Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 18, 1846, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 18, 1846 Page 1
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! THE NEW YORK HERALD. XXI., TS-WlMU Urn. 4*480. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH IS, 1846. The Redaction of the City Expenses. Memorial to the Honorable the Legislature of the State of Xeu> York, in Senate ana Assembly con vened The Grand Jury of the City and Ccunty of New York having appointed a Committee, with power to request your honorable body to reduce the amount of taxaa proposed to be raised from this county, by the Common Council, respectfully beg leave to present the following memorial:? As it Is the duty of the Grand Inquest to take into con sideration mattois that concern the general welfare of this eounty, and desirout to do whet may be in their Cwer to relieve the burdens of this people, and having r several years observed with alarm the gnat increase of our taxes, until the amount is so^large as to be a se rious check to the procperity of the oity, and to afford strong ground et apprehending that unless a stop be put to the extravagant manner of exrending these large amounts of money raised by taxation;?ruin to the best interests of the people of this city must inevitably be the result? The Orand Inquest see with surprise and alarm that the Common Council have asked your honorablo body for leave to raise $3,600,000 from this county by tax, and this large amount is asked for the purpose of carry ing on the affairs of this city for a single year. When it is remembered that this amount is to bo extorted from tge hard earnings of the people of a single county? which amount la equal to fifty dollars each for ovary votar-ltmust bo evident to your honorablo body that Me f such an amount cannot be rsquMto for an economical administration of the affairs ot this Corporation. The Orand Inquest therefore respectfully but earnestly quest thet your honorable body will stri" strike the *um of $600,000 libra the amount asked for by the Common Council. Wo are certain that the best interests of the citizens will thereby he greatly promoted?it will In duce a more economical expenditure of the people's mo ue?, snd prevent, in some measure, the extravagance and ( aud corruption that bava for years been undermining the prosperity of our city. Wo prot o protest against tha amount asked for; and wa pro test against tho extravagant manner in which it is usu ally expanded. Wa are certain tha amount that will remain altar tho above redaction ,is more than sufficient ior the annual administration of our municipal affairs, if expended with aconomy. Another great evil is, that tho Common Council, not usually satisfied with spending all the money allowed to bo collected by the Legislature, incur what is called a Aoating debt, by which means thsy are enabled at the " pier end of the year to saddle the people with an additional burden of a few hundred thousand dollars. This ought not to be, and we aak that a law may be pasted prohibiting it. We humbly trust and hope that your honorable body Will tahe these sutler t into your im'm consideration and shield us /rem Ikeat oppressions. In the dim House Department it is evident that there is great mismanagement. We have the evidence of this brought to our notice by the reports of the Common Council, and ovary citizen may have this evidence who will visit this institution. Tho President of the Board of Aldermen has, within the last month, lifted the curtain aad exposed how peculations are carried en, and why inch large amounts are asked for by this department it la not to support tho paupers, but that the keepers and managers of tho department may have a large fond into which they thrust their hands. He (the President of tho Board of Aldermen,) shows large amounts of money are drawn from the city treasury by extra charge* in weights and measures, which extra charges appear by the repert above referred to, amounted to near fifty per cent on the original proper weight and cost of tho arti clss purchased for this daps i department. This fifty per cent of course went into tho pockets of somo of those con nected with this department. Tho grand inquest fsel assured that the only effectual way to rtmedy this evil is to reduo# the amount allowed for the support of this department. The grand inquest do not suppose that this peculation has boon confined to a single year, but to a series of years. The salaries of this department are now charged to the account of salaries to the amount of $40, 000. This fotmarly was included in the Alms House expenditure. As the above item is se transferred to another account, wo propose a reduction of ninety thou sand dollars from the amount asked for by this depart menu Amount appropriated it $360,000. Heads and j1 venutt. ?This work should be contracted for as recommended by the late Comptroller, Alfred H. Smith, and a large saving would be made to the oity?at least five thousand dollars. ? Lampe and Oat.?This amount 1s far too large, being materially increased over what it has aver before been. The Orand Jury are certain that tbie department can be efficiently carried on for leas than $90,000. Tho amount aaked for ia $174,000; deduct $46,090 from tho supplies, and tha department will auatain no injury. The office of lamp lighter waa abolished last year, which.makes an additional reduction of $41.000; therefore the whole re daction that should bo made ia oighty-eix thousand dol lars ($96 000) Rotarios.?The amount asked for Is $300,000; from this a large amount la to be reduced onaoeount of offices that ata abolished. Tho salaries of departments have here tofore been charged in tho exponas of tho department to " 1 Judgee to tho aecoant , t the greeteet amount ot money that is' possible from tho people, tho account of salaries is swelled up over $140,000, and the department* ask stall larger amounts than btfbr*. Amount to bo de duoted as abovo referred to, on account of offices abo lished, is $41,000 07, which should be deducted from the amount asked. Police.?Here Is a burden grievous to bo borne: we have here a charge ot nearly half a million of dollars, and which amount will bo exceeded if the amendment proposed by tho Common Council shall be passed by the Ltgui'ture, which we hope may not be. The amount asked for is $439,000. This department has, hsretoforo, bean administered tor two hundred thousand dollars less than the sum asked by the Common Council this year. The Orand Jury have the evidence before them of the efficiency or inefficiency of thie department, and being able to contrast it with the former Watch and Police De partment as administered under tho former arrangement, are compelled to say that no protection equal at alljto ens* is afforded to tho cili the amount of inccoaso of expo sen by the change. Why, then, should these expenses be so largely increased 7 The amount asked for may be largely reduced, and tha efficiency of the police in creased. Deduct one hundred and thirty thousand dol lars, and an abundant amount will remain to oarry on tho department with entire efficiency. Printing and Stationery?Tha Comptroller says that ha asks for more than ia needed, and on investigation, it appears that seven thousand dollars may be reduced, and the suppl r be sufficient lor the city. Reporta and Supplies is an item that the Comptroller, ts his communication, says that too much ia asked for. Beduce fifteen thousand dollars. Cleaning the Corporation Daeko aud Stipe is set down by tho Comptroller at much mora than it usually costs, ?nd more than is needed by four thousand dollars. Cleaning Streets is an account taat is much over eharged. Tl is shoulJ be don* by contract Tho amount asked for is about double the sum for which responsible reons are willing to do tho work. It certainly can be me, and well done, for sixty-five thousand dollars loss than asked for by the Corporation ($66,000 ) Amount appropiiated is ($130,000) Docks and Slips?Thers is or ought to be a large re venue fiom this account, but none is ellowsd by ths Comptroller. It ha* exceeded tha amount asked for by the Common Council twenty-four thousand dollars, ana there is no good reason why the receipts this year should not excoed the expenditures. Under any circumstances, the amount asked lor cannot be required. Allowing tho whole expenditures to b* charged, tho amount should notsxr.eed twenty.five thousand dollar*, or thirty thou sand at the vary outside?$16,000 to to deducted. Interest on Revenue Bands.?Thie is a new account not bolero opened. All the interest on city bonds and stocks s charged in another account, and the account of reva lue bond* is charged in the trust account, which the Comptroller says tho receipts will balance the expend! ore. Taercforo, this sum of fifty thousand dollars ihonld not be charged OjJUers' Fees? No such account as this can ba properly Our polio* officers are not allow. Ibbtgtd to our city. Our polio* < pd lees by the law, but paid by tho year ; the other city ?fleers are paid regular salaries. New, where and to Whom can this large amount be paid 7 The Aldermen are allowed toes in sitting as a Board of Excise, but that ? a separate account, and so charged by tb* Common Council. Thia acoouut ot $91,000 is not proper, and ikould not bo allowed. Street Expenses.?Thia Is an account charged to the addition to cleaning?and the amount asked for Is much mor* than 1s usually wantod for this purpose? larger than is wanted this year,if any kind of economy ie isod in tho expenditure. The amount aaked is ($40,000,) note by $16,000 than is required?which will leave an tbundant sum for tho expenses to bo incurred under Ibis account. Amounts to bo roduood, and from what accounts :? Aim* Hoes* $?0,ooo #0 Repurs fcSupplies. SU,HO 00 and* tad Arena** J.SS0 00 Clmuing torpor's .tapstud Use.... SB 0*0 CO Docks and SIi|S.. 4,000 H kUrist 41,(06 67 Docks aid Slips ... 16,010(0 ?nlie* 1M.IM00 Int. ooRrr. Sdi... 6*. 10# 00 irintiSf It Station- ttfleer*' Keen II,OH 00 or j 7,000 H Street Expenses... 16XH 00 ?Uniting Streets... 45.000 H ? I lutal $464,906 57 Total amoont p-oposed te he raised $ had proponed to he deducted JUsoluttons of Iks Orand Jury of the City and County af New York. He solved, That a Committee of two bo appointed, with cower to memorialise tho Legislature upon the subject sf our taxes, and request them to grant such rollof as Uti in their wisdom may think proper Resolved, That the foroman oi tho Orand Jury bo ono of that Committee. The onooxod memorial is prepared In conformity with the above resolutions. WM GALE, Foramen, MaRCELLUS EELLS, of the Committee. Naw Tone, March 17th, 1946. The following era the avenge price* of wool for tho est eleven years, as realised by the growers in western New York 1896, average price, 96 cents per pound. 1P36 do 96.. .do do do 97. . .do do do 964. do ....47}...4 do 47}. do 1940 do 93. . .do do 1941, do 961. do do 90}. do do 38. . .do go 1*44 de......$ do do 39}. ( The little town ef Homer vtlle, Mess., made last year no less then 97,676,000 bitck.One Aim te Low til have ptde contracts.t# ley 11,000,000 the eorateg seeeeo. T?ao Br~Mln, %^W?t?N.Tr,M,ll(ion, ItoDCTION W PkOFgRTY ON THE M*RR1JUC._ The Boston Advrtiser of yesterday contains a let ter dated Haverhill, Majph 15, 9 o'clock P M I which says' ' ipssUsS? ?My ? ,D? th* foment .tori.,Tor r-"-!if?T*'!Dd .th* kitchens of many dwalling hotu.i. w?r! One man saved his children, who were quietly asleep, only by wading through water un 1 taking them a cbafbeT SSJS ' _ window, and *0 upon the root of an adjoioinr ?heirlSri 8om# i?v. been drtven ftoS their parlor, without having tine to Uke a lind, >rii-u 1 of furniture. The lira, of KlontgomeSfc Co' tmr* ?a0 00? worth of shoos and leather now under wa s&ssxrjsss?* sxtar feettU'^th^r^ao^'o^llii? T h% by ??? ?1 ..if Tlir .t'tui ??,?. 10 o clock?The water it reported at at a ??an/1 rr SJ^^sS'-?'?% a???' ??? sdSsSSfe^gs^s fow minute, onr two SiP??.P',inh'r,!bouU- ?or ? but all that is now past. an5 weVreath.rfiff^* *nf*r! Monday Morning.?Our relief last nilPi ?g*in. porary. This mo8rIun* w" flnd ,hig-.T?, QtxiJ S?M ever, and .till rising The amTn Jr 7 ** Jgb as ttolrlouQd.Uoa/ tw, of JSf i?(S?*o2?"", ??"d s?r?& ssa We i..[i7im4Ul? Bo,ton Journal, March IS 1 SSSSS KaffifS^-Sss feSisas Sitt'ss'swSf25 ?ir&HXSi'tX' KivT W^Vt^camXTt further particular, our pamper to-morrow w? J'r">m ibe Harford Madi.onian, March 16 1 rivTr h^ri?n?in". tbe P?bUc 'bat the Susquehanna Shinrfloaf. h?i th#i emb,nl,ment >' anticipated.' The float.hwrels, hogshead,, lath., cob Hoke, was drowned yesterday * *" [From the Hartford Courant. March la i aaSSHrS afi&HSAbSSS flu.,.-, ciai,. ?i*0".5r5 i;:?:r WewTto'thV?!T/ fKluck*fhocker, March lb ] great rain, which have continued to fail einceTfaursfriv* j~ *.,?! S dS35?!?'. J'.i ,7?%r,LT SSSSifessS continued to rise till about 3 o'clock on'Rur/iV11"7, *nd SRAKSAlB the dock, and in the several strtfJ^. ? li ia? ?loD* Sffi' to within a few rods ol Groan street ?? ! 'h'tooond store below the cor^'of'MaikTC ,,! Maiden Lane to Broadwsv in L-.L- . V ^e.1' nP ly crossed The,bore the railroad former more under water ThS u?.n?"!L?r** thre# f,et ?"d entirely e'eve^ V.bou"^.d uS&LIm ?citF was were driven from their dwelling. ??jf in> haDdr?di ?eek refuge in their genHt. f a' T'n lorced t0 ?ton,, ij, tne lower penjf th? city wISI?! ?<i *ror"J not having made preoaraUon. fe.vT lo,e 'heir mil? freshet wfil ti, SJKfhtoSr to , Z? *rwt * flood The bin street bridge i. n^rlr dT.t?^ ttorA T,h* Colum banked up against it and carried ? ' which si? sa^-irfTSS5 ??" ?"'* 5 it: ?rr? 1 opposite aide of the river is eniH?i. ..??? , on 'he S^'eT ur^iJ^TaVi^ ?irSrln,r r" sss'5b vh^i?r K time S be Ml ?afe "PPosed at the Stowart'ciark Dm0nlr *h'w*"?" "orr'k F?SJ5L?rt7 atowart Clark, Uurant k Co., Fish It Co H icT.hH!.' SS^Bb??hy.,ei.T,,d^""^-ofoth^'*?? .^VoT't 'rJe'iGiS IfteriCT? h i. 0,1 ?f proporty from the flood 2".'55^??"'""''Si.'S??at SjfteuM for tba Ract.^VMrtir)' i'h'?Kk,M11 w,,ud ?' At Oriskany the canal ^cTu.^r.' iT?>?" ?rrive. and the railroad track cove?d ?i.hP c*rri*d "Why. Ac., All the bridge, onThroriTk?r^r'ic5l t,mb#r 1? mUe., have been carried\w?l -PI'l" * dltUoc? ?' not get through, and the pesJeSiera Sj!d h"? ? COala earned across what was left of*th7J^ baggage were ^H'd?0' whicS" en" up ?Am ,Dd p?' until 13 Ccl^k day^TheT?^.r bii^ iMt eT?nin?' The me broke up opposite Trov u.t ?i l. moved slightly, here to-day. y' n'*ht? *nd has The wind has changed to the northw..* ? ??^ coming off cold, as we hope it nTav 11 We aodervtand that It rained h?rri .? f ra Should the Mohawk break up, we .hall have 7b!!d%??k wind is baffling, and indicates more rain. "? ' Th. LF"T!.t,h'-Tre,D,0k.n Daily N?w?, March if 1 The stranger who looks upon the Delaware in tee h..t ; ISr''5 '*7 *P* ?? "ti? down a sa mean^ spirited Uttie stream, with scarcely water enough to make a de ?>:z&'srs. aifei3? evidently done the same thing in the mountemoni re ?;ion* above, where they boaated their four end even six eet depth a during the winter. AU the minor atreama contribute their abundance; and even the Aaaanpink, which ie nuitured hy no mountains, floods all the low ground a within ita reach. The quantity of timber going down atream ta very great, and fragment* of broken bridgea, a wept from the tributariee above are not unfre quent. The wood-gatherera are making a plentiful har dback of getting a wet jacket uow and veat, with the drawback of getting a wet jacket uow and tht>n. Among the articlea enumerated Becoming down the river, wete mattera ol bouaehold furniture, the bo. dieaofcowa, horses, hoga, fcs. Two or three rafte en tire, and any number 111 detached logi, have pasted on their way to Philadelphia. The cellars in the lower pirt of Warren atraet have been filled by the Aaaanpink. The Delaware haa made entrance into the lower etoriea of eeverai factories. Two bleaching tuba have been carried away from Lewis's straw paper mill. Sutton's foundry it navigable, and mucb inconvenience and delay must be the consequence. At four o'clock yesterday ai- . ternoon, the water power gave way at English's Mill, about two miles above this city. [From the Philadelphia Sentinel, March 10 J | An express arrived this morning at 11 j o'clock, from ? this side of the Susquehanna tlver, opposite Havre de Orace, stating that the Baltimore and Philadelphia rail. ' road is uninjurtd. The line from Baltimore was waiting at Havre de Orace, and the line from this city was waiting on this aide of the river, each being unable to cross in conse quence of the tremendous freshet in the Susquehanna. The bridge* over the Susquehanna at Hartiaburg and Clark's Ferry, and the bridge at tha Juniata, it it re ported, have been carried away hy tha Hood. [Correspondence of tha U. 8. Gaxette ] Haaaisnuao, March IS, 1846?I suppose your heart is already sick of bearirg of the devastation* of the recent flood, as it has, in all probability, not been confined to this secuou alone, but must extend to every atream which ha* its sources where an accumnlation of enow had furnished the mate:, its for tending it forth. Ex pecting that you will receive this by the Reading route, the communication by Lancaster being suspended, { shall endeavor to give you aomo of tba effect* of tho flood along our rivei. Tive -Susquehanna rose gradually and fearfully all last night, bearing upon each suc ceeding surge additional evidence* of the devaa tation it had committed, which furnished, at the same time, additional weapons for further destruc tion. Tremendous cakes of ice, and huge masses of timber, rushed by, upon its foaming surface.? About four o'clock this morning, two spans of the old bridge, between this shore and the island, fail with a tremendous crash into <ha river, the dust from the floor rising up in a cloud which totally obscured for a time the wreck wbich had beeu made. About A o'clock ano ther fell, carrying with it two apan* ol the Railroad Bridge, thus leaving but one span of the old bridge, and two of the new one, standing next this shore. About o'clock, A.M., two spans ot the Clarke's Ferry Bridge came floating down among the other wrecks, which be ing nearly whole, struck against the remaining apan of the old bridge, bat passed under the arch, after being considerably crushed, without moving it. But the re maining portions of the railroad bridge were carried with it, and both moved off together. The floating ice and timber gradually undermined the pier which suppor ted the end of the last apan of the old bridge, until it waa evident it must give wsy, and a crowd of people watched it all day ugon the bank, until about half past 3 P.M., when the upper half of the pier being entirely under mine? and crumbled away, tho span tottered for e mo ment?cracked-leaned up atream?broke?fell and was carried away. Much aympathy is felt for the Cumber land Vallay Railroad Company, who having sustained the entire loss of their former beautiful fabric by Are, had mustered their resource* and directed their ener gies towards the reconstruction of tho same upon a more permament plan, have now witnessed the destruction of their renewed labors hy flood. It seems as if the elements had combined against (them. The magnetic telegraph is demolished between this and Lancaatar. The river is now falling, and ita aurface is ntarly clear of ice and floating lnmber. 1 write at 10 o'clock P. M. A span of a bridge is lodged againat the upper end of the island opposite here, which ie supposed to be a por- i lion of the bridge over the mouth *f the Juniata, at Duncan'a Island. Amid the masses of Aoaling ice were to be seen fragments of bridges, mills, boats, fences, rafts, hsystacks, and almost every thing imaginable. The lower end of our town, in the vicinity of the canal, is totally inundated, and canoes were plying from door to door. The river was at ita highest point about noon, being then about 31 feet above low water mark?five feet higher than the highest mark of the oldeat inhabi tant. Tha team of the Reading mail coach in coming in this afternooD, was obliged to swim on the pike in order to get upon the Paxton creek bridge, the whole valley around the creek being inundated by the back water from the river. The-failroad between this and Middle town ia used for boats inatead of oars. Our town has been in a wonderful state of excitement during the whole day. HaaaisBi'aaH, March 10, 1940?11 o'clock?I have the pleasure of stating that tha damage to the public works is not so great as was faarsd. But two spans of the Clarke's Ferry Bridge are gone, and the Juniata division is ssid to be comparatively safe, and that $10,000 will repair tho damage between this and Duncan's Island? the worst part. A resolution was adopted in each House, calling on'tbe Canal Commissioners tor information as to the extent of the damage. The waters are still sab siding. The Particulars of the Aubuhn Murder?One of the most horrible murders it has ever been our duty to record, was perpetrated laat evening in Fleming, about four milee south of this village. John O. Van Nasa, hia wife, and child two years old, were atabbed and must have died almost instantly?and Mrs. Wykoff, the mo ther-in-law ol Mrs. V. N , and Cornelius Van Aradale, were, dangerously, if not mortally wounded. It is, supposed that the murderer entered the front door where he must have mot Mr. Van Neaa, who was botch ered without being able to give any alarm -, the child was found dead in the bed, and Mrs. Van Neaa, after be ing stabbed, ran through Mrs. Wyckoff'a room into a bedroom, occupied by a girl living in the family, and threw hersell on the bed and died instantly. Mrs. Wyck ofl' was slabbed in her room. The murderer then pro ceeded up stairs with a light, and inquired of Mr. Van Arsdale, who had got up on hearing the noise, if there was a man theie, and, on being answered in the affirma tive, immediately atabbed Mr. V. A., who seised the can dlestick and threw it at the assassin, who either fell or jumped down stairs, Mr. Van Arsdale follow ing and striking him with a broomstick. Mr. V. A. then tainted, and the assaaain left the house. The girl says she saw him afterwards standing near by with a gun, as if meditating whether to return?but he flnelly went to the barn and took a horse,and escaped be fore any alarm could be given. The horse was foend last evening, user the south part of this village, where there were signs of his having foil end been abandoned. Mr. Van Aradale describes the murderer as about ft feet 8 inches high, thick set, and either a negro or disguised as a black man. Tatar Williamson, who had been spend ing the evening at Mr. Van Nesa'a, left there about 9j o'clock, says be had not proceeded far towards homo be fore he hoard a dog bark, and soma one shriek; before ha got to the Sand Beach Church, a man passed on Mrs. Wykoff'a horse, urging him ou as fait as he could. Our informant, Mr. Quick, describes the scene as the moat appalling ha ever witnessed; and the particulars as ha has given them, will ho found mainly correct, although in the confusion incident upon auoh a case, it was im possible to ascertain the details with perfect accuracy. We understand that Wm. Patten of this village passed by the scene of this murder, last evening about 9 o'clock, and *aw a man standing near there with a gun. The murderer has probably gone east?a valuable grey mare belonging to Mr. Burrington, about Sj mile* oast of tbis village, on the HUaneatnles road, having bean stolen last night. Our town is in u state of great excitement, and every thing is being done to arrest the assaaain. Since writing the above, we have seen persona from the seen* of themnrder, and learn the following particulars?Mr. Van Neaa was found dead, lying with hia face in the back kitchen, with hia feet on toe step, stabbed in the breast Mrs. V. N. who was enciente and soon expected to be oonflned, ran round the houea after she was stabbed and went to the girl's bedroom, and told her she was stabbed, and that thay ware all going to be murder ed. The girl raiaod the window, and then went to the front door, unlocked it and lat her in?she went to the bed, threw herself on it, and was found doad after the alarm was given. Van Arsdale fought tho assaaain out af the house, and abut the door, and aaw him stab Mrs. Wykoff near tfaa ga e?she was going to givo the alarm ; sad ran ovar 100 rods to Mr. Brooks', after she was wounded?part of tha way with bar intes tines protruding. She was senseless this morning,and not likoly to recover. Van Aradale la in a very precarious sUM, though perfectly sensible. The knife was broken, in the affair?part of tha biada was found in tho house? the rest was discevered in tha yard, this morning, by Mr. Hoakina. Our police an ou tho track of tko murder er, wbo la supposed to bo an old nagro convict, who was discharged from prison laat fail, and haa since been living in this village. He was seen hara yesterday and laat evening ; and we understand tha knife has been identified as having been recently made for him. We think he can hardly escape His name la Wm. Freeman. AuAurn Dmsty Jdrtrtittr, March II. Tha murdenr of the Van Ness family was Uken at Fulton, Oawago county, and is in custody ol tho sheriff. Wa understand that he acknowledgea the deed. He was at Syracuse Friday morning. He bitched hia horse on the north side of the canal, and waa on tha steps of tho Syracuse house when the ears came out from Syracuse. He went to Fulton, where he offered to sell bis horse to the tavern keeper, V. Low. This caused a suspicion that the horaa was stolen, and soon after he left he was pursued on this suspicion and taken. He bears the marks of the blow received from Van Aradale. We learn that Mrs. Wykoff and Van A n dale ara still aliva, Friday eva ning.? yitimny Evening Journal, March 14. From New Zealand ?Capt. Skinner, of tltf ship Tobacco Plant, arrived at thia port yeaterday from Auckland, N. Z , Oct 19, reports that everything waa quiet at that placa at tha parloa of his dapartura, but tha idhabitanu ware daily expecting an attack from tho na lififl, Tha Now Zealand 7Vm?s of Sept. 37, furnished by this arrival, aaya: - H. M. aloop-of war Daphne,arrived on Friday/rom tho Bay of Islands, and the Albert schooner on Thursday. | Tha troops had not arrived trom Sydney, and no hostili ties had re-commenced Onr ally, Waka, had boon joined by largo bodies of ? natives, from Raitaia, and others would follow shortly, i from tho aamo district, so that there will not ba loss than ' from twelve to fifteen hundred natives, randy to coneoft I with tho traopa when they ara further reinlorced We have heard of rum era of peace ; bat, andar such air curesUDces, wa consider tha laaat concession would ba moot disgraceful ta British ha oar, aa it will moat certain '^^ssffuiJsrs:ssr,K' Sporting Intelligence. Thi Savannah Foot Rack ?The great feot reee be tween Jackson anil liilderaleeve came off over the Ogle thorpe Couree on tbe Uth iuet. At one o'clock the two champione made their appearance, both, apparently, ?> re pared for tho struggle. Jackion, at the word, took he lead, and went it at aatroke of 6 min. 16 tec. to the mile He maintained hi* position to the seventh mile, at which time he was lome two minute* ahead of hie time, while Gilderalaare wae not quite up to the judge'* stand within hi* average time. Finding the task a diffi cult one, and laboring under the disadvantage of hi* shoe* filled with water, he gave up the contrst, appa rently not worsted by the trial, and the race was conti nued by Jackson. At this point of the race tbe crowd were favored by a new and independent entry, who, a* Jackson came to tbe etand, started even with him, with the intention of giving him a run of a mile ; but before half the distance was accomplished, without altering hi* gait, Jackson gradually widened the gap between them, andonthabaek stretch the new entry gave it up as a bad job, and leisurely walked bank to the stand. Jack son, however, continued on, and succeeded in accom plishing the ten miles in 68 minutes snd 10 seconds. When the state of the course is taken into considera tion?it being very heavy and sloppy from the rains on Monday and Tuesday?this race is one of the best on record. The following is the time as reported to us : 1st mil* 6:16 9th mile 6:99 3d " 6:30 7th " 6:58 Sd " 5:50 M:h " 6:66 4th " 6:51 9th " 6:68 6th " 6.19 10th " 6:59 W* understand that a match has been made up in Charleston for Jackson end Gildersleeve, which is ex pected to com* off soon, over the Washington Race Course. In New Orleans, on Sunday, March 8th, a fight be tween two bull-dogs, of the genuine K.nglish breed, came off upon a wager of $100. Ai-ba*y*, March 14,184?. j Opinions in JiUany on tkt Jlnti Rent QnMlion-X,?*??hi lint Procotdingt?Nnc York Pilot*, ire , drc. A. the subject of anU-r.nti.rn ha. arrived at a cri.i. n thi. State, and a. tome final action i. about to be had in , the con.titution.1 Court, I proposed in a previous letter to send you an impulsive expression of a confirmed opinion, lust.ined a. it t. by a mass of ciUien., upon the subject of feudal tenure. In America. 1 confe.. e Ueve, admitting the kingly grant, to hare been made, that the very article in the consUtnUon which recog nize. the validity of ell grants of land within thi. State, made by the king, of Great Britain, or person. acting made ny me w b of October, Tndlr his authority, previous to the 14th day of October, 1776 to be voidable. For, if the King of Great Britain had granted the whole Stat, to any pereon. or person, CempJwlwd^Without the^.nt of fh.Tori. ot thje ?tate ^TOue ofBriU.h permission, to erect a rormb Uc^constitution. forth, control and J?;'"?"1? ? StXg^^^^thi.'form*i. inhibits from the opera U it^ri^Uufo^ner^H.^' FclEZ ot exemption ofthe^V.UU. .hould properly h.v. be.n inco^rated into the declaration of independence. Therefore, if the title, of these subject, of Great Britain are .la/i hv the State an amendment of the eharac ??"sr. .??&? *?> ??bU.V??."ST. iSl" been, and were, properly, merged in the F. .Mue eud without due deUberation, anxiousto.e cur "harmony among the citizen., and upon i ntki rs. pre sentationfunbached by proof, which pensable in this age, recognized the cUUm and title oi the Van Rensselaer.. Land, at the close ot the war, was plenty, and could be had for the asking almost. This circumsUnce, aUo, operatedfavoraby if thi. 'oSSiJSSoSS"???'.> ???>?? tii#i constitutioD, mentioned sbovet m reco|iuiin| the ? grants, will be declared unconstitutional, tor the reasons ' pVpul^filing conflict, upon thi. mo.t importwit ss,usi H;?-" i?? U^n^^s Bedde. v.riou..vqenU hn~ UM? ? opportunity to learn the feeling, of the great mass of the -anaiUe, or populace, upon thi. subject. S? be ssssiSs'-BSsa sts^SSi &?!SScrtsr: .'a "Tfi1 effirity? render, it totally i-po-ibl. fo,| poorand iUite Ua^ ^onW^d*'y e t/^th Oo? S^TW-uTSS- J.the PJOPJ- * A-:Ho Do you but Jml though ?he ee?atU? will estate, to the b*ll?'b?xVh' TOtel 0f a combined, and have to contend with riimotntifi majority of powerful nrietocrtcy, yet t ^ q( tha UMntry, the people throughout tM ? , was for the SKmSSSK151 AJX^^rSnsnrssss snar demnity-equivalent or thi. conflict will ?< rr/siT,rss and of great .jgniflcancr ^?,wt0 "JJi bill which suthorue. the ,n th, Le title in question, will be 'ten.n r Deverthe gUlature.. I hone^ wd if th# .fxte.nth section fas. I have my , constitution of thi. State i. in the seventh article of the i/0nau^ ^ estate would abrogated, that the law 1 ld be equivalent to be insecure, and that possession wouiu <* w title. But it or inhe a. wVLvSEv'rSiOfoS the masses and should be eacnnce original With submit it for their considereUon. 1 beUev , gh|ill of event, upon thi. ^Tto'flenau'met a. ^^^^g^re^o^paMthe SIR solute effort was made ,n the^ ^"^rlay, relaUv. to tion. published to the HrreM o ^AolutionS have pass the pilot, of Sandy Hookl i tlhe oopoiiUon to them ed the House unanimously. The PP? ?jr p'olaoe resolution, in the , h monopoly of a. the Peculiar representativei of .the >"ot mo j ^ New York, prei.nte<l . memori^ from in. b#r Underwriter., and further intimated ?aithe conI,. of Commerce was preparing t against thq piloU deration ofth.Senate, MM rg contended that off Sandy Hook. Thebe deferred un all action upon tb*J*/? _.:,! After various plea, til the reception of this' th# r#,0lntions were "Mil relative to?he ezpe^e ^ i^iee.D Th* oommltUe dhin?d^sot?lude, aiw wlU pro bably dispose of toeLjJJJ1 SJ^rtand bill to re In the House Mr. Coe presenhw ^ $30,000 an tssiTwsstmrss&ii.. w^.-? of the whole, to be uk.n upon Tuwdey ^ ^ MU t0 The oommittee of the wl M>r,^i Mr. Herri. Inti reduce th. MpeMes of courts marue^ ^ cioa, 0f the mated that he was determine , . B ^ ^ preeent session, to Introduce some radtoal rewrm so r militia system No ?^ol| ^landou.. The ice In the Uen will be reeumed very soon. MokWON News.?A great many rnei?? *h? ^te^tT^:^^^ uiuunant UfSS&e him to perform it in a manner mttalhctory to ^r.l'a'S Several year, .inc., of Mormow map Ding wives, but the most novel operation, in thi. line, P' P ni?co a short time .ince at Golden'. Point A Mot 10 ? Fl^h. name of Huff, not being able to support hi. wife sold her to a neighbor by the name of EJ r; bv o Sbor of the parties, that there is no qu.stion oj -fFer.? 8i,nsl, *Jd uU. AKffAtB&m SWS.'tiTa burial.. Varieties. Benjamin Dole it lecturing in faror of capital punish ment in Salem, Man. " The Lord willing"?" admit tance 1'lj cents, as he is old and poor." We learn from the Columbus, Oa., Enquirer, that in coniormitjr with a recommendation of the Grand Jury of the Superior Court of Liberty countv, a large and re spectable meeting of the citizens. irrespective of party, was held at Hindsville on the dad instant, to take into consideration the evils resulting from electioneering, sod to devise some plan to arrest its progress in future. A premium was paid that vessel which first worked a Kssage through the Welland Canal in the spring alter i early completion in 183M, and a similar thing is now proposed by the shipowners at Cleveland to that vessel iich shall f hich shall first pass through Mackinaw Straits to Lake Michigan. Of a fleet of 00 vessels now at that place, half of them, at least, are bound lor Chicago as soon as the ice will permit, and the pioneer is to hare the purse. The New Orleans Picayune of the 8th instant, says : ? Within the past week we have seen cucumbers, greet: peas and asparagus in this city?in fact, the two latter have been common for two or three works. They will doubtless be bragging over small potatoes before long. There are at present ill convicts in the State prison of Louisiana. The Bangor Whit says that so many potatoes were carefully saved last tall, and have been husbanded with so much care duiiug the winter, that the supply of them this spring will be very fair. The price hero now Is 60 cents pernushel. The old town of Sparta, Livingston county, has been fortaed into three towns, viz : North Danville, Sparta and West Sparta. This division appears to be accepta ble. The resolutions passed in the Assembly, in relation to the old pilot monopoly, were made the order of the day in the Senate, for Tuesday. Something is going on at Montreal, having for its object the introduction of Mr. fapineau into the Minis e Aottgingmill of Mr. John Brown in Chippewa, Wayne county, Ohio, was burned last week, with all its contents. Something over fiOiH) bushels of wheat were destroyed. SL Patrick's day was celebrated in Philadelphia, yes terday, by a public dinner at the Wyoming House, No. 43 Walnut st., at 6 o'clock, P. M. Milwaukie, Wisconsin, is to be made a city. It has a population of ten thousand. The operatives in the Trenton Calico Works have struck against the "order" system. The suit of clothes which Washington wore when he delivered his first Inaugural Address, was manufactured in a woollen factory in toe city of Hartford, and the first of the kind ever established in the country. It was es tablished, it is said, in 1790. There was a copious fall of rain at Portland, Me, on Saturday, which finished the sleighing, which had con tinued good for one hundred and three days, without interruption. Since the change of rulers in New Hampshire, it is most probable that that State will be divided into Con gressional districts. Samuel Hawken, a veteran of the last war, and who fought bravely in the battle of Baltimore, is the democratic candidate for Mayor of St. Louis. More than 1,000 Choctaws have rendezvoused at Vicks burg, on their way to the nation west, under the super vision of Msjor Armstrong. The Committee on Federal Relations in the Louisiana Legislature have reported a series of resolutions, de. daring our title to the whole of Oregon clear and un questionable, end in favor of giving Great Britain im mediate notice of a cessation of joint occupanoy by the two Governments. Russel Harden, has been tried and convicted for the murder of his slave, at the present session of the Court of (Common Pleas, for Edgefield District, South Caro lina Hon. Edward F.verett, will be inaugurated as Presi dent of Harvard College, on the first ot May. Judge Reese has ordered a special term of the Shelby, Mo , Circuit Court, to be held on the second Monday in March, 1940, for the trial of Henry Bettoer, charged with decoying a young girl from her parents. The Postmaster General has discontinued the post office at Alton, Franklin couuty, Ohio, on aocount of the declination of the postmaster, and no one being re commended for appointment. All mailable matter for that office will hereafter, be delivered at Columbus and West Jefferson. Another. Slavkr Caught ? In addition to the bark. Pons, the official account of whose capture we this day publish, My* the Washington Union, we learn that another American vessel, supposed to be en gaged in this infamous traffic, has been sent into the port of Charleston, South Carolina, for adjudication. This vessel is named the Panther ; and is said to have sailed from Providence, Rhode Island, to Rio Janeiro, and thence, as usual with ship* so employed, to the coast of Africa. It is stated that she had made arrangements to re ceive on board 1,600 slaves'. We hope to publish the offlciMl account of her capture by the United States ship Yorktown, in a few days. United States ship Yobktoh n, \ Kabinda, (Africa,) Dec. 16, 1846. J Si* I have the honor to inform you that I addressed a letter to you on the 30th ultimo, giving an ac count of the 'capture of the American bark Pons, of Philadelphia, with eight hundred end ninety-six slaves on board, a duplicate of which I now enclose. I was so auxious to despatch the vessel in the shortest Jkie for relieve th Liberia, in order to land th* slaves, and relieve them from their miserable confinement, that it was not in my power to give you a more particular account of this ves ' 1 wifir ' * ~ * sel. I will now endeavor to do so, and also stats some facts which hav* since come to my knowledge. The Pons, under the command of James Berry, was at anchor at Kabinda for about twenty day* before she took on board slaves, during which time she was cloMly watched by her Britaqpic Majesty's brig Cygnet, Com mander Layton. At about nine o'clock on the morning of th* 37th November, th* Cvgnet get under way and stood to sea. Immediately Berry gave up the ship to Uallano, who commenced getting on board the weter, provisions, and slaves, and so expeditious were they in their movements, that at eight o'clock that evening the vessel was under way, havog embarked nine hundred and three slave*. Instead of standing directly to sea. she kept in with tb* coast during tee night. At daylight they were off Kicongo, about twenty-five miles to the north of Kabinda, when they discovered th* Cygnet in the offing. They immediately furled all their sails and drifted so near the shore, that the negroes lined the beach, in hope of a shipwreck. They continued in this situation until msridian, when finding they bad not been discovered, they set their lower sail* in order to clear the shore, and as th* Cygnet drew oflfrom the land, they afterwards set their more lofty ones. Two days after wards w* captured ber. Iier crew consisted of Span iards, Portuguese, Brazilians, and seme from other coun tries, and although continuing under th* American flag, with probably American papers, not one American was on boaid. As I could not despatch her the evening of her cap ture, she kept company with ns that night. The next morning I regretted to learn that eighteen had died, end one jumped overboard. So many dying in so short a fain in th time, was accounted for by the captain in the necessity he had of thrusting below all who were on deck and closing the hatches,when he first fell in with us,in order te escape detection. The vessel had no slave deck, and upwards of eight hundred and fifty were piled, almost in bulk, on th* wa ter casks below; these were males; about forty or fifty females wsre confined in on* half of th* round-house cabin on deck; the other half oi the cabin remains for the us* of th* officers. As th* ship appeared to be less than three hundred and fifty tons, it seemed impossible that on* half coaid hav* lived to cross th* Atlantic.? About two hundred filled the spar-deck alone,when they were permitted to come up from below, and yet the cap tain assured me that it was his intention to nave taken tour hundred more on board, if he could hav* spared th* time. The stench from below was so great that It was impos sible to stand more than a lew moments near the hatch ways. Our men who went below from curiosity, were forced up sick in a few minutes; then all th* hatches were off What must have been th* sufferings of these noer wretches when the hatches were closed 7 I am in formed that very often, in theM cases, th* stronger will strangle the weaker; and this was probably the reason why so many died, or rather were round dead, the morn ing after th* capture. Nona but an eye-witness can form a conception of the horrors th*M poor creature* must endure in their transit across th* ocean. I regret te My that most of this misery Is produced by our own countrymen; they furnish the mean* of con veyance, in spit* of existing enactments: end although there are strong^circumstance* against Berry, the late master of the ''Pen*,'' sufficient te induce m* to detain him, if f should meet with him, yet I fear neither be nor his employers can be reached by our present laws. He will no doubt make it appear that the "Pons" was be yond his control when the slave* were brought on Doerd. Yet, from th* testimony of th* men who cam* over from Rio as pasMngers, there is no doubt th* whole affslr was arranged at Rio, between Berry and Oalleno, before th* shin sailed. These men state that th* first place they anchored was at Onin, near the river Lagos, in th* Bight of Benin; her* they discharged a por tion of their cargo, and received on board a number of hogssheads or pipe* filled with water. These were stowed on the ground tier, and a tier of casks contain ing spirits were placed over thsm. They were then informed that the vessel was going to Kabinda for a load of slaves. On their arrival at the latter place, the spirit was kept on board until a few day* before Berry gave up the com casks, In 4 * mand, covering up the water casks, in order to tlude tb* suspicion of any cruiMr. For twenty days did Ber- ; ry wait in th* roadsteed of Kabinda, protected by th* flag of his country, yet cIomIt watched by a foreign man-of-war, who waa cortain of hia intontion; but too instant that cruiMr is compelled to withdraw for a few hours, he springs at th* opportunity of enriching him self and owners, and disgracing the flng which had pro j tected him. As w* are short-handed, I have shipped those men, much to their gratification, who cam* out as paMonger* in the Pons from Rio to Kabinda, in order that their tes timony may bo taken should Reirybein th* United ! States on our return, and committed for trial. 1 have . landed the balance of th* prize crew here, with the ex ception of on* who died of coast lever a few days after ' he cam* on board this ship. I have th* honort e, sir, with much respect, Your obedient servant, CHAS. H. BELL, Commander. To the Hon. Oxoaea Bawcsoet, ?ec rotary of tho Nary of the United Mates, | Washington City. U. S. Commissioners' Office. Belora CoiniuutioDei Metcalf. MaBCH 17. ??Tit 8chatnrr Palvxrnt and Ik* 91m* Trad*.?It will be recollected that the ratuxent, with her crew, wai lately brought home from the Coa>t of Af lice, by Lieutenant Chandler, ot'he United State* Nevy, on e charge of being fitted out ai a ilavar. and Intending to be concerned in tnat trade. Nathaniel Darin, the mas terof the Patuxent, and Tbomaa L Shaw.liia mate, were, on their arrival, arrested and held to bail. Preliminary proceedings were commenced today before Commis sioner Metcalf, for him to decide whether the oase should be sent to the (Jrand Jury or not. Lieut. Davis examined?fs Lieutenant of the York town, Bell, commander. The Patuxont was first board ed on the 36th of October, at Cape Mount, and a partial examination mado. She was again boarded on the 38th. and on the 37th she was taken posseaaion of; Lieut. Steel was the otftcer who was first put in charge of bar; wit ness sent, in the evening of the same day, to relieve him. She was afterward# taken to Monrovia. Q.?Who waa the master of her when she waa taken? A.?Davis: there were two examinatiaua of her; the first was a partial ex emulation; at the second examination we examined her contenta. Q.- What size was she? A.?From 90 to 100 tons. Q.?What number of porsons did you find on board? A.?Five, the master and mate, and three seamen, named Samuel Morrel, John Smith and Daniel Jama# Clark. Q.? How many persous, under ordinary circum stances,would it take to manage a veasel of her also ? A ?About the number we found on board. We found a large| quantity of beof, pork and bread on board, more than waa sufficient lor the consumption of the ves set; there was quite enough of provisions to supply fif teen meu for thirty-five days. II,?What number of per sons could be taken on board that vessel on a voyage fiom the Coast of Africa to the Island of Cuba ? A ?I should think 360 could bo carriad convaniently as the slave trade ia carried on ; twenty five day* would be a long paaaage between the two place*. H ?What, ac cording to the information you have'racaivod, would he the number of persona required to take charge of 360 ?laves, in addition to the number already on board ? A. I ?1 have no actnal knowledge on that subject, but 1 think I eight or ten, in addition .would bo quite sufficient to ma ; nage the vesael, and conduct her from the Coaet of Atri I cato the Island of Cuba; in addition to the beef and pork lio , wo also found on board a large quantity of rice, 71 sacks; thinka the average weight was about 100 pound.* each, or over; besides those 71 sacks wo found eight barrels and one tiercel of rice. Q ? From the informa tion you havo received, what is the allowance for each ?lave per day 1 A.?About ona pound per day; 360 slaves would be sustained thirty daye en the quantity of rice on board ;lrom the information 1 have received it ia rice and water that ia given to slavee; wo also found on board casks to hold fifteen hundred gallons of water, which would sustain a crew of fifteen men, and a cargo of 900 slavee, at a gallon of water for thtrty daye to each of the crew, and at the late of a pint per day for eaoh of the ?laves; the casks could bo very easily filled on the coast,from the incessant rains that fall there almost every day. Q.- From the information yon havo received of the manner in which the sieve trade m carried on, is it naceisary to have a slave deck 1 A.?I do not know that it is essential. Q.?Did you find any thing else en board besides the beef, kc. 1 A.?Wo found materials for a deck; we found fifty pieces of deck plonk of vari ous lengths, from four to forty feet. Q.?I wish you to state for what purpose that plank could be used ? A.? It could be used ia a very short Usee for a dsek. <1-? Could this operation be performed without hatchet or saw. A.?Yes, without the slightest difficulty. Q.?Have you any doubt ? A.?Not the least; there were tempo rary stanchions that could be removed in a very short time. Q ?Would th* circumstances of those stanchions being temporary, afford facility for laying a slave deck, and would not this deck be exceedingly ueeful in the traneportation of a cargo of slaves 1 A.?I should judge so. <1.?Did you find any other cargo except what you havo already described F A.? Yes, sir. We found some Sine plank stowed under the deck plank. Q ? Did you nd any other cargo an board ? A.?Nothing of materi al importance; tbero were six or seven tons of atone bal last; we also round some piece* of chain cables, and two pair of chain tlinga, and a number of bolta of various sizes, and some spare spars. The ebip'e papers were then put in and proved, amongst whioh was the leg book of the brig Atalanta. ..The precise object of the production ol those papers we aid not understand, ex cept that the logbook of the Atalanta was produoed to show that she was sold to a man named Theodora Carnot, a notorious slave dealer at Cape Mount, and that short ly after the sale of hei, aho was sent by Carnot with a cargo of slaves to Cuba, aad that Davis waa the mate ef the vessel before she was sold to Carnot; and also to lay a foundation for th# anamination of the witness in rela tion to Carnot's character and mod* of life. The wit ness underwent a long cross examination by the pri soner's counsel. Another witness, named John Smith, on* of theorew, was examined, but bis testimony is not aateriaL The further examination was postponed to Thursday next. Tint Tkxan Navy ?An article appeared in the Union of Friday last, over the signature of "One Interested," who has very tnWtljr pieced before your readers one of the official documents of G. W. Hill, at the time secretary of war and marine ot the late repub lic of Texas; which Istter, he says, establishes "that the navy of Texas (before her adoption into the Union) was by the constituted authority disbanded." This identical letter was published by Com. E. W. Moore in the fall of 1843, as evidence that Samuel Houston believed he was captured by the enemy when he published his proclama tion of piracy, he., against him on the 16th of May, 1846 ?two days after the date of this latter, which nsssrts that " the republic was left without a navy in consequence oi the step taken by Post Captain K. W. Moore which step was that of attacking more than tea times his foree oft'Campeachy. at the suggestion of Commissioner Jas. Morgan, who, in his evidence before the special tribunal established by the Congress of Texas on February 8, 1844, " for tho impartial trial of Post Captain E. W. Moors and others," says, " that be had hasaided the re. sponsibility of suggesting to Commodore Moore to attaek the Mexican force off Campeachy, for tho purpoae of preventing a descant upon Galveston, and of saving the republic, if we could " Commodore Moore alao published at the aama time, a latter from tho samo secretary of war and marina, to an other lieutenant of the Texaa navy, in whicn ia the following:? " DcrABTMXRT or War i<io Marine, > " Washington. Sept 1, 1848. $ " 8ia -.?Your resignation and subsequent communi cation of the 18th nit, have been received. "Upon receipt of intelligence of the arrival of tho ship Austin and brig Wharton, at Galveaton, inrioughs were immediately forwarded to tho care of tho naval commiasionars, that the officers desiring to do so might "Toi leave that city, and obviate the ineonvience of which you complain. ? . ? . " Should you accept a furlough, by informing the de partment of your residence, you will receive due notiee ol the action upon your resignation; which will net deviate from what may be considered! justice to your self, and most conductve to the intereet and honor of the nation, and benefit to the service. " 1 have the honor to bo, " Yonr obedient servant, " O. W. HILL, " Secretary of War and Marino. " To Lieut. A G. Gray." Dates are very important things, and in fbl* instance, tbe authority from whom tho " one interested" has thought proper to quote, to "establish" ths intortarested and utterly groundles assertion in his article referred to, provaa directly tho reverse, when couplad with certain facts wall known to the world?for where war# the Austin and Wharton at the date of, and some Urns sub icquont to, the la ter from <1. W. Hill, secretary of war and marine, to Lieut G. C Brenner, dated May 14, 18481 They were off the town of Campsachy ; and fwa days after the date of that latter they had the gallant action with the apparently overwhelming farce opposed to thsm, which lasted over four houn; and which broke ap the blockade of Campeachv and forced tho Moxioan squadron to leave In the night, and abandon tbeir war against,Yucatan. Commiisoner Morgan, infhis testimony before the special tribunal, states "that on that day (16th of May, 1848) Com. Moore.chesed them so far oat that tbsy could not be seen from tho top of tho houso, which I (than) was on." &Ths Austin and Wharton arrived>t Galveaton oath# 14th of July, 1848; and G W. Hill, secretary of war and marine, writes on the 1st of the following September, the latter t# Lieat. A. O. Gray, from whmh I have qaot ed above. The following session of the Congress of Texas, the Trasidsnt was called an for estimates of tho i amount required: 1st, to support tho navy far one yea* at see ; 3d, to keep the vessels in ordinary for twelve : months, and td, for the amount required per month, to maintain a watch on board for their preeervatioa in tho haibor of Galveston, which wsa responded to on tho 37th i December, 1843, and on the sth of February, 1844, an not I was approved and J^lns tkouiami iollmro appropriated, i to keep the navy in ordinary, which was its condition on tba I Sth of the present month, when tho Oovoraor ot tho | tho State of Texas was inaugurated. During tho whoto time since ths rstnrnoftha vessels to Galveston, in July, ' 1848, there hsvs been on duty on bosrd of thsm, one lieu > tenant, ens parser, two midshipmen, and nbout twenty patty officers and moo. It is neither my purpose nor my wish to enter into per sonalities,bat I mutt bo allowed to express the hope that, in fntsre, when those "interested" wwh to deprive the few officers of tho Tones navy, whom death and tho Golf of Mexico hove spared, of their Just rights, to which they are entitled, under the bill passed by tbe lest Congress of the United States, proponing annexation to the gov ernment and people of Texas, that tkay will better in form themselves of all tha facts of tho onae, and theraby not place before tbe public such palpable misstatements. A KRlEPfD TO JUSTICE. Washiroton City, Feb. 94, 1S46. Pollteneea In Glatarofc. I notice the want of " Good Breeding" on Bun ? day last, in Grace Church, which he so ably depicts in your paper yesterday. If he had exerted htmaelf to And a pew, instead i If he had exerted htmaelf to And a pew, instead ot standing still like a ninny,with a lady bv his side, I tor an hour or more, he would have found plenty oi , room, at least lor tier There ia sufficient civility in American charehes ' for all ordinary purposes, and when a seat is request ' ad, itis'nerer refused; but our congregations are bet ter employed during worship, than in watching tho , crowd and drumming up enntomera. I am an Ameriaan. and have been abroad, and I think. I never entered an Episcopal or Roman CmIIio lic Church in England, or on the Continent, without ! paying for my seat. In one church in England. I asked fore .seal torn ' lady, who waa with me, and she was admsffiso. ??a 1 shut out, while two seats ware vacant?I rtmain , ed to during the aervica. Was that j Brrm mmmm.

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