Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 29, 1847, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 29, 1847 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. V" I??w~Vark, Thunwimy, April '4U, 1*4T. The Herald for Europe. The fir raid for Europe, to go in the mails of the steamer Cwnbria, will be ready at one o'clock to-morrow afternoon. It will contain the latest financial, political, and commercial intelligence from all parts of this continent. The Movement of the Age. We give in this day's Herald the letter of the lion. George M. Dallas, the Vice-President of the United States, relative to the Isthmus ol Tehuantepec. It is an important paper, and indicates the intentions of the government respecting that isthmus. MR. BENNETT'S LETTERS FROM EUROPE. Paris, March 29, 1817. ' lie Fine Arts tn Rnrope?.Vmerlcen Artists Abroad. A few mornings ago, 1 Went to tin* Louvre, to see the opening of the annual exhibition of living artists. It was about 10 o'clock, and ulready about 2000 persons, of all uges, in every costume, and of both sexes, had assembled in the court of the palace, waiting with great impatience und gesticulation the tirst opening of the doors. Doughty, the celebrated American landscape painter, accompanied me, to show the way. He had sent for the exhibition a most beautiful painting of an American autumn scene, just finished by him, and he was curious to learn whether it had been admitted, and where it had been placed. " All these are artists," said Doughty, " who have sent works to the exhibition"?alluding to the great crowd of diversified looking people who surrounded us, and crowded up to the doors of the Louvre. Many females were among them; for many women here make painting a profession, and a few reach some degree of merit. At length, the hour struck, and the doors were opened. What a rush was then made for the galleries ! what crowding upon crowding, until the whole mass had entered ! Then commenced n very curious scene. Young men in long beards, old men closely shaven, young women in little bonnets, fragile femules in green veils, all running to and fro, seeking out their paintings, and " raising or execrating the positions in which icy h.td been severally placed by the committee . the walls of the several talons. A few of agitnted .children of art, of course, found orks properly placed and disposed?but u i . .. ble number neither found place nor punning. What a satisfied air and demeanor in one class ! what gesticulations and execrations in the other It wis nn odd and very original scene, and afier squeezing through the crowds and hubbub for a couple of hours, 1 left them for more elbow room and fresher air. The opening and exhibition of the works of living artists is an important event in the history of art in Paris. There are probably nearly 3000 art ists of'all kinds living in this metropolis? painters, sculptors, engravers, architects, &c. Pnr fVi.. nri-sonf . vhitiitinn over JUflfl works of art were presented, of which over 3000 were paintings, the jest were sculpture, engravings, and designs. Of this large number, only a few over 2000 works were admitted to the exhibition ? thus leaving nearly 2000 that were rejected. This has created a great sensation and a terrible outcry among the artists. Many of the works rejected are said to be equal, and some superior, to "others that have been admitted. Indeed, I saw and read a letter the other day, just written hy Horace Vernet, the greatest painter in France, condemning the judges for rejecting a work which was equal, and in some respects superior, to anything of its class in the present exhibition. Foreign artists have no great chance in these exhibitions?and indeed the exclusiveness is carried to French painters who are not connected with, or patronised by the special agents of the government. It seems there is a small committee of painters, sculptors, literateurs and lawyers, who possess the exclusive power of admitting or rejecting all works sent in for exhibition. The artists forming this coterie are exclusively patronised by the government, and in their judgments and de visions tliey continue to exclude a large portion of works of merit, from motives of jealousy, rivalry, and indolence. All young men of genius who possess no great friend or patron attached to the court, and also all foreigners who throw themselves exclusively on their merits, have no fair chance, in opposition to those secret influences and purposes. Many of the most eminent French artists in Paris, refuse altogether to send their ;works to the exhibition. Horace Vernet, and a few others do send theirs, because they possess the favor und patronage of the king. As might be expected, under such circumstances, an exhibition of over 2000 works of art, will, while it must contain many good paintings, also show a great mass of rubbish, nnd this is the opinion already pronounced by the public on the present exhibition. I have since my first visit, again looked over ihe exhibition, und have seen a great deal to interest me. One of the most striking paintings is a large work of Vernet's?the King and his four sons on horseback. A large proportion of the designs are historical and sacred?some classical ?some modern?some in this world?some in the other. There are generally few portraits in these exhibitions, but these few are often very line works of art. On the whole, however, 1 did think this large exhibition, in point of genius, variety, design and coloring, equal to that which 1 saw in Milan last summer, or to those of Vienna, Dresden and Berlin?all of which I witnessed in travelling through Oermany. Mr. Doughty's beautiful American painting of an autumnal landscape, was admitted indeed, but was placed in a most abominable light, while many other pieces i 11 111 *r iiirm uau ivvv*?vm ' aw ?^??v |.v?>??vmd> im in certain exclusive coterie? here there if? a 'II running prejudice against foreign genius; believe, Mr. Morse, the successful inventor greatest invention of modern times, the electric telegraph, found it so, a few years ago when he was in Paris, exhibiting his new invention to the court and learned circles. In the tnlon of sculpture I found nothing remarkable, but in default I found an extraordinary novelty, as well as an extraordinary beauty, in the rooms of Persico, situated on Montetnarte, well known in Washington and in New York, for the last quarter of a century. Here I saw one of the most beautiful works of art which 1 have vet seen in Europe. I do not believe any thing ran be superior?not even the Venus de Medicis, or CanovaSl Venus. Of course, this is high rraise, but all these works must be seen to appreciate such an opinion. Persico is a Ncapoli'?.i bv birth. He left his country a youth, and . emigrated to the United States, about a quarter of a cntury ago. He commenced his career in f arhsle, Pennsylvania, as a portrait painter. He continued working and studying for many years, discovering the natural bent of his |>eculiar genu", nnd growing up to maturity, under the hi ight sky, and breathing the free air of his ndopfrd country. A tew years ago Congress employed him in sotnc groups of sculpture, to ndom the northern front of the Capitol. One of the figure- of that group wn*. 1 believe, Columbus. He went from Washington to Naples, to procure ?> proper block of marble, nnd to execute the design. If was while he was engaged on this marble, that a Russian countess, or princess, of great wealth, from Moscow, was travelling in E' *# . * | Italy, and happened in her peregrinations to visit the workshop of Persico. She admired his deI sign, talked of art, formed a high opinion of his I ! genius, and ended by giving him a munificent I order for a statue, the design to be conceived by himself. This he has now executed in the most | extraordinary style of art, and some of the greatest artists of France have pronounced the | first opiniouson hiswork. I may menton Horace Vernet. 1 saw this remarkable female figure the i other day at his rooms, but it is now in a state of preparation to be truns|>orted to London. It 1 is difficult to describe the design, but here goes ' , the attempt. | It was in paradise, and I think on the sixth or seventh morning after the creation of heaven and | earth. The sun was shining qver the garden of Eden?the trees were quivering in the morning breeze?the flowers throwing off their fragrance in every direction. On a small block of marble, | half way between the tree of knowledge and the I tree of life, and under the shade of a beautiful i acacia, there was sitting, with one leg under the other thigh, a female in the full blootn of health, beauty and youth. It was Eve, just after her creation by the Lord God, but beI fore she had seen man, or hud been led by ! the invisible hand of her Maker to the mari riage couch of Adam in another corner of narailiflA Tnnnnnn/?n Knuufu virtll/? | almost girlishneBs, swelled every vein, and ; moved in every limb. On her right stood a lit' tie dog, lifting up its right foot, and looking up ' to the lovely woman, who had on her hand a j fluttering dove. The arms of the lovely female ; ure both thrown up high over her head. Her left I hand is thrown back towards Heaven?her right, | with long tapering fingers, bears the dove ubove ! her head. The little dog, from its attitude, seems to want to play with the dove?the dove isslightj ly frightened at the movement of the dog, and i cowers down on the beautiful hand of its pro| tector. The head of Eve is half averted from i the dog to the dove, while a soft smile, just caught in the bud, is suffused over the face.? This smile proceeds from the luxuriant short lips of a lovely small mouth, and radiates half way up the cheeks. The head, the bust, the arms, the thighs, the legs, the feet, the whole limbs and lineaments are all most exquisite in grace, | delicacy, and richness of outline, almost verging on voluptuousness. Yet front the position, the expression, the ease, the upparent occupation of the woman, there is nothing voluptuous or earthly in the design, or supposed to exist in her mind. She seems to be perfectly unconscious tiiut she is young, or a woman, or beautiful, or | uncovered, or that she can command any udmi | ration or desire from any created being. Her whole expression is an open and unsubdued girl- j ish delight at the attitudes and sensations of the < cowering dove, and the familiar little dog at her j feet. The dog wants to catch the dove from < playfulness?the dove is intimidated?and the half-ripening smile and exquisitely beautiful ' attitude of the female, give the mind a inost vivid impression of the unconscious purity of Eve before she was led to the bower of Adnm, whence originated "all our woe." In this point of view I think the statue of Persico presents a design more pure, more exquisite, more sublime, than that of the Venus de Medicis. The Venus always seems to me, front the attitude and position, to represent a beautiful woman, who had just discovered that she had lost her drapery, and would give any price, even six shillings a yard, for a chemise or a night gown. Soine of the proportions in Persico's Eve are different from those in the Venus. Neither the neck, nor the feet are so long; and I find that Mrs. 13., who has beenjstudying the Venus de Medicis in the gallery of Florence, makes an objection to the length of her neck, not as a critic, but as a quick-eyed woman in female form und proportion. On the whole, I have but little doubt but Persico's statue will create a noise in Europe before long. He is an American citizen by naturalization, but he believes that he is even more, for his mind and his genius have grown up in that free land, and he will soon return to make it his permanent home. It is singular that the greatest sculptors of the age may be considered Americans. Powers is ?? -J ...I. T ?. now in Jiomt, ana occupies uir mm inuiv. 1 Ban an English lady the other day, just from Rome, who was in raptures with Powers. Persico will soon be there or in Naples. 1 must confess that I admire modern art far beyond ancient. Old paintings and old statues had their merit in their own day. They formed a great step in the pro- . gress of art to perfection. But many of the very old paintings which I have seen are very much like the very old wines that old connoisseurs talk of?old humbugs, got up by old humbugs to humbug the young humbugs. 1 am a very unbeliever, a perfect infidel in the superiority of ancient art. Man and man's works are progressive ?monkeys and monkeys' works are the same yesterday, to-day, and forever. Mismanagement ok the Mails?Our Post j Office.?We have lately refrained, as much j as possible, from alluding to tlip mismanagement 1 of the post office in this city, in the hope of ! an improvement. We have expected that the new post office law, and the efforts of the Post Master General to correct the evils in the New York office, would, in time, give our subscribers a chance to receive their papers with some show of regularity. We are sorry to Bay, however, that the complaints continue to come in from our patrons, and we are again constrained to al'ude o them. We annex a letter, received yesterday, for this purpose Mali's y, Roads, Hart-ord Co., Mil. > April 26tb, 1847 J Ja.hu Goriios BrNNF.tt, F.?n :? Dr aii Sir?I regret that I urn compelled to discontinue the dally Herald, owing to Its irregularity. Sometimes 1 I receive Ave or six papers in one mail, and then one or j ' two at another?I have often not received a paper for | 10 or 12 days after it was printed, and strange to Ray, i that those paper* rnampeu vou mv?, lunnii t?u?i m? i to hand. Notwitbutanding tho repeated disappoint- i I incut* In receiving the paper. 1 have had full poitage to f)etermlned to take the Herald In some form. I herein I enclose three dollar* a* a yearly subscription to the ' H'erkly Herald, thinking, perhaps. I may rooeive a number once in one or two week*. Vc arc awnre that the postmaster, in this ' city, attempts to laugh off these complaints, by ! stating?" Oh! when the editors are short of ! matter, they fill up by abusing the post office." I This may be agreeable to him, but it is not so to our subscribers. It would be better, for all concerned, were he to laugh less, and work more. It is with some pleasure we state that the Postmaster (General has lately made an effort to stop the complaints against the office in this city; and to do ibis he has written several strong j letters, very strong letters, to our postmaster, ; relative to the complaints. In reply to these I strongly spired letters from head quarters, the ' postmaster stated, among other things, that he : had not force enough to manage, his office pro- [ - nerlv and efficiently. To guard against a similar : excuse in fnturr, we understand that Cave j Johnson sent to the office in this city the | required force, with word that the complaints i ntust hereafter cease; yet, in the face of this, we ; find that the Heralds marked "too tote" reach 1 their destination before those not so marked ! We hope that the Hon. Cave Johnson will look into this matter. We do not want him to dismiss the present postmaster, but wc trust that he will have the office in this city properly managed, and our papers, as well as othars, sent off at the proper time. They never go into the office [ " too late," and it is to be seen by the above letter, that stamping them with those words is a humbug. Thk ^akaii Nasds is now in her twenty-third | d?y Latlk rtoM Maxico.?We have ruceived by the way of Havana, by the Childe Harolde, advices from Vera Cruz to the 8th instant, inclusive. The Havana Faro Industrial taken the following from the American Eagle, published in Vera Cruz:? Canalizo was in Jalupu at the latest dates. The American troops, under General Quitinan, had returned from their expedition towards Alvarado, us before stated. It was reported that this division of troops was to march towards Jalap*, on their route to Mexico. Every thing was <juiet in Vera Cruz, and no sickness had appeured among the troops. We see that two Spanish schooners are advertised to leave Havana for Vera Cruz, to open the trade, probably under the new Americano Intelligence from Ecuador.?We are in receipt of Havana papers to the 18th inst., by the Childe 1-Iarold ut this port. The local news is not of any peculiar interest, and we refer-to our shipping list for the marine intelligence. The Diario de la Marina publishes accounts received from the Ecuador, regarding the steps that that government had adopted with a view to guard ugainst the anticipated invasion of Gen. Flores. These were published on the 2lth December last, and bore considerably on the Spanish vessels in the Pacific. As the news of the total disbanding of Flores' expedition had reached Quito on the 27th February all these embargos had been removed, and the trade with Spain placed on the same footing as previously. Theatrical*. Pa** Thkatbk.?There won an overflowing house at the Park last night, on the occasion of Mrs. Mason's benefit. Her personation of Pauline, in the "Ladyof Lyons," is another of her exquisite performances The part is well adapted to her peculiar talent, which though versatile, is displayed to greatest advantage in those characters where the delineation of the more amiable qualities are called for. She has force and energy enough for anything which her profession is like to call for at her hands; but it is in these pathetic passages, these softer soenes, that she manages so completely to captivate her audiences. At the end of the first pieee Mrs. Mason, being loudly called for, came forward and received a most enthusiastic greeting from the vast audience. The aftur-pieco, in which she also appeared, went off well. The members of the company deserve the highest commendation for the excellent manner in which they perform the duties assigned to them. To-night, Mr Forrest commences his engagement with Lucius Junius Brutus. Bowkhy Theatre.?Mrs. Shaw draws at the Bowery, as she alone can draw. Every seat and standing place is oocupied nightly by her admirers, and we verily believe that tbs same state of things would continue as long as she would perform. She appeared last evening us Juliet, In " Romeo and Juliet," Mr. Clarke taking the part of Romeo, and Mr. Neafle that of Merontio. The evoning's mtertainment concluded with the drama of the " Bohemian Girl." Mrs. Shaw will play Rosalind, in the somedy of " As Vou Like It," this evening, when of :ourse another large audience will bo in atteneance. Mm. Alexander.?We recommend all who have not teen Mr. Alexander and his temple of witchcraft, in the Minerva Rooms, to do so before he leaves tho city, which, we understand he will do on Monday next. His extraordinary feats aro the'theme of conversation among all who have witnessed them. Strangers arriving in the city will be highly gratified with spending an evening witn Mr. Alexander in the Minervn Rooms. They may go there with the assurance that they will not be disappointed. It is amusing to witness the effect which his wonderful feats produce on the audience. Tho old folks shake their heads and think that he is aided by the gentleman in black, while the juvenile portion cannot retrain from testifying their surprise in rather a noisy manner. Vauxhall Garden.?Eaton the great pedestrian commenced walking his one thousand quarter miles in one thousand quarter hours last evening at the Vauxhall Garden. We are informed that arrangements are made that will be satisfactory to the public, and that when the feat shall have keen accomplished, as we doubt not it will be, there will be no doubts about it, as was the case in Canada. Mr. Collins, the inimitable delineator of Irish character, as the acknowledged successor of Power, is playing at St. Louis. The Viennoise dancers are still delighting the Baltlmoreans. Mrs. Mowatt is at Thomas's new theatre, Cincinnati. Mr. Anderson and Mrs. Jones are at the Nati onal, Cincinnati. Signor Blitx is at New Orleans, playing the magieian. Musical. The Swiss Beli. Rinoers.?The time is rapidly approaching when these wonderful musicians will leave this city, never more to return. Saturday, we believe, is fixed for their last appearance here. This evening they will perform the Aurora Waltses, the grand Surprise Movement, from Haydn's Symphony, tho Love Not Quickstep, Overture to Fra Dinvolo, the popular air "Dance, Boatman, Dance," Hail Columbia, be., be. All who have board them can bear witness to tbo surprisingIt beautiful manner In which they extract music from their'belle. No words can convey an accurate description of it. They must be seen and hoard to be appreciated. Mies Morius. and Mr. Hoyt, from the New York Institution for the Blind, will, as usual, assist them. The whole bill for this evening is the best one yet put forth, and cannot fall to fill the rooms. Last evening the audience was extremely large and fashionablo. The second performance of the Italian opera company in Boston, was as brilliant sn affair as the flrst. City Intelligence. Ths Wbatheb.?The thermometer stood at 74 degrees yesterday in Wall street, at 13 o'clock. The day was line throughout. Common Council Caucus.?The majority members of the Common Council elect for the last two evenings, havo been assembled in caucus to a very late hour,without making much headway; having (as we understand) had no less than thirty ballotings in the case of the keeper of the city prison. The result of their caucuses, as far as ascertained, may be stated as follows, via : For Superintendent of tho Alius House, Bellevue,Marcell us Eels, of the 13th word, in place of Mr. Moss. For Superintendent of Out-door Poor, Hezekiah Wll liams, in place of Mr. Andersen. For Keeperof City Prison, Charles Oakley, of tho 9th ward, in place of Malachl Fallon. For Physician of the City Prison, Dr. John C. Corel, of the 8tli ward. Fibe.?a fire occurred at 1 o'clock yesterday morning, in the basement of No. 360 Pearl street. Through aid of the fire companies it was promptly put out. Damage trifling. Boston Patens.?Our usual and very acceptable fnvor of Boston papers, of vesterdaw morning, was received last night through the kindness of Mr. Cloyes, of tho Springheld and Now Haveu Railroad. Run Orr.a ?A female, rather elvTated frani the effects of molt, was knocked down by a car, on the corner of East Broadway and Market street, yesterday afternoon, and much Injured. She was taken into the apothecary store near by, where she was well cared for by a few of the followers of Aflsculaplus, who were on the spot. California Volunteers.?Such of our citizens as have volunteered to go to California iu the service of the government, must bear in mind that they are to assemble at the rendezvous, 17 Centre street, this morning at 10 o'clock, for the purpose of being mustered into Uncle Sam's service. They had better bo punctual, or perhaps they will lose the opportunity of going to that beautiful country with Capt. Turner. A Private Collection or Valuable Paintings, made by a connoisseur lately deceased, will he sold, as may be seen by advertisement, at 74 Greenwich street, this forenoon. Political and Personal. The new Mayor of Cbarlestown, Maas.G. W. Warren, was inaugurated on Monday, and hold a levee at his house In the evening. The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey city, to serve for the coming year, took their oaths of office, Jcc.. on the 33d Inst The citlsens of Hudson are to present a sword to General Worth, who was born in that city. The vote in the town of Alexandria, in favor of erecting a new county out of Alexandria county and a part of Fairfax. Virginia, was 371. against it 7? showing a majority of 384 in favor of the measure. Tho vote at Zimmerman's (the other precinct within the limits of the proposed division) showed a majority also, of about 70, In favor of the new county. A meeting of the members of the Charleston bar was held the 31st Inst., aud a committee appointed to wait upon Mr. Webster on his arrival in that city, and tender him the respects and salutations of tha bar, and Invite him to meet the bar at a dinner to be given on a day to suit his convenience The funeral of the Hon. Edward D. White, formerly governor of Loulalana, and late representative in Congress, was attended in New Orleans on the 1 nth by a large concourse of citizens. In the Senate and House nf HunrsMnffftltM i r arc* 1 til Inn ures * A r\r\kt%A Ihel 4 Vim members of the Semite end House wear a badge of mourning for thirty day*, and Accompany hi* remain* from hi* place of re*idencn to the place of embarkation for the parish of Lafourche Interior. The Legislature yesterday, after a laborious *e**ion, at a late hour, brought their labor* to a close, and at eight o'clock, notified the Governor to that offset The Secretary of the Commonwealth thereupon came in. and signified the (Jovernor's approval of 2B0 bill*, and 103 resolves, which had Iteen passed by the two houses, and in the name of hi* Kxccllonry. prorogued the Legislature to the last day of Its constitutional existence,?Botton Jliiv., -April 87th. ^ The body of Mr. Peter Merrill, late postmaster at Alton, Illinois, was found on the 13th instant, among sorno driftwood on the bank of the Mississippi, opposite the mouth of the Missouri. He disappeared on the 3d Inst. He was a man of strong mind and much information, but of Irregular habits The LleenM Election In Slew York. We are indebted to Nlxou* Newburgh and New York express, and to other sources. for the following returns.? The election took place on thu 27 th iust. It appears that the license party hare carried all before thein Majorities Towni, <fr. Licrv.u So License OyBterbay 17 North Hempstead 127 ? lluntingt' :i , 1 -2-1 ? Islip 100 Newburgh 575 ? New Windsor 123 ? Cornwall 23 Cold Spring ? 19 Courtland (Purkskill) 1 ? Phillipstown ? 10 Nelsonvllle ? 10 Caswell 33 ? White Plains 02 ? Harerstraw 101 ? CUrkeatowu 93 ? Goshen 175 ? Chester 13 ? vu Brook haven '-10 ? Those returns exhibit an extraordinary change in publio opinion relative to the Kxclie Law. Most of the above towns, it seems, have turned a complete somerset on this question in one year. Various causes are assigned for this great change, but the true cause is perhaps to be found hi the fact that the people are sick and tired of the ugitutlon; hut it is pleasing to feel assured, in the midst of this change, that the mass of the people are temperate, always have been temperate, and always will be temperate. TELEGRAPHIC. Ai.haxv, April 28,1817. The license party have carried everything before them at the polls?eight of the nine towns of the county have voted license, and the ninth has not been heard from. Duanesburg, Wright, Stockport. Saratoga Springs, lioosick. Brunswick, Lanslugburgh, and Sehagticoke, have all gone the same way. Passengors by the stag from Cherry Valley, report the sume result from all the towns on the road. Suvoral towns heard from In Oneida Qouuty have voted license?some by large majorities. Virginia Election. The returns received by mail yesterday, although indecisive In some particulars, Indicate the success of the democratic candidates for Congress, by small majorities, in throo of the districts which were In doubt; namely: Atkinson in the first. Dromgoole in the second and Bocock in the fourth district, and confirm tiie election ofGoggin. (whig) in the fifth district. First district? Watts (whig) has a majority of 105 in all the counties except Sussex, which gave Polk 201.and It is supposod will now give Atkinson (dcm.) 150 majority, and elect him. Second district?The reported majorities now stand as follows :? For Dromgoole Idem.) For Dolling (whig.) Greensville 33 Petersburg 191 Amelia 74 "Dinwiddie 190 Prince George 14 Nottoway 51 Brunswick 86 Mecklenburg 150 3G3 315 Dromgoole's majority 18; Polk's majority in 1814 was 824?showing a whig gain in the district of 806, effected, it is said, principally through the efforts of Mr. Boiling, who isamau of talent and influence. The Hlchmond Enquirer suys that Ucu. Dromgoole is seriously ill at his house in Brunswick. Dinwiddie county is reported variously at 100, 113, and 125 for Boiling. Third District?(Called the Halifax District.) 1844. Floumoy. Treadway. Clay. Polk. Whig. Vein. Franklin county.. 518 435 G19 C71 Whig gain in this county 158. There are four other counties in this district, viz: Henry, Patrick. I'ittsylvaulu anil Halifax, which together gave Polk a majority of 4(1'2. The Danville Her aid, printed in the district, says:? We have the vote at Danville and Laurel Orove, in this county, (Pittsylvania) Danville. L. Grove. For Congress?Klournoy, whig 107 15 Tredway. dem... . 102 50

Home of Delegates?Tunstall, whig.... 118 46 Lanier, whig 113 37 Obertheer 45 12 These two precincts are usually largely democratic; and this Intelligence is therefore very favorable to Mr. Flousnoy, the whig candidate for Congress. We learn that Mr. Flournoy got a fine voto in Franklin county, where the whigs gain two mcmbtuytof the House of Delegates. We have a roport. too, th^Bhi the famous '-South of Dan," in Halifax, Mr. Klouidpywas doing well. Fourth Dietrict.?Contrary W> the calculations of both parties, the democrats have odfcried this district, which was supposed to have elected Irving, (whig.) Campbell county, which gave Clay ilrts)44 a majority of 177. wasreported at 140 for Irving, tiater accounts reduce it to 70, as stated by the RichmKt Whig. This small majority was owing to a division dHng the whigs in that county. At the Presidential clect^^^r 1844, this district gave Polk 2750, and Clay 2757 Polk's majority 2. Hubbard (democrat) was clenH to Congress in tue district in 1843 by 127 majority, and again in 1845, by about the same. It now appuurs to have elected Bocook, (democrat) by about 20 majority. The Richmond Whig says, the following arc the majorities, according to tho accounts received:? Irving (W.) Vocock (D) Lunenburg ? 133 Appdimttex ? 119 Priuce Edward ? 45 Charlotte ? 13 Cumberland 105 ? Buckingham 41 ? Campbell 76 ? Fluvanna 93 315 337 315 Bocock's majority 23 Even this result shows a whig gain of more than 100 In the district since the last election. Fifth District?Complete returns. Goggin (W.) maj Leake (D.) moj Albemarle 321 Madison 487 Bedford 315 Greene 316 Nelson 170 Orauge 16 Ainhvnt 8 060 733 Gosnrin's majority in the district, 127. I In mi Polk's majority wag 76; in 134 > Leake's majority wiuj 232. Whig gain siuoe 1345, in the popular vole, 3 69. Sixth Dietrict.?The Richmond Whig gives the following We have heretofore announced the election of Jonn M. iiotts. Wo now subjoin a full statement of tho polls, as contrasted with the Congressional election in 1846 :? 1847. 1815. Botle. Leake. Butts. Seddon. Richmond 918 310 010 303 Henrico 012 310 403 379 llano ver 497 450 461 403 Powhatan 229 191 21 222 Louisa 353 411 26 2 443 Goochland. 154 243 ill 270 Chesterfield 271 509 200 560 3,066 2,164 2,147 2.681 2,461 2,447 602 234 602 Whig gain in the popular vote 030 Seventh Dietrict.?Thomas H. Bayly, (democrat.) re-elected by about '260 majority. This Is Wise's old district, unu gave Clay in 1844 a majority of 446. Democratic gain about 700. Eighth Dietrict.?R..L. T. Bcnlo. (dem.) elected by 128 majority over W. Mewton, (whig.) This district. In tho last Congress, was represented by H. M. T. Hunter, (democrat.) since elected to the U. S. Senate. Clay had here a majority of 98 in 1844. Ninth Dietrict.?John 8. Pendleton (whig) re-elected by a large majority. Clay had 936 majority in the district. Tenth Dietrict.?Returns from three counties of the eight composing the district, although they show a whig gain, indicate the re-election of Henry Bellinger over A. Kennedy, whig. The majority will probably be small.? Polk's majority in 1844 was 707?Vau Duron's, in 1610, was 208. Eleventh Dietrict.?Rockingham and Shenandoah give McDowell a majority of 1613. which may be reduced to 300 by the counties to bo heard from. Polk's majority in 1844. was 1623 in tho district. Twelfth Dietrict.?Our latest accounts from this district, says the Richmond Republican, are fluttering.? Mr. Preston, (whig,) we understand, received a majority of 350 in Greenbrier, and Chapman's (I. f.) majorities are small, where his friends expected them to be large. Polk's majority in the district was 04!) Thirteenth District? The Richmond ICTit'g says?From this district, In which Andrew 8. Fulton is the whig candidate, and Fayette McMullen and Samuel E. Goodson are the candidates of the locofoco [party, we have no returns we hope. however, Unit .Mr ruuonmny beat both of hi* competitors [Not probable ] Fourteenth Diitrict?'The Kencwha Ripublican.ietiutA on the ere of tho election, spoakingof the chaucus of MoComas, the whig candidate, nays?"The certain intelligence we have from ( abcll and Wayne, Mason, JackHon, and Wood counties, places tho election of Mr. Mc(.'omas almost beyond a doubt." The Clarksburgh (Harrison county) Republican,my* tbnt Mr MoComasreached that county In time to address the people before Hie election, and that he made a good impression. If lie is not elected, it says his defeat will be entirely owiug to the late period ai. which he was forced to take the field." The Purkeribtirgh Gazette of Thursday expresses great confidence in the election of MoComas. nnd sajs?' It is said that Thompson Is more alarmed now than he has been at any former time during tho canvass.'1 Fifteenth District.?There iti no doubt of the re-olection of Wm. O. Brown (dem.) in this district. R?CAHTUtaTIO!?. Seren Dem 't elected, rit.: Three Whiei elected, viz.: 1 Dl?. A. Atkinson (preb ) t> DIs. W. L. Ooggln J " O C. Dromgoole (prob) 6 ' John M. Botts. 4 " Thos. 8. Bocock (prob ) 0 " J. S. Pendleton 7 ' Thos. H. Bayly. 8 " R T. L Beale. 11 '* James .McDowell. 19 " W. O. Brown. Five Districts to be heard from, viz : Third?Halifax District. Tenth?Jefferson " Twelfth?.Monroe " Thirteenth?Wythe " Fourteenth?Kanawha District. The democrats have, perhaps, the best chance in three of the above districts, and tho whigs in two of them, as will be seen by the foregoing details The river at Vlcksburg is said to be very near, if not quite as high as in 1844. The Ohio and Upper Mississippi are both reported rising, tho worst apprehensions for a general overflow are entertained I Law Intelligence. CiacuiT Court, April jd.?before Judge 1'duininls I i Trial for Forgery ?Second day?The case for the prosecution wus resumed Tliu cross-examination of ' Mr. Kalpb Cliirlt continued by Mr. Spencer WiTMi'i ?I don't think 1 have any interest in this mit, unle.'H that Mr. Smith ban loft each of my ohlldreii i ?5000. and I think the will reads that If all the legatees die the property will fall tome and uiy brother. O'Co.soa ol>J> eta to this mode of cross-examination "Court.?Mr. Spencer. I don't see the application of the ( evidence, but 1 will hoar you I Srrwcxa.?I think thU mode of examination i* qulto , legitimate. 1 want to show the extent of interest that Mr. Clark basin the property of the late Mr. Smith, and [ that he has set up a claim to a very large portion Of it | . since bis death, In order that the jury may attach such i credit as they may think proper to his testimony. Mr. O'CoNoa was heard in reply. The Court decided in favor of the admissibility of j the evidence. ?Do you or your brothor now set up any claim to ! Smith's portion of the Brooklyn property, in exclusion to Smith's representatives? A ?lu our answer in the Chancery suit, the lawyer | put in something; but we always expected that onu-tliird ; of the property belonged to Smith; nor, to my knowledge, i we never set up any claim to his property, except what , was iu the answer; and I knew nothing ubaut that until i tire answer was sent up to mo to Saratoga; nor did we I since putting in the answer set up any claim to it, nor i did we ([ivo any instructions to '.he lawyer who drew ; I tile dc d how lie was to draw it. ! if. Is the draft alleged to be forged in the handwriting | of ,ir Harris? A. It is not. I don't think he writes so well. if. Was your brother in Europe while Smith wub I there .' A. Vcssir; he was there in 1844; Mrs. Clark, my wife, was with him ; I think he reached London in July of that year : 1 dont know whether ho took a letter from Mrs. Harris to Smith?thinks he did. Letter rnurked No. 7 produced. U- is that letter in Smith's handwriting ? A. 1 ..hould think it is. Several other letters were produced, which witness identified to be in the handwriting of Mr. Smith. The witness underwent a searching cross-examination in regard to the comparison of the handwritings in the draft and letters, und tru directed by the Court to poiut out thu distinction! bvtwucu tlie handwriting of each. y.?By whom wan the draft presented T A.?1 was not in the store at the time. Q.?Was any one arrested immediately after ? A.?Yes, sir. Babcock was arrested after dinner; he was discharged soon after. <i.?Was any warrant procured for the arrest of Harris ? A.?I believe the matter was put into the hands of the District Attorney, and I believe my brother made an affidavit, i believe the warrant was obtained, and Mr. Stewart was sent utter him. I understand that $100 was furnished to Stewart for the asrest of Harris. I did not give Stewart any instructions In regard to Harris's arrest. My brother, Mr. Bradford, and I, as executors, were sued on the draft. 1 have not paid anything to Mrs. Harris under the draft or wll. I have paid about tlvo or six hundred dollars to young Keady for his support. Direct examination resumed. li.?In expressing an opiuinion on the handwriting of the draft, ure you ^governed more by these small discrepancies or by the general character of the handwriting? A.?Moro by the general charaoter, certainly Q?How long after you saw the droit did you pronounce it a forgery? A.?Immediately; the moment I saw it I pronounced it a forgery; I did not think that any one could be serious iu presenting it; from the time of Smith's death to the present time, there are accounts open in our books giving him credit for his third of the Brooklyn properly; at the time the answer was put in the lawyer said the point he raised in it would stop the Chancery suit; we never set up any claim to it since or before his death. [Will of Smith produced.] U?Did you in pursuanoe of the directions in the will, execute a mortgage to secure his property in your hands ? A.?Yes sir. Power of attorney executed by Smith, and a number of drafts drawn by him at various times were put in, and the handwriting in each oompared with the alleged forged draft. Eneas P. Clarke examined by O'Conor?Is brother of thu last witness, and one of his firm. [Alleged forged draft produced.] Q.?When did you flr-\t seo this draft. A.?It was presented to me the 18th of November, 184.5, which was the first time i ever saw it, nor had I any knowledge or intimation of its existence, until it was presented, it was presentod at our store. Mr. Gilbert introduced a gentleman of the name of Babcock, who lie said had a email draft on our firm ; Mr. Babcock then presented the draft; witness looked at, turned it over, and saw the endorsement on the back sigued by Mrs. Harris, directing it to be paid to her husband ; witness asked by what authority he presented it; he took out the power of attorney now produced, and gave it to witness ; witness asked ivliy it was not presented before; Mr. Gilbert replied Mr. Harris had his own reasons ; witness then asked Gilbert if he was taking sides against us ; he replied ho had no interest but to introduce Mr. Babcock; Mr. Gasner, tho book-keeper, then came up and looked at the draft, and .pronounced it a forgery; Mr. Meuglier, the attorney, was sent for, as was Mr. Bradford, lite either executor, uud they both came at the same time ; and Mr. Meagher advised witness to go to the police office; witness did so, and made an affidavit*before Justice Osborne,upon which Babcock was^arrested; he was afterwards discharged on the examination; witness wont to Europe while Smith was there; ho wont on the -' 2d of .April, 1844; met Smith in London on the 18th of Inns* 1H1.1' tnntr fx fn him frnm hla fiiufuv tinur thu draft which witaesa now produced signed by Mr. Smith; witness hired Smith as u clerk in 1625; was acquainted with him from that time to hia death, and had many opportuiittiea of seeing hlin write. U. Look at thia draft, and without reference to any, extrinsic circumstance, hut judging of the handwriting* uloue?is it in your judgment hia handwriting? A.?It is not. The draft and power of attorney from Harrla to Babcock were then read. Witness?1 was at the office of the Surrogate when Mr. Smith's will was proved, but. I do not rccolleot 1 was there when it was tirst opened. Cross-examined by Spknceu.?Q.?For what reason do you condemn that draft as spurious ? A.?because it lacks the character of Smith's handwriting; it is better writing than Smith's. The remainder or the witness's testimony on cross-uxamination, was similar to that of the preceding witness on this part of the case. After his examination of the letters and contracting them with the draft, the Court was adjourned. Cot'iit or Common Fleas.?Before Judge Ulshooffer.? Charles Pookerlingsr vs. Montz Vidtlio and Slontz Miiyer.?This was an an action of trespass, brought to recover the value of curtain goods alleged to be taken forcibly out of the possession of the plaintiff. The plaintiff and defendants are Germans; the former residing at Altoua, in the North of Germany, and the latter in this city. In 1345 the plaintiff sent his si n here, who was. at the time quite a lad, and was to act as the agent of the plaintiff, for the sale of goods, which he was to send out hure to be sold; and as such agent was to receive a iiulary of $dd per month In the course of his business, the sou became acquainted with the defendants, who carried on business in Maiden lane. In July lust the defendants called on plaintiff's son, and, as it is alleged, under pretence of having him arrested for a debt of $1212, duo by his father to a resident of the city of Hamburgh, Induced the young man to hand them over woollen goods to the amount of $062 50. Adjourned. Covrt Calendar?This Day?Common Pleas?60, ho, ol, u-. oo, 01, do, 0.'. 2/, 4u, ?, 10. Tlio Supreme Court at Lowell, on Monday last, granted a temporary injunction, to be made perpetual at tbe October term, to restrain the present Treasurer of the town and his successors in office, from paying over the $1500 voted by the town, at the town meeting in January last, to be distributed to Captain Barker h compauy of volunteers. Tho money expended was advanced by Jacob foes, Esq., to be refunded, if it should be obtained from the treasury. This decision declares the vote of the town to be illegal, and settles the matter so far as concerns the town.?Charleitown Aurora.. Sporting Intelligence. New Orleans. Sl'nuav, Aran. 18?First Rao#?Purse $100?mile heats. I. Van Leer's b. f. Sleeping Maggie, by imp. Glencoe. out of Betsey Mulone, 4 yrs. old.... 831 1 Geo. Uoylnn s b. h. Crescent, by imp. Glencoe, dam by Director, 5 yrs. old 4 dis. K. Harrison's b. g. Woodville, by Woodpecker, out of Sally Melville. 4 yrs. old 1338 J. Valentine's ch. 1'. But Bounce, by Imp. Belshuzzar, out of Martha Malone, 4 yrs. old. ..3133 Time?1MX?1:ft0>4?1 :M. Second Race?Purse $300; mile heats?best 3 in 4. U. Thomas' br. f. Brown Kitty, by Birmingham, dam by Tiger. 4 yrs. -.old 414111 C. Davidson's b. c. War Eagle, by Grey Eagle, dam by Trumpotor, f yrs. oli 188443 II. Ten Broeck, Jr.'sb. m. Victress, by Grey Eagle, dam by lloyal Charlie. 5 yrs. old ft 4 6 2 8 ruled off. J. A. Valentine's ch. g. Jeff Wells, by imp. Sorrow, dam by Jerry, 4 yrs. old. 3 ft 3 ft 3 do K. Harrison's ch. f. Sally Riddlesworth, by imp. Hiddlesworth, dam by imp. Leviathan,, 4 yrs. old. . .. 3 3 1 1 distanced. Time?1-64?1:6ft? I :fiH?1 :ft.T W?1 67 The splendid race that took place on Sunday last, on the lliugumau Course, was marred by a most fatal accident. When about one hundred and fifty yarda front the stand, during the tlfth heat ef the second race, the chesnut filly hally Kiddlcswurth. belonging to Klrkland Harrison, stumbled nnd rolled over her rider, injuring him so severely that he died lu about live hours afterwards. The boy was a fine lookiug mulatto, aged about fourteen ^Vnrs, of slender yet strong make, and remarkably intelligent and good looking, lie was formerly the property of Moore Si Ivy, the proprietors of Misa horte, and was well known to all the principal turfmen for his activity, strength and good qualities as a rider. After his fall every assistance that humanity could suggest was nffonled liini, but his injuries were so great that he died in the Charity Hospital between 8 anil 9 o'clock on Sunday night last At the post mortem eaaminatlon held yesterday, his brain was found to be much injured, i and Ins lungs considerably bruised, and a verdlot run, dured accordingly. He was a very valuable servant, and is said to baTebeen bought by Mr. Harrison, for the large sum of $9600, only a few weeks previous to his melancholy death. All who visited the raoo course will recollect nun as the bright-eyed, handsome-looking yellow boy. with the gay artulclal flowers In his jaunty little cap, who rode so well, and handled the ribbons with the eiMe of a veteran jockey. Poor Jim' his saddle is vacant, and his ear will never again hear the tap or the "ru"'' nor his eye scan the smooth course where so often Ins gallant etoed carte In victorious. -V O. Delta, lOth. There are. accoriUng to official report, 9,716 boats on I our canals, 1.9 ;0 of which arc on the t'.rle canal, and the remaining 775-ontho side canals, vis:?On theChamplain canal and lake 317; on the Oswego canal 148; on the Genesee Valley canal 46; on the Cayuga and Seneca and as? ?* os&tf-S!-&& &.???: I - 1 ' ~ ?4 BbMm Intelligence. 0/ a Fugitive Burglar?Constable 8c hi wo. of Philadelphia, and oUlcer Rider, of the Sixth ward, io this city, arretted yesterday afternoon a young man calling himself Andrew Jackson allot "Andy Cain," whom they found in a "crib" on the Klve Points, on a charge of "bracking" a tailoring at ore kept by Greenville stoke*. No. 30*1 Market street, Philadelphia, on the 37 th of .March last, stealing therefrom a quantity of ready undo clothing. valued at near f,0(K>. On taking the accused beforo oOJJt'ce Osborne, that magistrate ordered the officers to "frisk him, when thoy found on his person two pairs of pantaloons, a coat and vest, which clothing was Identified by officer Schlem as a portion of the stolen property; the name of Mr. Stokes beiug written thereon. The officer, we understand, will convey him back to Philadelphia this morning. Disorderly House? Officers Garrison and Crummlo. of the flr?t ward, arrested on Tuesday night, Ann MoLvoy. Rosanna Devlin. Bridget Leabey. and Bridget Everett, on a charge ol keeping a disorderly house at No 17 Thames street. Locked up by Justice Drinker. Petit LarcenyOfflcor Sweeney, ef th# 10th ward, arrested yesterday two boys called Dick May and Cornelius Eurle ou a charge of stealing a nsoklace valued at $3, belonging to Catnarlno Hoopla, residing at the corner of Norfolk and llester streets. Locked up by Justice Ketcham. Arrest of a Convict.?PoUsoman Henshaw of the 8th ward arrested on Tuesday night a woman called Elisabeth Dunn, she having escaped from illackwell's Island before the expiration of her term of sentence. Sunt to her old quarters by Justice Rooino. ? turrett on Suspicion.?Officer Costello of the 6th ward arrested last night a fellow called Thomas Mc< arty, having in his possession 18 yards of calico, a pair of duek pantaloons, and three pieces of ticking, containing uesrly lot) yards, for which an owner I* wanted. Apply to the above officer at tho station house. Tombs. J ustlc* Osborne locked the accused up for examination. Suspicion 0/ Grand Larceny.?Policeman Duffy, #f th# 4th ward, arrested last night u woman called darv Davis, od huapicioii of stealing $32 from Hugh Feathers. IK'tallied for examination. Auuulting Officen.?Two men called Tarronco Donnelly and Timothy Flannagan. wore arretted yeiterday ufternoou on a charge of aataulting Assistant Captain Dwyer. and policeman Morrlt. of the l?t ward. Juaticu Osborne held them severally to bail in $300 each, in default of wbieh they were both locked up. Charge Diemitted.?The cartmaa, John D. King, and John Hughes, the carpenter, whose arrest we noticed in Tuesday's Iltrald, on a charge of stealing a quantity of wearing apparel, the property of Captain Wayne, from the possession of Bortle U Springer, No. 203 chambers street. Juxtloe Osborne after hearing an explanation iu the com dismissed the accused from custody. Charge ef Libel.?Constable Josephs, arrested last evening a man by the name of Edward Hooker, on a warrant Issued by Justleo Osborne, wherein be stands charged with a libel on Mr. Joseph Russell, of the Arm of Pudney It Russell, No. 21 Liberty street. It appears that Hooker is alleged to have written two notes directed t? Mr. E. B. Clayton, setting forth that a certain premlsory note hr'ld by Clayton and drawn by a Mr. Blnnt.and endorsed by Pudney fc Russell was rather doubtful paper, and in all probability would not be paid, thus injuring the credit and standing of the complainant. Justice Osborne committed him to prison in default of bail. The Awning 1'oeta In Broadway. Ma. Editor:? I notice, in your report of the proceedings of the Common Council, by the Herald, of this merping, that Aid. Benson offered a resolution reaulrlng the awning posts In Broadway to be removed within twenty day*. I am surprised that you did not find room in your valuable journal for a comment upon thia important matter, by way of calling attention to the resolution, in order that thore may be no apology for not oomplying with it inatanter. I do hopo that this great improvement will be attended to by all the residents on Broadway, residing within the limits proscribed by the resolution, which, I believe, is from Battery Place to 24th street. All will sec how our noble Broadway will he Unproved by the removal of the unsightly posts, now occupying so much of the pavement. Cut t_hum down?why sumber they the ground! Many of the southern and western cities are far ahead of us in this matter. Look at Saint Louis, Mo.?there you see the neat, elegant iron awning frame, whole blocks of them made to correspond wltli each other? they look grand; and are so strong withal, that no storm can move them. I oould say the same of Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Louisville, &e., he. But, turn we to Nassau strset since the removal of the awning pests. Who could have oonceived the improvement?with what ease do pedestrians thread their way through that immense thoroughfare, now that this great nuisance is removed. 1 hold that should Alderman Benson's resolution be carried into effect, that he will have oontributcd much to the pleasure and comfort of our citisens and visiters, and I would vote him a gold modal. April 27, 1847. Yours, BUKNA YI8TA. The City Wharves, To the Members or the Corporation : Your attention is requestod to examine the situation of our wharvei. particularly ou the Last River, to see if some improvement cannot be made to accommodate the vessels, by oxtending piers, and giving greater facilities to discharge and load than they now have. From pier 9 to 8 they are mostly taken up by canal boats and barges. The increase of trade has made it difficult to get property landed; and when landed, the situation of the wharves is such, that it requires the greatest care to keep It eleaa, from the filthy state of the wharves. If the dirt is swept up it is not tuken away, and much property Is injured daily. I do hope the gentlemen will not think it too muoh trouble to take a walk .atxl see for themselves if sotnethiug cannot be done. I propose te lengthen all the wharves on the Last River, frein 200 to 600 feet, and make them of sufficient width, and put such a tariff as to pay the expense. Vessels nave now to wait several (lays in turn to unload. As to the idea of destroying the river by giving more wharf room, it is, I think, quite exploded, as steam is now geueraily taken te meve vessels. If something is not done soon, it will drive the trade to other places. 1 see by the preccediugs of the Assistant Aldermen, on Monday, they have given the exclusive privilege to a boat to No. 2, as a ferry te Kert Hamilton, if No. 2 is meant in front of the barge house, it is well enongh ; but the pier adjoining tfca Uoutli Kerry is ouief the question. 1 counted at the end of the pier, ten canal bouts taking in and waiting to get in the slip a few days ago. The North River is equally in jvaot of more accommodation. but it is unsafe for caual boats and small boats to lie at some seasons of the year, 'i'jii* is one improvement te call your immediate atleution^P* NO. 1. The Capture of Alva ratio?Pursuant' to a cdi of citiseus drsiious of joining in a le-nmaai .1 to ."J"?'Char's, (j. Hunter, an enthusiast.c meeting was held at MiP Artillery Hall, oyer Centre Market, oo Wedrsdav Lveuiusi', the US;h ol . V |iril. lit* Hon. rreuojriCk A. I nllni ti{* wis chosen President, William Shaltr, Alderman Beruiirii I. Mrs-' icrole, and .Udermui Jos. 0. Sioueall. Vf f.oeida ,ts; Joseph C. Potter, VV'tn. W. Lyon, and Alexander S. Forbes, Sec.etaries, On motion, the President appointed th? following gentlemen ns a committee to diaff resolutions :?J ime? Bergen, Latbrop S. Eddy, and Joseph Hopkins, who reportud the lullowi g Whereas, From the Despatches icctived hy the Nary Department, it has appeared that the important Mexican port of Alvtoradn, with the city of Flacotalpam, hare surrendered to Lieutenant Charles (J. Hunter, ol the U. B. stennrr, the " Scourge." 011 the night of the 31st of March, after a abort and vigorous at'tnnustralioii 0.1 the part of the Lieutenant, with iiis officers and crew. . Therefore, Kesolved, That whilst the world must sdmit that the U.S. Naval officers and seaoK'n have. by their brilliant achievements at Vera Cruz, proved tlls.'n-elves worthy ef tlie past historical renown ef their tiag; th? gallant Charles O. Hunter, with hie" Scourge,' hosgtveu glorfOv" evidence,at Alvarado, that be is worthy to stand, side by?ol^? in history, with the fortunate participants in the Oaptare of S it .Jnan do Uliu. Resolved, That we agree with Nelson in the gg^ertion that, "that Captain who lays his ship alongside of the dvrnit c1|inot be wrong"?and that we believe lully in the truth of tne G5th maxim of Napoleon, that " the effect of diseitasing,- fsk' ing a show of talent, and calling councils of war, will be VS-Mf the effect oftheie things has been, in every age -. they will cits,' in the sdortiou of the most pusillanimous^r (i( the expression' be preferred) the most prudent measure!! which in warns almost uniformly the worst that can he adopted. "True wisdom, so far as a commander is concerned, consists in energetic determination.' Resolved, That recoogixing in the capture of AWarado, the true wisdem of " energetic determination." on the part of Lieutenant CHARLES ti. HUNTER, with hia officers and crew, we are proud to hail in him the chivalric spirit which ever characterizes the American Naval Officer. Resolved, That, as a testimonial of the high reepeet entertained by the citizens of New Vork, for the sagacious, intrepid and prompt conduct of Lieut. Charles G. Hunter, we will cordially tender to him the compliment of a sword worthy of Ihst patriotic citizen. Joseph C. Porter offered the following resolution, which Was adopted, viz ;? That a Committee of one from each ward, (including the officers of the meeting.) be appointed to receive contributions ; to elect a treasurer, ami generally to superintend the ui titogs present stion, at the pruiwr time and place, publicly. From the 1st Ward, JOHN DOWLINO. ad " THOS J. AONKW. 3d " ISAAC V. KOWLKR. 4th " JOSKPH HOSE. Jew. 5th " HKNRi ARCLLaRIUS. 6th " FREDERICK I). KOHLER. 7th " RICHARD B. CONNoLV. 8ih " RICHAMDCOMPTON. 9th " HENRV r. wanmaker. 10th " JOHN T. cairns llth " abraham If AT FI ED. 12th " ja.viks McNKSBIE. 13th " STEPHEN ii KEEKS. 14th ' JOSEPH A. JACKSON. 15th " ECCLE8 OILLENDER. Kith " CHARLES WEBB, 17th " JAMES WALMf. 13th " WM. A. WALKER. It was resolved that the Committee hare, power to Gil any vacancy?and that the Secretarial notify the Committee a* to all meetings. It waa also revolved that the proceedings be published. FREDERICK A TALLvlADGE, President. Wh. Siialer, ber.taitn J. Mttsr.rolr,.JaMEJ C. Stom:all. Vice President!. Jo?. C Potter, ) Wm. W. Lron, / Secretaries. Ale*. 8. Forbe?. ) Portable Drt ulng tnava, of nn entirely nevr and comp-.ct construction, furnished with artirlea. the aite of which do not detract from their uiefulnfsa in l< lining an elegant and complete appendage to the toilette ; alio, pi cniiarly adapted to the wanta ill the travelling public. For-nl?by O. SAUNDERS fc SON, 177 Broadway, opposite Howard fletel Metallic Tablet Rawir Strop?The attentlou of dealers it invited to this article, bring made of the heat material, city manufacture, and under the subscribers immediate supervision. They have, m all cases, tendered to purchasers the most perfect satisfaction. O. SAUNDERS k SON. 177 Brondwsr. a few doors aliore Courtlauat at. Diamond Pointed Uohl Pen* l.owfr W. Oreatou It Co. 7| Cedar street. arc now idling a Gold Pen Inr 7J cents, a real diamond pointed pen for (I, and the inig in ficent Uaitley pen for $1 7.7only, silver pencil ca.e always ineluded. Ynu ran there find Leu Ilrowu'epremium pen* (tha genuine are now stamped Levi brown, A.D. 1HI7) and all cheaper, either wholesale or retail, than can he found ulsewhere. He not deceived in mirchasi g?hny pena only for what they are stamped: and do not let the seller iwrauade you tout they are what they are not. ,\ otlce to the Public?Capl. DeOroot, of tho steamboat Roger Williams, pledges himself in the public that he will, under all circumstances, no matter what r ost or boats may he put on the river bv the old monopoly to run in opposition to Into, make all the land ngs advertised hy said boat to he made ; the sm ed of which, in consequence of the unparalleled quick time sne has made, is too well known that t |tih|ic should be disappointed for the purpose of obtaining a gir. t reputation for making quick,passages.