Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 20, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 20, 1855 Page 1
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THE NEW WHOLE NO. 681L MORNING YORK HERALD. EDITION-FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1855. PRICE TWO CENTS. mmXOZPAl ATTM1MM. Board of A Idtii men. Several ?rti of the Legislature, among it which was *n net to enlar^s the jurisdiction of the Courts of General ?ad Special Sessions ot the Peace for the city and < oun t) of Now York, were reoeived and filed. rmniiffl. Of the officers of the tirat division of New York State Militia, asking to bare Hamilton square graded for the ate of the military. Keferred. Of parties interested In the matter of the extern. ion of I'anCt street and wide ning Walker elreet. THr. HATIV1TY Or TDK FOLIC* or ?tmv TORK? 8A* CP AGilS. Alderman Bi krick offered the following:? Whereat, it ha* been reported in the newapapsrs, that Ste phen II. Branch. Esq., the renowned traveller on the Isthmus of Pararna wbuaj miraculous ejcaps from the voracity of the tree cIlmtiiiK aUgatort of Central America produced xuch a wonderful f onset ion in tbia com'uunity aeveral years aince, ha- been employed as Secretary of the Investigating Com mittee of tin* liosrl, who aru in the parsuit ot knowledge under difficult!. >s respecting thi nativity of George W . M?t lail ? tbe suiideu disappearanes ol "that cloth" ? the histO' ry of the dog piund and other important raaiteis relating to tne Police LHpartment; And whereas, there la an abundanoe of elercical talent employed in tbeofllcs of the Clork of this Board to supply the wants of all its oommittee*; Therefore, Hecolved. That tbe Chairman of the special committee employed i>> investigating matters connected with tlie l'o lice IHpaitiuent be, and lie it hereby, direotcd to report to this Board ty what authority hu has employed an outride secretary ? vhat compensation ia to be allowed to Stephen H Fraacli. Bsq., the historian and traveller, for his ser vices, and w bo is to pay tie same. Alders? a a Ely moved to strike eat the pieamble, which after some dtbate, was carried, and the resolution was Adopted. Akenuan Unit, os, the Chairman, moved the following resolution:? Kiiolvii, That the special committee, consisting of Alder men tri^KS, f. 11. Tucker and Hoffinire, appointed to oon sldtr the accuracy ol tie report of tbo Chief of Police ro spccting the nativity, Ac., of policemen, bo invested with fait power to investigate the subject in question, and t> ex orcise a ditcretionary rower in tho examination of witnesses in ail mattcis connected with the maladministration of the Police Department. Alderman Wii.mambox moved as an amendment that tho Committee be ditch&rged from farther consideration of the subject. AMer an animated debate, in which several meaner* took part. U.e amendment was put, and lost by a Tote of 10 to 12. The resolution Of Alderman Briggs was then put and aiU-r debate lout by a vote ot 10 to b. Alderman Lobd on senaading tho amendment, said he was satisfies that no benefit could arise from the inves tigation. to far as it had gone, ita only effect was to bring the Benxri into contempt in tbe eyes of t'u? whole community. It had, in fact, been carried to a ridicu lous extent, and w&u an enjuet interference with the pri rogativ: n of the Police Iiepaitm?nt Alderman Priggs (dam) spoke in favor of the con tinuance of the committee. He characterized the report given by the Chief of Police as untruthful, and said that its fai/iity was shown by the investigation ; tho Chief had refused to produce the original vouchers. He (Al derman B ) was surprise! that Alderman Lord should desite to qt arh the Inquiry at Its present stage. Aldenaar. HomitRE (ono of tho committee) challenged Alderman Briggs to point out one false statement in the recoil furnished by the Chief of Police. He (Alderman iiotltnie) bad been astonished at the extraordinary course pursued by the Alderman of tne Thirteenth in committee. Alderman Vooriiis eaw no reison for offering the reso lution, and he ?ould move to lay the question on the table. Loss. AloermaaBi.* was in favor of tho continuance of the cocami' tee's investigation. Alieimau Wiilumsoji said that he had been Induced to offer th? amendment because tne questions pnt by the Committee were a disgrace to the members of thli Boaid. Aid* i man Ei.y again spoke at considerable length in favor cf the investigation, as he thought that something important was about to b<i elicited, because such an of fori was mad" to qua?h it. He alla-Jed to the preisnt state of the c .ty, and said there was never so much ci'tne on the recoids as there has been since the ad mm la1 ration of It sy or Wood. Alcern>an Kelly said ? I trust, sir, that the Comm.ttee wi.i be dischaiged. This )nve.<tigat!jn his gone on un til this body hat* been brought into disgrace by the man ner in which it has been conduc e!. The object of the gentl man c the Thirteenth *ar?l in referring his reao lu.itu. was, no doubt, to prove, U lie could, that the mtjouty of tl.e police department are foreigners, in this he bns teen mistaken; but ha feela grieved ?t his mUtake, an l * iehes to throw ridicsio on the whola bui y. He altered it, also, because he is prejudiced against ail the human race, wit a the exoeption of thoe* who wtro born Lere. I trust that there f libeiahly err-atjh left among the members to glee to every wan, whether he ia native or adopted all the merit teat belongs to him. One word, Mr Presider.t, in reply to the emphatic speaker of th > f-evenUenth naid; he invariably ot late has taken thi opportunity to abuse tha Uon. iernando Wood and his administration of this city's government; whether this artsea from malice or political enmity I am unable to say; he eayx that crime baa increased and the polic. depart mi at is to better no 9 than it ana previous 1 1 bis (the Ma wit) taking the administration of the jity. Why sir he* .a tie most inciefatiga ie mayor this ot'y ?ver had; he u an h -nor to it am dnssrvts the credit o ?very welldKprseii citizen, whicti he ha"!, notwithstand ing tbe assertions of the grniiuinan of tha Seventionth, sundttay will sustain him when he is right. I trust that ihe con oiittre will be dischai^eJ, and no further action takeu in the premises, an<; thereby save oar t-eivee from tho odium of an lmiignunt publlc Ali'euoan ! ku-iih tliougut ther? we.-o more foreigaers in o? pol'ce .him natives whtu he ottered the resolu tion ol tnqiiry. and he thought to etiU; the mvsctiga tion shvei< that the Chief cf Police did uot give a Hair return, and toev tonnd thtt instead of 300, there are ? !ete'goo?-iu the pclice fove of ttis city, i'he for eif aers make erf at inrcads on oar ineUtutioni, by lnter teilng wits cui laws for the accommodation or tujta selves thf j fare tncro?:Iied on us till they have aroiued the w'co e American poool?. He would ask, were th-y to be gorerzed by a lortijrn, unnaturalize! chief, who has, in tact, a standing ai ny of foreigners under htm, and who has driven every American from the force by ?nueavcrii<g to put them in t -ggery or harness with bra is huttci t. ^ldmnan i oitn was in favor ot closing tbe commi tee, at its mves' Ration was calcnUted to demoralize the for je under the control of tne Chief of Police, by htviog th? tr st>p?rirr oflicer brought before an Alderman for th? purpose of t:eing mubbeJ. He (Aiierman 1j.) ropu dialed Uia k- * of excluding adopted foreigners from the police force, and said that there were some persona who were always talking of tHelr be ug Americans, he never boasted of where be was b>ru; ue did not feel it noce.s eaiy to declare whether he wah a Frenchman, au irish man, a Gem an or an American. Bat there are some . men whe alvity.i boast of the hunor of being Americans, bt-< a use they tacked ail tbe qualification* of a man. He (it It! una an I. } taw in this matter nn evident movement ?>r (he part of eertsin whig politicians of this ctty to mske the police force n body substrrient to theiu? to cortro) ana Influence the Presidential election of 'oG. Aldetnus T)r?kk did not csre who was on the police if be {was a good mnn but as to the investigation, ho thought ft better to let it pioceed, to show who was wiong and w*o was right. Alrtettrsti (' H. Tvcuaa was in favor of tlieinvesff gation. and txttnded powers to the oommittoo Akiermia i i Rr.K K said tha: notwithstanding the cis t<nguish?d itcrstary cf tne unrumittee (Mr. Branch) having come into tbo Board-room just now and shook iiis Bet at blot ( Alderman H ) for .offering, what he (Branch; termed, a blackguard preamble? and no aouat Ie ( H .) would be kicked b afore he left tbe I 'ai it- yet be votid continue to press the discontinuance ol tbe committee. There was nothing in the resolution of this Besri tliat demanded an inquiry into who kept tlx- dug-pound, ("laughter) ? win was the'Chief's tsllor, cr >kr. was captain N orris ' s tailor. AU these queftions wen -foreign to the investigation. Alderman How ahi> speke in ravor of dissolving the OMnmittee. He did not care whether the Chief of Holloa wna lorn in r nglatd, Ireland or Wales; an i he thought tho acts of th? Aldtrman of the Thirteenth were for th? pnrpnse of persecuticn; but ho ?as willing to excuse the Al-teman of the Thirteenth, because of his ignorance. ! Laughter.; I am an Amercan. I wan born in this C"y, hnl Ism told my parents were American" If they weri there was nothing to boast of in them, for they d? sNited me whin I most needed their support; they tle eerted B19 whenl was a week old, and I was brought r.p by foieigntTf , and 1 respect foreigner*. I do not pride niysaif en be rg an American. I prids myeelf upon iry eis trader, and character is more than country. Alter sornc frrthsr remarks from Aldermen Br;wf*, Vco*h;s | Wo. Tucker, Hoffmiie and Chrystie, the reso lu m of Aldi rinan Biiggi was lost, by a vote of 16 to 0, jro theconnr.ittee go on, therefore, a.i usual. vowrKartON or kirk wardb.h3. The folio t^.A-g appointment) as Kire Wsirdens were con CiueS:? Ix.iis C. Mreks, Orchard street; Floyd Smith Or>gg. e0 Wstts street; BoVrt B. 3aun'e;son. lqS Churcn Irtet . Charles L Mcnitt, 21 Forsyth street. Iht report of the Fire Wardens ras received faridoiuered oj li e. Peveral reparts from the Coram'.t c?- i.n lire /upsrtmsnt wtre received, and a comrauni cs iou frrm tie Comtni.'sioner of Streets and I<amps in rei ly to a resolution calling for Information relative to 'he ooctracts 'or repairing the public lamps, was ordered ? on file STRICT OUUKIKG MACH1MH. Oe iiictios of Al 'ermsn Hxitin tbe report of the Cora m-.ttre cn C escfng Streets, recommending that this rcsra take t j action, wa- eslkd from the USle. ihi; bui.ns or niK ot.u city oaix. 'I be cepi it cf the 8p*cial committee, directing the C^mnissicnr' ot Report anl Supplies ?ott? sell or ?otueiwtsc dl.-po?e cf the rains cf tne old City Halt nntil further orctis, was adopted. t*T ral pa^rs from the B< arl of Councilman were r? ferxed to tLt reepcctlve eomm'ttees. Alderman Rowabu moved u> consur with the Council an a to rep* >1 the ordinance telatlve to the sa.e of rtttn <taj l quor I ost for w<nt of a eonstitnMonal vote. Ad- , joenacd te Monday. HMurat of Council***" IK SkW CITY HALL. A r|X>elal n eeUvg of the Botnl of Ceuncilmen mi iield iMt fTMUj, to t?k* Into etaeidt ratios the report of the <?mte it1?* t n Repair* a ad f oppliet, eubtnt ttiiif; plint *aA epecifUatxan, kc , for * n?w City H?U Alter tli* trlnutti *t the >Mt mftiag we re read till ?ppr?r*i, tba Boanl raaf>ir?<t ints a Coaruuttee of , the Whole, Cotincilm&n Vormiiyea in the chair, and took up the document In question. The report, it will be remembered advocates the Park en the proper location 1 or the City Hall, and among all the plana submitted, (elected that of tiensrs. Gilbert, Jackson & Stuart, aa far excelling all the others in beauty of design and adap tation to the want* of the city. It may be aa well to state bere aomt cf the general feature* of these plana. The j are ?a follows : ? A bnilding on Chamber! street, U r*? atoriee above th? ) aaen rnt, with *ings extending on Broadway and Centre* utrti t, wbieh aball be harmonious in their arobiteotfcral pro portions, uroaownte a ad elevation*, and at the earns time in i.rcl.iti etural harmony eith the present Hall. The firout on Chamber* etreet will be 520 feet in length, and tke vines on Broadway and Centre (treat, will be leet in leugth, and to extend within 40 feet of the front line of the pretext Ball; the loner h?11 ot tbeae ulngs will be :ibout ?f> feet trom the eadi of tbe same; and the new strne tore, with the present Hall, will tbue forma quadrangle, with an open eourt in tbe centre between the buildlns*. Ihe dimensions of thia court will be about 190 feet by 29J, nod will le approached by sidewalks and carriageways be i twucn tLe wii^s and tbepreeent City Hall. TLe win^ on Broadway will stand about .16 feet from the raiiias; tie front on Chambers street will be about 61 fee', (cm tbe Hkuing: and the front on Centre street arill bo about Id teet fron tbe railing It is intended to provide a sufficient number of large rooms on the inner rsnce of the building, overlooking tiio court, tor the accommodation not only of the law courts, but for all other Unas ot business wlieie quietness and aeolueion from thebnstleof the streets is absolutely indispensable. It if ?! so contemplated to have a perfectly tiro proof building, so that in all t?e requisites of safety and corresponding ar janf enxnts mid appointments, the struoture shall complete ly answer tho purposes of its erection, and be a safe depesi tory for the itnuionso mats ot reoords wliiod will be plao?4 In the archives of the department, in regard to tbe material of tbe building, the Committee are in lavor of the Leu mar l>let giving a." reasons for their selection, the finer quality of Ihe atone and the saving of about five per oeut ia the coat of v orking up this marblelrom tbo rough block. The eonmittec finally recommended for adoption the fol lowing resolution, ? Resolved, If tbe Board of Aldermon concur, thst the plans and specifications fur anew City Hall, presented by Measra. Albert Gilbert, Thomas K. Jackson and Henry L. Stuart, be nud tbe sumo are berel y approved; aud the Commissioner of Hep airs a lid Supplies is instructed to advertise for proposals for tbe erection of raid building, according to law, ana send tho mmc to tbe Common Council for oontirmation. Councilman Bah.nky moved to insert in the resolution the words "and adopted" niter the word "approved " Carried. Councilman MoCahill moved to insert, " the sai l City Hall to be built on Madison square." Lost, on a division, by 41 to 6. It was then moved and carried that the following wcrds Le id.'ed to the lesolution ? 'said building to be erected in the Park adjoining tbe City Hali." Councilman Coknovkk moved to ctrikeeut the words " and speculations" m the resolution, in order that the resolution deciding on the location for the new City Hall, and tho plans of Messrs Gilbert, &c., might be tdopted, and the adoption or amendment of their sp8oi lications be left open for discussion. Carried. Councilman Pt hdy moved to amend the resolution by i Inking out "the Commissioner of Repairs and Sup plies," and inserting in lieu thereof ' thiee Comoiis Horers " Tbe amendment was lost. Councilman Con:,oveu then moved, "that when tbe committee rise, it report in favor of accepting the re port, and adopting the resolution a3 amended." Car ried. * Tbe specifications were then taken up in sections, and were adapted with some amendments Tne committee rose at a late hour and reported pro gress, after whioh the Board adjourned. Supreme Court? Circuit. Before Hon. Judge Mitchell. THE CRYSTAL PALACE 81IARIS? HEAVV VBftDICT AGAINST P. T. BAKNUM. April 19 ? the case ol Munn against P. T. Baraum ? an action for a breach of contract? wm resumsd and concluded yesterday afternoon. It -will be recollected that the cefendunt, who had t'aen been res -fatly elected President of the Crystal Palace Association, contracted with Oiaon I). Munn and three others to purchase the stcck he'd by them, amounting to two hundrol and twenf j-thiee shares, at the price of seventy. ont dollars per stuie, on condition that Munn would release the di lectois lrom all liability, and consent to a dissolution of the injunctirn which they had obtained. The object of the ptesent action is to recover the stipulated pti:efor the shares referred to in said contract. The defendant sets up insufficient tender of the stock to him, and mis representations as to the quantity owned by the plain title previous to tho sale. The testimony bsing closed, and the oass submitted, the Judge chsrged the jury that for the purposes of thu case be had ruled that the tender was sufficient, and thit this question would come up for review before the Court below. The remaining question in the caee, as to whe ther the defendant bhonla have a credit of $5 a a 'lire, was also submitted to tae jury, who found a verdict on that point in favor of the defeniont, and gave him cre dit for that amount. Verdict for the plaintiff for tl>,23l 55, to which tbe Court added one per cent extra allow ance uuder the code. Snpeilor Court? Part Second Before Hon. Judge Campbell and a Jury. APKIL 18 ? Elcazer Millart) agaimt Hazard KnnuAeS.? This was an action brought b/ the plaintiff as assignee of oiie Truman Ccok, to recover from the defendant for services rendered the latter by Mr. Cook, between the 1st of August, 18o2, and the 1st of June, 1854, m de signing, drawing, supervising, and otheiwise acting as consulting engineer, in tho manufacture and sale of cer tain patented improvements in sawmills, which service-), it was alleged Dy the plaintiff's counsel, Me.s us. Win C. Noyes and B. W. Townsend, were worth $2,100 a year, amounting in all to 14,160 06. There was also another claim set up in the oomplaint, for moneys lent and ad vanced by Mr. Cook to the deundant, for tbe use of the letter, amounting to *4'."i 47. On the lilth day of July, 1854, Mr. Cock assigned the above claims to the plain tiff in this action, who now brings this suit. Mr. J. T. Brady, on behalf of the defendant, moved to dis miss tlio complaint, on the ground that the plaintiff had fulled to prove any employment of &ir. CooV, by the defendant, and also that the assign inent of tbe claim was not properly proven. The Court denied tlie motion, and Mr. Brady opened the defence to the jtny, by stating that our sluggish ancestors were not half us smart as we are; that uuder the old style of doicg bulimia, a man could not assign a claim, and then ofler himself as a witaers in the case, to swear it tbtough. This ingenious contrivance was left for us to discover arid curry out into practical effect. The an utter 1n this ta?e admits that Mr. Ciok did perform work, labor, and rervices for the defendant, (as alleged in the complaint,) in intioduoing and selling an inven tion ot .tlie deter dant, set forth in the complaint; and in return for such rerrices defendant agreed to pay the board of Ccok and h s wife, and alt bis necessary expen ditures: aud if the invention turned out to be a success ful one, Ccok was to receive, by way of further compen sation, such fbaie of the proceeds of the sale of said in vention aa this defendant thought he had earned. In pursuance of snid understanding, the defendant entered iuto a contract to sell and put up one of hta-patent mw mxlls in the ci'y of New Orleans, and was to reoeive for the r'glit to use his said invention, in six of the Southern States, $6?j,CC0? provided Tbe said mill te be erected at New Orleans, performed successfully. That Mr. Coek agreed to go to New Orleans and erect the mill, and um bia best endeavors to make tbe same successful. Bat when tho time came for Cook to go, he ralused so to do>, and tl:e defeidaot was obliged to send one William Koi Ingg in liis p.'ace, who failed to make the mil; success ful, whereby tbe defendant lost the sale of his right to the bix Southern States aforesaid. It was al.-o alleged, that atteT the refusal of Cook to go to Now Oriean*, he still remained in defendant's employ, and during ail tbe t me he fo worked for defendant, the latter paid tie beard ol Cook and his wi'e, and when Conk asked defen dant for more y in addition thereto, defendant always gave him 'lie amount be asketi for; but the defendant ( enieti that Cook ever aavanced or lent him any sum cfmmey wi atever. Verdict for tne plsintifl. six root* carnages'. Court of Oyer and Terminer. Sefore Hon. Judge E P. Cowles. 1 RIALS FOSTPONEIV? FIK8T CASE OF HURDKi: *B MITTKD 10 TUB BKiBIONS? MOBJUSSgY AND H.YL&R DI6CUAKSRD ON $10,000 KACU. April 19 -Chargr of Anon ? At the sitting of the Court thih morning the cam of Moses Mysr, charged with arson la the first degree (penalty death), and set down fer thin ?' ay. win postponed to next Mondsy, in oonxe qiipnce of tin* trial of Lawson being (till on. Charge of Mun fr. ? The trial <*f flliam Scharfenberg mi pcstpced to Wednesday next. Ahigcd MunUr of O'Brien.? 1 he ease of Josr pk flail, cliarged with the murder of Wni . O'Brien, wai, at the Tfijiiebt of Mr. Bus teed. the priioner's counsel, remitted torsions for trial i'his is the 8r?t case under the new law giving the Se*.- lone jurisdiction of indictment* for muvCer. Hall will be trted before Recorder Jas. M. r^mltto, Jr. MORBIC9EY AND II Y LEI' UNCHARGED OK BAIL. The District Attorney and the Co-irt baring doubts as to >20,0(0 bail being (as regards the clrciim-tanH* of tLe paitits charjro) lve, ana comidering that it ftmonnttd to a d> aial of the motion on their belialf? the bail of Hyler, Van r?It and Linn was reduced to >10,000 ear:h. the xstre as that of Mnrriseey and Irrin. Id the courreof the morning >*1 waa entered Into for Monis^er aud llyler. Iraac Hoylar, of 31 Domnlok strett, New York, and James Conway, ol Flatbush, Long bland, justifying in the sum of $5,000 each for John Hjler; and Wta Marrin, of 22 John sheet, Brooklyn, justifying in the xcm of 910, GOO for Morrissey. THE ALLIOBT) MCRDIR OF O'NBIL. The Coujt piOce?(Jcd with the trial of Peter M. I ammi for the murder of O'Neil. The jury found th? pti'oncr guilty of maa'langMer in the lourlh degree. Oar Venemucla Carteapoaetonco. Porto Cahxllo, March :'A >*S'?. Politic* and trade. in tegurd to the political affairs of the country tkere is nothing cow to oemmunieate. Geo. Jose Tadeo Mo r agas seems to be firmly seated in the Presidenoy, a ad from the present prospect there ia reason to beliere that ha wilt ' hold on nntil the end ef his terns of four rear v rem scenting the ICtU of January last. Bueirffs is qwU aclire at rrw*at. aa we an aasr ia the midst of the ooflee crop season. Coffee of good ar*?a qualities can ha obtained at 10SC- ? 10\e , eur jency. Hid"- 10 kc- ? mcoh demead India*, ac-ne in ?r*rtit. C?OOa, a "4 * THE PROHIBITORY LIQTTOR LAW. THE PANIC AMONG THE RETAIL LIQUOR SELLERS. Tfce sale of liquor, it la asserted, since the passage of the Prohibitory law, baa bean enormous. Never was trade so brisk. Modern t? drinkers indulge immoderately, ud there la every prospect that the temperanoe law will b? insngurated moat intern perataly. But cotwithitandlsg the prosperity of the liquor traffic there ia dlami) and consternation umoag the dealers. Heretofois tbey hare been unable toroallse the disastrou a e fleets to their busine ss of a rig id enforce meat of the law, but thenear approach of t be expiration of their leases and the publicly pronounced dstermina ticn of Mayor Wo?d to execute the law, because it ia a law, regarolets of oonsequenoes, has produced wide spread distrust through all the ramifications of thia Im niente butinets ; and consequently, the mare timid dealt ra liave made preparations to olose their storsu, and enter tome otter employment. The foilr. nag siga ia quite freou.-nt:? oooooeceeeoooo0oooo9o9ddcoooo9o9 o THIS STORE TO I.KT. o o o e Inquire within. o o o 009000C3030990000000990090003900 la a walk through the Fifth, Eighth, Fourteenth, Tenth, Eleventh and Thirteanth wards, yesterday, we counted no leia tliaa aixty liquor establishments wit\ the above sign. We saw the following Inscription in aeTcral windows, in badly abated German text:? OOCOOCOOOOOO9OOOOOOO9OOO9O0OC9O9 o LAGER BIER UND WEIN HA I. LB. o o o o Zu Vermiethcn. , o o o oooooooooeoooooooooooooooooooooo The Getmans, by the war. are determined to erade the law, b* changing their bier shops into provision and eegar or 'Uaucbtabac" stores, wits a recess in the rear for the sale of liquor. Thus, while groceries, and pipes an d tnutr tbat is to be m?e zed at, are sold in the iront, the rear will be appropriated to lager bier and good liquor that is not to te anaezed at. it is entlmatei that over two thousanl stores are to let, in which liquor is now sold. Of course it is useless to advertise them as liquor stores, as, by that title, there would be no applicants; and accordingly, by referring to the advertising columns of fie Hbralo, the reader will find any quantity of eligible eatabl^bmenta, suitable for dry goods, provision stores, 4c., there no ticed. The effect on the large restaurants? Taylor's, Thomp son's, &c. ? will not be so disastrous as most people ima gine. They will reap tin benefit of the stoppage of the oyster dealers and smallar French confectioners, who depend greatly on the:r receipts from the aale cf liquor 1o pay their reut and expenses. It is utelep* to deny the evil effeot this law has had upon tbe prospects of ouainesa men. Just when the cry of bard times was dying out, and our citizen* wer* look ing forward to an improvement in bualnesa prospects, this law has fallen upon ns lib e a thunderbolt spreading contusion and dismay in every direction. Tbe mischief it has played with the price of property is evidenced by tbe sale of property which took place on Wednesday in Wall street, where lots were told for far less than usual. Atd this, perhaps, ia but the beginning of the Aid. MEETING OP THE BREWER9 OP NEW YORK. A private meeting of tbe brewers of the city wat hald last night at the Carlton House, to decide what steps should be taken by this fraternity in vieirof the en forcement of the Maine law. The meeting was attenlei by about thirty persons. Upon motion the meeting was called to order by appointing 11. P. Held, Esq., to the cbsir: and 1*. Ammermtn, Esq , .Secretary. Afier some speak ing by various gentlemen, a committee of five was s {.pointed to confer with the liquor Dealers' Associa tion of tbe Wtbtcbesitr and Astor House, and to report buck to this body the riault of this conference at a fu ture meeting, LAGER BIER VERSUS t?E PROHIBITORY LIQUOR LAW. The Germans of Dutch Town? a name by which a por tion of the outskirts of Williamsburg la d'gni&ed ? hell a meeting last night in Military Hall, to protest against tbe new liquor law, and to take preliminary stepa (or tbe organisation of a society similar to those whith have betn formed In th<a oily. There were about five hunored persons pment, and tne expre.-n.ou of fueling sgalnst the law was very warm, and sometimes violent. Mr. Stehlin presided, iir. l'ieme officiating as Secrttary. Several speeches were mads, all In German, aud all de nobmiig the law as despotic in the extri-me, and an outrage on Individual rights. It ?as finally decided to foim a permanent organisation, which should co operate with the tocieties of litjuor dee.lers in this c'ty, by means of delegates to be appointed a> a future mte'iog. Sub scriptions will be ratstil to defray any expenses tnatmay attecn their opposition tu Lhr law, which they have ex pressed their dtWinji'ialHm to opsone to the utmost. Ki-gular weekly .ceding; ars to be held hereafter. ! OPINION' OF ONE OF THE Mi.GI3rRA.rE3 ! AUTHORIZED BY THE ACT TO ADJUDI CATE THEREON. The law regulating the sal# of intoxicating liquor, an it it termed In tbie State, whatever the Legislature any hare intended, does not, in fact, it would appear, pro hibit the sale alone and of itself of spirituous, vinous or malt l'qnor. The prohibitory section (sec. 1 ) soys : ? Intoxicating liquor, except as hereinafter provided, stall not be sold or kept for sale, or with intent to be sold, Ac. In definition at its meaning, the act declares ? ?ec 25. Intoxicuilog liquor and liquor as us#d in this act sbsfi be construed to extend to and iueluds alee hoi. distilled and malt liquors, and ali liquors tb?t can intoxicate, and all dragged liquors, part of wUio-i alcoLol, ?it tilled or malt liquor. In cemmcn parlance, wherein we often eubetitute efi'ect for cause, or connect them together, wo under stand by the ttords an "intoxicating liquor," a liquor which hat been the cause of intoxication, or which h*s tbe cower to iatoxieite, ? . ?n effect produced by the di inking. The dec.nrttpiy part of tbe act announce* the- will ?nd mandate oi the legislature, and expressly declares that intor icating liqncr shall not be tola. By this we are alto to t>nd-Titaad, ae a fuller description, "all liquors that can intoxicate. " It is apparent, from thi u-m of these terms, that the Legislature has aiioptcd language whieh describee the effect procuc<d by liqucr alter drinking it, ai intoxicat ing, wticli It (.euples with E%uoe itself, naming it "In toxicating liquor;" and we can only regard tni? effect aa the criterion by which we sie to determine the lienor proscribed. It baa selected tbis manner of description rather than the language t f the prohibitory laws of other States. Iboea Usi say ? for inslauc:!. i'ennaylrania ? It nhatl be unlawful :or any person to tell, or keep for sale, any Tinous, spirituous, malt or hi ewe n liquor, or anv admix tures thereof." This detcripiira ia simple, and plainly understood. If the Legislature of New York bad made such nn enac'.ment, there would hare been no difficulty iu uncerstani ing its meaning. The article proscribed ia here pointed out by the process of manufacture ? no matter whether it is need and intoxicates or not'. It ie not named intoxicating liquor, or liquor that caa inftoxi cate; it ia spirituous, vinous, malt or brewed liquor, rbie it it forbiddea to sell. As there it no such thing v an intoxicating, liquor, exc-pt it hat ha<i tbe effect of intoxicating, and/mly be cornea an intoxicating liquor whan within the stomach, or operatleg on the biainof the persons < rinkiag it; aa co liquor, no matter what our experience of ita charac ter Kay tench us of its power to intoxicate, can do to unless u ed and applied so aa to operate in such way, it follows, from the description

given of the rale of liquor prohibited, that to constitute in oflen-e under the act, it must bo a sale of liquor which has bad tLe (fleet of Intoxicating the perron Urlnking it. Ihen we legally know It Is liquor "that ran intoxicate.'' Whan evidtnee can he given before a, magistrate tint liquor told at a given time had the efTe it of intoxicating the perron drinking it, tben. net ncVUll tben, ovurt act and offence be eetab brheU. The liquor, tLen, like the instrument of homi cide, at common law, becomes forfeited aa a deodaad to the .- late. It is alone in this view that seizures of liquor nn<*e a this act can > o made, and the same deetroyea. A (?tortious* full of liquor can be kept and sold with im., pnnity, to long as ttrre ia no evidence that tbe liquor fo'.d wet not tued for the purpose of ia toxica* ion and bad that effect. And then, if such evidence be give% ran oily the quantity "used" be destroyed. The set is named aa Act for the Prevention of Intern peranee, Pauperism and Ci into. and. aeomt intended, to jytvent tbe immoderate use of liquor, regarding the and tbe purchaser who drinks to intoxication hath delinquents, subject to penalties This ins t be proper and reasonable, and toouM he exacted? bat nothing more. At one earned ia the act to adjudleate thereon, .Iibava considered it expedient to express these views concerning It, in order to correct what appears to be eranaout opinions in relation thereto. A MAGItdPAttl The ??rf. Two capital fretting races came off. yeoteeday? oae at the Bed Home, Hailem and tbe other om the Union Couna, 1. 1. Detailed reports of each will appear as toon at ror ir. can bo found tor tUew A summary must lufllce for to-day. IIovss, HAina*.? Tro'tiog match, $iM0, mUe heals, n harness. Jan. tnfn earned V g? W. A. Browo.. 12 1 W.Shute named hlue g lUae Morgan, i I a Time, ?:47? 18:4 I'mon CorwjK, L. 1.? Trettrg puree, *30, trrit heaU, beet three in tve, in Israels. It-ate Wocorvff entered r. g. Sfay Fly t 2 1 1 11. run WcocrulT entered ? g. Union 'J 1 1 *1 Mr Yot*i entered b. m. Aag>i>t>e din. W r??l<x'v entered h. g. Jim., die. I?. I'fi'u tntWcvl q g. M I) Or 'tm-.. <*r*wn. Meteorological Intelligence. HOUSE PTKUCK BY LIGHTNDIU IN WLLLIA *8*7*0? OW1 MUX INJURED. On Wednesday for?nuoa, about half -peat eleven o'eioo^ daring the rain storaa, the house No. 67 South Ninth st:eet, occupied by Mr. James Acker, wu a truck by lightning. The fluid pas aed down from the roof, through the aide of the mm, into the Mtafcen, making a tola throvgh the wal aimilar to that of a Urge bullet. Mr Acker, who wan ait ting in the room, waa knocked inaenaible. Dri Walle and Colt were sailed (n, and, on examination, aseertained that the ouirent tock effect on the right aide, panting down the leg, under the foot, and from thence esoaped by bunting the J?a the r from the sole of the boot on each Hide. Mr. Acker was able to walk about yesterday afternoon, and will soon tecorer. TBK DAM DAT AMD THE STORK IS TUK INTWUOH. [From tie Rochester American, April 10.] We bad the "reign of darknoas" yesterday morning. A thunder storm w hich had been hanging in the We*t all night and growling hoarsely, came on very suddenly about o'clock in the morning. A cloud heavy with blackneHH came on from the We it, bringing with it a darkness that could be felt. The rain waa falling fa rioujd.7, accompanied by thunder and vivid lightning. Hail also fell in large quantities. Che hailstones were of every size, from that of aliot, up to that of w&lnuta. They rattled against the windows, causing muck alarm for fragile glass, bat as tbev fell almost vertically, they did little or no damage. A half an hour after the storm was over, the hall stones still laid upon, the grass. Al together it was a very severe and return kable storm. 'ihe storm was seveie in other parts ol tbo county. At Brrck j.ort, we learn that the bedstones ineaaarei nix inches ana a quarter in circumference. A valuabla bone belonging to Hr J. imparling was (lightened, broke lco?e, and ran till tie dropped dead. Shirpstein's o.nni bus was at tbe railroad station awaiting the art, and tbe lioi.-eH ran away, breaking the carriage to pieces. No pereon was on board. There wan great destruction of glass in the villsge. Every pine to bs hvl in the stores was bought up by glaziers to repair damages, and two dealers rsuie to tbid city Tor more. In Clarteon, one mile north of llrockport, a like scene was presented. Fences were lifted up by the violence of tbe wind and carried awnv. Trees were uprooted or bro ken by the storm. The glass on the ? x posed .side of the homes was nearly all smashed out. It M estimate! that in tbe cburch at ClarkFon alone, it will cost from fOO to 970 to repair broken glaes. M e hive also like news fretn the village of Rash. Mr. E J. Uelentine informs as that some baildtone.i #ere ti>? ' inches in circuaiference, whde a large number measured five inches. A fine csl was killed by the hail, together whfc quite a number of lambs, hens, &c. All the glass on the west side of buildings was broken, and many roofs were injured. Fruit, and especia ty apples, It Is believed suffered much by the destruction of buls. We doubt not that similar damages were done by the storm all through the western and southern portion* of the country. TELEGRAPHIC. A Bl'ILPING DESTROY IP BT LIGHTNING ? VEKY WAHH WEATHKS, ETC. Bostom, April 19, 18.5. A violent thunderstorm paused over Newburypo.t last evening. A large building on Caldwell's wharf wa? fled by lightning and destroyed. Several persons were ren dered stateless by the tliOcU. but no liven were lost. Raltimobk, April 19, 1855. The weather here is very warm. The thermometer styles at 82 degrees In the shade. >Vasiu>otoi?, April 19. 1855. The weather Is quite warm to day, with a pleasant breize. Tbe mercury rose, at half paat 12 o'ciosk, to 6(}? degrees In the thade. Philadelphia, April 19?12 M. The thermometer now stands at 82 degie's in the sbs^. Mayor's Office. HC'KK OP TBI 8TBXKT CLXANINQ MAOHIKIS. llie cpeiationa of the street cleaning machines sre evident y giving the city a more decent and healthy ap pearand1. The Mayor received a communication at his office ytsUrday from Messrs Smith, Sec It el & Co., giving a statement ol' the amoant of dirt and ashes removed from the Kiritt, fc-econrt, Fourth and Sixth ward*, fron April 16 to April 18. Here in the table:? Ward 1 . Ward i. Ward 4. Ward 6 L<?ada of dirt remored.. 606 4^7 4 >0 370 LwkIk of nabe* do. ... 225 'J00 1(0 200 Total 021 637 650 570 leads of dirt removed from tbe four wards ].0t3 Ashes ?? '? " ?' 776 Total loads 2,678 This certainly looks very enco'iraging, and speaks volumes in favor of the adoption of these machines aa a i substitute fcr the old iogy system of manual labor. There is still, however, a great deal to be done, as miry afreets in different parts of the city still remain in u very filthy condition. It is to be flowed that, lor tbe rake of the general goo:1, thee* also mil be attended to by tbe ptoper authorities. MAYOR WOOD'S JUDGE OP MXX1T. The new medal jjot up by Jlayor Wood at hit. own per sonal eipeaae, and intended a? a reward or mark of dis tinction for those nmoDg the policemen of New York, who may, ij tie faithful and fearless performance of their duties, render themselves deserving of it, waa ex hibited je?tesday. The medal is manufactured of pare ?liver, ted represents pimply an American eagle, with outspread wings, surmounting a shield beautifully sdornee with tbe stare and stripes. On a band piealaj dtagiaally across the shield, ii inscribed? i' or tun at Me> ito? and on a ribbon held in tbe bill of the eagle, ie tnrgaven the motto ? Fiat Justitia, si fcrrat omlum. It ? name of ths policeman, fortunate enough to have it presented to him, will be put upon the unct of the medal. The Mayor seems to think that this will have a ? ry beneficial elfect upon the police, by inciting taea to greater vigilance, and i-auaiiig Uiem to take a deejwr in terest in the puhjie sele'.y. Inert) can ke no reasonable doubt of the tact. Heretofore there has been re regard for f rest services performed by policemen, and irr that lad a In" may be ascribed the utter negligence and dis regard of duty which bas be*n a distinguinhirg feature in their characters. Now, we trust, that a new state of things will be inaugurated, and that the praiseworthy illoits of onr energc^c Mayr, for the protection of the dves and property of the cltlzess of this great metropo lis, will be attended with suceeae. ALT.KOSD HOTEL KOBBKKY. A man named Henry Wilson Peckham was arrested yesterday and brought before Justice Osbern, at the Mayor's office, charged by Andrew Per rice vrith having ccmniitttd a robbery on said Perrine, at Mr. J acne* Christopher's hotel, No. 104 Ve -ey street. It seem*, fiom tbe statement of Perrine, tbat about 12 o'elocs at night, while quietly reposing in his bed, he was awakened by hearing some one in his room handling hU clothes, and that thereupon he arose and ailud the per ccn what be was doing there; upon which said person cautiously slipped oat of the room. Mr. Perrine shears that the said person waa about the size and appearance of aaid Peckham. After tbe alleged robber had lett tbe icim, Perrine dressed himself, went clown stairs, and tole what had occur*! to the landlord, whe went oat and brought in officer Iiamblia. All tbree proceeded up stairs an<i knocked at the deer of Peek ham's room, who immediately opened it. On entering they fooud in Peck bam'a bed a pair el nipper*, three skeleton keys aa<l a screw driver. They alio discovered, dircttly outride o t Pcckham's dcor, three bank notes, which Perrine imme diately recognised aa the money whleh bak been stolen fit m him, amounting to $7. The door of Mr. Perrine's rum having been looked, lee supposes t'sat the ac-.uaed meat have op?ced it with the nippers, or some similar lastiuBK-ni. ? WlllUmibarg Politic*. U1MOCRAT1C FUSION MKBTrNQ BHCU UP IN (IQ if Xl NM. The following in large- handbills waa posted up in va rioas putts of tlielaie WMUamsburg,? ? I'lior. and luatiiony I All demoerata without diatlaption, who are lavoraala-to the united aotien ef the party, on the cetr.mea (loinccaatie platfan. are invited to attend at. the I'atiftc Rhsdea, No. HO nonth seventh street, on TbtiMdav, April lPib. at So'oloek, If. M., for the uurpoix; ot lormiug a N ? ti* nn 1 I ii ion Iiemoeratie Chili la aid for tbef.r?t Asms* My di.trtet of tba m-iety ef Kings. In accoicaace with this notice, ab the opening of the mettlrg last evening. tawnty three persons were present, ccn-ist ng ef office heW*r* and others, reedy and wiil ig to 'erve their country. Ks Aide trnxn LUirU Csmatoek. was chosm chair aha, and rej tnj bharih ttillett, secretary. l iana Swilt moved to eiect a President of the Club. Heme pn*cn wished to knot* first on what ptaltocaa ii? v wese to come together? Mr. Puwn: said If (he democratic party ahould join to gather in good faith, and let bf-gotus baby gone*, shake | bam'* like n.en, and bury tha hatchet, they couid carry the Mate this (all, and swre^ away all these whig isms. Mr. Mai^ham. wisheu to ksorr If a faaion wrj to be on prieciple. or for the pnrpo?? of proeojing some lucrative ofiice for seme person Arguments sprung ap. between Meier*. Bowie and MsrehaU, which caus<d tome excitement between the two ?aetitaa, and the Chairmaa ?tailed to order In vain. Mr. Funic (aid Mai*fc?ll came there to throw a fire brar-d in their mi> st, and some person suggested the prtpriety of throwing Mr. Howie down stair i. A geaer tl ; rlanior Itrse, ato motions to adjourn were made. One ' nan aaid them in fhver of Leeplqg whigs in office had beuir kave the run, and at <hi? time the mot ion U> ad.iottin waa carried, and they all Ufi. Villlamibnif Now*. A 'an >>e, of t, weu itreet, aeeidentally feli into a eea^pcol on Wednesday, and was immediately hiMed. Orvill# H. Taylor, agt^ f. orteen years, dleA the came n gt t from *he eftet ef iijuiie* recohed whUat jtiaapiqg in a ajjipyanl. Tvo Otnian Jews bovg'ut a diaeated cow fee nine *bu ogt. sad ca Woit ?*i?y U?y l-*d ite ca.aaue all cut of fw as. -age at tat T? a? sre.e criteie.*.. b-t aa they b||LMMItiftt>dsHSl?f ?*?>, the* lijrhargftd. 1 7?. Q\\ itr ?a.'3?g?t. I IMPORTANT MUFTIS' (J or Till tml-T mrmrr n OOMMlTTMt? A fUriMB IJL OKSWRAL c^pA,on or KNOW NOTHINGS DKNOr vr?n ?? 008T ? TftM UQPOm BIIL 11110 * PHOniBITOHT SoftM^ t0 ?n|?i0unce,nent.,? ^cial meeting of th. Soft Shell Ooml Committee wa? held Ust night jiT.m T' ^ H0b6rt K'^' <**? ? Pr Alexander Xing acting u Secretary pro tern.. The folio wing members were in attendance:?^ Thorn** Byrne., WiUiam Miner, Chariea Fletcher, P. 0. Maloney Thcmo. Vonroe, Patrick Coyle, Joseph Rom, John A* Kerned/, Patrick Ma the*., WJliam Fa/, Alexander Ming, Themis W. Adams, D*nW Jt Delavan, Chariea H. Wiig, lVUJiam D. Kennedy, Aehael Reed, Ata H. Bogert isoraan McLeod, James R Steer., Hiram Engle, John r*ltlt, Ccnrad tiwackhamer, William Hen ry, John Orr, m.tifher Weeks, Thomas Boeee, Jamea ScaUiff, John V an Buren, Daniel W. Morris, Jamea Gregory, Ja.. H Craw for a, Archibald Noble, John Cochrane, Mann. Kelly, Lorenio B. Shepard, Robert Keiley, John Mur w niA?XHe,rriCk' PhiUp *'""*> *?am Duaham, John Van Buret,, John (ichr^, Shecl^ K?nrdy participated in the discussion *ad , f?? i,Coium,ttee? consisting of Jchn A Ken SfeSfSiSS Ss?? and wo'0l!r?,d<; to Iffi* h''" #Vi" ot in violation of our duties a* a nation ?tth^g0T*rninent of Amerioau property, arrest of Ani?r5<i*n ^ joiiure to American thin., or ivtrlt to tho * m?H^, ? *? 7'j!i#noo Srvo^and^JeVotfou' which ?w$?di?& ?^???^*s!1thatw?.l,Xex?r tfor material indemnity for the exnjnuesof that 12. *C*?M 'f "''I'y of a tessS^^aassi sm&iKssss ?>"*??>?> ? ???.? ?u ?om " "dated1 mA'Cs W' *TUV P?- I frxisxsEi mm MHi MMMH thiV S^ste,th?**1th' ^4t tb? I''ovUion Of the onititation of law of^rim'hJm^.V, "VKSTt th" th? P,ol"'bit"ry rules of Judicial evidence " tj..? -T. tue most laarud constitution ^because it enables m* . th,i" Ml " ? ?on srrhUa ofthe earth 4J" cvea b' tu? 14. Kmolved; alio, That we re/ard the nrovi.inn. .< ?i . ?ld act in reference to .ale. not in orij, nil pickS" JS* latin* the convention with Franoe of July i ?? treaty with the tame Power of Jnne 2#. f<Si wh?V.h. u^* EKI 4*.d thlt ,h,, wine? ?'"i liquor- of France shSfl In ted to conuuniDtiMi in th" stAtn)i <> r ? i,, c ? ^ tain terms , l?lS mJSlbSi! are, hv the constitution of the Utited State* u?d? thl i,.y SnZ ft!t#.VAV"d ,'n"h,n'? ln ^ ?S^tit"todn or law. i?a,o": V* & eentrary notwlthitandtnr. l"n,Vr<? ?iw. ri*hti' lD?0,Torated in tho c 'r.nitat on of tho i?^edV?-Td r1,h" ?ri.m" ??"V t^r^f, nntntbeV are proved to bo innocent, thus rorer*in? anacrad nrinMniv. of our jnri?rmdonce wherehy every one ? tffi ianoKEt nntll be 1? proven to Le guilty P 'Umy l ta b# Duhilc freitlM' Uf^lAnV V0.!&^i'>^,, of tb'J oonatitntion nnJ rrli clph j j f &.l i " tlfht' an* 01 1oi?r eita1- limbed ITtBeipies efmrispradenee, are i>ccnl!ar!? dai*orn.,7n? eei.ntry wbiCymust rely upon fundnnieatal princirleii as iV. t fld< fSD.ticirm nrd JatoleWkn" a "d wi ^an not but "iiprc si iror regret that tha votes f.f Well rnaaninr paiallol in the history of this Stats That? not* ithstandinr JUCOU wr2o!?i#iT*5 r.thj *hi*,,n l^tna* the loan o? vVfUUUjHX) vroula be devoted economically to theonlAr/?*vinnf and completion of the caralu, etifi wonhfbe anplv en^cient (ii?^0&) tolfi^55fS?> apper*?t, and is avewad, that from ?l,- ' ot? ,uuu to f4?,0t?0,000, and in all rmbabilitv a m'u-h ? r I ??"?' to ^ will be required " til i ? a e i 8 1 that not withstand it* the tJ,wSJbMJ rais il w fiV l i i i??.?' t? the eoostltution el 1861, and ?,( J, 115 .applied by the State tax of three quarters or a BUI bare prodnccd an amount h.i leta ibelore expended fcr the support at tbm'. Mnn ? time ot peace, yet the ? uinoe ? o? th, state aa wa' dc> u!Tit . ' . w,)lg Oovernor. are ia iaextriuabla oonfu =2iSSr=SS:s condition of rwr affairs is so li?rf ?i?9Vi0 dem*alolhe prompt -Hlerrontlon of ercry iat.,d .v.V Pled IP to ^""Jpiclfed i?"y Uiy to ths 'on A- ut^y ^SSt ^Ue'i.^10* C'CUrra',ti0n 21. Ketofved, alio, 'Ihat we are hi -lily ratified by the ad ?II ? demeerstte m mhers c .1 the f.erislatur- nrion Uils (.uljert, and hall it as the flr.t step in ISretw to?S ?/'llJ.n?!i*IlC|re'?vI .0r' aBd.f.r * dou osrstta a-1ioinnt.raMon. H ^ .5 . 1 h,t 0Pon f'iaojrlos, tbe is-pr-M nta. tlves ol the democracy if the elty of N,? "oi, J0Tn an, S theff'fSlM^tlfc'J.^r1* *U" ?ra ?/T?ei win, oo.irt i once and defence eo opet?te in their maletienanee SStfT'#i'a?hl,lK '?>?e th!a ooeatibn to expv?,a ?Br yRS*?fif * ?.?oadee? oj> ernan^ kVo -d, M ror otthe citi of New Tork and we aiieeeel? tr.nt t-*>. al la i r.?felere tho et%y gov*Ttwiv>nt to ite (Venter PS h W a|lA ??r ??HOW ? * !BI * inlamoiu Police Jivw, tvhloh w?. ma ?i.u- ? 0 ?on*,rt t lJ pol'eeof this elty iatosn ? et ive politic al rrsaali.i t ion . ~i lost the foregoing reulnti ?r.H ho pt ^lithod urdcr the ia?vMea of fhe of .tot* ol tbta meeting. Tbfii ellcltad con-idfraUU. diaci^pion but tcro at length ranted unanimous y. It i? uadrrstool the ad Ctioi.tia.ti.ia has been col. UUd, a?l th?y full/eadoreo tbem. Hrw CnilvM Matter Order. to mi rniTOH or thm hkkai * New Yurk, April 14, IMC. Wi!> joi obl'gt on< c f your eonataot reader* by g Wiaf* >.o t'j? follow ic;; is your widely cjenlaWd pa prr, ear. thai beneflt ?!l iiflporterc and ti j public r rail t. An orO?r buae lately beeit received Iron WaiUngtoa at tli* Cuitcm House l>e psrUnent of tbia city, according to which no importer, broleror clerk, wi'.i h ? eattei "joel lowed to enter tbe public More ami loot after their eoodn wbi< b Me wet there for loxp. r-jon WU?t will be the ccn*e<iicoce et Wi n 'b*'\idity? The tvp'oyi'i will do jaat a* they plea**, tht-e l-?:ng *o me to. rottiol tbem or te oblige them to do 'heir duty. , Tboaf i(r(orte?e who are "mint liberal" Trill, of cotirae, git their f?o4a flret, and the mhrra will V*t<? to await the pleeeure of the appraiser*, fee. Bcwdee. fa buay tlana*. goodc art of tea a lured away in acae o'eMare eeraer, a?d itnii Ult? wee*? or even aron'.hn be 'ore tl ey ace accidentally dkcovered. That ?a>ab<ie) aitat ?h?nfcl not be called "apnblio ateie" after thle. AN TMIflKTKtt. Ja??eTJtt> aad F%<H Jaech* anarHad men, h?re been a treated, aad are in jafi at Bloom auto a, Tadiane, Ut tvopie* witti Aer' .ln-: K;?b*rlm and Mart Wiee.y, two girrt wSoee beeda were tnrned by rea-Mr* foer?*w* T%? t?e mr% art Kfceiy ? 1o U? |Mtll?P|tX A Malt Tiemendona, Bfoit Thrv 'l,n?> EetUUc, tet Vi"'""g m-t? tl nodfrtag Annonnctnunt of a ffew IUUak ' ?P** Troupe tor the Terrible City of Hew *?<*? OPENING OP THE IVAUUT OPIiHA HBA%ON, AT !* 'BL0'* OAMDUI, WITH TBI GREAT CANT ATH1CE, MAL '*** LA BABONIHH AKMA 01 I.AGBANQK, ON MOSS. ATKJL 30, 1855. CARD. In announcing an engagement of sue b greet ?nn un? deniable importance a* I hat of Madame la Baroness Annade Iai-range, the manager*, injustice both to th* public and thorns >lves, deem it neceasa ry to ofTer a few observations, which, if duly appreciated, will, it i? confidently hoped, justify tbom in prodding a a tar a f such acknowledged maguitude. when th? recant pnexk niary disappointment oonn-etwl with " Tlj? Griai and. Marie ICaterprise," can hatdly be forgotten Firatly, several persons, in whose judgnent evecjr confldence .an and should be placed, Insist ttimt " The> Opera ' ' (which in nearly every city in Europe Ik uuuler the immediate superintendence and pecuniary MtroniM Of the government,) cannot be firmly established in thue country? where it is altogether a pr.vato speculation? unless the system of engaging one parUaular celebrity at an extraordinary price is abandoned, ami the bnsf * ness is carried on by a superior stock company only. The managers wculd gladly adopt n prm:lple tendiag s? materially to reduce their expenses? it being well kuowa. that the beet stock company which could be procured, would cost far leas th?n one single artist of great repu tation. Bat unfortunately for theoi, the public bars had an opportunity of heating, in rapid succession, the most celebrated vocal artists of the day. They have been accustomed to extraordinary performers. They have become as good, and perhaps better judges, than the audiences of Paris, London. St Petersburg, or Mi lan ; and there consequently exists no small r*a*e* to believe that " merely gocd singers " would not elicit a sufficient amount of patronage to ootrer expenses, even if calculated on a moderate scale There fore, after a careful examination of the subject, Ik* managers have arrived at the conclusion that the only way for them to achieve success would be. comtfmm the tao svstems ? that is, engaging a perfect stock esa r?ny, and adding to it one artist of transcendent merit, and, of natural consequence, corrssponding reputation. This point having been once settled, the tuinigers in structed their agents to spare no exertions in the endea vor to carry out their views; and the engagement of Madame de 1 agrsnge, In tmch an incredibly short spao* ot time, is the test proof of their agents' Intelligeoo* and zeal ? I ully justifying the ample confidence reposed in them. After Siesdsmes Jenny Lind, Pontag, Alboni, anl Grisi, there remain but tew singers who can claim a* equal artistic standing. Thesa few are Mesd&mea Vrea, Cruvelli, Viardot Garcia, and Lagrange. lb* agents oi the managers had an opportunity of hearing > 11 tteee aitixts, and tbey speedily discovered that both KrezroPni and Viardot Garoia were approaching rapidly the end of their career ? their voices being nearly gone; whilst, frcm all their former art stlc excellence, taere remained nothing but a time-honored nam#. Not so, bowi ver, with Cruvelli and Lagrst>ge. Both are in th* wu'th. ot their talent ? the vocal organ in the higheet state of preservation and culture? they are UniUiar with the classic reprrtmrt of the old masters, and. of ours*, thoroughly conversant, par excillmce, with the lyrln biiH.ntc.s- and pint ion of the modern i-.liool or compo sition. Oilers were immediately made to both thesn artist*, but Ciuvwli's engagement at the Grand Opera in Pari* precluded her accepting nnv otlnr. Thai'k*, however, to clrci mstancei) of an entirely private nature, the agente ol the managers succeeded in secunog Madame lZ La grange. at a pecuniary sacrifice, however, which eo sipeH tliem to appeal openly, frankly, and, they trust, not hopeless'y, to the public to assist them by a generously extended patronage, in bringing the'r present onerous u&dcrtakir.g to a factory termination In conclusion, the managers beg to say that the* do not anticipate a full house on the opening night of tks season, '01 experience has unfortunately stive# tli%i without having recourse to, or bowing before, the onAf pttrncc of "puffing"? no matter how exalted the rank of the artist, and unsurpassed as may be the talent which gave that raak? not a little of what majr be term ed "out door Influence'' is required to awaken the cari osity of "the masses. " Owing to the suddenness of her engagement, Madame Tie Lagrange cannot have the bene fit of this "out door influence," which consist* of pre paring the way hv means cf advertisements, portrait*, critical notices, biographical sketches, early and continu ous announcements through the medium of the pre*a, fte , during the space of an entire jear, and sometime* DLore, prior to th-s advent of the artist, as was the case w.tlt Jenny Lind, Madame tiontag, Madame Grisi. Signer Ma rio, Lr. hat the managers are prepared lor, and foMy rely upon the attendance of one of the largest audience* that has ever bem < oUtcUdinthis country . on the second night of Madame e lngrange's uppearanoe, when the public will And in this great cantatrtce tbe ne pita ultra of aodcrn vocsMzatlon? a singer equally gnat on the stage and iu the concert room? in th? tlorld music ot Mse Ho-sinian school, tbe passonate bursts ot Meyerbeer, the lender melancholy of Bellini, and the classic simpli city of Mozart or Beethoven; uod withal, a woman of such ri ^tinguisbed appearance and lady-like demeanor, that she wul not only compel the admiration of the pub lic, hut is sure t? ( n'ist their unanimous sjmpathiM. And this the managers say without the slighteit fear Of the disaatroua result which would be the inevitable eon requence if the tltbut of Maoame de I <? s ra ape should faJi below the great expectations they boldly and uuheei tatlngly call neon the prrblio to entertain. MADAME ANSA D1 I. AO HANOI. Mads me Anna de Ingrange, by whom th* Italian Opera srasnn at Nibto'a Harden will be inaugurated, ex hibits in h*r own person oas of the f?w instances on re cord. wherein high rank and coble birth are found allied with tare natural gifts of voioe, and artluic excellenoe of the aos*. distmgo^hed character. The advantaaen of to >UI position and supremacy in art aro seldom fens* united; for, where fortune gives the one, she generally denies the other. To the preset instance, howtver, ?h* baa been doubly liberal in her glfto ? bet>towinr on tko recipient not only a name great in th? auoals of tno country which gave her birth, but talent of so high tm order that, by its exercise, additional lustre is alud upoa the nam she bear*. Madame de I .u grange is allied by birth to one of the first families in Prance? a Baroness in her own right, and niece of th* world renowned Kosciusko, whilst her union with a general officer in the serviceof the Kmperor ot Russia, causes her to healliei by marriage with th* highest nobility of the Muscovite empire. But It ia nor* with her fame and taknt as an art iri'. tha i her eminent social position, that the musical public of Am*rtca have to do, or will feel interested in. Madam* de Lagrange is renowned tbio .glioat lbs con tinent of Europe as the greatest concert a.nger living?* depaitment of ker art in which she stands alone ami supreme-, whilst, as an interpreter of the lyric dram*, she r* equally great anil as highly fasned? owing to th* originality ot conception of character, reiiurount of art. and brilliancy ot executive powers, fhc has tnaoir*?te& in all her operatic performances. Thrcugbout Italy, bar tinging has cieattd the greatest furorr Mnocg th* orttf cal <tiU<lanti, and stem professional judg'.s of ths'. ope ratic lan l, who pronouuceil her vocaUration matchleee. The fearlul ordeals of Paris and Ixindon, wli"re she h*A " to contend against the prestige and rivalry of the many great vocal eeiebrities who have so long liekl suprem* sway, aad the veneeated reeollectioss ot those who h*4 preceded them and her, were botn passed with the mm ? unqual tied almlrat on and aticcess, anl Madame de La- - grange v?s at once declared to be the most perfect and brilliant vocal artittr of tbe age; whilst m Vienna ? well, known an tbe most severely critical capital in Europe? ? torn* idea el her extrarr.Jlnn.ry success may be formed, when it Is stated that Meyerlieer there prodnoed for her ? his grand opera of " Ia Prephcte." In which a h?i created eo profound a sensation that she appeared in tKat opera, no less 'Jtao forty five times during onr seeasn. Bat .? her greatest triumph* W9r* reserved for St Petersburg, whither nil the most celebrated artitt 't hrtve beam - tempted bj the liberality of tbe Emperor's -pat ro sag*, " where they have all appsered, season after season, ;ans ? to acb'sve the most brilliant suocets, otlasr* tedie a appoint public expectation ? here, d*fy ing a/1 co npnri soca, and daring tbe relaement of criticism. tnrr 4*. -? Lagrange at once obtained th? verdict of artiatis siipr*. ? macy, and tbe unanimous admission of her btiug t'je _ most worthily celebrated, and greateat at Liviuj pry^e. connas nor wi* this m<feJy nn empty till*. fo. wi?'ti Kte we* conpled an official salary from the Our ofAr r? nbf^i five thonsand roublet per month? an emolument t rhlihj has been eontiauel to the prenent time, and on* -wbiiefcL. she new resigns for rensoas hereinafter stated. Tbe brilliant career which Madame de Lt^ynv j , hmf commtrced. and ncn.enjoy*, la scarcely to b^v* ed at. for it i* foun'.ed en uo fertnitoua or a?c: iu a al cir sumstarces; endowed with a local organ of. tl ie moet extraordinary purity eompaas, OexiMllty, r*d.|Vy mpntkn of intonation, combined witii tare mortal ly lUrtnet these natural gifts hav* been cultivatsd tc. j ,,4 1 iihl*{ degree of p<-rf*:tion under the firit masV whom only one need be named ? th" gren ' l ?'v ia than. oL medern compose?*, and ever Uhiptrlou* Mae BninJ* under whom she stndied for three year*, ? so great an Interest in his pupil that, ten* ?,j, of professional retirement, he rewrote, r*. v.?r .. ? portion of his celebrated epera, ' 11 Be iV ara(ii and exnresaly arranged those vocaI emhelU .l!?T^ts which Madame de ^grange alone < #x*r which have earned for hi r in this ,1 unprecedented celebrity. 1 ?per*t??n?t The nansgers would briefly ettverf th cea which have enabled lo o'i M? . vice* of Madam* de l.sgrange. T u) , ,Uh4^ {*???. only child la a little airl, five yer^ , of jn .tt tmslv delicate health, in whom all W m'/J^VJiT1, c? ntei ed ? this preclndod her per mumf J in -it t, as n ..ubiec^ "of I? TreaWenttn^owen^S^eadi^T ?** favar the exception wan m uJe m* S to^ffeh^bMk w .uVof e5S??3S o'iitai s^.M^y ^ sssrS" I .8**>blPt.g whom the manager, ne* about to mtrtiduce to ih?/ Am#rica, pubUc, wSt faST Imitation, or d<.ubt of SflBK, H . I more brilliant and SSKnSLCCbT1 mo!? bs.precedadh^ jyfjp at d unitnpn m* it^fau inTtW w LiJSS IT **nsgera Tt to the \;nliaeaed jedgment ?? that eon jadg lop%T^ l,T c"oiT"J' bu- **tmr* ?>? unMsnr <1* tbe mm nfMClop