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THE NEW YORK HERALD.
WHOLE NO. 7126.
MORNING EDITION-MONDAY, MARCH 3, 1856.
TIE ENOW NOTHING CONVENTION.
Speech of Mr. Eljr-UtUri from Memn.
Gelt 11 tree uid Brjrce.
On htudiy last Mr. Ely, of Massachusetts, addressed
the Convention u Philadelphia on the subject of u ad
jouramentof the Convention till July. The telegraph
made some blunders In our report of hi# remark*, and we
append them correctly reported:?
Mr. Ely, of Massachuotats ? Mr. President? I desire to
change my vote, for the following reasons: ? Las', year
Massachusetts sent a man to the National Council who
-was a traitor to the party and to the American princi
ples, and who eame here to that Council tor the purpo.-e
of breaking up the party. (Criee or "Kama him,"
"Nam? him.") That man was Hetry Wilson. It so htp
8d that telegraphic despatches were pausing from that
>nal Council between traitors here and uielr fellow
piratora elaewheie, advising the formation of a
great Northern republican party. And when the mlnori'r
seceded, some of thtm who were members of the " Know
Something " oj^amzaton, immediately wens hence to a
black republican Convention at Cleveland. The same thing
teems tohfcve been done here at this 'lme. A member of the
Convention fiom another State than Massachusetts, who
Drobably came here for a purpose similar to that of Mr.
Wilson, lias been tolegrapb.ug to the 41tck llepubltjan
Convention at Pittsburg, advising them that we were in
sympathy with them, and that tne.v should fling oat the
black republican banner. Massachusetts was not to
blame for the treachery of her iast year's delegate, and
Ohio waa not to blame for that of her this year's dele
gate, but the coincidences of tbe two cases are sucti that
it becomes necessary to act at once and decidedly. There
Is evidently a conspiracy to c is tract us, and to drive us
into black iepAilcanism , and I, for my part, desiie to
brand it as it deserves. This treachery, so tptortunely
exposed, leads me to change mv vote, that I tuay there
by. so far as possible, free myself from any and all pas
mole connection with any one who may sympathize with
black republicanism. 1 do not desire to nave a particle
of the emell of that ism on my skirts; and as 1 am sure
that these of that stripe would oe glad to have this Con
vention break np, I change my vote. I abhor troaohory,
Mid I abhor shain republicanism, aa, so far as my know
ledge goee, the hotbed oi treachery. I farther desire to
change my vote, in order that tne gentouian from Mas
sachusetts, who reports our proceedings for the New
York I Yilittne, may have an opportunity to again cail
me a doughface. That genM?man reported the proceed
ings of the National Council to that same paper, derived
from disclosures of traitorous members, and he has not
heeftated with much of malice, to follow and misrepre
sent me from then till now, both in his own
Cper and in the Pribunt. I have done nothing
day aa yet for him to lay hold of, and I desire to give
htm a chance to say something to gratify his &mtablU:y.
He is the gentledKn who last year having atxeitsiued
ttat the aforesaid traitor from Massachusetts was a po
litical prostitute, as he ha a, has been cohabiting with
him ever since. He has acjutel Massachusetts of be
traying the North. Masea?husetts. Mr. President and
* gentlemen, has been true to the North and to herself.
She is fully, avowedly, uncompr. ini. irgly anti-slavery.
Yon heard last night the eloquent s seech of ex-Gr?veruor
Johnson, ot Pennsylvania. In my jalgmiMi*, he expressed
the sentiments of the people of Massachusetts
and of New England, and 1 must say that he
expressed my own. I have no compromises to
mike of my anti-slavery sentiments or tuinclples.
But Massachusetts, although so thoroughly anti
slavery, is no black republican, as she fully proved in the
last political campaign of the Ust fall, when, in a full and
fair fight she whipped that tnam ism almost out of sight.
I deeire to have her position understood, and I desire that
no steps may be taken that will drive her into any false
position. Another reason why I desire to change my
vote is, that an opportunity may be bad of passing a re
solution, declaring that this cor.vantion is competent to
make and put forth its own declaration of principles, if it
desires to put forth any at all. I do no : myself relieve in
this convention putting forth any platlorm , but if it will
nominate the right men lor office, let each State make its
own platform to suit itself, based upon the well
known and distinguishing principles of Americanism.
Massachusetts has a plaform suited to herself, and by
that she will stand in her own jurisdiction. Massachu
setts wants for a President a man who will be trae to
the North, while he will not be untrue to the South. She
wants no Northern man with Soutn;rn principles. She
would even prefer a true, honorable man from the South
to look after the Interests and rights o( the North, to a
Northern man who would forget his native principles.
She wants an anti-slavery man, hut a man who, as Presi
dent of the United State*, would be above all sectional
feelings andiuninfluenced by all sectional designs; T>ne
who would act fearlessly and truly tor the oomtuon good
of all, respecting and rtgaiding the lights of each with
Justice and impartiality.
Mr. Ely then voted to lay on the table the motion to
adjourn.
MB. OCHILTREE EXPLAINS BIB P08ITI0N.
W aShinoto.v, Feb. 24, 1856.
TO TBS EDITOR OF THE HERALD.
In your paper of the 23d instant I Und my name re
ported as a deiega se to the American National Conven
tion from the State of Texas, assembled at Philadelphia
on the 22<1 Fobruary. I am at a great loss to know now
aay name got into the list of delegates to tbaf. Convention.
1 am not a member ot the American party. I am an ell
line line whig ? born and raised in the poutli. At the
present juncture I think it would be exceedingly unwise
for any southern man to iden.ity himself with any party
which, by its influences, would b ?'[calculated to trammel
bis action on the great paramount question of slavery at
tbe cotuirg Presidential election. Do me the favor to
insert this note. W. B. OCHILTREE.
OWE OF TBE OLD OUABD PROTESTS AGAINST
FILLMORE.
Washington, Feb. 28, 1858.
TO THE EDITOR OF TIM HERALD.
I ask a small space in your columns to enter my solemn
protest, a* a member of the American Order, against the
action cf the late Nominating Convention held in Phila
delphia. I have belonged to tne American O.der almost
from its beginning, and to the Order of United Americana
for some years previous, and to the Native American
party since 1844. I have labored In and with these dif
teient associations humbly, but earnestly and indus
triously, not for mere political successes or party tri
umphs, bat for the permanent establishment of American
principles? not as laid down in platforms for expediency,
bnt as Inborn to the American heart and understood b/
the Ameriaan mind. I doubted the wisdom of entering
the arena as a political party at so sarly a day, believing
that the Anerican party, how loyal soever to their
country, and how jealous soever of their birth
right, required a longer train in* to untoach them the
bad lessons with which they had been bo deeply indoctri
nated by a long and corrupt party reign; but, yield
ing to the will of a majority of those who acted' with
me, I associated myself with the organization
known as the American party. Our professed
object was the establishment of great conservative prin
ciples in our national policy, which, however they may
have been emasculated or deformed, to suit temporary
platforms, exercise at this mo sent as potent and health
ful an influence with all true and honest members of the
American Order as when, ardent neophytes in the great
cause, they first invoked the AU-Beeing Eye to witness the
consecration of "their lives, their fortunes, and their
sacred honor" to the service of their native land! To
enumerate these cardinal principles of our Order seems
almost superfluous, especially since at present I am al
lowed no spase for their discussion or the vindication of
that Oraer from the low and hackneyed party slanders
which have been heaped upon it; but suffice it to say,
that throcgh means which appeared to us moat condu
?ive to those ends, we sought to establish a pure Ameri
can nationality, to preserve and perpetuate the Union of
the States, and to defend our inestimable birthright of
civil and religions liberty, guaranteed bv the constitu
tion from the danger ot subversion through foreign
Influence and domestic faction*. For this patristic pur
pose we took upon ourselves solemn obligations, which,
while they fid not compel us to one act whieb was
in derogation of the rights of any of our fellow citizens,
Imposed on us sacred duties, for the evasion of which no
mere political|success or hopes of personaLpreferment can
?rer compensate an honest and true Amencan.
Mow what, 1 ask, has this Philadelphia Convention
done V Nominated a candidate wno, according to the
Statement of a highly respectable and well informed
member of the New York delegation, does not even belong
to our Order, bat who, if he has received a private iol
ttation, (a most pensions and reprehensible practice,)
has certainly never micgled In our councils, or given
any public evidence cf devotion to our principles. With
?nt any dispositi into detract from Mr. Fillmore's just
merits as a public man, there seems to me an entire and
Intentional absence ot proof that he endorses the princi
ples of the American Order, while I have satiMctorv
testimony, wblsh at a proper tine I may bring forward,
that during his administration Its members were regard
ed with disfavor, and treacherously used by him and hto
friends. Was It loyalty to our Order, or fealty to its obli
gations wbich effected the nomination of Millard Fillmore?
No I it was the miserable doctrine of expediency, which,
however it may suit the purposes o( a spalls loving party,
should hare no Influence over the actlcn of as honest
and patriotic organization, for it requires at the outset
that which must soon degrade it to a faction ? the sacrifice
of pritci pie.
It is said that the nomination of Mr. Fillmore was fet
posed on the Convention by Southern votes, and bv a
disposition to conciliate the South. Now, though Tor
some years a citizen of 'New York, I am a Southerner by
buth and education, and my eplulons on tho subject of
slavery, and the rights of slave owners, are more In con
sonance with the Southern than with the Northern sen
timent, and have been a bar, on at least one prominent
occasion, to my politleal preferment; but I ask, what
tight has the American party, South, without the power
to give any effectual aid in his election, to dictate a can
didate to the American party of the whole Union? And
especially do I ask, by what right wss a single delegate
alfosed, iu violation of all fair precedent, to cast the
whole number of, votes to which a State would have been
entitled had tbe delegation been toll, when in several
Instances the oelsgates who thus acted had previously
withdrawn from too Convention, and protested Mraloit
Its proc*. dings? It la but a few short years staee
Mr. Hllmore's atowed sentiments on the subject
oi slavery were as objectlorable to the South as those of
almost any Northern politician; and though I acoord to
him all that Is his due for hi* administration of the gov
ernment sod execution of the laws white he was acting
President, 1 hare seen no evidence of a change In his
views on that subject. Is the South so bard beiwt, ttion
to defence of ber constitutional rights, that, her sons
?must take shelter nnfer the protection of MiKard Fill
more's conscientious fcruples in regard to his oath of
office? For II there be *ny truth in logical deductions
from ltls previous history, he yielded timidly to this in
fluence rather than his c evictions cf right In reference
to all those sc's whi?h hive elicd'ed <t>?ir approbate n.
foe my 1/, I n[ uu the grovolli/jg necessity? -I shall is
vote no expedients, but always defend my right* up>n
priteiple. While 1 can see no other el* 1m, th*n, which
Mr. Fillmore has upon the South, than the negative one
of having done bis duty in offioe, under his oath to sup
port the constitution, I may be permitted to say, without
offence, that the Order to which they belonged had high
and eacrec claims upon the delegates from the South in
the National Convention. It th?y believed these se
condary to their own peculiar views, they should
have fra&kly tevered the bond, and released those
who had acted in good faith with them for
the advancement of American principles; and
rot have imposed on them, oncer the tie of a com
mon brotfcfihiKd the burdeu of a nomination so unfit
and mo iooonsistenl with the plan and spirit of the AmtrU I
can < >rder. But if. on the other hand, they were on'y
blinded for the moment by the contusion and excitement
iccldent to the occasion, and which were caused by the
interpolation of extraneous and improper tubjecta into
our ore?d, tbey owe it to themselves ana to the great ob
jects of the organization whose obligations they nave as <
?umed, promptly and with dignity to retrace their '
steps.
For my humble self, believing the nomination of Xiliard
Fil mere to be opposed to the spiiit and letter of the con
stitution oi our Order, ani claiming an equal Interest with
the highest and proudest in that Order, tor whioh I have
so long labored? not an interest measured by the emolu
ments of place and power, bat an interest in the destiny
of tbope institutions which ny children are to inherit ? I
enter this, my solemn protest, against the nomination of ;
Millsid Ftlmore, by the late Convention at Philadelphia,
prrti seing to act for the American Order, and I hold my
nelf absolved from aiy obligation to support him as the
American candidate. JOHN W. HRYCE,
Fourteenth Ward Council, New York.
WHO DID MICHIGAN VOTE FOB?
One of the Michigan delegates thinks that the repor
ters of the Hkrald have fallen into an error in recording
the Tote of Michigan to r Fillmore. The delegate has
fallen into the error of supposing that such matters are
reported; they are simply copied from the official record,
where Michigan now stands "all for Fillmore."
City Intelligence,
Board or Omenta of thk Fire Department The Board
of Engineers and Firemen of the Fire Department met at
Clinton Ball,' m Thursday evening, Alfred Carson, Chief!
Engineer, In the chair. Mr. John Lynea, of Hose Com
pany, No. 9, offered the following, which was adopted:?
Resolved, Hint the election for ten aselstant engineers be
held op Thursday. March 20 between thejkoure ofS P. M. and
12 A. M., and that the returns be banded to the inspector of
election at ?uch place as they mar direct on Friday evening, '
March 21, between the hours of 6 to 9 P. M.
The following gentlemen were named by the Chief as
lnspeotors of Etec'ton Francis Bazxoni, Engine Company ,
No. 45; Web. H Wickbam, Hook and Ladoer Company,
No. 16; San.uel B irhaus, Jr., Hose Company No. 24.
Mr. Wm. H. Wickh&m, of Hook and Ladder Company,
No. 15, presented the following resolution
Reoolved. that the officers of this body be directed to re
monstrate to the Legislature of this Htate, now in session,
against the pastageof a law creating the office of Fire
Marshal, and making the same to be elected by the Fire De
partment of the olty of New York.
Adopted, witb only tiro or three dissenting voices. It
was then moved to go into nomination for Assistant En
gineers, which was carried. The marking was then
commenced, and resulted as follows, the first twenty
being eventually declared the regular nominees: ?
Volet.
Henry H. Howard, Engineer, received 81
Elisba Einggslland, " ?? 72
Ncah L. Farnkam, " ? 68
Peter N. CcrnweJl, " " 66
John Baulch, " ?? 65
John A. Ciegier. " <? 64
Charles Miller, Engine 34, " 51
John Decker, Engineer, '< 47
T. L. West. Engine 24, ?? 46
F. W. Jacobs, " 5, " 44
I. G. Peixas, H. it L 2, " 42
Jas. T. Wenman, Hoee 5, " 43
G. J. Rucb, Engine 7, " 41
J. B. Ijtverlch, Hose 7, ?' 38
Julian Botts, Engine 30, " 33
Kdwatd Jollle, Hote41, << 27
C. L. Kent, " 6, ? 24
John Btyce, " 42, " ",',20
Jas. MasterHon, Engine 33, " . "l9
Thos. Ltavy, " 4, ? . ....17
D.S.Baker, " 15, " 16
Win. Landers. " 44, ?< 16
Wm. P. DsnieiL, " 60, " 14
Daniel Mooney, " 11, '? '.'. '.'.14
Theod. A. Keest;, " 29, " .'!!'.14
Eugene Ward, " 29, " 1
Wm. A. Karr, Hose 48, " 1
N. Statist, JH. & L. 8, " i
On the result of the voting being announced the board
adjourned.
Joint Street Methodist Church.?' The quarrel between
the members of thlB church with regard to the propriety
cf movirg up town was, it will be remembered, settled by
the Bfehop ot Pittsburg, who directed that the fund of
the churoh should go towards building a new church ia
the upper part of the city, and the building in John
street so rviodelled as to use the ground floor for stores
and the upper part for a missionary chapel. Since this
deeislon, it is said a will has been disoovered, made by
John Weeley, in which the ground was consecrated for
ever for religious purposes, and it is supposed the de
cision must be modified to meet the requirements of the
will.
Alarm of Fire.? On Saturday evening the alaim of
fire in the Eighth district was caused by smoke and some
little fire being discovered on the premises No. 102 Wat
ren street. The firemen were quickly at work, and ex.
tingnished the fire. The fire was proved to be between
the chimney flue of Mr. Treadwell's cracker bakery and
the adjoining premises, supposed to be caused by a ore
vice in the briskwork of the flue. No damage done of
any consequenoe.
Firs in Allen Street. ? Between 3 and 4 o'clock on Sun
lay mornicg the alarm of fire in the Sixth district was
caused by the burning of a oabinet workshop, occupied
by Samis & Rooney, iltuated in the rear of No. 170 Allen
street. The building was a three story brick houee, but
ot a verv unsafe construction, the flames cutting each
floor. The Chief Engineer then ordered the demolition
of the standing walls; a ladder was plaoed against th?
east end wall, under the supervision of Assistant Engi
neer Cornwall; the wall wae urged In, whioh etrnek one of
the uprights supporting the root carrying it away, and
A wn came the roof together with the other walla, with
one grand crash, into a pile of rulna. The loss of tne ca
binetmakers is estimated at $700, and the building at
about $500.
Fire in Mott Street.? About 8 o'clock last night a fire
broke out in the third story of the tenement house No.
246 Mott street, In the rear, occupied by John Hart, who
was intoxicated, and accidentally upset a burning fluid
lamp. Damegtt to his furniture, about $20. The build
ing belongs to Andrew Cerrigan; it is damaged about $60,
aud fully Insured. The police arrested Hart on the charge
of drunkenness.
The alarm of fire for the Eighth distriot last night,
about half- past' seven o'clock, was caused by a chimney
taking fire at No. 97 Washington street, oorner of Rector
street.
Political Intelligence.
KNOW NOTHING B, ATTENTION.
Among the Importation* by the whip Northern Light,
brought to Boston lant week from Calcutta, ?u one box
containing three Hindoo god*. They were entered at the
Custom Houie "a* object s of taste," valued at $0 only,
and admitted duty free.
MARYLAND UNITED 8TAWS SENATOR.
The Annapolis Republican mention* a rumor that Got.
Llgon will refuse to give tht Hon. Anthony Kennedy his
commission ?* United State* Senator, on the ground that
he was ineligible at the time of hla (lection to that post.
The following ia a portion of the constitution bearing
upon the subject, which la supposed to sustain the ob
jection : ?
No Senator or Delegate, after qi*lifylng a* snob, shall,
during the term for wbicb he waa elected, be eligible to nny
office. which shall have beea created ,or the salary or profits of
which shall have been Increased during stiCb tern), or shall
during that time hold anyeAce or receive the salary or proQU
or any office, under the appointment ot the Executive at Le
gislature.
Mr. Kennedy's term of qflioe as United States Senator
does not eommence until Maroh, 1867, and therefore the
restriction ean by no possibility affect him until that
time.
THE WASHBURNB IN CON0RK88.
Israel Washburn, Jr., M. C. from Maine; C. C. Wash
burn, M. C. from Wisconsin; Elihu B. Washburn, M. C.
from Illinois; and William D. Washburn, of Maine, assist
ant clerk of the House of ReitysentaMve*, are brother*.
Another of the brothers has lately been e.eoted I'residsnt
of the San Francisco Library Association, and will no
doubt next year be brought forward as a candidate for
Congressional honors.
HOW IT WAS DONE.
In the nomination of Itr. Fillmore lor the Presidency,
seventy -one delegates in his fhr or were permitted to caat
one hundred and seventy-nine vote* for him. This is
what we call the largest liberty In the exestlae of suf
frage.
The Burlington, Vt., free Prat (whig) says, to nomi
nate Mr. Fillmore was one thing; to eleot him Is a very
different affair. With bis party in New York divided by
the disaffection of the George Law men, he stands not
the gbost of a chance of carrying his own State; and we
see small reason to believe that he will oarry three State*
In the Union, if he doe* one.
The New I /rod on Chronicle (Know Nothing) supports
the ?tate American nominations, bat repudiates Fillmore
and Done U on.
The Hon. Isaac K Blester, a member of the last Con
gress Irom the l^incaster district of Pennsylvania, has
formally and publicly joined the democratic party. He
was the leader of the hUver greys or national whig* of
iAncaster, who, though triumphant over the anti-slavery
wing of the wbigs of that district In an open contest,
proved no match for them as they appeared in the new
American organiia'ion. Th< whig party, onoe so power
ful and vict< rlous in tbat cunty, appears now to be
hopelessly divided and detracted.
The Philadelphia Penntylranian end the Lancaster
(Pa ) /ntflligencfr, both formerly administration paper*,
have hoisted lhe rime of Jamee Buchanan as the demo
cratic candidate for President.
Tie l'eiersburg Democrat, Vnlley Democrat. Rnckinghnm
HtriUlnr, S'aurUn i Kindt atcr, IvyncAtrurg Hepvblvan V<it
I y Star, and other Virginia papers are nnt ia favor of R.
M. T. flutter as the democratic candidate for the Presi
dency,
Dramatic and BMulcol Blatters.
The great influx of strangets, generally business men,
who are after hprlng good*, haH hod an enlivening effect
on public amuMiMDti. All the theatre* have done a
pretty good week's business.
The Broad wat Theatre has been doing a great business
with " Heme, the Hunter." As a pieoe of stage "bow
we hate never seen it exceeded, and the large amount of
non?eni>e talked about the danger attendant upon its
performance has bad the effect to increase the desire of
the people to see it. The killed and wounded are aU do
Ing well, we believe. The piece will be played wet
nigbt this ?wk; and as it is more a matter of sight see
ing **"" anything else, people ought to secure goo
i cat* in advance. Everybody will see it, as a matter o
cuiiosity.
At Bumob'h TnxATBi, Mis. Charles Howard has op
peered as Francine, in " Grist to the Mill," and LetitU
Hardy, In the " Belle's Stratagem." She made a stron
impression in the first named part. The " WinVer'
Tale " has also been given to large houses, and it will b*
repeated to- night, with the musical fatoe celled ?' Jenny
Lind," in which Mrs. Howard will act. A new faroe for
Tuesday.
At Wallace's, "The Knights of the Round Table"
has draw* large houses. Opinions differ as to its merit.
We beitsve that it oould not hare been successful any
where tftee. It In saved by g*>d acting, capital scenery,
costumes, &c., &c. We have seen no better acting tor.*
leng time than that of Walcot, Lester, Brougham and
Mm. Hoey in this piece. Mrs. Brougham's benefit to
night. Two of her husband's best productions, the
"Game of Life" and "Pooa-hon-tos, nuke up the
bill.
At Lacka Kkkse's Varieties, "Novelty" has made
quite a hit. The new drama, so long underlined, is to
be done to-night. It is by Charles Reode, and is called
"Two Loves and a Life." Miss Keene, Jordan and H.
Hall, play the principal parte. "Novelty" will also be
^t Niulo's, this evening, the "Elf King," the "Sesret
Mairiage," and a dlvertlsement, with M'lle Robert Mr.
Niblo hailed in the Atlantic, on Saturday, for Eorope, to
tteci:re attractions for the coming season.
At the Broadway Variktieb, this evening, the Marsh
Children will appear in "Biack Eyed Susan" and the
" Wandering Minstrel."
The lUrrr Man has been quite a favorite with the au
diences at Wood's Minstrels during the week. He will
come out again iliis evening.
The Buckleys, 639 Broadway, do a new burlesque
"The Count of Ice Baxg," with a capital concert pro
gramme.
Excursions to China and Japan take place every night,
at the Broadway Atheneum, No. 654 Broadway.
The Thebpian Dramatic Association give an entertain
ment at the Brooklyn Museum on Tuesday. "Love's Sa
crifice" and ' The Omnibus" is the MIL
Mrs. L-idora Ci-ark announces a concert at the Brook
lyn Polytechnic Institute, on Thursday of this week.
Paul Juliw's benefit, and last concert previous to his
departure for New Orleans, Havana and Europe, takes
place this evening, at the City Assembly Rooms, 448
Broadway. Everybody oujht to go.
M. Gchtayb Naqukt gave a pleasant soiree at the As
sembly Rooms, on Friday. His lecture en Rachel was
very good. There was a full houie, and the affair wUl
bear repetition.
Actors in Town.? Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Davenport (Liz
zie Weston), of the Walnut street theatre, Philadelphia;
Mr. Fleming, late manager of the National theatre; Mr.
George E. Lccke, the Yankee oomedian, and Mr. F. A.
Vincent, were in town last week. There is a rumor that
Mr. Marshall will shortly transfer Mr. and Mrs. Daven
port to the Broadway, and we hope It Is true.
Obituary.? Mr. Macgregor Macdonald, a member of
Mr. English's company, at Lynn, Mass., died on the 22d.
Mr. Macdonald was born in Dutchess county, New York,
and was about 27 years of age. He acted as an amateur
far several years, when a clerk in one of the departments
at the City Hall. Political changes deprived him of his
place, and be adopted the stage as a profession, playing
first is Boston. He married Miss Chisholm, a member of
the Howard Athenieum company, in 1862. He was an
estimable gentleman and a fair actor.
Mr. Ciiarlks Jacobs, an American tenor, has lately
made a sensation at tbe Italian theatres, under the name
of Carlo Jacob!. He is a native ot this city, and Is bro
ther to the "original."
Philadelphia. ? The Italian Opera (Academy corps)
opened at the Walnut, after a very successful month in ?
Boston, on Monday. There was a fine house; not crowd
ed, however. " Lucrezia Borgia" was the opera, and
the Quakers don't like it. The performance, except
Didiee's Brindisi, in "n Segreto," kc., was not brilliant.
Lsgiange is rather a fragile Lucrezia, and Brignoli is more
affected and awkward than ever. We hear that the
week has been a pretty good one. There is a German
theatre at the City Museum; and at the Arch they were
doing a fossil remain of Massinger's, " The Fatal Dowry,"
with F. B. Conway In the principal port. Mr. Ro
gers, the scenic artist, has married Miss Dickens, of the
Walnut. The new Academy of Music Is very muoh like
that in New York, and is In a worse situation, if that is
possible. It will be finished this spring. Phila
delphia is sadly in want of "a U'ood theatre. The
actors are good enough, but the houses are old and badly
I constructed. It is a singular tact that Boston, with one
fourth the population of Philadelphia, has two oommo
dious ani elegant theatres, and two splendid music halls,
jrhlle the Quaker City has not a theatre fit for a company
of strollers, or a hall good enough for a dog with a musl
oal bark. The horse opera i*. however, well provided tor
I in the new ampitheatre of Welch, Lent k Co., Walnut
i street, near Eighth. There is a spacious and comfortable
auditorium, with good opportunities to get in and out, a ,
good stage tor spectacles, and some ingenious machinery, |
by which it can be converted into a circle for equestrian i
exhibitions. We should think that such an establish- ]
ment would pay in New York. J. E. McDonough has
Joined the company at the Walnut.
Trot . Anna Cruise took a benefit at the Adelphi on
Friday evening, when Mr. James C. Dunn, formerly of
the Bowery theatre, sang " I'm Afloat," and Miss Cruise
appeared in Madeline, in the drama of "The Foundling of
Paris," and Louise, in the farce of "The Moustache
Movement." The Museum is advertised for rent.
Mobile.? E. L. Davenport was playing here on the 21st.
Albany.? Mrs. T. S. Iiomblln has been plevlng Ioa
here, much to the delight of the editor of the StaU Regi j
<er.
Loiibtillb.? Mr. and Mm. Barney Williams art playing
at the theatre. Mrs. Macrcady and Oamllle Urso are
giving readings and violin aoloi at Mozart Hall.
Br. Lorra.? Ciocca, Monplafsir and others have been
airing the ballet at Bates' theatre, and there haa been
quite a lively disc us sic n as to how much of her jollie
jambe* the belle Cioooa ought to display. Theoritlsof
the.'/'i'Iet designates:?
The performance at Bates' theatre as "delicate, mo
dest and proper," and go?s on to Ray, "Stage dancing is
usually lascivious and suggertAre ol impurity. Dansauses
tio frequently indulge In coevementfl to inflame the pas
sions and exhibit themselves In attitudes to exsite Im
pure thoughts. This, we will do Clooca the credit to
say, Is not her style. She makes no effort to display her
figure indecently, as we have observed In those who be
long to ber profession, bat all her movement* are grace
ful and proper, artistle and modest."
The Evening City Item don't life this and says:?
That Ciocca Is a good danoer, no one will qnssiion ; but
her style is voluptuous, her every movement abandoned.
What amounts to an indecent exposure of the figure, we
will not attempt to say ; bat when gentlemen, as the critic
himself says, go into the parqne ;te to have a better view,
we consider the dancltgto beat least suggestive. The fact
is, Clooca wears no more skirts than other danseuse, and
even less. She is a very spirited and dashing danoer; and
if she can execute a mauling pirouette, oares not how
much of her form Is seen. Whether the standing on one
foot and stretching the other out in a horizontal line, is
classic or not, we weuJd not say, as in our researches we
never n.et with a piece of statuary or a painting where a
flgure was in that position. That It is dlfliowt to per
form, we admit; but like a boy's first effort to stand on
one foot and put his toe in his mouth, we regard it as Car
from graceful; and when we view it la the light of
modesty, we have nothing to say, only we think that
this display of the flgure is not mace without effort. A
the erttic men i Ions Ciocca in comparison with other
members of her profession, it is no more than just that
she should b* ju?!ff?d accordingly. We lia\e in our city
one of the best ilsLcers In the country, Miss I<ouisa Pray.
Does the gentleinsnly critic mean, by his words, to con
vey th< idfs that her dancing is not chaste and pr?p?r?
In comparison wi'h Ciocca, she is modesty itself. H?r
'lancing is oompos?d ri beautiful steps and figures as
besuti'ul as those of Ciocca and she doe* not depend up
on lefty bcuuli sn<1 (xpirerive peroi.t-tts to "stte-eh the
gspmir ejes of idiot win. Cs38W may bribe he
semual to applarse, hut Miss l'ray g liens gracefully into
the gori gtac?s of he refined.
At the 1 eople's, Mr. I'annoofort and Miss kdwardswore
I starring. The luw, speaking ol one of u>e company,
says: ? ''It is our belief that maeh more of real genius
iurks in the tkin ot thin gtntleman than the St. I/ouis
pablle ban ever given him credit for." Queer place for
genius, that I
Bohton.? Mr. W. Marshall ha* been starring In ' rZafa
d," a new play by J. S. Jonw, at tbe Boston. Q. H.
Griffiths will open the Nation*! to night, with "Heme,
tbe Hunter." There wai a festival at the Music IUU, in
| honor of Crawford's statue of Beethoven, which has just
teen get up in the Hall. The Howard Atheiueuia in to
et.
Ciurlkbton, S. C.? Mrs. Julia Dean Hayne commenced
i n engagement here lafit Wo&esday, to take her farewell
Of the Charleston stage. RoHnson k Wired 's circus had
arrived, and opened Februarr 26th.
Dxtkoit.? George Jamison was playing here last week.
Washington, D. C. ? Mr. Jirrett haa relinquished the
National to Ford. Mr. E. Eddy plays Richelieu this
t veiling.
Richmond, Va.? Miss Margwet Mitchell had a iarewell
benefit here on Friday.
New Orleans.? On the 22dult. Mr. Collins played two
Irish partB at the 8t. Charta. The I'yne Opera Com
pany played the "Bohemian Girl" at the Gaiety, and
"Norma" was done at tbe Orfcsns.
Biitalo ? Mr. C. W. Could ?ck and Miss C. Cramp ton
are playing at the Metropolitan. Mr. McVioker will
shortly appear here.
Personal Intelligence.
The Maryland Legislature elected, February 28, by joint
ballot, Colonel Llewellyn Boyle, late Secretary to Com.
modore Mayo, XJ. S. N., State Librarian.
Chief Justice Williams, of Connecticut, visited the
House ot Representatives, in Boston, on the 28th nit.
Hon. James Buffinton, member of Congress, was in
Boston on the 27th ult., and left the Bame afternoon for
Washington.
Hon. A. F. Maiwll, representative in Congress from
Florida, arrived inTensacola on the 20th ult.
General Cusbtaan, who is cimrnlaakraer on the part of
the Unite! States to Qx the limits ot the fisheries on tbe
Atlantic coast, has made a irief visit to Washington.
The active duties of the commission will be resumed early
in the spring.
Rev. J. P. Thompson, of NewfYork, is to lecture before
the Mechanics' Lyceum of Pmtsmoutb, N. H., on Tues
day evening next. Rev. T. Starr King will follow, on
Thursday evening. March 18; and Hon. John P. Hale is
engaged to close the course. The Mercantile Association
are expecting Hon. Rnfoa Choate to deliver the con
cluding lecture of their course at an oarty day.
A French paper BayB:? "Among the daguerreotypes on
exhibition In the gallery ot art in the Crystal Palace, i?
the likeness of a young lady in Virginia, United States of
America, and which was purchased by Lady Morgan, of
England, for fifty dollars." Thia lady, we understand, ii
Miss Martha Haines Butt, ot Norfolk.
The London Timet, of February 11, saya:? We believe
that the Duke ot Wellington haa tendered his resigna
nation as Master of the Horse. It will have been ob
served that his Grace voted in the majority against go
vernment npon Lord Lyndhurst's motion for referring
Lord Wenaley dale's patent to a Committee of Privileges.
All the musical celebrities at preaent in Paria attended
on the morning ol January 81 at the Church of La Trlnite,
in the Rue de Clicby. to assist at the marriage ot Mdlle.
Damoieau-Cinti to M. Weckerlln. The witnesses on the
part of the bride were MM. Balevy and Aubre. and on
that of the bridegroom M. Porrin, director of the Opera
Comlque, andM. Bernaert. Among tbe persona invited
to the ceremony were MM. Rossini and Adam, and a
great number of dramatic arlitUt. The aoloa at the maaa
were sung by Mil. LevaaMur, Ponchard, jun., and
Bonnehes.
Tbe president of the Legislative Body of France gave a
grand ball on Friday evening, 1st inst. Queen Christina
of Spain and the Princess Mathilde honored it with their
presence.
The Count de Chambord haa aent a circular to a num
ber of Orleaniata and legitimists, in France, informing
them officially that the "fusion" is a fait accompli, an l
exhorting them to imitate the example of the chiefs of
the two houses, and sink all party differences and ani
mosities.
Among the passengers by the Atrato, arrived at South
ampton (Keg.) lately, was a rich Chilian lady. Her
destination was Paris, whither she was going fur medical
advioe. She left Valparaiso In a ship bound for Europe
rot cd Cape Horn, aocompanied by a little girl, her
daughter, and a man servant. In this ship they were
shipwrecked, and they reached England at length <? tne
Atrato; the laoy having thus travelled 10,000 mile* in
search of a pbyeloian. IHt.eate and a long and disastrous
voyage bad enfeebled her frame, and when ahe left the
Atsato she was dying. Her father, who waa in Paris wait
ing for her, waa telegraphed for, btit he waa too late to see
her alive. She had time to receive the consolations of
religion, when she expired at one or the hotels of thf
town.
Balfe, the compoier, haa returned to London, after an
absence tf four years, passed in Italy, Germany and
Bufgia. lie has everywhere been received with the dis
tinction due to bii genius and reputation, and haa every
where sustained the musical honor of his country. His
chief works have been produced at the principal conti
nental theatre*; the ' Bohemian Girl," in particular,
gained a popularity at Vienca, Berlin, Frankfort, Trieste,
atd other places, little inferior to that which it bad en
joyed in England.
KB. DODGK ENJOYING THE CABNIVAL IN MADRID.
The Madrid correspondent of the London Time*, writing
' on 4th ultimo, says: ?
We are now in the midst of the carnival, and nothing
but fun and folly seems thought of. Yesterday, as tbe
worthy representative of the United States, Mr. Dodgf,
was riding towards the Prado, a mask sprung on the
horse behind him with a clever jump, and pronouncing
his name, insisted on accompanying him on his ride, in
that position. Mr. Dodge not exaotly relishing m??ing
so public a display, and conceiving that the voice of
his would-be companion was not wholly unknown to
him, got down and consigned his horse to the discretion
of the mark, who in due conrse of time returned it by
? messenger to the owner, giving a fictitious name.
CASK OF TBB BON. MISS MURRAY.
The tondon Court Journal says:? Several statements
have appeared in our contemporaries in reference to
tie Hon. Miss Murray and her American work, in which
some misapprehensions appear to prevail regarding the
position of that lady in the royal Household. The fasts
are these: ? Miss Murray had been, up to about a year
since, maid of honor (not lady in waiting) to the Queen.
She filled that office since the period of her Majesty's
accession for about eighteen years, and, therefore, with
out being very ungallant, we may say was not in that
bloom of youth which one is wont to associate with tbe
title of maid of honor. Miss Murray had, in faot, reached
a period of service beyond what Is customary. Her Ma
jesty, however, with that delicate consideration which
she so eminently possesses, made Miss Murray an extra
maid of honor, which waa equivalent to permission to
retire upon full salary. Since her appointment as extra
maid ot honor Miss Murray has done no duty at Court,
and she doubless would have no difficulty In obtaining
unlimited leave of absence from the lx>rd Chamberlain.
Her position is, therefore, merely nominal; and whatever
opinion her Majesty may have respecting Miss Murray's
prv slavery predilections, it has not been evinoed in any
way to affect ttei lady's material interests.
ARRIVALS.
At the Metropolitan Hotel? Hon. D. A. Noble. Mlshlran;
Si Hlu'iC?rd' Hon w P- Converse, New Orleans;
Oov. C. H. Mason, Washington Territory; Gov. T. M. IMmond,
Rhode Island: A. H. Hovey, Syracuse; Mr. and Mrs. C. H.
Mulrheld, Philadelphia; W. Gibson, V. 8. Navy; Don Sr. Ar
fovea, Mexico: D. B. Camp. Georgia; Oeo. 8. Fisher, Illinois;
Wm. H. Morton, SL Paul; lion. T. Butler King, Georgia; J. M.
Brooke, D. 8. Army.
From Charleston, In steamship Marion- W Elliott, Robert
Prim e. Mr Hubbard andladj. M Israel, M Brussnl, BM
Win* lock, 8 A Wlnstoek, D Werner, Majfamlth, R Horseman.
H Bent, U 8 Wetman, H H Be.aney, BTbraves. H nuhmd,
A H Abrahams, A B Montgomery. W W Montgomery, Jno
Lawrenoe, Mrs 0 H HcUenbaok and three children- It in the
steer sge.
DEPARTURES.
For Char'sston, par steamship Nashv?le-T M Horsey, B
Reed, D Aj>pleton,B Y Paddock, Robt R Alexander. J H Van
?ess, O van Nass. HOpenhelm, John K BartleM. J O Bai
Ue. B-Tsppm*. T B Wstoon, O B Savage, Mrs A hbldwlfik, W
Bmlth, Robt Morrow, W L Moms. Miss 8 A Morris, Miss J
MoitU, Miss M Bhepard, G 8 Bottwood, J M White, A
baok, JnoN Siegfried. Clms TPhnipn, Mrs Cohen. Mrs Dicken
son ssid two ohl dren, A Remington, U Bloomlield, L Lefsver;
B Pomroy. B A Bufter. W J Bray Km, P H Kenyon, G O Hid
den, 8 Fab-brother, 8 ?Harris, fcdw Randall, P. R Tllliu*
bast, Thos L I'arher, Jbo C Cuunlsgham, R T < (shorn, N Ham
m?t, P M Campbell, Andrew J Tweedy, D F Ilowe, j M Kast
tran. J G Crane? and 19 In the steerage.
For Savancah. In the steamship Florida? R M Brown, Lewis
Yoiing. M Uftaw, Charles De Coekertlle. R h llatdaway,
K Blum. Jacob Uowenberg. George 8 Nichols, Mrs F 8 Nor
rj?, Mfts J Norris, Ml>i K Norrts, 8 T Qreely and l*dr, Mr*
Bell andehM, Mrs Oeorge B Caahart. child and nurse. W Oal
toher, 8 Dickey, Mrs fl A Carpepder, Miss M F Wyeth, T Mc
Kenna, J K Flqnet, Mrs M a Dillon, .lolin Lougheridge, K H
wnltb, J W Kin*, K W Blood, W W Hartiflsld, Jsseph H
liartsfleld. A J Btampa, Cbas T Goodhue, Jr; 8 J Leech, W D
Brpns. John R Reese, George W a Jenkins, N C Trowbridge.
John M Dow, David Asber, J M Reinliard, W U Dunn? and 3
in tbe steersge.
Appointment* bjr the President,
HT AND WITH nil A0VICK AND COJUOWr of THE miNATB.
John B. Norman, Surveyor of the Custom* at New Al
bany, Indiana. Tic* J amen U. Morrimin, declined.
Jol n O. Waterman, m Surveyor of tbe Cu?tomn, at
Cortland, Oregon Territory, vice Wo. M. King, removed.
REAPPOINTMENTS.
Woodford Mabry, Collector of the Custom* for the diM
?rlct of Bruniiwlck, Georgia.
Henry D. Norton, Surveyor of the Cuxtoma at Copuno,
Tkzaa.
John A. Cavedo, Sorveyor of the Cuatoma at Fernanda
na, Florida.
Cupiom Houbk Hit* Abandoned. ? The Trcaaury
Department have been compelled to aoandon the nite ??
lected lor Ihe new cut torn house and post office at I'la'tn
bnrg, New Yoik. on account of being unable to obtain u
natliilactory title to It.
The 1'abernacle Meeting.
TO THE I.DITOR OP TBK flKHAI.D.
Pm? Observing in lie Hhui.i> of the l.t of March, ray
n?me a? ore cf the Vice l'iMttd*nt? of the ratlii ja'lou
meeting at ihe Tabernacle, 1 vl<h to nay, through yonr
cuiuuiiia. that It wm m,e<l wUb ut my knowledge or con
*?ot. DR. J. U. LfcVUUWiJt
Anniversary of At. Davld'i Benevolent So
ciety.
The Mxteenth anniversary of this society wu cele
brated on Satuiday evening, at the Metropolitan Hotel.
Theie were about two hundred present, Including the
member* of the society and the invited guests, oo ads ting
of the Presidents and several of the members of the other
benevolent national societies. A magnificent dinner?
such a dinner as only the Metropolitan Hotel can furnish
?was set betore the company; and the banquettlng room
was appropriately decorated with the banner of the soci
ety and the American flag. When the many good things
ptovided by the Messrs. Leland were thoroughly discuss,
ed, the toasts, the |speakiog andj the singing ware com
menced.
The PustDKNT before giving the first regular toast spoke
of the hospitable manner in which he had been reoelved
at the anniversaries of the other national sooteties in
this city. For this he desired to return his sincere
thanks, and he felt certain in doing so he was but expres
sing the feelings of his brother members oi the St. David's
Association. He then read a letter from Horatio Gates
Jones, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Historical Society,
in which that gentleman bestows a glowing eulogy upon
the Welsh nation, and states that William Peon was of
Cambrian desotnt. After reading other letters, the Presi
dent gave the following toast:?
The day? Commemorated in honor of Cambria and the Cam
brian race.
Mr. J am ra Joints responded by singing a national Welsh
song, entitled "The Blind Minstrel," and after whlsh the
second regular toast was given, as follows:?
Walee? While memoryjholds her empire, S3 long shall our
hearts cling to thee.
Mr. At Thomas, the celebrated harpist, performed a
medley of Welsh airs on the harp, and wi h a spirit that
routed the enthusiasm of hiB audience. It is seldom we
have listened to such a treat. Mr. Ap Thomas, In com
pliance with the unanimous desire of the company, re
peated the medley.
The third toast was as follows:?
Tha Queen? May ber intercourse with the nations of the
esrlb be as friendly as krr relations with ber own subjects are
happy. The response to this was the national anthem of "Qod
Save the Queen."
Then followed the fourth toast:?
The President of the United States? The federal head of the
free nation of America, elected by the entire suffrage of the
people? he is both the guardltn of the rights of the citizen and
the protector of the national honor.
Mr, Thomas sang " The Flag of Our Union, ".which was
grteted with the most enthiuiastio cheering.
The Pkbudrnt gave the following toasts:
i The memory of Washington and the Patriots of 78. Drank
In silence.
Pur Sister Societies? Their mission Is to do good, their motto
humanity. We welcome their reoresentatives ti our festive
board, and tender them the hand of true fellowship.
To this the I "residents of the St. Andrew's, the St. Pa
trick's and the St. Nicholas societies responded, and In
oenalnMon gave theie sentiments:?
By Mr. Nokiuk, of St. Andrew's Soslety:? " The sons
and daughters of EWalep, at home and abroad, ever dis
tinguished for Industry, intelligence and independence
of spirit. "
By Mr. Sttabt, of St. Patrick's Society ? "The de
scendants df St. David? Having sprung from a noble an
cestry, their conservative and consistent prlcclples will
always prove a strong safeguard for the Institutions of
their adopted country."
By Mr. Van Wagnek, of the Kt Nicholas Society? "St.
Winifred's Well? Fit emblem of the soothing balm which
the true Welshman never tails to administer to a brother
in sorrow or in poverty."
By Mr. Bon.nkk, of the New England Society? "The St.
David's Society? Its high prosperity evidences alike the
excellence of its object and organization and the merits
of its administration."
Mr. Coatsb sang "Here's a Health to Our Friends,"
Ac., after which this toa t was given .?''The city of New
York? The Commercial Queen of the World." Mr. Elijah
F. Purdy responded in a w happy and appropriate re
marks, in which he di . justice to the Empire City.
Of the city governmeii. ae had, he said, but little to say,
and the least said was soonest mended. Hegave, in con
clusion. the sentiment ? "1'eaoe to the nations of the
earth ad happiness to the people thereof."
"The Charitable Institutions ot the State of New
York," W4S the next toast, and was responded to by Mr.
Simeon Diaper, who, after complimenting the St. David's
Society on its efficiency in deeds of charity, and speaking
In terms of praise of the public benevolent institutions
of our city, gave the following sentiment: ? '? The II a ion
of Charitable Institutions tor the Banellt of the Poor of
?very Clime."
The toast to the Press, " the Advocate and Defender of
Truth, Its Purity is the National Purity, Its Corruption
Is tbe National Corruption," was responded to by Dr.
Jones. Ho said that there were two flourishing papers
published in New York. exclusively In the Welsh lan
guage. The first was called the ffrcaih arul Watchman,
and was edited by H. N. W. Jones & Morgan A. Kills,
which had about five thouiand subscribers. The other,
more recently established, was oalled the Camhro Ameri
can, and was edited.by J. M. Jonet, and had a good circu
lation. They were neutral in politics, while they dissemi
nated much general intelligence, with articles on the arts
and sciences, lhe former had published popular esstys
on physiology, geologv. &c., neatly illustrated. Ttie
speaker reniarked tnat If pa per 3 Iff some instances of tho
craft overstepped what was due to self respect and to the
claims ot individual rights, they nevertheless were the in
struments of doing much good. No obje st of benevolence
was agitated, no great work proposed or new invention
made without the aid of the press being Invoked; and no
where was it more cheerfully given than in tbe United
Stales. And what would politicians and ?peechmakers for
Buncombe do if it was not for thejpresa? |The speaker said
that ecltors were like other shrewd men who htd to live
with their eyes<and ears open. He related a story of an
editor who started a paper in a new village at tbe West
The town was infested by gamblers, whose presence was
a source ot annoyance to the citizens, and who told the
new editor that if he did not come out against them they
would not patronise his paper. He replied that he wouM
Cve them a "smasher" next dsy. Sure enougn his next
sue contained the promised "smasher. " On the following
morning, the redoubtable editor, seissors in hand, was
outtiDg out news, when in waited a large man, with a
club In hand, who demanded to know if the editor was
In. "No, sir," was the reply; "he has stepped out.
Take a seat and read the papers; he will return In a tew
minutes." Down sat the indignant man of cards, crossed
his legs, with his clnb between them, and commenced
reading a paper. In the meantime the editor quietly
vamosed down stalls, and at the landing bebw he met
another excited man, with a cudgel in hand, who asked
\ him If the editor was in. "Yes, sir," was the prompt
reply; '"you will find him seated up stairs, reading a pa
per." lhe latter, on entering the room, with a furious
oath, commenced a violent assault on the former, which
was resisted with equal ferocity. The fight continued
until they had both rolled to the foot ot the stairs, and
pounded each other to their hearts' content.
Several other toists were given, after which the com
pany dispersed, and the banquet hall was soon deserted.
St. David, whose memory Is thus honored every year
by the society which bears his name, was a native of
Wales, and so far as the question ol his birth Is con
cerned, had an indisputable claim to the title of the
Patron Saint. It was different, however, with St. George
cf England, or St. Patriok of Ireland, neither of whom
were natives of those countries. According to Gib tan.
St George was a most unmitigated scamp: but then
Gibbon was sn infidel, and of oourse is not to be trusted
when speaking or writing on such subjects. In the se
lection of their patron saint the Welah rejected all
foreign claims and pretensions, and may therefore be
considered real ben a fide genuine Knew Nothings. St
David was born, we believe, in Cardiganshire, some time
in the fifth century, and was one or the most distinguish
ed bishops of the Catholic church. His canonization
tonk place fivo or six hundred years after his death,
during tfce papacy of Pope Calixtus. He founded twelve
monasteries, and oocupled the bishopric for a period of ,
sixty years.
pw? Canada Po?(?ge?\e?v Amngmcnt.
?B Post Office Dwaktmknt. >
M Wasuwciton. Feb. 19, 1866. >
My atteation ha* been called to the circumstance that
letters enclosed in the United Slate* stamped envelopea,
or prepaid with United State* postage stamp*, a re receiv
ed in tbi4 country from Canada charged by oar fcontUr
exchsrge oflicern ae unpaid.
Tbi>i practise on tbe part of the United State* exchange
offlors U, strictly speaking, correct, a* each country r fr
ee gnizee it* own postage stamps only In tbe prepayment
of letters, and henee M is irregular to use United State*
stamp* in the prepayment of letters from Canada.
But, inaftnoch as the farties addressed fee! aggrieved
if postage is demanded on the delivery of such letter*, and
ui ge tbat tbe praaiioe of charging them as unpaid ope
rates as a hardship upon them, the postage having been
once received by thi* Department, I am disposed to treat
tor the future such letters a* prepaid, and deliver them
as such.
You will, therefore, discontinue the preeent practice of
charging letters of this character a* unpaid In United
States stamps, and forward them to destination without
additional charge. JAMErf CAMPBELL.
Til hex Thousand Dollar* m Gold Mtsereo,
**nf*>TB8i'i!KnTt T*i)TiiKRKF0R ? The street was full of
1 umorx Friday ffirenoon, In regard to the mysterious dls
aD|>earsnoe or a bag of gold from one of the Boston banks,
valued, as one rumor has it, at $6,000, and another at
(3,000, and tftie substitution therefor of a bag of rents,
valued at e'ght dollars. Tbe fact* in the ca*e, so for as we
have been able to ascertain them, are a* follows :? In the
usual' couree of but iness the Granite Bank drew on the Mar
ketUank for the sum of $8,000, in favor of the Exchange
Bank. In payment of this draft, the Market Bank delivered
a hsg, re a ?d in the usual meaner, and purportlngto con
tain $3.i 00 in gold. The Exchange Bank riyjeived it, and
on examining it found that it oontained eight dollars, in
rents, whioh gave it the required wiight of a $3,000 hag
ot gold ex, in. it waa immediately sent baok to the Market
Bank, and there redeemed. The Market Rank ?ay that
h, y received It frrtn the (Irani'* Bank, and tbe Craoite
?aj? it teceived the bag from the Merchants' Bank. The
M? rehants' ray this cannot be so, for their specie has all
been examined, emptied from the bags and weighed by '
the Bank Commissioners with'naday ortwo. The ( Irani to
adheres to tbe sta'ement thai the bar they gave the
Maiket was the one tbry reieived from the Merchants';
ami if it. c< utaired gold, as the latter says, of course it I
1h not tbe bag of oents, and heore the (Iranlt* Bank re
ttiHe* to rect-ive It. Thes.? are all the facts tbat are at
pieient known In regard to it The Market Rank has g ?4
ihe bag ol een's, bu; where the g?ld is that thess c?nte
Vurportsd fo rtp'exetit or how they c.arne there, are
act yet solved.? ZviWu u*rt!\ 1.
The Kocont Propoastla to Hwarre City OfUU
Who in to Have the Contract T
A resolution, it will, doubtless, be remembered, paseed,
a few days since, tbe Common Council Boards, directing
the City Inspector to advertise for proposal* for re
movinp deed horses end other deed animal* from tke
city, together with the aocumulating offal. refuse ne
terial end nuisances generally requiricg removal, M eaa
breced within the Reynolds prior offfcl con tree ta. fa
theiie proposals seventeen bide were reoeived, offering to
give the city for the contract, for fire yean? the pertd
specified? hums varying from 98,000 to $400, annaa%.
It will probably also be remembered that the parti?
maklcg the three highest bide? the one Of 98,000, mm
of $6,6C?, and one of 96,000? together with their snrotfea,
foiled respectively to appear before the City Tmiimtfx
when notified to execute the contract. Mr. Geeqg
A. Forbes, who put in the fourth bid of 94,00*
appeared with parties who coasented to heoesai
duly hound as hU securities in 900,000 ? to
amount required. In view of those bidding tbe thsw
larger amounts foiling to present themselves, and to
stop m future fraudulent and speculative proposal*, the
City Inspector, it wi.l doubtless be recollected, sent to a
communication last week to the Board of Altarmea?
which wa? published in the Hkrald ? calling attentate to
the bids in question, and recommending the adipaoa of
an ordinance whereby the Corporation may be pro U wet
against bide evidently sever intended to be acoepted, aad
tiom their combined charaoter designed as a fraud apoa
those putting In Ixma Jidt bide. The subject of the ordi
nance, together with the bide, was referred to the Com
mittee on Ordinances.
On Sa turds y last, at 3 P. M., the committee? Alderaaa
Ely, CbairmaL? met at the City Hall. There-was qplta a
numerous aitetoance present. The Chairman stated
that at a prior Bieeting of the committee they had In
vestigated partially Into the character of the three high
est bids for a contract to remove the city offal for tho
ensuing five jeers, though not to the extent tbf
declie. None of the partiee then came be'ure
the committee, although notified of the meeting.
They had all bten notified a second time to appear sib
that meeting, and lie deeired to be informed if any ot
them were now present to make it known.
There was no response.
Alderman Ely ? I fee there are none of them here, aaA
It is probable they will not be forthcoming.
hx-Counoiliran Ksd was then called on to state what
he knew of Joeeph Lacy, the party alleged to have put to
the highest bid ot 98,000. Mr. Reed stated that a man at
this name lodged formerly at his place, No. 19 Bowery, ito
had not seen him for a month, and did not know where
he was to be found, lie was not worth anything. Bt
considered him an irresponsible man.
Mr. R. C. Downing stated that George A. Scherf, whs
put In the second highest bid (95,600), was not to to
found. Jchn Reed, who put in the thiid bid (9A>00flt
was to be found, but hi* sureties refused to justify, at
George A. Forbes, who put in the fourth bid (94,000), ha
added, he had satisfied himself fully of the character
and reliability ot his bureties, as also his individual rea
pomlbi ity In the matter.
Mr. Jonn E. Devlin here Informed the committee torik
he appeared to resist awarding the contract to tor.
Forbes, the last mentioned party, lie should do so, ha
said, by <ndeavoring to show that the contrast should to
given to Messrs. Carrol & Cranston, who put In the fittfc
bid for 93,700. He aeked tiir.e to be allowed him, whew
he alleged he would prr.ve that Mr. Forbes' bid emanated
from a combination of parties formed to oheat bona fifa
bidders, and thus secure an advantageous bargain to
themselves; further, that the sureties in the ease wen
not worth the amount required to make them eomp%
tent; and finally, that Mr. Forbes himself waa a MS m
no pecuniary responsibility whatever. He adcM Ml
Mr. Carrol, one ot the parties he appeared for, jar
removing the offai of the city at his own expense, TjjBh
permission of tbe Mayor, and had been doing eodKto
the 2d of last January.
Alderman Elt? I was not aware of thla being the caas^
but supposed the city was still pay ing the prim under ttw
Reynolds oontract.g
Alderman Tlckxb? I supposed so too.
Mr. Devi in, to sbow the oorrectness of his assertion
here presented the license of his Honor the Mayor to Mr.
Carroll to the effect-he had stated, touring date, Jiway
2, 1866, with the authority subjoined by the former Ctto
Inspector.
The Chairman observed that in view of this important
fact that the city was not paying anything at present for
removirg its oflal, there was not that necessity tor de
spatch in awarding the oontract he had supposed. It
was thereupon agreed by the committee to rive Mr.
Devlin the time and opportunity to prove what he had
stated, when tbe committee adjourned to Friday after
noon . Meanwhile it was announoed that an ordinaa ? as
j if commended to protect the Corporation against futora
fraudulent bids would be prepared for early preaeatatiaa
! to the Board.
Police Intelligence.
ANOTHER BURGLARY IN BROADWAY? THE '
SURPRISED.
About 0 o'clock on Saturday night m oflotr Riley, of
the First ward police, ?h patrolling his beet in Brant
way, he was informed by the porter of a tore No. 38 that
theie were Heme parties upon the roof of the building.
Supposing that there might be thieves about the praoSl
ecu, the ptlieeman proceeded to the roof, and there, sui
enough, be found evident traces oi burglars. Six large
racks, containing a large amount of silk goods, were
found lying near the scuttle. The alarm was prompting
fivtn and avery effort mad* to capture the burglars, who,
t was thought, had secreted themselves somewhere in
the building; but, although the entire store, front top to
bottom, was carefully searched, still not a traoe of the
thieves could be discovered. Upon inquiring it wee
found that the silk goods thus obtained were stolsn
from the premises of Emden, Qans Ac Co., 8 tetter
mine, Kosenbaw It Co., and ijaligman k Stettheimer,
importers of dry goods, having their ofiicas ok
No. 44 Broadway. The property found is ralu4
at $5,000, and was dragged from No. 44 to Me.
38 with the intention of carrying it out by the latter
store. The manner in whioh the burglary was sffscte*
has not yet been discovered, neither is it known by whet
means the rascals succeeded in baffling the polioe. The
doors of all the buildings on that block were found to bo
perteotly secured ; so tor the present nothing delloita io
known in regard to the movements of the thieves. Right
or nine pieces of silk, valued at 9600, have been ml see i
from the store above mentioned, so it is presumed the
robbers were not altogether disappointed in their hopoo
of plunder. Efforts will be made by the Chief of Poiieo to
have the burglars arrested, and in order that the taste
soay be more easily accomplished, one or two of the
"shadows" will be placed upon the toaok of the thlevae.
CHARGE OF FKLONIOUS ASSAULT.
A man named Charles Nearyjwas taken into custody
bv officer Jourdan of the Lower Polioe Court on Hie
cuarge of having feloniously assaulted Caroline Mooo*
cher, of No. 470 J 'earl street, by Bring a pistol loaded
with powder and ball at her head. The husband of the
woman alleges that Neary came into his plaoe (a bar
room) and while there an altercation took place respect
ing the payment of drinks, when the aocused snatched
up a pistol that was hanging behind the bar and fired it
at the head of his wife, but happily without effect, as the
bail went wide of the mark. The prisoner was brought
before Justice Welsh, at the Lower Polioe Court, wl
he was allowod to g j upon bail taken in the sum of I
for his appearance to answer the charge preferred i
him.
A|BA8HFDL young lady.
On Saturday afternoon officer Lyng, of the Fif
ward polioe, arrested a young man named Edward Mortoo,
on the charge of picking a lady's pocket and rt is I tag
from her possession a portemonnaie containing 919. The
policeman witnessed the thief s actions, and, pursuing
him as far ss Thirteenth street, succeeded In capturing
him. On bringing the parties before Justise Flandreaa,
at the Jefferson Market Police Court, the young lady re
inscd to give her name or make any complaint against
tbe prisoner. The magistrate, however, refused to dis
charge the accused, who was looked up for examination.
HOPEFUL YOUTHS.
Thirteen young Men, varying in age from thirteen
seventeen years, were taken Into custody oa Saturday night
by the Ninth ward police, on a charge of gambling in the
porter house of Mtohael Man, at No. 76 Jackson street.
The prisoners were art brought before Justice Brcnnon
yesterday morning, when they were committed for exon
ination. The proprietor of the house was also arrested
and Is now la prison on charge of keeping a disordsa^r
house.
ANOTHER CASe OF VITRIOL THROWING.
As Dr. Kenned j and his lady wete returning tun
Laura Keene's Varieties on Friday night, sons raseal
threw vitriol upon the dress of Mrs. Kennedy, almost ea
trely destroying the garment The Fifteenth ward po
lo* were notified of the fact, and as t&e captain of tale
district states la his report to the Chief of Polioe yestsr
< ay immediate steps will be taken to secure the offending
, aities.
ARREST OF ALLEGED RIVER TESTES.
{I James Clash and James J. Worth were taken into ens
tody by officer Msgsn, ef the Thirteenth ward polioe,
charged with having stolen the mainsail of the sehoonsr
Ohio, while she was lying at anohor in tbe Wallabout.
The accused, It Is alleged, sold the property te John VHs
patrlck, a junk dealer ia Delanoev street, for about ami
half its original value. The prisoners were taken be
fore Jns'loe Brennen. at the Essex Market Polioe Co?r'.
where they were committed for examination on charge i
grand lareeny.
Purloining a River.? There is a little conUv*
versy springing up between New Yorh and Pennsylva
nia. in relation to the Chemung river. That river rlseo
in Northern Pennsylvania, flows northward latothe ,4t*t?
tf New York, and than, turning southward, flows hack
ward Into our ittate, and empties into the north bronnts
of the Susquehanna river. Near Corn log, N. Y., u?
New Yrrkers have built s dam serosa the Chemneg
liver, in order to turn its waters Into Chemung canai.
That canxl ?xtends to th? Seneca lake, and discharge, it*
waters there. Tbe outlet of the Seneca lake la Into LA*
Ontai io. So that the water thus taken out of the Ohematw
liter Is never restored to It, so that, when it retires
Into this H ate, ft* vjlume is greatly redaoad as a feed?w
oi the Knsqoehani a river, and our publio Improvement*
srs It Jured Our S'ato *< vernment has Ulr. n the ni?V
ter In hsnd, and unite a difficulty may ariao ou(, <t Lw?
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