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MORNING HERALD.
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1SSS.
Mr. Wsbsteb's Shich-Sombthino bottr* in
Denmabk.?Without any ceremony or circumlocu
tion, we beg leave moat respectfully, not intending to
give the least offence to any person having the slight
est claim to morals and good manners?to autte posi
tively, distinctly, and openly, that the Post Office at
Washington has been guilty of a breach of duty, of
the worst kind of which aueh a rotten concern is ca
pable. 1
The facts are these. Knowing the great anxiety
among all men of intelligence, not infected with the lo
cefecoheresy,to have an early perusal of Mr.W.'sgreat
speech on the currency, we wrote to Washington to a
gentleman competent to grant the request, asking one
of the hrst copies thnt might bo issued from thepress.
On Monday we received a letter, dated at Washing
ton an Sunday, Btating thai " a copy would be mailed
on the day following," that is, on Monday. Accor
dingly we made preparations, by engaging extra
hands, to issue the speech yesterday morning as soon
as any other paper. On Tuesday night our employe*
were all ready. At the usual hour on Wednesday
morning early, about 2 o'clock, the mail came in from
Washington?our employes applied to the Post Office
here, but the reply was that "none were received for
the Herald." By the same mail, however, we receiv
ed a letter from a member of Congress, intimating
that a copy had been deposited for us in Washington
on Monday, and, of course, we ought to have receiv
ed it on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, in
time to meet our preparations for an issue on Wednes
day forenoon. But it did not come.
Now the question is how came our packages to be
delayed by the Post Office! We do not believe that
it occurred in the office here?they are too polite and
accommodating, and knew their duty too well, to per
petrate such a thing. Where then could it have oc
curred 1 Unquestionably at Washington, in the very
hot bed of Post Office corruption. What could be the
motive of such conduct 1 The election takes place
here next week. Da the employe* of Amos Kendall
dare to prevent the circulation of Mr. Webster's speech
because the dissemination of truth may affect their
views? It really has that appearance.
We shall inquire further into this business, and
pursue it to the back bone.
P. S. Since the above was written we have received
two copies, a half a nay after the fair. It is as we
surmised?nil owitig to the carelessness of the Wash
ington Post Office. Where's the remedy ?
Political Prospects?Ttic Approaching Elec
tion.
We liavc been requested from various quarters, and
by men of all panes, to state candidly, honestly, and
clearly, what our impressions are, touching the elec
tion that will take place in this city lor Mayor and
Aldermen next week.
We have no objections. We acknowledge no tram
mels?and no reservations. We are beyond the reach
of all and every party, and can afford to tell the truth
of all. Our support conies from men of intelligence,
independent in thought, honorable in principle, deny
ing the right and authority of any party to check the
nataral operations of thought and mind. Let us pro
ceed, therelore, and state the case fally and philoso
phically.
Both parties have nearly completed their nomina
tions?and both have held their general public meet
ings. Among the whigs there has been a good deal
of zeal, but the crowds and animation in Masonic
Halt have no', been equal to those of the democrats
? t Tammanv Hall. Bui details.
Since the last election, the Taminsny party has
been at work, night and day, in season, and out of
season. They have brought the Custom House, by
the removal of Mr. Swartwout, and the appointment
of Mr. Hoyi, to bear most essentially on the move
ments of parties. They have also availed them
selves ot the unfortunate and bloody busincsa of Mr.
Webb, at Washington, and the still more ridiculous
publications made by Mr. Charles King and his silly
clique, apologising for conduct that never can be
smoothed over. On the bank question, they have
also used, most dexterously, the personal and male
volent conduct of the Board of Trade towards the
Phenix Bank?the ridiculous sentiments of " Sid
ney," in the "Commercial," and tho equally ridicu
lous fooleries of Major Neah, in tho Star?to say
nothing of the silly conduct of the Whig General
Committee, which every now and then, starts up in a
passion, condemning this newspaper for this senti
ment?and that newspaper for the other sentiment.
Since the triumph, so unexpectedly acquired by
the whigs at the last fall election, no set or clique of
men have taken greater pains to damn their own
cause, by every kind of selfish, foolish, personal, vin
dictive course of conduct, than certain portions of
those called the leaders of (he whig party. The duel
of Ctlley and Graves, x\\tgaucherlct of the newspa*
pers?the persecution of the Phenix Bank, have all
been seized upon by the democrats and turned, in every
form and shape, to work for their ndvantage. Among
the great body ef the sensible whigs, these things
have been pondesed on, and deplored.
Prom these events, coupled with the zeal, madness,
and activity of the democrats, an impression has been
generated that the whigs will lose the election in part,
if not the whole?that is tossy, that they may re-elect
Mr. Clark as Mayor, but that they stand a slim
ehance ef carrying a majority of the wards, and
hence getting again the corporation with all its pa
tronage.
Now on this state of things we have our own
views?and here they are.
A political revolution I *gnn in this country, with
tho year 1937. During the whole period of General
Jackson's two terms, the effects of his financial mea
sures were not developed. The country was prosper
ous from 1829 up to 1836, in spite of kitchen finance.
In the fall of that year, the seed sown by Amos Ken
dall began to shoot up, and symptoms of a revulsion
in trade were felt for the first time. This revulsion
burst forth in great fury in the spring of 1837. With
thie financial exploeion began the revolution in politi
cal thought and action. The higher classes of society
first feel the effects of a revulsion, and accordingly a
strong, powerful and deep political change was work
ed in men a minds. This change took the open shape
ef Conservatism, and is the legitimate developemeatof
the revulsion 11 trade acting upon men ef sense.
During the last year these changes have character
ised, more or less, every commercial state in the
Union, in which elections have been held. Great ef
fers have been made by the administration, to put a
stop to ehnniie, by the crv of " rich and poor,' " bank
end anti-bank," "democracy and srietocracy,""Pidd!c
and the Marinas," A,c. dr.c. The election jnat held
in Connecticut shows that, instead of /hit great re
rotation roingbark, it is absolutely going forward.
The first effects of the revulsion lell on the highct
r|a?sf# of""merchants and traders. Mince last fall,
these i fleets have descended to the lower ranks of so
cief y in their turn, and it is rnpidly reaching the coan
tryoeople. fn this goodly city, the revalsien bar
been mere severely felt since last November election
than ever it wm before?particularly among the low
er or<taf of society.
Now, is it to be supposed, for one moment,, that
these general causes can, in the appreaching election
here, be made to stand still like the eun at the com
mand of Joshua! Can Mr. Van Bur en wield the
pe wer of the son of Nun 1 Can the Loafer of Kinder
heok say to the sun of intelligence, blazing round the
intellectual horizon of this republic?" Stand still!
oh ! sun, over my cabbage gardens in Kinderhook,
and set not, till I secure New York!" Wo do not
believe it possible?and the recent election in Con
necticut is a fresh argument in favor of this view.
From these views, reasons, and arguments, we,
therefore, inform our readers here and elsewhere,
that, as the great social and financial mouvement is
with the whigs, the probability is lhaithey will carry
the city next week, out and out, hip and thigh ?
Mayor and Corporation. If the whigs do not carry
every thing, with such chances in their favor, it will
be owing entirely to their own lukewarmness, their
own folly, their own mismanagement; and any par
ty, so marring good fortune, ought to be demolished
for good and all. At least, the whigs may rely on
this?if they do not succeed next week, and elect tri
umphantly their Mayor, and a largo majority of the
Corporation, they may expect one of the severest cas
tigations from the Herald that any clique, set, or body
of men ever yet got. The libels that we once per
petrated against John Haggerty, Joe Hoxie, and other
innocents wont be "a circumstance," as they say in
Ouisconsin, to what we shall lay upon the naked
backs of the recreant whig party, leaders, whippers
in and all. So they had as well get up early in the
morning and fight the good fight. By licking the
locofocos, they will escape a licking from the Her
ald. So, go to bed Tom.
Feast of Shells.?The following is the polite in
vitation to which we alluded yesterday:?
Albany, March 30. 1831.
Sir,?Your c-unpuny i? respectfully requested at Crutten
deu'.H Jnnuul Feast of Shells, which takes place at the Eagle,
Albany, en Tuurs lay, April 5, at 5 P. M.
Respectfully, yours, Inc. H. M Crane.
Whoever has spent a winter at the " Eagle," well
knows the delight and hilarity attending this famous
"Annual Feast." Or ginally established by the vene
rable Cruttenden himself?it'partakes of the character
of its founder?jolly, rich, round, racy, and witty.
Prince de Joinville, and the Party in his
Honor.?On the occasion of the Pnnee de Joinvilla's
arrival in this city, which is expected daily, the loyal
French inhabitants intend to give him such a dinner
as shall eclipse every thing of a public nature ever at
tempted here. In comparison with this, the Aetor
House dinner to Mr. Webster, last November, will be
a mere luncheon?a common every day affair. Tic
kets twenty dollars a head; and no pains will be
spared to make the concern as refined and elegant as
possible. It was in contemplation to have given a
ball; but as the committee of arrangements would
have had to designate the ladies with whom tne Prince
should dance, and as they are not sufficiently numer
ous of the elite, this projeet was given up.
That it will be a splendid affair, we doubt not.
Juvenile Concert at Madame Chegaray'e*
in Houston street.
There is nothing in thin country that has attained
.0 such a degree of excellence as the seminaries for
iroung Indies; and New York as usoal takes the lead
n the elegance and refinement with which these in
stitutions are conducted. Every thing that was taught
in the famous French convenes, by the daughters of
the poor but noble families, before the revolution abo
lished them, is learned in the New York establish
ments, with a superior finish, and a tournurt more
adapted to an improved social system, and a more
solid polish of fashien and manners. All the
branches ef an ornamental education, calculated to
endow the pupil wkh a graceful ease of manners, and
that unerring tact which has only heretofore is mi
quired by a long intercourse with the world, is now
obtained by the ordinary routine of study, in which
the usages ef seciety ore introduced, and the forms of
the drawing room acquired, at the same time that the
imna is stored with exquisite literature, and those use
ful and more substantial avquuutions which qnainy
the fair buds of beauty to be ministering angels of
domestic comfort and happiness, as well as Graces
and Muses in the pleasures and enjoyments of exist
ence.
Undeniably the most rechercht institution of the
kind in New York kj that of Madame Fulgence Che
garay, in Houston street, where the accustomed course
of tuition is varied by halls and concerts, in which an
exhibition is practically made of those accomplish
ments which are acquired theoretically in the school
room, and the routine of education delightfully diver
sified by a glimpse into the gay viata of fashionable
Ire, of which the fair exhibitant* are hereafter to hc
came the diamatia persona'. One of these was given
last Friday evening, and wa have much pleasure in.
devoting a portion of our columns to the pleasing'
topic.
On that evening a conet rt of vocal and instrumen
tal music was given by Madame Chegarsy's pupils,
at the house in Houston street, which prceentid a
brilliar.t appearance, being crowded by the friends of
the young ladies, mod the lovely creatures themselves,
radiant in youth and beauty, and palpitating with
that natural and graceful timidity which sits so wsll
upon thnr delightful sex, whoee blushes upon s??h
occasions are like the roseate tints which lie hidden
in the recesses of the Indian shell. The programme
was divided into two parts; the first of which was
thus arranged.
ritr L
Miss P. B ? Le Chalei Ran*), ... Hfrt.
" M. W.?Air, IisIImh, .... Lrawinr.
" C. P ? It i? the H'.ur, Dv ? wrist.
" C. W.??Air. VrnHien, ? ? ? Hun re.
" E. McN.?Te?ck m* loforg'i, ? ? Bi.hop.
" K H.-k' intUinf MuMuiltlln, . ? lite ho.
?? K. W ?Tiunle'. L ore, . . Horn.
'* 8. De P.?Air dr Nine, Roixo . . Hrrr.
P. H ?1 kr May Dew, ... Uorr.
? Jj" f Durtt, Air Haitse. " " " Hsuim.
E. 8. He never taiil kr loved, ? * HoUton.
? } Duett. Oelop Inllnen ' Hrrr.
F. K.? For Erin ia eiy llomr, ? ? Melody.
J Durtt, Le Chalet, * * Hantrs.
J. H.?Thro' the Wood*, . ? . Horn.
F. P.? Caetileae Vnrirr, - ? ? Hnntrw.
A. 8.?Orray'd lor toe Bridal, ? Helltni.f
Overture la Frm Ihmvlo ? )
L. 8. 1st pisno. ) Overture Is
V. 8. 94 '? \ 4 pienos, harp, flair, vks t . .
H. D 3d " I lie, vkdincrllo. Arranged t
P. f. 4th " * by C Tliibaulc /
This display was perfect, and shewed the wonder
ful aptitude of the young ladies for the science of
sweet sounds, and thsy wore not only consummate
mistresses of execution, but were imbued with the
true philosophy of music. Madamo Chegeray was
delighted, as we.ll she might be, at the applause elic
by the manner each piece went off, and it was quite
a treat to witness the graeeful and modest manner
in which the fair performers acknowledged the ap
plause and graiulatton of the listeners. As Ariel paid
particular attention to each piece, he noted down in
the volume of his memory the impression produced,
and now turn the leaf is read it. Miss P. M. who
I commenced, executed her task very com men da hi y;
Miss M. W. very fair; Miss 0. P. did herself credit;
and MissC. W. proved that her lessons were not pro
fitless, and would turn to good account. Miss E.
McN played and sang with excellent taaie; and M.ss
K. H. waa very, very good. Miss F.. W. acquitted
herself handsomely; Miss I, D? P. wns goed, and
gave promise of much excellence; and MeaP. H.
did fairly. The duett between the demoiselle* F. and
8 K. was excellently done; and Miss K S.'s "lie
never said he loved, ' was verv mtieh approved, al
though a person near us terna ked that a Urib aff?c*
tation had crt pt into her style. The duett played hy
the M.sses A. VV and B. H waa finely played ; and
Mias F. K.'s "Erin ia my home," wa? greeted with
warm approbation. The duett of l.e Chalet by Misses
E. M?N. and I?. B. passed oft w.||, as d?d the three fid
lowing pieces h? the Misses J II., K P. and N. 8.
The overture to " Fra D.avolo" hy Maara I,. H , V.
8., R. I) , and F. P., was a performance of exquisite
skill and refined tasie, and received, as it merited, the
warmcauulogiums.
The most popular coneerl at may of the public i
could not have elicited more enthusiastic applause than
wief the very youthful appearance of seine of the
young ladies, and the facility with which they unra
velled the cemplicated links of melody, and the tout
ensemble composed of youth, beauty, talent, and
grace, with the natnral interest of the relatives and
friends, eould not fail to touch the most unimpassioned
heart, and make the blood run with a warmer and
livelier current.
After an intermission of a short tints, it was com
menced, and proceeded in the following order.
To save our space, we have been compelled to no
tice this portion more briefly than we could have
wished.
PAST II.
Mi'g V. S.?Cavstina, ? ? Bagioli.
Tlii# was nottuiig en account of the abaence of Bagioli.
C Dso?" March? d'Alex
Mi.. R. D. ) ( Hm MMt "ceUeot
V. go." )
" O. C.?The Wafer Lily, . Boyle. Good.
C Variations?"Ma Pan- \
M V. 8. v c^etteest charinanlc"? \ |!eri- Excellent.
J wuhHi!.? 2viaUnii,flute i
* tenor, vioiincello. '
" H. M.?Air from Higismundo, Rowiui. Excelleat.
f Rondo--Hurle tbewe^e ^
" L, B. < Moiift?Ah J perdona, f Here. Exquisite.
1 with ac.? 2 violins,flute, (
? * tesor, vioiincello ' ? ...
" W. B c . . | Remarkably
" J. H. | Blow, gfntle gales. { Bishop. w*||.
o i From la NorniH-Piana, > Boebsa. Very well.
Mt?s W. B. ( harp flute, and has#. > ?
" R. D.?Cavatinn, ... BePini. Good.
" SAIcK 1 T7o*i0 Eg>t j Hastes. Very well.
" W, B.?Come, come to me, Bellini. Wood
" J. H.?Surdes themes de Carafa. Czerny. Good.
" A. S ( ? . . I Good.
" E. S. | . . . | Admirable.
" C. P. | - - - | Very good.
?' W.B. 'Glee?Tne Ind an Drum, Bishop. Excellent.
" J H. I - . - | Wood.
" G. C. | - . . 1 Well.
" L B. ( . - . J Very Good.
We should have bsen much pleased to have gone
into a more lengthened analysis of the qualities, both
vocal and instrumental, that were displayed in the
course of the evening, as it is so pleasant to descant
upon excellence, and that pleasure is enhanced when
ladies, young, beautiful, naive, and graceful girls are
the theme. But the limits of newspaper columns are
inexorable; suffice it to say, that a more pleasureable
occasion could not present itself, and that it was as
creditable to the city of New York, as it was to the
individual ladies who took part in it, their teachers,
and preceptress.
O* If the postmaster of Pougbkeepsie does not let
our subscribers have their papers as sent, we shall
give him a pill, stronger than Brandreth's, that will
reduce his rotundity at least one foot, Winchester
measure.
Alton Trials.?John F. Trow, 36 Ann street, has
published the "Alton Trials" for the murder of Love
joy, in a very neat little volume, embellished with a
frontispiece, representing the riot, dec. It is well got
up. The trial of Graves & Co. for the murder of
Cilley ie not yet in press.
Sao Statd of Things.?No longer since than the
last Coart of Sessions, a scoundrel of a negro was
sent to the state prison for seven years, for an infa
mous outrage on a young white girl, who now lies in
a very feeble state from the effects of his brutal treat
ment. In our paper of yesterday we reported the
facts of an outrageoos and indelicate assault com
mitted on the person of a respectable citizen's wife,
on the Battery, in open daylight; and today we have
to record a fact still more distressing and dreadful in
its perpetration, consequences, and in every respect.
A stoat swarthy negro, yesterday morning, seized a
lovely little girl, twelve years of age, as she was pass
ing up an alley in Laurens street, and proceeded to
treat her in a manner too shocking and horrible for
description. The little sufferer now lies in an almost
hopeless state, so sadly and severely has >he been in
jured. The black scoundrel is in bridewell.
The whole affair is beyond description. When is
this state of social affairs to terminate 7
America.** Gipsies.?We have a considerable lum
ber of gipsies-living in this city?the real original race.
X7* Boarding and Lodging ie falling in price all
over th<> city. The poor keepers-of boarding houses
have the greatest difficulty to succeed in these hard
limes.
SZ3r The JerrxasoK Hall, at lha Shakspeare, on
iMonday night, was a neat little concern. Several
very pretty girls graced the room with their presence.
Miss F., a pertrct little fairy, with her dark tresses
hanging in ringlets round h?r laughing cheeks, dis
played most elegant movement- >u the waltz and co
tilion. She was dressed in white, with a black bodice,
and a long dark rtbbutv flying froas her waist. In
the German waltz the pioturoquenesa of her varioaa
movementa was extremely beautifo). There was
also a very sweet looking young one, graceful in
form, arrayed in white, who danced with a peculiar |
modest and graceful air? Misa K., if 1 mistake not?
also MiasL., Miss B., Mm T.. and Misa H., dressed
in orange and white. The cotillou and the waltz were
alternated during the evening. Mr. Schatfor was the
master of'ihe ceremonies, and a better could not be
found. Ha was very polite and attentive to all pre
sent. Dr. DuncomWe, the Canadian patriot, was pre
sent, and was delighted with tho dancing. Better
than fighting in Canada.
Cerperstlea of New York.
WaoRKaaAT, April 4, 1838.
BoAaa-or Aldbhmen.? Several acts passed by the
legislature relating te the city of Pfcw York were re
ferred to ike committees to which they appertained.
A petition from the Asylum Committee to he em
powered to remove manure from the streets to their
farm at Bloorningdale The petition was signed by
Stephen Allen. Aid. Ingraham thought that a part
of 1000 loads of manure would he a very seasonable
benefit to the asylum. Aid. Hoxie stated that a few
hours ago he had seen the namaof Stephen Alien
signed te a document complaining of the great ex
penses of the city t ret new we eee him making an
application by which thoee expenses would be in
creased. He moved that it be referred to the com
mitee for clearing streets. On s division, the motion
of reference was lost; and Aid. Ingraham moved
lhat the prayer of the petition be grained forthwith,
the ttus'ees removing the manare at their own ex
pense. Carried.
Petition of Thos. S. Brown to purchase lands at
Brooklyn j remonstrance of Roht. Dyson and others,
against widening Arch street; of the inhabitants of
Murray Square Hill to have the proceedings for a
square annulled, were presented and referred.
Aid. Hoxie presented a communication from the
committee of the Mercantile Library Association,
thanking the Board for its donation of a copy of its
records. Ordered on file.
The Board of Assistant Aldermen here enrered.and
the Common Council organized itself into joint hal
Several resignations of Inspectors of elections
were received, viz : of S. R. Harris, 1st Ward?of J.
P. Phentx, of the 2nd Ward?of Livingston Livings
ton, of the I5ih Ward?of Alpheua Sherman, of the
12th Ward?of Clarkeon Crolioe. Jr.. ol ths fnh
Wtrd?of Theodore Craig, of the 7ih Ward?of Jaa.
Freeman, of the 17th Ward?of John Palmer, of the
16th Ward?of Robert Reattv. of the 10th W?rd?
of George Drake, of the 13th VVard?of H. B Knapp,
of the 11th Ward?of Thomas Valentine, ofih?earae
Ward-of Andrew Jackman, of the 17th Wild?of
Benjamin Townsend, of the 14th Ward?and of Sam
uel fc Thicker, of the 16th Ward. These several re
aigna'iona were accepted.
John Banrkrr, Jr.. and Robert Smith, were appoint- ?
ni InfMCton of el66tioi!i of th* lit Ward?Jimw I
Avery was nominated to the same office for the 4th :
Ward, by thi Assistant Alderman of the4th Ward.
The Assistant Alderman of the Idth Ward, now,las
ted Daniel A. Robertson in opposition A discassten
sresc upon this double nomination, and it was stated
to he the rele thtl the person appointed should be of
the same politic* as the puny who resigned. In the '
course Of I he debate it came out by a question of A J
derman Varan, that Mr. Robertson had been nomi
nated by the whig Committee of the 4th Ward. The
name of Mr. Avery was withdrawn, and Mr Robert |
son was appointed to fil? the office of Inspegterof
elections in the 4-h Ward. John Reowisk and Levi j
D. Blamm, wefe proposed for thg 10th Wmd. A!
German Hnie asked, in the name of heaven whether
some other nomination than Chat of Slamm coold
not be proaoaed; he would go any name but that; he
would prefer a black man to bong, or
Messrs. Renwick and Slamm were appointed, Al3.
Hoaie dissenting. R- S. Wmslow and /alias Hitch
cock were appointed aa Inspectors of elections of die
11th Ward, to fill the vacancy in tho 11th Ward.?
Eiisha Johnson wan appointed to the same office in
the 13th Ward. Thomas Graham was in like man
ner nominated to the same office in the I5ih Ward.
Samuel D. Craig was appointed to the same office in
the 7th Ward. Jared L. Moore, was appointed to
the same office in the 6th Ward. Daniel Sparks was
appointed to the same office in the lGih Ward. James
Tilden, and George Fessenger were appointed to the
same office in the 17th Ward. Dav;d B. Keeler was
appointed to the same office in the 7th Ward.
The resignation of Thomas J. Waidron, as Deputy
Clerk of the Washington Market, was read and re
ceived. A motion was made that Thomas C. Bar
tine be appointed in his stead. Alderman Bruen
moved that the motion lie on the table, which was
lost, and the appointment was confirmed.
Isaac F. Russell was nominated to the office of
City Weigher by Alderman Hoxie. After some re
marks, the nomination was withdrawn.
The resignation of Obadiah Ayers, who received
the appointment as Assistant City Inspector in Sep
tember, 1816, and who has held the office for 22
years, was received. It stated that the resignation
was tendered on the ground of age and infirmity. On
motion, it was ordered to lie on the table.
On his petition to that effect, Edward Ewen was
appointed City Surveyor.
The report of the Chief Engineer was received,
with a list of expulsions, resignations, and appoint
ments.
The Cemmon Council then adjourned, and the
Board of Aldermen resumed.
The report of the Finance Committee in favor of
leasing Lumber dock and basin, at the foot of 42d st.
to Messrs. Mclntyredb Smith, for ten years, at $5600
a year, was read. Aid. Br<ien said that the corpora
tion had laid out $70,000 on this dock, and the sum
of $5000 was too small a sum. The wear und tear of
these docks was ten per cent per annum, and at the
end of the lease this dock would be dilapidated. He
objected to the confirmation of the report, unless the
dock was to be given up at the expiration of the lease
in good condition. He moved that it lie on the table
until the next meeting of the Board. Aid. Ingraham
explained. He stated that the construction of the
dock was defective, and it would require $10;OOO or
$15i$00 more to make it proper for use. This would
kave to be defrayed by the lessees, who did not calcu
late upon receiving any profits for the first 5 years.
Aid. Bruen's motion was rejected and after a length
ened debate the report was adopted.
The same committee reported against concurring
with the Board oi Assistants to sell by auction the
Red Fort, at the foot of Hubert st. Adopted.
A report of the Committee on Charity and Alms
Houses, concurred with the Board of Assistants in a
grant of $400 to poor widows and orphans. Adapted.
The Committee of Police recommended that a pen
alty obtained against William Sommeas for keeping
an intelligence office without license, be remitted.?
Adopted.
The same committee reported against the petition
of George Sonne, now in prison on two judgments
obtained against him for the sameefTence as the fore
going. Adopted.
The same committee reported in favor of discharg
ing from, prison Tobias Peaieall, on a judgment ob
tained against him by the corporation for selling li
quors without license, on condition that he pay the
penalty and costs. Adopted.
The same committee reported in the case of George
Walkington, recommending that the corporation at
torney do cancel the three judgmentaobtained against
him for selling meat without license. (This is the
case in which Aid. Brady was formerly alluded to;,
and he declined giving any opinion on that matter.
It appended the testimony taken thereon.) The re
port was adopted- Aid. Patterson moved to reconsi
der, in order to lay the report and testimony on the
table, to enable Aid. Brady to take what action he
thought peeper thereon. So ordered.
Alderman Patterson moved that a select commit
tee be appointed to consider and report what altera
tion is necessary to be made in the salary of the wa
ter commissioners. Alderman Varian thought that
the proper oemimtiee would be that of finance. The
motion was carried. Alderman Patterson begged
leave to deoltne being chairman of the committoe.
Alderman-Hoxie hoped he would serve, to which Al
derman Phtterson deferred. The select committee,
as nominated by the president, consists of Aldermen
I Patterson, H*xie, and Varian. [It appears that the
water commissioners were appointed by the former
board, and the dominant party wish to cut down their
salaries; rtna explains the coquetting between Alder
men Patterson and Hoxie.]
Tho report of the street committee was readj ap
pointing tunes for the opening of certain streets and
roads.
The committee of charity, &c. recommended a
concurrence in the resolution of the Hoard of Assist
ants, granting $400 to the widow of John Buokloli,
killed in hia duty as a fireman. Adopted.
On the application of Mr. Eldridge, the editor of
the Times> that that paper be placed on the list of
those employed by the Corporation, Alderman Va
rian thought that all the other papers should share in
tho same privilege. Hie application was referred to
the finance committee.
Ott motion of Alderman Whitehead, document No.
7.1, to amend and modify the laws and ordinance#
now in force relating to the Fire Department of the
city of New York, and reduee the same into one art,
waa taken up, section by section. The second sec
tion, appointing the mode and time of appointment of
Engineer, gave rise to a debate of upwards of an
| hour, and about half a dozen amendments and re
i amendments. Aldermen Benson wished the members
of th?* Fire Department to have the choice of officers;
and Alderman Ingmham thought the Corporation had
no authority to delegate to others the appointment of
officers which the-law vested in ti. Alderman logra
ham's amendment eventually succeeded. The law
consists of 61 sections, of which the Board got
through six, when it was ordered to lie on the table,
and bemade the special order of the day at the ..ext
meeting.
The Board then adjourned.
Board of Assistant#, April 4.?Petitions refer
red.?Of Engine Co. No? 49, to have an additional
story to their house.
A communication was received from the Mercsn
lile Library, returning thanks for a donation of the
records ?f this Hoard.
The Board then met the Board of Aldermen ia
joint ballot On their return, they concurred in the
grant of 1$00 loads of manure to the Bloomingdale
Asylum, and adjourned.
NARBIKD.
On iltr 4th imrtiW, M Pi Paol'a Charr.lt. by Ihf Rrt Dr.
Kaalbarn, A. HjrHiHailb. Ekj to Mb* Ann MarfiretC Kelly,
daughter o4 the late Philip Kelly, of Philadelphia,
On tho 3d inataaU hy the Her. Mr. Benedict. Joarph H.
Pierce, of HtrrUburg. Pa. to Mian .fane M Lambert, of thii
dtp.
BUD.
On the 4th instant. alter a lingering i Uveas, Janea, wife of
Tunis Jemleman, Esq. In the 7?th year of her ag..
The friends ami acquaintance nI the family are invited to
attend her funeral ihia afternoon at 4 efrlerh. fr*m thereat
Hence nf her r oaliand, corner of Micka and Jrroleman streets,
Brooklyn Heights.
On the 3rd instant, niary Elisabeth, claurhter of Henry J.
B^nfortl, aged fl veer*
On Tuesday, the 3d inatant, friah Ryder, in the 64th year of
hiaage
On Moo<lav, the 3*1 inatant, Rarmaa Hendricks. in the 67th
yearnt hi* age.
On the Zbf all. on hi* wny to Charteaten, whither he waa
gnlng fhr the benefit ofh'* health. Joaepta 0 Dei ry, Itepfcew of
the late Jade Cowan, aged 34 yenri.
At Erie, Pa. 2-tth ult. Re?. Bennett ?lover, Pastor of St Pant's
Choreb, at that place.
CP MUSICAL PAR t Y AT THE SECOND WARD
HOTEL. No. 47 Navann ?tre. t, on THIS KVBNINO, April
5th - The f. (lowing gentlemen of veHnowledged tnlent hare
in the ktndeat manner volunteered their aervlcea on lht? ocea
ilO? : -it
Meaar*. Sherman, Bovnea, Rrower, Knight. Aa?th, Eield,
Bryan. Smith. Eoaier, Leman. Hackott. K??ral, Lomon, RendnM,
IfDonnell, Bowen. Orrmoa. Con.phell, Rani?bn1ton? fcc.fce.
In the muraenf the erenlng a variety of choice It1'**. Hu
ett*. aoloa and cborti?a*a, both comic and sentimental, will he
attng. _
A nmfeaanr will preside at the piano Tn eommence at ?
?Vtftfll
Ticket. Unreal*, to he had at the bar _ aA It*
CP Notice TO RAIL"B? ?If the peraoa wk"celled at
No. II Commerce on tl.e 3d Inst. to Inqalre of the friends of
Henry Ackerman. nlll call tgai# ?t tke *nme place, he will
n ?
AjkJ a i ?T-r?i.
who understand* hi*
TT hna'tieaa Aim. a Cnnk. One who aan predate good
'eeommrndatinna bear ? situation in a politic house I
mile* o*t of ifctncHT, by applying front 11 to 3o'clock. P. M
at 44 llu.taa tt. ctn ?. r ol TLoaiM ?L sMt?

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