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MEW YORK HERALD. M?w Vork, Thursday, April 14, 1*44, To City latMcrlben and Ailvcrtlaer*. Wf have recetv d many complaints of the lateness of the hour at which the Herald is served to many of our city tubsciibers. We admit the fact, but at the same time, assure them, that on and after the 1st of May, a most effectual remedy shall be put to the evil. Oa that day, we enter our new premises, at the corner of Fulton and Nassau streets, Li- i: where we have now erecting louraouoic tyuuuci printing presses and one steam eRgine. Iwool these presses are intended for our daily paper, and are constructed by Hoe Ar Co., (and we request them to be busy ..bout them,) on such principles as will enable us to print Jive thousand sheets per hour ? Our daily edition is so large-being the largest in this eountry, ol any p'per which is sold for two cents?that hitherto we have been utterly unable to keep pace w.th its increase, or to serve our patrons as early in the morning as we could wish. After the 1st of May we shall be able to gratify all our readers and kind patrons. To our numerous and increasing body of advertisers have also an apology to make. Of late our advertising business has so much increased, that we have had a constant struggle between the news and the advertisements If this pressure continues, we shall either have to inereasc our dimensions, or give a double sheet twice a week, or issue an advertising extra. We shall ascertain as soon as possible which ol these modes, is the most economical to us, and the most useful to the public, and take our course accordingly. In the meantime, we hope that our large bcdy of readers and ndvtrtisers will bear patiently with us tor a little time. The organization ot this establishment, and the facilities we possess in producing a leading newspaper, ure such as to defy any competition trom any ijuarter- The establishment ot new papers only strengthen our position and enlarge the circle of patrons that fall back on our columns. Every new cash paper, if it only lasts for six months, brings a fresh assortment of readers into the ti-ld who remain to read, while the paper that taught them how, sinks away. With our sincere thanks for all past favors?and for the great patronage and approbation we have received from an intelligent people, through an unexampled career of prosperity, persecution, abuse, and triumph, we beg our readers to be assured tbat we shall uot relax our efforts an atom in all future time, while ihis soul can feel or this heart can beat. Singular Result of tlie Klectlon ?Doubtful character of the new Common Caunctl. One of the most remarkable results of the recent municipal election, is the, incomprehensible, mysterious, magnetic, political and geological c haracter of the newly elected Common Council. The members elect are nearly ascertained, but what their sentiments are on the great question that agitates the country?viz: Clay?or anti-Clay?alias whig or democrat?it is utterly impossible to tell. In some of the whig wards Aldermen have been elected, decidedly in favor of the present general administraiion, and totally opposed to the course of Mr. Clay. Will sach Aldermen uaiie with the ultra whigs, who abuse John Tyler, aud oppose the democrats or patriots who give his conduct a fair hearing, and a generous support I This is the singular question that will agitate the public mind till the new Common Council meet?this is the incomprehensible question which gives a new charucter and direction to the movements of the Corporation. The municipal legislature ol this imperial city, will be the first body of representatives, elected since the division took place between Clay and Tyler, that will divide on the same influences. From this circumstance, the whole republic, all Texas, a fourth of Canada, and half the civilized world, will wait patiently till their character be Isettled, On it hangs probably the next Presidency of the republic. If a majority of the Common Qonncil are ultra whigs ?warm friends ol Mr- Clay, that fact will form a nucleus of strength and influence that will be of vas1 importance to his ultimate chance. On the other hand, if the Common Council should have a majority ol only one opposed to Mr. Clay and his movements, ihat will give an entirely opposite direction to the vast moral and political influence of the city. On the whole, therefore, the character and disposition of the new Common Council is invested with as pretty a mantle of mystery and doubt as any mystic could devise. Time alone can tell. Ijfro*tai?t.?Henry Clay intends to visit New York, on his way to the West What a tremendous exciting time his presence will create! Prepare, Whigs. Kishop England. ?t South Carolina? a Catho he prelate,was said to be on his denth bed at the last accounts. North Easter* Houkhart.?Itisstated that the Oovernor ef Maine intends to call an Extra Session of the legislature, in order to take into consideration the propositions of Lord Ashburton on the disputed territory We presume the dstttei win be secret and confideniial. This may be the best way to settle the difficulty. First get Maine, and then the U. .S Senate m ist follow. Distusouished Thavcli *rs.?Boz and his. lady? also General Gaines, passed through Louisville, Ky., on the 6th inst. The General was on his ,way to Fort Towson, to take command?B07. en routt to S'. Lrmis, U> spy out the nakedness of ike land. Removals from Office ?We should not be surprised if there were a general sweep from office of all those now in the employment of the Government who have been engaged 111 defaming and slandering the Chief Magistrate. Why not! The tnenda of Mr. Clay will have to march out ol the Custom Houses?"bag and baggage, scrip and scrappage." We learn that every one of this class will be turned out before fall?or if not that the Collectors will 8? Tiie Citv Sroiu.?The new Corporation have nearly 1,000 good fat offices in their disposal?besides the expenditure of a million of dollars. This is the prise of a majority on joint ballot. If the ultra whigs have a majority, there will of course be a general aveepot the present Incumbent*?if the ^democrats organise as patriots, in favor of Captain Tyler, and take that ground at once, they may be able.to retain the tat ot the land. The Kremi is?This tafi, or hotel, or port-in-aftorin, or any thing yon pVw r to call it, at the corner ot Thames street uu 1 Broadway, in a squinting direction from the City Hotel, is getting on in first ra'e style- It is capitally kept. New Reucus.?Mr. B.ownson, the gTeat eastern philosopher, his again become a clergyman, and started a new doctrine called the Democrat!* rv..:? tnmty 1. iseom whit mystical in idea,but we suppose it will be a? easily understood as Joe Smith's prophecies. Hamn-cr ?The tariff movement does not seem to create a greal.stir. It is heavy up hill work?and probably Congress can increase the revenue, without any State threatening blood and thunder. A nation can never be thoroughly ma J on the same idea twice. Nr.w? mow Aliakt.?We learn by the steamer lro;n Albany, that tha democrats carried that city last Tuesday, by a large majority?electing Barent P. Staata, Mayor, by ibe superior vote ot 3?2* to 2412, and secating a majority of two in the Common Council. Several Unionists, and a Cu?tom House officer, from this city, who went ta Albany to electioneer for the whigs, got into a fight in that city and were most eaeentially thrashed. The legislature, after a aiseion shorter than any lor the last twenty years, and alter pawing three hundred and twenty-three acta, adjourned on Tucs- , day to meet again on the 16th of August. I KI ret Ion Returns. We present below uJi the official returns of the charter election, received up to the hour of going to pre*. The whigs have carried the first, second, third, fifth, twelfth, fourteenth and fifteen.h wards, and the democrats the fourth, seventh, ninth, tenth, eleventh, thirteenth and seventeenth- They also claim the eighth by a majority of nine votes for alderman, and ten lor assistant. Tins result was produced by the canvassers throwing out a number ol written tickets with the nanus of the whig candi- I dates tor alderman and assistant thereon, which tickets were pasted over a printed laliot having the names of the democratic candidates thereon. The sixth ward will be contested in the Common Council, and the result maybe considered doubtful until final actios by that body. In the first district of the sixth ward, the inspectors were compelled to leave the room, in which they were counting the ballots, at the time the Sixth Ward Hotel was attacked by the an ti-Catholie mob, and when they returned, the ballots were found scattered about the fl >or in every direction ? The inspectors of that district, of both parties, have therefore be?a unable to make an ofiicial return, and the result may be that the Common Council may authorise a special election in that ward for charter officers. They had concluded counting the ticket for mayor before the mob attucked the house. In the sixteenth ward it is alleged that the canvassers have thrown out 159 votes, cast for Edward D. West, the whig candidate for alderman, because the word " For" was omitted upon the ballots before the word " A'derman." The election law expressly declares that the ballot shall contain the words " For Alderman." The majority for West over his highest opponent, is lit). If these votes are set aside, the democratic candidate for alderman is elected. This ward wi'l also be contested before the Common Council. The result, therefore, at present, is, that the whigs have seven wards sure, and the democrats a like number, while the sixth, rii'hth and sixteenth are doubtful. in the third ward, the entire whig ticket, headed by Underwood und Dodge for alderman and assistant, is elected by about -130 majority, while MrPeitch is chosen collector by about 80 majority over his highest opponent- The whigs were divided in this ward. In the fourteenth ward the whig alderman, Stewart, is elected by about -10 majority, while Scoles, the whig assistant, slips in between the two democratic candidates by only 8 majority. The other portion of the ticket elected is all democratic. In the twelfth ward, llichard F. Carman, the whig candidate for alderman, was elected by about 90 majority over the two democrats, and G. F. Alleston, the whig assistant, by about 50. The democratic collector is elected, and one constable. All the rest whig. The democrats had two tickets for alderman and assistant in the sixth, twelfth, fourteenth and sixteenth wards, and the whigs two in the third. The result then us far as ascertained stands thus: Wn igi. Democrats. Doubtful. i Alilcrmen, 7 7 3 Assistants. 7 8 3 According to all appearances,the Tyler party, the "corporal's guard," will hold the balance of power, and determine the distribution of all the offices. Will the "guard"give these offices to the Clay men! Will they cut their own throats? There is a majority of 2000 in this city opposed to the ultra whig party?will all the offices be given to these ultras! They certainly will?and they ought to be, if the patriots, the "nuard," locofocos and all, don't asitate and come up to the scratch at once. Official lie turns. Focbtii Wabd. Far Mayor. R. H. Morris, 1,374 J. P. Phoenix, 994 For ?lUerman. R.Martin, 1,178 R.H.Williams, 1,063 Democratic Majority, 116. For Assist. Alderman. D.S.Williams, 1,313 Ashfield, 1,047 Democratic Majority, 163. For .ImiMin. Avory, 1,367 Oakley, 1,140 Sparks, 911 Mount, 914 Atery'a Majority, 316?Oakley's Majority, 319. For tollector. Fellows, 1,318 Williams, 963 Democratic Majority, 366. For Constables. Bushaell, 1.199 Joseph, 1,139 Jenkins, 1,063 Thompson, 1,038 Colyer, 83 Hyena, 118 Bushnell's Majority, 137?Josi ph's Msjority, 76. Sstewth Wabd. For Mayor. R.H.Morris, 1730 J. r. Thcenix, 1,603 T.F. Field, (Abolit) 13 James Monroe, (Ty) 3 .i'.drrmtn. Charles W. Smith, 1643 Wm. D. Murphy, 1,611 As?i?t. Aldermen. James Nash, 1.696 Henry A.llurlbut, 1,610 Collector. John Robhins, 1 673 J.M.Tnthill, 1,571 A son/ant Collector. DaTidLysn, 1,704 Caleb Hyatt, 1,636 1 Charlei F. Way, 1,649 George Adams, 1,613 Conitahle John Davit, 1.6*1 E. Thompson, 1,663 Samuel Jones, 1 683 J.LcBrun, 1663 Twelfth Wabd. Dist. 1st. 3d. Totsl. Carman, 368 333 480 Allerton, 340 309 449 Williams, 118 186 304 Osgood, 163 338 390 Bievoort, 137 107 334 Hickok, 110 83 193 Carman's majority, 176?Allerton's, 69. The Vote for Mayor. Words. Majorities for Morris. Majorities for Phtnix. 1 3 387 3 4 399 6 143 6 467 7 334 8 89 9 316 10 364 1 1 830 13 130 1 3 434 1 4 404 1 5 764 1 6 238 1 7 378 Total, 4,082 3,142 3,143 Morri*' Majority, 1,910 Lait year, 436 Democratic gain 1.474 In twelve montli*. Fkasck a?r> America o* Live Boat*.?We were shown, it few days ago, a diploma from the general Shipwreck Society, awarded to Joseph Francis, of this city, for his invention of Life Boats. It was re eived at the U. S. Naval Lyceum, direct from France, by the last packet, and was an object or much attention among the officers, as being the first testimonial of the kind ever received in this country. The Society counts among its numbers, a* appears by the pamphlets which accompany the diploma nearly all the sovereigns *>f lOurope, most of the Admirals and Generals, be. ides many of the highest dignitaries of Church and State. The compliments is well tntrited, and shows, if nothing else, that there are people in the world yet who have not used up and expended all their abilities and energy in th* politics, finance, diplomacy, or other humbug of the day,to the exclusion of plain common sense, and to the utter demoralization of the present age and generation. All good men mail wish Francis success, and join in the hope tnat a round salary is attached to the membership! W t shall take up this subject again one of the-"C days when a little more at leisure, and in the mean time advue him to publish a list of such vessels as Carry his Life Boat, and make a point of showing up 1 those who lose their men overboard, and arc not able to save them for want of his boat. N#va S?otia.?We have received Halifax papers to the 7ih inst. The harbor of Sydney, Cape Bieton, remained troz-n overon the 30th ult. The harbor of Pi ctou was open. The teal fishery of Newfoundland, it was expectci, would terminate unfavorably,the weather having been much against it. \ The Terrible BlrrtloR Blot lo tbe SUth Word?All Parties to Bloats. It has been too well known to oar peaceable citizens, that for the last three or four elections, the whigs and locofocoa have each had an organized band of men to attend the polls, under pretence of keeping order and seeing fair play. The whig band has been called Unionist*, and the locofoco band Spartans, la each band there are several so called " lighting charactersand we don't know that either band has distinguished themselves hitherto for any thing particular, except kicking up a row, on the cheaper! possible terms and the rbortest possible notics. For, it is but too notorious that since their organization we have bad rows and tights at every electionTo say that the existence of bands af fighting characters to attend the polls is a disgrace to our c.ty, is saying but little ; both parties are to blame for countenancing them. The whigs for commencing the system; the locofocos for following so bad an example. But those who began the miserable system deserve a tenfold share of censure. It is, perhaps, equally well known, that at the election ju?t terminated, there was the greatest possible amount of discord in the locofceo ranks, on almost every subject except that of Morris for Mayor; but the principal apple of discord was the School Question, which was wickedly and foolishly thrown into our election conteets, by Governor Seward and Thurlow Weed; and after they had lit the flame, Bishop Hughes fanned and fed the same, until became near bring swept away in the conflagration for his folly. At the recent election, all the discordant and jarring elements and bones of contention seemed to have keen concentrated in the unfortunate Sixth Ward, of bloody and riotous and immortal memory. In the 16th, there was a small row occasioned by the Varian locofocos supporting his course on the School Question, and the Irish locofocos opposing him. Iathel2:h, there was a row between the Trial? Inpnfn/snu tvhlt aiir>ri-vrt*>rl Dr Wil'iama on/1 the American locofocos who supported Henry Bree oort; and the name causes led to similar rows and quarrels in the 14;h Ward; and the result was, that the locofbcas lost all these three wards. The American locofocos seeing how things were going in the other wards, and finding that by the splits and quarrels in the filh Ward, they were likely to loesethe majority in the Common Council, became very much excited towards the close of the afternoon; and it was very evident that it would take but little to create a terrible riot in that watd. And besides all this, there was a split among the Irish themselves. One party put up Ferris for Alderman, and the other put up Shaler, But all this quarrel arose out of the School question also. For Con.Donohue, the former Collector of tne ward was turned out ' the Common Council for the part he took in the School Question, and causing Pardy to lose his election for Mayor. When the nominations were mtde.'Donohue was sacrificed and thrown overboard ; on this his Irish friends rallied, made a new ticket, with Ferris at the head, to run it against Shaler, who had become very unpopular by his crusade against the little beys for crying Sunday newspapers ; and thus the materials were ready, and the preparations made for a very elegant riot. Again, in addition to all this, besides the whig candidate, Crolius, and the Bishop Hughes' candidate, Shivers Parker, there was a fifth candidate in the person of a member of one of the above bands, for the honor of Alderman of this unfortunate ward, who had declared that if he could'nt he elected Alderman of the ward, no one else should. This was the exact state of afTairs there, and out of which the row begun in this wise. It seems that in the afternoon Mr. Shaler, or some one of his friends imprudently boasted that he could master more Irish votes than Ferris could. On this a Ferris Irishman said he could not. This led to high words and great excitement. One of the Spartans stept tin nnrl aaiH a mun mnut Kp a fnnl In vnlo fnr Fprria An Irishman told him he was a liar. The Spartan consequently knocked him down. This was tke commencement At the same time, the Sha'er Irish and Ferris Irish were having a beautiful little family quarrel in two or three places, fighting and abusing each other, which they had a perfect right to do, if they liked the fun. Simultaneous with this, some ruffian from up the river, not a native of Sew York, who lays claim to the sharacter of a fighting man, and who is sometimes with one band and sometimes with another, was flourishing round the polls in Ilayard street, swearing that he could whip all the d?d Irish, and to show his valor, fell upon one or two old and feeble Irishmen, and knocked them down, and kicked them, and as one account says, stamped upon the head of one poor old Irishman. This enraged the Irish to the last degree, and identifying this ruffian either truly or falsely with the Spartans, they vowed vengeance against them. During tho progress of this matter, the quarrel between the Spartan and the Irishman before named had seriously increased until sides were taken by several Americans and Irish, and many hard blows given. All this time some two or three of the Unionists were secretly urging on the quarrel, and leaning against the Irish. And at last, tho arrival of a body of fighting characters, (probably part calling themselves Spartans and part Unionists) mingled with some of the lowest dregs of the city, was the signal tor a genera! mel6? and onslaught upon the Irish. The fight took place with fiats and brickbats in Centre street near the Tombs; here the Irish got the worst of it, from the Americans. Thpv then went ofl' and ml itaeir r>u;n natural weapons, sticks o! all kinds, meeting in one instance with a cart load of wood, when they took every stick off the cart. Thus armed they returned to the charge with increased spirits and numbers, driving every thing before them ; and then the fight was bloody and horrible in the extreme- Many of the Irish were most horribly beaten by the Americans and vice versa, many of the Americans were most awfully beaten by the sticks of the Irish. Here one man, named Ford, had his skuil badly fractured, and others were very dangerously wounded. By this time (8 o'clock) the Mayor and po. lice were on the ground ; the police officers however dragged ofl the Irish principally, and many who were taken to the Tombs were eo beaten about the head that they could not be recognized as human beings. At last the Irish had complete possession of Centre street, and remained musters of the field for a short time. Then the fighting men, some Spartans, some Unionists, and a great many rowdies who live but in a fight, went off in a body, got an increased force, and arming themaelvcs with short clubs came to the field of contest apparently determined to kill or be killed. Then the alarm was given to the Irish th>| they must expect no quarter, and that they had better run for their lives. By this time (although it might originally have been a slight quarrel between a Spartan and an Irishman) it was evident that it had grows iato a bloody and fatal fight between the Americans and Irish The latter seeing the determined front ol the former, and being o\erpewered, broke and run in all directions Then they were beaten . ithout mercy. Some of them took refuge in the ti:h Ward Hotel. The Americans broke in here, and drove them nut of w indows and doors at the risk of their necks, tore up and broke up ail the furniture of the two first floors, and pitched it into the street, and nutted the ulare as eomnietelv n? if there had been a (ire there H-re it was evident that the Irish had no chance left; and they rushed to th? ir homes, and shut up doors and windows The Americans then attacked the house of Donohn (on the Ferris ticket) nnd injured it conside. r-ibly j they also attacked several other houses ot Irishmen in Orange street, destroyed the furniture, drove the inmates out at the rear, ?nd broke all the windows. And at last, inflamed by what had passed, and lost to all sense ot humanity they went up to the house o( Hishop Hughes, (whom in some way they considered at the botton.ofall the excitement) and broke the w.udowi and doors and furniture, and would per haps have fired the house and adjoiniag Cathedral, had not the Mayor with a strong body of the watch and po'iae arrived in time to preserve this property, and ultimately to disperse the rioters- And aa a last resource, (the riot act having been read) the military were called out, and before midnight all danger of further violence was at an end ; after the city had been disgraced by scenes shocking to humanity ? The attack on the house of the Bishop (he being absent) where the aged Bishop Dubois was lying sick, was disgrace ful in the extreme; nothing can justify auch conduct as the above, and ull guilty of it ought to be severely punished. Vtav Important from Havana via New Or LEAWi?FARRT ELMI.ER I* A K[W CHARACTER ?The following curious intelligence is taken from the N. O. "Crescent City," of the morning of the 4th instOar postscript with southern news may confirm <r contradict it:? The N. O. Crescent City of April 4. says?"The English steamer Aberdeen arrived about an hour ago, trom Havana. A gentleman who came passenger gives[important news. The Aberdeen dropped anchor in the harbor, and communicated with the English Consul. She did not deliver her mails, and only stopped long enough to take despatches for this city. She lies, we understand, below ihe Vegetable Martiet, on the other side, being the first English steamer ever seen in our waters. Fanny Elssler came passenger, having escaped in mail attire. She had refused compliance with the Governor's decree to dance for the orphans, and orders were issued for her arrest. All her wardrobe, carriage and horses were left, and Mr. Wyckoff is probably in prison, as an abettor of her escape. The Aberdeen is ballasted with Paixhau guns, and has a complement cf 25(1 men. A son of Daniel O'Connell came passenger. The English squadron was hourly expected from the West India station, to take measures for the release of the English subjects now in prison." Fi'Li. Particulars or the Lob? or tiie Clahior. ?We are indebted to Messrs. Glover and MoMurray, for the following extract of a letter, giving the particulars of the loss of the fine steam bark Clarion. Extract sf a letter from Captain Williams of the Clarion, to Nleiara Glover and McMurray, her agents in this city, dated Naasau, N. P., March -J), 1842. GKR rLEMKK :? It hat become my unpleasant duty to inform youot the

lass of the steamer Clarion under my command, during a gale from the northward, on the 19th instant, on a coral reel in the old Bahama channel, on my paassge from S>t. Thomas to the Havana. The reef on which the vessel was stranded is a very dangerous one, a short distance west of Principe,and about twenty miles from the main land of Cuba. The aecond or third time that (he (track, she bilged, and I had great feanof her going immediately to pieces. We get out our boats, but in a very few minutes found that ihay could not live ; the stern boat immediately filled, also the life boat tilled a number of times, but freed herself most beautifully, and after much difficulty wa succeeded in parbuckling her up under the bows,?and kept her there for the last emergency ; found it necessary to cut away the masts and steam chimney to relieve the ship, as she began to open in the seems in every part. This, however, relieved her, and sho held together. Three days after a small sloop, a turtlcr, boarded us, the gale not permitting it sooner. I immediately entered into an agreement to take as many of the crew as he could carry to New Providence, (about 150 miles.) She was only seven tons. On the next day, took on board some provisions and part of the erew, leaving behind the mate, my son and two sailors, and one maa from the aloop, to retain possession until I could send a larger vessel from Nassau to take out the engine, Sic., the mcst part of which, I think ceu be saved. The night after leaving the ship in the sloop, when in the middle of the Bahama channel, the aloop sprung a leak and nearly sunk with tie, and to save ourselves, were obliged to lighten her, and by constant pumping and bailing kept hcrfrep, and arrived here this day after a passage of four days. 1 applied to Mr Bacon, the American Consul, and also Mr. 8to:r, agent for the underwriters of New York, and requested their assistance, and despatched a sloop with the necessary apparatus for gettiug out the engine, and also whatever else could be saved from the wreck for whom it may concern. 1 am much afraid that you have let the policies of the Clarion expire, without renewing the same, as 1 heard you say that they would expire about the first of March. The particular! of the loss |I will more fully give when I set- > ou One thing I will mention, which.i liguod me very much, was the local attraction of the' compasses, which was so great and varying on changing the ship's course, that no dependence could be placed on them. I have noted protest, and have taken every step the law requires in casethe vessel should be insured, it not, the expense will fall on you. You must nat condemn me without a hearing, as I am assured I can convince you, had you have bern in my situation, you would have met the same fate as myself. 1 shall be governed in all my movements by Mr. Bacon and Mr. 9torr,into whose hands 1 have placed my businail. Yah will hoar from mat hv rvarv onnnrtunitv. Remaining your obedient servant, (Signed) B. B. WILLIAMS. Progress or Mormoriim ir Bostor-?The Ilev. Freeman Nickerson, one of the Mormon Apostles, gives the following summary of the progrers of the new revelation down ?ast? " I commenced preaching in Boston, on the 30th of May last, in Winchester Hall, in the torenoon, and in the afternoon took a part in the free discussion, which I followed for several months, when one of the number which was called infidels, began to believe in the truth of the Old and New Testaments, which the world calls Mormonism. The individual was Mr. Abijah Tewksbury, who opened his shipping offiee, and seated it, for tree preaching He was the first that was baptised in Boston. Three others were baptised oa the 9th of January, 1842. I have held fore and afternoon meetings at 82 Commercial street, ever since. There was a branch organised in Boston, numbering thirty, including one elder and three priests, on the 9 h of March The great inquiry after trnth still continues Several are added to the church weekly. I have baptised in Boston and vicinity. Some from Maine, some have gone to sea in vessels, several in Lynn, four in Medway, and seven in Caps Cod, and all are strong in thefaith.and in good standing. I have baptised ia all, a little rising fifty persons There are calls tfor preaching on svery side. We have meetings in private houses through the city, neatly every evening. People of all classes come to hear, and it is rare that one goes away dissatisfied. The honest in heart are coming out; aid I think will every one join the church. There is likewise a branch organised in Salem- Brother Snow is preahing there. His church has sixty-two members, and is increasing every week There is one elder and one priest. Elder Magto is preaching in Petersboro*, Gilson, and vicinity, > here there are several branches, numbering about one hundred-? I understand twenty have been baptised in one Hav. A hranrh has lifen established also, in N'orth bridge, of upwards of thirty member*, and in on the increase; Eider Swett presides. Navai..?The U. S. ship St, Louis, and schooner Shark, from Callao, was at Valparaiso on the 21?t of DecemberThe U. 8 schooner Phenix was at Key Biscayne the 23d of March, her officer i and crew having returned the evening of the 221 from a long expedition in the Everglades, The following is a list of her officers C. R. P. Rogers, Esq , Lieut. Com'g ; A. D Harrell, First Lieut.; B. F B. Hunter, and W. M. Caldwell, Passed Midshipmen ; C S. Throekmorion, Midshipman ; John Hastings, Assistant Surgeon ; Wm S. Hollins, Captain's Clerk. Miss Clarcxdox's Readixos ? Don't forget that this pretty girl gives her third series of Recitations to night, at the Society Library Rooms. Mrs Betts' Abdomixal Supporters.?Mrs Betts of Philadelphia, the celebrated inventress of the "Abdominal Supporter" has arived in thisci'y, and may be teen at the Astor House. Her invention has received the unanimous approbation of the most distinguished members of the Faculty, and is rapidly acquiring the most extensive reputation amongst the interesting class of sufferers for (he promotion oi wiiir*r 11 13 imenaea. l_>rs. JJelafirld, I t'rancis, Stevens, Rogers, Parker, Gilman, the Editor of the Lancet, and all our moat eminent physicians, unite; in commending Mrs. Belts' invention to public approbation- Of course it must succeed. Last Bali, or the Season?A number of young gentlemen whoweaf pumps and smallclothes, give Frofesjor Charraud, the celebrated artist of the light fantastic toe, a complimentary ball on tha 20th inst. It will take place at 20 White street,on Wednesday evening next A dozen dress makers are making preparations?and some fresh beauties are coming out for the first time. The Cracovienae, the Ma rourka, the Kamskatka, the lfavanaera, and many otherdancts, will be tripped ofi in first rate style. Chatham Tii*athe ?The increasing vigor of the operations at this establishment, give evidence of the restored health of the worthy manager. This evening that general favorite, Mr-Kirby, appears in the much admired piece of " the Carpenter of Rouen," suppotted by other attractive entrrtainmea's. M< st managers, when in the full tide of success, re- t lax their exertions ; but it seems only to stimulate Thorne te new enterprises in the production of n?- t velty. ' Theatrical. Italian Otcaa in New Oblbans.?We perceive by the New Orleans papers that " Somnambula" his been brought oat there, and that Mrs. Sutton has produced quite a sensation in the principal cha. racter. The eorpi has been playing (or Borne time in that capital?but hitherto, from some underhand intrigue, Mrs. Sutton was kept in the back ground. I* AMIf? Ev.iiii.rR ?VVt* havp nnl hpnril nf Punnu E ssler in a long time. Some think that she has left Havana for Europe direct. The Braham*.?These distinguished vocalists give a concert to-morrow evening at the Society Library Rooms. They have been out of town for several days, giving concerts in the neighboring towns. Several new and superior pieces will be brought forward to-morrow evening. The New Theatres ? Mies Cushman's new theatre is still under way very successlully. Washington Hall is the site. Ilamblin'a new theatre turns out to be a humbug. Ifew Orleans I Correspondence of the Herald. New Orlears, April 4,18-A2. Absconding Financiers? York? Cunu? Theatres? Opet a?Cotton. Dear BEWRRTT? 1 wrote you last on the 12th ult , and on that day the city was thrown into great excitement, it having been announced that E-iward Yorke, the President of the Exchange Bank, had disappeared, taking with him the minu'.e book, besides being largely indebted to the bank The Comna is.-ioaers appointed to liquidate the affairs of bis institution, find that he owes the bunk only *230,000, and as the Legislature has passed a law obliging the Commissioners to receive the notes of the liquidating bank, in payment of debts due it, Mr. Yorke can, if he chooses, pay the whole amount of his indebtedness for $115,000 exchange notes, being at a discount of 50 per cent What Mr. Minturn (the President of Yorke's Merchant's Bank) owes this concern has not yet been ascertained. Minturn is much distressed at his friend's rash speculations, in all of which you must know he had half interest?and bad they turned out well, ke would have been made King of the Middle Club; as it is, however, Minturn wishes to thrsw the whole blame on this poor little fellow's head, and make the public believe Yorke has been kis ruin. These two remind me of the play of Robert Macairc?Minturn taking the part of Robert Macaire to Yorke's Jacques Strop. Curnshas followed in the footsteps of Alderman Yorke, and 1 suppose you as well as some of your neighbors will come in for a portion of his surplus profits?his stsre has been closed by an order of court, and the contents are to be sold in a few days?it is said he has taken ofT $20,000 in gold aud is now on his way to Canada-he may probably give you a private call?as you were always a ?..I f.ff.tritp. iriih him ? he often snid vfltir inncT was worth more to him than all the r?st of his agencies put together. The causa of (Jura's disappearance seems to be somewhat a mystery; for it was thought he ha was clearing f rom faur to lira thousand dollars a year?a neat little income now & days. The impression is, he must have been rather toot'ond of brag, a favorite game here with some of our winter population. Since the destruction of the St. Charles Theatre, we have been visited with several largo fires?and the losses to our insurance offices during the past month have been immense. The Italian opera eompany has been playing at the French Theatre ; it is said they will visit New York during the summer?so look out for something exquisite Fanny Fitz and Buckstone have returned from Mobile, and are playing a short engagement at the American. J. S. Browne, who lost the whole of his wardrobe during the fire at the St Charles, took a splendid benefit nt this theatre on Friday last. He is an excellent actor and richly deserved a bumper. By the bye, Robert Maeaire is one of his favoriie characters. The cotton market, during the past week, has been very active?sales reaching upwards of 3d,000 bales. What profit operators can expect from shippiog I know not?for the prices paid here were quite as high at the last Liverpool quotations. We are looking anxiously for the news of the Columbia now past due. Love to le jeuneediteur. Mobile. [Correspondence of the Hertld.l Mobile, April 5th, 18-12 Giootny Prospect* in Mobile?Bank Convention?Resumption?Exchange on Neto York Election?Assassination?Balloon Ascension? If eat her? Theatre, fyc- fyc. Bear Sir:? I write you at a period in the history of Mobile as gloomy as can well be imagined. The unsettled state of our currency, and the almost utter prostration of every kind of business, are racking the minds of our citizens all to no - purpose. We are retrogading where we should be going ahead, and at present there seems to be but little prospect of a favorable answer to the exclamation, 44 Will it never be day!" Id obedience to a call From the Legislature, the presidents of the State Bank and all the branchei met here in convention yesterday, to take into con< sideration the state of the currency, and to enquire into the expediency of fixing some definite period for resumption. Of the result ot their deliberations I am as yet unable to inform you, but knowing as w? do the situation of the branch here, nothing favora ble can be hoped for. In what a truly humiliating situation is Alabama now placed. While the states on every side have made or ate making an ef fort to free themselves from the chain that has s? long bound them, she. Mike an inglorious sluggard, lies bour.d down at full length, with bank rags float ing all over the state, and not a struggle, not a single effort to redeem them. The mail from your city of the 26th, brought the intelligence that Mobile funds were selling at a discount of25to30per cent. Our State Bank had beer for some time checking at Id per cent, bnt stopped yesterday morning, shortly after the opening of the bank, to the dismay and discomfiture of many of out merchants that had remittances to make. This you may suppose caused no little excitement out of doors, ana rates immediately tended upwards. In the absence of business here we have not beer altogether deprived of the usual and rational amusements, so peculiarly fitted to the south, and during the last ten days our city lias been the scene of an election, an assassination, and a balloon ascension, all of them very unique in their wuy. The election f?r municipal officers passed off quietly, without any thing like party animosity filling the breasts of candidates or voters, and resulted in the election for mayor of the amiable, good hearted.joval Charley Hoppin- lie will doubtless make a gnod and efficient officer, although lie can hardly he au Jait with the duties of the mayoralty- He has been a judge, so that pan of his official labors wil be easily accomplished, and should lie be annually re-elected for the next ten years, I will guarantee tliut hard work will never make " his shadow be lean." Of the assassination I suppose you have had fuli particulars. A man murdered by his wife?an actor murdered in his stage dress, during the performance, and wiihth- theatre filled to overflowing at the time. Poor Ewiog?in one moment full of life and hope, just ready to appear upon the mimic stage, in the next a bleeding, lifeless corpse, hurried into another world by one whose heart alone should have shielded him from the a sasain'a dagger. Miss llamblin, the murderess, has fled, no one knows wniiner ; una i am asnamea io say mat no steps have been taken towards apprehending her. For my own part 1 would willingly leave her to the punishment ol her own conscience An outcast from the world, and witnthe mark of Cain upon her brow, a woman surely cannot live. The balloon ascension has turned out to be the seventh wonder of the world, and Mr. Parker the intrepid " irronaut," is ceriRinly in a fair way to become a hero, aye, and is one tco, if his own account Can be trusted- The gentleman certainly hAs quite " out heroded Herod" in his tale, and has made out quite as pretty n little romance of his rrnal voyage, as Munchausen did in .his tra\e!?- He has evinced a laudable determination to make us feel the necessity of having a good reporter, and has to use his own worda? " Left all meaner things To low ambition?the pride of Kings." The weather for the last two weeks has been truly delightf ul, warm enough to be pleasant, and make a person just in the humor to appreciate a julep or a cream- The Indies are looking more blooming and heatttilul than ever, and love-making appears to be the order of the day, or rather of the night, for the beautiful moon light evenings entice every one from home. This may appear a very serious affair, but it is perfectly natural, and needs only to be practiced lobe appreciated. The theatre closed last night, Mr. Barton, th? Ti inager, taking rather a slint benefit. 1 hardly hink the season can have proved profitable, but so its said. - f-'frnmrnnrnm -ittii?innr m*A?*?tt-"%uwnaw?mm?a??? * City IaUUIgeM*. Policb.?All Ike persons arrested on Tuesday during the riot? in the Sixth Ward were discharged yesterday. Several of the lMdere of the gang who destroy ed the furniture of Dunn's Sixth Ward Hotel are known, and measures have keen taken for their arrest. The statement* in,a|number of the papers that the persons concerned in this shameful outrage were members of the Spartan Association, is entirely without foundation?as is ala* the ehargethat they participated in the attack on the dwelling of Bishop Hughea. The additional statement that the " rsugh-a-ballah" Association was active in the riots is also lalae, as thsy exerted them telves manfully to sustain the police. The Common Council should make full indemnity to Mr. Dunn for the loss he has received by .the destruction of bis property. Wm. Ford, a member of the Spartan Association, was struck with aclub while aiding the police iu making an arrest. He was severely injured but is out of danger. Several others of that hoilv sustained th? ? lice in the performance of their duty. Ought Votiro Twice ?A man named Bernard Carr, who reaidea in Twelith atreet, between *th and fl'.h avenues. waa detected votin< twice on Tuesday at the charter election. He first voted in the 1M district of the ISth ward, and then in the 3J district of the 17th ward. He waa arrested and committed to prison. S*Dor.* Death?A woman named Abigail Lewis, died suddenly yesterday from disease of the heart. The Coroner held an inquest upon the body, and the Jury returned a verdict accordingly. A Double Faced Rogus.?A man who says his name is Charles Burns, entered the store of Cornelius Vanderwoven, No. 101 Chapel street, yesterday, and offered a silver table spoon for sale marked P. A. E. Mr. V. suspecting that he had stolen it, requested him to wait a few minutes. He then endeavored to obtain the aid of an otfieer to arrest him, and when he returned the rogue was on the eye of going off with a silk umbrella, that had besn lelt in the shop. He was immediately committed for stealing the umbrella. Fire?Between nine and ten o'clock last night a fire broke out ia the stable No. 4 Forsyth atreet ? By the timely arrival cf the Firemeu tha flimea were soon extinguished, with very little damage. Clrenlt Court of tlae United States. Before Judge Thomson. Aran.. 13.?R?o C Hanee and others vs. RieKard leitahlrs. ? This was an action commenced so long ago aa 1836. brought to recover of defendant the value of a large lot of goods, said to have been Iraudulenlly received by him in the night time, from the store of bia brother-inlaw, John Pemberton. '/enables and Pemberton arrived here from London in the early part of 1036. The latter commenced store in April of that year, nearly opposite Nihlo's, in Broadway, and the fotmer adjoining Peale'a Museum,in August. By September, Pemberton had got into oar merchants to the tune of some $60,000 or (00.000, but his store was found to be nearly empty, and he was arretted under the Stillwell Act and carried before Judge Oakley. Here he told an' oxceedingly plausible story, and managed to get at large. On the 3Sth Sep. tember he absconded, and his wife (who is Tenables' sistsr) soon followed him. During the month of October, partof the goods that had been sold to Pemberton were found in,the store of Venables, and a knowledge obtained of its having been carted there in the night and carried through Peale's Museum. The creditors were aroused, and aboat $8000 worth recovered, Mr. Hance and others being appointed truateea. In the following Spring, Pemberton returned from England by the way of Savannah,end wosagain arrested. He stated to the creditor*, that he had been induced to defraud them by the instigation of Venables, and communicated with them as to the manner in which the goods had been disposed of. He *ava he mentioned to Venables how he stood, who inform* d him "he was a candidate," meaning he should close, at the same time offering to take his goods and go shares. Pemberton then sent $30,000 to $40,000 worth of goods te Venables' store. After this disclosure Pemberton was compromised with. Venables was arrested far fraud, and remained in close confinement for ten months, and a civil action was instituted against him to recover the amount. Several trials have been had, and the present las occupied several days. Venables, on bis part, contends that he loaned $0000 to Pemberton, with which to carry on his business, and the only goods tbat lie received from him was to secure him for the loan. He also showed tbat he was worth some $18,000 when he arrived here, and that he brought a strong letter oi credit from Mr. Pickersgill (firm of Wildes, Pickersgill & Ce ) to a house in this city, and received $6000 from said house at one time, which he asserts to have loaned hia brother-in law. A large number of witnesses were examined, and some pretty hard swearing was charged by counsel upon the parties. After most able summing up.aud charge.tbe case was given to the jury, who returned a sealed verdict in favor ef plaintiff for $37,700 damages and 6 cents cost. For plaintiff,* Mr. 8edgwick; Messrs. D. Lord, Jr., and S. P. Staples for defendant. District Court of the Unite* States. Before Judge Betts. April 13.?In Bankruptcy ?The petitions which had matured passed to deciee, except that of Raphael Peixotte, which for the present lies over. After the hearing of motions, the Court alluded te cases in whick objections had been presented, and gave the following Decisions ? Ehtntxer Jtttup. Junr.?The three first objections relate to the knowledge and intent of the Bankrupt, and aver tkat he has not made up auck schedules as he was able to. These are facta that must be inquired into out of Court, and if the creditor pursues these objections, he must take his order of reference, and go before a commissioner. Tke concluding part of the third objection, that the Receiver [in Chancery] is not named, is well taken, and, unlets the petitioner can prove before the Commissioner that this creditor knew who the rtceiver was, an amendmrnt will not be allowed without costa. The remaining five objections relate to the constitutionality of the act and the powers of the Court, and have been disposed of in the rase ot Zarega i Jamn Croptey?Per Cur.?The objections go to the sufficiency of the schedule of estate. It alleges an as signment July 1, 1937, to H. J. Cropsey, of all hit property in trust for the benefit of certain creditors, Ac., and states that a portion of the assigned properly has been dispoeed ef, and applied to such creditors by the assignee, but the Bankrupt is not informed of the particulars, and adds a general allegation that Irom hia information the reaidua , uncollected will not be sufficient to pay the debt* pro vjuea lor in wim Rin^Qmcm. It appears to me this i* an inadequate specification af the interest of the bankrupt. So long as his estate vests in the hands of an assignee, he has an interest in It, and he should,in compliance with the bankrupt act, specify the proper))* in which his interest subsists, so that the aieditors may ascertain its value, lie. A petitioner may give a copy of the assignment, or ho may communicate the property assigned by it, but iu some way or other he is bound to designate his property of every description, and the situation of it. A general assertion that he has conveyed it all away on trust, does not afford that specific information demanded |by the terms and policy of the act. The schedule B is therefore insufficient, and the objections taken thereto are allowed. Henry S. Jennings?The cbjections are grounded on the petitioner, atatmg himself to hare been indebted on notes, whereas he was so on jadgmenta obtained on aaid notes. The act does not require the bankrupt to specify the character of his indebtedness, or the evidence on which it rrsts. He must name hia creditors, and their residence, and the amount due to each. If any fiaud or deception waa deaigned, and can be shown by proof, the creditor has the rignt to produce evidence to that point, and then the judgment of the oourt would be controlled by the fact as established. The law will imply no fraud under the circumatancrs of this case, nor does there seem to be any aubatantial want of certainty. It doeanot appear that the bankrupt knew of the demise of one of his creditors. Objections overulod, but without costs. Catsauder Fri?htt ? Additional objections had been presented in this case by Mr. Joachimssrn, and answered he Mr. Stuart. The renrt derided m fnllnu.* p.. cur.' "One rej'on against the validiiv of the objection! ' f.led now seems to me conclusive. They are by the ere. 1 (liters who took the original objection*. and are to mat, ter* patent on the schrdnle when the ftist were filed.? The amended achedule introduce* two name*, and deacribe* the indebtedness to them precisely aa it had been r stated in other instance* on the original achedule. That ! mode was passed by the creditors without exception* during all the stages ol the earlier objections, and it will lead to intolerable abuses, if creditor* might split up objections and interpose them one after another, at the end ' of protracted contes'ations, to matters open to them in > the first instance. It d >cs not vary the nrinoiple that I these objections follow an amendment of the scnedule, ' for the amendment copies exactly tha method of stating the indebtedness previously adopted, and which thecre, ditor acquiesced in. He ought not at this after period to be permitted to atir again qu< stions of form he omitted to raise when he first had tl.e opportunity " The Court Jhca ated that" the' e objections would have received a very differenv gonsideration if taken in proner time, for the schedule is clearly impertev* 'n font. ' 4c. " Under the present aspuct of the case the objeflipn must b? overruled, with coststo he d 'ducted from costs iiereiofore awarded these crtd.tors." The pel.tion passed to decree. The Court stated that the Circuit Court would be prepared in the beginning of the w?ek to hear argument on the objections to petitions of the Messrs. Brooks, George Brown, and otht is, w hich had b. en referred to it, when the parties interested must be ready to proceed. General Sessions. Before his Honor the Recorder, Judges Lynch and Noah, and AM. rm>-n Bi nson and woodliullArsn. 13?But little husintst was transacted yesterday in (the Couit of Oenrral Session*. A boy named Thomas Golding, pleaded guilty to itealing >37 worth of broad cloth fiom Messrs Ferris and Smith, and was sent to the House of Refuge. William Brown was tried and convicted of stealing $Sft worth of clothing and notes of hand, amounting to from Barnabas Has keli, J34 Bowery. Tha Court aeuienceii mm to tnree year* in the Slatea Triton. William Marshall, formerly a very respectable citiaen of New Jaraey, waa then tried for forging the name of S. Morrfi to a check for |M, from the Mechanic* and Trader*' Bank, which he paid to Mr. Valentin- 8leiode?ki r for a pair of t>oot*. It was aacertaiued that the name of ? Morris wai flctitioua. there being no inch peraon who had an account opened at the Bank. The defendant, who haa seen better data, alleged that e*ir. me poverty nnd distress induce d him to commit the deed. The Jury found him guilty, bat the I Court deferred hi* aentence to a future day. Peter I Clark, who was implt aded with Joseph Riley, on a I charge of burglary,in entering the ahop of A** D. Cut- I ler, corner of Orange and Anthony street*, and stealing I about f70, waa found guilty. I natnlarupt Lilt. I SOUTHERN DISTRICT OK NEW YORK. I Hyam Morange, trader and bOtrding house kerper.N Y., I he declared hankiupt May it I John W. Hall and Ahm Hmith (late firm of f m th M k Hull) iuToluntary, on complaint of John "

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