Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 18, 1847, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 18, 1847 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD Pt'BMSHKD AT TH* Vortb-wnt Corner or Fulton aid Italian it*., BY James Gordon Bennett, Proprietor. HERALD?Every day (Sunday included ) Price 2 cent, per copy?$7 V> per annum?in United Sta'eI To European tuhtcriher,. 'iH per annum, ( iitt ide 'he P",tage, which 101 to he prepaid WEEKLY HEHALD-Every Saturday-Price ?M Ctnlt vr copy? ! per ann im?in the United State,. To European subtcriber,. by tleamthip, IS per annum, to include the poitnge. HERALD FOR EUROPE?Every Steam Packet Day ?Price cent* per copy?ti per annum, including pottaf. or $3 24 rxclutive of postage. Subscription* and advrrtitrmunt, will be received by Henri Oatignani, II rue Pivitnne. Pari* ; P L .nauMi. It Cornhill, and John Miller, booh teller. Henrietta ttroet. London. ANNUAL PICTORIAL HERALD?Puhli,hed on the lit of .1 :nuary of etch year at rtxpence per copy. ADVERTISEMENTS. at the urn!pricei. Adverti,* ment, should be written in a plain, legible miniter. 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IMPORTANT NATIONAL DOCUMENTS. &c. &c. &c. Owing to the great length of the Important reports from the War, Treasury, Nary, and Poet OHoe Departments, we find ouraelree oonstrained to Issue a supplemental sheet to the Weekly Herald of this week. This suDDlement will oontaln the reaorts of the Seore mate success. If Mr. Calhoun set himself in opposition to the spirit of the ape, without comprehending the social improvements of the day, he may commit a great error, before he is aware of it. Our Disabled Volunteers?What is to Become of Thrm ??The presence of the wounded officers of the New York regiment of volunteers in our city?some without arms and some on crutches, from wounds which they received at Chapultepec and Churnlmsco, whilst gallantly upholding the dignity of the empire State and of the United States?suggests the propriety of the general government providing for them, in some way, so that the rest of their lives shall not be spent in poverty. By their wounds, these gallant fellows, as well as many others, from other States in the Union, have been incapacitated from earning their living. Lieut. Sweeny is ft printer by profession. At the summons of his adopted country, he threw nuravthn ami shouldered the musket. I Having lost hisristht arm, his day* of type sticking are over; and unless some provision is made for him by the general government, beyond the ktrna.ll pension to which he is entitled, his alter life will be marked with poverty and privation. Th?-re are many other volunteers in the same predicament, and it behooves a grateful country to see that they are properly provided for, and not thrown on the cold charity of the world. It haa been suggested that the government ought to trausfer aui>h volunteer officers as have distinguished themselves in the present war, and who are capable of further service, to the regular ariny, to (ill the vacancies of ofiiccrs who have perished; and thos?* who are incapable ol further aervicc in the Held, should be appointed to stations in the regular army, tlte duties of which they will be as capable of performing as if they had not been disabled corporeally. Thua, the Quartermaster a Department aftordH many ftiruatinns of this kind, and various other dc. | partments of the regular army could be filled in tbe tame manner; and wr are confident that appointments of this kind would be popular, as they certainly would be creditable. If legislation is neccssary on tiie subject, we liupc* our Mew York delegation in ? on press v ill take the initiative in (lit matter tartesof the Treasury and Nary, mn important despatch Irom Earl Grey, relatife to Went Indian Affairs. Sto., ail of which will bi lent gratuitously to ev$ry ?uheribtr to the Weekly Herald. This Is tb? Drat time that a supplenrat to a weekly newspaper of the sice of the Herald was erer Issued. It U an instanoe of our determination to place before our subscribers all the Important Intelligence of the day. They will this week reoeire from this offloe no less than sixty columns of interesting and important Intelligence. The regular edition at the Jfee k ly wl'J oontain the report of the Seoretary of War, the Postmviter's Report, the latest intelligence from the war quarter; the Congressional reports, and interesting letters from our correspondent* In Washington ; the olosing se?n?e of the Legislature of New York, which adjourned on the 16th instant; the morality of the Mexican war ; the celebrated "ennon delivered in Washington by Bishop Hughes; the money articles of the week ; the lateet market reports ; all t>e Important looal news ; &o , &o , to. The regular sh?et and supplement will be put In wrappers, ready for the malls. They will bs ready at 9 a'olook this morning. No additional charge for the supplement. Mr. Calhoun's Proposition. The proposition ot' Mr. Calhoun relative to the Mexican war, commands a good deal of attention. II we understand Mr. uaihoun, he propones to abandon all our conquests in Mexico, and to retire to the origiml boundaries, for fear of danger aiising to the union of the States, as they are at present constituted, or of violating the principles of the existing constitution. Mr. Calhoun is an able, powerful, and pure man. He is probably one of the best ;ind greatest of our statesmen; but there are certain ages of the world when greatness utid purity lag behind the times. .Before the cloee of the last century, munv eminent men of the day deemed it dangerous and doubtful policy to enlarge the boundaries of the Union beyond the original thirteen States, or to traverse the Alleghany mountains at all. It was considered unconstitutional, and leading to disunion. At a later day, the same objection was made to the acquisition of Louisiana, and even t? that of the Northwest Territory. Since those periods in the history of the republic, vast improvement* have been made in science, embracing steam, electricity, and various other agents. A country like the United States, with these improvements, cannot be bound down with, the narrow ligaments of a past century. The incorporation of all Mexico in our Union wou d not produce a greater disturbance, in the present scientific age of die world, than that of the valley of the Mississippi, before the close of the last century. The destiny of this country is onward, and will embrace the continent as a whole. It may take a few ye?rs to accomplish and round of!"these purposes; but we believe in their ulti 1 1 ? *!? Pkoorbhs or the Electric TKuroK*rH ? The electric telegraph is making rapid progress in this country, both on Morse's plan and ?n Hour's. It is expected to be completfd as far we?t as St Louis, Missouri,in a few days. It is also making great progress down the Mississippi, and probably in a tew months we shall have two lines between New York and New Orleans; one by the way of the Atlantic, through Mobile, and the oilier by the way of the Mississippi valley, through Pittsburg. This latter line will probably be the more valuable, as it will pass through a greater number of cities and towns on its way, than the other. Lines as far South as Charleston or Augustu, will be ready in a very short time. Tnere is also !a new line, which will be ready in a few weeks, between New York and Philadelphia, constructed on House's plan, and chartered by the Stale of New Jersey a part of the way. It will be taken acro-s the North river at a point between Fort Lee und Fort Washington; and we understand the wires were put up ojew days ago, and resisted the peltings of the storm, rhe other nieht. remarkably well. There is to be a permanent erection of two iron towers, with masts or polU on them, elevated to a sufficient height. When this new company have completed their arrangements, we shall then have two telegrapriic lines between this city and Philadelphia, and very soon two between New York and Washington. The telegraph on House's plan, indicates letters directly, and not through the medium of signs. There is some difficulty, we believe, between the proprietors of the patent rights; but with that the public has nothing to do. The companies can settle it among themselves and those interested. The el*ctric telegraph will soon revolutionise the world, and produce political and social effects on this country which no one can have any conception of at this day. At this moment, we understand, the police department of this city are commencing a system of electric telegraph for the whole city, to be under the superintendence of that department, in the City Hall. By this syBtem, instantaneous information can be com : __ j c a. _i * i. _ .L. iiiuiiiuuiea irom one pun 01 me cuy 10 me omer, on every matter relative to the peac?, quiet, and comfort of.the inhabitants, it will be a most valuable improvement in "lie city government. The MrssiaN to Rome.?We understand from an authentic and reliable source, that there is rvery probability of an ambassador of the highest rank being sent from this country to the Court of Home, instead of an inferior mission, as was first >roposed, and that Chief Justice Taney may be :he ambassador, with an outfit of nine thousand iollars, and a salary of nine thousand dollars a fear, provided he accept the uppointment. This will be as it ought to be, and this will be the appropriate way for the United States, as a nation, to "sympathise" with the movements of his _Holiness in re-establishing civil and religious liberty in sunny Italy. By sending an ambassador from thtB country,we place the government of the Pontiff on the same footing as ive do the most powerful and influential European government; and by api*>inting Chief Justicc faney such ambassador,we pay his Holiness, individually, a compliment which he cannot fail to ippreciate. This eminent jurist is known hroughout the world as one of the profoundest nen of the age. To select him, and make him imbassador from a free and enlightened repubic, boasting of civil and religious liberty, in he broadest sense, to one who is endeavoring to >stablifh both, in a country where they are only remembered, not experienced, is indeed a compliment of no ordinary kind, and will no doubt tend to draw closer* the bond of sympathy between the two countries. This is the only proper way of testifying our sympathy with the Pope, and a much better one t an adopt resolutions and make fulsome speeches at the Tabernacle, at a meeting got up >y parties who don't care a fig for the Pope, or inybody else, provided they can make some iniividual capital out of the movement. Venezuela and the European Governments. ?In the Caraccas El Liberal, of the 13th ult., find somewhat ot a novel scheme on the part if the European governments referred to, en pasr ant. In the course of an article on the subject of the party politics and divisions in Venezuela at the present time, the editor of El Liberal gives adl/'iph to hnth restrain their bickerings and accusations, and recommends them, by the consolidation of the intellectual and thinking part of the community, to ward off the evils which now commence to threaten the republic. After referring to the impoverished slate of the finances, and the fall in the price of Venezuelian stock In England, he goes on to say:? " But added to all this, in consequence of the war be! twwn the United States and Mexico, and the occupation of part of the latter Republic by the Americana, some persona of high standing and lnflaenee in Madrid bare thought (according to accounts we have received from Intelligent correspondents) of the erection of a monarchy bo comprehend the islanda of Cuba, Porto Rioo, and that part of San Domingo which was formerly under the Spanish rule ;sbovld suoh a plan be carried into effect it might veil cause alarm among the neighboring republics which were formerly dependant on Spain ; and still again there is another plan which is attrlbutad to the .Quean mother hid tin*, assisted by a protentete, vis: to make a monarchy of what formerly constituted tha republic of Colombia, reincorporating its three grand divisions of Venezuela, Ecuador and New Granada: to carry ont which design, it is said General Flores left Havre for Mew York. We have seen that this General remained but a ahurt time, and that thence he went to Havana, whence he Intended to go to Jamaioa, and from what he ilmaelf said, be intended to goon to Venezuela. should iny of these plans be carried into execution, it would place many and powerful obataoiea In the way of our political station, our revenues and our progress." The reason of the fall of Venezuelian stock n England, is this:?Messrs. lleid, Irving & Jo who lately failed,were the agents of that government in England,and paid the quarterly divilends on their foreign debt, some .?80,000 sterling per anuum. The Venezuelian government emitted them during the month of September tist, ?11,800, as a part of the October dividends; jefore these dividends became due, however, vt Die. . I ? J <U... , 1... lUCBBio. iv. i. ok V u laucu) aim uiuo mc gun intnent lost the above sunt, or rather will have to come in with the other creditor*. The balance, ?9,500,10 make up the 1120,000 quarter's dividend luckily, arrived a few days after the failure, and was handed over to another aafer banker by Meagre. R I. A Co. Meantime, however, the dividends due last October are not paid; and thus it is the Venezuelan stock has depreciated. cut (Hat. We understand the Governor of Coney Island will deliver bl* message on the prea nt oonditlon of matters and tilings in general, and the concerns and relation*, lnt?rn*l and eil<<rnal, of Coney Island in particular, on Monday nest, and that it will be transmitted to this city by eleotrlo telegraph and steam power, early on that morning. Mr Kdwln Forrest the celebrated actor, l? erecting a very nplendld Oothlo oastle, on the banks of the Hudson, ju?t beyond King's Bridge, and within a stone's throw of the river. It will l?e built of the most beautiful material,and will probably be finished in the course of next aummer. The d**lgn la formed from some of those chn ti'iu?on the Rhine or the Danube. It will coat fifty thousand dollars, and tha fiirnl'ura alona ten thousand. Mr Rorreet 1* trobebly.worth three hundred thousand dollars all of which ha has made by his professional labors In this country and In Europe. Tha library ef tha new chi'rau will be a splendid affair. What name bo will give it we do not koow, butwa would suggest tha ChaU.iu Mftnmera. as its proper designation. Great complaint 1* made of the Incivility and rudeness of the seller of the tickets for tha Astor Place Opera,stationed in Wall street. An ofBoe ht? been taken in that street for the sale of tickets, and a very convenient thiag it would be, provided it was managed with olvlllty. There are two or three Krench and Italian coun'ernes who frequent the Astor Place Opera every evening, end wh?t Is mote curious is, that theee eouateeses are native Vaicrlcan*. having become countesses by marrying to feigners of rank lira* of tbea "log an ] ptfceri erltletw. The Storm and its Effects.?The steamer Champion arrived yesterday at 12? o'clock. We learn from Mr. G. Brush, of Messrs. Ad?ms & Co.'s express, that the Boston steamer Cleopatra, C. Vanderbilt, Governor, and the New Haven boat, Hero, which left on Thursday evening, were at anchor in Cow Bay ; and the New Haven boat Traveller, which left this oity in the : morning, was passed off Black Rock, going on ; in fine style, considering the heavy sea that was running at the time. We also learn that there J were ten bail of vessels ashore on Hart Island, ' some of which were totally wrecked. See ship news for further particulars. The steamer Massachusetts arrived at live o'clock yesterday afternoon, with Blake, Coolidge, and Wheeler's, (late Harnden's) Express. The M. Was detained by the storm at Stonington till 7 o'clock yesterday morning. General Bankrupt Law.?What is the reason thut no member of Congress, nor any party in that body, will take upon themselves the trouble of devising and bringing forward a bankrupt law for the nation at large? The country is now quiet, and in its commercial and foreign relations is generally prosp?rous. Let the best plan be adopted, according to the general interests, for the formation of an equitable bankrupt law. The last time a bankrupt law was created, the nation was in a state of passion and excitement. It was repealed, after two years, in the same condition of public opinion. Now in the time to go to work and create a good system. The Steamer hinernra, with ^vo weeks later intelligence from Purope, may arrive at Boston to-day. Theatrical and Mtulcnl. Tare Thltaih:.?Those talented children, the three later* Heron, Appeared at the Park Theatre leet evening In three pieoe* ; Tli.," Born to Oood Look," " The Spoiled Child," and " The Waterman." We have Been many Infant prodigies, but, In all oandor, we have not aeen of late ao clever an Infant as the yousger slater, who last night appeared aa Robin. With the years of a mere child, she haa the dramatlo appreciation of an experienced an trass. To-night, the Misses Heron appear again, in the drama* of" Born to Oood Lack," " Spoiled Child," and "The Waterman." These obildren have appeared before audlenee* of the most oorreot taate in Europe and the Weet Indies, and have - invariably been received with the utoioct enthusiasm We, however, doubt that the Mltae* Heron will yet meet with the success that they deserve in this country. Bowr.rt Theatre.--Last night the performance* commenced with the drama of u Sixteen String Jack," the plot of whioh we have before noticed. It wa* well received. Next followed the gorgeou* and magnificent pectacle of the " Naiad Queen," which on every night of it* representation attracted full houses, and elicited from the audienee their marked approbation and applause The stage manager. Mr Stevens, has, indeed, evinced a great deal of good taste in the regularity and beautiful arrangement ef the scenery ana other stage properties. It is put forward in such a style of beauty and grandeur, and the leading oharaoter* by Ml** Turnbull, Mr Hall, and Mr. Burke, are so well sustained, that we believe, if n? other pieoe were played on the same evening, it would be soiSoient to drawa crowded house We must not forget the part of Amphibol, by Steven*, asknaa <tawta?U ai In lila aiuiflan dlsinnatran<?iii thrnilr?h htIous traps in the stag*, were muoh applauded Levi North and his aatoniabing danelng horae, Tammany, were next introduced. and we must aay, the atepa, figure*, and time of thie beautiful animal (pardon the comparison), f?r exceed thoae of some of our celebrated dancers. The'Taade Matelot," by Mr. Smith, waa rell done Thla evening, Miaa Turnbull takes her benefit, and there can be little doubt but that the house will be orammed. The ''Naiad Queen" the ballet of ''Nathalie" the nautloal drama ol "Blaok Eyed Susan," and the comedy of" Ole Ball," are tbe pl?oea eelertxd for the occaalon. Thl* la an excellent programme, and one that will be uire to draw a good house. Misa Turnbull deserves well at the hands of the Bowery folka. Chatham Theatre.?The universal drama of ' Rob Roy McGregor' ooinmeno?d the entertainment* at this theatre, last night, and we must say it waa well sustain, ed throughout. Mr. Ilield as the bold outlaw, was a capital personation, and Helen McGregor, by Mrs. MoLean, was excellent. C. Taylor in his aonga was very happy; the beautiful b illad of "My Love like the red i Rove," was given with muoh judgment and taate, although hie upper tone* are weak Mra. Herbert also sane with muoh sweetnnea. and waa enoored. Dougal. bv W Hield. was an excellent repreeentation of a wild. f'antlo obuMUr, yet faithful, in all hit movement* to llob Hoy, and th? part of Owen by Mr. Herbert, was a laughable, comio production. In abort, there waa an evident Improvement in all tbeaotori. The tatt'*ux virand, as usual, were well received Thia evening, the amusements coneist of the '* Miller's Maid,'' followed by tbe Model Artists, and the entertainment* will conclude with tbe new nautical drama of the " Seaman's Log " The manngementof thia theatre has much improved, and the house In consequence is well attended. Astoh Place Ofera Hou?e.?The numerous audi nee which attended, last evening, this theatre, was very muob disappointed l>y having substituted for tbe opera of Donisettl, "Lucia de Lammermoor," the "Somnambu la" of Bellini, for the prima donna was taken siok during the day. Blsoaeoiantl, instead of Truffll; this was not pleasing too many, who, bulleting public reports, and knowing no better themselves, are persuaded that the native singer Is altogether a failure We do not belong to any of tboee rln/utt, and without any rrgird for the first or tbe second of these conimtrien, we declare th ?t last night, Sigaora Bisoacolanti sang a with great deal of taste aud feeling She deoldedly made a ''hit." and was rewarded by burst of applause, and a oall before the ourtaln, at the end of the performance Tbis prima donna baa improved every night sbe sang, since htr debut. We confess we were not satisfied last week, with her first attempt; but during the second performance she pleased us better; so did the third, and last evening she took us deoidedly in her camp. Amerioa will now rank with Italy. Hlgnor Vlettl, the tennrr, was also in good spirit and fine voice, and expreseed very sweetly the aria *mk ytrchr. non posto ,><Uarti." Avlgnone had also a decent costume, and had the appearance of a gentleman in the part of Con >t Redolfo. His singing and method, though not irreproachable, are very satisfactory. No extra off night to-morrow, as has been announoed by some person. The canaille won't bite, and the singers of Aster place have decided not to siog to |empty tbe ^benobe* They bave issued, it Is mid, their professional operatic "WUmot Proviso " Circcs?Bowert Amphitheatre.?There will be two performances at this bouse to-day?one at i I'. M., end the other regular one at 7 o'clock. Tbe extra perla tk. nrhmlliu _V,A Ar. not like tofaee the night air with their young folks, and we reoommend them to take advantage of this arrangement, ae no more delightful treat caa be afforded to children, than to take them to the oirous, especially now that tnare ! such an admiiable troupe performing there. We have already speken in high terms of Meier*. Sands, Lent & Co.'a establishment It ie probably one of the moat extensive of Its kind in the world, and we are oertain that it contains the most eminent equestrians, and splendid horses, that hava bean exhibited in New Vork for maty a long year. May Fly and the ponies, and their performance and trloks, require to be seen in order to be believe In their capabilities. The clowns make a great desl of sport, and are very osreful to avoid anything which can be at all construed into valgarity. In faot, Hands, Lent St Co "s establishment at the Bowery Amphitheatre, ought to be visited by all. Christy's Minbtrki.j ?These jukers still oontinun their fun nightly The audieocea are large, and full of applause, and negra melodies really seem to take the lead in these times To-night this band eonelude their eleventh week of performance. For sixty nix nights have they sung, and every nltiht have bad large audlenees. Suah suooees is not aften met with by any one troupe,of performers, in any line. They give a first rate bill this evening, introducing the famous "Cowbeliogiana " Miss Jo?kfhins BkamsoVr Concert.?This young lady purposes te give another concert at the Tabernacle, on Tuesday evening next, the Q 1st last. She will he assisted by Madame Otto, Miss H Bramson, (her sister.) Mr Krnst, Mr Timm and the tutenteif youog Derwort family. The universal satisfaction expressed at her last concert, warrants us In believing that this one will be equally well attended, Lapatettk Bahaii.?The performances here are very satisfactory, at least so say all who have visit *d the house. The evening la pleasantly spent in witnessing the dlorames and macbtnio*l museum, and hearing the songs and Jokee of the Sable Brothers. Those who are unable t > attend In the evening will begratlBed to learn that there will be a performance there this afternoon Dae.M>w4T Onrov?Oreely, the manager,and Plnteux. the proprietor, are a brace of ef good tactiolaoa. The way in whioh things are managed at this house, draws large audleuces nightly The musioal glass pixylng by Misa Blinohsrd, her Grecian exeroisea. songs, dancss. and the Living btatues, form the staple of this evening's bill. r?Mo?i?u or rii? Mmmirri.?Mr. Banvard gives an exhibition or his panorama at 3 e'oiock to-day, and also At 7 In the eveolnz It is a mAirnlftoent work nf set and we are gl*d to learn that itis fully visited The building in which it ia abown waa arranged expressly for it, and ' thu* every advantage I* given loit And what ia more, a-ilikeagreat many other raueh praised exhibitions, it it of ?uoh sterling wortb that no expectations? that may , have baen raided about it, will h? disappointed on viewing it We wish Mr. Ilanvard all the success his genius and perceveranoe daaerre. Mt. T. D llior. ?The benefit of this great delineator Of negro eharart r, at the Lowell Mu??um. wm a bril. imot affair. The pleees played were ' Bone H>|n?cih DisMe." and " Jim Crow In London," in which tie has no equal. He is a grot favorite, and Is luuoh esteemed by 1 th? members of his profession. Mr Crisp and Mr Pitt were to appear at the opening of the Charleston Tbeatre, on the craning of the 13tb, in " Ilomeo and Juliet." A fine stock oompany, It is aid, have bean engaged. Mrs. Krary, of the Task Theatre.)* engaged at the ! Arob street. Philadelphia, from Monday, Pec. 10. (.rofeiwor Hisley and his ?on? art about to ?rp??r I the rttUVori AuanKuai Oltjr IntelllgMiM. The Rcctrrioit at Citt Hall.?At 11 o'elMk y??t?rday, agreeably to arrangement, Col. Burnett and bU associate ofBcora war* vsoortad to th* governor'* room, In the C ity Hall, to reoelvw their friend* and fallow outline, by hia Honor lb* Mayor, and Alderman Crollus, ?b?n an Immenae oonooure* of people were assembled to look again upon their luroto brother*, who bad won for them*?lve* imperishable laurel*, in battling with a foreign foe The offleera were arranged in the room *o that their friend* might pa** In. aaiuta them, and leave through another door. Col Peer*and Alderman Adam*, tood at Jhe bead of the line to Introduce the oitison* Col Burnett and Lieut Totter rested upon their crutches, from the wound* reoelved at Churubuaco Col B in the left ankle and Lieut T In the right foot and leg, and In the right hand. M?j Dyckman. wounded in the left arm at the battle or Churubuaco, ('apt. Korey, who fought in the bit ties of Carro (Jordo and VeraCrui; Lieutenant Croft, wbo wa* slightly wounded at Cerro (Jordo, and laat, though not least, Lieutenant Thomas Sweeney, who )o*t hi* right arm in Churubuaco? a noble hearted young man, one of our own, a printer. In 1834, Lieutenant 8 wa* an apprentice boy to Alfred 8. Pell k Brother*, oftbl* city, a b.y of noble trait* of character. Having become a man. be laid down hi* *>ick, and took up hi* sword to defend hi* oonntry'* honor, and hi* oountry'a glory. He went forth to war, aod iu the'thickest of the fight, was ever praaalng on to victory. He gave not hi* right hand in fellowahip to his friend*?that he bad thrown away in the defence o' hi* oountry; but the left wa* erer ready toihake a hearty welcome During the reception an old man called upon Col. B., and asked for his boy, who had cast hi* lot among th? defenders of bis oountry. Col B told him that be might be proud ofauoh a boy, who had never *hru o k from, but always pushed tbe flight. The old man's eyes sparkled with pleasurable delight, and a smile of satisfaction migh' be seen to play upon his *ountenano*,a* he passed away from the dense orowd, doubtless thinking upon tbe oblvalry of bis son. A man was than seen leellng his way through the crowd u> where stood Col. B. He bad lost both eyes, in tbe battle of Cburubusoo; he was one or tn? nm regiment inbw i orK voiuuti-ers. inn mime wkh Swan. A musket ball entered his right temple, and paused out through hia left eye. Let that man be taken core of by a grateful country. The company left the Governor's room at two o'olock, having received about five thousand citizens Th-y retired to the Mayor'! offlci, until the carriage* arrived to convey them to the Astor House, where they partook of a dinner with Car lie Delanda. Km . from the oity of Mexico, a friend to the American arms. The American soldier* had partaken of the hospitality of bis board In Mexioo In consequence of the fatigue undergone through the day, and the inclemency of the weather, the evening wu* spent privately by the offloers They will attend the Bowery theatre this*evening. The Roman Catholic French Chirch in Canal Smar t' ?It is well known toour readers tbat there is, in Canal street, a French Cuthjllo church, attended by the French residents of New York This church was erect ed through the exertions of Bishop Forbln de Jansonwho advanoed $8 000, and many religious oltisens. Th, first curate of tbat churoh was M L'Abbo, who was sue penciled by the present curate, M. Lafont. Ai the curates changed, the property of the church, whichfirst belonged to several stockholders, who advanoed the aum of $6000, passed, It appears, into other hands It now belongs to a religious society called fere s de la Mittricoi de, (Fathers of Me:oy.) a kind of Jesuitlo association. The present ourate of the Church. M Lafont, ealled a meeting, on the 0th inst., and there bnldly demanded of the members of his churoh, additional funds to finish the building, whloh is vet waiting for its pillars, pediment, and peristyle This demand has been received with great indignation by the persona who furnished the $0000, and wbo were afterwards dl-possesaed of their property by intrigues and different unknown means. A proposition was made at that meeting, to name a board of trustees to superintend I he businexs of the oburch; but Mr. Lafont objected to that measure, " knowing too muoh," said he, " the trouble ordinarily ocoasioned by trustees " Then Mr Lafont assured the members of the meeting, I bat " If the churoh belonged to the Fathers of Mercy, the French Catholics of New York participated Id Us benefit." Uuit# a satisfactory answer for those wbo have fnrnisbed the $0000 for the ereotionof the building ! We should like to know to whom belongs now the building??to the Frenoh Catholics of New York, or to the Father's of Mercy or to Mr. Lafont ? There is a very Interesting ca>e to be brought before the public A building is ereoted through the tortious of a blsbop and bis ouaillet, and finally passes into oiher bands, without the knowledge of the parties interested! I'rokessor Mitchell's Lectures on Astronomy.? Protessrr Mitchell delivered bis last lecture of the oonrse on astronomy last evening, at the Tabernacle In the examination,thus far, the|professor said he had confined himself to our own system, and the laws by whiob It was governed We shall leave this system to-uight, grand, as lb ir, una wuou on ?*ui>j?ui> woiau u? wwuiu nppruKou with embarrassment? distances greater, almoit. than the human mind can contemplate. If we could looate ourselves at the planet Neptune, we should fled the sun no larger than does the planet Venn* appear to u?; but this diminution will not deorease the light of the eun; for, if there are inhabitants in that planet, they receive as muoh light from our sun as we would from 300 moons In measuring the universe it is necessary in the first place to understand the term parallax, whicli he explained, and also the paralaotio changes of the planets, by which their distances are measured He tben explained at length the system adopted by Oallileo and other great astronomers, to discover this paialactic motion, and recently by Hersobell. In Herschell's investigations on this subjsot, he discovered another motion peouliar to the planets, whioh was that these planets are subject to the s a trie laws as those whiob govern our own system. The skill of the artist was not exhausted in this discovery. By improvements in the telescope, great and small distances eun be ascertained with equal accuracy, and a new Instrument, oalied the heliometer, was j> laced In the hands of a great astronomer, who undertook to ascertaiu the parallax of the fixed stars. In selecting a star with which to make his investigation, ha ohose to select a double star, so that ha would be able to measure more dlstinotly by the line, joining the two He accordingly selected one in the oonstellation " Seran," by which be obtained two points, by whiob he conld make his observations He experimented for three years, and found the same amounts of differences, and the same changes; by these be obtained the parallax and the dis tance, which ?u go great that ita light at twelve millions of milei a second, would take t ten years to reaoh our earth The distance of one fixed star being obtained, that of others was com. aretively easily obtained The <|ue*tion then arises, are tht> stars scattered equally througnspace, and is there any law which maki-s them cluster together in any partioular point? The Mi'ky Way is studded with millions of stars whusb bare* particular figure, and bo w are we to penetrate the depthf of this extraordinary part of the heavens? Tbis can only be done by that peculiar attribute of the telescope oalled the space-penetrating power, which la nothing more than a principle resulting from the diameter of the telescope, which the professor explained fullv. Herschell attempted this m the sword handle of Perseus, with a low magnifying power, whloh showed him hundreds of stars, with a whiteness behind Indicating other stars. lie takes up instrument a, if greater) power, and finally he applies the forty foot telescope, which penetratea the whole, to the ontalde He knew how muoh power it took to reach tnat distance; and what la the depth? It ii, on thla particular point, ao deep, that there muat be a series of five hundred stars; each as remote from the other, as the nearest la to na. The next point la, what ie there beyond ? There are thousands of universes still beyond with their suna, and la it poaaible to locate them ? U is, and It haa been done by the fifty-four' feet refleetor of Lord Uoss, which discovered objecta whloh woula take sixty thousand years for their light to reach us. That telescope will reach a distance so great that light at the rate of twelve millions of miles a minute would take 80,000,000 of years to reaoh ua ! These objecta are aeen in every fantastic shape, yet their stability is perfected by the lawa or gravitation. The professor then dilated at some length on the double stars, .and on the sun, which takes one hundred and seventeen millions of years to complete its orbit, it ia the contemplation of aatronomy which leada ua to appreciate the attributes of tbe| 8upreme Belli*, who governs all. jib KDflw ineee wuini tiuvou (.Dirty nuuionn 01 jnira ago, else their light would not have reached us. Take our own little earth, and If all the Inhabitant* that warn ever on It eould unite their physical foroe, the) could not puih It' forward one foot In a thousand years, yet the Almighty has moved It sixty-eight thousand miles Inoe he, the professor, addrosaeu the audlenoe. Here is an idea or Omnipotence. Again, let ua reflect that there is not a particle of matter In the universe which does not perturb the other?yet God knows the amount of influence eaoh exeits on the other, and it is so arranged that it is perpetua', and will never end. Before parting, the professor said a Taw words w?re due from him in regard to his leaving the observatory at Cincinnati and appearing before this audience. The ronton Is, that the observatory was built by the contributions of about one thousand persons. They are not able to give a salary, and for six years he has labored without recirving any compensation He has been, therefore, obliged to spend a portion of his time to obtain the means to support his family He expeots no salary; but he baa been trying to adopt a plan by which he could obtain a living, and that is by making observations in concert with a great astronoI mer of Russia, wbioh will take ten years to do Next fiprinj he will commence these oluorvations. He is also | publishing a periodical, and frem the profits of it he expeots to derive a support. These statements are made not with a view of appealing to the audience, but should this periodical commend iiself to them, he would like to have their support. He expressed his gratification at the manner in which the audienoe hav? stuck to him through mud and dirt, slush, rain and hail; and retired amid the applause ef all present. Thk WrATHra.?We had a remarkably dull, wet and disaiiraeable sort of day yesterday, with alternate pun phine and showers of rain, snow, hall, mlstaod sleet In the evening we bad a tremendous shower of had and rain, and the streets were flooded in many part, and were completely deserted The condition or Hr<aiway and the different thoroughfares in all part* of the city, yesterday, was truly disgraceful, being literally * perteoi uiutl pool, through whch the u*bn carta, oinnibuse*, fcc , appeared to more with aoaie difficulty Our atreets were never in a mor? disgraceful oenditton. Indeed, to avoid being overwhelmed In the mud In Broadway, *reral laolea were oomp-iled to t.ike frightful leap* In crossing the atreeta Many look lorward wit h anxiety to thu sleighing season, in order to find no e reliel from the many nuisance* that prevail In all quarters ot the elty. Orphans' Kill*. Orphans' Fairopened at the Lyceum on VVc ineadty tarn. under the auaplcea ot the ladles of Brooklyn Its commencement was graced by Mm preaenoe of a great number of the rlitr of t*ie olty. The object of tuis ! air I* :o afford relief and ill to the orphan children belonging to tbe Catholic Church By the gratultoua and generous exertion* of the ladles, the tables are beautifully and abuud*ntly supplied with goods, both useful and tasteful Gentl*nieo, we are aure, need no: apprehend any annoyance from the ladiea In attendance by the allgbm approaoh to undue and improper solicitation The goo(*a are modestly offered lor B*le, and the ladles only deaire to give those who are disposed to encourage thetr effort a in beh<ilf of the fatherless, the full value of their money The fair will ocntinue during to-day The oattae of charity never appeal* in vain to thi liberal and bsnerolent in our iter city. Found Dkad.?A cah driver by the name of John Ilaiaea, who has been miaaing for several daya, was yest*id?y afternoon found a corpse in a hay loft In Liberty f.U'eet The coroner will hold an in<|u<*t upon tbe body of Lb* d?eeaiMd thi* morning, when the cauat) 01 death will d<'?WMP N> Mowt?lit*d ' Law inUllfcwcfc 1 ! Circuit Cocmx, Doe 17.?B*fors Jadn Oray?Ds?W Francit Bacon vi. Jam't H^ation WV4s?ThU fiiu action brought by plaintiff to reoOTer damages for an alleged libel, which appeared in the Couritr and Enqyirtr newspaper of the lltn of JuM. IMS,of whioh lb* <i?fand at to the editor Doctor Bsoon, the plaintiff (with wb< m wai associated Joseph L White, Efq ), appeared In peraoa, and la speech of three hour*, opened bis case to ths Court Md jury James Preaootc Hall, E?q-, ooe. ducted the defendant's c*??. Tba alleged libel purported to be a review of a work written by Doctor Bacon, alter the eleotion of 1814. entitled, "'The Mystery or Iniquity ? The libel tx-gins thus 1" Mystery of Iniquity.' This is the litis of a leading article in the Jane number of the American Review, a Whig paper, whioh ocoupies 24 pager aud to. notwithstanding, only the coooiusion of an artiols oouimenood in a previous number The editor annouuon*. In oonsplauous type, that the artiele entitled " Mysteries of Iniquity" has been secured by its author coordingto law. A madman in the Blsomfleld Asylum, some weeks since imagined himself the liver of a goose, in process of being enlarged to make jiaitt toie gra$ Moat assuredly the conceit was original ; ana we think there would be as much sanity in securing the oopyright to it, as there is in taking out the oopyright for the article in question, its author is known to os the same person who wrote a series of pamphlets against the C< Ionization Society, after havin been sometime in tbnlr employ, who boasts of having smuggled through the wards, la October, 1843, the printed resolutions, 4to. Nobody oan rise troma perusal of this paprr without a oon iction tUit it Is the work of an unsettled and wandoring imagination, a' d-of a brain laboring under the most unhappy hallucination,and cal'sfbrtha prompt interfsrsaoe oi sinuirienaa to prevent. more uwaairous consequences That the mind of the writer U not as tranquil ft* it should be, is apparent from the groea contradictions contained Id tht artiele. That the responsible editor of a magazine has do brains to become addled, ia manifest from the admission rf such a raving and ridiculous article into its pa<es. The following is a j amble of matter a and thing*, which no man could well put together Surely, the man who will write thus ia not aane. All will agree In the expression of contempt for the unfortunate dreamer who penned this article, pretending to a knowledge of facta of which he ia profoundly ignorant, and exhibiting in every column contradictions of himself, and a recklessness which does not belong to a sane mind. We have already devoted more time and space to thia production of a raving Intellect, than It merits, but for the causes enumerated in the foregoing remarks." The foregoing is the portion of Colonel Webb's article wbloh the plaintiff alleges to be libellous, and which he has extracted and plaoed on the flies of the Ceurt Th? authorship of the alleged libel and tta publication were admitted, and also, that Doctor Bacon waa the author of the Myatery of Iniquity, and various other worka The libel and some other articles, which appeared at that time in the Courier and Enquirer, were then put in and read after which the plaiutiff'a case was rented. The defendant plead-d the general lasue, and Mr. Hall, on the part of the defanoe. without making an opening Statement,proceeded to read the proofa by consent; they consisted of th'e work called the Myatery of Iniquity, and m serlta or artloles published In the 7Vi'6un* In the montha of June and July, which purported to be answers to the alleged libel, reflecting on the publlo oonduct of the editor of the Couritr and Enquirer, and for one of which he brought a libel suit against Or. Bacon After <k.. ?? ,1,. .rfl.l.. \.l >. u.ll nn In u very humorous speech, at the conclusion of which the Court Adjourned. Mr. White will sum up for the plaintiff in the morning. CiacuiT Court,Deo, IS.?Before Judge Gray? Burwell htlti vi Jit An Mclnlyre, L'Ruy, Pitrpoinl it. alt. ? ColliiionCate ? This was an action of trespass, brought against the defendants. te recover damages for allegtd lojuries to the plaintiff's boat The plaintiff is owner ol a eloam tug formerly called the Gypsy, bat has been recently known m th< steam tug New York The defendants oompose the Fulton Ferry Company. It appeared that on soma day In January, 1645, the steam tug left her pier atWhltehall for Corilers Hook?the defendents' ferry boat, the Suffolk, put off from the slip at Brooklyn, shortly afterwards for the Kulton Ferry, New York After coming out, she stopped for a moment, in the middle of the river, and started off again, after wbloh the collision took plaoe The plaintiff alleges that the 8uf felk might have been badked so as to avoid the oolllsion if the persons on board had used due dilligence Hr farther alleges that the stem ofXhe tug was split to tb? water's edge, and that it oost $400 to put on suoh reEalrs as enabled him to set her afloat ag-tln, to pursue in usual business of towing boats up and down the river and, also, that she has been so badly lnj >red that no re pairs could pnt her in the same condition she was in bofore the oolllsioa .took plaoe. The dtfonte set up was negligence on the part of the persons on board th< Gypsy. The Judge oharged the jury that the rule o law In cases of oolllsion was. that the party seeking t< rucover must himself be blameless; that if there waa ih< sllgh'?>?t negllgenoe on his part he cannot reoover Hi Hi?? th-?f Ktuntlnn to the evidence on both sides and told them that If they believed the plaintiff was altogether free from blame, he was entitled to their ver diet; if, on the other hand, they thought there was anj negligence on the part of him or of his agents, the de fendants would be entitled to a veralct Sealed verdlo this morning For p'aintiff, Mr H M Western aur Mr Bulkley; for defendants, Messrs. Van Cott and Ralf Verdict for defendants | John S. lit tt alvs. Walter 8 Griffith?This was ar aetion of replevin, to try the title to 600 barrels of fluur 8 barrels of wheat, and a paakage of harness The plain tiffs are proprietors of a line ef boats between Buffalo an< Troy, and or another line between Troy aod this oity. an< have houses in each place ; the defendant is proprieto j of ? rival line between Troy and this eity. In 8#ptem ' ber, 184S, the agent or the plaintiffs, at Rochester, ship ped the property in question in a transient boat. (non< of the plaintiffs' boats being then at band,) consigned i i to the plaintiff* at Troy, having, at the same time, draw on tbem for an advance on t'<e flour, wh eb draft the | aooepted and afterwards paid. Alt r being out a we? | beyond the usual time of travelling from Roohester t * Troy, the boat arrived at the latter place, or which <h j plaintiffs bad notice; tbey called upon tbe captain, an said they would reoelveit next morning: the oaptain rt ! plied be should get rid of it tbat day; the plaintiffs an ] swered that he could not, and they parted; atterwhicfc I the oaptain ot the transient boat transhipped it on boar the defendant's bout, who brought it to this oity. Tb plaintiffs, as soon as they ascertained the fact, followe the defendant, and called upon him to give it up. Th latter declined, alleging that h? had a olaim on It fo freight and other charges. Verdict for plaintiffs, si: oents damages and six cents costs, valuing toe propei t I at 53,000 For plaintiffs, Messrs H M. Dodge ftnd Vai i Santvoord; for defendant, Mr, Bradley. Unitkd States District Court.?-Before Judge Bett ? Thi Unih-d Hiatti vi. Jamn Jl F> eeman? This caus was given to the Jury to-day, who rendered a verdict c no gutty. Court or Oencral Snslo*s.? Deo 18th.?Bafor Reoorder' Soott, and Aldermen Smith and Croliui Tml for Fane Pretence*, continued - The trial c William Frost and Lewis E. P Smith, on an lndiotmen ohargiog them with having, on the 24th of Maroh, 184t obtained t'iliO from Jamea C. BnckNn, of Providence, b false and fraudulent representations, wan resumed * the epenlng ef Court yesterday morning, when the ooui asl for the defenoe proposed to show that at the tim the boat In question was sold, with the understandio that she was free from enoumbranoe, but aa it is a | leged by the prosecution, there waa a mortgage upo her. There was due from Prosser to Frost for worl $3286 30, and that by an agreement between them s muoh of this amount due for work, as was neotssar] i was to be appropriated to the extinguishment of th! mortgage, and It was bo appropriated, and lelt a balanc ! in Kroat'a favor. The reading of the contract in evidence fbrdefenci I was mini out Mr. Prosscr. the original owner of the boat, hel a mortgage upon her, on being crosa-examined by d? fence, admitted that between tbe date of the uiortgag i and March, 1640. Frost had done work for the Wester ; Transportation Company, of which ha waa one of tb | firm. The prosecution having rsatad, the defence m*v< I that the Court quash the proceedings, by instruotlo : the jury that the prosecution had failed to sustain tb I indictment, while tbe indiotment Itself was also dsfei I tive. , At this stige of the proceedings, the Court adjourns ! until to-morrow. rf s u-j?.. ? Annthar fndtafmailt liarin I Ollfl %ff 4U???'?n?? been found against Madam* Kest*U, by the grand jnr of th* present term, ?he wa* brought Into court by th flier iff, with a view of being arraigned .Jam** T Brad) K?fj. in behalf of the aeouaed, Ret forth that rh? waa no than ready to plea < to tbe indictment: whereupon th waa remanded to the custody of the sheriff ('otrt or ormcatl Sttnoii?Deo. 17?Brfor* R? eorder "icott and Aldermen Crolius and Smith /Via/ for Fat it Prritncet Continued?Ph* trial o I Wm. Kiost and I.ewli E P. Smith, on a oharg* of hay ! Ing obtained $'2 MO, by means of false reprc-eotationi | waa reeumed this morning. wh?%the Court drcldod tha I the case must go to th* jury, which decisitn waaexcep ! ted to by counsel for defence, who then proceeded t open on the part of th* accurod, after whiob, furlhc prf Kress in the matter was postponed until to-morrow. Jit rut and I'lt i of Quilty?George VV Prescott, In dieted for selling lottery pollciu, was brought into cuur on h bench warrant l)n being arrxigncd, be entared plea of guilty to the indictment, whereupon h* waa com 1 mfttei to await tbe judgment of tbe Court Knping a disorderly House ?Mary Brown, who wa recently indicted for keeping abouN cf a disorder! character In Anthony street, ins also arrested an< brought into Court, by virtue of a b*nch warrant Tb HtnuM'j wa* committee! to prison to await her trial. Tbe oourt then adjourned until to-morrow morning Coubt Calshdab-This day?Circuit Court? Noi ."/J, 70, 30,36>4, 30, 37, 40, 2, 6, 10, 31, 34, 68X, 4 10, 3b>* 8urstMa Coubt or th* Uwitin Statm.?Tuesdaj Deo. 14. 1847 ? Wm. M Mcl'herson, Esq.. of Yliesoun Marous Mott >n, Jr., and Augustus Ktifc* E?qs . of Maa racbuaeUs; Josrpb M. Root, Esq., of Ohio; and A ( iiayne, Esq., of Kouth Carolina. ?er? aiimiit?d attot ti*vb and unuuselmrs of tnis couit No 38 ? Iliuhan Ukio and wife, appellant*, ra M?ry Heatb. The argn inent of tbia hum wa? oont iiiuki! by Mr Bradley r? l he appellee. and by Mr Rertrdy Jnhn-on for the ng jellauta Adjourned till to morrow. 11 o'olook Si'i'ilmi; Gouar or mi: Uritkd 8tatk? Wedneada; I lJecenib*r 16. 1847.? No ao lievld h Mtaoy. almtni* i rator of C H Lee, plaintiff in error, it J B Tbra?h*i iih of Wm Seller* Tbla cauae *a( argued by Mi < rittenden. and nubmltted on printed argument by Mr llendernon for the defendanta in error. No. 3i Richard W King et al. plantlffi la error, ti l otted Ntatea The aryunjent of tbla cause waa com inenoed by Mr. Coxe for tbe plaintlffa In error. SUI'MKMK COURT TIIlb U.tlTKtl Sh'ATK*, Dec Ifl 1847 -8 U' Down*, K*q . of Loulalana, waa admiltn an attorney and Rouuaellor of tbla court No 10 J A Yillnloboa and other*, appellant*, vi. the United Ktatec Tbla em'e waa aubmitt.ed by Mr Vulee on ? printed ar fturaunt for the appellant* No M R KUbr and oih?rplaintlffa in error, n tb>- United Htatea Tnm aiftun an of tbla can** waa routlnu?d by Mr. Cosh for the plain tiff* in error, and by Mr. Attorney General lor the defendant In error Aojourmd till to-morroir. II o'oiock Damngn jar Mal practice?At tha Supreme Courl held in I'ortund, Maine, < wriilla Howard baa reorlv* t J/W10 a* damage* agninat Dr JohnOroTer, formal | rac tic* in an amputation ca*e Th** amputation waa performed in February. 1843; aubaequently thn defen dant performed another r.psratlon upon the *ame liinfc and in lanuary of the next year, the patient waa obligai to nubralt to the third, an amputation and dlalncation a the bip Joint. If* Ml ix>t rf?0T?r frr ? j?m *ft?r n* , |*#t pp?MWn, ? I I - I ill I ni I " I Hi * 4 THE HOLIDAY HERALD. THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY O? TH* MBZZCAZf WAR. On Maturity, the 34 th inat, we shaH pabllsh the Holiday Iltrald, which will b* the moat beautiful, aa well aa the meat valuable and interesting, pictorial (beet aver issned from thla establishment It will be * complete 1/unrated HlK^ory of the MeiLoan War, and will eontain engravings representing the appearance of every town, after Ita capture, from the taking of Matamoras to the redaction of th? City of Me*iooitielfJneluding plans and fortitleationa. It wOt??d be naeleaa to dilate at any length on the value of a abeet like thla. It will be a perfect pictorial view of Mexico. Agenta and otbera who wlah to pwrohaae <1 aeO again, will please aend In their ordera aa early aa iH/r, Mile. The prloe will be 8% cents per single e<tyy, i>r 94 per hundred, it will De put in wrappers, 10 reuu i? r? of the world. _ Political Itcnui. T e f.iends of Mr. Van Buren, from New York, wit go atrong for blm In the convention for the nomination of the next President It seems that the Van Buren men have oarried the majority at the elections to the general committee in this city. Mr. Polk has very little strength here. Tha executive government of the United States if In a curious predicament. Tne real execntiTS Is a sort of triumvirate of three weak men, Messrs. Polk, Cave Johnson and Ritchie. It is believed that these three manage every thing among themselves?the oabinttls thought nothing of at all. Meisrs Buchanan, Walker, Maroy, and even Mason, sre respectable persons wi<o merely execute what these three spirits of the White Ho .use decree. Polk, Cave Johnson and Ritchie are mucL' 1'^* eacb other in point of mind, Intellect and taste. Mr ^olk wa* a third rate lawyer In a rmtll oounty in Tennessee. C.V* Johnson, of the sama State, is of a similar character. Itilohie was a small editor of a paper In one of the eastern sections of Virginia, who thought that Richmond waa the oentre of the world, and the Kastern Shore tha reat of it. General Jackson's famous Kitchen Cabinet, or | Captain Tylers equally famous Guard, were really talent' ed men. iu comparison with the weakness, imbecility and obt uhucsi, of this Polk triumvirate. Whig Pimarv Elections.?The whlga in Several wards held their primary elect leas yesterday; whieb, as far aa we were enabled to obtain the results ef the same, were as follows:?Tenth ward?Youog Men's General Committee-Charles Riddle, Thaddeus C. Davis, David Miller, John W. Hinated. Jobn H. Hoffman. Twelfth Ward?Young Men'a Oeneral Commlttoe? Whitfield Case, John J. R. Da Pay, John P. Hone, Francis Speight, ?. D. Smith. Democratio Primary Election.?The following oani didates have been returned in tbe 17th ward:?For Oen eral Committee, Henry "Shields, John Coohran, and John MoGlim; for Young Men'a General Committee, John Peiigrue, John Gamble, Chaney Schaffer, R B Boyd, and Charlea F. Townley The above named oandidatea were returneu by a majority of 300. In the 6th ward. > tbe Young Men'a committee elected Mkjor Garrett Dyokman, L. A. Myera, and Henry Aroulartns, Jr. There were three tlea for two vaoanolea?tie: W. C. Van > Allen, W. Moffat, and Benjamin Wood. ' Representation or Fairfax and Alcxandbia is ' the Vir?in1a Legislature ? It was deeided in Virginia House oi Delegates on the 14th inat., that the ' disirlot of country ooinprtsed within the limita of Fair* fax and Alexandria should not be entitled to more than one delegate. | The Citt ok Syracuse ?The Vetera of Syracuse and f Saline have only to annonnoe their desire to b^ Incor, porated aa a city, and the Legislature will grant a > charter, a bill to that effect having passed both nouses. * Alabama Leuihlatuhe?John A Win*ion, of 8aost ter. bu been elected President of the Senate, and G?n, K P Walker, of Lawrenoe, Speaker of the Home ' Cass Meeting in Philadelphia Postfoneo ?The " frienda of Oen?ral Cua hare determined ?t> po at pone [ their t>wn meeting for the preesnt; and this it 1* said, j in conformity with the wishes of the general himself. Major Gaines on hii wat t? Washington? Major J P Gaines, member of Congrem eleot, from the ninth i Congressional diatrlet of this Stale, and late a Mexican ( prisoner, arrived here last night from New Orleans, on the South America.? L uitvdlt Journal 1 OCA mil. 1 Anti-Slave*y Convention - An anti-slavery oonvsa* 1 tion for Pennsylvania assembled In Philadelphia yssterr day (l?'h lust). Police Intslllge o#? * Charge of Burg!a-y -OffleersC ostiga n and Brown, of 1 the 10th ward, and Woeldridge, of the 8th ward, arrest3 ed early yesterday morning, on the Five Points, thvs* y young thieves, ealled John Turner alias Williams, (m K esuaped oonvict from Blaokwell's Island,) Patilok Qal? lag her and James Prout, on a oharge of breaking into " the ooal offloe of Mr John J. Oaots, No 04 Attorney a st. on Friday night a week ago On the offlaers searching the room oooupied by these thieves, they found a clothes brush, and a sp?ec?cle oase, whloh was Identified * by Mr Quits as aportiuu of the stolen artloles; the of_ doers likewise found a pair of raiors, a pistol, a new spjr glass, marked B Wood, "day and night," 0 olo h oaps, J pair of pantaloons, 2 gold breast pins, and one gold * key .'together with $43 in counterfeit bank blila, for all of * which an owuer is wanted apply to the above oflloers * Justice Drinker locked them up tot a further hearing. y Robbing an Employir.? OtHan Knowles, of the 4tb " ward, arreted yesterday, a man by the name of Joeeph Kay, alias Walter Hisseeok, on a charge of stealing from his employer some $60 woith of winJow shades, at difm ferent Vim s; several pair were reoovered from persona if to whom the accused had sold them. The shades belooi'id to Conla and Comnanv. corner of Henry and . Catharine atrret*. J aalto?" Drinker looked him dp for " trl'il. ,f Jlrrnt of Burglars ?Offloera Brady md Gray, of the t 7th vud arreatcd earlyl)?itMxday morning, la Catharine I street, two young men oalled George Smith and Henry i Moore, on a charge of breaking into tbe ooal offloe of Jamea Tiedalx, 141 Cherry atreet, stealing therefrom noma cilrer and oopper ooin, a aack ooat ana a torn bier, e valued in all at f 10 On the offloera aearohing the ao? cuaed, they found the atolen property in their poeaeaalon. I_ Juatioe Tlmpaon looked them both up for trial n Jl Fugitive from Constable Morriaon, of AlE hany. arreated in thla oity yesterday, a man by the name 0' of VVm Debar, on a bench warrant, wherein he atanda . charged with burglary -in the first degree. He waa oonToyed back to Albany for trial w sttali ng Clothing?Offloer Mlnoho, of the 0th ward, ar> reated yeaterday a woman oalled Lnvlnla Johnaon, on a e obar^e of stealing oloihing worth >20, belonging to Mra. ' Jaoooa, No 84 Bayard atreet. Juatioe Drinker oommttd teil her for a further hearing B'ating a Ho nr.?Two men by the namoa of Charlea Irving and Franois Savage, were arreat a yeaterday for ? oruelly beating a horse belonging to Stephen Weeki. rele aiding in 39th atreet Juatioe Roome held them both to bail to answer. id Ml" " " ? ig Fanay Ball Tableau, and llaaqatrada Drcaa ie warthou.e, i>o.SI Pnuee atreet, aud Cio, 4t3 Broadway.? j. ''uamrnea, wiga, Whukera. and every othrr mticle reqaiaite Tor Ball* or Partiea, ia tbe above iiue, on htnd, for tale or hire, j John (Jeorge Taylor, cui umer, and William Dibolee. at* preparing an elegant aaaoitment of Coat umcs and Wiga, eutirelyaew for the approaching aeaaoo Mr. Richard AmsrK rnao, many yeara favonbly kuowu aa Coatnmat to tha Park y Themre, will aaperintend the Theatrical Coatnme and hiriag ? departioeet, in peraou. \ V _ t The Plomhe National Oaguerrtan Gallery, e the tipprr corner of Broadway aud Murray at.eet, should be P troniaed by thoae who appreciate a good picture It aurMtiaea aa to a*e pcraooa conieatiug themeelvea wi h above all thinga, a poor pietof, when (he beat can ao eaaily be had. f It wu nliUk*aUi?t the malu which bit tlie 1st* IJ' Waiuwrigh:, waa killed. We ore iu.orined it it l to be eihibittd in Broad way, next week. ,t Gold Pens for the Holidays.?J he most ele. 0 naul ana u<rful gilt ol the se<son, u one of (he celebrated , Kich lira Diamond Pointed Gold Peu?, in the new atyle of Gold Caa- juit lutroduced ay It. K Wa'son fc Co., 45Wi li m street, oue door >elow Wail street, end J. Y. Snyage, 82 Fat* inn street These pens are prc-emiuent forsuperio finish ?nd t dtt-ability. and are ndaptd to the use ef both Ladies and Genii tlemea. Golu Peni .1 every style and qu lity Gold and ili vtr Pen and Peacil Cues, at the low eat pricea, sold as above. _____________ " i lie cheapest a?d best place In tbe city to get y Boots and Shots, la at Jonas'*. 4 Ann atreet. near the Aaaeticau 1 Museum. He aella hi? beat > reach Calf Drew B ots ?t $4 50, 6 iud a lirat rule Boot he will aeil at >l. You can alto get a ry nice pair for S3 60. and aa to hia waterproof iu d c T* aole tloo'i, they cannot be beat in price or quality, aad furthermore, all goods sold by our friend Jones, of No. 4 Ann street, ' ne warranted to give entire aliifaction to the purchaser. India itubb<r Orssrehoee. At tbe Good year . ubber Waul. u * 100 Bi?adxay, betweeu Pint aati >v?ll * treets. may be li-uiid. i.y the eaae or sllig e pair, the argrst , <s?iit Mem of Ov rsnoeain the city, i c tiling at the ran., ua itvlesot P tent Metallic Kuibir Over-h et, togeihar with every variety or Guvdyear'a Hubber fabiica, at the lowtit, 4 prices t Oiatta I'ercba Woods?Tills new snbstance It now u in the rt but ? few eari, a..d never before ih s on-r.i ~ .i..~ a. ... 11, a i fmiArf Hi.iei. is u?w offered to ti e I'utili by the m imfictunr, aa cumbin u? be fletibla and ?if ce Icui qunuian of Indn Ruoua . a Inaahueai e?ce dint lealhar. ai.d a beamy aud . m >otliue?a prculiar to uoiIiidi rUe of r b fl xriie cli racier Ain'tig ihe fabric* > ow lieiug mide by Ihr nuderaig iad mav be luuud clotha tabic covtri, thoat >hoa ' i. ile?, belu aud ound corJ*. formaking h >okbiud*iV I* i ict, 11 auba'itut* for leaiht r; twaat leather* far lia inaken; cover* or tofts chain, acat* ra?hion?, poc ei boo* and p rtlolio ' c.iyer*, ? i i?t? ftirnitnre. ke. kc- Order*execarad with * patch b. HO .ACICH DAY. ladia Itobber and GatU Percha Manufacturer. M onrtUndt *tre?t I 1 Scot ' VI torlca In lit* 6 -lit Line _Jnat receited. 100 d i-u oftbo*a yery tupa i?r doil?r aud a-half I, fluru. whirh a a - ari?Htrd aartgarda good*, ht *ud*ui>crior workiaviihip. Call and tee thm at "I Naaaau at lie haa u iture of iho*e?erv nafl ( ! Rlannal 8hiru and Urrwa a. wliiib a ?<>ld ai ihe .a'uuiihing low price of $1 * a. ch. i all aud **e th-in 94 \na-au at. t^lkAll??g??From |jllO to $5,000 U raid/, to I rite ha I'M- HkLl.l >iil,H'jLINi.viii,NTl>uprodiii?l y gir*trr cure*, *-<i murn ihein. f ?v?ry cm?* mid dr?, np'iou I ai di'ea?a o'the hum n f mi,iy ilin . ani other ho..wu or prr1 truiied lem-dy ko* . (TVre.l to tha public; al?o, that they pro| * Juce men evi'leuce o? ai il! *H(i> y ih - otoai i n gmnr eiprcM* * i|. n? of all who may com fr.ini normil to pore ha ?e in large (juaatitiea. In relation I,. It woi deiful cor ti?e and agree I, aole oualitiet aa a gener I ?i ernal mid internal remedy for ti 1 | particular* oi No, uamrturt etidencet, of tha motl aatoundI mg carta npoi) i cconl, .aa **j int of tha Timat, publithH at " No. 1 Barclay ttraet, ?\?w \ r>,k ?i.y, a copy of which can be (bund id ?ay pan of tlie bakHkblf globe. Principal office, I Piwl iirrrn ?t # r??u, or par &>??!

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