Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 30, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 30, 1855 Page 2
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The QaitiMn-Cnb* Expedition. Ifl NBW 01LW1 OOKMWPOinJKNeE. Naw Otojiaks, March 20, 1846. Return ? Cadwallmdtr ? The t1e*t ? Tka ?? tatHfWHmu-n* Mote?Ouuha' # IHcUUortMp? Too, if Trtit. Ktneral Quitman returned to this city ioim three days ??o, sin co which tine be baa received innumerable visits and greeting! from warm and expectant friend*. Though kin hair and whiskers are well fronted over, yet there are Many hard campaigns within him, and he seems eager Jnr the fray. Much commotion has attended his return, and ] And that the filibusters who were wont to fre quent our places ef public reaort, and (port the ancient army cap, have either ahut themselves up, doffed the eaetgn, or hied themaelvee to the respective camps to which they are attached. In addition to the rendezvous Mar ibis city, convenient to oar Mexican Gulf Kailroad, there are other encampments more crowded, especially ?ae near Mobile. General CadwalUder, it is said, is to be second in command. Thi.< conw to me, however, in a questionable shape. I give it for what it is worth, as Generate, is a soldier, a man of nerve, talent and energy, ? ad well qualified to bead an expedition more wild and baaardous than this, should emergency arise. lb* Massachusetts has not yet entered the Mobile and ?aWesten trade. She is past due. That vessel eould, ceabtleaa, carry a short distance, with fair accommoda tion* fer a few days, fully one thousand men and all 'heir baggage, including guns and powder for a long knot, were they inclined to the bagging of game. The I'nited States and St. lAwrence have, I understand, like facilities. The Pampero, smaller than the others, could isaaapert a goodly number from port to port. The emi gration on this new line Is likely to be such as to give employment to no less a fleet tban this quartette would make up. The trade has not yet been fully opened, aa the agents await the arrival of all the venue la before making a start. Should bad pilots take this fleet to Cu ke and force tbe passengers, for want of water, to bind that "besutlfnl isle,'' it is barely possible Concha may mistake them for filibusters. In thin event it will well become the captains to tender the fleet for sale to his ?xeellency tbe Captain-tieneral, or Co in earnest that vbieb his prolific brain may suspect them of Intending. This is Tuesday. Tbe expedition, it is arranged, will aeve between this and Saturday next. Mystery, howe ver, really envelopes the design now, and it is clearly ?sea a master mind ia in our midst, controlling ita des tiny. I f hall be enabled to furnish you another letter benre the landing, 11 not before the sailing. Tbe Americans are great sympathisers with the would. Wfn?, and it is not at all improbable that South Ameri ea, Central America, or Australia, may give the "all hsul" to our filibusters nearing their shores. Concha is 4eabtleaa fully cognizant of this fact, and therefore no longer so uneasy asout the marauding Americanos. A rumor has reached us that the Cuban Ctptaio Gene ral, with a prescience of the island's destiny not loug to be averted, is about assuming the dictatorship and shak tag off tbe sbaokles of mother Spain. This would be aasusiag indeed, but rather late, if true. CHI I'd. P. 8 ? The steamship Pampero is voted slow, aud the tNa Bird takes her place in tbe line. Our Philadelphia Correspond' nee. Philadelphia, March 28, 1855. She -Veto Cabinet Rumort?Mr. Dallat Object ? to Joining the Administration ? / 'oliiict in I'hiladelphia?Mocc meats f&r Buchanan in 1'enniylaania, Ac. Your Philadelphia correspondent the other day quite aarprisod the quiet and peaceful inhabitants of this our goed Quaker City, by publishing a list of the members of the new Cabinet about to be formed in Washington. 1 can assure you, from very excellent authority, tbat year correspondent is entirely out of his reckoning when he sapposes, for a single momeot, that the Hon. Geerge M. Dallas has the slightest ide\ of accepting ofllce wader the administration of Franklin Pierce. No man who respects himself will now take a place ia Pierce's cabinet, and no man who has a nics apprecia tion of his reputation and honor will remain in it. Those already damned, need, of course, have no scruples aa to receiving a little longer the emolument* of ofllce. A year or two more spent in tbe dep artments in Wash, iagton is aa nothing compared to the everlasting degra dation tbat awaits their exit. But to suppose that such men as Dallas, Howell Cobb, ?f Georgia, and oth-r men of unsullied and substantial sepataticn, should play second parts on that stage where JehnW. Forney, Sid. Webster, Hjover, kc. per formed the part.H of heroei and first lovers, is simply iMieulnns. When Commissioners to Spain were spoken ?* as Ukely to he appointed, the names of Howell Coob aad George M. Dallas wire suggested in the public prints; bat Mr. lialias treated tt e matter at once with supreme eeatevpt, and Cobb swore be would be d ? d rather than eerve uncer Pierre. Aa to Mr. Soulr, there is no doubt but that General Pierce with his usual duplicity and cunning, ia trying to stun aad gag him at the eime time, and it may be that tbe Chevalier, as you call him, may allow himself to be taped in order thereby to )e???n h in fall- but he may as weu declare war against tbe administration at once an endeavor to patch up a peace at the price of his indi vidual honor. SonJc in the vicfim of a apeiial confidence reposed in the President of the United Slates, whom he sup posed equal to hid position, ami a nan of worth ud courage. He relied on that man against the Seere tary of State ? forgetting the law of universal gravitation, by which amtUer bodies are compelled to move round the larger ones. He thought the Secretary ?( State would be made to move round the Prsaident; but Piercs being the smaller body, was corn failed to revolve round Gov. Marsy. If Marcv ever moved reund Pitrce, It wai< simply to circumvent him. The gang of small politicians who have heretofore managed to rule our city and county by the dispensa tion of tavern license" and the good offices of prieats, an still holding with grim tenacity to the federal offices. hnndred and ninety," as the chattering monkey ?f the Cuptom Houiw is jocoae'y railed, Weatcott, the up praieer, the Yankee navy agent, (one of 'us aoldle.-s,") aad tha man who shovels dung for the I'ennsylranian, are still imagining they represent a party in Pennsyl vania, and that they have a political calling. They ?in aet form an idea ol the deteitation in which they are told by tha public, not because that detestation is not auhttely manifest*'!? God knows thename of Chas Hrowa has grown into a byword? but because they are too stu pid to raatirc the progress of public opinion in its effects non themselves. They still Dope for a resurrection or their democratic party, with such pigmies as they are at its baad. They believe he ng in office la being in power. ? Forney is in town, trying to organise the Ruchman man. His friends here believe that the Ostend confer ences, and tha official raport of its conclusions, will unite the filibusters in "Old Buck's" favor: but what will they ?ay when they shall learn that the "Old Ruck" (what a sa&aosner!) lias written a private letter to M.ircy, tbank ahim for helping 'aim ont of the acrape into which his laguaa, Mason and -oule, had led him. Of the Penn Stvania triumvirate, llucbanan. Rigler and Campbell. glsri a already dead as a politician, James Ctmpbell merely aghoi-t, while "Old Buck" ia the exploded and lost dlpl ?at ate at the Court of St James. Why does he not mm home and retire to hia farm near Isincaater? It Is hotter to raise wheat at Wheatland, than to thrash rtraw in Londrn Mr Rncbanan's mission to Kngland la not even a brilliant failure, like that of Souie. The wards quoted by Junius do not apply to him:? ?Ton impudence, Viauz ti me ratrf. aura sa recompense. " There never was anything brlliant in Mr. Buchanan, or aome of his frienda would have reflected tha luatrc. PJCN'N. The Way they Leglilate In Isonlelana. The Baton Knugf Admcate, In an artiele referring to Me late adjournment of the Legislature of the State of lioniaiana, sprats aa follow*: ? Tha legislature adjourned at midnight. The evening aee?ion was commenced at six o'clock, and was conducted In the Hoose of Hepresentative* in the most shumofnl maaorr. The spectacle is much more humiliattcg for the eitizena ef I<nuistana. because of the presence of aome strangers to witness the disgraceful spectacle with nnspeakaMe astonish miint. The minority, calm and re aerved, tried to defeat the evil doing ' of the House; but what could they do against the majority, whose resolu tion eas from the lieginning to trumple under fo it all roopect, all order, all 'e? lings of propriety, and which, to use an sxpressiou of a spectator, more true than ele gant, "were drank three hour* too aoon." Early in the evealag resr?i*ntativ?a began throwing billets of paper at eaeh other's heads, and having consumed in this apart all the wrapping paper u:>on their deaks, they aaled up their new?pap?r* to continue the fun which amused them ao much. The blows were principally di rected to the sent of the Secretary, bnt ?oon their paper hails ware directed to the chair of the Speaker. Soon the newspapers even run out, aodthen they took to their hooka "they shyed at each other's heads *.he volumes Mat ware loading their deaks, aad saeh time that a hoavy volnm. (?11 upon the bead of an honorable mem ber, there aro-e In the audience and among the spert i tors uproarious laughter. The galleries upon all sides applauded with great teal during .ill thia aport. Between eight and nine o'clock the session W\* sul fa iM temporarily, and then the saturnalia lenugt a ate. Strange song- were ?ung In the ml 1st of -h ? at confualon, and to bring this debauchery to the highest pitch the members b?gan to dance whnt Is known nn the "Stag Dance." Tbey were jumping about to the nanaic of a violin, which was very well played, whea msesagos came In from the Senate and the Uoveraor and ?lopped for a moment thete edifying amusements. To oat thia story, let na aay the disorder was increased to the very mnment of ad j onrnment. A legislature like this never before assembled at a ?apstel, and It is to be hoped the like will never mest again. Ijegal intelllgeaee. Co tot of Amuu, Manni i7. ?Present, all the Judges. York agt. Baker. Appeal dismissed. R F, Mess, counsel. Otis ami another agt. Wright and ano ther. Motion to amend judgment. Mr. A. Mann, Jr., ?n eupport of motion, Mr. R W. Ronney in oppoaition. 18, M, 130, 138, 147, '200. atruck off. Kdaon agt. Pillage. Appeal dismissed Mr. George t. Com stock, counael. Me. 1, American Home Missionary Society agt. Wad hame Argued. Mr. H. R. Maiden for appellanta; Mr. 8. A. Poole for reapondente. No. 8, Atkinson agt. The Bask of Monroe. Argued. Mr. H R. Selden for appel laats; Mr. N. Hill, Jr., for respondents. No. 8, Kelsey aad others agt. Hainay and others . On argument. Mr. H. R. Seiiien for appellanta. Mr. John Taicott for aoapandenta. Adjourned. hi ths Court of Appkuh, Ma am 2* ?Id, 17, 1?, 31, 106. Strnsk off. 28. Reserved for April ?. 22, 90, 3d, 36, t!, U, 78. Reeerved for April R. No ft l'e -k and wife agt. Oawieroa. Argued. Oeovge F. Comateek for appoUante. H. Ballard for respondent* No. 0. Moriey and another agt. Graew and other*. On argument. 0. M. Jenkiaa for appellants; F- r. Tread well and John ?oo? for xeapoadMte, Adjourned. Connecticut Polities. OPK U AHTKOKD OORBKBrONSBVOK. BABTfOBD, CoKS., March '^8, 1866. J 'clitics in Con*.? Sam i$ around (Kit Or&ard , thakimg off the Applet of Political Discard. Ob tie 2d day of April the unul wctimi for all Stat* and Legislative officer*, alio for members of Con gress, will take place in thin State. Th? din aad dust kicked up by the Know^Nothings, have completely ?mothered the old parties, from present appearances. The old hunker democrats and old hunker whigs are making common war npon this new order, which Is composed generally of the middling class and age in s? clety, who hare become flick and disgusted with the ne poliim and dictation from cliques who have, iduring the present generation, ruled in all nominations and ap pointments. The Democratic ticket is: ? Samuel Ingham, of Essex, for Covernor. John T. Wait, of Norwlsh, for Lieutenant Governor. Talcott Cresby, of Thompson, for Treasurer. Roger Aveiill, of Panburj, for Secretary. Thomas Cowlea, of Farmington, for Comptroller. The Whig ticket is Benry Put toe, of New Haven, for Governor. Alexander H. Holly, of Salisbury, for lieutenant -Gov eracr. Oliver H Ferry, of Fairfield, for Secretary. Daniel W Gamp, of Middletown, for Treasurer. John Dunham, of Norwich, a* Comptroller. The Know-Nothing ticket is Wm. T. Minor, of Stamford, for Governor. Wn, Field, of Pomfret, for Lieutenant-Governor. N. D. Sperry, of New Haven, for Secretary. Arthur B. Calet, of Middletewn, for Treasurer. Alexander Merrill, of New London, for Comptroller. The Free Democratic ticket is : Henry Dutton, of New Haven, for Governor. Wm. Field, of Pomfret, for Ijeutenant-Governor. Amos Townsend, jr., of Hew Haven, for Treasurer. Dsniel Lyman, of Middlefield, for Secretary. Rollin L. Beecher, of Winchester, as Comptroller. The temperance tioket, according to the recommenda tion of the State Temperance Convention, is either the regular whig or K. N. ticket, at the option of the voters, as the gubernatorial candidates for each of these parties are out and out advocates for the stringent Connecticut Prohibitory law. The fiercest contest will come off in the first and second Congressional districts. In the former, the democrats have re- nominated Gen. James T. Pratt, and the K. N.'s and whigs havo nominated Ezra Clark, Jun. Gen. Pratt is kaown so extensively, no description of his qualiiica tions 11 necessary. But Mr. Clark, out of the city of Hartford has not a public reputation. He is an iron merchant of this city, under forty years of age, of the best mercantile reputation. For several years he has served in our city Council, discharging his duties on sun dry committe?s, and ax a member, to the satisfaction of his constituents. Subsequently he was elected alder man, also a Judge of the city court, until he declined a re- nomination. At present, and for tbe past year, he has been discharging the duties of President of the Eoard of Water Commissioners, in erecting the new waterworks for this city: and during the trying pecuni ary times of the past twelve months he has effected the sale of our city bonds at premiums ranging from one to seven per cent, notwithstanding the obfltaoles which have been malignantly thrown in his way by Hartford brokers. In fact, the bitter opponents to the introduc tion of pure water into the city, have to acknowledge that few, if any other persons, could have so sucsess fully managed for the city's interests. Hia nomination has made an awful fluttering among ?the old hunker whigs, who act and believe that all tbe offices were created for Prospect street residents. They have grown desperate; for if the masses refuse to accede to the dictation longer, then they are shQrn of all their power, except what they possess in their money bags and as SlijlockH. When men who have been fed and lattened at tbe public crib nntil they have grown sleek and fat, also impudent in tbeir demands for themselves and rela tives ? who defeated the regular whig nominee for the United States senatorship two years ago, because a cer tain member of one of "the ancient and honorable fami lies of Connecticut" could not get the nomination, (nor even a corporal's guard to vote for him in caucus,) and thus caused the election of Senator Toucey, the subse quent year ? when such men hypocritically assume to protest against the nomination of Mr. C., as Clay whigs. if there is any virtue in spirit rapping* the ghost of Henry Clay will arise and rap them into political perdi tion. The nomination of John Woodruff, (second,) another friend of tbe working man, us member of Congress from the New Haven district, by the K. N.'s and whigs, has raised a greater din in the whig cump thereabouts than tbe nomination of Mr. C. in this district. But these Know Nothings, by broaking up the dictation of the old bunkers, nre doing a great and glorious work for free men. In both parties these animals are completely crest fallen, and are suITerlng a terrible attack of politi cal fever and ague, and who, on the 2d of April, will be shaken to their political doom. So mote it be. Interesting from Canada. I OUU (JCKBEC OOKKB8FONDENCH. Quxbkc, March 23, 1865. The J'rogrext nf the Militia Bill ? Withdrawal qf Pro tec tion from the Home Government ? JnUicMtiny Debate on Annexatum and American Filibuttcriny ? The War in the Crimea ? Seat of Government. Tbe MilitU bill has palled a second reading, the minis try having a majority of fifty against the motion of Mr. iloilln, member for the city of Montreal, for a nix months' postponement. The question wan debated far two days, t.nd the discussion embraced the whole scope of Enfjland'H colonial policy. The bill was very generally regarded by ?he opposition as the first step towards in dependent sovereignty, or annexation to the Uaited States. It was very positively affirmed by the opposition' and quite as positively denied by the ministry, that cer" tain correspondence had taken place between the British and Canadian governments, evincing on the part of the fornxr a disposition to withdraw all protection and con" trol from the province. The ministry laid upon the table a minute relative to a conversation between Mr. Hlncks au.l the Duke of Newcastle, having reference to the withdrawal of the troops, and the coding to this country of the ordnance lands of the crown. They stout ly contended that no further correspondence had taken p'ace, that everything had been brought down which they could bring down, and that the House must be sa tisfied. It will, however, be remembered that oa the 23d of 1 ebruary, during a discussion in thw imperial Parliament relative to recalling the troops from the colonics, Sir George Grey distinctly stated tnit a corres pondence was going on with the Canadian government on the subject. Kither (irey deceived the imperial Par liament or Sir Allan McNab is deceiving the Legislative Assembly: and, from all the circumstances, I am strongly disposed to believe the latter to be the case. That a secret correspondence has been and m going on, there can exist no doubt, and the apprehensions of the people relative to the secret import of that correspondence will not he allayed by the refusal of the government to pub lish it. It Is strongly suspected that the authorise* in Downing street desire to force upon the county lta defence, even In time of wsr, and that the consideration for assuming such a position is to be the cession of the very valua-tle ordnance lands to the province. That the people will be disposed ti assume any such burden is very pro blematics!. Were they independent? had tley the power to declare war or to maintain peace ? did they oc cupy a place among nitious, and enjoy the privileges and rights cf independent sovereignty? then with great propriety might they be called upon, and with perfoot willingness would they oonsont, to maintain an army for the suppression of civil discord within and the re pelting of invasion from without. But as it is, the; feel it not to be desirable to organize and sustain a military department, evidently lor war purposes, when the ex istence of an efficient constabulary foroe would be ample for all civil purposes. The I'nited Stales, and th* supposed fllibustero dls posision of your people, appear to be the great bugbear with tbe Kn >lisb and Canadian governments. During the ditcnssion the attack upon Cuba, the ollalr at N'avy Island, and th> invasion of Mexico, were frequently re ferred to, as affording no uncertain indication of Ameri can policy The prospect of an attack from the other side of the line Is ? if we ir? to take their statements ax finspel? ever before the mnds of our extra loyal popu ation: and tbe tenable pictures drawn of American <)U ho?c?ty and fllibustero Invasion bad some effect in in thiencing the vote The peaceable intentions of tli? American people seem seriously to be doubted by our less enlightened people, and the" prejudice is abundantly played upon to secure success to the government war niearure. One thing ws* remarkable In the debate ? the mem bers oppo?ed to the ministry and opposed to the mea sure, m sde no hesitation in avowing their annexttion proclivities. Kven persons who have hitherto been set down a? extreme loyalists, uttered sentiments of rather doubtful loyalty. In the event of war between Kngland and the I'nited States, Canadians, if we may jidge from opinions in the House, wetild hesitate berore involving themselves la opposition t/> their immediate neighbors. So strongly was this brought out by some of the opao sltion, and so forcibly did it fall npon the House, that the ministry were compelled to promise that the clause requiring the militia in ca?e* of emergency to go on foreign service should be dropped. The ministry pro mised certain other modifications, and by thin means secured the very large vote they did ? a vote which took even themselves by surprise. Mr. Hincks last evening attempted to Induce the House to vote a bounty of one hundred acres of bind to any person who would be willing to serve in the Crirn?a. The motion, however, met with but little sympathy, and in order to avoid a defeat was withdrawn. Oar people bad no objection to vote ?20 IKK) to the Patriotic fund? throughout their municipalities they have shown an equal liberality? but it was too much to aak them to vote away their lands a* a bounty to those who should leave the country. A proposition to encourage settle ment by (ranting one hundred acres of land to every actual setter from abroad, would have met with much mors general inpport. Hie que?ti. n or the seat of government Is at present on the tepu, and, o' course, el cits an Immense amount of chisslling. K.very man's object Is to semre the fixed seat us near us posiiole to his own demicil, and thero are now no less than live motions before the Cbair. Montreal will nrohably be the permanent seat of govern ment, tin nnh I'arlisment will be removed to Toronto next fall, to remain for four year*. 0?r Delhi Correspondence. Dsi.hi, March 26, 1865. Womm't Connection in Delhi Miss Susan a Anthony, of l oebester, held a Woman's Rights convention here this afternoon and evening She was refused the Court Hense and churches, and was oblige* to hold her convention In a ball room of a hotel, where she addressed about fort/ er fifty persons. The Wert IMIlMi o^iat KxcrnsMRNT m rum iaftist chxjech? des ?TITUTE CII1NK8 B ? TUB nLANTHR'S ? PRESBY I BR J AN MODERATOR ? CLOUR OF THK ITALIAN Of BR A. He received oar flies of Kingston (J?maca) papers, dated to the 8th of March, yes'erday morning. The new* ii not of much importance. Great excitement prevailed at Kingston, owing to the fact of the congregation of the East Queen itreet Baptist chapel having been evictcd from the building by a decree of the Court of Chancery. The members and friends of the communion collected in gnat numbers, whilst the law officers were sustained by military, police and go vernment proclamations. The decree was executed and quUt restored, after? as announced by the Morning Journal? "the reading of the riot act, and many and varied evolatious and charges of the military upoa an infuriated mob, who had used num berless and very dangeroutt missile*, to the detriment of life and property? after the demolition of portions of edifices ot the peaceably disposed ilhabitants in the vi cinity of the said Baptist chafel, rod the lodging in cus tody of a large number of the guilty And innocent." In the Bouse of Assembly on thetith Instant, Mr. Tay lor prevented a petition from the deacons, leader*, and congregation of the Kingston East Queen street Baptist Chapel. The Hon. gentleman said he would merely pre sent the petition, which he boped would be allowed to lie on the table; but tbat when It waH taken up, he hoped he would be able to do juetict to it, as the petition was signed by 1,683 persons, and the circumstances which had given rise to it had caused much excite ment. The Speaker said the honorable member must state the object of the petition. Mr. Taylor said the petitioners bud been turned out of doors, and deprived of opportunities of worshipping Al mighty God lnacbapel purchased with their own moasy, Sa decree of the Court of Chancery? a decision which By had not expected. They therefore appealed to this last und highest tiibunal of their country, in the hope that justice would be done them. The petition was read, and ordered to lie on the table. Numbers of destitute Chinese immigrants continued to infest the town, begging food and money. Many of them had been sent to jail as vagrants. The condition of the planters is still represented as bad, although things do not look so gloomy as hereto fore. Tie following motion was made in the General Synod of the Presbyterian church:? " That the Reverend War rand Carlile, of Brownsville, in the parish of Hanover, occupy the Moderator's chair for tbe next twelve months.'' This motion was seconded by the Rev. A. Hogg, of Manchester, and unanimously agreed to. The Morning Journal of the 6th instant notices the cloce of the Italian opera thus: ? " The seasou closed ad mirably on Saturday evening, with Donizetti's sublime tragic opera of 1 Roberto Devereux,' bnt, we are sorry to say, before a moderately filled bouse. The performers, one and all, acted and sang with increased vigor and confidence, and they received the well merited plaudits of an appreciating and discriminating audience. The opera, if we may so speak, was brought out with mare splendor than on Wednesday night ? so much for a repe tition; and those who were not present lost a very rich intellectual treat. Madame Vita used all her efforts to give satisfact on in the arduous and trying character of ?Elizabeth.' Slgnor Man villi, as Roberto Devereux, took us altogether bv surprise; his pei Bonification was genuine and interestirg. Particulars ot Uie New Orleans Tragedy. [From the New Orleans Delta, March 21.] Shortly alter three o'clock yesterday afternoon, St. Charles street and the surrounding neighborhood were thrown into a state of Intense excitement by a most sanguinary affray, which occurred in the billiard saloon attached to the St. Charles Hotel, which resulted in tbe Instant death of two men ? Dr. Horatio 1'arsons and John Duffy. The first was killed accidentally, and It is not exactlv known by wbom; and the latter was slain intentionally by Wm. C. Harrison. It appears tbat an enmity had lor a long time existed between Duffy and HarrifOn, growing out of the fact that on the trial of Duffy, some four years ago, for the murder of Dr. Wey mouth, in Theatre alley, Harrison was the principal witness against him. Day before yesterday they met and bad a slight difficulty, but nothing serious occurred at tbat time. Yesterday, about three o'clock, however, the two met on Gravier street, when Duffy called Har rison a "d ? d scoundrel.',' Harrison replied that be, Duffy, was a "murdering d? d scoundrel," whereupon Dully raised his fist and was about to strike or draw a pistol to shoot Harrison, and was about to carry bis In tention Into execution, but Harrison was too quick for him, and drew his six-shooter, cockel and presented it at Duffy, who tumtd and ran into the billiard room, pursued by Harrison, who commenced firing at him, and con'imed until he had discharged six shots, one of which took ellect in Duffy's tires st, penetrating the heart. He ran out into Gravier street and fell deaa upon the banquette. Another shot, during the affray, tcok etiect upon tbe peri-on of Dr. l'arsons, who was seated in a chair at one side of the billiard room ; the ball entered his right side, just below the nipple, and taking a downward direction, passed through tho lungs and body, and lodged under the skin, near ths hip. He lived long enough to run out on 8t. Charles street, where he fell and shortly alter expired. The above is the substance of the thousand rumors tfcat *?? floating round jester fay, after the occurrence. Ua/ilwm at oueu surrendered hi?iM|f to the police, Stal ed that be bad killed a man, and was lccked up to await an investigation. The* bodies of Parsons and Duffy were taken to the First district police station, where tbe coroner empunnelled a jitry and commenced holding an inquest. Only one witness was examined, when it wan concluded to adjourn the Inquett t il this morning, when the I urtber investigation of the affair will bo resumed at the Coroner's office. The witness examined yesterday before tho Ooroner Btated tbat he was in the billiard saloon when Duffy came running in, pursued by Harrison, wtio tlrer at him , tbat Puffy, while running, fired a pistol over his right shoulder the ball from which took effect upon some one who was seated in n chair; that Duffy tben tuned around and Harrison fired at him the ssond tim?. bit ting him In the breast. There were but three shots fired ill the saloon, one by Duffy and two hj Harrison. One account is that IlarTison actually alio: Duffy in tbe street, before the seen* occurred in the saloon, and that three shots were fired in the street. Thus it will be seen tbat the accounts os to who killed Dr. Parsons conflict; but from the downward direction of the bsll through tbe body of tbe unfortunate doctor, the probabilities are that he was killed by Duffy. The ball could not be found m Duffy's body, or it might have been compared with that taken from ths body <4 the I octor, to ascertain whether they were from the same pistol. Puffy 's pistol was picked up in the street, at the corner of Gravier and St. Charles streets, still loaded and capped, and has been deposited in the police sta tion. The most unfortunate circumstance in thia whole nflair Is the sad lute of Or I 'arsons. He was a native of Texas, unci only about 24 years of axe; for several years lie had been a student at the medical college in this city, and only on last Monday night graduated with high honor*, receiving hia diploma; and yesterday morning he left his home bnoyant with the hopes of fu ture renown in the paths of his profession, and ere nightfall bis lifeless form lay weltering in lta blood in tlie streets of onr city, and that, too, for no aet of his own. Bcarce two months since he became the happy husbnnd of n fair daughter of I/ouls ana, and already bad pleasing hopes of becoming a father; but alas, who can tell what a day may bring forth? His youthful widow, tbe daughter of Pr. Jmes, of Lafuyette, is now In the city, and terr.ble indeed baa been this blow to her young beaM. We saw Ins brother yesterday bending over bis cold clay, weeping most bitterly, and few were the nndiromed eyes that witnessed tbe sad spectacle John Duffy was a native of Irelani, a?ed about .15 years. He was an extensive cab and carrUge owner, and had been a long time in the city. He also leaves an Interesting family. Tlie greatest excitement prevailed in this portion of tbe city throughout the evening in regard to tbls fear ful tragedy It was the only topic of conversation, and the Coroner's office, at tbe corner of Hevia and 8t. Charles streets, was in a complete state of siege, ao dense waa the crowd that surrounded It? all anxiuus to learn the particulars or see tbe bodies. Wm C. Harrison, the prisoner, is a very respectable young mil n, who bears a good character in the commu nity, ami is generally liked by all who know hitn. He has for years been running on the river as steimSoat pilot. It la aiid that be had frequently been threatened with vengeance bv Duffy and his friends, for having ap peared againat him in the Weymouth case, both before and after tbe trial of that unfortunate affair. Th? Coroner's inquest finished their investigation on the '.list Inst., and tbe jury returned the lolfowing ver dict : We, the jury, do believe that, from the evidence before ua, Dr. Horatio A. Parsons, a native of Louisiana, aged 24 years, came to his death from a gun shot wound of the right side of the chest, penetrating the right lung and causing internal hemorrhage? sai l wound having been Inflicted wftb a ptatol la the hands of John Dulfv, in the billiard saloon of the St. Charles Hotel, on the 20th instant. That John Unify, a native of Ireland, aged .15 years, came to bis d*atb from a gnn shot wound in the middle line of the abdomen, penetrating the right lobe ol the liver and causing internal hemorrhage? aa'd wound having been inflicted with a revolver in the han is of one Wm C. Harrison, In the billiard saloon of the St. Charles Hotel, on the jotli instant. A ball was found in each of tbe bodies, and both ap pear to be about tbe same sire. Poffy was shot in three places ? the other wounds being In his hack and arm. In bis arm the hall ente-ed at hia elbow, and running down under the akin lodged at his wrist, where it was extract ed yesterday. No ball canld be found for tbe wound In the back. There is the mark of a ball having struck the frame work of tbe door at the entrance of the saloon. We have given the ?uD?Utice of all the testimony taken vssterday before the jury, and we leave our read ers to be their own judges thereof. The pistol fount at a late bour of the night by officer Howard, on Oravler street. If it belonged to Duffy, must have been dropped then by him before he ran into tbe saloon, for when he raa o it and fell he was on St Charles street. Roth tlie slain men were talan to their respective homes on Wednesday evening, and ere this, perhaps bave bean buried. Raval Intelligence. The Orrrland Friind of Chtna, (Victoria paper, I of January 10, says ? Captain Adams, who came on frtm America in the last mail steamer, with th? rati tied Japa nese treaty, was alao the bearer of a commission to Cap tain Abbott, of the V. 8. ship Macedonian, a* Commolore of the United States squadron ia the East Indiea. Com modore Abbott arrived hare from Dan ten this morning? the C/ueen, bsarng hii nag, being promptly saluted, oa ber appearance, ?nth the customary aamber of gnaa? stain repeated, aberlly afterwards, en tbe oecasim of Commodore Abbott going on board the Winchester to see Admiral Stirling Tbe two gallant naval commanders in chief are on the most friendly footing, we are glad to learn . and in recent o'gotiatioas In the Oantoa river, (both with the Impe rialists and those who have now proved by their prowess a title to our respect as a dMinct revolutionary party,) Captain Abbott co operated meet heartily with Admiral Stirling? a coarse from which we us bat augur the best rrsaltr Capture of the British Army tn the Vailed Itetei. GALLANT NAVAL ACTION? TH1 WHOLE BODY MADE PW80NKH8 ? NO BLOOB SHED. [From the Philadelphia Ledger. March 20.] Mahch 28. ? U. 8. C'ommiuumer's Before IT. 8. Commissioner F. Heazlitt. ? It having been asoerUiuod, within a few days back, by the U. 8. District Attorney Van Dyke and Marshal Wynkoop, that there was an of fice opened in this city for the purpose of enlisting re cruits for the Britinh army In the Crimea, yesterday morning about one o'clock, on the application of the U. S. Marshal, F. M. Wvnkoop. a warrant for the arrest of the parties engaged in this business was obtained from U. B Commissioner Heazlitt. The Marshal, with his deputies, Jenkins, Miller, and G. M. Wynkoop, spoilt the whole night in making preparations for the capture of the parties in the morning. On Sunday last, It is believed, sixty recruits were sent off? ninety were to hare gone, but thirty backed out; this was the first batch tnat actually got off. It was ascertained that thirty-six mote were to be sent off yes terday morning, in the steamer Sanford, for New York. The Marshal, early yesterday morning, hired the steam tug Bird, and htm sell and Deputies Miller and Wynkoop on hoard the tug, with steam up, waited out in tht river ready to board the Sanford when she shoull start. De puty Marshal Jenkins had been previously sent by the Msrthal on board the Sanford. At about a quarter be fore 10 the Sanford left her wharf near Pine street, and proceeded down the river. Deputy Marshal Jeukins then informed Captain San ford of his business on board, and requested the captain to stop the steamer, stating that Marshal Wynkoop would soon board her with process for the arrest of the parties. The steamer by this time was opposite the Navy Yard, and the captain immediately stopped her. In a few mi nutes, Marshall; Wynkoop boarded her fiom the tng, and all the persons on board supposed to be in any manner connected with recruiting business were arrested and taken on board the tug, and the Sanford went on iier voyage. The tug put in at Walnut street wharf with tbe party arrested. There were only thirteen of tliem? the others making up tbe thirty-six who were to lsave yesterday, it is supposed, backed ont. A man named Budd bad command of the recruits on board of the Sanford; it is not oertainly known who he is or what office he holds, but being in command of the men, and having on a military vest with military but tons, it is believed he is an officer in the British army. Alter landing at the wharf with the tng, the Marshal, with Deputy Jenkins, went to the rendezvous at 68 South Third street, snd there, before the news of the other affair had reached them, arrested all that were supposed to be connected with the office. The persons arrested at the office were alleged to be those who are engaged in the busiiess of enlisting recruits. Their names are Edward E. Perkins, Henrv Herz, Augustas Stabel, BarnetLoeb, and John J. Bosschart. The whole party, eighteen in all, were then brought before the Commissioner for a preliminary hearing to ftx the amount of bail. The persons arrested at the office are all Ger mans but Perkins. The recruits arrested on the steamer weie detained as witnesses. Only Budd and those ar rested at the office were included in the hearing this morning. U. K District Attorney Van Dyke appeared for the United States, and S. and G. Remak appeared Tor tbe defendants. Mlcbsei Uilroy sworn ? I live la this city, and have seen Bars, Bosschart and Budd; went to the office and inquired if that was the office for enlisting for the British army, and was told it was; was asked whether I wanted to go toNova Scotia this morning; I said yes: Budd asked me to enroll my name; I put down my name as John Brady; the office was 68 South Third street; be fore Mr. Here gave me a ticket Budd and Bosschart walked into the other room ; they said I could not enlist here, but when 1 got to Nova Scotia, where I would get thirty dollars bounty; I got a free pass to Nova Sco ia; I got this on board ths steamboat, [showiug an order from Mr. Buddl; this was given because I told them I had lost it. [The ticket which be said he had lost was produced, and was green on oae side and white on the other, with the letters N. 8. It. C. on the green side, and Michael Gilroy, Pine street wharf, on the other.] I asked whether that was the office to enlist soldiers for the British army, and was told yea, but could not enlist until I got to Nova Scotia. Wm. Augustine Teas sworn ? Belong to Pottsville; came to Philadelphia for work ; had no work, and was thrown out ot a boarding house; saw an advertisement in the Ledger, and went to the office in Third street three timei. before I got my ticket. [He pointed out five of the dtfenduats who were there.] I was to go to Hull fax to get enlisted to go to Russia, as I understood it, but he did not say so; I was to have $30 down after I was ex amined at Halifax; Budd told me so; there were three Dutchmen there; I am an American, and wanted tj en list ?o get out of starvation; I intended to leave when I got to New York, anyhow; my father was an English man; I was known in Danville as Uus. Teazer. Wm. Jones, sworn? I belong to Liverpool; a laboring man told me where I could go to get to Halifax: I went to the British Consul's office, and afterwards went to the office <n Third street, and asked if they could send mo to Halifax, Budd and Herz were there; I was to have gone on Sunday x but did not get away; my two cbummies, who came fltan Baltimore with me, went on Sunday : I would not have taken on, but it was tbe last shift with me; I went yesterday to the British Consul, and asked h<m if he could send me to Halifax; be said no, but toM me there was a place in Third street, a private specula tion, but he did not think I^couldjenlint, because A1 was unrer sge. Andrew McManns, sworn ? On last Saturday I went, to the office in Third street, and asked if that was the place wb?re they were recruiting for the European service; euo#, nu> mil HMavlurt *?i? Mmmni; thoy said "no,'' but they would give me a ticket to Halifax, where tna Lieut. Governor of Nova Scotia would enlist me; 1 was promised $30 bounty; I said that I did not want to m as a private, and asktd whether an officer in a volunteer corps in this city could get a commission; they said they tboupht tbe Lieut. Governor would give the same sort of commission: they told me to come on Mondav last, and they would tell me when the next vestel wonld go Gilroy recalled ? Budd had us la charge on board the steamer. Dennis McLaughlin sworn ? I belong to a military company, am a second lieutenant: stopped at the head quarters in Third street, and asked on what terms they tnli.- ted . Bosschart told me, and said there would be some offices to give out, but all could notget; I asked what kind of treatment tbe men would get, but not get ting much satisfaction I left; I was told the men were to lie rent to ths Crimea. Kd W. Power sworn ? Am a military captain ; I saw an advertisement In the Penntylvanian, and out of cu rinity went th?re; when I went ia I saw, I aupcose, sum persons in the front office; there were two offices; in the back office the general business was transacted; Mr Herz and Mr. Loeb were there; I asked Herz if this wtf the place where persons applied to enlist in the Br.t'th army; asked him what inducements would be made for officers of the Me x loan war; the Lieutenant Governor cf Halifax, he said, was anxious that he should bave as many Americans as possible; he said I would get $8 a month; hs asked if I had a command; I told him I had sixty-four m?n, and that they would all go with me; Messrs. Herz, Perkins and Bosschart were in the office on Saturday last; Perkins wai in the front room; he is a tall man, and appearad to bean Knglish man ; Loeb appeared to be the messenger between the front and the back office. l'erkins, Herz, snd Budd, wers held to hail in $2,000. Stahl was discharged; and the others, Rosschart and l oeb, were held in $500; the rest were committed as witiesses. The further hearing will take place on Sat urday morning next at 10 o'clock. Theatres and (exhibition*. Acapmtt ok Hikic.? Verdi'* celebrated opera of "Rlgoletto" ii to be produced thl* evening, in which ?lgn<>r Sr'gnoll will appear an the Dake of Mautti*, ?ml Signora Bcrtucca Maretxsk a* Gild*. Bruaiiway TmcATRK. ? Mr. Forrsst lit to appear an "Hamlet" thin evening la 8bakapeare'i attbllme tragedy of that name. He will be xupportad bjr Meaar* Hto cbett, Grace, Leflingwell. W. Davi.lge, Mme. t'onlai and Mra. Abbott, in tbe principal part*. The "Good lor Nothing" will terminate all. Niiiio'b Garpkx. ? Weber'* rom?ntic opera calls'] "Per Freiacbutt" will be repeated to-morrow night; Mile. Caroline Lehmaa and Mme- Beldenburg *u?taining tbe parta of Agathe and Annachcn. Bowirt Thiutk*. ? Mr. E. Eddy 1* announced to play the arduoa* part of Charles da Moor, tbli evening, la Schilier'a play of the ??Robber*." The concluding fea ture will be the a*w romantic drama of the "Ava lane lie," in which Mr. R. Johnston will appear, Btrtoji'h Ttixatrk ? Thoae very popular piece*, the "Srrioua Family" and the "Toodles," arn offered, aa uaual, for thia eve?ing'? entertainment, with the name good caat*. The Vieonniae New York Children are te appear in aeveral of their meat favorite dance* in con junction with the abave named piece*. Waliack'8 Thratrk. ? Mr. Brougham'* popular co medy of the " Game of IJfe, " and the beautiful eome dlotta of the " Teacher Taught," are tbe ploee* pro vided for thla evening. The cast* tmfrraee the namen of the entire company. A amir ax Menu*.? Dnmaa'^romantic drama of the "Cor*lc*n Hrother*'' will be repaated tbi* even n?, with the laughable farsa of the " Timid Lover." Two amuiing p.ece* In the afternoon. Woon's MlXPnun*.? Tbe mu*ical bnrleaque of " Mac beth" la to be repeated [to night, together with the uiual amusements. Bvcklkt'h Fkrkvaiikioi. ? Ponlxsttl's opera of "I.'FjI aere d'Araare'' will be performed again thil evening, with the *ame cast. Pkrham'* Olkra Horn. ? The entertainment* an nounced for thl* evening are of a highly attractive character. Hn. P. W. Gt r?x, the popnlar Dutch comedian, 1* to commenra a *tar engagement at tha Cbe*nut "tract theatre, Philadelphia, on Manday next A Bank Pkikitibnt Horriwhutkd by a Coacb makrr. ? On Saturday afternoon unite an excitement waa created in tbe vicinity of the Merchant*' Exchange, in conaennenee of a difficulty which occurred between Mr Charles R. Taylor, President of the Bank of Com merce. and Mr. win. MeCann, coachmaker. It ap year* frrnn an eye wltne?? that the partle* had a meetlpg in the morning hi relation to the *ettlement of a claim of SI. 210, wbi'h the Utter held against tha former, and the hnnr of half peat one waa (lied for a settl?-nent. Mr Taylor, at that time, met Mr. McCitan in bl* office, whereupon blew* were freely exchanged, In consequence of a diflicnltv In reipeet to the manner of ?aitltag tha cla'm? the hanker faring tbe worit, the coachmaker evidently being tbe *tronger nan? and tbe alTair terminating by the rgorons application of a car riage whip to tbe perion of the former.? BalHwure Nun, March 20. The Tarfi oaoRotA hacw. BAiKVixn Coram. ? Jeekey Clnb pnr?e, mile heat*. A. M. Sprague'* (Capt. W. J. Minor'*) eh. c. Van dyke, own brother to TerUer. 3 yean old 1 1 C. Rohia*on's b. c Wm. C. Pie.kln??n, by Regent, dam by C eaten. 4 year* okl 2 4 W. L. Ninnalee'e eb. f. Midway, by Baatoa, dam by Miaca, 4 yean aid 3 t A. J. Minor'* d>. ?. Pan* Late bar, by Wagner, dam by Medoe. 3 yean aid 4 3 Ol. John Campbell'* ah. f. by Wajnar, dam by Traaby, 3 ysars old .a J 3 FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. ? OUT MiRKBT. Thursday, March 29?6 P. H. The (lock market continues slightly depieeeed. There were large isles at the first board to-day, but lower prices iuled, and at the close the tendency was downward. Illinois Central bonds fell off 1 per cent; Illinois Freelamd bonds 1J; New York Cen tral 7'?, i; Cumberland Coal, 1; Harlem, 4; Read log Railroad, 2; Illinois Central stock, ?. Erie Railroad advanced 4 per cent, and it was the only stock cn the list in which there was any Improve ment. The sales ot Cumberland were larger than usual at the decline. Illinois Central bonds were freely offered to-day, and sold from 81 down to 804 per cent. About $75,000 changed hands. Virginia 6's and Indiana 5's wen active, and closed firm. The market is evidently getting weaker, and we ihould not be surprised to see prices gradually set" tie down. New buyers are much wanted, and we cannot look for an advance Ion current rates until they make their appearance. All the large specu lators for a rise are full of stocks, and until they ate relieved of a portion of their supplies, must remain inactive. When they realize to any ex tent, prices must recede. Productive stocks are not affected so much by these movements of speculators, for eo large a portion is held for permanent invest ment that the market is in no danger of inundation. It is the fancy order, those which are so much dead weight in the hands of holders, that are subjeot to such sudden and severe fluctuations. Money con tinues abundant, and there are no indications of any unfavorable change. The banks are, however, ex panding upon a speculative basis, and soon their line will be up to the highest point of last year. This, in the face of the limited commercial movement, does not look well, and in the event of a revival of business of any importance, the banks must either extend their loans to an unprecedented amount, or contract in certain classes of loans, that would ir juriously affect the market value of stocks. The war in Europe will act as a wholesome check npofi mercantile matters. So long aa that war continues, there will be no activity in trade, and this must lead to an accumulation of money in the hands of capi talists, who will look abont for the beat clan of stock securities for investment. It is therefore for the interest of Wall street that the war should continue, and that the political condition of Europe should become even more complicated than it is at present. Atter the adjourn soent of the board, the following sales cf bonds and stocks were made at auction by A. H. Nicolay:? 910,000 Indiana State fives Flat. 84 a 84% 6,000 Virginia State n'xea do.. 97 10,( 00 Hudson River Railroad, 3d mortgage do. . 77% ?226 Cin. lagans port * Chic. KK iter. 6s do.. 62 ?7,000 Breckenrldge Coal Company, Kentucky. .$1,260 1,800 Mercantile Mutual In*, scrip 1862. . . . par at 20 400 tbaree scrip American Coal Co., Alleghany, Md., on which $2 08% per share had been paid $?00 26 shares Second Avenue Railroad... 64% 10 do Panama RR 103^ 80 do do 104% 100 do Hudson River RR 41% 100 do Reading RR 83i? 160 do Cumberland Ceal Co 32% 600 do do d<y 33 10 do Marine Bank 99 93 do Farmers' and Citizen's Bank of toag Island 54% a 68 1C0 do do do do 62% 40 do New Amsterdam Fire Ins. Co 96 40 do Corn Exchange lis. Co 91% 3 do Greenwich Fire Ins. Co 130 66 do Harover Fire Ina. Co 90 72 do St. Nicholas Fire Ins. Co 40 26 do N. American Gotta Percha Co 25 2000 do Union Gold Co 70e. The $220,000 of the real estate mortgage bonds of the Fort Wayne and Southern Railroad Compioy, which were inchided in the catalogue, were not sold. At the second board, prices were a shade better. Erie raifroad advanced 4 per cent. New Tork Cen tral railroad, 4; Indiana 6's, 1. Illinois Cen'-ral bonds fell off 4 per cent. There was not much bnsi n* ea transacted this afternoon. The transactions at the Assistant Treasurer's office to day, were as follows:? Paid on Treasury account $?0,;<29 92 Received do. do 73,120 00 Balance do. do 3,670,684 47 Paid for Assay efflce 16,273 57 Paid on disbursing ehcck 21,760 09 The North Pennsylvania Railroad is in the market for a six per eent mortgage loan of $2,500,000, bids for one million of wbish will be received at the company's cfflie, in Philadelphia, until the 21st of Hay. The principal is redeemable January 1, 1885. The bonds are secured by a first mortgage on the entire length of the road and branches, from Phila delphia to the Lehigh river. The company has al ready expanded in cash $1,905,765, and holds in bona fide subscriptions money sufficient to complete and equip the work tome twenty miles out of Phlla' delpbia. The proposed loan is said to be amply sufficient to complete it through to the Lehigh river. The circular of Mr. Iaat: 0. DavH, of Cincinnati, given the following review of the money market of tbat ci?j, for the week ending Taeaday evening, Much 27, 1855:? Tli* money market ia rather easier than last week, although complaint* art .Ml made., a* a*ual, by meoad clese ttrrnwers. wbo find it very difficult to get dis counts. The offering* of thl* class of paper are large. Prim* pater in in demand at moderate Agar**, atd go'il re*iion*iblo name* cau be negotiated without much diffi culty. Tbe demand for Eastern exchange ii limited, at an advance over lart week'* quota' ions. It in now going at \ te 1 per cent premium, hixty day bill* of ua dounted character on tbe Ea?t are selling, at interest off; niity day bill* on New Orleans, go at interest aad 1 per cent discount, with limited demand. Price* of uncur reat fund* are unaltered. Indiana stock note* are being discounted at from 1 te 26 per cent, the latter being tbe pice for insolvent banks. The provision market is quite buojant, with an upward tendency in price*, and an inn easel desire for speculation. Our a-lvies* from the K**t sn? tbat money is *aey and stook* dull. The ooo arrival of tbe European atenm?r at It* usual time inter fere* witr the general activity ia New York. It* arrival is looked for with great intere*t, a* tb* denial or confir mation of previous new* from *.he European power* i* anticipated. Tbe stoek market here lia* given way a little and i* fleet uating, and rather inactive. Some kind* of recurities bare advanced, while other* have declined in price. Moneyed men are itill caut'ou* in their i investments, sad as a general tblng prefer State, coun try, ? r city secuntie* in tbe place of railroad stock or bonds We need confidence mere than any othar thing to restore the equilibrium ef price* in oar Western securities . Up to the 27th inst., inclusive, tbe Rsid'ng IUIL road Company had brought to market 157^80 tona of coal. There were on that date fonr daya left of tlia month, which would average about 8.000 tona em h, making tbe total for tbe month l!tfl,000 tona of coal transported, which, at $2 per '.on, the rul'rg price, makea the aggregate receipts of the comptny frrm ita coal trainees, in the month ef March, I3M),OCO, apainat 1187,722 for the aame m~>nlb Ian', jear, showing an increase of $193,000. Thin ia an tnormone remit, almoat too extravagant for belief, but the figures make it oat to be about so. In tbe State Anaembly yesterday, Mr. Blatchford, from tbe Ccmmittee of Waya and Meaaa, reported the following bill to provide menu to support the government for the fiacal year commencing on the 1st of October text Paction 1. There *ball be imposed for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of October, 1S66, a rftate tax af one mill on each dollar of to* valuation of real and personal property, taiable in this State, toboaaeesa ed, raised and collected upon aad by the annnal assess m'nta and collectlcn of tax** for said fiscal year, in tho manner prescribed by law, to be paid iato the Treasury of tha State, to be Ihe-e received, hep* and retained for the uie of the general fend, and for the payment of tha demand* which are or may become chargeable thereon. tec 2. Tbe anawal State tax imposed by the act, chap. 114, c.f tbe law* cf 1*42, s hereby repeals), exeep*. aofar a* the provision* ef said act. or any of tb*m. may be ee cesaary for tb* c-illectlonof the taxes heretofore aaaeiaed by virtn* ?f the tame. Pec 3. Tb!s aet ihall take effeet Immediately. The Beaton Joumol of tbe 28th 'nit. given tha following account of tb* defalcation ia tha Mer ehanta' Bank la that cky : ? Cosaldarahte excitement prevailed In the ftreet during the forenoon yesterday, la coueenaeaee or the aeielde of Thorn** W. Hooper, paying teller ef the Merchaate' Bank, one of the oldest aad most popnlar teller* In the city. Mr Hooper'* eash accounts were examined on Monday aad fonad eerreet, bat after hia suicide, check* to tbe *m*aat of ?W.ono, aigned by A. S. Pea body, aad cetttaed bv Mr. Hooper a* teller, w*re preeea tad from ether bank*, aad refused by the Merchaate*. t'pnn these meek a, we understand, Mr. Peahe<lr raised *10,000 on Monday, aad with the MM* ob'ained Mr. lion per made good a deficit in hie cash account te that aaaonnt. This detett It I* supposed haa been In ex late nee for wnae time, but ha* Man akilfnlly concealed at every examlaaua. AX the ca?k examination an Monday afternoon, Mr. Ba ven, President of the Merchants' Bart, ebaarrwd aa ua naual amount of bill* on two other buu, and ywtori*! morning drew Mr. Hooper's attention to the fact; Mr. Hooper made iont reply wttieb appeared aatiefactory, end then rvqueated leave of abaenoe for ? few day?, stating that he needed a tittle real Mr. Haven conaent ed rather reluctantly, and Hooper, it ia anppoaed, pro ceeded at once to tht oominiaalon of the fatal act. Late in the forenoon two of Mr. Peabody'a certified checks one of ?2ft,tK?0 from the Atlantle Dank, and one of the i-ame amount from the (irocern', were presented and re fuaed. The Granite Bank, of Boston, has declared a acini annual dividend of per oent; toe Uaadolph Bank baa declared a semi annual dividend of 5 per cent; the Powow River Bank, of Sahabory, has declared a semi-annual dividend of 5 per ceat; the Neponset Batik, of Canton, baa declared a aeml annoal dividend of 4 per oent; the Abiagtoa Bank i has declared a semi annual dividend of 4 per oent; the Nanmkcag Bank, of Salem, has deolared a divi dend of 4 per cent The JuJi iary Committee of the New York State Senate have reported back the bill to repeal the act to prohibit corporations from interpoeing the de. fence of usury, amended, so that it now reads as follows:? Foctlon 1, chapter 172, of the lawn of I860 ia repealed, provided that the defence of usury ahall not be here after interposed in any action on any conveyance, eon Iract, bond or obligation now existing or heretofore issued by any corporation; nor ahall the validity of any conveyance, contract, bond or obligation leaned by or existing againat any corporation prior to this date be questioned in uny ault or action by reaaon ot any atatute relating to the Intercut or money. The New Bedford Mercury forolihes the tallow ing list of fraudulent drafts from Honolulu upon/ owners of the whaling fleet in that city and vi cinity:? C. W. Morgan, New Bedford $4,000 Geo. F. Barker, do 3,000 B B. Howard, do , 3,000 Charlea Taber, do 8,000 Wm. Phllllpa, do 1,800 ?? << Fxecutor, 1,000 Geo. k Matt. Howland 1,600 Levi Jenny, Falrhaven 1,700 Fish, Robinson & Co 3,500 John U. t-haw, Nantucket 1,200 Total, thus far, $28,100 Of this amount about five thousand dollars were paid previous to the diecovery of the fraud. The drafts, although all drawn in favor of different per sons, are filled up, with the exception of the payee's name, by tie same individual. Stock Exchange. Tim'rhday, March 29, 1866. 91500 Ohio 6's. . . . 60 108 176 aha Cumb C'l Ce. 33# 22000 Ind. State 6'a. 84 100 do e 33)* 4000 Virg.6'a.. ..s3 9fi # 1160 do ?3 33 6( 00 do.... b7 96% 160 do blO 83 36000 do s3 96% 60 do 32V 1000 Missouri 6'a.. 94 460 do 32% 2(K 00 Louisiana 6'a. . 92 25 do 32# 4000 Erie 2d mtgbs. 101 # 137 N Y Cent RR. . a3 93 1000 Erie C. Ma. '71 83% 100 do b!0 93 # 6(00 Erie Bds.'76.s8 87# 60 do blO 93# 6(00 do.... b<>0 88 60 Clev ATolRR.opf 68 1000 111. C. RR. Bda. 81 126 Erie RR *3 48# 2000 do 80% 100 do a?0 48# 21(0o do BOX 100 do a60 48# 10 WW) do b30 80% 100 do b3 49 100(0 do *30 80% 200 do a3 40 2t( 0 do.... bo0 80# 200 do 016 41),' 6000 do.... bOO 80# 160 do s3 4?'% 16000 do a60 80 100 do MO 49# 9010 do 80% 100 do aOO 49 2600 fo 8C# 100 do b40 49# 20000 TllCRFr Bs blO 72 100 do b60 49 # 2000 N. Y. C. RR. Bl 92 ftO do b30 49# 1000N. V. Cen. 7'a. 100# 1 60 Harlem RR...a3 32),' 3600 do 100% 200 do b60 32# 8 aha SboeftLea Bk 102 100 do b20 32# 36 Manhattan Bank 126 66 Harlem Pref'd. . . 78 6 Corn Ex. Bank.. 90# 100 Reading R?..b30 84 16 Continental Bank 105% 200 do blO 83# 26 Canton Co.... b3 27# 200 do eS 83# 100 do 27% 100 do b20 83# 260 do b60 27# 60 Hud Riv RR..S50 41 7 100 do b3 27# 100 de 41# 200 do ?3 27% SOMieh Cent RR... 82# 160 Nic. Tran. Co ,a3 16# 10 Mich South'n RR 94 401'enn. Coal Co... 106 50 Ills Cent RR..b30 96# 60 do b30 106 260 do *3 95 60 do 83 105# 10 Sixth Avenue RR <0 160 Cumb. Coal Co. . 38% SECOND BOASD. $5000 Ind. State 6'a. 84 250fhsC. CI. Co.. .b3 32# 16000 do b3 84# 200 do s3 88% 6000 do 84% 100 do 39# , 1000 Erie roods. '75 8!# 60 Gal. k Chic. RR.. 95 20000 do....b30 88 50 N.Y.Cen. KR a?*>0 92# 60(0 do ?3 87# 260 do 8.60 ?3 6( 0C> Erie C. Bda. '71 82# 27 do tci 6600 111. C. RR. Bda. 8<>% 50 do bio 93# 101 00 do 80 100 do blO 9 3* 1600 do 8"# 50 do 3 6000 do blS 80 60 do I* ? 1000H.R. 77# 272 Erie Railroad ... . V# 1000 do 77# 100 do bJ 49% 2000 N. Y C. RR. Be 91# 300 do 49% 6 *hs Corn Ex. Bk. 99# 450 do e3 49# 30 Mer. Ex. Bank!. 105 110 Heading RR.. b30 84 . 10 Del ft H. Cnl. Co. 124% 100 do b3 83# ' 60 Canton Co.. .sGO 27# 100 do 83# 60 do b60 28 10 Mich. So. Conatr. 88# 100 do 27# CINCINNATI STOCK PAT.E8 AND QUOTATIONS. Ktportal 6y /. O. Davit. March 27, 1*56. Belle Contains k Indiana Railroad Stock 42 (In. Hamilton A Dayton RR. Mock 72 a 73 Cleveland, Colum. k Cincinnati KR. Stock. .1*3 Columbus k Xonia Railroad Stock 92 Cincinnati, Wilm'gton k Zane. viile RR. ctck 34 Cincinnati k Chicago Ra I road Stock 10 a 12 Central Ohio Railroad Stuck 62 Oevington k l>iirgtcn Railroad Stock 31 Bajtcn k Western Kanroad Stock 20 Eaton At Hamilton Railroad Stock 25 ? Fort Wayne At Southern Railroad Stock 12 Greenville \ Miami Railroad Stock 13 Blllaboro A Cincinnati Railroad Stock 20 Indiana Central Railroad Stock 45 Indianapolia & Cincinnati Railroad Stock... 48 Little Miami Railroad Stock 99% a 99 Mad River k Lake Erie Railroad Stoca 36 Marietta A Cincinnati Railroad Stock 20 a 22% New Albany k "alem Railroad Stock 20 Ohio & Mia-dMcppi Railroad S'ock 26 a 27 Ohio k Miaf iaaippi 2nd htg. 7 per Cent. Bda 59 it 60 Covington k Lex. Inc 10 per Cent. Bonds. . 72# a 75 Cincinnati, Hamilton A I 'ay ton Scrip 81 Hillsboro' k Cincinnati lat Mortgage Bond*. 61 Covington k Lexington 2nd Mortg Honda,.. 63 I CITIT TRADE REPORT. Tmumdat. March 29? 6 P. M. > BMUPfllDm? Flour?1 The sale* war* pretty freelj made at full price*, both for^ local and astern cooiump tion. The heavieet trirKic'ioo were miiit in Houthen and Canadian. lhe aalea embraced aome 8,0? a '10, | 000 bbl?., Included in which war* common to good Stet< brand* at $0 a SO 50, with aome lota of weatarn at $1 i" a 19 82 for common to good weilern; embraced Ir tbe above we re aUo about 2,600 bbla. Canadian, at $1 37 a $10 7 6, and about l,70o do. Southern, alfO 25 i $10 for common to good choice branda, and $10 a $11 far fancy and extra brano*. There wax no <-ia?ge t< notice In rje iloui or corn meal? 100 bbla of the lattei (Jersey) cold at $4 25. Wheat ? The market wutinuti firm; about 2, <00 buabel* (air Southern white war* sol< at $2 42S, and a rm?ll lot common at $2 35 Corn - The aalea were very light, icluolng a cario ofSouthert white at $1. The range for all kind* waa 97 a a#;. Rye The aalea embraced about 1,500 bushel* prime Penaay! Tim a on irlvate term*, auppoaed to be b?twee? $1 33 i $1 35 liarley and barley malt were withoat transact tiona. Oat* were anleable at 64c. a 69a. far Wither i and Jeney, and 84c a 68c. for State aad Weatem. Comrc. ? The irarket w*e quiet and tale* w?'* unim portent while holders atood out for higher priew, wbl .l were nbove the view* of buyer*. C?lTn* ? Iiealera were atiil dlapoaed to awai: tha re ceipt of later newa by the Aula The aalea, ft o???r reached about S00 a 1,000 bale*, the markat full; equal to the decline previously noticed. Fiih<;itm ? To Liverpool, soil a 1,000 bale* if cottn were eopeged at 5 3Sd a 8-lAd for compr****J and un compreaaed; 20.000 bunt el ? of corn un private terem, I'd box** baron and 167 do lard, at 15*., with 210 do jorli, at?*. To Havre, acme cotton waa engaged, a ?4c. To liremen. 26 ton* mt-aaurr ment good* were en]_ 1 at 2l'a. ; 160 bbla , at 2a. Id., and 80 bbla. koneyAJ at 2H?- per gallon. To Califrr&ut, ra'.ea varie 1 froi* 30.'. a 25e. per ffot mraaurrment. There war* abeut ?ij veipei? on lor fan Kranetwo Furrr ? Pale* i.f 300 boxea bunch raMn* were at $2 45, and 200 layer* at tz 75; prime quality do wee 1 held at $2 87. I Oim ? The market wa? unchanged. ? The total aaiee embraced a* sat 1,?" 1 f?i bbla , Including old meea at a^oat $14 27 a $11 'i0 j $16 37 a $1A 44 for new do , aad $14 25 a $14 37 fo new prime, and $16 tor we*tern; $16 a $16 2$ frrelt pnme meia. Beef. ? The aalea included abont 400bbl?| at $P 25 a $11 50 for country me*. and $? 60 a 17 I cr prime do; prim* m*a? w?a nototT*, and 20>bbl'<| b<ef tiami were fold on term* net atat*<l. Sale* of a/bo . 400 a 5C0 boxea ba< on warn du !e at 8c. a IS. to* latte for claar Icng*. fi*!*a 400 package* eat meati ver made at 8>?c a Pe. for shoulder*. Iar.1. ? Salei c. about 2C0 a 300 bhl*. were mad a , at BHe. a 9\c. tfu ten ad cheeee were uocbai.gce It*j?t. Eftit* ? Houae and lot 320 Forty-third ?tw? 2.' 1 100, $6,250) ditto 346 Forty *ixth atNet, 25xl0< $2,009; ditto 161 Thlrtyflr*t atreet. ?7, $00; ditto K TLlrty-flrat street, $7,300 : ditto 80 W**t Twent; seventh street, 20x98, $6,830 ; one lot aoraer ? Tenth avenue and Fifty ninth a'reet, 45x100, $1,00 WillUmaburg ? Houae an) lot 387 Sooth Thirl atree 2f *94. $1,74.0; bona* aad four lota at Mott H?v? $4,175: tou?e and lot at Htaten lalaad, $1,42$; dit at Foll'i ferry, $2,600. Rk-k.? Hie "al*? embraced about 350 oaak*, part i expert, a 4\c a 6H? > P*rt ?f which waa elf t I the lattar flgure for prim*. frtrtp.? 8t ,f00 lha. ginger *old on private term*. ftnn - Clover waa In fair demand, at 1#?. a lift,, tt j latter flgnre for prime clean. Rough TLatolby wu $3 60; llnaeod waa quiet, at $1 90. .-'i nan ? The market waa tolerably active, at alight ( ea i> r rate*. The aalea footed up about 1,000 a l,2i bbda, Included in which were about 700 New Orlean pari at 4 t*e. a 6? , and a email lot at 6>{a. , 300 dit J < uba. at 4>^c. a 4 Sc.; ar 1 i" ditto, a 4^c ?5S; . mf 3f0 di't" Porto Rico, in bond, on private tern* . Tattow waa quiet and nominal WHtimrT ?The aalea am braced 60 bbla. Ohio, at 30 if -i and 300 ditto State priKn, at 30, Sc. $ 30\: , r.or dolL

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