Newspaper of The New York Herald, August 18, 1846, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 18, 1846 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. Sew Y??r??, TiiMtlny. Aasnal I*. l?4(J. Mtmu Jii.p Ctt>??lunl.k. Tli s ?:esun. p^eU'-t i? no^v in ler fourteenth day. She xo\ however, t.e fustest of the Cunnrd itenmcr*. niustrntton* of liutln? I-lf. . Wpg veon the outside ofth-^tleyN Hrrald two iHu?trti?ons of Indan lifr-. t;il<rn from Colonel McKfnncyN interesting v?ork Tl'e** enu'rRViutc< appear very 1 fc-likn whin printed w.th care and on n letter pre*-:, but unfoiinnately tli- ?peed With which we arc eonstrnined 10 pa?? them through our steam pr?*ssH=, cnusp* tlie finely drawn lines to be filled up, and hence their effect is U.i It'.. ~ ... .1 l.?.......... 1_ I condition equal to nny emeiyenoy in the coure of a few wepkg. We are now informed from autho rity which we consider beyond doubt in such matters, that tli" statement we hive made, was true in ovory material rr?pecr, and that ih? bombardment of Shd J urn dt.- Ulioa, is n?j^v sot down by the administration n* purt of the n ea?ures that will bo prosecuted ajrain^t Mt xico, if overtures of pe;ice are not soon received Tampico, if not already taken, will soon Ins in possession of our fores ; and the bnt.birdineut of the Castle of San Juan de Ulloa, and th.< capture of V?ra Cruz, will be the next act in the drama The time, too, is appointed, fir taking Vera Ciuz, and cuuse they tend, evi-u in their imperfect impression, to convey some idea to our readers of the characteristics of Irid u" lift. The Politic* uf iht liilui.?'The Cmuli'K Klvrttonj?At|? ct of Hortles. Some of the most important incisures that hive of lute years divided the two tjr- at political part'os ol tlii?? country, and to the success of which the democratic party wax pltdged, have been carried out and sustained during the last session of Congress, by that party, in the teeth of as powerful an opposition as it ever encountered on any former occasion. The most prominent of th-se measures are the passage of what is commonly called the sub-treasury bill and the tariff !>ill?the former of which disconnects the relation that hitherto existed between the National Government and tho S'ate Bank* of the Union, and places its funds in the custody and control of its own officers, ftnd in its own vaults?and th? latter of wh'ch destroy#, in a gn at men-ure, the pro'eciiv prlicy under which our manufactures have been nur turedand fostered, until they have attained a summit, which in the eyes of the opponents of that policy need it 110 longer, and which enables them to compete successfully with the manufacturers of the old world. The?e two measures formed the cardinal points of difference between the whig and democratic parties, and have been the fruitful source of acrimony, tempestuous debate, and ill feeling, between them for a number of years. They are at length passed, and set at rest for the present by the constituents of the people. They have yet however to undergo a severe ordeal. They have yet to be passed upon by the court of final appeal, and a final verdict has yet to be given by the people throughout the whole country, through the ballot, box on these important measures; arid until that verdict fhall have been known, these questions cannot be said to be finally settled. It may be said by the adherents of monarchy, and the opponents of popular institutions, that in a country, where the people have directly or indirectly to be appealed to, and their decision on national questions ascertained, before those questions can be viewed ns the settled and permanent policy of the ration, that the policy of such n country will be eternally shifting and unsettled, liable to be upset one day and raised up the next, by the popular opinion, wh ch is proverb'ally uncertain and unreliable. W(j confess th'twearo liable to thi? imputation, ai.d ;o tho evil resulting from it. if evil ic l?o?bur it is an evil inseparable from our form of g >vernment, and one which proves its adai tati'?n to our people. We are satisfied tbat there are defects in every form of government?in democracies as well as monarchies ; but we ate content to submit to the defects of a democracy, because of the mariifol-l blessings we enjoy under that form of government. In consequence o' the nou u ?1 lent 'h ol the last session of Congre-s, the people in cever*l Stares have not had :in i.pi O'tuiiity of expressing their opinion on t.ie gre it questions of the day. All of them have held their <*'ectio is dui in^ the present month of August. Th< y have been held brfore these measures could be properly canvassed, and time sufficient elapsed for deliberation. The consequence of this is, that tho-e Mates are debarred from expressingtheir opinion until the t'tnn comes round when th<- next election* will tuk? place; and the results of ihis year's election in tho e States can not be v ewt d as their opinion on those measures that wi t j passed at t!io la?t session of Congress. There m ill be, however, greaT interest manifested for, an-! great impoitancn attached to, the results of the elections in those States in which elections have not already taken place. Ol these, there are fourteen, whose elections will occur between the first day of September next and the tenth of November following. Among these are the States of New York and Pennsylvania ; the r\ C UfVi i r* V-? i on all the election* that take place after it; and the Utter is the thud State in influence in the Union, and both of which have a deep interest involved in the passage of the tariff" and subtreasury bills. The foreign policy of the administration has yet to be approved of by the people ; and all the aots of the administration in regard to the war with Mexico, have to undergo a rigid and impartial scrutiny by the people. Indeed, the whole policy of the party in power, from the day on which Mr. Polk emered the White Housa, has to be revi?wed by the sovereign people, and the s?ntcnce of approval, or condemnation, passed upon it. This, in a measure, will taxe plnce at an early duy, by the most powerful member of the opposition, who a short time since, in the Senate of the United States, declared his intention of seizing an early opportunity of appealing to the people on such a review. The speech ol Daniel Webster, at the dinner which is to take place shortly in Philadelphia, will be looked forward to with intense interest, as a complete exhibition of tha nakedness of the administration, if any such nakedness exists, and as developement of the course the opposition will pursue for son\,e time to come. The causes which led to the war with Mexico, will be searchingly inquired into by one who is competent to the task. The vetoes 01 me river and harbor, and the French spoliation bills?the passage of the tariff by the j vote of the Vice President, and the establishment 1 of the sub-treasury, will all be strictly inquired , into?and the policy foreshadowed that may defeat the democratic candidate for the Presidency in 1848, and totally annihilate the democratic party, if its course should not be sustained by the people. We are, therefore, in the midst of times pregnant with evonts, that will affect the future history of political parties in this country ; and the speech of Daniel Webster and the result* of the State elections, will be of the highest importance and interest. Let us watch and pray. Attack oh Sax Juan D'Ulloa.?We stated some tnne ago, ttiat it was determined upon by the Cabinet that the fort of San Juan d'Ulloa should be bombarded by our squadrou ui the Gulf; and that the honor of taking that hitherto considered impregnable fortress, would ere long be part of the history of our navy, and compose one of its proudest laureU. We at the same time published a list of the vessels ol war that were selected for that purpose, the number of guus, Jtc., and expressed our conviction that that forcu was amply sufficient for the pur|K>se. The Washington l/nicm took u? to task lbf that statement. and Uiiderlrx.k ...l.,.* -J wiitvv wutti u cunwuen 1 an error in it, by saying that u4e FennsylvaH.ti, Ohio, and North Carol.na, wrre not then in commiiiion, and could not be used for the purpose intended. We linear at th?J tima wa made die atatemnnt, tlu>' those vi ssels were not in commission ; but we were well informed chat ?urveys of them had be. )i ordered, and that they could be plaood in a j Wis arc lntormert that the beginning of October is sot down as tho time. For this purpose th? administration is prosecuting its arrangements with all the vigor possible ; and before that tune we will probably see the whole naval force of tlie country, not otherwise required, in proper condition for the attack. Tliis, we think is the only alternative left for the administration, in order to secure an early peace ; and we are assured from authentic sources, that this is the course that will be pursued, it overtures of peace, such as tho government can receive withou' dishonor, be not prollered immediately by Mexico. Capital Piuilnlimrnt?Ought It to be AbolUhed ? The only remembered saying of a worthy alderman in London, has been tho motto of a very numerous part of the community?" the very worst use you can put a man to, is to hang him." Another might bo advanced, not exactly agreeing with the one from the oracular jxws of Mr. Wilkes?" the best use you can put a murderer to, is to make an example of him." Tho arguments generally brought forward by tho?e who advocate the aboli'ion of punishment hy dea'h, seem to regard more the personal interest of the condemned, than the welfare of the community ; and on this ground, especially, tho whole of their particular i??i in fnl??lu rnnnHiJ Were an instance of murder the lust one to be committed, or a crime of rare occurrence, it might be well to punish the culprit in a manner referring to himself alone ; but a? long 9 intemperance and human passions hold their present sway, it is necessaiy to show something more than imprisonment, with ultimate hopes of pardon, in terrorum over the heads of murderers. The usual substitute proposed by those who would abolish punishment by death, is imprisonment for life ; and if looked at either us a preventive or cure, is utterly inadequate for the attainment of its end. As a preventive to the commission of murder, a degree of punishment is required, the anticipation of which will not only restrain the workings of deliberate revenge, but which will be a curb upon the effects of momentary patfion; and those familiar with human nature are well mother, relation* or friends struck down by the assassin's blow, and ea^h one immediately look? , for the death ot the culprit; if this it to be escaped by legal flaws or misplaced mercy, how often does outraged public opinion take justioe tn its own hands, and the |>opulaoe, by summary proceedings do what justico requires. Were capital punishment abolished, lynch law would become prevalent to n degree thai now can hardly bo realized. Impulsive retribution would acknowledge no mistaken ideas of mt-rcy. The only remaining argument, if it can be called such, that is used against aapital punishment, consists in the beliet that juries would bo more apt to convict, if the cousetjaences were not so heavy to the convicted. If juries are habituated to perjury, then it is well that their peculiar pajndicea should be consulted ; but so long a* they are sworn to decide by fact and evidence, they have nothing to do with the Mntenoe ; and a jury aware uini mere are many who would be willing to endure years of personal suffering, for the gratification of an evil passion; that many, in cool blood, would take the life of an enemy, even if the net was to bo followed by certain apprehension and continued confinement; but even this is not lookt-d for; 1st our S'R'e prison records be examined throughout the Union, and hardly a single in?tance will be found where a criminal sentenced to life imprisonment has not been pardoned, or been suffered to escape; and in this way the crime ofgiand larceny often meets with actual retribution heavier than cold blooded murder. The bu'g'ar, sentenced to seven or fourteen years imprsonment, serves out h s time; the murderer sentenced for l.fe, at the expiration of a less number of yetrs, becomes a free mnn, with the same passions ihat led to the commission of a murder, strengthened in vice by pr ison ?ociety, and the natural morost-nesi attendant upon his situation. It cannot be donb ed but that every prisoner ever sentenced to perpetual confinement, commenced his term with a hope, nlmo-t approaching to a certainty, of speedy release; ai.d a.* an instance of this, we find Steenburg, who, when informed that his sentence of death was commuted to imprisonment for life, " danced and shouted for joy in his cell." One fact like this is an unanswerable reply to those who argue that imprisonment'of any kind can be more influential than the execution of that law which demands "blood for blood." i he man, too, in New Hampshire, who, a short time since, declared that he never would have commuted t ie murder, had he supposed he should be hung for it, and that he thought capital punishment was abolished, was, if his statement is to be relied on, nothing less than a victim of the pseudo-philantropists who gave rise to the false opinions by him entertained. So long as punishment is used at all for the prevention of orime, it must be of a nature in which terror shall compose a principal ingredient, to far as it may be compatible with justice; the day has not yet arrived when mildness and moral suasion can be spoken of more than as empty theories. The next thing to be regarded, after justice it done to the laws and the community, is the welfare of the prisoner himself; and, in nine cases out of ten, the personal condition of the condemned is preferable, under sentence of death, to what it would be under the prospect oi confinement. Let the prisoner, after his conviction of a capital offence, understand that his anticipated execution is changed to imprisonment, and the reaction of lee ling is such that he receives a portion of happiness, mingled with hope of further leniency; and hi* comparative prosperity, like that of men ignorant of adversity,hardtns the heart to all moral influence. The more his success, the less his repentance. But when the murderer, the inccndiary, the violater of female chastity, rei alizes that his sentence is unalterable as the laws of the Me das and Persians, the future becomes too near to the present Jo be disregarded. The very state of mind produced by this prospect of eternity, when favorable, is often mentioned by nit: Huvucmea 01 me anii-imnamg class us a reason why the man should live ; but had the criminal expected liberty or pardon, all of the (ear which edected his repentance would have been lost; and it is intinitely better, in a religious point of view, that a man should be hung, if inasle a ( hristian by hi? anticipations of death and judgment, than be allowed to live, a curse and an outcaat of society. Very few of th?M who graduate at our State prisons exhibit any visible improvement in morality ; but of those executed, there are but few who do not show a subdued spirit at the eleventh hour. The advocates of the abolition of capital punishment say, "the minute a man becomes u Christian, he ia bung." We say that the fear ol ritath is all that could bring his mind to a state where Christianity might act. But setting aside all logical pleadings, strict justice d- inands that a imuderer t>hould be punished by death. On mere abstiact views, mildness may Seem plausible, but k-t kitiv mnn hi* fitlliffr or mmmtmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmttrnmmmmammmmmm man who would acquit an/ mnrdtra/, daolar'n; his innocence, when knowing him to be guilty for no other cmue than hi* own d>?l ke to hav thai aw cirried into effect, it n perjured being, an a fit subject Tor 'he penitentiary. The juriita sworn Ik-Co"* God to do his duty, and the jurj men to do their*. e;ich in hit peculiar provinc? one to <ieciuo upon met, una tne otner to sent?nc upon conviction; and either swerving from h duty upon the ground* of per?onal feeling or pb losoohical opinion, rigid the consequences atter dant upon a public crime. Again, there can be no splitting of doubts : the doubt of a prisoner's guilt is strong enough t save him from oonviction and death, that saro doubt shnuld save him if no other puni'hmer were attached to thr crime than tho world's cer mrc ; on either horn of the d.lemma the anti ca[ ital punishment men find a poor resting place. Nkw Mexico? Wi^n will it be Annexed 1Our readers will find a very good sketch of th erritoiy of Xew Mexico in this day's paper?il geographical position?its inhabitants, and the customs. We take it from the Matamorat Amtr can Flag It will be found to be highly interesting inasmuch as the expedition of Col. Kearney i destined for that region, and aho because it wi i?c [>?ri oi our territory, no uouut, oeioro man yi'iir->?perhaps on the wjtilement of our prese difficulties with Mexico. Thralrlral and IIIuiImI. Pare Thkatrk ? The regular nutumn season of tbJ theatre commenced last evening under circumttancs highly flattering to the management Mr. Collins, tli acknowledged successor of Tyrone Power, appeared fc the Brat time In thia country, on the stage so often tnx and within the wall* that ao often rung with the applaui drawn down by hia illustrious prototype. Hia appeal ance waa the algnal of a perfect hurricane of applaui I and rapturous greeting! from all parts of the houae, a< companied by clapping of hand? and other demonatn tinn? of delignt. Never have we seen a more succe* ful drkut in New York, and wo can only compar it to the rapturous furor with which Power liims* waa wont to be greeted after an absence of a jn or more from thin citv. Mr. Collins acted Mr. Ml Shone In the " Nervous Man," and Teddy Mslow nev in " Teddy the Tiler" We think the publl will agree with us when we say that be is on the stag the very personation of an Irishman?a ranting, roaring devil-mxy-care specimen of the sons of Green Erin?I his g.iit, delivery, and ease ef manner. He is gifted wit] exactly sufficient, and no more cor less, of the genuin T.pnerary brogue, to give effect to the character* h i>e 1 forms, and to instil into them all that uncouth deviltr belonging to them, and which constitute their chic charm To see Collins on the sttfKe is to see the ma on whom the mantle of Power has fallen at all event he is certainly the only genuine representative of Iris character that we have seen or heard of since the daya ( Tower. Wo predict for Mr. Collins a most llatterin career in the United States. Ho was called before tb curtain at the conclusion of each piece; and at the lai made a brief acknowledgment of the favor* done him.We shall notice Mr. Collins more in full hereafter, an do full and ample justice to hia merits. Mr. Has*, as th Nervous Man. performed his part in hi* usuatgood mat ner, and nobly sustained the piece throughout Th same may be said indeed of all who participated in th evening's performances. Bowert Theatre.?The new drama of "Hoboken seem* nightly to increaie in favor with the public, if w Judge by the crowded hou*e?, and their hearty applause Walcot 1* inimitable in hia character of a beau ; dreue properly, and does not overdo his part. Wemysa an Chanfrau give fine specimens o( acting. By the by Walcot was called out la*t evening at'te.' the fall of th curtain, and made-a most characteristic speech, whic was received with three cheers. "1 wish you had'i said that " This evening the same play is produced, wit the addition of the nautical spectacle of the" Wizard) the Wave," in which Mr. J. It. Scott will appear. Such combination of talent and *tage ofl'ec.t is rarely brougl out together. We need not hope that the house will b well attended, for it always ia. Castle Garde*.?The new gems of the opera, pe: formed by the orchestra la*t evening, attracted the ad miration of all present. We are pleased to m e that tb musical taite of our community succeeds in nightly co lecting a crowd at this splendid room, where cool air an delicious refreshments are so easily attained. The coi moramic views delight all who see them. New Voaa Sacbkd Music Society.?We would agai call attention to the opportunity afforded to our citizen by the excursion of thia Society to New Haven at on o'clock to day All thoce who are on a trip to the east or desire a delightful day, will profit by the occasion pr? rented Lothian's band accompany the Society, and th passage up will he enlivened by glees, concerted and it strumental piece*, of the first order. After the perforn ance of the Oiatorio of the Messiah at New Haven, th steamboat will return to this city by moonlight, and w know that enjoy ment will be attained here, if it is ev? attainable. The Baker Family gave their farewell concert at Pitt burgh on the 14th inst. Dan Marble concluded an engagement at Cincinnati o the 13th inst. City Inlstllgene*, Lost Bot.?A boy about four years of age was picke up yesterday, and carried to the station house Ne " where be remains to be claimed by his parent* or guai dians. NkCunEMCK a mot. Drivers ?Hack No 0} and horaei were found running through the Bowery early yesterda morning, without a driver, and were immediately Raize by oUicer Melvin. and brought to station hou?e No < The owner will suffer in the usual penalty, and Ml merit* the rame for violating the city ordinance. Pa r.cocious Dipravitv.?A young girl, aged about I year., of prepossessing appearance, was yesterday f un in a house of ill fame in vlott street, where she had beet with some monster in the ahape of man, during the daj She wa* immediately taken into cuitody by the polici and cent to the proper quarter as a vagrant, where it i to he hop?d she may learn to improve her vicious courw The disgraceful dens of iniquity that infest this quarte of the city, should be carefully watched, a* many a youni and innocent victim nas been sacrificed, by the wily art] flcea of the seducer and the courtezan. Mad Doos.?Two of these unwelcome viaiter* war place.1 in durass yesterday, mod underwent the las penalty of the lew, at the hands of oAcera Rafferty an Watson The former despatched hii victim in Frankli street?the latier In Broadway. Mad dogs have bee loping about the city in vailous quarters sine* the wan weather commenced. A FaiTNrofc Sswtiwel.?At a very early hour ye terilay morning a man w*? found lying on the steps < a door in the 7th Ward, taking a very comfortahl snooze, and was supposed to be intoxicated?he was e> posed to attacks or Impositions of any of the passers-b) who may choose to ' try his hand upon the "tour and go" principle. *He was observed by the Police, wh ?i'h their usual vigilance aud prer. lution, proceede (wmi three or lour of them) to take the helpless victii of intoxication to the Station. The dog?with charat teriatic fidelity, immediately growled at the officer when they approached his master?and kept tliem i bay. Some five or mix of the officers were subsequent^ called together and held a council of war, upon which was agreed to despatch tn? noble animal, which wai we understand, of the mixed Newfoundland breed?br, the Captain of the Watch, Captain Wood, rescinded th resolution of the officers, from a consideration, that thi faithful animal would be found capable of diecliargin his trust. We are assured that he fully pel formed hi task up to the time of his master's awaking; who irami diately " went his wny rejoicing in the " giay of tb morning," accompanied by his faithful dog. We sii cerely trust that none of the dark fraternity will mti this modern " dog of Montargis"? in any idle excursio about the city. Such a " friend" is mora valuable tha gold. List or Moktalit*.?There were iW deaths in th city last week The heat has been found almost intoli rablo. Rm.-Wt were yesterday visited with a most n freshing shower of rain which lasted for a few houn and had a most salutary effect upon the atmospheri The late warm weather, hud it conlinued much longe would have proved truly dangerous?and the showor < yesterday, which succeeded trie light thunderstorm, wi a truly welcome visiter Thk " Joi.lt Gon "?Some votaries of the wine cu| known by the name ol " rum customers," were arre<te early yesterday morning, at No *9 Varick street, for ri< and drunkenness Their names were James Mullone; Peter Carroll, James Scanlon, Thomas Cheney, Mai Keenev, and another, (name unknown.) They war locked up and held to answer. Ft**.?A fire took place at No. 114 Dclaney sfree yesterday morning. It originated in consequence ol tb bursting ot o spirit gas lamp, but was soon exiinguiahet These spirit gas lamps are dangerous in the oxtrenv Officer .Miller, ol the lOlh police diitrict, discovered tb lire, and was principally instrumontal in saving the prt mi<e?, which were hut nightly damaged. Fuivkkal Ob(B?uhci ?We noticed yesterday the fti ner I ol Mr. 'Alexander W Stewart, a late member a the police department, lielonglng to the 10th ward, ani lull much pleased to tee the kind leeling exhibited tc wards a bi oilier officer. Tlero must liavu been at leal between lour and hre hundred policemen following th bearae, beude.l by the Chief, each man -vitli hia atarei shrouded with crape, ail well dre^ed; and a finer o more able looking body of men we have not seen fo some time past. CeaoKKa'a Office, August 17 ? SuHdtn Death.?Th coroner held an inquest yesterday, at No 104 Job street, on the body ol John Dalton. born in Iroland, 6 years of age. who came to his death by a At of apoplexy Verdict accordingly. jinolhtr - Xhe coroner also held an Inquest at No. S Oliver street, on the body ol John Fitipatrick, u uativ of Ireland 38 years of age, who came to his Joath b; conge<tion ol the brain Verdict accordingly. Found Urowntd'The coroner also held an inquest r South street, on the body ol an unknown colored boj about 13 j ears ol ago. who was found floating iu th itiver, loot oi jonn rnvii. veraK;i, iouuu urvwiwi ll'ais /row fnltmprranct ?An lf)<]Ue>t was uko hel at No. I(iI Anthony ?tre?l. on the hotly ol Sarah Mi'MIt ton. h native ot aw Voi k,'it) \ r Jr* of age, who cam to bar death by delirium tirman* Verdict accordingl) Th? Brooklyn Eiglt kUft tuu' one of th? (ret tie men who w?? nahhtri in Koc.htater while makin tracti with u.e w ii,. of another, romarkid a day o ?o ?lnc?, that he should got clear off to Wl?con?ir i? _j? " ?* hadnt ???n for that era <Umr)? I thunder and lightaii.g rod !" m I ApmrtflW lnttlll|Mi(?. r. Owing to the ruin, w Ion* anticipated sport on Uie ? Centreville Tour*# Jid got take plvce yeater.lay. Crowd* ? ooll?cte<! to vialt the 'rack. an I were of cour?e much dia ?p. olnW'l It waa announce I tint the f.-tiU would com* oflTon WeInesday, Co-morrow.) whan it i? expected that is thero will tie an i.nmenae concourse of the lovera of fun . and tha ' fjHwi." to '? ? the ?igl?t. Profesaor Sheridaq will overiae tho whole arrangement :e Pulhr liilrlllyrnM< Auccit 17.? "tlrmpi to Kill?A m?n by tha nama of Jtmee Lynch we* trieated on Sunday Dight. by officer 1- Attri>tge. 14th Ward.on a charge of 'tabbing a man called Michael Mooot> with :? knife, inflicting a severe wound on the breast. 1'be wound, waa dresael by Dr. Arcber. and the sufferer i* supposed to be out of danger, j- Committed by Justice Taylor for examination. F.irgnf ?A. man calling himself George Simmons, O aliai MctJulre. aiiai Kitch. passed upob the Srm of Lude low, Beebo k Co , Philadelphia, a forged certificate of deposit, purporting to be on one ?f the Rochester banks, It for (IM) It i* eupposed that thia individual hai come I. on to thia city ; therefore lo k out for the acamp. Burglary ?A amall jewelry and watchmaker's shop, >* situated In Walker street, near Orange street, waa burglariously entered, on Sunday afternoon, by some boll ra<cal?. between the hours of S aud 6 o'clock in >Ue afternoon, by rutting through the rear of the store, ~ taking ofT the we*ther-ho irJiug, and chopping clear e through the wall Into the shop A quan<i'> of Jewelry, and several wetchaa. were stolen with which the thieves '9 eaca|?d Four colored boya, bv the namei of John ir Thompson Joseph Thompson. Bill Fielda and Samuel Laydon. were arretted on au-picion of committing the rohbery. but tb* ? vWeuce being in-amcieut, they were f, discharged. _ Jhsanlti-n an Offirir.? \ men celled Wm Fairgrave wit arretted yesterday charged with drawing a knife 11 end pistol on policemen Lamb, of tae 4th Ward, with v intern to do him bodily injury Justice 0?borne held ' him to ball In $600, in default of which he vrai commitn ted to prieen t ? Charge of Ince$t ? A voung men by tho name of Hugh Thornton residing at No y4 Jane streot, waa arretted on Sunday on a< harge of having inceatuoua intercourse with hi* own sister. Catharine Thornton; the partiea ia were both taken before Justice Merrl't, who committed l( them both for examination D ihoneit Servant ? \n triah girl by the name of Mary * Ouilt. waa arreated yesterday by a Sth Ward policeman, if Merged with robbing her employer. Mr. Groat, reaiding } At No. 04 Ee?skman atreet. of variou* fancy colored worateda and ailk corda. valued at about $10 and upwarda. * Committed for examination r- Stealing Clothing.?Thomaa J. Wilkin* waj caught in the act of atealing a coat. pantaloon*, and hat, valuo 1 5- at $10. belonging to Henry Oriea, No 73 Robinaon atreet. >- Locked up for trial Precocious Oirl?Officer Sackrnan, ofthe 6th Ward, e nrreated a young girl only fourteen year* ot age, whom If he took from out a den of infamy kept by a Mrs Thompir aen. at No 60 Mott atreet. It appear* thii poorgiri we* >- introduced to this house by an elder siater, under pre' tence of amU<ing a amall child; but, in fact, in orriar to c obtain her ruin. Juitice Osbora committed her to the a kind care of vira. Fouler, the matron of the <"ity PrUon. ' ' Cool Impudence.?Bill Abby alius Billy Fiah, the noto rious pickpocket, entered the polio* office ye?terday

li afternoon?and from hi* exterior appearance you would e auppoie him to be n gentlemen,?and applied to the *ita ting magistrate, Justice Oiborn. for protection, he havY ing been much annoyed and threatened bv Mr. Camp, if the proprietor of the Police Gaztllt. It appear* Mr. n Camp entered one of their rendezrouz, kept by old Ja<*k * Ring, in Cherry street, accompanied by Mossr*. Wifk* h and Blany, wherein *ome altercation took place, which >f forms the foundation of the complaint. Juitice Osborn, g after hearing hi* itery, refused to entertain the come plaint, and Mr. Abby left the office?ordered hi* bobit tailed mare, and took a ride around the Battery, to endea vor to shake off his anger. e Movement* of Traveller*. i- ' The follov. .ng forms a considerable portion of yeitere day'* arrival* at the principal hotels? e Auraic**?Dr Cuyler, U. 8. Army; H Humphrey, New York; J. Stewartson, Philadelphia; Chevalier Mali galion, Spain; Capt. Glover, Lower Canada; A. Warren, L. Dupre, Georgia; M. Mason, Virginia; L Seamon, B Washington; Mr. Pratt, Mobile; G. Ward, Arkansa*; J. i. Leal, Madeira; B. Read, Charleston; Mr. Roger*, Arkan aaa. . Astor?G. Taylor, Judge Woodworth, Hyde Park; M. d Dunlop. Connecticut; W.Mitchell, Montreal; M.Henry, , Philadelphia; E. Phelps, Oswego; W. Shear, Georgia; 8 8. Ooodwin, 8t Helena; J. Parker, Boston; H Heartt, Ij New Orleans; F. Griffin, Mobile; W. G Hale. Richmond; 8. Hargrove, J. Van Dalion, New Orleans; W. William*, Ij Richmond; R. Seamonv, Philadelphia; D. Nevins, Buffa,f lo; E. Bacon, Utica; W. Jordan, Hudson; W. Shephard, a Boston. Citv?E. Metcalfe. Charleston; R Izard, U. 8. Navy; ^ A. Gilford, New Windsor; W. Barrett, South Carolina; Th"ma* Roper, Virginia; H Browne, U. 8. Army; C. Walker. Miasissippl: B. Ferguson, Virginia; M. McCall, r" Philadelphia; W. Van Austigno, Texas; E. Fletcher, I Missouri; W. Wilson. Pittsburgh; J Wilson, J. HarB clomo. J. Spry, Philadelphia; H Mark*. New Orlean*; W Thompun.J Brown, Texa*; T Wilkinson. Virginia; 1 J. Maxwell, Kentuckv; Hon M Brad haw, Philadelphia; d D Ranlett, New Orleans; Dr Patton, U. 8. Navy; J. Hockley, Philadelphia: P. Miiller, Tennessee. Fa*<(HLit?\1. Hitchcock. Albany; B William*, M. n Ward. Newark- P. Handy, South Carolina; 8. Long, Pennsylvania; T Brewster, Philadelphia; H. Putnan. New V'orb; B Cutter, J ones ville; \1 Kenshaw, St. Lou8 Is; W (armiehael, Oeorgrt; Ed. Courtenay. Virginia; L M. Beard. Georgia; M. Cooper, Connecticut; D Servis*, Mississippi: w (ienori), Memphis-, J. Drean, Mackinac; J Myer. Philadelphia; 8. Jeuuett, Michigin; W. Morrli son. Bridgeport > II11W4HD-M Bryant, Utica; M. Whitney, Albany; W. ' Richardson. Alabama; J. Alexander, Albany; W. Uurtt, * Saugerties: N. Bethune, Mr. Claike. Toronto; J Betta, * MiuisMppi; D Trewell, Lowell; C. Loclie, Lexington: S. Vane, N-tshville; M. Miller, Augusta; T Ooold. Boston; J Beam. Ohio; 3. Harrington, Vermont; H. Kennei dy, Kentucky, J. I ox, Philadelphia; II. Clarke, Boston. n Great Storm at Nashoa.? l'ho Nashua Telegraph of Fruiay gives particulars of a mott de, structive storm, almost unprecedented in this part of the conntry. which occurred at that place on Fridav after, d noon The storm combined hail, rain, wind, and thunder F, and lighting ?was a'ten led with lo?? of life and the dar maige by the Mowing down of buildings. chimneys, fenI ess. trees, lie , and the break ig of glass was immense. it The TtlrgrujiK says y The larirv buil m.g used by the Nashua Manufacturing <j Company for the cointruction of their water wheels was I blown do? n Neve al men wh<i had taken shelter in it, y were more or 1> as injured Mr Oorion Bailey had his leg broken in two places and his hip hi* stomach, anl ? back so injured that his recovery I- duiibtful >1enrs. ? M. F. Do.ige, senior Oeo W Blako-lee and a Mr. a Pierce, -.-ere c?n*i lerably injured One huudred and ' fifty feet of the brick walls of tue new range of building* ' now urocting bf the Nashua Company, a portion which * had been raised to the third floor, and the east end of the 8 block, were blown down. A new house Just boarded and shingled, built by Mr. Ehenezer M'lntire and a ho me of * two tenements, unfinished and uneccupied, belonging to p Reed It Martin, masons, a barn belonging to Mr Hainuel Vo?e, In which Mr. Conant had stored his aleighs, were blown down. Mr. Conant1* loss is heavy. The lumber * building at the steam shop was partially unroofed A it barn on the Holiis road was blown down. The house J occupied by Mr. Alvin Oreenwood and Mr. Asa n Avery, and the stable occupied by Mr. Reuben n Godfrey, on Walnut street, were partially n unroofed. The roof of a store on Factory street, belonging to Mr William 0. Beasom, which had Just been g. raited, to add another story, was unroofed. The drive,f wVy at the tavern stand at the harbor, was blown down, a and two men, who had taken refuge there were saved c. from being crushed only by a large box, which received r the weight of the timbers h Upon the houses of Messrs. Francis Winch, Soloman 0 Spal.iing. Oeoige W. Worthen, Alfred Greeiy, an I Gen. J I Hunt, and upon 'he school hotiso in district No 3. in n Nashville, chimneys were blown down, and went .1 ?- .< 1? .1 ,l. ? . r- t* ? .,1,1m mruugu, OI UMIfi w i?c uumageu lus IWK. i nu vunuj neys upon the Town House, two upon the Universalis! ,t church. one upon Rev Mr. Lamion's church, one upon r Judge Uove'i house, and one upon the house of Thomas It W. Oillis, Lsq are anion? those we noticed blown down, j, without other material damage. it It is impossible to estimate the amount of glass broe ken in the village. In many houies there is scaroely a ! whole square left on the exposed si 1?. In the machine g shop more than a thousand squares are broken. In tfee I, central nuilding, in which is our office, there are four .. hundred. Other buildings suffered in nearly the same e rate. The ammount is imm?*a. We have heard it eej. timated as high as 60.(X)0 ligMK There tre thousand ,t on the west side of Main street, between Front anJ Wan ter streets. n The damage to gardens and fruit trees U very greet, and many shade tiees are sadly injured, and some destroyed. The damage to corn, as far as the hail exten9 ded, must amount nearly to a perfect ruin. i Out of the village to the northwest, the wind seems to have been more violent than here. The gable end ?- of Mr. Abel Blood's brick house, on the Amherst i; road, whs blown in, and the roef scattered in frags. ments all around for a great distance A barn, al?o r, owned by Mr Blood auil oscupied by Mr Robuins.a >1 short distance this side, was stripped of its roof and boards, is and a large qun.itity of rye lett exposed to the weather The new houe, not yet finished, built by Mr. Preston , Kobhins last year, wn leveled to the groun-l. It was ,1 not o-cupie.1. The cider mill at Mrs Leach's, and the >t apple and other trcos in that neighborhood, were blown ft down. A turn near Pennychuck brook, on the Concord 14 road, was blown down. e The hail does riot seem to have been very extensive. Very little glass was broken in the lower part of Nashua, though there were tome very large hail stones. Some ' of those Urge elms at Mr. Woodbury's were completely twisted off At Holhs there was no storm at all?not even a drop of rain. The hail seems to have been most severe * ....... ,..? .n,.ik at.i* i Km rivar hut thrro it seems to have come in ipoti of not very great extent. The wind '* wa* 10 heavy aa to bend the apire of Rev. Mr. Richard'* church, and tear the lead from the ridge pole of the town ^ home an I the Nashua Company,* Mill* Many hail j none* were *eeu m Urge at a lien'* egg Those of the size of ro 'in'* < ?< rolled a~.ro?s our office floor merri*" ly 1 he rain and uail fell iu such tjrrenti lo reu'ler it 11 impoMible tu tee accoes the (tieet*. It came down al* moat in perfect (heat To take It altogether it wa* a aiorm ol awlul autdimity, which beggar* all attumpta at r description. In the lower p-iit < f Hud*on, we laaru that r the damage to the window* wa* pr*tty exteuiive i Mr. Timothy I). Vickery, of Litchfield. wa* drowu* ed in the Merrlmtck during the atorm Ho wa? n picked up after th? *torm by the crew of another 7 boat, which wa* going up. He wai found with one arm o?er a plank, by whicn he wa* suitbir.ed, while hi* body wa* under water. He had probably fl >?ted nearly a mile. i He wuion hi* way down with a hoat loaded with wood e Mr. Vick?ry was about forty year* oid, and ha* lelt a Y wl;'o an i five children. it Varletln. r, By a alip from the office of tue Milwaukie S*niin*t. we o learn that a lire In oke out thereon the moaning of the ' IOth in?t , in the mill of Meiirn. i.omstoek kChate, which d was wholly <'e*troved?loss $16 000: Amoa Tufts J,ftuO j >- Luscomb jlOOJ. The wnole loss will be about (Id,(100. * Judge Sborlridge. of Alabama, ha* been tried for per. itirv at a simcUl erin of the Circuit Court of Talladega county and I.on uglily acquitted. L Tha St. Loud Kvtiting Ouftn ?>? that <}?neral Da * Vrg.i hhIhiui to vmt 11 win y Clay, at vahUnd. i, Tho Lejjisl ititro of tha State of Maine adjournal on d - Monday morning tut, after a leinion of ninoty day*.? I During tha muod im act* and BJ raaolrai wara paiaad. f | Aftin of U Plala-I*. 1V> i ? Bcixos Aran, M*y 12,1S46. Previous to the dupartura ol the English and I French Ministers from here, Governor Rosaa ordered his squadron to retire from before Monte- I video. On the 21st of July the English and French j Admiral* placed vessels in such a position as that they could guard the Argentine squadron; and on the 22d sent word t6 Admiral Brown, its commander, that he must not leave without their consent. On the 21st, the two Ministers, Ousoley and Deffaudis, addressed notes to Mr. Arana, asking for their passports on the Slsr, unless previous to that day he could auure them that orders had been given for the withdrawal of the Argentine troop* and squadron. On the 25th, Admiral Rrown informed the English a.id French Admirals, iliat the day previous he had received an j ord --r trom Governor Rosas, dated the 22d, to return to buenos Ayres with the squadron. He rej ceived for answer, that they couul not permit his j departure before hearing from the Ministers at Buenos Ayres, and that tney would immediately despatch a vessel for instructions. , It will be seen that on the very day these combini-<4 powers made their tiual demand, they had 1 placed it beyond the power of Rosas to comply, ! #o far as the squadron was concerned. On the 31s; of July, Admiral Brown was informed he might depart with his squadron, if he ' would leave all the English and French subjects "I on board, in Montevideo. The Admiral told tuem this was impossible, lor the majority o( his crews were English and French, lie himself (although (mi lin t niiivi bneri (lovernor of Buenos Avros). and several of the commanders of the vessels, , were born in Great Britain. All this, of course, tltey know beforehand. Admiral B. told them if tliey would permit hnn to go to Buenos Ayres, nil the English and French *ailors should be delivered up on his arrival. They again had to a;>k the Ministers, but thcv had a trainer just going up, and said they wouM probably have an answer 111 two day*. On th?* 2d of Augn-ti, the steamers re- ; turned. Ou the 8d, Admiral B. rt-ceiving no com! munication from ihe combined forces, and supposing there could be no objection to his leaving, after his last proposition, made signals in tlie morning for his vessels to prepare for sailing. This was done, as well as all the preparations for getting umier way, which occupied several hours, in full view of the English and French; they sent no message, made no signal to the Admiral, but waited till the vessels were fairly underway, and then opened a tire on ih in, and captured the squadron. On the 4th they dismantled t.ie vessels, took out the English and j French sailors, and then for a time withdrew, in 1 order to give the few natives in Montevideo, and the Argentinos, who had made Montevideo their place of refuge, an opportunity to tamper with , that portion ol the crews who were Argentinos, to induce them to join the Montevidean cause. This was done with the approbation of the EngI lish and French olilcers, and against the urgent remonstrances of the Argentine commanders, but all with little or no effect. It was not taat the j English and French cared about the physical force i of the one or two hundred men they hoped thus to gain, but it would have been very impor- ; taut if they could have added this number ' to the three or four hundred natives of South America, which were all who were then in arms agaiust Oribe, and the people of the Oriental Republfc:, and whom the English and Fiench were determined to establish and support as the government and independent ; province. They were to bemadded to those, who, 1 in conjunction with the French and Italian adventurers, had bargained away to the English loan and stock-jobbing company, the public pro perty, lands, revenues, and navigation ot tlio . Uruguay ; to give dignity and respectability to the concern. But the Argentinos, sailors though they were, refused to enter into the partnership, and were in a few days sent to Buenos Ayres. Belore Admiral Brown, who hud so long aud valiantly fought the battles of Buenos Ayres, was permitted to depart, they exacted a promise l'ronri him, as froin the other officers born iu Great Britain, not to take np arms without their consent. The ves- i sels they divided between themselves, and have { subsequently used thorn in their blockading operations. All these outrages were coimmtttMl without any declaration of war, and under professions of friendship, and a desire to establish peaCti, I The English and French ministers arrived at Montevideo tne day bolore the captain ol the squad rou ; of course all was done with their approbation. Ttieir tirst important act after arriving there ! wa< a declaration of a blockade of ail the ports of the Bauda Oriental, which are or may be occupied by troops in the service of the Argentine Government. Why was this blockade declared 1 Against whom were they waging war! Where would lhev find a precedent tor so indefinite a notice 1 Who could determine what troops acting : with Wribe were in the service ot the Argentine Government, or when a port might be occupied by them 1 Next, they sent forces to Cnloma, a seaport directly opposite Buenos Ayres?took it by sorrn?drove the inhabitants our?sacked the nlace, and garrisoned it with English and French marines. They then seized the Island ot Martin Garcit, which commands the entrance to the Rivers Parana and Uruguay, and which belonged to the Province of B lerios Ayres. All this wiihout any declaration ol wai ! Ko*a*, after these thinus had been done, issued a deciee forbidding all intercourse between the people of this province and the English and French vessels of war, to prevent their obtaining fresh provisions. This was his first act of defence. Iu my next, I will speak of the manner of block- ' ading tins province, and of the subsequent course pursued by the peace makers. A ClTIZXW OF THE U. S. Horkiblk.?We olip the following from an evening paper of last evening :? Babatoos, 19th Aug., 1846. Last evening Esq , of your city, said to be ot high atandinr as a merchant, wai complained of by a number of little girls, varying from 8 to 13 years, as having committed the most unparalleled acts ol indecency upon their persons, at the swing In the garden of Union Hall, where ho found them playing He had repeated the?e offences to different children at two different times in the day, and tried to entice them into the adjacent summer house, when they ran to their parents and ex posed his vilUiny, but he had escaped. In the evening, after tea, he returned tj the swing, as is supposed for the same purpose, when the girls pointed nim out When I firtt saw him he ha 1 been arrested by the father and grandfather ot one ol the cbildreu, who seised him and dragged him into the office, where a child faced him and described his offence He wai required to leave the village forthwith, and as he lodged at tlto United States, wai suffered to depart, although he narrowly escaped being lynched on the pot, and only because of hit alleged tamily connections be., an afflicted sitter being here under his protection. The mothers of the outraged children manifest much distress and indignation, and the exposure of the beastly villain is the only penalty that can be inflicted under the circumstances, as the delicacy of female children, who are the only witnesses, and the difficulty and delay of a . process, forbid the parties from legal redress. That he will be chastised in New York by the father of one of the girls is certain, if he osn ever be found, the fact not having come to his knowledge unUl had fled. They are all young children and belong to our most reputable families, so that you may suppose there is felt here universal resentment. His frienos allege insanity as the cause of and exeuse for his conduct; bnt i his alarm, and the trepidation with which he fled, be trayed guilt and ramjrse at being detected The plea of insanity will not avail, nor should it screen him from the i exile from decent society which his outrages havo , merited. Fkom the Oapi or Good Hor*.?By the Vaacouver, at B >~ion, we have received a Capo Town paper ol June 6th, from which we extract the following The Graham's Town post, which arrived last night. 1 brings the following intelligence, the substance yf which is taken from the Orakam't Town Jturnal, of tliu SOth ult The anticipated lttack has been made on Fort Teild.o, i and the Kafir's Jiave there received a most signal discom! fiture and defeat Umkye (our only friendly chief,) gate i information on the 34th Mar, that a geucral attack was soon to be made ou the fort : "eveial tkirmivhei took place on Tuesday ami weuneiaay,. DUt on I nursw^y | morning the U8th ult, 10 A. M., the enemy werewu, I approaching in great force. The plan evidently wai to draw out the troope, anil I then nmh into the fort ; finding thin not ancceed, they j extended themielvei all around, and there waiacontinuoui line of Kafirs at lea?t *ix tnilei in length. Rocketa and ihell* were fired, but they did not come near enough for the infantry 10 play upon them ; the Kafir j ball* whittled over the head* of tne men , fttndiiii i? aid to have tieeo recognized on a black lior?e ; a great ' proportion were mouutvd Siock baa joined tne war < party, ?o that ihe government will be no longer encum! tiered with Iriendly chieia. Sir Andriea Stockenttrom hai ecoured the country, | witnout lulling in with any conaiderable partiea ot Kafir* i The Ueaulort levy are expected to join mm iinmedia ely. j The Fiugoea lought at Fort Peddle with the moat deterI mined bravery, and the loea of the enemy muet have ; been great. Tne new* by the poat ii the moat cheering we have l yet received-the tide ia turned?our burgher* are daily ariiving at ihe icene of action?and we may reaaonabiy ' hope that from thi* period our force will enable u* to act : upon the odVmiv*. ilia Excellency the Governor intended to proceed to Fort Peddie in the early pert 01 the p e.eiit week Superior < guri?In thambcrii Oelore Judge Vandeipoel Aro. 17.?In r? Or. Hianit i ih ?In thin mat'.er an ap? plication was made l ist week in i.'hutiiber to Judge Van.ler|K)<sl. to aet aiide a judgment nt> dned a^i.tat the Arm of Percy and Reed, by one oi ttieir cieditor*, on the ground of fraud. Tho ca*e w*a ful y repoi'etl in tne Hetmld of Tueaday. Hi* Honor gate hi* dvcikion today, denying tho motion. Coinmon Pifui. Before Judge L'lahoefi'er. Auo. 17.?Tho Court opened to-day, and continued for 0 ahort time in *o*aion The only buaioea* tranaacted, In r*ltt(Un In ilafWiiIlia* Ihmm in a City. Should It appenr no inappropriate ?ir?ani?ari?Br for feminine t<?ntlenes?. <o disoto?? the eriin*oa hue of an innito mod-?ty to th?i g*za of pubi.w scrutiny, the JV?? York Hera'd will condescend to honor ma grievance* of beauty, with a oorner in it* w d if cireulxted column*. Miic'i deferred r.di-uU of lae, has been f?t?-d the nmuhty personage who * smoked in the omnibut" ? it has proved highly b^nefloial?the omnibuses are no longer troubled With living chimney?fired toba<-co funnels are extingu shied?there is no fear of our ca'ohing smoke when in search of ttiri invigorating ambrosia of the bajmy atmosphere. S?ace the ''omnibus smoker" whs ridiculed and evapoiated, a lady pf the name of "M irtlia" has publicly oomplained of being stared at in so offensive a manner, as to l*9 obliged to change her position from one side Cf ferry boat to the opposite one, to rebuke the admiring of him who so unblushingly ojjl^d tier ; ana as i ain one oi * inumiuw? ?umuuu?..j on the move in ths noble and thriving city, ii U my desire the woild, by me, may a-oertnln the thousand inrronvenuenaes to which b?auty iacorttinuilly the undeserved viotiin. Ah, sir! you are quite unaware of the many unpleasant checks to what we of the order of elegance are hourly exposed. Proceeding t'roin the residence of an affluent uncle in Murray streot yes'cday aftern >on. on an errand of charity to n poor s ck widow (you will forgivn me for making this allusion to the unfirtunaie), I was compelled to glance at a very dashing gentleman on the steps of the Astor. Our eyes accidentally me'; it was very provoking; but 1 mn compelled to admit that he had not the complaisance to withdraw his Jrom a penetrating tern inyof mine. I was much confused; a crimson fervor insensibly sjiflused my oheek as 1 pasted him. Will you please to let polite gentlemen, who dress smart, and stand on hdtej steps t?* catch the eye of beauty, know, that It is ths> duty of politeness to drop the eye first when it eneotlnter* that of a lady; and very impolite to compel thtf eye of beauty to succumb to an unsolicited obsorvatioa of it. Koturning from my risit of condolence and l<*re to the poor widow, I made a pause on the curb in Broadway, at Cedar street, for an omnibu>, to the drtver of which I had made the aceustom?*d suu sbade-stty for-me saints; it drew up on ihe crossing ; the drum and fife of a military co npany, and the carriages this way and that flurried nie; a gentleman from the oppos'te side of the way perceivt d the confusion and bustle I was in, and?would you believe it!?he loowed at me all the time I waJ entering, and never so much as offered to hold b:Vk the omnibus door! If he was beatity-st.'Uokt I pardon him; but, will you please to let all Jhe world know it is good breeding to take advantage of these casual rencontres to give the aid which gentlemen inside of an omnibus cannot conveniently perform. There were two ladies and Nur gentlemen on one side of the omnibus, and fotfr gentlemen on the other side. None of the geniJemen on the side on which the ladies were, offered to make a vacancy for me?it was really very distressing. Will you please let gentlemen understand it i? politeness to give a lady a sea t by a lady in public vehicle'. For the present I draw a veil over ray empsirrassments by signing myself Thb $bactt. The Condition of Oar Street*. To A. H. Mickel, Mayor of New York Ttie public voice seems to be pretty unanimous in according to thee great praise for thy unwearied exertions in various modus of maintaining order and in abating nuisances in our mrttropolis. 1, as one of thy constituents, cheerfully concede this, and acknowledge myself thy debtor. Whilst doing this, I beg thy permission, however, to point to some of these nuisanoes, which have escnped thy notice, and to which very respectfully I luk thy attention. I belong to a cla?s of thy fellow citizens who seldom deem it any i>art ol their duty to interest themselves with public matters, prelering to live peaceably and quietly with all men. Nor should I now deviate fratn this long established maxim, were it not that I see daily such open violations of our muuioipal laws? detrimental, and even dangerous, to th? lives of our citizens. South street, from Fulton Marker, to Roo??velt street, is much of the time nearly impassible. I cannot undertake to describe tbes" impediments, except that Pi-ck slip is blocknded in fiont of the Williamt'burgh Ferry with beer cart* and snwids l*?r traiR j, leaving only a small pa.?siga upon e*M>h sidW for carls or carriage!", wh>rh fr?-qnetit this nlao3 Jipon the arrival of the Hartford and New H*v?-n Steamboats. I believ# 1 htve said enough to call hf a'tention to this pcvt of the city, and liope that we fhall very !*pi>'dily have these imped merits rem'>v>*d from the ?jd?? wa'ks, and the blockade of Peck slip raised. 1 rema.n thy sincere friend, John Brown, Senior. Notices Work.. Am*iucaw ?^uc . an? Sumner, pnbli'hers? li one o< the mint inu*re,,'nK ICem* el liternture, thst h?? for some time come to ?"r no''"e- comprlting principally iketchee of aboriginal . **' The author h x blended tact and Anion in most in?* e"ve end or final manner Our glance* through tW P^Re* ol this show tin the tracing* of an experienc d ha.N; *n ' " w mistake not thii i? not the 8r?t time the ?uihoT ill's made s successful ai penl to tue public. SrsnooHifHi Br \ N?w Svireit ? Published sad edf ted hy Michael T. O'Connor it the tiite ef a bean'i'ul little work, which striking out in a new and ?rigiiitl pnth, leads the reader to a knowltge ef *Uort hsutf writing Amkbica* qrastcslv JouaxAL. or Aaa;e0i.T0i? and Hcirxcc?Edited by Dr^ Emmons and Piirae. sn I 0C Gliding Esq ?Huntington and -taeage pnt)l,shera? The drat number of the fourth volume of this u-eful periodical hat been laid on our tebl". Snd we sre satitfied that this work is well suited to fill the place re<i*irel for a leading agricultural an I icientilic journal Itt objects are entirely for the bsneflt of our practical farmert; and everv one of these throughout the Union, could glean truly valuible matter from the perutsl of the number of ihit work. Thelatt number is vary rich ia entertaining and imwovinf information. We wish the editors muoh success in their snterpriilaj objeots. London Lancet.?Burgets Stringer U Co. hsve issusd the August number ol thi? valuable republication It con tun* more man tnirty original papers on practical subjects of importance, betid* the usuil lectures and review*. and abstract* from foreign journal) of medical intereet. Tmc W ii.Tvi.nin or Woman.?Pabliiked by E. 1 Galluiha, NY. A very interesting novel, by the aatheras* of the History of a Flirt Lire Picture*?Win Taylor li Ce. publishers? i? the title of a rery intare>ting work from the pen of T. 3 Arthur, a gentleman already well known to the literary j world. A lady who ha* Ju*t A lished it* perusal pre- J ounces It as one of the best novel* or the age Chbhtian Parlor Maoasini, edited and published by Rev. Messrs .Vlead k ('larke. iirs taken a place in >h* field ot peiiodical literature hitherto almost unoccupied | | ?a* a pleasant companion to the Christina's fireside it is well worthy of patronage. The embellishments of the August number are very beautiful. Foreign Quarterly Rtmw ;?republication of Len1 ard Scott fc Co.?Thi* number is full of valuable rea ing matter. The article on the writings of Chas SeatsfielJ, ' will be found very interesting to the literary world. United States Tariff?Van fc'orden k King, publisliers, will be found a useful little work for our merchants and business men.?and Its being compiled hy | Edwin Williams, is quite a sufficient gyarautee for it* accuracy. Truth Stbanoi* uai ncriui.?4 lat# Engllih paper contain* the pai'icular* of tka imposition! tiled hy a man calling him-elf by different names. T"? lns'snces of villainy are given, from which we condense the following particular* In June. 1834, ju?t a* toe * ( Woodtide boat wa* about to leave the Cheshire slip, a i well dre?*ed lemsle hastily approached and waaa<*i>trd on hoaid by a well dressed man, who afterward* entered into conversation with her. In the ten minutes occupied , in crosiing the river, they had become acqu*ioteii. sol on landing he w ifhed to escort her home. I'tiis *h< *V 1' clined, but he persisted in sccompan) irg her a ptn o( the way "i um," he said "anxious that yon shuuld ,, . think well of me My name is Bainbridge I am the I Captain ot a vessel now Iring at Havie tielongmg to " Messrs. Cropper, Benson It Co., and 1 am here f>>r a I'e* ' days on business of my own. I am a widower, nave two I daughters, both very young, and I would willingly proviile a mother ?o louk after them. It may seem strange , tha. 1 have taken a liking to you?I am stneere-you a e .lust the kind of per*on 1 cot^l wlih to place over my ^ children?not too young for such a charge, not too old ' ( for companionship." The lady smiled, hluihed, and . told him that her name wa* Carson. Certain Bainbridge . expressed him*elf at onoe deeply in love; and so ear- ; nest were hi* entreaties, that she consented to meet bim taw* mirtif in I nnl si roal Rnth ti nrsi nttnet u a I 8liA I took hi* arm. and during their walk the cap am again | alluded to hie daughter*. and being a man 01 bu-une*, "I Oi>i>?d the qupktion" at once She referred ni-n to, her biothfi, no esteemed gentleman whu tiieu filled a i high nice in the custom* The brother w>u ^1-ated ' wi b the rank manner of the rap'ain. hut being a t prudent man, he * ent to Clapper, Benton fc < o. "Did. their know Captain Uambriiige l" " Verj well-he tail- * ed In one of their ehip-, and imd thoir entire confl i?oc? " ' The h'o'her w*i >atiift.-d a fuait foil wed ?the lady in J question became a bride ; gi'e he' hn?b*nd ( ?ne pu'e, [ ' and ?400 10 lake care of, ml ttarted wi*h him on a iour , ney of pleattiie. The hntband'a religion- feeling* inter- , fared with hit dining with hit wife'* .elation*, bit it did . nor interfere with his running off with the plate nndl money The Uily went into an at} lum. an I died a fowf year* nflei ward- of grief. On inquiry it turned out that. the real Captain B ilubridge wat ?t Havre, hut had never' been in Liverpool In 1843. a Yankee looking iier-on-a|e. leprenenting himself at a planter I Ameilca by tlie lume of Moitimer, married In Liverpool a Mr* Love-* .joy, a uilow of aome pro|>erty She ?old her furni*nr?j unJ utaned with him to America. In the ahip Ro?cl??.', Cap a n t obh vi hen nut a tew day*, the lady grew )1"? ?n i die I. Her hutbano would net let any one ?ee h<f. while >he waa tick, hut hlimelf, mid hit lnngu<gu to herl WM *??ere anlhiutal. On arr ving at New V ork. ->t-) Mortimer immediately transferred him-elf to a thip ?bout^ to ?ail lor Liverpool, wifri on ni? arnrai, na w?? cogniM't by lh-> hri''e'? miid of Mr* ? ar?on. a? th* pr*-? t?nl?l (attain Uiinbrtilffl Tht gaotlamm uiitlw'"'" taut fl?il an 1 ih'n aicapa.l piiuiahment Tba be coming pubnc.it w?? dj?i:OT?r? I ibat Mr. Moitlmar o( _ < aptain Hainbridga. wu a uroiindrnl from Armnb.and ^ ma<\e hi* li?iiu< by htwking bracaa about N?w Vork anA othar citiM of th? I 'moo

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