Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 18, 1845, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 18, 1845 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. ?w \ in k, Tliui-Mtlny, Urcrmbrr 1*4, 1M15, To Country ?nb?rll>fri. Subscribers in the country, receiving their papers in ? >eilow cover, will understand that their term of sub scription hat nearly expired. Our S|i< t l?l Eiprrm from Boston. The special express, to leave Boston, if the steamer ar. rives there at the right hour, miy be hourly expected to reach the Herald office, after to-morrow morning. The steamer is now in lier fourteenth day, and her arrival is looked for with no little interest. The Ureal War Debate In the Senate?Mr. Munguiit'a Splendid Speech. At length the war debate has beirun in the Senate? a debate embracing the whole of the foreign rela tions of the country as connected with England.? We look upon this controversy, at this time, and in the present position of the couutry in reference to its foreign relations, as developing the 'attitude of every inan and every purty in Congress that may be desirous of assuming each his j>eculiar position in the progress of events. The whole country will watch the Senate with an ubsorbing feeling of in terest. Mr. Cass, the Senator from Michigan, opened the debate by offering a series of resolutions, calling for reports front the res|>ective committees upon the mi litary and naval defences of the country. This mo tion assumes only the first shape of a resolution of enquiry?a mere technical attitude, that chiefly serves the purpose of developing the position of Congress upon the present foreign relations of the republic. It is but the beginning o! an enquiry?the first step upon our foreign relations?which may as probably terminate in a general war between England anil the United States, as in the settlement of the ques tion in dispute between them, or the continuance of peace. Mr. Cass was backed up by Mr. Allen, a xup.orter of the present administration, and will pro bably receive a similar support from the whole body of the democratic party. He approves the policy und position ot the President upon our foreign rela tions, and takes the bold stand of fighting for the first inch, in preference to the laet, for that territory. There can, iherefore, be no question as regards ?ne course ot the democratic Senators, that they will vSuc'i< UP t'ie President in his whole course of policy- rhe only nation which remains to be settled, rela/*? .t0 the ?>0.sition ot fhe whigs. In this point of vi.?w,( we fiad a difference between the position taken *^'r" ^angui.n, the Senator from North Carolina, a ^eader of tl.'e whig party in the Senate, and the potT'''on assumed by Mr. Cuss; but it is only a mere twChnitll difference, which is of no sort of moment whatever in con nection with the great questions whicn spring up between the two countries. If t*iose questions should result in war, we should find .'hat both par ties in the U. S. Senate, in the House o Represen tatives, and in the whole country, would if?el as one man, with one soul, one heart, one purpose, and would be animated with one general throb o?cAme rican feeling. Mr. Mangum was very desiroi-'s of an amicable settlement of the questions in dispute between the two countries He wished the Sen at t to postpone the subject ol enquiry, for the purpose < ot allowing the two governments to open negotia tions. But alter expressing this opinion, and re commending this policy, he still developed views i jnd purposes which all will acknowledge to be correct, as far as regards the attitude of the two countries, and the position they occupy among civilized nations. We annex the following admirable extracts from Mr. .\la?n urn's most eloquent remarks; for in this matter we disagree with our correspondent:? Let us stand ready in advance, if it be necessary, to strengthen the aim of the Executive, so that when our blow tails on the enemy it will strike his very sensoriuin, and place him prostrate and powerless beneath our feet. What need, sir, let me ask to tell us that (.treat Britain is the mistress of one hun dred and fifty millions of people 7 I can outbrag the honorable Senator?I ask pardon for using such a word?but this I say, that never can that power be permitted to stain this republic with dishonor Whatever hei grettueM, we are abla to mast but 1 hope the collision may be avoided, lfit come, it will tie a deep reproach upon the civilization of the present day. And. in my humble judgmemt, if we have recourse to arms, this Oregon question will be a mem psetext, und not the cause of the war. I know well that thif w orld is ever agitated, heaving and struggling under the operation of two great adverse principles of government that shake the continent of Kurope?the whole of Chris tendom?the great republican principle, on one hand, by which all the power rests upon the basis of the people, and the people have the control; and, on the other hand, the principle of monaichical rule, whether absolute or qualified. I trust there is no man in America, whose blood Hows more warmly and rapidly in favor of repub lican government, than does mine. Vet, when 1 see that on the other side of the water the whole press are tieat lag us with a contempt?affected as 1 believe?with a dis dain, having more of jealousy in it than of actual dis dain?and when our press meets that again? I think all this ought to be silenced for the present. I think, in these halls ol ours, we should be extremely guarded and reserved on the subject of recriminatioa, when this delicate question is pending. I know that there are many things in the history of thfc country which have perhaps had much to do with the production of this ex cited state of feeling. 1 am very much inclined to appre hexid that at the bottom of it rests those great principles to which 1 have already alluded, in a state of heaving and almost destructive.antagonism?destructive it would have been to the principle of free government had that not struck its roots to the very centre of this great con ,in?ni' ? ^'hen lhe ultimate trial of strength comes, you will find that the people of this country are as one man ' hristendom itself will shake and tremble. Thrones may fall and tumble, and dynasties be swept from the face of the eaith, for that principle works in other lands at. well as ours. "I pray <fod that the contest may never come: but it it ??hould come, I repeat we will all be found as one man. "?.(?ver can we consent to suffer dishonor, or to surrender ? ur rights If It com?, can any man estimate the amount <1 evil resulting to the civilized world, if we are in that unprepared state, that the Senator seems to apprehend ? lossessed of the power described, Great Britain has the ability to strike a blow, which will be felt throughout our whole Atlantic at.d Gulf coast, sweeping our whole -eahoard, as with a sirrocco of tire. Suppose she did : and suppose that the merciless savage were brought to bear upon our frontier, inflicting on man, woman, and < hild, their terrible species of inva.ion-the enemy might / aye these advantages But this subject, m my opinion, and it is one to which J have given great considerition cxntes the national feeling towardi that point at which var should never cease till one or the other party was exterminated. And after all, who can fear the issue of inch a conflict ? With all her mighty rnource. ^ ? ould eventually sweep her forever from the continent do not want her possessions ; 1 would not have them Is i ku'in case such a war, every vestige of British territorial possession on the soil of this con tinent would be forever effaced. I do hope that this controveriy can be adjuited with out war. If war do come, I repeat, it will be the signal lor the great final conflict between Kuropean system* of f overnment, and of those great principles of democratic iber'.y which have made this republic ?uch a great and powerful nation. There is no mistake in these opinions and these viewB. They ure precisely those which we have invariably expressed as descriptive of the present position ot things between England and the United .?Slates, and ot the great and mighty crisis in the destiny of the human race and civilized govern ment, which is advancing rapidly, and which, with out a wise moderation, may be precipitated upon the world in six months, long before the ?'regon difficulty is settled between the two coun tries The sentiments expressed by Mr. Man _!um may be said to be the sentiments not only ol the party which he represents, but of the whole \mericon people. Within the last few years, the i'-riitsh press and (toliticians have indulged in a train of outrage and contempt towards America mid her aifairs which may be the means of bringing ?in tins crisis prematurely and hastily, before the world is prepared for it, and before we are ready to uieet it The interruption ol the last negotiations, i>o tar as is known to the public officially, may, per* h>ps, be followed by their resumption, and such is ? turned as the fact by the best informed persons. Mut should the feeling between the two countries be allowed to fester and rankle in the present attitude ; t-aoh towards each other, tor any length of tune, :tie necotiatton rnuy become so entangled and com* I tented by the difficulties of passien, preiu" dice and etiquette between both, that war may come on sooner than any one is aware of. Tilts debate will now begin to nrouse a war feel ing throughout the country, spreading through all t< extent, before six months are expired, and no one can tell exactly where it will stop. Yet, amidst these belligerent tApics, confined as v< i to diplomatic negotiations, protocols and de* i bates, it may be a serious que stiou, which intelli gent |ieople may ask, whether. ill this war Httitude, and belligerent indications behreen both countries, may not be a system of mutual Jiumbug, adopted in order to reach an equitable seitlemeMt of the mat ters in dispute 1 Every one will recollect the famous war panic which was raised in Europe, when Mons. Thiers was Prime Minister of France. That panic almost brought the two countries into collision with each other, alter those who had originated it had used it tor stock-jobbing purposes, and for replenish ing their own purses by preying upon those who were not in the secret. At the present juncture, the Uni ted States and England may run through the same career, und it may end in die same way?the heads of the two governments, both the President and the Prime Minister, each acting with prudence, and no doubt with honest intentions; but it is easy to see tliat by agitating the popular passions, we may be brought to the brink of a declaration of war. In this position the influence of the manufacturing and industrious classes may be brought to beur upon both governments, so as to make them willing to revert again to a compromise upon the oiler of the 49th degree, which was before rejected. While all these tilings are going on, may not thousands and thousands make large fortunes, both in London, New York, and elsewhere ! The war panic may all turn out to be according to these views ; it is all a war of words at present, both in its commencement and carrying on, and proba bly when the Message of the President arrives in England, Parliament will be called together, and there may be a war speech from the Queen, and a similar debate may take place in Parliament as we have just witnessedjin the Senate. Then, after pro tocols and negotiations have been exhausted, it may suddenly burst upon the world, in the midst of all this war of words, that th.^ two governments are coming to a peaceable settlement. Such may be the termination of this extraordinary crisis?this war of words. At all events, let tlus country prepare. We can have war, if either coun try so wills it. Religious.?We see it stated iu some of the newspapers, that the Rev. Theodore Parker, a re markable Christian divine of Boston, is about re moving to New York, where he will take up his fu ture residence, and preach his future sermons, with out future salvation. This Mr. Parker is known somewhat to fame, in a religious way. He was educated for the Unita rian priesthood, and made his pious debut at Boston as a minister of that profession. In a short time, however, he proposed a new revelation, and uttered several curious views in reference to the divinity of Christ, and the mysteries of Christianity itself, which made men and angels stare. He looks upon Christ, we believe, as a man of geniHs, and consi ders him as being the Son of God, in a certain i>o etical sense of the term. Mr. Parker also claims that there are nfany more Christs to come; and from certain broad intimations in his sermons, we have reason to believe that he thinks the Rev. Theo dore Parker will be one of these latter day Mes siahs. He is a man of considerable learning and taste in thf line arts, besides being religiously eccentric, and no doubt will create a great stir among the blue stockings in this region. He will be a formida ble rival to the FouTierites, no doubt, and may pos si'bly put Joe Smith's Mormon apostles to the blush. IIailroad in Hui?son Street.?Several persons who own property in Greenwich, are endeavoring to push the plan of a railroad through Hudson street. The inhabitants and owners of property in Hudson street, however, are altogether opposed to it, as they are well aware that it would destroy in a great measure the business of the street, and there by lessen the value of pr operty there. A railroad in Hudson street would, without doubt, operate in the same manner as the one- in Centre street, which it was urged would relieve Hroadway of a great deal of the omnibus and other travel. But we find that Centre street is monopolized entirely by the rail* road, and that very few horses and wagons pass ikiuugli ilirit, tireicifjr ilrauujiiuu Uie bueiuess cha racter of the street. It has always been found that railronds in the streets of large cities have proved failures. The Express Lines.?We all see the great use and value of the express lines when navigation is obstrncted, and railroads covered with snow. They are then enabled to anticipate the mail from two to thirty-six hours. We understand that Adams & Co., the Boston and Philadelphia line; Livingston and Wells, of the great Northern route, and Gay, of the Boston line, have made extensive arrange ments for the ensuing winter. With them there is no such word as " fail." What's the matter with the Mails 1?We have had no New Orleans, Mobile, Savannah, or Charleston mails for two days. What's the matter at the south 1 The Season.?Very few winters have set in as this has; so legitimately and seasonably. It began on the 1st of this month in all parts of the country. In Maine, Canada, Aec., the mercury run down to three and ten degrees below zero, and the Creoles in New Orleans, were astonished to see iceicles nearly a foot in length. The north, south, east and west were served alike, for once. Affairs in Hayti.?We learn from Capt. Mann, ot the St. Marks, from Miragoane, Hayti, that when he left, twenty-one days since, the Haytians and Dominicans were both assembling ail the forces ihey could, preparatory to a final struggle for the supremacy, and a battle was daily exacted to take place. Steam Shu* Cambria ?This packet left Boston on Tuesday, with fifty-seven passengers for Liverpool, i Not one of these, us we can learn, came from south of this city. They are principally from Cana da. It thus appears that the southerners intend to recollect the abolition riot on board this ship. Her mail amounted to 20,000 letters, with about the usual quantity of newspapers. North American Trail nnri IlnnUlng Com pany. A meeting of the stockholders of this unfortunate institution wa.? held last evening, in the City Hotel. About sixty persons were in attendance. Mr. John Rankin was nominated President, and Mr. John A. Weeks, of the Board of Brokers, Secretary. Mr. E. Griffin rose and stated (hat the object of the call of the meeting was to take measures to raise inonev to resist the payment of certain claims which iiave been presented against the company, that are provided for in certain trusts made by the directors ot the company Mr. Griffin, in the course of his remarks, stated that he represented the Western stockholders of thii unfortunate inititution. He then detailed the transaction* of the company in its (pecula tions in State stocks, cotton, he., ana alluded to the vari ous trust dead* executed by the company down to the time of the failure of the inititution. He stated that a Mr. Murray had been employed by the company to sell the certificate* of the company in Kurope, and a salary of $<>ooo for every six months, enabled this gentleman, to receive some $4<>,noo for his service*, and that Mr. Mur ? ay effected considerable sales He characterized the act* of the director* as illegal and criminal. This drew forth an anawer from Mr. Murray, who laid that be had a right to make those charges. and be was willing that every act of the company with which he wa* connected, should bo rigidly scrutinized, and he itood ready to give every information that might be required of him. Irthe gentleman meant to impute any act of criminality to him, he would waive all lapse* in order that he could ba in dieted for them. If it wa* illegal in the company to put chaie itock, there ii not a bank in Wall street that has not done the lame. There were then nome remarki made by icveral gentlemen present, m the courie of which Mr. Mann itated that tha property of the company in the hands of the ipecial receiver*, wa* estimated at one and a-half million dollar*, and that it had been invested, and was producing an income of $40,000 per annum. A great many of the stockholders had put in i.elences to the suit* which had been instituted for the enforcing the pay ment of the mortgages. He was asked whether the princi ple in regard to the payment of those mortgage* had been mttled 1 To which he replied, that a great many de crees had been obtained, but in many case* compromiie* had been made There wa* a general dispoiition to pay, but many of the stockholder* were poor and unable to pay. Mr. Oriffln then propoaed a letia* of resolu tion* for the purpoie of railing fundi to contest the i laim* anting under the illegal act* of the directors, which were adopted They will )>e found in another 1 column Literary Intelligence.?Our tables are covered with new works, magazines, poems, novels, und nonsense of all kinds. To review the huge batches of i>oetry and puerility with which we are inundated by the booksellers in any exact or literary method, is utterly out of the question. Neither do we care to notice at all the new works of the day, as they are referred to by our lazy and idle contemporaries who generally reprint the title page ot the book, and pronounce a long eulogy on every issue of trash from the literary press. Setting aside the mere reprints of old standard works, of new editions of the Bible and of prayer books with beautiful illustrations, the whole litera ture of the present day may be divided into three kinds or descriptions. The first may be called the twaddling school, or the school of twaddlers. This school of literature embraces all those silly love tales and re-vam(>ed articles which are found in ma gazines, und which are supposed to be published by a certain class ot literateuni of both sexes, at so much a page, and are read with some degree of in terest at young ladies' boarding schools, and by milliner's maids on Sabbath days, and are nothing but nonsense. The second class of literature may be called the mysterious, or the mystical. This class embraces all those which, like Sue's, or Bulwer's, or the German novels, are mixed up with cant and mysticism, with.a dash ot licentiousness in Is and infidelity in religion, all in one, particularly so as to start and amaze the young minds of the pre sent age. The third school of literature may be denominated the semi-classical or half-common sense, mixed up with a boundless imagination, look ing to the future. Some of these literary contribu tions you will find in some of the magazines, und some are published in books, on their own hook. Among this class we are disposed to enumerate Maturin, a young literary man, the son of the elder Maturin, the author of "Melnotte" and "Bertram." Youn? Maturin has lived here several years, and recently has contributed to the " Democratic lie view" a number ot pretty ballads, nominally from the Spanish, but probably original, under that nomme dt guerre. He has followed up this publication with a new novel, called "Montezuma, the Last of the Aztecs," a historical romance, well worth reading, and a considerable work ot art. For another au thor of the same class, we might point to Edwards Lester, the author of some works on the literature of Italy, and matters in that region, and perhaps it would not be amiss to include in the same class, Louis Fitzgerald Tasistro, Park Benjamin, and a few others of the lame ducks of this literary age. This class belongs to the common sense portion of literature, and if they understand their position and prospects, and avail themselves of the materiaU thrown before them, may yet create a sensation in the literary world. We shall enter into a more extended examina tion of the subject hereafter, and criticise all, un sparingly. Hitherto there has been manufactured a variety of great men?artists, politicians, actors, ministers, and what not. We have more great men in literature to manufacture. Theatricals. Park.? Shakspeare's delightful comedy of the " Twelfth Night," was repeated last evening for the third time, to a highly fashionable and animated au dience. As the engagement of the Kean* draws to a close, the desire to see them seems to increase, together with a stronger love for the legitimate drama. Old Dniry last night was crowded to its utmost capacity, and the play passed oft' with great eclat. Mrs. Kean Infused into the part of the gentle Viola, all the sweet ness, tenderness, bewitching grace, and enchanting modesty of her own delicate nature. We certainly con sider it her best character. Mr. Kean's Orsino was a most admirable performance?characterized as it was by dignity, Tgeiitlemanly bearing, and beautiful and cor rect reading. But the part is altogether unworthy Mr. Kean's great and versatile powers. The Malvolio of Mr. Bass, the Sir Andrew Aguecheek of Barrett, the Sir Toby cf Fisher, and the Maria of Mrs. Vernon, were ell excellent. At the conclusion of the comedy, the audi ence manifested the'r delight and approbation by their loud and rapturous applause Mr. and Mrs. Kean ap peared and bowed thair thanks. To-night, Knowles's celebrated play of the " Hunchback," which was re ceived with such general favor on Tuesday evening by the most brilliant and discriminating auaknce of the season, will lie repvateil. AllnlnUxo i?men iheac distinguished artists in thisplay, will of course embrace the present opportunity. This is the last night ot their engagement Bowery Theatre.?Last evening, the deeply interest ing drama of the "Lady of St. Trepez," was presented at the Bowery. Some of the scenes are highly wrought, and held the house in breathless silence. Mr. Scott ap peared as George Maurice, and fully sustained his well earn ad reputation. The other characters were well per sonated. After this, the drama of "Black Ca?sar," in which Mr. Cony, one of the best pantoraimists of the day, appeared, was performed, and the evening closed with the capital operatic farce of "No Song, No Supper,'' in which Mr. Davenport appeared as Robin, and Mr. C. Hill as Coop. To-night the same bill is repeated. Gbrma* Opera?The Swiss Family.?To those who love music for more than its jingle, who award it a higher place in art than that of a mere dance-compellor, whose senses a:e annointedby it as by a fragrant balm, the bringing out of that old opera, but still blooming in all the freshness of its early beauty, must give unqualified satisfaction. Those who have been delighted, "long, long ago," by its melodies, full of Arcadian simplicity, will find in these overgfeon inspirations, a remembrance of happier days, when the mind drank up eagerly every fresh drop from the fountain of intellectual power, with out waiting for the verdict of the erudite, or the hallow ing of time. Those who have heard it for the first time, will begin to see that musical art is growing rather in body than in soul, that it is becoming every day older and older, weaker and weaker, and that, like a beauty on the decline, it is forced to have recourse to those myx , tories of toilette, which an experienced eye cannot fail to detect "The Swiss Family" by Weigl,ls not a grand ope ra, nor a work that comes within the denomination of classic music; but there never has been written any opera that would deserve, In a higher degree, to be called " pleasing or charming," and whose melodies would have stood longer tha test of time,with the exception of those of Mozart. Without containing pieces affording scope to brilliancy of execution, they, nevertheless, require high musical feeling on the part of the singers, princi pally'in the part; ot F.melino, who has found such a worthy representative in Sontag and Sohripder?Devri ent. Madame Otto, in whose hands it was last evening, acquitted herst-lf to universal satisfaction, and in wish ing that Miss Kominsky would have sung it, we have no intention of fii:<ii':g the least fault with Madame Otto's execution or acting ; but we think it would have been fair, to afford to that young singer an opportunity of ap pearing in a more important part than in the dumb show of Kmeline's mother. She is decidedly an artist of un common merit; Iter voice, it is true, is not of extraordi nary quality, but it is very pleasant, not unfrequentiy powerful, and always laLls smoothly on the ear ; she ap pears, moreover, to be a thorough musician, and her act ing shows considerable familiarity with the foot-lights, which, however, would only win ny a little moderation. Last evening, she hardly had any occasion to give a taste of what she can do. Iler mask, too, as the mother, was really frightful, and if all old women were such scare-crows, it would he better if there would be none hut young ones in this world. Boucher sung hi* air, "Behind tne Oarden Wall," with much exprcs ? ion; nor did he fail to do justice to the remainder of his role ; he decidedly improves upon acquaintance. Meyer too was very satisfactory, as well as those engag ed in the miner parts. The orchestra was minus of seve ral of its members, and it appeared as it a few more re hearsals would not have been superfluous. The pit and first tier showed many^en empty bench, but the upper part of the house was filled to its utmost capacity. This makes us think, that it would, perhaps be a good plan to lower the price of admission to filty cents to all pans of the house, with the exception of the first three bench es in the dress circle, which could be let as reserved seaU. There are, lor insta: ce, many Wurman clerks, whose means do uot allow them to pay a dollar, and who have an objection to go to "Paradise,P before they are dead and comfortably in their graves. Mr. Moowey's Coec?:RT,?Mr. Mooney railed on ts yesterday, to say that his concert at the Tabernacle on I Tuesday ovtninf, was attended by about seven hundred persons Mrs. Franklin, who sung on that occasion, we arc also i..formed, i? a lady of considerable celebrity in the mu'ical ??urld, having assisted Braham at all his principal concerts. She has been buried alive, however, in Boston for several years, and that is enough to de stroy her musical reputation, if it were aver so great. | Co*ctRT *t the T*RKstA( i.k -Paterson's concert at this house, takes place Us-night Herr Alexander, the magician, has comm?uced an on | gagementat the Chesnut Street 1 heatiu, Philadelphia The Boston papers are loud in their praisos ol Miss Delcy, the charming can utrice, who made her first ap ! pearance there on 'J uesday evening Mr Murdoch is playing at the Howard Atheneum, Boston. ' ?Senor L>e lli has, the oboe player, gave a concert in lloston, at the Meiodeon, on Tuesday evening. dr. Dempster gives a conceit in Ro>ton this evening. Court Calendar. tJu' ?">. 80 ? 9, 198, Bit, 7, 7'J, 78, 74, 7ft, 78, 77, 78, 7?, HO, 7?, '20, 8ft, 18, ?7, 17, M I Gommo* Pi.KA?-Part I.?ftl, A3, $7, H, B9,71, 71, 74, 7t. 'HI, Hrt Part'J? U4, JO, .W>, h, 4ut 4^ m, .>8, uo. | City Tract Moelatjr. The nineteenth anniversary of the New York City Tract Society was celebrated yesterday even ing at the Tabernacle, Broadway. The female branch of the same Society united with it at the same time to celebrate fher twenty-third anniver sary. (Thus, as it sometimes happens in the bonds of inutrimony, the Lady Society is older than the mal e in ttiis union.) At seven o'clock the chair was taken by W\ B. Ckosbv, Esq.. Alter a solemu prayer by Dr. Alkxandkk, the annual rejiort of the Female Branch was read, which was followed by two other reports, contain ing highly Mattering pictures of the success and la bors ol the two societies during the past year. Se veral other reports were read, containing interest' ing accounts of the progress and labors ot the so ciety, with various anecdotes occasionally inter vened, descriptive of the wonderful results produced by the distribution of tracts, and the serious feeling* and solemn and deep improssious excited by their perusal. A* these re; orta will be published aad distributed ex tensively in the religious world, it would be idle to give a detailed report ot rtieir contents. Quite a host of cler gy men were on tlio platform, and no lack of speakers; so gieat indeed wus the zeal exhibited in the work that each seemed burning to display his powers and elo quence,and he who was so happy as to begin, seemed ne ? ver jble to finish, or make room tor his anxious successor. The zeal manifested was eminently characteristic?each speaker seemed to feel that the salvation of the world dependod upou the prosperity of the Traot Society.? The addresses delivered were striking and thrilling?it would be impossible to do justice to them. How strange and mysterious that vice and wrong-doing should be so obstinate and self-willed as still to maintain, nay, boldly extend their rule in the word, notwithstanding the piti less netting of such tremendous batteries of eloquent words and moving speeches. It seems as if they laughed at all the eloquence and powerful arguments of an un answerable logic and soul-stirring appeals, and exclaim ed to the eloquent orators, in thelan^uage of Virgil, "Vox et prittera nihil " The representations made in the course of the various addresses of the wonderful power ot tracts, us the instruments ot ransoming souls, as al ready beginning to revolutionize the world, especially in the East, and as being almost, if not altogether, supe rior even to the Bible, appeared to be somewhat exagger ted, and rather too highly coiored. As s stimulus to in creased energy in the distribution of tracts, it was calcu lated by somo speakers that there are in New York city 180,000 soula destitute of the gospel, which may be taken as intended to mean that they do not belong to certain sects of the professing world. It is to Oe believed that the number in this sense is immensely underrated.? Upon the whole, the exercises were of a very imposing character. The large building of the Tabernajle was tilled from top to bottom. There was an excellent choir who sang several hymns, acompanied by the fino-toned organ, and at a late hour, the exercises being concluded, albenediction was pronounced by one of the clergy pre sent, and the meeting dusolvod. City Intelligence. Tub National Reformers.?A meeting of this Asso ciation was held yesterday evening, at the Croton Hall; the objects of the meeting were to lay before the society some communications received from branches of the society located in different parts of the Union, and to adopt measures to carry out the great principles for which the society was formed. In the early part of the evening thinly attended, but about 8 o'clock the members began gradually to drop in, and by half-past 8 the room was respectably filled. Mr. L. W. Hickman was called to the chair, and addressed the meeting at some length and with great earnestness; he told his hearers that the Association was formed lor the regener ation of mankind?that in their hands was the future earthly destiny of the world; and to fulfil that great mis sion three qualifications were necessary?union of pur pose, energy.and perseverance. With these qualifications their mission would be successful, but without them they would certainly fail to accomplish this desirable end?he exhorted the members present to vote tor no man who was not only friendly to their principles, but who would distinctly and unequivocally pledge himself to rote for a distribution of the public lands. Letters were read from Lowell, from Maine, and some places in Ohio, stating the progress of the National lleform Asso ciation in those places. A committee was [appointed to prepare a letter to be addressed to the Hon. (,'assiusM. Clay, requesting him to favor the Society with hi* views in relation to their objects. A gentleman, named West, stood tip and moved as an amendment, that the committee be instruoted to prepare a similar letter to bo addressed to the Honorable John C. Calhoun, requesting his views on the same subject. The amendment was opposed by the Secretary, because Mr. Calhoun had already given his opinion, in which lie declared he had no sympathy with them, nut was decidedly opposed to their princi ciples. He lurther declarei, that in his opinion it was the eternal destiny of man to oppress and oe oppressed. The proposer of the amendment snid he was not serious, he merely proposed it to throw the originul proposition iuto ridicule, because it was as ridiculous to address Mr. Clay as Mr. Calhoun. Whatever had been done for the white working slaves, was done by Mr. John C. Calhoun, and not by Mr. Cassius M. Clay. Resolutions condemnatory of slavery in the South, and of the war lever now raging through tbo land,were passed, and the meeting broke up. The first annual ball of the national reformers takes place at Tammany Hall on the 7th of January, 18-16. Ton' Amooff tho ortV>rt? o( the gnle on Monday night, we find that a Mock of uuflnlshod honsos in J3d street, between the Mh and 6th avenues, were blown down, and now are nothing but n huge pile ol brioka and mortar. Chimneys without number were blown down in all parts of the city ? The liberty pole at the corner ot Grand and Ludlow streets, was prostrated. A portion of the cornice of the Bowery Theatre was blown o0'. About i o'clock in the morning, a cabman witk hi* ve hicle, being on hi* way home, at a smart pace, turned the corner of Broadway and Tenth atreet, and horse, call and driver, were rolled over by the wind. The driver was much astonished, hut not hurt. In the morning, a milk cart and driver in the 8th ave nue, performed a similar tumble. The man wa* going for hi* milk, and of course had none on board. The Gale on the Soi/nd.?The passenger* who left Boston for Now York on Tuesday morning, were detain ed several hour* at Allen'* point,on;account of the sever ity of the gale?it not being deemed sale for the steamer to cros* over. After getting tired of waiting, however, the Mutual Safety took the passengers and crossed in the height of the gale. The passengers arrived here yester day morning. Sad Accident.? Breaking of Statuarv.?In passing along Chamber street yesterday afternoon, we observed an Italian coming up the street, carrying on his head, in the usual manner, about fifty pieces of plaster statuary. At the same timo a coal heaver, with his basket and sho vel slung ovor hi* shoulder,was passing down the street, and by some mishap or other, the coal heaver'* basket and the Italian's statuary came in contact, and the latter was precipitated to the pavement. And what a scene ! There lay a fine mould of "Le Grand Emptrrvr," dashed into a hundred pieces?Napoleon had fallen. Here wa* a beautiful little cupid with bow and arro>v, who, instead of fulfilling his legitimate mission of breaking hearts, had by the fall broken hi* own head, bow, arrow, quiver and all. Next to thi* wa* Terpsichore, who had (alien a martyr in the attempt to execute this new step in the divine art?and scattered around them were fragments cl shakspeare, Milton. Byron, Franklin, and other modern* and ancients?and there stood the poor Italian, contem plating the scene Poor fellow ! he had been carrying them on hi* head all day, probably making but few sales, and now to dispose of his wares in this manner, was horrible in the extreme. He stood looking on the ruin* with a most perfect e xpression of despair, while a tear trickled from hi* eye. But the best of the story is yet to be told. A crowd gathering around, and seeing what had befallen him, immediately made up a purse for him, and tho poor fellow "went on hi* way rejoicinj." Kirk.?About 13 o'clock, on Tuesday n glit, a fire broke out in the upper part of the building at the northeast corner of Kufton and Cliff*treets,occupied as a bookbind ery by Joseph Iligg*. The contents of the bindery were nearly all destroyed. Accident in thk Burnt District.?A sad accident occurred yesterday morning in the burnt district. A* some masons were employed on the fourth story of the store at the corner of Broad and (exchange street*, a piece of timber, which partially lupported the scaffold ing, gave way, anH lour men fell with it to the ground.? Throe of them, named Matthew McGivney, Timothy Ma houy, and Owen McKean, worn not very seriously in jured, but a bricklayer, named David Crane, wa* so se verely cut upon the head that fears are entertained that he will not recover. The Hvi>rants.? I* nothing going to be done io pre vent the hydrant* which are scattered all orer the city from continually running. If they are allowed to do thi* all winter, the *treets will be kept full of ice and water, and any quantity of horse* and rider* will be killed. CoNTEMrbAicn OrENiNii ok William Street.?The project of extending thi* atreet through to Chatham,seem* to have met with *ome opposition. A large meeting of the resident* and landholders, was held last evening at the Shakspeare Hotel, when resolution*, expressive of their entire disapprobation, wore drafted and passed. The proceeding* are given in the advertiiing column* ol this day'* paper. Dei; Market.?A branch of the Wall (treet dog mar ket has been established in Broadway. We yeitcrday saw n laig'" negro, with a fine lot of young pups, soated on the steps of the Astor, puffing a long nine, and at the sainn time dilating upon the virtues of the dog? to a crowd of boys who were gathered around him. The Amateurs.?We are sorry that the young gen tlemen who committed such outiageous murder upon the thought* of Shakspeare a few evenings since at Talmo'*, should have becomo so excited at our notice of their performance. It is the mark of an actor of talent to be able to bear criticism without wincing. But these young gentlemen have thrown themtelve* into a perfect stew, and have threatened all sort* of horrible things. They should display more philosophy. Bhoao si kek.t.?Tha workmen aio busily engaged in digging a sower through Broad street, from Wall street to the Kaat Hlver. Broad stre-t is to be raised about lour feet, and will be one of the finest and widest streets in the city. Important to Omniri.s Riders. ? When you ride in an omnibus, particularly in the evening, be sure to have n sixpence in your pocket. If you give the driver any thing over, he will be sure to look all over his change, :tnd give you your change in the blindest (hillings and sixpences he can lind. More Mvsterv.-Two irunks, each containing a dead body, were seized yesterday in 100th street, near the Harlem river. They were taken to the station house, and tha Coroner sent for to hold an inquest. Coroner's Or km e , Dec. 17. Sii>oen Death.?The Coroner was called to hold an inqueit at No. Sfl King street, on the body of Mrs McMullen, who died snddan I ly. The Coronei had not returned with tha verdict [ whan tha office closed Police Intelligence. Dec. 17.?Farting a Cheek ?A boy, by the nam* of Thomas A. Malum, presented a check at the counter ol the Chemical Bank, for $'Jr>0, purporting to be drawn by Hichard Christopher, No. 267 William street. The pay inn teller not liking the appearance of the signature, ant ed the boy where he brought it from, when the boy re plied, that a man requested him to come into the Bank and get the money, lor which service he would pay him a shilling for hii trouble, while he waited at the cornor of Kultou street and Broadway for the money. Upon huaring thif atory, Mr Marriott, the diicount clerk, im mediately left the bank with the boy, and found the man very patiently waiting hit return, lie was immediately arreited by Mr. Marriott, and escorted to the Police Of fice, betore Justice Merritt, who had him "frisked" forth with by an officer; when several pieces of papers wan found in his pocket, with the nainu of Richard Christo pher written thereon, evidently showing he had been studying to counterfeit the signature, lie gave the name of Spencer C. Preston, residing at No. 393 Grand street. Committed for trial by Justice Merritt. Store "Lifting."?A man who gave bis name as Peter Conly, was arrested under very suspicious circumstan ces by Jonathan Matenougb, a clerk in the employ of Josoph Connah, No. 67 Liberty street. It appears that this Conly is in the habit of coming to the store early in the morning, some times having to wait until the store was opened, bringing with him always two pasteboard boxes under his arm. Mr. Connah has missed from the store within the last two weeks ten boxos of tloas silk, containing one pound in each box, valued in all at $110. The} cleric this morning caught Conly in the act oi fiu goring some of these boxes, with the cover of his own box otl?, apparently in the act of stealing the silk. Locked up by Justice Merritt for trial. A Body Snatchn " Gi-abbed."?A young man by the name of Kugene F. Hutchinson, u medical student f om Vermont, engaged a hack from the Park stand about dusk yesterday afternoon, to go to Harlem to fetch two trunks from the lied House. Upon arriving at the Red House, Hutchinson told the driver to stop there until he ascer tained whether the trunks were ready. Officer John Hil liker; who had his eye on this movement, observed a man on the Harlem river land from a row boat two trunks. At that moment, the hackman drove down and olaced the trunks on behind ; when all was ready to start, officer Hi likor made his appearance, and demand ed to know what they had in those trunks. Hutchinson becoming alarmed, immediately offered the officer a bag of gold, (but not belonging to the "star" ward,) he turned away in disgust, and t>rought the party to the station house, when horrible to relate, upon opening the trunks, they were found to contain two dead bodies, one appa rantly the corpse of a once beautiful female,but now, alas, dragged from its resting place to form the subject of tome lecture on the dissecting table, and many a jest from the students. This grave robber is locked up by the polite Justice Roome. The man with the boat rowed out in the river and made his escape. Petit Larcenies.?Thomas ^liiel was caught by a po liceman ottering to sell a coat supposed to be stolen.? Committed. Henrietta Williams, caught in the act of stealing clothes from a line belonging to Thomas White. Com mitted. Thomas Helbcrtsou was nabbed last night in the act of " lifting" a coat from the store of Thomas Smart. Com mitted. ? Ned Churchill was caught last night stealing a fat goose, belonging to Francis Kooler. Locked up Jt Musical Thief.?John O'Brien was arrested yester day for stealing two accordians, 4 bundles of segars, it pair of wooden pocket combs, and one fancy box, in all valued at $7 19?the property of Peterus de'Hoog, 24 J Spring street. Committed by Justice Roome. Stealing Money? Adelia Walker was arrested last night on suspicion of having stolen a $5 bill from the room of Mrs. Margaret Shannon, No. 170 Canal street, while Mrs. Shannon was absent at the pump for a pail of water.? Committed by Justice Roome. Stealing Blankets.? Kmma Gray was caught iu the act of "lining" two Whitney blankets, valued at $3, from the store of Wm. McCune, 165 Spring street. Locked up by Justice Roome. Stealing Clot\.?John Phenix was caught on the jump, " lifting" a piece of plaid cloth, worth $8 40, from the store ofKlias Moore, 1 tiO Canal st. Funny Scene in the Police Office-?A very comical, red-headed Irishman, came running into the Police Office at Jellerson Market yesterday, quite out of breath, ex claiming, " If you pl&se, your honor, I wish te git a sarch warrant." Justice Roome?For what, my good man ? Irishman?Kor what, did you say ? Sure and I've lost my monkey, to be sure. Magistrate?(Laughing)?We don't issue search war rants here for monkeys, my good fellow?Where is your monkey? Irishman?Och! sure, and didn't I see him just now, the pretty crater, in Greenwich, and faith and I did, and the woman has my monkey. Magistrate?What is your name) Irishman?And is it my name you want? By the powers, it's the same as ever it wu, Teddy O'Feeney, your honor, and it's my father's name before me. Magistrate?Well, Teddy, would you be ablo to iden tify your monkey again f Teddy?To be sure I can, if the old woman will let me see him; but she wont; she says I shan't look at the mon key ; and it isn't her monkey at all at all; it's my monkey she's got, your honor. Magistrate?(Smiling)?What color is your monkey, green or black? Teddy?Och! Mr. Judge, it tisn't grane, no not a bit of him; but he's all grey. Magistrate?But, Teddy, have yeu any mark about him by which you know him? Teddy- Oh! by my faith, I would know him with my eyes shut, by only seeing his tai*. Magistrate?Well, what is there about his tail that you would know? Teddy?Do } ou see, your honor?in the first place his tail is kivered all over with hair; and then, your honor, there's a bare spot Just above the middle, which was scanldad by my cousin Biddy, and she oan swear to the spot. Maoutbate?W) feel sorry that we cannot assist you, but wa have no power to make this woman show you the monkey without she pleases?what's the value of the beauty? Teddy?Upon my faith I wouldn't take a $100 bill for him, by all that's holy. At this moment a wag, who happened to be in the of fice, spoke up, and asked him what reward he intended to give provided he could bo recovered. " Faith," said he, ?' 111 give $25, any way." " Then," said the wag, " you can do nothing here; therefore, I would advise you to go to the ' Independent Police;'they will no doubt get you the monkey, and make him 1 squeal' into the bar bat gain.'' So off he started, post haste, ami ere this, no doubt they have caged the monkey, divided the money; Teddy's pleased, and "justice is satisfied." Movements of Traveller*. The following comprise the whole of yesterday'* ar rivals at the principal hotel* American?Charles Davis, West Point; John Sturges, Geo.; C. 8. Stone, West Point; 9 J. Garnett, Va.; W. 9. Gregory, Princeton; D. Buchell, Hartlord: W.Ben nett, Newburgh; Timothy Dyer, Valentine Holmes, T. McKee, Philadelphia. Aitoh?Mr. W. Chapin, Hartford; Mr. Day. Matanzas; John Tuompson, Princeton; J. C. Will aril, Troy; A. Glbhs, New Orleans; Chas. Xeyger, Fredonia; W. Ra phael, Philad ; C. Bruce, Va ; H. Lippek, Providence; D. Rubles, Worcester; G. Hanington, T. Mansfield, Bos ton; N. Cutler, St. Louis; W. P. Daniels, Lockport: N. Merriweather, Cincinnati; W. Miles, Baltimore; Robert Barry, do; Blanchard, Stewardson and Wood,:Philadel phia; D. B. Fuller, Hyde Park; Rev. Moyer Lowin, Md.; R Mitchell, I'onghkeepsi*. Citt?Col. Vun Courtland, Boston; W. Tompkins, Tompkins County; Dr. Hawthorne, L. I.; James Dueseu berry, I'renton; J. Pritchard, Porto Rico; O Mulhollan, Philadelphia; James Mostly, W. Wygatt, Richmond; C. F. I'onil, Hartford; M. Morrison, Rocnester; James Mar tin, I'hiladelpha; K Towner, do. Franklin?Daniel Dodd, New Jersey; J. T. Dodd, Phi ladelphia; Mr. Gibson, Staten Island; J. M. Hubbard, Buffalo; F. French, Ohio; M.C. Story, M. Varuan, Tough keepsie; W. Baker, Providence; Dr. Harding, Boston; Geo Cornwall. Newburgh: Bachell and Bally, Boston; C. B Miller, Newburgh; E. K. Pritchard, Connecticut; W. B. Cozens, Philadelphia; J. C. Abbott, St. Louis. Globk?Mr. tolling wood, England; C. Miller, New York: H. B. Hagerman, Mr. Tiffany, do.; R. Fassett, Philadelphia. Howard?J. O Gould, Boston; Geo. Derby. Geneva; E. C. Penguin, Ogdonsburgh; James Bryan, Boston: J. Reid, Sprmgfiold; Mr. Appleton, Boston; J. Crane, uo.; Tho. Patterson, Rochester; J. A.Jerome, New York; G. Steele, Boston; Mr. Ueed, Long Island; C. B. James, Vermont. Ship Masters' and Owners' Directory.?We have seen the prool sheets of the business cards of our principal ship chandlers, sail makers, ship wriglits, caulkers, riggers, ship smiths, spur makers, stevedores, ship grocers, fishing tackle, &C., nhip linkers and butchers. It is intended to be placed in the second edition of a book we noticed some time since, entitled " Haskett's abstract of the Laws of Vessels, Wharves. &c." This is certainly a good idea, and an excellent and permanent mode of adver tising. Gaptains'of vessels arriving in our port, have only to open this book at the business appendix, and they have before them the cards of our principal ma ritime business men, who can furnisn them with every material, from main truck to kelson, and from a fish hook to a frigate's anchor. This book will have a good circulation among captains, and wc un derstand will be reduced in price, so that every captain and owner can have one at a mere nominal sum. Shipwreck and Loss ok Lives.?We learn, by a slip from the Old Colony Memorial oliice, that the lino barque Zenobia, Captain A. Farnham, from New Orleans for Boston, went ashore yesterday morning, inside of Monument Point, about four miles below Ply mouth Her masts are gone, her bottom is out, and her cargo is drifting ashore. Three men were seen to leave on h bale of cotton, nnd another on an oar, all of whom periahed Seven men were seen on board, and if the vessel held together until low water, they would in all probability bo savtd She had a cargo of 200 bales cot ton, a.MM) sacks corn, ISHfl barrels flour, 100 bales hemp, 70 bales feathers, DO barrels beans, lie. She was anew vessel, live months old, and on her first voyage; built at Medford, owned entirely by Mr. William A. Rea, ami was insured at four offices in this city, for $18,000; f3000 was also insured on Ireight.?Jiotton Dec. 17. Homicide.-?Un Friday evening last, Hugh Mill doon was shot by a young man named Ketiek, at Decatur, Adams county We cannot ascertain the pre ? fine facts of the case?further than that Muldooo ?a? in the habit of visiting a sister of Fetick, against the wishes of her parents, who forbid him the house. On the night in question he went to the houae. and was either ordered out, or an attempt made to prevent his entrance, by Fe tick; a scuffle ensued, and Fetick, seizing a rifle, shot him in the side. Muldoon lived but a minute or two alter receiving the wound, but is said to have fought with desperation until he dropjied down a corpse.? Fort Wtiynr, (f?.) Sentinrl, AW V!) There is a town in Vermont fhat formerly bore the name of Kingston, deriving its name Irom a man by the name of King, who was it< first settler. In after davs, the inhabitants learning that he was in the habit of abu sing his wife, petitionnl the Legislature that the dame of the town might be changed, declaring they would not I in a town that derived it< name from a man who ill I treated a woman Then petition waa granted '?*?? Pictorial Herald. -J'1'* ?h#et will be ready to-morrow for d?li ?i3,'-nce 11 wUlcoDtain Iho ' CWnll. wI"Cl5,i' wJ??l?te newZ^A PortK the ^fUrthe K^n#tI?nC?rre,Pu 'Bden"<0f the ""aid <Jre? ?L,\rl 2?DUinK ln ,!he Park?View* 0f Institute for the blind-View".'" \he^irMthi.ireaUuitUha V *eV. of Hack?f Hh ,,riC,t~Vari0U,i Bal1 KceiTtteenes Taml?n? H.11 i Ship* Iron Steamboats and scenes in an^l \l..L during Llection-Kourtli of July scenes Imiim !nf i ??onee?Native American rS BowwThL,^ the interior and exterior o" he a adthe o2uirf"fJV fr?D!,lh2 Comedy of "Fashion" ertMu.derii ffi*S^rW^rto7tor?i'JS^^TLf/ort^STof J&TfW* aUj atd!5u!^du'L t^n" ,an dinturbances?Variou? Sketches represeufin* di?" ZZPLW by.Li,ut?n?at Wilkes and Captain Kre mont?Sketches ot Male and Female Fejee Indians? KCe.?e( representing tho entroe and inauguration of J as Pr-s^r Uu tt Portr8it of the President-View of the m9mm tw-.Und?K?UUlern r'ce h?"?. andof'.egfeatruce^' sss sws ?saay-asscSaSS Hudson River, and various other splendid Engravings ilTye'ar! "* grai)WcaUy 811 the occurrence? of tho Copies in wrappers ready for mailing can be had. ? v, .. Brooklyn Intelligence. MV LykS, WHAT I'lLKS AND ('HlMiwrv prtTO thrir Heads wsar Flyin<* ? rh? "im*ky ?ot? aijout been much out of his reckoning, had he apnlied wi eon* solatory description to th, scenes whicfioccm Ad o? anrl^Pu'ioJ vlcin^tJ,' durinB gale of Monday night and 1 uesriay morning last. In addition to the partial d?!! dav^M 0t,}he lU?*e 8ltore hou^. U1 ?nttoiied tii yeste r day ? Htrald, we have heard ot several other casualties ol a similar kind; among which were the blowing down mijs ii s: ^sts^si^^s^tzhssk ington Avenue; the uorotemonious removal of roofs from live new buildings in Jay street, near Myrtle ave nue, and the overthrow of some partition walls in a row of new houses in Myrtle avenue. W of t.h? Police Magistrates of Brooklyn wa* occupied sevetal hours yesterday in hearing a crocs S?2M??.for ra"U W"1 battery, made. each'agS 2\ y a Mr. Brett) and a Mr. Donovan. It appear ed that the parties had been engaged together in business thtm^ f"* ?IDi New Xork' durin8 which one or both of them contracted some liabUiUes with a Mr. Westmin ster 8. Abbey, who was obliged to commenco legal pro ceeding* for tho recovery of his dues. The controversy JuZeeSOrnernw0Un Vmat0lyiref?r;eJ t0 tho arblt'?"<?" of Judge Greenwood, as sole referee, who, by mutual af the offlre interested, held court ftl W ? ?j . Waring, Esq., in Fulton srreet ???n i? ^ T ? AUK a bnef rece" in the examine tion of witnesses, the two gentlemen above mentioned got into a difficulty which terminated in a bout ut flsti cofle, originating, as is alleged, with Mr. Brett, against whom a warrant was issued, for his arrest. He gave bail for his appearance, and obtained a similar process aaaivtt 8 accUi?[? who appeared yesterday to prosecute and answer. There was, on both sides, much crimination and Jhe result WM the holding Mr Brett sions and l^Mr'n *5<)0, 1?k taka his uit" at ?he Ses ti?. ?? Donnovan being required to find sure ties to keep the pcace lor six months. New Arrangements at the Fulton Ferry. With a view to privent, as far as possible, tccidents occurring vilhJt !! ry> the proprietor* have-undoubtedly ^ ? be?t and most benevolent intentions?placed on each side ef the river some transparences, which inform fi H.paM?DRer,.a8 cnn lea(1' anJ> of course, only such il? .w '1 '"P^Jent to "run alter" any boat which ha* i? bridge, or to mako an attempt to leave the deck until the steamer shall be made fast. How, or in what manner, such advice can be of service to the numerous individual* traversing that ferry who are unable to read or write, or to the yet greater number of persona who may be unable to comprehend the method by which they may "run after" a vossel alter she has left hef moorings we, at present, are at a loss to comprehend. There is' however, much wisdom connected with the management of theso ferries, the depth of which cannot easily bo lathomed by men of ordinary capacities. A Removal.?In consequence of one of the City In spectors having reported the liberty pole unsafe at the junction of Fulton and Main streets, workmen were en gaged yesterday morning in taking it down. Fl", D'pammbut?At a meeting ol the represent* lives of the department, hold on Tuesday night, Kobeit J. Luckey was elected President, in the place of Abm. Valentine, who declines serving ; and Jame* H. Corn well, Vice President, vice R. J. Luckey. Novel Discussion.?Thi* evening it i* proposed to hold a public discussion, at some public room, regarding m-iu.i? if "id demerit* ol King Alcohol, in connection with the license question. The reserved right* ot tho rum king, we understand, will be powerfully advocated by an eloquent gentleman of Brooklyn. Democratic Convention.?The olection held at the several wards of Brooklyn on Tuesday evening for de ing^ear"resulted ir^th C?UI|ty c10"V0'lti0'>" tor the ensu g "ear, resulte<i in the entire deieat of the vouiiz dp "SsKI -"J-li-Sr-ll the support Si? tbii new brunch ot tho Jacksonian tree" received from thn itanel'thA IL?mKb*10f the tmPire Club. |n thi* in pleteljr v^ctorioug ' ? they are celled, were com K0" Brooklyn.?There is every probability that a State fo'??hy 7ear* a?? graced by the legislature ol thi* wiMeh'?:nih.e, ?rmaV0i,0f aga" company in Brooklyn, will be speedily acted upon; so tfcat the store-keepers ?it ofpood li?hf Kene^ally ?/ the cl,y m?y h?ve tiie bine g?od i'Rhts, in place of the miserable apologies they for thTstreeu ?h t0 8"hmit t0 in the of oil lamps lor their places oTbuST" Camphine a"an???* ed a'fewAir.v?;7?C,rr0llV0ne of lhe th0 t^o men arre.t lloss sUk ?n a C.^arKe of itealjD9 a ?l?antity of VorU an, ,mP?rt'nK house in Liberty street, N. haviliV b?n M Iay ^"charged from impnionmentj it Bn.clear,y fhown to Justice Chu ch, the com rVhlm)^ f l,tia V f1 had n<> connection with the Madison k?P?r of 1 itore at the corner ol dv on susn^in^ ?rhD"1 *who wa? taken into custo ? u ^e,DK concorne<l in the larceny, wa* offlcer from New^?ork.m ,hb,e,'uently re-arreste/by an Brooklyn Tammany Hall.?We understand that the exteniive edifice, intended to be built by a company of ?:entlemen in Brooklyn, and to be known as Tammany tall, will be at the corner of Court street and Moatague place, immediately fronting the principal entrance ol the City Hall. The projectors intend to apply for a charter at the ensuing session of the Legislature; alter nvhich, they will organize as an association, on the princip'e of the old Bucktail clique of New York. Rumored Foul I'lay.?A rumor was current in Brooklyn last evening, that the colored woman, Betsy Johnson, upon whose body iVlr. Coroner Oakes held an inquest on Sunday last?and whose death was stated by tho Jury to have been caused by epilepsy?had been murdered. In all probability the circumstances upon which this suspicion is founded, will be made known to 'lay to the police magistrates, and an enquiry thereupon instituted which will unravel the mystery. Library Association Lectures ?A Mr. Lane deli vered a lecture at the Brooklyn Tabernacle on Tuesday evening, upon the topographical appearance and charac ter of the city of London. There was a large and re spectable audience in attendance, but the entertain ment?if such it can be called?was decidedly " flat, stale, and unprofitable." Ridiculous Shiteamishnkss.?Some of the belles of Brooklyn, who are in the habit of frequenting ballii and parties, have, we are informed, becomo exceedingly in dignant, because reference has been made in one or more newspapers, descriptive of their appearance an! deportment at a public assembly. They deem it exces sively vulgar, no doubt, to be pluced in the seme category with the highest, proudest, and most wealthy in the land, who proiess no absurd fas tidiousness on being marked out as worthy of ospe cial notice and admiration; and who possess none of that false delicacy which is too frequently indicative ot qualities of a diametiically opposite character. If it be tho case that these pseudo modest damaela go to places of nmuaeinent, without the consent or approbation of their anxious mamas, then, of course, it becomes import ant to them that their appearance in public should not be noted down by any reporter; but they have yet to learn, perhaps, that the safest policy which they can pursue, will be to avoid tho gaze of such ubiquitous and impertinent intruders, by remaining at their respective homes, instead ol endeavoring to create a sensation in rooms at which they avow themselves ashamed to be seen. By the bye, the ball of the City (Juards, at ('otitic llall, was well, though not very numerously, attended on Tuesday evening last. The two great affair* of tho season, however, will be the Emerald Ball, on the 7th proximo, at the Brooklyn G?*d> n Saloon, and the Amc ri an Kngine Company's Assembly, Christmas Kve. Caution to Youno Mrl??Atthe raffling shops in Brook I lvn, (not one of which has, as yet, been interfered with by any of the city authorities,) somo of tho blacklegs in attendance make a profitable business by palming upon i their victim* counterfeit money, whilst operating, in other ways, for the fleecing of those who enter the deni, so speciously prepared for the inexperienced and unwa ry. There are, howevor, some establishments where raffling for poultry is tolerated and encouraged by many respectable persons, merely as a matter of pastime and amusement, and whero idle and vagabond boys cannot obtain admittance. Even such establishments are repre hensible; but certainly not to the extent of those whose proprietors blush not to admit that they live by mean* of th> ir superior chicanery and recklessness Police Items - A mun named Kd ward Foster whs com mitted to prison on a charge of severely beating and otherwise maltreating his v/iie, and a person calling him xelf Francis McKeen, was taken into custody by Captain Oliver Powell, of the Watch Department, for the alleged offence of stealing clothing from the house of Mr. Mich'i Redding, Mahnktic Trt.eorapii Link.?Mr. O'HiHIVj ??? rreiary oi tlie Atlantic, linkf nnri MiMusmppt I H** m Company, is now in Washington It is stated, rrangements have been completed with the Phil:) delphia, Wilmington ?nd Baltimore Railroad Company lor the extenaion ol the line over their road betwe?n ilaltimorn and Philadnlphia ; and that contracts are of larad to the magnetic telegraph company to compl?tf ?' 1 by tho 'JOth of Januaty next

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