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THE NEW YORK HERALD.
WHOLE NO. 7472. MORNING EDITION?TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 1853. PRICE TWO CENTS. CITY REFORM. ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING IN THE PARK. ADDRESSES AID SPEECHES, Ac?j Ac., Ac. The city reform meeting called by the young men of the Democratic Union Club, was held in the Park yester day afternoon at six o'clock. The stand was decorated with the banner of the Young Men's Democratic Union Club, and around the sides were large placards, on which were printed " Tote the Reformed Charter." The Em pire Brass Band were present, and before and during cessations In the speaking, enlivened the proceedings with music. The meeting was very fully attended, be tween two and three thousand people being present; and the enthusiasm that prevailed gave good evidence that the people will not forget that to day they are to vote for the amended charter. At a little past six o'clock, the meeting was called to order by John Cochrane, Esq., and the following uflleers chosen :? PRESIDENT, JAMES T. BRADY. VI CI PRESIDENTS. John Addison Thomas, Benjamin C. Lee, Edwa.d C. West, Henry Erben, Isaac II Bailey, Elijah Ward, P. Y. Cutler. Nathaniel Jarvis, Jr. Edmund H. Miller, Thomas Gilmartln, John A Kennedy, A. R Herrick, Jackson 8. Sobultz, George Steers, Albert W. Smith, Richard B Connelly, Warren P. Smith, Henry G. Steboins. 8BCKBTARIKH, David Banks. Jr., C G. Gunther, John D Burchard, H. H. Hooper, Benson B. Smith, Thomas Lawrence, Jacob l'ecare, Matthew S. Smith. The following address was then read by John Cochrane. "Sfe * ... THE YOoNG MEN'S DEMOCRATIC UNION CLUB TO THEIR DEMOCRATIC FELLOW CITIZENS OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF NEW YORK. Fkllow Dkmocrats ?We addiess a few words to you at a critical time It id now some months since that at our call vou assembled in mass convention at Tammany II ill, for the purpose of expressing your judgment of tne ne cessity. atd your opinion of the metbod, of ellee'lDg mu nicipal iefoim. At that time a bill for accomplishing this object had been reported by our city delegation to the State Legislature. Various influences had been sum moned, either to its modification, its delay, or its defeat. 'While the public voice cried al >ud for its passage, private opposition was directed to its overthrow. The contest had been degraded by recourse to personal conside atioos, and was degenerating into a mere struggle of orivate interests, when the resolutions you adopted souuded the .recall, and proclaimed to the democratic souse the prin ciples which prompted and which alone could effect 'ha - desired cbaDge. The results of your timely action indi cate its efficiency. Within a few days after your miss "meeting proceedings were published, the State legisla ture enacted a bill of amendments to our city charter, and which, in some of its parts, responded to tha altera tions which you had proposed. A provisional section re quires that to give the bill the authority of a law, it must receive the sanction of a majority vote of our city and county; and the 7th instant is set apart for holuiug the polls. To morrow, therefore, you will determine whether the action of your representatives has been in accorlance with your wishes and the democratic principles which prompted them. It is not our purpose to discuss whether municipal change is demanded by the necessities of the times. A very large space in the democratic creed is oo copied by retrenchment and reform, and any departure from these princlp'cs establishes opposition to democracy The current information of daily life, the theme of con versation at the bench and in the counting room, the columns of the press, and the records of the courts, bear evidence that need there is for retrenchment, and a sore reign necessity for reform. The resolutions which you pasted at Tammany Hail recognized the evil and while Justly attributing its existence to the irresistible forco with which a charter promising impuuity invited the mercenary to plunder, rather than to any combination of party politiciai s, they resisted the charge of corruption upon the democracy, and embraced with ardor and im portunately urged the remedial measures which your judgment approved. The want of reformation and the adequacy of the measuies conceded, and it would truly seem that there conld be nothing left to talk about, and that the voting should begin. This is the democratic fash ion; but as amendment has been sought for by others also then those holding the democratic faith, our ancient prac tice bar suffered by a tendency to discuss immaterial topics and to labor at irrelevant argument Whatever difference of opinion there may be upon the question whether the amendments proposed when adopted will furnish a charter aa good as might have been created, no one doubts that the amendments will ulve to us a charter better than the piescnt The (oily that would reject a better because not J erfect, would also miss licsven by avoiding purgatory?half way; and he who prefers the unmitigated evil of the law. under which we live, to any improvement short of perfection, would submit to sUrva tion because not offered a feast. No superiority can be truthfully claimed for the p-esent city charter. The ineiduoua attack made anonymously through the adver tising columns of tbe Sunday iiapers upoa the one pro posed, proceeds upon misrepresentation; and 1' "one who has examined the proposed amendments" had the same honesty of remembrance that be has of transcrip tion, he woufd not have faile 1 to inform his re .dsrs that the amended section, which be quotes as requiring for the draft of moneys from the cry treasury, both the al lowance of the auditor and the approval of tbe cornp troller, not or.ly does not di-pen-e with the judgment, and intepity of fur present invaluable comptroller, Azariah C. Hagg but establishes their necessity, in addition to the supervision of tbe auditor. Fellow democrats?In the performance of a duty to our party,have we convened you in mass meeting, on the eve of a momen'ous struggle for municipal purification. We invoke no factitious' assistar.ee. nor address ou-sijlves elsewhere than to the deuiotrn'm hosts; for we ars as sured that tliey, the health of whose political lib) ba? been economy and honesty, will not agrisve 'heir ancient honor by refusing to guard he public moneys no* No new oiganiza'ion of ccnip'ex paternity marshals the way. They are the eagles of many a democ-atic victory that bear above you tbe motto of relorui, arid Tammany herself lays claim to the motto Rj her own Tbe press bat unanimously advocated the right, and public opinion has followed impetuously in its path Should we fail, terrible must, toe power rf that con spiracy be th?t can defy public opinion and defeat the press; and as fail we shall rot. I-st eich spur on his ac tion to morrow, with the knowledge that a power has been arrogated ard a th-eat made to overcome tbe de mocracy of the c'ty in their elTorts at reform, by poli tical arte atd electioneering strategy. Remember, then, in the day of its need the amended charter. JOHN COCHRANE, Chairman of the Refoim Committee of the Young Men's iJeinec'iitic I'nion Club. At the close of the address, which was received with much applauie, the followisg reflations were read by T. A. Glovkr, Esq., Chairmau of the Committee on Resolu tion i Whereas. The people of New York being assembled in mass meeting at. the 1'ark, e,tiled together by the Young Mm * Democratic Ucion Club, for the purpose of dehbe tating upon the exigencies that have demanded an altera tion of tbe charter of the city, and to take coun-el upon the beet meat)* to insure the adootion of those proposed amendments, which promise to secure f. r the eity a gov ernment. I'x.e from the abuse* ho long existiug in Its counsels nnilati immunitv from a system of tasauon that 1h retarding i he progress of the city, and burdening its people beyond endurance; it is Resolved That the admlnii trvtion of the city govern ment, under tbe pie-ent char'er, has been marked by such departures from a strict accountability and regard for public in tor est as to awaken a deep and aoiding in terest In the cause of municipal teiorui. and that there acts, by whomsoever perpetrated, merit our strongest disapprobation. Resolved. I hat while we do not claim for the now char ter perfection in all its par's, nor I relieve all its provisions are me frotn objection, yet the strengthening of the veto power vested in the Mayor - the leinoval of the aldermen from the judicial bench?the security of the right of free competition in all contract* for public work?the inviola bility of the public moneys froiu the grasp of designing politicians and contractors and the m?Dy other features of n erit in the proposed amendments to the cba'ier are t momenta suflieit ntly a rcng to outweigh uny anil every ? ''jection lhat can be urged against its passage a id in tneniselvos are sufficient to secure the vote of every honest man in the community, without reference to I arty aflinitios or political predilections Resolved, That while the expenditures of the clf.y government are now nearly eight millions of dollars an tiually we firmly believe that under the new oiisrte they will be reduced to about three millions, an ar. umsnt of itself the strongest in favor of 1 he adoption of the amend mcnts, and the most powerful reasoning against the loDger toleration of the pre-unt system of waste, extra vagance, and fraud. Resolved, That in tIcw of the desperate measure i bring used to defeat tbe new chatter by those with shore po litical and pecuniary interest* it will conflict, we pledge ourselves to devote our best energies on Tuesday (today) to secure tt e enttie vote of the ci'y, by votiDg ourselves and urging and seeing that our neighbors and frteodi vote, and vote for an housst administration of the city government, to be seeured by the amended charter. Rtsolvtd, That as the sense of this meeting, wo recom mend tbe merchants. mechanic*, builders, artisans, em ployers add employe*, te> close their ploees of business at IK o'clock M., on the day of election, and devote the re mainder of tbe day to the reformation of the city from the disgraceful abuses and frauds under which it has so long suffered. lhc resolutions wore unynliami't and vociferously carried. Jsmko T. P?AbY, Esq , then came forward and Raid Fellow citizens, I rejoice that- in this action It Is my good fortune to he associated with the young men of the city and county of New York, In their effort* to raise the city In which we live from the adverse circumstances in which it is now struggling to maintain it* dignity snd reputa tion. I rejoice that we most hero under this fin* sky, In tbl* delicious season of the year. We meet ".In the morn ing of the Hummer time?we meet in the early Hummer tide, looking forward to the period when the golden bar vert liiill gladden the heart of the laborer, and we know, if we will it, by the lime to morrow'* sun has set, we will have prepared a harvest of honor and glory for the people of this eity to feast upon. I am gbri that when the reapers rball come to gather the harvest they will And that the sickle has been wieldtd by the people, and that those who have betrayed them will see the hand writing upon the wall that will tell to them their doom. I am glad that In this movement, and a this time, the young men have come forth to lend iheir aid in this great work. Wo ail listen with reverence to counsels of sge; and while we cherish a proper regard for those who are farther advanced in life. I hope it will not be to the detriment of the young men or the cause, that they have moved so promptly in this matter. Fellow citizens, it has been said that there is do occasion to make any great efforts for the suocsss of this new char ter. But 1 tell you, if you really desire to see this char ter carried by the votes of the people, do not pe-mit yourselves to be deluded by such statements. There are elements at work?there are conclave] pursuing their labors, whose aim is by secret means to pluck from the lips of the city the draft of reform for wheh they have so long br-en thirsting. They do not appear in the noonday sun, but they love dark ness rather than light, because their deeds are evil ? and while I admit that there are some good men who are opposed to many of the amendments of the oharter, those who most wsnt to see the charter laid lev in the dust are those who have been interested in the schemes of vlllany that have been carried on in this city, under official patronage. I say myself thab there are tome things capable of amendment in the new char ter. but there Is now no time to discuss such minor mat ners (Applause ) I am glad that the veto power of the May or has Weu made more extensive It is required to be exceedingly stringent to curtail the power of those who have already had too much power given them. I level no assaults at individuals, but I speak of the evil tendercy of the system, which has rendered abuse so easy. Whether you have the old charter or the new, what is most to be depended upon i9 the intelligence of the city, and to secure what the city wants vigilance and strength of nerve are required to enter into the oontest. I am glad that the new charter prevents the sale of public property at less tbae its true value Under tho amend ments, sales are to be made to the highest bidder, and contrarts are no longer to be dispensed tn po lit leal favorites, but public labor is to be given to those who bid the lowest and In good faith. Another provisi n of the amended charter, which, if it were the only one It contained, would recommend it to the people, is. that it prevents the interference of alder men in the administration of justice. (Cheers.) Who ha 1 not witnessed the scenes of lawless violence, even where I stand ? who has not seen citizens prevented from going to the polls, through fear of assaults ? and who ftve not. witnessed freedom of speech struck down by men nt 11.knciil meetings in this city f Why Have not those ti <ti lem punished as they deserved? and why have lay ' s* c, rt lAttichate in thete scenesof violence? Be nam ? d.i\ 4i;? Vial u Us utile day of judgment came, the r?in 1 ?? nbtju 1l*y supported would be on the bt-svl. < ' 8'd ? 1 ? <?' them. Now, it is time, un less ? ? 1 ' - meFe of yourselves, to protect b?e Vi . * 111 (fife spt ech. (Applause) Freedom of rtwi til-! Ji leurgs so (%? meanest, slave that ever livid?1< the v?isoni-r in the lowi.-sc.rii geon. It cannot be hurried on s4>y the red n?u aid Gcd Almighty hlniridf does not destroi it. h>-i i continuos in the the immortal spiiit forever, alt r i 1 has left this tone ment ot clay. But freedom rr-vqu-oh may be destroyed. It may be taken away by a Louis N ipoleon, a Francis Jo seph of Austria or a Nicholas of Kussia, or by that worst tyrant, a tiimuliu-us mob. I csro not who is tho des pot who strikes it down; all are equally bad. and their power is equally to be lamented. Look across the water, upon that continent which, thanks to the invention of the steam engine, is now brought witbin tqu days of us. Look at Itstv, at Tu-cany, at the whole continent of Europe, at France?lovely and beautiful France?where despotic power grinds the people to the dust, and say what it is that distinguishes us from the sufleiln j, cheer less millions lhere. who are not even permitted to raise aloud on? cry of anguish. Is it becam e they have not enough to eat ? Under the providence of God they might ba\e as touch as we. Is it because they have no news papers? They have them, but they dare cot utter the sentiment- of the people. No; what crushes them ii the fact tbat among then freedom of speech is struck down. Without iiilcrd eg to disparage any man, or member of the Board of Aldermen, I isy that the tendency of the tystem which permits aldermen to act as criminal judges interfere* witn the best rights of the community. I have not capacity of voice to enter upon the discussion of the new charier, and, indeed, it is ton late for discussion : no power of oratory can add to Its merit, and the time his come when that si>ecies of eloquence which Demosthenes so much admired should be used?Action! Action! Action'. (Tieiuendious npplau*e ) I want the young men to look aioundtbim. Look at this noble, white-faced bui'diog. toward which muny a man cow here looked in the halcyon daye tf boyhood with admiration, as a Roe architectural piJe. You who havo come here from a stsange Und, re member the sensations you felt when you first saw it. I ssk these who wLen boys trod the steps, full of hope, how they looked up to It with reverence, ui the hui'ding wherein ju-tice was dispensed. And would it cot be a lie and a dhgruce if that white face should only be a secret na-k for corruption and vidanv within? When you look at that building where ju-tice 1* said to be administered, should you not be able to feel that there was no pollut on ? And if you do not, wba' ccnfirb-rce can you luive? Of what avail is it tliit commerce flourishes here, that your dwellings are c un foitable at.d your homes happy, if juitice be the sport of every p? litical tempest? (Loud cheering ) Nobler build ings iban that have in the days of ibe old republics, con tained i-.en as eloquent, ?nd as patriotic as this has. They have known their Cor h lanu* and their Cicero to stand up ior the lights of tbe-r fellow meD. Where ate tney now? Wbeie now are the voices that Riled with their eloquei.ee those splendid halls? Th?y are silent in the grave and the traveller Rndsthe crumbling ruius all that remain of the gisndeurund beauty ol those nob'eLtTuciuies (AnpUu-e ) And why? Because apo*er ofgreater force than even gun powder bad succeeded in sapping the foundation 1 o' those n ighty structures that raised their head* on high, and what could cot be dOLe by nrrces, nor try an infuriate 1 mob. was dooe by the giadusl decay within thebrex.-ts of the peonle, of houerty, purity, and love of liberty, with out w hich men are incapable of ?ny good result One by one tie stones which form th it build ng (poiu'ingto the City Ilnll) nisy l>e undermined by corruption-but bettor would it be that ce vestige should remain that the traveller should point to where New York wan. Better that the birds of tho wilderness should nisko their aligntlng place upou this island, than to preserve ull these monuiueuts of industry, ard wi'li themtoCnda people who had dis graced themselves by being corrupt therm-elves, and thereby losiDg the best prer< gatives of freemen. Damel E Sick us, Esqwas then introduced by the ( t our au to the meeting, an<l gave the following ad dress ? Mr. Chairman and fellow-citizens?You may deem it st.srge, in these days when it is so much the fashion to denounce every man holding office apd.M-peiially every officer of the corporation of New York, to - t-e before you on an occasion like this an individual such as myself, wt o holds a subordinate situation in the city government I do cot, however, coice before you as the a' tome* of the Corporation, hut as a private citizen and adowecrat. The fact of occupj ins a politic office oualit not M deprive me of the oppoi tunity ef addie-sing you, particu'arly as I ha7e been In office too sboita peri'd to learn "those methods of cheating that are sald(the.?r words "are said'' '-ere cepeatrd with a strong empha-is) to exist, of cheat ing the p iblic. Perhaps before my term of office expires I may ham ihts method, aud when that time enure* I will not addicas a reform meeting but if 1 should es cape the contagion, Imay then address ynu on another rcciision. 1 do Lot come, fellow democrats, for the pur pose of makiig denunciat ors wholesale, which is so much the fashionable style of the day when speaking of men that frm part of the municipal government. Hucb injustice lias been dr.ne, a c well as much good, by in discriminate abuse; none are igoorant that corruption exists. st il, in my humble opinion speaking of the causes, It Is my belief ttatthe pilncipal cttise Is the defect1 ve organization of city government. I hope for great hn provemei ta in this respect, by the ndoptiin of the amend ments now [imposed In the eiiy charter. I Intend to vot for them; but 1 do not suppo-e that their adoption will give us a peifeet ci y government. By no mean i. It will be tut the beginning?the lir.-t stop in city reform (Hear ) Fellow democrats, inlaw me to cill your atten lion to some defects in ourc ty government. I think that I can alu w you that there is lea-on in what I -Hid. and that much remuins to he dtne afti r the adoption of th an erdmtnls which arc to morrow to be submitted to th I coi le. rmmincnt among the cause.- ol the present stat of thing'', is the fact that a Urge portion of our comma niiy pay too littlo attention to the duty of good citizens t smcly, I hat, right men are put in nomination for puhli offices,?there Is the defect If you have trustworthy men in office, no matter what sort of charter we have, cr whether we have none at all. still yon will have an honest government. Rut If yon biiu u charter fresh from the brain of Miuerva, or from the Creator himself, if you have incompetent men iou carrot hare good government. Take, for example, ihe dUiloguisbed man that occupies the post of Comp troller of the Ci'y of New York. (Applause ) His praises did he ? re sounded everywhere. How did he get Into office? Il< en me be was nominated in a convention of one bun dn d men. held iu Tammany Hull, and I could select Home mm mi this platform (looking round) who did more to lCO01 e his i omiuation than All that are here assembled, oi were at. Ihe meeting In Metropolitan Hall on (lie oilier night. Until the people of New York are awake to the importance of primary elections, and see that they lie at thuicotof your government, we shall alwsys have a tc curtence of "these complaints. Follow democrats, 1 will cad your attent'on to another feature in your city go ?eminent to which I attribute increased taxation and the pie et>t state of affairs I refer to the alteration that was made in the charter in 1840, by which the diffetent ilcpartnu nta < f the city goreinmsnt wore k?(it aloof from each oilier, and all made independent. This Is an erro r.eous principle of government There ig now no head to the city gcvernrnent nnd until that ha restored you cair.et know whom to hold r?.spon-ihl? Look to your Mayor, for Instates. You would snppoie that" he was the head of the city government, that to him waa confided the supe intonih noe of all. Bat it is not so , the Mayor is a cyphc, ? n nonentity?lie has Scarcely more power than any of you Tiii- it false In principle. There 1* one man to superintend ovor streets, ano'Iter to furnish supplies, another for a iOiling ac counts, and so on all through E.-.oh Is a unit in himself. Compare this with the congre-siqaal government at Wasbirgtoa, Suppose the l*re Identnad no coutrol over the other departments ; that the Secretary of the Treasu ry waa Independent ; and again, the Secretary of War, tlie Postmaster, the Secretary of State aud othera Supi ose t oi. were to Inquire of the President what liths rea-on that our ships ef war are insulted in every sea aid the Pieiident should reply, " I know nothing about i that matter?I am President and not Seoretary of State ; that 1s not my department; 1 aln only here to ooenpy th* White House." (laughter) 'tie the principle which id erroneous with us, and eo .'"nK as it is prevailing we shall have no order. The machine is too com plicated. This featu-e was invr'*lnoed into our city government in 1840. From that moment, the ex penses of the city were more than doubled, and steadily increased, and will continue to do so, untlJ they a/e oa th ely beyond the compass of human fancy. I have ad verted to two causes which explain the reason of tie mismanagement; I will allude to a third. A great evil is the immense taxation that burthens our people; it ia in cieasing everyyear; it falls peculiarly heavy upon the poor. The tares collected upon dwellings come out of the pockets of the consumers. If the landlord's tax is Increased twenty dollars, he geaerally adds fifty dollars to the rent, which comes out of the pockets of men who earn one or two dollars per day. 1 aay we must adopt a new principle of taxation, that will lender equitable the burthens oi government, which ahoahl be borne in pro portion as benefl's are received. Tate, for example, Mr. Stewart, pioprietnr of that splendid marble palace in Broadway, close by: he carries on a business amounting to live minions of dollars, and holds the same amour t of personal property; you w 11 find him assp.sed at a hundred and fifty thousand dollars personal property. If he makes ten per cent, liU income is half a million per annum. Bhould not that man pay a tax In pronort ion to his income? I aay yes. (Somebody in ihe crowd l.allooed out, I say so too Mr. Sickles re plied to him, 1 agree with you, my friend ) Carry that principle out, and Impose taxes in proportion to a man's business, sod then the burrhen of government will be in proportion to the berefito received. look at the prluci. pal expeLse?the police, which is mainly for the pro ea tiou ol propcity Is it not absurd to say that a mau without a dollar in his pocket, after paying his butcher's and baker's hill should pay in the same proportion as Mr. Stewart V Let Mr. Stewart and hia fellow merchants show their si. cerity,by supporting a measure that will call u,.on them, when the tax gatherer coa.es round to shell out in piopoitu n to the here St that they receive from the liglitirg. police, and paving of ihe -tieeta. In thtB man ner 1 would apply the piinclpleof democratic government to correspond with the JefTersonlan motto, ttaa' the bur thens should be proportioned according to the bene fits. Fellow democrats. I am not prepared with any amendments to the resolution, already propose!, n>r do I perceive that there is anything fur'her to be said upon the subject The argument in their favor has been exhaust td; and 1 am latistlrd that the peop'eof New York to mor row will be abroad in favor of reform But donotsuoposs that you will have complete reform by the mere aloption of those few amendments to our city charter. There are some very good change*, but I would not vote for a sixty horse power body of Assistant Aldermen which I cousMer will be no improvement. lJy having so large a number, you will have a most unwieMly body; but on the whole, gn at good will be done by these amendments. Reform belougri to ne party?public virtue belongs to no party. Gotd government ought to be the boast and glory of every American whether native or adopted; and all who are bieatbing on this soil, who would wish to preserve free government, will take a zoalouH interest in reform, no matter by whom it is advocated Wi'h this spirit let us attend the polls to morrow, undismayed by threats or de terred bv fear, and the republio will be the better for our baving dote to. Mr. Irs V. Davis, of tbo .Sixteenth ward, then came forward, and was reoeived with loud applau-e. He said : ? Fellow -citizens. I shall not detain you upon this occasion, or in relation to this subject, but fora very few moments The matter of this much needed amendment of our charter has been so fully and ably discussed by the gen tlemen who preceded me, that very little indeed remains foi me to say. I am, however, haopy of the opportunity of addressing you. and I hope and trust that the progress of democratic reform will, in its onward career, alford us many such meetings as that which 1 now see assembled, and uibny such opportunities of ipeakiug, until the peo ple shall be really substituted as the monarchs, and rule for their own benefit. I am happy to find that this spirit is being more and more evolved every day, by the healthy progress of radical reform, and nothing cau im pede its career except the ruinous practice which pre vails amongst the people of farming out their mind- to others. To-morrow you will be cilied upon to be the democracy truly, and show yourselves as the sovereigns of popular will for the bene fit of this great city. If the parliament of England originate a inea-ure. it is submit ted for the approval or disapproval of the monarch, until such a representative perfection has been obtatuel that it is said parliament can do no wroug, and thus all Uws intended for our city government and the expen diture of city taxes, should be submitted to us, the sovereigns, until by the repeti'lou of reform edu cation we would do no wrong. (Cheers.) Without this this, my friends, your exertions avail you not fjr al though you may turn out oto hungry set of customers, youaoio only to make room for another just as bad. (Cliters ) Begin to-morrow, and struggle to hive it en. acted that all o dinances of the city government shall be submitted to the popular vote, just as this measure of reform is. It may be i bjected to this that it would bs nonsense to be voting every day, but. my friends, if it weie cairii-d iu'o effect now, such good laws would bs pusicd, std such rule would be observed that vol ng uc d not be oDer repeated. B-gin the work to marrow?vote for tliiis amended charter, educate youmelvsa ia the true principles of democracy, aud then your pro gress wiill te inesistible. 1 have little in <ro nor to say to yru. If the people sre to he interested in the good government of the city they ruu-t have goid aud wholesome laws and a full restoration of your so roreiguty by yourselves can alone effect this. When it u sun of itu election evening sets upon a closed up ballot box, you have transfened your sovereignty to other- just as much as the Jews did when they elected their kings; auil if the selection be ban, it is too lite then to think of i', for corrupt D in once iu power will ul*ays contrive laws to inaintain their power and shield themselves. I approve of :he clause of the amended charter relative to the vc'oing power of tlie M?yor, and 1 assent to the praise which has been liestowi il on that gentleman. Still, how ever, I thiDk the people themselves could exercise the vetoing power be.-t for their own welfare by voting upon the quer lions at Issue I need nut repeat the aiguinent wliich have been used io favor of the amended charter. If it 1- not all perfect, it is a s'ep in the direction of your political toucation and should be supported wht:h 1 hope it will until to-morrow evening will see it triumphantly ratified by y ur voices and votes. (Cheers.) Mr. John Cochrane tbeu came forward, in obedieace to a unanimous call, and sa>d :?Fellow clt'zens, 1 appear before you at'Ins iate period of the evening, upon the principle, as I suppose that the laborer of the eleventh lour is eiitDJeil to equal reward uLd merit wi'h him wh? has bori.e the brunt of the labois of the day. We are not beie to argue that progressive rtfoim Is essential to our happiness, for It would be absurd to attempt t/> assert now 'lint reform Is a principle which is es.-enti..l to mm, j in r vei v state uud age, when e know that it in as vitally 80 for bis moral and s ciul welfare, aa the pure air which ho biealke* ia necessary fur the maintenauce of his animtl existence (Chi era ) It would be a* ridiculous to iuforin the man to cbeii.h this reform, as it would be to tell him to lake cur* of his inspirator) oigaos, in crder to pre serve 'hat life which God bus given hitn There may be end 1 have no doubt, tlieie a>e, men pie-<ent in this assem bingo, professing every nha/e of political party, and even tome who profess'he favorite isuis of the day; but all are hue met in a democratic meeting for the good ot all. aid it inat'etR net to u? who are tbe men or what thei politics, or by whom thia great and pomilar m<chine wiJ be Hustaii ed The cnly question Is?will thii demo cratic reform movement triumph? And if y our auRwerbe ?yes," why so it shall Why is this uumerous democra tic meeting ca'ltd? Why is it requisite to move men with argument and perm us ion, towa ds h better system of city government? Whv, it is from this cause?that the laws and ordinances oi the city of New York require nignnic nmeidmeit. (Cheers.) The questioa, my friends. Ih not are the-e propoi ed amendments ?s perfect as could be? No; but the true ques ion is. aie they better t? an the name portion < f your charier now inexisten-ef Even, although t hey n ay be unpleasant to your p date for a little time, 1 hold you are bound to votefor thim; for if you rejeot. them, upon the principle o' uoi being all parfic lion, you must, to be consistent., reject almost every hit men things as there are none of them perfect. Reform moves on eni we improve, Titno moves on; weare better to day thsn we wete yesierday; then, in God's nuuie, let u4- go oil iii tbe progress of improvement, keeping democ racy in d reform linked togeilirr, for if you once separate tin in you exticguhli forever democracy it-elf Knowing tliat you a:e sincere in your professions the young nun rf New York have coins forward, and they ask you 'o sustain tbe banner. [f you pawn!', it to fall t morrow, yon cover j ourselves aud tbern with shamo. and ti e front of Gid Tammany will s hioud itself ii gti f. Therefore, I beg of you, fellow citizens, to rally to morrow and proclaim that your charter aineudineuts shall be su 'aii-ed. It has been foolishly objected that If we vote die o amendments, no reference of ihe charter for imp'ovmerit can aver be laud agsin This is ri-i'ou lous. Ir ihe improvements turn oat to be not all ?e desire, the same power which voted tin or can demand furthet lefo'm; when If, happily, titer should he perfect, there will lie no nceossitv for further exertion. (Cheers ) 1 rhail not detain )on long tow. this subject has been eloquently explained by your nukliat, In laoguag worthy of tha great masters whose fame he revives "ala his person. I shall enter luto no collateral Issues, but it remains for me to request and to conjure of you to apply yoar-elves t > minister to a ref irin <?1 this charter, and 'o not in the true spirit dow aroused aniorgst you. The progress Of reform democracy Is wide and boundless, Pir.btscing all the doctrines of human happiness, and all the principles of Young America. As to morrow's sun sheds its last ray upon the open ballot box. let it penetrate its depths and illu:-re it so as that nil can read tlieitln that you, by your oxe-tions there, saved your city from ruin. This movement is not au attack up osi men?no: reform attacks rotten principles, notInoivid unls, as it purifies the past end directs the future. (Cheers ) The aets of our fellow citizens clothed in ermine should be forgotten, but improvements in the manrerof conducting those judicial offices should be re collected. Is the charter to be Improved ? is the ques ti< n which is now referred to you -and let pot the inor row's sun find you indifferent to its importance?and you will assuredly triumph iu a victory not achieved by menace or threut, but by the exercise of the pure damn cracy of a great, mighty, and then happy city. (Loud cheers) Mr. Hkmiy Ehpin was called upon. He said:?Fellow Citizens?To mo-row you will be called upon to d"Cide by jour votes whether the honor of tbe city nhsll lie 'o establhhed or not. Tbe Issue is between good citizens of all classes, who psy towards the support of the city go xernment., snd pothouse politicians and vsgsbonds of ev ery description. If any man doubts that wn have a cor rupt Common Council 1 can tell him I hare the proof of it. 1 was In a po-lih n, not long since, where m ju .xere com pelled to tell what lioy knew about bribery and corrup tion; and when tbe Recorder bus c uipluted his inve-tigs tions, and the result is made known to (lie cummuulty, it willastoni h them rowe than anything that has near taken place iu this ohy. Trie public treaaury and tha O'lizeto- are t'abeid in xariout. way ? 1 will atate some of i (he plans, A "erty leatr lagraoHd, at a nominal rent, to I an irrespom ible person, and the right is sold Out for a I large sum of money A lot U wanted for a station house v engine bouse, and a much larger amount is paid by ?w * city than the real owner receives, amounting fre quent ** *2'000 _or W.000. Wliarves, piers and slips are rente d out> *ad a ^rge b nu? demanded in addition to the corpo rfci'on rent\ P">P?rty is purchased for city purvot.es, and ? k? Clt7 h*a aa hi?n W6.000 more thanthe owner .*?ce,T?*- City property is sold to indi ?idnals at fifty per c.*uJJ*"' la ""J instances, than Its real value. The Corun ?|le' of,ths d?'?rTinlf all the credit of originate ** investigations that led to the expoeu/ei I have allutu ^ mu*t not be forgot ten that thle is a democratic "neasure, although good men of all parties support it. A**" ?" is wanted Is for every man to go to the poll to morrow and vote for the rew charier, and the result will b.* J~*t the city will be redeemed firom the dishonorable! post "on in which it has for some time paet been placed. (Lou'" cheers ) Captain Ktxnkh came forward in obedient,"** to a unani mous call, and ssid? hollow oitl/eus and fellow democrats, I did not attend here with any Intention of addressing you upon a subject wbich has been ?o thoroughly ex.*Liiaed, or upon a reform so needed; but as I aot now fo'WH rd, I would say that you should take care that the men who direct tbis movement are honest, men; and it behoves /0o to look out that if you turn out one batch of evil doers these who seek oflice in their stead do not plunge their arms just ss deep into the citv treasury, if tbey get at it (Cheers.) I sincerely object to onu clause of the amendments proposed, for I cannot see. if tweuty mcu can so effectually rob us of two or three millions a year, that we wdl save anything by putting sixty in their places. (Laughter.) It? the rule of three, if tventy steal two million-' of dol'ars, how many millions will sixty make away with? I was sorry to hoar one of the gentlemen at Metropolitan Hall the other night, say that the only assurance he would now want from a candidate was that he would not steal. The gen t leu.au said he bad given up his party. 1 hooe not lu re feretig, to this vice, for I fear that he wlU Uud in every party man who steal; but the question is. do they steal so as net to be found out ? (Laugb'er ) The other emi nent speaker there, told us that the requisite qualifica tion?Miss Montague's?for official success was impudence. So we are come to a pretty pass shun dishonesty and itn Sudennn leud to eminence. In alluding to his exertions, re gentleman I now refer to aaid that he had that day visited the Comptroller's office, and that of the Commlssioter of Streets. He did not tell us, though, what he was doing there. (Laughter.) Perhaps he went to shed the light of his countenance on Mr. Flagg's accounts, or to fight Mr. Fury (Chsers.) If the former was intended, it was unnecessary; if the latter, it was useless, for the Street Commissioner would not fight with a superannuated rat, and would appear as ridiculous ia ? quarrel as Colontl Pluck would at the head of the army of old Napoleon. (Laughter.) The working men are extolled by the speakers and writers, but I have not heard one propose a really prae'leal measure for their benefit, nor have I ever known one come for vard and say ho would giie an incrca-e of wages to them in order to enable them to meet these increased demands for city taxes ardrents (Cheers.) However, I would advise all to vote for the amendments, until we can get something better. (Applause.) A procession headed by the band, banners and torches, was then formed and paraded through the principal streets after which the assemblage dispersed In front of the City Hall. A L?nt Appeal to the Voters of Nnr York, for City Rttfoi m, Fcli.ow Citizens : Tha Committee you have entrusted with the r. sponsible duty of making an effort to overcome the corruptions and reform tlio abuses of the city govern meet, make their teat appeal for your efficient action in favor of the amendmenta to the charter proposed by the he gislature. On Tuesday, the 7th of June, between suurUe and sunset, you are to adopt or reject those amendment*. Ihey make thirteen important dinners in the struoturo and operation of the city government. These ohauges are as fol lows :? I. Prohibiting leaao and sales of tlio publio property and franchises, except by publio auotlon, after thirty days' pub lie notice, to tho highest bidder who can give adequate so rority. This will he a reform of inesiimablevalue, sad save the city many hundred thousand dollars. 2 Increasing tl o number of one branch of tho Common Council, by wliioh the members will be elected from smaller district?, apportioned according to population, thus bringing them nearer to the pcoplo This system lias been triod during tbo whole continuance of oor state and national governments, and lias proved wise and judicious. 3. Granting to the Mayor, as tho ohief magistrate of the city, a veto power which can only bo overruled by a two thirds vote ' f tl o Common Council This also is the adop tion of n velltcs'ed constitutional provision of the actio and nation. 4. Allowing only t,ho more ponular branch of the Common Council to origintito appropriate ns of money. 5. Taking away from the Aldermen the right to ait as judges of tho criminal courts. f>. Providing un efficient ay stein for auditing accounts and oluims against the city 7 Restricting the power of tho Supervisors ia making con tracts. 8. Prohibiting allowances beyond the legal claim upon contracts, and other charges against tho city. 9. Imposing now cheek" upon tho appreciation of tho pub lic money by tho Almshouse Department and the Board of Education, 10. Requiring sll wojk and aupplies costing ov?r two hun dred and Pity dollars, to bo given out by oontiaot, after ten da?s' public notice, to tbo lowest bidder. II. Prohibiting contracts to persons iu arrears or default to tho olty. 12. Proi ihiting the expenditure of the nubile moneys for Juiihcttin;r snd celebrations, except on tho established holi days ol the State and nation, unless authorized by a throe fourths vote of the C"innion Council. 13 Guarding hy new provisions against oorrnption by, and bribery of, public officers. The gross abuses which have marked tho administration of our city goveri mnnt, and the shameless corruption of many ol its officers, are notorious. 'I he effect has boon to incroa.se the taxen levied in tliia city from $.'! 3'-'i> Sll ot in 18S2, to $6,174 802 79 l< r If 63, an increase in ouc year of9l.791.291 31; more thsndilty [er cent, besides a lsrgs addition to tho Mr msneut dew. And this large increase has brought no bonellt to the city. I ifo snd proper*y remain with inadequate secu rity; tr-e stmt-are in a dcplornhle condition; tie public health is in c< ustaut danger, and discomfort pursues us even to our houses Tin Be things affect ev,ry one of you?th 1 poorest aa wi II as tho riohest. Each one of you must pay your sharo of the increased tax. Yon pay It in your rents which art growing higher and higher every year, liud yon pay It in the larger price of every article taught In any place which pays a rent. But vou have now a clianci- to secure a large measure of reform, by voting on Tuesday, tho 7th of June, in favor ot tho Charter Amendments. CITIZENS or NEW YOllgll The evil which now afflicts our onuntry, which is loading ns with ititnlernhle burdens, wl.isb is disgracing our name, which threatens tho perpetuity of cur institutions, is the corruption and profligacy of publio offlnors. In our own city the manifestations ?l this evil hare been most numer ous, most llavrnut, and most destructive Yon can now Overthrew it, before it becomes permanent snd national. We call upon y< u to act with the vigor, the zeal, and the patriots in of th" mi.n 0f thv Kovolntion IT you are worthy tube tl i ir successors you will, on Tuesday, tho seventh of Juno, rally at tho pollH in favor of the oharter amendments. As you value your rights, interests, and privileges?as you respect your citizenship?aa yon love the children who are to succeed you?as you hope in the cestiny of your oountrv, and ehetleh her honor and fame, we again sav to you, "Do not fait to vote In favor of amendments to charter." lly order of the committee, PETER COOPER, Chairman. T. R. Whitney, Secretary VOTING PLACES. TntlfUy, (to-dny) Jane 7,1853. THK MAYOK, ALDERMEN. AND COMMONALTY OK TUB CITY OK NK? YORK, I.N COMMON COUNCIL CONYKNKD, DO ORDAIN Ad FOLLOWS: ? Pec. 1. lhe Klecti n Pi-trict? already established, shall continue to he the Klectlou Districts or the several wards ol the city of Me? Yoik, until otherwise provided. fee. 2. The following a.-e deMgnated as the places in each of the eiction Districts in the several wards of the said city , at which elections shall be held, until other wise provided; pursuant to an not of the Legislature, en tilled '? An act in relation to elejtious la the city of Now York,'' passed April 8 1842, and a* sub equently amended. FIBST WAKD. Dig. 1 ? Broad st. House, corner Broad and Pearl street. 2 ?No 70 Greenwich street. 3 ?No. 110 Greenwich street. HKCONI) WARD. Ids. 1 ?Ne. 61 Inn street. 2 ? No 70 Ber-km&n street THIRD WARD. Dis. 1.?No. 47 f'ortlarxtt street. 2 ? No, 8J4 Barclay street. 3 ?No. ."5 Warren street 4 ?No. 240 Greenwich street. FOURTH WARD. Dis. 1.?PI akspeure Hotel, cor. William and Daue>-tta. 2?No. '.7 James' street. 3 ?.Iatr;s' Plip 4 - .No. 826 Pearl sticet. 6 ?No. 1 Oak street. FIFTfl WARD. Pis. 1.?No 88 Inouaid street 2 ?No 183 Dunne street. 3 ?No 147 Wert Broadway. 4.?No 107 Hudson street. 9.?No. 32 Vestry street. SIXTH WARD. Pis. 1 ?"Rvtti Ward Hotel, corner Duase raid Contre-sts. 2.?No 94 Liar stieet. 3?No. lPSOntrf street. 4.?N. American Hotel, cor Bayard-.it. and Bowery. & ? No. 474 Pearl stieet. 6.?No. loft Walker street. SEVENTH WARD. Pis. 1.?No. 120 Fast Bioadway. 2 ?No. 173 Madison street. 3.? No. 174 Cherry stieet. 4?No 10 Jefferson street. 8 ?No 828 Cherry street. (Mariners' Ball.) 6.? North east corner East Bioadway and Gourer neur st'cat. 7.?No 682 Water street. EIGHTH WAJtD. PI*. 1.?No. 66 M?rcer street. 2.?Pouth east corner Prince and Wooster streets. 3.?No. 179 Prince street. 4.?No 20 Potninick street. 6 ?No. 160 Yailck streot. 6 ?No. 62 Domlnick street. 7.?No 823 Hudson street. 8.?No. 339 Spring street. NINTH WARD. Pis. 1.?No. Sft2 Greenwich street. 2p-No. 18 Morton street. 3.?No. 393 West street. 4 ? Market, north east cor Grove and Bleeeker at I. 6 ?No. 789 Washington street. 6.?No. 89 I'erry street. 7 South east eor. Twelfth st. and Seventh avenue. 8.?No. 29 Gan evoort street. 9.-..South west comer Horatio and Fourth sheets. TENTH WARD. Pie. l.? Bolet's, corner Delateey aad FMridye streets. 2.?Tenth Wart Hotel, cor. Broome "?rI Forsyth st*. 3.? No. 193 Walker street. 4.?No 2 Ludlow stieet. 5.?No. 74 Ludlow street. ELEVENTH WARD. Dig. 1.?No. 196 Stanton street. 2.?No. 99 Columbia itreat. 8.?No. 187 Houston street. 4.?No. 707 Fourth ntreat. 6.?No. 90 Iawis (treat. 0 ?No 69 avenue I). 7.?No. 140 avenue D. 8 ?No. 181 avenue C. TWELFTH WARD. Dig. 1.?House of P. licGannig, Biootnlngdale road and Ninety-ninth street. 2.?North side of Eighty-sixth street, two Odors east of Fourth avenue. 3.?Tliird avenue, one door north of 175th street. 4.?1.9th ?treat, between bloomingdale road and Eleventh avenue. 8.?156th street, one door west of Tenth avenue. THIRTEENTH WARD. Pis. 1.?Corner of Clinton end Grand ?U.. (Onderdonk's.) 2.?No 168 DeUncey street. 3.?No. 33 Willett street. 4.?No 640 Grand street. 5.?No. 38 Maugin street. JOUHTEENT1I WARD. Pis. 1No. 76 Prince street 2. ?No. 42 Prince s'reet. 3.?-No 204 Grand street. 4.?iVoadway House, earner Broadway and Grand sts. A.?No. 170 Hester street FIFTEENTH wakb. El J. 1.?No. 16? Pn-eclier street. 2.?Const PiA km' Hall. No CO BJeeeker street. 3.?H. A. Key's, corser iVoadtray and Astor place. 4.?No 262 Fourth street. 5.?No. 4i< Fiftfc- avenue. 6.?No. 2 West nfeveoth street. SIXTEENTH WAiDi. Pis. 1.?No. 61 Ninth avenue. 2.?No. 121 Ninth avenue. 3.?No. 211 Ninth avenue. 4 ?No. 102 Seventh avenue. 6 ?No. 125 West Nineteenth street. 6.?No. 208 Seventh avenue SEVENTEENTH WARD. Pre. 1.?No. 2 Bivinuton street. 2 ?No. 384 Houston street. 3.?No. 138 Stsnton street 4 ?No. 79 Third street. 6 ?No 137Third street. 6.?No 133 avenue A. 7.?No. 208 First avenue. 8.?No. 02 East Eleventh street. EIGHTEENTH WARD. Pis. 1.?Seventeenth street, edj lining the corner of stM r.tieet and Fourth avenue. 2.?Allegheny House, northeast corner of Seven oeuth street and Third avenue 3.?Bull's Head Hotel, nor'hwest corner of Twenty fourth street and Third avenue. 4.?Small house north side of Twenty-seventh street, sdjoin'ng northwest corner of Twenty seventh street and Fourth avenue. 5.?Northwest corner of Thirty-fourth street and Third avenue. NINETEENTH WARD. Pis. 1.?House of James biavin. Forty-sitth street, be teeen Tenth and kloveutu avenues. 2.?Feed stable of John Egan, in Forty-second street, between Third iud Lexingtonavnnuos. 3.?Southeast coiner of Fiftieth street and Broad way . 4.?House of Charles G Giiflln, Bioomingdale. 5.?Then,as Starr's, Third avenue, ntar Seventy seventh street TWENTIETH WABD. Pis. 1?No 273 Seventh avenue. 2.?No. 428 Seventh avenue * 3.?Thirty-sixth street, third door east of Ninth avenue. 4 ?No 325 Ninth avenue. 5 ?No. 3t<7 Tenth avenue. City Intelligence. Installation* or nut grand -aiiikm at Tammany Hall ?The ir-eluiliitinti of the Hon Isaac V. Fowler, as Grand Sachem of the Taiumanv Society, took |>laee la-t evening, at the Old Wigwam. There was a large attendance of the member* of the society, and tho best reeling prevailed. The honor was conferred upon our Postmaster, the Hon Isaac V. Fowler. The society adjourned to the supper room, at the invitation of the Grand Sachem, where thev stayed to a late hour. So*oral good speectaa wore made bv the Grard Sachem, the lion. Joon Van Buren, ex-Grand Sachsm, Col. lb levsn, John Cochran, Esq., Col. Thomas I inn lap, end others. Nkw YortK IIorticumtral Pocikty. ?The monthly meet ing ( f this k ciety was held last evening, at their rooms, No. 600 Broad i?fty. A resolution wu.s adopted for the printing of H;0 new diplomas. Mr. Arooux and Mr. Slercellis, of Now Jer-ey, were unanimously elected mem bers of the society A number of tickets we*e then dis tiihutcdto individuals. wi>h the understanding that ttiey beoome membeja at the next monthly meeting. Tho meefing whs then adjourned for the purpose of making room for the vaiious exhibition committees to meet and tier sacl their special business, in preparation for the exhibilicn which is to tako place in a few days. C'iianckp IN THE Api'RAHBR'b OrncE ? The f.llowlcg charges have been made in th" appraisers' d?paitnient ia the custom liouae ii this c ty :?Isaac l'lollips. appraiaer, in place or G. Campbell, removed; H. M. Graham, assist nut appraiser in place of Phillips, promoted; H H. Tel ler, assistant appraiser, in o'ace of Pitneon Hyde, da ceased; Johns Buncii, ui-si?tatt appraiser, in place of Huntington n moved Ckjcxkt Match ?The long projected c icket match be twecn the nt.. George'ii and New York Clubs will he played o mrrrow, ouihe ground of tbeSt tleorge's Club, at the Ibd House. The play will commence at eight o'cleek, and no doubt will attract numerous amateurs of this nmnlv game from Canada and the Southern States. Much spoi t is expected TiiANqt ilijty among ttik Riggers* ?The anticipated difficulty amongst the riggers on a strike did not result In any disturbance of the public peace. The price of wageaclaimed by them have been allowed by the mer chants, and they accordingly went to work. FntE? Yesterday mr mu g,about, half past seven o'clock, s hrebicke out in the rear hutlding belonging to house No. 229 Broome street, at the corner of Essex st'eet, which is occupied as a iiocery store by Into Kohlor. The build ing iu which the fire t'-ok place is situated InKs.ex street, two lots distant from the Police Court, and was used as a stable and feed stoie containing at the time of the oc currence a large quantify of ) ay and feed of all kiuds as well as some bags of coffee. Ac ihe v/h* le of the abov" was consumed together with two goats that were oh si. ind ue ins'de, and Ihsret'ore could not escape. The building, winch was of wood was likewise ent'rcly de-troyed. ami Ihe adjoining grocery store, ol which it formed a p.rt, ia like wise Injured by the lire, somedaroagp hnving been like wise done to the c intents of the s.me building by water Mi Kohler bus not yet been able to form an estimate ef his loss, hut. he ia insured in the Jefferson insurance C on pany for $1,850. An adjoining budding in Broome street on the other side of the grocsiy store, in which scvrral hordes wie etthl. d at the time like wit e caught fire, and is much damaged. The horses fortunately were all saved The lire lasted lor about an hour and a luilf It was cuu-ed by a lighted heap of rubbish Outride, on tht.sule walk, which communicated to a bale of s'raw lying a-t the dcor of the feed shed, and thence to the contents inside. grnPKN Death ? On Sunday night, about 12 o'cloak, a woman by the tame <f Khzabefh Chapman, who said she belonged to tstaten Island, was brought to tho-station liome?f the Thirteenth wsvd by ptliceman Fiytia. in a very tecble sta'e Biifferlpg at the time from a very serious attack of dianba1*, accompaned with cramps and fits. Fire was found by 'he officer in Division street, near Attorrey Capt. Bussed sent for a ohysiuan. who attended her until thtee o'clock nn^Mon Jay morning, when i he expired. She was about 50 years of age. and wore a blue pia d calico dress and a straw bounwt.. of me dium sire, and bad gold earrings in her cars and a gold ring on her finger. The Coroner's jury found that tlie (hocused came to her death by inflammation of the st- mgch. Brooklyn City Intelligence Ti;e Trainer Cash?application ko.-. an Injunction.? In Hie Supreme Court ?p<rial term, br-foro Ju-bio llarciilo, K II Cither, Krq . of New Yoik ve.it onlay made nu Ap plication lor i n injuncilo" to restrain Hn-m Ciopcr from Inking toe child, June Trainer, without, the jurisdiction of this rouit during the pendency of the suit brought against the defendant. Ja w.i T Brady, Esq., appealed i p the part of Mik Cooper After some argument, the Ji dge dicidtd to examine iho paper* relating to the c*<e, and give hit decision thin morning uatilwh.ch time the matter was adjoin~j?<1 Knot kki> Ilowm ami Roriiki> ?On Sunday night, a man namtd Cbaile* Wanen was iiteanic-l in Summit street, t.tar llicks, by 1*0 felloaa, ?Lj jumped ovci a fence, aud before l.e via- aware of it, tripped htm over, and one held a drawn dirk 'iaile at hie breast, while the other rilled his pocket a of a Collar bill, tut the money he bad. They then n ade 'yteir o.-cape, ut.d Wmreu prnc> odcd to tLu, police office, whcie hi related the circumstances. Trie Couoffl ?The .Itinp term of the Over and Tormivr and (Mi Quit Courts commenced yesterday, before Judge Rarrules and the eri inal term, of the City Court before Juv'-ge Cpei-imood praaidiog, and two aldermen. In.the iat t?r the petit jurv was ??inpeniieled and discharged, no H' isiness being rtuuy. In the Oyer and Terminer, the following grand jury was awo n, and after tha. usual i charge |roceeCeu to tlieir labor-:? Eilwa.d W. Either, foien.an; Wiil'ani Hatfield, Tunis J. Flo-gen Withud Day, Timothy Coflin. Da-Mel D. Hriggs Adrian Hereon. John l>. Abliott. Lyts.au Haviland, Suvdam Hrgemap, Henry Norton, Abraham Ve.jdanck, J-.hn liarr, John K Smith, John Richatd on Ditinas Puryea, .lames T. Waldron, Robert Craig, JriTiey bmith, and James Libhey. After the graDdjury w?? euipaiinelled, the Court of Oyer and Ter miner adjourned, iiuii business was opened in the Cirou Couit. MonTAijTT.?The total number of death* in this city, last, wssk, amounted to 01, of which 32 were males and 19 fen.ales, of whom 18 were adults and 39 children. Mkmrnis Convention?Tho Louisville Evening nulltlin of Tmsdsy, contains the following de-patch ? Mrmpkis, May 31. Ma'eimrn, orato a. railrcad coatraetora, engineers, Ac. atv a: living (ally to attend the June convention. * JAMlfiS I'KNN, Chairman Committee of Arraagemonts. More tiian mas IUroainkh for.?The ship Frank l'lerc* arrived at Boston on the ftth InsV, with se vet bupdred ar il ten pasaengers When the vessel left Liverpool she hail t nly aix hundred and ninety-nine, and consequently theio must bare been eleven births on 1 l card duiiig the pasrage. THE MSTRIAL M ASSES OF NEW YORK. THE STRAW SEWERS THE METROPOLIS. Movement Among the Nev."^ Women for Higher Wages. I ITS REPEAT BY THEORISTS AJD Dt'? AOOGIJEii. THE PAST AND PRESfiHW CONDIl'lON OP THE 8TEA W SB WEES. The Causes ef the Present I,j> w Rate of Wsgm, Ao? Ac., Ac. We commence to-day, what w<s , intended at the time of the publication of the acco* nt of the strikes among the trades a history of the industrial classes of New York. In this history ' ia our P"*' pose to give the condiJon of each tn de or oocuPa" tion as it actually exists without indirlg ln8 iQ fancy sketches, which, whatever etii theymey do, are cer tainly not calculated to effect any good. Enough of this fanoiful style or writing has been ft ven to the public, and it is now high time that they i ^ould be presented with the plain, but effective site* 'raent ?r facts. We commence onr flrrl "article by aw i tcoount of the movement which took place aiwea '? tlie workwomen of New York eigotyears ago, t ^pro tect themselves against what they .regarded ? tha oppression of employers, or capitalists. movements of tub NEKDLK WOMW FOR SBr.F 'Fl TtCTION?AN MOOCNT OF rHKrUtt IKTINGP, iWt '? A general movesdant took place >mang the rwnA ' women, and in fact among the f.maa'e operstiw throughout the city, in February a no M*rch of Iba* it commenced, wo bcHeve, among thwsto ww sewem, and was occasioned by.the attempts c9 sm me cither tmplojersto reduce the prices which vet e paid att that time. The remuneration given foi thii descrip tion of work had for the previous ten or 8ft sen year* fcten constantly growing leas, no matte lehww muah. the expense of living increased, and those- em* p.oyed at it could with difficulty support themselves It might therelore be justly considered a purely de fensive movement of the work women again et the con tinued encroachments of the employers; a ?d so long as it retained that character, no ruasonab 'e person coold object to it. But unfortunately for the interests ol those who were alone deeply concerned in it. * number of philanthropic, strong-minded won ten, and t wo or three designing political demagogues, mixed themselves up with those who wire really siu oero in their intentions, and brought such disrepute on tho cause that all right-tbiuking aud fair minded p srssns who sjmpathised with the workers, withdrew tl?ir countenance and support from it. After lingering rfora few weeks it died from wnnt of support, while i '<h?s? whom it was originally intended to benefit were > Isti in a worse condition than they had been before tho movement won commenced. As the lesson whic hit 'nculcatcs may be of some service to those who m ?y hereofter desire to ameliorate the condition of t bo sewing women of our city, we have taken the troub lt> to inform ourselves of the particulars of the gener. ?l uprising ol the female operatives, for nearly ever f department ol female labor was r presented in it w If it should prevent others in the future from pur- < suing the same foolish course, we will consider our selves as having been instrumental in affecting some pood. In February, 1845, the prices paid Sir nearly all kinds of needle work had been reduced so low by competition among manufacturers of straw and other goods, as v ell as by the injustice of some employors ' .hat the women were compelled iu self-defence, as we 'rave said, to combine for the redress o< tlurir grievanc es. A feeling of discontent had prevailed among them 'or some months before, and frequeni protests had been made by individuals against the manufacturers, but without effect. At last, a few less timid than their associates projected the bold plan erf an organi zation among all classes of sewing women, relying on the sympathy which they would receive, aud de pending upon the force of public opinion to aid thom in obtaining their demands. After a lew consulta tions in privnte, they determined ou holding a "">?"? meeting iu tho Park, at which they proposed adopt ing some plan for the benefit of the female operatives throughout the city. This meeting wus held, not in the Park, but iu the Supreme Court room, (now the chamber of the Board of Alderman,) in the City Hall, the use of which had been offered to them for the purpose, by some of the aldermen-. This meeting was railed to "order by Mrs. Eliza Hone, and Miss Grey, a young lady about twenty years of age, was unanimously elected to preside over its deliberations. On bcr entrance to office, Miss Grey, in the language of the reporter ou that occasion, "me de a beautiful ap peal to hertrex, respecting the oppression of the South ern employers, whose agents in this city had hardly paid them sufficient for hare subsistence, having ha 1 to work at the rate of one dollar and fifty cents to wo dollars per week. The time had arrived for the working women of all trades to strike for 'heir rights, and.teach their oppressors that though (Wo men, they could show that spirit which bccan. j tho daughters of the patriots of '7This spirited appeal roused the enthusiasm of the meeting, whicl num bered about six hundred women, of all occupations ; and a resolution was soon after adopted, to t' ? effect that a i?eml>er of each trade should lie appelated to get a list of such employers as refused to pay them the scale of prices set down by the associi-gon, aud report at the next meeting. This resolution was followed by another, excluding from the association "an/ laboring yo j?g woman whe shall go to work for, a boss who b # refused to pay the prices.'' After a vote of thanks to t^p gal'aa,t Aldcnncn, who had granted, the use of the, room, the meeting adjourned. On the ith. of Murch, the working women again assembled in, the same place, to the number of raven hundred. Miss Gary was again appointed Pre afdent, nnd on t!?ia occasion driver*a a long address, in the course of which she.made somastcte ,incuts in relation to the price paid for femal-x laboy, which were of t painful chapter, and which wo have cveiy rclron to belit vc were not in the least exaggerated. She mentioned the names of seventh employers wb.a ouly paid from ten to eighteen cento | per day, while the best wor.kars could not .cam intra than twenty nine cents. " How," oskjd the fair orator, " was it possible that on such ar, income they could support themselves decently ar ^ honestly, let alone maintaining milkers, and sor/-.. two, three or four helpless brothers aud sistenv, which many of them had ? Pieces of work wb',eh they last year got seven shillings for, this year they could only get three shillings.'' At the conclusion of Miss Grey'* remarks, a young lady stepped forward, recom mended their "never giving up the ship," and warned them against foreign influences. Aff , other member said it was necessary the ob jects of the meeting should be distinctly un derstood, particularly by those who were imme diately interested. Ilor remarks were so reasonable and just that we caiutot resist the temptation of re publishing them. "If the supply of labor in the market,' said sho, "is greater than the domand.it follows, ns a matter of conrse, that we connot control the prices; and, therelore, it would bo well, for thoic present to look around them and see into what other channels they could turn their industry with advantage. There were many branches of busi ness in tj hich men were employed tb,at they could u<i