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SOCIETY LIBRARY.?CAwrBBi.i.'" Minstrbia.
New York, Monday, October :<(), 1848.
Actual Circulation of the Herald*
Oot'r 22, Sunday Ifi.OSO eopios.
- 3*, Monday 21, (HI I
" II, Puesday 20,(Mi "
?V Wednesday 24.288 "
? 'J*. . lmr?J*v 21 HHK <
27. Frlda* 20.774 "
" W, S*twKlt.y 21.1W "
Weoklj 9,720 "
165,110
? 29,S?nday 15.840 ?
The publication of tlia Hera U commenced yaaterday at 5
Bunutee Won 3 o'cloek, and finished at IS minutes past 6 o'olook.
On the Rubicon.
We arc now upon the edge of the election. In
a ftw days both the i olitical armies must approach
the shores ol the Rubicon. Every body ;.s speculating
upon the result, and endeavoring to give an
impulse to his own particular predictions and
purpose*. The journalists and orators belonging
to all the parties are busy making their calculations
from the results of the previous State elections.
The free soilers even indulge in brilliant
anticipations of a first viptorv in this State Thp
democrats calculate, as a certainty, upon the sue.
cess of General Cass. The whigs and independents
a'e equally confident of General Taylor's triumph.
In the midst of so much confusion of arithmetic
and sentiment, of figures and fury, of calculations
and cunning, a mind not acquainted with the game
would place dependence upon each political party
in succession.
General Cass is undoubtedly an eminent man. a
sound patriot, a comprehensive statesman, and
honorable in every point of view, whatever those
eppofed to him may say to the contrary. Yet we
doubt very much whether he can be elected, in
the confusion of the old elements, and the probable
character of the new, which will be brought into
the present conflict. One week from to-morrow
th? people ol the United States will vote. On that
day, probably half a million more votes will come
into the field than have appeared at any previous
??tate or general election. There is a vast amount
of new elements belonging to the rising genera,
lion which Udve been coming into i>olit.cal
power during the last four years. The result of
the contest will depend much upon the tendencies
and feelings of this large mass of fresh voters,
comprised chiefly of young men and naturalized
citizens. Amid such a mass General Cass may
fee popular; but we believe the peculiar character
and history of General Taylor will make him still
more popular, and hence, according to ordinary
cal culations, a considerable majority of the new
voting population will take the side of Ceneral
Taylor. This tendency towards Ceneral Taylor,
among such a class of voters, will not spring from
historical recollections accompanying the whig
party; indeed, it must be otherwise. General
Taylor has more strength than the whig party;
and if he is elected, it will be his personal popul-.rifv
anrt (hp hplipf pfltprf ainprt ftf hie ViictIi rim. '
rarter, which will give him the victory.
Another thing which inclines aa unprejudiced
spectator to believe that Cieneral Taylor will succeed
in this great contest, is the strange spectacle
exhibited by the administration and its journalists
in their treatment of the career,
character, and pretensions of General Taylor. j
The columns of abuse, misrepresentation, f alsehood,
and scurrility,which the Washington Union
I>ours upon the simple and majestic character
c?f General Taylor, will be a powerful weapon in
li is favor, and lend aver)' considerable degree of
disgust to the new voters in their estimate of a
party making such attacks, in spite of the high
character ol General Cass, on whose behalf they
are made. Day after day the organ of the administration,
and its sub-organ* in the States, have
joured out the most unmerited, most indecent and
J^eastly abuse upon the head of the hero of liuena
Vista. A similar description of tactics aided
greatly in the elevation of General Jackson; and
'he like assertions and abuse operated wnh great
force in bringing about the election of General
Harrison. General Jackson, General Harrison,
and General Taylor have all been benefactors to
Iheir country?patriots and high-principled Americans.
The people of this country will never support
any party, actively und energetically, which
distinguishes itself by defaming its heroes and
decrying the virtues of those who have be?n the
instruments of the power and progress of the republic.
We have every reason to believe, therefore, that
in Pennsylvania and the Weal, and other States,
the terrible tide of abuse which has been poured
upon General Taylor by the journalists and oiators
io mm?in me iMin, 100, 01 ineir praise
end approbation of him only two years ago?we are
convinced, we say, that this system of warfare
v ill brine out vast portions of the generous and
enthusiastic, among the new voters, in support of
General Taylor. A week will tell if we are rightThus
far, the only element mingling in thiselec"
tion which looks ominous to General Taylor,
maybe discovered in the want of wisdom and
tact among the whigs themselves, as displayed by
the journalists and orators of the whig party, which
fias been too often under the influence of narrowminded
and selfijh leaders, denying all sympathy
with the great spirit and purpose of the age, con'racting
their views of national aflairs to the advantages
of sects, cliques, politicians, manufacturers,
and speculators. During the recent campaign,
many of these great leaders, in professing to
advocate the claims of Gen.Taylor, have, by the ex"
liibition of thtir discontent at his nomination, perpetrated
great injury to his cause, endangered his
success, and brought a certain degree of coolness
into the nunds of those who otherwise were in
his favor Nothing but the spirit, the movements,
and the enthusiasm of the masses, as manifested
during the last few months, could have corrected
this fatal mistake of the whig leaders and journalists
What amount of damage the speeches and
editonals of many of these leaders may have produced,
in the South and West, we have yet to
learn Hut, if Gen. Taylor, in the midst of the
great demonstrations manifested in his favor,
should lose this election, that result would
be owing, in a great measure, to the folly, the obetinaey,
the narrow-mindedness, eiclusiveness,
and want of practicability in the whig leaders and
journalists of the Middle and Northern States.
Coni?tf.ncy?Abuse of nativism has long been
a part of the Trtb%*ne't political capital?he has, in
every form that the English language admits of,
held it up to ridicule, and the contempt of the American
people ; and if we recollect rightly, he made
the Covritr the special object of hia attacks when
that paper came out in support of the native Apie.
: rican party. Alter the defeat of the whigs in
I 1S44, he charged them wiih treachery to the whig
caiiEe, attributed their defeat to their junction
with the natives, and for months after, his paper
teemed with the most violent abuBc of both par"
ties. This is all very well after an election, and
in strict keeping with the tactics of the Tribune;
out on the eve ol a Presidential election, when
votes are to be caught, our cotcmporary plays a
very different tunc on his fiddle?expediency and
availability are now his polar 6tars?the abolitionist,
the pro-slavery man, the barnburner, the nativist,
and all grades of political heretics, are wel*
comi' to take shelter under his patriotic mantle'
provided, only, that he can catch their votes and
6ecure the election of a candidate, (although a native,)
to vote In Congress or the State Legislature,
with the whig party.
The following paragraph, which appeared in the
Tribunt of Saturday, will illustrate our opinion of
the consistency of thut journal, and its zeal for
citizens of Joreign birth:?
"Foi-rtii Asik.mblv Duthict?By reference to an
advertisement in another column, it will be seen that
the wbigs of the 6th ward met at the Marion House
laet "evening, and nominated ex-Alderman Eliaa O
Drake for the Assembly. We piesume this nomination
will prove uticfactory, and procure a whig representative
for the district."
Now, Alderman Drake may be, and, for aught
we know, is, a very respectable man, and will,
perhaps, make an excellent representative, if elected:
but we do know, and so does the Tribune,
that in 1X43 he was elected, on the native ticket,
an alderman (we think) of the Fifth ward?that
during his year of office, he was one of the
most ultra of that party in the Board; and, as such,
came in for a share of the abuse poured out on
them, daily, in the columns of the Tribune. That
Mr. Drake holds precisely the same opinions now,
in regard to foreigners, that he did then, we have
every reason to believe ; yet the Tribune comes
out in an article, on Saturday last, in which this
gentleman's name appears in large capitals, recommending
him to the electors of the Fourth
AEsemDiy district, as meir candidate, hoping that
his nomination may prove successful, and procure
for the district a good whig representative. Here,
then, we have the Fourierite, after the election of
1844, denouncing the natives for their hostility to
foreigners, charging his own party with treachery,
and the loss of the election, by joining the former,
and Irom that time almost to the present, keeping
up a cross fire upon both ; and now, in October,
ISIS, we find him recommending one of the most
ultra of the native American party to the constituency
of the Fourth district, for their suffrages.
We have long been of opinion, and we believe
the discerning j art of the public think, with us, that
the sympathy and zeal of the Tribune for foreigners
are mere leather and prunella; that his writings
I and speeches are got up to catch the votes of
adopted citizens; and of this we need no other
nrnnfo if in/)pp/4 onif waro wonhni* !*? % ??
doisement of the ex-alderman's nomination for the
Fourth Assembly district.
The Office of Recorder.?At the election
which is approaching, a new Recorder of our city
is to be chosen. There is, perhaps, no office in the
city more liable to abuses, and no officer more jealously
watched, than this same office and its incumbent.
It is highly desirable that we should
have an upright man upon the bench at the Sessions,
and it is equally desirable that we should
have there an astute judge. There are not less
than seventy-five persons per week brought before
the courts over which the Recorder presides.
These persons are accused of allmannerof crimes,
from the most trivial offences up to arson and man"
slaughter; and the fate of those who are thus accused,depends
very much upon the presiding officer
of the court, whose charge to the jury is of great
effect in causing conviction or acquittal, and who
J has a very wide discretionary power in the matter
of sentencing criminals after conviction. Of
course, having so much power in his hands, the
Recorder will be approached by all manner of
persons, in order that his influence may be exerted
for the benefit of accused parties. How necessary
it is, then, that he should possess that unflinching
integrity which is proof against golden promises
and their kindred influences. But while strict
honesty is necesBary, a deep knowledge of law,
and a keen discernment, are also requisite, else men
may eufler penalties which they do not deserve,
and which the law-framers never intended to have
inflicted. It is no trifling matter, therefore, this
same making of Recorders, and every percon
who exercises the privileges of citizenship in helping
to fill this place, ought to find out, a8 well as
possible, the qualifications which the several candidates
possess. Our tables show who these candidates
are.
Injtstii e to the Medical Profession m the
I Army.?" Why has there been, of late, no promo1
tion in the medical staff of our army and navy V
' a question so often asked that we really wonder
why the various medical journals, which say they
have the interest of the profession at heart, have
not taken up the subject. Amongst the long list of
promo^ons and brevets granted to officers tor services
in the Mexican war, not a single surgeon's
name is mentioned, even in terms of common
praise; whilst quartermasters and paymasters,
who have no more real military rank than the
surgeon, are honored " for their gallantry and
good conduct." Is it that the medical officers
have not borne themselves well and bravely, or
that their duties have not been faithf ully perform"
ed This cannot be the case: for not a few have
beeisfound in the front rank of battle, and all have
done their dtvoir in the field as well and truly as
the bent. Many, too, have offered up their lives
in that unhealthy climate, borne dy^fif by the constant
labor incident to their profession.
We much doubt whether a more self-sacrificing
body of men could be collected together than accompanied
our army from the commencement to
the end of the war. So few in number were they,
that Hfter some of the severest battles, time lor
needful rest was not afforded them, so gjeat was
the list of sick and woun ded requiring their immediate
care uud unremitting attention. *And
how are they now requited ? We hear of eulogies
delivered and proud monuments raised to commemorate
the daring deeds of those who fell in
attacks upon the enemy. The names of these heroes
are deservedly imprinted on the memories of
us all; but who has ever heard aught said of
the devotion of surgeon Huberts, who, seeing
all the oflicers belonging to a company of his
regiment <-hot down, and the company itself
in disorder, placed himself at its head, and fell,
morally wounded,in the entrenchments at Molino
del Key! Who can recall to mind a single encomium
upon those who, breathing the pestilentiaj
air of a military hospital, have fallen victims to
their Zealand fidelity! We have heard, also, of
sword presentations and public demonstrations
without number, to the gallant officers and generals
who have survived the campaign; but never
yet has there b< en, to our knowledge, a single pub"
lie display, a single mark of civic, governmental
or public approbation, given to any of those eminent
and distinguished men who formed the medteal
staff of our army in Mexico. The paltry pay
given by our government was but a poor compen 'ation
for the loss of health, and, as in the case of
many volunteers, loss of practice also, and professional
prospects.
It is time, therefore, that our government moved
in this matter; and w( hop" that the next sioa of
Cong ess will cause at h ast the empty honor oi
a Tote of thanks, to be tendered to such as are still
, living We consider the chiet of the medical
Btaff not wholly free from blame, in having per.
mitted the membra of hia corps to be thua cavalierly
treated by the heads of the army in Wash- *1
ington, without, at leaat, a remonstrance on the
part of himself and colleagues. This treatment,
however, is on a par with that given to many deserving
officers by the cabinet at Washington*
who, awayed by political preferences and partialities
alone, lake upon themselves to say who deserve,
and who do not deserve, governmental favor.
If the Surgeon General who, we believe, was in
Mexico, and who knows well how the surgeons
behaved, and with what limited n.eans the* attended
the Birk thousands of our army, had been
consulted, there would have been, we apprehend,
] a very different result. Hut the government policy
has been the same throughout; General Taylor's
recommendations were never noticcd, and General
Scott's not even thought of.
There is still, however, a locu? }>emttntitr; and
should the authorities at Washington refuse, or
delay, to make the amtnde honorable, we trust that
both houses of Congress will take the matter up,
and force them to do that justice, the neglect oi
which has oxcited so much indignation in the
minds, not only of the medical profession, but of
the public at large
City Politic*.
The Whig Convention of the Fifth Congressional
District, on Saturday evening, had another excited session,
! which all the candidates were finally dropped
but two, George Briggs, Esq., and Col. J. T. Van Alen
? the latter brought forward as a compromise. These
gentlemen were pushed with great xeal by their reepeotWe
friends, and, on more than thirty ballots, ran
neck and neok, each alternately receiving sixteen
votes At length, however. Mr. Driggs obtained the one
vote requisite for a choice and was nominated He is a
popular and well known whig. We believe the friends
of Col. Van Alen intend to run bim on an independent
ticket. Already there are "six Richmond* in
the field" in that district.
The Democratic Convention of the Third Congressional
District, composing the first five wards of the
oity, meet to-night for the third time, to make a nomination
The most prominent candidlte* aro (ien. H.
Walbridge and Mr. Nichol.
The city nominations, as far as made, are as follows:?
COUNTY NOMINATIONS.
Recorder. Hut royate. Rioi'ter.
II hig A.Tallmadge.A. W. Bradford, C. V. Anderson,
IVm. h. B. Abenard Wm. Mo Murray, Henry Arcularius,
J.it>.L'<iiie..Q. Adam, A. R. Elauptm&n. W. J. Morgan,
l.v... V..;/ I n K-w.H U?l.t fmnml ll f 1 t .
CONGRESSIONAL NOMINATIONS.
third district.
1st. 2d, and bth Wards. ]
Whig J. rkillips Phcvnix.
Democrat
Free Soil Reuel Smith. <
fourth district. '
Glh,7th, 10th and 13th Wards. I
Whig Walter Underbill. <
{jawr" ;
Free Soil John Iiecker. ,
fifth district. |
8th, 9th, and 14f A Wards. 1
Whig George Briggs. 1
S Walsh. <
Democrat j Daniel E. Sickles. i
( R N. Morrison, 1
. . j Nioholas Carroll, 5
Independent ^ Oliver Holden, Jr. t
[ R. Van Allen. '
Liberty League L W. Rykeman. (j
Free Soil Mark Spencer, Jr. a
fifth district.
Ufh, 12th, 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th Wards. ^
Whig, forshert term Horace Greeley.
" for long term lamed Brooks." 8
Democrat, for chort term John M. Bradhurst, p
" for long term George Law.
Free Soil, for short term J. Townsend,
' fsr long term D. D. Field. '
The following tables will be of great interest to our '
city politicia ni at the present tima, presenting as they y
do, the state of parties in each of the four Congres a
slonal Districts into which the city is divided, at the I
I iur??e ritrcuuoB lor iupoiDvrB Ol 1/ODgreBB B1QC6 {
organisation of these District* in 1842 :? faggregate
vote of tiik districts. 1
thiiid District. ?
Co!fC?iu, 1842. Governor, 1842. i
tt)o>nix (whig) 6.081 Bradish (whig) .' 098 h
Nicoll (dem.) 4.182 Bouck (dem ) 4,252 d
rhocnlx's maj .... 899 Bradish's maj 846 k
congrem, 1844. Go\f.rpior 1844. v
Miller (DatiTe) 6.613 Fillmore (whig) 6 48ft t
Nicoll (dem.) 0,388 Wright (dem. ) 6.778 t
Miller's maj 1,226 Fillmore's maj 687
rhntt'lx (declined). 87 Lieut. Governor, 1846.
Congress, 1846. Gardiner (dem ) ....4 688 j
Nicoll (dem.) 4.H09 Fish (whig) 4.309 ,
I'ho nii (whig) 4.060
Gardiner's maj 379 "
Nlcoll's maj 49 Folsom (native)..., 329 I
Miller (native) 248 a
FOl'HTH DISTRICT. i
CoRnRElS. 1842. GOVERNOR, 1842. 1
Marlay (dem.) 6 538 Bouck (dea.)% 6.16S 1
William* (whig) 4,794 Bradith^whlg) 4,669 J
MacUv's maj 744 Bovck'smaj 1,499 ?
CoNGRFiS. 1844. GOVERNOR, 1844. 1
Maclay. (dem) 6 788 Wright, (dem l 7 832 t
Lawrence, (native). .6 428 Fillmore, (whig)... .1,911 <
Mao lay's maj 366 Wright's maj 1,921 I
Williams, (whig)... 86 1
Corw.rts#, 1846. . Lieut. Governor, 1846 t
Maclay, (dem.) 4.75L Gnrdiner, (dem)...6 328
WlUiams, (whig) 4.0? ifj^ (whig) 4.016 (
Msclay'smaj 696 Gardiner's maj. . .1,312 {
Prall. (native)..,. 856 Kolsem. (native).., 884 i
r. Smith, (dem)... 387 t
FIFTH DISTRICT.
Cosa>ei>, 1842 G0vrRrr0R^|942 '
Leopard, (dem.)... .6.282 Bourk. (dem.. 6.458 1
Scolo, (whig) 4,38'.' Bradish, iwhij) 4.407 d
Leonard's maj..., 893 Bradish maj 1,061 f
Congress. 1844 - Goi r.RnoR, 1844, I
Woodruff (native). ..6,214 Fillmore, (whig)... .6,824 a
Leonard, (dem) 6.009 Wright, (dem.) 6,780 e
Woodruff's majv. . 206 Wright's 962 i
Scoles, (whig) 273 e
Congrfss 184ft. Lieut. Governor, 1846 I
TftUmadge, (whig). . .4,386 Fish, (whig) 4232 i
Broderick, (dem ). . .3 809 Gardiner, (dem.)... .5.244 s
Tallmadge's maj 576 Gardiner's m?j. . .1,012 d
Wheeler, (native)... .1.408 Folsom. (native).. .1,123 c
Blcodgood, (dem )... 875 r v
sixth district. t
Congress, 1842 Governor, 1842. II
Hamll'n Fish, (whig) 6 871 Bradish. (whig)..,. 5,797
JohnMcKeon, (dem) 6,746 Bouck, (dem ) 6,138 t
Fish's majority.... 125 Eouck's majority... 341 t
Com. Rtss. 1844. Governor, 18?. j
Campbell, (native).. 7.8fifl Fillmore, (whig)..', 7.542 d
Moore, (dem.) 7.7M) Wright, (dem.).:.. 8,766 a
Campbell's majority,. 100 Wright's majority.. 1.224 *
H. Fish, (whig) .... 436
comirkm. 1846 Liki t Goverror, 1846
lackson, (dem.).. . . 6.071 Gardiner, (dem ).... 6 564 n
Monroe, (whig) .. . 6.C2K Fish, (whig) 5,893 *
'Jackson's majority. 143 Gardiner's majority 661 *
Campbell, (native).. 1,741 Felsom, (native).. , 1,595 J
* Klccl ion let * < de in C ingress. J
At tne election or 1844 the whig* and na- J
tire*, with few exception*, united on the name Con- n
greM, State Senate t and Aaaembly ticket*. 1
CONGRESSIONAL VOTK OF 1H46?UV WART>8. J
THIRD ftliTRICT, '
Niroll, Phoenix, Miller,
IVd i. Hem. Whig. Native.
1 !'47 804 26
- 507 r>&3 ::o
8 69? 1,88ft 76
4 1.460 fiftfl 50
5 WO 1,-62 58
4.600 4'.60 248
Nicoll * majority orer Phoenix, 40.
rouaTii DISTRICT.
Maclay, Willi ami, Prall, P. Smith,
Witt. Dem. Whig. Native. J)em.
6 1 230 56,1 26 120
7 ...1.420 1.517 18? 108
10 1,087 1,188 267 01
13 1014 810 374 08
4.751 4.055 866 3*7
Maclay'* majority oyer William*, CJMJ. '
FIFTH DISTRICT.
Tallmodge, lfrodrrick, H'hreler, Bltodgoad,
H di. II hig. Drm. A'alire. Hem
8 1.717 1.023 418 128
t? 1,80* 1 004 808 122
1 4 7f>6 1,182 177 126
4 38:. 3.800 1,403 375
Taliniadge'a majority orer liroJerlck, 678.
SIXTH DIITR ICT,
Jackmn, Monroe, Campbell,
" <'* Hem. Whig. Natii't,
1 1 1,303 706 489
1 2 443 003 145
1 5 f>.'>3 1.664 M8
18 1221 1.016 U70 f
1 7 1.61T 1282 411 1
1 8 974 760 168
6,071 6,028 1,741 ^
Jack?on'a majority orar Monro#, 143
NOMINATION roa AiiiMii.r, '
I hit. * H'M'a. Itrmocrat. Free SHI.
1. . R. H. Hudson. J. I<. Palmer. ?
2. .J. Bnwea. McCtilWttRh. ?
3.. ? II. J. Allen. G. II-Purser, C
4. F O. Drake. ? ?
6. P.T. M< Kinney. ? W. O. WomL
(I . J W RtelnM, A. D. Bunh'IL G. 1'aaldJim.
7. .K V. Mitfj, ? _
8. .Wm.JoiM. J. M. Boll. J. Mitchell
P. Chaa Prrley. D. (Jarrltoa. a P. Haft *
10. G. II. Striker C. ll.Uall. II..
? P. V. Garrltt, O. W. Aikca.
J! . D B T^Iot. T. B^Tarpea.
13. .J. B. \ arntiin. ? ?,
14. ,B O. (fempb-ll. A. M. Ailing. B. W. Dtaea. .
It. M B Kroner. ? J. B. White.
19. .A. Gilbert. I. A. Moras. -
Theatrical and
Park Thuth.-This evening, Mr. Maurice Ptwir,
be ?ob of the lamented Tjrone Power, will make hi,
ehut at this theatre. Id the charaotsrs of Sir Patrick
>'Plenlpo, in the comedy of the " Iriih Ambassador,''
>nd Teddy Mallownej, la the laughable and Interest- t
ag farce of "Teddy the Tiler." No doubt the sym- 1
athy and feeling whioh exist in the bosoms of Ame- t
leans, in regard to the lamented Power, who was a i
iniversal favorite and justly so. will Induce numbers i
o appear at the Park thin evening. Of the quallQca 1
ions of his son as an Irish oomedlan, we have no I
;nowladge, and will reserve our opinions until we have i
een him Suffice it to say, we wish him sncoess, and a
re persnaded, If he inherit any of the properties of i
lis lamented father, he will meet with that support 1
rhlch a discerning American audienca always awards 1
o sterling merit. The excellent company attaohed to i
his theatre will appear in the farce of " Founded on c
'acts.'' Mr. G. Barrett, an excellent actor, wlU susaln
the character of Captain Harwood, and Mr. Oil t
lert that of Simon : keptio. It must also be remem- e
ticu. hubk mwj 5&om? iMTviikr, ?|;j)Qafo m i
his piece. I
Bowiav Theatric ?Ever active in getting up moit 8
nterestlng amusements for hit patroni, the manager ,
>f the Bowery theatre this evening presents one ?f c
he most attractive bills of the season. It la made up 1
fi
if a new drama, called " Life, or Soenea of Early <j
r'ice." founded strictly on Cruikshank's inimitable c
llustrations of 11 the Drunkard's Children," the series
if plates which have lately been issued by him as a se|Uel
to tbe famous "Bottle'' pictures; Ethiopian Mintrelsy
by the very oelebrated band, the New Ortans
Sen-nailers. who have just returned from a most
uccessful European tour, and the farce of the "Young
icamp." Regarding the drama ot " Life," we are perluaded
that it will prove to be one of the most interesting
and instructive pieces ever presented on tbe
itage. Every one who has seen Cruiksbank's inimita)le
illustrations, must be fully aware of the gre&t moallesson
they inculcate; the drawings,merely, bearing
uch moral torce, how much more must not a drama
>ave,in which tbe various and hasty declensions ofincautious
youth, down tbe slippery steps of vioe, are
jourtrayed to the life? We are assured that the au.horofthis
drama has not allowed his scenes to be
nixed up with vulvar wit. or put a false g'oss upon the
ricious actions of the unfortunate victims of lawless
pleasures aud early wickedness, but he has ?o framed
bis story as to show the evil effects of such delinquensies
from the paths of virtue. Each of tbe eight plolures
will be represented on the stage. All of the prominent
members of tbe company will appear in this
piece, and Mrs. Tilton will make her first appearance
in it, as Barbara, tbe drunkard's daughter. The New
Orleans Serenaders. so famous all the world over, will
jive a splendid concert, and the " Young Soarop," in
which MissS. Deuin acts so admirably, will make up
the bill. Those who wish good seats had better go
sarly.
Broadw ay Thkatrf..?This evening, the entertainments
at this central and beautiful theatre, willoommence
with Sir E Bulwer's beautiful nlav of the "Ladv i
Df Lyons, or Love and Pride." Mr Murdooh, who
takes tbe part of Claude Melnotte, is a tragedian of
considerable fame and a gentleman who, if he be not
too much wedded to hip own opinions, and lends his ear j
to the suggestions of the press, will, at some future pa !
ried, arrive at the position in tbe drama that must
command tbe respect of any audience. Vache, always
jood in every character be undertakes, will sustain
tbe part of Colonel Damns, and that of Beauseant will
je acted by Mr. Fredericks. Miss F. Wailack, who is
considered an excellent personator of every character
n light and genteel comedy, will appear in the part of
fauline. This play will be followed by a Grand Pas
Jeul by M'lle Celeste and Mons. WietbotT; and the |
imusements will close with tbe afterpiece of the
' Arcade," in which Hadaway, Andrews, Miss Hil- I
treth, and others of the excellent stock company, will
ippear.
Natiokal Thkatbe.?The week will open well a^
bis popular house, as there are no less than two most
minent performers engaged, vis : J. R. Soott, the
opular tragedian, and Mr. T. D Rice, tbe great orlgltal
delineator of negro characters; and, with such
tars, the performances cannot fail to be of the most
nteresting and amusing kind. Mr Soott is one of the
nost popular tragedians of tbe day; his reputation is
rell established, both at home and abroad, and his
eling universally admired. He will this evening aplear
as Richard III.?a part which he performs in most
xcellent taste With the excellent stock company of
he National to support him. we anticipate much pleaure
from witnessing this most splendid of Shakspeare's
ragedies What can we say of Mr. Rice, tbe great
iriginal Jim Crow?tbe founder of tbe Ethiopian opera
,nd extravaganza, which is now so popular all over the
,'nion ? Time has dealt lightly with the veteran, and i
lis ' nigger" characters are as truthfully aud richly i
elineated as ever ; he is undoubtedly " tbe greatest I
ilgger of them all ;" and many a year will pass ere i
lis his eaual in this stvle of actio? will innair ll? I
rtll ibis evening appear as Qinger Blue, in the "Mumay."
Between the two pieces. Miss Carline will danoe
he Highland Fling. The hotisa will, no donbt, be as
irowded as usual.
Bvbton's Theatre.?The manager of this theatre
I Indefatigable in his exertions to eater well for his
latrons. To-night, Professor Risley and his talented
bildren will appear in their graceful and incredibl?
ierial flights and cl?<sical pores, as performed by them 1
iefore all the crowned heads of Enrope. The company
.ttaehed to this prosperous establishment will appear
n two dramas, one of which has never been performed
n this city, called '-Anything for a Change." in which
lajmond. an excellent comedian, Mrs. Brougham and
.Irs. Knight, will appear. The Tolka Nationals will be
xecuted by Masters John and Henry Risley. in correct j
lostumes, as danced by them with reiterated cheers !
>efore the Kmperor of Russia aud other potentates, and
he entertainments will conolude with the burlesque
ipera of -'Dan Keyser de Bassoon," being a parody on
.he populor drama of "Don Cn<?ar de Bnzan." Burton
a alive to his interest, in thusseleoting such variety
or the patrons of bis theatre, and henoe arise* his
peat success as a manager.
Broadway Circus.?The great variety of splendid
mtertalnments that are always produced at this
isUblisbment are well appreciated by the very numeoui
audiences that throng the house nightly. Among
he more prominent features of the bill, we may menion
young Hernandes's great scene a* Napoleon, and
lis extraordinary principal act of horsemanship ; the
lancing horse. Haidee, who will appear this evening,
or the first time; the oomio ponies; John Uossin, the
amcue clown; Mr. Carroll and his infant pupil, the
elite Sylphlde ; Mr Darius and bis horse Andalusia,
,nd a variety of other excellent equestrians, besides
xbibitionsof vaulting, tumbling, somersctting, slack
ope evolutions, kc The performance of young Hertandez
is somethirg extraordinary ; he is the most
It gant and daring young rider we have ever seen, and
las acquired a vast reputation throughout the Union;
n New Orleans his performance of Napoleon created
o great a sensation that its repetition was demanded
>y the audience for fix consecutive weeks. A full
Ireas cavalcade will commenoe the exercises of the
ircle, and the ever popular burletta of - Billy Button"
rill oonclude them A splendid chandelier, presented
iyCol Mann, of the Broadway Theatre, will aid in
Ighting the elegant interior of the Broadway Circus.
Ciiristi'* Mihitrels.?These geniuses are publio
ene'actf rs, in a certain dense, as they every evening
ause several hundred persons to pass at least two or
hn e perfectly happy hours, out of the twenty-four,
.istening to their siDging is, indeed, a sovereign reraey
for all the fretting* to which tho human mind is so
ubject,in this work-day world. Wo need not say they
re crowded every evenug,
Sand-*, L?.ht &. Co '? grand establi?hment. which
hey teim their HippoferiL-an arena aad circus, will
lake Its grand publio rntrce into the city this day,
nd will put up at their place of exhibition In Eighth
treet. after having gone over the following route,
iz Leaving the head of Broadway at 10 o'olock.
{. M .and passing down to the Battery; thence up
Jieenwich street to Vesey; up Vesey to Tark Row;
ip Chathsm and East Broadway to Uraud; down
irand to the Bowery, and up the Boweiy to Eighth
treet. In this procession all their ears and splendid
nlmals will take a part It will be headed by the
irassbandof the company, in a magnificent gilded
gyptian chariot, drawn by ten camels and an ele- '
ibant, followed by a second band, in the splendid Ksst
ndia car, drawn by two splendid elephants in harjers.
Next in ord> r will be found the atad of richly
laparisoned horses; and immediately after them the
noit exquisitely beautiful equipage ever seen In Araelea
the fairy crach of Masters Maurice and Jesse
>and?. drawn by twenty Shetland ponies, driven In
land; thus afiording the publio a view of the capacities,
In the way of horses and other qur.drupeda.
assessed by Sands, Lent St Co , for the presentation
if most com|lete and elegant performances. Sands,
.ent k ( O 's establishment is fmiu'il thrninrh.int
and ** * complete one. Their troupe of eijueatrian*, j
;ymn**ta, c own*, tuo , I* eompo-fl of the moot ,
niim-nt In the profeatiion Mr. Sand* and Ilia boya, j
leaae and Maurice, whoae Olympian game* are (to f
nurh admired; Mr Gardner, Master Aymar, the |
iowr*. IVntland and l.atbrop, the horaea, May Kly. ,
Sucephalua ; the Shetland poniea; the elephant*, t
amela. fco., and the other attractlona. oannct fall <
o make their tojourn here a moat triumphant one. j
I'hla evening they will give a full performance. On t
tnd after to-morrow there will be a performance every j
ifternoon. commencing at 2>i P. M. t
CavrnrLi.** Mikitrkm are in the height of their i
[lory now a dnya aa there ia a perfect ruah to hear <
b?ln every evening. Their programmes are alwaya
itll arranged. I.uke Wert'* dancing ia aa much ad- ,
lired aa ever: and. for a flrat-rate Kthioplan perform- j
ince. the Society Library ia decidedly the place. ,
Mri.odkon.?The eerenader* here are aa popular aa i
iver They are a fine band of mualclana, and well i
rorth bearing. 1
Mrmco luuTitrrD.?Thla panorama, which ia ex- '
libitiiig every evening at Stoppanl Hall, I* much a linked
by all who viait it. It ia, Indeed, a aplandid j
minting, nnd the gloriona acenea no accurately deineated
in it ought to be aeen by all.
Mr. and Madam* I.eati will aaaiat. at the concert .
[Iven by the Philharmonic Society, in Philadelphia, on
TueiM'ay evening.
Madame Ablamowlcr.' waa atill giving Concert* in ,
incinnati, at the laat account*.
The Moravian* are in Portland.
Mr Hutton waa very favorably received In Do?ton>
in Kriday avenicg
Macready at.d Ryder are in I) ?toa. They appear
it the Howard U>la evening, in Macbeth.
The Stevermark band gava a conoert of Mcred mu- !
ic at Koibury, laat evening.
Marine Alhlrf.
Sme Mint ? Capt. IC. W Nraiih, lata of the ahip
?.mbl*m, of Philadelphia, take* command of the *hlp
-lary, now ander repaira, and will Mil for Naw Orleana i
bout tli* Jotli of November
Oltjr Intelligence.
Thb Cirr, Y*?t?.i.i>av.?The olty, yeaterdey, prernted
no leenti of ?a extraordinary character. The
nornlng waa clear and beautiful, and gave prnmisa of
me of those beautiful day* of which October has been
10fruitful But as the noon came on, a heavy eloud
ose from the western borlron. which, soon overspread
:he faoe of the sky, and the damp and ohUling blast
'oretold the coming storm About noon the rain began
tlowly to descend, which continued to increase
until it fell in toirents. aod there who were in the
'treeta were obliged to seek refuge from its p-1 tings
where best they could. The rain continued during
the remainder of the day, and put all out doer pleatures
at an end. The beauty of the morning, and the
lounding oall of the church bells, filled the houses of
irortbip. and the laat Sabbath service of the month
iraa perfermed. Nature, which but a short time since
res clad in gay and verdant livery, now looks sere
ind blighted. The great country travel?of late
10 oomuon on the Sabbath?is no more; and
a dulnesa prevails, which is truly ominous of
he approaon of winter. The only subjeot which
ieems to engross the attention of the people of
.bis great city, is that of jyriftieal conjecture. In every
>ot-house, the votariee'of that delusion were oongre;ated,
and spoke in strongest terms of approval and
ondemnation. The Sabbath does not suspend opeatlons
in that department, and scenes,occur, common
<n such oooasions, but disgraceful and demoralising
n their tendencjr. Mauy of the dark dens where |
;aming is the ruling pasMon, were yesterday in full tide
>f operation, and many were the awful forebodings of
onhoienoe of the deluded oneB, who, just entering
ipon a life of shame, as at the dark hour of midnight
hey left the dens which were but the gaudy and infauating
vehicles of their destruction. But there were
ther things which were calculated to depress the
iuoyant and happy spirits of many of the citizens of 1
iotbain. The sure, but unwelcome messenger, whose i
.ppearance begets sorrow, and makes the happy heart
lisconsolate, did his work A fond mother's heart was
orn as the grim monster Invaded her cheerful fireside, '
nd made a prey of the daillng lamb of her little flock,
ihe had arranged the graceful ringlets which bedeckd
the brow of the little boy whom she had watohed
teside through many sleepless nights, and in the fondles
of hope, looked forward in bright anticipation of
eeing him arrive at manhood, a pleasure to herself,
iDd an ornamenl to the circle in which he moved.
Jut. by the decree of Hekvcn, those hopes and fond
.nticipatious were doomed to be suddenly cut off, that
he mysterious workings of His will might be made
uanilest. The glittering expenditures of wealth would
lot save the object of her affection, and she, like those !
iurrounded by penury, was forced to the severanoe of
he tie which bad entwined around her heart the image
if the loved aud lost one. Again, around the nuptial
iltar stood a small band, in the centre of whioh
stood a fair and delicate form, beside one more
itrong, vowing, in the sight of Heaven, eternal conitancy
and love to him who was to hold the happiness
>f her lite in his hand. The venerable minister, in
ones diitinct and dear, pronounced the sulemn words
>f ' Whomsoever Ged hath joloed together, let no man
)art asunder," and the fate of that fair one was
>e&led fur weal or wo. They left that altar to ener
upon the domestio scenes of life. She may
jb happy, and the contingency rests between
lerrelf and him to whom she has sworn eternal
fidelity. The spirit to forgive the little follies of each
ither, and a due appreciation of kindness and affecUod,
will make all sunshine; while, like the day upon
whioh they i aoh pledged to the other their faith, the
lark cloud of discontent and unkindness will destroy
ill that wan beautiful and happy. That day wan probably
the openiDg of a joyous life, or probably one of
sorrow. At the chrystal font, too, tbe mother dedicated
her babe to the i-ervice of God. and the minister
witnessed the act, the record of whioh was made in
[he great volume of tbe recording aDgel. Time is y?t
to develope what will be the fate of that innocent and
cherub one. The tempter may throw around its lovely
form its coils and diaw it on to sorrow and thame ;
death may rob the monster of its prey, or the seeds of
discntion and huaor may early take root, and, as time
Mat on, devi lope a miud and course of lif? alike
honorable and pious. L>ke the day of its dedication,
It may in *arly life shine among the noblest of the race
[if men; but the evening dark, gloomy, and filled with
sorrow. Such are the doings of the Sabbath in this
;reat city, and it will be for the after generation to tell
the tale of gladness or of sorrow waich will result
therefrom.
N's>v Chi uch on (Statfi* Island.?Those of our
readers who are at all familiar with the beautiful north
'ide of Stati n Island, or interested in what goes on
there, have doublets heard of the erection of a chapel
in LlliotUville, on the grounds of Dr. Klliott. the ooulist.
The building has recently been finished, and
opened for public service, and has. for three Sundays
past, been the centre of attraction to all in its vicinity.
Some have gone down fiom New York to visit it?ourselves
among the number The church, or rather
chapel, Is situated between Faotorvvillii and Brighton,
near the Snug Harbor, and hardly a stone's throwfrom
Dr. Klliott"s residence. Its position is a welcome one
to all in that neighborhood, as there Is no other churoh
between there two places, and tbe doctor, who has won
the gratitude of thousands to whom he has given sight,
now possestes anothvr claim upon the thankfulness of
his fellows, in having placed within their reach the
offices of religion. The little building stands in a
quiet nook, upon a requestered road, not tar from the
river's bank, and hai monizes beautifully with tbe air,
at once rural and refined, which characterizes the
scenery around it. It is of tbe (Jothic order of architecture,
of a brown stone color, and its little spire can
De seen peering mm among me irees. Dy most 01 ine
tenants on the doctor'* place, for whose accommodation
It w&s chiefly erected. There now number many
families of the highest respectability, who have delected
an their summer or their permanent residence, the
lovely spot which takes its name from him who h is
acquired it by his taleuts and his own unaided industry
And, as if to carry out. in every thing, his principle
of self reliance, Or. Klliott emoted this building
entirely at his own expense, without askiug even the
slightest aid from thote who were to enjoy its benefits.
The interior of the chapel is in perfect keeping with
the stjle of the architecture, and with the exterior.
The windows are pointed Oothio, and lit with stained
glass; the chancel rails, reading desks, pulpit, and
pews,are of black valnut. and the uphols'erer's work
Is of purple velvet?the altar cloth having the I. H. S.
in its centre, in the midst of rays embroidered in gold.
There is no gallery, save that for the organ and ohoir.
We remarked that the (eats were plentifully provided
with prayer books, belonging to the chapel. On the
occasion of our visit, the service was most impressively
read by the Hev. Dr. Winslow, of St. Paul's, S. I., a
gentleman alike distinguished as an able and faithful
divine and as a naturalist of no mean attainments.
During the lata prevalence of the yellow fever upon
the island, be. to his lasting honor be it spoken, remained
at his post, while others fled from the pestilence.
and ministered not. only to those under his immediate
charge, lut to all who were in need of hi* kind
md holy offices. This w e learned upon inquiry,atimuated
by the peculiar and appropriate character of the
eimon which be delivered upon the occasion. Ills
object, (and It was well attained.) was to show that be;ween
true religion and si lence there is no clashing of
nterest or of doctrine, as in too often taught; and not
inly this, but that they are. and must ever be, coworkers
with each other, fer the benefit of mankind.
I'his he showed by authoillits which were undeniable,
ind a course of reasoning which waa irrefraglble.
\slde from the general usefulness ofsuohatopie.lt
as appropriate as It waa one object of Doctor Klliott,
n erecting the chapel, to provide a fitting place in
vhich he might deliver to his family, and hia tenants,
nd neighbors, a course of leotures upon astronomy
ind meteorology. He has been, for all his life, a demoted
and succirsfiil practioal student of these noble
iranches of natural science, and well thinks that win:er
evenings can be as interestingly and more profitably
(pent in the consideration and development of
ucb lofty themes, than in card playing, dancing, and
Irlnking. Kcr this, again, the residents upon his beaulful
property owe him their hearty thanks.
Common Councii,.? Both Boards of the Common
Council will meet at the usual hour, this evening. The
greatest curiosity prevails as to what will be the action
rftbe Board of Aldermen relative to tbe enlargement
>fthe Battery, whloh originated in. and passed through,
he Board of Assistants A report is also expected, in
he Board of Assistants,relativeto the propriety of takng
up the rails of tbe railroad, from vhe City Hall to
Janai street. The sage fathers oertainly spend more
lime then is actually necessary, In discussing such
H Hutifu] humbugs; and It Is to be hoped they will delist
after to-night, and for the future have some rerard
to the performance of the duties for which they
ire elected There is every probability tbe monster
liun>bug of the enlargement of the Battery, will receive
ts just deserts in the Board of Aldermen, In an immeiiate
and decided disapproval Itcannot be possible
hat Assistant {Alderman Schultz could, for one m?nent.
suppose, when he first introduced the matter,
:hat the people, through their representatives, would
illow themselves to be so easily pulled, and mulcted
nto additional taxes to make the proposed additian
:o the most beautiful promenade in the country,
ind which would only result in being the
irrat depot of oyster smacks, and probably
he landing place for some -mallj steamboats. The
deals ridiculous, and should not for a moment be
onnifnuLicio ny any semiDie bouj <>i iucu. iu>m
1 an for it* basis some deep speculation, no sane man
*111 pretend to doubt, though it I* alleged the city will
lot be oalled upon to pay one cent for Ailing in the
rholn twelve acre* which are proposed to be added.
Mter the addition lf> made, It will then become neceaary
to put a wall around it of sufficient strength to
ie?p Itlroni washing and that wall will probably coot
nough to pay a handsome profit on the whole; but
.hat will not be faxing the city for filling in. A mind
>f little cunning anil Uss shrewdmas must have proerttd
the humbug, or he could mn?t easily hare seen
he utter foolishness of the proposition. To-night,
jowevtr. will probably give the whole thing a quietus.
1( m which it will never areuse, despite all the desire of
ts advocates, to give the city a more beautiful and
letimble promenade.
Kmr.?A fire broke out about seven o'clock last
night, in nee ?,f the large stone buildings attached to
Beilcvue Hospital, wbii'h was almost eniirely destroy!il
It was formerly used as an alms-boui?c. but was,
it the time of the Are, occupied as a carpenters' shop,
?nd for ether purposes The firemen were promptly on
the spot, but the force of the water in that section of
the city was not sufficient to be of any material benefit,
and the flames raged with great violence until they
reached the first floor, the Are having oocurred In the
upper part of the building, anc the engine* were
nubled to work The lots will not be very great, a*
the wall* are of stone, ana supposed to be perfectly
|M(
Hi it Oi in- A small boy was run over, on Saturday
evening, by sn omnibus, at the oorner of Broadway
snd Leonard street, by which he was very seriously.
If not fntallv, injured lie wan taken into the St.
Charles Hotel, snd medical aid was speedily obtained
Ills name was not ascertained. This accident occurred
from the danperoua practice of children getting
upon the etep of thote vehicles, lie Wa* on one. and
fell <fT, and (he wheel* of anather, wh ?h waa just
hehlt>d. passed over him before the driver could Atop
hi* h( rses Accident* of thl* kind are quite common,
but do not deter other* from the rmk of Injury and
probable death
Foi'en Dtnssin ?The body of a colored man, Hup.
ron d to be (Jeorge Keith, wa* found, yaaterday afternoon,
float Ira (In the Fait river, at pier 1N0 0. The
roronar will bold aa Inquest on hlabody to day.
TELEGRAPHIC INT ELLIGENCE.
Sklpwrctk and Low of Ten laves.
Boirea < Oot. 29, 1M|.
Bark Caraoelita, of Bangor, Capt. C\ from Kayal,
Oth September. for Boston, with oarga of 1,800 bW?.
eprrm oil, wines, kc , and 13 pastsngsra, *?? abandoned
at a?a, 20th September, In a sinking oonditioa,
having been boarded by a ?e? while coudtL;?g in a
ga.e, on the 23d, ia lat 86 40, N., Ion 53 30, W. which
swept the d scks and brosebed the vessel ts. 8k was
got before the wind again, leaking badly?soon bse.ua*
unmanageable and broached to a seoond time, and
capsized.
Capt. Cole, two nates, five stamen, and four pasaeiL.
gers, suoeeeded in regaining the vessel; nine passengers,
three of them females, and one seaman, were
drowned.
About one hour after, the vessel righted, with main
mast, fore and missen topsails gone and full of water.
Came to on the other taok, and lay on her beam end*
during the night. At daylight next morning, found
the bulwarks all cone; stanoheons and oovering boards
from fore to mlnen riggiDg, gone on starboard side;
hatches and pump gear carried away, and the vessel m
complete viieck? the sea making a oltar breaoh over
her. Both mates totally disabled. Crew wholly exbausted.
and one passenger with a broken leg. We
lucoeedcd in clearing the wreck of broken spars, and
laving a small quantity of beef and wine, on whioh
ire subsisted until the 29th, when we were taken off by
the British b&rk Castries. Capt. Hinds,from St. Laoi*>
bound to Dublin. On the 3d October, spoke Swedish
brig Marie, Capt. Walliff, from Bordeaux, for New
York, who took on board Capt Cole, eight of the crew
and two parsengers, leaving one passenger, Samuel
I'arsons,of Connecticut, with his leg broken, and two
seamen, on board the Castries.
Oet. 18th.?Lat. 43 2), long. 50 32, fell in with
bark Velooity, Capt. Atkins, from Liverpool, for
Alexandria, Va., who rcoeived on board Capt. Cole,
his first mato, and two men. leaving on board the M.
the second mate, two passengers, and two seamen.
Capt C , his first mate, and one man, landed at
Chatham from the Velocity, yesterday, and arrived im
mis ouy.
The following are the names of those drowned :?
Charles MoDonald, of Philadelphia ; Oeerge Chase, of
Nantucket; John Jacent, do.; John Santos, of Western
Islands; Mannel Knot, do ; Manuel and wife, do.;
Mary , who came on board at Fayal. with John
Jacent ; Maria , a child, 11 years old, taken on board
Fayal by Capt. Cole ; James Clark, seaman, of Maine.
Destructive fire.
Albany, Oot. 29, 1848.
A fire broke out this morning in the basement of
Harris's paper hanging store, Green street which wai
destroyed, with the store adjoining, belonging to Luther
Tucker and'H. S. Kmory. The stores belonged
to the Cooper estate, and were fully insured in the Albany
lntusance Company. Harris's loss amounts to
about $7,000, on which was an insurance for $3,000 in
the Albany County Mutual and North Western, (Oswego
) Tucter and Kmory's loss was large. They
were insured for $0,200 in the Albany Insuranoe Company.
The Odd Fellows' Hall, on the oorner of Oreen and
State streets, has suffered considerable damage.
The rear wall was craoked through.
The fire was caused by spontaneous combustion.
Tucker's lof* consists in the destruction of several
thousand numbers of the Cultivator, of whioh he has
no stereotype plates, &o.
Kmory's loss consisted of a large supply of agriouUural
implements, kc.
{ porting Intelligence.
Trotting, to-day, at the Union Course, L. I.?
The famous trotting horse Jack Kosslter, (of Chloago)
and tho first favorite of this neighborhood, Lady Satton.
oontend this afternoon, for a purse of $200. mile
heats. In harness Should the day prove fair, the oon*
test between these rapid na;;n will be an exoitlng one*
Lady Sutton is the favorite at about 100 to 70.
Fairfield (Va ) Fall racki ?The first day's race
oier the Fairfield Course took place vn Thursday, Oot. 29,
and resulted ns follows .?
Mr. James Talley's b. g , 3 y o , by Boston, dam
Kmily Thomas, carrying 83 lbs 12 3
Mr. O. P. hare's b. m Lucy Toland, by Priam,
dsm Cora 1)7 lbs. 311
C. 8c N. Oreen's Free Trade, by Meroer, dam
Monmouth Kollpse, 100 lbs 2 3 2
Time?1st heat. 3:.r>5; 2d do , 3:5?; 3d do., 4:00
1 be second race (one mile out, for a saddle,) waa
postponed.
Pollc* Intelligence.
Caught in the Jici ?Two women, calling themselves
Mary Coles and Catharino Lawson, entered the premises
No. 17 Park Row, on Saturday, aod preeeeded
up stairs, to a fourth story room, where they opened a
bureau drawer, and oarried oil a gold braoelet, one
diamond ring, a garnet breaxtpin. aod inaoy other articles
of jewelry, together with a brown silk mantilla,
trimmed with black lace, one velvet silk scarf. Mary
was Haj+ A#t+AjV mm afia loai inn l?? ? -- J
rested by officer Howe, of the Second ward. Catharine
cleared herself before the officer arrived. On the perron
of Mary was found one of tbe stolen rings, but *11
the otber property wan carried off by Miss Kate. Mary
was takes betcre Justice i^othrep, who committed her
to prison for trial.
Jlrrrtt of an Eicaped Convict ? Officers Oldring and
Poole, of the 9th ward, arrested, yesterday, a fellow called
Cornelius Van Clief, ao escaped convict from
Blackwell's Is'aid The rascal had esoaped from tho
island o. ly two days, when the officers oaught him
a^ain The magistrate sent him back to his old quarters,
to finish bis term of servioe.
Law InttUigrnrr.
St rkitiob Couht, Oct 28?Before Judge Vanderpoel.
? Jvirph j}. k'uisin 4' Co , ? ? Hobrrt L. Smith and
Htudtrton.?l his was an action to recover the balance
of a debt of $2,800, which had been compromised at 50
peroent.underthefollowingciroumHtances. It appeared
fr< Dt the evidence, that in the latter part of March,
1840, Smith & Blackwood, of St. Louis, who were indebted
to the defendants In about $73,000,asked for an
extension. Mr Henderson, one of the defendants,
immediately went to St Louts, and on the 4th of April
obtained from Smith, against the consent of Blaokwood,
a transfer of goods and bills receivable to the
nominal amount of over $70,000. Mr. K. L Smith, on
the lOth of April, stopped payment; his partner, Henderson,
still being in St Louts. Henderson. being
ignorant of the stoppage of hi* own house, and with the
view of sustaining it, proceeded to dispose, at a sacrifice.
of the goods he bad reoeived from Smith & Blackwood,
and sucoeeded in remitting $25 000 to New
York, before he heard of the failure of his own house;
on rec? Ivicp wbich intelligence he was obliged to assign
the remainder of the assets, amounting, nominally, to
$34,SCO, to the Tresident of the Bank of Mlssi uri, to
be applied towards the payment of certain drafts for
$;C>.(j<jo, which Smith &. Henderson bad Accepted for
Smith k Blaokwood. and whioh formed part of their
indebtedness of $73 000 On the 1st of May, 1816. Mr.
Henderson being still absent, Mr Smith mid? a statement
of his affairs, in which h? placed the $2f>.009 received
from Mr Henderi.on sinoe the 10th of April,
among his good assets, and the balance of the
$73,OCO, vii: $48000, he placed among his doubtful
assets. He then exhibited this stateinunt to several
of the largest creditors of Smith & Henderson,
iftfoiming them that Mr. Henderson had got
possession of the propeity at St Louis, but that
ft was rubjeot to difficulties, owing; to llie odd >sition of
Blackwood to the transfer. These creditors, thereupon,
advised Mr. Smith to offer a compromise of 60
per crnt . secured, which he did On the 16th of Msy
the plaintlfle compromised their oIhIqih, at SO per cent,
with an addition of some Interest. Thin action was
brought to ret aside that compromise, on the ground
that Mr Smith i-hould not have classed the $49 030,
remaining unpaid on the debt of Smith (t B.anknol,
as a doubtful debt, and that so far from being doubtful
it whs fully secured The defendant'* evidence
fbowed that theafrets at St Louis, to represent tbis
$48 000, ultimately realised about $10 000 The de:'on
ants contended that this result shoved th*i vlr.
Smith was justified in consideriogthn $49 000 as dout>'ul
asists ; and a so that the threat, of lllaakwood that
be would set aside the transfer to Henderson as being
Toid.in'ithe probability of Henderson being obliged
to assign the property to the holders of the acceptances
abo>e mentioned, prevented It* being olassel
under any other head than doubtful The plaintiff*
ebo contended that another debt, which Mr Smith
bad clawed as doubtful being $36000. due by Shields,
Blood It CO., of Nashville, was not a doubtful debt.
The evidence shwwed that notea of Shields, Blood He
Co bad been proteated In New York, on the 2_' l of
April; that Smith Hi Henderson bad noseourltyfor the
debt, and that it hart ultimately produced between
$lf>000to $ 1 <1000 and that Mr Smith was fully justified
in considering it as a doubtful debt. The defendants
also oontended that all that had been realifd
from the assets of the firm of Smith At Henderson, had
been applied to the payment of their debts ; that Mr.
Henderson had never touched any of the assets of the
old firm, and had again gone into busineaa on capital
furnished by a relative; that by prudent management
a small aurplua bad been realized ont of the asset* by
Mc Smith, over and above the 60 per oant, and that
he afterwards voluntarily distributed it among th >
crrditcrs, who had compromised at that rate. The
distribution of this surplna was proved by large
number of these creditors
At 3 o'clock the jury came Into Court and stated
that tbey were unable to agree, and were discharged.
Import ant Decision.?The celebrated N. Y. Are
cases were disposed of last week in the N Jersey Court
of Krrors end Appeals, In session at Trenton?the
decision of the Supreme Court In the nase of Lawranoe
i s. Lawrence, being reversed. This was a suit agaslnst
the Mayor of New York, for damages claimed by tht
plaintiffs for blowing up their house* in order to stop
the New York Or* In 1K86. The Supreme Court deoided
against the plaintiffs The Court of Krrori and
Appeals has now reversed their decision There are
thirty-three suit* | and it has been agreed among the
parties, lhat all of them should abl.le the event of the
one Just settled. The opinion of the Court (as we
learn by l*>e St*t< Oatrtlr) was delivered last week by
Judge Nevius ; and the Chancellor, and Judge MoCar

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