Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 21, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 21, 1855 Page 2
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rwcffdiugi of the Board of Supervisor*, tbe Common Council and tie Tea Governors. TBE NATIONALITY OF THE POLICE FORCE. A NEW PLAN FOR A NEW CITY HALL. Ike Liquor -License Ordinance, Ac.. Ac., Ac. Board or Saperrlear*. March 19.? Bin Honor Major Wood ia tbe chair. 8mm small bills were received and referred. THK THIRD ivnn RAILROAD. 1h? Aldertnan of the Nineteenth ward offered the fol towing preamble and resolution! ; ? Whereas, Tbe operative of chapter 6.M of tbe law* of New leek, pawed July 21, 1853, entitled "Am aet to amend tbe fearta title of th? uirteeuth ehapter of the firat part of tbe Revised Statute*," Ac., ia found to operate partially, and to exempt from taxation a large amount ot property Justly Halle >o assessment, in this city, therefore, Received, That the Seaator* uud Aaaemblymen from thii **ty aad county in the preaeat Legislature, be resnectiully requested to une then exertion* and influence to procure the jre*' ?l ef said aet. ?tcaeWed, That the above preamble and rccclution, duly authenticated by the 1'recident and Clerk of thic Board, be teanimitted to eaeh of the Senator! and Assemblymen from tMeelty. Adopted. The following ii the report of the Committee on An nual Taxes for the remission of the tax oo the Third Avenue Railroad Company for 1864: ? That upon a careful investigation of the infcjeot ?o re ferred, they lad that aaid company wan assessed by the as M ere ef the Second ward, for the year 1HM, fur the amount ?f one million, one hundred aad seventy thoniaad dollar*, a* tke oapital atook ot *aid company. And alto ky an act of the Legislature paued July 21.1M3, it wa* in sukataace provided that if any incorporated company a?*sn* on it* capital atook, should by athdavit to the satis teetiea ef the Board of Supervisors, abow that such company had net during the preceding year, beeu in tbe receipt or the aet annual profit* or el*ar income equal to five per cent on the ameuat of ita paid up capital itock, after first deducting therefrom the aa*ei*ed valne of it* real eatate, might com mete fur the taxea aaaeaaed on it by paying inatead thereof, the tax a**e**ea on real catate or the company, aad a >um equal to Ave per cent on the clear income of the company. The ?aid Third Avenue Railroad Company have produced to year committee the affidavit of it* i'reaident and Treasurer, stewing that the net profits aad clear annual income of aaid company, for the year preceding the time when aaid tax w imposed, have not equalled five per cent on it* oapital atui-, tfcat the paid up capital atock of laid company waa during tkat period one million one hundred and seventy thousand deliara, aad that the gross receipts from operating aaid road three hundred and aixteen thousand six hundred and twen ty seven dullara and aeventy seven cents, tuf the gross ex pense* exclusive of construction aoeouut were three linn ? ?red and forty lour thousand nine hundred and seventy-two dellara and thirty five cents, exclusive of depreciation of railing stock, leaving no balance on account of net protits fer clear income during aaid period, but on the oontrary a ?tear loss of twenty-eight thousand three hundred and forty fear dollar* and fifty -eight cents. Aad alto that the real estate of said company waa assessed at twenty thousand dollar*, the tax upon which has been doty peid. Yeur oommittee are therefore of the opininion that said company w ere fully entitled by law to commute Sir it* aaid tax ol twelve thouaand three hundred and seven ty-two dollara and seventy Ave cents, by paying the sum of two hundred and four dollars, the tax assessed oa its real eetate, which ha* heretofore been paid. Tour committee would further roport that the *aid statute ef exemption required that tbe proof on the part of the eompany should be *ubmttted to the Board of supervisor* within two day* after the eommencemcnt of th* annual meeting ef th* board, and that tni* waa not done by said railroad company, for the reasons hereafter mentioned. It further duly appeared beture your committee that the President of said company having heard ul the statute ia question, then lately promulgated, made aome applica tion to the tax mmmiasloners, during or prior to the firit two day* of th*lr annual meeting, for the remission of said tax. But that owing to some misuudcrstauding with tlio Tax Commissioner, and hi* ignorance of the terms of thi* particular itatute, he was impressed with the idea that bo waa mistaken as to the existence of this itatute, and that eneli tax could aot lie commuted as therein mentioned, and therelore did not make tbe application in regard thereto which the law required, but which under the circumstaucos, he understood would be unavailing. That the circumstance* aad Income of tbe company were such a* entitled it to the kenefit of thi* law for its relief. That it applied in time for It, hut by some mistake its application tailed to be sufficient inform. Such mistake* in view of the voluminons aud un digested legislation of the present time, ia mint natural, and Ml* but equitable that this company |should reoeive at t he head* of this board, that remiasion which the law intended they should have, and * hi<h but fur a mere mistake in the matter ef (heir application it could have insisted on as a "ftl material part ef said itatute, and the affidavits taken by a*, are hereto annexed. Tonr committee, in consideration of the above, would of tee for adoption the following resolution: ? Resolved, That the personal tax of twelve thousand three haadred and seventy two dollars and seventy fivo cents, tor the year 1HM, aiseaaed against Third Avoaue Railroad Coin - ?any, at No. 1 Ann street, Second ward, be and tbe same is hereby remitted. lDVORT Or THK COMMITTER RIWFKCTUIU ACCOMMODATION FOR THK HCI'RKMK COl'RT. The Committee on Civil Court*, to whom was referred the communication of Vim. ii. MoHat, in relation to ac eeaimodation for the Judges of the Supreme Court. Made the following report : ? That they visited the Moftat bnilding, and made an exam feat ion thereof, and ascertained that on tbe first floor from ?he street there w*re nine separate well lighted an.i woll ventilated rooms, suitable tor public pnrposns; but not suoh a a would be available for Judicial busiuesa, as the anart naoata were in too slose contiguity to the noise of Broadway, trhfch ia nut deslraide for tbe chamber practice or for hearing arguments, and it might attract too I urge an andience ?f un Interested spectators. Thes* rooms would ho, however, very wall adapted, and would be a good location, a* under one reef, for many public offices, such as City inspector, thu four Coroners, Collector of Arrears ot Taxes, Commissioner of Streets aad Lamps, and ether bureaus, which are necessa rtl> . in th* present lamentable dearth ot proper and accesai hie apartments, compelled to perform their official functions in various holes aad corners around the Park. Tonr committee would suggest the propriety of consulting the ounvenience of tbe public at large, and ot the daily and weekly pre**, who have so frequent occasioa to visit tke*e important civic functionaries, and it is aaid they have occa Meaally aome difficulty in finding out their officers. This in eeaventence your committee believe would bu abated if half a deten room* In the MofTatt hnliding were atcured tor pub lic n*e antil the new City Hall i* completed. But your oom mittee having only the *nhject of the communication from tbe Jurtlees af tbe Supreme Court before them for action, hava examined th* roem* in question with a view to engage If possible suitable accommodations for the said Court. Siuoe the reference of this matter to the committee they liave fouad upon examination tkat these rooma are totally inade quale for the nurposos 01 the Justices of the Supreme Court, and, in fact, the 10th scction of the amended charter of 18M, entirely prevents the taking ol suitable action in the pre mtifi J ear committee would, therefore, submit the above, and te be discharged from tbe further consideration of the ?abject. lb* Beard adjourned to Thursday next, at 4 o'clock. Beard of Aldermen. March 19. ? Isaac 0. Barker, Esq., President, in the ?hair. The minutes were r<ttd and approved. mikbllankocs rxi'iM. A communication, with a series of resolution*, relative to locating the new City Hall in the upper part of the Several petition* for the remlnion of taxed, and tar appointments an commissioner of deed*. The report ?f Ike Committee of the Kire Department directing the Chief Engineer not to receive any new member* for (ire hydrant companies. Adopted. ? rtRKT ACCOMMODATION . Tbe ferry committee offend a resolution directing that Ferry Company running from Gouverneur street to ftHgi rtreet. Brooklyn, be directed to run their boats a* iolawi ?One boat to cotnmeace running at 5 A, If.t aswtfaer boat to comments running at 6 o'clock A. M., aad both bodts to oontiaue running during the <lay at leant eace in every ten mlputes, or oftener, if oon veuient m required. until 7 P. M., when one boat may be with drawn, and the other boat to continue runuing until 12 ?'clack P. M. at Ieaat once every twenty minute*. Adapted. UTOKT OP THE CH11P OP POLICl ON THE NATI VITT OP THP. POLICEMEN OF NEW rOHK. A communication waa received frem the Chief of Po Bee, in aniwer to the resolution calling upon him to fur nish the nationality of the police of New York, and other particulars respecting that force. 'I lie following i* an atotract:? To thi Ron. thi Boabd or ALDxaMCN: Gs wTa? In accordance with thi- anne?e<l rsiolution adopt ed I'eh. i, 1M6, I respect tully report, that there are in the Clice ild par! me nt ot the *ity nf New York. "17 who were rn in America, SUA were l>oru in Ireland, Xi in Knelaad. "*l la Germany, 7 in France, I in Wale*, 11 in Scotland, 4 in Cuidi, of W who refused to tell, 4 were l>nrn in Nora Sco tia, 2 ia Poland, 1 ia Holland, 1 in Denmark, 1 in Norway. 1 la New Hruaiwiek, 1 in the Wc?t Indie., I in Uohetnia, 1 in ?oath America, and 1 in llaBovar; matin* s total .it 718 burn to America, and 417 foreign horn. Tber^ are no unnatural lead foreigner. In ths department. There are four polireiuon wke bave heen In the country l.nt iceea yearn, while the others have reeidcd here from period* rsri in* from el^-ht to fifty y?ar*. The avers** time all hare ended in thi. conn try, is .within a Ira dim ol twenty Are jsars There art a* person* ?obb?' tea with th? 4epsrtm*nt who hare been in tbi* oouatry l*M than seven year* .TO policemen h*v? been in prison, of which ntimWr 24 are Americans and 15 farcin bora. 23 of the Americans have been IB prtfon io the IJnlted State* and 1 ia a lomga country. 11 of ths to r?i?? born have beea in rri.on m lb* I'm led Stats, and .1 in feni?n couatrie*. It I* but Just to them UT that many ?f them were arretted and imprlmned only nntil .n intesrt watinn could be had, whea they were di? harced fr.,m cus tody : and the other* were Imprisoned for minor olt -nc?*. SH7 of ths present members were appointed by Mapor Kinrs laad. I/O hy Mayor Ws.terveit, 7fW by CommMontrs Writer welt, Tilloa and Beet.*; and 4.1 by Commi.sioners H'ood, Smith and Stuart Ks.peetfnlly submitted. GEO. W. MATS CI. I.. Chief of r .lioe. The following tabular statement was annexed ? ill lil r S) 0 5 0 0 (1 19 0 0 I I 0 0 0 It 0 -m M II I) II JH I 0 0 0 00 ft 00000 j i ? ii hi is i o o o o o o o o o o o 0 3 0 111 IK II O | 0 I I 0 0 0 0 0 II 1 i n o o 44 o o o ii o o o o o o o n | ) o II II M II ll t II H M I 0 S 1 o 0 0 ;? 0 o 0 II 0 II I 0 o II 0 u i 0 i 41 I o o u n n o o 0 o u o o o o 4H n ii ii o ,i ? ,| | 0 n n o o o :t7 i 4oo ii ii ii (i ii n ii ii S 'J " " o o o II o o ? II II o jo ? o II o n II o II (I II 0 II \> o n o <1 o u u o 1 o 0 II Ii " " 0 O O o fl (I 0 (I o II 2 ? 2 '! " " " ii o o o o u ; 1 * ' M M 0 ? I ll 0 Si 0 0 II II 0 0 ii 0 0 II I I iojooottii ??00 2B 0 2 0 II 0 II 0 II 0 0 I) 0 a ? ii o i o ii o ii ii ii o o II 11 0 i II M M ll II g o II I 3 M I) II 0 0 il ll ? | o o ~i ~i u 7is t H s i i i ~i ~i ~i ~i i ~i Total i? T%? Chief of Folic* la recorded ai ? uliw of Nit York. The only Wekhman ia the above ia the fugitive, Lewla Baker, charged with the murder of Bill Poole. AMerman Mow mo red that the report be referred to a special committee. Alderman Ely seconded the motion. Alderman Hxkkick said be hoped the report was not going to be cuihioned ia thin way. Be moved that it should be printed. Alderman Howard wan la favor of the report being printed. He thought the resolution of the Board wan rullj answered, and the report ought to bo printed for the information of the Know Nothing*, who would And that out of thirty-four polijemen who had been in pri son twenty-nine belonged to their 'a (the Know Nothing) party. Alderman Brjgcs whs in favor of the report being re-, ferred to the committee; seventeen of the men had re futed to answer the queations pat to them, and tho only way of getting at the truth was to refer It. W hy waa it that aiaco this motion in the Board one of the policemen who had not been in thia country four years, came down to the County Clerk'* ottice to take out his paptre, and came down, too, in hia uniform? Alderman Eur aaid that when he seconded the resolu tion to refer tho report, he did not know it waa ao ex plicit, and he would now accept the reaolutlon of the Alderman ol the .Seventeenth if he would amend It by in serting that it be printed. Alderman Voouna waa of opinion that if the police men had told lies, the chief waa not to blame, and ne bo lie ved that tha resolution waa fully anawered. Alderman Wm. Tuckkr thought the report ought to be referred. The communication waa then directed to be referred to the committee and entered at length on the minutea. T11K KI MDAY LlttOOR ORDINANCE. The report of the Committee on Ordinancea, for the more effectual enforcing of the exciae lawa? reported December 22d? waa called up on motion of Alderman Lord. Tho ordinance la aa follows : ? Sect. 1. If any person in the city of New York shall tell 3 retail, or deliver in pursuance of any aueh tale, any wine, r, lager beer, or other strong or spirituous liquor, or tball content to, allow, or permit auy wine, ale, lager beer, or other ttreng or spirituous liquor by him or her so sola or delivered, to be drank in his or ber house, out house, garden, or other premitet whatsoever, without being licensed ac cording to law, or being 10 liconted, shall sell or deliver, or consent to, allow, or permit any wine, ale, lager beer, or other strong or spirituous liquor sold or delivered as atore said, to be drauk as aforesaid, on the first day of the Meek, called Sunday, excepting to boarders and lodgers, or actual travellers, within the provisions of the law; be or she, shall for every such cflcnce, be liable to the pains and penalties hereinafter mentioned. Sec. 2. Upon a complaint on oath, showing a violation of any part or the Urtt section of this ordinance, it shall bo the duty of the Mayor. Recorder, City Judge, Polioe Justice!, and of the Aldermen of said city, for and witbin the wards, retpeetively, in which they were elected, to whom such com plaint shall be presented, to issue a' warrant directed to every of tho policemen of naid eity commanding tbeiu and every of them immediately to arrost and bring the person and pertont to complained against, before the magistrate is suing such warrant. Seo. 3. Whenever any person shall be so brought before any magistrate, soch magistrate shall proceud as soen as may be to examine into the huhject mutter of the complaint, and if it appear by proof, or by the eonfesiion ol the accused, that be or she has violated any of the provisions of this or dinance, the magistrate for each and every such offence, shall proceed to convict I be offender of a misdemeanor; and for each aad every such eonviotion, shall fine him or her in a sum not to exceed ten dollars; and in default of the payment of such fine, tho magistrate may commit tne offender to im prisonment for a period not to exoeed ene day foreaoh dollar of fine so imposed. Sec. 4. All moneys roceivod or collected nndor or by virtue of this ordinance, shall, within three months thereafter be, by the magistrate paid to the Oovernort of the Alms House, towards the support of the poor of the said eity. See. 5. Nothing herein contained shall ho construed to prevent the prosecution ol' any party in the name of said Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty for violating the eaoise law of this State, applioable to said city by civil action, or the recovery and collection of tho penalties now Imposed by law. See. 6. Thla ordinance shall take effect immediately. Alderman Hkrhick waa opposed to the ordinance. If it was good to prevent the sale of liquor on (Sunday, it should be prohibited on every other day, because every day in the week ia, by different nations, devoted to the public celebration of divine service ? Sunday by the Chrlatiana. Monday by the Oreeka, Tuesday by the Per aiana, Wednesday by the Asayriana, Thursday by the Egyptiana, Friday by the Turks, and Saturday by tho Jewa. (laughter.) Alderman 1Uiri>, of the Fourth ward, opposed the ordinance, and aaid that the only abop in which he could get a glata of ale jeaterday (Sunday) waa in the Eighth ward. He declared that no man. not even the Mayer himself, should abut up a atore in nia ward, with out his concent. Alderman Howard oppoted tho ordinance, and de- ' fended his ward with liis usual zeal, and aaid that it was daily becoming more and more respectable, aii all the loose characters were going to other wards. He inainu ated that the Kighth and Ninth wardi had received a great many of them of late. The murder of Poole was committee in the Eighth ward, am} there waa no magla trute there to interlere. Alderman Wm. Tuckkr aaid that the Alderman of the Sixth ward bad nothing to brag of. Hia associate in the Common Council had come into the Eighth ward on the occasion alluded to by him, and he (the Councilman,) was held to answer for his interference in the matter. The Alderman of tha eixth should also recollect the af fray which occurred a few weens since at a theatre In Broadway, a acene which was uo credit to the ward or ita representative. Be (Alderman Tucker,) waa In favor of the ordinance. Aldermen Voorhla, Ely, Fox, and Wakeman, were in favor of tbe ordinance Alderman Wnkemau said that the use of intoxicating was an injurious beverage, and he thought that every lover of liis country should avoid it: for himself ho would aay that not a particle of intoxicating drinks passed hia Hps. Aldermen Stkkjis, Brown and Moscr opposed the or dinance, and after some discuaaion pro and con, it waa carried by a vote of 12 to 9. Aykh? Aldermen Fox, Seventh ward; Wm. Tucker, Kighth; Voorhia, Ninth; Trowbridge, Tenth; Wakeman, Twelfth; Urigra, Thirteenth; the President, Fifteenth; Christy, Sixteenth; Ely, Seventeenth; Lord, Eigh teenth; C. H. Tucker, Twentieth: Varian, Twenty- first. Nays? Brown, First ward; Williamson, Second; Moser, Third; Uaiid, Fourth; Hoffmire, Fifth; Howard, Sixth; Steers, Eleventh; Kelly, Fourteenth; Herrick, Nine teenth. TUB NATIONALITY OF THE MKMROTtR OF THX BOARD. Alderncan Kelly offered a resolution, calling for a re turn of the nationality of the members of the board, If any of them bad been in the State prison, and a similar enquiry with respect to our courts and public offices. Aldennan VooMBB tnought the resolution was out of order, and was ilerogabory to the character of the board. It was trifling with its chsracter. The Chair -decided that the resolution offered by Alder man Kelly was out of order. Alderman Wiuiamhon asked upon what grounda the Chair decided it waa out ol order. Alderman Khlly appealed from the decision of th Chair. Tlie vote being taken, the decieien of tho chair waa sustain*^ and the resolution ruled out of order. Adjourned to Thursday next. Board of Connrllmrrh March 19.? The Board met tt the usual hour, the President, D. D. Conover, in the chair. The following business wan transacted:? PKrmojra. To have Front street, from l'ine to Wall, repaired; re ferred. Of Hone Company No. 1, for alterations to car riage: referred. Of John l'almer and others, for a sewer iu Attorney street, south ot (iraad; referred. Of Hose 44, to have their house repaired ; referred. Of J. B. Hilyer, for a sewer in Forty- fourth street, between Ninth and Tenth avenue* ; referred. Of residents on Second avenue, for paving and macadamizing the tame; re ferred. Of Moses Fiegenoaum, claiming contract for paving Chatham, Bowery and Fourth avenue with gran ite blocks. RR80I.CTI0XS. Of Councilman Riddkx ? To repair and repaint engine house in Wooeter street, near lTince. Referred. Of Councilman Kirra ? To refer all papers now on die relative to paving Th!r<t avenue with Belgian pave ment, to appropriate committee*. Adopted. Of Councilman Pumsrr ? To refer all papers now on file relative to the widening of West street, to appro priate comm tteee. Adopted. Of Councilman Coaovs* ? To refer the subject of alter ing the grade of Thirty fourth street*to the Committee on Streets. Adopted. TOT EARIXX OAS COHPA.VT. The Committer on lamps and Gas. to which wae re ferred the petition of certain parties, incorporated under the nntne of the Harlem Gas Company, presented the following report, which was adi pted after some discus sion. only three members voting in the negative:? Resolved, 'lhat the content of the Mayor, Aldermen and C ommonslty or the city of New York it hereby given to "the llariem (issluht Company," to lay condneturs for conducting van through the ttreett. avennes, lanes, alleys, and squares, in all t bat portion of the city lying unrth of the centre lin? of Seventy. ninth ttreet, tor th* purpose of supplying iai to public and private buildings. In con sideration of the follow inn being faithful!) complied with ? 1. The said company shall aot impede or interrupt public travel in the Is) ins of suob mains, mure than cannot possi 1 1 v bo avoided, au<i shall, alter <>|?tttnK any street, avenue, lane. alley or square, ana depositing their mains, mstorv the ?nn.t to as good condition as tin- same before tnch opening, and be. at all times anbleet to inch restrictions, or dinance* and revolutions at the Common Council of said city may from tune to time adopt, and under the control of the street Department of said eity. 1!. They, hall furnish a seppiy of gas to all |*rsons who may desire the nams, ;m.l shall deprive no consumer of sat, npon t lie ir refusal to pa v , or for a ditpote ot the hill ran ii' red, until they haro served such disputant with an affida vit of their inspector a> to the correctnees of the register of their metre, and that all the qas for which said disputants aro i barged. ha? actually pasted throesh -aid metre. X 'I he Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the said city hi nly reserve the right to purchase at any tiase from the ttld company, all the matcrialt, pipes, natures, buildings, ?nil all and singular all the personal nnd real property own ed b\ -aid company, by paying to the said company the coot of the same. and ten per ceet over and above taid cost 4. The permission herein (ranted is npoa the express condi Men tnat taid company shall proceed nam "iiately or within hweyeaes troin the passase of this r. solution, to lay their maliiv in t; c district a? embraced in this grant; tad supply, at feast within three years from it* patsage, gat to he uted by the corporate authorities or private consumer*. A. The taid company shall be exempt frem tax*' i?n on their personal | r fertv. tor the peeiod "t three years from the or itetiitetion ot taid corporation, pursuant to tin power granted lor this |>i.r| I y the ? ight.-eiilh section of an set to au thertse the formation ot Ua-iifht t.Vmpsnies," pa-ted by the l.e?i?latnre of the Mate ..f Sew York. I eh If, M C The Msvor, Aldermen ?nd t ..mmonslty also retain the risht to revoke any and all permi-ston which may he herein granted, upon satiifaetory proui httag afforded of a failure of said "Hariem Gaslight Company, coin?lyia? with these eon ditions at herein of any a- gleet to comply with any resolution or ordinance which may he her1 aft*r adopted, anil nothing he rein contained shall ??> construed as giving any exclusive permission whatever to the laid Harlem list light Company. ra aro lino is Anvwtn>ix<i Tha following report wae read and referred to the Committee of tha Whole ? The Ccmmitteo ea J'leancs, to whom was referred the commeeieatK n ol the Comptroller, h?g leave respeetrully te renert that on a careful egamiaatioa of tkt estimatee siitmitt ed and of the tables prepared by the Comptroller, they atrer'aie that the ceet of advertising seordia* to the tuleelaid dewa ta the rv soli t tea previously adopted by thia Board, will greatly uml the ?e*tof adverlieing >H> the ijitua heretofore panned. Ths apparent exceae of Wit of the new ijittm over that ?( tb? aid one il about 920,000. But when we take into eoniidcration the facilities granted to tba ofbeers of the Common Council and the head* of tho department* and banana by tba line system. to writ* ont and insert their aroceedings and advertisemsnta in ex ten to, it will be (Mily perceived that the cost would bo in all probability treble the above ram. Under a contract to publish tba proceeding! ot tba Common Council alone, tha newspapers, by publishing in foil the rcporta of committees: and wbicb they could Justly claim aa being proceeding* or that body, would mora than quadruple tba above aum for advert iitng alona, which your committee are of tha opinion would not only be enormons, but a noedlesa waste of money. Your committee in view of tha wbele matter are of opin ion taat a eontraot made with eaah paper for a stipulated ?urn. ii tba only safe and economical mode, being l?ai liable to abuia tli an any other tbat could ba dkvised. The mode and manner of pavment, tho holding oat an inducement to abridge iaatead of to iueraaee the matter published. In conclusion, your committee offer tba following resolu tion:? Resolved, Tbat the Comptroller be and be ii bereby di rected to advertise for proposals for advertising for the de partments, the Common Council aad the official reports of the proceedings of the same for tho term of one year in five daily newspaper*. Resolved, That the following rule shall bo observed: 1st. Bidders to offer tho whole amount for one year. 2d. The award to be made to the lowest bidder, taking into conside ration the cirt ulation in the city. 3d. The Comptroller to report tbo bids and his award to tho Common Council for confimatinn. All of which is respectfully submitted. TDK CUT HALL. Tho following cotomuuicution in relation to tbo H? City Hsli ?H received and referred, together with the ?lat>a to the Committee of Repairs and Snppliea : ? o the nonoRABLB Tin. Board or Councilman or the City oe New York :? The undersigned beg leave to submit herewith their plans and specifications for the proposed new City Hail, the imme diate necosrity for which presses so urgently u|>on the con sideration of your honorable body. In submitting these plans the undersigned would respectfully state tho considera tions and views wbicb have governed them in their projec tion. The first question, reduced to its simplest form, is, what does the city need 1 There may bo a mnltitude of beautiful and valuable plans lor public buildings, suitable fer a variety of purposes; and yet these plans may be altogether inadequate to meet the wants of a metropolis so vast and so rapidly increasing in population and business M the city of New York. The con sidcratian of primary importance, which, therefore, pre sented itself, was to provide ample accommodations for nil the business of the city in regard to its eourts, chambers, departments, bureaus, and offices. On a caretul considera tion of this point, and on consultation with several gen tlemen whose long professional experience and intimate acquaintance with pnblio affair* fully qualified them to Judge tbe insufficiency of any of the plans heretofore sub mitted, beoame apparent, and tbe necessity Tor a new one was obvious. An approximate estimate was accordingly made ot the number and kind of rooms now actually re Siired, or which will be demanded by the future wants of e city. Having ascertained these conditions, it has been onr endeavor to secure the greatest amount of room with the best possible facilities fur light and ventilation, and the greatest practicable degree of retirement from the noise and confusion ot the streets, and at the same time to have the business so oentraliied and groujied in one building as to af ford every requisite facility to the professional men and citi tens having business with the various departments. On taking a survey of the Park, and or the buildings which now stand there, and glancing prospectively at the changes which must in a few years be made to provide for th* public needs, it became evident that no narrow or doubtful polioy could bu pursued, except at the ultimate expense of tbe city, and occasion also a great and constant inconvenience. The difficulty now existing is tbat then are several buildiigs, erected at different times, of different styles of architecture, designed for tbe accommo dation of particular departments, without tbe least regard to uniformity or fitness of location on the ground. The pre sent, therefore, is the time to act intelligcutlv in tbe right direction to anticipate suoh evils, and to erect a building of such proportions and with such harmony ot design as to pre sent to tbe ftature inhabitants of the city an evidence of tbe prudence and foresight of w* present rulers, and to secure the greatest ultimate ccoaoiny of room, of means, and of time. The Park is surrounded en all sides by wide and open stnets, and must eventually become the busiuess centre of our great metropolis. Tbe large area of tbo Park and its extended street lines affoid an opportunity for improvement on a large scale, and tbo best improvement must eventually be tha most valuable as well as the most economical. With these considerations, the plan of the undursigned, by which the laud shall be im proved, tbo pressing wants ot tbe city satisfied, and a bar monius and beautiful structure provided, are herewith sub mitted. The building, as proposed, will present a front on Cham bers street winch will lie thirty feet from the street, the re ceding portion of tbe building on Chambers street being sixty feet from the street line. The view on all tbe streets will thus be most grand and imposing m this arrangement will afford a wider aveuua on all sides. While these objects ate accomplished, there is no encroach ment or obstiuctiou of tbe present City Hall, but tha ar rangement proposed will add to tbe value aud convenience of a numl cr of the offices and cbambcra of that building. In our design, the fronts on Broadway and Ceutre street will be similar and consistent throughout, as there can be no doubt that tbe rebuilding ot the houses in Chatham street will be on a greatly improved scale, aud corresponding with the buildings surrounding in the adjoining streets, the whole assemblage of lines and fronts thereby presenting an archi tectural as well as business grouping not excelled even in tbe Old World. The ground included within the building and between tbe City liall aud the new structure, will form a court of consi derable dimeniious, whioh will afford every facility for oom munloalion between the several departments. Tbe inner ranges of rooms and ahambers being thus alto gether secluded from tbe streets, will afford tbelndispunsable 1 equisite of retirement for, tbe Important transactions of tbe courts andfcother bodies, where quietness is of so much Importance. In the plans, no attempt has been made to set apart or indicate spdeifia chambers or rooms for the usa of the several courts or departments, aa this will become a matter of tutun election in the comple tion of the building. Provision has been made, however, for a srand reception room for pnblio purposes, which shall open on Broadway, to be <JO by 140 feet, which is much needed, and may be used also ns a gallery for the works of art which arc now, or may become, tbe property of the city. We have also provided for a sufficient number of rooms to be set apart for lil rarics, reading rooms, archives, records, Ac., with such convenience* as will afford every facility for citisen# and strangers who a ay resort thither tor business purposes. Our plans also provide tome rooms of large sisc, so constructed and designed aa to admit of subsequent partition and subdi vision, should such an arrangement at any time become ne cesssry. Ample stairways and corridors, and full facilities for ac cess and egress, are provided at the least expense of room, the plan giving light and ventilation for every apartment in the edifice. Ithas been the constant purpose of the undersigned to de vi lope a plan wbicb shall comprehend everything th* eity may require for years to come, and so to design it that there may be a harmony and unity throughout, which will, wheu completed, make ft an ornament to toe city, aad oombine all the considerations or permanent value, adapteduess, and ul timate economy. The undersigned respectfully urn that to cucumber tbe Park property with detached and dissimilar structures will be in a few years condemned as aaill advised and wasteful policy, while the erection of a noble and pro perly conceived structure will be rewarded with the accla mations of tbe people, and the approbation of the future. Very respectfully, Ac., AI.1SKRT GILBERT. THOMAS K. JACKSON. HF.NKY U STUART. 11m Board then adjourned to Wedneadn; evening. Board of Ten Gonmin. Tbe Board met yesterday at 4 P. M. Prase nt ? Town mid (Chairman), Draper , Smith, Went, Duke, Taylor, and Tlemana Mr. Drapkr moved tbat the Committee on Supplied be initi ucted to procure tiro Are engines ? oa? for Black - well's Inland, and one for RanditU'a laland. Carried. Mr. Sum moved that tbe Clerk or the Board be in structed fo ascertain the aamei of the employ <s ef the Board who do business for other parties outside of the department. Carried. After the transaction of considerable local business, the Board adjourned. The following exhibits tbe number remaining ia tha institutions under charge of tbe Board, week ending March 17, 1866 Bellevue Hospital 784 Randall's Is'd hospital 226 Lunatic Asylum 672 City Prison 345 Almshouse 1,363 Second District prison. 21 Penitentiary 4aS Third ?? " 27 Hospitals 609 Colored Heme 335 Workhouse 1,001 Colored Orphan Asy'm 180 Smallpox hospital 4 Children at nurse 085 Randall's Island 007 Total 6,894 Number remaining March 10, 1866 6,931 Admitted 1,181 Tstal Died Discharged Sent to Penitentiary , Sent to State Prison . Total Decrease since last week Thratrta and Exhibitions. Acadkmv op Mi sk\? We are glad to see, by reference to the programme, that a repetition ia announced for this evening of Donisetti's grand opeaa of "Lnoratia Horgla." Tie success attendant upon its last repreeen tatlon was perfectly triumphant. It will be rendered with the same powerful cast, which embraces the names of Senora Steffenone, Signorina Veatvali and Signori Brignoli, Badlali, l oletti and Quinto. Nihlo's Gahdrv.? Von Weber's grand romantic opera of "Car Frelichuts" will be given by the (ierman opera tronpe. to-morrow evening All the leading members of this talented company will appear in it. Broadway Thkatri. ?The distinguished American tragedian, Mr. Edwin Forrest, will make his third ap pearance this evening as Othello. Mr. Conway will personate tbe character of lago, and the other parta are very sblv cast. The farce of ~'A Lady aad Gentleman," Ac , with Miss J. Gougenhelm nnd Mr. W. Davidge ia the principal parts, will terminate the whole. Bow *rt TintATRi ? Mr. and Mrs. E. B. tanner will h?ve their benefit to night, when tbey will uppear ia two line piecea. namely, the tragedy of "Octavia Bra Cldl," written by Mrs. Conner, and the dnm.t of "Wal ?e." Mr. 8. W. Glenn will perform his favorite character of Deutreonomy Dutiful, ia the "Wool Dealer." This populsr comedian will have his bene6t on ant Friday evening. BrnTow'i Tbratks ?The successfal musical farce of the "Invlnciblee," "Wandeiing Minstrel," aod "Bplt lire," will be performed to night. Mr. Burton appears In all of them. The New Tori Children, n ia rtmsMir, will execute, between the pieces, several of their moat beautiful dances. Wailacr'* ThRatti*.? Morton's One comedy, called "Toan and Country," which was ?o successful a ahort time back, will be performed to night, with Blake, Brougbitm. Lester. Vincent, I' and Miaa Rosa Ben nett in the principal parts ' Teacher Taught" follows. A*rftirAK Mrsn* ? Bulwer's play of "Money" will be r? presented here In the afternoon; the domeetM drama of the "Old Brewery" in the evening, with all tha curious curiosities, animate and laaaimate, on ex hibition there. Wood's Mdmtmu.? Good performances will be given to night. | BrraiJlv'a PrRxnAirRs? "The Two Pompeya'" daring i the whole week, with other atu actioas. Pirbam's OrKKA Hot sk.? Cood soars, dances aad bur lesques will be given to-aigbt. Balk or Imported akb N'ativx Jack* -A ial? of jack* and jenaets, imported fratn Spain, took place at Maysliek oa catarday last. The prices ranged from $870 to |<K( far Jacks. aad the two ?-anet.< Drought (117 and Tbe prioe* were wot remunerative? tbe stock holders losing abnat .IV per eent on lavestsaeata. " Youag America," a aattve jack, the property of Mr. I.vter, of Bourboa, r?kl at the -*aae time aad piece far ?wo ? Areiwciy rsswaa, Mmrck 13. 8,062 . 34 .1,019 . 109 6 1,168 .6,894 . 37 Dee la I on a In Admiralty. CN1T1D RilU DISTRICT COCBT. Before Boa. Judga Ball. Makcb 19.? Oliver H. Clark ot. The Steamboat Ellen.? Tbia HM is filed by the owner of the steamboat King Philip, to recover the damages occasioned by a collision between the two steamboats, wbicb happened Sept. 14, 1653, in the East river, near the slip oa the Brooklyn aide of the Catherine ferry. The ElUn was one of the regular ferry boats at that. ferry, and wan crossing from New York. The King Ph&ip waa a towboat about the harbor, and was bound from Grand street to Staten Island. She had atopped, just above the ferry, to take a schooner in tow, but not succeeding in obtaining the job, abo started ahead, straight down the river. The Ellen waa in night, beading for her alip, be It) re the Kiag Philip started. The King Philip went on, until about abreast of the upper alip of tha ferry, when the Ellen waa discovered, and the engine waa stopped and backed, bat the Ellen cane into her, striking her nearly at right angles. The engine at the Ellen waa stopped and backed, but at the laat moment. The collision occurred about three or (oar o'ctock in the afternoon, and the tide waa Hood. Held by the Oonrt.? That upon the proofa there waa no proper look out on board the Kiag Philip; that it waa the duty of the King Philip, when Hhe started ahead, in accordance with the State law of April, 1848, to tiake such measures aa would bring her to the centre of the river by the most direct and shortest route which was practicable under the circumstance ?, and to do so she would necessarily also follow the general rule of naviga tion by porting her helm as she approached the Ellen. That on the evidence, she waa so lar above the Ellen that if she had so done, she would have passed under the El len's stern. Bat tf she was set distant enough to hare done so, as was claimed by Ike libellant, a difficult duty was imposed upon her. She waa at rest and could chooee her own time for changing her poaition. The El. len was in full new, and her purpose and deatination and speed were sufficiently known ; and those in charge of the King Philip knew, or were bound to know, the ca pabilities of their own vessel. They were alriO bound to know whether or not she could get under way and paws under the bows of the Ellen with Bafety, and if she coold not, she sboald have remained at rest until the Bllen bad so far passed that the King Philip could pass in safe ty under her stern. (The Jamaica, 11 Log.. Obs. 242,) That the King Philip, therefore, was in fault, what ever her position wae. That it is probable also that if her engines had not been stopped she would have pa? ed the slip before the Ellen reached it, and no collision would have taken place. That the pilot of the Ellen had a right to assume that no steamer l/ing at rest at a safe distance above his track would suddenly be put in motion and ran directly under his bows, so as to block the entrance into the slip? and especially that no steamer would suddenly get under way to crom his bows, and then as suddenly reverse her eaglne so as to block the entrance ?and when he saw the wheels of the Kiag Phillip In mo tion, he was bound to act upon the supposition that the statute and the rules of navigation would be compiled with, until a contrary intention was clearly manifested. He was right in relying upon the proper navigation of the King Philip until the last moment, and then the engine was stopped and backed, and the helm ported, which was the proper course under the circumstances. Libel dismissed with co?ts. For libellant, Mr. W. Q. Mor ton and Mr. Bliss: for claimants. Mr. E. C. Benedict and Mr. Smith. United States District Court. Before Judge Hall. Mitten 10 ? The Grand Jury wae sworn in, and the Jadge said that the District Attorney was not able to furnish the Court with any statement of the business that waa to be brought betore them; but as their foreman was a gentlemen of ezparienoe in tha duties of his office, the Court felt at liberty to permit the Grand Jury to retire to their room, with the Intimation that if they required any assistance from the Court or the District Attorney, it would be willingly accorded to them. The Grand Jury then retired, and the Court proceeded with the trla! of William Courtney, eharged with assault ing the mate of the ship Rosciua with a dangerous wea pon, but from mitigating circumstance*, recommended the prisoner to mercy. Sentence deferred . The Darltn Surveying Expedition. The following letter from Lieut, titratn, to a gentleman connected with the Darien exploring expedition, as a volunteer, corrects any possible misapprehension as to the conduct of tho?e members of the party who were separated from it on the third day of the exploration :? N*w York, March 17, 1865. My Dkar Winthroi' ? It appears that the article in the March number of Hatper'i Magazine, entitled "The Darien Expedition," has given aa impression to some persons that you and others voluntarily abandoned the party. In justice to all, 1 take this opportunity to cor rect such impression. My recent personal interviews with you have distinct ly established the fact in my mind, that not only was it the intention of Mr. Holcomb, yourself and those who accompanied you, to have remained by the expedition at all hazards, but that you made every effort to rejoin us. A mistake as to our Intended course, now fully ex plained, occasioned your separation from me, and though for a t me doubts existed on my mind, ae well as your own, as to the cause of this separating these doubts axe now fully removed. The letter addressed to you by Copt. ' Bull Inn, In say sbeenee, Is full evidenee of your desire to rejoin, and, it necessary, to relieve the party. 1 have requested Mr. Headley to append the substance of this letter in a note to the article in Uarper't Mafia iine. Very truly, yours, J. G. STRAIN. Mr. Thbo. Winthkop, No. 18 William street, N. Y. The Quitman Expedition. [Correspondence of the Boston Journal.] Nawhib!, March 6, 18.55. In yours of the 23d nit., 1 notice the following: ? "Washington rumor asserts that the United States gov ernment has positive assurances that Gen. Quitman has nothing to do with any filibustering expedition again U Cuba,'' fcc. In polntof fact, G?n. Quitman is as deeply engaged in his piratical schemes as ever. Bo left his home a few daj.i since for New Orleans, where the expe dition is talked of as certain? all the "positive assu rances" of the United States government to the contrary notwithstanding. It is a matter of surprise aud grief to many of our citizens, that some twenty or thirty young men of this city have within two or throe days left their homes to embark in this enterprise, risking therein tbelr lives, fortune, and what is more, their honor. It may well bo doubted whether the administration would aot be secretly pleased to have Cuba token by these pirates. every good patriot pray Heaven to avert this stain upon our country's flag. Rervmftion of Navigation on thk Hi-toon- ? The obstructions in the river below thi.< city extend only to Stuat's dock, a distance of only four and a half miles, and the iee is of suoh a character that a steamboat can come through it without doing much iojury to herself. The sloop which grounded on Cuylsr's bar last fall, and soon after became ice-bound, and has been there all winter, bas by the movement of the ice been oarried about half a mile down the river. There are not more tbsn three miles of ice to be cut through below this city, and a boat can be looked for hourly from below. Some activity prevails along the dock and pier. Several tow boats are being laden, to be ready to take the first tow to New York; and the eail vessel* which were caught here last fall by the sadden closing of the river, are being put in sailing order. A large'amount of merchan dize oas accumulated at the various storshoueee and de pots, which wiU be forwarded by the earlier L convey ance. ? litany Journal, March IB. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. mo if sir market. Tcbsday, March 20? 6 P. If. The stock market pawed a little to-day. Prices ware not ao buoyant, bat we notice do diminution in extent of transactinis. We should judge from the movement* at the board, that parties who par ehased st lower prices were realising. This may do ia some of the fanciee, bat not in all. At the first board, to-day, Indiana 5's fell sir j per oent; Vir ginia 6's, 4; Missouri 6's, |; Looisiana 6's, i; North Carolina 6's, i; Erie bonds, 1871, J; do. 1875, 1; Illinois Central bonds, 14; New York Central 7'e, Cumberland Coal, J; New York Central Rtilroad> li; Erie Railroad, j; Harlem,}; Reeling Railroad, 1J. California 7's advanced 4 per cent; Canton C>., i; Illinois Central Railroad, &; Hudson River Rail road, 1^; Galena and Chicago, 1. Bome of the old neglected fancies are waking np. There was a sale of Morris Canal to4ay at 16 per cent. Hud ion River and Harlem were quite active this morning, and the former advanced more than any other stock on the list. State stocks and railroad bonds were particularly heavy to-day. With large sales, there was a general decline. New Yerk Cen tral 7's fell off half per cent. These bonds were issued to pay the lsst tiro semi annual dividends on the itock, and notice was given to the stockholders, that upon application at the company's office the dividends woold be paid in bonds at par. This was very well for the oompany, so long as the bonds ruled below par and the stockholders could be shaved on the issue; but as soon as they go absve par the managers give notice that no more bonds will be issued, bnt dividends unpaid, be paid in cash. This is on a par with Albany flnancieilng. It is one of the meanest, most contemptible things we know of; but it is no more than might have been expected from the sou roe it emanated . So long as the stock holders could be psid in a depreciated security ?t wss well enough, but whan some remuneration for the delay was Likely to be realised, it ia cut off at once. Whatever the market price of the bonds may be, the company is only responsible for par, and it therefore loses nothing by the issue. It is small business at the best, but is so Bench like the way of doing everything of a financial character in Al bany that we sftouid make the best of H and forget it. flliaoie Central bonds told freely a; the decline* buttoeeawas not much doing ia Erie securities' The market on the whole wss depreeeed, bnt it is no ?ore than should have been expected frjm the re rent rapid rise. Slocks had bean moving up steadily for seme time previous to the 'widen start at the close of last week, and we must give tbem time to strengthen themselves before another step ie takes. After the eJjcnrt ment of the board, the frilowlag sales of honds tad stocks were g?d? at auction by Bimeon Draper i? (10,000 New Tork Oafcral R.R. 7'h, Interest added . . 103 1,0<K) Flushing R.R. 1st mortgage do. ..68 3,006 Ohio and Mississippi R.R. 2d mtgs. do. .. 01 50 shares Southern Railroad 89}$ t do. N.Y. end Liv'l U.S.Mall Btm'p Co. .. 85 The folk) wing aa lea were also made at auction ?1 COO N.Y. City T'? water loan, 1867, int. added.. .101 2,000 Memphis City ('?, 1880, do. . . 2 000 La Croeie and MUwaukie 8's, do. .. 71 160 sharsa N.Y. Consolidated Stage Co 20 bl do. Third Avenue Railroad 30.^ 10 do. Williamsburg Gaa light Co 50 J. Thompson's lint auction sale of bonds and will take place to-morrow, (Wednesday,) at half-past 12 o'clock, at the Merchants' Exchange. Capitalists should bear in mind that the sale of $240,000 Fort Wayne and Southern Railroad bonds will take place on Thursday, at 12J o'clock, at the Exchange, aa it to a sale well worthy attention. At the second board the market recovered nearly all it loot in the morning. Bome of the fancies were even higher than at the doae yeaterday. Nicaragua Trarsit advanced i percent; Canton Company,^, Erie Ralhrond, fc; Beading Railroad, Hudson Rail road, 1J. Illinois Central Railroad declined 1 per cent; Reading sold at 86 jj , and Hudson River Rail road, 424 on time. The market closed with a strong upward tendency. The transactions at the Assistant Treasurer's of flee to day, were as fallows:? Paid oa Treasury account $153,521 31 Received de 521,851 22 Balance do ...4,497,861 10 Paid for Assay office l)lj|9 M Paid for disbursing checks 101,960 35 Of the receipts to-day, $350,000 was a transfer from Detroit, and $60,000 from the mint. The warrants entered at the Treasury Depart, ment, Washington, on the 1 7th inst^ were For the redemption of itock $1,172 70 For paying Treasnry?debts W,?S iS For the Customs I? For the War Department 113 61 For the Navy Department ,51 For the Interior Department 63,439 75 The first dividend of fifty per cent to claimants against the Cochituate Bank will be paid at the Webster Bank, Boston, on Thursday next. There has been a fair demand for foreign exchange to-day for remittance by the steamship Nashville, from this port for Liverpool, to-morrow, (Wednea. day,) and full rates have been obtained. We quote on London, H a 104 P? cent premium; on Paris, 6f. 134 a6f. 10; Amsterdam, 41fc a 414; Bremen, 79| a 80; Hambvg, 364 a 37. The steamer will take out upwards of half a million of dollars in specie, a large portion of which will be ooln. The California advices received yesterday have had no effect upon our markets. About one half of the rumors and reports in circulation abant the different houses involved are false, and efforts have been made both here and in California to excite the pnblic mind as much aa possible. Tne report that Mr. Hoadley no longer acted as the agent of Page, Bacon & Co., started by some of our cotemporaries, to entirely without foun dation. No chance has been made or contemplated. Then to no doubt but thai the next steamer from California will bring accounts of the resumption of Page, Bacon & Co., Wells, Fargo & Co., and several other banking houses of San Franclaoo, a revival of confidence, and a renewal of active business opera tions. If these houses have no*, resumed, we see no cause for $n interruption of remittances, for there ate other bouses in San Francisco, of undoubted standing, wheee credit baa been materially strength ened by the ordeal through which they have passed, ready to transact all the exchange business required. The gold must come here. If not through the hands of Page, Bason & Co., or Adams & Co.. it will came through other concerns aa speedily and aa safely The amount shipped per week may not. for a short so large, but there will not be any very great accumulation in San Francisco, field and gold dust are of more use to merchants and miners in hia market than in tbeir own possession in Califor nia, and we look for an immediate disappearance of the panic which at ooe time threatened to destroy he credit of balf the banking houses in California* The returns of the anthracite coal trade (or several years past give some very interest! ig facts regard ing the souroe of supply, and a closs examination of the reports from the different companies engaged n the transportation business, will show where the | enoimoos supplies which will be required for foture consumption, must come from, or rather by what channel they must reach market : ? A.NTIIRAC1TK OoALTIUD*. Source <tf Supply. 1852. 1853. Schuylkill canal, ton*. .. 800,038 888,695 907,354 Lehigh canal, tons 1,114,626 .LOttO, 544 1,246,418 DeL ? Hnd. canal, tone. 497,105 *194,327 440,944 Pennsyl'a Coal Co., tons. 426,164 612,659 496,648 P. Grove k Little Sen. tons 389,642 469,955 536,646 Reading Railroad, tons.. 1, *>50, 912 1,582,248 1,987,954 It appears by thia that the transportation of coal by the canals named in the above table has about reached ita maximum. Tbe Increase on the Reading Railroad in 1864 over 1863, was more than three times greater than tbe aggregate increase In all tbe canals engaged in the anthrasite coal business. If tbe whole increase of coal demanded for the year 1866? to to pass over the Reading Railroad, as by necessity it most, the company will assuredly re. quire an augmsntation of their foroes suf ficient to transport seventy thousands tons per week before the month of August. The coal tonnage over the Reading Railroad for tbe week ending Thursday, March 16, was 41,456 tons. This is the largest tonnage ever known in March of any year. It will be seen from this statement that the result of the business of tbe road ranges far ahead of the calculations of ita friends. The statistics of the ooal trade exhibit the fact that, for the last twen ty j ears there has been a progressive increase of sixteen and a half per cent on the supply of each preceding year. In assuming, therefore, that the business of the Reading Railroad for the present year to to be in accordance with thia eatabliahed ratio, aad that there will be an increase over the previous year of at least sixteen per oent, we do but assert a fact which is now settled beyond con trover iy. The official returns of the trade for the first quarter of the current financial year fully sustains our estimate. Nor are these the only considerations which should influence the minda of persons aeek log Investments for their funds. If the charter of the company were struck out of existence to mor row, iU real eatate would bring whore than Its whole property, of every description, originally coat. The coal tonnage tranapoited over the Reading Railroad for the last three dayaof last week, com pared with that for tbe same time last year, was as t0lkMr,:'- 1864. 185.. Thursday, March 15.. tone 6,491 19 7,187 10 Friday, March 16, " 4,6.'l0 03 V'.'iti 14 Saturday, March 17 " 4,646 14 6,077 16 Total ia three days 16,768 16 18,49-1 00 The increase in toe three days this year baa been 2,723 04 tona, but this doea not show the actual state of the case. Last year the Railroad Company received for transporting the 16,708 10 tona, $26,705 60; while thia year It receivea for transport log 18,492 tona, $36,984. This to owing to the addi tional charge for transportation. L*at year at this time it was $1 70 per Un; now it ia $2 per ton. It therefore appeara that on an increase of about eighteen per cent in quantity of coal transported, there baa bten an increase of about forty per cent In tbe receipts. We see no reason why this rate should not he continued through tbe season. Tnese facta muat ultimately attract, the attention of capi talists. and create a steady denand for the stock tor permanent investment. Tbe returns already re reived are sufficient to convince the mist sceptical that there ia not another public work on this conti nent capable of being made ao productive, and pa> log i-nch enoomoua dividends, as tbe Reading Railroad, from this time out. Ten per cent semi annually to already a fixed fact If tiwre are aey holder* of stock who deal re to mil in the fa* of these evidences of value, tbe quicker tney do so tbe better, aad the sooner tbe stock will settle down into permanent resting places. !t la tbe opin-on of those best acquainted with the company's affairs, that in h?s t ban sixty dajs the svek will be, with one exception, the highest railroad stock inthii market. It will loon put and range flu ahead a the New York Central. The exception alluded U is the Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati, no* telling at lOtii per oent, and wa should not be sur prised to aee, in leas than six months, the Reading ahead of that. When it ia too lata, aor re marks about this road will be recollected From information collected by the Echo AgrictU, it would appear that for some time past there have bees sold weekly at Rhelms, in France, about 20.0GC lbs. of American salt pork. The municipal anthori ties hare given all the encouragement which thej could to the direct sale of this article of coasump tk>n. From the correspondence of the tune journal . from different points of the Pas dn Calais, da la ngomme and de l'Aisne, it teems that the use o( these meats is becoming general, owing to the low price at whlc^^ej can be sold, compiratively, to that which th^ork butchers of theae different lo calities demand for home raised meat. Large quan tities of the same article have been forwarded to Paris bj Havre house*, and sold at rates considera bly lower than French pork. The house of Parens, in Havre, quotes shoulders of smoked Pt ench perk at 110 fr. the 100 kilogrammes. To this price mupt be added freight and commission, 6 it. 50; octnoi duty in Paris, 22 fr. 60; total, 139 fr. the 100 kilo grammes, or 70 centimes the half kilogramme. These an the prioes which the article costs the wholesale purchaser, who sells them to the retailer at one franc at least the kilogramme, and even at this price finds it diffisnlt to get rid of them. 1000 Inrt .State 6's.. 2000 do 6000 ?a ? 86 Stock Eiclunge. Tcwdav, Marsh 20. 1866. $1000 IlUnlmpStk '47 95 200 Cum CI Co c 34* 100 do 34* 360 do s60 34* 100 do blO 34 X 400 do b60 36 200 do a 34* do a20 34* J do 1)30 34*" do blO 34* 82 N Y Central RR.. 94 60 do *00 93* do blO 86 86* 16000 do 6000 Virginia 6 'a. b3 07 2000 do 11000 MtoaouriO's.bS 96 6000 do blO 95 3000 do. 5000 Louisiana 6'a . . 9fi* 400 200 200 96 93 6000 do a 00 92* 370 do.... 1000 Cal 7 'a 70..... 91 270 III Central BR... 2000 do b30 91* 99 1000 N Carolina 6'a. 2000 Kentucky 6'a.. 103 10000 Erie Con bda'71 83 2000 do blO 83 1000 Erie Con bua't>2 90 6000 Erie B<ih of '83 94* 100 6000 Erie Bds of '75 87* 200 6000 Hd R 3d MBbfiO 78 126 6000 lUCenRRBdx. 93* 98* 99 6000 6000 2000 7000 6000 10600 do. ..b30 do ... 83 88 82?.' 30 do.. 300 Erie RR a3 47* 50 do blO 47* 100 do *60 47* 6t0 do b3 47* do ?3 47* do b5 47* do 47* do o 47* do b60 48 do >30 47* do 47* do 82* 200 Harlem RR 33 do... blO 82* 600 do b?0 33* do . . . b30 82* 2C0 do bOO 33* do 82>? 16 do 32* 7000 N Y Cen RR Be 91* 10O do b30 33 86C0 N Y Can 7'h. .. 101* 100 Reading RR 86*. mvia a,< vin inii/ inn j. gj" ? 6000 5000 2600 do 101* 1000 Chi &RV 1 RBs 94 8 rth? Bk of Repub. 118 60 8t MicboiuH Bk. . 90 10 Com'nweolth Bk. 98 26 Morris Canal .... 15 lOHome Ini Co.... 96 100 do. . ,b30 101* do 101* 100 700 430 1050 100 200 200 900 500 Canton Co... b60 28* 100 50 1(0 60 200 100 60 50 100 do do , do 84* do 84 do 84* do 84* do blO 84* do b?0 85 b60....b60 85* do , do. do 28* 360 28* 40 Hud Riv RK do bOO 27* do 28 do bOO 28* 160 28 * .bo 28* do do ... . do b30 28* 100 Flor & Key Co . . 4* 660 Nic Tran Co. . . *3 15* 100 do b30 16* 100 do s30 16* 160 do b3 16 100 do slO 16 120 Penn ("osl Co 84* 84* 40 ?0* 40* 40* 40* 60 107* do b?0 108 BBOOKV $5000 Cal 7 's '70. .bWi 92 4000 KrieConBds '62 90* 6000ErieBds of '75a3 87 * 4000 Erie 2dMtgeBds 102', 2000 HudR 3d M ltds 77 12000 IU C?n RR lids. 82* 7000 do 83 3000 do .... b3 83 6000 N J Cen lid*... 96 50 aba At'cBkBk'lyn 126 70 Clave k lol Kh. . 80?fi 60 Nic Transit Co.. 16!{ 60 do b30 16* 100 do lb'.; 200 Canton Co 28* 200 do bM) 28 l{ 100 do 28 200 do b30 28 J j 300 Cumb Coal Co. . . 34* 800 do blO 34* do. 60 do. 210 do. do w; 100 do b30 41 40 Mich Cen RR.... 80 6 Mich Bout'n RR. 89* 18 Cleve, C &' ?in R. 106* 96 Gal ti Chic 'go RR 92 80 do 92 10 do 92* 250 Cleve & Tol RR. . 81 20 do 81 38 do 80* BO AltB. 100 aha Cum< io?.vin 27 N Y Cen RR 13 do 300 Harlem RR. . . b3 200 do bOO 100 Erie RR. Mb 300 do 260 do b3 100 do b30 22 Reading UK 200 do 200 do. , . . . . b-'tO 100 do b?0 66 do 60 Hudsdh RR. 100 do b30 100 do blO 100 do blO 100 do b60 100IU Cen RR. u 93* 32* 33* ?* 48* 4?* 48* 84* M* 86 85* 85 41* 42 S* 42* 98 CITY TRADE REPORT. Tumiiay, March 20?8 P. M. A/?iikh. ? ' The sales embraced about 20 a 30 bbls., with out change in prices. BRitAwmm-a.? J'lour? State common brands wen dull. The sales embraced about 6,000 bbls., Included in which were inferior to common State, at $8 75 a $9 iT\ do. favorite and fancy do. at $9 a 9 76. Western brands were unchanged, with moderate sales at $9 26 a $9 76 for common to good Michigan, Ohio, fee. Canadian was lees active, with sales ol about 600 bbls , a*. $9 26 it $10 60, and $10 62? tue latter for extra quality. The sales of Southern were to a fair extent, at $9 a $9 76 for interior and common brands, and $9 81 a $11 far extra brands. Rye Flour ? Sales ol about 170 bbls. were made, at $6 26 a $6 50 for common, and at $7 a $7 76 for su Erflne. Corn meal was plenty and doll, at $4 18 a $4 2T? r Jersey, and $4 for Brandywine. Wheat? The market was Arm. The Halts embractd 6,400 bushels common to good Southern white, at $2 30 a $2 38. Cora? The market was firmer, with sales of about 25,000 a 28,000 bushels. chittly Southern wnite, at 97e. a 08c., aad a lot ?f Northern yellow sold at 98c. Rarley ? Hales of 1,200 bushels two rowed were made at $1 36, and 700 da. barley malt, at $1 35. Rye was steady, with aalea of 1,000 bushels Jersey, at $1 30. delivered. Oats were Inactive, at 52c. a 67c. for Soathara and Jersey, and 62c. a 67c. for fetate and Western. CorraL ? The market wss tirm, and the sa'ee Included about 1,300 bags of IMo, part of which was prima, aad brought 11 ',c. Cotton. ? The market continued firm, with Hales of about 6,000 bales, clo-ui ( at an advanca of *c. per lb. since the rcceipt of the Africa's news. F'RiKum- ? Rates wen- slack. Shippers were waiting later foreign news. About 1,200 bales or cotton were taken for Uverpool, mostly compressed, at 6 a 2d., and 100,000 bushels of corn, In bulk, at 3>,d. To london, a few barrels gum wete taken at 4a. 64. To Havre, about 1,260 bales of cotton were engaged at Ua. per lb. Ashes and rice were unaltered. Rum waa 2>je p*r giUon. To Bremen, 100 baits of cotton were taken at *e.; 100 tons logwood, at 26s. ; 80 bbls. ashea, at 20s . an I 70 tiarcaa honey, at 2>*c. per gallon. To California rates were easier, there having het-n some mora veesels put on. Wa quote measurement goods at 30c. a 36c. per foot. The clipper sbip ('o ur de Lion was advanced in loading at 36c., and expects to sail about the 3d of April. PaciT. ? Sales embraced 200 boxes dry 0un~h raieeae at $2 40 a $6, hall hoxea do. at 60c., and 200 da layers at $2 70. Hat.? The market was quiet at 86c. Homit.? Sales of about 00 tierces were made at 66 a 66c. per lb. L?ai> was Arm, and Spanish was held at 6*c., which was above the views of buyers. Mol/.hsis. ? .New Orleans piime waa firm; 'alee of 300 a 400 bbls. were made at 26 a 27c , and 100 bhda. Porto Rico at 30c. Naval Stork*.? Spirits turpentine acid :n lots at about 45 a 46c., and small parcela rosin at $1 65 a $1 70 fee 310 lbs , delivered raw turpeatine was at $3 60. Oils. ? Liatoed, in large lots, was easier, with sale* at 79 a 81c.; crude wbale was steady and in good demand: crude (Term waa held at $1 80; wlnterd manufactured waa at $2 a $2 10. lHovisioaa.? Pork waa without material change. The aale* embraced abvut 71*) a MK> bbls. including old aaea, at $14 26; new do . at$15 75 a $16, and $14 12a$14 l'? for new prine, and $14 76 a $16 for Western and city prime mess; 5o bbls thin mees sold at $16. Cot meat) were steady. (0 lihds. shoulders sold at 0*e.L aad 250 boxes short middles, bscon, at 8*e. city; 2<*> do. West ern, at 8c., and H>0 do. long, at 8>^c.,250 packages shoulders snd hsms were sold at e*c a 7c. for tba for mer, snd 8*4'e a 9c. for the latter. I*rd waa lose Ann. 1 he sales embraced about 300 bbls. , at 9*c. a 9,T?c., the latter Agure lor prime. Rim ? Sales ol 21 0 casks were made at 4 ^e. a 5 l4c. Rr*i. Estst*. ? Store anl lot 112 Pearl street, 23x70, $26 400, house and lot's West Twenty Bret street, 23 by 92, $11, COO; house and lot 9* West Twenty-first street, 23x92, $9,8* 6 3 lute on 128th stroet, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, each 26x99, $386 each, $1,166; 3 lots oa Sixth avenue, near 131st street, each 110x36, $826 each. $975; 1 do on 130th street, aear Third ave nue, 26x99, $650. 1 do., adjoining, 25x99, $ iMk, 4 do., do., each 26x?9, ?; 40 each, $lrM0; 9 lota and gorea oa 131at street, aear fourth avenue. $620 each, 64,6X0; 0 lots on Mxth avenue, betweea 13l*t aad 132d stsests, each 26x110, ?>*0 eacb, $1,980; 6 do. oa 132d stroet, aesr Fifth avenue, each 2?x99, $2H4 each, $1, WO 1 do. corner 131st etr.-et sno Seveatli avenue, 24x100, $.110. a do., adjoining, esch 24*101', $260 each, $1,500; 1 do , do , corner 18Sd stieet, V4xl(?0, $310; 6 do. on rear on l: 2d street, ee< h 25x100. $236 eacb. $1,410. 9 do. oo rear on 131st street, eacb 26x100, $240 ea<*b, $1,440, 1 do. coras r 134th street aad Sixth aveaaa. 24x110, $390 2 do. on rear on 134ih street, each 26x9^, $.90 eaah. ?680 2 do. on rsar un l.'.6th street, each 25*100, $ UV> each, $670; 1 to. onSixlh aveaae, aear 13.Hh street, 25 by l6o, $?oo. 2 lots with balhliags, i57i36fl aaveath avenue, $9,000 1 do. corner Ktatb avease and fhlrty ninth street. 24xH'0. $'< 426. house and l it 36 Sullivan street, $$>$$, $.'i,1$$. da. d?,. adloiaiaf, 20v 90, $8,900. srwae ? Sate* ol 6,0ii0 mats ef cassia were made at ?h?., since held at 4?c. Srnsa? The market i-oatiaued active, at fa'l prices f?r good to prme quality. The salee emhescml from 1,000 a 1,2M hhds , included la which were 300 a .100 hhde. Cuba ntmenva^o at 4^c. a *c. , aad the remaia der New Orleans, st 4 H a 6>{e. 1 s uo w? TK? ssssket was aaU aad aom.nai Wwivxrv? The selee embmead about ""OO hb s , at sic. . aad i all Iri at at*.

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