Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 17, 1842, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 17, 1842 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. w York, Thursday, Mart-It 17, IMS. A (law and Extraordinary Drrrlopmrnt In Society and Politics?The Great Meeting laat evening In the Park?The Schoolmaster Wanted, We call the attention of our readers, of all creed* and opinions. Catholic and Protestant, Christian and Infidel, to the graphic report which we give of the extraordinary public meeting which lock place in the Park last evening, lor the purpose of opposing any change in the present Public School Syatein of this city. The scenes and incidents which marked these proceedings are so novel?so extraordinary?so astound - ' * aMMm In tnoalr with th* t rtn rrila* nf rfty;, mm i* rv * ?v * " thunder and the rye of lightning, that truly we do want education?much education in this poor, devoted, unfortunate city of New York- Our reporter, one of our corpt who are the firat in any country, has taken pains to give a perfectly correct, unbiassed and graphic account of the proceedings- It can be relied upon for its accuracy and truthOf these extraordinary proceedings we cannot trust ourself to Fpeak this morning. It is a new feature in the progress of civilization, which must be traced down to its causes and up to its consequenf ces. We must aleep and eatjipou|it?say our morning and evening prayers upon it. Vetily, verily, if " the schoolmaster is abroad," he was not seen in theTark last evening. Bankrupt Advertising?Singular Proceedings. We understand that a new rule has been issued by iheU-S. Court, constituting the "Courier & En quirer" the only and exclusive journal for advertie. iag the Bankrupt notices, lor which a charge of $5 m allowed- The publication in all other papers is disallowed. We are informed also that the 'Express" and the " Journal ot Commerce" offered to perform the same service for S3?but without effect. This is a more singular rule than the old Beventyliret rale. N'impoite, we hereby inform the public That all these notices, aad every information of the proceedings are reported in the Herald, better and fuller than in the " Courier A: Enquirer, which receives the spoils. This service we perform for the public, without any other compensation than their generous patronage, which extends to a circulation of nearly 24,000 copies, while that of the " Courier" is hardly 4800 daily and 2000 weekly. Expected Arrival or Lord Ashburtox.?Preparations are making hem for the arrival of Lord Ashbvrton, the British Special Minister. We understand that a suit of three parlors, or drawing rooms, have been taken for him at the Astor House, under the management of the British functionary tor this port. Lord Ashburton sailed on the 14.h instant, in a fast frigate, the Warspite, and may be ex* pected about the close ofthisweek,or the beginning of next. He will probably remain here a few days, receive some hospitable attentions from the British agents here,and leave in a week after his arrival far the capital- la Washington, the splendid house in President Square, built by Mr St. Clair Clark, has been engaged, ready furnished, for six months. The American Executive has also directed the military and civil authorities hsre to receive the minister | wnu lire usual bijic auu auruuuu. The arrival of Lord Aahburton here will create a | different and more serious feeling, than that felt on | the arrival of Charles D ckens. It may be for war ( or peace?who knowsl There will be no ball at ( the Park, howevejr although there may be balls eke where, if he insists on the right of search. [From the Mobile Register.] I A nnmber of the New York newspapers, who ( were so zealous for the dignity of Judges and Courts, that they made a combined etfort to bring j the severest punishments ot the law upon the editor of the New Yoik Herald, for having ridiculed the I Judges in one of his reports, have, in consequence , of their disappointment, changed their views, ot the respect due to judicial tribunals. They are now ' charging a majority of the Judges of the same court 1 with corruption and conspiracy, to favor the same offender- A fi ic ot three hundred and tifty dollars for quisling the Judges, is so light a punishment, that the aealous champions of judicial dignity, can ?ply account for it by charging the moat gross judicial turpitude! This is very true?and the same idea has appeared in many other newspapers indifferent parts of the country. A word to the wise is sufficient. There still hangs a remarkable mystery over the indictments, trials, and fines got up against the New York Herald, which will be revealed one of these days, to the astonishment of the world, and the discomfiture of the conspirators. Judges, jurors and editors wilt figure through theae developments, in a way that will reveal the "secrets of prison houses" nnd the mysteries of human natare. The time tor this it not yet?but soon will be. Men who recently held their heads high, will then look modest?if not she?pith. The sonspiracy set on foot to destroy us will rebound on the heads of the conspirators and their tools. Justice and virtue will yet triumph We bide our time?remain cool?lay low, and "keep our powder dry." WJtjr has Judge Kent exchanged with Judge Rugglse 1 Ths Pik Latius DutcaTsd?By the appointment of John L Graham to be postmaster of New York, the pipe layers are shockingly defeated. We part with Mr. Coddingtou with the highest respect 11c has been a courteous and a capable public officer. His clerk* have all been efficient and attentive to their duties- Col. Graham comes into office, with as fine a sat of employtu as man ever had. We trust that there will he lew or no removals, because such would be a positive detriment to the public serviceNow that this " vexed question" is settled, we I suppose that the candid and honest portion of the whig party will give their support to the present administration, and discard the dictation of the violent arty (liquet- It is time to have some little sense. svmirom* or a Bhbizb?We understand thnt Mr Colt, the celebrated inventor of the revolving pistol, has been engaged for some time, under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy, in making experiments in gans, pistol*, (hells, bombs, and other instrument* of wsr. Mr. Colt has just made a discovery of s new projectile by which he can, with a single steamer, defend the harbor of New York, against a whole fleet ot British ships and steamers. It is said he can ignite a destructive shell under water, at the distance of ten miles in a few seconds ? I The principle is founded on that of the electric in id. We further lean that the Navy and War Depart. meat, are beginning to beatir themselves to a prat extent. At preaent the only drawback ia the shocking inaction of Congress. Paooaata or Civii-taino*.?Downing, of Broad ntreet?the grant and intellectual Downing?open* to-day a cargo of freeh cyatera from South River They are the choicest gifts of ihe ocean- Go and try themThw Ao* ?e Taara.?The immortal Deary, of the Astor House, has just issued a new work on the fine art*, which bids fair to rival the work* of BoaHe has jost hroaght oat his new style of hat for the spring oi 1812, and a moat exquisite concern it in? m shape, in contour?in nip?in gloan?in light nets ?in every element of taste and beanty. Leary is the very Napoleon of hat-makers Other philosophers copy hm forma, and imitate hia shapes. He is the greaua* original, aad throws out every summer has inventions, aa the trees of the forest, aid the flowem of the garden. L*aa or tub D?r ?The story of a duel among a group of I tail too* at Hobahen. " flum* ?rrra " Saiura or tub Ci-rtie.?The Mail steam ship Clyde, Captain Woodruff, started early this m? nine for th? West Indies, by the way of New Orleans. 3ie was taken out by Thomie V*i , the New York Filet The flnet a*4 Trvantssdsan Meeting In the Park laat night Relntlre te the School itueetlon ?The Proceeding*.?The Extraordinary Result.?The Breaking up In a ROW. Almost every one saw the large placards posted yesterday at every corner of the city, of which the following is a copy PUBLIC MBBT1NG. The citizens ef New York, ia favor of sustaining the present PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM of the city, which opens the doors of the Schools to all who choose to enter, and who are oppozed to the passage of any law which ahall deatroy or injure these grbools, are requested to meet in the PARK.on WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, the 18th indent, at FIVE O'CLOCK, to express tneir sentiments and wishes on the suhj.-cL la cause tjuence ot the call, a platform was erected in the Park opposite the City Hall steps in the course of the day, and by five o'clock last evening nearly 3000 persons had assembled in front of, and around the platform, aid on the steps of the City Hall. A large majority of the spectators were evt dently whig*; still there were over a thousand loccfocos, and many of the latter were evidently of the most noisy and riotous claan Immediately in front ol and around the platform, there were a great many ot the Catholic Irish assembled,lormtng a sona phalanx of about 6 or 8, or perhaps even 10 deep ? Those immediately in front looked very black at the ollicers of the meeting daring the proceedings, and yelled in opposition, and criedjout, but U6ed no violence. About 10 minutes after five about a dozen very respectable looking elderly gentlemen mounted the platform and took their seats in front of a long table with a pitcher of water on it. At the table sat the Reporters of the Herald, Journal of Commerce, Kxprese, and Transcript. Mr Lambert Sutdam rose and Baid that his Honor the Mayor had been requested to preside at the meeting, but he had declined doing so, and would give his reasons for declining in the papers of Thursday morning. He therefore proposed that Jacob Aima should take the chair. This was carried. Mr. Aims took his seat and then proposed the follow-jig gentlemen as otReers of the meeting i? Vice Pbeiidcbt*. Wards. Wards Jsbaathan Goodhue, 1 J. W. Hardenbrook, 10 Petar Sharps, 3 Francis Fickett, 11 David B. Ojden, 3 Dr. A. V. Williams, 13 Oliver T. Hswett, 4 Thomas Winsbip, 13 George Jorlsno, 5 it.chard M. Raven, It John W. Bradhurst, 6 David Graham, 13 Josiah Kick, 7 Isaac Kennard, 16 Joseph Aloxanden, 6 George Fesslnger, 17 Abraham Van Nest, P SasaaTsaias. John 1. Mum ford, John Post, T. Frrsaenden, A H. Mickle, James V Rich, Thoa. Sedgwick. Neil Grey, Tneae names were carried amidst a few cries of "no;" andjsome criss of "Co?k-a doodle-doo" irom some ill behaved boys at the back of the plat. form. i Mr Aiuca then rnw nod anid?"Gentlemen, one . of the Secretaries will proceed to read the call of the meeting; (cries of "oh?ah I take a drink? cock-a-doodle-doo")- Gentlemen will please to come to order!"?(cries of 'hats off?down in front?sit down, old equare toes?cock a doodle doo !") Mr Fs.-basDair, one of the secretaries, then read the call of the meeting, as given above. To this 1 he added, "This call is signed by more than 21,000 , names of your fellow-citizens!" (Cries oi Bah? 1 So you don't?shut up?ah?ah?ah?ah")?consi- j derable laughter and groaning immediately around | the platform, and more crowing like a cock from the boys at the back of the platform. After this ( there was a sort of funny pause. t The Chairman then rose and said?" Gentlemen, you have heard the call of the meeting ; (pause and cries of " oh, yes ") " What'a your pleasure T* (Another curious pause.) "Isit your pleasure to adopt the call of the meeting T' (A loud [cry of " no" was heard immediately from some one in ront of the platform, and loud laughing ) "All jrou in favor of it say aye." (About 200 hundred 1 cried "aye.") "All you opposed say, no." ' (About 150 said " no,") but they cried out so loud ' that they appeared to have a majority. ' CiiAiaiiAN.?"It is carried." " Cues of " no," from the Irishmen dose to the platform. ' The Chairman then sat down, and Josiah Rich ' Ilsq , rose and said, that be deemed it a fortunate, ' circumstance which had called them together, in order taat tn? y might prove tnemseives 10 De uue oiiizoas of this proud rrpsblie, devotedly attached othe institutions of their country, and desirous ol ipholding and preserving them. We ask, he laid, simply the truth, and simply seek the truth to nvest it with simplicity ; and for the purpose of proclaiming to all politicians of every class and every grade, that the public schools are too sacred a matter to be made the subject of political legerdemain. He would say no more, but simply offer the resolutions which he held in his hand, and his friend, Mr. Feenenden, would read them. (Applause and all sort- of cties and crowing ) Mr. Fks?*d*:ii then rose with the following resolutions in his hand. He is rather nervous, and his hand shook a little. On seeing thi?,an Irishman iu front of the platform cried out, " Be Jasus, he's got the horrore! better take a driak, old boy!"? (Laughter.) He then read the following JUsolvtioss. Whereas, A proposition ts alter the system of publie school education, now in operation in our chy.het been introduced into the Legislature of our State, accompa nied by the report of a committee which indicates au entire absence of preciiesl knowledge of the sut>ct?a gross misapprehension offsets, and an entirely mistaken view of public sentiment: and Whereas, The practical operation of the innovations proposed to be introduced, cannot fail to impair, if not destroy,a system which has established heeli in the affi client and esnfidtnee of our community, by its happy combination ol the advantegeeol private voluntary association with those of vigilant public supervision ; and which imparls the ben* iiu and blessings of education mora r feasant v nnrfnrtlv Wftiorftllv hint salisfaisineils. thtn any other known lyrttn in the world : I. Therefore, Resolved, ThMtte statements and inferences conteioed in the lata report of the Coaimi'tee of College*. Academies end Schools, in the popular branch of our Hi ate Legialature, do great iujoatioe to that spirit of liberal toleration and universal benevolence, which ha* always peculiarly distinguished our city, and are therefor* a subject of deep regret and mortification; because the aieana el correct information are at all time* within the reach of any and every individual who n??y be disposed to make a candid investigation of the subject. II. Resolved, That it ia net true that the public fuuda appropriati d to the purpose* of education ia our city, or any portion of them, are under the control of an irresponsible corporation, or of any other corporation, except that of the city of New York; and we ivapectfnlly commend J aa worthy of the imitation of their successor*, now in olBce, the example of that Legislature which plaeed the management of our local acheola la the hands of our local government; with feUcenSdence that our city corporation will apportion the school funds among such iuotitutiona, and auch only aa will di.ponso tho blessingsoi education, without sectarian bios, equally to ill who are williog to enjoy them. III. Roeotved, That tho domination of tho Public School Society oa ooo of tho Ogonta of tho Common Council in tbodistribution of the 8rboot Fund, doe* not preclude any other institution from a like agency if the Common Couacil see ttt to confer R ; and no application I has ever been denied by the Common Conocil, accept in cases which demanded a recognition of religious peculiarities which would bo wholly ineompotiblo with the spirit of ear political iaatitutioaf. IV. Reaolved, That it la not true that Ihare are M 7SS children in our city, (nor any approximation to that nnmbvr,)Mis mentioned ia the Report of tho late Seoretary si State, bet warn the age* of S and IS yuais whol ly destitute of education, and such an inference cannot ii V f m that they era not found)n our public school* ; nor doe* the fact of their absence offi-r anr around for an infer--... <l.. . .. ? v? im nr ijnn is uopopular, tx-eaute lit* greet efficiency of ear schools in imparling instruction to tha youthful mind, anabloa Childron to acquire a goo I common ochoal education long h*for? they ara siiteea jeers a< aga. and then and) of anoh saw ara abaart Tram the eehaala, aiding their paronta in attaining a llvrlihaod having at an ear liar aga attained a for batter education In oar tchool* than tho diatriet system of aar atata la capable of impart inf. V. R-onload. That th* "thick fog af Ignorance settling upon our city " ia net lalf soomintously portentous a* that aha af pr*judica which the report of th* ochaol com mitt** In tha legislature it calculated to create, and wo haro little doubt that both the eland and theaatoha will bo apoodilT dlaaipated hatha light of truth. I VI. Reooiaod, That of all tho public laatitationa af our city, there ara nana under sera win*, faithful and economical; none mora useful la th at rope ration than tho Public Schools of New Verb, that ia respect In ho kind and amouot of alomoatary last rant ion they amish. tha habits of attantion and ordor.they incaleotr, ad their .-atiro freedom from sectarita and political in Nuances, the Puhlk. Schoolsef New Yor* m iy challenge I < comparison with any public ins-ilatioos (hrthe edues tien of children, in tho country or in tho world: and. la our judgment the passage of tay law a kich would Jo stroy or materially Irjore, tho poblic achool ay stem ol I this city, would bo a great public calamity. VII. Reaolved, That wa highly approve of nur nfeaant vvtem of public education, becauea tt opana the mora of the achoola to all the children of the community, whether rich or poor, theoliapring of native citizen!, or ol foreign birth ; it placea them all upon common Ameh can ground ;?theee tchoola are not Epiacopalian. Preabyterian, Baptiat, Methodiat, or Romau Catholic achoola, but Common 8cmooia, in which the child of thepooreat man in the community receivea. without expanae, an education which will nt him ao far aa elementary education la rrquired. to diacharga with credit, not only the ordinary duiiea of life, but thoae which appertain to the higheat civil othcaa in the country. VIII. Reaolved, That one of the principal cauaet to which maybe aacribed the excellence and aucceaa of Itu Pathlta* BvcIaia nfthil Titv 11 (h?l IlllilOrmitT of their classification, and of the books which they uie ; >o that a child removing from the vicinity of one ichool to that of another.may proceed with hia education io|the latter without heme required to change hia hooka, and make himielf acquainted with a new system. Another oftheaecauteaia that the ayatem ia under the euperri ion of citizens, who volunteer their aervicea and couii ela without pecuniary compensation to direct ita operationa, tinder the general supervision and control of Repreaentativea choaen hy the people. IX Resolved, That it ia desirable that the fee of tho property now held hy the Trustees of the public Sohool Society ahould be vetted in the Corporation of the city of New York, aud that the Truateea ahould hold the aaid prop'rty on lease X. Keaolvrd, That the indiapoaition or neglect of any portion of the citizena of Now York to aend their children to the public achoola. ia matter of general concern, and t'tat if that indiapoaition and neglect can he remedied by any rightful ia equally our interval and our duty to adopt thoae meaaurea. XI. That if in the opinion of the Legislature, a more efficient popular control can be extended over the public achoola of tbia city without Impairing their utility or excellence, such change would be acceptable to the citizens of New York; but in the opinion of this meeting , it is in a high degree important that such change be adopted only upon the moat carefal and deliberate examination of the whole aubject, in all ita bearings, anJ a/terwardf submitted to the vote* of the electors of the city XII. Reeoleed, That thia meeting it entirely satisfied with the laws aa they exist, relating to the public scnooli in tnie eity. placing tncm un ler ii?e control aua supervision of our Common Council?but entertaining full confidence in the intelligence of our community, we would have no objection to the passage of a law by the Legislature (subject to the above popular teat) to provide for the choice of commiaaionera of the school fund, at a ipecial election of the people, whose duty it should be to viait every school in the city that does now or mayhereafter participate in the bounty of the public, and with the concurrence oi the superintendent of common schools, to aiclude from them books or mages which would have a tendency to produce a sectarian bias, or exert an immortal influence (shonld any auch be lound), and alio to perform all the duties now devolving upon the commiaaionera who are appointed by the Common Council XIII. Reiolved, That the Introduction^ what is called the district school ayttem into thia city, would be a deplorable exchange: and we solemnly call upon our legislators to pause before they interpose so formidable an obstacle to the harmony of our community, and the sacceasful operation of our fondly cherished system of com mon schools. XIV. Resolved, Thatthe Representatives chosen by this city in the House of Assembly, and the members of tbe Senate from thia district, be r> quested to use their efforts and influence, in their respective houses, to carry out the views expresaed in these resolutions, and that a delegation of twelve citizens, theoretically and practically acquainted with our present system of common school education, to be aest to Albany to carry tho call of this meeting, with the original signatures subscribed thereto, and the proceedings of the meeting authenticated by the signatures of its e (fleers, and cause the same to be laid before the popular branch of the Legislature, and that said delegation be charged with the duty of making known to tbe members of the Legislature, tnn sentiments and views of thia meeting in respect to our admirable ay item of public education, and that tney alee have power, in their discretion, on eensultation with the chosen representatives of thia city, in the Legislature, to aek to be heard at the bar of the Home of Aeaembly. on the merits of the present bill before that body relative to the common schools of this city, before the final action of the House thereon. XV. Resolved, That said delegates be paid a compen sation for their services equal to that received by members of the Lerislature. and that thev be nominated bv the Chairman of this meeting. XVI. Resolved, That the officer* of this meeting be a committee to receive donation* from oitizens to defray the expense! above authorized. XVII. Resolved, That the proceedings of this meetin^,signed by the officers, be published In all the newspapers. The Chair subsequently appointed the following gentlemen as the Committee to proceed to Albany, inder the 14th resolution : Stephen Allen, ffieorge Pessingvr, Robert C Cornell, Frederick Depeyster, Peter Cooper, Dr. A. V. Williams. Samuel Gilford, Lindley Murray, Edward Dayton, Andrew McOown, Dr. Wm. Rockwell, Audrew H. Mickle. With power to fill vacancies. During the reading of iheae resolutions there was 10 disturbance worth speaking of; but only a few >ccasional outcries, and shouting of " ah! oh!" and :rowing of " cock-a-doodle do," by the boys betind This was particularly the caae at that part of ihem which Bpeaks of the " thick fog of ignorance" hanging over this city. When the reader came to hat part just before where < the resolutions speak sf the officers of the meeting being a committee to rceive donations, the outcry increased considera>ly, and so did the crowing. At this stage of the iusinese, Col. Sto*e rose and said, that he got up merely ;o second the resolutions; he had not seen or heard hem read before this moment; but they were so idmirable?so perspicuous?so comprehensive? hey came so directly to the point?and epoke so "orcibly to the hearts of all present, that any thing ike a speech in their favor from him, would then ndeed be a work of super errogaticn. (Cries of 'whooe?hoo?o?o??>???*h?a?a?a! oh? o? ? " He could only express his entire and full satisfaction with them, and hia sincere opinion that those who had prepared them, had ably and honorably fulfilled the task committed to their care, and were entitled to the w irm thanks of the community. And he should, therefore, second tinm without another woid (Applsu e.) inc lihii rose 10 pu? in* rrsnmuons. some one b'-bird him cried out "Loud! loud?speak loud!" Chairman?"Gentlemen, you have heard the resolutions read-all you that are ia favor of them will plevse 10 say ''aye." Here there waaa'very loud, numerous an0 powerful cry of "aye! aye !" There might have been 500 joined in it. '.Chairman? All jrou that are opposed to them will say "no." Here there was about 400 ciied out "no;" but they cried out so loag and so loudly, that it waa difficult to my whether the resolutions were carried or not. Here one tall raw-boned chap at one corner of the edge ol the platform cried out?"1 move that the Legislature be let alone?let them handle their own business alone?we've too many legislators here by a d?d 'sight!** (Laaghter and outcries, and the confusion among the crowd increased considerably.) Chairman?It is moved and aeconded that tkia meeting adjourn- (Cries of "No?no" and "ayeaye." At this critical moment of the proceedings, some doz*n or twenty rowdies jumped up on the platform, amidst all aorta of cries, some declaring that the meeting shonld not adjourn till they had made a speech. These appeared to be principally young aativra determined to kick up a row; the Irish did sot take part in this that we saw. The officers of the meeting then either fled precipitately or were driven off the platform, the chairs and table were nvsrlnrnp^ ftia.4 am Ullnar <%nnnl?? un tWn ni>*kss water and threw the contents rf the pitcher ind>scriminately over the retiring vice-presidents and secretaries, and the eurroanding spectator! about the platform. All the officers, we believe, managed to make their escape without any injury. Thoae ef the crowd who rushed on to the platform and took possession of it, remained there a short time, shouting, laughing, yelling, and dancing sbout like half crazy creatures; and finally they jumped off. and most of them runhsd through the Park and down Beekman street. After this a sort of half Mormon, half Temperance preacher, mounted the platform and remained mining till the boys hooted him off. The crowd lingered about till dark and then dispersed. Letter of the gayer. The following is the letterof his honor the Mayor, alluded to by Mr Suydam: ? Mtvesh Orvies.Marah t?h,!?td. Ts Miiim.Jeei&h Rich. THaooesa Saoowiea, Tmom*i Feasances, Otuaet raeainees, ass othcaa: O-ntlrm-n -I )ee?criay rre?l?i4 your note of the 13th [' Sent, requesting ma to preside "at a meeting to he hrldisthe feik,on Wadaradey (thia day), in faeor ol the public echenl tyetiin. and oppnead to tna pntenga oi any law nhtoh thalldaatioy or injure thoeaeebeoli." Upon being alactedte th^efltee et Mayer ol thia city, I ferased a Sand datarmination net tepreeide at soy pah Uc meeting of my feUow oitiaans having In view sub jsoti of legialation; tUi determination he* been trietljr conformed to. You will thrr?fore tieuwntlt daelio ing tb? proffered honor. Leat, however, thia act of mine aliould be mitconatrued. and aa the anhjaot to which your communication refaraiaof vaot public importance, I beg your indulgence for a atatement of the vicwa to which my reflection! hare led me. By flrit reviled Statu tea, 31 ed,. page 488, aaction 117, the Corporation of the city of Xaw York hare tho power and are it quired, at leait onaa in three yean, to deaignato the aocietiea and acheola in the city that ahali be entitled to receive a ahareof the Public School moneya. and to preacribethe ruls* and reatrictiona under whirh tuch moneya ahall be received by auch echoola and aocietiea. By auction 184 of the aame Statute, the Corporation of tba city of New York are required once in three yeare to appoint iu each ward of the city one eommiaaiener of achool moneya, who ahall hold their office for three yeara: any vacancy which may occur among auch commieaion?ra, ia to be filled for the unexpired term of auch commisaioner, by the Common Council. Theae commiaaioneraof achool moneya are to divide thoae moneya for the city of New York, among auch envois SHU VUUIOTJCS 1U? OVID HI Oil UUUUVII ?/ wiwi nance ihatl dreig nate, rateably according to the number of children between the o(ea of lour and sixteen yeara, taught by auch school or aociety. Theae commissioners of achool money a am compelled to rialt the achoola and eocietiea to designated, at leaat twice in each year, to make examination of the achoola, and alan oi their book* and accounta, and to cauae the trnateea to make returne to the Common Council and to the 8u[wrint?ndentof Common Behoola. Tbia law eatahliahea that the Corporation of the city of New York, (a body reaponaible directly to the peoJ>le, and aonually'elected by them,) haa the full and perect control and management of the common achool edu? cation in thia city ; they deaignate the achoola that are to receive the public money a : they preaeribe theruloa and reatrictiona of auch achoola, and can at any time withdraw the public moneya from any achool or aociety that doea not conform to thoae rulea and reatrictiona, or in not worthy of the confidence repoeed in it. It ia certainly deairahle that thia power inould be retained by the people of thia city; that it should not be aurrenlered to the State authoritiea, when wa have at moat but aixteen membera in both branchea of the Legialature ogaiostthe immenae force af the other aectiona of the State The exerciae of thia power mutt be acceptable to eur citiiena, and will be moat beneficially applied by there, because the achoola are immediately under their obaervation; they can detect any defect in them, and their authority can initantly correct it. Again, it ia gratifying to the commendable pride end due to the importance of ihia great city. that it should retain all ita powers, and not voluntarily relinquish [any ef ita Just prerogatives. The city of New York has thus far exhibited entire capacity to exerciae the power thua reeled in her. All the achoola and aocietiea (elected by her recipient! of the achool moneya, are {among tne best on thia con* tinent. Their acbolara, in the naeful and eaaential branch** of Engli*h education, will successfully compare with the beat pupil* of the moat approved [natitu tion*. The aocietiea and (choola aelected by the Common Council, are the " Public School Society," " New York Orphan Aiylum," Catholic Orphan Assylum," "Half Orphan Aaylnm," ' Inatitutlon for the Blind,"" Mechanic*' School Society," "Harlem Shcool," "Yorkville Public Scheol," "Manhattan Free School," "Hamilton Free School," and " Colored Orphan Aaylum". Theae aocietiea and achoola are diatinct from each other, and managed by aeparate and independent truiteea All of them are subject, aa before atated, to the auperviaion and control of the people through the Common Council. The great auperiority of thete (choola over thoae in other parte of the State, Organiaed under the common school fyatem?and that they are auperier and greatly *o, will be admitted by all who know both-arises from the fact that the mrmbera of thece aeveral School Sociatiea and their managing truateea. are peraona who from taate and inclination voluntarily give their attention to the (ubject. The duty they render la a pleaaure to them, and they perform it with enthusiasm, while the Trustees in many of the Common School Diatricta give a cold and almoat unwilling attention to the dutiea required of them ; thia ia becauae they are principally men engaged in buaineoe puranita, which, to them, are intereating. No objection ha* been made that the achoola aelected by the Common Council do not wall educate the children who da attend them. The complaint ia that many of the cdildren, who are entitled to the benafita of the common achool fund, and to educate whom ia the duty and the intereat of the public, do not attend any of theae achoola because of the feeling a which the parents of theae children have againat the public inatitutiona. Thia evilend it ia a great public evil?ahould be remedied. The only queftion really ia, Koto can it be remedied with the least detriment to the intereata and welfare of the great ma** of children who do attend and are educated by the precent institutions? Certainly not by abridging the capacity for uaefnlnesa of the present institution*, but by providing other school* for the children of such of our fellow citizens a* are from any cause unwilling that their obildren shall attend the present schools. I suggest that the Common Council by ordinance declare that any association of citizens may organize a school which shall receive a rateable proportion of the Common School moneys, provided such school conform to the rules and restrictions prescribed by the Common Council: among the restrictions it ahould be provided that no sectarianism or order of religion ahould be taught in them. Such a disposition of this question, would retain in the people of the City and County the control of the subject, and thay, through the Common Council, could at all times correct any abuse that might occur, or make any improvements that might be suggested. The preseut Societies and Schools would not be injured, and the children now not attending them, could be brought into a full participation of the,Dene fits of a common achool education. ir, under this organization of public instruction, the number of children entitled to a participation in the be desired that the number would be increased.the Common Council bsve power to augment their ichool fund, even to twice its present extent, ao that the efficiency and usefulness of the existing schools would neither be destroyed nor in any manner impaired. Tery respectfully, yours. ROBERT H. MORRIS. Moxk Steamships.?We are now hourly expecting the Dee to arrive from the West Indies. She haa probably been detained by going ashore at Turks Island. She is to be followed in two weeks by the Solway, Capt. Britton, then perhaps by the Forth, Capt. Fsyrer. Tub Oblt Stats; Remedy?a direct tax at once. The Ttlex Pasty.?On Friday, 4th instant, an administration party was organised in New Orleans, by a oelebration. It was five hundred strong at the first move. According to the present appearances of our foreign relations, the whole country will soon i have to rally round tha President, and all party and faction will be broken to pieces. Mark this. A Match at Last.?Prentice, of Louisville, has found his match in Bnrrell, the new editor of the Advertiser- He puts it ioto him daily at the rate of half a pound of bitten a doxs. Prentice to recruit himself, has again fallen back upon kis old acquaintance?tke whiakey bottle. Smith's Habttokd aitd SraisoriBLo Kxexras.? The enterprising proprietor of this Express is rapidly gaining the confidence of the business community by his exertions in the performance of all matters entrusted to his care. This office is at Adams & Co's. No. 7 Wall street. We recommend him to all who have any business on his route, to extend to him their patronage, for Smith is a go-a-head young man of the Crocket school. Moxtmurr to M'Dohald Clash.?We were called upon yesterday to subscribe for the erection of a monument to the memory of poor M'Doaald Clarke. Many generoun?very generous hearts will ?ub8cnbe lor a monument to the dead, wno wouia not have given a cruat to the living poet. When Clarke waa alive, we frequently endeavored to pat him in the train of gaining a comfortable and hrnorable livelihood, by turning his talent into a popular channel. We have paid him several hundred dollars foil the contributions of his erratic muse?and was always willing to pay him a reasonable compensation for such pieces as were fit and appropriate for publication. A few months before his death, a fliqw of consummate knaves, who started epheme. ral prints of the lowest kind, seduced poor Clarke into their toils, flattered his foolish attachment to some lady in town?and published his effusions, without giving him any compensation?in fact they encouraged his worst vagaries. The consequence was, excitement, disease, starvation, madness and death. We know more of Clarke, and have seen more of Clarke, than perhaps any other person in New York, and on n proper occasion, we shall give n sketch of ^his singular, harmless and eccentric life and charaeter, with a few original effusions now in our possession, but never before published. They were written by him Inst summer?and paid for by on?hut want of time, room and opportunity have hitherto prevented or delayed their appearance. Mwttenl, Thsatiltal, dto. Rntler, the tragedian, is making great advances is New Orleans. His 1/wnM in proaoaaced the best that they have had there for several years. Mr Butler was called for at the doee of the play and vociferously cheered. The Opera ia New Orleans appear* to be ia a very i flourishing Mate. The "Bride ef LamnerntAar," "Marino Faliero," and Bellini's beet opera "Beni trice di Tcnda" have been played with great aac f cen- Mrs. &ittnn ia highly rpsken of a* a einger of great accvracy and sweetness; ehe ia evidently a very great favorite ui New Orleans < !Mg. Antogaioj baa been very hoarse. Mr. L/cll'i Vint Uetan on 6eoU(7 * Tabsrnacle, lut ?T??ln|. The high reputation which Mr. Lyell haa long enjoyed as a geologist attracted a very respectable audience at the Tabernacle last evening. There were about six hundred persons present, among whom we recognized many of the literati of our city. The science of Geology is, on many accounts, calculated t? excite the deepest interest in the mind of every one who takes the trouble of thinking about the external world and his relations to it. The subjects which it embraces, and the very nature oi its investigations, are marked by a mysterious sublimity which are well-fitted to excite our most earnest nnil a^mirtnv ntUntiAN TK.s 1 " ? -o u?i, respecting ine science of fieology, the most vague ideas are entertained by the masses, and it is only by a very few that the grand and imposing results which have been already attained in its successful prosecution, are known and appreciated. We therefore welcome the advent of Mr. Lyell as a popular exponent of the splendid discoveries and startling conclusions of that science to which he is so zealously devoted. But we fear that this gentleman has not adopted altogether the most judicious plan of jtopularixing his subject. Mr. Lyell's lecture last evening, was occupied by the explanation of a series of very beautiiul illustrations, got up on quite a magnificent scale. These consisted of a representation of the geological aspect of a portion of central France, in the neighborhood of Mont Dor?a "ground plan" of France? drawings illustrative of various " sections" of different orders of state?and representations of several species of fossil remains. These illustrations occupy many hundred feet of canvass, and were enlarged from Screes' work, and executed by Mr. Phillips of London in a very superior style. The scene which the lecturer chose as the subject of explanation is certainly one of the most strikingly descriptive and instruct, ve which could have been selected,inasmuch as it displays a very remarkable series of geological phenomena. The mountains in this region present specimens oi all the great classes oi "rocks," the formation of which is easily rofesable to different periods, and many very distinct causes. Mr. Lyell went back to the period when this region was only three thousand feet above the level of the sea, and had a surface composed of fundamental granite, with mountains very featurelees in their appearance, without any picturesque outline. He then described the gradual changes which took place in the dife* rent subsequent geological "periods," until the country reached its present elevation. Those who might be surprised at his speaking of the up heavingsof great districts of country, he reminded that he wsuld soon have an opportunity of showing that much more extensive regions were now in the act of raising above (the level of the sea ; and it was only to suppose the occurrence of a series of movements, such as he would demonstrate to he now going on in many parts of the earth, to he able to account for the phenomena in the particular region he had chosen for demonstration. Mr. Lyell then proceeded to speak *f the many races of quad rupeai inai aaa oace innaoitea ine eann, dui naa long since passed away forever, but of whose existence we had indisputable evidence in the fossil remains which present themselves to oar inspection in such abundance. He also entered into some in* teresting details relative to the formation of " iadusial limestone," and their geological productions; but it was this loose and desultory mode of dealing with his subject that appeared to us so injudicious. To those somewhat acquainted with the elements of the science, all this would have been aery well, but to those unacquainted with these details, such references were inexplicable, and of course useless. Had Mr. Lyell devoted one leeture to a familiar exposition of the fundamental principles of the science, and an explanation of what we may call its alphabet, and followed such a discourse by a lecture somewhat of the character of the one delivered last night, wo think it would have been more acceptable, and decidedly more instructive to the majority of bis heir era. However, from his lecture, all were enabled to form some idea of the great succession of events which the student of geology is called on to contemplate, and were taught the absurdity of supposing that the various "geological movements" to which their attention was directed, could have been formed at once, and in the same manner?that they could not possibly have been called into existence at the same time as th* ntf/tUim /if tko Sklanot itself T? MV NWV1VW VI MIV pitUlLk Al ITU IWi B1UC pretty clear that the varioua formatioaa were not produced aimnltaneoualy, bnt wen the work of very different causes,?some owing their existence to the action of water, others to fire; and were alao produced at very different perioda of time, by cauaea appointed by the great author of Natun to govern the) successive changes of the inanimate, and possibly also the animate world. Although, therefore, we regret that Mr. Lyell did not condescend to attempt the initiation of his auditors into the alphabet of the science. Still hia lecture was extremely interesting, and we anticipate much to entertain and instruct in those which are to follow. The next lecture will be given at the name place on Saturday evening Arrival at the Mississippi. The steam frigate Mississippi, Capt. Salter, arrived yesterday morning from Norfolk,Virginia,and eame to an anchor of! the Battery without firing a salute,not even one gun, owing, probably, to the scarcity of saltpetre. She was brought up in fine stylr,although not at a very rapid rate, by Amar Cowan, of the New York pilot boat Washington. The Mississippi is a war like, sound, substantial looking steam ship, painted black with a white streak, and very loftily rigged, too ssuoh so we think for a steamer. For ill we are to have steam sh ips, let them be such, and not sailing ships with heavy masts and spars and sails, offering ,a resistance to lhe wind of two or three miles an hour to their speed. We have now in our harbor the two great Am erican war steamers,the Missouri and Mississippi. One is at anchor off the Battery,and the other off Brooklyn. Bo far as we can teil by the experimental trips of both, the Missouri, built here, is the superior ves *1. but we shall wait till they take a trip together, before we aay more on that point. It w yet to be proved which is actually the fastest, the Miasiaeippi, with English engines,or the Missouri,with American engines. The question whether ear engineers or those of England, can make the bent marine engines, is now to be settled satisfactorily. N. B. In the afternoon at five o'cleek, five honrs after she arrived, a salute was fired. Fioht with a Slavss!?We have just received the particulars of a fight which took place off Havana, between a slaver and a British brig of war in the latter part of last monthThe slaver was fall of slaves and heavily armed. She begt off the brig of war after a short fight. The Solway. one of the West India mail steamer*, of the site of the Clyde, fired up on perceiving the engagement, with the intention of going to the assistance of the brig, but relinquished her object on neoing the brig dedine coming to close quarters with the bold slaver. So a steam ship and a brig of war were frightened off by a single slave vessel! We believe we are acquainted with this formidable slaver- We beliave her to have been at one time the barque Isaac Ellis, of thiaport. We knew , she was sold for a slaver; mounted with six twelve pounders, and n long Tom. And it is o?r impression that she is owned by the Captain and owstr of I the Clara, which was brought into thin port by H B. M. brig Buuard, in the wmiMr of 18W. m eoeaped then, |and vowed rengruee againet i British. Snkial Electi?*.?R*ad, democratic, has been elected to OoogrPM from the Soeqaehaanah Ds triet is Pennsylvania. i Mramu i* Fi?*u)a.?The Indiana are at iheii > eld awfal buaiaeaa?murdering the white* in cold blood in Fionda. POSTSCRIPT. I (0- /V our usual Southern Carruptndenee, fis, I by this morning'* Mail, see fourth page I Common Council. I Board or Amiwant Aldkrmsi*.?Wednesday, I March 16, 1842 ?This was a special mertng, called I to pass upon the report of the special conmittee, us I favor of a preventive police, and providirg for the I employment of eight hundred men, at ?6ind 99 per <1 week. ] After aome trilling preliminary business, the report M was taken tip It contains 45 sections, aid oo mo- tfl tion of the President, they were taken up stparalely. \U The first is as follows:? 'I 1. The police, lire, and watch departments ahaB .1 be united, and their duties performed by tie aame 'I i body of men, who shall be known as the City Po- m licernen, and be organised in districts. Messrs Benedict, Lee, Murphy. Underwood were in favor, and Messrs. Shaler and Ward opposed. I Mr. Dodoe moved that the word " fire' be struok s ou*. Lost The section was adopted. The second aeftion was then taken up. It is as follows t. The city and county of New York shall be di?- I vided into twelve districts, with dis'inct boundarien Mr. Lee moved to substitute e.ght for twelve. Mr. Beredict opposed Mr. Dodge was lor seventeenMr. Kawsoe was opposed. Mr. Lie's motion was lost. Twelve was etrtick out, and remains blankMr. Davis was opposed t*> the idea of uniting the police and fire departments. Mr. Mvamv was in favor. Mr. Las was also in favor, but from what he saw this evening, it would be impossible to past the ordinance in season for action by the Legislature this session- It would injure the bill by unduly hurrying it, and he moved that the committee rise. Carried. ' Mr. Watermv!*, who had been in the chair reported progress. Mr. Bsioas moved to lay the whole subject on the table, which was lost. Tne Board then adjourned to Monday weekIron Steam Vessels.?Four iron steamers of j two hundred and thirty tons each, are now building in this city. They are for the purpose of bringing coal directly Irom the Delaware through the Rantan Canal. Aiuu sivaai vcwcio arc rapiuiy locrrBeing in uw ber in ibis country. It is because they are found t? be more buoyant, and less destructive than thene made of oak. Cou*t of Eaaoas.?This Court has adjourned to the first Tuesday in April. It wiil meet on the4(h of Jane in this city. Murderer Convicted-?Willis G. Carroll hat been foand guilty of the murder of the Rev. Isaac Lindsey, at Gallatin, Tenn. Sionor De Bxoris' CoircnaT at Nible's last evening was attended by about four handred persons, a majority of whom were ladies. The bounty and fashion of the house were rarely equalled in proportion to the number of persons present. The entertainment passed off with entire satisfaction and pleasure, as all such entertainments must under the direction of the Signor, who is perfectly on/nit in all such mattery Chatham Theatre.?The splendid piece of Fam tus with us gorgeous scenery and plot of intense interest continues to attract crowds nightly. This evening the bill offers the usual attractions. The entertainments conclude with " The Golden Farmer," in which the inimitable excentricities of Soften are displayed in a most amusing manner. Court Cnlondnr?Tlalo day, Si'rERioa Covbt-Nos. 30. 38, 44, 1s1, 48. 34, 23, IS 11, 13, 33, 40, S3 to 03, 137, 64 to SS, 70, 136, 71, 73, tt, 134, 74, 76. Court or Common Plrai?Both branches most at IS o'clock. Pert 1, before Judge Ulibeeffsr?No#. 136,77, 13V, 141, 143, 143, 14V, Wl, 131, ivv, ivi, im, hi, 1 w, 171. P?rt 3, in Circuit Court room, beforo Judge Ingnhom No?. 103, 03, 88, 138, 188, 3*8, 988, 888, iM, 988, 378, 48, 330. 0(7- CHATHAM THEATRE?While other establishments nightly present a ''beggarly account of amplj boxes," tola prosperous cone era is crowded wife baa it J and fashion,to witness the grand ssele ?.rnmc of Fenatn and the eccentricities of John Sefton, who appears la night in three celebrated characters, in the Jaroeef a Lorer, the above successful drama, and the farce of the Spitfire. 0(7- A.C. BARRY'S TRICOPEROUB, or Medicated Compound for the Human Hair, is decidedly the beat and. purest article now In use for the entire removal ef scurf and dandriff; the surest remedy for baldness and (tap hair, the most clear and softening dressing that can peesibly bo applitd to the head, rendering the hair soft and glassy, sad freeing the hssd from sit human amd irritations. Pries 78 cents per bottle. Sold by B. F Rises, 14 Brattle Square, Boston; Wm. Anthony, Cburch street, New Haven ; Bourgut k Dibble, 371 Broadway ; asd by thepiopristor 148 Broadway, earner ef Liberty street 0(7- CHAPTER ON BECRE TS.-The world ie full of secrets? Politicians have their secrete, thoOddFelIojsi hsvs their seerets,ond the ladies have their secrets, though they seldom keep them. It is no sec ret/hot Peters' Lozenges tor the cure of lew spirits, headaches, ooughs, colds sad seasickness, go ahead of ail ether medicines for those complaints .and are the wonder and delight ef the age, and teat hie Teeth Paete and Sailling Strengthening Piaster, beautify the dental organs and strengthen the backs, breasts, he. af all who use them. For farther particulars inquire at 4M Broadway, or at C H. Ring's, corner Clia and Fuitnn and 88 North sixth St. pailsdelphis. Sold by Ring, S3 Kalien and 88 North Sixth st. Philtdslphit. I 07- EX TRACT OF A LETTER FROM MR. DAL- I LY?"From gt. Louis, Cincinnati, Evansvilto, Pitta- I birgh, and othsr places West, I am rsqaestad to sand I the Pain Extractor. Its fame has claimed, and Be pow- * j eriul effects have reached, the higheat circles. "Oae of the Patron Van Rensselaer's family has proved it a miracle, and sssses not to asme H to all. 'A gentlemen hare, under tka care of the ssodical college, whom all declared must die-his sight dimmed?hie breath moat gone?his pain exoroeisting?his stomach ui iniiimd that feud would not remain en it hoc boon cured completely by three well boxea of the Fate Ex- ] trio tor. Another, four month* in ae ambiguoua etate. cured by aae box only. Beth thoae caaee baked all flat kill of the faculty. There are aU aorta of ooaoa, and rite* ofleng atandmg, that aateoich the people, and aiako them utter praiae. I hesitate net to aay, if you do not hare >10,000 worth thia year of at, you will not da your duty." Thia groat remedy for all burna aad area, la a bo hod at 71 Maiden Lane, gratia or far pay. 09- SHORT FACTS TO THE AFFLICTED.?It Jo ometimea urged that the Rhauaatiam aanxot he cuaod by external application. Thia aay be true aaaattooe; but it ia aertaialy true that thia diereeaing complaint camnot be reached by internal reardlea, except by thatr long and conatant uae, by which, perhaps, at the aaaa time the ayateaa becomea generally deranged, debilitated and deatroyed. Even wore not thu the caee, how ahall the great distress of the aufferer b~ alleviated, while Inch clow and doubtful reaedlea hare their eBbet t The anawer ia plain, car did. and moat true. Dr. S.Howar Nerre and Bono Liniment.-No name uanld be xaaoam propriate. It reachee and aoothea the nervee, and alia ye paint moat effectually on Ha diet application, aad by n few repetitions remorea mora eBVctually and tptifily RheomaMc pains than aay iutarnal ot external appMeetioa waaerer known ta. lis eif. eta art pewaafoi aad immediate. Let thoee IB to ted try ft it hut onaa and they muat be eonriaced. 8HUBAKI HE WES, M. D. * NERVE AND BO.IK LINIMENT, inn iibu* neitiau aetata A cure for Rheumatic alfeotiou. Thm liniment iemoat. truly named, aa it peaatrate* t# every serve aad ainew of the perton uaing it. Dr. Hewea ia the aether of it, and it baa attained a reputatiea unequalled by nay ollhar article ia Rheamatiam. Thia externally, with the Indian Vegatabla Elixir Internally, ia warranted loenM the moat aerare caaei?to e xtrnd cent raci ed muaclea aad bring feeling aad aeatibilfty to limba long partly tod and uaeleaa. We only need reler te the caee af -, Eaq., Broadway, and to inarrt the lollowiug well known caae to obtain the conftdruce of the puMio far the articles, which may be found only at 71 Maiden Lane, Mow York. The follewiog ia tee reepectable and the gaahlion *oo well known to require oemmant. Let it he rood. " I have been uMicied meat grirviooaly aloeo IMS, with rhrumatiim andcontrectienof theoordaofmy lege, canted by the crampa of the cholera, wblekltbennam ia Ha moat aevere form. After trying mamy remedies in vain, 1 have found relief?bad the cords of my leg* to laxed?tha a welling reduced?and am g reeily^oan adttod ojr im lur *i iru? ? n?~ ?ment, uaed externally, ud eoa kMil* af Indian Vtfitkbit Elixir, uaed internally il lk? walk with cut in peaitiooa that I could not a weak ago fodtri at alL ? JAMES O REYNOLDS, ? 144 Chriatia etruet, cornet al Dilaaey at." {*7- THE LAST DAT OT DUBLIN -Waara aaeur> ed by the manager af the A met tcan M iim-u u.that tba Ma deled the City of Dahlia will peaHirely btrcatTadtouarraw warning. Bach prrtattt at h?ea(Bet aeon it affl raiaa a rich treat if thay da net go to day It la dtelded ly the moot perfect and labertoaa n ark of art ewer brought to taia conn try, and bee been admired by wan tiering tkauaandt tinea it bat Wan at tha Mwtua Tkia it alto the loot day bat two ..f Yaa Zoo, wa* Mr. Harrington tba greet Toetrlleqniot. New Taaa, iabti ftp-MRH. COBTENBANDER hot Iv-.n from Mb ey moot pein'ully aMtated wHh ta?t?rba?to ttwahan. that at timee bar a*at baeaaM It ad end entered. Mt Mi thabeadacha at all timet, but tom^ttn.rt mora di nWly than at othara. Bbr hat oeneulttd many of tha beat pby air lana here and at Philadelphia. hut without any ptruauent relief what-eer, till abe hat now tak*a Dr lyabab Hradarba remedy, to be fawn t only at 71 Maiden lana, and become qulta well. Of tkta will conrinaa any one who will call aa bar at N? 47 Pl?t atreet. JO UN COB TEN BAD EJL I

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