Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 14, 1848, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 14, 1848 Page 1
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I,-..? ? r-?t.-r L r.? --r*-*.:rT.' TH ??,?? . Whole No. 500 . Mexican ltem?. [Krom the American Star of April 'JO ] Ht'ERK'l'AUO. Tho Monitor of yentorday. nay* preparation* aro uiuliing at tin* suat of government for the receptiou of the American commissioner*. It auppuitoa tliey liavv power to extend the time of the ratification of tho tr? aty. as it would be impossible to havo it ratified hero a lid forwarded to Washington by the 2d of Juuo. Tho bent reception tho government could give the eoiunilHHiouers would bo. to see that Cougress is in session to act upon what lliuy have to i,ubuiil lo it. We do not hour of aiiy increase of the member* in attendance. FROM THE INTERIOR. We received by tho laat mail, a number of paper* from the moat important point* in the iuterior. We tlnd but little in theiu in relatiou to the treaty. In Iuecu, x no euiiors seem uiiwiiuuk < " mucu u|iuu iuu subject. El Progrtio. ut Queretaro. the organ of the revolutionist* and anti-peace party, i* violently opposed to the treaty. Wo And nothing. however, either in that paper or iu l.os Dtbaltt, the ministerial organ, in confirmation of the rumor that a prouuncianiuuto had been got up against the supreme goverument. El Progrtio say* Ocampo, Governor of Mihoaca, lias resigned his place because opposed recoguising the treaty of peace while the Americans hold military occupation of the country. Adume, the iate Governor of Sau Luis, has been released from prison, and sent with a competent cscort to yacatecas. lie made this request of the supreme government, arguiug the state of his health and condition of his family as a reason. The Progrtio concludes nil article ou this subject in these words: " The alliance with the enemy is complete. Seuor Adame, for being a friend to the war, is confined by ordor of the government of hi* cnuutry. Senor Trias, at Chihuahua, for the same reason, is at the disposition of the government. What will the world say of this?" El Porvtnir, at Toluca, has an articlo on the subject of the assembling of ('ougrcss. It says the loth day of April is that upon which the Congress of the 1'uion should close its ordinary sessions.according to the Tlst article of the constitution.' If tho government has succeeded within the few last days in getting the members together, they could, by a motion made to that effect, or by a petition to tho President under tiie same article, by prorogued for thirty days. But if tile quorum should not ibe In attendance, the editor Hays Congress caunot be constitutionally convened. The Porvtnir then remarks upon the culpable remissness of the member* in uot listening to the voice of their country, and attending to the discharge of their duties, lie exclaims, " Heaven have compassion upon u? !"' CHIHUAHUA. Tho Official Iiegistrr of Durango hai an official com innmcatiou from Munoz, tho commanding General, addressed to the Governor of the State, which states that after a siege of oi|fht days, the Vill*ile llosates was taken by assault, and Governor Trias taken prisoner by tho American forces. We hare stated this before uuotlioially. Munoz adds that in consequence he is obliged to assume the Executive power of the State. According to the constitution. He concludes by complimenting the "poor and abandoned State of Chihuahua" for fighting for tho national honor, and dofending itself from its perverse invaders The Mtme paper says that privato letters stato that lour hundred of the Amorican forces in the capital of < hihuahua and Kosaies, were advancing with four pieces of artillery to take up a position at Rio Klorido, aud that a battalion of five hundred Texans had left Saltillo, in the direction of Uolson do Mapimi, aud nine hundred wore towards the fronier of Zacctocas. On the 27th ult. an order was published by the American Major General, stating that both Americans and Mexicans would be protected in their persons and property?that private houses would be taken only for the general aud quartermaster?that public and religious buildings would remain under the protection of the United States government?that a Moxican police be established, aud that the municipal and judicial authorities continue in the exercise of their funetious until further orders. Tile Vice Governor of the State sent a note to General Price on the '24th ult., requesting him to withdraw his forces to the line which they occupied before the 1st of March last, according to the stipulation of the articles of the armistice Tho editor adds: We do not know tho general's reply, but private letters state that be has said that he is not subject to General;l)utler, but to his Government at home, from whiich alone he will receive orders." The ProRreso has a similar statement, on the authority of a private letter, substituting tho name of General Scott instead of Geueral Butler. The Alcalde of San Juan de Guadalupe, under date of the 12th ult.. complains that he has heard that a party of one hundred Americans were at Caopas on their way to the mines of San Juan, (in Duraugo.) One of the military commanders writes to the Governor of Uiu State, that he supposes these men to be a portion oi tnose at Mazapit. who wore moving iroui that placo in consequent of tho armistice. PACHUCA. Tbo Jlmtrican Star of April 10th, says:?Col. Withers. Maj. Lully. Capts. BodtWh and Sprague. of tho 9th. arrived in thu city on Sunday, from Pachuca. with an escort of dragoon*. Wo lvarn that tho health of the troopi* at that post in improving. Wo hav# a lettit from an offlcor at Pachuca, giving un account of a recent pleasure excursion iu the vicinity, for which wo hope to find room in a day or two. EARTHQUAKE. We have hoard from several gentleman tlmt there wn? quite an earthquake on Sunday evening, at about It o'clock. It in said to have created quite an undulation among the chundelicrs of tho city, though it belonged to the perpendicular rather than to the horizontal class of those subterranean visiters. We felt nothing of it ourselves, and conclude it was "no great shakes" after all. TAKKDES. The .American Star, of April 10th, says :?11 Parodes, at our lust advices, was at San Luis. Ho was at liberty, and does not seem to have any knowledge of the purpose of the supreme government to arrest him. He is living in a rotired manner, and is making no public demonstrations in behalf of his favorite projects. The Union of thu Sth inst. has an article iu defence of the Governor of San Luis (Reyes) against tho charge that he has boeu iu connivance with t'aredes. It xmys: ' The Governor has always been of opinion that the decision of the sovereign Congress, in regard to the convention agreed to by the supremo government, should be most scrupulously respected, as wull as public order, and tranquillity obxorvcd. He assumes a position which gives no room for supposing that his approval of the treaty, if ratified by tho Mexican Congress. is dictated by fear?a position, also, which, in case the war should bo continued, will afTord no excuse for the towns beiug unprepared. This is certainIly a very neutral position, and we have but little doubt that the Governor of San Luis is sincere in disclaiming alt idea of co-operation with Paredes. There is but little daugor. in our upiuiou. that tho K.x-President will mnko any headway in that powerful State. Ho has a few friends ami partisans in the city, hut beyond it lie can command hut very little support.' " OT'R FLAO ON POI'Of'ATAPKTf.. The American tlag has been unfurled to the breose on the highest pinnacle of tho North American continent. and the glorious star.* and stripe* have waved in triumphant folds over the eternal <anwa of the "(rooking mountain." Six of the party which wan reported a few days since an having failed to ascend Popocatepetl, remained in camp two or three days after tho flrot unsuccessful effort, to await a more favorable day for the enterprise; they were soon gratitied, and again made the attempt, which was entirely successful, and the party arrived at the highest peak, overlooking the great crater, without accident. Mere the flag of the United States was raised at mi elevation of more than three miles and a quarter above the level of the ocean, and the party enjoyed a prospect of unsurpassed magnificence ami sublimity. The sis person* composing the party were Lieut. Stone, Ordnance; Lieut* Duckner and Kirkham. Oth Infantry; Lieut. Andcmon. id Dragoons; Lieut. Homford, 8th Infantry; and Mr Ungley an F.nglish gentleman of this city. Thus has the American (lag waved, not only over the Hails of the Monte/Dmas, but over tho highest point of the land of the Aztecs. FROM MONTEREY. We find the following items in the Monterey Gasette of I lie 1.1th ult.: We have heard it confidently rumored that the Vorth Carolina regiment is ordered to Cerralvo, and the four companies of the ICth U. S. infantry now garrisoning Cerralvo. are to he ordered here We shall be glad to see tho whole of tho 10th regiment together; they will make a formidable and imposing appearance, the regiment being over lliw strong. The Sallilln Sentinel represents tho health of the troops up there as excellent. They cannot elect a member to Congress foom this State; none is willing to accept the nomination The g iveruor has ordered another election in May. It is said, likewise, that they cannot, succeed in electing a member from the State of San Luis Potosl. A It MV 1NTKM.IOENCE. It Is stated that the Senate have confirmed the following nominations;?General* Twiggs and Wool as Major Generals; Colonel Churchill, as Drigadier General; Captains Washington and llragg (Ittll Artillery.) as Lieutenant Colonels, and Major Thomas (Acting Ailjutant General), a* Lieutenant Colonel. The following companies of military were shipped on the 11th Instant, on board the ship America, for Vera < rue.: < oinpuu; .1. (Ill liuituvrjr. ' .1111(111 ujr > . <u Artillery. (K): Company <?. 2d Artillery 1*); Company M. 4th Artillery, !M>; ,r?th Infantry. 1; total. .1(11 men ; With 1st I,lent. ? K. Perry. 4th Infantry. commanding Company A, 7th Infnntry. and detachment; Int. I,l?nt S Moon. 10th Inf.; 2d I,lent. J. Nulley. ftth Inf.; 1st I,lent. II Hopkins. nth Inf.. commanding Company C. Uil Art.; 2d l.leut. R. M. Kloyd. 2<t New Vork Vol.; 1st Lieut. J. II. Carlisle. 2d Art... commanding Company (}. 2d Art.; 2d I,lent. K. Underwood, 4th Inf.; 2d I.lent. J. II. Collins. 4th do,; 1st Lieut. K. Murray, 2d Inf.. com'pr f o. M. 4th Art.; 2d Lieut J. I) Porter. 3d Dgs.; 2d Lieut. K. Cook.'id New York Vol* ; A??l?t. Surg., J V. Head, U. S. A. Knur hundred U. S. troops were stationed at the Newport (Ky.) barrack* on the lt?th Inst. ArrOlNTMETTS I1Y TIIK PllKilDK NT. ? Custom House Offices?I'elcij Uurchard, Collector, Cape Vincent. New Vork. re-appointed; Alfred Palmer. Surveyor. Urbanna, Va . re-app*lnted. Land Offlcoe? 1 Henry L. Ulacoe, llfgliter, Helena. Arkansa*. re-appointed: Thomas Tlgar, Heglster. Kort Wayne, la., vice William N K.dsall, whoec commission will expire June 11th. 1848. g'J'J . itt'L1""-'L'l'J ' 'JBW E NE ] Trouble# la Texan. [From tl?o lluuatou TflcKiupb. April 27.] A suit has recently been brought in the U. S. District Court of this State by Mr. Cameron, against the settlers oil an eleven league grant, wnich he claims under a title from the Mexican goverutnent. The tract is situated in old -Montgomery co uuty, and embraces seme of the finest 1 inds in that section. Writs have been served 011 thirty or forty settlers, some of whom, we understand, have held undisturbed possession of tlicii ! lands for thirteen years. Moat of them, we believe, | hold their titles under the colonial contracts of Stephen F. Austin, k is hard, indeed, that these settlers, who could never have been disturbed under the laws of the old republic, should nov be dragged into the federal courts to defend their homesteadu against the claims of n foreigner, who fled from the country in the hour of peril, and jeft these settlers to win their titles from a perfidious, tyrannical government by their own good rifles. If the enemy had conquered the country, the claims ot Cameron would have been sustained: but he would have received desolated hearths, anu fields perhaps disfigured with the bleaching bones of murdered families,instead ofthriviug farms chequered with well I'Ulll Yilieu iiliu 11*11111' Ilfius tUVv fell Willi iuaui iani corn anc cotton, or pastures teeming with fattening herds aud Hocks, rhese lands have been rescued from the Mexican and Indian foe by the vajor of these ;settlers, have been beautified and adorned by their industry, and were secured to thein by the laws of the country of^ their adoption ; and now, that this country has fraternized with their native land, lo! the arms o? the nation are held out to crush rather than to protect them. They were told by the sages of the land previous to annexation, that sill the rights they enjoyed under the Republic of Texas, would be retained by them us citizens of the State of Texas. They were told by the Judiciary Committee of the Convention that formed the constitution of the State, that the laws of the State and Republic would be respect*! by the federal courts in their decisions, and that all titles that were valid previous to annexaton would be valid after that uct. The Judiciary Committee was composed of the most eminent and able lawyers of the State, and we ure confident that the opinions they then expressed, will be sustained by the Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States, judge Watrous may issue writ upon writ, and then land sharpers may employ imported counsel to sustain their claims, but in vain; the rights that our citizens acquired when they cast off the tyrannical yoke of Mexico, will not, cannot be torn from them. The great ./Egis of the Union has not been lifted over them to crush, but to protect. Though another Jeffries were to be found upon the judicial bench of the Union, he would be deprived of the ti... tice and eauity, as taught by the illustrious Marshal! and his associates, will control and guide their successors. The States which have entered the Union reserved certain local rights which the Supreme Court has ever respected. Texas was to the Union as a foreign State, previous to annaxation, and when it merged its sovereignty in that of the greater republic, it yielded no power to the general government to call in question its previous acts, its treaties, as made bv the political department of the government, will be respected by the Federal Court of the Union, as the treaties of a forcing State; and its statutes, which guarantied to the citizen the title to the land he occupied and improved, will be also respected as the statutes of a foreign State. The federal courts cannot go behind the constitution of the State, and decide cases under the constitution of the republic of Texas. Those cases are as much beyond their control, as the cases in the courts of England, or any other foreign Stale. We consider, therefore, that the settlers who have acquired valid titles under the laws of the old republic of Texas, can never be disturbed by any decision of the federal courts; and we believe the efforts that are now makiug by Cameron and others to sustain these superannuated claims, will prove entirely abortive, and will result iu the establishment of the claims of the old settlers upon firmer footing than they now occupy. Northern Abolitionist* In tlie Southern States. [From the Savannah Republican, May 0 ] PUBLIC MEETING. Bhimwall Court Houir, May 2. 1848. The citizen* of thin placo mot in tho Masonic Hull to-day. at XI o'clock, a. in., to take iuto consideration tln> rumors which had reached them concerning a portion latoly arrived hero, calling hi one If Dr. L Major, a lecturer on tlie philosophy of animal magnotlitm. and who wan HUHpcctod of being an abolition omimary. On motion. .Major Lewis O'Bannan was called to the chair, aud Jarnci McKeuzie requested to act an Secretary. The Chairmau stated to the mectiug the objects for which it had bceu assembled, aud called upon those proHcnt who knew anything about L)r. Miyor to make the same kuowu to the meetlug. Col. 11. II. Shown and others then stated the Information they had received concerning this individual, aud the opinions which he had expressed in this community; from which it appeared that Dr. Major represented himself as having come from the North a few months since?that lie had there been an abolitionist, but that he was not <iuito so much in favor of that doctriuc now?that he spoke a great deal about slavery wherever he went, but professed to be in favor of it ?that in Beaufort District he had been seen in a field conversing with the slaves, who were gathered around him?that the owner of those slaves ordered him off, and questioned the slaved as to what they had been told by Dr. Major, but they would not answer?that the citizens of liobertvillc had threatened to take him up. aud that lie had expressed surprise that slaves wore not permitted to sit and eat at the same table with their owners. It appeared also that Dr. Major was travelling with a female uot believed to Vie a whito person These matters having been submitted, J. Pattf.hsou, Ksq addressed the meeting 011 the courso to be takeu 11 uder these circumstances. and advised an investigation into the facts. K. DKLMxam. Jr., Ksq. then made a few remarks expressive of his views of the matter, and offered the following resolutions, which wore unanimously adopted : 1. Resolved. That Dr. L. Major, who purports to be a lecturer on the philosophy of aniinal magnetism, but of whose sinister designs in relation to onr peculiar institution* we have received sufficient proof, be. and he hereby is. required to quit the village immediately. ?i. Resolved. That a committee of throe Ihi appointed to carry the above resolution into effect, and to transmit to his Kxccllcncy such information as may be necessary for Kxecutive action in the premises. 3. Resolved. That the same committee do institute such other proceedings as may be necessary to enforce the A. A., 1M44. and to protect our slaves. The ( hair appointed Messrs. K. Bellinger. .1 r . J. 1'attorsou. and J. >1. Mutson. the committee of three under the second resolution, aud the meeting a^jourued, to meet again at the call of the Chair. On re-assembling. Mr. Bi:i.i.ir<i;?:K. from the Committee of Three, reported, thut they had made known to Dr. Major the resolutions adopted, and had allowed him two hours to get. ready to start, but on Dr. Major's asserting his innocence, and claiming to be heard in his own defence, the Committee. In order to avoid the least appearance of injustice, liud suspcudod action. And us tin1 individual was present, Mr Bellinger moved that he lie now beard accordingly To this the meeting veadily assented, and Dr. Major then went iuto a defence of himself. He admitted that he was opposed to slavery in the abstract, and that the citizens of Beaufort district had charged him with being uu abolitionist; but lie denied the truth of the statements which charged liiiu with having harangued any Maw*, or interfered with the institution of slavery. it? said he had discussed the i|uhi*tioii of slavery with a groat many persons in the South, referring to tliem hy naiue. but liud done no in private. and protected t hat lit? wan a "proslavory man." Ho also ."aid that lie had challenged tho cltircns of itobcrtvillc to hold a pulillr meeting to hoar liin views 011 slavery. and in all hi* lectures, out one, since hr heard of tho suspicions against him. I10 haii explained hid opinions of tho oondition of slaves ; daid I hat at tho North ho wad an abolitionist, and condidorod that slavery wad opprosdivo and injiirloiid to the negroes ; but hero hid oplniond had liwn modiflod ; and daid that ho wad preparing a course of dix lectured, to bo dollrorod in llodton. on tho subject of dlavery. Dr. Majok wont into tliode matters at considerable length, aud WMd listened to with great patience When ho imd concluded. Mr. Ilelllngor. after a few preliniina ry remarkd, olTered the following preamble and resolution : This meeting having heard Dr. I,. Major in hid defence, and learning nothing from him calculated to alter their vlewd of hid character ad dot forth in the first roiiolutlon. heretofore adopted, therefore Resolved, That a committee of ten be appointed to cailde the paid Dr. I.. Major to <{uit our village forthwith. After an interchange of views ad to the best mode of proceeding, in which Messrs. Bellinger. R. A. II tiantt, J. M. Hutdon. David Kiltott. and W II. Thompson partleipatod. the rcdolutlon was adopted, and the following gentleman appointed the committee: K. llellinger. Jr.. J. Patterson, J. M. Hutson. N. (i VV. AVaiker. S VV. Trottl. K. I,. Patterdon, Dr J. () llagood, Mr. K. Staiidoll. Setli Daniel, and Win II. Thomson. On motion, ordered. That these proeecdingds be published in the ncw.spaperd. The meeting then adjourned, L. O'Banmos, Secretary. J. McKr.ir.ir. Secretary. (The committee often discharged the duty assigned thein. and request southern newspapers generally to publish the above proceedings. It is also proper to add that dome hourd after they hail performed their duty, still further proof was received a* to the true character of the said Dr. L. Major?In particular n to his habits of possum-hunting with negroes, in order to deliver philosophical lect ures on freedom ; and also as to his ear-ring about him a chemical preparation to change the color of the skin. It will thus lie seen, that our community have acted towards Dr. Major with a forbearance which will not be repeated if bo can be found withla the limiti of our district.) _ \ W YO VEW YORK, SUNDAY M Albany, May, 12, lkiy. The Allium/ Cricket QroumJi?A Shooting Match in Albany. Since the great trial match between the St. 1 George's and the Toronto Cricket Clubs, the cricketers in this region have kept somewhat quiet, anil I have not heard of any new matches of interest.? Cricketing is a m uily game, and I should !? glad to see it practised here as extensively as in England. A club has recently been organised in this city, and as the summer months are approaching, the members are making preparations for a grand campaign. Directly opposite the city there is a smooth and grassy peninsula of some thirty acres; , it is bordered on the river side by a row of venerable elms, beneath whose shadc3 the cricketers are wont to recline during the intermissions between the first and second innings. The club h-ive pur- ! chased or leased this beautiful peninsula; they liav# built about it a neat fence, and at one end of the plain they have construct-d a shanty for the umpires. This cricket ground has been styled by several gentlemen from Canada and New York, one of the most spacious and elegant | cricket grounds in America. It is a level meadow of about thirty acres, the ground neither too hard nor too soft, and the seats under the elms neither too high nor too low. The club has, in fact, made every effort to have this ground what it really is, one of the neatest in America. That t ill son of York and the man with the glazed cap had better come up here and take a bat. Yesterday, some English gunners, or marksmen of high pretensions, arrived 111 this city from New York; among them were Messis. Waller, Dawson. Miller. <ten. itee. It seems that Mr. Waller had made an arrangement with some of the members of the cricket club to have a trial of their skill in gunnery. The club selected one of their number, and matched him against the Yorker. The match wan for $1(K). 1 will be particular in describing the conditions of the match. In the centre of the cricket ground was placed a springtrap, containing a wild pigeon. The marksmen took a position twenty-one yards distant from this trap; in one hand they held a cord, one end of which was attached to the door of the trap. This cord being pulled by the marksmen, the bird makes its escape, and Hies into the air; the gunner has then to raise his piece, and shoot him while upon the wing. If the bird is missed by the gunner, she is usually killed by the "scouts," or outsiders, who are not permitted to lire until the bird has cleared the enclosure. Each of the combatants was allowed twenty birds ; the one killing the greatest number of the twenty to win the prize. The match began at 2 o'clock, P. M. to-day. It may be well to state that the gentleman selected by the Albany cricketers as the opponent of Mr. Waller was Matthew llendrickson, Esq., an estimable citizen of Albany. The Englishman had the iirst shot and missed his bird. Mr. 1J. followed and missed his bird also?a tie. At the second attempt Mr. W. brought down his bird, and Mr. II. imitated his example; they continued to tire with remarkable precision. Some of the birds were shot at a distance of eighty yards,while unon the wing; this was extraordinary shooting. The result was, that after a trial, which was throughout highly interesting; the Albanian killed thirteen out of twenty birds, and the Englishman killed only ten out of twenty. The Albanians thus carried otf the prize. Several matches of less interest subsequently came off. In some of these matches ur. miner auoweu iiiuiseii a must cxjn*ri umnt?man, beating at the lirst trial one ot tlie crack shooters of Albany. Mr. Dawson, of New York, also beat his opponent, Mr. Kidgewav, of this city. There were several members ofthe Albany bar on the ground; one of them, I observed, was armed widi a handsome fowling piece: he acted as an "out-sider," and bagged several birds. Albany, May ID, 1843. The Conservative Democracy and the Holtimore Convention?Projectt and Plant of the fan liuren Democracy?,'lnother Meeting of the Friendl of Ireland. <$'rThe conservatives win to be greatly alarmed on account of the disclosure. recently made in tho llerald, of a systematic and cordial understanding between Mr. 1 President Polk and Mr. John Van Duron. Tho conservatives affected to believe that no negotiation* had boon ponding between tho President and the leader of the radical democracy ; and they even asserted, in a Holenui manner, that if the proviso delegate* from this .State were admitted into tho Baltimore convention, the defeat of tho democracy of this State and nation would bo inevitable. This contost be twee u the broken wiugs of a dissolved party is not without its interest to the American people ; aud as we approach the point when all the questions pendiug between these sections are to be determined, tho interest increases?it heightens?and all eyes will bo rivotted upon the convention which is about to assemble in Daltimoro. The spectacle is an extraordinary one. Though upon the threshold of a national election, tho sagacious politicians seem to feel no interest in the organisation of the parties. Incapable of realizing the importance of tho stakes for which they are about to throw, they stand benumbed and listless; in the belief that "it is too late,'' they liavo abandoned the hopo of reuniting tho disjointed Iragments into which tho parties are divided ; they have resolved to come up to the scratch without an effort to restore order or to preserve their discipline ; they rely, it seems, upon tho popularity of the military men whom they propose to put in nomination. The party which in 1844 expended hundreds of thousands of dollars to eloct Henry Clay, refuse to run another such ii*k. They abandon Clay, and they fall back on Scott. The democratic party is divided. The Van Huron democracy hold the balance of power in their hand*, and if their delegates are not admitted into the Baltimore convention, their great leader (John Van Buren) will stump the State" and throw It into the bands of the whig*. On the other hand, if their delegates are admitted, tho conservatives, headed by Kdwin Croswell, will refuse to support the nominee of the Baltimore convention; mey win noi (jo to uic pons. ami mey win throw the State into the hand* of the whin* I confidently assert. that Mr. Polk does not possess the sagacity to coax or to drive the conservative)! into the support of the nominees of the Baltimore convention. If the whit?* nominate Scott, there is then hut one alternative for the democracy, and that is the nomination of Oeneral Zachary Taylor?two military chieftains in (he canvass ! The Van Buren democracy are evidently lying in wait, like the Philistines. If they arc not admitted into tlie convention, they will come up here to the North, and they will hold n supplementary convention in the rity of New Vork. They will then deliberately nominate an independent candidate for the Presidency ; the whin convention which is to assemble at Philadelphia in June, may deem it judicious to nominate the candidate of the barnburners. If they do not, there will lie three candidates in the field, and the election must be settled by the House of Representative*. Tin' friends of Ireland held a meeting at the Court Home in this city last evening ; it was large and enthusiastic ; some committees and some corresponding secretaries were appointed, and then Mr Malony. of this city, presented an address to the Irish nation ; this address was received with shouts of applause. Afterwards the Hon. 11. II. Pruyn. late member of Assembly. was called out ; he delivered a stirring and elooueut impromptu speech of half an hoar. The Irlsn feeling is reviving ; they talk of shipping u regiment to France, and then sending them ucross the channel into Ireland. Cm.n Sritmn. May 12. 1R4S. During the storm on Wednesday night last, the sloop Oeueral Mercer, of Bridgeport, bound to Hartford, with .'i(K) barrels of lime, carried away her sails off Shalford Point, disabling her so much that It became necessary to make a harbor; and in endeavoring to run her into Cold Spring, she struck a bar on the north aide of the inlet; the wind shifted from the north-east to northwest. and drove her on the beach on the opposite slilw I of the inlet early on Thursday morning. At low water, that day, she heeled off. and having sprung a leak in the meantime, took in water that could not Inreached by the pumps. Thursday evening she was discovered to be on Are; efforts were Immediately made to save her cargo, lfto bbls. lime, together with her sails and spars, were saved. Ten o'clock. Kriday morning, the Are in her hold is nearly or quite extinguished, and | it is generally believed that her hull will be saved, if the leak can be stopped. She is ten years old. of uhout (V) tons burthen, and Is owned by Sherwood Sterling, of Bridgeport. Tl?c Crop*. 'Dip Concordia Fntrlligmcrr nf the 1.1th lilt *ay* " Krom All part* around u* we gather the *iime nr. count* of tin- corn and cotton crop*. Kverything i? smiling and flourishing in our flcld*. and tlio balmy weather we are now enjoying enriches the prospect of i plentiful crop*. The hope* of the planter* ar?* lil^h. | and even important revolution* dorm not to dampen ; their anticipations of good crop* and fair prices. next | *ca*on.'' ! TRKMKVnOfS Mertino to K a1sr Vol.t'NTEKR* for j Irei,ani>.?We believe since our rity was built I there never was no large an assemblage (fathered under one roof a* that which crowded the court-houae on Wedneiday evening. The immense chamber, capable of holding 2,000 person*, wan literally packed with human life, and the italrway*. lobby, and avenue* were blocked up by per*on* anxious to obtain entrance. Tho meeting was called by the ha*ty circulation of a handbill, which in the cour*o of the afternoon *?? borne through the principal street* on a *ta(T. preceded by a military band,?Louiivillt Democrat, May 5. i ? ii .i ii..n. . i|i I i]i, i in , 11> mn iimi >RK 1 [ORNING, MAY 14, 1848. May 8. 1H4S Vhr Presidential Prospet ti in New.England?Tht Death oj r two tj Mr. ffebtler't Children- The Slate Le iluture ?Hailroiidl- Murult oj Huston. 44<'. Tin- prospect* of Uenertl Taylor have nli?htly improved since the publication of hi* last let tor* that is. tlit>y have improved aiming our whigs. !Iu4 he never written any other, he would have boou tun of the

greater part -at least three fourth of the voteg of MaSHachuftettH, in the Philadelphia convention; ax he could not then have becu quoted an belli i* opposed to I whigism. which aloue has enabled tho abolitionists to I destroy his popularity with the regular whigs A strong hope U entertained, by many or the whig*, that the General * opinions respecting tile veto power, will go | fur to conciliate enough ot' thi> party to render hi* j nomination certaiu OI' his election ill tliut CMC. Uo rational doubt can be entertained The determination to push Mr Woodbury through i th? Baltimore convention, gain* friend* throughout New England. I understand that the leading democratic paper in Maine?the Portland Jtrgui?has come out tu hi* favor; and 1 see that pretty much every democratic paper In Massachusetts ha* either ruu up hi* name or expressed its willingness to support him.? (lover nor Isaac 11 ill. of New Hampshire, who is recently from Washington, says that General Cas* is sure of the nomination; and that he will certainly be elected. Perhaps such will be the result; but Washington is not the best possible place to gather public opinion. A worse selection than General Cass might be made. A .spasmodic attempt was made here a short time since, by a few ancient olHcc-holdcr*. and as many desperato otHce-seolcers, to get up a little enthusiasm in behalf of the mau respecting whose history the wltigs were in blissful a state of ignorance four years ago?the illustrious Jeemes himself; but it was no go. and tapered down to nothing, in the shortest conceivable point of time. It would be hard to find a more unpopular man among our democrats, than Mr. Polk. Kven collector Morton, to whom he proved so stout n friend, ridicules his manoeuvre* to obtain a second nomination It is but a few days since the President spent a considerable tiuui in endeavoring to convince ono of our principal democrat*. that he (the Joe mo* aforesaid) coulil carry TeHnuDHMS u<>xt fall The gentleman win unusually hard to bo couvlucud. though, an lie in a gentleman. |l(, listened with all possible sincerity to the disinterested advocate for the one-term principle- -when other people arc to HUffer from its application A great deal of sympathy is expressed for Mr. Webster, who lias in out) week consigned to the tomb the mortal remains of two of lux three children. Mrs. Appleton's death, though for some time expected, has saddened many people who could scarcely bo called her acquaintances even. Her position in life was so enviable, and all tliiugs that contribute to human enjoyment were so profusely at her command, that her death seems to have been a more cruel visitation than would that of another. who had eudured - the whips and scorns of time," and had learned that there Is to most people small cause to pray for length of days. Yet. if we look beyond tho surface, we shall most probably lind that there is an equitable adjustment of tiling*, even in this world, and that in the minstrelsy of even the happiest life, there are. to use Bacon's beautiful words, " as many hearselike airs as carol*.'' The Legislature promises to rise soon; and as the season is getting well forward. 1 suppose we shall see the nuisance abated in a day or two. The State finances are ill a very bad way. aud you must not bo surprised if our credit should suffer a little before a great while. Hash legislation has done a vast deal of mischief in this State, aud the democracy uiustuomo upagaiuliere to save U8 from ruin. The said democracy do, like rcpentaut sinners, live in the hope of a glorious resurrection. If things should take a good turn for them in the Presidential contest, their dry bones may once more be clothed with flesh, and live again. The Cheshire Railroad will be opened for travel, on Ms whole longth. and the cars will commence running regularly between Huston and Keene, some ninety miles. Tlie opening is appointed for Tuesday, the 10th inst., on which occasion there is to be a irreat assemblage of civic anil rural dignitaries, be., who will "eat. ilrink and ?inx." according to the advice of King Sardanapahis, nnii otherwise testify their joy at the propped of good dividends and the certainty of quick travelling. The Cheshire is one of the numerous roads that have ' sprung from the construction of the Kltchburg Kailroad. Iloston is becoming a horribly wicked place, and decidedly unsafe to live in. Murder has become as frequent as shaving?note shaving. I mean?and some people of an antique turn of inind. are for restoring the gallows to (he dignity In which it was held in what are called the good old days of old." The last European news, received on Sunday, in thought to indicate a delicate condition of affair* in Europe. The firmness of l.amartine against the communists. has added another rose to hischaplet. and men wonder that one who has written such splendid poetry should be so energetic a statesman: yet the poet ought to be a hero. Many of our lending merchants have undertaken to impress upon government the necessity of largely increasing our naval force, in view of the probabilities which exist of the rapid approach of a general Kuropean war. They fear that our commerce will again ho preyed upon by the great belligerents, as it was during the Napoleon contests. They coincide in sentiment with several editorials 1 have seen in the llrrald on this important subject. Our navy should bear more proportion to the resources of the natiou. anil to the vastness of our commerce ; and government will act wisely by giving the matter early and prompt attention. Paiiis. April 17,1848. Stale of Paris?Bud Proijiects. Tllo stato of things at present is very bad. Wo receive daily news from the manufacturing cities, which are desolated by riots of workmen and rebellion against the commissioners of the provisional government. These commissioners are nearly all chosen from among people of dubious character, of no consideration, not worthy of any conttdencc, and on that account able to play the part of dictators. The disorder is such that no one cau foretell what the result of the eleotions may be which are going to take place. Poverty is universal; nobody has money, no one can find specie; the work sorbing till the rath of tlio public treasury. The emission of hank bills of 50 francs has been made; it will be followed by that of bills of 2.r> franc*. Thin in the system of assignats. anil bankruptcy will undoubtedly come afterwards. And all these evils' are without remedy, if God don't work a miracle to save France, and evou this miracle would not be deserved; for we are a people of monkeys and mountebanks, having; not the least notion of that which would build up a solid republic, or any other kind of government. We shall soon see what will spring out of this pell moll of bad passions, and of that mud so deeply moved by our political drivers At the very moment I am writing to you, 1 see passing under my window a gang of women, bowling and crying for bread, cheese, and ten cents a-hcad. They arc formed into regiments, with a Hag. and they rush at the hall of the 12th ward (iirroudisscuicnt) with more obstinacy than other rioters. M. Louis lJlanc. as you sec. has perfectly organised work, lie is already on very bad terms with the kings, sovereigns or queens of Kurope. and he will be, very likely, one of these day*, thrown out of one of the windows of the Luxembourg, or perhaps meet w.th a worse fate. The letters which I receive from the south of France are no more favorable. In the city of Nimes (Ward.) the tire is near tin- powder, and every body fears that the explosion will soon take place. Ann u. Part* Kiulilona. Parii. 18th April. 184X.?The most fashionable costume of the present day is called the Coitumr Hrpuhltruine, which lias been adopted by many ladies iu their parlors, a fautasia which will undoubtedly meet with ui.iny imitations. The dress is composed of a kind of round jacket, with a short skirt, and the Jiifir. with tli* back opened; loose upon a white front. Tin1 coijf urt is a la Charlotte Corday. It is on the whole a very pretty costume. Mantillas are very fashionable ; made of shining silk hith dr France, round behind and square on tin1 arms. They are trimmed with black embroideries, anil live or ?\i rows of black llM tfllM "i'li a blue ribbon. Dresses of plain or satin silk are made Up with seven rows of tolanli. trimmed in front with ribbons The waist and bosom are made tight to the body, and the sleeves large and adorned with three rows of viilanli. One of the prettiest Inilrllm we ever saw. was composeil as follows: A bonnet of rice straw, ornamented with reil ribbons and white flowers ; a short mantilla, bronce color, of square form, anil furnished with two rows of lace; a ridirtf runt of tin- same silk as the mantilla, adorned iu front with two rnlauli of rib M*.ivi, -I,...... ,i..,.i.i.. P..w ..r -ii.?, button*, black *atin gaiters. and a parasol ?f white or pink tnffum. nearly us large as an umbrella. The dresses ure now made shorter than before. In order to dhow the feet. Thin is 11 great improvement, and w ill he generally adopted. Children wear a blouse of nankin, and trimmed with mhroidered ornament*; the pants are short to the knee, made In the style of Charles II.. and bordered , with lae?; high gaiters. drah color, and a straw cap. very j low form. From CrnAcoA.?Tlic wIiooiut Munson, Ciipt. ] ( oh inan. from Curacoa. April 17th. arrived at thin port this morning. Captain Coleman nay* that there was a rumor, when he left, of a battle on the Main, at Coro, between the force* of President Monaga*. and Oenernl Pacs. in which the latter were disp ersed The whereabout of General Pael was wholly unknowu at ( uracoa, The depots on the Main for the collection of goat skins, kr . had all been abandoneil. and the trade in these articles was. in con*ct|Uencp. temporarily des- I troyed, kugltivo* from Venezuela were still flocking into Curacoa and other adjoining placed, in great num- | ber*. l.etter* received by this vessel al*r? say that there wa* no prospect of a speedy conclusion of the war Ho?lon Trai'tller. THK Hritihh CoNSI't. at Nkvv Orlkanh.?\Vf nn? happy to say that thi* acrident l<> the Mritisli Consul. \lr. Mure, on Wednesday last, wa* not so se- | vere a* ha* been represented. Wo understand that the*houlder wa* di*loeated. but that It ha* been re- | duced. and that Mr. Mure I* doing well.?O. Mercury. May 1. [ERA From IfoiidurM. | Kroui N O I'ioayuue. May 2 ] We hear both good ami bad ikwh from Guatemala, hut at present it is in such a - questionable shape." we place iii> reliance whatever in |t A* our communication* with our "Infant Majesty V' dominions are ho uncertain and few. I will not attempt to Nay what may be going mi in the realms of naked liens at the mosquito shore Our government here have, however, lieen informed that " I'at. Walker'' (as he used to be called wheu here.) was drowned while on :iu expedition up tile river San Juau a short time since You would laugh to see this " Mosquito King." as Queen Victoria and her follower* arc pleased to call him. I will give you a short description of the negro king in embryo, as he appeared iu Helixe ou his eoronotloii day. some four years since To bog in, he is a short, thickset. musty, black little fellow, wliolly devoid of any resemblance to tly? white man in stature or general appearance. He has a thick, broad, fat. greasy face ? large, lack-lustre, black eyes, the whites of which are a dirty red brown. A large, thick, bushy head of wiry, bluck. stlir hair?with beautiful teeth, (the only passable feature about him.) Ilia neck is very short, and set upou a high pair of square shoulders, (looking for all the world like a steamboat captstau with a small red cabbage upon it.) Ili> in pot-bellied. with short. crooked legs uud thick, Ilat feet. Thin is a fair description of him whutii her Majesty's warm-hearted. pliilantropic subject* look it into their head* to play the larcu of coronation witli in Belize. For what Why, it in Haiti if hi* title to thin territory in maintained. then the broad extent of uiahogauy land on which they now arc Mquattiug. will become the lawful possession of the Knglish mahogany cutters?and in pursuance of this plan several of our inhabitant* have already obtained largegrants of land for thin purpose. I think I shall be able to give you more ami authentic news from the iuUrior by the sclioouer Kleauor, now loading with mahogany, and to sail in a few day* for this port. SiiM-n*n I*tki.i.iokwck.?Sailed thin day for New York, Hchooucr Nile. Hampton, with mahogany, hide*, old copper, turtle shell and deer skins. In port, brig Mariun (Jage, Ilead. loading with mahogany for New York. Schooner Kleauor, Jones, loading with logwood and mahogany, of and for New Orleans in a few days. At the bar of Roman river, on the 1st instant, a boat w.'in capsized and all on board were drowned. There were live persons, viz : Mr. Hutchinson, brother-in-law to I < armichael. of Liverpool, the owuer of the great mahogany house here of A. Mather Si Co., the captain of the British bark Castleton Park, and three of the Or?W of the British bark Sophia From Laqkn'a.?The Img Otis Norcrosn, Captain .Spates, from Latfunti, April 10th, arrived at tins port this morniug. Her advices are uot quite so late from some parts of Yucatan as have been received; but he uicutlontf some interesting facts which have uot before been stated. Laguua, lie nays, was overrun with fugitives from C'anipeachy and all parts of the country, and many were obliged to dwell in tents and even in the opeu air. Men of substance from Caiupeacliy were at Laguna endeavoring to find an asylum fur their families?among others an Knglish doctor, who said that hi' wm about to abandon property to the value of $40,000 or $50,000 in Campeachy. His indignation at tho pusillanimity of tlut Yucatecos, led him to pay that he almost wished that tho Indians would tak<> the town. At tho last account* tho Indians were within ou<> day's march of Campeachy, in vast numbers, and with no abatement of their design of a general massacre of their opponents. Their war cry was, ' Death to both black and white?man. woman and child?all. save the red man."' They claim to be 250.000 strong, and say the couutry rightfully belongs to them and they will possess it, and ensure possession by the massacre of all their opponents. They will undoubtedly take the town, utiles* assistance arrives from other quarters. An American bomb Vessel from Cainpeachy had coine to Laguna to retit. and returned to Campeachy. Another bomb vessel was daily expected at Laguna, and also 1.000 American soldiers, which Capt. Spates says, it was currently rumored were marchiug to the assistance of the inhabitants of Yucatan. Bands of Mexican plunderers were making their appearance iu Yucatan, which, heretofore, in consequence of its neutral position, has been free from the devastations of the war. News was received at Laguna a few days before Captain S. sailed, that the commander of a Mexican guerilla force of o0 men had marched into an adjoining town with tho intention of plundering it. A boat expedition of Americans was immediately fitted out, but. oil reaehiug the town, it was found that the Mexicans had suddenly decamped without doing any damage. Captain Spates says, that if Laguna itself was evacuated by the Americans, it would be iu great danger of falling into the hands of the ludiaus.?Hmton Traveller. To the Friend* of Ireland In tile United Stntri of America. [Kroin tho Dublin Nation. April 2?.] AnVILLK, KaNKI.AOII. Drill.IN.) April tM, IMS. S Knil."in? OK Iiiki.and: ? Yiiu have recently resolved to convene a convention of the Irishmen of the United States and the two ( Hildas, to be held at Albany on the third Monday in the month of July. 1 approve entirely of that convention. and I look to it for results the most important to this nation. But 1 consider the time fixed for its convocation too late, und the plan proposed at New Orleans as defective. Events In Ireland will not allow us to wait for your aid until late in August, an wait we must till then, if you do not meet before the end of July. The government by which wo are cursed and destroyed arc using every art and artifice to drive us into premature revolt. While we do not yield them the vantage ground by rashness, neither must wo lose it by retreating. Every event apparently goes to prove that they will not yield peacefully the demands of this kingdun to self-legislation and taxation. Ireland cannot and must not yield. This in our real position, which I expose to you thus plainly, because 1 desire you to be equal to the oecasslon now presented to Ireland. Summon. therefore, your convention; summon it quickly; organise the contribution you propose to levy for Ireland; lose not a day in this good work Remember, for every hour you lose, Ireland may lose a generation. We do not want you to fight our battles?we have men enough still for that But we?I. unhesitatingly ask you to place whatever share of your wordly goods is superfluous to you at the service of Ireland. Ireland's cause is America's also; this island lies next your continent in interest as in distance. After Irelaud herself, it most concerns America that Ireland should bo prosperous and free. Act. act?the time is at hand. I have the honor to be, Friends of Ireland. Your obliged and obedicn servant. THOMAS DARt' V M OKE. The Friends of Ireland at New Orleans, Washington. New York. Boston. Stc. P. S.?The Council of Three Hundred, which will assemble here before many weeks elapse, will constitute a power with which you can properly correspond. During its sittings it will bo the supreme popular power in this kingdom, and as such will be entitled to your confidence. and worthy of your support. This is another motive to hasten your convention. VekyMysterious.?'The Cinrinnati Chronicle of the 9th iriHt. nay* :?A young and beautiful womsin, j about twnntjr years of ago, with ?n infmit. apparently | two or three month.* old. in her arui.-. t>oar<l<'U tin* mail ' steamer Pike No. 7. at l?oi?i.sville. Ky., on Saturday i morning, ami engaged passage for herself and !>?!>< for till* city. About half past seven o'clock iu tlic even- 1 ing. in the presence of the chambermaid. she undress- j cd the infant and wrapped It up very closely iu a piecii j of ttannul cloth, which attracted tbu attention of tlie chambermaid. who inquired of her the reason why she j dressed the child in such a strange costume to which the woman replied to the effect that it was in a feebly slate of health, and feared it might take cold She retired to her state room with the Infant, and nothing more wax said until morning, when the chambermaid, after entering her room. (Uncovered that both the woman and child had disappeared, and beneath thu pillow found thu infant's wearing apparel We are informed that when the boat arrived at our landing, the woman went to the mate, and requested him to accompany her to one of the hotels, as she was tired of stay- i ing on the boat.. The mate consented, and after failing to gain adinionion into several houses, at so early an hour, left her at a house in Kront st As she left, (he boat without theehild.and appeared much troubled, ami search being made for is by the chaiutwrinaid, it is thought she threw it overboard during the night and that it was drowned The police went to the hotel iu search of her. but could learn nothing concerning her whereabouts, but are endeavoring to ferret her out This is certainly a most horrible alfair This is a strange proceeding, and should be investigated by the proper a uthorities. Hortiible Mi rdkh.?'I'lio Mnrshnll (Michigan) SI ti tinman gives the particulars of a murder iu Lilloy. ( alhoun county. Michigan, on the 'Jlth ultimo. Nearly two years ago the murderer. John Winters, moved into the town of I.e Roy. from < hautaui|ue co . New York, where lie soon became acquainted with his wife, (a sister of Mrs James Winters. Mrs < l.udeen. Mrs Wade and Mrs. K Burgess, of Marshall.) a very auiiaine young woman. ami married n.-r i ney uvea together for *ome time, when hi', without tin- leapt cause. became jealous <if hor. and treated her disrespectfully ; and finally, on Tuesday laat. they both started for the house of James Winter*, (liin brother) a distance of about one mile and a half ; and while on hi? way it appear* that lie struck her a blow on the head with nn axe. which he ^ald ho wa* taking to hi* brother'* to grind. After discovering that he had killed her. he attempted to cut hi* own throat, but did not succeed. lie made no attempt to escape, but i* now *afely lodged in jail to a\Aiit hi* trial The canal navigation i* *till arrested for the want of water. The laden boat* from till* city and Troy are detained at Schenectady and in that vicinity, and the number i* large. The point of detention is lietweon Schenectady and Frankfort. We*t of the latter place, the canal i* in a navigable state Owing to the want of water on the level* east of Rochester there ha* la-en a great aci^mulatiou there of boat* from the west. At that place, and for ten or twelve miles this *lde, a correspondent writes that there is a perfect crowd of boat*, all heavily laden, and bound to tide water. We are informed that the water will pr< bal ly lie sufficient throughout the lino in thu course ot tomorrow.?%1tbany *1rguf, May 9, LD. Fiir? Two C?nt*. ( oiitmoii Council. llntHii oK Ai.iikiimrm . Monday, \lny 8?(Prsviourf' lv crowU'"! mil | \liierinau Mayunril in tlia fbmr Tim i>roi-?eiiin|(? ??f tlin lait lueaUag with rw?J ami upiirovoii City Finuiim Ki'moIiiti<>n f?vi)r?!>M to trsntrurriag tin* littuk account from thi'Bunk oi thi* Sutu nf N?w V i it-U t.Vl....lt.k u....b 4 .1 I ....... Klrvrnt h Sir ft Communication from Him Honor tlii' Mayor. relative to iiptuii^ Kleventh street, ami recommended 11 reference of the subject to the proper committee The Board then took a r?ce*s of forty tlve mliiutiM AI'TEU ICL'CU Mubhh Khanki.in. ('resident, in the chair Communication From the German resident* of the city, thanking the Mayor ami commonalty of the olty for their co-operation in tin- demonstration of the Jay Ordered on tile Hruort ?Of the joint committee, to whom was referred the communication of the < hief Kngiueor of the Kire Department. arfkiug that un investigation wight be made into the manner of the construction of the building in Dunne Mtreet. which was destroyed by tire oil the morning of tho second of April, at which Mr. Kerr and Mr I'argis lo.it their live*, declare* that the building was not put up in a proper and workmanlike manner, and the fatal occurrence did not transpire through any carelessness ou the part of those who were sacrificed by the falling of the wall* of that building. Adopted. Communication?Kroui the Common Council of Jersey city, relative to the leaning of the pier* for the u<e of the ferry boat* plying between that city and New Vork. Referred. Aid. I't'HtKH presented an ordinance relative to the office of counsel to the corporation; the present ordinance now in force, being insufficient to nave the city an immense tax in tile way of attorney's fee*, and increasing the Malory of that office to $3)>00. Adopted .'i/i/join/mrnls?Resolution in favor of appolntlug VV. W. Jones a* visiting surgeon, vice Dr. Vaclin, resigned. Laid on the table Appointing I). D. <-oleinan a* gardener to the Lunatio Asylum, vice Martin O. Kerr, removod. Appointing li. Byrne as engineer at the Lunatic Asylum, vico 1). I'oiulcy, removed. Adopted. Communication from the newly appointed clerk* to Hie Alms IIiiohi, <'iiinnilml/inor'a >> ?!?? tlioy had been refused their places In that department; and it resolution win offered, directing the comptroller not to pay any mouey to thoHo who now holdover. Adopted. Resolution appointing Thomas B. I.yon lis clerk 111 the Comptroller '* office, vice Charles J Dougherty removed, to take effect' on thu flrit day of June next. Adopted. Also appointing Walter J. kenuey an temporary vinit?rr to the Alms House, vice John McUrath. removed. Appointing John B Hinder newer clerk in the Croton Aqueduct hoard, at a salary of !fi(WO per annum. Referred. Heiolution favorable to pitying to David Valentine the sum of $'2tH) for the compilation of the corporation manual. Adopted in concurrence. Alio intimating the Hillary of the clerk in the office of Superintendent of public building* and repair* from $600 to $750 Adopted. franklin Market?Resolution appropriating $225 for the painting of Franklin market. Adopted. After disponing of some other papers of minor Importance, the Board adjourned line die. Board or AiiiiTi.iT Aldkrmin, May 8.?Linus W Stevens. President, in the chair. .Hint House Law Matlen. ? Report in favor of trauiferring the law business connected with the Almn House Department, from the Alms House Commissioner to the Corporation Attorney. Fit ml M i if the City Resolution in favor of transfer ring the funds of the city from the Bank of the State of New Y ork to the Mechanics' Bank. Adopted. Stuyvesant Square. Revolution in favor of pay lug ( harlcs Oakley $I18H, on account of work done in regulating Stuyvesant Square. Carried. lie mural aiu I Appointment.? Resolution in favor of ri'inovlug John McUrath from the office of temporary visiter at the Alms House, and appointing Walter K. l'enny In his place. Sewer in iVall Street.?Resolution ill favor of extending the sewer In Wall street to Broadway. Adopted. Quarterly Jtccounti.?Communication from the Comptroller, enclosing the quarterly accounts between the Corporation and the city treasury, showing a balance in hank of $Ji.NlO Ordered oil tile. I'ay Shipped.?A resolution from the Board of Aldermen. directing the Comptroller to pay no moneys to the clerks in the office of the Alms lloune Cuiumii ni-iim "i > i'h'ii /n|iau>?iii k uiiihii. mm uinjr narv utwu removed from office, and which may have accrued t? thorn for services rendered after having been notified of their removal* by the clerk of the Common Council, wax concurred in. Stationery for the Caurti.?Resolution, taking from the Comptroller authority to audit any bills that may fo.' hereafter created for any expenses for books, blanks, K.c., for the use of any of the courts Concurred in. D/wiing of Islington Ji venue.?Resolutions lu favor of immediately opening Lexington Avenue, from SOtli to 4'Jd street, and appointing Ueorge O. Campbell Cidlecor of Assessments, were also concurred in. Numerous other papers of minor importance having been disposed of. embracing all the business before the Board. Mr. Hntfield offered a resolution, tendering to Linus W. Stevens the warmest acknowledgment!! for the able, impartial and courteous manner in which he h id performed the duties as President of the Board of Assistant Aldermen for the past rear. The President, in reply, made a few very appropriate remarks, in which he gratefully expressed his thanks to the members of the Board for the kindness shown him during the period he had presided over that body, and that in parting with them. If not pcrmittod to meet again In the Mine relations, he trusted they would meet again where there is no political strife. The thanks of the Hoard having been voted to Richard Scott, clerk, and J. S. Doane. assistant clerk, alio, tin; sergeant-ut-arins, for the efficient manner in which 1 hey had discharged their duties, the Board adjourned line die. SKDt'CTION AND ATTEMPTED MfKDDR.?Shelby county, Kentucky, lias been, within a few days p.lst, the scene of an outrage, almost without a parallel in the history of crime iu this sinful world. A physician by the name of Mitchusson. who resides in Shelby county, lias been for some time the family physician of a gentleman named (iuthrio. a citizen of Shelby county The wife of (Jutliric was indisposed some time since, nud Mitchusson was called in. Tbe wife was several years the junior of her husband, though the disparity in their ages was not very great; she was a woman of fine person und attractive. Mitchusson is himself a married inun, the father of a family of interesting children, and a member of the Baptist church. He became enamoured with Mrs. O., and seduced her, as she says, by administering to her the tincture of cantharide* ; and when sho became fully sensible of her degradation, anil the great wrong she had iloue to her husband, she was deeply distracted, l..il II.,. ill. ...... ........ .....I 1- It finally suggested by Mitchusson. that, in order to plaee themselves In a position to become one in law, ho (tlitchusson) should rid himself of his wife, and Mr*. O. w ii.i to take the life of her husband She w?.< finally overcome l>y the wiles of her seducer, and consented to the proposition. Anions the many arguments addresed her liy her destroyer were many adduced from scripture. A few days sinco Mr. (iuthrie was slightly indisposed, and Mitchusson was called to see him The doctor prescribed for Mr. G. There were several paper* marked white powder.'' and yellow powder"?with secret instruction* to the wife how they wore to be adtninist 'red. The white powder'' was prepared for the patient It did not look like the medicine lie had taken on former occasions, lie held the spoon containing (In1 medicine in his hand, and walked to the window to examine it; his wife followed him. and leaning on his arm. fainted, or affected to faint, and fell on his arm, ?o as to throw the inediciuu out of the spoon. In opening her dress to relieve her, he found several other papers of the same medicine. She was perfectly frantie. The husband was confounded, for he was still without suspiclou. She. however, in spite of herself, told everything, and in confirmation of her story, produced the letters of Mitchusson, addressed to her. which arc- tilled with the most ardent protestatlous of love, and with hints of their plans She was immediately sent off to her friends, who are people of great worth, and the highest respectability ; a legal gentleman came immediately to Krankfort to secure her pardon, that she might be a witness agaiust Mitchusson. and for the reason, that \V. (iuthrie was iiiiwilliiix to son the woman who had lieen hi* wife. prosecuted for so great a crime. The Governor declined to pardon her. at present, and the gentleman returned immediately to Selbyville, resolved to arrest them Meanwhile, the story had gone abroad, aud Mitchusson decamped?and was last seen near the limits of l.otiiaville. though hi* pursuer* were close upon bis heels, and it is to lie hoped have caught him ere this \|l the parties concerned with thi* unprecedented affair have heretofore enjoyed the confidence ami esteem of the public l)r Mitchusson wa* in full practice, was regarded as a good Christian aud a wor thy citizen \V. Guthrie is an industrious and enterprising gentleman Frankfort Cur, Louiti ille Journal. Gukat Firk at Chki.nka.?IH> ikpction op the Ijai'mihy.?About ll o'clock on Thursday morning, fire broke out in the large wooden building known as the Laundry, situated on Maple St.. Chelsea, which. together with the stable and out-buildings, machinery and stock, was totally consumed. The upper story of tile main building was occupied by Merriain -v Co.. as a manufactory of house paper. The I'innerr says, the . lire caught In the basement story, near the engine fur nace* This is the largest fire which ever occurred in H this town. Seven cases of bed linen, made in this Stute. and de?igned for a hotel lu N.Vork. waiting order* to be delivered. he*ldes tin- uaiwl quantity of good* b*>loiifci to individual* In Boston tint othiT place*. were destroy o.l " Mr Sibley'* lo** Is about flft.Ouo. on which there was Insurance at the Manufacturer*' Office In thin city, iinil it tlic Hartford Insurance Office for flU.iMM). The stable. whioli wa* of brick was valued at fHtX); Insured for f4iM>. a* we are Informed, at the ( helsca Office in addition to the loss of Mr Sihley. w:> learn that large quantities of linen. belonging to the officer* of the I . S sloops of war Portsmouth and John Adams, and also nearly all belonging to the steamship Uritanuia. together with that belonging to the regular patron* of the Laundry, valued In all at #ll)iXX> or ftl'J.OOQ. was wholly destroyed The llaen belonging to the Britannia had been insured by the agent of the packets. The lo** of Merrlam fc Co Is stated to be >7.0(10, on whleh there wan Insurance for $4 ix?i. hut at what office we wore unable to learn The horse* anil carriage*, and other property In the stable and shed* of the l.aundry were saved, but nearly every article in the main building win destroyed.-lionlon Journal) U(A imI.

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