Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 2, 1848, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 2, 1848 Page 1
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f?' - ^ ? - ! I > , , I I M mi II J TH W J loir No. 5114. Tayljir Meeting at laifayette Hull. Tii > friends of General Taylor held their las meeting at Lafayette Hall, Brottilway, lust evening previous to the meeting of the Whig Na tional Convention in Philadelphia, on Wednei! day next, the 7th of June, instant. The as nerublagc was very numerous, more so thai on "<iny previous occasion; and the muteri als composing it, were of the mixed nature, cha racteristic of the Taylor meetings in this city about one-half being friends of General Taylor j who cheered lor him lustily when cheering wa proponed; and the other half of Clay men, wh< cheered just as loudly as the others, when hi name was mentioned, and perhaps a little loudei The chair was taken by Francis Griffin, Esq., am the firs>t speaker who addressed those present wa DaniilI. Lohi). Jr.. Ksq., who delivered himself AD fol ?Ueutlwuen?fellow citizens ?lu 110 place in th world'. can tliut be dune which we are doiug in tlii eo.uutry ? the nomination unil election of tho govern" of a country by popular suffrage?done too iu peae ".lid quiet. auU oil u consideration of individual uieriti No in.ml can readily perceive the great dignity of tbi fuuciiou ?.f 11 frue people. That which in other coun trie* Alls theiu with bloodshed and carnage, is liure don by the intelligence and well considered good sense of ureal nation, lu order that this should bo done iu iimnurr creditable to the country?iu a manner con ducive to tho welfare, to the peace of the country?1 is necessary that it should be done by the great popu lur voice, because. nay what you will, unless It be b the flee lion of the popular voicc, we don't choose ou ruler*. If we submit to a few men. to do that for u which we ought to do ourselves, it ii in vain to nay tha wo choose our own rulers. It is necessary tha those who choose our rulers should be men wh reflect not on their own wishes or projectl bul on the great popular voice. It is doubtless iinpos Mbit) that ill u Urge country, and in a vast nation sue! us ours is. any candidate should be known to all th electors. It is utterly impossible that the voices of th masses of men should unite on any individual, withou previous concert; and in order to that previous concert it is necessary tluit conventions should be hold, in or dur to ascertain whore the general voice point*. Bu this is all their oflice. If instead of selecting those wh are called to places of honor by the general voice, the represent any private cabal, any private friendshif then it is evident that they do not execute their grea oflice justly; and it is with a view of expressing on ou purl the public voice, which wo feel to be the genu ial wish of the country; that we are met togu ther in this concert. Permit me to call your attentioi to the present eonditiou of our country, in order t ascertain the fltness for high station. Probably at n time in its history, had this country in greatorabun dance the elements of prosperity at work; no wlier has any country shown such progress, such an in crease of population, not only great in its domesti incroasu, but vastly great from emigration?an emi grallon, too. which, from whatever countries it ma, come, Is to us a great blessing, producing as it does, 01 the sterile prairies of the great West, all that is nece< s.'iry for tho sustenance and happiness of man. givini us abundunco of raiment and shelter for human en , joyment. Our commerce during the last year, ha been vastly prosperous; and it has exhibited tho ver; peculiar faci, that this great country, whose commeic is over every sea. has conducted a foreign war in spit of the spirit of privateering, which would let loose th freebooters of the world, entirely safe on th ocean. Our manufactories, too, greatly increased, hav been prosperous, partaking of the onward uioveiueu of tho country. What it this country wants for tin next four years ! We have on our hands a war. whicl although it be but a speck in the horizon, is yet drain ing the country of the materials of prosperity. Our in terual commerce, so great and extensive as almost t startle the imagination, is every where retarded an impeded by the want of facilities which a wise systeu of government ought to afford to it. What is the grea Vant of this country, but moderate measures, peacefu measures, and a liberal spirit in the administration u our own institutions? 1 say that wo have a war which i but a speck on the horizon. Certainly it is so, in re {faril to its coming to our own hornet It is a distant wai although its victims are very numerous ; and spreai over the whole of this country as they are. our syrnpa Ihics reach but a very small portion of them. But ii , one respect this war is a groat weight ou this country It is avast drain on its resources. Tho country i now suffering from vast expenditures of its treasures ii a foreign laud?by a war uuequalled in the amount o its expenses. Commerce, credit, and labor are repress ed by the competition of government with private bor rowers of money. All tho wealth of the country, all th surplus capital which is needed for carrying on th great public improvements of the nation, all these re sources are absorbed and expended in a distant an< worthless country. It is time that this should stop. I i.< time that the wants of this country should rise ove conquest; over all those things which are wastiug an frittering awajf our strength; and no one can hov been so indifferent a reader of history, as not to know tuai after u short period, war has. as it ought to be. t bo supported by taxation. Should this unfortu nate war continue many mouths longer. It will be im possible for this country not to resort to this, the pro per ami righteous means of carrying it on. I' nder thi stale of things, what is the office wc arc now culln upon to execute ? We are to choose a ruler?who is t b.- Presi leut of the I'uitcd States. How is he to be as curtained! He must represent the principles of thos ? who bring him forward. Who in brought forward b; the opponent* of us all? General Cass is brough forward?a gentleman whom it is not my ofliee ti disparage in any sense, but who must be juntl; oauvaived. when he come." forward as a candi date for thin high honor. Is it not remarkable o him that he is an unquiet man ? Has anytliini taken place in the history of this couutry sine hi; came on the stage of public lite, that he ha n >t nought to embroil the country in some way 01 other, by his endeavors to get up a war; and he seem: to have taken itas a principle that national glory eai only iie achieved by national victory and national ex ten . 011. l.ook at his conduct when minister to France an.l we on the eve of a difficulty with Kugland ! How lufteh d:d he not do to oh truct the great, statesman? 1 mean Daniel Webster. VVa< it not his ondeavor al the period I refer to. to throw a tire brand botwoei tITis country and Great Britain? On the topic of tin rigii! of search?wIim-Ii the calmness and good sense o % o.ir uegotHtors wero bringing toa happy termination? wluu did lie do. but throw himself forward in the way w;th the sole object, as far as could be concoived. o defeating that >vi.-e and peaceful arrangement.' So i has been with him. in all the discussions that have ta ken place since ho has been in the Senate. He ha bien, onlill occasions, the man for ultra measures. 1 you wi. h pence with other nations, he is the last mai to pursue it. How is it with our domestic policy f? VVliat great measure of domestic policy has he advoca tod .' None. Was he present at the river and harbo convention f No. Has he been conducive to the pro moti >11 of the commerce of the country ? N'o Gentle men. in determining the chances of our candidate, twi things always must concur. There must bo a fltnest to discharge the duties of the ofliee. and there must b what is called availability. He must be a man capa bi.t of commanding the popular suffrage, and be capa ble of discharging the duties of the executive ofliee; 01 it is in vain that any party seek to bring forward 1 candidate for that high station. Doubtless, it i true that in this country there are many distin giii-hnl men who are tit to till the oflici of President of the United States. It is not ti be denied, that men of good sense, of honesty of pur pose, of purity of principle.without being distinguish, ed as men of genius, may execute the ofliee of govcr nor of this great country?If h? be honest in hii view#. pure ill his motives honest and sagacious in th< choice of his associates. It is not too much to say. tha numbers of such ineu may be found who are eminent lv lit to carry on this great government. Therefore fellow citizens, in expressing preference for particula men. It is not to be understood that other great men in whose glnry the whig party may rejoice, it is not to h taken that they are disparnged. There are distinguish ed statesmen, whom you nil know, whom you wouli like to see elevated to this ofliee; but we have to seel those, who with wisdom and purity of charactei have pcnerfil popular acceptability; and in thi connection it is proper to s?y, that tliero are fe? men who can have that extensive aojuaintauc ns that he enn command a wide and universal suffrage Ill tin* flrst place, hi tn fitness, I will spenk in reforenc to the nomination of Oen Taylor The President of th United States needs to he an honest man; and I wouli n<k it nny one. in the whole course of the canvass?ii the midst of nil rivalry?in tho midst of a vast deal o criticism?I want to know of the flri-t voice that ovo doubted the honesty of Zaehary Taylor ! Where 1 t'le m:in tint sp"iiks of one private delinquency. onprivate vice, ill hitn Is ho not known universally n an honest man ' The speaker then spoke at lenKth. ii complimentary terms, of General Taylor's honesty, in dependence, and purity of motive. He reviewed th object ion that was urged hy some against his electloi that. h<> was a military man?and denied it validity. He said our governors must be takei from some class of men, and why should th military ho excepted ? On the questions whlc! were at Is-iue between the two groat parties Into whicl the country was divided, a short time since?but th mist of wlr.eh are nor happily at rest. He said ther wai no man hilt Oon. Taylor who could come forwar as a candidate without the risk of having the scnti inents which lie uttered on those Issues, when the wi re under discussion, cast at him by his opponents or who would not be obliged to abandon his positior r retrace his stops. This would he tho case with th question of a national bank, high tariff. Internal lir provrments, and public lands, on all of which th minds of the people have been excited, and on nil < which Oon Taylor is not committed. He stands open ly the advocate of moderate and temperate measure! ami will be at nil times ready to apply them when put lie necessity demands It. The people becoming Impatient, and loud calls boln innde for Mr Hall, that gentleman addressed tho meet In;; for a short time; but It is unnecessary to give hi remarks in they were but a twelfth edition of what 1) delivered on former occasions. JtMKi W. Hiaako, Ksq . was then introduced to th meeting, with some prefatory remarks, by Mr llnl Mr. Olrard snid It was a long time since he had take any part In polities, or spoken at any political meeting but he now thought the time w?a come, In tbU faraoi ? "rl**.1 II , IJ?I1 \?\ WMWBWWMM1 'E NE J i year of 1848--a year which aome wore incline J to re. gurd a* the dawn of a political uiilleniuw?when every 1 man ought to creep out of hi* shell and come forward [, openly to declare who he thought ought to be aeleoted to preside over the dedtiuius of the country. He had L* ' coniu to this meeting expecting to lind only a | >- tt nail axAcmblago; but he wan aittonivhed and, at I_ mti n:iui? iiiue. rejoireu. i<? uuu Here sucu uii luiuiunnr assemblage the bono and sinew of the Umpire State. n (< iieal jpplause) lie would have been glad if they had [. all been Taylor men ; but that loud cheer which had riieit up for Ihe Statesman of the Went, convinced him " to the contrary. (At this allusion to Mr. Clay, the * ; cheering for him wax renewed again with increased i ferror.) lie. (Mr. G) wax not astonished or discourag- ; > ed at tint, he had often been accustomed to speak be- 1 s f>re divided juries where half of them were against I hiui ; uud even if therelwas but one Taylor man in the i 'whole assembly, he would not be discouraged, for he had I 3 often met with juries where one firm man had in j the end triumphed over eleven jurymen. (Cheers.) He felt, therefore, no terror at those loud cheers for J Henry Clay ; nay, ou the contrary, he could join in | s them sincerely. Uut he would now say that the time was come for the people to cast down a> 1 their idols, and * ! joiu in selecting that man who had the greatest pro- j u spect of success, and who was, he thought, aud others j 1 thought, the best and greatest American statesman at j this crisis, the most competent to direct the destiny of I I ' this glorious country. (Loud oheers.) He would confess ' that he was seltish in his views ; he was not influenced by ambition, he aspired not to political honors?all he desired was to walk humbly and peaceably in the quiet walk of a private American citizen, to spend his days In private life; but he was selfish in this respect?for the sake of his family, himself, his children, his friends, he wished to see the happiness, the success, and the prosperity of his beloved couutry. (Loud cheers ) He did not care whether they were all Clay men "i- !'ass men; he, for his part, worshipped no particular man; he did not worship General Taylor any more than the others; but he wished to see that man called to pre* side over tho destinies of the oountry, in whom * he bad full and entire confidence. Ho had no 0 : doubt but that the same sentiment auiuiated ' everyone who was present there this evening ; and that j* ! it was the desire of every heart to elect that man who " i was best fitted to promote the happiness and prosperity u of tho couutry and the honor of the American numo. 0 (Cheers.) He (Mr. G.) was no bitter political partizan ' ?he respected all his opponents : but he had watched &i the history of the country for the last twenty years. ' and what had he witnessed? He had witnessed a sceno ' | of turmoil, agitation and trouble, to the very shaking 0 : of the land to its centre : he had witnessed men placed y in the presidential chair who went there, not as free >i agents, but trammelled by party conventions, who were t not freemen, but the mere tools of a party. (Cheers.) He r (Mr. G.) wished to see that man placed in the high seat '* of President of tho United States, who would go there " on the only terms on which tho great, and brave TayII j lor was willing to go there, viz: as a free mau. (1m0 mense applause.) Such was the kind of man he wished 0 to see elected?one who would throw off party shackles, a - man who would act for himself, and not be the tool and 0 subservient, humble, instrument of a party, whatever - that party might be. He loved the froo air. ho felt c himself a freeman, and he wanted to see a free man - elected to the I'rosidential chair. These, he doubted y not, wore tho sentiments of every free thinking man. 1 (Great cheering. Mr. G. evidently began to carry his jury along with him as he went on). He saw tho world ? agitated and heaving with mighty convulsions to its very centre ; we lived in a glorious land, and he * j thanked God the Atlantic ocean divided us from the y , Kastern continent of that agitated world (Cheering ) " in this condition of the world, in this free and yet 0 | lieppy country, ho wanted to put a froe man, capable 0 j of freedom of thought, at the head of this glorious na0 1 t'on. (Loud cheers.) Thus, ho confessed, as all this 0 I would be u benefit to him. as it would be a blessing to t liis country, he confessed ha was somewhat selfish He " i desired his own good in thus desiring the good and " i welfare of his country. But, again : there was anol* j tiler reason why he (Mr. G.) was selfish in this *| ?f General Cass ! Not because he hail anything to " | nay against the private character of that geutleman? u not beoausa he was not a moral man. nor a virtuous I man. nor a good citizen; all this he (Mr. G.) believed hiui to be; but he was afraid of him as a political man. '> and from the sentiments and intentions which he had 3 made public. He was afraid that, should General Cass be elected, before u year had passed over his bead, he who was a talking, not a fighting General. ? (and they are more dangerous than the real fighting generals.) he. General Cass, would involve this 1 country in another, and it might be. more extensive. Mexican war. and perhaps,'too. for it was not at * all improbable, he would be eager to involve us in a war with that land of our fathers from which we derive our ' glorious ancestry. (Loud and repeated cheering ) He was afraid of him as roan as ho heard of his nomination j he (.Vlr. G.) felt a fear creep through all li.s e bones. Now thought he (Mr. G.) now must we look out e for war again with Mexico ; now wo must look out for - war with Kngland; aud with what other countries or J people who could foresee f He (Mr. G.) might b<> t wrong; he hoped, indeed, hn was wrong; but he must say candidly aud honestly, he was afraid of that mau as soon as he heard of his nomination He would not vole for General Taylor because he thought him the ouly man in the country or the best man. but because thf whole country seemed to say aud to M that he iis the man who ought to be placed in the Presidential { chair. (Loud cheers.) He would not place him j there to reward biraj he would not place j him there because he was a brave and good j commander ; there were many others who had done ' as well as him and had served their country as brave| ly and as faithfully; but he would place him there because in him. as a general, as a commauder. and as a I man. he (Mr. G.) saw in him qualities of mind aud In art which, in his view, reudered him the fittest man j to be called to preside over the country in the PresiY | dential chair. (Loud cheers.) He (Mr. G.) saw in liiui the qualities of excellent judgment, great discref I tion. great forbearance, and great prudenco. The. o < | lour great qualities he had seen and observed in L" I General Taylor. (Loud and immense cheering ) He * admired his conduct at Pala Alto?again at Reseca de la Talma his admiration was increased -but when he * fa* him at Monterey, it was more than admiration. 1 And to crown all. when ho contemplated his firm, great noble conduct?his eminent prudence, judgment and ckill on the immortal plains of Beuna Vista, then, in' deed, he thought he beheld a spectacle of the highest sublimity?one who was the greatest man of all L the men of this living age. (An outburst of loud i applause. Mr. G. seemed now to have gotten ? all the jurymen on his side of the question.) ? f He thought he saw in that man one very much re semiring the great and famous Cincinnatus. wheu he beheld him in the majesty of simplicity, leaving his f farm and his household on the banks of the Mississipt pi. to peril his Ufa and expose his person on the battlefield. to fight for the honor and glory of his country. (Loud applause ) He (Mr. G.) thought he beheld in that man, a little of the bright and glorious spirit which filled aud animated the illustrous Washington, the glorious father of his country. (Loud and continued choeeriug ) Perhaps it was almost sacrilege to compare any man living with the great Washington, but he could not. for the life of hiiu, help repeating again and again that \e thought ho saw something of a metempsychosis in the person of Gin. i'ajlor. find that the spirit of Washington had entered into him. with at least some great portion of (he prudence, the discretion. the forbearance, the bravery the magnanimity. which nogi catly distinguished the illustrious founder of this great republic. (Thunders of applause.) Therefore. for these reasons, he hoped to see him nominated. (Cries of he will be," wo will have hlin ") But. (continued Mr. G.), can he run ? Hun. gentlemen? can he run ? Ay. indeed, there is no doubt of that, no doubt he ran. and will, run as the electric lluid rum along the electric telegraph. (Cheers.) When his name was first mentioned before the American people, a voice ran through the land, that he was the man destined to be the next President of these United u States. But, gentlemen, can he lie elected* (" He can.") t He (Mr. G ) did not doubt it: let us only liavo faith. - and the work will follow and prosper and the year 1S4U will see that glorious man the free, the great, the r glorious President of our great republic (Immense i. cheering ) Ho (Mr. G.) had often heard it said that e Gen. Taylor was only a military nutn; and why - should we not put rather a civilian In the PreI sidential chair .' Rut. gentlemen, (said Mr. Gill rard) a lawyer's life is a fighting life-?a lawyer is a lighting man; first be tights with the court, s and then he fights with the witnesses; then he v fights with the jury, and last of all. when all his over, e lie fights with his client. (Loud laughter). Put a lawyer in the Presidential chair, and you will have more fight- j e ing and more bloodshed than from a military man. i e There was Mr I'.illr little In or v..r nf a lif 11? il i who had made more war and caused more blood to I I ti? Hied than ten military Presidents would hare j f done. First lie tried hard to get a war with Kngiand. j r and then, at last, he got up u war with Mcxice; and * now. he would gladly (five one of hi* earn If he could ! e only Ret a peace again. A fighting General know betx ter than a civilian the horrors of war. and would shudn der sooner at plunging into it* bloodshed Though he would light in the heat of the battle like Julius C.wsar, j o yet when the battle wan over, and the terrible II thunder ef the cannon had ceased its roar, that man * woubl behold with grief ond horror the scenes of blood n I around him. and weep over the bodies of hiH fallen e comrade* who lay stretched in cold death before li him. Madison was a lawyer and Polk was a lawyer, h and they Involved us in war j whereas a General o who knew, and had seen and felt its horrors, would e be less inclined to rush into It. Again, it had been d said that (icncral Taylor was not a man of letters. I- ' and h i enemies even sought to rob him of the honor y of his own correspondence. He (Mr. O.) would relate ; a little circumstance touching this matter. Some i, months ago. General Gaines wa< dining with him, (Mr e (J .) when tbe conversation after dinner arose on the i- subject of General Taylor's correspondence and letters, e Some one gave It as his opinion that Gen. Taylor wns a if poor obi man who could not write a letter?others had i- written for him?he. poor old man. could only make his s, mark! (l.aughter.) Hereupon, General Gaines aakod >- If we would like to see dome of General Taylor's letters. and he produced them on the spot. Thcru they g were, beautifully written, in elegant chirograph True, l- ho could make his mark well enough?he made that is upon thu Mexicans, however, and wrote good letters it> heiidex?making his mark as he did upon them. There werv all the lines in ai good trim and order ai his own e regiments; the i's were all dotted, and the t'? were all 1. crossed; his letters and chirography showed the chaii racter <>f the man; they were like himself, clcar. Arm, s; neat, solid and plain, and more than all. full of good i* hbh and exhibiting loundneti of Judgment j It ae?med , W YC JEW YORK, FRIDAY N us if they bud been all written upon u drum head with a ruuirod [Loud applause ] Y'es. gentlemen, said Mr. O., he writes a? well as he lights. and it would almost appear that the brave old hero possessed at once the wisdom of Solomon, with the sword of Gideon. (Laughter aud applause ) On Wednesday next the sun would rise, aud open to light a great and glorious day. a day he [Mr. O.J gloried in contemplating. The aspect it exhibited was sublime. On that duy would be seen a great and free people come together. from mountain heights, aud lowly valleys, to meet together to choose the man who should govern them. Talk, indeed, of the revolutions of Kuropc ! ? This was a sight greater than them all. when twentyfour millions of people fend their delegates from th% remotest quarters to select a man who should rule over this republic. What will you do on that day. (said Mr. G.) will you nominate Henry ('lay ? Will you not rather do as the horse jockeys do?select a young, fresh horse which has never been trisd. and has never been beaten ? (Great upplause.)? Ves. take a new candidate, a good running horse, oue that is sure to ruu well and is not weighed down by the probability of continued disaster aud weakness, lie (Mr G.) was dining, a few days ago. with a company at Philadelphia. At tno table was a gentleman well kuown us a firm aud tried democrat. He (Mr. G.) inquired of him. ucross the table. If he thought that Gen. Cass could be elected? Certainly, said the gentleman, be will be elected ; ? there is only one thing to be feared, one contingency; and that is. added he, in a low tone, if Genera' Taylor should get the nomination hero nest Wednesday. From the tone and manner iu which that was spoken, he (Mr. G.) felt more conviction to his mind than ho could have done by theories and arguments. Take, (said Mr. G.) a leal from Tammany Hall; they are wise and cunning people there; they never nominate a beaten man; their example is worthy of imitation, for thoy have the wisdom of the serpent, though not much of the harmlessuess ol (lovi'N n.?ntrliier> Tukn their eTAmnli* nnH )u>vnr.i nl nominating a teuton man, but put (Jen. Taylor upon thn track, and my word for It, he will be triumphantly elected Mr O. sat down amid immense, loud and enthusiast io cheering. Mr. Maiwcli here came forward, and said ho would not detain them at the late hour to which the meeting had been prolonged. He hoped that Wednesday next woubl place the nomination of General Taylor beyond question ?(cheers) ?and that they would meet on the Kriday following, to respond to the nomination from Philadelphia. (Continued cheering.) He concluded by proposing that the meeting adjourn to meet on Kriday evening next, the Hth of June, in the name place, which was carried by auclauiination. After giving nine cheers for Taylor, tho meeting heroupon separated. Common Council. Bo*nu ok AimsTiNT Ai.ukumkn, June 1.?Special Meeting ?Wilson Small. Esq., President, in the chair The minutes of the last three meetings having been read and approved. the following matters were disposed of. Sewer in Twenty-Second Street,?The Committco or Roads and Canals presented a report in favor of constructing a sewer in '&id street, between 61st street and 8th avenue. Adopted. Surgeons at Bellevue.?Petition of Dr. Isaac Ureenc to be appointed attending surgeon at Bcllevuo Hospital. Referred. Sewer in New William Street.?Report in favor o: constructing a sewer in that portion of William street which is now being made by its extension from Frank fort to Chatham. Adopted. Sewer in Spruce Street.?Report in favor of constructing a sewer in Spruce streot, from Nassau street to con nect with the sewer In Kerry street. Recommitted. Messenger to Receiver of Taxes.?Report in favor o: appointing a messenger to the receiver of taxes. Adopt od in concurrence. Apportionment Lift.?Report recommending a con currence with the Hoard of Aldermen, in confirming apportionment list for filling sunken lots, between 31st and -I'-J streets; also, between 35th and 36th streets east side of 10th avenue. Concurred in. Chaplain to the Alms Houte.?Resolution from tht Hoard of Aldermen in favor of allowing Rev. Win Lyall Chaplain of the Aims House. $130 annually, in lieu o! board. Twenty-Seventh Street.?Report in favor of rcgula ting 27th street, between Broadway and 0th avenue Adopted in concurrence. Assessments.?Communication from the Comptroller recommending an appropriation for the purchase o property sold for assessment. Adopted lu concurrence. New Alms House Buildings.?Communication from the Comptroller, in favor of funding $100,000 for Almi House buildings. Referred. Coast Survey Telegraph.?Petition of Elias Loom Is in behalf of the priucipal of the United States Coast Survey, for permission to fcrect telegraph posts between the earner of second avenue and 11th street and the Boston and New York telegraph line, to connect with the Boston and New York Observatories. Adopted. Sewer in Greenwich Street.?Report in favor of constructing a sewer in Greenwich street, from Cedar tc Rector street. Referred. Oat in Fifth Street.?Resolution in favor of causing Kifth street, between tho Bowery and Second avenue to be lighted with gas. Adopted. Gas Up Town.? Resolution in favor of directing the Manhattan (tus Company to light all the streets with ;as in which the muins are laid. Adopted. Appointment of City Surveyor.?Resolution in favor >f appointing Thomas Spofforu, Of the Twelfth ward, a city surveyor. Adopted. Hits I'arement.?Communication from the Street Commissioner. stating tbo amount that linn boon paid to Mr. Hum on account of paving Broadway. Referred. Motl Street.?Resolution in favor of causing Mott street to he renumbered. Adopted. (fat in Twelfth Street. Resolution in favor of lighting Twelfth street. between the Kiflh and Sixth avenues. Adopted. Medal* to Surviving Soldieri ?Resolution} in favor of appointing a special committee of Ave. to act with a similar committor from the Board of Aldermen, tc take charge of the preparation of the medals voted by the last ( orninon Council, in commemoration of the victories in Mexico, to be presented to the surviving officers and members of the 1st regiment of New York Volunteers Another resolution was otTrrod in favot of having the name of each individual to whom a medal shall be presented, inscribed thereon Adopted Counsel to thr Corporation.?Resolution in favor of of requesting the counsel to the corporation to report what suits brought by policemcn. if any. are now pending against the corporatiou. Superintendent of If^htrvei.?Resolution in f'vorol requesting this officer to report whether he is in any inanuer interested in tho sale of lumber furnished to repair wharves and piers. Adopted. The lirinaint of Colonel Ilarter.- Resolution in favor of appointing a new committee, to make arrangements for the reception and interment ofthe remains of Col. Uaxter and Lieut. Chandler. Adopted. From Porto Rico. [Correspondence ofthe Herald ] St. John's (Puerto Hico), April 24, 18-18. I bop of you, to admit in the columns of your journal, the present sentence that has been given by the Superior Tribunal of this island Heainst Mr. Mrian O'llara, a merchant of Guayama, in this Island. I desire this decision to be known by the American commercial community, which may be ol ijreat interest. It is as follows:? To the Alcalde (JvDat) or Ucavam4 : I order as follows : In consequence of what Mr. Paul Nuiry. of Ponce, has represented to mo, in his complaints against Mr. Brian O'llara. of (jiiayauia. for hit irregular conduct, in causing the arrest, by the tribunals of New York, of Mr. Nuiry, in consequence ol having falsely represented him to be indebted of a largo sum of money. I have determined, in conformity with the opinion of the legal adviser of the government ( \s?sor) and the rights of Nuiry. to be remunerated with the damages and injuries that have been caused to hiin; and that those of O'llara may not be Improperly molested for more time than it may be prudently required You will proceed to " attach" the property of Mr. O'llara. and let hltn know, that he is prohibited to leave the Island for one month, after the day ol tho notification of this, in which time Nuiry may establish his demands in due form I communicate thin to you. for your knowledge, and for its elocution, expecting that you will render me an account of what has been done, which I lot you know, with tho view that you sorve thi* writ upon the party concerned; adding, furthermore, that I have disregarded hi* pretensions. ?o that he may ask from New York the actuations. because there are no motives for it. nor for any claims of any other kind ; that during the time appointed he must establish his demand, it being fully understood that the "attachment" shall be carried out. because tho tiino specified is considered sufficient umiiis i'hiti; iiir. in case mat no snniiiu not, nave mo sufficient document*. ho in able to demand them before the tribunal. appointing the time that may be thought prudent to obtain them: and a* to bin other claim* contained in thv same petition. I have granted to the 1st and id. no that he may rail on the Secretary of government personally, or through hit lawyer, for the document* that he indicate* may be useful to him. (Sinned.) K.I. CONOE I?E HK.l'S. Puerto Rleo, Pom, April 7. im4s From Texas.?Bjrthf* tteamship (Jiilveston, C;?|>tnin C'rniiP, we have? (JalvcBton pa|?erB to the 2otli instant. Wo hare scarcc a lino for the intelligence in them. Slight Indian disturbance* continue upon the frontier*. In all of them tha Hangers succeed in punishing the savage*. The great body of the latter who resort to Torrey's Trading House are not ill disposed, however. The British sioop-of-war Electra. f'apt. Bouvcrio. arrived olT Oalvnston on the 14th instant, from Sacrlflelo*. Hor officer* went ashore next day The sloop was on a cruise in the (lulf. and would sail for Sacrifleios in the course of the week. The Maria Burt arrived at Ualveston on the 14th from Vera ( rui. with a portion ofthe Texas Hangers. A*. (). I'icayunr, May '24, Movement* of IXitliiKUlthrd I mil vMiinU. N. I'. Trist. Into Commissioner to Mexico, arrived at St. I.ouis from New Orleans ou the ffild ult. Appointment nv tjik I'rksidknt?(By antl with the advice anil consent of the Senate) OeorgM II. McVVhorter, collector of the customs. Oswego. New Tork, ro-appointed.

)RK ] [ORNING, JUNE 2, 1848 Travem.kh's Guide.?At this season of the Wear, when travelling becomes so general through. tout the Union, the following guide, which it will kppear has been carefully compiled, will enable ihe reader to calculate at a glance, the distance and Vxpense of travel to most of the Western and Southern cities and towns of note in these United States. It will be observed that the prices are the maximum rate, and that those who travel in the second train, or on deck of steamers, and second class boats, Arc., could gotormuch less expense. We recommend those who receive the copy of the Herald in which this appears, to carefully lay it aside. We shall also publish the same in the Weekly Herald. Distancm r bom Nkw Ori.anh to St. Loi'ia. Artuud'* I'uiut, (by Point Chicot 12 515 atc&iiiliutt) IS ArkaniM Kiver 79 ?74 RM Church D It! White Hirer ? .V<3 ltaatroclum'a I'olnt... 12 31 Ili-loim go 043 ! lluoiict Uuarrx llcml. . 2 30 St. Fr&ncu UUuil. .. u (i57 i Uiiiirr.. Cliurch 5 41 35' N l< TM* Cantrell's Church.... 19 00 Noncont River ID 71 5 Hringiers H (W Memphis 4 719 I Hampton's Mine W 10S Greenock 12 731 Baton Itougo IS 126 Third Chickasaw Bluff. 18 749 Thomas' Point II 137 Randolph 12 761 Thompson's Cr 12 Ui Fulton 0 707 St. Francisville Ill 159 I'lum Point U 77H Tunica 27 186 Needhain's Cut Off.. . 26 804 ' Red Hirer 22 208 Little Prairie a) Mil 1 F?rt Adaius 9 217 Riddle's Point 23 847 llomoohitto Hirer... . 10 227 New Madrid 13 86<l , WhiU Cliff* 27 234 Mill'* Point 28 88H Natchez 17 271 Columbui 16 9(m CuW Creek. 26 297 Mouth or Ohio River 17 921 r Rodney 13 812 Tyawspplta 11 29 95t Brumsburgh 4 316 Cspe Girardeau 13 96? . Grand Oulf 14 830 Bslnbridgo 'J 97: Point Pleasant 10 310 lluddy Rirer 13 98f Palmyra 13 35.1 Kaskaskia Hirer 31 lull Warronton 14 3o7 Ste. Gcnerieve 17 103.1 Vicknhi'RO ? ? Rliartier 1 11 1014 Yajuo Hirer 12 389 llurcolanoiim ID 106.'! Tompkins 32 421 Maraman Hirer 11 1074 Providence 20 447 Carondelet 12 I08t ! l'rinoeton H tft Sr. Lor is ... . 4 10W ' Old River 48 303 1 Fare from New Orleans to St. Louis, (15. Running time, nix days 1 Distances from St. Lorn to Chicago. 1 To Alton* 22 Ottaway, (by stages) . 16 30i 1 Beardstown* U? 130 Juliet 43 :|3( 1 Peoria* #0 220 Chicauo 40 39t Peru* 69 289 Tune, 3 days. Fare, $12. ' * By steamboat* in good staguwater, or by stage. Distances rROM Chicago to Detroit. M anitou Island liy white Rook 33 331 I steamboat 230 Fort Gratiot 42 37; Beaver Island 33 2HS Bouncoville 7 5& Mackinaw 43 330 Palmer 6 59? Presque I .... 33 385 Cottrellville 12 601 Middle 1 60 443 llorson's Island S 611 Tuundcrl.., 23 470 Grant's Point U 62! Point au Barques.... 30 3Ut) Detroit 12 C4< lime, 3 days. Fare, $10. Distances rnosi Detroit to 8anduskv. Sandwich 3 Middle Sistor 20 31 Fighting 1 3 H Bass 1 17 5i Crosse 1 7 13 Sanihikv 19 T. Amhcrttburg 4 19 Time, 8 hours. Fare, $2. f Distances trom Sandusky, O., to BtrrrAi.o, N. Y. t Cleveland, (by stoim- Erie 74 1ft boat) 60 Dunkirk 43 20 Fuirport 30 90 Buffalo 41 23 Time, 24 hours. Fare, $6. Distances ero.y Bitfai/i to New York. Rochester, (by Rail- Albany 95 32 , road) 73 New York, (by steamr Syracuse 193 178 boat) 145 49 I'tioa 52 230 Time, 2>i days. Fare, $13 50. Distance from New Ori.eans to Louistili.e and Cin ; cinnati. [ Mouth of Ohio River, Rockport H 114 (see Nsw Orleans and Stephensport 53 120 ' St. Louis) 921 Loavcnworth 33 123 America! 11 932 Northampton 17 125 ! Tennesson Rjver So UtW Lot'isvu.i.E 42 129 . Cumberland Hirer... . 11 979 West l'oint 23 131 f Rock Cave 41 1020 Madison 21 133 Shawneetown 20 1040 Port William 13 134 Carthage 19 1059 W-ay 10 135 Mt. Vernon 12 1071 Fredericksburgh 10 136 Henderson 22 1093 Lawrenceburgh 31 140 Evansrille II 1104 Cincinnati 24 142 Owensborough 33 11,19 f Running time from N. Orleans to Cineinnatl, 7 days. Fare, $12 5J Distances irom Cincinnati to Wheeling. New Richmond 22 Point Pleasant 3 20: , Belmond 5 27 Pomeroy 20 2? Auzusta 16 43 Letart's Falls 9 231 1 Ripley 12 55 Hillevillu 30 261 Mayaville 7 62 Parkersburg 17 27f Manchester 12 7S Vienna 7 2S! Concord H K2 Marietta 0 2W i Portsmouth .11 118 Nowport 19 Sit Hanging Rock 2(3 1!>2 Sisters*illi- 13 ,'ti' | Burlington 10 152 Eluabethtown 43 36< Guyana otto II lt?>3 Wheeling 13 371 GadipoLls 36 1W Time, 40 hour*. Fare, $4. ' Distances rno? Wheeling to New Vurk, over the great central u. S. Mail Rot'te. W Alexandria, Pa., (by FrostJmrg 31 lit stages)... 14 Cumberland 11 131 HaywHIle 6 W lleltnn. ?-, (by JUilr'd>178 3iKj Wusliingtou ? 31 Washington City, do.. 31 3H flillsboro' 12 43 I'liil adclphia do.. !<4 40,1 Itrownsvillo 12 54 Philadelphia, (st'hoat). 100 40i I'ni iutown 12 CO N. York, (hy stuamboitt Smythfleld 22 S7 and railroad) 96 49!' Tim*?Wheeling to Baltimore, 31 hour*. Fare, $11 U|l " " Washitigon City,.. . 36 " " 12 If " " Philadelphia 42 ' " 13 1*1 " " New York, 90 " " 16 l*J Distances rRoa Wheeling to Pittsiu'Rgh. Stcubeuville 21 Middletowi^ #. 1* AO Heaver 41 62 Pittsburgh 11 Ml Monongaiiela Rot'te to New York. Pittsburgh to Washington, (railroad) 31 ."Un Itrownsvllle |bv s'boat) l?5 mis. Phi'adelphia, dfl W 41 Cumberlnud (by stages) 75 14<> New York, do Mi Baltimore, (by raii'd).17K 318 Tinio?Pittsburgh to italiiinore .T4 flours. Para $10 (H Washington C'ity...3B " " 11 '& " " Philadelphia 42 " " 121* ' " " ^New York 50 " " 15 (X Pennsylvania Canal Roite. Pittsburgh to llarrishurgh, (hy canal)l40 4W Johnstown, (by oanal). 103 Philadelphia, (railr'd). 107 3"i Holliday<bur^li,(niir>i) 37 140 New York. uo. 96 4K'I Time, through 4>< days. Far*?Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, $">. Board $1 per day. .$12 1*1 1 " Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, $10. " $1 " 14 1* " New York to Pittsburgh 17 01 Distances rnim Cincinnati to Sandi-sky, Ohio. To Xenia, (by rail- BsIKmUUm, du 17 11* rad) M KMtoo, do I? Ml Springtieid, do 23 K7 Tiffln, (by railroad)... 41 1M L'rban&, (by stages). .. 14 101 Sandusky, do 37 221 Time, I hi days. Fare, $7. Krrnpltulntlon. Chicago and Detroit R'M'te. New Orlotn* to St. Louis, (time 6 days: fare, $15,) 109i St. Louis to Chicago, (time, 3 days; fare. $12.) 39>1 CSiioago to Detroit, (time 3 davs; fare 310) G4< Detroit to Sandusky, (time, 8 hours: fare, $2,. .) H Sandusky to Buffalo, (time 24 hours; Tare, $,>,) 25* Buffalo to New York, (time, 2^ days; fare $13,) 47< Total, (tune 16 days; fart', $58) 201. Great Central C. S. Mam. Route. New Orleans to Cincinnati. (time 7 days: fare. $12 50). ... 1424 Cincinnati to Wheeling, (time, 40 hours; fare. $1) 35 Wheeling to Baltimore, (time. 34 hours: fare, $11.) 301 Baltimore or Relay ll<>use to Washington City, (time, 2 hours: fare. $1 Z'<) 3i > llaltiinore to Philadelphia, (time. 8 hours; fare, $.') 01 Philadelphia to New York, (time, (4hours; fare, $.4) 9< ToUl, (time. 11 days; fare, $32 50,) 227; Sandusky anii Cincinnati Roi-rr. New Orleans to Cincinnati (time. 7 days; fare, $12.) 1421 Cincinnati to Sandusky, (time, 1>< days: fare, $7,) 221 Snndnskv to Buffalo. (time. 1 day: fare $i.) V* Buffalo to Now York, (time, 25a days; fare, $13,) 471 1 Total, (time, 12 days: fare. $38 50.) 2361 , Monongaiiela Route. New Orleans to Cincinnati, (time, 7 days: fare. $12 50,)... 1424 i Cincinnati to Pittsburgh, (time, 3 days; fan: $.'>.) 4.V Pittsburgh to Baltimore, (time, 34 hours; fare, $10,1 311 Baltimore to M ashington City, (time.2 hours; fare, $1 25.). .'V Itiltiinore to Philadelphia. (tune. 8 hours: f?re, $2.) 94 Philadelphia to New York, (time, 8 hours: fare $3,) IX Total. (time, 12 days; fare, $32 50) 23/( Pennsylvania Canai. New Orleans to Cincinnati, (time, 7 days; fare $12.) 142' 1 Cincinnati to Pittsburgh, (time, 3 days; fare, $.\ ) ?i Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, (time, 4 days; fare, $14.) 3S Philadelphia to New York, (time, 8 hours; fare, $3,) IN ' Total, (time, 15 <lnyt; fare, $21 6<l,) 23# From Cincinnati to \ r w York by the Great Central IT. S. Mai finite, (via. Wheeling)- distance. 8b4 miles; time, 4 days; fare |3?. "?)From Cincinnati to New York hy the Sandusky Route: distance VII miles; time, 5 days: faro. $20. From Cincinnati to New York ly the Monongaliela Route: di*. tnnce, 052 miles: time. 5 days; fsre. $a>. From Cincinnati to New York by thn Pennsylvania Cana Route: distance, 1>32 miles; time, S days; fan-, $22. Mliwr llnnroiin. 111 reference to the subject of erecting a monument to l)e Witt Clinton. at Albany. the F.irning Jon ma say* the whole matter nppenrH to bo in h proper trair for efficient prosecution anil satisfactory consuinma tion. Complaints continue in reference to the death o )iine trees in North and South Carolina Whole grove* are ruiuetl, and Kcrious apprehension* are entertained for the enfety of the forest* against this unaccountable blight. Proposals for colonizing Vancouver'* Island. accom ^allied by a glowing account of the place, and of th? benefits likely to result to the settle , have been extensively circulated throughout Great Britain. A public meating was to be held at Richmond, V* on Tuesday evening, for the purpose of making arrange , nients for the reception of <?en. Scott. General Gilbert Kddy. a soldier of the revolution an<l who wan at the capture of llurgoyne. died at Pittstown, llensselner county, on the !27tli ult. A collision took place on Monday noon, between two freight trains, near the crossing of the Lowell and Kltchburg railroad, by which accident an engineer was severely injured, and the engines smashed to pieces. This Is anniversary week in Boston. \ great lire occurred in Waltham on Monday evening. when a stable and a number of domestic animals were burned, a dwelling house destroyed and another considerably Injured The sulferers were William Simondt. O. II. ,Adams. .Mrs J. ltond and Me*?r* Manson k Alden I Mrs. Rebecca G. Brown committed suicide at New London. Conn . on the .'ktth ult.. by hanging herself with a lied cord. Shu was 50 years of age, and was evlduntly intano, SERA I Theatrical ami Mimical. . I I'ahk Tin-* r?r - Again lust night win the I'ark. [ crowdeJ to witness the beautiful performances of Let Dantutsti l'itnnoi$ri. The Name pieces were given' | as on Wednesday evening The performance* commenced with the laughable vaudeville of " Box and Cox,'' Mr Bum. during the performance of the pieco keeping the house in a highly excited atate of hilarity Mrs. Dyott. as Mrs. Bouncer, the landlady, performed the part of the provident housewife in first rate taste. The little fairies then appeared in the beautiful dance, | " I'a.s Ues h'leurs," and though they have several tiiuea performed thnt pus, were upplauiled from the time the urtain rose until it fell again, 'l'he petite comedy of ''Simpson U Co." was repeated with great success. the whole piece being most admirably performed. At the close of the first act of the comedy, the dansueses Vien noises appeared iu the fascinating " Polka Paylaiinn.'1 which met with universal approbation. The costumes were most appropriate, and illustrating the manners of the Bohemiau peasanty. won for themselves a greater burst of applause than is often awarded to merit At the close of the second act of ' Simpson 1 it Co they closed the performance with the enchant- i ing " t'as Oriental," which was received with all the approbation which an enraptured audience could bestow. They appear but three times more; uud to those who may not visit them will bo a pleasure lost, which cannot be regained, (Jo to see thein, and you will he perfectly delighted, charmed and overcome by the beautiful little creatures. Bowkhy Thkathk.?It is really ijuite cheering to see the large audiences which assemble at thin house every i evening. The Bowery is itself again, and all its old pa trons have rallied araund it. Mr. Ilamblin in probably j the most experienced and energetic manager in the [ Union. and his very name is a boat In itnelf; many are i ; the years which hu ban been connected with the Row- \ \ cry. and under bin care more successful and magnifl- , I cent piece-* have been got up than at any other bonne j t in the Union. With thu present splendid company. | , magnificent Hennery, and great patronage. hi* bonne | | will flourish an llm iy an it has ever done before. J. U t Scott, the great Bowery favorite, in now performing his 1 ) round of character*; last night the appeared in the y ' Stranger." which wan finely performed j to-night, he j will appear an Othello, supported by that capital lagn, ? Dyott ; it will be a rich treat. The very favorite drama ) i of" Oliver Twist" will conclude the evening's bill. j 1 Chatham Theatre. The drama of " Don Csosar de ' ' 1 Bu/im" was performed last evening, previous to " New York as It if.'' Mr. < hanfruu taking the part of Don \ Ciesar; and we must say that his impersonation of the ' ' giillan' Don is admirable?it has all the abandon and ' | ease which such a character requires; of all tlio Don ! j Caizars we have seen, we think I hanfrau's is. to say the 2 least. equal to the best. This young actor has a fair j ' field before him now. and we hope ho will gather all the I fame and riches he is entitled to. Of his Mose we need , say nothing; it is too well known to require any praise , from the critics. Mom, by the byo, will not perform 5 much longer at the Chatham; he is under engagement , j to appear in Boston on the 12th inst.; therefore, those 5 who wish to see him had better be in a hurry. Wo ( refer to the advortisemont for this evening's bill. Christy'* Minstrel* are going on with a perfect | . rush. The folks seem never to Hag for a moment in j 3 their delight at the tasteful and harmonious ditties of ; II these woolly-headed philosophers The dancing. | though called burlesque on the bill, is really a most , graceful exhibition, and many a beau may envy G. 3 Christy and Vaughn's elegant movements They give | a full bill to-night. 0 Melodcon.?The Virginia Minstrels are gaining golden opinions at this house every evening. It is a ' .. most capitally managed concern, and from the im- 1 mense patronage it receives the public seem to have 1 7 formed a similar opinion. ? I'ai.mo's Opera Hoi st.?The model artists are in full y operation at this house; no less than fifteen different 1 scenes will be given to-night, besides several songs and 3 dances. 5 Concert Hai.l, Newark. N. J.?This pretty thcutro y is in full operation, we understand, and well patronised. 5* Several eminent New York performers are acting at it, 0 and Mr. audMiss Nickinson take their benefit to-night. 4 They will produce several very favorite pieces. Ait Excitement in Boston.?The Boston Trantcript of Wednesday contains the following :? j Ajtor Place Opera Company.?Lucrezia Boroia.? 1 This favorite composition, by Donixetti. was given for I the first time to a Boston audience, last evening Al< though the weather was much of the stay-at-home' and-be-couifortablo sort, yet the house was full, and [ the applause enthusiastic. Trufll ? Llettl ltossi?Benel detti and Rosi were severally in turn most warmly re> ceived, and fully sustained the great reputation they ' have gained in New Vork and Philadelphia. The first decided impression was made by Beneditti. in that exquisite passage. " A fisherman's ignoble son I thought myself to be; With him my early days were passed I In low obscurity.'' I There is a hween in Benedetti's stvle. which reminds one of an "eagle dallying with the triad." The facility and triliiaucy with which ho given parages tin* most iutri( ate and difficult an- very remarkable. He in tho prinrn of tenors We have never had his eijuil in thin country. The trio and duetto finale to the tirst act were superbly sung ; and a repetition called for unanimously. It ?ai given with increased effect. It is among the genu of tho opera, and belongs to that class of music of which we never weary. Truffl made a most favorable impression, which went on heighteaing to tlio end. Her voice struck us and others as a little 't husky at times, and suggi sted the fwar that she might | have been affected with the prevailing hoarseness ; but she threw off the impediment in the more animated i scones and won the siuccrest plaudits of tiie audience, i Her appearance is pleasing, and her stage manner adJ miiable. Both Truffi and Benedetti are artists of the true stamp?possessing talents of the highest ordei for tho lyric drama They will become immense favorites ! here. Rosi, the bass, has a rich, ponderous, voice, and gave great satisfaction in the part of the Ouko! Signora l.ietti Kosrd was deservedly encored in the drinkl ingsong The music breathes tho very soul of reckless ! ' gayety The chorus and orchestra are well drilled ' and effective. We congratulate the managers 011 the prosperous opening of their brief season ; and trust | that the lovers of music will avail themselves of this ' opportunity of having some of the best modern operas J presented i 11 a style that has never been supassed in the country The audience seemed as much pleased with the opera us with the performers. , City Intelligence. 1 Dangerous.?While some of the laborers were en 1 gaged yesterday morning in excavating the earth at | j > the corner of Chatham and Krnnkfort streets, a large ' quantity of sand fell upon one of them. who was with ' difficulty relieved from his situation. The foundation 1 of Y ankee Sullivan's house also gave way. to such au extent that loss ot life for some time appeared inevitable. * Steamer Empire State?Tho exterior appearance : ' of this magnificent steamer having boon somewhat afI fected by tho late copious showers of rain, the paint I not being dry at the time, she did not take her place ; in the Kail River route yesterday, as It was intended. Painters are now engaged in giving hor a new coat. ' and it is expected that she will be ready to commence her trips on Tuesday next, when the Bay State will I proceed to Boston for the purpose of being taken into 1 the government dry dock, and thoroughly overhauled. 1 Serious Accident.?A lady and her daughter, whose nam's were not ascertained, while riding down 1 Manhattanviilo hill, in a light wagon, drawn by a spirited horse, on Fuesday afternoon, were both thrown ' out of the wagon with violence, and thereby consider' abiy injured, in consequence of the horse taking fright ; ami starting off at full speed. By coming iu contact I with something, the horse was instantly killed, the la dies having barely escaped with their lives , Katai. Accident on the Mariem Railroad -On Wednesday, as the down train was on its way to this I city, from 1 roton. the engineer observed a man on the I track, just at tho turn near WiUiam?bridgo; lie at once r blew the whistle, which notified the agent, who inimo < diatdy put down the break*. hut without effect. a? the 1 earn were too far advanced; and before the man had time to leave the track. the whole train panned over hi* body. smashing him in a dreadful innnner. causing lin mediate death. The deceased win evidently a laborer, j and a stranger. as no one in that vicinity recognised hi in. nor wan hi* name ascertained. Anrivai. ok Im miom\t? One thousand and seven- f I ty-four immigrants arrived yesterday morning at i|Ua- i rantine, from Kurope. , Thimitv <'iii mi it. The second anniversary of the consecration of this church was celebrated yesterday ; morning, when the Rev Dr Wninwright and Kev. ? Dr. Ilaight, read the morning prayers. The lesson" | | 1 were read by the Itev Wm Morris; the roinninnion service and gospel. by the Rev. Dr. Berrien; the epistle by the Ilev, Dr llighbeo, who also delivered an elo- ' ( f queut sermon, at the close of which a collection was t ' taken up for the benefit of the pour of the church The t I ! worthy sexton, who has held the situation for the past j 1 seventeen years, officiated in his capaeity, as usual The , J pupils of Trinity School, 150 in number, under the dl , rection of the Ilev Will Morris, attended the services. | , . at the close of which they proceeded on an excursion . j to Morrisinna, in the Harlem rail cars Their neat ap- ' pearance and general deportment, as they passed ' through the streets in procession, elicited many complimentary remarks Kirk..?The premises No. 273 Walker street, occu- ; pled by Mr K ./. Jackson, was slightly damaged. ou Tuesday exiiiing by fire, originating from a burum? hiinney Some policemen of the loth ward extinguished the lire without niving an alarm. Board of Examination at West Point.?The " i following nrc the names of thr gontlrmon invited I1 to attend the examination of the Cadets of the Mill- v tary Academy, to commence Monday, the Mb June Hon William Presoott. of Maine Hon Dutee J < t Pf?rce. of Rhode Island ; Major ?General J. McDaniels. of Vermont: Col. Robert Hamilton, of New Jersey ; Dr. II K. Askew, of Delaware; Col. (JeorgeW Wilson, 1 of Virginia ; Col Jame-t Ondfden, of South Carolina ; t Patterson C l ander, of Kentucky ; Dr J *? M. Ham say. of Tennessee; Profe.-sor W C I.arabee, of In- i diana ; Isaac N Morris, Ksij of Illinois ; (Jen James i' Yell, of Arkansas ; Col Alex II Redfleld. of Michi- I g*n : Col A W Doniphan, of Missouri; Dr. Ashbel Smith, of T?xm. LD. Price Two Casta. Kportlng Intelligence. T?ottin>j Mtrrii ro? $1000. The celebrated trotter*. Uluck llawk ami l.ady Sutton, were brought together at the I'nlou Court* on Wedneiday afternoon* to decide the match pending between them The r*ee was iniie heat*. bent in live ? l.ady Sutton to a 220 1b. wagon, ami the horne to a wagon of 26 lb additional weight The mare won In three connucutire h??ti, Tery easily making remarkably quick time considering the impediment* to ?|ieed cauned by the high wind* that nwept the track, ncloiiding erery object, at time*, in du*t In thin rare. Black (lawk ?ai beaten for the drift time ; and bunldeo. he met with an iniurv in thn second heat, which will in all probability keep him off t)>*> track a great length of time. ills otT fore hoof burnt in the last quarter of the second heat, just ibovethu horn; and but for this accident lie would have iron thu match Lad/ Suttou now stand* at the head >f the lint, waiting for challenge* from all quarters Thu betting uu this race ranged In nil way* K.arly n the day Lady Sutton win the favorite : then Black lawk became the favorite at an high odd* as loo to H) ; but at the start 100 to 75 was tho premium on the lorse. The attendance was not so numerous m a con,est like the above should have culled forth?seven or >ight hundred being the extent of the number present, l'he postponement, the day previous. probably deterred many from attending, under the presumption that the iilfuir might bo further postponed ; and we may hero take occasion to observe that nothing is more vexatious or more oalculated to lessen the public Interest in the sports of tho turf, than these postponements -and only for serious and unavoidable reason*, ihould a race announced for a curtain day. be deferred. Fir*t Hrat.?There was a loss of time, produced by the drivers not bringing up their horses together, before the start was given, during which time Lady Sutton ;ut herself, and seemed slightly lame They finally H>t away; but. in a moment after leaving. Black Iiawk >roko up, and the mare led him to thu quarter pole, .hirty yards. In 31? seconds. Down the back stretch .hey both went very slowly, caused by the wind, which vas blowing a gale in their faces, impeding their progress very much Lady Sutton passed the half mile >ole, in 1:23, about as far in advance of the black horse is she was at the uuarter pole. Prom there round the ower turn to the home stretch, tho speed of both waa ncruased. and the horse gained gradually, and made i most desperate struggle for the heat; but he fll beaten two lengths?time, 2:40. Second Ural.?The mare was the favorite at 100 to 'ft. and the hotting brisk With a good send off, and a ively brush from the score, round the turn, they roaehid the quarter pole in the mare three length* or to a head. Down the back stretch tho horse made better headway against tho wind, his strength being greater than that of the mare, closed up the gap. and was lapped with her at the half, in 1:21){. The contest now became Intensely exciting, and wagers were made n all directions on the result of the heat. Round the ower turn the black horse placed bis head on a line with thu mare's, and they swung round on the home itretch, locked. Kor a moment, not a breath waa tlrawn. so interested became the spectators on the remit of the heat; but at last there was a general shout that the horse had broken up, and a wild hurra from the friends of Sutton, told that the chance waa hers. The mare came home two lengths in front, In 2.42^. It was in this heat, and at the time the horse broke up, that the accident happened to his hoof, and when he was held up. he exhibited great lameness. It was generally supposed that the horse would have won the heat, but for the accident. Third Ural.?100 to 20 was offered, but uot taken, on tlia mare. Tho horse, between the heats, had been bandaged, and taken care of; but instead of being Jrawn and the match given up, he was brought up for mother trial. The start was good, and they went nicely to the drawgate, when the black broke up, and Sutton took the lead She was about four lengths In advance at the quarter pole?time. 31>V The hone was rullied down the back stretch and was close up with Sutton, at the half in 1 2:1 Round the lower turn they were side aud side, both going at the top of their speed, thu mare buing unable to get away from the horse, aud they came on the home stretch neck and neck. After another vigorous effort on the part ef each for the lead took place, but the horse broke up at the three-quarter pule, and the mare came houio, in 2:43, four lengths in advance The following is the sum mary : ? Jas. VVhelpley's b. in. Lady Sutton 1 1 1 A. Conklin's bl. h. Black Hawk 3 2 2 Time. 2:40?2:42)^?2:43. Police Intelligence. Police Returns ?The number of prisoners returned to thejdilferent police court* yesterdav, amounted to 70. of which 34 were for drunkenness, 13 for petit larceny. 10 for vagrancy. 0 for assault and battery, 4 for farad, '! for insanity. 2 for grand larceny, and 1 for borgbunr. Grand Larceny?John May was arrested yesterday, by oflicer Alliens, of thu Fourth ward, charged with .dealing a trunk aud clothing, worth $30, from Mary Ann Lepier Hi* was locked up. ^Inothnr.?A boy named John Staff was arrested by ildcur Crawford, of the Third ward, charged with stealng $106 48. from his father, Michael Staff, of No. 22 ictmmol street, lie wan committed for examination. Hohbing a Printer.aptain (iilmore. of the Second irard. arrested yesterday a man named Benjamin liurrh. charged with hiring, on Kriday night last, orcibly entered the printing olflce of Charles Vinten, So 'JH Nassau street, and stolen therefrom two canes if type, worth $26. They were found at a printing ifllce in Hudson street, where they had been left by the accused for sale He was locked up. Fraud.?Oflicer Dowdican. of tliu Sixth ward, arrested yesterday. Mary J. Martin, K.mlly Johnson. Margaret Wilson, and James Johnson, charged with having 'rululently obtained a quantity of groceries from John Larson. They wero committed for examination. Arrest of a Hotel Thief.?Kx-offlcer Joseph, and ofIcer Jeffreys, of the 10th ward, succeeded in arresting i young man. named (Jeorge Hardy, well known to the police, charged with having, on Thursday morning last, stolen from the boarding hexiso of Mr. Wll iam Tate, a quantity of cloth in/, nod a silver watch? ill worth <>i>0 -belougiug to boarders in the house. Ho ?a? locked up. *1 Charge of Larceny?Officer Henxhaw. of the 8th *-ard. arrested ye* tar (lay, a young uian named David Kelly, charged with stealing boots and xhoe* to the ralue of $lfil. from William Brown. under the followng circumstances : It appearx that, in December taut. ;h? partien commenced the boot and xhoe business. In Lirand street. ax co-partner". Kelly furnishing $180 in ash. and Brown $ 150 in xtock. The buxines* went )n very well until a few dayx since. when Kelly made known hix intention to dissolve the partnership, and called upon Brown tor a settlement of the affair*. After considerable difficulty. a partial settlement wax made, but which afterwardx became disxati factory to Kelly, who took possexsion of the property, and removed it to the houxe of a friend in itenwick street.? Brown immediately caused a search warrant, and a warrant for the arrest of Kelly, to bo issued. Kelly lceming be had a perfect right to the property, made no attempt to escape, but accompanied the officer to the place where the property wax deposited. and thence ;o the Tombs, where Justice Lothrop held him to bail in the pum of $500 to answer. .4 Brutal Hunhand.?A man named ( harles Fanning vax arrested yesterday by officers Acker and Van raxal. of the 11th ward, charged with most inhumanly seating hi* wife, and threatening her life, drawing a louble-barrelled pistol from hix pocket, saying he would ihoot her. He also violently assaulted the officers *ho arrested him He was committed to prison to aniivcr for hix brutality. Theft of a Hunt.?Officer Ackerman, of the 1Mb ward, arrested yesterday a man named Valentine Kinenger. an a chare of having stolen a horse from Abraham I.eggett. of Sing Siuir. He wax locked up. *'lttemftt al Hiii glary. Vbout 12 oY lock on Tuesday night the fiimily of Nir K T Mesier were disturbed by ome one attempting to enter the house by a rear winlow. Officer .McClelland, of the l&th ward, being near it 11it11 I. wax called in. who found a man uamed Aniliony Wallace in the rear area having in hix ponaeslion a quantity of burglar's implement*. He was tacen be ore Juxtlce McOrath. who committed him to I .aw Intelligence. Si'prkmr Coi-rt. Jaa?* 1.?Before Judge Hurlbut ? Fifth H'.rd Pier.?An application wit* made by John Brower mi<l others resident* in the 5th ward, for in injunction against the Mayor, Corporation. and ommisiiioners of Kmigration, to restrain tin' latter rom leasing pier at foot of Hubert (treat, for exclusive ue of landing of emigrant passenger* The case * < irgued at some length. by counsel at either side, I'nmioi Plrai?June 1?Before Judge Ingrahani? I'komat Ihtttnbrrry ri. U'iltiim Jonn. latf Sheriff.? rhi" w?< nn action of replevin which ?m tried twice efore Adjourned over to ihi? forenoon Before Judge Daly Patrick Riley vi. Jat. HeOuir*. Thl* was a suit brought by plaintiff against lefcndaiit. on a judgment, which had been oblined In the Marine I oiirt. for *83 IS, on the 1th July. 1846 The defence set up. wa? that the iudgment was not obtained properly, then- being no personal service upon the defendant, which wan necessarv to bring th< ca?e within the legal jurisJiction of the Marine Court. Verdict for plaintiff. *80 W. Itngan i f Hush et <tI The jury in this case, already noticed, rendered a verdict for plaintiff. $117 30 Coi rt C ?i.r.m*r?Thii P* t.? Com man Pleat r?rt 1 No.> fit. .',7. 59 ?6. 67. 77. !?5. 117. 127. 103. 143. fJ7. 113 I'art 2 No. ? 38. HO. 20, 22. 24, 32. 48. UiunRrrMi st n? rwr Jrsv i> tiir Jrwrn Cut At Boston, on Wednesday. the jury In the ease of he Commonwealth, vs Joseph Jewell, came into court tml staled that they had not agreed upon a verdict. md there was no probability ol their agreeing The mpers were then taken from them, and the prUouer ra* remanded to jail tylnloit of Ufiti C?u on Interiml Improvemental. l>tT*oiT, May 2S. 1847 D? \it Sir 1 am obliged to you for your kind attenlon in transmitting me an invitation to attend th<* onventlon on Internal Improvement whieh will uieit n ( liicago |u July ? ircuumtances. however, will put t oui of my power to be prwsent at that time I am. dear sir, respectfully yours. LEWIS .vsas. t W. L. Wiiiti.voi L?nLiJax. J

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