Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 2, 1847, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 2, 1847 Page 2
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ITT -"IT II II I -1 NEW YORK HERALD. ew York, Tueuluy, February ii, lti4t, 'J'lte .Vena from tin Army. The intelligence received yesterday from tho camp was highly interesting; the occupation of Victoria, without n battle, is important; and the rumor of the desire of the Mexican government to negotiate f r peace, would be of considerable moment, were it even supposed to be true. Who believes a Mexican rumor 1 Victoria, however, is taken ; it was a bloodless victory; but where is Victoria 1 It is said that it is the same place as New Santander, a town in the department of Tatnaubpas, and two hundred miles from the city of San Luis ile Potosi. Not many weeks ago a Wostcrn paper stated, on the authority o( a friend who had lived in Victoria, and was about to publish his account of the place, that its situation was sixty miles north of Santandor, near the place where Llena is marked on the map. But another situa won nas uuun assigned 10 v iciorta w e nave seen a map wherein it is represented as being sixtyfive miles to the north-east of Santander; that is, in a nearly opposite direction to the one given it by the Western oditor. How shall we reconcile I these discrepancies 1 Perhaps there are two Victorias in the department of Tamaulipas, just as , there are two Monclovasin the department of Coahnila. But all doubt on this score will now be at an end, for we have received tho news of the occu- | pation ol Victoria by Taylor and Quitman. Our ; forces arrived before Victoria on the 4th ult., ' and, after driving the Mexicans before them, as the wind does chad', they took possession of the own. We give the details of the news on the outside. They are deeply interesting. Another battle may soon be fought. Agricultural Resources of the United States Supply of Food?Scarcity In Kurope? Advance In Prices. Public attention in Europe is at present occupied with the scarcity of breadstuff's, and devising ways and means to provide food for the starving millions in Great Britain and in France. The governments of Europe are looking about lor additional souroes of supply, and their eyes Anally rest upon the United States, as being the only country capable of furnishing food sufficient to i make good any deficiency in the home harvests, j The capabilities of this country, in an agricultural point of view, is a matter of vast importance, and has been made a subject of much investigation by the statesmen of Europe. Whatever pro- : gress may have recently been made by the poli- 1 ticians of England in possessing themselves of in- 1 rmation in relation to the resources ol this Union, k ... 1. ... L 1 * .1 , .L. 1 tu ho to uui iuiaoii uuuui uui mat nicy iiuyc : he etofore been sadly deficient in such knowle ige. The United States have not hitherto been de med of sufficient importance in the rank ol natio >s to make it an object among public men of ot ier countries, to inform themselves thoroughly of jur immense facilities lor producing the raw mtierial for food and clothing. Circumstances have forced them to do that which ages would not otherwise have produced, and we have at onco taken a position second to no other nation on the face of the earth. We have within our limits every variety of climate and soil, and our productions are more numerous than any other country can boast of. The absence ol an external demand for our great staples has restricted their cultivation, notwithstanding which our annual surplus has been immense. The absence of internal imprevements in our most important producing.States has compelled the producers to appropriate their surplus pro. ducts to those uses which would have been abandoned had there been proper outlets, or had prices been high enough to have permitted a resort to the natural modes of transportation the country provides. These obstacles are now, in a measure removed, and the agricultural resources of those States will hereafter be most rapidly developed, and we shall, even with our extravagant anticipations, be surprised at the annual products of such States a* Indiana and Illinois. These two States can, if pushed, with favorable seasons, produce enough to supply our whole home demand lor consumption, leaving the production ol breadstutFs in all tho other States to supply any foreign demand that may arise. The annexed table exhibits the quantity of wheat and corn produced in each State and Territory of the Union in the years 18-13,184-1 and 1845 Psodi tnoa or Wh at ajcd Coon in ths United Stats*. " H Aeot, Huth'h. 1813. 1844. 1843. Maine 783.4*4 628,000 302 000 New Hampshire 334,782 5:48.000 647 nco Massachusetts 190,726 210,(00 247,000 Khode lilhuJ 3,376 4,000 3.(00 Connecticut 94.622 104 000 114,000 Vermoat 020,693 776 000 834,000 New York 12,479,499 11,973,000 16,200,000 New Jersey 971,727 873,0410 1,030 000 Pennsylvania 12,213,230 10,483.000 12,380,000 Delaware 333.197 367,000 440,000 Mary land 30,391.333 4,970,000 4.884,01.0 Virginia 9.044,339 10 803,000 11,883 000 North Carolina 2,437 661 2,461,030 1.969,000 South Carolina 1,326,974 1,460.000 1,168,000 tJeorgia 2,463,771 1,848,000 1,571.9 04) Alabaaia 906.969 1,088,000 980 000 Mississippi 4 39,38 1 3 4 4.00 0 3 7 8,000 Louisiana ? ? ? Tennessee 6.317,254 6,930,000 6,340,000 Kentucky 4,674,813 3,974,000 4,764 00# Onio 18 786,705 13,969,000 13,572 000 Indians 7,223 366 5,4,9,000 7 044.000 Illinois 4,829,182 3,380,'00 4 353 000 1,08 a,777 1,144,900 1 325,000 Arkansas 2,986 705 2,111 000 2,427,000' Michigan 5,2% 271 4,237,000 7,061,900 , Florida 686 1.000 ? 1 Wisconsin Territory 606,740 728,000 971,000 lows 493,611 555.000 793,000 District of Columbia 11,583 13,000 16,600 100,310,856 95,607,000 106.548.000 Corn, Zlus/ief*. # 1843. 1814. 1145. Maine T. 1,390,799 1.738,000 1.919,000 New Hampshire <30 925 1.662,000 1,828(100 Mass ichnaetts . 2,347,451 2,816,800 3,098,000 Island 578,720 6 36 000 7 31,090 ('... i-nrnt 1951'. 4*,8 5 408 ntO 9 029 1100 Vermont 1,212,853 1,4(0,800 1,728.000 New Vork 15 174,190 19 468,0(10 13,250 000 New Jeraey 3,805,121 6,966,'MiO 7,3ll,0OU Peon?Tlv*ni? 15 857,431 19,029 000 17,136,000 Delaware 2,739 984 3,014,000 2 713,000 Mart laud 6 201,282 4,653,040 3 273 000 Virginia 41,816 7*8 38,960.000 27,272 (00 North Carolina 27 916,077 22 338,000 14,8*7.(0# Houth Carolina 18.190 9 3 13 616 000 8,81,000 (Jeo 21* 26,960 687 22.200,000 13.3211000 Alabama 21 8:7,(89 22 '00,000 10.650,(.00 Mitaiaaippi 9,3 6.199 2,709 000 2,167 000 Couiuarn 8 917,39* 7,600,000 8,360.000 Taona.aa# 67.838,477 61,100,000 70.62>,000 Kentucky 19.355 156 47,100,000 54,625 COO I ihio 38,691,128 48 000,000 57 ,600,0' 0 Indiana" 36 677,174 24.500.000 30 623.(00 Illinoia 32 781 434 19 680.000 21 581,(1(10 VI moori 27.148 608 12,100.000 15,62.1,000 A'kanaa* 8 754,204 7, 00,000 8,250,000 Michigan 3,592 482 4,300,000 4,945 000 Honda 8)8 667 1,100 (Hill 733 0110 Witeomia 7.10 771 '.60 000 67 2 000 Iowa 2,128.116 1,693,000 2,028 000 Diatriet ol Colombia 47,837 |4 ooo 35.800 491,618,306 421,953,000 417,899,000 These returns are derived from the annual report of the commissioner of patents, nnd arc as correct ns possible to make them. It would bo proper to add to the above abrogates at least ten per rent fcr those deficiencies in the sources of infonnation which the commissioner could not prevent. The report ol 1846 Congress refuses to publish. Upon the penny wise and pound foolish principle, it reluseo to make an appropriation for the printing ol a public document which, at this time, would be invaluable. Jadging from the exceedingly favorable weather throughout the planting, sowing, and harvesting eason of 1816, we should think that the aggregate product last year was about twelve and a half per cent greater than that of the your previous. Upon this calculation, which wc consider a very safe one, the total production of wheat in the Un ted States, in 1846. was about 119,866,.WO bushels, equal to 21,1)7:13(10 barrels of flour, and of corn, 470,136,375 bushels. Estimating the home consumption at the rate of one barrel of flour per head, the aggregate consumption of the United States would be equal 10 twenty millions of barrels, leaving a surplus of ' 073/100 barrels for the total foreign demand. Four million bushels of wheat would bo required for seed; tint would reduce the flour for expoitv tion to 8,173,000 barrels. This is about double ihe quantity ever shipped from this country. The exportation of Hour from the United Sta'es to Great Britain, in each of the past thirty years, has been as annexed: ? kxrortt or Floi:* hom ths Uwitid Statu to U?r at Britain. 181 6 bbll 6,572 1881 bbls. 879,430 181 7 706.801 9# 968 1818 389,630 1833 ....22,207 1819 61,847 1834 I?."?* 1810 .171,772 1836 1821 94 641 1838 ' ?' 1822 13 090 1838 8,293 1823 4,262 1889 16? 1824 70 837 1840 "0.919 1836 27,272 1841 984 1826 18,376 1842 1827 63,129 1843 1828 23,368 1644 107.296 : 1829 311,170 1846 InnOOft* 1830 326,182 1848 100.000* * Kutimatetl. It will be perceived, in reference to the above ; table, that the exportation cf flour from this coun I try to Great Britain in 1831, was much larger tnan it has been any year since, and that in 1840, after two deficient harvests, the exportation only amounted to a little more than six hundred thousand barrels. Until last year the shipments of grain, such as wheat and corn, in bulk, have been very limited, but recently they have been exceedingly large, particularly of corn. This grain has heretofore been but little known in Europe, and we have been compelled to consume at home the immense crops annually produced. Necessity has brought about its introduction into the principal markets of Euiope to a very gToat extent, and the prejudices which have existed against it as an article of human food having been completely removed. It must hereafter be a very important staple article of export, no matter what may be the state ol the European harvests. As an economical, nutritious grain, it is superior to any other in existence, and will^prove as great a blessing to the poorer classes of Great Britain, as it has ever been to those of this country. The prod uction of corn in the United States has been heretofore about four times as large as that of wheat, and with twelve months' notice, or in a twelvemonth, the cultivation could be increased to such an extent, that, under favorable circumstances, the production could be nearly doubled This grain is grown to great perfection in every section of the count y. At the extreme North, and at the extreme South, it reaches early maturity, and is free from those disasters and diseases whieh nearly every other grain is almost annually visited with. The rich prairies of the West are peculiarly adapted to the cultivation of Indian corn, and the yield frequently reaches in that section, one hundred bushels of shelled corn per acre. It is the safest, and with a yield ranging anywhere above fifty bushels per acre, is the most profitable crop our farmers can devote their lands to ?and if prices remain until planting time in the neighborhood of the rates now current, the extent of soil appropriated to this grain another year will be immense, and the production, with a favorable season, enormous. Fifty cents a bushel for Indian corn, pays the producer a very handsome profit, and is equal to wheat atone dollar per bushel. We have no doubt contracts to any amount can be made now for com, deliverable next fall, at fifty cents per bushel; but our advice to the farmers is, avoid all contracts. The Western country will soon be | overrun with the agents of speculators travelling for the purpose of making these contracts; but the probability that prices another year will rule full as high as those now current, is so strong, that we hope the producers will avoid making such obligations as will deprive them of all the chances in favor of high prices. The real prospe: rity.of the country at large depends upon our agriculturists receiving the full benefit of every improvement in prices for their productions, and we lnienu oioctung trie game ot speculators in every possible way. The responsibility of speculators or their agents, is at all times of a very dubious character, and while the contracts on their part are fulfilled only as they may promise to be profitable, they require such security from the farmers, , as will prevent any failure on their part, in the event of prices being in their lavor. Let the agriculturalists have nothing to do with these land sharks, and they will be very sure of making a good year's business. The value of wheat, corn, and cotton produced in the United States, in each of the past four years, has been as annexed Value or Wheat, Cork and Cotton Pbohcud in thc United Statu. ISA}. 1844 114.1. 1846. Wheat. ..SSI 281.313 86 046 309 106.148,100 134,849,813 Corn... 276.986,211 210.976 100 292.129,3 0 376.109.100 Cotton.. 12,236,206 47,961,881 61,126,160 9? 000,000 Total...$424,117,770 344,988,694 464,(03,460 600,918,912 lathe absence of the report of the Commissioner ef Patents, we have made an estimate of the aggregate yield in 18-16. Our calculations have been based upon an increase of twelve and a half per cent, upon the production of 1846, and in arriving at the value, we have taken an average of prices current since last September. Prices improved very much in the fall of 1845, anil we have estimated the value ol the three articles named in the above table for that year, by prices at that time current; but the improvement in prices since, with the great increase in the production, has swelled the aggregate value of mcic siapies tu muio iiiau oia uunurcu minions of dollars, showing an increase since 1845, of $136,355,452, and since 1844, of $255,970,218. is the additional value given to these products, within the past two years; an increase which the producers should realize to the fullest extent. We do not mean to say that so much I has been added to the wealth of the country, for only the increase in value of what we export, is so much added to the public wealth. In 1845 we exported $61,580,151 worth of brcad: stud's and cotton, and in 1846 $62,096,926. This was for the fiscal year, ending June 30, 1845 and '46 ; and the increased value of breadstuffs exported in 1846 over 1845, was offset by the docreased value of cotton. The particulars of the export each year, were as annexed :? AosicULTi'RiL K*so*t? moM the United Statei. Vegetable Food. Year ending June 30/h. 1815. 1848. When $116,779 1,61'.97 5 f-'lnnr J,398 .193 11.668,669 Indian (Jo n 411,711 1,196 663 Indian Meal 641.613 916 087 Hve M??l 1 '2.908 131.11(1 Rye, ntu, other until (run and pulse.177.963 618 331 Bur nit or Ship Bread 3<.6 291 366 081 Pntaioea 131.926 69.(14 Applei 1,306 69 363 Rice 3.160, r,6 3.>64.991 $9 610,608 19,139,563 Cotton 61,748 613 42 767,311 ToUl $61,500,151 63,096 I* Frovided there was 110 increaso in the quantity exported for the year ending June 30th, 1847, the increased price for every article in the list would swell tho aggregate value full twenty-five pei cent, making a total of $77,621,157, being an ini crease of $15,524,231. In our estimate of the exports of agricultural products from the United States in the year ending June 30, 1847, we put down an increase in quantity of all things except cotton of at least fifty per cent, and an increase in value 011 the aggregate of twenty-five per cent, making a total increase of eighty-seven and a half per cent in value. At this rate the increased value of our agricultural exports this year will be nearly fifty millions of dollars. This is so much added to the real wealth of the country. No one can say this is not a safo estimate; it in rather bolow than above. It is impossible to tell what point prices may reach, or to what exteni the demand will go; but it is our impression tha the shipments will only be limited by our meant of transportation. Every vessel in port unengagec | is qmckly taken up for freight to European porti with breadstuffs and provisions. Freights hav( advanced to the highest rates, and many of oui packet ships are lying .uour docks tilled to then t utmost capacity, waiting then tegular day of sail I ing. Our railroads are employed day and night I . in bringing to market produce from the interior, ' and we have no doubt but that the whole of the | surplus breadstuff* in the country will find foreign j markets, end our own markets completely cleaned out before another harvest. There nre many who doubt the truth of the accounts every arrival from Europe brings us of the scarcity of food, and the condition of the poorer classes in that part of the world. They may be ' greatly exaggerated, but there is enough truth in them to satisfy us that every barrel of flour, beef, 1 and pork, and every bushel of grain we can spare, J will be wanted on the other side of the Atlantic, i At the date of our last accounts from Groat Britain, there were at least eight months to harvest ttme, I and the condition of the people of Ireland, at ' ! that time, was such as required the most exteu- , sive and energetic measures on the part of the government, to prevent thousands upon thousands starving daily. With all the government could J do, with an expenditure at the rate of two hun- j j dred thousand pounds sterling, equal to one mil- j I lion of dollars, per week, and by giving employI ment to hundreds of thousands of laborers on j useless public works, the greatest distress prevailj ed, and the poor, miserable, starving souls were 1 dying daily in spite of every effort to alleviate their sufferings. Immense numbers, upon the point ot starvation, were finding their way across the channel into England from France, with the hope of keeping soul and body together with the aid of public and private charity. If these things do not denote extreme scarcity of bread, we do not know what would. If the accounts are --J " uraalr, will in fllPR tn exaggerated nuw, a. io<n >? ..... ? ? mako them true, aye, more than true, they will fall far short of the reality. As severe as the pre- j sent distress must be, we cannot but anticipate a more dreadful state of things in Europe. What are the prospects for the next harvest 1 In the aggregate not very flattering. We doubt if the same breadth of land has been, or will be, cultivated this year as last Grain and potatoes, which should have been reserved for seed, have been kept for consumption. Animals, which should have been kept, particularly in Ireland, for propagating their species, have been slaughtered, and consumed. Laborers, who should* have be^n retained for cultivating the soil, are pursuing other empjoyments; the sword and fire arms have taken the place of the ploughshare and the pruning hook; and every thing calculated to check the progress of agrieub > ture has been adopted, and resorted to in a time of scarcity and want. What the result of all this will be, God only knows. From the Sandwich Islands.?By the arrival of the whale ship Niantic, yesterday, we received an enormous package of papers, including a full file of the Polynttian from June 12th to August ( 15th. The only items they contain of importance are the particulars of the wrecks of three or four whale ships on the Pacific, the facts of which we ; mentioned a short time since. A minute account I of the disasters will be found under the marine J head. Accounts from Tahiti to the middle of July had ! been received. There had been a number oi fights between the French and the natives, with much loss of life, but no decided success on either side ; and both parties adhered obstinately to their original purpose, the French insisting on unqualified submission, and the natives still com- i manding the fastnesses of the interior, but suffer- j ing greatly from the destruction of their bread- ' fruit trees and the desolation of their planted I grounds. The French were daily adding to their j fortifications. Some of the English missionaries had offered ! their mediation, but Governor Bruat would not ! accept it except on his own terms. fflnslcal. i Italian Okra.?Pal mo'* was crowded again last even| ing, and the last representation of Donizetti'1" Lucia di i Lammermoor" was attended with the same success and I enthusiastic expressions of delight as on previous occasions. Barili sang sweetly, and was in an unusually powerful voice. It being her last appearance lor some time, she was heartily greeted by the brilliant assemblage, who testified to her popularity by their cordial applause. Bonedetti was not, we think, in as good voice as we have heard him, though he sang the duo with Beneventano in his most effective manner, and with harmonious correctness. The latter mentioned artist is rapidly taking the stand in public opinion which his ! pre eminent talent most certainly deservgs To morrow I night Signora Pico will appear in " Nina " The opera ' is a new one to this country, by Coppola, a composer whose name is also but little known here, though in Italy his reputation ia high; we l.'arn, however, that the piece to be produced is lull of light touching melodies, which Pico, Beneventano, and Benedetti, will de full justice to. Our readers will he glad to ceo Samuirico's face on the stage again. He is a great bulfo singer and a great favorite. Mr. Lover has arrived in Charleston 8.C., and was to give the first of his Irish entertainments on the 26th ult. Theatrical*. i Park Thkitrs ? Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, a very fine audience welcomed the first ap pearance of the Italiaa corps dt ballet last evening. Sig? nora Ciocca is young, pretty, most symmetrically form ! ed, and one of the most finished and graceful dameuiti ' we have ever had in the city. She has great physical ! force, which she uses in a manner that renders every I pat apparently eaay and light as a step of a fairy. Sbe is j destined to create a furor hare yet. Her itconde, Bignoi rina Martin, ia also an artiite of rare merit, and has eviI dently been under the very best of instruction. Her naivete and grace will aver render ner a favorite witb be lovere of the ballet. Signor Mori a ia, we think, unxcelled bv any male danoer that haa ever been in the euntry : there ia an elaaticity in hia different steps and oiet that ia truly remarkable: there ia, above all, a great originality about him which proves him to be any thing but an imitator. Of the ballet itaelf, " Diana and Endymion," we ahall apeak at another time : it will be repeated to-night, ns well as "The pas Styrien," by Bignora Ciocca and Bignor Morra. " Fortunio" will alio be performed, in which Mra. Hunt has such a delightful part. Bowert Theatre ?The beautiful opera of " Cinderella" ia to be repeated this evenicg, and we expect for many more eveninga to come, if it haa a run at all commensurate with ita deserts. Misa Mary Taylor, the acting prima donna, lids a moat excellent opportunity of calling into full power tho sweet tonea of her voice; and ia well assisted hy Mr. Hunt, who haa, at once, stamped himself aa an actor and vocalist of much promise. The pleaaant little comedy of " Like Master, like Man." ia also to bo periormed. To morrow evening Miaa Mary Taylor will take her benefit; and the lair boneflciary would have a house filled with her many admireri, were ahe to have a prr.grammo of ore aong only, and that hy heraelf; but. in addition'to the excellent comedy of " Sketches in India''?in which she will appear aa Bally Bcraggs?the opera of " Cinderella ' will have ita third repetition, and, of courae, be perfect in every part. The Particulars of the Dreadful Explosion and Loss of Life.?Tho N. O. Delta of the I 34th, givea the following particular of the iosa of the towhoat Phaanix: ?The accident occurred nt 7 o'clock on 1 the evening of Thursday, the 31st last, at the head of the Southweat Pass. The Piiaoix had in tow ut the time the | British ship* Manchester and Ironsides, and the Bremen bark Leontine. All aix of hor boilers exploded with a terrific shock. The following i* n list of the sufferers I hy this calamity on board the towhoat : Mr James La throp, pilot, body not found; Samuel Dill, 3d engineer; James Lancaster, mate; Henry l{awk,steeran an; (harks 1 Smith and John Ileckaileff, deckhands; Owen.Joues. [ and Martin Boyle, firemen. All the above were killed, and the body of Mr. Latlirop only ia missing. John I Campbell whs severely wounded, and brought up and . placed in the hospital. Mr Stephen C. Fiak was slightly wounded, Captain Crowell, the commander of the boat, j was entirely uninjured 1 i On board the bark Leontine, the destruction was yet , greater. The following were killed on the spot, or I blown overboard: Caspur Unterbrinc.k, mason; H. 11. t| Koltbccko. sailmaker; Bernhaid Lange, shoemaker; Joseph Dalle mag o?, engineer; Joseph Meyer, black. smith ; C. W Pottker, Joiner ; and Ferdinand SchulEe , and Anton Knack, farmer* The following were ser) verely wounded : H. A. Kneppcr, iHrmer; VVm Loren, ! tuilor; of At. Michaels; and Agnes Kollbecke, wife of H. i H Kollhecke, killed. The following were slightly I wounded: Anton Stover, weaver ; August Ockel, blacksmith ; Frederick Holko, briekmaker ; J. Hubberstedt. Joiner; and Joseph Wetnkampel, larmer. < apt Thormann. the master of the Leontine, end two of his crew, were slightly wounded. Two of the crew of the ship I | Manchester were killed i | These are ell the details of loss of life and of personal I Injuries which we have been able to obtain Tho Leon I tine lias come up to town with 170 German emigrants . on board. The explosion mad* a perfect wreck of the | Leontine, end the Manchester ia much injured We I do not lsarn that tbn Inn,aides sustained any dnmiigo Of the causes ef this accident we have not lea mod a word which la satisfactory Tho host wss considered I on* of the best on the liver ; her boileis are less than three years old ; end Capt. Crowell enjoys the reputation of beiiu( a cautious, prudent officer flursly the r welcome of the poor German emigrai ts to our shore* . has been moat inhospitable Wo cannot imagine a position more lot loin than that in tshkh they are now placed City Intelligence. Tub wfitnit.?We were visited yesterday with a Bi 1 ght mow itorm, which continued during the day. Amiui. or Kmigbants ? Notwithstanding the unpro- ei Ctioui MatoD, 'he inconveniences and hardship* attend- ,n it travelling, especially on this const, the number of ' ? emigrants arriving is still on the increase According to re tbo < ftlJial accounts ot tho Custom House, 4,033 arrived w at this port during the month of January just pest. ? They are divided among the European countries, as b? followsca Great Britain 3,334 Holland 333 ye Sweden ltN) Belgium 634 *' Hans 'fawns 703 France 044 Pj1 Other European countries 110 c" on Total 4,633 )bl The arrivals from France, Belgium, and the Hans ^ Towns, are mostly Germans. du Amebican Aobiccltubal Societt.?Thissociety held **} a regular meeting, last evening, being called to order, the minutes of last meeting were read and approved. The Secretary then road a report from the Mussachu- iai setts Agricultural Society. A report was then read from Mr. Tell, on the subject wj of manuring and housing cattle, which proved the Wl author to be well versed in sueh matters. y# A report from Major Le Conte upon the cause of the tr(, ravages of the catterpillars in the South, was read and gi,( received with marked applause. mf The Treasurer then read his report, by which it would t)li seem that the Society was in a nourishing condition, al- Jt though some questious were raised as to the cause of the t:D expenditure in tho procuring of the charter of the So- T0 ciety. co The roport of the Executive Commftoe was received j and passed. wi The following named gentlemen were elected officers , for the ensuing year, 1847 ni o u?. Tj? I ntliAi- R radish Vira Pn?; . (isbiuom??vm . ??? Hod Theodore FreliDghuy?en, James Lenox, Eaq., Cll James Boorman, Esq , A H. Stevens, M. D.( Thoma* A. Emmet, Esq., Hugh Maxwell. Esq , Stephen Whitney, jft Esq., Shepherd Knapp. Esq.. Vice Chancellor McQoun, ? Cyrus Maton, 0. D., W. A. Seely, Esq., J. S. Livingston, (o| Esq. Treasurer?A. P. llalsey, Esq. Corresponding u, Secretary?Andrew H. Green, Esq. Recording Secrets 18. ry?R. O Uorenius Executive Committee?R. L. Pell, i_, Esq., Professor J. W. Draper, M 0., Archibald Russell, tj., Esq., Col. Edward Clarke, Shepherd Knapp, Esq , II K. wv Del afield, Esq , D. P. Gardner, M. D Kr.audiu.if.rst Letter Carries.!?Numerous complaints tin are made of petty frauds perpetrated by pretended ex- wi press letter carriers, who bustle up to doors with a hand- as ful of letters, call out the name upon the back of one ol he them, and demand two cents for it. Their errand being pe done when they receive the pennies, they, of course, he make tracks and are far enough out of the way when it de becomes known that the letter is a humbug. These na sham postmen are in the habit of calling at houses up he town, the residences of merchants and others, who are he engaged during the day at their stores or offices in the hi lower part of the city. Of course, if they succeed in get- sh ting their postage, their knavery is not known until even- hi ing, when the proprietor of the house gets home. We have nc before us a letter, written in an ambiguous sert of a hand, to which was delivered by a fellow professing to be a car- CI rier for an express post, to a lady whose name it boro w upon its back. This interesting epistle informs the lady hi that some person has said that she wanted a milliner, n< and asks whether she gtives her work out. It is signed, 35 but bears no address, and is written by a hand evidently do used to a steel pen rather than a needle. Servants should he be careful of whom they receive letters in exchange for do pennies. ____________ ' w Kires irv New Yoax itv Januart.?We are indebted to " C. V. Andeisoo, Esq. our energetic Chief Engineer, for hi the following faots 0f Jan 3d?Alarm from fire at Williamsburgh. I0 6th?Do from chimney in Pine street. jei 6th?Ne. 10 John street, four story store, slightly da- (,?

roaged. w 6th?147 Duane street, 3d story, brick front, porter Wi house and dwelling, slightly damaged. jb; 6th? 18th street, 8th avenue, small frame building, dej ho stroyed. w th?336 1st avenue, 4 story brick bakery, slight da m mage. a 8th?Alarm, cause unknown. #(i 8th?113 Broadway, New York Expresi building? it slight damage. . ct 10th?17th street, 9th avenue, a wooden stable, nearly w destroyed. ai intli -3<>th street. 7th avenue, a wooden church de- ?. stroyad and dwelling injured. a, 20th?716 Water street, a boat builder'* shop and two al dwelling houee*. Cl 10th?22d itreet and 3d avenue, 2 story brick grocery p, and dwelling, slight damage. tti 11th?Alarm from stove pipe in Duane itreet. a, 11th?Alarm, cause unknown. 12th?27th street,10th avenue, two story wooden build- ai iog; slight damage. 12th?64th street, 10th avenue, two story wooden build- cl diug; destroyed. 12th?02 Canal street, three story brick- camphlne facto ti i ry; nearly destroyed. 12th?236 Division street, three story brick printing of- jc flee: slight damage 13th?81 Anthony street, two story brick dwelling,rear c( basement. u: 18th? 234 Fifth street, two three story brick dwellings destroyed. if 18th?Essex, corner Division; stable destroyed. 14th?Alarm from chimney corner Laurens and Broome di streets. al 14th?117 Walker itreet, basement of 2d story wooden p dwelling; slight damage. ' 14th?Alarm; cause unknown. I 16th?Alarm; caused by burning of spirit gas lamp, corner 13th street and 6th avenue 16th?No 1 Franklin Square, three story piano forte p factory; slight damage. ii 16th?Alarm from furnace at the 8hakspearo Hotel. 19th?71 Gold street; 4tb story, brick bedstead factory; slightly damaged. g 20th?Alarm from bonfire in Mott street. it I 20th?Alarm at Union Park. n 22d?Alarm ; cause unknown. 22d?Corner of Mulberry and Cross streets; two story wooden buildings, root destroyed t( 22d?Alarm from chimney, corner of Amos and West p streets. tl 28d?Beekmsn near Pearl; basement 2d story, wooden K| dwelling, slight damage. t< 23d?Alarm ; cause unknown. n 23d?13th street neer 6th avenue ; cause unknown. si 24th?Alarm from chimney, United States Hotel. a: . 26th?Alarm from fire at Brooklyn. s, 26th?78 Pearl street; slight damage. n 28th?Mulberry, near Cross street; wooden stable i nearly destroyed. di : 30th?Peck Slip, Williamsburgh Ferry boat; slight tl | daoiage. tl 30th?113 Grand street; two story brick shop and hay |0 > loft. h, 31st?Alarm ; fire out of town. 81st?Alarm ; fire at Yorkville. V 1 31st?188 Chatham street, 2 story public house ; slight | damage a| I There were 27 fires nnd 18 false alarms during the u month, as will be perceived by the above returns. g Police Intelligence* v Charge of Burglary.?Constable Joseph arrested yes- v terday morning that notorious old black "pigeon" called s: Antone Williams, whom he found in a "crib" in Orange tl street, near Bayard street, in the rear, on a charge of u burglariously entering the tailoring store of John Mof- U fat, 24 Catharine street, in connection with two white tl fellows, called Andrew Elliott and James Jones, who are v already in prison on the same charge. A portion of the a stolen property was found on the person of this rascal, c and Justice Osborne committed him to prison for trial. t Caught in her awn Trap ? An Irish woman from the county Kerry, calling horself Catherine McKeon, only bout three weeks in this country, was lodging at un J emigrtnt house kept by Wm. McLaughlin, at No. 84 s Mulberry street. She had not been lodging there long r before she concocted a plan to rob the premises, aud l \ watching the placo where McLaughlin deposited bis c | money, resolved to steal all she could and escape from r the hcuse. Thus making up her mind, she concluded to t I put her plans into execution, and on Sunday night last t 1 iha nhatmrtfl^ frnm thn hnrpfiii (Irawep AO hoInncrinc r to McLaughlin, together with several articles of wearing apparel, making two good sized bundles; and this was done while the inmates of the house wero asleep Catharine occupied a small attic room on the second story, over the alley way, and fearing to disturb McLaughlin by passing down stairs and going out at the street door, by which movement she might be detected; concluded to lower herself out of the window by the nid of a rope, into the alley way, and thus make her escape without suspicion. To accomplish this object, sho drew out the cord from tho bedstead, made one end of it fast to tho bed post, laid across the window, and the other end she fastened around her ancle, then ; dropped both her bundles of clothing into the alley, and followed after by the aid of the rope,but missing rather hei calculations, the rapo was too short by some eight feet, and when near tho bottom she tried to extricate herself Irom her awkward position, but missing her hold, away she went, head down and feot up, hanging by the fasteo ed leg to the rope, swinging backwards and forwards; her clothes having taken rather a disorderly turn ion- , del ing her appeal once very comical, and she bawling ] out all the time for help, ?s loud as she could j Officers Donoiio of the Sixth Ward, hearing the alarm of 1 distiess, husteued up the ally to ascertain the cause,when j lo ! the poor officer was struck dumb, for lull in tho moon j l.o obpeueil some thing swinging backwards and for | ward*, bat what it was quite puzzled him to make out. At thought it might be a suicide case, but then he saw no head ; therefore, thonght he. it cannot bo that. However, upon collecting bis wits together, he drew out his k.iile and cut the rope, whioh lowered her down, and he then discovered the head of the woman, who felt much relieved from her uneasy position. By this time the inmates of the house were aroused by the noise, atld ' Catharine was taken to the police office, and on searchi ing her person, the above stolen money was found, together with some articles of clothing, all i lentifled by Mr McLaughlin to be his property. Justice Osborne committed her in full for trial. Snouztru at work again.? Two snoozers took lodgings at Barrett's hotel. No. 107 Murray street, on Sunduy night last, and before leaving the premiss a in the morning, or during the night, they ontered the room of Mr Joseph Elmengo, a Sergeant of Dragoons, from West Point, breaking open his trunk, and stealing therefrom fctiOOingold. In the courso of the day, officers Hulse and Crossett, of the SJ ward, arrested a buck around , town, called lharley Brewster, on suspicion of being concerned in tho robbery. However, he was discharged in the evening by Captain Boudiuot, t'.ie evidence against him being insufficient to detain him in custody. ; Fickpm k-t in the Bowery Theatre.?Officer Wooldrige. assisted by Mr. Post, belonging to the theatre, arrested last night a Water street pickpocket, called Bill Krnser, he having been caught in the act of picking the pocket , ot Jaines McOair, of a purse containing lour $A gold ' pieces, and two twenty shilling gold plecas, making in nil $JA, which the rascal was just leaving the ihsatrn witn, when he was arrested by the above officers, and | the purse and money found on hie person. Locked up fer examination by Captain Oardner. , From Bermuda?The Lady o( the Lake arrived last night, bringing lots of papers, but no news. , Her accounts were anticipated via Wilmington. Express from Boston.?The New Haven line arrived at nine o'clock last evening. We are indebted to Phillips & Co. for Boston papers of yes- j i, teiday morning I | Court of Oyer end T rmlner. afore Judge Edmonds, Aldermen Smith end Compton. Fee. 1 .? The Ptople v? f*? R'V John ScyiCharge H?n.?A very interesting trial was called yesterday orning in the Court of Oyer aod Terminer, in which e Rev John Seya, a clergyman of the Methoillet Epis>pal Church is the defend rnt, end ilrs. E!i/. iboth Cram ife of Mr. Smith Cram, of Hudson street, in thit city, igineer, ia the prosecutrix The rev defendant had ion for several years a luis.onnry on tho coa?t of Afii, from whence ho returned in the early part of the ar 1945, for the benefit of his health, and shortly afterarda, on the translation of the Rev. Mr. Cheney, was seed ia the pastoral charge of tire Bedford treat lurch Mrs. Cram was a member of the church, and >o of Mr Heys' claaa and it seems was occasionally in s habit of giving instructions That kind of intimacy at naturally occurs between a pastor and the indivials that compose his flock, grew up between them, d the rev. defendant was in the habit of visitjng Mra am at her house once or twice a week from the 1st of sy to tl.e latter end of August last?on the two last its, in the month of August, the alleged attempt! are id to have heen mado. Mr. Seys was in court, and took his seat at the bar th his counsel. Messrs, Whiting and Child. He is dressed in black, and 'appears to be about 45 ars of age, slightly made, dark complexion, large lutitts blaek eyes, his hair grey, and falling over his Duldcrs, and, upon?the whole, his appearance ond delanor would denote him to be one otthe atrnightest of it vary respectable sect of Christians, the Methodists is only fair to add that his character has, up to this te. stood high in the church, and he has been long f> rnbly known as a laborer in the Lord's vineyard on the UUI U& J\ll IV It is needless to say that the court room was crowded th the friends of both parties. Mr. Hkmbv L. Clinton, who was associated with the strict Attorney, briefly opened for the prosecution, and tailed, with great minuteness, all the leading facta and 'cumstances of the case. Mrs. Elizabeth Cram, a respectable and matronly ly, aged ebout 46 or r>0 years, was called to the stand d examined by the District Attorney. She deposed as lows:?Is the wife of Smith Cram, and resides at 42!> idson street; she resided there in July and August, 16; first became acquainted with Mr. Soys a year ago it May; became acquainted with him as a mombar of Methodist church; he came to witness' house on the th of August in that year; does not remember particu ly the hour of the day; it was, however, in the day ne; he commenced conversation by inquiring after itness's famile: she avoided the|convcrsution us much possible, ana answered him short; he then took ild of the witness's hand, and drew it towards his rson ; she suddenly withdrew her hand from his grasp; i then used very obscene language, and exprened a sire to hnve criminal conversation with her; she indigmtly exclaimed, " Do you wish to disgrace me and my iuse 1" witness remonstrated with him on the outrage i had committed on witness and her house, and told m that she bad looked up to him as her pastor; that e was disappointed and lost confidence in him, and told m that he must leave the house ; he then begged witiss not to expose him, as it would ruin him, and began cry, and said ho;wou!d ask God to forgive him for hrist's sake, and beggod forgiveness of witness, to hich witness replied she would try to overlook it for s family's sake, and he immediately lett the house As tar as witness recollects, ho came again on the 20th or th of same month ; witness was standing at the winiw and she saw bim on the opposito side of the street; i was looking over at the house, and the hall and parlor iors being both open at the time, he entered the house ithout ringing the beil, advanced towards witness and id '' how <lo you do 7"; lie then caught hold of her left rist and drew her towards the sofa, and she cried out to m not to treat her in such a manner ; he still kept hold her by the wrist, and commenced to expose his per n ; witness extricated herself from him ; told him to ave the house and nover come into it again ; he tben icame so agitated as scarcely to be able to speak ; he ept and said something, but does not recollect what it as, owing to her own agitation at the moment, and then ft the house ; in October afterwards, he came to the iuse again; ray daughter, Mrs. Kidloy, was present; Itness was then sick, and so continued to the iddle of November ; ho wished to get witness doctor, and recommended Doctor Purdy ; oft'erI witness a ton of coals and $4 from some charitable initntion. which witness refused; he came on another ocision when my daughter was present, and asked if she as going to expose him,ruin myself and family, and him id his family,and send his soul to hell;witness's daughir, and her little son were present; her son lot him in, id told him that his mother did not wish to see him; he nswered that he wanted to talk to her, and would not lime beyond the door; witness told him that she had exosed him, as she had told the Rev. Robert Travcrs; he ten wept, and asked permission of witness to call jain; witness said no rv, An Mh. Childi.?The flrnt assault was tout the 10th of August. Childs ?I askfyou, madam, was it before or alior the amp-meeting at Sing Sing. Arts wkb.?I think it was before the camp meeting. I link the Saturday before the Sabbath before. Childs?In respect to the second assault was it beire or after the camp-meeting 7 A ?It wan before the camp meeting. I attended the imp-meetiag at Sing Sing. I saw Seys there. I was nwell at the time. Q ? Did you enquire from a gentleman at the meeting, Mr. Seys was there? A ?I might hare asked Mr.Owen the question, but I a not recollect distinctly that I did; it was immediately fter witness got to the ground, and she asked him for a lace to lie down. Q ?Did Owen theD go away and bring Seys? A.?Yes, sir. Q ?What did you say to Seys? A.?I spoke to him of being very sick, but said it was robable I coula be better, and attend the prayer meetlgs; he then went away. Q ?Did Owen go at your request for Seys? A.?He asked me had I any objection that he should o for him; I thought he had reformed, and did not think was any harm; witness afterwards attended the prayer leeting. Q.?Did you see Seys again after the meeting7 A.?Yes, air; Did not recollect whether o--not Seys iok the lead at the prayer meeting; it was the ra'. er meeting ol the Bedford street tent; after le meeting she went to Mrs. Winslow's tent; lie afterwards cams down in the boat; auoccurrence >ok place on the boat on their way down ; a hymn was ung, which was very pleasing, and all rushed to that ide of the boat, and it nearly capsized ; Seys was there, nd caught bold of witness, and said that he'd strive to ave her, and all else ha could, but in striving to save so lany, he supposed that all would be dro vned ; his little >n was there ; Mrs. Emery was theie also, but witness oes not rememboi that she said in that lady's presence lat Mr. Seys was an excellent man ; does not recollect ist she said he would save her because she bo inged to his class ; but she has no doubt that o would have tried to savo witness. (} ?After the camp meeting, Seys came to see Mrservalleon, who lived in the same house with you? A.?it was after ene of the camp meetings; very soon Iter; Mrs. V. was a very wicked woman, aud witness rislied to reform her, and was anxious that she should o to ths camp meeting; saw Mr Seys on that occasion; e requested witness to go up to Mrs. Verelleon's room with him, as he wished to see her.which ritnesa did;: he never played in witness's house .although he asked him several times to do so; doe> not recollact hat she remained in tho room during the time he continled with Mrs. Vervellon; witness was a member ot Bolord street church, on probation, at the time he care* here, and a member of his class, and attended when the vaa able, after those assaults; but witness asked him lor . transfer to another church; witness partook ot the *urament from Mr. Seys uftor the assaults were commited on her. Q.?Do you remember being at Mrs. Bellamy's house? A.?Yes;,but I don't remember speaking to her of dr. 8ey?; witness might have said to Mrs. Bellamy that he thought, at the time Mr. Chesay left, his place could lot be filled up, and that it was then more than mad* up y Mr. Says; thinks, if she said so, It was before those iccurrencts; witness met Mrs. B. in the street, and night have spoken to her well of him because vitness was afraid to speak ef him otherwise; loes inot know Mrs. Margaret Dennis; when Seys -.ame in October to witness's house he lent witness's laughters dollar; she did not request him to lend her a lollar, but when har daughter 1st him out he gave her a lollar, and witnaas paid it back to him; Mr*. Parker and ter sister-in-law, Mrs. Hoys, and witness, after coming lut of church, on the oorner of Morton and Bedford sts , wore holding a conversation, and he said to one of us, 'Sister,are you going in to see sister Seys?"(menni ig his wife); Mrs. P. said she could not go in then; he said it was sister Cram ho meint, as alio ha I nit been there lince aha recovered from her illness; witness did not go; loos n?t recollect to have thon said sha was very pour, ind requested Seya to lend her a dollar; and that le did so ; it was coolish weather at the tima ; he cnlled n October at her house ; there was no fire in tha front parlor, but there was fire in tho baekpr.rlor ; she sent h?r little son for Doctor Tardy, but does not recollect sbe old the Doctor that she requested the loan of n dollar :rom Keys ; recollect* that her husband had sent the Kov Mr. Seys tickets for the fair of the American Institute ; uent there herself and took one of Mr. Says'children with her ; was once at Mr. Seys' house afcorwaids with witness's husband ti? In the months of September, October or Novera>er, did you send forMr. Seys,requesting him to come to lee you ? A.?No, sir. Q ?Did you toll Mrs. Bellamy you sent for him ? A.?No sir, but I met Mrs. Bellamy ia the street, and the asked me if I was going to send for Mr. Seys, and f laid not. Knows Mr. Daniel Allaire, but never invited lim to her houso, nor left her basket with him ; never :ohl him that she had recovered fiom her illness and that the was then as well as when ske was 16 years of age ; ememhera to havo had a conversation with Mr Iluuna ihout an operation that had been performed on har, but lid not tell him the particulars ot it; Mr. Henna is a narried man, and was married before ITtt witness knew rim Tha District Attoiiiskt here interposed and objected o this mode of cross-examining the witners, and insisted hat she could not be asked to criminate herself; the luestions put evidently tended that way. Af'er the diacassiou was over, the Court said they tvotild take some time to consider, and in the mean time lirscted another witnesa to he called. Mrs Sarah Ridlry, daughter of the last witn?ss, exrm-ned by the District Attorney ?This witness deposed ixactly to same facts as her mother in relation to the interview betweeu Mr Seys, herself and her mother, anil that he admitted the assaults on the prosecutrix Crut fKamintd by Mr Whitino?Mr. Cram is her mother's second husband; he is now up the river striving to raise Capt Kidd's vessel; witness is a widow; believes her husband is deed; the last account the heard of him was th?t ho wns lost on the Lakes; witness has two children; lived with her mother in Burrow street for tivo months; witness lives now nt 1,8 Ore en street; she elso lived in Vandam street; resided there Irom the mil to the next spring; her huabaud moved her from it, and went sway next day; tbir ws? about three yens ago; does not belong to any church, saw Mr Seys two or three lim> s Bt her mother s house; does not remember what wa > sard when witness opened the door; thinks it likely witness invited him to come in and to sit down; there was no nre; and he urked why there was not one; lie then oneied mother $1 snd a ton of coal; he said to witness that he would let her have a dellar, and then went away, ',,lt dees not rememher what had neon aaid by her mother to him, or by him to her mother. . ? i\ -Drd he kiss you, and woeld yon remember it if he did t A,?I am not In the habit oi kissing strange men, nr, he went away, an 1 returned withe dollar ahortly after, ""-J . illi.llLLL... .. . ... ' ' nnd give It to ma; I *>v him there in aboat a fortnight after-, haoama and rang at tha door,nnd my litlla brothsr lat him in; 1 romembar be Hiked her was aha going to expos# him, lie ; aha anawarad that ana had already done o; ai h w.s go ng a my, ha naked her, would abe coma to classl aha (aid aha thought aha navar would go there again; doea not remember whether ha cried or not. when witneai understood that her mo'her was about, to mske a public exposure of him; aha went to Mr. 8rys' hoiiae; sew him, and told him what her mother waa about to do, and that ha had butter go round and aay something to her that wauld atop it; he took the matter lightly, and ' poo'd at It," he afterwarda aeemad to feel a little bad, aniaaid he waa mothur'a beat friend. After the cross-examination of the witneaa, the court adjourned. Common Council. Board ok Aldxbmu* ?Thia Board mat lait evening, at 5 o'clock, D id Jackson, Esq., President, in the chair. The minutes of the lest meeting were teed and approred. Petition> Referred?To have the name of Laurens street changed to that of VVeat Broadway ; of Engine Company No. 15, to have one of the new and large engines allowed them. Communication? la relation to branch post oAce, from Hon. Mr Campbell, stating that the P. M. General hud tha subject under consideration. n Imitation?To the Board to attend ball given by Protector Fire Engine Company, on Thursday evening next. Accepted. Also, of the Democracy, lOih ward, ou 15th inat. Accepted Message from tha Mayor, with annual report of Bowory Buvings Bank, tic. Petition of James V. Staut in relation to assessment for regulating 38 th street. Referred Of Geo. B. Woodbridge, constable of 6ih ward, to bo remunerated for services, Sic. Referred. Report*?In favor of purchasing a gore of ground in the Reservoir square. lnlavorof perfecting the title to throe lots household to Caleb O. Halstcad and others. Alio in favor of relief toJohnTilley and others, for certain law expenses incurred by them as policemen in the discharge of their duties. In favor of leasing No. Ill Roosevelt street, to Joseph Muthiew. Report of Finance Committee in relation to tax levy for 1847. Of Police Committee on aundry medical bills. Accepted. Of committee on wharves, lis., adverse to petition of Jeuks nnd Ferris for extra allowance for building dock on Knndala Island. In favor of companaating Jeremiah Cummerford for loss of his hois*. I.. I -f tins la.t.l^i. ?nn,n*n?r No. S lor articles destroyed by the Or* of July, 1346. Of disbanding eagiu* company No. 7, anil transisrriag the members to ethor companies. In favor of causing City Hall boll to bo struck aach Sunday rooming at 6 o'clock. From the Finance Committee, with draft* of law* for levying and collecting taxes, Ice. fco., and tha commutation of alien passengers. Aid. UicNtON was in favor of the report giving tha discretionary power to his Honor the Mayor, in relation to bonding passenger*. Aid. Mzssaaei-K was advarsa to giving discretionary power to the Mayor in case* of bonding passengers. The Hoard hero took a reoass, and the report was again taken up. Aid. Baanr moved to limit the amount of bondage from $1 to $3. Aid. Benson was in favor of commuting generally,and bonding in particular instances, so as to abolish the prosent system of bail. He moved to amend the report by authorising the Mayor to impose or exact I rem eaoh foreign passenger, landing at this port, a sum of $1, and that the Mayor have power to require a bond lor three years, in cases where emigrants arrive who are docrepid and unable to work. The report was here read and amended. It provides that the Mayor have power to exact a sum of $1 for eaoh alien passenger arriving at our wharves ; also, that inspectors be authorized to visit the vessels arriving at tcis port, and report on the age and condition of eagh passenger. The question on striking ont the word "inspector," and substituting therefor the word " physician,' was taken by ayea and noes, und-resulted, ayes 3, noes 10 ? Lost. Aid. Benson tnevod to insert the words " discreet and cempetent persons," as a substitute for tha word " inspector." Accepted. The section as amended was adopted. The third section, requiring deerepid alien passengers and paupers to give bonds, 8tc ,for 3 years to tne city authorities, so as to secure the city from the burden of supporting them as paupers, and also making it obligatory on the bondsmen to justify in double the amount or $5U0, was next read and adopted. A clause in relation to taxing personal property was next read, and the report was adopted. Aid. Walsh ofi'ered a resolution proposing that the Board visit the Alms House, Blaokwell's Island, to examine the situation of the premises. Aid. Puasea remarked that there were at present (04 paupers more than ever occupied the Alms House before. The resolution was adopted. Magnetic Telegraph ?A communication was received, dated Washington, 4 o'clock, P. M., announcing the passage of the law relative to emigrants, which cerapels the owners of vessels to extend the amount of accommodation ta each passenger. Report in favor of erecting a building for new Hesa Company No. 4, and providing an engine for the same. It was moved to insert No. 33 instead of No. 4. The report, as amended, was adopted. A petition was received from inhabitants, asking to light Jefferson Marke* with gas. Referred Report of the Croton Aqueduct Board, laid on the table and ordered to be printed Alderm in Mcsskmolic offered a resolution proposing that the committee on lands and places report upon tbe present mode of manuring the Park. In offering tbe resolution, he took occasion to say that the present plan of manuring the grounds of the Turk would prove injurious. Tbe rnsoluion was rejected. Alderman Stonsall offered a resolution in fsvor of renting u more suitable apartment for the 3d ward police office. Adopted After concurring in papers from the Board of Assistants, The Board adjourned to meet on Monday next, at S o'clock, P. M. SrsciAL Mkktinii or thk Bo*id or Assistants, Monday evening.?Present, the Presldeut, Niel Uray, Ksq , in the chair, and a quorum of members. A sullleient number of members was not in attendance until 8 o'clock, when the meeting was organized, and the proceedings of the last meeting read and approved. Petitiont.?A number of petitions was presented for cross walks in Ureotiwich Avenue for gas in Fifth atroet, an.l cua Iroin Kliai II. Ven Ben Schotcn to be appointed a city weigher. Referred to uppropriato committees. In favor of widening Cherry street from Franklin square to Cathaiine street. Remlution ?By Assistant Alderman of the 9th Ward in favor of paying to John T. Alien fdOO, on account of building sewer or drain from ono of the public buildings on O'ac..*' ))'< Island. Adoptod and sent to the Board of Aldermen. Station lloute in the 4th Ward.?A resolution was in] traduced in favor of authorizing aldermen and assistant aiusi men to lease a Dunning tor a station nouse in sum wanl, for a period of years, at a resit of not more than !)<G00 per year. Reports of Committees.?In favor of paying Dr. Wood, Dr. McDonald, and Dr. Williams, $17 for medical services rendered at station houses. Also, in favor o( paying various small sums to other medical goutlemen for similar services. Adverse to allowing any persou to make a connection with any public sewer without first consulting the proper authorities. W/iy don't the Centrncfor go on i?A resolution was introduced to inquire of the contractor why he has not proceeded with the work of regulating fltb avenue from 43nd to 07th street. The name of the contractor was asked for. and given ni John Q linn. The assistant of the 1-i'h ward defended Mr. Quinnayainst. any blame which might bo imputed to him. Adopted. Fountain* ?n the Haltery?A resolution wss introduced that it be referred to tho Committee on Lands and l'larea, to inquire into the propriety of establishing one or more fountains on the Battery. Adopted. Mapi Wanted to Stll Property hy ?A resolution wag also introduced to nsk the Comptroller to furnish the Boards of Aldermen and Assistants, with maps of the productive and unptoductive property, belonging to the city, in order that the Common Council may know what property may ha advantageously disposed of. Adopted. Report in Favor 0/ Leasing Mount Morris Square?A report was received Irom the Commi tce on Publia Lands and Places, rt commending that so much of Muunt Morris Square, as belongs to tbe corporation, be leased lor twenty five years, the occupant to fence in tbe grounds and protect the troos from injury. . Report adopted. Opening of Maditon Square.?A communication was received tromtlre Cocnpt/olier, accompanied by a resolution. calling on the coiusel to the corporation to take ineusur?s to have the opening of Ma lisou Square discontinued, and that the opening lie nitdu in accordance with certain laws governing tho same. Laid on thi table and ordered to be printed Report in favor of regulating 8th Mvenua ?A report from Committee on Streets, in faver of restituting 9th Avenue, from 43d to 63d street, and setting curb aad gutter stones in the same Adopted. Also, infavnr of regulating and setting curb and gutte stone* in It It street, between Ath ?n I Oih avenue* Alio, in favor of regulating and paving 17th street, between Ath and Hth avenue* r\l*o, to lay tide-walk in ti.h street, between avenues and 0. Also, to pave and A % 23d street, botween Ath and Ath avenues. All ndop'ed. I.rjMti at jiuetion.? Assistant Alderman flilmartin offered n resolution to the effect that it lie referred to the Committee on Finance, to report on the propriety of all lease* of city property being sold by auction. Communication from Hit Committionert of tk? Mmo Ho\t it ? i'he Commissioners of the Alms House nddressed a communication to the common Council asking for more room lor the increased number of panpeis. The communication states that every apartment, ((arret, shop and nil the out houses, have boon already filled,and them is now no room for the paupers who are daily coming in. The paper came from the Board of Aldermen accompanied by a resolution that tiie (:otnmi**ion*r of the Alms House he permitted to occupy the Alms House building and Chspel now In course of erection on Blackwell's Island, provided that its occupancy does not interfere with tho fulfilment of ton contract for the erection of the building re. fi-rird to. Tlio matter was referred to committeo on Charity and Alma Htwtr ?'n St A -At> mut ~ Report in favor of ronstrtictin sewer in 8th avenue, between 87lb and 42J St. Adep'e Several uss?ssmnnt lists were received ami iitAi oed AY?m Hoard of Jildtrmtn.? \u favor of appointing Charles Davis a trustee of public, ajnools in the lAth ward. Kelerred to the committee on arts, sciences and schools Report of the finance committee of the Board of Alde'inen, in lavorot appiving to the Legislature for the pass ;gn of law* to regulate taxation, and also the landing ol emigr mts from foreign Countries in this port. The report recommends commuting lor tho support of paupers, instoadol bonding tlie emigrants. I'he resolution, | appended to the report, was lata on the table, and or! dered to lie printed Htiolution to temove all the obstructions around Washington Maiket, which extend beyond the curb stones tod alse to report on the expediency of building an additional market, on the ground in front of the old market. Pay for Hook and Laddtr Co , No. 3.?Resolution i