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New York Times, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1864, New York, New York Cimca, Safurbajy, Jfttoarg 6, 1864 AFFAIRS AT THE STATE CAPITAL PROGRESS OF LEGHSLATION, CONDITION OF THE SCHOOLS. Synopsis of Bills Before tbc Legislature. OUH ALBANY A fiow Some Loalnlntorn Rrgnrd a GlimpKC oT Kebelilom. ALDA.NT, Monday, Feb. 1, 1884. To an easy-tempered contented alvle of man, these vacation when one may lounge in tho 11 brary or sU at ease in the hotel, would be the pleas- antest days the legislative session. Unfortunately for the enjoyment of vacation days, this Indian-sum jner theory of life does not flaarlsh at the Capital. It is not thequtet men, to whom Idle days are a'.luzury, but men fond of activity, to whom repose soon bo- comes a wAriness, that are for the most elected members) of the Legislature. Hence, these vacation dayi are unqualifiedly tedious to members whoso homes are too i emote to DO hastily visited. Tho work of the committees Is to some extent a relief, but the energies of .ill are not absorbed in this labor. The greater number of those wbo remain here, regard this weekly hiatus as an annoyance, rather than arcs- pile. In alscusslnB this matter, a member pathetically remarked, lhat during1 a three days' vacation, while bit compeers were solacing themselves with tho en- joyments ot homo and the sweets of domestic life, fift with a Uttio band of martyrs had marched procession three times ench day Iu the Capi- tol, and three times each day had returned In the same melancholy manner with bis victimized friends to their place of temporary abode, but 'the were lonely and saddening, gloomy and comfortless as the ceremonials of a luneral occasion. So it seems, I tbtnk, to some of those who enjoy, or try to ebjoy, a comfortable pipe or a protracted lounge in the vacant chambers of the Capitol to-day. Ingen- ious projects for relieving the tedium of abundant leisure are not wanting, and, on the whole, these dayg of rest are got through, with In a very comfort- able and commendable manner. Vet U Is it some- what prevalent feeling that there Is an Injustice on the part of those who condemn members to this lite of loneliness even for a brief period. The mem- ber who has no very pressing labors here during va- cation, and. yet submits good-naturedly and willingly to an arrangement by which others visit their homes while be Is left oa guard. Is as diilicult to lind as the. member who came to the Legislature of his own choice, and not simply to gratify his constituents. If constituents knew the Immense amount of personal convenience annually sacrificed to meet their wishes, I am confident that they would be less exacting in thelrNdemands. Tbe monotony of vacation days was a little re- lieved yesterday by a glimpse ot rebel 0am. Three hundred rebel soldiers passed tniough Albany, en from Chicago to Boston. In tbls locality they were, of course, a curiosity. Most of them were Louisiana trourjs, 'captured at Missionary Ridge, Nov. 33. For the months since their capture they bad been Kept at Rock IiUna, and, according- to their account, had enjoyed sumptuous faro every day. They bad finally concluded to take the oath of allegiance, and some of them assured me that they were very strongly In favor of Uncle 9am. They Doasted that their respective regiments hail never been whipped, and asiertcd that they had given UD tneir arms of their own free will when they were taken prisoners. It was no use, thev said, to fight for nothing, and now that thev were on the right side they If the Government gave teem an opportunity, to shtm that Charles- ton could be taken. Their only complaint was of "Snnany as they termed IUOIB wbo guarded them on their journey to Qoston. They were a litile too strict, they Insisted, Jafld did not treat them as brothers In arms In a common cause. Surely the guard were not to De blamed. The sight of a rebel uniform is at any time good rea- son lo' iuiplclon, at least on the part of a Union sol- dier. VV'Qcn the rebi nave doffed their nondescript clothing, and donned the uniform of Uncle Sum, they will undoubtedly raejst with different treatment from Union joldters. Arrangements for a mast complete ventilation of the Assembly Chamber have been In progress for some days. It is hoped tnat when the members again assemble they will be relieved from the Inconven- ience ol deficient ventilation which, bas from year lo year been just cause of complaint. P. -D. The The Bounty Tbe Niagara 6hlp Canal. ALBIHT, Tuesday, Feb. 2. The ordering of a draft in March to fill the de- ficiency In the last two calls, Is a theme of general conversation, and brings a question of special inter- est before the Legislature. How best to meet this or- der for two hundred thousand men in addition to the tnree hundred thousand of the last the question requiring an Immediate, answer. It is believed by aome'leading members of the Assembly, that If towns and tocmies are left to make efforts as they have hitherto done, and compete with one another In offer- Ing bounties, some of them will be disheartened, aad the requisite effort will not be made. An effort upon a general and common basis through- out the State is deemed deiirable, and the adoption of some plan that shall pievent competition is strong- ly .urged. This is favored by tne local press and by lufluectlal citizens here. With this in view, Mr. AaDucs, of Franklin, gave notice of a bill in the Assembly last evening, providing for a Slate bounty of three hundred dollars, to be paid In place of all local bounties In the Stale, to men who shall volunteer after tne 1st day ol February. Whether this bill will meet wltn general favor I do not venture to predict. In discussing the General Bounty Bill Ins! week In tbe Senate, Senator Burins obtained the assent of Ihe Senate to the opinion, that It would not do to refuse to legalize bounties above if towns should see fit to pay them. Such bounties must sometimes bo offered In Ihe border towns of tlie State to compete with boun- ties offered In adjoining Stales, and such bounties will, therefore, be paid, whether legalized or not. Such was ibe opinion that prevailed la discussing tlie General Bounty Dill but, as the question now comes up under different circumstances, u may be differently decided. The Senate recommitted the General Bounty Bill to the Judiciary Committee tnis mornlDjr, and Senator BILL gave no rtce of a bill providing lor a State bounty of This bill Is the sane as that noticed by Mr. Anmtiirs In the Assembly. A bill providing to legalize the proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of Monroe County In paying bountlci to volunteers, and "each man who may be drafted under the last call ot furnish a occasioned a spirited debate In tbe Assembly this morning. It was urged by the friends of tbe bill that the county ought to be permitted to tax .Itself for any purpose toe people desired to be taxed for. It was held on the other hand, by members prominent for tielr adherence to tbe strictest Union that! It would be eminently unpatriotic to sanction any proceedings of county boards by vthich_ It is proposed to rewaid den who, Having been drafted, decline to serve In person, but secure the services of a substi- tute.' The principle Involved In the bill has been too dlicuned by the public press to leave any queitlon as to relation to strict loyalty to the Government. The bill was finally left for further consideration hereafter. The Niagara Ship Canal Company bill was con- sidered Dy the Assembly ID Committee of the Whole this morning, and several names added to the Hat of directors named In the bill. Mr. Dimmer, of New- York, urged, with a good deal of reason, that It be advisable to strike out Ihe list of directors named, and leave the stockholders to elect their own dlrectois. He promoted tnls not because of objection to any of the some of whom he knew to be, and all of whom no presumed to be honorable gentlemen, bat because he thought It the right of those who woulu collectively have to Invest mlliioDf o( dollars, if the company succeed In their object, tbj choose who shall direct the expenditure of Without taking action upon this proposition the bill was lull for luture consideration. The bill to legalize certain acts of tbe Hoard of o( New-York County, and to provide for the payment of certain bonds specified, and to au- thorize the borrowing of money to pay riot lost In the Senate this morning, by a vote of elRht Ut thirteen. AS it was general order day to-day, and many bills upon the list to be conaldarea In Committee of Ul8 Ofder of buslneM, "the Introduction T11 not reached, and tha SpecUl Bounty noUce BlTea lMt was BntMinoiu COMMII WM asked for 1 but not It will bo in- hu "MlMt Practicable moment, and It -.blj b, yor; Ipa, bjfcro hin Legislature will be known In reganl to the policy It proposes to Inaugurate In reference to raisins troops to fill lhe last call for two hundred thousand men. r. D. flic- GoTornor's Tlio County Patriotic ItCBolii- Tuo IVInanra Canal Company Tlio Lint of Stricken Train Iho Hill-Tito General IZonntr Bill Tainted tho AIDANT, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1664. The review of I ho Governor's Hcabage waa con- tinued last evening In the Senate by Senator WIIITR, of Syracuse. Re criticised the message, taking a different view from that taken by tho speakers who have preceded him. He contrasted the course pur- sued by Gov. SirHOUE with lhat of other Governors of the Empire State, and by viewing the message In Its historical relations, threw new light upon Us char- acter. The effort was scholarly, and gained tho close attention and assent of those who listened. The opinion prevails that It disposed effectually of the Governor's pretensions to strict loyalty. Tho bill for paying a State bounty to tho amount of three hundred dollars each, to who may eullst under the last call for two hundred thousand troops Introduced In the Assembly to-day. The bill noticed In the Senate, yesterday, for the same purpose, differs In one point from tho Assembly bill, though Identical in lift object. The point of difference Is wltb regard tn the method of railing tho money to par the bounties. The Senate bill contemplates raising this money by direct tax in two years; the House bill proposes to issue Slate bonds, payable In twenty years. Mi. KcDDtnaToir offered concurrent resolutions this morning, which, after a. preamble relative to tho President's recent proclamation calling for five hun- dred thousand soldiers, reads as follows: Rrsnlvtil, That the said proclamation Is issued at pre- cisely the riivlit tune. Is eminently fit and proper, de- manded by the exigences of thu country, und Thereby re- ceives the sanction of the Legislature of the Slate of New- Yoik, to the end the arm of the Government may be strengthened, tho nulluiry force increased, and the rebel- lion proniytlv anil six-'cdllv subdued Tliiit coplps of preamble and resolutions be transmitted by the Clerks of the Housed to the President of the Uni cd States and thu soveral Governors of the loyal Siafcs iinmoiliately the pa.-saa'e of tlie resolu- tions by the Legislature. Tho Niagara Sh'lp Canal Company Bill was taken up In lhe Assembly, and considered in the Committed of the The amendment moved yesterday by Mr. BiHiDicT, sinking out the list ot directors named In the bill, was adopted in committee to-day by an afflrmallve vote of 65. The bilJ was also made tho special order for Wednesday evening of next week, Its consideration not hnving been completed. Mr. BRTAtiTgftve noltreof a bill requiring the Chief Justice ihe Court of Appeals to file copies of decis- ions of said court In the Clerk's Office, and requiring the clerk to furnish copies ol such decisions on file or or any one of them to parties desiring It, upon pay- ment of a fair compensation for copying the same. Bills were also noticed to Incorporate the National Fund Savings Bnrtk of New-York also, the Annuity Savings Bank ol New-York also, the Clever Fel- lows' Club ot New-Yarn. The bill providing for a consolidation of the New-York Central and Hat'em Railroad Companies was Introduced In the Assembly this morning. 1 he bill fixlne the salary of the Police Justices of Brooklyn passed" the Assembly. Noiico was also given of a bill to Incorporate the Brooklyn Free Academy. A lively discussion In relation to a bill for taxing dogs was Indulged In by the House as a wind-up to to-day's proceedings. Some of tho members express- ed themselves In favor of a tax that would inauie the death of a targe proportion of the dogs in the State. They were also in lavor of including New- York County in the Tax BUI havtntc this in view. It was finally agreed to fix the tax at one dollar, and without deciding upon other points the bill was left for future consideration. The Senale occupied tbe morning session In discus- sing the General Bounty Bill, which legalizes the action of towns and counties in paying bounties to volunteers, and providing for pnvrrrentof bounties in future. It finally passed the Senale by a ser- vices ot the voutti between the ORCS of 16 and 21 Years. Of those who are not themselves connected with tbe array, many are withheld from the scnools on account of the want of necessary laborers. Tho decrease in the attendance at the academics may be attributed the same cause. There are 771 fuee schools and 1.CC8 private schools. The attendance upon the tatter was Two cities do not report private schools. Allowing for these, tbe attendance is not far from In the colleges there were and in tho academies and academical departments of Union schools, making the aggregate attendance upon all tnc schools In the State U84.G95. A litile more than 90 per cent, were In private schools, 3Jj per cent. In academies, and 3-10 por cent, lif the col- leges. When so large a proportion of the people look to tho common school for the education ol their children, the character and support of these schools are of paramount concern. Making clue allowance for tho larva number of children between four and six years of age, who do not (and ougbt not) attend school, and for those be- tween sixteen and twenty-one, as above stated, and the number of children of school age reported as not attending any school creates less aston- ishment. Of the seventeen school years as fixed by law, there are, therefore, six which are not, tuliool- Eolng vcarf. Of tnc registered in the common schools, only attended over 10 months Gi, 161 clgbt and less than ten; six inuntha and less than eight; 17G.221 four months and less than MX two months and lets than four; and lass than iwo months. A majority of the children, therefore, attend but a very short period each year; and a brief calculation will exhibit the virtual loss Incurred by this enormous failure In the duty of school attendance. The aggre- gate iocs of school Instruction, for those children wbo attended less than six months during the year 1803, amounts to months, equal to school years, of six months each, In one official tchool year. If It be assumed that the children, whose attendance exhibits this deficiency, could have been taught the whole six months by the corps of teachers actually engaged, then, allowing fifty pupils to each teacher, we have a loss equal to tho service of more than teachers, The toss, therefore, in tbe remunera- tion paid to the 15.703 teachers employed, wilt exceed one million of dollars annually aid a far more se- rious and Injurious loss Is inflicted upon the future of our country. The loss of school years Is equivalent to the schooling of 312.6U7 children for one school year of lix months. It may be shown that In a single decade, as to these now neglected children, taking one hundred dollars as the minimum value of a lifetime of an educated over thai of an uneducated person, and wo gain In ten years the sum ot and If this be added to the amount above estimated at It maces or an annual rela- tive, none the less real because relative loss, of Large as the figures appear, they do not chow the whole loss. Time (and time Is the harvest time of youth is lost, and oftentimes re- placed by mischief and damage. Human happiness the beneficial results wtile.h most surely flow from the acquisition of (.Knowledge of our political duties as citizens of a free State, from a proper ap- preciation of the principles of social ethics, and from a conscientious understanding of the obligation of obedience to the wholesome restrictions ol law, both human and are jeopardised or loit, or worse than lost. Few parents are aware of the serious Injury wroupht by a day's absence once or twice a week in the child and in school. In the mind of the cntld despondency Ukes the place of cheerfulness and courage, Indifference supersedes animated interest, and the apathy of Icnorance supplants all fruitful desire for intelligence, or for an honorable and use- ful career In life. In the school the classes are de- ranged and demoralized, and extra care and labor are Imposed upon the teacher in the government and Instruction of the pupils. In whatever light pre- sented, the non-attendance and Irregularity of the at- tendance upon the schools, mast command Die se- rious attention of the Legislature. It Is suggested, that in tnc rural districts, greater regularity of attendance might be secured, il a part of the public money were apportioned on the basis of attendance. This would make It the pecuniary in- terest of every taxpayer to encourage a regular and general attendance at school. This mode ol appor- tionment (IBS been adopted in sistei Stales witli hap- py results. The average time school was taught during the year, not including the cities, was seven months uud eleven year lo vear rjuitn uniform. The number of teschers employed In Itra was males aad females. la ItW. there were males, females. This, in- cludes ail who were employed for any term, how- ever short. The number of teachers reported as having been employed at the same time lor six months or more (indicating more nearlv trie number required to sup- ply tnc in Ib62, was in it 133 tins 15.703. For the payment of teacheiV wages, there were ex- pended, in the elites, 05 lit the rural dis- tricts, 02 total Thle amount Is upward of less than that expended In 1HC2, and the decreaie may be accounted for in part bv the diminution in the number ol male teachers, and In part fay a more rigid economy practiced in the rural districts, Induced by tne pressure of the times. There were raised by local taxation for school pur- poses la Chin. Rural In 18B3 CO 2s Oft In IfctW..... 607.WJ1 34 2.0CS.057 74 To the amount lulsed by taxes In the rural districts, it is necessary, iu any comparison with the cities, to add that raised by rale-bill, which wan 05. Tbis will make the rum raised outside of tlie cities during the past year 33. The amount of school money for the fiscal years 18b3-l U as follows From Common School Fund.............. en From tbe United Htatei Deposit Fund 00 From the State School Tax............... l.oso.mi n Total.................................. 11 This is apportioned as follows For Salaries of School Commissioners......... 00 For District Quotas.......................... Xi For rupHOuotas........................ fcTl.hiio 74 For Libraries............................... 00 For Contingent A pportionmeut .............._ ,__ I u 15 Tetal.............................. II Tlie actual expenditure fur tbe maintenance of tbe schools for the years 1602-3, was IntheCltlei............................... PI In Rural Districts............................. 30 21 The New-York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb Is effectively fulfilling the pur- pose of Its eitablUhmcnt. There ara among its plls 357 beneficiaries of this State 31 country pupils, under the azt of 1843 33 supported by their friends, 1J by the State of all, 33S. For- ty-six State pupils have been appointed during the year, and 43 reappointed. The high class" bas oeen a success, the pupils having very generally acquitted themselves with credit. Tho health of the Inmates It good no death has occurred during the year. In the Institution for tho Blind thare are 145 pupils males, 74 females. There are 130 State pupils, and 0 from New-Jersey. During the year, 30 have left by graduation or otherwise, and 17 nave been re- ceived. Tho pupils ara instructedln common and higher English, music, and various Handicrafts, under the direction of 20 teachers. Most salutary reforms have been Inaugurated. la Ihe Now-York Asylum far Idiots, (at Syracuse, under tbe supervision of H. B. WILBDB, M. tbere are 140 pupils, embracing every grade of mental and physical Imbecility. WiUirarrMir eicepUons-tho pupils glvo evidence of steady Improvement The Institution li doing noble wojrk la elevating to ute- M tajl JjjJM of The State appropriation was per- capita of less tnan a vcar for each pupil. The provisions for the education of Indian chil- dren and youth hare, during (he punt yrar. oeen fiiilri- lully and efficiently carried out. New school houses have been erected on several of the reservations the altendanre upon the schools has been more reg- ular, and tbe Improvement in tnc temper ana spirit of the people Is mnrkrd. There arc however, dis- abilities that stand in thr wuy- of their advancement In Intelligence and LliP uiU of lile, justly claim the attention of thp Thno was paid for ilic support of the fnuian schools during the last fiscal year 20. Tno current expenses for the year were, however, somewhat larger. Tho Thomas Orphan lo do Its Invaluable work, in tho care and education of desti- tute Indian children and youth. 8TATK CANAI-9. Anncnl Report of the and HurTcyor. The canals arc divided into three (livioinna, each division being in charge of Iwo engineers appointed by tho Canal Board. These are Dattcrn Division, D. C. Jenne, W. 11. Cooper. Middle, J. Plait CondRrll, AI. S. Klmbsll Western, 0. Storey, W. W. Jerome. The canals Imvo been In good navlcablc condition during the year, and business bas been large And re- munerative to the Slnte. Tho Slrtlo Engineer recommends the removal of wall benches from the inlini of the canal. These benches remain in 87 M miles of tho canil, and are a serious hindrance to the lame class of landed hoatf. The De Kuyler Ilet-crvolr for supplying the long level on the Middle Division with water, has been completed at a coat of 82. A weigh lock is lo be constructed at cost Of There arc IIfl locks on the Chennngo Canil, and they are in a bad: con iltlon, and should be rebuilt. The Chcnango Canal is In a lamentable condi- tion." while the Increase of busmen upon it calls for tlio immediate attention ofine Legislature. A serious bieak occurred on lhe Geuctcr Villry In July last, doing ersni injury ID the rnnnK and nfsn- ly suspending navigation for tae reni.ilndcr of tiic teuton. Tne cnlargmcnt aecount waa declared rinsed in IP02. Rrcord maps of the enlarged are ijcini; rundo for t tie purpose ot being plured on filf In the department. When tlicsr maps ciiall nr tlif enlargement account can be fullv closed up und settled. Ho takes strong trroutvl against the construction of nrw locks of enlarged size on ihc OnclJu L-JAC Canal, considering that (lie expenditure will prove n to till waste, arising Irom the Impractlrahllliy ol bubtulnlus the pioner depth ol water over Fish Creek UHIS, and u new route, rumiinp from Durlmm- ville into South IJ.iy, which will enter the lake at a point at all SCJ.SOH3 there will be a sufficient clepih of water, and no detentions will occur to pre- vent the ingress and egress of the uoats, ounng any portion ol tlie season. The cost of construction be- ing the same on either route. Ho recommends a plan for Improvement of the Albany Ilasln, unlarffJnji the npeiunps at (he head and foot, and contacting the basin at the centp-, to the end Dial the current will keep the basin clear from the deposits which huvc heretofore accumu- lated, and the collection of all tbe sewers Inio a rnMn sewer to be discharged into the river below the baMn. repoit contains survey and estimate? lur the Improvement of Allegany River, trom the junction of said river with the Genesee Valey to the mouth ol Great Valley Creek. Also a report and proceedings of tlie Commission- ers for the ol the Hudson iliver be- tween Troy anu New-Baltimore. Also a report of the rasl of constructing one tier of gunboat locks on the Uric anil U.swcgo Cuinis, lu- c-ited outride of the prtsent loc-ks, together with the estimate to lengthen one of lhe present locus forme same purpose. following will show the amount of work oone daring the fiscal year, ai construction woik, ordi- nary repilrs, over which the Engineer DepruUncrt had supervision, not Including work under repair contracts EASTERN DIVISION. Amount. Erie la G'hiunj'luin Canal................... a3 Black illver Canal................ 01 UID1ILC DIT1SIO.V. Fric 01 Odwcgo Uannl l.i. 02 CavuKaand Heneca Canal.......... in Biililwlnsville HH Chemunj; Canal.................... 10 UronHeil Lake Canal................ 28.b'.-5 6'J Chenanxo Canal.................. 11 Erie Canal Geiieiee Valley Canul 22 Kiiiintj of I'l.nlt v to o nhct ol iiiirtu-i- n li- .u ju I inriil or rp.-rl o. o tli K Iicwc ild 'n-n n f 0111 I1' ir u JIIK tin n BUI I, pi'rinlB.Miiii Iu itiu' i.l on shall Iu uiautcd by Hie Couuty Judfuol tin: couuty. I.V KKLATIOri 10 Scrintor sinentlment to. the "Act to PR .ru creiUi.jr, JUM li i> ol (h hlora w'.o to of mf'i IIT ailding to HIL (ouitli SECliiin tl e Ary (noli the eniJlrnlinn of one ycnr from Die I'aage of the Hon Hppiiintiiie tl.ein mn-h hen autijoritdl in of nny nudilf n upon fhe ny hen-York to frch luai.uii ..ici'Mres t.-rth'1 ifitncoot the 1 T :u he1 :icci 3 'iry, al.vl (o use ll.c wuj.c of the if.liou. nc'cea-Bry. >illiicrotm iiljna and luvenlious fur oli'tni'-'.on1-, llo-it- iiiK lie linttei i- 1. iron cl-.'Ii. .Vc Kera nrgod upon th i n.liut they rcfiiF-.l lln in :in they did nuKlcein the wni m.nlc ful the tc lilif; new ami ui.iri'-u 1 lie att authorize" tin- to pu.-c'ii'-e can- non. nrovlde sul'Uiiinnc raite..Ls, Ac., nod ID ukf tucli icH'TSurc ;i> jo )iro t _l ilii-wimir iion'icr. I vit ih-y b'1- i ho jn.iin wu to procret'the Nf ir- York, ami 0.1 ail the fur' .mil b i-h h- v, ln passed by any lioatile vt-js'.'l U tc to heavily Iron-clad ai to d.fy ull land arh'eveinents of our navy, however, ehriw that no h.i'bor anfu unl'sB by soin.; lions of arresting the pronrciS of vi sioln. ami holding thrm some time under the lire ot the '1'i t1 commis'lnn for some plan fit ni .-truct.on. a Board of Kiijf.nccrs. of O. W. C'liLiti. H Tyc )rr anil K .M II. TRM- to oxainlno the submitted. The cazamla- sim ot last yiioiiicd one. liut uwmn tn uuexpiclotfly hisii of Use .'t and llic imw Iritnillv a'tkuile I'owrrs. it to laKc no furtlitr ftcpt in the uulicr ut fiei ilit- unti'. dircv- llor. .roin pie-x-M lowe-t pr K.IS and the liin'litJt CONSOLIDATION OV THK AiW-YllRK CKNTRAL AND IIARLEU RA1I.ROA1) COHI'AMKS. Mr. MrNmi.'s bill the above companies, at any 1 .'lie -.Tiiliin sii .ifter the pasbaije o! Una act. to rori-oliiljio into n amitle cnri'orHtion. in the follQwing 1. TJio jJirerl.jrt of pucli co.iiji.iny inu au the of :hflr com- ihe ttrn.J comlitioua thereof, tl.e modu (if doiiiit tlicinno, nr, new corporation, the ii'ii-.ilter ol Hire-tors theicnf which shall If Icsi than fhirteen, the amount of and tha number of shariM whi :H shall iiot be leu in umcunl thxa ariioii'it ni the capital stocis of the two cninianio. anil not lip increased, except in accordance with tha act paieed April 'i, Sui-h aureement 3lr.ll be deemed to be the agrea- metit ol (hi- sali! e rroration" uniil after it has been aub- mJO'-d In ihe kl.oliK-ri, ar.J ajipruvid o> a vole of Hi Ic'ist two Ihi i represented .it tlieuueetlLicof each of Wild curporn'iors. SEC. I jion the ratKylrK of the above, ami the filing of a copy thereof in the ufltoe of the "Secretary of StjU1, the taid corporations shall be ujvrged lotothenew cor- por.ition. SE.' 3. ?uch new corporation fhall rosvfj ihe gen- eral ami be subjtct to all tho liabilities Hnd re- etr ciions conlcrrcd by the KTieral Hailrnail Act of HiU. St. (live i to the HcurJ nf Dirrctors all tbe risiitg. and privileges by tbe old corpora'.hina. SKI'. 5 I lie rights of tho creditors of citlwr corporn- tlon sluill in no inanrii-r red or al'erted without tte 1'iiiM.iit of tiie individual creditor by such act of cou- sollaatiuu. LEGALIZISG ADVKRTISKMEXTH IN NEW-YORK. Jlr. CII.TH I'llroduced .1 hil' vrnv.JinR that it not be lawful to rh.irce more lij.n SO folio for piintiax Icxal ndverttseuients in City. "LO'NGSHORKMK.N'P I'MCIN ASSOCIATION. llr. JtroB 1.. SMITH'S bill incorroratts Michael Hln- ciDJ. ItiLh.ii'd Clinton, h Kdura'd t Ili.n. T'jtricli (JorinMi. acd th--ir tier, under t: e title of tho 'I.o: Union I'rrlcctive AEKIK iittlun." with power hold real e-mte, tt.e annual .DC. me of which shall no: exceed jn-r ULniim. WILLIAM-STRKET RA1I.KOAH. Jlr KITIK'" Wll mcorporntcs W.irrrn E. r.usscll. D. B. Turiitr, .1. W. i'tiarus, C. II. K Terns Ln- terry, tbttiee returnica sJoux South, Droad, and Spruce btrretg. CENTRAL I'AflH. AND NORTHEAST f.lVER RAILROAD. Mr, RYAN'S bill authorizing this to change a poriion of their loute, provide! they may lay re tracks at tha intersection nf the track at fenth- street nnd Ftfty-scvcnth-ttreit. ruuninir throuch Kifty- fcvcnlh struct to Klch'.h-.ivenue. tn Fify-nio'li-street; si Tenth-avenue nt the intersection of and West TJiirTv-i-i-onrt and Ttilrty-tlilrd th-nce to llie Hudson Ilivei al-o through Teuth- avenue to Kroadwiiy BIKO Irum C at the inter- ne" ti 'U of lo Hiei.ce to iTiLjin street also alontf Second ;tixel to d'ocrck-STcet. .'ilsoaloni; Hrnad, from tn lie.ivcr to liruadway, thence nfuLK nru'Tiiil Dowlinx and coiinei-tiiie tl'drack at I'.nttery-i U> e. M.i'o-itreet nnd Howl- also Ilimnifh Heaierlo an.i IxTtneathed that princely estate to ni, be go faithfully observed In H 10 lhe pretervatlon ol a Uoieininent and Union, transmitted, with tne eitaUs. to our keeping T The repeal of the Homestead Law would subject none who votett for It to a rhmje of Inconsutencr. All the cirrumatancei and conditions of the country und people hare changed. The claims of the mr nt, even if clalrns ronfllcled with the Inter- ests of the people, are paramount. But tbere la such conflict. Those lor whose benefit thai Uw was eniic'tcd, are now giving their servlcei and blood lo the Government. And what Is a pronrecllre lioine- Mend" wortn without a Government to protect a Union lo consecralelt T Is II not. men. the Imtiera- tuedutyof Concreartorerlalm and "err arie of Hilt broad, ferine and ilcfl domnlJi r Hrld. Invlolaoiy, a trual fund Jor the protection of the national credit, our national debt, however large4, Inste.idof deprenMuR aarlculturr, manufacture! and. commerce, vkpuld furnish gunraniens the fldellir ofoui ruins and rcpreaentaltrcs, and Impart strcrujltt mid ilabiUtv to the Government. Very truly yours, THUKLOW WEED. lion. K. Tbe B.CTOU at Fort .tforjnn. CoTTttpondtnct ofllti lloslvn Journal. DCAID GUNIIOiT JACtSOIf, I Jan. iti, I6e4. Last niglil, about ton o'clock, a amall eailboat camodown Iho Sound with some very Important In- trlllgnnee. The rebels In Fort Morgan revolted, and during the dlffirulty tho rebel In Mobile Bar mtemutod to arreit the garrison of tbe fort, the- whole furt being In revolt, and wlln the American fliff flvlnf (where the rebel rag has co long they opened upon Ihe rebel gunboats with every gun tn the fort. Tber succeeded In driving- the gunboats) off, but "era not upon their guard, and thai nifcnt nai down loxhe fort from Mobile. Yvhola garrlion excepting four men. who tho darknesa of UM night la a skull boat, and came to Ship Island, whsn we heard, for ino flrsl Unie, the astounding tntellifrnce. Since then we have heard more of the same additional deserters. are condemnea to be shot to-day In Mob quarter. biina the very Imnortaat Intelll- rebel in and .'round Mobile have- m.anlzed secret .oelelles. and determined to fight no longer II istaldthiu Ihe aovemunt Inaugurated. Imfng the soldiers y f rowfng Oallr stronger; and manv are comprptnlsedlD I think this Is llie moat Jmpoitant move men! alnce me win Md Is most .linlfieaBt tn faror of the tqrminaUon ol tha war. I am confldent ;