Newspaper of The New York Herald, July 26, 1844, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated July 26, 1844 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. Hew York, Friday, July 36, 18*4. 09? For news by the Southern Mail see fourth P*l? Tht Illustrated Weekly Herald. Thi6 H ukly Herald, illustrated with beautiful engravings descriptive of intereaiing and charac teristic incidents in the lives of ihe Presidential Candidates, will be puo'ished to-morrow morning si 9 o'clock. knottier Batch of Fran rant Extracts from the Party Newspapers. We continue on our firat page the re-publicaiiou of some of the violent abuse and low blackguard ism with which the political press haa been teem ing! for the last few mouths. 11 anv thing can shame these presses into decency this ought to do it. If they can look on this reflr-ction of their char o er? without being sensible of their degrada tion, there is no hope for them. But tine re-pnbli cation will certainly have another and more im portant effect. It will effectually open the eyes ol an intelligent community to the worthlessneus and unprincipled character of the political papers?the folly of paitizanahip?and the absurdity of being led away by political excitement. It is very amusing to examiue some of this abuse. An immense quantity of it has reference to Mr. Polk's grand-father and all the old gentleman's re latives, who have been quietly slumbering in their graves for the last quarter of a century. Mr. Polk's pedigree has been subjected to the most searching scrutiny, and numberless affidavits have been made for the purpose of establishing the astound ing fact that he really had a grand father. It it very probable that the next inquiry will be whether the old chap was a bona fide descendant of the highly respectable patriarch who cultivated the fragrant flower-beds of Eden at a very earl> period of the history of horticulture, and before pantaloons came into fashion. The locofocos have wasted a small Niagara of ink for the purpose of showing that Mr. Clay is a duellist and man of blood, and therefore unfit to be President; but when it is thrown in their teeth that Mr. Polk has rather more meeknesH than manhood, and when smitten on one cheek gra ciously presents the other to the stniter, these same very virtuous and decalogue-keeping locofocos jump up and swear that Mr. Polk can eat fire with any man! Mr. Clay is abused because he is a gambler?Mr. Frelinghuysen is abused because he is a holy man and goes to prayer meetings. The chi.e?"S have been rung with such effect on the churn that Mr. Clay is a duellist, that the whin journals have taken a world of pains to defend him on this point. They condemn the practice < f duelling?offer all sorts of excuses for Mr. Clay? attempt to palliate his conduct by every possible apology?say that he was quite a verdant youth when he fought a duel?swear that he detests duelling?and yet in the very same breath the) aver that Mr. Poik, because he is an infamous, un mitigated,and irreclaimable coward,who won't figtu a duel, is altogether unfit to be President of the United Slates. In this astoundingly acute proces* of ratiocination the Courier and Enquirer, as u matter of course, has especially distinguished it self?its consistency generally maintaining, with astonishing accuracy, the equilibrium with its common sense. Bui it is unprofitable work to go into any elaborate exposure of the inconsistencies ?the absurdity?the vulgarity?the unmitigated blackguardism of the abuse poured out by both parties upon their opponents. We can find no parallel to the filthiness of those political editors, who live by concocting and squirting filth, except in the loathsome toad, who finds in foul holes, congenial home wherein to nourish his venom and bloat his deformities. After all, however amusing the absurdities and inconsistencies of these retailers of political black guardism may be, the inspection of their vib- abut-' awakens very painful feelings. It is indeed a anil spectacle, which the vast majority of the newsptu per presses of this country present. In what a de graded point of view do they exhibit our politic)! contests! How the enemies of republican insti tutions must gloat over all this! But we do not dr spair of seeing this evil abated. The mass of the people are thoroughly disgusted with such conduct. The public taste is improving, and by and by the publication of auch vile abuse and lying scurrility will be considered bb infamous as that of the blue and yellow literature of the brothels. Tat Disturbances in the Democratic Ranks.? The conspiracy of the Evening Pott to break up the democratic party in the approaching electioi, ia the great topic of discussion in all the political journals. The whig journals, of course, gloat over the business with great satisfaction. The Pltbeinn of yesterday fulmin^fea another column or two ot fierce vindictive, and the Evening Pott replies with provoking coolness. In tact the anti-Texas eligus have concocted their measures with infinite judgment and cunning, and can afford to laugh et their opponents. They are organized all over the State, us appears from the notice for a mass met i* ingat Rochester, in the very centre of the western district. In Missouri, Mr. Benton's State, the same feeling which animates this conspiracy is ir resistible, and no doubt its ramifications extend lar and wide. This is, indeed, a very serious die turbance in the democratic ranks, and unlesssonn - thing be done to check it, the election of Mr Clay and defeat of Polk are inevitable. Saratoga Springs.?Our late accounts from Saratoga Springs represent that never, during any former season did such crowds flock to it as in the present one. The hotels and boarding houses ot that beautiful village are thronged ; three or four of the best class are crammed, and at the United States Hotel, which is the principal one of that place, no less than four or five hundred persons sit down to dinner everyday. From all quarters o the country?east, west, north and south, partu ;? flock in without intermission. They generally re main but a few days?then set off for the Lakes, or Niagara Falls, or Canada, or some ot the other new watering places or springs in that direction. Even Ballston, which has been for a number of years in a state of decay, has acquired new lif<, and is now recovering in a remarkable manner. The amusements prevailing at Saratoga are well known. Getting up in the morning at 6o'clock, walking down to the springs and swallowing some half dozen glasses of mineral water?returning to breakfast, then contriving to loiter and while awny a tew hours, sometimes driving out to the lake, < t others rambling to the bowling green, or visiting the shooting gallery, and repairing to the dinmr table at two o'clock, constitute the daily round 11 Saratoga recreations, until the afternoon arrivrr, bringing with it its own kind of amusements?the dance, or hop of some description, at one or ano ther of the hotels. The proceedings of the ioirltt are usually diversified with a pretty liberal amount of scandal, and personal s'ander and censorious babblings about the persons, manners, and dress ol ?ach other, with a due proportion of coquetting and flirting, and all sorts of nonsense. The season generally closes about the middle or end of Au gust ! it is brief, but joyous. Musical Movements.?Last evening Mdile Bo; ghese left town tn route for Saratoga, where sh> intends to give a concert on Thursday evrnini next in the saloon of the United States Hotel She will be assisted by Perozzi, Sanquirico am Etienne, the latter, director of the music. Thi selection of pieces is very good, consisting of tin choicest gems of VElitire?R Furtoto?Genma d Vtrgy ?II Bar biere and other favorite operas doubt the charming prima donna will be well pa roniaed by thetcrowds a' Saratoga, who certain!' must need soma vutertaiunieiit to vary tha stsrsa I uugrsas Waisr and scandal B! ! Intervention ofthe Kawftan Power* to ftp i vent tbe inneiatleu of Texas. Ma. Editor .The eagerness of no many American*, for unt ; tin* Texas to thi* mighty republic, has aroused a ! jealousy throughout Europe, of which even you 1 are not aware. The meeting of the great sove re.igns, which is to be held a tew weeka hence, is for ihe express purpose of checking that increase ot territory which so mauy of our representative* are anxious to promote; and will be followed by a declaration front all the great powers in Europe, that the United tita ea shall riot either by n* gotta tion or force, approach one inch nearer to Mexico, nor send her armed citizens beyond her southern frontier, or acioss the Rocky Mountains. Thus lias ttie ill-iitned ambition ot a few demageguea, r ised a lealousy against our country which a little while ago would not have been thought possible; hut France, Russia, Prussia, and Austria, are now determined to join the rest of Europe in preventing the vast population of the United States from hav ing that dictatorial power, which the gold ot Mexi co would certainly give it ; and the French arid British ambassadors will soon communicate this determination to our president if thev have not ni ready done it. Onk in thk ^kcust The idea that the sovereigns ot Europe intend to hold a Congress amongst other measure* for the prevention of the annexation of new territory to the United States, is plausible enough. The recent Mexican documents published in this country?the letters of Santa Anna and of the Secretary of State inviting the intervention of European powers to prevent the Uniied Stales from annexing Texas, would certainly seem to warrant the supposition that some such measure as that alluded to by this correspondent was in contemplation, and the idea acquire* greater plausibility when we consider the conduct of the British and French newspaper prees and the leading members of the government ot those countries. It is also not at all unlikely that the lute visit of the Emperor of Russia to England may have had some reference to this mutter; it certain, at all events, that Russia claims a great part of the north-western territory of this continent, which must of course, in process of time, be gra dually absorbed by the United Slates in their pro gress to power and dominion. But there is another reason to induce the belief, that the powers of Europe would gladly avail them selves of any pretext to create jealousy and opposi tion to this couutry iu Europe, and excite nil soits ni prejudices against our institutions and policy.? The United States, in consequence of the vastly in creased facilities of communication between our shores and the old world, exercise an influence on the despotisms of Europe, somewhat akin to that exercised by the French Republic before Napoleon became Emperor. Our success?our increasing wealth?our growing prosperity and power, are re. volutionizing the opinions of the great masses of the old world. Every Presidential message, which is republished in England and France, and all over Europe, is a revolutionary document, producing a far more powerful effect than the revolution in Franc*. The sublime spectacle, which this coun. try presents, of twenty millions ot freemen, enjoy ing, under the blessed influence of self-government, an unexampled degree of national and individual prosperity, without a monarchy?without an aris tocracy?without privileged classes?without an established church?without any of the feudal and oppressive institutions of the dark ages?is, at this moment, producing a tremendous revolution in 'he kingdoms of the old world. And the assemblage of a Congress of the potentates ot Eu rope, under the pretext of opposing the annexation of Texas, would be merely an effort to create pre judices against this country, and to prevent the spread of republican principles amongst their op pressed people. The idea of such a Congress hav ing the slightest power to prevent the annexation is too laughable to be entertained for a moment. It he United States and Texas are unanimously in favor of that act, it can be done in twenty-four hours, and all the combined powers of Europe could not prevent it. It is very evident, from all these matter* con nected with the Texas question in Europe, that the civilized world t* assuming a new charac ter: the masses of intelligence and Christianity are forming themselves into two great camps?the one on thi* continent aud the other on the old. In less ihan a quarter of a century, we will see the old governments ot Europe leagued together as one ?nan against this country, its institutions, its gov ernment, its princi] les, and every thing connected with it. At the same time we are now slowly, quietly, but surely, effecting a revolution amongst the masses in Europe which will eventually sweep away Buch hypocritical reformers as O'Connell and all the rotten monarchies and tyrannioal dynas ties which have weighed the people to the dust. Post Office Mismanagement.?We had of late so many complaints from our subscribers in relation to the mismanagement of the Post Office affairs, that we could not attend to them individually at all, and we perceive that we are not alone tn this matter, but that many of our contemporaries have equal cause for grumbling Wejfind the following in the Coitrier jr Enquirer of yesterday:? To ova Wkiklt 9ub?chiberi.?We have received al moat every day lor several week* pa*t, from the eastern and northern section* of the Unisn, complaints from our ?tibsctibers that our weekly paper does not reach them un til one day, and very often two dsys, after the receipt of our daily of the same date We owe it to these subscriber* and to ourselves, to say, that tbt entire blame of the matin reiti with the frnc York City Pott Office. Our weekly papers are alwayt deposited in the office before three o'clock on Saturday morning of each week; and although the mails do not leave until six or seven o'clock they are ?.uttered to lie in the office until Sunday; and in many cases until Monday morning. We have complained, re monstrated. protested and done everything in our power to effect a change: hut our efforts have been fruitless Whether they will be more successful hereafter or not, wecannotary; but tiny shall not be discontinued. If by any means in our power we ran induce our New York Postmaster to do his duty in this respect, all cause of cor ? plaint will be removed, until then we beg our friends to be as patieut as possible, and to rest assured that the fault is not ours. We have no doubt that all this is correct, for we have abundant evidence in our possession of its accuracy In fact we believe that the Post Office Department during the last eighteen months or two years, has deteriorated more than any other de partment of the government in ten times the fime whilst it has been under the misinanHgementofMr. Wickhffe. His blundering, careless, unconrteotis, uncompromising spirit has, it seems, been commu nicated to all his immediate subordinates, and pat ticularly to a'l those who have been placed in of fice since the mantle of Mr. Tyler was spread over the department. The only persons in the Post Of fice establishment who attend to their business, are the honest and industrious clerks who have remain ed in office under successive administrations. The new incumbents of late years are utterly unfit for their posts, for they do any thing but attend to the post. Hence the voluntary associations for th< purpose of conveying letters and newspapers. Un less there be something done soon to rectify abuse and reform the Department, it will be completely disorganized before another year. Military Excursion.?The State Fencibles, of this city,accompanied by Dodaworth's fine band,leti this city for Poughkeepsie on Tuesday last, to spend a few days at that place. The company is under the command of Capt. Geo. Lyons, and their rank and file are composed ot a fine body of young men. We have often had occasion to notice thif fine company, and have been very much pleased to find such good discipline displayed by the men composing the same. The company return on Friday next, by the steamer Troy, which will ar rive at about 5 P. M., foot of Courtlandt street, n< ioubt highly delighted with their jaunt. We tin demand they are to be received at the boat by orn ot the creek of thisoty. Naval.?United States sloop of war Vandal tailed Irom Port au Prince 9th inst., for A' Cayes; officers and crew all well. Steamship (treat Western.?Captain Paxti ?t Boston, front Port au Prince, reports that i the 21st inst., in lat. 39 48, Ion 71, saw a steam steering eaat This was probably the Great Wet em. Ohio Rivee?At Pittsburg, on Monday, th< Ohio Rivor had four and a half last of water in the ehan nai Tn Reform in Broadway ?We offered a few suggestion yesterday, with the view of aiding the | city authorities iu carrying out, with propriety and efficiency, the work ot removing certain nuisances | in Broadway at night We are certainly glad to per ceive an eflort to keep thai great thoroughfare fret Irorn ihe rowdies and abandoned women who have of late so much outnged public decency by then polluting presence But us we suggested yesterday, ] the mode in which this is attempted is liable to some objections. In the first place, the seizure ol the miserable outcasts in a very rude and harsh j manner by the watchmen, occasions no little dis turbance. A crowd iu each instance is collected, | and a miniature riot is the result, some taking pari with the female and others w ith the officers. And then the mere apprehension and confinement of the poor wretches in the "Tombs," cannot eradi cate the evil. Besides, is there not danger that virtuous females of the lower class, returning home alotn- Irom their places of employ merit, may be subjected, in 3oine cases, to the harsh treatment ol j the officers 1 The houses of ill-fame must be suppressed, and a pro|?er asylum must be provided for their unfortu nate inmates Wt tnink that the city government | should at once set about the erection of a "Magda len Asylum," for the reception of abandoned wo men, in order that a chance may be afiorded them of returning to the paths of rectitude, and saving themselves from destruction. Indeed, we are sur prised that the private benevolence of the moral I and religious community has not long ago estab-1 lished an institution of this kind. A tithe of the funds expended on magnificent projects for promo ting Christianity in foreign parts, applied at home iu this work of mercy Rnd true charity, would ef fect incalculable good. Let a movement, however, be now at once made by the authorities to provide this asylum for the unfortunuie \ ictinis of vice and the destroyers of female happiness and virtue. It is to be hoped, indeed, that the measures adopt ed by the authorities may have the effect of deter ring abandoned women from appearing in the streets. What we chiefly complain of is, the un necessary harshness and brutality manifested by the officers in apprehending these poor creatures, and the disturbance to the public peace which is thus occasioned. The evil attempted to be suppressed is a very great one, and none of our readers can suppose that we are at all inclined to discourage the authorities in the work of its suppression. But all reforms should be attempted with propriety ami without any unnecessary violence This reforti can certainly never be completed unless one sug-1 gestion?one which we have repeatedly presented be acted on That is, the necessity of suppressing the houses of ill-fame, and the erection of a "Mag delen Asylum." Dr. D. Lardner ?This learned and scientific gentleman addressed a lull house last evening, on the wondere of the stellar universe. Dr. L.'s powers are well known, and seldom has a more triumphant instance been given of what eloquence and learn ing combined can do, than was witnessed on thai occasion. Scarcely had he opened his mouth on j the sublime theme?the wonders of " the hrav. o'erhanging canopy"?of numbers, extension and magnitude, than he evoked a sympathy with his-1 audience that continued whilst he uttered a syllu hie. It is obvious that the Doctor is a speaker of a high order. He who can invest the stern sublimi ty of science with all the attractiveness of a poem or romance?he who can inspire his aadience with the lively emotions visible on every hand last night ? he whoso rhetoric can give feature, and form.and deficitivvness to the abstruse and hardly conceiv: ble wonders of astronomical research, and present them in the form ol an artless narration?is a ra u of rare ability, and a worthy oral expounder of those high truths. In consequence of the high value placed upon these lectures and exhibitions, we understand that numerous and pressing solicitations have been ad dresst-11 III Dr. L tn lengthen the emirse, so as embrace the most recent discoveries of philosopTTT; to which, we have the pleasure of learning, he i-i tends to accede at some future and not distant dav We regret that our space does not permit us Ik give even a synopsis of the lecture of last night; I but what is better, it will be repeated this evening, | as' many were prevented by the weather from at tending on the previous one. The exhibition will be a grand affair. Hundred of optical illustrations?galvanization of rabbits burning metals by the blow pipe?in Bhort, all that is usually comprised in a course of lectures, wi ll be given this evening, which will positively be tl> last. More Trouble in Hildkhbkrg.?There seem to be more trouble in Hilderberg. It appears frotn what we hear, that in the early part of this week there was quite a flare up on the VanRensaelalr e? tate. On Monday or Tuesday the Sheriff of th* eounty attempted to serve a writ on the Hilderberg, when he was surrounded by a party of the tenant dressed as Indians. They strip|ied him of his p pers and then tarred and feathered him. Those win accompanied the Sheriff' were relieved of theit boots and marched over craggy hills and roads, t their great annoyance and pain. Their horses were cut loose and the "pisintry" seemed to have ha it all their own way. We have since received the Albany Advertise * of yesterday, giving the following additional par ticulars:? We regret to learn that the Sheriff of Rensselaer coui - ty, in attempting to serve certain process on the tenant" of Wm. P. van Rensselaer, Esq , has been resisted an the power of the law set at defiance We understan that yesterday the Sheriff, attended by his deputy, Mi Allen of Lansingburgh, and a civil posse of some sevent* five citizens, proceeded from Troy for the purpose *'.' serving declarations in ejectment upon tenants of th' Manor in the towns of Ntephentownaml Sandlake. Whei the posse arrived at Alps Corners, in the town of Staph eutown, they were met by about 100 men disguised as In ilians, armed with muskets, pistols, hatchets and othn weapons. The men surrounded the posse, unhitched th' horses from their teams and turned them loose The; then demanded and obtained from Deputy Sheriff All* his papers, which were immediately burnt, and the Depu ty and a Mr. Eastman, of East Nassau, were tarred an feathered; some of the men standing over them am1 threatening them with personul violence in case the; mnde the least resistance The remainder af ttie pons only escaped similar treatment by a promise to leave th* town forthwith ?which they did, and all returned to Troy. We give the statement as it waa detailed to us b) an eye-wiTicss Whatever the burdens under which th* tenants labor may be, this is not the way in which the* are to be removed or redressed. The conduct of the'* m*-n, whoev er they lie, is a gross violation oi law, an must lie promptly and effectnally dealt with. Silas Wright.?The great statesman of New York, Mr. Senator Wright, has declared his intee tion of refusing the nomination for Governor, if i< should be offered him. He has written to th* young democracy here, positively drclining to h* run. Already this has created quite a ferment i*> the ranks, just as if the conspiracy of the Evening Pott clique had not given trouble enough 8 Major Jack Downing in the Field.?We set by an advertisement in the Tribtint that "Majoi Jack Downing" has announced a new Saturday liertndiral, which he intends to issue in a few days What Major Jack Downing ia this 1 la it a real o a counterfeit 1 There is a Major Jack Dowmny down east, and one in New York who is altogetnei a different personage. Philadelphia Riots.?The riots in Southward have given way to riots of words before Judgt Jones. In the investigation, Capt. Saunders is at - vere upon the Wayne Artillery and Capt. Fairlani! most dreadfully cuts up the Markle Rifle Corps oi "points of courage." These last are the mop harmless of all riots. Niblo's Garden.?The beautiful ballet of tin Revolt of the Harem will be presented this eve ning at this popular establishment, together with th amusing farce called Saratoga Springs, Mr. Mitchall ap pearing us Timothy Tapewell, in the latter piece. Fua Trad*.?Three Mackinaw boats, belonging tn Messrs Foe k Livingston of New York, arrived to din from the Yellowstone river; their cargoes consist of AA> packs of buffalo robos and fura. They bring no now* o importance -Si Louts Bra, July 1A. Wreck of thk PcMoowtR William.?In one of the Ronton of a recent date, we find the an nexed card, to which we referred yesterday:? Ma Sutra* Tho undersigned were the passengers ia the Kchooner'Williani, ot Maiblehead, who wnn m eoad from shipwreck by Captain I'oiner, ot the French hug ?? Jrtiun. Ludovic," and brought to New Voile, an account ot w hich haa already been generally published in the newspaper*. It wan with surprise that we taw laat evening, lor the firm tuna, an article in the Mercautih iournaTof the lath nut ant, copied Irom a New York pa per, cksiging us with ingratitude to Capta 11 Poirier. The circumatance , aa you lightly conjectuie are incur I; indeed they are false in seven rectly stated ; indeed they are false in several essential particular-, and we venture to assert could never have been communicated by Capt Poirier, but are the offspring of a loeling of malevolence in some quarter, lor which wi cannot account We were received by Capt Poirier in the kindest manner and treated by bim, by his olHcois, passengers and crew, with the most hospitable attention On our arrival at the Quarantine Howls, in New York hat bor, we acknowledged the kindness anil hospitality ot Capt Poirier?hut wo were strangers in that city, nunc quainted with any of the inhabitants, destitute of money or credit, uml uncertain what course we should adopt to obtain the means cf defraying our ex (tenses to our homes And Copt. Poirier, with a generosity which r< Recti honct on his character, disclaimed, promptly and decidedly .any intention or wish of receiving from us uny compensation Tor his kind conduct On leaving his vessel, we hade tare well to every person on board, individually, and thanked them ull for their favors We shook bands with the cap mill-expressed, in the strongest language which occur red to us, our sense of tho obligations which we owed him, snd interchanged with htm wishes lor future pros perity and happiness uur feelings were expressed in n communication, which we give to the reporter of the N w York Herald for publication, but which, for som> reason unknown to us, was suppressed?and a libel or. our character and conduct inserted in its stead Since then, ill health and other circumstances beyond our con trol. have prevented us from preparing an article for th< public papers, expressive of our feelings towards the no ble hearted Captain Poirier, and his officers and crew ? We trust that those editors who have copied the article referred to, will also find room for the above explanation. GEORGE W. HEED. CHARLES GELSTON. Boston, July JO, 1644. It is to be seen that we are here charged with buji nreseing a letter of thanks and publishing a libel on the character of the writers in its stead. Lev u> set how much ot this charge is correct. On the 5th instant we learned that the French brig Jeune Ludovic had put into this port for provisions and to land several persona who had been picked up at sea. We collected the facta in the case and pub lished them in the following form [From New York Herald, July 6.] Aerited ?French brig Jeune Ludovic, Poirier, 26 days from Port au Prinoe?bound to Havre, put In for a supply of water and provisions, and to land the crew of schr William, picked up at sea. Miscei.lai?eous ?Disaster at Sea.?The French brig Jeune Ludovic, from Port au Prince, bound to Havre, pui into this port this morning to land the passengers and crew of the schr William, Bridges. The Jeune Ludovic. when in lat. 10, 30. Ion. 76. fell in with a boat full of men. snd took them on hoard They belonged to the echr Wil lism, Bridges, of Marblehead, from Miragnane (St. D>< mingo) for Boston, and stated that on the ] Ith of June, off' Cape Nicola Mole, at 6 P.M , was struck by a white squall, and filled immediately . Capt Bridges, and a sea man named Grosvenor Williams, were drowned. Tin mate, four men, and Messrs C. Gelston and G. W Reed passengers, floated on boards and spurs until 1J o'clock at night, whan they found the boat had drifted about th< ocean in her untif picked up by the above brig They were very much exhausted, and lost everything they had Messrs. Uelston and Reed are partners, merchants at Mi ragoane, and were obliged to leave on account of tl e troubles in the island. In five or six hours after the above was in type we received a statement of the wreck from our news collector, signed by "one of the sufferers." Finding that the report which was already in the hands of the printer contained the material fact* ot the case, we laid this statement one side As, however, t e aggrieved parties, Messn Gelstou ite Reed, refer to it, we will now give it word for word as it was received:? Shifrfck of THt ScHoopot* William.?The ichoom t William ul Marblebesd "Mass" Cap! Philip Bri Iges, Loa-I i-d with Coffee and Logwood, with two pasengers or ioard Chat 1ns Oelaton ol Sagharbor N York an-t George W Reed of Danvers Man* boath of the Arm of (j W Reed it Co Boston and boy sailed from Miragoan* on the 13th June for Boiton. The iccond day out at 6 o'clock P. M. she capuaed in ? equal Cape St. Nickolas Mole barring Northe East din tance ten miles and sunk in five minutes The Cap was in the cabin when the accident took place he sin ,-ceded in getting out and upon a hoard the first sea wash ? ?d him of and he sunk immediately no more was seen *? him afterwards The rest got what hoards could lr <avel into a raft very fortunately enough to keep on: heads above water All might have hen saved in the bout as it was but half lull when the vessel when down bm three or four trying to get in at the same time upset it then all fled for the boards. The wind blowing very hard seas evry few minutes breaching over the ratt. All knew we should be lost if we could not get the boat and st this time we had drifted out of sight of it. And who should go. on enquiring no one could swim but Mr Rei and the boy they took a hoard aud stalled swum aho. half a mile and returned with the boat. All endevoui ? were made to get the water out but to no effect the sea washing over it all theitimewe thought we should b obliged to remain in the same situation untill mornitu. thincking then the wind and sea would subside all to u> ? there endeavours to keep the hoards together and near th boat during the night, unfortunately they got aeperate-t and one of the crew by the name of Orovner Williams drill ed away and waa not seen afterwards after we had been ii the water seven or e gbt hours the sea imoothen a litth and we succeeded in getting the water out of the beat We got in and if any persons were ever tbanckful fo there deliverence it was us, although we had lost even thing but what we had on We took a few hoards lo'i paddles and commenced paddling for the neareit land i< ?he morning we tried to get to the laud as we suppose*: near the Mole we could not gain it aa the wind and at-. waa strong from the North East we had nothing to as certain were we were but though we might get to S Marks and then proceed to Port au Prince therefore put the boat before the wind and aet some boards forsaiirt and (ailed that way until night then we wished toalte' our course but could not as the sea would break and fill the boat if not before them The next morning saw a brig near the land we mad> our course for her. When tbey saw us they thought w were pirates from Cuba and tried to get away during the day it had been nearly calm for that reason we gain ed upon her. As we came nesre her they saw by our tig nals that we must he in distress then they came down foi us, we came alongside utioui 3 o'clock in the alternooi it proved to he a French Brig the Jenne Ludovic Cap' Poiricr from Port au Prince hound to Havre From Ul timo the William capsized untill we came onboard th? brig we had nothing to eat or drink tome had no closes to cover the body the sun being so powerful in this clime that many were very badly blistered When we came on hoard we were nearly exausfed the Capt and all received ns very kindly gavits us food and close and done ever} 'hing in his (tower for our comfort tlioea that were sick In gave medicines and it seamed his greatest pleasure was ti assist us. although wr belling to a different country from him yet he could not have done more for us if we had been one of his own country men, we shall always tee* grateful to him also to the pasengers on board lorthei kindness to us. and aa be is ohliged to go out of his wuj to bring us to our country and friends we hope he may be amply rewarded for his trouble and loss of time And mo; thoes who are to settle the nffsres of this disaster hear i> miad it is with one who has an veil our lives We heleave the American Government will do Jnttic. on tboes officers who settle such business, will soon on our arrival "Signed" ONE OF THE SUFFERERS. Several days after we had thrown by theae details ol the wreck, furnished by " one of the suf ferers," a card was sent to us by a French gentleman, which reflected somewhat severely on the conduct of Messrs. Gelston <te Reed. We in serted this card injustice to Captain Poirier, an en tire stranger in this country ; and it is this card that has brought out the statement we have taken trom a Boston paper. We republish the card [From the New York Herald, July 13 ] UniTiTt nr.?Most of the New York papers have re corded the loss of the American schooner " William, t-l vlarblehead." and the saving of six ol her crew and two of her passengers, by Captain Poirier, of the French brig " Joune Ludovic,"hound to Havre, France. The sequel may he interesting to some of your readers When Captain Poirier first saw the boat of the "Wil liam" it was blowing a gale; he bore down to the boat nod at the imminent risk of his own lite, he sttcceeeded it getting all hands on hoard. They were in a starving con dition and almost naked ; their wants were all supplied, lood and raiment provided The two passengers. Messrs. C. Gelston and O W. Heed, wealthy citizens of the neigh hot hood of Boston, were taken by Captain P Into his own cabin, and hoarded at his own table; from this time the weather for 30 days continued tempestuous, and Captain P feari ig that his stores would not nold out till he reach >-d Havre, determined to make for New York, landed bis shipwrecked friends at (Quarantine on the 3th instant when, to his astonishment these " gentlemen." as well as the crew, lelt him without offering him even their thanks The above is a true statement, as made by Captain Poirier he saving at the sama time, that he wished the puhlir should know how his services to these respectable citizens were requited by them It is hoped that his wish will bt gratified, and that those editors who noticed the ship wrack will also publish the sequel. GALLIA Now as Messrs. Gelston & Reed have thought proper to stale that we suppressed their card in or tier ro libel their character; that the statement w? published did not emanate from ( Bptain Poirier : and that they did shake hands with the captaii tnd French crew after "eating of their bread ant drinking of their cup" for twenty days, we liaveob 'ained Irom several highly respectable French gen Itlemen of this city the following, which we givi | in order to lay the whole matter before the public Caso ?In answer to the communication Inserted in th> Boston Mercantile Journal and dated July -JOth, signed bj Messrs C. Gelston and G W. Reed, the I wo passengers oi I ttoard of the schooner Williams of Marhlehead. relative t< | their conduct towards the French Captain Poirier, m the undersigned testily that on Saturday the fkh inst. Cap tain Poirier complained to us and also to many others that after having anchored at the quarantine ground an> while ashore to replenish his atoree, the above name* P Hseuger* (aa also the crew) left the veeael, and that h< urver.had Use satisfaction of shaking hands with them oi of receiving thair thank* for hi* aorvicM toward* thorn, which wo* all he withed. A J. MARION, L*. LECLERE, X ORIMAUD. C. DOUtHET. OEO LE OANDLY, J M JACQUELIN, A. JACQUENOY. of the French Navy. New York. July J4th, 1844 In justice to Captain Poirier, who is now on hit. way to France, it i? but fair to say, in conclusion, that the whole adventure, praiseworthy on hit. i>urt, cost him 9250, besides lengthening his voyage four or five weel s to the serious injury ol his consignees. Yet lor this,.he did not want a cent. All he desired was common courtesy and a simple expression of gratitude for what he had done. Great FlKI AT BROOKLYN--UPWARDS of Thibty Buildings Dkstkoykd.?Yesterday morning, about half past two o'clock, the persons having charge of the carpet manufactories of A. 5c hi. 8. lliggins, situated in Bridge street, Brooklyn, at the corner ofToulmin street, between York and Bridge streets, were disturbed by the appearance of a Are. They slept in the,engine, room, in the front of the build ing, and upon awaking, found the roof of the room in dames. They immediately gave the alartn, anil proceeded to open the other doors, and get water for the purpose of extinguishing it; but it was of no avail; the flamesspread with great rapidity,and in a short time the whole of the building was en vdoped in one broad sheet. In about twenty mill utes alter, one of the Brooklyn fire engines was on the spat, succeeded by several others in quick sue ccs.-mil, and almost as 300n by some of the New York engines; they immediately found that it was impossible to save the factories and to protect the surrounding buildings as much as possible, they proceeded to play upon thein, which, for the want of water, was of but a limited extent, but yet very effective as far as it was possible foi them to proceed. Notwithstanding ull the endeavors to the contrary, the building on each side and at the rear of the lactones, principally two story wooden frame houses, took fire and was tn one mass ot flame, so much so as to illumine the whole of the atmosphere around, and was distinctly seen on this side ol the water as far as avenues A and B. In about an hour and a half the flames, more from the want of combustible matter than any thing else, was got somewhat under The amount of damage done cannot at present be exactly ascertained. There were twenty-nint buildings destroyed, in addition to the two facto ries of Messrs. Higgins. We were given to under stand that the latter was insured to the amount of about 922,(NX), and that the value ol the machinery on the premises was upwards of 940,000. There are insurances on the premises around of about 920,000, but which will not cover one half the loss By this sad calamity, upwards of two hundred per sons are thrown out of employment, and one hun dred families deprived of their homes. There is no accounting for the occurrence, un less it be the act of an incendiary. On the previ oiis evening, the premises, after all the work-peo ple had left, were carefully looked over, as was usual, and no light or fire, or the symptoms of such was discovered ; and all appeared perfectly safe.? The following is the amount of damage done 6 cottages adjoining the factories destroyed ; two two-story frame houses behind in Toulmin st., four ?there in front of Toul-mtn st ; 10 on the othei tide ol Toulman street, towards Prospect street : three in front of Btidge street; besides the rear of several houses in Prospect, and the fronts of othert in Bridge, and York streets. Most of these building were two story frame houses, occupied by several families. The following is a more detailed account of tht insurance:? The factory was insured for 920,000, 95,000 cl which was in the Hart'ord Insurance Companies The machinery, tee. in the factory, is reported tc have cost 9100,000. The other buildings an* esti mated at 920,000. Mr. Henshaw is insured 91,000; Mrs. Woolsey 91,000; Mr. Thornton, 91.000; Mr. Walters, ^500 Mr. Thornton, damage on house in Bridge sireei 4)250 ; all in the Jtrooklyn Insurance Com pany. Total 93,750 In the North American Insurance Company, 8 H. Burgess, No. 36 Tallman street, is insured 9800 Tn the Long Island, A. Newman is insured 91,500; B Redden, 9),000; W. J. Cornell, (5 houses,) 91,200; Mr. Magherty, (2 houses,) 91,800 Total 95,000. Great praise is awarded to the different fire com panies of New York, who were quickly on the spot, for their exertions in saving many of the surround ing buildings; indeed, it is said that were itnotfoi them, the destruction of property would have been three-fold. Among the engines which were carried ovei were the two large double storied machines, (Nor. 38 and 42, we believe,) and we have heard much praise bestowed upon their efficacy by the citizen, of Brooklyn. Our worthy Chief Engineer, C. V Anderson, was on the spot with his usual prompt ness, and directed the operations of the New York firemen. Common Council. The Board of Aldermen held a itated meeting lait evi ning, the President, R. L ScHsirrsxi*, Esq. in theChaii lite reading of the minutes of the laat aay'a proceed ings was dispensed with. Petitions beiiig in order, a large number were received From owners of property in the ficinlty of 3-Jd street asking for the erection ot a public hydrant. Referred Similar petitions were received from inhabitants of v? rious other parts of the city, and referred. From Inhabitants of Grand street, asking for a public sewer from that street to the Bowery. Paprrt from Board of Jiinistanti- jljipointmcrtit.?Samu el B. White, Weigher ol Anthracite Coal. Concurred ii. Invitation -Krein Commissioners ol Common Schools of 13th ward, inviting the Common Council to attend a public exhibition in the ensuing week. Accepted. Rrportt?01 Market Committee, in favor of transferring stall No. '-J3 Clinton Market, to Barnard Rice. In favor of transferring stall No. 6 Catherine Market, to J. S Martin in favor of improvements in the vicinity of Rivington streets. An amended Ordinance in relation to Inspectors ol weights and measures?Adopted Broadway ?Report in favor of repaving Broadway, be tween Barclay and Murray, with stone, ami of laying down four iron tracks at an appropriation ol $3000?Lam on the table. In favor of appropriating $300 foi repairs of maps in Street Commissioner's Office Communication from Street Commissioner, with accom panying resolution in luvor of granting an appropriate ol $130, in addition to a lormer grant of $1,350, for re building pier at foot of Courtlandt street. The ayes and noes were called for?ayes 13, noes 1? carried. Ordinance lor the erection of a well and pump in 39th street: also in S3d street. Invitation Irom the Institution of the Blind, asking the Beard to be present at an exhibition to take place on lh> 39th and SOth July. Accepted, Jppmntmtnt?James G. cox, Day Police Officer of l?tl Ward. Resolution in favor of furnishing the Street Inspector! in each Ward with a horse and two men to koep the streets in repair. Alderman Biuitiiso was opposed to the passage of thi resolution; the expenses already incurred were large. Alderman Gals was of opinion that the adoption ot snch a course would be of service, and save the city immenti expense. The resolution was laid over. The Emigrant*.? Resolution imposing apenalty of $100 at emigr on any sea captain or owner of emigrant vessel, thu' should land passengers on leaving the Qusrs tine Ground on any other wharf than that appropriate)] lor said pur pose. Adopted. Resolution calling on the Alms Commissioners tore port all the abuses that have existed in that department with all convenient speed Public School*.? Resolution in favor of granting an ap propriation of $11 443 for building a school house in tie I'll ward, which passed the Board of Education and 8u pervisora. The PsrsinrtT opposed (in his place as Alderman) th? passage of such a resolution, as over $40 000 had been e* ravagsntly expended in the purchase ol lots anil rontin gent expenses for the erection ol this school. The ex ?ense was enormous, and he would oppose its passage Alderman William* conceived the Alderman ol th> tth (the President) labored under a misconception on tb> subject. A sum of $l(),0ti0 had been expended In tin purchase of lots, and the resolution had passed the ordl nary course, and came, through the Boards of Supervi nr. and Education, to this Board The Palsidknt moved to let it lie on the table Aid. was of opinion that the law made i imperative on the Board to pass the resolution Thi Boards of Supervisors and Education had passed the reso lution, and they were a sensible body of men, composei <f men ol high intelligence. The children in the 4tl vsrd required the immediate passage of the resolution. These children, consisting of over 1000, had been edncs. ed in rooms whure the accommodations was scanty, ant! the question, viewed in evtty aspect, showed conclusive ly that these schools were required; and as to extrava gsnce in the purchase of the lots, the Commissioner! searched the ward and could And no other location. Aid. Buistiisu suggested they should tell their present lots and purchase new one* at a far cheaper rate. Aid. Draks coml 'treil the act was binding, and if thejr tail no other alternativa, tbev should pui the law utioo. Tha Pbsaidskt would pity tha tax pay era of New York rthey were bound to submit to such a law. '1 ha Board ra? a shield to protect tha tax payers, and he was in fa 'or of laving it on the table, and resisting tha clatni, and eating the question In the law courts?nay. ?v?n to ear y It to the Supreme Court. Over $40,000 was exj end Alderman Willis sis?It is not correct?only 918 UoO waa xpanded. she Prssidrnt considered the law a mere nullity, and hat it ought to be resisted The Board had the power io uteriete, aud now was the time to resist it It the child en were so wietrhediy ignorant and bigotted, and did iot wish to receive the blessings of education on general erms, through sectarian feeling, let them remain in ignu snce. Alderman Omsk , saw no course but the one, as the law ras imperative. Alderman Hasaaoica was really astonished to flDd so veak an attempt at ai* anient on the part ol the opponent if the passage of the rieoiutioii without a shadow ol ar [ument to sustain bis position; the Alderman of the 16th the Prescient) had set up nothing but vague assertion igainH law and argument. He (the Alderman) had aa erted that this law was iincoustitiitional; hut that was nere assertion II the City Hall were burned down how S'ere thty to rebuild it. The Central Boaro were elected iv the same votes as they were in this B >ard, and the law tod clo'hed them with authority ; and he did not uuJer itand bow auy man could pronounce the Statute under which they acted unconstitutional. The law was impcra Ive, |and there was no alternative but to pass the i eso ution. The Board of Supervisors were responsible un icr a penalty. II the resolution were rejected, the Board of ?dur.*tionwould tnlhhack on the Beard of supervisors nud t would then be found out where the responsibilityrested. It was not denied that the children were there. The gentleman had said that sectarianism bad kept the child ren out of the schools ; hut how did he know it ? There was sectarianism elsewhere, and public schools ought to lie established in every qttar'er ol the city Many of thu wards were not furnished with proper accommodations. Alderman Galk hoped the resolution would he allowed :o lie on the table until furthercuusnlera ion. The argu ments of the gentlemen who contended that the Board had no alternative in this matter were mistake* The enor mous sum that had been squandered would build a pa lace, and there was no bounds to the enormous expendi ture, It had been contended that this was a quiet and [leaceable ward He knew the contrary The Commie doners of this ward had excluded the Bible and every American book Irom the school, and they not onlv did io, but made a report demanding that the Bible should be removed from every other school in the oity ; and yet it would be said there was no sectarianism in this If a public sewer was to be made in any part of tha city, tha local inhabitants were taxed ; and he hoped he would see every hand raised against such an attempt ah the present, is the amount already incurred was enormoua. He hoped the resolution would lie over Alderman Williams did not see the use of letting let ling the resolution lie 6ver. The Phksidvnt contended that on the constitutional question in relation to the passage of the resolution, that the mere fact ol: its eoming before the Board, implied a right on the part of the the Common Council to reject. The Board should not pass this resolution, in favor of a place from which the word of God was excluded, where ignorance ruled and bigotry and sectarianism were the order of the day. Alderman Miller waa in favor of laying it on the table, as he was of opinion that the law was unconstitutional. The question en laying on the table was carried, Ayea 10?Noea 6. Public Sign Beards.?Resolution front the Board of As sistants, appropriating $60 for the purchase of signboards mic. streets-Concurred in. for the puti Thr Mm* Hou*r ? The President moved to take up the special order ol the evening, the "Report ot the commit tee on Charity and Aims." which was read by the clerk The question on the adoption of the report waa taken and carried nem. con. The question on the passage of the first resolution was then put as follows: Resolved, (if the Board of Assistants concur,) that it ia expedient to remove the firm school from Long Island Farms to Randall's Island. Resolved, fif the Board of Assistants concur.) That it is expedient to remove the Alms House proper from Belle vue to Randall's Island. Resolved, (If the Board of Assistants concur ) That these removals should take place as soon as the necessary buildings can he' erected with a due regard to economy. The ParsiPKisT offered a few brief remarks in support of the resolutions. Mr HssasorvK did not dpem the passage of such n reso lution st all expedient. After some remarks from Me??rs. <'ti7.7.ins, Hashrook, Williams, and Galet, the three first resolutions wore adopted and the consideration of the re maining three of the series postponed?when the Board Adjourned. Board or Assistant Aldermen, June 26.?Wm. F.ter. dull, Esq , President, in the Chair. The minutes of tha meeting of the 22d inst having been read and approved of, The Chairman stated that he called the preaent meeting lor the purpose of taking into consideratisn a paper rela ?ive to the erection of a building on Blackwell's Island, the present building being found insufficient for the pur pose. An invitation from the Trustees and Commissioners of Schools to inspect School No. 8 in the 11th Ward on Thursday evening next, v hen an examination of the icholars would take place?accepted. Also, to accompany the Directors of the Long Island Railway on the opening throughout on Saturday next. Accepted. Reports of Committer* ?Report of Committee on Fi nance, relative to the remission of taxes of the Mechanics' Institute?Referre I to Committee ol Supervisors. Report ot Committee on Fire and Water, against the formation of water companies for the care of hydrants ?Adopted. Com mittee of Charity and Alms Houses, relative to the erec tion of a building on Blackwell's Island, was then read, being the same as inserted in our paper ofyesterday. Mr. Tatlo* boned that this matter would he duly con sidered before being adopted. He was in favor of an ex tension of the building, bnt not on the expensive seal* proposed. It was suggested that another staircase bo erected, which would cost $94,000 or $3l?,000 ; and if tha building was extended on the noith side instead of the south, theretwonld ha a considerable saving and such staircase not required. He hoped that this mattpr would be referred to a Committee to inquire into the subject. Mr. Johnson hoped they would be unanimous in this matter, as it waa one of great neceaaity. Mr Charlick opposed tbe concurring in this matter at the present meeting, not having had sufficient time to study the question in a proper manner before such an enormous outlay took place. He was not aatiified that such a large outlay was required for the alterations need ed. Already great aunts had been laid out on thii build ing. It would be only justice to refer the paper to a com mim * tee, to report thereon as soon as possible. The report, after a short debate, was referred to the Committee of Charity and Alms and Blackwell'a island, to report therpon Rt the next meeting, if possible. Resolution from the Iloard of Aldermen relative to the Emigrant Dock was referred to Committee of Wharves and Piers, On the question that J. Cock ba appointed police officer of the 17th Ward. Mr. Charlick said that if an officer was wanted for the 17th ward they could spare one from the Firat, as they had two who had nothing to do. He was surprised that any ward should wsnt an officer under the present admi nistration ; he thought it was to be all peace and qniet gnt ness?the lion waa to lay down with the lamb; (laughter) bnt instead, the people were getting more pttgnacions? (renewed laughter ;) officers had been doubled and there was more disturbance in the streets than ever. He moved 'hat the matter he referred to committee for application tor office* ; he was chairman of that committee and had now nothing to do?(laughter)?Agreed to. A resolution relative to the appointment or Ira Clark aa deputy keeper of the Battery, at a salary of $1 26 ceuta per day. Mr. Crarlick opposed the latter on the around of such officer not being neresaa-y ; and also dented the right of the Board of Aldermen to appoint auch officer?refused. The petition of Ale*. Neat tofurniah Rtreet labels of a superior description, was referred to the Committee on Streeta?the Committee afterward! reported recommend ing the same, which wan carried. Pupert frnm thr Bnard of .tldrrmin?It was ordered that a Jot of ground belonging to the Corporation is Brooklyn be advertised to be let to the higheit bidder. It was agreed that the other half of the ilip at pre sent engaged by the Erie Railroad Company should be let to that company at the rent of 0 per annum Report of Committee on Roada recommending the making and repairing of a road in the Ninth Avenue, 42nd street to the Bioomingdale Road Referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals. Seve ral assessments were agreed te. Resolution proposing a fine of Sine on all owners or captains of lighters landing emigrants at any other pier than that directed for the pur pose hv the Corporation. Mr ('HAHi.irk doubted the power of the Corporation *o inflict or enforce such penalty ; it was interfering with private prop r?y ; if these parties were interested or had prnperty in other piera it would be interfering with them. The Chairman said the resolu'ion had been drawn up by the Counsel of the Corporation Mr. TArrs-r said the resolution might have been drawn up by counsel without his looking into the law of the case The resolution was then concurred in Mr. Bi.acrstoisr having been called to the chair, papera relative to openlnv OTd an'''Ifl'h streets were referredto the committer of roads and canals. Resolution relative to cement street labels, was reftised. A grant of a supply ol Croton water to school No. 14, was concurred in. Building of a sewer in ?th street?referred to committee on roads and caaals. Resolution relative to ttirning the basement of the old Alms Hotise into offices, and empowering the committee of offices and repairs to carry out the same. Laid on the tshle. It was agreed that the sum of 419 be allowed to the clerk of the Council for extra services. Mr. Craulicr said he held in his hand a complaint against nn individual who had hprn appointed to a high and influential office hy the present corporation ft charged him with drunkenness, profanity, and variona other species of misconduct It was a matter which re. quired the most searching irq'tlry He did net wish to injure the individual hut he hoped a special committen would he appointed to inquire into the cose Mr T?pr*?? said the individual alluded to had net been really appointed to the situation hey now held; it was bis uncle the situation was intended for, who was a worthy and respectable man. hut both being ?f the sam ? name, the nephew, who was. he believed, what he was repre sented, obtained the situation through mistake. After a short discussion Mr. Crasi.ic* read the com olaint alluded to. which was against Capt. Sermnorof the 1st ward watch by Assistant Contain David D*mnrest.? Mr. Charllck said that if only a committee was appointed sneh a mass of evidence Would he forthcoming aa wonld astonish them. After a few observations from other membera the matter was referred to a Special Committee. The Board then adlourned to Mounay next. marine Court. Before .fudge Smith. Jut-v 5# ? Unrtir vi Brundye - An action of trespass to recover the valuo of a quantity of magasine* seised under a landlord's warrant for nen payment of rent. The no tion was brought under the exemption law, on the ground that the property so taken was part of the plaintiff's fam ily library. The defence nnt in was that tho plaintiff was a dealer in the wnrks which wew levied upon j that, he; e..,l . tat hia nusinees eon siated in dealing in auch works - ?rgo, that ther wore to bo held liable an goods under the statute Hia H( of will giro his dociaiox la a tow Joys.

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