Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 29, 1846, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 29, 1846 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD |? . w I i urmluy, HrplcinlH-i AS. IN4?. AFFAIRS IN MEXICO. Npeclnl Correspondence of the !V. V. Herald. We take this opportunity ?if inlorming our readers, that we have recently completed arrangements, and despatched several special correspondents from this ollice, charged with the duty of communicating exclusively for this paper, e.very matter of interest that may occur within their observation, in tho present campaign with Alexico, which has uuw assumed a shape of some importance. Three of these correspondents are now with the army of invasion, under General Taylor, one is with the expedition destined for California, under General Kearney, and one with the California expedition under Col. Stevenson, making live in all, who have been regulatly detailed for die campaign. We give in another column of this day's Herald, the first letter from the gentleman who has gone with Col. Stevenson's regiment. This system of correspondence is on a lareer scale, and embraces more talent than that belonging to ajiy other paper. The expense attending, we need hardly say, is great, but that is of no eonseauerice. com wired with the interest nrnl value it will be to our patrons. The Herald for Kurope. This valuable publication will be ready at precisely one o'clock to-morrow afternoon. The letter bags of the steuuier Cambria will close in this city at half past four o'clock. This number ofthc Herald for Europe will be unusually mteres ng. It will be illustrated with the map showing the proper geographical position of these United States ; also a very funny caricature of Leopold de Meyer, the lion pianist, tnsrch'ng off to the tune of Marche Maracaine. All the news of the week, from Mexico, Texas, Canada ; the sute ot the cotton crop, the markets, shipping intelligence, dec. Arc., will also be given. Single copies can be obtained in wrappers ready far mailing. The Great Western, This steamer hns not yet made her appearance. .She is a little over her time. Strong westerly winds, however, have 'ately prevailed. Our Halations with Mexico?Peace must be Conquered, Wo have been long enough paltered with by thl* U'rrlph rl nnlirm r?r mthup tiu llinco have the guidance of her affairs in their hands. We have spared her long enough. It is now time to strike. In the consciousness of our power we bore, at the outset of the war, innumerable insults before wo assumed even a defensive attitude. Our soldiers were treacherously murdered, and we still refrained. At length they pitted their army against our's, and attempted to cut off our troops. Then was the first blow struck by our forcos, and it was a heavy one. Since then we, the victorious party, have actually sent lriendly oveitures to the Mexicans, entreating them to listen to reason, and assuring them we had no desire to be their enemies. Instead of receiving our overtures in the spirit in which they wero made, they have rejected them in the usual way, procrastination, and have left us no alternative but to conquer a peace by speedy, quick and active operations. Our forces must now be concentrated on the capital of Mexico ; and the military despots who are feeding like foul birds on the very heart of the Mexican nation,must he taught that though the United wuues uear a sisterly regard for the repubf c of Mexico, that regard will not shield them from the consequences of their unhallowed selfishness. The Mexican people, apart from those under the immediate influence oftlie priests, are friendly to us, arid we reciprocate that feeling. We do not war With them, but with those who counsel theai to their destruction. Had Mexico afforded trie same pretext for conquest to the British government, that she has to us, she would have long since been bound hand and foot, and converted int* an English province. But our object is not the destiuction of Mexico. We prosecute the war for the purpose of com pelting peace. We rejoice to learn thnt our government is making the most active exertions for the vigorous prosecution of the war. General Gaines has received orders 10 despatch immediately the troops of this division to the seat of war. General Kear ney's expedition is swooping down on the departments of New Mexico. In that quarter there will be very little, if any resistance. General Taylor has probably met Ampudia's force before this. If so, another battle has been fought, and Saltillo is, in nil probability, already garrisoned by our soldiery. An uninterrupted line of communication is thus opened between the seat of our government, Washington, and Saltillo, the key to the interior of Mexico. We leKR that preparations are also being made to tnfc* Tampion, and to penetrate by the road leading from that city to the capital. The fortress of San J?an will be bombarded ; our soldiers will, at any rate, be poured into Vera Cruz, Jalapa, Perote, Pueblo, and the other smaller cities on the road to the city of Mexico. At the same time the Commodore in the Pacific, one of the three S's, will not be inactive. The ports on the Pacific will all fall into 'he hands of the squadron, under his command, and thus at five points at once will Mexico be invaded. The whole of the immense force, divided for the purpose of making an attack at all these points, will be gradually concentrated on the city oI Mexico; and ihus will there be a ring drawn round the country gradually, narrowing its limits, until its pressure be so great as to force the Mexicans to rue lor peace. There must now be no procrastina'ion, no cessation of hostilities, until Mexico pledge herself to peace. The question is asked,how can we be sure that Mexico will keep the peace for any lengtu of timel We are not prepared to say at present what guarantee we would bo willing to accept. We should have as indemnification for the losses we have sustained, both in blood and treasure, all the territory north of the 80th degree of north latitude, from i*s intersection with the Ria Grande to the Gulf of California. We should have, likewise, her bond to keep the peace, such bond to be secured by a mortgage on the richest portion of her territory. Mexico might, to be sure, be able to give tome of the European powers as her security, but we are averse to the intervention of any European power in '-he affairs of this continent, even should such intervention result to our benefit. The word with our goveremont in this war must now be rn avaitt, Nxw? from Yucatan.?By the Mexican brig Ellen, Capt. Jefferson, we have received files of the Stgfo buz y A'uert, containing intelligence to the 29th August inclusive. On the 29th the government declared in favor cfBanta Anna, and issued the necessary bonabastimcntos declaring their return of allegiance to the Mexican government. T' - i. ' news may bring accounts of another disunion; for the 'atanesc, like all Mexicans, "sent to posse pe r love of temporary in,/or^ence. We ft '-Vr news of importance. monumtnt to dsreatid wo?th -K splendid nionu ment. to bo erected to the memory of Thome* K roe born, the pilot who lost liie life in the ship John Minturn, on onr cosst last winter, is now completed, and can he seen st the ysrd of Mr. KUmelly, on the corner of Broadway and Truth s'rest. It will lemaiu there lor two week*. * 4 then be taken to (Jreeowood Cemetery \,.xv York Stat* l>'i>t.- It? Ritent and Moile of Piyment. The Convention assembled for the purpose of altering and improving the constitution ol tins State, have (or sometime past been engaged in devising ways and means for the ultimate liquidation of the immense debt. It appears by a recent report from the comp- i troller, made in pursuance of a resolution of the j Convention, that the entire amount of State stock outstanding on the 1st of September, 1846, was $24,741,987 (17, issued for and outstanding for the 1 (ollowitig items: ! Canal Stock $17,143,438 13 Kailroad anil Canal Stock 6,238,700 on Comptroller's llondi, Temporary Loons... 1,607,002 60 23,879,140 72 i Indian Annuities, for which no stock is iskuad $123,601 87 | Dues of specific funds 740,161 78 963,846 65 $24,741,06? 37 The canal stock was issued for the construct ion, repairs, &c., ol the several canals. The amount i given in the above table embraces $198,622 56 oj | stock, for the payment of which money has been , deposited :n the Manhattan Bank, of which the . holders of the stock have been notified, the interest on which has ceased. Until this stock is surrendered, reimbursed and cancelled, it stands on the books of the Canal Department, and is considered outstanding canal stock. The railroad and canal stock was issued on ac' count of sundry rai roads, and the Delaware and Hudson Canal; a large part of this stock was issued for the construction of the Erie Railroad, for which the State will not receive the first fraction, its lien upon the road having been cancelled, in consideration of its being completed within a cer. tain period by a new company. The Convention, after considerable debate upon the various plans proposed for the payment ol the State Debt, adopted the following, which will, if I carried out. acconinlish the imnoitant in ! view. I t, 1 After paying the expeniei of collection, stiperinI tendance ami ordinary repair*, there Khali be appropria ted aiul set apart out of the revenues of the State canals, i in each year, commencing on the first dav of June, 1846. ; the sum of one million and three hundred thousand dol lars until the first day of June. 1855. and from that time the sum of one million and seven hundred thousand dol lars in each year, as a sinking fund to pay the interest and redeem the principal of that part of the State debt . called the canal debt, as it existed at the time first aforr. said, and including three hundrod thousand dollars then to tie borrowed, until the same shall he wholly jiaid ; and the principal and income of the said sinking fund shall be sacredly applied to that purpose tj -i After complying with the provisions of the first section of this article, there shall be appropriated and set apart out of the surplus revenues of the State canals, in j each year, couimenoing on the first day of June, 1846. the sum of three hundred and fifty thousand dollars, until the | ume wheu a sufficient rum shall have been appropriated ! and set apart, under the said first section, to psy the inte; rest and extinguish the entire principal of the canal debt. J and alter that period, then the sum of one million and five hundred thousand dollars in each year as a sinking fund, ! to pay the interest and redeem the principal of that part j I of the State debt called the General Kund debt?including I I the debt for loans of the State credit to railroad companies j which have failed to pay the interest thereon, and also t the contingent debt on State stocks loaned to incorporated | companies which have hitherto paid the interest thereon, whenever snd as far as any part thereof may become a | charge on tho Treasury or General Kund?until the same . shall be wholly paid i and the principal and income of the | aid last mentioned sinking fund shall be sacredly applied to the purpose aforesaid ; and if the payment oi any part of the said sinking fund shall at any time be deferred, by ; reason of the priority recognised in the first section of | j this article, the sum so deferied, with quarterly interest I thereon, at the then current rate, shall be paid to the last j mentioned sinking fund, as soon as it can be done consis- i tontly with the just rights of the creditors holding the : said canal debt. I '3 After t>a\ inr the said exnensas of the ranala and I ithe mmt appropriated by the firet arid second sections of j this article, there shall be paid out of the surplus revenues of the canals, to the treasury of the State, on or he fore the thirtieth day of September in each year, lor the | ii.e and benefit of the general fund, such sums, not exceeding $'200,000, as may be required to defray the neI cessary expenses of the State; and the remainder of the revenues of the said canals shall, in each fiscal year, be applied to the completion of the Erie canal enlargement, ' the Genesee Valley and Black river canals, until the said caiiala shall be completed. ' (ji The claims of the State against any incorporated ; company to pay the interest and redeem the principal of the stock of the State loaned or advanced to such compa i ny, shall be fairly enforced, and not released or compromised; and the moneys arising from such claims shall be set apart and applied as part of the sinking fund providod in the second section of this article; but tne time limited i for the fulfilment of any condition of any release or com; promise heretofore made or provided for, may be extend ed by law. i <$J. If the sinking funds, or either of them provided in this article, shall prove insufficient to enable the State, on the credit of such fund, to procure the means to satisfy i the claims of the creditors or the State as they become payable, the Legislature shall, by equitable taxes, so increase the revenues of said funds a* to make them, re- i sportively, sufficient perfectly to preserve the public j faith Every contribution or advance to the canals, or | their debt, from any source, other than their direct re venues, shall, with quarterly interest, at the rates then current, be repaid into the treasury, for the use of the State, out of the canal revenues, as soon as it can be 1 done, consistently with the just rights of the creditors holding the said canal debt. ^ The Legislature shall not sell, leaso, or otherwise dispose of any of the canals of the State; but they shall remain the property of the State and under ita management forever ()7. The Legislature shall nover tell or dispose of the salt springs belonging to this State. The lands contigu- I ous theieto and which maybe neceseary and conveni- { ent for the use of the aalt springs may ba sold by author- ; icy of law and under the direeUAn of the commissioners of the land office, for the purpose of investing the moneys arising therefrom in otlior lands alike convenient, but by , such sale and porchaae the aggregate quantity of these j lands shall not oe diminished. This ia the first feasible attempt made to pay ofT J , the enormous debt of our State, and it should be 1 the prayer of all that it may prove successful. I For several years past otir public indebtedness I has been steadily increasing, a new loan for several hundred thousand dollars having been made within the past three months ; and had not measures been taken to not only arrest, but to reduce tVlA do!,! n f,, 117 ifoaM mnpa ????!'! I-"--- ? - - - 7- ? ' ...? ??w.) ? aww jwwio MIWIW wuuiu UttVO 9U1I1UCU i to have "produced embarrassments in our finan- 1 ces of a very alarming nature. If the convention ' do nothing more than to place the public debt in j the process of liquidation, it will have done some service. Movements of the Natives.?We understand the Natives are making active exertions lor the I fall campaign. They were to have nominated their candidate j for governor last evening. They depend upon I the success of their candidate, from the fact that John Young is obnoxious to a large portion of the ' Whig party, and a popular Native candidate would consequently receive a large number of the Whig votes. Charles O'Conor, the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 6di District, will be opposed by W. W. Campbell. The Natives expect that Col. Monroe, the Whig candidare in the I 6th, will resign in favor of Mr. Campbell. W. S. I Miller is the nominee of the Natives in the 3d 1 District. Joseph W. Hufty is named for County Clerk; and W. W. Lyon, of the IS'.h Ward, lor j Sheriff We learn thnt David E. Wheeler, ol the j 9th Ward, late a member of Assembly, has received the nomination for Congress in the 6th 1 District?Messrs. Ely and Woodruff being both set aside. The Native County Convention for Duchess, meets at Washington Hollow on Wednesday next, ! to nominate county olticers and delegates to the 2d District Senatorial Convention, which is to assemble at Newburgk. The Ulster County Con- j vention to nominate officers, will meet on Saturday, October 3d. The Natives count upon from 17,000 to 20,000 i votes; and if they work their cards well they may win die disaffected portion of the Whigs over, and thus stand a chance of success. But the Natives ! are great at counting. The Latk Commodokk DsovrrR._We understand that the remains of the late and much lamented Commodore Deca'ur are to be removed from their present place ol interment in Washington City, in thecourse.of next month; and that arrangements have already been privately completed whereby they are to arrive at Frenchtown on the 17th, and reach Philadelphia on the 19th October proximo, the anniversary of the day on which ho caputred the British frigate Maccdo- j nian, when there will be such a parade as hns been seldom before witnesse f No doubt a general turn-out of the citizens will take place to j accompany the remains of the gallant comi lodore to their flrial resting place, the burying ground attached to the venerable church of St. l'eter's in tins city. Personal Intelligence. Iloo John Hemphill, t hief Justice of Tax**, arrivod at . Charleston on Friday last. ( Political Ii?t?*i>lKccc. Whki Nomination*?The whig* of this city, at a laic hour laat ovuning, decided upon the following names a* candidates for AsSKMM.v. I rfurd Ward. 4th?Richard S William* Ititli? Robert O. Campbell [ These gentlemen were nominated by general rote, af- | ter which a committee, composed of one from each watd, nominated the following :? Ward*. Ward*. 3d?J ante a Kelley. !?th?Wm B Meach. 3d ?Joseph Abbott. 10th?Richard Scott. 4lh?O 11. Ball 13th?Thomas Carnley. j 6lh-Robert Jones. 1."Hli?William Tyson. ;th?James B. Urismmade. 14th?E. O Baldwin. 6th?James U MoiTatt loth?Cornelius Smith. 8th? Ale* Wilkin*. 18th?James Harvey. Samuel B. Warner is the probable candidate for Coroner, and J. R. Taylor forCoun*y Clerk. Native Nominations.?The natives of this city nominated n candidate for Governor last evening, but the name has not transpired, ow ing to their unwillingness to have the nomination published till it it accepted. Harris Wilton, of the 3d Ward, was nominated as Senator. Wisconsin.?The democrats have carried the Territory by a decided majority, in the election of delegates to the convention, which is to assemble for the formation of a State Constitution The whig* of the 7th District, (Dutchess and Putman) have nominated Hon. Cornelius Warren at their caudi '.a'e for Congress. Hon. Joseph 11. Edsall was nominated at Hackettstown, on Wednesday, for re election to Congress, by the locoiof'O convention ol the thirJ district, comprising Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon counties Theatricals. Park Theatre.?Shekspeare's.trigedy of "Romeo and Julist," and the farce of the "Irish Tutor" were per formed here last evening. Mrs. Mowstt acted the character of Juliet, and Mr Davenport Romeo. Of Mrs. Mowatt's acting, we consider it unnecessary to say more than that it was equal to her best efforts on any former occasion, and seemed to be well sppreciated by the audience She receired a heartv welcome on her return to , the Park boards, and was called out at the fall of the cur . tain. Mr Davenport's Romeo was a capital piece of act- 1 ing although we thought it was not sufficiently impassioned. His conception of the character it good, hut we , hope to see him carry it out belter another time. Mr Dyott's Morcutio was performed in that chaste and finished sty le characteristic of this talented actor. Mr. , Leonard, an Irish comedian of great repu ation in London, Dublin, lie , afterwards played Teddy O'Rourke in the "Irish Tutor" This gentleman came among u> almost unheralded, but his leeepiion was like that of an old ftieud. Hi* personation of this peculiarly comic j character, was admirable, and one of the most perfect things ,( the kind we have seen in a longtime He is | , gif'ed with an exceedingly lich brogue, and a phytiqui I admirably adapted lor li isii comic characters, his sceue in the Irish School drew down thunder* of applause The scene between hiui and l>is rival, Doctor flail which by the-bye was capitally done by Povery, was inimitable J he'hill this evening is "Kazio" and the ' lrith Attorney.'* In the first Mrs Mowatt will play Biauca. and Mr Dav-npurt Giieldi Kazio. and in the other Mr Leonard will play Pierce O'Haia. Bowkrv Thkatre ?Vlrs Shaw last night appeared at this theatre at the Countess in " Love ;" it ia seldom we have to record a triumph so complete ; in the third act, where she orders her attendants to bring back Huon. the effect produced on the audience was electric ; it wa? 'he 1 voice of nature, and its force was felt by every au i ' Nature has lavishly bestowed upon this laJy t equi- | aite for a tragic actress, lace, figure, voice? <- of I the latter strikinr uuon the ear with all the >f I I a flu'.e; and when depicting empasiioned * energy is terrific Id the fifth act, with the in every scene throughout the play where whi admirably acted by Claike.) wan cui. whole soul of the actress was poured into representation of the various passions which . haughty high-born noble in the struggle 'twixt hoi and pride ; hut when the serf enfranchised stands betore her, the reported accepted lover of her Empress, her heart broken appeal and self accusation, was the perfec- j tioD of acting. At the fall ot the curtain she was loudly called for, and appeared to receive the well-earned honor j of loud approbation from one of the fullest houses ever j assembled in the Bowery theatre. We must not forget ' to mention the Catharine of Mrs. Booth. In parts which re- 1 quire the dare-devil assumption of male attire, this lady bus lew equals, and is a valuable member of tM Bowery company. Mr. Booth too ns the old Count is worthy of commendation; also, Mr. Milner. who play c> liiric wilh good taste and judgment. To-night Mrs. Shaw appears in " Ion.'' Greenwich Theatre.?Notwithstanding the number of evening attractions at present in our city, Mr. Freer, the manager of this theatre, seems determined to be even i with all in the rapid succession with which he produces novelty after novelty at this theatre. This evening three sterling dramas will be poriormed for the benefit of Miss Mary Dnlf. The performances will commenoo with, the affecting play of the " Wife," in which Mr. Froor end the beneficiary sustain the principal parts, assisted by the whole strength of the company. Master John Diamond | will give his wondetful locomotive lecture ; to be followed by the larcetta of " A day in Paris," in which Miss Mary Dull' will sustain five different character*. The whole to conclude with the nautical drama of " Black Eyed Susan." This is an exceedingly strong bill, and should nut money in the purse of a promising young actress. To-morrow evening Mr. G. Lee takes a benefit Bowery Amfhitiibatrs: ? In the first grand contest between the rival vsulters, Dale and McFarland, last ovening, McFarland was the victor. The contest will be rcneweJ this evening. The amphitheatre was crowded from pit to ceiling. A great portion of the audienco were ladiea?perhaps a greater number than were ever in the 1 building at one time before. M?. Alexander.?On account of the indisposition of this gentlemen, his first appearance is postponed from Monday night next to the Thursday following. When i he does exhibit his wondertul legerdemanic skill, we 1 predict that he will create a new feature in the art of magic. Mr. Coi.eiivb.?This sterling Irish comedian has just I returned from a highly successful engagement in Phila delphia and Baltimore, where he had overflowing houses, and most enthusiastic audience*. We rejoice to find that I the merits of this highly accomplished and finished actor j are being duly appreciated in this country, as they were j in every put of England and Ireland where he has ap- ' pearad. Mr. Collins ia one of the most discriminating 1 actors that bat ever appeared on the American boards. He has all tha fun, wit, humor, and drollery that distinguish the genuine devil-may-care Irishman. He posses- ! ?s an excellent voice, an eye mat nas a mna 01 aevntry i in it, and a {aunty gait, peculiarly Irish In his itnperso- I nations there is notning o( the stereotyped bioad coarse caricature which some actors are fond ol bringing on the 1 stage, satisfied if they please the pit, and seemingly itnpressed with the idea that the representation of Irish character is comprised in an incessant repetition of " by tbe 1 powers," a shrug of tbe shoulders, a wink ot the eve, aud i a brogue that is as much Hindoo as it is Irish. There is ' nothing unnatural or forced about Mr. Collins His jokes and his songs are given with a genuine hearty ! Irish humor, which is as rare as it is refreshing. He proceeds to Buffalo in a few days, to fulfil an engagement in that city. He will play a short engagement in this city about tbe latter end ol October, and will go ftom here to Boston, where he will appear at Mr. Hackett's new theatre. He will commence hie Southern tour about the latter end of November. Mr. Maywood, the celebrated comedian, has arrived in thie city, after e successful Northern tour We are not aware of his future movement!, but hope to eee him , engaged in some of our theatres. We notice that M'lle Pauline Desja'dins, from the i Acedemie Koyele, Paris, nod who attiacted so mnch ad- ! miration while on tbe theatrical boards of this ciiy, has I opened classes for instructiou in all the faehionabie waltzes and dances of the day. movements >fTravellers. The following, without any nbtiilgement. is the full amu'iui ul jbm?tiii?> mrivuii mi ill* (mmitipi iiuivih ;? , AMimcii ?11 Wright, U S. Navy ; 8 Lin'on, Misais sippi: T Kilkin. ' harieaton; II. A Wright, New Yoik. M. StoiUWit, Boston, J Bridget, Mobile. Capt Gaultenier Pari*; J Mouell. Mobile; E. Campbell, VVaahing ton; J. Pringle, U 3 .Navy; l> Cooper. Ptiiladeli'hia; H Wood, Macon; Rev Mr I.unci North Carolina, (ii-oige Taber. New Bedford; U. Withcrspoon, Mobile; J. a Henshaw. W. Saundtrson. U a A Atroa ?R. ( larke, < harleiton, W Littleton. Oawego; ] D. McTariah, Montreal; Dr Moon, G Keei.-. Kentucky ; i W Multord, l)r Holbrook, ' hailetton; W Galling, it Gulling. North ( amliiia, W Mattock, Waehington; J Coleman, Rochester; W Oloin, New Orleans; ,\i Doili, Boeton; C. Merrill, l'roy; R Rupee, J Jarkmm Albany; E. Wright, England; J. Inge, Rye; W. Cowlei, Macon; | J. EUie, Cincinnati. Pitt.?J. Candlieh, Richmond; W Jordan, Alabama; | J. Hasbronck, Roundout; C. Warley, South Carolina; Judge Tower, Cetskill; W Molladge, New York; K Stemsbell, U. 8. Navy; J Stone, Philadelphia; M. Aue- ] ten, Richmond; O. Burne, New York; C. Conrad, S Ad- . ama. Philadelphia; 8 Irvin, Pennsylvania KatisUMic?W. B. Leonard, Mnttewan, J. Elliott, Washington; W. Seymour, Savannah; Dr. Cooke, New York, A. Sherman, Newburgh; A. fundi, New York; I W. Stephens, Albany; D. Spencer, Philadelphia; J. Hem- 1 ming, Oswego. How*bd?II. Hopkins, Baltimore; \ Shepuartl, W. Turner. W. Pnrrott, Virginia, S. Buckley H rrloc; R. Stoutenbergh, Illinois; J. liaelnud. Lauaiugburfh; A. i Van Slyrk, Rochester; It. Lay, OLio, 0. Smith, b Bel- , ton, W. Littledeld, Rochester ; Jmsoo's.?A. Harashy, Wisconsin Territory; 11 Smith, Galveston; C Gallbert, Monroe Co ; P. Sanford, Philadelphia; Joseph Lamed, Utica United Mates l>l*t rtet Court. Before Judge Belt*. Snllf proifqui.?A nolle prosequi was entered jester day in the cause of the United Stales vs Albert ( ook, indicted lor cruel and unusual punishment, on motion ol the U H District attorney, who said that upon looking over the testimony he found it conflict so much, lie did not feel it his duty to take up the lime of the Court in trying the cause. The United states v? one case of gooJs marked R. and No -jp, consoling of cashmere shawls, and Chs. Pages h Blein claimants . This w as in information by the District attorney against the above goods. They were imported in 1945 from the t manufacturers at Lyon's, ami tiezed by the Collector, on the ground of being fraudulently underrated to erede the payment of duty. Adjourned to this morning, for the U- 8., th? District i . attorney; for the ctaimaata, Dudley Yield, Jr. . \ \ MmIWI. Camillo Sivosi?Thoso of us who hfvs m?? kid tbe pood fort ia# to hear I'ugunioi, will no% have an op' portcuity of hea*iug the only ?ucc#??or tohia atyl#, pl#y tome of Faganiai's owr. composition* on W* own instrument Such an excitement as at presoat^exists in tho musical circles of this city, has never boon witnessed in this country before. The great and alaost unprece dented fame this artist has acquired in tbo^ost fashionable and musical cities of Europe, has-prepared the minds of the people of this country for each a musical treat at they have never before eDjoyed. The enthusiasm his playing has called lorth, in eretT city where he has appeared, was boundless, and critiewn itself was won from its accustomed frigidity, and tabs obliged to join heartily in the universal applause- Sfeori is now a little over twenty-nine years of age, and he* been practising since he was three years old. He hi* been under the tuition of faganini, Costa, Dellepiaao^ and other artists of the greatest celebrity; and hie musical genius developed at tne early age of three yeara, has since, by constant practice under the greatest living masters, acquired strength, grace, and masterly power, such as has never been attained by any artist, except by Pegaaini himself. ma. Lover's First "Irish Evbxiho.*? On the occa< sion of Mr. Lover's first appearance, the Stuyvesant Institute was crowed last tvening to ita almost capacity with the beauty and fashion of our oily, and numbers ware unabla to obtain admission. At 8 o'clock Mr. Lover made his bow to the audience, and woe received in a most cordial and flattering manner. K would be impossible to describe the nature ot the entertainment so as to do it justice. We wilt content otuselves with saying that it was a flow of polished witticisms, puns, songs, jokes, and recitations, combined urith touches of deep pathos, delivered in such a felicitous style that the audience were at ono moment coaiplotely beside themselves with merriment, and a, a no the i almost melted ioto tenrs. Al! the songs were ot hisnwn composition, and. indeed, all new in this country, except two or three. The "Widow Machree," the " Low-Backed Car," " Rory 0'Moore,"and others, created apoMfcct storm of laughter and applause The gsir. of the evoaing was the recitation of a poem descriptive of an indBent in the so-called rebellion ot 1798. Wa will not atteuqit to describe it, for it must be beard to be appreciated. It is in a vein of true, hearty, genuine Irish feeling, that proves the author to he a whole-touted Irishman It thrilled the audience io such a way that^jre applause at th* end was continued for several Minutes. The story of the Uridiron was a rich treat, lighted up by the illimitable diollerv which marked ite recital There was, in the course of the entertainment, one remark which we thought ill-judged, but we believe it eras made rather in s stunt of tun than with " malice aforethought " We allude to the cause assigned by Mr. Lever for the martial spirit that prevails among the Ilish people He attributed it to the fact that from Uie unsettled state of Ireland, wars being so frequent, the soldiert'la.f the successful parts generally received the rich confiscated estates in re ward for their services,and thus the cupidity of tbe people led them to sigh after the profession ot arms, by which these eood thine* were obtained We would be sorrs to believe that this is Mr. Lofto's real opinion, for thi?would be charfing hii countrymen with what even theii enemies have never accused tfcem withal, namely, a petty avaricioua apirit. We inclfrie to the belief that the remark waa meant more in fun than in earneit, more eipecially ai the remaiuing portion of the entertainment breathed a apirit ot nationality and pat . itism worthy 'he name of Samuel Lover. On the ?h e, Mr .L^ver bat achieved b mph of no or<ii, ,ry magnitude 'J'hu eli't of the city turned out en main to welcome him 10 our ahoi idhiaaftei (tut a< n i crowded a. that of last evening. Mi .\' The gWn which was cast over the musi j! world, by the destruction of Niblo's delight ful establishment, will be in a great measuro dispelled by the announcement, to bo found in another column, of the opening ot the Alhamra, under the able direction of that well known profeaaor of music, Oeorge Loder, and his friend ' orhyn, whose industry, ability, and tact, ssh caterer for public amasement, are too widely known and well e-tablished, to need our eulogy. The Alhamra is well known at one of the most elegant and pleasant places of resort in the city. It is eligibly situated, splendidly fitted hp, and undeniably respectable ; and with such musical attractions as may be anticipated with Oeorge Loder a* director, can a doubt exist aa to its be com :iig tbe very centre of attraction to our moat reipec table families and citizens, as well as to strangers visiting this city? We think not This splentlid temple of amusement opens on Thursday evening, with a grand vocal and instrumental concert. The advertisement will explain the full particulars, and to that we refer our readers, merely expressing an opinien wo >el confident they will ccineioe in with us?namely, that this enterprise is destined to an unexampled success, and that henceforth the liend-quarters of beauty, intellect, mirth and music, will bg at the Alhamra. AiroTHca Stab.-Another new musical star has suddenly arisen on our horizon. Madame Ablamowise, an F.nglish lady, marrieJ to a forriguer, is said by the best of our critics, who hnve heard her in private, to be a very great musical wonder. As a vocalist she is said to be superior to any who have yet been amoDg us, and as pianist and general musician, equal to our best professors. We expect to hear her in a few days, when we shall aay more about her. M i Truei r tav ?th? Mnntrafil H?rnlA nf ofifh in at ay* :?This pleasing it ml accomplished artist will, we unders'and, return to Kurope ill the Great Western? which leases New York on the 8th proximo?having completed a most successful and extensive tour through the Tuited States and Canada In hoth countries, success would seem to have attended him wherever he went? from Boston to New Orleans, fiom St. Louis to Quebec ?and he now returns, with increased fame and fortune, to redeem bis pledge to his first patrons and admirers, in " the old country," of appearing before tliern during the ensuing season. K.leven years hare now passed since we first heard Templeton? who. then, with the enchanting Malibran, was nightly electrifying crowded audiences at Drury Lane and Covent Garden?and we cannot discover that time has, in any respect, affected the richness and power of bis voice, the grand swell oi his open chest notes, or the ripened sweetness of his mezzo wee Mr. Templeton carries with him to Europe, the thanks and good wishes of thousands of admirers on this continent, who, we would remind him, look forward with pleasure, to his promised return in 1848. Police Intelligence, SsrT. 28.? ,1rre\t of an old Pickpocket.?Officers Nel son and Cowenof the 1st ward, arrested yesterday about 1 o'clock, Joseph Outhwaite alias Atderson alias Jump ing Jo, an old pickpocket, who was detected in the act of picking the pocket of Mr. B. Crowther, In the auction store of Austin 8c Spicer, No. 34 William (treat, of a purse containing $4. It appear* that Mr. Bates one of the salesmen in the above store, observed this chap sneaking around and fingering the coat tails of several gentlemen in the store, and kept his eye on him until he ?? him make the attempt on Mr. Crowther, when he was arrestad and conducted before the Chief of Police, where he was identified as being an old offender ; he having been convicted in September, 1844, of grand larceny, for picking the pocket of a gentleman in Pearl street. However, judgment was suspended at the time, in consequence of the case being carried up to the Supreme Court; in the mean time, he procured straw bail, and was *et at Urge to operate on pockeUto obtain funds to pay counsel. In January last, tbe Supreme court, confirmed the judgment, and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest; he has evaded the vigilance of the police until yesterday he was caught at his old tricks. This fellow is a brotherin-law ot Bill Hoppy, who is now in the state prison, for robbing the jewelry store of Mr. Rockwell, some three years since. Justice Osborn. committed Jo on the old conviction, to await his sentence at the opening of the court next month. ? . , 1i r,T.i,,in n,,?l, -c ik, iI police, arretted, vetlcrday, Isidore Jotepb. one of the firm of Joseph k Berry, keeper* of a gambling houte at No. 6 Park Place, on a charge preferred against him by a Mr. Kbenezer B. Sherwood, charging him with winning at the interesting game of faro, the sum of $800, in the space of seven days, commencing on the 11th inst. and terminating en the 18th. Justice Drinker held the accused to bailln the sum of $1 000, to appear at Court Robkery of a IVotek ? Some sneek ng rascal yesterday managed to steal from the dwelling house of Mr. J. B. Good, in 3d avenue near 3ftth street, a gold patent lever watch and gold chain and key, Tobias maker, No. 11.860, valued at over $100?No arrest. Renewing en Old Tritk ?A slippery looking customer, who gave his name as George Wileon, alias Captain Wilton, wet arret'ed last evening by officer Hepping, ot the Sd ward, on a charge of obtaing $A irom Mr. James H. Braine. commission merchant, No. 86 Pine street. It appears this fellow applied on Saturday, to Mr Braine, representing himself to be Cap'?in Wilion, of the sloop Lady of the Lake, just up from quarantine, laying off the Battery, with a cargo of Pictou coal, 130 tons, wnich he wished to tie consigned to Mr Braine : and before lea v. ing the office he begged .he loan of five dollars of Mr. Biaine, at he then stated, to give a little change to some ef i is hands, it being Saturday night, and probably they would like a little for Sun lay. The rascal told sucn a plausible story that Mr B actually believed he was a teal captain and therefore loaned him the $6 lie has iince, however, ascertained h.t mistake, and that Captain Wilton is nothing more than a complete humbug ; consequently he procured hit arrest Justice Osborne locked him up for examination -fiissiiii>i en Officer.A. black fellow called John R Lewis, a drunken vagrant, was arretted on Sunday afternoon, by officer Allen of the ftth Ward, for being drunk and dtaordarly in Anthony atreet, and on Monday morn ing he waa ordered to come out of the cell to go to the police oflice, but instead of which he aasaulted the above officer by throwing a buokat, the edge of which struck him on the shin, inflicting a severe wound, of such a ne ture thit in sll probability he will be unable to attend on his ]mat for several days. Justice Ushorn# sent the rascal to the Penitentiary for 6 months, to dig out stone as s punishment. Varieties. A great fire occurred at Cleveland, Ohio, on the 33d inst. The C'inal? olleetor's office end the range ol stores and: hops along Union street to the Merchants' Hotel, were burned about 7 o'clock on tn? evening of the -13d. The roof and upper stori- of the Merchants' Hotel were also consumed, and much damage was sustained from re. moving furniture, he. Books end papers of the GoUector's ciiice saved. Kutire loss of property must be tavern! thouMnd dollars- mostly insured. 1 lie Cherokee Jidcncnie of Sept 10th says that Harper, the murderer of Mr. Meiedith, from Baltimore, was cap. tured a second time by the U. S Agent for the Seminoles on Little River, Aikansas A fire hrokt out in Philadelphia on Saturday morning d*v. o) ing the distillery attached to the liquor store o! John Gibson, 31 besnut street : tuliy insured. There were tbe usual quantity of fights attendant upon the con flag ration. Two hundred and fifty tons of rails were manufactured last wee!; st i oopnr's Mammoth Rolling Mill, Houth Trenton. They aie ii tended foi the Ilousatonie Rail. road. " llellglostH Intelligence. The Kentucky Conference of the M. K Church, South, met at I. ovington, on the 30th instant, at 9 o'clock. The venerable Bishop Soule presided over the deliberations Rev. T. N. Ralston was appointed secretary, and Rev. W M Grubhs assistant secretary. Bishop Andrews, detained at Louisville by indisposition, and PTeaidonl Hascora, were expected to arrive, end assist in the exercise* ? " Sporting Intelligence. Taovvixo at the Union Cocast, L I.?L?dv Burrota the Wixheb.?This wai for a puree of $?00, $30 to 'ho second beet, mile heut?, best three in five, in harneir, for trotting hone*, for which were entered the following D. Bryant entered g. m. Lady Suflolk P.Hunt " b. g. Moecow O. Spicer " b g Aniericc* W. Wheelan " br. g Duchess The abore named animal*, with the exception of Duchess, were on the couree at the time appointed. On enquiry being made why Duche** wa* not there to contend for the puree, we were Informed that she had been j sold to a gentleman, who had taken her away from this ! neighborhood, and, of course, could not be forthcoming Borne murmurs of disapprobation were uttered by individuals who had money taxed on her, she being looked to as a high card by those who had taken the field against Lady Suffolk, which was the principal state of the betting ; in iact, with the exception of a few bets be. tween Moscow aud Americusa* to which would take the second puree, there were none other offered or asked. To say anything here of the day, or weather, would be superfluous, for everybody is aware that no better could be desired. The roads leading to the course, irom the different ferries, and from all parts of Long Island, were lined with vehicles of every description, from the magnificent private barouche and pair to the more homely and unostentatious vehicle used by a much needed though not very stylish portion of our fellow citizens ? The railroad cars, too, were densely crowded by another class of the admirers of sporting?those who neithor keep a fast horse nor drive a vegetable cart, but preferred this more quiet and easy mode of conveyance. Before the hour for the cars to start had arrived, every seat was filled in the seven large cars provided by the railroad company, and hundreds were unable to obtain places. How' ever, as the time was drawing near, the crowd were compelled to take places in five or six care used to carry lumber, dirt, or anything else, eave human beings, or he left behind. Planks were placed across these care for seats ; and an extra engine being put at the head of them, with a snort and a whiz, they sUrted for the track. Wo estimated the number in the railroad cars at from MOO to laOo? the tetal number at the course may be set down at about -.2000, including all aorta. On arriving on the ground, as soon as the immense body of men nad shaken the duat from their garments, and refreshed their inner mas with a little of the liquid fluid, the betting became brisk Lady Suffolk was offered at even against the field, and sums, in almost every amount, were invested. The horses, Moscow and Americus, now moved gently down the track in front of the crowd, and, as far as we could judge we never saw two animals look finer- Not so, however, with Lady Suffolk. Her condition was evidently too high ; probably owing to the limited time allowed tor training, the match having been made at short notice. A few days more exercise would have drawn her much finer, and improved her ippearance materially. However, she performed much better than was anticipated, and the result will fully verify tbat the " grey mare is the better horse." There was a rumor duriug the morning that some individuals intended visiting the couase for *'ne avowed pur|>o0e of prohibiting the mare from going with the others, owing to some hostile feelings to tier owner, and we saw i) mptoms ofa disposition to carry out tho threat manifested by some persons on the track. This feeling, however, was soon dispelled, by the admonition of others possessing more prudence aud discretion ; tor, we believe, hud such mischievous conduct been attempted, tkeru would nave I icon broken heads and damaged front)* pieces in abundance. This afl'dir being softened dowa, and good feeling seeming once more to have the ascendency, a Tew individuals managed to get up a row on the field stand, who battered each other's faces to theii heart's content. During this contention, members availed themselves ol'the chauce of a better location, and jumping on the track, quickly mingled with the crowd on the club stand, greatly to the annoyance of the peaceably disposed occupants thereof. The judges now made a call for the horses to prepare, and in a lew momenta they were all in readinesa ; and after the usual preliminary arrangements, took their places for the trot. Moscow being allotted the inside, Americus in the centre, and Lady Suffolk on the outside. Fimt Hcat ?The horses came well up to the stand, but the j' dges did not give the word, on account of a deviation in the piocas ot the animals. The driver of Moscow waf under the impression that a horse having the pole, had the choice of position ; but on the rules ol trotting being referred to, it was decided he was in error, and that he must take the place assigned him. Tho inside of the track was supposed to be the heaviest part of it, which drew forth this discussion. The drivers then moved their horses down the track for another attempt at a start,but this also was a failure. At the third trial, however, they were more fortunate, and they paased the stand well together ; if anything, Moscow had a trifling advantage in the leed ; but it was of little service to him, for he broke up before he had gone a hundred yarda, which left him far in the rear. Tha Lady now was iu front, closely waited on by Americus, who seemed inclined to take aides with her in this affair, and as they paased the quarter pole he was nearly to her Moscow having recovered from his accident, was now doing wonders, going at a slashing pace*; aud ere the other two had reached the half mile, was close at their heels. In going from the half to tho three quarter pole, the three animals were altogether, aide aud side, neither apparently having the slightest advantage ; but as they came round the turn, on the last quarter, the mare began gradually to gain an inch or two on the othera, and as they came to the drawgate, the bad her head and neck in ! front of Americus, Moscow being a ltttlc farther in bei hind. Now llry ant put on the lash, and the msr.i appearI ed to quicken her pace?the two horaes trying their i beat, bat it would not do?the Lady came past the judi s?an/l a vs.xalr an.) altnnliUn ahflBil ftf A murif tlt Vina. i go -vouu - , ; cow having broken up ; he came in on the run close up with hie leaders. Lady Suffolk won the heat in2 37>,, which was acknowledged to be extraordinary time, considering the heavy condition of the track. The betting portion of the assemblage again had their pocket books out, and with impunity shook their opinions, backed by a 50, in the faces of the admirers of the two horses ; when a few individuals, who would not be dared, covered the bills offered, and in this way gave the friends of Suffolk a chance of returning homo with lighter hearts and heavier pockets than they left with. Sccond Hut.?Previous to the drivers moving their horses to the place generally taken, so that they can come up to the judges' stand in full play, another discussion took place about the position of the animals ; but the gontlemen who were the judges were so well versed in sporting matters that a word from them settled the question at once. The Lady now had the inside of the track and after a false start, they went away in good style, not a neck of either in front of the other, but in a moment Americus was up, which put him in the rear at least twenty yards. Moscow now had the lead, which he held te the quarter pole, the Lady making for him as if that situation was her's and she was bound to have it, Americas still two or three lengths in the rear. On passing the quarter, the Lady came up with Moscow, and went with him. aide and side, to the half mile pole ; ' and as they went past that, the heads of each were on a parallel They continued thus to the three quarters, : when the head of the mare began to show itself in front | of Moscow ; but Hunt not wishiDg to let her go ahead, in uraina the horse to his utmost, overstepped the mark. causing him to break, which threw out his chance of winning, even if he had the ability to do so. Still ho tried hard to regain hie loet ground, but it wae out of the queitioD, and Lady Suffolk led home about three length* ubead of Moacow ; Americu* about the tamo distance > in the rear of him. This heat was performed in 2 37. The driver of the mare, as soon a* he had drawn her up, made a complaint to the judges, charging Hunt with foul driving ) but it amounting to nothing, waa accordingly dismissed. Third Hear.?The horses name up this time very prettily, and the word to go was given at the first attempt. They were side and side to the turn ; then the Lady took the lead, Moscow near to her, Americus about a length behind. In thie way they passed the quarter pole -, but before the mare reached the half, Moscow was alongside of her?Americus gaining rapidly. The Lady and Moscow now seemed to he holding a conversation, so closely were their heads together, but whether it was concocting a scheme to beat Americus or not we did not enquire, being unable to " talk horse." Americus. evidently wishing to hear what thev intended doing, made a dash, and came up with the couple at the three quarter poie, when they all three used their utmost exertions for the lead but it continued head and head until they came through the drawgate. As they ueered the stand, the friend* of each claimed the lieat for his favorite, so doubtful appeared the issue : hut while Americus was gsuoiug a trifle on the others, he unfortunately broke up. being not mote than twenty paces from the stand, and ahead of the others at the time The heat l was now for th* mare, and she came in a neck in front ] of Moscow, winning the heat end the purse.?The time of this heat was Moscow won the second purse. | Taking this tret throughout, it was c'osely contested, . ?nd although the mare w on, it required nil her speed to 1 do so "Hie immense crowd then leit the course appearing delighted with the sport they had witnessed, and cheerful feces and friendly feeling became the older of the day We understand that the three animals which ccalanded in the above match, will be brought together on the 5tii of October, two mile heats, in harness. Piobably then a result diflerent from the above will take place. CanTaETiLLB Cauasc, to uit?Tbottivo and Ptciso. ? The proprietors of this Coarse offer great attraction* j to-day. First, we have a trotting match for (200, two mile heats, under the saddle, lor which Mr. Carll enters 1 b. g. Blue Dick, and C.Smith ch. g Dimon. After which, a puree for pacers, mile heats, best three in Ave, in harness,* off, and six oi our bast pacing horses are entered. All that is advertised will positively Uke place, | end we therefore expect a good attendance at the track to-day. C*icket.?The return match between the 32d Light Infantry and 2d Battalion Rifle Brigade, came off on i Tuesday, on the Montreal Club Giound, and waa again gained by the 53d, after soaie very esceiient play on both aides, with 50 runs to spare Court off Common Pleas, Before Judge Ulahoeffer Jlihb'l Drnnifnn \ otker?, r? John Freame.Jr. This wss an action to recover (2,500, the price of two (team boiler*, the alleged property of plaintiffs. Tb* bill oi f sale end value of tb* boilers were proved. For the dei fence it was stated that the boilers ware sold to defendant by Mr Hodman, of tb* firm oi Balden It Rodman, ti* ! the agent of the plaintiffs, and that he had paid Rodman . for them, except t sum of (700 Adjourned to this morn ing. Attorney for plaintifl' Mr Tenhrocke, counsel, Jna. | T. Brady, Esq.; Counsel for defendant, Mr. U'heelor. Before Judge Ingrsham Pollion tt Clark tt ef.?The evidence iu this cause on both sides, was closed. It will be summed up this nioin, ing and given to th* jury. i j Ckarg* of RrvaU ?James Browne, Wm. Stevens, rater I Johnson, Thomas 8 Norton, Thomas Brunton. Gustaf Lindh, James <J Robinson, Wm Simpson, John Browne, I and Thos. Hooper, war* srrssted yesterday,tand held I to hail on the complaint of Pitkin Page, for an endeavor to Intake a rtvolt on board th* ship Hudson, on th* 26th of August last, ?a hor voyage to this port mmmmmmmm , . , i .i gg North Wctlrrn I.ft .-j mi ' litTi-m. A respact&blc ?rnl ind en'lal meeting of loutl? ing western men, and others interested in the I improvement of the harbors on the above na-r ed lakes and rivers, wa* held Inst evening nt Kathban's House, and was numerously attended At , o'clock W. Dcans Wilsox, of \Aweukie, was called to the Chair. and It. Kkboos, Esq of Chicago, and Thdi.Ssuwoud, Esq. of Buffalo, acted aa Vice ProsiI dents W. M Hall, Esq. of Buffalo and K D Bncxta, Esq. of Copper Harbor, were appointod i Secretaries. The Ciiaibmax, on taking the chair, said he would I call the attention of the meeting to the following article, from the Daily Journal. Chicago: "We call the especial attention of thoae in the Lake interest, as a matter of the first importance to their co.ninercial welfare, and wor, thy of their moat attentive consideration i The press, in States bordering upon the Lakes, will, of course, speak out on this subject : " With due deference to the opinions of others, as to I the must effective means ol ob timing and emb idying the I opinions of the grdat mass of the people residing within the valley of the Mississippi and the ti??in of tri? Lakes, on this subject, we vontm e to make the following suggestion, and ask for it a candid cotia.dcration, and the attention of the press throughout the country? That a conv.-utibu of delegalei from every State, county and district within thecouutiy designated, he belJ at some convenient point, say at St Louis, to embody and express the views of the mars on this subject, as well as to consider and act upon any other subjects legitimately connected with it We have not the space to-day to pnrsue the subject as well as we desire, and to show why we prefer this to any other method proposed. We, therefore, content our. selves at this time, with submitting the proposition, and hereaiter shall state some of the reaaoDt which influence us in favor of it. It may, however, be proper to remark, j that the proposition is made at the suggestion of many citizeha of the west, of this vicinity aad other places; and if favorably received by the people to whom it Is addressed. and St Louis should be selected as the place of holding the convention, nothing will he wanting which can contribute to the comfort of the delegates in attendance, or to a aareful consideration of the subject Aa te the proper time for the meetiug ol the convention, various opinions have been cspret-ed. Some are in favur of holding it during this fall ; others nt an early day next spring. Individually, we prefer the latter proposition. II held in the spring, alter the navig&lior; ol the lakes and river* is fairly opened, the facilities for travelling would he greater, an 1 the delegates from all quarters, would have the means of seeing and forming some idea of the vastneas of the commerce and the interests involved. No one who hes not seen something of the carry ing trads of the lakes end of the Mississippi, in tbe full ude of its spring flood, can form a correct conclusion as to its extent. This evidence would be furnished to all the delegates who might travel to this point by water. As to the time, however, we should be glad to bear the sugge Uous of others We fully concur with tho at Louis Aiyut'icin, in reference to ' the most effective means ot obtaining and embodying the opinions of the great mass of the people," en this interesting and important subject -uich a Convention, representing tuo vsnetl and mighty interests of the grea valley of the West, will undoubtedly be productive of the most beneficial results The only danger to be apprehended is, that aspiring nemagogues, or hackneved politi ians, may endeaTor to give a politiful hieifl tti fhfi sJAli!i?erfl*innii of ?h .t S,. ? ? may to shape its action iu such a manner aa to secure some ulterior political advantages Such an assemblage of men should be line from any political bias? it Mioultl bo a union ol all those interested iu thia moat impai tant subject, who although differing fundamentally, ou the other grent political topics ol the day, agree on the absorbing question ot ltiture justice to the West. Its only aun should be, not to obtain or secure political capital lor either of the groat political parties lliut divide our country, bat fesncssti to set forth those cardinal priuciples ot' public poll y, in reference to appropriations for our rivers and harbors. iu support of which the united West will rally with a; enthusiasm. Kvory attempt, therefore, to give to the actien of the convention a political direction, will defeat the great oli! ject in contemplation, and, thnre.u.e. sauuld be ind gliaiitly fi owned upon. Let such a couventieu be held, 1 and let that convention proclaim, not mere general priaciples, which astute politicians can when necessary qualify or evade, but let it sot forth in detail certain definite and specific appropi mtions, wniuh that body, representing the varied interests at stake, shall deem necessary for the piesent scrur.ty and luture proaparity of the West: and let oach of the delegates pledge themselves hereafter, to support no man tor the Presidency or for member of Congress, who will not unreservedly commit himself in favor of these measures, and ths work 1* done. Neither of the great political parties will nominate a candidate for the Presidency or for member of , Congress, agaiust whom will ba arrayed such a moral power of united and enlighteued public opinion. In reference to "time," we should think the 4th of July, A. D. 1847, a sufficiently early day, and whilst we have no disposition to be csptious about the " piaco-' of holding the convention, we think Ckicago has claims that cannot with propriety be overlooks I. Its oentral | position at the head of the vast lake trade, and its iotimato connexion with the lake and river interests, seoms to peint it out as the most convenient aud appropriate place. It stands a connecting liuk between the different channels of communication, and we believe that mote of the interests involved will he accoramodatod by tha selection of Chicago, than in the choice ol any other place w ith which wo are acquainted. We a-e willing that a majority of those imeres.ed sneuld deoiue this question, et the same time premising iu advance, that it Chicago Is bonoied by the selection, evei y effort will ba made by her citizens, to extend to tho delegates from abroad a hearty western welcome. What say our friends of Milmaukie, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Oswego, Buffalo, and other places in interest upon the lakes, to our^suggestions ? The following weie ayjHJinted'a commits# John A. Btowd, ef Milwsukie, .vloigaii Bates, of Detroit, Mr. Atwater, of Cleveland, Mr. Uabcock, of Buffalo, and Mr. A. Harascythy, of Wisconsin whs retired and drafted resolutions?pending which Colonel Chsrles Kino, being called upon, addressed the meeting, and stated tnat the imi>ortaut question before the meeiing was one which should uet be viewed as n party question ? Ood bed (lone every thing iu those harbors and little was left lor man to do Mr King, glancing cursorily at lue greati natural advantages which uro presented in the rivers and lakes on the North West, want on to say that the improvements which had hither* to been made, were dealt out wnh a nigjard hand. The constitution contained no provision to restrict an improvement in the tivors and harbors, and he felt thoroughly convinced that if a convention of delegates, uninfluenced by politics, should meet some time next summer at Chicago, or iu lome ether oubt existed but they could aoeomplish aa object which was : so desirable, and in which all should leel a deep interest. The trade of the groat inland lakes, they saw was carried to the salt water, solely by meum of English enterprize, and internal oolouial improvement, tie did not mean to derogate Irom the English, in having made aucb efforts ; but he complained of the absurd dealing in -b. stractions and scruples, which it would seam influenced themselves et home After detailing the innumerable advantages to be derived from such a project as contemplated by the meeting? The Committee lure reported the following reeolu tions :? WHesr.ii. the great and rapidly increasing trade ami commerce of the western lake- and nveis, which ?t tne present moment are more than one half ol the foreign commerce of the country, and till!) equal in amount to our coasting trade, should command ti.e protection o' our I National gusernroenment; And annteaa. it is of the first impoitancc to have a concert of action of tht friamls of 1 thi" great interest in order to piasent it to our Na'ioasi legislature in a proper light I'lierefora, Kesolved, That wu heartily approve of the recoeoMndation of the western press, lor a convention of aii the ' interests involved in lake and river navigation, proposed to be held in Hie summer of 1847. Resolved. That we lecummsu I as the most suitable point for holding sai I convention, and the 17th of June next aa the most favorable time Resolved, That we view the commercial interaata of | this great State, and the Atlantic Stales generally. closely identified with those of the western lakes and rivers, and i wa cordially invite their co-o|>?ratiou. expecting to see i them all fully represented in the proposed convention. f Resolved, That we view with the highest gratifl a'ion, . the interest already manifested in this city favorsbla to the proposed convention ; ?n i that we hope soon to soo a hearty response by tneiu to this important movement. Resolved, I hat we pledge our individual exertions to ' secure s general attendance aiol representation of interest in this oonvention fioui, the com muni .its where wo severally reside Resolved, That we tender our thanks te those of tho press of this city who have lent their column* to favor the objects ol this meeting ; and we earnestly csll upon inc. piw?? jj'-ucmiij "? una raiijufi I'riore miir I readers. an* to publish tne proceeding* of tbn meeting entire. Mortimer M Mowirit, Esq , (late Attorney General of Wisconsin.) seconded (he le-ulti ions, and busted that the subject wouitl he made a question 101 the ballot hex. After briefly advocating the objee's of the meetiug, he . concluded A committee wm here appointed te carry out the ob1 jocts of the meetiug. Tho following are the name* ot the committee ? Chicago?William B Ogden. 9 I. Smith, <J. W. Dale. MUwaukie-By ion Ki"K)uri.e, W P Wil-on Detroit ? I Augustus I Po'rter I'lavalsnd? J W Allan Buffalo ? James L Barton 8t. Lotus?David Oumbrrs i The following reiolution, offered by Mr. Bura, was I then put and carried Resolved, I hat the tbacki of this meeting be tendered ' our worthy hoet, who, ever alive to western intereata, in ; hia usual spirit of accommodation, Usi obligingly furnished u? tba grsti-tou. <ue of hia room*. { The meeting adjourned. Snrrwjratea t onrt. Before Chaa. Mr.Vean, Esq , Surrogate In the matter of Frances Coy, adminiitratrix. +C-, of David F Coy, decerned ?Thy administratrix waa ordered to appear and account lor ull property of deceased ! acquired bv marriage an I o herwise. art I for the funds I produced by it* in rca'e whilst she ha* had control? ' Yesterday her account was Iliad, hut^it was objected to 1 on the grounds of insufficiency end not) compliance wt'h i the statute*. Ac Knrthsr time was required, and tne I personal examination ot the administratrix, which had been ordered for yesterday, was postponed until ThuraI day next. . j Several other important raaei were heard, and dispo> aad of promptly. Our felln*-citizens have hut a limited idea of the ina' mensity of the business which is transacted in this court, as it hat grown with our City's growth Hitherto its <letsils have been considered si without interest, but the present surrogate has irfureo into it a new vigor, an I hi* viewaand decision- are given with a perspicuity ?1 ?tj e, with an energy and promptness which cannot but give the highest satisfaction, lhereiaou* truit of character which he display a, and ho cufotces i' 1 y fearless action, against the rich and potential as well us the more humhie but avaricious?ami this t.ait Is. that he will nra?erre i the right* of the poor, th. unrepresented, and unprotect| ed from the rapacity of -harp practitioners. I We noticed many lawyers listening to hi*sound elucidations with pleasure. We shall hereafter give this court more attention, whilst decisions are Important, it* disclosure* are some" ' j limes very rich end interesting.

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