The following proclamation of the Pope was received with the utmost enthusiasm. - The promise3 made therein were immediately fulfilled by the secularization of three of the important ministerial departments. - M. Sturbinettiis nominated to the Ministry of Justice; M. Passolini, to that of Public Works ; and the Prince de Teano, to the Minister of PoÃ¼ce : " Pius P. P. IX.- The Pontiff who, in he course of two years, has received from you so many proofs of love and failh, is not deaf to your desires, lo your fears. We never cease to meditate wiihin ourselves how to develop more usefully, consistently with our duties to the church, those civil institutions which we established, not forced by necessity, but from the desire for the happiness of our people, and the esteem we feit for their noble qualities. We also tunied our thoughts to the re-organizalion of the army, before even public opiniÃ³n demanded it; and we have sought the meaos of obtaining the services of foreign officeis to aid those who honorably serve the Ponlificial Government. The better to extend the sphere of those who can bring their lalents &experence to bear upon public reforms, we had also taken measures to increase the laical part of our Council of Ministers. If the unanimous will of the Princes, to whom Italy owes the new reforms, is a guarantee of the preservation of those boons received with so much grattitude and applause, we cultÃvate it by maintaining and consolidating the most ainicable relation with tlietn. Nothing in short, which may be conducive to the tranquility and the dignity of the State will ever be neglected. Ã Romans and Pontifical subjects, by your father and Sovereign, who has given you the most certain proofs of his afiection for you, and is ready to give you more, if he be worihy to obtain from Ã¼od that he may inspire your hearts and those ol the Italians with the pacific spirit of his wisdom ; but he is ready, at the same time, to resist, by means of the institutioii already conceded, all disorderly violence, as he would also resist demands that were contrary to his duties and also to your happiness. Listen, then, to the paternal voice that admonishes you, nor be moved by thatcry that proceeds from unknown mouths, to agÃtate the people of Italy wilh the terror of a foreign war, aided and prepared by infernal conspiracies, or by the malignant nterests of those who govern. This is, indeed, deceit, to impel you by terror to seek public safety in disorder ; to confound by tumult the councils of your ruler ; and lo prepare, by creating confusiÃ³n, pretexts for war that could never by any other motive be declared against us. What danger, in fact, can impend over Italy, so long as a bond of gratitude and confidence, uncorrupted by violence, unites the strength of the people with the wisdom of Princes, with the sacredness of right ? Bul we principally, we, the Head and Sovereign Pontiff of the most holy Catholic religiÃ³n, should we not have in our defence, if we were unjustly attacked, innumerable sons who would defend the centre of Catholic unity like the house of their father ? It is indeed a great blessing, among the many which Heaven hath imparted to Italy. that scarce three millions of our subjects have two hundred millions of brothers that are of every longue. Thiswas, in more dangerous limes, and in the confusiÃ³n of the Roman word, the safeguard of Rome. It is for this the ruin of Italy was never completed. This will ever be her defence, so long as this Apostolic Sun shall reside in her centre. O, then, Great God, shower thy blessings on Italy, and preserve for her this most precious boon of ail, faith ! Bless her with the benediction ihat thy vicar prostroted before thee humbly demandeth. Bless her with the benediction that the saints to whom she gave birth, the Queen of Saints, who protects her, thy Son, who sent his representative upon earth to reside in this same Rome, ask of Thee !" The Roman correspondence of the Risorgimento, dated the 12th, mentioned that the Pope had invited the Dominician fiiar Boerio to examine, in a theological point of view, how (ar the constitutional form of govcrnment was consistent whh the temporal power of the Sovereign Pontiff. Father Ventura had already replied to that demand, that, if the Pope wished to transrnit to his successors the patrimony of St. Peter, he should grant the concessions necessary to prove it. LÃr Mr. Polk's proclatnation calis Mr. Adama a great and patriotic citizen. His last vote was against thanking the oÃficers and soldiers who fouglit in the war. It is fashionable to cali such men traitors whilo living. The hollow-heartedness of tho epithet is seen in their readiness to cali them putriotlc when they are dead. Patriota they are, dead or alive. 13? The ncrease for 1847 over 1846 in the New York Canals is tvventy-ono millions, nine hundred tnd eighty-seven dolÃan.