Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 17, 1846, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 17, 1846 Page 1
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B9B9S9S5SS9S5S9SSES99K9959 TH1 Vol. XXI. Ho. 3UO-WholO Ho. MU. Highly Important from Mexico. OUR PLANS KNOWN TO TED BsraMnr. Seime of Two Million of Dollar* by SANTA ANNA. News from the Pacific Squadron. THE ATTACK ON ALVABADO. The Expedition to Tabasco. * AFFAIRS IN SANTA FJC. The Determination ufthe Mexicans to Fight, 4"C. &r. $-c. [Krom the New Orleam Picayune, Nor. 8.] Thio'igh the same channel by which we received tho Intelligence given in another column, from the Gulf squadron, we alio received pt|>ers from Vera <"rux as late ai the i.'J of October. The intelligence i* interesting and impoitsnt. In tna first place we may uy in general terms, thit in bo paper whicU we have opened do ws find any token of sabmioMon on the part of the Mexicans in their conflict with this country. Every paragraph breathes threats of argentic* Their losses are enumerated iu detail, to found thereupon more urgent appeals to the eatiiutism of their ciuxea* to give up every thing fir the support of i the w r It ia r.ot too much to say that there is t&e warmest eathn^asm apparent in ull that we read?whether i:i editorial reraarLs, er the military addresses with which the papers are crowdod The apirit of all ia, " W ar to the knife." Cut thin abowa the aurface of affairs only We shall have occasion to note incidents, which lead ua to auapect the country is by no means ao uaited aa the criaia in her affairs would seem to demand. Wt enter into the details of the new* without much attempt at arrangement or time for revision; but this will be excused. And first of Santa Aana. The news ef his arrival at >an Luia Potosi, which we gave the other day, was at least premature. 11a did not reach there till the Sth of October. Aa evefy thing in regard to his movements ia sougut after, we annex his letter announcing his arrival Libkbatiro Abmv er the Rspublic, ) Headquarters, San Luis, Oct. 10 1319.) Mast Excellent Sir#n the evening of the 8th instant , I arrived at this capital accompanied by my stafl", and established therein the Headquarters ef the Army of Operations, destined to repel tne unjust invssiou made upon the Republio by the Army of the I'wted.Slates of the Nurth. I have the pleasure of saying to your Excellency that my entrance into this State was made amidst the con irratulatious of a magnanimous pee;<le who huve not tasad to bestew upon ma profuse mat kajof consideration ?and the fame remark will apply to the authorities and public functionaries of all cUstes. Oblige me by communteatiag these facts to his Excellency, the General charged with the supreme executive power, and accept assurance* of my conaidermtion and est ten. God and Liberty. antomo Lopez de santa anna To the Secretary of War. One of the firit acta of the wilv generalissimo wai to supply himtelf with funda. Tbl$ be did very effectually by seizing upon a rendu eta of specie, thereby getting hold of two snillioas of dollar*. Hie pretext wai that it vii uniefe to forward thia large ameant ol money to the Ma coast in the praient itate of affaire. He gave receipts lot the money, and his individual bonds for ita restoration. It most he confessed that this mode of supplying his coffers is iufloitely more expeditions than advertising ler a loan, and more acceptable to the people at large tbun a forced loan from the clergy. The accounts we give of this great financial stroke, wo do not derive from. Mexican pa|*is bat we have entire faith in the facts, and l>e accepted ni au earnest of the security of tin mo Bay they leaued Mexico on the mortgage of the Calitor mai We find Santa Amn't letter ot the loth ult , iu the latest paper before us. We regret to say that the pa|>era fiv u? no clue to hii plan of operation*. i'ut while aanta \nna was on his way to San Luii, he wr a back from Qnererataro, ou the Sd of October, at fol' ws:?"The dn-aster which we encountered at Mooter* y is not so great a* I at first thought. Our troop* ktti left far Saltillo, and have already occupied tiie Cjncipal paint* ol the Sierra. So far from the troopa Ting beoome demoralized, 1 am assured that great enthusiasm prevail! amoug them. Their success liai cost the enemy, according to incontestible evideuce. Bare than fifteen hundred men. Our artillery was wail managed, and it is said that the eaemy baliera it was aerrerf by French oficeis. 1 aia now about to uulold all my character, with the energy which is habitual to me, and the Americans will vary seen succumb, or I shall cease to exist." Upon copying this efbsion of Santa A?na, the Miari* breaks forth:?"May Heaven crown with the most brilliant results the patriotism of this illustrious child of his country, when we ardently desire to see return to the capital covered with glory." We now for the firat time learn what fruits the Mexi cam derived from the seizure of our mails near Marin, intended for General Taylor at Monterey. Among the multitude of papers forwarded bv Ampadia to Santa Anaa and the (jovernment, we find a letter from our Secretary of War, Mr. Marcy to Oeueral Taylor, revealing the design upen Tampico and San Luis Totosi. The letteris dated Washington, Sept. 3d, and though our account of the contents of the letter will be an old story at Washington, we may say here that the design of the Secretary 'a letter Is to obtain General Tay lot's opinion, rather than to dictate a line of Drocee.iinrs for him. He la told what the Governmeut haa thought of doing, and asked what he thinks about it. The Government haa referred to him for information upon arioua polnta-aa to the difficulties of hia own advanoa?whether he deems it advisable to continue hia march upon San Luis Totoai, and various kindred tepica. The letter purauea ita inquiries in the moat respectiul Unas, deferring it to the better judgment of General Taylor ; bat it ef nourae diacloae* our plana, the number of troepa intended ia he used ersin-t Tampico, and aome ether general particulars. The letter of Geaerai Amrudia, covering Mr. Mercy's deapatch, contaiaa a singular paragraph, if, in our haate, we rightly apprehend it. it ia to the following elect" Kvery moment which, passes confirms my idea of the immense advantages we hare gained (rem lighting four consecutive daya at Monterey, since now the enemy entertaiaa great reaped (or the Mexican aoldier, and American blood flawed with atich prolusion that from the generals 01 the euesay came the suggestion of an armistice af eight weeks, which disarms, aa it were, a great part of ki? tegular troope." Since wnting the above, we have aeen another positive assertion made on the authority of Ampudia, that the idea of the arraistlco was suggested by Ameiicari officers, and the Mexicans are led te presume that it w^a enggeateil oy them because the greater pait of our regular were cut to pieaes at Monteiey. The Mexican accouata of the battle) of Monterey are more numerous than hava been publiahed in the United Staiai Aa a matter of necessity, they praise very highly the valor of our troops, and they insist upon the obstinacy a ad gallantry of the defence. The movementa of Gen. Worth oa the waat aide of the town are deacribed as very brilliant. One fort taken by Uen. Worth ia said to hate bceivtakeoland retakenfthrce aa veral tiroes; once by Gen. Mejia ?t the paint of the bayonet, capturing at the aase time 300 Americans and eight pieces ef aitillery. Some of thair first accounts declared that Gen. Worth waa killed. From Saltillo Gas. Ampudia wrote to hit Cvernment, demanding an inreatigarion of hia conduct, th I afore and after Gen. Tat lor nreeented himself at Monterey He court* tern tin}', allagmg tint " m the law* or honor, inJ I lie food of hit country are the only lament* of bit exutence, hi* mind cannot be tranquil nntil the Secretary of war, the tuprem* government, aadthe republic ara latlified wilh hi* conduct, comider. d under erery a*pert." Tbit humble latter doe* not i lira bin from the letter writer*. Tbay charge him with the groaaett cowardice, and incompetency. But wa bare neither time nar (pace to^ay to enter furthor into the Mexican account* of the battle*. One thing we i auat uata, however. Almoat all their acreunt* nay, that they refuied to aapitulate until we arraed to laluta their flag, Before the two month*' armiatice expire*. ! the Mexican* count confidently that Hanta Anna will have an army around him, which will prevent any fur th*r advance of Gen. Taylor. The Mexican paper* are lull of the order* of Ofnsral Bala*, made through hi* lecretario*, providing retnuice* for the war. We nave varioui circular* of Almonte, pne of wiiksh i* i.t the nature of a muuifnnto, and written with narked ability, hut we cannot give it to-day. On the morning of the 14th ol October, a rumor wa* j Circulated in the city of Mexico, that aouo battalion* of the National Ouard designed te i**uo a pronunet'<rti?nf?, , the object of which wa* to wreit the rein* of government Irom Gen. 8ale*, on the grouud that he wai aiming tm perpetuate hi* power, and intended to o.ize upon the property of the commercial clame*. Thi* rumor wa* tallowed by another of diaaanaion* in the Cabinet, threat- I niag the *tahility of the government. The multitude af*emb!ed in crowde about the palace, and at laat Gen. i ttalaa, accompanied by Honor Gomez Faria*, appeared \ SDil addreaaed the people,'endeavoring to (ootha and qaietthem The General wa* received, lay* the government organ, with enthunaam of the livelieit kind! The excitement autxequently took a new turn. Hei.or I Cortina, the Governor the Federal DUtrict of Mexico, wa* *?id to have given notioe to the merchant* that he could no longer gum ai,tee tiuaecurity of their property. Tha warehouaoa ot the merchant* weie, in fact, cloned in eomo quarter*, and the wa* *aid, were arming thcmaelve* in order to protect their property. Thi* I *ad again to the awemblnge of throng* or |>eople deeply I 1_ *HJU* to learn the lacti, and Gen. tiala* anil hanor Kariaa "led forttl an<1 addre*a?d the people, and aucre* leil in H^{"r?ing them quietly. All thi* commotion ia attributed v lh* P^P* 10 '?Tor of the government to the iutriffiiea ltl* monarchi?U. The Church 1* roundly heiatad <or favoring tha de.igna of thai monarchic* 1 ha mo'l"1 ol th* WBr*. ?f cooraa, their dread leat tha government ahouid *oize upon thair I raveuue* to carry on the *.* ' nited mate*. j flud uo^quiTOCii indicit.^ni 7* ^#5#fLl, seizure would be a vary natui*U?>d Justifiable maaiura i on the part of tha government .. . An rvpieee arrived at Vara Cruz on tha 31*1 ultimo, which announced that during tha night ol the 18th there ^ waa another alarm in tha capital. *imilar to that of the 14th, which wa* quieted, however, like that of tha I4ih, alter aome moment* of convuUion Wa bitterly regret tkeac commotion*, eaya ?1 Indicator, becauae 11 they tsaoBasssBsmEaaammmmaamm E-vr "O ?\ Juj NEY are continued, they will infallably produce our ruin ? Our enemy i? already 111 the hurt of the country, anil nothing hut the uuion of our entire strength can save ui. The government i? unable to discharge it* weighty obligation* toward a foreign enemy, when confidence ii thu? shaken by unfounded alarms, and the time of the government is wanted in prevonting and dispelling them.? We annes a circular from the 9tat? Department in regard to the last attempt made in tha capital It ii the bast mode of giving an insight into tha internal affairs of tha Republic. eiacuvaa. Mijiitit or Ixtcr*al and Koacion Relatiois. Sia?Tha enemies of the existing order of affairs, who are eqaally enemies of public repose, have aimed thia day to disturb the peaceable inhabitants of thia city, by circulating alarmiug reports, pretending that private property was threatened, an I that tha citizens composing tha National Guard were divided in opinion?all tnis being done with the oorrupt purpose of perpetuating discord and preventing the assembling of. that Congress which is to reorganize the republic Conduct so perfidious at a moment ol extreme peril for tho independence of the country, ii calculated to HOact moil deeply every true patriot and the people, who eagerly (ought to learn the origin of the alarm, and to place themselves around the upreme government But the government, supported by public opinion, dictated the moat etficecious precautionary memuraa, thanks to which, calm was re establiahed, without thn necessity of a resort to forco or any other arma than those of persuasion; and thia people, which haa been >o atrociously calumniated, afforded one more proof of the prudence, g?od sense and mode ratio u which it basso oficn given In the supplement to the Diario of this day, of which 1 send you copies, you will QnJ the proclamation; issued in the circumatanrea by hit Kraellency charged with fhe supreme executive power. Firm in his principles, he is determined to carry out the progrumma of the revolution commenced at Jalisco, and seconded in the citadel of thia capital. Standing upon this basil, he directs me to recommend te your Kx.-ellency that you provide,with the most solicitous z?al. tha' fu your State no foothold is found for the suggestions of the enemies of the plin of the citadel, who aim a', nothing less than tha destruction of the government. ilHt ou the contrary, you are directed assidioualy to provide for tha security of public order and libartv, as well as for rendering the assistance indispensable for tha prosecution of tha war in which the country is compromised. I reiterate to you assurances of my regard. Ood and Liberty. RfcJON. Mexico, 14th October, 1S48. Circular to the O jverners of tha States, and the political Chiefs of Territories. Subsequently to this latter difficulty, Senor Cortina sent in his resignation of hfa post. His letter is dated tae 17th of October. He says that his services can be no longer useful to tha government, as his viaws and wishes have bean misrepresented; and ha takea advantage of the order and tranquillity which prevails in the capital to lay down his authority. The newspapors premise that he will follow up his resignation with an txpoic of his motires for taking a step which was regarded as very eri' in tho then existing state of affair*. The subject ot these commotions in the capital is touched upon by the nanera as a varv rmvi on* anil U'N p?nnnl (tnuhl if it 10 considered by the govoi anient, or the above circular would no: havo been issued. We !\ ive, however, the pipers upon one tide only, and are therefore unaulo to litkon the aecret causes of the difficulty. The promoter! of it are stigmatised in general terms as disorganize , monarchists, aud enemiea of their country. We may aa well mention, in thia collection, that Rejon, the author ot the above circular, subsequently re signed hia portfolio. We do not know hia motives, but it indicates farther disaffection. The Mexicans appear to be perfoctly apprised of the state of things in Mutamores. Their account* of the sickness which prevails there are quite minute. The Mexicans have received intelligence that our gov gainst Vera Cruz. Thii led to an immediate cull upon the troops in the interior to more to the defence of the city and fortress. From Jala|>a we bare the address of Colonel Sayago to his battalien of National Ouardi. It is fall of enthusiasm, and alludes to the succest ob'.ainod by the inhabitants of Alvarado over our forces, at hut the prelude to otber victories which await them. We Cad numerous military addresses of this kind, all alluding to AWarado. In Jalapa volunteers are urged to come forward and be organized as light troops, sjraewhat on the plan of "mimite ineu"?to be ready atauy raomont te march to any point which may be assailed Tue enemy evidently are dreadiug descents upon (he coast, and are organizing their forces with the specific view of repelling them Domingo Ibarra writes to the Secretary from Puebla on the ISih October, that a battalion ol troops styled " Libres de Puebla." a part ol the National Ouard,would leave that city en the following morning, on their way to Vera Cruz, in conformity with the orders of the war depai tmeut From other points, too, troops have gone forward to the same destination. XI Indicator ot the QJd October has an article eulogizing Oeueral Baradie for his skill, tart and judgment in bringing about the re incorporation of Vucstan into the confederacy, notwithstanding the formidable obstaclos which he encountered. SPECIAL DESPATCHES TO THE N. Y. HERALD OFFICE. AFFA1BS IN CALIFORNIA. Sept. 2, 1843. Ma. ? l hare only time to lend you these two proclamation*. aud lay California ii our. to all intanti and purposes, and ouri it will remain. Com. Stockton hai not io graat a field before him ai Oen. Taylor, but well will he acquit himself of all he undertakes in California or cliewaere. PIA9AN0. To thi Peopce or cilironnia:? On my approach to thii place with the fercei under my command, Joio Castrn, the Cammandant General of California, buried hii artillery, and abandoned hif fortified camp " of the Mesa," and fled, it ii believed towardi Mexico. With the sailor*,'.ho marine*, and the California ba'talien of mounted riflemen, we entered the "City of the Angel*," the capital of California, on the.13th of August, an! hoiited the North American Klag. The flag of the United State* U now flying from every commanding position in the Territory, and California ii entirely free from Mexican dominion. The Territory of California now belong! to the United Statei, and will be governed ai soon as circumitancei may permit, by officer* and law* similar to those by which the other Territone* of the United Stale* are regulated and protected. But until the Governor, the Secretary, and council are appointed, and tho various civil department* of the Government are arranged, military law will prevail, and the Commander-in-Chief will be the Governor, and protector of the Territory. In the mein time the people will be permitted, and are now requeited, to meet in their several town* and department* at tuch time and place ai they may see fit, to elect civil efficeis to fill the pl-irei of thoae who decline t.i continue in office, and to administer tha law* according to tho former usages of the Territory. In all cases where the people fail to elect, the commander-in-chief, and governor will make the appointments himself. All pert on* of whatever religion or nation, who faithfully adhere to the now government, will be (wMmd a* citizen* ef the territory, and will be zealously and thoroughly protected in the liberty of conscience, their persona, and property. No peraona will be permitted to remain in th-s territory who do not agree to support the existing government, nod all military man who desire to remain, are required to take an oath that they will not take up arm* agaioat it, or do, or say any thing, to diaturb its peace. Nor will any pcraoni, come, from where they may, be permitted to letlle in the territory, who do not pledge theniMlvea to be, in all reaped*, obedient to the law* which may be from time to time enacted by the proper anthoritie* ol the territory. All peraon* who, witheut ipecial penniaaion, are found with armi eutude of their own houaea, will be considered a* enemiea, and will be shipped out of the country. All thieve* will he pot to bard labor on the public worka, and there kept until compenaalion ia made lor the property stolen The California battalion of mounted riflemen will be kept in the service of the territory, and constantly on duty, to pre rent and pumsh any aggression* by the Indian*, or any other i*?n?. upon tne property of individual*. or tke peace of the territory?and California hall hereafter bo *o governed and defended as to give security to the Inhabitant*, aai te defy the potver of Mexico. It i* required that all person* shall remain in their house* from ten at nigi.t until lunhio in the morning, during the time tliia Territory n under military law. Signed K. K. STOCKTON, Commander-in-Chief and Governor of the Territory of California. City of the Angel*, California, Aug. 17,1846. To this Pron e or Cai.iroa.iiA : On the lAth of September, 1816, an election will be held in the aeveral town* and district* of California, at* and hour* at which such election*ihave usually been holden, for the purpoie of electing the Alcalde* and other municipal oftlreri In those place* where Alcalde* have been appointed by the present government, they will hold the election.? Ih place* where no Alcalde* have been appointed by the preaent government, (he former Alcalde* are authorized and required to hold the election. Given uncer my hand, thi? '.lid day of Auguit, Anno Domini, one thouiand eight hundred and forty-six, at the Oovcramect House " CiurfeJ" d* lot Angrlit. Signed, R. K. STOCK IO.V, ComniaDdet-in-Chief and (Governor of the Teiritory of Caliiornia. nkws fkom santa fk. [From the St. Louis Re|>wt li. an, Nov. 9 ] We had ti.e pleasmn, last evening, of a briel conversation with Capt \V. S Murphy, Co. R, Inf., Mo. Volunteer*, who had just arrived from Hanta Ke. Capt. Murphy left that place on the 9th October, and made the trip with only three mon it) hi* company, lie ia on public service, and will return as ipeedily as the nature of hi* huaineu will permit. Capt Murphy add* but Ititleto the tockof information published by us on Saturday. We learn that Dr. Peni ia on hi* way home, with the expectation of entering on hi* dntie* a* *ub-trea*urar ? He waa left about one hundred miles from Santa Ke, and may be looked for in about fifteen day*. I'art of Col. Price'* regiment had reached Santa Ke, and the remainder would arrive on the lnth aud 1 Ith of October. The battalion of Mormon*, under Lieut. Col Smith, had alao arrived. Capt. Murphy met Lieut. Col Thompson, who had , *'! PPJWted to the command of the Mormon*, at the Willow Bar, on hie route to Hanta Ke. He had been so unfortunate a* to lose all hi* horae*, except lour, and would not be able to proceed until he could obtain other animal*. 1 ho Tawnoe Indiana were yery troubleaome, and had W Y O J YORK, TUESDAY MOI | robbed nineteen teamster*. who had bean due harmed from th? ?ervice, end went on their return home , and at another po'nt they ha 1 tired on the Kovarunaeut train,, and killed one young man and woundol another. Provisions were beginng to arrive at Santa Fe, where they had been exceedingly icaroe. Traiua ware met all along the route, hut the teams were in bad condition. Krom our boundary to the Arkansas, the grata wa* pretty good, but beyond that poiut it was completely dried up. The health of the troo[ia at Santa Ke wai very goo.l.and we hear of no deaths among them. From a correspondent at Santa Ke, we received last Bight the following letter, and at the rea liest means of complying witn the wiahei of the writer, in the opening paragraph, wa insert it ju?t us it comes to us;? Santa Fk, October 2, 1846. Though removed a long way trom the city of St Louis, we occasionally have the pleasure of sitting down to cull . me ue wi 01 me any irom me Krpublican, and to lite number I find you have fallen'into an error about the Medical Department of the Western Army. Speaking of Dr. Tcnn'f late appointment, you mention him ai Chief Medical Director, when he only aurgeonto Col. Doniphan's regiment; Dr. De Camp, an experienced and mueh esteemed man. whoso commission Jutes back to the daya of Mouroe, being head of it Dr. De Camp haa been stationed tome time at Kort Leavenworth, and bow you hare been led into the mistake 1 cannot imagine, ?? hit namt> hus appeared in the .Irmy lltgiiter for many year*, llie frienla wou.d like to have the correction made, not from ?ny prejudice or feeling against Dr Penn, but in juitice to one whoso name us a Surgeon and man haa long been wull and favorably known to the public Dr Do Camp ii in Gen. Knarney's start', and haa hia confidence in an eminont degree, beiug l?tt here by the General to manago the whole Medical Department for tho urmy. Dr. Gritfln accompanies the General to Ctliforuia, and Dr. 1'enn ia, of course, under the order of Dr. De Camp. General Kearney left hare on the 'J5:h of September, for California, with the regulars, and C*l. Doniphan is now in command, nut is expected to leave for the south by the 'JOlh of this month, when Col. Price, who reached tliin place on the 3Jth ult, will take charge of it Several companies of Col. 1'rioe'a command reached this place to-day, and all are expected before th? Uth. Capt. Hudson is still here, awaiting the arrival of the Mormons, when ha will follow Geueral Kearney with the Mormons, having organized a company of mounted men expressly for the purpose, taken liom different corps.? The Hon Willard P. Hall was elected 1st Lieutenant of it, and goea with him. Aa yet we have had no difficulties with the Indian triboa, but I may say that it is almost hourly expected, aa they will not like to be restrained from plundering the New Mexicans. We have no news trom the south or any quarter, and wait anxiously tor the mails to com! up trots the States, a rumor having reached us that tho preliminaries of a treaty of peace had been agreeif upon, and that General AHjiui nu uiuui?ti iu rucru*4 iuo ivio uranue. 1 send you a list of tha appoiutinents made by the General before be left for the Territory. Notice?Being July authorised by tho President of the United State* of America, I hereby make th? following appoint:neutn for the Goverunient of New Mexico, territory of the United States The officers thus appointed will bo obeyed and respected accordingly. CllAKLKS BKNT, to bo Governor Do?acia*o Vioil, to bo Sec. of Territory. Uichird, to be Marshal. Krakcis P. Blair, to be U. S. Diet. Att'y. ( hisJBli mmsr, to be Treasurer. KuutMk. Leiteniuokkeh, AuJ. Tub. Acct's. Jo a a Hough TO!, A>to*io Jose Otero, Bkaibie", to be Judges ofthe Sui>?rior Court. Given at Santa Ke, the Capital of the Territory of New Mexico, this 32d day ot'Septeinuer, 1843, and in the 71st year of the Independence of the United States. S. W. KKAKNKV, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. NEWS FROM THE PACIFIC SQUADRON. [Krom the N. O. Picayune, Nov. 8.] In our Mexicao papers we tiuJ accounts trom Teplc, a city within a few miles of Sau Bl<u, to the 6th of SeptAfter announcing Commodjru Stockton's doclaration of blocked*, it state* that tke Cyano was blockading the port of San Bias. The Cyane captured there too small Mexican national vessels both from Mazatlau, one called the Solita, the other the Susaua. Two boat* had gone ashore from.the Cyane, and spiked several pieces ef artillery in tbe tewn. They ottered no offence to the inhabitants, but warned them against any intermeddling or hostile proccoding. It was believed at Tepic that Commodore Stockton had despatched a vessel to each oi the parts of Acapulco, Mazatian and Guayama*. NEWS FROM THE ODLP SQUADRON. [From the New Orleans Picayune, Nov. 6.] We wore so fortuaate as to receive yesterday, by a pilot boat which touched at the Balixe, advices from the squadron in the Gulf down to the 37th of October. The accounts are very Interesting, but we regret to say arj not favorable to the success of our arms. On the 16th October u second attempt was made by Cora. Connor upon Alvaraio. In consequence ot the grounding of one of the vessels which had three othora in tow, tbe Commodore found himself most reluctantly compelled to abandon the enterprise. We cannot give an adequate lepresentaiien of tbe disappointment of men and officers engaged in the affair. Tbey suffered no loss?but from unavoidable accidents, from tho force of circumstances beyond tbeir power to contrel, they could not get into action with their enemy at close quarters as they desired. Th"> gallant old Commodore was tho moat chagrined of all. He took the command of the expedition in person, upon the stoamer Vixen. His vessel succeeded in getting acrcas tbe bar and reaching the desired position, where she stood the br?nt of tbe bre of the Mexican battery of twelroguns, till the McLane got aground, and it would have been feolhardiuess to persist in the enterprise. Com. ( onner stood all the while upon the wheelhouso of the Vixen, calm aud unruffled, while the shot flew around him. One ball, striking short of the schooner. dashed the water over his person, filling his face and eyev Unmovs I, he wiped the wator from his face, and, solicitous only for otheis, inquired if any one was hurt. His beating is described to us as everything that we could have wished. Perfectly unruffled, he would not eipjse to nseless hazard his command, after it hecame ovident that from accident the enterprise must fail His officers and mon, however, were rendered half Irantic by the order to withdraw. There was nothing so rash and desperate that tbey wonld not have performed it, rather > hsu have otm ed the summon* to desist. * m m m We have some trifling incidents connected with the subjects touched upon in the ubove letters, which were nut written for publication but may not be without their interest. Don Thotnai Marin, one of the most accomplished officers in the Mexican Navy, commanded the loi titrations of AIvsmjo. The j>a;>?r his report of the attuck has been accidentally mislaid or we would give tbo whole ! it; but it is in the ustinl style ol Mexican report*. He declares that he ia ready for us aguia at any moment, tod this probably is true. The Commodore, from hia position in advance on the Vixen, discovered another Mexican work half a mile further up the liver, or lagoon as it may more properly be called, where three guns were mounted in battery, and supported by a gun brig and two guu-bosts, serving as water tia terus. Perhaps it wa* tiie discovery ol these addi tional means of defence which influenced the Commodore not to persist lu his attai it without the support of more of his lorce. In the report of Senor Marin the losv of the Mexicans is not mentioned, but he speaks of the lost of one Mexican officer who was not on duty, but in the atreets of the town half a mile back of the lort. He was a captain in the army, and waa struck by a shell from the Mississippi, mid we need not say was almost annihilated. Another shell fiom the Mississippi let the Mexican colors on fire in the lort, but they wero speedily replaced. In this attack the same pilot who was on board the Truxton when she got ashore piloted the McLane. His name is Jim McNeil, and he is a Scotchman. He discharged bis duty under the impressive belief that upon the first accident he would be shot. We believe it is not pretended that he played us falae. The pilot gave warning of the danger in season, and tfce vessel went ashore in going about. 1 hat we should have escaped from this enterprise witkout any loss appears almost miraculous, ao thickly flew the shot. It struck all.around the boats, it ricochoted over them, and one shot struck an oar blade. Had grape shot been thrown, we ohould undoubtedly have had a lamentable loss of lite to record. The attack was a subject of remark among the officers of the foreign vessels on that station. So far as is known, tbey look upon the isiue as unfortunate, but as in no way disgraceful to our arms. They fully appreciated the difficulties which we had te encounter, and were not surprised by the result. It is idle to deny, however, that the result will disappoint the country, and we might be ready to join in lamentations over it, were we not assured that the Commodore by no means despairs of succeeding in his j urpose, multifarious as are the difficulties he will have to encounter. Some of these difficulties will have suggested themselves to the reader already, and others ere this have tioen obviated or overI come, ltut it is idle to conceal the fact that the natural ' defences of Alvarado are of a character the most formi1 dable , und in every attempt which may be made, o?r 1 vessels must incur great hazmds, quite independent of i mo niuui,i4i uciouvcivi uin uvoi tt e uitc iiu ueaigu ol interposing defence for Commodore l onner. The Tact* of the caie will l>e his defence to thorn who are acquainted with the difficulties of hia position ; but we with to eall attention very seiiouily to th??e tacts, an detailed in our correspoudent's letter*, that none may form a ruh conclusion in the premises. We have reason to preaunie that Conmoil r? Conner would at once hav4 proceeded to organise the plan of another attack U|>on Alvarado, bad aot be deemed it proper to despatch the expedition agsmst Tobasco on the day after hi* repulse. by whichmovument be baagiven another opportunity to hia rflicers, chafed and mortified, to wipe j out tan remembrance of their recent mUfortune. at the 1 tame time being generous enough to allow hia secend in command, (Com Perry,) to achieve something upon a I field whero it wrs not a point of honor with himself to take the command in person. Upon the Tobaaco expedition, Com. 1'erry has taken with him about 400 ottlcera and rien from the Cumberland and Karitan a* auxiliaiies With this expedition have gone, too, almoet all the marines in the squadron The Commodore baa done everything to inaure it* success. j We are sorry for our friend Howard, of the M'Lana. Hia Teasel is quite too alow for him, and la not worth the i powder it would take to blow her to pieces. In going down to Tobusco. the Mississippi, with three schooners in tow, had to lay to to enable tne M'l.ane to come up and Anally the Misaiaaippi took the M l.ane herself in tow. Out despite hia slow boat, ( apt Howard had op- ' portunity to show hia stomach ler a tight, and retired with unspeakable reluctance, agreeable to orders. We tiave some notices of the state of the defences of .San Juan d? IJlua. There ia nothing very new about them, but they confirm all that we hay* before said oI RE I

tNING, NOVEMBER 17, the almost impregnable strength of that second Gibraltar. There um ioi gun* mounted. of heavy calibre, aud a reinforcement of yoo artillerists, principally French, baa recently been added to the garrison. Speaking of the strength of the fortress, the kngli?h commanding oUlcer on that itation recently remarked that EngUnd and the United States together had not ahipa enough afloat to take it We have an anecdote in regard to the bark Coosa not without interest. Aa the Coosa was lying otf Vnton Lizardo a boat from her, manned hy sailors from the squadron, waa caught by a sudden ch inge of wind and blown ashore. The sailors succeeded in passing themselves off as the crew of the bark, and they communicated with the consignee of the vessel. He proceeded in consequence to write a letter to be forwarded by them to the captain of the bark, and waa in the act of delivering it t.) them when some one gave him a hint that they were meu-oi-war * men. He *ent immediately on lor a guard to apprehend them, threatening to have tkeir throat* cut in us hour*; but before the lancer* arrival which wat quite speedily, the wind lulled,and another boat was aent off by the Commodore and took the tailor* on board. The boat in which they were cait aahore wa* burned by the Mexican*. There ha* been 10 little change in the ((madrons on 1 the Vara Crux ttation, either American or foreign, that we do not give a list ot the vessel* to-day* being crowded for room. Albany, Nov 15, 1940. Tkt Political Intriguti of the Day? Will Oardintr Reiign: There are disclosures making hare from time to time of plots and intrigues of a nature perfectly irjiidious and alarming. The outlines of one of these plots which has been darkly hinted at by one of the confidential advisers of Silas Wright, will, when fully developed, be rather calculated to impair the confidence of the anti-renters in the mongrel administration which, for peculiar purposes, they bave been instrumental in putting into power. This faction contemplates the accomplithmont of a specific object; what that object may be we will not pretend to say. But we will say, that the means which they regard as very material to the perfection of their plaiu, are likely to fail. The verv head o< the Govern mew may tall; this contingency depends, we suppose, upon circumsUncei over which men have no influence; but that the failure of the next subordinate ofilcer of government to yield his support and approbation to the measure* for which he received the votes of the antiront party, depends exclusively upon such a contingency, there are great and reasonable doubts. That officer haa received the news of hi* re-election, under circumstances so peculiar, with murked displeasure ; it is known that he has had repeated conferences with Silas Wright during the past week, upon this delicato subject ; and, finally, it is even known that he ha' contemplated, and now contemplates, a resignation of his office. While wo cannot question the propriety of luch a movement, we will opt believe for the present that tkU gentlemen will take a step ao obviously impolitic, and ?o clearly opposed to the bait interests of the State. The Constitutional Vote. Amc^dio Votc ro* ('olflTlTUTIOPI. CONVBBTIO*. Counties. Yes. No. Yes. Mo. :i8 before given.... 133,711 61,922 152,020 22,808 Chamnng 2,t68 180 2,OCO U Madisou 7,907 2,716 4.281 781 Columbia 85,282 901 4.799 *93 Herkimer 3,382 1,029 4,3(6 486 Livingston (4.278 ? 3.623 241 Wvomiog 3JIII . ? 1,64 6 276 Jefferson 4,191 ? 6.397 1,100 Sttnbcn 5,?94 1,073 4.6M 253 Totals 165,161 ?7,m 181.801 26,926 67,821 26.926 Majorities 98, 040 157,88* Vote on Negro Suffrage. Jibo. Vote Counties. Yet. So. in 1*44. 30 before given 35,83} 131,MS 7,621 N lags-a ? 2,025 310 Schoharie 3M 4,409 111 Chenango 1,3(5 4,005 2)3 Madison 2,331 2,502 1,111 < olamhia 646 5,261 11 Westchester 22S 5 302 19 Livingston ? 2,314 210 Wyoming 534 ? 442 Touts 41,307 160 38>i 10,278 41,307 Majority against 119,079 XT? n...... ftu iuljt H'eathtr?But in* n?Cotton?Thtalricalt, The weather has continued mitt, pleasant, anil delightful. Business during the week hai been pretty brisk, although there have not been io extensive transactions in cotton as wai anticipated, owing to the difficulty o^ negotiating oxchangei, both foreign and domestic, which hai caused the market to waver, notwithstanding a reduction in freight hai partially counterbalanced the great decline in exchange*. There is also a reluc" tance to go extensively into the markot by buyer* until tho itate of the foreign market cau be ascertained, and there will not be a heavy buiine** done until the xeceptioa of tho next nowi, which will be about Friday next, (and not (then unless the news is favorable). Holders have been unwilling to submit to any roduction in rates, notwithstanding they have large stocks ou hand. The sales up to last night were quite 14,600, although they have been reported under and over these figures, and to-day's transactions will increase them to fully 10,000, if not 10,000 hales. There has been in some instance* a decline, but not sufficient to warrant uzjr alteration in quotation*. The arrivals have been quito large during the week, and to day 3,600 bales have already arrived. The other markets continue in about the same conditioa as last week, and the transactiona in flour, corn, sugar, molasses; and tobacco do not differ materially. The town is all alive now, and beginning to b* gay.? The new ballet company gave ttieir first performance on Tueiday night, and vastly exceeded public anticipation. What Augusta's corpt dt bullet is 1 cannot, of course, say, but thi.i corps i* the moit complete we have ever hud in this country. M'lle Anna Trahattonni, the principal danieu'c, is an extremely pretty and weil formed woman, and Janees with precision, firmness, and grace, and M'lle Adelaide Lehmann, whose style is a little different, is nearly her equal ; besides these two, theie are three other goed danteusei Kinart. the principal male dancer, although a little tail for ballet, is one ol the best I ever saw, and there are also two other capital dancers in addition to v number of auxiliaries, and *ome of the l>e*t miines we hove ever had, second only to the Ravels They played a second time last evening, and to-morrow night produce a new ballet. They are already quite the rage. 1 have spoken of them thus at length, because they are to visit New York next spring. Miss Cohen, trom ,your city, a yoting American Jantrust, arrived in this city a few days ago Nhe i* en ?oged tor the seaion at tha Orleans theatre, and will npt-n with the regular company. The American opened on Tueiday night to good home, and has mad well filled every night since Mm Clifton that ?u, Mn. Place that it, hua arrived. Mbe plays, I believe aext week. She looks as captivating at ever. A now piece called the "Battle of Monterey " haa bean produced at the National Theatre here with considerable success. The piece ia trash, but the scenery ia very well done and aavea the piece. The St. Charles opens the latter part of next week. Common Plena. Before Judge Ingrahatn. Gtorf F. Bragg and Jamet H. Wlnfmort, vi. William Jontt, Sheriff, <J-c.?Thia wsi an action of trover to recover the value of certaio billa of goods, sold at different times to a person named Knapp. From the testimony it appeared that Knapp had, some time in September, 1846, commenced, or contemplated commencing, the dry goods business, in the eighth avenue. The goods for which the suit ia brought were purchaaed between tbat time and the month of December following, by two persona named Hopper and Buckley, as the agents of Knapp, and were delivered to hia at his store. Knapp became indebted to a man named Myers, and executed a bond to him upon which a judgment was rendered and an execution issued, and the goods in Knapp'a store sailed and sold, and the proceeds applied in payment of the judgment. The plaintiffs now allege that Hopper and buckley made lalso representations in regard to Knapp's solvency at tlie time of making the purchases, and tnat by such representations they were defrauded out of the goods. The court adjourned before the plaintiff's case was through. For plaintiff, Messrs. Hurlbutt and Johnson : for defendant. Mr. S. B. Blunt and Mr. It. N. Morriitn. Before Judge Ulshooffer John Af Htffernan and Mary kit xeift, ?. John ffiniringham ? Thin wan *n action of replevin to recover a rose-wood piano, levied on for rent. It appeared that Mr* Heffernan, the mother of one ol the plaintilts, rented a ho ate in Ueekmen meet from a Mr. Lafarge, in which the kept boarder*, and amongst others, the plaintiffs, who claimed to own thn piano, a quarter's rent acoro<?d due, and Lafarge issued a distress warrant", levied on it and told it for the defence Mra. Helternan, 8eu. waa called, who proved that ihe considered the piano hern, having purchased it from Mra. Heffernan, Jr, and paid her part of the purchase money. After the examination of this witness the testimony on the part ef the defendant waa closed, and the rourt adjourned to thi? morning Kor plaintiff, Mr. A. Benedict?for defendant, Mr. Boaworth. Iw (_'h*?ibii??? Chat H. AiolpK, e*. tfm. P. Karl*.?This was the defendant'* motion to compel the plaintiff to give security for coals in his suit against him as a proprietor of the " Lorillard House," lor breach of contract, lie. It appeared that the defendant, Mr. Earle, although his hill was paid tor rooms, 4c., alleged that Madame Adoiph* we* a phrenologist and syni|>ethi>i(t, or, aa by him called, a fortune teller, and, consequently, not a religions professor end entitled to rooms, and that she i* not a resident of New York; but from the eflldavits in contradiction, it appeared that the Mhakspeare Hotel had been permanently engaged as a piece of residence lor plaintiff, with hia wile and children, up to the first of February next, and the Judge gave an order to diimi** the application of the defendant, eo that Mr*. D Adolph 1* now conaidered Ma Axed resident of New York, (.'oats to abide the reeult of thy suit. Court Calfiidar-Thls Day. C.ommon lat, 17, 19, 31,13, jv 37, 31, :?S 87. fart id?4, 6, 10, 1?, 18, 48, !U, 38, 28. I. IERA 1846. The Warehoiuln{ Hyilcw! CIRCULAR INSTRUCTIONS TO COLLECTORS AND OTHER OFFICERS OF THE CUSTOMS TnrtiiHr I^kpartmknt, Oct. 30, 1846. Tht following initructioni amendatory of, and additional to, those contained in tke cit cular imtructione dated l<lrh Jlnguwl, 1848, are trammitted for ike government of the officers of Ike cuelomt The entrv of good* for warehousing ?hall be of the following form, (form 1.) and must be verified under oath or affirmation, us prescribed by the 4th (action of the act of lit March, 18i3, ami all the requirement* of the tith 7th, sth, and Uth sections of that act must be atrictly adhered to. If a part of an importation i? to be landed, and the duties paid torthwith, and the remainder warehoused, the two entries must be made simul'aneously, in which case the word "eutry," where it occurs in the oath, should bo changed to "entries and it tho importation U em- l braced in more than one bill of lading, or invoice, those worda also should be changed to the plural. It no invoice has been received, the goods may be en- | tered in conformity with the second section of the act of 1st March, 1833, but cannot be entered for warehousing When the duty has beeu estimated on the eutry, an t a copy ttierecf deposited with the naval officer, t'to collector shall take a bond, with satisfactory security, according to form 'J, in double the amount of the duties. Hv will then issue an order (form 3 ) to thn inspector, to send the good* to the public store, indicating in said order, which are to be weighed, gauged, measured, or marked. When the good* have been deposited in the warehouse, the collector shall cause them to be compared with the invoice, and the dutiable vulue, quantity, and character thereof ascertained in the manner provided by law; and alter the report of the appraisers lias been received by the collector, the importer, agent, or purchaser may withdraw any entire case or package, or uny quantity not lest than one ton in weight, if imported in bulk. If withdrawn for enmumption, the eutry?a copy of which shall be deposited with the naval officer?shall be made according to form 4; and upon the payment of the appropriate duty, a permit (form t>) shall be grantoJ for the delivery thereof. II witb<lrawn lor transportation to another district, the entry shall he in conformity with form 0. verifud by oath timilar to lorm 7, and the |)er?ou ?o entering ihall Rive bon<1 with satisfactory security according to form H; when the bon<l ha* been completed, the collector and naval officer shall grant ? certificate, form 1), to accompany the goods, >"><1 the collector ?hall certify to a copy from the original invoice as per lorm II), and shall issue a permit, to be countersigned by the naval otttcer, to deliver the goods for transportation, (form 11) When the good* have arrived at the port of destination, they may be deposited iu the public store, and the : duty paid lorthwith, iu which cane the entry shall tie a* par form 12, the permit to be according to form 24?il the duty is not paid ferthwith the eu'ry for warehousing jshall be in accordance with form 13, which entry when presented to the collector shall be accompanied with the transportation certificate (0) and copy from invoice (10.) aud shall be verified by the oath oftne owner or consignee as per form 14 ; the collector will then take a bond with satisfactory security according to form la; when the goods are deposited in warehouse they must be subjected to the same examination as is required by law on the importation of goods from foreign ports, and must be carefully compared with the copy from original invoice. It the colleator is satisfied that the goods so examined are the identical goods described in the transportation certificate, be wul grant a copv thereof aud certify thereon according to form lti, which certificate being presented to the collector at the port from whence the good* were transported, the bona (B) may be cancelled If the goeda are withdrawn from warehouse ut the port of origiual importation far exportation, then entry as per form 17 must be made, the oath proscribed in form 1? taken; and bond with satisfactory security, as per form 19, given for the delivery of the goods at a foreign port or place; wheu the bond is received, the collector and naval officer will issue a permit to deliver the goods to the surveyor, lorm 20, auJ shall direct tho surveyor to cause the same to be laden on board for exportation, indicating which are to be weighed, gauged or measured, which direction shall ba as per form 21; the officer under whose inspection the goods are shipped must certify on the entry as per form 22; to cancel tho export bond, 19, the exporter must furnish the proofs required by law. If the goods, after being warehoused at the second port, are to be withdrawn, aud tho duty thereon paid, the entry iahall bo uccording to form 33. On the payment of the duties, the colloctor will grant the following permit, to be countorsigned by tho naval officer; (see form 24) If withdrawn for transportation to a third port, tlie entry mint t>3 in conlormity with form 35, and an oath, a* per form 7, taken. After taking a bond, with satisfactory security, same at form 8, a permit for the delivery ot the goods for transportation, a* per form M, ahall bo issued; and the collector shdll grant to the porson so entering the goods for transportation, a copy oi the original transportation certiorate, and a copy of the certified capy from iuToice,ui>oB which he (lull certify ai perform! ^7 and 08. When the goods have arrivod at the third port, the owner or consignee shall make an entry thereof, according to form J9, verifying tho same .by oatli, as per torm 14, and by producing Uie transportation certificate and invoice copy issued at the ]>ort from whence the goods wore transported. Tho collector will then tuke a bond according to form lft, and will cause the goods to ho examined and compared with the invoice ; and if found to agree exactly therewith, will issue the certificate required to be issued by the collector at the second port in like cases ; which ccrtilcate being presented to the collectoratthe port from whence last transferred, the bond (b) may be cancelled. If the goods are intended to be withdrawn for exportation from the second, third, or subsequent ports, the entry for exportation to be us per form 30, the order to deliver to tho surveyor as pel form 31, first requiring the oath and bond prescribed to he taken in like cases when goods are exported Iron the warehouses at the port of original importation Tho forms prescribed for withdrawing goods from a second port of warehousing may alio bo used at the third or fourth port, and used iu entering goods at a third port may be used also at subsequent ports at which thoy may be entered for warehousing. To prevent fraud* upon the revenue, wines and spirituous liquors imported in casks, demijohns, or other similar vessels, must be encased at the expense of tho shipper, before delivery from the warehouse il entered for transportation, and all other packages containing more than one quality or description of goods, and liable to have their contents changed in transitu, should be corded and sealed in the manner prescribed by the insti notions of the department, with reference to goods entered for transportation to Santa Ke and Chihuahua, dated JJth frebiuary, 1846. Oreat care should be taken nt the port of destination to ascertain that no chauge has been made in the contents ol tho package, by withdrawing any portion ol the goo ls and substituting dillereut or inferior article. , Wines and other distilled spirits heretofore deposited in public stores, under the direction of the surveyor, or in privato stores under the joint custody of the surveyor and importer, to secure the right of drawback on the exportation thereof, must be stored herealter in the public storrs hired by tho collectors, except where stores bave ulreaily been hired for that purj>osc by the surveyors, who are ihareby instructed to hire i.o inoro stores lor that purpose, nor to renew any 1 mes already made uuous on wmr.u uie uuui's nave wn open paid, cannot <>e stored for a longer poriod than oue year, to lie computed Irom the date of original imitation (the 'lay on winch the vessel entered), without being subject to tale in the manner prescribed by the first section of the act of bth August, 1S4A, but this limitation of one year does not apply to good* after the duties are paid, nor to goods exempt from duty; but all goods upon which the duties have been paid either before or after the storing, and go*ds exempt Irom duty, may remain in public store lor any period ol' time, so long as the usaal storage is paid When goods have been deposited in the public stores, the owner or importer, on application therefor, shall be entitled to receive a certificate as perform 3i, either for the entire importation, or ler each package er parcel thereof, on payment of twenty cents for each certificate; which certificate shall be issued and signed by the collector, or by some person to be designated for that purpose by the rolleetor, with the approbation of tha Secretary of the Treasury, which person shall be entitled to receive from the importer a copy ol the warehousing entry, and shall be allowed to retain out of the money re ceivcd Tor mrh certificates iuch reasonable amount hi may he fixed by the collector with the sanction of tho Seerotary of the Treasury, a* hii compensation, an I the residue thereof, if any, after deducting the expense of printing, filling up, registering and cancelling said certificate', shall be paid over to the collector, to tie by him placed to the credit of the Treasurer of the United State*. When a uotmit has been issued lor tho withdrawal of goods warehoused, the storekeeper or other officer havii,g custody ot the goods, is instructed not to deliver the goods until ho has ascertained that u certificate ha* not been issued, unless the certificate, if issued, is presented with the permit, or has been cancelled. In addition to the quarterly report required in previous instructions, each collector is directed to furnish a quarterly statement, showing what goods have been withdrawn from the warehouses fn his district for tr asportation to the warehouses in another district, designating in such statement the Umo when transported, the marks, numbers, description and contents ot easli package or parcel, and the dutiable value of each, and to wha' port transported, arranging the statement in such milliner as will exhibit the transfers to each jiort; also a statement showing what transfers tave been made into their port from warehouses in otheFdi-itricts, designating the transfen from each port separately, stating the mark*, number*, value, kc,, tand accounting for each package received by a seiHkrat* s'utoraeut of the duties collected on goods so transferred, and indicating what remain in warehouse. When goods are withdrawn from warehouse in quantities less than the entire importation, the expense of weighing, gatigicg, or meaaurmg, must be paid by the 1 owner, imjiorter or agent, if it d? necessary to weigh, gauge, or measure such portion, in order to a?certain the , dutiable value. The warehouses shall be openod at sunrise and closed ataunMt, and no Are or lights must be permitted thereinII. J WALKER. Secretary of the Treasury. J j Mzstino or Congress ---Tho avenue will soon j ] be animated by a busy and bustling multitude. , j The nexttfession ef Congress commences on the first , Monday of neat month, ihe 7th of ?ecember?next Moa- j day three weeks. It is a late day in the month, and t , i opena the short session A tew of the members are already in Washington. .Messrs Benton. Bagby, and ( i Westcott of the Hsuala, Mr Roberts of the House of I Representatives, from Mississippi, who was drawn her* | at an tirly da? br lome important domestic arrange- | | menu, aid Mr Npeaker Oavls, who ha* come on for the , I purpose of peying a visit to hi* mother in Maryland-? I I If asAing fvn l/ruon, A'uv .M, j LD. ""* 'r ?1??- ?a Price Two OmIi. Police Intelligence. Nbt lti?J\ DiiAiimit Hortrr - Officer* LmutI idJ Brown, two of'the Chief* aid*, arretted on Saturday laat a mm by tha nam* of Arte ma* Pepper, portar in the employ of Layman. Convert* k Pomeroy, dry good* merchant, corner of Liberty and Little Oreen atreet, on a charge of Healing from the above firm at variou* timei, piece* ol cloth, blanket!, velvet*, kc., amounting! to teveral hundred* of dollar*. On the arre*t of the accuied by the above vigilant officer*, ha became alarmed, and after a ?hort time acknowledged hi* K'lilt Oil the officer* searching hi* peraon they foun 1 $114 in bank bill*, the proceed* of a portion ol the property ?tolen ; and on eiamining the raudence of the accused a piece of Alapacca, two blanket*, and a velvet ve?t pattern, were found, |ul*o belonging to the ahovu tlrni. I he oAcer* next urrented an artful looking "<lo l<?T,''called William Quirk, whom fhey found in a rear banement, at No l?"> Coder atreet Tim fellow, it appear*, ha* been "fencing" for Pepper. for on aearching hit premive* they diacovered a lot of article*, (uch a* blanket*, dianer*, negro cloth, kc., which he had pur chaied from tlii* dUhoneat porter, knowing full well that the *ame*wero itolen from the above Arm. The Chief of police committed them both for trial. CKargrof F.iht I'rttenen ? Officer Hue arreated yesterday, a iiermati bv the name of John H. Wehman, on a warrant wheiein he atand* charged with obtaining money py iaiMi ie|>retemniioi>t irum .nr. neur/ i.oiuian, of the til lit ot bolting and Lel'mau, No. J J J Washington street, i>ndor the lull^ftirg riictimt'.ancat;?It appear* that the accused applied to Mr. Lefman about a week ago for the purpose of inducing .Mr Lefman to become hit security tor the payment ot two judgments, one on the .Marine Court for thu ium of fiO>, anil the other for -ji 1H 37 ceuta on tho K'ourth and Histh ward Court.? and to la isfy Mr. Lefman respecting hii responsibility the accused represented tbnt heownud a lot of goods in the store No. Uil William at , woith at least $H00, free from nil encumbrances, mid alto owned goods iu the tore ou the corner of Greenwich and Liberty, worth #1000?and that upon the Kit mentioned itock of goo la there wa? only *17.'> Incumbrance. Consequently upon thane representation) .Mr. Lefman signed the bonds for the paymeut of such, and liace that time the accuaed haa avoided the complainaat. Mr. Lefman having atcarlaiued that the accuaed had disposed of the property to rapreaeuted, the goad* in William atreet wero (Old on the Jd November,some time previoua to the representation* beiag made, at belonging to thu acruaod, consequently the atatementa were falsa, and fraudulently made, to induce Mr Lefman to becorna hit security for tho payment ot the above Judgments.? Justice Oshorue committed tuo accuaed to the Tooth* lor trial. Robhni on the five Psinft.?Officer McMannut, of tha fllh ward, -arretted yesterday, two women called Ann Mulligan and Mary brown, ou a charge ot Healing a wallet containing # >0, belonging to Jerry Uurley, while in a thi Ting ?ril> locataJ*at No. 90 Cross (treat Locked up tor examination by Justice Drinker. Charge of llape?A fellow called Robert Rankin was arretted yeitei.Iay on o charge of commjping a rape on the person of a small girl of ouly S years of age, by tha name of Mary l'aluier. The laical was committed to piiton for examination by Justice Koome. nGrand Larceny.?Emeline Thompson, John Wilson, and Gustine Wilton, were all.arreited yesterday, on a charge of robbing Dennis McCarty of (45, while in a arib located at No. 316 Water street, witha portion of tha money iu their possession. All locked upbyjnstio* Drinker for trial. lfiihonett Servant?Captain I'erry of tha 6thward, arrested yesterday, a woman .by the name of Isabella Jones, on a charge of robbing Mrs. Mary Dougherty, of No. li l.aight atraet, with whom she lived at servioe, of a uuantitv of famale wearing apparel valued at $il ? allot which Captain I'erry re her property. Committed for trial by Justice Drinker. Caught at I.ait.?Officer Smith, of the Mb ward, arrested yesterday a fellow called Edward Stepbeni, on a charge of Healing a mi!vei lever watch, worth %6i, silver cuain, worth $4, and $3 in money, belonging to a colored man by the nnmo of Oeorge I). Matthews, of 38 Canal street. Thin theft, it appears, was done aoma four years ago, the accused having acknowledged it to a third puity that he did commit ttie larceny. On being 1'(risked" at the station house, the above officer found on his person, an old fashioned gold watch, No. ll-JSfJ, Edward Manley, maker, London, and a quantity of spuirous bank bills on the Agricultural Bank, Montreal, and a $100 bill purporting to be on the Cincinnati IJunk, contained in a large leather pocket book.? An owner in wanted for the watch. Apply to Mr. Snow, clerk of police,Toinbs. Justice Drinkor locked him up for trial. 1'elit Larceny.?Officer Sheridan, of theMth Ward, arrested yesterday a woman called Mary English, on a charge ol stealing a pocket book containing $10 in bank bills, ami a breastpin worth $6, belonging te EliasSmith, while in a " crib" In Water street. Locked up by Justio* Drinker for trial. On the" Sneak "?Some " sneaking" thief entered the dwelling house No. 183 Chambers street, occupied by Mr--. Colfin, yesterday morning about H o'clock, and managed lo steal from the diiung room a lot of silver ware, coiiais ing ol toilu and spoons, and escai>ed without detection New Yoaa, Nov. IS, 1846. J. LtTDCit, Esq., Assistant Captain 6th ward Police: Kir,?1 sold J. Cassidy ten white ttgured silk taanikerchiefs. He informs the writer that they were taken from him, supposing that they wero stolen. Such is not the ease, as he puicha ed them on Saturday, 14th October. Yours respectlully, OEO. O. DENNETT. Coaoats's Orr.icr, Nov. 16 ?Sudden Death.?The Coroner held an inquest, yesterday, at the 10th ward station house, on the body of William Helms, >6 yesrs ol age, a native of Long Island, who was taken suddenly ill on Sunday night, at the corner of Bowery and Grand street, and lell down and almost instantly expired. The jury rendered a verdict that the deceased came to his death by disease of the heart. An inquest was also held by Aldernsn Purser of the tin wuiu jcmoiuiy, ?i iiw. 111 itvvicvrii ai., uu uia uvuj of Peter Kerailla, a native of K ranee, 47 yttri of age. On nearcliuig bu perton J>4ti 82 in money WH found, which was handed to the public administrator. It appears tbe deceased wn a cook by trade and formerly lived at No. >53 V'ekcy st. Verdict, that the deceased cam* to his death by apoplexy. The Coroner likewise held ail Inquest yesterday at No. 33 Washington street, on the body of an unknown man, about 4ft y ears of age, who cam* to his death br apupleiy arising lrom intemperance. Verdict accord ingfy. Ila?rd of Supervisors. Alderman Hart in the Chair. The minutes of the preceding meeting were read uU approved. Aid. Poasca offered n resolution to sppolnt a committee of five to procure information and report such information to the Board previous to tho first Tuesday In January next, that Iwing tbe day on which the Supervisor* were required to uivido the county into Assembly and Senate dmtricts, pursuant to the requirements in the new constitution. I.aid on tbe table by a vote of 14 to . Prtitiom Rrftrreit.?Of JohnS. Stephens and sundry others, tor remission of taxes. Communication.?A communication from the Secretary of State in relation to n pupil to he placed in the institute for the blind. Referred to the Comptroller. Report! *1Ho,ittd.?Ot Committee on Taxes, adverse to granting tbe prayers an-l petitions of the following persons Leonard Bond, Jouu f lapper, Abrana Cox, Aaren Smith, John Harris, J. (i Atwater, William Hick off, Ed ward Miller, D. M. Wilcox, David P. Minor, M. Van Wart, John Otter, David M. Halester, Jacob Btettheemer, Joseph L. White, Elenor Curand, Jaques Vallier, Harman Mass and Michael Dogon. To be Retired from Taxft? Of same Committee, in favor of a remission of taxes to the following persons :? jonii VIIHU;J, rmiiui ? vuiuun, jbu?I AJ?|0 way, Robert Oilchritt, Joel o. Coin lee, John Heath, James Smith, Ueorge Prince, F. O. C Bchardlin, C. II. fond, and Joseph H. Ath, Eliza N. V. Heyden, and John Pemberton. Of Select Committee, lu favor of regulating yid conforming the talari** of the attestors in the (Intrant wards. Of oommittae on County othcei, advorae to auditing and paying tho billa of tho State < onventiou, lor printing, he. Of < Committee on police watch and priaona, in favor of paying $149, a part of tbi< claim of Mr. Brown, keeper of Lid ridge street pi i?on, tor hi? attendance at the Court of Oyar and Term iner during the trial of Mary Bodine, and adverse to pay. ing the remainder. Home amall biila connected with the Police department were then admitted and oroerad to ba paid, and the board adjonrned to Monday, the Mth Inst. Court of GenanQ Haaalona. Before Kecorder Scott and Aid. BtMMll and Maaaarole. Joniv McKaon, Diatriot Attorney. *,Nov. 19 ? Flea / Qui It y and Sentence ?William Pock, wat placed at the bar on a oharga of paaaing falso tokeuior ipuriou* bank billa, on the 19th of October laat. He pleaded guilty to tha indictment, and wai aant up to tho Inland for aix montha. footing with Intent to Kill.?Alexander Wilaon waa then called to trial on a charge of having committed an aaiault and battery, with intent to take the Ufa of Wit liam Wilaon, Jr.,a reaident of Pittsburgh, whila sojourning at the City Hotel on the ISth of August laat. Krom the remarks made by Jonas B. Phillips, Esq., in opening the case on the part of the proeacution the. following details were gathered. vii: that aparty consist ing ol William Wilson, Jr., Nicholas Miteaa Jane B. Wilson and Caroline E. Wilson the last amd a cousin of the other three, laft Philadelphia on the 90th ol July last on an excursion to Niagara Jallt; that on their way to Pniladelphia they stopped at tha CRjr Hotel on the Ivtb of August, with tha intention of leaving the following morning; that about 7 o'clock, on the morning Alexander Wilaon, tha brother of Caroline E. Wilson, made hit appearance att ha City Hotel, and demanded his titter, or rather warned William Wilton tg?>i'?'t"k,nK her away from this oity. that on the party going down stair* to the breakfast roam, prior ta tneir intended departure for Philadelphia, tha defendant in the rata went up to hit coutin William Wilson, and ordered him to leave hit, defendant'! sitter, whan soma words emued; whereupon, tha defendant draw forth a ix barrelled revolving piatol and dltchargad tha tame at William Wilton and Caroline E. Wilton, who waa than .< leaning on tha aim of tha former; at thia ttaga of tha lifBoultiat, William Wilton and hit brothar Nicholat immediately teiied hold of the dafandant and took the pistol from.him; toon after which ha laft tha houta, and wat not taen again for lour or Ave dayt, whan he wat arretted in Hoboken for attempting to take the lila of tha coatplainantt, Carolina E Wilton and Williaat Wilaon, Jrfhe indictment containa two countt; one charget the dafondant with an intent to kill Win. W ilaon. J '--i?!* with an attempt to kill hia titter, Carolina E. Wilaon, to that tha Jury may And the defender* guilty of an intent lo kill eltkar of tke before named persona or both, aa the evidence adduced In tha progress of tha trial nay War rant in the case The trial will he reaumad to-pat trow morning, until whan the Court adjournao

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