Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 21, 1855, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 21, 1855 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. JiMEl GORDON BENSETT, PROPRIETOR AM) EDTTOK imn n. w. corner of kasrau awb fttlton bts. Vvlnnc XX No. 70 AMUSEMENTS TU1S EVENING. ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Fourteenth street ? Lickii th Ititu. MCACWAV THEATRE, Broadway? Dthsi.lo ? a Lady ill UlJITLUAII. BOWERY THEATRE, Bowery? Octavia Ohacjldi Wool Miiai- VtLLAct. ?URTON'S THEATRE, Chtnttn street? Inviscisi.ce ~ Wardiiuiiu MiNsmai. -Sn-rriRa. WALLACE'S THEATRE, Broadway? Th? Tow* ai?d Idimrit- TaACHift Iauokt AMERICAN MUSEUM? Afternoon? Money. EveniOK? ?U) bkititv. WOOD'S) MINSTREI S. Me;hanics' H *11-471 Broadway. ?OCR-LET'S OPERA HOUSE, 53# Broadway? Bi'0? i?v-e SrHKrii.i VrittL A Taovra. rSRHAV'S BURLESQUE OPERA HOUSE, W3 Broad ngr-Ctmirun ruiOKMAXCLi. EMPIRE HALL, S96 Broadway? Panorama or Eurofb. Ira York, WwlmmUy, Much iil, 1833. ClrmlMon of the New York Herald for the Week ending March 17. Monday, March 12 67,320 Toeeday, ?? 13 67,120 Weds today, ?' 14 59,040 *?ori*iay. " 16 62,120 Friday, " lfl 69,040 Saturday, " 17 64,900 Average per day 69,300 Being a larger circulation than that of any other dally' paper published In the world. Notice to Advertisers. Our patron* will pleaae bear in mind, that in order to enable us to have oar edition printed and distributed in proper season is tho morning, it is necessary that ad. vertieemente should be handed in at ai early an hour on tfce day previous as posmble, and especially before sine a 'clock in the evening. Malls for Enrapc. n NEW TORE HERALD? EDITION FOR lUROPE. The United States mail steamship Nathalie, Captain Berry, will leave this port to- day at twelve o'clock, for ?Liverpool. The European mails will close in this oity at half past ten o'clock this morning. The Bnuu> (printed in English and French) will he published at ten o'clock in the morning. Single copies in wrappers, siipence. Subscriptions and advertisements for any edition of lbs Ntw Tons Hrralp will be received at the following plaee* in Rurepe ? kmrooL..John Hunter, No. 1 Paradise street. bOKDjs Edwards, Sandford & Co.. No. 17 CornhlU ** Wm Thomas & Co., No. 19 Catharine street. Famu Livingston, Wells & Co., 8 Place de la Bourse The contents of the European edition of the Holald will embrace the newe received by mail and telegraph at Ike eMce during the previous week, and to the hour of publication. The Henv. The news from Albany is highly in /Creating, yesterday Got. Ckurk transmitted to the Legisla ture aipeoial message having reference to the -financial condition and securities ol' the State. The ?asal tells have fallen off over half a million of dol lars, and the Governor recommends the ra imposi tion of tolls on railroads to nuke good the deli ciency. The Canal Board yesterday selected the hanks in which the canal revenues are to be depo sited. The Auditor of the Canal Department has addressed a communication to the Board, urging the adoption of measures to secure to forwarders banking facilities with the depositors of the canal tells. These documents are given at length on the first page, and are likely to create a sensatioi in the financial world. The temperance bill was de bated in the Set ate on Monday evening; the search and seizure clauses were retained by the casting vote of the Chairman Some amendments, re. epectlng the jurisdiction of the courts, have been agreed to, and we should not be surprised if the bill passed into a law during the present week. The proceedings in the Assembly were unim portant. Our readers may recollect the curious fact which we published several weeks ago, ef the seizure in the pert of Bt. Domingo of several packages of coun terfeit S5 bills, which were executed in New York and forwarded there in barrels of ling, for the pur pose of being circulated in that republic. Had not the fraud been detected, it would have led to very serious results in that community. One of the cul prits has been brought to trial in San Domingo, and through evidence supplied by our police authorities here, has been convicted, and sentenced to hard labor for life, in cbaiu. We furnish a letter upon the subject from our correspondent, with the tnos latiou of an artiele from the Government GazttU ?f that city, together with documentary evidence implicating the parties, all of which rill be ef inter est to many of our readers. In another column of to-day's paper we publish sane additional news from Mexico, giving the go vernment aocotwt of the recent alleged vi:tory of Santa Anna over a strong body of insurgent troops, tiaata Anna, it is said, is in iguala, near which place tbe fight is supposed to have taken plaoe. It is fur. tfcer stated that Moreno, who recently deserted to Alvares, the commander of the insurgents, was eapte-ed, aad will be executed. Though we can ?si veoch for the truth of this news, it will yet be toond interesting and wwrth reading. There has been a local election in Virginia sinoe the Enow Nothings nominated their Gubernatorial ticket It was held in Fredericksburg. The whole Know Nothing ticket was electel? the Mayor by sue hundred and sixty-five majority. This is con sldered the first shot in the spring campaign. The Illinois tailed yesterday for Aspinwall, with the mails for California. The number of mail bag* dispatzhed by the I. from our city Post Offl e was two huadred and ninetysix. Leas than ten years ago California was a wilderness. Cotton continue! active and firm yesterday, and the sales reached about 6,000 hales, the market elosix g at Je. advance since the arrival or the Africa's aews. The sties on Mondsy reached about 6,000 hales, making the sales for the two days about 12,000 bales, which, with tbe 10,000 made last week, gives an aggregate of about 22,000 bales sold since the repotud. death of the Czar reached our shores. Should the report be confirmed, the article will reach still higher prices. Flour was without ma terial change in prices, and somewhat leas active. Southern common to good white wheat sold at $2 30 a 12 38. Corn was in light supply and firm. Rio coffee sold at UJc. for good to prime. Caasia mid freely at 38c., and was afterwards held at 40c Sugar was active, with sales of abaut 1,000 a 1,100 hhds. at full pricee for all good to prime lota. There was a rumor current in Boston on Moad?y, that the rteamship Canada, which left that port on Hetdrday with a million of dollar* on board, had been captured by a Russian frigate. Tbe credulous citizens were thrown into a tremendous excitement in consequence, but their fears were allayed on tbe *ewe evening by an announc intent by telegraph that the Canada had arrived safe at Halifax. Capt. Sherman, of tbe bark Kate Lincoln, ar rived yesterday from Bonaire and Cnraooa, report* salt very scarce at both those plaoea. We call tbe particular attention of the (Jnarantine effi sills to the reports of the prevalence of yellow fever at certain poita in the West Indies. We trust the Officer will thoroughly examine all van. sets arriving from places known to be or suspected ?f being Infected. The schooner Klavilla, arrived at Philadelphia, from Portau Prince 12th Inst., reports that the hark Geo. D. Smoose, broad for this port, hsd lest three ma by harbor fever; the brig Htar, ef Boston, had !ost two men by yellow fever sod Mack vomit; and tbe schooner Empire Bprtag k*t one mm and had another siek. Tbe brig Rrie, froD :b? rvse prrt rrprt* ?*r%} the ?tni?| nj*n?r of the sloop- of- ww Falmouth bad died of yellow fever. ("apt. Johnson ud two of the on* of the ichctmtr D. C. Brooks, for this port, had alio died 0f the same di?ea?e. An arrival at this port from Porto Cabello report* the fever very bad there. The frigate Columbia, of the Home squadron, recently arrived at Norfolk fircm the West Indies, had fifty cases of yellow ffver on board. James Irvin, implicated as a:csvsory before the fact in the murJer of Bill Poole, was brought bofore Judge Morris jetterday, on habeas corpus. Argu ment wa e beard for and against his being admitted to ball, and tlie Judge will give his decision in the matter this morning. A report of the proceedings befo.-e the Court may be found elsewhere. The Board of Ten Governors met yesterday, but the businesi transacted was of a routine character rtertjy. There were ?,804 persons in the public in stitutions under the oonirol of the Almshouse De partment on the 17th Inst.? a slight decrease an the previous week. Patrick Hearn and Joseph Hall were each yester day bound over in one thousand dollars bonds to answer charges of keeping gambling bouses. The Mayor hsn determined to Hproot all the hells in the oity, great and small. Tie anniversary of the Ladies' Union Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, instituted for the relief of aged and Inline members of that body wai held in the church In Mulberry street last even ing, and was well attended. Rev. Mr. Hagaoy, paster, took the chair, and eloquent addresses in support of the charity were made by Bev. Drs. Bs. thuae,Durbin and Foster. The ladies contemplate building a large asylum on the plan of that in Ho ratio street, near Carmansvllle, and about $1,000 was subscribed in order to lay a basis for the under taking. The steamer Oregon succeeded in forcing her way through the lc? in the North river on Monday night, and reached Albany yesterday morning? the first trip this spring. In tbe course of a week the river will no doubt be in fine navigable oondltioo. Owr Spanish EtUUoni- An Extra Session? The Last Hope of the Administration. The moat interesting problem of the day is the settlement of our complicated and embar rassing relations with Spain. Instead of any approaches having been made by the Spanish government to this end, in the liquidation of a long s-chcdule of outrages against our citizens and our commerce, new provocations have been recently added to the list, of the most fla grant character. Not even among the insults to the American flag committed by England, which resulted in the war of 1812. can there be found a clearer case of extreme offence than the recent Spanish outrage against the steamer El Dorado. We are admonished that the ad ministration so understands it, from the noisy blustering and bravado of the Cabinet organs; but we have bad enough of such verbiage, in all conscience, and we plead for action ? action. We call upon the administration, in behalf of the people and the country, to make a virue of necessity, and to " screw its courage up to the sticking point" of action, and do some thing at a venture. The Soule negotiations are a matter of his tory. It is now of little consequence whether his mission failed from the treachery of Pierce or Maicy, or both, or from his own impru dences. The material correspondence against the administration has been suppressed, while that which beare most strongly against Mr. Sould has been laid be fore the world. Yet, as this is more a personal affair of the ex-Minister than ours> we have, perhaps, no right to complain. Mr. Soul? may lack the courage, the facts, or the capacity to make good his defence against the President and his Premier ; but the conse quences are among themselves. If the high, toned son of Southern chivalry is content to let his name go down to posterity coupled with he Cabinet verdict, that in Spain he proved himself incompetent for and faithless to his trust, he is probably resigned to bear It; and there we leave him. Various reports of the policy which Mr. Dodge, our new Minister to Spain, is to pursue at Madrid, have been put afloat. Among the more plausible ot these rumora, we have been informed that he is to fall back upon the pallia tive of a reciprocity treaty with the West In dia colonies of Spain, similar to that juBt pro claimed by the President to be in force between our country and the British Canadian and Northeastern provinces. But this expedient would avail nothing, if adopted. It would not touch the root of the evil. Nor is there the least piobability that Spain would listen to overtures for a compromise which would in volve the confiscation of her tariff revenues derived from the island of Cuba. She will, while she refuses to sell us the island, refuse aluo to cacrifioe the profits ol the irland gathered from our commerce. Con ciliation in any shape, has become distasteful to Spain; but the concession of free trade (?he would, doubtless, look upon as an insult to her digBity second only to the immeasurable atrocity of proponing to take her favorite colony under our protection. But wiihin these last few days, we have liecn apprised that a bolder and more cmphatic polk-y than reciprocity has been broached in the Cabinet councils of the White House. It is | a policy, too. which only requires a little nerve and a little backbone on the part of Mr. Pierce to reduce it to a speedy and satisfactory solu tion. at home and abroad. It has been urged upon him by influential members of Congress, again and again, and is nothing more nor less than the simple but emphatic policy of General j Jackson touching those French indemnities of twenty-five millions of francs. To reduce this policy to practice in reference to Spain, it proposes the call of an extra ses sion of Congress within sixty or ninety days ? but sixty would suffice to fill the vacancies yet to be filled in the new Congress from the Southern States. Congress, then, being thus called together, the next thing would be a mes sage from the President, detailing our unset tled differences with Spain, the faint hopes left ns of any pacific adjustment, and the manifest requisitions for prompt and decisive ac tion. Upon this preamble, strongly laid down, this new line of policy would far ther require the President to follow up the precedent ot Old Hickory, and to ask of Congrtss authority to make reprisals upon Spanish prop?rty, on land or sea. as the last remaining expedient of indemnification. Of course, a decisive step like this would involve the repeal or *uspcnrion of our neutrality stipulations with Spain, and would practically be tantamount to a declaration of war. Peace, however, might be still maintained? nay, more, it might be firmly established? by bringing Spain to satisfactory Wins, which, we appre bend, England and France. In snob an exigen cy, would *>on find it their interest to dictate to their prctegf. Such is the policy wbioh, we understand, has most recently been occupying the Cuban de J; Mrat Ices our CtWnft, I' upon them by such Senators as Slidell, of Louisiana; Douglas, of Diinois; Clay, of Alaba ma; Mallory, of Florid*., and others. It is said to be t-ustained by al) the members of the Ca binet, North and South, except Marcy and Guthrie. It is, in fact, the identical policy suggested in the recent re-union resolutions of Tammany Ball, and is the only living alterna tive at this eleven tfc hoar, for the redemption of , the administration and the re- organization, en masse, of the routed and scattered democratic party. The great impediment to the adoption of this saving line of action lies, unfortunately, in the want of decision, the lack of courage, and the trembling imbecility of Xr. Pierce. Shifting from war to peace, from action to resignation, from Jeff. Davis to Marcy, and from reprisals to reciprocity, Mr. Pierce lacks the nerve and the conrage, thus far, to toe the mark and stand firm. He remembers the dis astrous failure of Van Buren's extra session; but forgets the totally different circumstances of the oase. The crowning result of Van Buren's financial system was his inevitable overthrow ; and nothing oould have prevented his administration, his Congress and his party from falling together, extra or no extra session. Mr. Fierce has already passed this extreme ordeal. His administration is condemned? his Congress is superseded ? his party is broken up. The Congress which an extra session would call together would be largely an opposition Congress? the extreme measures which he would recommend as suggestive, would throw the responsibility of their rejection upon the opposition. We venture, however, to say that the call of an extra session would result in euch elections to fill np this new Congress from the South, and in such a general echo of ap proval from the whole American people, as would secure the triumphant adoption of this bold and emphatic policy of reprisals for the settlement of this Cuban imbroglio. And be it understood that a decree for repri sals would not imply a filibustering seizure of Cuba, nor involve necessarily the for cible occupation of the island. That con tingency may be left to depend npon the conduct of England and France. Should they presumptuously interfere to prescribe their law of "the balance of power," in this extremi ty, they must abide by the consequences. A declaration that we have no design to a forci ble appropriation of Cuba, but that we can no longer permit the impudent interference of French and British fleets in the settlement of our affairs with Spain, would be a sufficient warning and justification on our part, in view of any subsequent contingencies. Let the policy of reprisals embrace the Monroe doc trine, and we may vindicate o\ir cause against the world. Let our administration, with an eye to public opinion, to the necessities of its party, to its own necessities, and the urgency of the oase for action, deliberate upon this simple policy of an extra session of Congress, a clear exposition of our grievances, and a demand for the Jack sonian policy of reprisals, and they will be amply sustained. Let our weak-headed Presi dent think upon it, not forgetting that it is the eleventh hour of the day, and that nothing has been done. Call upon the country to come to the rescue upon the Cuba question, and this general uprising against the feeble Mr. Pieroe and the poor old Pope of Rome, will change to a "right about face" against the dictatorial assumptions in the Gulf of Mexico of England and France. The bones of Gen. Jackson, in this view of a call for an extra session, if re solved upon, would Btir in their coffin. Oh ! that Old Hickory were now alive ! Theatrical CBincisif? Fry upon Forrest. ? One of the Frys, who is theatrical critic to a morning journal, after a long historical sketch of the character of Hamlet, gives the following opinion of the acting of Forrest in that charac ter on Monday evening: ? Such vu not the Hamlet which Mr. Edwin Forrest pro duced to a crowded, discriminating. and, consequently, cold audience, at the Broadway, on last nig tit. Instead of a dreamy youth, ever wandering on the gloomy ihore of auicide, and full of a strange, melancholy conscious ness of hli inability to make a thing of life out of hi* world oi ideal and dream*, we found a broad shouldered, athletic, middle aged man, knit in coarse rigor, who leenxd to writhe most uncomfortably under the load of nweet fancies aud dreamy, philosophic thoughts whieh thronged upon him. Instead of, in the scene with his lather's ghost, the ideal of the a ad highly in tellectual youth, stung in hia tenderest affection*, and driven to i-eek righteous revenge for an unholy deed, we haTe the coaraerage of a ruflian told of a rival bully's murder ot some butchery of one of his gang, and thirst ing to glut his lury. The Hamlet of Mr. Korrest's crea tion possesses all those qualities which would have ga thered honor in Stanwiz Hall, and when be entered in the graveyard scene we could not help feeling that he looked eminently fitted to figure as chief mourner at a lata iuneral pageant in our city. There are many in our country, whose time and tast* enabling tliem to cultivate fancy, post***, perhaps, a higher and keener tense of the beautiful than in to be found in any other land. There are alto noma, perln p? even many, whose coarser liabits and pursuit" may lead them to prefer violent phyalcal feat* of voice and attitude to Cure and beautiful conoaption. To the taate* of these itter, the animal atrenglh and coarse passion of Mr. > orient may pander, but aurely they would find a fitter field in such characters as Jack Cade, than in the creamy, melancholy Prince of Denmark. When his fea tures ahould have been In repose, the agonies of the last Tattle atill distorted them. It lien they should have keen agitated, the agonv of a preparation for repose Rtrugftle* through the efTort. In the love rupture with Ophelia, when for a moment the memory of hi* lost love steals softly upon Hamlet, Mr Forrest took leave with the maudlin i entimeatality of ('apt Coatigan patting with " mce ' daughter; and in the celebrated acene of the play before the King, he had far more the air of some huge |ip*y, watching with roguuli glance an opportu nity to rob the ben rooat, than a highly lntelleatual an* lyrar of nature trying to descry on the human counte nance the evidence of It* guilt. In melodramatic parts, Mr. Forrest's great physical power and coarse vigor may win for him success; but when he attempts to defile the fsirest creation*, the beauteous temple of ShaUaparean genius, we call out with hia father's ghost Merrier mnit foul, aa In the beat it I* ; llut this most font, atran*?. and unnatural. If Mr. Manager Fry was able to get a jnry of sensible substantial citizens to mulct an editor ten thousand dollars by way of punishment fir showing that he was a bad opera manager, how much, by the same rule of arithmetic, should Mr. Critic Fry be punished for averting and proving that Forrest is a bad Hamlet? The management of Fry and the acting of Forrest are the stock in trade of each: and one case fur nishes as good a ground for a libel suit as the other. Othtek IIoche M ducal Criticism. ? Signor Longo-Sbanko, ( Anglice Loognhanks) one of the oyster bouse musical critics of a morning paper, speaks of Madame Stcffenone in severe terms, thus: ? "Time has made sad work with her voicc " disregards self denial " ? " her sing ing a bewildered shriek so much faUe in tonation. Of Brignoli, thus: ? "like Mario without his beautiful voice''? "almost a?< awk- 1 ward as Mario "?"a feeble imitation of Mario." i This is the same critic who treated Truffi and Denedetti to a like dith of oysters during the tamous Fry management, and which broke up that affair in a general row. These Italian Operas, and all connected, are droll concerns ? very droll concerns. Th* Depth or Despair. ? The Charlatan Mereurp has nominated Franklin Pierce for re election to the TYeddttwy. Wn?. H, Seward 1 ?<7 c.ux'gc *rt? 'J at, The Proposed Police Bill ?A meeting is to be held at the Tabernacle to night, to protest against the Seward bill which is now being forced through the Legislature, for the purpose of divesting the Major of his control over the police, and entrusting it to Commissioners. The nature of the bill has been rendered fami liar to the public bj the correspondence which has passed between the Lieutenant-Governor and the Mayor on the subject. It is, in brief, an attempt of the Hon. William H. Seward to prepare matters for his Presidential enterprise by obtaining the control of the polioe. The Commissioners will be named in the bill should it pass; and the Seward majority will of course have the choice of them. They will thus not only provide fat berths for three of their friends, but will moreover enable Mr. Seward when the time comes to use the police as politi cians have used it for the last twenty years at elections. This will be done at a total sacri fice of the efficiency of the force, and safety to life and property in New York. It is in tact impossible to exaggerate the importance of the measure to this community. From the time when the municipal offices were rendered elec tive and the Mayor divested of the power of appointing his subordinates, the police force became the favorite weapon of the agents of corruption at the elections. They sided with the rowdies; were intimate with them person ally; befriended them at need; and with their aid controlled the polls in the city. Henoe it came about in the course of a few years that New York was the worst governed city in the world ; contained more murders, more robberies, more assaults on women, more cases of arson, and less convictions than any town north of the Equator. Every man recollects the time when it wag quite common for citizens to carry arms, and when grand juries refused to indict those who shot down an assailant in the open street. These? the case of Baker winding up the list ? were the fruits of placing the police under the control of politicians, and divesting the Mayor of authority over them. For the last two or three years, sheer necessi ty has compelled a measure of reform. The po lice has made great improvement in efficiency, in honesty, in character. That the work is not yet complete the case of Baker iB there to show. But while we are hoping every day that it is progressing and that a time will come when our police will be equal to that of Boston and Philadelphia, not to speak of London and Paris, up start the Seward men in the Legislature and threaten to restore matters to their old footing, and the Lieutenant-Governor with mingled irony and impudence chuckles over the pros pect of securing fighting men for his leader at the election, and three snug sinecures for his friends. To-night the people of New York will have an opportunity of saying what they think of this. By all means let everyone who can spare time go, and speak his mind. Property, life, comfort hang on the issue. Three years of? as we believe? zealous supervision has not weeded all the Bakers out of the force, vastly as it has tended to purify it. One month of the new law ? with its necessary division of power, and consequent antagonism of depart ments ? will make the police what it was in its worst days: and the complete disorganization of the force, its prostitution to political pur poses will restore the well remembered time, when fathers and husbands trembled to escort ladies heme at night without a revolver or a knife in their belt, and the list of unpunished outrages filled the daily papers. Go to the meeting. Much Ado About Nothing? The expulsion of C. C. Leigh from the Know Nothing party. THE LATEST NEWS. BY MAGNETIC AND PRINTING TELEGRAPH!. Latest from the State Capital. LARGE DEFICIT IN THE CANAL MTKNUKS? TOLL OK RAILROAD FKBIGHT ? THI BROOKLYN ICR COM PANY, BTC., ETC. Albany, March 20, 1866. The propoiitioa made in certain quarters to Increase canal toll* on certain articles of transportation, ha* created an excitement and even alarm among the friend* of the canals hitherto unknown. The Ganal Board ha ving during a aeries of year*, pursued a policy of redu cing tolli, for the purpoae of inducing trade from Wart em State* through the channel of the Erie canal, and consequently increasing the canal revenues, received the approbation of the people of this State, in the endea vor to cheapen transportation to the lowest possible point. Now, to take an opposite direction, and increaae the tolls, whatever the plea tlieiefor, seems like retro grading in the laudable effort ao long in operation, to give the people cheap transportation from the lakes to tl?t water. The Board of Trade of Buffalo have appeared before the Canal Boaid, fortified with an unanswerable remonstrance ,-igainst any increase of toll*. They allege that the State loses Annually neatly a million of dollar*, d verted from the canal fund by re leafing toll* from railroads, and neglecting to impose on all roads competing with the canal*. The roais were built for the declared pur pose of accommodating the travelling public, and not tor the purpoae of competing with the F.rie canal for the carrying trade. To provide for the contingency of com peting with the canals, tolls were imposed upon the road*, in order that the revenue* of the State should not be impaired; but in ao evil hour the legislature re leased the roads from the payment of aucb t ills. The time lias arrivec whieh was never anticipated, when the canal revenues fail to meet the requirements of the conciliation, and tbe auditor says tbe deficiency is now nearly half a million of dollars! Now, what shall be done> Shall the forwarders, merchants, dealer* and farmers be compelled to make up that lar^e deficit, by paying additiuual canal toll*? Wtiltbe Canal Board impose such additional burthens; or will the Legislature take the matter in hand, and compel railroads competing with the canals to pay tolls into the canal fun 1 (or the transportation of produce, merchandise, &e., during canal navigation? In new ot thi* state of things, it may be well to look at the alarm ng tsj? in the Governor'* message, thi* d*y transmitted to the Legislature. The people have ; been awaiting action from the Committee of Way* and Means, in the Bouse of Assembly; tbe Governor has been anxious that some proposition should lie sekmitted to the Legislature whereby the disgrace of borrowing monev to pay interest on the canal oebt might be avoid ed. His t xcellencr has waited until near the heel of tbe session, and submitted to tbe silence of those having tbe financial aflair* of tbe State under their keeping. I'earnx an adjournment without making lueh necessa ty provision, and fearing, also, In such an event, the ni perious necessity of calling an extra session, Govern or Clark has boldly and opportunely steppe] forward and told the Legislature that it must now impose a tax on railroads. The iee bill, In nrpoiating the New York and Brooklyn Ice Company, wbicn passed tbe House no lor clrcuin stsnsetsf a peculiar character, is still In the binds of the Juriclery Committee of the Senate, mis affair has created quite id activity among the dealers and con sumers of ice. who nre sending in petitions for, and ra monsl rentes against. the pas>a?e of tbe hill. As upon | all other matters between individuals snd corporated . m< nopolies. tLere are two sides to it. Though a I 1 amount of capital is proposed to be consolidated under ! the bill, and although a large nnmber of tbe htaviest ; dealers sre combined in this measure, mill it seem* al 1 most impossible to menopolise the article, eipecially i wlen the crops shall be so abundant as they have been I during the last few winter*. In the Senate this morning, Mr. Goodwin had con sent to offer a resolution, aa follows:? Resolved, That thi* sword be received, and that in betalfof the SUte tbe thank* of tbe Senate lie pre. s<nt?d to t'el. Saline Stanley, of Genera. Ontario ooun ty, New York, lor this memento of his sblvalry an I Ca'riotism, and that it be deposited in the State 1.1 rary Mr. Goodwin said? Mr. President, tli'* sword bear* j no marks of gilded value, but ita intridsic val ue in the light of its history is most considerable This sword j was worn >r Colonel Sslma Stanley at the battle of Queens town Height*. The following is It* history in ' brlet .? "This relic wss presented to the State of New York March SO, 1MI, by Cel. ttalma Stanley, of <-en?vA, (in | terio roonty, a veteran of tbe war of 1012. lie ?oas- , mended a company of rite corps at tbe b*ttle of I a '.Si "i .audi, yc;**u n, nm, After the American army had gained the heights, and the victory, the Indian h in ambuab shot at Col. B., and thia ball itrnck hi* sword, than hanging by biaaida. He la now 70 yea re old." Mr. 6. continued? Thia little memento, Mr. Preaident, of the chivalry and noble daring of the' wearer of it la the dreadful scene, in marked by no golden tinsel? noth ing that we would price for ita commercial value, but how Invaluable? ho? intrinsically invaluable! I would, air, if the urma of the reaolution justified it, move that thia aword be placed among the proudest monuments o( the military history of the State. The noble Colonel will, 1 doubt not, be remembered, not only in our councila but in eur hearts, in a green old age, be atanda up y(t vigoroua in feeling and chivalrous heroism. All honor to Col. 8 alma Stanley. At the concluaion of the Senator'a remarks, thejreso lution waa unanimously adopted. The greater part of tbe aeaaion waa ocoupied upon 'the Church Tenure bill, mainly by Mr. Crosby in opposition. Tlie debate was broken off ly the announcement of a men- age from the Governor, in relation to the canals, for which, fee another part of thia day's Hnuu>. The House waa engaged principally on canal claim*. These attempts at open robbery of the treasury, are pro secuted to such an extent that members are beginning to awake, and enquire. TBI N0RT1I HIV KB OPEN. Albany, March 20, 1866. The steamer Oregon, from New York, arrived here at (even o'clock thia morning. She encountered heavy flelda of ice above Kingston, but worked through with out damage. From Washington. THE TOUCAN BOUNDARY RDKVKY? THE NEW REGI MENTS or THE ARMY? THE CAVALRY APPOINT MINTS. Washington, March 20, 1866. News haa juat been received from Major Emery, who states that on the Slat of January he fixed a locality for the monument which ia to mark the eastern terminus of our Mexican boundary upon the Rio Grande, and that on the 7th of February he should leave there to mark out the boundary line, after having given dlrectiona for the erection of the monument. It waa supposed that the work might be completed In about five months; but it appeara that a difficulty haa arleen, owing to the fact that the Mexican Commiaaioner waa not properly pro vided either with funda or men to achieve hla part of tbe undertaking, and oonaequently it may be from twelve to eighteen months before the work will be completed. It ia underatood that it ia not the Intention of tbe Secretary of War to place the new regiments which have been raieed immediately In the field? the contempla tion being to aend them to tbe forta and military reo detvoua, and to withdraw therefrom, for more active aervice, thoae who have hitherto been engaged in gar risen duty. Annexed an the appotntmenta to the new cavalry regimenta :? Firat Regiment of Cavalry? Captains ? Brevet Major Robt. 8. Barnett, of Virginia; Brevet Firat Lioutentant Deloa B. Sackett, of New York ; Brevet Firat Lieutenant Thomaa J. Wood, of Kentucky; Brevet Captain George B. McClelland, of Pennaytvania; Firat Lieutenante, Samuel G. Sturgia, do. ; W. De Sauaaure, of South Caro lina; Wm. D. Wilklna, of Michigan; Wm. B. Reynolds and George T. Anderson, of Georgia; John T. Coffee, of Maine. Firat Lieutenants? Second Lieutenant Wm. N. R. Be all, of Arkansas ; Second Ueutenant George Stewart, of Maryland; Second lieutenant James Mclntoiih, of Florida; Second Lieutenant Eugene A. Carr, of New York; Second Lieutenant David Bell, of Iowa; John N. l'erklns, of Alabama; Edward J. D. Dummill, of Florida; Alfred Iverson, Jr., of Georgia; Harry Love, or California; Frank When ton, of Rhode Island. Second Lieutenantx ? Second Ueutenant David 8. Stanley, of Ohio; Second Lieutenant Philip Stockton, of New Jersey; Second Lieutenant Thomaa Hlght, of Indiana; fc'econd Lieutenant Benjamin Olsten, of South Carolina; Second Lieutenant James E. B. Stuart, of Vir ginia; Peter Parkinson, Jr., of Wisconsin; William W. Kukland, of North Carolina; Eugene Crittenden, of Ken tucky; William A. B. Jones, of Iowa; H. J. Clarke, of Rhoce Island. Second Regiment of Cavalry ? Captains? Brevet Cap tain* J. N. Palmer of New York; First Lieutenants Geerge 6 tore man of New York, T. O'Hara of Kentucky, Wm. R Brad flute of Tennessee, Charles E. Travis of Texaa, Charles T. Whiting of California, Albert G. Brack et* of Indiana. Firat lieutenante ? Second Iieut. N. G. Evans, of South Carolina; Second lieut. Richard W. Johnaon. of Kentucky ; Second Lieut. J. H. McArthur, of Miasouri : Second Lieut. Charles M. Field, of Kentucky; Second lieuts. Kennear Gerrard, of Ohio; Alexander H. Crosa, of the District of Columbia: William H. Jennifer, of Mary land; William B. Roy all of Missoari, William B. Cbamblinn, ol Tennessee; Robert Nelaon Eagle, of Texaa. recond lieutenants? Second lieutenant J. T Scbaaf, of the District of Columbia; Second Lieutenant George B. Crosby, of Kentucky ; Second lieutenant Geone B. Anaerron, of North Carolina; Seeond lieutenant N . B. Sweitzer, of Pennsylvania; Second Lieutenant Wm. W. I .owe, of Iowa: Edwin R. Merri field, of Michigan; Geo. Hartwal), of Wlaconain; Joseph Minter, of Washington Territory; Charlea N. Phifer, of Mlaalsslppi ; Robert C. Wond, of l.oai?iana. Terrific Kxploelon In Coal Pita at Cheater field, Va.>, March 20, 1866. A terrific explosion occurred at the Midlothian coal pita, Chesterfield, last evening. Sixteen persons were taken out living, and eight dead, and all will probably die. It is supposed there were fifty ia the pit at the time. The explosion was caused by a blast. Know Nothing Victory In Vlrglnlsu FuDHMCKSBtJuo (Va.), March 20, 1866. At tbe city election, yesterday, for Mayor and other city officers, the Know Nothing candidates were gene rally elected. Mr. Caldwell, the Know Nothing candi date for Mayor, waa elected by 186 majority, and the entire Council ia of the order of "Sam." The Penniylvanla Legislator?. Hakrihrcrii, March 20. 1865. The Houae to-day pansed bills incorporating eleven new batiks, four of which had already paased the Senate. The Senate adopted a resolution to adjourn on the 17th of April. Whig Senatorial Nomination In Connecticut. Nkw Ha* km. March 20. 1866. Jamea J. Babcock, Esq., editor of tne Palladium , was tbis morning nominated for State Senator, for the New Haven district, by the whig convention. Prom Port an Prince. Boston, March 20, 1866. The brig Erie, ftom Port au Prince February 26, arrived here to-day. left there tbe United StaUm nloop-of-witr Falmouth, whoee Hailing master wax buried on the 17th. having died of yellow fever. Also, the schooner D. C. Rrooka, to aail for New York in a few daya. Captain Johnson and two of her crew bad died. Also, the bark Samuel Train, for New York in twenty day*, and brig W. T. Dugan, for New York in ten doys. Alxo the brig R. F. Loper, for Philadelphia. From the South. AFFAIRS IN TXXA8- MINISTER KARON, ETC. Baitimou. March 90, 1856. New Or If mix paper a of Tuesday art recti red. There in one mall itill due. Galveston date* to tbe 11th are recti red. Capt. Hen ry , of the Teian Range*, had offered the ttrvice* of himself and company to the Mexican Gortrnor of Chi huahua, to light the Indiana. Tht Mexican Boundary Commission had left Guaya mas for Colorado. The Initial point hat been agreed upon, and tht Commission win proceeding frith great unanimity. After letting tbe stone marking the initial Coint, a handfome entertainment wan given by both ommUaions. Tbe Washington Star uys that Mr. Mason had entire ly recovered his health, and will soon resume hit func tions at Minister to Frtnee. He dees not contemplate coming liomt at present. Blare Curt In Cincinnati. Qmmn, March 20, 18fiS. The Probate Court has issued an attachment against the captain of tbe steamer Kails City, who had nineteen (.laves on board his boat cn Sunday evening, at the wharf, find prevented tbe sheriff from examining the b <at until the xlavta were conveyed in a yawl to tbe Ken tucky shore. Tbe two negroes n i rested last Saturday on a writ of babens torpua were brought into court to day, when Judge htor. r informed them they were at liberty to go free, bnt they preferred to return with their matter. and were at once conveyed across tbe river without eic.te meat. Weather very cold. Thermometer only 20 degrees above mo. Yellow fever on Board the Columbia. Nobiolk. March 2M, 1V?6. Tlie United Siatss frigate Columbia, flag thip o Hit home squadron, which arrived here oa Sunday, bat fifty cases of yellow fever on board. Rejolclnga tor the Reciprocity Treaty. Oswxoo, March 20, Isbfi. The eltlrens of Osweyo are firing one buntred guns in honor of the lull a<*optiea of the reciprocity treaty. Colllalon In Hampton Roads NoRroLK, March 20, lS5r?. fhlp ( alifr rnia Picket, and a bark, name unknown, came in tolliaion last night. In Hampton Ro?d*. It ?*ta were seriously injured, and assistance hat been sent to them. The C ase of Kmma Moore KoofWTKa, March 20, lH5j. Tbe < oioner'* jury in the ca?e of baa Moore, have the loliowing ver<llet. ? The deceased rime to h?r dea'h by drowning, but whether ahe drowned herself voluntarily or otherwise the jury, from the testimony, are unable to say. Marti eta. Mkw Okllaxo March 19 1K55 The receipt of tbe Africa's news here cans*! an ad vance to the prices of cotton of 'a1*, per I on all quail ! let below (<>od middling. The eslea to-day were very large, reaching 13,000 bales. We quote mt'iillnf at 8 a per lb. Cmnwniv, Mar h 10, iHftft. The price of rotten advanced here ?tc per lb un t*r tbe iaflueace of tie Africa's new* The -al?< to ts) aaa wf gvwa amiauag ??,%. P wpw the Kuklptl Revolnttont uung uroif the oearob of gambling. Yesterday Patrick Hearn ni arrested ud brought be fore Justice Oa borne, at tha May or 'a office, by whom ha waa bald to bail In the aum of on* thousand dollars. The arreat waa made upon the following affidavit, which waa made belore the Major by Captain Turnbull, of the Eighth district poller, on tbe 26th of February last: ? City and County of New York, ia. ? Charles & Turn Loll, Captain of Police of tha highth patrol diatrict, being duly sworn, deposes and savs that the house No. 687 Broadway ia kept by Patrick Hearn. wbo ia reputed to be a gambler and the keeper of ? gambling heuae at 567 Broadway; and this deponent further cays, that baa cause to believe and does believe, that the aald house ia kept by aaid Hearn for gambling purpoeee, in violation of the act to auppreaa gambling, passed July 10, 1861, for the reason that aaid house nas several times been reported te bim by policemen under his com mand, as a place where gambling ia practised under and by direction of said Hearn. And this deponent further aaitli not. CHARLES S. TCKNBUIJ* Sworn before me, Feb. 2?, 1866. Fhwa.ndo Wood. Captain Turn bull further testified that he believed said llearn had gambling utentlla upon hi* premises. The Mayor says he is leaolved to break up gambling in this city or give up his poution. He has called for a report ot all gambling houdes in the city. ANOTHER ARREST OK A CHARGE OF GAMBLING. Joseph Hall was arretted yesterday on a charge of keeping a disorderly house at 637 Broadway, and takec before Justice Osborne, by whom he was hold to bail in the sum of one thousand dollara. The following ia the affidavit upon which the warrant for hia arrest waa issued : ? Charles S. Turnbull. captain, being duly sworn, de poses and says?' That Joseph Hull, re?sdiDg at 637 Broad way, is reported to be h gambler and the keeper of a gambling house, at 637 Broadway; and this deponent lurther say* that he has cause to huspect,' and does sus pect and believe, that said house la kept by ?aid Hall for gambling purposee, in violation of the act to suppress S ambling, paased July 10, 1861, for tho reason that aald ouse has several times been reported to him by police men under his command, as a place where gambling to practiced, under and by direction of said Hall; and further deponent saith not. Captain Turnbull made another affidavit before Jus tice Osborne, stating that Hall had on his premises va rious'gambhng apparatus, proving the illegal practice? in which be was engaged. City Intelligence. Br. Solgik'b Lxctbri.? The third of a series of lec tures on Russia and the present war was delivered last evening by Dr. Solger, before a large and respectable audience In the New Clinton Hall, istor place. The lecturer chose for his subject tlie battle* of the Alma, Balaklava and Inkermann, and the subsequent hlege or Sebastopol. The failure of the allies in taking: the town, and the fearful havoc which was made among, their troops, waa attributable, in his opinion, to the incompetency of Lord Raglan, the Inadequate number of men with which the siege was commenced, and the deficiency to the provisions made for the besiegers. He believed that If the battle of the Alma had been fol lowed by an attack upon Sebastopol, It must Inevitably have fallen Into the bands of the allies. The position of both armiea at the several battles and their move- , mtuts were illustrated by diagiams. Assault and Battery.? As two gentlemen were quietly walking on Sunday evening, about 11 o'clock, across Washington parade ground, they were met by two men who asked for some money : and, not reoeiving what tbev wanted, tbey hit one of the gentlemen with a club on the chest, knocking him immediately down, and Injuring bim severely; the other one made olf at the be ginning of the affray and escaped. Citliene can now never De sure of arriving at their homes in safety, aa policemen are rarely or ever Keen abroad. A.NonnR Victim to Eaiuo Poisonous Hams.? The Coro. ter was notified yesterday that another of the family who Crtook of the poisonous ham. In the month of January it at the late residence of Mr. Wise, to Sixth avenue, has died. Aa inquest will be held to-day by Coroner Hilton. Brooklyn City Itwi. Dzdtrfctivi Firk.? About 9 o'clock last evening, a fiiv broke out in a large wooden building to Hoy t street, be tween Livingston and Schtrmerhorn streets, ocoupied as a carpenter's shop. A large cfuantity of material was contained In the building, a great portion of which wan destroyed. The fire was extinguished before the build ing was entirely burned down. Damage about WOO. Police Intelligence. DESCENT UPON AN AI.LEQED DISORDERLY HOUSE. At 10 o'clock Monday night, Lieut. Beam, of the Six teenth ward police, agisted by n squad of men under hia command, made a descent upon the porter house of Catharine MeDermott, situated at No. 223X West Twenty-fifth street. The accused, along with four of I the Inmates, was arrested and taken to the station house. The officers urge that they called upon the ac cused* about eight o'clock on the evening of the arrest and told her to shut up the house and stop the sale of liquors; but it seems that Kate, not heeding the frieodly warning, got herself into trouble at the hour of ten. The accused was held for examination by Justloe Pearcy at the Second Diatrict Police Oourv, Jefferson Market. CHARGE OP BELLING IMMORAL PUBLICATIONS. Officer Spicer, attached to the District Atorney's office arrested Prescott F Harris, on a warrant issued from the Court of General Sessions, wherein he stands indicted for nuisance, being engaged in the publication of such sheets as the Broadway Bellt, Bmuery Boy and IPktp, which contain, it la alleged, matter very injurious to the moral* and well being of the community. The prisoner wa* locked up in the Tombs, in default of *1,000 bail. CHARGED WITH PA8SINO OOVNTEBFBIT MONET. Morris Nelson was arrested on Monday on a charge ot paaalng a counterfeit 18 biU on the Mercantile Bank of Providence, Rhode Island, on Daniel Tenbery, of US. Walker street, to payment for some goods that be had purchased at the above place. Ha is also charged with paaalng a counterfeit one dollar bill ou SamuM Frankei, of 96 Eat-ex street, in pavment for value received. The accused on being brought before the magistrate at the Tombs, denied bis guilt in very strong terms, but wa* nevertheless held to ball In the sum of $600 to answer the charge preferred against bis. 1'nlted States Circuit Cenrt JURORS FOR THI APRIL TEEM. The following is a list of the Jarora of this Court for its next term, commencing the first Monday in April? pay two dollars per day ? Joshua Lowe, E. Chauret, H. Boring. J. UoeMze, Henry I.ulgg, R. Cromwell, Jr., tJeorge Hawes, 8. W. Mara tern, H. R. Walla, P. Rows, 8. B. Lane E. F. Marshal, 0. J. Badger, T. F. Richards, S. R. Raymond, J. D. Hewlet, 1. ?. ttyma, T. Lee, R. Had ley, J. (ompton, W. Quackenbnsb, 3. C. Oreeuleaf, P. Connover, T. Creeder. J. Cotrtney, B. D. Craig, W . Swain, P. Crawley. P. A. Bogart, N. H. Powers, J. K. Bacon, J. C. Bailey, J. Rogers, James Cowi, C. Middleton, L. Rams. tell . Personal Intelligence. The Secretary of the Navy has been quite ill for ? week past. Though still confined to his bed he is reco vering, we are happy to be able to say. Hon. Augustas Geeer Dodge, of Iowa, late tJ. S. Senator and recently appointed Minister to Ppain, waa in Chicago on the 14th Inst. ARRIVALS. From Charlsstoa, in the steamship Southerner? H Apple, Capt A Minotte snd lady, Mrs Mason. J Wlnhorg, J Wale and lady, J A De M int, N C Lesier, H N Latham, Miss La tliam. Captain Geo Murris. M Doremus, A P St John, OP Townrev, A P Feaa. n Imffy snd lady, J A ?Julesaaaand lady, E Cberrill, O Planer. B Mhanbeaud. <r> Davis, 1.S llayes, II Osbora, W Middleton, James Marritad, W Cat* ting. Uarry Byer? and Bo In the steeraxe. From Savanna)., in the stramshlp Aagueta? D Oonld, M II Di asaa, Otis f'bilds, Mrs < oa#?-?hall and son, M Grace, Geo J Smith, Miss Lewer, C II Lewer, Mr Glynn W T Wil liams, John Barrett, Thome" Dosey, Keymcer lleymaa. O Dnrand, J C Hulse. CH Brown, 8 Heillnon, (I II Rnrrttt, H II Htolerbsry, Frederick Green, Albrrt W>-> I, N Hater, .1 I. Mason, M Smith. J 11 Greenwav, John Janssteiler, Win W Parker, J C Scbemerhorn ? and 00 in the sve*ra?e. At the Metropolitan Hotel? Governor Dim >nd. R I; Ilou Charles Busker, Mass; I. P Cancer, St Loo in; Judge C Ma hill, Texas; K I, Raker, CM< ago, Joseph IV patx-us, t 'antral America; ?'harl<*? Haliowsll, Philadelphia, i'oi L W Ful litrton, Teias; Captoin P S Wright. New Orleans; J A Whet-lock, Boston; D 1 Van Bnraa, U 8 N. At iht Irving House ? Rev L Carter. Cleveland, Ohio, R?e C Malcomk, Worcester: Judge Jrssnp. Montro**, Pa; Dr B llrandretb, ?in? Sins; G?*n Walbrieg*, NYort; lloa H B Not thru p. Whitehall; Wm MeDonongh. Mnn r?aJ. C W Gen <"? ran, Boston, Mass; Hon Amos Keadall Waahiartoa: Col N M Standard, t levrland. O; James P Walker, Albany I'r I tender* G Cornell. Newark. Ktvtl Intelligence. I'. 8. nhkji CoLititution waa at Porto Grande Jan. 30, to Mil immadia'aly for Porto Praya. Cap* Vard l?laod> Knai -Not to be behindhand, Knu hu la auad hit ifirini hat ? an elafaat, brilliant and * ??mf^rtaMe artirle. v?n Ionian a atrial adbtraaeoto tha diotaboa of laah ion Tit b the <rcatr?t rw fur tha waam. T.toorfrlauda tut arri?iar oa a ?latt, *i oaa roMtdantly r*< ?>minrnd tb? orticlaa ot hia maonfactura; rtaidaala iloa to ha ?.1. ri??d. thay ara tnra to *at tfcair "tilaa" of Our. *toraa aa dar tha Praaiott Ho?r>, liroadway, and at lju luitoo at. <?? nln'a Spring Sty lea of Otntltmrii'i ll?ta and <*i? ?r? now road; at 214 Broadway, uprroaite !M Panl't Chareb. ?elodrnn* _S f?. .V II W. Smith'* K, l?. laaaa, laaad tho aqnal lOBparamant, can ta in(4 (n|. k* ika nana and tdanoatnr* ol UOKACE HATlilt\ ttlBruad. ?T Tbo trado aappliad oa lb< Boat raaaonaMa >riu. Nridr fl rot lift* ? V< nita Ruing f rnm (he ???? A I alalia* for muni vaara ka< ?n in tha nriponal I ( inranca > laloon. <ern?r > [ I. roadway and p.rk i.laoa C i>i?a h? tha danurm typo, c->l?rad a.jual ?? tha ariaiaot front! ta no, for ??!* ?? VK.AT'E BltuTllKUv fit Br" way; Parla, Bonltrarda daa It., liana *p?lal B?tlr? R? Kittling KoihIi Sold atl aoft.ia.? Br particular r?ieoa', I akall horaaltar Ml! all hoadt at aa?ti<.n, ? itlmi.t rhartiar tha avrnad int?raat trblr!. la I ha aatna a. thay ara ?.ld at tha IU?r.l ?f Br?kara aad gtvaa tha paraha-ar the U'naBt n ka:m.aK ?baa ba la Uddmt fa* any I oad? aia?*ty ?kai>ri''a that i? l.uyln* thaaif.r, wlttioat jrcia ? t?ti ? ealaalati.o It , ?,toroti wniah <-t,?B|a will a* doubt M appr<*?*?.d *y tha Vara*, >a wall aa M>? aoll^r. 5h-.uu art parttao ht.varar .aoira at any ti?a U.M1 with tha r.ta.i latofrat added ta tha ^ni Mt, I akall lac m, tarn* al IIm olaaad "Artffn fj <n *<>t* AhUMUt U. >11*14 Y, Ma. ? BcM hjm,

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