Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 10, 1845, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 10, 1845 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. S?w V??rk, Monday, March IO, 1845. Thk Next News feom EtmorE ?Four or five packet ships are due at tins port, which will pro bably bring the next news from Europe. We an nex their names:? Ship Liverpool, Irom Liverpool, Keb. ii, u days later. " 8 de Urease, " Havre, Keb. H, 4 " Westminster, " Londor, Ktb 10, 6 " SiiMous, " Liverpool, Feb. II, 7 " Uiica, " Havre, Keb. 16, la The Argue and Ville de Lyon from Havre may also bring a day or two later on the 1st ult. They were at that port waiting the lirat fair wiad. The intelligence to come in these packets may be of considerable interest to politicians and cotton speculators. We shall receive the Queen's speech on the opening ot the British Parliament, on the 1th ult., and probably some inkling ol the course England intends to pursue in regard to this coun try. The Cambria, the next steamer, is now in her sixth day The Spring KUctlon. We have now three parlies in the field in this city, all busily engaged in preparing for the approaching municipal election. The whiga and "natives" have come out with their can didates tor the Mayoralty, the former pre seating Mr. Dudley Selden,and the latter re-nomi nating the present Mayor, Mr. Harper. The dem ocrats have their election of delegates on Thursday evening next, and we may expect the announce ment ot their candidate in a few days. Mr. Jere miah, Mr. Havemeyer, and one or two others, have been named as likely to obtain the democratic nomination, and we have no doubt that the selec tion will be made with all due discrimination and sound judgment. The locofocos are vety deter mined, and will enter into the contest with the greatest harmony and spirit. The great source of interest and excitement in ?h<s contest springs from the position of the whigs and "natives," w^'ch lias assumed a ver>'singular character. The great ?naes of the whiga a/e very much enraged against the "natives," whom thevaccuse of treachery and ingratitude. Jlany ot' the rmst intelligent men of the w hig party attribute the defeat of Mr. Clay in t.V recent election to the element of "nativism, and in this view they are sustained by the tacts. There cannot be any rational doubt that the " native" movement had a most disastrous effect on the fortunes of Mr. Clay. We pointed this out last fall, and subsequent events fully con firmed the accuracy of our opinions. The, conduct of the " natives" in this city, after they had suc ceeded in inducing the poor whiga to form a coali tion, also gave great offence to many ol the whiga, who consider that the " natives" at ted u dishonorable part, and did not abide by the t, rrns of the agreement; and we must say that the wl'ifs were not to be greatly pitied, when they truster, a set of men who had given such abundant evidenct'. that adherence to pledges and promises was not a virtue for which they had much practical regard. Notwithstanding, however, this strong feeling of dislike entertained for the " natives" by many of the whigs, there is yet some reason to believe that a portion of the wing leaders are endeavoring to form another alliance with the !?natives" and to repeat the game ot mutual compromise, which was so adroitly managed by the " natives" last fall, y their making the compromise completely analo gous to the Irishman's ideas of reciprocity? " all on one side." We perceive that already in the Fifth ward, Alderman Drake has with drawn, in order to make room for Mr. Adams the whig candidate. This is the first overt act in the contemplated movement. In the strong whig wards the "natives" will give way to the whigs, mid in the strong democratic wards, both will make a vigorous pull together for the "native" candi dates lor the Common Council, and uniting in all the wards in the support of Mr. Harper. The de clinature of Mr. Morris Franklin did not at all look like a determination on the part of the whig lead ers to make an open, manly, independent whig fight, and the nomination of Mr. Selden by no means tended to disabuse the mind of that tmpres ston. Mr. Selden is an excellent man?industrious, of business habits, candid, and not a violent parti zan. But he is not the strongest whig candidate for the Mayoralty that could have been selected. Then again, we have very good reason to entertain the opinion that Mr. Harper would not have ac cepted the nomination lor re-election if he had been quite certain ol receTvmg the support only of the " natives." His Honor has some shrewdness, and he has some vanity, with all reverence be it spoken. He is shrewd enough, at all events, to be able to estimate the weakness of the pure " na tive" party, and is not at all the man to run the risk of euch an ignominious defeat as'he would be cer tain of meeting if he had not some hopes of whig support. Now, wc are persuaded that a great proportion of the whigs never will form an alliance with the " natives," and il any portion of their leaders at tempt such an arrangement as wc have indicated, they may depend upon it the result will be disas trous. The whig ranks will be divided, and the overwhelming force of ihe locolocos, aided by the neutral masees who are most savage against the " natives," will give the present party in power, and their silly whig allies, a most overwhelming deleat. But if, on the other hand, the whigs of this city, wisely thwarting the echemes of a lew de signing and selfish leaders and wire-pullers, whose only aim is to gain their own personal objects, re vive to unite to a man against " natives" and lo cofocos, they will enter the field with very cheer ing prospects of success. A great proportion of the neutrals in this city?who really hold the balance of power, and who last year most uaqueitionably decided the election in a* vor of the " natives," from whom they hoped to get city reform?are favorably dis posed towards the respectable old whig par ty. On the whole, the whigs when in power have administered the city government with spirit and dignity. A great many of the respectable and influential citizens who take no part in party poli tics, would be desirous of giving them another trial. But'if the whigs allow themselves to be drawn into any entangling alliance with the miserable imbe ciles now in power in the corporation, they must expect to share their late. Nothing can Bave the " natives." They were put into office by the neu trals of this city, comprising many adopted citizens who had never voted before at a city election,"but who conpassionutely disregarding the ravings of the " native" demagogues about the " Pope" and the "Irish," and the "Dutch," believed that they were sincere and honest'in their promises of city re form?that although they ranted very foolishly about the terrible dangers which threatened the republic from the annual influx of able-bodied men, and healthy and buxom women, yet that they were, after all, persons of integrity, and capa ble men of business. Need it be asked whether any of these voters will give their support to the "natives" at the ensuiug election 1 We trow not. Their first and last obiecl in going to the polls will be to mark, in the moot emphatic, and decisive, and practical manner, their disapprobation and contempt of the faithlessness, and wretched imbe cility of the "native" reformers. Tnus, then, stand the vatious parties. 11 the whigs unite with the "natives" on any terms, or to any extent?if, recklessly despising the bitter experience ol the past, they enter into any compro mise with the present party in power, the/ will be called on to meet the whole strength and force of the locofoccs, and of all the neuirals, whose cast ing vote decided the election in favor of the "Na tives" last year. In that case utter defeatis in-vi table. But if the whigs stick like men to their own party organization and their own candidates, nod at tho sama.utne'givejthe public reasonable;!* surunce ol administering the city government with vigor and fidelity, and of effecting needful relorma, they will stand a fair chance of obtaining the sup port of the neutrals, and at the same time receive the votes of very many of the " Natives," who are sick of their uew-fangled political associations, and are desirous ol returning to their first love?honest and straightforward whiggery. This last conside ration ought to have Rreat weight with all intelli gent members of the whig party. It is all impor tant for them that their party organization in this city should be built up as rapidly and as securely as possible. " Nativism" has already been a sore curse to them, and if they desite union and pros perity within their borders, they will seek to eflect the removal of that disturbing and disorganizing element. They never can have their perlect and powerful party organization restored in this city, while " Nativeism" is in existence. That's all. The Art and Mystery ok '? Unanimous En dorsements. "?The novel and ingenious mode by which ex-alderman Puidy of this city has been at- I tempting to bolster up his application lor the Col lectorship of this port, has excited a good deal ol attention. We allude to the endorsement ot his application! by the Young Men's Committee followed up by that of several of the Ward Com mittees. To honest, upright, and unsuspecting men,living at a distance from this great city ol po litical trickery and corruption, and even to many who live in this region, it may appear quite un questionable evidence ot the worth, capabilities, and popularity of an office-seeker when the regu larly constituted and recognized representative bo dies ef the party to which he belongs, thus endorse his own estimate of his capacity and political weight. This is, however, a very mistaken view of the case, as we will take the liberty of .showing in a very Few paragraphs. We confess that we were a little astonished when we found it announced that the "General Commit tee" of Tammany Hall had endorsed Mr. Purdy's application, inasmuch as that act was a direct vio latiou of the laws and constitution of that body - It is entrusted with the management and direction of the financial affairs and operations of tlie parly, and has nothing whatever to do with the further ance of individual cilice-seeking projects. But our astonishment was considerably diminished when we ascertained that of the eighty-five members of this Committee, only nineteen were present on the occasion when the endorsement of Mr. Purdy s application was so unanimously made. This re mit had been brought about by the exercise of that generalship in which the "old hunkers" of both larties are so perfectly skilled. The endorsets were carefully selected, and abundant promises jeing made of bountiful rewards for their disin terested kindness,the official declaration was made that Mr. Purdy was one of the most popular and worthy members of the Democratic party in this city?that he waB eminently qualified for the office of Collector of New York?and that Mr. Polk s j Inaugural Address was one. of the most excellent documents that the Committee had ever read. A little trickery and a great deal of munificent pro mises, thus accomplish the whole business,and the Alderman starts off to Washington armed with he important document, apparently expressing the inanuTious endorsement of the Democracy of the :ity of New York. Now the truth is Ex-Alderman Purdy's influence n this city amongst his own party is extremely li nited. The best poeeible proof of this is the tact hat at this very moment when the Mayoralty the p eat object of his ambition for years past?is open, ie cannot muster the smallest influence in the way >f obtaining the nomination. He is one ot those Men wko have always been hanging on the skirts | if the party, living on it, but bringing nothing to it n return. With respect to qualifications for the Sollecfotship he is entirely deficient. The present | incumbent on the contrary, is a man eminently lualified for the office. His decisions uniformly ;ive satisfaction, and as a member of the demo jratic party he is not identified with any of the liquet of this city .occupying a position of lofty and tionest independence. We have now enabled our readers at & distance lo estimate at their proper value the endorsements ot Mr. Purdy .which have been so industriously paraded before the public. Every body who knows what is passing behind the scenes here, is laughing at the whole business. The melancholy part of the affair is, that the score or twe of poor ievils who have been seduced by the promises of oland, good-natured, pleasant "Old Ironsides," are jo certain of his success that they are wasting in idleness that precious time which might be profit ably employed. New York Posr Office.?We have one or two complaints to make to the Post Master General against the arrangements in the Post Office in this city. i They arc these-.-One, that when the Eastern Mail arrives at eight o'clock in the morning we receive our exchange newspapers between 10 and li o'clock, two and three hours after they reach the Post Office, when formerly that mail was assorted in thirty minutes. We were yesterday told, at the newspaper office, that the Eastern Mail would not be assorted till one of the clerks came from his breakfast. Another, that the Great Southern and I Western mails generally arrive here at three and a half o'clock in the afternoon, and it is late?very late?iu the afternoon before we get the St. Louis and Cincinnati papers; and sometimes?indeed often-times?we have to wait till the next day be fore we get all our exchanges from that point. This delay may do very well lor monthly maga zines, but for daily newspapers and merchants it is extremely vexatious. These comnlaints have become general, and it is partly owing to this inefficiency on the part ol | the Post Office that we are compelled to run ex presses, and that such enterprising lines as Adams iV Co. start into existence. We hope that Mr. Polk and the Tost Master General will take these complaints into consideration, and see if some re medy cannot be found. If we have a postmaster would it not be as well | to have him at his post attending to the business of his office I The Courts?On Monday next the Circuit Court will open, when the term commences. There is a very heavy calendar, and arrenr of business,which with the trial ot Polly Bodine, and some heavy cases, will swell the amount of business in the law courts considerably. The law courts, indeed, have considerably increased in business during the last six months, as the passage of the Bankrupt Law of 1842 caused considerable stagnation at that period , but the revival of trade, and the conse quent operations in business contracts, itec. have again increased litigation. We have it from high authority in the Superior Court that its business has considerably increased during the last six months, and so also the Common Pleas, which is continually in session. The Court of Chancery is also busily engaged in suits, and some of them of the most important character. We may mention amongst them the case ol Crtiger vs. Crugtr, and Lewis vs. Anthon, the decisions in which are look ed to with deep interest. The United States Courts, and the Marine Court also, do their share of business. It is not, therefore, unsafe to say that litigation is rapidly on the increase, and will in crease considerably when the bill for the pay of jurors, now btfore the Legislature, shall become a law. PuaifHMSNT of SinucTioif ?We give on our first page a very curious document presented to the Legislature of this Sta'e by Mr. Arnold, one of the members, remonstrating against the bill on the punishment of seduction before that body. This " remonstrance" contains a great deal of good sense, uttered in a singularly quaint and original style, and the careful perusil may tend to (he edi fication of all Tub Coming Season?'The Fashionable Water ing Plai its.?In a few weeks the joyous spring lime will be upon us, and already people are begin ning to anticipate the pleasures ol the travelling season. There is tvery reason to believe that next summer the watering places will be thronged by great numbers of visiters, and that greater multi tudes than ever will Beek the pure air of the coun try, leaving the hot and dusty cities half depopu lated. The facilities lor travelling have been im mensely increased, and the locomotive propensi ties of the people can now be gratified at halt the cost, and without a lithe ol the iuconveniences to which it was formerly neoessary to submit. Be sides, the times are prosperous?money is plenty, and however anxious we Americans are to make money, we certainly cannot be accused of auy stinginess in expending it. A great many new watering places are prepar ing to come into the field this season, whilst others heretofore known to fame will be comparatively deserted. The fashion ot watering places is quite as mutable as the fashion of any thing elBe. Green port, at the terminus of the Lang Island Railroad, will be a very popular resort. Its location is de lightful. The air is as Iresh aud pure as that ol Paradise, and the facilities for sea-bathing are un surpassed. There are also abundant opportunities lor hunting and fishing, and the enjoyment of all sorts of out-door exarcise. For invalids seeking health, or for the vigorous in pursuit of amusement and excitement,we do not know auy of the water ing places more inviting than Greenport. Rockaway appears ta have quite fallen into the sear and yellow leaf. Since the time of Crans toun it has been holding up its head with great dil ficulty, and it will hardly be able, during the next season, to compete with its numerous rivals with any degree ol respectability. Nature has been rather adverse to Rockaway. The sea-billows are very magnificent, but the Bwarnpe are anything but agreeable either to the eye or to the organ of smell j two senses which will iusist on being grali | find, and take no excuse from any assailant. Pieris has abandoned the Clifton House near the Telegraph station, on Staten Island, as a bad spec ulation. He is an excellent and capable host, and his lady manages a household with consumale abil ity, but the Clifton House is badly constructed.and there is a malicious hill in the back-ground which deprives you of the softened radiance of the set ting sun, and condemns you in the evening te the premature chilly embraces of the night air, and swarms of industrious muequitoes. New Brighton, on the other hand, is as hot at all hours us the seat of a newly elected President, and the beach is strewed with the bodies of unfortunate dogs and kittenB, that have met an untimely fate, like the sickly newspapers which the small-beer literati are starting every week in New York. Staten Island, indeed, we are inclined to believe, will not be much frequented this season, and so also it is like ly to be with the Hamilton House. Saratoga will be crowded of course?by the parvenues. All the cod-fish aristocracy lor hun dreds of miles around, will flock there, aud.cram every tavern from cellar to attic. Gin-slings and bad brandy will be poured out like water; all the finery of Division street and the Bowery will flount in the dusty streets of the village, and daily at noon, the great rootn at Marvin's will reek with one hundred ragout* in an ocean of gravy, and three hundred and fifty human beings in a state of profuse perspiration. It will, indeed, be in the interior of the country? in quiet villages, far from the dust and turm 1 ol the crowd,?in pleasant hamlets lying sheltered and secluded in some smiling valley,?in unosten tatious inns, away among the mountains,adjacent to cool springs of healing virtues gushing from the rock,?that those who Teally know how to enjoy the warm season, will be found. The fashiona bles and exclusives will seek such plan eB as Shr ron Springs and Richfield Springs, land other delightful and sequestered retreats, leaving to the crowd the flaring edifices at the common watering places, with their noisy bar-rooms?their eating house table d'hote?and their sleeping-apartments confined and odoriferous as the cages of a mana gerie. Old Mr. Noah still Alivk and Kicking.? Poor old Mr. NoRh, every now and then, makes a desperate splutter, in the hope of attracting a little public attention, very much like the drunken Irish man at Donnybrook Fair, who throws down his ragged great-coat, and shouts out, "Will nobody have the goodness to put his loot on that 1"?de siring thus to excite some charitable by-stander into a quarrel, but only gets laughed at, and pelted with mud by the boys, for his pains. Yesterday lie came out in an obscure Sunday print, claiming old acquaintance with William L. Marcy, and boast ing of the great political victories they achieved together in this State. Poor old Noah! Taking the Veil.?Every now aud then we hear ol several young and beautiful women taking the veil, and retiring to the gloom of a convent. Re cently a Miss Wnggaman, a niece of Ex-President Tyler, thus retired from the world, and several in stances of a similar kind have occurred of late in different parts of the country. It is a sort of epi demic, occasionally breaking out and effecting, it would seem by sympathy, young and sensitive fe males of a morbid religio-poetical temperament. A brief term of probation generally eflects a cure | of the malady. The sweet creatures find that the human heart is the same within as without the walls of a convent, and that the imposing rites at the altar do not in this, any more than in a certain other ceremony, admit the novitiate into a heaven of perfect blessedness and peace. " Shortest Passaoe Ever Made."?We have received the following note from Captain Durfey of the packet ship Auburn, relative to hia last trip from New Orleans:? On Board Ship Auru**, > New York, March 8, 1845. ) Dear Sir : ? In looking over several;of the city paper*, I notice that the length of my recent passage from New Orleans, and alao that of the Saratoga. Captain Russel, from the lame port, are incorrectly reported. 1 left the Belize, the moulh of the Missiaaippi, on the 34th ult. aide by aide with the Saratoga. We parted company aoon after. I proceeded on my paat age, and arrived cif Sandy Hook flee hour* before the 8., end received a pilot three hours before she did. I merely mention these fact* because moat of the papers have stated that my ship was beaten thlrty-aix hours by the Saratoga. Truly, yours, N. P. DURFEY. It is a well known iact that the Auburn is ono of the fastest sailers out of this port. She has made the passage hence to the Balize in nine days, and from city to city in ten days, beating the mail at the time. The Saratoga is a capital ship, but we know the Auburn too well to suppose that she is easily to be beaten. She may be equalled by the Saratoga but never surpassed. Steam Ship Hihtrma from Boston for Halifax and Liverpool, was seen oil'Seal Island, at 2 P. M,' on the 2d instant. Navigation?The Pennsylvania Canals, andaleo the Tide Water Canals, will be opened for naviga. tion to-day. The " Respectable Prbub."?The Boiton Cou rier says that " anything ignorant and vicious in the country plays into the hands of the democratic party." Such is a sample of the courteous lan guage of the " respectable" party press. Personal Movements. The Hon. C. Rogers, of Washington Co.: Mr Morris, and Gov. Dunlap ami lady, of N. H.; T. W. Morse, of Bath, Me.; A Dana, of Ithaca , C. L. Benton, of Mohawk, and J. Stewart and family, of Conn , arrived yesterday at Howard'a Hotel. Ex-President Tyler and his family arrived in Richmond on Thursday, and took hia departure for hi* scat in Chirlca City, by Friday morning's steamboat. 'JThentrlcnls, Ac. Misa Gannon commenced an engagement at the Charier ton theetre, on the 4th lnitant. The Anglcsee Family and Melodeona are giving con cert* in Newark. Mr. Jones, the vocalist, ha* gone to Boston, to deliver his lectoreson Hebrew Minstrelsy, fcc. Mr. Henry Phillip* gave a roucert In Cincinnati, on Friday last. Concert of the German Charitable Society at the Tabernacle.?As we predicted, this spa cious building was crammed toexcessou Saturday by an eager crowd, native and foreign, in which we observed a goodly array of the daughters of the laud which gave birth to llundel, Bach, Mozirt, and Beethoven ; blue-eyed blondinti, fair and sentimental, like Goethe's Charlotte, or tjchiller's Thekla. Amongst the in any amiable qualities winch distinguish the German character, unosteii tatious, st If offering charity?charity for its own sake?ranks up[>eriiiObt. A disastrous fire in an unknown village, an inundation, a severe winter, call forth substantial proofs of heart felt sympathy. Hardly any < lettuaii newspaper will befour.d which does not contain one or several lists of "mild cor tributionn," as they are called thsre, indicating the donor with a pious motto, a modest initial, not u?fr<quentlv with, "by an orphan," "a child," "a servant," instead of trumpeting forth one's lull uame, christian and family,^ with the street and the number ot the house, the "mild contributor" is living in. The Theaterziitung of Vienna justly and proudly boasts, that it published one list a week at an average, during the thirty-seven years of its existence. Mr. tiaphir, the celebrated author and humorist, has inade over more than twenty-thou sand dollars to the hospitals of the same city, the product of literary and musical entertainments ar ranged by him ; and Liszt, the great pianist, never lias visited a city, in his artisticnl career, without giving a concert for the poer. We hailed, there fore, the announcement of a charitable concert,the first after a lapse of several years, as a sign that the Germans of this city are anxious not to be outdone by the " old country j" and we learn with sincere pleasure that the recently formed society of German ladies contemplate giving another one. This is as it ought to be. Charity is a better link than the Zoilverein, and may it take its place next to " hope," at present the only inscription on the banner of that country. The usual gloomy and sepulchre-like looking Tabernacle was gaily adorned with garlands, the statues of Beethoven, Handel, and Bach, and the national colors of Germany. We observed that nearly every German proudly gazed on the " schwnrtz-roth gold," as he entered; a pleasure he only can enjoy under this heaven of liberty, as the wearing and possession of them, in any shape whatever, constitutes a criminal offence, punishable with an imprisonment of many years in a fortress. Incredible as it mav appear to an American, to whom the national flag ib a sacred symbol of his country, yet this is pure truth ; but it'musfnot be forgotten, that that noble country is misgoverned by thirty-six petty princes, or better by a monster with thirty-six tails without head or heart. Want of space prevents us from noticing the per formances at greater length, as wc intended to do. It unquestionably was the best and most interesting concert of the season. The orchestral pieces, un der the able guidauce of Mr. Hill, were given to perfection?the Freischutz taking the lead, followed by Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave and Beethoven's Symphonv in C minor. Much anxiety was felt to hear the German song Union, which haB only been in existence since the last few months. Consider ing the shortness of its duration, and that, with the exception of Messrs. liakeman, Weizel and Scharfenberg, it entirely consists of amateurs, three-fourths of whom do not even know the notes, they acquitted themselves very well and much praise is due to Mr. Perabeau, the able director and worthy successor to the lamented Schlesinger. The firet chorus is very pretty, but too little effec tive for public performance?the Evening Bell is a very poetical inspiration, and afforded to Mr. Wei zel a good opportunity for the display of his splendid and melodious voice. The two last chorusscs by Mendelssohn and Speicr, were much applauded. We must again remark that the Tabernacle is the worst concert room that possibly could be found it is built contrary to the rules of accoustics, as the echo of the last sound covers the next one. Ma dame Pico was received as an old friend and she sung the Rondo fromCenerentola, with her wonted and duly appreciated talent, the andante of which was principally distinguished through feeling and pathos, her principal characteristics. Nor was she less acceptable in the Casta Diva from Norma, but its second part was thoroughly spoiled by a most ridiculous accompaniment of the band. Mr. Schar fenberg played variations on Mehul's Joseph, by Herz; he decidedly has the most delicate touch of all our New York pianists, and that he is fully aware of it proves the selection efthe piece, which is more calculated for elasticity of the fingers than of the wrist. Yet we would have prelerred in a Geiman concert a real German composition, in stead ol the Frenchified Herz. He played it with a remarkably elegant neatness and brilliancy, for which he earned the loud and hearty applause ot the listeners, which he shared with the excellent Gronevelt, v. hp surpassed himself in Weber's beau tiful and classical concerto. The Cabinet.?The Hon Cave Johnson, entered upon his duties as Postmaster General, and The lien. W. L. Marcy, took charge of the War De partment yesterday ; to-day, The Hon. R J. Walker entered upon his duties as Se cretary of the Treasury. This morning the officers of the army, and others, paid their respects to the Secretary of War, and together with a large Dumber of citizens and strangers, visited the Pre sident of the United States at the Executive Mansion j and

Mrs. Polk received visitors yesterday and to-day?Ma ditoman, March 8. Further Anti-Rent Disturbances.?The fol lowing letter was received to day from Major Oe enral J. 8. Smith, dated Kingston, March 7,1845. There has been an outbreak among the tenants of Robert L. Li vingston's estato In this county, which, irom appearances, and the reports in circulation, is liko to lead to soil, us difficulties. On Friday ot last week, they employed a Mr. Lasher to remove a quantity of timber that had been felled by some trespassers on the patent. While engaged in that duty, he was suddenly surrounded and tskm by a gang of fifteen or sixteen armed men, disguised as Indians, who required him to desist, and be olf at once. On his refusal ho was seised by the Indians, and a severe scuffie ensued, Mr. Lasher resisting to the extent of his power, and using a handspike to good advantage, until it was finally wrested from him. He was, however, overpc wer cd, and as usual, received a coat of tar and feathers. They then made the rffort to throw him from a rock about ten foet in height, in which they soon succeeded, but not without precipitating two of their men, to whom Lasher continued to make good his hold during too affray. Their masks were displaced in the fail, by which he was ena. bled to recognize (he two. He finally escaped, badly bruised and hurt Warrants were immediately got, and the two he recognized were arrested, hut by some unac countable negligence of the office:s they made their es cape. The proprietors of the land are determined not only to arrest the offenders, but to collect every ceni of rent now due by legal proceeding. Several writs are now out for trespass. The under sheriff of this county 1< ft here this morning, in company with a constable, for the infect ed district, tor the purpose of serving several writs, and arresting those engaged in the outrage upon Mr. Lasher. If they aro resisted, as it is supposed they will he, the sheriff will immediately summon a strong posse and pro ceed at once. There is every probability now ot his re quiring military aid Reports are in circulation of there being Indians from Delaware county co operating with the tenants of Woodstock. Please let me know the neces sary requirements, it we should need arms from the State arsenal, to aid the sheriff to execute his duty?Albany Ar (in, March 8. The Choctaw Indians.?The Vickiburg Senti nel ot the 18ih ult., referring to this tribe ol Indians, has the following-'The last remnants of this once pow erful tribe aro now crossing our ferry on their way to their now homo in the Far West. Toouo who, liko the writer, has been familiar to their bronze intxpressive laces from infancy, it brings associations of peculiar sad ness to see them bidding here a last farewell perhaps to the old hills which gave birth, and are doubtless equally dear, to him and them alike. The first playmates ot our infancy were the young Choctaw boys of the then woods of Warren county. Their language was once scarcely less familiar to us than our mother English. We know, we thiDk, the character of the Choctaw well. We knew many of their present stalwart braves in those dsys of early life when Indian and whit* alike lorget disguise, but in the unchecked exuberance of youthful f.-eling show the real character that policy and habit may alter wards so much conceal; ana we know that, under the stolid stoic look he assumes, there is burning in the In dian's nature a heart of fire and fueling, and Rn all-observ ing keenness of apprehension, that marks and remembers every thing that occurs and every insult he receives. Cunni-at Rush ! They are going away ! With a visible reluctance which nothing has ovt rcome hut the stern necessity they ftel impelling them,they have looked their last on the graves ot their sires?tne scenes of their youth?and have taken up their slow, toilsome march, with their household gods among thim, to their new home in a strango land. They leave names to many of our rivers, towns and connties ; and so long as our State remains, the Choctaws, who once owned most of her soil, will be remembered.'' The Lead Cavxs of Missouri.?The Cincinnati Clironic/e Bays?Our country ia as great in caves as it is iu mountains and rivers. Among these the moat re markable are the recently discovered lead caves cf Mis souri. They arc about sixty miles south of 8aint Louis, in Jeff-rson county, not far Irom Herculaueum. A se ries of large caves have been discovered in a rich lead mine, which sc. m to be made, as it were, out of lead.? Five have here now been discovered, leading from the one to another?but the end is not yet, for the end has not been disenveted. Five of these caves havo been disco vered. The iollowirg are their dimensions : First Cave .60 feet by 30. Second do 35 do 60. Third do 40 dr 70. Fourth do 34 do 30 Fifth has been explored ouiy partially The follow ing paragraph from the 8t. Louis Republican, will ex plain what is known of these caves : " Gen. J as. Hunt, formarly of Trenton, N. J. has led the way in the discovery sf the succession ol caves in this lead since the commencement. The last account we gave ol him, about a month ago,he had just entered Cave No. 4 : ho has now made his way 60 feet in No 6 and mattes of galena are the only hindrance to bit blither piogr.sa ? Before the two last caves were discovered, this was con sidered the greatest lead on record, and now the pros pects for the future set m to brighten at he advances "This lead inns about tenth, thirty five degrees east, commencing about ten miles from Hillsborough, tne county seat for Jefferson county?the lead being about oe m;le* south of St. Louis. , ? " It Is "wr.M by a company of ? fsw Individuals bo lidsi the General, some ot whom resido iathle city. City Intelligence. DlAH0l.lt.4L ATTLMFT AT API ObTBAO*- CAPTION TO Pa rknts.?Between six and Kvrn o'clock on Saturday evening, a girl about li years of rgr, in company with her brother, a child of about seven yeais ol age, the children of a respectable tradesman residing iu Madison street, were sent by their mother to a ncighboiing store lor some articles n quired ; when near the corner ol City Hall pluce and Duin" street, the lemale was accoated by a respectably dfBaMd mill), about the middle age, with large sandy whisker*, who offered her sixpence, if she would take a letter lor him to a certain place which be would show her, and took her by the hand apparently for that purpoae, and led her to the Gothic Hall in Broad way, whore he took ber to the top room. IIj left her lor a moment or two, and the child became alarmed at being it liin the dark, and began to scream and ran down the stiirs, lollowou by the mm, who lorlunateiy in his harry fell, which gsv.: the girl some advantage, and she reached the street ere the wretch overlook her, where she was joined in her ciiea by her brother who had followed her, and was waiting outside lor her return. Their united cries attracted the attention ol sev rsl persona on and about the premises, who inquired the cause, bat Im fore the pour creature could inform them, the villain was seen to come from the door with a knife in hi* hand, ana made hit escape. Immediate search was made for him, but without effect. It was then recollected by several persons about the premises, that of late several girls who sell fiutt, mutches, Sic. were seen to enter the room, and that notunlrequeutly erica were heard, but that they soon ceased, bo that it is to he feared some wretch in human form has been committing the grossest outrage upon these helpless creatures. The father of the girl in this in stance, endeavored to find out who rcntod the room, which is a large empty one at the top of the building, without effect; he then applied to the captain of the watch iu that district, but we* iniormed he could do no thing in the matter, as the occurrence took place before the hour which the watch went on duty. He is about to apply to the higher authorities on the subject, and it is h"pedthat something will be done to throw light on the nlfdir, and cause the apprehension of the miscreant, or at lesst to the prevention of such gross outrages. Police Ufflcc, March 9.?The business to day was small, but was sufficient to maintain the established fact that money is the rost of all evil. The only important items of news in the Police line not published heretofore, is the re-arrest of Isaac Shay, the burglar, who eicaped from the Upper Police office sometime since, and was ar retted by on officer in New Bedford, a few days since. He was safely lodged in quod this morning, immediately upon his arrival ; and the capture of a woman named Nancy Murray, who broke open a store in Philadelphia, a short time since, and flel to this city with a considera ble portion ol property. She will bo held here until a re quisition arrives. Dischabgvd ? The young man named Bulger, who was charged with obtaining a stovo by fjlso representa tion, was discharged, and the complaint dismissed. C Amusements. Palmo's Opkba Hoirsx.?This hsuse has been pretty well attended during the last week. On Friday evening the new burlesque opera of 11 La Shin do Hola," taken from "'Cinderella," was performed, and well received, which will be repeated thia evening; when in addition will bo given a Grand Concert, by Mr. Kneaai and hii band of talentod musician*, in whicn Mr. Huntly will play u folo on tho accordion. Such entertainment! must necessarily draw good audiencea at the reduced prices, which admits a laay and gentleman to the front seats and parquette for fifty cents. Book for llic Lsdles-oThe Countess Faus tina "?A new Romance from llw German, written by the cele brated Ida, Countess llaliii-llatm ti c moat popular lady author on the Continent. No reader who has Once beaan it wil rea dily leave it till the last pin;.- u leached It is foil of del:cite perception of character anil itrirerullv littered sentiment The author displays exquisite taite aud feel.iuR in conducting the passiouale heart of her heroine (tiroufih its various trivia anil temptations, and to the womtii, who may read it, we pre - diet a HikIi intellect!! il enjoy meat. , , , Price only 25 cents?Ollice 21 Ann street?where may he had The Wandering Jew, Vol. I. Price 50 cents. Also Not. 14 and 15, in continuation, 6>4 cents eayh. , The Repository of Romance lot February is now reidy. 12, a ceuts, $2 a year wlNCHE8TtB Publisher. 21 Ann street See Comstock's Advertisement on the firs' _je of tliis paper, of articles that have obtained such un ounded popufatity. All should n't tli on. Mistakes are often Fatal ?Many suppose a slight rough to be a trifle, and neglect it. It passes into con sumption and death follows. Sherman a Cough Lozenges Would have spetdily remedied the evil. Worms kn I thousands, and the cause is not suspected. Dr. Sherman's Worm Lozenges are a aperitic. Trifle not?if worms are suspected, resort at once to this celebrated worm destroyer. Dr. Shermau s ware house is 106 Nassau street. Ageuts, 110 Broad-ay; 10 Astor House; 227 Hudsou utre-t: 180 Bowery; 77 Last Broadway; fit, William street; 2 Ledger Buildings, Philadelplm; and 8 State street, Boston. * Sands', Bristol's and Comatock'a Extract of Barsapatilla, sold at 21 Courtlandt street. A Song?Air?She-wore a Wrcatb of Itoaea. She wore her face all pimples The night that first we met; And though h*r chin w?s (inely dimpled, Anil her hair as black as jet. Yet her complexion wauled clearness. And her eye that ray of ho;* That all can have who use a cake Of Jouea' Chemical Soap. And onee agaiu I met her?no pimples now were (here; But lier face was clear aud beautiful, and her neck was white and fair; .. . And standing by her side was one she sought, and not in vain, To nte a cake ol Jones' Soap, and ease Her mind from paiu, She used it; and her skin is new as white as driven snow? Her hands, tier srms, her cheeks, her neck, ate free from blemish now. I saw her glorious, beautiful?with sueli beauty none can cope, Bnt those who uie a cake of Jones' famous Chemical Soap. Reader, try Jones'8?ap once. You will not be dissatisfied ?its effects are really singularly molifyiug on the ski 11?to see how it cl?ars, softens and beautifies it, curing all eruptions and disfigurements, such as cimples, freckles, salt thenm, tan, sunburn, innrphew. Itc. The genuine is sold uo where in the city but at the sign of th? American Kagle, 82 Cnatlinm street, or 323 Broadway, New York; 8 Slate street. Bostou; 3 liedger Buildiugs, Philadelphia; 57 State street, Albany. Dmllcy'a Pain Extractor, at 41 Courtlandt street, sold at half price; warranted geuuine. A splendid, a delicious, a beautiful bead of hair csu be had by using a three shilling bottle of Jones's Coral Hair Restorative; its <iualilies are (and mind, reader, it does all here stated.) to force the growth of hair, to soften, clean and render it beautiful, to stop it falling off, and iliapel daodrulf from the scalps and roots, sud to dress it dark, aud keep it 111 order thrice as long as any other article made. Sold alRi Chat ham street, 313 Broadway, 139 Fulton street, Brooklyu. Bcall'a Ilnlr Restorative, at Ills Agency, 417 Walket St., 1st store from Broadway. P-ray listen ye fair, who are troubled with hair, 0-n a part where uo bejrd sliou'd be seen, save us meu, V-nderstand; if you'll only to Gouraud's repair, U-aik mousiachols will uever more sex you again. H-emember to him theo, a visit topay, E->aetly a door or two off from Broadway. f-o shocking a thing as the heard of a male, t'-nder feminine no.rs is quite a disgrace; R-ut the Pooiirk Svbtii.f. has been ne'er known to fail T-o take such huissr-like affairs from the face. 1-'d advise yen, ihe ladies, to get a supply, L-cst your beaux sliould in terroraway uum you fly. Dr. Gouraud's l'oudre Subtile, for eradicating superfluous hair; liis far faine.l llilian Soap, lor curing all skiu blemishes; his Liquid Vegetable Rouge; his Blanc d K.suague. for giving a brilliant whiteness to the skin; his Grecian Hair Dye, feeare to he liad ill New York only at his origiuxl depot, 67 Walker street, first store from Broadway. ...... . . ? . Agents?76Che.nutstrcst, l'hiladelph'a;2 Milk street, Boston; Csrleton, Lowell; Green 61 Co Worcester; Bliss Ik Co., Spf.iik field; Providence; Bull, Hartford; fr^rr*, Middl* town; Myer?, New Ilaven; Tousey, Rochester; BackusHeBull, Troy; Pearce, Albauy; Hloirs, lludsou; Hance, Baltisiorc. Medical Notice.?'Tlii Advertliemente of fh? New York Colleyeof Medicine aud Pharmacy, established frt thd Suppression of Quackery, in the cure of all diseases, will hereafter appear oil th/ fourth PMT* J**1 WWM ofmii paper W. ?. RICHARDSON, M. D., Agent. Office and Consul .ine Rooms of the College,?5 Nassau .tree All Pbiladalphla Sulbswrl pilous to tfes Htnii.li must be paid to the agents, Zieber St Co., I I-edgei Buildings, Third street, near Chestnut, where .ingle copies mayalso lie obtained daily at 1o'clock. , Q*7- All the new and cheap I'ublicatious for sale at their *?? alYInlunent, wholesale and retail. (17- With llie exception of one paper, the "Herald" is read as much, perhaps, in Philadelphia, as any paper published in that city, affording a valuable medium to advertiser*. Advar tireinenti handed to the akciiU at half past 4 o clock, will ap pear in the Herald nc*t day. ?v MONEY HAUKKT. Sunday, March O?0 P. HI. The closing price* yesferdny were, in almost every in stance, much below those current at the close of the pre viouiwcck. 'Tho advance overage* about two per cent. The market i* very quiet, and in the abtenca ol any spe culation of consequence, prices must improve very gradually. There appears I) bo at present very little prospect ol much spoculstiou in stocks during this quarter. The banks ot this city litvo been for tno past six weeks ex panding their operations; the money market has been un usually easy, and Ihe rote of interest very much reduc ed, notwithstanding which the stock market hns been ve ty much depressed! This depression wo* produced by the unceitiintv end doubt which rested upon ull the movements of Congress, and the excited stole of the pub lic mind in relation to the political question* ol Die day. Since the last quarterly returns ot the hanks, operators have been afmid to make transaction* to nny great ex tent, waiting the adjournment ol Congress and the set tlement of tho new administration, before involving themselves in the maikef. Congress has at last adjourn e l, and the new administration bus come into power, tbe mjat important political questions have been for the pre sent settled, end there does not appear visible the slight eat cause why the stock maiket should not be now in a more favorable state than it is. Wo must soon expect an other contraction in the movement of the banka ; the quarterly returns of tbe Batiks oi this Htate lor May will soon lie made, and in about tbrro or four weeka a con traction will commence, and a tightneaa In the money maiket, throughout, may bo experienced. In consider ation ol these things, we cannot look for soy ment In quotations lor stocks, mora than lour weens longer at the farthest. . .. . ... We annex our usual table of qqntalioru for ^h day during the weeJt just closed compared with tho prices current at the close of Ihe week previous : ? <U0r4TI0(1* FOR THB FaiSCIfSl. BTOCES IIS TIIK -U* L. Island J* ? I. H IS 7Vy FV'y. Sal. 79), 80 794f ?H ? 65 71 ? ?. 5344 54)4 5444 40'4 40)4 *?)! 72 W UH 73)4 98)2 98 9?H 41 42) 43)4 3t>4 35 r.ZVui'.:::::??< ?s !! !V Nor and VVor.a *? ? ? ? OhioSires....- - fUft ft* !u.??na M 3lH 14 3<^ g..,Uekv Sim ~ - 101 tot - K-C C.in Hires - 73W 7JX 74 74 74 74*1 75 Slon button.. v 41^ 43 43 43U S3V4 43)4 43 ?;,re fUil.o?d 3? 30 30 Id,1* 30 M SOW Vicksburf ? 8 6% f> ? * 4 U. B. B in* 5,'t -)4 ?,, 5S ? ~ Reading IIR ? 4?'4 48 49*4 - M>'? M Morns Can 3IH 3? 32.H 33 33;4 East Boston - 12\ - 12)2 "X The greatest improvement within the nastweik ha. been In Illinois ?ixes The movements In tne Legist.ture cf that State, the passage of the revenue bill, providing for the payment of part of the interest on the State debt, through the lower house, and th# probable passage through tho Senate, htve increased tha value et the stock in this merket. The ef thin bill ensures the com pletion of theeti til . *en;u#'?y. ?J??1 the payment el the interest on the dobt ol thr h.a'e- The oniiutl bill in ro duo.it inw the LegMatMie, provided lor the payment. of a certain portion of tb? interest each ye?*1! payment ot the in?*rt*at was reta*.'"1*4!, when all Ume ilot - re#t rcinaink ; unpatn in *u"dl4J? Mlld ?{JJ? full internet on thu wliole debt let he ?umctually paid al ter that time. The bill, ae it pesirtf l>?t K W*T vides for tho payo-.ent <1 internet oft ?I? , j L State, except those hyphenated to MaCWkm* , . , bine, pro rata,so lar at the proceed* ot one mJMa* a "" a half tnills.aiid surplus money,it any there be.W.'h meitciiigonthe 1st July,1840. and eaini-ttUHelly thA. Tho importance ot this movement in the LegwlatUNh tin; interest the State creditors and the public g?nerc. " uke in any attempt made by a delinquent Stale to resume the payment of its liabilities, indue, sua to give the act to provide for pay ing a portion of tho interest on the State debt, as it passed the lower house, particularly as it will probably pasa tho upper house without amendment. Section I. lie it enacted by the people tf the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, that there shall be. levied, tor the year 1843. one mill upon each dol lar's valuation of properly transferred from the county to the State tax, so that there shall be assessed and collected for tho year 184S, three mills on each dollar's valuation of property; and, lor the year 1840, there shall be assessed and collected three und a half mills on each dollar's valu ation of property; and that shall be the permanent rate of taxation until otherwise provided by law. And the county commissioners' court shall not hereafter assess lor county purposes any higher tax than four mills on the dollar, except in cases where they are, or may be, spe cially authorised to do so by law. ' Skc. -J.- The proceeds of one mill of the tax for the year 184ft, and ono and x half mill for 1940, and forever thereafter, until olherwiso provided by law (together with ull surplus money in tho treasury, niter paying the expenses of the government, shall bo set apart and su. ciedly held for the payment of the interest on the 8tate debt, and shall be called thuinterest fund.'' See. 3. The Governor is hereby directed, out of the pro ceeds of one mill, and one aud u half mills, and surplus money il any there should be. to make semi unnual pay ments ol interest, commencing on the 1st day ol July, 1840, aud semi-annually thereafter on the 1st days ot July and January, of each year, pro tula, on all the canal bonds and the internal improvement bonds, exoent bonds here tofore hypothecated to yitcslliiter Si Stebbrns, and tho additional tax of one mill for Jh* year 1840, and one and a half mills thereafter shall be col?vclwl by the several col lectors and paid into the Treasury in tfold and silver, and a separate account thereof shall be kept ij1 the office ol the Auditor and Treasurer, and Auditor's wartv""* shall not be received therrfor, and if the Treasurer or ,??her public officer, shall appropriate the same, or kilo w,BKly suffer tho same to be appropriated, or drawn from' ,he Treasury, for any other purpoie than that provided b* this act, he or they shall be deemed guilty of embezzle ment, and shall be indicted and published accordingly, and on conviction shall be removed from office. Skc. 4. That after the contract for the loan of one mil lion six hundred thousand dollars, as contemplated in the act entitled "An act to provide for the completion ef the Illinois and Michigan canal, and for the payment of the canal debt,'' approved February 31, 1843, shall be duly executed In all respects as is provided by the terms of the above recited aot, aa modified by the provisions of this act. and the trustees are appointed as is contemplated in said act. the Governor of this State shall execute and deliver, under the seal of State, a deed of trust to tho said trustees, of all the property and effects mentioned in the 10th sec tion of said act; which said conveyance shall include the lands and lots remaining unsold, donated by the United States to the State of Illinois, to aid in the completion of the said canal, to be held in tiust as in the said act stipu lated. And it is expressly provided, that the subscribers to said loan may and shall register their bonds or other evidences of indebtedness upou which they may have made, or may hereafter make their subscriptions within one year after the appointment of trustees : Andtha said subscribers shall be entitled to priority in the payment of the respective advances to be made by them, and Uie inte rest thereon; also a priority in the payment of the princi pal and interest of the bonds or ether evidences of indebt edness to be registered by- them out of the proceeds of the said trust property, any thing in tho arid act above mentioned to the contrary notwithstanding. Skc. 5 The majority of tho said board of trustees shall have power and authority to aot and decide in all casus, and their.acts shall bind ali parties: and in appointing the said trustees, esch subscriber to the said loan shall be en titled to one vote for each sum ol $330 subscribed ; and such election may beheld in the city of Mew York, un der the direction ol the District Ju Ige of the United States for that district, or such person as he for that pnrposo may appoint. Sec. 6. In case a sufficient sum shall not bo subscribed or paid to complete said canal, the said subscribers sh.l'l thato pari passu, with other persons who may subscribe and pay the residue of the amount, provided that the sub scr.bvrs to said loan shall have the right to subscribe and All up the amount necessary to finish said canal in tba first instance, and if they neglect so to do, then any otbor person may subscribe such amount; and providod further, that such subset ibers may register bonds upon such sub scriptions as herein before providod, within one year after such subscriptions. Skc. 7. When the amount due for arrears and difl'irenco of interest on the registered bouds and other canal indebt edness shall be extinguished, then the principal of said registered bonds and canal indebtedness,shall be paid,and when the said principal shall have been paid, the said trustees shall proceed to pay the interest on the unregis tered canal bond* and canal indebtedness. Skc. 9 T he preliminary expenses of tho negotiation of said contract, with the expenses of the examinations of the canal property by the agents appointed by the autho rity of the bondholders, shall be first paid by the said trustees, unlets some other provision for their piyment be made by the General Assembly. But no further expense shall be incurred by the State, by sending agents to Eu rope or elsewhere, in relation to the matter. Sec. 0. If the said canal shall not be completed within thrte years, ae is contemplated in the 4th section of the above recited act, the subscribers to said loan, who shall have advanced money in pursuanoe of their sub scription, shall not forfeit the priority of payment se cured to them by this act, but shall share in the trust pro perty pari passu with such other persons as will advance further sums, if such should be necessary to complete the canal. The value of the exports from this port for the week ending the 8tb inst., was $470,064 17, oi which $898,447 were exported in American vessels and $80,010 64 in fo reign vessels. We have received several statements in relation to tho resolutions introduced in the new board of brokers, re ferring to the prohibition of members doing business with a well known operator in tho street, but postpone any re marks upon the subject at present, as the question will t>o settled at the next meeting of the board The whole movement is merely a personal affair, and docs not como within the jurifdiction of the board. The annual report of the comptroller of the finances of this city for the year 1844, is a very interesting document to ell tax payers. According to the official statements the total funded debt of the city amounted, on the first of Ja nuiry, 1844, to $14,476,986, bearing an annual interest ot $776,434 74; of this debt the commissioners ol the sinking fund hold stocks, bonds and balance in bank, $1,499,846 84. and the water fund was in advance to the treasury $93,378 74. These sums, deducted from the nominal asiount of the debt.Ieave $13,881,730 43 as the nett amount of funded debt, or $143,307 61 less than It was on the 1st January, 1844. We annex a table showing thOtUms form ing the permanent debt ol the city Permanent City Debt, Jan. l?t, IMS. rive per Cent. Due. Jlmount. .7,in. Int. Citv,atock of 1820 and 1829 1850 250,000 00 12,500 00 Public building stock 1856 515,000 00 25,750 00 Fire loan stock, 1851 500,000 00 25.000 00 Kir* indemnity stock I860 375,088 00 10,754 40 nil and Sif per Cent. b loating debt atock befon1 1818 200,000 00 11,000 00 Water loan atock, 1858 3,000,000 00 150,000 00 Do do 18ii0 2,500 000 00 125,000 00 Do do 1870 3,000,000 00 150,0(81 00 Do do.. 1880 978,35 1 00 48,917 70 Seven per Cent. Wat-r lutin atock 1817 120,305 00 8,42 1 35 1)0 do 1852 890,207 00 62,314 49 Do do 1857 989,488 00 09.261 IS Four, $Yve. and Six per Cent. Temporary water loan beloie,... 1817 1,158,514 00 {9,512 64 Nominal amount of city debt $14,476,916 00 778,434 74 Leva? Water fund advance to Tiea aury , 95,371 74 Htockaand bonda in sinking fund 1,196,289 00 BaUuce in ainking fund for debt 3,567 81 1,595,235 58 Net amount of city debt $12,881,750 42 In addition to the foregoing asset* to meet the debt, the CommUaionets of the Sinking Fund hold securities in bonds and mortgaged oud property foreclosed on, amount ing te $299,200, which are specially pledged for the re demption of the lire loan stock. The tsmporary debt of the city amounted to $1,147,914 60, and tlio legitimate means for meeting it to $1 471,716 6il, thus showing that the tax levied for 1844 was adequate tor all the liabilities of the city for that year. Of the water debt there remained unexpended $105,838 06 from the nmouuta authorised to bo raised by the various acta oi the legislature; that sum being composed of the advance of the water lund ts tho treasury and the balsnoe of stock yet to issue. The whole aum required lor the completion of the high bridge across the Harlem river, iiud the sett U ment ol outstanding accounts, so as to allow the commissionera to deliver over the whole ol the tquo duct complete on the llrst ol January, 1847, is $569,(90, or nearly $500,000 more than the present margin ot the fund. On the llrst of January, 1844, the amount of outstanding bands, in nnticipation ol tho taxes and revenues for 1643, was $520,800; and during the year there was issued $ir 021,700. Of these amounts $9.51,000 was paid oil'during the year, leaving outstanding on the first of January, |Ht5, $f?oo 7(H), to be mot by the uncollected tax of 1844 Within the year Ib-lt there has been issued, ot tempora ry water loan, $3,-2*28,978, to renew amounts falling due and to cover tho advar.cn of tho treasury to the water fund. In the same time there has been redeemed $-2 317, 793, of which amount the commissioners of the sinking lund took up $432,854 and an equal amount of stock, pay able in 1940, was united therefor. The abstract of the receipts and expenditures en troa sury accounts shows the total amount paid for the sup Krt of tho city government, for the year ending January ;, 1845, to be $-2,336,484 65, and the receipts Irom corres ponding accounts $.1,048,776 4J, or a ditkionry of $187, 718 19 which hag been provided (or by bond* in anticipa lion of the uncollected tsx of 1844. The total payments, tor the same time, on trust accounts, have been $3,4*20, 866 67, and the receipts $3,777,591 68, being a surplus of $356,931 01 or $60,913 80 mors than the deficiency upon the government accourt This surplus has been absorbed by payments of outstanding warrants, which have do creased within the year $169,878 88, while the balance iu the treasury baa only decreased $82,686 99. The accounts of receipts, expenditures and invest mmta of the commissione ? of the sinking lund, in (heir transactions lor tho redomp'ion of the city debt, show that they hnve received $496 094 39, which, added to ba lance in hand at the commencement of the year, makes a total of means at their command of $499,363 09. With this they have bought tip $483,864 of the stock and bonda of the city; redeemed $10,600 outstanding warrants lor (Ire loan stock; paid lor premium ard difl'ireiico of inte rest on purchase and exchange of 7 per cent water itoclc, due In 1847, $8,696 90. They have also paid lor expinse* of sale* $644 36, ond returned purchase money to n fissa tisfiod purchaser, $616?making a total disbursemeit of $495,776 95, and leaving a balanca in hand, on the flrf of Janmry, IH4S,of $3,667 84. On the 1st of December, 1844, the rouirohsiniu r?, iy ircotiou of th* Common Council, mccolM $W>,WH) A