This law, passed by last Congress, and which was to go into effect on the 1st inst., has been taken up in Congress again, and by a joint resolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the inspectors are allowed, in certain cases, to excuse steamboat owners or non-compliance with the law, for ninety days after the date (1st Jan., 1853) when the law should have gone into effect. Some of its provisions require altering as well as de- lay.