Newspaper of The New York Herald, August 22, 1845, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 22, 1845 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. New York, Friday, Anguit '4*4, 1841. The War Question. Intense an.fiety prevails in Wall street, and among all the commercial circles, with respect to the diffi culty with Mexico. The next accounts lrom Vera Cruz may determine one of the most important questions of the present century. If the Mexican Congress should vote_for the declaration of war, re ported by the Executive of that republic, it will lead to some of the most important results of the age. A war between Mexico and the (Jnited States will not end in a day, or a year, or a couple of years. It must bring in other interests, other nations, and other powers, and may lay the foundation of a new l>eriod in the march of ages, the transitions of so ciety, and the change of dynasties and government. This vote may indeed be as important as that which passed the American Congress in favor of the decla ration of independence in 1776. It is the beginning of a new and great game affecting politics, society, government, commerce, and the progress of the human race. Hut in other and more immediate joints of view, the war question is extremely interesting to all the various interests in this city, and we doubt not throughout the country. If one could, by any power of rliirvoynnrt , or second sight, ascertain precisely what the vote of the Mexican Congress will be, he could as easily as by turning a copper make a fortune of from one hundred thousand dollars to a million by financial operations in Wall street. The effect of that vote in the Mexican Congress and the subsequent opera tions of the Mexican government will be tremen dous on the financial and commercial interests of this country. If war be declared by Mexico, all stocks will fall ? all property will fall ? military ta lent will rise, and a new set of speculators will be thrown upon the world. If the Mexican Congress should delay action, and postpone their decision, ; and finally smother the whole question by empty I declamations and unmeaning menaces, without ac- ' tually going to war, then the eflect on commercial i and financial affairs will be equally great in another I way. All stocks will rise, and those in that cate who have operated for a rise, will make inunense j fortunes in this city and throughout the financial | cities. Such is the interesting and exciting condition of public affairs as left by the last accounts from Mex ico and are now in the hands of the 'Mexican Con gress. Many still persist in the opinion that Mexi co cannot declare war, in consequence of the impos sibility of obtaining the necessary loan of fifteen millions. This opinion has been expressed by mer chants in the Mexican trade and other persons wel' acquainted with the Mexican character. But others equally well informed believe that other counsels will prevail, and that Mexico must either declare war, or submit not only to the loss of Texas, but ul timately ol California and her whole territory. In every view of the case, the iron hand of destiny ap. pears to lie heavy on the poor Mexican republic and Mexican race. The next news, if decisive, will be of the highest importance. Indecency of the " Resectable" Newspaper Press. ? A brutal and disgusting case of divorce recently tried in the Vice Chancellor's Court, con taining details of the most shocking and beastly character, has been very accurately and very min utely reported in that class of newspapers in this city, which arrogates to itself the exclusive right and title to be called the " respectable press." We allude to the case of " Margaret Raymond against Ezra Raymond," in which the conduct of the de fendant towards his own daughter, was of such a character, as could not be named in decent society or decent newspapers. This shocking, demoralizing, disgusting, atro cious, beastly, brutal development of private immor ality, has been spread ever the decent, pious and respectable celumns of the Nac York Erprets and Commersuil Advertiser. The publication in the latter print is certainly the most remarkable ? for the Commercial is considered to be the organ of the Methodist church ? strait laced, strictly moral, ex tremely pious, fastidiously pure, savagely virtuous, and owned by parsons and preachers. Indeed, during the last few months the " respectable" newspaper press of New York, as it is self-styled ]>arexctllence, seems to have been gradually sinking into a species of indecency, private development and invasion of all good morals and good manners, under the name of police reports and fashionable correspondence, that caps the climax of indecency and disgusting immorality of the newspaper press. Yet these are the journals conducted by the very men and saints that have always been, in former years, endeavoringto plume themselves on their su periority, and on their exceedingly'respectable cha" racter, in comparison with the New Ye?rk Herald, which never yet has descended? never could de scend ? to the meanness, indecency, and disgust ingly immoral details that almost daily characterize these degenerate descendants of a ridiculous, con" ceiled and foolish race, fast passing away from the world of letters. Post Office Robberies.? By the mails of yec-l terday afternoon from the South, we received the | following letters : ? Post Orpici, L'mioi Town, Ala., Aug. li, 1H45. Dkar Sir : ? , Enclosed is three dollars, for which you will please j send the Herald, (Weekly,) to this ottiee? address of T. J. Haynir, Esq. Respectfully, kc. J. A. Saniicbson, Postmaster. Kditor of Herald, New Vork. Post OffiOk, Union Tows, Prmiv Co., Ala., ) August 13, 1845. jj I)kar Sir : ? i Enclosed is one dollar, for which please send the nVrfcly Ileruld to this office? address of II. 9. Key, | Esq. Yours, Sic. J. A. Sanderson, Postmaster. Kditor of Herald, New York On opening these two letters, we found that the money endosed in both had been ubxtructt/l and stolen I by some of the j/ottmasters or a^ent* of Cave John- ? son. Whether the thieves were some of the recen, appointed, or oi the old incumbents, we know not we rather think they must have been of the former | claSs, been use it is the first robbery of the kind that ever came under our notice. We opened the letters in the presence of a gentleman who examined them | narrowly ? and discovered that the thief had proba- j bly opened the letters by steaming the wafer, and afterwards clapped a wafer on the outside of each, one blue and one red, with V on each. The Post ( >ffice Department is getting into a pret ty condition? Cave Johnson violates th?* law in on e important respect relative to the advertising, and hie | deputies rtb the letters containing money. Excel lent public officers ! faithful servants of the people ' | wonderful ornaments to the administration Military Movement ? Company A of the 2d re giment of flying artillery, received orders to em bark for St. Joseph Island, Bay of Arransas, on board the transport Pacific, yesterday, chartered by the government. They number 00 rank and file, with a complete battery of 10 guns. They sail to-day, Friday, ?t 12 o'clock. The officers in command are, James Duncan, captain ; John F. Roland, 1st lieutenant ; Aug. A. Gibson, 2d do. ; John J. Peck> brevet 2d do. Coffee Miner of Lake SurBRioR? A correspon dent of the Union, from Galena, Illinois, writing of that mineral region, says: ? "The whole country has been over rated? the copper is found scattered over the country, equal in extent to the trap rock hills and conglomerate ledger? but the difficulty, so far seems to be, tlint the copper ores are too much diffused ; and that no veins, such as geolo gists would term permanent, have yet positively een discovered." For Long Branch.? The new and elegani steam boat Edwin Iiewis, Captain Corlius, has put upon this route, and makes one trip from Catharine Market every clay. As the hour for leaving New York and J-ong Branch is regulated by the tide, we refer those interested to tne advertisement in another column. Long Branch is on< of the most delightful wntering places in this vicinity, and is well worth a visit during these hot, steaming, dog day*. Social Demoralization at Wamuwgton.? ' The recent fracat in Washington, resulting in the death of one of the parties, and the maiming, for tile, of another, has naturally created a great sensution, and awakened in the minds of all the wise and good, re flections of the most painful and distressing nature. A common affray amongst the most degraded ruf fians, ending in murder, is a most lamentable occur rence; but when the parties engaged in a murderous encounter, belong to the educated und respectable class of society ? when they are mere lads, and the subject of their quarrel of the most trivial character ? when the fatal occurrence takes place in the streets of the capital of the nation, and in broad day* light, the aflair becomes a dark and bloody tragedy, which may well till us with alarm and horror. We gave the earliest and fullest details of this scene of evil passion and blood, and it now becomes our duty to inquire into the state of that society in \*hich the melancholy occurrence took place, and endeavor to educe from this investigation the ap propriate moral. This murder is to be traced to the utterly deprav ed and demoralized state of society at Washington, produced by the violence, the folly, the reckless ness, the (continual brawling.of members of Con gress, and the blighting influence of party politics. In ?such an atmosphere, all the virtues and. sound 1 principles which constitute the conservative ; influences of society, must, of necessity, ! decay and perish. Party leaders and dema- I gogues of all descriptions assemble there, anil ' ! heated and inflamed by their vile contests about the ; spoils of ollice, and petty schemes of individual and i | local aggrandizement, they enact on the very floors | of Congress scenes which reflect the deepest dis- 1 1 grace on our free institutions, and cast dishonor on j i the sacred cause of liberty itself. Language lit only j , for the lowest haunts of vice and crime is uttered by honorable members of Congress; and within the very walls once consecrated to the solemnities of national legislation, ruiiians fiercely assail each other and are prevented only by overwhelming numbers, who rush upon and separate them, from shedding one another's blood. Out of doors ? in the streets in the r?fectories? in the taverns? in the boarding-houses ? in the theatres ? in places we will not name? what scenes of muderous as sault ? of violence ? of rurlianly altercation ? of blasphemous recrimination ? of disgusting obscenity are enacted, let any man who has spent a month in Washington tell. Virtue and morality and liberty, outraged and profaned in the very citadel of the re. public, may well turn away in shame and indigna tion, as they look upon that dark city of fraud, pollu tion, and corruption. In such a state of society, is it any wonder that youth should grow up utterly corrupt and hardened, practised in all the vices that weigh the soul even to the grttes of moral death ? The malaria which fills with death the atmosphere around the " eternal city," is not more jioisonous and deadly than that which infects the capital of this republic. ? Idle ? dissolute ? quarrelsome? their ideas of man hood and honor obtained from the fatal ex amples presented daily before their eyes in honor able legislators, who call each other '' liars" on the floors of Congress, and then stab each other in the back, like Venetian bravos, or scour the surround ing country for days in order to get a shot at one another ? the youth of Washington grow up reckless and abandoned? with passions entirely unbridled, and ready in any evil hour to fall a prey to that terri ble enemy of souls who is ever waiting opportunity to destroy. Amongst the evil influences which con gregate in this Gomorrah, we must not omit the swarms of office-beggars. The great majority of 'hese are men of desperate fortunes, and ruined char acters. Moral lepers are they, spreading all around destruction and death. It is said many of the young men in the capital, of that class to which those en gaged in this fatal affray belong, have been "pupils" of certain of the most abandoned of that Crowd of loafing loiterers that attend No camp, no duty, and no friend ; but who last session thronged the grog-yhops of Washington ? hung about the lobbies of " the House" ? plucked the " green ones" in the " ten-pen alleys" ? and gave lessons in the bowi*> knife and pistnl ? Very likely. Besides, in many instances the young men employed in subordinate offices under the gov" ernment are not subjected to proper restraint and supervision. They have little to do, or else they neglect their duties. Their offices have been the reward of political services ? services, indeed ! ? ren dered by their fathers, or their uncles, or their father-in-law, or some other relatives ? and lads who should be at school under the wholesome discipline of the birch, or engaged in learning some useful trade, are thus thrust into " office," receive liberal salaries, cultivate their tardy beards, patronize the taverns, win and lose at ten pins, break each other's heads, and occasionally diversify their employments by shooting a companion, like a dog, in the public street Do we too highly color the painful picture 1 Is our language harsh ! Alas < we present only the truth, without disguise, or un worthy affectation. Such is the sad? sad picture of society at Wash, iogton. And year after year ita dark shades have been growing deeper and deeper. And why I There is no conservative, purifying, controlling pub lic opinion operating through an intelligent and in dependent public press. The Washington newspa ]>er press is utterly powerless as a great governing influence. It takes no cognizance of the social condition. All around it every thing that is pure and lovely and of good rej>ort, has been perishing, whilst corruption, profligacy, vice and blood, have been committing their ravages, but not one syllable of warning, of rebuke, of admonition, of anathema, has been uttered by this dead, heartlass, miserable press. At noon day the pestilence has stalked abroad, but its presence and its fearful work of ruin and dea'h have been quite unheeded by that craven and infidel press, the very first of whose duties should have been to inculcate morality and virtue, and fearlessly to denounce all who were guilty of violating their pure precepts. In the cities of this land, the only institution which can successfully maintain |>^ace, order, and public morality, is the newspaper press. Look at New York ? the u reat metro|wilm of this country. Deprive ii of the constant supervision ? of the conservative influence ? ot the -drong and go vernment of the daily press, and what would be its condition ! Iiisorder? violence ? vice ? crirn* ? anarchy, and an utter demoralization of society, would inevitably ensue. Our municii?il government ii altogether incapable of maintaining this crowded community in a state ot peace and order. It is the news}*()er press ? issuing every morning, one bun" dred thousund messengers, bearing with them in fluences of the highest importance and most salutary ??fleet, and visiting every class and condition of so ciety?this it is that keeps half a million of |>eople as peaceful as a retired village. Washington is en tirely destitute of this great instrumentality of good. Thus, then, without an enlightened public opinion ? without a conservative public press ? without means to counteract those corrupting and demoralizing in fluences which pollute her moral atmosphere, it is no marvel that Washington should be fast approaching the condition of the doomed cities of the plain. ? Let thejesson conveyed by the last terrible illustra tion of her wickedness and her.danger, with which we are presented in the murder of the poor thought less boy, who has been so suddenly sent to another world, sink deep into the minds of all ; and let all in authority at Washington, .tnrl .ill hi that Congress which is soon to assemble there, who have ought in them of love of virtue, tor reverence for theircountry, of anxiety for the preservation of public morality, see to it, that they make ahold and determined stand against that flood of moral desolation, which st ems to threaten society at the capital, and in every quar ter where the evil influences there at work can ex tend. There seems to be no dependence in any of the reporti from Xenia, in regard to the diocoverj of the murderer* The utory ol the confeinion of the hoy, wan ?pp?renUy no well authenticated, that it seamed entirely worthy of credence, and yet there wn? no foundation tor Presentation or Plate to Coenkucs P. Van Ness.? On the retirement of Mr. Van New from the office of Collector ot the Port of New York, a large number of the gentlemen connected with the Cus toms, who had reason to admire his gentlemanly bearing as an officer, and his urbanity us a man, determined to manifest their regard for him, by the presentation of a service of plate. Last even ing at eight o'clock, about two hunded of the gen* tleman connected with the Custom House and others, as well as the ladies in the house, met in the spaci ous dining room, at Howard's Hotel, for the purpose of presenting the plate. The service is solid{silver? and consists of a large salver, an urn, two embossed pitchers, a tea kettle and tea pot, creain pitcher, su gar bowl and tongs, and slop bowl. [The urn and all, excepting the salvsr, bear the following inscription : "Presented to Gemellus P. Van Ness, on his retire ment from the Collectorship of the Port of New York, by the officers of ^his department." The sal ver is inscribed as follows: ? "To Cornelius P. Van Ness, on his retirement from the Collectorship of the Port of New York, July 1st. 1845. This salver and service of plate, are cordially presented by the i officers of his department, as a memorial ot their 1 respect for his high character and talents in that, us ! in every previous public station ? of their esteem for i liislpatriotic character as a democratic republican, ! and their regard for his generous qualities as a man. Aug. 1st, 1*45." The following letter of presentation was then read 1 by Gen. Arcularius, and old and well-known demo crat of New York: ? New Yohk, August 21st, 1845. Dear Sih? On your retirement from the Collectorship of the port of New York, an earnest ue si re was very generally evinceil hy the officers of your department, to avail themselves of that event as an appropriate occasion on which to oiler you some expression of their respect for your olHcial, political, and personal character. The feeling being spontaneous, the opportunity was regarded as unequivocally significant of its disinterestedness and sincerity. Whilst, as otUcers under your authority, we had been daily witnesses of your vigilance in supervision, and pertinacity in discipline? qualities at oiice invaluable to the public service, and gratifying to all who partook of the sense* ol duty which inspired them -our respect for your official character was unalloyed by the imposition of auy unreasonable or humiliating restraint upon our uncompromised privileges as citizens. Recognizing the claims of no particular clique or combination of the party to any special monopoly of the ottlces under your jurisdiction, you apparently strove to uphold the sound principle of freedom of opinion and choice among all true democrats, respecting the promi nent measures and candidates of their party, by an ele vated impartiality in your appointments to office. So far as our observation enabled us to judge, no applicant was rejected, and none preferred, on account of his having acted witli the friends of either of the public men who were popularly named as desirable nominees of the democratic party for the Presidency. In taking this exalted ground, you faithfully repre sented, as we conceive, the true, indeed, the avowed policy of the present administration. , ? * * ? * ? ? Such a policy we deem essential to the dignity of the [ government, and the political Ireedom of the party; else might the influence ot official patronage be transmitted from one administration to another, to favor the aspira tions and desigus of some selocted individual and his par tizans, by searct bargain and compact ; thus forestalling the free and unbiassed choice of the people, and insidi ously controlling it, before eveu a suspicion of the deter mining influence could be aroused. The passive obe dience and non-resistance, enforced by intoleraut denun ciation and proscription which an internal despotism of party, thus erected, might temporarily secure, would not only invest the subordinate offices of the government with an imputation ot political subserviency and degra dation, but eventually terminate in party disruption, dis organization and defeat. While, therefore, we fully adopt the maxim, as a just and practical general rule, that the civil offices of an administration, framed by a po litical party, should be occupied by its political friends to the exclusion of its political foes, and considet it a lair inference that, in chosing an executive principal, they also indirectly chose subordinates of the same poli tical faith, we hold it to be a violation of an obvious equity, most disastrous in tendency, that any exclusive section of the ascendant party should be allowed to usurp and wield the patronage of those ottices, as an in- 1 strument of vindictiveness for past disappointments, or 1 of dictation for prospective preferences. As officers un der an administration placed in power by the aid of our citizen suffrages and exertions, we insist upon exercis ing as free and untrammelled an independence in our politics as democratic republicans, as though we were private citizens merely. And even if this indefeas ible right be now, for the first time, thus boldly asserted, we shall never be induced to re trace the step or relinquish the claim. It is be cause you firmly uphold this right, as a standard bearer in our midst, and was cut down by falsehood, ca lumny , and implacable intolerance whilst defending it in ] our behalf, that we deem it a duty to ourselves as well , as to the great principle at issue, to present you with the accompanying memento of our respect. It is the joint ' contribution of about two hundred of the democratic of- 1 ficors of the department over which you lately presided; , and as the Committee of Presentation, appointed by the general body of the donors, we are requested to assure you that it is n sincere tribute of respect and regard for the high qualities of mind and heart which their late rela tion towards you have enabled them to appreciate, and which they doubt not you have displayed in each of the previous public atutions that you have held. We are. dear sir. vour fellow-citizens, and brother de in oc rati, Johis Hillykr, Henry Ahcvlamui, Sen. WM.LVuZtm, Donald Krasf.r, Tarlton B. Earl, Charles Daxtor, R. B. Connolly, James K. Hyde. B. M. Van Bi.vnn, William Francis, Griffin Tompkins, D. Denvsk, Committee. Mr. Vax Ness then replied as follows ? his re marks being often interrupted by hearty cheers : ? Oe^tlcmik I have listened to what is contained in the communication which has just been read to me, { from a committee on the part of the officers of the cus toms, wh<f have been pleased to present to me the beau tiful articles now standing before us, as a testimonial of I their respect and friendship. An act like this, emana- ' ting from those who have been associated with me in important public duties, but over whom I have no longer I any official control, and who. moreover, can expect no ' further official protection from me, must, indeed, be viewed, when we consider how little there is, in this world, of true friendship, or of good faith, as the offspring I of the most generous and noble sentiments. In this light I appreciate it, and to express, by words, the feelings of pleasure and of gratitude with which it has ininired mc, would be impossible. But 1 beg of you to believe me, when I declare, that what cannot, in this case, be utter ed by the lips, is deeply felt in the heart.? (Applause.) I will here only add, that the names of the disinterested donors, like the articles themselves, will be most faith- ] full v preserved, and that a frequent recurrence to them, will, I am sure, be among the most pleasing acts of my future life. (Cheers.) In thanking the committee, as I sincerely do, for their kind and unequivocal expres sion* of approbation, of my official and political.conduct, I deem it proper to submit a few remarks upon some of the topics to which they have referred. (Applause.) In the summer of the last year, President Tyler, without | any solicitation or expectation on my part, appointed me to the important and responsible station of Collector of this port; and after having performed the duties of the office for about six month*, my appointment was confirm ed by the Senate of the United States, without a dissent ing voice. * * * * So far as the j>olitical patronage and influence of the office were concet tied, the difficulties by which I was surrounded were such as can scarcely be appreciated. The peculiar state of the dem ocratic party, and the approach of a most important Pre sidential election, were among the principal causes of those difficulties. That I exerted myself to bring about a cordial u?ion in the democratic party, and to bring the | whole strength of it into the contest, in favor ol Mr. Polk, are facts too well known to be disputed by any honest and disinterested person. (Loud applause ) And I that my efforts were not without some effect, has, I trust, | been seen in the lesult of the two great elections in this city, whick took place while I was in office. * * But notwithstanding all this, it is true that I was violent ly assailed. and grossly misrepresented, by men profess ing to be democrats. It is, however, equally true, that I it was the work, exclusively, of a section ol our party, J which is composed of men who had but unwillingly concurred m the nomination of Mr. Polk lorthePrcsi ilency, and, at heart, actually desired his defeat ? (ap plause)? men who were opposed to the annexation of ' Texas ? (ciies of "yes, ye*'*)? the great issue upon which the battle, last fall, was fought and won; and who j ate. Ht this moment, plotting an opposition, to be carried ou indirectly, if not directly, against the present admin istration (Applause.) * * " ' I know they claim to have made great exertions and sacrifices, in order to gain this State, lor the purpose of securing the election of Mr. Polk; but this is not so. The exer tions, and pretended sacrifices on their part, in regard to this state, were to secure a power to ihtmttlcrt, which might, in the event of Mr. Polk's success, be used by way of coercion u|>on his administration; or whi'-.h, in case of his defeat, (which was the real object,) would serve as a resting place from which to commence their I operations anew. ' ' * * I krom a spirit of revenge, a* well as a determination to possess themselves lully, if possible, of the patronage of I this f ustom House, a clamor was iai*ed and kept up against mo, and the result is know n to the public. Thus | have they been gratified, as it regards myself, but have, as I trust, failed in the other and moie important object ] think we may rest secure that my respectable and worthy succcssor is too independent in his character and principles, to become the in-ti ument of the men in question, or indeed, of my man, or body of men, lor oth er than propei and honoiable purposes (Ureat ap plause ) There is one charge that has been brought I against me, which I deem it proper, on this occasion.' parti ularly to notice It has been stated and repented that I have appointed a great many bad men to office, and even that the subordinate otfirei i of the levenue were' essentially of that description In reply to this charge, I I do not hesitate to assert that liie person* employed in the ( nstom House in this city . .ind subject to the appoint ment of the leilertoi. tnken tor. -ther, ulu-Ther conn dered officially, personally , or politically, have never been '.uperioi in point of respectahilit) i I influence totho-;e| now in office (t heers.i It would in lee I be isngular if, | among ?evwml hundred'- I ne re were none about whom there could lie a difference of opinion; and equally singu lar w onld it be to suppose that some other l erson could have made the number of appointments which it fell to my lot to make. without in an) case 'i.mmitting an error. (Applause.) To make these sweeping charges is one thing, tint to substantiate them is i veiy different matter. Lot the (.?.! men >l theie be such, bo pointed out, and then it will be seen how many of tl>? whole number are | actually liable to objection And thou also, can it, per haps, he iscertained whether the officers most objected to could not easily have avoided the reproaches now enM upon them had they been willing to hr- 'ome subser vient to the purjiose* of theii present :is?ailarit' What I have siii. I upon this point I considered not only to he justifiable in my own defence, but to be due to n ootrtpe. ] teat tad faithful corps of offloora. (Applauw) I tow now concluded tha rtntriu which appoaiod *?,)*! reauirod by the occarien. I h?T* .aia nothing but w hat r0oMci?n6ou?ly believe to bo th. troth. aad what I il> nil proclaim on *11 othor propor ocoaaioM, without re ear.l to the abu?e or poraecution by which it may bo fol wfu'ed "will cloto with the ronowod o*proa?on of my ..XZm and friendship for tho member, of the commit and forthe otticer? on who.e bo half they have acted; and alio with the expre..ion of tho kindoat feeling* on ane alto ,g ^ individual* in office under me wLnl retired lrom tho Collectorahip, whether coneern edor nortaMthe act which ha. ju.t beon con.ummatod. (?Snw!Krlect good feeling prevailed through IhemoM i b anj ab0ut 9 o'clock the SS5! jnsS-A doSbr W"* of the whole was $HXHL Ttacatrlcala. Park TiOA-rnK.-Last evening the Park wa. crowded to witness Mr.. Mo watt'. personation of Pauline, in t Lady of Lyons, a character which, by her correct con cepUon, proper reading, and .trong delineation of the emotions, she has made peculiarly her own. It ? to uive the minuta: of her personal ion, or of Mr. Cn.p ? Claude They have both won for themselves ?uch gol den opinions, as to place their delineations of their charac

ters above criticism. The Col. Dan, a. of Mr. Ba.s. was a decided improvement upon hi. Iir.t appearance^ will soon become accustomed to our boards. Mr. Hem in* appearing as Beausant-Mr. De Walden as Glavi. -Mrs. Vernon u. Madam Du Chappelle-Mr.. Barry as Widow Melnotte. The entertainment? cloted with the farce of the "Married Rake," inwhich Mi.s Fanny Gordon, a young lady from the Haymarket Theatre, US" MTa? jiy ? anil performed Mrs Trictra most admirably. She ^ Jf.n' nt lFle and will be a decided favorite with the play-goers ol thePaTk She is, moreover, said to be an ex"iSwJ novelty for Mr., Mowattsbeueftt. whi nlav. Gertrude, in her own comedy ot l-aahion, whicL had such a run WkI spring ; with the alterp.ece of Khint Heart never won Fair Lady, in which Mr*. ,tt Mr Crisp, and Miss Fanny Gordon, a charming yo iiig lady, from the Haymarket Theatre, London, all appear. Give her a bumper. Bowkky Theatkk.? The performance went oil again last night amidst the plaudits of a very large audience. Such is the unparalleled success of this Theatre, that notwihstanding its vastne.., it can hardly contain all the applicants. Thi. doe. not, however, .hake tho ellorts ot the proprietor -he seems on the contrary to increase them in proportion with the encouragement he receives. The bill he announces for to-night is a fair corroboiation if this statement Two dramas will bo acted which wil ?all forth the exertions of the whole of hi. efficient com pany: these are "The Surgeon of Pari.," an historical Ii-ama of very thrilling interest, and the popular one Mititled "Nick of the Wood.," a legend of the far wo.t. Phe talented actor, J. R. Scott, will act the principal haaacters in both. To those who are acnuainted with his artis". abilities, thi. is a good security lor the sue ess of the performance. ?8uch a bill as thi. cannot fail to atisfy the most fastidious public, and the call made to hem for a continuation of patronage will certainly be n.wered by the mas. of its habitual visitor.. Castle Garde* ? Shin-de-heel-a, or tho Virginian 'airy and the Gum Elastic Slipper, will be produced hi. evening f Jr the last night but one of tho Ethiopean Troupe. Tho usual serie. of entertainments will be ;iven in addition to this opera, and contribute to render he performance a very attractivo one. Messrs^ Trench 8t Ileiser, directors of this splendid ,lacc of amusement, have just recceived from England a superb Mammoth Steam Eleetrical Machine he only one ol the same power now existant, which hey intend to exhibit soon at the Garden. Niblo'j. ? To-night llehry Placide plays. He was ro seivedonthe occasion of Mr. John Sefton's Benefit by a saloon full to overflowing at 8 o'clock, with great ap plause as old Caudle, and although the Comedy of Mar ried Life was admirably acted by Misses Taylor, Nelson, Ludlow, Matthews and Roberta, by Messrs. Brougham, lohn Sefton, and Chippendale, riacldo soomed to tako he load. To-night lie act. his original part of Mr. Bon -(rur in the Village Doctor, in which he ha3 been alrea* "ly eminently successful at the Garden, attracting good ind fashionable houses. Brougham, is at last pro ??erly estimated, [like Anderson, had to be seen by dis" .riminatingrersons, which he has found at Niblo's, and low Brougham is as regularly recognized as a star o? indoubted merit as the most successful artist in tho ?ountry. He play. Teddy the Tiler, in which Miss Tay lor and Nickin.on appear. Thv Karitcu Opf.ua Compa^t.-K was announced in | ihe Herald a lew days ago, that this company had formed ,n encasement at Niblo's. They will begin their per romance. on Monday next, 25th instant, and will play .?[?X??adrice? for the opening of the reason. Tin. opera was performed at the Park a short lime since for \rile Calvp'i benefit, on which occasion it drew forth considerable applause. It is a good selection, and we re commend to those who have not yet heard this delightful opera not to let thi* opportunity escape ol gratifying their curiosity, the more so, that the dramatical reperto ry ol the company is quite abundant, and it i. probable that " L'Ambassadrice" will not be repeated. The Infant Sisters have returned to this city alter a successful tour in the south. They are about to give a serie. of concerts here. It is said that they have much improved since their arrival in th'. country, and are well worth hearing. Mr. Maywood was enthusiastically received on last Monday night at the Eaglo Theatre, Bullalo. Mi.s Julia Turnbull played the dancing Bayedere, and Miss Julia Drake the singing one, in " Buy-it-dear, the parody on "La Bayadere," acted at the Washington thea- . tre, Boston, on Monday evening last. movements of Trnvellcra. The capricious spirit of travelling was never more evident than in tho comparative arrivals* at the principal hotels yesterday with the previous one. On this occa sion they seemed to have dwindled down to little more than the ordinary number at this season of the year, and those principally merchants from the South aud West There are at the Amf.rica* ? Messrs. Kennedy, Brown and Osborne, Georgetown; J. Simmond, Maryland; C. C. Tagart, Lon don; R. C. Hart, South Carolina; Ur. Brooks, Richmond, Captains Newton and Powell, l\ N. N., Lieut. Fairfax, do, J. D. Iloker, Jacksonville; P. A. Makin. Mobile; N. Evans, Mississippi; Thomas Gates, Charleston; J. It. Fry, Philadelphia; Charles Rogers, St. Louis; L. R. Gibfci, Charleston. A?roa? J. llall, Albany; George Walker, Now IIain| shire; II. Parker, Boston; J. Keed, Philadelphia; Judge Hubbard, do; P. Collingworth, do; J. Campbell, Mar y land; J. Dunham, Maryland; J. L. Van Lau. Richmond; Mr. Korsythe, Canada; J. B. ( ampbell, Charleston; J Munro, Charleston, South Carolina; Judge Haveyland, Long Island; A. Coyle, Washington; J. B. Roliherson, Boston; H. /aintaingcr, Philadelphia; J. Coolidge, Boston; J. Moser, Mobile; General O'Donnely, Baltimoore, Mr shackleford, Virginia; H. W. Fry, Richmond, Ur. J. H Weir, Philadelphia. City? R. C. Bradford, Delaware; T. Keegan, Boston; J. Patterson, Albany ; E. Post, Mai) land ; P. Ketis, Philadelphia; F. Reeves, I'etersboro; Roscoe Heath, Virginia; J. M'Farlan, Kingston; E. 11. Gilberts, Virginia; R. Field, Tennessee; D. Bunoiighs, Rochester; C. Bel char, St. Louis; A Macready, Philadelphia; E. J. Hig gins, Virginia; \V. Stewart, Metanzas. ?^Kiianki in -J. C. Mathewson, Kentucky; J. Spun, N'.S. J. Longley, Ga.; D. Bacon, Ala.; Thos. Elmer, Hurncy; T. Stone, Md.; J. C. Abbott, St. Louis; E. C. Dennis, Monticelleo; J. Trowbridge, Albany; A. Greig, Phila.; J. Button, W. 11. Hill, Albany; C. Judson, Hartford. Gi.dhk ? J. B. Illenkmaii, S. H. Bulloid, J. Ward, Bos ton; ( apt. Poynter, England; II. Humphreys, Mr. Proud foot, Boston; T. Hazzard, Ark.; J. (i. Bagley, N.O.; Mi Stockpool, Boston; W. L. Rodgers, Va ; Capt. Kennedy, NO How.utn Mr. Carpenter, 111.; Dr. Thorpe, Ala.; S. Crawley, Middleton; J. ..letcalf, J. Fisher, C. Burns, Ohio; ('. Bums, Boston, I). W. Midelleton, Washing ton; .Messrs. Evan, Fra/.erand Seymour, Montreal; J. B Kilhy, Washington; M. Van Renasluer, Albany; F. ,\1 in tern, England; A. Miller, Conn.; Mr. Markland, Canada; J. C. Stevens, Boston; C. bodley, Lexington; W. M. Keeno, Boston. Horrid Mr uiiKit. ? On (lie evening of thf recent election, h Mr Thomas Crayton, wlio resided near Petersburg!!, Pill ? county, was way-laid and deliberately shot a short iliiti from his residence, by a man named Henry 'lark The circumstances that led to this fatal result, aie substantially these Mr. Clark lived upon a farm belonging to, ami adjoining that of Mr. Crayton ; and he being a very offensive and troublesome neighbor, us he had been elsewhere in the county, in the several places where he had lived, Mr. ' raj ton was desirous ot getting rid of him. With this view, he used every pos sible means to get him oil' his place, but without effect Ho finally threatened to kill Clark, and CI irk threatened to kill Crayton ; anil on the morning 01 the election, With the?e feeling* of vengence rankling in his breast, Clark, learning while in Peteishurgh, that ? ruytun had gono'to Ins house for the purpose of ru/.iug it to the ground- as the only effectual meant of gotting rid of him ? started in the direction of home but stopped on the road, and patiently awaited, in amhu-h, t o return of Crayton. In due time, Mr. Crajton, on hi* return, canie riding by, when ( lark stepped fron his hiding place aud deliberately shot him ( rayton, though mortally wounded, succeeded in reach ing Ins dwelling, but was unable to "get into the house until his wife procured the assistance of a neighbor; and during the nignt he died. Immedlatvly after the death of t rayton, ( lark, who had Hed. was pnrsued and overtaken about sixteen miles Horn Petersburgh. on the Boonville road, an I brought back, and is now in ail awaiting his trial. This Clark' who is nearly severity years of age, is iid to be a most desperate character. ' Mince his incarce ration, he has cotifevsed to the commission of three pre vious murders; and that there is still another person he would like to kill? a brother-in-law of c rav ton's and then he would bn perfectly happy lie is said, by a man now living in Petersburgh. to haw murdered a man in '?old Mood before he came to the West, and escaped the penalty due for the crime by slipping the knife, by which ,t wjs committed, info the pocket of u bystander, and then sweating he saw him do the deil. I non < lark's evi lenre, the man was hung, while every one believed i lark the murderer. That he has been a corrvict there is no doubt, as we are informed he it branded in the hand with the letter Finttmn Oatrllt, Jiug. 1* i City Intelligence. The SracBTi. ? Soma of the street* in la i wry filthy condition, and send forth effluvia* not at all resambliug tha balmy air which tha marina r amflb up is railing to tha leeward oi the Spice Iiianda. Tha authoritiea should be careful to see that the wholoioma regulations res pec ting the throwing ofslopa and garbage into the streets are complied with. These regulations are now no more regarded, than if they did not exist. Another Mock Auction Case. ? Our readers will perhaps begin to suppose that cases of swindling at the mock auction stores are becoming more frequent than fonnerly. Such is not tlie case. Our worthy and vigi laut Mayor is determined to do all in his power to root them out of the city ; and, therefore, the cases that do occur are made known, whereas formerly they were kept secret. Yesterday morning, a gentleman, fresh from the " Old Oranite State," as honest as the day is long, and in the simplicity of his heart thinkiDg every body as honest as himself, stepped into one of the genteel swindling shops on Broadway, just as the auctioneer was selling a "beautiful lot of property, sold for the benefit of a poor widow, who couldn't pay her rent." ? The property consisted of a watch, key and pencil case. " You warrant (hit to be gold," said one of the I'eter Funks, holding up the pencil case. " We warrant it," said the auctioneer. The bid was twenty-five dollars. ? Our uninitiated iriend bid thirty. Of course it was knocked down to him, and he was requested to step back and settle. He paid the thirty dollars, and request ed a warranty. They would not warrant the watch to be gold? only the pencil cuse. This excitcd his suspicions ? ho went immediately to the Chief ol' Police's otHce, and made complaint. The Mayor dispatched officer Chedic, whom the Peter Funks ure beginning to become acquainted with, who demauded the restoration of the money. They shuttled a while, but finally returned 20 dollars, and took fhe watch, the purchaser keeping the pencil aud key. If the plan which our worthy Mayor nas adopted, oe followed up, we shall soon be rid of these nuisances. Launch ok this Texas Stkam Packet ? The new steam packet intended to run between New York and Galveston, was launched yesterday at noon from the foot uf 12th street, East river. About 300 persons witnessed the launch, which was conducted in a very creditable manner. Without any difficulty she slid easily and gracefully into the water. She is 260 feet in length, 3(> leet beam. After the launch she was towed down the river in tront of the establishment of T. F. Sec or & Co., to receive her engine. She will be ready tor sea toward* the end of next month, and will sail about the 10th of Oc tober. She is owned by Mr. Charles Morgan. She is 203 feet in length, 27 lout beam, II J feet hold, iiid of about tiOO tons burthen? built iu the best possible manner for a substantial sua going vessel. Her engine, M inches diametor of cylinder, and 10 feet stroke of pis ton, is being built at the well known establishment of T. K. Becor Ik Co., which is saying all that is necessary to r>e said in its favor. Her joiner work, done by C. M. Si monson, will be of a superior order of workmanship and inish, as her cabins and state rooms are to bo fiuishod with hard wood. She will be completed and leave for New Orleans ibout the 10th of October, under the command of Capt. John F. Wright, so long and favorably known to the tra velling public as a skilful navigator ; and for the last so ven or eight years, as the popular captain oi the steam packet New York. The New York, having been thoroughly overhauled and repaired, with now copper und now boiler, will leave for New Orleans, via Charleston and Key West, un or about the 12th of September. The Hack Inspector. ?John 11. Dowc, the newly ap pointed Hack Inspector, is determined to see that the laws for the protection ol' citizens and strangers from the impositions of haek und cab drivers, shall be enforced. He has been in office but a short time, and has not yet, of course, been able to remedy the evils which have been suffered to grow undisturbed so long ; but as soon us possible, he is determined that they shall be removed. The Weather. ? Yesterday was the warmest day we have had for nearly u fortnight. At 12 o'clock the ther mometer]stood at 87, at Morris's, where people hud ic turned to their old habit of drinking soda water. About 1 o'clock a slight shower came up, which couled the air somewhat. Thank Heaven, we shall have cooler weather soon. Mayor's Office, Aug. 21. ? A man of the name of Cadie, living next to the E.rprtti office, in Broadway, who also keeps ono of these stores, had a nibble at another greenhorn, and fleeced him out of some $40 for a brass watch, and a gold key and pencil case. The Mayor despatched un officer for the money, which Cadie refused, upon which officers were immedi ately placed outside his door. The ofiiccrs will have active duty to perform to rout these worthies. Coroner's Ofwce, August 21. ? Sudden Death. ? The Coroner was called this lorenoon to hold an inquest at the City Hospital, upon the body of Mr. Tnomas W. U stick, a native of this State, aged +8 years, who has for some time past officiated as apothecary of the establish ment. Last night he retired to rest at an early hour, ap parently in goud health. Failing to make his appear ance as usual this morning, his clcrk went to his room, and found him dead in bed. He had occasionally been subject to fits. From the evidence adduced it was pre sumed to be epilepsy. Verdict accordingly. He was highly respected by all who knew him, and his death will be much lamented. Brooklyn City Intelligence. Discharged from the Service. ? John Martin, whoEe application to be discharged from the United States service was mentioned on Wednesday, received his mittaraus from Judge Vanderbilt, he huviug clearly made it appear that ho was a minor when he enlisted. It is stated that several others, among the troops stationed at Kort Ham ilton, Governor's Island, &c., nave suddenly discovered that they are too young te be soldiers, the more especial ly if there be any probability of removal from their pre sent comfortable station to the prospective seat of war. Abandonment.? Police Justices Downing and Church will this (b'riday) morning enter into an investigation ol the charge preferred against Mr. Uragge, for abandoning his wife <>nd family, the circumstances attending which have been reported in several journals, as of a very unu sual and aggravated character. It is alleged that the ac cused has a good and substantial defence to the accusa tion, and that he will fully exonerate himself irom any intention to do wrong. Selling Lihiuh without License ? The before mentioned magistrates will also be busily engaged this day in examining witnesses iu several prosecutions com menced against various individuals in Brooklyn, Walla bout, and Gowhaunus, for keeping disorderly houses, and selling liquor without license. Theie is no doubt that the existence of such places tend materially to dis turb the order and quiet which are characteristic of King's County, and it is to be regretted that so many in stances occur in this generally peaceable city of bieaches of its most salutary laws and regulations. Military Excursion.? The Brooklyn Light Guard (the best drilled aud most popular military company in Brooklyn) visited West Point yesterday, accompanied by the Lafayette Guards of Newark, and by numerous distinguished guests, including several ladies. The Tele graph, commanded by Captain Henry Kyer, was the ?plen lid boat selected lor tbo occasion, and u more plea sant party could not, by any possibility, have met toge ther. Generals Underbill aid Duryea, Major ISurbank, ( 'apt. Spicer, and^other officers, besides several civilians (among^whom were Mr. Lott, Mr. Coroner Orbes, Mr. Trice, -Mr. W. B. Marsh, Mr. Watts, Ike.) were with the " worry, jocund, and jovial throng," and the whole affair " went off ' with great relit. The officers and cadets at West Point manifested, by their reception oi the visitors, that they are truly, and iu all respects, " soldiers and gentlemen."' J^Bim-nm awd Buxiukim. ? During the Inst two or three weeks, Brooklyn his been visited by some tim ing burglars, who have made several ol' our citizens "sut ler some,'' by their Lbol>l and well conccrtud depreda tions. We h hall bo much mistaken, il these gangs are not speedily detected, as Messrs. I'owell, Clayton, Bud, Van Duyre, Van Voorhees, M'Cormick, llaynes, ice., (the best amongst our ellicient police, ) aie closely upon their track. Although, ns has tieen bel'ore stated, there ?ire few ci'.ies possessing a more vigilant body ol' officers than Biunkiyn, yet there are instances whuie the stool system ha* been curried on to a most culpuble and un warrantable extent, and we may hereafter take an occa >ion to mention a most ludicrous circumstance growing out of this peculiar mode of transacting business. There is a lady in the case, and the all'airis a very rich one. Ai.lk?ki> Fraud. ? A young man named Would, well known in New Vork, and recently residing near the Navy V ard in this city, was yesterday examined, on a etiarge ol defrauding a Air. Nichols of a large amount ot property, which the latter had confided to his care. Af ;er Hearing witnesses pro and con, Justice Church order - ed the accused to find bail for his appearance at the next Court ol Oyer and Terminer for King's county. t The Tahlh Tt'R*k.i>. ? An Inspector of Carts, who is himsel u cartinan, and who has been instrumental in bringing to justice several of his brethren of the whip, was himself fined a day or two since, lor not taking out a license. Montrai,, Aug. 15th. ? The opposition on the .-'t. Lawrence continues in lull torce; tt wager Imk been made between the pioprietors of the rival boats, the "Moutreul" ami the "(Quebec, to the extent of $4U0fl, which vessel shall have the best of seven conse cutive trips through from city to city, withuut stopping at the intermediate places The (Quebec, however, i? just now "hart da cum/ml, " having met with an accident on her last tiiti down the river. There are more visitors now in Montreal from the United States than were ever before known, and the tra velling between Montreal and (Quebec has incretmcd so much that un extra steamboat has been placed 011 the line within the last week. '1 he lady superior ol the Ursuline Nuns of Three lli vers, (!?0 miles below Montreal,) "Mere ste. Stanislas," ? lied recently in her Convent. ."-he was much respected. The newly consecrntod Catholic Bishop uf () egun does not go at once to his diocese, but embaiks lor hu rope in the Boston steamer ol the l!lth inst. All examination by the ? aradn authorities exculpates the offlcerr and seamen of the Kent and I, on Ion from ail Illume. Of Courte the boats run into themselves. Sir Allan N M'Nub has boen appointed Provincial Wrund Master for I pper ('annua ovei tne Lodges of Kree and Accepted Masons, by the Karl ol Zetlaim, the Wrand vla-tei for Kiiglaml The ceiemony ol installation took place at Hamilton, on the "Uh instant, with much parade. The various l.odges ill I pper 1 unada had their repie?eii tativei pietent. j/nw fiHi.KAN1*? We have now daily visiting -?howem that cool the atmosphere and nerve the ?y? tem. 1 lieie is no sii kne no excitement, and little ol my thing, shvc tiirtt m u . spacious and substaritiHl build mgs are liking upiouu.! and about us. Almost eveiy thuig, not excelling the town clock, is at a stnnd still; even t fie doctois' gigs, which in seasons of sickness toll so lightly over our pavements, are rarely seen in the -tr< rts The clerks in < h litres street seem to he in a ? tate of somnolency approaching a perpetual mesmeric slumber, and thore connected with commission houses ire, almost all, undergoing the hydropathic process at some place or other over ine lake. Such is our piosent position, and such, for the next two or three moutus, is it likely to lie Tne whole number of deaths as reported by the Board of Health, I'oi the week ending on Saturday, the #th Inst., inclusive, is only fifty-two. (?t these, twenty-two were children. Mo case of yellow fever has yet occurred. Hirat/unr , *'hi?. 13. The body ol a man wiih picked tip in water near 1 eiitral wharf, Newhurypoit, )esterday morning. He belonged to Halisbtiry, and is the son ol Hon. Henry M. Brown, State Senator, about thirty year* of age, and has been iniaue for the last eight or ten yean, lie had been missing since Saturday last ? Boitvn Foil, Slug. 91. Poller Intelllcfiico. Avavr 31 .?Arrttl?fm BttrgUr.?Omo*r JoMph thia of^nr*u5ir,iI!,i*d n*m#" Jukn Freede.on ? charge w?.^lr ?f ,r the etore of Mr. C. A. Hand, in ?3W) worth ,R?ckI*nd county, and .tealing about ?2? a ? M* j*w#lry, kc - 00 th6 ,4th of May iecov.r.d ^*,? potUon of th? property ha* been trial ?ccu?od tout to Kockland county for .t^moutUri<,l i'Xf -M'JonnUh Le Tour, mate of tb? takin? ? cruise nl0?K ,he . 18,1 "'Rbt, fell in with a couple of uvniuha of the KfeKSw hK*.,wlu?' *'"? ?"? rtiuf.7wk.iJ pat of tho frail fair ones, iiame.l cEarlel Da i. Mr I ? watch worth $40, hi* pocket containing tK? r? a F ln^an<iUtOUt ?f !"? PMt?toon?. and the latter very' ingeniously removed trom it. usual place of sc fi."r Th? ai tUKed trio wero arrested and committed to c- <>? a double.ca.ed ail ver watch wa. found if, the ,, LZ*fon t Davis, for which an owner if wanted ivitK J' x?? ahe ha. contrived to obtain her releaso and r ??!L? u with two oth-^T.^1*' ch"f?ed with being concert.? I, XK^S,i"bb^,he mone* ?"????* ipSaSS l. f ?POon?f a Mack dress coat, and a number nf ?/."j '[."J Caches.? a. man nauied Van Kleeck wm? "ir#r ",oairug ,w,; ba""u John?.on"wis arVesttfby offlci?ltUeyT?he ?th W^d'1 a%a?iiSYaa.-ri~ ^p^^jrsisssi.'s'sss^ss st :*si,issssr' "? u^v'V ^a" Coin.? A iPer.on named Daniel Detained to^ui.wer for attomJ)U"? bad money. .Ussault with a Pitcher? A man named Daniol Covle MnnR8rnn!f ?r committing a violent assault upon Su wm pitcher N?" ^ Elm street-^ a lactone "&?/? Watch ? A. person named Johu Holman wa. tersum sr - I ''.v a Female. ? Catharine Armstrong w., vl?U?f !? n c?nimitted onajchargo of robbing John Murt ha ol 36 Mulberry .treet, of *13 IS Jiank bllls M ot ttlV /Tt y returned to the complainant Jiiutal lomluct- row use ml Dwyer, a boat huililar was arrested thi. morning, and held to answer fir com.' mltling a most brutal assault upon tin apprentice bnv M 1 HVjlliian' ,la11' a?e'1 ''boTthiSenS.ihom the hend in human shape knocked down, stood upon hi. biow.'witli a'biuided't thUt, 6titUti?" ?Xri" mow. with a braided tarrod rope, severely injurimr him W?1 ham \Z U""J " "?*>rd -'K >ou?grrowdy naS,"l ?m. J.? ,en' a "e*ar muker' of No. ? Avenue D was Surinffrh^w1S?Ueho^rCrUelly heatiu? aud severely injuring uiswile, who is very yountr, and has lb# nnma time past Mulcted much in consequence of his brutal doors"?and tnVW Ug? he his w^le onTof fnrmiv yon>l>elled her to soek sholter, as on manv former occasions, of her mother. Vesterday he called for her, and took her home, and ias.^tcd him in lanAroV* "? to-d"y? when he made his attttck upon her Sssi;:"1, *"d h" >"?? >? ^ Vo VilmI'U" ll'sc'u,a Prisoner.? A man named Sylvester ! arrested about nine o'clock last night, by as autant Capt. Dwyer, lor attempting to roscue a prisoner rom the custody of a polios man. ? pn.oner ? P?lice-~A statement appeared in the ??]j,n}l}s 01 a C|ty paper thi. morning, that a female ar rested by some of tho oflicors of the Sth ward police on a charge of obtaining goods by false pretences was 'se verely injured by being secured to a cart, and' that she wVl h"1"8 ?,hly lreate?l while in thoir custody Such a chargo against the officers of the ward reforic^i to is entirely without foundation. It is true that sh? was placed on a spring-cart for the purpose of beinir con veyed o the police office, for the reason tl'at she exl pressed a determination not to walk ; but tho conduct of roaiP 6.m?n t10W*rd' the accused was mild, and if .he ^ y.,ug^ J any injuries, she must have occasioned ifcttEKT ntlemPt'ng tojmake her escape from iho period. '* W8S teinl,or,,rily confined for a brief ^jsaraa SKsaj-jsa-as Court Int?lllaeiice? counsel in Chambers. Mr 'rhomi^m ms^uV?"!!? * on th. ground of hi, holding hi^Si/'on iu the ul T dutv 1,0 i,lll'Kes. exempts him from drill Mr. Editor.- ? " N.w!? :_1 *1?^ ?'ten read, and heard, of " Nature's ? ' 118 C1,v' wll,) A few years siru-c \v.,s taken an apprentice by h gentleman, mid |>u his mu orni good conduct, wan, (after ina ^pprenficesh /., > taken into co-partnership by his employer and at ili. "P'ration ol a lew aeasoni of bu^ne^ U," ea [ , he concern retired wuh an ample fonune but if?cufatioT1,?r"l'|ef,,i ,occa8"'"ed L.y unforiunaic /.? ?v; 1 'i i Wrft<? through thi> inlluencc ol tnend8, placed in ollice, by winch he obtained ? mng lor himself and family; but through the change ol rulers was deprived of the only sm,port for afl c?)nnecied with hinj. Hut uow, deprived of all .suiv w/ifj 1? taim'y? his former apprentice steps fur Tnd ukesinm^in n T" ?' ll't "<;?od ^nmritan," sets ? free^roJ I II ':artn"?,"l'. "II his debts, him in tlip lnLh rn , f emb irrassments, Hnd (.his huh in me nigh road to fortune. Sow if tli<> i.m.w.r l?^'n,ed';m,asioh Va'rl' ?'' ?"? to I,,- 1? More ,lonHii?na many" wh belie ve'" 't i ni ea n? to public institutions, aud as 1 ES3iSZZ!XSXV& Yours, C, I.akk Naval Dkpot. ? Corn. Morris of the Navy, and Col. Totten ot the Army, have lately visited the various (>orts on the lake frontier, for the purpose of ena bling the War and Navy Departments to submit to Con gress a complete plan lor its defence, and of selecting a naval depot for Lake Krie. A writer in the Hujfalo Com mrrcial Jl/ivrrtitrr, urges the propiiety and expediency ot their selecting UutluTo for the depot. The writer says, the only places likely to compote with Buffalo are San dusky and Krie. A Sandusky paper controverts the su periority of Buffalo or K.rie to Sandusky, and claims man)- advantage* for the last named 'place. Kouhtlcs the al>le officers above named will weigh with intelli gence and impartiality the advantages of eacn place, and decide in favor of that which is best for the general interest ? National Intelligencer. A MkI.ANCIIOI.V Ot'CUKKKNCR II* GALLATIN, TkNV. ?Isaac < iondall, I'.Vq , n white member of the Ten nessee House of Representatives, from Smith county, was killed in Oallatin on the 17ft- nit hy Mr. Charles Pele Lewis, of that place The unfortunate affair, leport says, grew out ot a jesting remark ahout a folk stalk upon a tar wagon in the street? < Joodall jocularly re marked, "there's a Polk stalk mint como down," at the same time throwing a small rock at it. Mr. Lewis imme diately drew a pistol and shot him dead. Uoth men, though dillering in politics, were intimate and 011 friendly terms, till that aw lul moment, which sent one to a dread eternity, and compelled the other toascape with a fellow creatine's hlood upon his haad ! Lewis has not heen taken. A Revolutionary Hrro. ? There died recently, on Patterson Creek, llardy County, Virginia, John Berry, aged 101 years, lie was a soldier of the American revolution, and wa* engaged in the battles of Trenton, Monmouth, llraudywine, Oermantown, Brooklyn Heights, and several others. In the memorable win'er of i77?-'m he endured his portion of those extreme suf fering* and privations, which the army ex|>erienced when encamped at Valley Forge, and he was also pre sent at the surrender of Lord Coanwallis, at Vorktown, n 1781. The Cincinnati papers record two cases of e.lope* meot from that city wilhin the last few days, to Ken tucky, where the parties where united in wedlock. In both instances the young ladies were accomplished and wealthy. The names of one of the couples are Miss Vmanda McNIchol and Mr Williams, second clerk to tho steamboa" Maria. The names of the others are not given. The young lady, however, is weilthy, and the young man a clerk, in needy circumstances. We understand that the lale Captain Joseph H Dwight, formerly of this city, and recently deceased a' Oxford. New Yotk, bequeathed his property, with the exception of two annuities of yino each, and some small legacies, to the Roman ? itholic Church for the estab lishment ol a 1 a tho. 'if Anllege. His estate will probably amount to some t>l.),i?nn or fi jn.onn, Ulica Gat. Woman is the last most perfect work of God: ladies are the produ ctions of silkworms, milliners, and dressing maid" 1 Melitlllr Tahlft llnzor Strop.- .llrrrhsnta nol o hers .h ot purch ?i,ie srticl,' ,.f this kind, would do well ro e ill and er.mme stthe m 10. factory the virions psl terns offered, each hrniK made of the best material. hat vary init, only in utside tnu.l, Certificates, in proof of tli-it utility, *re in Me possession of thr inventor, from some nf tlie most scientific Kentlemen in the conntry. A lila-ral discoiin' made to wholesale purcoaMrs. 17? Bvo?dw?y"opLpo?hi:8Jw^r3'iHowl

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