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

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 14, 1848 Page 1
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I TH NO. 5277. TUE SECRET I) ORRESPONDEKE . of Louis Philippe and his Family. Lettrt authofpraphe de Louis au Hot de Naplet, au sujet du manage de sa Jllle Mine a vie le Prince lipoid. Nkitilly, 16 Juillet, 1835. Mon tbes ciiEn Frere kt Nevett, Votre Majestc se rappelle certainement qu'au commcnc* meut de l'annee derniere 1834, lorsque nous nous ocoupinns de conclure le manage de de votre bien aime frere le Cointe de Syracuse avec ma title Marie, uuquel, nous avions donne, vous et moi, noire consentement avec taut de satisfaction, vous nous annonc&tcs que le Prince de Sutera que vous veniez de nommer votre ainhassadeur aupres de moi, allait arriver a Paris, invest! de voa pleina pouvoirs pour en signer le con Vat. Le Prince de Butera futretarde par le voyage qu'il fit en Sicile, |>our aporendre quelles 6tgient Wh intentions du Comte de Syracuse, sur les clauses au conditions de la convention matrimonm!e. II arriya enfin le premier de mat, porteur d'un projet dcja rcdige, dans lequel se trouvaient des clauses qui nous parurent non seuleinent inadmistibtes; mais menie a peu pres lnexecutttblec, et sur les quelles, ll lui fut Fait les observations que nous crOmes convenables. Sa rcponse Jut que c'ctait le Comte de Syracuse qui avait lui-merne foimul6 toutes ces conditions qu'il etait pret a les signer, telles uu'il les prcsentair, nuis qu'il lui ctuit interdit, d'y faire aucun cliangem'>nt. Cependant il me cliargea de transmettre le contre mnipt mu 1111 fut r*'inis? Hp nrtrp u?rf our Ihhiip! Voire Majesi6 nous ccrivit que vous vou* ctiez rendu a I'alerme pour en conterer avec le Prince volte f'rere, et que le Prince de Butera r<cevrait vob ordres, d'iiptes ce que vous veniez d'arrdter avec lui. Neaninoins 10 inois a'ctaient ccoulcs tans que nous ayions recu aucnne autre commuriicaiion, lortqu'uii mois d avril de cetle annce la&>, une lettre de la Heine votre mere, a la Heine ma bien amice epouse, nous appnt ^implement, sans sueun eclaircisst-nient, que le Comie de Syracuse partaDtpour un voyage d'mstriictionj dans le cours duquel, il comptait venir ii Paris. II n'etait des Jors asstz naturel que nous pensassions que cetie vjpite n'etait pas etrangere au Projet de manage qui avait etc si-pres d'fitre realise, qu'il n'avait plus 6t6 un mystere pour personne. J,e Comte de Syracuse 6fait arrive a Paris, les sentiments qu'il mms temoigna, et 1'aH^ction bi^n smcore qu'il nous inspira, ajouterent k notre deair de voir entin fe realiser son union ^avec notre tillecherie;et alors nous nous dccidames, la lteine et moi, a nous adre6ser avant tout a \rotre Majeste ainsi uu'elle 1'a fait par sa lettre du 24 mai 1835. Le Comte de Syracuse etait en Angl-'terre, lorsque votre reponse nous est parvenue et j'aidu attendre eon retour pour avoir avec lui, avant son depart les explications definitives qnt mt paraissaient ntfeessaire s. II m'a affirme qu'il n'avait pas formule les conditions presentees par le Prince de Hutera a son arrivce et qu'il avait declarfe alors comme il le dc<Iar.iit encore auiourd'hui ciu'il itait prCt a accepter les conditions qie nousavions ofiettes dans le contre projet, eta conclure le manage avec le coneentement de Votre M^jeste, amsi qu'il n'avait cessc de vous en temoiener le dfoirJe n'ai point a examiner, mon cher frcre, ni encore moms ii expliquer la contradiction qui se trouve entre ce qui nous f(at diten 1834 et ce qui m'est dit aujourd'hui, ce qui est positif ii present, e'eet que desormaif, ii ne peut plus y avoir d'autre obstacle a la realisation du manage qui avait etc convenu entre nous, que ceux qui viendraient de la part de Votie Majeste. Je ne saurais done rien pievoir de sembloble et j'ai charge un de mes Minit-tres le Vice Anural Oomte de lligny de vous presenter cette lettre, afin que lorsuue apres le retour du Comte de Syracuse & Naples, vous aurez discuie ces ntlinres en tamille, ainsi que >ous le tnundez a la Reioe mon eponM, il puitse vous donner pour moi, et recevoir de meme toutes les explications qui pourraient et're utiles ou convenables dans ceite coniecture. Vous pourrez prendre une entie.e confiance dans tout ce qu'il vous dirn de ma part. Je 1'ai charge de faire connaitre a Votre Majestc que mon dear bien Binccre rtant de ressernT autant qu'il de|>eni1 de nouB, les liens qui unissent nos deux families, ie prefererais iutimnient que voire bien aime frfcre et ma fille chcrie puipsent venir it Naples auprin de vous, et sous voire protection immediate, mais que Bi des arrangements quelconques, on des considerations de quelque nature que ce soit vous faisaient preferer qu'il en fut hutrement, |e serais tout pret a les recevoir en France, a les etablir, a les parder auprea de moi, aussi longtemps qtie cela pouiibit vous convemr. C'est de tout mon crour, mon cher neveu, que je vous lenouvelle repression de la sincere arnitie que je vous porte ainsi que celle tie 1'inalterable Httachement avec lequel je suis M on tres-cher Irere et neveu de votre Majestc le tres-atlectionn6 frere et oncle Louis PmuprE. [translation ] Nkijii.i.v. 16th Julv. 1835. Frcm Louis Phifippe to the King of Naples, relative to the Marriage of his daughter to l^ojwld. My Very Dear Brother and Nephew:? Your Majesty surely rememliers that at the com" mencement of last year, 1834, when we were occupied in bringing to a conclusion the marriage of your well-l> loved brother, the Count of Syracuse, with niv c; ;gliter Marie, to which we both, you and myself, had given our consent with so much PBtisfuctioi,, j nu announced to us that the Prince di Butera, whom you had just appointed your Ambassador at my court, would soon arrive in Paris invested with full powers to sign the contract. The Prince di Butera was delayed by the journey that he made into Sicily, for the purpose of learning what were the intentions of tne Count of Syracuse with regard to the clauses appended to the conditions of ilie matrimonial contract He arrived, at length, on the first of May, bringing with him proposals already drawn up, in which were found certain clauses that appeared to us not only inadmissible, but even almost impossible, and upon which we made to him such observations as se- med proper to us. His answer was, that the Count of Syracuse himself had drawn u,> all these conditions; that he was r^ady to sign the contract as it then stood, but that he nad been expressly forbidden to make any change in its terms. However, he undertook to transmit the counterproject which we had drawn up in its place, and which we put into his hands; U|>on wlucn your Mwjesfy wrote us that you had gone to Palermo to confer with the Prince, your brother, upon the subject, and that the Pnnee di Patera would receive your orders, in accoidance with the conclusions you had come to with him. Nevertheless, ten months elapsed without our having received any i oiher communication, when, in the month n April of thin year, 1835, a letter from the Queen, yourmoiher, tothe Queen,my well-oeloved spouse, sunplv informed us, without nny other explanation, that th* Count of Syracuse was about to travel to complete his education, and that, in the course of Ins journey, he purposed coming to Paris. We then thought, very naturally, that this visit might not he altogether foreign to^the projected marriage, which had been ho nearly accomplished that it w.ih no long.t a m>stery to any one. The Count of Syracuse having ai rived in Paris, the sentiments which he manifested toward us, and the very nocere affection with which he inspired us, increased our desire to witness the realization of bis union with o ir beloved daughter, and we then decided, the Queen and I, to address ourselves first of all to your Mflje?tv, as she did in her letter of May 24th, 1S:$5, The Count of Syracuse whs in England when your answer reached us, and 1 had to nwait his return, in order to have, wnh liiin, before Ins departure, those definite explanations which appeared to me to be necessary. He assured me that he had not drawn up the conditions presented by the Prince di Butera, on his arrival here, und that he had declared, at that time, as he had declared again to-day. that he was ready to accept the conditions which we had oflered ui the counter project, and to c< nclude the marriage, with your Majesty's consent, as he had constantly testified to you bis desire to do. It is not for me to examine, my dear brother, tnftch less to explain, the evident contradiction between what was Hated t" us iri 1831, und what is tinted to me to-day; but one thing u now certain, it.id that is, th'it henceforth there can be no oilier (kSs'sdes in the way of the realization of this marriage, which had been nsrrced upon between us, t.tan those which may arise on the part of your Majesty. I cannot, therefore, anticipate anything of iftr kind, and I have charged one of my minister?, Vice Ad14ir.1l Count dc lliguy, to E NE MOR] prerent to you thin letter, in order that when, after the return of the Count of Syracuse to Naples, you shall have discussed these aft'tirs in family council, (us you spoke ol doing to the Q'leen, my sponge,) he may Rive you, on my part, and receive in like manner from you, whatever exi?lanati?ns may be useful or proper in this conjuncture. You may plate the most entire ct nfidence in all that lie will tell yon from me. 1 have charged him to inform your Majesty, that it being my very sincere desire to strengthen, in as far as it dep*idl upon uh, the bonds which unite our two families, I should infinitely prefer that your well beloved brother and my dear daughter might live in Naples, near yourself, under your immediate protection; but that, if arrangements of anv kind, or anv considerations whatsoever, should lead you to prefer iisbeingotherwise, I should be quite ready to receive them in France, to establish them here, and keep them with me as long as it may suit you. It is with my wlicle heart, my dear nephew, that I renew to you ihe expression of the sincere friendship u hieh I bear to you. as well as of the unalterable attachment with which I am, mjr very dear brother and nej>hew, Your Majesty's Very affectionate brother and uncle, T Atttti .n..r. Lcttre autographe dc Ismis Philippe au Rot de Naples. Mon Tkks Cher I'rkre et Bien Aims Nevbij : Je mVinpre6se d'exprimer ii votre M*ieste tous les fentimens que m'ont fait eprouver les lettres que nous venons de recevoir de la Iteine votre exctllente mere. Le nouveau lien qui vh resserrer ceux qui unisse nt deja nos families, me sera doubletnmt cher, et j'apprucie bien sincuiement la part que vous prenes a le former. J'eapere, j'ai la confiance qut; vous trouveres ma fille digne de vosbontes, tt que 1'union qu'elle pourra contractor sous vos auspices sera la source de so 1 bonheur et de celui de votre excellent ti ere Leopold. Muis, mon cher iiere, pour assurer la realisation de notre projet je crois qu'il est desirable d'avoir le moins de cotifidcns que nous pourrons, et de tiicher qu'on n'en parle pas avant que tout ne eoit conclft Si vous le croyes aussi, il me semble que le mieux serait de laire partir le plutot possihip It* Prin/ip iIp Riitorti mm vnnc inna 11 Atrr* votre ambaseadeur aupres de moi, et de le munir confidentielleraent de votre plein pouvoir pour trailer et signer l'acte ou le contrat qui doit preceder le manage. Nous ferons au reste tant sur cela que sur le manage, et les auties arrangemers, tout ce qui vous conviendra le mieux. Notre detir sernit que suivant votre exemple et celui du Grand Due de Toscane votre beau irere et mon neveu.le Prince votre frure put venir celebrer le manage en France. Comme notre Efcndre du Levant va 6 reieunie a Toulon, il me terait facile de lui envoyer une de noa frigates, et je m'arrangerais pour que son voyage etsonreretou/ 6e hssenfeimplement sans lui causer vaines depenses et en lui cpargnant les ennuis d'honneurs ou tie cercmonial autant qu'il leju^erait u. propos. Six semaines ou deux mois d'absence'suffiraient et ce serait pour nous toue une veritable satis:action. Mais ti ce plan ne vous convenait pas, alors il faudrait recourir au manage par procurrur. Mon filsam6 pourrait recevoir la procuration du Prince Leopold, et il se chargerait de mOme avec plaisir de conduire sa sonur h Naples. C'eft de tout mon cocur, mon cher frere, que je vous renouvelle l'expression de la sincere amitie que je voue norte, et que je vous garderai toujours, ainsi que celle de 1'ifialtcrable attachement avec lequelje auis, De votre Majestc, Le tres aflectionne, Frere et Oncle. [TRANSLATION.] Autograph iMter from Lows Philippe to the King of Noplts, relative to the Marriage of his daughter Marie to lAopvld. My vehy bear Brother and wkli. itkloved nehikw : ? I hasten to express to your Majesty the various cvuiifiu mo TTiutu i ihitc ca|*ciiciii,cu u|>vu itautug 'he Utters that we have just received from the Queen, your excellent mother. The new bond which is about to draw still closer those which already unite our families, will be doubly dear to me, and I appreciate very sincerely he part that you take in forming it. I hope, I am confident, that you will find my daughter'worthy of yrur goodness, and that the union which she will contract under your auspicies, will be the source bo'h of her own happiness and that of your excellent brother, Leopold. But, my dear brother, for the better assuring of the realization of our project, I believe it is desirable to have the fewest possible number of confidnnts. ai.d toendeavorto prevent any rennrks about the afliiir before it is brought to a conclusion. If you agree with me in this opinion, it seems to me it would be beet that the Prince di Butera, whom you have selected as your ambassador to me, should Vet cut as soon as possible, and that you should invest him, confidentially, with full powers tor drawin c up and sieninc the marriaee articles, or contract. which must precede the marriage. However, in this as well as in everything relating to the marriage,and the ether arrangement?, we will do whatever will suit you beet. It would be our desire that, following your own example and that of the Grand Duke of Tutcany, your brother in-law and my nephew, the Prince, your brother, should come here and celebrate his marriage in France. As oursqu.tdron c f the Levant is about to assemble at Toulon, I could easily send one of our frigates for him, and I ! would arrange it in such a manner as thit he should make the journey and return to Italy without being at any expense ; and should also be spared the fatigue ol public honors and ceremonial-", as far, at leasr. as he should desire. Six weeks or two months of absence would be sufficient, and this would be a veritable satisfaction for us. But if this plan should not suit yon, it will then he necessary to resort to a marriage by proxy. My eldest son could receive the proxv of I'rince Leopold, and he would also undertake with pleasure to conduct his sister to Naples. It is with my whole heart, my dear brother, that I rerew the expression of the sincere friendship which I feel for you, and which I shall always preserve for you, as well as of the unalterable attachment with which I am Your Majesty's ver)fcaflectionate Brother and uncle. Louts Phii.htb. Movement* of Individual*. Th? following arrivals are regMer^d ?t the respective l ot el* :?At the Anx-iican - C. H Heyden. Washington; Dr. Hatpin, Hayti. St Domingo ; D. Coleman. U. S Army; D. Brencan. do: T Neville. do ; H, Fairfax, do; D Mor'onnell, do Aator?W O. Nieol**, H.B.M. I omul, Mobil*, ( apt. Key. US Army; I. Brtnh London, F.npland : ( apt Johnson, dhip ' Virginia N r and Mm. K?-1pp. Wai-liington; Mr?. J K. P-itfc, do ; Vim Tucker. do; W f'orbrnn. do; Knox Walker. do; W. Gardner. U S Army; Dr. Hunt, do H>warl ? ( apt I.owe. oteim hip 'Falcon," A. Honoa do; Major Brorks. U S Army Irving Houee. (Howard'*)-Jos. Forbe* Bofton ; lion A Laurence. Tcrpkio* Co ; Hon. II S FoMe. MiiMi**lppi; Hoii. J. Phillip*, Bnaton Hon. J. Cameron. Wat-rford ; Capt Whitehead U 8. Army; II. J Evan*. London; Col Wright. I; S Army; Mhjor Alvord d,>. The Hon M Fillmore, Vice I're?i Bu ntft at the " Irvlnft Mouse," And are expected to arrive in the city thin day Army Intel llf;?!ncea t)rrnTi ?* or Timor* ?The U. S transport ehlp Rhr.de l-Und left yp?terdey with companix* A and 1. 1?t artillery and K 3d artillery. for New York. Toe following rfHerrp accompanied them - l*t 1,'entenant l*me? B. R'pkrttii 1st artillery, commno'lloit: A?it. Rmgenn R II ?'colld(r? ; Br^Tf t Maji.r J F Reynold*, 3d nrlllUry ; 1*t. Llnut. A. Double lav. 'J I l.lrui I). M. Belf?hoover 2d I lent O H Tilling hunt. A S. 1?artillery ; Brevet i!d Lieut. J C T.Mball. ;id artillery. Knval Intelligence. The rnltod State* ehlp Vtnc?niiei< ha? been hauled op on the way at the navy yard. Brooklyn; nhe it to he lfiiuiiL ironi me wHirr e nr nig-ne .viv-inuan in marly ready for nea-ber destination is not known The ftoreship Fredonia. for i aliforula is taking tn her cargo. The steam frigate Sun I ?olnto U on the stocks, waiting for htr machinery. Fohnd Huxs Against Tiikm ? In the Court of Common Pirn* lielri at Nashua, N. II., thf present w*ek iht' grand jury found bill* against Dr. MeNabb nil (Jardner Inca 1*. charged with the death of Sarah Kurbtr The body of N1i?* Kurber, It will be reujemtfr?d. was after her death (onti-ed aa in alleged, by Dr' MeNabb at the in?t||iatlon of Ingalla) taken to Nuw York, and sold to th.e Doctor*. who. when about to difsect it. discovered sign* of foul play. Dr. MoNahb not appearing, hi* bonds were forfeited. IIm la *?id to be nt home sick tng.tli* plead not guilty, and 1? to be tried at the next term arniv/t. of the Great Weitkrv.?The rnjal mail pU'Hinpnthti Great Western. from Snuthani|f tAD. arrived at Cat bland on the 2d or Novem ?r. at 4 P k'. The Urenfc Western left South amp'on on the ?'d of October Bermuda 22d, Nassau 2.1th and Havana on the 30th Pa*sanger? by the (ireat lVa<t?ra-Mr. (J A. Holt and lady. Mr Duncan and lad*, Col J. R. Grime* and man servant Mrs Ward, child and female nrvant; Messk* Pope, Moore ./on' *. Van Bloetnhof. Krankilr, Borde, fraiwn, and SomorvilU, U. 8 N ? AT. O. Vtlta, Aor. 4. ff TO SING EDITION?TUES Common Conncll. Board of aldkbmbji.? MoDd?y, Nov. 13.?Morris ' Franklin. President. in the chair The minute* of | the proceedings of the last meeting were read and j approved. Several petitions of trifling importance were referred i to the appropria'e committees. mrnu/ifln.? An in imiinu hjhuovu mc uuxivimuu of the Cyprefa Hill Cemetery, on Tuesday, the 14th Inst. Aoredted. The following message was then receive! from hid Honor tie Major MAYOR'S MK9SAOE. Mayor'* Office, New York. ) Not 13.1848. < To tiik Homiiiabik tiik Common Council.:? Gentlemen- I transmit, herewith, a formal notice which has been delivered to me. that the CommUsioners, under ' an act to establish and regulate ferries between the city of New York and Long Islmd." paired May 10th. 1845. have granted to certain p?r*nnft therein named, licenses purporting to be ' fnr establishing and keeping" certain furies between this city and Uroeklyn, together with a certificate oopy of such liens*; and a letter trom the grantees, with wh'ch th? same | were communicated to mo It become* my dutv to call ?our attention to the whole subject of the rights and ntcre-ts of the city, in rtferencu to ferries, Inasmuch as thin is the first attempt to act unier the law to which I have referred. The validity of tbia act, so far as It may operate, or be construed to divest this city of the powers in regard to ferries, granted by its ohnrter. and confirmed by tbe most solemn legal and constitutional guaranties of the State, has never been teoognl/.ed by the autho rities of this city, nor does its constitutionality appear I to have been relied on by the legisU'ure by which it ' was parsed. The act seems to be another of those in ta nnum tnn ? nti..Dnt.tii rxf nil* 1 ture, in which the Legi-lature asstini-s a p >w*r. the i ccnrtitutinnality of which It doubt*; and th?n at- ' tempts to limit the operation of the general word* as- * sertirg the power, by a provision that they nha'l not be construed to violate the constitution, or impair the rights secured bv that Instrument. The lirft flection of this act provider that the Commissioners shall have power to grant licenses for establishing and keeping so many ferries, and iu such platen,as in their opinion the public convenience miy rn|uire. with certain exceptions and conditions; but the tenth section provides that ' nothing herein contained rball be construed t? aunul. impeach. or in any wise impair, the right* of the Mayor. Aldermen, and Commonalty of the city of New York, and their le?si es, their executors, administrators and assign* of. in. or to, any ferry or ferries, heretofore established by tbem; or of. in, or to. any private benefits, ernolti ments. or advantages, inci lent to the svne. or arising therefrom; and nothing herein contained sball bo on(trued to supercede or annul the privileges, powers, and emoluments of a private nature, which have b^en granted to the corporation of the city of New Yorfc, by charters and legislative acts.'' The powers and rights of the corporation, which, if the construction of the commissioners be correct, are directed by the first section, are, in the judgment of the most distinguished jurists, precisely what are reserved by the 10th section, and precisely what it declares, after full and technical description, that nothing herein contained ''sball be construed to annul, iupeacB, or In any wise impair." The power, not merely to keep up ferries already established, but to establish new ones whenever necessary. was granted to the corporation in the most comprthensive terms, in the early oharters, not only as a public authority, but as a private right, with the incidents which attncli to property; and it has been likewise solemnly confirmed by the laws and constitution of this State. It has existed for nearly a century and a half, under the authority of these grants and the confirmation* of successive governments and constitutions, and has been exercised in a spirit of wisdom and liberality. Of the nature of that power, the late Chancellor Kent thus speaks, in hit notes on the section of the charter by which It was conferred:?" "be section la1)! | referred to, contains a giant and confirmation to the coiporation and their mccei'sors, forever, of the ferry and ferties. on both sides of tho Etut river ; and of all other ferries then, or thereafter, to he created and established all around Manhattan Island,andunder the management thereof; and all fees, terriacesand perquisites to the same belonging; and also, all the ground and soil between high and low water mark, on Long Island. fr">m the east sitle of the place, railed Waliabout, to the *est side of Red Hook; and to make lawn and rules fur governing the ferries then established or thereafter to be established around Manha'tan Inland: saving to the inhabitants between Wallabout and Red Hook, the rijiht of transporting themselves and their goods only, in their own boats from and to their respective dwellings and plantations, without paying ferriage The ferries then and thereafter to be established, and the Tight of ferriage, are connected with the grant and confirmation of lands within the city of New Vork, and on Manhattan Island, and they are all equally granted with the regular habendum clause appropriate to the grant* of estates in lee '' The rights of the Corporation, in respect to the establishment. license and regulation of ferries between the city cf New York and Long Island ha?, within a recent period. been ably and z-alously discussed, both in and out of the Common Connotl. It seemed to be conceded that the grant of the old ferry between New York and Brooklyn (and which was rp?eiaUy granted and confirmed by the charter of 1708. as, see ante p. 29, and note 8.) was an absolute grant of vested pro perty, or an estate in fe?, which could not be lawfully I questioned or disturbed, except by due process cf law. | The oolony act of 14th October. 1732. regulating the j rates of ferriage, admitted that the corporation was " If pally and Bolely seized " of the ferry The name j tatute declared that the corporation might keep '-one | or mere ferries" between the city and Nassau Inland, j and that no other persons than the corporation of | New York, should erect aud keep a ferry ' between New Yoik and Nassau Island." But the grant of a right to establish other ferries, and to appropriate the i profits, was said to be the grant of a sovereign le*i-lttive power, of a public legislative character, and liable to be recalled at the pleasure of the Legislature. I do not perceive that there is any solid ground for such a | distinction on this point, between the grant of the old ferry with its rents and profits, and the arrant of the right to establish other ferries when needed, with their | rents and profits. They are equally grants of th" corporate franchises, partaking of the nature of private 1 property. They are made in the same terms, and in | thf same connexion with the grant of lands. They confer on tbo inhabitants of New York vested and valuable interests ariiing from the rents and pro* 5ts of every ferry established and to be established under the charter. Whether a new ferry, in any given case, be wanted, aud whether it would be a burden or a benefit to the citizens, wa* intended to be, and was properly left to the direction of the corpora tion. a.i all such grants must necessarily be left to be ext rosed acoording to sound dlscruti n. The grint was founded on the two fold consideration as a source cf revenue to the city, and an accommodation to the public; and in the latter view the corporation are amenable to the judicial tribunals for the abns? of th*ir discretion, and the omission of ?u? MMfeiM of the power A corporate body is capable of taking the : giant of a terry, or of the right to establish one, and it is a freehold right and as m'ich beyond the reach of a gratuitous legislative resumption, as any other franchise t r property held by crunt or chirter. The ferry franchise is not the grant of political power strictly speaking, any more than the grant of any other franchise or any other use of property. Itcer xainij id noi more so, in reppeoi 10 me rigni to establish new ferries. than the grant ef the old ferry anil that admitted to be an absolute irrevocable grant in fee. The grant of political power !s exclusively a matter cf public and general concern, but the ferriage gmnt ?ns for the benefit of the grantee*, and tho i rent*.issues and profits were given exclusively to the inhabitants of the oily The inhabitant* in their ag- ( frigate corporate capacity, have as vented an interest ' n their entire grant of the old ferry, and of the ri;ht to establish other*, a* they h.ive individually in any gevernment grant of land*, tenement* and hereditaments Nor can such a grant ho lawfjlly revoked any morn '-bun the grant of any other hereditament*, except for nor*use orrrisuse, to be ascertained by a judicial proceeding. There i* no danger that the power of ertahlisHng 'rrries in di>cretlon. will be abused to the prejudice of th^ inhabitants of the oitv. or of it* neighbors e< nsiderluK the popular foundation of the council. It* sympathies with the feelings and ju lgn cut of its constitiien's must he lively, active and if>ctFianf. I'Jie |>ower is more likely to be used to the bef-t interests of the city, and with di*cretiou and judgment, than if It was reoulled and deposited elsewhere, and exercised by any ottier body of men. whatever ; for it is to be presumed that, the citizens of New York, in mattert that concern their leoal I nterests and cruvenieiice, are sufficiently sharp ni^ht-d, liberal and persevering Not only have the commissioners, in granting a livens* for a new ferry, exercised a power which lias k., n <h. .4 )... ?V. to ?5f .. an I ... ?, ? i .4~ ? I ? Ai ? 4 nr. II u^u.'u II.T ij.^iiwunriiurunj UIUIU'K'I bj tbe Legislature wlroh (mused tbe net, but, In grantirfc licence f< r the established ferries, and assuming to dire ft the crrporation of all authority over, or interest in ferries which bave existed under Us regulation, aid for its benefit from timn Immemorial, they hive Usurped a power. But only not conferred, but expniSHiy inhibited to thein ty the act under which they were appointed. The feci ion which grants the power to license, eontain* ali-o tile proviso, ' But trh?y shall not grant a 1 cence for any ferry or ferries which shall interfere with the r'ghts, tranehi'es or privilege* of th* Major, Aldermen and Cemnionalty of the ci'y of New York. Id and to any ferries established." If the powrrlo lie* nse the existing ferries had not been expressly denied, it could cot bare beeu established by construetirn under the provisions of this aet. Th? * authority given Iw to grant licenses for establishing and keeping" ferries not f? r keepingtho?n long before i *tsbllfhed, and the only ground on which a resumption by tl e legislature of the rights of the corporation over ferries cruld be placed by its advocates (even if me* resumption were constitutional, un<ier ?n? mrcumMance* ) mutt be the public nere* it* of establishing * teiry when on? did not >xipt ; while the rUhta ? and <nt? rest of the corporation In the terries already eMablirtled are hpo mnr# clearly inviolable, the rca ponwblih ulora can juntlfy. either In law or mo-alu, an InTAFlon of itb fianchtrcn, h?< no mlHtauce whatfT?r In Mich a case Th?t such an inT??lon should harn been countsraarrd by 'he comrati"?lonBi? in reference te f.rrien, wblch not only m>w exist. but are conducted so ai to MibpprTH the public convenience, an 1 under proper r< pulatten*. at rate* of ferriage sctroely more than nominal, and in ren>*o? to which nut a whimper of com- J RK I DAY, NOVEMBER 14, plaint ban reached tbe authorities of the oity, is not a Utile extraordinary. It Is proper to (tate that the notion of the commission ere has been wholly rxparte; no notice of the application for thefe licenses, or of their sittings on a subject so deeply Involving the rights and interests of thig city, having Iman Kiven to the municipal authorities. This Is the more remarkable, inasmuch as the licence prercribes regulations as to the rates of ferriage, the priviliges of commutation, tbe maximum of dividends and the application of surplus profits, as well as tbe number and character of the boats to be u<ed : all of wbich would teem to be matters peculiarly St to be regulated by tbe city government, but in reipectto none of which has It been in any decree consulted To tbe^e assnn ptlons of authority over subjects deeply affecting tbe interests of oar oiti/ens, divesting the government of the city of powers which are necessary lo Its notice, and wbich it has eseroised from time immemorial, and Invading its corporate franohiae and itx riphts of property, Is added the exercise of an

arbitrary power, to take steps which may r>e indis penrable to the accommodation of Its f >re!gn trade, *benever speculative interests may seek to enhance the value of real estate in a small looality. and may frame a ca?e for the tx/iaile consideration of men in Dimlff responsible to our community, whose rights are thus concerned. That a wire regard to the intercuts of our citizen*, aswtllas of the public at large, would dictate the most liberal arrangements, in reference to the ferries, is unquestionable; but there is as little reason to doubt lhat the whole subject, anil the regulations which are incident to it may safely repo?n, when the successive charters of the elty have verted them in thn sound discretion of our city government. I, therefore recommend that your honorable body take measures to protect tbat government in the e.iarci'o of its le gitimate and necessary powers aud to defend ng^lnsi, the violation which is threatened the oorporate rights and franchises of the rity. W. K. HAVEMEYKR, Mayor. The f llswing letter was directed to the Mayor, as the legal representative of the city of Now York : ? LETTER TO HIS JIONOR THE MAYOR. To the llorr. William F Havkmkver, Major cf the City of New York: ? Sir?You mill receive, herewith, a copy of a license gmnted to us on the 17<b tiny of October lift, by the commissioners appointed under the act of the I.egitU ture. entitled "An Act to Establish and Regulate Ferries betseen the City of New York and Long Island." * ? ? * We have a1?n caused to be nerved to you, as the off! o'ttl repiese ntative ot tbe city of Nbw V ork. a notion of the lauding places and other property, which the c<>miui.-f>ioner , in pursuance of the provisions < f the ant above referred, have determined to be necensary for tbe accommodation of tbe ferries granted. ***** We trust and believe, that tbe Corporation of New York will receive the negotiation, thus proposed by the grantees of the ferries, in tbe spirit of this oflnr. We liuve the honor to be. Sir. with great respeot, Your obedient servants, A. O. BENSON, EDGAR J. B \RTOW, C. KELSEY, W. S. PACKER, ELIHU TOWNSEND. November 7th, 1848. And the following is the notification. To the IIorcnRAni.f. the Mavov, Alderme*. a*d commokalty ok the cltv ok nkw york : ? The undersigned, Alfred G. Benson, Edgar J Bartow, Charles Kelsey. William S. Packer, and Eiihrc Towmend, respectfully show that, heretofore, to-wit, on the 17th day cf October, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty eight, the Hon Samuel Cbetver, John McLean, and Kbenezer Blakeley, Commifsioners du!y appointed by the Governor of the State of New York, in pursuance of an net of the Legislature of the State of New York, entitled '* An Act to Establish and Regulate Ferries between the City of New York and Long Island." were pleased to grant, by deed, under their hands and seals, bearing date on the day and year list aforesaid, to the above mentioned Alfred O. Bensoa, Ed<ar j usriow. cnaries Keisey, wiiuatn s. I'acser, ana i Klihu Towupcnd. a license to keep and establish the f?rry following, viz:? *********** * * * And in the city of New York, all those two flips lying on the north side of pier No 14,? nd the south side of pier No 16, being the slip at the foot cf Wall street. and the one South thereof, witU the pier between the tame, and bounded wimterly by South street, and easterly to the water line in the river, to which piers may be built. Now, we, the undersigned. Alfred!}. Benson, Edgar J Baitow. Charted Keisey, William S. Packer, and Kllhu Townsend. In pursuance of the provision" of such act, do hereby respectfully notify you, the Mayor, Aid-Tine n and Commonalty of the city of New York, th it all and every of t bo wharves, slip*, landing plan's and parcels of land, whloh are hereinbefore mentioned and referred to as having been determined by said eorannisrionein to be necessary for the accommodation of the above-mentioned ferry, respectively are so required f >r the accommodation of said ferry. This notification is given you in pursuance of the provisions of thn 4th section of said act of the Legislature, to the end that we. the raid grantees of the above-mentioned ferry, ma' procted to treat with you for so mash of s*id wal rves, slips, landing places, and parcels of land as jou are the owners of. or interested in. and for the rent or compensation to be ptid therefor; and to the further end. that if you shall refuse so to treat, or we shall he unable to agree with you in relation thereto, such measures may be taken by us for procuring tbe raid wharves, slips, landing placs and parcels of land as are neces*ary for the accommodation of said ferry, as determined by said commissioners, as are provided by said act of the Legislature; and sha'l be agreeable to equi y and good conscience; of all which we respectfully ask you to take notice. Given under our handa and seals, thia 7th day of November, )8<8. A. O. BENSON, F.DOVR J. BARTOW, C. KKLSbY. W. S. PACKER. k'.LIHU TOWNSEND, The whole matter was referred, and ordered to bs | pnuiru. Ue/i'rt favorable to appropriating $500 for repair- I in ft the Eleventh ward station hou*e. Adopted. Report edvtrse to the remission of the fines against ralmer it Peters, for running ttiges without lioense. Sun, e In thoie cnres upon whioh judgment hau not been tecdered. Adopted hill fvr Start.--Report favorable to paying James M. I Bard the tum of $11*7 fur stars furnished to the police 1 deportment. Adopted Fire Suit/ ? Report favorab'e to paying Benjamin | Willtumson the mm of $2 000 for deiending tire suits against the Corporation, in the State rf New Jersey, and providing for the further defenoe of those suits in a sum not exceeding $3 600. Adopted. Ttnth ?'Jr(rntie ? Keport favorable to opening Tenth ) avenue to 104th ttieet Adopted. liailrnatl in Canal street ? Report favorable to grant- < itig the Harlem Railroad Company the privilege of laying down raiislln Cannl street to a point within 7b feet 11 Br< aJ?sy Adopted in concurrence. Uailraad in Hroailway ? Report favorable to granting to Joseph Curtis privilege of Wyini; down a feotion nf railroad in Bioadway. between Kulton and CourtUndt Ftreets l aid on the table. Sewer.?Report favorable to conBtracting a sower in Sixth street. Adopted Oil ? Communication from the Comptroller, asking for the payment ol $1,078, due on two bills for oil. Granted. Alderman Maykahi) nailed up the Teto of his Honor the Mayer, relative to the improvements around StuyTenant iquare, and moved a concurrence with that Teto. Adopted Pes'gnation of C. V. Anderson, a* Chief Knglneer or the Kith Department, with h<s thanks for ttm aid wlifch has always been rendered him by tho Common Council during the f ast twelve years. Accepted. Alderii an Franrliiv, In reference to the abivn resignation. >p ke < f tho efficiency of Mr. A., and his untiring exertion* in protecting the property of the city at.<1 his gri at care nmnlf-sted for the safety of the firemen ot the elty He had been regardless of health, in the performance of hi" duty, and had rained the department to be among the most re-pectable of tfce city. K<>r the past twelve yi-ars. whe'her in the burning heat of summer, or the piercing bU"t of winter. never hat* tho bell tolled the al trm but ho ringed to the ?Ber>e of conflagration, and battled with t'.e element until succef? crowned bis efforts In the financial department. ,\1r Anderson has been most honest and frugal. The society for the r-lief of tho*e who may have been Injured while in the performance of their arduous duties, has found him one of their mot faithful tiuttces. He was too well known for his high eharacter to be eulogized, already enjoying tho confidence of the whole inhabitants of the city (le then offered a resolution tendering the thanks of tl.e Hoard to Mr. Anderson.for the praWeworthy manmr In which he has o< nduoted the den&rtment. and Hint n ropy of the resolution b? prujented to him. pioperly uuthf nficated. The Heard then took a recess of forty minutes. JkrTKR ItCKfl. Ferry.?Report favorable to allowing tb? trustee* of St PttiloK'# Cathedral to run ferry liont* from the foot (.f Grand street to their new cemetery at Green Foint forfuneral purpose*. Adopted ia concurrence. Knlargtmrnl of thr Battery?Two remonstrances, composed of about 'JO(i) persons, agiinst the enlargement of the Battery. deferred. Also. in ven petitions from about 2000persons, asking for the enlargement of the Battery Referred. (hunt nlirel and J'rck slip Frrtifl.?The fub.jeot of the lea?e of the Grand street and l'ecksllp ferries was thi n taken up. Aid smith offered a report and resolution to tho efTirttbat the lease and all pant action be voij. Adopted 'I lie Board then adjourned until Monday erening next, Bn\*n or As?i?t**tii.?1'his Board met last evening, at 5 o'clock, the F'reildent In the ch:ur. Kijiort* Jtdopiti - Of the joint committee on charity and ?lme. with ordinance In favor of paying oorporn'lon attorney a salary of $3 00o, for duties connected with the Alms hr>u*? department. In favor ot regulating and grading48th street between >th and 10th avenues. K<r a sewer In William street, betwenn Fulton and Beekman street* For a sewer In street from Fourth to Lexington Avenue. To pay bills of Drs. Ueline and GUI. for medical services.? Adveife to constructing sewer in 16th stroet, from neai 2d avenue, to and through 1st avenue to 14th trc?t. In f?Tor regulating i )d street, from Kb [ERA 1848. avenue to Blownlnrdale road ; adopted In favor of I pay tig bill* of Dm. Lyoni and Sleigbt. Id f?vor of relieving certain persons froiq af eminent f ir newer In 6th avenue, between 3oth and .Hot srrnet*. Of i committee on assessments. In favor of paying one balf on the asuessnient on the lot No 10 State struot; adopted. Ji New Cemetery ?An Invitation from the trustee* of the Cypress Hill Cemetery, located on I.ong Maud, about Ave miles from Bro?klyn. to attend the dedication to take place on Tuetday, the 21it Instant, at 12 o'clock. Accepted Doctors' Hills ?Report from the other board in favor of pa>lng billn of Doctor's Huss. Ilmbrouck Ki.sk, and Steam-, for >ervlces rendered. Concurred in Petition of David Covlll and others, asking for amendment of grade of Forty third itreet, between 8th aDd Oih avenues. Referred Petition of Jonathan Hard man relative to the station house lot at the oorner of 8th avenue and Forty-eighth stri et. Referred. Report in favor of settling the claims of the contractor for extra work on the bulkhead at the foot of Fifty-third street, Ka?t Kiver. Adopted. Petit ion c f Chris: ian Stewnrt and othera, to have afl'esrment remitted for setting curb and gutter In TKUft..?K D *1... ?r*K ...I Q?u . .. Rffcrrnl IVtitious of the members of Fire Co. No. 48, for one of Mr. Smith's second class en jiner Ileferred to Committee on Kire Department. Hwtronit in Canal iireet.? Report from the other board in favor of granting privilege to Harlem Hailroad Company to lay down rails in Canal street. Concurred in. lteport in favor of paying Dr. Covel $20 for service* rendered at the 6th ward station house. Adopted, and ordered paid. Report of the special commit tec on the petition of the Manhattan Cias Light Company, for the proteotion of their pipes in all streets where sewers and other I improvements are made, ca'oulatod to Injure their property. Adopted. Williamsburg ferry.? Heport In concurring with the Board of Aldermen, respecting the leasing of the Williamftiurg. Peck slip and Grand street Kerry Company On this report a long discussion took place betwetnthu Assistant Aldermen of the fteh and '0th * arils. After thin long Uif cuhmIoq of nearly two hour*, the resolution to conour was laid on the table for next Mi nduy night. After passing several papers of but little importance, , the board adjourned until live o'clock on nest Monday. Cupltal 1'iiiilatiinciit. The advocates of the abolition ol capital punish. | ment held a public meeting, last iunht, in Hope | Chapel Lecture lioom, Broadway. L?. F. A. Buck- I ngham, Esq., the distinguished lectuivr from Rnolniwl the ll?v W ? U ?k.. If..., I Horace Greeley, were the speakers on the occasion. The room was densely crowded, and, what is not a usual occurrence at such meeting*1, the audience consisted chiefly ol the rougher sex. The Rev. Mr. Bach was the first speaker. He proceeded. in a strain of great eloquence, to combit the arguments used against the abolltloa of oapital punishment. and laid down Che following positions : - First, That the spirit of Christianity in opp >sed to the punishincut of (he death penalty ; and this being the ca.se, be considered himself bound, in Heaven's nam-*, to advocate ita abolition to the best of h's ability His second position was, that it did not answer the design of its adoption, for it does not prevent the oominission of crime. On the contrary, one execution had the * fleet of causing another, by stimulating to the perpetration of the a?m? crime. The reverend gentleman having adduced several instances to prove this, proceeded to his next proposition, that it had tbe effect of demoralizing the people. He would venture to say, that if a public execution took place in New York, there would be a number of mlnia ture gallowses and mimic executions subsequently represented, by boys ef the city. Its results, theretore, could not be otherwise than demoralizing to the community. Ho next proceeded to show that it not unfnquently involved the innocent, aod promoted the etoupe of the gui.ty?thus promoting the crimes it was intended to supprers How otten had innocent men been condemned to death, and how often bid the guilty escaped. The reverend gentleman adduced several carets in proof of both patts of thi? proposition, ai>d wunt on to his next, that the ends of justice were cot tubfervtd by the puoinhment of death There were numerous cases where the guilty were allowed to ge tree, in consequenco of the reluctance injuries to consign a man to death, and to seal his fato for eternity. They hesitated in very many cases, and when it [ Ci'mi B lO UfMltllUU, It IX UI'IIVLTJiUUI*. 1 1119, IIOWt'ViT, would not be the case if Imprisonment or some ether piiuihliment wero substituted Far hi* own pirt be would prefer to be tiled tor h tirlme to which the punli-bnient of death wan attached, than for one in which imprifonreent for life wus tbe sentence?a* he belinved, fit m the above considerate n?, his chanaei of essap* would be iTuater. (Uheera ) He concluded by saying, that petiiiona should be forthwith poured iuto the legislature, and that everyone should exert himiwlf energetically to do away with tbla penalty. If there were any percons who bad doubts on the subjeot, let him apply for document* to Dr J. Hopper, Secretary of the Sooiety, at the office of llunl't M<rr/iantt' Magazine, 14'J Fulton street, and they would ba furnlfhtd free of charge. (Cheers ) Mr. SucKi.ioHtu then proceeded to address the audience. He was at a loss to know what ground to take, or what branch of the subject to treat, the toplos of which it consisted were so multiplied and various. He then proceeded to contrast the objection which the advocates of capital punishment uiad? from that | passage in the !)th chapter, Oth verse of (iJeuesis ? ' Whoso rheddetb man's blood, by man shall his blond i be shed," and contended that the sanction which this passage was supposed to give to the advocates of the gallowa was a misinterpretation, and a pieoe of controversal dishonesty. He maintained that it was a fiinp'e prediction, a general and universal declaration, without conveying any authority to put a man to , death (Cheers.) This was the interpretation put I npon the pvsages by the Septuagen'.: the Samaritan copy af the Scriptures, took a similar view. The Italian Bible, the Kr*nch Bible, the Huguenot translation. were also against a command lieiug upheld, aud interpreted the preposition "by," to meau in," or ' among." Calvin, abo, and i'a<cal. took similar views, and tbe latter wtntso far as to say that the passage clearly took away from man all power over hia ' Itllow creature. After dwelling for a considerable time | on the point, andijuoiog a number of authorities in ; ccrrotoiation ot this view, be asked if such a passage, sodoub ful, so obscure, was not a very insecure ground i II.. tli.n ...? I. I t? I lew the passage convexin({ a command If that were thf cai-H, it aunt b? binding at al. timej, and under all circumstances. Now, the e irly Christians did Dot think so, for the great St. Augustine, who llrst brought the light of Christianity to Knftiand, and ?*s subsequently Bithop of Hippo, wri>te 10 rei(Ue-it tlia'. I tli* iires of certnin men who were ooudemai-1 to doa'.b might be spared to alTord them tim? for rep?nt*ao?. | [lj.u?ry.? 1* the lecturer not mistaken bare in mailing the apostle of Bi itain and the Bishop of iltppo. tbi great , It I.., ....-I.. ft... l-j.-ij.? 1J "'""J """"..I I.icri.mi iu.|inu'i?l n.?.r,jntkr ] After dwelling on this point for a oon-ider*ble time,be then proceeded to correct anoiher objection of j the advocates of the gallows. who maintain th it I (iods justice i< retributive, and as the power of the law was derived from the Almighty.'that therefore the justice of m?n should be retilbutive also. He denied, ! however, both propositions, as also the conclusion i which was drawn from them. With regard to the i flrft. he showed that roan's own existence wmi a sufficient proof that the justice of Ood was not retributive; for if it were, who would there b' wiffhout suffering from It ? I*, was a delu.iion. also, to astert that the p<wer swayed by the law wag a direct delegation ficin the Almighty for this would mike hint the au- . thoi of all the crime which tyrants and usurpers h ive < per;etia'ed, and would be a renewal of the old exploded doctrine of the divine right of kings. He j equally denied that man s justice was >r could b>: it ti ibiitive, tor to be so it nju?t proceed .from a kini*ledge of the intrinsic merit < f the crime ; and wl o could have the knowledge without knowing the 111, .-.1 ?-- t .... ... I (< t.eers.) He tfcen proceeded to onmbat the ohjecti< o that the general feeling of mankind w?? in f>t?or i Cf capital punishment; that It prevented private r? | verge, aud othtr objections and conolu Ivd a length- | ened. luminous, nnd el< <|Uent ol-ser tatlon. whloh the pressure of otber milter of Importance prevents ua from fitting entire. { During the delivery of hii speech, j nnd at t!fce close, the eloquent speaker was loudly ch< ered ] A c< llecllon wai then made to further the objects of ; (he BNtlM. Mr Jah II Titi-? read a series of resolution*, embodying the sen'ImenU cf tha speakers, which were ! curried unanimously. 1 he Hon. Ho**cr Okcf.i kv eloped the procedlng*, | and it wax n mbject of general remark that the Hon gentlt inan looked smarter and cleaner than he has f >r a long time. He hitd a new coat on ; and although th* bulk of the audit nee could not believe their eyes. It was. nevertheless, true, that the tie of hp handkerohlef was not tin ler his esr Hewentonto gay that he had no idea, at that hour of the night, to detain the aud'ei re. They were than living in a revolutionary age, at>d it was to be feared that the present aspect of ( K.urrpean k Halts forbade the h*pe that hn an life j would be much regarded lie expected that, la o or4 years blo< dshed would be as frri|Ueiit and as extensive us ever. It was necessary, therefore, that they uVuitd do all they could to modify this, and to Infuse as much humanity Into tbe struggle** possible. By this means they w(,uld preserve th< u?ands of wives froui beromin ( widows and thr.u^and* of children from becoming or. pba'ns I'hey could not hope to i re vent the shejdin.rof bun an blood but It wad their duty to do all they eou:d to diminish It In the progress of time, wh*n the tire of this great coottagration spent Itself, their princl pies Hon la take root. He then proceeded to combit the arguments of those who advocated capital puuUhwent To put fc man In prison Ave years for Healing a watvh was not right, though it might be proper to ketp him there to prevent him from stealing other watcbv*. and to cure him of his distempered appetite. It was the same with regard to hangiog Hu repudiated altrgaher, the rentlment of revenge beiieving a* be did that capital punishment only served to foster tbis spirit, and to fail in the object for which they wero intended the prevention of crime. lie should ever advocate Its abolition. The meeting then adjourned. 1 LD. TWO CENTS. Pollcc Ilit?lllj{<rirr. Etcojte and Reeaplu<e of a < uuvtct - On Sunday afI'tnodn, betw*?n 6 an I <1 o'clock th'i ka?p?r of thu slty prlfoo digaoverrd that one of tb?! notorious bar{Uic, by the namo of Tbtfodor* Wil Urn*, h*d <-*:ap?<l from the prlton. It apppurii t .at tha pris oner Ilk* many others, wa? ruunlnti about th? corndu- rcry into m thu afttrnoon. anil an onlv on# k?fD?tr ?? in the prison at tb? t'me, and be waa seated by the Hot* some distance from tbe foot of the stairs which lead Into the yard, the prisoner, observiug hit chanoe. embraced the opportunity by gently creeping down uttlri Into the yard, proceeding to the large gate which lead* Into Krariklin (treat, and being provide 1 with a strong file, forced back the bolt in the look, sprang the gate open, aud made his escape Irooi prison About half an boor after, the keeper proceeded uprttlrs to lock up tbe prisoners, when the cell of Wiilum* was found unoccupied Search wan made, and the gate found op* ned an above described (>n ex imining the cell of tbo d>tperata thief his blanket was found torn up Intostiipsimd twisted into a rope, end the Iron plate which forms a part of tbe c< 11 window was dUcoreiei partly removed, wtiioh uo doubt be intended to finish, and thus make a place larue enough to pas* his body through, then lower himself down by his b'ankut-rope, and thus make his escape that way During yesterday much soarch was made in different parts of the city, in order, If possible to And out hie wharuatnuts, but without success uutil neur dark last evening. Deputy Ke#per Mesier, and a young man by the name of l.ow, procetded up to (he house of the prlsonur's father situated at No. '261 ith street. This houst Is one of a block of threa i-tory hoi is with H at roofs On entering the hous?, Mr. Mesler said tliey were in rearoh of an escaped prisoner. Tbe moth r of the prisoner wished to know if he bad a warrant toseirohth* f ouie,for if he had n<t,h?.-hou d r.o'search "Well," said Mr Metier, "I ?illt?lie the respon-ibilitv myiielt," i ,.f ...?.UI|?.I f,, I, .h? mending at the lower rooms, unci no vnried th* lr way up until they arrived at the scuttle door. This door was fastened on the inside. an if no one h?l passed out. However. Mr. Meiler unbooked the d >>r, and passed on the flat roof which ran the who'e bl.ck Oa | i?/>?lrg alon* a hnrt distance, he spiel i h i runaway convict endeavoring t? hide himself b-hiod one of the ohiirnl'S. luiiuedUtely on finding himself discovt red. the ra-cai ran towards the front of the building to jump (IT, when bit wan seized by the iron grasp of the determined keeper, brought back to the touttla d- or, hi d conveyed back to prtHon, where he was forthwith ornamented with a leg Iron, and chained to the cell as a punishment for making bin escape miking him m >ia -enure for the future There are three charge* tf grand larceny agai nut tiim. arid two burglaries. (le will, no doubt b? tried this w*ek and at ouoe rmnoved f r a long i e?ldeuce at Sing Sing $51 was olTerod by the keeper Mr Kdmond?. lor his arreet. Juvtnile Thievti Caught Jl^nin.?Two b">ys, about the ngi'H of 13 and 15 year , young In yean but oid in crime, by the names of Win. Crane and Charles Kairchild. were arrested on Saturday by Captain Kalrchild, of the 8th w?rd police, on a charge of stutllog from the premises of Mr Austin Kegna, No. 25 Domlnick street, a gold watch and chain, three breast pins, me silver pencil raw valu-d in all at over $100 Thin property was sold to an old black man by th'i riarao of Jacob Seaman. a notorious thief, who purchased all this property from the boys knowing the same to be stolen, for whiah he k?v? thnm $5. This old black lOgue was CHUght en Sunday nUht. and Ills pr^nires searched, when the whole of t he property belonging to ftlr Hegna was recovered In searching for the jewelrr, a 1< t nf burglars' tools were found, showing, beyond a doubt, the business the old rapoal was still engaged in. He has already served two terms of sentence In the State prison and now he bids fair to return b ick ag iln to his old <[uartera f?i anoi her term of five year ? k he two hoys, Crane and Kairchild. together with Seaman, were taken b> fore Justioo Blakely and committed to priton for tr'al. .ftrrut of Black Thievti.? Officer Nesbitt, of the 5th ward, arrested last night, three black wom?n. called Susan Scfcenck. alius Maria Stewart, and Ann Thompson, on a charge of stealing a gold watch valued at $5o. belonging to a Spaniard by the name of Mohannla Darbre. It seemi that Darbee was drunk, and was picked up by thete women in Anthony street, taken into one of tho<)e dens and robbed. Justlce Timpion corn nil: tea tnem to prison lor a turtner nearin?. *1rreit of Diiarderlirs ?Officers Barker and L.eeob| cfthe bth ward, arrested on Sunday night, two disor- ? dftly chaps, called Wallace M Hunt, and Edward McKlnney, who were acting In a very disordeily and rioutouR manner, at a house of 111 fame kept by Louisa Morse, at No 5:1 Woo?tnr street They were both taken before Justice Bliikely. and held to answer. Expnsint? Obscene Picturet.? A oompltint was made, yesterday, before Justice Timpnon, by James C. Watson. residing at No 15U VVaverly plaoe, against Cornel, us Cc r-on, keep' r of a porter house on the corner of Pearl street and Broadway, far exposing, in bin bar-room hung up on the wail pictures of rather an Indecent and immodest nature, tending to demoralize the young men who daily vieit the aforesaid porter house. The pictures were seized by the polio*, conveyed to the police office aud deposited in the back mow, where, after being inspected by the magistrate, they *eie put in charge of the property olerk. Now that the police have taken this good work in hand, wn respertfjlly draw their attention to the fancy cyytcr saloons about t>? n, where every one of any pretensions to respectability, has. in the rear of the bar. a nude female. It is high time that the police paid some little attention to the morality of lie oyster cellar*. Fun is to bo expesUd, during the week, ou this subject. Foreign Theatrical*. Orattan rooks has opened the Casino, In Holbora, for the wint< r geason I.ablaehe is soon expected in Taris. lie will bring back the immortal Barblere, anl the uoi-to-be-t'or gotten ueri mmo 01 l imarosa Mr Jobn Reeve, the son of the late popular oinwdind, appears for the fir<t time at the Lyceum, io a new farce to be called " my Kather dUl ho before M?." The London Sacred Harmonic Society will commence itp winter si aeon at Kxeter Hall on November Ud. with Handel's " Messiah." Mr Lnmley is desirous to let her Majesty's Theatre, and Mr. Dtlafleld in anxious t? take it; but the former has named >uch a very hi/h figure that it would be madnn s to attempt it Query ??Would Jenny Llnd te inciudid In the bargain ? That would make all the oifTerence By the bye, the Nightingale had b??a highly successful in Dublin, and it is stated that Mr. Luuiley. who accompanies the troupe, intends to extend bin tour so that, in all probability, Jenny l.ind will rat ht r Christmas dinner in Kngland. Madame Dulcken and her talented coadjutors, M' f"m Willy. Ilauimann, and John Tarry, have given correits durlig the week at Cheltenham, L?nmington. Lichfield Rugby. Iierby, Sic., with their usual success They will pay visits, next week, to several piarm in tte Nirih. Mr. Lover la preparing for the press an amusing account it hi* trip to America, which will include several suirdntes of his countrymen, whom he met with in tie new world A rew ci medy, called " It's All for the Baft," was b.-< iigl.t out at the Tlymouth Theatre, on the 13th ult , written by W. Hughe-i. solicitor, with very great success. A short time ago another drjim called " Iltcbsrd the K ix^t."' written by a i'lymouthian. wu produced at the same theatre, with decided sueoess. v i ih.. r. .t ul, 1 > ii.j " llhjn.e and llrMin lliurtratlve of Kngiinh l.lfi and Character," ictroilu-i tg ten ron^s of his own eoaipn?in,T, before the ttrightoti Athenrum Society, an 1 a n turn reus audience, at the Town-hail, Brighton, on WedDttday. Alfred Melton. who ha? urnfd for himself great and rapid succe-f in mnxlrnl and theatrical circles as loader of the ballet hand at the Hoyai I altan Optra, and as ccmpotet a?.d director of ihe music at the Adelpbl, is at prertnt tojourniog in Germany, with th? twofold purport of relaxing after the f.itigues of a most laborious (capon, and of pro* editing the study of cooipo iticn uniirr an eminent Oercnan master Mr W.-bster ha* granted ,Vr Mellon a Ion* cnnn'-. with the autiniI ation rf arming this joung artist, whom he fir; t in'rodiic* d to a I. ndon audience return to hia feat at the A del phi with rrcewed fceaith, and promise of future t xctllt Den R It3an the Irlab cotped'an. who ha? been for none time atta'hid to the Adeiphi Theatre, leatos tiat es;abli?hu i'tt and joins the company at the Olympic. Vr Anlerson the tragedian, havlnnflred % hot ihot Vr I',inn f r It r. . I r..? .1o. >1.. <>f hi* demand of A 60 a w?-lt for bin Fervioen. i* abou; tc return to America, * here be thinks they will be appreciated llowurd (lloTer'w laudahln endeavor to j?et np rp?rM rerfrrniKl by KvgHeh tocalists, bus been crowned witt? UlCOi M at ,\ atictiefter '1 he furi'tnt ir?? annomcad for the !ith inpt . but. 1n conseqnen?* of the indisposition of NV siro* Ite?Ten. only a portion of it ??? performed On the lath. Mr. Keeves bailo; recovered, the Optra, in It* complete form, wa* perf'>roi?d with th? ^rented purees*, the churactrr* b?ln?t ably su.-itatuod by Mis* Ksintorth, Mj?- Mien Rowland, Mr Sims IUeves. Mr Delaranti and Mr Whit worth. The oper* was re; eati d on Satnrdiiy evening for the benefit of Mr Glovtr belrg tb? la?t night of the present enu%g?mtni The Amateur Musical Society will resum# its perfrruisoces at the Hanover Kooui*. on Wednesday, Murclj 7in anaconiinue (ev*ry fortnight), until lh? 13th o! June. The Bardic Festival held ?t Abergavenny 011 th? lltb mid 1:2th Inst , was extremely well attended, a"><l the congests by the lia ptm and singer* proved highly interesting Brinley Hip arils wns appointed umpire, an<! his rierlhion* pave universal satisfaction Tha prirS of guineas offered bytthe Prince of Wales for an esray tn the Welsh language was awarded to Tbcma* S'nun of Msrthyr; and the pri?? of 70 guineas for the best model tu plaster illustrative of the t'srebro British history. ??" awarded to John Evan Thomas of Brrcoa ( o|. Tynte. M P., the President, announced that l.ord Melding would preilde at tha next festival, which will be held at Abergavenny la 1K>1. Ill* 1 rdfblpInformeJ the company thata bardie n eeting would be held next year, in lthyddlan Cantie, a fine old ttrn (nbere KdwardI held hi* parliament In I'.'&l) about two miles from whence a very pr?tty ksthipg p'aoe has sprung up wi'bin the** few yiars. calhd IIby 1. where steam packets ply daily to and fro from Liverpool, an l the Chester and I! lyhe?4 railway pastes close by. s