Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 14, 1845, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 14, 1845 Page 2
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iVEW YORK HERALD. >ew lurk, Suiiilay, UicrmlM-rH, 1845. NEWS FOR EUROPE, BY THE STEAM SHIP CAMBRIA. '(lit1* ambria will leave Boston 011 Tuesday, lor Liver pool, an J her letter bags will close in this city at half past J oViock to-morrow afternoou. 1 his steam picket will take out some very important intelligence, affecting our relations with England. All classes in hurope aro now onxiously looking lor the litest news from America, and the document* la'ely published relative to Oregon, particularly the last letters of Messrs. Pakenham and Uuchanan, will be read with the greatest interest. It is our intention to give the fullest expression to the opiuiou* and feeling 1 on the subject in this country, in the Minting and Evening Herald of to morrow. The latest intelligence IrOm Washington will be given in the latter edition. The Evening Herald will be ready at two o'clock in the afternoon, with accounts of the markets to that hour. Ilolyday Herald. in the course of a week wo shall issue our Annual Pic torial Sheet, aud it will be the most splendid artair of the kind ever got up on this continent. It will be embellished with over a huudred spiendid engravings, graphically ropteseuting all the great oc currence* which have happened during the last year in all parts ol the world. It will, emphatically, be a Daguer reot)pe History of the World for the year 1S15. Agents are lequested to send in their orders. Our re ail prico will be sixpence a copy. In the World at Pcacc? 1 list justice is not done to America in Europe, we all admit; that our institutions are not apprecia ied, that our manners are misrepresented, that our policy is calumniated, that charges ol ambition and of a grasping spirit are continually made against us, all seem to adnut; and, as if by necessity, a portion of 1 he press pretends to make an outcry against all this injustice. 13ut what are we to think of the candor and honesty of such journalists in pretend ing to join, when the occasion otiers, the patriotic hurra against our European calumniators, while iiiey themselves are our greatest calumniators at home f How can such renegade spirits arrogate to themselves the honorable name of American journ alists, while they do not represent nor even under, stand American principles and feelings ! We huve been led into these reflections by the careful obser v itions we huve lately made of the course of certain pseudo-American journalists in this city and else where, upon the questions springing up within a few dav* past, upon the foreign policy of our govern ment. The great cry of these men has been Peace?Peace,"?"let us have peace; honorably, if we ctm?but if not, at all events and any how, let us have peuce." Now these men,?we were going to say, argue?but of argument they are altogether incapable,?these men talk, and fume, and rave, as it all the world and all the other great powers of the world, except the United States, were at peace and were the friends of j>eace; and that we?we, the peo ple ol the United States?were guilty of aggression, and were disturbers of a general peace, in our grasping views upon Texas, upon Oregon, upon California, and perhaps upon Mexico. To bay nothing at present upou the absurdity of sup posing that, while the powers of Europe are to be permitted to aggrandize themselves and extend their dominions without bounds, yet it is forbidden to America to become greater than she is?to say nothing of such a gross inconsistency, let us see how tan: is true, that the world, as these journalists would lead us to infer, is at peace, and that the Uni ted States, under their new and bold President, are guilty, by their foreign policy and measures, of dis turbing this supposed happy condition of things. What are the facts ? The undeniable fact is this, that, of all nations of the world, at this present time the people ot the United States are the moit |*:ace ' ul, whil" most if not all the o.her great powers are, .nd have been for a long time, incessantly engaged . 11 we r. Of all nations in the world the United States Have meddled least with foreign States; and, wh ile .ill i he other powers are seeking to aggrandize them selves, and., to extend their territory by hostile ag ,*ression< and the subjugation of unwilling people, sue is the only power which has never sought and -lever seeks to acquire a foot of territory by force of rms ; and of all the vast domain of our great Con federacy over which the star singled banner waves, not one foot of it all is the acquirement of force or bloodshed ! No other nation can say this ; and yet Europe cries out against us that we are ambitious, ^rai-i ing, etc., and the whig journals in this country loudly echo back the reproachful cry. The accusers, however, who raise the cry against us are the guilty l-arry, and while they kindly and gently (by theiror khiis here) urge upon us the duty, the excellence, the loveliness, the advantages of peace, they themselves are at tins moment of time the practical and unjust violators of it. Peace in the world, indeed ! Wh y it only is in America where it may be said there is peace Look at the three great powers of En rope, whom all the others follow with due subser vience- England, France and Russia. Is England ?t peace 1 Is she uot daily engaged in subjugating new provinces, and adding them to her already overgrown empire in India T Is this her peace ? Ha? she not her fleets and armies in China, only taking a little rest after shaking a peaceful empire to its centre, and waging a sanguinary warfaie against her ? Is this her peace 1 When has she been at peace ! It would be difficult to answer that ques tion And when has she been satisfied, and ceased to add to her dominions ! That too, it would be dillicult to answer Then let us look at France. For fifteen years has he be, n engage! in a cruel, fierce and san guinary war of aggrandizement against the poor and simple Alalia metans, the pastoral Arabs of Alge ria; and this bloody war, in which people have been exterminated with fire and sword, and whole tribes, '?< all iges and sex, smoked to d?ath in holes and caverns of the earth, appears only at its banning Is this peace ' Then, again, behold these two ,?wen together?see them, with their combined forces, car rying the war into our own western hemisphere, and taking part in the feuds of contending republics, ->??? I" ranee chastising Mexico, plundering her of a tribute?see her again seizing upon the power of ?ue Sandwich Islands. Is this |?eace ? East of all let us turn our eyes to R118(,ia) t(|e o[ theJ three powers, and the most warlike. II0w long has Russia been *t peace, or when has she given symp tom. of satisfaction, and led the worl/J to expect an end to her aggrandizement 1 Is the annexion of the vast kingdom of I>o|?nd a mark of peace 0r a proof of her moderation ?-an annexation begun with blood, continued with violence, aud only yet subsisting by the force ol bnyonets and fetters' is 1? ,,e"c* 1 Ifl th' vindictive and horrid warfare ao long carried on against a brave and free ,?0ple' >n the wild fastnesses of the Caucasus, and null raging with fierce intensity?is this peace ? On viewing all these things calmly and consider y, we t- i 1 f 111 be Ini to the conclusion that the commonly received opinion that peace reigns in the orl'j, ir founded on error; also, we may be led to one*we ^w-which a in great European (towers are n?ver to be trusted?that th^o . 1 lu r ,1 | - ' are insatiable in ambition, reckless ?t the |,|?od of nations, and attack the harmless and innocent whenever they dare. That while they talk to us ol ? arp ()u. '!' *nd they would circumscribe US in narrow limits, they put no bo|Jn(Jg license ol their own aggrandisement. Law< oiirts -Our courts werT^nerally engaged in arguments yc derday, as by previous notice.^! all canes which have hitherto engaged their atten tion are ye- in transitu, and verdicts are still held in reserve. . (>n Monday we ho,* i? present many interesting and the verdicts which f?Mow their full adju ill cut ion. Grand Fj.are-up in the Native Party?The native party is in its death-throes?the voice o.~ wail ing is arising trom its midst, and its more respecta ble and intelligent members are seeing very plainly the entire futility and ridiculousness of the party plans. Within a tew days past the storm, which has been so long brewing, has broken out. The gene ral executive committee and the leading editors of the party are at loggerheads with thosewho have done all the d irty work, and the latter promise in a few days to come out with an expoti of the political ma chinations and intrigues ot the former, and threaten to goon their own hook, clear ot party traces. This e.ipofe will be an exceedingly rich and funny artair, and will be a very interesting chapter in the mystery of partyism. With the death ot the native party, the religious factions will cease to exist. They were called into life a few years since by the hot-blooded zeal o' Bishop Hughes, at Carroll llall. This created an Irish party, and the native party, which immediate ly arose, was but an anti-Irish party. Like the Kil kenny cats, they have eaten up each other, and with their death our country will cease to be cursed with that worst of all phases ot pariyism, the religious. American Affairs at the Sandwich Islands.? | The American residents at the Sandwich Islands have addressed a memorial to the President of the United States, relative to their grievances. The memorial, after stating that on their part the memo rialists have conducted themselves as good citizens, ] acting in conformity to the laws of the country, ! states that their rights have ju>t been respected, while privileges granted to other foreigners have i been denied to them: that for nearly two years past, j the government has been usurped by unprincipled ! men, the laws changed and rendered obscure and j unintelligible, and the court9 and juries mere tools in the hands of these men. Americans have been threatened with confiscation if they did not swear allegiance to the King of the Islands; merchants, i for not patronizing the government newspaper, have I also been th reateiied severely; and American busi- , ness has been cramped and embarrassed. The : American agent, and also the commissioner, have been grossly insulted, and American property is without protection. The memorialists acquit the native rulers of blame, and charge foreigners as the cause. They state that Americans are the most numerous of the foreigners there, and yet are with out protection; while the British have always a ship of war on the station to protect their tew subjects; they, therefore, request similar protection. The memorial concludes with a prayer that their complaints may be investigated, their wrongs re dressed, and American honor be vindicated. It is i dated Aug. 27, and signed by the American resi dents of Honolulu, Sandwich Islands. Musical.?The taste for musical and operatic j performances has never been greater in this city than at the present time, and during the last tew months. Among the fashionable classes, in particu lar, and from thence through the whole range ot society, has this musical revival had effect. The German opera has been successful beyond the most sanguine expectations of its friends. The extraordinary success of Leopold de Meyer, i has also been an example of this. He is the master pianist ot the age, and his success must be attributed to the discriminating power which New Yorkers possess, united to his great merit. There has been , of late considerable inquiry in regard to this great artist, who was so unfortunate, as just in the heig t of his brilliant career, and when the anxiety ot the people of Boston had reached its highest pitch, to injure one of his fingers, which incapacitated him from giving them the long-looked-for treat. We are happy to be able to say, however, that he is fast recovering, and will soon be able to gratify the wishes of the Bostonians. He is looked tor in New York with great interest. Mr. Templeton has probably been more successful than any other vocalist who has ever visited this country. After a brilliant career in this city and at the East, by which he must have bagged $10,000, he has left for the Southern States, and will not return here for several months. There has, how ever, been some little difficulty of late between Mr. Templeton and the gentlemen who assisted him at his concerts in this city, who say that they were not treated by him in a proper manner. The Irish Emigrant Society, also, who were negotiating with him for a concert for their benefit, also cemplain of his ill-treatment. The nature or cause ot these ; complaints we do not understand. Mrs. Mott's career has thus far been successful, and promises to continue so. She has been de lighting the Bostonians, but will soon return here, from whence she goes to Philadelphia. On the whole, the friends of the musical art, in all its branches, may congratulate themselves upon its present success throughout the country. Mtdlcal Matters. The prosperity of the medical colleges in this city, is one of the signs of the times. The ol d rt gtm* is passing away, and a new dispensation is being received. The theorists mun give place to practical men-and hence New Yotk, which can illustrate every disease to which human flesh is heir, better than aay other city in America, is now fast becoming the focus of medical instruction. The thousands who are continually flocking to the various hospitals, dispensaries, andcliniques, tor medical and surgical aid, open an unrivalled practi cal school for the medical student. Thai every facility, consistent with the safety of the patient.should be afforded to students at all our public medical institutions?first, from motives o t humanity; and secondly, from those of interest no one will question. The community, all over the country, are now demanding ot the young scions ot the piofession a familiarity with disease, only to be acquired at our public institutions; and it is not a little thing, even for this big city, that medical stu dents are now annually spending hundreds ot thou sands of dollars among us. But with all the advantages presented, greater facilities might and should be ottered. At the New York hospital, the regulation which debars stu dents from visiting the same wards daily, is a bad one. After 1st January, last year, it whs custom ary lor the physician and surgeons to allow the stu dents to accompany each of them twice u week ? lT there w*re a case in the surgical ward in which a student became much interested, and wished to watch its progress daily, lie could only see the pa tient twice a week. This is evidently bad; for it is of little use for any student to run through a dozen wards in a day, catching only a glimpse of the pa tients. lie wishes to select those which will illus trate the diseases he is now studying, and to follow their daily progresp. observing all the symptoms as they rise, and watching the ettects of the remedies prescribed. This could not be allowed last year it should be this. ... ?? L The gentlemen who had charge of the dispensa ries last year, were far from being as obliging to studeutu us 'hey had a right to expect. The writer ! of this called a* one of the dispensaries, and polite ly requesting the privileged listening to the exami nation of patients and seeing the prestations, was iouj that the regulations of the dispensary did sc'. allow it, 'hat he must retire. If such be the regulations, they should be at once changed; for medical students must lezrfl either by seeing the notice of others, or by practising themselves on Their patients. Whether it be better for tuff com munity tha; students should <*ome thousands oj nules at an expense of hyndreds of dollars, to find that the practical opportunities fpr studying disease, which nnght be enjoyed here, are he milled round by every conceivable barrier, or that every possible fa cility should be afforded to them, those wno have I the autiiority in regulating these matters must judge. Tyro. Ii*coRRW!T.--The New Orleans papers of the 4th instant, state that the steamer Tetegragh, Captain Pennoyer, has beeii lost with all on board This may create unnecessary alarm. The Telegraph had been ashore, but got off and is sate. Tf.xas Emigrants.?The JVatchitoelu* Chronicle, of the 22d ult., says:?"Within the last month, be tween and a hundred familiei havepa??e- through this town, to Texas They are principally from AlaU ma. They crowed from the Miitinippl It Natchez &on Rodney. We learn from dome of thorn that they will noon be followed by a hundred other familie* from their immediate neighborhood. Whenever our navigation open*, we may expect to xee our *treet? every day thronged with emigrant*. They aeera to be people of xubitaiice Their flue tenma and carriage* indicate their ?landing in their former hornet." Important front Mexico. There were several arrivals at New Orleans oil the 2d and 3d instant, with advices from Tobasco to the 19th, and Merida to the Stli ult. Advices from Vera Cruz to the 7th, have ulso been received at New Orleans. The inteligence is very important. [From the New Orleans Tropic, Dec. 3.] From our tiles ot Havana papers, received yesterday by the Titi, we gather some particulars not before given, we believe, which, if at all to be relied on, throw new light upon our present relations with Mexico. We tiu<l them in the I>iai io Je la Marino ot the 14th ult. That paper, after alluding to its previous notices of the intelli gence received by the steam packet from Vera Cruz, goes on to state that persons well acquainted with the secrets of the Meticaii Government, say that proposi tions to that Government have been made "by our Consul at the city of Mexico, to settle the boundaries of the two countries (the annexation question being considered set tled,)in the following manner: -The United States to pay an indemnification of $4 or $6,000,000; their boundary line to be the Kio Bravo del Norte, including part ot the States of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, Chihuahua, and New Mexico, together with the city ot Santa Ke. The Vera Cruxano gives tho following statement of the lose of ter ritory by Mexico under such an arrangement.The whole of To . as?21,000 square league* ; Chihuahua?out of 31,636 square lnagues, she will lose 3,600 . New Mexico ?out ot 11,000 do, she will lose 6,000 ; Coahuila?out of 6 .-CO do, she will lose 1,176 ; Tamaulipas?out of 6,400 do, she will lose 2,300. Total loss, 34,076 square leagues. The writer of the letters from Vera Cruz does uot believe that the Mexican Government will accede to such a such a proposition, at least, not for so small an indemnification at f l or $6,000,000. It is also stated by the sumo authority that propositions have also been made for the acquisition ol New California. The boun daries would in that case be?the River Gila, which unites with the Colorado near it* mouth, and emptiei into the Gulf of California. This stream runs almost due west from the Ilocky Mountains, through the State of Souora. Ttiis acquisition ot territory would give us the harbors of San Francisco, Montery and San 1'edro. We give the above speculations for what they are I worth. [Fxom other New Orleans papers.J The schooner Laura Virginia arrived yesterday from Tabasco, whence she sailed on the 19th ult. We make an extract from a commercial letter with which we have been kindly favored Tabasco, Nov. 9, 1846. We are glad to say that 'he revolution which broke out here on the 31st of June last was finally quenched on the 28th of September, when this provinco again returned to its allegiance to the supreme and general government ol' Mexico, and we now enjoy perfect tranquillity. Logwood continues in good demand, particularly for New York a: d Liverpool. The last sales have been . made at $6 76 per quintal The Spanish brig Jo veil Gregorio arrived at Havana on the 23d ult., from Sisal, with dates lrom Merida to the 8th. The paper* contain little intelligence of inteiest. The Siglo XIX of Merida, continues its defence of the legitimacy and validity of 'he treaties male by that de partment with the Executive of Mexico in terminating the war which commenced in 1840, this legitimacy and validity being denied hy the journals of the capital. Don Krancisco l'uieda, a Spaniard, was at tho head ot a thoat ical company, giving entertainments in Merida. The papers mention to his credit, that learning the death of a Mexican actor, S. D. Juan de Dios Sagado, he had funeral ceremonies performed, end gave a benefit to the unfortunate family of the deceased. [Prom the New Orleans Picayune, Dec 4 ] Our tiles of papers come down to the 7th of November from Vera Cruz, and to the 1st from the city of Mexico. On the 6th ult. as the Mexican steamship Montezuma was firing a salute, three men were killed on board?we presume lrom the bursting of a gun. The Spanisn brig of war Patriota, frigate Maria Chris tina and another brig were lying at Sacrificios; also the English brig of war Persian and French brig Griffon. The Vera Cru& papers announce the continued arrival of troops in that city from the interior. The motive for these movements is not announced. El Amiga del Pueblo of the 1st inst., published at the city of-Mexico, pours out a torrent of abuse upon Presi dent Herrera anu his Minister*, for their course in acce I ding to any further negotiation with the United States. 1 In any other other country, where the legislative body ' is influenced by any regard to public welfare, they ! would, it urges, be impeached and removed from office. According to this rather scandalous and violent sheet, tho administration consents to part with Texas, with the Rio Bravo for its boundary; to renounce also New Mexi co, and parts of Chihuahua, Coahuila and Tamaulipas. The paper thjn appeals to the citizens and to the army not to tolerate so iniquitous a treaty. Mr. Parrott is de nounced in the most ignominious terms, and Herrera called an arrant traitor for entering into any terms with him whatever. The Jlmigo goes on to say, that on the 29th of October, the Minister ol Foreign Allairs presented himself to the Chambers in secret session, and had the effrontery to read to them let'ers from the American Consuls at Vera Cruz and Mexico, in which a note of Commodore Connor was quoted, which announced that the squadron under his command was withdrawn from Sacrificios, in conside ration that the Mexican Government had agreed to re ceive an Envoy from the United States, who would ar rive for the purpose of settling the boundary between the two countries. And, says the Jlmigo, "the ignoramus of a Minister had the audacious impudence to congratu late the Chambers and the country upon the auspicious event !" This it follows up with a violent appeal to the people to come to the rescue, to i ally under the cry of "Union and War'. War and the Integrity of the Repub lic ! War and Liberty!" These formidable looking words are printed iu yet more formidable capitals, ana backed up with an infinity of gasconade. The Amiga is very virulent in its attacks upon Gen. Arista, charging him wi h acting in concert with the 1 Texans. The Minister of War took an early opportu ' nity of defending the General in his place in tho Cham bers, denouncing the Amigo't assertions as calumnious and scandalous. The latest we hear of Gen. Parades is a letter from San Louis 1'otosi, dated October 20, announcing the tran quility ol the fivo departments under his command. On the 14th of October, Gen. Arista devotes a letter to his castigation of the savages. He pays a compliment to ' Captain Seal and his volunteers for their services in this business, and the government orders public thanks to be presented to ('apt Seal, for said services. Wc could fill our paper with reports to the War Department upon these Indian outrages, and the late success of the Mexi cans in repulsing them. A letter is published from Gen. Arista, dated at Mon> 1 terey, Oct. 9th, reporting to the government an afiray between Capt. Cameram, of the artillery, and a citizen named Prado. The latter had given offence to the sol dier by some libellous newspaper squib, and was chas tised lor his pains. The matter was iurnod over to a mi litary tribunal for examination, &c. <?en. Arista im proves the opportunity to inveigh against the scurrility of the press which has been especially directed against himself and other officers of the army. El Centinela of Ures, of Oct. 3, gives further accounts of the incursions of the Apache Indians,in one of which a conducta going down from Hermorcillo to Guayamas was attacked, several killed and wounded, and a very considerable booty carried oft. Tho government has received Intelligence from IJij rango of consi lerable success against the Indians in that department. In one action a number of the savages were left dead on the field, a thousand horses were re covered from them, ami seventy captives set at liberty. A company of corne lians arrived at Vera Cruz from Cam peachy early in November. The manager was to niart immediately for the city of Mexico for other actors to complete the company, when lio would open immedi ately at Vera Cruz Nenor Don Luis Fernandez del Cnmpo has been ap pointed Governor ol the Department of Oaxaca, in place of Don Antonio de Leon. Tne appointment appears to have given satisfaction. On the 17th of October, Senor D;n Joie Maria Flore* attempted to go tip in a balloon at Zacatecas, but when (fie balloon had gone up about 16 or 20 yards it took fire, and the aeronaut fell out and was dangerously woundt-d. The pies* of Merjdu is insisting upon the establish ment of a light house at Sisal. On the 4th ult., a soldier at Vera Crtijf,.while bathing, was sei/.ed by sharks and devoured. Don Roman Floros, a captain of the army, has Veen arrested and Imprisoned, charged with conspiracy and an attempt to excite insurrection. He addresses a long ap peal from his confinement to the public, denying every charge brought against him Intblmgknck kkom Texas.?We have re ceived h letter from the Parish of De Soto, under date of the 14th November, giving an ac count oT affairs on the Texinn frontier. It seems that the quarrel between the factions of" Regulator!" and " Moderators,which so seiioualy disturbed the quiet el the country last year, has hot yet been entirely quelled. In the early part of October, it ia stated, ono John Wal den of Ilurison county, belonging to the faction of the " Moderators," having heard that his lie was threatened by one of the opposite clau, named Davidson;, of Husk county, anticipated that design, and killed Davidson.? The murder was committed in Snoiby county. The af fair crerted much excitement. A largo party of David son's lriands had turned out to capture YVulden, and 30 of his elm had vuluntee ed to protect him. The result was not known, it Is obvious, adds our informant, that these disorders will continue until the country is brought under the jurisdiction oftlie I'nited States. Vh'. itmg correspondent relates also the following : ? "Oil the twenty eighth day of this moiith(Nuvember,) a young man called Siniondt, only eighteen or nineteen years of age, is sentenced to it* hutig at Shelbftown, county of Mhelby, in Texas, for the murdorof Mr. Tutt. A case of such savage romance is seldom brought to no tice. When arrested, Simonds attempted to implicate two others, but they were soon cleared I roin any parti cipation in the mine Since his condemnation he has made a full confession. Ho protends he fell violently in )0ve wjth Tutt's wife, and came to the conclusion that by making ?a^ vit.' Tiitt he could obtain her. With this idea he luy In wnit for l*e husband in a Hold where he was ploughing, with the intention uf .booting him.? Simonds cut away the bushes with a knile, which he ex hibited, and watched his intended victim plough through two rounds, his purpose failing him each time. Ai Tutt approached the place of his concealment the third time, however, Simonds nred and the unfortunate husband fell, and never spoke afterwards, simonds went to the house ol bin victim and neized and fondled an inlant in luch a manner as to alarm Mrs. Tutt, who ran out only to wit BO's the ^!eath struggle of her husband. Simonds made no attempt to escape, was arrested and speedily put on hi* trial. The community generally, Regulators and Mode rators, are disposed the Taw should take ;ts course." lly recent arrivals we havo dates from Corinjs Chrifti up to tho U4th ult, but oilr correspondents all state that there is not an item of newa worth relating. All was quiet in camp, an I the men were generally healthy, in good spirits, and prepared for any emergency. It would nppoarthat Corpus Christi is increasing very fast in po ouigtjo/i, partly owing to tho number of men who havo been discharged from tho army. New houses are ra pidly going up, and they are even about establishing a theatrical company. J'rotty veil for a place that was but a rancho six months since Dhatu of Mrs. Kociikhtkh.?The Rochester papers notice the death of this lady on Tuesday morn ing. in tha 7"th year of her age. Sh.? was widow of Col. ; Nathaniel liochester, and mother of Thomas H , Henry K , ftud Nathaniel T It or, h ester, of that city. Tn" native* in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Jinve no mi'i >ted B. J. C. Morgan a* their candidate for Mayor. The Late Commoi.ore Er.LioTT.-In our paper of Friday, we announced the death of Coin. Jeu*e D Elliott, one of the oldem officers connected with the American navy, m the sixty-second year of his age He had been a great suHerer for several months past, his principal complaint being dropsy on the chest; but there were some collateral diseases, which were exceedingly painful. For a period of over forty yean, Com. Elliott had served his coun try with fidelity; and, although frequently censured most harshly, by a portion of the American pre**, lor his devotion, or, as it was often called, his slavish sycophancy, to the ruling powers at Wash- j uigton, we believe his acts were generally prompted by honest and patriotic motives. The love he bore } the late President Jackson, frequently led him into ridiculous errors or excesses; and, for his de votion to that great soldier and statesman, it cannot be doubted that he has been more severely censured in high party times, by the whig press,than any other naval commander who has served his country so long and so faithfully. Com. Elliott entered the navy in 1804, as a mid shipman ; and in 1812, we find him on Lake Erie, as a Lieutenant, superintending the naval affairs on that lake, in October, of that year, he gallantly captured two British vessels, the Detroit and Cale- 1 donia, while they were under the protection of the guns of a British fort. Elliott's force was twoboats wS bl men each, the attack was made at.{ o clock in the morning. The Detroit ! j AmenpanHDd had fitty'8ix ,nen' besides about thirty

American prisoners; the Caledonia mounted two guns, and hud a crew of twelve men, and a curiro of furs valued at #150,000. Several attempts were ? i?k reu !f the- latter? but she was finally de stroyed by the Americans, who also burnt the De cJL",TStifX Arf: Elliott had been promoted, and commanded the 'bri* Niagara of twenty guns, 6om. Perry himselfselect ing the brig Lawrence, also mounting twenty L'uns vessels in tne fleet, the whole mounting fifty-five guns; while the British fleet, under the command^ Com. Barclay, mounted sixty-three guns. With the mihifs t t0u ?l4|pe between these fleets, on the 10th of September f ollowing, and its glorious result our readers are well acquainted; and it mar Iih wuli t?ra{ thi" He* ftS U" ^BW.'^rYlat:^ it, at una time. After a well fought battle, the stars kv u'a1 were tnumPhant, ancf the whole of the "Cant F hemWa8, caPlu.red- History tells us that Capt. Elliott particularly distinguished himself bv Ins exerfon and skill." The loss on the side of the Americans was twenty-seven killed and ninety-six wounded total,one hundred and twenty-three-wlule the loss of the British, in killed and wounded wM one hundred and sixty. The rejoicing at this victo ry was every where so great, that ou? principal ci rnmanp ?w,ns were illuminated in honor of it. Of Com. Perry s prowess on that occasion, it is not ne cessary to speak. He fought like a tiger Lid Wa8 exposed to the heaviest of the battle. He will ever 'caVtBost dari'ni*0' hl^co"ntrymen,asone of Amer ica s most daring, and chivalrous, and successful naval heroes. Com. Perry, much to his credit spoke CanfElliott fn ?n?ation of the con^c7 of Oapt. Llliott, m his official account of the battle. Com Ellio!! w?at,?nt ra?, hi?hLin South Carolina, n??! ?, wau ordered to the command of the w k ?n uat 8tat.'on> and there, it was said, h? "l?He himself, at times, a little ridiculous, by 1!!'.ilying himse,f t0? clo8e'y and too zealously lT,l m?LUrn,0n,l!ar,y- ti ie ship Wjs the Boston. S Woodshed <1Uttrter Were ,ucki,y titled with 8everal years Com. Elliott was in command of the navy yard at Charlestown, Massachusetts where he niade himself obnoxious to the political enemies of President Jackson, by causing to be Placed on the boy of the frigate Constitution a bust of that popular old fighting cock, which was afterwards mutilated, or cut ofl, in the dead hours of the night, during a heavy tempest, by Captain Dewey, then a resident of Boston. This head was afterwards exhibited at a supper, given by ^hl It w co"?"'"tee" at the Stackpole house.? It was subsequently sent on to Washington, and we I8 M>WirmoSg rubbish in the navy de partment, Mr. Van Buren having conditionally for given the offender. The Constitution having been ordered round from Boston to New York, a new nnr atiYf8^ WdS plac!1d "P?n her bows by one of ever since. CarV"8' M,d she has borne il proudly Com. Elliott, within tlie last ten years, has seen H"cilactlve {,u.ty'.and llas been in some bad scraws. He commanded the Amencan squadron in the Me het'ot^nin'a tW? or,three ye"*; and we believe ?e (jot into a scra(? there, and treated one of his lieutenants in an unofficer-iike and ungentlemanlv manner, for which, and other offences such as h}rYnr8 ?Pur' ?' the '"gate Constitution 'into a sta ble for jackasses and stud horses, he was tried bv a Sin?"1? at Washington, found guilty, and bus ?r Sh[ee year8" H'8 sword was re turned to him, and he was restored to the honors and emoluments of his office, by President Tyler lml?h^wre ft6 tern] of his sentence had expired: and he was afterwards appointed to the command sink * "ayvvardat Philadelphia, in which city lie sank to hid final rest on Wednesday evening r ? ^rn10t conclude this notice of the death of Sas aSHectnlr1 rTemharkIn?. ?hat his character LI f. / i h,s 80Cla' relations he was 2?ar (1' generous, and devoted-his hos pitality was boundless; to his friends, he was true and warmly attached; while towarJs his enemies he was ever bitter and relentless. He was fond of ,he medals and swordB he had received from different legislative bodies, for the vulor he displayed during the last war, on the Lakes. He t0 h" " Cl ?' impulse, and was often in hot water when there was no need for it. His ol nri^H?oS?rCOp jgfS t0.ohl Hickory was decidedly in bad taste; and# for that he received a chaste but im1reiech?i??rf n i?'" that wturdy democrat and Hul if , ,1 ' a1 r?iiny Persons think, to this i day? 'hat the man he chastised in one of the Head ing railroad cars, was hjred to stand th^ caning. We never believed it Our limits will not permit us to enlarge upon this subject. Jt is one of teeming interest? cC. ? s?hes"0 ThTolH1", Ule. 8'ient tomb?peace to his "shes. The old familiar maxim, "say nothing of he dead except that which is good," reminds us deceaseIT%eehBHUllOUS ln our remarks about the deceased. He had many enemies who had but lit ' e conhdence in his courage, and in that respect he su/Jered some, as our quondam friend, Col. Webb does( lie also had many warm friends. If we mis take not, he was Com. ij.irron's second when that officer sU Decatur. His im^tuS r^tlessness and tmprudence, often led him and h^is friends into ^l^"rd perh?Ps the meanest thing Cbm hUiott ever did, was his attempt to pluck a leaf of laurel from the grave of f|,e lior,-hearted Perry, to adorn his own brow ; but now he lies as low as that brave officer. "After life's fitful t#.vnr h. sleeps welland it iad.llicult to ^ell how l,e now fee s, or what he wou.d say if he were permitted to address a crowd of young officers at this time. vk i! B njonument erected to the memory of Shakspeare, jn the church at Stratford, his birth I2i"?S?Tn wl"cl1 ",ould Com " Oood friend! for Jem,' lake forbear To dig tho dint encloied hare th!t ,I'ar8? thase bone. ; And cur? d be lie who moves my bone*." Movement* of Traveller*. The arrival* yeaterday, everywhere, at the hotel*, were even let* numerous than u*ual on a Saturday. We found tho following on the regiitrie*, which form* the lum total. At the Amaiica*.?W. V. Baker, Philadelphia ; J. M. Jonei, U. 8- A.j J. II. Welsh, Huston ; M. rmnney, Newport; J. H. Stoke*, Boiton. AaToa.?W. Horton, Boston; J. Schofield, New Jeraey; K.dward Decherion, New Jersey ; B. B. Taylor, Provi donco : Captain Hunter, U. 8. N. ; Aaa Kan, St. Loui* ; yamuel Noyos, Matan as ; F Stoke*, Ronton; 8. Dorr, Providence A- Day ?nd Dr. Whetton, Connecticut ; I.ouia.Chanen, Rochester; VfTarren, j ansinghurgh ; J. A- Davie*, Bo*to i ; II. G. Rice tqd W. Bonrdman, Reading, Penniylvnnia ; Dr. Carvor, Rochester I li. B Clarke, Bangor; Andrew and Mari*, London ; O. W Cuihing, Baltimore. Citv.?Alexander 8 Johnston, New Vork ; Edward Burbank, Staten Island ; J <me* Power*, Cats kill ; Com modore Reid, U. 8. N.; .lame* Richard*, Boston: Samuel M Johnaon, Boston; W. M. Rockwell, New York; J. j Ha*l>rook, Rondout; Dr. Rutter, U. S. N. ; Weat Wigstt and Joaaph Motley, Richmond, Virginia ; A. Campbell, Baltimore ; Commander Perry, U. 8. N.j Colonel lto**, Roiaville ; H. Parson*, Portsmouth, N. H. KaAtKLi.s.?John Herin, Erie, Pennsylvania ; W. Van derwort, Tonawanda ;'A. Sauger, Boston , D. T. Roger*, i Newburgh ; Solomon Hayea, Albany ; fame* K. Mclr, : New Haven. 1 ' Qi.onr ?Mr. Richardson, Philadelphia; B. H. De Bois, St. Thomas. Howard.?J. W. Appleton: Boaton ; W. Howe, New Bwforil; C.'Burnett, Providence, J. Soywour, Pitta btirghj J. A. l>rowstof, Pourhkeetmie; W. H. Cadmu*, Boaton; B L. Hamden and O. B. wymnn, YlorCester ; W. H. Read, Albany : J. J. Taylor, Oswego; B. Mallory \ New Hampshire; M. Brewster, Philadelphia; Barnes and Hubbard, Boston ; H Tuimage, Bath ; M. Jonea, j Rocheater ; E. Oane?ton, Philadelphia. The New Constitution of Louisiana.?The ! vote (or and against the adoption of the new con stitution of the State was counted yesterday in presence til tJ,o olHcer* appointed by law. The entire vote of the Stat*, with the exception of that of the parish of Caddo, had been received. Th* reault wa*, for adoption, 10,577: against, 1,39.1. Majority for adoption, 10,(KM. The (Jov ?rnor will i**u* proclamation loithwith, announcing the result of the vote, the dissolution of the laat Legialature, and onlaring the election of olfleer* tind*r the i>*W con ftltution throughout the State. -^. 0. Wc V*<- 9- J Theatricals. P*rk Theatre.? Laat evening Shakspeare'* play of the ".Merchant of Venice," waa presented to a large audience at the Pork. This in oue of the moat peculiar worki of the " matter of the human heart," and exhibit* in color* auch a* it can nowhere elae be exhibited, the disposition to graap even the "pound of flash." Mr. Kean'a Shy lock waa a deep, powerful and terrible performance. He be came for the time the very impersonation of unrelenting seltishne**, and exhibited in a powerlul and truthful light the repuhivo but faithful conception of Shakspeare. Mr*. Kean, as the aweet and cunning Portia, was charm '?8?particularly in the trial scene,when, disguised aa a doctor of lawa, she binda Shylock to the letter of the bond. She carried herself with an air of grace and no blenea* which i. peculiar alone to her. Mr Vache, a cs pital actor in his line, appeared as the Duke?Mr. Uvott aa Bassanio? Mr. Bland aa Of.tiano-.Mra. Abbott uh P?" rissaand Mrs. Knight as Jessica. The " Miller's Maid" was played as an alterpiece, in which the younic lady who made such a succestfnl debut as Amanthia, api?ara5 as Phebe. It was a fine performance, characterized by all the artlossness and simplicity which attaches itself to a novice, but at the tamo time a grace and careful read ing that bespeak her. good succoas in the profeaaiou which she has chosen. We should think, as she has been so successful, it was time to reveal her namo. On Mon. day evening we are to have " Ion" again. All who have not seen Mrs. Kean's sweot and truthful personation of this character should not omit the present opportunity. Bowery Tiikathk.?The Metropolitan was, as usual, crowded in its utmoat capacity laat night. "Fazio," that wonderlul creation of the read/ pen o the great and iiis tinguished Milman, in which Mrs. Shaw personated Bi anca, drew down less equivocal applause than we have seen in all her previoua characteiistic representations. Her great scene in the fifth act, whore ahe upbraids Aldu bells for her deep and fixed determination to wrong her of her love, waa most thrillingly and effectively render ed. The Giraldi of Mr. Davenport, and the Bartole of Mr. C. Hill, pleased us and deserves our especial mention. 1'he "Korost ol Bondy," in which Cony and Blanchard, Davenport and others appeared, together with the Come 'dy ol the "Hail Road Station," in which Measra. Collins, Hadaway.and other* of the moat deserving of thia corpt dranatique, sustained charflfctera, concluded the night*' performance. Okrma.i Opera.? Last night, the romantic opera of "Der Frieschutz" waa aguiu performed,.by the German Opera Compauy, to a house equal to the former. We could not but notice considerable improvement in many reapeots, with some changes in the machinery and scene ry, which did great credit to the management. Aa to the singing, it hardly admitted of any improvement, though the voice of Horr Boucher, aa one becomes more familiar with hia singing, appears every time better than the last. 1 hia ia an inlallible test of a good singer?it ia something like the great paintings of Raphael, or some great master, which the longer they aro contemplated, seem to unfold groater beauties, which had escaped attention belore. One of the most lovely and charming parts of this beau tiful opera, is the scene between Agathe and Anchen Mias Korsinsky is delightful in this passage?the perfect ease and vivacity with which she trips along, showa her to be aa good an actress as ahe ia a singer. She was much admired in the aria? "If a youth should meot a maiden. Need sheiun away with tright 7" Mad. Otto was in excellent voice, and was greeted with rapturous applauso. Herr Meyer's acting and singing won for him much ad miration. Hia animated performance of the drinking scene, the music of which ia so delightful and popular, called down, aa on former occasions, bursts of applause. We were glad to soe that the manager has taken our hint, and in the wild and romantic scene of the incanta tion* without in the least diminishing from tho splendor of the scene, has greatly diminished the qnantity of sul phur consumed. The Are works were splendid, and there was an absence of all that disagreeable vapour aud smoke, which accompanied them on the first night's per formance. ? 1 Upon tho whole, we are glad to find that the company i* so well patronized by the public ; they certainly deserve it ; it is auch a performance a* the prince* and poten tates ol Germany may be jealoua of u* in poaaessing. 1 he excellent performance of the orchestra ought not to be passed over without notice j auch a treat has sel dom belore been presented to the muaical world of our great city. Mr. MoonktN Concert.?A grand concert of Irish melody is to be given at the Tabernacle on Tuesday eve uing, by Mr. Mooney, author of the "History and Mu sic of Ireland." Several talented vocalists have volunteer ed their aid, and a number of fine old Irish airs, includ ing many of Moore's finest songs, will bo presented. We have no doubt the enteitainment will be well attended. Mis* Northall will give a Concert at the Brooklyn In stitute in Washington st., Brooklyn, to-morrow evening. Mr. Dempster guve a concert ia Albany on Friday evening. Mr. Murdoch is playing a profitable engagement at the Howard Athenaeum, Boston. Mary Ann Lee, the dan>eine, is in Boston, and will shortly make her appearance at one ol the theatres as La Bayadere. Senor Ribas, the celebrated oboe player, givos a con cert in Roaton at the Melodeon on Tuesday evening atMetthe^*e,"Philadelphia!^ h?""'at tl?> Peanut street atre^'jBaltimore. " tha "olliday Mr. and Mrs. Skerrett made thoir debut bofore a Mo bile, Ala. audience on Tuesday evoning, Dec. ad. The French operatic troupe are drawing crowded B nmt'? New ?r,eans . On the 3d inst. Mona. lireasiani, nnr? in?lV>r2 ' co!??,c ?'>ura' made his first appear ance in Le Hre aux Chrei." He ia highly spoken of. Booth, the tragedian, ia playing at tho Mobile theatre Clara Ellis, Mrs. Farren, and Mr. Fleming, aro at the St. Charlea theatre, Now Orleans ?J",: 8koui? Troupe. There was a large and fashion ,f. .e!!CeP,re,se,"t on the 0=ca8>un of Mrs. Seguin'a ? "'ay atroet theatre, on Thursday even inf.i - .k-1" 1 Cavalier," the first time en t.inmJ!1. C1,ty; .flatteringly received. The enter tainraent concluded with the first act of the" Pojti) lion of Lonjeineau. The audience was larger than on any eve ning since the engagement. Affairs in Havana ?By the arrival froin Ha vana of the Titi, we have our lilea to the 25th ult On the morning of the 3.ith,the last funeral rites wore performed over the remains of the illuatrious l)r D Fr Ilamon Caasaus, Bishop of Guatemala ?nin1'the ev.enin8:of ?'je 94th, Gen. O'Donnell, the Cap SSn of?HaavkuaV,eWe "'e tr00,,i gar 1 he papers of Ifavana are discussing the propriety and necessity of erecting new lighthouses at various points of their coast, and of introducing the modern im provements into their former lighthouses. mouotn lm .. . birth-day ef Queen Isabella II. was celebrated by the inhabitants of Matanzas with enthusiasm. The Go vernor General marked the occasion by extending exe Th?? ?ien?e hCy Some ,crimiuaI? 'n confinement. - 7 here waa to have been a balloon ascension, but owing o some oversight in the generation of the gas, the bSf loon refused to perform its functions, and Senor Paullin the auronaut, in vain threw out hit ballast, anchors ami instruments in the vain hope to make a raise. The Go min?rtr'thVhVe the P?Pulace. w'ho were deter ?!!h , sh?u,d Ro UP how, marched otT the artist under arrest. He waa visited, however, in his im priaonment by all the notables, to assuage hia mortifica ted evening the city waa brilliantly iUumina On the 3Jd, Sanora Corcuera took a benefit at the Ta ? jh,ere WM "Presented "La iJLhi.a de Pa m^rah^ed by a young' gentleman, D VKugusiin' Millan The play waa kindly received by an audience mjre noiav than usual, Bnd the acting of the beneliciare W?h *re , ^ aRP?auded. Buttheatricalsgenerally are at r. her a low Sbb in the capital, as the Won ? gene rally cloaed, and the Diario seems to attribute it* failure to the jealosies and dijsensfona of tho actors and even nor Avnilon was the director, is to play * ih-?f.^nl'ag.er, railro,,d ,rom Havana to Guinea the Hrst constructed upon the IsHnH i,a?? ? ' postponement of twelve year, in the payment of theTr if cense upon condition that within four y eTra the r ro?d ?hall be extended not only to Nueva I'.* ,ln i*,,? nlete*the \\ ^Ua^Oad, so^Vo ^ plete the line from Havana to Matan/tis-a work of im mense impoilance for the I?land, as it will unite bv and communication the capital with the aocoid porf of TlV7> ona .of,thu,#ri<,|'est section, of the country Hx'no de lo Manna ditcusses the intei vi-nlion of h r" ra"c? in th" ""airs of La Plata, and consid ers the defoxice of that measure, made by U r.ln Slo i #,lUCkl 0t "?>?. ? impteg! iuli i . ?r,?'.hin,mR ,httt th" lJnitod States iliow South America, nrtd?MndSnnn??h' altera,ion ?f the tariff will whichlhe n,'??ract views of political economy tTonofLev.rl'r8.- ? ?UrCon*r,,M' but upon the po?i nf thn a. ucf R JV T108t*0IH commencoment ?f !i 2 i *: ? ' l8 ..' w'" depend more upon the relations of the l/nion with Mexico aud Knglnnd, than upon the ,,f[en9'e* ?'f ommerce or the re<|iiirement> of party, ine torco at work in laying down pipes fur the Gjs Company have reached Mercadere* street I here arrived at Havana on the 18th, a ship from San tandar, alter a long passage. Three hundred anil seven teen| emigrants took passage on her, hut of these forty aix died on the voyage, victims of small pox and othor diseases. The survivors were landed and sont to tho hospital of Dr. BeJot There were throe births amonir the emigrants on the passage. Alexander Todal, a native anil citirnn of the United Stdtee, died at Puerto PrinciiMj on th* uth inst at the i ** of 7? Ho died poor and in distress, alter a life'che.iuere.l by commercial viciasitudes. ' Pr>AiNPiKi.D and Lkxiou Hamk Notk-i.?The notes ot th?. above Imnkn, und oth'-ra oCaiMpi oMhVsu^ u*pprr "rn"11 P1 rRe'? in different parts .htah ?i.!t Wb, krw "ot exactly the places Jro,n th? rurpfl.!! InminHoli as the ? tend to vitinte <h>n, we again caution tha people to bo ware of them -touch them not. '."J'e,s',,nd that the executive committee of the ? antral Hoard of the Ohio State Rank have hod their at tention directed to theauhjoct, and are taking meanurea to stop this spuriuua issue and to expose the operator* inthe business Wa hop* they may fully succeed -Cin cinnafi QaxtUt ' i Municipal Reform. * Kkiend Bennett : I owe you more than one foi your super-excellent leader in the Herald of the 18th on Municipal Helorm?a new party?an independen party? untrammelled by any and every political par ty, clique, and cabal whatever. It is high time oui city was disenthralled, reformed, redeemed from the absolute disgrace under which it has been lyiiif for years past; and I think and hope the tune hus ar rived when it will be emancipated, and take a proud a pre-eminent stand among her b itter cities, for gooi and clean'streets, a superior police, and every othei necessary relorm and improvement, at a cheap rate This can only be brought about by selecting anc electing men to manage our municipal affairs whi are known to be of first rate personal character, ant who have always managed their own atfairs witl the strictest honesty, honor, and propriety?nier who have never been hackneyed or trading noliti ticians or applicants for otiice, and who will only ap point such men to the offices to which they have tht appointment. With such men our city would as sume a very different aspect from what it is at pre sent?the inhabitants would be more comfortable, and more secure in their lives and property. Immo rality and crime would decrease, and with all tliest desirable improvements, a great decrtase in oui taxes would follow. This subject has engrossed a portion of m> thoughts and attention for years, ana 1 have longei for a change in our municipal government, but to nc purpose. Ever since the last election, 1 had intend ed to write a communication for the Herald on this subject, but other avocations prevented me from do ing it. Accept of my best thanks for the troubl> you have saved me in anticipating my intentions !>y your excellent leader. I think the time has comt when something effective can be done. The hones and well-meaning are beginning to open their eyei and see that our municipal government can be man aged better without politics than with them, anc with a great decrease in the expenditure and taxes When the city government is taken out of the liandi of all parties and cliques, there will be no necesaitj lor paying for political services at the polls and else where, by appointments to fat or sinecure offices t< do nothing, or less than nothing. 1 therefore seconc your recommendation for a " City Reform Party,' with my whole body, soul, and spirit, and will do a I 1 can to consummate the desirable object next April 1 haVe, likewise, much pleasure in saying that then are others ready to embark in the gooa cause; am i? is hoped every good man wlm has the welfare o, the city at heart, as well as his own pocket, wi( | rally under the banner of the City Reform Part.' ! without any reference to his party, political feelir I and bias, because these h?s can exercise at the e.'eq tiona for State .and United States officers, with | out fear or danger of being proscribed or expelled for it. | It is sincerely to be hoped and desired that therj , are righteous enough in this political Sodom to ell feet the desired ana'much-needed reform, and thi ! a meeting will be called forthwith to organize th ! new party. At that meeting the utmostcare and v gilence, must be exercised, so that all trading pol ticians of every party?all office seekers and oflicl holders, be excluded from all participation in tin movement, because they would be an incubus on i movements. Yours, <fcc. J. M. City Intelligence. A Pretended Officer.-Last evening, a ?!e?tion?1 from the country was quietly smoking a segar in the b room of the Saracen's Head, in Dey street, when a bu ley looking fellow, who probably had spotted hi previously, entered, and, clapping hit hand on his ?hoi aer, laid, in a very official tone, "You are my prisonei ? The gentleman was somewhat alarmed, but went ol with the fellow and asked him with whatoflence 11 was charged. The pseudo officer told hun that ha wj suspected of having robbed a bank somewherein tl western part of the State, and that a reward of$1000 w offered for his arrest. He offered, however, to compi; misewith the gentleman and release him for $60. T countryman, frightened almost to death, and not wishii to be detained in this city and hnve his name brought 1 lore the public in such a connection, was about don this, when a gentleman named McDougal, who had w nessed the transaction, and knowing the fellow was u| an officer, applied the toe of his boot to the rasoal's "se of honor," and he, taking tho hint, ran off as fast as 1 legs could carry him. Kirk.?About three o'clock yesterday morning,, t workshop of Messrs Newhouse 8c Co., whose cabir warerooins front on Hudson street, between Cunal a Spring streets, was destroyed by fire. The loss prin pally falls on the workmeu, as their tools were nem all lost. Messrs. Newhouse were insured. Look Out for Thieves.?Now is the time wli thieves get their winter supply of clothing. Keep y o hall doors locked, and your cloaks and hats out oft hall. A dead latch is no protection, as it can be lilt by almost any key. Thk Htdbants?The free hydrants are still runnij and filling up the gutters, and, in fact, the whole stre^ with ico and water. If this is allowed all winter, thdl will be neither a sound horse or wagon in the spri^ Many of the hydrants are out of repair, and leak, many others are set agoing by the raseally boys, v waat to slide. Tne former should be repaired, and a ( tice, enforcing a heavy penalty for leaving thom r ning, placed upon all of thein. Daiiini Highway Robhkry.?On last rriday, Mr. race B Herdman, a student in the law office of Mes Shoales St Cooper, of Chambers street, went to New . j sey to collect some money. He returned by tho lasttr j between 11 and 1} o'clock at night, and, on his *1 home, went into Florence's saloon, Broadway, ana w! standing at tho lire warming himself, he was accoate' a well-dressed, genteel looking man, who inquired It resided up town. Mr. Herdmau said he resided at corner of Broadway and Houstin street. "1 am glai it," said the man, "as 1 reside in that neighborhood solf, und we shall walk home together." He then as Mr. Herdmen to take a glass of whiskey punch, to w ! the latter agreed. The barkeeper mixed two glass* | punch , and, alter it was drank, thay left the saloon i walked together until they came to the corner of Gi ' and Crosby streets, when the man turned round sud. ! |y and struck Mr. Herdman with a heavy wea (which ha thinks was a slung shot) and knocked down, inllicting a severe wound over his temple, j states that before he had time to give the alarm, tl I other men, who, he believes, were accomplices ol ttrst, came up, and two of them held him down while other two rilled his pockets of $14. Krom the lot blood, and consequent weakuess, he state* he was ble to give tho alarm, und they made their escape. H. positively says he knows the person who knoi him down. , ? . Sad Accident.?A mason by the name of Samuel working on the top of the tower of Dr. Phillips' chr corner ol 11th street and 6th avenue,'suddenly mi his hold and fell a distance of GO feet, ontotherooi the church, causing instant death. The Coroner I hold an inquest to-day. I The Recent Case of Desertion and attemiJ Suicide.?About a weok ago we published an acr, of a young woman having been taken up in the s"f by a policeman of the 5th ward, in e state cf rartia rdngement of mind, and who, on being contfocted't. station houso, and locked up, made an attempt to n)it suicide'by hanging herself to the framework o cell. Sinec the lormer statement was made, we gathered the following history of the wrongs <ir.d by this unfortunate young fomale, Irom the most rel source. Out ol respect to tho feelings of her lamil; refrain from publishing her name, as well as that ol seducer, if such he may be termed. Her family spectable, and reside in the northern part of this ? where a short time ago she formed an acquaintance a young man of agreeable manners, but withou tune. Their acquaintance soon grew into a war tachment on her part, which was professedly rec catod by him, and a matrimonial alliance appi to be desired by tho lovers ; this, however, strenuously opposed by the friends of the y iemale, who hid a belter match In view for in the person of a highly respectable wealthy mo rchant, residing in one of our sou cities, who had offered himself to her. l'nderthes cumstaricos, her favorite suitor was forbidden ti her. Objecting to the bestowal of her hand in one while her heart was in another, and confiding i honor of tho youug man who had won hor anec she consented to elopo with him. They accord, left the place of their former residence, and camo t city, sho passing on the route for his sister. Un arrival here, the young man engaged board ror h companion, at a respectable boarding house in II street, where she remained for seveial weeks, a expiration of which Rhe was removed by her friend to a house of prostitution, the characi which, however, sho was at tho time entirely Ign Having conducted her to her new abode, her pro lriend lor whom she had sacrificed everything, !<? to her fate?never coming near her for six days, in she remained an inmate of the house, while he > kept Lersoll' lor tho most of the time secludedL i 4 room, only joining the other inmates of the housr m ble, where, however, she soon learned their chi.t and became disgus'ed with their queanish convert Sue thereforo more than ever avoided any into i with them, and locking herself ?"n "P"1' indulged in th9 deepest feelings of regret 11' " which she ha I already imprudently aken, and I forward with tho most foaifulforebodings to the dt turo which lay before her. She had been in the ! Thoma. st?et nearly a week, and up to that tir person intruded upon the seclusion whioh she sou her own chamber. The landlady, as the young v herself still maintain*, was always te nd and roi| . in deportment towards her. Whether thh was in ' to win her to her own views by u seeming kindiic otherwise, is only to bo guessed at ; certain it is while Mrs. I, . (the woman who kopt the house at homo, sho was kindly treated. But business c the landlady to Boston, the hnuso was left in cha one of the girls, who having long since parted coi with tho sympathies and finer feelings of nature, are sometimes found even in the possession of tho world discards, seemed only bent oil destroyn r.l.iim to character which the unfortunate young \ still possessed ; to this ond, the stranger was piU importunities to ongago In the same Infamous co : tile pursued by the other females who boarded house. She soon found, however, that sho was la in vain, and therefore changed her mode of atta< at a convenient time managed to leave the object wiles in company with two gentlemen who c?l tho house, and to whom sho R.anaged to introdn * s soon ih the landlady pvo trm had loft the rocf two mon began to make the most disgraaeful ov, to the young woman, w tiioh she indignantly re and managed to escape to her own room, which f hardly reached, when word was sent to liar that Ueman had called to see her, and was then wait her below. Up to this timo hor friend hud not, upon her, although he had promised to visit he whan ho placed her in her present quarters therefore, she was informed tnat a gentleman ha<U to see her, she male nt doubt but that it was l| awaited for her below. She, therelore, hastened when instead of lier betrothed, she met a stranger she afterward* asceitained to be ono of tho two whose company sho had but a shoit time b<?,o leit ; aa he was partially disguise.I, however, I uot at first lecoguiso him , and, thaielora, sai i

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