NEW YORK HERALD' Ntw York, Tuenlofi Jon* 3, IMS. Highly Important from Tmm and Eng land In relation to Tmm Annexation-* Tine Plot rapidly thlclteiie. The latest intelligence from Texas, which w>" give in another column, is of very great interest and importance, and comes to us, singularly enough, at the very moment that we obtain in the later news from England by the " Cambria" at Boston, the most extraordinary confirmation of the opinions and conjectures which we have so frequently expressed in relation to the Texas question. Of all that portion of this latest English intelli gence, which it has any bearing on the relations of the two countries and the present position of the Texas and Oregon questions, we give a copious ab stract, quoting largely from the London press and the Dublin Frcemtin't Journal, which may be re garded as the mouth-piece of the great body of the Irish |>eople. It will be seen that that journal, with greater judgment and sagacity than the London Time*, regards the intelligence conveyed from this country by the " Caledonia," with reference to the reception of the famous declarations of Sir Robert Peel, as indicative of any thing but a pacific feeling in the United States. It exhibits with much force and clearness the position, critical and perilous?which Groat Britain now occupies with re gard to the United States. Every enlightened ob server, indeed, must acknowledge that England cannot recede from that position without being dis graced in the eyes of the whole world. And have we any reason to suppose that she means to recede! No, truly. The evidence is all the other way. We speak advisedly?after deliberately regarding the whole aspect of this business?war may burst upon us before we are aware. The news from Texas is exceedingly interest ing. President Jones, panic-struck, it would seem, at the result of his own conduct, is endeavor ing to recede from the policy which he has been so quietly pureuing for some time past in reference to Mexico, and in conjunction with the agents of France and England. He has issued, it will be perceived, a proclamation authorizing an election of deputies to a Convention, to be held on the 4th of July next, to which is to be submitted the proposition of annexa tion. This movement adds fresh interest to the Texas question, which now seems more than ever complicated and involved. Before this Convention can meet, the whole case may be far beyond the control, to any extent whatever, of the people of Texas. The great question now appears to be?" Who is the dupe 1" President Jones may be as much the subject of deception as the government of this coun try. Is it not highly probable that a secret arrange ment has been entered into by England, France and Mexico for the purpose of accomplishing,at all hazards the designs of the latter power with regard to Texas! We must either admit this supposition, or else be lieve that Mr.Elliott and M.Saligny have been acting on their own hook, and without express instructions from their res|>ective governments. That certainly is not very probable. It is hardly to be supposed that these gentlemen have taken up this diligent, subtle and formidable course of opposition to the annexation of Texas con amort. Mr. Elliott is not exactly the man to engage in such a quixotic enterprise as that We all know what a powerful instrumentality he had in bringing affairs to a crisis in China. He negotia ted and negotiated till he negotiated China into the war in which she fell so readily a prey to Great Bri tain, and his negotiations on this Continent may have a similur termination. Who can doubt that he is now acting under the explicit directions of the Go vernment at home? And have not hia movement, been sufficiently significant of the designs and pur poses of that Government! The last intelligence from the other side of the Atlantic brings us also striking confirmation of the opinion that France is bound up with England in this movement against the progress of this Republic. The declarations of n portion of the French press leave ?s little room to doubt on that score, even if the nctual movements of the Government by their agent, and the naval force at present in the Gulf had not settled that in a man ner tolerably satisfactory. The entire aspect of the cas??the declarations and policy of Mexico?the movements of Mr. Elliott ?the presence of the English and French squadrons in the Gulf of Mexico?the augmentation of the Bri tish forces in the Canadas and West Indies?the last movement of President Jones,?this latest in telligence from Europe?all strengthen and con firm, as far as possible in the present stage of the affair, our opinion as to the existence of explicit and understood terms of concerted action on the part of England, France and Mexico. Mexico would not, of course, enter into any such arrange ment without a guaranty; and what would a guaran ty be worth, unless sustained by force 1 Texas an nexation is, it cannot be denied, in a much more perilous condition than ever. Her very national, ity may be destroyed. By the intervention of Eng land and France?an intervention leading to results of an importance and magnitude, in connection with the peace of the world, which it is now impossible to estimate?Texas may be restored to Mexico, and all the Americans driven out of it. Alas! alas! that the madness and folly of faction rejected the golden opportunity of settling this question forever in a man ner, peaceful and honorable to this country, and sub servient to the interests of republicanism on this continent. Our government ought to be prepared for any con tingency that may occur. It is impossible to tell when an explosion may take place. We see that a strong body of United States troops have been stationed on the eastern frontier of Texas. This affords some evid-nee that the administration are awake on this subject. For their own sake, and for the sake of the country, we trust that they have taken a more comprehensive and accurate view of this business than their " organ." The Union has displayed a sad degree of ignorance, obstinacy and blindness in this matter. One day Texas annexa tion is certain?the next it is doubtful?now Presi dent Jones is lauded to the skies?now he is abused and chastised. Really, it is not a little humiliating to see, that the organ of the government knows just nothing at all of the progress of events, in connec tion with this all-important question. For heaven's sake, let the government keep its eyes open, and act with that degree of judgment and vigor, which the present crisis so loudly demands. Lmti. Decision for the Brokers.?'We publish in another column a very important decision of the Oouft of Errors relative to the sale of hypothecated stocks at the Board of Brokers. It appears that a lender has no right to sell or part with the stock of a borrower, until after the expiration of the time for which the loan was made. That the mode of selling stocks at the board of brokers renders all sales made ?herc illegal, although authority was given to sell there. This decision may give some trouble to those Shy lock's of Wall street who made extensive loans to the small operators on the stocks of the Harlem, Norwich Ac Worcester, and Long Island Railroad Companies, when these stocks were at low prices, and afterwards sold out the stocks loaned on with out the consent of the borrowers, in the usual way at the board of brokers, as it in fact fixes their lia bility to account to the borrowers for the stock* sc sold at the present prices. Arrival from Cm"**.?The Navigator, arrived yesterday from Canton, with advices to the 7th of last February. The mammoth letter?six by three leet?of ihe Emperor to the President of the United States, is received by this ship. It will be forwarded immediately to Washington. Steamboat Launch ?To-morrow morning at < o'clock, the new steamboat, intended for the Bar clay street Ferry, w ill be launched from the ship yard, a short distance above the Ferry, in Hoboken ?itte ts httih on an entirely new model. Thk Washington Orricn-BkOGAia.?A dili gent effort appears to be made at present in certain quarters to give curreacy to the rumor that great dissatisfaction exists amongst the democracy in consequence of Mr. Polk's " apethy" in effecting removals at Washington. The rumor and the eflort have originated with a pestilent, malignant, unscru pulous, and restless species of animal which abound* at the seat of government?the Washington office - beggar, and as the character, and employment, oi this class are not quite so fully known to many as they should be, we may as well devote a little time to their elucidation. The population of Washington is made up almost entirely of the office-holders their dependents and the office-beggars. Against the former the lazxaroni carry on an eternal and moat malignant warfare.? Many of these beggars hang on from year to year, and become regular fixtures in the bar-rooms oi hotels and taverns, whilst their ranks are constantly re ceiving fresh accessions of mendicancy, hunger and despair, from the various States?continual car goes of weeds thrown up by the great tide oi political agitation, and left high and dry to wither and rot upon the beach. Thus the fierce army of clamorous and shrieking beggary is continually recruited, and never for a day ceases the war upon the holdere of office under the government. One of the chief objects of the beggars is to get hold of the correspondents of the newspapers throughout the Union, especially those possessed of weight and influence. The letter-writers are coaxed and flattered and wheedled into companionship with the office beg gars and luzzartmi who are all the time lounging about the hotels?thrusting themselves into every corner? fastening themselves upon every one connected with the Government with whom they can possibly come in contact?collecting all sorts of gossip?smelling out secrets?prying into private family affairs?in venting and circulating all sorts of lies, scandal and misrepresentation. Then, under pretence of being able to communicate important information, affect ing to know all about the movements of parties and the Government, they impose upon the more ver dant of the letter writers,whilst with others,promises, and occasionally something more solid than pro mises, are effectual. In this way the beggars often succeed in obtaining publi :ity for their calumnies, and slanders, and rumors, calculated to annoy and embarrass the heads of departments, their subordi nates, or the administration itself. Then again these office-beggara expend an im mense amount of time and labour in writing anony mous letters to influential newspapers, in which they pretend to communicate in a confidential man ner the most important information. These letters generally begin with some piece of authentic news, and then follow, often introduced with great inge nuity, the most violent attacks upon the office-hold ers, the epistle closing with a profuse expression of regret that the President and his administration are ltkely to endanger their position in the confidence of the democratic party by their awful, lamentable, deplorable " apathy," in not sweeping from office all the present incumbents. We have a pile of such letters before us received within the last few days. More melancholy evi dence of the demoralization and infamous unscru pulousness of these office-beggars, could not be pre sented, than that afforded by these truly extraordi nary epistles. They are full of the most atracious libels on the office-holders of Washington. One man is denounced because he is a whig, and in the exercise of his duty in opening the letters oi one of the heads of departments, is guilty of the grossest dishonesty?another is represented as having nothing to do, and boasting that his office in the public buildings saves him the expense oi hiring one for his own private business?a third is openly accused of plundering the public treasury, because he keeps a carriage and builds houses, with a salary of a thousand a year?another is represented as wallowing in licentiousness, and as guilty of a crime too revolting to be named. It is really sickening to read these letters?whole reams of which we re ceive in the course of the year. If such atrocious statements are written in cold blood, and sent to us in the expectation that they will be published, what must be the violence and malignity with which this fraternity of slander and beggary assail the charac ter of the office-holders in private1? What mean ness?what duplicity?what treachery?what secret rancour?what dishonorable espionage and eaves dropping?what utter demoralization must exist in that strange community at Washington! The pic ture is humiliating in the extreme in the eyes o> every honorable man?every true patriot?every genuine friend of free government. Now what is the cause of all this 1 It is the re cognition of the absurd and detestable principle of rotation in office. This is designated a true demo cratic principle. We deny it. It is a principle op posed to reason and common sense, as well as to propriety and justice. It is a wicked and detestable principle. It was detestable in the time of Van Buren. It was detestable in the time of Harrison. It was detestable in the time of Tyler. And it is equally detestable in the time of Mr. Polk. Applied to the heads of departments and the principal officers of th^overnment, the priociple is all very well.? But that the subordinate officers?the employee* of the government?the men who do the mechanical labor?the men who constitute the working machine ry of the State,should be periodically removed from office, or removed on every change in the adminis tration?is a principle abominable, irrational and de moralizing. What merchant is there who would apply such a principle to his clerks and porters 1? Who is there that does not know that the longer an individual fulfils the duties of any employment, the more competent and valuable he becomes 1 We know the practical truth of this. Every year adds value to the services of the printer or the newspaper editor. S? with the employee* of the government.? The longer they remain in office the more familiar they become with their duties, and consequently dis charge them with increased fidelity, efficiency and despatch. Let us hear no more, then, from just, honorable and intelligent men, of this ridiculous and demoral izing principle of" rotation in office." It was rota tion in office that caused the devil to enter paradise. Enlightened and pure democracy spurns it with in dignation. No matter what his politics?no matter what his opinions, let no office-holder be removed except for immorality or incapacity. As for the "family cliqueism,"on which these beggars declaim in such frantic torms, and the influence of ladies, and all that, let it, too, be dismissed as altogether unworthy of regard. If the subordinate officers of tho government discharge their duties, what matter though they be all the posterity of Tom,orDickor Har ry, even to the third and fourth generation 1 There . must always be family and private influences ming ling with political influence. President Polk ap pears to regard these matters in the true light. He seems to view them like a man of common sense. Let him continue thus to think and thus to act, and he will earn the respect and esteem of all honorable and intellignt minds. As for the beggars, send them here to break stones for our streets. Both they and New Yorkers need to "mend their ways." Watering Places.?Of all the summer retreat* in this neighborhood, Fort Hamilton is one of the most delightful. The drive along the margin of the bay is picturesque and agreeable in the extreme? ? and for the accommodation of those who prefei i water conveyance, an elegant steamboat plies regu larly several times a day between the Fort and th< city. In the hottest day the air is here cool and re freshing, and the scene which presents itself to the eye, as you sit in the shade of the piazza and smokt a mild Havana, is quite enchanting. Heed, the pro prietor of this elegant place, has formed quite an ori ginnl idea for the benefit of his guests and visitors ile intends to erect on the beach on the western pan ( ol Coney Island an immense tent?a hundred feei long and fifty wide?as a sort of retreat in tho ho1 season Conveniences will be provided for sea tnthing, fishing and pic-nic parties Tho idea is ad miratile, and Reed is just the man to carry it out ir, 'lie most complete una picturesque style. Tta Coixxc-roumr and the "Morning News." ?The small organ of a small faction?the Afommi' iVw a aa ailed the WaMnrfon ComthtuHm in ;> very peevish manner the other day, because thbt journal had stated the very well-known fact, that President Polk had no intention, at present, of re moving the Collector ot this port, and added the gratuitous assertion that it had the "very best possi ble reason" for assuring its few hundred readers that the President had determined to displace Mr. Van Ness. The Co tut it ut ion rebukes the petulence of the Nttct in a very quiet and provoking manner, and says s? Now, the very beat poaaible reason in auoh a case, would ba the declaration of the President himself to the editor of the Newt, of such an intention. The editor wiil pardon ua for saying, that we have a very satisfac tory reaaon for believing that he has received no such assurance from that high source. And why should he be removed 1 His efficiency aa a public officer is u? questione I and unquestionable ; his democracy is unim pugned and undoubted, and since his residence in New York, his services to the party have far transcend ed in importance those of the men most clamorous for his removal. So unqualified an assertion on the part of the iVnet, only shows that it is very carelesa in the uie of language, or that it knows little either of the true state of affairs at Washington, or of the condition of things in New York. In the concluding sentence of this paragraph the ContiUutian hits the nail on the head. The igno rance of the Morning News relative to affaire at Washington is notorious and easily enough account ed for, by its lack of means and industry in procu ring information, as well as by the fact of its being regarded with some suspicion at head-quarters. The clique which it represents, are not, however, dis posed to give up their assaults on the Collector. A deputation of one, Mr. Tilden, started tor Washing ton yesterday, in order to demand the instant remo val of Mr. Van Ness, and to explain how it happened that only in two of the wards could the dictatorial and denunciatory resolutions be passed. Of this movement of the "old hunker" cliqiu, it is proper to add, that Governor Wright expresses his decided disapprobation. We have learned from a reliable source that Mr. Wright has said on more than one occasion, that the continued assaults upon tha Col lector, whom he regarded as a capable and worthy public officer, by persons professing to be demo crats, was very displeasing to him. But let us wait for the report of the committee of one. Another Defalcation?Plunder of thk Mexi can Indemnity.?It appears by a letter from Wash ington that two of the six instalments of the Mexi can indemnity now due have been paid somewhere between this and Mexico, but no body can tell what has become of the money. Mr. Shannon is also among the missing. Camv Meeting at Newark.?We learn that a Camp Meeting is now in session at Newark, tyhich is nightly crowded to excess. It is one of the most curious meetings ever held there. Instead of preach ers, Welsh's famous equestrian troupe draw the crowds. Over four thousand were present on the first night. They play there this afternoon and evening and then go to Paterson. On Friday they visit Jersey City. On Saturday they make a display in this city with eight splendid cream colored chargers, <fcc. Theatrical a The Park.?There was a very elegant and crowd ed house at the Park last night to welcome Mr. Placide back to the boards of " Old Drury," and many also to greet the first appearance in this city for some time of Mrs. George Barrett. " London Assurance" and "Grandfather Whitehead." The merits of Mr. Placide's " Sir Harcourt Courtly" are well known. They were never more fully and ac ceptably displayed than on this occasion. It was throughout an admirable piece of acting. Lady Gay Spanker, (Mrs. Barrett) on her first entrance on the stage, was received with general applause, but after the ceremony of introduction to Sir Harcourt, she became quite overwhelmed with embarrassment, and lost every word of her part. The side scene unfortunately shut out the prompter's voice and her embarrassment became very painful. The three personages on the stage were, however, exceeding ly kind, and the house was equally considerate, so that Ludy Gay was allowed to get through the scene as well as she could, and in the succeeding scenes, recovering her composure and her memory, played with a good deal of grace and spirit. Mrs. Abbott's " Lady Grace," was not a very brilliant performance; it was somewat wanting in life and spirit, but still it was ladylike and free from any glaring fault. Chippendale as " Meddle" was truly excellent, and Crisp and Dyott succeeded in eliciting the marked approbation of the house. Altogether the comedy was well cast and with the slight excep tion we have noticed, played, we think we mav safely eay, to perfection. Mrs. Barrett's embarrassment was, we are inclin ed to think, produted chiefly by the injudicious and boisterous manner in which she was applauded after speaking the first sentence or two, by some gentle men in the boxes with Mrs. Child, and a few other ladies, who now regard Mrs. Barrett as their pro tege. Their well-meant, but rather bizarre way of supporting the fuir actress, attracted the notice of the house,and evidently appeared to annoy Mrs. Bar rett. Then the impossibility of receiving the prompt er's aid completed her distress; and certainly with the excusable embarrassment incident to her debut, form an apology for her apparent want of prepara tion. As "Grandfather Whitehead." Placide, as usual, drew tears from every eye. The other parts were well sustained. To-night Douglas Jerrold's new play of " Time Works Wonders." is to be produced. It is a capital production, and has drawn immense houses in Lon don. Nibi.o'b Garden?Opening Piece.?The rehear sals for a new spectacle have been upon the new dra ma of the "Seven Castles of the Passions." For six weeks Hillyard, Grain, and Isherwood, have been actively employed on the scenery, and HitchingB on the machinery. Every tableau is to be new,and the cast appears to be unusually great, so that we may fairly anticipate for the Garden its usual suc cess. Miss Mary Taylor, who is not married, we have the pleasure of announcing to all young batche lors, will appear, and also Miss H. Matthews, a new candidate for professional honors, of whom repor1 speaks highly. The School Election. The annual election of School Commissioners, Trustees and Inspectors took place yesterday. It passed off very quietly ; ubout a third of the usual number of votes were polled. We annex the re turns so far as received t Dtm. Xat. Ward*. Dtm. Native, mai. moj 1st. Commissioner 575 257 3I( ? 2d. Commmissioner 100* ? ? ? Inspector 57* ? ? ? Trustee 37* ? ? - 4th. Commissioner 46* ? ? ? Inspector t ? ? _ Trustees, t ? ? ? 5th. Commissioner....* tie. tie. ? ? Inspector, t ? ? ? Trustee t ? ? ? 4th. No returns. 7th. 3d District?Commissioner,. 151 114 40 ? Sth.tCommissioner 12 ? 13 ? 11th. Commissioner BSt 004 so ? Inspector, 7411 Ml 120 ? Trustees 1513 1282 230 ? The 6th district of this ward, for Inspector and Trustee*, not heard tram. 13th. Not heard from. 13th. Entire vote 139!) 11M 301 ? 14th. Not heard from ? ? ? ? lj?h. Commissioner 568 7W ? J|J Inspectors 201 310 ? IP.'i Trustees 301 Jl? ? 117 16th. No returns. 17th. Commissioner 927 853 75 ? Inspector 936 844 113 ? Trustees <153 S41 113 ? ' Majorities. 1 Those marked thus are understood to hare the majority; theeiact number not known. 1 The particulate of the various districts could net lie obtained, but tliere was this certain democratic majority for Commissioner. The Trus tees were nearly a tie; but the Inspector was thought to hare gone native. Theatricals, Ac, The Orphean Family have been giving conoerts in Wilmington, N. C. From thence they proceed to Berne. Mons. and Madame Cnnderbcck are giving con cert* in Pittsburg. The Campanologian Brothers are giving concert In Rochester. Sianora Borghette gave her necond concert in Mobile on the 'Mth ult. to n crowded audience. Personal Movements. Major Donelson, U. S. Charge to Texas arrived in New Orleans, 93nl ult., and would proceed to Texas in the next packet. . Gen. Henderson of the Marine Corps, arrived iti New Orleani on the 94th nit. He is upon a tour of In ipection. Gen. Lamar, ex-President of Texas, was in M< bile on the 'Md ult., en rmilt for Ualveston. Very Important from Ttiu. Wo have received by the Southern mail the fol lowing intelligence from Texas. It itt perceived that President Jones has called to gether a convention, to meet on the 4th in>t., to tak< the question of annexation into consideration. [From N. O. Picayune. May 28.] The steamship New York, Capt. Wright, arriveil in our port last evening, in thirty-three hours from Galveston. She brought over sixty passengers, amongst whom were Gen. Sam Houston, ex-l*resi dent of Texas, and family, who, it is said, are tu route for the Hermitage. The United States squadron, under the command of Commodore R. F. Stockton, consisting of the steam frigate Princeton, Lieut. Com. E. It. Thomp son, ship St. Mary's, Capt. Saundera, ship Suratogu. Captain Shubrick, and brig Torpoise, Lieut. Com dt W. E. Hunt, have arrived and unchored otf Galves ton. The Princeton, St. Mary's and Porpoise arrived on the 12th inst., 15 days from Hampton Roads. The Saratoga got in three days after. The entire sauad ron made the passage by the "Hole in the Wall" and Providence Channel to the Gulf and has made what is considered a very quick trip for this season of die year. There not heing a sufficient depth of water on the bar off Gnlvestou harbor to admit the passage of larger vessels. Commodore Stockton on the 13th shifted hia broad pennant from the Priuceton to the Porpoise, and with that vessel crossed the bar?the Porpoise drawing 11 feet 9 inches, and there being 13 feet water in the channel. The wind being ahead at the time, she was compelled to make a " dead heat" up to the anchorage off the city, where she is now lying. On her coming to anchor a national sa lute was fired, which was answered by the Austin? Texan sloop in ordinary. The Poipoise is the largest man of war, other than Texas vessels built expressly for that naviga tion, that has ever entered the harbor of Galveston. The Princeton, St. Mary's and Saratoga were left at anchor outside the bar. The most important intelligence from the Repub lic in contained in tho following proclamation of President Jones, from which it would seem that the Executive is cutting hia wisdom teeth at last?we use the word seem to denotr 'hat the doubt which the previous course of Pre*. !? :; t Jones had created has not been removed fron. our mind: nor should any one relapse into a state of security and con fidence until "it is finished." BY THE PRESIDENT OK THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS. A PROCLAMATION. Whereas the people of Texas have evinced a decided wish that prompt aad definite action should be had upon the proposition for Annexation, recently submitted by the Government of the United States to this Government, and that a Convention should be assembled for this pur pose ; and Whereas it is competent for the people alone to decide Anally upon the proposition for Annexation, and " by deputies in Convention assembled," to adopt a Constitu , tion with a view to the admission of Texas as one of the State* of the American Union; and Whereas no authority is riven by the Constitution of this Republic, to any branch of the Government, to call a Convention and to change the organic law?this being a right reserved to the people themselves, and whicn they alone can properly excrcise : Therefore, be it known, that 1, Anson Jones, Pres ident of the Republic of Texas, desirous of giving direc tion and effoct to the public will, already so fully ex pressed, do recommend to the citizens of Texas, that an election for "Deputies" to a Convention be held in the different eounties of the Republic, on Wednesday, the fourth day of June next, upon the following basis, viz : Each county in the Republic to elect one Deputy, Irre ' spective of the number of voters it contained at the last annual elections. Kach county voting at that time throe hundred, and less than six hundred, to elect two Depu ties. Eaoh county voting at that time six hundred, and loss than nine hundred, to elect three Deputies; and each county roting at that time nine hundred and upwards, to elect tour Deputies : which basis will gire to the county of Austin, two ; Bastrop, one ; Bexar, two ; Brazoria, two ; Brazos, one ; Bowie, one ; Colorado, one ; Fay ette, two ; Fannin, two ; Fort Bend, one ; Goliad, one ; Galveston, two ; Gonzales, one ; Harris, three ; Harri
son, three ; Houston, two ; Jackson, one ; Jasper, one ; Jefferson, one; Lamar, two; Liberty,two; Matagorda,one; Montgomery, four': Milam, one; Nacogdoches, three; Red River, three; Robertson, two; Rusk, one; Refurio, one; Sabine, one; San Augustine, two; Shelby, two: Ban Patricio, one; Travis, one: Victoria, one; and Washing ton, three Deputies; and tnat the said deputies so elected, do assemble In Convention at the city of Austin, on the " Fourth of July" next, for the purpose of considering the proposition foi the annexation of Texas to the United States, and any other proposition which may be made concerning the nationality of the Republic; and should they judge it expedient and proper to adopt, provision ally, a Constitution to be submitted to the people for their ratification, with a view to the admission of Texas, as a State, into tho American Union, in accordance with the terms of the proposition for annexation, already sub mitted to this Government by that of the United States. And the Chief Justices of the respective counties afore said will give due notice of the said elections, appoint a presiding officer in the several procincts, who will ap point the judges and clerks of said elections, and have the same conducted according to the Constitution and Laws regulating elections, and make due return thereof. in testimony Whereof, I have caused the Great Seal of the Republic to be hereunto affixed. Done at Washington, this fifth day of May, [L. S.] in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hun dred and forty-five, and of the Independence of the Republic the tenth. ANSON JONES By the President: Kbcnezkr Allen, Attorney General and Acting Secretary of State. The Fourth of July?the day upon which this Convention is to assemble?is not one upon which the interests of America ought to sufler, and hence we attribute to the President more sincerity in his sudden conversion than we should otherwise do? but of this anon. We see no mention made of the arrival of Capt. Elliott at Galveston. The McKim had not reached Galveston when the New York left. The people of Galveston gave the officers of the American squadron a ball last week, which was a brilliant and jovous affair. The New York brought a large mail from the in terior, but owing to the lateness pf the hour at which she arrived, we were not able to get a letter from beyond Galvestion. From those received from that place we have given the above summary. [From tha Houiton Telegraph, May 14.] Conores*.?Many persons have supposed that the Con gress wu at firtt called for the exprcii purpose of ap portioning the representation, deiignating the number of Delegates and the time and place for the meeting of the Convention. 91nce the Preiident has issued tho Procla mation relative to the Convention, we have often heard tho inquiry what is Congress to dot By referring to the Constitution it will be seen that no money can be drawn from the Treasury to defray the expenses of the member* of the Convention, unless a law is previously passed for this purpose. The Convention, notbeing a body recogni zed by the Constitution, can pas* no law requiring the Treasurer to pay out any money,and this officer would be compelled by his oath oiofHce to refuse to pay any portion of the expenses of the Convention unless Congress should make the necessary appropriation for this purpose. One of the main objects, therefore, of Congre**, will be to provide the necessary means to enable the Convention to proceed to business. Another object will be for Con fress to express it* assent to the resolutions submitted y President Polk. Those resolutloas provide that the assent of the existing Government of Texas shall be ob tained before theyshall go into effect. The term "assent of tho existing Government" is rather indefinite; but it was the opinion of President Polk, and of the American Charge here, that the term implied tho assent of the executive and legislative department* of our govern ment. For this reason the American Charge was ex ceedingly desirous that Congress should be called at an early period to give it* aisent to the resolution* passed by the American Congress. We understand that the President and several of the member* of hi* cabinet en tertained the opinion that Congress had no right to act upon this quottion, until it had first been submitted to the people, and they had instructed their representatives to adopt or reject the terms proposed by Hie American government. Hence the delay of the President in colling the extia session of Congress. He was willing to call it at an earlier |?riod, if he had been able to ascertain that the people were willing to accept the terms as submitted by President Polk. The people having met in their pri mary assemblies in all, or nearly all, the counties of tho Republic, and expressed thoir approbation of the terms for annexation, tho member* of Congress, doubtless, con sider themselves a* being ipecially instructed to express their assent to theie terms; and, it is probable, that a joint resolution, testifying tho assent of tho govern, ment to the terms submitted by President Polk, will be passed by our Congress. There is one other sub ject that will engage the attention of Congress. A ques tion may arise whether it will be ox|>edient that an elec tion shall be held in September next for member* of Congre**, or whether the election thall bo deferred until the American Congre** has acted upon our Constitution. If that Constitution is adopted in January, it will be ne cessary for an election to be held immediately after it* adoption, for the members of a State Legislature, fcc. ; and it will probably be advisable that the election of the member* or the next Congress should be deferred until it is ascertained whether tbRt Congress (hall give place to tho State Legislature. These, and perhaps one other Siestion relative to the extension of the boundaries of e Northern and Western counties to the Northern li mits of the Republic will probably occupy the sole at tention of Congress. They can afl he disposed of in a very short time ; and it is not improbable that the extra session will not continue more than six or eight day*. Fokt jKssur.?We learn that there nre seven compa nies of the 'id Dragoons, eight companios of the 3d Infan try, and eight companfe* of the 4th Infantry, now sta tioned nt Fort Jossup ; and two companies of the 3d In fantry _ha\e lately been ordered to remove immediately from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Jessup. It appears from thi* that President Polk intend* to have a force in readi nei* on our Kastem frontier, to aid us, if necessary, in repelling any sudden Incursion of Mexican troop*. Di-ration or ocaTARtrr.?Many of our merchants arc in doubt whether it will be advisable to import any large quantity of goods thi* ceason, owing to the probability that our tariff will cease a* soon a* it 1* ascertained that our Congres* or the Convention ha* accepted the terms of annexation offered by the government of the United States. Some entertain the opinion that President Polk will call an extra session of the American Congre** as soon as ho receive* official information that our Congreis has adopted the reiolutions submitted by him. This is an error. Wo have learned from official source* that President Polk ha* determined not to call an extra ses (ion of the American Congres*, but will wait until the period for the regular meeting of the next Congre**, and *ubmit The propositions from our government to that Congre**. Of coune no change will be made in oar commercial relation* un ' til the new conttitution of Texas has been accepted by I the American Congres*. Thi* cannot take place until i January next. It ia not therefore probable that tha least change will be ??.*? la oar tariff until that period. Indeed, M is quite probable that our tariff will continue i< force oae or two montlu alter our new oomtitutiou lie been t>iitod by the American Congress, for it will b< necenef) tbet eome law should be patted by that Cot great declaring that the tai iff of Texas shall give plant to the tariff or the Union. Several week* may expi* before this law oaa be paei> 4dotd promulgated, we ate* therefore tefely calculate that our tariff will remain uu changed until March or April next. California.?The insurgents in Uppbr Californii have completely overturned the old government and ei> tablithed a new one of their own. They captured thr Governor, Micheltorena, and all hi? troopi, and aftei compelling him to sign such articles for the surrender oi the territory as they dictated, permitted hin\to re tin with the few troops that were willing to acconipam him, to the lower province. He was teen by an Amor'i can gentleman who was travelling from the Pacific to Mexico, marching on the road towards Mazatlan, with about two hundred ragged and chop-fallen soldiers tag Sging at his heels. Poor fellow, lie has twice been com elled to strike his flag "to Yankees," once to C<ynmu ore Jonet, and recently to the revolutionists of Califor nia, led on by sturdy riflemen from the river Sacramento No doubt that the dixcomfltted chief, like his equally un fortunate comrade, Oen. Cos, curtet the "Yankee ad venturers" most heartily. It will all do no good?Mexi co has lost Texas by her folly, and she is about to lose California by similar means. She has more territory than she can protect with her wretched cowardly troops, and she has little reason to complain if the people in that dis tant and exposed province cast off a government that it only a burthen, and establish one that will yiuld them some benefit*. These people doubtlett consider that they havo some right to independence, since the Mexican go vernment has offered to sell them as cattle with the laud they occupy, to British subjects. Britiih Consulate. j New OaLEANt, 31st May, 1845. $ Diar Sib?May I request you to give pub licity in your valuable journal to the enclosed copy of the judgment lately rendered by the City Court of New Orleans, in the case of Thomas Stoddard, a soamen, vs. Captain Boyce, of the British ship Eden, which I am in duced to believe is of importance to captains of vessels, and the commercial community. It is generally known that captains of British vessels arriving in this port, have been subject to great annoyance from the desertion of their crew, many of whom, after remaining several weeks absent from their duty, at groggeries and board ing-houses, have been urged by the keepers of these houses and their agents, to bring suits against the cap tains (or wages up to the very time of instituting pro ceedings. The lower city Courts have generally enter tained jurisdiction in auch cases, gT\en judgments against the captains, and vessels have been frequeatly attached when on the point of departure. Being con vinced that such a course was at variance with law and equity, as no wages could be due by the captaint, until tho voyage, for which the seaman had signed articles, was completed; I advised the captains to appeal against these decisions. John Winthrop, Esq., the counsel em ployed by the captains, who has had charge of from eighty to one hundred similar suits, has succeeded in the United States Court, and other higher courts, in ob taining a revisal of the judgments ot the courts below, on the ground of a want of jurisdiction. It is to be hoped now, in giving publicity to this case, that it will prevent a recurrence or such irregular proceedings, which, by giving encouragement to tne desertion of foreign sailors, has a tendency to demoralize the character of the seamen themselves, to lead to breaches of the peace, and at the same time, by rendering their shipping articles nugatory, to interrupt and retard the discharge and loading of ves sels. I am, Sir, your most obedient, WM. MURE, H. B. M. Consul, To Editor New Orleans Bee. (corr.) Thomas Stoddard VS, Captain Boyce and ship Eden.? The Court does not view the consent and ogreement made by the attorneys representing the parties, as a waiver of the delendant's right of appeal?13th L. R. 382, 528. The waiver of such a right, should, to say the least, be express. The facts upon which the case has been submitted, ?how that the plaintiff was an English seamen employed on board of an English vessel?that he has sued for his wages before the completion of the voyage. It is usual for American courts to refuse cognizance of such cases, and to refer the parties to their own forum. It is, therefore, ordered and decreed that the judgment of the Court be reversed, and that there be a judgment of nonsuit against the plaintiff, with cost in both courts. (Signed) T.W.COLLINS, Senior Judge. May 17th, 1845. Wolf for plaintiff and appellee; Winthrop for defendant rod appellant. Judgment Ilecorded 30th May, 1845. Opinions of Captain Mathews of the Great Western.?This favorite commander is winning " golden opinions," by his suavity of manner and nautical skill, displayed in the management of his fine vessel. The Liverpool Times of the 17th ult. says:? On the Great Western's return home a similar hand somo and honorable compliment was awarded to the Great Western's commander, in the following letter:? TO CArTAIN MATHEWS. We, the undersigned, passengers in the "Great West ern," from New York to Liverpool, cannot allow our selves to separate without embracing the opportunity to express our sonse of your uniformly kind and courteous conduct towards us, and of tho unassuming, vet digni fied and efficient manner in which you have discharged the duties of your responsible position. With our sincere good wishes for your health and hap piness, and that your future passages may be as pleasant and prosperous as the one we aro now terminating, we are, with much respect, dear sir, your friends and obedi ent servants. Signed by all the Passengers. Onboard the "Great Western," off Holyhead, 8th of May, 1815. In addition to the above complimentary testimonials,we have the further pleasure ot recording another to her attentive chief atnward. Mr. Crawford. Tiik Great Fire ji? Quebec, tec.?Livingston ft Co. have received the annexed letter relative to the recent terrible fire in Quebec. Montreal, (C. E.) Mar 81, 181ft.?The dreadful con flagration at Quebec i* the all absorbing topic of interest here at present, the principal details of which will have reached you by this time. Every exertion it making in this city to alleviate the distress of the unfortunate sufferers The Provincial Government sent down by last night's mail ?3,000 for their immediate necessities; the Catholic Bishop, Seminary and Hotel Dieu each for warded ?600, and it is said that Lord Metcalf has also sent a donation of $600. Meetings will be held this day of tho citizens, clergy, Odd Fellows, and almost every public body, to deviso immediate measures for prompt relief. The scene of the conflagration is described by eye witnesses as having been perfectly awful; men, wo 1 men, and children, absolutely bewildered by the almost instantaneous combustion of their dwellings, and in their efforts to escape from the (lames, at often rushing into the midst of danger and destruction as obtaining safety. The loss of human life must have been very great, but as yot only twelve bodiea have been recovered. One painful incident was the destruction of the Hospi tal to which, as being considered entirely out of tho reach of the conflagration, numbers of sick persons of nil classes were carried, when melancholy to relate tho building borame ignited by the flakes of fire carried from tho distance by the wind, tho unfortunate inmates una ble to help themselves perished miserably. The total loss has been variously estimated from $1,600,000 to $3,000,000. Neither the insurance companies nor the mercantile houses here will be much affected; the losses have been almost exclusively confincd to tho French Canadian po pulation, and those dry goods merchants at Quebec to whom the dealers among them were indebted for their spring atocks, consequently the loss will be very little felt here. The complaint i* general that business is not remune rative; several large auction sales have taken place dur ing the wedk, but they have mostly resulted unprofita bly. About sixty Upper Canada buyers were down hero during the past week, but moat of them have re turned home, having barely laid in sufficient to assort their stocks. We aro assured by intelligent gentlemen from Upper Canada that the stocks yet on hand are ex ceedingly heavy. The annual examination of the students of the Baptist College took plaoe last week. It went off' with great eclat. The East India Squadron.?The Columbus and Vincennes will sail to-day at noon. The cause of the detention was, that on weighing anchor one of the cables parted. This had to be repaired. Steamers will leave this city this morning at 10 o'clock to tow them out. "? List ok Officers attached to the Viwckm???:*.? Captain?Iliram l'auldiug. Lieutenants?Samuel Swart wout, ilenry French, James F. Armstrong, James C. Williamson. Surgeon? Geo. B. McKnight. I'nssed Ass't do?Augustus J. Uowie. Purser?John Y Mason, Jr.? Acting Master?Daniel Ammen. Chaplain?Jamos H. Fletcher. Professor of Mathematioi?Jarvis McDufile. Midshipmen?Dulaney Forrest, Alexander 1L Simmons, Frederick P. Baldwin, David A McDermot, Ellioot D. Wall, William C. West, Alexander A. Semraes. Cap tain's Clerk?J. H. Francis. Boatswain?John Shannon. Gunner?William Arnold. Carpenter-John Henderson. Snilmaker? Tlieo. C. Herberd. List or Orriccas attached to the Columiii-s. ?Commodore ?James Diddle, (upturn?Thomas W Wy man. Commander?Thomas O Selfrige. Lieutenants? Stephen Johnson, Percival Drayton, Oliver Tod, Joseph C. Walsh, Charles F. Mcintosh, Joshua Humphreys, James H. Strong. Surgeon?Ben^jah Ticknor. Passed Assistant Surgeon?Charles F. B. Ouillou. Assistant Surgeons? Daniel L. Bryan, Hobert K. Wail. Pursor? Kdward T. Dunn. Chaplain?J. W. Newton. Master Madison Rush. Professor? Mordecai Yarnall. Commo dore'* Clerk?E. IM. Clair Clark. Captain's Clark?Robt 11m ris. Commander's Clerk?John L. Killer. Purser's Clerk?William II, Needles. Passed Midshipmen?D. McN. Fairfax, Andrew J. Drake, Israel C. Wait, Jon'a W Wainwright. Midshipmen? Charles C. Bayard, Wm. D. Whiting, Geotge M. Dibble, Theodoric L. Walker, Byrd W. Stevenson, W. W. Low, H. A. Colborn, Edw. A. Seidell, John B. Steward, C. K. Graham, Nicholas H Van Xandt, Edward W. Henry, Jonathan Young, Ste nhen B. Luce. Boatswain?V. It. Hall, Gunner?Thos llohinxon. Carpenter?Joseph Dibble. Sailmakor?R C.Rodman. Burgeon's Steward?Wm. E.Collier. Ship's Steward- Wm. F. Uphatn. Yeoman?Wm. Hilt. Marine Olllccrs?Captain, Henry B. Tyler: Firat Lieutenant, Nath'I 8. Waldron : Second do, John C. Cash. Passengers?Hon. A. H. Everett, Commitsionei to China, and lady. Appointment by the President.?John F. Ba con, of New York, Consul of the United States for the port of Nassau, New Providence, vice Timothy Dar ling, recalled. War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Wash ington, May 31, IH46?General Order*, No. 08.?The re signations of the following officers have been aeeepted by the Presidont, to take effect at the date* tat opposite their names: Captain C. A. Waite, of 3d Infantry, a* Assistant Quar termaster, May 8, 184 V a*cond Lieutenant O. D Hanson, 8th Infantry, June 1, IMA. ? second Lieutenant A. P. Stewart, Sd Artillery, May 31,1840. By order, R, JONES, Adjutant General. mm Fi BTHica Faiticuum or the Outi f?? w 9vkdav Ytaanino.?When the Or* oommeaeed the 1MM ?u qearly easterly, but to a short time * *?wM mad to southwest, precisely the wont point it omM possibly he in, u Palmer1* (table*, where the klue had already ittained a furioui strength, wee made the meet wind ward ipot of the thickly coveted plot that Ml a prajr to the flame*. This plot It bounded tooth by Eighteenth ?treet, 140 yards, north by Twentieth street, weet by Sth avenue, and eait by the 6th. In Twentieth itreet the fol lowing houtet were destroyed : Mr.Danxiger** dwelling No. 90, occupied by four or five families; No. SB. Mr. rucker's grocery, conUined hit own and two other fami lies; No. 80, a lodging house with twelve or fifteen fami lies; No. 34, a carpenters' thop and a family of lodgers: these, together with Are or six frame houeet, oooupied by 30 or 40 famiiiet, exclusive of a weaver** shop, were ail consumed, and were the property of Mr. Rogers .Jew eler, Carmine street. In l?th street, south side, 3 brick front dwelling hotuee belonging to Mr. Livingstone, with upwards of twelve families, badly damaged, and two in the rear of these burned down; two wooden frame dwellings?number ot lodgers uncertain; 3 soap factories, nothing laved; I house, occupied as a dwelling and grocery hy Mr. Mc Leod; Mr. Donnelly's grocery; 1 brick and wood, the property of Dr. Wells, occupied at a weaver* shop; S belonging to Mr. reck, comfortable dwelling*, oooupied by Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Stevenson, and a Dutch citizen? between fire and thieve* all demolished or Bade away with; the chair factory of Mr. Storer?lost hi* atock, furniture and all; 1 kept as a Dutch porter house; the slaughterhouse of Mr. Devoe; Mr. Hughe* (tore. On the north side of the street are the following: the dwelling house owned by Charles Bartlett, occupied by Holmes, and five families; 1 by Haines and four fami lies; 1 by widow Barton and three families: 1 by Mr. Kincart and 4 families; 1 by Mr. McKenxie and8 families, 1 occupied a* a store and lodging house for 6 families; two vacant lota, with stables unoccupied in the rear; a large pile of wooden buildings, known as Storm*' Row, te nanted by near forty families; two houses belonging to Mr. Wolla, eath containing two families. In addition to this fearful array of ruin, there is to be added all those on the north side of 18th street, 0th ave nue, and the space between. Indeed, the parallelogram bounded by 18th and 19th streets, 0th avenue, and a line parallel to it, and distant 140 yards, was entirely covered by houses, every one of which were stufled full of hu man beings, mostly poor and friendles*. Perhaps the list of nearly fifty house*, containing over one hundred and forty families, given above, does not constitute above a third of the aggregate loss : therefore it may be set down as close on ono hundred and fifty^ouses, occupied by live hundred families ; which, at an average of four persons to each?a moderate computation?would give us the number of those roofless and beggared by this de solating conflagration as over two thousand. It wa* perfectly impracticable to collect more accurate atatis ticts of the loss. The houses were, it may be said with out exception, of wood, and oooupied by an obaeure, foor and heterogeneou* population?Dutch, German, ri*h, and a sprinkling of the " free and enlightened." The scene i* a moat desolate looking one : tho gloom of the smouldering ruint being aggravated by here and there a disconsolate sufferer drooping over the tite of hi* dwelling of yetterday, and the grave of hit icanty all. Mothert and children, too, are going to and fro, teeking shelter, often without tuccett, ana group* of vUitort, attracted to the place by the rumor of doatruction, are tcattered about the tcene. Krom the rapidity of the flame*, icarcely any thing wat tared. A few persons are seated under the wall of the Jewish burial-ground, in charge of a few article* saved on account of the insurer*. A few other case* of bed*, bedding, and other portable article* of housekeep ing, are spoken of at being saved ; but the whole is a mere trifle. Our reporter saw several who were totally divested of property?even tome were clad in borrowed farmenti. Complaints and expressions of distress weje card on every hand. One poor woman observed that " the little ones hadn't a tack to their backs, but a lady a-piece off'promised to give her tome for them another enquired " if they were goiug to do any thing for the re lief of the poor folks a third said " it wat a cruel time ?God mend it!" Many a brief, homely, but eloquent, because heartfolt, reflection, fell from tho lipt of those poor creaturet. It would be needlets to add that there is here a strong case for the benevolent interference of the public. A meeting is in contemplation, and we trust it will be well attended by the right kind of men. In the hollow which formed the basement of the stable* lie the remains of twenty-one horsos?the fire is still preying upon their blackened carcasses, which bear not the remotest appearance of animal bodies living or dead. The heavy ttench arising from them is insupportable to a person of any way delicate frame, yet hundred* are collected round, busy tnuffing up the iteuoh with the ut mott complacency?supposed to be natives, whose relish lor strong smells was notorious. As to tho origin of the fire, it will, in all likelihood, re main ia donbt. It is quite possible it might have occurred by neglect of tome' of Palmer't people ; but on tho other hand, it it regarded by the most intelligent about the neighborhood at caused by the hand of some malicious incendiary. Thi* view i* the more probable from the fact, that while the whole time of the nro, was short of three hours, hardly half an hour had elapsed ere thieves were detected acting in concert and purloining every thing they could get their hands on. A Mr. Hazleton, who was in bed sick, had his chamber pillaged of money and clothing before his eyes. L. K.Baker, of 37th itreot, found a bureau in the street, of which he took charge, and on carrying it to his house, found it contained money and valuo to a considerable amount. The owner may have it by applying to him. Tliore is hardly a doubt that this was dropped by tho rogues, who found it too bulky te transport rapidly. A watchman, whose name we could not procure, residing in 37th street, has several articles in his po*session,which aro only waiting the right owner. Another occurrence spoken of in connection with thi* fire, should not be overlooked?that is the removal of tho hydrant from ,thc street in front of Palmer's stables.? This hydrant was put thereat Palmer's expeme, who had also provided hose, and had every preparation made suitable tor such a contingency as that which has oc curred. By authority of the Croton water officials, thi* hydrant was removed, on the plea that the men employ ed by Palmer used to water the iiorses from it. The consequence has been deplorablo. It is believed had that hydrant been there, tho Are would have done very little damage and been quickly conquered, Have these per sons power to remove hydrants and curtail the defenco resources of tho city against destruction? Will the Orand Jury say whether it is an offence, a nuisance, a conspira cy, or what, to do so f If they do not, tho underwriter* who have to nav insurance, have a word to say in tho matter. Much harm and suffering has been caused by this fire, but if good can be drawn out of evil it were wi?e to give it a thought, lu one sense, then, the destruction of these miserable, pitiful, dirty habitations, ia a general good. More filth, vice, and degradation prevailed here than can be well described. The mania of heartless ?pecu lator* to turn a beggarly capital to the best advantage, bai brought into disgraceful vogue the practice of buy ing ground lots, and building thereon rickety, uncom fortable wooden houses, which they lot out at exorbi tant rents to that class which is at the mercy of neces sity, and must submit to any terms, or sleep in the streets. For the present there is an end of this imposi tion hero, and it is worth while taking some pains to prevent a recurrence of the evil. If tho owners of those lots are not disposed to consult propriety and decency, a littlo wholesome restraint would not be lost on them. Tliero are such things as nuisances and flagrant abuses that can be checked. Such a feature as this burnt plot was in tlie city?in the west end too?is not to be tole ratod. ? In conclusion, the trouble and confusion that is caused in seeking for saved or stolen furniture, might be ina great measure obviated. In most of the New Kngland towns and cities, no furniture is allowed to pass beyond a prescribed limit, and a fixed time is stated for the de livery of the rescued goods; thus thioves are prevented running away with their booty, and losers know where to enquire. In cases of stolen property, it is hard to make the sufferers pay for a search warrant; for instance, there are hundreds at present burned out who have not a penny to buy bread, and yet if they knew where to find some of tneir burnt articles, they must pay three dollars bofore they can search the house ol' tho thief. There is room for improvement here; if search warrants ought not to be free, they ought to be more easily accessible to the destitute. Particulars or Fiar. in BROAnwAV.?The cause of the firo, which broke out on Sunday night at the store of Messrs. Fuller and Vosburg, 333 Broadway, is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary?as after the flames were put out, the remains of a champagne basket and straw were got in an apartment where the Are took head; and from ail we could learn there was no fire near the spot, and that fire must have been conveyed by hand to tho basket However, there was not much damage done, as a number of fire companies were shortly on the spot. The premises are insured. Police OAer.-Ji'.sr. 2.?Roaaino a Mar or his Coat.?James Waters, a gentleman of notoriously bad character, was arrested charged with assaulting and rob bii.g John Mathews of his coat and handkerchief, in an alley 011 the five points. Mathews was very drunk, and not exactly in a situation to judge of hia loss. Strai.iku a Dumomi.?Eugene K'napp was arretted, charged with stealing one glazier's diamond, value $10, from James McCadden, 6th Ward Hotel, Brooklyn, while he was asleep. Labor amount or Jewei.bv at Saratoga SraiNfis.?Stolen from Congress Hall, Saratoga, on the evening of May 3l?t, a large i.lack travelling beg, one splendid diamond ring, a cameo breastpin, representing a viadona, one mourning ring, one mourinng pin, a small golp fJeneva watch,chased on the back, and one braided gold chain, with a diamond watch guard. There are some curious and interesting circiimtances about this affair, the particulars of which we for the present withhold. Assault ar a Domestic urois hrr Mistress.?Ellen O'Brien was arrested, charged with assaulting Mrs. Pat tit, the proprietor oi the Battery Hotel. Ellen has been a servant in her employ for some time, but a few days since was caught stealing silver spoons,etc. Mrs. Pettit, out of pity, allowed her to go unpunished, aadaow ia re paid by Mien's rudely striking her. Stealing Weariwi Aehrei..?Mary Riley was arrest* ed charged with slanting one ^nllco dress and a quantity of female's clothing,iruin Mary Mclntyre, 0 Cross street. Committed. Stealijsci Winks.?A black man, by the name of Riley, was charged with stealing upwards of a $100 worth of wines from the collar of Mr*. Cowlng'a house, 170 Bleer.k er street. Riley, who was a servant in the tonlly.^as found drinking a bottle of the delicious beverage with his lady love, a white young lady, to whom he said he was engaged to be married. Coroner's Ofllec. Jure 9.?The Coroner held an In quest on the body or Thomas Brown (colored) at the Park deed hous* Verdict, " Came to his death by being accidentally drowned." It appoars from the evidence that Brown was on board the sail boat Crystal in the North river, and that he was at the helm when the steam boat Arrow came down and accidentally run into the vessel, causing her to be thrown on her side and throw iac Brown overboard. Assistance was rendered, but all in vain. Mr. ISdiT'IR r? Sir?Ail.iw 111- to <? ?tv v thT. rr'i the column* of your vaiuuli pjp.* ,ntj ?>1' ' 1 l,(l heartfelt thank? to Captain ku.'...-, < t i..f >t aiaboat Belie, for Ma kind and jpnte;n ii cure oi my child daring the tiflM he strayedfrom home on board his boat to Albany. Jas. Byrjcks, No. 8 Bnrclay street.