Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 12, 1847, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 12, 1847 Page 2
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r NEW YORK HERALD. !*ew York, Saturday, June 1)1, 18*7. The Weekly Herald. This shod will be ready at 9 o'clock i It is morning. Jt will contain the lated news from all parts ol the Morld, to the hour of publication; a full account ol the grand procession and celebration ol the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, und the ceremony of laying the corner stone of Odd Fellows' Hall; several letters from Europe, written by Mr. Bennett; the result of the Judiciul Ejection, as far as known; Major Oen. llenton's letter in relation to the Presidency; Mr. Tyler's letter on hie administration; our Washington correspondence, lie. fcc. &c. It will be embellished with an accurate engraving of Odd Fellow's Hall. Single copies 6.J cents each. Th* Polltleeof General Taylor?Is tie a Whig or Drmocrat t As soon as General Taylor had accomplished some of his brilliant victories in the present war I with Mexico, a portion of the whig press engerly laid hands upon hint, and placed his name at the head of their columns, as the whig candidate for the next Presidency. They did this without knowing whether he is a whig or a democrat? without knowing wnat ui.? views are on the great questions of national policy which divide the two parties?whether he wus in tuvor of u high or a low tariff, or whether he wus in favor of or opposed to the Sub-Treasury. (Since this violent seizure of old Znck, these whig editors, scattered over the whole of the United States, have labored hard to find whether General Taylor is a whig or not. Nothing that could throw any light on the subject, escaped scrutiny. We have taken pains to collect the result of their researches 011 this subject, from time to time, and present them to ottr readers in this duy's paper, including the results of the endeavors of Bome democratic journals to prove, if possible, that he is a democrat. Our renders can look at them, and form their own opinion. We are inclined to think that the point which thesf gentlemen aimed at is as far off ns when they started on their journey, and that they are no nearer finding out what the General's political principles are than when they commenced. This opinion, however, may not be entertained by all who read these extracts. While on this subject, it may not be amiss to say a word or two concerning another prominent military man, Gen. Scott. The friends of this gentleman seem to be very anxious to make him a negotiator as well as a general. For this purpose they invariably connect him with Mr. Trial's mission, and speak of him as the negotiator entrusted by the government to offer terms of office. We have on two or three occasions endeavored to set the public right in this matter, and now repeat that General Scott has never been authorised to make any propositions whatever to Mexico. He is at the head of our troops for the purpose ef fighting his way to the capital?to prepare the way for a negotiator, and not to act a9 one. We do not mean to detract one iota from Gen. Scott's said before, that Mr. Trist left Washington for i the purpose of following up, in a diplomatic way, the victories which General Scott would gain, and to take advantage of circumstances for the purpose of preparing the Mexicans for negotiation; and then Mr. Buchanan, the head of the State department will, if necessary, proceed to Mexico, and conclude a treaty of peace. What object the friends of General Scott can have in deceiving the public in this matter, wo do not know, but certain it is that they have some ulterior object, orthoy would not persist instating what we think they know is not the case. Were not Gen. Scott their particular friend, these very journals would be the first to censure the government for investing in one man civil as well as military powers. They would at once pronounce it an " arbitrary assumption of power," and sound their waitings from one end of the Union to the other. New Enoi.and Fanaticism.?The city of Boston, as every one knows, acted a conspicuous nnd honorable part in the war of the revolution, and in sustaining the principles and resisting the aggressions which lsd to the great struggle that separated forever the English colonies in America from (he mother country. The inhabitants of that city were the first to resist English aggressions, and fight and fall in the good fight of liberty; nnd it is to that city and to its inhabitants, that the people of the rest of the country would naturally look for liberal sentiments on every subject. We confess that notwithstanding our predilections for Boston, that that city, judging from the tone of some of its public journals, is not what it was, and we are inclined to the opinion that it is as much the cradle of fanatacism in the United States, as it was the cradle of liberty in the colonies. Wc are loth to matte a charge of this nature, but the existence of the abolition fanatics. nnd others of that school in it?fanatics . of one idea, and that a preposterous one, and the length to which party spirit has run there?will bear us out in substantiating it. The latest exhibition of this feeling, we have in detail in one of the Boston papers of the 10th instant, on the subject of the expected visit of President Polk. The Common Council, it appears, took preliminary measures to receive, of course, not Mr. Polk, but the President, in an appropriate manner; and in their action in the premises, this philosophical down-easter took _n-._ ] :j h ,i? .e .i__ 1 uiicuur, niiu oaiii, mr icmjiuiiuh ui me lower branch of our city government providing for the appointment"? But we give the whole of the preciottn article in another column of this day's paper. Now we care not a fig for Mr. Polk individually, but he holda the office of President of the United States, and was elevated to that high office by n plurality of the votes of twenty millions of people. His individuality is lost while hr remains in office As.Jumes K. Polk he is no more than any other citizen, hut as President of the United States he is every thing. That such opinions should emanate from Boston moriifies us considerably; but that they should he entertained nnd expressed in this day, is convincing proof that those who tolerate them are behind the age. i<.. Steamers Washington and Britannia. The progress of the Washington on her fust trip over the Atlantic, as far as heard from, is certainly very satisfactory, and our Eastern friends > will no doubt be pleased to learn that at 12 ( o'clock M. on the 4th insf., Capt. Hanna, of the.) bark Thetis, who arrived yesterday, reports in j lat. 42 4, Ion. 02 20, passing the Washington ; steering E. by S. and going nt a fine rate. She was then out from Sandy Hook sixty seven sail- j ing hours, having gone in that time as near as , we can make it, 780 miles. There's no Cnpe Cod : phantasms in this. The Britannia,which left on the same day, arrived at Halifax, 420 miles distant, on the 3d. 45 hours from Boston. She Mailed immediately for Liverpool. Another Privateer or I'Tratk.?Capt. Baker, j of the schooner J. M. Williams, at Norfolk from I Liverpool, makes the following stateineni: " May 17th. at 8 P. M . latitude 38 06 north, lonaitnd.. ' 41 Oft south west , *? hailed by a very auspicious looking easel (brig) under PortiiRueae eoloria. and waa followed ' by her until we put and kept the aehooner before the ulnd and outsailed Iter. Jndged from her appearance ynd moyementa that she waa a privateer or pirate '' BL m Mndeal. T??k Theitri ?Our mdm will remember that th< flue opera . of Verdi, The Two Foscari.'' U to be j>er formed this evening, for the last time. We need not repeat our opinion of the scientific music of the Italian : composer. We shall only say that Slgnora Itaoieri, N I Perelli, and Luigi Vita, whose success was attain continued on Thursday night, will slug the partition ijl | Vordi. Arditi. the leader of the orchestra, and ttotetrfiii, "| the wonderful double bane player, will perform during ( one of the 1 n term las iona the celebrated duo ol iho . I Bohemian Feast." ! ( .iitli (iaroa., ?There will be another grand sacred | eoncert at Castle Garden to-morrow evening by Dodworth's celebrated Brass Band, whose fame baa reached the farthest parts of the country. Among the pieces performed will be several items selected from the composition* of Verdi, Kossinl, Sic. That favorite tune, "Old Hundred," is one of the pieces, aud we have no doubt that many will atteud to hear It performed in such a (splendid manner as it will be by this band. ViioHiu. Uikdis.?Campbell's Ethiopian Opera Sereuaders are fast gaining ground in this city, aud bid 1 fair to bo as popular as any band we have ever had amongst us Every evening they perform at the Vauxhall Garden, where they amuse such of our up town citizens as have discrimination enough to visit that interesting place. Their songs, choruses, Sic., are agreeably varied, in ordur to depict the peculiarities of our Northern and Southern negroes. Theatrical. Bowkbt Thkatle.?That combination of fun and eccentricty. Jack Sefton, familiarly known as Jemmy Twitcher, will take a benefit at the Bowery Theatre this evening. A more deserving man is not attached to the stage, nor one better entitled to a good benefit. Aside from his claims, tho bill of performances will assuredly fill the house. Mrs. Hunt. Mrs. Timnt, Miss Weuivss. Mr. Holland. Mr. W ilcott. Mr De Bar, Mr. Chanfrau ; pany or regulars,will perform. on the occasion Tho bill comprises first. a new comedy entitled "Two of the U hoys," recently written, and which will be performed thin evening for the first time?the drama of the "Devil In Paris," and the drama of t' o " Golden Farmer," in which Mr. Seftoa will take his celebratod cha racier of Jemmy Twltohcr. Tine Boston Olympic Vaudeville Company?This celebrated dramatic corps, under the manngeinont of Mr. William B English, who bavo met with auch deserved success throughout the New England States, have established a circuit from Worcester to Springfield, and through Western Massachusetts. The situations heretofore occupied by Mr. Lefavor and Miss Roberts, two amateurs, having been supplied by profes sionul people of respectability, tbe compauy, with Mr. English's popular pieces of "Rosina Meadows." "Gertrude Howard." Ito.. and his new Vankce Vaudevilles, which he has written for Yankee ./ones, and Mrs. Western, the accomplished actress, will, no doubt, win golden opinions. W. Paul, the comedian, died on Thursday morning, 13th ult. He commenced his career under the management of the great R. W. Ellistou. at the Olympic theatre, 1925, and his last performance was for tho benefit of Mrs. s i nns, at the Royal Britannia Saloon, in April last.? He was an actor of much humor, and was a great favorite at the last uameil place ef amusement. lie expired ?t his residence. TO Nicholls square. Hackney road, after long and great suffering, respected and lamented by all who knew him. A new comedy from the pen of Lady Daere, entitled ' Seraker," was produced at the Ilayinarket with success. The following wero the musical performances, In London, fcr the week commencing May 17tli Monday evening, Mr. Lacy'* Handclian Concert, and Mr. Wilson's Scottish Entertainment; also Mr. Wallace's benefit at Drury lano. Tho rehearsal of the Ancient Concert in thu morning. On Wednesday evening the fourth Ancient Concert, and Charles Horn's new oratoria. at thu Music Hall, Store street. On Friday evening. Mr. John Parry's annual concert at the Hanover rooms, and the performance of the Amateur Society, at Store street. Saturday morning, the rehearsal of the sixth Philharmonic Concert. Operas at both tbe houses on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Law Intelligence. Court of OrF.a ian Teiimiwkr?Before Judge Edraouds. Aldermen Purser and Croilus.?The Pooplc vs. Solomon J Joseph?Charge of Falte Pretence.?Mr. Joseph was put on ills trial yestei day on an indictment found by the Court of Sessions grand jury against him for obtaining money from Win S. Warwick, under false pretences. From the evidence,* It appeared that Mr. ? in WICK., in iwsrcii, into. applied 10 mr. losepn to purchase stock tor hiui, and advanced him *600; that Joseph recommended him to buy Canton and Heading Railroad stork, which was to be lodged with Uonin tk Lockwood, brokers, in Wall street, in the name of Mr. Warwick; that Joseph represented ho had between the month of March uud the 13th of June following, purchased about 76 shares Canton nil 76 shares Reading, which were deposited with tJenin R Lockwood. It also appeared that in the interval between those two periods, the stooks had fallen 10 to 20 per cent. and Joseph made several calls on Warwick to advance money to prevent (ienin St Lockwood from selling out the stock to realize their own olranees, saying, that if ho did not advance, he would lose all the money he had previously advanced. Warwick advanced altogether $1700; on tne 13th June the stocks rose; ho called on Joseph and directed him to sell twentyfive shares of Canton and twenty-live of Reading; Joseph told him that he was a ruined man. that the stocks had all burst up; but that he hoped to be able to make some arrangement and to get him hack his stock; Warwick waited some three or four weeks, and finally Joseph told him that he could not make the arrangement; he then went to (ienin Si Lockwood and found that he was not known in their ofilee as connected with any stock transaction whatsoever; upon which he caused an indictment to be sent to the grand jury against Mr Joseph.? The defence was that the charge against Joseph, waa one of the every day transactions which take place in Wall street, and in which every broker in that street is concerned; that the transaction was exclusively between Warwick and Joseph; and that it was but an after : thought of Warwick's to introduce the names of (tenia and Lockwood. to give a color to the charge. It also a poured on the cross-examination of Warwick, that he i as in thu office of (ienin and Lockwood every day during the pendency of thu whole of the truusactions. aud that be never made any enquiry whether Joseph had deposited any stocks with them in his name. A witness named ilcnriqucx, on the part of Joseph, proved that be heard Warwick say that Joseph was his broker, and knew all about his business The case was given to the jury last evening, and after about ten minutes deliberation they rendered a verdict of not guilty. U.vitco States Commissioner's Office. June 11 ? 1 Before ( ommissioner Morton.?Supposed Slave Case.? James Allen Freeman and John S. Gibson, captain and mate of the American bark Chancellor, were arrested, yesterday, under a warrant granted by Commissioner Morton, on a charge of being concerned in the slave trade on the coast of Africa. The bark Chancellor arrived at CapeMount In the latter part of December. 1816. from the city of New Vork. with a small cargo, consisting of some provisions, plank, empty casks, and some tobacco. The bark was said to be chartered for twelve months liy Theodore Carnot, who cams passenger in her, along with two notorious slave dealers In addition to h r cargo she had a water engine, which was said to be used for supplying men-of-war with water; but it seems that that class of vessels, on the coast of Africa are always supplied with water by the Krooinen who live there, i he plank was claimed to beloug te Carnot to be used la building a vessel which lis then had on the stocks, and the < uipty casks were said to be for holding palm oil; but it appeared that after a part of the lumber was taken out sufficient was left to build n slave deck, and that although the bark had been several mouths on the const she only took in about 10U gallons of palm nil. On the first of February, or shortly pr vious, she was boarded by Commander Hope, of tbv Dolphin, who was told by Captain Freeman that as soon us some repairs were done to the Chancellor, he would go down the coast on trading cruise Commander Tope offered a sufficient number of hands to complete the repairs, which was refused by ( apt Freeman, who still lingered at CapeMount. All these circumstances excited suspiciou in the mind if Commander Pope, and he ordered (hut she should be closely watched. Hhe afterwards proceeded to Uslleua and took in rice and water, aud from there went to Monrovia and took in a quantity of bricks, supposed to be fur the construction of a slave galley Thu Dolphin at Ibis time left the coast, and Information was given to the commander of the British suuadron to watch her movements About the latter end of March, the Dolphin returned to the coa?t; and In the meantime Commodore Heed obtaiued additional Information of the object* of the Chancellor, and gave order* to Commander I'ope to keep a look out for her, and If ho inet with her to seize her On the loth of April, the Dolphin fell in with her. and took possession of her hha had on hoard wh< u captured 7.1.000 gallon* of water, plank* for a rlare deck, four or lire hundred hag* of rico. and brick enough to lay a both r Commander I'ope after examining her paper*, put on board a prize crew, and gave her hi charge of Lieut. Dulariy of the Dolphin, with order* to bring b?r home. Sue arrired hero ou Wednesday, and In a few hour* after lier arriral, Lieutenant Dulany laid the papers before the I'nlted State* District Attorney, who procured a warraut and had the master and mate arrorted The matter Mauds over for examination The second mate, with three or four of the crew, are detained a* witnesses. Coi-et or Ocsisu Sruion, Friday, Juno 11 ?Before Hecorder Scott, and Aldermen Ailnm* anil Oilinartin.? Jonaa JJ. Phillip*. K?i|. A sistant District Attorney. 'Trial for Grand Larctny.?At the opening of the rourt thia morning. Jamo* Anthony Parr and William Lcming. alia* Lyman alia* Leinon, were placed upon their trial, on an Indictment for grand larceny, in having on the U'Jth of April stolen a vessel oalled a flat, from the foot of Twenty-seventh strVet, valued at $100. the properly of John St 11 well. Joiiv Si ii-wtll sworn ?I had chnrgo of the vessel at the time of the theft; 1 left her at the foot of Twenty* seventh street; I found her at the foot of Piko street, with hi r sails stripped ofT except the inaiosail. Jonv Dstis sworn ?I nm a sailor; I kmoiv Iho prisoners; Parr asked ir.eto go with him to take the vessel; we went, and took the vessel; went over to llohoken and threw the chain and anchors overboard; Parr said be would plant them there, where he could And them again; we left the rosso, at the foot of Pike street; I went to search for the anchor* sml chains on the fiih of May. hut they had been lifted The defence was conducted by It. V orhrs, Keif , and the jury rendered a verdict of not guilty. Trial fur Grand Larctny ?George Thompson. Impleaded with Mary Himpson and Matthew Bnron. was then put upon hi* trial for grand larceny, in having on ths l!)tli day of April, stolen from James W. Ben nett. -The particulars connected (herewith have been previously reported. Mary Simpson and Matthew Baron were both convicted, the former in this court, and the latter In the ( ourt of Oyer and Terminer, hut in the rase of Thompson, the jury rendered a verdict of not guilty. The court then adjourned until to-morrow T?* Rj?ctt or THE Jcbiciat. Eliction ? t KVe have, at last, by the aid of the mails and the telegraph, received sufficient returns to exhibit the result of the recent election in this State. 1 We annex the names of the succesful candidates, and presume our iist is as accurate as it can be, in the absence of any official statement:? , j NAMES Of CANDIDATES EI,EC TED. ! Wlii^* in Italic*; democrat* lu llonian; Anti-Renters in | small capital*. COtlKT OF APPEALS. AdJiaou Uardiuer, Greene C. Bronton, | K. C. Jewell, Clinics H. lluggln clerk. Charles 8, Benton. RECAPITULATION. Democrats i Wilis* " supreme court. ' Dit. I?E. F. Hurlbut, Die. X?S. Uerralo, John vV. Edmonds, Win. T. McCoou, Samuel Jotiea, N. B. .Vlorie, Henry P. Edwards. Set ah B. Strong. 3? la* Harris, 4?Uanitl Cady. ?K*i. B Wright, A. C. Paige, Ainata J. Parker. A. C. Hand, Million? Wateou, John Willard, 7 ?John May nurd, *?Nathan Dayton, H. (Telle, ? T. H.Jvhnion* Samuel I,. Seldeu. RECAPITULATION. Uemocrata, probably SO Whig, And Auti-Keolera, probably I* Co. Juuccs, Die. Attorneys, idu Surrouates Cot. Judget. liitt. All'yt. Surrogate!. Albany iV. t'armeUe, S. It. Hammond, L. Benedict. Al.rgh ny ... W. O Angel, L P. Weatherby, Urooine K. C.Kaltrl, O. Hartlett. Csyogs J. P. Hurlb't, K. W Jirmt. J. H. How. Chemuug,,, .J. W. Wi-ner, E. L. Ilart, Chenango ...8. M. Purdy, J. M. Bauki, Clinton L.Stetaon, L.C. Brock, Dutchesa... John Rowley, J. T. Lee, ?? Delaware... .Edwin More, A J. Ten Bnorcs, Kullon ... . John tVelh, T. L. Wakefield, ?? Greeue L Treemaui, Jt. W. v? atson, ?? Genesee.... H V Super, J. R Martindale, He kuner. ...E. Grarea, t>e<>. ii. Judd, Jeltersou It Li sing, .1. -Moore. Jr, L.. M. Drown, Kings W Rockwell H B Dury-a, A. B Hodyet, Livingston... Scoti Lord, Jl.Ji. Hrndtr, l.awi*.. Knicit Scgar, D. M Bennett, Mnutgo'y S Beltling.Jr. J. A. htiichell, Monroe H, (}. fi iclteu, W. S. Btehop, M. Sparry. Nig-ra H Gardiner, S. B. Pi|ier, ; i Oucidi P. N. Kont. C. Corns rock, O. 8. Willis s, Onondaga... .J. R Lawrt'e, H. Sheldon, J. T Minard, I On .irio M H Sibley, B SI-non ?? I Orange O. If. Bate, H. O. Ball, B.F. Duryea. Orleans H K. Curtis, 8. K. Church, Osw-go O. K.Whitney, R. H Tyler, ' Ot-vgo J.Hyde. H. Krime, Queens H.J. Htgner, J. O. Lamberton, I'utnam A. B. C'raiie, O. Gauni-n, Rensselaer.. C.C Parmelee, R. l.ottridge, O. T. Blair. Richmond. ..H B. Metcalfe, Lot C. Clark, Rockluid. ...W. K. Fraaer, H. O. I'mll, Saraiogt... .A Bockte, J. Lawrence, J.C. Hurl but, Schenectady 8 W. Jonea, B K. Potfe , ?? Schoharie... G.W.Kirtland, N. Roaaiter, ? Seneca J. R. Hicha'n, D. Huron, ??? Suffolk at.T. Rote, ?? Sullivan... ..A. Dimmick, A. C.Niven. ?? Tompkins.. .A. Wella, U Boardman, Westchester uJ. Lockwond, W IV.Scraghan, L. C. Plait. Wayne OH MiddletoiiColet Baetyford, Warreu E.H Rosekranj Geo. Richardt. ?? Yatea A. Oliver, D. Morria, ?? RECAPITULATION, firm 25 20 4 Whigi 18 20 V r?cw tor* city. Superior Court. Common Pleat. Hit. Attorney. 1. J. Oakley, M. Ulahoeffer, John McKeon j L. N. S"idford, D. P. Iiigraiiam, Aarou Vauderpoel, C. P. Daly, recapitulation. Detn 3 3 1 Whigs. ...0 0 0 According to this list the democrats have secured a very handsome majority in the State : They have succeeded even in spite of their own quarrels and divisions ; and they have succeeded in a most important contest. The following is the present position of the two great parties, as indicated by this election :? Uknirai. Recapitulation. Demo- White <$ Dem. Whig crati. A Rentert maj. maj. Judgea Court of Appeala 4 ? 4 ? Clerk of " " 1 ? 1 ? i Judges S ipreuia Court 20 12 8 ? | County Judges 25 18 7 ? District Attorneys 20 20 ? ? I Surrogates 4 9 ? 5 i Judges Superior Court, New t ork city 3 ? 3 ? : Judges or Common I'leas, i NewYorkcity 3 ? 3 ? It ought to be presumed that in an election like that of last Monday all parties would bring out their best and purest, men. All parties probably did so. Victory must, therefore, be more gratifying to the successful party. Such an election as that just closed ought to test the character of each party in the contest. City Intelligence. Tnr AVeatavr.?We had a hoary fall of rain yesterday. commencing at 10 o'clock. A. M , and lasting thoughout the day, up to 4>? o'clock. The rain must hare done much good to the country. SkMIVAEV fob Vol!*(! LaDIRS at WlLLIAMSSCECU.? Parents of young ladicN and misses residing in the city, i but wishing to confer upon their daughters the privilege and benefits of a school removed from the noisy and i dusty streets of the city, can be handsomely aecorauio1 dated by applying at No. 1 Colonade How, First street, j Williamsburgn The school is taught by three ladies of I high character and good qualifications, and the Inter| nal arrangements of the family and school are aueh as | cannot but afford the greatest satisfaction. The short J distance which will separate the parents of the city from I their children, the beautiful location of the school, and i last but not least, the reasonable terms of the principal, j are ull worthy of consideration. The ordinary Knglish j branches, together with French, painting and music, I are taught, ami the ynuug ladies provided with room and boaru in the family of the preceptress, and ail fur I l he moderate compensation of $1&0 peryenr of lOmonths. I The pupils are not required to furnish themselves with I a co-tly outfit of silver cups, spoons, forks, or other like appendages, but all things necessary for their comfort j are furnished by the prlueipal. even to napkins, the re; quisite supply of which will always he kept en hand for | the use of boarders. The order and neatuess which are ' observable about the entire premises create a favorable impression upon ail who visit the establishment. There are a few vacancies which it is to be hoped will shortly be filled. Fiu.k Diicutvio*.?The United States Infidel Society hold their annual convention at the Minerva Rooms next week. TLe society will assemble at 10 o'clock on Sunday morning for the purpose of organization, and a meeting for free discussion will be held in the evening. An advertisement, signed by the president, may bo | found in another column. Fibk ? A tire occurred yesterday morning at No. 641 ! Water street The roof or the building was consumed; j the fire was put out without further darnnge. Police Intelligence. I npor I ant Jlr eit of FugHivt B irelan.?Officer Joseph, of Constables' Hall, N >. 102 Centre street, ai d 1 officer Cumtuing. of the lower police, arrested yesterduy { three desperate fugitive burglars, calling themselves ' Thomas Price, alias Moore, nlias " Pit," Henry Baker and l.oring Meacliuin, on a charge of committing sure! r d burglaries in Boston. Mass. Price, we understands ins but recently escaped from jail in Providence. R I. Ou (laker and Meacham a silver watch and a valise were found in their possession,evidently stolen property. Justice Osborne commit ted tlieiu all to the Tombs, to await a requisition from Boston. llohbi-'ga Boat ding Hnuie.?Some thief entered the boarding house No 112 Pearl street, on Thursday last, and broke opeu two trunks situated in one of the upper bedrooms, one belonging to James McDonald, stealing therefrom *60 in gold, together with a silver watch, gold chain and heart, valued at $33. The other trunk belonged to a young man by the name of Jahn Adams. irom wuicii me miei stole a goia pencil and several ancient pieces of silver coin. ?1rr??l of a fraudulent Debtor.? Officer A. M C. Smith, of the lower police arrested yesterday, at Tammany Mall,a ninn by the name of J. Dwmkowskl.oii a charge ul 1 being a faudulent debtor and fugitive from Philadelphia. It appears that the accused, a few weeks ago. purchased i In Philadelphia a lot of dry goods from the tirm of Kroat j and Isnnrd. merchants of thai c.ity. valued nt about $300 and ordered them to be sent to his store. No. Id bank street, which was done at his request, and agreed to pay for the said goods on the 1st of June Instead of which, , he packed up the property and left Philadelphia for this eity with intent (aa sweru to by Mr Frost.) to cheat and defraud his creditors He wus detained in this city to await a requisition from the authorities of Philadelphia. Failing tillered Money .?A woman called Harriet | Hunter, was arrested on Thursday night by officers 1 Brown and Garrison, of the 10th ward, on a charge of ' passing alter, d bank bills., a $1 and a $5 bill on the j American Kxchange Dank of this city, which she passed upon Mr. Hiram Seymour, No Ifil Walker st. Justice ; Ketcham committed her in full for trial. Robbing a Till.-Officer Steers, of the ISth ward, ar| rested yesterday a boy by the name of George Schaffer, on a charge of stealing JO penuies from the money till or ilenj. Stillwell, residing at No. 81 Pitt st. Locked up 1 for trial by Instlte Ketrliam Havana, May 25, 1847. Wrotk of Iht Ti amjiurt Mobile?Spaniih l'oliliet?The Fever? Tb". Cropt?M/trkeli, <fc. I wrote you on the 2fith, per Bogota; slnee when we have had a grand inpouring of vessels and produce; among others the bark Alabama, from Limerick, bringing 114 men of the intb I'nlted States Regiment, and the captain and crew of the brig Mobile, whloh vessel sailed from your port for Poiut Isabel, and was lost on Orange Key. Vessel a total wreck?no lives lost. The Americsn Consul is about chartering a vessel to take theui on to their destination, and they will leave in a few days. We have advices of the entire change of Ministry In Spain, and the embarking of Spanish troops for Lisbon, neither of which Pause much sensation here. Some fever has made its appearance In eur harbor, and with the crowd of shipping In port.and the extremely hot weather we shall no doubt, have a very sickly season The thermometer has for four days past ranged at 97 degrees We have occasional showers, which have their effect upon the coming crops, and every thing looks well, but It is also bad for our planters, as many have stopped grinding from this cause. Sugars are in more request for K.nrope, but not as much so lor the United States. The great decline in fraUht* has enaUed planters to sustain thslr rate*. u4 we Kara no ehaac# to not* In prieaa. In molasses there have been some hearv operations 6,000 bhd* bavo been taken for Holland, and about 0.000 hh Is for Uraat Britain. It la now estimated that than will not be over 00,000 hhdi. mora to go forward to all points this season, and holders have put up their demands to 2rs, and will, no doubt, obtain it shortly. Sweet is very scare? Indeed, the early rains having soured much of the existing stock. importations hare been very heavy these last three days, but mostly from the east. White piuo lumber is very dull, nt $94 to $-6; there is nearly one million feet now in port. Sugar box shooka have had a fall, hast night there were afloat in oar harbor, exoluslve of the large quantity in M atanias and Cardenas. B4 M shook* This morning one house swept the market, selling all they held at $1 (about SO M), and the other holders are peddling theirs out at 7 to 7>? rs., as they can light on chaps.. Hhd. shook* sales at 11 rs ; hoops. $00; empty casks, $9, dull; potatoes, $6)f; fish. $4 & a $6 for cod, and $4'? a $4J? for hake. Freights, In imitation of your market, went down with a rush from ?4 10s. to ?3. and the highest offers now are ?9 16 for ( owes. Until some of the present great press < f shipping is worked off. they cannot rally. To the United States there is at present nothing offering. When rates open again, it will probably be somewhere about $1 per box. and for molasses. Exchange on London, 7 per cent premium: New York and Boston, 2>$ per cent discount. Fittsbubc, Muy yd. li>47. Pittsburgh lince the Fire ?Hoteli?Theatrit?Mary Taylor?Society in Pittsburgh? Wedding?Railroads. 1 have arrived this fur on a pilgrimage to the scene of | Mexican annihilation, As 1 do not intend to i* my , native Uotbam until 1 shall have thrice bowed my tead before the renowned statue of Charles IV. lu the Haze Mayor, I have bethought myself of jotting down, from time to time, by way of a journal, items that may proro , interesting to your readers, and will sorve to roiuiud me, i when inspuctlug my files at some future day, of the pro- 1 iniueut Incidents of this whimsical journ'y With the exception of u vacant lot here and there, (and Ihesu not uul'requeutly making ugly gaps iu the best business streets.) the burnt district of this city has been entirely re-built, presenting a much better appearauce than the unscathed and perceptibly dingier portion. The St. Charles iiotel and Mouougahela House? i both extensive brick structures?have been erected since < the great tire, aud are at present under t o best kiud of 1 management. Miller and tbe veteran Crotsan divide almost equally the attention of the travelling public. Stcppiug Into the oaly theatre of the [dace .a few evenings since, 1 had the pleasure of witnessing the drbut among tbe Westerners, of Mary 'i'avlor. The stage is n trifle larger than tbat of the Olympic, but the body of the building much more extensive, and will conlulu (Id the box-keeper's phraseology.) $.b00, clear of all expenses. The lessee, Charles I'orlur, bus been bringing out sterling ptec.-s aud good aotors during the season, , ?nd seems well satisfied with the patronage extended to i him. The audience showed their appreciation of talent by a most enthusiastic reception of Miss Taylor, tbe 1 rich and familiar tones of whose voice carried me dream- 1 ingl.v back to Cothain. Chippendale comes in for his ] share of the applause, and has made something of a hit as (iraudfather Whitehead, (now performed hero for the first time.) Society in Pittsburg is less chilled by formality, and less governed by conventional rules or etiquette, than a Is usually the oase In cities of the same sise. It has the 1 materiel to be made delightful, and parts of it really are ! so. There are some few families, however, who ho d J themselves superciliously aloof from all connexion with their neighbors, regarding their abodo here merely as a recuperative (pecuniary and physical) from the effects J of excessive outlay during the fashionable seasons at t Washington and Bedford. They just tolerate the natives, but are extremely taken with oxotics?especially when introduced with the appanages of moustache or epaulette?und consider themselves dreadfully Imposed upon should their idols afterwards turn out lobe dis- , guised barbers, or itinerant peddlars, at tho most. \ Last evening I was fortunate enough to be preseut at the wedding ot the second daughter of the Hon. H. 1 The bridegroom (a very clever fellow, by the wkyl Is ' the son of W. M., a well known merchant of Market street. Tho rooms were well lighted with Pittsburg gas (the clearest in the world), the ladies beautiful, ana the entertainment magnificent. The family being op'U?eg ( to daucing. there was no other musio than that o% he ' piano, 10 wiiion was uauca, in fine course or the tTfii- i ing) the melodious voice of Miss J. After the ceremony, 1 the best conversationalist carried the day. Miss Julia 1 M. appeared to be the belle of the evening, attracting as much by a winning grace of deportment, as by the purely classic beauty of her face. Miss ?. ()., Miss 8. W., Miss N.ll., Miss MoC., Miss 8. D , and Miss M 8., formed an assemblage of well attired beauty, such as Gotham < could scarcely excel. Among the gentlemen 1 observed i K. C., T. Mel!,, an artist of some celebrity; B. W., a talented and rising young lawyer; J. K., of Carlisle; W.VV. D., nephew of the Vice l'resident of the Uuited States; Judge Wilkins; Colonel Robinson, the great railroad ( man. and a number of distinguished worthies of the city. Tho affair passed off pleasantly, and I returned to my ; lodgings with a sincere wish for the happiness of the young couple. The absorbing topic of conversation, for some time past; has been the conneotion with the east by railroads, liy the resolutions of a late meeting, all communication with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company was broken off. This was owing to a supposed intention on the 1 part of the company to use this city ass" cat's paw" In j their applications to the legislature of Virginia for the right of way to some lower point ou the Ohio. Opinions are now dividod between the railroad to the west and the central route to Philadelphia. The latter, as far as I can i learn, is tho most favored by the merchants, and will probably be the route undertaken. To-morrow, 1 leave for Cincinnati, a city which I have some curiosity to see. Vou will hear from me from that place. Tub Poisoning Case in Shei.hy Co., Texas.? ' Of this case, ho fiendish in its conception, so ] diabolical In its execution, and so mournfully ratal in its , results, we have the following further particulars from Mr. Stille, who was the first to inform the public of the tragic occurrence, through the Delia. Many at the time 1 doubted its truth, for it was hard to conceive how any mind could be so totally depraved, so lost to all the feci- ' ings of nature and humanity, as to perpetrate on innocent and unsuspecting viotims such wholesale murder, r Vet true it is, too true, bearing about it though it doss r all the malignant and frightful features of the first account. Old Wilkinson, it would now seem, from Mr. c Stille's letter, is the demon incarnate who did the deed? t this is circumstantially evident from the fact of his sending so goodly a share of the poisoned wedding moats to .Spot Sanders, whom he deemed his enemy, or at least whose eneruy he was But they are now in hot pursuit of hiui, and should they come up with him, they will wish that ' the slave had forty thousand lives ! One is too poor, too weak for their revenge!" But we will not detain the reader from Mr. Rtille's letter :? " Bavou Sara, May 23. 1847. ' : I returned from a flying visit to Hamilton yesterday, and learned some more particulars in relation to the poisoning. Fifteen arc dead, and some eight or ten are expected to die daily. Some got better, but took a relapse and died The poison was arsenic, i will relate the circumstance as I beard it. ' It appears that old Wilkiuson was a man of bad character?a notorious hog thief -and Morris, the groom, had been twice whipped in Mississippi for negro stealing Wilkinson was accused of stealing the hogs of Spot Sanders, and you will perceive, from what follows, how he rcveugei himself lie sent to the house of Sanders, who lives some two or threw miles from him. and who was not at the time friendly, a half of a shoat, one turkey, three chickens, some chicken pio. butter, pound cake. Ike., euouga to last the family a week, all poisoned even to the butter, which was elegantly moulded. The family ate of It ? Mrs Sanders, three children, and a negro boy. are doaJ?the other, and only child left was dying when I was at our friend Kerr's. .Mr. Sanders uud seven negroes are yet sick -some it is thought, will die. Poor Mrs Sauders did uot know that her children were dead or dying, and told her husband to rear them in 1 the nurture and admonitiou of the Lord. She request d. ? when dying, that her negroes should come and bid her farewell?they could not, all being poisoned. Mr. Sanders' mother, an old lady of seventy, was a victim " also. Alien Haley lost a negro man?the man's wife ' was one of tile servants at the wedding, and took him a j piece of the pouud cuke- he eat two uiouth's-full. mud not likiug the taste of It, eat no more?yet that killed ^ him. An old lady by the name of Ldeus, made the t cakes, and she was poisoned, together,with her son and t a negro girl?the girl is dead, and her son not einsntaii to recover. The batter that wan left at Sander*' wu ? thrown out. and some fowls eat of it and died in a few T minutes. Allen Haley and hi* mother were the only * persons ut the wedding not poisoned They cam* late, :ifter the guests were served, and oat with the family i 0 partaking of the same food th-y did?even to the cake. P Old Wilkinson insisted on cutting a fresh cake for them, but they refused to partake of it, and escaped death bv , their refusal. The lady that made the cakes. Mrs. Edeua, went on the morning oi the wedding day to look at th* t cakes, in the smoke house, where she had put them, and ? found that the coveriogshe had put on the top of them, was removed from all the cakes but one that was covered v with n custard pie?they looked dark and discolored, and a she took some loaf sugar, which she grated and put ov*r 0 them, thinking it strange that they were so disarranged! Old Wilkinson and his wife, and Morris' wife, were ar. c rested and examined betore Squire Sanders, who com milted them to prison Charles Alexander hailed the a women, and Wilkinson was taken out by a writ of ha- , beas corpus before the Probate Judge, I.est*r, and set at liberty, lie was afraid to leave the house during the p day. as there were persons determined on killing on him f During the night ne escaped on Morris' horse, which Morris brought to him Kight persons are in pursuit of 0 him, who have sworn to kill him en sight. Morris is h Wilkinson's agent?he was ordered to leave, or he would < first be whipped, and then hung. He refused to go, and we may therefore expect that he will be made short work a of. r I wrote you in my last that the negroes were suspected ,j of having been hired to poison the food. Such Is not the oaee, as the negroes were all poisoned, they not belong- " log to Wilkinson. t At the last accounts the pursuers were but a few miles t behind Wilkinson?headed by Mr. Castleberry, who was one of the poisoned, and lost his sister; he swore he '' would follow him to the end of thn world, being bent on b taking his life. I have soon some of the survivors?they t; are black under the eyes, and their finger nails and ths ends of their fingers are black?they look like walking * ghosts They all think that health and strength are n gone, being every one auable to do any laborious work. rl Poor souls! Medicat, Department or tiie Army.?Tl e .Anny Medical Hoard, which was convened in the city of New York for the examination of applicants D for appointment to the medical staff of ths regular army, adjourned on the uath ultimo. tc Of the candidates who were examined, the following ti were found qualified for appointment, and were accoi| w dingly approved ai Nicholas L. Campbell, New York; Samuel L. Barbour, t? Oeorgla; Oeorge Kdward Cooper. Penn.; Kbeneser ir Swift, Ohio; John 8. Hat tee. Maryland; (Hover I'urrin. I? Ohio; P. O Stuyvesaot Ten Brock, Johu Ciimpbell,New p< York: John K. Hummers. Charles ll.]8mlth, Virginia; m Washington M. llyer. New York. j? Before the same board, surgeon John B. Well* was ex- q amlned for promotion to that grade, and was fully approved. o Dmt Sir.In perming the Herald I have oft- j t an obMrrtd with fr??i utiificriou th,inter??i you h??e mm- r if.icrd ia b.h.lfol lit* hi l'ort unit. eaiufriut* Uniting upon out j t horn, ud in ?po,ing th? ininy nrilt ilicy are ?iibj?cu>u to, , by ihc herd ol' impiuiors who our city.. ?na uudnr tlin j iarb of friendship very ofuu rob the id of their last *11111111/ . At fhi* season of the year the arrivals begin to increase, and generally roulieue uutd Movetnber; anil from the mwiystitemenu nvde iu European journals, we may expect that not Ie*s Lhau 175,000 will have arrived bv the !? of December. Bv the ) record kept in the Ciurom Hnu?c office at Quarantine, the fl smou it of iM??enge rs from foreign porn Irom the 2*1 01 April ?j to the 8th o! June.inclusive, amount* to 55,099, and this too. in g the ca.Iy part of the emigration season Doe* it then, uc- . hoot* tho?e jourml* who *re the innuth-piece 01 public senLinient, and the guardian* advocate of justice, to watch with a j scrariniziugeye and expose the many impositions that are |,rac^ I heed 11 i>on this, unhappy people by persous clothed with authority by the benevolent Emigrant societies of this city f 1 mean the ageuU oft he Iriab, English and German oocietie*. 1 ^ I he many wr. nr* committed hy them dnring the past year 1 caii| only be know n hy tiiose who have beeu eugaged increiu, lad I writ** on the authority of one who has b*en beniuu the 1 throne 1.1 theae transactions, and whose statement can be relieu upon, tIt'll each of those woithies were iu the habit last and do continue tnia year, to receive a commission (or head money) from the different transportation ageuU or pat^euger r ?efg' ?P a'^ emigrant* who may seek the advice oraa??*t:mce 01 the society they represent Having observed with auxiety their uufortunate position wlieu landing on our snores, I have made many searching in lairics into this important sur jeor, and haveseeua receipt lor money received by the Society agent from a passenger ago it, for Irs interest in procuring him einigrint passenger* In one instance, a number of emigrant* were charged $11 to St. Louis, Mo., by the Society agent, who turned them over to tlie passenger agent for $8 25. he having uo means of transportation himself, thus sellii.g them for $2 75 per head. Tnese are troths that can be proved be vood the shadow ol & doubt, and should arrest the attention of those humane persons who contribute their time nri<l in.n,*v trv tl... mil alsothe notice of the press, who have the power to cxposo i snd cruih such unprincipled and vile conduct. I have mure MMM witn proof, but the Icnifih of iny communication admonishes me to rouclude for the present. MOItIC ANON. New York, June llth. 18*7. 1 Premium Uowamer Wig*.?-Citizens ami it ranker* visiting the citv, being in w ,nt of an circuit nrticle iu the shape of a Wiit or Tou|>re, w uld do well to call an t ixainme the extensive aaiortment of Ootaatner Wig* aud Todl>eea manufactured by Oilbrit lit Fletcher, No. 179 Broadway, up ataira. t ppoaite the Howard hotel. N. B.?Private room* for fitliug Witt*. Liquid Hair Dye.? No Equal?The Improvement ul'lUI.? Vlexindet'a Tncobaplie,which i color* the Hair a natural black or hr iwn, xivea it the heautv ' a .d elurici'v of youth?i* warranted neither to wish or ruh i ll or it'-il the akin, nor iinuart that pti' pie hue to the Hair which all the imitation* of tliia celebrated die do; and in abort, tbe pr-prirtor suicp it* improveme t, preaent* it to the pub'ic w:th the the utiuoat confidence, a* having no equal, and as a perfect dye. For ?a e by Rnsh'on It Co , B-oadway: Thomas and Maxwell, William steer; Johnson,Mor re St Taylor,Maiden Cane: and V P. tt D. Sand*, New York, and by the so'e ore its for the United States, R. St O. A. WRIGHT, , j9?t t hihidelphia. j No Charge until the Hair Is Restored?Deal's H 1IR RESTORATIVE ii applied on the above term* at the ; ,frier, to# Naaiau street. N. B. For thoie who apply it them- | wives it ia for aale. Reap?I , Aaron Ctark, Mayor of the city of New York, do i hereby certify, that I have aern a general certificate, and am I personally acquainted witli many of the parties who hare lifted it, and know them to he men of the highest standnie in I :lir communtty AARON CLARK. New York. March. 1#39. jell 6t l The "Richelieu" Diamond Pointed Gold Pens. ?Great Reduction?J. Y. Savage. 92 Fulton street, is now lelling Gnld Pens from 7.1 cents, $1, to $1 10, silver pencil.? He ha* just brought nut a magnificent article, which ia styled he " Richelieu I'm," $2 only?it is the brat and cheapest pen t u the city*- This Pen is to be had at no place but 92 Fulton itreet. Don't mistake the number. Metallic Tablet Razor Strop?Merchants and lealers are invited to call and examine the various patterns of ; he above, at the manufacturers. O. SAUNDERS St 80N. 177 Broadway, a few doors above Courtlandt at. Dressing Cases?The compact yet simple contract ion of theae cases, their durability, cheapness and conrenienne, and the handsome manner iu which they are nade, render them an indiapenaable companion to a traveller, md an appropriate one-men' to the toilette table ; they are tonfidently offered ax the most complete article manufactured. G SAUNDERS tt SON. 177 Broadway. The Married Woman's Private Medical Companion?By Dr. A M. M?uricesu. Profexxor of Diaeosex if Women. Second edition. Price (I. The great demand for this moat important work (of which :houaanda are aold) haa comitelled the iaaue of a new edition. F.v.ry female ia getting a copy, whether married or tiumatried For aale at 222 Broadway, under the American Museum: 201 i Broadway, aud by Dr A. M. Mauricean at his Medical Office, j 129 Liberty street, New Yo'k: also, Zeiber St C-o, corner of , Chesuut aud Third atrreta, Philadelphia; 0. K. Fisher, Rich- ' mond. Viiginia; Geo. Redfield, Troy, Little 1c Co, Albany. I On tlie receipt nfSI, a copy will be transmitted by mail (free if poatagel to all parts of 'lie United Stales. iu U'. - .~i J.JEB I Navigation of the Ohio River. * .u. e?. iimr. OfO'PO/ Jtllier. I Wheeling June 3. . .6 feet; standing. Cincinnati Juno 4. . .6 feet; standing. Louisville June 3. . .6 feet; rising. Pittsburg Juno 6. . .7>i feet; rising. .1, ,Xi?'.. L J ? t '..J" I..1 . - ill' i MONKY MAllKKT. Friday, June IX?G P. M. There was a very slight reaction in some of the fancies | to-day, with more moderate sales than wo have noticed ! in the past two or three days. At the first board, Penn- i lylvania A's advanced per cent; Illinois V. S. liauk 1 !?; Illinois Bank ; North American Trust, Ohio 6's, \ and Indiana closed at prices current yesterday. Farmors' Loan fell off % per cent; Morris Canal I; Canton, ?; Stonlngton 1; Harlem ,S; Long Island }i\ Heading ; Norwich and Worcester ,3j. At the second board there was a slight improvement. , Treasury Notes improved >?; Pennsylvania 6's >?'; liar- ! em Canton >?'; North American Trust K, and Head- 1 ng }? per cent upon prices current In the morning. The United States lusurauce Company of the city of | < dost on, has declared a semiannual dividend of five I ] >er cent, payable on Monday, the 14th Instant. j | The annexed statement exhibits the amount of tolls | eceived on the lines of canal and railroad of the State , if Pennsylvania, according to the reports of the several j ' lollcctors, for the fiscal year commencing Nov. 80. Ifct 10 | | o the 1st day of June, 1847:? < Pennsylvania Stats Won as?'Tolls Keceiyep. j Qtftctt. For May. 1017. Total since 'Silt h Nov IBIfl I Kastun 18,565 71 35ill'l 73 l New Hope 900 01 2,199 33 i Brittol 3,020 05 7,465 90 Philidelphia 3\.5H6 58 130.788 *9 Pa >li 1,291 28 7.4.58 1!) ParkersburK 2.I3C 03 13 JjJ In Llucnter 3,8,1 58 37 858 58 I Co'urabit 37,32) 32 101.472 12 1 Portsmouth 1,'<HI 0G 3,002 81 ,>i*hu s 8,702 8 9.491 43 , Newport C93 75 2.000 81 t-ewn'owu 2,107 13 9.701 35 Huntingdon 2 420 95 7,507 27 i Hollid.iy?burir SO 9I4 60 54,009 31 I 28,014 13 02,629 <-2 BLirsvil e 2 081 0G 5,022 02 F.eeport 557 97 1,320 92 ] Pitt-bug 21.531 33 52,572 10 1 Duonsl.urg 3,04' 30 6 9G8 07 1 Willi?m>port 1.537 65 4.197 77 I Nurtliurnlierlaiid 7.64 3 7 2 18,50 ' 71 I 12 01.74 1.7)7 53 | Liverpool 1,780 81 4,238 58 . Hi* lia. y I Is < 11 Viaduct 39 81 137 05 Portsmouth Outlet Lock.,, 723 26 901 13 Swstar.t Aqueduct Bridge., 37 03 206 09 1 Duucau's Ltniid Bridge.,. 221 88 1.450)2 Total $215 079 72 628,362 10 Sumr period, 1846 158,563 14 399 883 1,6 InC ictie in 1817 $56,515 58 228 478 44 Last year the total receipts from the canal and rail oada were $1.293.494 76. Total expenses, including up vards of $125,000 for extra expenses, occasioned by the 'Xtraordinary Hood of the spring of 1816, $714 972 63; earing as the net receipts for the year ending 30th No- ' 'ember, 18 46. $580,623 13. The receipts "of the present ' 'ear. up to the 1st of June, inst. exceed those of the lust ear to the same period by the sum of 22 8,47 8 44, and he receipts of the month of .May, 1847, alone, exceed ' hose of the same mouth last year by the sum of $66 616 1 8. If. therefore we estimate the whole receipts of the 1 ' resent year at only $1,630,000. (although there Is rea. ! on to believe they will exceed tho sum) and the expenses f the year at 600.O00, ws shall have the net Income the j resent year of $1,000,000. In our remarks concerning the quarterly report pub- j shed by the Comptroller of this State, we stated that ' he New Vork blate Stock Security Bank had uot mad* ' ???/ ** V m%uvujU kilo ??w 0}f[l||?U in nil' mm- I idual banker, a* well at to all the banks in thi* State; ' few days ago, the owner of the above bunk having ; ' ailed at our office on business. mentioned tout. In the ' ourse of eouveraation. that wu were wrong In our Infer- | nee aa to hit boing bound to make a quarterly report, j ' nd that he did not make it for the Dimple reason that the tw of April, 1813, in pursuance whsreof quarterly re- I >orta are made, doet not require any report whatsoever rom the Individual banker; that he had argued the ruse ver and over again for the latt eight years, and that no vnger ago than last February, ho wrote a letter to Mr. V Z. Flagg on the subject; that the Comptroller was uo ^ oubt aware that the individual bankur was not bound to I eport; for had it been otherwise, it would have been hit uty to point out, in a special manner, the authority ^ inder which a quarterly report might be required from he individual banker. The letter referred to we give el, w. It appears by this that tho question has tuen reviously disposed of. apparently to the salisfaction of oth parties. The freo banking law is defective upon bis point, and the difficulty should be remedied at onee- i s thrre is every probability of a rapid increase in the t umbor of individual bankers lu this State. T hey h I j , sport quarterly, with one exception, although it is oponal with ttiem to do so or not, as they please. Nf.w Yobs. Feb. Id, 1647. j < Mr. A, C. Fi.aoo Comptroller :? Mr Van Zandt. of the Bank Department, forwarded 1 > rae on the 27th ult.. (enclosed with other documents.) | vo blank statements for quarterly reports, the reason , hy, I must confess I do not understand, as it had be n j sknowledged (at least tacitly) tbree rears ago last Hep imber, that those qu-irterly reports do not apply to iny dividual case Possibly. these blank statements hav. sen forwarded to me under the impression that other j irsons might now be Interested with me; however this : lav be I herewith transmit such remarks on t he suh- | ct or " reports" as will demonstrate tlist the rqulred uarterly reports do not apply to my individual case Fnclosed, you will And a printed article on the subject f" reports/' which 1 published in the Ntm York Even- j " l.'HP 111 " ?mm?^ ng Fait, cfAogust 'it), 1943, and In th? N*w York Hea' tl of the Wth of the same month; said article U a refuation of a statement which had appeared a few days pro1?,wl7 In the State paper Tint Albany Argus, in pubIshing the quarterly report of the C omptrolUr, stated hat the New fork Statu Stock Security Bank wai liable ma line of #l')0 for not having made a quarteily report >V ell, nuid printed article takaa the grouud.that the New r ork State Stock Security Bank was not bound to make t quarterly report, and arguox at leugth the whole ease I here are two points argued therein which I have undercored, in order to direct particularly your attention hereto. The flrut point, relates to the reasons i gave in Jeoembur, 183B, wby the 30th Motion of the General banking Law did not apply to my individual, ?*** These easons were admitted by you, at that time, to be cor ect. Ha may bo seen in your report to the legislature. Ian. 3, 1838. wherein you quote at length, pages 44 and 16. the provision* of the law which made It iueuuibent ipon you to deliver elroulating note* to the owner of the Now York State Stock Security Bank, although said )vvn?r had not tiled a certificate of capital stock. It was idraltted. besides, page 41 of the xuoie report, that " the ftfth section refers only to Associations, and individuals wno commence the business of banking under the law may not feel bound to report noceording to its requirement." The second point I wish to direct your attontiou to. a t hat which embodies my remarks on the act to abolish bank commissioners. Ike . passed April 18, 1813 I state thereon, that the subject of roperts was taken up for tho third time; that what had boen enacted before on that point, was of course repealed, and that ''the individual banker was altogether dropped in the new act."' The uuduniable truth of this assertion is easy to be made out. I herewith quote tho act Itself. Tho third section thereof provides as follows: " Every bank and banking association shall make quarterly reports." ice. Well, the eight last ltnos of the fourth section define In clear and explicit terms what is meant by bank and banking association. Bank applies only to na incorporated bauk. and bauking association applies to it bankiug company organised under the law of April. 1838.?these eight last lines of the fourth section are as follows ; ? "And if any bank or banking association shall neglect or refuse to make the quarterly report required by the third section for two successive quarters, it shull forfeit its charter (if ail iucorp irate 1 bauk.) and its privileges a* a banking company. if organised under the law of April, 1838. uad may be proceeded against, and its affairs closed in any niuuner now provided by law in case of an insolvent bank or bunking association If must he admitted. I trust that the shorn nnot.itl/ma from tb? law demonstrate beyond cuvii, that the not of April iStli. 1843, does not requir-. quarterly reports from the individual banker; ijo m>nliou whatsoever In made tlicroin of ?aid individual banker, and there is no phraseology n< r provisions in any section of raid act which may be constructed to ob-cure, in tho least, the direct and clear bearing of the quotations just made. I hare the authority ?f one ot the frumcrs of the net to assert, that "the tudividual wan dropped" unddrstanditigly, and not through oversight. There were at that Mine, serving in the committee on bunks, nn-n who under.-! ood the difference bet VMS corporate banking and individual banking-uien who could discriminate the propriety of demanding reports from the f inner, and see at the name time that there was no cause or reason to require any trom the latter. The views publicly developed in the enclosed printed statement of Aug 'JO. 1843, wuro not controverted by the bank department; it bad been called forth, as 1 have ulruady stated, by an article in the .Hll/any Jlrgus, and tho Jtlhany Jligus of tho 4th of September following, acknowledged its error, and moreover inserted an art?, clo from Thornton'I Rrporter, the purport whereof was to show that the New Vork Siute Stock Security llank is not bound to make a quarterly report. In conclusion, it must he considered as granted, that the act of April 1843. does not authorise a demand for a quarterly report from the individual banker, but an uol was passed ^irce years ago which requires a short comment I allude to the act of May 6th, 1814; the second section of that act takes for granted that the individual banker is bound by former enactments to make quarterly reports. This is assuming a fact that does not exist, and a groundless assumption, according to ail legal decisions nullifies the provisions based thereon. Tho act of May. 1844 in that part which is relative to reports from the individual banker, professgs. merely, to cnaot penalties fur regulating former legislation* but in so doing the framers thereof lost sight of two points; first, that the law of April 1843,rcquirlug reports, did not apply to the individual banker; second, that there Is no necessity whatsoever to require a quarterly report from tho individual banker. If they hud glvou the subject due consideration, they would have perceived tho material difference which exists between a banking association, and private hanking Whenever a certificate of capital stock has been filed, it is proper, injustice to the stockholders, that the officers of the institution (having tho oare of such capital stock) should be bound to make such reports as exhibit their operations, so that the stockholders and tiie public muy form their opinion thereon; but when there is no capital stock, when there are no stockholders, who cares to ascertain, every throe months, whether the means of the banker have either iucreased or diminished, beyond the knowledge of tho fact that the circulating notes of the individual banker are amply secured by tho pledge cf New Vork Stato Stocks at tlio market value.' The public cares for no further particulars, and iu the name of common sense,1s it not. sheer absurdity to require said individual banker to till up blsuk statements with such items, and In such a form as obviously apply only to corporate bunks. If the Legislature, jar statistical purposes, thought proper to demand a yearly report from the individual bunker,let it provide that lie may use such form of stut? mont ax may bo compatible with the nature ot his business. The lorra of stateineuts which are now provided for acts down the capital of the bank uuder the hcud of liabilities; this is a conclusive pro f that the form of these statements is intended only for corporate banks and banking associations, whereof the capital stock is actually a debt of the bank to the stockholders, and is therefore as such properly set down as a liability. But when there are no stockholders there is no capital,in tbe senso understood and defined in the general hankiu.; law; and it is very clear that the amount of means constituting the capital of the individual banker constitutes also his resources, and in a correct statement of his linaucial position it ought to be set down as such. In rrder to illustrate my ideas on this subject I enclose within one of the blank statements which Mr. Vuu Zandt forwarded to me, with such erasures, ultei nti?ns. ind remarks, and filled up with euoh items as are compatible with my business at the present time. i should not have taken the trouble of arguing seriously at suchleugth a question tbut you understand, no touDt thoroughly, had 1 not thought that it might be proper, at this partigplar time, to clear up the uiyntlti ution that has for years shrouded the subject of "reiorts." This argumentative statement may become iseful to the ceditiers which are to be appointed by tbe Legislature, in case they undertake to review and harmonize the discrepancies of the general banking law and Ls amendments. Respoctiudy, I remain, Ike. * The quarterly report of tho Comptroller settles that (uestion at ouce, as he certifies therein that the quareny reports are made to his office, "in pursuance of .ho third and fourth sections of the act entitled 'An Act to abolish the office of Bank Commissioners and for jther purposes,' passed April 18. 1843." The above lotter takes up, I believe, all the pointa and srguinents contained in the letter i forwarded by toad . <o tbe i oraptrolleron tbe 16lh or 18tb ot February last. It enclosed, as is above mentioned, the printi d article published on the vOUi of Aug , 1813, and a stutemt nt af tbe tluaucial position of the New Vork State Slock Security Bank on tbe 1st day of February last, according o the peculiar foriu which ought to be adopted in order to give a (rue insight into its operations; and e.i the batik department has not forwarded to meauy blank tateuient for the quarterly report of May last, it is fair to suppoye that the Comptroller has given ills'ructions accordingly, and that bis views on the subject of " reports" agree with mine. L. BONNFFOUX. in the annual report of tho Comptroller, dated January 3, 1B3U. lie says that the Sfilb section of the Free banking law refers only to associations; and individual who commence the business of banking under that law may not feel bound to report according to its requirements. lie rucomuieDded at that time that ail doubt as to tbe application of that section to individual baukeis ihould he removed. Tho Legislature never have re'iuclied Ibis defect, aud the law stands in this particular as it wus originally framed. Tbe Comptroller, under the 'kitting law. is compelled to issuo circulating notes to sny individual who may deposit with hiin the required levurity. and he cannot compel them to report what purLion may be in circulation, or what amount of banking business there may be doing at the close of every quarter. So long as tho law remains in Its present condition we januot get at the actual circulation of the State. There Is uo particular objection on the part of the proprietor >f the New York- State Stock Security Bank to make juartcrly reports, and If tile law applied to him, ho would cheerfully comply with it; but so long as It does not, there Is no necessity of bis doing so He has volunLarlly reported several times, but within the past year ir two has ceased altogether. Sum-Is Uzchange. 15000 Trea. Notes 0 ICO SO Morris Canal bJO 19 MO 'i'rea. 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