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t 'rooiihra Till Paper hu Uie Xianert Clrenlatlati of any BTvntnB Paper pnldlabed to tbe United States. Xte value ae an Advertising Medium Is tberefbre apparent. THURSDAY KTBKXHO, JANUARY . to coBaaspoiTDJurrs. So noSaa sen be taken of anonymous CornmnlnMone. What. erer at tatsnded far insertion must be authenticated by th aula and address of the writer not neeessarUy for publlca - thus, but guaranty ofblagoodfaMi. We eatmot undanaka la return rejected Communications. The President of the Common Council announced the Committees for the year last night. The appointment of these Committees Is the most Important act that comes 'within the scope of the President's duty. While the Common Council, as a body, must act upon all business before its final disposition, yet the Committees who examine each subject separately and suggest the manner in which it should be disposed of, shape the action of the Board to a very considerable extent. It is due to Alderman Pierson , the President, to say that he has appointed the Committees in a very liberal and unobjectionable spirit. It was quits natural and proper that he should show a preference to the members whose support placed him in the chair, but he has not carried this obligation to any partisan extreme. Aid. Kalbfleisch, who was the Democratic candidate for the Presidency, is Chairman of two important Committees those on Railroads and on the Fore Department of the Eastern District Mr. Ralphs having declined the latter. Aid. Fowler is Chairman of the Finance Committee, and we believe there could be no more fit appointment, both from his experience and well - known determination to investi gate every subject thoroughly. Aid. Lowber's position as Chairman of the Water Committee is one which will also be regarded by all acquaint ed with the subject as highly appropriate. We mention these prominent Committees as illustra tive of the whole. There is a fitness about the appointments which will inure to the pub lic hid vantage. The following is a complete list of the Committees : On laws and Application to the Legislature Preston, Fowler, Ralphs, Clark, Pierson. On Opening Street, Avenues and Parks Wilson, Walsh, Russell, Fitblan, Hudson. CM Grading and Paving Streets and Avenues Tim Brunt, Preston, Ounaw, Jenkins, O'Noil. On J&Kwiee Fowler, Jonkins, Kalbfleisch, Schols, Palmer. On AetmmentiScholB, Lowber, Fowler, Walsh, Del Vec - ehto. On Public Sneers, Ouleerti and Grades Dor lou, Snyder. Walsh, Smith and Bannon. On Railroads Kalbfleisch, Bliss, Russell, O'Neil, Pier - con. On Public Land! and Buildings Sayda.ro, Jenkins, Wog - lom, Clark, MeNameo. On Fire Department, TP. D. Vail, Schols, Fowler, McMa - bon, Hudson. On Fire Department E. D Kalbfloisch, Snyder, Suydam, Wilson, Smith. On Stages. Snyder, Vail, Hudson, Bliss, Delvecchio. On Police Cashaw, Delvecchio, Walah, MeMahon, Dougherty. On Water. Lowber, Woglom, Preston, Van Brunt, Clark. On Printing Spader, Clark, Snyder, Collahan, McNa - mea. On Welti and Punps. Preston, Dorlon, Spader, Bannon, Rthian. On Supplies andespenses of Departments. Russell, Dorlon, Woglom, Marrin, Pierson. On Lamps and Gas Woglom, Shaw, Walter, Lowber, Palmer. ' On Perry and Wattr Right. Bha, Fowler, Kalbfleisch, Marrin, Fitblan. On Schools, Arts andSdenees. Jenkins, Ralphs, Vail, Delvecchio, Preston. On Public Health Walsh, Preston, Fithian, Schols, Clark. OnPvliie Cisterns Walter, Spader, Bogart, Lowber, Smith. On Markets. Cashaw, Walter, Snyder, O'Neil, Bogart. On Truant Law. Clark, Van Brunt. Ralphs, Jenkins, Hudson. Thb Snow and thb Shopkeepers Malicious HisoHm. The Railroad Company has been subjected to a series of annoyances in their laudable endeavor to keep their cars running to accommodate the public, which ought to have been summarily prevented by the police, if that body was of any other use than to draw a tax from the city. A few store - keepers on Fulton street and Myrtle avenue armed themselves with their brooms and fire shovels, and piled the snow back on the track as soon as it was removed. They performed this petty and malicious attempt to block up the public thoroughfares because they alleged that the company raised ridges of snow on each side of the street. These ridges were raised by the knights of the broom and fire shovel themselves in clearing the sidewalks; and the Bailroad Company held itself ready to cut a passage through to the door of any establishment if asked to do so. On Myrtle avenue and some parts of Fulton street the retailers piled the snow on the track and tramped it down, and when the company's snow plow with six horses came along to clear the track it would get stuck in the snow; the cars would come to a stand still; the whole travelling public was incommoded ; crowds collected in the streets; and then the mis - ctiiet - mafcers would cneer over the success of their exploit.QWe hope the police will be on hand to arrest any who shall attempt to repeat the offense, and walk them over to Raymond street. The Yellow - plush flunkey of theWilliamsburgh Times thinks the Eaqib is not disposed to toady individuals or public institutions and therefore has no friends. The only thing the Times ever had the courage to censure was the rum dis pensed at the Odeon, and that probably because he had to pay for what he imbibed. The shoe - licking Caliban recently tried to. crush out - an other paper published in that district because the business men of the district advertised in it, and if it was Trilled' they would be compelled to use - the Times. Such was the argument he had the shamelessness to advance. Such is the grovelling selfishness of the mercenary sheet. It is now endeavoring to secure an exclusive mo nopoly of the city patronage for that district, in which.it ill probably fail. The Eagle has been the lopomotive that dragged the thing along, or it would have disappeared long ago ; and yet Yellow - plush has not sufficient magnanimity to be grateful, nor manliness enough to show the malevolenee which he cannot all conceal. A Bridge across the East Biver. Mr. John A. Roebling, civil engineer, who is endorsed by the Jbtirnal of Commerce as the greatest living au thority on the subject of suspension bridges, says thata - suspension bridge over the East river, to connect New York and Brooklyn, is not only practicable, but will become absolutely necessary. 'The ereotion of a suspension bridge 200 feet above high water, so graded as to serve as tvn ordinary highway for foot passengers and all descriptions of vehicles, would on the New York side require a length of approach of about 8,000 feet. Mr. Roebling proposes to construct such a bridge for about two millions of dollars, over which more passengers can be transported at any time of the - year, and in less time, and more oomfortabl, thcan now - be done on all the KiUn$ form, together, Municipal AOalrav - Debate In the Common Council. The Common Council transacted a large amount of business last night. Several petitions were presented from petiilont individuals who prayed that the Railroad Company might be prevented from clearing their tracks as it caused the snow to be piled up on each side of the street and barred the entrance to their premises. Aid. Fowler moved that the Counsellor be directed to prosecute the company. Aid. Kalbfleisch said that last year war was fiercely waged against the Railroad Company for not cleaning the gnow from their tracks and running the cars ; this year when they have removed the snow in a very laudable manner, the inhabitants on some of the streets threw the snow back. He thought, instead of censuring the company, the boot was on the other leg. The company cleared the track, and if they had not done so we would pass resolution after resolution censuring them for not doing go. Aid. Van Brunt moved the following resolutions as an amendment : Whereat, A large portion of the residents and inhabitants of the city are compelled to travel on the Brooklyn City Railroad ovory day; and Whereas, The Directors of said company have shown a praiseworthy spirit in endeavoring to clear their track, so as to better accommodate the public. Therefore, bo it Resolved, That in the opinion of this Common Council the Brooklyn City R. R. Co. should ho protected in their rights to clear their tracks through the stroets of the city so that they can run their cars. Resolved, That in all cases where the width of tho street or tho depth of the snow require It, the snow shall be removed by said company, and at their expense, out of said streets, so as not to interfere with tho business or rights of tne owners ana lnnamtants on tne imo or saia roaa. Resolved, That the matter be and is hereby referred to the Law Committee to roport a proper ordinance. He moved the adoption of the resolution out of justice to the people living in the outer wards, who should have some protection as well as the people who live on Fulton street. We have hun dreds of petitions from owners of property on 1 in i? ' ' x l mi - XX - Atlantic avenue against steam, xney want w have the tunnel filled up and run the cars over the streets because the city railroads have taken all the travel out of Atlantic street and ruined their property. And yet the occupants of Fulton and Court streets and Myrtle avenue are in terfering with the railroad company. Twenty thousand people travel over the railroad daily, and they should have their rights protected by the Uommon Uouncu. Alderman Fowler said if a straight forward business resolution was prepared he could vote on it understanding, but a resolution of that kind amounted to nothing. There is deceptionin the penning of it. JLt the gentleman wishes to state that the railroad company have done their duty in making efforts to clear the track, and they re quire a public acknowledgement by the Uommon Council, he was willing to grant it. If it would go on one step further and say that in clearing their tracks so far as obstructions are placed in the street, they should be taken away, he would understand it. Is that what the resolution 6ys? Aid. Van Brunt That is what it says. Aid. Fowler It says a multitude of things like the laws regarding the Brooklyn Railroad Co. passed at Albany. When the resolution comes up fair and straight he was willing to vote for it, but he was not ready to vote for a resolution which does and undoes. He had been along the railroad routes to see the exact state of the case and in Myrtle avenue less difficulty existed than elsewhere, and a little care on the part of tho people and the company would remove all inconvenience. He feared the resolution was a foreshadowing of something behind. He understood a bill was at Albany referring to the clear - . ing of snow from railroad tracks and the resolu - tion might go up there and be taken as an ex - , pression of opinion on the part of the Common Council on some other subject tnantnat directly before them. When the Prospect Hill robbery was on the carpet, Aldermen were deceived into the signing of a private document and that went to Albany as an expression of the Board. After some further discussion Alderman Lowber moved that the subject be referred to the R. R. Com. to confer with R. R. Company to adopt some plan to obviate the difficulties and remedy evils complained of, and report next Monday evening. Agreed to. Stkam on Atlantic street. There are certain annual formalities gone through at the first few meetings of the Common Council which may always be as confidently expected as the meetings of the Board and the scrambles for the offices. One of these is the presentation of petitions against steam on Atlantic street. The perseve - rence of the Jews in waiting for tho re - gathering of the tribe in ite ancient seat of glory is not more persistent than the efforts of the anti - steam petitioners. The spider whose repeated efforts to reach the ceiling inspired Robert Brace with new hopes for the liberties of Scotland, was not a more persistent climber up a thread of its own spinning than are these petition - spinning people. They probably imagine that each new Board must be utterly ignorant of the action of its predecessors, and of the laws affecting the relation between the Railroad and the City, and will be ready to waste its time on subjects which have been finally disposed of to the infinite relief of everybody except a very few who ought to have lived before the inventions of Watt or Ful ton disturbed the quiet of fogydom and stirred the fossiliferous strata where the Rip Van Win kles repose. The Common Council will in all probability give the petitions the go by, without repeating the farce so often played and alwayB terminating in such a silly culmination. E. Merriam the weather sage says, that he was clothed in a linen wrapper during the cold est period of the late circle and felt quite warm; and adds that muffling up only makes one cold If the best way to keep warm is to go naked.the poor aire: the happiest people alive ; and .the wretches who . wear flannel and furs must be truly miserable. We' presume that to fast is the best way to grow Jat.; - and eating heartily must starve - .epicures to death. It would be a goo4 joke if eating was only a foolish habit after all ; no more necessary to existence than chewing to bacco or opium. If Mr. Merriam will establish that fact he will do a greater service to mankind than watching ths fluctuations of the thermo meter. House or Representatives. In the House the Corruption Investigating Committee reported a bill to effectually enforce the attendance and an swers of witnesses, making them liable in default to imprisonment and fines. During a spirited discussion to which this gave rise, the Sergeant - at - Arms brought Mr. Simonton, a correspondent of the Times, before the bar of the House. He refused to respond to the interrogations propounded to him, and denied the right of the House to proceed against him. He was adjudged to be in contempt, and the Sergeant - at - Arms was directed to keep him in close confinement till he purge himself of the offence. Mysterious. On Tuesday forenoon, two'gen. teel appearing fellows from New York, hired an elegant turn - out from Mrs. Neville's stable in South Seventh street, E. D., to ride out upon the island. Up to last night neither the driver,team or men has been heard of, and it was feared that the driver had been made drunk Or drugged and left, while they had taken the property away. The horses, sleigh, harness, Sc., were valued at .boat 9wVi ,'s Mail. THE) BOMB BPff" wr OF CANTON CITY. The Malls by .the America, from Liverpool January 8d, which were dispatched from Boston by the 8 P. M. train yesterday, reached the Eost Office shortly after 8 1 - 2 o'clock this morning. We have received our files containing the details of the bombardment of Canton, and the official correspondence ; and the display of one of the most infamous outrages ever perpetrated even by Great Britain. On the 21st October, Mr. Parkes, British Consul at Canton, sent a communication to Governor General Yeh, in which he said : On the morning of the 8th Instant the British lorcba Arrow, when lying among tho shipping anchored bolore the city, was boarded without any previous reference being made to the British Consul, by a large force or Chinese officers and soldiers in uniform, who, in the face of tho remonstrance of tho master, an Englishman, seized, bound, and carriod away twolvo Chinese out of her crew of fourteen, and hauled down her colors. 1 roportod all tho particulars or this public Insult to the British flag, and grave violation of tho 9th article of tho supplementary treaty to your Excellency the same day,and appealed to you tea fTord satisfaction for tho insult, and cause tho provision of the treaty to be in this case faithfully observed. I am thereforo instructed by her Majesty's Plenipotentiary to Inform your Excellency that that twenty - four hours, to count from the delivery of this representation, are allowed your Excellency to accede to tho demands made to you in my letters of tho 8th and 12th instant ; and in the evont of those demands not being complied with within the time named, her Majesty's naval officers will then have recourse to force to complete satisfaction. The following is the account of the Chinese Governor, in reply : When on the 8th of laBt month, the twelve prisoners were seized on board the lorcha, having ascertained from the officer I deputed to conduct the investigation, that nine of the number were innocent, I directed an officer on the 10th ult. to put them on board their vessel again. Mr. Consul Parkes refused to receive them. Early on the morning of the 22d ult., I wrote to Consul Parkes, and at the same time forwarded to him twelve men, namely, Leong, Mingtai, and Leong Kee - foo, convicted on the inquiry I had instituted, and the witness, Woo Ayu, together with nine previously tendered. But Consul Parkes would neither receive the twelve prisoners nor my letter. The lorcha, it appears, was built by Soo Aching Chinese ; she was not a foreign vessel at all, and her British flag had been purchased through the merchant Block, as we clearly established by the admission of the prisoners, and Woo Ayu, when under examination. It was not known at the time that mv Executive went to seize persons persons on board her, that the lorcha was a foreign vessel. She was anchored in the neighborhood of the Uutch D olly ; she was built by the Chinese Soo Aching. As to the question of the flag, it has been the invariable rule with lorchas of your Excellency's nation, to haul down the nag when they drop anchor, and to hoist it again when they get under way. When the lorcha was boarded, in order that the prisoners might be seized, it has been satisfactorily proved that no flag was flying. How then could a flag have been hauled down ? Yet Consul Parkes. in one despatch after anoth er, pretends that satisfaction is required for the insult offered to the flag. There has been in truth no breach ot tne Treaty committed, and after so many years of peaceful understanding between our two nations, whv. without cause, a military operation should be undertaken I am utterly unable to ex plain. Consul Parks then demanded that the men should have been publicly sent back. The Chinese Governor replies thus : In the case of the loreha, you state, tthat on lho repre sentation of Consul Parkes, I should have caused the men , publicly seized on board that vessel to have been publicly , returned to her, and that it was incumbent on me to admit . their capture by my executlye was mistake. No foreign Bag was seen iy my tixwuuvt: aj. me ,uuit u. mu wptuiu, and as, in addition.to th! , It yas ascertained on examination of the prisoners by the officer deputed jtp conduct it. that tho lorcha was in no respect a foreign vessel, I main, tain that there was no mistake committed. In tho next place, the twelve men wore all handed back to tho Consul after the examination, but he declinod to re ceive tnem ; tucre was not men any reiusai to return tne men to tneir vessel." But the Navy that skulked away from Cron - stand bombarded a Chinese port where no resist tancewas expected. the: lecture season. The New England Qoarse. The fifth lecture in the course at the Congre gational Church, South 9th street, was delivered last evening by the Rev. 0. S. St. John, subject, The Treason of Arnold." The lecture was a chapter from Bancroft to which the lecturer added bnt little by way of embellishment, and did much to mar, by a poor delivery. The subject was illustrated by maps of the then settled portions of the United States and the Hudson River, the scenes of the events treated of in the discourse. The lecturer premised by attributing to the influence of religion the actions of Washington and the Continental Congress, who recognised the hand of God in the glorious successes which attended their efforts, by appointing days of thanksgiving, and by fasting and prayer, when attended with reverses. And he proposed to show by many remarkable events, the evidence of the hand of God interposed in their behalf during that memorable struggle. He .compared the American war of independence to the escape of the Israelites from Egypt, and said that he could trace in the for mer analogies to the Providential interpositions on behalf of the children of Israel. The year 1780 was a disastrous year to the Americans ; reverses in the field had deprived them of nearly all the important cities and positions in the country. Internal factions and party spirit had distracted them : the treasury was empty. In place of - the 86,000 promised by Congress, Washington had only 9,000 men under his command. The only post of importance' held by the Americans was West : Point, which commanded the Hudson: river, and cut off the communication between the British armies in New York and Canada. : This post was under the command of Benedict Arnold, an officer who had distinguished himself as a partisan leader on many occasions, and although t known by Washington as a man of bad temper and profligate habits, yet he had confidence in Arnold's abilities, and believing him to have been wronged by Congress, Washington obtained for him the command of West Point. Smarting under the indignities he imagined that he had received from Congress, overwhelmed with debts, and believing with many others, sincere friends of the cause, that the cause of the Americans was hopeless, Arnold' conceived the idea of avenging his wrongs, to relieve himself from embarrass ment, and ensure his own position. He opened a communication with Sir Henry .Clinton, commander of the British forces in New York, which led to the plot so familiar to history, the events of which were traced by tho lecturer, but which are bo well known that they need no repetition. The capture of Andre, the flight of Arnold, the discovery of the plot were related. Tho conduct of Washington in this great emergency, was in consonance with the greatness of his character ; the precautions he took to prevent the accomplishment of the treason ; his skillful measures to ascertain its extent, all stamp him as one of the greatest among men. The lecture concluded with a relation of the treatment of MrsnArnold after the discovery of her husband's treachery and hiB flight. Washington gave orders that she should be treated with respect. An escort was provided to convey her whitheraoeyej: she wished. She was the daughter of an active tory partizan Jn Philadelphia, and it was suspected that she had influenced the action of her husband, though it Is nro. .bable that she knew nothing about it. But no ATTivalfrtb.e vengeruinesB was snowuu; , xn a village uuuugii which she had to pass; preparations had been: made to burn Arnold in effigy on the evening on which Bhe arrived j but when she reached, the' place the demonstration was postponed until after her departure, and not the slightest insult was offered to her there, nor at any point on her journey to. her friends in - Philadelphia. This is but one instance among the many which testify to the high moral character of the men of that generation, from Washington to the lowliest who achieved for us the boon of liberty which we now enjoy. DaEADnn. Mistakb by a Dbuooist m Balti - mokb. We learn by telegraph from Baltimore that a terrible tragedy occurred in that city yes terday. A druggist filled a prescription ordered by Arnold, a German physician, for a child. The child took the medicine and died immediately. Arnold took the remainder of the medicine to the druggist, and told him he had make a fatal mistake. The druggist persisted that the medicine was right, and to show his confidence in his correctness he swallowed a portion himself. He was immediately attacked by horrible convulsions, and died in five minutes. The doctor, who merely tasted the preparation and spit it from his mouth, was also attacked, and with difficulty saved. The druggist had mixed cyanuret of potassium with lemon juice, devolping enough prussic acid in the preparation to have killed three hundred people. Anotheh Attempt to Rob. An old gentleman named Josiah San Clair, residing a few miles from Jersey City, while on a visit to some of his friends at Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, and wishing to get home early on Wednesday morning, left in consequence, on Tuesday night about 8 o'clock. He left the house and had proceed ed about one block, when he saw two men com ing up behind him, and not being accustomed to City travelling he took no precaution to guard himself against an evil, having no suspicion that any one would attack him. One of the vagabonds came quickly up behind Mr. S. and held both his arms, while the other tied a 'kerchief accross his mouth. They took Mr. S. by such a surprise that he did not know what to do ; but thinking he was in a trap he quickly lifted his foot (which had a boot with a pretty big heel on it) and brought it in contact with the stomach of the villain that held his arms, and so heavy was the blow that he immedi itely let go of Mr. S., but the other scoundrel gave Mr. S. a blow that rather swelled his eye, but Mr. S. quickly regaining himself sent the rascal a reply, that laid him straight on the walk. While this was going on the other fellow took this opportunity to make a retreat, and loudly called to his friend to "Let the old fool alone." The rascal arose slowly to his feet and started off on a dog trot, and left Mr. S. pursue his way. Mr. S. returned and reported all to his friends, and left the house once more, better prepared to defend himself, having procured a good Colt's revolver, which he says, "if it is in the hands of a Jerseyman, it shall do good duty n a case of necessity. ' ' Common Council. Wbdnbsdat, January 22, 1857. An adjourned mooting of the Common Council was held last night. At six o'clock the Board was oalled to order, when seventeen members answored to their names. Twenty being necessary to constitute a quorum an adjournment took place to seven o'clock, at which time a quorum was present. The President, Alderman Pierson, presided. Tho mlnuteB or the previous meeting were read and approved. PETITIONS. Petition of Julius Michael and owners Of real estate on Atlantic street, against using steam on that street. Referred to Railroad Com. Petition of H. G. fi'TTara and others for samn nf W. Sim mons, do; of W. H. Dudley, do; of Thos. Prescott, do; of journey ana uurnnam, ao: 01 wm. rooie, ao; 01 cnas. II. Mills, do. Referred to Railroad Com. Petition of J. Davenport and J. D. O'Neil to be appointed Commissioner ot Deeds ; of Giles Smith for correction of personal tax - of J. C. Nagle for payment for two desks for C. C: of L. K. Miller to be appointod Commissioner of Deeds: of Wm. H. Smith to print manual for the Board; of Michaol Burns for Ailing lots corner of Willoughby street and corner of Walworth. Referred to Law Com. Petition of T. F. and L. M. Newman and 200 others, to prevent tho City Railroad Committee from obstructing the streets. Referred to the attorney of the Board. Petition of residents In Myrtlo'avenuo against the City Railroad Company for obstructing streets. To same. ; Petition of Jno. K. Oakley, in place of John W. Davis who declines, to qualify as Commissioner of Deeds. Carried. Petition of B. G. Edmonds to be appointed Commissioner of Deeds. Remonstrance of Jno. F. Garrison and others against grading and paving Douglass street. Referred to Committee on Grading and Paving. Petition of John M. Morrell for disoharge certificate from Fire Department. To Fire Department Com. Aid. Clark offered a resolution to authorize another Standing Committee, to bo called "Committee on Truant Ixiw," to take effect immediately. Carried. Petition of Louis J". Morrell for discharge certificate. To Fire Department Com. Potltion of citizens to have Ambrose Brown appointed to fill public cisterns. Bond of J. O'. Adams as Clerk of Second District Court. To law Committee to &I4 iffouhd correct. Bond of Thos. Cornwoll as scaler ' 'ot weights and measures. To Law Committee to file if found correct. Com. from Z. Voorhis for blanks, etc., for Second District Court, laid on the table. Pet. of Z. Voorhis to bo appointod Commissioner of Doeds In place of J. G. Eberlo. Referred to Law Com. Petition of H. Philips to havo steam removed from Atlantic Streot. Potltion of J. Storm and others for same; of Geo. Lynch and others. Severally to Railroad Com. Petitions of J. F. Lomas and W. B. Austin to bo appointed Commissioners of Deeds. To Law Com. Petition of B. Latham for organization as Hook and Ladder Company No. 5. Ffre DepartmentCo'ii., W. D. Bill of A. and H. Kemp for hire of room for Eleotion. Bonds of Thos. Reynolds sealer of weights and measures, E. D. To Law Com. Of Engine Company No. 1, E. D., to finish house. Of Engine Company No. 8, W. D., for repairs. To Fire Department, W. D. Of Bucket Company No. 1 for stove. To Commissioner of Repairs and Supplies to furnish at an expense not to exceed 138. Bill oThos. Utter for arrest of an Illegal voter. Of Alfred James to be appointed Commissioner of Deeds. To Law Com. Com. from Fire Wardens, E. D., to be paid salary. Referred to Auditor. i Of Joseph Carr to havo name corrected in tho list of Commissioners of Deeds. To Law Com. Of G. K. Kelly for apportionment of Assessment. To Assessment Com. Of American Oil Company for reduction of assessment. To Assessment Com. Of F. W. Eastman for apportionment of taxes. To Assess - mentCom. Or Mateppa Hoso Company for appropriation to finish their house. Fire Department Com., E. D. Of Bucket Company No. 1 for same. Same Com Of Thos. B. Townscnd to be appointed Commissioner of ueoas. io ijiw um. Orifenry Payson for samo. Same Com. Of Engine Company No. 8 for heater for thoir Engine house. Fire Department Com., B - D. Of Frederick Baker to bo appointed Commissioner of Doods To Law Com. Bonds ofS. - Cockroft sealer of weights and measures. To Law Com. " Petition of Hose Company No. 1 E. D. for repairs To Fire Department Com. . i ' tStthntthmtm.'" " Communication from A. M, Wood, Collector of Taxes, ask - ingthe confirmation of tho appointment of ten deputy collectors, and that the Comptroller be authorized to pay thoir bills whon sworn to. From Auditor rolative to tho deficiency on the matter of Warron street sower, amounting to $2,197 62, that an Injunction was granted restraining the city and on tho argument it was decided against tho city. On motion of Aid. Schols, proposals for a now assessment map of the 19th ward wore ordorod to be advertised for. From Auditor tnrogard to tho accounts of retiring officers. The Auditor says, I desire that your Hon. Body will inform mo as to whether i t was your intont that I should investigate tho accounts of Aid. Maori and Eames, who voluntarily took upon themselves the duties of Justices at the Sixth District Station House, and in violation ol tho Charter kept the Ones, fees and penalties collected by them In their Al - dermanic capacity! To Law Committee for report. From Counsellor in favor of paying E. B. Spooner for advertising assessment sales, which were Inserted by order in tho Exgui and Times, and copied by Mr. Spoonar into the Star without order. Aid. Lowber moved the amount be paid. Aid. Fowler contended that the claim ought to bo inveetl gated. The mattter was referred to a committee for roport Chief Engineer Talbot presented the following : CiiiKT ExaiNEBn's Owick, E. D. 1 January 18, 1860. I 3h Oie Hon. the Common Cauncil: Gontlemen The uwor - gignedia again compelled to call tho attention or the Com - nfcii "Cpuncil'to On 'conduct or WVBraljjhiambisW.en,, glut wmjMwiw Nw, i and 7, 'Vr' TwfWrtUaf W worWrei)brted aa:mil1hlin'.' - nori?Ari In a shameful ftffht. and'again On Thursday and Friday nights, January 15 and 10, two more wnmitn 100c place between tnese samo oomnanies. - in woiun several neraon were morn or less in. lured. ineieaa Between tnese comranies is or ions standing, tne Chler Engineer baa used evoryUabrt to allay the feelings of animosity with whloh either party regard the other, but with no lasting effect; and he now asks that ths condition of tnoso companies no mane tne suojoct or close scrutiny Dy your Hon. Body, to the and that the department may be freed from the demoralizing effect of rob. continuously re curring scenes. The evil does not end with the companies immediately in volved. Each party has Its friends and sympathizers, until what was at first a quarrel between the two Is made to extend its bad influence throughout the department, and a body of men meet together at a lira actuated with the worst passions of personal animosity, and thirst for revenge, instead of the noble and praiseworthy object for which they were organizea. For the credit and usefulness of the Department the undersigned asks that this matter be promptly and fairly ex amined and such objectionable members as may be found In either company expelled ; that one or both companies be disbanded ; or such other action taken as will preserve that narmony anu unity 01 action wnica is bo essential to tne ei - nciency or tne Department. I also report that a disgraceful encounter occurred be tweon Engino Companies Nos. 1 and 10, while returning from an alarm of fire on Sunday, Jan. 17, which I respectfully ask may receive tho same degree of attention as the above. Enclosed is a communication from the foreman of Engino to. No. 4 in relation to the troubles betweentand 7. Respectfully snbmittod, CHARLES C. TALBOTT, ' Chief Engineer, E. D. Ib Charles E. Talbot, Chief Engineer of the Fire Department, Eastern District : In behalf of Engino No. 4. 1 hereby roport Engine No. 7, undor command of Joseph Hopkins, Assistant - foreman, for riotous and disorderly conduct in making an assault on our company while returning from an alarm 01 Ore on Wednesday evening. Jan. 14. Several members and others on our rope were struck and severely Injured. The company ask that this charge be investigated as soon as possioie, ana tne guilty parties punisnea. RALPH KIRKMAN, Foreman. Brooklvn. Jan. 15. 1857. Referred to Firo Department Committee of the Eastern instnci. BONDS. Of W. G. Bishop, City Clerk. Or John H. Gaws, Sealer of Weights and Measures, E. D. ui jonn xianiora, uieric irourtn District uourt. Of Wm. Davison, Inspector or Meat. Or Geo. W. Palmer. Inspector or Pavements. Or Carman Wilson, Sealer of Weights and Measures, W . D vi Mautiias ti. Bickman. constable. Or W. W. Stuart, Inspector of Meat. Of Jotham E. Perry, Clerk Third District Court. Of Leonard W. Kline, Clerk of the Market. Of E. C. Morehouse, Clerk or the Police Court. Petition of Eli Robbins for apportionment of assessment on Underbill avenue. To Assessment Committee. Or B. Wilson to be reinstated in the Fire Department. To Fire Department Committee E. D. Of Zephyr Hose Co. No. 4 to furnish house. Same com mittee. Or Wm. H. Clapp to bo reinstated in Fire Department. same committee. Fatltlon to furnish Fireman's Hall, E. D. Same commit toe. Of Engine Co. No. 3, for alteration. Same committee. Aid. Lowber introduced a resolution, observing as he did so, that a woman had been refused admittance to the Hospital and died soon after, and the affair caused considerable discussion. The physician who refused her admittance had been censured and removed. He offered a resolution that a committee of three be appointed to confer with the TruBtees of tho Hospital to come to some : arrangement by which such occurrences could be prevented in future. He said he did so at the suggestion of the Trustees themselves. The resolution was adopted. Aid. Kalbfleisch movod that our Representatives at Albany be requested to delay action on bills affecting this city until tney sena copies to tne common council, and until tne latter body assents to said bills. Adopted, and the Clerk directed to send the resolution to Albany. Aid. Fowler moved that the Commissioner of Repairs and Supplies bo requested to furnish an account or what materl - riais were in nis omce on assuming its duties, and what was unut lur use irum wear, etc. Auuptea. By Aid. Clark That the President be authorised to form an additional standing committee to designated as the Com mittee on Truant Law. Tho Board then adjourned. Kings County Board ot Superintendents of the Poor. The Board met at their office in the County Buildings yes terday (Wednesday) noon. Present Superintendents Rhodes, Ripley, Booth, Voorhees, and Church. Snpt. Rhodes was chosen Chairman oro km. Aftorthe reading of minutes of previous meeting a com. munication was read from Dr. Balsley, resident physiclan - of i.uu xusyium, m auswur to a resolution 01 tne .Board calling upon him for information as to the statements made by the State Committee rolative to the treatment said to have been practised towards patients by his predecessors. The com. munication was ordered on Hie, andfurtber consideration of tne matter was ior tne present postponed. The matter of the appointment of a man to take charge ui xuu ujuu larxu wiuj tueu La&ttu up, ana Daniel Daly was reappointed for one year from March 13, 1857 ata sala ry or auu. Supt. Voorhoes from the committee to roceive applications and report the name of a suitable person as Steward of the Lunatic Asylum, reported in favor of appointing Supt. Church, of the same Committee, reported iuImikaIit to Mr. Seaman and in favor of John J. Morris for that situation. The nomination of Mr. Morris was than confirmed by the xutiu, iue luuuwiug votes : Anss Supt. Ripley, Booth and Church. N - xts Supt. Rhodes and Voorhees. Supt. Booth and Rhodes, the Committee for that, numnan reported the appointment of Dr. Potter as Temporary Relier riiyeiwttii uuu ruysiciaii w uio insane roor omroofclvn. W. Supt. Ripley reported also In favor of tho appointment of xr. urauy ior me same situation in tne eastern District Brooklyn, at a salary of $300. Adopted. ' Supt. Booth, who was authorised to engage the services of atium, imuuuucua 10 mo xioara mat no snould be able to dispense witn sucn assistance. A number or bills were then presented and audited, and Police. Obstrpctinq thb Railroad Cabs Squads of men and boys busied themselves last evening in throwing snow upon the Railroad tracks in Fulton street and Myrtle avenue, to the Bi.wwiitTOiwiww mo wovomug yuonu. neaps wouia bo transferred from tho side of the street to the tranV. and tho more difficulty the horses had in drawing the cars through,. the greater the rejoicings of the crowd. In Myrtle uTenuu, near rrince street, tne snow was piled upon the v.uuh. w v. iv;yw ui tuui lUQht tuu OlOUifOU UUWU US BUUU as a cake of ice. The police of tho 1st district proceeded to tho place, and one young man named Wm. Heaward, who resides at 110 Lawrence street, was arrested in the act of suoveuing. mo was Drougnt to tne station House, but was subsequently liberated on promise of minding his own legitimate business. A shovel found In a Bnow bank was taken in charge by the police. At a late hour gangs of men and boys, with shovels, went up uu uunu .mjrjbic avuuuu uuu mruw me snow upon tne track. The cars were stopped of course. A woman in one or them became so much frightened that it was found necessary to carry her home. To - day sho is confined to her bed by sickness. The Chief of Police came along unattended, being on his way homo. He endeavored to reason witn tne crowd, Dut in vain. Several valiant fellows who have not courage enough to attack a man without a suffl - cient number or backers, assaulted him, but did notmako much. The Chief being alone, could do nothing, however. He Is confident that with ten men he could have cleared the avenue from one end to the other. There must have been three or four hundred or thosp brayo fellowB, and very uiaa uic; uiust. uu lugeiukuue man. Bsokhx Lamps. The police roport a, large number of mtuf'sua uiukuu uy tue storm in amerent parts or.tue.city. A PiOK - rocKEr Nabbed Officer Kerrigan,, orthe 2d,: dis trict ponco on jionuay nignt arrested a youtn named John Healey for picking tho pockets dfMarv Beattv at the ftilton forry. The accused was brought before Justice Smith thta morning and sontenoed to tho penitentiary for the period or txtrtjv uiuutua. . An Empiotbr Robbed by a Curb: Assistant Captain Brown of the First District Police arrested a young man named Robert Garwood at No. 60 Stanton streot, about 10 o'clock on Tuesday night. Wm. B. McKonzie of Nos. 45 and 47 Canal street, New York, is the complainant. He keeps a store at this place, and states that some tour months since accused applied to him for a situation, and offered to work for 13 a week. Complainant deeming this Bum too small to live upon decently gave him $6 - a week. Since then ho has missed money from thedrswer: On the morning of the 5th inst., ho camo, to. the store and found tho drawer locked. On breakibg' It open he found $152 gono ; auu m.uu3oUj uo usutjruiuiou, umi also leit, wuon arrO tOd he acknowledged to having taken $148, and that he had spent it all in Mercer and Churoh sts. None was found upon his person. The following latter, with accompanying notes was sent to Mr. McKonzie by accused, who having regretted what he had done, seemed desirous of making reparation : " To W. B. McKcnzle: Tuesday. You will certainly be astonished at my conduct, hut it may not bo so bad as you suppose. You would find your cash short $148. I did not take the money as you think no doubt, but supposing I should toll you the truth you would believe it only for a lie. It is 3 months ago since it was so, and I used to make it up In the morning by tho salo of that day, which wore not sot In tho night before being too lato for the books, or if I had not any, borrow It from tho broker. However, I will pay the amount as soon as I am able, although I did not take it, but I was careless. I lost It but was afraid to tell you, as you would not believe It. Yours, Ac. R. GARWOOD. I enclose you two notes for the amount, and I think 1 will be able to meet them. R. O. $74,00. Nw York, Jan. 5, 1857. Six months after date I promise to. pay to my own order seventy - four dollars for value received from W. B. McKonzie. ROBERT GARWOOD. $74,00. Nbw York, Jan. 8, 1867. Nine months after dato I promise to pay to my own order seventy four dollars for valuo received of W. B. McKenzle. . ROBERT GARWOOD, You may depend on It ir It Is atall within my reach, I. will nay the above. I will duel moans or getting It sent you. R. GARWOOD. Oat - wood, who Is a Scotchman, about 19 years of ago, was committed to the cells ta await - examination on the charge. xHe was'taken to 0x4 Tombs In Nw York yesterday, and committed In, fan, DemooraUe Prtmmrjr 'HloeUon - Ji'or a Consolidated Committee for 1857. An adjourned meeting of the Joint Committea was held at Dorset's House, Pierrepont street, on Friday evening, January 16th, for the purpose of farther considering the propriety of forming one Democratic Bepublican General Committee for the city of Brooklyn, and county of Kings. J. A. Dayton, Esq., being absent, Mr. Russell was called to preside. - The following was adopted: Resolved, That the resolution offered by Alderman Wilson to have four dolegatesfrom each of tha wards and towns bs determined upon as a proper basis for tha New Committea be and the same Is hereby adopted. Resolved, That this Joint Committee now order tho Primary Election in the various Wards to elect four delegates, to form one General Committee for the year 1887, also a Ward Committee of seven, and that the said delegates meet to organize said Committee, at Dorsett's House, Pierrepont street, on Wednesday, January 28th, at 7 o'clock. Resolved, That the County Towns be requested to appoint their time and place for the selection of their delegates to the Consolidated Committee. Resolved, That the Primary Elections take place on Thursday evening, January 22d, between the hours of five and seven o'clock, at the following places, and the following named persons bo requested to act as Inspectors. Tho first named being Chairman, and In his absence the noxt In rotation. First Ward John Hlnchey e, No. 22 Columbia street Ix - sreoroRS, I. Van Anden. Dennis Hlnchey, Philip Brown, Lawrence Hanlon. Second Ward Burn's Hotel, corner of Pearl and Plymouth streets. Inspectors, John Carroll, Michael Kennedy two names. lost. Third Ward Colgan's Eagle Hotel, Fulton street. Inspectors, S. O. Cornwoll, R. Barrowski, M. Chaunoey, C; O: North. ' Fourth Ward W. S. Leach's, White House. Ihbfeotobs, W. S. Leach, Henry PowelL John McOee, Richard Holden. Fifth Ward Brooklyn Hotel, Prospect, corner Hudson avenue. Isspbctors, Richard A. Bishop, Robt. Fury, John Flanigan, Pierce Rice. Sixth Ward McDormott's Head - quarters, 893 Columbia street. IiiflPRCTORs, John Cavanagh, James Booth, Jamas O'Brien, P. Keenan. Seventh Ward Cunningham's Hotel, Graham street. Inspectors, Henry Dobson, David Rogers, J. Cunningham, Brian Moehan. Eighth Ward Clarondon House. Isspbctors, Joseph Wilson, Geo. Moore, Wm. Sweeney, Thos. Keboe. Ninth Ward George Morrell's Hotel, comer DeKalb and Nostrand avenues. Inspsctorb, John S. Bogert, Jas. Boyle, P. Clemonson, F. Slnchew. Tenth Ward Landon Lennon's, Fulton avenue, corner Hanover place. Isspkotors, A. Conk, G. Malloy, N. Master, son, J. J. Dowd. : Eleventh Ward Jqhn Buckley's, 413 Myrtle avenue. Inbpbotobs, David Webb, T. Mulligan, James Ryan, J. Ham - bler. Twelfth Ward Grady's House. Hamilton avenue, corner Luqueer st. Inspectors, G. McMahon, T.P. Larkln.'p. Hanlon, T. Renney. Thirteenth Ward No. 89 South Seventh street. Inspectors, Robert Allen, CharleB Control, James Rodwoll, S. K. Hoggett. 1 Fourteenth Ward No. 23 North Seventh street. Irnrao - toes, Philip Brady, J. Farrington, J. Olmsted, T. H. Clynos. Fifteenth Ward Corner of Union and Grand streets. Inspectors, Andrew Marshall, Thomas Rigley, Patk. Learey, J. Dugan. Sixteenth Ward Military Hall, Captain Kelhl's. Is - spbotors, John Bolton, David Lindsay, T. H. Saal. J. M. Gillett. " ' Seventeenth Ward Water's, Green Point Hotel. Inspectors, Smith Crooker, Henry Lamp, Smith Rulan, T. M. Pholphs. Eighteenth Ward Corner North Seoond street and Bush - wick avenue. Inspectors, James Fitagerald, M. Kalbfleisch, Hiram Helmes, D. B. Ames. Nineteenth Ward Luke O'Riley's, corner of Kent avenue and Clymer street. Inspectors, C. H. Dougherty, Henry Liber, Benj. Lawrenco, D. Flarinery. ROBERT A. RUSSELL, Chairman, Wm. B. Peck, Secretary. DCE2D. .i.1"? f1'? fy on SOthlnsi, Gertrude Vajcdkrvmb, rellot of tne late Abram Vanderveerjind mother - in - law of Georee L. Shaw aged 92 years. The fr lend and acquaintances ef the family are Invited to at. tand her funeral to - morrow (Friday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from her late rssldenoe corner of Park ave and Cumberland st, with - out further invitation. nHSr. C"J' on2" 21rt?'. Henkv Oaket, aged X year The friends and acquaintances of the family, lie members and exempt members of the Flre Department and other auoclatlona of which he was a member, are invited lo attend bis funeral tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, at 2 o'olock. from his late residence Kent near Myrtle avo. (IT Democratic Refubuoah Standing Ook - hotee of the County of Kings. .svjStffi6? 56?.Un8 of 108 2 committee will be held at theagie Hotel Fulton ., on Tuesday Evening, Jan. 27th, at 7X o'clock, for the purpose of appolaUating Inspectors. Ume and place for holding the primary eleotloas In the varlouii wards and towns for the year 1857. nn v , BICHARDA. BISHOP, Chairman. Geo. K. Aecheb, Searelary. jjj dui JIT Lutens ! Likens ! ! Lnnatsl i SITINGS, FRONTINGS, PILLOW CASINGS. J"iSB"rte - of celebrated 1 Sake of Bleb, l&ealiyord8ni 0a' u4, , . ,. . . HORTON & SONS, 279 Fulton sL And sold atretalt atabout the wholesale prioe hi New York ; also a large stock of every disoription of linen and other house! keeping goods equally oheap, at , lftl : - HOETON A SONS, J2uot Zlfii'ixltott street. HTCoxtons! Cottons'! Cottons'!! tvos0?, "?k ?! P0T1'N SHIRTINGS and SHEETINGS, bought baforethe late rise, add selling at the old irloas rZttw,hloh.''i,Jle I?0 - Mills, New Yorl MiLta, WamsuSa D wigB English Long Clolhs, and all the most celebrated tvlei all retailed at the price of the commlaiton house by ue , ,. HORTON & SONS, 279 Fulton street. JfTMAETiN S. Paink's Writing, Bookkeep - eTaln.? - TerS 2 and for Wrtuhg'l6 - lason. From Ex - Gov. SrRAauE "I ohoerfullv runnmmonrt W - s a skilful teacher of writing. nl8 3m JSP" Miles O'Rbihy, EKonnnaa distiller, 248 FRONT STREET, NEW YORK, i , ".fy' ' , "ClenJevit," and "Gray's" Sootoh Malt Whiskey. 17 ai of Cork' '"land, lauding, end for sale from Bonded Warehousa. niatf MORSE & LYNDE. Counsellors at Law No. 9 Court street. ogN B. Horse, C. R. LrNns. CP Alt, thb Magazines, Nkw - Works, Noveis, Music, Siatlonory. Fancy Goods, Flotures and Blank Books for TegByT aTHBN.&uk BOOK STOR W JIPHAT8, CAPS AND TRUNKS, at WILLIAM H. PECK'S, 114 Fukon - st, opposite Sands - st, gfP Removed to 56 Wmns Stbebt. Thb Huh Teuss Office Is removed from 4 Vesey street, to 56 White street. Ne w York. K M. BUTLER'S Patent TrusS aid 1 supported Pale" w fast superceding all others in use, can only be had or ihe na - ' atee and proprietor, at 56 Whita st., ' doors west of Bl ad vrlj. fig" J. O'MAHONY, DEALER in IMPORTED WINES, BRANDIES and 8BGAB3 23 MYRTLE AVENUE, ' m m . near Fulton street. CIT Elegant 'Bronzed, Parian and Richly aiSfceaAa $lteL2 - Superioo ir ., a rtwu ,at r; uuqn si., Brooklyn Rich Silver Placed Tba Setts, Castors and Cake Boakets, at OVINGTON - BROTHERS 218 and 220 Fulton it, Brooklyn. A Superior Coai. vemide axemen.! TwuS SS53 Hiiiinu. thiT.,, - f ' I ?,Mon na are now prepared to ;.rr. . p L TI, ",". eneairomyard, to fam es Sh,5'wn1L5a?"r?oliynor N(w York, free of cartage" or by the boat load at the wharf. MARSTON t POW1SR Coai DeDot at Htmi wh - r hiJrrs;f.r. - iy,r.i'y. . wvvirv F5?' O'..afor street, two doors from Wallet, 5erMtewhen w Bna wm "a is. XT 'i? ""uy coruiy tnai we nave mauo arrangement with Messrs. Marstok 4 Power to give them a !U aujiply of 1 TT - - 1 , , , . j.. ..uiiiuiTOui mountain iraai ror me yjin o. it can Be obtained from them in Its purity. In cousequeuoa .ol Im provements In our machinery lho coal of this year's production xuiBuuinaia, siarca uno. woo. 0RAirT. Hahr. TJntnnr PnWti anA A Ms r J uuu juxix - . missloner of Deeds. Legal business couduoted with despatch Law copying done neatly and promptly. ,,VmoS.'7.!r0?r . "S11 al tnB HaU - Residence - No. 114 South Ninth street, E. D. aDj .f t&m R a nnr.vTi v TT . dudm D - n Stoht, at the Old Stand. No. 25 Fulton street, having en arxedhlsDrnmlBnaitnil aAAfA t fcia oti. . - u.' ca !Srl"?n 10 Mend. Md'psTrons, VnJ lid Tother. ' who may be pleased to favor him with their custom """"V erdtE . " ' Jouatevg made to N. B. - Agentaforthesalaof all kind of Coal and Wood. ITimi'a TT . n. l ci 01 FuUon street, is acknowledged to be remote with bji TilI Hshment., and his prices are moderato. v "ar 63'1" airras ata 10 ""outtiugor children's To those gontlemen who can aonrnnto ,k ... peny administered Shampoo, or an eisT inn, if X. we say, go to Wilson's Saloon. 3 rem1 f "e br - Wilson H ad artist of no oommon order To those, who ,ih

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