Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 15, 1850, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 15, 1850 Page 2
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KJCW YORK HERALD. 1 JAMHS GORDON BKNWICTT, PfcOPRlMTOR AND MD1TOK, ' riCT n. w. cohner or ruLfon and iumao rra. I Tin n.ill. V HKHALD, S ctnU jtr wyy-lf yr ?w. rB(i WKKKl.Y HKM.JJ.IK rvtry Hulurday, at lit tnU per HfV jr $.1 f?r a mmi, lAt Kuropt.ut ?duwn, $4 p?r annliirt, wvf*r'<*/ lirtat HrWaut, and (A I* pmrt*J tiu Co.iIMMl. MA l? m. iuJr Ik* pmUy?. ALL LKTTLRS by "Xt* for ?? *? rtftim*, ?r with aJmrH,*mrnlt, Iv 6r pot r-y,i id, ?r !K? potto?* will U itdueltdfrom tLf "unity rrW'Htd. r*LV*T.*RY<1)llRESP<>SDKNCZ. contain*/ tm^rlanl ?riM, ? /* x<-<i /rmn nay i/uarUr?f Ju world-, if uttd, will t* UtT'Uly paid f?r. Oi'B ftliiM OoiHnroni'inn ads FiincvuilT Inti'uanu to Iial iu Littim a?o r?ca*GIM KKMT TO I'B. K() HitTK'k Uikrn of awnynMU ?>b?bu?/. w aJ?ww. l"'"0 M? rtlur* IMoit rtiteUa. ADVNHTIHKMiliNTS mnwd rvtr\ mcruinf. J?)H fHJMTIHU tiecuud u*A ?"<> *Mi' A. AHC8IHINTB TO-MORROW EVENIN8. wii.iiM OFIKA, A8TOK PUCB-Cniii BOTI1T TH&Al'KE. BowtiT?IU.-Furui? _____ SROADWAT TnBATHE UroadwB*? f Aim 0*? with th* mi in L> Piabi.b a Qcatub? Lea 1ui>hii-Hi IkUID IB T?? ' * _____ NIBLO'SCARDRN.BroBiwBy?Tibut Korx? Soi i?r. ro* 1>BVB llill'ill M'ETON'S TBLATBK, Ch?mt*rt itrttt? H i al to Ri-im IT** Bct. NATIONAL THEATRE, Ch?'ht? S.|UArt ? Criinr'i 1>ai mm-Basic Wall rUBISTY'S MINSTRELS. M*?b*iue?' IIAll. CI Br**dw?y - nuonAa FELLOWS' 01'ERA BOI SE. Ml Bro?4? j-Etmiopi am iMffTHUJ. ABFRICA N lirSEVM?Ahvmjks Pit'OniA^cn ArriR- , BOON AM) KtBBIMB J?BW YORK AMTB ITU B ATHE, S7 Bow#r?-fci B?T?iA.v i ruilOIBAJIU. WASHINGTON QALL-Fakoiha O> Pilcrim'* PKOWIM. SATTLPR'8 COSMO RAMA c<r??r tf T>irt??nth ?tr<?t ?? ' Rroadway. Vrw York, Snnilay, Dfffnilur 1 ~y. IH-'iU. I ~ | Piimntaty of liiiclllgenoc. ifher hous* of Congress hiving been in pes- 1 tHia yesterday, our intelligence from Washington * of laiher a meagre character. As to this time j ?o htuinets of any contectueute has beeu done, we j 'met that members will bear in mind that this is ,he short session, and that they hive ubui>d>.no.' of w?rk before them. The proceedings of the Georgia Conversion, on Friday. Ja?t, were of a very in p irt-uit character, ? will be seen by a telegraphic report of them ?? another column. It will be perceived that a enes of resolution* were offered, which all the rational and well-ir.eaning people of the North and tfce South, of the East and the West, will concur to, and respond to most heartily. They breathe a deep attachment to the Union, and conn i?*r it as secondary only to the rights ami principles which was designed to perpetuate. This i* rood rthod< x doctrine. Those reaolut!?r.s further tate, that the present position and future prospects of the people ef Georgia will bind thein to ,h? Union as long aa it continues the sife- I f uaid of those rights and principles. This i? equally food?that whilbt Georgia does not wholly approve ?f the compromise ineas ures of the last session, she h> willing to abide by them. This is better. That Georgia ought to renst any act suppressing the slave *rede between slave-holding States ; the refusal to a (taut as a State any territory because of the e.xist ente of tlavery therein, or any act prohibiting the introduction of slaves into Utah or New Mexico. Tin? if asgccd at any of the rest If, however, Utah i .New Mexico ahould form a State Goverment, and the people ahould declare that slavery thill not xi?t in either place, we have no donht that the Georgians would be as well satisfied as if the reverse were the case?the majority, of course, ruling in each icstance. The last resolution is, *bat m the opinion of the Convention, the preservation of the Union depends upon the t<ii'Jiful observance of the Fugitive Slave hill. We ire perfectly well satisfied that the North re willing to abide by those- resolutions. Ttw? to no gasconade or treason about them. They are based on the constitution, and are no more or no less than what Georgia should declare. Every nan of the North, without respect to party?we Mean all Union men, and they have a vast majori ty ia ihis region?will respond to those resolutions and abide hy them, come weal or come wo. The sentiments therein embodied are the sentiments of the law and order loving j eople of the North, aud j if ever unfortunately the time should come when I the principles in those resolutions are not recog- j ned and futhfully adhered to by the North, th* Union, if not formally dissolved, will be so virtu- , aily. We are willing to make the repeal of the j Fugitive Slave hill a test question; but so sure as it j ii made such, so sure will the Union and the con- j Mitution triumph. It is undisputable that the noble State of Georgia will not desert the Union as long a* a plank of it remains. As we yesterday announced, Gerrit Smi li has weued a circular to his abolition co-laborers, a ayaopt.s of which will be found under the telegraphic head. It in, as we anticipated, replete with all that is subversive of society, morality, and Christianity, and is a fit emanation from an archdisorganize te his fellow-traitors and their deluded followers. It will be observed that Gerrit has tarn- ; ed the cold shoulder upon, and attempts to read oat ( of the abolition ranks, his ally and principal mouthr?ece of hit party in the Senate chamber, W. H. Seward, who has arduously assisted in bringing bout the present stats of excitement throughout j the country. When rogues fall out and expose i each other's tricks, it is generally beneficial to the ' ofnmnnity. Viewing Orrit's letter in this light, ' we are inclined to think that it will open the eyes j f masy enthusiasts who have been le<l astray by Ae filly tales oI conspirators, an.I serve to strengthen, instead of weakening, as intruded, the k?i<i of lite Union. *tw? from Afr?M the Water. ( ur correspondent* in the aevernl jrrat cities of Earope are a burr and intelligent cor,<a of aaaistants, who aeglect no auhject or dutv that may be beneftcwl to our journal or to the pabhe. The lettera of or London correspondents are alwaya remarkably itf resting, and to-day we present a letter from one 94 them, which supplies a bird'a-eye view of affairs in Europe. Onr Puia correspondent, also, tar- 1 mehet quite n lnrge arncuat of novel and enter- i laming information. The letter of our Berlin correspondent, together with the speech of the King of Pruasia, permit ua to | form a reasonable opinion as to the character of i eveats which are likely to arise m the heart of Eu- 1 rsf>e. It it possible that the whole movement may , he checked by aorr.e diplomatic maa'i avre; but I should the partiea in the field remain in an anti(osirtic |o*.tion till nen May, a serion? warfare ] na?y he anticipated. , The letter of one of our Irish correspond' nts | re- ' seats some verv important facia with reaper! to th? harbors on :he western coast of Ireland We have given ?ur opinion, on more thiia one occasion, on j thr value which would accrue to Ireland by the , establishment of porta for the gr*at steam*rs The , In-h harbora are the natural termini, of mul steamers: and whea they are mail* so by the commercial world. Inland will boast t>f an improve* condition, socially, morally and politically. There is too much iustice. however, we fear, in the hints with reapoct to thr inainceritjr of th* Rritiah trovernroeru with regard to ihm j?r*?}ert. Ei?hlyeara ago ih? auhirct war afiutra in I.ngland, and there has ? t "d any important etep taken y*\. All the government movement* have resulted in nothiag bit talk, talk, talk. Arwtitwu >i?n Mrtico.?By ' w way of limn ? hava jvnt rta?i?ad new* from and l?*rn that tb?r? la mot a aia?i? doubt about tha al??'ion of OaM rai 41lata ta tha pr??i4?nry af ul< rapafcJI<*. /m tha ?*?t tarn D. 0r l.ol? da la Ri^a. at praaant Maclean Minister at Waahlsgt' ?. had b?an alaatad fiararner #' tfia Viata of Pan Lnta. fr Rlva Palnelo bail b*?ti raalaatad ar 9rfarrer tb? L*fHat?ea af tb? Ptat? rt I 1 Jf?*k? | rbe Pallon Compaij and a Renewal ol their L?aw Th? Ccatract System. The Irue of the Fulton Ferry Company being ibout to expire, application has been made, or m ibont to be made, to the Common Council for a renewal of it for ten yeurs, from the fir?t day of May next. The rent which the company at present pay for the privileges which they enjoy, on both aides of the river, is thirty thousahd five hundred dollars a year, which they think i? too large at sum to be fixed for the future. Instead of raying thij amount' the compiny say they are willing that the surplus income, over and above ten per cent, shall be paid into the treasury of the city of New York. If the Common Council, however, should not entertain this proposition, the company say they are willing to pay the present rate, or any reasonable sum, for the terry privileges. If the former plan should be adopted, the company agree that the Chairman of the Ferry Committees of tSe two Boards of Aldermen shall be ex oflicio member* of the hoard of management of the ferries, in order, we suppose, that thoae gentlemen may see that the city treasury shall receive the surplus of receipts, after deducting ten percent on the capital stock, which, it in said, 14 not more than enough to repay the revision of ferries to extensive. At ('ret sight, this would appear to be a very fair ofler ou hepartof the Fulton Ferry Company; but with our content the Common Council shall not grant a renewal of the company's lease on any tuch terms. The income erf this ferry is, asevery oae knows, enormously great, and we hate no doubt that if the receipts over and above ten per cent on the stock invested were paid into the city treasury, they would amount to a very handsome fuud. We hnve no fai:h, however, in cor|>orati??nH fulfilling their engagements, if they can avoid .loing go. Corporations, it is suid, have no aouls; they can commit acts with impunity which would banish individual from society. Cor|K)rations, however,can do anything. If we wre certain that the designated tv.rplufl would be honestly paid iut* the city treasury, ?e would have no objection to a renewal of this l< are on the terms proposed; Imt we are perfectly tatietit d that, even if the chairmen of the Ferry Committee* were made (x-r>Jfic\D managers of the company, the cify treasury would not get a single df liar, or, if it got any at all, tlm sum would not amount to one half or one-tourth p?rt of the rent which the company now pays. The company would, no doutt, find a method of diverting the funds to some other purpose that would inure to their benefit, rather than pay so much into the city treasury, notwithstanding the v.-ry great watch which, we are sure, the chairman < f the Ferry Committees of the Common Council would keep on the accounts of the company. Notwithstanding the grave charges of bribery and corruption thnt v?f ie. on a former occasion. m.i.ie agaiui-i the C< muion Council, in connection with the leate ?f the Willitmsburgh ferry, and which, by the way, huve not been refuted to this day, Common Ccuncilmen a!?t)a have betu, and, no doubt, always wiil be, models of integrity and honor, ijroner than receiv e a bribe of ufew thousand dell arc,to mystify the accounts of the ferry company. so that tvrn a clairvoyant conld not see through them, our Common Councilmen would sutler martyrdom, end submit to be burned at the Etak*. But tl?y are fallible, like all other men, and might, very unintentionally indeed, crmmit an error which, while it made the city treasury poorer by fifteen or twenty thousand dollars, nught, at the same time, in some inexplicable manner, make them live thousand richer. Such extraordinary occurrences have token place before this, and might, we suppose, take place agiia. The best way, however, of avoiding those unpleasant filings, and to preserve our highly patrioticf ond rxtiemely honorable Common councilmen from the suspicisns which low and vulgar people attach to them, in consequence of these mysterious coincidences, is to have nothing to do with tuy such "hide and go seek agreement an tha. which the Knltnn Ferrv Omnanv rmnnm in anur into with the Common Council.* But badinage aside, any person who has watched the course of events in this city for the last fifteen or twenty years, cannot but be convinced that there haa been a vast deal of swindling, corruption, and rascality piactited in the way of getting contracts and making agreements with the city government, and in no instance has it been mere apparent than in ferry contracts. The city has I oft, over and again, by such means a* are now attempted by the Brooklyn Ferry Company. The question arises, what other system can be adopted by which the intereau of the city will 1* protected ? The answer is simple and ready. Let all contracts to which the city government are party, be advertised in the public news| apers, and disposed of to the highest bidder at auction. Let all our ferry privileges be disI osed of in this manner, and we shall hear leas of corruption than we now hear, and have leaa of the real thing The contract between the city government and the old gas company will expire in a year or two, and that, too, shonld be disposed of at public auction. That company has made the city government and our citizens pav imme'iae sums of money ; and petitions, signed by thousands of the people, have been presented to the Common Council, praying that body to cot only refuse to renew the contract, but to dedare that which ia at present in force null and void, in consequence of its provisions having been disregarded by the company. So far from any action having been taken by the committee to whom the petition waa referred, they have entirely disregarded the voice of the people, and have actually drawn op a report, which they are waiting for a favorable opportunity to present, granting a new contract 'o the same company for another term of yeara. Of co utse, we do not wish to imply that any outride influences have been brought to bear on the mrrobers of the committee, for they are alj honorable m< n. but if that report be submitted to the Con.men Council, and another contract be entered into with the gas company, we will wager our eiistence acainst a pint of peanuts, that we will hear of one of those remarkable and unaccountable rccurrencea taking place to which we have already referred. But what are the commit tee afraid of, that they do not present iheir report 1 They know very well that they kirke I the people's l*tition out of doors, and set to work with their t report, recommending a renewsl of the contrar with the gaa company for twenty-one ye ir* We have refrained from ?ayiog anything no the siih)<>ct r?r sometime past, on purpose to see what the committee woul d do, snd we now call oj-on them to >erd it to the Common Council at once, so that the public may have a sight cf It, and assure th?in , elvisof the great care which they have taken of [heir interesta. The contract syst?m must l>e abolished in the Fotm in which it now eimta The rity will never iiiitir^ until id ferrv nnviUtffi i*n?. miH >ther contract*, are aold by auction to the hieheet bidder, the purchaser givtrg ample aecurity for the I?rloimancr of hi* urdemking. C'HKAP Posiao*? mbitine at tmic ExcwaMR ? In another part of our impfCf?ion will be loond i report of the proceeding* of a meeting of the imrrhanta and other citizen*, held yenerd?y at the Kxchange, in favour of the reduction of poetnge. The me?tirv, from defective arrangement* in cttiliog It, wa# not *o numerous af might he expected from the tin importance of the subject} hut, if the numhera were not great, the argument wm attong, an<l, in our opinion, very conclusive. We nn?y add, that we do not belu ve there ia a oolitary citi. ten who Is not a friend of the proposed reform?* measure which ought to hive been lent since tnacted by < ongress, with the unanswerable login of the facte and figure* of ten yeara experitice of the *y*t?m In Great Britain, and a partial trial of It ; in thia country. J'ut better late than never?and now even, at the eleventh hour, the contempt* ed change will be haikU throughout the United States aa one of the gTeateat boon* ever conferred upon a free people. trust that the advocatea of thia bill rand their name ia legion), will leave nothing nndone to secure it? paanafe ig the prevent iV-won Nt*i lweihji feom Havana.?We have r? ceived, by the steamer Isabel, arrived at Charleston, our files of the ?Ha> io it la Manna and ftiro induiti uUdtlm Hmbana to the 8tli last. We trana late the moat interesting items from them. The Island of Cuba was perfectly quiet when the | Isabel left Havana, and the Governor- General, Concha, continued to visit ihe military post* and fortresses surrounding that city. The cholera still lingered in certain parts of the island. The city and environs continued tree, but it was fe&red that ?t would visit every locality. Numerous demands had arrived from Spain for sugar, and the prices of this article had improved, in anticipation of the new crop. We read the following in the IJmto dt la Ma' rin* '? Dibtiik I'lanco Ak>iiii.i. W? understand thaamcig the t>a*rengcru to thl* city, trom Now York, by tbe Mminfr Ohio, wan Mr. Jtora Gordou Bennett, flit or and proprietor ot the N'w York Htrald, a paper published In New York, and the mot celebrated in the Amrriian Union. H?t la accompanied by his wife vhoee talents a* a writer are also very ceUbrated Cnl<>oel d? Val'dt tola war also in the Mme eteamer Mr Mtnnett in the found trot the cheap press in the United fciatm. and on account of bin gr?n'. periodical knowledge and activity, be la called by numwout persons tbe Napoleon Ot the pr??*. The Italian Opera was attracting, every night, numerous audiences. " Lucrezia Borgia,'' "L' Elisir d'Amore," and " Maria ili Rohan," had been performed with m?gn ficeut tuccess, hy the artists who eppeared in the same operas at Niblo'a and Castle Garden. Stgnorina Steiranoni, C. Badiali and Salvi, obtain* d the greatest triumph in "Mara di Rohan." Several novelties, comprising "The Hucuenota" and "Robert the Devil." were in active preparation, and were to he produced in .1 few day*. Mllle Stefl'anoni was to have a foeiieli', the composition of which washiehly spoken of. She is one of the mod favorite arti<ts of the compiny, an<l we hep? ahe will have a bumper. The companvot Monplaisir arrived at Hav.iaaon ihe4,hin.?t. They will give some performances in the capital of th<* it-laud, and it is said th.it they will appeir at the Tucon theatre, iu the divertia-ne nient of "The IJugurnota." A new Italian operatic company is formed in Havana, in order to give come performances ta the I principal ritifs of the island. JmnyLUd is expected in the second wet k of January Great preparations havr* been already made to pive her a cpleudid reception H-iinum'a turent In.d returned to Havana from Vew York, and had hired a pplmdid palace, at $?,000 a year, for Jenny's reception. City Intel Ignixe. Dm'imOii or M??uh rt imbntu 0.1 ihk On*i*n? Oaia. - An iuiti<liga<ioii hut. brm pending, for tbe I aat day cr two beloieliia lienor Mayor Woodtmll, iu rcuaei|Dti(? of the srreit ?#f \\ iiii&ni Fcxtt, ou? of the dtivirf of Reynold* hliI W?>rl'? line of etiigt'g, runlire iLrcugb Droadftay. Hoortfenth street, ami Tenth aiti.ue, tn- driving mul rw,lvii.g tarn without a license. It avpt-arn that the Major refused to grmt a license to thia line; and jet. contrary to tb? ordin?tre. tbe | ropiit tore coiiiiused to ruo thi ir iti(??, And erected a sniull bo? in each xiage. labelled " tlonatjcr i> for the poor " (?n )>ac?HU?er? riding in Ihe stage, I and oBtring the far* to the truer, lie would reply, ! " Place the fare in th < pi or be*, if jou plea?e.'* No* | it war not kho*n by tbe stage proprietors that the | fond* thus collect) d in 'he ' poir 'So* ' w-r? JMributed to any benevolent institution, and tbe iu'erenca on the mind of tbe Mayor si-eros to b-. teat the propii?tnr? purkftcd tbe change; aad arcor<linely eon ticiki iu? driver, wiuiam mmjii or drmog tn-> *ia<e 1 for birr, niihuui a licence. and irapontu a tine of $10. It i* pre*iinn d the mutter will not re<t hnri u the ata>;e proprietor# have able c>un*'l and no doubt the j care vtill te carried, on Auiias ctnjim, bvtore a judge. l'lumMii' Btxtt'tT-OtiuitTiM or ritninii'i Bikiiidav - Tb? N?w York Typographical Society will ; eelabrate tbe an? hucdred and lorty tilth annl rer?ary cftbe birth of Uenjamla Franklin the patriot, phlla topber. and printer, on Friday evening. January 17, 186t'. by appropriate literary exerci***. a cupper, and ether commemorative proceeding* In order to give very possible effect to tbe celebration. Mr Niblo'* *p*ciou* butldln**- including tbe Opera House aj?<mbly iocb. parlor*, and salu<<u?. and all tbe variou* acci minodatu>n* of thia magnificent. < staMi?hmi nt. have been engaged. Tbe public literary <-i?rcl*e* will be btld in the Opera llooic. The Rtage mil b<- occupied by tba t fBcria of the society. iprakera. reporter*, and tbe invited gueata, comprising distinguished author* and editors prominent publisher*, and inflaentlal KrmbeiRof tbe typographical profession. Judge Kdward* ha* coi vested to deliver the "ration on the occasion, having been, in hi* early Jay*, connected with ^^ IMseijiected to be a magnificent ^itTsUii. Ljimh? The gaa lamp* in John *treet, opposite No. 40, have not been lighted for four night* All the ?il lampH In Little Ureene street were ent at 8 A. M : and the oil lamp* at the taot of MaUen lane, acd In Gold, Piatt, and Cliff atreeta, wi re out at the imp m | <111. tut re w>i> htc unpn ouk hi mgni on me pOKr. ot odd policeman; Dimil) three in Marlon etreet. and | two in Prince atrret. The lamp* la Tompkia*. Kant, | Margin. Ooerck. Cannon. and Sheriff, bttweon Riviag; tea and Delancy. were all oat at 3 o'clock yrttarday 1 mctning In tie Foanh ward. In Front and Oak etrteU. the lamp* were all oat at 11 o'clock. There 1* a meet ?hameful neglect eomewhere Killfd av the AtntiKKTaL DiMMaaut cr > O. Coicarr 0*er held an in<jne*t, y**t*rday morning, at 279fMith *tre*t. on tbe body of Jeremiah Faby, aged 37 year*, barn in Ireland who came to hie death by the ditrbarg* oi a gun. the content* of which lodged in the abdomen, earning euch tajnry aa to produce death in a few hear* after. It hcbi that tbe deceaaed > and many etber* belong to tbe |Irlvb Volunteer* and : met at tbe above place on Ft Iday moraiag with their ftune. lor the anrpai* of a day ehoottng, and were oading thein forth* *xcur*lon; and Thomaa O'Neal, afltr charging hii gun held it between hi* knee*, and wai adjutttng a percu**ion cap, wbea tbe hammer > tudd*nlv *lipfed. rtruck tbe cap. aad off went th* charge, lodging tha coatenta in tbe lower part af daceaied's body. The jury rendered a verdict that the decea*?4 cam* to hie death by being accidentally shot 1 In tba lowert part of hit body by a mnsktt while in tha hand* ct Thomas O Meal. lorn or RiiRtin Cimiik Rcrotntn ?On Iaat Monday night, a man by the name of Rlobard Caa-tdy waj going home to hi* residence in William-burgh. and on endeavoring to go on hoard the lerry boat, at tha (hot of Ormd *tr*et. he fell fiom the dork lato tba river, ad wan loat. Teeterday, tbe body floated to the curface. and ?aj found In the dock, naar by where he fell over. Coroner Oear wai called to hold an Inqneat on the bedy. The d??*aaed wa? a native ot Ireland aad 26 year* of age. The deceased wa* a member of tha Odd Fellowship. aad wa* on hi* return htue from one of tbe lodge mectini*. when be met with hi* untimely fate. Virdtct. death by drowning The member* of hi* lodge, " Kmporium. 849," are requaeted to meat, aa will be eeen by reference to an adrertieement lathi* day * paper, at their lodge room Odd Fellow*' llall. at two o'clock tfci* day, to pay tbe iaat tribute to hi* | memory. A Fib*.?A fir* waa dl*cov*red. on Friday morning. ; | at 3 o'clock in the hat etare of rha* D Field, 478 Grand etreet The damage wa* trifling Rtacvco raoii Diawmno ?A mao named Bartholomew Craven waa takea oat of the river, at the toot of Hiamond e'reet Iaat algbt. at 12 o'clock, by Mr. Mrllroy. who wa* attracted by hi* eriee tor hatp Ha wei brought to the 9th ward eiatlea bou*e. by offloar* mlth aad Cbattertoa. DutivvtbCmii oaaw -At do'elook on Friday evening, I two childrna named Illea a* d Catherine Daley, came I to the 17th ward *tatk>a hone* in a cold, daetitalc, and mieereble condition, oc-a?ion?d by tbe neglect of J their father Jamee Daley. They war* furai*hed with ! iodglag* and eappar Fiaa ? A Are brok* out l*?t night, at 9 o'clock In the tobaroo warehoa** of Fhen Goodwin to 151 Booth , treet It waa exUagalahed with bat trifling damage. MILITANT rARADKV Tie Jhn May her (Jaard* made a fine appearaace en Thanksgiving day a* thev marcbed through the city m rente for Aatarla. on thalr flrat aa a ual target eievreioa Thi* corp* ie Mamaaded hy Paptaia Jaa. Pi troll a man of martial batting, and who io?k? aa though he would lead hi* corp* to death or victory on ? ? nun n> ? wmi rianwg *nu on* bnllat ?p*d it* flight through tkn^hof tb* Tilt flrafula Osildl Oapt*lt> Clark* pwifl tha Ibroll r ffle* y**t"tday ?1tli Hit** brat* ba?d Thrjr I * !? *11 y ?ang boy* hrt?a*n the agr of *l? and I arlr*. ; Thr )(ivtklul ?prightly ocrp* had thirty *li uiutit*, ?t e trrm thr app>aran** at th* target It evident thit tbrr tw* hew to tb?ai Th?y mar-h*d lu adm tabl* *ty1a and ?ar? aroorajani*il hy t?*nt; gi ??t* The prior* ?*r* a* fcllaw* ? lat prla* a gold p-ortl 3d prtr* a*tl**r gobl?t; td prli* a h*>?k; 4th prtr* a bow and arrow*. Ith piix- a and ?rr?wa; 9th Tth Mb 9th and IO?h P'Iimi aarh a ?r?ath I'olla* lntall>K*a?r. "aKitm (WuiMi On* D'ttti /'mfctVy KttUd ?i>a Ftiday fWttiCon Id Sttadnay, opp..?lt* Nibto *. J M , la,- ard Jrho l,yn*h. drt??r? ot pjvwlllnn Un?* nt tag** ram* la rcllMoa III* *ald th*y ?*r* racing *na Item th* *Sn.t* ol 'h- t oofuolon lynab vai tkxtn front hl? **at th* on th* ; ?tir*t ?h?n in th? **rt?*tn*nt ti l rr>?fn?ton. th* borav* tr*npl*d on hi* b?ad aad bod;. Inflating In jnrlr* vhlrb la tallaard ? III fauw hi* <h ath Th* In- i Jiir?d man *w aonTajad horn* to hi* r*?id*nra and duila* tla *r?nlag Hag ?a* arte?t*a >>y th? ooiicf tt* Fiii*?? i h ward on ?h? aharg* . ? wilial and raralraa driving Th* *aa# will N- toi??i4*t -I by th? raaglatrat* ,?r"?f rf r*itiNr' y?*(f o OfUfr Waod. of th* Thlnl ?ard arrra'rd. ya*tarday tn >rnln? tn? ?n?n rall'ag th*?*rl?ra .'an ** flnil'h an?t .John Th ma* on a <har?* ot l.avltc *oiraiU?,?i a bargtarr In N?ir lit un??lrk. II. J., by hs-'adir-i Int ** <.?? ar.d M-allag hi t?f:t m a ^uaalii y ' ? ritAi.i?t i *.>j. J at ??*r g.tKl Tl.*?fl>a?-* waa i ninantW'l < W. Ja - lay la?t ?n-J th* ff|i? h??lrg h?*ti tfac* olty.th* aid of th* ab*.r* ofllr*r ?a*<>btain?d *r.i th?y w*r? takrn Into ?t;atAdy and eonr?yoJ ba<- k t>? *% Hriina?l?k for trial Tha prop?rty ?? r*' ?? I f*a?g* t)f #'???trg C 'r/?-<*.' " -?i fH ?r V*nd*rb*rk. on# rf thr rlgl ant rlUr r? attael*d to th* Id 41<rrl<'t pollrr. arrrMfd cn Vrida* night ? man by tha tint ft I'atrlrk Brarfc.r. a a > ?** of na*<iiig a rrnnUrfalt ft hilt, on KMjah Hit* No VI Oaiharlnr a?.. On *tr**titig thr a??ti*rd tha fennd in hi* jvn**wlon a qnaittlty rf oth?r rpntioa* hank bill*, amruntlr.g to th* nominal ral rtf fjft ala? la hi* rrrk*t ?** four dollar* In cnr^mt nrr Th* aoru?*d ?a*r"n**yd h*?W? Jnttlc* Moat>ih?w, ?ho d?l*la*d i a f' r k Jurtfc'j t/a?*t?l>ra \ Ckttf PmUc*~Im UnI rnt (k? HmkuU* < Eickugt. TratcHaj altorn*oi, *t om o'clock. a IU h*ld tl tko Hirekuti' Hx?h*af?, W*U itnit, for lk? ] rr4u?Uon of th? pr?Mnt rttu of portago to a nilorm [ i?l< if iv? i?ti for litUn yitptlil, ?b? cent tor , i newspapers. Tb< BetUi|*v not tm; Utftl} tttoid- I i *4, owing to a want / publication in the mvijmh'), ' and to tbe feet that mm ot tho jovnkli led the public , astray by announcing the meeting (or 10 o'clock. Ob the notion of Mr. Bu.*s Wood, Mr. June* Do 1 Peyster Ogden ww appointed President of the mooting The Viee President* woro 8 to wart Brown, James P. Murray Eliaa Hicks, OaJtb Barstow. Thomas Momi Taj lor, Alfred Pell. Secretaries :?HIrani Walbridge, Wriyht Hawks, Henry O Atherton. Tb? PaaaiDERT then rood the call of tho mooting, and ?aid, aa the meeting wai to email, it bad been suggested that it might be well to adjourn otter organising, in order to give time tor greater publicity. If aoy gentleman it Jlsposed to propose a motion of Adjournment, ! tbe question can be taken upon it. After a pause, i Mr. 8il?s Woon, aa nobody responded to the sugges1 tion < I tbe President, proposed that tbe meeting do ' proceed to business. | Mr. btkmiii Bates then addreaaed tbe meeting." I He > ?m tbe great aubjeet for whtoh tbl* assembly was ' | uirmi together came borne to tbe business, and ' bosom acd pockets of every man, woman and ehild ; thai eouid write. It was interesting alike to male and : female In fact, all were interested in tbe question of \ chesp postage. Several years ago, when tbe present I chairman presided at a ebeap postage meeting, in this ; ball, there was much opposition to contend with, and many expressed tbeir fears for the result of tbe moreI mem. while some raid it ?as Quixotic, and others that i it was an opposition got up against the Post Office I)i par! meut. The newspapers in tbe interest of the government all sneered, and tbe officials of tbe Post Office, from the very highest down to the boy tbat swept out the office, were arrayed in hostility against tbe proposed reform Tbe friends of cheap portage were told tbat tbey were smugglers of letters; and, in fact, there was a very general opposltion. if time permitted he would give tlte whole history ot tbe postage movement from the time that this Exchange was hurned and tbe PostOffice was removed to the l'srk Tbe inconvenience of that arrangement being felt by the merchants, tbey petitioned tor a branch down town The Post Office authorities eondeieeaded to listen to the petition, on the condition tbat one cent shonld be paid for every letter deposited, and two cents for every Utter received, while a sum ot f 4 ? as charged for boxes. This was the itate of things under tbeir iriend Amos Kendail When Mr. Curtis and he ^Mr Bates) went to Washington to endeavor to g?t this tax removed. anothur couceesion wax asked, which wan alto retu*<d. tnJ the member* of Congress for New York begged It lu vain This was to permitthe stenjuer*' mails to be opened at the lower brunch I'oet UtJice By tb? exertion* of Colonel Uraham. however, tl.'ic evils ?cih partially flue building was obtained for the Po*t tifliee , and tbe two cent tax was removed . but tb? (4 for boxe* still continued. Why should it be oonttuuod when in lio.-tun tbe charge wax only f2 ' He f upposed it w;i* because Nrw fork was richer, more enterprising, and more liberal. But this was not a solid reson for a tax which productd more than doable tbe rent of the whole building lie adverted to thoi-e difficulties to stimulate them to future exertion. by poll ting to punces* in the past. The state ot tbe F<.*t Ulliee prior to tbe reduction in 1846, was one one ot bankruptcy. The letter* were reduced ; Ire in iwi utj-nine to twenty-tour millions, on ac<rouut ct the high portage and tbe number carried by exprers It remained stationary at that figure tor sere . lal )?ars The revenue was rtduced JfrjC.0C0 iu three years Con?rt*? bad to make an sppmpriation to meet the deticienry. aril the iavi.ri'e doctrine ol some

prlniral eioLomiMM. that tbe Post Offioe should maintain itself was not realiied Tbe reduction of postage was achieved in lh-16 and. in four yean tbe revenue incrtattd (bbl.COO, Twe change* were effected. tir?t, ledutitig tbe rates more than fifty per cent. and sec< nd. chatting from pieces to weight. This latter was the most important because a persou cm now it nd aty cumber of pieces not w?lgtaiac half an ounce as a single Utter, and letter* which would then eoat seventj 6th cent* can be now sent for five oenta, and letters that lormerly coat a dollar oan be tent for ten cents As was expected the flrtt two year* there was a falling eft In tbe revenue, but not *o great a* to re iju re tte whole cf the appropriation ot 17 60.000 In the ttlid year the revenue exceeded the expenditure; In the fourth year it exceeded It by Jt 'Jl 000. and in tbls. the flltb year, there i* a surplus ot $1.143 046. and inn DCtwimnenaing tn?i in* n^nKefoi in* aeparcmmt have Increased mom tnen hklt a million lj the lei>t 3??r In ike next tbey will probably increase e million; and it they go on iDcreming at the tame rate, it will be very long time before we get down the revenue It mky be acked then wbtt are we to do ' I pay we ( ugtt to urge on tbe Poetmaeter to adopt the two teit proposed rate berau?e the Senate and the Hour* and the mott distinguished atateimen have declared in favor of it. I bad a letter from General Oat* on the inhjeet. anrtber from the late General Taj lor. and a tbird from Mr. Bnebanan. who aayt he U in favor of univereal pre- payment of two eente. The Preildent himeelf I* with ua. I mw him a few daya ago. wh?n he told me that, it we required the preeent urplua revenue to meet any deScieney ariaing from tbe proposed reduction of pe*tage. the money could not be better em[loyed than In dlffuiing knowledge. (Che# r?.) Tbat sentiment waa worthy ot the Pr??ldent, wbo tkok eiplode* tbat old. obsolete Idea tbat the Poet Office should support Iteelf. Why *bould it ?up* port itself any more than the judiciary, and other * vi "fie utaujlC Mrflo# r Til* rt<iacii??" in>? C posed hy the bill before Cengreee U to two eente for f an tnnee on letlera pre-paid, and one eent on newspaper*. Comparatively thie leduetion le not ao gieat as that of 1M4, and la approved of by the ehairman and committee of the 8? nate. It la alao approved of by mimbers of tbe flouae ot Repre?entatlvee. It ha* lie en tried in Great Britain, and haa (uoeeeded. It la not *o high a# to prevent people flrom writing, nor ao low aa not to yield revenae. In tbe firet year, tbe lncreate of letter* will be at 1#aet 100 per eent. I do not go io far aa Great Britain, where the Inereaif of letter* in the firct year wae 182 per eent. Thl* would give u* 140 million* of lettera, and n revenue of Vi.KO 000; In the eecond. a further increaea of fortytwo million*, or 112 million* in all bringing a revenue of 13 f,40 1)00 In t hx third .r, I-,,...? r.r forty two million* more of leltet *. making, In all. a 224 million* of letter*. aad ytaldmg a ntism of t M4AOOOO To nrtt th* deficiency. tho *arplo* on e band will bo nearly (nffloiont?flOO.tOO will bo *nv*d . In dtad latter*, and tho rovonuo from *hip letter* will lacrrae*. 10 tbat at tbo ond ol throe year* tboro will p be little or ao deficiency What ha* been tho result , In Oreat Britain ? In 10 roan tho letter* hare Inrr<a*ed from 74 to 3M million*, and the aocoaat of p rtvtauo and ?spen*e* *tood tho* in 1MB:? B Bevenue ot the British Po*t Oflee in 1M9. .H0.718.dT9 g Expenditure ol managtmeat 7,016160 t 8?rplu* revonne ft) 7(12 4-9 The &6d million* ol latter* bare boon written by M fl million* of people We have a population of 30 mil- d lion*, and >h?i we not write a* many letter* la pro- t Sortlon to our number* a* the Inhabitant* of Oreat rltnln' With them 40 per cent. of the population ? eannot r?*d nor wrlta; with u* odueation I* universal- a ly dilDMd Onr people are migratory, while tbey tl cberlth. at the tame time, a love ol home Scattered li from Paseamaquoddy to tb* Onlf of Mexlooand theace to the Pacific. Ibey will write frequently to their * friend*, if the potage U only reduced to two eent*. < Then there are a million of emigrant* fnm the old countrv. who wonl4 write to their kindred and friend*. a Tho* the Inrraa** would be far greater than In Oreat | Britain And ev*n If It ihonld not General Ku*k com- t< pute* that the government owe* th* Pott Offloe Department alne million* of dollar* for *ervl**?rendered,and tbi* according to the Prvildent, oould not be b*tter tl * tilled than to the Jlffu?loaof knowledge. (Applause ) f, Who would think then, that with theoe advantagee tbi* meeting afcould be *o email' It art***, In part, p Irom tho principle, that what I* evarybooy'* bovine** tl Uaobedy * busiae** But thl* I* a taut to which b every man onght to land a helping hand - and every 9 man can do *o without aacrlfloe, Look to the Inte- ^ rett* ol ycur children, in th* aahlevement at tho I nee- t< time Me benefit for whieh wo tooh I f I had an oppor- jj I faulty of deecHblnc the moral rosvlt* of lioe poetage, ^ I could ahow tbat they would be alorton* tbey would y hrlrg men at a distance together - unite heart to c heart The noble G? terel ln*k ha* traly *nld. that tl thl* measure will bind th* ooaatry more firmly tog*- ? tker tbaa aay law* that ever were passed or *aa be 0 passed letter* from parent" to yoath In oolleg**, ara w like ?o many tnardlaa angel*, wooing tbom to virtu* and preeervlag them Irom vice Th*ee communiontlon* j m*ke them feel that there I* a horn*, aad with that tbonght are *atwla*d the doaroat aMOclation* I might dwell. It time permitted, npoa the moral beneficent. nd literary recall*, but I have already tre*pa**ed too long npon jenr time. Yon are In faver of a uniform u rate of two cent*; aad do yoa not wt*h that the roeaage rfcould be collected by (tamp*' The Poet Office ol woaid thu* save an Immeni* turn of whieh they are rheated Aad yaw kaow that wbea yoa pnt a *tamp upon a letter tb* local poet master caaaot cheat yoa by taking your money and not franking roar letter nor can tli* ?? <ng*r i-hMt you. nor ran th* pMtmwt'T rh?at tba inummxt wb*T?aa yrur poat bill* at; b* d? troyad ud larg* mouit of mrtui lost That llnrloaa hir Rowland IIIU th* nthnr of eh*ap poatag a. ln'*nd< 4 In ht? original pr?j*?t that all th* ra- * r*nu* ahould b* roll*rV?d by *l?p? It I* tb* *la pl*ft and uifit nod*. both for th* paMIe lid th^ ?< tmfMMM I N'.w, ?b*t l? to b? don? ' lor * nia?t do % tomMhlng b*for* w* ?*par?t* Oonrr??a l? In *??alon TV* etvll and *lplm?ti<< bill l? in* bainra It. aad It " will n?aapy at U*?t a fortnight to pa*a it Th* aalnt ? hill, for Turk. I* b?fora It, tha horbor bill, and and otb*r Mil* boald** th* po#t?g* bill (n th* la- tl Uiini l?t ? b* a*t1v* and an*rr?ttc and w* ?bajl *< raec**d. Hut It nay fc* raid that th? Ponmwtar tl ti*n< ral hat r**omKi*tid*d It. and that. th*r*for* tffvr* f? l? no danyrr IX tha raraaar* I am not *o ?ur? of that. p A fgartou* *dltor Mr OaJ*a on** ramarkad to n>*. ?l that ar? not alway* rar* ofani?a?sr* r*o?ann*ad*d < by tl.* I'r*?idi-nt, and frnai ?om* la liratloni at IVaah- g Ingtoo I hat* htard of, I f*ar that th*ra It m- P *r*t ha*t1lity to It th-r* l.at intulngi. th*n ba ? ralltd *T*rywh?r* p??MI?na ?Un*d and ?*at to * Ongrtaa. and m*n>Ur? rhcnld b* ?rltt*a to by tl tlmr l laa<<? *lr?ady hunrir'd i>*tlttnn? ba?* b b<rn t< rwaidrd, all o?* th> ai la laror or two **nt?. and " dob* for tliir> r*nt*. Th?t* I* aotlm* tnha laat *' Cotigr**a ha* but *l?r?n **?* to ?it. aa<l much to do * In till thi rt {*tl(d. l.*t th* fpublU vol** b* h?ard * and I y till* m??n? * ?hatl aahl?r? tl * otywot w? bar* b In ?! * n At th* ronrln?lrn thl* aM* addr*?? van warmly app'audtd and Mr Rat** th?a prnpoaad th* fflllnirtnf aa- ' rl*a of ra*olnMoa*. which w*r* r*ad by th* Raarntary P U?n? ral Walbrldg* ( H?a<h?d That akllo * ar* (rati i*^wlth th* r*port f< of th* Po*tma*t*f Uin>ral wlilch aahiblt* th* proapa- ti tlty of tha PrH Offlf* l>*(artm*nt and nta r*?oaam*a- ti datloa for a further radical reduction of th* rata* of a aorta** cn l?tt?ra aa<1 n???pap<r?. w* ar* fally *atlaflrd that th* ramt aoda of lncr?a*(ng th* r*??nua of p th* d*f artia*at, **t*adlag Ha u**fnlo*a*. aad ?atl?frIng th* vlrhMoi th* p*op|*. a* *ipr*a*>d In ai?? than tw?|?* hnedr*d p?t|tlrn? alga'd by uvward* of ona di hundr*d Ihoarand eltlicna In itrry amotion of tha l a.an la to adapt a anlfoim rata of tiro eaav*. prepaid. tl on l'lt?ra. and on* ? **<t oa a*w?niip*r*. a> r**oai- I* S><nd?d by th* no?, Mr lark. >o brhaii of tb##taat? j imsBttteo, ul is tki minority report o 1 the Bon. Mr. 4* >ukm, el tki H?im if kpninUUiM, yitmud it m< Ae M nhUi ot Ooiinm. ] BeaeiTtd. Th?t two mil for kill u oimi, on tolettere, i*4^u Mat for M*ni|m, li i ui i?l- 1 1 tiently largo to pay the eoot or sailing, transporting, tnd delivering them to their add reee that tali low I rato will Indaoe th? people to write more frequently, 1di in* to huI their corroapondenee through the poet m< dBco. la preference to any othor (mode of conveyance. ' Resolved, That tho experiment of a two cents, or pa penny rato, has been saeoessfolly tested in (Ireat eo Britain, (luring the last ten yean, by yielding, tho wi last year, a snSeient revenue to pay all the expense* wc of a costly poet offlce department, and a surplus or 1 ore than four millions of dollars. tli Krsolved, That tho eiperlaiont of a partial reduction th of postags in onr own country, which baa now been in tb operation for five years, baa fully answered the eipec- as tatlons of Its friend*. and refuted tho objections and ielefnl predictions of its opponents, in the Increase fai of tbe number ol letters iron twenty-tour to upwards ?| ?( seventy millions and also 1b redeeming tbe Post (L Dfflce DrHittifDt from a state of bankruptcy under tba old nigh rates, ?d enabling It not only to pay iti ne vastly increased eip*naaa, bat to leave a aurplua of pr mora than tlavrn hundred thousand dollar*. sit Resolved, That wa earnestly ^equeet our Senator* pa iad RepresentatlveOn Congress to dm tbalr best exer- tb tlons to effect tba immediate passage of tba following bill rt ported at lha last suasion:? eli \ BILL FOE THK EIDITTION OF POSTAGE ON LETTERS, P? PERIODICALS, AND PAMPHLETS. , "Ba it enacted by the Senate and Home of Representatives of tbe United States of America, in Congress as- *J* Mm bled. Tbat from and attar the first day of , ilghteta hundred and fifty, tba postaga on all lattars iball ba as follows:?All letters, not exceeding half an *" nunea in weight, conveyed any distance within the J," United States, shall be charged with two cents postaga, .r md a like sum for every addltienal half ounne. or fractional part thereof, tha postage being pre paid, in c.a til cases, and all drop letters, or letters to be delivered |'c kt tbe offlae where deposited, shall ba charged with ! jne sent postage, to be pre paid "Sec. 3 ?And be it further enacted. That it shal 1 be tbe dnty of tba Postmaster General ta provide suita Die letter ftanips tor the pre payment of otstagn, of ?' :be teveral denominations of two. four and ten cents, *' ind such others ss be may deem expt dienf, and cease ' them to bafnrnisbed and kept for rale, in eaeh of the post offices *f tbe United States; and any deputy c1' postmaster wbv. shall fail by bis own neglect to nive wl he same for sale, to any person applying therefor, e0 iball be liable to a penalty of live dollars for evtry J' inch tsllure, to be recovered by the perstn se applyeg. Tbat any person who shall counterfeit, altar, or j?' oiga. any latter stamps. or shall knowingly bava ia *ic lis possession any sneh false forg?d or altered letter , 1 'tamps, with intent to sell or as* the same a< genu'na, ~u >hall be deemed to be guilty of felony, and be punish- B*' (1 by a fina not exceeding five buudred dollars, or by lh inpriiontuent not exneeding five yaars. ' S#o 3 ? Aiid be It further enant^-d. That the pontage pr n newt papers shall be charged, for any distance In the United States, one rent; and periodicals and pamphlet ball be charged half a cent lor each ounce, and tbe , soie for every additions! half ounce or fractional p wt , .hereof; handbills and circulars shell b? charged l>-:ter ( >nstage. pre-paid and all newspapers not sent from the IV ifllee of publication shall be charged one cent, pre- *L, >ald: And provided, also, tbat bound baoks may be th :arrit d in > he mails on pre payment of ona cent per mnee "Sec. 4 ?And be It further enacted. Tbat if the pubIshers of newspapers. periodical* and pamphlets, dn- , . ire to pre-pay the postage on depositing them at tho >nst < ffioe tbey shall be allow* d a discount of fifty per .j' ie?t for all auab newspapers, periodicals, or pamphlet?, lenoiited and said for. 'bee 5? And be it further enacted. That if by reason I. )f thin ?et, the ecu pro rat ion of any deputy pot- * nnster (ball be reduced below the preaent rate, tue ?h 'oatmaater General in hereby authorised, at bit die- * ration to inciaaae such compensation an far as jus- , ire may require, having regard lor the amount of 0f abor. and the character of the a?rvlae performed; pro- M rided that the whole amount of rompensa'lon Id any ^ irarrhall not exceed the amount allowed In the ram* tj.( (tire in the fiscal year coding the tint day of July. I PtO, and whenever a new post . Iti xhall be estao- *... Uhed. the Pott master Ueneral may Ox the amount of itinual compensation of the deputy postmaster. at a i rate not larger than Is allowed to txiftlng offices re- _0 quiring the feme amount ot service. "Fee f ? And be it fuither enacted That it shall be 0j-, the duty of tbc Poetmaater Oeneml. at all post offices j here the poat masters are appointed by the President ^ jf the United states, te provide for conveying letters |t> to the post office by establishing suitable and conre- kd, slant placea of depoxite, and by employing carriers lhl :o receive and depesite them iu the poet offlee, and it all such office* It phall alao be his duty to cause let- ?jn ersto be delivered by suitable carriers. M be appoint- ^ rd by him for that purpose, for which not exceeding sne cent ahall be charged: and, on advertised letters ^ here shall be an additional charge not exoeeding one tjj, tent. cp "Pee T?And be it further enacted. That the frank- u ng privilege, except so far as It may have bean oon- A,, erred by Congress upon individuals as a mask of re. w( ipect and honor, is hereby abolished and the postage pn all documents published by either house of Con[rase.and all communication* to or frem either house. ,h( nailed during tbe aession. including speeohna dell- a ' rered therein and all eomaunicatiOM to and from the v, >fficers of either house upon public service, shell be >aid out of the contingent funds of the respective 0" louses, under such regulations as eaeh house ahall [m jrercribe for Itself; and all communications to and r< m the general departments of the government, pro- W( ierlv eharireable to the nnblle service, nkill ho mirk?4 is rurh. and th? pn?t??? thereon be paid Ilk* other ^ tifriir* Of Ik* |(Ovrruui?ul aw. S*e Aid be it farther Meted, That th* Pout- fhl neater General be. and h* U hereby. authorised to j,0 Iraw npoa the Treasury under tuoh ehoeks > are _r, imtWk! lath* Mt of July two. eighteen hundred }L lb4 thirty tlx, entitled ''An net to change the organ- .w. xntlon of the Poet OlBee Department, and to provide ou, sore effectually far the ettlement of th* account* mn hereof.'' or by any other law. any amount exceeding w. he aetnal rostsges of the year, which may be n**d*4 'or li) Of the purpoie* specified In the aeoond teetIon u| >f the aet of eighteen hundred and tlilrty-aU, afore- ... id provided the earn* 'hall not. in addition to the lh, ictnai *n>*nnt of pottages, exceed the aggregate rum ru) pproprlated In eecb yeat. under the third aecticn of th ha faid aet of eighteen nundr*d and thirty-six; and e0| ueb difference between theaetnal amount of pottage* rul ndtt* amount appropriated by law. shall b* paid. h* re<inltltion of the Po*tma*ter General a* aforeaald, ?, ut of any mone j In t h* Tioatury not otherwlte apirepr feted t ' Bee 9 ?And b* it further enacted. That all act*, or th ?rU of aet*. Incoctistent with this aet, be, and th* . me are hereby, repealed." Revolved. That we reeommendto th* friend* of eh?ap outage, in every portlo* ol the Unit*, to cell public leetingt. prepare petitions, and forward them to Con- j ret*, requesting their Senator* and Kepreventatlvee ^ r> urge the Immediate enactment of the preceding .? 111 Jv, Resolved. That tht thank* of thli me*tine, and the riends of cheap poetage throughout the U. State* ar* dj, ue and they are hereby tendered, to the members of he prees'gtneinliv. and especlslly to the proprietor* nftt nd conductor* of the pre** In this elty. for their per- ma i> *rlng and able ailtoeaoy of th* reduction of postage, ,or nd their uniform liberality in gratuitously opening tb, b* roiumn* of their paper*for the discussion of this m, Djportent measure tb Resolv*d, That the** resolutions be published, and a , c opy be forwarded to eaeb of th* Senator* and R*pr*. f u, rntatives in Congress from this Stat* ltDI General Walbridge **conded th* motion for th* con doptlon of tb* re*olutlon* and bill, though he eould th* arc wished that there bad t>HD |T?iUr llberalltp ex- pin ?oded to the newspapers tee Thr r*Nl?tl?ii were tbea adopted nnBlnoiiljr. Up< Oea Walbrldge Mid, ho oil; t?bn?d the feeliag of wbl ? meet lag. whoa ho roqaoatod tho Pr**4d*at to sajra W* ?w word* Dk Tho Presldeat thoa raid that It wai to tho Cheap |D( eetage Arooelatioa tho praasat roooaaeadatioa of pro koPoetaaeter Qoaoralvaa malalp owlag At first. lik< a (tho Prooidoat) ?u rathor la Ibeor of concurring ohil ith tho Postaaoter Ota oral for a rato of throo coat*, i ,, ut ho bow thought It wu bottor to go at taoo to tho mli wo coats (ehoore) partkalarlp. u tho Peaate aad tho aad ooao woro la ffcTOr of It. As to Uto MM aad social thli ratdtl ho aeod pap aothtag Mr. Ogdoa eoaoludod mai t exproeelog hop*, that oo tho put labor* of tho tho heap Poetage Alatinn woro ao suooeeoful. thlo. paa k?lr last offort waa dasttaod to bo orowaad with sue- (f a ih, Bo waatod tho pr?oe to a tot* that tho cast* rar rtfeo thlaaeea of tho aootlag waa attributable to *wi aat of dur aotioo Oil, W?i aaipr.a? Von. aad wrong a^tlo*. for tho *? Vt?ww* aaaoBaoad th? aeotlag lor 10 o'clock tba Mr fun Wond th*a ao?>d that a committee bo mo ppoiatod to not potitloaa signed throughout tho oltp. pro, Tblo rooolatloa waa uaaalaoaaiy adoptod. Coa Mr. Pan a, of the Ooagreas of Trades, thoa aorsd th> lot tho aisetlag adj tirn till Taaedap. at 1 o clock cna Tbo g/neral feeling. however. waa, that tba oalllBg r|d I another aeetlag b* loft la tho haada of thaooaalt- mol X" aad Mr Frlce with dr*w bla motion t,cv Tho meeting thoa adjoaraod. without fixing a dap. (0o 1 clr< Kupreme Coart? ?pe?lal Torn. Ohl*f Jaetlee Kdaoaa* presidiog " TRI FOURBftT C*ftl Dec 14 ?Mr Joha Vaa Barea. cnuaeel far Mr Bd- ? * In Parreet. appeared oa behalf of that goatlamaa. to loro that tho lajaaetloa granted toCathoriao N. Par- "" Mt. roatralalng Bdwia Porroot fmm proceeding J? laiaat her la the Htate of Peannplrenla.for a dlrorao, [J n tho groaada of adulterp. b* dtaaclred. Mr. Vaa urea waa about to proooed with bin argameat. boa w,3 Mr Chaa. OVoaor. oa boball of Mrs. Porroat, said bit ha p?rfff?ly ready for arram?nt ; hut a? bit '"r k?? orcupU* about 1M) foiln# b? ?houll Ilk* to ha?* It* rpprrtunlty ol ((ttlni It ptliM. and wool J th<r? ra wl tbat th? ?r* n??nt b? poatprnrd for 'hat pur- "j* ?**. Mr Crtrnt'i pirt bM brtii printed and pub-?? !. and Mri f' ttrtt t if not Wb?n h? (Mr. U'C.) ' iU b* wa* r?ady h* vml to Ml b* ?H pr?pir?d to * nJ < a w|th< at lho?? *mda?lt? whlnh th* Court bad *7 r?rtfni?lj d'*ld<d that h* ?o?t aot wait for Mr. ,n* aa Buraa bad not *?r?*d Mr> F nrr**t# attorney w|th eopy of fc!slamia?|t and th* atatnt* r*<julr** *1fht *] ay?' **r?le* Th* affidavit of Mr Forr**t, wblrh ha* ?n pnMiat'd Id tl.? *w*pap*r? and whloh bapra- 0 ' umcd la tb* on* that would b* read hi t)?urt.lfiip*ach- "? li t r harartar at >lf? Forr?*t ; It Htata* that ahe had . it rt ?r?d a drf Ira to dl(*lor? h?r jit'lt to a mlnl?Ur ; , hat I* not tha f??i*; ba a?k*d th*r*for*. that tha ?*? ' r. a nllowad to rtasd o**r for torn* day*. till Mt?. For- *" p?f?an?a?r I* prln'rd Mr Van Iturm. In r?f*r*ti?a to tb* p">?tpon*m?ot, ild tbat thla argnmtnt bad haan twlea *at down an4 '' * ut aft at tb* dtMr* ot Mm Forr*>t'? eooa*?l, with ra*rd toth* printing. b* did not know that It wa* *- _ " i a*art to portion* tb* arnumaot for that: *?d a* to * (# *ffi<Ja?lt of Mr Forrart balag pubH?h*4. bawoold ' _ mark that Mra. Forr**t bad hat b*r aomplalat lnb*r F " |f tlratloa for dl?or*a publi?b*d In tb* n*w*pap#r? Mr O'Onor *aid th?y would d*ay that Mr* rorra*t ? * oMIubfd bar affidavit Jtidri What ha?* wa I* do with that' Mr Vaa Rnri* Tha fact tbat w* publmhaj out afll it i* mad* tha anbjaet af eowplalnt. ?f ? .ind??- Thf pa par* ?** to ba r*?y Tolamlnrn*; I* It IB* arafor* prohabi* wa earn flnlah tha ra*? to day ' How J*" ?> I* tti<> ?a?w?* ? . " jifr O'Ccpor-I 4? ?ct tkjBk * ca?JtJ f n!?b !| to- * *' w l 7; your honor seldom knew an ui*w tkkt ?u bc# ?r? foluliou, mt. iku the complaint. Mr. Ton Hnron?Thoro la no donM of gwtttngthrough day. I speak from ny knowledge ot what attdarlte ?a?e to read. Fudge?What *o you think, Mr. O'Conar? | Mr. O'Conor?I think wa oould gat through the readI to-day; bnt I think I aouid gat through ny paaer? >re rapidly If thay warn prtaud. rha Judge said ha was anxious to aaoo?odata both rtiav; but. at th? uma time, he waa desirous of acmmodating tha suitors in other causes, and tbarw is a larga amount of business to ba dispoasd of. Ha >uld Ilka to deyate some day to this case alone Mr. Nan Buren said that he thought a great deal or ne had b?an wasted in unnecessary dalay, and ough be would willingly submit to tha disposition of e ease made by tha Court, yet he could not sa? the rrff It j far any further adjournment. Jniln Mr Vm Sunn, whvn wau irat a litlla luift miliar with tha business of the New ^ork Courts. y*i> 11 find that them delayi are bj no means Mutual, aughter ) I'll give you next Friday for this ease. Ihe argument wa? aeooi dingly set down for Friday xt. Mr. Van Buren than said that tbera vara some per* which ha did not wlrh to serve on the othar le. lest it would give them a pretext to apply for ? ?tponement ; be now aUhed to be allowad to servtt m. Judge?I see no objection, and I shall direct tba rk to enter th? privilege to do to, with the order foe etponement. Till KRENCll 1'RINONM.S. The French prisoner*. Vereuiaitre, benhatn and Berrd. char Red with the rebbery of the preperty ot the untess f 'aumont, in Pari*, were again brought before is coutt, on habeas corpus. The prisoners, as fogi -res frtra justice Irom France. are hai<l under tun raty of this government and the government of ance, entered into in the year 1843. The return ot e keeper of the City Prison sets forth a warrant ot mmitment signed by Mr Me calf, one of the commismers of the United States, who has recently decided at. under tha treaty, the prisoners should be sent rk to France to abide the lavs ot that sountry, iich It is alleged they have outraged by burglary, sirs. Dyott and Howe appeared as counsel for vereutre. and Mrsi-rs. Bnrstow and Dustla for Bernard, tests. Bantord. K verts and Toulon lor the French an J nerican governments. Ihe Judge having heard the several oouasel. <len.d to entartaiu the application. He said that iera the means of Irvine < tie <{uestlon In tke federal aits of the Lnited States htd not been resorted to, appeared to bim that le would be very indeooroun r bim to interfere, and ptrhaps bring the two eoarts to coUition. He could ?<>t, nut see liy the first sec>n of the statute that tbe decision of the Culr?<3 Hits Judge or Cnmiuisslontr was conclusive. Thr> dge, therefore, refused to iutert>re with the United ates court, and the prisoners will have to apply to at tribunal. Superior Comt. esent the Chief Justice, Justices Ban Word and Value. IMPORTANT ft All. HOAR CASE. Dp.c. 14?In Ike mailer nf //it HuJion Riitr Rail Ro&l imyuny. it. J. OuOwjI-Same i? P. <>ulkmU ? Stimr. Julm S. Living i ton ?This ?? < an application on th? it of tfce Company far the appointment of Ave Comitsiotmrsof AppritWtment bt*i ween the oompany an] 0 defendants, as the owners of n al estate situate in e town of Hedhook,Ooiimy of Dutchess. require 1 by ' company for the connruc'iou of their railroad, rhe application was r-sUted on the part of ths tieidants. on the groun J that in September last, on the plication of the railroad company. Mr. Ju4ica o?dh. one ot the State Jujgtv at a special term held Newburgh. appointed fl?n commissioners, who apaised tha premise < and awarded th*defendants somtf e.OCO as compensation, and tbat It It not now eotntent lor the company to ob'ain a new appraisement, e application Is also resisted on several other ground*, t tint lathe principal Mr Thompson, a lawyer ot Pouzhkeepsie. on the part the railroad company, stated the preliminary pro edlngs which tbe statu* r<*<(uired the company to ke. and read an affidavit made by their engineer. Ha en stated that In regard to t ke objection taken to tha lsdlction of the Court, thx statute authorises applltions to be made either to the Supreme Court or t J e Superior Court, la th? tMty of New York. tfr. C I.lvingeton- We al?o o^jeo' on the ground that ur last proceedings were not ttken under the aot 1800. in connexion with the act of 1818, (tha eha/tec the company ) ir. Thompson?The company prooeeded under their srter. and are not boand by tbe provisions of tha tute ot 18W Wei go strlotly by our oharter. and oar eersartes have raized no question In their papers on it point. dr. Thompson in continuation?There la also a <jue?a in regard to certain other facts. We contend that ey acquired no right to the money until the soapstook steps to become seized of the lands, and aot ing done so. the parties hare no rested interest la 1 money, and tha point has been decided by tha arts of this city several times. Neither party aoIrea rested rights uutil the company proceed on i Commissioners award, etch party rrmaiaa aa they re before, (lb and 11 Wendell ) I know the Hume Court had mada a contrary declsloa, but tha urt ot Krrors reversed it, and in doing so, said that < rase of a private corporation was ^net ilka that at inblio one because It was presumed fcthat the latter J tunc* alway* at their disposal to pay My dcaandr kinst them. bat in the ovi ot a private corporation company such a* the Hudson River Railroad Comny. it vat not presumed that they had tund* at thalr >por*l; on the contrary, It might turn oat that thay re luolfint and th?r?tora. they wara not ^ralttMl take poaaessl on of tha property untH It waa paid tot; d upon thin reasoning the f'eurt of Krr?r> re?eri*4 i dceUion of the Supreme Court; but it i* atatod la s affidavits of the parties, upon their a*ro opinion wever, that the change in the road la not an in >veaent Bat the Court will not pay ??! attention the oplnione of uaprofoaelonal prraona. When we >w that we have altered oar line under the report o r engineer and under the direction of the preaident d dirrctoK of tha company- and wa ?Uin that wa re a right to make oar alteration at any tUi? under r charter?the Court cannot and will not diaturb In the exercise ot our right* when It beooaoa nelaary for the interact of tha -jompnay to oiareiao a. They alto object that, by our first valuation wo ctdtbrm; but now that wo are willing to relic re m. they tone into this court to prevent a*, and to npel u?. agalnat our will, to complete their own n. We do not wiah to rulu them who* we eta >ld it ?we are now willing to appoint commissions 1 to meet them fairly. we hare showa br oar affirlti ?hy wa bar* made the alteration* an J I think, iefartorlly. But, they aay. why not proceed andei old valuation, aad complete It' Our anawnr te that that, having altered oar line, our for mar proding* are Invalidated, and it ia, therefore lalib 1? (or us to acquire a title to real eetate under >*o proceeding*. Ir. outhout on behalf af Jamee Outhout, oppe*ed l application -*ald It waa the object of the company get rid of the daaagaa; It (o appeared by m of i affidavit*, which ought not to be allowad to be rani; thi* affidavit It appear* that th? j have taken an adlonal ?irip of land, and thi* I* one ot the point* by l? h they wantthe Oonrt to lialen to thi* novel appli loo. The fifth section ol their aot give* them lea veto ke alteration*, and to apply for oommlaaloner* and new valuation; but we Insist the alteration In i line of their roa4 I* not within th* aptrit and aning of the act, beceuto It evidently appear* that i act rontamplatea a substantial alteration and aot nerrly or nlnal one; that I*, that there ahanld ke a wtaniial difference between the old aad the new > *; or. In other word*, that th* alteration* ahoultl . trmplate an entiraly new line We, therefore, any, e ,t If the company can make inch alteration* aa thay ana. and when they please, thi* act doe* not jrot the owner* of property; and wo ln*i*t that, m an examination of the cooond ana, the Una, Ich Indicates the alteration. I* merely n*alnil also contend that If thi* Court should bo of opin that th* alteration U within the iplrit aad a*nnot the act then we ln*i*t that it wa* mate l*r taper purpoeee that the director* of thi* Company,. i all other bodies who bare dlearetlonary po were ere I...I In tk.m w4, I. ..J >7. thorofor*, th*y bin no rigit; u< naaaot. M?r i* a Bun (tu(t la tbi line to b* u lapnnwit, I If th* <mWoi of th* Director* In allow id to Mttlo i qu'ittnt. ib*a. I aoy, thl* court U bat tb* m*r* rbln* of thliOompaay. If tho Dincton oan iboifIr lla* of road o?eo. th?j roa do It to iaflatty Hi i, If tb** ohanfri It oao foot, thiy mi ihaago It in to ball a foot, ud a? on Ubtium Now, la rad to tbf faot Mt forth by tham that thaj wira Mt in of ill now highway 1 Inrlat that that kUkmr alwayi oaoa, and that both tbamMlvM and ttwii II *w? fa lOWMflm of tha fact, and. lo particular t tbair r*?ld*nt hcImm ll??4 la right of It, Uf it hir* ***a It daily That tha Inatltutloa of thaoo Mdlagi l? a braaoh of good faith oa tha Bart of tha pany. tb* ooart oaaaot tail to mo ; aid I rrfbmlt. rrfor*. that thalr bmItn ari properly bofora tho it; md if thl ooart mm that *a*lr objret la to got of thi old valuatioa Hid prosari a aow oao ri farourabl* to UuaiMlrr*, thia tha oourt la md to diar tho motion. b*oauM a ciaootlon of d faith ll alwayi proper to h* linked Into Tho omitane*! of thli c*M, If thl oourt limn. *ry peculiar Thi defendant ihowi that a aa? i mad* >0 long aao aa la*t May; tho lla* i<Hiatal r or l?o meal hi riao*. and tho map fll?d la tho aty elork'i offl?* la th* aouaty of Datahow; and ly th* CommlMlnaan hat* madi th*lr award, aa<i ird*d thra* partial thalr coin paniatioa A ad now, th* flnt tlmo. wi hear of thii motloa to ImproTa lln* I lay, thoi* olr*um?tano*? |Itm at a right hargi th* company with I in pro par motlrai How }* It to pam that they did not mi thU n*w high. f. Ufora thi damag** uad*r thi flrit *al nation a aai*ia*d. th* eowrt mm* mo from tbla proeiod* . that than ll MMothing unfair about It. Ir Roalay. oa th* pirt of I'Hir Onthoat. Ui*n roM I laid that af1*r *bat;bad b**a Ml J by th* lounial t pr*rad*d him. It wa* irate- ly Barrirary for him tr rati th* oourt, aor wo Jd I trouble th- ro with aay i r' ailnti* Hftpi inr a rmi*'-* 01 oijo OT in* ni*?*. i? aald. Mr Rowlaj'? I* ' h? ??x>ad4 application th. pany baa m*da If *l?l? ??< th? flmt application, *onrt would bound only to look Into tbalr prodlnpa ami ?? that they warn rtftalar. Imt har? ar? applloatlona without ?nt anhalaotlai <lifT?ran<vt, I tharafnra tba courtlo bum J to look In to th? writ# th a eaa*. but ???n If tba e< tut ahoold only look to nlarlty. thro we font* od that tbay hara mud* no HtntUl alUrwU <?, thay krrji within th* bonad* lb# totm?r Una nttd ntily ad ft n?t * few t*at, lh?r?> tha altatatlon In not ( bin tha ftth option of th? ; for thtl r? a*nn th# ron.-t will look Into tha pro dlnga and If thay find thar la not fo->d taith oo part ? f tb* o<>?p*uy tb-y should refaa* tb? moi Now It ?*rm* to ma tbal th<*y only watt a ditnlon of dainafM. and nnd**r >nti *irctitn?Una>* tb* rt will bold Ihrm In a atrlc" coupllaoa* with tb* , for atldantly thay hara no < thar objaat la rata n,' ? thla rourt.bnt to d'.alnlab th* amount of <"> at Ion Ir C. I.l*lne?tnn on bohalf of John R Mvlnftttoa, n t*a# ard raid th** llrat point ba would atata In. l mattf r la th* Com pant bound by tha *<>nal*atoa award ' That award la baaad npon an iraati th'- paltlaa. and baa the *am? foraa and *fTaat ha vrrdlrt rt a jury and la a^nally binding ?ad*r aat of 1MB aa a rardtot. and thla b*tit( a la*al rd nndar an a?r??m*nt at th* Oompany 'hay ara ndbylt Buppoa# tb* Rompaay had m?4? aron t with l.ltlnaaton. aad Ihay *f'*r?r?r>U propna?<t afrrlt to rrniiaUticaora tobaafpolnUd by JaJ*o

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