Newspaper of The New York Herald, 14 Aralık 1847, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated 14 Aralık 1847 Page 2
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She is now in her twentieth day. The llibernia will be due at Boston, next Sunday. She left Liverpool on the 4th instant. Bishop Hughe*' Sermon. We give, in another column, to-day, a full report of the celebrated sermon preached last Sunday in the House of Representatives, before all i the great men and beautiful women of Washington, by the distinguished Bishop Hughes, of this I diocese. It is a remarkable sermon in its way; The sermon which we give to-day, is a curious production ; embracing view* on great subjects, in connection with the purposes of the bishop. There is a great horror in this country about "mixing religion with politics. The bishop is very anxious to put them together in the same dish?to make them palatable to politicians?and to round off the pill of politics and religion, so a? to give the clergy as important an influence in this country as they have in Europe. He has travelled much in Europe, and seen the influence of the clergy in Austria and Italy, and is anxious to restore their lost power to the Catholics, at least in this country of presidents and republicans. We think, however, that he has mistaken the spirit of the age. The uncommon fact which he displays as a politician, would do very well, if he were a politician, but he must peculiarly characteristic of Bishop Hughes, and possesses hour' curious facts concerning men I and things, not exactly religimis. Bishop Hughes is a clergyman?he is a man ol great natural parts, and some genius, although he commenced life as a clergyman, somewhat late in years. He has taken a distinguished part in politics, as well as in religion, and hits mixed them together in equal proportions, i.ii this diocese ; and has, in the course of the time that he has wielded his power as head of the church in New York, created more noise than all the other Catholic clergymen in the country. In fact, Bishop Hughes is something like Cardinal Beaton, or Cardinal Woolsey. Instead, however, of playing into the hands ol one sovereign, as Cardinal Woolsey did, lie attempts to wield all the Irish Sovereigns ol his diocese, and has tried to work himself into great political, as well as religious, distinction. He is more of a politician than a clergyman; if he were one or the other, he would be a very eminent man; but in his double capacity as politician and clergyman, he acts with duplicity, and presents a double aspect to the world.? Ll ici /> a fit 11 u far fi au nfnil (ipp J un i>niial I amount of disaster and triumph for the Catholic cause, lie wan the first to create disturbance in this State, growing out of the school question, which went on step by step, until it produced, by a conflict of sects, the most disastrous results in Philadelphia. Of late years he has kept himself quiet, but he can't keep his lingers out of the political pie ;.and as Mexico, being a Catholic nation, has become a very important bone of contention to politicians and diplomat*. Bishop Hughes must necessarily come into the field and take a part in the settlement of that disputed matter. He wants to have something to do with the settlement of that question, as well as with the nomination of an envoy to Rome. His preaching and praying, and eiting and fasting, at Washington, have all reference to those important and ambitious purposes. According to the best accounts, he wants to go as one of the commissioners to Mexico, and to send a friend of his as minister to Rome. If he can manage both, he thinks lie can at least equal Cardinal Woolsey. No doubt he considers Mr. Polk a small man; but he is very anxious to get power from any quarter, Popish or Puritan. he either n bishop, and that alone, or abandon that and become a politician. He must either confine Ihimself to the curing of souls, or abandon that, and become a politician and a statesir . at once. We doubt very much if the Catholics will tolerate any longer such prepos'.trous exhibitions as he has begun again to show before the world. Clergymen ofall kinds had better confine themselves to their spiritual duties. Political. Movements?Two great political movements will be made in our city on Thursday next?one by the whigs, the other by the democrats. These two parties have their several meetings on the above day, to elect by bal ot, the members of their committees for the coming year. These, elections are important, as bearing upon the Presidential election, and having great influence over the future movements of the two great parties. There will be a contest among the whigs for candidates, both for and against Mr. Clay, as next President. General Scott's friends will also endeavor to get hald of the committees, and the probability is, that the Clay section will triumph in the wards of this city. At the same time the democrats, on their side, will make siniilarefforts for the ascendancy ?f their particular friends. Those who support Mr. Van Buren will go in opposition to every oiher candidate. The democrats have a larger list of democratic candidates lhaii the whigs. Tliey have Messrs. I'olk, Van Buren, Woodbury, Cass, Huclmnan, Calhoun, and we know not how many others. The contest here will be for and againiit the friends of Mr. Van Buren in both commuters, young and old. Laikst from thk West Indibh?Kmtm ok ihk rbcent English Failures.?-Capt. Tikiol, of the bark Condor, arrived yesterday morning, touched at St. Croix on the 1st inst., and at Grenada, on the 18th ult., and found both places, as well as St. Vincents, well stocked with American produce. The effect ol the late failures in England, ia severely felt in money matters at all the Britiah Islands. The pressure waa apparent in almost eretjr branch of trade. |)uriu* llio .< oiidorV blay at St. ('roil, a heavy fall iif ittnt H>uk place, wiiali lOMfiiiuctl lour Twfc Pon aitd Axikican Sympathy.?We clip the following extract of a very sensible letter from Parma, which appeared in the Couritr and Enquirir ot yesterday ' , #? ' , * Th? praaent enlichtened Pontiff it golnc on eolm'y, judicioualy, aad tlrmly, in reforming the offloiala Immediately under hU control?In the cloiatera and out of than? and thai planting tha aeeda of reform where they are ft rut and mont neednd?in Roma itaalf. If ha la not orowdnJ by asternal inUrfareneea and untimely ??al, ha will lay a broad foundation for tha futnra libarty and happineae of Italy. Ha la deeply aenaible of tbe great taak ha baa undertaken, for ha fa wImi and benevolent, knowing tbe value ot liberty and wiablag bia people to enjoy It In a rational manner. I do hope ewr people in A?n?rioa will bo <ioiet 1* thU noTiiMil taa whatever they may do will onlyaervato embarraaa the Pop* la hie maaaurea. by oalllng down upon him thaJMMM* m4 iU-feallog of tha monaroha of Knrope, who are fearful of every movement that ootnmanda tha eymtatbp o* tha American rapubUo. You can hardty-naMir taladhnilttg unlaaa you have lived hare for a ooMKerakte time. Beei4ae, I ahoold regret aetd ng Americana taterferiag la tha troubiea of other nation*; aad -waa alaaoat aarry that in Klorenoa they were *o carried away by their aympathlea aa to take , part ha proaaMlaaa, -and boiat their oountry'a flag aa , encourage* am to the people to do aomrtalag?they tbxmaelrea aooM Mt tall what?but something violent toward* aomebody. Now, aa wa arc jeaioua of any in t?rf?rnM on the part of ittuim, so should wo respect their purMMiU, and do nothing to forfeit tho nImid of the good Md the wise. This is precisely the purport of our remarks on the meeting at the Tabernacle, a short time since. No one that has not travelled in Europe, and made himself acquainted with the detailed workings of th? despotic governments there, can realize the embarrassing position in which the present enlightened Pontiff is placed. To fulfil the brilliant and dazzling scheme he has laid out, requires the nicest skill, the best judgment and the most reliable self-possession. One misatep committed by him, or the imprudent interference of men who want to immortalize themselves by hanging to the end of his toga, and the dim light of liberty which he has struck from the dying embers of ages, will be extinguished for centuries, aod perhaps for ever. Sach being our view of the matter, formed ( from our intimate knowledge of the feelings of Austria and other despotic powers, towards his * Holiness, and knowinc that a sympathy meet- , ing here would embarrass, more than serve, the Pope, we condemned it at the onset, and predicted bad consequences to flow from it, after it did take place. We are satisfied that injury, more or less, will be done to the Pope by that meeting; but it was set on foot by Bishop Hughes, one of those factious, discontented, ambitious intriguers, who would rather reign in hell than serve in heaven, and by a clique of aspiring politicians and briefless lawyers, to further their own Beltish ends, caring but little whether the Pope would be sacrificed or not, and less about the cause of popular liberty. These intriguers are the curse of every thing they lay their hands upon. Possessing but little weight, and no position individually, yet, by a system of combination, their intrigues reach every department of the State and national go- > vernments, and, in past times, have actually 1 placed our Presidents in the White House. Their 1 day, however, is short. With an independent 1 press opposed to them, they will dwindle down 1 to their original insignificante, from which they will never emerge. I Thk Office of Health Officer.?This is one ot those fat, enug, obscure offices, which are given away by political parties to political favorites, for valuable services rendered, and which, in the course of a year or two, makes the incumbent rich and affluent. The income of this office arises from fees, and amounts, as it is staled, to twenty-five or thirty thousand dollars a year; and lest the incumbent should be put to any expense at all, there is a house and a free living attached to it. Thus, while the chief magistrate has but twenty-five thousand dollars per annum, of which he must expend a large [roportion to enable him to uphold the dignity oi his office, the health officcr ot New York has twenty.five or thirty thousand, no house rent to pay, and the 41 run of the kitchen" into the bargain. An attempt is making by certain parties, backed by that nucleus of sages who style themselves the Chamber of Commerce, to have the fees of the health officer abolished, and the incumbent made a salaried officer. There is every probability of the attempt being successful; but the friends of the present incumbent are exerting themselves to have the salary fixed at as large an amount as possible, and propose ten thousand dollars. In proportion to the serviees rendered, and the importance of the office, this would be an extremely liberal salary; one which the present health officer ought to be satisfied with; but we venture the assertion that there are in this city above five hundred, and in the State one thousand, medical men,abundantly possessed of the necessary skill and ability to discharge the functions of the office, who would gladly accept it at a salary of oar-quarter that sum. Such being the case, we see no good reason why the salary should not be fixed at that sum. Again, it is hostile to the spirit of our political institutions, and to the simplicity and economy which should characterise a free people, to pay such immense salaries to their servants. The Post Office Report.?We published yesterday, ahead of our cotemporaries, the material portions of the famous report of the Postmaster General, Cave Johnson, being his annual report on that department of the government. The Postmaster <*?neral takes a great deal of credit to himself, in regard to particulars; but he takes ca^e to pass over slightly the embarrassments which he has caused in the foreign mails by his incapacity, his folly, and his want of all, preparation. We say nothing of the numerous failures which have taken place all over the conntry, in the internal mails and on the local routes. The foreign mails are in a state of inextricable confusion, as we shall show distinctly another day. Then, again, look at the proposition which Cave Johnson makes, and the conclusions that are forced on him, in regard to a reduction of postage. No one was more opposed to such a measure than he was, and he is now compelled to admit the correctness of the views put forth by the advocates of the system. But he will have to make a further reduction than ? L ... I M?.k, r.? will Muti.fu ik. Willi UC j'lUJ'Uni D. " Pttwnjr MIV I'CUp'c of this country but a reform of the postage syMem, so as to make the postage on all letters ut least as low as two cents, over the whole country, and a uniform rate. The department requires a complete and thorough reorganisation. All postages should be equalized and reduced to two cents, within the limits of the United States, and treaties should be made with foreign powers, so an to reduce foreign postage to at leartjlive cents. The telegraphic system, throughout the country, should also be adopted by the pout office department, and made a part of that branch of the public service ; but with such a i incompetent, pettifogging man as Cave Johnson at the head of that depirtnxnt, we ask in vain lor any adequate changes. Lacncii op thk Stkamsiiip ( rkscknt Citv.? The splendid steamship Crescent City will be launched to-morrow afternoon at .1 o'clock, from the yard of W. H. Brown, Ks<| , near the Novelty Works. She was built under the direction of l.?iac Newton, Ksij., and is certainly, aa regards strength and beauty of model, one of the finest yet constructed. She is 1N|0 tons burthen, and is the firm of the People's line ol regular steamships between New York and New Orleans. The engines are of great power, and are building by Messrs. Secor & Co. She will be commanded by Capt. Charles Stoddard, late of the Havre packet Ville ile Lyon. The agent* in this j i.'ity arc Me-srs, ilowanl Son, and J. | 1' wintry b Co , oi N?w UrUnih Tkkatm*, and so foeth?The three "dollar iheatrei," the Park, the Broadway and the Astor, presented very fair houses last night. The eonteat has begun; but how it will end few can tell. A new candidate, however, it seems, is coining forward to vie with them. Palmo's Opera House has been taken by Madame Augusta, who proposes to give billets, accompanied with German vaudevilles and comedy. This is the debut of Madame Augusta as managress, and if she displays the same grace and beauty, and talent, as managress of a theatre, which she has hitherto done in her proi'shion, a lie certainly will become a powerful antagonist to the other three fashionable theatres.. There's Taglioni, CarlottaCirisi, Cerito, and Fanny Elssler, the four greatest dancers in Europe, each great in a certain line, but two of them now in a state of decay, and the other standing still?for, in fact, Cerito is the only great dancer now in Europe. Now, as re'jjjards beauty of person, and grace of execution, exquisite symmetry of form and movements, Madame Augusta can compare with any of these cciruruicu aiusiB, an ui wiiuui "c na?c nr<|u'-iiily seen. Palmo's theatre, under its new regime, therefore, will come into the field of competition among the dollar theatre*, with a powerful pre?ligt of success. She opens to-night. Street Outrages?Inefficiency ok the Police.?We huve heard of some very high-handed outrages perpetrated on respectable females in the streets of this city, and in the broad daylight, too, which reflect nothing but disgrace on the organization of the policc department. A lew weeks ago one of those outrages was perpetrated in the neighborhood of St. John's Park; and a good deal of noise wus created in consequence, in the newspapers. Within the last.'few days, we learn from good authority, that a similar and even a worse outrage was attempted to be committed on the person of a highly respective lady, in the broad day-light, in the middle if the afternoon, in one of those streets near St" John's Park, which are generally frequented, when frequented at all, by doubtful characters, rhe police department of this city costs our inliab(ants upwards of five hundred thousand dollars innually; and yet there arc more outrages, more robberies, and more vallanies commited, than :ould be presented by any other city of its maglitude throughout the world. Wc have more to jay on this matter. The Bi.ack IIei-ublic in Africa.?There is lothiog more amusing thnn to notice the inoveiieats of the black republic called Liberia, upon die coast of Africa?which in one of the oddest ind most laughable caricatures upon democracy ind independence which the world has yet seen; 40 much so, that we wonder it has not been irarnatised at some of the theatres. It certainly would take. The last accounts are quite interesting. They , have had their declaration of independence, a celebration of that independence, an eating and drinking scrape, a convention to form a constitution, and a constitution "as long as my arm," together with all the other proceedings and i doings which regularly distinguish a people governed upon republican principles. One principle in their constitution ir, that no white man can be a voter. What will Mr. Garrison say to that^ What will John Quincy Adams, and all the abolition party, think of such a principle in the constitution of this glorious African republic, as that no white man is allowed to have a vote in the republic of Liberia J Newspapers from Sr. Caoix.?We have received tlTe St. Croix Avia, published at Christianetead, to the 26th ult. it is a curious looking sheet, printed in Dutch und English, edited by Richard Hatchelt, and in various sized type. It is filled with extracts from the JVtw York Herald and other papers; it contains no local news, except that found io.afew advertisements. Theatrical and musical. P*n* Theatre?Mr. Barry, the gentlemanly atage manager of the Park Theatre, took his benefit last evening, and offered for the occasion a good bill?" Love's Saorlfioe," and the "Honeymoon." Col. Burnett, Ma jor Kyciman, lkuib. i oner, ownurj uu < run, wiui other officers of the New York Regiment of Volunteers who h?t? just returned from Mexico to reoover from their wouuds and to recruit men for their regiment, came into the theatre at eight o'clock, accompanied by the Mayor and a number of the member* of the Common Council. A couple of boxes in the dree* circle bad been reserved for them, and appropriately decorated with drapery, oomposed of the Amerloan flsg supported from the centra by the American eagle. A? soon as the officers began to enter, the audlenoe arose and cheered them In a manner that must have made them feel truly that they were remembered by their fellow citizens, and that their serrloes in their country's cause were appreciated Cheer followed cheer, the orchestra struok up ' Hail Columbia," and, for a few momenta the enthusiasm of the heroes' reception took the place of the performance upon the stage. The offloers modestly aoknowledged the honor done them, and bowed their thanks. At length, with * regular three cheers, heartily repeated, the audience resumed their seats, the music oeased, ana tha nl*? nrMMd?d Miss Charlotte Barnes, as Marearet KUmore. and Mr Conner, m Matthew EUmore, as*well m Mr. Dvott, ki the part of raol Lafont, made a creditable display of talent; and Mr. Chapman aa Jean Ruse, Mr*. Abbott m Herminie de Vermont, and Mrs Vernon as Manon, also made exoellent disposition of the parte aMlgned to them, .After (he first piece was concluded, the officer* arose to leave the h6as?, and were again cheered as the* took their departure To-night will be presented "The Heir at Law," and the melo drama of ' Rob Roy Macgregor ." To-morrow evening, Mr. Blake, the treasurer, takes a benefit. Bowkry Thcathk?Whether it was to see tbe roman. t'c drama of " Valsha," the elegant performances of the renowned equestrian, Levi North, and the wonderful feats of the horse " Tammany," or to behold the romantic, beautiful ballet of u Giselle, or the Willies,'' this theatre,last evening, was crowded from pit to dome. It does one's heart good to take a peep from tbe stage box at the masses who Oil every seat of this spacious and beautiful theatre. The drama of the'- Valsha" com meaoed the entertainments. It 1s founded on a Bohemian itory. Ludger, the son of Remislaus, King of Bohemia, by J. II. Hall, was verv well, but the characters of Oraff, the wanderer, and that of Valsha, a flave of the palaoe, by Mrs. Phillips, were well conceived, and given with much dramatic effect. The closing scene ot this drama, whera Valsha it thrown down a preoipioe by the sentence of the ttMk ?nd where her exeoutloner is informed that the fiiB he has dashed upon the rocks was bis own mother, Is ftfthtfully beautiful. Next came Levi North, the great equestrian, and his matchless horse. Tammany. ^The Polkas,and various dancing mannruvres of this animal, are really wonderful, and should b? iwin by all who are admirers of graceful riding, and extraordinary animal Mgaolty. The next wai the sublime bullet of " Uleelle," In which Miss Turnbull and Mr. Smith exceeded every former effort in the beautiful accompllihment of dancing. No greater attraction can be found than at the Bowery just now, where talent of every shade and character is put forward, in order to please ine thonsands who every night frequent this theatre. Chatham Thkatm:.?The amusements at this theatre, last night, commenced with a thrilling little drama entitled the " Black Mantle, or Wsnloek of Wenlock.1' Mr. Hleld, in the charaoter of Wolfa Moss Troeper, who railed the cry of freedom, in order to redeem hia country from the oppressive yoke of her rnlera, displayed a good oonoeption of his character, and evinced an excellent knowledge of stage effect. Brandon as Wild Wenlock the Baron, was very^respeotable., This gentleman promises well, and seems to Improve in every character he undertakes Mrs MoLean, as usual, sustained her character as Kva very well. In faot every part In the drama was well filled, and It passed off much to the satisfaction ot the audience The model artiste next followed, and were well received?the grand tableau in honor of the I;tilted States, receiving the unanimous applause of the nudienoe. The entertainments closed with a dram* fonnded on a French atory, called the " Roll of the Drum." Thli evening the same pieoea will be pre fnted, when we predict another good houae. Thli theatre la vary much improved In Ita management. ClBcua? Bnw?.av Ami-iii i hi* ran?Sanda. I.ent & (,'o'a troupe. are bringing In a perfect ruah nightly They aie the eame delightful performera aa aver-the equeatraana are all perfect In their line, and aa for the horaea, the dancing hornea, twin ponlea, Cinderella, lighting ponlea and the troupe of twelve Lilliputian pontes, along with the full atable of thoroughly trained circus koraea, enable the mantgera to produce anything in the horaa.llna.ln equal,if nat better etyle,than almoat any other troupa in the world. The Clown* are funny fefI Iowa, and add much to the amuaement of the evening, by their wit and joviality. Chriitv'i Theae gentry are going on awimmingly aa uaual, great houaea every evening, cord* of applauae and laughter?all I* good humor and aattafactton. all round. Tonight they revive their faraoua burleaque on the Miriaa bell ringers' pi-rfurman -e, by particular requeat; indeed It may be raid th. y nightly give a lull entertainment by particular requeat, loaa4 much aa the houae I* nightly tilled " up to the hub" before A o'clock, and they are all unanimous la their requeat, to have a good evemng'a entertainment, and they get it, too llealdea theCowbelloglan*. there will be given the hurleeqne lecture on phrenology, and the oaual variety of long", danova, fcc. V iii iMi HniMukiK. 'J hi* amuaioi naupt giva u | blU U>l? vfoiu^ Miami Keep*. 1 b?v in ap with tli* tpMt of the Haw, It mmtn, aa they open their performance by ?n overture, entitled " Rough ud Ready"?and. after giving a variety of papular aonga, toon of thein quite original, they vtll oonotude the first part, by a new version of tha well know* duett, " Stop that Knoaklng." The tec on d part of their programme will eonolode with a patriotic Ethiopian song, entitled, " Jim Crow Polka, ?r Campaln igu Mexioo." Ur way ot a finiaher, they will then produoe the original burlesque on Saffo, wbieh. In Ethiopian language, ia railed Mtuffo, and la, doubtleaa, well remembered as having been so sucoessful during their laat visit here. Hirti* Kamilv?Theae singers are to give our Brooklyn neighbor* a touch of their quality, this evening, at the Brooklyn Institute, In Washington street. The Krat sucoes* they have met with In New York, has not en undeserved; and we strongly recommend our friends across tha river, to go and listen to their sweet strains. Aucait an Musical Institute ?This evening will b? quite an epoch in the reoords of this institute. A new species of musical entertainment will be introduced by them, and one whioh, we think, oaiuiot fail to fdve satis faction. It appears that many of tha subscribers and patrons of the Institute, thinking an oratorio rather a heavy kind of entertainment, hinted as much to the managers ; and they, by way of mealing these views, propose now to give a seleotlon of tha gems of oratorios, thus affording all the beauties without any of the drawbacks of this epeciea of music. To-night, accordingly, the first part of the evening will be devoted to pieces selected from " David and Ooliah," and the second part will be occupied by a miscellany of secular songs, from the operas of Beathoven, Donizetti, Kodwell. Balfa. ko. TV,? hioh m,I ft.lnmunl. nf tha memh.ra of the Inntltut?\i? a guarautyffor the minnat in which the muMo will be given ; and the chorus, consisting of over J00 voices, will enable them to do ample justice to their pnrlion of the performance. Mr Arthurson. the celebrated tenor singer, has been engaged, and will make his first appearance befdrn a New York audlenoe ; and from our resident artists the following list of names will show that the more prominent parts will be strongly sustained ?Mrs. L. A. Jones, Mis* C. M. Kolph; Messrs. J. A. Johnson, W. D. Combs, H. Andrews, F. H. Nash, D. 8. B Bennett. Broadway Odkon?Mr. K. Q Greeley continues to manage this plaoe with much tact and enterprise, lie, this evening, produces some pleasing songs, Hie . and the ever-pleasing TabWaux| V Wants will conclude the night's amusement. Mklodeor.?White and hlb n gro oompany are performing here every evening, and are doing a tolerably good butinass. White is a genuine representative of negro character, and a great favorite. Lafavkttb Bazaar.?A small theatre has been fitted up, In this establishment, corner of Broadwty and Liberty street. The Hable Brothers will play there on tomorrow evening. Madame Ablamowlci gave her first oonceit at 8t. Louis on the 4th inst. The Viennolse danoing ohildren are performing at the National theatre, Cincinnati. Mr. Anderson was to close his engagement at tbe Athenicum, Cincinnati, on the 11th inst. Mr. Charles Pitt was to appear at the Avon theatre, Norfolk, on the 11th inst. Tbe Charleston theatre was to open last evening. Common Council. Board of Aldf.rmkn.?Deo. 13.?Morris Franklin, Ksq., president, in the chair. The Board having been called to order, the president stated be had called a meeting for the purpose of taking into consideration a message from his honor, the Mayor, oommunioating tbe melanoholy intelligence of the death of Kx-Chaucellor Kent. The nresident tben. lifter paying an impressive tribute to the memory of the deorased, read the following preamble and resolutions, viz:? Whereas, in the dispensation of Providence, we are called upon to mourn the deoease of one of our most distinguished and venerable citizens, who, in the oourse of a long and eventful life, has ocoupled high and important stations of publio confidence and trust; in all of which he has displayed such purity of character and distinguished ability, as to command the confidence of his associates, and the respeot of those by whom he was surrounded? And whereas, in retrospecting upon the life and publio character of the late Cbanoelior Kent, who for upward* of half a century was (identified with the judiciary of our 8tate, either as Recorder, Judge, Chief Justice or Chancellor, we find so muoh to admire and so

little to oendemn, thrt of him it may truly be said that a great man has indeed fallen in our midst? Thorefore, resolved, That ia the death of the venerable James Kent, who at the age ol four soore years and live has been Kummoned to his rest, to receive the rewards of a virtuous and well spent life, this Board deeply sympathize with bis family aud friends in the bereavement which they have sustained; and although his grey hairs may have for a long time beekoned to the grave, yet when the blow did come it fell upon the hearts of those who knew his virtues and his worth,as with unexpected force, but In the full confiding belief, that as he lived the Christian life, so he died, in the animating hope of a glorious immortality beyond the grave. Resolved, That as a mark of respeot, the members of the Common Council will wear the usual badge of mourning for 30 days, oause the flags of the city to be raised half mast during the day of his funeral, and will attend the same with their staves cf office. Resolved, That a copy of these! resolutions be duly authenticated and transmitted to the family of the deceased, whloh were unanimously adopted Aid MuKlrath then offered a resolution, that it be referred to the Committee on Arts and Sciences, to procure a portrait of the late Chancellor Kent, to be n^aoed in the <f >v?rnor's room, which was alio adopted. The Board then adjourned until Monday-evening next. Board or Assistant Aldermen, Deo. 13 ?Linus W. Stevens in the chair. l.eaar of Pier.?A petition was presented from James Raymond for renewal of lease of the pier at the foot of Chambers street. Referred. Seventeenth Street Mansions.?Petition of sundry property owners for permission to widen side walk in front of dwellings on the northerly side of 17th Street, between Broadway and 4th Avenue. Referred. St. Jamei'? Church.?Petition of pastor and congregation of 8t JamesCurob. in street,to be relieved from aasesaments Referred. Sewer in S't-enternta Street.?Petition of sundry owners of property for permission to build a sewer in 17th street, to conneot with sewers in Broadway. Individual Real Estate.?Commanlcatien from the Comptroller, recommending an apportionment of tax upon undivided real estate. Referred. Further Jtpvroyriatinni.?Communication from the Comptroller .relative to further appropriations, and resolutions In f*vor of the same, adopted by the Boord of Aldermen, were concurred in. Kowth .Avenue ami bowery.?Resolution in favor of changing the name of the Bowery north of 6th 8treet, to the 4th Avenue, t Concurred in. Resignation ?The resignation of Dr. (^uaekenbosa, as viBlting surgeon at Bellevue Hospital. Acoepted. Appointments ? Of Dr. (Jllman, Dr Van Buren, Dr Alonso Clark, as visitiog physicians, and Dr. John C. stone as visiting eurgeon for Bellevue Hospital; and Dr. 8. C. Foster and Dr. C. D. Smith as visiting physicians for the penitentiary hospital. Concurred in Extension of Piers ?Communication from the Street Commissioner,ragge^ing an amendment of an ordinance relative to tbe building and extension of certain piers on tbe Kast river. Adopted Jlllegtd Jibuses.?Resolution in favor of appointing a special oommittee to Inquire into oertain alleged abuses relative to the sales of hay. Adopted. Physicians for the 1'riions.? Report In favor of two physicians to attend to prisoners taken to the various police stations. Adopted. J<tfi mm #"<?* H/V tns ?*> H aitAff In fawn* f\1 providing suitable accommodation* lu the city prison lor persona detained In custody as witnesses; al?o, for the confinement of juvenile off?ndnr^. Adopted. More L'eht ?Report in furor of accepting a proposal mads by the Manhattan Uu Light Company, to light the upper part of the olty with gas. Adopted. Ji Ti ibule lo the liravt.?Assistant Alderman Robert-| bo.i then offered the following preamble and resolutions Ti* Whereas, information hat been rteslved by the Common Council of the arrival in this city of our distinguished fellow-citlsens, Col. Ward 0. Burnett, Major Dyckman, and Lieutenants Sweeney and Totter, late from the aeat of war, and who are here on leave of absence until sufficiently recovered from their wounds, received while fighting the battles of their < ountry, to enable them to resume their patriotic vocation, and fully sympathise with them In their present situation, desiring to show them that we Appreciate their services on the fields of battle, therefore be it Resolved, That the Common Council, entertaining the highest respect for their moral worth and bravery, particularly aa displayed in the strongly contested battles of Cootroras sni Cburubusco do hereby direct that the hospitalities of the city be extended to them, and that* joint special committee be appointed to oarry the above resolution Into effect. Adopted, and Messrs. Robertson, Herring, < larke, Jackson, and Carolin, were appointed such committee, on the part ol tbU board General Taylor.?The following communication wai then reoeived from the Mayor, relative lo an anticipated Villi Ul urar.M AMjrivi .? I have learned irom * source on which I am justified ia placing confidence, that Major General Zachary Taylor proponed to riiit Washington during tha present iDonth, and that be is even now on his Journey to thai city. I need not say bow gladly tha citizens of New York would embrace the opportunity of testifying their admi ration f< r ihe gallant soldier. who, while covering wltt imperishable lustre the American arms, by hla aobleve mrnts at Talo Alto, Kesaca (le la Talma, Monterey, enc Luena Vista, has woo for himself a place high in thi atfectione ol a grateful people. I do not know the nature tl' the engagements whict may engross his time, bat I woula respeotlully urge upor jour honorable body, the propriety of tenderlug to hin en Invitation to extend his Journey to Ibis city, that oui citiiens may be afforded the opportunity or testifying personally the sincerity of the welcome with which the] hail his return from the fields of his triumphs, and th< grateful appreciation In wbloh they hold his services, ai an ardent patriot and a gallant soldier. The Board then odjourned Board of Mupcrvlnora. The Msyor presiding?The mlnuWsof the preceding meeting were read and approved. f'tiniont ? Of suudry persona, for the correction ol taxaa. Ileferred. Rtp'.rti?Of committee on criminal courts and police in favor of paying Mr. Hoifman's bill. Aldermnn MrsKmii.t said that from the explanation! now given by the ooinuiittee, he had changed his mind and would vote in favor of accepting the report and adopting the resolution. The report waa accepted and the bill ordered to be paid The rai.?n>KNT called the attention of the board to an act passed by the Legislature, December loth, 1847. iti relation to the fees aud compensation of < er ain offlerrs lu the city andcounty of New York, the fltb section of which empowers the Board of Supervisors at any time in the year 1H47, and In every second year, alter th? year IH|7, to increase or diminish the salaries of Surrogate, Register, County Clerk, and Clerk of the Superioi (,"urt, or either of thrm Such increase or diminution not to vey mora than $.vin, from the sums at whirl] sin'h ??l?rir* ait1 now Oxsij. Rrterrtd to it spools comiJUtttee JV kc?r4 d^vmnsU lo But. II ... ' '. 1*. .. I. City InleUlgenee. ' Thk Dkath or Chakccllok Kent.?The Jcath of thU eminent jurlit, took p'aoe on Sunday evening, at half pant H o'clock, at his resldenoe in Union Plaoe, at the patriarchal age of elghty-flve yearn. He was favored with extraordinary good health, until witbin the last nine months. We remember to have seen him about year since at the funeral of Theodore D wight, Kf<| , acting as one oi the pall-bearers, and to us he then ap- i p jtred an erfct and actlre as a man of fifty. HU mind, and great flow of spirits, oontinued unimpaired; he real and wrote much, and continued his labors in correcting and revising his liw publications, with unabated ardor, until his recent illness. His conversation wus delightful; he ralDgled freely with bis acquaintances, and no mia, could be In his company wltho't receiving instruction, lie was born on the 31st July, 1703, In Duchess county, and at the age of ten years, Mr. Kent was sent to the grammar school at Danbury, then nnder the charge of the Rev. Kbenexer Baldwin, a respectable Presbyterian clergyman, where he continued until September, 1777, when he entered Yale College. In July, 1779, in oonsti|uenoe *f the invasion of the .British. the college waa broken up and the Student* dispersed. During Mr. Kent's exile be happened to meet with aoopyof Blaokstone's celebrated commentaries, which he read with great avidity and pleasure; and, so much was he delighted with the researoh and depth of knowledge displayed in that great work, and with the eleganoe of its diction, that he at once determined to become a lawyer. After the re-eetab11-,l>u,e it of the oolleg", he returned, and in 1781 took the degree of a btchelor, removed to Poug?ik?epsie, and commenoed the study of law under the direction of Kgbert Benson, Le<| . then Attorney General of this State. In Januury. 1786, he was ad mitted an attorney of the Supreme Court, and shortly afwr manied In April, 17?7, he wan admitted to the decree of Counsellor. About this tin,#, or very soon altar, be attaobed himself to Hamilton, Jay, and thu oilier eminent men who composed that party, and haa uniformly aoted with them sinoe la 1700 bo waa elected to the State Legislature; in 17U3 he removed to this city, was appointed I'rofessor of Law in Columbia College, where be delivered a course of leotures, and in 1794 the trustees conferred on him the degree of Doetor of Laws. Similar honors were shortly alter conferred upon him by Harvard University and Dartmouth College. In 17U6 he was elected a member of the Legislature from this city, and in the same year was appointed Recorder. In 179e* Governor Jay appoioted him oho of the Judges of the Supreme Court, and in 1800 he was, with Mr. Justioe Kadoliff, selected to revise tbe statutes of this State. In July, 1 bOl, he was raised to the dignity of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, where be continued to preside until 1H14 lu February, 1814, he was appointed Chauoellor of this State, and continued to preside In the Court of Chancery until the 3lst of July, 1823, when ha retired, having attained tbe age of tM) veers. Soon after his retirement from the benoh, he was again appointed to a prcfcssotship of law by the trustee* of Columbia College; during his second professorship he delivered a serins of law leotures upon a more comprehensive plan than those delivered bv him in the former course. In the year lbift he begun to revise and enlarge them for publication, ?nil in November, ItUtt, the first volume of nis commentaries on Amerlcanllaw appeared. In 18)7 and 1S2H the second and third volumes appeared, and in 1830, the fourth and last volume made. Us appearance. The legal mind ot Chancellor Kent has exeraised a marked Influence upon the protesiiion In this State?we may say Indeed throughout the States generally?not only by means of his great work, the Commentaries, which ranks with tbe commentaries of Blackatone on Knglish law?but still more sensibly, perhaps, through the agency of his decisions. As a Judge, he possestied two most valuable qualities. One of them was promptitude. His judgments were not, perhaps, so full of profound learning, and so Impregnable in argumentas those of Lord Kldon, but they were rendered with no such intolerable and ruinout delays as vexed clients, and the profession, through the long occupancy of the Knglish ohancery bench by that most dilatory of jurists; and it la universally conceded that, for the public interest, a reasonable celerity of decisiou is more valuable than tbe most consummate legal scholarship. For nothing, perhaps, was Chancellor Kent more obviously remarkable tban for aotlvlty, both of mind and body. His oapacity lor wnrk wm iiiMThmmtihlH' and when wm lxat had lh? ?n joyment of an evening la bin company, thougu he bad then attained the ripe age of fourscore and four, there wm nothing except a degree of deafness to indicate that he had exceeded the ordinary limit of human existence. His conversation was no less animated and various, , his temperament'no lens vivaoious, his bodily movements no less brisk and Impulsive, thau we bad known them many years betore. The other quality to which we have referred may be briefly expressed by the term, conservative. With no illlWsl prejudice against change, no exaggera'ed dread of new things, the ChanoeUor was yet very far from partaking in a prevalent eagerness of our day to adopt aew theories or new principles, whether in law, in morals or in politics Indeed, tor a active and rapid, his habitual osution against hazardous novelties was extraordinary ; and ita effect, in the fulfilment of the high duties to whioh he was asslgnrd in his various evident positions, was most salutary. The hour u.t whioh tbe luneral procession will move from the house ol the deceased is half-past three on Wednesday. And we venture to say that a longer procession,or oue more strikingly representing the intelligence, and the high character in every respeut, ot oar community, h*s never been seen following the bearse of a private citluan, than will be that whioh M ows to its place the body of the venerable and illustrious Jamea Kent. The members of tbe sorrowing lamily of the late Chancellor, nre bia widow, sister ot the late Ueneral Theodorus Bally, the Hon. Wm Kent, late a Judge of the first Circuit, and afterwards Dean professor of law in Harvard University, which be relinquished to attend on his venerable father in his last illness, and two daughters. A preparatory meeting was held to-day in tbe Library, at which the Hon. Sam'l Jones, late Chief Justice of tbe Superior Court, presided.and B. C. Sillicun, Esq., acted aa Secre tiiry, to make arrangements for h meeting of tbe b?r to be held to-morrow In the Circuit Court room, at 10 o'clock. A committee of 13 was appointed to draft resolutions, Stc. It la needless to add that the courts were all adjourno J, aa a mark of respect to the memory of the venerable Chancellor. PnoKKsson Mitchell1* Lectitkki om Astronomy.? Professor Mitchell oomiD?no?d his fourth lecture on astronomy on Friday evening last, at the Tabernacle, by remarking that in his previous lecturcs he had endeavored to develope the means by which the human m'nd attained to the rules whioh govern the' universe, and the science of astronomy generally. In regurd to the Uws of gravitation, be said that that law, and the law of motion, have given to the earth, moon and planets their peculiar form; and these same laws cause perturb tion or disturbance in their movements. There are other things produced, as well as the shape and motion. The earth is sweeping around the sun. and Is held in iti course by the law of gravitation, but thW law has nothing to do with the revolving of the earth on its axis, or of the planets on their axes. We Und the planets all traveling in the same direotion ; ? but the law of gravitation has nothiog to do with that. If they moved in a contrary direo>ion. this law would Jiave held them fast. The question arises, is there any evidence of design in the construction of our system ! The answer is, that if the system had been drat constructed, it would not have endured, and the time would have oome when the who!* would be destroyed. It it necessary, therefore, that the planets should travel in the same direction in their orbits, and that orbiti should be coincident. It is not possible for any of thos? bodies to change tbvlr places without the destruction ol the whole system; and here we see the InQn t,i > k U anu wtudnm of ttH r.onstructinn lie th*n rufprred to th* bodies wbich have recently been discovered mil ad ded to ths sjstem. Ana first as to purturbttion Suppose the bud is at one point and a planet at another the distance between them is the perihelion distance Will the perihelion points remain In the same angle No, the moment they commence ttelr travel, these points change, and millions of years will roll around betore they will again occupy the same relative position [ This being, the case, how nan we reach knowledge of the Influence which these bodies exert on each other! The astronomer is obliged to slzi the planet to atcertain the amount of matter in each, compute its influence and thus trace out their devioui waudariugi. Th> manner in which these distant oiln are weighed was then explained by the Professor. He next announced the manner in whioh the fteteroids between Saturn auJ Jupiter ??re discovered?and whil 1 is Trry strange, from ttie le notust antiquity, among al nations,'the days of tho week are named after th< planets, calling the svn and moor two. Jupiter Is fount at all di*t?i:o?a from the run. but Venus Is always neat it. When the telescope was applied to Jupiter, the mind of Oaleleo was astonished. He found no less thai four moons revolving around It. This plsnet and fhesi moons, It woul I appnur. were given to u* for a viluabU purpose. Tbey d*t?rmine. In the flr-t place, the re lucity of light, which travels at the r?te of twelve mil lions of mil's a minute; and even at this rate, there ar< bodies whose light wou'd tuKu fifty thousand years t' i reach our earth It takes light to pass serosa the earth'i f orbit, sixteen minuu s After tUii lecture tlie professoi exhibited tehscopic views of Htturn, Mars, Jupiter, &o. 1 l.aat evening, Professor MitcbVl continued his lec I lures, and as u<ual. a very large and highly respectable kudience was in attendance. On ascending the platforn I tie comra<nced by saying, that if it were possible t< transport the audience nine hundred millions of rollei ilistaut, they would be somewhat surpiised at what tbej would b*h...d i'hey would see a number of rings o light, revolving with dreadful velocity^ and outside o > those rings, seven distinct and dllferent worlds Thli place is the planet Haturn. the oldest of the pla its i When Oallleo directed his telescope to this object hi announced tnat it was triple; as the telescope wis per I fected, it was set n that a I ing passed round the planet; ai > more Improvements were made, it was found this ring wai divided into two, and lately it hss been discovered tha i there are no Uan than three rio?|i The first satelllti i was discovered in IrtftA, and afterwards four more wen I discovered ; and all those satellites are sweeping throng! r space, andare under the control of the planet. But ( what are th?se rings ! Their thickntss is only thirty t mtUs, their depth one hundred, and their length seventy > seven thousand five hundred. How Is it that these ring i lire controlled in their motion ? The systum battles al conjecture j and while we can form some conception o now tne olh? r planets were launohed, *? cannot of thin I* ut what ?ro tb?n? rings of Hght - are they solid or not They are solid. And now do we know It? We do m [ linctu??, an the plnnft sweeps,;th?y are not transparent biciuse at the distance of nine hundred millions o r miles, we can see the rbad<7ws they cast ou the plane itself Again, they aru able to exhibit the sameoharac , teriatio themselves We see tbe shadow of the plane c ast on the ilng* Now, these we watch, nn<l we flat l these shadows depend on tbe position of tbe sun. in tin . s ime way as shndows are oast on the earth But th< I space between the Interior ring and the planet is 'JO,OOi i miles, and its breadth 10,000 miles. Now, how is it tha these rings are held steady, and are carried with tb planet through spao^T This is perhaps the niostdifflcui problem for the astronomer There are three differs Kinds of equilibrium. One similar to that which vibrate as a pendum, and then stops Tblsjs the equilibrium o si ability. If the ssme rod Is taken and balanced on tn< linger: we have the equilibrium of Indifference. Thi third kind 1s by taking the same rod and poising It up ward, which is called the equilibrium of Instability.These are the three Kinds which govern this plsnet.? How are these rini(? orig nnlly foruwd' The nebula theory ?upp<>Ped that In lb* b^lnnin* of all things Ihi Dialler o< roposin* the planets was diffused throughout llj'lkct c<oso*tv*4 Wwl a?wo* o . I "II. -Ill (frarltatton they passed Meh other. When million* of your* (ball have uwil away. It will oontraet, until dually the centrefugal force overpower* the toroe of gravitation, and a portion detached Now when we find this body contracting, this ring may break up, and loria a planet, bat in doing ao, there will be detaohed from it ulher pafts. which all beoime satellites. If we can oredit Mil* system, we can aoaount for the formation of.Satwrn; but thin lie the Professor would not pretend to say thtt this wu the manner in which the system was formed; but If this theory is demonstrated to be true, It gives a more comprehensive ldeaof the omnlsclenoe and omnipotenne of God than any other he ever heard of. We pais on to another subject If In the planet Saturn the analogy of the government of th? system ha* been broken, we*ball find in the next an anomaly; a most itrasrdinary fact wis discovered In relation to JupUer; it was getting behind ita computed time It was taken up by La Place, and the explanation Is t-urinus Who would suppose that oar system depended on the periodic times of tb? planets? Yet it is so; for if one takes a oertsln number of time equal to another, there woald be irregularities, aud the equilibrium would be that of instability. Klve periods of Jupiter are sixty years, and two of Saturn are the same He then explained the long equasldes of Jupiter and Saturn, which set the law of gravitation at deflanoe at one time, but whioh waa afterwards proved to come within the rule. After this discovery, liersulkell found an object with a disc ?on the following night It chs nged Its place, but so little did he ex?ect to find a planet there, that he therefore gave out that e;loua<l a comet This was the Dlanet ITramun* n????fc?ii at a distance or eighteen hundred millions of mile* from thu sua. In five yenrs morn, announced be ditcuvered tlx satellites. with retrinrade motions, and the planes of their orbits nearly perpendicular to the pUnes of their ecliptic This, perhaps, cannot b? aoo >unted for except that they were a fluid mass, and were chanitod by tlie elfecti of some comet. It remain*, however, to b? demonstrated yet?we aie obliged to aoocpt Hi ncbrll's statements for the present, although no eye but his own liu ever seen more than three of these six satell t is. When this planet was observed, the places It occupied before It was discovered, were calculated, and It wsh found that it had beeu seen a number of tlmei, and was aocounted, in early tlmea, a fixed starIts positions foi future Units were fix*d, but It would break nway from its computed orbit, and It vas necessary to ?o back through the whole solar t>ystem to the run. and ascertain the Influence of all other bo lies on it. If there were irregularities that oould not be accounted for, it became necessary to ascertain them, and this was taken up by Le Verrie*. lie has accomplished the solution of the most difficult problem, and yet that problem is not one of nature, and it is this difficulty which Le Verrier's position so unpleasant as it is. lie is young man, but he showed his ctpaolty by an examination of all the conditions involved in the C? let Mercury. It was believed the knowledge we *h> sufficient; but when the transit of that planet aorois the diso oi the sun occured, he had opportunity of iltHiMiverini' wHutHnv > ! no I ~ ..1- : - ? 1 - ? r> nMU.Mv. v?ivuianviia wcio rigut, ?HU ft was found that he was correct, within sixteen seconds of time. Ills sucoess induced his friend, Arago, to persuade him to comuiencu the solution Of the ether problem, whloh h* attempted bj all within his power. lie makes a new theory for Saturn and Jupiter, and, with the baud of a muster, he holds the problem belore him. At length be aooounts for all the perturbation of all the bodies known, and now the object Is, to pus to the outer limiU uud locate a planet that may account for those perturbation*. Pie knew about where the planet would be located, and the position being obtained,he could tell where it vtoulJ be at any given time. He presents the results to the Institute at I'm Is?they are received with doubt?the problem was too grand for any mind, but be desires a friend to place the ttlesoope at the point Indicated, and lo ! there is the planet exactly in the place pointed out All doubts were now removed, and as If to make things doubly sure, a man in Kngland engaged In the eaine investigation, hud discovered the Fame results; but he did not present them. As soon, however, as La Verier annornoedj his disoovury, the other computation, corresponding entirely, came to light. Now were I to tell you, said the professor, that all this was false, and had nothing to do with the finding of the planet, yet It was so; but in telling you so, I do not pluck a single laurel from the brow of Le Verier. The telescope was directed to this newly lound planet. Adams led tho way in computing the elements of the orbit When he found its actual dlstanoe, he found a disorepanoy between the computed distance and the actual distance. Observations are again made.and the position of the planets hundreds of years back and to come, are oomputed. Mr. Walker, of the ooast survey, traoed It backwards. He examined the eatalogues of fifty years, fAiiml that An ?l>a inn. Ma. vered which oooupied the place which the new one ought to have occupied. The telescope was applied, and the spot was found blank. Thud it was believed this wan the place of the planet; and. finally, it la announced that at the distance of 3,000.000,000 miles a satellite is discovered, and the oonolusion is formed that even this is not the planet that produces the perturbation But the problem was discovered, and the-disoovery of it dererved a world, and a world was given for it. The problem has been partially solved, in the discovery of a new planet; wbiob, however, is, lu the opinien of the professor, but one of more; but whether we shall ever K<e them or not, it is impossible to tell. Although this new plauet, Neptune, Is not the planet which txolted this perturbation, yet it does not detract from the fame of Le Verier The next lecture will be delivered on Fridaj evening. Thf. Weathkr.?Yesterday was a remarkably line spring-like sort of day, with the exception of a light haiy shower, that lasted t*r about hslf au hour, about noon. The atmosphere soon cleared off, and the rain was succeeded by a bright sunshine, reminding us of a regular April day. The streets presented their usual filthy ap pearanea during the day, and the promenadera in Broadway, though standing high and dry on the sidewalks, were frequently splashed with mud from the gutters by the carelessness or neglect of the drivers, many of whom appeared to enjoy this amusement a good deal.? We observed a lady and gentleman who were l>Heeing in the vioinity of the Astor House, who had ( ocaeion to retire to a neighboring store, and wipe off the roud and filth that had been splashed upon them, in consequence of the negligenoe or design of some of omnibus drivers. In the lower part of Broadway the cross-walks are impart able daily, for several minutes. Have not the polioe power to look after this matter? We have time and again called publla attention to it. Tut: Hkkoks from Mexico?His Honor, the Mayor, snd Alderman Croliu4, Chairman of the Committee on I'ublio Offices, \ . yesterday waited upon Col Barnett ! and hi* a;sociate t&? Aator House,and tendered t -i in the nw of the Governor's room, for the pnrpoae of p (fording them a suitable opportunity of reoelving the visits ot their friends. The gallant officers gratefully acoepted the offer, and fixed upon Wednesday nest, (tomorrow,) for thus publloly meeting their friends and ellow oiticsns, on whi-h occasion the flags are to be dla, played from the City Hall. Firic.?About 7K o'olock lost night, a fire broke out i in the bas ment of premises. No. 4t> Broadway, owned by K C. Kittle and J. Clark, as a furniture i store. The insurance watch was the first to give the r.larm, and immediately the fire and hose companies i were on the spot, when the Are waa promptly got under i without spreading. and but trifling damage was done the premises. The memory of by gone times in thia vicinity, added much to the oonsturnation of the orowda present, I i nd those residing in thii part of Broadway. The fire wis put out with a promptitude and dispatch, worthy of our gallant Are companies . Anothkh Fire.?Fire waa discovered last night,about 1 eleven o'clock, by Ueorge of the 2d Ward 1 police, In the fourth story of the premises Nos. 76 and 77 1 Fulton atreet. The damage was very light, aa the fire | engines were promptly on the ground. f Lamps Out ?Thla " old complaint" atlll continues to t be made daily upon the polioe returns, and ths polloe , very justly attribute much of the crime that Is nightly perpetrated, to neglect in this respect, on the part of the lamp lighters or contractors Now, in the commencement of winter, surely something should be done ' to compel the contractors, who are responsible to the ' citisens. to pav nrovsr attention to the lights. We trust , ! tint nouftbtuif will be done to insure sufficient protection to life Hn4 property in those streets where the lamp* are eo much neglected Biivud'i Ur.ooRirHicAt, Panorama or the Missis irri Kivkr ? Last irniaiwe visited the opening of this grand and magnificent exhibition, find really we must aay, that our hlguest ezpeotationa were more than realised. It ia, without question, one of the finest, nobleat, and moat oaptivatirg exhibition* which baa ever been exhibited In ihia or perhapa any city in the world The idea, in its conception, ia grand, gigantic Hn<l sublime; in it* execution It ha* not fallen anurt of tea ideal form and conoeptlon. Mr 1). haa, by this one wot k, made for himself a fame, aa an arttat, which will rnly periah with the art* liat the idea?the idea 1* delightful, original, pleading and romantic. Imaxine ruch a mighty river, of such Immenae length, ofauch vaat dimension*, of auch a deep and Impetuoux flow, all faithfully i epreaented, and brought, aa it were living, before Mir eyea ! We must go *X"ln to aee the tiob ao?ne, and g?ze again, aa we could egvia and again, without tiring, upon the voluptuous and ricb scenery which la presented to view Mr U enliven* the acene with descriptive sketch**, anecdote*, and Illustrations, evidencing an astonishing knowledge of minute locality, and great observation, aa a naturalist, and as a philosopher. We looked over hi* little book before the Panorama opened, and we can honestly a**ure the reader, that it oontaln* the beet, clearest, *imple*t, and plainest desoription of this mighty river that we have ever seen given by any geographer. We roust repeat our vialt and our ob?ervaiiuna upon thla aulillme and noble spectacle, which tl<e geniua, labour, and perseverance of Mr Banvard lave brought before our city. Cask or Thomas Mi.'Ewrw.?Coroner Walters yesteri ay held an loquest upon the body of Thomas McEwen, the particular* of whose death was no'.lced in the Herald yesterday, and the jury rendered the following verdict vl*.: that Ihe deceased oanie to bia death by drowning. Thejury ?Te of opinion that there ia no evidence to criminate Bernard Mullms.and believe that he Is entirely innocent of having contributed either directly or indirectly to the death of the deceased. Suicide bv IlAisuinr..?Coroner Walters waa called ... 1 .1 V. M A. J IMmj W noiu an Mfm -? ??. ? ?? .. j ??? ... r itie body ot John T. Crannt-ll, a native of Connecticut, eged 3i year*, who waa yeaterdny morning found fun p t ended by arope on the back planta of thejbefore-namad 1 premiaca The deccaeed bad labored under mental de f langement for aeme time paat, and for a brief Interval i wan ?n Inmate of the Lunatic Aaylum at WoroMtar, > .Man*. Verdict, Heath by auiclde by hanging, while lar> boring under a deranged atate of mind |f Police Intelligence. t Charg* e/ Biu/flary - (Winer I'arkerton, of the tie nth ward, arrested. laat night, two fellow* called John t keppell and Joaiah Cornell, on a charge of burglaricii'ly 1 entering the premiaea No. 1-J7 Kidge atreet, occupied by b ( hrlatopher Brown, and stealing therefrom $10 '1 hey p were both detained by Juittioe Timpaon for a further I) hearing t Chnvfr We noticed a few daya ago a r> complaint haying been made before .luatloe Drinker by t Mr i ol> num. a broker in Wallj atreet, agalnat Mr. liot hcrt II. K?rr, charging him with obtaining a oheck for a * j.>(i by falae reprenentatlona. Thn caae waa heard yeaf terday before the maglatrate, when Mr. Kerr ahowed to a the aatlafaotion of the Juatlce, that no falae repreaenta? ttona had ba?n uaed ; oonaeijucntly the oharga waa dlam tared Oithnnetl Servant ?A man by the name of Henr? 8 Dowdell. In the employ of Mr. .Jamea W King, reatdr ing at No -itta Fourth atreet, waa arr?st*d yesterday on i a charge of stealing Item hi* employer #>14 '>0 in gold coin 1'ba m> ney ?m (bund in the trunk of tbe ?c i co?*4 mi4 ,/urtie? H(x?? inoi?a bm up mi kw