Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 19, 1844, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 19, 1844 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. %?w f<rt, T?day, W?r?mb?i 19, lm. Steam Ship Britannia. This steamer had not arrived at Boston at seven o'clock yesterday morning. If she reached there by 4 o'clock in the afternoon, we shall receive her news at an early hour this morning. Movement! at the Victorious Party?Cha racter of the Administration of nr. Polk. We are beginning to observe, jast on the edgeot the horizon, aome slight indications of the move ments of the victorious democracy, preparatory to the advent of "Young Hickory" in Washing ton, and the commencement ot the second edition of "Old Hickory's" administration of the general government. We have already hinted pretty broad ly, that the democratic party, although divided into a variety of separate factions or cliques, situated, like log cabina in the far west, in centres of local attraction, yet that it is ranged after all into two grand divisions, which separates into two influen ces, or two formation*, the one of which may be call ed the S. Carolina interest, and the other the New York interest; the former being represented by John C. Calhoun?one of the most magnificent minds ot the south,and the latter having been lately represent ed by Mr. Van Buren, and now by Silas Wright, the principal spirits of the north. In this geologi cal classification of the outward crust of the de mocracy, we throw out of account the Benton clique?the Cass clique?the Buchanan cliqut?the Dick Johnson clique?and all the other different lit tle cliquet which might be enumerated aa the third or fourth rate formations, und which are graJtutlly and imperceptibly absorbed in the two great influ ences which we have just earned. This is now the interesting position ot utt'aira. We are on the eve of the administration of "Young Hickoty"?a lineal de*ccndaut ami con tinuation ot the dynasty cf " Old Hickory," and the question arises on the threshold?" Wliat in fluence will prevail V' A condition of things now exists, to u certain extent, similar to that which existed when "Old Hickory" came over the Alleghany mountains to Washington in 1828, and took in his sturdy grasp the reins of office. At that time, Mr. Calhoun and Mr. Van Buren were the two principal spirits that produced the dis turbance of the political water*, and by a strange se riesof may be recollected, Mr. Calhoun was thrown completely off the track, like a beautiful locomotive with a bad conductor; whilst Mr. Van Buren maintained his hold upon General Jackson, and continued to monopolize his favor and friendship for twelve years. From the Bymptoma now developed around lis, we are per suaded that a new edition of the same private movements and private operations, between these two master-Bpirits, are about taking place, relative to the possession of the influence under the admin istration of " Young Hickory" after the 4th of March next. Will it be Mr. Calhoun or Mr. Van Buren f Will Mr. Calhoun and his friends, or Mr. Van Buren and his friends, prevail in the coming administration 1 On the solution of these questions will depend the distribution of all the offices in the gift of the general govrnment, and the fate of all those who were appointed by Mr. Tyler. On the solution of these questions will also depend, in a great degree, the character of the leading measurrsof the ad ministration?to what extent the modification of the tariff may be carried?and how and when the annexation of Texas may be effected?together with the Buccesfcful termination of the re-occupa tion of Oregon question. We perceive, however, as we have already intimated, in the dim and distant horizon, symptoms that the Van Buren men are al ready at work, und if Mr. Calhoun and his inime diate friends and advisers at Washington do not take care how they operate, they will be upset and demolished, just as they were in 1828. In a day or two we shall give the first chapter of these movements, aud unravel one of the most amusing and interesting intrigues, antecedent to the coming in of " Young Hickory," that has ever taken place since the advent of " Old Hickory," in 1S28. Panic in tub Stock Makkkt.?By reference to our money article, it will be seen that the panic in the stock market rages with a treat degree of fierceness and intensity. Heretofore it has altoge ther affected fancy stocks?a species of article that may encounter " a panic" every month without injuring any persons but the speculators But yesterday it began to affect the United States Slocks. It is questionable how long this equinoc tial gale will last. If all the monied men favora ble to Mr. Clay, and all those connected with the stock market, are determined to create a panic in the stock market, and every other department of business, we would advise any one who has any bhrewdness to allow them to go on and do it. We have no doubt that as soon as the annexa tion project comes up iu Congress, a considerable panic may be created in the stock market, under the supposition that our foreign relations may be disturbed, in consequence of Mexico calling for the interference of England and Fiance, to which call it is not at all unlikely that these powers might respond. In the mean time, so long as this panic continues, aud should others succeed it, the manufacturers who are in the field will enjoy a monopoly, and make hay while the sun shines, verifying to the fullest extent the old proverb, thai it is an ill wind that blows nobody good. Soil the Wall street people are determined to have a panic, why let them have it. We can help to get up a hue and cry as well as the beat of them, and a panic will do us as little harm a* any one. There fore we cry " Panic ! panic ! A panic by all means! Down with all the stocks! Break up like pipe stems all the speculations of the day!" And in order to add an influence to the movement, we have directed an artist to give us a beautiful en graving of the panic in Wall street to be published next Saturday, showing the brokers there in the very height of the storm and tempest. Ckkap Postagk.?We trust that this important question will not be lost sight of or forgotten. We understand on very good authority, that the new President, Mr. Polk, is decidedly in favor ol cheap postage?probably two, four, or five cents, uniformly all over the country. We are very sure that amongst the great mass of the people of the country, there is but one opinion i? the matt) r. We do not h.ipe for any thing in the comingsession of Congress, as Mr. Tyler and the Post Master General have discovered such a disposition against this all-important reform. It might have been car ried into effect during the last two yearn, but (or the inveterate prejudice and narrow minded policy of Mr. Wickliffe, backed by Mr. Tyler. Little, indeed, would be expected from a man, who wrote letters threatening to stop the mails on Sunday, with as sanctified an air as if he were a Mormon preacher delivering revelations from heaven. He may mean well, but that is a small excuse for him, when he obstinately resists needed reform. AiffOtXATtO!* ok lexAs.?We should not be at at alt surprised if this measure were to be accom plished even before the accession of Mr. Polk.? According to the whig journals, the whigs in the Senate will present very few obstacles to this mea sure, if it should be brought forward, as they re gard the result of the late election as a popular de cision in favor of it. If such be the case, it is not at all unlikely that the measure might be carried, as Mr. Tyler would doubtless be very anxious to have it effected during his Presidency. Trniksskk Emotion.?This State is now more favorable for Clay than Polk. All but two coun ties?Fentress and Lauderdale are heard from. These two counties gave Van Buren a majority in 1840 of 188 and Polk a majority in 1848 of 238. Let them go as they did in 1843, and Clay will have a majority in the State of 2fi0 out of 125.0U0 votes. This is a close fit. We now wait for the official returns. n "1 ' Ut?pifc-C*LU? Liftim'ti- 0*e of th? great eat formations of the day is certainly that of the oyater-cellar literature of New York, which i? found chiefly in the Sunday newapapera. We five in thia ddy'a paper a number ol curioua paragraphs, taken from the colamna of these jouraala, convey ing a tolerable idea of Ihia specie* of literature, which ia v.-ry little known beyond the limits of the city, but prevaila to a remarkable extent in a oya ter-c?llara, grog-ahop?. and barberVahope round about New Vork. The writers and master-spirits ol thia singular species of literature, conaiat of a curioua medley of broken-down politicians-broken-down wita broken-down poets?broken-down players?bro ken-down waiters?and broken-down serviug men of all deacriptions. It is thia circumstance which givea the peculiar originality and flavor to thia whole speciea of literature. The amiable ec centricitiea and pecaliar modea of lile of thia class of littrati throw them into contact with grades of society of which the generality of writers know absolutely nothing. Thus vast regions ol wit, and humor, and poetry, and original idea, are accessi ble to the Sunday journalists, into which less fa vored writers cau never hope to be able to pene trate. In dim and subterranean recesses, where giu-and-water flows most copiously, and the air ia loaded with the heavy perfumes of ** the weed, whilst dark-complexioned men in ancient garments of red-flannel hangover myaterioua-looking caul drons on the fire, you are sure to find at the so lemn midnight hour, larger or smaller groupes of the oyster-cellar literati? Here they imbibe their inspiration?here they retailtheii witticisms?here they first give birth to jokes which on the follow ing Sunday set all th? l>arh?ra in a roar. We hardly know how to classify this species of literature. It is dashed with a good deal of Cock ney ism?or rather New Yorkism as we ought to call it here?and it is on the whole rather amusing to glance at it, in the barber's-shop on a Sunday morning, or over at Hoboken as you smoke a mild Havana in the still and balmy alternoon. There I is one characterittic, however, which marks all I these lilerateuri. Their wit-their poetry?their | jokes?their philosophy?their fancy?tbeir imagi I nation?are all second hand?they derive all their means of existence from the drippings from the daily newspapers, or some other external sources. In (act this species ot literature has the same rela tiou to genius and humor, and taste ol the highest kind, that the second-hand shops, with their se cond-hand finery, in Chatham street, have to the elegant and fashionable warehouses in Broadway. These literati then, may be denominated the old clo' men in literature and philosophy. And yet we are not at all to be understood as de preciating this class of literatewrt. By no means. They belong to the craft from which Homer him self sprang, for do we not know very well that the immortal bard of the Grecian isles was a vagrant minstrel?a loafing, wandering, begging rhymer 1 So too, amongst the ancient Romans, the founders of their literature, were of the same vagrant class. In the middle ages too?in the chivalric era ol the Crusades?there were crowds of rhyming loafers who laid the foundations of that glorious super structure of poetry and romance which af* terwatds reared itself on the literature ot Eu rope. And to come down still nearer our own times; who were the leading literati of the eighteenth century 1 Who was Dr. Johnson? that leviathan of English literature 1 Who were the writers in the Spectator, and Rambler? Who were the wits, and poetasters, and philosophers oi that brilliant era! Why, the most distinguished ot them were at one period ot their career little bet ter than our modern loafers. Did not the great Dr. Johnson bolt pork-steaks in a cellar! To be sure he did. Now, why are the oyster-cellar littrati to be ridiculed or abused 1 They belong to a class from which have sprang the brightest of intellects, and which has furnished names whose memorial shall last for ever. It is true, we do not exactly say that from amongst the oyster-cellar literati of New York, you can pick out Dr. Johnsons, and Addisone, at random. But we say, that there's no knowing but from tkem hereafter there may arise the wir, the poet, or the philosopher of the nineteenth century. For the love of Homer, then, and all the illustrious loafers of the past, let us deal gently with these. I Let us use them kindly, and hurt not one hair ol their tender heads?the sculls, thanks to the won drous power of ossification, are strong enough to take care of themselves. Philosophy of Small Potatoes. The " tar mers' Club" meet again to-day at 12 o'clock, at the American Institute, in the Park, lor the purpose of continuing the discussion on the philosophy of small potatoes, and'the investigation ot the origin of the disease which has disturbed the nerves of thatdelicious esculent during the last year in many parts ot this fertile country. The last day's discus sion was merely preliminary?merely a preparatory peeling ot the " fnrphies"?and was nothing to what may br > \pected to-day. We trust that the philosophers ol the Institute will nowgo to work in earnest, and at once throw some light on the sub ject. We have not been able to enjoy a potatoe nince this subject was broached, and we arc in danger, with thousands of others, of being alto gether deprived ol the satistactory use of this arti cle of ancient tood, unless these suges settle the subject definitely and forever. Now that the elec tion is over, all those who are desirous of hearing the intensely interesting subject of small potatoes discussed, can have an opportunity by attending at the Institute this day at the hour of noon. It was supposed that this subject had been com pletely exhausted some years ago in the discussions arising out of the movements of Governor Seward; but it is not so. StwRRs in thr City.?Thia subject begins to create a great deal ol remark and converaation amongst all classes of citizens. It is a subject, too, which has received the attention ol the Mayor and the Corporation, and is really worthy of the most rigid scrutiny. Indeed,we believe that in some of the upper sections of the city, the construction of sewers has already been commenced. We think there can be little question of their utility, if pro perly constructed. The great abundance of water in this city, becomes in winter almost a nuisance from the great quantities of ice which are lormed in the streets. If we had proper sewers, there would be an outlet afforded to this water, and at the same time the city would be kept thoroughly free from all accumulated filth and impurities. Looisiana Election.?This State is still in doubt. According to the New Orleans papers of the 9;h, all depends on the 4ih district. On the 10th, twenly-Eeven parishes had been heard trom giving Ciay a majority of 480. There are thirty eight parishes in the State. Ethiopian Skrenadkrs ?These musical ge niuses soon leave us for Europe; they take their departure in the Hottinguer, the packet of the 21st inst., prior to which they give a farewell concert at Niblo'e, tor particulars of which sec advertise ment. A full house will be no more than their great merit deserves. We hope their appearance in England will not retard the progreas of emanci pation. Affairs at Porto Rico.?We learn trom Capt. Revens, arrived yesterday, that it was sickly at Crunyama, among the inhabitants, with brain and tyi'lius fever. Crops promised to be very abundant. Dklawark Electoral Vote.?The Delaware (Gazette sthe Electoral Vote ol that State can not twemt for Mr. Clay. The law ol the State requires ''tint the Inapectors of the aeveral hundred* in each county ?hall meet on the next day following the day oi holding an rltction lor Trepidant and Vice President, al 13 o'clock, noon, at the court Iioum of their county, ana with the Bberiff," lie., whilnt the law in regard to the State ticket require* that they shall meet on the flrat Thuraday next alter the election. There waa no meeting ol the IntpRRtora in any of the counties of Dela ware on WedneadaT latt, the n?>t day after the election, and consequently the thren K. lectors I Votes of Delaware oannvt be given to Ciay and Preliugboyseo. Fin* A?n.~A project u al ptMcat in prooiM i of execution, connected with the fin* art*, which we cannot doubt will afford real pleasure to every person of cnkivated taste, and particularly the nn meroua class who have seen and felt the want in this city ot a similar Institution to the one now about lo be supplied. We sow allude to the per manent establishment ot a Picture Gallery, on an extended and comprehensive scale, by a few gen tlemen, whose acquaintance with works of art and gems of the pencil leave them an unquestionable title to undertake this enterprise. It is proposed by the pDjectors, that the gallery will contain such a number of the excellent works of the ancient masters that the virtuoso or artist can make it his studio, and without the trouble autl time and ex pense of foreign travel, acquire a perfect acquaint ance with those chef* d'oiuvrtt whose study are ab solutely essential to develop* the innate but una wakened powers of genius. In every country of Europe are their chief cities adorned with institu tions of this nature ; the populace of continental towns have access to these objects of taste; and it U quite as true, that the relish for their beauties and the esteem of artificial skill which prevails among the people, are quite commensurate with the means of cultivating their taste, presented in their picture galleries. On previous occasions, several attempts have been made by associations of individuals in this city to carry into execntion a project like the present; but failure attended these laudable efforts, because they were injudiciously made, or at least not discreetly conducted. In the present instance, the prospect is more bright and more certain. The gentlemen who have joint ly resolved to carry out their enterprise, are con <K?mselveB. possessed of an acquaintance and a veneration for the great works of other days, and a desire to see them more appreciated in this. To this end ihey have appointed,at heavy expense, in various parts of Italy, particularly at Florence, agents, whom they have charged with the care of collecting and amassing such productions as will do credit to a Picture Gallery on a scale of mag nificence. But whilst all necessary pains have been taken on their parts, still, whilst any uncer tainty remaiiied, they preferred abstaining to give publicity to their enterprize until now, when they are fully warranted to do so ; for at this moment there are daily expected a superb collection of Paintings, selected in Italy by Professors of the Academy of Florence. As immediate arrangements are requisite for or ganizing this notable establishment, we understand that the gentlemen engaged therein are desirous of procuring the services of a person fully qualified and willing to put into execution the. arrangements, incidental to the commencement of such an esta blishment. They are accordingly desirouB that all persons who feel disposed to join them in their en terprize, either as associates or directors, or all such as would be willing to contract to furnish a Hall suitable for their purpose, should address by letters, post paid, No. 362 Park Post Office. Stkzm Navigation.?We understand from good authority that the President elect is in favor of es tablishing, under the patronage of the government, and in connexion with the commercial interests ol New York, a line of steam navigation between this oily and Liverpool, including London and Havre, in order to compete with the English government. If this be so, we shall hail the accession of "Young Hickory" with a great deal of ardor. We have always believed that the application ot some of the money annually thrown away on the navy in other forms, Bome of them at best of doubtful utility, might be profitably employed in the support of such a line of steam navigation on the Atlantic. Mr. Van Buren when he was President, with that narrowness of mind and coldness of nature, which too frequently characterized him, refused to listen to such a project; and Mr. Tyler has been too busy for the last three years in organizing his depen dents into cliguti to effect his re election, to be able to attend to such a matter. We do trust and believe that the President elect, will not in this re spect follow in the footsteps of his two predece* sors. There ought to he splendid lines of steamers between this metropolis of the United States and every great port in Western Europe, and we trust that before two years have passed away, we shall have them. Literature?Shakspkark Illustrated.?With the exquisite edition of the works of William Shak speare, edited and published in numbers, by Gulian C. Verplantk, the public have already be come tolerably conversant through the flattering and well deserved notices taken of it by the press generally. From the first moment this illustrated edition of the Bard of Avon made its appearance, it naturally became an especial favorite, and ap propriated an extent ot patronage seldom equalled by works of any description. It could not well be otherwise. V erplanck's illustrated Shak speare was undertaken with a design to put the text in a form worthy of its vitality?its fame?its universality, and there can be no hesitation in saying it has suc ceeded. This subject issuggested anew to us by see ing the first volume of this woik, comprizing a por tion ofthe numbers already published in a detached form, and which will be followed by the other vo lumes immediately. Beautiful as were the num bers, it may be said that the superb binding and ge neral elegance ot (he form of the bound volume is still an improvement?if that be possible?and one that leaves the work in a shape which equals, it not eclipses, the most sparkling of our Annuals. As to the merit of the illustrations, they are gems both in design and finish. Every one of thein conveys with fidelity the moral of the associated narrative. This is well. It is befitting that the resources of art should be tri butary to the teachings of nature, whose apos tle Shakspeare was; if it be true that "the stream of time which is gradually melting away the solu ble fabrics of other poets, passes harmlessly by the immortal adamant of Shakspeare"?then lauda ble is the attempt to elevate to a worthy position the imperishable monument. Verplanck'senterprise has done this, and it remains for those who esteem the author's writings to possess themselves of them in this the most beautiful, snd the most worthy form in which they have yet been given to the Ameri* can world. The Great Foot Race.?This all-exciting aff air, which was postponed on account of the uncertain ?late of the weather yesterday, comes off this day, rain or shine. There was considerable excitement caused by the postponement yesterday, but it could not be avoided, the weather looking so very unfa vorable in the early part of morning when the no tices of the postponement were placed on the bul letins of the different newspaper offices, and the various ferries on each tide of the water. An hour or two after, the weather took a favorable change, but it was then too late to recall the notice. Not withstanding the pains taken to make the circum stance as public as possible, several hundreds ol persons went to the ground, and were both loud and deep in giving vent to their feelings at the dis appointment. The betting throughout the city was pretty brisk during the whole of the day ; Barlow appeared to have gained in favor, several bets at fi to 5 were made on him against Gildersleeve; even on Greenhalith against Gildersleeve ; 3 to 2 ten miles is not performed in 60 minutes ; even that it is performed in57i minutes; 5 to 4 on the field; 30 to 20 GilderBleve, Barlow, Greeuhalgh, and Mc Cabe will take the five purses in the teu mile race; even that Gildersleve and the two Englishmen, do not beat Steeprock; 1000 to 40 against Steeprock; even on Barlow and Greenhalgh against any other two?taken; M to 100 on Greenhalnh agnnst the field. For the three mile race, even on Fowl sgainm any other?taken; Fowl and Jackson against the held. __________ Salaries in Iowa.?The committee in the Iowa Convention have reported in iavor of Axing the ??larie> of the principal officer* by the Constitution, vizi the Governor tlOOOj Secretary >600, Treasurer $400, Audi* tor $700 an4 Judges f600. jtAUAM UlWA-Frttf Aimt or ttf ftliMN. -The brilliancy of the opera hotfse last night e*. ceeded anything we ha& before seen in that eie Kant how. The theatre waa crowded In every pari all the 6lueot the city appeared to be there? and the array of beanty and fashion waa quite daz zha?- ? The opera selected for the opening of the season was Clar* 1/1 Rotenbtrg, and the announcement of the dtbut in it of the aew prima donna, Signora Pico, had evidently excited the greateat intereat, from the unconcealed anxiety with which the house awaited the raising of the curtain. The overture and opening chorusea, which are extremely pleas in^, were listened to with the greatest possible at tention. Every eye was directed towards the stage, und opera-glasses were in universal requisition. There was a brief pause, and an unusual degree of restlessness was visible amongst the chorus singers, as they stood at either side of the stage, and await ed the entrance of "Clara." The next moment a lovely woman, in the full bloom of youthful beauty, with a face of the most classic contour, and a form of queenly dignity, appeared upon the stage. It was tae Signora. A loud burst of applause? warm, earnest, and spontaneous ; another pause; then, after acknowledging the cordial greeting with a graceful and almost shrinking timidity, the lair debutant advanced towards the lights, and her voice gushed forth in a strain of the most thrilling melody. The plaudits were redoubled, and loud "bravos" were heard from all parts of the house. It was altogether one of the most bril liant and triumphant dtbvUt we have ever wit nessed. The opera waa throughout received in the msat cardial manner. All the principal r6U? were sus tiined with the greateat spirit. Sanquirieo, Val telltna, Antognini, appeared to excel them selves. Antognini electrified the house in one re uiarkably brilliant passage, and Sanquirieo seemed almost overwhelmed by the applause which at one time burst forth and threatened to be almost inter minable. We cannot now attempt anything like a formal critique of the performance. We can only say that the dtbut of the new yrima, donna, has been triumphantly successful. It could not have been otherwise. With a voice of remarkable power and compass, of surpassing richness, and managed with the moat consummate skill with extraordinary personal attractions?with a manner singularly fascinating?and with high talent as an actress, Signora Pico was certain of meeting the most favorable reception. Everything now encourages us to believe that the present season of the Italian Opera will be as successful as the most ardent admirers of this re fined amusement can possibly desire. Pakk Thbatrk.?Last night, " The Lady of Lyons" was again played at the Park to a good house. Mr. Anderson's r&le as Claude Melnotte was admirably sustained; and not a beauty in this sterling piece but was thoroughly brought out by him, and Mies Clara Ellis as Pauline. Criticism Would give but a meagre transcript of the impressive perceptibility made on the audience by Mr. An derson, particularly in those passages of deep pa thos, where the brave and noble peasant, the gen tleman ?f nature, bears the withering reproaches ol the deceived and haughty Pauline; where fiiiaj love struggles with a chivalric resolve to win back in the armies of France the honored inheritance of his father?an honest name; and lastly, when re turning with the proud laurels of his mar tial achievements, he assumes his old name, renounce Dumourier, and ransomiug his faith ful Pauline| anfd her aged father from the (angi of the villain Beauseant. All these ure powerful passages, and for that reason are those in which Mr. Anderton shines. No doubt can be entertained of his possessing dramatic talent of the first order 5 he fe*h? hi* characters; he is warmed by their sentiments, agitated by their passions,and by a (iculiy which none but genius possesses, he transfers all those emotions to the soul of the spec tator; the boxes are entranced and the pit inspired ?even the very gods condescend a moment to be mortal, and send back with a hearty and thunder ing sound their vollies of applause. This gentle man's style is chaste and classic, and the tone of repose and subdued earnestness in which the Lady of Lyons is acted at the Park-the unison and harmony of manner which prevail throughout the different parts?all, of course, taking their pitch from Mr. Anderson, leaves hardly anything to be desired more in its representation. A few trivial improvements might be porsible; but it were vain indeed to dwell upon minute points which should scarcely be mentioned in connection with an artist like Mr. Anderson, who can alwayr be great on a great occasion, who in the most elaborate and nicely discriminating passages, looks and acts and leelB at home?is always master ol himself?and never overcome, as Shakspeare would say, 0 by the counterpoise of so weighty an action." We have no room for further remarks at present, and that we don't regret; for the greatest enjoy ment of the passing hour will be to think over Mr. Anderson's rtilt of Claude Melnotie, not forgetting if that could be, to associate with it, Pauline by Miss Clara Ellis. We had almost forgotten to Observe that the applause was so warm and pro longed that the lady and gentleman named had to make their appearance before the curtain and re ceive the approbation of the house ? ' Personal Movements. The Senator Robert J. Walker, of Mlaaiaaippi, u , can. didate for a seat on the bench of the Supreme Court ol the United State*. Joel B. Sutherland, of Pa., la apoken of for the Minuter *hip to Auatria. Col. Thoma* B. Florence will, it it be appointed to the Philadelphia Port Office, in place of the praaent in eumbent. Protestor B. Billiman ia to lecture before the Brooklyn Institute the coming winter. Mr. Moore, the Ore nan reported to have died in come quence of injuriea received at the late fire in Boston, ia alive and doing well. Hi? Excellency (Joveiaor Slade, of Veimont, ha* ap pointed Thuraday, the 6th day of December, a? a day ol Thankagiving for the people of that 8tate. Colonel Britton Kvana ia appointed by tiraeral H. Hub bell, to be Brigade Major of the Sd Brigade, lat Diviaion Pennaylvania Militia. Hon Rufua Choate lectured laat night before the Mer eantile Library Aasoclation, Boaton. Mr. Oakley will accompany Mr. Preaident Leavitt, in hu viait abroad in relation to thelllinoia arrangement. A handaome flag waa prsaented to the Bunker Hill Na Mvs American Aaaociation, in Charleatown-the rife of Mayor Haiper of tbia city. The aubacriptlona to the Canada and Boaton Railroad already, it la aald, reach eight hundred thouaan* dollara in Boaton. Mr. Berk, a converted Jew, from Poland, has been lee turing to crowded houaoa in Thomaaton, Maine, the paat Q,?0;en,,rrM?r?aduke,of Miaaouri, hu aet apart the 39th day of the present month, to be obaerved as one of lankagiving and prayer throughout that State Elder Himea ia atill lecturing in Boaton. Andrew Jackaon, at the Hermitage, on the 39th of Oc ? 7' T^prmwt0d ?en Am'lr0D*> bit eld fellow aol *Jth ,h? ,word worn at New Orleana. An eye wit IT." 5? ,Cen" ,le,cribe? 14 M exceedingly intereatir.g and affecting. 0 flov. Ford haa appointed the 38th inatant at a day of 1 hankagiving, in the 8tate of Illinois. urr*the puhliaher, Mate* that at leaat con una m.T'if .kEWTCo^',T,iTIOM op Iowa, as reported ? o their Constitution, they are to be aubmltted (cTa nonn' T0,e of the people for ratification or rejection. 8AS Ptatb Election.?The locofocos have fhi lii ^ on J01/!1 ballot in the Legislature. Drew ?an hi. 0 can ,!'> fcr Oovernor, 7a elected over Oil son, his opponent, by about 1 800 Veil ?k- il- r 1 C<^reaalonal candidate ia elected OTer ia{ker ?WM^ 3,400 -Utile Rock Ranntr, Oct 10. <Wktf) j Tluntrtri lii 4Mi Ou Butt ia UBNM<< to git* ? coiKtoH ikk ?vehtog io Boston The papers ?ay?'We are pleased to learn that the cwirt af Oto Bull ia to be firm wtthovt tho aoeoaa paniment of on*. Wo oro pleaaod that it is oo for two reasons. First, bocouoo ouch music oo OU Bali's aoeUi not nocomriljr tha adventittoua aid of anacooaa paniment Bccond, bocsuso wo loom that membera ol bis former orchestra hm demanded oi blm more than they have been to the habit of recti* tot from other*. We have yet to loam that his surpassing tolent and success giro a right to one to ask more tor his services than they com mand on other occasions. Hsring been subjected to this extra claim, Oto Ball has concluded to dispense with the services/)! an orchestra. Those who like aocoMpani monts, however, will be pleated to learn that Ok Bull will bo assisted by Mr. Meader, Miss Stone, and probably by Madame A rnoult. The Concert of Mr. Phillips, in tha City Hell, Lowell, on Thursday evening, was well attended. The papers state that he ia one of the best vocaliata that ever visited this country." Hs will be in Lowell again to the spring.? Ho gives a concert on Thursday evening next at the Fe male Academy, Albany. Mr and Mrs. Flynn, Mrs. C. Howard, and " The Great Western,"are drawing capital houses at the Albany Mu seum. The Albany Amphitheatre opened for a limited period under the management of Mr. Spalding, last evening. Hati, the former manager of the Montgomery and An gtista theatres, is now in New Orleans drumming up theatrical recrnita. Mrs. Hart, who waa a great favorite in Georgia and Alabama, is also with him. Murdoch, the comedian, is still lecturing in Boston upon theatrical themes. One Mr. Candy has been singing in a mighty sugary | way, in Louisville. The lassrs declare him to be a sweet little fellow. The Charleston theatre, Mr. Forbes lessee and manager, was announced to open on last evening. (Davis, manager ol the C.'leans theatre, with his com pany of new aotora, haa arrived in that city- The French theatre will now doubtless be opened in the course of a week or ten days. The celebrated Muter Burke is about to leave this country for Europe, to devote himself to music and the violin. T. V. Turner, the celebrated equestrian arrived in Phi ladelphia on Saturday. The Congo melodists continue to draw good audiences in Portland, Me. Thi' a wins Bell Uibgeri are now amusing the people of Albany. Mr. Raymond's monagerie at Philadelphia is proving very attractive. Hew Cline is drawing good houses at the 8avannah I theatre. Another new piece was brought out at the Walnut street theatre, Philadelphia, tn Saturday evening. It is called Tonqewaschen. Mr. Richings ond Miss Walters appear in it, fid sustain their characters admirably. The House waa fLled to overflowing,inconsequcnce of which the manager was obliged to stop selling tickets at a little after seven o'clock. Mr. Forrest has drawn full bouses, thus far, at the Na tional Theatre, Boston. Tho theatre was crowded to its utmost capacity on Saturday evening, to witness his per formance of "Macbeth." The American Theatre, New Orleans, opened on the 9th instant. Mrs. Kent and Mr. Clark are engaged there. The Amphitheatre opened on the same evening. The Mobile Theatre opens this week?the ."Opera" will form one ol its prominent attritions. The papers state that the ever popular Seguins, with their new and accomplished tenor, Mr. Frazer, together with some mi nor, though scarcely less important auxiliaries, are en gaged for a short time. Common Council. Board or Aldebmek, Nov. 18.?A iderman Schiefkh-iw in the chair. A message from His Honof the Mayor with a document, being the opinion of the Supreme Court in the case ol Stryker vs. Kelly, was received and ordered to be printed for the use ol the Board. A Voice from Eldiidge Street ?A number of the unfor tunate prisoners in Eidridge street jail, presented a peti tion praying the Common Council to grant them a stove, and humbly asking thun to mend the broken window*.? Referred to the Committee on Police, Watch and Prisons. Oliver asking for more.?A petition wci received Irom two of the mgnt watch of the city pihou,ior inexcase of ? jary.?Relerred. A number of other petitions were presented and re ferred. Hoog's Watch and Money.?Tho Committee on Police, Watch and Prisons, presented a repoit exonerating v. m. Cox, tho Keeper of the City Prison, from the charges made against him of appropriating Alexander Hoax's watch and money. The committee reported that the watch and money were given to the brother of Hoag on a powirof attoraey. Adopted. Repaving Morris stree'?Tho Committee on Streets ie Sorted an ordinance in favor of repaying Morris stiest, etween Greenwich and Washington streets. Adopted The same committee reported a resolution in favor of regulating Thirtieth street, between 8ixth and Seventh Avenuts, which was also adopted. Tho Committee on Wharves reported a resolution re scinding the resolution adop id lest April, which pro hibited steamboats navigating the Sound from landing at any of the wharves west of Market slip. The resolution was rejected. A Locifoco Match Factory?A communication was re ceived from the Citv Inspector, informing the Board that a nuisance existed in West Eighteenth street in the shape of a Locofooo Match Factory, which gives greit offence to the inhabitants in the neighborhood. Ordered on file. The quarterly repoti of the members of the Croton Wa:er Board was presented and ordered 10 be printed. Comptroller's Report ?A. report was teceived from the Comptroller, asking for a further appropriation to del ray expenses for the present year, and giving his reasons lor the deficiency. From the i.'port, it appeared that the ex penses were $4000 less for the seven months ol the pre sent government than the expenses for four months un dt r two previous administrations, i he ordinance appropri ating the following sums waa then adopted Total |for city accounts $43,594 09 Trust accounts 450,003 00 Papers from the Board of Assistants.?Two resolutions, presented by the Comptroller, one ol them appropriating $7Ui>o for the payment of the Elizabeth street lots, pur Chased for common school purposes, and the other direct ing the Comptroller to sell the same, as thoy are no long er rc<j<iired, the proceeds to be deposited to the credit ol toe common schools. They were adopted in concur rence Alderman Schuffelin's Police Bill.?This bill came from the Board of Assistants, with rn amendment fixing the salary of the Superintendent at $1600 instead of $1260. Alderman Galic moved to lay the bill on the table. I Alderman Br >tih? moved the adoption of tho amend ment. 1 he ParsiDKKT here called upon Alderman Bunting to take the chair, and then took up the cudgels in support of his own bill, calling upon the Alderman of the and for his reasons for delay. Alderman Gale urged as a reason that the bill provided that the department should wear a badge. Aid >rman Hasbbouce supported the metion to lay upon the table, and alluded to the President's bill in no very complimentary term*. Alderman then rose and said that he did not deem it singular that the Aldeiman from the aeaonrt had attacked his bill j that he had s tacked and opposed every great and important measure that had been brought up in this Board this year, and did not deem it at all sin gular that he should do so. Nothing else could ba ex pected of that grntlemaa. Alderman Gale of the aecond ward rose, and hoped the ch?ir would call th? gentleman to order. i Alderman Hasbrouck ?I hope the gentleman will be permi'toi to proceed, sir. Alderman ScHiErrELiw?I do not intend to be personal in my remarks Aldarman Hasbbouce?Ob, you are not all, sir. Alderman 8 ? i did not inteud to be personal in refr. rt nee to the Aldermsn of the 14th. Alderman Miller?You said stcond. (Laughter) Alderman S ?Did 17 well, I meant the old of the 14th, (renewed laughter,) and if I said 'id, I beg that gentle man's pardon Alter some aonsiderable debate the amendment was adopted, and the bill was aent to the Mayor for approval.! Alteration nf the License Law.?Alderman Bunting i.I fered a resolution to the effect that au application be made to the Legislature for an alteiation of tne licence Lawa, making the ptice for licenses greater, and the penalty lor violation greater than at present?Adopted. Retting on Eiictions.?Alderman Buntito also offered a resolution for appeal to the Legislature to make it a penal offence to bet upon elections?Adopted without debate, ftNaturalization Lews?Aid. Schii ffklin offered the fol Resolved, That an application be ?"ide to Congress to so far amend the Constitution of'.he t'nited Statts, as to make it necessary for a person to be a resident of the Uni ted States 31 years, and ol the State aix mouths, to entitle him to a vote. Laid on the table without debate The Alderman gave notice that he ahouldcall up the reaolution at the next m< "ting. Justice Drinker's Communication.?AW. Hasbrouck call ad up the communication or Justice Drinker, in relation to the reaolution passed by the Board, directing him to sit st the House ol Detention at Hnrlem. It waa then taken up and relerred to tho Committee ob Law*. Some further bustoesa of no special interest was then transacted, and at half-pact 10 o'clock the Board adjourn ed. Llofemknt.?Considerable excitement took place at the railroad depot, at Portland, this (Sa turday) afternoon, owing to tne elopement of a young lady, daughter of Lachlan Donaldson, Mayor of St. John, who left her home on the#tb inst., in company wi;h s Csptain Todd, of the British irm?. The young lady is about twenty years of age, and or very attractive man ners, combining much beauty and personal appearance Todd is about thirty-lour years, and has left a wife and two children at St. John. Thp gentleman left St. John in hl< carriage three days previous lor Frederlcton, and was there joined by the yottng lady in question, when they proceeded io Houlton from thence to Bangor, where they took stage for Portland. The happy pair, no doubt, con templated proceeding farther South, but the gentleman who had been sent upon the scent, suddenly interrupted them In their dreams of ' luture bliss," and prevailed ipon Miss Donaldson to return to tho " domestic circle." The aurpr'ae took |la~a In the oars, in whiohCaptain Todd, with hla fair runaway, were comfortably aeated. Tho young lady haa returned home to mingle teara with her alliicted parenta, and the married officer to chasr a I dlaconsolate wife?Evening Oazsttt. , twUUifeme, SaSaiJiS^SfejasttS an unknown mran? eoad To a ti"g? tta~Istf oMUng ?tiMl, in the North Rivor, veiiterSf. ?u ^ ol Kln,* tsx&ffixsEsibP ^ - r ,. ? General Sessions. Rec#rd?r and Aldermen Winahjp and Hai broack. w .. Patumr, Diitrict Attorn*. J9~Ca?? ?f William Davi* concluded?At 10 nh.?Mi'-^'"t opened, and his Honor the Record" priwSer ^ -eeme<'to lean considerably to the ^m^lJu*tald?KiOC^h* JW?ti"d to their room. WiufcJt* J?H? rtL C"' "/ Perjury-Tht Murphy iriu Ca?? ?John Clomeata wu then placed at the har jury Cbelore Thomr .J*i^' delibw4telT committing per ?mthea&TJm?'/^?fw^C^imiMhmer of I>eHs, on ins i?ta or May, 1844, in ord?r to obtain poaaeasion of SS^'T-a'Sa inr all ^ii^Brn^rfv tn11^ * wi" mad? in 1809, bequeath 121 L property to hia brothers Michael and Jame. Murphv, and hit sinter Margaret or their h*tri inj an tail, of Bathmias, Wexford Cour,? Ireland 5" Phillies, Esq., As.i.tant Diat^t I'tto?^ own^thi case for the posreution, stating all the facto ao^cScum stance* conn' ctcd with the traniaction. It appeared from hi. opening that the heir, were the children IrfMi C ^ v!amM o"u Margaret A claim to the estate was made by one Charlee Mccarty, aub.tantiated by a man named Donnell The original executor, of the will had died before the testator, and after many conflicting claim. IS?- J>?!P ", h*f> heen "rged, it waa di.cove?ed that ,McC8rt7 *???? frl?e, and he waa in. dieted for perjury, but fled abroad and died. In h ii. r?M Jacob Hirvey were appointed by the Chancellor aa adminiatratora to the eatate. Shortly after, John Clement, preaented hi* cle'm to the eatate aa son of Margaret Murphy, by a marriage with Thomaa Clement., farmer of county Limerick, Ireland, through hi. couuael, Alexander Watson. After a time Mr. Wataoa became .at i. tied that C.'emenM waa not an heir, and aban doned hi. ca?e, nd Mr. Harvey wrote to Ireland to aacer tn n who the legitimate and legal heirs were. The chil dren of Mlckaelthen put In their claim, and flledabiU in the Viae Chancellors court, letting forth their title, to the eatate, and callng upon John Clement, to an.wer them; and to thi. comple'nt of the law.ul heir., Clementa ?wore to an arswer before Powe.a, the commiuionsr. setting forth that the bill filed attaint bim wa. falae: that Jame. and Michael Muiphy, the brother of Capt Mur phy, drceased, we.e deed, aud d'ed unmarried, childlesa. and intestate; that Margaret Murphy, the alitor of Capt! Murphy, married Thomaa Clrmeat. in 1790: alto that he wa. the attorney, and had ;he power to act for hia mother. It waa in .wearing to thia anaw&r that the alleged perjury waa committed. It we* alirged a'.o that Clementa had induced hi. mother in Ireland to .wear that die waa the lister of Capt. Peter Murphy, deceased, when in reality her mai.len name we. Alice,or Aliciu O'Brien,and no rela. lion whatever to the Murphj a. ' Robert Emmotf, E?q , associated v.-ith the Diatrict At. torney for the proiecution j Francis B. Earle, for the pruoner. ' Vi08 Chancellor', office Tj.1. ' proved tlie complaint of Hie true heira, and the answer of dementi, which wa. ako filed. Peter Muhpht, sworn?I am from the county of We* ford, Irclp-id, aodarna nephew to Peter Murphy, who 11? , a !* J' ,rom the pariah of Tivtain, waw,h'm ^e year 1810 at my father', in the county or Wexford: he wei then on a viait to hia rela tion. in Ireland, and remain"! there about twenty-four hours; he had left his ihip, the Erin, in Dublin: I never ?aw him but that once; he wag never in Ireland atier that; my lather . name^ wn Michael, and he waa brother to i , i ? ?liter named Margaret,who married John Lawlor nd liypd in county Wexford: my father, my aunt Lawler and her are all dead: [The witnea.tlien went on to enumerate aUthe name, of the children of the different branches of the family ] I rfceived one hundred pounda fiom my uncle Peter in Bel '"!,?? ??*? h" 'Iwaya wrote to hia relatione at home until 1817; my uncle never had ar.y i elation. in the county of Limerick, and never heard of hi. being there at all ; I came out here two year, ago last September, ro maineda.hoii time, when I con.idered the natter aet. tied, and that the property wa. all apportioned to ma and my relations ; I came out here again in May laat with my cousin Jamea, and then he.ird of the aecord attempt of Clement, to get the property. A ctoes-examination elici ted nothing important. I1 aunt O'Coji.iell?! am about i>4 year, of age :I come from Ireland In Capt. Marphy'a; ship in 1810 : i knew i k? t '? brother, the father of tholast witnesa, ]?? ai! :r,' 1 c*m# fout Lom Wexford, but 1 never a iw him after I got out here; he was a very large, tali man. Q ' Edward Muamv, called?I have been in thia country 35 years ; I knew Capt. Peter Murphy, and al.o hi. ne phew James; he boarded iu my family in 1811 for several monUi. ; capt. Murphy when he came from aea paid hi. board; hw uncle took him from my hou.e and took bim to college in Harlem ; I saw him about five year, ago ? When I bnewlCapt. Murphy] he boarded at the Tontine Ccftee Housf. Capt. Nicholas Morand.-I have resided in the city of New Vork lor the last 46 yeara ; I wa. acquainted with Captain Murphy, and I went out aa mate to him : he had the command of the .hip Teaplant, and at one time of the thip Ei le ; I took a hundred pound, to hi. brother a the request of Captain Murphy ; I took a letter which he wrote to hia brother to the po<t-otticejin Ireland in 18i7, and upon^Peter Murphy, who has been a witness in court here, coming to me with it, I paid him the ?100 and took a receipt from him ; I have known Jamea Murphy a. the nephew of Peter Murphy. ,w*>rn? Knew Capt. Pater Mur phy , he died in the dame house whore I waa bo.riitg in tha year 1841; I think Dr. McCaullay was hi. phy.ician : he wa. a man of pretty dome.tic habit*. Cros. eMn.ine*-Capt. Murphy told me that he had two nephew, in thi. count y ; that one went to Mobile and died, and the other to New Orleaa. and wa. hanged Edward Dwihht, .worn -Knew Captain Murphy and hia nephew Jameii, the latter came out from Ireland with I"'*, "" ?" ? Dr. Atax. C. Hos.acx, .worn.-Knew Captain Muiphy. and know Jame. Murphy; he waa a fellow .tudent with me under my father; Captain Murphy recognized Jame. a. hia nephew, and paid for him a. .< ch ; after he gradu ated he went South, and I went to Europe, and I never he^oiUied o ei more about a year ago, when Q.-Do you know anything about hi. being hanged. , A ?;.M ?'r I 1 heard ?o, and that he waa Identified as Jamea Murphy when he wa. riding to the gallowa on a co"in; and a. a proof of hi. coolneaa, it waa aaid that he wa. amoking a cigar at the time. Capt. Mor ard recalled?Q -Captain, did you ever hear that Jame. Murphy was hung in Alabama ? A.?I did. air ; and believed ii, too. Q.?What we. he hang for, did you hear, air ? A ~ ' *',r ? WM ?aid that he waa found in bed with another man'a wile. (Laughter) .irS_(L0auhg"ftehra,ng ******* for offence now, hu^b7ndbel,0Ve n0t 5 bUt " WM ,,id th,t he ?ti"?bed the Q.?Wa. he hanged, ?ir 7 ,?S*!nk n0t'lor ha l00k ^ at my hou.e about two Richard lloLnrn .worn?I am from the county Wex ford, and have been for the la.t thirty yeara. Idid not know Murphy. I did know Margaret Murphy on. "JI, I Law,or' "nd had two or three children! one of whom I wa. apon.or to. ? ?hlAwir. ,,T?rn~;1 ?m 8 ?on of Jame. Murphy, uncle of mln^ Captain Peter Murphy, who w?. an . ?of., "'ne. I saw him in Liverpool in the latter part h? fimminjEi '"J*? him 0a b?,rd the ,hiP Eria, whieh I v He gave me good advice and a guinea. I I cousin. tWU yeari With Peter, my first 041f,4T "yora-I know James Murphy, who aaid he was nephew of Captain Peter. He boarted with m w P*' Finturn, county Wexford. waf-^iTJr* ,WOI?ite,t,flbd thttt'b? wa.the ? witneas, and | went to see Capt. Mur phy to get him to pay me for hii nephew', board, ai be went off without paying his bill. Rev. Johis Powers sworn-I know the nriaoner at the /?r 'n ma B hlmsell known to me about turae years ago (Or Powe, a was here ?i hdrawn.) 7 1 Air Harvct wa. then sworn, and testified that no In ducements were held out to him, to cause him to make | claim n ?r e*pIaln ,ny thin*' or ,0 withdraw the rec*11<wl?:,,r' Harvey came to see me, Cle ments also came by appoinment, and Mr. H. told me the whole circumstances ot the case; I was convinced that ""i1 i bcliev,) lh? he confessed it was a t0 leave the cHr> "m ioTp^efutoMmthaCity' ',L0U?ht Mr. Harvey would Mr. Harvcy then took the stand again, and gave a com. P'^e of the whole affai^ aAd the manr.^to stipposod roguery waa made apparent. Thi. cau.e wa. then suspended till i ~~The f." "/. Davi' ?At half-pa.t two o'clock, thi. Jury came into j.ourt, and .tated that they wete unable to agree, and they were directed to retire again. At 1 o clock, tLe Court being about to adjourn, aent in to enquire of the Jury whether they were likely to agree but on their .ending word that they could not, the Court directed that they .hould be furni.hed with refresh* ments and kept together during the night, unleaa they agreed, in which case the Court would bnin readiues. to receive their verdiot* The Court then adjourned. 10 o'ci.oca, P. M.?At 9 o'clock, the jury in the case of 2i'7 C.ime 10 #n. "*r*^nw>t,, "nd officer, were despaleh | ed for the several member, of the Court, and for the pri 1 ??"fr 1>rKe) ai,d hi. couniel About 10 o'clock all io t&^i!!>e.Pr ' t J"ry we,e ?nd ac.wered DaCy|.";?iU?ornMl"/?,,,Umen'do "u flnd Forkmapi?Ouilty. th^,..?o"?DA7,r^hcm,: At 1 hav? rea#on believe, sir, '!'*! ,uT ? i JUfy h6ve b* n ?t J "to finding this ver ilict thtoiigh?Ah?m ! - (SensBtion)?sheer narration, I must n<k lor a poll of the jury. guTlty ( lerk Uitn P011^ th" J1,ry?,nd **ch one answered The District Attorftrv?It is now my painfel duty to ask that Mr. Wilham Davis be committed for sentence Thei Rcconnaa-The officers wiU take the prisoner into ciutody. Gentlemen of the Jury, the Court thank you for the attention you have given in this protracted cauae \ ou are diacharged for the term. Davia, who up to thia time, had manifested the moat eer fret em? careles. indifference, then burst into tears, ind protested loudly his innocer.ce. 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