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New X ark, Tuesday, November lb. IN45?
Korelfn Newi.
The Britannia is now in her fourteenth day. Her
news will be particularly interesting.
t'lty Reform? A Revolution Ahead.
A variety of indications, presenting themselyes on
all hands, force upon us the conviction that a move
ment is about to commence in this city which will
produce consequences of the most important cha
racter, and intimately affecting the prosperity of the
metropolis and the interests of its inhabitants. We
are inclined to think that a germ of revolution is
now in the ground, that will break out in a short
me in a wholsome agitation of the all-important
subject of city reform, that will terminate in practi
cal results of the highest interest and value, next
spring. A last, and let us hope successful effort is
about to be begun for the attainment of that for
l'Us community has been vainly struggling for
There is not in the whole world, a city which
possesses more abundantly the means, both natural
and artificial, of attaining the blessings of good go
vernment, than does this great metropolis of the
nifed Stales. And yet, in consequence of the cor
rupts of political parties-the want of united and
common sense effort on the part of the intelligent
2r rrCmZenS Wh? really de8're salutary
and efficient government-probably no city in the
world has been so badly managed by the municipal
authorities. This has been long acknowledged and
deplored by the intelligent portion of the communi
ty, and repealed efforts have been made to effect
"change for the better. But the struggle
fective Th k- bee" ,H,Werle8H and mef
ective. I he whig party has been tried and
?""d '? ,b" Th. " hav. i"o
ned, and found to be still worse ; and now again
he loeofocos have been tried, and they are found
o be worst of all. Never was the city of New York
so badly governed as now. Look at the streets
ney are more an abomination than ever?filthy
wretchedly paved, disgraceful to any civilized com
munity. The |>oiice is miserably inefficient, being
altogether inadequate for such an .mtnense city, and
rapidly degenerating into the worst vices ol the old
corrupt system Again, look at the omn.busses,
Broadway is almost impassable by jiedestrians at
the crossings, in consequence of the miserable sys
em-"rather the wan, of all system, under which
he huge, lumbering omnibuses are managed ?
There is no regularity whatever in the management
of these public conveyances, which are now amongs t
he most disagreeable and dangerous nuisance
which disgrace the city. But above all, the wasteful
cxpcnd.iures of the public money, and the immense
?er ase oi taxation, cry aloud for reform, and aP
to the pockets-,he tenderes. sensibilit.es 0,"
every tax-paying citizen.
It is utterly impossible for the great body of the
sensible people of this city to accomplish any reform
by the present party. We must have a new par
ty. We must have a city reform party?a
cty re orm party, altogether disconnected with
?nv j>oliticaJ organization. This is what we
have so iong and so anxiously recommended. Now
is the tune to commence the movement We have
got through with the State election. The political
parties have had their periodical conflict. Let
"C *lae' and the intelligent, and the sensible
men of all parties in this city?those who
desire the welfare of New York, its progress
and prosperity, and their own individual comfon
aud security, at once begin a reform movement, and
carry it on with vigor and spirit till April. There is
Plenty o, time to dtscuss, and agitate, and debat"
and call public meetings, and excite public attention,
so that the great body of the voters of this city
amounting to over sixty thousand, may come for
ward to the polls, and elect as municipal officers
men of intelligence, of liberal and public-spirited
views, and who will not sacrifice the interests of
pilUics.Rt ShnDe ?f C?"UPt and corruPtin? Pmy
We want a reduction of the public expenditures
we want reduction of taxes. The people of the city
have been too long plundered. It ,s most iniquitoul
that the people of this metropolis should be heavily
axed for t.ie purpose of supporting a particular poll
heal party. Down with this infamous system of
supporting party hacka-and party Presses-and
party leaders, at the public expense. We have had
too much of this. Every succeeding year the evil
to r r ;rr*lt 18 very ewy ,o put an end
It. Let the honest and sensible citizens of all
parties unite, and the work is done. We want also
forms alftS TC Wam innumerable municipal re
forms, all most important as connected with the
health of every ITzT^'Z"' ^ a"d
the '< ri,? J CJtlzeDl Let die new party be called
the City Reformers." Le, them be confined to
that single question of city reform. Let all political
objects be studiously avoided. Ifsuch a party orga
and leTthe'8 81mple and popular basis, be formed
and Jet the great movement-which we have thus
in|ieifecily sketched, bu, on which we shall here!
after fully dilate-be conducted in the right spint
and all the old parties will be swept off the field and
the city be at last blessed with a vigorous, upright
common sense, cheap and salutary govirnmfnt
Now is the time to begin the work. Who moves
Recovery ok the Lost Mail Bag, and the
whole ov its valuable Contents.?Last evening,
the lost mail from Albany of the 11th met., was re
covered by the Captain of the Eleventh Ward Po
lice. It waslound by a poor German picker up of
rugs, and taken to No. 226 Willet street, whence it
was brought to the Post Office with all its contents
untouched. The |>onch had been cut 0(>en?perhaps
by the unconscious " gatherer of unconsidered tn
j^8"_but all was safe. It had evidently been drop
ped, by accident, from the wagon ot the mail car
rier. The loss of this mail was the cause of great
excitement to those expecting mail letters on that
day, and they will be gratified to learn the recovery
ot the same.
OcR Relations with Mexico.?It would appear
that the former condition of our relations with
Mexico is about to be resumed. The proposition
of amicable negotiation came, it seems, from this
country. It is not certain yet whether the Mexican
factions will not prevent such a |>eaceful settlement
from taking place
Foreign Exports.?Every packet ship leaving
this port for Liverpool is tilled with our agricultura
products, and it is highly interesting and gratifying
to see the great and rapidly increasing variety of our
shipments. The packet ship Fidelia sailed yester
day lor Liverpool with the following cargo:?
Oi'twam Cilos or Ship Kidei.ia ros I.ivi srooi..
441 hulei cotton 300 bbls iron ore
1. o htili naval stores 114 hides wool
10i)0 ?' flour 310 kegs lard
n ' " apples 0000 hbd staves
?'4i " provisions 337 salted bida*
?tv.> tierce " 30 bdls leather
IOmi Poxes ctiacsc IS bbls jewellers' sweeps
ii> casks oil 300 bags beans
l,r(1 38 crates onions
11 litida " 14 cases mdre
1 otton appears to be a small item among this va
riety In consequence ot the quantity of Hour, pro
visions, Arc.,ofTering for shipment, freights rule very
high. A few yours since our packet ships were com
pelled to load>ith cotton on their outward voyages,
or go out in ballast; now, notwithstanding ihe in
crease in the number of packet and transient ships
in this trade, they all sail with lull cargoes. The
most extraordinary shipment in the Fidelia, is the
JbK> barrels iron ore. Onions, beans and leather are
very unusual exports from this country to England
bui we have no doubt in a few years they will be
staple shipments. There is a very large trade grow
ing up between this country and Great Britain in
provisions, and our agricultural exports alone, must
gen ' xrecd ?n valt'e the aggregate cost of our im
ports *
Polly Bonm.'s IW-Th. Admiration of
Justice?We give in another part of our paper, to
day, a rejwn.of the proceedings for the erapannelhn z
of a jury in the case of Polly Bodme, aa a singula?
specimen of the ditfiicdties to be encounterTin
procuring a jury, according to the present lnternr.
?at,on of ?,e law, ,0 try that extraordZry JJT5
murder and arson, and to carry into execution the
laws for the peace, good order, and safety of society
The report which we give to-day, of these proceed
ings is merely a sample of the daily progress that
has been made d uring the last week. How long the
business may go on in this way, we can hardly tell
rhere ,s evidently something wrong in the pre
sent system of the administration of j^tice-L the
construction of the law-in the organizatioTof the
orimmal cam*-, pm,"of ttohi,!
We do not wish to make any remarks applicable to
any particular individuals on the bench or at the bar
bu. u wry ..id.,, tha, ,or ?r^
Jzz7orz'Ltz'::"'h7ay -1""
more e?ne?=- ' and t0 Put the State to
intended Iv .hmrma''ntaininB theni'll?an ever was
deuce We J? " ?f ?Ur 9y8tem of Juri9Pru
hohf of 8eea c"minal after criminal taken
and in th 1 ffT'n')erS ?f ,he
d in the lace of the clearest evidence of guilt, and
in opposition to the common sense of mankind, we
nave seen these criminals get rid of the meshes of the
law and the justice due to their crimes, by the acti
vity, if not sometimes the demoralized exertions, of
a portion of the bar. It is the subject of popular
Clamor, in some quarters, to talk about the demora
lization of the press; but we believe that the press
even in its present condition, which is that of an in
cipient state?for it is not by any means fully deve
oped as y?,-has done as much for the due admin,s
ration of justice and the righteous execution of the
laws, aiding as essentially in bring criminals to just
judgment and condign punishment, as the whole
rame of our jurisprudence itself , j, is very certain
that the press, even in its present condition, can con
in relit-7 rably Wlth a certain portion of the bar,
n relation to a percept.on of its duties to society, and
the performance of these duties.
to^lhreiTCt t? fhelavvs and'decisions relative
we^hinll h LT?'JUr0r30n * ',articul? trial, 1
suh , eg'8,,itUre ought t0 take "P the
3TZ? Co"V""?
sen in the organic law, some amendment, so as
to meet the present condition of society. Jn these
days, every man who reads or listens, cannot help
milled?of the character of criminals-and of the
facts in the particular case; but according to the
present interpretation of our Courts, a person ah
though ready to swear that he will truly try the case
?n 8 mentS a,ld fhe lacts, yet, if he have' formed
any opinion, he is set aside. This is the great
source of the difficulty which now occurs ,n every
case ot magnitude?a difficulty which most essen
tially interferes w,th the administration o! justice
and ,s greatly aggravated by that portion of the ha?
who are more solicitous for fees and large rewards
than the upholding of the administration of justice'
?d the due execution ?f ihew. ^ a? ^ ^
I l-rther Trouble a.mo.vg the Whjgs.-A long
reply appears in the Courier * Enguirer of yester
day, to the denunciations of the Evening Journal
? Thts reply is very savage and very bitter-quite cha
rThUC.'1\faC,i-and 8h?W8 most eonclus.vdy
hat Thurlow has hit pretty hard. Take the follow^
2STL- 8 SpeCimen 0f the tone "d spirit of
??WiSfiS?Sa,ffil?falsa pa.
-?rjru/or the New York r,,?* columng, ?f the Albany
who has thus outraged truth an ?V- an *!le 8COUndrel
over which accident may have given^him a t? Columni
control, should, and-ii ,he eltor ?r VS temporary
not changed his nature?m?! e ^ournal has
promptly turned out of the offlCof thai7 W'U be
editor and ourselves have r Paper. Us
widely upon many subjects b!it ,nrk"^2-eDtly and
opinion has never prompted 'the L? difference of
each other, nor can such mivL, ""'"presentation of
rated unless one or tl e othe ol1', !8?"'"V?11 ever be tole
the absence of which? woulddiouahf^'fiUflf-re,Pect'
spective stations, it is our rhrht J ? ? or our re"
ol every honest man not oW?to -r VU is,the right
express his opinions upon everysubESt?' C '""J1'}' t0
ercise of this right the CmirL i r ' ' ln ",e ex"
ning Journal, may honestly difler on n^n7""'"' and Ku"
even U[>on great cardinal nS ? mi?or questions, or I
any personal difflculty-because it is* tab * involvi"K
their conductors cannot be suiltr oi l' presumed that
truth But to insure such a state ot uXZtTBnt,in* the
the Journal must not otien hia the editor of
?cape-grace who desirClo abuse and mV.rC t0every
or if by accident such a rentil..iH. ""^represent us ;
upon us, it will be the editor's duty CYC V? venem
ium pleasure, to place us right hel^re Su reSr." ^
Scoundrel" "liar"?" reptile"?" scape-grace''
such are the dowers of the Courier's rhetoric
such the choice epithets with which it day by day
garnishes its precious columns. This calling 0f
names is quite degrading. How much better ,"f the
ewspapers of this city were to abandon all such
idle and unprofitable-such ungentlemanly discus
sion and devote their energies to the agitation of a
great united movement for the good of the city and 1
paJgovernment C*"1 m,8"able 8yatem ot ?niei- |
The "Progressive Democ ?It is said that
the "progressive democracy" of this State, as they
now choose to call themselves, are about to force a
change in the management of the Argus?the organ
of the old hunkers and barn-burners, who are vir
tually one and the same, the latter being the mere
fledglings of the former. Edwin Croswell, it is
said, will vacate in favor of Sherman, and an effort
will be made to make the organ more acceptable to
the masses?more the representative of the onward
impulses of the age. Indeed, a very curious revo
lution in the democracy of this State, is now in pro
gress Amongst other indications of the new
movement, is the approaching dissolution of the
.Vwi, ?| this city. Without any sympathy with the
l>opular masses, and the organ of abolitionism, and
all sort* of isms, its fate may be easily predicted.
Sporting Intelligence.
The attendance at this course was both numerous and
respectable. It was generally understood as being " the
last appearance of Moscow for this season," consequent
ly many were anxious to see his last effort, preparatory
to what may be expected of him in coming time. The
struggle was for a purse and stake of $3">0. Mile heats,
best three in five, in harness.
P. Hunt named b. g. Moscow.
Geo. Spicer named b. g. Americus.
Americus went otT with the lead, but Moscow fetched
him on the turn, passed at the quarter, and led to the half
in 1:16. Americus closed on him at the three-quarter.
In coming round the top Moscow broke, and Americus
led home, two lengths in front, in 2:34J.
In the second heat, the start was even, but Moscow
led st the quarter, and as before, made the half in 1:16 ;
ho maintained bis position to within twenty or thirty feet
of home, with Americus well up, but at this point Mos
cow broke, owing to the indifferent management of his
driver, P. Hunt. He took to running, and passed the
score thus a head in front. The judge*, in consequence,
awarded the heat and money to Americus. Time 2:33].
Moscow was certainly not in condition?he had not
time to recover from his recent complaint, the cracks in
his heels, and other disorders " which (borse) flesh is
lioir to." This was the opinion of his owner, who did
not support him, and who advised Moscow's admirers to
do likewise. The betting throughout was about even;
U anything, Americus had the call.
Immediately after, a match for 9900, mile beats, best
three in Ave, under the saddle.
II Woodruff nemod blk. g. Newburgh.
W. Wheelan b. m. Fashion.
I'here was a good even start, hut Fashion broke in the
first quarter ana lost near a distance , she recovered hut
little to the three quarter, where again she made a bad
break , down the straight side she met with a similar
misfortune, which threw all possibility of her chance ;
out, and ere she reached the distance chair, the red flag
was in her face, being distanced in2 39.
The next piece of sport announced was a match lorfM),
beat 3 in 6, under the saddle? play or pay?owners to !
lames McManus entered c. b. Peacock.
Mr. Roberts b g Sweet William.
The result was that Hw.-et William paid forfeit to
This is the last appearance of Moscow, under his pre
sent proprietor, who retires from this description ot
sp ort, and is about to dispose of his flne animal. This
limy he regretted by many admirers of trotting, for cer
tainly the General has afforded some good sport during
the past season, though on the whole, in this neighbor
hood, has not been so successful as was anticipated. It
was not the animal's fault?he was worked too much
IJ. S. Steamer Michigan.?This vessel ari^ted at
litis port yesterday, trom below. At 12 o'clock,
noon, < apt. Inman delivered over the command to Capt.
hamplin, who received the customary salute on taking
pot session. Capt. Inman, we learn, will spend the
winter with his family in this city, and return in the
lift |5 n hj*.rMld,nce.in rfew J*r?*y The Michigan
V?. U ye?t?nUy alteration PurM Journal,
Park Thkatrr.?A very respectable audience assem
bled last night at the Park, to greet the Delcy (roups,
and witness the liist representation of "Lucy of Laa
mermoor." The opera was well put upon the stage,
and abound* with the sweetest, softeat, and most beau
tiful music Donizetti ever wrote. The story is founded,
as all are probably aware, on Sir Walter Scott's novel
of the "Bride of I.ammermoer"?tho libietto by Messrs.
Q. Bowea and Rophino Lacy.
Miss Delcy has much improved iu appearance and
voioe, during her Southern tour, and sung her rtU most
charmingly. The duett, at the close of the second act,
with Mr. Gardner, commencing "Ah ! my sighs shall on
the balmy breeze," was loudly and rapturously ap
Mr. Gardner sung in much better taste and time than
when here lant The aria hi 'ict 3rd, scene 3rd, was
loudly and enthusiastically encored.
Mr. Brough also succeded remarkably well?though
we must say his style is not exactly to our taste.
Miss Delcy acted her part, as well as sung the music
in the mad scene, after the murder of "Arthur," in a
very superior manner. This was her greatest ert'ort.
At the conclusion of the performance, the troupe ap
peared, in answer to the loud call of the audience, and
bowed their thanks.
"Lucy of Lammermoor" will again be repeated to
Bowert Theatre.?Last evening we witnessed such
a rush at tho Bowery as we never remember to have
seen before ; in fact, we question whether in the annals
of theatricals in this country, such a crowd ever assem
bled at any theatre on any occasion. Long before the
opening of the doors, the walk in front was rendered ut
terly impassable by the eagerness of the crowd, and
hnndre is, no doubt, left without being able to obtain
scats. Beforo the rising of the curtain every nook
and corner in the house had its occupant. The
occasion was a complimentary benefit to Mr. John
M. Trimble, the architect and builder of the new Bow
ery. Upon the rising of the curtain, Mrs. Phillips came
forward, and delivered a very finely written poem. The
curtain then rose for " King Lear," in which Mr. Scott
played the King. It was a powerful performance, chaste
and classic. The minor characters wore well performed.
Tho farce of the " Wandering Minstrel," in which Mr.
Mitchell played his favorite character of Jem Bags,
was then played, and the evoning closed with the farco
of" Scan Mag." This evening Die same bill, with the
exception of the " Wandering Minstrel," is again pre
sented, owing to the disappointment of so many last
Herr Aieiander.?Owing to the flattering reception
with which he has met, and at tho urgent solicita
tion of some of the first families in the city, this wonder
ful man has concluded to remain with us another week.
Tho ladies will crowd to Niblo's this week in any quan
tities. Alexander has such a pleasing mannerof con
ducting his exhibitions that every body is delighted. Ail
who have not seen him will, of course, improve the pre
sent opportunity.
Alhamra.?The audiences at this capital place of
amusement are still on the increaso. This week Mons.
rhillipe, and Miss Mary St. Clair, and Dr. Valentine ar
delighting the people there.
Music koh the Million.?The Kthiopian company
have washed their faces and aro giving capital vocal
concerts at Franklin Hall.
German Opera.?Great preparations are making to
produce in a superior and magnificent style, a series of
German opera's in this city, during the winter. We
have had a French and Italian operatic company hore
which succeeded admirably; yet the number of native1
French and Italians, including Americans, who speak
tho language, is very small. According to the last cen
sus, the number of French and Italians does not exceed
5,000, while the number of Germans is over 30,000
What then is to prevent the German opera succeeding,
providing there is a good ore ratio troupe ? We hare at all
events an excellent prima donna in the person of Ma
dame Otto. She has a superb voice and is one of the best
musicians in the city. The taste for German literature
is rapidly increasing, and a German newspaper is con
ducted here with talent and ability?why not a German
oDerathen l We should not be surprised to see the Ger
man opera and language become even more popular
than the French.
Leopold De Meter.?Leopold De Meyer,accompanied
by his secretary, left this city yesterday morning, in the
cars lor Boston, where he intends giving ooncerts on
i hursday, Saturday and Monday evenings. The lion
pianist took with him his magnificent Erard," and tho
musical critics of our sister city, can now judge whether
it roars as loudly and sweetly, when touched by the
hand of this wonderful man, as has been represented.?
No artiste over received so much attention as has been
paid to De Meyer, since his arrival in this country. He
iias been feted and feasted?his table has been litte;
covered with invitations to parties, dinners, soirect, ex
cursions, &c., from the highest and generally most ex
clusive classes of society. His gentlemanly manner and
courteous demeanor, have in fact won him "golden opin
ions from all sorts of people," and we havo no doubt his
reception by the good citizens of Boston, wilt be most
brilliant, at once characteristic of their hospitality, good
sense and taste. It is rumored that Chickering, of Bos
ton, is manufacturing a grand piano, which he intend*
presenting to De Meyer, and which he means shall rival
the famous Erard.
Olf. Bi ll and his vocalist, Mr. Duffield, arrived here
vesterday, and will give a grand farewell concert short
ly. An excellent opportunity Is here presented for a
glorious, tremendous, and terriffic flare up among the
small potato critics, with which our city abounds. The
finale of Ole Bull will undoubtedly be highly amusing
and interesting.
Mrs. Valentine Mott, who made her debut at the
Apollo, before one ol the most aristocratic, fashionable,
and brilliant audiences ever congregated, is creating a
great sensation throughout the country, if we may judge
by the tone of the newspapers. We understand she in
tends continuing her career as a professional vocalist,
and perhaps other cities may have an opportunity of
judging of her abilities. Her next appearance in public,
will be at a concert to be given by the philharmonic so
Openino of the New Orleans American Theatre.?
This favorite establishment is to be onenod this evening
for the season. During the recess it has been cleansed,
painted and whitewashed throughout, and although the
lonn of the interior has been in no way changed, at a
lighting up last evening we could not but be struck with
the splendid coup d' mil which the American presented.
As to the size of this establishment, we will give the fol
lowing statement of its dimensions, taken from the box
book :
Parquette 511
First tier boxes 537
Private do 107
Second do 330
Third do 400
Total number of seats 1875
From this it will be seen that the American is among
the largest theatres ofthe country, and the managers
appear determined to give a succession of entertainments
during the ensuing season, which will give them a full
share of the public patronage. An efficient orchestra,
numbering among its members Cioffi, Gahici, Croce, and
other musicians ofthe highest repute,has been engaged,
the dramatic company will vie with any in the country ,
and the equestrian entertainments will far excel any
that have been previously given in the southwest.' We
look for a prosperous season at the Ameri can ? N. O.
Pic., Mb.
The Swiss Bell Ringers gave their last grand concert
at Wasnington Hall, Cincinnati, on the evening of No
vember the 13th, and had a crowded and fasiiionahle
Signor Blitz, the unrivalled Necromancer and Ventri
loqujst, gave a performance at L'nion Hall, Hartford, on
Saturday evening, Nov. 15th.
At the National Theatre, Cincinnati, they are playing
the "Flying Dutchman"' and Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lec
tures with great success.
Mr. Murdoch has just concluded a most brilliant en
gagement at tho Cnesnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia.
His benfit on Friday night was cro Ailed to overflowing,
and he was called out and made a speech.
Miss Clara KUis, Miss Matthews, and Mrs. Duveual,
late of the Park, are playing a fuccesnful engagement at
the Charleston, (S. C.) Theatre.
movement* of Traveller*.
The following is the sum and substance ol yesterday's
arrivals, diminished, at the hour wc were obliged to col
lect the registries, by tho new arrangements of the
eastern travel.
American.--J. W. Jordan, Oinnge Co.; Mr. Packer
man, Boston; Mrs. Gen. Scott, Kli/.ahethtown, Th. Johns,
Ncwbuigh; Capt. Brewster, U. 8. K.ngineer; John Young,
Astir.?S. 8. Hcoville, Conn., F.dward Dickerson, New
Jenay; Wm. Parsons, do . Geo. Hull, Mass ; II. B. Chat
fin,Hartford;W. Halstead,Trenton. J B Millikin,Charles
ton; Joseph Burke, Albany; Thos. I.. Davies, Pough
keepsie; I., be F.. A. Burdett, W. (J. Kdwards, Albany;
Messrs. Wellmer, Duffy, Price, Hewclls, and Handorson,
City?-J. McCrea, Mr. Wutson, Philadelphia; Dr. Rarra
bino, IT. 8 N; J. II. Miller, Long Island; three Mimes
McCloud. Newburgh; H. Hammonds, Richmond, Va; J.
Dobler, Mobile; A. B. Codec, Boston.
Fiianelin?K. Wygatt, New .Milfonl; J. P. TodJ, Phi
ladelphia; H Mitford, New Haven; Mark Lync i, Oal
way, Ireland; J. K. De Haven, Philadelphia; Charles Bar
rett, Elizabethtown; (J. Krankhart, Cincinnati; 1). i).
Lockman, Bridgeport.
Globe?W Johnson, Utica; W. 11. Macher, Georgia.
J. D Aretta, Havana; J. Wallis, Toronto; Mr. Poole, N.
Orleans, W. Wilson, West Indies.
Howard -9. Clarke, Pittsburg; Mr. ? offin,( anada; W
McOregory, Albany, Mr. Stewart, Hamilton, < anada; J.
Molnn, Philad; Thos. Drake, do
Kirks in Georgia.?The (ieorgia Journal, ol the
11th iiiHt, aays?We have been inlornicd that a lire
occurred in the towu ol Jacksonville 'relluir county, on
Friday night, the 34ih ult, which destroyed, with bis
whole stock of goods and groceries, notes, kc? the store
house of Mr Christopher Mcltae ?estimated loss be
tween six and eight thousand dullars. 'I he Sheriff s of
fice was also consumed, with the executions and papers.
It is the general opinion that it was the work of an in
cendiary. The Sentinel states that a private letter re
ceived hy the Representative from Marion, Mr Biviris,
that the Court House at Tazewell, Minion oouiity, was
destroyed by fire on the morning ol the 1th lust. The
tire was discovered about half-past one o'clock, A.M.?
All the records, books and pa|*>rs, belonging to the She
riff, and the Clerks of tho several ( aurts, were destroy
cd. There appears to be no doubt but that the Are was
the work ol an incendiary, at there has been no flr* in
the itor# la the Court House since last winter
Cttjr Iattlllgenc*.
Of* Shit YaRhs.?W? took ? very interesting stroll
yesterday morning, visiting our diflerent shipyards bor
daring on the East River,and in'which wa fathered aome
few particular* of information worthy of record as
among the events of the day. The importance of our
marine hat long been manifest, and it i* only from ob
servation and daily experience that we are permitted to
realize a full aenae of its wonderfhl and increasing
strength. ... ,. , , ,
At the yard of Messrs.Brown * Bell, those distinguish
ed shipbuilders, all the world over, we discovered what
seemod to us quite an anomaly, inasmuch as that we
found their stocks unencumbered and unoccupied, al
though we were pleased to learn, that they have receiv
ed orders for one of the largest ships ever yet construct
ed, and intended for Messrs. Woodhull h Minturn. Bite
is to be in capacity and size the largest ship ever yet
built for the merchant service, of some 1 '>00 tons. Her
keel is to be laid in early Spring. She is for their well
known Liverpool line, of which the Queen of the West
and Liverpool nro conspicuous.
At the yard of Messrs. Smith &. Dimon, we found the
new steamer Oregon undergoing some slight repairs,
preparatory to her resuming the Stouington route next
season. A very incorrect impression seems to exist,
that she is wanting in strength to navigate the Sound.
We are assured, by those qualified to judge, that she is
in every respect equal to the most boisterous storms
which sometime* visits these waters?and that her lust
trip hitberward, encountering one of the severest gales
of many years, fully justiiies thia opinion. We also
found one or two small sized steamers under process of
At the yard of Mr. W. H. Webb, we observed one of
tho larger class of ships in a forward state, answering
the following dimensions 167 feet on drck, 30} feet
beam, 31 feet hold, and of about 1100 tons measurement,
"he is being built for Messrs. Taylor k Merrill, and pro
bably designed for the Liverpool trade?her model is
similar to the Yorkshire,from the same yard, and may be
considered her sister ship. She is to be launched about
the middle of January. This gentleman has ulso another
ship under way, of still larger dimensions, intended for
Charles H. Marshall, Esq , and to lorm one of the Black
Ball line, running to Liverpool. In this neighborhood we
rocognised the steamboats Traveller, Globe, Mohegan,
Narogansctt, and other smsdler steamers,'laid up for win
ter quarters.
Mr. W. H. Brown, foot if 13th street, has quite a Beet
of steamers and other water craft in a state of forward
ness?for the People's Line he lias a leviathan steamer of
1100 tons, to be called the " George Washington." She
is 310 feet long, 40 feet beam, 7.1 feet wide on deck, 10}
feet hold, and will be launched about the lOtlt Dec. She
is to be propelled by an engine of 1100 horse power, from
the Allaire Works. Here we found a steamer of 600 tons,
constructed with a view to great strength, for sea-going
purposes, and designed for the Southern seas? her en
gine is from the foundry of Messrs Dunham & Browning.
A still smaller steamer of 130 feet length, nearly ready
for her future element; a steamboat of 330 feet length
and intended for tho fforth river?engine from Mr. J.
Cort'ee's establishment,is in an active state of forwardness,
and twill be launched in the early part of winter; a
steamship for the Charleston trade, ol 300 feet length, 800
tons burthen, under contract and to be placed on the
stocks immediately?her engines by Secor & Co. are to
be of 800 horse power?also, a ship of 650 tons for the
Charleston trade, the keel ol which will soon be laid ; at
this yard we found the steamer " Brother Jonathan," re
cently launched. It may be well to state that the unri
valled Hendrick Hudson and the steamship Galveston,
were both built at the yard of Mr. Brown, and launched
the present season.
At Collier's yard, we found a pretty model of a
schooner of about 150 tons, nearly ready to launch.
She is designed for the southern Gators.
At Lawrence & Sneiden's, we observed a steamboat
in a rapid state of completion.
At Wostervelt 8c McKay's, the " Arcole".(launched on
Saturday) was engaged taking her spars aboard, and un
dergoing other operations preparatory to her voyago
toward La Belle France; they also had a ship on tho
stocks, and another under orders, both of which will be
ready for the spring trade.
From indications not to be disguised, we are fully sat
islled that our commercial men and shipping merchants,
are anticipating a wonderful increase in their inter
course with other nations, and which iu part accounts
for tho large number of vessels now ordered, or hasten
ing to completion.
Thk, County Siikkrintendknt ok Common Schools.?
The public are aware that Dr. lteese, the late County
Superintendent of Common Schools, appealed from the
decision of the Board of Supervisors ot this city, dismis
sing him from that oMice, to the State Superintendent
The State Superintendent, without looking at all into the
merits of the question, has decided that he is incompe
tent to act in the premises, for want of jurisdiction, and
therefore dismissed the appeal.
German Hebrew Society.?The Society meet to
morrow evening. It is said that Dr. Liliendale, the
chief Rabbi of Russia, just arrived from St. 1'etersburgh,
will be present and speak on the occasion.
Fire.?Yesterday morning the segar store belonging
to Thomas Silvia, Jr., on the corner of 8th avenue and
Jane street, took fire and was entirely destroyed.
}'. Sale ok Fink. Paintings.?We call attention to the
sale of beautilul parlor and drawing room pictures
which takes place this morning, at 10} o'clock, in the
Granite Building, entrance in Chambers street. Inde
pendent of the fine foreign pictures, the works of our
own Durand, T. Cole and Geo. L. Brown, ought to com
mand a full company. Those w ho may wish to adorn
a ad beautify their homes with lino paintings, should not
let pass the present rare opportunity of obtaining good
Rf.v. Mr. Southard.?It is said that the Rev. Mr.
Southard, of Calvary Church in this city, will probably
receive the call to the third assistant rectorship of
Trinity, on tho completion of the now church. Mr. ;
Southard is of the high church connection, and ono of the
youngest presbyters, in orders, in the diocesa, and is the
son of the late lamented Senator of New Jersey, whose
name, Samuel L. Southard, is so distinguished in the po
litical history of tbis country for many years
A Comical. Df.br Huwt.?Mr. Coles and two friends
left this city the lore part of last week, for Long Island,
on a duck shooting excursion, and while out ducking iu
their sail boat, on the Peconic Bay, near Riverhead.tney
saw a man at some little distance, apparently struggling
with and striking with his oar some unimul, which ap
peared to them to be a deer. They accordingly put the
helm up and made sail for the scene of action, wnen lo,
to behold, it proved as was anticipated, to be a large
buck swimming handsomely, and going with the tide at
u swinging pace, so much so that he had escaped from
tho man who had banged him over the head, and was
last leaving him behind. Mr. Coles and his friends, who
occupied the sail boat, forthwith slipped out their smell
duck shot and loaded up with buck shot, all in anxious
expectation of getting the first shot; and when within
about twelve or fifteen yards, one of the party fired,and
struck poor Mr. deor directly behind tho ear, which
keeled him over 011 his aide, to tho great amusement of
all parties, except the man who was chasing him in the
row boat, for in the great excitement (as you may well
suppose upon such an occasion) the sail boat came in
collision with the man in the small boat: and then what
a sightJust imagine?the dead ducks floating, the man
swimming and his gun sinking. However, while all
this was going on, those in the sail boat were not idle.?
One immediately seized hold of the buck by the horn,to
pull him on board, when to their astonishment, the man
who was upset from the row boat,was clambering up on
the other side. Now the grand tug of war commenced
?he claiming the deer, when those who had possession
were determined not to deliver it up. It appears from
what we can learn that some Southsiders had started the
buck and chased him some hours previous. The hounds
wore close on his trail, consequently compelled him to
take to the water; the hunters,however,shortly came up,
the hounds having stopped at where the deer took to the
water. They there learned the fate of their day's sport.
Upon a meeting taking place one of tho Southsiders
stepped up and demanded the buck as their property,
which the party in possession stoutly denied,going upon
the principle of the old adage, that possession is nine
points of the law. Therefore,finding alt argument in vain
to obtain tho prize, they turned upon their heels, called
in the dogs, and made tracks for the Squire, of whom
they procured a writ to hold the parties to hail in the sum
of $40 for trespass;, namely for carrying off n deer
(which was shot by the New Yorkers) from the South
aiders, claimed by'tbem because ho hail been hunted
two or three hours previously. Surely this will be a
funny trial. How tho matter will torminate time will
tell. We are not aware of any law touching this parti
cular point at present. But this wo do know, that
where parties are huuting, and should the deer fall un
der similar circumstances amongst sportsmen, it would
lie delivered up to the parties in pursuit. No doubt the
Long Island hunters will look with some anxiety for a
'locision in this matter; it does, however, strike us, as
being more of a point of honor than a point of law. In
conclusion, we would state that the man who was upset
from the boat,and came very near being drowned,did not
belong to the Southsidors, but worked entirely on his
own hook.
The Omnibus Re isolations.?We published a few
days since, the corporation laws for the regulation of
omnibusses, not one of which any omnibus driver enter
tains the least idea of obsurving. A lew evonings since,
we saw a driver deliberately wheel around in Broad
way. for tho purpose of racing at full speed with anoth
1 r. Probably, if the concern had upset, aqd a do/on va
luable lives been lost,"no blame could be attached to the
drirer." Whose business is it to see these regulations
enforced f Tho sleek, fleshy gentlemen, who meet oc
casionally, and after discussing certain matters relative
to the welfare of the "dear people," adjourn te the "lea
mom," where a discussion of more substantial matters
takes pisce pass laws for the regulation of the omni
busses. Our oiti/.eus, relying upon them for protection,
trust themselves in the care of the drivers, thinking that
the laws are very good, and feeling perfectly sate so
long as they are obeyed . But they soon find that they
have been "reckoning without their host." Kvory single
1 egulation of the omnibus law is disregarded-and The
jiassonger has the comfortable knowledge that he is at
ttso niency of some drunken driver. Now, whose busi
ness is it to prevent tnose trsmplings of the law 7 Our
citizens cannot leave their business to make and follow
up complaints of this nnture, and if they could, it does
not belong to them. They have delegated,and well paid,
the corporation to do this for them they make the laws
- it is their duty to sec them cnforceiL Why do they
not instruct their officers to look out and report all do
hnqtiencas 7 The people are calling upon them to do
somothinr besides incinase taxes and lessen the benefits
to be derived from them.
iii the Toon.?This association, having among its mem
bers some of tho wealthiest and' most respectable men
in the. city, has just issued its annual address. The asso
ciation is formed for the purpose of visiting the families
of the poor, and furnishing them with the necessaries of
life,in which theymay he lacking It seems by the report,
that within the past two years tho association have visit
ed eight thousand families, and relieved tho wants of
about twenty eight thousand individuals. Their plan
will of conr-e have a decided tendency to destroy the
system of street begging. They make an appeal to the
sympathies of the public, which it is to be hoped will not
lie disregarded.
Phcnix Bark.?The new front of the Phenix Bank in
Wall street, is now completed. It is of brown pecked
freestone, very handsomely carved, and adds much to
the beauty of Wall street.
-Death ofthe Bov Rem as. James Rogers, the young
lad who was run over on Sunday evening by a Harlem
Railroad car, died soon after being admitted into the
< ity Hospital.
Deaths Last W? es There were 176 death* In thil
'ity last week.
New York Bible Bocirrr ?Thl? Society celebrated i
iU twenty-second anniversary at the Tabernacle laet I
evening. The exercises commenced with singing by the
Mac led Miiiic Society, alter which Mr. Williams, Trea
surer of the Society, read the report of the finances of
the Society for the last year, from which we gathered
that the gros-i receipts lor the past year amounted to
97.722 .34, and the expenses amounted to exactly the
"??Je suet, leaving nothing in the Treasury.
?."he Society's annual report was then road by Mr.
'?latchford. The report set out that the Society had dis
tributed within the year past in shops, steamboats, ho
T-!; ,in va,ioUf other ways. 7,017 Bibles and 7,33.?
i pstaments, exceeding the distribution of the preceding
( . ? report drew the attention of the
in ti.u -Sf #mmn?f f V th? fact- "'at, if all the churohes
the^e wouhi nnf I. k' all,owi"K 900 each to fill tbem,
nir.n^. church accommodation for 180,000
?iHl ^.D4M8 then addressed the maeting He
said that the blessings the Bible confers on maukiSd are
jnfttltnerzbte. and that it, and it alone, points man to tho
glory and lulftof^ty which iaat the right hand of God.
It will bo admitted,* 8ai'l Mr. Adams, that the Bible
tends, in an eminent degr?i, vj promote the intelligence
of the people?that tho word of Ooa w^8 to fostor intel
ligence, and bring tho mind vif man In oontaj* with truth,
truth armed with authority to bring the mind inw" com
munion with Ood. One might hare known
from the character ol Franklin, that he ?,
cognizant with the book of Prophets. Mr. Adanu
then spoke of the influence of the Bibte Tn
prompting a spirit ol true liberty, for a man who under
stands his relations with God, is the best t<J understand
his relations with his fellow man. He said he would on
dertake to write tho moral geography of the world
and the physical condition ol the people where the
? j iea ' U8ed- and wber? it is not. In looking
at the different countries of the world, a person can t~il
where the Bible is read and where it is not. Go among
the Mahommedans, and you will see the pernicious in
K" 01 th? Koran- op the Bosptiorus and the
Black bea, and penetrate into Itugsia, and you will Hee
ih!.T"X ^C?. . 80C,iety sh<>*s that the bihlr it pot
there. Go to Italy, where you will see churches m.igni
iceut in the extreme, ecclesiastics of every name, hfack
,!ar8' * and Bre/> encounter you at every step, hut
all of which are evidences of decay, degradation, suffer
ing and misery. You will see a pale countenanced, rag
god population, who invoke your pity. You will feel
th^?2l? whV-k ' a-II8en8e of heaviness, and a heaviness in
bv .oiSJ^i.iM ?Ppre88 you- You wlU feal cramped
by some invisible powor; men are afraid to speak but in
hn^I and1 . 6 armed polica around the dwe"
takm'g of vour Bihl??^y0Ur arrival ^ere will bo the
laKing ot your Bible. You may go through the Col
lege of the Propaganda and tho library of tho Vatican
and no Bible will you see, and If you ask for? ? you w?i
u'nrn/h # closet along with other libri prohibit i ?
in.. vn V0U.K-,tep8 t0 ^"Slnnd, and mark the differ
?k' a,8Ume8 a different aspect. You are
in the midst of life and enterprise. Commerce and tho
arts are flourishing. You travel in carriages without
horses, and in ships without sails, and go whore you
please unasked Neatness, thrift, comfort and enjoy.
A?U k ^ i 6 bo?e8 of tho inhabitants?yo?
will ask what is the occasion of this change? Is not the
sky as clear, the clime as pleasant, and the soil as fruit
ful in Italy as here? It is not from any such Cause, but
Bible acco tbo presence and pie valence of the
ihon spoko and said he rejoiced that
his brother who preceded lum left So ,'itMe for him to say
us he was quite indisposed. He always delighted in ad
vocating the cause of the Bible. It was his friVilog" to
s wfthh-h?y?fu' 10 pa|lal Kur?Pe. where the Bible
ithhe 1<1 from the people. He never knew how to
o[?uanlf aPPr?c.ia*? the Bible until he saw the condition
of papal countries compared with his native land In
another" that ?h ? mentioned. be would a?Itid? to
another?that there is not a people in the world whom
nr? J|rie have had the power to rob of the Bible, who
are fit to govern themselves. And why not so for God
has given theB iblo t* teach men to govern themselves
to teach the rulers how to rule, and the rulod to obey ?
i?. 'Hi."0 altarnat,v?i People must keep the Bible i-nd
?hh G *hem8?.lv88'or S?ve up tho Bible and be govern*?.
Jb,!f a question for the people of this country. Mr.
k " u? cou,d ,10t bei|> contrasting the Colpor
of Ufa inhth- f? about.dis'r;bing the Bible-the limp
ol lire?with the lazy monks 111 Italy, who, although thev
it, with vermin dropping from them, lie also contrasted
t?fnf0nr ? i P?r8?cut?<l Waldenses in the moun
, ? 0 Switzerland, who havo been driven from their
hoUlf 1 p.? 0 "'? bayc?e<i With the armies of
for fh?" ri'?m traveller sees in Italy, and accounted
reading it'?? S3?h&!" f?rm0r lh? Bible a,ld
nr^oikV-J Jk0? ?/" Tyng was thon read, staling that by
r???,,gn ireP ?cs ?? 8un<iay last, he had contracted
so severe a hoarseness that any attempt in him to sneak
at this anniversary would be futile 1
eluded!1001'0" Wa" th6U takon up' and tb? ?-?rcises con
viki-,ITA.RV ~f Sfand military ball is to be given at
Niblo s elegant saloon, on the 'id of next month hv tk.t
crack company?the ?' Scottish oLrd " The
the'MeSrcer a ???tin? a'
c?xy.v Si,5'
ba"d8?me'y; The successful compebtorwaaTsealT
the BulPs Head in tphartook of a sub'tantidl dinner at
neigh borhood had buslfy"enaployml ttVs^es ? ?
ther re fro s h m e nts, and separated **' PM??k ?f fur"
were accompanied by a most excellent band of mis" '
C oro ue r he id an F i uq uest?th is1 Itlternooa*at^No V(Cauje*
line street, on the bodv of Daninl vi?7 . , f ?the
H.had'm' aged f? years' who di?'d "Uddeuiy iasat "'ght"
V e rd?c t accordingly * "aSt by pul???? ^i8?-:
hoUan1n7uI.hteat,NS?nti4r 7Z C,alled this '"enoonto
an unknown man, who was this mor' "P?? theJbodlr ot
basement of a church in that vicinity with hw throa"t out"
having committed suicide with a razor CUt'
rhc llailroadadccid .nl of Yetltrdau ?THa lo,i
run over yesterday afternoon by one of the HsrhTm
road cars, died at the City Hosnital T
mission into that institution. His name wai Jsm? i
a native of Ireland, aged IS years wlm? l a Cra7'
at No. 286 Bowery Th- r-r-nl?;. T 86 ^r,end8 r?8'de
Sudden Death at Blackwell'e Iiland. Tho Comn.r k-u
an inquest also at the Penitentiary, BlackweU's lalan l
fn^buildmg'^eX0"1 d^i"byS SlbuS?"*
upon disease of the lungs y ebUlt,r? conse1u?nt
Police Intelligence.
Nov. 17.?Burglary?The store No. ft6 John street, was
last evening burglariously entered through the scuttle,
and robbed of a number of silver watches, nine cases of
line razors, and soveral dozens of superior pocket and
pen knives.
Another Burglary?The premises of Mr. R. W. Blatch
ford, near Hurl Gate and Hflth street, were broken into
last night, and a quantity of clothing stolen therefrom.
Serious Jlffray? Capt. Kissner, of the 14th ward police,
, last night arrested a young man named Francis Bingby,
charged with knocking down and dangerously wounded
Mr. Wm. 8. Corwin, of No. 19-1 Oreen street, near the
, corner of Hester and Mott streets, with what is supposed
] to have been a slung shot, or other deadly weapon. The
accused, on being arrested, stated that as he was passing
along Hester street with a respectable female acquaint
ance; Mr. Corwin, in some way, insulted the latter, in
: consequence of which the accused struck Mr. Corwin
with his fist, knocking him down, his head striking on
the pavement, and thereby severely wounded. The
; Coroner was called upon to investigate the matter,but at
a late hour this afternoon, Mr. Corwin had not been able
to utter a word, and was not expected long to survive,
j Uixby was detained in custody to await the result.
Scene for a Vaudeville.?A tall, gaunt looking Ger
man, with a long drab coat, calling himself Andrew
Williamson, was brought up this morning before Jus
. lice Drinker, looking rather the worse for the last night's
1 soiree, with a face as long as a jackass, charged by a po
< liceman with being drun* and singing in the street, and
, otherwise disorderly. Maoist.?Well, Andrew, what
have you to say to this charge 1 Pius.?Vel, sir, 1 did
not do nothige at all; me take a little of de wine, which
! make mo leei in de very good spirits; den I make de lit
tle song of mine country. Just as I did begin mine mu
sic, and me feel all oher so very good, dis gentleman
(pointing to the policeman} just stood before me lie
did say ne " ~
say he was de officer; den I did see a little star
liis bosom, vich made me to tink he was one of de officers
of Napoleon; den f stop mine singing, and de gentlemnn
say I must go wid him. Mao ?How long have you I
boon in this country 1 Pris.?Bedween dree and vour I
weeks, sir. Mao ?And commenced rioting in the street
already ! What trade arc you, Andrew > Pais.?Veil, I |
vork for Mr. F.ndigott; I am de lithographic printer.
M?i;?Well, Andrew, you had much better keep to
your printing, and let singing alone Pan.?Oh, all !
mine countrymen love de music Mao.?Yes, we know 1
the Germans are a great musical nation; but those who
come to this country to sing appear in a Tabernacle,
and such places-not in the public streets. There An
.Irew, you can go; hut he careful and don't do the'like
again, or I shall certainly punish you. Pan ?Tank you,
sir; tank you, sir. And Andrew left the office ,bowing,
thanking his lucky stars (but not the " star" that locked
him up) for his liberty again.
Pukpoeketi in Wall street - Persons should be
very careful,going in and out of the hanks. We notic
ed yesterday (and in tact they are playing the same
gaaie every duy) in Wall street, between J nnd ft
two notorious pickpockets, were hanging around the
banks, dressed in tlio most fashionable manner, wearing
handseme cloaks -that being a cloak for their nefarious
business. Tho process of operation we will simply ex
plain. One will follow persona into the banks, to see
l ow and where their money is put; while the other
keep* watch outside. Consequently, if the money is
placed to suit their purpose, the victim is dogged out of
the hank, almost to a lock step, his accomplice close at
hand, to carry off the plunder; and if no speedy oppor
tunity offers, why. one of the party will step before you,
their back In your way, and tread upon your toes,which
isdond to attract your attention, while his accomplice at
that moment picks your pocket. Wo make these few
remarks to put our citizens on tholr guard: neverthe
less, if our energetic Chief of Police would tske this
matter in hand, and atation one of jjjg special officers in
Wall street (that is, one wh? knows moa' ?f thes" ra*
eels,) so as to rout them, Whan seen lurking about tho
banks, ho would, we have no doubt, save many thou
sands ol dollars, and meet the wishes of the public.
Not. 17.?Board or AldrrmRr-?A regular mooting of
thif Board convenad lait evening.
Many unimportant petition* engaged the attention oi
the Common Council: come praying c>r relief, auu others
of quite an uninteresting character to th.? g?ua? reader,,
were severally referred to appropriate corn *ul??"'
An application, signed by Messrs. Brittaiu a^"? Stevens,
favoring a new method of signs to be placed on . te cor
ners of streets, was referred to Committee on Streets.
Petition from quite a number of citizens from Wil
liamsburg, relative to a renewal of the present charter
for the Peck slip ferry?referred to Committee on Streets.
A communication from his Honor the Mayor, covering
correspondence containing an acicnowladgement of the
receipt of certain public documents presented b y the
Common Council of New York to the authorities of lJa?
ris, in return for similar courtesies extended towards
them in 1843, was read and ordered on file.
A communication from the Superintendent of Streets
was presented, reud, and appropriately referrod.W^sg
Petition of Jacob Ramsey, first marshal, praying lor an
increase of salary, was read and unanimously approv
A report from the Finance Committee in favor of fund,
ing $100,000 toward the erection of a nursery for the
children of the poor, in the place of one but recently des
troyed by fire, was read and adopted?9 in the affirma
tive, 4 in the uegativo.
A message from his Honor the Mayor, exhibiting the
rogulatsi'is anfi operation# of the police lor the past year,
was in aCCO?^auce with accustomed usage, ordered to bo
rewi Its great however, soon called up oao of
the board, who mo'vej th? suspension of its further read
ing, aud in which there sO* a fi?nera' acquiescence its
reading was, therefore, defeiiT? ?
An intitetion from Brig. (Jen. ?.'enrJr Storms was pre
sented to the Common Council of tUv"' c,'f New York,
asking their presence at a review of hl? Br,Ka<*? on Tues
day, the 24th iost, being the anniversary v' ta? eva:ua
tion of the British troops from this city ; wh.?"'h,,JrM ac"
cepted, and a committee of three, consisting of A.. ?rmen
Divver, Dodge and Halt, were appointed to make m.106"
sary arrangemants.
A report from a committee, selected for that purpoad,
favorable to the relief of Wm. 8 Watkins from certain
assessments, Whs accepted,and the committee discharged.
Petition from tbd Comptroller, urging the necessity of'
farther appropriations to meet the curront wants and ex
penses of the city government, amounting in all ta
$5S,b0C, was presented and unanimously carried.
A doed of conveyance was ordered,ceding the right to
one aero of gtounu (valued at $1(100J lor tho purpose of
enabling a portion of the eitizens of New York to con
struct an Asylum for the relief ol superannuated colored
females. Some little debate followed the introduction of
this report from the hands of a committee. It was, how
ever, finally adopted by a vqte ot 7 to 4.
At half past six o'clock, the Board took a recpsa ot thir
ty minutes.
Rk-ohcanization ok thk Board.
A remonstrance from seme 900 citizens of Williams
burgh, praying for the interposition of the Board of Al
dermen, to prevent a renewal of the present charter of
the " Williamsburgll Union Kerry Company"?which
they represent as an u'dieus monopoly--they also ap
prove of the veto of his Hob^r the Mayor in withholding
his sanction to a renewal of vj>e charter of the Grand
street ferry. Tho veto of the M'CVor was then read.?
Aid. Briggs moved for the re-passag e of the resolutions
granting a renewal of the charter of tha Peck 81ip ferry,
notwithstanding the voto of his Honor tha Mayor. The
President vacated tho chair. (Aid. Hart beinj called to
tho same,)and warmly opposed the motion of Ala! Briggs,
sustaining the posttion assumed by the MayOii un('
which prompted bis veto. His conviction was clear ,UP'
on this subject,and ho was satisfied that a renewal of thU'
charter would militate to the unmistaken interests of tho
city of New York?besides,it was a monopoly, and it was
needless for him to state that he was opposed to every
thing, in whatever guise,thut looked Anti-Democratic 1?
He would refer the membors of this Board to the Cathe
rine street ferry, which, in 183tf, was similarly situated
as this veiy company represent themselves to be?they
also pledged themselves to increase their accommoda
tions, and tho Common Council at that time renewed
their charter, relying upon the assurances of Messrs.
BownP, that they would extond certain accommodations
for the benefit ot the public, but what is Alio result 7
Thisjvery Catharine at. Ferry'is a self-admtRed nuisence
an 1 the Messrs. Bo'Vflc having secured to themselves
this charter, treat with indifl'ereucc tho wants and wishes
of the public; and Irom tho experience of the past, we
should guard against tho future, ifpur duty to oppose
the re-consideratiou of this subject, ana 'o view this mat
ter in its different aspects before wo yield privileges to a
corporation of men wl'iich may give us cause subse
quent regret.
Aid. Messerole ably sustained the position of Aid.
Briggs in a long speech, practically applied?refuting
the arguments of Alii. Charlick, showing the advantages
which would revert to the poorer classes, benefitting
thern by means of a cheap and ready access to our city.
He was favorably disposed to grant this company all the
facilities they ask at our hands?they deserve our nour
ishing support and continued protection.
Aid. Charlick respondeJ, by making some allusions
of rather a personal naturo, upon Aid. Messerole, ami
dwelt at much length in support of his previously ox
pressed opinions.
Aid. Messerole repelled some of the insinuations of
Aid. Charlick, and by his manner exhibited much feel
AM. Charlick rose to reply to some of the recrimina
tions of Aid. Messerole. A warm and animated defence
was made in nehalf of a gentleman of Brooklyn, once
largely interested in tho manufacture of gin, but now u
retired citizen of wealth.
Quite an excitement was here manifested by tho differ
ent members of the board.
Aid. Messerole maintained his position, nor would he
take back to himself any expressions he had made. He
felt Justified in what he had said, nor wonld he yield one
inch to tho gentleman of the 1st.
A motion was then made, referring the entire matter to
the committee from whose hands it was received Car
ried attirmatively, 8 to 7,
This mattor has not yet escaped agitation, and will
doubtless bo resumed at an early day.
A petition from 8 8. WandeU, praying for the right to
assign certain monies arising out of hi?? contract for the
construction of a sewer in llioad street, was received end
with some stipulations, obtained favtfvgBle considers
Petitions and reports, presented from tho Bi*Wd of Ae
sistants, were then considered and referred to the appro
priato committees.
The Board then adjounod to Monday next, at 6 o'clock
P. M.
Board ok Assistant Aldermen?Monday Kvknino
Nov. 17.?Present?President Pearce iu the chair, and a'
quorum of members.
Petitions of sundry persons in behalf of Christ's
Church, for permission to use privnte churches for tern
porary interments Referred.
Of John Brinkerhoff and others to have sunken lots in
13th street, between avenues A and B, filled up. He
01 Caten & Stephen? in relation to directory signs for
corner of streets.
Of sundry persons for the removal pf manure boats
from pier No. 10 North river. Referred.
Of James Gram, for permission to construct a sewer
drain from No. 6, tt, 10, 13 and 14 Laurens street, to con
nect with the sewer in Canal street. Granted.
Of James Conway, for transfer of stall No. 14, Cathe
rine Market. Granted.
Of Samuel S. Wendell, for power to assign moneys
arising out of certain contracts, and that the street com
missioner have power to endorse said assignments as
said contractor. Granted.
Report$ of Committees.?la favor of extending Albany
street from Greenwich street, to Broadway, so as to form
nearly a direct line of thoroughfare with Pine street,
from North to East river. On motion of Assist. Alder
man Oliver, it was laid on the table.
Assist Aid. Olivkr then called for the reading of tho
minority report, also the remonstrance of numerous cit
izens against the proposed improvement. This gave rise
to considerable discussion on the subject, and finally the
whol matter w as laid on the table.
In favor of authorizing the street commissioner to of
fer for SRle certain property, upon which th e assessments
had remained unpeid, the owners of which, the collec
tors had been unable to find to obtain the dues from.?
In favor of appropriating the sum of $100 for the pur.
pose of furnishing the lower Police Office, also $100 for
the purchase ot suitable furniture for the female depart
ment of the city prison.
In favor of transferring stall No 4 Union Market, to
Thomas W. Brenan. Carried.
Adverse to the establishment of a public market in
Chatham Square. Report accepted and committee dis
In favor of concurring with the Board of Aldermen
and the adoption of a resolution authorizing theoonstruc
tion of a sewer in Courtlandt street, from Greenwich
street to the North river. Laid on the table.
In favor of extending the sewer in Houston street,
from Pitt street to avenue A. Carried.
t In favor of extending tho sewer in 8th street, from
avenue A to the west side of third avenue. Carrie11.
In fuvor of selling a lot of land, situated on the south
side ef 30th street between the 6th and 7th avenues to Al
bert Horn for $1300 Carried.
In favor of amending the grade in 40th street, between
Ath and 6th avenues. Carried.
In favor of flagged side-wnlk four feet wide in 38th
street, between 7th ar.d 8th Avenues. Carried.
In favor of regulating and paving 35th, between 3d
and 4th Avenues, and flagging side-walk in the same
In favor of regulating 36th street, between 4th Avenue
and Bloomingdale Kood,according to the amended grade;
Rise resetting curb and gutter stones for the same dis
tance. Carried.
Infavorof digging a well and placing a pump in 3Ath
street, between 8th and 9th Avenues. Carried.
In fsvor of regulating and gravelling 38th street, be
tween 4th and 6th Avenues, and resetting curb and gut
ter stones therein. Carried.
In favor of paving 5th Avenue, between 31st and 33d
streets; else put down bridge stones at the cross streets,
and gravelling the carriage way between 33d and 43d
streets, where it may be deemed necessary. Carried.
In favor of regulating 47th between 10th Avenue and
Hudson river. Carried.
In favor of regulating Avenue A., between 13tli and
33d streets, inconformity of the established grade. Car
In favor of digging a well and placing a pump in 33d
street, near 6th Avenue. Carried.
In favor of regulating and paving 3d Avenue. between
18th and 36th streets, and setting curb and gutter stones
therein, (ferried.
In favor ol permitting Mr. Upjohn, architect, to set out
the iron railing in front of Trinity Church, threo 1 feet
ftu ther on the side walk, on condition of constructing
the gates to open inward*. Granted.
in relation to certain oxpenses connected with the po
lice department and in favor of autherising the Chief ol
I'olico to draw upon tho Comptroller for money where
with to provide suitable nourishment for lost children
found in the streets, and for women or other prisoner*
detained at the Station Houses; likewise to defray expen
ses incurred by the conveyance of prisoners conveyed
to tho different I'olico Courts on certs by policemen, and
other outlays of similar character. Carried.
In favor ol authorising now leases to be drawn for
IJaniel C. Klngsland and C. K Sutton in place of those
destroyed by fire on the 18th of July last. Carried.
In favor of authorising the paymeat of $103 for th# re
moval of sand from Grand street, botweon Centre street
nnd the Bowery, where it had been improperly left after
the construction of ihe sew or and other improvement*
mado In that street. Carried.
In favor of granting an aero of land to the SooJaty of

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