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? ? XI L- .-1 - . TH1 NEW YORK HERALD. New Vnrk, ThumUy, May 9, 1844. Closing Hcenes of the Baltimore Convention. Baltimore, Saturday Morning, May 4. The closing scenes of yesterday were not of the mgnest possible interest. There had been so much excitement on Wednesday and Thursday?there had been so much work done, and it had been 9T> well?and after that everybody had got so wet?so very,very wet, inside and out?that few found their way to bed before day-light, and few found their eyes open again before noon. However, to do all parties justice, the delegates, who numbered in all over 50,000 (because there were over 20,000 from Philadelphia) bote their excitement and fatigue remarkably well. And when you recollect that very many did net take their clothes off' for three nights, and had no where to rest, or lie down, but on the floors, chairs, tables and benches that they could find?whilst in many cases four men would share out in this way, one sleep two hours on it, then another, then the third and the fourth?then all wash and take a juleo? you will say that they did " pretty well considering," as the old nurses say. About noon yesterday you could sec the stragglers making their appearance in the streets, having just breakfasted, and all making towards the various steamboats at the wharvesthat were to take them north and south. The boat that went to Ffi^chtown at noon was loaded down to the guifvprwith delegates. It was a thrilling sight ? At .dat, Capt. Crawford considered he had as many on board as he could sately carry.cast off the hawser, and put off' from the wharf. Then, such a L i mL- J-i ? 1 " * " ' i usii : i hp delegates wno were ten on tne wharf rushed and jumped on board the sloops, schooners, brigs, and various craft through which the steamboat had to pass ; and from the decks and rigging of the former they leaped on board the steamboat. It is a wonder to Heaven they did not many of > them get killed; the delegates cheered, the mob shouted, the steamboat swore, and at last they all left the wharf in safety. From early dawn till late at night, the delegates might be seen, with their saddle bags and carpet bags on their arms,leaving the city in every possible conveyance?in every possible direction?some on horseback, others in wagons, steamboats, carts, gigs, hacks, rail cars, and many on foot; and it is certain that not less than 60,000 persons left the city yesterday. Where they all slept, (if sleep they did,) and where they were all fed, heaven only knows. Barnum dined U'20 the day before, and Coleman & .lackson dined 1040! The rush to the dinner tables was a curiosity,of itself, worth coming here to see. There must have been admirable provision made for eating and drinking, or many would have "suffered some" in this respect. But it seemed that 110 matter how many came to table at either of these two excellent houses, (and that they are two of the very best in the countrv,no one knowajbetter than yourself,) there was still enough, and to spare; and of the fragments there were a countless number of baskets full. There were also a great many arrivals here today?over 1000; but most of tnein were regular travellers, and a few were delegates who were a day or two behind time. Messrs. Crittenden, Phelps, Berrien, Archer, Bayard, Buchanan, White, Schenck, Barringer, Hardin, Semple, and other members of Congress returned to Washington in the course of the day. Some few of the more remote delegations, Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, and a few Virginians, who had plenty of money to spend, re- j mam here a day or two to see the fashions. | Mr. Webster spoke no where last night, being completely used up with the exertions of the previous day. lie was in at Barnum'a and tiMExchange during the morning, receiving the congratulations of various old mends, and exchunging greetings, advice, and commingling sentiment with regard to the coming contest. He leaves this city for Philadelyhia this morning, where he will remain a few days at Hartwell's quiet and excellent hotel, to write up his political correspondence and to send out to all his file-leaders and fuglemen the orders and bulletins for the presidential campaign ?particularly the course which his immediate body guard are to pursue. To all appearances, he has entered into the contest heart and soul. Even Dudley Selden and Reynolds, who have heretolore doubted, now admire and applaud him. The streeis were fi led with thousands of most lrvely women to-day, (the weather being unusully fine.) who laughed heartily, and were immensely amused at the specimens to be found in the streets, exhibiting the effects of that Rame old coon that they had been engaged with Snatches of songs, too, came floating on the breeze, such us? " Whig?itock? risin', Clay?Frelinghuysen." " Out oi the way you're all unlucky, Clear the way for Old Kentucky." " Hard to beat our Stanley'* time, The dandy Ned of Caroline?" " And Webster joined ui too right soon, For he ia lond of that tame old coon.'' " Dance?boatman dance, And give three cheers for Vance." "Home?home?we will go, The buckeye boys of Ohio." " We're the finest lads that ever you saw, The gallant young whigs from Arkansas." The Buffalo hunt, which came off at Canton at four o'clock in the afternoon, was pretty much of a humbug; and terminated precisely as tneone did at lloboken, in the getting loose of one of the Buffaloes, and the knocking down of a great many people, only no one was seriously injured. A small enclosed race course is no place to hunt buffaloes. Nothing further took place the whole dnv except the lighting of Monument Square in the eveninir with tha l'?Us A f- ? ?' -"O Uiuiiuiiuuu 115111. " ICW 9|ICCCUCB were made in front of the Court House between eight and ten o'clock at night, but they were small potatoes; and the crowd, after waiting patiently for about an hour, and calling loudly for "Webster? Webster?Crittenden?Crittenden;" and being informed that Mr. Webster was worn out and gone to bed, and Mr. Crittenden had gone to Washington. they gave three cheers, and moved off in a body, laughing heartily at their own disappointment. The speakers were a Mr. Richardson, a Mr. Iluller, a Mr. Mudd, and one or two others that few knew anything about, and cared leas. It was very much like taking an emetic the day after drinking heartily of strong wine. A synopsis of one speech would serve for all. There was no accommodation for reporters, but I caught the following from one of the first speakers!? "Countrymen?glorious occasion?Koaits of people? voice of freemen?millions of whigs?glorious (lay?glorious nigiit?world admires?we art a great people? (cheers) ? greatest of all?Henry Clay, of Kentucky? ((>1 eat cheering ) This it a great country?whig principles--democracy?what is it)?new fangled?ask for tread?give stones?can yon live on democracy t?will it feed voul?will it All the bellies of your wife and chil drun," or clothe their backs)?envy of the world-?blartin Van lJuren? (hiss-as s-bsh-h)?Henry ( lay ? (hure-ah-h) ?this picture and this?whig principles?National Bank ? sound currency?distribution of public lands?protec tion of labor?general sweeping, reform, retrenchment, and economy. The locofocos give you very worst sort of government. (Bah ah) The whigs will give you the Vl-rr haat tCit HAiireo?hue -h sl, V f ?? WUI m,r?MU1-a nu'Bii.f u?vvi ui WHIW (.ih ah)?whig* perform. (Who hoo-hoo ) Fellow countrymen (hur-rah-ah), I want no offlco? (hurray)?my haait bleed*?diitre**?better time*?Henry Clay, of Kentucky?(hurrah)?Theodore Krelinghny*en? (hurrah)? very mirpritlng?every body rising?give the loco* pi?en (hoor-rah.) Fellow citizen*?love of country?honor, honesty, patriotism?mtfiin loco*?gentlemanly whig*? truth and justice?gluriou* country?never give up the ship?go abend and prosper?we will conquer?(certainly)?that same old coon?(hur rah-oh)?never *ay die? (rock a doodle-do)?Chapman never crow no more?thl* it a great country, and we are a great people.*1 Mr. Francis Grander delivered a very good rpeech in defence of Gen. Harrison's cabinet and his own course therein. He defended Mr. Clay from the charge of interfering to have deputy postmasters turned out?he took that responsibility on himself, and was only sorry that he could not nave remained in office about a year longer, for lie would have bundled out about 5000 more! (Loud cheers and laughter followed this ) Mr. Granger was the only man of any importance left to speak, but his topics were utterly threadbare. Nevertheless, lie was greatly admired by the ladies, aad really looked very handsome as he stood bare-headed in front of the Court House, with the Drummond Light illuminating his fine features. To sum up in a few words?this has been a most splendid Convention : it has thrown that of 1840 far into the shade?the number of persons exceeded those here in ^10, and the proresaion was twice a* large us the one on thnt occasion, nnd ten times superior in point of brilliancy, and in having sensible banner*. Instead of so many foons and E NE hard cider barrels, there were wagon platforms with weavers, blacksmiths, looms, anvils, and other specimens of mechanical skill and industry. There was only one real live coon in ths procession?that is, a four-legged coon, and no hurd cider barrels or log cabins. The citizens of Baltimore did the best they could for the immense multitude, but still very many "suffered some" for want of a bed or a cot to lie upon. You, at a distance, can have no idea of the difficulty oi finding a place even to write in ? Mebgrs.Bdrnum.&Colemun & Jackson, afforded me, as your correspondent, every facility and kindness in their power, but they were so run down and worn down by the load ot business, that they could do but little for any one?and it is only astonishing bow they managed as well as they aid. To Mi. Hopkins, a Scotchman of Lovely Jane, I am indebted for a place to write in, and a niattrasa on the floor to lay down on for a few hours. It was all that he had to give ; but having been a regular subscriber to and reader of the Herald from the day it started, he tendered all he had cheerfully to Yoi R CotlRKSrONOKNT. As soon as I recover from the terrible fatigue of this Convention, I will sit down quietly and write a -un u:- 1?> ' ' wpvKanarttume 01 tnr whole from beginning to end. Sunday Morning?The weather is bright nnd fair?the eiiy is quiet and tranquil?110 trace of the doings of the last three days. The ceons and the buffaloes have departed, and the star of the eust is just eating his last breakfast in this city for the present. The U. 5. steam ship Union, and Ole Bull, arrived here last night. Washington. [Correspondence of the Herald ] "Washington, May 5, 1844. Visit to Mount Vernon. I piid my first visit yesterdiy to Mount Vernon, in company with several of our New York Representatives, Messrs. Anderson, from West Ches er; Fish, from the City, Robinson, from Oswego ; Carroll, from Ontario ; Rathburn, from Auburn; Judge Semple, Senator from Illinois, and several other gentlemen, most of whom were accompanied by ladies, but not having been introduced to them, I cannot say who they were, .xcepting Miss L e, who accompanied one of the gentlemen of the party. The morning was most delightful for a country excursion?the sun shone out bright and clear,with scarce a cloud in all the horizon to veil his face. In the city, although the trees looked green with foliage, yet all else was confusion, dust and politics. Some oi the party started in light open wagons, a gentleman and lady in each; others chartered stage coaches with four horses; others went on horse beck ; one gentleman rode upon a side-saddle ? I know not the reason, except that he was playing vice verta with some lady who was then using his privilege in eome wheeled vehicle. It was my lot to get into the very worst coach in the city?one of that superanuated class so peculiarly interesting to the antiquarian, as illustrating the style of coach building in ancient times. No two of the four wheels appeared to run in the same direction, although I don't think they actually travelled different roads for any great distance. One of the hind wheels threw the mud all into the coach, while the other threw it oil' at an angle of 45 degrees in the opposite direction, to the great astonishment of those we met, who all had an unfortunate way of curains and sweating at the muddy roads immediately after passing us. (Mem. It is a bad practice to swear ) We had not got a mile out of the city of Washington, belore plunge went the niuh wheel imn ? slouch, and bioke the lorward nxtletree nearly in two, (ihere were six ol u?, ail to'd, in ihe coach.) so that we rode in imminent expectation ol total shipwreck; and every oD? who met us hailed Moses?that was our color* d cr mmodore who commanded the ship, and like his namesake ol old, guided us through the wilderness?I Bay ?very one we met hailed Moses to tell him Ins lore-wheels were running ofl, and thut h s nxleiree was broken This was all true enough, except that there was not the s ight< st danger ot any ot our wheels running off wuh our ores- nt team ol horses?one of which was stone blind, and the other wind-broken and spavined. On we drove?the distance sixteen miles, and the road the worst I ever travelled, with few landscapes to cheer the eye?no leathered warblers to enchant the ear?and no balmy breeze, redolent of fragrant flowers, to refteeh ine sensts. The roads were paved with loos- stones, and margined with ruts and holes so deep ub to render a lateral somerset a matter of constant expectation. How many streams we folded, i cannot now enumerate. But in the middle of one of them I know we stuck fast, and it was long doubtiul whether Moses had either faith or works adequate to extricate us. " What river is thisl" said I to Moses. " It is dt- riber Jordan, I bleeve Sir." Luckily we had a very pious and devout abolitionist along with us, and he immediately struck up? Sweet field* beyond the (welling flood, Stand dresied in living green ; So to the Jew* old Canaan atood, While Jordan rolled between. Mr. W , the abolition's', very piously sung the air, while I harmonized with the bass; whiU Messrs. Anderson and Kobinson sympathised with the sentiment. No sooner was the Hymn concluded than the horses took us across in a twinkling. Thus we passed the lour hours, from nine till one o'clock, when we arrived at Mount Vernon, excessively latigued, hungry, and thirsty. Th? family mansion of George Washington stands upon a hold eminence overlooking the Potomac, at about 75 rods distance from the river,whose bank is lined with trees and thick underwood, dilfi cult of passage. There is no op?n country to oe seen in the vicinity of the Mamioo, which stands like Cnwwr'? lodge In some Tint wilderness." Many of the trees ars of domestic cultivation, and are large nod shady. The locusts were in full blossom, their fragrance borne upon the breeze, and their sweets extracted by " the busy bee," improving each shining hour? " Gathering honey all the day, Krom every opening flower." An occasional vista through the woods, gives you a glimpse of the broad Po'omac. upon whose quiet bosom some humble sail might here and theie be seen. The Mansion is surrounded by numberless out buildings of varied size and use?many of which are occupied by the colored domestics of the family. The mansion itself is of antique style, two stories high, and surmounted by a cupola,over which is an ancient and storm beaten weathercock. 1 here is a piazza upon the side fronting the river, reaching from the ground to the eaves, and upon the roof there ia a light and tasteful balustrade. The pillars are lurge, but not of modern style. The porch is paved with time-worn stones, and it was here that Washington ih said to have passed much of his time in promenading, while his thoughts were devoted to his country. The interior of the bouse is wmnscolted after the fsshion of thore Hays, with li'ghly wrought cornices and shafts. Every part and portion of the mansioa presents topics of interest which it is better to see than to read of. The key of the Bastile, which Lafayette presented to Washington, still hangs in the Hall, enclosed in u glass case, beneath which is a picture of the Bastile in process of destruction. Rut I must hasten to the ancient and dilapidated Tomb upon the hill side towards the river. " It is a rude and despoiled vault"?although the location is evidently unsurpassed Every thing about it bears evidence of neglect and desecration?no path leads to it?nor is it even accessible except by clambering over fencer, and creeping through underbrush und brambles The old Tomb is surrounded by several stately oaks and locusts, wlide some halt a score ot cedars upon the sodded vault are withering and fading away?a ti elancholy sight! The door way to the interior vault is broken in, the wood work rotted, and the stones falling down. The whole is stamped with ruin snd decay Yet it was in this humble tomb, that until within a few veers past, slumbered the remans of the immortal Wsmiinoton- They are now removed to the new vault some distance off in another direction, where they now lie in a sarcophagus, present ed bv e. friend to his memory. Upon ihe lid hpwrought the arms of his countrv, and the only inscription istheelcquent name of WASHINGTON. Upon his right side, in a corresponding sarcophagus, are the sahes ol " Martha, Contort of Wathin/fton " The Tomb, ar family vault, is a small brick building or enclosure, something like n small engine house, and where the doors should be, there is a double grating like the bars of" a prison do?r </ w ro The aarcophagi are upon the ground level, and the earth wittun la covered with p?bblea. To thia tomb, I am ualiamed, as an American citizen, to any there is not even a decent sheep path. 01 course, 1 mean thia aa no refl'ction upon the present proprietor of the groundfl. Hut I do mean it as a most scandalous reproach upon our Government,that it has taken no efficient means to _ \iT^ - tr ? * . .. cirti 111 milium vernou a decent tomb to Mie illustrious Washington. Mount Vernon should boast of the most beautiful and magnificent tomb to bo found in the Union ; fl iwers, shrubs, trees, gravel walk.?, arbors, and promenades, should add ornament and enchantment to this spot, so beautiful by nature And here, at this shrine should young Atneri -a come up :o worship, and to do homage to the spirit oi the illustrious dead, and t ae anew the oath of allegiance to republican insti'u ions But how is it now 1 Not evcu a cow path leads to the tomb, and in vain do you inquire w irre it is, tor there is no guide, to show you the wav. The grounds are not accessible at all by water, lor no steamboat is permitted to land there. By land, the roads are almost impassable except upon horseback. The only refreshment it is possible to procure either there or upon llie route is a glass ef water, unless, perchance, warned by the experience ol one who has oeen before you, you siull* your pockets widi a lunch. Tnese things are all wrong. Instead ol throwing obstacles in the way ot visiting Mount Vernon, every possible facility should be afl'?rded to every citizen of the United Sta'es to visit this Mecca of the Union. I understand that the present proprietor?a grand-nephrw I believe ot George Washington?would be willing and even glad to part with this property at a moderate expense to the United States, who should clearly own the grounds and put ihem in proper condit ion. It is now impossible to get access at all even to the maneion itself, without a note ol introduction from some of the friends of the family. .Such a note it is oft in very difficult to procure. Our pariy tried in vain, and gavs it up. Mr. Carroll, however, applied to Mrs. ex-President Madison, who politely gave ! him one- Had it not been for this, we could none ot us have gained admission to the honse. 1 call upon the Hon Zadock Pratt, the very efficient and indefatigable chairman of the coinmi'tee on Public Grounds and Buildings, who has already drawn a beautiful plan of a monument to Washington, to take this whole subject into consideration? and with him 1 leave it. ' S. H. Steamboat Bicunlon. Long live the Empire ! hurra, hip ! The Captain, long live be ; And when he next doth moke a trip, May 1 be there to *ee. One^tf the ino9t sprightly, ugreeahle, and fascinating excursions that ever was planned by the ingenuity of man, projected by his enterprise, or effected by the potent agency, and highly impretlivt power of low preuurc steam engines catnc off" on Saturday; and in announcing to the public that the magnificent steamer " Empire" is engaged for the uaton for their special benefit, a few remarks by way of epilogue to this, the first day's performance, is only due to the success of the debut, and the liberality and downright good feeling evinced by the proprietors of the "Empire,"and the gentlemanlike and courteous conduct of Cuptain Roe, her commander. The steamboat " Empire" is almost new, and built on the most beautiful model, and in point of magnitude?length, breadth and depth?the first on the line, and worthy of her imperial name. The Empire City may be proud of her. She is emphatically the " Empire" of the City. She will be one of tne daily line between this city ami Albany, and must become, even without the judicious and brilliant introdaction of yesterday, a most popular steamer. At about eleven o'clock she started from the loot of Barclay street, with a party amounting to some hundreds, who had been tor half an hour on the look out for her appearance, l-die came at last?thus far and no further; she went?about? as quick as the wind, and quicker?aye, with such celerity, that <5od only known where ? She first headed north, that's certain. Something like a forest of inasts flitted on the eye like the ghosts in the visions of Ossian, the son of Fingal. Possibly we caught a glimpse of Hoboken; but as to the Elysian Fields, vrrbutn sup?that may have been a dream?and we are not the first tn whose mind the ideal and impalpable Paradise of Elysian regions has been peopled with a conininnily of PPIPdtPiliil wKrt WPro l.e/vthoso !*.? t.m cousins to the Moon, nor directors of the seasons ; who for purposes of locomotion use an oblique sun beam instead of an horizontal steam engine, and who live upon Jove's bounteous nectar?as clear almost, if not quite, and as transparent as the Wkltni champagne on board the 44 Empire."? where are we now 1 Why, during that small digression of thought we had arrived at some spot on the Hudson, so remote as to have been indistinctly visible to the officers on board the North Carolina, who, it they did not man the yards, and hail us with "nine times nine" on our return, had the good taste to make a series of Telescopic observations, on the " Empire," stimulated considerably, no doubt, by a laudable curiosity to catch a glance beneath those veils, which, nt the bidding of the ntlul and intrusive wind, betrayed many a beautiful and animated face?many an eye as bright as the polar star to the mariner?mnny a?hut stop, this is all very good in a romance ; we are now writing about " Voyages and Travels," and we must be discreet and graphic. We lelt off as the Empire was 44 coming about," or in other words, turning to return, in which dexterous process her celerity was similar to that of a good and true weathercock ; or, if you will, as nimble as a pirouette of Fanny Elssler. 441 wish the enptain would go slower," said that erudite tnan, and observant and philosophic citizen of the world, my friend Ur. Meetshaum, 44 21 miles an hour is flying." 44 She can add live more to it," we replied, being informed lo that eflect. 441 could not stand it." 44 Why, doctorl" 44 My head would get light," he replied. 44 What about your heart, Doctorl Look at the girls" 44 Say nothing, friend, about that; I grant I am susceptible, but cannot put up with being quizzed. None can better relish a joke, so long as 1 am not the subject. Now apropoi of the young ladies?or girls, na you call them. Mait iJ ttf fdv-t jxtrler dt mime chn nout. Now franrhtment, there is as fair a display here to-day as you will we in any place out of church. If you want to see the lairest of the fair, you need not go to the theatre commt atllfurs. You must go to church, sir. In New York the handsomest girls are the most pious, and almost coniinually stny in the House? ub|iire the street?elude promenades?avoid the fresh air? and turn their eyes from beholding vanity. In fact, they Hre like kings and queens; we see lew ol them, God he thanked, except in pictures." It it for the reader to determine how far the Dr.'s opinions are to be accepted ; for our part we will not endorse them New Y ork vouna ladies are not more pious than elsewhere ; tliey are too handsome for that. By thi? time tlie " tlmpirn was walking the waters like a thing of life." After a stretch up the Kist riYer ns far as Black well's Island, we were just astern of the "Constitution," and heading out to sea, in hopes that in addition to so muchol the beautiful?the verdant velvet of nuture'a carpet? the fresh blown blossoms?the cloudless sky?the eternal tint of the ocean?the elegant negligence of the grarn lolinge?that somewhat of the suliliine would be presented to us; even an inkling ol the uncouth would be thankfully received,were it nothing more than the sea serpent, which was spoken at sea a few days batik. Blessed is lie who expecteth nothing for he is never dtsapponted. There was nothing of the kind. But stop; we will tell you what what 1 liere was; nn announcement of dinner. Now it is a great pity that this faithful nnrrative is without that very convenient arrangement, a division into chapters, for it would be our wish, indeed we are disposed to consider it essential to the dignity of the occasion?to appropriate at least one whole chapter to that illustrious event?most harmonious eix-raiion?that able anil unanimous demonstration?the dinner on hoard the "Empire." As it is, there is no use in attempting u description. With any friend of reasonably strong powers of imaginalion,a word if he pleases. Wewould aik him to be the medium of communication between ourselves and those who have an ear to hear,to convey in his more happy mode o! expression and powers oi f)' seription norne impression of that ?f festivity. Let our friend 'hen fancy himself in the talon of some floating castle, ho long that the eye can no more take in Its longitude than see from the one end of ltroadway to the other. Imagine tliat the* two extreme ends of that great apartment are connected by two parallel rows of tallies, whose distant extremities diminish in linear jierspective to mere stripes, no larger than those in juxtaposition with the star* on your ling?no Wider than a lady's ? beg pardon?we mean than the insignia of the or as is:: o

RK E der of the garter. Let him be sure to spread on thos* tables, with all elegance of arrangement, whatever the secr-t mysteries of the gastronomic art can produce. Let the plates appear in the distance, like two contiguous rows ol white squares on a tessalated pavement. It' all cannot go on at once, Jet the fowls tly ofl a minute?keep the fish swimming in the mind's eye, until the first great part of the carnivorous carnage is enacted. Let there he no scarcity of sauces, soups, and sallads?summon the fruiterer?lubpinna the wine merchant?tax the confectioners?but be sure you tell the black fellows in the hip-skip and m?lcc not to knock their heads together. Let there he some good speeches?capital jokes ?merry faces?loud laughs?well sung songs?(the bottle of champagne being still in motion)?sentimental, facetious and patriotic toasts?happy replies (let the Captain's be one of the best, though short and terse)?if able to manage all this by tho force of fancy, you will have a pretty fair notion of the "dinner." Header, if we were to detain you with other ' matters which we look upon as werihv of record? if we entered into a sketch of life ami manners, men and things, as they were suggested by, or protruded on our mind, we would lie perhaps taking too great a lib Tty with vour patience, or assuming the character of moral censor. We forbear, not from any inadequate sense of your | olite attention ; but because we have arrived at the Barclay street wharf. May we meet again. One toast ere we part? " Success to the ' Empire,' and Capt. Hoe." hong Island flares?Trial Meeting. First Spring Meeting on the Union Course? tuesday. May 7?Yesterdav mnmiiw th? ..uri^.l I get down for the first spring meeting on the Union Course, opened with the most favorable auspices for sport. The heavy showers of the previous evening which had proved so disastrous to the politicians of the Park, came as u godsend to die turf, and in addition to bringing after them a fine bracing atmosphere, promised to put the course in the most excellent order for "time." Notwithstanding these combined inducements for a turn out, the attendance was rather a slim one, and comprised only the regulur patrons ol the turi, sportsmen proper, and the usual outsiders, who devote their lives to the philosophy of "chances." Notwithstanding the fine sun and the fresh, drying wind that were exerting their beneficial influence upon the course, it was still somewhat heavy from tiie preceding day's rain, and all down the back stretch it was extremely wet in spots. The whole meeting was to be confined to one day, and three races were set down, to which nearly all the northern stables contributed their best stock. The first race was a sweepstakes for three year olds, to which each person subscribing put a purse of $200, and paid, if he withdrew, $50 forfeit.? There were four subscribers lor this purse, but two having withdrew, $500 were left, which was contended for by J K. Van Mater'f br. c. by Langford out of Mi?? Mattis. Cbas. S. I.oyd's br. c. by Ilornblower out of Henrietta. THE RACK. At the start, the odds were ubout 5 to -I on the Langford colt, but there was very little betting. At about quarter to 2 o'clock, the competitors came to the starting post in beautiful order?Langford having the pole; and at the tap of the drum, the Ilornblower colt took the lead by half a length, and increased it to two In-fore bidding good bye to the first quarter. At the commencement at the hack stretch, the Langford made a brush and closed, bringing the distnuce against him to a half a length, and in this way they ran to the turn, when the Langford, by another rush, brought himself side bv side with the leader. A sliaro struggle now en eiied, during which, us Ihry turned into und came down the home stretch, the Langford colt crowded the other unfairly to the fence, so that the jockey of the latter could not even use his whip, and by keeping up this advantage for several hundred yards, came to the stand about litre* quarters til a length ahead. In consequence of this circumstance the judges had a long dispute, which resulted in tfieir awarding the heat to the llornhlower colt. This decision gave much dissatisfaction to the members of llie club and the backers of Van Mater's colt, who insisted that foul riding,hy the rulen of the course, lost the race to the per(>etrator, and that the |udges, who have no discretionary power, should either have declared him distanced, or have given the heat to the winner of it. However, as Loyd entered his horse for the second bent, he waived his claim to the stakes on this irregularity, and the result of the race leaves now nothing but a mere technicality to decide. The time of the above heat was 1 minute 51 seconds. Second Heat.?The llornhlower colt dashed off with a lead of two lengths, but on turning into t he back stretch, the Langford recovered one half of that distance and hung on to the former's tail till the turn, when hy another brush he lapped him, and by keeping it up, came a length ahead into the home stretch ; which gradually increasing brought him past the stand it winner hy four lengths in I minute 56 seconds, the first half mile being run in 51 seconds. Third Heat.?At the commencement of this heat, the odds were three, and even four to on<- on the Langford colt, and hut few takers at (lint. They got off with a beautiful start : but the winner of the previous heat took the lead from the score, and won the heat without an effort, hy several lengths, in 2 minutes I seconds. second race. This was the crack race of the day, as it brought in two animals on which high expectations had been formed, and their several admirers were free to baek them. These were J. K Van Mater'* hr. h. by imp. Mercer out of Mlsa Mat' tie, and II A. f 'onover'a gr m , Voting Dove, hy imp.Trui" tee out of Dorr. There was another entry hy F. T. Porter of rh. m.. Princess, hy imp. Priam out of Sully Hope, but little was thought and less said of her. The race was for a purse of $200, $50 each added?Two mile heats. Beforestarting the Mercer colt was the favorite against the field. First Heat?The crev mare had the nole. The I Prince** led off at a slapping puce, closely followed by the how, tlie grey mare trailing at three or tour lengths distance in the rear. They went in tlua way through the first quarter, but on coining into the back stretch, the horse increased Ins pace and gradually drew up, Hhortening his distance all round the turn. They turned into the straight side with a distnncc of a length and a half between the two first, and four between the horse and the mare.? At 'lie stand,the horse had closed up to three quarters of a length, and from there took a new start, lapped and passed the Chestnut with case, and led down the back stretch by a length. The drey who thought she had now laid back long enough. Brushed up, passed the Princess, and challenged the Mercer, for the heat; but it was no go, the horse Hteadily held his udvuntage, and won easily by lour lengths in four miutes two seconds, leaving the Chestnut rnare distanced. Second IIkat.?"Ten to lour on the Mererr Colt!" The horse led oil at a tremendous pace, followed by the (Irey within half a length, till the middle of the hack stretch, where the mare lapped linn, and for a few hundred yards a blanket might have covered them both. (>n nearing the turn she made a desperate rush, and succeeded in wresting a length from him, for a moment, but responding to her movement, lie took it at once nway. turned into the straight side ahead and swept by the stand with two lengths at his hoof. The mare here made another rush, with a temporary and partial close, but the horse shook her ofl' in the first quarter, went round with a liberal lead, and came in an easy winner, by a rod or more, 3 rnin. 53 sec The Mercer colt fully pistified the high expectations which had been formed upon him. and his i? I?..I. i.,.i i?. i.- ?-? -4" iririmn i"<m lumiiiu, iui nun, iu n uiiirri ui triumphs. THIRD RA< K. Mii.k IfrATs.?Purse #50; #25 each added. Knterrri for hy II. A. Conovert br. h., out of Livingston, l>y imp Trustee. J K. Vanmatcr's K m Diane Syntax, by Dr. Syntax, out of Diana i; L Loycl's ch c. tirothcr to f larion by Monmouth Kelipse out of Oscar. First Hkat?Diana, the favorite, against the field. The Livingston eolt hail the pole, and led, with the mare right behind and the Clarion roll hanging on her tail. In this way, all in a row they went to the last turn, when they all huddled up together, and the Livingston rolt gave the course to the inure; the Clarion contenting himself with dropping behind, and playing a saving game Then commenced a beautiful struggle between the mare and the Clarion, down the straight aide with alternate success Thundering on they came, the mare inside and leading hy a length. At the gate, the Clarion made a desperate brush, which was responded to hy cheers from the stands; but the sturdy M T [ERA mare held her own, and dashed past the winning I post hy half a length. Time, 1 minute and 52 I seconds. Second IIkat-?TVn in nn ili#? m:?r?? Th? I mare had the pole and the horse wai on the outHide. At the signal, they all dashed away ut a tremendous pace, and the horse, who had been husbanding, his resources in the former heat, by u desperate effort dashed obliquely across the course within a tew feet from the stand, and took the track Cram both of his competitors. lie then took a lead ol a length and a half, in reward far tinsplendid achievement. After swinging out oi the first quarter, the mare challenged him, and closing up, went side by side with him down the lack stretch, leaving the Clarion, sweating in their dust, a length behind. On the turn, at the close of the back stietch, the mare, by a new effort took the lead, and the whole three rounded the curve in a line, neck and tail. On coming into the home stretch, both of the latter made a simultaneous rush, which brought them all in a huddle, and left I the result of the heat in extreme doubt; but the mare again shook them off, and the Clarion fell to the rear to challenge her ladyship no more. Not so the horse, who with determined perseverance brushed her again, and in the course of a most terrific struggle got side hy aide with her ut the gate, and finally stretched half a length in advance at the winning post, amid the cheers of nil the spectators on the ground. Time, 1 minute, 53 seconds. Tuirm Heat.?The Clarion colt was withdrawn, ami the contest now remained between the horse aim me mare, me otitis n.iii now ctiunged against the mare, as the extra weight which she was obliged to carry, on account ot her age, was thought to begin to tell. _ At the ta|> of the drum, the horse led galluntly off from the score by a length's advance. The inure challenged him bravely at the quarter turn, but only succeeded in getting her nose to his saddle, in which style they went all the way down the back stretch and into the straight side; down which he cante amid ciiea of " Ten to one on the horse !" The mare was, however, by no means discouraged, but stuck to h: ik galluntly till past the gate, when he st- iff by a renewed ellcrt, and dash' .... stand a winner by three lengths. Time, i ... Thus ended the lirst spring or trial meeting on the Union Course for 18-11 Though the attendance was small, it w as unusually select, and the races run, though lor small purses, and contested by horses unknown to tame, were highly interesting. The next most interesting spott ot the season, in our vicinity, takes place next Tuesday, ut the First Spring Meeting of the Fugle Course, Trenton; where there will be two days racing, in which most of the above horses wi'l take a part. Sk;iit3 for Stranukks.?This city is now full of strangers?the pious to attend the various religious conferences or the week?the politicians from the great Clay Convention at Baltimore?the man of business to tnuke his purchases?and the gentleman of leisure for his pleasures Among the many curiosities to be seen in and about the city, none ofFers more real inducement to gaze at, both on the score of usefulness and sight seeing, than the Croton Reservoir, on Filth Avenue and Forty-second street. The top of this maguificent structure has become, during the line weather we have had recently, one of the principal afternoon promenades of our most fashionable citizens. The entrance is front the Fifth Avenue, and, on reaching the top, the sight is grand indeed. After viewing the double basin, holding sixty millions of gallons, gaz.e lor hall an hour on the scene. Looking south, your eye passes over the whole city, its spires and splendid structures, until the view is closed by the blue btllu ot Staten Isluad. On a clear afternoon, this sight alone is worth a day's walk. Looking towards the East River, you observe tfte Shot 'low ri, |inn oi i.ii.nrvcu s isi.tuu, o ipp a nay, vv imamsburg, and the Navy Yard. It was ut Kipp's Hay tiie Hritish army landed and took possession of the city, at the commencement of the revolution. < >n the North Htver side, yott see lioboken, Hull's I'erry, Fort Lee, und the commencement of the Palisades?ths river dotted us fur as the eye can reacli with steamers and sloops. Looking towards llarlem, the scene is shut out hy the green lulls of Westchester und Fort Washington. No stranger should leave the city without visiting tins noble structure. A word or two as to getting out there. The. reservoir is situated about three miles and a half from the City Hall; a line walk, if one feels so inclined, and has no ladies with him, early in the morning, or in the cool of the afternoon. For pedestrians. the route would be this s Go un Hroadway until you rench Union N|uare?tuke the street to the right of the square, where tfie rail cars puss, and turn off at the middle road ascending the hill? five minutes walk brings yen to the reservoir. II you prefer riding, Palmer Ac Slocum's line of muni busses carry you to Twenty-Third street, from whence a carry-all takes you to the reservoir. The fare through is a shilling. It you prefer the railroad, jump in the cars in Chatham street opposite the Park, und y?u will be landed at the depot in Forty-Second street, within a minute's walk of the reservoir. This will he enough of sight-seeing lor one day Literary Notices. Like in the New Wori.d, hy i^entsfield?The third part of MSketches of American Society,** comprising the Courtship of llalph Doughby, Kut., has appeared, and Lilly confirms the praise?fully warrants the laudable curiosity lately sprung up to know more of Seatsliebl, whose works will \?o, IiUp tit.- mnuRtis I ..I it... . vi of the North,"?the "great unknown,"?send the one thousand and one foul spirit* that have so long libelled American character, into the obscure gloom of "dull forgetfulness," whence they should never have emerged. Although part three is hut short, we could make a long article in its praise, but the better way is, to leave those who read to judge lor themselves; and as for those who do not rend, "Seatsfield" we'll give them up as n had case. It may ke had of Winchester, 30 Aim street. The Hmm,aot>s of Ethiopia.?A few day* hack, on the appearance of the former part of this work, we took occasion to speak of it in high term*. Maior Harris' work lis already too well known to m.iae a notice necessary; equally unnecessary u it to advise those who read the first part to procure the second, lor that will he a matter of course,?to those who have not, we say buy both and read them. Tin; New Minuon.?Messrs. Morris ,V Willis continue to carry on this meritorious woik w ith great success. This part, part four, ci'. much that is excellent. Narrative and Re< < an Dikmk.Vs Hand.?This booh, now u . ... lirst tirn" given to the public, is destined to have vast circulation. This short production of the author, Mr. Stephen S. Wright, is the result of Ins painful and disastrous experience duiing a captivity on Van Dieimni's Land, to which penal Colony he w as transported by the tender mercies of the British authorities, lor happening to sympathise with Canadian reformers. For loving liberation with devotion, was the man, with others, condemned to slavery the most degrading, woelul, and abject; it freezes the youag blood to read it. There is nothing on record, since the famous black Mole of Calcutta, to exceed the horrors detailed in this hook. It is a plain unvarnished tale, and hears 011 its face the stamp of veracity. J. Winchester is the publisher. The Pnomnrncn Cnvcnv.?(Iver noil above the meri'sof the comedy, which hit unquestionable, ltd value, at leant its interrs', is a good deal enhanced by none circumstances which the reader will learn in a Ion? and ably written preface. An early application to Benjamin A* Young, the publishers, will be necennnry, an <he edition m certain to he exhausted in a very ahort time. Poems, nv Frances Anne HrtTt.ee?'Thin is a delightful little volume,?we Would never tire of It The t'ro of genius darto through its beautif ul pot me We think some of t^-in are unsurpassed hy any other female writer?even Mrs. Ileinun? herself This volume requires no praise ; it ia destined to climb Yon steep where Fame's proud temple shine* afar, , and place the name ol Mm. Butler on the list of the , greatest female poets. The work is from the press , of J. Pennington, Philadelphia. Poem by Christopher Pease Ceanch ?Carey < iJt Hurt, Philadelphia, have issued i small volume under this title. We have not been able to read the poems with sufficient attention to pronounce on their merits Some of them appear to he rather happy and smooth compositions. The Democratic Review ?The May No. of this ahle work supports its high reputation The articles with winch it abounds comprise almost every specimen of composition: poetry, romance, history, biography, political economy, commercial, financial, and critical. Kvery reader will find ititelleetun I viands to suit his taste, and feast without satisfy The Democratic Review is one of the hest of its kind published. Dorr Convicted.?The jury in this rase brought in # verdict ol guilty on Tuesday morning LD. From Albany. Albany, May Hth, 18-M. Adjournment?Billt Baited?Polite Bill Pamd. The Legislature of this Slate closed its nxtyseventh session at live this afternoon. It has been one of umi.-ual length, and of much interest. The Constitutional Amendments have engaged, assiduously and carefully inuch of the legislative time j having passed the amendments most desired, and indeed ilie only amendments in relation to which the public sentiment, to scarcely nnv extent, has been expressed. The Debt and Liability amendments, those in relatiivn to the irupreme Court and the Court of Chancery, and the ubro gallon ot the property (qualification for office, have ull received the requisite constitutional vote. The bill to establish a new Stute Prison in the mining region was one on which un honest diversity of sentiment existed, hut of which u decided majority of both branches regarded as essential to the public interests and the rights of the mechanics. It finally became a law under strong manifestations ol the gratification of that large and most deserving class of our citizens. 'Ilie lull had been tmccztil \aj if In till fl.^. - .? ?1. ... ! -!< r,..1ct u ubiiai ir?|u?rr ijh'iii , tmu u tunc etlect immediately. Consequently it did not go into operation until twenty days after its passage. This would be beyond the period of the session, and would preclude the appointment ol Mr. Cook, the desired agent, and who had been nominated by the Governor when the oversight was discovered the friends of the bill, aided by several Senators who had opposed it, suspended all the rules, and I aased through both houses the necessary clause to give the law immediate etlect. The bill to reduce lite number and provide for the election of Canal Commissioners by the |>eople, passed on MondayIt is a nioHt important change, for good or otherwise. The following were also among the public acts of the session:? To provide for the payment of the Unfunded Debt?authorizes a loan of ?'900,0(10, and imposes a tax of one tenth of a mill. In relation to the State Lunatic Asylum at liiea. Appropriates ?70,000 to enlarge and complete the asylum. To establish a State Normal School, in Albany. Approprift'es ?9,000, annually unexpended niciieys, lor i his purpose. To authorize the Utica and Schenectady Railroad Company to carry freight. To provide for the preservation of the pubi c works. Appropriates a sum not exceeding ?150,000; ti. be expended under the most careful guards. The New York Police Bill. To reduce the fees of Surrogates. To amend the New York Common School law. In aid of the Albuny, Geneva, and New Vork Medical Colleges. For rebuilding the New York Arsenal In aid of the Genessee Wesleyau Seminary. For lowering t>?e level of Seneca Lake. The Excise lull? the bill to abolish militia parades ?the bill in aid of the Hudson Lunatic Asylum? me uiii proviuniK iui i?y crruuntn iicin uie Canal Board to the Supreme C ourt, and ttie toll in relation to the rights of Married women?which passed the Assembly, were either rejected or laid over, for want ol time, by the Senate. 1 In- bill relative to the weighing ol merchandise in the city of New York, passed by the Senate, was lost withe House. The bill of resumption, as it iscnlled by the locofocos, authorising any expenditure upon the canals for the benefit of speculators, under the nutne of " Rcpairt," passed both Houses by a email vote, consisting of the Conservatives, ol whom there is a goodly sprinkling, combined with the Whigs to a man. Speculation and contracts are now the order of the day ; and by this you may see an easy transition Iroin old Hoffman's policy of retrenchment of 1H-I2 to the utmost extravagance of Whig expenditure. Hy the way, the Admiral will visit your city in a few days, probably on Wednesday or Thursday nexf, when lie will make old Tiiniuiany ring again with Ins strong and sonorous voice. He is radical, root and branch. He goes against all speculations; and most especially against the peculators <Y the contractors on the canals, whom Governor Bouck seems most especially to favor, llis Cabinet, however, nre as radical as Hoffman, the Admiral of Herkimer; Flagg, Young, Barker, and the rest, are for cutting of! the contracts ol the Whigs and puymg up the difference. The democratic caucus met this evening a' the capital, the time-honored old temple of democracy. There was thr devil to pay?but in a subdued, yet most determined tone, Senator Bockee reud a smooth and welj conceived address to ihe democratic party, which was listened to w,th marked attention, and received with applause. In lact, in that grave assembly of senators and representatives, it was considered as a plain, unvarnished nrodllolinn lint rif trrnnl m, ril on.I il..m<-uinir n( profound meditation. I have subjoin listened to any political address with niorc interest. It whs Democratic t?? the core, and yet courteous and dignified., If the Whig* cut answer it,let them do to. Yon will receive a copy by the next mail. The resolutions were also sdirurahle, so far rs they were confined to the legitimate objects of the caucus. Hut, it seems, they must go a little farther than was nbeolutely necessary. The writer, Mr. Sanford, of New York, must needs endorse Gov. ' Bouck in the strongest terms He was not content to win the Democratic race by a four mile heat, but he must run a whole mile round the course, afterwards, to show his puces. Hosworth, the Conservative, must have forced the objectionable resolutions upon the committee. Jones of the Monate, 1 mean David K Jones of Long Island, hailing, however, from New York occasionally, just ns Frelinghuysen of New Jersey hails from the empire city, voted for Bouck also. The vote I w ill give you directly. That vote is intended to endorse the old white "Imrse" as ihey call him. It was expected of your delegation, when they came hither from a radical and democratic city, that tin y would faithfully represent the democratic party. But while you have the '2<l..VC> democrats, whom the devil himself cannot corrupt, hehold how their representatives have, deceived them. The democrucy are most cruelly belied by nine-thirteenths ol your representatives When the question came up in regard to the endorsement of Bouck, some of the best of the locolocos bolted ; they had no notion of being crammed with the imbecility and conservatism of the Executive. Here is the vote against Bouck in the caucus:? Of Ihr .Senate. ? Demi i? ton, Deyo, Lester, Porter, Scott, Strong V'nrney?7. Of Ihr llimir.?Field, Flnnderi, Ulanicr, Hodman, (glorious old Hodman.) fliirlburd, Loo, Miinn, Noyes, Sherrill, I) II Smith, S. Smith, Ktimson, Strong, TutntU, Warren, Vomiga ? Tlus vote was received, as it progressed, with many rounds of applause from the audience.? Glasier, of your city, led off, and moved the rejection of the resolution commendatory of Bouck. He had no idea of endorsing linn for another term. He was seconded by Mann, also of your city.? Jansen, if present, would have gone the same ticket ; but ne was not there. Now, it yon please, see the reverse of your delegation? your democratic delegation:? For Bonck's nomination?Jones, Lot I. Varian, (conservative Senators;) Bosworfh, Burke, Carr, Davazac, Fleet, Jeremiah, Boss, K. Sanford, Suydam, (conservative A semhlymen ) Old Hoffman?glorious old H< flrnan?the Admiral of democratic Herkimer, will, as I said le-'nre, be down among yon < men I ainiiiany M ill to him, not tlio Tabernacle?near the "old man rloquent." lie in tli" most rturprimn^ man of our liny. II" 11 tli" most eloquent man 1 have ever heard. II li" should ront" among you with In* nepner-and unit "oat, pray pay respect to it and him, jor he manufactured it himself on his own larnt. tict out all tli" democrats?the radicals, 1 mean, and they may be sure their eats with tingle with delicti! at the sound of his trumpet voice, and cogent, logical eloquence. He is the man who saved the State from bankruptcy, in IH42, or thereahouts, while Bonek was favoring the contractors on a canal coriimiSHioners enterprise. How wolully we arc deceived sometimes. A Sativk Amkricai 1'kkr ? Onr friends, the natives," will hardly believe that we have a native |,ord tn this country, yet such is the fnrt. An r>ld peer too, ns far ua descent goes, and an honorable descent likewise. Lord Fairfax, of Fairfax county, Virginia, who can at any time claim his seat in the Scottish |ieeragc, and vote for the representative peers of Scotland in the Frilled Kingdom id <ireat Britain The original patent of nobility bears date ( harlee I., October lHth, If-T. and is styled Lord Fairfax of Cameron He is a lineal descendant of that Lord Fairfax w horn Cromwell deceived when Charles was executed, Fairfax was prepared to stay the execution, hut < romwell kept htm in conversation nil the deed was over. Ilia son emigrated to Virginia during the civil wars that ensued, and there his descendants have resided ever since. Several of this family are in our navy. A Stiiikr.?The laborers on the Hartford and Springfield Heilroad struck tor higher w?g>*? on the first of Mny, anil work l\?? been suspended The price paid was eighty c-nts a day; the lihorrti strike lor one dolls day

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