Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 14, 1845, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 14, 1845 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. Vol. XI., No. 132?Whole No. 4004. Prlc? Two Cents. Common Council. Uoahu or AlPUum.?It becomes the painful duty of the reporter to chronicle tho expiring duuth struggles of the members of the old Board of Aldermen, and painful as the duty ii, he knows of no way to avoid it. At five minutes* pa?t 11 o'clock the " native" Aldermen entered, with mournful lares, and took their Mats with a sigh, gazing probably officially for tho last time, upon tho portraits ol the departed Washington, Clinton, Hamilton and Jay. Struggle the First.?Aid. Drakk movod tint all unfin ished papers be placed upon fllo. Adopted. Struggle the Second.? Aid. Duaxl then ofl'cred the fol lowing resolution :? "That the thanks of this Bonrd are hereby presented to Richard L. Schiettelin, Ksij., for the able manner in which lio hns presided over the deliberations of this bo dy. and for his unremitted attention to tho duties thereof. This resolution was put by the clerk, and adopted. The President then read the following address: On motion a committee of two was appointed, consist lug of Aid. Drake and Hafbrouck, to wait upon his Honor the Mnyor and inform him that the Board were ubout ad journing?[-J0 minutes past 11 o'clock.] Aid. Drake soon reported that the committee having waited upon the Mayor, he had informed them that lie had no communication to m&I.e. A Motion was then made to adjourn, but not being seconded it was withdrawn. The Clerk.? Aid.Hasbrouck ofTereda resolution pass ing a vote of thanks to Charles A. Whitney, Clerk of the Board, for the gentlemanly, efficient and courteous man ner in which lie hud performed his duties during the past year. In offering this resolution, Aid. 11. niado n speech of considerable length, in which ho begged to distant from many oi' tho remarks made by the President. He also regretted that ho could not thank the majority for any courtesy they had extended to iiim. His remarks were very- caustic and severe. fc^The resolution was adopted. Aid. Drake then otferou a resolution passing a vote of thanks to David T. Valentine, tho Assistant Clerk, for the able and efficient manner in which ho had discharged his duties?the untiring industry, courtesy, &c. Adop ted. Tiic New Common Cocncil?Tin: Hai.l.?Neverhas an occasion of the liko nature passed oft'so quietly as to-day. The numbers in and about theHaII woro comparatively ve ry few, there not being moro than from ono to two hun dred, when generally there aro moro than an many thou sands. Everything was perfectly quiet, tho applicants for office being ioo anxious to say much. The races of the two wonderful mares was the cause, undoubtedly, of so few being present to see the new Mayor, Mr. "ilavomei er, take the course and tho late Mayor" holt from the track. The Mayor Elect.?At 2} minutes past 12 o'clock, the door opened, and Mr. ( lark, Mayor's tirst Marshal, entoied and announced his Honor, Mayor Harper and Mr. William F. Havcmeyor, Mayor ciect? upon which tho Board of Aldermeu arose. The Mayor unci Mayer elect, then took tho speakers stand, and his Honor, Mayor Harper, announced that Uo would administer the oath ol oflice to tho .Mayor elect, which he accordingly did. .Mr. Haiii'rr?Gentlemen, 1 have tho pleasure of pre senting to you Wot. F. llavemeycr, Mayor ol' tho city and county of Now York. (Turningto the Mayor and shaking him by the hand,) aud sir, I wish you a groat doal ol happiness and prosperity. The wilder men?His Honor, .Mayor Ilaromeyer, then administered the oath of oSice to the following gentle men, returned by the County Clerk as Aldormcn olect for the ensuing year:? jy aids. IVards. 1. Olivor Charlick, 10. Benjamin J. Mesrerole, ?J. James C. Stoneall, II. Charles J. Dodge, 3. Egbert Benson (whig) 12. David S. Jackson, 4. Joseph A. Divvor, 13. Davis D. Briggs, 6. Kinnnuol B .Hart, 14. Thomas U. Tappan, 6. Thomas 8. Hoary, 18. Win. V. Brady, (whig.) 7. Thomas Conner, li}. William Seaman, 8. Richard T. Compton, 17. Crandell Rick, 9. Theodorus Vantino. His Honor then repaired to tho Doard of Assistants to swear in tho members of that body. Business.?On motion of Aid. Seaman, Aid. Jacksox was appointed Chairman pro tcm. Aid. Seaman then moved to proceed to tho ballot for President ol the Board of Aldermen, and uoininulod Al derman Chaulick for the office. On motion, Aldermen llcNKvund Buad; wero appoint ed tellers. The result of the ballot was-For Charlick 12, Blank 3. On motion. Aldermen Tampan and Blmson were ap pointed by tho Chair to wait upon tho President and con fluct him to his seat, and they immediately ushered tho goutleman of the 1st ward, with his laurels upon his brow, to the Speaker's chair. President Charlick then rose aud addrosscd the Board as lollows :?"Allow me to return to you, gentlemen of the Board of Aldermen, my sincere thanks for tho high lionor you have conferred upon me in thus selecting me to preside over your deliberations. I do not intend to make my promises whatever as to tho manner in which I intend to preside ovor your deliberations, but will merely say that I shall endeavor to do so to the best ol my abilities, and I shall call upon and trust to you to sustain me in my decisions. Having said thus much, I hope 1 shall be excused from making a long speech, or promisos made to the car to be broken to the hope ; but rather let us by our acts be judged. He morals ondJlppointtnenti.?Aid Seaman, who acted as principal executioner, offered a number of decapita ting resolutions, and others to till the vacuum causeu by the removal. David T. Valentine was appointed Clerk of tho Com mon Couneil, vice Charles a. Whitney, removed. Aid. 1U ht ode red a resolution abolishing the ollico of Assistant Clerk ol the Board of Aldermen. Adopted. Aid. Jackson offered a resolution authorising the Clerk of the Common Council to employ an assistant at a compensation not to exceed $>500 per annum. Adoptod. A committeo consisting of Aldermen Biiggs and lien son, were appointed to wait upon the Mayor, nnd in form him that the Board was in session, and ready to re ceive any communication from him. The committee, after a ?hort absence, reported that they had performed tne duty assigned them, and that the Mayor would com muuicute witn them by Message. A liko committee, consisting of Aldermen Henry and Brndy, was appointed to wait upon tho Board ol Assist ant!!, nnd inlonn them of tho same fact. Resignation?The resignation of Lewis Cordnan, os ?istnnt keeper City Hall, was recoived and adoptod. Claimt on the Treasury?Aid. Henry otlorod a resolu tion direoting the City Chamberlain not to pay any claims signed by tho late I lerk of the Hoard. Adopted. Rules und Ui ders?On motion of Alderman Hart, the printed rules and orders of the old Board were adopted, until otherwise ordered. feitc vocation of Contract!.?Aid. Ciiarlick offered the lollowiug preamble and resolutions: Whereas a contract has been entered into by tho mem bers ol tho Common Council to build an Alms House up on Randall's island, six hundred feet long, and one hun dred wiitOjfand foui ?tories high, which, in the opinion ol this Common Council, is wholly unsuitable to tho objects to be attained by its erection ; and, \\ he rots, in the judgment of this Common Council, the Alms House establishment should not consist wholly of one largo building, but of several separate buildings, not only with relereuce to guarding against enlamity by fire, aud the ravages ol epidemic disease, but with a view to n classification of the paupers, separating males liom fo males, and the old and docripit from tho able bodied, that tho latter may be maintained nnd employed at labor in a reparato building, to be designated as the Work House ; ami. Whereas, the said contract ha* been entered into lie - foro any authority had been obtained to jirovido the ne cessary neiui to meet the expenditures, the law applied for notliuvmg passed the Legislature; and, W hercas tho said proceedings are not only an infringe ment upon the rights of this Common Council, in thus at tempting to forestall their action in tlio premises,and a di rect violation of tho clmrter of our city, aud therefore void, but presents a piecudeut of dangerous tendency ; therefore, Ke.oived, That this Common Council do hereby disallow tho said contract entered into by the late "Joint bpociul Committee on lluildings, upon Itandall's Island,'* with -\nios Woodruff end \V. \V. Wetmore, to build an Alms House aDd a rear biftlding upon Kandull's Island, under date of the 30th of April, I.+I6, the said contract be ing null aud void, and that tho t,lerk of tho Common Council under tho advisement of tho l ouinel of tlio Cor poiation, cause to he served upon the said Amos Wood i inl and W. W. Wetmore, personally, a copy, duly cer tilled, of these preambles and resolutions. Resolved, That it be referred to a selcct committee, consisting of three from each Ward, to enquire into anil report uj>on the expediency of erecting suitable build ing* for tho Alms House Department, wiih the necessary plans and specifications of the same?a proper site for their lot ation, and wbother piison labor ma) not hu cm ploj i-1 in their erection, and also an estimate of their cost and (he ways and means to defray tho expenses. Adopted by a vote of 1 > affirmative and none in the negative. [Aid. Seaman and Henry bad stepped out a moment aim consequently did not vote.] I'olit e Hill. On motion of Aid. Haines, the new Police Bill sanctioned by the Legislature in May last was adopt ed Rrmoralt aud .l/ipoinlm'nti.?The following removals and appointments were made: Ja. ob Hayes, re-appointed Sergeant-at-Arms to the Board of Aldermen, Win. i , llryant si Co. (Emu'ii- Pott), Printer of the Hoard of Aldermen, vice John F. Trow, removed. John Kwen, < omptroller, vice 1). D. Williamson, re moved. Wm. P. Moss, Superintendent of Alms House, vice Horace Lullboroiigh, removed. Fenelon Ilasbrouck, M.D.. Resident Physician of the Alms House, vice John McClennan, removed. Joseph T. Sweet, Superintendant of (Streets, vice Geo. Bakewell. removed. Bartholomew Purdy, Superintendent of I.amp and Gas, vice James M. Gillespie, removed. John A. Peterson, Superintendnntof Pavements, vice James I. Hioss, removed. Allen >1. Sniffen, Corporation Attorney, vice M.M. Da vidson, removed. James T. Brady, Counsel to the Board, vico John Lcveiidgc, removed. Maak Oakley, Huperintefldant of Public Buildings and ficpuns, vice Ueorgo Voting, removed. At this stage ol the proceedings, the following mos sage of his Honor the Mayor was received aud read:? Mrsjage of Mayor llavrmcyrr. Mayor's (lim r, May 13, 184A. 7*o thr llonorablt tht Common Council of the Citv ot Nrw York. G? XT I I MI'.Xj? In illuming the responsibilities of the important public trust to whicii I have been elevated by the suffrages of my leilow citizen*, I feel that my fiist duty is to e>press, through you, to our constituents, my profound sense of the honor which they have conferred upon ma. Cnac customed to administrative dutie*, I am conscious that I shull often require the indulgence of those who have no ({onerously extended to nie their confidence, and can on ly promi-.0 that all my abilities hhall be exerted to fulfil tlicir reasonable expectations. Uy the seventeenth section of tho amon lments to our city charter, it is made the duty of the Mayor " to com inuuica..j to the Common Council, it least once a year, an<. oltener if he Miall deem it expedient, a general state ment of t!ie situation and condition of the city, in relation to its government, finances and improvement* ; and to "recommend to tho adoption ol the Common Council all such measures connected with the police, security, health, cleanliness and ornament of tho city, and the im provement of its government and finances, us ho shall deem expedient." The financial condition of the city, which, from its im portance, aud the general interest it excites should first demand our attention, is exhibited by the lollowing state- j ments, made up to the third of the present month j cuNOK.n on rrnMAWENT city dkbt. j per cent city stock of 1820 and 1829, ? J)?0 ; 1850 $2.00,000 per cent public building stock, due... IHjti fits,000 j 5 per cent lire loan stock, due 1831 000,000 j " indemnity 1868 6 &. 6 pr ct floating dobt, duo before. . . IHIH 150,000 6 " water loan stock, duo 1858 3,000,000 . .. .. 1800 2,,*>00,000 .. ?? ?? 1870 3,000,000 I .. .. " 1880 1,'296,217 7 ii ii ?? 1847 HO,30;> 7 ii ?? >? 1862 890,207 7 ,i ii '? 1857 998,488 ti " temporary water loan, duo before.. . 1843 650,783 Nominal amount of debt, $14,137,038 00 Lens proceed of sales of watcv stock* to credit of water com missioner* 102,111 40 Loss stocks and bonds insinki' if fund, being investments by the commisioner* of tho sink ing fund, from sales of real estate and revenues specially pledged for the redemption of the city debt 1,814,183 00 Less balance in bank to credit of commissioner* of sinking fund i not invested 68,327 10 $1,982,590 60 Actual amount of city debt? $12,454,498 50 Tho amount will probably be increased to $700,000. It is anticipated that a^ts will do passed by the Legislature at its present session, authorizing the Corporation to fund $500,000 for tie completion of the water works, and $200,000 for the erection of tho aim* house buildings. For the redemption of this debt, a* it fall* due, there aro bonds and mortgages and property taken for fire loan stork, bonds and mortgages taken lor salos of public property, tho revenues from markets, liconses, Sic., at present amounting to about $100,000 per year, and tho interest on tho stocks held by the commissioners of the sinking fund, besides the whole ot tho real cstuto belong ing to tho city. . The lemporary debt of tho city, or debt incurred for city expenditure in anticipation of the receipt of taxes anil resources, was as follows:? Revenue bonds, in anticipation of tax and reveuuo $794,750 00 Outstanding warrants, bring drafts drawn on the Treasury, and not presented for payment 130,123 68 Amount due to the water fund, being tho amount to the credit of the Water Commis sioners, expended for city purposes, and to bo reimbursed 102,111 40 Balance due State on mill tax of 1814 57,379 86 " " Common Schools on levy of 1814... 32,694 02 Total temporary dobt $1,117,058 90 Loss balance in Treasury 124,874 26 Net temporary debt $992,184 68 The expenditure on city account from January 1st to May 3d, ld45, for which tho largost portion of 'tho foregoing debt was created, is as follows:? For Watch $92,932 84 Kor Lamp* and Gas 71,147 40 For contingent expenses 440,530 24 i Total expenditure for oontin i expenses, and Watch and I Latnps $604,910 48 ? ? Expenditure for Water Loan in terest, in anticipation of tax.. 277,2G0 79 882,177 21 Leaving a balanco of. $110,007 41 which is rfobt incurred prior to January 1, 1845. to meet 1 which there is a balanco of uncollected tax of 1341, 1842, 1 1511, 1841, amounting to about $240,000 ; from which the | above amount of $110,007 41 will doubtless bo realized I Lufoic the cioso o'.' the present year. Should a greater ' amount be realized from this source within the year than is necessary for thin j>urpo?c, it will add to the resources of the citv a corresponding amount. The net entitled " An act to enable the supervisors of the city and county of New York to raise money by tax," passed March 14, 18-15, authorizes raising by tax to de fray the expenses of tJO city government the following sun1*:? . Kor contingent expanses, (being ror expen ses of citv on all accounts other than watch, lamps, interest on city debt, com mon schools and redemption of floating . _ _ debt of 1810) $940,987 00 For watch.. . iso'oOO 00 For lamps 150,000 00 Total amount authorized to be raised for these expenditures 1,339,487 00 Add estimated revenues from Alms House, auctions' duties, redemption of lands sold for assessments, and bought in by city. . . 45,000 00 Total means for tho support of the city go vernment, independent of tho payments for interest on city debt, common school*, and the redemption of the floating debt of 1842. 1,384,487 00 The expenditure to 3d of May, 1845, out of the means above stated, i?, as shown abovo 604,910 00 Leaving a balanco for tho remainder of tho year, to January 1, 18-16 $779,576 48 Less such amount as may liavo been expended by your predecessors since May 3. ...... The following table shows the taxe* levied, tho tax and revenues collectod, and tho amount expended for the support of tho city government since 1838, with the dif ference betwoon the receipt* and expenditures of each year Tax if- rci't- Expnid If r ik s co/- on rity F.xerti of Drfi cy Ytaf. Tar lev'd. Irrlnl. account, reeripti. in i tc t Itm 1,352,820 51 I,iifi7,081 03 4.612,67131 51,11? 72 IIM0 l.'.OI.I! > 29 l.id1,230 42 I,('.2.1/101 18 9,359 21 uu 1 1,391,1/. 65 l,;00.:t>3?2 1,573,839 35 132,13117 IW2 1,793.571 96 1,271,011 11 1,615,779 30 628,235 11 1843 1.518,287 00 1.965,657% 2,140.371 HO 183,713 61 1811 1,723,WO 65 2.210,774 51 2,563,118 83 316,311 32 I Tutsi tin's* nf receipts $!!24,I14 57 530,057 96 Total defleieney in do 530.057 90 Balance $291,333 01 From the foregoing statement, it appears that the re ceipts for the support of the city government from 1839 to 1*42 inclusive, exceeded the expenditure for the same period in thesum^ol *f?8J4,44l 57; of which $678,235 14 ac crued in 1842, in coi. sequence of levying a larger amount for interest anil county contingencies than was required for the expenditure of'that year, and from the *alo of pro pcity for the taxes of former years. This surplus ol $m{4,4 11 57 has bcon wholly absorbed by the deficiency in the receipts from revenues and tax to meet the expen diture of 18-13 and 1814, and by tho reduction of rovonue bonds, as follows : Surplus on hand, Jan. 1,1813, $824,444 57 Revenue bonds out Jan. 1, 1839 $920,000 00 Kevenuo bonds out Jan. 1, 1645 690,700 00 Reduction* on rev. bonds $229,300 00 Tax and revenue col lected in year 1843,..1,965,657 96 Expenditure on city account in 1843 2,140,371 60 i Excess of oxpondituro ovor re ceipts of 1843 183,713 64 Tax and revenue* col lected in 1841, 2,210,774 61 Expenditure on city account in 1844,. , .2,663,118 83 Excess of expenditure over re ccipts of I 3 14, ^ Nett deficiency Jan. I, 1R4S, ?f-3 tr?,3 i t 32 $949,847 06 5 *i6,018 30 Tlio Kire Department, from it* intimate connection with the sccnrit) (il property, will always t>o an object of pe culiar interest to our fellow-citUens. Krom a statement furnished mo by tho chief engineer, ii appear* thai there are now in tlie city thirty-nino en gines, tliirty-cipflit ho?e companies, kcvoii hook and lad dri companies, und two hydrant companie*. Thirty three of the engines are located below Twenty-eighth street; and of these, .'to are six and a half Inch cylinder engines, one 10 inch, and two 0 inch cylinder engines. As none of the fij inch cylinder engines have heen built for the Inst ten jenrs, they are now much worn, and are constantly requiring repair. The introduction ol tho ( roton water, while it has added vastly to the ability of tho department to answer the ends of its organization, has likewise suggested va rious improvements in its arrangement, llose carts have been multiplied, and have proved 'o be in many rases advantageous substitutes for the fire engine. From the lightness of their construction they can be run with much greator facility to point* where they are suddenly required, and, being nblc from the hydrant to throw wa ter to the elevation of ordinary buildings, the) are found to equal in efficiency, lor the extinguisTiinent of tiros, the class of engines principally used before the introduction of the water, and stilf constituting in numbers the bulk of our engine force. These considerations indicate tho proprioty of redu cing gieatly, perhaps of dispensing entirely with, the, ?mailer class of engines, and substituting for them hose carts, and in limited numbers a larger and more power ful class of engines, such ..s the largest an?l most power ful ? e have now in commission. An economy in the number of persons required to man the necessary force, and a great saving to the city in repair* might in this w ay be achieved. The police of the city consist* of three separate bo diet. The police proper, ami the municipal police, and the watch; and the person! belonging to each ot these division* receive their appointment* from ditlereui source*. ThU it a complicated and inefficient "y*""' These separate organizations tend, as I am informed, to excite dissensions between the individuals composing them, which are incompatible with the efficiency ol a * n'y the*ae t*piiswi'l0?by the Legislature of this State, May 7 1H44, entitled "An Act for the establishment ot the Police of the City of New York," the power is given ; to the Common Council, to adopt by ordinance and thus | put in operation the sections of that act relating to the police of the city. Your predecessor* did not see tit to enact ?uch an ordinance, but it is competent lor you to do so. it.' This law appear* to contain within itself a complete system; it confers powers and imposes regulation* which the city does not possoss, and cannot establish un der its charter or any former law, and which are essen tial to the object in view; it is presented to us under circumstances which deserve our respect, and appear* to bo bettor calculated to give us an efficient police than the system now in opention, or any which is Within tho legal competency of tlio Common Council to carry into effect. . , ... . Nothing short of radical defect* in tho plan, which the City Government cannot remedy by auxiliary legislation ought to prevent us from availing ourselves of these valuable grants, which, if wo reject in this form, wo cannot get renowed, in a difl'eront one, until tho next session of tho Legislature, and almost at the close of our I official oxistenco. The defoot which is most prominent is tho appointment of policemen lor a single year. Their term of office being the same with that of tne aldermen, assistants and assessors, who are to appoint thorn, there is danger that tho whole system will be 111 volvod in the incessant strife* and annual changes ol i>ar tio?, anil its agents precluded from tho experience and I independence which aro indiipeusahle to their usciul ness. This evil, which, if it were to continue, would constitute a stroii** objection to the plan, may bo reme died by tho Legislature before its cfl'ects arc experi enced. This important subject merit*, as 1 have no doubt it will receive, your early and careful consideration. I am informed by tho President of tho Croton Aquc duct Hoard, that the department under his superinten dence is in a highly prosperous condition. The receipts for the year ending the 31st December, 1*45, were $118,00,)," and, from present appearances, thev promise this year to reach the sum of >100,000. Some improve ments in it* manigemcnt havo been suggested, which will be explaincl in detail in the communication which the Board will shortly make to your honorably body. The administration of tho Government of the City has been committed to us at a period, and under circumston i ces, which require of us the greatest prudence, cncrg\ I and economy. We arc forewarned that professions will be disregarded, and that we shall be judged according to our work*. If we deprecate *uch a judgment, or are un willing to invoke it, we are unprepnrod for a proper dis charge of the responsibilities wliich we have assumed. The only side rule of official couduct is to do what, in our convictions, is right, in entire disregard of personal or temporary consequences. If wo follow this rulo, and continually bear in inind that a temporizing policy i* a policy that lead* inevitably to ruin, wo shall be amplv compensated for any immediate inconvcniencos to which this course may subject u*, by tho final verdict ol public approval. . . The frequent change* which have occurred in our mu nicipal administration, nre no indications of instability in the popular judgment, but the natural results of misgo vetnment. That tho city has been misgoverned is a tact too well established to admit of controversy. That this misgovernment has arisen from a want or ori ginal integrity of purpose in those who havo been char red with its administration, I do not believe. 1 he evil ,ies deeper. It has it* origin in tho system itsoll; and, until that shall be changed, it will never be etlectually or permanently remedied. ? , Tho government of the city remains substantially ino same as when it was instituted to regulate the affairi ol a petty municipal corporation, while the community upon which it acts has grown, until it embraces a larger popu lation than several of the State* of the Union?presents, in the business relation* and locial condition ot its inha bitants, a greater variety of subject* for regulation, and requires a larger number of officer*, and the collection and application of a greater revenue. . The government, affocting these vast and varied in terests, is without those divisions and limitations of pow er which all experience has shown to bo absolutely in dispensable to a wise and honest administration. Its le gislation is wholly unchecked. The separation into two boards is but nominal, the members of each being elect ed for the same term, and by the same constituencies. And the veto of the Mayor has no practical etlect to re sist the passage of a measure. . Tho Common Council, too, unites in itself nearly au executive with all legislative powers. It appoints all officers, removes them at will, and hold* them accounta ble to itself alone. It performs most of the proper exe cutive function* through committees, which are restrain ed neither by the publicity which belongs to its own proceedings, nor the definite and fixed responsibility which attends the official action of individuals. I he pow er* of the municipal government are concentrated in a few men, thu* unchecked and absolute. The annual election of thirty-four persons, whose dis cretion is ?hus unlimited, and whose main business i< to collect and distribute, through the various forms ol pa tronage. nearly a million and a half of dollar*, is an event of no ordinary interest. The nature of man must be radically changed before succes* in such an election can be prevented from being regarded in soma degree as a pecuniary prize to be contended for ; and to the ex tent to which it is so regarded, it is corrupting in its ef fect*. It tends to corrupt the electors, by inducing them to choose their representative with reference to the dis tribution of this patronage, and the representative, by subjecting him to the pressure of the selfish influences which dictated his election. It also exercises an evil influence upon the people in another respect. It creates and stimulates an appetite for public employment to tho abandonment of tho moro sober, reliable, and ultimately lucrative pursuits of pri vate industry. A change in the political complexion of the Common Council is generally followed by a change of all the officers in the government from the highest to the most subordinate ; and this change has now become almost universal. The facility with which it is accomplished leads to combinations to eflfbet it?those who in this year hold their office* by tho same uncertain tenure as those whom they displaced?arc assailed by the same combinations? and are in turn thrown out of employment to await the chnncos of the next year's competition. This is a disqua lifying process. The man ejected from office seldom re turns to his original business, or if he does, it is not with that reliance upon it which commands succes*. He generally becomcs a politician, and *eek* no other omnloyment. The uncertainty of hi* chances of success ancl defeat generate an excitement, which, like that of gaming, leads to habits of indolence and irregularity. In proportion as he become* unfit for office, he grows more dependent upon it, and more unscrupulous in its pursuit. A government whoso organization docs not provide the guards which have universally been found necessary to prevont error* and abuses in administration; which pro duces incessant fluctuations in the officers who conduct it, utterly incompatible with their competency and use fulness; and which itself becomes a mere machinery for the distribution of public favor*, ou^ht not to be tolera ted where the power to change it exists. It seems to mo that we cannot render a moro accepta ble service to our constituents than at once to take mea sures to procure such alteration in the charter of the city a* will remedy these evils in its government. In my judgment, its executive and legislative functions should he vested in different and independent hand*. The head* of tho executive departments should be cither clectcd by the people or appointed by the Mayor, with the consent of the Board ot Aldermen. The subor dinate officers should be appointed by tho Mayor?or, in cases provided by ordinance, l>v the heads of the depart ments, subject to similar confirmation. And these offi cers should hold their placo for a fixed term, during which they should be removable only for cause ascer tained in some mode defined by law. The city legislation ought to be divided in fact a* well a* in form into two bodies; the members of which "nould bo elected for different terms, and should represont diffe rent constituencies; for which purpose the city might be divided, so that each district should elect one alder man. and each ward one or more assistant* annually. The veto of the mayor, in*tead of being a* now, mere Iv nominal, *hould, like that of the President of the Cnion, or tho Oovcrnor of the State, have the effector requiring n larger vote to ropas* an act again*t which it had been interposed. Those reformation* will require the intervention or the State Legislature, and therefore cannot bo accomplished until the next annual *c?sion of that body. But it i* within vour competcncy, anil i* nocessary to secure ac tion at that session, to mature before that time the re quired amendment of the city charter. iiruu amtJiHiiiiviH ui viv/ v. This you can do yourselves, or through a convention of the people. In either case, the amendments which are agreed npon will have first to be presented to the Legislature for its sanction, and should then be submit ted to the elector* of the city for final adoption, '"a"' much a* your present duties are already onerou*. and as in all case* where alteration* in the organic law are re quired, an appeal to the original *ourcc of power i* most fit, I am of the opinion that it i* better to submit this whole *ubject at a* early a day as is practicable, to the deliberation* of a body specially chosen and delegated by the people for the puipose. "it would certainly havo been preferable that the act convening such a body should, in the first instance, have received the confirmation of the Legislature ; but it is, nevertheless, within your power to call a convention which shall possess sufficient practical authority. In the meanwhile, I earnestly recommend that, so far a* any part of the governmental organization is within your control, you conform it to the spirit of these sugges tions. Vou may not be able to pive the requisite inde pendence and proper responsibility to the heads of the departments under the present mo'de of appointment and term of ofllce, but you can abolish the practice which has prevailed of transa'cting executive business by commit tees, and constitute, for the performance of such duties, executive departments. The 41st section of the amended charter provides that "the Kxecutive business of the Corporation of New York shall be hereaftor performed by distinct depart ments, which it shall he the duty of tho Common Council to organize ami appoint." Our constituents in publio meetings, and in various other modes, havo denounced the practice of imposing Kxecutive functions upon Legislative committees, as a v iolation of the provision of the charter. These manifestations are untitled to our respect, and I trust that you will not continue a practice thus condem ned, but at once conform to the obvious requirements of law and not allow the precedent of loug established abuse to weigh against the most solemn obligation* of Jut_ w. r. HAvt.MKYLU. i Bay OamtAid. Divrr.a offered a resolution di recting the Commissioner of the Alms-Houie not to dU pose of any property of any kind, or to purchase any supplies, unless ordered by the Committee on rinance. Adopted. , . . . Street Inipeclort.?A resolution was also offered by the same gentleman, removing all the present Street In spectors, and providing that the Aldermen and Assistants select suitable persons to perform the duty. Amended by fixing the remuneration at $2per day, and adopted. ^Comptroller.?Aid. Biiiii.i offered a resolution, re questing the Comptroller to report the unexpended amount of the appropriation for cleaning streets. AdoptoJ. Miournmrnl.?tOil motion, it was resolved that when the Board adjourn, it adjourn to meet at 6 o'clock on Thursday next. . Removalt and Appointiswi/i resumed, r.lias I,. Smith, Street Commissioner, vice Samuel S. Doughty, removed. John Stewart, Receiver of Taxos, vice Henry T. Kieritcd, removed. Jesse Brush, Water Purveyer, vice John P. Hender, removed. ? ? , . James Tury, Mayor's Clerk, vice !? reeborn G. Luckey, removod. . , , . Morgan I,. Mott, Keeper of Blackwell s Island, vice John V. Driggi, removed. Stephen VanOstrand, Collector City Revenue, vice Thomas Hogau, removed. Malic hi Fallon, Keeper City Prison, vice Wm. Cox, removod. ? ? , Bernard Kennedy, Assistant Keeper City Hall, vice Job Smith, resigned. Kdward Fitzgerald ami Edward Hannagan, Ballast Masters, to fill vacancies. James C. Willett, Collector of Assessments, vice Aaron Q. Kelt, removed. Joseph Hoffemire, Deputy Keeper < ity Hall, vice Lewis Cord nan, resigned. Henry P. Wanmaker, Public Administrator, vice Har ris Wilson, removed. . Patrick McCafferty, Deputy Collector ol Assessments, vice George Betts, removed. Samuel Dunshee, Deputy Colloctorof Assessments, rc-appointed. _ , ? PeterS. Esqulrol, Dopnty Receiver ol Taxes, vice Garret H. Strvkcr, removed. Aaron R. Jollie, Inspector of Weights and Measures, vicc Samuel C. Jollie, removed. George Walters. Deputy Keeper Blackwell s Island, vice Elisha Packard, removed. . . Stephen S. Duryee, Deputy Clerk in f linton Market vice Lodyard Avery, removed. William E. Dennlss, Superintendent of Wharves an d Piers, vice Phillip Maybe, removed. Cornelius U. Archer, City Inspector, vice Eli I.eavitt, removed. . . ... James M. Bard, Inspector of Weights and Measures, vico Henry Swords, removed. Anthony Chappol, Deputy Collector of Assessments, vice Samuel Ludlow, removed. Isaac Cozzens, Jr. Assistant City Inspector,vice Joshua Fleet, removed. Daniel Leavitt, Deputy Clerk Clinton Market, vice Thomas H. Odell, removed. William Messerve, Superintendent of Markets, vice Benjamin Ward, removed. Wm. N. Burkhead, Clerk in the office of Superinten dent of Streets, vice James Burns, removed. Geo. W. Skyler, Clerk to the Superintendent of lie pairs, vice Edward Green, removed. Richard J. Smith, Assistant Street Commissioner,vice. Augustus T. Arrow-smith, removed. Patrick Mott, Clerk Catherine Market, vice B. W Bebeo. removod. ... Matthew Boyle re-appointed clerk aud sweeper ol Men roc and Gouvemeur Markets. John C. Demarest clerk Jefferson Market, vice John D. Herring removed. . . . , , Wm. H. Jacobs, clerk Washington Market, vice John Brewer removed. ..... ,,r? GilbertCromwell, clerk in Tompkins Market,vico W m. Hadley removed. James A. Coffin, President of the Water Board, re-ap ^Robert H. Tait,assistant clerk Washington Market,vice Edwin Nuby removod. James W. Henry 2nd, clerk Street Com. office vice J. B. Stansbury removed. Wm. S. Tompkins, M. D., Physician City Prison, rice James Warren removed. ,, ,, Abraham Cottcrell weigh-master at W ashingtonMarkct rice George C. Grant removed. The Streett.?Aid. Bfixjom offered a resolution author izing the Superintendent of Streets to cause all the filth and rubbish now accumulated in the streets to be remov ed and also the manure deposited in the dumping grounds, and charge the former to the street contractors and de duct the cost from the amount due them. Adopted. At -JO minutes of 4 o'clock the Board took a recess for one hour. _ . ? Aktkhpjoo* Session.?After the recess, the Board re assembled, and the following additional appointments were made: . Jonathan Nash, Deputy Keeper Blackwell'* Island, vice Peter Squire, removed. Wm. Sinclair, 1st Clerk Street C ommissioners Office, vico J no. C. Wandell, removed. Dennis McCarty, Keeper Potter's Field, vice T. S. Goerck, removed. James Taylor, re-appointed Deputy Keeper C ity Hall. J. I,. O'Sullivan. Printer to Departments Common Council, vice John K. Trow St Co. removed. R. D. I.otter. Clerk in Kulion Market, vice David Tre sant, removed. Geo. W. Gibson, appointed Assistant Dep. Clerk Ful ton Market. Aid. Sto*fall offered an ordinance, creating an addi tional deputy clerk and assistant in Fulton Market, at a salary of $>600 for the first and $400 for tho second. Adopted. Molition of the. Municipal Police.?An ordinance was offered and adopted, repealing the ordinance creating the Municipal Police, and at a stroke cutting off the heads of the two hundred M. P.'? and their officer*. Committee on Finance.?The President appointed Aid. Stoneall. Vantiae and Benson, to constitute the Commit tee on Finance, on the part of the Board of Aldermen. On motion, tho Board then adjourned till Thuriday next, at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Board or Assistants.?May 13.?This Board was also duly orgauised at 12 o'clock, a large concourse of per sons blocking up the entrance and space outside the bar. Tho new Board all took their places at the hour of meet ing. The selection reflects upon the democratic party much credit, in as far as appearance* go. The members of the new Board of Assistants are decidedly a gentle manly looking set of men, such as are to be iound among the ordinary run of cititons of smart business habits; and if they possess intelligence according to their ap pearance, they will make a very excellent Board. At the appointed hour, his honor Mayor Havkmkter took his place in the chair, and swore in the following members, who took their places in duo order, aftor ta king the usual oath of office :? Ward,. Wardt. 1. John S. Gilbert,' 10. Noil Gray, 2. Joseph C. Albertson, 11. Jacob Miller, 3. G. M. Oeden, 12. Thomas Spoffonl, 4. CSeorge 11. Purser, 13. Nathan Robers, ft. Lvman Candee, 14. Edwin Nichols, 6. John Foote, 16. Jamet I). Oliver, 7. Nathaniel Pearce, 1? J. J- V. Westervelt, 8. Archi'ld Maclay. Jr., 17. W. H. Cornell. 0. W. Uuackenbush. Those in italici are wliigs. Ilii Honor hereupon retired, when, on motion of Mr. Oiuhckt, of the 1st ward, J. J. V. Weitfrveut, Esq. of the 16th ward, wa? ap pointed to the chair, upon which, Mr. Albertso.n offered a resolution, proposing that Nathanikl Tcakce, Esq., Assistant Alderman of the 7th ward, be appointed President of the Board for the en tiling year, which was unanimously adopted. A committer, consisting of Messrs. Oliver and Nichol*. were hereupon appointed to conduct the President to the chair. The Par.sir?E"?T, on taking the chair, delivered the fol lowing brief address, in a cool and emphatic tone :? J|< it i tlemk* : Kor this distinguished proof of your con fidence and kindness, in selocting me for your presiding officer, and for the honor it confers, I beg you to accept my warm and grateful acknowledgment* ; and whilst it will ever be valued cherished by me as a gratifying testimonial of your preference and good opinion, it shall inspire me with a zeal so to conduct myself as to justi fy, in some measure, your choice, and secure the approba tion of our generous' constituents. I could wish that I were better qualified to fulfil the duties of the chair, and in a manner suitable to its dignity and importance -in ac cordance with my own wishes and the just expectations of the Board. Kully sensible, gentlemen, of the respon bilities and embarrassments connected with the station to which you have called me. and sincerely distrustful of my abilities, being unpracticed and inexperienced in legislative proceedings, I can only promise that it shall be my ardent desire and constant effort to discharge my duty with all the ability and address in my power with the temper, moderation, courtesy, and impartiality due to the office and the Board; ana, at least, with a devo tion to business, and a fidelity of intention, which may sustain mo under every embarrassment and difficulty, and entitle me, I hope, to the indulgence, if not approval, of the just and liberal portion of my fellow citizens. But all my efforts must prove unavailing, without your liberal and cordial co-operation. How much will de pend upon yourselves, gentlemen, individually and col lectively, in preserving tne laws of order and the rules of decorum, and imparting dignity and character to our proceedings, it is not necessary that I should remind you; nor is it needful, 1 am sure, that I should admonish you of the magnitude of our trust, or the manner in which it ought tube discharged. But, gentlemen, I will take occasion to say, that coming into office and power at a time when much is expected ami required at our hands in a legislative capacity, for the promotion of the general wellare and interests of our extensive city?the great metropolis of the new world?we should spare no efforts or means to fulfil, to the utmost of our power and authority, all just and reasonable expectations. How deeply important is it that we prove ourselves worthy the trust reposed in us, and act as becomes the represen tatives of a numerous, free, and enlightened constituency. Their interests have been confided, in part, to our ma nagement and control; and, as faithful agents and guar dians, we are bound to exercise our best faculties and attainments in earnest endeavors to effect the great ob jects of our election?to administer their affairs with effi ciency and success. Kor the accomplishment of an end so desirable, honesty of purpose, followed up by wise and energetic action on our part, is indispensably neces sary. Ho far as I can now judge, we assemble here with an unity of purpose, and under the infiuenco only of high and honorable motives, to organise, mid commence our labors in a spirit of conciliation ami harmony. This cir cumstance alone affords ail auspicious presage, and gives assurance of successful results. It manifests a firm and honest determination to do our duty, conscientiously ami faithfully, without reference to personal or party considerations; to legislate in all cases, with cau tious liberality and impartial justice for the public good, on the brotd basis of our political faith the good honest principle of " equal justice to all I ?special favor* to none.'* And although elected a* we ?"hIav? hee"' under the discipline of party organization, to yer; sure: t,,at be)'ollJ the mere appointments Mrded in iflV w feeUn*s a'"1 influence, will he disre Uve d?lihJrlit ^ PregcIlt'"K themwlve* for legisla ; "'"J f"?t but one pr.Tnary &at1on^f ?hi iB(ry reformat'on and a healthy adminii i>ln n h l !y fov?n>roeiit, for the benefit of the peo Sis' a, , * m1',' c?n?tantly in view, to guide our conn cils, and regulato our proceedings. hv , b7 a ,v'r'j"u* auit patriotic zeal, inspired {^/confident and abiding fniUl in an all wise and beni ficent Providence, whose blessings are gratefully ac knowledged, and their continuance humbly invoked ? i?ta ?ur Proceedings, I pray you, gentlemen, be mark ed with mutual forbearance, good will and respect, with moderation and dignity, with truth and integrity; let us diligently and steadfastly pursue those measures, and 040 ?,nly- which are best calculated, not merely to pre serve, but to advance the internal good order, happiness and prosperity of our noble city, and accelerate its in creasing honor and glory. At the conclusion of the address, the Board proceoded vigorously to business. -Mr- 8 was unanimously appointed Clerk of the Board for tho ensuing year. A?ri?tenVcieSr't'HAD"*LD wa' unanimously appointed Arms N,CM0LAS 8lidell was appointed Sergeant-at JJ,-*7 Dewmaw, Esq. proprietor and editor of the Board fofth;L"uin|yeTr.U,ly aPP?inted pri'Uer t0 the nn,V.hG?nVJlUtC0 Wa? hc,ra appointed to wait upon his Ho orffanUn,! y m! a" 1??rm him U,at tho Boanl was duly organised. Messrs Oliver and Turner being selected reported. reUred; Und in f,VC miaute8 re',irne<J a"d he. r,?UP?n i"?VCi! t,,at tl,e rulc' of the last Board Board Adopted*? Proceeding, of the present h-fi1,? ?e,,a?e sf the Mayor, as reported above, was hereupon read, and onmotionof Mr. Turnorit was or dered to be inserted on the minutes. nn ?per'f*?"' tht Hoard?Resolution directing to have ToarHkeXt yMr" C'erk tho late ro.^nHn^er^?r{!apers from the Board' which will he lound noticed above, were taken up and concurred in. t Theappomtmen' of Jam** T. B?adt, Esq., as Counsel au ,^oiyoration, was unanimously concurred in. I Also of A. M. Sniflen, as Corporation Attorney. Ntw Police?The Ordinance in relation to the esta- i blishment of the New Police, as noticed above, passed1 both Boards, It will go into operation in ten days. | nanc^cLmUtee. nd (ir"y' WCW aI,P?lnted ?? ) Mr. Purser offered the following resolution : ,. ,,80'?d>That a .Committee be appointed to report to teo ?n?Uh Ie?*1,,t>r ?/ 'he present Executive Commit tnti'nt o wP??,,rleJ[y ^port'nff an ordinance, consti tilting a department according to the provisions of the amended charter. Adopted, nem. con. Messrs. Purser Wo'nted toVact. y Sp0','0rd? Were ^ordingly Thf Jtm. House?The Resolution of the Board, which f?r?th? I,'"modiatc dissolution of tho contract LnVer?.ct,?n of the Alms House on Randall's Island, and directing the Clerk of the Board to serve copies of tliesame on the contractors, were duly concurred in. i?i. k ,',a,'l0',J, appointments, as noticed in the proceed ings before the Board, were concurred in ni .n!1 . "J,ions, directing tho late Comptroller to conimu nicate to this Board the amount of unexpended appropri ations for the year 1840. Concurred in. ' and St?.?V?n!' di?)ctia??e removal of tho Dockmasters ..liinhi inspectors, and authorising the appointment of suitable persons to clean the streets, at $3 perdaj , until the new I olice Bill conies into operation. Concurred in. Mnlini.ii?*?"?'~Ro.mova' of Mr. Cox, and appointment of Malaclu Fallon, a keeper of the City Prison?Concurred ~.Re?olliUon from tho Board, directing that the Superintendent of Streets cause, forthwith, the filth ^nteJ0,1U0Ve1 'herefrom, and charge the expense to tho contractors; also, to remove the filth at the loot of Hoose velt street. Concurred in. thfTh^rL7?'orf ~inviUtion t0 the Board to attend S-u Saturday evening, accepted. The papers from the Board were all concurred in and will be found fully noticed above. The Board adjourned at 4 o clock, to meet again at 7. Evening Session. The Board mot at 7 o'clock, Nathaniel Pearcf Ksa President, in the Chair. ' Papers from the Hoard.?A large number of appoint wpm'c the Board, as noticed in their proceedings, w ere concurred in. Ta!vYnrrt?JhnCity 1IallrThc re appointment of Mr. Chv H?ll T? an^ trentlemanfy keeper of the u ? unanimously concurred in. Printer to the Common Council, and the Departments ? The appointment of J. L. O'Sullivan, proprietor of the I \ews, as Printer to the Common Council and Depart- i ments, was unanimously concurred in I day e%Xdnex?tUrnedt?meetatgiX ?'clockon Thurs- | Common Plea*. Vf ,o Before Judge Ingruham. rpa lavy ' *? Perjtins. The jury in this case, al dlaVs anCdd6ceenUCco.t8 V6rd'Cl f?r Plainti* ? Circuit Court. vi,v n vl Bcfore Judge Edmonds. reaiK nntiroT"*i' * ?r The jury in this case, al ready noticed, rendered a verdict for defendant. m22? ^kRE r?Rr;rf>7Thi8rnorning, (Fndav, ? ^?Ut.tW0 oclock' thp alarm of fire wis f TL, l g) Tnt01 property has been de.troy rp?r Jf .i," rok? out in a stable or outhouse, in the \?ussnn *Hi ?" King street, belonging to Mrs & Vlacdon^l Thl fl! cxte,u've (?r?cerj stores of Smith rear premises ni t, fa^f, SOO,l commUQicated with the rear premises of 8. & M. in which there wa* a lure-,. quantity of spirits and other ignitable articles deposited bjiidi,n?s0nTht0?^k fire, and extended the flames to other ouildmgs. The wind bein^ easterly, the ran^-A nf firo extended to the west, and took a'll the out^iildinirs in succession, in the rear of tho building, on King \T v?"*1 Smith k M?cd?nell to tho premises od K^ni- ^.r>y t R,g"ey- A. few front brick buildings on rI, m ?i W.ero hurnt, vu : that occupied by Wragg k Co with the store ol Mr. Brett, and an adjoinihg buUdW belonging to him, untenanted, and the premises latclf occupied by the Messrs. ilowsell. There has been a great destruction of property?tho extent of which it ? ould be ililficujt to estimate. We presume that the in ocr^/rmnf0w'" .'>? tho greatest sufferers. The occupants oi the premises along the range of the lire v?hr.?W^ t' !5mi|th 41 Macdonoll, (back premises and valuable contents burnt); Mrs. Musson, (back premises Brlwir h k' v.alue:) McConkey, confectioner, and !? w f.r' (no l05,;) Ki,,ock. Norris, Wight thi?rh t ' 001ns' W?KK Ik Co. and Brett, nad consul P'e?'"os ?*trojed, and goods more or less consumed or damagod. The rear premises belonging for safetv^ heB^ eS>ap? hi? goods, in removing fhem Legislative Synopsis.?In the Senate, on Mon day morning, among a number of other reports of minor importance, majority and minority reports were made on the subject of the distribution of Natural His tory of the State, and botli re|>orts and bills relarred to n select committee to roport complete. The bills to renew the charter of the Commercial Bank and Bank of Ro chester, were referred to a select committee to report complete, as were all the Railroad bills, and then the discussion of the Convention bill was resumed and continued until the hour of taking a recess. In the Asskmbly, to-day, several reports of committees were received. Mr. Morrison, from a select committee, made a written report on the petition for the abolition of the punishment of death. No bill was introduced, but he concluded by expressing the hope that the Conven tion which is hereafter to convene, would insert a provi sion into the Constitution providing that the punishment of death be hereafter entirely abolished in this State.? Ten times the usual number of the report was ordered printed. The general order* were then taken up, and several Senate bills were passed through the committee of the whole and reported to the House. On motion of T. 11. Lee, a committee was appointed to wait on the wi dow of the late General Hamilton, and invite her to a seat within the bar of the House. Messrs. T. K. Lee and Sweeney were appointed such committee, and Mrs. Hamilton came into the House and was accommodated with a seat on the right of the Speaker, the members rising when she entered, and also when she left the chamber. The House then took up the order of the third reading bills. To provide for the appointment of an additional num ber of Commissioners ol Deeds in and for the city of New York?Passed To amend the act regulating highways in the counties of Suffolk, Queens ana Kings -Passed. To amend the act for the relief of the Albany Medical College, the Geneva Medical College, and the Medical Department of the University of New V'ork?Passed, ayes 87, nays 8. Mr. Van Valvar XRt.'BoH called for the reconsideration of the vote of Saturday rejecting the New York and N. Haven Railroad bill. The motion to reconsider was lost - ayes 79, nays 17. Kelatlve to alien passengers landing in New York? laid on table on motion of Mr. Bailey. To amend the act to incorporate the Jefl'erson In surance Co. of the city of New York?Passed, ayes 87, nays l.?^Jllbany Otitis, May 19. Albany, 13th Mat, 1946.?'The convention Bill has passed. At 7 P. M. yesterday, according to order, the Senate proceeded to vote in Committee on the several amendments. When this was disposed of, the Bill was referred to the Senate. Mr. Hunt moved that the Conven tion submit their proposed Amendments to Constitution to the people,in distinct propositions,and as a whole. And the bill was read and passed by the same vote. Almost 9 P. M. tho bill was received in the House. The amend ments were then read. The only important ones are those removing the restrictions upon the residence of the Delegates, and upon officer* of the General Government being Delegates: also that the proposed amendments may no submitted to the people, as distinct propositions, if the Convention deem it practicable. The House con curred in these amendments, the negative vote ranging from iO to iS. The majority vote 7*. So the amendments were declaredroncurred in. The House adjourned at 30 minutes past II. Jared I,. Rathbone is dead. He died this morning. Al so Judge Sutherland.?Limngiten leltrr. Appoi!* r.MKN r BY THE P*KSU>*JtT.?<*?0rge W. Jones, of Wisconsin Ter itory, surveyor of public lands in Wisconsin and Iowa, vice James Wilson, removed. Movement* of Travellers. The moat exciting and spirit-stirring scenes w? hare ever witnessed in this city, were those that marked the return, yesterday their respective hotels,of the immense muss congregated from the lour quarters of the I'nion and the Canada*, to attend the long projected and nervous content between the North and the South, on the Long Island llace Course. It was cheering to ob serve the perfect harmony that prevailed between the two contending competitors. The South displayed no triumph, while the North submitted to their disappoint ment with the philosophy of him, who, in the olden time, furnished us with the consolatory maxim, still and ever applicable to all suoh contingencies : " 'Tis not in mortals to command success? But wo may do more, Sempronius, We may deserve it." The hotels are literally over-flowing. The accession of travellers, on Monday night, after our only partial list was completed, far outstrips our limited privilege of detailing. In addition, there are, at the? Amebic*??W. F. Certo, Kentucky; Dr. K. R. Mc ?Vena, Baltimore; T. VV. Bradbury, Virginia; P. Smyth, Albany; W. Blair, Virginia; Messrs Price and Allers, Richmond, Hon. J. W. Houston, Delaware; Dr. Brembio and Morton McMichael, Philadelphia; A. Harper and James Fisher, do.; Wm. Parsons, and '20 others. Astor?Messrs. March and Mentor, Boston; Whiting, Pickering, Hubbard, Miles and Pearce, do.; Charles Hodges, Columbia; K. A. Taylor, Dr. Craig, James Arm strong, Baltimore; E. Austin, Charleston; Messrs. Skin ner, Seward and Summer, Boston; (Jeo Dane and Noah Blanchard, do.; Jno M. Botts, Richmond, and 40 other*. City?Kdward Baker, Allegheny; Silas Baker, do.; Stublisticld and Fiold, Alabama; Hon. John Greig, Canan daigua; E. P. Peters, St. Louis; Messrs. Colt, Felt and Coombs, Boston; F. G. Dallas, U. S. N.; W. Baker, Philadelphia; Tlios. C. Must, Westchester CO.; N. H. Coney, Philadelphia, and IS others. Frakklim?J. W. Walcott, Milton, Connecticut; Jno. B. Burns, Columbia, Ohio; Elias V ates, Springfield; A. W. North, W. ltattle, Ohio; Messrs. Walker, Bleocker and Neilson, Albany; Daniel Brett, Providence; C. Vincent, Stonington. Globe?J. B. Poindexter, Louisiana; A. Wright, Bos ton; Felix Larrey.New Orleans; R. V. McCall,, Philad. ; H. Borenne, Hervillo, Lou., and 6 others. St. Geohue's?P. T. Flotcher, Syracuse; T. Rogers. Albany; Foster and Hillebrast, Johnston, Thurlow, Pa lermo; Wilson and Bart, Pompton, and 6 others. Howaud's?Hon. J. W. White, Conn.; Hon. J. L. Low ell, Maine; Hon. I. S. Rawsou, Maine ; Messrs. J. N. Falls, B. More, Gen. I. Jackson, Lockport; Colonel J. B. Wright, Albany; Hon. J. Pierson, Troy, and 40 others. Waveblt?A. Smith, Albany; Messrs. Richards, Tom son, Taylor, Paul, Joyce, Sheply, Boston; Thayer and Gerald. Puwtucket; Park and Eaton, Worcester; G. B. Brown, Philad; Cohen and Hyde, Rio Janeiro; Moore, Bcrncy.aiul Edwards, Philad. Ward Court. Thomat Lee vs. Jamet Gordon Bennett.?In this great saddle case, which came up to-day, before Ulysses D. French, Esq., Assistant Justice for the Fifth, Eighth and Fourteenth Ward* Court, -wherein the plaintiff sought to recover the sum of five dollars, for certain alterations alleged to have been mu le by him upon a lady's riding saddle, manufactured by the plaintiff for the defendant's wife. Theplaintiff was*non-suited with costs. J. Smith, for Plaintiff. B, Galbraith, for Defendant. Stea.ii Factory.?At the adjourned meeting, on Tuesday afternoon, the Xaumkeag Steam Cotton Company was organised, under the act of incorporation, by the choice of the following gentlemen as directors, vi/, : David Pingree, of Salem; Isaac Livermore, and William S. Lincoln, of Boston; William D. Waters, Na thaniel Silsbee, jun. and William Lummus, of Salem. It was unanimously voted that the Directors petition the Legislature, at its earliest session, for leave to increase the capital stock to $400,000.?Salem Rcgiiter. Effect of Shokt Crops on Maine.?It is said that an important branch of trade in Maine has been ma terially and injuriously affected by tho failure of the su gar and molasses crop's of Cuba and Porto Rico. Maine has principally furnished the lumber, boxes and casks in which the crops of those islands have been packed for market?the value of boxes sent to Cuba last year for the reception of the sugar crop, being alone about $.>00,000. But in the failure of the crops, these articles arc required to a limited extent only, and consequently the raw material and industry of Maine are not called for. Maple Sut;.\R Product.?This has been a mat year for maple ?ugar in New Hampshire and Ver mont. The amount made has probably exceeded that of any preceding year. The Vermont' Watchman says that the value of sugar manufactured in Vermont this soason, wil\ exceed one million of dollars. Amusements. Birth Extraordinary.?The English journals are in ilu- habit of giving publicity to all the births wluch take place, among the nobility and gentry, of their " sea girt isle." Were we in the habit ot doing so, we could chronicle one of the most extraordinary births that ever occurred in the United States?we refer to that of two young tigers, bom at the Menagerie of Ogden, Weeks k Co,, corner of Eight street and Bowery, on Sunday the 11th instant. Many of the wild animals in the Menagerie have increased their progeny, sinco they were imported; but, these are the first, and only tigers, ever littered in America. The parents arc the "pet tigers, of the far-fam ed Herr Driesbach, the lion tamer. The mother is the celebrated tigress "Juliette"?the sire, is the no less celebrated tiger, "Col. Alexander." The " mother and children are doing w ell." In consequence of these " do mestic troubles," the performance of tho pet tigress, is for the present dispensed with. This event was an nounced to the audience in the following speech, by Herr Driesbach, on Monday :? " Ladies and Gentlemen?For the first time, I am ob liged to ask a favor of you?for the first time, 1 must ask your indulgence, for the omission of a part of my per f'ormancc, namely, that of my " leaping tiger," who, in the common course of nature is called upon to take charge of a young family, bom yesterday. The mother and young can be seen in the second cage from where I now stand. With your permission. 1 will go on with the rest of my performances as usual." The crowded and admiring audience received this an nouncement with tremendous cheering. These cubs and their mother, form a new and valuable addition to this vast collection of all that is rare an.l curious. The lover of nature can here see the natural affection of the brute creation, most fully exhibited. The Tiger is well known to be a most ferocious and vicious animal, yet Madame "Juliette," displays as much affection and so licitude as the most fully domesticated cat or dog; and as they lay in their cagc, they present a beautiful scene for some of the fancy painters, who "do up" things for the Academy of Design. After tho birtn, it became neccssary to remove them into another cage.the whelps w ere taken out while 'Juliette" was asleep, and when she was waked up and called upon to "step into the next room," and found her children gone, she gave full vent to the natural ferocity of her disposition. The indomit able courage and astonishing prowess of Herr Dries bach, soon overcome her anger, and he took her in his arms, and carried her to her family, in a cage to them selves, where tliey can be seen this day and evening.? 3300 |iersons visited the exhibition on Monday evening; this is proof positive, that there must be some attractive charm about it, which will repay the price of admission. This day and evening is the last chance our citizens will have for years, of seeing so extensive and rare a collec tion. They leavo the city on Thursday morning. We would advise every one to go and see them. Ethiopian Skrenaders?Palko's Opeha Hot**e It is im|M)ssil)le to describe the enthusiasm that universally attends each and every representation of these accomplished vocalists. Their style appears to improve bjr practice, and never to diminish in interest by repetition. To-night their programme is full of fresh and untiring interest, and the remainder of their brief engagement will still further command the public at tention. Great Fire in Newbeen.?We have (says the Wilmington Chrtmir/t,) verbal intelligence that a most destructive fire occurred in Newborn, on Fridsy morning last. As we hear, some thirty or forty build ings were consumed on South Front and Middle strseti among the number, many large and valuable brick edi fices. No estimate of the amount of the loss sustained has been received. The warm sympathies of this com munity cannot but be aroused on acoount of the affliction of our neighbor town dharletton Courier, May P. E. LIPPOLD& CO (NO. J? WILLIAM STREET, NEAR john.) OkVkr for rale the following goods. of theirown importation, by the packaga, or in lota to ?nlf porch?rr? RFAL BERLIN ZEPHYR WORRTED AND orRMAN TAPKSTRY WORSTKDR. Beet manufacture mid m.?t rxtenaiieaaaoitaieat. CANVASS. Cotton, Linen, Silk, Worated. Gold and Silrer, of *11 widths mill aire*. EMBROIDERY PATTKRNR, Of nil Maker* and Number*. CHENILLE, KOt Workingand Ornamental Trimming, Plain and Shaded. Flower CS, mile, Sic SILKS. Plain and Shaded. and I hint*, Sticks and Spools, Twin, Vln?B, no. FRINGER. Silk, Werate an aCotMn, olth* latest atyl?a. gimps. And (fimnf orda. in great variety. GOLD AND IlLVER COliDS, AND BRAIDS, TAS SELR, fcc. STEKL, OILT, AND SILVER BKADS, riirw Trimminga, Steel ^id Jet Buttons, Hair Pina, kc OILED SILKS, Asaorted Color*. PERFORATED paper. al lm*m CORDS AND TASSKLS, Rraida, Tapra, Binding, Galloons, ke. INVITATION TO LlQtT^R SELLERS. THE REV. THOMAS P. HlNT,who hash?Mdebate*in ??venil ritim witli liquor s?*!lrr?, invito ,?ll who ar* eng% Red in the trade to meet hi in on Wednesday uiiiht, the 14th mat., at I o'clock, at the National Hall, ' anal atrtet, U? datata the (ineaHon, "Ought Liquor Rellingto he made a Penitentiary of fence P? The public generally iin iteil to attend and hear the debate. To defray expenaea 1?S casta will b? uken at the door. mlJJt*rc PAVtLtoK WEW BRIGHTON. THK pavilion, at New Brighton, ia now in full opera tion, *nd the |iroprietor will lie glad to enter into a^ange ment* with parties who who wiah to engage apartmaota for tne whole saaaoa or for a ahorter period. Mr. Blanratd will be lonna at the Pavilion every day from II to I o'clock, and at the Oloaa I Hotel at all cither honra. niy# tww

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