Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 28, 1847, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 28, 1847 Page 2
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Nrw York, sundiiy, November S4H, 1847. To Cortc*]M>ndrill*. No n-tict ran be taken at ononymoin (ommuniratiom Ifiuidtr it intruded for insertion mutt he authenticated bylh. name and oddmt of tke wri'er ; not neccttarily far j m' licaHan, hit at a guaranty of hit good faith It': cannot undertake to return rejected eommunicatiamt New* from Kuropc. The French steamer Union was to have sailed from on the lorli iust. She may have been delayed a day or two, hut not more ; she is there, fore due. Her news will be ten or twelve days l iter from France, unil live or six days later from Dnglund. _ Meeting off I'ongiciiH, All . in- beginning to be turned to \Va>hi i->n. All olatiSi'*, throughout the Union, are :u?*ioiu? to learn what Congress will do in the n*t::ng session. We shall endeavor, from duy In day, to foreshadow the movements of all parne* in the eapitol. With this in view, we refer tlie public to the letter from our Washington corrraimndeat, " (ialviensis," published in this day'- paper. We refer to the statements made hv him u-iib unliileiiee. Iteeause ho hus never raisbd ih<- public. It is important to know what tin :>tlniini?trati<>n and Congress intend to do. The Wllmut Hubbub. Freedom and independence are the principles which the human race has been endeavoring to r-t i'1 'i i.iid organize insociety, from the earli<-! i< cords dov.n to the present day. These ,'i incj/ii? liave characterised most social conv il rnf in '"1 times and in every land. On these prui. 'lie p?>i?p!" the United States have i in ;tiri - I i "i)vi'mir"r! and organized society, w ii r- ni.-.\ i lull operation towards a boundl?*? f?it?nty. if i-iC ].Copi-j of Maine and Massachusetts . : ..'tempt to legislate for the people of ..? i r Mi -ifnippi, in thcii domestic a flairs, i , 11.r?*? ; 1 y or indirectly, it would be in. f ri-t principles of social independence. i t constitution of the I'nited States, ur< certain irr<-at latitmlo-i which regulate iii 'ntu>n of Congress and the power of that body To attempt to overstep these limits, attempt to invade the first principles of social and political organisation. 'i ' j < vent of any territory being added to the I ? d St.;tu?, we think it follows aa a natural i ; i'nee, from the principles upon which so iv 11 founded ?nd government organised in miry, ih t t!ie people of 'that Slate or Ter. hav# th rui.'to determine the social cou" ' f it c<? /.t.-, without consulting or ' < ??..v liable * fi-.r neighbor*. If any of v Stati s which uuy spring up in the \. i : ^outh, should determine to incorporate . ; in-'nutionsfc the system of the i ii r< lation i?? a certain class, what . v . i..i tii-- |?eop!" of Massachusetts or Con1 '> lie i' ae to interfere *ith their regula. ?V> c, nt?nd 'hat the white nnd black n111, as Lt preseni constituted, hi , i and natural position towards - ad that they could not exist ir. nnv i r. 1 li'ni *<> >ether, than that in which they v ' Tcolored rnr<-? living in the free lively .ind as a class, nre in the :w>n in whichthe iuk race stands, an i^iv ! I.-, in the South, notwithstanding all r of tli fanatics, and all the noise of t!r* ior.lath it would not be possible to i.t i i:t th whole range of facto, ti eingle one i. v,i j < cur ?ssertion in relation to th* condition - rave in the free Mates. Take any 1'jpntit) ' colored people in New Enpland or in . w Yor' they are much separated and divide!. -o uilly and |>olitically, trom the white . hoth ?* se race* are in the South. In :rl,a?f*r regaida the comforts of civil life, *1." ituation of the blacks at the South in far aujierior to t!ut of the Marks in the North. With these views upon the general organization oi society, and the position of the different race*, we regard all the hubbub and fnsa and noise made about the Wilmot Proviso, both North and South, aa merely springing from the 11tc-k> and subterfuges of politician*, who seek to divide the people upon false issues, or to deceive them, or to carry them away with themselves, for other purpose*. NcwwAritus a\i> Politics.?We see occa sionally in the gos>-iping literature of the day, contained in letter.* irom Washington, various notices of new projects connected with the starting of newspaper* in that desolate, disconsolate city, for the purpose of giving a direction to public opinion in thia country. A (fr<*at deal of money is wasted annually in newspai?ers in Washington. The city of Washington is not a place for new*pa|?ers to flourish. Tin- atmosphere is politica and dirt?politics and corruption?politics and ignorance?politics and folly. There it no public opinion in Washington. There is no independence of mind at Washington, unless it be in the agents and correspondents of the New York pre**, who ?re entirely diatinrt and separate from the government and all the cliqui* there. Politicians may collect subscriptions nominally from fifty or a hundred person*, and establi*h newspaper* on the faith of these sob* ncriptions; but nine-tenths of such papers always turn out miserable failure*. No where out of the city of New York can a comprehensive nnd independent journal exist in the I'nited State*. The| journals of Roston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, and all other place*, are precisely like the provincial paper* of England and France. They have a local circulation nnd a name, but nothing else. In every great civilized country the pre** establishes it*elf in home great centre, and that centre is the metropolis of the country. London, Paris, and NewYork, are respectively the centres of England, France and the United State* In London, Far ltd in* it i mccii** aim in* m 'it'ii n ii vi I'ttn mil of (he press and Pirliimnt are reciprocal. The .-(ifiir may be said of Paris. In this country, the very members of Congress do not know whnt public opinion if about their speeches nnd other movement*, until ihey appear in the New York papers nnd return to Waahincton Hs the true expression of public opinion. In that resect Washington is but a fambvtirg of \>w York, united to it by telegraph and mil, and Boston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, are hut similar intervening ward* of this great metropolis. There is an utter waste ot money, and a similar wtste of talent, if they ran get any mi foolish,in establishing newspapers at Washington or even in supporting those that exist there But the time is rapidly approaching whenwith the exception of an official organ ?l Con gress, giving full rertafiw report* of bothhou es, no paper will exi?t in that r.ity. The present journal* there are behind the age utti ly madr jiittr lo keep up with the spirit ot the p. <>pl?, and do not comprehend the i<o?nion ?i this country with the world st large If their amiable couductora would < ?-a*e publi?lung-stop outright?they would save money and show nense Tiik Htkavkb W/ioHiV'.roN ?.anerror "fr if. rtd in the figures giving the lon-<ii>idr in whirli the Washington w* p.<a->-d by the Huguenot, st this port, and upon examination of lh<- lo? the II. we find that sh?- ww pasor-d on ihr Mth at meridan, mint 41 0$,|si. ?>7 01 ? -:i? had ell three fore nnd aft sills nnd jib* set, and also dersteaiu. Tliry could not distinguish the wheel* Turning, but smoke from the pipe was slightly disfsrnabl# mmmmmmmmrn Theatrical Influcncics.-?The character of society, and of if* different clashes, in thi? (tdl metropolis, may he wen in s?>nie of it* |H*culiar l>oinN of view, displayed ev^ry evening at r>tir several theatre*. We have about ten or twelve theatre* unl other place* of public anniAeaifnt o|?enevory n ight. and attended by every cl*a? of n-iriy, froiu tbe millionaire to the beggar, ltevnted to th?' up|?er regions of our social sysiem, we have threr theatres?the Park, the Broadway, and thr Aator Here we shall find hII the dirt'-rent clanaea ol the fashionable, the wealthy, the aflcctrd, the educated, the fla-hy. the sjieculative, all thuoe w ho can raise a moustache, wear white kid*, or smoke a segar. But the smaller range of theatres, upon a different system, bring to view one of the original | lemurs* <>i our|>eopie. i m-re is m? uugniy, wie i multitudinous Bowery, with its tremendous |>ii, its everlasting galleries, where the boxes cost twenty-five cents, and the pit one shilling. This theatre is crowded night after night with the males >ind females of all that region of our city composing the Bowery and dependencies, which is a world of itself, full of humour and red checks, industry and fine busts, sagacity and thumping le^rs, economy and wealth. The Bowery is a wonderful place to make money and tnirth. Their men and their boys are streng, stalworth fellows, big and little; the women are fresh, rosy, hearty, pretty, independent, correct. Then look into the Olympic, which is a mere box of a theatre, where, from the passage way leading to the boxes, you might reach your ami to the foot-lights and light a segar.? This Theatre is frequented by the youthful litterateurs of New York. The pit, the price of entrance to which is one shilling, is filled night after night with newsboys, printer's devils, flyboys and feeders, every one of them knowing more concerning the value of literature than some of the wise philosophers of the Institute or the University. Here females are scarcely ever seen, even in the boxes; and on those nights when four or five ladies grace the stage-box, it is looked upon as a wonder, and a medal is struck in honor of it. Between the actors and the audience,there is a perfect familiarity. When the manager says some good thing, he often turns round and looks down to the literary utidience below, and with a profound bow, enquires, "Ilavel your approbation in return !" He is answered by 11 shout which shakes the roof of the house half up to heaven. The next theatre is the Chatham. This is filled night after night with the'long-shore-men and Jack tars, with whom their sweethearts, wives, and cousins, and all their train , al'end. The wit in this house is at once peculiar to itself, and smacks of the ocean. j Other public places of amusement have their peculiar characteristics. The museum is filled by country people; the exhibitions by people of 110 particular denomination. In short, there is no place in this country where human nature displays itgclt willi bo much variety us at the theatres in New York,where, probably, from five to ten thousand dollars are spent per night by people engaged in enjoying themselves. The Fine Arts.?The beautiful statue of the Greek Slave is still on exhibition at the Society Library. We presume it will remain here some weeks, at least, probably, till after the holidays. Thousnnds und thousands have seen this beautiful production of art, but there arc many thousands yet to sec it. Recent intelligence from Italy informs us that Mr. Powers has his hands full with the slave trade. Several of the nobility of Lngland arc quarreling between themselves about his Htatues. We learn that the Marquis ol Londonderry, in addition to several others of his rank, have given orders for copies of (lie (i reek Slave of Powers, and probably for sorur other of his statues. The Greek .Slave is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful productions of the age. Some silly criticisms have appeared in some of the papers on its characteristics; but all of a high order of mind give it the palm over all recent productions, unless, indeed, as some say, that Powers has exceeded himself in a greater w^rk of art?the famous Fisher-boy. In our estimation we rank the Fisher-boy as even superior to the Greek Slave. We saw it in his ttudio in Florence, and a more remarkable, interesting and startling production never struck the imagination. The Greek Slave is peculiar to itself? beautifully, melancholily characteristic of its condition?a heavenly abstraction of sorrow and dc sponiti-ncy, wtilch almost tills tne Heart with griff, and the eye with tears, is apparent. But the Fisher-boy! Whut an ecstatic and delightful <-flect it bason the mind, the moment yon cast your eyes on it, with a shell to his ear, listening to the .sounds of the eternal oee&n, and watching the various motion* of its thousand waves ! We shall not forget our visit to Powers' studio at Florence. His name and reputation are so well known that every stranger and traveller in Italy visits it, and he is teased with persons calling 011 him all day long. Vet when he hears from New York, his rye brightens up and he is all gentleness and delight. The position and genius of Powers are calculated to raise the American name in Europe, as high in that branch of art, as Taylor anil Scott have done in another, lie ought to be cherished and encouragcd by his country in every possible way. Are we semi-barbarians or not! Moke Ocea* Steamers.?Two splendid steamers, of similar mould and capacity to the Northerner, have been contracted for, to run on the coast of Peru, the starting point from Panama, or rather Callao, to extend as far ns the mouth of the Oregon Kiver, touching at the various places between these two points. They are to carry the I'nited States and Oregon mail, in connection with Mr. Law's steamers, which are to ply on the Atlantic side, having Cliagres as the termmu* or depot. Two of the latter are now in cour?e of construction. They are to be large, and of elegant build and finish. The I'aeitie steamers are contracted lor by one of our most eminent mercantile houses, under the auspicep 1 ?I " men an enterpi^e 01 hub cnnracter cannot fail to become a profitable invest' incnt The importance of nucha line li?? been lelt for year*. but ne\cr to eudi an extent na ai the prcaenl lime. r are informed that twe m<Tt luipf, conai'ting of ?ij?ht stCiiiiiers, for the Southern and Knropean trade. am to l?e consulted in tbia city during the coming year. We are in po?-?e..aion of the particular# inrefer?n?? to itie contemplated ateain're. which will be given w hen the arrangement* arr matured. v?<o*r> ?? K*?n< 11 t.'iri/itN-" in kk ak to (Mi I *?m h >T?*MMitrs -The ni' ino. n il i I- ? rittrn bv the committee of the pr<-vi . ?.u ... iiiii^, w* I-ad ycatflday afternoon tt i tli> ?rf..ii i-.. rnbled <>n thi- oct?>*ion. Mr ' \ I ?i? H i ti fact" in tho aimpleat man ..\ <l. r,.ii h -1' t to j-itv thai, if th?M Hi* t ki "W n <\ tin- <?iii|-anjr ol the Krencl <i Oi??i Ibroult k lie tiamb'l wil find in 111 t? ( , linn h tn reH? ? t upon. M. I* M|4i iiH'tii'M lo advi?* 'In I' ' m a bti 4Mrf, in ?rd>*r to pie?eni. in h 11 ? -. i'iim?tii? to th* roiiiimny, Hnd tc ' ' i"i I 11<iit ? -> t urn< d, and tliii i'l a<l* t? in'UNiilal, ? 1111 11 ia lo be i?l lo XI Hi rnuit Ik |?. Hand* I. by the we*I nlmmrr In K*rnp<, i v i r i ' ?i * i r i Aim. W' now receive new lr? hi Mb.njr vis lfr>Ti??ioaie Itailrond Wr . f If !el?t? . |1 t ai. I.t t? >lr J. I!. |Mint. . I.I . |>U ! <: : .1 !!.- ' . . I. I Uir . n -fi * of that city yaaterday nortiag 1 Political C?*v?ttioi?.?We will a revolu- I lion The great m*e???a of the people, of both j l>artirt, win ? revolution For the la?t twenty year* we have See a roMin? downward" and I downward# in nehlp of locofocoa, covered with corruption, led away bv the folly of politician*. Hut row the popla are tired, and *aat a revolu- I lion of kuiiIt ia probable that now the pro*pe< i ii more Uvurabl* lor a re con-i.ootion of political partiea than ever it wa* There ia General Taylor ?tl?a great, the good, the brave, the i<iiTt|>le# the correct man. Why do not people, of all partiee, oiganite tbe electoral district*, and act for themselves throughout the land, and i>ut down the j tyranny and corruption of tlic corrupt convention* which have been mining the country lor the laet twenty ye*r*' A private hiatory ol the doing* ami intrigue* of the politician* of Tammany Hall, or any oilier hall, would not be more diKgualing, more nboimnable or more aaf<>ni?hing, than the history ol the secret Union# ol Venice, or Home, or Klorence, during the darkest p-riod of the middle age*. TL. u'Kiiv narlv liir th?> Istil luvnlv v?ari lim been equally corrupt, rotten and deceptive. It m time (he people themselves should r<>ur>e in all directions, and prepare an immediate civil revi>lution throughout the whole country, and make an election without being led or driven by any sect, faction, or |>arty?>f office holder*. Now in the time, when Congtess i* juti on the point of meeting, that the people should show their determination to be independent of ill conventions, or of Congress, or of faction*, or of cliques. The people must depend upoa themselves. Smr Launch.?A very fine ship, of graceful model, will be launched from the yard of the builders, Messrs. Perine, Patterson it Stack, head of Water street, on Tuesday afternoon, at a quarter to 3 o'clock. She i* railed thr St. Charles, measures 797 tons burthen, 165 feet long, 55 feet beam, and 21 feet depth of hold.? She is designed for the New Orleans trade, own- | ed and to be commanded l?y Capt. Charles Sago- I ry. This is the second ship Messrs. Perine, 1 Patterson & Slack have launched this month. They have, als?, two more ut their yard at Williamsburgh, one of which measures some 1500 tons, called the Andrew Foster. The other is of less capacity, for Capt. Edward Funck , late of the ship Enterprise. Turks Island.?We liuve received a few numbers of the Turks Island Gazette, from which we I learn, that on the 9th inst., lhat market was abundantly supplied with provisions. The price of suit was fifteen cents on board. I The immigration of Coolies in the British West Indies, is pronounce J by the journals as a 1 failure. Their habits and want of physical ?*n- j durance render iliern unsuited for tiie position ] and labor required of them. The African imini- , ?rant, it is stated by the Turks Island tlazitlr, j is the only one that will suit the circumstances of the case. There is no other item of interest in the papers I that have come to hand. Theatrical and Musical. Tarx Theatre.?Last night Mr. Collins and Mr. Haaide appeared sgaiu in two of their best piece#, " Kory I O'More" and " The Omnibus.'' Thtir^efforts were, ai j ever, highly gucceiaful. Mr. Collins ii at home in the , Irish character, and Mr. Tlaoide is by no means behiid I in whatever he undertakes. In fact, itjis not often that ( we have such talent combined. The second piece of the evening, " The Omnibus,'' was by no means wanting in the spicy by-play which is so requisite in these little < comedies. Mr. Collins us Pat Rooney, and Mr. Placid* as Master Tom Dobbs, were admirably aided by Mr. rorey as Dobbs, and Mrs. Vernon as Mrs. Dobbs. To-morrow I night the comic drama of " Born to (iaod Luck'' will be i presented, Mr. Collins playing the part of Paudeen O'lUt- I ferty, in which character he will sing the ' Widow Ma- i croc, and the " Liquor of Life." besides dancing an Irish ' jig. The celebrated dnmt of "Grandl'ither Whitehead,'' i and the comedietta ef "The Omnibus," will also be given i Bowkhy Theatre.?Mrs. Shaw, having concluded her engagement and taken her benefit at this theatre, and drawn, nightly, the largest audiences that have been seen there since she last performed in it, the next attraction offered by the manager is, a revival of the grand romantic and ssenio spectacle, entitled the "Naiad i Queen;" the same which drew such tremendous houses, and was reoeived with so much applause, a few months j since. Miss Julia Turnbull, the popular dantruie who i appeared in,thls great piece,is re-engaged to perform in it, 1 and we have no donbt that its revival will be hailed with | pleasure by all who saw It when It was first produced. That piece, ind the oomedy, In three acts, entitled the " Soldier's Daughter," form the bill for to-morrow erening; and a better one has not been produced in a long time, even at this theatre. Chatham Theatre.?There was a very excellent attendance at this theatre last evening,as might have been expected from the attractions that were offered. The house will be as muoh crowded to-morrow evening as it ever was, for the preacher-actor. Klder Addams, and hi* son. will appear in the tragedy of " Richard the Third," in the same characters in which they recently appeared in Boston, with great success This will. Indeed, be a novelty, and when we consider that this will be the first and only appearance of these actors in New Vork, the manager msy reasonably expect to see his house filled.? The comedy of the " Married Rake" will sfcerwards be performed; and between thepieces Miss Delnraine will dance the ' Craoovienne.'' The new piece, the " Birthright^ of Freedom, or Magna Charta," is temporarily withdrawn to make room tor these novelties. Ciicci-Bowf.r> Amtiiirhkatiiic ?Thil house h?) been very much patronised the past week, and everybody ku been satisfied with the very interesting and varied performances which are nightly brought forward. To-morrow evening Mr. Nixon take* a benefit. He la a very accomplUhed performer, and hU children are little bM?tiei. He lets forth <j?lte a strong bill, which we have no donbt will attract a full boose. Christy's Mihstrsls.?We saw a story going the rounds of the press a few weeks ago,about a bird at West Point entering the chapel during service, and attempting to perch on a tree or shrub represented in a painting that hangs there, the execution of the piece being so very natural as to deoeive the bird into the idea that it was a real shrub. We have a parallel to this story, and what is Is true; the minstrtl* personate the negro so thoroughly in every movement and gesture, and keep it up so well, that the other evening a young lady was overheard insisting on it that they were true and genuine negroes, and nothing else. She came from tbs South, and had seen negroes dance at holiday times, j and that was the way they did it?she was sure no white i man could ever do it so exactly like them. We think i that it is equal to the bird story. The faot is. they are a most excellent band of singers and aotors. They per! form every evening next week Sablc Harmonists.?An evening at the soiree of this I company, after a day of active business, whether mental or pbysioal, aots as a tonic to the worn-out man of toil. It refreshes the feelings and enlivens the spirits to hear these amusing darkies. They have been well patronised ; throughout the week, and4heir divergence to Newark, on Thanksgiving day, was a profitable affair to them j They continue with us during the oonitnj; week. I Mi sical Illustrations or 8h a a jr> ? * i,.?Mr. Lynne, | recently from England, intends to give what he colls Musical Illustrations of fchat'speiire. commencing the | 7th of December next, at the Society Library, BroadI , wav. He will be aided by several vocalists who never , i yet have trade tbclr appearance in America. Mr. : Lynn*, who arrived in this country some moothii since from Kngland, has been a tragedian of some talent and 1 reputation in bis own country. Hut trajic talents are rather out of vogue at the present moment. Tragedy I won't pay; it baa fallen in prlcu the same, a* coltou baa been subjected to pressure, and tragedlaas must either break or change their business Mr. I,ynne, i we understand, bad rreeiftd an engagement at the IIroadway Theatre, but people would not go to the Broadway Theatre; they did not care about tragedy. He be < consequently withdiawn from thorn and has set up ' on bin own hook.'' He iutends to giro he ctlls " Musical Illnelrutionsf o Shaksprare," a series of i entertainment* calculated to please the ingenious, the wine, the religious, the philosophical, and all that clans ) ' of society who think the theatre an abomination, and , the green room a place a* bad or vrnii (ban wbut we shall not name Theso lectures will ba philosophic*!, | an'l now and then stanai* froiu Bhakspenre's lyrtc* will be gin n, set to the inuitic of Purrell, Arnot. Stephens, I Beethoven. .Mendelssohn. &<i. It is rather a curi"'is 1 I melange. ' J Moot i A i> intra.?These delightful exhibitor* will remain only one more week amont? us. Their eiigage j mints elsewhere are peremptory; indeed, nothing but I 1 the very grant favor tliej have met wi?fi rould have kopt them ?o long awna^ u* Thin Wat week they will ' j surpass all their previous efforts. i I Ri .i ?.v ?nt> Mia Koi?? are performing at the Howard Ath-1 i urn, llretoti Thi v are attiaetlng very larn'' house*. Sivoji and Her* wire to j>ive a concert at th? ' liir'se Museum, Philadelphia, last evening. Mr fatnison Is pUyio;? heavy jari in New Orleans. M ile Itlangey has arrived in New Orleans,and is about to leava. aa some say, for Havana. M ile Dimler. M lie Pannv Mnntln.and Mens.Schmidt, have U#n engaged #t tb? St. (Jhatle* Theatre. II euipater, the celebrated ballad singer, la to give a toiree at tiff ChlBaM Mutaum, Philadelphia, on Mendaj mitos. Ixtmistino r*o.m Venezuela.?We are in receipt of file? of the Caraccas paper, El Liberal, ' | up to the 20th ultimo. In Mtmr remarks on the departure of General | llerran fr<>m New firanadu, in the capacity of1 Minister Pleni|x>tentinry from that Republic to the ['luted State*, the Curaccas editor says:? ?nu'h America I* Imperative ly sailed onto strengthen her relations with bur sinter at the North, as such iutimacy will doubtless do much towards increasing our i iminfm and population, aod.moreorer, tne perfection of our polttiral advancement. and many elements of security. On this account, we hare alwsys barn surprised ! that Vsd<-xu?U has no public Minister near the govern- | m?nt at Washington, where sueb a minister would be of the greatest use to the best interests of the Republic. Washington is. perhaps, the best place for a constant communication and good understanding between all the Month American Republic We trust that our government will shortly oncupy itself in considering the beneAlft whleh this nouutry would derive from a |<ood diplomatic mission in ths United Slates, as a means of revlvi- , fyinc and inereaslng the political and commercial relations of the two countries." The city of Caraccas suffered much from aliur- 1 ric-diie, which occurred there on the night of the 12th October; it was accompanied with rain, thunder and lightning, and in the language of ' El Lihtral, " never was there a more awful ni^lit." The streets were overflown to such a degree tlmt passengers who attempted to , cross them were in danger of being swept ( away, and having their bones broken by being dushed against the curb stones. Immense damage was caused in the city ; several bridges were carried away by tlic rising of the river Ciituclie. It wait purposed that much damage had been done in the country. Laguayra did not aufl'er any damage. The amount of loss, of course, cannot be atated with certainty, but it id certain that it cannot be less than $1,000;000. This calamity, nays El Liberal, from the circumstance! under which it h is occurred, when the country is poor, and divided in opinions, is much more serious tiiau it would have been in other timet ot .ibundancr and harmony among our citizens. According to the accounts received from various quarters, it would seem that this storm visited the whole eastern coast, causing serious dtunage, mid thi' loss of. many vessels. At CuuiiMitt the houses in the vicinity of the city were much damaged. At Margerita, and in Painpatar i 9|w'i iully, ilieje had had been disasters in the harbor, vessels lost, and persons drowned. It is aid, also, that at Trinidad more than fifty vessels were lost. . We do not see any political news in these files. Sandwich Island Nkws.?We have received & file of the Sandwirh Inland Xetvs, a newly es- i [ Wished newspaper published at Honolulu, by &*comtnittcc of foreign resident?, from Dec. 30, lf-ki, to 2'ith May, 1817. We, however, can glean but little interesting matter from them. Hucli as we have been able to gather, we herewith present to our readers : A correspondent of the EUlr, a newspaper published In thn native language, under the direction of the American missionaries. complains of the amount of prostitution in Lahalna and Honolulu, and send* an urgent appeal to th* editor, the Rev. lt?chard Armstrong, in these wordu 1"Uo you to the chiefs. You ask, where are the olilefs? I makn known to you, that the privy council ire the chiefs at the present time. You, together with Lhem. devise uome measure for suppressing this offenoe. Vou say to this privy council, make a new law " The editor, in reply to this appeal suggests the following for a law to be rigidly enforced : ? "For the first offenoe of moe kolohe, all the property of the offender shall be confiscated to the go7ernment, and be or she be flogged with a rope and confined for a time in Irons. For the serond offence, the offender shall be taken to Lhe ocean, and held under water till as nearly Uead as possible; thun allowed to reoover breath, and again submerged in the same manner?this operation to be repeated Ave times if endurable, and the convict then banished to Another lind. For the third offence, the offender shall be banged until dead, according to the word ol Clod.?Leviticus, xx : 10." My tin; follow ing account of 11 horse race, it ivi11 he perceived that civilization is rnpidly advanoing in the .Sandwich islands. Thk Tl-bk ?Race on Waititi Plain.?Thii anxiousy anticipated race came off on Saturday last, notwithstanding the fears of the many, and the hopes of not a few, that the heavy rain of the previous day would have made the grouud unsafe both for horses and jocks. The weather during the early part of Saturday was wot and cheerless, but an the hour ot darting drew nigh, Sol deign* 1 to smile, not on a "select few," but upon crowds ufall ages and colors, tbat assembled to witness this, to the uninitiated, novel and interesting sport. Ills Majesty, the Premier, and several^f the principal chiefs, honored the meeting with'thelr presence, which gave great eclat to the scene, and their affability gtlned them a most cordial reception. L'utverHal gratification was evinoed br the attendance of many of the " softer sex, 'who, by their animated and lovely appearance, gave to the exciting scene an additionul oharm. We are happy to announce that, although every quadruped capable of carrying a feather weight was laid under contribution, not an tocident occurred, no irregularities were observed on the ground, nor did we hear of the light lingered gentry practising their uiual vocation*. The course was half mile heats. D P. Penballow's r. g .Little Billy, 6 jr. o 1 3 1 Capt. Meek's chesnut g., Attlla, 8 " 3 1 2 Stupplebeln's piebald g, Swlftsnre, 8 " 3 0 3 Von i'fister's bay g., Dan Tucker, g " 0 3 0 Shillabers bay g., Jack Randolph, 7 " 0 0 o J anion's white g , Snowball. 8 " 0 0 n Montgomery's grey g., Sweetmeat, a " 0 0 0 The tlrst heat was won cleverly by Little Billy ; the second easy by Attlla, and the third, Little Billy was again lauded a winner, owing, as we think, to the superior riding of bis jock. Snowball bolted ; Jack Randolph made good running, and Sweetmeat was ' no where." Another lace ts to come off on Wednesday, the 31at of this month, entries to be made at1 the corner," on or before li o'clock, A M , on Monday the liSth. The house of Judge Turrill, United States Consul was broken open, and property to the value of #50 taken from it. Mr. Jo^n NilfH, printer, native of New York, died at Honolulu, on the 10th of February last. We find the following advertisement in the Nrws:? Hong, a Chinaman, about 26 years of age, engaged as cook for a term of years to ller Britannic Majesty'* consul (General, having absconded, all persona are here by cautioned not to amploy or harbor blm unlefi t>? obtain bis discharge, application having b**n mad* to th* authorities lor the apprehension of the runaway. And, also, the following:? Proposals will be reoelvedat the office of tha United State* Naval 8tore Keeper, until 10 o'clock, A. M.,on Wednesday, the 20th Instant, for exchange In specie for three United States government bills on London, at 30 days sight, for ?2,000 sterling eaoh. Also, for exohange on the United States for drafts of such amount* as may be required, of not less than (l.uoo eaoh. THOMAS SWORDS, Major and <4r. Master, U. 8. Army. Honolulu, Jan. 13,1?47. | h'rom the Sandwich Island News." Thk IcnMRII OlWlliL Kr.innv, i.atk HWHUIIi.? The news lately received from the coast respecting this vessel, fulfils the expectations of all here who were aware of the intentions of her owners when she left this pert, and who counted upon the good sense and energy of the offlner In command of the United States naval forces on the coast of California ; and it is with unfelgn- i ed gratification that we leatn that this Impudent and ; dishonest attempt to introduce a foreign vessel and h?r cargo into the ports of California, undtr the flag of the 1 r lilted States, has probably, ere this, been nipped In the | bud, by the seizure of the schooner ?nd her content* The history of this transaction is briefly as follows. The schooner Hooikalka was owned by the Sandwich I Islands government, and has for many years, (fifteen or I eighteen, we believe) been employed among these island*. | sailing under the Hawaiian flsg. Karly in March la*t, when tbe fever fer sending goods to California was at It* I height, this vessel was purehssed from the government bjr two or three naturalized Hawaiian subjects, the prin clpai purchaser being Mr. James Jackson Jarvr*. the ' goveiiiinent editor, Director of the Government I'resn, ! Comptroller of Stamps, .Vn , . and a specially favored { subject of His Hawaiian .Vlaieety, by virtue of his solemn renuoi'iation of American citizenship, and oatlirf allegiance to his said Mejesty, sworn on the lilt d*y of J .ily, 1841 The schooner was loaded, and sailed from this 1 port for ban Francisco, in the beginning of March, with the new name of "Oen Kearny," no *i>p?r"ut change in her flsg having taken place here, although It wa* rumored th it she was to enter tbul port nnd?r American colors, as it wus said tbat the bill of sale of the vessel vn3 m?de out in the n?me of an American citti.en. Mr Charles K Hitchcock, the printer of the Polynesian. We new learn that she did so enter tbe port ol San Krancisco, and that certain paper we e exhibited by ) the nominal muster (who afterwards remained at San Kranci?co) to the collector of the port, cUlmtnic lor nrr th- privilege* of au American ven*el It appear* that that officer war in doubt now th* vejuel ought to ba con eider, d. and a* it m gtat*d that ahe wa* to proc??d dir?ctlr to Monterey. ba aeeiua to Uavh thought it a oato which nad butter be fettled by the Commodore there commanding, and suffered her to prooee.d Nhe. how ' vt, did not touch at Monterey, tnd <ul rnppoKed to ha* ? gone on to the leeward port* I ominodora Biddla *^S immediately advlned of the olrcumetanpe* under which *be arrived at and lift Sari Kranolfio. and w* learn that he at oocu depjatched order* to a'l the touthern port# to aelr her wharefe r found, md bring her to ( Monterey. For lha aaku of tho*e Aintrlran* hon**tly enqagml in commerce upon the ;,coii*t unJ*r their own color*. and a* a warning agnitlflt any further attempt to i Interfere dtahonertly with llielr trade anil privilege*. un- | der n fictitious we slncevely hope that there < rder* [ hav<? been fulfilled; for, though the outr*i;? would hare been Miin-i. ntly fjrtat, If committed by a nitlve enV ieet i of liiwatl,or oiany < tbrr country, it. bicom* doubly *< when perpetrated by one who In* for?*woin hi* natural allegiance for the aekeof profit in that* dominion*. and i now attempt* to reap additional profit by an impudent and unlawful ti*e of thc.very Hnt? who*e protection he clioae the nation'* holieat anniversary to renounce. Wo r. peat cur iiope that the Commodore'* order* may have been executed; and if the vefael ha* been found, j nil bete alio arc acquainted with the facts, and with the | character j! (Joutmodor* Blddl*. will aipeot by tbenaxt I arrival tram th* oout to Mf toother full length Adml- < raUy ?im r*port?4 Cltjr laMUffm*; The Wkathkb.?Our iitlelp?titu have been reallied In relation to the visit of Jack Frost?we might it; hi* ] Br?t owning visit fur the mm, on yeeterdiry The Ice In many p?r's of the streets, and particularly la the i rlvtr? and brook* in the vicinity of Brooklyn, William*- j hurgb, and Hoboken, showed Indication* of a desire, on the part of our annual hoary headed visiter, to set in i thua early for the season , ?"d take up hi* abods ] among u*. : Fiat.?About half-past I o'clock yeeterday morning,* ' Ore wa* discovered by officer Burnfted. at No. 70 Korlyth street, occupied a* an artificial flower store by a Mr. Hunk' Thn fire wa* promptly extinguished by 1 the offlrer before the alarm wa* given. Damage by (Ire 1 and water trilling. Lire in BuoAuuir ?Not long slnoe a certain gent. < weU known on the fashionable aide of Broadway, bad committed a brcach of the peace. In what manner we are unable to state. Perhaps the late glorious news from , Mexico had created In him a sort of military fever, and ( while boiling over with a thirst for glory,be had oharged | upon and prostrated some real or Imaginary foe. Be , that as it may, it la sufficient for the purpose to know, that ft warrant waa procured for the gentleman in questlon and placed in the hands of a oertain fat polioeman, to serve. The offender was *een standing in Broadway, opposite Stewart's, conversing wth a friend, when suddenly he discovered hi* lately prostin'ed foe on the opposlte side of the street, pointing toward* himself and friend, and evidently giving direction* to the aforesaid officer. Brlleving, with the illustrious Santa Anna, that his only aafety wa* in flight, he prepared to follow in the footsteps of that celebrated general. B ut his friend, who was, perhaps, something of a sportsmn a and quick on ths trls?er, seemed to "smell the rat,'' and being fond of a joke, and withal anxious to prove himself a friend In need, volunteered to do the running part, for this occalion only. Bo, quick as thought, casting rather a sneaking glance at the officer, until satisfied that he had oaught his eye, the wag bolted up Uroadway, taking the Inside of the track, like an expert jockey; ever and anon pausing, as if to take breath, but in reality to watch the effect of tfce rune upon the M. P. and encourage him in the pursuit. Finding the bait took, on be went In hi* serpentine course, dodging first thl* way, then that, through the crowd. Having got the unau'spectiog worthy fairly on the wrong track and hi* friend out of the sorape he gradually slackened up and rounded to, havlnS satisfied himself and tho sprotatora of hi* aupertor speed and bottom. Up oame the fat policeman, aweatlng and blowing off steam like a locomotive, and tapping his competitor on the shoulder, with the well known politeness of his ciaft, in an almost breathless whisper? "Wheugb! Sir, I?phew! 1 have a warrant for you" (fanning himself with his h?t ?while the perspiration rolled from his full moon countenance) Our hero, nothing log alternately at the paper and the unwieldy tl^urn of the offloer at bis elbow. Then, with a peculiar grin, he drawled out, " Sorry to disappoint you, my dear fellow, but there's a small mistake h?re;lyou've treed the wrong coon." "The devil I hare! Vvbat. did you run for, then?" "Why, my dear fellow," say* our joker, " thii Is a free country, and a man ha* a right to run, If he please* But it seems you're exhausted-it's a warm day?suppose we step in at Pintvux'* and take a smasher. And the next time, as my friend Davy Crockett used to say, 'first be sure you're right, then go ahead.' " Whether the chop-fallen rao?r ever caught the fox he was after or not, has not yet transpired. There Is little doubt, however, but he will hereafter follow the advioe of the immortal Dary. Awning Toiti?Cathamkk strbkt.? We were much gratified to observe persons emploved yesterday, in removing the awning posts In this tlieroghfare. Several, however, remain still standing, and we sincerely tru.?t that we shall soon have the gratification to see them all removed. Charitv Balls ?The Independent Sins of Krin hold their fourth Annual ball, for the benefit o? the Half Orphan Asylum, on Tueiaay evening, at Tammany Hall. It will be well attended. Through the active exertion* of the committee, and their general arrangement*, the ball. It I* exjiected, will be a grand affltlr. Infanticide?On Tuesday la6t, a Mrs. Jackson, residing at No lo7 Suffolk street, discovered in the sink, rear of that houB?, a newly born female infant ; und accordingly gave information to a policeman, who cuused it to lu removed from the sink and plaoed in the charge of a proper nurse. Medical aid was also procurod, but the infant survived only till yestorday, when an inquest was held upon the body, and 11 verdict rendered that it came to itsduoth by being thrown into the sink, by some person unknown to the jury, und inhaling some of the filth. ___ _ Law Intelligence. Sumlmk Coubt? Gi.nkhal Tkrm.?Nor. 37.?Present, Justices Huribut. MoCoun and Mason.?DcrmoNi ?Robert L. Taylor vh. Andrew C. Morris. Judgment affirmed. James T. 1). Teyster et a/, TS. J. G. Winter. Judgment affirmed Fletcher lu liaight adj. WardweLl.?Report of referee get aside, with ovsis to abide event. Ames &. Wood ?. Waite 8c White, administrator*.? Judgment reversed and venere de novo awarded to N. Y. Common Pleas. Jesse C. Cleaves vs. Pierce and wife.?-Decree of Surrogate affirmed, with cost*. Uarrett Maybee ads. Wilson G. Hunt tl at.?Motion for new trial denied A Foot vs. L. V. De Forrest ?Decree of Assistant Vice Chancellor reversed, in part, with a stipulation between parties; oosts to abide the event. 1'iurnou vs. Minor.?Report of referees set aside, and referred to Jonathan Miller, Esq , a* sole referee; cost* to abide the eveut Agaew tt ah vs. Hoguth.?Judgment for plaintiff on demurrer. Stouvent vs. Simpson.?Judsment for plaintlnff on demurrer. Corliss vs. Waddell.?Judgment reversed and venert de novo awarded to N. V. Superior Court. Craig vs Graham aad wife and another cause.?Decree of Assistant Vice Chanoeilor affirmed, with costs. Suiu'l Bouton vs Conklln Brush?Decree of Assistant Vice Chancellor affirmed, with costs. Fred'k Marquand et a/, ads. the Long Island Railroad Company?Judgment for the defendant*. Foster rs. Gilbert, et al?Order of Vloe Chanoeilor affirmed, wltli oosts. Kelsey and wife vs. Western?Decree reversing the the decree of the late Assistant Vice Chanoeilor, with costs, and adjudging the legaoy of $1,000, with Interest thereon from the 19th of August, 1833, aa reported by Master Cushman, to be a subsisting lien or oharge upon the lands, and that the lands be sold, lie., and the legaoy 1m paid, with interest and costs, out of the prooeeds. Daniel B. Crist, adt. B. De Forrest, Jr.?Motion to set aside report of referee denied. Theodore G. Cowles adt. the People, and two other oases?Judgment for defendants in the three cases, on demurrer. The People vs. John Brooks?Judgment for plaintiffs. Hiram Walworth vs. the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company?Decree of Aasiatant Vioe Chancellor affirmed, with costs. The People vs. Vanderbilt?Judgment for plaintiff. Robert Ainslle ts. N. G. Kortright.?Ordered that the deoree of the :23d December, 1041. made by the Assistant Vice Chancellor of the first Circuit, be reversed and referred to Master Caaibreling to ascertain and report whether the securities transferred to the defendant, N. G. Kortright by Hasbrook k Seaman, or tha survivor of that Arm, or assigned tor the benefit of Kortright, together with the payments of Hasbrouck k .Seaman, have proved sufficient to pay and satisfy the loans made by N. G. Kortright, individually, or as administrator to said 11 asbrouck fc. Seaman; and if not. what is the deficiency, and which of the securities remain un- j collected. That any indebtedness to Robert Kortright. from the firm of Haabrouok Ic Seaman, be excluded from participating in tha (aid payments, and la the prooeeds of the securities. Farther directions reverted until the I coming In of the report. The same vs. the same, and N. A. Fire Insuranoe Company ?Ordered that so muob of the deoree of 33d December, 1MI, made by the Assistant Vine Chanoeilor, appealed from by defendants, be reversed, with costs of the appeal. Thorn, tt. a I , vs. White.?Motion for new trial denied. Haughey vs. the People, ho.?Judgment reversed, and venire dt norn, awarded to ins iiesnons oi iwng* county. Prince ads Therlot.?New trial granted, with cost*, to abide the event. Christopher ?n Conner, tt al., ex?outor?.?Decree of Surrogate affirmed. with costs Ahrenfeldt v* Ahrenfeldt.?Order of V. C. afllrmed. The couit stand* adjourned to the first Monday in January. Hitkrioi Corat?In B?k o? Nov. U7?Drciilom? \ Willard vs (iernier?Motion for new trial denied. Conner ails, Brooks-Judgment for plaintiff on demurrer. (.Jllchrlst rt al, mfi Kumiss?Motion to set aside report of refereo denied. i bllds aift Bart urn?Motion for new trial denied. Ilockwood adt. P?ntr?New trial granted, oonts to abide event unless plaintiff will deduct f from the verdict; In that event a new trial denied lUtdrld ait. Havens, rf nl?Judgment for plaintiff on demurrer Boyland vs. the Mayor, ko. of New York?Motion to sat aside non suit denied and judgment for tha defendants od the demurrers Phelps a<ft. Hay*?Motion for new trial granted; plaintiff's costs to abide the event of the suit. Co-ik, impleaded, kc. orfi. Dacon?Judgment lor plaintiff on demurrer Prrrtor. Administrator, kc. vs 4ndi??r and another? Report of r'f?r?*e get aside, with leave to plaintiff to ituiend declaration in twenty days, ou payment of the costs of the reference and subsequent proceeding* fchu.tdt, impleaded, fce, adi Sarah M (iraharn, Executrll, it al. Motion to set aside report of referees denied. Meeker, impleaded, kc. sift Bennett?Motion denied without oosts. After (living the decisions the < ourt adjourned to the first Monday in December. rsnnon Tim-1* B**co,No?. 37 ? Dtcitinni?Wa, Bennett vs. Oeo. Tingle ? Appeal di'tussed, and order conflimed, with costs to abide tha event Sherlock ads lirove ?-Judgmast for defendant on da murrrr. |Uiutrff may nmriil < o payment ro?m. Wni t l'ort?r.M ?l ? Win Son?a, Hherkff ~ Nonsuit noBflrni'd with eo?t? Tim r'?ujl# tii I'ttrhk fonnrr, ? *1 -Vndtot confirmed wiili eetti. Kauoedr.'t ?l T*. HnUI.'n Krpnrt of ra.'mea (tinI flruied ?Hti uopm. ? - -v 1 | Akothrr Krfmm i ?Pawnprra thnt arrived :n thiacify laM venin<?. from ('olumbia, re;ort lh;tl then' haii be? n nn?>ilier frt ?h-1 in ihe sumqiifhrinnn. th^jr uim> ?*tu? iiih? th<' liver completely coverathf banks<fthe Hdew*ier ea_iiht. tVr leive h? .ird of no ?>th?i d'tnu? tli*n J*thn fitrr> in<; away of |. n? mi'* k>- LcMera wcr?* received in tins riiy, lift evening. Mating tlini the uvm Hr.tnch cannl Waa agata it navi> Ruble order throughout lU entire length ?I'hil. Jtultr tin, yov. 27 Antonrwii nt ?>i- tiik Lauiii.ati nr. ?The He: natr, on Wednesday, concurred in the r?*i.lutmn from fh?" House, d< aicnaiin(r t ie IS h December 1 nf?x? for the luliournmrri of the ljepi"latnrr j So tliiH vexed intention i? n-ttlrd. The J.ejjiala I ttire ol 1847, adjuurm lint dit, on the Uih i r> viroo. ! Police Intelligence. Cktrgt of 8tealittg it Dig and Chain.? Under tbls head. In yesterday's Herald, we noticed the arrest of Mr. II Brltton, on a charge of feloniously taking posses ion of a Newfoundland dog, whlrh dog was claimed by < L>y Mr. Hampton Woodrutl It appears from th? investigation before the magiptrate, that Mr Britton had the ilog from u. pup, until near a year old. and then some person Ktole him, and since that time, which Is over two years, Mr Brltton has been unable to asoertaln his whereabouts, until the oth^r day he happened to see him In the porneMlon of a negro, In the street Justioe DiDOrne, after hearing the evidence on both sides, dis* I missed the case, and ordered Mr. Snow, the property olerk, to deliver the dog over to Mr. Britton, remarking at the time, that no felonious intent had been exhibited by the defendant, who is a respectable man, and keeper ?f a publio house, of good standing in this community 1 Arrest of a Fugitive ? ORloer McKarland, of the 17th ward, arrived in town yesterday from New Brunswick, N.J, hiving in custody a woman by the name of Ann C. Ellison, on a warrant issued by Justice Ketcham, on a charge of stealing a lot of silver ware valued at the property of Mr. John Morrogh, residing at No H'l Barrow street. Justioe Ketcham locked her up for examination. Stealing Hair.?Two fellows, called John Hare and James Thompson, were arrested yesterday on a oharge of stealing a lot of hair, the property of Mr. 11. 11. Towner, No. Pearl street. Arret of Hank Robbers ?We were Informed post* tively that an arrest of three bank burglars had been effected at Charlestown, near Boston, whom the officers caught in the aot of burying their implements of trade under the earth of a cellar which they oocupled. We were further informed that the Roxbury Bank.or a bank in that vicinity, bad been aftempted to be robbed, after the plan of the 7th Ward Bunk in this oliy a few days since. These men are supposed to be the same rascals, on a circuit fruni New York. ltellgloun Intelligence. CiLx.niiR roa NovkMBKa?US<tb, Advent; 30th, Bt. Andrew. The numerous friends and admirers of the Very Rev. Mr. Varela, will rejoice to hear that the state of bia health is already considerably improved. Arrangement* are in progress for the annual ball for the benefit of the Orphan Asylum in Prinoe street, whtoh will, it is espeoted, be the best ever given. The Jews rf Atx, in gratitude to Pius IX, for what he has done for the raoe, at Rome, have offered up their prayers in their Synagogue fjr his Holiuess. It ts reported In Bristol, that ths order of Jesuits are uDotit shortly to Muoe tile management or churoh matters amongst th* Roman Catholic* In that city. Miss Leechmore, of lireat Malvern, Worcestershire, ha* been received into the Roman Catholio Church. This yonng lady i* highly connected In England, and near relative to a I'rotrsiaut Bl*hop, and to several Protestant clergymen la her immediate neighborhood. j Rev. Mr Chlroi, Curate of St. Paul1*, Knlghttbridge, wan reoently received Into tha Churnh of Rome at St. Mary'*, Chelsea The lllght Rev Dr. Wiseman officiated at the ceremony, attended by several clergy of the Roman oommunlon Mr* Chlrol, and Mrs. Chlrol, ten., the lady and mother of the reverend gentleman, made their profeMlon of obedience to tha Roman Catholio Church at the tame time. Tha Nashville Manner give* an interesting acoount of the annual meeting of a Bsptlst Missionary Association at that place, for sustaining missions among the Indian*. About oue hundred active members of the Association were in attendance, forty of whom were clergymen, from eight different States. Their numerous missions are represented a* in a prosperous state, and as promising great usefulness Rev. J. Parsons llovey, of Burdett, N. Y , has resigned his paktoral charge, on account of tha health of his family, and has gona to Riehmmd, Va , to enter upon the eara of tha Duval street Presbyterian Church In 1 that elty. A oolleotion vu made tn St. Joseph's Churoh, (Roman Catholio.) Albany, on Sunday, towards the expense* of erecting a Catholio Cathedral in that city, when the munificent sum of four thou*and (Ire hundred dollar* was.oontrlbuted withiu a few minute*. And this large sum was the donation of only one hundred and seventyfour individuals?an average of each. The annual statistical report of the Methodist Episcopal Churoh notes a decrease In the Northern branch of that Church of 12,741 members. Tha decrease, with the exception of a few hundreds, in among the white j members. : The Tope held a secret consistory onHhe 4th ult., In whioh, after an address, his Holiness went through the ceremony of assigning priestly titles to Cardinal* Olraud and Dupont, who were oreated in the consistory of June 11th, last. Ills Holiness ?ave to the former that of St. Mary ot Peace, and to the latter that of Si. Mary of the People. At the Ute meeting of the Weeleyan Conference, Rev. Joseph Cudworth presented the returns of the uumberof members in oonneotlon with the conference, from which it appeared that ^ there are in Great Britain, 349,379; lu Ireland, 34.033; on the foreign; stations, 100,303 -Total, 464,315. These returns show that there has been a decrease, lu Great Britain, 2.089: in Ireland, 2,913? Total, 5 002. And an increase on the foreigu stations, 253; leaving a net decrease of 4,749. The name of the bishop of Norwich Is unfortunately before the public in connexion with ' Jenny Llod." At a public meeting, the Rev. Riobard Cobbold, alluding to tho bishop having invited her to *tay at his palace during b-*r engagemeut at a musical festival, remarked that " thu bishop of Norwich w..uld sUnd in a nobler poaltlon initio enocurugement of his Inferior clergy, than he could ever do in thu pralie and admiratlou of the world, til Ilia attention to a public singer." The bishop of Exeter has issued a letter to the arohdenoons ot hid di oeae on the proposed'offloe of scripture readers. This oftioe hut received the sanction of twentyfour of the Englieh bishops?of all, Indeed, except the bishops of Exeter and Carlisle. It is contemplated to apply the prinoiple of subdivision, which has recently been made la the diocese of Australia, to India, the whole of whloh enormous territory is under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the four bishops of Calcutta, Bombay. Madras, and Colombo. These four sees are to be divided, and six new sees formed, eo that for the present there will be ten Indian bishope instead of four, and this number will be Increased as speedily aa circumstances will admit. The Conth'lutianntl has the following :?" We find in a letter from Constantinople, a faot stated of great gra- ' vlty, and which has thrown the oatbolio population into consternation It appears that the Divan has just decided tbat the Christian mountaineers of the Llbanus are to be obliged to furnish 10,000 conscripts to the Turkish army; an analogous measure haa already been taken relative ta the Islands of Cyprus. Candla and Rboadee, where it haa produoed a deplorable effect. It Is said that an order has been sent from Constantinople to Mustapha I'acha Schkodraei, the new governor of Syria, to oometo an understanding with KallT Pacha, oommander of the squadron, for the levying and transport of the men.? This decision of the Divan was kept a profound eeoret up to the last moment. It is hoped tbat the diplomatic corps will interfere." Clckicai. CHA!?ora.?The Rev. W. N. Pendleton bai taken charge of All Saints' Tarlsh, Frederick, Maryland. The; Rev. C. K. Nelson haa removed to Annapolis, Maryland. The Kev. J. Carpenter Smith has resigned bis charge as Rector of Trinity Church, Rockaway, and acoepted a unanimous oall to St. George's Church, New York. The Rev. W. H. Woodward, has reaigned the Rectorship of St. Paul's and St. Peter's Churcbee, (treat Valley, and aeoepted a call to the Vestry of Zlon Churob I'ontiac. Michigan. The Rev C. A. foster has resigned the oharge of St. James's Chnrch, Muncy, Pa., and ac. cepted that of St. Faul'a, Evansville, Indiana, to whieh he h%a been Invited. The Rev. J. W. M'Cuilough, D. D , baa acoepted an unanimous oall to the Reotorahlp of St. John's Church, Lafayette, Indiana. We understand that the Rev. William R. Baboock, late of Gardner, Maine. hu accepted a call to the Rectorship of St. Peter's Church, Siil-m The Rev Mr. Graham, late Missionary to China, has accepted a oall to St Paul's Church, Wage , Wniteland, and St. Peter's Church, Great Valley. The Rev. VV. K. Walker has been received into this dioceste, from that of Michigan. The Rev. Joseph M. Waite has accepted a unanimous call to the Rectorship of the Chapel af St. Paul'* Churoh. Cincinnati, Ohio, and will immediately enter upon hia duties Tne. Rev J s. Large has resigned the Rectorship of Trinity parish, Marshall. Mich., and accepted a unanimous invitation to become again the r eotor of Trinity Churoh, Monroe. The Rev. Thoa T. Galon, from St. James's Churob, Danbury, Connecticut, to 8t. Mary's Churob, Brooklyn, New Vork. _ Giikat Finn at Cuarlkston?Yesterday morning, between four and five o'clock, a fire broke out in si targe ware-house on the south side of Exchange wharf, which resulted in the. entire destruction of the building, und iln contents, which were valuable- As tar as we have been able to learn, about 1500 bales of cotton were in the store, and also a quantity of tobacco, bagging, coffee and other mcrchtindise. The following pirticulars of the loss of property, are all that we nave been able to collect. The building in which the fire originated whs insured in the South Carolina Insurance Company, for $5<JOO. W. C. Dukes & Co., whose loss in cotton is estimated hi 8 or !X)(j bales, were insured foffllkOOO in the I h|>()vp office, and .<$ 10,000 in the Agency of the Hartford Protection Company. This house also, had some rope and bagging in the building, which were covered by insurance in the Charlesion Insurance anil Trust Coiupnuy to the amount of 92200. Messrs Chambers & White's lose in cotton, is about 250 bales. These gentlemen also occupied a room on the ground floor of that portioli of the building destioyed, for the purpose of storing nierehandise, and there whs in it at the time oT the tire about 100 bHgs of coffee, some bagging, rope, salt, and between 5 and 600 boxen of manufactured tobacco ; a portion of the tobacco belonged to another house, and so far a* we can it-urn, wus nw i?<?cu. I C. h W hart xii insurance of $10,000 on their I itock of cotlon, m ili^ Mouth Carolina Insu I ranee Compnny, and $?5()i)0, on the goods i#i ih*>ir private t-ioi* in Ihr \gency of the Augusta Insurance and Burtking Company ot oureity. Mr*>ri<. Kirkpatriek k Douglas*, who had 30?) { i cdtii>ii de"troyed, were covered in the Smith Carolina Insurance Co., to the amount of $15,U00. Mewf S. Mowry & Son lost 67 bmu cotton, <ind a few lilnU hacon. They were tn mired in the agency of flic .Etna Company, and iUo in the :joii<h ( iirolnm Insurance Company ? 91UMXI in the former, nnri 1*7001) in the latter in rtituti"ii. <"o|. 'I'hoH. 11 r I ^ had HO hales d?* t roved, which wer?- covered by an insurance of SI'i.V) in tli office of thr* South Carolina Instii inc < in my. Meinr-. Ravenel, Brother Co. 11>1 17 hulc*, and Meut?ra. Robertson & I'lnrklock IX li?!? !-. There waf no insurance on either parcel. we understand that n lnrpe portion of the cotton destroyed wan under specific innnmnce, and the loan nmst consequently lull fry heavily ..q the insurance ofticei.?Cfiar/itton Cvuriir, ?xtr?, AW. 23.

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