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AMt'SKMKNTS TO MORROW EVENING.
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New York, Sunday, November 84, 1857.
The United States mail steamship Adriatic was
unavoidably detained yesterday, but it is announced
that she will sail for Liverpool at seven o'clock this
Horrors continue to accumulate. Scarcely is the
ink dry that records one bloody deed before intelli
gence ol another more appalling than the first bursts
upon us. The tragedies of the past week were yes
terday morning brought to a fearful climax by the
perpetration of a double murder and the suicide of
the wretched homicide. The events to which we re
fer occurred at the village of Port Jefferson. Long
Island. The circumstances are detailed elsewhere
in our columns. It appears that Mr. Waters, a resi
dent of Port Jefferson, entered his dwelling, where
his wife, her daughter, and her daughter's husband,
Mr. Sturdevant. were partaking of breakfast. Armed
with a heavy bar of iron, Waters attacked the party,
killing his wife and Mr. Sturdevant almost instantly.
Bud wounding Mrs. Sturdevant so seriously as to ren
der her recovery very doubtful. Having accomplish
ed this horrid deed. Waters proceeded to his barn
and hanged himself. No reasonable cause can be
conjectured for Waters' conduct, save that he was
laboring under a fit of insanity. Mrs. Waters was
formerly the wife of Mr. Darliug, a shipbuilder of re
pute at Port Jefferson.
The investigation of the murder in Water street
on Thursday morning was continued by Coroner
Connery yesterday. One of the assassins, named
Francis Vardel, has been recognized by a witness.
He was arrested on the previous night lounging
a)K>ut neighborhood, was identified by the sailor,
Arnold James, as the smaller of the two Spaniards
who were in the house on the night of the murder,
and as the man ^o stablied both him and the de.
ceased JrfcManus. He was committed by the Coro
ner at the suggedflon of the jury. The keeper of the
dance house and the female occupants, though they
all declare that be is a companion of the murderers,
be is not one of them. They are. naturally
enough, unwilling to provoke the vengeance of this
desperate gang by telling all they know about the
matter. The prisoner is one of the Spaniards who
arrived here on the Spanish bark Emilie on the 23d
of September, from Havana, and served as a marine
in the Spanish navy.
The inquest in the case of the William street as
?assinatkm wa* continued yesterday before Coroner
Connery. Several witnesses corroborated the state
ment of Mr. Mont a j? that Joseph Ceragolia had been
beard to nay that he could recognise the murderers.
Mr. Hilton and private watchman Cohen were ex
amined at some length, but nothing of consequence
was elicited. Ceragolia and Cohen were admitted to
bail. A third prisoner was arrested on suspicion, but
none of the witnesses could identify him as having
been in (he saloon. The prisoners De Lorenxo and
White were detained in custody, the Jury preferring
that they should not be admitted to bail.
The inquctft in the ca?e of Henry T. Hamilton, the
young man who was killed in the oyster and drink
ing saloon No. 38R Canal street a few nights ago, was
concluded yesterday by Coroner H ills. The evidence
against the primmer. John Moroney. was conclusive,
and the jury rendered a verdict accordingly. The
prisoner, on his examination, said that he acted in
neif-defence. He was committed to the Tombs to
await the action of the Grand Jury.
The proceedings of the Court of General Session*
ye-terday were important. James Rodger*, con
victed of the murder of John Swanston. in Tenth
avenue, was sentenced to be executed on the 15th of
January. The prisoner did not appear to be much
affected by the awful sentence which Judge Kussell
I renounced upon him. McGibney and Cunningham,
the youths who were with Rodger* when he stab
lied Mr. Swanston, ai d who were detained as wit
nesses, were discharged. John H. Holmes, convicted
of forgery in the fin>t degree. wa? sent to the State
ftnson for fifteen years and six month*. Owen
Kieraan. convicted of manslaughter in the fourth
depr**. wa* sent to the penitentiary for one year.
The four youths who have been indicted for the teo
cioui murder of Teresa Bpitzlen, In Greenwich
Htreet, were arraigned and plead not guilty. The
Grand Jury made a presentment, in which they re
<<>rumendtbe appointment of an increased police
fori e to protect oar citisens from the midnight as
ftaxx.n. They condemn the practice of carrying
< Mealed weapons, and give the result of their viait
to th< variou* institution*.
lH>mn11y, the murderer of Moses, at the fiea View
House laM summer, has been refused a new trial by
the N< w J* r*ey co* rts, and he will therefore suffer
the extnme penalty of tlie law on the 8th of Janu
ary, in accordate e with the sentence passed upon
From the report of the City lnsjector It appear*
that there aere 3'JO deaths in the < ity last week? a
decrease of ?3 as compared with the mortality of the
week previoua. The following table exhibits the
number af deaths during the last two week* among
Adults and children, distinguishing the ansa
Mf% Worn** ruyt Ottit foil
Vo. Jc <?n<1 nf Vov. 14 M 6!1 IB 103
V ??* >n<1iti?r 21 73 to 104 *7 Ml
Among the principal causes of death wtre the fol
<?? W 'r+ fn I inn ? ,
r 14. fin 21
f 'W' mption 61 r>.">
t (itifiuitMe) ??. 21 QM
]i itamniai.011 me lungs 10 IS
'tiHsmmni <m of brain 6 H
f*arlst fi-rer 12 10
Marasmu* (iiifniiUli 1 W 14
J "??)-) ia U>e bawl 16 IS
? ??*?!' 11 10
llr*m< nit* ... 4 T
Tb. re were also 4 deaths of apoplexy, 0 of conge*
1 *> o< tlie brain, 10 of debUity (infantlk), 10 of
tlioOtoa, 7 at dysentery. 7 of inflammation of tha
la, C of hooping '?ough, 3 of smallpox, 4 Of pal
py. M stilll?>n?, and 10 of violent causes. Not ? case I
of Immature birth it recorded In the report? 4i very
i at following is a ita?sUioati?o of Ui# (umwi aad
the number of deaths in eaoh class of disease daring
the wet-k: ?
R<>i'm, joints, Ik 4 3
l'rsin and nerves 63 77
Generative organs 7 3
Heart anil blood vowels 11 6
J.uug?, throat, he 114 101
Old age 3 1
Skin, Ac , and eruptive (overs '26 '20
Stillborn md premature b^fcs 40 26
Stomach, bowels and other (ftartye orgaus. . 73 !>?">
Uncertain seat and general fefWm- 30 2*2
Unknown '2 1
Urinary organ* 4 6
Total 382 320
The number of deaths, compared with the corres
ponding weeks in 1865 and 1866, was as follows : ?
Week ending No*. 34. 1856 360
Week ending Nov 22, 1866 396
Week ending Nov. 14, 1867 382
Week ending Nov. 21, 1867 320
The nativity tables gives 227 natives of the United
States, 65 of Ireland, 20 of Germany, 7 of England,
4 of France, 2 of Scotland, 2 of Italy, 1 each of British
America and the West Indies, and 1 unknown.
The politicians are busily at work perfecting their
arrangements for the coming municipal election. A
list of the candidates already nominated is published
in another column. An adjourned meeting of the
People's Union Convention was held at No. 18
Fourth avenue last evening? August F. Dow in the
chair and Judge lx>throp officiating as Secretary.
A series of resolutions endorsing the nomination of
Daniel F. Tiemann for Mayor, was passed unani
mously; after which the Convention adjourned, to
meet at the call of the Chairman. The American
Mayoralty Convention met last evening, and after
considerable debate adopted Mr. Tiemann as their
candidate for Mayor. A meeting of the Republican
General Committee was advertaed to take place at
Stuyveaaut Institute last evening but in consequence
of the non-attendance of members, the Chairman
adjourned the meeting until Wednesday evening
A meeting of the unemployed workingmen was
called yesterday afternoon at Tompkins square,
which turned out to be a failure. About one hundred
and fifty assembled, and after shivering in a keen
northwester for fifteen minutes, thought it best to
go to their cheerless houses. With the exception of
Mr. Maguire, who could not tell who called the meet
ing, none of the leaders were on hand.
The Eagle Hank and Commercial Bank blocks
at Rochester, were destroyed by fire yesterday morn
ing. lx)ss estimated at about $150, 000.
A fire occurred in Commerce street. Mobile, on
Friday, by which property to the amount of $150,000
Tlie sales of cotton yesterday were quite limited, and
prices depressed and unsettled. The stock continuod to
be very light. Owing to the high wind on the river, no
tow wax in. and the receipts of fiour were confined to about
11.400 bbls. nit re continued to be a good local and export
demand for the article, and prices closed at an advancc of
6 to 10 cents per barrel, especially on shipping brands.
Sales were made to a fair extent. The "receipt* of
wheat embraced only 1,600 bushels, whilst the sales em
braced about 30,000 bushels, considerable portions of
which embraced Western spring cargoes, at $1, with
Milwaukie club at $1 08, and white Canadian at $1 25. No
receipts of corn by canal and river were reported, while
light sales of Western mixed were made at 80c. a 82c. ,
from Ftore and delivered. Pork was inactive, with mo
derate sales of mess at $10 37 a $19 60, and prime at $17.
B?-ef was dull for country and repacked Western, while a
considerable sale of Chicago prime moss was reported at
$22 60 Sugars were in fair demand at the recent decline,
with sales of about 830 hbds. Cuba muscovados, part in
bond for export and part for refining, and the balance
grocery goods, at pretty much within the range of the
previous day's quotations. In coffee the chief movement
cftisisted of the sale of the cargo of the Sprite, embracing
2.760 bugs of Rio.'on speculation and on private terms.
Freight engagements to English porta were moderate and
rates without change of moment: to ltreraen , 200 hhls.
fiipar were enpngii! at 26s and 200 tierceR rice at 30s. ; to
Rotterdam. 200 hbds. tnolaases, atS^c. jwr gallon, and
1.000 barrels rosin at 3s. Od. Rates to Havre were with
Tt*? Municipal Contest ? Dr)(radatlon of Public
The political speaker* and the political press
have been latterly making deeper in degra
dation to an extraordinary degree; "liar,"
"scoundrel,'' "ruffian." "villain," and the vilest
epithets are heaped by both presses and speak
ers ii|K>n each other: the Trxhine. Courier,
Eijire**. and other journals of this character, I
seem to have abandoned all pretensions to
decency, and to dream of nothing but frantic
abuse. This habit has now descended to the
public meetings, and to persons in respectable
stations of life. At least such is the plain
inference from the reports of the anti-Wood
meeting held on Friday in Wall street.
That was a meeting called by certain defeat
ed factions to ratify the nomination of a com
posite candidate for the Mayoralty in opposi
tion to the candidate of the democracy. Therc^
was no necessity, on the face of the movement,
that there should be any heat or excitement
about it; much less that any of the parties con
cerned should be the? object of low or scurrilous
abuse. Even bad such cause existed, the site
of the meeting and the character of the persons
who were presumed to be in majority there
ought to have been a guarantee that the busi
ness before it would have t?een conducted with
common decency if not with gentlemanly de
corum. But what do the reports say?
The meeting is opened with an announcement
that tbc government of New York consists of
"despicable creatures in league with thieves,
burglars, pickpockets and assassins," and the
head of that government "a treacherous, coward
ly, and most unmitigated demagogue, capable of
every conceivable enormity in the catalogue of
crime." Business further proceeded with allu
sions to * the villany which conspicuously pol
lutes and defiles" the city government: and one
of the speakers dilated upon the "villain" al
luded to. meaning Mayor Wood, as "an ingrate,
a traitor, a robl*r, a forger, a thief, and a
scoundrel." He went on to " thank God that
we have a police that is not under the control
of that ruffian;" and gracefully referred to the
"hired bullies and ruffians who form the guard
of Fernando Wood." He called Wood "a bold,
bad man." " the choice of thieves and ruffians."
'?? man steeped in infamy.'' and a "liar." Ano
ther speaker knew of no worse company in the
city in which to leave the Mayor than to leare
him alone: and even the most moderate of the
orators considered it proper to say that he had
nevor known any one possessed of common sense
who suspected Fernando Wood of honesty.
The speakers who mode use of these expres
sions were not men living on the Five Points,
or denizens of Water street; one of them was
once Stale Senator, the other occupies a respon
sible and respectable position in the city magis
tracy. It was out of these mouths that the ex
pressions we have quoted came. And under
* hose auspices was this meeting held, and this
scurrilous abuse uttered? The President of the
meeting, after Mr. Cooley left the chair,
was Peter Cooper; and among the list of vice
presidents we see the names of Wm. F. IJave
meyer, Stephen Whitney, Robert B. Minturn,
A C K i island, lb nry Grinnell, Thomas Tilet
ton, Ac Ac. Do th?sc gentlemen know that
their names have been usid to screen such
course and I lutul i-. ?,f the chief inagiutiate
of the city Are they content that such degra^
dation of fqpe speech shall be justilM by their
??< thing sanction .-tin iy they must have is< n
unaware of the liberty that has been taken with
thHr wune*, and wUl hasten to say that they
ur c uot parti** to the lui iwut bittckguardioai with
which the opponents of the democracy ar ? as
sailing its regular nominee.
Ah for the Wall street meeting, it was unique
and tuigmcrie. We do not think that there has
ever been such a meeting held in this city as
this anti-Wood meeting since the same mer
chants met on the same spot near a quarter of
a century since to denounce General Jackson
as a murderer and an adulterer because he
would insist on removing the government de
]>osits from the rotten banks in which these
merchants were interested.
The Poor of Uu City? Work tor the Coming
The temporary excitement which was created
by the mass meetings held recently in Tomp
kins square and the Park, and by the processions
of bodies of unemployed workingmen through
our streets, has died out, and the city has Bet
tied down into its former peaceful condition.
We hear no more of those denunciations of the
wealthy and incitements to acts of violence
which formed the staple of some of the
harangues to which the unemployed poor of the
city were treated by those who professed to be
their friends, but who were really the worst
enemies they could have.
Now. however, that the excitement is over,
the public are enabled to perceive, as we have
often stated, that there is really nothing to
fear from the honest, industrious work
ingmen, and that it is to those only who took
advantage of the opportunity presented
by the peculiar nature of the times
to associate with them, and to disseminate at
their meetings the most atrocioiy principles of
French socialism, that we are indebted for the
threatening appcarance of these movements.
The only disturbances that took place were
caused by those and by the gangs of
rowdies who are always predisposed to ruf
anism and acts of violence, and who, un
fortunately for tho workingmen, combined
with the free lovers and Pourierites, of the
Trtfiunt school, to bring odium and discredit
upon their meetings. It is with these ? tho
Fourierites, the socialists, the free lovers, the
'? short boys," and rowdies of every kind ? that
those ridiculous and insane exhibitions which
we have witnessed from day to day in our
public places, and which seemed to threaten
the peace of the city, originated. It is but
natural that men of such kindred character
should associate for a common purpose, and
should endeavor, at this particular time, to
carry out their schemes of violence and
plunder. These were the men who coun
selled an attack on the Custom House,
with the view of getting at the United States
money deposited there, and at whose instiga
tion that a!>surd display was made some days
ago l>efore the Merchants' Exchange.
The politicians, too. attempted by an exhibi
tion of sympathy to curry favor with the un
employed. and the Central Committee of Tam
many Hall passed a series of resolutions with
that view at their meeting last Friday evening.
Now this is a matter with whMi politicians
have nothing to do, and if the workingmen
have a due regard for their own interests they
will keep clear of them. The resolutions
of this committee were similar in style and
character with those absurd and silly declama
tions pronounced at the meetings in Tomp
kins square and the Park, and which cannot
result in any good to the unemployed. The
workingmen are now sensible of this
themselves, and no longer assemble in
those places, satisfied that while they
did so they were but injuring their claims
upon the sympathy, good wishes and active be
nevolence of the public. They have learned by
experience that they have nothing to expect
either from corrupt political adventurers,
Fount-rites and free lovers, or from association
with the gangB of ruffians and rowdies who en
deavored on severaV occasions ? though we are
glad to say without success ? to bring them ?to
conflict with our city authorities. Their con
duct in this particular has entitled them to the
active sympathy of the public; and to this, after
all. they must look for relief in their present
There are. we have no doubt, large numberH
of persons out of work all over the city, and
them? are not confined to laborers and such as
are looking for employment on the Central
Park. There are besides thousand* of deserving,
honest, respectable men and women upon whom
the hard times have fallen with crushing effect,
hut who are prevented by a feeling of pride and
?elf-respect from parading their poverty and
destitution before the public gaze. They arc
the deserving poor, and there is no man or wo
man with the common instincts of humanity
who does not heartily and sincerely sympathize
with them in their want and distress. Some
thing should be done for these, in view of the
hardship* which they must otherwise suffer
during the approaching winter; and to render
assistance effectual it should be done at once.
Let the tsnevolent who have the mean* and the
time, form ward associations throughout thecity,
and through the means of good, active, vigilant
committees *?< k out those who are actually in
want, and furnish them with such employment
as they can procure. Those who are willing to
work will not refuse anything that will afford
them and their famili** subsistence till the re
turn of l?etter times, and the committee will, we
think, have no difficulty in distinguishing be
tween the idle and the industrious.
Associations of this kind arc preferable to
charitable societies, for the simple reason that
the recipients of the aid which they give, in
stead of l?eing degraded hito mere paupers, arc
still kept in that feeling of independence which
it should be the desire of the truly benevolent
to preserve in the humblost and poorest classes
of our people.
Tnr. Mkktino in Wau. Sthkict.? Tho last
attempted demonstration in Wall street was
comparatively a failure. It was not nearly so
large as the preceding one; and If they were
to attempt another in the sumc place the falling
off would be still greater. The operators at
these Wall street meetings are a mixture of the
odds and ends of all factions in the city. They
are generally well known as playod-out, broken
down politicians, and their career as such is
ended. That explains their extreme personality
and violence and hostility and bitterness to the
regular candidate for Mayor nominated at Tam
many Hall. They do not oppose him as tho
candidate of the democracy, although he re
ceived bis nomination at the same time
that the State Senators and other demo
cratic officers who were elected at tho last
election received theirs. They oppose him on
personal grounds, and asmult him In the most
violent way possible, calling him thief, forger,
scoundrel, villain, and such other hard names.
Meetings of such a character arc an utter de
gradation of the publig Toicc.
Brioham Young's Next Move. ? We have
expressed the opinion, from the present rebel
lious attitude of the Mormons, coupled with the
Northern exploring tour last summer of Brig
ham Young, that he has made up his mind to
maintain his dictatorship over Utah this winter,
if possible, and, with the return of favorable
weather, to be off to the British possessions
north of Oregon. It has, however, been sug
gested to us that a southern movement would
be more expedient, and that Sonora, in Mexico,
will probably be the seat of the next encamp
ment of the Salt Lake Saints.
Sonora is thinly inhabited. The Mexicans
could offer no resistance to the forces of Brig
ham Young; and instead of repelling them, it
would be, perhaps, the best policy of Mexico to
invite the Mormons into Sonora, as a pretty
sure defence against the savage Apache In
dians and the California till busters. Sonora,
too, affords a very inviting field for a people
combining the industrious and luxurious habits
of the Mormons. No country possesses a
finer or more genial climate ? it has a vast
area eminently suitable for cattle and sheep
ranges, and its gold and silver mines are
by many explorers supposed to be filled with
fabulous riches. It is cut off from Uw rest
of the world by intervening deserts, and
yet it affords a practical emigrant and commer
cial communication via the great Gulf of Cali
fornia! An extensive desert region of six or
seven hundred miles lies between the present
camps of Mormondom and the province of So.
nora; but over this desert they may readily pass^
without suffering from the want of water, by
moving for the Colorado river and descending
along the banks of that stream, or within striking
distance, to the head of the Gulf.
With the advantages indicated, we should not
be surprised if. the next exodus of the Mormons
were to be in the direction of Sonora. Brigham
has cut the Gordian knot. He must evacuate
Utah ? he has. doubtless, resolved upon an early
evacuation. He cannot get away by water ? he
must go by land. His most feasible route in
vites hira into Sonora, and that country is full
of resources which, in the hands of the Mormons,
would pay a handsome dividend to Mexico. We
hope that our government, forthwith, and the
Mexican government, when they get one. will
encourage the Mormons to settle in Sonora.
Ji'doe by His Acre. ? The opponents of Wood,
the regular democratic nominee for Mayor,
make a great many vague charges against him
in reference to his action during the three
years of his tenure of ofiice and after his being
twice elected. These charges are all vague,
personal and absurd. There is not a single
positive charge against his official conduct that
is tangible, or capable of being turned to his dis
advantage. We ask the guerilla press of the
odds-and-ends of all parties to name any official
act of Wood's, during the three years that be
haB been Mayor, which betrays the excessive
turpitude that they attribute to him. or shows
him to deserve? ?s they think he does ? being ;
sent to the State prison, or being hanged or
Where Has Gen. Walker Gone?? It is
known that Geo. Walker has left our shores in
a swift steamer, accompanied by a well equipped
and provisioned filibustering army of some four
hundred men; but tbu question is, wbither has he
gone? Some suppose that ^ii* destination is
the peninsula of Yucatan, from which rendez
vous. on some fine moonlight.- night he may pos
sibly descend upon " the ever faithful island
of Cuba."' Others think it probable that be
may slip into Mexico, cut out Comonfort, and
undertake to regulate the affairs of that repub
lic upon Anglo-Saxon principles. There arc
others, again, who conjecture that his present
mission is the Dominican end of the island of
Ilayti. and the overthrow of the black empire of
Faustin Soulouque. We have every reason to l>e
lieve, however, that Nicaragua is the real desti
nation of Walker, and that his purpose is. first
to reconquer there all that he has lost; and se
condly to reduce the surrounding States to sub
mission. We must wait to see how he gets in,
and how he gets out.
The Giahh Ballot Boxes. ? For some days
there has been a good deal said about the glass
ballot boxes used at the late election, in accord
ance with a clause in the Metropolitan Police
bill of April last. How the contract was given
out and who was the real contractor have
been subjects of much discussion ; and a docu
ment has been published for political purposes
pending the coming charter election, netting
forth one side of the question, and alleging that
the contract for the manufacture of these
boxes was fraudulently made ? that the price
charged was more than three times the actual
cost ? that the number ordered was considera
bly more than is required ; and furthermore ?
which is the gist of the whole affair ? that Fer
nando Wood is interested pecuniarily in the
traduction, through the medium of his brother
Benjamin. This document is a part of the pro
ceedings in a suit in the Supreme Court, asking
for an injunction restraining the Mayor and
other officials from paying for the glass ballot
lioxes. We publish to-day all the papers in the
case, showing both sides of the question, and
putting the boot on the right leg. They are
very interesting, as indications of the shifts to
which politicians will resort in time of need.
Rhetoric in Hioh Places* ? Record?*- Smith
occupies the distinguished post of Criminal
Judge of this city. K is a respectable and ele
vated station. At the recent odds-aud-cuds as
semblage in Wall street, he picked up and used
the choice epithets of philosopher Greeley ? such
as forger, scoundrel, villain, thief, and so on. If
it was Recorder Smith that made the speech in
Wall street, which is attributed to him. he must
have mistaken the place and the occasion, and
roust have supposed he was sentencing some
criminals convicted in his Court, and not ad
dressing an assemblage of gentlemen relative to
the fitness or rapacity of a candidate nominated
almost unanimously by the same party that put
himself in the office he fills.
Nkw Fr.Hiiiso Groi-nim roa ttik Lonnr.? 1
From various indications shadowed forth
through the newspapers concerning the lobby
at Washington and Albany, it is evident that
these marauders upon the public plunder are
beginning to look upon the broken and crippled
banks as the principal victims for this winter's
lobby operations, State and national. From
Washington we are informed that several mem
bers of Congress have already intimated their
intentions of opening the war upon the banks
in schemes for winding them up or
regulating them. In connection with
these schemes the business of the lobby
gangs will be to regulate their tolls and black
mail subsidies; for the banks have still some
fuweta ia specie, stocks, bonds, Ac. Aa [or tail
road jdbfl, patent monopoly jobs, steamship jobs,
Navy Yard jobs and such, they were pretty well
used up by the MattesonB of both houses of Con
gress last session; but such del vers in the mines
of the lobby as Matteson, Gilbert, Greeley, Si
monton and Company will be sure to find some
thing to work upon, and the crippled banks
may look out for a variety of expedients of re
lief from the lobby, including the contingent
At Albany, the broad Bints of that old Van
Buren nigger worshipper's organ the Argus
Aflat concerning the banks, are, we have no
doubt, full of the estimates of the lobby. Our
city banks must prepare to pass through the
mill of liquidation, tftteos they are disposed to
shell out liberally to meet the demands of the
clearing house of the Albany lobby. " It is an
ill wind that blows nobody any good," and the
Jeremy Diddlers of the lobby keep a sharp eyd
upon the changes of the wind. At the federal
capital and at ejery State capital the bleeding
banks will, in due time, take the place of'bleed
Ikcomitstknct in Nominations.? Mr. Tiemann,
the nominee of the odds and ends of all parties,
is a man without education, force of character
or intellect to qualify him for the post of Mayor
of this city. He iB a respectable paint manufac
turer in Manhattanville, and is competent to
buy and sell materials in his business; but he is
utterly without capacity to till the important
position of Mayor of this great metropolis. On
the other hand, his antagonist has had years of
experience in Congress and in his present post ;
and notwithstanding all the difficulties of his
position and the violent personal assaults made
upon him, he has been the most competent Maf or
that we have had in many years.
Stmptoms ok a Row in the Camp. ? At last
Col. Forney's old Philadelphia organ, the Penn
? ylvanian, and his new organ, the Press, are be
ginning to square ofT at each other with the de
liberation of two professional pugilists. The
new Kansas constitution in the nut to be cracked.
Upon this tremendous issue Mr. Rice, of the
Pentisylvanian, takes the side of the Southern
nigger drivers, while Col. Forney, of the Press ,
plants himself in the front rank of the Northern
nigger worshippers. We advise these two de
mocratic champions, however, to put up their
cutlasses until we shall have had the upshot of
the tight among the Kansas border ruffians, it
will be early enough to come to blows in Phila
delphia with the opening of the row in Con
gress. Let us wait a week or two.
Jx>e Hoxnc's Last Song and Spkkcii. ? Our
friend Joe lloxie made his first great debut in
politics seventeen years ago in the "hard cider"
campaign. He there exhausted himself in speak
ing and singing all over the country. It was
the only campaign in which his voice and his
oratory were in tune, aud the only one in which
he was successful. Ever since that time his vo
cal accompaniments have resembled a cracked
organ, and his success in the political field has
been generally commensurate with them. Joe,
in going into this contest, merejy intends to
sing a requiem over the odds and ends of all the
half dozen political factions with which he has
been connected during the last twenty years.
We hope he will have a good time of it.
Tub Bogus ok Oddh-and-Ends I'artt. ? This
new party, that has nominated Mr. Tiemann ? a
very capable paint manufacturer, but utterly
unfit for the position of Mayor ? is composed of
broken down politicians from every party in
tho city ? black republicans. Know Nothings,
bogus democrats, and every shred and patch of
past political organizations. They are them
selves without any organization at all, and
boast without the slightest ability to put their
finger on any capital.
Newa from Washington.
TDK NKW TOR* POST OPP1CK SITS? TBI TRIAflTOT
suort or rxmtm ? anticipated fi.ioht of run
MORMONS TO SONORA? NIW TKRRITORLAL QOVIRN
MRNTS, BTC., ITC.
Wamuxoto*, Nov. 21, 1857.
Tbe New York Common Council Committee loll this af
ternoon, bavin# arranged their part of Uio bualnes* roll
tive to Uie New York Post Ofllce alto. Secretary Oobb la
doubtful whether he baa tbe money to it|mro to commence
the work immediat"ly. The Postmaster General will, on
Tuesday next, inform tbe Committee of tho conclusion ar
Solomon McCulloch ban been apj>ointcd Superintendent
of tbe Washington Aqueduct.
Tbe impression of tbe administration la thai tbe Mor
mon* wil vacatc I'tab in tbe spring and lake possession
?eoator (iwin i* preparing bill* for the organization of
Ike Territories of Arisroa and Sierra Neva<la, which will
be preaented on tbe flrat day of the session of Congress.
In Naval Court No. 1 to day, Lieutenant Brownell'a caae
was continued. Cfom. Gregory and Captain Champlain
were examined for the applicant, and sundry documents
were read. In Court No. 2 Dr. Kue< henlwrger testified
in behalf of tbe government against Commander Oedney.
In Court No. 3 Commodore Stewart testified in be bail of
ArrangrmtnU for Paying Interest on the lew
York State Debt.
Auia.it. Nov 21. 1SS7.
Comptroller Burrows and Auditor Burrows have Con
eluded arrangements by which the mterest on tbe Stat.,
debt, due In Jauuary next, will be pa. I at tbe Mau!;aiun
Uauk in coin.
Sentence of the Murderer Donnelly.
Tk*>i?m, N. J Nov. 21, 1H&7.
A decision waa renderod in tbe Supreme Court this
aft< rno?'n tu tb?* ta#e of lluiioelly, who murdered the bar
keeper of tin' Seaview House, al tin Highlands, iom.- tune
ago. None of the eicc|*ie.ia taken below were allowed,
?Mid consequently tbe motion to reverse Judgment ;uid
have a new trial was refused, Donnelly *,11 bo cxecufe'l
on the 8th of January next
Veaaels Aahore at Codrrkh, I', W.
Gooxriiii. C. W , Nov. 21, 1847,
Tbe gale ban continued wiib unabated violeuce through
out the flay.
A large veaecl, supposed to be the Gamecock, of Buffalo,
is a*bore six miles south of this place The crew were in
the rigging all of yesterday lmt were aubsequently res
cued- The gale was very severe.
Tbe schooner lieutenant Barney, bound up with a car
go of Iron, Is ashore sixteen milea eouth of this place Her
crew were saved.
Tbe ateamtug Uncle Ben. from Detroit, is ashore at Ket
tie I'otnt, and will become a total wreck
The schoooer Joacpb Wilson, of Goderlcb, la ashore at
Stony Island. Her crew were saved.
Arrest of the Ofltrere of the Nteamahlpe Ual.
vest on and Opelonaaa, Ar. Ac.
Naw Oiujuim, Nov. 21, 1857.
Tlie officers of the ideamships Galveston and Opelousa*
were arrested to day, It being held that It waa tbo neglect
of their duties and want or propcrjmanagement that cauaod
tbe late sad disaster.
The ship Enoch Tram, for IJrerpool with a cargo of
cotton, la aground.
We were visited with a white froet this morning
There arrflO feet of water on tbe bar at lb* mouth of the
The steamship Cahawbe, from New York via Havana,
has Just arrived up.
The t olamMa at C'WbiwlM.
t'HARi.arrow, Nov 21, 1M7,
The t'nRed Stales mail stoatmihif* Columbia, Uaptatn
Berry. ( jum New York, arrived tore at e^hl qfctock Uiia
DctimeUu Conflagration at ** ? wrrt??
TWO BLOCKfl or BVILDINOH I>K8m0TE0 ? UMI
$160,000? ruuuuw eiuuco, rro.
Room, Not. 21, law.
At 4 o'clock this morning a tire broke out ia the Kagto
Batik block. The block was owned bjr James Chappeil, aU
occupied by the printing establishment of the Democrat,
the Eagle Bank, 0. A. Hyde k Co. , l'almer k Oo. , jewalaro,
J. Disbrow, tobacconist, United States oxpreasofflco, a bar
ber shop, and numerous law and other oltlceo.
The entire block was burnt to the ground with all He
contents, and the Are communicating to the Commercial
Bank block adjoining, that was also destroyed. The litter
block was occupied by the Commercial Bank, the bank
ing office oT Husband k Shurstiff, besides numerous other
Annexed is a list of the losses:? J. Chapped, owaer
Eagle Block, $30,000? insured 922,600; Eagle Bank,
92,000? no insurance; A. Strong A Oo. , Democrat establish
ment, 920.000? insured 96,000; Commercial Bsafc,
94,000? no insurance; O. A. Hyde k Go., 910,000 ? insure*
96,000; J. Disbrow, 926,000 ? insured 94,600.
A small building owned by Thomas H. Rochester vm
smashed by a falling wall. Loss 91 ,000 ? insured 9800.
Two firemen were killed by the falling of the walls, sag
several were severely wounded. The fire was first dis
covered in the Eagle Bank.
Extensive Fin at Mobile.
Wahhinoton, Not. 21, 1MV.
We learn from Mobile that a flro there on Friday night
destroyed the stores of L. Merchant A Co. , Charles Brew
er, and Savage k Co., on Commorce street, and that three
dwellings on Canal street were also simultaneously burnt
Fire at Columbus, Ohio.
Cot.canrs, Ohio, Not. 21, 1W.' J
A fire broke out here at two o'clock this afternoon, la
the upper story of Doshler's block, occupied as follows:? ?
Franklin Branch Bank, 8. Buck, Jeweller, Mr Krvoe <Uj
goods, Mr. Stanley, batter, and the Coluinbes Aih. i.*?m
The contents of the building were savod, but U*e bw-idiag
Itself was destroyed. Partially injured
Fire In LlulivUlt, Ky.
Locwviu.it, Not. 21 t*M.
The stores of O. H. Cutler, liquor dealer, and K H . koer,
feed merchant, togother with two or three other imal
stores on Second street, in this city, were destroyed bf
fire this morning. The amount of the Ions is 930,000.
The Storm at tlie West and the Weather
Throughout the Country.
Bcit.au>, Not. 21, 186T.
The storm yesterday and last night was very severe.
The amount of snow which fell was not large, but it drift
ed badly. The track of the Buffalo and Niagara Kalis
Railroad between Buffalo and Black Rock was so washed
by the waves from the I.ako that trains cannot pass.
Seven wires of the Morse and Montreal telegrapb lines oa
the above road have been completely swept away. The
tracks of the New York Central and Lake Shore Railroads
are not obstructed by snow, and the trains are running
8r. Catotkinsh, C. W., Nov. 21, 186T.
Snow fell here last night to the depth of eighteen inches.
The passenger trains of the Great Western Railway got
through, but only at a very late hour. The freight trains
stuck in the drills.
Aijumr, Nov. 21, 186T.
The weather here Is clear and cold, out considerable
snow has fallen at Niagara Kails and Buffalo. There is ae
obstruction yet to navigation on the canal or travel oo the
railroads The canal is likely to be open for throe or four
Nits o'Clock P. M.
There has been a great change in the weather hero ia
the lact twelve hours. It is now very cold and stormy.
At the Canal Department it U thought that the oanai
will close in about two weeks.
Buffalo, Not. 21, 189T.
The weather here is very cold to night, and the gale ia
Uttca, N. Y., Not. 21, 186T.
The weather here last night and to-day was clear sag
cold, but navigation is not yet obstructed.
Oswsuo, N. Y., Not. 21, 1MT.
A strong southwest wind is blowing here. The mercury
marks 26 degrees abote sero. Navigation is unobstructed.
W AMU KOTOW, Nov. 21, 1MT.
All last night the weather here was intensely cold, aafl
ice of the thickness of an inch and a half ws formed.
Death of Hon. Horatio Sejrmour, of Vermont.
Miudijuu kt, Vr., Not. 21, 1S67.
The Hon Horatio Seymour, L.L. D , died here to-dsr
He was one of our most prominent and respected auseos,
and for some twelve years was U. S Senator from Ter
The Schooner Flying ( load Aahoro? Seven of
her Crew Lot.
Chicago, Not. 21, 1H67.
The schooner Flying Cloud, bound from Chicago to Buf
falo, went ashore on Miller'a Point, thirty mile* below
this city, to day. Seven pf her crew are tost.
River Thieve* In Philadelphia*
Pint-AMnjuiA, Not. 21, 1867.
The sloop Mechanic, now lying above Market street,
bound for Odessa, Delaware . was outered hut night, the
man m charge beaten till Insensible, and the vessel car
ried over to Cooper's creek and robbed of groceries and
freight to Uie value of 9200 or ?30?.
News from the South.
Wahhiniiton, Not. 21.1M7.
The Mobile nnd Nicaragua Steamship Company, Juiiua
Hesse At Co., agents, advertise In the Mobile papers that
they will shortly add another steamer U> the line.
The scboouer I/eonora, from Santee, passed a hull, svp
l?jsed to be square rigged, near St. Helen's bar. It ia
Hupi^MCd that there haa been a wreck in that neighbor
The great Southern mail will be changed to the Tola
mac river route in a few days.
Wheat for Oawego.
Umwsoo, Not. 21, IMf.
The Timer this afternoon puMisiies a list of fifty Teasel*
now on their way from the upper lakes lor this port, with
700.000 bushel* of wheat, principally from Chicago It
Is ofci.mated that half a million bushels will be here oe the
close of the canal All the mills are in operation.
I'll 1 1. APE I. I'll I A STOCK BOARD.
lUit-AiiwniiA, Not 21, 1847
Stock/" firm Pennsylvania Uvea, 8ft; Reading Railroad,
W ,S ; Morris Canal JO, Ixiug Uland Railroad, 9, Tf, Penn
sylvania Railroad, ,'i8 >,
Minna, Not. 20, 1967.
Colon r? Sales of the week, 9,000 bales Receipts of the
?rrl? 14.000 I ?all'" M? k 41. "ov Sale* to May 6,000
The market is buoyant, and price* have advanced V'
Oiahmswok, Nov. 20, 1*57.
C?tt?i> ?Since the r?i |H ? >f tti.- SiaK*rV? now* cottoa
lias declined },c
In tin- Sa vnii i, i h and Augusta cotton market* there was
nothing doing yesterday.
CHhiago, Not 20, 1867.
Hour la dull. Wheat is inactive and declined Ic Cora
declined 'i',) Oats steady. Kipurta to day 2,400 bbls.
flour, and W.000 bushels wheat Receipts to day, 1,900
bbls. Hour, 47, 000 bushels wheal, and **> bushels corn.
Onr Washington ( ormpondrne*.
Washisotov, Not. IS, 1867.
T ks If' tit Trraif *r(fh A'tca raftta ? I'mprrty a f IV Htm
Irnnni Hrmlr Vrtttd mi the Ammran l'ar\f* Shtp Canal
Cnmpanf? The Vimm-iinrn H'iprd Out. dc , ?fe.
One step has been taken towards the settlement of the
Nicarag nan imbroglio and the settlement generally cf our
affairs in Central America. In order that a proper under
standing of this heretofore difficult and perplering quea
Uod may bo had an I understood, I propoee to gire a brief
history of the affair .
On the 22d of September, 1849, a grant was made, to be
called the American Atlantic. Ship (anal (V?mpany, and na
ihe 11th of March, I860, it was amended. The object of
that grant was the construction of a ship canal Uirmigk
Nicaragua within Iwelre yearn from that date. Tho se
cond article of that grant prorlded that the dimensions at
the canal should be such as might be necessary for res
sels of all slaes. That would be a canal thirty sit feet la
depth. The surreys made by aoorps of engineers, under
the direction of Col. Cbllda, of New York, proved the tm
practicability of a canal over twenty two feet in depth,
and thus It became evident that the requirements of tho
grant could not be complied With. This difficult?
had been foreseen and provided against in article 3d of
the grant, which declares, should the construction of Uw
canal or any part of it become impossible by any unfora
seen event or obstacle of nature, Uie company shall coa
strnct a railroad aad water communication hetwo?n Ifeo
two oceans, within the period allowed for the building of
the canal, and snbject to the saaie terms and oonditiom*.
(By a reference to the grant yon will see that it girwt
the etduatve right hi Uie company for eighty five years. |
AI>out a year since this company determined it would pro
ceed to construct a railroad and water communication, and
establish a transit between the two ncaana In view how? ,
**sr of Uie recent disasters of the old Tranalt Company,
which w? created by the (Janal Oomiany for a temporary
purpose, tbey determined aot to establish a new line ?n?
they ware aasured U uia |>row?to? <A Um VaiVed
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