Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 7, 1846, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 7, 1846 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. Haw Vorlt. Sutur.livy, March 7, !???. 1LLI'?TK4TRU WEEKLY HEBALI. Thu 1?w Glare Church, Ac- Ac. The IVttkly HtraU will be published at 8 o'clock this morning, at sixpence a copy. It will be embellished with a beautiful view of the new Grace Church, situated at the upper end of Broadway, and to be consecrated to-day ; and a graphic illustration of the dissolution ot the joint oci upaucy of Oregon, and the r? tirary of John Bull Irom the Arm ot Sam Bull, ol tlut territoiy. It will contain, in addition, the interesting intelli gence from Washington, the news from Europe and India, and the local intelligence ot the week. Single copies, in wrappers tor the mails, can be obtained at the desk. The Jleetlng nt Tammany Hall. There w.m a tremendous upheaviug ol the de mocracy list night at Tammany Hall. It seemed as if Mouut Vesuvius had burst forth again ; indeed the confusion and " chaos come again," at the cio<o of the meeting, was really a fierce democratic erup tion, beating the original Vesuvius a its bttming brilliancy at midnight, all to pieces. We give u lull report of the proceedings in another column. The Finances of the Uovcrnuciit.-.Sub Treasury IfIII. A bill for the regulation of the finances of the go vernment wdi, without doubt, be introduced into the House of Kepreaentatives sometime within the next week or two. The principal object ot this bill is, to bring into operation a system for the protec tion aad sale-keeping of ?he public moneys?for the regulation of the currency of the country?and for the purpose of placing restrictions upon tne move ments of the numerous banking institutions located in every section of the country. Under the existing system, the finances of the gov rnment are regu lated and controlled by the banks holding public de posits, and until some new system is perfected?un til Congress re-establishes the Sub-Treasury, or some other plan?the surplus revenue must be de posited in the State banks. There is at present no permanent system for the regulation or safe keeping of the public monies. By the provisions of the act of Juue 17th, 1844, the Se cretary of the Treasury is compelled to recognise, to a certain extent, the State bank system that existed at that time ; and the system then in operation de otared that no changes should be made in the places of deposit, except for non-compliance with the in structions of the Secretary, or the failure to furnish sufficient security. It thereiore appears that the Secretary is restricted in the management of the surplus revenue, and is compelled to carry out the provisions of a law which must appear to all, but the inaiitutions holding the public money and those engaged in speculations, to be very defective, and very injurious in their operation. The surplus reve nue of the government, at this moment, amounts to about nine millions of dollars, and we do not hesi tate a moment to state that a very large part of thia sum is held by banking institutions engaged in stock and all other speculations. The public funds are now more or less used to promote speculation, and to orsate a fictitious business, tending to destroy a healthy state of trade, to inflate credits, and produce an axpansion, leading to a revulsion in commercial affairs, and the bankruptcy and ruin ot (he commer oial classes. The surplus revenue in 1832, when a change was made in the places of deposit, amounted to about ten millions of dollars. The employment of this surplus, in the speculative movementsol the day,was one strong argument in favor of their removal irom the Bank of the (Jmted States, and a good reason why it should not have been given to other banks, to be used tor a similar purpose. The disposition made ot the deposits in 1832 led lo the tremen dous speculations ol 1825 and '86 and the revulsion ib commercial affairs in 1837, and a similar disposi tion of the surplus now would, without doubt, be attended with similar results The Sub-Treasury law would aerve ae a check to eoy bank expansion Instead of increasing the b nkiug movement of the country, aa the t ran ale r ol the surplus revenue in 1832, from the United States Bank to the Suie banks, did, the Sub-Treaeu ry will reduoe and restrict tt. It will act us u check upon any and all attempts to inflate the currency, by an over->eeue of paper promises to pay The operation of the Sub-Treasury system, while a large surplus existed, would not be so satisfactory, or so beneficial to the commercial classes, as when the receipts and expenditures of the go vernment wrre about equal, and when there was no surplas of any account; but it would be, under any circumstances, much better than the present St ite bank system It would be much better for the sur plus funds of the government to be locked up in vaults, and drawn entirely from use, than to have them appropriated to the inflation of some specula tive b ubble and to the derangement of the legiti mate trade of the country. The contemplated alterations in the tariff, redu cing the average rate of duty to a rigid revenue standard, will prevent any further accumulation of a surplus, and any objection that tnay be brought against the Bub Treasury scheme, upon this head, will soon be done away with. There can be no other objection to (his act. It is full time (hat tt should be adopted Mr Van Buren's term of office was almost entirely used up in ttforts to get the bub Treasury bill through Congress It became a law in tue last year of huterin, and continued in opera tion less than a year. It was repealed in the early part of Mr Tyler's term, and has since been laid on the shelf The Baltimore Convention, that nomi nated Mr. Polk, made this bill a feature in the new oreed of the party then and there promulgated. Among the resolutions adopted nt that convention was one in favor of this plan, and it therefore br ooms* necessary that the party iose no time in car ry lag out the object of thoae resolutions The op position to this measure has, from its first introduc tion, been very grtat, and, as the effect of its opera tion is as yet merely theoretical, it is opposed strictly upou party principles. Any measure emana ting trom the democratic party must of course be ?ono*!' u*d by tne opposite party, but any mea sure t. nding to reatnot their pet banking tn sfuutio. ? meets with the moat bitter oppo sition Tne bub Treasury scheme may be an experiment, but it is an experiment attend ed wub very littla danger to any interest, except the banking interest, and any experiment tending to check the increase or progress of the banks, in every section of the country, cannot but prove per fectly aucoeeetul and aatislactory. The times de mand the re-establiahment of this Sub-Treasury plan, with ail its ni -st rigid reatrtcuons. The regu lation of the finances of the general government, the preservation of the present value of the curren cy, and the aate keeping of the surplus revenue, require the immediate adoption of this act, and ita immediate enforcement. Tie returns received, from time to time, from the hanks in diflemut sections of the country, exhibit s steady increase in the general movement, and tins men .i m > u i a present gradual, is progressing so sure.,', mm ,t must ultimately inflate prices and credit-, > goes forward, gain strength and force, until n >tinng can resist ita influence, and all classes wiii drawn into the expansion, and the whole count y become ogaiu one universal scene of npeeul ?uou, .ding ia bankruptcy, prostration and rum, wife in every direction, which wtl ftqQif ym.rH t * reinove Saw. r a . ?s Nonrn ?We arc constantly m c Livingston and Wells for the latest papers 1 ft>?4 imirtiui Packs t ?L*PS Wo havtt frequently alluded to die beauty of mo? del and last nailing qualities of our American packet tthipa, and from time to time thrown out such thoughts aa our feelings oil the occasion suggested. We have invariably held that our enterprising park et owners have never received the amount of praise which they deserve at the hands ot our people, lor constructing those specimens of naval architecture which have inculcated on foreign nations a just idea ot the skill aad enterprise of the American people. It is admitted by every nation to which our splen did pickets travel, that in point of beauty, symme try, and sverything that constitutes the beau ideal of a.splendid ship, the American people are superior to any other in the world. Who has not heard ot the unlimited encomiums that have been lavished 011 the dramatic line of packets belonging to E K Collins, Esq , of this city, and in praiseof which we have frequently contributed our quota. Nor are the facts wanting to sustain the opinions we have broached on these splendid vessels. We have encountered a great deal of labor in looking over our files in order to compile a list ot the passages made by this line of packets for two years back, and the following is the result:? PilikOM orTHC Dramatic Lilts, 184J. SatUdfrom Nrw York. Jlrrivtd at Ltverpoui. Dayt SiJdons, Dec. ua, '44 Jan. 14,'46 17 days. SiieiitHO, Jan 29, '46 Fsb 14,'46 16 " Oirrlck, Feb 27. 46 March 46, '46 96 ? Rjteiut, March 97. '46 April 21,'40 26 ,' Siddont. April 98, '46 May 96, '46 27 ? Sheridan, May 26, '46 June 20 '46 94 " Otrrick, June 97,'46 July 17, *6 20 ?' RoOiun, July 27,'46 Aug 21,'46 26 Siddnns, Aug 26 '16 Sept 16, '46 21 ' Sheridan, Sept 26 '46 Oct. 27, '46 31 " Harriet, Oct. 20, '46 Nov 17, '45 20 " llosciui, Nov. 28, '46 Dec 20, '46 22 " Siddons, Dec. 31, '45 Jan. 20, *4ci '30 '? I From Littrpaol. thrived at N<w York. Oay$ Uoscius, Jan. 12,'45 Feb. 16,'45 84 " Siddona, Feb 11,46 Mai oh 24, '45 41 " Sheridan, .March 13, '46 April 18, 16 36 " Oariick, April 13, '45 May 19, '46 36 " Roeciuh, May 14. '4ft Juco 17, '45 34 " Siddons, June, 14 '48. .... .July 10, '48 26 " SheriJan, July 13,'45 Aug. 16, 48 34 " Oarrick, Aug. 13, '46 Sept. 7, '46 28 " Rosciut, Sept 1 J, '46 Oct. 11, '4ft. . .. . .20 " ( Hiddonk, Oct. 13, '46 ..Nov. IS,'45 31 " Sheridan, Nov. 12, '46 Dec. 17, '45. .... .36 " Passagks of tub Dramatic Link, 1844. Xailtd Jrom \rie York. Jlrrivrd at Liverpool. Doys. Siddons, Dec. 27, '43 Jan. 16, '44 20 " Sheridan. Jan 27, '44 Feb. 16, '44. ..... .20 " Oarrick, Feb. 26,'44 March 18,'44 18 " Roscius, March 24,'44 April 14,'44 10 " Siddont, April 28, '44 May 26, '44 29 '* S-ieridsn, Miy 27, '24 June 16, '44.* ? ?. . .19 " Oarrick, June 26,'44 July 12, '44 16 " Roscius, July 27,'44 Aug. 10,'44 90 " Siddons, Aug. 26, '44 Sept. 98, '44 33 " Sheridan, Sept. 30,'44 Oct. 18, '44- 18 " Oarrick, Oct. 97, '44 Nov. 19, '44 98 ?' Roscius, Nov. 26,'44 Dec. 94, '44 98 " i From Liverpool. Jirrivid at Ntw York. Do ye. Oarrick, Dec. 18, '43 Jan. 20, '44 38 " Kotcius, Jan. 14,'44 Feb. 8,'44 96 " Siddons, Feb. 11, '44 March 14, '44 31 " Sheridan. Marsh 14, '44., . .April 13, '44 30 " Oarrick, April 13, '44 May 16. '44 82 " Roscius, May 14, '44 June 19, '44 29 " Siddons, June 12.'44 July 17, '44 36 " I Sheridan, July 13,'44 Aug 18, '44 38 " Oarrick, Aug. 19,'44 Sept 6,'44 26 ?' Roscius, 8ept.ll, 44 Oct. 19.'44 81 " Siddone, Oct. IS, '44 Nov 13, '44 81 " Sheridan, Nov. 14 '44 Dec. 28, '44 44 " Oairick, Dec. 19, '44 Jan. 14, '48 33 " Thus it will be seen that the average passage of these vessels has been remarkably short. This is owing to the eminent qualifications of our ship builders and merchants, and proves, beyond doubt, that, tor speed in sailing, and symmetry and beauty of model, the American packet ships are second to none in the world. But the reputation of our naval mechanics and ship merchants is not left to us alone to promulgate and uphold. It has extended to foreign countries; and the notice taken of our enterprise and talent in this line, is the fruitful comment of the press abroad, and has found advocates in persons ot the highest note and importance in Europe. A tew years since the Spanish government contracted with our New York ship builders to build two steamships, ths Lion and ihe Eagle, for the service of that govern ment. The models of these vessels were accord ingly prepared, but before a plank was laid they were submitted, as we understood, at the time, to our enterprising shipowner, Mr.Collins,and his opinion requested. Although it was a delicate duty to perform, and Mr. Collins would undoubtedly have gladly declined it, still he thought it his duty to suggest several alterations in the mo del These alterations were submitted to the Spa nish government, hnd, to the credit of Mr. Collins be it said, tbst every suggestion which he |>ointed out was followed to the letter. We considered this a very high csmpliment to Mr Collins, and to our ship merchants of New York in general. These vessels were built according to these suggestions, and when they floated, like swans upon the waters el our heautilul bay, they excited the admiration of everybody, and were the subjects of praiseof foreigners as well ns of our own people. Indeed this proof ot the talents ot one of our most eminent merchants was hardly necessary, tor the splendid packet ships Roscius, Garrick, Siddons and Sheri dan, are the source of praise and comment amply sufficient to confer on him the title ol nt plus ultra of packet owners. It the United States government would submit to Mr. Collins, or to oue of our famouu shipbuilders, the project of building the vessels for which they may coii'ruct, we are confideut that they will gain considerable by so doing. We ar?- alad ? that Mr. Collins has reaped n harvest that his enterprise uud talent eminently entitled him to# We understand that he is about to retire from his arduous duties, and for the purpose of winding up his aJfairs k i>-paralory to so doi?g, offers lor sale the splendid snips composing his line, viz: the Gar rick, Siddons, Sheridan and Roscius We shall, ublisb in a day or two the passage" ot the other Liverpool lines. Nxw Ha-wshirx Elxction ?The moat exciting l?olitical contest that has ever taken place in New Hampshire will tie decided on Tuesday, the 10th instant. The n w feature which haa been intro duced into the politics of that Mate, by the defection of Hale from the democratic ranks, on the Texas question, and the mingling ot temperance with party politics, renders the result very doubtful. The democrats have heretofore had the ascen dancy, but the probable junction of the Hale men with the whigs, or a portion ol them, is likely to place the Slate in other hands. Jared W. Williams is the democratic candidate for Governor; and General Anthony Colby, the whig candidate. If the whtgs succeed in carrying a majority, it is un derstood that they are to unite with Hale's friends in the Legislature, and elect hirn to the United Mates Senate. In case of such an event, the demo crats may or may not expect to elect Woodbury to Congress. The whole State 16 in a ferment, and politicians throughout the Union are looking for the result with some anxiety. We shall, probably, obtain returns enough by Thursday, to " ahow which way the wind blows." ____________ Akkival raojf China.?The clipper ship Houqua Captain Palmer, arrived yesterday from Canton, with dates to 2d of December. This very fast sailer has made the passage in ninety-four days. She brings no news of importance. We learn from Capt. Palmer, that the English Gov. Davis, of Hong Kong, was on the eve of making a visit to Ke Ying, the Governor of Canton. It was his intention to go inside of the city walls, and thus being the first foreigner admitted there. This indicates the in crease of the European feeling among the Ce lestials GoN?Bc*ATioNorG*Acs Chi?kck ?Grace Church is to be consecrated thie-rjiorning, at 10 o'clock. Bishop .McCoskry will perfoho the services It will, prob bly, be an imposing ceremony. The doors will be opened at 10 o'clock tor the recep lion of the biehopa and clergy, after which the pub lie, having tickets, will be admitted We ahull give a lull report of the ceremonies in to-morrow's paper, together with a splendid engraving of ths church __________ Town Elxctions?The whigs have recently car ried their ticket# in Rochester, Buffalo, Utica and Troy. Tremendous N?cllng ?f Ik* OcmoctfWf a Timmaitf HalU'l'be Itffarti for City Re form?U rent Eiclt?Mnt In the WlfWtm ??Magnificent Split among the Bone and klaew?Grand Chance for a New Reform Party, dte. In answer to a call tor a public meeting of the de mocracy at Tammany Hall, last evening, to take into consideration the proposed amendments to our present city charter, a very large and enthusiastic assemblage ot all parties seemed to be in attendance James J. Roosevelt was called upoi^to preside. , Messrs. Edward H. Nicoll, John N. Burkhead, j with fifteen others, were selected as Vioe Presi dents; and Messrs. Johu B Hasktus, Patrick Katf ertv. with others, were appointed as Secretaries Tne Presiok.xt came lorward and announced the purposes of the meeting. He said it was called to take into view the present structure of our city 20V- , ernmenr, which, as it exited, was represented as being, by far, too expensive, and liable to abuse, j He said they should he, and they could be, reduced. : There should be a sufficiency ot checks and balances interposed to prevent an infringement upon and to constitute a well ordered government. Upon the I eve of an election, it was usual tor both parties to make great boasts introductory to some new me thod ot reform. Large promises were made, which, in the end, turned out to be little less than a dead letter. There had been but little difference between j any ot thein. This meeting was called to take into consideration some requisite reform in our city government, which he hoped would prove of sub stantial benefit and answer the purposes complained of. It was time something was done to this eud, 1 and he was happy to see so general a demonstration of the popular voice as was here manifest. Tha call of the meeting was then read and heartily approved. After which, the following preamble and re solutions were preeentea, and rapturously applauded and cordially approved :? Whereat, the Common Council of this city have agieed upon a series of proposed amendments to the city cheitor, and p-csentod the same p-esentod the same to the legi-lsturn 01 the 9 ate, with a view of having them puisuJ iulu a law, and ..nbmitted te a vote of the people lor approval or rejection : ? And whereas, the existing charter is essentially and radically defective, unsound in principle, unjust and un equal in its actios, and the fruitful source ol innumera ble and glaring abuses in the administration of our city affairs, and requires a thorough and vigorous application healthy i ' ot the hand ot retorm, to produce a healthy change in the body politic : And whereas, the public mind, which has been for a leug time intently alive to this subject, and urgently de sirous lor adequate action, doe* not recognise in the amendments proposed by the Common Council a mea sure of reform calculated to remedy all the oxieting evils, or satisfy expectations reasonably formed : And whereas, it is highly desirable thet the amend ments Anally submitted to the vote of the people shall be such as will be adopted by them, and also such as will be just, equal, beneficial, and satisfactory in their opera tion and etfect?therefore, Resolved, That a system Jof equal representation, based solely upon population, is the very foundation of truly republican government, and involves the principles most dear to a free people; and that the amendments of the Common Council are deficient, inasmuch as they do not recognize this sound doctrine in the construction of both of the proposed legislative branches. Resolved, That to preserve the equality of renresen- ? tation, it is requisite that there should bo a periodical ap portionment 01 the members ot both branches of tbe Mu nicipal Legislature, founded upon a census; mid that the amendments of the Common Council are deficient, inas much as they make suoh a provision only In relation to one branch. Resolved, That no legislative organization can he con sidered as realizing to the full extent the lessons which wisdom and experience teach, tnat does not provide for tbe election of members of one bran h from larger dis tricts, as well at for longer terms than those ol the other; and that the amendments of the Common Council are deficient, inasmuch at they give to tbe several wards tbe election oi the members of both branches of the Com mon Council. Resolved, That U U a sound principle that the whole of the body represented should participate in each elec tion of representatives ; that, in a densely populated city, any plan of election which violates tfkis principle, is liable to the additional objection that unworthy elec tors. residing in districts not electing, cau easily and without inconvenience, move temporarily into, and wrongfully vote in, those districts wbich do elect; that the evil and unfair results which have attended this sys tem of ''colonising " ia our municipal elections, should caution us against holding out increased temptations for a resort to it ; and that the amendments of the Common Council are deficient in this respect, inasmuch as but one-third of the wards are to elect their Aldeimen at the same time. Resolved, That the history of this country has fully shown the wisdom of guarding with Jealous cart against the consteut tendency of legislative bodies to over legislate and to legislate wrongly; that the most efficient re triction has hitherto heen found to be tbe Veto ; and tbat the ameodmeota of the Common Council are deficient, in aamuoh ea they do not subsian tially invest the Mayor with tbia power so important to tbe public welfare. Resolved, That the experience of all governments bas proved that tbe accumulation o' patrunags io the hands of one person is injurious to the public inteiests, and dangerous to the officer selected to dispense it; that tbe bestowel of 1'. by a wiaa anil pure executive among recipients uniformly bones and deserving is impractic able, while its distribution by e week or a bad eoe has been attendant with much of personal corruption, and might now be made the means in influencing corruptly our primary anil general elections: tbat, while tbe exer cise of so much power by our National and State exe cuuves bas led to a growing and earnest demand tbat it be diminished and diffused, it is not wise for us, in the face of this pregnsut tact, deliberately to invest our own executive with like power, elected as he is by a constituency embraced within a narrow compass, and subject to fewer and more direct influence*; and tbat tha amundmena of the Common Council are, therefore, deficient, inasmuch at they give to tbe Mayor a patron age far exceeding that of the Governor in most of the States of the Un:- n, and which, if not larger iu all re ?pacts than that possessed by tbe Governor ot thie Mate, is mora capaoie of effective use for bad purposes. Resolved, That the necessity of taking away from the Common Council the appointing power, the impolicy of lodging it with the Mayor, end the wisdom of diffusing it, lead us :o consider an election of the heeds of depart ments by the people, the rightful possessors and the most judicious dispensers ef political patronage, and the appointmont bj them of their respective under oflioers, ns a wise and salutary reform, and tbe only proper dis position of tbe matter ; aud that the ameudmeuta of the Common Council are deficieut, inasmuch as they do not provide for such election by the people. Resolved, That our memheis of the Assembly aodtbe Senate, by so amending the uUo of the Common Council as to secure the adop'ion ol the principles set forth iu these revolutions, will, in our opinion, carry out tbe will of thei* constituents, extend sound political doctrines, ami advance the interest* of the city Resolved. That our members ol" the Assembly and Senate are rscommendad to piovide, as feres practica ble, tor ft separate submission to the people of the prin cipal relorms embraced in the amendments adopted by them. Resolved, Tbat while we have thu? freely expressed oui sense of the deficiencies of the amendment!! proposed by the Common Council, we cheerfully ackuowledge that they embrace in my substantial reforms, and to that exteut, their adoption would be beneficial; aud tbat the uiembeis ol the Common Council are eutitlad to the comni ::;.laiiou of their constib ems tor the xeal and -n ter?vt they have evinced in tnis matter. Bh*i v was then called for. (Hore a great tuuiult Of icJ, seme shouting " Brady," "Brady," and others " question," "question/') Chnmm?;? presented himself, and endeavored to nmiease the excitement which prevailed. (" Brady," ? Bra ly," rami tnrongh the hall, and he camo upon the Stan l ' .ids! tlie most vocifsious -ipplausa ) Mr Bssdv then said:?Fellow citixene- I merely come to this stand, at this time, in answer to your reqnaeU.? It was my purpose to address m upon tbe subject which so much engaged your attention; yet I had de signed to avail mycelial making sucuropliecae I thought might I e necessary, after hearing these resolutions which have bean read to you,advocated upon the oppoaite side, for I know thet I ante,tain dtfleient opinions than those which may bo submitted to you by thoso gentle men who have been specially invited to address you upon this occasion; ihetelore I waive the present pri vilege, and promise myself to respond as may bast become me in the position I have assumed.? (Cries of "goon," "go on"?" Brady," " Biady."!? There ere two or three ot these resolutions which I cannot approve, and to wbioh I must with a due regard to my own fealings unhesitatingly dissent from Fellow citixens, I appear before you lull of confidence that there is no body of mon who can prevent my being heard when I eddiees them as such I am a nativa of the City ol New York, am strongly attached to ita insti tutions. its people and its great and growing importance: thercfoie I will speak! I come belnre you with no full mouthed assurances; it i- not my purposes to Antler, to diverge from tbe truth, or to condemn; every man bae an opinion (or should have) of his own and tha acknow ledged right to exerciae it. Income bora with aa sincere a wish to be enlightened ?? have you. I would not act rashly or spaak under an excited state of feeling I would talk calmly, act calmly, re.ison calmly. This is a second time that wa hava mat to consider the proposed amendment* to our city charter; and having tuaen a part in tha preceeding meeting, 1 feel tha batter prepared to maintain the position which tha convictions of my own Judgment necessarily urges me to respect. For the first time in my liis have I been charged with uttering sentiments at variance with tha spirit of our coi ablution. Thet I have a right to oxpresa myself as my own souse of right impala mo, aono dero dony ; enn for thie oxarciea of my natural gilts. I hav# bean misrepresented. I hav# boon charged with exor cising a tremendous power avar the minds of those who wore present at the last meeting ; that I prevented others from occupying this stand, and that I threw ob stacle* in tho way ?f others who differed with mo in opinion, end tbat, in oontequanca, they could not be heard Thie ia unutterably and unqualifiedly false I em too mneh ia fevoi ol the freedom ol spooeh to Intro duce barrier* in the way ot suob en indulgence It ia not in paseion that wo should discuss this subject, for by suclylerisiOD is wa may ell arrive at, in tha conaide ration W this matter, very muoh depends. It ia aa occasion of gre?t import. Wo era called upoa to discuss the fundamental principles of our government One single question I would ask be tore I approach this subject Would you eloot your heads of depeitmentt '?(Certainly wa would-what do Lou suppose wa waut I from ell parts 01 tha house ) ?? me calmly preseut the views I entertain upon thia susjecti let me present what I think ought to be taken into oo fidera'ion?(Hear him, hear him ) The amend ments to onr present city charter wore approved of by tho Mayor onthaiM February A certain amendment proposed that tho heads of tho different departments ha Mooted by the peopl -. 1 regard thie action as prema tura in tho Common Counoil Wo flod our democratic Common Council adopting tho very plane which (hoy censured in a previous board. It la an enigma whioh I ^auoot tally aotn pre hand. Thia matter w? somewhat enlarged upon at a previous matting tad t suSoiant tun* has intervened sine* that period to enable you to rot# understand! ugly and in a manner which will cauat you no subsequent iegret 1 deny that this question of reserving to the Common CoudcU the right to 'elect the bead* of department* aaaerti poli tical power; it ia on* of axpadiency. (No, no, ?"n b?*r him?kick him out; b* baa eaidanoi I am wla.l in kn i : _ . , . . no; hear , __ VTJ7" ? ????, If umm >.iu ?DOUgh, JlO ) 1 am glad to he opposed in my opinion, because it savor* -.,1?ndanca: it look* aa if tbe people themsslve* were dateri mad to act, and tbia opposition fa mi* baa evidences that tbey mean to act and vote correctly. 1 w?u ? mooting whicb wae bald in this ball on I ch^ma^?**Thi l?44, ?' whio,> Robert H. Moms waa chairman. Tbia too waa a masting called to diaouas the very question which haa aummonad ua together to nigbt. It waa upon tha aubjact of municipal reform. I will, with your permission ie?d tha following extract from a mmarka made by tha Praaidant upon that occa " Tbe rystsm authorised by our preaent city char tar is wrong, and the moat honest tffsits to reform irir io 'ov?1rnu"?ut ?? trammelled by tb* charter it f.rL ?sP r hM yat b,?n praaanted to the lagiala tur# for the necaataiy act; and the present meetinx has b.**D,P?*'P?n?d Jr,th ,b? bop* ,k,t th? wiedom 01 ear city lather* would pitch upon aom* suitable plan, but aa there is a diversity ot opinion among them, and as tha fl8*? '?fWitivs term ia drawing near to a close, it their^H1,. ?"P-d'ent to caU upon tha paopla far their aid." (Orsat applauss) 7M,*n *dJre*aed by ona whoa* power* ol eloquence helped to elevate him to that dignity in tha oouncils of the natioh he ao much honored. Thst man J"* fr*,h from the working clasaea ; be had their un Ti"6?,?*. and Ucfl'uchiug support, which he well meiit ll.ii i. ?ia? tly Moor? ! In my remarks, 1 shall ?I*" 01 k" language. Alluding to aome objaotioa* aa t0 the power* of the Chief Magistracy of this city, ri* " on')' " the chief m igistrnte restrained irom appointing subordinate executive officer*, but also lrom exercising any effective control over the action of the municipal legislature- The officer* ol tha Corpora tion, being appointed by tha Common Council, have aimos as many masters a* tnare are members of tha .*? . ' consequently, there can be but little re sponsibility, and leas unity of purpose and action?on the pait of these official* -to say nothing of the utter went r economv in the management of our municipal affairs." This was tna complaint ol Mr. Moore ; he fart nor asserts, *..? Mi?JIl?>y oi'il8tu- th*t th# proposition to in vest the may er with powers?aa far aa the case admits? lh??? possessed by tha Praaidant of the Unitftd dutw, aud by tha Governor of this Stat#, will ba opposed by those who are unfriendly to tha principles, the policy and politionl integrity which oallad those so vernments into exiatanca, uphold# aud sustain# tham By any other* 1 No -my word tor it-not by any other*. It will ba by men of that political complexion, and of that: complexion alone, who will preauma to of 25S Ja": P?b!ic ?ar> ""?K ,h? public aanae with their hollow and hypocritical clamors against executive dictation?executive patronage, and ' tb* on* man power!' Let tham rxve. They will aoon diacovar, -hair own confusion, that tha efforts of mock patriots 5Hi.p JUo? "lotnagogu#*, whan directed against this !!?f of republican freedom, are as impotent and harmless as thsir deaigns are treaaonahle end infamous. Observe, fellow citizens, it is not the exclueive possession of the executive, but of the lerisla ?Z!. PKwer- A7at, mskos th* despot terrible?tbat "!?" hl? with d?ng*r and with death." A wiser sentiment or on* batter sustained by the history of the past, is not to be found. Again he say* It fhlHTJi ^ ,r?co?er ou,r lost ground, we must return to the pnnciples of our faith. We must raise the standard of reform, and make the Government of New York city among cities, what the United States government is among the nations of the earth. Tha two houses of the f', the ,wo Hon??? of Congress, must represent distinct interest* ; the chief magistrate must ??M?.M.iha 2eto P?.wer ! the chief magistrate must no ik! i?f, ??cers who are to act with him in executing ?7m.TI' wllh JhT ,dvic# acd consent of the mora EE3522 i.r?OCh of ,th* ci,y logiolhtura, appoint them." (Applause, hisses, cries of no, no, that wont do Ac ) i.?2I Jit I? un,en may err who doe? not?) Tha rims, however, may instruct us and we should so much the more be admonished by experience. LTnil!? K? U Ur iM ?n? ,0 iuPPort tbe veto power, Mr Monr? decisive ) Again, to quote from Mr. Moore (ell of whose seutimeots upon this subject 1 man/. iy ?.nl0r,e) h* *?"?> "Most of the state govern ortha trVt i ????W?Br? modelled alter the government 1? Bnd let ith? obeervea, wherever W?J! depeeture from that model, the people become dissatisfied, and desire a change of the organic lew, as the recent movement in Rhode Island an" the A??h-fi pro,c"?dluf? in New Jersev plainly show." At the time to which I have adverted, and to show in hi ?*,l!n ?n tb? ?P?och ot Moore was acknowledged to be held, who" he sat down ' Old Tammany rang with nine hearty cheers " 1 alsi submit one of the resolu tions passed upon at that meeting : " Resolved. That in tne opinion of this meeting the government of tna United state* is tha most perfect of all known systems of go vsrnmant, and that in any reform to be undertaken by ?hi democratic party ia tbe government of this city, the pnnciples of tbe Federal Constitution should b* the guide. In advocating these sentiments, I not Kur*'n* *?T new fangled notions; any k- ? ,(l?as; they are such as ar* enter tamed by a Urge portion of our citizens, and such at i il* ?ccupiad my most serious and careful attention I do not know that 1 can do better than to define my po 'Vi ?'ii!i!!?},eve ,h? P??P'? t0 ?a the rightful source of sumSd r'.?^ 5ere *" on? olh?r P0,''ion as sumed,which at the time.from the tumult and confusion, "!?i!i .?..U0,b!e,.oA*th?r Here there were ciie* of wfv ? a, 1 ?h . y;" "yo" ar" r,Sbt once any ihi^H J . b0,,!r for you ?nd 1 'Ba' ">e heads of the departments should he selected by the Mayor and Common Council---(" No yon don't," "we've had enough of that, " let us give it to the peeple >) You hj!\!S?DbrBf ?yfrI?ndShepatd on the oppotite side. D > i^<0- m? " k J"tu what it i* you want! sM.nHnnT.Vih Uh J ? ProP?"?J charter to submit the did ii ^ ?* h'*d' ?J t0* different department, confi 'P. "*? Mayor aud Common Council ?(-'No, no " fnr nn, ? h# "V'V'0.1'1? P??pl? " 'hoy are the ch ops far our money ;" "that'e the talk " Go It, my derlint," MtorUii h* ?"in crowd Wb? i' the difference, dI.Tl .h, y *iyin* thi" m?tt?''10 ?h* people, you bsv* to do so through some agency or other. You do not do it directly yourselves. (In tha lower and of tha bail - ?r,? Ik? psopla " "W* have been ruled long enough Reform is what we want.'' " We'll have something, any how." ' Cant be worse off" "Ninety e-fiht cant* taxes on a hundred dollars aint slow.") If | could ha made to believe ihet tbe eelaction of your Street r;Sr' rU!? Alra, Houm Commisiioner, or any . f ,h6 r?ri011? depaitmente could be fZVlZV 7 n P??PU ? lf- th"t in "?? selection of such officers, all cheuot and junti could be dispensed herl 1? y?Ur w,rd':/.wou'd fi0 a* far as the most ardent SES'ff- u ^on'd elect your Street Com mi.sioner Alma House Commissioner, and Chief of Po oZl -w J* *, JW#Mfl"Sd ohaP in ? ,a>??k ??"* m?u" .^y' the *?,', P ?? ?>? *ura," which mad# tha very welkin ring again) Tha com T''"ton thlf n b! 10 ch0,?n that ,h" candidates - V'(in )i??i w P. .p L Wf/e got a r?medy for *11 this !? >I"i7 T .' "hould be most happy to hear it. I si that?tha*i?*h!P*(h tbe P0,"ion 'hat I occupy, inasmuch a!? * b*en iomB manifestations of displeasure woiThv thll? my r'ma,k' ,f llj?t I thoifcht myself un wonid ,.1? f," f/?UI conflJ?nc? of my fellow-citizens, I T.IIm ft hesitate as to what course to pursue. If I th.i i * y ?w?>'from your meetings yau would say, thst hiving secured a desirable ofilet, 1 had no other in ?reste to protect; and now that 1 am here, I regret that 1 am uurqual to the ta?k of ftatilying you alf None frill***. ^at my o??!?' PO'l'tou will, or can, have the linn.rtTfP* ? Vc" n?m'nste foui Street Comrnis and thMr ,bW"'.and y0U "I'11 ???? 'hose contractor, and their subordinate* como forward, like a swarm of mid". 1? ??*'?? "tat Commissioner, should an effort be h I ? I, ',p!?P? b,m Preset* 'o 'he expiration of his taira If you elect the heads ol .he different departments by lo vTk?P wo.u,d 'h?y bs responsible ? Mind ride, of h, b? ?l*cted for three years !-all on fidaj of tb? iooni. (4lTho people !y4 ' the paopla !" "we don t want them for three years"?"One year," "on* arrilrinJVi* ?boufib." "Yes, six months," said a man uns mlfh^^ M e aen anca of Mik? w?l?b ) You adopt this method, fallow citizens, and you would soon have ^r.Si:Dd 'S* 7oad< ?f departments like Hotten l?rt / .^K* ach ,?.t,lar ,n tba fhe*"-this would b* tha enact?( They could ba removed by lmpeachmant") -8o m?mC.?nUi "i Til! WOnid b# att?nd?d "?b much amber iwsament. I behave the interests of the public would hf,i r?H,Ur !*orT#d by U"Tin* matters as they sr*. I have but little faith in prophecies, vat I do not heaiut* to say that in lass than thra* years, if you submit this matter iVnoVEft '.yx?U 7*" haV much ??aa? to regret it a n lai,^?n UDarring wiadem of Up0n *?D?ral ,,,bJ*cU ar in private personal maiian. ? ? ? ? ? ? . Mr. Brady ?at down amid much applauae. Mr. 8Hrr*RD then cam* forward and aaid. Follow citi zen!, I appear before you under diaadvantagea of illneis, and I. therefore, crave your indulgence. if that I pro ceed leiaurely to diaouaa tin* lubject and to reply to aome of the remark! of the gentleman who bai juit pro ceeded me. It haa been a pleaaure with me and a mat ter of pride at all timee, to meet my fellow citixena in oldTammany [Some remark! were made here, which we omit, referable to aomething which fell from the lipa of Mr. Brady] (Criea of "Brady," " Brady." "goon Bnepard." " he did lay 10," "d-d if he did," fcc) In electing the heada of the department, if that the people knew that they were to be deceived, and that by being humbugged, ai haa be>n aaid here to-night, I ahould be loth to come forward aa the advocate of any po pular aentiment?but they are not to be deceived. The argument of the gentleman ia a fallacy and ia with out public utility, unaubitantiated by facta, and be yond the reach of reaaon or experience. (4 voice in the crowd?" It** a lie-an Infernal lie!" Criea of " Put him o-'t!" " Go it, old boy !" " Give it to 'em, Moaea !" fcc. fcc ) 1 aay, gentlemen, that the voice of the people waa heard againat the money power in the election of Jackaon. fa that a lie 7 (Oreat confuaion ) I aay, too, that the voice of the people waa heard for the annexation of Texaa in the election of Polk Ia that a lie 7 (Shouta of " No, ne!) If the voice of the people cannot make ittelf heard, then our form of government ia a farce?if the voice of the people cannot make itaelf beard, then there ia no uae in publicly diacuiaing the Oragon queation, or the tariff queation, or anv other queatioa But the voice of the people can make itaelf heard?it ran be heard in peaoe and in war too, aa wit neaa the glorioua battlea of Monmouth. Trenton, Prince ton. Now Orleane. (Repeated ori 'aof' Quea-ion !-quea tion! Speak to the queation!') Well, then, the gentle man upon the other aide haa reeted one great point of hi* a gument on the proceeding! of a meeting which took place two yeara ago I appeal from that meetiug to thia The aentimenta of the people are the aentimenta of to-lay, and not of the peat. I ahull endeavor tn con vince you of theae propoaltlona Firat, that the Mayor ahould be endowed with the veto power The charter doaa not ao provide. Secondly, that the people ahould elect thair own ofReera There ie mora danger in the Mayor'a appointing them, than there aa i i the people'! electing them. Thirdly, that our ayatem of repreaenta tion ahould he baaed on population, which ia the only proper principle. The gentleman haa conceded the vato to he neceeeary. I therefore leave that to the general Judgment of tba people o the queation lo thia reapect he admit! the ( barter to be detective. The gentleman haa atated that if the ameudmenta we deaire are effected, the offlcera en * heada of department! will be choeen by etipwi in the aeveral ward*. But aay not tha Mayor be elected b> eiffuee t Ceuld not a man of great influence in ? ward go to a candidate for the mayoralty and eay to hian, " Promlae ma that if you are elected, you will give me auch eo office, eod you ?Bali have the vate of my ward la oeavastiea r fay ".v.? should thui btrgeln throughout tha 1 pMCtb* ?M?t' ,,m wI .^thate of gcutaf tha , City ? what a oh.n^woulJ he of" tU?. d#. I nominating fro^ tlie f ?" , u d ^,fore ha *u sleeted, ptrtmente would ha *PP*~,** thrM years. Who era These olfieeri are cboiian f? who appoints them ; they accoqptable to 1 The Mayor, w?? ?it Who lochi "P !l;?r^hU;^Va orT .proX^he/ .ty point* them. *} n}ZrA of' Alderman to raquUite tao couiant of the Board ofAWeraian ^ ^ ^IdJ^Buria^noughu. g'X&f whS' S ?h-.^d!icuU, T. 3r% ?2rt faU out ilth an alaant man on th!j fVtM^?.U?V?- Sraao. -Who wo. It 7 (Ora.t ep r?%lr SHtVpiao - N^matter what the heads of depart ?;iu may do when alootad-no matter what conraa of rnnducTthey may aiopt-no matter how they may die buraa the public moneys? the people are to ba r**P?"*i!' hU- they ui to foot the bUl, it la they who are to pay it. Why, the ol shouldn't the people elect thesehead. 1 Now! come to the benefit, of popular "election. The recognition of popular ?ovoroif nty is a groat , ? l je to nhiiriot for it lias a graat iuiuanca in fitting uuSt* 0,fpr"^'iS by conyentmn^ (jAjremo ? the crow ^ ^ of about judge., and if there wee, 1 hare my handa too lull to speak to thatqueation now. j does hia duty ... .. Ahotheb Voica?Don't you beltere It. jn'r g i bare found it an unwiaa conrae of reasoning, to argue from the natural depravityof the forefathers in originating our inetitutione, viewed the ^y ..d?' of the human heart Ha. not their oourae fig tall) rebuked any other1 (Great epplenae.) In a convention of the people a watchhil eye be kept, and were frauds carried on, they wouia ha exDo.ed. The gentlemau argued on the ?UPP?,I lion t?at the people would be successively chested. Take the moat degraded men, end when he has no pe personal intareat in the matter, he w ill <J tiallv Now how many mon ire them in the gren masses of thi'a city, who would be likely to here an in ta"rt in contract. 1 My friend has bean pleased to read from the speech of Mr'Moore, a man with whom I em intimately acquainted, and who. I am sure, if he were hare, woild utter the same sentiments that I do. ? A Voice?** So would Mike Welsh . . "?Tha Constitution of the Unitad States is cited ? an **notPfalr? fo"! as of the ?jvs.*rssss?Gt elected the same day with the pr?'^*nt thl^ vir s Certainly we can ; and that if the very wi i I hone to see Is to but an extension of the prinniple 1 o m no w ad voca ting. I come to a close. The question ia, shaU or ahall not tha people elect the heads of their dTrrt8H"rlhD then set down, amid a tremendous up roar and Mr. Paul Orout rose, but was interrupted by tha President, who called for theyeaa anInsys. on motion which soma one made. that tha J??olutiona be immediately out to Tate. The Prefident d-cided tuat a majority had votad in favor ol Putlln* ^".^lYbabTe 1 he main Question then cams up, and amid indescribable confu.rn, ue Pr0n.ident stated {hat the re.ol??.on. w.r. carried. Mr. English then attampted to obtain a hear inff b-?it Mr. Strataan pufhed forward and took the stana. The President says it is decided U?et the reaolutioni are parsed? . . Shout*. They're not peesed . Fallow democrats?Ooca mora, fellow democrats, A Voice Move we adjourn !" I am requested to ask whether yon will hear (Incessant hisses, groans, and cheers. ) Mr SiiiHi. again attempted to speak,but was inter rutted by repeated shouts of " Resolutions carried freu d0M,'s??sHk? then moved e reconelderetionjof the 'vote ny which the resolutions had been adopted, i? ?Mer het sssftK: ?... ?--?? about moving off, when Joh* I. CoMMsaro.o, Esq.. ??<,r rr? uhvsical strength to speak on this occasion. 1 have been requested to offer a resolution in this hall, oon.ecraied ? democratic principles, denunciatorj of tha imprison r vit<?v*.aa! Wttlsh ooi of tho purest dfrnocrutu that wa. ever sacrified by the enemies of liberty. I am ademociat but 1 spurn and deapiae the men who have desecrated this hall I as.ert that there has been a com bination among tne Aimvitleiders of tha democracy of New York to ? (Here Mr. C. was interrupted by some gentleman in bis rear, wtae spoke to him in a low tons ) I bava been requested to spare thedemocracy.I will not spere. I don't intend to accuse the mats ol the r.ii. of norsscuting Mike Wel-h, but the miserable r*L?. of 5-amman^fiall The p.loolpUelof the party at large are open and noble, and don t need conceal ment. Mr. C. here indulged in some very strong remarks denouncing the Court of Sasstons. 1 now state positively, that if justice to not done to Michael Walsh, the democrats will not only lose the, '?Jb' BS?',ril W? do evidence of malice produced on his triel. ^ then was he convicted tor? [A. Voice? To gel mm out of the way "! Do you want the absurdities of Bri tish law 1 No one iv allowed 1o speak of hu neighbor, for il he tells a falsehood, It s a libel; and il be tell the truth it '? a libel still. Somo ol the greatest asses 1 eveJ knew we?, lawyers , and I am sorry there if such a disnosition among the American people to be Governed by these15 asses. No man. for.ootb, can sr Governor of New York but a Uwyer.( No man can be President but a lawyer. It to vonr fnult fellow cliixens, if you have bad law. The Emperor Napoleon has set an example to tW? coun try inhi. code-a code so plain that overy common man may understand it. Did he call in lawyer, to conanlt w?.h him" No! he called in<uPract.cM men. and he would have called in Mike Walsh if he had known him. In all Franca there are but 400 : awrpis. In the city of New York alone, we have 6,000 ! Why, we have enough to damn an empirej The majority ol them would be better employed in dig e,n? out potatoes, than in digging out id... that never i.*e in their heads. There ere to be sure, some^few exceptions John C. Celbonn to e greet man. He once ?.M te rn., " Mr. Comm.rloid 1 do not orofe.. to be a lswyer, I em a producer " (i.heere for Calhouu.) The Dist. Att'y complimented me the other day, I auppoee to whitewash over what he had in prepeiation lor Mike Walsh We are going to wait the ac'ion of Oie Execu tive of the State. We have every confidence in him that he will not violate his official oath by denying juatice to Mike Welsh to plea*, the T.mmany ^ mev everlasting in amy reat upon his nam*. Thee# men h.v.thought to aheke off W.l.h'a friend, him down as e felon. But they are mietakeu. ^Utttw be hurled from power-lat their names he blasted?-let them be living instancee of the fearfol indignation ol an ?UMr?Co?i"*?r?",> than offeredad I he following reeolu tion, which was carried unanimously:? . Resolved, That this meeting dieepprovs of the riwent sentence ol the Court of Se.ribn. in the CMO of Michel Welsh, end that ea democrats we aredatermined to re slat the interest* ol .11 eli^ea. who have opposed the in terest of the champion of the true democracy of the "?Thi'meeting then finally diaperMd Some toint cries were made for O. Washington Dixon, Esq., to ?ddross them on the Restell case, but th,.: gentleman did not mile hifl ippeaiaDce on tho rottrum* Sic iransM giort mundt ! City Intelligence. Thk Wp.athfh.?II wri ? ?age temark of some down eatt philosopher, that we " almost always had some kind of weathi r the yaar round." This has been remarkably egemplilied within the past week or two. First, we had the cold, snapping Jauuary weather, just on the confines of spring, and then came the mild, warm, summer-like da>s ; and just as we were thinking winter was fairly over, and spring bad come at last, we were tsicrn by sur prise, yesterday, by seeing flakes of snow tailing. We were in hopes they had taken their " departure for the season," at the close ol the last snow storm. During the it snowed, hailed, rained, and did all sorts of things, rendering the tree siting remarkably interesting, Cnsraf or Rftolt ? Cept Btirsley,,of the packet ship Hottinguer, appeared yesterday before Commissioner Omdiuer, and lodged a complaint againat Thomas Lord, one of his crew, for an attempt to make a revolt on board the . hip, on her passage from Liverpool to t>;ia port. A warrant wee immediately issued, aod placed in the hands of one of the deputy marshal*, for the arrest of Lord Poll* Bootes?The trial of Mis. Bodin* is set down for the first Monday in April nest, at Newbuigh. Orange county, before Judge Rugglea, of tho Second Circuit. Attrmpt at Mcaaia. - W# learn that there waa an attempt at murder iu Broadway last nigbt. The tact*, as near as we could ascertain, were these: Mr Barbler, v ho, from some cause, has not tetidod with his family for some time, went to their residence in the evening, wi'h the intention of remaining there for the night. This being objected to. Mr Locbwood, tho family law yer, was sent for ; nnd as be entered the door of the house, v)r Bstlner drew a pi.tol and attempted to ehoot htm He fired twice, one bell passed by without touch ing Mr Lockwood, but the second went through bis cravat, and jn?t grazed his neck ; he thus narrowly es etoaping instant death Mr. Bstbier was immediately arrested, we ate toll end taken to the (tattoo house . A Pious Thu p.?Our thieves are beginning ?e partake of the pious ii flue noes of the present day 'I he house of JamesS Huggius, No ISS 11th street waa burglarious ly ectsied night, and a small pocket-bible, ?Oxford edition, ?ith a silver clasp and gilt leaves, to g-th?r with two dnxet. knives, a number of steel pens, and two volumes of Dluot's Lectures were stolen. Coitovica's OfPica. March ? ?Sudden Ptaik? The Ceroner held an inquest yesterday, at No. AI Lewis street, on the body of Hannah Dillingham. 61 yesra of age, horn on Long Islntad, who oeme to her deetu by disease of the heart The left Abbeville Banner states that two negro es, belonging te Oen. McDuffle, was killed on the ISth, by two or other negroes who war* acting in tha capacity of drivers. j Inat miMii of ike VrUaidiefiilkt Wtlik, In the Pmrk. ET The Work tug mac, and other cituens of the Ci.y and County of New Yoik.beint celled om for the purpose of taking into coasideraiMa the illegal end eujual cOBriciiue of Michael MM.h, for an alleged libel om John Horapool. with the Ti'idietive aevericv dec eod by the Court ol heasions oe U*t Turaday, like th e method of entering their so'emu pro test i|tiut ihe validity and infliction of said sentence : Jat. VV? protest because no evidence has been adduced goug to eatablian m il<ce on the part of Mr. Walsh in puoluhing the chargea againat Horapool. ... , . . . . 2nd. It la lr.own th t three chargea did not originate with Mr. Walah, but thu the allegationa being aobatan lallv tree, and aa uotoriona -a the eiistenea of Horapool liimsell. the re iteration ol them in a public uewaoupcr could not poeaibly form a righteoae fonndatioo for the iaauteuon of criminal pro "id'^Sieving that Mr. Walah aras influenced to give publico tv to thechurueter of Horapool oot ol his conviction* of duty to the laboring claaaaa. whcu he found him aeebiag public Kjro?' aga brp" "?HogTcoQtraet for the fbr.iahiag of the White .tU\"hr drtor'of^ba'puburrmnean waa justifiable in consider iog the applicant for a public cootraet m the eeme c -pacity ae any oth-r Vart-tm candidate for public place or emolument. j. When I ii cooced?d that the ehargts thaa brought bar# been arranged before th# community lor the very proper obi Ct of preventing aucb men aa Horapool fromi obtaiui-igmoney from the public treaaury, and wneu we see the applicant beting bit c airn on account of political eerricte-^wheii we beh Id him apaedtug month afer month et DOM ol'obuioiuf th?? job?when W find h?o? not o*?og i Sort of Goofreu, and all othrrs bafiot ?cctM to titl mnition, in whit other capect'T cm he be yUomI dun th \% of a po'iticml cauduUto lor ptrutin wfort. # . 6th We ir?teet tviioit the org to nation oftnr cr?*t I 'F tne trial of Mr. Wtlih. inasorach at the imiyrtulity MCjotrf for the ei^rciee of its proper function! c-uid not be eipeCnOd- In the fiit piece, it it known that the R?cor-cwa ?uUert i u ro friendly or just feelings towardi Mr. Walsh, end, secondly, tne t ZTmumm. who At es h.s as.ocUtes, Wf no itic,Ipari. xni who. nfrneireagerness for the aneeeaa of tneir uaur.lly enlert in prejudices against him for the frequent am of exp>Miuc the corrupt conduct of ,t? leader, 7 h. The objection?(? the P'ocee mil of th? eowtm ** count of tho public peaitinu of Horapool "# n?t alone eouia naet with tne common sense of evar? man, but the following quotations will ahow tnal thiavKWof ibe case rhe highest legal decisions in inagland and (he Unit* state# Iu thu Kng'ieh courts, in the caaa of fa-' i.euter and it waa decided ".very subject hue ? right to rreaent the delta nueacies of public olfieera to the consideration ol the people , Dora not the pub'iahiug of the feet thu the prosecutor, among otherthioga, waa in th- hanit of let.iug out lurm u eti houses of proatitntion of an Aei-at ioU'eat to the public loeamocbae if the a 'id p-reon Ind been allowed to have feroiahed tho house ?,f tki President, such palpable tominglti'g of the ex trrmei of decency, dignity and profligacy would Carry with it the moat diagracafnl infereaeae. _ , We refer to the authority of the flup-ema Court or tur own conntry. This wee a aaac of appeal found 10 a lower e .art of JOOO dollars far a libel oi a oubl.e oAcer. but though tho charge amounted toe charge of felony, it wae aet eeide oothe uround that public policy warranted the exposere of public mm. and that it was incumbent on the complainant to bay# I"own tne ma'.ice of the I.bsler. Ja.t.c. Cowen rn (??>?*? opinio# o' the court iu thu eaae, rcmarbed . irthe d londant iu eaaea of this kind cin ahow piobable cause for hia ehamee M 'a fuffi-ieot, without proving they are ? trictl y txueThe d. feud aut need not be pot t?' h i exact truth nalil hu malice haa been "hown by the other aide." Where w? aek.hae there been evi deuee of the mal ceofMr. Walah prodtteedl th-re la noauawer to thia We main min-hit the ch srgea 7' r"niahTm'^!d the public good On * former t?Ul for libel Mr Orahem rreii to the Conn the following defiuitionorihe dutinction be tween public and privute eharaetw:-Wh?n a himself aa a candidate for.public office. aad while challenges the severescrutiny into bi? cbareeter. nis me* riuordemeriu. whether of a public or pnyate uaturo,are th# only test, by which hi, claim, to truat or l.vor e? be jadged, and he haa no nght to compleu of the vited, or the expoau"ee wb ch follow ee ita reaol'- "e?[d?e i involving matter, of public intereat. Mr. W Horapool had no right to claim the furniahiog of the White ' Honaerinihr .core of having anpp the election of Mr Polk He conld not reconcile it w tn Jus notions <?f dtmocre cy that a man who hax evinced through lif? anch hostility to Tk. inrsiroatuad well ire of workiugmen, ahould come forwaid and aeek a profit ihle ;ob fr im the noad of a party whoae riro feaaiooa at "II tin aa have been favorable to tne interest and al &ssxiissusvzi iK.Sj-Sr'H and management ol the lawyers, aided and sustained by tho prejudices of taeOourt. The opportnuitv for the gratiflcaticnof these feelings had the wideitand moat dnugwoaa a-,ope. On the tide of the prosecution were throeliwyera hty?Mr. Walah had no advoc ire but himself Trusting in the goodness of hia cauao lie hai fallen into the hand, of bis euo iniet, the victim of their remorseless injustice and vea* " HeJoived, That it is evident that xndne unfairness hsvs cha racterised tKe whole proceedings of the late trial; this is maul feat from the fact that in thi two former tails Oie lending pa pers of our city deel .red that thechaigea m ide by Walah were fully lucuofd by the testimony of reti<vctble mrt Thst wh ch was admitted as evidence by the Court on the former rials, wis ruled out by the same Court on this we behold a *tr.nige trmifonmtioa of the practice or this Court; so strange a transition of slteranou a id amen meat, in dicated. to say the I-mat, a miaclii'vuna purpose of injuring the chances for tne acquittal of Mr. Wal.l^ ... Res ilvvd, Tha tne mdecent avidity with wh-eh senwneo waa dera nideJ, formi but a verv faint Idea ol the humanity of the '"ourt. H id it been the usual custom of this si. wo ahnnld ..ot comol ?in. but when we ?uow that individuals th?t have been found guilty of va'ioui degreoe ol crime have IMS thia leuie icy extended to them. we pau.e to aa* why nek unmerciful hast . We are eansfied that our fellow cit Ms can see the came for this uneximple J eae'Ciae of brutality, even to thoae who have sinned bevoud measure. R-aelved, That iu the cue of Mr. Walsh, we beholdthg con entration of malice, on tne pert orthoae'who a e the ene mies oftho working ela ?e?. Were it not for hie manly aed determined reaia ante to the achemee of oar oppr-e?or?. be woa'd not now be sufferit gthepeneltiea ol au nnmit aeut-nce. Th# blow that his been arrack not intea .it for Mm i-divi dnally, but itVni far beyoud th; atmrwpnere of hia perao . Thi. example isforthi purpose of prev- ling futnre ex. oet t om of the vile and m.rcileaa characters o 1 all aucn ?a fau?n upon the proce-da . f wealth extiecled from the toil andaulfer inga of those who labor for thai' anbiateice. KeaoUed. I hit this meeiiu* c the amount ofie justice that hai beeu doue iu the cue ol Mike. * slab, le-pect fully call up >n th ? fcxtcnlive of thu "i: ate to. interpose iu au thority, ann therebv extend jeaticr m xedwi.h ctemeocy. U iibr tati'ig him fn>m Hiicmliueaieiii R siilr>d. I h t a committee nfl? ? be ap-joini?d to present to Gov Wrigh the lor.^omg res >ln? tons. 11- Riddl-men nued John I Commerford aa me of the Committee,, -dChi.lea C Dev tin aa the other. Th-ae we e nn nimonaly ?cee ited, a>-d after tw.lve loud Chee t enich thrilled thr.iurhih Perk, the meeting edj mru ed to meet again at the call of tha eouimr.tes whan taey return ed from Albany jqhn ^ c OMMtM>OIU)r Chtinnsu. Nicholss F. Wilson, ) SeMUKkC. Kostou. >Vice PrrsideaU Jams .vie \waLLv. J J Alice RiKLT, ( Ibmurif a Ricmaud Walsh, S8^ >4 Jockey Clwb" Kxtruct, with s ssmplsU aasnrtmsnt of Perfemrry. Toilet Soap, Shavmg Cream. I"' uiee Beer's Oil, Aminline for chapjcd hxada, Col gnss. Kau Leatrale, a splendid pren nation for the hair ; Hai >ra of a anpvio-qit'itv. Hair. Nail, Tooth and ShiVirg Brmhea. Comas, fce. *c ?for sale wholesale aed resell, by C. KOU99EL, IM Broadway, between Liberty k Court lend sib. " KNOX," No. HO Kmttou itrest, Will introduce the Spring Fashion foe Qootleinen'e Hats, on Saturday, March 7, lMfa ? Wrliht's Indian VtgeUble Pllln ?In addi tion 'o these being one of tha b at ant -Vil .oaa medicines iu the world, poe e .ing apoocr of removing pern, which is Uejy as X kaiithing, four or fty# ?l wii VtrgD*#iklo P IU?|u?i every night on going to bed, will, in t abort t>me, com jletr-ly rid the body of those morbid humor, wht h, if I dg-d in the liver, are the cms# of peie iu tne aide som.-rimes acta .diog thioughti the anouliler blade, d flieulty of ore thing, uamea and aickneaa, lots of ep >-tite, eoetiveeeee. lodigeat on. n?tc? lmcv. swirthy or yellow eomjlrXinn, a d etheraimptoau or an inflimmation o-torpid a'a e of he live'. . Wrisht's Indian VexeUble Pills also cleans# the atomacb end bowels of all biliom humors and orhtr imparity. ? d theref ire are a eerui-i cure for c ildi dyieatery.ehofaaamoi LUB and every disorder of the internals Tney alio a irl aed i m p. ot a drgrstion, ecd c aeqiently giye h-alth end vigor to the ^*|j2L frame, as well sa d iv# diseeee ol every name from 'he body. CaCTion. Itahouid he remembered that# man hr '"?."'J'"* of -<*mn?l Reel, who selli mediciot; purporting; to be.India* Pills, in Oav 'tr-e'., twod n?r#east#rM?rk"ttweet, Bilnmi e, is no agent of mine, neither can 1 guarantee as geeniue any I hat h- nil for sale. i?. ,r.? The naly ircn-itv aurinat imposition, if to purchase ot no pe-,o n b ? ? >->w a certifie it# ot Agruey. or at rtie OA eaad Ueneiul Depe . Ne 2M Oreeuwieh ?t-eet. N T. ? "*?* ? WILLIAM W(LIGHT. MONKY market. Friday, March 0?5 P. M. Toe (took market is evidently permanently improv ing. At the first board to-day, Canton wont up } per cent; Harlem Vickaburg 1; Reading 1]; Norwich and Woroerter J ; Penn. A'a ) ; Ohio 6's | ; Long Island Morris Canal, and Farmer*' Loan, cloaed Arm at yeatsr day* price*. The lale* were large, and there appear* to be a better feeling in the atreet than we have observed for *ome time past. The bear* are not *o determined to proa* down price* as they have been during the pest month or two, and many who have heretofore been bearing the market, have become balls, and are now striving to put up price*. The money market i* also de cidedly easier, and the rele of interest slightly reduced. How long these favorable thing* will continue, is im possible to tell?overy thing depends upen the oomplex ion of advices received from time to time from Wash ington.and npon the next aocount* from Europe. The mo ment the difficulties which now exist, in our foreign af fairs, are cleared away, that moment a very great specu lation in stocks will commence,and the margin for an im provement in many stock* i* *o great, that a vary great improvement muat be realized. The committee on banki, in the Aatembly of thia State have reported a bill requiring all banks to keep tkrii circulating note* at par in ths City of New York. The Lawrence Manufacturing Company, at Lowsli, have made e semi annual uividend of ten per cant, pay able on the 1 icat. The annexed extract* from the official raportamade tc the Comptroller, ahow the number of way and through passengers tranapo ted on tha railroad* of thia State It 1316, and the rectipts from eaeh of tha two aouree* : Number Rereips Recti pit No of No of Namoof mUeeof /*??. /'?? through way Rood road in through way pat in. panto oporation. potten patten- gen. gore, goro. gore. M->h'kkHed.. 17 I5*.3ll xe-e. l/cics fc"eV.dT, 7? Ml ?lt9? ri9l 1J 1*1,129 66 1* Sviie kUtite 41 166 *10} 17,301 71 *1 *36 40.I9J Aih k!tf "euss, ** __ 7119 9*7 Aub'iu k Roch , 71 114 541 46 75.351 40 40 791 ?0M T ,niW4 d?. 41K 79 7? I 4# 14 1*151 3I.MS II.>* Alti-skhuffd ?, ?<* J 1,675 91 4, *09 99 61,471 IS *7 ?ufkNssKis.M 34 191 0671 Sist .k rhn'y. tt it 596 *? MM 71 >7 W9 II IM Sch .set fc Tr .y, M i5i ot 1 nst '0 Ji 4it ?.6? H i.ts X mrsui , *) 17,111(26 11,1(912 111,7 *1,4' l ov'lind. 91* 66.ISi 0) IS.767 }| 41.761 149 771 N York v Erie. 41 Is 2011! I> g 9 31 14.M9 HI V. V * H .Ivm, *7 11,670 00 lil t*4 37 63 MO I,<30 01 tlbk 7'8'mc b U* 56 160 It 0*4 Hnd *Hrr ?h r-fOl 3.(66 M 3.W! 44 I, 6* 14 ~ bh*'ir*r'sk.l int'n, S 4-16 'II 60 2(7 61 1,171 1 I sf u k ? n q?-h 26 4,61191 15 46 Tr' >'h I I'Kilt 94 711 Half kBI'k Koch 1 1,175 11 4,467 T salt, 70S* $5 1,311 17 $116.4740 7 Total rsceipta from through end way passengers #! 374 796 94, of which two-'hirds were from the througl and one hirdfrc-n way passengers Tb# receipts of ths Htrlem Railroad Company, from way passengers, wen neatly double those of any other road in tha Stita while the number of through passenger* wee only ?* ceeded by Be* other lioes in the State. All tha railroad companies but tfco kytasnsa aa<

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