Newspaper of The New York Herald, 28 Mart 1844, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated 28 Mart 1844 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD, New York, TUurwlky, March *N. 1M14. Tito Municipal Uleetlon?The Spring Ki cltement Kiting. The inovementa of the various parties in thii city, now numbering three distinct organizations, previous to the election next Tuesday week, are beginning to excite a greut deal ot attention, and u great deal of interest amongst the citizens generally. This interest and excitement are increased from ihe fact thut the result ol this election will decide some ot the most momentous and im|?ortant questions of municipal reform ?questions to which the (<opu!ar voice has been calling attention for nearly twenty years, without the slightest effect upon either of the old parties. In fact, the interest in these local questions, affecting the character, the reputution, the cleanliness and the financial condiiion of the city of New York, entirely exceeds any feeling that we have seen for years, and throwsthe Presidentialquestioo, for the time at least, altogether in the background So great is the interest felt, and so intense the excitement prevailing, that the three parties?the two old uarties and the new or reform utrtv?have all called meetiogd, which will be held at various places to-day and this evening, ail rallying their forces and all endeavoring to collect as many adherents as possible. The first meeting which takes place to-day is a grand, multitudinous, mass meeting of the "American Republicans," or " New York City reform party," at the Merchants* Exchange in Wall streetThis will be the second great mass meeting which they have held since the commencement of the spring movements. The first was, as our readers recollect, held at Washington Hall,-and in consequence of the immense mass of people Hocking to it, a portion were obliged to adjourn to the Park, in order to find room for the thousands and thousands who congregated at the cry of reform. Today in Wall street at two o'clock, or shortly after, we expect to see another mighty mass meeting? such a mass of human beings as never have congregated together in Wall street since it wasknown by that name Indeed the rise and growth of this new party?this new city reform party&notwithstanding some errors in point of taste and feeling in some of the leaders, have astonished not only all the sober, honest, intelligent, thinking citizens, but have carried terror into the very hearts of the old. corrupt, rotten factions. We have made arrangements to send our whole corps of reporters to this meeting, and will to-morrow present to our readers such a report of all the proceedings as no other paper in the city can give. The next meeting will be that of the " young whigs," who are called together by the committee at National Ilall. This is a forlorn hope, and forlorn party, at this time at any rate. If the " young whigs" had any old sense about them, they would perceive the propriety of postponing all distinct party action until their great man, Mr. Clay, comes into the field next fall. The people now, of all parties, are not moving for the election of a President?they want city reform?they want a good police?they want clean streets?they want reduction of taxes?and all such reforms. We would advise this party, therefore, to make as little noise as possible, and keep quiet and cool during the present contest. The third party also comes into the field tonight, to wit, the great locofoco party, who have been for many years past ridden by a worse spirit ?a more remorseless and cruel being?than the old " Man of the Mountain," who rode poor Sinbad | the Sailor to death. They have been under the whip and spur of a set of men who are well known under the name of the firm of " Slamm, Bang & Co," and who have been battening on the plunder oi the public treasury in various shape* and farms for years past, disregarding with the most insulting contempt the voice ol the people in fuvor of reform, treating with insolent neglect all efforts on the part of good citizen* to obtain just and efficient government, and only at the eleventh hour coming forward with a brazen-faced impudence quite unparalleled, even in their own past history, and claiming to be in favor of reform! Howl Why, because they propose to alter th? city charter! This is their beautiful project for gulling the people, and retaining, for some years longer, the jarwer to cheat and plunder ; but the people won't be gulled. The great mass of the locofoco party?the honest, intelligent, independent classes?probably, twothirds of the party?are in favor of reform, nnd will not be put oft any longer. Their eyes have been effectually opened. They will unite with the new reform party, in spite of the " talking to Buncombe," and splendid promises, and old hackneyed appeals about Van Buren and human rights at Tammany lla.ll to-night. These are the movements?the very important movements which take place to-day; and, as we will have our full corps of reporters present at all of the meetings, we shall be able to present to-nior row morning a lull and accurate account oi tiie present position, prospects, doctrines and intentions ol the three parties now preparing to enter the field of contest on next Tuesday week. A Peep into the Fifteenth Ward last even ino.?We sent one of our corps ol reporters to collect intelligence of the movements of the various parties in the Fifteenth Ward. He found the " Reformers," or American Republicans,as busy as bees on a fine summer morning. At the iStuyvcaant Institute they had a great and most enthusiastic meeting. The large lecture room was crowded and many persons thronged the hall and entrance. Mr Savage was the principal speaker, and an excelleni speech he made. He exposed in a very happy an i enrrgeiic manner the corruptions of both the whis and locofoco Common Council men?described their glowing abundant promises and their repeated and systematic violation of every pledge?and pointed out unsparingly the flagitious plunder of the city treasury by Aldermen and Assistant Aldermen who obtained all sorts of contracts. He concluded by forcibly urging on his numerous hearers the neces sitv of vigorous, united exertions at the polls on Tuesday week next. His speech created great en thusiasm, and our reporter left just as Mr. Wood ruff was called on to address the meeting. On the other side of Rroadway our reportei found what was called the Whig Ward Meeting, in Constitution Hall. Phil. Hone occupied th> chair, and, inclusive of him, the door-keeper and the reDorter.there were thirty-eight person* nrewnt Mr. Henry E. Davies was addressing this handfu of people, and his speech ran somewhat in tin strain?" Clay?Clay?Harry of the West?Con necticut?songs?Waterbury? whig music?bette than Ole Bull?Clay?Clay?Clay?Clay." Ther was little enthusaism, and if that meeting was an thing like an accurate indication ot the real cond Hon of affairs in the wurd, there is certainly sonn thing very " rotten in the state of Denmark," i far as the whig success is concerned. Of the locofocos no tidings could be obtainei There were two or three small meetings in sum groggeries?but the speeches wouldn't very we bear reporting. And thus stood matters last nigl in the Fifteenth Ward. How will they be at niic night on Tuesday week next! Can you make rough guess from the results of last night's recoi noitre 1 _ OonwECTictrr ELtcrtoN.?A great deal of interei is felt in the result of this election. On Mondai as we stated, we aent down some reporters to tri verse the State for the purpose of collecting info mation previous to the election, and then the hn, returns, and transmit them to this office with tl greatest rapidity. The first report is in th duy's paper. It is likely, from the arrang ments made, that we will lie able to present tl results on Tuesday morning next. To Dancr, or tor to Danck T?Mr. Orsha lectures on dancing at the Opera House this ev rung. It will be rather an amiuingjaff'air Great Indignation Meeting of the Irlsk Re pa ale re Held laet evening at WaslUngtos = flail?Burning the Juror* In A tremendous rally of the Irish Repealers tool place last evening, at Washington Ilall, to expres the indignation of American Citizens at the resul , | of the verdict on the late trials in Ireland. Tin j hall was tastefully decorated with flags and ban i ners, on which were represented the Irish llari j encircled with a wreath ot Shamrocks, surmount I ed by the American Eagle, with the words " Uni ted Irish Kepe.il Association" inscribed thereon Immediately opposite the platform was suspendec another banner, of white silk with u green edge, on which was inscribed "Justice to Ireland," and at either side of the platform were suspended twe other silk flags on which were inscribed " 179S" and " 177li." Several prominent friends of the cause were flocked together on the platform ; and the gallery was tilled with ladies. The meeting was called to order by the Secretary, Bartholomew O'Connor, Esq., who moved? The Rkv. Ma. Gilks to the chair. On taking the Chair, the Rev. gentleman said he felt pe culiar suti-taction at being called u|>on to preside ovei such an influential meetinu in connexion with the cause of Ireland Ireland was the land of their father* and then mother*, and they were bound to it by the warmest tie* ol affection and of love. He participatad with heurt and soul in the proceedings of the Repealers of New York, and should he happy to accept the high honor conferred upon him. (I'he Ilev. gentleman concluded his remarks amid tremendous cheering.) The Secretary read the minutes of the proceedings ol the Association hud at their last meeting, which were approved. Honorable Jon* M'Kkon being loudly called for, came forward and addressed the meeting He said, that before any of the local members of Association came forward to address the meeting, he thought it due in courtesy to the gentlemen who luvored the meeting with their presence, irom the other States, to give them precedence in addressing the meeting. Walter Walsh, his I'tiend from Boston, long known to the Repealers of America as one of the most ardent and zealous friends of Ireland, would occupy their attention. (Tremendous cheering, which lasted fur a considerable time) Mr. Walsh was well known to them as the editor of the Boston Pilot, (loud cheering), a paper which had done much and valuable service in the cause of Irish liberty, (great cheering) Wai.tkr Walsh, Esq hero came lorward, and was received with tremendous cheering and applause He commenced his remarks by passing a high eulogium on tha Boston repealers and their services inthecause ol Ireland He next glanced at the past history of the Irish repeal agitation, and to a cursory view of the triumphant progress of the Irish "monster meetings *' He next adverted to the Stute trials in Ireland, and commented with witheiing sarcasm 011 the verdict of the packed jury who perjured themselves >0 find O'Conuell and his compatriots guilty. The verdict was the base and diabolical result ol premeditated design by a base and packed jury, from which all the Catholics and liberal miuded Protestants were excluded [At this part of Mr. Walsh's address a large banner was brought into the room, on which was inscribed "Jurors maybe traitors, hut the people will be true ! Repeal forever, and no surrender " The cheering at the introduction of this Hag was immense and prolonged J Mr. Walsh continued to review the history of the American revolution, and alter payings high tribute to the leading actors in that glorious part of the his tory of America, passed a glowing eulogy on O'Conuell, and concluded his remarks by cautioning the British Ministry not to touch a single hair upon the head of that mighty man?that mighty Intellect? that eloquent old man who held the destiny of empires in his hand. He dared them to touch O'Connell, and whilst Repeal was kept from Ireland there should be no peace.? (Loud and reitterated cheering) The American Repealers would speak out boldly on this issue, anil America would never withhold her sympathies?aye, or her assis tance in any shape?unless Ireland received her full measure of justice from England, by unconditional Repeal, and nothing but Repeal ?(The cheering was immense after Mr. Walsh concluded) The Hon. Johx McKeo* here came forward amid much cheering. He commenced his remarks by giving a notice to the Irish journals published in that country to desist from iuture commentary on the spirited action of the Repealers of America on the subject of Repeal, or on the tone of the American Press, in its advocacy and publication of the speeches delivered at the Repeal meetings. The Amer ican Repealers and the American Press spoke and acted for America, and would continue to act ami to speak until Repeal was granted, and they acted upon their own responsibility.?(Tremendous cheering.) He next pronoun ced a withering phillipic upon the jury who convicted O'Connell and his fellow Repealers; alter.which he proposed a series of (resolutions condemnatory ol the finding of the jury who convicted O'Connell, and concluded. Mr. ilsRvev Lcxc.ton then came forward and offered the following resolution, which was oarried by acclamation and thundering applause. Resolved?Thut on the first of May next, being the day on which the Irish usually light bonfires in Ireland, thai he Repealers of America mini tu etfiiry tlio IS jurors who found the verdict against O'Connell. A Voice?And the judge too?(Cheering) A Urge amount of subscriptions were uere handled in amid tremendous cheering, and the reports of the different Wardens were received, and the routine business ol the Association In relation to the receipt or subscriptions was disposed of after which HrnryH Byrwk, Esq. was (loudly called for and came forward amid deafening cheers. In his opening remark* he pronounced a powerful and withering attack upon the Irish jury who convicted O'Connell. The verdict wai an insult to Ireland?an insult to America- an insult ti the nations oi the earth, that must be wiped away. Tht means they have adopted to put down the agitation wai another disgrace to the Knglisli government. It was t violation of the freedom of opinion guaranteed hv tht magna rharta, and the day will come when they will tins even handed justice take place as the result of thest wretched trials Mr. Walsh, of Boston, had so ably re viewed the history, state and prospects of the Repeal movement in America, that it was almoit unnecessary fm him to say any thing further on that topic. The base means resorted to by the English Government to put down the agitation in Ireland, particularly at Clontarf?the means adopted by O'Connell to assert the liberties of the Irish people had been thwarted by the base Tory Govern ment?but Ireland would triumph, for "On our tide it virtue and Krin. "On their'i it the Saxon and guilt" | Loun anil vocilerous cheering.] Mr Byrne hero reviewed the course of the British Min i?try in relation to the trials, and wound up his addre<? by pronouncing a high eulogy on O'Connell an 1 Ireland, for? "Tho' destiny should sweep her lovely plains, Rise fellow men, your country yet remains; By that dread name we wave a sword on high, And swear by hpr to live, by her to die." Several persons handed in their subscription as " ver diet money," some us " rope money, to hang the jurors,' others as " soap money, to soap the ropes " A resolutloi was offered at the conclusion of the meeting propo?in| that the Judge who charged the jury contrary to the law and the facts of the case, and directed them to return t verdict of " guilty," be included in the hanging and burn ing in elfigy which is fixed for the first of May next. I was carried by acclamation. At the conclusion of th? meeting the t Secretary announced that very nigh *701 had been collected, but it was utterly impossible for him to read the list of names of subscribers on that night. Oi motion, the meeting separated, giving "nine cheers foi O'Connell" and " nine groans for the verdict." Captain Tyi.er'm Birth Day.?The committer who superintend the affair in honor of the birth day of Captain Tyler, which takes place to-morrow I evening, have sent u9 several tickets. We returi them our thanks for this civility?a degree of ci I vility going even beyond that of most ot tltP othe parties. We have also, in return, the gratifying in telligence to communicate that, unlike many of tli principal office holders here, we will not be sic "by particular desire" on that evening?at lent we will have our representatives there, and endea vor to give a full and accurate account of all tli t line sayings and doings and patriotic toasts, an splendid speeches, on Saturday morning, in orde to cneer ihi* nenn ?i me vjaptatn, at wasningior preparatory to his making a desperate push for th Presidency next fall. Appropo*.?Why do not the friends of .Toe Smttl | the Prophet, also a candidate for the Pr-sidencj I get up a dinner in honor of his birth-day 1 And, why do not the friends of Jas. (i. Himej I the black candidate, do the same 1 Maoame llEii.nEno's Concert takes place i ( Washington Hall this evening. This new cand late liir public favor certainly brings forward tnu< v id excite the mns' favorable anticipations, a ad i j secure for Iter Hebut a crowded auditory. Madair llellberg hag studied with great diligence and sit cess under some of tile greatest masters, and nati rally possesses a voice of remarkable power an j sweetness. The first piece in the programn II "Com'e Hello," will exhibit her soprano; the ne? II her contralto, and the third, the celebrated Rondi )t written for Malibran by I ie Heriot, " Nel dolcc li canto" combining both contralto and soprano, wi afford the best possible opportunity of estimatir ^ the capabilities of her voice. The fair ddbntan is young and beautiful, which cannot operate again her success at all events, and she has, rs if to rci der inattention to her concert altogether titexcusi ' ble, procured the aid of some of the greatest artia l" at present irt the city?De Begnts, Wallace, at r" Barton Wallace will play for the first time tl "Carnival .ifVenice"?an attraction of itself mo "" dtan sufficient to druw a full house. Mr. B.irt lf vill introduce two most attractive solos on t lute, and f> Begnis sings " J'ai de I'Argent" us i le ranged by hiinself. But we nred not say more. m Take Notk k.?Two hundred dollars reward e. offered for the recovery of the lost Kentucky bont See advertisement gggg^ggg ? IL. y Ureal Meeting mt the Mechanics. * A lutge and rrsixtctablc meeting of the mechanics and tradesmen of the city of New York, was t held last evening at Montgomery Hall,Prince-st.? s The meeting was convened by public notice, to re' ceive and approve of a draft memorial (prepared by a'couimittee appointed at a former meeting) to be presented to the Senate, praying the passage of the hill lately passed through the other branch of the i? legislature. There were several distinguished persons present, amongst whom we noticed the Hun. Judge Smith, of ihc Marine Court, the Hon. Elbridge J. (Jerry, ex-member of the legislature. I The meeting was called to order hy Mr. James C. Monaghari. Mr. Baldwin was appointed chair! DIU, and Mr. P. L) Kensella, Secretary ' The Chairman explained the object ot the meeting, i which was to memorialise the Senate in favor of the State i Prison UilL It hau undergone much opposition, not only on the part of those opposed to it on principle, but by those win consider! d themselves injured hy the alteration. The worst of the arduous struggle was past. The hill was designed to procure the establishment of a State Prison in the northern district of the State, in order to employ the State prisoners in the manufacture of iron, which in now imported from other countries He wished to say something, also, in relation to the injury indicted on mechanics by the competition of State Prison labor at present Tbere was no doubt but it was injurious to them A calculation hod been made that in Buffalo alone the loss to the cabinet makers fiom this cause was $111,000. Assuming this calculation to be correct, which he had no 1 doubt of, it would give for the city of New Yoika lots to tlie same class of $160 OOO When it was recollected that I this was hut one branch of the mechanics, and that in every other the proportion would be nearly the same, I they could lorm some idea of the loss to their body hy the 1 competition Many, however, were ignorant of the in I jury (lone to them, lor not being lavotably situated to outuin information^liey took no part in the removal of these most flagrant and uujiut abuses, which were occurring under a Tree government. (Cheers ) Although the lull should pass the Senate it in.ght not give them the full relief they had a light to demand. Should the State officers fail in their duty to defend tho mechanics, one thing was certain, so long as the present law stands, there was no prospect of relief. He was for sending the convicts to dilferent corners and localities of the State, that the cantractors may he deprived of the means of robbing us as they have hitherto done. It had been too often promised to he relied upon; the intention of the legislature to so employ the convicts as not to injure the mechanics. has been repeated ton often to be relied on It should he borne in mind also that the Stale, instead of benefiting by that system, was running into debt, and that, for the sake of sa isfying a set of rapacious and greedy contractors. Another >hing would be seen by the teport, clearly proving that the prisoners are, and will be, a burthen to the State. The deficiency of the State prison revenue was this year $61,000 lie then read an extract from the speech of Mr. Suydam, in the Mouse of Assembly; on the State Ptison Bill, to show that the finances of the State Prison were sinking with accumulated velocity; that that did not arise from mismanagement; hut from the nature of the present law ;that the grievances of the mechanics were great, and the present mode of redress reasonable and adequate The Chairman then continued to say, that another thing was, that crime was increasing beyond the proportion ol the population It was proposed to establish a State prison in the locality of the iron mines, to manufacture that article, for which enormous sums were now paid to foreign countries. This could not interfere with mechanical labor, while we had the means of making an article fully equal to the Kussian or Swedish at home, and these qualities were generally considered the best of that article That scheme was not a visionary plan, lie then read an extract from Mr. Cochrane's speech on the debate in support of the hill, and the great saving that would accrue to the State in a short time, even after going to tin expense of building another prison. He hoped the reasons there submitted would be sufficient to satisfy even their enemies that the prpject was one of wisdom, even as regards State policy. He was, for his part, prepared to defend it on principles of political economy. Had it be come the law last winter, it would have saved the State some thousands of dollars, instead of sinking, as at present, some $60 000 yearly He hoped, therefore, that every gentleman there would sign the petition before leaving, tlifct it might be in due time forwarded to Albany, in support of the bill. (Applause ) Mr. Patrick A. Moffatt followed.?He said that as the meeting had been informed that Mr. Suydam ami othei gentlemen would attend, he would rend a letter of apology from him for his absence. [Mr. Moffatt then read the letter, apprizing the meeting of the necessity he was undn to go to Albany to be present at the discussion of the bill and regretting he had not the pleasure of meeting them on that occasion.] ? (Cheers ) Mr. M. then continued to say that he was sure that letter was satisfactory, and that they would accept it l'rum Mr. Suydam, who, like a tnn and faithlul servant, was at his post. He lost no time by being there to contribute to the passage of that bill, which was the most im|>ortant to mechanics that overpassed the Senate. He (Mr M ) believed that the history of reform in every country showed that moments arose of more serious importance than the rest?moments for action on the part of those interested in those reforms. He thought tha* to-night wi< such an era. as regarded the interests ol mechanics of this great State ? (Great cheering ) lie could not tie induced to think that it was want ol feeling on the part of the mechanics of this city that prevented this room being thronged to night V-? ho onllld not help ooj'ing Ahiu wos the TOCk UpOtl which tliey were wrecked ? "thoy attended to the minot interests and neglected the greater." (Loud cheers) What, he asked, were they thus assembled for 1 "It ??for prompt action ; to speak in a voice that would be | heard and understood in Albany" They had assembled to seek what 1 To seek what was their right; and it was grievious when a man mint submit to what is wrong in, :.ho,l th.l hill to 1.0000,0 11,., lo.., A n.t utho diH they think that bill of so much importance ? Oh, if they ' were in Albany to see for themselves those" contractor! > who gorged and enriched themselves at the expense ol > the Median a? with all their energir* at work, and using t every particle they possessed of ingenuity?giving din i tiers and suppers?aye, and something else?lor what 1 i Why to bailie the passing of this Bill?or at all events to * accomplish their victory by getting it to sleep in theSe. I natu. These were the men who fed on the honest Mechanic?who got their dollars in thousands without ever toil ing or sweating for one penny of it. They know 1 'hat, as the axe laid to the root laid the tree on the earth?so your exertions would overthrow their attempts to frustrate this hill becoming law. What were the merits of this bill ? It demands a orison establishment on better principles than the present lie did maintain that instead of being u detriment to tin State, it would lie absolutely a benefit, and disappoint tin 'ontractors. If uny should get the benefit of convict labor it was the State and that alone. (Loud cheers.) What they sought was justice; and that should pro ect the in'ercst of the mechanic as well as ever) ther. Ilut according to the report of those aplointed for that purpose by the Legislature, it was even oistice to the State. On a former occasion a bill wabrought forward on the matter, but it never passed tin Senate. The present bill had the sanction of men of bu 'iness?men high in tha city ol Boston?and they know 'hat the eastern men are not visionary?do not move without some ground to go upon. It was easy forsometn nuke assertions against It, but he could answer all the on lections. The gentleman continued at some length in " support of the bill and was applauded by the audience. ) when the report was read and received. [ The following memorial was then prepared and read r to be sent to the Senate of the State, in favor of th? i bill :? To the Honorable the Senate of the St ite of Kew York. I The undersigned Mechanics, of the city of New York ind vicinity, respectfully pray your Honorable Body ti t consider lavorably the Bill providing lor the building ol i t new Prison, in the northern section of the State, i The principle upon which the Bill is founded, was subr jected to a strict and thorough examination by the t'.om nissioner, selected by the State officers in 184J. who had received authority to inuke such up|>ointment lrom your Honorable Body. The Bill now la-fore you was based upon the Report of this Commissioner, was considered in committee, reported to the Home of Assembly, and approved of and passed by that Honorable Body in ih43 i The same has agnin been reported to the House by the regular committee, an?l again undergone a more rigid anil "crutinous discussion than has been imposed upon any Act r of our Legislature for some years past, when it has again i_ been approved and passed upon, by that Honorable Body and is now awaiting your favorable action ' The undersigned mechanics would further respectfully k state, that we are earnest and anxious, for the passage ol this bill, miller the* full belief* Riid assurance, that it will " eventually divert the labor of our state convicts, from all i- interference with the Ian <r ol any and all onr citizens, i' being our sincere conviction that the lat>or of the convict* ni'ler the new law will interfere only wit'., good* import ll nd, ami snoh imported Roods consisting mostly of the hcs' r iron from llussia atid Sweden, made by theconvicta chiefly of those eon ntries. I- The undersigned mechanic* would, therefore, respocte fully state to v onr honorable body, that they are prepared to prove satisfactorily by experienced manufacturer* n< steel, that by the application of convict labor, the now 1, useless oro Iving in our State, may be converted into iron so highly refined ns to enable the manufactures to convert *? the same into steel, nnd thereby take the place of the iror imported from other countries, at an expense of npwardt of Ifitl dollars per tan ; therefore with ditlidence ' ind aware of our liability to be biassed by our own self interest we lay before your honorable body, these out views upon this subject, but we submit to your wisdon he derision of this question as one of State policy, with M out reference to the justice upon w hich we found thi l_ claims for our special interest as one class of its citizen* \Tr. Pki s said he rose for the purpose of auswerint ' some ohje-tions that were made by som- of their fellow i, mechanics to their proceedings ft is mid by some of ow brother mechanics that we want to throw the bnrdci ''' 'rom onr own shoulders to those of the lalioring classes ind on some of onr fellow mechsnic* ; but if any of tho?> persons would have taken the trouble to read some of tin -peeches that wer" made in I he Assembly during the pas (1 -age of rtio hill, they would find that their objection* we-i |(1 groundless The speaker went 011 to show that convict In hor could never p.lrar the expense* of the prisons,and tha tl 'hat result was proved in many of the States througbou f, the Union, partjcnlarly in the State of Connecticut I ' now became the Imperative duty of this meeting to tak 1- such action on this matter a* will compel the Senate ti i|| pass the bill Mr. Peck concluded by moving a resolu tion instructing the Chairman and Secretary to proceei 'K o Albany and have the memeridl and resolutions laid be It lore the Semite Mr. Kinsella, the Secretary, declined ti go, and the resolution was then amended by substitntini sl Mr. (Ireen, the proprietor ol Montgomery Hall, in placi 1- ofMr Kinsella, to accompany the Chairman. Mr. Join* Dotm.sss next oflered two resolutions, on *" urging on the Lcgislst'ire the passage of the lien law fn ta 'he protection of the mechanics ol the city of New York id and the o'her a vote ofthsnks to the member* of the A' semhly lor the prompt manner they bad twice responds 'o the wishes of the workingmen of thi* city, whlc re were unnnimaualy csrried. Mr MorriT next moved a vote of thanks to the men "n b,.r< (||P assembly for the energv end talents they dp lie 'laved in urging the hill through the House of Assembly which w is carried. Mr. I < \fna\oMss next moved thai the marked'hsnk of the m 'cting be given to the Kditor of the Herald, hii also lo his leporter, for remaining after the other repo ters had IcP, to give a correct report of the proceedings la The motion was seconded by Mr. Oar.rn, nnd passe Id with acclamation I'he meeting after some routine businc"*, then adjoun |?1 , ... LJ ' - I I. .. .

[ BY KXTRAOKDIVAKY EXPRBRH. THE OOWNEOTIOUT ELEOTION. FIRST BULLETIN FROM OUR REPORTERS. Intense Excitement throughout the Htute? Strange Developments. Bridqport, Conn., > Wednesday, March 27. > James Gordon Brnnett, Esq. :? Dear Sir :? We arrived here this morning and took different directions to the various prominent parts of the State. The political contest is already of the most exciting character und is rising like the steatn ol a locomotive to its topmost height. Your readers are aware that the contest is for the election of a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary, Treasurer, and Comptroller?also State representatives for the Legislature, and that it requires a majority vote to ensure the success of any candidate.? Chauncey F. Cleveland, the democratic candidate, has been re-elected twice by the Legislature, not having received a majority vote, and is now before the people for a third choice. Roger S. Baldwin is the whig candidate, and Silleth the nominee of the abolition party, all being the same candidates that were in the field last year, at which time the following vote was polled :? Counliet. Baldwin. Cleveland. Silleth { Whig.) ( Dem ) (Jlbolition ) Kaii field. 4.HG 4.037 ... 124 " ?''--.I 4 IM* .. 4 ... Lichfield J,800 4.800 ... 291 Midd'e 2.107 ... 2 294 ... 183 New H"V<sd, 4.489 ... 4 307 ... 2<!C New London, 2,832 3 343 ... 235 ." 1 832 ... 99 WirdHam, 1,698 2,284 912 Total, 25,591 27 416 !,832 Not since the Harrison campaign of 1840 has there been any tiling like the furor ol excitement hat exists in this State "at the present period, and I should not be surprised to see 67,000 votes polled on Monday next. There are no questions of State policy before the people, and no movement has been made by Governor Cleveland to affect his position except a recommendation to repeal the law imposing what is culled "the poll tax," which is levied on every person in the State entitled to receive a vote unless he performs military duty. In addition to this, a tax is also levied on all personal property, as well as real estate. The farmers generally object to the repeal of the poll tax, as the consequence would be the imposition of additional tax on real astute to support the administration of government. Cn the other hand the repeal is supported quite ardently by mechanics und single men in the populous towns. Tltie question will therefore be about balanced. Some little feeling has been attempted against Cleveland on account of his shelter to Dorr, of Rhode Island, but it will not amount to much. The contest may b* fairly considered as turning entirely upon national policy, a9 the battle cry lor the whgis is " Baldwin and Clay"?for the democrats, "Cleveland and Democracy;" and the abolitionists, " Silleth and abolition." The whig party avow t hemselves as open udvocates of the "protective system," while the democrats generally fight shy, but are busy circulating " Woodbury's speeches," and " Plebeian tracts," which are as anti-tariff as free trade can make them. The interest of manufacturers is loudly appealed to, to sustain the whig ticket; and its effect is already felt in many changes among those who voted for the democratic candidates at the last election. The result of the election for State Representatives is made important front two facts?first, that one, and perhaps two, United States Senators nre to be chosen, and, in case a Governor is not choieu by the people, that important duty also devolves upon them. The principle of State representation i> nni f-ulr-nlntf.fl to adduce the actual state of" feel ing of parties, an, for instance, the town of New Haven, with a population of over 12,000, has hut two representatives in Assembly, while, under tin apportionment, other towns with not one fourth the population, arc entitled to the same number. Each town is entitled to one representative, hut none more than two. Thus it will be seen that, whatever the renull nmj ?w v- ?U. a., op.ly test of the actual political complexion of the State will be from the vote for Governor. The question of the annexation of Texas ha, also been brought into the canvass. The whifp ivow open opposition to the measure, the object of which is to endeavor to draw oil' the Abolition vote, so as to secure a majority in the Legislatun to elect a United States Senator. In fact, s<> lar has this movement extended, that I have been informed this morning that a secret understanding is supposed to exist, or at lev?t a profler has bee.n made by the prominent wir? millers of the whig party to the abolitionists to select a man for United States Senator who will openly avow hostility to annexation of Texas, il they will "slack up" their efforts and show tin wings a chance for success. Should such be th result, the whigs will carry the State by a smal majority. Hut, us Ritchie says, now* vcrront. Much f'-elimz is exhibited here among the prorni lent and active friends of Henry Clav, relative ti die course of the whig party in New York city Of 'he new question of "native Americanism If hits not heen indoctrinated in (Ins State yet, bu he recent withdrawal of nlj opposition of the vhig press of New York has induced many at a listanee to believe that the whig parly are about t< inite with the "natives" on some of the caridilates, or throw a part of their vote for Harper, foi Vlayor, in order to obtain possession of the citt mil then claim a share of the victory. The leading whigs here, as 1 before stated, are in much ilarm at this movement, as they say if ii -uich should prove to lie the result, it will certainl} ause the defeat of Clay, as the democratic presthroughout the Union will announce the fact as an lamgamation ot the two parties, and thus induce thousands and tens of thousands of the adopted citizens of the far West and genial South to go all lengths to defeat the candidate of any party thin oined against them in the prescriptive crusade. There appears to he much in this single question to induce tile whig party of New York city, in tin election for charter officers, to be careful what they do, and how they do it. I have looked in vain to find any remnant or trace of the Tyler party, hut find that the whigs have nominated Daniel 1\ Tyler as their candidate foi Secretary. I shall attend a large whig and also a democratic meeting to-nigfit, and give you full particulars of every movement to-morrow. In great haste. Yours, C. American Repuiilic an Concert.?A grand vocal and instrumental concert is to be given at theTivoli to-night for the hrnefit of the widow and orpliam of the late Joshua Dyett. The object is highly meritorious, nnd the " natives" do not, it is to be hoped, need exhortation to do their duty. The concert is at the same time an attractive one. Mails for Eimom.?The letter-bags of the steamship Caledonia for Halifax and Liverpool will close in this city next Saturday. Amusements. Chatham Theatre.?The new company here, which is all in all the very best in town, has, from 'he highest to the lowest members thereof, been received with unsparing approbation by crowded and fashionable itnliences. Mr. winans, the low comedian, is without ev reption, in our opinion, the best on the list of American ictors, (and no country rantioast of better) Not Oates or any other actor within our memory, could ever ap. proarh the jioint of excellence on which he stands. Mist lie) nolds is an arch little devil and by her hustling nain ?tyl? is aver "hound to please " Mr Connor, in his line stands at the bend of the front rank To-night the bill it 1 om nosed ol a new iliaina of The Robbers, The King * Hardener, Turning the Tables, with songs and dances by liss Wood, Mons Brooks, and others. Bowkky Amphitheatre ?The circtw performirices and eunestriun spectacles are creating a grett' ensation in the Bowery, and is are sore opposition to tin hratre in that neightiorhood.jfThi* evening Mrs Herring ' i long established favorite with the Bowery and Chatham i indlenci a, makes her lirst appeal at the Amphitheatre foi i a benefit. She gives, besides a splendid display of rinf r performances, the equestrian drama of Timour the Tartar > On Friday evening, the great (trlmaldiof the ring, ant the most original, funny, and obliging of all clowns, la t< I take his benefit. Seats may be secured at the box office. * American Mtjsetm.?The Manager would in t lorm the curiosity and amusement lovina, that thii week closes bis present engagement with the unrlvallei Ethiopian Minstrels. Those who havo not heard then delightful melodists will do welt to step in this week he r fore thev leave. He hu*|also engaged the celebrated Cof , and his dog Billy, who do the most surprising feats The* attraction*. with the Oipsey Queen, the new Wax Figure ,, uid the wild Irish Bey are sufficient to satisfy the mos I raving of the curious Come and see ! i Or/- "MISTAKF.S ARK OFTEN FATAL."?Man; i < tip pose a slight rough to he a trifle, and neglect it. I passes into consumption, and death follows Sherman' 'on gh I .orange* would have speedly remedied the evil .Vorms kill thousands and the cause is not suspected. Di d Sherman's Worm Lozenge* are a specific Trifle not i r vorms are suspected, resort at nnre to this celebrate VflTR desrfnyrr. l)r Sherman's WtfdMINS i? IN Naasat si street Agents?110 Broadway; 10 Astor House; 'J-J Hudson . I <n Bowery ; 77 f a*t Broadway ; ho Wllliar v street,.I (.edger Building* Philadelphia, and 6 State street Boston til1 P H .. L - .JL.l' The Painting* at Clinton Hall. This collection iu beyond all comparison the I choicest and inost valuable that ever adorned the walls of any exhibition-room in this country, and such as is rarely to be etjualled even in the galleries of Europe. The greatergnumbcr of the paintings are from the gallery founded by the illustrious Cardinal Bonvisi, of Lucca, whose munificent patronage of the fine arts will transmit his name to the latest times. There are ninety paintings in the collection, and of them there is not one which does nut merit, and will indeed command the delighted attention of every artist and amateur who enters the room. The exhibition of such an extensive, varied and genuine collection of the best works of the most distinguished masters who nourished in the best days of Italian art, must indeed form an epoch in the history of painting in this country, and should be hailed with pleasure by all who have the slightest interest in the progress of that divine art. We know that the public here have been so repeatedly imposed upon by the exhibition of the trashiest and most worthless daubs, that they arc justly suspicious of all paintings oflered to their notice. But we are well assured that despite of this prejudice this collection must, in a very few duys, be the rage in the city. Every one who once sees them will be anxious to see them again, and to bring as many ot his friends with him us he can. We intend bri?fly noticing the principal paintings, and with the view chiefly of calling attention to the merits and works of the great masters whose names ure thus so agreeably recalled to our recollection No 1. ASneas, Vencs and Achates.?Br Pietro Testa ?This is h moat admirable picture. The subject ia the interview of .Eneas with hia mother when, in company with the faithful Achates he explored the country niter the shipwreck on the shores of Tyre. Thequeen of love is represented in a hunting garb, and her Howing tresses and light robe are streaming in the breeze. There is an airiness and elasticity in this figure indescribatdy beautiful. The coloring is rigorous and effective?the grouping manifests a line invention?and the accessories are managed with great skill. Pietro Testa flourished at Luccu about the beginning of the 17th ceutury. As an engraver, he stood in tne highest rank, and his prints are held in great esteem. His style of etching was free and masterly. a nun:,* or Coral. ? By San Oiovanni?The subject in taken from the fourth Book of Ovid's Mctamorposes, where I'erseus took the head of the slain Medusa, and lain ita on some 1 branches which, having sucked the blood, were converted into coral. This picture discovers a degree of taste and judgment not always displayed in the works of this painter ? The drawing of the principal figure is perfect, aid the nymphs in the distance are painted with great spirit The tone of the picture is rich and glowing, and the light is managed with much effect This master, generally called Mann07.7.i, was horn in 1590, and was a scholar ol Matteo Koselli, whose correct and finished style, however, he did not by any means adopt The number of his works, although he died in his forty-eighth year, is almost incredible, and are to be met with in many of the churches in Florence, at Rome, and throughout Italy. 7, Abraham and Haiiab?By <Jiovam?i Montami.?A very valuable picture. The majestic figure of the patriarch is drawn with great boldness and accuracy, and the coloring is very effective. The countenance of the fan and gentle handmaid is beautifully painted, and displays with great power the contending emotions which agitated her at that trying moment. 9. F.i.orKMs.nt os- Helen?By Francasiiini.?One of the first pictures in the collection. The quiet harmony of the coloring?the grace and spirit of the figures?and the ge neral designings are perieci 1 in- expression ui me upturned rye of the lovely Helen, is she is led away, is inexpressibly melting and impassioned. This paintei studied under Giovanni San Giovanni, hut so excited hie .jealousy that he was dismissed. He was also a great fres co painter. Of his oil paintings, the present one and tin 4. Giovanni Evangelists, in the church of S. Chiara, at Volterra (his birth-place), are among the best. To-morrow we shall resume our notices of these admirable paintings. And in the meantime we 6u) to all?go and see them for yourselves. 00h HEAR A PATRIOT OF "76"? New York, March '23, 1844. Gents :? I consider it a dnty to make you acquainted with thi following facts I am about to detailHaving suffered foi a number ef years with an asthmatic, affection, attendei with a severe cough, and latterly attacked with palsy, have used your Compound Hoarhound Candy, and do sat without hesitation it is the best remedy extant for its pal liativu and curative powers in cases of that kind. I an now 81 years of age, have fought under our own glorioui " Washington," and in the evening of mv days, when th< sun has almost dawned its last brilliant ray on me, I,with out hesitation,pronounce your candy a blessing.to the hu man family. With my many wishes for S A. My El, M k&EE, No'JTfelghth' Avenue To Messrs. Prsse tfc Sons. 45 Division street. 0U- COMSTOCK'S SAR8APARILLA IS WARRANT id as strong, in as large bottles, and as good as any otlic irticle in the world that sells at one dollar,at the low pric if 50 cents per bottle, $4 per dozen. It has repeated!; 'tired scrofula of twenty and thirty y?an standing, alie ill other preparations ol Sarsaparilla has failed, which ful ly proves its efttcacy without looking at the wide difle rencu in price. We know many think this article, sold a to low h price, is not so good as those that sell at one do! lar iier bottle; but if people will let prejudioe run awir villi them we hope they will go and pay one hundred pe tent more for an article not so good as this is at 50 cent perhottle. At 31 Courtlondt street. (W- RfCORD'S PARISIAN ALTERATIVE M1JI ruRE?For the permanent cure of primary or secondar; Syphilis, and all nffections produced by an impsoper us uf mercury. This powerful alterative should be used h ill |iersons suspecting a venereal taint in their systei from lormer disease. It is warranted to remove all Impi ritias fmm hlnnd Snlrt in ainvlb hnttlfifl pnr.h i >as?B of half dozen, $6, carefullv packed, and sent to ai arts of the Union Ottice of the College of Medicin ind rharmacy, 9A Nassau street. W 8 RICHARDSON, Agent. N B ?A liberal discount to country practitioners an nedicine venders. (JCp- IF YOU ARK B ALD, OK BKCOMINO SO, U81 he genuine Oldridge's Balm of Columbia, and you will i a few days have as fine a head of hair as you ever had i lot better. At 31 Courtlandt street. >Also, Cologne Water and Bay ;Rum, quart bottles, pric >0 cents. THK INDIAN VEGETABLE ELIXIR AND LI niment, for the Rheumatism, is a certain and permaneu cure. We would advise all who are afflicted with thatdii ease to go at once to 31 Courtland street and get this r? mcdy, which is warranted to cure any case. (From the St. Louis Republican ] (&- "SIR A8TLEY COOPER'S CORN SALVE" I thu only thing that can be relisd on for a certain cure.Its efficacy is wonderful. It is a great relief to be free from corns, and this will free you Sold at Mr. Mi tiau's, lS3 B'oadway; Dr. Chilton's, 3t>3 do; Delus Ac C( ">81 do; Rushton & Co, 10 Astor House; Hill, 308 Oreei wich st. Examine the Xyolographic labels. gty- rBUf [,n?un V[.bl MU n ULi>r.oivAl r. PILLS, for the radical cure of Gonorrhoea, Gleet, and a mucopurulent discharges from the urethra. These pil ire guaranteed to effect a permanent cure in all diseuri of tnu urethra, in a shorter time than any other remed ever brought before the public, without tainting th breath, disagreeing with the stomach, or confinemei Irombusiness. Price $1 per box. Office of the Collcg of Pharmacy and Medicine, 06 Nassau street. W. 8 HICHAltDSON, Agent. N. B ?A liberal discount to country practitioners ar medicine venders. (fij- I)R. SPOHN'S SICK HEADACHE REMF.D from 31 (on rt I and t street, warranted to cure any case Headache, either nervous or bilious,and a certain cure f< Dyspepsia and Indigestion. " The blood the virgin's cheek forsook. A livid paleness spreads o'er all her look " (H7-THERE IS HOPE FOR YE ALL, PALE-FACE1 ones! The exquisite!) beautiful Liquid Vegetable lloug prepared by Dr. Felix Oouraiid, will qnickfy bring bac the roses to yo.rr cheeks,and so closely imitating nature i to defy detection, und immoveable by rubbing with handkerchief or linen cloth. To be found ouly at ( Walker street, one door from the corner of Broadway >0 cents per bottle. (Try- ' HA ! GONERIL WITH A WHITE BEARD -This graceless appendage of the ungrateful daughti of ' ear had perhaps no existence.save.in the diseased im gination'of her distracted father, though, on this jioiiit, tl i very ingenious commentators, have singularly enoug lift us in profound doubt. Be that as it may, the m? gallant gentlemen of the age cannot but admit that < the lair laces of the gentler sex too frequently is seen i approach to what delicacy alone forbids to denominate 1 the. significant name of " braid." " It is too true an evi] Wheie cheeks are made for kisses, it is the very refin tnent of cruelty to allow their smoothness and sheen to -ihscuted beneath the encroachment n! so mere ilea i enemy, while that potent exterminator, Gouraiid's I'ond Subtile, it at hand to rid the face of its detested assaiiac Po he had at the old establi ihed office, <J7 Walker St , o 1 door from Broadway. $1 per bottle. | UU~ PRIVATE "MEDICAL AiD.?The mem bets 'he New Vork College of Medicine and Pharmacy, t returning the public thanks for the liberal support th j iave received in their efforts to " suppress quackcrj beg leave to state that their particular attention contint .< be directed to all diseases of a private nature, and frt ' the great improvements lately made in the principal In J pitals of Europe in the treatment of those diseases, th 1 -an confidently offer to persons requiring medical aid i ' vantages not to he met with in any institution m W nuntry, either public or private. The treatment ol t ' oilege is such as to insure success in evrrv ease, and * otally different from that ocm r cits practice of ruinl * he constitution with meroury, an.l in most rases leavi 1 i disease much worse than the original. One of the me >ers of the College .for nmuy years connected with t rmcipal hospitals of ( nrope, attends dailv for a consul i <on from ft A.M. toff P.M. i Terms?Advice and medicine, A cure guaraotei Inn.si ast to OowvTSV Ixvamds.?Persons living lie counlry and not flnding it convenient to attend p onally can hive forwarded to th"?i a chest containi I dl medicines requisite to perform a perfect cure h) stali 1 heir case explicitly, together with all symptoms, time ii ontraction and treatment received elsewhere, if a 7 ?nd enclosing %' , post paid, addressi d to | W. u RICHARDSON, Agent I, Ofttco and Censuliing roon ?) d iho ( ollege, fl"> Nns? [tfHt, OOP- CONSTITUTIONAL DEBILITY CURED -Tho fomc Mixture, prepared by the Collegv of Medicine and Pharmacy of the city of New York, u confidently recommended for all cases of debility produced by arc ret in lulgenoe or excess of any kind It ia an invaluable seme dy lor impotence, sterility, or barrenness (unless depend ing on mol-tbrmatiou.) Single tattle* $1 each ; casaa of half a dozen $6; caretully packed and sent to all parts of the Union. Oltice ot the College of Medicine and Pharmacy. M Nassau'treat W 9. HIl HAHliSON. Agent. N. R.?A liberal discount to country,practitioners and medicine renders. 00- DALLEY'8 MAGICAL PAIN EXTRACTOR Salve will cure the following complaints, or the money will he returned. Bums, I Scrofula. Biles, I Cramp, Cuts, Scalds, I Piles, blind and bleeding, | Stabs, Erysipelas, 1 Felons, I Wounds, and Bore Nipples. \ Rheumatism, | Old Bores. If H Dalley be not written with a pen. on every box, avoid it as |x>isou Buy at the New York Agency 67 Walker at., 1st store from Broadwuy, not at the corner. Agents?Mrs. Kidder, 9 Court street, Boston; Guthrie, Albany. 00- EVERY DAY PRODUCES SOME GRATEFUL individual, with a certificate of the wonderful cures Da Gouraud'a Italian Medicated Soap hai performed in cases of scrofula, salt rheum, blotches, pimples, and all dark, rough, sallow,discolored skins. Mr. Henry Bartholomew, ol 170 6th Avenue, waa cured of a severe eruptive face, after using two cakes. Ladies, with freckled and stmtted skins, w ill find it the best and quickest remedy for blemished skins they ever used, Be sure and gut the genuine, at 07 Walker street, first store from!Broadway?60 cents a cake. 00- CONNEL'S MAGICAL PAIN EXTRACTOR fretn '11 Courtlandt street, will cure any of the following complaints, or all pay is refused for it, viz :? Burns, Bcalds Erysipelas, Salt Rheum, Bore Eyea U Niples, Rheumatism, Chilblains, Piles, Felons, Piles.blind 8c bleed'g,Eruptions, Fever Sores, Chafe, Chopa, Barbers' ltch,ltc Remember and get Connel's only, as four times cheaper and far better than any other. If any one ia foolish enough to prefer Galley's they can have it for 26 cents, warranted genuine, at 31 Courtlandt street. OO-THE CONCENTRATED EXTRACT OF 8ARSAPATtlLLA, Oentian and Sasafras, prepared by the New Vork College of Medicine and Pharmacy, established lor the suppression of quackery. This jxiwerful extract, I prepared hy scientific and medical met*, will be found in finitely superior to the mixture sold he (b-uggists as sarsaparillu, who are totally ignorant of the medicinal properties of the roots from which they make the extract. In all diseases arising from an impure state of the blood, such as scrofula, salt rheum, ulcers, chronic rheumatism, pimples or pustules on the face or body .nodes,pains in the hones or joints, and all complaints arising from an improper uso of mercury, this extract will he highly beneficial. Sold in single bottles at 7fi cents eacn, cases of hall dozen, $3 50 ; do I dozen, $6, carefully packed and gent to oil parts of the Union. Office ol the college, 85 Nassau st. W. 8. RICHARDSON, Agent. N. B A liberal discount to country practitioners and medicine vpnderr MONEY MARKET. Wednesday, March 37?O P. M. The stock market to-day exhibited an increased depression. The sales were quite moderate. Canton declined {percent, Mohawk {, Harlem 1, Norwich J, Indiana J, Illinois {. Farmers' Trust ], Vicksburg 1, North American Trust 1 ; Paterson improved { per cent, Stonington J; Long Island, Ohio 6's, Pennsylvania 6's, closed firm at yesterday's prices. There were no sales of Kentucky 6's ; Western Hail Road was offered at 63, but the asking price was 64. Movements in Wall street show considerable anxiety in relation to the result of the Texas and Oregon questions. The effect on the public mind, the agitation of the subject of annexation produces, must prevent any permanent advance in securities until something more decided makes its appearance. The Caledonia, at Boston, from Liverpool, brought out $150,000 in specie. | The receipts of specie at New Orleans, on the 17th inst. amounted to f47,147, making the total amount received for tlio season $5,103,969. The money market is becoming a little tighter. The hanks have advanced the rate of interest on discounts, but !L I VI.! J .1 L 4 _4 _ 1 1.. .1 , 11 cull DC UIJlUlllCU 111 lliu au cci U1 u icao puwr IUBU VM?|?U by the bank*. The quarterly report of the banks of this State comes along again in about four weeks, and they begin to put their houses in order to go through the operation. The loans in stocks are yet very large, but loans j of this description are placed on the books of the banks as I discounts, consequently they are mingled with their regular loans, and it appears in the returns as though the , amount appropriated to stock o]>erations was compara' tively small. r One dollar bills, purporting te be of the Former's Bank of Maryland, at Annapolis, are in circulation. The gene, ral appearance ?r?Ko ;? and ** ell calculated to deceive. The Boston Money Market during the past week has experienced the same fluctuations that have cbarac' terised this. An improvement is noticed in nearly all ' descriptions Sales of Western Ilailroad at 63J : Reading 93} ; Norwich 37]. For Lowell 24 advance was offered ; r Maine 4; Concord 22; Fitchburg 1] ; Worcester 16; Eastern 6 ; Auburn and Rochester 4 ; Portland is held at t 88, and Charlestown Branch at 78], I- The Waltham Manufacturing Company have declared a v dividend of $40 per share of $7M). A few shares of the ? Merrimack Company sold at 30 a 31?a fall of & a 6 per cent. Manufacturing stocks generally were rather quiet. The attention of Eastern capitalists is turned principally to railroad investments, and they are continually propoJ sing new routes, or improving those in operatiun. ) The amendments to the constitution of this state rela. ' tive to the state debt and liability, as they passed the D Mouse of Assembly have been also passed by the Senate, I nrm. din. * The decision of the Vice Chancellor in relation to one of the trusts of the No.th American Trust and Banking <* Company, known as the Talmage and Noyes Trust, will not have a very important influence on the value of the ? original stock of that company, as one part of his decision n annuls ine auvaniages 01 snomer i uc lauuiimiaii m nun if decision rent* upon one single fact, and that in the illegality of making the trust to parties unauthorised by law. The Free Banking law only uuthorisea the deposit of securities with the CompUoller, for which they were to re|t' ceive notes payable on demand. Instead of placing ser.ui rities with the Comptroller, they made other trusts, and 5 instead of notes payable on deaiand, they were made pay. able on time. Although the officers of the Company say they did not intend to give effect to the circulation of H these notes, still they are responsible for the mischief which might ensue, if they did not guard against the 1- abuse of the law limiting the circulation of thorn to per. > sons willing to take them as security, or Uke them in payment, and who might take them with a special endorsement. The special endorsement would take from these fj notes their character of a circulating medium, and there|k by prevent the inflation ol the currency, which the law >s creating the institution wisely prohibited. Various legal ) methods might have been adopted to have made losns, but the course taken comes immediately under the re[i straining act of the law. The circulation of post notes, through this State, is expressly prohibited by a legislative |(j enactment, and, for the more rigid observance of the lnw, it is declared that a violation is a misdemeanor subject to line and imprisonment, pi Tho object of the bill in thin came ii to set aside a trnij )r deed or assignment, purporting to have been made by or on behalfofthe North American Trust and Banking Company, on the Iftth of December, 1840, to the delendants to secure the payment of eight hundred post notes, amount I) ing to $600,000, four hundred of the notes being for $,VH? e, each, and four hundred for $1000 each. At the foot of ^ each note is a memorandum stating that "the payment of n this obligation with others, amounting in the aggregate to T $800 000, is guaranteed by the transfer of securities, esti? mated at $800,000. under a deed of trust, executed between the Company and Henry Yates, Thomas (1 Talmage, ami William Curtis Notres, trustees, bearing evtndalchttc er i.u .. ? with." ne The conclusion is, that the issuing of these notes was ^ !' illegal, and expressly against the luw regulating the huii)n n< as of hanking in this State, and that an injunction be in placed upon the property held in trnst, for the benefit of i'V the stockholders ef the Bank The Chancellor, in this da? cision, does not state that the holders of these notes cannot lie lie allowed to stand as creditors of the hank, but says that nn it may be that, aa honafnle holders, they may be allowed to hold the aame position as other honest creditors, in tho lie closing up of the affhlrs of the bank. Ths decision regarding thia trust may he used as a precedent in all others, of hut we do not see that any material benefit can 'D arise from such a disposal of the subject, it tho r * holders of the post notes are allowed to come ipi in on a par with other creditora of the institution. The securities transferred were estimated to be wortli about the amount of the post notes issued. These seouri'< ties have depreciated a great deal in value sinco they were transferred, while the lace of the notes remains unI j, altered. The same value is represented on the bills aa nj when they were issued. The whole thing now hinges upon this contingency?" Are the holders ol the post notes In l< gal creditors ef the company T" If they come In with t? other bill holders? it they come in on a par with all credltors, wc cannot perceive that the stockholders receive the i, slightest benrflt from the deel.ion of the We Chancellor, er Tliit stock fell off in Wall "first to-day. and sales to acme extent were made. The final winding up ot this Institu. ol tlJiiisa great way off. and in the meantime the asset-, nj now in the hands of so many individuals, will, by deprer ial Ion In value, and extravagance In uaa, become dwlnB0 died down to a very small amount, and the probability is, judging from former cases of n similar nature, that after I I