Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 5, 1848, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 5, 1848 Page 1
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' 1 t i1: NO. 5207. CD VT GAM Ul'llAtlGTI) ITIAV liLi ouiii 1/iiiTi v in 1 111 i iVil IN THE NINTH WARD. , VAN BUREW AND ADAMS SPEECn OF JOHN VAN BLREN, AND OTHERS. Tar Barrels and Torches. Thejriends of Van Buren, Adams soil, <of the Ninth ward of the ci y of New York, held , a mass meeting, last eveuir.g, in Abtngd >n square, ! at the junction of Hudson and Bleecker streets, J for the purpose of aiding in the formation of the , Tpflerson'nn Leatrue of the Ninth ward, and the promulgation cf the principles of the free soil ' party. About one thou>.ind persons were as- j sembled at the time uppomted ; and it having been announced that John Vun Buren would speak, he was called upon long before the meeting was organized. Not arriving at the time up pointed, and the meeting having been called to order,Ju Mr. Schall'er amused the audience with a Van Buren sjieech, until lie made his appearance > J>lr. Vill UUK17I rjMJKF ?? IUIIUWD 1 IUUK JUU 101low citizens, for ibo kindness wub which you have received my coniirg forth to comply with your invitation to address the fiiends of free soil and the JefTersonian league of this ward tc-u;ght. Vou are about to enter on a presidential election, uud naturally and properly the questions to be parsed upon by the people at that I election, occupy the public mind, l'rominent among these is the question of human slavery?a question that has agitated this republic from its foundation?and which is now presented for the careful consideration of every American citizen. Washington, Jefferson, and i all the parties of the revolution, dm not hesitate to denounce this curse as an evil from which we must eventually escape. It was In existence in several of the old thirteen States. S i of them Lad slavery, and it was with that consideration that it was permitted to oontinue,tbut in course of time we would get rid of it. so that of the old thirteen States, a majority would soon be nonslaveholding. The enure tcriuory of tire United States was consecrated to freedom by the ordinance of 1787, which prohibited the introduction of slavery in the territory which it reft rred to. From that territory, five States have been formed, making the proportion twelve free and six tluvehtlding States. Such was the condition of the republic at its forjuaticfc Slavery continued to be denounced by every patriot of that day, and even the be. *, intellects o' the South looked upon it in the light. S'nee that time, Texas, Florida and Louisiana. have been added to this Union, and l'roin tbem end iunn the original tUvu .States, fifteen slave States. in n'l hare been formed, amounting exactly to one half in number of the Stutes of this Union At this crisis the question is presented to you, whether t Li- Union ia to b? a uiijnrity of slave or non-slaveholding State*; and this question is to be determined by the future aotion of this government. Texas was annexed to this country, a war with Mexico being entered into for the purpose. Thoso who wanted to force that territory into this Union, would not wait till the boundary was adjusted. All the people of the United States desired eventually the annexation of Texas, without a war with Mexico, after having adjusted its boundaries ; but the southern flaveholdlag States insisted on making tho immediate annexation of Texas the controlling issue in the iast residential eieotion. For that purpose they made it the only test in 1844 of eligibility to oflice. They forced the democratio party to take the positiou of being in favur of the Immediate annexation of T< xas. Th y forced on us a President' who should himself be a slaveholder. Regardless of the war l-nging with Mexico, and regardless of the pledges made by Benton, "lair, Dix. and others, who opposed the alialr.-lon of Texas till her boundary was adjusted, the President proceeded to annex it without, aud thus brought on the war with this oountry, which lasted for eighteen months, in the a loss of thirty thousand live', it is for the people of dhis oountry to inqulie. now that these brave men have fallen?now that a debt of fifty millions is contracted? iflt was by corrupt intrigue that this measure was forced on the country, aud this war brought about, whieh has entailed to much suffering. While tho war laged. we all support d it. While the country is at war, we would prosecute it. We all contributed, by our means and votes, to sustain It and prosecute | it to an honorable termination. But the termination wao utou tc?vucu, nuvi iuo lutjuu j uu it is wumucr lUUb war was just nnd ueceesary--whether the government Should be continued iu the Laud* of those by whom the war was brought about?whether wo shall put in Office one who not only approved of it. but one who proposed to go to wur lor o4 40, on Oregon?whether we are to put iu oliiee the man who led the troop* from Corpus tbri.-ti, and thus brought on immediately the war, which might hare been avoided? When it became apparent Ibut territory would be added to the United States. Mr. WUmot. uf Pennsylvania, introduced a proviso, requiring that the territory which wa were about to acquire, aud which was then free, should be kept free. Mr. King introduced into the 1 next Congress a similar provision; but neither of these gentlemen proposed to make it a test on the Presidential election. The South, however, now, as in the case of Texas, insist on making thut the test of eligibility to offlco. They in-istthat no inan should bo a candidate unless he is of opinion that slavery ought to be extended to the freo territory. They insisted 1 that they would, under do necessity, support any man, [ except en that basis. 1 ney compelled General Cass, ! who had previously avowed hi< laith in the Wilmotpro- 1 viso, under threats that they would not support any vsuuiuniv nuu uructcu iu iuhv jjjurn1/, vu uuuiuriu his political belief to tInt*. uud to denounce and vole Against the proviso which be had previously supported. So the nomination of eleneral C*m wm made by the Ballimuie Contention. The democracy of this State was not beard in that convention. Two sets of delegates of known conflicting views were admitted ft was known they would naturally have one It was known that the real delegates would not sit in that convention, and th cou-eijuence was that New York 'wag not heard. Is that a national convention when New vork U left out 7 Is that a real nomination wheu New York was not heard .' Is that nomination, then, binding on this State or ou tile Union? Thus thought the Buffalo Convention, and another candidate has been put forth wl.o is known to you You know that it was not bis wish to bo nominated. I was myself a delegate to that convention. 1 voted for Gardiner, and electioneered for him 1 stated that the gentleman who was event nominated would not Accept, and 1 did all in uiy power to defeat his uoinition ; but I was o.erruled. and the nomination was made. The whig party nominated General Taylor. They did so, how 7 Because he declared his determination to run whether they nominated him or not. They nominated him, and they threw overboard one of their tried statesmen- a man whom i have always opposed; and 1 presume no better tost of his fidelity to the whig parto could be given, than thitc I opposed him Always, and in every way. His fidelity to his party was admitted, and why was he not available? 11 wa* because he was opposed to slavery. In my opinion. the nomination of General Taylor has. thus far, most conclusively shown the intelligence of the American people. He has got but two States thus far. It is a favorable hign for a public man. when the prominent men of bis own party support him; but General Taylor has been in the tleid now for ninety days, and who can tell whether ttie prominent whig* in the (Jnion intend to support him or not! Will vtr. Clay support him? "Will M?. Webster vote for him? Mr. Webster say a that alter niuety days unxiyu. reflection, ho has come to tbe conclusion t" Keep the promise that he made before the nomination He says, I' is one of the worst nominations thai could be nmde. but that as he has been nominated, he will not oppose him But I think. If elected at all, be i? to be elected by those who will enppcrt him and not by there who will not oppose him. And as this eleclo u is within sixty Uays, this Daniel , must come to judgment soon. (Laughter) The course thus taken by the two old parties of the Union?the people claiming fo represent demo- } crats and whig*. but, In representing no one hut themselves?Induced the assemblage of the Buffalo Convention Mr Van Bttren then explained at length the platform of that body, and said that there was no intenli u to interfere with the question of slavery in the old states, but avowed Its intention to resist eternally its extension beyond its present limits. The evils of slavery In the ub,tract, ne said i lie would not discus M<- then went Into the southern system of representation. by which ? Southern man with five tlnoi would count f >ur, while a Northern man. be he ever so rich or Influential, ran only hare one vote, and dilated at great length on the advantages to the Noilh and to emigrant* to have the new territory free irom slavery, about the dignity of labor, kc. tic said thi< was In fact the government cf the laboring msn, and established for his elevation. Oregon has b?eu secured as free territory, end so must New .Mexico and California. He denied that the battle Is to be postponed till 1863. It will be fought in IH4H; and evi ry candidate for alderman, member of assembly, Ur , will be obliged to take his pi sition on tins sulyert at an early day.? [ The North is now united for the first time in the history of the country, on this question. .All other questions have been allowed to rust; and. In addition, the flee soil men have a large portion of the South with them on It. Mr. Van Buren read a letter from Alabama, inviting him to be presont at a free soil organization, as an evidence of the progress of the principle in the slave States. Mr. Jon* T. Dovlk hereupon came forward and eald ?the three candidate* they had to vot-> for, were (.'ass, Taylor, and Van Buren. (Cries of "Cass, Cass"') Care had the manliness to light openly in favor of slavery?(No, no)?as was to bo seen on reference to hie letters; and General Taylor had not openly declared in favor of slavery ; yet hu had don. so in private conversation*. (Cheers ) They bad many evidences which Went to show tha' I'nylor wit-la favor of slavery. (Cheers) The nsnie of Van Buren was prominently 1 and boldly before the public from the sta't. in the proceedings on the part of the bedy called "barn- ! burners " (Cheers ) It was subsequently brought forward on the occasion of tbo Uotfalo convention ?(eheerr)?end uo one could justify eny accusation , .against him of selfitli motives. (Applause) Mr D I litre briefly ?dv< rt< 4 C tho re'io < f ( pmistlon in the j ^ i E NE MOB South and tbe elavc qualification-, that gave a poarrr to the Southern voter to exereiao the franchice, pre vious 10 me urination 01 tne consiuuuon; ana reviewed the whole question of Southern slavery, which he denounced as incompatible with the institutions of the country. He next referred to the jealous pellcy of the South, in relation to the establishment of a mint in New York, which Southern interest voted down in Congress, b? cause objeotion was made to establishing one in Charleston, a mere obscure town of the South, in comparison to New York. After which, Mr. D. concluded amid loud calls for Walker, Allen, and throe cheers for Van llureu. Mr. Van Winki.e next addrossed ihe meeting. In faTcr of the olyect for whieh they had assembled. The simple question before them, was one involving the simple issue of slavery on the one hund, and liberty on the other, (t'heeriog ) The candi lates itefore them, ho said, were well known to them, and they could easily select between them. (Cheers.) The South could not say they were unjust to them, because they wanted them to remain w h re they were, aud not go into States that were now free. (-'Hear, hear," and cheers.) Slaves wore not to bo considered property. It w as held so by the friends of freedom. They, in the North, contended that slaves were net property. (Applause.) To be suro. they could take property with them any wbeie fri in the South ; but slaves were not. (Loud applause) They should me. t it boldly, and' now put it down. (Applause) lie called on theui. 1 therefore, to support Vau Buren, as he was the great advocate of free soil aud fne principles. (Immense cheering) Mr. Bot'HHE next addressed the meeting, and was loudly applauded The mteting soon separated, after giving several enthusiastic cheers for Van Buren and free soil. Melting of tiie " Rough mill Ready" Whig Club, of Brooklyn. A meeting of the members of this club was held, last night, at the City Hotel, Fulton street, to give an opportunity to the lion T. Dutler King, of Georgia, and4ColoneI Haskell, of Tennessee, to address the whigs of llrooklyn on the claims of General Taylor to their support at the ensuing Presidential election. The meeting was respectably, but.not numerously, attended, there not being more than lrom three to four hundred pe'Eons in the room at uny period of the proceedings. Mr. SriNor,A, chairman of the club, presided on the occasion, and submitted a motion, that a committee of live?consisting of Messrs. Ashley, Under-wood, Fitk, Hutching*, and Leech?be appointed to dralt resolutions expressive of the sense of the meeting, which was unanimously agreed to. In the mean time. The Honorable Thomas Buti.kii Kino addressed the meeting. After some general remarks on the importance of the struggle iu which they were engaged, and the necessity lor harmonious action and untiring perseverance, he went on to say, that the democratic candidate (General Cass) had been doing nothing since bis return from Franco, but to stir the people for war and annexatiou. His very (looks showed that he was actually ready to swallow all Mexico. (Laughter.) There oan be no ?. ibt if elected President of the United Stales, the couuery would not be long preserved from that calamity. Providence., however, had not forsaken them?(applause)?but would yet secure lor theui the victory, if they were only true to themselves. (Cheers ) We had raised up for them a man who was ine Washington of the age? (cheers)?that master mind; tnut man without reproach?Zaobary Taylor. (Cheers.) lie would say a lew words with respect to the two principal candidates, rnd then, perbape, lie might say a word about tbe three candidates. It was a principal which they all adopted in private life, that a man who could not be trusted in small things, could not be trusted in greater. After tbe war of 1812, General Cass was appointed Governor of the territory of Michigan, at a salary of two thousand dollars, lie was also ex-offlcio manager of Indian allairs. No talary was provided by law lor this last oillce. Now, it might be expected that if he had auy regular claim, in addition to bis .-alary, he would seud in his quarterly account to the Treasury, lie did not <lo so, hwever; but in 1821 er '22, he sent in his account of $1500 a year, for what ho termed " other services." lie (Mr. K) believed he was paid $lbUU. Now,_in lfc-0. he sent another account; ur.d so en. from Dime to lime, lor these ' other rsrvices " he claimed RDd received from the War Department between sixty and seventy thousand dollars, under the head of extra services, in addition ?< ?>igregular ialary of t'O thuu.aud dollars. Not only that, but when he was Secretary of War be made another claim for thirty tiro thousand dollars, for1, further" service*. He (Mr. K.) would not be sure whether there dates were strictly correct, but the facts were so. and the documents were furthcoming to prove tbcin. New. lie contended, that he had no equitable claim whateTir to these sums, and be would ask, if such had been his conduit in small matters, and if he liad succeeded while receiving two thousand dollars a year, as Governor of the Teiritory of Michigan, to secure for himself one hundred thousand dollars mure, what might they expect would he his extra claims, if he were elected President of the United Stales, ?t h talarj of t?eutj-fiv? thousand dollars a year? (Cheers ) lie would new rcfrr to Xaohary Taylor, ile bad never received a doll >r fur extia services. The one General bad always banged the dollar*, and the otber bagged the enemies of hia country. (Cheers.) 1 he public men who bad served thin republic in Its infancy, bad been all poor men Some of those who bad lately done ho, had not been distinguished for their poverty or telf-sacritice. He then referred to General Cuss's military career, and designated him " the hero of Hull's surrender." (l.augbter) He contended, that General Cass bed uo rignt to surreuder at all on that occasion. With the exception of one little skirmish atterwarda. this was all ihat was ever heard of him duting the late war. it was said that he had broken his sword in consequence of that surrender; but that had been disproved. If, however. he had done so. he (Mr K ) thought it would have been better for him to have bioken it on one of the enemy. (Applause.) Then tiiere was his military reputation; and of his reputation in his civil capacity he had already spoken. He then alluded to the military reputation of Gen. Taylor, and defended him from the charges so often made against him, as to his inability to write his own despatches. After speaking in g.owmg termsof^the buttle of Buena Vista.wbicb proved so inccntroverubly the skill, consummate tact, and valor of the gallant general, he proceeded to say a few words with respect to the other candidate. Mr Van Buren. He was the same slippery, sly, and designing politician that he had been in 1840 ? (Laughter ) His administration bad been the most extravagant one that ever governed this country. The putilic expenditure of the country had been railed from thirteen to tblrty-mne millions of dollars, and he had appointed sixty-seven receivers of the nublic money dormer thut ilm? ytim- -nenntInn* koic too notorious to require any observation This man now proposes to come in on the shoulders of a notional party; and any man who did so must be considered as an enemy to the welfare *>f the oountry. (Applause.) it had been attempted to be shown that the wbigs of the Mouth were not faithful to the nomination of the Philadelphia Convention ; but tliey might rest assured that, there would be no deiellotioA on the part of the Southern higs ; and be would (take his life upon it, were it necessary, that tbey would be as true to the support of Fillmore, as to that of Zacbary Taylor. (Applause.) i lie thought the Irish, or foreigners, of this country, who had become adopted clliaens, had lately bad their eyes opened to the real feeling of both parties. When famine swept over the Irish people, the whlgs proposed, In Congress, that half a milium of dollari should be voted to relieve them; but the vote was negatiTed by the democrata (Cheers ) The democrats were all ''blarney'' to the Irish when they wanted anything of tbem, but when the Irish people wanted their assistance, it was refused. (Applause.) He concluded by saying, that be believed Providence was on thsir Bide, and that on November nest, the whig* would triumph, from one extremity of the oountrj to the other, and Gen. Taylor be the auooeaeful candidate. (Cheers ) Mr SnitoLA then read an Invitation from the whig* of Williamsburg, to attend a meeting there on Friday evening next, which was eocepted by the meeting. Mr. Aihi-ky, the Chairman of tbe Committee on Resolutions, then read t^e preamble and resolutions which were first adopted by the committee. They expressed their unanimous determination to support Taylor and Fillmore, and were warmly acoepted by the meeting. Uolonei. haskkll wh inn next speaker, and (m received with great applause. He said. that he felt great pleasure in meeting the citltcns of Brooklyn, on that evening, and that he had delayed throe day* long er In town for that purpose "l/6? libertut ibi patria wan IiIh motto He was proud to ray that ha represented the district of Davy Crockett. (Cheers ) He claimed that to be the best whig district in the I' nion. It wee en antl Jackson -Heury ('lay and Xacliary Taylor district (cheers) They were now in the midst of a great campaign, and three great parties wcie contending in the struggle Of these three candidates they had one to chose Tho rea-on why he followed the standard of Xach.iry Taylor in preference to the rest, he would briefly state. Much had been raid about the ingratitude rf the whig party in not putting forward Henry Clay. Now, for his part, he had helped to run up his majority, on one occasion, to 113 Id Tennessee, but. on the present occasion, lie saw no difference between the principles of these two statesno n: he claimed them both as ahigs, lie then ridiculed the resolutions of the Baltimore convention.? j iir uirione upneia wnai no one denied The raoODd drilled what no one opposed; and the third ??<erted exiry thing iu general and nothing In paitloular ? (( heir" arid laughter) All the addreMra of 0"neral < aM warn of the ram* charat ter. (Laughter) He then reh ired to the Tarn ua point* ol ddtnrenca between the great jaitiea-tho hank the tariff, and the Mex'van war wbleli he designated nn exj)'in"lTe, an unnatuial and outiageoua war, though he had had a goed deal to do with it After eutoring at aouie letgih int'' the difl reneea bclweeu the whig and the democratio party, winch long aince I .en worn tlircad-bere. hy con?t?nt repetition in iheae column- , he proceeded to take up thu olgectlon wlih-h the houlhein whig* are iB d to liare to Fillmore, and contend) d that thiy ri uld in t he mnda aec<<untab'n for i) e conductor ih? < harleaton loeofoen'a (Applau-e ) Alter making a leieeioti* attack on Martin Van Burnn and Ocneral t'Mi, ho raid, thai though a alar -holder, W YC NING EDITION.?TUES i if Xachary Taylor pledged hlmtelf to veto tun UMinot ! nrovifo. ha ICol. H 1 would denart hi. Klninhnl (Cheers ) After some further observation, In praise ! of General Taylor, be concluded, by Impressing upon tbem tbe Momitj of continuing their efforts till they had secured the triumph of the oand' late oi . choice. (Great applause.) A vote of thanks was then pa?sed to the min!l?-nn who bad done tbem the favor to address them on that occasion, and the meeting adjourned, with three oheers for General Taylor. Political Intelligence* onto. The whigs are trying a new system of tactics in Ohio, with the hope of thereby carrying tbe State election, which comes off in October. A section of the party haying, as is well known, disapproved of the nomination of General Taylor for the Presidency, it is deemed inadintsable by the wing leaders to insist upon a party test, with regard to the Presidency, for candidates for office, except to i ..i?. i < i . . lomiiiuic tuiiuiunirii iui electors ??i I'rrsiQsill itllH Vice President, kuown to be in favor of Taylor mid Fillmore. Hence ilie whip candidate for Governor, Seabury Ford, keens himself uncommitted on the subject of the Presidency, and all the efforts ol the democrats to draw him out have thus tar proved unsuccessful. Jn two strong anti-Taylor districts, Messrs. Giddtngs and (Jampbell have been nominated for Congress; and in this way the whig nominations are managed throughout the State, Taylor men being nominated only in those districts where the general is popular. If the whig party can be kept together until after the State election in October, and a whig triumph thereby secured, it is presumed that the party may be, by that time, or before November, reconciled as to the Presidential question. QKOltQIA. A mass meeting of the friends of Gen Taylor is to take place at Atlanta, in the western part of Georgia, on the 14th of September. " The friends of Old Zack," says a Georgian pajier, "are expected in thousands from Georgia, South Carolina Alabama, and Tennessee." Messrs. Toombs and Stephens, whig members of Congress, accepted the invitation of the democratic party to meet Messrs. Colquitt and Johnson, at Forsyth, on Friday, 1st mat., in a public discussion, 'xhese gentleman are regarded as the ablest stump speakers ol their respective parties in th State. One of the latter is cn ex-Senator, and the other at piesent a nu mber of the United QAnn?? T1 ? I? 1- __1.- t uiaico uciimc. iiicic is niucu political excitement in Georgia between the resjiective lriends oi Cass and Taylor. SOITIi CAKOMNA. The movement at Albany, in consequence of General Taylor's acceptance of the nomination ot the South Carolina democrats, appears to help Taylor in Charleston, and meetings iu javor ot the General for President continue to oe ueiu there, with increased zeal and energy. INDIANA. There are now three free soil papers published in Indiana. A free soil State convention, for the nomination of a Van liureti and Adums electoral ticl et, was to be held at Indianapolis on the 30th August. KENTUCKY. The Legislature elect stands as follows:? Whig. Drm. Senate 27 11 House G4 30 91 47 tVbig majority on joint ballot. 44. WISCONSIN. The Mihvaukie Sentinel publishes letters to show that the whig party in that Slate are generally united on Taylor and Killmore, while the democrats are divided as to CaBs aud Van Buren. General Alexander Andersoo, who was elected to the United.StHtes Senate by the Legislature of Tennessee, in 1H10, upon the resignation of Hugh L. White, has come out in favor of General Taylor for the Presidency. J/KMftKSSKB. Mr. Crittenden's niajoiiiy for Governor in the State is rejwmed ofii< ml at 8, l(?. Ilis inauguration takes place on Wednesday, 6th inst. w louisiana. Extract ol a letter to the editors of the MUlcdgtvillr Rtcorrirr, dated CorsiiAT-riE chutk. la , Augmt 1,1848. I expect you would like to hear how Taylor is getting along here. He is sweeping nearly every thing in this section. What few Cass men that are here, look down in the mouth, and pour out their wrath on Van Buren; for all their hope* were at the North, and now they give it up Taylor ha? done all this hirustlf. It has not been the work of ofllce-bunO-rs or politicians. Wo have not had any eleotioneeriog. for every man appears to be anxious lor the day to oome for old Xach to take tbe reins of government. illinois. The Chicago Trihwr publishes a letter from a democrat in Kane county, Illinois, pledging the vote of ten out of every twelve democrats, in that neighborhood, forVanBuren and Adams, and putting the oounty down as good for 1000 majority. Terrible Storm on tiie Missouri River.? Boats in yesterday report that, on the night of the 20th, a terrible and very destructive storm visited the country, and many ol the towns bordering on the Miesouri^nver. The first town injured was fct. Joseph. ine wind commenced blowing trom the prairies, between 11 Hnd 12 P. M., and in leas than thirty minutes, increased to a terrific gale. Much injury was done to the town; several persons were more or lees hurt, but no lives lost. The timber, farm houses, fences, <.Vc., for miles in width, were blown down, and everything on the track of the raging element laid waste. The court house, in the town of .St. Joseph, was unroofed; several other buildings sustained great damage; and many small frame and log tenements were blown entirely down. From thence the hurricane crossed the Missouri, and swept nearly every thing before it; passed over the Pluite country, doing much dan *ge in its course. Tne next town on the river sustaining much injury was Lexington ; j here its fury, it anything, was increased. Quite a number of houses were unroofed, the college ! among the number, the roof and entire gahle walls of which were blown down. Several perrons were injured, but none seriously. The court house and most of the two and three story buildings were more or less damaged, and the entire lots is estimated at over $2o,000. The steainer Sacramento, 111 the river, live nuics below, was blown from her moorings, and dow.i stream a nule i tr two. Fortunately, she struck a sand bar, and was thus saved f rom destruction. Her boiler deck and hurricane rool. lorward of the social hall, were torn up, and her chimneys blown down; and just in the height ol thestoim, fire was seen to issue front her, the sparks from the chimneys having caught several mattresses in the beriliB occupied by tne officers of the boat. Great consternation prevailed, and it was a scene more easy to conjectuie than describe. The storm lasted nearly two hours. Alter it subsided, the bout was brought to rights, and no one was found missing. During the contusion on board, two passengers and the pilot of the boat, Mr. Consaul, fell into the forward hatch, (the covering of which had been blown otl), and all were injured, Mr. Consaul very severely, and the other two slightly. The tire was soon got under, the chimneys raised, and the decks repaired, and the boat proceeded on her trip. It is not known to what extent the storm raged in the interior; but from its severity along the river, the presumption is, that a vast amount of property had Deen destroyed. Capital Conviction at Wilkesbarre, Pa.?A the late Court of Oyer and Terminer, for Luzerme county, held at Wilkesbarre, James Cadden was convicted of the murder of Daniel Gilligan, on the 10th of August. On the day of the murder, Gilligan was at work on a railroad at the mines. A gun was fired from a clump of bushes near by, which took effect uponGillig m, killing lum almost instantly. At the same moment, Cadden w as seen running tiom the bushes with a gun in his hand, which, with threats of violence he had previously made Hgaintl Gilligan, salistied the jury, who re* tinned m verdict of " CJuilty ot murder in tin* lir<u degree." Judge Cony uglnua pronounced Hie ei nuuee of deulh upon the pnu<>u< r. Police, Intelligence. Commotion at tkt Tombt ?quite a commotion wm created at the Tomb*, yesterday, among the officers, not in oonsequsnoe ot an extra rush of thieves, for they were remarkably scarce, but in oonsequeucc of His Honor, the Mayor, detailing several new officers to do the intricate business at the Tombs, in the planes of the old ones, who are transferred for other duties This sudden and unexpeoteu change was looked upon by the "outs," as an act quite unoalled for, while the "inn" considered it quite a wind fall, and weru well entitled with the Mayor's seleotion. Takm from a ThirfOfficer Keels, of the ftth ward, si rested an old shoplifter, called Mary Mitchell, yesterday, having in her possession a piece of unbleached muelin, evidently stolen from some store, suppl ed to be fr- m t anal street. An owner la wanted, apply to t aptain Carpenter, 6th ward atation home, 4k 1 nurd street, lbs w< waa locked up, to avail the ap peaiance of an ow for the goods. Jlvotktr ? John Hares, an old thief, was stoppc.l by officer Judge, of the fit It ward, yesterday, baring in his possession live Sheets, three pillow cases marked K U. II , one bed eprend, and a table cover An owner la wanted; apply lo the csptaln of the Oth ward popes, 48 Leonard street. IRK 1 DAY, SEPTEMBER 5, Xht Lightning Uw Case. Mr. Editor:? Can a general principle be patented 1 and, if bo, can a patent for steam paddle wheels cover the ecrew propeller, and other machines, merely because they are propelled hy the general principle of steam 1 Professor Morei*, it appears, clxims the general principle of communicating intelligence bv electricity. Can that be maintained ! The following very accurate description of the

general principle, and of Professor Morse's first machine, appeared in the Journal of the American Institute, forJanuary. 1838. It will repay the perusal at this time. Professor Mors", we understand, pronounced it accurate, and the best d"Scription that had been published, both ot the machine, and also of the general principle ol communicating intelligence. islectuo-magneti(: tele?hath. iiy * m km her [Read at the Stated Meeting of the iustitute ) To the Corretpanding Secretary. <f c. ? In compliance with your request. I herewith send you a brief deaoriptlon of the electro-magnetic telegraph of Proft-ssor Morse, who has recently completed an apparatus of tufllcicnt size and perfectiou, to demonstrate, in a very plausible manner, the practicability of ootnmunicatmg intelligence to any definite distance on the the agency of wire to "Onduct the gaivunic fluid, or voltaic electricity, (which, in the opinion of some philosophers, ih a modification of light) and is known to move with the rapidity of light itself Mr Morse employs copper wire conductors, ten miles long ; for convenh nee, this wire is wound on a reel; to prevent contact, the wire is covered with cotton thread which being a bad conductor, of course the voltaic electricity follows the wire in its course round the reel during the whole length (ten miles), the same as if the wire extended through the air. The spark or shook produced at one end, (by bringing tbe two poles of a galvanic battery in contact,) is instantly curried by the conducting wire to the other end, where a piece of soft iron, in h?rae-ahoe form, receives the spark, (galvanic fluid ) and instantly bennmnfl Mil f?l?nlrn.n>ftffnHL whit?h nnntinuaa oHrun. ti?g properties only ho long ax the poles are la contact at the other end. This facility of rendering iron magnetic, and divesting it again of ita magnetic propertied. com-tituten the medium of communicating any word, or number of words, in the dictionary. In the foregoing description there is nothing new, bo far aa regards discovery by I'rofessor Morse ; for the idea oi au electro-magnetic telegraph has been discussed a long time, and two or more plans for that purpose, were some time since patented in KngUnd. The possibility of communicating intelligence by this fluid, would naturally have suggested itself to Galvani, its discoverer, or to Volta, < arliele. Nicholson, Cruiksbanks, Or. Wollasten, Sir Ii. Davy, and others, by whom the electro-magnetic and electro-chnmical soisnce have received their gradual and beautiful dov elopement. The improvement discovered Morse consists of two rc.ty lnge?l0UB machines, one at each end of the wire, to communicate the intelligence In the most portable form, and to receive and register it with great expedition and facility. I will deecribe it thus:?First station?a dictionary, with a number for every word in the language?types, resembling pieces of a saw-blade, having from one to nine teeth to represent the nine digits; these types arc, say, one and three quarter inches from bottom to fowor part of the teeth and one quarter Inch more for height of tooth, would make them two inches , also, types two inches high, without teeth, and of various breadth', to represent spaces, (the space type are connected with the digit type, but i will treat them as distinct, in order to explain more clearly their use); there are also type one and three quarter inches long, and half an inch br<ad. to represent a cypher. Now, supposo the communication to be? Steamboat Caroline burned, 11,346 106 73 tha number under each word ia there registered in the dictionary. The types arc now put in a long groove. v-y?vvv-ywv?yyyyv y 1 i ?yyvvv yyyyyyy?yyv The first is n tooth, or notch, to allow the lever to fall once?then a email space to denote a full character?then notch and spnee, thiee notches ?space, four DOtches- apace, five notches, and then long space to denote the end of a word. New, a new word commences with n notch for 1?a small space?then a short type or space for 0?then lire notches for 5, and so on. Directly OTer the groove of types is a lorer. working on a pivot at the rear end, and held up at the end in front ot the type by a flat arm or leg, fastened firmly to the lever, and resting on the groove or long space ahead ot the type, and as high as the top of the teeth; on the end of the lever next to the arm are two oopper points, connected and bent downwards. This machine Is connected with a galvanic battery (rruikshanks'), and also connected with the ten mile length of wire. The groove containing the types is to move underthe lever by a cog-wheel and crank, which is now turned by hand, and the operation commences thus :?The end of the flat arm sinks into the first tooth, which lowers the lever enough to allow the connected copper points on the end to fall into two caps of mercury, which instantly brings in contact the positive and negative poles, and sends a shock or .-park to the Second station?the types continue to pass underthe lever, and when the end of the flat arm Is on the top of the teeth, or on spaces of the same height, the copper points must he raised out of the mercury, and 1b shock or spark, ceases but as often as the flat arm falls into a toother on a space of same height (for cypher), the shock or spark must be continued I will now leave this, to describe the machine, and effect produced at the other end of the ten mile wire. The second station, or place t" receive intelligence, has a piece of iron in form of a horse shoe, connected wtlh the great conducting wire; the horse-shou is horizontal and in front of it is a cylinder, around which is fastened a sheet of paper ; (.his cylinder is ??" ? ?? t?u?i bi*u iu iniiTM one men rorwaril at, every revolution Between the cylinder and horseshoe Is n horizontal steel bar ? fixed iuto this bar is a pentagrnph. holding a pen or pencil?this bar is also moviable, ani the instant the horse-shoe receives the shock or spark from the wire, it becomes an electromagnet, and attracts the bar to it. while the pen or penril is by that motion forced against the paper oo the cylinder, and again withdrawn, as often as the fiat arm at first station is raised to the top of the teeth or typ*s. 'J he first spark which reaches the second station, rings a btil to warn the keeper of news ; the cylinder from that moment receives and continues a motion of equal speed with the groove of types, and at the end of the communication the pen will have made on the paper a register similar to the following : lip to tlir first large space the dots correspond to 11 345, which, in the dictionary, is the number for Stiambont. Up to the next large space they make 106. which answers to Caroline; and the remaining dots make Id. which, in the dictionary, stand against Horned This much can he done on the present apparatus of Professor Morse, in about six minutes ; and it is probable that the same result would ensue, and in tte enme space of time, if the wire was 600 or 5.000 miles long. Protestor Morse proposes to encase tho wire in h aden tubea, filled with pitch, and to lay them under ground, and on the bed of rivers. The principal objection to this machine, is tho probability of water (a second rate conductor) r"arhlug the wire, and attracting all. or diminishing the force ot the galvanic lluid tiefore it reachea its destination. But it ia supposed by a great inauy good judges, that the galvanic lluid would continue to follow the host conductor (copper wire), notwithatanding water should reach it at every mile or foot on the route If euch t..nv,...nray? ui 'rnill'U UJ f I |>!T111H* D I. It Will 111011 DP possible to communicate the account of a shipwreck from Cape Horn or Terra del Kuego to New 1 ork In IfM than an hour! 80 much for the derelopementa of a science discovered by Oalraoi merely from seeing the effect produced by two cold metals touching the nerves of a dead frog. Cask of Digamy.?A correspondent in Chieopee furnishes ns with the following history of 11 villanons Case of bigamy, that lias just been exposed in that village :?On the 20ih of April last, Charles W. Follettand wife engaged as weavers in the employ of the Dwight Co at Chieopee. and worked until the 9ih of May, when Follelt left for Boston, or some place East on the sea shore, on account of poor health; leaving his wife still at work in the null. She received one or two letters from him alter he left, from different places, 111 the eastern part of the State. On going to the office one day. for a letter, she found one lor him; took it out, ana found it to be a letter from another wife he had, living in Otsego, New York. Overwhelmed with grief, she wrote to her friends, nod a brother came for her, and carried her home, to (Jardiner. Maine. On the 30th ult. n woman, with a small child, three monthsold, presented herself at the office of the liwight Co., and inquired for Charles W. Follett, saying that he was her husband. Here she received the first intimation that he had another wile, and her grief was truly pitiable. Her account of herself and Pollett is thts. She became acquainted x'ith him at the mills in New England Village, Hird niter three months acquaintance, married in May, 1847 They continued to work in Int- mm together, a5 long as sne was aoie, wtien she left hint, on the 27th of March, 1HIH, and went to his mother's in Ot-ego, New York, at which place her child whs born, in May. He continued to write to her until he left Chicopre. Fromcompnrng dates it secnts he was married a second time just one month alter his wife left him. lie tepit seated to his second wife that he was a widower, and had a letter, purporting to be from hia mother, g vine an account of his wife's death; be also took this letter to a Methodist meting, (of which C huich he was a member,) and requested die prayers ?nd sympathies of hia brethren for I ini in Ins affliction He is now somew'.iere in Mbssmc Iiiim ti-er Mann where we trust this histoiy nia\ rrach hint, and warn the unstraiiecting ? &)>ringfi(ld Rrjmblinn. IE R A 1848. Illy liili lliKi iK ? . Fmui.?A Are broke out about two o'clock yesterday morning in a stable in the rear of Mlnetta strut, near IVtcUougal which wan entirely destroyed, together with t wo horse*. The llaine* communicated I to the carpenter shop of Messrs Bcebu St Co., which < contained the tini'thed wood work for ten new build- < lugs, all of which w ** destroyed Their loss is about $0 000, upon whioh there was no insurnnce. their policy having expired iMi the 1st day of the present month. There were several dwelling houses, oc- | eupied by poor fetnilier which were destroyed. I'ho whole of the furniture in the latter was consumed, and some six or eight fam iliea are left hou eless and destitute. It is supoossd to have been the work of an incendiary. A Ore broke ou' on Sunday afternoon in the coffin store of Mr. Veltch. at the corner of Bedford and Morton streets which *?,' pat out with trilling damage. Kirk?A Cre broke out about a quarter past three o'clock, yesterday afternoon, in the house N.>. Ill Walker street, occupied by Mrs It vhorfs, as a board- 1 iujr house. It was put out wiih trilla sij? damage. American Yaciitino.?The splendid pilot schooner I | David Mitchell. <'aptaiu Jaintta Mitchell, will sail this , i morning for Beaton. via Stonington, New London,I | She goes on a pleasure excursion. The trip through Long Island Sound, or the American Mediterranean I | Sea, will lie a very agreeable one I t Siicine.?Coroner Walters held an inquest ynster- i i day. at No. 117 Seventeenth street, on the body of J 1 Cutburiue Deary, a native of Ireland, 28 years of age, ' who came to her death by taking laudanum It seems 1 the deceased had n sick child, which was almost at the i I point of death; and the fear of losing it. it is supposed, I I caused a temporary derangement of ruind, which led to the fatal result. The jury renrtere J o verdict, that I the deceased came to her death by sulci Je by taking laudanum. Dbath srom IrfTEMFEiMm k?The Coroner hold an inqest at the 1st ward station house, yesterday, on the 0 body of John (Junneng. a nativo of Ireland 24 years . of who VAN fminrl th? nlcrhf nrnnlniiii ho t?n lice. lying on the sidewalk at the corner of \Va-hing- | ? tou anil i arlisle streets The officers procured a hand- ^ cart, and conveyed him to the station bouse, where, V. in a lew minutes he expired The deceaaed was a re- ' turned Mexican soldier. The jury rendered a verdict, that he died from the effects of intemperance. * Suuden Df.ath ?The Coroner held another inquest, j 1 yesterday, at the City Hospital, on the body of Arthur Ilurns. a native of New York, aired 2H years, who, it h te*-ms, from the evidence before the jury, was subject f to fits; and in one of these sudden attacks, he was e carried to the City Hospital, where he expired. The 1; j jury rendered a verdict, that the deceased came to his ; death by an effusion of blood upon thu brain, arising , I from epileptic fits. t Iroooklyn Intelligence. 1 AnOHIF.H CoNFLAft RATION IN IIBOOKI.VN.?A lire broke out about two o'clock yesterday morning, 1 in the rear of the soap and candle factory of Mr. David * | Kay. No. 05 Main street, which was entirely destroyed ' ; together with the Urge factory fronting on Main street, and two buildings in the rear, fronting on Stewart 1 street; one ef which belonged to Mr. Mullins. and * was insured for $1,000. His wife and child were rescued at great risk from the llames. Mr. Fay's entire Stock was destroyed; his loss P is estimated at $80,000. upon which there was an insurauce of about $10,600. No. 03 Main street, ocou- ^ pied as a hotel, by Mr Dent, and owned by Mr Barney Ridden; the furniture was renl"redlbut the house was totally destroyed. Loss about $^000; partially u insured. No. 01, occupied bv Mr. John Murray, as a hat store, destroyed. This house belonged to a Mr. P Walsh, and was partially insured. No 59. occupied by Mr MoNamard. was totally destroyed No 07, oc I CUJ'Ttu oy .or. riiy, us a svoro nourr. wun urauu/mi. No CO, was also dmiroyed; It bei'CnKed.t0 * Mr- M??2' but it was not ascertained by whom >? waR o?cupied a No. 71, belon ing to Mr. Moon, was abo do.'0/ tl it was occupied by Dr. Oilfillon, iu which was also the drug store of If. Marsbalk. The former gentleman *' lost bis library, and surgical instruments. All those occupying the premises succeeded in removing their stock, dl and turniture, except Mr. Kay, upon whom the a1 calamity falls the heaviest. The houses were all built of wood, except one on Stewart street; and the lire taking where it did, the combUfllble materials in the building rendered the efforts of the firemen futile, until that building was destroyed. The wbolu loss is supposed to be about 'l $40,000, upon the whole of which there was a partial a< insurance. On York street, a small framed house, oc- 11 cupied as a junk shop, was destroyed, which, however, was ot trilling value Mr. Joseph Montross. and Mr. P Lewis Cornell, of hook and ladder Co No. 1, were both * severely injured by the falling of a ladder; the former ri of whom had his ooliar bene broken. A Mr. Apple- Jj yard was also injured by falling into a sink. (/ fill *t New Utrecht.?On Sunday morning, the 3d instant, at the commencement of church the barn and out houses of the lion. John Cannons. at New ^ | Utrecht, Long Island, were consumed by fire, contain' ing considerable quantities of hay and grain; some i 111 live stock was abo destroyed. Loss estimated between P' $3,000 and $4,000. It was supposed to have been the I " work of an incendiary, as several suspicious persons 1 were seen lurking about the neighborhood at the time. I Law Intelligence. I Supreme Court, Sept. 4?Ueueral Term.?Present, j * Justices llurlbut, MoCoun. mud Kdwards ?The Sep- ! 9 tember term commenced to-day. Applications for ad- j mission to practice as Attorneys and Counsellors were . L first in order. Lleven applications were made. John I L Mason, Theodore Sedgewirke, and KrastusC. liene- I ' diet, were appointed examiners. The examination j ( was held this evening, in the Circuit Court room Mo- ! tions were then takeu up, and occupied tho court for | a two hours. The argument calender was then called. | '' No. 1 (Arnold and wife, et al, vs. Uilbert, et al,) was P called, and iu part argued. The court adjourned at ! 1 3 o'clock. Couri or Over and Tkrmineb, Sept. 4?Before ' Judge K.duionds, Aid. Adams and Steven*.?A grand * jury were summoned, but were discharged. A petit '' jury was then sworn. After which, Sarah Siticart, alias Louisa Savage, alias l.ouisa lirtmond, was arraigned for the murder of Tierre D. Bremond, on the P 6th day of July lust, in Nassau street. Tho prisoner u pleaded not guilty. Her trial was fixed for Thursday ll next. The trial of Thomas Hayes, for the murder ot his wife, was fixed for to-morrow. The eourt then ad- P" I journed. r? Circuit Court, Sept 4.?Before Judgo Kdmond*.? The Circuit Court was opeued, and immediately afterwsrds adjeurned. * Supreme Court, Sept. 4.?Special Term?Before Judge L'luiondh. ? Mondays being set apart for special j 01 teim business, after adjourning the Oyer and lermi- i ner and C ircult Court, his honor proceeded to hear K? motions, which occupied the Court until the hour of pr adjournment Superior Court. Sept 4.? Present, Chief Justice Oakley, Justices Vanderpoi-I and Sandford. ? T-e Wl Court was formally opened, and immediately after ail- ^ journed until Thurtday next,to hear aspecial motion. ^ Common 1'i.ui, Sept. 4?The two branches of this ai Court were in session, and juries ompauulied in each. et No causes being ready for trial, both Courts adjourned. it At Chambers. ?JBelore Judge lograham ? Sot J'oith ot earning.? Writs of habeas corpus were granted on a .. . 1..U.. tk. V...I1 ? ? -1 , - niiin aaiuruu;, ill uiius I"" uuuicn ui /\ nurBn it iTllimuu, Ul l'atrick Mark. l'atrick TouneUy, aucl William llioket, u recruits, into Court thin morning A sergeant attend- | fi td but without the men, and handed in returns, n which were objected to. The Judge ordered the re- F turns to be ameuded, and the men brought before him K to-morrow morning. t General, Sessions,'September 4.?Before the Re- ]? corder, Aidermeu Crolius and i>odge.?The September c< term commenced yesterday, when the Court was or- ii ganised nnder the new law. Eighteen petit jurors ei were called on fines. The following is the list ot cases on the calendar Attempt to kill, 1 ; robbery, 2 ; . arson, 1 ; burglary. 4 ; forgery, 3 ; grand larceny, 18 : 1 petit laroeny, 8: false pretences, 2; riot, 3; assault and battery, 2? Total, 3?. Indicted. 34 ; bastardy, 1 ; ' abandonment, 2?Total. 37?(fraud total, 70. The following Grand Jury were sworn James C. Stoneall foreman ; William llallagh. John A. Bunt- 1 ing, Freeman Campbell, Edward Kwan, John B. f! Uassner, llenry A llurlburl Garrett J. Hopper, Francis Lamb. Amos Miller, John Mason, F.dward - t) Roche, Henry R Spalding, John D. Soott. William Tyson, William Underhili, Samuel Wldditield , The Recokhes hereupon read an address from some fr slip* of paper, which he had placed before him, on the j. Bench, which slated that a detail of the class of cases tJ was unnecessmy. The part which the Grand Jury w were called upon to perform, was, howorer. important. The revolutions now existing in Europe proved that gll their institutions were favorable to human liberty. ni The government could not be wrong, if publio opin- ^ ion was right, based, as it was, on the suffrage ol the ^ people. '1 he Jcry had a right to etsmine carefully I c( lulu each charge. The manuscript reviewed the j statistics 01 crime, ior soiue 7r.11. ?.o?. m .u? , city, showing that the great preponderance vu ! attributable In foreigner* who, from time to time, emigrated to our shore*, and which also rovlowed the statistics of crime in Dublin, London, n and part* of Europe, and went to show that eduoa- " tion, exclusively, according to some of the returns, r was not altogether a preventative of crime ; upon " which, the jury retired to their rooms Grand Loirrviy.?Thouias Meuuliagh and MaryJane McCuliagh, his wife, were hereupon put forward, ' charged with stealing 43 sovereigns from Mary Ann t (iiirbrist. on the Uth of July last. | M*av Ann Uilciiiwit testified that, on the 8th of . July, she was a passenger In the ship " William R. Cooper,*' in which the prisoners were passengers: . went to board at No, 7 Washington street; had goui (sovereign*) sewed in her pocket; lost her money on the ^ 11th July, in the house; drank some wine that day; n slept, and wheu she awoke, found her packet cut off; , Mary Jane and her hushaud. the prisoner*, were in the loom ; the purse produced is miue ; It contained* ( sovereign, tf silver piece, and a dollar bill , next tline I raw the Met. ulisgbe, was at at the police offlae ; saw # <he purre there at that time. Witnesses testified that the prisoner, Mary Jane, bud rovert igns found on ber person, in a purse, and c that both prisoners acknowledged they had taken the money. I The defence put in relied a good deal on the faot of the prosecutrix, Mrs (lilchrist having beeu in liquor at the time ol the robbery , 1 he esse a* given to the jury, who had not agreed up to a late hour. 1 (i.ikt Ciiisi'it-Tbii Day.? Oimit Court?The first 14 caosi s Cctswaa ^!??i - Part 1 ; 1, W, ?1,34, 27. uw 31 33, iift, 37 J'art'J : 17, 19, 24, 2?, 8t)? 88, 30, 3J, 1 84,30. | 1 t 1 - . .?? . s? t Ii D. TWO CENTS. Common Council. Board ok Antra si an, Sept 4 ? Alderman Krankliu in the ( hair. flun .ParnRrnf.?Alderman Cbolivs offered thn annexed communication from Hush h lteid. for a further contract phoning the superiority *f their pavement iter ail otherH. which wa* referred: ? To the Honorable, the Common Council of the City of S'rw York? The communication of the undersigned respectfully tnyntent?, That they are engaged in constructing the Itugs lavement ||, Broadway, from Chambera to Veaey btreet, the mate rlala for which they have been ever since August 1SI7 preparing, showing plainly to your honnraVtle hr dy. that if it ia your intention that this work should progress next year, the contraot should be i ntered into as ... ......tut. i- ? ? co ii true torn may have nil thi> winter moathj to prepare fi r it. That the undersigned are desirous of showing the economy of the IIiihn pavement without intending te underrate the ability of the Superintendent of Pavements, or to rensure him tor expeuding xuch a large amount ot money in repaaliig the public thoroughfares upon a principle which in erroneous, and entirely inndioute to the durable work required. That the impropriation aiked for and received by the Street Department, wan fifty five thosand dollars, rbich sum lian been disposed of in the following manner:? 'or special contracts?repairing, netting curb and gutter surveying. inspecting. kc. Ike 8,600 00 luss Tarement, in Drnadway 11.1118 .V) tepairlng the cobble stone pavements of the city of New York, 3'1104 80 lalance on hand 2,417 uO (56,000 00 Your honorable body can here readily discover the xpensivc manner in which the public thnroughf irea f this city are paved Thirty-two thousand dollin ave been expended since the flrnt dny of May; the reatent part of which has most undoubtedly been connoted in rt pairing the public thoroughfares, without leienting any Iwueflcial result; notwithstanding that Ir. Jellerson llerriun. the Superinteodaat of t'aveient8, possesses sound practical knowledge and long xperlence; but the task assigned him of keeping the ublic thoroughfares in order with cobble stones, is an nipessibillty and ruinously expensive in the attempt. The undersigned oiler the above facts, to establish iy comparison the n< enemy of the ltuss pavement, nr ila rnrm ononse o .1 < Will. ? ,4- -1 " ? All ' n * I ii IJ111 V. I in cienil <1 (ll'HH preents another economical principle, which experience ibs thoroughly catublii-hcd. R1T8S St RKID. Jlyylication of William J Omberson, for a lease of he gore of land formed by the intersection of old and tew William streets Referred to Committee on Kilance. Sneer in fourth street.?A petition from the owners if property in Fourth street, east of Lafayette Place, or a sewer in Fourth to the Fast River. Referred to Committee on Roads and Canals. Remonstrance.?A remonstrance of William A. Marin and 378 others, afainst los ing pier foot of Twelfth treet, to Lommiseiouers of Fmigialion. Referred to 'ommittee on Wharves. Petition of the New V'ork and F.rie Railroad Coinany, for a leaso of the square bounded by Duane, i'est. Reade and Washington streets. Referred to ommittee of Finance. Fire Engine.?A petition of Thilllp T. White, and thers, for a flre engine in the 14lh ward. Referred p Committee on Fire Department. J'rtition of the Camdeu and Amboy Railroad CoraBny, for continuation of exclusive privileges, at pier !o. 2 North river. Granted. Petition of Hose Company No. 3 , for a new hose atriage. Referred to the Committee on Fire Departit tit Pitition of firemen of the 12th ward, to have an larm bell erected on the top of the ongine house; as tin distance being so gnat that they cannot bear the of lire. Referred to (.'ommittee on Fire PetitionWilliam Johnson to be reimbursed for images done Lis s?u:onw> wh,l? 'a/in* at the dock .Harlem. Referred to Co?..'.'ultt,'? oa Wharves. . ? Petition of Aaron Waslacher,-or a butcher s stall, o 43 Fesex market. Referred to Committee on Marsta. Petition of Oliver C. Hull, that the fire alarm hell i> lib street may be removed, in consequence of the iiurv Vthicil itM ritlffinor ftppiuinna hlu flufullintr hmua Jjoiuing Referred to Committee on Fire Departicnt. Petition of David Kilmer and otlii?r?, that the pronet or of the camphenn factory in 25th street, which as recently destroyed by fire, may be prohibited from fbuildmg the Fame, in consequence of exposing the iirrounding property to danger of fire. Deferred to emmittee on Fire. Htj.ort of the Committee on Wharves, Pier* and lips, in favor of extending the time for btifldins pier 0.2 North Itiver. Adopted-. SuptrintinJanli of Psrininii.?A report of the Com- , ilttee in Streets, relative to the appointment of Su- , " , rinti ndentsof Pavement*, with an ordnanoe in favor lereof. Adopted. Surtr mi Broadway.?Ileport in favor of countruettg a sewer in Broadway, from the present sewer near .leicker^slree.t, to Houston street. Adopted. Seuir in Fine Street?Concurred with, the Board of kisistant Aldermen in constructing a sewer in Tine treet. from Nassau to I'aarl street. jlnnual llrjiari of the i'reiident of the Croton Aqueuct Board. Ordered to be filed and printed. lit port from Comptroller on the account current of he city Cbambrelatn, for quarter ending July 31,1348. Jrdned to be filed. Conwuniratian from the Comptroller in roferenoe to ddirional appropriations on account of expenditure* jr the city government during the remainder of the fesent year, asking for $20t>325. Deferred to Finanoe onimil're and ordered printed. Resolved. that the corporation be directed to defend he suit commenced against Alderman Croliu*, of the 'ourteenth wsrd. in suppressing an exhibition in the ourteenth ward, he deeiaing the same to be a nui?uce. Adopted. Votunteir Mnlals.? Resolved, that $1000 more be apropriatcd for tbe purpose of furnishing the additional ledais requisite tor the First Regiment of N. V. Void teere. Adopted. ? Petition from ?tore keepers in Chatham street, op>fed to tho nulling in ol customers frum ths street. ferred to Ilia Honor, the Mayor. Petition of I'. C. Johnsen, for compensation for serera in ths offleo of Commissioners of Alms House. inferred to committee en charity and alma. The Board then adjourned until Monday next at fire slock. B?ami ok A*jnu?t Alukbmci.?Wilson Small, H , i'rerident, in the Chair. Ths minutes of the ectdiug mi sting were read and approved. V Petilioni Referred and Approved -Of Wn. B. Mott. be appointed keeper of ths mad house on Blacktil's Irland. Of the plnmbers of the city of New ork, to have Uriah Merriman appointed President of le Crotou aqUeduct department. Of Wm W.Todd ud others, to have Crotou water introduced into 4th rest. Of William B. Bolster, for extra pay for DuildK pier No. 6, hast river. Of Thomas Sulfern and .hers, for a sewer in Broadway. Of Thomas Cawder ud others, tor a well and pump in 64th street, between Lh and 7ih avenues. Ol John Adams and others, to se btlth as a country road, trom Bloomingdale to the iudson river. Of James Horton and others, for a ;w?r in 27tb street, from 2d to 1st avenue. Of 0 J. owler, to have lots in 'Joth street Ailed up. Of Thomas dwards and several others, praying that the Gas Light ompany be prevented lroui rebuilding the premises iteiy burned down in ( entre street, and that they be :>mpelled to remove all their works to their new build gs Or John B. Parker and several others, for theerenon of a new market at foot of Grind street. Communications from the Mayor, stating what ucuments he had approved of, ordered on Blu from the oniptroller'e, with the account current of the City hamberlain for quarter ending July Jlst, 184a, ordered n file. Papers from the Hoard of jiidernien?l ominunication om the street Commissioner lor cbangiugordinaneee. wed 3d May, 184k; 15th October, 1847 ; August i. 184<; April loin. into; August. <tiu, imi; sipwuirar Ith. 1848 , and April -Wh, 1847 , concurred in. From in Street Commissioner with the AusMnant List for gulating and eettliDg curb and gutter in 40th street, (incurred, in from the same, with the Aa?"Mnunt List ir building a sewer in Wall street, from Nsw street to roadway, concurred in From the Chief engineer of le lire department, containing returns of appointente resignations, tko.. concurred in Resolution reeling the counrel to the Corporation to defend lit against Alderman Crolius. lor suppresatng a nisance in the 14th Ward. Resolution to appropriate ItKK) to purchose a lot of grouud in 44th street, beicen 7lh and 8th avenues, to build au engine house, incurred in. Reports?Ot Finance Committee of hoard of Assistnta ashing to be discharged from furtiur considerLion of petition of V Chamberlain?of same comilltee aekiug to be discharged from lurlher ooo idertiou of petition ot Joseph Chiidt. referred to Comilttec on Wharves?of same committee iu favour of rfunding (1 T. tireen the purchase mouejr of lot of ?nd purchased at asrsssmeat sale, accepted?ot -auie oiuiiiillee in favour of refunding to Wiltiain Calrnes, un . money advanced to redeem house and lot in 10th treet, accepted, non-concurred in. l'uyrrt Jrom Uoat d of Jildet men?Report of Finance cmmittee on communication from the Mayor and loa-uiseioncrs or the Land Office of tho Staufof "S'|W ork in relation to the saleot the arseual ia Centre I reel, and paying }3O,0C0 to the State oat of the purbase money Coiuhiumcatiou from Committee on Wharves and II - . .M .# IN r.l-1.- III I block IIJJP", IU ill>V| *.a D?W'W?UVIUJ pu? ' M r. ... t lha Hid ol pur at foot of Cliambor* ?lre?t, North iTvr, uuopttd. Ju y Street.?Krport of fame committee in favor o navaiing klip Ht foot of Jay accepted. VttlTlMc A atiett.? llrport if l ouiwltlee OQ Jloadk uu i.anaU, in tavor oi constructing ? ffft la ioih imt, and !' regulating and retting curb and guitar* n laid ctrrct i from Xd a?*uue to tn? l.a?t Kivar, ac tpttd. Aliir acme further bu?ln*e?, the Board adjourned to TrMajr aut Siicjdk.?Rmii Snedeker, son of the late John |{. Jr'cfdecker, (Juituca road, near tlu Union hi t course,) committed suicide on Friday laal, at Inniaica, I.. I , by cutung his throat *uh ? razor \ ti vjMiiciiiiiM ant> lie kcijt a public house at 1 i ii. ir^Hi d tailing in his business, became d pordii i; ?hrcHkifii Star > 1* i: