Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 17, 1843, Page 2

November 17, 1843 Tarihli The New York Herald Gazetesi Sayfa 2
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rnmmgmmmmfmmmmtrn ift ?? N? W oilK. HERALD. \cw I'nrt. Frill ar Honiniwf IT, 1913. Xtwa ra?>? Kiaowr ?The Caledonia is now almott da' <jir Hi L: on the 4ih in*., aid ia, tbera|rirt-,'thirt?-? n da>?out ihia noon. \V? rmy !o?k !or ^er!ie>->B ot bun av morniu*. It wi!i be very >:np?r'tnt, pamcu urln^rom Ire'nud. Cheap Lltrrnt nrt.?The Mlghtf Revoladnn In Llirraliu r, Morula. Piety, Kall^Ion, Phi. loiophy mill Fndcery, Th' com ii'B<_enirn ot the publication trtchi'ai 11 rature in 'his in'ghty metropolis wis the boiin a n< of a new era?prob.hly the lo ig-wished-lor, loa g enpeoted, oft-n predicted ,-nillenuiuni. Ddrmg th- laat four yenra, two months, three days, and fi -e minutes preenely, by St. PaulV, this movera-ut baa been cooWuctert with much'act and energy 5 nevertheless it never rose to ita glorious culiniBiting point, n!! the present year, when its crown of glory was ribibiied <n the publication of three dittona of the Myateries of Parti, by Eugene Sue, *id the revelation of the Mysteries of New Y<-rk, in itie story of the Van Cott mysteries and their lovrra, hrounht to light u der th?* au?pic*s of Judge K-ut. It i? alficmed by iho?? who know, that c.f t ?e Myrenea ot Pans, probably 100,000 copies in a I hare been sold, and they are Mill selling ae fae' as p<>a?ibK Of the Myateriea ot New York, full as great u r uub'r have b?*en taken by th- literary nnri i itelligrrt pub ic, bender what thev mean to do b? fore the first r>! January, 1844 X^w Vo k i* certainly a most extraordinary little Tillage ol half a milium. Tnere is more i-ovrliy, ?si trgy, enterprise and originality here, than either in L mdoo or Paris About five years ago, the mnst ordinary police report?the moat harmless dr. scrip'ion ol a icrike?tlie moat innocent sketch of society, was considered wicked, immoral, shocking, and the person who had the audacity to amuse (he town in that way, wag condemned by the stunt* at ht only for the dwlul tirea ol another world below. Now the taste is all diflerent?hut to illus'rste th s m.gtvy change, only read the opinion of the "Lund >a Court Journal." on the recent extraordinary literature of Paris, of * htch we hay# had samples to this city. [from th* London Coart Journal. Kujfnij Sue and French Literature. The French novelists ofthe present day may be divided into ilue* distinct claat-ei. fbi first i? com|-ofed 01 thote vdox bright, uodwubiej geriiu* hus ra>sed them to a high * >oiii au.l literary ?ia?diog , it the second mu?t be placed those wuo. po?se?-ing both a trod, rati* ihsre ol ad?*u u{r< an<l mod-ri.te i>oriijn of talent, have cuupled them togeiher, and frum tbtir twolold power have derived sn iqi*Iiy co.nlor1 iblt* place in the hierarchy of liter* ure, sod that ol society. l'ne third and less nuiiu* r>uJb>dy in formed of those writers, who, like Paul dr. Kock, luiimb woik* whicu?in France at lea^t?ere never read out ol the |>orter'< lodge, of the grisettt's wcrlt room j ai.d the nature ol ?vhi h preclude all posaibiiity ol their authors b -in< admitted reputable society. F.tigune Sue, strictly speaking. belongs to neither of tbe*e categories. Combi 11( <r ii, himself alene their (suits and 'heir ui??r?rs, ha nny beja?tlj regarded ai a compound in-dley ol the tnree Hi* lather was a physician of repatatiou , at Ins death he l.-tt such a fortuue as enabled his on to brti|in lite with many advantage* of position. But at the out-et of h?s career, Eugene gave no possit<le indications o; b.-!iua likely to attain that degree of literary ce. Uhrity, a tort ou a raison, he notv undoubtedly stan 1* possessed of. So?? nymphs of the corps de ballet, tuulry horse dealers, a first rate cook, and plenty ol frl-tid?, a muted mm in runuing through his fortune and effected hi* ruin. Tueiorceot circumstances then uiade a ATiterof htm ; tad a writer who, notwithstanding tinny laults and blemnties, must re regarded as of no com ni. n c? lure One ol to mm' po<Terfiil of Sun'a e*rly proluctlona, l?< Vigie d? Kj? Von, wd< nit the. ou? which made hi? re pt'tation, altnou<h he ntd iii it to the nt p!ut ultra of lao*f dra iwtic hJiror*, of la J.'eune France i* *o Yoraciou*. Wbat ensured to Eugene Sua the reputation 01 one of the beat novelists ot the day were his maritime rorri <nct* , ittt-.e ".ualol the?e w< u must unquestionably placi the Salainandro. Tata atyieol i owanc?, to which during rome vrara he eicl i-iv ly cjnli. jj tiifiielf, thowa hit puwer a- ? writer, in bunging the human to receive and admire itntgea which are in point of lact totally beyond (be rmiueuhei ot probability or pot'lbtli'y, out which, wd-n vi-wei through tbe priain ot hi* ejitruorJiuary lr.3^:niUon, aucce'-tl m t acifii f a di*r. e o1 lnter?at of waieti the lac? heiise!re? are i>y no itiu uii deaercin#. G ??tly, no v?e?r, a< the 8alnmaudr?, hat been admired, it 11 v?ry in tjrior to the " P-tor Simple" of your own Cjp aiu >lirrv att Tbere >-*i?t? a healthy vigor, a truth to a ?tu"t>, and a rich tutid ot Humor in Marry atr, the absence of <vt>ioB ii cirtly a'ooed lor by the warmth o! C->l?iriti< a id b-energy of ftucy wbicb characterise the wri: ngt of E ugene Sue. 1'lwo u MKdCily the same difference between the workiot lAcMtwo writari, a* tiMtween the; real appearance o I a noble lour decked 'rig.ue, bounding r?p:c!ly through ta? wavta, and the waiter y itsprwseutaion of th" a it*", produc i by thr* pencil of * first rata antst. The one is to trie o n?r, what art l? to nature; It imitates, bat it never com?i up to the rv&iiry. I ?t. far from meaning <o d !.i y the rig at ol tb-se work* to rn.icfc ot ibeetimi rritioa they have e\cited j but if the Cliron quo ScanduImif b? cor> ect, Sue's uvrsiaon* in the noole faubourg, and the openly avoweJ .a \ or of tft* in e of one of the we^lthirkt Parisian capitalists, United in no degrtu to i.osure p es-nt r- pu'auot. It is supposed that tbc ltly'i hat 10 bis firor, was not obtained gratuitously?nothing everts (ton capua'i>ls?lor shortly after the lorma tlj. of hi< acquaintance with her, Ue fr"catne as penaiiesi as at th? out-ei ol bis literary career. Hi? succm" ho'h in 'he world of lettera and in the wo.lJ of fashion contributed to engender in Sue a apirit of la'.uhy which ha? furnished many ?n anecdote and jeat rrspacuog th?auiiorol Les Mysteries. being one evenlag it tue Duehesse d E she, or some other equal y hue Uljr, &eg?n to reproach him in the most flat teiiag teria< lor leaving sj much time between ot hi* visits. Sue listened with great complacency, and then Jisiftaj himself by saying last visiting was a bore in ge n-ral. but more eipeoiaily so when la* visit was paid to a*)Bio. A bystander, disgusted at the impudent pup* pi I'm of tha reply, turned o' the noveiie', an ) aaid, "it is a lucky tbiug it r you, Sir,.hat your Uther wee not of ihe same opinion " The first wort id w uch be ventured to lay aside tfce aty l? so peculiarly his p ?n. nnd to depict tba mors sand custom* ol tae higher circles, ?<? Ma'hitde Tnesuc Ci-s of this novel was undoubted Toe principal cbarac tart were traced wita a p-ncil to trua to n <ture,tbat every 0 a recount! d the crigiials at O* flr?i glance. The Con'e?se ile D ?? a eat lar the portrait of the heroine, and, both ph> sically, as well ms morally, she baa every reaton to be astinfl^t with the poitr.nuie which the au h >r gives ot her Toe resemblance is striking in aom>! respects, bu' it my As modem capacity, I have penetrate too deeply into the private lile ol the lair origiual, to give entire far h to 'be moral qualities with which he ewidews her. It r. generally supposed that, actuated by that ruling |>a*sioii of all woman, vanity, Madame Ue P??? not only made the moat flattering advances to E igene Sue, but admitted him to the htg'i honor of being her cavitiere servente The main object of such a step was te become tha heroine 01 a novel. SUe succeedel In obtaining her end; and it is said that scarcely had she done s i.than aha most cavalierly discarded the carailtr. Urtule?the craity, vrily, fascinating U sul*?i* ea admirable compound of MacaneC??s L e and Madame Lefarge. 8ne potees?-s'he seductive lovelinees of Ibu lot met; end like the lat er, she eoiceil" all the turpitude of a most depleted nature under an appearance ot candor and simplicity, bo' t oo(well calcniAttil to blind me judgment ot those aiuitr.d her. Line '.he heroin o' /,? G'andier. she sue Ceeta in caaimg an?me aud ~orr"W on 'hoe wi.o?- fo?tertngcar hid pml ?u'it b>t. (uttnc hMiilrtv* ckirt'.lrr lu ^ t-till l? it that o' Lu(*r<g U dm nevertbMeaa, Mn cri d Jj*u 6 trcely, a,, .n th- plea ol R"'*t exwgg-mtion i i it? conception L. n<ro n . r>d-ntljr itinui to repr? 'lit th* 1* ? Count D-'nitlod ?? irun whcao al,no*i fat'U)ou? fortao'- ?*? ouiy q iaile i by'he *him? and *?? ri> * ol nin t <ti ted to th* u'mMt degree, anion the ce-.?<aM loo'i out f ir any kirid of txcittmcflt which could i. u Uif bin the p norelfy of a paaanig ?m?iion. The ch t icter ol Lucarto, and tbe ioeidaot nhicb hi* "ifmicy tiri Ht about in the c?ttra> of the novel, are ?en?-. rally ncrdM ??tit< of overdrawn improbabilojee Such. ho?e?*er, II not t'?e Ca?e. E* gg-Mted, tbouah Iti-ae motdente in*y a?"i*, the) are UDqtieatioriably tajth true to namie, and tount.d upon lacta. Thepowirol t ir ft c ?heu?tie? |? ualth a< Coui l Pi sni ioft'i, if unbound* la a country iia* Franct>, where, il yon have but the <b -ant ot pil ing (fcem, you may diapoee o! egenta for any ? -i ???ry p'l'pi-** I*, ia well known, that among it other "ur>/a, !" n<d iu hiapav a kind of pulirt lecrett, which, ' . punt of addraet, tni/bt hava vied with that ol Vi.'o<<] Mmaelf. 1 ha "Oly diff-reoce between them ???, th?t tbe nbjart of thi one waa to pry into the pecceiii!lo? ol aoaieuaf theworH, anil to auetile the poaaeaeor of thr ir t*r?tau> hold their at their n>*r y , while thee her reatueurl in opara'.iona to the arreit of thievee and regain la, a id to the maintenance of public order. foa ?oj i?o' Matimdr *m i-in.eme, and it* author ar i a high in tha pubic. mind alter iu appearance. Matn'lda wae au:i*aadad by p.^la Moritl, whieh, although in it?elf a failure, to a n ag ed to borrow a apec'.aa ol aucceat from iha lu^'tn r Nectar iifiOfi it by hia prcdec*'ieor. 8'ie'a laat wore. L1" Myatermt <)? Paul, haamaje more i^nmioii than iiiy other in th*> anneia of the Circulating I 'lrtify lit re'ureof th? <ley Ii haa excited many and va rlotia oi'ioiona, ao or Jiug to the nature and mind of jta ra >iera A* a m?rr work of imagination, Lea Myteriea d- P?ri? ia di'lHIy inferior to moatofita nredrceaaora '' -ootaina. however,many thrill n? and giaphicaketcbea -^?rni ata r oi morala in Kraoce. winch >r? ?>!. <>_ WW l? . Ttieaa < *.? '0 author'* reputation in *n nbimrvrt nvmiU, ?if ih?'Xr* generally Hen red irnm i?r[f charm ,y bi-in; inti rn. fotith their character and ihrir p.o^ililiea, which bive'.witii a ?<?riM of fanciful i?r f'1" -ircumttaneeeihejr ?""? th? morltof conr.irt ?? ?ff.*cia o n?v? h*d ft great mo. 4*4 toj )ia tar wrat<- 'Un *orU I h" acenei be ui^,. i? T|?tr wbci. t ,-rt In I leforeth" reaJeriail n. .u, cfc to bring thn public mmd to beer upm IE , ?t?a*<-e wMcHeiiri '>oth In tlie ^rwon and hufplu pllni of Kr?nC', W>d thut *o op-n a k'eth to th*ir ?<?" t ?.i Whveeei way h*T? been the, Indention of tta* tvrit< tii reality, h.? work lcck? wonderfully lik? * wager, t v i* nuder the ey?? of toe ealact P.iritiau aociny ?uc i a<gr? and language a* no mo'ltit ptreon, man or w t.,,r e*?r thought or irr?medc'. The T*ry itai of ha?in l?iifi?for? hit readara a refclti: g j.ict.imof e?t.ry ?i< 1 every aria", i* In lUelf an ofTonre tgulnat m lali'y aitH good taate. Eugene Sue ebonid have borne mini a paaeaca fr*a? Roueaaau, wherein l.a aaid. Igner 1T*U?qu*il y a?Je?objrr(. m <xh?ui <juM nP** n?i?? I'nommi d'huoneur le? *oir, * qtw llodifMUnB 18 It ?rt.. ... I. -~Kftxtbi .In ?ie?7 Sua'a choice ol'the ou/meat read and moH reapeotaLle ef the daily paper. a? a aediam for til wanton lucot.ra 'fit, h< 'okem i rare dost ol audacity, and tne cona* nt ol M"*ar? Btrtin ta become the accomplice* of'ha loul deed, p'ovea c learly eneugh 'hat tha Jourial dee D-beta la an* <>U- to v?rr?e the imputation of corruption, ao of'eti hio<ri) 10 i>a teeth by ita enemiea It hsa noten'inly rami uj hout punithgaent. however. One mo mm ft, alter > >? npp?<ranre ot one ol the gro^rat of tli? mm ) i io?? ?Ci hi" coiit?in?'t iu the hook t lie d< h .t? mi a < ?t it vt?mi Bh. tin hmtnird to be Tuill<*riea, and fnrcn-a: h? ir m a) into t # Kin*'* pi eaence. prevmlo I m ith f real tin ulty in obtaining ttie liherwtion ot their paper,w tirli > 11.diitritiiitrd te itaauhacribera thrw houra twyond the time. win hsuleJ up betorn the P.irquet du Procuteur lu Koi. and, after receiving a sound lecture, wai d;?mi* ?e1, upon a promiie of writing with more propriety ihenrefiir? ard. \ Krtnrh nobleman attached to the ataff of the National Guard,calle I upon 8ue shortly alter th? app?ar ance ot the ' Mvaterea de Paria," and reproached hiir wi'h having endeavored to caat a ridicule upon tbf corpa in the character ol Le Commandant Robert, "I i>?r'ect)v recoguiie the original," aaid the ViacompU de^.'-and I warn you that h* ii every ticklinh per on upon fcuch nmttera, that you had better beware o! but you write." Poor Sue began to tow and proteattbai he hail never tr.eant to draw any portrait at all, and thai < bad alwaya r-etn hia Arm intention t? nske th? aaid Crimm.n tan, > /4..-I hahava ?.r? uohiy. The nest Jav, most of the periodical* contained letter* from Sue, stating that >t hsdnevrr been- wa?, 01 ?o?ld ha. bit intention to mak" portrait* or parsoual al luiion? in hi*iioT?)a. Honi soit qui m*l y p> n*e! The philanthropic pretention*, and ma wkiah. trit" tartine* o! morality with which Sua ha* interlarded thii work, are mare nahterfuce* to circulate hie meretricioui pages in placea The work altogether i* the mart gtotsiy immnrai that hit* app^nro I *ince the inonatrou* concef\ tion* ol V. de ^ade. which entailed upon their writer th? BukiIi- and a certificate of m?-laess. It ia a diiguiting compound of Le* c?nt?-? a me Fille and juitice?a hybrid of M. de Sale aud M. de Bcuiily. Hejp is the opinion of an English critic on the "Mysteries 11Paris,"aud probably the opinion is well founded?(or we cor.lese we have not read it. Ye I it is amusing to remark that while the London critics thus denounce French literature, they forgei that the works oi Dickens, Bulwer, Byron, and Moore, are ail as liable to the same objecttona. The same affectation and hypocrisy which marks the criticisms of London and Paris on each others literature, ia realised to a greater extent in New York. The reports of the ordinary events of the day, such as murders, seductions, defalcations, &c., in the cheap papers, have beea very solemnly de* nounced in a public lecture by one of our eminent merchant philosophers, Mr. Philip Hone, and this denunciation his been followed up by the Wall aueei press, while the fame prees were eulogiaing the works of Eugene Sue, and recommending them to general perusal We would not find fault with the extraordinary pnhlic taste for the most startling porlioiisot French and English literature, as reproduced by liie Harpers and their contemporaries; bu; what is the reas in that the ordinary events ol the daythculd be denounced by the very same class of saints, patriots, philosopher! and just men, wbo adorn their marble centre tables with the works of Moore,Byron, Dickens, and Eugene Sue? The public taste in thi- country, in relation to lite rature, is certainly in a transition state. It presents the most complex and confined features that ever called down from that blue cloud in the sky, the attention of the archangel. It ebbs and flows like ihe ocean. We believe, however, that the existin? condition of literary taste in any country, springs entirely from the state of morals?and not the private or public morals from the literary temperature Tne fact that a licentious literature has submerged the age, in both the old and new world, is the best evidence that a searching reform is about to take place in the charactf r ol the times. We are charitably inclined, therefore; and look upon the two broihere Harper, as ihe literary Moses and Aaron of the age, who have just crossed the Red Sea, and are commencing their sojourn lhrongh the wilderness of human frailties for the holy land of purity and sound morals, from this day henceforth. Massachusetts Election ?Only one member I of Congress was elected in Massachusetts on Mob[ day ?namely, Joseph Grinnell, of Ntw Bedford, lu the other Congrea-ioaal Districts in which a trial was had, no choice was effected. Errtcrs of a Dish g? Cold Chowde*. ? Andover, the town in which Mr. Wrb -ter ate his last dish rf cold cbwwder, tias given Morton a majority of thirty-five. Last year ht9 majority was seventy eignt Change produced by chowder is therefore Canal Navigation ?It was supposed on Monday in Albany that the canal wasclostd. The basin and river at that city were covered wiih a sheet of ice that morning. We ore in hopes that the warm wecther of yesterday may open it again. If not the quantity of produce and merchandise in the course of shipment, east and weji, which must be very great,greater we pre#ume than any previous season, will be shut in. We lrarn that the cinal filled with boats this side of Utica, and in fact all along the whole line cf the canal. Ohio River.?There were fourteen and a halt feel of water in the channel of the Ohio river a: Piiuburgh on Sunday eveuing at 6 o'clock, and ruing Court tor the Corrictioi or Krboub ?No quorum in attendance on Wednesday. Preaent 3, abseii' 20; the court therefore adjourned till the next day* 7 hbatbicals, <fcc.?.Vlucready haa been invited by the Bo?tonians to deliver a course ol lectures upon elocution and dramatic readings at the Melod<.on, b^j(e he leaves the city. The CouriT contradicts the statement of some of the other Boatcn papers, and aays that the National was full to overtiming on tha first night of Macready'* perform* 1 ance. The National lavery thinly attended on the"ofl*' nighta. The old Federal street ia said, is about to be re opened this season. The Kingston Tneatre ha6 cloeed for the season, and the actors are coming south. Madame de Gogni and M. Knoop are giving concert* at Rochester. Mr. Husnellnj at Norfolk. Hi# concerts were sr crowdi-d at Richmond th?t hundreds were unable to tquteze in, and bo returned home. Them " Pkktty Gisls" at the Chatham Theatrr promise to be Ji :h* go The display last evening wa* one of the richest we h?v? witnessed many a day The mantEiwes and evolutions of the trooi* were e*fLUied in a moat commendable aiyle. It will fte repeated again lo-uight. Mr Rice will, for the fir.M time, produce a new piece called Signs of tHp Times, and nUo personate Jamea Crow in the tore if u Pi i nee. Pare Thkat*ic. ?L>;>ngias waa performed last night with meat applause, Booth playing old Nor?al, and, Douglas. Mrf. Sloman petlormed Lady Randolph well. Mr Wallack received from the audience th< warmest tokens of approbation In fact, Young Noival is precisely in his line. Al thoaxh Mr. Booth played aa he always does, well, the character a? tmed out of his routine, and be tc play with leaa spirit than usual. It mutt indeed b< difficult (or one used to the high tragedy roltt, lot which he iaao celebrated, to lower his energies to a mor* even tenor. Mi?a MrBride looked beautifully the charac er ol Anne. Atu r the tragedy, Wal lack jlayed Bob Honeycomb, in the Wol( and th? Lamb, in hia most laughable style, and Mias Turn bull danced the Cracovitnne. The performance* ended with "The Roarding School." OT.YMricTntATBK ?At ihw theatre The National Ouard again, the Loves of the Angels, Macbeth, ti?d the Watrrwitihea. The National Guard appear* to na rather stupid and the music indifferent Wr wonder at its frequent repetition. Fatal Accidknt on mt Emu Railroad.?On Vedn?-?dny morning, ? tome Uborera on the rai'i ?##bont thirteen mtfa fiom Ptafraoot, ?cr? jiroeeirtmcTt0r"-l> the roftd, Wiry w?r* met by * loodii U?J tium ihois ?nr,ploje<l in ft ^ thrown ant by e track at tba top of a gr?d?, and w? onil a third so nturVful roloci'y The laboran ?er. 0 fourth was also ??ra' two w?r? tno.Bntl? hilli l" NMrt eamadawt ho dtad soon .fur > 14 * was slivo whon tb? French Spoliation ?Convention of Claimant# at Ut Society Library Koout). The New York Central Committee tome time tiuce issued circulars, ciUipg a conrention of persons interested in, or representtug interest* in French claims, anterior to th> yeir 1800. to be held in this city during thr present ruomli, lor th? purpose of taking some deciHiv** aiid to concentrate the action of theg'ne. rwl body, in piiahion through their claims dusifi* thr approaching *f?sion of Congress. Accordingly, 01 Wednesday l.ut a rery large number ol venrrsbl< Hnd hiehlv rf?oerti*H nripinal i>!mmnnii nr.H ret,re aenutive dcKg<t't? naaeinbied at the Suciety Li brary. The following delegates were aipointed ofliceri i of the convention:? > PuilDHHT, OEOROB ORISWuLD, ESQ. of Now York. Vica-PaatwaivTs, ; Hon John W? ll?, )f .VJ-onouusetts, Hod. Bapj'n C H>?srd,ol Baltimore, Ckarle? McAI?st?r, E-q , ot Petin?yIvanla, Hon. H'nry W. Edwards,ol Connecticut, ' Franc it fc>q , New Yoik, . A C. Fiagg, E<q .Connecticut 8*ca*T*Ki*?. James B. Murray, E*q ,ot New, York, Henry E Pierpunt, ot .New York. The meetirg being organised, Th*odoi? Sarewrea, i Eiq. made a lew briel f.ut pithy remark* on the motive* 1 which influenced the New York Central Committee to make the call, and the necessity thora existed why the t convention should take such energetic measures to secure | the decisive action of Congress during the coming session. He explained tne peculiar position in which the claimants stool with the government ot the United State*, which had, by releasing France from the claim, | assumed the debt themselves, and the delav in settling the claims on the psrt nt the American government wusbigh ly discreditable ami gro'ily culpab.e. The speaker r? . commended that the question should be put forth to the public in a shape tbut could not he miauuderiiood, and tfcat the effort to procure the cancelling of the d bthythe government ahould be perievered in until it was successful. Several delegate! spoke on the same muVJect, all recomI mending aotiun, action. Mr. Pkbkiis, 01 Cannecticut, ; recommended that a committee a iomd be named, or a general agent, with an adequate salary, ahould be a poicted by the convention, to proceed to Washitig-on, and during the aaaaion to preaa tbe natter up-n the notice of the members, and aecure ita Anal success All that waa ne. caaiary, in hi* opinion, wa?, that Cangreaa should he fully apprised of the responsibility which reated on them, tu concentrate their attention and discharge the obligation. 1 The Hon. Mr. Lour,of Newburypirt, Mass. replied, that the propoaition of the laatapeeker waa not quite ad equate to the necoaaity. While he did not doubt but tbe appointing an agent would have beneficial eff?ct, yet he would adviiethat, a* a beginning, a a'rong and energetic memorial shoul I be prepared and preaented to Con* gress on the subject. Ha had in contemplation of thi* courae, prepared a rough Jdralt of aucb a ?>- ? >rial. and it wa< at the service of the Convention, should they deem it adviiableto adopt bis suggestions. Mr. Sedowick then off red the following resolution, which waa adopted :? Reaoked, Tnat a Ci mmittee ot five be appointed tore port a m'mjrialto Congress lorthe consideiatlon of tbie Convention, and alto to report such tn"mures aa tbey may - eem necessary for adoption. The following 'gentlemen were named and appointed such committee Messrs. Lunt, Sedgwick, Montague, Davis, and McAlaster. Toe following resolution was also adopted :? Resolved, That a Committee cf five ba appointed fo prepare and report an address to the People of the United States. M?s?ra. Howard, Edwards, Gray, Perkins, and Mumford, were appointed this ronrimiltee. Mr. Flaoo offered the f llowing, which was adopted t Resolved, I'hat a Committee be appointed to inqulrf ?ti(1 report what claimsare now holden by the original claimant* and their legal representativea, and what hj assignees, and the cases o. particular hardship which shall be lound to'list. The Hon. Mr Howuo thrn spoke for some minute* on 'hecourse pursued io Congress bereto'ore on this matter He thought there existed a wish on tbe part both of th*Senate and ihe House ol Repiesentalivttto do j'isticeti. the claimants. They had already passed several bills, ai different sessions, in favor of liquidating their cla m , and be had every confi Jence that by an aarnes*, a close, and well directed perseverance on tbe part of the claim ants, their ag<au or representatives, the question would bu?i>7 uisju'tcu ui at mr cuiuiug fvhiiuii IU mrsuu* faction of the parties inter* sted, and doubtless to the put'- i lio at large. It appear* that the Hon gentl? mm wss ?ome time ainca chair man of a c< mmitiee in Congres* befne which this subject came up, aud that by hlatflorta, the bill was carried through to pay these cl *ima Afteraome farther eoaversational rumarka, the Con vention adjourned to give the Committee time to report. On Thursday the Convention met at twelve o'clock at 'he same place, whan the Hon. Mr. mat, of Masa, at Chairman ol the Committee to draft a memorial, read the report of the Committee, recommending the adopting ot the hccim^anjing memorial, which was adopted. The memoriali> lengthy, but very ably drawn up The H on. Mr Howard, aa chairman of the Committee I to draft an addreaa tu ttie paaple, read the report and tub mitted for the adoption ot the Convention an address 01 concdersnie length, which had been prepared-setting forth the orgin of the claim* and tbe |?Mi<ion ol the Oo vernment. F >r half a century had the claim* been urged? again and i epeatt dly had r?-|ioit? in f???r ?i ih~m Ih*? (lilt ouly once ? a* th- re h hill pawed for their r?. lief.?I.i mauy instances the withholding of tha claim* ?? a grievous wrong, and mistry and poverty wa? entaile. on many widow* an I oiplnua, who were dependent on (he payment ol the debt lor the mean* ot relief trom almost starvation. The ohjoct of tha report wa* not to ceu*ure the Government, but to urge and claim Ironi them th?payment of what their Committees h id acknowledged to Oe a Ju?t and lawful debt. fanlic opinion wa* courted bj the claimants, and >t was hoped, that every section ut the country would take up th? cmna and instruct than representatives in b nh H?u<>e< to advocate the paasage ol a hill lor their relief. Theclaimson D inmark, Spain, V. plea and Mexico had bain urued and paid, but the French Spoliation claiws, prior to 1900, were the only onea ca*t overboard by the O jvamment. They were the only claimants who were exoluded from the benefits of the nrot. c'lon ol their country . id suatainina them a>atn*tMhr ii Juriei mflic'el on their property by a loreign nation,and winch nat'on bail Acknowledged the jaa'iceofthat claim. Preaident J ine? M<Jia. n, in Li* le't.-r to tfeneral Pinck. ney, hat ?xpe?fcly wtitten "that France hud admitted the claim? 110m which ibe had been released by the American Oivernment.'' Yet by aomathe claimant* hail been denounced a* (peculator*, who had purchaaed up ' hn original cl-iima at a moiety, and were now aeekirig to compel the peopeto make good what they bad hiiherto pronounced unpm. But thia Convention appealed to ihe intiHta ??n?a ol right and J'la'ica which had al-vayt diatiuauiahed their fellow citixena, when they conaidered a right waa withheld or an fcct of injuatice done to an lnd> vi Inal by the na'ioa. That it waa a recoKntaed principle 'hat no private property could he applied te the public benefit] without pome diminution baing p lid to th? o wnsr. Such had not bean dona in thia in>t-<nce.and it was to'procure the luiniment of thia pledge that the claimants now appealel to their fellow cltueua The aiidreaa waa adopted, and the Committee ordered that it be aigned by the President and Aecr?tary. The Committee appointed to draft a teriea of reaoltttiont for the guidance ol the claimanta and the public, report, ed? Piratly ?That it waa expedient that agenta ahould be appointed in the federal citiea and diatrict* havingclaimt, to urge the p***.ige ot a bill in their favor by Congre**; and that the Central C em nit tee bedirccteu to carry thia into immediate operation Secondly?That the Convention lnitruct the Central Committee to obtain memoriala, from aa many placet aa poiaible.on thia aubjtct, to be aent to Congre**; and that the member* of thia Convention do urge upon their Con* grenional Repreaentalivea the advocacy efthi* tnea?ure. Mr. Hcdowicx ottered the following, which iaa modili. cation of a reaolution previouily adopted: ? Reaolved, That it it deiirable that one or more apecinl agent' >houId be appointed, tor the purpoae ol urging upon t Congrett the conmleration ot the claims repriamted b) ' thia Convention, and that the Enecutive and Centra) ' Committee* be charged with thii duty, or w.'th recommending the performance of it by the different Citio where claimanti reaide, if they tee tit. The foil* wing gentlemen were appointed to the follow iog Comnitteea:? Ex rcuriva CoMMiTTaa?Niw Youk City. George O'itwold. Jotenb D<lafield. B.ich* VI Krar*,' Jami'i D Murray, Oerrit O. Vanwagener, Tt>?-od >r* Serlgwiok, Walter R. Jones, Henry E Pierpoint, Frederick De Pryit?r. C**>rtPOflDlltn CoMMITTtl*. Maine A W. H. Clspp, ???] , ol Portland, F-ancu llohhii, " Bangor, New H<iinpehire. ..Edward Cutti, " F'ortimouth, Maiaachuaetu. . ..E'lward Brook*, " Be>ton, W. H. Mootague, " " T. B CnrtJ?a, " ' Qeorge Lout, " Newhurypt, i Rhode Uland... .Phi'lip Allan, " Providence, Connecticut H W Edwards, " New Haven, ' Harvey Mnlferd, " " Pennsylvania. ... John M 8cott, " Philadelphia J imri B iva d, " " Maryland Jacob O Davie*, " Baltimore, John 8 D xinel, " " Virginia John ftoutbgate, " Notfolk, Wm L.Clark, " Winchester, District Columbia.Ja?. H. Camtin, " ?? South Carolina.. .A Ale?*nder, " Charleaton, Chan Fiiz*im?aons " " North Carolina... In* B Hm on, " Raleigh, Arkamss Rich'd More band, " Little Rork, Ohio 8 W. Piimeroy, " Cincinnati, John Andenon, " Columbus, Dr. John Andrew*, Cleveland, Indiana Jaa.W Borden,Jr, " Richmond, Tanneaaea Marcui D Bearden " Kr>o*vill?*. The thank* ol the Convention m ere voted to the Preiident for hii efficient services in the chair, and the Newspaper preia of the city of New York, for their advocacy of the claim*, and lor publishing the proceeding* ef this convention. AIro to the New York Central Committee lor the leal anj diligence need toy them in calling togutherthe convention, from which inch a happy and prosperous result is expected. Among th? original claimants, who attended the Cmverrien on the brat day, we notlctd Madame Maatonler, of I'biiadi Iphia, and two other latin*, who reluaed to givn their name* The le'.ter* and petition* from the poor and di*tre?er<l claimant*, were reftrri d to the Central Commute* to t?k? n'o con*ideratK n, an I to devim *ome m?**ore* lor th?ii relief. Tba Convention then *<tj >urned tint dis. City lnt*lllgrne*i Folic*"Tburtday, Nov. 16.?The weathery?tterdaj was foggy, dmily, and uncomfortable, and atrtngeaai may *~?m, auch au atmosphere appear* to dispel act* o rognery, above common petit isrcenlee, asantacneeo' inteiest we* before the police yesterday mmBHiSSHHH"S5HP Cnlted lltalM District Conrt B forv Ju lg? B<rtta. T\t United Statu t>?. jtdan11 f C*?Thil ?U penal action brought hy the UiTernmeat ( tact i<iukC? , who run, among other*, an e*pre?e between Boaton. Ner wich, anil New Vork, to recover a penalty of $100, fot .arrjing Utt<>r< in contravention of the at'Teral acta re lulattof the Pott Ort1?<", aud particularly the act of id ol March, IMS. The action wai brought un^er th'? ill aec'ion of the ac' -thtch prohibit* any person or ptrnont Irom carrying, 01 jrop iriog 'o he carried, aDy letieri lor pay, kc. O > the i>art of 'h< G iverument it w><s pioved that upon toe occasion a man oa-n?*l S'even? whn wa? ogent to de tvlHiiu, r?cwivhcI ion- $1 or $4 for cat ryii g letter* from 1 to Norwich, and that on several cthi r occasions ? >umberol parcels containinglrtters ware left at Adams t> Co'* office, and that they procureil them to bn forwarded u their respective J atinutions. They alro proved, tha' ince the establishment of those e*press lines, the I'o?t Ottlce revtuui hud fallen off nearly J.7D01' n quarter. 0-> the part of defeudanta it ia contended that they <lo not coma within the provisions of the statute, inasmuch a* it does uot prohibit the carrying of pircels. and that they nave never knowingly sent or procured to be sent, any letters; nor are they hound, nor woul Ithey be "Uthorized o opan any ptrcels that might be pen', to their establishment. They proved that the man Stevens was on* My employed by them, in consequence ot the illness of their regular agrnt, and that they had no knowledge of lis having received any money as alleged by plaintiff. The case was given to the Jury yesterday utteinoon, alter the following CHARGE. OnxTLiMiit1This case piesants one of thoso q'les ions with which Courta of Law are so frequently engaged?whether or no the facts which hav. >etn brought before the Court pro ably o-m i witb> in the purvuw of the legislature when the pinal law was being envcted. It is said that tha business ofthede

lendants was oouducted in such a manner as to involve a violation if the Post Odlce laws This business ot the lefrndants has been pinsecuted during a period ol about three years, but a branch of it has been in operation fot tevcral years longer, aud has, it is alleged, greatl) ucroached on the Post Olbce laws. Tne essential questions' before you are, first, what are the facu proved by the government, and what is the 1 iw in reinnon to them? Thagovernme t aay that th-y prove tha' he defendauta cariied latter* between New York and Boston, in three manners atid ways, Kiist, in packages of goods?thecjmmu lica ions going with these Koads to the individuals who received them,and it ia charged that,under whatever form, they are letters aud subject,to postage? Any written communication between one Individual aud another comt-s within the term 'mailable matter," and uo mktt^r in wbat almn? it i? nut i? i? liahU?? ? ? carried by mail. I'Qey say that the delendants carried the litters in packages iron merchants, and that the let era were carried through empress by their camera?thut Tuber received paicels with money in them, and deliver ed them to their addreaa, and the neoeaiary implication ia that theae packagea rootained money. There ia aome controversy, however, on thia inhject on the other aide ? <o whether eitherof theae facts were shown in proof. It ia said that in regard to the letter oarried by Stevens, that the papera delivered to him were actual lettei a, and were carrisd by him Irom New York to Boston, and that Ste vena in so doing was acting on the part ot the defenJauti. rhe Utter allegation, however, must be proved. It mu?t be shown by direct proof, or liy implication. If it ?af his own aci.and he|di<l not do it h? agent of the defendants, then they cannot be li iblc, uader the penal Nw, although it might he a violation of the statute As to the consnm owtlou of the otT-nce, how far is the government required (o show ihat it was a letter / It is necessary only for them o show that what the party took purported to be a letter Government has nop >wer to open such a package to ascertain in that way me lact us to its chm actet. But il it have the appearance o> a letter, it is assumed to be one un til iheoon rary is proved. Government need only shew ihat a paper which seemed to be letter was carried, and the person charged with carrying it must clear himsell io order to upset the allegation that it was a letter. It tbr testimony is,that any individual received a letter with the irection to carry it, and that he took it and went lrom N- w York to Boiton, ihe implication ii that he petI'ormed the trust, and if any tact exist to the contrary, it it for him to show it, and leave the jury to *ay bow far it takes away from the -<s>ertion that it was a letter. Again, in relation to whether there were one or more letters, the individual i hat saw it deliveied.said it was a paper on the upper part ol which the direction to "London" was written, but he did not see the superscription of any of the'other letters in the parcel But they ail seemed to be letters, and in law that i? sufficient to show that they were, until the contraiy is shown; and the natural conclusion was that toe whoi^pile of papers consisted of letters, at the upper one aspeared to he a letter, and the defendants must show that the others were wa^te papers. On tins ground,taking it to be proved that Stevens cariied a pileof letters (mm New York to Boston, and Fisher ulto, aid that the packages ordinarily contained letters, the question arises? does thi< amount to an act contemplateJ by the Statute 7 What Congress hud in view was to interdict the carriage uf letters on the roa4 over which the mail is conveyed by any other mode than that prescribed by law, and in ihis prohibition water craft were alto included? Was the object to prevent stages or water craft ranying persona having letters? or do prraons car rying letter* in such stages render the owners of them responsible for a violation of the po?t office laws) Does a steamboat conveying person having a trunk of letters comeuader thuact of Congreaal I apprehend not. Tou mutt give a business construction to the act. Congress intended to prevent letters being carried by stages or water cratt. It does not seem necessary that the parson carrying the letters should know li. The p-nalty isonthe master?nothingia aai-i about the owner being cognizim oi thu fact. It may be wall to revert to how the thiug waa done twenty years back, in order to illustrate n>> <*ouatrurtion ot the lis. In vessels, or some paits ol 'hem, an open box, or some ku~h thing, wan left,in which 'n- letters were deposited. The master did not know wh re the letters weie to g", ^ilt hoknew there were let rsttiere, and the vessel was then in the direct act of car. r? ing 1-tters And If under th.secircumst.mces the nuater carried u latter, unless it was accompanied by someportion nt the goods composing the cargo, he then carried a letter vithin the meaning ol the law. But wben h* conveyed a box ? hicii he could not open, and such box or package contained one letter, or one thousand letters, the act did not apply to 'hem. It w?a rot a carriage of le.ters within h? m-anirp of the act ; It was cairyiBg baggage only. s'ow was that an offence against which Congress legislated? 'I'heir bus ness was to prevent the carnage of letters ny vessels or smge coaches. So also in regard to (teg-coachesj they likewise had places lor carrying the?* iruri?, ? nitn Tioimta me law; nuttney wouia not nave ?i lated the law hjr carrying a trunk wiih lettera, or pas. -enger* with letter* in their pocket*. But it was found '.hat wi'hin 'he last twenty year*. Cong ess had not gone Mr enough to piotect the |>oat office laws. An act made accordingly, iu addition te or amendment of those -eta which preceded it. It was not, however, (??r anp nosed in all tbi< lnaialatiou, that a man conld not carry a letter 'rom one plice to another without violating the put i' (Bee law a There waa no prohibition of the conveyance by private individoata of a letter ftcm one'fnand to souther; but if he mad>- a haainessofcarrying letteratheii it amauntvd to the olfdnce included in tne atatute. Seven ?r eight yeara back the runuing of tbe*e e*pres?es comnencMl. and it la aaid that they were a great meani of depriving the regular mail e( moat of it* appropriate uuti. neaa. It may be an evil ot great mainitade, and there i* reaaon indeed t? mppt-e (rom the teUimonv, that the Government haa loatconsiderably by it, but with that con*', iteration we have nothing to do. The qtie*tion which waits your determination ia, whether the conduct of lh? defendant* haa Ven in violation of the act. If the proserution o( thm buiineti wa* an evil.the legialature had ha* sufficient 'ime to counteract it during the laat eight year*, hut they have not made it the i-uhject *f legiaiation. It ii however s<id that it ia a violation o( the act ol *24 My instruction ia that it mu*t be proved that theae parties ei'hei had tome carriage or conveyance which waa engaged to carry letteta on a poat road, oron a road parallel 'o a poat road It muat b? proved that the aieamboat New Haven waa in the practice of carrying letteradi 'inct (rom thoieenclosed in trunka and merchandize. Il that la proved then it mast be ?hown that the defendant* advised or aaaiated theowners in doing It, thus Incurring tbe penalty of for each offence. I think the great difficulty of the case arise* (rom the 34th section of the act, so as to make it applicable to the charge made against the steamboat New Haven. But in order to give it a* much scopo as poanhle, I say that it the steamboat carried letters under the adviiemeDt, assistance and knowledge of the defendant*, it ia a violation of the act. Bee suae it the defendants used any sort of carriage, no matter what, rail it a crate ; or what yon pleate, from this place to Boston, tor the purpose of carry ing letter*, he ia liable *,o tlm penalty. But under thi* law the defendants arc no liable lor lettera containe-d in a package, unless it is shown that they know these packages containe tatned thelctten, nor are they liable, although the) m'gh' have suspected that these packages contained let *er< If Congress choo?t * to prevent such lettera from being carried in *uch a way, they may do *o by land a^ veil a* by water, ard for which prohibited articles on huml a vessel,though 'hi captain or owner were ignor ant o'their being there, yet render them liable Bu until ongres* does pais such an act the Court will no' suppos> ih?' Congret* meant to punish a man who acted ignorant o'dni'-g wrong Yen: mu*t And that the iteamboat car'ie<> lettera, and that the delendants weri/ accessary in aiding ind sustaining them in doing it, and also that they hac versel, or no matter what, In which they were plaa?d and consented tothe cairiagu ot lettarxon board that boa' or on a mall road, or road parallel to it. Aa to the individ <1*1 actsot Stevens and Fisher, ifthey were fotbidby the 1*f?n^an'? to carrv lettera, yet did I', the offence ilNlt); theira. And though theie men were the agents of thf defendant!, yet they are not liable farther than that thi a?enta may have conformed to the general inatrwctioni or positive order they reaeived from them. If they conveyed ihe lettera on theirown responsibility, without any authority or directiona Irom thnne endantn. then they an of >'otira? not liable But if Jt ta proved that Fialier and Bt?vena have been employed by the d?iendenta lor the pn . pose of carrying or tranapnrting letters, or o'aid ngthem in thMr transportation in the manner Indicated, then tliej are liable There It nothing in this prmecutlon which call* on you to denounce them became they have perron ally carried the lettara, or becauae the defrndanta ha" done ao. If they hare been in the habit of carrying thr lettera en their prraana ever since the establishment 01 their espreat, thIk amt do< a noi call the legality of auch ai act in question. The offencecharted ia, that they employed the instrumentality ofa ateamhoat or ?om? vehicli ior that ptirpone, and >o far a* the evidence eatabliaheathat (act.theOovemmen' ia entitled to the benefit of it. ThaJury then retired, and will bring in a aealed vcrdlci this morning. Naw Mrrsic.?Alwill ha* Bent us a *ery beautiful new version of the well known Western Refrain "D nee, Boatman, dance." The words by George P Morrta, the music arranged by George Loder.? Thoae who have admired "On Ihe Lake whetf drooped the willow," should purchase thia also, which ia fully equal to it. 1 he lithograph vignem 'a very iretly. Mr. Atwill has juat publishet "Love's* tell-tale," an admired song, written I13 Gen. M"trta, music arranged by Francis H Hrown " I,nva Not," a relehrated Q iick Step Foietibed to Capt Edward Vincent of the New Vorl Light Guard, by Francis H. Brown Published b) Mr. Atwill "I Cannot Danck To-Njoht," i ballad. Thf poetry by Thomas Haynes Bayley muaie by Mrs. T. H. Bayley. Published by Atwill Board of 8up*rTlwri. Thossdat, Not. 18?Jl^jiwntd Muting ?Hi* Honor, the Mayor, la the Chair?A quorum b<uuf present, the minute* ol the last meeting ??'f read and adopted. Rtftrnd Back ?Tbe Report o1 the special aommittee n the application ot the School Commissioners of th? 7th and 11 th wards, asking lor an appropriation for build mg School Hocse* in these, furred back to th? ^ommit'ee for a majority report. Aldcim in Hatpikld pre?entid the papers from the 7th nd 11th ward*, un tli.-subject of the erection vf school iou?e< in tliosu roar Is. H? wwbel them read thatih- Allermanof the |4*h. who W chairman of the special com nait'ee on the application Itom these wards, may be in 'orme I that the piocre linns were in conformity wiih tin requisitions preferred by the statutes,and not as that ganileman has termed "irregular." Renurta ?Thn t.?a. ...^s4?.( he lolloping resolutions relative to their purchase of l^hool land* r Rpselved. 1 hat upon tho purchase of any Ian"! for school houses all the proceeding* unit paper* in relation thereto luly authenticated, i-hall be submitted to ths counsel to he corporation, who shall file in the office ol the Comn roller of the city, with hiaopinion of approval thereof or hii objection* thereto. Resolved in casa the same have been approved by the ?aid conns>-l, the necessary money, required tor the pur nose of organizing the several schools applied for by he Commissioner* and Inspectors shall be paid by the Comptroller, out of monies, us shall have been levied and -aised for that purpose, and shall advise the Common Council thereof, if an additional appropi iation shall be iie<'?i<ury lor payment. Resolved, Thut before the payment cf any money for 'he erection of school (houses, and fltlng up the same, "opi*?<f the contract and bill* ol particular', in case there is no written contract, sworn to, as now required \V thenrdinance nf the Coipiration in re'ation to the ac countnhilit/ submitted to the said Counsel whose dutv it ahall be to Ale the s. me in the said Comptroller's cttioe. with his opinion, and that thereupon the <ama proceedings in relation to appropriation, payment, tnd report, shall be had, us in the case of the purchase ol Unds for school purposes. Alderman Woodhull was ol opinion that tho adoption >fthe report and resolutions would confli't with the law ol I8W, as amended in 134S. in which it is provid d in the 10'h section, that the Board of Stipervisois have power inly to raise and deposite with the Chamberlain the lumi n quired by the School Commissioners anil Board of Education, and'which sums are ulene under the control and tieposalof the Commissioners, who are authorised to aporopriate and pay outtbe required sums o the respective reasurers ofthe several schools. He considered that the Board had no general powers over the funds so raised, *s the Legislature bad expresslv tnken l-om them the powers conferred by the act of 1S4J, and had conlerred them on a different body. Alderman Tillou, as the Chairman of the Committee supported the resolutions, as being the best,in his opinion, 10 meet innoi j Tiian. Alderman Watbimir wu of pinion, that by a fair construction of the Act, the Board of Supervisors could not make a loan, for the purpose of meeting the applica tions of school4 made alter the levy of the annual tax for 'hat purpose; that the amount levied could only b?* appro . /a -<i to the applications made previous to the levy,and to tliem alone; that all subsequent applications ra'ist awan the next levy, which will be on the fiist ol January next. His Honor the Mayor thought the member* were wan. deiing Irom the subject A? regards the first resolution, he did not think the Board had the right to delegate a power which itself did not possess. He was of opinion hat the Board had not the power to pass any of the reso lir ions, although, if they had, he was inclined to think ihey would bo conducive of much good, and save a good leal of blundering and cress working. Alderman Tillouandhis honor the Mayor divided the floor until the acting president had lallen into a dose, and he members of the Board had resolved themselves into groups, some discussing the late meeting of the Native American party, as published exclusively in the Herald ol Wednesday, some the question whether Mike Walsh would ci oss the river in the corporation barge, and others the propriety of adjourning to Florence's for a itew, as it ?as petfectly evident that the Boa>"il was inastew.and 'he discussion was to be interminable, it being now p??' 'en o'clock, for the more they talked the greater the difli culty. and the less the question was understood. Alder, men Lee and Hatfield are in close confab about the chance >( Matty in the race ot '44 Alderman Kmmans is ma king calculations as to the chance of the sheriff's cocked hat in the next election. One solitary individual with e r^d waistcoat a?d a benevoltnt Irish lace, is wa'ching the proceedings with a vacancy of g?ze which satisfies the " holder that he undeistands nothing in particular of the suhj-ct under discussion. Alderman Hutfield breaks the spell by the wo<d' question " The ayes and nays nr. taken, and the first resolution is adopted by a vote of IS to 4 Th? Serjeant at Arms observing the nid, nid, nodding of some members, and fearing lest they may vote contrary to their consciences, (a thing very unusual in the present Board,) benevolently pulls out his laig>s silver box, filled with best Irish Black guard, and han<ts it round i nil naa me nesireo enec , ana me consequence if, inai he first resolution adopted nnd carried, in to adjourn, to meet again to.morrow evening, and every other evening at seven o'clock, until this question is decided. Alderman < lattoi?, before th* final motion to adjourn prevailed, offcrid the tollowirg resolution, which was adopted? Revolved, That it be referred to the Comptroller, to in quire and report to this Board in detail at the next meeting. what amount of moneys have been ordered to be r<n?ed by tax lor common school purposes, under these, veral provisions of the statu'e, for the year 1848, and also whit amount ol school money has been received from the Mate for the same > ear; and what amount of each, if any, is yet unt-xfended. The Boai"U adjourned at ten minutes to 11 o'clock. General Ssssloni. Before Recorder Ta.luiaiV aud Aidtrmen Emmansantf Nash Joisas B. Ihili'h, Eiq acme District Attorney. Nov 16 ? Grand Lmrc-tiy ? W illlum Sullivan was triec' nn an indictment lot grani larceny, tor Mealing on lh> 10th of October a quantity of hoots nnd shot's, wort I f8t 60, from the store of l*aac Phillips, K 8 Division St.? Tbe accused ha I been ill the employ ol Pmtlipx, and war a rela'ive, hut beiag dissipated was discharged en th? morning the rabbet jr was discovered. A poit-on of thi stolen goods were foutiri at a pawalirokers' shop, when the accused said he had 1? fi them. Peter B Manchester t he counsel of prisoner, not briar pr< sent James T. Bra or, E'q . was assigned by the Court. The jury found iiini euiltv. and be then entered a n!ca of etnltv to ario ther indictment lor grand larceny, lor ?Uaiin.' a valise from the foot of CanrtlanJt street, belonging to the daught.rof Aidernwn Vand>*rvoort. The Conrt remarking hat be had been in the S'ote prison of P?-nnsy Ivania, ami wan a well known thirf, they ?en '-ncad him to thf State prison for iwo yeara and six montbi on the first iffcnc*. nd three yeara, and (i\ months oa the second convic linn. If,>11' Prottqui?In the cas* of Charles 8cofi-ld, indico-d for flu a. ssult > nd battery, with intoDt to kill Hugh McDermott, h\ consent, a nolle prottqui was enterwJ ann <bn complaint was diacharged en pa\ ment ol costs. Th nff> nee was a simpl" assault and blurry, which by som? iuioimaiity at the Upper Police Office was magnified into an " intent ?o kill." Pltniltd Guilty? J imei B. Martin,Jointly indicted with J hid G lex, lor an a-sault and battery on Lewis Peck, en ered a plea of guilty and sentence was deterred on ng o I tb> re being a evil suit ptnding. Mducion of a Lawytr. ? Wn\ N. G i?gs and Francis Sayie, impleaded wito WM B Djv. E-q , were tried toi an assault and battery on Robert H Shannon, Esq. and subsequent abduction to Jersey city. The iicumsunce were that Shannon was specially deputed to setve an attachment on D ly lor a contempt ot Court iuued by th> lourt of Chancery. On the !l7ih ol J ily the comp'ainan" proceeded to the store of Wm. N. Gii*gs, 110 Mnrraj str*et, where he lound Day. He showed the attachment 'o Diy and after considerable Jelay they lett together Day desiring to obtain bal'. They proceeded towards the Jeraey City ferry, when Diy rusbed hy >he gate toward? the boat and Shannon followed. A scuffle here ensued when Savre and Gnggacame running down on the plat form and shoved ooth Day and Shannon on board the boat; after reaching the boat Say re seized Shannon ant) threw him on the deck. Day held him down ; the boat started from the wharf and Sayre and Grigga jumped ashore, calling ironically, "stop the boat"? 'atop the boat." Aa soon aa the boat was clear from the what i Day released his grasp and they were both taken to Jersey aity where Diy remained, and who has not since been arrested. At half past two o'clock the Court adjourned until this morning at eleven, in order to allow the Aldermen to meet the B >ard ol County Canvaaters The case will b? ominm'd to-day. (K/- ANY ONE HAVINO A FILE OF THE 8UN Newspnper for Drcmber last, '43, will coaler a favor b> Inaniug it to this office. (J(J- CHEAT WESTERN IS DOINO A ORTAT business at the American Museum. The huuse is in a r.on'inual state of hilarity during the whole of his perotmiince. His speech is in the moat langhable Ethiopian -t> le, and his dance, or breakdown is unsurpassable. Mr. (?ole, the India Rubber man, is the most limber and suplr in man t eing we evt-r ?a w, and C> leate is a? nimble as a airy. The dog Billy sings, dances,and performs a variety of other feats which jstonish every beholder. The Mioses Shaw sing very sweetly, and indted the whole .BlntUlnmnl il in.l rx-diVMS linhollnd h.1 appUtine. No placa,in*noft, prevent* (uch aiti action* 4* thia favorite renort00 FORTUNE TfcLLINH weEMS TO BE AT trading gieat attention, and Madam Ariolph at real.'** vtuamm, haa her hand* lull of bnainraa every day. Ori'al W??tern. and other*, are giving grand entertainmenta to crowded and delighted hooae*. Jn*hort, thr pi ten leerru <a be erjoying an unwonted d?grea of proaperity tiudrr ita preaent management, and we ilncercly hope it will long ct ntinueto. (Xf ELOCUT1 "N. n.IMIC, PUVSIOLOOV, lieProl<*??or Bi oD?on'< firft lecmre of the cnnrie wa? attend. n<i hy a large and fi?liionahle audience; hi< sccond take* place to night at 7 o'clock, when he and Mr. Nn?h give ight ol th?-lr beat recl'ationa and *ong*.nmong which w# notice Gnevra, John Adama'j Speech on adopting th? DeM*r.itioa ef Independence; Huuei'a" I'm afliat;n" Flow g-ntly *we?t Alien," kc fcn, The Mannikin will t* imected and paa*ed among the auditor* for clo?e inapec ion- Tonight the let tare* really commence. Sea adrertUement. Op-ANOTHER NEW NOVEL'-Thiaday Ptibll.hed, Vov. 17th?I'rice ore shilling? he Gentleman'* Dtugher ; or, A Great City '* Temptation*? A tale of actual life !? " A breath, a whi?per, doubta, mopirion, *hame? And ahuddcring virtue wept o'er Agnea'name !" Thia i* a tale of the deepen intereit, written with un* "fimmon vigo', and conveying a high and lmpro**lve moral. Although ro personul mm 1? intended, the readei vill b? fr> qurntly reminded of circumstance* that h.?v? iconrred during the laat two yenra in thia citv and Phila l? Iphia. No one can read th> flr?t chapter without being led lrrrtlttltil<r *it to the cloae ot the work. Thatypec, Mil* ? di'ion I* and legible. fuhliihe.iand lor?alahy 17ROB88 fc STRINGER, corner Broadway and Ann*t N?w Torb. Al*o, thi* dav puhliahel, N''d Myer* ; or, Life befcn the Ma?t? by J. Fmnimoi* C- >oper, B'ij. In oaa vol.? rric# 37J cant* For *ale whole?ale and retril hy BURGESS fc BTRINOKR, jm Broadway, corner Ann (treat QJ~ PIANO rORTKfl, POWLAH MUSIC, AND Muaical Inatrumenta, of every description, wboleaala and I retail, at AT WILL'S Mmie Hrpmtory, Ml Bioadwajr, <ign of the "OeMen Lyre." below St. Paul'* Chuieh. Tha aubicriber baion hand a very valuable taaortmest I if Roaewood and Mahogmy Piano Fortes, which are war. H ranted to atami the cliaaat* of man n?t ?r >v.;. Mnntp> H I he celebrated Maniroid Pi .no Fort, a from the manufac. ory of ftussell Haile t, ol Boatoa, are acknowledged to >e superior to every o'her description ! instrum nts, an l he Dew ar.d approved Mundora (or harp) Htop.istha in ateat improvement of tha age. Hallelt, of Bo?to[t,haa ieploma* and med?la tiom all the principal Mechanio As-or rat ions in thecounti y, lor tti?superiority of hia Pianos. Also - Pianos fiotn the manufactory cf Mr. X- Gilbert fc Ion. Boa on. Th utihfcriber is daily publishing new and popular Vtuiic. and receiving Irom every publisher in tne counrv every piece Imm-diiitely alter its publication. ' Flute* ClarionettF, FlaoeoleU, Jcc ? t he subscriber 1a he only Agent in i? city lor the sale (wholesale and to'ail.) 01 Instruments from ihe celebrated maker. C PmIou'.et, and at present hai an excellent assortment of the oel ekratrd "Taylor Flutes," lie. Iio. Mu?ic bound in superior nyie?Piano Fortes tnned by a first Jl?w tuner. Instruments of every description repaired. String* nnd Reeda lor all instruments A liberal deduction made to purchasers 6f Music.? Also. 3 cent Music for sale. AT WILL'S Music Repository, 301 Bro<tdw<ty. tie ir the Fraufclia House. <&- LITERARY NO i li E-? ?iHE PHtHDEL. PHIA SATURDAY COCK IKK having reached a circulation ol 40 O.tO, It might bo inpeiAuotia in ustoreooramend it m tne boat Family Newspaper in tbi< or any country. In this age of licentious literature, we cun point to thia agreeable journal a* an exception to 'he rule, whi-h will apply to almost every weekly paper that comes to handTne influence of au?h a moral sheet, the covten** of which are liv?ly nnd gay, without nece?saiily d? sc nding to vulzari'y, or pourtri)ing vice in g.iy colors?the inrtuunce, we say, especially upon the young of both sexes, csnnot fail ef ncing good and hi?hl> banelicial. This is emphatically a reading|djy,and those wbocaier forthetaste* ol all classes,should imitate this beautifully p'intedand ably edited iuurnal. We Relieve Mr.Tuttle, Ann street, is the general agent Single copies A cents,- $4 per 100. THE BOSTON UNCLE 8AM is a sprightly littl* sheet?the main featurnsof which ar? a pretty original design,engraved expressly for its columns weekly; Tales iy Prof. Ingraham. and other popular writers, of ce'ahri , ?! uin?i; .......i.iij ^nxiiun "J> UCUIUreil CIHll CD 111 , sub r?M it a feature that please* many, whil*t the wit iparklmg ib itsipicy paragraph*, render* it the beat rc> mtdy lor the blue devil* extant. Sold hjr J. A. Tuitle, 6 Ann it.?Price 3 cent*.?"Cheap enough in all con?cience." THE SATURDAY EVENING POST-The oldest weekly in Philadelphia, edited by H Haating* Well, E*q., I* another sheet thatgrncca our table, It ia a capital papar,ai almoat every body baa seen and kn*wn. Sold by Tuttle, at 0 c-nt*, $4 per 100. 1 HE BOSTON PILOT, devoted to the interaat of th? Catholic*, i* a warm advocate ol the repeal quea. tion, and aiber topica agitating tha country. No Iriah. man aboulJ be without it. E iitod by Patrick Djnahoe? .Sold by Tuttle. 8 Ann it. THE OLIVE BIIANCH, Bo*ton, a good paper, devoted to aior-il and reunions subject*. Alio, THE MUSEUM, a weakly newspaper, ptsblnhed in Philadelphia THE DOLLAR NEWSPAPER, Philadelphia, prlca S cant*, uiued tiomthe Ledgei office. "Tin-Gold Ring," ind otht-r prize tale*, by Edgar A. Poe, have appeared ia thi* sheet. Agent* and others supplied at Inw rate*, by J. A. TUTTLE, Agent, 0 Ann at. (fty- BEST FAMILY PA rER IN 1 HB UNION?W? beg the attention ol the public to the following rich and rtri> d Table of Contenta, which ic contained in tha New World for Saturday, Nov. 18. 1 Another Pulaaki Sufferer.?A thrilling Original Tnle of Pirncv, Shipwreck, and Suffering* at Se?. 3. Widow*, or Random Thought* on Human Natura ia general?an original Sketch. 3. Th>- Fjrgeiy?tin original Tale. 4. Autobiography of an Orphan Girl?aeveral new chapter*. 5 A Morning at Rome?By Jame* Alrtr'ch. 6 The Prayer of a Bereaved Mother?By Park B?nja> min. 7. The Emigrant'* Sabbath?By H. H. W 8. The Daughter ol Jairtu?By H. W. H. >ert. a un ory ?uu Anecnoim 01 me lmj - v i -iuuuaoi la the Lives of Royal Infant*?Sunday in LonOjn. 10. New York Hutoncil So. iety ?Official proceeding* of the atated meeting for Novi m^?r 11. Original Pot-try?Beware of Witchea?The Spoiler, a fragment, by W. Oiliuore Simrm ; Sonnet*, t>y W. B. Hirrt; To Helm, on Immortality in Life. 11. Editorial?More Falsehood* e*i>o?ed?One. of Mr. Town'* Oani??ion?? Port Office Reform* In the B* itiih Colonies?A Oftn for the "Brothers"?L'well Ol! rinjr? The Flower Vise?Musical World?Rrl'inou* <ml Political Intelligence?Domeatic Summary?Variety, Its Term*?Three dollars a year?am* 1? number* centa. A now volumo will commence on the lat of Januaiy, and all newaubscribera by miil, payirg fir a year, will hare a copy ol the " Myateries of Pari*," gratia. Suhkcriptiona rnceivad to Black wood'* Magazine, the cheapi-at mouthly in the woi Id, $2 a year, else to the Serial Supplement, price $1 a year. Addre**, po<t paid, or Irue, J. WINCHESTER, SO Ann atreet THIS DAY. AT TWELVE O'CLOCK, NOON, win be ready ?t N* 30 Aun atreet, number aix of the unmatulated tdition ol THE MYSTERIES OF PARIS. H-nr the testimony?The following i* from the New York Daily 'I'rir une ed tid by Hon&e Oreeley, E*q ,aad ia n opinion woith having :? ? iV? have been nonit- what in'ereated by the war of the publisher* with rt g ird ?o it, an 1, having heard Voth aide*, ire smitfied thnt Wincho'er'a i? col unly the original American but incomparably the most fai(hful edition?in t-ct, theonly one that >.a? any J'r t claim tu bn conaidered in Kneli'b v?-r?ijn ol E 'gnnw Sum'* work. Whoever df.jin a to catch the apirit and intent of the ou'.hor ahemld r>-ad thi?edition " Price centa each, or $1 for the whole work. To bo ompleted In ten nnm'ier*. Fi-raon? fubsrnbiug to the NfW Worid for one year, by, will receive ? graua copy ol the Mya:eiit* ol Pafi* I. INCHESTER, SO Ann at. Allthe new and popular work' fora-iio at the above office. Bookselleraaod agenta will be dealt with on liberal term*. 0& A DIALOGUE.?' Hollo! Charlaa, my boy, why, you look like a caivamsed oorpae ; what ou earth'* the matter with you 7" "Ah' Tom, ii'? no joke; I've got tfai* awful irflaeaza ?a diacharge from my ?o*e, eye* end mouth, rqeal to the volume ol three Croton hy drama, and a p*in in my right tide thattrouhlea me moie than all the real.' "Paha! man. never *ay die. Do youw?ntt* be well in 48 houra, eh 7" " Ye?, Tom, I'd give $100 to be aure of being well ia a ortnlght " -- ivrii.1 niirirn, I snouia m-lii' AO out of you ill <ver* to take yon at ) our word in the flrtt place, buy <? br>* of Prter's Cough Lozenges. price -J6 cent*; thai will <ive y? ur cough and cold a quictui " " Bnt my siue, Tom, my aide ! My liver's in a dreadful *tate." " Lay out 3> cents more, Charley, for a ho* of Patera' Vegetable Pilli, nnd iithey don't put your Hear to righta in twenty.four hours,I'll glveyou Waveto baryme alive" K.nt Charles hastily, in the direction of UA Pulton at. N. B. Thi? was two dsja ago; the aick man ia now well. # fc?- PROFR8SOK jVtLfk.UPECIFIC PILLS, | Cor the pel manent cure of Ouuorrh?t OI>et, Kluor altiaa, triil all mocopuiulent discharges from the urethra. Theae pills are warranted to be a vale, radical, and speedy remedy for the above complaint*. They are. to he had gaouine only at the office and consulting rooms of the college of Medicine and Pharmacy, 97 Nassau atreet, W A. RICH * RD80N, Agent. (K7- METALLIC 'i'ABLIC T ? This la the Boat perfect article for the pnrpoae designed ever,invented, having the wonderful power ol producing the keenest and smoothest possible edge of the razor, in a tenth part of the time that isrrqaired on a hone,at the same tiovu doing away with the unplt aaant uae of oil and waWr. It is the same size aa an ordinary strop, and as simple <n its ua?.? With one of thvra the means is ever at hand jf keeping razors in perfect ord-r The first cutlers ol England and Krance have thrm In cona'ant use, and recommend tnetn. Thecelet rated M. Milliken. cutler to th? royal navy, *il Strand, alter u#lng on*-five years, sent a certiflcsto of its superiority to the inventor, where it can be acen, wi'h many otheis trom the inoat rcienttflc g-ntl?-rDen ef ihla iimiBlf n BAlTxint'iij Inre'itor ^pd manufacturer of the Metallic Tablet. 183 Broadway 0(7-WORMS, WORMS, WORMS.?They kill chllIren by hundred*, when the cau?e l? nevnr luapected, the aiilferera nerer dreaming that thc?a p??t? an* doing *lt 'h'- minchlef. When ihe nraa'h I* iff-iiftve, ami there much picking of the noae. grinding lha taath doting leep, pilenea* about the lips, with fliuhud cheek*, fcc., the?a are ?ymi>t<m? whidh indicate the pretence of iirmi. Sht'imin'* Worm Lox-uge* aru a pperiflo ? 'h<-y destroy them whan ull other mean* f<il Children will taka them e?*y, and cry (or more. Tltry have hean u?ed in over 40t',(/i)0 Cafet, and alway* with peilact kticcaat. Dr. Sherman'! warehouse ii 108 N???au (treat. Agent* 110 Broadway; 10 Aitor llnu*e ; m llud'on utraet j IBS B.iwery; 77 E??t Broadway; Pfl Wi.liam itreet, and B Ledger Building*, Philadelphia. OCT- THE CELEBRA I ED TOnIC HIXTURE, pre. pared by the Oolltgn of Medicine and I'harmaav o( tb* City oi New York, in confidently recommended by the RV'diral faculty, a* eminently adap*?d for the removal af debility produced by iceret Indulgence, impotency, barrenne**, (onleM depending on malformation ) and all O'lmplwlnti orliing from a d> pre?*ed utatn of tho constitution. Sold In aingle bottled, 111 i #' h ; in caae* contutaintr b ill adoten', $6 ) carefully packed ami tent to ..11 par.a of the Union. W 8 RIC1<ARD<<ON, Office and Conaultlnir Room* of the Colleae.97 Naaaan at. Q&- CONSTITUTIONAL DEBILIT7 CURED ? The Tonic Mixture, irrpare I hv the College of Medl. cine and Pharmacy of the city of Ne<v York i* now confidently recnmmcndfd mid prrscribed by the Unit medical practitioner* of the city, for nllca<e* of debility produced either by aecrit indulgence or u*ce*? of any kind datrl. mental to the constitution. It it un invaluable remedy >or impotence, kterilitv,orbaTrenneaa (nnlem depending on maiforaaation), and will be lotind highly beneflcial in all complaint*arising from a debilitated ?tate of the eon atltutlon. Hold in 'inglebo tie* $1 each) In ca?e* of half a dozen ft, carefully packet and lent to all part* of the Union. Otflce and conaullisg room* of the College 97 Nauau trtet. W n. RICHARDSON, Agfnt. OCf- RIOORD'S PARHIAN ALTERATIVE MI*. rtJHE, lor tha radl-nl cnre of primary or *econdary lyphili*. Tlii* powerful alterative h ginrant ed to re. no*? every trace of vent-real poliuin from the ?y*trm, by tie. igthening the constitution and purifying ihe blood, ill i?-r?on? *u<p?cting a veneranlt*int ri'iitiiiiiing in their ystem, *hould ti*e thi* mixture without demy. Sold in single bottle*, *1 each ; in caae* containing half n doien ?A, e^rcfally packed, and ?ent to all part* of tha Union W K. PICHARflflON, Agant, Offloa and Conanltii.g Room* of thi> Collage of Mndiolua and Pharmacy, 07 N.waau ttto. t

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