Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 22, 1848, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 22, 1848 Page 2
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Broadwa. ?Concert ur Mai-rice Straroach, Pianist or tiie Emperor of Russia. VAI'XQaLI, saloon? the Magician. New York, Thumlsjr, Jnn? MM, 1848. Actual Circulation of the Herald. June 21. Wsdossday 21,024 copisa The publication of the moraine e.'tlilon of the Herald oomraenceu yesterday at V> in,.before 4 "'elnok. and finished at 10 minntos hefof 8 o'clock. Th-Eveoiu? Edition at 20 minutes before 3, and finished at 10 minute past 1 ..'clock. The Presidential Klectlon, and Its Abuses. The leading journals attached to the two great j factions into which this country has heretofore j unhappily been divided, are beginning to prepare their special organs of abuse and vituperation for j the campaign we are entering upon, and which is to decide the question of the next Presidency. Two of these journals, one of them supporting General Cass, the other aiding General Taylor, I have published their jtronunciamentoi in this paper ' affair. The Waehington Union has announced < for publication, a journal, to be called The Cam- : ywtgn, which is to be devoted to the affairs of the | election between General Cass and General Tay- j lor, favoring the former at the expense of the latter, up to next November. The New York Courier and Etxquirer, on the j other hand, has announced as in preparation a : weekly journal, to be entitled the Grape Shot, for ' the purpose of collecting in it all the scattered dirt and materials which may hold up to ridicule and contempt the character of General Cass, and aid thereby the chances of General Taylor. There | are many other papers belonging to both parties, preparing to follow in the wake of these journals. We only give the names of these, briefly, as a specimen of the general organization carrying on in behalf of the two candidates. This is the old style, under new names. The old hacks of faction and party, the miserable office seekers and hangers-on, of every successful candidate, intend to exert themselves to gather together as much filth and vile abuse as possible, and to publish it?each of them 011 his own side of the question?under the belief that the American people are so debased, so degraded, so immoral, as to require to be convinced of the fitness or unfitness of the respective candidates, by such infamous means and vituperations. (>ther pajiers, in addition, on both sides of politics, in this reg on of the country, are already in the field, with such specimens of vituperation and abuse as will fill the campaign journals in question. As a singular example of this taste?this depraved taste?this degraded disposition in the party prints on both sides, we extract the following from the Albany Argut, of last Tuesday:? Thk ' Bloodhov\o?i* thi: Florida War. ? During the Presidential campaign of 1840. the whig press throughout the Union, bitterly and fiercely assailed the democratic administration, for the emnlovment. r.f " Cuba bloodhounds," in the war with the Florida Indians It was the burden of the attacks of the whig papers aud orators, aud was denounced as the most wanton aud cruel hunting dowu of the " poor Indian!" No paper then in existence was more abusive or more indiscriminate in its cen ures Uian the Albany Kittling Journal What that paper laid and thought of the ' llloodhounds. ' the tollowing extracts from its own columns will show :? ' The Bloooholsos?An officer of the army, says the Madtsonian, just arrived at Washington, from St. Augustine, reports that a vessel with thirty-three bloodhounds .had entered one of the ports of the peninsula We respectfully suggest, that, as the dogs ale now set upon the Sctninoles. the officers of the U. S. army be withdrawn, for with such ailiss there can be buWliltle glory."?Erening Journal. 1840. A few days eu'o->e<iuent. the Journal again barked and growled as follows, in alluding to the report that ' thirty-three bloodhounds, aud six Spaniards, their trainers and keepers." bad arrived at St. Marks, from ( uba : ? 44 We still hesitate in believing, that the government is so tallea and degraded. We cannot entertain the inougnt mat America, in Tavnred. the cherished. the ' promised land.' is sinking to the lowest depths of barbarism. But wn shall see 1'be war against the Seminoles is wantonly waged. It has dishonored our arms? it has impoverished our treasury It has robbed the army of many of its mos' gallant spirits. And is the Republic now to be crowned with infamy by a resort to means, which any civilized nation in Christendom will execrate.' Our deeprooted hatred to F.ngland grew out of their employ ment oftlie Indians against us. A nd shall we suhject ourselves to even deeper reprobation. by an alliance with the ill todhounds r" The Journal also publishes n letter, purporting to come from an offlet r in the army, to a gentleman in Albany, which contains the f >11 wing paragraph : ? ' The much-talked of bloodhounds have arrived, and a part of them are now in the Held in Middle Florida, with the 2d regiment?th" rem Under are to be used soon." [From Nlies' Register. 1S40 1 "The last Tallakaltcr J-'i arid tan. (Feb. 22nd. 1 >> 40 ) says, in refbrenee t<< the Cuba bloodhounds, "they were Intended to ' worry.' to ' hunt.' to ' bite,' to tear in pieces all the red devil* they can catch." Voluminous further extracts of e<|ual Import, might be copied from the whig press of that campaign, heaping the most scurrilous imprecations upon the democratic administration. We are not aware t# this day. whether the general government authorized the employment of those animals; but we recollect that it was asserted at the time that the (iovernor of the then territory of Florida authorized their purchase. It matters not. nowpTcr. uy wrist authority they were procured; certain it i* that General Taylor, then commanding in that war strongly urged the necessity of-'procuring aloodhourids from the Island of t uba to aid the army in its operations against thethostiles in Florida." lie said. "I atn decidedly in fayor of the measure. and beg leave to urge it." This identical General Taylor, upon whose earnent solicitation the -bloodhound" were procured, and who set the dog? upon the Seminole* is now the whig candidate for President, and hi* election is urged by the wh g papers because he fought so well In Florida, e nd conquered the Seminole Indian* by-an alliance with < uha bloodhounds, and their Spanish trainers and keepers " Here is a " bit of beauty" for a beginning of the coming campaign, for instructing the American lieople, and giving to foreign nations a high opinion oi flic decency and the reaped with whicli the |N>litifianH and the press in this country treat our distinguished public men. Two highly resjiectable journal* are involved in the above piece of beauty. These are the Albany Argun, the leading journal in favor o( General Cass; and the Albany Evening Journal, the chief pap?r in support of General Taylor; both these journals being published in the midst of a highly respectable, religious. intelligent, lust, atlll bonoral?l? nni.illafinn The individual* hi the head of these organs are also considered to be highly respectable persons. Editor Croswell has generally borne a fair character for morality, justice, decorum, with a decent quantity of Christianity to season the whole.? Thurlow Weed, also, is highly esteemed for many generous qualities and moral peculiarities, and is c onsidered a* possessing some considerable talent and probity in the management of his paper. Me has been (a great admirer of Bishop Hughes?but whether he ever confessed his sins to that dignitary, we are not precisely informed. No? 1., me r"-' ,nA J" . JUL" 1# 'I I,, Mil . ileeida - (tvhaitwr th*y are ill favor tri ( naral Case or Onrrnl Taylor, it signifies not)only let them decide upon the decency of such journals publishing such diatribes as those which we have :mt exhibited, taken from their columns. In 1S1<), the /wvntng Journal abused the democratic candidate of that day, for the employment of these thirty-three blood-hounds. In 1848 the tables are turned, aud Tiiurlow Weed has to swallow his own abuse, and drink it off from the lips of his brother Croswell, in Albany. But does Mr. Croswell himself show belter taste in 1848, than Mr. Thurlow Weed did in 18401 Not a bit. He appears to gloat upon the chance of abusing General Taylor for the employment of these blood hounds, and tor returning the poisoned chalice to the lips ot the opposite editor. llere, then, is an early specimen of the lovely temi>er, the morals and decency of the party press, such as it is to he during the approaching campaign, led off by the Washington Union, New York Courier and Enquirer, Albany Ar/pn, and the Even ing Journal. Is it a wonder, when such unnecessary indecency prevails among those who call themselves Christians, and persons of respectability in this country, that foreign nations should begin to think lightly of this country and its institutions?its morals and its principles? Is it not time that sensible, independent people, on both sides, and belonging to both parties, should throw off their allegiance to such wretched, miserable,dirty panderers to abuse and bad passions of every kind, and support that new and hightoned system of liberal and enlightened journalism, which has been brought into operation by the independent press within the last few years? The party journals, formed by party men, for mere jinny puqiuocB, win iciun.u iiiuuiulmv puny journals still?sinks of filthy slanders and infamous vituperation of all that is honorable and noble in our country. The public at large oughtnot to encourage such hackneyed and venal prints, by supporting the offshoots of such nests ef iniquity and folly. Irtsll Matters?Irish Republic? American Sympathy. At no time in her history has Ireland received so much attention from the rest of the world as she doe9 at present. She is the observed of all observers, and on herself depends whether she will come out of the ordeal which she is now suffering, pure; whether she will bravely strike for her rights, come weal or come woe, or whether she will tamely submit to a continuance of her wrongs> and sink into abject servitude. On herself depends the issue. The whole civilized world is observing her course, and every enlightened nation is watching her every movement?and, by their verdict, whether for or against her, will she be known in all future time. The sympathies ?f all countries are with her in her struggle for freedom, and all are equally awaiting her first blow for her rights. The great obstacle which has hitherto retarded Ireland in asserting and obtaining her rights, has been the existence of too many O'Connells, and of too few Mitchels. This moral force, or moral suasion doctrine, applied to the attainment i of political rights from a haughty and insolent aristocracy, is the height of absurdity. There is no effective weapon but one, and that is physical force, powder and ball. These are the only effective weapons in such cases; and it is right and just, before heaven and earth, for the masses to apply them for the purpose of obtaining the rights, with which, as sons of Adam, they are invested?all that O'Con; nell has said to the contrary, notwithstanding. 1 What would have been the position of this country at the present hour, if the only weapon used in j our early struggles with England had been moral I force I Moral humbug! Why, we would be at j the present time- in a worse condition than Ire! land is now in. How much moral force would have | been required to drive Louis Philippe from the ; throne of France! Moral humbug! Th? moral | force of a dozen worlds, concentrated in one large j dose, and poured down his throat by the most akil" 1 ful moral force physician of the day, would have had no effect on him, but to incite him to slaughter the millions over whom he too long ruled as a despot. And this is the manner in which it will always operate. This moral force doctrine never would have freed the United States, never would have freed France, never will free Italy or Germnny; and it is a moral certainty that it never will free Ireland. But powder and ball, the pike and the bayonet, will do the work. The doctrine promulgated by John Mitchel, a doctrine strictly and peculiarly American, the sacred right of revolution? the application of armed physical force, the use of good pikes in the hands of stout and stalworth inpn, animated by the holy love of freedom; these are the weapons to he used in the attainment ot political rights, and by no others will they ever be had. Any country that fails to use these weapons, when her people grorJi under oppression, is unworthy to rank among the nations of the earth. But Ireland has ljatherto been misled by her , leaders. O'Connell for a long series of years agitated the question of repeal, and ingratiated himself so thoroughly in the affections of the Irish people, that his control over the masses was beyond limit. He swayed them at will. At one moment he would have them assembled a million strong, and lead them to the very edge of insurrection; ft the next he would lead them back again, and disperse them with a few words about moral force. Moral humbug! O'Connell never obtained for Ireland any measure that was of any great practical benefit to the masses of the Irish I people. Whatever he did obtain, benefited himself, his family, and a few of ths Catholic aristocracy; but it never benefited the country. The people of that country are as much oppressed I now as they ever were. Their taxes arc greater than aver, and they are ground down more tlinn ever. And this, too, after a moral force war of thirty years. Moral humbug ! Away, then, with moral force. If the Irish want their rights, let them up with the barricades and invoke the (rod of battles. Let them employ powder and ball, and strike for a republic, aud obtain it, or die in the attempt. It must come to blows. Let them strike at once ; for, if they are men, they cannot delay. Theirs is a part of the great drama now being enacted. The Irish have to take a part in the struggle which has com minced in Europe, between monarchy and republicanism, for the supremacy; and, to say that moral force is tlia weapon to be used tn such a contest, is te utter nonsense. Moral humbug ! They will be assisted in their struggle by the freemen of America the moment they strike. As far as we can go without violating treaty stipulations, or the laws of nations, we will go, and the people of Ireland may dejiend on it. They may rest assured, that the-public opinion of this country will be backed by something more substantial. We will apply the "moral force" ol our public opinion to England, but to Ireland the people of America will give arms, men, and munitions, as well as some of the sinews of all wars, as fully as can be done, without compromising our government or violating treaties. The people of America wish to see the principles of self-government, under which they are so happy and prosperous, extended to all nations, and especially to Ireland, between which and the United States there are so many feelings ol sympathy. They cannot look on with unconcern, and see Ireland stricken down in her efforts for freedom?on the contrary, we verily believe that if the issue of the struggle between her and England depended on the aid of the United States for success, the people of this country would be willing, despite of treaties, to send an army, and a navy, to the rescue, even with the certainty that it would involve ua in war with England. Rl" >h?? My? i ? i i > i ? native. Irelsitti hwself otn gam what aha wanfst and when the first blow is struck, sympathy and means to follow up the contest, will flow in upon her, not only from this country, but from republican France. But they mutt repudiate the doc. trine of moral force?moral humbug. They must rely on their own strong hands. The meetings which have been held here recently, on the subject of Irnlaud, have been disgraceful to Ireland and to America. They have been got up and carried into effect by politicians of different parties, with the sole and only view of catching Irish votes in the ensuing election, and the movement ought to be denounced by all the friends of Ireland. The Tabernacle, on the occasion of these meetings, has been nothing but a sparring ground for a cliqut of petty politicians, some of whom are Irish, who desire either to reach or to retain office, under the pretence of serving Ireland, in this the hour of her tribulation. These things must be denounced, and put down; but we must not allow the cause of Ireland to dag on that account. What is to prevent the calling oi a meeting in the Park, or some other spacious place, of the real friends of Ireland, at which none of these young und tricky politicians should be permitted to figure?or, if they intrude, they should be kicked off the platform! We trust and hope that some movement of this kind will soon be made. As for the last meeting at the Tabernacle, it was a disgrace to all concerned. Ireland must, and shall be. a reDuhlic : and when this is effected. Ennland and Scotland must follow her example, and then the fate of the English oligarchy will be sealed. Physical force, properly directed, will accomplish it. The Island of Cuba?Its Destiny. For many years past, the destiny of the Island of Cuba has occupied men's minds on both sides of the Atlantic. The richness of that beautiful isle ; the splendor of its climate; the value of its agricultural productions?all tend to attract the eyes of every neighboring nation to those characteristics, and its history, from which is predicted a change in its destiny at some early day. It has remained true in its fidelity to the Spanish government for a great length of time, while all the other Spanish possessions have separated from that crown, and taken up their own line of march. Of late years, however, that island has given, on various occasions, unequivocal symptoms of dissatisfaction with its present position, which only tend to increase the vigilance of the Spanish government, in preserving their strength there intact, or in increasing the jealousy of England and the United States, as to any change that may take place. The subject of its independence of Spain has been more frequently alluded to in the American journals, since the war with Mexico commenced. By one of our cotemporaries, this subject has been pursued with a shocking recklessness, ignorance, and even incapacity to understand it. We allude to the New York Sun. We have been called upon to notice the following article, which appeared in that journal on the 16th inst.:? Our Flao Insulted.?Under this koad we stated sometime since, the disgraceful fact, that the correspondence of American citisens was invaded by the authorities of Cuba, in a manner equally dishonoring to Spanish decency and American firmness. Communications addressed to our oonsuls have been broken open by order of Chacon, the administrtidor of Neuvitas, on board of American vessels, and the captains, tlinuirh Yankees born and bred, dare not resist the hiirh handed outrage, because, to our shame be it said, a better experience bad taught them how slow our government has ever been to protect our oltisens in Cuba We rejoice, however, to be able now to assure the Americans there, that the lawless insults of Spain too must cease, or she will have no Cuba in which to play the oppressor. if the Cabinet does not act promptly, the Senate is prepared to demand explanations, and Congress will give the veterans who are returning from the conquered capital of Mexico, a holiday in Havana. Our stars will rise all the sooner on the Moro, for tho arrogance of such impertinent blunderers as Chacon. It was well for Chacon and Spanish rule in this our destined island, that it was not his more responsible master, tho Governor-General. that ventured to break a sealed letter to an American consul, while it was still sheltered by our fl?g. General Robert Campbell, our esteemed and patriotic consul at Havana, is not at all the man to permit his flag to be trampled under foot; and his first complaint of tho kind?if we may believe high names at Washington?would be responded to by a squadron on the national account;?possibly a few steamers with passengers, cutlery, hardware and gunpowder. would go in its wake, as the private venture of our Cuba-admiring oltisens. In pure affection, we recommend the Spanish officials not to forget law and politeness in dealing with Uncle Sam. We understand that the American Consul for the port of Neuvitas, mentioned in this article, posi. tively contradicts the assertion there made, and denies that any sealed letters directed to him, have been broken open by Mr. Chacon, or by his order. On the contrary, during a residence of more than three years at that port, the American Consul there has found Mr. Chacon uniformly gentlemanly, courtaous and obliging in his deportment, not only to himself, but to all American citizens at that port. On Saturday last, a gentleman called at the Sun office to enquire on what authority these charges were made against Mr. Chacon, which thus involved the American Consul. The information furnished to the inquirer was of u curious character. Mr. Beach, editor of the Sun, replied that Mrs. Storms (a literary lady living in Park place,) was the author of the article in question, and furnished the matter for the columns of the Sun. The informant also gathered from other quarters, that that lady was the principal writer for that journal, and that she would be ready at any moment to correct any misstatement or misrepresentation, if a proper appeal was made to her, at her residence. It is also stated that Mrs. Storms has travelled through Cuba and Mexico, during the last year, in company with Mr. Beach, for the purpose of collecting information on the state of that interesting island, and Mexico also, in order to aid and assist in the annexation of both of these beautiful countries to the United States at a very early day. From this it was inferred that the information was probably correct; but we are positively informed that, as far as the charges against Mr. Chacon are con cerned, they are entirely incorrect and without any foundation in fact. We know not how these matters may be in reference to our cotemporary?nor is it a matter of much consequence who is the writer, the editor, or the manager of the Sun?hut wa are very inueh afraid that, unless the question of Cuba is treated with a great deal of moderation and sound sense?with some tact, too?any sudden movement in that quarter may only create another San Domingo on the American coast. At this moment the Spanish government has sixteen thousand troops scattered over the island. It is very true, those troops enforce a despotic government on the Creoles, or the white population of that island ; but thry also enforce obedience on the part of the numerous black population. If these troops were withdrawn, ar any local revolution to break out, weakening the public authority, in one week, we verily believe, the beautiful island of Cuba would present nothing but scenes of murder, bloodshed, burning, and violence, such as Sun Domingo did under the liberty and equality and. denly thrown on them by the old French revolution, and which Martinique does at the present day by the new revolution. The only way to preserve the value, beauty, peace, and the worth of*Cuba ts its proprietor!", would he, for the two government!! of the United States and of Spain to enter into friendly negotiation*?the one for the purchase, nnd the other for the sale of that lovely spot, with all its responsibilities and all its values. A sudden popular revolution of any kind there, would merely bring about thoae scenes which made San Domingo what it was. The course, therefore, looking at the question in this point of view, adopted by our cotemporary, the Sun, in this matter, is dictated by shallow ignorance, without paying due attention to the lessons of history, and the facts connected with the progress of the different races on this hemisphere, we have received much information on this sub 1 11 ' ?" 11 111 1 ldUr?<tin| from Hajptl. The annexed letter from Aux C?ve?, is of cou- j siderable interestt Aux Caves, May 20, 1848. # * * * ' I t> For 9ome time past, the unconstitutional acts of , the President Solouque, caused great discontent, and the inhabitants of Cavaillon, St. ] Louis, and Aquin, (towns along the coast near i this place,) (lew to arms against him, under the J command of Gov. Lelieure, and a strong party was i forming at Port au Prince: but before their nlans | were well matured,the government had intimation, | and caused the alarm gun to be fired. The conspirators, taken aback, hastily assembled near the sea shore, and refusing to disperse, were attacked by the guards, and after a sharp hand to hand fight, in which some two hundred lost t]?eir lives, the affair was crushed. In the interim, the troops of Aux Cayes, siding with the President, marched against Cavaillon, and took it after a slight resistance. St. Louis and Aquin being found deserted, were given up to pillage and scenes of disorder; and acts of cruelty of so horrid a nature were committed, that we could not allow ourselves to put on paper; suffice it to say that hundreds of prisoners were shot in

cold blood. The President having made a conjunction with the troops of this place at Aquin, entered this town in triumph last week, with an anny of 7000, and intends stopping here some time. Unfortunately, these disturbances have partaken, in a great measure, of the question of color?the blacks supporting the President, and the colored ;>eople the conspirators. In consequence of this, a large portion of the latter have been imprisoned without mercy, and shot like dogs : many are concealed, thanks to the humanity of the foreigners, and by them a great portion nave been shipped either to Jamaica, or the States. At this moment, order is gradually being restored. [From the Boston Traveller, June 20.] The brig Allen King, from Port au Prince, l-_: .i?.? .? <j,1 t..?? r ... ?l?? uiiugn uuicb iu me uu ui juiic. uciicio iv mat dute have been received in this city. They re- t present that no new outbreak had taken place, ] and that the city remained quiet. President Souloque was still at Aux Cayes, and ! had experienced considerable trouble in restoring * order. The U. S. sloop of war Saratoga was there, t and had exercised a salutary influence. There , was a growing feeling of insecurity among those < of the inhabitants who had anything to lose, and ( the intervention of America or any other foreign i power, would be received with gratitude. > From Cape Haytien, the brig George Otis, which arrived at this port this morning, brings , advices to the 8th inst. All was quiet when she , sailed. At no time had the disturbances of the , other parts of the island reached that place. Merchants, however, write, that during the distur- i bances at Port au Prince and Aux Cayes, which ] threatened the existence of a portion of the inha- i bitants, many of the stores there were closed. 1 They have been re-opened, but doubts of the future " course of Souloque, lead the merchants to make < their business as Bnug as possible. ! Since writing the above, we have been , favored with the substance of a letter re- , ceived from Aux Cayes by the George Otis, i This letter is of the highest authority, and ' its statements may be relied upon. It states that ] the French Consul at Aux CayeB, who is not pro- > tected by the presence of a man-of-war, was beaten and maltreated in the streets by a rabble of j blacks. The blacks soon saw that this act would ! be viewed as a national insult by the French government, and were trembling for the result. The letter further states that there is no doubt that 1 Souloque and his chiefs had promised the army, if i they fought bravely and put down the insurrection, the plunder of the city?as well of the wealthy blacks as of the mulattoes. At this important moment, the U. S. sloop-of-war Saratoga arrived at Aux Cayes, and overawed the President from giving the order for pillage, as promised. The army, however, less careful of consequences, were in a high state of insubordination at being thus deprived of their bpoty when almost within their grasp, and the opinion was expressed that they would return to Port au Prince without Souloque. The President has set in motion a ball which he cannot control, and foreign intervention can only save the island from anarchy. In the meantime, the American interest there loudly demands the protection of our government. It is a critical moment for a large and increasing American trade, and several men-of-war ought forthwith be despatched to the different parts of the island. The island was glutted with foreign products, and trade was exceedingly dull. Two Weeks Later from Honduras.? We have files of the Observer, published at Belize, Honduras, to the 3d inst., brought by the schooner Ancona. They contain very little of interest to our people. The Indians who had recently taken the town of Bacalar, have requested that they may be allowed : to continue the commercial intercourse carried on by the former possessors, and also expressed their willingness to place themselves under the protection of the British Hag. The United States sloop of war Saratoga was looKea ror ai lienze. The new iron light house on Half Moon Key, is j said to be a splendid piece of architecture, and j will be completed about the 1st of July. Mr. Fitzgibbon, editor of the Obterver, who, it is said, is a citizen of the United States, was to ! have been released from prison on the 29th of May, after a confinement of three months. The fine of jCIOO, imposed upon him at the time of his convicI tion for libel, was remitted by the governor. A number of Indians had been murdered on the 1 : British side of the Hondo, and their bodies thrown i into the river. One Spaniard was also found horribly mutilated. The affair created some interest at Belize, and at the last accounts an investigation was going on. Steamers Coming.?The Sarah Sands, sixteen days out, from Liverpool, is now due at this port, , with three days later news than that received by i the America. The Britannia, also, for this port, I will be due to-morrow. She was to have left Liverpool on the 10th inst. The Cambria, for Boe! ton, is out five days, having left on the 17th. Thk Acadia left yesterday at 12 o'clock, noon, for Halifax and Liverpool, with 46 passengers, and $123,125 in s|>ecie. City Intelligence. Arrival or Ma. C. Edwards Lrster.?Among the arrivals of distinguished persons In our city, fow have boon greeted by warmer or more numerous friends than C. Edwards Letter, Esq . who has just returned from a six years' service of the government, in Italy. Few American writers stand so high in Italy. His works have been translated into Italian; and the republican revolution recently accomplished in that country, has given popularity t6 the bold and democratic principles of this writer. Mr. Lester has received honors from several of the Italian sovereigns, particularly from the present Pope, who invited him to Home and presented him with a medal. He has been mado a mem l)?r 01 many oi mo iu?r?r/ ?u?ivi.iob ui nojjj uuu iu va rious Italian journal* the praise hat been awarded to hiin of having written the ableit essays and picture* of Ita1 lian life and manner*, for a long time publiehed from the pen of a foreigner. We are Informed that Mr. Leeter 1* about publi*hing an elaborate historical and political work, to be called ''Italy, and the New Pope " Si* year* re*ldence in Italy ha* certainly given him rare facilities for executing such a work with ability. The eye of thu world 1* now flied intensely on that beautiful I but devoted country; and a history of her heroic proi gres* from despotism to freedom, under the auspice* of I the great i'iua IX. will be received with interest by the ' world, at the present moment. Mr. Lester's friend* will be pleased to learn that he will take up his final rej sidence In New York or it* vicinity. Another Grand Rally of the ''Irish Republican | Union1' was held la*t night, at Kort Green K.lo. quence, burning and powerful, from Caylu* King, of ' Georgia, and other distinguished men. aroused the highest feeling. Men. women and children came forward with their humble but potent contributions for | '-a glorious fight in Ireland 1 From observation, we deem this the true phalanx for Ireland, as they are not j to be suspected of anything else than an enthusiasm to die for glorious America or Ireland, and they scorn all local interfer nee In the political struggle* between democrats and whig*. They appear to go purely for sustslning a fight In Ireland The money poured in freely. The enthusiasm was undiminished, and they assi mbled again in fire, flame and musie, on Dergen'* Hill, near the Atlantic Hock, at 8oath Brooklyn, with tha' Irish Brigade " at 7 o'clock, to receive men, money and arms for Ireland. Tur hniH f-AT or Lisertt.? Among the puitni gere of the Acadia which sailed yesterday for I,iverp?<ol Ik M. L. Onymar, who I* entrusted with the euro of that cop of liberty presented to the French consul, . by oorne of the citizens of New York. M. O id deputed by the coneulote to offer thin testimony of American friendship and sympathy, to the republican government of France. Mkdicai. Lectures.?Dr Boetwlek has commenced a course of lectures to geatlemen, on a subject said to iinjsots treated (>t afe to i"' made plain by th? use <?t orrect and beautiful drawings, It, |y worth tti? at entlon of tboss who hare leisure to make thetnsetre* tcquainted with physiology aud medicine Amis' Pictures of the Temptation and Lxpulxion of \dim and Kve, will shortly be exhibited at Peughkeeplie and ut ' rati'gx. These paintings are highly; ipoknn i l'. InqcasTS.- An inquest was held by Coroner Walters yesterday, on the body of a man uamed James Shea, at So. 21 Batavia street. who. it appeared had been se- , rerely bruised between the dock, at foot of Catharine narket. and the steamer Cataline. yesterday morn- : ag. He died subsequently in the hospital. Verdict accordingly. Another inquest was held on the body of u German, lamed Pierre Duvenberger. who came to his death by Irownlng. Fouud at the foot of Dey street. Verdict mp.ordinirlv The body of an unknown man wax found floating n the water, near the xteamer'x dock, in Jersey oity. j from the apearunee of the body, it must have been in | he water some time. The head, one of the arms, and egx were almost off. An inquest wax held, and the : rerdict rendered, found drowned. Theatrical awl meitcxi. Nihlo's, A?toh Place.?The audience present, last ivening. at this place of amusement was not so numerous as usual. However, the charming Danseuses VI;n noises performed their wonderful ballets with that precision and ensemble, for which they are so renowned, as well in New York as throughout the United States. The "Chinese Bababilu.'' the novelty of this week, elicited roars of luugbter and the greatest ipplauxe from the delighted persons there present. We liave never seen such a lovely sight us that of those enrantM, disguised in male attire, their faces adorned with nustachois, and jumping in the Chinese style. The vaudeville company performed also, in a very creditabl. manner. The bill of this evening is very attractive' rhe Viennoiso children will appear in "LaTyroll Iine." "Le Pas das Hmrprs." an.) the Chinese while the vaudeville company will perform the little :omedy ofthe ''Four Sisters," in which Mrs Mac dor ' irlll appear, and the domestic sketch of "Uucle Foozle." which was received, last night, with great applause. Chatham Theatre.?As might have been expected. ;he Chatham theatre has done excellently well during ;he engagement of Mr. A. A. Addams. the celebrated .ragedian. His reputation is so deservedly gr> at. and tie is so well supported in the pieces in which he ap>ears, that the lovers of the legitimate drama cannot ail to be attracted to the Chatham during his engage neut. Indeed, under tho present management, no 'ault can be found with this favorite little place of irausement. This evening Mr. Addams will appear as Jurwin. in the drama of "Therese, or the Orphan of 3eneva." Bulwer's play of the '"Lady of Lyons," will likewise form part of this evening's entertainnents. A rich bill, surely. Castle Gardew.?This popular summer resort was extremely well and fashionably attended last evening, when the entertainments were highly interesting. The favorite petite comedy of "Beulah Spa," was performed for the first piece, and elioited considerable applause. After which Mrs. Harriet Philips, Miss Philips, And Mr. George Holman, favored the audience with a truly pleasing and varied "Musical Olio," consisting of in excellent selection of seme of the most admired >peratic compositions. Tne entertainments of the evening concluded with the fanciful burletta of -Water Witches." in which the popular comedian. Mr. Holland, was very successful. To-niaht tho "Concert Olio" is to bo repeated: the sterling drama of --Lavater. the Physiognomist," is to be represented in true colors. Phe scenery for this piece is very flue, and has been procured at considerable expense. Mr. Holland will also figure conspicuously in the farcetta of "Family Jars." Those beautiful cosmoramas have also recently been re-arranged, and a poep at them alone is worth the price of admission, without saying a single word of the fine sea breeze. Tabernacle?M. Strakosii's Concert ?The soiree of this celebrated pianist, whose eulogies havo been already registered in all the papers of our city, will take place this evening within tho spacious walls of the Tabernacle. No doubt this concert will be attended by all the amateurs of the great art and true sclenco on the instrument which gave such fame to Eist, Do Meyer, Thalberg. Herz. and many other distinguished performers. The style of M. Strakosh is altogether neat, brilliant and agreeable j its compositions are elcgaut I and produce the greatest effect. All those who have had the Dleasuro of himrinir M M ?t \ililn', in I several private houses, pronounce him equal to all that i has bten said of him throughout Europe. M. Strakoah will be assisted by Signora Catharina Darilt, Patti. Slg- I norina Amalia Patti, M. Schriever the talented violi- | uist. and Maestro liarili, who will preside at the piano forte. We refer for the particulars of this concert, to the programme, whioli is made up with iucompurable taste, and will give great pleasure to those who will favor M. Strokosh with their compauy. Wo may foretell a very numerous audience for this evening. Stkver miikiichi: Musical Comfaxv.?The performances of this highly talented company lust evening. at the Tabernacle, elicited the most enthusiastic applause, throughout. The Tabernacle was crowded to excess, by a highly fashionable and select audience; among whom were many distinguished and popular artists The programme was most attractive, and tho inimitable uud extraordinary ability of this popular musical (roupc. could not fail to secure a jam audience, even in this spacious edifice. We have seldom seen an audience wound up to so perfect a "pitch," to use a familiar musical phrase, as were tho vast assemblage who had collected last evening, at the Tabernacle, under the thrilling intiuence of the magic performance of this splendid band. Ferdinand's quadrilles by Strauss, were enthusiastically applauded.? "Sounds from Home." drew down rapturous applause, and the " Railroad Gallop," elicited the loud uud continued plaudits of the entiro audience. We havo never heard a bund of musicians more perfect?more accomplished?or, who seem to possess u more thorough acquaintance with the " nrt divine." than this i>up?rru uouy 01 musician*. and mo immense crowd who wore present to witness their performance, shows the just appreciation in which their high capabilities anil merits are held. Wo were much surprised to learn that the late agent, Mr. Keiche, and the company, hare had some misunderstanding, which, we trust, will be settled amicably before the next evening's performance. We would recommend all who have a soul to enjoy ' the concord of sweet go and hear this splendid band, on Friday evening next, at the Tabernacle. Christy's Minstrels.?With break-downs on the true Virginia principle, anil negro overtures, medleys, duet*, and what not. Mechanics' Hall is crowded every night to hear and sco this famous band of minstrels. When they leave us. they will leave behind them a 1 blank, that cannot well be filled. There is no such , thing as gettlDg tired of the amusements which they i offer. The oftener one sees them, the oftenor lie wants ! to seo them, and this is the groat secret of their sue- | cess. Vauxhall Saloon.?Alexander, the Magician, is ] holding forth at this place of amusement, and with great success. His tricks are truly surprising. It would, Indeed, puzzle the wisest of our sharpers to detect the manner in which he performs them. His metamorphoses are truly Ingenious, and defy discovery. He is really an adept In the black art. and not only astonishes, but frightens, all who behold his wonderworking*. Banvard's Panorama.?This magnificent work of art is as attractive as it ever was. if wo may judge by the numbers who duily visit it. It would be desirable that il were permanently in this city; but. us the enterprising owner and painter intends to take it to Europe shortly, it behooves ail who have not seen it, to do so before it is taken from the country. The Lehman Family ?These talented artists, who number in their rank the pretty Adelaide, that lovely danseuse who met with such success la?t year In our city, arrived yesterday afternoon in a brig from ( uPa. The company is complete, and will probably soon appear ; perhaps at Nlido's. Aslor place. Messrs. Lehman. father ; his son. Antoine ; the celebrated Ms"etti ; the incomparable Feriu. form a society which will rival with the Ilavel Family, and will give great enjoyment to the people of New York. Maubice Sr rakosni.?Tills eminent pianist purposes giving a concert at the Tabernacle this evening. Thnre is no doubt that his fame aud reputation would be sufficient to attract a large nudience; but when it is known that he will be assisted by the Slgnoras Patti. Signer Bariili, and Mr H?nri Seliricver. wo are assured that it will bo exceedingly large. In the progammo. we observe several overtures, cavatinas. and variations: to perform which at the present day. roquires a degree of skill of no common order. We shall attend and report this concert for the benefit of our readers. Madam Anna Bishop's concerts at St. Louis, Mo . are crowded every eveuing. The Dttily New Era speak* in the most glowing term" of hir sweet strain-, and inimitable execution. She is decidedly the most finished artist in tills country. Boelisa has recovered hia late I ml iannxit inn ftml now moves fit, Hit. like a corporation Boiir\>on?many persons, It l? said, take him for Louis Philippe save that the ex-king had to "hangup his fiddle,''but Bochsa continue* to play with the "Harpist*.'' Broadway Theatric.? V Postscript.?The following note, written in a female hand, speaks for itself, and Lester too:? Pear Bennett:? Po tell why you did not mention Lester in your notice of the 11 roadway Theatre, this morning? I ntn suro ho is superior to Hny artist you have mentioned. Ho is also a splendid looking fellow, fine, Intellectual face, handsome form, magnificent legs, and, in fact, erery thing to make a woman dead In lore I do besecon you to say something of him In to-morrow's paper, and oblige a constant render, lie has such a soul-stirring look, so handsome, and yet so modest. Do say something of him to-morrow, or I shan't be your friend. Vour's, LUCY WAT Kit MAN. Tuesday morning. Bond street. Mr. George VandenliotT has thrown up his engage??* " o I Kn Itp/inilnrnu flintilrn The American Musical Institute takes itsannuai excursion up the Hudson river to-morrow; the steamboat leaves early in tho morning Sporting Intelligence. Tsottivo.?The deslro of seeing f.ady Suffolk and Lady Moscow contend In harness, two miles heats, will, beyond doubt, attract a large crowd to the Ccntreville Course, this afternoon. Their last engagement *? to wsgons. the same distance?on which occasion one heat was performed In 6:13, and won only by a throat, latch. The nags have, since that time, been improving in condition; and the contest this afternoon naturally excites much Interest, as Is ever the ease when liorsm of siioh renown are to contend. The facilities for visiting the track are good?the Long Island Kailroad dtiaiiiiiMlliiiiiittflNiiiilk TKLEftRlPHIf mWlJ&ML XMFORTANTjirKOM TTTIOA. liREA'T INFLUX OF DELEGATES TO T1IK BARNBURNERS' CONVENTION. Probable Nomination of Martin Van Buren for the Presidency. &e, &c. ic. Utica. June 21, 1848. The delegates to the Barnburners' Convention are arriving in great numbers from all quarters. The trains from the East and West are crowded with them. Ohio, Illinois, and some other Western States will have representatives present; Connecticut also. About one thousand delegates ure already here. Considerable enthusiasm exists among them. Herkimer county sends five hundred men. John Van Buren will arrive in the next trutn from the West. A nomination for the Presidency will certainly be made, or Una division ot the democratic party will be abandoned by some of its best and most influential men here, such as Rathbun, Crane, Sec. Martin Van Biiren will positively receive the nomination for the Presidency. In his letter to the convention he declines the distinction; but the convention will claim a right to the services of any democrat favorable to its peculiar views. Mr. Van Buren will he forced to accept the nomination, for the delegates aver that the democratic party has made a great sacrifice for him, and that it is entitled to his sendees in return. He also writes that he cannot vote for Cass, and repudiates the Baltimore convention. He urges the barn, burners to make a nomination, and goes the " entire swine" for the Wilmot proviso. His letter will occupy about one column of the Herald. Great tilings are in prospect. You shall be kept early advised of every important mov mcnt. Later from the Far Went. St. Louis, Mo., June 21, 1&48. The steamboat Mississippi h<s_ arrived from Fort Childs, two miles above Fort Kearney. The Oregon battalion was there on the 1st inst. Col. Powell had concluded a treaty with the T> T_J ...L_ L. I-J -- -L - TT?. J x a>vucc luumiig, wuu uavi- ucuru iu uie united States the Grand Island establishment, with Fort H. The Pawnees were in a distressed condition for want of provisions. They were afraid to hunt, being at war with all the surrounding tribes. Col. Powell provided them with means of subsistence and protection. Markets. Boston, June 21.?Flour?The market was dull, and for common brands, lower prloes wore accepted?sales reach 1500 barrels, including Michigan, good Oswego, and other Western brands, with Oenesee. Sic., at %b 75 a $0. Corn?Wo notlco sales of 10 000 bushels Western mixed, at 49c. and flat yellow, at 64c. Rye?Continued firm; 600 bushels sold at 72c. Oats?3000 bushels changed hands at 40c. Ai.bxnv, June 21.?lleceipts by canal within the past 24 hours. Flour 6000 barrels ; Wheat. 2000 bushels ; Corn, 7400 do. Sales of 1000 bbls Flour, including Oswego. Black Rock. See., $5 25. Corn?A 1st of 10.000 bushels old mixed, deliverable in New Vork, was offered at 52c. llye and Oats were without particular change. Provisions?Nothing of amount doing. The Great Cherry Festival at Randall's Island. The annual cherry festival at Randall's Island came olT yesterday, under the superintendence of the Alms House Commissioner, Moses G. Leonard, Esq. As is usual on such occasions, at about ten o'clock, five stages, provided for the members of the Common Council, and their families, lett the City Hall for the great feust ; besides which, hundreds went by the railroad and private conveyances. Arriving at the island, a most beautiful scene presented itself. The small cottage near the place of landing was completely hidden from view by large cherry trees, laden with delicious fruit? and the whole place presented a scene rarely to bo met with. The new buildings, recently erected for the orphan children, stand upon the corner of the hill, about the centre of the island, and are really, in the beauty of their construction, worthy of imitation for any similar purpose. They are well ventilated, and kept in die most perfect order, while every care and attention is paid to the proper education of the children. The company continued to.arrive until about cmo'clock, during which time the gentlemen were busily engaged in gathering cherries for the three hundred ladies who graced the occasion with their presence, and they were of a choice stamp. The most literary as well as beautiful ladies of the city, were there, and seemed happy in contributing to the pleasures of the day. At om- o'clock, Mr. Leonard proposed to visit the buildings where the children were locuted ; and the wlmle party started, first going to the building used for education I purposes. On the first floor of the building, which is used as a chapel, were about tlnee hundred children, every one of whom presented a neat and tidy appearance. Mr. Leonard c illed upon Alderman FrankVit? to speak to the children, winch lie did. He spoke of the institution, and of the glorious jesnlts arising from it. There were men iu the city of New York who had risen to high stations in life who owed nil they were to the care and proper fftunagement of tbeir i-rhic.ition while ;it the birma on/I ... ... iK> doubt but niony who then heard his voice, might rise to eminent stations in society, hy a proper observance of the instruction imparted to them by those who hud the care of t^cir education, niid morals. II" sincerely hoped they would follow the good example set them, tVnd not onlynrepare themselves for the business concerns of life, but as Christians, that tlicy lnight'n^ke holy men and women, and b" oru unentsto the church ; that they might, in the eternal clay, be prepared to meet the (lodol It aven, and be permitted to join O the host of tli" redec naea, at hi? right hand. 'l|| 1 scene was very impressive ; and during the dt^P ^ very of llie remarks, tlie children paid the most ^ earnest attention, and seemed fully to oomprehend the full meaning of all the apeaker said. The company then proceeded to the second ? story, a part of which was partitioned off as sleeping apartments; the remainder is n large room, also a school room. The commissioner announced that?as the company mostly were strangers, and might suppose the children had be?n previously drilled, if the que-nons were propounded by the. teachers?he would a;-k them such questions as suggested themselves to his mind, and the accuracy of their answers would show the care taken to instil into their young minds, such instruction as would prove of lasting benefit to them. He then put queitions on astronomy, geography, and the recent histories of the I nited States and of Europe; all of which were an w rtd with promptness and th> greatest accuracy ; and when asked where they obtained a knowledge of the recent events of Europe and of this country, replied that tlvyhad read the newspapers Th?* exhibition was highly gran I lyillti l" rx I.? *?nr |U?:-.-r Ml. -"kll'l till- I A-lIlll IlilMUII I wit.i concluded, they sangseveral national songs, I among which were "Hail Columbia," and h ?nig d?diented to tleneral Tuylor. entitled "Rough and Rendy." Leaving this building, they proceeded (o the nursery, where were about two hundred inlant?, innny of whom are foundlings, their ugo ranging from three months to three years, rmd though so young, thrso who were old cnon li to walk , were perfectly quiet mid subservient to me will of'those who have the charge of thai departi nient. There are, comparatively, very few girlu j among the children. I laving inspected all the huildI ings, tno next move was towards tlie grove, where | a most sumptuous repast was prepared. The ladies, of course, came in first, and the sight was I most beautiful ; nut |e:-s than tliree hundred and fifty, and pretty creatures they were too, all seated, and discussing the good things of life. There wns plenty of something considerably stronger than wafer on the table ; but that remained untouched, until after the ladies had finished. The gentlrincn present did not wait for the table to he cleared; but that no more time than possible should lie consumed, took the bow in hand and went to work. All the while, seated beneath the branches of'a spreading oak, i yyvi.j t"v? immn; ? MM IIIIIS, II ISCUSSlll^ IIIUSIC ? sweetest strain.". The ilmncr being over, the next thing to lie attended to, was the clam bake, williont which, the festival would lose one ot its most interesting features. And away the whole party started for the shore, where the elmns were baking. It was really amusing to see one man, who seemed to have more care for the ladies than for hiniset , natch iiji a loaf of hrend under his arm, and mow* , oil", while both h inds were filled with bottles of catsup, knives and forks and tumblers?and one of [ the crowd did not forget the great companion ot