gold, 102 a 102%. The Hon. E. G. Spaulding, member of the Com* mittee of Ways and Means in the House of Repre scntatives at Washington, stated yesterday that the Reciprocity treaty with Canada had cost this country not less than thirteen millions of dollars. There is no reason to doubt the truth of the statement. The Hon. Mr. Ward, from the Committee on Commerce, reported on the 5th ed February last that the treaty was unequal; that Canada had taxed American products forty-five times as much as the United States had taxed Canadian products; that our manufacturers and merchants were in reality paying the bulk of the revenue of the government of Canada, while our customs revenue collected on the frontier does not defray the cost of collection; that from the time the treaty wae made, in 1854, the Canadian government has ever disregarded its spirit, and increased the duties on all leading articles of import from this country; that discriminating tolls and duties have been established by the colonial Parliament, giving to colonial vessels. and even British vessels, advantaged over American craft in the trade flowing from the great lakes; finally, that the reciprocity established by the treaty wan entirely one aided, and, while it gave Canada the benefit of our markets doty free, practically placed as on the same footing aa strangers in theirs. The following table is given in the report of the Committee on Commerce, to show the spirit which has animated the Canadian government ever since the treaty was made:? Arti'l". Vu'y htf^relhe Treaty I'retrnt Duty. Moia-ses lb per ceut 30 per eeoi. Sugar, ri'iined 32 ' 40 " Sug.ir, other 27)4 " 30 ? Boots HiMt Hlitx-x 12)4 " U ? Harness 12)4 " ? " lot ton gnti'ls 12)4 " SO " Iron food* 12)4 " 10 " Silk goods 12)4 " 20 " Woollen goods 12)4 " 20 " In other words, the Canadian government no sooner secured the treaty, and obtained admiaaioa for Canadian products into onr markets, than they began to levy increased duties on our products, and have increased them from year to year, until at present they arc generally seventy-flve per cent. and in many cuu one nunurcu per ceui, nigner than they ware when the treaty w?? made. It needs no argument to prove that this is no reciprocity it HI). The United States obtain no return for tbatAMiIck they give. Ever since the treaty the Cani^||i|i>foTernment has pursued an unfair and seemingly a fraudulent policy toward this country. The Committee on Commerce recommend the appointment of commissioners to rectify the inequalities of the present interchange of products, ami to recall the Canadians to a sense of fair dealing. This seems to as a lame method of treating the question. It is clear that perlset reciprocity and the abolition of ail custom houses on tho frontier would be the best thing for both countries. But nothing short of this is worth having. Partial reciprocity will always he so worked as to cheat us and make our manufacturers and merchants pay tho bulk of the revenue of the province. As to tho appointment ot commissioners, to whom are they to be accredited? Wo cannot deal with the colonial government of Canada, which hns uo status among the nations of the world; and the government ol (ireat Britain, with which alone we can deal, ha* no control over the Parliament of the province. The true course for Congress to pursue i? to give notice or the abro ?nf Hie trrntv at the n.'i-lod an paT n?i? ui -? ?- - ? -i pointed. We Khali thi n he in a rondition to re ccivo proposals from Canada, either directly ot through the channel of the Hritish Minister, it ir not likely that the Canadians would at first realize the extent of their loan; but time and experience would improve their education in this respect From the present ministry of Canada, which ae pears to have been bought up ny the weaiiaj i

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