Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 4, 1845, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 4, 1845 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. Mew York. f?ainl?y, N?y t, Another Special Express. Tilt: EXPECTED NEWS FROM ENGLAND. \l> have made arruugcnienU, iu certain contingencies, to bring from Boaton, by Special Expresn, in advance of all other newspaper establishments of this city, the im portant intelligence which is daily expected from Europe by the British steamer Hibcrnia. that sailed from Liver pool on the 19th ult. Tliis steamer is now in her sixteenth day, and may be expected every hour. Our exclusive express is ar' ranged to run during those periods, between this time and Monday morning, when no regular lines arc going. It the steamer should arrive to suit these arrangements we will be able to give our readers, in advance of all others, highly important intelligence on Oregon, Texas, cotton, trade, and also the opinions of the French gov. ?nunent and press on the attitude of England and the United States. Extbai will be immediately issued as soon as the o*ni arrives at this office. We are also in daily expectation of receiving important intelligence torn Mexico and Texas, on pcace or war full on* day In advance of the mall and all other papers^ provided our express arrangements ere not obstructed by the Pott Office officials at the South. Highly Important from Texas. ANNEXATION CERTAIN IT LAST. PROCLAMATION OF PRE81DKNT JONB8. Meeting of CongrcM in Jane. We received last evening, highly important ac counts from Texas, via New Orleans, from which it is now certain that Texas will come into the Union at the next session of our Congress, in De cember. These accounts were received at New Orleans on the 24th ult., by the steamboat John JIcKim, from Galveston. The Texian Congress is called together on the 16th of June, to decide the question. Atshbel Smith has gone to England as Charge d'Affuirct. What is he sent for] We annex a variety of extracts:? ult.) we hear bK conUau^ro^Xu^^ T American government. Tho thunder* ,,f f, 1 J . ? Co orad?. Ouadaloupe, tl.ero ? scareelv a dissenting voice except in the little hamlet ?r fe&si3rggS!KS IBSs5h?1|s lar enthusiasm i. irresistible. KTb'e ^aV?w? P?PU' session of ( ontrrcss will hn ?.?i i ??. an extra S*?" 52 ?"$?;.?"? President that he will not resort at tii?s cri.fs toani", crastiuating policy to defeat the measure Th?V?' cast. It is the decree of destinv A ?" The ,llc " ?hall be consummated ; and Jhe punv handn^81 W?Lk ?? well be uplifted to turn back the' rlm. u ? m5ht back public opinion on this question ? n 'V',1"' In no Forebodings. We reme hni thB "h*" indulge Cabinet have determined to m t ein't"' nn<l ob every side, and we will linvn ,n? w ''j prevail th.t we .hall return as a band of brother?,0 our vening 'congress'on the'l6?h IT C0X &T 'he Pr?P0,i,ion oVannexation. ^ 1Mt? mg ??rtu^?h..i5S5SSt-^?M*mak0' the aifSr"ETtJ? Un[tedWStiate?WMd0 the Na,i?"al to uiis (Government the bare ttmrl r I submitted contained in Mr Hrown'a r?. ,tlon f?r annexation, .halUot^^emin^heu'n oV'tLe 2" "t0*" M Corpus Christi and Bexar ZvM lli '"' y *'a> of new government of Mexico >? > a*?u ranees that the communications, ma the despatches for ihu , zsux ?sk,s " ST?. iiSr"1' 'taut m<? wxs; attributed to various causes hi! ^ "peculation Charge d'Affaires of the repuhlic^of lE^K?i,,,to'! and trance, ami journeving thither whi^h.^S ^ tins pla. e. The office of Secretary of StatnmJI P ed by this appointment, will be filled bv the v? vacflnt Allen, now Attorney (Jcrieial Y ?" Eb#ne/er ?t the town of Breuham, in U'a.ftnirton"me,etinS ??,<f ?2SZS V*''"/cr ""'?"~At.'?r Sl"BittVl Secretary of negation of Texas'to the Unitod^tafei on7lTe ?, ?C the An" joint resolutions passed by the Conrrls. nf'?i J"* of the '? Be it Resolved, That theExecutive hi '"l use all means within his power to Xei.l 'c't,lc' t0'1 ,0 of Texas to the United States, u^ ufr^llS orT^*,,0,, re.olut ons aforesaid, with the uLost promptness J?mt He it K^soi^cd, i hat ifiivmnrh ia t* ? (v the United States has *iren iu uhim... (Jov?f?"nent oi that secresy on the part of fh.teo ??-'U,Vcct' embarrass this subject, without producing .ny beuet .lj *XS 2SS' ^Republic Monday in June next we a nortion l>tti bcfore1,llc fourth recommend to the coiintiesthroughoutth^nnhi**0?' meet soon as practicable nt onv J? .A. public, to ted, in coniention, to ratify sskI jni,le '*? form a State Constitution. Kesofutions and it the duty*of the^resfde'ntotf " ?i l!*'' mcelin<f. it mate the measure of Annexa ^i ^P.Ub1^ ,t0 cun?>?" without reference to the wifhr. nr * United States, foreign or Euroj?ean power.-' eoncurrence of any A PROCLAMATION BY THF ???? "* illfc PRESIDENT OF TTfS vtr. ?? PT-BI.IC OF TEXAS Whereas, since tho close of the !?.?.' a joint resolution respecting the ^f o'igr...., to the UnitedStates, by their Coiurm. k !! Texas ed, authorizing the President <ifnH ? "f cen ??'opt led the ?lteZti?#^,;0 ^CrtJn n^n,to,l8Ute,to ed in the said joint resolution i, fJ^ eontain niating the ^posed Aiinix^n : " ba"" f?r 1" *i such basis, and notified thu AJ? resolutions which sections' are a, follows 'ri,^Ver,ln,ent "'"?of, tives o"f?the United'State! of,0? a"d Ho,.Ue of Represents, bled, That Congroudoth^Congress assent "?'i" j'!'??' 'hit the territory pro ....v., Biieut mai ine territory pro perly included Within and rightly belonging to .the Ite pubuc of Tejta* msv be erected into a new State, to be called thcflfatft of Texas, with a Republican form of fio ?emmetit, to lie adopted by the people of said Republic, by deputies in Convention assembled, with the conscnt or the existing Government in order that tho same may be admitted as ont of the States of this Union. "5. And be it farther rosolved, That tho foregoing con sent of Congress is jiven-upon the following conditions, and with the following <f?nirantees, to wit : ? First, Said State-to re fottn6?'*ub,|o<et to" the adjust ment by this gqverns?e?t orilt questions of boundaiy that mat arke "^Ntls ottoer" governments, and that the Conattt?ti?tt tbefe^f with the proper evidence of its adoption^ ?y the |ie0ple^rfsaid Rinnubllc of Texas, shall be transmitted to the President of tlie United States, to be laid before Congress for its fijwl.actlon, on or before the first day of tanuarv. one thousand eight hundred and forty-six. "Second. Said State.wnen admitted into the Union, after reding to tho United States all public edifices, fortifica tions, barrarks, ports and harbors, navy and navy-yards, docks, magazines, arms, armament*, and all other pro perty and means pertaining to the public defence, be longing to said Republic or Texas, nhall retain all the public funds, <fobts( taxes, and dues of every kind which may belong to or m dfle and Owing said Republic : and shall also retain ?U Uw vacant and unappropriated lands I\ in* * ithin it. limit#, tft ba applied to the payment of debts and liabilities of said Republic of Texas. WW the residue of said debts and liabilities to be disposed ol as mini State ma> direct ; but in no event are said debt and liabilities to Ixxrome a charge upon the government of the United States. , _ 'Third. New States ot convenient sue, not exceeding four iu number, in addition to said State of Texas, ana having sufficient |>opulatioii, may hereafter, !)) tlie con tent ol said State, be formed out ot the territory ttiereoi. which shall be entitled to admission under the provisions of the Federal Constitution. And such State* as may be formed out of that portion of said territory lying south or thirty-six degrees thirty minutes north latitude, common 1> known as the Missouri compromise line, shRll be ad mitted into the Union, with or w ithout slaver}-, as the people of each State asking admission may desire. And in such State or States as shall be formed out of said ter ritory north of said Missouri compromise line, slavery or involuntary servitude (except for crime) shall be prohi And whereas, the premises, requiring the solemn[de liberation and action of the Representatives of the people. form an extraordinary occasion for convening tue cress of the Republic, i.n. Therefore, be it known, that I, Anson- Jo.m h, ' rc | of the Republic of Texas, by virtue ol the power_veste in me by the Constitution, do, by those V1*""1*; ^ that the Senators and Representatives to o g , u Republic, shall assemble in social sajsio^at the town of Washington, in the county of Washington, <on. i day, tlie sixteenth .lay of Juno next ensu1 ng, t? thiro to receive such communications as ma) be maue to them and to consult and determine on such measures a?. in their wildom may be deemed meet lor the welfare In Testimony whereof, I have caused the Great!Seal of TL 9 1 the Republic to be hereunto affixed. Done at [ J the tow-n of Washington, this fifteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-live, and of the Inde pendence of this Republic the Unth. Br the President^ Acting Secretary of State The Newspaper Organ at Washington. At length the newspaper organs of the government at Washington are tuned. We have received the new journal, issued by Ritchie and Heiss, called the Union, which is to be the principal leading, or parlor organ, of the present administration; and we must say it has surpassed our expectations, so far. Mr. Ritchie, although venerable in years, ?ho^'8 much fire, and almost the vigor of youth, and has commenced his career with the greatest promise, and in the finest possible tone imaginable. He will be the principal expounder to Mr. Polk during his Presidency; and, we have no doubt, he will give much more satisfaction to the democratic party throughout the country than his prede cessor, who was but a savage, after all, and is properly sent to grass for some years, like Nebu chadnezzer. We have no doubt, also, that Mr. Ritchie will receive the printing of the lowar house of Congress, after all the opposition which had been made to him; and, that he will have a paramount influence in the next House of Representatives?in fact, Mr. Polk, in car rying out these measures, despite of the oppoaittion he has received, has shown himself the "little Na poleon" of the great democratic party of th? United I States. He has shown more nerve, vigor, and reso lution in this business than we could believe was contained in any man of his inches and capacity. But one organ is not sufficient?the Conttitution is also to be continued at Washington, and occupies the position of organ No. 2,1 side by side with the Union. We have no doubt it will form the principal check upon the immediate organ of the Government. Well, the Union is the parlor, the breakfast table organ of the administration?the Constitution may be considered its philosophical and metaphysical ex pounder. The Constitution is a capital journal, well conducted; and we recommend it to the favor of all parties and philosophers. But these are not all the organs. There is some thing curious about the third?and Mr. Polk has his third organ, too. Two we have named; the third is the United Statu Journal, conducted by those pro found, wise, witty, and humorous persons?well known poets and philosophers?Professor Dow and Philosopher Fisk?two originals in every respect, who have reached the niches of Mount Parnassus al ready. The United States Journal is but another parlor organ, that is kept for a particular purpose? an after dinner organ. During the middle ages, every court and king, in addition to the courtiers and ministers ol State, kept a lool, with his cap and bells; and whenever the court had nothing to do, it called uj>on the fool, with his cap and bells, to afford them some amusement. Such is the position ot the United States Journal?it occupies the rank of court fool amongst the organs at Washington, \etit is full of wit and poetry,and something that will insure it to be supported by the pickings of the kitchen. i Thus it will be seen that Mr. Polk has now com pletely organized his newspaper department at \V asli ington, and that in making these reforms he has ex hibited] as much tact and nerve as Napoleon did in ! managing the old hunkers of the French republic. To have it said that he could remove such a savage as Blair, against the will of General Jackson, lien ton, Van Buren, and the clique who opposed him in this reform, is saying a good deal for Mr. Polk. ^ e really believe that Mr. Polk is the most determined, and will make the most resolute little President, that has filled the Presidential chair for some time. He seems to have more hickory in his composition than Old Hickory?in fact, like the man in the play, "he is all muscle except his head, and that is aqua fortis." lie is truly a little Napoleon in the White I House. The State ok the Streets.?Considering the favorable weather for the last week or ten days, we can find no excuse for the deplorable state of the streets. We are overwhelmed with the accumu lated dust and filth of the last month, and we would suggest to the present rulers of the city, that they make one more [effort, and endeavor to leave at I least a clcan berth for their successors. I Convention of Colored Citizens.?We shall give to-morrow morning, a full and graphic report of tlie proceedings of the Convention of colored citi zens, held in this city during the past week, which will be found to contain some most interesting and extraordinary movements of diis class of our popu lation, bearing upon the contemplated State Con I vention. Interesting Trotting Match.?To-morrow will poui'' off one of the most interesting matches of the season, over the CentrevilJe track, between the con queror of the principal trotting animals in the coun try anil Americas. The great improvement that has taken place recently in the latter, makes his sup |)orters very sanguine, and in the able hands of "Gentleman George," much good ajmrt may be ex pected; for two better and abler trainers and rider* than George Spicer and D I?ry.?n it would be diffi cult to find. Thi*, together with the fine track ovei which it is to come off, where the grey lady 1m made her best time, will undoubtly make the match very attractive. Long Island Railroad.?Ca and after to-nior row (Monday) the fare to Boston on the above line will be reduced to #4. Morrmi nti of Travellers. The arrivals yesterday were really no few, that Instead of pursuing the usual intention of furnishing M epitome, we have to give nearly the whole upon the present occa ?ion. Amongst the number, nevertheless, some will lie found of sufficient consequence to detail. At the I American?Dr F.nnifild, "Macedonia," A Oilimnn, Bos | ton; J Almy, Conn; John R Goldsboro, Washington city-, , I. Warrington, do; M Meredith, rhiladelphla; F. M Oraer, < Boston. Astor?Rev J Newton, U SN; Reynele and fottell, Upper Canada; Uco Dwiglit, Springfield; 8 K George, Boston; II Foster, Springfield; 8 Beardsley, and 8 Den nil. L'tica; Thos A Leroy, Liverpool; E L childs, Wash ington, I) C; Mr Lansing, Louisiana; Judge Forsyth, Kingston; Judge Woodford, Chief Justice Bronsou, Judge Jejcett, Judge Beardsley, James Scott, Manches ter, Kng; Mr. Kirkman, owner of I'eytona. City ? I.ieut Todd U S N; M Hatch. Buffalo: Messrs ilengham and Sneid, Va; F Stewart, Iliilad; W W Ward, Genesseo; John ( Montgomery, ex-Postmaster, I'hilad; Messrs Walker, U 8 M C, Washington; J W Johnson, Nova Scotia; Joseph Napoleon Nouaparte, L Maillard, Bordentawn; Mr Bell, 1'hilad, M C McLenbergh, Lan 'caster, Psnn. Fsanilin?W. Hudson, Boston; S. O. Lawkln, St. lago de Cuba: Messrs'. Goodwin and Batton, Hartford ; J. H. Southerlftnd, Albany. Sr. Oroam.'s?IX Rhodes, and D. Sampson, Phil. Olosk?Capt. Mills ana lady, British Army ; J. Me, '?lain, Washington Citv ; Mfessra. Barton and Hunt, land ; C;?pt, Wilkes, U. S. N. ; W. Jameison, Mexico. Hnw?m,?j Owen, Detroit ; Philo H. Turner, Michi gan ; Major M. Gregory, Albany j Col. W. Sterling. Maine : Major McDonald and sen, British Army, Mon treal ; II. Baker,do ; Mr. Doyle, Illinois. Watiri.t- Dr. O'Ken, and Mr. Kingsley, Providence ; II. D. Brewster, Albany ; Mr. Stagg, do ; rapt. J. A. Shivers, CoMt Survey ?, J. R. Proctor, and R. Wilson, WaUifcrd. Aesottatioti of American Otologist* and NitdralitU. New Have*. Thursday Morning, ) May 1,1W5. \ Professor Ohcstkr Dkivky, of Rochester, took the chair ni o'clock, and immedi ately called the meeting to order. The Secretary read the minutes of the kcniIuii of Wednesday after noon, which were adopted. Tho business committee reported, through I'ro l'essor Kogers, and offered u programme for the morning session, and recommended that the me morial addressed to the Secretary of the Navy, by a committee appointed for that purpose, should be first taken up. Professor Rogers then read the correspondence that had taken place with the Secretary of the Navy, in reference to litis memorial, mid also the document itself. Its object wan to induce the government to set on foot, under the direction of naval officers of the United States, a comprehensive series of obser vations on the geoloffy and natural history of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of this count.ry, on the fluctuations of the gulph stream, its true course, depth, velocity and temperature, and variation of the compass. It intimated the alleged exigence of a large shoal on the Florida coast, of counter currents in the Atlantic, as well as one supposed to set in from the Chinese Sea to the Northern Pacific. It also strongly recommended a systematic course of obser vations on the formation of shoal?, corals, ww llusca, and all marine productions: on the altitud*. declina tion. right ascension, See., of the heavenly bodies; all these, and numerous other*, were mentioned in the memorial as fit subjects for the invest iffation of the able and scientific men employed in the nnVHl service of the country, whose servioes in this cause would greatly redound to the benefit of the country and of the world PBtiiDrsT.?\Vh?t orHtr will you take on this report? it is open for discussion. The report was adoptej, and, on motion of tho Secre tary', the committee was continued over till next year. The Prksidknt said that tho subject railed for any in formation that members acquainted with it could com municate. (A pause) If there are no remarks to be made, we will proceed to the busines* next in order, Mr. Secretary. Here are papers (taking them from the Secre tary) on the subject of drifts ; also, a paper on a chain of erratic rocks in Massachusetts. Mr. 8. Rkf.d read the paper on the erratic rocks?de tailed their course, their height, formation, and scenery, and ended by confessing his inability to account for the oiigin of those rocks. Prof. Hitchcock observed that he had accompanied Mr. Reed in his observations, mid could not account for their curious appearancos. Tho line, many miles leng, and but a few yards wide, presented an extraordinary ap pearance : and. on the theory of drift, it was strange the fragment* were not rounded, but quite angular. He an ticipated come develop cuts from the geological survey of Vermont. How coul I these boulders be transported 7 Water could not do it?it was incapable of strewing them along, over hills, for a course of forty m'les. Nor could icebergs do it. He w?< not committed to any particular theory, and, therefore, could freelv give any suggestion to I'rof. Roger;, or any other Dr. Jackson said lie agreed with the view of Professor Hitchcock, as to the formation of crrntic rocks. They hail often seen chains of rocks and gravel presenting the appearance of a railroad embankment. At the Saulte St. Marie tjierc were found depositions of every kind of rock found on the shores of Lake Superior, both angular and rounded. Some of them wcro brought by causes now in action; but the most elevated were of a more ancient origin, and were formed when the Lake stood at a much higner level, as it certainly did at one time. When this country was covered with water, the water would bring great boulders from place to place; and, believing that the Ice islands of the Atlantic were capable of transport ing any mass of rock, he was disposed to regard the agency of masses of ice, in depositing these chains of er ratic rocks, as probable. The Puf.sidf.xt said that tho difficulty ofthis subject was the magnitude of these masses of rock. The chain of hills between Connecticut and Massachusetts arose be tween one thousand and fourteen hundred feet, and it was hard to suppose the transportation of these isolated masses of erratic rocks over this line. Dr. Barratt called the attention of Professor Hitch cock to immense boulders of a rounded form, and of a spe cies of yellow quartz, in the region of his observations. He would ask if there were any means of ascertaining the level of the Connecticut river 1.000 years ago. His attention hud been directed to the height of the Con necticut river, from the fact that the river Nile was now found to be 24 feet lower than it was 1,000 years ago. Professor Hitchcock said that the terraced valleys on the bordors of the Connecticut wa# the only thing to throw light on the subject. From all he know*there was no change in the lovol of thftt stream?at least within the memory of man. Dr. Jackson referred to a chasm through whioh the Merrimack flowed, and which led to the influence that its course was a thousand feet higher at a former period than now. In Grafton. Orango County, there were wells found on a high ridge, showing that water must have been flowing thcro at a period when perhaps tho level of the continent was very much lower than at present. Professor Silliman observed, in referenco to the drift theory, that he was uncommitted to any theory; he would observe that they were not accustomed to attribute enough importance to the agency of ice and water in transporting rocks. He was told by gentlemen that they had seen an ice island several miles in extent, and of im mense height. In the Antarctic ocean, a friend had coast ed along an ice island for soventy miles, and was unable to round it. Such enormous masses of floating ice would be adequate to transport all the rocks spoken of. and in view of this he thought they should attach more impor tance to there forces, although they might not in all cases be able to clearly explain their action. Mr. Dana said he was extremely happy to hear those opinions from Professor Silliman. In the Southern Ocean a friend of his had sailed a whole day along an ice island in a boat; it was forty miles long, and he was of opinion that the more thev knew of these islands, the more they | would be satisfied with the agency of ice in transporting j rocks, according to the views stated. Frequently, smaller masses of ice had been seen hearing masses or boulders, and they were not always to attribute the removal of I these boulders to the largest ico islands. Dr. 8. Hc?:d arose to explain some particulars, which he had omitted in relation to the position of the erratic rocks on which he had reported, in the Richmond valley, these boulders were found re = ;ing upon another elevation, forty feet high, showing that there must have been a power in action to form this elevation, previous to that which pro duced tho boulders. Professor Hitchcock was dubious on the successive passage of tides, or ocean waves in the same narrow track, for a distanco of forty miles, and sucJi a supposition was necessary to account for the detached position of Uie*e erratic rocks, without the agency of icebergs. Dr. 8. Reeu was pleased with the suggestion of the gentleman; he had given his views, not because he was perfectly satis lied with them, but as they were the best he found. Dr. Jackson made some further explanation as to the ac tion of ice islands in Lake Superior, and pointed out the curious fact of a portion of earth containing copper being found at Hiver, although there was no copper oro found on any spot on the borders of the lake, unless nt Isle Ro) al, 10 miles distant from the isolated, and evident ly transported mass alluded to. Professor Rqdokrs admired the assiduity evinced by the gentleman, in treating the subject. In rela tion |to the main point, the subject of drift rocks, ho w ould read a few remarks ot his own. (Reads a do scription of four different hypothesis.) All these theories presupposed ttic entire submergence of the continent nt a former period, lie had before challenged any member of the Society to prove that the level of tho continent whs ever more than Wtl foot lower than at present In the val lies of the Ohio and Misslsippi, there were no marine de posits, or remains to prove it. At Albsnv. in the ( ham plain valley, at West Point, and along nil tie northern rivers, there we.* found marine -hells in abundance, but in other parts this essential proof was wanting ; and he thought it was little uso to dwell upon these theories about drift rocks as a proof that t ie globe w is once sub merged, if they could no? prove the inferior Jcvel of the mountains at a former perio i. Before thcyspeculated upon the removal of rocks by i'-e. they must "first bring down the hills to the level of the ocean, w hen the ice could operate upon their masses. They worn aware that tho tide wave crossed over the tclobe twice in 24 hours ; thoio were, however, other waves Recently, having occa sion to examine volcanic action in the dttse of the earth quake of Lisbon, it wa' ascertained that the tide wnxo caused by volcanic action, was known to move with a volo'itv of.K) mile - an hour. I'n ier these circumstances, how simple was it to account for the theory of the rcrr v?l of roeks by thc=e immeiee earthquake billows. The difficulty of properly appreciating the force of them physical dynamics could only be surmounted by e\te idi lg tnoir ideas of the vastness of their force in a det rve commensurate with the resistance encountered. As to the angle in the direction of those drift rocks, it could be easily accounted for by the motion of two tide waves. Professor Silliman supposed that the gentleman whose eloquent remarks had been just listened to, would go as far as any other geologist, and admit that there was no occasion for bringing down the level of moun tains, for the time was when they were all submerged.? He saw no discrepancy between those who regard Ice and those who looked upon water ns the translating agent?the one thoory did not go so far as the other i.i appreciating the force of ice and water respectively, lie thought that the subject of drift, one of the most import ant in geology, was drawing to a crisis, and he coiTfesse 1 he saw no great diversity in tho essential nature of tho two views. Mr. Dana concurred in the views of Professor Silliman?nor would he deny that there was not enoug'i weight attached to the force of water as a physical nj ? namic. On motion of Mr. Rkkd, the subject was, for the pre ? sent, laid on the table. Mr. Rkhfield, Senr., read n report on fossil fisher, made by Mr. Rcdfield, Jr., by direction of the Sociotj, which was illustrated by a variety of specimens. - Whilst these were being arranged, Professor Sili.iman arose and said, if no arrangement w?s made for the following evening, he would be happy to see the members at his house ; and if any stranger wished to go, he would accompany them nt 8 the no*t morning to the top of the hill contiguous, whdnce could be teen the adjacent scenery, the geological (features of the region in tho vicinity of New Haven, which wa i rather celebseted. The friendly overtures of Professor Silllirmir. and elso that of Professor'Shepard, before alluded to, were ac cepted by the Society, who agrned to visit both thesi gentlemen at their residences on thl? and the following evening. Adjourned till half past 2 o'clock. ArTraNooN skssion. The first business done was the reading of a paper en titled " n review of chemical theories, by Mr. J. D Whitpley." It was based on the Atomic theory of Del ton, and ingeniously discussed the leading properties of nutter, Heel temperature, afliyty, coheeion, impeoetra niJifv. JltttlritMnd ? variety of topic.,. Horn. ?? lil? views seemM very visionary, and ?necu|titiv?. Profouof Kocicct alter the conclusion of the read in* of the paper, moved for the aDDointment ?.r !i! ta"'nK committee, which ?ai carried?1WKh/lr^ *T.. following to compose theVominUteen"med ,hc Professor Dewey : B. SilUiiiap, jr.: The Treasurer iir I 1 rrofetsor Hitc hcock arose and said that ?t ti I meeting held at Boston, ho read a paper' entitle I . i hut as it was from the Bav of 4?t??.CTei1' i'e ? '"ld' i different from the other he w-^ld^H' ^i" es!en,ia11)' ! These waters abouruled in sulnh rT^ M?' pprcr to ?? study of the subject wi taJ^SSS1 ,"nd ? would lead to the conclusion tffuhow vln.bfn^f and dangerous malaria prevalent on the (W ,f AMr? and certain regions of Asia would K? rl ?r. . Africa, rated hy sulphurato.l hydrogen Ho h^H i ^enc" observations from the Itcv Mr ?"K "T08 of but as there were a number of' .' from. Pcr,i? would not follow the subject now coming, he Professor Booth said that th? nniMi - Professor HitchcockwerepfctuZ,^P??n,ad, by examination made of the Schuviklll ?nH ?? of an at one period the former was sli??,Vu Cro,on uWater - I Croton contained less soli<l matter now ? the 1 Dr. Jackson and Dr. Bairitt . # upon the foreign matter in wlur ihl i W Mm?rk* with Professor Booth ?ko> <i ' former concurred i water Sd a tendoncy lo purifrT hv"^ ?f ,?heU ?* and calcarous matter helj in solution. * * ! rvE.MKo SESSION. j lecture^oom'prfsent^a more* I ?cu. OB tl? 1.(1 of th. roitnirn ",0 ctafc?^^frdm:s.r"r,d*?? ?tone rocks of the valley of the ConnS .?" e sand sketch was of a foot mark b??Ar?n?r c ?ccond that of any snecies of animal extant bu?Tl .1'? thought it was like that of the Ut lhe auth?r was equally singular, and was r^ffiUmu"- An?"?or elk than any other: this was foun5 [ M i"ort' ''ke an and were becoming every vlr ' a sand ?*??"?. gradual removal of a coat of &uV*I?t whi% b> the ed them. All the most intaraatin!^. i J? ad c?ver Middletown, were found in a oua?? Yh * . C*Jn,c from from it, and he predicted if thatmiTr^ * m,,e di,tant ed it would be fruitful in like ri?rS ? affa"' ?P*n tracks of birds were found there 0ther ;K?S .h.. Jss^vs^jsar ?n the "fo accompanied by sketches of th? J)aP?r **as to be ready at that time. A long chusificatinn" Wero not and tpecies of these animals followed- of ?l, r S'nera were twenty, of the latter thw?., 2! thJ form?r there names bestowed on them were bnrr u?'i Several of the Of the association, an? many otheM0(L mcmbc? enough; but in giving them tfm anth^ w?re grotesque endeavored to be explicit and rom?i ? ' ,lc had all to be consistent with the nrinM i6 *6' and abovc anatomy. ,hc Pr,nc'plcs of comparative fojsi?foo^marks found"frTsand stonB.P8PCr ?n the speaker observed that when first th'?? 'r0mmencinf,thc submitted to him, lle a/a teachlr .^?*cov?rfe? were tor of a scientific journal felt bound M tl,e edi* ter, and accordingly had made exertion.^ ? "P e mat* the notice of other countries The fi?? f them ,0 communication was Professor BuAl.^i acfcpted his ter Treatise, where h* i,?,i In Bridewa Professor Hitchcock for the discovery^ ?iven. credit'? light thrown on the progress of lifo on VI, feasor Silliman preSX^^reading o Pf?" some interesting remarks tn m' L .. : 'K 01 tho paper by reference to the age in which tho .n?ore.1^nteiligible iu tracks existed, anTal.o aMo tLi?cltt,n?maH mak'n? th? nionthat they were of the Saurian ? ?? *n* ?pi exclusive denizens of this elobe in'tl0' W ?h Werc t"e that of the coal formation?fho r?i? age Prcccdlng gelation and the creation ofquadrowd?. torrc,trial v? viinin foot"mnrks' an^th^r'p^hi^^i^t'h ?" "i*0 rfnni) >" mation. In doing so he liatfoccasion #i af!a'achian for coal field which extended i^haTam, 2T* ?fthe freat Southern States over63 000 J. i", ott,or central and to that of all KnKlan<l T17th " hr.feS7an area equal concluded by recommending the 4cie?tv S?'18"''-.- Hc Rogeis, ProfesTorri8iH^n^'0vedI<t'hS,? c"'' Profel",or vsa?9*?up the '??^vsrs?sis Professor Hitchcock,'^ancUhe Mcietv' tMr' ,.laldnlan firmed the nomination. ociety unanimously con appeared to dou^t'the rea"it^o'Aheaef''*^ ??Seri- He jfatin all his research^fcU^o^'^^-^ , remartTa^ of some garded it as part of the dittvof th? i?f iaid he ?*? it. Hc was of opinion that if ani- S?mrnittee to attend to relief it proved fatal to the theory ? ,nU,k" Were in the ESTofthMS beKundtVh1^^pcakcr' M tu he had converse.! with Mr. Lyell theolfoi ?1 t#hl* nJat,er fessed to him that if-out of the t?-., fhe0,0K,!t. and con had seen, he had found one in relief Vh^'i tn,ckg he he would give up his theory to wh.M ?h ',lc ncver did that if he luund only one he 'wn,.M C ' '),r- L>'eH reP??d. eg* tor fouS'" ""SVii?,'","!''1 '"i" ircro'^'S medical gentlemen of t "e sodetv hid DOt deC,are'. human, which he did not wondi/ ?? r P">nounced them the;n well acquainted with / f rarc'y found related to the h uman frame.0,,eoloK}'i further than what tory'ofour1 Klobe'depMde'd"unon'ajB?^tho pMl hi" dead binls, how long it would n>ou?n> .ac,|ua,ntance with 'ant with the subject: for out of h.. fi f)cc?me conver of birds, he was certain not o.,? thou,and* ?f "pecies different kinds of dead birds unlest^n'th.t.hi ,ecaeiKht ontridayC'et^*^ourncd Z^DC 0-clock The New Summer Theatre, Castle Garden, and Undrew Italian Opera.?We have already given a full description of this magnificent summer Theatre, which has been projected with a rapidity and uplendor almost rivalling the magic "Palace of Aladdin" in the beautiful but neglected site of the "Castle Garden." This sujK'rb and spacious building is now entirely finished, and the roup (Vail to the spectator, on en tering and gazing around, is one which cannot be at i all |Kirralle|ed by uny place of amusement in the IJni I ted States. The hand of an accurate and discrimi j nating taste, is every where upi>areiit and altogether I the establishment is one emimently worthy of the metropolis and o|>ens up for us a prospect of delight ful summer amusement, refreshing and gratifying in the extreme. The interior of the building,which we have alrea dy somewhat minutely described, has been finished with most exquisite taste and neatness. The iwintings in fresco, which ornament the front tiers, have been very beautifully executed, representing various views of the richest "Italian scenery." One of the most attractive decorations will be a splendid transparen cy which is about being placed over the main en trance, representing the great "Warrior of Free dom/' supported on either side by "Commerce nnd Justice" with the star spangled "Banner" trium phantly waving, emblematic of the protection it af fords to this antl the sister branches of "science and the arts." At either side of the Portcullis is an entrance to the great "Rotunda," and also winding staircase which ?ad to the great gallery, which is capable of holding, from eighteen hundred to two thousand persons ? Under this is a magnificent "promenade, so wide that ten or twelve |>ersons could wnlk nlirenst in it with the greatest comfort and convenience. In front of this promenade are several rows of seats, neatly covered with scarlet moreen, which would nold at the lowest calculation twelve hundred persons. Then comes the immense "area" which fronts the fonn tain and stage. This space contains upwards of twenty thousand square feet of yellow uine. On the right of the stage is the green room, witli sitting room attached, for the use of the |>erfonners ; every thing indeed, which can secure comfort nnd convenience ol both audience nnd performers, has been done, nnd the entire edifice has lieen so strongly constructed and so judiciously contrived, that almost the possibility of any casualty, has been precluded. On the 12th instant this magnificent theatre will be o|*ned to the public?the entertainments of the eve ning will consist of selections from the Italian opera, performed by Pico, Satiquirico, Valtellina, and An tognini. The orchestra will be double the strength of that ofatjy previous operatic corps, nnd a very full band of supernumeraries has been engaged. Altoge ther, what with the delicious notes of the Italian nightingales.; the u fairy-like enohahtment of the pro menade and gall?ries,destined scenes for manya story of " romance, and love, and passion the dreamy moonlight on the water; the evening breeze sighing amid the trees; our grand metropolitan theatre for undress Italian opera, is sure to be all the rnge. Navai..?Th' United States squadron, under the command of Commodore .Stockton, nailod from Hampton Koarl* on Sunday morning,with sealed order*. We have reaion to hclieve that the impremion to generally preva lent, that it* destination i* the Oulf of Mexico, is erro neous.? OnrtKution. Mr. Henry PmujM'FARrwfccr. CnjcrttT.?Mr. Philips, the highly accomplished und distinguished v oca list, gives his farewell concert at Niblo'* Saloon, on Tuesday evening, May ttth, previous to his return to Europe. <>u this occasion, he will sing many of his old songs and the following new pieces:? "Tut Uklli ok Nt? York.'' "Oh the Belli of New York float merry and l'rae, O'er the bright blue waters that roll from the sea. Here merry maid* dance, to the cymbal and lute, Or list to the strains of the soft plaintive flute, To the weary worn trav'ler, if such be hit lot, To tread on the soil of this gav, happy spot. His heart will feel light, and liijs soul will be free, As he hears the sweet bells floating over the sea. They tell of the glorious fights that have fled ; Can sing of the living?ana toll for the dead ; Can raise the loud laugh, or draw forth the deep sigh. And the breeze will re-echo its strain passing bv. They sing of our happiness j breuthe of our sighs, And waken a smile in the dullest of eves. On their tongue* dwell the airs of tne brave and the free, As they float o'er the waters, that roll from the sea. Oranii 8tena?"Niagara." RECITATIVE. Lend me to where those wild tumultuous waters roar, Where ev'ry echoing grove grows hoarse, Where the sun glistens on the warring spray, Where blithe birds carol forth their fearless lay; Where the dread deluge threatens still to reign And drown in mad'ning course the world again. ?Tis hear ! I pause ! What mighty work is this. Aia?Allf.oro. The thoughts arc strange that crowd into my brain, While 1 look upward to thee. It would seem as if Ooi pour'd theo from his hollow hand, And hung his bow upon thine awful front, And spoke in that loud voice, which seem'd to him Who awelt in Patmos for his Savior's sake, ? The sound of many waters: And had bade thy flood to chronicle the ages back, And notch his centuries in the Ktcraal Rocks. ?mil'. AD AO 10. . Deep calleth unto deep; and what are wo That hear the auestioa of that voico sublime. Oh, what are ail the notes that ever rang From war's vain trumpet by thy thund'ring side. Yea; what is all the riot man can make In his short life; to thy unceasing roar. ALLEOMO. And yet, bold babbler, what art thou to Him Who drown'd the world and heap'd the waters Kar above the loftiest mountains?a light wave, That breaks, and whispers of its Maker's might. Grand Scena?" The Bear Hunt." The forest we enter sileutly and slow : Let not a leaf be turtied : soft, breathe low. Darker ; more gloomy, tne deep thicket grows ; Look for the track ! where the streamlet flows. Hush! hush! hush! 'twas a rustling noise. Steady, lads, steady; be silent my boys. Fire! see, what is that! an old Raccoon! Miss'd him! I guess lad, you fir'd too soon. Onward we bend; and the fern grows high ; We cannot be far off?a Bear must be nigh! Hark! hark! a growl; now each take his tree; Let the Old Woodman go forth now and seo. A Bear and her Cubs', she's up in her lair! Fire! you have hit her; again noys prepare; Hit ngain! now then she runs to the tree. Hit again! bravo! she flies now to thee. Another shot! down she goes! seize on your prey; And then on our shoulders we'll bear her away. So praise to the Woodman, whose feast we prepare, And whose mark kill'd the brute in her secret lair; And sing the old song, for the shot that is best, By our wood fires bright, in the far, far West. Theatrleali, dee. Siga. Kicci had a bumper benefit at the American Theatre, New Orleans, on the 25th ult. The house waa a regular jam. A French gentleman, who seems a passionate ad mirer of music, and its fascinating personation now in the Crescent City, has published the following line* :? ALLA SIU.10RINA BORUHESE. * Tua vocersul cour' ha it piii grand poter! In alcuna maniera, nessun' ti puo veder' Senza sentir noil' alma, un amore chi bruccia E senza sgridarsi " lo t'amo, Euphrasia !" Some of the best musicians and singers in Boston, contemplate gotting up a series of miscellaneous sacred concerts, with the accompaniment of a harmony band. Miss Mary Taylor will sing at Mr. Maeder's Con cert, in Boston, on Thursday evening. A Boston paper announces for performance, " Ah you Like it, bv James Sheridan Knowles. It was gen erally supposed that one Shakspearo waa the author. It is stated that at the floating theatre one of the ac tors was recently taken tea nek while performing n sailor's character! Dr. Bailey, of the Cincinnati Herald, who is a man of genius, and has quite a passion for music, says, after hearing Olc Bull : " We never before imagined that cat-gut could be made to utter such an infinity of sweet sounds. The Eastern papers have been extravagant in lauding this famous pci former, but the truth is, his violin is enough to make any lover of music extravagant." The receipts of Messrs. OgdentV Weekes, during a single day at Baltimorcinmnunted to $1000. But the ex penses of the establishment are very heavy, about $60,000 per annum. F.igbty horses, forty-three men, and thirty two cages and wagons are constantly employed. The stock is estimated to t>e worth about $300,000. Thev have been doing well during the past week in Philadel phia. Literature, die. The London Lancet, for April?Burgess iV Stringer, New York.?This in certainly one of the most valuable re print it in the Cnited Slate*, whether for the faculty in particular or the public at large. To the former, the lectures which it contains must be invaluable; while the funeral information with which it abounds, ennnot Be lens so to the maw. li has an extensive and rapidly increasing circulation, which it justly merits. Tiik Waverly Novkia?Burgess A: Stringer, New York.?Six Waverly Novels, well printed, for 50 cents; the whole in five volumes of 3310 |>ages for 9*2 60. in the name of all that is cheap, what next! I.?Judd Ac Tay lor: New York.?A new work, by Mrs. Ellis; pub lished in numbers?the first |wrt is entitled Uie "Managing Wife." Ancient Egypt.?Judd Ac Taylor: New York.? (iliddon's interesting work for 25 cents. Copland's Dictionary of Practical Medicine ? No.V ., Harper A: Brothers: New York.?This work is universally regarded as one of the best and mod comprehensive works of its class before thepjhlic, and cannot fail, in its present formjto find its way to every medical library. It is edited ny I>r. Charles A. Lee, and is issued in monthly numbers at fifty cents i each. American Journal of'the Medical Sciences, for April.?Wiley Ac Putnam: New York.?The most valuable Quarterly in the faculty that is published. Solon Grind, ok the Thcnderstbcck Hypocrite. ?Burgess He Stringer: New York.?A somewhat in teresting and hiunorous work, abounding with sa tire. The of Pirevillk, Burgess and Stringer, New York.?A very humorous work, by the author of '"Major Jones's Courtship." The Prisoners of Pkhote. Burgess and Stringer, New York.?This is a very interesting work, par ticularly to those who take an interest in Texian history and utlairs. Florence de La? ey, Winchester, New York.? An interesting novel, by the author of "Abel Par sons, a Tale of the (ireut Fire." Saint Patrick's Eve.?Winchester, and Harper, Brothers. New York.?Another interesting produc tion of Charles levers, for 64 cents. The Improvisators, Harper, Brothers, New York. ?This is the title of a novel, translated from the Danish of Andersen, by Maryllowitt, just published for a shilling, as No. 49 of the Libniry of Select Novels. A very beautiful sketch prefixed to the work, gives us an admirable life of the author. ( todey's Magazine, for Muy: (?odey, Philadelphia. ?Contains two good plates, and one or two passable articles. (Jraham's Magazine, for May: Graham, New York.?The best of the monthlies in every resect. New Orleans as I Fot nd It: Harper Brothers, New York ?This is the title of a new, original hook, just published. It is a curious, and, withal, very en tertauu: work. It is chieHv made up of tales," pro fessedly illustrating the lending features of life in that strange city, as it appeared to the writer of 1835, and contains considerable (statistical information. Arc.; price 25 cents. The New York Pi*n:cr-<rt for April: Sherwood, New York?A useful work for the faculty. New^ore Joinsvl of Medicine for May: Lang ley. New \ork?A very able work?well con ducted. ? 'oi.i vm.tN MyuziHE, lor .May: Post, New York ?A pretty well il!u tinted number. New Mrstc?On hundred Songs, original and selected, by E. Ives, Jr. hnv been just issued hy II O, Daubers, New York, nt the low charge of #1 75 I The work is well got up, and the pieces are evident ly the selection of a master. This will be a vsluahU addition to the portfolio of musicians. Meawres* of A L vwowjRd?A rickety built su.r* near the foot of one of our streets, has been occupier since its erection in by one ?f mir mod resp-c table auctioneers, at an exorbitant rent. It seem that on the 1st day of February lad th ? owner e die to receive his rent, (this species of landlords .ilwuy calling punctually on nunrter day), and in the cours< of conversation, not thinking &2000 |?>r annum xiii ficicnt, intimated that lie >hniild want an advanc* which the tenant declined iiiving. From time !? time, as they casually met, the landlord would asl the tenant whether lie had made up his mind for at advnnce.which lie always answered in the negative No bill was traced on the store, the sub-tenant were accommodated with their offices at the sam> rents they previously, paid, and thus the nnttc stood. t On the first day of May, at 10 o'Hock in'tlv morn ing, n letter wus ilirected to the tenants in stibstnnc stating, that unless they would agree to pay #2I0Q from that date to the 1st of May, lKlfl, they must v? cate the premises by 12o'clock (two hours) and lianr the keys to his agent! Comment is uiinecer*ary. The result was thai the tenant was "cornered." and the owtyftf not only obtained hi* pound of tlosk, hut the blood with it. ftiittonal N<v 334.?" II ailing the Arrival of t>ut Cousin, who Promited me a Good Situation in Town ; C. Mayr?The neck of the young expectant is in a pe culiarly itttinful position?our own ached from sym pathy whilst looking at it. No. Landscape, R. A. Powers.? Don't like it. No. 237.?Portrait of a Lady, by J. Bo&t, "There's blood upon it." ? No. 240.?Surrender of Gualemozin, by P. F. Rothermel.?Where does this artist procure his mo dels from 1?not nature. There is not a single face or figure that looks human ; the eyes of all are of a formation that belong not to the genus homo. Alto gether this is the most remarkable production of the day ; there is much beauty, much deformity?much strength and much weakness?much breadth and much mintiae?in fact tilled with all sorts of merits and demerits. The coloring is as peculiar as th? drawing, yet very rich. It is beyond criticism, be cause it is all false ; and yet based on true principles as regards art, but exquisitely unnatural. We dis miss it with a sigh that one who can do so much, will be satisfied with doing so little. No. 241.?The Country Pedlar, by J. If. She gogue.?-A failure, if intended to be witty ; and cer tainly a failure, it intended to be beautiful. . No. 242.?Bird Egging, by IV. S. Mount.?Infe rior to the generality of the works of this artist. No. 246.?Landscape Composition, by Oeo. hints. ?A most excellent sketch. No. 244.?Meditation, by H. J. Horn.?Trulv dreadful. We now commence our comments on the pictures in the Sculpture and Drawing Room. At a hasty glance we perceive that they are mostly water color drawings and miniatures upon ivory. We can also perceive that there are a number of drawing school trifles?things entirely worthless of a place up on the walls of any academy j these we shall pass by unnoticed, unless our spleen is excited by something startlingly abominable, then we may be induced to give the monster a gentle touch with the philanthro nic intent of showing the artist what a peculiar ass he has been making of himself. We have no kind of ob jection to young gentlemen, and even ambitious young ladies, wasting their time in producing these pictured abortions?what we grumble at, is the weak ness they exhibit in exposing them to public gaze. Noi'2^8. View of Mount Merim, near Hudson, by A Ary. Very carefully higgled up. Nob. 249,250, 2ft 1. Three Half length Miniatures, by T. S. Gumming,. Skilfully elaborated. No. 28Jt View in Clarkstown, Rockland County by J- IV. Hill.?If nature ever fainted, we should think this scene was in a fit of that Ifind. No. 254. Slack Austcr, b. IV. Glass.?Weak and common jikce in arrangement and detail. N9. 256. Jpck Ashore, by E. Didier.?A fiendish looking affair. No. 256. View from the Inclined Plant looking to wards Philadelphia.?Too wavy in its composition. No. 257 Palace of Palenque by F Catherwood? An excellent colored lithograph. No. 260 The Young Conoisseur, by Weir.?A pleasant, quiet tone of color. No. 262. Natural Bridge, Va.,by R. Gignoux.? A fine likeness of that remarkable spot?well man aged. ??<** No. 264. Blind Old Man Listening to his Ntph ew reading, by C. E. fVitr.?A. good tone through out the picture, but unskilfully composed. No. 265. Immortality Teaching Love to Hope.? Has relief in marble, by T. G. Crawford.?Most exquisite in mechanic execution. The drwing is incorrect in many instances, and the figure of Immortality is too tall for genuine beauty. No. 266. Re very, by IV. T. Van Zandt.?K queer looking thing in a block frame. ? No.'267. Casa de los Monjas Uxmal, in Yucatan, by F. Catherwood.?In dkpia, and delightfully managed. Vieu> near Jersey City by Miss A. Mitch ?Our galantty not permit us to be severe upon the fair artist, yet we can only admire the horses and fences, they are quite creditable. No. 270. Road Scene, by F. De Bourg Richards. -The snow looks atriazingly like what the ladies call "clearstarch." No. 271. Saturday Afternoon, by M. F. D. Brown. ?Abominable?it almost deranges the stomach to look at it. No. 273. The Sleigh Ride, by J. G. Clonny.? Much real merit misoppjied. Very few artists have ever succeeded in making good pictures of snow scenes. There is so little opportunity to give the necessary depth of color requisite to destroy monoto ny, that they are, of necessity, tame and insipid. .No. 274. Sketches from Nature, Greenwood Ccme tarv, by R. Gignoux.?ltough and raw. , No. 177? View of T. F. Tnrtnan's tVhite Ijeaa and Color IVorks at Manhattanville, byJ.R. Smith?Mr. ?j ? I* without any exception the very best teacher of drawing in the country, yet he is not as good in practice as he is in theory. This view is correct, but the color lacks variety. No. 2HO?77ic Sleighing Party, by G. G. H. Du\ trie?A unique affair?made up of intense blue, red and white spots. Mr. I)., keep your strong color tor your foreground, and when red or blues are in troduced in the distance, let them be proportionally weak. The atnmspht-rc that is between tne eye and any object afar off of necessity destroys the strength of the color just as much as it generalizes the minu tiae. Color is trcukencd, and form is made indefinite by distance; remember that simple fact, Mr. Artist. ^5 2^6.? Thebes in Egypt, Sunset, by F. Cather wood.?Warm and delicate. No. 2SS.? The Prosy Speaker's Pen Fruwing, by Sam. Wallm.?If not a copy, this pen drawing has much merit; if a copy, it is very skilful. No. 290.?Camp Meeting, by S. Wall in.?A proof positive that No. 2.-W is a copy. No. 292.? Village of Unterseen, Switzerland, by H. I. Horn.?Truly disgustidg; the foliage looks hke_ masses of fat green worms. No. 294.?Cottage Comforts, by R. Hoskin.?Not bad for a beginner. No. 295 ?Fruit, by C. E. IVier.?Unskilfully massed, and incongruos in color. Works of tins Hi Te(lu!rf -,0 be perfect to be tolerated. Mr. Ord, a 1 luladelphia anist, is the only artist in still life in our country, whose pictures are worth possessing. 299. Jael and Sisera^ by P. P. Duggar.?Const durable knowledge is displayed in this little drawing. 1 he lines arc gracefully arranged, and the expres sions, for the subject, tine. Tliere is, however, more skill than beauty, and the anatory is much exaggerated. WT. Island of Phi la:?First Cataract of the Nile ?Moonlight, by G. Catherwood.?A sketch in ultra marine. 290. Landscape, by J. Shaw.?A verv peculiar merit pervades this small landscape. The artist seems to have a stereotyped touch for every differ ent part of his subject; distance is remarkably clean and carefully defined, and the trees have the chnracl ten sties of boiled green tea leaves. It is so pleasant to the eye, that we almost regret that nature is no like Mr. S. s notions of her, than like what she re .illy is. No. 300. Kitchen Ball at the IVhite Sulphur Springs, in I irginia, by C. Mayr.?This picture is worthy of the subject. No :{02 ?Boaz and Ruth, by A. G. Miller.-K iiii st shameful w??><te of canvas, color, and twine. I here are, pcrliaj>s. some pictures exhibited almost as contemptible 11s this; but as this aims higher than many others, it deserves severer reprobation than humbler trash. It is entirely destitute of merit. 1 u'. jl?'?View of Thrrytown, I'tooking towards the Highlands, by Harell.?Not without merit?but crude in color,yuid hard in drawing. No. 306.?Rockland Luke, from tlu Nyack Moun tain, by IV. Hr. fVotherspoon.?Distance and sky sweetly painted. No. 307. Juba in the Kitchen, at the White Sid phur Springs, Virginia, by C. Mayr.?See remarks 011 No. 300. No.309. S> ene in a Barn, in Genesee County, by O. A. Bu/lard?An embryo mount. No. 310. Still Lije, by A. B. Engstrova.?Crude and unnatural. No. 312. The Dance of the Demons, illustrating a Musical Composition by J. Zuggan, by F. O. C. Darley.?A bold, vigorous design, composid with fine judgment. No. 318. Bay Scene?Sunset, by F. De B. Ri chards.?We have seen so many sunsets in this col lection, that we hardly know what to say of them ; and some are so truly orimintl that our common placeness of flunking is sadly put out of joint. The arfict says this is a suuset, and although wc have some doubts on the subject, we will, to save trouble, acknowledge the somewhat dubious fact?but we insist ti|M?i this much?if is not such n snnsetasws have be mi iji the h ibit of loving and looking at. No 321. Twilight among the Mountains, hy F. E. Church?Am t'l-r sunset1 Artists have a great peii for the decline of day, the lazy fellows! If 1 hey should once stir their sluggish souls to see a sunrise once, they would be about earlier, and spars ih<- critic from noticing some hundreds of sunset* in one exhibition. Hoard of Kct urn 11 on. This Board rulled a ?)erinl meeting last evening, hat 10 quorum being preicnt, the Board adjourned. Tlie ob J 'Ct at t te rail hnd not traiU|)ln I. The hoard adjourned int dir. Tho tegular meeting ot the Board ii n\cd lor Wednesday, the 14th iimt. Amuarmenta. < 'i I ii.NAL Ktiiii>riAff Skkknadeha?Apollo Rooms, tlO Broadway.?Till* highly popular company arc not to lie intimidated from gratifying the unlvftraal ifo#ire of tho nihlle to give additional testimony totheirindividual and colkictivo nivritK, long and favorably acknowledged b* ?ha citizens of New \ oik. Notwithstanding all oppoul tion, tlirj open to-morrow night at the Apollo, ami will ?gain, at tho same pluce, np'ioaron Tirciday, previou? to arrangement* on a more extensive noale, and with peril' nr ttrnction.1. Medical NoHcr^Tlir A4r*rtlwmtn(a of t<*? Vi-w Yorll C-'oHene of Medieinr and Pharmacy, c?t?bli?h<d foi lw S|||1|.|. ><i.Ml of (JiMrkcry, in the en re ot-all di^eaari, will ii'pufti'r ai'iM jr o*i tin* fourth page and liwt colamii of tlm W.H KirtlAlmSON. M. I)., Agent. O lio* and I iinmiltiiiK ftoomn > J'tlw I ol|r;|e, '.*1 *t. 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