Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 9, 1847, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 9, 1847 Page 2
Text content (automatically generated)

I i NEW YORK HERALD1. New York. Tuesday, VuvembtrU, 1MT. News from Kurapc. The Washington has not yet made her appearance. She is now in her sixteenth day, and is fully due. We hourly expect her announcement. Immediately after her arrival we shall give the news in an extra. French Herald for Europe. This paper will be issued at twelve o'clock tomorrow, in time for the mails by the French steamer Philadelphia, for Havre. It will contain the latest political, financial and commercial intelligence, reports oi markets, fcc. Price 6^ cen's per copy. 'Mm. ?Mrt towrrniM Th? W>r_The Preal dene v, die. Four weeks hence, the Congress of the United States will commence its ssaion, being the thirty-second since the formation of our government. Before enquiring into the business which our federal legislators will be called upon to act, it may be well to take a glance at the condition of parties, and their relative strength. In the lower hous* the whigs will have a good working majority, and in the Senate the whigs and democrats, exclusive of the party uttached to Mr. Calheun's fortunes, will be nearly on a par. The Calhoun party cannot be depended upon, by either the whigs or democrats, to second any measure which they may propose. They have hitherto acted, and doubtless will continue to act, independently ofthem.cRstingtlieirinlluence in favor of the one or the other, when the occasion, in their opinion,seems to require it,or when the measure proposed meets their views. Such being the state of parties, the next enquiry is, what measures of public weal will be brought before theml Our Mexican relation! will unquestionably be the first, as the subject is certainly the most important at the present time. The moment this subject is spoken of in any way, the conduct of the whigs and Wilmot proviso men at the last session comes to mind, and the enquiry suggests itself, will the advocates of the slavery proviso insist upon their abstraction going on the statute book before they will vote supplies for prosecuting the war further, in case such should be necessary? If such should not be deemed necessary?if, in the opinion of a majority of the members, our conquest of Mexico is complete, and that it is not prudent, and would not be necessary to prosecute offensive hostilities any farther, what course will th? whigs re commend? A portion of them, the fanatical peace portion of them, headed by John Quincy Adama, will doubtless recommend our retiring back to the Rio Grande, and retracing our steps from the capital, abandoning our conquests, and virtually acknowledging before the world, that the war on our part was unjust; but the whigs proper will not secend any measure of the kind. Again, another portion of thpt party will doubtleas be in favor of our establishing a boundary line of our own, and retaining pospession of the territory included within it, and leave the nationality of Mexico over the remainder intact. A measure of this kind, we have reason to believe, would meet the views of the Calhoun party in the Senate, and, probably, those of a majority in both houses. Again, a portion of the members of the two houses?how large or how small, cannot now be estimated?will probably be in favor of annexing the whole of Mexico, or at least of keeping military possession of it until the Mexicans themselves sue for peace. Theae are the measures connected with our Mexican relations which will probably occupy the attention of Congress immediately after it convenes; and until we see the result of the first few dxye deliberations, we cannot hazard an opinion as to what course will pro bably be adopted. 1 tie supposition, nowcvever, is, at the present time, that a majority will be in favor of retiring to a boundary line of our own choice?one which will include sufficient territory to indemnify us for all the claims we have against Mexico, including those for spoliations as well as for the expenses of prosecuting the war and conquering it. From the time the reconnoitring party of Americans was ambuscaded on the Rio Grande until our standard was placed on the Halls of Montezuma, in the capital of the enemy, a large credit i9 on our side in our accounts with Mexico. When the balance sheet is made out, this balance in blood and treasure will be fearfully great; and, reduced to dollars and cents, much greater than Mexico can ever be presumed able to discharge in money. And that being wanting, territory, the oiily means which the Mexicans possess of discharging their debt, must be rendered by 'hem, or taken by us, in discharge of su^h balance. What induces us to suppose that this course will probably be adopted is, the condition of that country ever since the subversion of the constitution of 182-1. Since that time, Mexico has, to all intents and purposes, been without a government. The government de facto of to-day, consisting of a military tyrant and an army,would be deposed to-morrow?the President's or dictator's place filled by another tyrant, who would nullify the acts of the preceding government. liuii tli? /'liar:ipf*r r%t Vfpvimn governments from the subversion of the constitution of 1824, to the present day. Since the breaking out of the present war, even, the Mexicans have hnd four presidents, whose popularity with the army was the only title they possessed i to the office. In fine, anarchy and despotism have alternately ruled that unfortunate country since the time 've speak of. Judging the future by the past, what guaranty have we that any treaty of peace we might make with the government, dt facto, that might be in power at the time, would be preserved^ We might, and probably would, find it necessary to guaranty the stability und integrity of the powers that made the treaty, in order to receive its advantages. This would, to all intents and purposes, be a continuation of the war; for we should be forced to continue a powerful army in their country; and to suppose that conflicts between it and the rival factions would not take place, would be to suppose what is unreasonable. Therefore, it is plain that a treaty with the government, and j we to sustain that government, is out of the question. How would we fart, provided we made a treaty by which the enemy would cede all we demanded in satisfaction for our expenses in blood and money,and our forces were to retire to the boundary provided for in it, without guaranteeing the government which made it 1 We would not be a whit better off. he war party is strong in Mexico, and the hatred of the masses of the people to us is inveterate. We have seen, since this war broke out, the emblems of the national religion lifted high in the hands of the ministers of that religion for the purpose of exciting the masses to resistance. Wc have seen priests at the head of, and in command of guerilla parties, slaughtering our soldiers and annoying them to the fullest extent. A government that made such a treaty would be overturned the next week,in all probability, after it was made; and befor? our troops would have 6nished their march to the established boundary line, they would be obliged to turn round and defend themselves from the assaults of the people. Even without these consequences, and supposing for the Bake ol argument, that a treaty satisfactory to us would be made, and that its terms would be fulfilled by the Mexicans, how long would it be before such a treaty could be obtained 1 In view of what we have already mated, it mipht be six weeks, #i:; months, or it night be nix yc?rr And how much more money and how many Uvea might not be lost in the mean time ! It appear* plain to us, therefore, under all the j circumstance* , and when tne views of the lrad- I ing men of all parties shall have been broached and debated in the ensuing session of Congress, that the selection of a boundary line of our own choice, which will give us as much territory as will wipe out the balance Mexico owes us, will be the mode adopted in our Mexican relations, j as it certainly appears at the present time to be the most feasible and the easiest. There are other questions of public interest on which the next Congress will be called upon to act?such as ihe river and harbor bill, &.c. &c.? all of which will be brought uplin such a way, l li *-J I- a urair ou tn trial/** lln wllllt I ' anu uirecicu msuuio "?j> ? ?- -iI the lawyers call a case, which will be submitted to the people in 1848 for their adjudication, they being the triounal of last resort for the settlement of political questions in this republic. Publication of Bankruptcies.?One of the most curious incidents in the commercial revulsion now going on in England, is the remurkable publicity given to the failures, and the subsequent investigations made into the causes of the failure of particular houses. Every evening and morning the London journals give an account of the houses broken the day before, with every possible information in relation to their condition, assets, liabilities and final liquidation. Hut even this seems not to be sufficient to satisfy the public. Committees are formed to investigate the conduct and condition of the fallen houses, and reports are published, giving full particulars in each important case. What a wonderful progress the world and the newspaper press has made in ten years! In 1837, exactly ten years ago, when there was a similar revulsion in this city, it was thought a 1 most heinoUB oflence in a public journal to al- I lude in any degree to the failures taking place in I the commercial world, or to give any ot the particulars about them. This journal wan the first which attempted a course of freedom on a subject of such vital importance to the commercial world at large, and involving the question ol freedom of enquiry. In such a revulsion, in which thirty thousand bankruptcies took place within the compass of a year, the world at large was interested in every thing connected with such a crisis. Yet so slow had been the progress of the newspaper press, that it was attempted by some to prevent every information beinggiven to the public Now, however, the case stands different, not only in England, but in this country, and elsewhere. The newspapers are now expected to give full particulars of every event connected with the calamity of the day, as information necessary to be known to the public, necessary as a guide in the principles of commercial life, and a landmark in the direction of commercial legislation. Commercial Law and Bankruptcy.?A great deal has been said, and something has been written, in relation to the peculiar case of bankruptcy which lately occurred in Wall, street, growing out of the European revulsion. We allude to the case ol Prime, Ward & Co. | It seems that this house, in ord^r to protect their bills of exchange upon London, conveyed, be fore, the failure a large proportion of their property to the other side of the Atlantic, leaving about four hundred thousand dollars of deposites, and perhaps another four hundred thousand in ordinary debts, which^will be poorly provided for. In the absence ol any bankrupt law of a general character, several of the American creditors have commenced actions under the so-called Stillwell Act, in order to recover some of their property made over to other parties, or it may be to involve the house in the charge of imputed fraud. Without imputing dishonorable motives to this once highly respectable house, we must say that this case most glaringly shows the necessity of ageneral bankrupt law, affecting all the commercial relations in this country. It also shows the folly of a former Congress, one year enacting and then the next year repealing such a law, after many bankrupts had washed themselves white by its operation?many, no doubt, honest persons,.but a good many of them undoubted rogueB. According to the present aspect of commercial affairs in Europe, and here also, it is to be feareri | th it the calamity reigning there may extemi to this country, within p. certain time. Would it not be well if the Congress which is now about to assemble should re-enact a general bankrupt | law, with such modifications as would provide I against abuae, and also against such lamentable I causes of action as we have seen take place in | the case of Prime, Ward & Company 1 Such a suggestion is well worthy the consideration of the approaching Congress. Ship Launch.?A ship launch of some interest will take place this morning, at 10 o'clock, at the yard of Messrs. Perine, Patterson, & Stack, head of Water street. The ship herself is worth seeing, and although of mammoth size and immense capacities, she possesses all the symmetry and grace of a pilot boat. She is called the JameBtown ; her burthen is fnll >200 tons, with a beam of 38j[ feet, a hold with 23^ feet depth, and measures 177 feet in length. She has a thick garboard streak, which is fastened with thirty-seven hundred pounds of copper bolts The keel and kelsons, having very heavy bilge streaks and clamps, are all extra fastened, strong and substantial, and double the quantity usually put in ships built in this city. Her deck and hanging knees are all natural and unusually large, well placed, and exceedingly strong. She is owned by Measrs. Slate, Gardiner &. Howell, and Capt. Trask, formerly of the packet ship (iarrick, who is to command her. Shfl is designed for the Liverpool trade. It was the intention of her builders, from the onset, to make the Jamestown us near perfection as means skill, and taste, could accomplish. How far j they have (succeeded, can he seen in the beauty of her proportions, in the finished workmanship, and in her great capacities. The Late Elkotio.v.?Nothing shows the folly ot the political parties of the day shouting rictory, more than the results of this election, taken dispassionately in the bulk. Not long ago the democrats were triumphing over Pennsylvania, and now the whigs are exulting in the same manner over New York, while the democrats are boasting of another victory in Michigan. What is the cause of all these various results, in almost similar States ! The real truth of the matter is, that 111 neither one nor the other of these States, more than a fraction of the great bulk polled; it was nothing but a little petty i State question which was before the people. Jn Pennsylvania the whigs stayed away from the polls ; in New York the democrats quarrelled among themselves, Rnd stayed away ; 111 Michigan the whigs again stayed away. But in the approaching Presidential election, things will be changed. When that great and important question shall come up, involving ths opinion of the people 011 the Mexicau war, then we doubt not greater vote will be polled than ever was polled in the whole civilized world; and that vote will determine interests of the greatest magnitude and importance, not only in this country, but throughout the civilized world, extending even its etlVcts to the most distuut ages. Naval.?The U. S. schooner Taney, com- ! tnander Hunter, from New York, was at (Vibral- i tar 10th ult. having arrived on the ftth, in 36 days postage. She had very h*avy weather. Th" IT; S. aloop-of-war Marion, Uapt. Siinonds, irom | al?? arrived at Gibraltar on th?s 6th Henry Clay in tiik Field ?The lightning from heaven, coming by way of Cincinnati, informs usthat Henry Clay will apeak at Lexington, Kentucky, on Saurday the 13th inst., upon the Mexican war, its authors and objects. This is a most important movement, and may be considered us his speech or message upon the Mexican war. It may be regarded as a message to the coming Congress, giving the position of Mr. Clay, and submitted to the people. We consider Mr. Clay as now in the field ; as coming out in his own colors and manfully showing his cards. We have ulready had Mr. Van Buren out, giving us that letter, in his roundabout, sneaking way, with his usual sly und double faced views.? Other distinguished men will give their views; and when Congress meets, no doubt the general debates will be of the highest interest and magnitude, involving us they will, all the issues upon the Mexican war, and the great political (juestions of the day. # {)r>- An amiable morning cotemporary undertakes to show a crtain discrepancy of opinion in our columns, relative to the causes and conHemienceH of the failures inEnirlmd. W ill he also tell us, if we ever had a similar discrepancy between the promises mid performances of the l'lainfield Bank .1 If he wishes to probe such financial topics to the bottom, we are ready to join issue. Sporting Intelligence, Thottino Match kor (2000.?This great affair came off yesterday afternoon, over the Centrevllle Course, L. I. The match was between br. g. Klpton and br m. Lady Sutton, and was won by Rlpton after three of the most closely contested heats every witnessed. Notwithstanding the unfavorable appearanoe of the weather, throughout the morning. between one thousand and fifteen hundred perrons were assembled on the course at the hour announced for the commencement of the sport. Among those present we wi re gratified to observe a number cf the tUile of the sporting fraternity from our sister cities, who participated in the sports of the day with an uncommon zest and spirit. The sportsmen of this vicinity were, of course, on hand in large numbers?and the interchange of civilities between them and their friends from a distance, was of the moat oorillal and animated character. And, although it may appear strange to some, this good feeling did not subside when the result of the contest was announced?when those who but a few minutes before were the possessors oi thousands, and now found themselves the proprietors sluiply of "lean and hungry" purses?ghosts of former greatners. No, the true rporting gentlehian suffers not the misfortune of the hour to enoloud his ordinary good humor?nor a dash of good luck to exoite unusual hilarity at the expense of his less fortunate compeer?for be knows that his triumph is but " for the nonce," and that although he wins to-day, he may have to pay tomorrow. The betting on this occasion was unusually aativo, and it is safe to assert that more money has been lost and won on this matoh than upon any that has taken place in this vicinity for years. Lady Sutton has been the favorite ever sinoe the match was agreed upon, at very long odds, and on the assembling of the orowd on th* track, one hundred dollar* to forty were freely offered upon her. On the appearance of Ripton, however, things took a obange. and at the start, one hundred to seventy was the current rate. The track being in splendid order, excellent time was anticipated. The condition of Lady Sutton was considered good; but she was not in as fine order as she would have been had her work latterly been less arduous?her very severe contest with Lady Suffolk,a few days since, operating against her. Hlpton was out of condition for such a match as this and his success is looked upon as almost miraculous; he. however, yesterday proved himself a game and a great horse, and a safe one to back, even under the most disadvantageous circumstances. First Heat.?Ripton drew the inside position, placing L*dy Sutton next to the crowd that lined the track.? 1'he nags came up finely for the word, and as it was given, they dashed off at a very rapid rate, although It appeared that Ripton was on the verge of a break all the way round the turn, and did not become steady until near the quarter pole. Lady Sutton broke up on the turu, caused by striking and cutting her near fore foot At the quarter pole. Ripton was about thirty yards in advanoe of her?time. 40 seconds Down the baok stretoli, Mr. Woodruff appeared to hold Ripton in. probably not wishing to force him when there was no oooaslon for it, and as he parsed the half mile pole the mare was within two lengths of him. Time, lril). Going from that point round the lower turn. Lady Sutton again broke up, probably occasioned by striking her foot a se this advantage Kipton camo leading up the stretch, crossing the noons in 2:37. Round the upper turn, Kipton appeared widening the gap BtiU more between him and the mare; but on the back stretch she gradually closed with bim, and at the half mile pole was at h(s side, Kipton having broken op several times from th? quarter pole. Lady Sutton led round the lower turn about fifteen yards ahead of the horse; but as tbey passed the three quarter pole their heads were on a parallel line. The struggle from there to the stand caused the most intense excitement among the throng, and It certainly was as close a contest as was ever witnessed by sportiqg men: each was under the whip, all the way up; but when witnin thirty yards of the uoore Kipton broke, and Lady Sutton succeeded in winning the heat by a neck Time of tbe last mile 2:!W, and of the beat 6:16 Second Ural ?One hundred to thirty was now offered on Lady Button without takers, the friends of Kipton not daring to wager another dollar on him, believing his chance of wluning out of the question. When called up, however, he appeared as game as a pheasant, and as fnsh as could be expected. After ono (allure, both nags started evenly together, and continued side and *id<< round the turn. The nitre, as they neared the quarter pole, drew out about a length in Iront of Kipton. and passed that point in 3rt seconds. They went down the back stretch with their heads together, not with standing that Kipton broke twice; but the breitking up of this horse is peculiar to himself? he seldom loses by so doing The mare passed the half mile pole one leDgth in front in 1.17, and her paoe was r^marktbly steady.? ltound the lower turn Kipton overtook her, but she xhook him off again as they came'on the home stretch Krom the three quarter pole to 'be score they were looked together. Time, 2:36 Round the turn Ripton again broke up, and the mare gained a length on him, which she held, and rather increased, to the half mile pole ? She continued to lead round the lower turn, and paat the three quarter pole. Then the struggle for the heat began with reucwed vigor?both drivers began to apply the lash, and use all the skill they were masters of to gain the heat At the drawgate Ku.tan had the advantage; but from there to the score llipton beat her, inch by inch, and won the heat by a neck. Time of the last mile 2:39?making the time of this heat 6:14, the same as the previous one Third Ural ?The betting now took a turn, and the drooping spirits of the friends of llipton began to revive. IIy the time the nags were called for, one hundred to eighty was offered on the horse, he appearing to Improve as the race progressed. The horses came up tlaely, and started as evenly as possible. On the turn the mare broke up. and Ripton led her to the quarter pole about thirty yards in forty-one seconds. Down the back stretch the horse held his advantage, and passed the half in 1:22. Round the lower turn the mare began to draw nearer Ripton, and from the three quarter pole to the score she closed up more of the spice between them. Tiipton reached the stand in 2:12, ten or lifteun yards in front ot the mare Hound the turn Ripton drew away m iiiu a length or so, but near the quarter pole he broke twioe. and the mare came up with him. Down the back stretch, past the half mile pole and round the turn, they were yoked together; but the mare went In front as they came on the home stretch. At the drawgate she had the liad, and both drivers were striving, with might and main, to force their nags forward; but Ripton. after a most desperate struggle, succeeded iu crossing the score first, thereby winning the mutch. Time of the last mile, 2 :iH -and of the heat, 0:18. lit: capitulation. 11 Woodruff's br g Ripton 2 1 1 James W helpley's br. m Lady Sutton I 2 2 Time?1<( hea'. Timr?2d heal Timi?ldhtal l't mile 2:17 lit mile 2:36. 1st mile .... 2:12 2d " 2:IB 2d " S:19 2d " .,..2:36 Total 5:1} 5:15 5:il A contest for a purse, mile heats, best three in five, took plaoe after the above match, which resulted a;i follows:? J. Whelpley's bl. in. Modesty .. 110 1 H. Woodruff's b g. I'lum Bob 'J 2 dr. Mr. McRobcrts' b g I'ost Boy 3 3 0 2 i im?, ?-a.to?A.tyt. Albamy, Not. 6, 1U47. The gentlemen o! the turf, resident here, are appa' rontly not Mow to appreciate the. taste of the Albany public for performances upon the turf. We jadgu so from the faot that great effort* are made In various -ways ' to procura the attendance of the moot noted trotting : horses at tbi.< course. Several matches of Interest wore anuounued to come oil to-day. and we aooordlngly visitI ed tbe track lit an rarly hour, in th? expectation of witnessing some fine trials. The attendance of citueus and strangers was as large as uould be hoped for In suoh disagreeable weather. The wind was keen, and the mercury at a low ebb; the air was tilled at intervals with masses of sand blown up by tbe sharp wind, tneiw was, in feat, strong symptom* of real winter weather. Tbe first contest, announced to come olf at two o'o.'ock I'. M , was a trotting mulch for a purse of $4iM>, between I Mr. Heed's s g hli is ilicks. and Mr. Matthews' h g. Hough and Heady, to go to sulkies, four miles and repeat At tbe hour designated, tbe bores were catleil upon to prepare for the brst heat, when it appeared that Huugli and Heady bad paid forfeit, and would cot contend tor the purse. Thin announcement created general disappointment. Tbe next mateh advertised to take plnnewas a trotting match for a purse of JiloO, between Mr (?. C rane s b. la Sarah Sands, and M. J Caw's b. g. White Kye, to go to wegons weighing '.160 lbv each, one mile and repeat. hint Hr.ai ? Alter several false starts, the horses finally or me up vary evenly, for th? heat?the mare inside; MI-a Nands went olf with th? lead, and she reached tbe j <| uarter pole in 91 second#, two length* in advance; this position was malDtaioed down the back str.tU'h to the three'|ua.t?r pole, *hsn White Kye made a desperate puab for the !**l h? rotU4 not. bow??er. Kx oopllih hi* purpoee; ha broke up, and loat the heat bj three length*. Time, 3:00. Second Heat-The aaeond heat Whit* Kye altered hi* tactio*, and want in front from tha *cora; bat ha waa not apeedy enough to remain there; he broke at tha half mile pole, and the mare pawed htm, winning tha heat by two length*. Time. 3:11^. The nest trial announoad to oome off wa* a racking match, for a parae of $40, between Mr. Taliman'a b g. Dough Nut and Mr. ' o. g. Byron, to aulklea, beat I threr in five. 1 havi only time to nay that Dough Nut won the money in three straight heat*. Time, 3:48X, 3:51, J,4f>. Albany, Not. 6, 1047. The game of crioket ia acknowledged to be a most , manly game; several cricketera in the 8t. George's club 1 have acquired great celebrity in their oonteata with the Canadian clubs; and the increasing popularity of this noble sport has been a natural result of the laudable effort* of tha oricketers of the metropolia and it* environ* A good oricket club existed in Albany several years ago; but in consequenoe of the removal of many of the members. it wa* dissolved. Recently there ha* been a new club,of sixty or seventy members'organised in this olty; it is composed ot a portion of the member* of the old club, and of a number of young gentleman of enterprise : residing here. Such a club is entitled to the notice and | commendation of the press, and I design hereafter to furnish regular reports of the games of the ''Albany | Crioket Club " The ground* of theolub, in conaequenoe of the liberal donationa of the members and others, | have been improved and beautified, and there is oroba bly do flour crioket ground in America. Tliey design, I bWievo, to challenge some one of the New York olubs to a trial of their metal The concluding game of the seaHon waa played yesterday by the Albany olub with the following result :? l?r Inningi. 2d Innings. Wright,b by Hole,it.by Paris.. 4 c. by H ie, b. by Hole . 13 D. Ho t, b do. uo. ..21 b. by Paris II Lacy, b. tiy Hole 6 not oat 12 White c. by Hole, b. by I'aris... 6 b. bv Hole 20 Kaby, b. b Paris 4 runout 0 Hieveiu, c by Paris, b by do... .12 b. by Paris 6 Morse,c. by {Mull. b. by Hole.. 4 b by r Cooper 0 McCainmon, not out 0 b. by Paris 0 Byr> 5 1 Wide Bolls... 0 ? ? 63 61 la/ Inningi. 2J Inn ngi. Pari*, b. by Hole 9 st. Wh te, b by Hole .. S W. Cooper, st. by White 2 c. bv Lucy, b. by Lacy.. 6 Hole, not oat 6 b. bv Hole II [ Hooper, b. by Hole.. 3 not oat 0 Ke-nolds, do 0 c. by Lacy, b. by Hole.. o Cahill. do I b. by Lacy 4 Beudall, st. Lacy. b. by Hole.... 0 do. 5 Dounajrer, b. by Hole 0 st. by White, b. by Lacy (I Bye? 6 Wide Balls 6 6 33 2t, Owing to the inclemency of the weather, many of the olub were absent; but there were many spectator s present to admire the skill which several of the players exhibited. Thsatrleal sund Musical. The Park?Thk Dumi.?How opoentrlo the bud. dings and blossomings of genius ! "How uncertain the appearanoea of .truly great men?original, creative, brilliant minds?upon the broad theatre of the world ! Just 283 years ago Shakespeare oame Into being, a to little vllI 1D...l.b.V,l.a L" I (-?" ' ? ? ????, ? ??? ?" ? oote? * subordinate in one of the minor theitres of London?at one time a calf-killer, (as some would have it)?the pauper father of three children, before he had arrived at man's estate?the great dramatist ot Avon burst upon the world, exhibiting to an amazed and delighted people an intelleot as polished and powerful as man was ever gifted with. Approaching the termination of the third oentury sinoe Hhakspeare'6 birth, with all the magnlfloent discoveries of modern soiunoe, and the wonders of civilization

dazzling our sen^s, we approaoh tbe beautiful drama of" Hamlet" with all that reverential love which is only ceded to creations of eminent superiority. Far and away tbe most dtffloult of characters in the whole range of the drama to comprehend?with all the subtle refinement, tbe polished imaginings, and eocentrio vagaries of a high wrought mind?the philosophical I'rince of Denmark can only be efficiently and truly painted by a kindred spirit. To play ' Hamlet" as it should be, the actor's order of intellect must be in unison with that of the literary noble He must possess elevated thought and exquisite sensibility, added to a perfeot education. We have seen many a " Hamlet"?(Kemble, Young, the Keans, Mao ready, among the rest)?but neither came up to our oonoeption of what the character might be made of and ought to be : and if the present aspirant to public faver be plaoed in a similar category, it should not be looked on as a disoouraging oontinency. No, no, "in great attempts, 'tis glorious even to fall," might be appropriately applied to so difficult a oharacter as Hairnet's. In.plot, in incident, in thrilling pathos, the play is only approached by Lear. You might read it with the same breathless anxiety, the same excited feeling, that a romantio tale is hurried over. When the piece is well cast, no Intellectual treat can be racier, richer. Indeed, it was well oast at the Park last night. The London, Edinburgh and Dublin nouses, couiu nui mil e&uei tun nuuw iLrmuKouinui? i scenic, musical and personal Mr. Dibben Pitt, in [ making his bow to a New York audience, was reci'ivpj with that, honest full hearted cheer which Ringle hearted and sinoere citizens alone can give. In person, he is a little below the middle size, and slightly made His oountenanoe is not dressed up with the same amount ol animation as Charles Keau's; but when he glides into impassioned passages there is a great similarity in the movements of both. His voloe is deep and oapaMe of much modulation ; and his stage aotion appears to be the result of mnoh training. In the seoond scene of the first act, where the Queen chides him for his gloom, and Hamlet answers? " .Seems, madam'! nay, it .p; I know not seems " Sto., Mr. Pitt waa splendidly reoelved. All the following passages were given with considerable effect. If we were Inclined to condemn?Indeed.we are not?we would say that there was, perhaps, occasionally, a too sudden drop, ping of the voice?a sort of unnatural jump from one scale to another - an error that nature hardly or never falls into. In the fourth soene, with the ghost, where be is determined to follow and hear the tale to be unfolded, his acting stamped Mr. Pitt as a man of first rate ability. The windiog up of this scene was cheered to the e?hu Hamlet's dlreotion to the players was very chastely spoken and true to nature. In the fourth scene of the third act.where he boldly acouses his mother, and is in' terrupted by and slays i'olonius. Mr 1'itt reminded u.h much of Macready, albeit it was no servile imitation. I In that most difficult of all passages in Hamlet,in which I the players exhibit before the court, and where the iu; ttlleotual powers are most wrought on by the p.'cuI liarity of the circumstances, Mr. Pitt evinoed great tact, large imagination, and trained action. There were : several other passages which we marked, but s^ace for ( bids our dilating on or quoting them. The piece went off 10 me evident sai i?i*cuon 01 a most respeciauiu au dlence. It waa well cast, Mil there were no awkward angularities about its representation. The scenery and munlt: deserve the greatest amount of approbation. Mr. < liarles I'itt will make his second appearance In " The Lady of Lyons," rN Claude Melnotte, this evening, on which occasion we have no doubt he will be greeted with a bumper. Last night he wan called before the curtain, and applauded enthusiastically. Bowery Theatre ?Last evening, Sheridan Knowloe' beautiful play of ' Love" was put forward by the manager, with an exoellent oast, and with splendid scenic effect. The bouse was crewded in every part, by the numerous admirers of the only distinguished tragio actress now in this oountry, Mrs. Shaw. When she first appeared in an apartment in the Duke's Castle, Huon reading to her, the house rang with reiterated peals ot applause, and, Indeed, she subsequently proved herself deserving the marked favors whioh she received at the hands of a highly respectable and discerning audience In scene id, where she repulses with scorn Huon, the serf, she beautifully portrayed the contending passions of contempt for his station, yet love for the qualities of his mind and heart. She assumed a peculiarly sarcastic glance of countenance, and of deep soorn, when she addresses Huon on his low born station, and says? "Beware, sir; it would not set my quiet blood On haste tor mischief to thee, rushing through My veins, did I believe! Thou art not mad; Knowing thy vanity, I aggravate It. Thou knowest 'twere shame, the lowest free woman That follows Id my train should thins of thee." In the scene where Huon rushes In, supposed to have been ntrunk by lightning, and while his head Is reclining on Ulrick's arm. the deep emotions of love, and Intense anxiety lor his resuscitation evinced by the Countess, was an incomparable pleee of acting. Again, the scene where where Huon refuses to sign the marriage document, which the father of the Countess urges him to do, wan very ably sustained by Mr. Clark and Mr Stevens Th? *riH nnhlM lovlins of Huon. where he sav*? "My lord, I am a man; And hp ? mmi, owe duty higher far Than that I owe to the*, which heaven expect! That I discharge"? wa.i givou tiy Mr. Clarke with a noble pride and emphatic expression. The scene where the Counters hears of Huon's f-tvorable Impressions on the mind of the Einprese, and wbmi the sends for him, and questions him If he love* her? where she doubts, yet hopes for a negative reply, wan a very refined and classio piece of aotiug. And her soene with the Empress, where she acI cuses her of dettroying her peace of mind, in stealing I tluonfrom her. showed forth the exoelling qualities of this undoubted clever aotren*. In tine, the play af ' Lovh" waa very ably sustained laat evening by the : excellent stock company or the Bowery. This evening Mrs Shaw appears In the character of Belvidere, in the tragedy of ''Venice Preserved," with other entertainments. No doubt there will be a crowded houa*. C hatham Theatre.?Last night being the benefit of Barney Williams, the Irish oomedlan, there waa a very full house. Mr. Williams, a* 81r Patrick O'Plenlpo, in the ' Irish Ambassador," waa excellent. The grand " Pas le Naapolltaln," by Miss H. Vallee and,Mr Yates, was executed with much taste and eleganoe of style, and | Mr. De Bar, in the character of the "Artful Dodger,'' \ displayed, as usual, his ability as an able oomedlan. This evening the entertainments will oommeuce with the oomody of the "Jaoobite." The character of John Duck will be played by Mr. C. Hunt, late of the Broadi way theatre; after which, the Grand Tableaux, representing seven beautiful pictures, which have been arranged by Mr. Kletcher. They constat of the Maypole Danoe, the tf races, the Danolug Olrls, Amasonian Triumph, Venus Rising from the Hea. Paris awarding the prigs of Beauty to Venus.and Calypso reoeiving Telernachus. The amusements will oonclude with the farce of the "New Footman." An exoellent bill of entertainment. C'mcui?Bowcnr Amphitheatre.?'To-night Mr. C. K. Bloomer takes a benefit at thla establishment, and we trait the varied bill presented will ensure htm a good hiiue, Mr. Kemp and Mr. Gouln, the two great oIown?, wlU appaw; U>? frrnsr in hi* wondwful UUmoUl f?u and other comicalities, and the Utter in the beat of hia comic quips and quiddities. In addition to theae performers' attractions, Mr. Nixon and hia very olever children, add their efforts to maka the evening go off pletsantly; aod besides all thia, Mrs. Gullen in her equestrian acts, and Mesara Madlgan and Sweet in their beautiful allegorical acta, will perfarm in tbe courae of the evening. Dan Quixote and Bancho wind, up the bill. Mr. Bloomer may count on a good benefit. Chbistv's Minstrels ?The classical standing of this troupe as great negro minstrels, is attested by the unabated zeal with which the public attend on their loiriti. Here we are In their sixth week of performanoe, and still they are crowded nightly. The fact Is, they make It their business to do what they do thoroughly, and thus give universal aatlafactlon To-night they give a most overwhelming bill?the best one they have yet brought forward. It includes no leas than tvrentv-flve different soDgs and ooncerted pieces. among which will be found all the favorite airs of the day; besides which, they give I their very amusing burlesque on tbe Hwiss Bell-riogers, and alao a burleaque Polka If they go on at thia rate, i we don't know when they will be able to get away from i | New York. Sable Ha*monibt?.-?These gentry had a very orowd- I ed audienae lut. nivht tn ,?.<.> th-u ?..i peirtnoe in our city, and from the frequent rounds of applause which attended every song tbey gave, they have every reason to be satisfied that they have made a hit, and we have no doubt that when they are firmly ! Mettled in their seats, they will beoome great favorites. The number of instruments whloh they have In their band contributes much to give the proper effeot to their descriptive so gs. and it Is evident that all of them are at home In their parts Their oonundrums are very funny and original ?altogether, we think the sable harmonlsts an addition to uur oity amusements, which many pletsure-seekers will sppreclate fully. They give an excellent bill to-night. Mr. Demmtkh will give one of his charming ballad concerto at Washington Hall. Newark, N J , to-morrow evening We advise our friends in the Jersey* to go and hear him; they oannot fall to be pleased. Siorion Blitz commences, sgain this evening, at the Lyceum, Brooklyn He gives a most delightful entertainment. well calculated to while away these long November evenings. Tint Attraction of the American Museum to-day are well worth attention. They include the Ktbioplan feerenaders, the Yankee commedian Great Western, the panorama of London, and others. See advertisement. The ''Oratorio of Klijah" will be repeated.by the Sacred Musical Society at the Tabernacle, on an early occasion. Notice w:ll be given in season. Dulfeyte, 1st tenor; Montaubry, 2nd tenor; Alphonse, 1st basso; M and Mad Sage, 2nd lovers; Mad. Pouzol, 2nd prima donna ; Mad Leoourt, dugitzon. and Chaffary, 1st bass chorister, are the names uf the members of some of the new company about to appear at the Orleans Theatre, N.O. City Intelligence. Thk WcATHta.?We had a mild sort of day yesterday, and the rains of the previous day had the effect to lay the dust that blew about our streets in all directions during the past few days. Kirk CoMrANiEi ?Brooklyn Fire Company No. 9, passed our office yesterday afternoon about o'clock, on their return from a target excursion. Thori* Company.?This excellent fire company also passed our office on their return from a target exoursion. They were accompanied by an excellent band, and appeared to be a Qne looking body of men. t'.nA. .nm Hnnrlaw mnrnlniv fthnnf nnA nVli?ck na fiffl. oer John Murphy, of the tith ward, was going his rounds, ho disoovsred in the basement of house oorner lleitde and Broadway, (opposite Stewart's large store.) a barrel containing coal ashes burning at a furious rate ? In all probability, the preservation of the house is owing to the effleiency of the above named officer. We hope this will be a caution to the residents of New York to keep their ooal ashes In an iron vessel. Chi'rch of thk Pi'ritan?, Union Siji'ark.?The sale of the pews of this church oommenoed yesterday evening. but in oonsequenoe of tha expressed wish ot the managers and purchasers of the very few that were disposed of, that the list should not be published, we had to aubmit to the determination they had made, not to 31ve publicity to the sale until at least the whole were Isposed of. The lurther sale was adjourned to a future day The Elevated Railway.?A model of this invention oan be seen at the Street Commissioner's offloe. California Correspondence?The letter we published yesterday, dated Lay Pay, June ltith, 1847," turns out to be a forgery, and was manufactured for the purpose of harrowing up the feelings of the relatives of Captain Steele and Lieut. Williams. The writer is well known to the friends of Captain Steele, and it would be well for him to ceast carrying 011 hi* anonymous correspondence; otherwise he will be disposed of In a summary manner. Having already received chastisement from their hands, he knows well what to expect. Great Sale of Rkal Estate on Madison Avenue, akd MtM< 30th, and 31?t Streets?Messrs. Bleeoker wlil sell, to-<lay, at the Merohants' Exchange, at 12 o'olook, some sixty lots on the above avenue and streets. Any pitrson wishing to make a safe investment, should embrace this opportunity. This neighborhood is the pl?asantest in the city; the ground is high and healthy; buildings are going up on all sides; the railroad, and several lines of omnibuses, bring it within reach of down-town: a new market, for the sale of all kinds of { country produoe, is j ust finished at the oorner of 4 th ! avenue and -J7th street; the streets are all laid out and j graded; Croton pipes are laid; sewers are built, and, in I fact, nothin&is wanting to render it a most desirable place for gentlemen's residences. We understand that the purchasers of this property will hare to covenant i tha ammMah nf antr niliaanrA ? ? ?j ?? Corf test Betwmk the New York Husiars and a Ditch Uaocutt ?Quite an excitement was created yesterday, near the Farade Ground, between a company of hussars, commanded by Captain Marks, and a drunk?n Dutchman, in which the latter came off second best. It appears this fine company were on parade, in order to keep their hands in perfect trim, when a drunken Dutchman came trotting aloDg in a wagon; suddenly wheeling his horse, oharged the hussars, breaking the line and passing through, much to the merriment of the spectators No sooner was this done, than the Dutchman made another attack, breaking the line a second time. This, Captain Marks thought, was oarylng a joke rather too strong; consequently, just as the Dutchman was r?l lying tor another attaot. Captain Marks, feeling determined to stop the career of this troublesome Dutchman, met him slugle-handed? his men and spectators looking on with breathless anxiety the result of the conflict The Dutchman came boldly on, and wan equally met by the gallant Captain, with sword in hand. The first blow struck by the Captain took effect on the Dutchman's back, leaving plainly the mark of the sword. This somewhat infuriated the Dutchman, who still pressed on, when the oaptain made a circumbendibus movement with his sword, which took effect on the neck of the poor horse, severing his windpipe, and causing bim to fall almost immediately and expire. At this last military manceuTre, the Dutchman became alarmed, and, jumping out of the wagon, bolted. The captain then rallied hU men, when they marched off to their respective quarters, apparently much gratified with the military achievements of their noble captain. Common Council. Boahd or Aldermen?Monday Evening, November 8 ?The President in the ohalr.?The Board oame to order at at) minutes past 6, a quorum being present. Tlio minutes of the previous meeilng were read and approved. Petitioni preiented and R'/crrtd.?Of John Lack, fur pay for carpenter's work. Of Adams, a laborer, for exemption from fine Imposed for opening a fire hydrant Alderman Meseerole advoca'ed the prayer of the petitioner, on the ground of bis poverty and ignorance. The prayer of petitioner w.s granted Petition of William Williams, relative to overflow of water on his premises in William street. Referred to Committee on Roads and Canals. An Invitation was received and accepted to vLilt the "Ivory Christ." Report* ?The Committee on itreeta reported that the tax for improving Maiden Lane be transferred to Committee on Assessments ?Aocepted. A resolve waa adopted that 18th street, from the 9th enve to Hndion river, be repaved. A communication wis reoeived from the Comptroller, in relation to certain appropriation!, and asking for a grant of (3 800 for pier* and slips Also, to supply a deficiency In revenue bonds, and asking tor $37,618. Referred to the Finance Committee An opinion vu reoelve-J from the counsel to the Corporation, In relation to the salary ot Lowis \V. Sandford, one of the Judges of the Superior Court. Aid Kklly moved that the Judge he paid agreeable to the recommendotion of the oounsel for the Corporation Carried ( |A resolution was adopted for the payment of $60 to J Cole, for overflow of water from a culvert in Orango street. A resolution was adopted, to pay to Mr. Gear $137 23 I or ereetion of a school-house. A report In relation to granting a pier to the steamer* Northerner and Southerner was, on motion of Aid. Puaiea, ordered to be laid upon the table. Tbe committee on roads and canals. in relation to certain alterations in grade of 39ib, 40th, and 4ist streets, reported in favor of same. Accepted. Certain communications in relation to tilling up sunken lots were accepted, and the accompanying ordinances adopted. A report was received from the comptroller in relation te various expenses, Stc . incurred in opening streets for the past fifteen yeais. Laid on the table and ordered to be printed The committee on roads and canals reported in favor of permitting Downing and House to put up a line ot telegraph from Fort Washington down 0th avenue, to Jefferson Market, and down aulllvan and other street* to the City Hall, and from this point to the Merchants' ' F.xchange, at a cost not to exoead, to the city, f*00; the said Downing and House to keep the telegraph in order, and permit it to be used as a fire alarms, tbe posts to l>e removeable at the will of the Corporation. The report was aooepted and the acoompanylng resolution adopted. The quarterly report ot the rresident of the L'roton Water Board was received and ordered to be printed. R*ioluti?n? ?By Alderman Kelly, That It be referred to the Committee on Laws, ?co. to report on petitioning the Legislature to abolish the Marine Court of this ciry, and to organise a court consisting of a number of Special J ustloes, whose jurisdiction shall not extend to sums exceeding $100 The resolution was referred A resolution was adopted that tbe salary of the Rei demptionClerkln the Street,Commissioner's offloe should be fixed at $1090, the ordinance allowing him but $700, but $1000 having been paid in former years Alderman Purser offered a resolution In relation to the re-organization of the medioal department of the Alms House. The resolution required that the reform should apply to the examination, by a medical board, of the present students, as well as those who should be appointed hereafter. The resolution ellolted some debate. In which several members participated, and a motion wai mad<! to lay It on tha table, which was carried to 8. j Pf*n from tha B?ord of Resolution Ill . 1 that Broom street b? lighted with Adopted In coneurrenoe. The report of tb? Special Committee, in relation to omnibuses, wan referrei to th? iitre?c Committee Report of Committee, for newer in liraenwich itreet. Non-concurred in by the Bjard of Assistants. Ordered on Die. Petition# of Doctor* K11 bourne and Vandewater, for services at theKiftb districtjbtation House, waa referred to a committee. l'be Board then, at ten minute* paat seven, took a recess for sixty minutra After krcrit ?A communication wa* received from John Randall, in relation to tbe deposits with the corporation of a portion of tbe model of an elevated railway for Broadway Laid upon tbe tabla. Tbe Alderman of tbu 18th called up a resolution for lighting tbe upper part of tbe oity with gas. Pending the consideration or thia question, a debate aroae entirely foreign to the subject, on tbe business of cleansing the streets by contract, it being document No. 13 Doc. 13 was finally taken up and acted upon It was a report upon the old contract with tbe Manhattan Company for lighting the city with gas, the provisions of which only reached a* high a* 'ith street, but the report itated that tbe Company bad in some instances emended their main* as far as -JOth St., which was put forth as a remarkable gratuity on 'the part of the Manhattan Co ? The committee then went on to argue upon the superiority of gas over lamp light for police and other purposes. assuming that three gas burners were equal to or better than 4 oommon street lamps, and reoommending IV..f fh. nlJ ...,i .. i.. luadti with the company for 20 years to oome; the company to be required to furnish the gas for eaoh lamp at $15 p?r annum, and receive for putting down fixture* $ >, the corporation to pay the coat of poata, lau terns and repair*. The above seems to include all expenses for lighting or extingulahing the lamps The company ar? net to be required to extenu the main* higher than 34th street during the first 10 years, nor to expend a sum exceeding $6000 in any oue year of that period, but are eventually to light the city to 412-1 street, with a proviso that they need not xxpend over $401)0 per annual in the 10 years of the contract. The Dumber of hours during which the lamps shall be kept burning, shall not exceed an average ot 'J300. and if the corporation shall order an increase of time, the company shall be paid pro j ufu ? These are the principal features of the report, but while it was being acted upon, Alderman McElrath moved to take up the appointments fur the medical board of the Bellevue Hospital The Alderman cf the 18th gave way, and Alderman Kklly made a nomination of Doctors Valentine vlott and Alexander H. Steven*, as consulting surgeons for Bellevue. Alderman Pl.-r>kr made some remarks la opposition to the nominations, baaing hi* argument upon thn grounds of party politics in the selection. He asked that the resolutions might be laid upon the table, until the members might be permitted to go into an informal meeting to aot upua them. Alderman MoElrath replied, and the vote on being taken, resulted In 4 ayes and 8 nay* Lost The vote was then on confirming the nominations, whloh being called separately, were oarrled almost unanimously So Doctors Mott -and Steven* were appointed oonsultlng Surgeon* to the Bellevue Hospital Aid. Kelly then moved that Meters James R. Manley. M D. and John W. Krancls, M D., be appointed oonsultlng phyaiolana to Belle>u*. Carried Moved by the same Alderman, That Doctors Parker, Wood, Vaoh*, T. C. Stewart, Quackenbush, and Child* should be oonsultlng surgeons at the Penitentiary; and that Doctors Harris, Metoalf, Doane, Stone, Elliott, and Guilford should be visiting physician* Carried. By the same, That Doctors MoDonell, Earl. Williams, and Ogden, should be visiting physicians at the Lunatlo Asylum; and thai Djotors Gilinore, Clark, and Stout should fill similar situations in the Penitentiary and Children's Hospitals. Carried. The question then bolng on the adoption of the reso lutlon enure. Aid. I'cnieit moved that the whole suhjeot be laid upon the table. Negatived; and thp vote on the adoption was taken by yeas and nays, and deoided in th? affirmative by a decided majority Aid. MoKlbath then offered a resolution that David M. Reese be appointed resident physician to Bellevuo Hospital. Adopted. Ay the Aid. of the lat, that Edward Hall, M. D? be appointed resident physician to the Children's Hospital. Adopted. By Aid KkllYj that the present assistant physician at Bellevue be subjeot to the examination of the Board of Surgeons; and, il not approved to be discharged. Adopted. Doo No. 13 was then taken up, and the report of the eommlttee agreed to, when, after some trifling business, the Board adjourned to Morday next, at 6 P. M. Board op Assistants.?The lower house of the eity legislature met at 6 o'oleok yesterday afternoon. Present, the President, Linus W. Stevens, Esq , and a quorum of members. The first paper taken up was an "Opinion of the Corporation Attorney relative to the payment of the salary of Judge Handford. of the Superior Court," and It waa resolved that the salary of Judge S be paid by the Comptroller, from the 6(h or July, 1847. Petitions and Remonstrances.? Several were presented relating to leases of piers. Against building sewera. Kor a ferry from Greenport, L. I., to foot of Avenue C, &c , all of whloh were appropriately referred. R'jtarlt of Committees.?From the Committee on police, wa'ch and prisons, in favor of paying Dr. Bell $l> for medical services rendered at Jefferson market prison. Adopted. From Finance Committee, in favor of ooncurrlng with Doard of Aldermen in dlreo lngthe Comptroller to credit Win C.Taylor with $1SM9 30 on account of rent for Distriot No t! of docks and slips. Adopted. From Finance Committee, on the petition of sureties .1 niindflf r aa?w Infa nnlluntni> nf 1 Ath vtvil fn Kwa m. leaned. Tbe committee report that the relief sought must be obtained from the chamberlain and not ftoni the Common Council. Adopted from the Committee on Streets, recommending an alteration of the grade of several arenues, at tbelr intersection with 35th street. Adopted Report, with resolution, to pay Or Green $13 and Dr. Lewis $9, for medical services rendered at polio* station houses. Adopted. From Committee on Assessments, on petition of New York Institution for the Blind, asking relief from assessments, recommending the rtfxreaoe of the matter to the f'inanoH Committee. So referred. Prramblc and llrsolution.?Tbe Assistant Alderman of the 3d ward presented the following preamble and resolution:? Whereas, information has been reoelved that soma parties who have tak-n the contracla to furnish tbe alms house and othor publio Institutions with goods, have delivered many articles which do not correspond with the samples, being much inferior in iiuallty, so much no that the superintendent <>f the alms bouee lit of opinion that they ought not to be received ? there f ire, llusolved. Tbat a sp-cial committee of three b<i appointed! to investigate the matte", and report upon the same at an early day to thla board. Referred to Commissioner ef Alms Uout.e. Resolutions ?To have Duane street, between Oreen WICD anu ?Y e#i nirutii, uy uteu witu giu auu^hu. To have awning posts removed from Wall street. Adopted. To hare Cherry street, between market and Pike streetl, lighted with gas Adopted To remove emotion poll in 15th ward Adopted. Invitation to visit the Ivory Crucittx, at 289 Broadway, acoepted. Piiptrg from the Hoard of Aldtrmtn.?Message from the Mayor, in reference to taking some measures to make publie demonstration in this oity. congratulating our tioops in Mexico upon their late viotories, end offering some expression of respect to the memory of the bruve men who have fallen In battle Committee appointed to aot in ooncert with a committee already appointed by the Board of Aldermen. Communication from John Randall, Civil Engineer, offering for the disposition of the Common Council a part ofbis model of an elevated railroad, a part of which is now on exhibition in this city. Inferred to Committee on Arts and Sciences. Resolution to re-number 2nd street. Concurred in. Resolved. That 30 feet of bulk head on each side of foot <>f Stanton street. Kast liver, be appropriated to th? Superintendent of Streets, to be used as a dumping ground. Adopted. Several resolutions were concurred in, directing the lighting of street* with gas. The magistrates at the lower p >lloe office are to be furnished with ooples of Revised Statutes for I S4?i The street oommissioner w\s directed to cause the sand to be removed from Nassau street, at the ex pens* of the contractors for building s?wers Also, to ee? that Exahange Hace, In the rear of the Merchants' Exchange, be Immediately paved according to oontractfl.? Referred to committer on streets A resolution of condolence with the family and relatives of Rat. Mr l'appen, late chaplain at Bellevue, who died suddenly (about two weeks since) while In the i performance cf his professional duties in the pulpit at the Alms House i Hi'solu ion ooncurred in, ordering the payment of Benedict'! hill for office clock in ttity Hall geTeral resolutions to b ire curb a?d gutter stonoj sot ! in 30 h street and the side walks flagged, with assets I rnunts on the same Concurred in | Resolution to permit Messrs Htillwell, Allen 4c Co. to I'Xtend pier at the foot of 1'Jth street 300 feet into the East RlTer. A memorial to the Legislature for a law to regulate i the oourse of Broadway (or Bloomlugdale road) straight; anlng it, ho. Dooumeut No. 8 was then on motion taken up at Appendix 0, which was amended and made to read as fellows : An ordinance in relation to contracting for supplies of rations to the Alms House Department, aad for abolishing the public table The Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City of New York, do ordain as follows No officer, or matron of the Alms House Departineut shall be, hereafter, allowed bis or her board in the Alms louse Department, or auy iuu i?? iu? ui Board; but the amount to be allewed as salary. ?h?ll b? in full for all services performed Thin section to go into effact an noon aa the Commissioner or Counoll shall flx tbu salaries of (he offlaers, add n%'fOiu who, by the exlsiitg ordinances are allowed their board. Anopted Appendix E ?Resolved, That It bi referred to the ( ommlitee on Charity and the Alms House, to accertaln what officers, connected with the Alms House department are, by"the existing ordinances, entitled to their board, aad what offloers are in the receipt of sums of money, In lieu of board ; and to report the amount of salary which, in their opinion, should be allowed to such officers respestively, In full compensation for their s?r vioes?they providing their own board Adopted. Appendix V.?Aii ordinance In relation to the Law Department. The Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty, of the City of New York, do ordain as follows Sec l. There shall be a department of the city whioh shall be Known as '' Tho Law Department." The chief officer whereof shall be deuominuted the 'Attorney and Counsel of the Corporation " He shall receive a salary of two thousand dollars.per annum, In Ilea of all costs at law, or in equity, and of all tees, or other charges, or compensation whatever, rgalnst the corporation, the supervisors, or against any person or persons, for the performance of any service connected with, or arising out of the business of the oorporation, er any of Its departments, or whioh shall or may be committed to his care. I Adopted. Bee, 3. The Raid attorney.and counsel shall, before ?nterlag upon the duties ofhu oittcs take and subMrtbu an | <?th, or aftraMtlon. well and JaltWttUr to perfrrn tfw

Other newspapers of the same day