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Ktw York, HAtut'ilajr, April iiO, ISM,
>1* Circulation of tba HiriM<
A?ril2B, Ff 1(1*7 18.490 e^piM.
> *rr?*r.?e Imup last week... . .. . 161,330 "
i'"? mM'ottton of th* Hf'lJ p.oTtTuenc^d on Friri>-y
morning at as minutes past 3 o'clock, and flaitbed
at 35 minutes past 7.
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Notice to City Subscribers.
Those ot our subscribers who intend to change tbelr
residence on the first of Y!?y. ere r?qaeited to mention
it to the carriers, cr leave their r.amen at tho Herald
efll o
\?\t from Rurope.
Tnere is the greatest iuterest manifested in
ihis cty, Hnd indeed throughout the country, to
receive lut< r advices from Europe. The new
t^eumabip Amcrica, which is now in her fourteenth
day, may arrive at any moment. She will
bring one week later intelligence. Actual wi.r '
between Kussia and Germany for the independence
of Poland ; Austria and Prussia for supremacy
in Germany ; Denmark and Prussia for
the annexation of Holstein to the German con*
deration, und Sardinia and Austria for 'he ind-pend?
nee of Italy; and ar evolution in England
a^d Ireland for universal suffrage, and a rep al
of the Union, or something more, may have brol
on out ib even that brief space of time.
71ie Glory anil Shame of tlie Mexican War
The more we s?e ol the correspondence that
took place between our Generals in Mex- (
ico, arter the enemy was defeated and a I
series of victories achieved that would con- <
i r immortal honor and renown on the arms of 1
any country, in any age of the world, the more i
nick at heart it nvik^s us. It developes the most t
puerile, foolish and boyish spirit?one which we t
never would have supposed had existence in the <
breasts of the officers who wrote those letters,
previous to the lamentable fact being known.
The campaign from the city of Vera Cruz to <
the capital ot Mexico, is decidedly the most bril* i
ii int in the annals of modern warfare, not only
tor the almost unexampled diapluy of military i
science and skill which marked its conduct, but
in the bravery, gallantry, and heroic valor which
were displayed by officers and men, in carrying
out the plan of the campaign, and all the arrangements,
from the greatest to the most
minute. It astonished the world, and proved to
the satisfaction of our worst traducers, nnd the
contt mncrs of our political system and institutions,
that th* great western republic, as a military
power, has power and resources, in a military
point of view, sufficient to carry on successfully
a loreign war?a war of invasion in a distant
enemy's country?as it possesses to resist aggression
and defend the security and integrity of
its own territory. This fact was long disputed
and doubted by the statesmen of the old world;
but their doubts were one by one dispelled, as
town wfter town and castle after caetle eurren- i
.ered to our invincible army. We would be
glad if we could stop here?il nothing had trans- i
pired to mar the beauty of this gorgeous picture, i
We would be glad if the end of the volume <
had been reached with the successful i
? mi/ vii uur viou|'B imu uir gicai auu I
far-famed capital ot Mexico; but truth, and
our duty an a journalist to record the events o*
the day, without fear or favor, compel as to
turn over another leaf, and record events which
tend as much to the shame of the Mexican war
kb the before-mentioned acts of gallantry, skill
and indomitable bravery, tended to its glory.
No sooner was the army of the enemy scattered
to the four winds, and their great general
had fltd before our victorious troops, having
scarce -a place whereto to lly for his personal
safety, than our generals ar>a officers commenced
among themselves a scramble for the monopoly
of all the glory which belonged in common
to all, both officers and men, and of which there
was abundance for each and all. From that
time to the present, bickerings, courts-martial,
courts of inquiry, crimination and recrimination,
have been the order of the day,
and no one can predict when the disgraceful
business will end. Letters which should never
have been made public, are brought to light, and
mutters which alone interested the parties immediately
concerned, have been published to
the world, and commented upon in all the barbers'
shops and grogaeries of the land, the frequenters
of which make their own comments, in
their own way, on what they read, ia favor of,
and against the officers, who, from their services
in the field, had identified themselves with
the glory of their country, and excited the admiration
of both hemispheres. If the parties
them*rlv s are to blame in this matter, their
partizans in Congress are equally culpable. They
have taken up the quarrels amongthe officers in
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i?ir* 1UV llll as III 14 L. II CttllKDlUCBB auu UiPJ'io; , BD
much bicksring and.ill-feeling in their speeches
aid controversies, as the pirties among whom
the quarrels originated; and it is to them that
the country ie indebted for the publication of
the correspondence which has thrown this shame
on th? M'xican war. But there ar<? others, also,
equally as much to blame?for the President, the
Secretaries,the negotiator, Mr. Tnst, and others,
are each and all identified with it, and have yet
each and all to answer to the public for their
participation in the busies.;.
We would not be surprised to find that these
quarr'ls will yet be the means ol defeating the
r atification of the treaty by the Mexicans. From
present appearances, there is every likelihood of
such bfing the case. If they do, the country will
know who to blame. We apprehend, however,
that auch a result would not be disagree
able to Mr. Polk, who commenced the war, for
i' would re-open the ques'ion of the tt'ineiation
of the whole ?if M'-xico, and be brought into ques
n a in me rresiaenttai canvass, ana lorrn ao ib- i
sue which Flipped Irom him, by Mr. Trial's
conduct in negotiating that treaty without the
concurrence and in express viola ion of the ortieia
of hi* government.
out ol the whole batch of our officers who
rondwctfd this most brilliant war, only two of
m?:n n'ein to be powr?<>d of tl>at prudence, self
; rot, Hnd Mga<'ity which ouiiht to hive dintmguisbed
th'in all. We allude to General
Taylor and General Wool, who fought aide by
side in ibe glorious battle of Buena Viala, and
at* n-1 ude liy aide to this day'in the ranks of
Iri' ndship and good will. Their conduct stands
out in bold rrliel to that of Genera Hcott aad
th<* "ff ?r- a** icinled with him, and entitled
them to more merit t?t an has yet been awarded
them When the former conceived himself to
be ie.irrd by the administration, he wrote a
I gB.hed rebuke, and ihrn threw himaelf and |
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his caure on Ins country. He did not sloop to
carry on a fretful and angry correspondence
with the War Department, but acted asbecame
his dmtiity and character. He may have written
too muny political Utters, us we think he did. j
[l he had r< f'ised to answer all th" electioneer- |
iag r.nd office-seeking communications w:iicl? j
were addressed to him, he would have acted j
wiser than ;n noticing them. But, as a military j
man, he has not fallen into the errors which the
other otficere have committed.
Taylor Mkrtings in New Yokk.?Within a
fe v days we have had two Taylor meetings in
this city?one at Military Hall, in the Bowery, 1
and the other at Lafayette Hall, in Broadway.? i
Neither of them was crowded. At th? first there i
were not more than a hundred and fifty persons j
p-esent, undat the other not over three hundred j
At the one in the Bowery, Casaius M. Clay de- ;
livered a long, prosy fpeech in favor of General j
Taylor ns a candidate lor the Presidency, in
which he developed nothing new, nor broached a
jingle original idea. At the other, Mr. Toombs, \
Irom Georgia, Bioke. and made a pn?>i?nh in i
which almost every subject but the fitness of
General Taylor to fill the presidential chair, was
he tli^rne. Mr. Prescott Hall also spoke at the
ume meeting, but we did not report him, be:ause
he has already said as much as he can
ay on the subject, ana each successive
speech which he has made Bince he delivered
he one reported in this paper in full, has been
mt a repetition?a perfect stereotype of the
,deas he uttered on that occasion. At each ol
hose meetings there was a proportion of the
iriends of Mr. Clay, who seemed determined
lhat the Taylor men should not have it all their
awn way ; for they cheered their candidate
lustily, in spite of the eloquence of a Cassius or
i Too tubs.
We would enquire, what are the objects of the
lien who are at the bottom of these movements 1
ieueral Taylor hfes placed himself in the hands
>f his countrymen, to elect him or not, as they
lec fit. He has expressly disavowed all connecion
wi h party, and will not run as the exclu
live candidate of the one or the other. The
:ountry knows the position in which he has
jlaced himself in regard to the Presidency; and
vhat more is required 1
We are very much inclined to believe that
hose meetings are attempts bv cliques of despeate
oflice-seekiug politicians, out at elbow and
>ocket, to secure eome of the spoils in case of
>eneral Taylor's election ; and it would be well
nr nulilto to Unnw it Tf ItOiimoI Taulnr
:annot be elevated to the chief magistracy by
iia own merits, he Burely will never reach that
loeition by the efforts of the Taylor cliques in
his city?whether they emanate from Wall
street, or Military Hall in the Bowery. We
ipprrhend that we understand the movement.
The Discharged Convict Gould.?We revived
yesterday, from the agent of the Committee
on Discharged Convicts of the Prison j
Association, the following reply to the appeal j
made by Robert Gouid, the discharged convict, I
who was relueed assistance by that philanthropic
association :
4 mo. 28th. 1948.
In reply to Robert Oould, in the Herald of tbia moruiog,
we would ju?t aay, that we find it neoesaao to nae
m loh caution when discharged convict* apply for relief,
uiherwiee we should often be greatly imposed upon
Unu'.d wai <liacharg?d from Sing Sing the 15ta inst., and
sa led upon us the 26th inst., and again on the 37th. On
mtn three occasions be was under the influenoeof liquor,
km we oould not dieoovnr any evidence that there waa
rround to hope for a reformation. He aaked for money
:o enable him to go to Natohts, and a bill for big board
raa produced, for near two weeka before he called upon
n. We were fully aatiafled that he was not entitled to
lid from the Piieon Association It ia not our principle
to xtend *Mi*tanc? to all diashvrged convicta indisc?*lciiutely,
but t > thoee only whom we believe are earnest
ia ineir determination to reform
19 A AC T. HOPPER, i
Agent of the Committee on Discharged Conviots,
Prison Association.
This seems to be reasonable enough, with one
fxception. How does Mr. Isaac T. Hopper know
that the poor convict was under the influence of
liquor! We have seen many persons laboring
under the influence of misfortune?the visible
( fffcts of which many would impute to liquor
ind strong drink. We rather think, then, on this
point that Hr. Hopper's reasons ar? insufficient.
However, as Gould's application to the benevo'e.it
prison association has been refused, we by
all means recommend him to apply to the generous
feelings of Alderman McElrath. He is Alderman
of the Third ward, and has been, during
hit term of office, according to the appearance of
the advertising columns of the Tribune, receiving
immense Bums from the strong chest of the
Corporation, not in strict accordance with law
It is probable that Gould, as he has been incarcerated
in Sing Sing, served out a term there foi
stealing, or taking the property of others contrary
to law, in another sense of the term. It would
seem but fair, therefore, that Alderman McElrath
should divide the gains which he made out
of the corporation?with the unfortunate discharged
convict from Sing Sing. To get public
moneys contrary to law, or appropriate private
moneys belonging to another, do not seem very
hostile to each other in principle. There ought
to be some fraternization between such principles
and parties We advise Mr. Gould, therefore,
to apply to Aldermnn McElrath, and there
is no doubt he will receive prompt assistance in
these days of liberty, equality and fraternity.
Fath?r Matthsw Coming Ovk*.?We have
receivea nuiiioruauvc intelligence 01 ma lutention
of Father Matthew to come over to this
country during the approaching fall, for the purpose
of being Been end of seeing hia friends in
th* United States, and of giving a few bits of
eloquence in favor of Croton water, and other
delicious water drinking. The lollowing note
to a well-known and much respected apostle of
temperance in this city, will speak for itself:
Cork, :29th March. 1848.
Mr Dear Ms.Dblavaw?I am much gratified to receive
yuur esleeiaed letter anil I have beeo lon? Indulging
the foml hope of eojiying a personal interview
with \ ou and my beloved friend*, th* y ung men of th?
city an1 Stat*of \ew York, in whoM welfare yon are so
deeply inter-Sted It wn my Duel intention to hav*
eaiied for your happy country next month ; but I a*
again compelled to postpone mr voyage until September
A severe att?ek of neglected influtnsa. from which I am
only recovering, has iniused my medical alvlner to
forbid ma to attempt so loog a journey at tha present
It pains me more than I can express to be disappointed
in my expectations of so soon seeing my frientls In tha
Uuited States ; but I aaxieusly hops for this gratification
in autumu Please to apologise for me, and present
my kindest remembrance to the young men with
whom yon are oonneeted, and bolieva me, with high
respect, my dear sir, yours most devotedly.
Charles H. Delavan, Eiq.
Stats ok Ireland ?Having given in yesterday's
paper a variety of extracts from English
piper*, depicting the co ldition of that c^ntry at
the last dates, we to d*y picture the State of
things in Ireland, drawn from a similai source.
The extracts from the Dublin Nation, wliich we
publish to-day, will give a faithful picture of the
present atate ot that country, and will be found
worthy oi attentive consideration.
Skuious Railroad Accident ? An a gravel
train wan cowing down the Peterborough St
Hbitlay Raliroad thin tnoiniDR. with tha oara In front of
the angina. tba whole train thrown off the track,
and piled up noma twcLty f?at high Tha a~cident occurrad
In a deep cut cn a lonely p*rt rf ih? road, In conaequeuee
of two large c'leatun' rail* being laid acrosa tbo
traak. about tan feet apart It la aup|.oi?d that tba ralla
wra laid aeroaa tha t ?ck by ?omi r>( the Iriohinen on
ha road, with a de?ign t?? Intercept the paMeugar tr?ln,
aupi>oali>g ' hat 'hat w aid preoe.la tha (travel train.
Wnen <>ur Inf >rm?ut 1*ft, th? ra>*n an ! ' ara were pll'd
up l>* au*b a rn?naar that it wi>< iropo'aikla to aaonrtutn
the eitwnt of paraonal Irj'iry Ha ?*w two, bowatar
that ware ao man* led thut ba th ogbt tbey moat ba
deal Tba p*aaerit(?r train raoaived finely notice of the i
eatjatropha. and eecapad ilia dreadful fatawhich wat ictended
lor it Tba piaaangari wara takan off by a train
frt m the Utrhl urg Rallr'?d Sln?ft writing th? above,
wa laaru mat two of tha Injured (brakanan) an daad
Tha raila wara plnead down to tha traak? Bttion C?u> I
riff\ April 17M). |
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The proceeding* in Congress comprise the
only intelligence of consequence received by
telegraph yesterday. In the Senate, tiie in st
important eveDts accomplished were the passage
of the California cluim bill, and the discharge
of Mr. Nugent, the lltrald corresponding from
custody; The House transacted no public business
worthy of notice.
The market reports, &c., will be fouud among
the annexed despatches.
Illinois ('onvanillin.
St. Loais, April 28 1848
The Illinois convention bar* recommended (Jen cm*
?b first choice, and Jul^r WooJbu-j ?? fc.mJ choice
for the presidency. The present State officers are all
recommended. The democrats of Misscuri have nominated
James B. Boutin, of St Louis, us a candidate for
re-eleotiom to Congress
Election In Virginia for Members of the Legislature.
W*?HiwoTor?, April 29,1848The
election yesterday in Alexandria, (new a part of
Virginia.) snd precincts, for members of the State Legislature,
resulted in the success of the whig candidates
by large majoilties. Smith, (whig,) received 275 votes ;
Powell, (dem ) 70.
The whig candidate in Fairfax, West Knd, Mr. Thomas,
was likewise successful, he receiving 80 votes, and
Mr. Hunter, (dem) 40
WAMnftaTO*, April 28,184f.
Various memorials and petitions wars presented,
which were duly received end referred.
business cf the land office.
The Vice-President laid before the Senate a communlration
from the Commissioner of the General Land Of
Hoe, giving a statement of permits l?*u?d uoder the law
authorizing the armed oecupitioa of Florida.
dutif.s of notaries public
Agreeably to not oe, Mr. Badger, of North Carolina,
asked and obtained leave to present a bill authorising
Notaries rublie to take and oertify oaths of affirmation,
and acknowledgments in certain oases, whloh was read
the first and seoond timss by uuanlmeus ooiissn*, and referred
to the Committee on Jadioiary.
alabama claims
Mr. Pkargb, of Maryland, moved to take up (be bill
relating to the payment of interest on moneys advanoed
by Alabama on aooount of the Creek Indian hostilities to
the government; and to make the bill more acceptable,
be moved an amendment in favor of making the principle
aoplioable to all States whloh have <iade advanoes to
the United States government. This gave rise to a brief
debate, after whloh the subject, on motion, was informal
ly laid aside.
importation ok ?uoar.
Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, offered a resolution calling
upon the Secretary of the Treasury for a report of the
quantity and value of the sugar imported Into the United
States the past year, whloh was agreed to
purchase of a bridge.
The bill for the purchase oi the bridge over the eaet*rn
branch of the Potomac was then taken up; and, nfter
some debate, the previous question was moved, when the
yeas and nays were demanded, and rerulUd in the affirmative,
at follows-yeas -j3, nays 13
army matters.
Mr Johnson, of md , submitted a resolution oMIin;
upon the President to inform the Senate whether officers
are now In military service whose nominations have not
bsen sent to tho Senate, and the reason why they have
not been sent is. Laid oeer.
california claims.
Mr. Cais, Chairman of the Committee on Military
Affaire, moved to take up the bill far the adjustment of
the California olelms.
Mr. Clatton, of Delaware, rose and prooeeded to addresa
the Senate in.favor of the bill. He contended
that Congress had power to appoint commissioners for
the examination of the claims, under the constitution.
He went on to addu^o other arguments to prove that
Congress possessed the authority claimed, and should
exeroise it In the present oasr
Mr Retkbut Johnson, of Maryland, followed in reply,
and made an able snatch He arizued tit leuirih to alio*
that unJ-r th? constitution, tlie uppoiotin*n. of commissioners
rested wr.n tbe President
After he had concluded, Mr Dioar-a. of North Carolina,
(poke ably In support of tbe bill. Hn quoted many
preoedents wherein timlUr apyoiatsseuUi had been
made by Congress.
Th? debate was continued by Mr. Badger. Mr. Calhoun,
Mr. Clayton, Mr Ca?s, Jefferson Davis, Mr. Westoott.
Mr Underwood, nf Kentucky, and by Mr. Kuak.
of Texaf, eaoh of whom addressed the Senate, with
The amendment of Mr. Mason, previously offered,
was then voted on, and resulted in the negative, by yens
13, nays 20. The bill was then read a third time, and
discharge or mb. ncoewt.
Mr. Toole, ot Mississippi, then moved that the 8enatgo
into executive session, which was agreed to; and
after ordering tbe d1soba<*ge of Mr Nugent, the correspondent
of the tlrrali the Senate on motion adjourned.
Houm of Representative!.
privatk bills.
On notion of Mr Roc swell, of Connecticut, the
House resolved itself into m Committee of the Whole on
the State of tbe Union, and took ?p private bills, Mr
Collamer, of Vermont, ia the ohair. und after some time
spent therein, the Comaiciee rose and ropcrted progress.
A variety cf bills were considered in committee, hut
of no leading Interest, and many bills were passed to
a third reading.
Committees now made sundry reports.
Mr. , from the Committee on Accounts made a
Mr. gbeoort, of New Je sey, introduced a resolution
in favor of letting out the government binding by
contraot, which was passed, when tbe house adjourned
Baltimore. Aoril 33?Flonr?The market is benvv.
and lower prices are accepted. We notice sales of .100
bbls Howard street, at $5 *)-'?; ; City Mills are dull at
$6 12K Wheat is scaroe and in demand ; sales o
reds at $1 37 a $1 40 ; and extra family white at $1 56
#1 58. Cora is in light supply, and of white the
market is bare ; sales of 3000 bushels yellow at 43a.
Oats are selling in a small wayat36){c. MolassesSales
at 28c. Provisions are quiet. Lard still lower.
Whisky is Inactive ; we quote hbJs at 22c, aad bbls at
Chicaoo, (111.,) April 28?The exports Tor the past
week have been aa follows : wheat, 13.700 bushels. Sales
of 7000 bushels wheat were made at 80o. Freight, per
bbl, 75 oenta.
Cleveland, (Ohio,) April 28.?Receipts by canto
within the past 24 hours Flour, 2800 bbls ; wheat
3800 bushels ; earn, 1800 bushels ; pork, 780 bbls. Sales
of 1000 bbls of flour ware made at $1815{. No change
in grain or provisions.
Detroit, April 28.?The receipts ooeUeus to be trifling.
Flour is selling in a moderate way at f>4 56){ ?
Thera is very little doing in grain. Provisions are quiet,
and we have only retail sales to tho trade to notice.
Buffalo, April 28?Receipts within tho past 24 brars:
Flour, 3 100 barrels; oorn, 1 200 bnshels. S?les of 2,0<?0
barrels floar were made at $5 Wheal?Sales of 4,(>00
bushels were made, consisting of Milan and Conneaut.
at $1 12. The market closed Arm. Pork--Sales ot 600
barrels were made, including pr me. at 96, and mess at
$8 AO. Whiskey -Sales or 200 barrels were made at 18
oents. The market clesed with !nor*ased firmness.
Boston, April 28 ?Flour?There was no change to no
tiee in prices Sales of 900 barrels were male, consisting
of Oenesee, Michigan, See , at $6 37>i to $(! 50 ?
Corn wai dull, and we have only to notice rales of 7 000
bushels at 48 a 61 oents. Rye - Sales of 300 bu?hel* were
made at 8i oents Oats?Sales of a 0o0 bu'hhls w*re
made at 64 oents. There was no obange in olber articles
Common Couatll.
Board of Assistant Aldicmmin, April 23th?Speeial
meeting. Linus W. Stevens, Kiq . President ia tbe
E ghlh .Street.?Petition of Zebedeq Cook an! others
to have 8th street, between nth avenue and McDouga 1
street, re-gradei, repaved. 1sto. Referred.
Foriy fint Street ?Petition of Al*xan4er Yonng and
others, to have 41st street graded, fcj., between tLe Second
and Krth avenues. Referred.
Market Slrtti fitr. ? M*puri in ravor 01 leasing on*
half of pier at th? foot of Market icreet to K. nod J
Schuyler. Adopted
D >g Jj'twt ? R?port In favor of amandin g the lita concerning
the killing of doe* found ?t larg?. so as to pay
a reward of AO cent* for cacti that may bn killed.
//onion Strttt Pier.? Report In favor of leaning
pier at the foot of Harrison street to Oeorgn Boyd
Pitkin ft at tKe Tnmhi.?A remlntlon was presented
to the effect that the Committee on Polioe. W?tch and
Prison* to Inquire and report whether W W Kdmoid*
keeper ef the City Prison, appropriates to his own pnv*te
use sny provisions larolnhed at the eipcnse of the city,
and If so, hy wba' authority. Adopted
Oat in Jam'? Strrrt. - Resolution in favor of lighting
James street with g*s, froa Chatham street to the Km
river. Adopted
Lite Juilice Parker ? R-nolotlen in favor of pacing
Mary Parker. th? wife of .vllln Parker, ><> on aonouot
of money expended by the latter while a special Justine,
in defending himself in tha County Court, sgaiuet
charges Irom which be was acquitted Adopted.
Minutei'f the Weevil#.- Resolution in (aver of payiiig
Richard Soott $1AU for services rendered in preparing
tha minutes of the proceeding! of the Common Council,
fca Carried
Dun aliening a Sqiiatttr. - - Preamble setting forth
that 1 hoiuae Addis Koimett had taken jiosseMion of
lot No 73 of Common lands of the oity, <ind rifuned to
vaoate the same ; also a revolution directing the Comptroller
to take legal measures to remove tlic laid Kmmett
from the lot in question Adopted.
Cioton in Fulton Maiktt Hesoluiion in favor of
plaelng a hydiant in Fulton Market Adopted.
Tictniy-iHird iti ft ---Resolution in f?vor of lighting
ild rtrret with gas between Broadway and 4:b avenue
dot in Faltnn Mark't ?Resolution in favor of lighting
Kulton market -nth gas Adopted
h'awth jivenu*. -Resolution In favor of requesting the
Harlem Railroad Company to lugulaU aud pare the 1 .h
avi-nue from Uflth to 3id afreet
A#inha'tan Uti Co- Report and resolution from t ie
lioaidot Aldermen, in fevor of acculitg the propcSition
of the Manhattan Gas Co to light tbe upper part
<>f the city with gas After n>ftkis| some silent amendUMlUt*
they were adopted
; The Board then adjourned until Monday ersrieg
ThMlrlcal and Ulualcal.
Bowery Thkatbk.?Bellini'* oelebratad open " Sonnimbult,"
mi performed last evtnlng before a crowded
h)n>?, Mr*. 8?guin taking the pert of Auina, Mr. 8a- '
nu n tbat of llodolpho; Mr G?rdr?r biKIvIdo; and Via*
Lrlrlistmntein. as Lisa The introductory chorus was 1
aimtrab'y givon, ani Mr1. H?gnn fully sasteined
her high ami acknowledged roputit'oa In her per
Aonattou ot Amina The Oitf-r^nt tongs and ch>- !
ru*ea wore ?uu|f wl-h a tUrM In1? effect, end the i
audience loudly tpplnuJed the peiforman'e throughout.
We wou'd r*miud the ci*Dy friends and admirer*
of thee gifted favorites, Mr. and Mrs Segnin,
thst thrir b-n, flt ii fl*'d lor this er*niDg, whrn tSey
put torlh a highly attractive hill. Til: the rninantio
opera of D t Krieychutz." to be fullowxd by the first
?ot of "La Sounainbola " Miss Tarubull will also dtin'e
oq Hie occasion Tin will close the eng?g"ineni 01 -?ir
ard Mrs Seftuin and their excellent traup' for the season
We feel assured that their numerous lriends and
admirers will give thrm. in true Bowery faehion,
'"A bumper at paitlcg,"
as a proper tribute to their high talents and popularity.
T.ie attrac ive bill, independent of auy other oonsideratiun,
would draw a jura house.
Chatham Thkatui.?It baa formerly be< a the policy
of the rultrs of the people on the continent of Europe
to (rant largs sums annually ior the support of the
theatres, and thus, by kecplDg these establishments
open at low prices, they provided abundant amusement
tor the many, and hoped to keep them from paying too
much attention to the acts of tbeir rulers. Thia system
was all very well for a limq, but seems to have broken
down lately, aa the folks in Europe are all performing
real melodramas, in wnieh the hurried exits of kings
and potentates are the chief iuoidsnt-s But what we
want to come at Is this, that here, in our happy and free
country, the sovereigns also make large contributions to
the support ot theatres?the sovereign people we mean
?and when anything is produced that especially tiokles
their fancies, no reward is too great for the skilful
manage'. At the Chatham, for instanoe. they must
be making a young fortune out of " New York
as it is," as every available (eat in the house
is flllod every evening before eight o'eloak; and
as tne manager of the house is determined not to
overcrowd his patrons, great numbers are every evnlog
rofnsed admittance after the house is filled oomfortab^
The best plan, therefore, is to engage seats during the
day, or go quite early in the evening. The romantic little
drama ot the "Blind By," was performed as the first
piece last evening, pretty little Miss 8 Deuln taking the
part of Edmund, the blind boy. This young lady is a
most versatile and talented aotress, and will become very
eminent we venture to predict. Tho remainder of
the entertainmnnts xvent off with the usual eclat ; they
consisted of'' Our National Defences " "New York as ft
is " and the very laughable faroe of the " House Dog."
The same bill is to be repeated this evenirg
Broabway Thkatkk.?We have been so long nauseated
snl wearitd with spe tao'.e', pintomlmes, equestrian
feats, jugglery, gun and pistol firing, fighting,
blustering, and all sorts of Bartholomew Fair eihlbltioLS,
addressed to the eyes of the ignorant and volgar, acting
upon the outk&rd senses, and depraving, degrading, and
ruining the public taste, that we hailed with inexpressible
delight and satisfaction, the high intellectual treat
we reoeived last night of the solid, Round, and genuine
dramatic production of a comedy, representative of real
Ufa, and as full of entertainment and pleaslog and Tailed
picture* of human beings and notions, as it was full of
truth, usefulness, and instruation. We were all along
O'lnTii&ed that the fault of a degraded stage, converted
11 the use of horses, puppet shows, and gunpowder, only
tit and only intended to please and astonish big children,
was not the fault of the penple, but of managers and
aotors. The former found they oould draw together a
ciowd by getting up a showy, trashy exhibition, without
resorting to talented actors, and the Utter found it
was easier to play tho buffjon and merry-undrew,
*nd create a laugh by clap-trap tricks, than to perform
a rational part, calling for thought, study, and
intellectual action Henc.* the stage b?oame the At'
grided arena of a mere amphitheatre, and the genutue,
pleasing intellectual drama seemed in danger of
being forgotten and banished forever. We hail with
grateful joy the excellent good taste and judgment of
the managers of the Broadway theatre iu produoiag the
beautiful oomedy of " Romance and Reality," which
was performed last night for the eleventh time in succession,
to a house crowded In evsry part, from parquette
to gallery We believe it might have been continued
with perfect success to a 20ih or 30:h representation,
had not previous arrangements called for its temporary
withdrawal The good sense and correct taste of the
public are fully vindicated and assorted by the crowd? 1
bouses which have nightly assembled to witness the new
piece, it is a proof that th* people c*n appreciate an i
erjoy sound intellectual and rational entertainment,
whenever managers, as in the oase of Col Mann and
his associates, have the good taste, judgment and enterprise
to present it before them We hope to see a career
so successfully begun by the Broadway, tendlngso highly
to improve the public taste ani elevate and invigorate
the publio mind, persevered in and Imitated by all our
publio theatres. Mr Brougham may ba justly proud of
the authorship of such a oomedy as " Romance and
Reality," and we are glad, for bis sake, that it is cast so
well, and the several parts so ably performed as to render
all the justice it merited to such an able and beautiful
drama Ne piece could te better cast. The prlnoipxl
iliaracter in th? play/'Asper Manly," a passionate, hasty.
hot-headed, but kind, affectionate, and warm-hearted
old bachelo*, Is sustained by Mr Blake in a manner
bleb entitles him to be placed at the head of his profession,
and to be etlled an actor of the highest and most
brillsant character. His acting last ni<ht was nature iteolf;
one felt there was no noting abcu'. it, it was so natural,
e?sy, truthful and impressive mis is the perfeo
'ii'nui me Qipirmmo Hn. ,?ir. muuiy uh a uruiuei buiiif*
thing like himself, but not quite so impatient, ami the loving,
iriendly quarrels of th-so two old gentlemen are exquisitely
amusing and entertaining. Mr Vacheoannot
tie too higDly spoken of for the taient, ease, simplicity and
nature wiih wbi:h he performs hi* part. Those who
hare seen either of ther* gentlemen before in characters
affording less ecope and opportunity for their distinctive
talent*, would hardly b-lieve that itjey were the sime
fMNM. Mr. B'akeisevidea'ly be-om^ unite the favorite
ot the audieuoe in bis peiturmance ot "Asptr Manty "
We have neither time nor spai.e to do justice to the other
performers in this elegant comely. Mrs. Win?tar,ly,
however, as Barbary, a maiden lady, who it a kind of
Kourierite and Social R. former ought not to be pass-d
over In lilenoe The character Is Instructive, the satire
keen, and the saroasm deserved ; It is well drawn by
the author end admirably performed by Mrs. Winstanley.
To do justice to the piece we must fee it again
and again. Let us not,however, forget to do justice to
the author, who himself sustains, with hl< usual ability,
a charioter in the play in which he deligius an admiring
audience, whose blgh satisfaction with the pieoe and witu
all tte actors In it is undisguised, spontaneous and anmistakcable.
This evening, previous to its withdrawal
(which, however, we are happy to lsarn will be but temporary)
" Romance and Reality" will be performed odoc
more, for the benefit of its ingenious author, and we uo
greatly mistaken it the whole intellectual wotld ot New
York does not crowd to night at the Broadway to render
ite just tribute of admiration and rnoour?gement to
genius and talent.
Christy's Mihstrels.?Wo understand that the sueor
a* that these si< gera have met with in Newark, is us
greet aa it has been everywhere?house crowded every
evening an hour before the comtcenormr nt of the concert.
lots of applause, laughter, and all the usual tokens
of success. They perforin in Newark this evening, for
the last time, a* on Monday naxt they resume their
-W _ 1 l Uall in Ikle /.U? ...
rilllira Bl> ?l"liiMU"v iiiu, iu iuidvo/, nuui in; am
much missed.
Houthksw Harmohisti.?This band of Kthiopem
singers are going to mike a stir in tbn rausloal world
yet; they contain within them the elements of great
success. Tic: musical proficiency, both instrumentalists
and vooaiist", nouteel and rsflned deportment, and
r?*dy and brilliant wit?no worn out. hakneyed puns or
jokes will be heard from them; all Is bright and original.
They are causing quite an ?xoitement in town, aud are
orowded every evening.
Broadway Odkow.?Tc-?lght Is the last night of the
Tygmnlion Statuary, we htiieva. Some very attractive
performance! will be produoed next week.
Mbloobok ?The proprietor and projector of this
house showed much Judgment and foresight In hia arrangement
of it, as it answers admirably the purpose Intended,
via. a quiet and genteel plaos or amusement for
the many who wish o:o?stonallv to give themselves and
n ml lies a little reoreatloo. The singing, lco., hsre is
btivado'i Panorama.? 0,i Saturdays Banvard exhibits
bis panorama twice, vit: at 3 anJ 1?% P M A pleasant
walk up Broadway on these fine spnug davs terminating
it by a view or the Broadway of the Union, as
the Mississippi River may be justly termed, Is as Interesting
and Instructive a wsy to pass the afternoon or
uventng aa we know of
Coc.it D'Orjav's paintings end statu"tteg of Hue*n
Victoria. Couot'ss of Blesstngton, Daniel O'Connelt and
hi* own handsome self, are boing vlowe I with admiration
by hundreds ; and amiteurs of the fine arts, ptint-rs,
sculptors. In Mot every person of tiste, unlversjlly
Agree In ranking them ? very superior works of art.
Colli res, the celebrated Iris1) comedian aud v.icallst
ties ariived nt the Astor House, sad will cummenue an
i ugig?m?nt at the Broadway The ,tre on Monday evening
next. In bis southern tour he has bveu very sua essful,
an'< we are convinced his engagemont at the
Uroadwav theatre will prove equally profitable to the
management, as he is decided'y tt.e at>lart representative
of Irish character is this country. Added to this, his
v ioal abilities are of a superior order to any artiiir. in
his line, end ws arc per.,iu led his songs of " Tbe Widow
Machree" and"Bould Souldler Bey" would la them
selves command a full house
Madamr Ansa Bishop.?Th's distinguished vooallst
will shortly return to this city to await news from Naples.
as her toug* from the Neapolitan government will
< xpire In a lew iBOnthi.
Mrs Mowatt ?nd Mr D?vnnport hsve eeosntly per
iorm?u ? Ttry ui .n ini w jiup o.
Hie T.mn iD . ?vlewlrg tbeir performance. apeak* as
follow*: Vh e fourth not, in wiiloh Pauline ^nl*h*a her
in<llgnailon ?g?ln*t CI .u?t* Melrotte *1111. in an Inspiration
of lor?. would prevent him from joining the nrmy,
la perh^pt the mo*t striking. \Vhll? struggling In tuo
nrma of her parent*, who would iJa'aiii hor from follow
log her lover, the grief anl dfvotion which she feels
ure forcibly pourlrayed; mil tlie group haoomea pinturarquo
from the passionate gasture* of the principal
figure. Forthe eipreaalon or the t?njer?st emotlong,
Mr*. Mnwatt'* countenance ia a-lmiraMy ndaptel It la
not only besutltal in itaelf, but beam* with Intellgance ,
tampered by th* most frmiriln* softnesa " Mr. I)ava?port
is a'.fl? highly spoken of Amonj several notice* we
'Xtraot the following: ?''Mr. Davenport, the American
?Ctor, I* ploying CWuda Velnotte at the Olyinpli with
great *iicc*"S We ll?? hi* ntyle ? It i* manly, and not
effected. HI* love making mem* spontaneous, and not
pumped up?he b*adl*a a wamaii ?* if he wa* na?d to
' no He has no wuinlrg about him, and yet a noble
path'*, ard sot* Claude Melnotte *0 a* to mai?* n* f??l
jrlli'ilm r*tb?r lino pity Inm. He ha* a food stag#
fan? a%d flg'ira and witb a iHtla more da*h and firoe
might makf "-van Wallack look to M* laurel*."
At Stonrbi Idge. n ni'i*l'al festival took plaae forth#
relief of the poo*, a few lava *mon when Mr Huiaall
*?'ig "Tb?r*'a a g >ort time mining." At tha coo. lua on
of the m?lody, farmer atood Up, and addressing ;h?TO.
oallat, said ' Mr. Ru??*ll. you oooM not flx th? dit?,
couldicut" .
OuaMO. tha oalabratad Italian voc*Ust, U axpaoVita
I PmU toy tha lit of Mit month, Ami II.
Fin* irti.
Visit to thk Studio or Mom. (jiHutiLLK, in Do- ^
ink Strict.?We paid a visit yesterday to the studio a
of the above gitia'. That whloli 1* new is rare, and at- bi
ways attraetive. There i? something to na quite new, ?|
Qovrtl, ?nj oiiglnil, in the ai.iguiar power an>l art, of r|
Mons. Waib'eille, in hie mould* an t flgutvs of carioature s
'la'.u-tten Wlh caricatures in paintings and engraving*
we are at! fam iter. but aucti a ibing aa a oario*tur? I 1
s.aiue or bunt, was. we bel naver auen or heard of >
b-foie A* uiay well bit Imagined, it la a difficult thijig i e
CO oonceive aud execute a cnricaiure ia Clay; yat 1.
lona. U Lib, iu our judgment. perfectly suooaoied in b
tiniar itg to the solid elaiue all the ludioroua, the hu- M
inoroua, and the funny, of wliioh tn.< ablest caricatuiiat e
a capable of duiug ou paper or Danvaa. There la notti.Dg
excessively outre or unnatural in th?*en oarica lt
tutes. The artist seems to *?ise upon the very oharao t,
t r of the p?rsou, to hit elf i he pre<lom naut feature of
hi* mind, and to impress it with lndesoribabln spirit and u
Hpimli n in an txag^eraied and ludioroui shape, upon ?
me speaking and almost animated mar b e He pieeenta A
tne very individual in some droll and tunny guise or D
postnre. lie gives a personification of his inmost feeling ^
and habit, and, as it were, solidifies th? very secret of hla ii
uharaoter, making it almost tangible and visible In the >;
look, the attitude, the mhnKer and the expression, which tj
he laitbfully retains aud delineates with surprising pre- g
oision. n
Thare la a marked individuality in every statue; g
each figure is characteristic; there i* a distinotners and r
personality io eaob, with all the iaiesoribable shades t(
;<nd little different s of which the versatility of human ?
character is capable?all distinctly and vividly imparted ?
to the marble. These statuette caricatures have the #
singular quality, in whieh the novelty of this net? art
appears to ua mainly to oonsisc?that, sa representations
of peiairp, they are not only striotly true and faithful, "
hui wnai ia singular is, they are amusing and aotualty f'
e itertainirg Vet with all this, thero is nothing in {
th m to offend or wound the feelings; there is notiiiug 1
. .iui?m. irt.o .? ka *a.. 11
v-yed < l'any person; bat they are 00 ridiculously faithful
to the man thfy represent, that ha must be compelled
to recognise. to laugh at hitEH>lf, and perhaps to
wonder how the artist bus been able toseise so readily
upon the distinguishing traits of his Inward oharaoter,
till catoh hold of andpourtray the impelling passion ot
his mind.
Suoh ?' the caricature bnsts of Mom. Garbeille?suoh
is the o La raster of the artist. If we were to seek by a
siuglo word, to cenvey a clear and comprehensive idea
of the novel kind of genius which he displays, we think
we oould do no better thau to say that ho seems to u< to
be u veritable Hogarth in eouipture, a d like Hrgarth,
i j his talent of impressive personal description, he seems
to s:and foremost and inimitable in his art, without a
Among the various busts its saw, whloh form the
foundation of the above remarks, we noticed particularly
that of
bitnitactti, of the Italian Opera?This struck us
as the most expressive of all. Kew persons of aty taste
m the musical world, have not often seen and heard
Benerfetti. In this statuette, his jews are distended in
the very aot of singing, nay, you may almost lauoy you
hear him sing. The look, ibe manner, all correspond;
it is at onoe b_>th tine and amusing
Mr. Whitic -It ia impossible to have been a frequenter
of the Opera or theatres without having at soma
lime or other been struck with the appearanoe of this
gentleman Those who sie UirbailU'a bust will at
onoe reoognise the musical oritio of the Courier and
Enquirer. It is the very personification of a "petitmaiirt,"
redolent of eelt-aiiniratlon and oonsoious of
superior excellence io toilette coiffure and e iu de cologne
A long pen by his s:d? supports the long figure of this
gentleman, and seams to be used as a me-e support, but
ooc to coonpy much the mind or thought of its posses
tor. It is a quiet piece, expressive of a mind on tbe boat I
of terns, and muott pleased with the body it live* in. <
io>b. Gaillardkt- This ia t?ie buat of tbe well- i
i no vn editor ol' the Cnuvier itt Elatt Unit, 1
wno having disposed af his journal in u gcod mar- i
Xpt. baa bid ua ail farewell, and ia about to seek (
new fonross of revenue aad new honors, in the <
country or which he ia a native. We fanolad, aa <
we looked attbia buat,that Mona. G. wasin a deep brown
study, soliloquising upon tbe downfall of hia friend
and oenefaotor, Louis Philippe, of whom he was the i
faithful organ and supporter. There is a kind of aroh i
giiu span the countenance, aa muoh as to say?
' Fare- thee-well, and If forever,
Th*n forever fure-thee-well "
We aay so too (
Jam,.* G. Beivitktt?There is an ?ir of quiet, deep i
thaugbt, of painrul penslveness, in the statuette of Mr. i
bennett, aa if, like Democritus, the casti^ator 01 human
tolliea. he was more dispose i to lament than to laugh at
the follies of mankind We thought, however, that there
was a heaviness about tbe buat wblch does not belong
to the original. The thought and tranquil reflection 1.
/<howa are quite ot>araoteiis:lo of this celebrated writer
There is an expression Of severity wbioh, If it may have
uovered on tne brow when the artist w*s at work, all i
who know the original will, bear witness ia far distant
Irom tbe heart.
Count dk Tkobmaut.?Thia ia a pleasing statuette
^f the well known ex-Count, the musical otitic of the <
ourricr del Etats Unit. It fully expresses the wellnown
traits of character of this gentleman, and la I
token of the liberality and republican sympathies ef the <
ex-Count, tbe artiet has signifloantly decorated his head
wita a cap of liberty. It. la a obaraoteristic and finely ]
executed piece.
Mors Dk La Forkst.?This is n graphio, and said to
he, a complete representation of the consul-general of
Kr^noe. Aa we have not, to our own knowledge, seen
tbe original, we are not able to pronounce upon it
There are other figure*) and bu?ts besides the above,
which deserve a more lengthened notice than we oan at
pieami. give tbein. Among these, tbe buat of General
Taylor U pronounced by all good judges to be a masterpiece;
but thastatnete of tbe same distinguished hero is a
perfect bijou The longer It is viowed, the more one
'iooeri a ine boauties of its expression and proportions.
To conclude, a visit to Mtns G , aid an examination of
his works, will well repay the trouble to all who admire
the beautiful and the uulqua in tbe fine arts.
Police Intelligence.
The Caucus Arrangement cf P-ilice Jutticet and C'erfcs
At the cauens meeting of the Board of Aldermen, we are
informed that they have deoided upon making the following
distribution oi the police justices and olerks, and
likewise have conoiuded to make one morn polioe district.
The first district, at the Tombs?JustleesLothrop and
Timpron. Clerks, Htewart aad Welch
Second district. Jefferson Market?Jnstioes MoGrath
and Bleakley. Clerks?Murray and Davison.
Third district, Essex Market? Justioe Osborne. Clerk
?John Laior.
Fourth dlstriot, In 29th street, near tbe 4th avenue?
Justice .Mountfort. Clark - Kiblett.
And, farther, that the Magistrates stationed at the
Tombs and Jefferson markot are to visit in turn every
other day; the other two offices, those ,from the Tombs;
are to visit Kssax mntket, and thess from Jefferson market
are to rislt tie offlse in 'J9;h street, thus making a
rorarv movement with tboss justices, nossibly in order
to keep them In good health The salary is stated >o be
$1800 per Annum for the juaticee, end the clerks (000,
and why th?y dent give the olerks $1000, a* heretofore,
Hppo-rs to be r-trang-, e?p*cially as the cleik of the Marine
C >urt la alio wed (loot, ?h ite labor ia not more than
one tirtlf a" much.
Orand Jjirceny?OtHn?n Uillespia and Street, of th?
4th ward, arrested yriterday Ann Fox, Ellen Wrlgnt,
Patrick Flood, and vfm. Smith, on a charge af stealing
$66 froia James Farrell K appears that Ferrer. was induoed
to enter a house of disrepute at No 99 Rostvelt
-treat, where the landlord gave iiitn a drink of h poisonous
mixture ealled rum, which sent poor Farrell off to
sleep, and while in that situation the money was extracted
from his pookat, and the above parlies were
xrrcsteJ as being concerned in the robbery. Justioe
Osborne locked them up tor a farther hearing
ftayir g Polictmmn.?A nan by the name of Michael
Keeny was arrested on Thursday nijht on a charge if
giving the alarm rap with a polioeman'a elub i u aeveral
i>arts of the 4th and 6cb warda, causing the policemen
o run to various parts on a fool's errand. He waa
Anally detected in the aot, and taken into custody by
offiser Hatferty, of the 6th ward, who oonyeyed him to
cue station house, where he was detained for a further
jJrrr.it en Sntpir.ion - Officers Brown and Reed arreat
nd yesterday two professional gentlemen ealllng themselves
Wm Rodham and Dr Broufhton, both very genteelly
dressed, and of rather genteel appearanoe, whom
the officers louad in ens of the Broadway omuibuaea
under suspicious circumstances, and oonveyed them before
the ohiel of police. They b log now birds in
.h(st parts, not having been arrested before, created
tome considerable excitement amongst the effiosrs, in
order to ascertain thair identity. After being detained
in tue chief's < ffijn a short time and tholr description
taksn down for a future use, they were liberated from
A N< RLE Deid.?Yesterday afternonn, a man incidentally
fell off tbo aook into the river at the foot of Clinton
street and would unquestionably have met a watery
;rave had It not been lor Mr Simou Handloy, the inato
of the bark Ulenooe, lying alongaide the dook, who
ooldly sprang into the witter with hie clothes on, and,
:tft*r a desperate rtraggle. succeeded in bringing the
mlortunaie man on the t op of the water, thereby saving
his life Such boll acta deserve the greatest praise
Dishnnut Servant ?Officer Calrow. of the 9th ward,
irrested yesterday, a woman called Raaanna Kinoig?n,
ona oharge of stealing from her employer, Mra Isabella
Lewie, residing at No <7 Franklin street, a number
>f artlolea, consisting of wearing apparel, valued in all
at $61: a straw hat. valued at 9A was found in the pesseafIon
ef the aoousrd. Justice Osbora* locked her up for
Slahitit ? A. young man by the name of John Little,
residing *t No. ai IViarion street, was stabbed last eveniDg
wlib a hnlfe, inflicting a severe wound on the left
*houlder; slso a out on the head, by a oartman, whose
name we were unable to learn, as be ran off Immediately
nfter using the knife. The officers are on hla traok, and
no doubt will soon catch him
Probable Mijrdkr and ATraMrrii) StncmiOF
run iVIorukkkk ?A void blooded attempt to murder
a win m named Ellen Otk'S, waa maiie tiotweer.
\nd 0 o'ciock last ev?:iing, by a i>r?nebman named Uu
?- U. ? 'saeif lav utlAmnlail tit fas It A hit n*ll llfn
1'ha faoU era briefly theaa Uutea bad been living with
MIm U%kee at No. 10 Batnlph etreet, and had promised
her uiamegn Kor wm? oeuee, hn tit* or late manlfeit.
d doeply jealoua feelii gl, and made una of thteaU of
,ipr#onul violence. Laai events g ha prooeeded to tha
'hop ot Ml?* uukca at liar homa, and immediately upon
?ntarlng draw a double barreled ptatol ?ud tirfd, four
belli tatlr k tOrot upon tha paraoo of hi* vioMm, three
ntarirg th? u<ok, and oun tua laft temple Ai soon aa
ibis waa doue, Du ae run round to tha rear of tha building,
and discharged tha other barrel at biJ own breaat,
the conteuia tattag affect alone to hit heart. They
wera both taken to tho II juptui wolteriog in th?ir blood,
i and were llvlbg ?t half past 10 o'clooft laat night, hut It
m thought theie li no poieibli ohauoa f r mtbflr to iuiVlre
many hours.-? Hn>(an %HHon m-r, siprxl 'JUtS.
Puiltiital InUliiiteiifla.
Th.. PlTATroF Wik ohih -Oov iJoilga ha* Jwt toj
mu d h(e proclamation, declaring that tha ooneutution
lately submitted to tha peopia of ihat territory lor adoptlon,
preparatory to their teaming the poeition ot a
state of th* A??rta*n Union, h.ia hwen app*o??d by a
ia?J*>rlt? ol 10.9M yote? out of 'JJ ft#l ?ot?? caat. A bin
tot taeadatoelon of Wnoonela litn the UaioB ? Sta'a
it now panning in Congrea, and to to fea tftko *P Ml
City liitoUlgttie*.
Thic Wkath?:?.?The ?wtn?r yeeterdiy, ae the day
flora, vii very plearant, though the m->rniD? was J*rk
oJ cloudy. In conttq ieooe of the In s- drought. lb*
:r?e!s #r-j again filled with clones cf mat, w hirh, of
r>ur?o render them un|l>-?saBt A h?avy cloii eeted
11 the aiuthwarJ Id tha tvenlcg, a ; I from ts? etgas
f old prcguostioators, there :nust b- a ill cf rain 'julie
Fihe?Two IIouiKfl Burwkii ? V fir* l>r >k? rut a>ioat
I o'i look oa ThursJey nijli . in a stab:e Id the rear of
!o 3>1 Seventeenth atraet, whloti w.ts entirely ooueuin1
i 1>6 tiro c >mtauulc tied to a e'able in the rear of
5<, which w?? uiso d-stroy?iJ. together with iho borfes
aloDRi-jg to a Mr Ho.iptr. Too !> i 1>11rtka bet?-iiS?<i to
Ir William Doll, nod are said t ' b sve li?.a fully insuri
The Are was th i work of aa inceuiiiry
UniMiiii'D >wt a Ootkh-hor ?Arrang mentt war*
lane on i'harsosy list, among to tie of ttie members 01
1* Common Council/to pay a fill! yra'.erday, iu com?ny
With Uoveruor Voun<, to tha panirentiary. on
lackweli's laland, and to (ovarii of the public initjtuious
on this iilaud A oommitue of one wai tiierrusMn
ppolated to await on hla excellency loribwitb, to apnea
bin ol thj ooutemplated tour He bad rtoi>p?d
itta it iiitnd ecmewhrie up town, but where (bat Iriend
ved was unkrown to <he city lathers Agreeably to
he arrangement, the oommlttre posit J elf in aearch of
38 plMt; but ut 11 o'clock gave up the chace, without
liccesa. K iriy yesterday morning the obate waa reewed,
and up to 11 o'olock that cnaee also proved uuaoocMlul,
tbe Governor being hoji rj( c??i mi Artngements
were then mad) to postpone the visit until
3-day, and it ia said tbat be will be off for Albany,
rhiob, should it be tbe case, will be another di*app<dutit<nt
^Theee thirgt ought not to be bo; tiie Ujvernor
:>oul J allow himself to beiound ani carted rouoi'.
Relief to Ukoaowav?Tbo committee of the Com;
ion Council have at iaet reported upou a plvi for re
bvlng Broa ;*?/ by the op-ning o Cburob street.
?ae plan proposed ta to open Cuuicb street through
o tbe Battery, on the south section, and, on the
inrtb, to run it into Woo* or atrcct. which is th*
dugout street in tbe vioinity of ttroadwuy, and
rhicb would run in a m ire direct line with Church
treet Thcra would be then one continuous thor u Kh-tre
from the Battery to torty-second street, betide
irottdwsy, the longest street in the city. Several reaonstrauota
kavo been presented ugninst the proposed
nprovement by persons owaing property on West
Sroad*ay and Laureua ftreet, where the relief street
ras firs contemplated. There is also a remonstrance
rom aome of tha property buldera in Church street, who
ire unwilling that their property should becoino iuore
raluable, or tbat their assessments should be increased by
;oe opening of the street In certain portions of that
treet the property will only rent to a certaiu class ol inliviiluala,
who are witling to pay for it mi re tban any
ithtr cims, and this prooably ucoounta for the rem?a*
trance. There la another street which would offer
;ocd rdlef to Broadway by proper management Lst
Olin street be opened to Chamb-rs street, and up to
Vstor place, to which it very neatly reaches at this time,
md Broadway would be intluitely relieved, and at a oust
>f uot more than twenty-five per cent on tb amount reI'tisite
to open Church street, besides having u more
teatral position in the city.
Bai.h's Ei.kctric Teliohaph.?The inventor of thin
lelagrapti, exhibited ttie maorune in fall operation yes,erd?y,
at a81 Broadway, before several members of the
>ress, and m*ay expressed themselves pletsed with the
mprovemeats upon the present plan in operation
.liruugho.it the Union. This telegraph is oonstruoted
>n at?w principle, whloh dispenses with the magnetic
lotion, to produce meohanicai movements for makiog
tnd recording signs, and employs long strips of paper, so
perforated in groups, that each group represents some
(Down Utter or sign The non-conducting substance
)f the paper passing bstween^the electritjd parts of tho
aaohine Intercepts the electric oirouit, except at e?ch
pignoration where the electrised p irts of the maobine
some iu contact through eich sucessive perforation;
this admits the eleotric current to sot with its natural
velocity to oomplete the circuit, and transmit the
liga to a dlstaut station where -ucti sigu is recorded by
:he clectrie pulsation pasting into und through a
jhemicalty prepared paper, made te revolve on a oy Under
hat travels at a like speed per minute as the perforated
"prut the transmitting station. In this manner no time
it by any mechaniotl movements or m*goetio ao- Ion,
jr uy any manipulation off the operator at the machine,
in J by multiplying the parts through which the perforutsd
paper passes, giving each part a separate battery and a
wite to eaah line of telegraph, the same communication
is fully and simultaneously trausmi ted to and recorded
it any reasonable multiplicity of distant stations, or If a
naohine consisting of twenty suoh puts is required to
end to one. two or three distant stations only, ?ll those
l?arts not wanted are put oat of action by simply turnicg
back the parts that complete the eleotric oirouit
In 'his manner Mr Bain has already transmitted signs
repi enting one thousand letter * (nut words as been erroiicnUMiv
miD[)ant>ill dap inlnntA : and kt iha avuraffA nf
IX letter* lo a word, this will tc about 285 words per minute;
but It Ijbrlievtd by Mr. Sain that he w:ll teshortly
nbl* to transmit 3600 sign* equal to lnUO werds a minute,
though he does not wish to assert that be has traDsmlted
*o large a number. No part ot the machinery
it liable to derangement, except the conducting wlre?;
this is 03mm3D to every other arrangement at prrsent In
use. though the time may not b? tar distant when thin
last inoonvenience may be avoided By this mode of
operation,the publlo news of Europe, or of the United
S ates, may be composed in either country,or on the
pa>stge between, so that oa the arrival of the steamship,
the composed news may be at onca pUoed in the eleotno
telegraph, and In a few minutrs be transmitted to every
important p!aco In the country, for the piass to be onpying
it tor the public information, in places hundreds or even
thousands of mllvs apart, within one hour of the same
iln.6 at which it arrives; or a merotiaut having oor es!>onden?o
at a distant city, oau u-e his own mode, as
agreed between himself and his correspondent, of sig 1tying
letters by perforations, and in tiansmitting a notice
by this means, be secure against any one else knowing
the business It oon?erus, because the paper aontaining
the reoeived and reoorded notice gclug to the corespondent
would only te understood by him and the
patty who sent It. From the rapid action ot this mode,
Moe wire will transmit more than fifteen wires aan do
now, as so many communiaatioas oan hs successively
sent In the same time now oeoupied for one. This mode
is in use between London and Birmingham, a diatanee of
II'2 miles, and between Manchester and Liverpool, a
distance of S3 miles. It has been proved from London
to Liverpool, a distance of i'ii miles, under an unfavorable
state of the tnnnels through whioh the 0"nneetion
of the wires passed, but the result was the same, and
when Mr. Bain left England, the London and Liverpool
line was In course ef completion throughout. The exhibition
will be continued to-day.and the Improvements
ia many respects observable In the construction af the
msohWry of this new telegraph, will, doubtless, seonre
for it the attention anl patronage of men of scienoe In
America. It will, we understand, soon ka fully tested,
with a view to prove its superiority over the present
mode of telegraphic communication.
House's TcLKnRAFH ? We were yesterday favored
With an opportunity ot witnessing tkeworkng of House's
magnetic piintiug telegraph, which h?? just bean completed
bxtween this city anil Philadelphia, and were astonished
to witness with what rapidity lstteis, words,
autences, In., oould be printed In capitals ef oonsidarable
alee. No more business communications will bs
transmitted for ihe present, in consequenoe of the removal
of the office to a more suitable looation in wall at.
Shot Himsrlv ?Coroner Walters was called yesterday
to hold an Inquest at the Waverly Hones, corner of
8th Avenue and 14 h street, upon the body of Alexander
Hamilton Norwood, a native of New York, aged 41 years,
who put an end to bis exlstsnoe on Thursday night, by
blowing his brains out with a large pistol, in a vaoant lot
in 14th street between the 7th and 8th Avenues. From
the evidenoe adduced before the ooroner, it appears that
the deceased in early life went ta sea, and followed a seafaring
life until 1831 lo 1834, his fath*r purchased a
email farm for him in the country, upon which he rest
lea ror several ymra, (luring wftton prrioa tne aeoeasea
.5ot Into coma difficulty with bja neighbors, engaged ia
lawsuits, and fln? Uy the farm wan sold. After which, tha
ieeeased embarked ia no regular business A abort
time sinee, he took np hie quartera in tbe Sailor's
Snog Harbor, where ha remained for several montba
On Thursday evening, the d?oeas?d called at the
residence of Mb father, and stated that he had been
xdvised to call upon the latter, and see if something
could not be done ror him. also that he had been living
at the Snug Harbor, where the chaplain had preached a
sermon directly aimed at hfn>, for whloh he was geing to
call him to an aoaount, and, while walking towarda the
7th avenue with his father, he showed the latter a pistol,
aaid It was loaded, and that neither he nor his father
would live long, from which observation the latter came
to the conclusion that bis son Intended to tske his life;
hut in the coarse of a f?w seoonds, a policeman appeared,
when the deceased fled, and the officer, on beiag informed
that he contempt ei comml'ting suicide, pursued
tbe deceased Mr. Norwood, senior, after waiting %
Rome time, to see tbe officer again, returned to his residence,
and observed the deeeased standing near it, with
something supposed to he the pistol under bis arm. and
on beirg apoken to. charged his father with intending to
take him to the Lima lo Asylum The deceased ageln
ran off, and thortly afterwards the report of a pistol was
heard; and ye?t?rday morning the body of the deceased
was found with his rkull split, and a portion of the braUs
scnttered around the spot where deceased lay, and the
pistol a short distance off Verdlot, death by suicide, by
shoetiog bimsMf with a pistol, while laboring under a
depressed state of mind.
Mklapsholv 8?icinic ?As the stenm-baat Huguenot
was < n h-r last trip from Tort Riolirnoud, Staten Island,
to New Yurk. last evening, about six o'olcek. and within
two miles uf Bsdl^w'a Island, an alarm was given to the
a._s .a U. i l V I TK?
inn a m?n n?i juajptm dvmuuwu. * ? *
was I mm a J lately backed, and all iiearoti made to recover
tli# body, bumi houteffent; the hut being the only thing
k'bu floating on the luriaoe of the water. It app'ara
that the dtceaaed premeditated the *?t, ? a lady Obnerved
htm on the deck just a* he jumped or*rb.->*rd,
and disttnetiy taw tied around hi* neck alarg? aubi'ance
which resembled a bag of *antl or a large at..ne evidently
done to keep him from rlMng when in tJio water f ho
deceased wai a reipeotabie looking man, about sn??-nty
yaara of age, MinO la one eye, an<l atood over six f?etj
hie name wa* Wm.Dameriiui and he has a daughter >n.rried,
who reaide* at Ni) 6 Hobolfn *lr-et, New York.
On hie nndr: coat, whioh he lott on the deck, wna plnnrj
* piece of paper, written th?reon "deliver this to Win.
Lorkman, rttaten lilaod aud aa?ed to hi* clonk wore
two letter*, oae dlreotatJ to "Mr*. Luoey Konhay. No 6
lioboken etreet, New York," and the other to "Mr.
White, (intended fur Walter*,) Coroner cf the city and
county of New York to be forwarded without delay "
The Mibatonna of the letter directed to the coroner, was
re'lectlng iererely on the couduot of hi* wile and otbare,
whoee ill treatment w?a the oau*e of his felf-deatruotirn.
Acno?.?iT ?A taan named Tatrick Wtilte, had hi* l*g
brokun, on Thuieday evening, while igtgrd in hoU'lng
abirreiof roeln, on boar.1 the brig Margaret, lying at
the foot of Piko atra/.t, whiuh foil on htm He w?* Ult?n
to tbe City Hoopltal.
Arrist or CnunitRfKiTitRs ?Tiie Boston piper*
ijivc mi nccouut ol thdiscovery ol nn exIxnntTe
rest ot cou'uer'atters in Canada, wbo have bee?i
amlTel* eng'iied in the meiiufactme and "ate of eoun
wfett bank hltla and coin, in the townfh'p of Rarriaton
s?v?r?l arreft* hare btvn and a quantity of bid
tnen?y, and tool* (or coining the nam*, bout $0,000 <tolI
ir* In countrrfeli. bill*, and a?ver>?l pia'e* fer hitk bill*,
w?ret?k?n Atn>n<>he oouateilrU b.II* aio aev .ret of
bnnlti in Mn?arhn?ee?*( ifteltutng,thp Matbbleh?i.d, At
Atlantfo, Huffolk, an I wuhingtoo b?tik< it Bnaion,
Nftibua. \1?ihonlea, la Nawburypcrt. Tbo peraoui i:a
now ualorfolag exomhaotloa Several Bogui prawn
w#r? tikH, OM of wblek weight half a ua

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