Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 30, 1846, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 30, 1846 Page 2
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mi i . wwwmmr NEW YORK HERALD. Nfw \"tk, Wednesday, Meptember iJO, IMS. Th? Herald for ECurofie. Oar next edition of this interesting and valuable sheet will be ready for our subscribers and patrens t his day, at one o'clock precisely. Besidrs the usual amount of miscellaneous mattor, it will contain a map showing the proper geographical position of the United States, its ndapteduets as the great resting place between Europe and Africa on one side, and Asia, China, &c. on the other, and the facilities it possesses for the onsinuruon 01 ? |wuuau? WAlk the most distant parts of the earth by steam. Also. an accurate description of the worm that has caused *o much destruction in the growing crop of cotton; besides musical, theatrical, political, and other matter of interest to the old world. It will also contain a caricature representing Leopold de Meyer, the lion pianist, marching to the tun? of the Marche Marocaine, and the latest newt trom Mexico and the army, Canada, &c. Price 6^ cents in a wrapper. The Great Western. . The non-arrival of this steamer begins to cre'av some anxiety for her safety. She is now in h*r < hteenth day; and this fact, taken into consideration with the terrible gale that blew over the Atlantic from the 6 :h to the 19th inst., leads many to fear that she experienced that gale, and h is rurt with mmc accident. Although the gale ia question wns dreadfully severe, we have strong iiot>? - tliKt ihe Great Western escaped its violeir e It may be thai she has been delayed by the westerly winds that have lately prevailed S e has be?n over twenty days in crossing the Atlantic. '1 he Court* ?>f the Act ml nkst ration with re. card to Mexico? Inconsistency of the Opposition. The Mexican question has become one of too absorbing tin interest to drop at once. We hav? before had occasion to remark upon the extraordinary unanmity that marked the commenot-ment of the Mexican war. The war of 1912 wm opposed wiih a great deal of vigor by a la go portion of citizens, among whom were some of trie princ,pal men of the country. But wven in Massachusetts, where the greatest opposition to the war ol H12 had been manifested, the preparations to carry on the war with Mexico were conducted with unwonted spirit and bardor. Thousands enrolls I themselves whose services could not be accepted, there being a superabundant supply of soldiers. But as soon as it became apparent to tho whigs that the adaiinistration were gaining popularity, and that the war, judging from the glerieus vietori* s of P ilo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, would result creditably to Mr. Polk and his cabinet, a system of petty carping at the policy of the administration was got up all over the country* by the whig journals and whig politicians, who were evidently afraid that the administration would gain too much popularity by the Mexican war. At th.s time the war was in course of vigorous prosecution, and there was every reason to anticipate ti>at it would be brought to a speedy terminati in. forthwith a determined opposition was up Home ol the most prominent whig Senators declaimed iwa.nst the iniquity of warring u; o;i a nation like Mrxico, unable to defend herself. Tho whig press nil joined in the cry, and notw 'sta idirjt that ac'ive operations were suv I' i > d, the railing against ih j administration still continued. Fru.ii secret information, derived from a citizen ol the United States resident in Mexico, to the c i ', tint that country was desirous of peace, the President applied to Congress for an appropriation to ennblo him to enter into negotiations ; in appropriation that was absolutely necessary lor the purpose of treating about a lasting peace. This negotiation was proposed in pursuance of the very pulicy that the whigs had previously clamored against the President for not adopting l>ut immediately the measure was introduced ^ into Congress, the lending wings attacked it, and it was finally defeated by Mr. John Davis, a Senator from Massachusetts, speaking against time. The whig* then began to chimor against the administration for proposing to send a tn.'tionoi' peace to M xiro, declaring that our government wish?d to purchase an inglorious r cace, notwithstanding that the President had guaranteed in his message that no such use would be made of the appropriation. Notwithstanding the factious defeat of tho appropriation, the President despatched a friendly message to the Mexicans, declaring the desire of this nation to be on amicable terms with her sister republic. This was a compliance with the whites of the most ultra , rulv v,?tes of peace among whigs?and still there ' M as no ce ssation of carping on their part. The fiieiuily overtures of our government wen ?pjected by Mexico; and immediately the result was kiuimii nna of the srhia wmrnals of this city. de. oirrciITytMS tfctirtn of a late convention to be the organ of tlie party ia this State, sang pirns in prai?e of Mexico, for her spirit in rejecting our overture*. D,d cvertfc- foul spirit of partisanship drag men into such lMonsistencics 1 Parlies, it ia true, must exist. Men will think ditrerently, and it is w II that it is so. But here we see men, in a matter involving the destinies of the country, organizing a factious opposition to the oou>se of thd administration, notwithstanding that that course was in direct consonance with their own previously expressed opinions. The administration has IsJt the opposition nothing to complain of. It has followed out the wh g policy, and that policy has failed. It is now about to pursue its own, and we trust that active opera tions ag linst the enemy will lie fol.owtd up with vi^or. As to the promise of the Mexican government to lay the proposal ol tbe United States before tlii?ir Congress, which is not to assemble till December, (if indeed such a frivolous answer was in reali'y returned.) it was but for the purpose of procrastination. A matter of less importance would ju?tify the convocation of a special session ot Congress. Santa Anna wishes to gain time to recruit; and our government are very properly determined to allow him no respite, but to have either war or peaoe, and not a ?tate of armed inactivity. We hare exhausted our peace policy with Mext. co. it ii now lira* to strike a blow tliat will induce her to listen to reason. Although indifferent to the opinion* of European governments,we are, nevertheless, glad that the President has not left in the power of the most peace-loving of them to cavil with our treatment of Mexico. We have shown in our treatment o( that nation, an example of forbearance unprecedented in the hbtory of any country. We And that our forbearance tends but to prolong the war, and we must now tight to conquer peace. We understand that the offer of mediation made by the English government, was couched in the most respectful and courteous terms. We fee' avund tha the rejection of that offer will be ehara P rized by a similar tone and sprit. *It is not in Mr. Buchanan's nature te be outdone in politeness by Lord Palmerston. Arrival frr>* \ sa*ck. ? The packet ship Havre, I a [it. Amsworth, arrived yesterday from Havre, whence she sailed on the 2d instaut. We learn from Capt. Ainsworth thai on the ?2d inst., when in lat. 41 57, Ion. 60 30, he fell in with the wreck of a ship, on fire. He lowered Hie boat nnd went alongside, but could not maka out her nunc. Sho was an English ship, timber laden apparently a new vessel, nnd had a woman figure-head. Th* DtTTT* or thk Coir****, kc ?Among the county officer* to be elected this tall it a coroner And a wry nice sort of a thin# it is too, this same office of coroner, with about $5,000 a-yesr, clear of all expenses and tolerably easy times for most of the year; but this 1# all by the way; we want to mention a much needed reform in the coroner's department. Every body knows that he is the only man in the county who holds a check rein upon the Sheriff. It is he who has to serve all writs upon that officer. The faes connected with this part ol his official duty are very small, and the inconvenience resulting from the connection of this and his more appropriate duty of superintending inquests upon dead bodies, is sometimes very great. For instance, a few days ago while Coroner Rawson was engaged in taking testimony in the case of Mrs. Eliza Russ, who was murdered, as is sup I'usuu, ujr iici uusuauu, dwiho wiu^cii wnuw ii^ihs were about to be violated, applied to have n process served immediately. The case was urgent, and the inquest upon which a jury were serving at the time was grave atui vastly important, and both the inquest and the process required the coroner's personal attention. This is by no means a rare occurrence, and now what we propose is to remedy the evil by providing that this writ serving upon the sheriff bo performed by some other officer. The reform is much needed, as any of tha excoroners will admit. There is also another matter connected with the coroner's office which ought to be put right. The committee on public offices and repairs, of 'lie Board of Aldermen, in their zeal to remedy the " Dead-House in the Park" nuisance, entirely overdid the matter, and created a greater nuisance than that whioh they took so much pains to abate. They abolished the dead-house in the Park, and had one built at the foot of Twentyninth street, on the East River, a very good place for a dead-house to be sure, but a place, unfortunately, which is never sought, and which has as yet, we believe, never been unlocked in order to receive a single dead body; and the consequence is, that the remains of those who are found per subjects for an inquest, lie where they are found, sometimei for whole days, until the coroner can find time to attend to them. Loud complaints are made continually about this matter, and it ccrtainly is a great shame that such a state of things should exist. Removing the dead house from the Park was all very well, but establishing it so high up town as 29th street was a Kreat humbug. Some place nearer the centre of the city is much needed, as a receptacle for the dead bodies found, and if properly attended to, a dead house could be kept as inoffensive as any other house. At any rate, it would not look to unseemly as at present do the unprotected corpses that embellish our docks so frequently. We merely mention these things, in order that some of our public spirited city legislators may act upon the hints thrown out, and make to themselves the name of having done something for the public good, while at the same time that same public good is brought about. In short, thesa suggestions are mads for use, and not addressed to Buncombe. The State Convention.?This notable body of wise men and legislators, collected from aU quarters of the Empire State, and transported to the capital by the aid of horses and steam engines, on land and water,will adjourn on the sixth day of October next, by appointment. We b< lieve it is now generally understood that the result of their labors will be very much like that produced by the mountain,which, after heaving and throwing up lor three days, at length brought forth a mouse, but the color of which his| tory has not enlightened us about. The color of I the mouse about to be brought lorth by the con vemion is suit m uoubt, but we believe it will be 90 varied, as to defy the detection of any predominating one. Badinage aside, we believe that a great error was committed at first in limiting this body of men to a certain time within which they should 1 give a new constitution to the Empire State. Our interests are so varied, the pursuits ot our citizens so different, tlic wants of the present ago are so many, and the progressive spirit of the age so rapid, that no body of mortals could,within the time allotted to the convention, perform the duties before them, without first coming to a general understanding among themselves of the remedies that the diseases of the body politic require. This general understanding we believe is now attained; and the members of the convention understand themselves and each other so well, that they are only now competent to commence their labors. It a new constitution should offered to our citizens by the convention, for their confirmation at the next November election, we be| Lieve that it will be rejected by a tremendous majority, on account of its imperfectness. It will ! provide no reform in oar judiciary system?the greatest burden our people suffered under; and ; that alone will ensure its rejection. The convention have been so much divided on this measure, and the new plans suggested are so various and so inapplicable, that none whatever will have been concluded upon by the day of adjournment. Robert Owe*.?We beg to direct the reader's attention to the memorial of Robert Owen, which was latelv presented hv that distinguished nliilun thropist and friend of man, to the House ef Commons of England, which will be found in another column of thi? day's pap* r. The majority of our citizens may, and we believe do disagree with Mr. Owen in his views on the reorganization of society, but nil must admire the candor and disinterestedness that have characterized him from the moment when he directed his energies to the accomplishment of his favorite plan, until the present time, in all parts of the civilized world. There is probably no man living tiiat possesses a stronger claim on the affections of his fellow mortal! than does Mr. Owen. The petition in question was presented in Parliament, we believe, by Lords Palmerston and Brougham. It could hard, ly have been expected three years ago, that such a petition would be sanctioned at this early day. There has certainly l>een rapid progress in libera ism throughout the world. ArroaNKY Gixxral, or Wiscoxsm.? In our report of the meeting relative to the North Western rivers and lakes, we stated that "Mortimer M Mowbray, late Attorney General of Wisconsin, eoonded the resolutions." Now, Mortimer M. Mowbray is a very romantic name, and would t ?ke well any where, vet the Attorney General would no doubt prefer hit own, viz. i Mortimer M Jack?on ?T art* Hept'tnber M, 1M4. Xfhl i? IU Otmotttic Rent* ? ProMlt Surcm of iki -f'Weti SiuaSHmg - Sintn/r Slat* ?f 4ffmtrt. The otnoit ronfudon initi at the present moment on tha ieland in the political ranks, owing to want of mailt? of faking in earh political party. The ghost of natiea AMtKMiM is (till Man stalking about at tho preliminary political an?-eUnga, aad a total undocidednesa ii (f(r;?k*i? ntnilMt. more than one half not knowing whether they are going to serve Uod or Baal Tha remnant of the native inrtj stand with their Angara in tuttt mouths the democrat* are directed and the w bigs era remaining mom, in order to simultaneously enter the eU of action The provable rni.e of the disaffection in the daaMrratic rank*, i* owing to the (oread nomination af K-gbart as rongresaman Tha lalaod hvgina to look frtj with tha season. and political matter alone reJeonss it from a true repreeentntun o( <?oi smith's " Ueaeitad Village" The summer tletters will gj when they gat read;, and you might a* aii aitampt to pry Kochy Mountains with t roome'wk a* to at?p thorn PueeyisM flourishes, i?4 eery thing in a spiritual pomt of the, lookseery [>re* I erous in.lee l The rape raaa will shortly appear twr U Up**. *nJ variely of leo t;UI preeent itaelf in a rariaty of shape*, to keep tha mundane ephera from utter etagnation. ~ MONUMENT TO T* TBS BKAVX WE I WHO WAS LOST WHILST ON DUTY, IN TH Jm. ' l3 ; THUM.I F I born in the r Octobrr Init liia life diichxn?e "f Jt A'nr Yi on board c It ' John M oa thecout Feb. 13 TO BB BXJDOTBD ? OBJ The above is a very faithful and correct engravi memory of the late Thomas Freeborn, the brave Coast of New Jersey on the 15th February last. The expense of this magnificent piece of sculpt i e, and finished in a styla that reflects the higl corner of Tenth street and Broadway. 1$) The monument is surmounted by the figure of supports it is nine feet, on a capstan three and n beautifully chiselled, and finished oiT with exquisit in distress at sea, with a pilot boat coining to th event?viz: the denth of the deceased. The entir Mr. Flaniielly, whose superb specimens of workn attended to see the monument yesterday. It is t< expense will be defrayed, not alone by the New < mirers of the deceased. The monument is highly creditable to the part ' eased, who was universally esteemed by all cl simple design, it is executed with infinite taste o Theatrical*. Q . ' r**k Thiatbi ? A |*ery rcipeclsbla audita:*, com-l po?ed of, apparently, the tliti of our city, was gather* )f within the wall* of tha Park last evening, and their appro p riation of the excellencies ol the acting was belt evinced* by their loud and reiterated applause. Th* tragedy ot 1 " KbtIo ?n? lint talilom produced in this city, though abounding in fine point* end touching peaaagea of pathoa and eloquent feeling, end edmirmbljr were they given by Mra. Mowett end Mr. Davenport laat evening. Mrs. Mowatt haa already achieved an enviable reputation, but lut evening her peraoniflcation of the character of Bianca, proved her to be poiaeited of powers fitting her to | hold the higheat rank among the actresaea of the ?Ke. Mr Davenport alio gained freih laureli lut evening, though he appeared lea* animated than we have aometimea won him Some of hi* point* however told well, and called forth loud commendation from tho?e preient. The comedy of the "lri?h Attorney" waa admirably acted. Mr Leonard, by hii rich bregue, droll reaturea. and true delineation of the frolickaome aon of the Emerald lale kept the audience in coovuliiona of laughter from the beginning to the end of the play. He ia undoubtedly an actor of rare merit. Thia evening he will appear aa Teddy O'Rourke, in the " Iriah Tutor and thia alone ahould be enough to fill the honae Mra Mowatt and Mr. Davenport will take the character* of Benedick and Beatrtca, in " Much Ado About Nothing and, in addition, the extravagaoia ol " The Happy Man," written by Samuel Lover, will be performed, Mr. Leonard aa Fat Murphy. A moat powerful combination of attraction; and we expect to meet a houae auch aa Old Drury U wont to see in her palmy day*. Bowist Thcatbk.?The Bowery Theatre wa* denae ly crowded last night to witnass the performance of Mrs Shtw m Ion, in Sergeant Talfourd's play of that name.? The last hope of the aoble house of Argos nerer had a better representative The great lcharm in Mrs. Sbaw'a acting is the'total abandonment of self, and devoting her whole soal to the character she aaanmes. The majesty and enthusiasm with which, as Ion, she surrendered up her life for the welfare ef her native country, and the beautiful appeal to the Argives, as a boon, to think kindly of the father from whom stern fate divided Ion during life, coupled with the enjoinment to live circled like a blessed family, by simple laws, drew down loud peals of approbation. We have seldom seen a more perfect piece of acting, or one wherein there was so much to admire and so little to And fault with. Mr. Neafie, as Adraslus, added to the effect. In parts of simple declamation, this Sintleman appears to more advantage than in portraying e conflicting paaaions of a Macbeth or Richard. Mr. ; Clarke, as Phecion, received and merited the approbation of the audience Medon found an excellent representative in Chanfreu : and the other characters were well supported. The play, throughout, was acted in a very creditable manner. To-night Mrs. Shaw appears as Margaret Elmore, a part admirably suited to display her powera The manner in which the nieces sre placed upon the stage reflects the highest credit on Mr.Wemyss, and his aaaistant, Mr. Addis. OacBitwicH THrATaa.RMr. Freer, the able manager , of this popular resort of our up-town population, certainly deserves a great deal of praise for his untiring efforts Ma natrnna : and we are clad to see that it is warded to him in a legitimate and profitable way by good hontea. There I*, perhape, no other eatabliahmont in New York, where greater peina are taken to produce play* that are attractive and Likely to pleaie an r.udience than at the Greenwich ; and of thii the whole city can bear witnen in the engagement of actor* and actrciae* of the flrat order, without regard to expenie. The bill thia evening embrace* the drama of the 'Tower of Neale or the Fiend of Burgundy," the Scotiah dram* of "Cramond Brig," and the delightful melodramatic opera of "Ony Manner ing, or the Oipay'a Prophecy." When we ear that MUa Mary Duff, Mr. Freer, together with the whole of the talented company will appear in theie, it it n(T1 riant to fill the heuao Maater John Diamond itili perform* in hia own peculiar atyle at thia theatre, anj elicit* the applauae of the audience. A Rial laiiH Eri?i*a?On Monday evening lait. there were four public Iriah entertainment* in thi* city. Mr. Lover made hia debut at the fltnyveeant Ioatilate, which waa cloaely packed by one of the moit faahionaWe audience* that hi* ever a**embled in thi* city. At the Park, Mr Leonard, an Iriah actor of great merit, alto made hi* Jebut to a wall filled houte At the Chatham, Barne? William*, a young actor, who take* a high po*i Hon ia |n*h comedy, appeared in favorite piece : and at another theatre, Mr Nickenaon, a gentleman of conti deratfla romjc powera,appeared in a new (area called the "iriah Tiger " Thia tpeakt highly for the popularity of lrt?b coned j We rejeloe t? wimea* the growing taate for _ ^ J J0MA9 FREEBORN, w TOix rzftOT, E TERRIBLE GALE OP FEBRUilY LAST. 1 :fl I r ?i' 1^ BKEBOB* ityofN.Y. . 7, isoi. rfa while in the M hit dety >i V >rk Pilot. (SlIM f the ship XX' inmm, of NJtrMT dbsiwood onnfB&T. tig of a monument, which is to be erected to the pilot who was lost in the memorable gale on th are, is about 98000. It is of the best Italian mariest credit on the artist?Mr. Michael Flannelly 'Hope," leaning on an anchor. The column which half feet. At the base of the column there |i e taste and execution, the representation of a shi e rescue, designed to represent the melancholy e monument is eminently worthy of the yard of nanship called forth the admiration of those who 1 be placed in the Greenwood Cemetery ; and the oik Pilots, but by warm hearted friends and adias who have got it up ; and fully due to the de a It is well worth a visit. Of chaste an i] ind ability. .'tri?h Acting. aa, beaidei being among the moit.entertainling of theatrical performance!, we cannot forget that lsl>out the only man who did juitice to our national cha imcwr id ma won on jimvriu*, u ? whi?<...u Need we mention the honored name of Tyrone Power 7 I Mr and Mr*. Charlet Kean made their firtt appearance at Baltimore, at the Holiday (treat Theatre, in Knowlei'* lay of tha " Hunchback." M'lle Blanvy will make her appearance at the Howard Athenxum, Boiton, early in the eniuing teaton. Two OarvTi-BMEi* or VcaoKA.?We learn that this iterlinff comedy of 8hakip*are. it to he brought on' ?t the Tark. in euperb ityle, on the return of tbeKcani /rom their eouthern trip. Musical Intelligence Iio '?ld on Mtraa'i Guihd Kctital.?We hare Jn?tle irned that the celebrated Beilio/.'la* icored " La Marche d'tily," ai a new teitimonial of hi* admiration for hi* friend, Leopold de Meyer. Thii remarkable piece will be performed with ("La Marche Marocaine." the in tmmentation of which, written aleo by Hector Berlioz,) 6y a (rand orrhettra of no lew flan flfty muiician*, under the direction of M. Loder. The Tocal department will be filled by Mr. Hecht, the German barytone, and the talented Mite Koriimki. We learn that inctead of Mr Bark, the rioliniet. the " lien pienUt" ha? engaged the accompliahed Madame Pico. It i* unneceemry to My ' * < im wall known already. Ma. Lovaa.?We need ecarcely remind oar readera that Mr. Lover give* hi* coad entertainment at the Btuyve?ant Institute thi? evening To thoaa who haard Mr. Loror on Monday evening, we naod not *ay ono word in praiie of tho peculiar and delightful entertainment which he afforda hia audionce. To tho*e who had not an opportunity of hearing him. we would ajr, that they rannot have any conception of the richnea* of the

treat in More for thorn We aay thii without the alight t foar that aay one who bear* him will be at all diaap pointed Ticket* ahowld be*ecured early, a* tliere will douhtleta bo aa great a crowd to-night a* on Monday evening. Thk A follow to**.?The Matters Bollock and Cole with Mlia Anna Maria Colo, constituting thl* aitraordi' nary family, give thoir farewell concert thia evening, at tho Apollo Room*. On Monday night they exhibited r>?forea crowded home in Brooklyn, and laat evening at Jertey City Wherevor they havo performed, the influence of their geniu* upon tho aadience preoent i* the heat evidence of thoir merit Almoit everv piece kaa hccn enthnaiaitically encored, aixi nought but the fear of overtaking the powera of the youthful bead, haa in manv ca?e* prevented a third repetition Unaffected and artlaaa in their mannera. prepoaae**ing in their appear ance, and endowed with a moat wonderful musical taleat, they are rapidly acquiring a degree of favor with the nubile. which will eventually place them on a high pinnacle of profeational fame. It eoema almoet unmet to individualise where each U perfect in hi* part, hut the little girl of nine year* of age, wh<n warMing forth her eweet mueic. or touching the Piano la a *tvle which few can excel or oven imitate, alway* carrie* along with her the deep in tereat of every listener : and aa for Deloa the violoncello player, Herr Boucher himaelf would re*t *ati*fle<l that hi* compoiition* were dona complete juftlco to, could he but h;ar them played by thi* lad of but ten year*. We incerely hope that thi*. their la?t concert in New York, will be attended by a crowded audience. Thi Alhimba will henceforth be the tip-town temple of amnaement per exctllrnet, whtra the Aneat muaic, in atnimental and vocal, may be enjoyed in perfection, while .the palate ia tickled by the neat rteKtrehf. end delicate vlanda end confection! ? here, by the eaterpriee of Meaara. Ueorge I .Oder k f'orbyn, if eatahliahed one of the moat dealrable piece of amiiiement yet provided for the public?free from every objectionable feature Standing ia the very heart of the up-town population, and on the greeteat thoroughfare in America, the Alhamra muat inevitably command full ahare of public patronafe under any circumatanoea ; hut with auch muaical entertainmenta aa are certain ta be produced by Mr Lodor, and the eicellent arrangement* we may fairly anticipate under < orbyn'a direction, it will, doubtleaa, at once become the head qnartera of beauty and faahion. To the fairer portion ol our population, and to familiea, the Alhamra will prove a delightful reaort during the coming winter. Maater fcconcia, the celebrated violiniat, we perceive by our eschangaa, la giving a concert at Princeton The editor* apeak In the hlgheat terma of hia performance* Conrt alrndar, Title Day. ' Commou Pi.??a ?Noa IM, 110, a*. 99, II*. 190. 1?. 71, 75, 77. 79, #5, 96, 97, 99 The other branch of the court ia adjourned to Thura day n Bill HI I mil I Il~" parting 1hUI1I(wm< Cr<tt**viu.i Coc*if?T??rtiJ?o t*o P*ct*i? ?Vmtordey, st the Centrevills Course, there were two pieces of iport to take place, the first of which wu s trotting match, two mil* hosts, under ths ssddls, for which Mr Csrrl's brown horse Bias Dick, and C. Smith's chesnu, guiding Dimon, were to contend. Both of these hortet appeared in coo,! condition when brought on the course but th?ir uppnnr?il little disposition to bock up the chsr acter of mter by offers to bet. However, there wu some money staked even on the two animals, in smell amounts. The sttondancs at the track was quite limited ; the remit, probably of tho large assemblers at the Union the Jay before. Few people caa devote two conabcutive Jeys to racing, and the managers of such things should he more considerate of their own interests in fature. The majority of those who were there yesterday were these whom sickness or desth alone could keep away. Kirst Heat ?Previous to the start, the judges statsd to the riders the conditions of the match, and begged them to be careful to have every thing fair and honorable?the horsos carrying catch weights. There was s nil Sill* of tlm? nil tho n*rt of thou havinar Ik- k?. net in charge, one of them coming up to the itand many lengths in front of hi* adversary, without any apparent motive except to annoy the looker* on. However, aflat half a dozen falie itarti, they got the word, and away they went. Diraon a little in advance of Blue Oick, who had the outside track. A* they approaahed the quarter Dick passed hi* opponent, and lad him a length to the hall ; and in this way, without the variation of a yarc either war, they nenrcd the three quarter pole, when Dimon closed with Dick, and they came to the stand side and side. On leaving this place for the next mile, Dimon broke up, and Dick went in advance about three length*, which he kept until he arrived at the half mile Dimon now began to ihorten the distance between them, and at the three quarter* wa* alongside of Dick ; but soon after taking this position, he broke up. which gave Dick the chance of leading home ahead of him. The time occu< pied in performing the heat, was?first mile 3:3?second 3:4V total 6:7}? ; which, probably would be considered goo<i time on the other aide ot the Atlantic, but it wil, not do here. Second Heat.?They started well together for this heat, but ere they reached the quarter. Dick broke up and lost considerable ground By the time Dimon had got to the half, Dick wa* at hi* elbow. They than continued together in a beautiful m.inner from tke three quarter up to the itand. and aroand to the firit quarter of the la*t mile?where they kept tide and side to the half?with very little difference to the three quarter* ; but a* they neared the *tand, Dimon broke up, Dick crossing the track in front of him, and leading home about three length*. There wa* now a charge of foul driving made, and the judge* decided that if the hone* were going according to the established rule* for tretting, Dick muat mbmit to a distance, and thereby lose the money. The stakeholder, however, produced a written agreement between the owner* of the herse*. which wa* at variance with the rule* regulating fair trotting, and the judge* concluded that they could go no farther than give the heat to Dimon. The time of thia heat wa*?first mile 3 4?3 3>{?total 6 6>? Third Heat.?The rider of Blue Dick waa now changed, Dimon having changed hi* in the previous heat. The horses got well off together, and during thi? heat every kind of mancsiivring waa resorted to in order to get ahead of each other To describe the heat throughout can be done in few word*?they kept side and side during the whole distance with the exception of the laat quarter when Dimon broke up, and Blue Dick got *o much the advantage that he could not be overtaken. The heat and money were given to him. The tin,. mo> mil., 1.1 o?nn/| n.V? inlal K-4Q Paciptq Pubic?Between the second and last heats above, the pacing purse was contended for, which terminated in one heat. Six horses were entered for this purso, but only two were willing to start, the other* being afraid of tne mare Oregon ; it was the opinion that she was too fleet of foot for any of them. The two that started were, the brown mate Oregon, and the cheanot gelding Waipool. The mate won in U:6a, when the horse was withdrawn, and the race ended. The fall races in Virginia took place at Petersburg la* week. First day?O- P. Hare's g. f. Boston won the race in two heats: purse $400. Second day?O. P. Hare's ch. mare Marietta tock the purse, $110, three entries. Third day?O. P. Hare's Patsy Anthony took the purse, $300; three entries. The Kentucky races took place at Lexington, also last week. The race, on Monday, sweepstakes for two year olds, was won by Bradley's ch. f. Miss Biddle, beating Buford's c f. Fanny, and Mosby'sg. c. Falcon?Time 3:41? 3:49>?. On Tuesday, the first race, two mile heats 1 for three-year olds, was won by Buford's s. c. Red Bird, beating Bradley's( W.Brown's)br c. Duke's b. f. by Telamon, and Warfield's b. c. by Rorthuno?the latter was distanced in the firu bent?Time, 3:60, 3:60. On the | same day, mile heats, free for all ages, was won in three hoats by Smith's (Thornton's) b. c. Tom Corwin. The first heat was won by Duke's (Campbell's) c. c., by Telamon. Seven hoi ses ran in this race. Time, 1:41, 1:01, A match racc between Bradley's br f. Ann Hughes, and Dudley's ( Thomas's) b. c. Wandering Jew, was won by the former. Time, 1:44 -1:41>?. We understand that Mr. baton, who lately walked thousand miles in a thousand hours, in Canada, will shortly attempt, iu or near this city, a pedestrian feat of far greater difficulty. He will walk one thousand quarters of a mile in one thousand quarters of an hour; each quarter of a mile to be walked within a separate quarter of an hour. If the old veteran shouU succeed, he will be the wonder of the 19th century. Police lit tell lye nee. OirT. 49.?l/lini/nrii orr vuni.? vuilci niCbHU^UUD, OI 1 the 3d ward, arrested yesterday a black fellow by the Dame ol" William H. Peggerrett, on a charge of stealing from his employer, Mr William T. Webb, of No 381 Broadway, the sum of $25. On being arrested, he ad mitted the fact, and the officcr recovered $5 of the money. Committed for trial by Justice Osborne. Charge of Highway Hohktry.?Officer Oilgan, of the 6th ward, arrested last night a man by the uaine of John Rogers, on a chargo of highway robbery, in knockiug down John Kllfether in Mulberry street, and stealing from his person nearly $10 in money. Committed by Justice Osborne for examination. Receiving Stolen GooHi.? Captain Gardner, of the 6th ward police, arrested last nignt a man called Michael Karrell.on a charge of receiviug stolen goods, knowing them to be stolen, the property of Mr. James Rogers. No. 410.J* Broadway. Locked up for examination by Justice Osborne. Petit Lareinj/.?Officer Patridge, of the 4th ward, arrested last night a woman called Aiabella W. Drew, tin suspicion of stealing $16 from Christopher Farrell, while in a house of doubtful reputation in Water street. Locked up for examiuation. "Nicking" a "ICnuck."?One of the 15th ward officers, last night, "Nicked" Charly Thompson alias Scotch Allick, in the act of "aoundiog" fingering the coat tails of several gentlemen while standing at tne lower door of the lecture room at Stuysevaut Institute, endeavoring to gain admittance to the ioir? of Mr Lover. The rascal was conveyed before Justice Merritt, and locked up for examination. Taken from a thief ?Officer Fecny, of the 6th ward, arrested last night an old offender, by the name of John Smith) having in his possession 4 door plates, evidently stolen. n? was in tue act 01 selling iiicm, wlien me aoovr vigilant officer seized him. An owner is wanted for the property; apply to the above officer at tha station houie. vlr. Smith waa locked up lor examination. Jt minister in a 'fix"?Quite a respectable looking woman, with tean in her eyes, made her appearance, jeaterlay, beiore Justice O.borne accompanied with two very interesting children, and related the following atory to (he magistrate It appear* that her husband ia a tlettiodiat miuister, a resident of Whitehall, in tni? State, by the Dame oi Oeorge Taylor, where he left a Jay or two ago, and arrived in thia city yesterday, in order to abandon hit wife and family. This charge stie m*de Hgainit her huiband ; but not having a witness to that Meet, which ia neceaaary to eitabliah the fact, according to '?w, therefor* thia praiaeworthy magistrate deputed n officer to accompany Mrs Taylor to where hor ,.uhand was, in the lower part of th? city; and o.i being asked again what he iutended to do lor tue support of his wife, stated that he would do nothing lor her, and in the presence of the officer, totally refuaiug to live with her or maintain her. The officer then re turned with vtre Taylor, and related what this worthy minister of the gospel had said ; whereupon the affidavit of the wile was taken, and being substantiated by a witness, a warrant waa issued for the arrest ol Taylor, on a charge of abandoning hia wise aud lamily, aad when nroaght up before Justice Otborn. lie still avowed most positively that he would not live with her, aod thinking to escape the punishment of the law, declared moat solemnly that they were not married consequently he waa not auieuable to the law. Thus this mi..later of the go'pel proclaimed to the woil* that he had been living lor ^evaral ) eara past in a state of a ultery w ith this woman, liy whom he ha* had two children?thia fact tie don't pretend to dany, aud yet this bad man ia endeavoring to uiiinrlnn thsin so that thev mav become a burden to this county. The magistrate, however, dubelieved his story, :?u,t committed Imn to prion to allow time for Mrs. Taylor to procure ?ome e?i.lenca ot their marriage But if tie should fail in doing so, he will then he held, and made to provide for the nupport of the children. Clljr Convention. The Convention met last evening, Dr. Willmmi in the chair. The minute* of the last meeting were read and approved. The Convention took rp the report on education, as re ported, by Committee of the \V holo It was adopt"d. The Committee on KraiK-h:*et reported, Tiie report was ordered to be printed. The Committee on Powers and Duties alia presented (heir report. Ordered to be printed. The Convention adjourned to this (Wednesday) evening at 6 o'clock. Court of Common PltM. Before Judge Ulshoefl'er Sift 29 ?Dtnnitnn and othm vs Frtamt.?This came was Hummed up this n<orning and Riveu to the jury.? ealed verdict yesterday momirg Samufl Jordan and Mary Jan*, hit veift, rs Jamn Hlai kwood ? This was an ejectment for a gore of land situated in Hth avenue In l#J9, the gore of land in dispute was purchased by a man named John Merlin,who died in unmarried, leaving no direct relations, upon which lus collateral relation', amongst u hum was Mrs. Jordon, mimed hit property : subsequently the acquired the inereat of the otner collator*!* by assignment. The doleudant occupied the prcmi?es under a lease Irom Morlin, which expired on the lit of May, 1846, and Mr. and vlre Jordon called npon defendant to give up possession; he declined and the present suit was commenced to dil, <>?>es him. The defence was t .70 fold ; first, that the rela ionship between Mrs. Joidon and the deceased wat not legally proved ; and secondly, that she did not make out her title to the premises, inasmuch as an adver?e title to hera, and the parties under which the claims, wat set up by other persons claiming to be relations of John .Viotlln, deceased. The jury, however, under the direction of the Court, found a verdict lor the plaiMtlll's. H'or plaintiffs, Mr. II I* Harber; for defendant, Mr P. Wilson Unlt*?l sistrt flatrict Court Bafora Judge Belts. trr. 29 ?7**1 Unitrd Statu vt Ona Cats of Qooit marktd Rand ATo. 20. confining of caikmrre ihawh ? I his caa?e was resumed this morning, an 1 after being turamerf up waa given to the jury. Mialed verdict this teaming. S.JU OL.g Lgiin city intelligence. T?t Hum Pa?*m?nt. -TU? sptciiritn ai thii pmment 1*14 do wn In front ?f Calico*hrm has no# been in opa ration t sufficient time to have iu merit! well tested. All ifne that it hu answered admirably the purpoee* for which it it intended, and H seems to be a* indestruetible aa the Rock of Gibraltar. Mr. Hum haa eipended orer $S000from Hit own pocket on thii experiment, and if it haJ failed wonld quietly have lubmitted to hi* leea ; bat coamoo jaitice now demand), inasmuch a* the whole city ia bene titled by it, that the Corporation ahould remunerate the originator of the plan for money actually laid out, if not for the time and labor expended. Our City Father* can annually upend fire or >ix thousand dollar* for the gratification of their own stomach*. and they certainly ahould uphold the honor of Gotham, by forbidding any individual to (utfer pecuniary lea* when he effect* public good.? Let the city pay Mr Ruaa (or what he haa dona, and then (ire Uim a contract to finith Broadway in the aane manner a* he ha* commenced on it. It will perhape seem ex penaive at first, but it will in the end ** * thouaand* of dollar' to our treasury. We have a petition at our oAce for signature*, praying the Corporation to remunerate Mr. Russ for hi* outlay, and there can be no doubt bat that a atrong public appeal will be made in hia favor. Destbuctivb Fib*.?About half paat (even o'clock laat evening, the Hall bell tolled off an alarm of Are in the fifth diitrict, which the firemen diacoveren to be in the large five etory building, occupied by R. C. We tin ore li Co , and by Prosper M. Wetmore M tha Navy Agency. Th? fire originated in tha fourth or fl'th itoriei of tha house, and consumed tha entire upper part. Tha lota is estimated at about $40,000, on which thara i* an insurance of >30.000 in the Alliance, Howard and Knickerbocker Insurance Offices. The fire waa, no doubt, tha work of an incendiary, ai there had been a* fire in tha building, in any ahape, during tha day. It give* tu pleasure to lay that all paper* and documents belonging to the Navy Department were saved, as were also the books and papers belonging to the firm of R. C. Wetmore fcCo. Fiaas in New York.?To the courtesy and polite nets of C. V. Anderson, Esq, Fire engineer, we are indebted for the following return ol fires that occurred during the month of September, aa taken from his books. Fires on the 1st?Alarm, frem bonfire in 6th Avenue. " " cause unknown. " At No. 77 Division street, slight damage. 2nd.?At 6 Morton street, damage tilling, caused by the bursting of a spirit gas lamp 6th?At 177 Water street, occasioned by bursting of a box of phosphorus, trifling damage. " Alarm caused by bursting of a spirit gas lamp, cor. 23nd street and Srd Avenue. " Alarm. ,7th?At 149 Crosby street. Twe dwellings slightly damaged. 8th?Corner of Avenue D and 4th street, in a grocery. Ciuie uikoown. 9th?At 103 William street, roof damaged. " At corner of Clarkson and West street*, at a smoke house, where Axe originated. " Alarm. 10th?At corner of Scammel and Cherry street. " At 41 Laurens. Slight injury. " At James, near Cherry street Several small buildings occupied as a soap factory and stable. Cause unknown. " Steamboat" Excelsior," at foot ef Courtland street Caused by bursting of boiler. " Alarm. Originated with Essex Market lell. 11th?At 31st street, near SI Avenue. A carpenter's shed. Supposed to be set fire to. " At rear of 137 Dunne street, owned by several colored people. Bed and bedding destroyed. 13th?At 343 Water street. Bedding and straw burnt In the attic. " Alarm. Cauie unknown. 14th?At 102 Charlea airaet. Several frama dwelling!. Fire originated in a carpenter'a. 15th?At curnur of HuJaon and Haauaond. Caoaa ncknown. " At 16th (treat and 0th Aveaua. 18th?At Hudaon andVeatry. Blight damage. " At ? Reade atreet. Ocoaioaod by bunting of * apiritgaa lamp. " At >7th treat, near 7th Avenue. 17th?At 47 0th Avenue. Hoof and upper pert nearly deatroyed, and tke roof Mo 4d injured. 18th?At corner of Prince and Broadway. At Nihlo'a Theatre, dwelling, lie. lie. all deatroyed. " Alarm. 19th?At It) Morton atreet Several etablea deatreyed and three horiea. Suppeied work ef an iaeendiary. " Alarm, created by the bell ringer at the Tower ringing for a flxe that occurred in Weetcheeter County " At 133 charlea atreet. Blight damage. " Aim na. Caused by Waahiogteo Market Bell. " Ala. in. Camed by light in a window at earner of Hester and Llizabeih aireeta. " At 111 Naasau klreet. I'roro Sunday Jltlut buiUlag Blight dntnage- accidental. 30th?Corner of Charlton ami VariA?Greenwich The* tre?aupputrd the work of an incendiary. 33d?In the tear of 554 Broome, in a (table?aet firo to ; house injured- damage trifling. 33d?At 73 Ludlow - porter houae, eauaed by bunting of a apuit gan lump 35th?Alarm, cauae unknown. " At 3i4 South atreot cauxed by boiling oil. 30th?At 407 Broome kUeet; caused by ohimney taking fite 37th?Corner of Allen and Diviaien ; damage trifling. 38th?338 William atreet. in a bakery ; damage none. " In Kinff. near Hudson ; caused by the burating of a (pitil gat l?ui;> : occupied by several familiea ; all on the floot ef the garret. 39th?At 194 Water street, damage tiifling. accidkkt.?a ivmnie cana wai accidentally run over last evening. by a horse and wagtyi belonging to George Height, Ksq, in tue viciaity of " tttewar'a Palace," Broadway, uear Chambers street Tbe clii.d wai not injured O(fleer Corwin was promptly lu attendance, and | tbe child was immediately moved to a doctor'i (tore, and wti subsequently taken home. Waihichito* Gbkvs?The 8th company ef thi* in* corps will moke their annual target excursion to Bull'a ferry to morrow Tbe company will aaaemble at tbe armory, corner oi Broadway and Lispenard (treat, at o'clock A. M. iMrauonino Witihiei.-A few day* sinoe a young woman wai diicharged fron the city prison, who hal been there three months as a witness la a case where tbe defendants were on bail, and were Anally discharged i without a trial Another case bas come to our knowledge I where a woman, a stranger in the city, was robked of some clothing and made complaint to the polico, and waa committed to prison as a witness, and lor three weeks 1 never heard from the police whether her clothes were ! recovered or the thief arrested. By the efforts of a per; son who frequently visits the prison,she was liberated y eaterday morning but without obtaiuing her clothes To the | misfortune of being robhe I oi her clothes, was aided j : three week's imprisonment in tbe Tomb*, among v*; grants and felons. ; A Gkkmak and Kiglisb IitTtaraaTia wartib at ! thk Couht or Stssions.? A great deal ot tine is wasted, and great Inconvenience results, at the Court of Sessions, in consequence of the introduction ef Oerman witnesses who cannot speak a word of English Whenever these cases occur? a? tbey do very frequently?the Court i* obliged to call upon some person to volunteer as inter prater and il no person capable of performing the requisite 1 ilnti hnnoen to h? ill court at the time alfiirs nii:e?A4 rily remain in itaiu quo unil the nect-tsary aid can he procured. There are quite a number of intelligent Germans in the police department, and it woula be a good i lea if one ot them could be detailed for specid dti'y at the I Courts of General and Special Se?sion? A word t* the m wi e it sufficient We ahull therefore expect te ?ee tht above matter let right immedia'eiT, or tne c.onclu-ioi.^ will force iuelf upon ua that the word intend? I for the wise, ai aforesaid, has been like pearls cast before, ho. J Ceaonra'a Office, Sep 39.?Sui.lrn Dmtht. ?The Co roner held an inquest yesterday at No 4* Henry street on the body ol'Ann Fenclon, a native of Ireland. U tear of age. who came to herdeathby congestion of the brain, adduced by previoua habits of liie aaJiil health. Terdict accordingly Also, at No. 37 Washington street, on th? body of a child by the name of willl im Wa'ner. horn in Rhode j Island aged years and nine months, who came to his ' ' death by debility arising Irom intermittent fever. Verdict | accordingly Likeume. at the 9th Ward station hous.?. on the body ' of Kdwatd Mitchell, a native of Ireland SO years of ege, 1 who came to hit death by delirium tremens. Verdict so| cording to the fact*. M ms.,tt . r Travellers. Tho number of arrivals yesterday lnrreaM'1 fourfold over those of the two previous days, as the following catalogue will testify !? Amkrican? J Washburn, Massachusetts ; Col Totten, ? 1 Washington; II Daily, I'utnam < o; h. Livingston. I'ler- 1 inont; J Hnitinga, Providence; A Ha> den, Charleston).$ i 11 Singleton, do; W Wilson Philadelphia; R Wilsoa, # do; H Hogg, do. J. Dounell, North Carolina; R N rris, I Philadelphia; Dr (lavno Charkaton; E. Henry, Maryj land; Mr Izard, Charlettou; J M^ore, Philadelphia; J. ul.u. v.. irn...n, t it m a . ii rl..i ' Philadelphia I Aitok ? W Winter, LauMlana Her H Ooikeny, BtiHi H more; E. Btird, rhiUdeUrtm; W Smith. Vhbama; J. Tu** H nor, Troy ; (. apt Chadmek. OMMtUnti >lr. [)iok#nton, H New Jerney; Mr. tir-tr. p*ek ?t a kip J..-. re, \V. DilwillJ M Virginia; S Pearce, Philadelphia; Mr. \uttin. Baltimorej J. Lone. Pcniwylran a. W. June*, Ali^aini; R JoiU, Ai- H t.any, L Mauran. Providence, J. Jair.rt. Albany; C. Perkint, Boston, J. Jamea. Albany; Mr. Vail, Troy; J OrI? xvold, Botten; C. Dexter, do; Mr. Mniea, Canada; J. Wat rout, Aul>urti; T. ?p?ncer, ll?H!nor?; W ilatvei, Botton. B Poor, ilo; D. Collin*, COnuectient; II Bandt, Eng land; E . W hitman, \V a*hmt(ton, 0 ilule, do; J. Bioket Philadelphia. H Citv?0 Miller, New Windsor; S. Tucker, Wilmlngton; II. Bagard, do; C. Oardeito. Philadelphia; R. Nlcolaa | ! U. 8 A.; D Kdr, ?<omeriet; W Ellie, Virginia; F PetM do; J. Uroomiicld, London; W Lee, (tuveaton; J D? (Jrace, Bottoo; P K. Pottt, (Jeorgii; S Parker, Bo?ton; J CrHwf.ird, Baltimore; W. Cooke. Oelveaton; H Town tend. Bottom: H' t'oi. \lmi P stn^ktnn Nawnort; H Towujp.kI lj.m'on; L linker, N?* Orlaana; It Urii H wolj, Pliila; C l'*:toT>on, Washington. Fiu^ri.!*.?l> Williamt, Albany, Mr. Gibaon.Worcea tor; H. May. Savannah; W Wale, do; A. Hamilton Bridgeport; W. Ki-ndiiek, !!o?ton; L. Mason, Michigan H. Kr) no!.If, Mobile; W Wood, Mavannah, Q. Jewatt Wisconsin Territory; M. Motcalf, Penni? lvania: T Ktiapp, New Vork; N Whlie, Mm.; M Duke, Phili I delphii; V. Culling. Bolton; W. Coleman, Petereburgh. Howard.? W Home, North Carolina; J. Baer, Lance' trr; S lleaebe. Vale College; D. Stowe, Toledo; Enod, M'e>t Point; M Hapgood, Bolton. T. Taylor, Louil; P Wright Ohio; I Home, Boston; B Whitf Kali lliver; Van ^lenten, Albany; Richarda, Troy; " Hendenon Torome; V. Mauion, Ohio; t?. Putman, Meat W. Ken, Philadelphia; W. Jarkaon, New Orleana;_v Knight, Tenu<??ee; K Denken, B.mton; A. Dunba Ouorgia; J Thomp'on. Ohio; II. Jameaon, Bolton; J1, Norrii Michigan; C Kro'hingham, Albany. Jt'DioV*.? W. Wa-l.lell, North Carolina; R Stewar South Carolina; J Mcllae, Notth Carolina; M P. Hos Hartford; M Bianchard, Madiion; H. Bentnall, N. H; I' Baldwin, Conn ; J H Bennett, Oalveaton: Ed. Smith, f Gladding, Providence; A Bamher, Oneida co ; A Kar 'MM man. t:. K"tnman, N. Y.: J Bolton, J WarburtorvJjrf < ford; D. Tucker, J. Tueker, Norwich.