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Sf*w York, Friday, October !44, IN45.
w E E K L y JU. R A L D .
The Weekly Herald, to be ready at 8 o'clock tins
morning, at six pence a copy, will contain lour
spirited engravings of views on the Reeky Moun
tains, illustrative of the Great Expedition of Captain
Fremont. That of the Wind ^tver Mountains is
interesting as the South Pass, the Great Road to
Oregon and the Pacific, lies on their Southern edge.
These splendid engravings are accompanied by a
description of each?particularly of the peculiarities
of the Pass.
The Expected Foreign News.
The Great Western may and may not arrive to
day. She left Liverpool 011 the 11th inst , and is,
therefore, due. The public, especially the specula
tors in fruit and flour, are unxiously awaiting her
advices. The intelligence of the crops, received
by the Hibernia, has created an intense interest for
late and more authentic information of the harvests.
The Oregon Question?Position of Mr.
Polk's Administration.
From the intimations given forth in the organ of
the President at Washington, and also in the news
papers throughout the great cities, there seems to
be little Goubt now that the President is determined
to stand by the jiosition he assumed on the Oregon
question, 111 his inaugural address, and that he will
consider the title of the United States to the whole
territory as unequivocal and unquestionable.
This impression of the intention of the President,
as to his luture course of action, is strengthened
from the rumor that he has rejected a proposition
that wus made to him, and made a second time,
by the present British minister at Washington. It
will be recollected that Mr. Calhoun, during the
time which he occupied as Secretary of State, re
jected all overtures relative to an arbitration, or a
mediation of the question covering the rights of the
United States to the Oregon territory. The corres
pondence, which passed between Mr. Calhoun and
Mr. Pakenham, at that time, is now in the posses
sion of the government at Washington, and will,
most probably, be communicated to the next Con
gress, as part of the documents accompanying the
President's Message. We have received positive
information of the character of that correspondence,
and that it takes the highest and most inde
pendent ground on the Oregon question?a ground
wliictr now appears to have been adopted, in every
feature, by Mr. Polk, while the same rumors indi
cate that Mr. Buchanan, the present Secretary of
Slate, was in favor of a more conciliatory and less
independent course.
This Oregon question, shaped aod formed as it is
now believed to be by the present admistration, will
probably form one of the meet important subjects of
discussion at the next session of Congress, and will
create a great deal of controversy both in this coun- |
try and in Europe. If the President assume the
highest and most independent ground, declaring the
rights of the United States over the whole territory
to be unquestionable, we have not a doubt that the
western and southern, and a large portion of the
other States, will pass resolutions terminating the
joint oecupationby givinga year's notice,and proceed
to organize that into a regular territory. A position
of this character would unquestionably produce a
great deal ofexcitement in the British government
and amongst the British people, but we do not ap
prehend that any serious ditficulty could grow out
of it hflecting the present relations of the two coun
tries. England, ever since the States repudiated,
has been venting her spleen in a variety of ways
through her newspapers and her journals, and fre
quently in the Houses of Parliament. But we pos
sess a power over the government and people ol
that country, which is a sort of bond and mortgage
on their peaceable behaviour. We mean the cotton
market?the rnonojtoly of the cotton market?which
is now made still more certain than ever by the
annexation and possession of Texas. The passage
of a law, organizing the whole of the territory of the
Oregon into an ajrpina^e of the United States,
might create a great effervescence in England and
appear to stimulate them to hostile measures ; but
such a result will never take place in the present
commercial relations of the two countries. Yet
there will be a flare-up and a great deal of noise
and vast floods of invective, and fulmination of all
manner of anathema of the British press, with a
double dose of the same materials and the same
charges which have characterized their attacks
upon us during the last five years. But we need not
cire for all that, while we are going on prospering
and to prosper.
In the meantime, we may prepare for a great ex
citement iu Congress and throughout the country,
growing out of the position of the President on this
important question.
Municipal Reform.?We perceive that the Com
mon Council have taken up the important Bubject of
municipal reform, and adopted measures for procur
ing a new city charter, organizing the government
of the city on principles similar to that of the gene
ral government of the United States. The Mayor,
who will stand, up it were, in the place of the Presi
dent, to be elected for a term of years?the members
of the city Senate, also, for a term of years?and the
Aldermen for one year. Then the various depart- I
inents are to be properly organized, and placed un- 1
der the control of responsible officers, all subject to
the usual checks and balances.
Some plan of this kind is indispensable. During
the last few years we have tried all parties. The
whigs and locofocos have been found equally ineffi
cient and corrupt. Two years ago, the community
became so much dissatisfied with the old parties,
that they created a new party, and elected entire
ly new men, called the "natives." But these
men were hardly in their places, till they com
menced a course of action even more injurious
and more unpopular than that of their predecessors
They increased the taxes one hundred and fifty
thousand or two hundred thousand dollars per an
num Accordingly, at the end of their term they
were tnrned out, neck and heels, and not a vestige
of them left. Then the people returned to the eld
locofocos, and with what success may be imagined,
when we reflect that they have actually increased
the taxes even over the amount levied by the " na
tives." And the streets are dirtier than ever?worse
paved than ever?in tact, every thing has been con
ducted in the most shameful manner. It is evident,
therefore, that no party, either old or new, under
the present constitution of the city government, cHn
answer the just purjioses and expectations of die
people Only one thing is now left for the |ieople to
do?and that is to obtain a new charter?a just ays
tern of municipal government?so that the manage
ment of the various departments and the executive
powers may he taken out of the hands of the cliques
of committees of the corporation, and placed in the
hinds of responsible officers.
We are then glad to see that the Common Coun
cil hnve taken up this subject, and made a report and
drawn up a law to be presented to the next Legisla
ture, tor the purpose of procuring the enactment of
such a bill; and thus enable us to see it some reform
cannot be accomplished in this way.
Atlantic .Steam Ships?The two NewYork steam
ers, the Great Britain and (ireat Western, will, by
the detention of the former, probably be in port at
the same time. This will give those interested in
such matters, an excellent opportunity of comparing
? he capacity of the first steam packet that crossed the
KtUntic with the last one that has been built. The
In ? wa? set a float in 1838 an 1 the last in 1844. The
in t Western will look pigmy-like along side of
the <>reat Britain
Thk " TRnnrMK"ANt> TUB " Copbikr."?We have
been quite amused by the tilts that have taken place,
sometimes daily, and always weekly, between the
! TVibune and the Courier on the subject ot the itmt
ot the day?radicalism?abolitionism?Fouriensm
?and all other ttmt The Tribune is a strange sot1
of a hybrid?one hail a species of lunatic, and
t'other an avaricious, money-making animal. One
day it is very shrewd and knowing, and rapacious,
openly announcing levies of black mail on the ex
hibitors at the "Fair," and next day getting into a
lunatic tit, and tilling the air with its waitings and
weeping, and gnashing ot teeth about the misfor"
tunes of the poor?the distresses of the age?and
the ignorance of all the sons of men?wishing to
reform the world and create society anew. This is
one of the most amusing teatures of the Tribune?
its constant vibrations between common sense and
madness?between shrewdness and lunacy?be
tween the worldly mindedness of Crabbe's cunning
" Richard," and the verdant simplicity of Words
worth's " idiot boy." It has been the patron ol all
new ideas, andil any idea be more ridiculous than
another, it hugs that to its bosom with an exceeding
parental tondness. Yet, all this is combined with a
singular aptitude for receiving payments for notices
and puffs, and similar things, which daily fill its
The Courier and Enquirer finds no fault with the'/Yi
bune lor its worldly-tnindedness, but like a huge hum
bug that is half asleep, every now and then it gives it
sell a shake, rubs its eyes, and professes the utmost
ustonishment,through a column and a half of twaddle
at the ismi ot the Tribune, and the terrible doctrines
which the Tribune is promulgating to the world.
Now, it is a sober fact that all the Fourieritm and
radicalism, and anti-rentism of the 'Tribune, have
long since been shaved and dressed, and set to or
der by ths supervising care and attention of the
Herald. The Courier- is fighting a battle that hns
been already fought and won hv another. Yet the
huge humbug goes at it with all the gravity in the
world, looking very much like an elephant trying to
dance a minuet.
LKCTt'RKS on China.?Several lectures have been
recently delivered on China, down East, by Mr.
Gushing, the late minister to the East ; and we per
ceive from announcements in the papers, that we
shall have a series of lectures on Chinese literature,
language and religion, by two gentlemen, during the
course of next week. Mr. Fletcher Webster pur
poses to deliver a course of two lectures, to begin
on Tuesday next. Dr. Hernisz, the learned attach6
of the late mission, opens on Monday evening, at
the Society Library; and Irom the comprehensive
knowledge which he possesses of his subject, we
have no doubt that his lectures will be amongst the
most interesting ever delivered in this city. Mr.
Webster will probably deliver a very pleasing lectur*
as to what he saw, and the impressions produced
on his mind by new and striking scenes. Hut his
knowledge of the language, manners, history, and
all other matters connected with the Chinese, must
of course be imperfect. The lectures of Dr. Her
nisz will he the most interesting and valuable.
Ingersoi.l's History of the Last War.?One
of the most interesting books issued this season is !
" Ingersoll's History of the LastWar." It is, indeed, I
as interesting as Thier's History of the Consulate
and the Empire?and yet more graphic, sarcastic
and philosophical. Ingersoll has been, indeed, call- ,
Ied the Thiers of American historians The book |
has already created a good deal of talk in the naval !
world, from some remarks that he made in refer
ence to Commodores Stewart and Bainbridge, but
we have no doubt that a great many of his state
ments and remarks will bring forth more criticism
and more opposition. This will tend to give the
| work a great deal of popularity,and make it univer
sally known throughout the country. It is quite a
! readable book.
Removal of Dr. Reese ?The removal of Dr.
Rrese from the office ol County Su|>erintendent ot
Schools has at length been effected, alter a patient,
I lull and impartial investigation. We trust that here
after propercare will be taken to prevent the admis
l sion to this responsible office of narrow-minded nec
tarianism, intolerance and bigotry. The doctor had
now better take the big Bible presented to him by
! some of his friends, under his arm, and apply for
the office of County Superintendent of Camp-meet
ings, in which capacity he will prove a valuable aux
iliary in the work of weeping and wailing, howling
and gnashing ot teeth.
Monument to Clinton De Witt, Esq.?The
junior members of the bar of this city, headed by E.
S. Derry, Esq , intend to erect a tablet to the memo
ry ol the late Clinton I)e Witt, to be placed in the
Circiut Court room
Movements or Travellers.
Yesterday was again another of excitement at the
principal hotels, where a (till further increase of arrivals
under the present rapid and economical system of travel
ling, were registered. A season of spring-like mildness,
a city abounding with a superfluity of attractions, free
and cheap access from every section of the country, and
happiness and abundance for all classes, producing
uaiversal contentment and occasioning rational enjoy
ment,presents, at this moment, a most enviable source of
attraction; and, as such, appears to be cherished by the !
multitudes which daily crowd our hotels. Amongst the
many of yesterday's arrivals, we select the following.
At the
American?R. W. Weir, Weatpoiot; Nathan Smith, N
Haven; A. It. Joyce, W. Levingston, Bristol, Pa ; A.
Thornton, New Jersey; N. Le Brun, Philadelphia; Mr.
Vandcrkemp, do; J. Leeds, N. O ; C. K. Midleton, S. C ; j
Captain Howard, Norwich; D. L. Trumbull, do; D.
Wendle, U. S. A.; Howard Hume, Va.; Kd. Peteis, do
AsTsa.?H. Frizell, N. J.; J. Kennedy, Poughkeepsie;
las. Ayer, Lowell; D. K. McKae, Italeigh; E Smith,
Hartford; Isaac Haveland, L. I.; Thomas Swan, Balti
more; K. It. Hoot, Connecticut; Robert Patterson, F. O.
Brown, Washington, D. C.s T. B. Briggs, Boston; F.
Huntington, do; D. D. Broadhead, do; Ed Lyman, do; H.
Hamilton, Canada-, C H Stott, Hudson; P. Beaudry, Mon
treal; Col. Blossom, ' anandaigna; Geo. ( arson, Penna.;
(apt. Eldridge, ship Roscius; Mr. Bancroft, ' has. Mans
field, Boston.
City.?Capt. Johnson, packet ship Zurich; Mrs. Dun
can. England; O. W. Anderson, Savannah; D. McRae,
Raleigh, N. C.; Commander Barnum, U S Navy; Major
Walker, AVashington; Mr Izard, 8 C ; P.M. Dana,Ohio;
A. E. Van Gasabecb, Albany ; H. Ross, Essex; P. Maher,
Phi la.; T. Forr, 8av.; Messre. Hempstone, Neff, Cheese
borough, Phila; Ed. Kirkland, Vermont; H. O'Reily, Al
Fkanei.in.-George Thompson, ( hit;ago, Geo. War
ner, Mich ; J Bellamy, Norwich; N. Paiker, Worcester;
N. Ooodvear, Connecticut; N. S Palmer, Stonington,
Thomas brmdley, Wilmington; E 1, Stone, Troy; H.
Wilkes, Buflalo; S. Crosby, Bo-don; E. Caldwell, White
hall; James Brewster, N. 11.; H.Noble, F.ssex co : A. 1'.
Tillman, Seneca Falls; Joseph Jackson, Cin.: F. F. Tax
ton, Lexington.
Glome.?N. H. Hunt, Charleston; J. D. Groesbech,
Howard. ?Charles McGile. Geo.; J. Fraser. Canada; J.
WycoflT, Syracose; W Pangbarn, Albany; B Walker,
f'hila ; L Tucker, W. K. Deane, Boston, W P. Rathbone,
Kinderhook; E. W. Perry, N. O , Gen. A. N. Corse, Wa
terloo; O.Coles, Rochester; Joseph Connor, Norfolk; 8.
Hartshorn, do; Joseph Wells, do; H. M. Barker, Col.
Peck, Westchester; Samuel Upton, Maas , S Felton, Bos
ton; Mr. Ryan, Baltimore.
Folic* Intelligence.
Oct. 24 ? Burglary.?The store of Messrs. Davis A
Jones, of 181 William street, corner ol John, was burgla
riously entered last night and robbed ol FA,000 in notes
of hand, $3A0 in cash, and a check for $100, which pro
perty w as stolen from the iron safe.
Arretted on Sutptcton.?A man named William Smith
was arrested last night on auspirion of being implicated
in the robbery ot Mis Brown's dwelling, No. 330 Henry
street, on the afternoon of the ?2d instant The accused
was detained to anawer.
Pickpocket Caught.?A man who gave his name as
Dennis Castallo. was laat night detected in the act of
attempting to pick the pocket of another person named
H. Bush
Arrrit o) an Eimped Convict ? Ofllrer Mansfield, of
the 17th ward, last night arrested en escaped convict j
from Bleckwell's island, named John Williams, who was -
sent hack to hit old quartera
A Udy'i Pocket Picked -Mist Musgrove. of No. 6
Oak street, while passing through Chatham street yes j
terday afternoon, was rohhed 0f a ptomistory note for
- j .... w i ,-- - promissory note for
$100 and >14 in bank hills, with which the rogue made
hi* escape.
Fire at Winchester, Va ?On Tuesday after
"""I ? v.vvn, -I NIC uinnc Oil! in
Taylor's Hotel, occupied by Mr. Danner, and notwith
standing every exertion was made to prevent it, the '
building was soon burned to the ground The fire then
extended to the block of buildings known as Holt's row, I
and occupied as stores and offices, all of which shared
the late of the hotel. The destruction of goods and
other property has been immense, and is variously esti
mated at from $80,000 to >140,000, with but trifling inaii
Thk Delaware Division ?We are gratified to
learn, by a letter received in town, that the damage to
the Delaware division having liaen repaired, the wator
was yesterday let in The boats pass to-day. This will
be agieeahle news to our coal dealers.?Philad. Gag.,
h?? T-ttiras - Leot sun D.{ M/rza?Lilt ui(htas
the Hart ihone with placid radianco ou the great city
and tha fountain danced and leaped as if rejoicing in it*
lreedom and ita beauty,?and the leaves fell gentle from
the tree* in the Park?and the atatute of St. Paul looked
down sternly on all that bustling crowd that hurried
along tumultously outside the iron railing that ahut out
the liviug^from the dead) a strange scene might have been
witnessed in front of the temple dedicated to the drama
that stands opposite the Park. Carriage after carriage
was driving up to the entrance at a terrible rate ofspeed>
as if those whom they bore along were on a message
of life and death?huge omnibuses with a small ship-load
of passengers thundered along, bound to the same desti
nation-and into the vestibule of the building a dense
crowd was pouring, rushing, crushing, jostling, each
elbowing his way as if his salvation depended on reach
the iuterior.
" Good heavens ! why don't that cabman get out of
the way ?"
" Why, my dear Alfred, areyou certain that you en
" The most extraordinary genius"
" Make way for the ladies-gentlemen?make way"?
" Dear papa, we can never get in"
" Do let me pass, sir?if you please?"
And so the crowd kept pushing and crushing at the en
trance to the boxes, while to the pit and galleries a
sttearn of human beings kept pouring in, like clouds
going over the moon ou a stormyand troubled night. Cab
men cracked their whips-and coachman and footmen ,
shouted and swore?dainty forms, carefully wrapped up
in cloaks and shawls, but with bright eyes gleaming,
were handed from the carriages and tripped lightly up
the steps?dark faced men with huge mustacbios, and j
names known in the world of music, swept past, thinking
of nothing but the great, the wonderful De Meyer?lite
rate urs, judges, doctors, dandies, merchants, sturdy men
of toil?all classes were there, rushing with balf-l'rsnzied .
eagerness to hear the extraordinary geniua whose fame
has travelled throughout the world.
" Aha '. we do nothing by halves here !"
" Is he not worthy of all this V'
" Americans know how to welcome?how to support
But at last we get into the theatre. Such a dazzling
array !
" Just peep through one of these blinds
" What a house !"
" Who is that superb creature 7"
" Oh ! that is?but do look there in that box with her
magnificent head leaning against the pillar !"
"What a neck and bust!"
" Stop, the curtain rises !"
"Pshaw?we have to wait an hour before we hear
him !"
" But, my dear ?"
*' Oh ! 1 want only to hear De Meyer 1"
At last the comedy, " Katherine and Petruchio." was
over?the principal parts well played, too, by Mr. and
Mrs. Bland?and a most expressive murmuring sound
was beard throughout the house. Silks and satins rus
tled in the boxes?noses were blowed loudly in the pit?
and the galleries quite uoableto contain any longer their
pent up feelings of anxiety to hear the great magician of
the night-burst out into a strangely mingled chorus of
cheers, whistling, and " Yankee Doodle."
Slowly the curtain rises, and two superb pianos are
seen upon the stage. Then all was hashed and silent as
that grave-yard over the way, where the Apostle stands
sentinel. De Meyer?a well formed, broad-shouldered,
fair-haired, merry-eyed young man, with a diffident and
embarrassed air, enters from the wing. A loud shout and
clapping of hands greet him. lie bows awkwardly?
scrambles across the stage?seats himself before one of
the instruments?a smile lights up his features?he runs
his fingers like lightning over the keys?every eye is
bent ou the performer?every ear is entranced?in breath
less wonderment the audience sits enchained?De Meyer
suddenly stops?the house, as if spell-bound, i9 hushed
as the cradle of tho sleeping child for a moment, but
then out bursts such applause, as if the very elements
j were thundering around Old Drury, and threatened ita
| destruction.
Great,indeed,as was the enthusiasm which the lion-pia
nist has called forth in his first two concerts, it was by
far outdone by that, which vented itself tn the most tu
multuous applause last evening. We never have wit
nessed a similar uproar attending an instrumental per
formance, and if the bravos could have been as innu
merable as the trees of our native forests, he would have
richly deserved them, for, the most vivid imagination
could never have fancied that such an unsurpassing
bravoure and excellency can be attained by a mortal,
being. The more we bear De Meyer the more we are
struck with awe at the dazzling height from which his
coliossal genius is looking down on all the other pianists
of the world. Liszt's power is proverbial, but it can
staud the comparison with De Meyor's as little aa Thai
berg's touch with the velvet handling of the lion-pianist.
De Meyer's power and delicacy in soft passages
separately taken, would have placed him above any
living perfrrmer; the tare union therefore of both sur
rounds his name with ? halo which will shiDe for ever on
the annals of music.
Till now we have spoken of the performer only, but
it would be injustice to forget the composer, although
we could find a ready excuse in the confession, that in
hearing and seeing him play, we have no thought left
for anything else. His "Lucregia Borgia," and " Elizir
d'Amore," contain variations written in an entirely ori
ginal stylo, which are as far above the usual diDg-dong to
which Henry Her/, has accustomed the pianist, as his
" Lucia di Lammermoor" soars above the endless India
rubber arppeggios ol the fantasia of the modern school.
His " depart" is a perfect point' d'amour. So Anacreou
would have composed, had he been as great a musician
with his voice as he was with bis heart. The Russian
air is imprinted with the delicacy of sweet sixteen, anil
the power of a giant; but his Mareht Marocaiiu is the
crowning effort of all. What wildness in the melody!
what soul-stirring energy iu the rythme'. what genius
in the harmonic combinations, not to speak of the entire
i ly original pattern after which it is cut. And we must
[ not forget to mention, that the lion is only a very young
lion?we might call him a baby-lion?with a gentle roar
' of only three years standing. May heaven defend as, if
he should still grow!
Leopold De Meyer played last evening before a house
crowded and fashionable in the extreme. We aaw there
the cream of the aristocracy ;and so great was the anxiety
to hear him, that we noticed even several faces, who
usually look upon the walla of a theatre as identical
with those of an extremely hot and uncomfortable place,
if Milton and common report are to he trusted. His
"Elixir* d' amore" was cheered throughout-, every
halting-place in it was filled with enthusiastic bravos ;
this was the positive of the applause; in his Russian airs,
preceded by the " departwe find the comparative, but
in the Marcht Marocaine, which he played instead of the
Russian airs, when encored, it reached the superlative.
Such clapping of hands, such knocking with sticks and
feet, we nave never heard. Well, Byron was right,
when he wrote;
" Well, well the world must turn upon ita axis.
And mankind must turn with it, head and tails."
So was the Sultan when he said :
"Allah is great?Mahomet his prophet?and Meyer his
pianist." And what a pianist!
When De Meyer bad finished his last piece, the audi
ence.alter aatiafying themselves with indulgeacefor some
minutes in the most unbounded applause, rose almost en
mane and left the house, although another comedy or
furce had been announced and was to be played. But it
seemed as if with his disappearance had ceased the pow
er of the spell to keep them in the house, and as if hold
ing close some rich and rare gift, fearful to hear the im
pressions made by De Meyer's wonderful performances
in the slightest degree disturbed, each hurried away, to
think, talk, sing, dream of the wonderful De Meyer !
Templeto*** Coxcekt, Last Evxitixn.?The brilliant
succesa of Templeton is th* theme of universal remark.
Last night Palmo's was crowded to suffocation. In the
foreDoon every seat below had been engaged ; and in
the evening, half an hour before the great vocalist made
his appearance, every availablo spot was occupied?the
orchestra filled up?the lobbies?every place. The sub
ject of last evening's "entertainment" was the history
and music of the times of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the
manner in which the fruitful and romantic theme was
illustrated by Templeton, was such as to fill every audi
tor with delight. It was indeed an opera?a tragedy?a
perfect representation, narrative, dramatic and musical,
of th* career of the lovely and ill-starred Mary. Krom
her birth to the last sad scene on the scaffold, the auditor
was led along, and the solemn pageant passed before
his eyes in shadowy array, awakening the tenderest
sympathies and opening the very floodgates of deepest
Tha songs were novel and eminently attractive.?
?'Away, Winter, Away !" was sung in exquisite atyle.
Here it is:
A way! wintkr, away !
Worship, je lovers,
No danger now hoveri,
Away, winter, away !
No blasts, rough end chilly,
To kill the sweet lily,
< ome worship, ye lovers, thi* May.
< arol, ye lovera,
In green leafy cover*?
Away, winter, away I
Now glow the red roae*,
The flower hud uncloses
To welcome the bteath of sweet May
This song was suggested hy the following verse in
" the King's Quoir," a hook of James I , which Mr. Tern
pleton furniihed as a curious specimen of the quaint po
etry of those bygone day*:
Worship, ye that lovers henr,, thi* May,
Kor of your hlis*the Kalrnilit' is begun,
And ling with ua, Away, Winter, Away.
Come, Summer, come, the sweet Season and Sun:
Awuke for shame .' that have your f/trynt'tf won.
And amoiously lift up your htdit all,
Thank Love that list you to his mercy call,
?Kelendis?May, the month of love.
fHevy nis? Heavenlineas.
Then followed " Will ye gang to the Ewe Bought*,
Marian"?a beautiful melody?" Oh ! Oolden Lyie"?
replete with thrilling tenderno**?" farewell to Thee,
thou Pleasant Shore !"? full of mournful sweetness -and
that capital mnrceau, " There was a Jolly Beggar." Be
tween the first anil arcend |a?rts, Trmpleton gave that
exquisite aong from " OustavilS" "I love her, how I
love her!" which was rapturously encored. In the se
cond part, seven or eight choice songs and ballads were
given : among them tne favorite " Lament of Queen Ma
ry," which was sung with the most touching pathos,
and the gloriou*" Bruce'* Address to hi* Army," which
ws* given in ? style of trumpet stirring fervor, *uoh as
only Trmpleton himself can attempt.
Vlr Trmpleton, in accordance with the requeit of se
veral of his lady auditors, gave, alter the conclusion ol
the second part, his admirable ?' All is lost." It was re
| ceived with the most enthusiastic applause. Then amid
I groat applause Mr. Templeton announced that on Mon
day evening he would give nno'hor entertainment tin
Thursday morning he gives a morning conceit in this
city a novel and most admirable Idea. On the evening
of Thursday lie gives n conceit in Brooklyn, in accord
ance with the request of many hundreds of his admirers
m that city. Thus lar he has carried every thing before
BowrKf Theat xa.?Last evening's entertainments
were for the benefit of Mr. Davenport, one of the moet
popular and promising young eotora in the city. The
house wee crowded to exceei, and, upon hia appearance,
Mr Davenport wa* hailed with moet enthusiastic ap
plauae. Tho perlormancea commenced with the national
dr ma of "The Black Rangers," in which Mr. Davenport
as Jeff Heth, wae irreeietibly comic and rich. The drama
went off with great eclat. After the drama the fou rth act
of the "Merchant of Venice," embracing the trial ecene,
in which Mr. Scott performed the character of Shylock,
una played. Next came "The Bloodhounde," in which
Messrs. Couy and Blanchard and their wonderful doge
Ilectoi and Bruin appeared. The evening closed with
the new farce of "In Kvery Body's Mess," in which Mr.
Davenport played the Yankee most admirably. The
same bill, and it is a strong one,is presented for to-night.
The Alhambra is nightly attended by large and fash
ionable audiences. The funny Ethiopian!, the charming
lefreshraents, and the lout cntemblt Of the place render
it a delightful evening's resort. They have an excellent
bill for to-night.
The Ac rohat Family are at Pittsburg, also Miss Petri,
some two or three years ago a great favorite here.
The Swiss Bell Ringers are very successful in Phila
delphia. They have been requested to give afternoon
Herr Alexander, the magician, has arrived in town
and will give some of his pleasing entertainments.
Mr. Thorup, with the assistance of Miss Stone, Miss
Garcia, Mr. Kendall, the bugler, and Mr. Swift, a tenor
singer, is going to givo a series of Concerts in New Bed
A new family of singers have appeared down east;
they are called the Rogers Family, and are singing at
Marble, the Yankee oomedian, is at Buffalo.
Marmaduke H. White, who has had much celebrity for
his scenic paintings, died last Thursday.
Fair ok the American Institute.?The closing
scene of the fair took place yesterday, and there
was an immense crowd in attendance during the
whole day. In tact it was better attended than on
any previous day. The saloon, cloth room, galleries,
and promenade, were all filled, and during the morn
tng, previous to the delivery of the premiums, it was
umusing to hear the different parties each contend
ing with one another as to the chance oi their get
ting premiums. " I'm booked lor a gold medal, I
know," said one. " Not so fast," says another, "the
committee have their eyes open and will never pass
by my article." " Oh, go along."says a third, ''look
at mine, that's the thing to squeeze out a premiu m.'
Here might be seen a party fast anchored to the but
ton of one ot the Premium Committee, who,
with a patient air listens to his story and finally
bows him away. So goes the world, each one stri
ving to attain a foremost place regardless how
lie elbows his neighbor in order to obtain his end.
Mr. Van Epos i tended to have delivered a speech
at II A. M., but was unable to do so in consequence
of a severe hoarseness, and his speech will be embo
died in the report that is to be delivered by the In
stitute. At 3 P. M., Messrs. Meigs and Disosway
commenced the reading the report of the premiums
awarded, and we give a list of the gold medals
which were declared as the reward of the various
exhibitors who had particularly distinguished them
Woollen Goods?Welcome Farnura.Waterford.Mass.,
lor best fancy cassimeres.
Cotton Goods?James' Steam Mill, Newburyport,
Mass., for best line bleached cottons.
Gingham.-Ida Mills, Troy, N. Y., for best specimens
of these goods. , . , ,
Best Specimen ok Prints, as regards design, color
and execution, American Print Works, Kail River,
"^Bonnets?For the Excelsior Bonnet, made entirely
of raw silk, John Sammis, 88 Delancey street.
Lamps and Candklabras?For the best workmanship
and color on an ormolu candelabra, Couthony 8c Nevers,
34 C h andh lier s - For the best six-light gas chandelier,
Woram 8c llaughwout, 681 Broadway.
Clocks and Watches?For the best chronometer, Lg
gart 8c Son, 239 Pearl street. For a superior levor es
capement clock, Victor Giroud, 281 Broadway.
Glassware?For tho best specimen of cut glass, M. &
T. Sweeney, Wheeling, Va.
Castings?For superior specimens, Jonathan Moore,
3 Dutch street , __ ? ?
Church Bells?Androw Meneoly, West Troy, N. Y.
Patent Flexible Vice-C. C. Chapman, Philadelphia
Tailors' Shears and Scissors?R. rleinisch, Newark,
Saws?R. Hoo 8c Co., New York.
Exercising Chairs-O. Halstead, 22 Nassau street.
Silver Ware?Ball, Tompkins 8c Black.
Raw Silk?Van Epps Sc Richardson. 19 Stanton street,
N. Y., $10 iind a Van Schaick medal; J. S. Pierce, $20
and a VanScbaick medal.
Manufactured Sile?John W. Gill, $50 and a \ an
Schaick medal.
Mathematical and Philosophical Instrument#
llanry Fill, Jr., New York, for a refracting telescope.
Diaphragm Filter?W. H. Jennison, Broadwny.
Steamboat Oregon?The superior boat.
Isinglass and Glue?Peter Cooper, New York.
Hemp Breaking Machine?G.AV. Billings, St. Louis,
Missouri. ? ? .
Evitalizing Truce?FowlerM. Ray, New York.
Throstle Spinning Machine?John Johnson, 115 East
Bread way.
Ikon Banding for Machinery?S J. Gold, Troy, New
York. . , ,
Perfumery?E. Roussel, Philadelphia.
Piano Forte?Daniel Walker, 411 Broadway.
There were one hundred and eighty silver medals dis
tributed and a large number of diplomas, and the lollow
ing statement shows the value of all that has been giv
en this year in the way of prizes:,
Gold Medals, $410
Silver do 90?
Do Cups, 410
Diplomas Is?
Agricultural Books 280
In cash 1??
In all, $2,330
The following sums were contributed by the parties
named for the "purpose of increasing the premiums en
live stock :
Jacob Little, Esq.,. .$??
John Ward, " 9?
H. G. Stebbins," 95
O. W. Patchen, " 96
At 7J P. M., Gen. Tallmage, the President of the Insti
tute, delivered the closing address, in which he went
over much ot the ground that has already been passed
over by tno oraters of the Institute. He explained its
object, its uses, and all regarding !t? he also noticed a
great number of the articles that have been exhibiting,
and some of his remarks were very happy. He refuted
the charge that had been made against the Institute, of
its being a money-making affair, and most solemnly de
nied it. He spoke at considerable length, and was much
applauded by his audience. At the conclusion of his
speech, it being nearly ten o'clock, the assemblage gra
dually di-persed, and in a short time, the Fair of the
American Institute closed till another year shall have
rolled round.
Great Sale or Wooli.kn Mills.? We learn
that the manufacturing proi>eriy of the late firm of
W. and D. I). Karnum, situated at Waterford, Worcester
county, was sold at auction on Tuesday by Coolidge &
Haskell. This is the largest woollen establishment in
the United States, with the exception of the Middlesex
Company inf this city. It was purchased by Welcome
Karnum, Esq., the surviving partner of the lirm, and one
of the most successful and enterprising mauuiacturers
in the country. The price paid lor the property was
two.hundred and twenty thousand dollars, and although
this may seem large, we are told that it is considered
far below its real value. A large number of woollen
manufacturers, from various sections of the country,
was present at the sale.? Lowell Courier.|
The Factory Riot in Alleghany.?The facto
ries all went to work yesterday morning, according
to the arrangement made on Friday. A very respectable
portion of the hands commenced in the morning, and
their number increased during the day, so that some ol
the factories had, in the afternoon about three-fourths ol
their usual number, and others about half. They will AH
up in a few days, as the excitement dies away. There
w as no disturbance or outbreak during the dey, althoogh
squails of pcrsoos were congregated on the streets, near
the factories, engaged in animated discussion of the all
absorbing topic. We were glad to see very few females
about.?Pittthurgb JLh., Oct. 31.
The Weather.?We are now favored with moat
lieaiitilul wether; the air is cool and bracing, with
just enough of winter in it to tinge the cheeks and Doses
of the belles in Broadway with e carnation hue. Our
itrects are as gay as a tulip bed, made so by the variega
ted. and warm, comfortable looking autumn dresses of
our ladies, who are constantly promenading to make the
most ol the glorious sunshine, which too soon must give
place to rude wintry winds We have just the weather
it present for healthy exercise, end the most delicate
nay venture forth at noonday, and breathe the delighttul
tir without fearing colds or cramps.?Albany Atlae, Oc
tober 33.
A man named Levi C. Froat, last from West
Cambridge, Mass., who kept en eating ho ne under the
Franklin House, Providence, shot himself with a pistol,
ihout Ave o'clock on Friday aflat noon, while standing
leliind the counter. The I'rin idenre Journal says he
was about thirty years of sge. No cause is assigned for
the rashect.
A Little Rumpi/b.?We learn that the Fx
Vdjutant General ol Ohio, General Gale, met the
.resent Adjutant General, Mutely, in the streets of
oliimbus, and made sn attack upon him with a cane,
without any notice of the assault. General Mosely got
i.ossessioii of the cane, and drubbed his assailant, who
was accompanied by the U. H. Marshal ol the district.
Another Strike.?The eeauiatri-HsrH of New
burgh have turned out, struck lor higher pay, and
avi< published s manifesto in the papers ststing their
;iievauces, and appending a lilt of prices by which they
vill in future he governed The Pittsburgh spirit, it
vill b# seen, is extending.
The Advocate, of Racine, W. T., Itaa the official
return of the population ol that place. It is 3,610, an
increase of nearly six hundred persons during thefpast
City Intelligence.
Presbyterian Synod.?The appeal of Dr.Torrojr from
the <1 coition oi the Rockaway Piyabytery was under
consideration all of yesterday wifc cloaed doora. It will
be recollected that the doctor waa tried in a civil Court
in Sueeex county, New Jersey, on the charge of bastar
dy and acquitted, but on trial belore the Presbytery he
waa suspended. He appealed lrom the decision of the
I'reabytery to tho SyDOd. We understand that the testi
mony lor the defence waa overwhelming, and complete
ly upaet that of the proaocutiou : and there ia not the
slightest doubt bat the decision of the Pieabytery will
be reveraed, and the Doctor come oil with flying co
Assembly Nomination.?The democratic committee
met last evening and nominated John Townaendaa mem
ber of Assembly, in place of Joseph C. Palmer, whose
nomination was re-considered.
Street Sweeter.?Yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, a
hugh sweeping machine mado its appearance in Wall
street. This is n newly invented machine of Mr. Mus
sey, of this city, and is designed by him to supersede tho
use of humanity in the art and science, theory and prac
tice of street sweeping. The machine is very large and
clumsy, and is attached to a cart which is drawn by two
horses. The machine itself consists principally of a
large circular brush made of rattan, which rests upon
the ground, and is turned by a chain which runs on a
drum fastened on to the axle of the cart wheel. By an
other chain an apron is also drawn over another drum
aud runs under the brush. As fast as the brush takes up
the dirt it discharges it upon the apron, which empties it
into the cart. Thus is the work of brush, man, horse,
cart and shovel, all done by this machine. It can do
every thing after a fashion that the human sweeper can
do but vote?and perhaps by the addition of a few more
cogs*aud belts,by the ingenious inventor, this deiiderotum
iu a sweeping machine may be accomplished The
brush is about four feet wide, and takes up the dirt quite
cleanly. It will do very well where tho street is per
fectly level and there is no mud. It would take up the
?lust on a wooden pavement admirably, but with the uu
eveu and muddy streets, which we aie destined iu this
city to have, we very much doubt whether it can be used
to any extent. It is a very iugeuious machine, however,
and it it can be made to work well, we shall be glad to
see it going.
The Militia System?The annual farce of militia drills
has for a few weeks past, and is now being played lor
the amusement of lovers of fun, boys, negroes and loaf
ers who congregate around the different companies. The
militia season is about closing and now we would ask
the plain question, what good has been accomplished in
it? Is a single one of the men who appeared on parade
and performed a few awkward evolutions, greatly to the
amusement of the spectators, and then, after answering
to his name, went home any better prepared to act if ne
cessary in his country's defence than he was heforo '
The idea is laughable in the extreme. No one entertains
it. When the call of our country is sounded in the ears
of her cnildren,they are ready at a moment's warning to
hazard fortune, home and life, in Iter defence?and two
hours of serious, sober practice in military evolutions,
would be a hundred fold more advantage to them than
forty of these annual farces. Every man who attends a
militia drill makes a laughing stock of himself so that
decent and respectable men very seldom pay any atten
tion to the warnings. By this means the whole science
of military tactics is brought into disrepute and our citi
zen soldiers made a laughing stock for loafers. More
over the system has failed entirely te fulfil its primitive
intention, which was to prepare our citizens
to be able in case of war to repel the in
vasions of an enemy. Even allowing that those
who attend the militia drills should make themselves
perfect in military science, still would the system bo a
failure. In this city, at least, not moro than one-twen
tieth part of those warned to appear pay any attention to
such warning. And then, instead of themselves acqui
ring military knowledge, the statute is satisfied if tney
pay a fine of five dollars and costs, aim this latter nine
tee n-t wentieths of them are required by law to do. Thus
the militia system, which was at first, no doubt, designed
for tho most patriotic purposes, degenerates into an
odious system of direct taxation, by which a set_ of lazy
officers and collectors are kept in existence. For what
becomes of these fines collected ? What proportion of
them ever enters the public treasury ? Are they not all
absorbed in " court martials," collector, commissions,
and the like ? Are th?y not rather divided among the
clique of field officers, who thus grind out of the honest
mechanics and respectable men of the commuuity their
money 7 This matter of fine deserves lookiug into, and
we hopo it will be done, and the system thoroughly ex
How much longer is this humbug to remain in exist
ence .' How much longer are our citizens determined
either to make fools of themselves or submit to a fleecing
lor the benefit of a few individuals I Every body is op
posed to the militia system, excepting the officers, who
fatten upon it. Now. why is not some practical move
ment made 7 Why is not a petition, with fifty thousand
names sent to the Legislature from this city; and who
will move first in this matter 7
Pocket Picxino.?Thursday morning a lady named
Vlusgrove had her pocket picked in Chatham street of a
promissory note for $100 and $14 in bank bills.
Kailroad Iron.?A fine specimen of lailroad iron is
now to be seen in front of the office of the Erie Railroad,
in Wall street, ft is from the Montour Irou Works, of
Danville, Pa., and is fifty pounds to the yard, of the odge
or H pattern. It is from anthracite pig iron.
Democratic Candidate kor Register.?The Demo'
cratic Registry Convention met on Thursday evening at
Tammany Hall, and after sitting till 4 o'clock yesterday
morning, finally succeeded in nominating Mr. Samuel
Osgood, as the candidate for Register. The Registry
nominations are now complete. That of the whigs, Mor
ris Franklin; the democrat:', Samuel Osgood; the Natives,
Joseph Hufty; and the National llefoimers, Ransom
Smith. Let him laugh who wins.
Sudden Deaths.?On Wednesday evening last, a man ,
named Francis Crawley was seized with a cramp in his
chest, wheih produced immediate death. This morning, I
ai the coroner was about to hold an inquest upon his
body, lie was sent tor to hold an inquest also upon Mary
Crawley, tho wife of Francis Crawley, she having been
found dead in her bed. Her body was conveyed to the
dead house, wbero that of her deceased husband was
then lying, and alter the inquest being held, in accord
ance with the wishes of their son, a lad of about 16, they
were deposited fide by side in the same grave.
* New Organ.?The new organ recently built for the
church of tho Rev. Mr. Bellows, was last evening exhibi
ted at the church. The house was crowded by a very
fashionable audience. In the course of the evening the
organ was played upon by a number of the most distin
guished organists in the city. The organ presents on
the outside a very fine appearance. It is .'6 luet high
and 16 feet front, and of a very handsome design. It con
tains three sets of keys, and 34 stops, and is one of the
largest class of organs. The tone of the organ is cer
tainly very superior. Its diapasons are characterized by
great volume aud richness of tone. The reed pipes,
particularly those of the swell organ, are certainly of
greater sweetness of tone than any thing of the kind we
ever heard. Altogether the exhibition must have been
highly satisfactory, both to the audience and the build
ers, Messrs. E. 8t (J. O. Hook, of Boston.
Militart?The " Lioht Guard."?Yesterday that
elegant corps, the " Light Guard," under co.nmand of
Captain Vincent, paraded. They made a fine appear
ance?turned out in good numbers?and justly excited
the admiration and pride of our citizens. In the evening
the " Guard" passed this office on their return from
Brooklyn, and certainly presented a magnificent appear
ance, creditable in the highest degree to the popular
commandant, and to the spirit of the aompany.
Brooklyn Intelligence.
The Ferries Aoaix.?A number of individuals, who
ire realizing snug and comfortable incomes from situa
tions which they nold under the present directors and
managers ol the Union Ferry Company, have taken
alarm at recent disclosures which have been made re
specting the acts of certain porsons connected with this
mammoth monopoly. Not even the most ardent or in
genious friends of the association can, however, satisfac
tory show why an establishment, which annually re
ceives from the public thousands upon thousands of dol
lars, cannot successfully'compete with a private com
pany in the charges mails to those who commute for
their passages across the Fast River. At the Catharine
Kerry, only six dollars a year is charged for tickets,
whilst at the Fulton and South Ferries the price is fixed
at the exorbitant sum of ten plollars. If the gentlemen
who have control over the fiscal department of this pri
vate incorporation, will use more economy than they do
in its minor business details, they will undoubtedly be
able to afford accommodations to the public, which are
now much lacking. At present, they exercise too much
liberality to especial favorites, by granting gratuitous
privileges, which others would be glad (anu could well
afford) to pay for ; and we learn that efforts are now be
ing made by more of the elect, to obtain sheps and stalls
within their newly erected premises at both sides the
river, and at all their forry stations, at merely nominal?
if not really free?rentage.
Old School or Prv.sbtters.? The Presbyterian Sy
nod still continuos in session in Brooklyn, but their pro
ceedings have not been marked by any features of an in
teresting or exciting character. The venerable and
highly esteemed members of this body have not, as yet,
adopted the equivocal policy of their brethren in New
York, by attemping to nold their sessions with closed
toors; albeit, there are some persons who have sought
10 render themselves conspicuously prominent in the
proceedings, whose personal histories (if made a sub
ject matter of investigation,) would be more appropri
ately discussed in private committee, than before any
public tribunal at which the presence of ladies is per
Uisairrcrrn Visit.? Yesterday afternoon, Captain
Vincent's fine company of Light Guards paid an unex
needed visit to Brooklyn, alter their inspection parade
in New York. Although no notice had been given of
the honori thus paid to the people of King's county, the
corps met not only with a warm and hearty reception
itom many of their brother soldiers, hut were also hospi
tably and liberally entertained atone of the principal ho
tels nv William M. Clem, Ksq? an honorary member of
their body, and paymaster in the Regiment to which the
ompany is attached Mr. Clem's ettorts to accomplish
the worthy object he had in view, were eminently sue
-easful, notwithstahding every thing had to he provided
with unusual haste, end without any formal ceremonials
teveral distinguished guests Joined in the brief hut hap
>7 entertainment, among whom were Major General
Underbill, General Duryea, Colonel Rurhank, Major
"owell. Adjutant Lucas, and other* "not unknown to
Mara or fame."
Naval.?A draft of one hundred men, destined for the
rigate l olumbia, sailed from the Brooklyn Navy Yard
yesterday morning for Norfolk, under the command of
Lieut*. Calhoun and Reynolds. The Columbia will
ail as soon as she receives her complement of seamen,
to join the Home Hquadren in the Gulf of Mexico.
Heaths ix Bsonsi.vx. - There were sixteen deaths in
Brookly n during the week, ending on the isth inst. Of
'hese, six were children, and ten adults
A Batch oe vest Shall Potatoes - The indirt
nents mentioned in the /frra/rf, s few days ago, as hav
ing been found against Messrs. l oe and l.o-kwood, (for
-ixtotlion) at the present term of the General Sessions,
for Kings county, may, wo opine, be very appropriately,
'hough perhaps not very classically, placed under the
foregoing somewhat liscknieJ caution The accused, as
we learn, aro Commissioners of Kxoise for the town o(
Williamshiirgli, am] the charge against them is (or de
manding six shillings from each person whom they li
censed to sell liquor, instead ol taking ten shillings for
one day, as provided by the statute. The trials are post
poned until the next term of the court. Under the same
decidedly interesting head, and in connection with a re
ally " small potato" subject, may be reported the com
mencement of a suit against Mr. Parkor, tavern keeper,
at the corner of Pearl and (.'oncord streets, by an indi*
ridual who depoiited with him ten dollar* m a wager,
and who now aeaka to recover the amount of hia stake,
alter ascertaining the folly or inaccuracy of hia calcula
tion. Another affair under thia chuniiicaiion, involves
the reputation of a Long Island tanner, who received
frum Mr. Carroll, a well-known tradesman of Brooklyn,
the price of a load of potatoes which be subsequently
foreot to deliver, under the pretext that he altcrwards
sold his stock at a hatter market. Ho also forgot to re
turn the money which he had taken, uutl several days
after the occurrence, he was forcibly compelled to dis
gorge, with compound interest.
Base Ball Play.?The subjoined is the result of the
latum match between the New York Base Ball Club and
the Brooklyn players, which camn oft on the ground of
the Brooklyn Star Cricket Club yesterday. Messrs.John
son, Wheaton and Van NostranJ were the umpires.
New Yoax Ball Club.
llandt out. Aunt.
Murphy . . .
Tucker. . ..
Wins low....
BaoOKLv.-v Club.
llandt out. Runt.
Gilmore. .
. 3
Hardy. . . ?
Meyers.. . ,
Whaley.. .
Chicket Match.?On the same ground, alter the
above-mentioned contest,a single wicket match at cricket
was played between two members of the Union Star
Club against two members of tho New York Club, for
bate nod balls, which resulted in the defeat of tho latter.
The following is the score, us made by the official mark
ers, Messrs. Samuel Shaw and William Holmun : ?
Union Stah Club. | Nxw Yoke Club.
riusT INNinOS.
A. Barrett, b. by Smith, O
Lynch, b. by " 3
No ball, 1
C. Smith, o. by Lynch, i1
H. Wilson, run out, 6
skcokd irnvinas.
C. Smith, b.by Lynch,
H. Wilson, b. by "
No balls,
Lynch, c. by Wilson, 1
Barrett, b. by Smith, 1
Total, 23 | Total, <?
Mr William llussel was umpire for the New York
players, and Mr. King (late of the Marylehone Club
London,) for the Brooklymtes.
Lowkll, Oct. 19th, 1846
Meeting of the Whigs?Music and the Ten Hour
System?Efforts to create a Strike?The Catholic
Church?New Buildings, <?-c.
The Whigs of the Old Bay State are on hand and
in the lield in earnest. The City Hall was well filled
by the whigs of this city; 1 should judge there could
not have been less than one thousand persons pre
sent. The Hon.Mr Adams enlightened the audience
with his views of the condition of the Whig party
for about one hour and a half. According to his
statement, the whigs had paid off the whole of the
State debt, and had some small change left. A great
man that Mr. Adams, a benefactor of his species,
(and the State specie,) in particular. Col. Schouler
of the Courier followed to answer to the cfiarge of
being an unnaturalized foreigner. The Col. said he
had keen in the country twenty-nine years, and
thought he ought to be a native by this time. His
remarks tended to show how much he had done for
the party, and that he had always been a wh g, and
"nothing else;" that he had expended three hundred
dollars in type to put his paper in good shape at the
election of Gov. Briggs, and would do as much
again. He thought no man accountable tor his birth,
aud reflected rather sarcastically upon the editor of
the Advertiser for some observations upon the re
There was a fine band of music present, and the
galleries were tilled with the patriotic whig ladies
of Lowell; so, between the smiles of the ladies and
the delightful strains of music, the meeting passed
off very happily.
A Scotchman named Clure has been lecturing
here to the operatives, lie advocates the ten-hour
system, and is a very good speaker. It is the opin
ion of many here that there will shortly be a turn
out by the operatives. The manner in which the
women are occasionally treated would put to shame
a New Zealander. The overseers are in many in
stances tyrannical and arbitrary. I have been in
formed that a respectable young lady who
has been working but a short time in the mills
was troubled with the toothache, and on ap
plying to her overseer to go out, the brute
told her to grin and bear it, that a factory girl had
no business to have the toothache. The young lady
bore up with the pain for some time, until her face
was swollen, and then went out wnhout his
permission. 1 understand (he ladies are about taking
his likeness to forward tofhe Mass.Humane Society,
us an example for all future generations ol overse-rs
in general and female tyrants in particular. One
young lady threatened to write to Mr. Bennett, of
the Herald, should another case of the kind irans
I ire
Mayor Seavey, the gentlemanly and courteous
Postmaster liere, appears to give universal sati-f.c
tiou. 1 understand there Inis not been a complaint
from any person. He was in the office us a clerk
for fifteen years prior to his appointment, and all
parties unite in saying that the Postmaster General
could not have appointed a better man.
The various corporations are building very exten
sively. Two of the corporations having united, have
purchased land and water privileges to the amount
of four hundred thousand dollars, which will give
employment in the spring to many hundred mecha
nics and other laborers.
I attended the Catholic church yesterday, which
is (the new one) very large. The greater portion of
the audience were Irish, but I was much surprised
to see them so orderly and dressed so neat and
cleanly. The clergyman is much esteemed us a
pious and worthy man. The music was very fine.
The Rev. Mr. Smith, ol the Third Universalist
Church, is at present a great favorite; his church is
thronged with the ilite aud fashionables of the city.
He has been lecturing upon divine inspiration, and
the heroic life and character of Jesus of Nazareth.
The weather is quite cold and chilly, and the New
Hampshireans have had snow in abundance. It is
thought that the winter will be an unusually severe
Professor VVlnei' Lectures.
Professor Wines delivered the lait of hi* leries of Ue
turot on the lubjact of the Hebrew Commonwealth last
evening, and the loud applause which attended hi* con
clusion of the series, manifested the manner in which
they were appreciated. The learned professor proved
the divine legation ot Moses and the authenticity of his
writings in various ways, by tha celebrating of the vari'
ous rites of the Hebrews at this day, that of the Passover'
the Pentecost, tic.
He introduced many arguments in favor of the divine
power of Moses, from the wisdom of his laws, the consis
tent simplicity of his narrative, the splendor of the compo
sition, and the spirituality ot the sentiments which came
from Heaven itself?his performing of many extraordina
ry miracles, which could not be forced, counterfeited or
gainsayed. He disposed of the objections which the
unbelievers have urged against the character of the
laws of Moses on account of their sanguinary character
and their containing the lex talionit or law of retaliation,
and proved that Moses was more earnest in preventing
than in punishing crime, and denied that Jesus Christ
attempted to overthrow the laws of Moses.
He then traced the influences of tho laws ol Moses, on
civilization, to the present time, and showed the princi
ples of his laws in those of the Grecian* and Romans,
down to those of tha French and English, and the direct
incorporating of them in the code which the Puritans
adopted in New England for their government, and by a
decision of the Supreme Court of this State, the exist
ence of a portion of the Hebrew laws to be the common
law of this State; and in conclusion delivered an elequent
eulogy upon the bible,which he demonstrated to have in
fluenced the movements in the progression of mankind,
which we have seen in the granting of the Magna Char
ta of Engjand, the independence of tha United States,
and the emancipation of Ireland by the paisage of the
Reform Bill.
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Placet. Time. State of River.
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Wheeling,. ..Oct. I?, 13 feet in channel., .
'.otiuville,. ... ct. 17 8 feet in the canal. t
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On, thi Mkmoirs or a Young Woman;
A Norel by
Author of the Wandering lew, lie he
Translated by Henry vV. Herbert, E?q., author of Msrme
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