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NEW-YORK, TUESDAY MORNING APRIL 20. j T* CorretpondentJy?Wt h;.ve receive 1 -Vera! poetical crTu?"n. j aurge-ted by trie death of P-e id-nt lla-nwm aad He b -nors | a* bts' meo.ry. .<ome of them are not? hotly unworthy, bet no to us to rorne op to th" standard of the tUguity aai r^andeur n ? ~ them-, and we therefore withhold tbem from the public a to- ? The writers wdl not of course complain of P*rti"'2jjj^?B they wdi geaerally acqmesce in the pr-priety of our eean ? _ ... u~?-?. been made at the TT Kevernl < ompln.ntM have ne . Office, ofCarnen rdlmtrt*.- ^Lreuvid^thaJ several eamen ?? W? have made inqutries and ^e*^??, paper,have .. .... , would mtv.rm rnrTv ^ r^oocnt. tnat our Carriers in inoee ,T_ TT All neiswon? who want back number- of the TrifcMe^aetber one, two. three, or a fuU set, are requested to rail ut or .-end to this office for them tiuaudtariijr. v\ <? ran supply mem note : w? may or may not be able to do ,o to-morrow and t:-v! day. We have printed a -mall number over on purpose to accommo? date our friend", and will cheerfully do so as Ions a- ?e ran. 1 Be wise to-day.' _ IT To our Friend? down town.?Kor the convenience of our friends in the Fir-t Ward, we have arranged with Mr. J. W. Hale of the Met. runt-' Vs -H./ma in W.l] r.-;r Pearl-'reet. to receive subscriptions and rommunieati-.n- for Tur TaiBCNX. A box will always be open th<r? for th" favors of our friends from - A. M. till dark everv week-day, and those ?ishinr* to be .rrved with the paper will please leave their name- with Mr. Hale. Single copies always for sale at bis News-Room. Price, On? Out. ; TT Our Hubienbers will please pay the Carrier* -i.cpence per we*|t, and consider them-ehes pattonbeihg u- hut d'-alinc with them only. We sell '.ur ? |em* to the Carrier-, an I look to tli?m only for payment. We do not desire pay in advance from City Subscribers A NATIONAL RANK. "We observe in db> journals more libera ly patroni? i by the Commercial interest, notices caling a rrvoring of the Bi Bid of Trade and another of the Chamber of Commerce to-mor? row evening, to tak" into consideration the expediency of me? morializing Congress in favor of the establishment ol a Na? tional Rank. This is an important step, and otic which we have no doubt the Country is ready heartily to respond to if properly taken. That a National Rank is needed?that it will be greatly bene? ficial and efficient in restoring public prosperity, we do not doubt. That one may be so framed as to avoid the errors and delects of former institutions we have equal confidence, and to this end all exertions sh ?uld be directed. To make a Rank may or may not he easy : but to muke one which <haii secure to the Government and People the advantages of a Sound and L'niform Currency, equalized Exchanges and -tu? ple Prosperity, while at the same time wc avoid and guard against the abuses, corruptions and evils w hich have crept into Ranking through defects in the system and knavery in the management, is a formidable undertaking. We believe it can be accomplished, if the great work i- undertaken with a sin? gle eye to the public good. But the Bank to be created must be of moderate capital and strictly guarded power-. Wc throw out the following suggestions for the basi? of an im? proved atid well-guarded National Rank. We would have? A capital of barely twenty millions of dollars, for princi? pal bank and branches inclusive. A rigid restriction of its business to the purchase and sale of Bills of Exchange, hav? ing not more than sixty days to run, and of Notes of other Ranks, to send home for redemption. The mother Rank onlv to issue Note?, redeemable always at its counter in specie un? der hi avy penalties, and a lecal tender in payments to the Government, the Rank and all its branches. No r.otes dt? counted whatever, and no bills of exchange discounted bear? ing the name of an officer of the Treasury. Member of Congress, or (unless to a limited extent) Director ofthe Rank. All profits bevond -even per rent, per annum to be equally shared between the stockholders and the Government: one half to be paid to the Government at the settlement of each yonr's accounts, us a consideration for the privileges prant.-d ; the other to be retained on behalf of the stockholders as a reserve against any contingency; all of it over ten per cent, oa the whole capital to be divided among tiiem every ten years. None but citizens of this country permitted to hold stock. The Rank to be tho depository ofthe Public Mom v, and to perform nil the services to the Government which any former Rank has done or which may hereafter be desirable. OUR CHARTER ELECTK IN. The Official Canvass of the votes enst for Mayor was proba? bly made yesterday, but we have not the result. The several Ward Canvasses were correctly given in out last, but the foot? ings, ns printed, were -lightly erroneous. Correcting these, the aggregates are ns follows : IS I I. 1N IO. Wards Morris. Phrratx. Scattering. Varian. Pbccaix. 1. 426 950? 7. .i.io 1062 11..117 675? 3. 402 894 III.?12 1281? S. 583 1378 IV.1080 1024? .1181 1038 V.1053 1270? 9.II 69 1350 vi.lore 7i."? .i ip i ro? VII. 1475 1561? ?.1853 1714 VIII.1797 1751? .-145 1903 IX.1735 1256?6.1992 1425 X.14R? 1268?11.1614 1326 XI. 1417 594? . 1543 ?,67 XII. r>04 :i7t;? 2. 70?; 270 XIII.KU9 100:5?10.1502 108 1 XI".1226 918? .1407 1058 XV.(109 1420? 6. CS! 1530 XVI.1283 957?2.1415 938 XVII. 1287 1153? .1322 1213 Total.13.603" 18.206 Total. .21.24T 19^24 Morris's majority..397 V'arian's Dujority.. 1,617 Whig t.utn from last year.t,330. We think the City canvassers will have hard work to bring tho Papcr-snatcher's majority up to 400. The vote fer Aldermen stands? Aggicgatc for Whig Aldermen.19.27 r1 Do. do. Loco-Foco do.18.479 -\ hig majority.7i' I Mr. Phccnix's majority over Loco-Fpco Aldermer 1'2Z. ICPThe total vote at this Kloetioa is about 1,000 less than at that of April, 1840. DCT We made one mistake in our Election Returns yester? day?in placing our estimable Whig friend Darios Klkkv. who is chosen Collector of the Tenth Ward, in the Loco-Foco column, and his defeated Loc<*r\vo opponent in the Whig. Of course, all the active Whig* ofthe City were able to cor? rect tbe error at sieh:. We learn also that the name of the Vim Ruren candidate for Assistant Alderman in the Seventeenth Ward is a?: Millet Seaman, as printed, but John W. The former gentleman is a true Whig in the Second Ward, and wc regret the injustice unintentionally done him. UCf* ' Zeno' requests us to cull the attention of die severui street Inspectors to the nuisances which now encumber our thoroughfares or render them offensive. Among these he reckons the multiplicity of Stands for the sale of Apples, Cakes. Nuts and Gimcnu-kers. a: the corners, on Wall-street and in other thronged places. He thinks these should be cleared nway, aud that the vending of Mutches, Stage Tick? ets. Newspapers, &C.. should bo regulated so as not to be a public annoyance. There is cvrraiaiy force in his sugges? tions, and we hope the proper authorities w ill take- thern into consideration. Wc have a kindred sugge tion to make on our own hook. It relates to the monopoly of the streets in several Wards of ?> our City which the Hogt are cow permitted to enjoy. Hogs mav be well enough in their place, but tha: place is so: the j ^streets of a crowded city. Here" they en ate more nuisance, ^ith and indecency than their necks are word-.. Why should they 00? be kept at home ? THE COMMON COUNCIL. It i? n-iw oft* ? ly kn- wn mat the Whigs have gained ;?5 ! WBrds. tie Fourth and Seventh, a: :ho lau? Charter Election. ? This is a rain from last rear of two member? in each Boari ! of the Common Council. On ail party question??and every thing is a party question w ith the Loco-Focos?the vote will j stand on Joint Ballot, 14 Whigs and 20 Loco-Focos: and in ' en :h Board respectively, 7 Whigs to 10 Loco-: making a verv efficient and respectable Whir minority, quite .arge : enough to keep the Loro-Focos to their work: if the Whig ! member? do their duty prcmptry and thoroughly, j The new Board goes into operation in three or four weeks, and we hope no time will be io-t by in* Whig rr.< m:>er? tn investigating, so as thoreughly to understand every subject od which they may be called to act for the benefit ot the 1 ity. To comprehend arid perfectly understand ?D the van oils subjects which must arise in the usual course o: c::y legislation, i? by no means an easy task: and the difficulty .??? apprehend is greatly increased by the covert manner adopted by the Loco-Focos to conceal their wasteful expen? ditures, and to disguise ihe real motive? which have actuated ! the majority for the last two years. Bur. however arduous the task, it mu?t be done, and that ptomptly. No mar. car. be justified in assuming the important duties and high re? sponsibilities of an Alderman or Assistant in this city, unless he is prepared to make every sacrifice of bis time and labor that mav be required, in the faithful performance of his official i duties. The fact is notorious, that unnecessary extravagance ! and profusion have prevailed in our City Councils for many ' vears. The heavy assessments upon the immediate tax-pay ' rr* is oppression. The prosperity of the City is threatened with seriou? injury, and these calamities arc accumulated upon our citizens at a time wheu they are least able to bear I them. The public voice is every where in favor of Reform, Retrenchment, and the practice of rigid economy in all public disbursements; and the Whir*, as a party, are solemnly , pledged to use every effort to accomplish so desirable an I object. To effect this object, we promise bur aid and assistance, such a< it mav be. to our political friends in the Common ! Council. Our columns shall be open t? record their proceed? ings, and we shall, without regard to the expense or labor. I lay before the pubjje-aj correct report of the acts and deeds ot I the Board on all important matters for the ensuing year. I We shall discuss freely, and without the least restraint, evcrj i subject that may be brought up before the Board : and "ball ' take the liberty of throwing out any hint or suggestion that mny occur to us in regard to City policy, and of agitating them before the people. We do not believe that it i? neces ' sary to raise a tax or contract n debt of a million and a bait cif dollars yearly, for the necessary expenses of the City Go ' verntnent; and we mean to satisfy the People that it is not. Wc do, however, believe that some of our establishments are I tunics?that curtailments ami improvements may be made in others, which would greatly lessen the expense?. Some things, also, are done which ought not to be dope, and many things are omitted which ought to be dor.<?all which we shall notice in due time for certain. I The course we have marked out for ourselves will he n ' thankless and verv probably an unpopular one. but that must j be disregarded. We have seen at the recent Charter Llec ' lion, that charges of wasteful extravagance and malcon I duct of public ??tiiccr-'. however outrageous and undeniably j true, have very little etfect with the People, if publish* d only ? on the eve of the Election. The fact is. that under such cir i enmstnnecs, the politicians will not abandon their party for measures, however necessary or important. We will now see whether the rule will work both ways: whether the Peo? ple, having all the facts before them for one whole year, will ?iaiulon ami sacrifice tle ir rno-i Important interests for poli? ticians, ft may l>e that the people of this City are like the old fishcrwomon's eels, which she averred were fond of being skinned alive; but we shall not believe SO great ?ri absurdity until the experiment has been tairly tried. A WORD FOR POOR DEBTORS. Mn. EDITOR :?There is a petition In-fore the present Legislature to increase the property of a debtor exempted j from legal seizure and sale $2.r>0. Will you not advocate it. and call your brother Editors to unite with you in having our laws humanized to this extent .' The present law acts di ' rcctly to make creditors inhuman and debtors knaves oi paupers. The creditor says : " if I do not take my debtor's little household furniture, nr stock in trade, or mechanic . tih'I*. another will. If I know another would not. / would 'not; but I may a? well have the property a- another. So. go, Mr. Officer, and do the inhuman deed. Break up the family, stop that poor widow's boarding business, turn adrift j that poor mechanic." j I have just come. Mr. Editor, from seeing a creditor who ; has mad-- this bis sole excuse for breaking up n family, who are j'.ist on tho eve of having their furniture taken away and ; sold. Sir. I l?nk upon the law ns perfectly barbarous. No I family enn keep house, no mechanic carry on bis trade, with j the little the law now exempts. Or if a poor tailor, or *h'k. i maker, or brick-liver can, nine-tenths of the mechanics' cannot. And nine-tenths of the population are engaged in pursuits for a lhi:g that must ! e broken up. and their m.-an of suppoit utterly st pp d. if any misfortune gets them in debt beyond their mean- to pay. Now; Sir. is it humane, is j it good government to have such laws that if any adversitv j thus reduces a mnn. bis business shall be liable to be d. , strove,!. Iii- family broken up and thrown out on the world. ! for the sake of giving to half a dozen law officers and some : rich creditor, the little sum which 200 or 300 dollars' worth of household furniture, or stock in trade, or mechanic-' tools will bring when sold at auction by a sheriff? It is the verv essence of barbarism. And there is not one man in five : thousand who would do it. if the law did not make a tyrant ? of b.in, on the plea that " some one will do it. and I mav n? well have it as another." Hu**X3?tTAS. J. O. O. F.?The first Anniversary of the Covenant Lodge No. 35, of the Independent Onler of Odd Fellows, was l^st evening celebrated at the Broadway Tabernacle. That im ! messe building was nlicd with a Lriiliant and fashionable ! audienae. who lestiriod by their fixed attention and frequent j plaudits the pleasure with which they listened to the e.xer j esses of the occ i-ijrt. After the port" rmance of sacred music, and praver bv the Rev. Mr. Brown, and the singing of an Ode. written for the ? occasion, an opening address was delivered by D. H. Plumb. ! V. G., :n which a succinct hist iry of the Order was "riven. An Oration was then pronounced by the Rev^L D. William - ' son. in which tho benevolent purposes and practices of the Order were sot forth in a pleasing and elegant manner. The novelty of the occasion and the interesting character of the exercises, conspired to gratify agid rew ard the attention of the auditory. Business Ccntcn.'icn..?A ' Convention of bu-icess men' is called to meet at Harrisburgh on the 25th of Mav next, to promote the agricultural, manufacturing and mining interests of Pennsylvania. Meetings have been held in several of the adjoining Counties, to elect delegates; all sections of the ' Mate will probably bo represented in the Convention. Chie f Justiet TWy has been forced to decline the tnvi tation to deliver the funeral eiiiogitun at Baltimore on account of physical di.ulil.ty. He proposes, however, to unite with the ckiiens b paying such honors as are due to tie distin .Mr. Biddle" Third Lsttsr?Mr. Biddle has pub- . j Iis Oed a third !??::<-r ir. ri-.c National Gaiette. in relation to I the arTair* ?:" the United Sr_-i.:e* Bank. It is, perhaps, the most rmi>onant in the series. The main object of this letter is to prove tha: the statements is the Report of the Lnvesn : gating Ckmansxee, :ensmring the former AdmrnUtTanon of the Btnlc. emanated from a reeBng of jealousy on tho par: Kveral mi mbers of "-".a: Committee, who ar>- largely m :? r- -:.-<: in tie Schuy';k:Il Navigation Company. Mr. V>.<:. die says: ? Without rr.ear.i--: to give any opinion about :ha: case, die ?tmole fact thn: the Bank bad i?st brouchta suit against Mr. i Varies Masscy. sa? of itself srjiBcient to prevent*.* being a J member ofthat Committee of Investigation. Before any tri? bunal he wouid have been rejected as a juror, and a sense 1 of propriety should have uMoced him instantly to decline ' :he\pp,His parta-r. Mr. Manuei Eyre, had been ' a Director in 1340. but in consequence of complaints ag-vins: ! him was left ou: ofthe Board a: the last eieetion?a source of keen disappointment. These feelings found other stimu? lants :o support them. Mr. Eyre i- understood to be the ' largest stockholder in the Schuylfc?l Navigation Ccm-pzr.?. of Which Mr. Lippincott is the President, and these three i persons. Mr. Massev, Mr. Lippincott and Mr. Eyre, aad j their friends are believed to have nearly al! their fortune* I dependent on the success of that work, while they have no : interest in the Bank?Mr. Massev owning only two shares. Mr. Eyre three, and Mr. Lippincott five. It was at one period though: a profitable speculation, but every day it :s i encroached on by inter improvement*, and more especially bv a railroad going directly to the very mouth of the mines, j ?o that its stock, which was sold a: $170 or $180 a share, is j now on the decline, and ha* alrvady reached eo\r> or fnO. These parties are extremely sensitive on the subject of every new improvement which may interfere with them, and they an- more particularly bitter against this Heading Railroad, ?hieb, when completed, will probably supersede the river navigation. Now. the Rank of the United State* has been obliced to take for d-bts a iarge number of shnr-* in the Rending Railroad, and. with a view to protect it* own in? terests, has given facilities to lini-h the road so as to make it pr-xJuctivc. Some of the orlicer* and Directors were a!?o holders of share? in the road; and. what was still more criminal. Mr. Jaudon while in England negotiated some loan or got some iron for the Company. Now. the owners ofthe Navigation Companv saw clearly thai if those persons should j bo rendered odious, if the Rank ofthe United States couid be broken down, it would carry down this Rending Railroad, and thus increase the profits of the Company. This is really ;!:?? foundation of the whole of this attack upon the Ra-ik. [| is the vengeance of theSchuylkill Navigation Company against the Rank of the United States for lending money to tho Rend? ing Railroad." In the Report of the Investigating Committee, an opinion is express,.,! that the Committee of Exchange ought not to have the power of making stock loans : that they ought not to discount, but only buy Bills of Exchange. It also states that the Committee k?-pt no minutes, but cave verbal orders to the officers of the Rank, and that their transaction* wen no-, er submitted to ;he Board of Directors. Mr. Biddle says: ?? Now. what I mean to prove, is this:? ?? !-i. That these Exchange Committees have been in use ?in.-.- the foundation of the Rank?very beneficially to the Bank. ?'2d. Tha: the Board have from time to time granted to other Exchange Committees the same powers here delegated in 1835. '? 3d. That the Bonrd hare instructed them not to confine thi nsdcCI to exchanges?but !o make discounts, and ex prrssly exempted them from the necessity of reporting their proceedings to the Hoard. " 4th. And finally, I mean to prove that of all the Directors ofthe Bank, from its commencement to this hour?the man ? who ha- been the most decided in his support of the doings of the ('ommittcc of Exchange?the man who again and again declared that the Committee of Exchange should not confine itself to mere bills, but should make discounts, and should no; report it- proceedings to the Roar.i?that person is the v. r. identical Mr. Joshua Lippincott, who now. as Chair? man ofthe Investigating Committee, denounces these Com? mittees and Boards for not doinc this very thing, which he himself insisted they should not do. I shall al the ?nme time prove that next to Mr. Joshua Lippincott. th- individual who was most zealous in the same cause, is Mr. Manuel Evre, the real member of this Committee, through hi* part? ner, Mr. Massev." These things he e,tabli-hes by extracts from the minutes of liV Board of Directors, of Resolution* voted for by Mr. Lippincott and Mr. Eyre. In elation to the loans made personally by th- Cashier. Mr. Biddle says: ?? I am assured by the In:- Cashier, that both Mr. Lippin? cott and Mr. Eyre, while sitting as Directors, frequently asked und obtained from hire large loau* which they did not submit either to tii- Roaid or to th- Committee. These acts of kindness ought to have prevented any very violent indignation on their part against Umns by the Cashier. To the charge of general malpractice in making loans and advances on shipments of Cotton, Mr. Riddle states that on thfl --8th of June, 1838. an examination was reports*! by the Committee on the State ofthe Bank, and then says :? ?? ll.-re then was every item of all these loans and Cotton purchases before a committee whose bound en duty it was to examine them. Who was this Committee ? What Directors w-. re tliey, so lost to their duty us not to have examined these doings and exposed them ' Wie?, above all. was the Chair? man of that Committee, the naturul leader of that groat Re? form ? Alii*, for human infirmity ! In the npp.-ndix of the Committee's report is a list of all the Committee* for several year*, from which it appear* that on tin- very 28th of June, this vigilant Committee on the state of the Bank, stands re corded, and at their head is Jvshua Lippincott, Chairman. ?? And now when thi* Mr. Lippincott go.-* before the stock? holders to complain of abuse*, let him be asked by **>mo in d> pendent man what be did on that occasion. Say to him did you examine the-- statements ! If yon say no?then you betrayed your duty?th-u you were faithless to us. If yes? th-n why did you not stop the-- proceedings which now. nearly throe years afterwards, you come to u* to denounce. Vou are unju-t to us in either way. and we fear that all thi* pretended reu! hi our service fs but a ma*k :o conceal vour own selfish purposes.'' Mr. Biddle concludes w ith the assertion that it hi* belief that the manager? of the Schnylkill Navigation Company have, by mireprescntarions, irritated the stockholders into measures which cannot fail greatly to injure their interests, and that the Bank of the United States has been sacrificed to the jealously and the despair of the Schnylkill Navigation Company. EU* An old man was found some tea days .-ince. in the lower edge of Taliapoo-a County. Alabama, shockingly and brutally mutilated. He died ia a ?h?rt time, refusing, to the last, to divulge the name of the person who hid been guilty of the outrage. JZT" An Individual who had burrowed $150 from the Ger? man Bank at WoostCT, Ohio, offered to pay the bank tn its own notes, but the rashi-r put his thumb to ?te tip of his nose, and :oi.d the per*on be ' couid'et come it over the bank ia that way." ?J A meeting of the subscribers to a fund tn erect a monument to the memory of Enoch Lincoln, former:v Go? vernor of Maine, was to be held ia the Senate Chamber a: Augusta on the evening of th? 14th insr. O* Th- Tonawanda. Pa.. Banner says the damage, done to the Canai from Athens to Lackawana, a distance ef ninety miles, will amount to f-JO.000. [TT The Mormons, a: Nauvoo, Illinois, recently had an accession of two hundred disciple* from England, -.-.a New Orleans. XT Jcsseph C Neal. Esq. Lsiiu.r of the Pennsylvanian and favorably known as the author of * Chap a! Sketches,' and j several other humorois publications has sail-d for Europe. ?JCT Lieut. Algernon S. Worth, of the U. S. sloop Con cord, died a: Sea oa the 3d of February last. About COO Florida Indian,- left New-Oricaas oa rhe 4th. for West Arkaasa*. j By this McrBin?'s_S3uthfrn Sail. ZT There is no bows of any importance from Wash? ington Liter pkon Tb.t.a5.?The New-Orleans Picayune of the 10th says, that the steam packet New-York had arrive.! there from Galveston. bri: ein? dares to the ?th -.est. The merchants of Houston appear to entertain favorable opinions as regards the ability of the Government to redeem its issue-, and also of a rapid advance in the price ot die monev. At a large meeting of the principal men. resolutions wer.- or.sjed. declaring that in their opinion the existing dc cliw of Texas Treasury- Notes, is temp-ran.-: and that good reasons exist for behevmgthat they would soon bexcase in value. They resolve moreover that they will continue to take the Treasury Notes of that Republic at the rate of six for one. par fuwi The rumor of another invasion by the Mexicans had almost died away, The President of Texas, however, had taken precautionary steps to ascertain Arista's movements by sotai. out several >py companies to the frontiers. Three companies of mounted volunteers, under Captain Lewis, were to leave Au.-tin about the 20th March, on an ex? pedition against the Cumanches. The editor of the lGalvestonian strongly recommends the Government to survey and offer the Cherokee land* for sale i in order to extricate itself from its present embarrassing pecu? niary difficulties. Murder by a Sine'.?The N. Orleans Bee of the 8th says that a mulatto boy owned by a Mr. Tiernnn of Point Coupie j : having stolen some money from his niastor, had been detect? ed and threatened with a severe flogging. On the evening of i the 4th. while Mr. Tiernan was lying in his birth on hoard , ! the steamboat, the slave, armed with a large butcher-knife, went to the state-room and stubbed his master twice in the , throat. The wounds are considered mortal. The alarm boing ' given, the boy was pursued t>> tho bow of the h-'at. and find- 1 ' ing escape impracticable, jumped overboard, and has not e.-n heard of. From thp. Wk?t Imufs.? Late advices from Jamaica; represent the drought there as having boon very severe and the consequent suffering very great. Some of the propne ; tors ia the Santa Crux Mountains have been obliged to put their men on short allowance ?f water. At the latest dates however, the people wer.- rejoicing in abundant showers. The papers complain greatly of tho increase of crime through i out the island. Complaints an- made at Kingston thut they 1 have not a sufficient number of Custom House Officers t>> j superintend the landing of American goods. A vessel from N. w-Or!eans, although her duties bad been paid, was forced to remain ten days before -he could Ix- discharged. Disastrous Shipwreck.?Tho brig Opulence left this < 'ity, where she was owned, for Apalachicola, on the 28th ultimo. , and on tho 3.1 inst. was struck by a squall, tilled and sunk almost immediately. The crew, consisting of four men and the cook, with one passenger, were lost?the Captain and two mates es,-a:.in.- by clinging to part of tho Cabin-deck. , which was washed off by the Sen. The Captain arrived in this City yesterday, and says that on the 4th, while on their insecure floating fragment, they ?aw a barque within three miles of them, steering South; but their signal of distress ; was unobserved. In the afternoon of the sann; day, a schoon i or pussed them in the same manner. On the 6th, the third dav of their exposure, they were observed and rescued by ' Capt. Chamberlain of the sehoonor Francis, on Iiis wavhith j erfiom Pensacola. While floating on this portion of their wrivk. they subsisted on the flesh of a dug which escaped ; from the brig at the ?nmo time with themselves. The Sea j washed them orT several times, hut they succeeded in recain , iug tle-tr fragment, idthough sharks were swimming about them on every side. The name of the passenger who perish? ed was G. II. Miller; the others were P. Hawkins, II. : Thompson, Isaac Hicks, and Robert Truxon. all of this city, ; and one other seaman from Manilla. Besides Capt. Haw? kins, wen- saved John 13. Norton, first, and A. C. Peters, se j cond mate. The Ruling Passion.?The house of Mrs. Martha Wood, I of Westmoreland, N. IL. took tire cm tho 3d inst., and was consumed. Mrs. W.. a widow lady, aged 84, perished in : the flames ! It is said the old lady, though forced out of ihe j room onco or twice, persisted in returning, either to save her property or j?-n-b with it. Theft.?A gentleman at the Railroad depot in Providence had bis pock-t picked fin Thursday of a copy of tho S'ir Tes'.amcnf. the thief probably, from it* size and form, mis? taking it for a pocket-book. It is to be hope*! that the fellow may Icftrn a useful lesson from the spoils which bo thus dis? honestly obtained. Horse-thief Taker..?John Kussel), a celebrated hors thief, of Pennsylvania, was captured last week at Frederick, Maryland. When taken he had three horses in his posses? sion, supposed to have been stolen ia L'nion and Luzerne Counties. "Drowned.?The body of a man named Adams, w ho rc sided in Lamberton, N. J.. was found in the Water Power, on the LUh. It ap[>e:tred to have been in the water for a day or more. His habits were intemperate. Conviction if Griswold.?Griswold, die young man who robbed the L'aifk of Western New-York of $500 a few weeks -nice, was tried at Rochester on Wednesday, convicted, and sentenced to the Auburn prison for four vears. I - <? Tire a! G?then, X. }'.?On Friday last, a fire occurred , in the village, of Goshen, by which the Mansion House, the ! Eagle Hotel, a grocery store, a saddler's shop, and the print ; ing office of the Independent Republican, were consumed. DureUiry.? The store of Messrs. Smith & Booth, in j Gothen, N. V.. was entered by false keys on Thursday night las:, and- goods to the value of ?200 stolen. Emigrant* to T'xas.?ln the first quarter, ending on the , 31st of March, 1841, there had arrived at Galveston 506 ! white adults ; 1.0 children ; 109 slaves?total. 629. fire?A fire in Skaneateles, on the 9tb. destroyed a barn , >wd two houses. Loss $1000. j ZT Hon. Geo. W. Patterson, lato Speaker of the House of Assembly of this State, has been appointed Agent of the Land Office, at Westfield, Chautauque County. ZT Alderman Rehn, of th" Fifth Ward, Northern Liber? ties. Philadelphia, died suddenly on the night of the 16ih instagt. ZT The new Collector of the Port of Philadelphia enu red upon the duties of hi* office yesteniav. ZT Both Houses of the Pennsylvania Legislature have voted to adjourn on the 27th instant. ZT Kingsley's "Advertiser's Newsletter," No. 3, will be. published to-morrow, and 15,000 copies of it d:s' tnbutcd gratis to all the Hotels, stores arid principal places of resort in the City. The advantages, of this medium to many clones of advertisers are very obvious. Adverts ments for this number must bo teat in to-dav. <Titn intelligence. Reported for the Nr?d ork T ibune. Board or At r-rRMEM ? Thif Board mot i-: ni.-s.t and transacted the fbUowinc Sii*inr.?. t.. A message was received from the Miv?r appointing sundry ordinances an.: resolutions j ordered oa file. A eopv et'an act ofthe Legislature, sjaendiag an art to prevent illegal voting ?t thi? dry was ?!so ordered on h.V. A commonication from Water Commissioners relative:" bills prCAented to the Comp. ' trolter and re roaming tmbonibred, were referred. Petitions Referred?Qt John Muldow ami other., agaiuttba proposed sewer in Avenue D. Of fishermen of Catharine Mar? ke: against drawing for ?tan.:* (If sundry persons against ex. tending the bulk-head :r. Gouverneur Sih'. Of Deputy CoCec> orsot^Assessments for their pay Of Sarah Looker, A Dac.r', A. Xuttou James Laird,and H. Ogden for correction of tax. Of John Bingham sn.: 174 other caronen, to nave eharres pre. pared uran -: the Inspector of carts, mvestigated. iIfJohn Tr.?. red. forpavofdsmagcA^asminedby him, nthe Ith of July. Of P. Doberty, for :>avu:en: of names due him by the Superintend cms of Roads Of*Inspectors of Election in the 12th Ward f(r r>av for the-.r services. Of Dr. Hanson and Dr. Cockroft to be paid the bills due then by the Srmerwtendaat ?f Roads. Of Pr Hasbrouckfor payment of' bills for medical services. Of Michael Mullen for apportionment ot ta\e< 'Reports adopted.? In favor ot" paying William Gibson r>r miring charge of Flag Staff at the Battery. For pa^ing^ertam bills for the November election. In favor of intending the Isw concerning the Fire Department, * t:h an ordinance. Again? the petition of S. Higgins, for increase et ground dent. In:**?cr of allowing the owner* of property on the id A venae and :c\h Street, to build sewers a: their own expense. In favor of per? mitting the owners of the property to fag tbe,?ide walk, of ? -..re. of ground bounded by Centre, Reade and Crosa streets: In favor of laying the side-walks of 17th and '.-tn streets,* feet wide bei?ceil 6th and s'th Avenues. In favor of regulating 3??L rtreet, between Bloomingdale road and 8th Avenue. In favor of repairing the Do. k a: 61st street In favor of filling lew grounds letweea Avenue C v..l 1' apd 9thw I 10th streeu la f?, T efbnildhsg a rier a: the foot of Hammerslj street. In fi? ver of flagging the southerly side walk in ~-:h street, between the 3d and 4th Avenues. In favor of selling a lot of land to M. Sandford. The quarterly report of the Aqueduct Department was received and ordered on fde. Board op Assistants.? Petitions Referred.?From sundry person* f..r a sewer in llth -tree:. From sundry person! to re paid for work done in the Public Works. Reports Adopted.?In favor of granting the bulk head betweeaj Warren and Chamber-streets, for the use of tow boat- I'mcn. and Washington. In favor of paving Charles Donnelly, for the !i >s of a house in one of the public siip*. In favor of releasing the Baptist Church in Cannon street from assessment. In favor of releasing the Mechanics' Institute from tax for a bousi Oee? pied for a school in the 6th Ward. In favor of releasing frost tav Jonathan Hunt. A. G. Smith, Benjamin Levi, H 1). Krack, H. D.J irvin, Stephen B rooster, Mary Ketch urn, .1. Bcndcrrrurle, E. VP". Bamham, ami Eliza Davidson. In favor ot regulating Washington street from Hector to Morris street, and construct? ing a -ewer from M. rr-.s street to the bulk-head in vYcstst. Ia favor of leasing let 123 of Common land- to Doaoe Flicn, la favor of memorializing the Legislature against the passage of a law relative to foreign paupers lauding at New York. In favar of commuting the quit rents !'or#a water grant In pos? session of John McK*>en, on the East River, Iti favor of sells ine lot 333 t>> Hopkins .V Hnwley for $5,500. In favor < I' pay? ing I. Shaler S90, being the amount paid by him for ,i lot of ground whivh he has no; been put in possession of. Rr;?>r'< and Resolutions Adopted.?In favor of having thi streets cleansed byc-ohtract j the City to be divided intosevei districts for that purpose. The Board concurred it: > report of the other Board, fi r the payment of certain election bills. Resolution?To inquire into the expediency of plneing chaiss. around the gr i-s plots on the battery ; referred. Adjourned. SOPERIOR Co?RT-e-Calendar tor Tins D\y. \pril30? Not 42, 51, 390, 7. .*?, <"-.'/ 38, 8Q, >', 15, 49, 50, 3'.?, 81, 3'.)?, 67,6t; 69, 7u. 71. 73. (Jvited Srx rrs Cprr.t? Calendar for Tuts Day, April J0 The Court will take *p the argument Calendar to-day in tit following order : 1 Appeals and Writs of Error. 2, Common Law Cut* 3, Equity. Court or Commoji Pi eas.?Calendar for Tins Dat, April 20th? First Part: 3. 31, :<f, 35, .17. 41. 45. 47. 40. 51, 51 Second Part: ?.t, 34, 3?;, 40, 48, 130, 4s), ;,-.>, ?4, 55, JI, I 57, 58, 60, 61. Coort <?r Sessions?Monday?Before the Recorder, Judj. . es Inglis and Lynch", an.i Alderman Ferris. M iry Brennen,a pour and therefore honest woman, withdm her plea of not g.iiity. and pleaded guilty to a petit larceny stealing ? pair of diocs, worth S3, from Percy S. Whiting, d 74 Canal st. She assigned her great destitution as tfiu self cause of the theft. Plen received nnd recorded. William (). Wright was tried for an assault and battery Cl Daniel Oriffln, of 856 Sprint: street,on the 3d March lost. Tti jury found him guilty. f-'m f'trum.? Kr^nris Hall, Levi Hull, l'.itrick Fenn. Emerj Doxsey, Joseph M Teller and Horatio Huiuphrey s, iri.ii. teUfor assault and battery, failing to appear to answer their recogy '. zances were forfeited. ! John Coy to was tried for as assault and battery on Philip 7. Kiuney. No 1.10 Leonard st. on tin- evening ofthe 89th Janatn j last. I'risuner with two other boys came to tho door, nbutei complainant and wife, and finally struck him with somewespa ! on the imsc. breaking his sped teles and seriously injuring ha, j as was deposed by.Mr*. Kjnney. Two witnesses lor defer/', : prove,! an alibi on the part of Coylo and til.-.. ?iat ansther bej i struck the blow ,*:i.! the jury found a verdict of not fjuiflf. Thomas J. Middleditcn was tried for u misdemeanor, ia lalsoj registering bis name.on the registry list, .!, a voter, in the Is ] District, l i;h Ward on the 7th September, 1840, I: waspro'd by the list itself and also by John Palmer that the mure cf th accused was entere i on the registry of votes, ... City MaTSSsI I resi lint; it No. 243 Moibery st. It was not found, howertt whether he registered hi? name himself, ,,r whether it was dort by some other person. It also was proved by Henry Drjpff, ' that he sailed from Portsmouth, England, ia ?.":,.? same ship ?? ike accused, and that they landed here on the 18th December, ! ls3.'<?that he believed the accused was an Englishman. Mr. i Shaler, counsel for accused, objected to proving the riationalir/ of a man by his accent. The Court said the Supreme CoC ; had decided that an Englishman's nationality could be p-oved, j prima facie, by h:* English accent, and an Irishman's by fcs , Irish accent. Thomas D?lau one of the Commissioners of tit Registry deposed that the accused had his narre rrnirlrrtd \ himself. Vor the defence Mr. Shaler produced an viir.er.uc?. I ted copy of the naturalization record ol the Marine Coart, dales' ) 13th April, 1837, certifying, on the false oath of s man niir.ol Beberrv, that the prisoner had been here five vears, prieru) tbs 1 (late, wliereas hi- had not beeu here two years. The Court<!e j cided that, although this wn* a crossi fraud, vet the record i : another Court was evidence, and instructed the Jury toacqtt I the prisoner, and they found a verdict of not guilty." Giles Lathrbp, convicted of petit larceny, in .-tea?tig a w^d win sentenced to the City Prison for .'i? days?owing tob youth, ice. ' ^ James Bowne, a colored man. who had before been in it State Prison, pleaded guilty to nn indictment for burglan, ? 1 th" third degree, in breaking int.. the store of Daniel F-ih't* was remanded for. sentence. Adjourned. Pnt.irE Office? hin ma a ? ? Extra.?Y ester lay Mr. !>u Siemberg. an itinerant vender of jewelry, Sec., w ent to tie ?' . lice Otli. e w ith a young woman named Delia Phillips, ,botas i the Jewish persuasion,) and staled to Justice Matsell, thatir wished to he married nnd made one. As tu-re were dirt"! witnesses present, the Magist rite <-.inp!:e,| wi:h their reaaet i and recited the mystic words that made them busband and "* and they, witii their friends, departed satisfied. It appeared that the gentleman had wooed lady a cobs ! erahle tune, and had promised her marriage, but ?fter*?."* changed his mind; whereupon she prosecuted him for brcsi of promise of marriage, laying her damages at S.'iOOO, aad I* h:m lodged in the debtor's prison, for want of bail. Theaocc? of bail was r-ubsequenily reduced, by the ,ud;;.-, on applies* j of his Counsel, and he agreed to fulfil his. lontnict with' tr.el?? by marrying her?to which she then interposed o?j<?x** ? These w.-re, however, finally overcome, by the Counsel\* , friends of the respective parties, and the uuiou erfmed, aad & : suit for damages relinquished. j Attempt to Escape/rom Prison.?On Sunday night a esc** ( narn.-<l John Provost, "who had nerved out four years in th* f0* i Prison, and was convicted of a burglary in the second iff* on Thursday, in connection with another named Henry G:*1 ? for breaking into and robbing the bouse of Mr- Hannas A" I tie! !, 885 Henry street, and was remanded lor sentence, B* j to evade the penalty of the law by broaking out of prison. I" j thu purpose he commenced operations about 3 o'clock on 3?^ i day night with an o!d case knife ar. I the wooden leg of nisbi? : with which he removed the small stones and mortar, for Uf*J I large enough to escape through, on the Eastern ride of fc?? over the yard. The noise he made, however, aroused Ezra White. I cell m the soeond tier, was, immediately under that of Pm** ? who knocked on hie, cell door, and alarmed the keeper ** . with others, entered the cell, found a hole nude thruc|" * . waa, with the exception of one laree stone, which woulstu" . been removed in half an hour, and permitted the prisoser?? I cape through into the vard, by means of a rope woven his blanket, which he "hari prepared for the purpotc. H*** instantly put in double irons and (ecurod, and wull yet*'? 9 ritate some service at the State Prison. - . A Ynuns Purlow*r.?A y lung German girl, named ft* jotte Bergman residing with Mr. Henry Weigel, at bis Jf[* mg house, 538 Pearl street, was yesterday arrested by 0?^ Fokkea and Horn, charged with stealing, at different s?? about s?70 from the packets of William A. Reifmeyer. <* Broadway, who boarded in the house in Pear! st. ^"t?'i occasion she wok ?17 1-2, and on the llth inst. 85. lPf*jJ f of 813 of the money was recovered, and the girl, *':0 * yet 15 years old, was. sent to prison.