T H Vol., IX. No. 347.?Whole No.350U. W1NTEK AKKANOEMENT-KOR ALBANY.. Via BHJDOBPQHT auil .Mn jgm HoutAioriic St WcircBN tiuE3te9l'l<>LUK*",1>>. > aily, ?uuiUyi_^^BHBS JUL tmV Eicrpced. 3HK, ? ?? ?i? ?.?;il rulr.. rhri in*w and ra*?e? Hers ior iunny uy mu vui* ??> ? ? ---r -t ,?? elegant si tarn boat EUREKA, Capt J L. Kitr h, which leave* New York fr?>m foot Liberty street, Monday morning at nalflmt tt o'eloek, for Bridgeiwrt, thence by th* Housatouic and Western Hailroa la, without change *t cars or baggage crates, to Albany, arriving same evening at 8 o'clock. Pare through Kor passage or, Freight, apply on hoard, or at the office, foot of L'berty sireeu M. riLKRx, Agent. d30ec I'A.SSAOE FROM UKKAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND m m m m. ^BYTHE BLAUTBALL OK OLl) LINK UK LIVERPOOL PACKETS. [Sailing from Liverpool oh tlw 7th and 19th of every month.] Person* wishing to send co the Old Country for their friends ear. It. ike the necessary arrangements with Che subscribers, and have thein coine out in thi superior Line of Packets, Hailing Irom Liveri>ool punctually on the 7th and 19th of eeery mouth. Tliey will also have a first rate class of American tradiuic ships, sailing every sis days, thereby affording weekly commnnication Irmn that port. One of the firm (Mr. James D. Roche! is there, to see tlat they shall be forwarded with care and despatch. Should the parties agreed for not come out, the money will be returned to those who paid it here, without any reduction. The Illack Ball, or Old Line of Liverpool Packets, comprise the following magnificent Ships, via :? The OXFORD. The NEW YORK. CAMBRIDGE, COLUMBUS, EUROPE SOUTH AMERICA. ENGLAND NORTH AMERICA. With such superior and uneoualled arrangements, the subscribers confidently look forward for a continuance ol that support which has been extruded to them so inauy years, for which they are grateful. 1 hose proceeding, or remitting money to their relatives, can at all times obtain Drifts at sight for any amount, drawn direct on the Koyal Bank of Ireland, Dublin, also on Messrs. PRESCOTT, OJIOTE, AM KB St CO. Bankers, Loudon, , which will be paid oil demand at any of the Banks. or their Branches, in all the principal towns throughout MBglaud, Irelaud, Scotland and Wales. Apply, or address, (if by letter, post paid.) ROCHE. BROTHERS It CO. 35 Fallon street New York, next door to the Kultou Bank. N. B.?The Old Line of Liverpool Packets sail from this port for Lirer|K>ol on the 1st and 19th of each month. Parties returning to the old country will find it to their comfort and advantage to select this favorite Line for their conveyance, in preference to an" other il29 r " ROCHE Ht\i THKRS^Y- CO.'S PASSAGE < IFF1CE, S5 FULTON STREET, NEW YORK. m M. M. PAKSAtl FHOM LIVERPOOL. 111 the lollowing Packet Ships, vix:? TV NEW YORK, sailing from Liverpool on the 1st Feb. The COLUMBUS, do no 16th do The YORKSHIRE, new, do do 1st March. T e CAMBRIDGE, do do l?th do Or in any of tee Packets c amnrisiug u"" '"<1 Line sailing from that port on the lit and lath of every month Those sending for rhcir friends will find it to their interests and comlbrtto iiatroui*e our Line, a* no possible retention on embarking can be given. P?? ge Certifiesto* ?*nt by the itenmthip Ilibernia, saiIiiiK from Boston on the lit of January, will hive plenty of tune to prepare to coine by the firat named packet, or in any ol the abore u.aan.lic nt and une.|u<ll?d packet* P?r*on? remi liug mouey to the old country can at all tiinr* obam from th- *ub?eiit>er? draft* at liuht lor anv am mot, lira'.n direct on the Royal Hank of In lanrt, aud o i M '*?r? l're*cott, (Jrute, Ames Ik Co., Bank rs, Londou, which are paid free of discount in every town throughout England, Ireland. Sc li nd and Wale* For pasiuje, apidy to or addre** (if by letter po*t paid.) no. he bbo riiK.Hs lit no,, <13 rc 35 Fnlton ?t uext door to the Kulton Bank. dUMMKK ARRANGEMENT NEW YORK AND PHILADELPHIA RA aftOAD LINJ DIRECT, ;Kok New*r?, Newbruivswick, Princeton, Trk!*tor, uorllkntov/f A ? Bl'rlinuton. mmm THROUGH IN SIX HOURS. Leaving New York daily from the foot of Courtl&ndt it. Morning Line at # A. M.?Mail Pilot Line at B- M. Tlie Morning Line proceeds to Bordentown, ftom thence br % steamboat to Philadelphia. _The Evening Liue proceed* direct to Camden (opposite t< rhiladelphia) without change of cars. Passengers will procure their tickets at the office foot o Coartlandt street, where a commodious steamboat, will be ii readiness, with baggage crates on board. Philadelphia baggage crates are conveyed from city to city ^ wihout being openedoy the way Each train is provided witl a car iu which are apartments and dressing rooms ex;Ttssly fo the ladies' use. Returning, the lines leave Philadelphia from'the foot of Wal nut streett by steamboat to Bordentown at 7 o clock, A. M and by railroad from Camden, at 5 o'oloch, P. M. Tb* line* for Baltimore leave Philadelphia at W A. M., am' 4 P. M. oeiug a continuation of the lines from New York. ol8 3m*in TWO MAIL LINES DAILY BETWEEN PHILADELPHIA AND BALTIMORE. sasasa fflsasa fM i "ffl Via:?rtliL.iULLPrtiA, WILvllNO. ON ANu BALT1MO Hp; HAIL HOAD rroM HHiuDi.i.rim aj?d Baltimore. Daily, at 8 o'clock A. M i>aily (eacept 8unday) at 4 o'clock I'. M Prom the L)e|i t corner llth anil Markrt ?treeta. VPOM BALTIMORE TO PHILADELPHIA. D?i'y. *44 o'clock A. M Dnily 'except Sunday) At 7 o'clock P M. The Li. e? connect with the diffeient Triin'a between New York mid Philadelphia c'^fi I ? c W. L. A-HMEAD, Aeent. KUt AL MAIL F>K LIVKHrUIILI?'lt?r B*g? f-r rr.e Royal Mail Steamship ? H' BKKN 1\, w 111 close at Haruden U Co ? rflirte, No. 3 Wa 1 street, on Saturday 30th ? I iBOnit ijuarter before 4 P. M. Me^sr* l(. ilt Co wn.ild ca'l the attention of merchants and Others to the la'tlhrt their mails hare never heen left is the) me ftttv itdt-d under Government lock by their nwu Express, d tO lire It AllNuEN St I , 3 \\ ul f. r r, b-OH HALIKAX ANU LIVERPOOL The Koval Mail Steam Ship HIB ERNIA '"dkms. K>rj , Commander, will leave Boston for the above porta on Mon i " *^^"?day, January I, l|J4. Passage to Liverpool $130. Passage to Halifax 20. Apply to D. BRIfiHAM, Jr., Agent. ^ d Sec No. 3 Wall street, New Yn'k. .?. f~itu ia DRAFTS ON ENGLAND, IRELAND. v < I '-IS. ..is all ml t em n! ,n-money to th'ii ,^5dfiLiSVyt'>fcNkfriends in th-()ld C'ouniry can he supplied 2"k4tj?U^MjJwith ?Sf'? X3, ?5. 110, "^^"^ ftO, ?50, iiwrs, nr n,,y amount payable oi demand, without discount, or any other charge at the National Bank of Ire'and Provincial Ila ,k do. .Messrs Jsm.-s Bait, Son fcCo.. Ba-kers, L ndou; J. Barnrd at Co , Exchange and Dis conn'Uink, Liverpool; Eastern Hank of Scotlaud; (ireenoea Banking ''iimpsny; Sir Win. Forbes, Hunter Jit Co., Scn'laiid; and th brinches in eve'y post tosu throughout England, 'reland, SsctUnd and Wnlea, which drafts will lie forwarded b> the st.ainer ilibrrnia, leaving Bos'on ou the 1st Jsniiarv, Aii* IdV to _ W ?t J, T.J'AP-COTT, Al tneir general passige om- e. ss recg s>ip, comer of South street. N It, All letters from the country must conn i>ost paid. . d!4 rc NAVIGATION OK Til* HUDSON OPEN TO ALBANV. - dllFt-I sX* winter mail line for alba -",l Intel mediate paces The steam Sy - tmf M ROBERT L. STEVENS. Cm tan 11. L. Mabey, wi I leave the foot ofCourtlandt st. Wednesday, Friday and Sunday -afternoons, at 5 o'clock. the Stean er COLUMBIA. A. Stnughton, will lea*'as alone, Thurdav, Saturday and Monday attaraoona, at 5 ft'clok For isiasage or freight, apply to P. C. Scliultz at the office, hi on board. N H All kinds of property taken only at the risk of the owners thereof. 1U8 r?<!WE3 vy i >TER AIL LINE FOR ALBA CL-.JW r l?NY and i l ermealiate places, from the foot of 3HL__JKaaKjCriii'tl tndt street The steamer ITT CA, Cant. J Sc >tt, will leave as above at 5 P. M. on Wednesday, Kri lay and Sunday. Tbe COLUMBIA, Capt. A Houghton, will leave as above * at 3 P M. ou Tuesdiy. Thursdty and Saturday. KorP"?s,\ge or freight, apply on board, or t? P. C. 8'hu'tx, at the office on the wharf dl)r AiffgL" FOR NEW ORLEANS? Louisiana and Ne* uSHrlV Ytrk Line?Positively First Regular Packet?To sail jSMaKwl'st De-,?The fast sailing pica t ship OAkTON, rapi.O Eldridge. will positively sail as above, her regular day For freight or passage, having handsome lumisbed secern inn dations, apply on board at Orleans wharf, foot of Wall street or to E K. L'OLLINH fcCO. v? Sonth street. Positively no fraigbt rece.ved alter this evening, Dec. Mtb. Shippers are particularly requested to send in their bills ol Tsdi g this day. I'nsieugers will please be on board at Orleans wharf, foot of Wall treet on Monday morning, at 10 o'clock, at which time the ship will sari. Shippers try this line may rely upon having their goods correctly measured. Agents in New Orleans. Hultin It Woodruff, who will promptly forward all goods to their addrtas. The packet ship Oc >ree t apt D Jacason, will ance-ed the I ins ,: -1' .III the lilt! Iin' , her r*gu! tr tin illti",ajhfe OU| REGULAR LINE FOR NEW OR *-JJrSV A ' ~ 1 * '"K "rat claee pacaafi will aail tflXlfi.! inn hi ill aa adtertiaed (weather permitting) or p?eliitti* free?Ttie AI-AB 'MA, Captain Blinker, on the ttlh Dee. The IUSTON, < Apt. O k ldridgc, on tiie flit Dee. TIk icrominoilHtion* ot three ahip? for cabin second cabin *ixl ' rate paineiigeri. arc inch a* cannot lail to nnanre every c nnlirt to pnearngen dnriuit the vnyyge The ahipt ol thii liue have now commenced their regulat tr>p?. and will a.il pnnctnal every five day? throughout the mi. IViengeri may therefore rely on not being drtaiutd The pride of paii -g- being very low, thoae wishing to eecme berlhi in either of die above packet*, can do so by applying on board or to VV. It J. T. TAP8COTT, a' their (Jeneral 1'asiage Office, 43 Beck (lip, dun re corner of South itrft. hON DON?Itegular packet of the 'it Janu fcrTsVarv The web known favmite packet ihip SI". JHnMne' tM K.w, Captain Me) tri, burthen 1000 toni, will tail aeaoovt. her regular dry. I ler accommodatioiii for cabin, ierond cabin and iteerogr paiaengera, are aplendidiy fitted op for the comfort and convenience of pa??engera. Perione intending to einbark ihontd make early application to JOSEPH McMURHAY, till I'ine it. corner of South. Pr??on wiehing to ieml for their friende reaiding in the old com tVy. can bare them brought out by the above hip. or an) of the tV regular packet! tailiiig on the 7th 17th and J7tli ol each mortvfi, by applying a* above; tf by letter, pont paid P S. Draft ( at Sigh', fhr large or amall uai, amlra*en by theinbarrib e on the Provincial Bank of Ireland; p.yahleiu every to lhrn.i|linnl the roiietry ; al?o. on Meaar Spioner, A two I It I'.o, Buikera, London, payable in every town in rra Britain. dttee lAf PA' HJI-FFoR HAVRL?Second Line?Thi IJVk hip I) I n'A, f, Hewiit, ifMater, will Mil on the Ut Tl6Ty January. BOYD k HlNCKKN, 9 Tontine Building, dSec corner Wall and Water itreeta E N E NEW Farther and more Curious Development* In Fourlerlsm. We hear a great deal said about the rapid growth of squashes in Connecticut, and of various oiliur v?ur..ful>lf nrnitnclinnu in ititb-ri'lll nartH of llie w,,,v 4 ?vDv?wM.v r* r country ; but we believe we can point to a species of vegetable philosophy, which grows much more rapidly than any thing else we ever remember to have heard ol in the four kingdoms of nature. We allude to the great Fourier revelation, development, or whatever else you please to call it. During the last few years we have given abundant evidence of the remarkable growth of this remarkable system of philosophy, morals, religion and dietetics, in consequence of the diligent watering and culture of Mr. Philosopher Greeley and Mr. Philosopher Brisbane?the former of whom has daily advocated, defended, and promulgated the doctrines in the New York Tribune, while the latter has been proclaiming, with unexampled perseverance, the glad tidings of the advent of the new saviour of the human race. This new revelation, front the attic room of) one Charles Fourier, an obscure Frenchman, pui)>orts to be a second, and much improved edition of Christianity, Fourier being the modern prophet? the very Messiah of the age. It has been esta blushed, as we stated tne outer uay, in me uiree chief States of the Union?Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. In addition to the improvement of vegetables, the regeneration of the human family, and the increased consumption of bran bread, it appears that this very extraordinary dispensation has for a special object the elevation of Henry Clay to the Presidency of the United States. The importance attached to this object by these philosophers and their great anxiety to effect its achievement, may be easily perceived, front the fact that, as the trial of strength in the coming contest more closely approaches, the columns of the New York Tribune? Mr. Clay's very efficient and acknowledged organ in these regions, are daily more and more given up to the advocacy of the new, attractive, regenerating, vegetable-eating, Clayelecting philosophy and religion. Besides thus generously devoting his paper to the cause, Mr. Philosopher Greeley has been itinerating ull over ibe poimtrv. hplninsr Rrolher Brisbane to nlant the seeds of the new creation. As an illustration of the "transition state," in which the minds and tempers of tlte sephilosophers are at present,we have great pleasure in submitting the following, being one of the numetg>us articles on Fourierism, contained in the lYibune of yesterday : ? It is ever idle to expose the falsehood ami baseness of the New Yirk Herald. Nothing so Hatters its Editor as to be esteemed the most impudent and unblushing rascal in the country, and it is the reputation of this thai gives his paper whatever notoriety it enjoys. Its patrons are usually attracted to it by a kindred spirit, and no more think of relying on its editorials for truth or fairness than for piety and hearty benevolence. The leader in yesterday's issue is a fair.sample of its habitual audacity and wilful violation of truth. The Fourier Social movement never had any shadow of connection with politics, and those interested in it are of all parties and creeds, as every |decently informnd person is aware. It would be just as smart to talk of Morse's Electric Telegraph us invented to subserve a political purpose and as a |>owerful auxiliary to this or that party, as to talk like the Herald's rigmarole, which the unprincipled adventurer perfectly understood when he was penning it, grossly ignorant as he habitually shows himself of our institutions and po I litic*. So of John A. Collins and his "Community" near Ske neateles. They have not so much in common with the Fourierists as Mahommedans have with Christians. They never were any thing like Fourierists, nor pretcnie'ii to be; they cherish radically opposite sentiments with regard to individual property, government, religion, Ac.? They have never been connected with Fourierists, but have always avowed themselves determined opponents oi Fourier's system, and their undertaking had its origin in the Abolition cause, of which their notod men have been active and prominent champions. Butiwh.it use in stating these palpable facts 1 The honest and intelligent understand them ; already ; theknavish do not want the truth known ; preferring to stimulate and profit by the prejudices of the ignorant and simple, which will doubtless be nursed and kept alive so long as any thing can he made out of them. 'Hie alleged "Creed" of the Skcneateles people, it genuine, appears to have been surreptitiously published and to have been assented to by but a part of them. It i* so utterly adverse to the fundamental principles of the Fourierists that the first glance must convince any readei of Bennett's neper that he is making lies his refuge. It* expression of disbelief in all Special Providences or Revelation, on the part of a handful of radicals on a farm might he appalling, were not religion so strongly fortified as with us. But while so zealously sustained by the nev Holy Alliance of the Courier Enquirer, Herald, and Journal of Commerce, what has Christianity to fear, even from the efforts of Mr. John A. Collins I What an admirable specimen ot the biano. gentle, improved-edition-of-christianity temper What mildness?what benignity?what gentleness? what rsfinement?what taste?what purity ! With what kindness do these philosophers regard the world around them ! But above all what triumphant evidence does this "elegant extract" present of the union of Fourierism andClayism! Why, the tone, language, temper and spirit of the article are so characteristic, that any one would be ready to swear that the writer was a Clay politician. No Clay man,for instance'-could more Hatly deny?more uiiblushingly deny?with a more accomplished grace deny a solemn truth, than does this philosopher, the statements,about the settlement a* Skeneatelcs?a settlement whose creed, prospects, and entire organization were lauded to the skies a few weeks since in this very Tribune ! Why, as for the creed of John A. Collins, it is just as natural an oflshoot of the new development, as squashes are a natural adjunct to Connecticut corned beef. It is very true that the more cautious and prudent of the philosophers here?they who combine the wisdom of the serpent with the meekness of the dove, which latter is seen in the article quoted from the Tribune?they do deny this about the community of property, and community of every thing?but let them get capitalists to come into their schemes? let them once get fairlv under-weigh, and we shall very soon see that they will carry out all of those plans and doctrines, which Candid Philosopher John A.Collins has very manfully and properly de dared to the whole world, and put into practical operation on the lovely margin of Skeneateles Lake. On the whole, therefore, we are more and more fully convinced of the certainty of Mr. Clay's election. How is it possible to prevent it after these extraordinary developments ? What with the establishment of their vast "domains"?this " inI dtistrial army"?this "gradual amount of equivalents"?these " postulates in the operation of association"?these " social organic bodies"?these " harmonic forces"?this "social industrial microcosm"?this "udequate joint-stock and common fund"?these " musical harmonies and discords"? these " material and sensuous harmonies"? " moral, and spiritual, and Boeial harmonies"? these lovely settlements on the hanks 01 tnc unio, and the Susquehanna, and Skeneateles Lake?this "great social pilot," Fourier, the new Messiah? and lust, not least, those twin apostles?Horace Greeley ami Albert Brisbane?together with John A. Collins?how, we say, is it possible thnt Mr. Clay cannot be elected, the world regenerated, and the Millenium burst in all its dazzling glory on our benighted globe 1 Why he who denies or doubts this, is, in the language of the Tribune. the most impudent and unblushing rascal in the whole country. From Bermuda.?The Savannah papers of the 23d contain advices from Bermuda to the 5th. The Thames, royal m.til steamship arrived there on the 10th ult., on her way to Kngland, with $>00,000 on hoard The Korth, also for Kngland, arrived on the same day from St Thomas Tho Illustrious71, and frigate Spartan, appeared oft'the Islands on the .70th of November, and proceednd for Jamaica the same day A case of smnll po> had broken out on hoard the Ann l)*nm*n, from Philadelphia. The case was going on favorably, but the vessel was quarantined, and every precaution taken to prevent thedisease from spreading The Colonial Branch Bank at Uarhadoes had been robbed of $41,9)0, and one of the officer*, a Mr. Thomas, has been arrested. W YC YORK, SATURDAY MO Washington. (Correspondence of the Herald.) Washington, Dec. 28, 1843. James Gordon Bennett, Esq:? Dear Sir :? The doings in the Senate to-day were prospectively ot some importance, although not otherwise interesting. I refer, for one matter, to the call made by Mr. Allen, of Ohio, on the President for copies of the letter of instructions sent by him to Mr. Everett, in relation to the occupation of the Oregon Territory. You will recollect that I apprised you some time ago that such a letter had been sent, and that a copy of it would /doubtless be given to the Senate whenever they should ask for it. Mr. Allen also asks for copies of correspondence, itec., if any has taken place. Judge Achinson. according to previous notice, introduced his Bill to organize a government over the Territory of Oregon. This is a movement of vast importance,an which ull sections of the country are deeply interested? for a war with Oreat Britain are among the possible consequences. There is no particle of doubt but that the President, in negociating this settlement of boundary, will demand every thing that is right,and submit to nothing that is wrong. He will sacrifice neither the rights nor the honor of the country. The discussion in the House upon the Navy retrenchment is somewhat of the Buncombe order, and by some thought to be rather out of place in the present state of our foreign negociations. Settle trie Oregon boundary first, and " retrench" the Navy afterwards. S. It. TWENTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. FIRST SESSION. House of Representatives. Washington, Thursday night, Dec. 28. A Free Man Petitions that he may not be Sold? The I Aid us of Washington ask Congress to Help their Fair?The Home Squadron and its Cost is Again Discussed. Sir:? During the call of petitions this morning, which business is in order lor the first 30 days, Mr. Giddings, of Ohio, presented the petition of a colored man now in prison in the District of Columbia, named Jones; setting forth that he was a free man, but could not prove it; and that he was shortly to be sold to pay nis feesMr. G. was proceeding to debate this, when Mr. M'Connei.i,, of Alabama, rose and said: Sir, I call the gentleman to order; he has no right to speak 9n this subject here, (and rapping the desk with his knuckles) he shall not speak on it. (Laughter.) The motion was not rejected. Ayes, 60 Noes, 100. Mr. Giddings then jsked leave to introduce a bill to revise the laws of the District in relation to to this matter. M'Connell?I object, sir. 1 don't know what it is, nor I don't want to know. I object to any thing he does, and 1 know I'm right. (Laughter.) Mr. Caldweli. presented the following curious memorial, which was read aloud bv the clerk. To the Honorable the House of Representatives:? The undersigned, in behalf of the Ladies of St. Matthew's Kair, now open at Carusi's Saloon, in the city of Washington, beg leave to present to the serious consideration of your Honorable Body the following statement of facts, setting farth their claim to your kind consideration in tbehalf of the noble cause they are laboring to promote. >Tlio Ladies whose names are herein subscribed, as well as those in whose name they act, have been unceasingly engaged during the past four months in preparing for the use and benefit of the Honorable Members of the House of Representatives, and of the Senate of the United States, every variety of useful and of ornamentul article, No labor has been spared, no expense omitted which in any manner could tend to their comfort and amusement. Their exhibition is now open for the inspection of all, and they deem it but due to themselves to add that never before has so varied and o valuable a collection of "Fair" articles been ottered for sale in this city. The Ladies beg leave to extend an earnest invitation to the Honorable Members of the two Houses of Congress to visit St. Matthew's Fair, They are aware of the generous feeling evinced by their friends in Congress on former similar occasions, and they look forward with anxious solicitude, yet confidently nope that the present Congress will extend a helping hand to the good cause. Charity is lovely in all, yet doubly so when exhibited in the actions of those to whom the eyes and the attention of the world are turned. We claim then, honorable sirs, your kind attention, in the name of charity, of worth, and of gallantry. continue open until further notice. And your petitioners will ever pray, Sic. Cakuii'i Saloon, Washington, D. C., Dec. '.27, 1W.1. Mrs. Douelan, Miss Wells, Miss laden, Miss Smith, Miss Waggeman, Mrs. Bell, Miss E Davis, Miss Bell, Miss J. Davis, Miss Murray, Miss M. Donelan, Miss Williams, Miss Sullivan, Miss Iteilly, Mrs. Waggeman, Mrs. Parker, Miss Sayrs, Miss Manning, Miss Steunrt, Mrs. Chisholm. Miss Adams, The reading of this elicited a great deal of laughter from all parts of the House. Mr. M'Connem.?I move, Mr. Speaker, that that document be referred to a Committee of one? (laughter)?to consist of the gentleman who introduced it. (Continued laughter.) And, 1 oiler an additional resolution, sir, which is, that the ladies who introduced the concern here, can make a sufficient amount of dollars and cents if they'll only pay the fees of the priest. (Here the House Iwas convulsed with laughter.) Cat nwF.r.t.?The memorial,being re&d, sir, I've no more to say. M'Conneli,?Well, sir, I withdraw the motion to refer and the resolution, all but the priest's fees. 1 stick to that. (Laughter.) Mr. Dana then presented a petition from canal boatmen and sailors on the Hudson River, to be relieved from taking out a coasting license and pay my imspn.ii money, 11 was reierrt'ii 10 me committee on Commerca. Mr. Campbell offered a resolution abolishing all imprisonment for debt in the District of Columbia. It was appropriately referred. This was all that was done during the day except to debate the cost of the Navy and of The Home Squadron. Mr. Hale of N. H. had the floor. He said : #ir, I want to know why, when we have almost every thing in the country taxed beyond endurance, and a debt of nearly five millions, we should continue our enormous expenses ! #9,000,000 anil #8,000,000 fc r the Army . With a net revenue of about #18,000,000. Wjty, sir, in Mr. Van Buren's Administration, the 4flbvagant golden sjioon administration? your Navy Tost only #5,000,000. Why are sixteen vessels wanted for this Home Squadron 1 .Sir, the gentleman from I'ennay lvania said we mustn't cut down the extravagances of the nary because other branches ol the government were equally extravagant. And when his reform dwindled down to a proposal to adjourn this House early, I felt sick at heart ; and if all our reform is to come to this, we had better adjourn at once, and go home (A voice " Agread," and laughter.) Sir, 1 believe there are gross abuses in every department of this government. 1 believe that the whole head is sick, and the whole heart is faint?(Considerable laughter.) And that there is not a branch of it but where extravagance and profligacy is the inttinrul III!., mwl I.|.*ini,mv Ihi. ..vnnnlmn L ... K II V, I men in the army cost $9,000,000 ; that is $1000 for each man?(Laughter.) It's an idle pretence that this squadron is wanted for the coasting trade. We dan't want it. Sir. the navy has long been a pet child of the nation ; and like all pet children it has eaten up and squandered nearly all the paternal estate. It now usks half the. revenues of the nation ; and to carry on the other branches we must borrow hall" as much as the navy costs. Is this right I Is it honest ? The whole policy of the navy is dishonest; and brands this House and the country with profligacy and dishonor To support it all the necessaries of life are heavily taxed - salt, sugar, iron?almost every thing. Cut down the navy. The Mediterranean squadron is twice as large as is necessary?so are all the other squadrons; why tax the poor man hall his earnings to support such extravagance and waste 7 It is idle to try to keep up a miserablo pomp and pageantry of a navy to rival the worn out monarchies of the old world We are deeply in debt?everything is taxed as much as it will bear ?one party here calls loudly to reduce the ta rift' another says, give nway the proceeds of the public lands (Laughter.) What is all this to end in 7 We arc called new economists, sir. I like tha title, for the people have given a most emphatic verdict on the old economists of the last ( ongress by sending so few of >m baek to this. (Hoars of laughter.) A Msmscs -Good, llale, that's into 'em about a feet. Hst.r.?And I say to all these new economists, go right to work at once?practise your economy now Now is the accepted time or never. A Mkmufb (in an under tone)?Now ia the Hay of munition. Mr. J R. lfsornsoix said Sir. if this is intended as the commencement of a ruthless Attack on the navy by All parties, I say for one, I shall oppose a reduction of the navy. The gentleman has misconstrued the report of the Secretary; I do not know the Secretary even hy sight, but I am compelled to say it is an able, candid, and intelligent report. The Home Squadron, so called, now extends over what in ancient times would have l>een called a world of waters; when the pillars of Hercules were the bounds ot the navigator, and all beyond was an unknown world Its services extend from the Banks of Newfoundland to the river Amazon?in all parts of the Gulf of Mexico, and in every nook and corner of the West Indies?ft defends our commerce against the piracies of one ssa, and the enemies of another. Its ^ ~ AyJ ] 1 f \ A )RK ] RNING, DECEMBER 30, services have been invaluable. (Here he paid a high compliment to Mr. Adams, although he differed from him.) Why cut down the money for the Navy ? Would you send your ships to sea badly equipped and worse manned, that they may be taken by a foe ! What do gentlemen object to in the report ? The Secretary proposes to put a stop to all idling on shore, and by employment make all our otliccrs efficient. Instead of ships rotting in harbor, he wants to make them useful at sea. What made our Navy win such laurels in the last war ' practiced. Superior skill in gunnery made every shot tell. We owe much to our Navy. The gentleman says it is a pet child, sir, of the nation. It lias done deeds that make it deserve to be petted. And it is a good sign, sir, that it is a favorite of the nation'at large. 1 or in the language of one of the best writers of the age?a man with a most profound knowledge ol human nature?" The people in their opinions are seldom wrong?in their sentiments never mistaken." A Member cried out, beautiful ! capital '. Ingersoll?Sir, if we are to economise, let it be an economy mixed with rigor, and it shall have my hearty support. Mr. K. J. Morris suid?Out of 68 vessels that form our navy, 63 only are lit for active service, and only 39 could be used for a coasting squadron. Our mercantile marine has increased lOU.UOn.OOO tons?half as much us the tonnage of Great Britain?in a few years?and our small navy has been increased about one third. The British navy lias been built up by protecting their commerce and coasting trude, und so should ours be. Reform abuses if you please, but don't cut down the number of ships. Mr. Oiddinus?Is not all this debute irregular, sir 1 (Laughter.) Mr. Barnard?I riso to order, sir?all this is out of order; the morning hour has expired, and I call for the orders of the day. A Voice?What are they ! (Laughter.) Speaker.?Does the gentleman from Ohio yield the floor! Barnard?I'm in order, sir. Giddinos?It's not in order to interrupt me, sir. Barnard?1 call for the orders. Stetson.?1 call the gentleman to order to make an enquiry. MoConnell,?Mr. Speaker, I've been here three weeks, and I've seen no order vet?(much lauehter.l A Voice.?Tellers. Chairman?(Jamiesan) ? Gentlemen as many of you as are of opinion that the House proceed to the orders of the day, will pass through the tellers. WtLi.E? (comically,) pass between the tellers?not through 'em?(Shouts of laughter.) The House refused to cafi for the orders of the day? yeas 59, nays 60. Mr. Giddinrs said, that he was for cutting down the Home Squadron ; nothing was done for the Commerce of the Lakes where many sailors perished in winter for want of assistance. The West ought not to be taxed for a navy to support a trade 011 our Southern coast, and at the same time to put down that trade on the Coast of Africa. Our navy wns disgraced by being used to catch runaway slaves in Florida. Mr. Levy?They were murderers. Giddinrs?I don't know that. Levy?I do. (Laughter.) Several attempts were then made to go into committee of the whole, to call for the orders of the day, or to adjourn. But the House refused to do any thing. The Speaker then laid before theHoiiBethe following important letter from Mr. Rhett :? To the Speaker ok the House ok Representatives :? Sir :?i beg leav?to decline acting on the special committee appointed by the House to take into consideration certain resolutions ol the State of Massachusetts, proposing to Congress so to alter the Constitution as to abolish the representation of tha Southern States for their slaves. This was one of the compromises of the Constitution, without which it would never have existed ; and without which it cannot now exist. My constituents, 1 am as will airrf<> with mi> that n??ith<?r in nor uny where else, should I take this subject voluntarily into consideration, or assist in consultations upon it.? They will be satisfied that other* shall consider it, and they should only act. I ask to be excused from serving on the committee, and subscribe myself, your obedient servant, R. BARNWKLL HHETT. December 27,1842. Mr. Rhett was exeused front serving on the committee. The report from the General Land Office was then referred. On a motion to print it, there was no quorum? (112). So after two or three trials Jto get one, the House adjourned. Mr. Patxe of Alabama, is about to introduce a bill to repeal the act distributing the proceeds of the public lands. A New Religious War. The Roundheads against the Cavaliers.?"These are the times to try men's souls," as Tom Paine U6ed to say. Every one seems to be going to war, fighting and quarrelling with his neighbor in some way or in some shape. Among the literary people of the day it is nothing but war and rumors of war?among the politicians, they always live in a state of war ?among the musicians, vocalists, fiddlers, and artists in general, they are always quarrelling. Even those great philosophers, the Fourierites, appear to quarrel. But among all these quarrels, one of the most interesting and most amusing, will undoubtedly be one which bids fair to come off between the Puritans upon one side, and the Cavaliers upon the other, in this city. The first gun was fired by the Rev. Dr. Potts at the Rev. Dr. Wainwright, in an evening paper of yesterday. Here is the article, comprising the material parts only, as we do not fill our paper with wadding,? New York, Dec. 37th, 1843. To thk Rtr, Dr. Wainwriuht, Rr.v. and Dear Sir :? Will you permit me to inquire whether the remarks ascribed to you, upon the occasion of responding to a Rentiment at the late dinner of the New Kngtand Society, are correctly reported I 1 am persuaded that the reporter must have done you great injustice in respect to language, style, grammar, &tc,., ior the report which I have seeu is remarkably incorrect in these particulars, and strangely different from the ftr.c.uracv with which other irentlemen are represented as speaking upon the same occasion. That there may be no mistake, I will quote the language ascrit>ed to you, and to which I beg to refer you for explanation. It is contained in " the Morning fcxpress" of the -i3d inst. "He" (the orator of the day, Mr. thoate,) " told you of some, who in the days of William and Mary, (an evident mistake of the reporter,) found an asylum and discovered a government without a king, and a church without a bishop. (Cheers.) Now, sir, notwithstanding this strong burst of approbation to the sentiment, were this a proper arena, should even the orator of the day throw down his gauntlet, I would take it up and say there cannot be a church without a bishop." I repeat that I am quite unwilling to suppose that you have tieen correctly reported ; because, altnough there are not wanting instances of the remorseless and arrogant exclusiveness implied in the above sentence, I cannot bring myself to believe that you would make so broad and unqualified a statement at any time, and least of all upon such an occasion. * ? ? ? 1 have overcome my unaffected reluctance to appear in the character of a controversialist, and now beg leave to say, that as an humble advocate of the ecclesiastical rights of the larger part of Protestant Christendom, I am ready to debate with you, in any form you wish, the position which you are represented as affirming. \1/ : " that there cannot be a church without a bishop." Of course a prelatleal not a parochial bishop is here meant. Hopingthat it will bo found that you have been incorrectly reported, believe me, Rev. and dear sir, Yourotwslient servant, OKOROK POTTS. This is a most amusing challenge; and we do not see how Dr. Wainwright can get rid of replying to it in some shape or other. Upon looking over our own report of the same speech, we perceive there is a general correspondence between them, so as to give a general accuracy to the statement of Dr. Potts. Now in this tight we mean to be strictly neutral. We shall'hold the bottle between the two religious combatants?wash their mouths when they get thirsty?and when one gets knocked down by the strong arguments of the other, we shall endeavor to set him upon his pins again. There must be fair play, a clear field, and a round ring. The Rev. Dr. George Potts is a war horse of the first magnitude. He is'all gristle but the head, and that is aquafortis. He has an immense quantity of brimstone upon hand, and any quantity of fire at command, that would almost make Satnn himself wish to be his partner in business. Upon the other hand, Dr. Wainwright is a calm, sedate. shrewd, excellent, brave, worthy Bishop of the Lpiscopal Church, who has courage enough to defend his church and defend his doctrines to the fullest extent. We hope and trust now they are fairly in the field, tlrnt they will not spare each other. By this means, the devil will he sure to get his own in the end. Bottom at Last.?The passage of the ordinance in the Board of Assistants on Wednesday night, giving full power to the Superintendent of Streets to (wrform the duties of his office in the removal of dirt, and coal ashes in particular, has already produced a radical change for the better in many of our principal streets. This paitial matter of reform may be attributed entirely to the movements of the American Republican party. Thankful are we for small favors at least. Navat..?At Montevideo, at the last accounts IT. S. ship Columbia, Shubrirk?all well. Oct. 15. lat 35 S., Ion. 51 2H W., passed U. S. ship Columbus, Commodore Turner, irom Rio for Montevideo. a C HERA 1843. The St. George'a Society Ball at Nlblo's, | Laat Night. This was decidedly one of the most magnificent affairs of the kind this season. The entire arrangements were in excellent style, and did honor to the judgment, taste, and refinement of the managers. Nihlo's splendid saloon never apjieured to better advantage, decorated as it was with ever greens and flowers, beautifully arranged, and the ! front of the gallery, all round, being occupied with a great number of classical figures, well executed in 1 Plaster of Paris, whilst a splendid transparency < representing the arms of Victoria and of the Prince ' of Wales, occupied the prominent places at the end of the saloon. The room was well filled, and amongst the brilliant company we noticed many of the nioBt distinguished of our city belles. : It were decidedly invidious, however, to particularize, and we must therefore be excused in refraining from attempting any description of the j ladies who attracted most attention. All were i dressed in admirable taste. Throughout the whole evening the greatest gaiety pervaded the company; i it had indeed more the appearance of a delightiul private party than a public entertainment. The supper room, and the lobbies leading to it, were decorated in a style of unique and striking cicgaucc, iuc uingiiiuueiu uugs ui uie new auip, the Yorkshire, being very prominently displayed. That the wines and viands were of the most recherche quality will readily he granted. After supper, dancing was resumed, and kept up with great spirit till three in the morning. This is the second ball given by this benevolent society. We are much gratified in finding that this mode of uniting pleasure and refined enjoyment with the sacred cause of charity has so well answered the anticipations of the officers of the society, and we very heartily wish them still more success in their very laudable efforts to relieve the suffering and distressed. Mr. Webster's Speech.?Our friend, who told us the other day that he had seen a friend whose friend told him that the Courier 8f Enquirer had copied our verbatim report of Mr. Webster's speech, has just made us acquainted with a singular and unlooked for improvement in the manners of that most respectable journal. It consists in having withdrawn the word lie, in reference to our assertion that it had pilfered our report of the speech. This is some thing gained; and, for our part, we are glad to hear there are signs of even the smallest improvement in either the manners or the language of the Courier. The Courier says, that as both reports purported to he verbatim, no great difference need be looked for between them, but, with charming Consistency, gives three passages from the two to show conclusively that his report could not have been copied from the Herald. With regard to the first of these passages, we have to say, that in the hurry of preparing our report, the punctuation was certainly erroneous, and the Courier has very ingeniously made the quotation worse by breaking ofl in the middle of the sentence. The error as to names is a mere misprint, which must have been obvious to every one who knows anything of American history. As to the second citation, our contemporary has not quoted our report accurately; and if it is referred to, it will be seen that the verbal variation between the two is not so sinful as the passage quoted would lead the reader to expect. With reference to the third, our honest contemporary has done us a gross and manifest injustice. The passage, as given in the Herald and in the Courier, coincide as nearly as possible; but, in order to make the most of nothing, the Courier has dishonestly left out half a dozen lines, which could not but glare in his eyes as he read and used our report. says me courier inese citations are sumcieni for our purpose." They are not sufficient for his purpose, which was to prove that every line of his report was prepared from his own notes, and this we will demonstrate. The dinner took place on Friday night, Mr. Webster's 9peech was delivered at eleven o'clock, and at two on Saturday morning we had it in type. The Courier's report? when was that published ? On Saturday, the morning after the speech was delivered ? No, because that was impossible, but on Monday, thus giving time for a copy of the HeraU to be bought, used, and the corrections of a few unimportant literal errors to be made. Then our contemoorarv mac nanimously submits the comparative accuracy of the two reports to every one who heard the speech ! So do we, even with the disadvantages under which we labored of pressure for timejand the imperative necessity for going to press with our large impression at a very early hour. We submit, then, that these circumstances, independent of internal evidence supplied bji a close examination of the two reports, do furnish what the Courier classically calls pretumptuous evidence that one was copied from the other. The simple facts of the case, however, are these?our report was taken, submitted to Mr. Webster himself for alteration and enlargement, and having undergone that process with about as good effect as his Bunker Hill oration, it was published in the Cmirier, two days after it was delivered. And this is the miserable humbugging system of allowing speakers to report their own speeches, which the Herald has broken down so effectually. We give our reports with unequalled accuracy and despatch, and Mr. Vv ebster, or Mr. any body else, may patch up their speeches for publioafinn in fKa /Vv?i?-?/?? nr unv ntlipr puttullv ic journal, but the public know which is which, and somehow or.other run as naturally to the Herald for full, early, and accurate accounts of all public proceedings, as the hart runs to the pure water brooks for refreshment in the burning summer day. The truth is, in this business the Courier has perpetrated a compound or quadruple imposition on the public. It is just such another imposition as that ol the Expreu which palmed off Mr. Choatc's manuscript copy of his oration as an original, veritable report of their own. In fact, there is not an individual either in the office of the Courier or in that of the Exprres capable of making a Vfrlnitim re port of any speaker whatever. Fmmrrrn, Kxcitsmekt.?An amusing fright occurred last Wednesday night, on board of the steamer New Haven, while she was lying to at New London in a gale oi wind. While nearly all on hoard were asleep in their berths, a passenger was attacked with the nightmare. He_ made a most hideous noise, crying "murder! (ire!" anil threw the rest of the passengers into a fright the most laughable that can be imagined. One or two hundred of them leaped from their berths, some in a state of nature, some with a sheet hanging to the shoulders, and some with wigs and some without They rushed through the cabins and upon deck, crying " lire ' fire !" at the top of their ! voices, and had not the captain and his officers and Adams' messengers been possessed of a good deal of presence of mind, some serious accident would have happened. In an hour or tw'o, however, thev were ouieted down, the man with the nightmare waked up, and the boat was again in a state ol quietness and repose, except with an occasional I ?inii in n uciiii iir-i*- oiiu uirir, wnrnrvrr in?- im-im gave 4 lurch. These piifwengers in their fright thought of nothing hut the destruction of th Lexington. Haw limns Attn Rttuetos.?A. I' Loneks this morning made a felonious msault on Hie Itev. A. Bollard. The detail* of thi* high handed outrage will thin evening c be developed before a Magiitrate. Mr. I.OUck* i* a met i tier of the Second Pre*hyterian Church in thin city, under paetoral charge of the Rev Mr. Pott*, and la, weaic told. "in good and regular atanding" in ?aid Church.?ft. /-MS tVatrttr, Dec. 19. 1/U j LD. Prise Two Coats. City Intelligence. Police ?Friday, Dec 29 ?A Bold Pikc* ok Rout/car. ?Yesterday morning about a o'clock, Mr*. Taylor, of No. 8 York street, was awakened t>v an alarm at the outOde door, proceeding from a man desiring entrance, and representing himself as Mr. Ueo. W. l'rescott.who occupied the second story of the house. Hhe rose and admitted him, supi>osing it was Nr. f'rescott, and then retired to rest. Soon after, a servant girl, sleeping in the garret, was aroused by the noise of some one in her room, and immediately alter un attempt was made to open Hie door li dding to Mrs. Taylor's apartments, when (he gave an alarm, which awakened .Mr f'reseott, who was asleep in his room above. He immediately rushed out and secured a man who was in the passage way attempting to make his escape. He then proceeded towards the watch house in the Tombs with the person in his grasp; butas,the]r were passing a porter house at 179 < hapel street, the fellow jumped from him and rushed into the porter house, where several persons, who were on the premises, effected iiis rescue, and then pursued Prescott to his own door, who run in fear of his life. They afterwards attempted to enter the,premises, and forced open the front door of the house, but did not enter. During all this strange and extiaordinarv proceeding, not a watchman was to be seen in that vicinity to aid in the arrest of these parties. Complaint having been entered yestered before the magistrates of the Lower Police by Mr. Prescott, officer Drinker arrested a young man named l'eter Van Houten, whom Mr Prescott asserts is the same person that lie arrested on his premises. He was committed for further examination. asotus.k Chaiuix against th>. voitnu Hkddens.?In addition to the previous chaiges of burglary and petit larceny against Thomas and James Hedden, late grocers, of IDS Roosevelt street, a complaint was entered at the lower police oltice yesterday, by Wm. O. Stirling, of 136 Front street, charging them with burglariously entering his store, on the night of the 24th instant, and stealing a shest of young hyson tea, valued at $33, which was found on their premises, and fully identified by Mr. Stirling.? These voting men have long been known to the Dolice as supposed receivers of stolen goods, und it is probable that they have, in the course of their business, purchased this tea from some rogue or rogues who committed the burglary and stole the property We shall next week give an article on the character and |>eculiaritie8 of the receivers of stolen goods that now infest our city, that will start some of them into more honest business. Melinua Hoao Gonk Up.?This notorious woman, long known as the most celebrated "toucher" in this city, was taken to the State prison, at Sing Sing, yesterday, where she has been sentenced to remain four years and six months. We shall soon present a short history of her recent career, which will startle the community, as the extent of her robberies are jiertettly astounding. Who's Coir a MiniatckeOtlicer Stewart, of the lower police, has un oil painting miniature in his posses sion, supposed to have been stolen. It is the portrait of an elderly man, dressed in military uniform, with blue coat turn up with red, and is enclosed in a red morocco case. Criminal Statistics koh thi. Tast Year,?By the politeness of Henry Vandervoort. Esq. the able clerk of the Courts of Oyer and Terminer and General Sessions of the I Peace, also the Special Sessions, held for the City and County of New York, we gather the following statement of convictions, acquittals, tec. for the year 1843. Court of Oyer and Terminer.?Murder, 2 acquitted ; arson in the 1st degree, 1 convicted ; manslaughter in the 2d degree, 1 convicted. Court of General Sessions.?Manslaughter in the 1st degree, 1 acquitted ; manslaughter in the 3d degree, 2 convicted ; assault and battery, with intent to kill, 4 convicted, 1 acquitted ; assault and battery, with the attempt to kill by poison. 1 acquitted ; assault and battery, with in te?t to rob, 1 convicted ; rape, 1 convicted and 2 acquitted ; assault and battery, 86 convicted and 26 acquitted ; burglary in the 1st degree, 10 convicted and 8 acquitted ; attempt to commit burglary in the 1st degree, 1 convicted; burglary in the 2d degree. 6 convicted and 1 acquitted; attempt to commit burglary in 2d deg. 1 convicted; burglary in the 3rd degree, 62 convictions, 16 acquitted ; attempt to commit burglary in the 3rd degree, 3 convicted ; emberzlement, 1 acquitted ; grand larceny, B4 convicted and 27 acquitted ; petit larceny, 39 convicted and 10 acquitted ; attempt to commit petit larceny, 1 convicted ; obtaining property by false pretences, 5 convicted and 6 acquitted ; receiving stolen goods, (scienter) 3 convicted and 4 acquitted ; bigamy ,?2 convicted ; perjury, 2 convicted and 3 acquitted ; forging in the 2nd degree, 10 convictad and 9 acquitted ; forgery in the 3rd degree, 10 convicted and 1 acquitted : forgery in the 4th degree, 2 convicted; conspiracy to detrauu, 2 convicted ; libel, 13 convicted and 1 ac I quitted ; keeping disorderly house, 13 convicted and 3 acquitted . indecent exposure, 1 convicted; publishing obscene hooks, 2 convicted ; publishing obscene papers, 1 convicted and 1 acquitted ; nuisances, 2 convicted; riots, b convicted and 1 acquitted ; voting twice, 1 convicted ; piloting without license, 3 convicted; selling lottery tickets, 2 convicted ; cruelty to animals. 2 convicted?making a total of 74 convictions and 117 acquittals. Court of Sv? ial Sessions.?Petit Larcenies, conviction* 907, acquittals, 142 ; assault and batteries, convictions 392, ucquittais 64. Convictions. Jlcyvittals. Oyer and Terminer.... 2 Oyer and Terminer. . . 2 General Sessions 374 General Sessions 117 Special Sessions 1299 Special Sessions 196 being a total of 1747 trials, in wnich the fate if 1990 per Indictments.?Found by Grand Jury 938 I omplaiuts dismissed by do 371 Recognizances to answer, filed 1773 Discharged?By General Sessions 146 By Special Sessions 637 Settlements,? Indictments settled by not. pros, being t i.tcred, kc 18 Senlrm -J to the Slate Prison?By the Court of Oyei and Terminer, 1 ; by the ( onrts of Genei aland Special Sessions, 169 ; of the latter 32 were women?Total 170 Aggregate of time in the State Prison, 756 years and 3 months. Sentenced to the Penitentiary from the Courts of General and Special Sessions, 714?ol which 134 were women. ' Sentenced to the < ity Prison from the Courts of General and Special Sessions, 333?59 of which were women. Sentenced to the House of Refuge, 66?seven of which u cre girls. (Signed) HF.NRY VANDF.RVOORT, Clerk. Common council. Board ok Aldermex?Friday, Dec. 39.?This Board held a special session at 9 o'clock, Alderman Purdy, President, in the Chair. Market, J'oot of I twine street.?The trustees of the F.rie Railroad Company presented a communication opposing the construction of the proposed market at the foot of Duane street?reierred to committee on Markets. Cedar street Sewer.?A petition from certain persons relative to the construction of a sewer in Cedar street was referred to the committee on roads and canals, and street commissioner. lsasrnf Castle Garden.?The Committee of Finance reported in favor of granting a lease of castle Garden for 11 years lrom.May last,at a rent of $3009 |>cr ann.?the lessees agreeing to refit the garden at an expense of $5000, which fixtures are to belong to the city at the expiration of the lease. The lessees have satisfied the committee that during the past two years they have lost $3000, which can onl\ be returned bv a re-lease of the premises at a reduced rent. On motion of Alderman Tii.loi , the resolution was laid on the table. Salr of City Proprrty.? A report from the Joint Committee ot Finance and Street Commissioner, relative to the sale of such portion of the city property as is not used for public purposea, was presented by Alderman W?teiman, with an ordinance. The report is an able document and reflects much credit upon the chairman, by whom we presume it has been prepared. It recommends a speedy sale of all unproductive property not used for public purposes. No action was taken, but the report and ordinance w ere ordered to|be printed. Partial Jlmropriation*.?A report was received from the Comptroller, asking for partial appropriations for the first quarter of 1844, amounting to fl,.">60,000, w hich was read and adopted. Paying jlttusors.? A report from the. Committee of Finance of the Board of Assistants, making an appropriation of $tR,000, for the payment of claims doe for levying tax for IRti, was reed and concurred in. W7tnrsits m tht Tomtit.?A resolution from) Alderman F.mman* to allow the keeper of the city prison to appoint two additional keejters to the city prison to take cnargo of the witnesses who are to be placed in separate apartments, was presented. Alderman Pt kdv said, he thought there was not much necessity for additional kerpors. as there were but few witnesses confined in the prison?he would like to know who were to be appointed. Alderman said he knew nothing about it, but the keeper desired it. Alderman Tii.t.oi said he was somewhat astonished at the request. Aldeimau Nash said he thought the object alone waa to m.ikr a N> w Veins present ol two omuw to soma friends of the Committee of Police. Alderman Biinui said, he thought the subject was of importance and he moved a reference to the police committee. Alderman Kmmaxi said, in reply to Alderman Purdy, that he believed the brother of Mr. Kilter was to be appointed as one of the keepers. Paying Ihr If'atrh. Alderman Briggs called up the veto of the Mayor against paying the watchmen Ihe eatra twenty-five tents jier night, passed by resolution of the Common Council. Objections being made, owing to the lateness of the hour and the absence of two meml>ers, it was made the first order of business after the reading the minutes at the next meeting on Wednesday night. Paying Salarirt Monthly ?'The report of the other Board in favor of paying all salaries|nii ler $1000 by-the month instead of by the quarter, whs presented. Alderman Nash objected, because he thought it would require an extra dark in the Comptroller's office. Alderman Pranr advocated it, as he thought it would be a benefit to those who wore in the receipt of receiving mall salaries. Alderman l'lixor moved a reference to a committee Aldermen Woodhii.i| and Ks>nx? advocated the payment ofall below fifiOO. Alderman Pr aor again advocated its immediste passage The motion for reference was adoptad by a vote of 9 to *, ami me meeting aujoui ueu 10 wedni'ini) nexx. itoarxt of oupervlaor*. Thin Boanl met last evening ami fixed the comgensation of the assessors for 184.1 the same a* that of last year. \ plan of future payment was presented hy one of tha committees, but no definite action w?s taken upon it A hill to he presented tothi l egislature, changing the mode of collecting assessments w as also presented and laid upon the table A communication from Col. Stone in delence of the charges alleged against him for mal practice in his office of < ounty Superintendent, was presented br the Recorder and lairf on tho table The Boanl then a<| fourasd.