Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 2, 1845, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 2, 1845 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. New lor It. Tuesday, September 4, 1N44. Notice to M it hoc rl l>c i-M. Siibicribei* in the country receiving their papers in yellow envelope*, will understand that their term of (ubscription ha* nearly eapired. New* from Europe. The Caledonia is in her fourteenth day. We may exjiect to receive her news at an early hour this morning. Il Will not be denied by any who give at lenr.on to the matter, that the attitude of Eng land towards this country and Mexico, in their I present belligerent |K>sition, is important, and that .t is necessary it should be understood and rightly scanned by our statesmen. To learn wiia' the probable policy of Great Britain will be, there are various sources of information, all of which tend to establish the fact that, say what she will, protest as she may of pacific intentions, she looks with a sinister eye on the movements of this country in the Texas question. On the floor of the British Parlia ment, we lind discussions and various allusions made to annexation with great upparent so licitude. We observe leaders of each of the two great jiarties for once concurring in their views, a circumstance in itself highly suspi ctous; for when whig and tory are found plot ting together, there is mischief brewing. And yet, on all these occasions, they are remarkably cautious; each pretending to outvie the other in pro lessions of moderation, amity, and unswerving ad hesion to recutude in regard to this country. Now we are not to be contented with this as an index of British policy; it is all moonshine, and part of the plausible cunning that stamps the policy of Peel, both toreign and domestic, and which he has infused into j the minds of a large portion of the members of that House. It we want to know the spirit by which the I British government and people are actuated towards the I nited States, we can discover it in public opinion, in its various manifestations. Took at the public journals?those vast craters through which j the internal workings and upheavings of the nation find vent?they are, without exception, liercely in censed against all that is American. To what con clusion can he come who peruses the wild declamation ol the London and provincial press other than tha11 they regard this republic as a rival in her commerce, and an enemy in her nature to that of Great Britain.' and that it is essential to the welfare of the latter to I curtail, undermine and prostrate the growing ener gies of the United States. Just so with the penodi <al press, which is a transcript ot the views of the | aristocracy, as the newspapers are ol the masses Nothing can be more hostile than the tone of the Quarterlies, the foreign Quarterlies, the Edinburgh*, the Blaekwoods, the Westminsters, and all the rest ot the leading ;>eriodical literature ol the day. And il her Consuls and Ministers spoke out, their in-1 structions would be found to be all ot a piece with these expressions of |?opular feeling, and totally ini mical to the pacific and kindly relations they profess to cherish and cultivate. Capt. Elliott did not make his peregrinations through Mexico, Texas and this country lor nothing. His errand was a black one white as his hat was, and the effects of it are brew ing now in Mexican councils, and will, .some of these days, end in violence and bloodshed The policy of England in all this is ?o expose this I country to all the evils of war, without exposing her self. Mexico may be a weak, but she can hardly be a contemptible enemy-backed with British gold I animated with the sympathy, and drilled in cunning by the crally councils of the British Cabinet Mexi co is soeqmpH, fully fit to annoy a country w itch, although able to annihilate her, is pacific in policy and magnanimous in proportion to her power Our foreign rivals calculate thus to enjoy a double advantage, the indirect one of inflicting the evils of any war upon us, and of appropriating the spoils, in the form of increased commerce and unimi-edcd intetcourse with the world I which they expect would follow the partial! application ol our resources to the prosecution of a war. It is not for a moment to be supposed 1 t Mexico would dream of war, if she were no' urged to it by our foreign rivals; nor is it to be im agined that England would carry on so covertly as she does the contest, hut that she views it as more profitable to herself, and more disastrous to us than any open conflict could be. Her scheme is to keen alive an excitement, to enta.l the expense of fleets and armies on us, to divert the national mind from the industrial concerns of the land, bykeepin? a i>et ty war hovering over the Mexican border, which although tt cannot terrify, yet it may annoy and em barrass. And should the struggle come between the Mexicans and th.s republic, it is a part, evidently ot I her plan to be called upon as a mediator, in which capacity she would be enabled to inflict some in.us-1 ttce upon us. 1 But let it be recollected that the pursuit of this no liey is impracticable beyond a certain point When war is declared, as it will be ,f she persists in her Plan of tilling the heads of the Mexicans with absurd notions of conquest, she will 1m? either compelled to assume a warlike attitude openly, or use her mtlu ence to terminate a struggle that must end gloriously lor this country. Besides, this covert interference I cannot exist one moment longer than it is secret I and the exposure of its existence must very soon he made. It is absurd to imagine our government as bound to sit tacitly looking on while there ,s reason to suspect a secret foe is counselling the rurn of our country. We have tlte means of etfectually stopping all this plotting,by the o|>en declaration that America does not recognize the legitimacy of Euro^an in terference in any shape, but least of all ,n a British one. If that does not take John Bull by the horns then it will be necessary to g.ve h.m a volley from our cotton fortifications. Let the supply of cotton be stopped but for one year-allow the looms to re-t and the starving millions of the cotton lord's tenants to crowd the streets of the cit.es-let the ships fie idle in dock, and the hardy seamen wander in destitution about the quays-all which would follow the stop page of the supply of cotton-and there would be lttle further need of striking a blow against our arch enemy. Increase of Population in New York.?The census returns in several towns and villages in this State for 1813, are complete, and exhibit the follow ing result Population. Toy) ns. 1810. 1846. Syracuse 6,000 9,614 Newburgh 8,933 8,961 Auburn 6,636 6,146 Ithaca 6,su 6,040 Waterloo 3,nun 3,943 Schenectady 6,373 6,044 Total 36,668 40,746 36,668 Increase in five years 6,078 According tothese figures,Syracuse has increased more rapidly than any of the places mentioned in our list, or at the rate of fifty |>er cent. Schenec tady, on the other hand, lias actually fallen of!, and is apparently going out of existence as a city, the number of inhabitants having decreased 228 in five years. There are eight hundred and thirty-five towns ill the State, and if the increase runs through them at the same rate as through the six in our list, the ag gregate population in 1815 would be about 8,180,841, or an increMe of 710,920 since 1840. The popula tion of this city and suburbs, is probably over half a million of soul*. Witirt Meetings.? The primary ward meetings were held last evening in this city Delegates to the Senatorial and County Nominating Conventions were selected, Etiorts are to he made tor a sepa rate organization from the Natives. Board of Education.?This Board met to hold an adjourned meeting last evening for the third time within the paat week. No quorum being present, 'ha Board adjourned >in? d?. | Tim Anti-Rknt Excitkhknt.?We give in our columns to-day, some interesting intelligence oi the present extraordinary excitement in 1 tela ware coun ty- According to the most probable and reliable in formation, the excitement between the Anti-renters and their antagonists in that region, has increased so tearfully of late, that we must not be surprised to receive intelligence of bloody work belore weeks or even days are over. We have des(>atchea several correspondents to diflerent|>artsoI Delaware county, and they all agree in representing the state of teeling there, to be such us to preclude all moderation, all reason, and even a just appreciation of events and facts, as they take place among them. So deep is this feeling in Delaware, that a large portion of the i>eople opposed in principle to the an ti-renters, cannot tolerate any individual who feels ess than they do, or who will not go all the lengths hey do, in denouncing the insurrection party. One of our corres|K?ndents there has given us an account ot the procedure of the District Attorney of that county towards him, of so extraordinary a character, as to show that there prevails an extreme sensibility in that region 111 the public nuiid; aud to such an unwarrantable length did that functionary go, that we forbear to quote his remarks, lest they would hardly obtain credence, so extraordinary are they. Such occurrences, however, are only worth noting, as they indicate the depth of the feeling and passion which seem to he growing every day, between the dillerent classes of people in that county. In fact, the movement seems now to assume the torm ot a wide and impassable gulpli between the farmers who occupy property by lease?who are very numerous, and ranged in hostile array to the laws and the con stitution?and on the other side, those who are sup ported principally by business, including the profes sional men, lawyers and politicians, who abound in the villages. It is rapidly taking the character ol u deep seated and vindictive agrarian war, in which the towns and villages of the county will be arrayed on one side, and the surrounding farming population on the other. Now tins tearful state ol things might he eluded and put down il it existed only 111 one county, and were confined to a narrow region of country ; but such, unhappily, is not the case in relation to those tenures anil those holding them. There are, perhaps, eight or ten counties in different parts of the State, with a population of nearly a million of souls, united in this movement, and communicating with each other by means of agents, committees and conven tions. They have already organized themselves into a separate and distinct political party in the disturbed counties, and by this means will be able to wield a fearful influence over the authorities of the State as well as of the counties. Neither ol the two parties from whose votes originate the authorities of the State and counties, can expect to reuch power with out the votes, in one shape or another, of the Anti Rent associations and those whom they control.? This is the source of a fearful iufluence over the ac tion ol the State authorities of all kinds, and will tend still longer to increase their influence as the ex citement lasts. We are, therefore, strongly ot opinion, from the accounts we have received, that this fearful disturb ance is only in its commencement, and that its growth and progress have been encouraged by the weakness of the Executive and other authorities of the State, during the past few years. We have al ready pointed out the origin ot these troubles among the iiolitical factions of this city as far back 1829.? Since that ]>eriod of time it has been extending, and widening its force in the various counties of the State in which pro|>erty is held by long leases, until now it has acquired a strength and intensity that gives it a dreadtul hold on a large portion of the farming in terest, and instigates them to murder, insurrection, and the violation of law and the rights of property. And so rapidly has it increased in Columbia county, Rensselaer, Schoharie, and now in Delaware, that it threatens to overrun the whole State. Not'long ago, an owner of real estate in this city, on a certain quarter day, on calling lor his rent, was met by his tenant with a plain reiusal to pay. " 1 will not pay you," said the tenant, " and what is more, 1 will not let you have your building unless you give me 20 dol ars " The excuse for not paying was some frivolous reason about painting a part ol the house, and he ac tually did persist in refusing to leave until it cost for ] a legal process to eject him about 25 dollars. The pro|?erty, we believe, belonged to a resectable citi zen, Joseph Blunt, Esq.; but the transaction shows how the spirit has gone abroad into our large cities among the tenants of a certain class, who seem to believe that they can with as much propriety refuse to pay rent and cause duticulty, as the tenants Rensselaer and IHaware counties can. We have now a private corres|>ondent at Delhi and it any outbreak should take place, we shall proba bly have the first intelligence of it. 1 [IK L?RA.MA?Pt'BLIC AND PRIVATE TllKA TKICAI.S. ?The Iiratnu is reviving in this eountry beyond any thing known lor many year?, and the probability is that tl tins new and vigorous state of prosperity con" tinue, the Augustan era of the stage will be revived in all its glory on the shores of this western world All the great British actors are now compelled to come h re in order to recruit their finances, resusci tate their genius, and acquire in this land fresh capi tal (or the future. One of the most important and significant indications of this dramatic revival has been afforded in the patronage and encouragement extended to Mr. Ilackett and Mrs. Mowatt. Another proof ol the increasing prosjierity of the drama is furnished by the attempts at private theatri cals, of which an anonymous corres|K>ndent gives us rather an amusing description in another column. It is thus discovered that at a fashionable hotel in our immediate neighborhood, an effort is at this mo ment in progress to revive that system of private theatricals which cast such a liulo around the I gaieties ol Versailles, before the fall of the ill starred Bourbon race. However, we have a word ol caution and admonition to utter. We rejoice in these signs and tokens of a restoration ol the drama to its palmy and flourishing condition But we would not have this improved nnd growing dramatic taste of the age prostituted to vile and vicious purposes. Care must be taken to conduct theatricals, both public and private, in a respectable manner. Private theatricals can very readily he l>erverted to the "base uses" of licentiousness, and both before and behind the curtain, a correct taste and a pure morality must preside with omnipotent sway, or else the whole business will be character ized by vileness and depravity. The drama is, of itself, pre-eminently calculated to purify the heart and elevate the soul, but its hand-maidens, virtue and morality, must ever accompany it, to make it a minister of good. This is a curtain lecture lo all whom it may con cern, hut not one of Mrs. Caudle's. Mork ArPoi.NTME.NT* and Removals.?The fol lowing appointments were yesterday made by the Collector:? Thorns* Herring. Weigher; Wm Holdndge, do ; J. O. Ilanhrourk, Measurer ; John Alwaise, <lo ; John J. B. liowan, ilo. Tlie removals in the Naval office are going on with vigor; yesterday ten jiersons were discharged, viz: Henry Strong, James Tallmadge, K. Hyde, Timothy Daly, wm. P. Han.ford, J. T HalJett, chsries Holt, jr., Patrick J Devino, Itoscwell liraves, Hard her. Catchpenny News,?A i*-nny pa|>er yesterday? our res|iected conteniirorary, the .Van?made a great flourish about certain news received Irom the Pa cific. We published all the material part of n three weeks ago, and some of it three days ago! Diplomatic Movements.?The Right Honorable Kichard I'akenham, H. II. M. Minister at Wash, ington, arrived in the city yesterday afternoon, and occupies apartments at the Olobe Hotel Htka.m .Ship Marmora,Capt. Page, for Liverpool, Gibraltar, and Constantinople, will sail at 10 o'clock this morning. Theatricals. run Theatre.?We hail witb pleasure the return of "the legitimate" to the board*. Melo-dramatie pomp has so long vitiated the purity of taste, as only to lead addi tional /est to the enjoyment of those who, in the stage, recognize but "the mirror of uatuie," her sentiments and psychology. Throughout tho whole range of the drama there is no tragedy better calculated than " The Homester" to develops its noble purposes, and none more fully metes out the terrible retribution of even a single passion, when expanded to vico. The tascinatious of gambling, its growing excitement, nourished by suc cess, but hardly neutralized by failure?its absorbing influence, to the exclusion of all resolve aud melioration, and its appalling close in domestic misery and desolation are here painted with a master hand, and present a wide field lor the histrionic powers of tho artistes who select ed it tor their re-introduction to an American audience. Mis. Kean powerfully and with perfect truth persona ted Mrs. lleveriey. Her appearance alone, in the first scene, even unaided liy her subsequent forcible action and elocution, bear ample testimony to tho ravages made on the h.-art and happiness of the devoted wile, ltopellcd on the one hand, by the reckless career of a husband, yet attracted to him by that devotion vice cannot eradi cate, which converts the humility of the sulferer into the triumphs of the heroiue ; and, on the other, tempted by the baseness of a licentious villain to barter honor fo'r safety, now the only treasure left her amid domestic ruiu ?trying us weie these feelings and situations to the powers of an actress,yet lelt nothing to be desired on the part of the most fastidious. Her calm " I don't believe it," te the slander upon her husband's fidelity, told more now cifully, and showed the more finished artiste than had it been urged with more elocutionury nerve. Mr. Kean, from ex|>erience, has gained much ripeness, lie is strong in conception, and, to a great degree, effec tive in delineation , but whether it be from lack of phy sique, or vocal compass, the climax of his paint is fre quently marred. There are flashes of fearful intensity, which expire almost as soon as kindled, either from the above causes, or, perhaps, that lack of inw ard fire which forms the chief inspiration of the actor. He reminded us strongly of hie father in the third act, when he confronts Stukeley and brands him with his villnny. Some regard him as a copyist of his father ; only on the principle, we presume, of converting natural resemblunce into pla giarism. Mr. Dyott's Stukeley was a good performance. His elocution, save a few (also emphases, is natural and taste ful. lie is a valuuhle acquisition to tho corps dramatique. A little less stiffness, aud his bearing would be more graceful. The second act was interrupted by a loud crash. Instantly the doors flew open, and saner qui pent w as the word. It proved to be but some plastering. The groundless alarm of the audience was dispelled, and the performance resumed. To-night Mr. and Mrs. Kean appear in "Much Ado About Nothing." Bowkky Theatre.?The numerous audience which attended the Bowery last night were kept in perfect frenzy by the skill with which the different characters of Julius Ca-sar and Itobin Hood were acted by the company of the Bowery. This ocean of heads had only one tongue to express their admiration at the talent displayed, and all engaged in tho performance shared in tho good opinion of all present. The same plays are to be repeated to-night, aud it may safely be supposed that the house will be as well patronised as it was las1 evening. Castle Garden.?The musical soiree went oil admira. bly last night. The delightful strains of the well selected airs, performed by the orchestra, were such as complete ly to captivate the mind ; and the train of thoughts they suggested to those who listened to them, either within the house or on tho wide piazza attached to it, cannot be conveyed in writing, Those who have never tried it cunnot imagine the power of music on him who looks nature on a still, starry night. If any of our readers wish to try tho experiment, ftioy will liavo a fino opportunity as the performance is to be repeated again this evening. Niiilu's.?Brougham appears to-night in two of his best characters; the pieces arc irresistibly comic?the " Irishman in London," and " His Last Legs." Brougham has the lead now in this lino of business, and ho will keep it. A full saloon greeted the splendid opera " Les Huguenots," last evening. The French company are making a marked impression in this establishment. Our citizens are flocking in from all quarters?thousands of visitors arc now in Now York?and a large sharo ef patronage must reach the best Opera troupe, as a whole, we have ever had. "Les Huguenots" is repeated to morrow evening. The Swiss Bell-Kingers will givo a Concert at the Ta bernacle on next Thursday evening. I'almo's Kthiopien burlesque opera compnnv. have made an engagement at the Museum, Albany. They ap peared last night, for the first time, in the Somum-bull ole. Mr. I'orter, manager of tho Pittsburg Theatre, has en gaged the services of John R. Scott, K. S. < onner, Archer, and I'lumer, for the ensuing season. The original Lthiopiau Serenaders commenced, last night, a series of Conceits, at the Masonic Hall, Phila delphia. The North American Kquestrian Company begin, to night, a series of representations, at Cincinnati. Mr. Murdock will not commence his engagement at the Park until the middle of October. Miss Sarah Kit by is engaged lor the season, at the Bos ton Museum, and will make her ilrhut before a Boston audience, on Thursday evening next. Sporting Intelligence. Crickft Match for fSOO retwekr tiif Pi.avkhs of St OeOKGK'R C'LUH OF PHILADELPHIA AMI THOSE OF THK Philadelphia.?It ii an old axiom?that there are wheels within wheels?so it appears to he with the St. George's Club oi this city. They not only de|>end upon their members for support in great contests as regards cricket, but they enlist others from more distant parts in their endeavors. By this it may be understood that they have some " outside barbarians" to assist them in the success they may have recently ac romplished, such as it is. But others ore not willing to let the palm go thus; they insist on showing where the merit lies. < onsequently, a match was made up for lour of the St. George's Club against the I'hiladelphians. who assisted the St. George's on a late occasion. Con sequently four individuals on each side were selected to decide the matter, which affair come off yesterday on the ground of the St. George's Club, Bloomingdalc road. Consequently tho " prool of the pudding is in the eating." At about a quarter before one o'clock, the parties went in to plav, consisting of Messrs. Wright, Groome, Wheat croft and Bates, on the part of the St. George's Club: fielded by Messrs. It. Ticknor, J. Ticknor, J. Turner, and S. 1) Hudson. The play wns : Wright wont in and received some 70 balls, when he w as caught with leg before wicket, scoring nothing Wheatcroft succeeded : he was in about twenty minutes, when he scored 2, and was bowled out by Hudson. Bates followed, anil in about ten minutes scored one, and then was nowhere. Groome then went in for about thirteen minutes, when Hudson caught his stumps in gallant style, after scoring two. Thus all were out on the part ol the St. George's Club. On the port of the rhiladelphians, Turner took tho bat, Groome howling : he was in about twenty minutes, and scored three, when he was all aboard, by Uroome's bowling in first-rate style. II. Ticknor then took the bat, but not with much effect. In a very few minutes he was run out, without making a single score. J. Ticknor then went in, and played most cautious and beautifully, not throwing a chance away, and was rewarded for his en deavors by scoring nine, when, in a sudden moment Groome caught his wicket. It now stood It against 27. The St. George's then went in for their second innings. Hudson bowled, anil Rftcr about 30 halls, went out by Wright scoring two. Groome succeeded with less luck still, for in about 10 halls Hudson caught his ball, only scoring one. Wheatcroft succeeded, and in a very few balls Hudson bowled him out. Bates went in, and in a short time met with a like fate. The I'hiladelphians winning in the first innings. Thus stood the score:? st. George's ? Lea. Philadelphia**. Wright, c 0 Turner b Groome 0 Wheatcroft b Hudson ... ?I Hudson Ii Groom-) 3 Hates, b Hudson 1 It Tickner r o 0 Groome n Hudson ti J Tickner b Wright. ... 0 Wide Balls 6 Wide balls 12 11 27 The second innings of the members of the St. George's Cltlb was still more unfortunate, notwithstanding en deavors to the contrary. It stood thus:? Wright, b Hudson -J Groome, b and c Hudson 1 Wheatcroft, b Hudson 0 Bates, b Hudson .0 Wide Balls '*.? The I'hiladelphians winning by night in single innings. This will insoine degree account lor the little success ol tne St. George's I lull of this city. It requires no con jurer to say where the merit lies. The score speaks for itself. Port Ofpkk Statistics ? We have obtained, from the General Post Office, the following list of the receipts which have been made uuderthe former and present post office laws These facts may assist in show ing the present operation of the new system. The re ceipts of these post offices are here variously stated some the avnage per week, and others for the whole month of July. In every case they tall short of tho ie ceipts of the former law, hut in venous proportions, as will strike the reader's eye at once : O/?/ rain. .Vein rain Albany SIM per wrsk $26" Boston '/m " :?|U Charleston MK) " . zo" Hartford, Conn m, f .r monlli of juiyV.. . ..'. ij? Lm in a ton, Ky ,,r, in|y, uh New Orleans I.(MSI |>cr week <.',11 New Verb 5,'SHI " .....'. 11,000 Providence :inn " .. . 2WI Rochester I inn Jul; 700 St Loait I Hi nc-k. ...... . mil I /tic I . Kill Jill; <26 Pittsburgh <00 wi-ek 17/ 106 .1,100 Detroit h>o lUrrishurg 700 Mobile 1110 week.. 1*1 N'steliei uo July New llsvee '/hi " i,i/i H tugor, Maine to', f ii I v . HO BiiIIhIo. Htrliinond ,'ijn Week Savannah 'too July IVathinghin I'ninu, .lug. 30. Moyamknsim, F'rishiv ?There are 372 prisoners in the Moyameiising prison at this time )Hfi in the con vict and 3H0 in the untrierl and vignnit department. Tho average number for tU? last year hns bnen Wit ?ach term of the iciileni New Briohtom, Sept. 1,1845. New Era of the Drama?Extraordinary Revival in \ 'lhmtriralt at New Brighton. My Dear Bknxktt:? We are all in a state of indescribable excitement here. The mosquitoes, it is true, have been ex ceedingly troublesome, and every tide has brought to our shores its fresh importation of ill-starred horses, cats, dogs, and loafers, but during the last ten dav- new movement has been originated, and we arc a as hvrly and excitable as a Dutch Jersey-1 man's bed in the middle of" August. Seriously and entre nout?1 know how you can appreciate a gene rous confidence?we arej stage-struck?positively | mad 011 private theatricals. The season has been so excessively hot?ennui | has been so universally omnipotent?the quarrels of the ladies have been so lifeless and dull, that the 111-1 genuity of the few charitable souls amongst us? heaven help them!?has been taxed to the utmost, with the benevolent intent of creating some excite ment, and with such gratifying success-that we are now in u fair way of" raising a breeze"?do excuse the use of one of those classical phrases to which the popular literature of our day and generation has given undying immortality. On the evening ol Wednesday next?may the heavens smile on us mid may Jupiter, who brings whute'er is great. And, Venus, that brings every thing that's fair? shed on us their influence benign?we mean to give an exhibition of private theatricals, which the vigi lant angels must admire, and all the sons of men, so favored as to be present, must adore. We had a rehearsal last night. My dear Sir, when you are informed that my miserable head is now racked by the demon that somehow or other locates himself at the bottom of the third bottle of cham paigns, which pours out amid the social circle its strangely mingled influences of good and evil?o| sentiment, pathos, philosophy, love, blood and mur der, and the devil knows what, you may, perhaps charitably excuse the incoherence of my description of the scene. But, I must to my task, lam not? let me breathe the laudable uspiration?a man to whose vision scenes of beauty, novelty, fun, philo sophy?have 1 hit on the appropriate epithets, dear Sir 1?can be revealed without the creation of the desire to give them in the chronicles of the times, a fitting, and in some degree worthy place. Help me then, spirits of poetry and beauty to describe our rehearsal. The play chosen by us for representation

is the " Rivals," written by one Sheridun, a very passable wit in his day; so my dear friend. Miss O'Shaughnessy tells me; and, from such lips?so ruby, pouting, and amorous?nothing but truth can proceed. " Sir Anthony Absolute"' has been, alas ! 1 must candidly inform you, rather unfortunate in his representative. He is a tall, clownish, gawky fellow, with a singu larly plebeian "mug." Nature intended him for a ploughboy, but his respectable progenitor, having by meritorious industry in the green-grocer line realized some twenty thousand dollars, " ,<ir Anthony " has set up lor a gentleman. Dear sir, you have a keen perception of the ridiculous?I do wish you had seen our " Sir Anthony" make his ap pearance on our miniature stage. II is washer woman, unfortunately, perchance by malwe pre pense?genius, you know is ulways subject to evil influences,?had neglected to deliver his linen on last Saturday night, and " Sir Anthony'' strutted on with a very suspicious buttoning up of his coat, and in fact, in the second act the ignorance and conceit of the fellow were so conspicuous that I laughed outright, and I really never heard " Sir An thony" deliver, with greater enthusiasm, the aflec. j tionate remark? "Pis false, sir, I know you aro laughing in your sleeve: I know you'll grin when I'm gone, sirrnli ! Said i,?got to voce,?taking the part of the " tain" tor the nonce? Sir, I hope I know my duty better. Sir Anthony looked daggers at mc as I sat quietly in a remote corner of the room?I am a modest man, j niy dear sir, as you have, of course, already perceiv ed?and, flying off at a tangent, he disappeared from the stage. But now, my dear oracle of fashion, 1 must say something of " Captain Absolute." After all, Idon'i know that 1 should. He is a dry goods clerk from Catherine street. Need I add another word to the de scription 1 Yes, it will be complete if I quote an ex clamation from the third act, which the author puts in Ins mouth?" Impudent scoundrel !"?".Sir Lu cius" is a tavern-keeper. " Faulkland" is a | broker's clerk from Wall street. "Acres" is | a druggist, who has just o|>ened a store one of the avenues. "Fag" was formerly a waiter at the Astor House. "David" was engaged a twelve month ago in collecting advertisements for one of the Irish papers, but both, by a fortunate speculation last season, have realized something handsome, and are thus enabled to figure at our fashionable water ing-places?really, we are very fashionable here? cuu't you see that Iront my description, tame nnd dull as it is I But now, my dear sir, I come to talk of our female performers. Oh! how swiftly glides the pen as it enters on this part of my task ! Our "Lydta Languish" is an angel. Such an eye, my dear Bennett ! And then she so provo kingly manages to disclose an ankle, such as Dow ers?only think of such a clever fellow coming from the city of |>ork !?such as Dowers, I say,?there now, see how I violate all old Blair's rules of rheto ric,?would have delighted to copy in insensate marble, but which !? will you let me, that is??I will now immortalize in your columns. "Julia" is iter fection. 1 dare not trust myself to describe her. " Mrs. Malaprop" may, indeed, so far as she is con cerned, say? "I am delighted witli the scheme ; Never was any thing better |>crpetiated." But our petite eouper after rehearsal! Ah : could I but dare to describe these scenes! Blancurd, need I tell you, is a prince ol the cuieine?Kitchener and L'de are fools to him, will you believe me? 11 yon don't, will you believe Miss Lydta Languish ? She is an authority let me tell you, and the first otlicial dinner that she gives after her approaching es|>ou sals?we know some things here, we do,?will establish her intelligence in these matters, else we are egregionsly mistaken. However, let me drop the curtain for the present. On Thursday you will hear from me, for 1 have been fortunate enough to obtain a card with the following inscription:? tynnnnnnnnonnttfirinnnnfi PRIVATE THEATRICALS. 2 NEW BRIGHTON PAVILION. c Admit Mr. . c w T. Williams, Secretary. | ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Let mc subscribe myself, your devoted Iriend and admirer, No Matter Who. Movement* of Traveller*. The season in too far advancing lor forward, nod too early for retrograde movement* in the travelling depart ments, consequently tho hotel registries furnish lint s slight numerical alteration Irom yesterday's returns. Nevertheless, we find many who will he recognised hy anxious friendi. We found at the? Amkbicais?1 11 Strong, Washington. J. M. Hart, N. J.; J. H. Benedict, Tarrytown ; W. C. Smith, (Jeo ; (? II. Livingston, Montmorency ; L. I). Walsh, 1". S. A. ; Id K. Howell, K. Kyder West Point ; J. Clarke, Ky: L. (I. ltaymond, Philadelphia; C. V. Jackson, do ; W. A. Keyes, W. Klorida ; II Spittleiield, Baltimore. -Countess Sarah Itomford, Miss KmmnKom ford, l.oudwu , Mr. McKen/.ie, do . K. I). Kedticld, Conn ; J. II. llucklin, llaltimore ; Saml Pleasants, Philadelphia; Mr. .1. Keyhead, Baltimore ; A. 11. ? oleman, New Or leans ; Owen Baldwin,Baltimore; T. Ilanington,Boston ; T. A. Neilson, Albany; W. llur.l, t liarleston ; < H Thayer. Boston ; P.. Stevenson, do ; K. Knights, spting field ; It. II. Sampson, Ky; T. A. Itulcen, Albany . W. Hunl, < liarleston ; K. Stevenson, do; P. Pheni, Plnlad J Battle, Haltirnore ; N t?. O >rdon, i leveland ; C. Hart well, Itichmond . J. K. Itieves, Pittsburg ; \la]or< apers K. Klorida; Mr. liegent, do, < . w Richmond, .Mr. Den mon, Pensacola ; A. K. t larkson, Wisconsin; Ino Kn derson, Richmond ; W. S Wood, Syracuse ; II K Wa nig. Jacoh Paul, W. IV Nile, I hiladclplna ; W. Mellow all do ; II. K. Walker, Va Kssissi.ix.?K. I asseo, S W. Morrison; Klorida. R. B.Simmons, lioston; J. Hammond, do.; Jaines Lades, Klias Payne St. Louis; A. V. Bingham, t leveland; .1. I Hamilton, It I ; Oeo A. Katchum, ('. W. Itugsley, (liarleston, O. 11. Penns, ( sonde. Major! oselo, /noes villo; t >eo. It. Rogets, lioston. J. Rhodes, Marseilles. tti.oBv..? W. McTervish, Italtimoie; It Howe, Rich'd Pakcnham, Washington; T. J. Harris, N. ().; K. He Boioe, St. Thomas; Jno. Mtttinell, do. I low a a i>. J Crosby, Phila.; It. Jefferson, N O ; It W. lie lek, W. Hoe/., Zancsville; W. P. Poster, Ohio, Pi. 15. Dickenson, Geo., lam?> M. Young, do.; t ol. Unity, P'lorida; W liokar, Phila ; J I . Hamilton, Rutherford J. S. Jenkins, Salisbury, W Porter, t anads, S Phillips. Canada; Ino Melton, Tmin.; N II. Bradford, Phila. A Maniac in I'kini kmn?A crazy man, calling hmiwll Went/, a tailor l?y trade, vvaa wn title ring about this plne.e the greater pait ol last week, tin P'ri day he went into a tailor's shop and got a razor to shave himself with. After he had shaved?no one happening to be present, he <et to woik to cut his throat lie made several gashes before he was noticed, no one of thorn fortunately, being deep enough u tube his life. The wonndi were properly dresiol. and neat d?Y M WM ??fit to .Morotr Jail lor safe keeping.?Prfnrelen FPTKg. I 'rittSLT?**! ?? tnt wm. IheU S. Store-ehip Lexington, Lieut. Ellison command.ng, w.ll M1| this horning for Aransa, Jhy, Tex^ wul, a detachment of aoidier. fro,,, the io 500 S' 'n'ttmry <o o(W men, the whole under the command rf Majors Irving and Whiting. * All the munitions of" war, provisions, clothing C", ",'cess?ry for uctive service in the Held accom l?uiy the detachment, together witli a large supply ol muskets for any extra troops that may require them i n ",en ?",1,OBI"? thia dra<'[ are a stalwart set of fellows, all in excellent health and fine spirits and w?th the fullest confidence u, the gallant and m rienced officers a, their head. We eonst^ Zm as about a fair match tor five times their number of Mexicans. They have our best wishes for health prosperity, and a glorious campaign We have sent a re.airter from this office to the sea. of operations at Aransas, in Texas,who will kee,? us constantly and correctly advised of the movents ol our troops in that quarter, and of the affairs gene rally between the lf??ed States and Mexico, as,hey tranHpire inTexus. y\ Collin, Auir iKi? I War Spirit of the Wut-Troop. for Serrice "or Emi. gratia w. The rumor of war with Mexico has eron?o i , citement in this State, which has been gredualiv'!, **' sing until a perfect war fever seems to >.ov? "i among the people of every class Th ? , spread lew day. hnco tliat ten thouiami vtI" recolvo'1 ? to invade Texascause 1 an un. ..?iT" Were abo,1( rations had been going o MmetlL Pr?>P? 8?uri Artillery," "JacUoT Guards " t WX "A,is" would render good service in 1,.call?a uP?n, the above companies was held a div nr t i m?cting ol I view to a new organization an h Vn? 8mce' with " men were elect Jofficer?"-?0,, s v n?W,"B, K,e"tle John Re^ff8. Lieut ( olon?|. v ; ? Colonel; Peter afjbirj ?q?aiter"ffitor'Tp M^r' tutit; J. B. Burbbait.ro s?,.~ ? vv'll'"iiis, Adju Bohemian, Surgeon mm jL 1, '} J,0,,\ William V. S. lain. The roaimenV u ui . ,<obolt 0 Blenis. Cham new officers" three hundrad'men*1" ""V** un',?" themsclvoN as volunteers for Santa FeVI. 1 J f"!'1'"0'1 peeling an order to march uu 1 V uro "ally ex a? etas true; but certain it is that u'niesTthew h"'' nmy "ot bp soon, the regiment will move towards 8Mt.n!!trUi0,io?8 character of emigrants; their camo ? m?- 0 ,u lhc now being prepared and it i- * 1, ? ? ??(lu.'PPage, 61c., is in October 'next "toy how ? en"h'rate ceived that coinnanies liuv h '"'ormation has been re on the MiM0u;S? whioh h?" 0rff""'.zod m the towns join the emigrants as above it is esdusafn I th'ejl wisli to are now ready to join arid I hav? . that 600 ,ne" appearances, that Col Bogv*?d?Ub> from I,rese?< to OOP men when he leaves this city It wdll i ' "n'0""1 that oven 1,000 men well aniiin..,!^' f e Perceived stration. Col. Bogy as u militLlt m" "? hn,a1' ,le"ion ami deservedly so ; is intimate I v ? . 8 vc,ry P?pnlar, tary science, ot unquestioned J w'"' He served with no little success in th?R|8"o J>ru,lence and was intrusted with an iinn.?i ? "'ack Hawk war. t'overnor of this State, in what was cln'?in"Imn<1 by U,e war, a civil outbreak wWclTcccumd a f? J ?M?rn,?" ami resulted in the expulsion ofTm. m <ew-voar? ?'nce. State. Lieut. Col KeggI i. ? I Mo"no"s f' om this having been a butcher a?the Centrc "wk?t,nr this city years?is a man of undoubted mm sever"1 undergoing almost any hardships - the other c$'ab,e 01 II..1?jSSSSfllftr Ti'iUo' that be will receive voluntoeri r >' ? K'v?n "otici number have already come lorward a d ?? ?i " larfft" ninud. (Ion. Leo is ul?? ?tt-i.iiih? f J0.'"4;'1 '?? coin Bogy, big destination is Californfo^h^h, s""i'nr t0 ( o1 for aOOO men. it is hanllvS 1*. ' Klvcn 'lotice will bo obtained, though' (ien 1 ? ,blS ,u""bl!' commander, as well as a hinve a^H ,ls, a v?ry Popular having served in the Florida war 1 ' hml|j'"e1 frticer, prised if he succeeded in raising "OOOmen "?i e,fiur deluiite order is received I'rnm \v^ 1 ? e"' who, if no as emigrants. Vhavi 'w,uS,n Z%U"gF"'.WiJ1 may know what is going on in tl,at Me.xioo. It is generallv h.Piovi i .1 . . ,Ul regard to ments have been mude at the in 1 ?b?ve move ties at Washington, as I know "hat r^R ""i a"tll0ri assured from the highest authority bet;11 be furiuslied by the tiovcmnient to 'a l l lcy Wou,<1 yet much secrecy has been ni. ?.! 1 bls enterpnse, I The head qua.teis of Uen 1 ? n'' ,he b,"ii"^ - hotel kept by Mrs Dow lino- iv 1'iesent at the larire the AmeK flag. I & Ttb^h0? ?^^ch wavc' which is crowded with iiersons preparhi.r t!^8 eVenin ( the worthy ladv nf iL Prcpanng to emigrate.? m,,ch spirit into tile ari-angeni!?i??s,een'e-? to c,lter with ! a quiet old lady, an^ ?h^?ire of i-e kl,e " ua?'""v l?ci as she told nie speaking ^1 ?'i? ''ecln."<, to animate town, that she "thanked <oSl,?r ? oxc'fen,e?t of the [ once more the spirit ol American H* ?W"8 liParuJ to ?ee 1 01 American patriotism in action" * our,i' ftc. T. K J. ? The first"BattSoMhe "thTtogi"1' A,Ugfa?"> I now on its way from the Detroit ,^4ment 'niantry, | arrived in tlns^ity^oLisbng df l''?""er to Tcxa"' b?ve with the Head K2W'/ " E- K ^ command of Brig, lieneral <iio.n-o f.glnie"t'"'"'er the niimher about IKK) men Brooke. Thoj Lieut. It. K. Marry Asst Comma rV \VoofJ' Surgeon; Ailjt; K. L. Smitbfisaac Lynde Jumes'V i'h ' ( ? < ? Sibley, Captains ? I H w's: 1 I',- 1 h?mpson and ' 'cuts ; 8.H. C,V I ???&''?? U KOS,Cl1' "? l.ieuts. BcnDoel, M. Jtosccrants, *2d Uo?'-Co1- wm i?., State of Texas th? <?;?.. 1 *rtilleij \ elunteers for the volts dullness.' The voLnteenngfor thLT*1 '"t0 iU ,,re of infantryand riflemen i< ^ 7 , ?"r re*"nenU The thunder storm and ra?n ofFrhlTvev y 1 ' brisk,y 0,1 purified the atmosphere and abate la ev.?7'"g. ">mewhat weather is warm ind sultrv .ndf. . r? ,nte""e be"t-tt.e nees. 1 IU,try eno?Rli lor any body 's liusi The yl ,e. 'l'from "'C Boston Tost, Aug ><11 1 he sloop of war Marion 1 ewi? F "r der, camo out ol lhc dry dock or ' cominal1 week, newly armed t.Z ? ^.r"1 Zir X leuve for turdav, to be fitted wdl a ,.?! C" w a8 'lo,'k,", ?? -s "ne "oxer will be ready %^,Ta'fo?rS!ighThe "riga" Police Intelligence. Hki't. I.? Theft of a lioltl IPotch.?A woman named Ann Karley was arrested this morning on n chili-Re ol stealing a gold watch, woi th ?M), from .Mr. Illnir, ot Lex ington avenue. Preparing for a Puff.?A young fellow, who called himself franc ( amero, was this forenoon caught by Mr llcnshaw, a clerk in the store of Jenkins Ik Many, No I iii Kulton street, in the act of stealing 3,000 segnrs, worth ?68. Extensive Hurglary - The premises of Ilemlrickson Si Comhs, Ht Trenton Kalis, Monmouth county, New Jer sey, were burglariously elite re J on Kriday night last, ami robbed of a large qn mtity of broadcloths, casvimercs, sattinets, alpacas,cii.v .ts, sewing silk, ribbons, nnd othei silk goods ; also, ii ? I n k of cutlery, Sic., worth several thousand dollars, wiili which the rogues effected then escape. Jlttempt to Hi true Prisoners.?Michael K.gun was ar rested and detained to answer for attempting to rescue a piisonnr from policeman Krenoy. Augustus Aduc, alias Otto, was also arrested, and similarly disposed of for at tempting to rescuo Daniel Miller, a prisoner, from the custody of policcmnn William Taylor, of the 8th ward James Wade was hauled up for interfering with officers Nash and Judd, while in the discharge of their duties. Grnml Larceny.?Two men, who gave their names as Garret Van Ilosen anil Isanc ( hancey, were arrested this morning and fully committed to answer for a grand lar ceny, having stolen a bundle of superior pocket knives, with ivory and pearl handles, worth ?3o, from tho store .if W, M, Kslltsad fc I Ot, No. If Csdtt street. The ac cused entered the store incoinnany, ami while tho former engaged the attention ot the clerk, the latter removed a package of knives from behind the corner, which he con cealed and carried oil' They were followed by Mr Hal stead and his dork to William street, where, njion enter ing a store, they were arretted, one of them having pre viously been seen to hand the other a bundle, supposed to base been stolen. The stolen property was found in their possession ; tliey were accordingly placed in the custody of policemen Brown nnd Leonard, who are at t rhed to the ntlioe ol the Chief of Police. A quantity ol knives, inc. kc , worth about ?M, stolen on previous oc casions, have also been recovered froin them. Correction,?On the tilth ult., a notice appeared in out Police Itcports, to the elt'cct that a person named Patrick Shields had been ariested on a charge of intruding him self into the room of a female, and attempting to commit an indecent assault upon Iter person. Tins appears to have been an erior I in- complainant, when called upon to make hor affidavit, confined her charge to a common case of assault. Injustice to Mr. Shields, the correction is cheeifully made. Owners IPanleit?Kor a hay horse and wagon, taken from a man who is supposed to have stolen the same Apply to the captain of the Third Ward Police. An owner is also wanted for a lot of knives and forks, rem nant* of silk- and satins, vest p litems, lihlions, lie. Ap ply to (be i ,'hinf of Police. Death-hut I'isit and Knhhery. While Dr. K, A Hige low, late ol No. 1A6 Kulton street, was ly nig at the point of death, on Sunday the '.ft I nIt, some wolf in sheep's clothing vi-ited Ins rooin and stnlo a gold hunting watch, ol great value, and ?1 JO in money. Fi.onn in (jM iw.sn.? The ruin night before InM pmireil down in torrent.-, necotnpuiiicil with thunder, lightning and hail. Wa learn that tnc culvert leading from Ahigial street to the canal was not ol -efficient ?i/.e to let otf the water which fell on that part ot the city in deed it is a question it the culvert Was not stopped en tirely at one time and the consequence was the neigh burliood whs Hooded. Tho water rose in many of the cellars in the vicinity ol Abigail and Sycamore sts , to Die depth of some three or Ioni leet sometimes entirely to the top. The Breweiv in that neighborhood, owned by ? was tilled with water in the lowei story during a gi eater part of the night The water rose to the height ol four leet or more oil the lower story. At the last Hood that carne Into this Brewery- -summer before Inst- - -the dnoiage done amounted to ?3,1X10 Want it is this time we know not. A dwelling house in this vicinity suffered-so did a foundation tor a new house. There was considerable damage about the comer, all arising Irom the inadequacy d| the drainage arrangements. Four steamboats were driven from thejr fastenings at our landing. We expect to haar af mtce damage having been done ?Gin. Com., ?4wf. 90 City Intelligence. The Past Summer.?Summer hus left us, and we hope with it, ita hot tuu, motionless air, and sultry days. Yesterday wai the tint of Autumu, and wan a harbin ger of bruciug air aud cool breeze*. Afiersuch a sum mer a* we have passed through, the very thought of cool weather, when we "inay walk and not tuiut" or perspire nrolusely, ia on^which make* our spirit* leap with new life, new lioiie, and happiuei*. Now, that we are fairly out of it, we ran look back with some degree of coolues* to tlio days when two ounce hats, white (suits, ice and soda water, were the luxuries only thought of?when the big drop* of sympathetic sweat stood on each man * tace?when each man's futuie hope wa* one of cooler weather. We have examined the list* giving the height of the thermometer for the past summer, and the result of our examination is as follows '.?During the mouth of July there were eighteen consecutive day*, when the mercury ranged from SO" to 97", aud for six of these con secutive duys, the mercury was above 94"?hotter than the same number of days in July, for live years past. In the month of August, the mercury for nineteen days, ranged from SO" to 88". I.ast year, in July, there was but one day when the mercury roso above 88", one other to 87". one to 8.V, and on no other abovo 84". In August of last year, tho mercury rose one day to 90", and on no other above 84". Waahinutonian Mass Meeting.?A great Wasliing toniun Mass Meeting was held in the 1'urk last evening. The notice of it had been previously placarded all over the city. Tho meeting wan ?rgiini/.ed at 7 o'clock, aud Ur. Wilson placed in the chair. Addresses were made by Mr. 8. T. Carey, of Ohio; < ieorgo Mali, F.sq., of Brook lyn; l.elibeus ('hapman, of Jersey city, and others. As there was nothing new ottered, but us the speeches worn the siime in eltect, us those which have been made lit all the Wushiiigtoniuu meetings for'several years past, we made no report of them. There were probably about 1,900 porsons present. Dingle's oaud played several pieces. Military.?The "Scottish Guards," one of our "crack" companies paraded yesterday. They mado a very tine anil soldiorly apneaiaiice, aiid were accompanied by Dingle's splendid hand in its elegant now uniform. The " Guards" went over to Staten Island, aud dined at the Pavilion, where hilarity, sentiment, song, music, and pa triotic feeling made the scene eno of unalloyed eqjoy inent. Capt. A. C. Castle, the indefatigable and excellent commandant of this tine corps, deserves much credit for tho manner in which he hrs organized and drilled this valuable company of artillery. Italian Guard,?The Italian Guard paraded last night, having been to Yorkville on a target tiring excursion. Departure or the IsosrssuKiT Tompkins' Blues. ?The independent Tompkins' Blues, t apt. Baxter, a tine soldier looking militaiy company, met at their ar mory yostoiduy afternoon, marched down Broadway, unit took passage on hoard tho Cleopatra for Boston, where they will ho received by the llestuii l.iglil Infan try, under command of Captain John C. Park. They number in all forty-four. They will return to this city on Friday morning. Row is tiik Bowery. -On Saturday evening,six young men were passing up the Bowery, and when on the cor ner of the Bowery and Kiviiiglon streut, a mini camu out of Albert hose's porter house with a gang of rowdies, who loll on and beat the young men with clubs ami stones. Several policemen were standing near, hut made no interference. A warrant has been issued for Bridge. Impudence or Drivers.?Yostcrday morning about 10 o'clock, an oyster cait was stutioned for about five min utes directly on the crossing at tho corner of Ann and Nassau streets. When told to move on, the driver in sulted, with harsh epithets, all who spoke to him, until when he got ready ho went oil. His curt was No. 310-2. "Othello's Occupation's Gone.?Good, we hope it is so. Yesterday, in passing sevoral times up und down Chatham street, we noticed that the stores of all the mock auctions in that vicinity were closed, and business suspended. This is pruhahly owing to the fact, that on Saturday the Mayor stationed policemen ut their doors, with lnrge plucaids, printed in staring capitals, with "Beware of Mock Auctions." This plan, wo think, must ho successlul iu breaking up these rascally swindling shops. Despehate Attempt at Suicide oa Murder.?About 3 o'clock this ulternooii, the vicinity of I,aureus and Grand streets was thrown into a stute of excitement, by tho announcement that a poor woman named Canning, wife of Thomas < aiming, u laborer, living in tiie 3rd story of house No. 37 Laurens st., had been found in her room, with tier throat cut und apparently in a dying condition, having lost probubly upwards of u quart ot Mood. Several Doctors were immediately sent for?only one of the nam ber,however,Dr.Dodd or I lodge,thought proper to attend, tho others being fearful that they would not be remune rated for their services. Dr. D., after rendering all the aid ho coaid, took the necessary stops to have her remo ved the City Hospital, where she could roceive the best of medical advice und attention. After having tho wound drossed, she nppearcd to revive a little, when she was questione'l respecting the wound. In reply, she stated in a whisper Hlmost inaudible, that sho had luid an altercation with her husband, and that sho wanted to de stroy herself, bulisequcutly, however, sho intimated that on Saturday last, a female called upon her fur the purpose of obtaining a room, and whom she informed that sho ought to inquire of the owner of the premises who lived quite (near; that she heard or saw nothing more of tho strange female until this morning, when she called ugain, and inquired lor her hushuud; tout utter re maining in the loom adjoining tho one she occupied her self for a short time, which she passed in what she con sidered friendly conversation, the stranger seized a ra zor, and u lew efforts succeeded in inflicting the <1 eadful if not mortal wound, after which sho tied precipitately. On the oilier hand, it may he propor to state, that theie are two entrances te the room in which sho was found; one of the doors w as locked, and the key in the posses sion of the landlord; tho other was fastened with a hook inside; consequently another person could not have gone out leaving tho door fast, except by escaping through a dormer window to the roof. Tho blood stained razor was found behind some bricks in the lire-plnuc, where it iiad been placed by some person, who in conveying it to its place of concealment, had made and loft foot murks of blood oil the lluor. While the fact, that a message was received by the Captain of tho 8th District Police, thai a woman was about to commit suicide, her husband having left a razor with her lor tlmt purpose, with the under standing that if she did nut make use ol it, lie would do so lor tier, adds greatly to this last mysterious afl'nir. Thomas Canning, her husband, who i? employed in some coal yard, had not been found when the reporter left tin) place. Tho unfortuoutc woman hud been eooveyed to the Hospital, and her children, the oldest about ti years old, the youngest probably ti or 8 months, were placed in the charge of a neighbor. Bov Found Drowned.? As a gentleman was taking a walk for a short distance near one of the steamboat land ings on Stolen Island, ho discovered the naked body ot an iiakuowu hoy, apparently about ten years old, floating in the water. Information respecting it was immediately sent to the coroner of Richmond county. Uhakd ok Assistant Aldermen, Sept. 1.- -After tho reading of the minutes of tho last meeting, the presenting of petitions being in order, tho following were presented: The petition ol Superintendent of Streets for increase of'pay?referred. Of Michael Delauey to lie appointed City Weigher?granted. Of dirt cartmen for increase of pay?referred. Of sundry citizens to have Marketficld street opened?referred. Of Peter Keyser and others, pavers, for increase of wages- referred. Of James Radii aud others lor more men tor I look and Ladder Co. No. 3 ?refened. Of Thomas Boyle for permission to transfer the remains ol his two children from one grave to another ?petition granted. Of J. W. Concklin und others to have the oust end of Grand street swept by the 13th Ward swuepeis? referred. Of Jno R. Simpson to ho appointed weigher of anthracite coal granted. Of Mgjor General Striker and others lor the use of Madison Square as a parade ground referred to committee on lands and places. Of llo-e t oiupany No. '24 for additional number of men-referred. Of II. W. Mead to he appointed weigtier of merchandize ?granted. Of Leonard Goslin to have line remitted referred. Of American Institute relative to their rooms referred Ofdirl cartmen of I4lh Ward for increase of piy?referred. From liretnen to nave Wm. Cromwell reinstated a* bell ringer--referred to Fire and Water t ommittee. Votnmunicaiinni?from I oinptroller in relation to includ ing the whole city in the Watch District, and iu favor of transferring the balance of the appropriation for watch to the police?resolution adopted From Comptroller asking a further appropriation for cleaning streets?re ferred. From Street < ommissioner changing the asses sors in certain ordinances?adopted. .^.vtrstmsnfs?for building a sewer in Hudson Irom ( anal to Broome, and through Broome to Vorick streets?con firmed. For building sewer iu '23d street to Fourth ave nue?confirmed. For regulating 33d street from 7th to ?Uli avenue ?confirmed. For paving Avenue C between 10th and 11th streets?continued. There were several other as cssmcnt lists confirmed. The special committee to whom was lelorred tho sub ject ol investigating the cause of the mysterious disap pearance ol a resolution passed by this hoard on the 30th lime last, allowing the erection of booths around the 1'ark, on the 4th of Julv last, reported that said lesolu tiou,having been passed by this Board, was by the clerk, handed to the Sergeant-ut- Arms, who delivered it person ally to Oliver Charlick, Ksq.,the President of the Board ol Aldermen, two hems hctore the adjournment of said Board. Further, that two other papers which were seat hi it a subsequent period of the same evening were act ed upon, while no action whatever was taken upon tho resolution in question. This report was accepted and ordered to he printed. Mr till iiert, of the First Ward, tlion moved that tho second preamble on page 166 of the journal of this Board, having reference to the subject above roterred to, bo expm.ged. Alter a considerable noisy delmlo, the question was biken upon the above motion, which was lust- aye* 3 ; nays III The Board then adjourned to next Monday week, at it P.M. Coroner's Office, September 1st.?CruihtH It Dralh. A man named John Cox, n native of lielsud, about 2 > years old, employed ill a quarry in the vicinity of llipp's Buy, while at work about 12 o'clock to-day, in re moving some stones, a large piece ot lock, probably w eighing 7 or 8 tons, fell down upon him. and instantly crushed him to death. TheCoroner was called this even ing to hold an inquest upon the hody. The Rape * ase.?Q. Hennrtl: Sir?Having ob served in this morning's I If ml,I, under the head of city intelligence, n report ol a rase ol rape, said to hnve been committed by one Alexander Giuliani on a young girl in < hiystie street, your reporter stHtes that the alleged perpetrator of the mil rage is a member of Fire F.ngine ' oinpany No l(>. With equal truth, sir, it might have been said that ho was connected w ith the Hrmtd, as the said Graham is not, and never has been, a member of onr engine. Neither tins he over been in any way whatever connected with our company. NH HOLAH K. WILSON, Foreman. Till'. Coney Ini.anh Mystery.?We have received the following ciuntmtnicittinii, winch Kmmars entn I'li icly lo unravel tin- niyeiery ol tin- skeleton recent ly found in i? sand lull on Coney Island :? On n Mr.Ni>, Aug. 31, IN4-> Mb. Jams* W Caorsev, Ksq. Nih : I related lo my lather yesterday, the circuit stance respecting the hones found. and the impiest call*'' at f'oney Inland, near vonr dwelling. tin stated to that some forty years hark, at the time when tieorge Van Nuy?cK' father was coroner, that he and M?.i,,r Johnson, (of whom he has perfect recollection,1 together with ten others, were summoned together there, on the very spot where those hones wete found, to hold aa in iptest on a man supposed to have hcen drowned from oil heard of a sloop belonging on the Kut of tms island 1 remain, with respect, vouri, lw., lAMtfei* i> iThrxfiR