Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 2, 1855, Page 1

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THE NEW TOM HERALD. WHOLE NO. 6823. MORNING EDITION? WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 1855. PRICE TWO CENTS. ADTHRTISIIENTX RENEWED EYBRY DAI. mCIAIi RWIOIM. ABEL'S EXCHANGE.? NOTICE ?ALL PERSONS Jtx. having property, suoh hi trunks, clothes, or baggage of any description, ara requested to call and pay expires, prove property, and remove the lame on or before the 16th ?ay, after which they will be sold to pay expenses. 0. A. AB1L. All persons indebted to the underlined are also requested 10 eall and settle, or legal measures will bo taken to eolleot ?Tan the smallest amounts. C. A. ABEL. T 1BERTY LODGE NO. 7. F. AND A. M.-NOTICE IS JU hereby given that on and after Thursday, May .'Id, this lodge will meet in Columbian Hall, 281 Grand street. Pono toal attendance ia re<iuo? ted. WM. M. DICKERSON, W. M. D. E. MonoAWs. Secretary. MASONIC.-ZETLAND ROYAL ARClTCllAl'TER NO HI. ? The companion! of this chapter are notified of it "tumoral to Odd Fellows Hall, Gotbio room, where they are requested to attend Thursday vtning May 3, at 7)f o'clock. The members of our sitter chapters are respectfully invited. JoHrt LUCAS, Secretary. "VTEW YORK AND HARLEM RAILROAD COMPANY. 1" ?The annual meeting ot the stockholders of this com pany, for the election of thirteen directors, will be hold at the offiee of the oompany, No. 1 Centre street, on Tuesday. May 18, 1886. Poll will commence at 13 o'clock noon, and ?loee at S o'eleek P M. The transfer books will be olosed on Tuesday, Hay 10, 1845. at 3 o'olook P. M , and open Wednes day, May 16, 1888, at 10 o'clock A.M. W. H. EMERSON, Secretary. 1W"OTICI.-THE KING'S COC.VTY LIOIJOR DEALERS 11 Association will meet at Messrs. TOrN BEE A H"l' KINS, Montague plaoe, near Court street, Brooklyn, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'olock. when every member is requested to be present to pay his initiation fee, and for the traasaotion of other business THOMAS TOYNBEE, President, ALFRED KONK, Vice President, P. C'LKMiTfloif , Secretary. OFFICE OF THE ACCESSARY TRANSIT COM pany, New York, April 20, 1865.? Notice is hereby gi ven to the stockholders in this oompany, that an election fir a President and six directors will be held at the office of the Company, No. 6 Bowling Green, from It o'olook noon, until 2 o'clock P. M., on Monday, the 7th day of May next. The transfer books of the oompany will be closed on Mon day, the 30th iust., and remain closed until Monday, the 7th of May, both days inclusive. By srder, ISAAC C. LEA, Secretary. TO THE NEW-YORK BAR.? ROBERTS A WARBUKTON Short hand Writers and Law Reporters, inform trie le gal profession that In order to meet the increasing demands oi the Courts, they have engaged the most experienced steao nrapbers ot the country. In cases ot importance oounsel can tie furnished with the evidenee each succeeding morning. Testimony, arguments of counsel, aRd decisions of the txnoh reported with accuracy and expedition. ROBERTS A WARBURTON, Short-hand Writers anil Law Reporters, Nos. 116 and 117 Nassau street. fTHE NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOCIETY FOR X the Relief of Destitute Children of Seamen will take place on Thursday, May 3d, at ])? o'olook P. ML, at the Home for the Children of Seamen near the Sailors' Snug ' Harbor, Staten Island. Persons in the city wishing to at tend the anniversary will take the New Brighton boat at 12 o'clock, and landing at tke Snu < Ilarbor dock, find it a short distance from the Home. Exercises by the chlUron and In teresting addresses may be expected. By order of the Board. 3. J. HEM EN T, Secretary. _7rnE KI.EVENTHjANNIVERSARYiOFTIIENEvr YORK X Ladles' Home Missionary Ssaiety will be held in the Brosdway Tabcrnacle, on Friday evening next, at halt-past ?even o'olock. Addresses may be expected from the Rev. Bishop Simpson, the Rev. T. F. Randolph Meroier and the lev. J. B. F id ley, (or Ka-wa-waa, late ohief of the Wyan dot tribe) The Five Points Mission School will take part ia the exercises. The public are respeotfully invited to attend. mO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.? WHEREAS, ON X the 28th of April last I executed a paper, purporting to lie an agreement appointing a person an agent, with power to sell and oonvey rights to manufacture and sell, under certain letters patent for improvements on fire regulators, obtained by me August 2 1st. 1H47; and whereas the execution of said paper was wrongfully obtained, and said paper does ?ot contain the agreement as originally made with said per son: Now, this is to warn all persons from purchasing un der raid authority, or from using or manufacturing sail im proved fire regulator without further authority from me. TIMOTHY CLARK, of South Norwalk, Connecticut. WAKEFIELD INDUSTRIAL HOME ASSOCIATION. No. Si ? The member* are hereby notified to attend the next regular meeting, on Friday evening, |Ma* 4th. as business of importance will be brought forward for their ooufideration. N. B ? Deeds are now ready to be delivered to sash members as have paid up in full. J. A. HaNDSCIIUCH, Seoretary. IPKUU JH A8HIORB. EULPIN8 SIX DOLLAR MANTILLAS-MOST CHARM ia| novelties ? manufactured of the very riohoet taffeta ?ilk, and universally pronounoed alike superior in riahues*, U*hn and moderation in prioe, to anything ever offered. Ladle* cell and ?ee. 301 Broadway. BULP1N3 SPRING mantillas are now rbady for city retail trade, and compriia a matchless collec tion of Parisian novelties, Jroin a beautiful blaok silk man tilla, at mx dollar*, to the most oostly garments manufae -twrod. 181 Broadway. Fashions in mantillas. MOliYNEUX BILL. 68 Canal street, Has received per steamer Africa, a few new designs in I *?, from his agent in Paris for the coming month, wbieh, together with thine of his own original deiigns, null ed to the more chaste American taste, he will display on and after the 1st of May. the balance of his spring styles will aow, of coarse, be sold cheaper than before. Ladiee, please call aad Inspect. Leghorn bonnets at half the usual prices ?Also, a large assortment of straw good*, Leghorn Bats, Ac., straw tissue, silk and crape bonuets, Leghorn treats with silk crowns. for misses. H'M. BKOWN, late Dtinsmore A Brown, 443 Broadway. MOI.YNEUX BELL, 58 CANAL STREET, WOULD particularly invite the attention of the ladies to his ?toek of lace mantilla* for the coming month, which, for ele ?aaoe and novelty of design, are far superior to anything that has ever been produced as a light, and graceful fytbrio for summer wear. MOLYNEUX BELL, 48 Canal street. Notice -all persons are cautioner agaiast negotiating a promissory nete drawn by P. A. Oerdy. dated March 1, 1866, at six months, for $5H7 50. to the order of J. Lorllltux A Co., said note baring been stolen and payment i topped. PRY GOODS. AC. Extraordinary bargains in black silks from auction.? A rich silk dress for $S SO, worth Si); 400 tards black wide gros de Rhine, rich lustre. As. tid. a rd. worth 8s ; 750 yards superior black silk, very heavy, a yard, worth 10s. ; 625 yards extra rich lustre,, ?try wido, 7e i worth 10s. 6d. ; 370 yard* Bishoff's superior male do.. 8e., worth 12s. a yard; 625 yards, extra width, my In ivy Italian do , 10j., worth 98; 3W yards rioh lustre, ?cry heavy, Bislioff's best, 38 inches wide, 12s., worth 92 SO. ladies will find, an iaspeetion, that theae ailks are 7S per cent cheaper than any ever offered before GEO. C. Bt'RDETl A CO.. 191 Grand street, corner of Mulberry. French printed bareges and jaconets. JAMKS FRANCE. 703 Broadway, will open on Tues day, May 1, a beautitul assort sent of Freneh printed ba *eger. Mlk tlsvues and jaconet*, at very low prioas. 703 Broadway. N ORDER TO SUPPLY THE PRESSING DEMAND for housekeeping goods, at this season ot the year, UBM ELL, 1'EIRSON A LAKE hava made large additions to leir immense stock of this elas* ot geod*, and will offer for ?ale this week? 6.000 piece* linen sheeting, of every width aad quality, 10,000 do. ootton do. do. do. ' 10,000 to. linen and cotton cloth for pillow cases, do. 1 10,000 Marseilles quilt* A counterpanes every sUe A quality. 10,000 pairs Whiting, Bath and other b ankets, do. do. 1 14,000 pieces Irish llaea of every maanfaotur* imported te ^he United Statea. i ROOD toilet covers ... W.U00 damask table cloths, every sis* aad quality. I 9,000 dosea damask napkins snd d*ylias. 10mV do. do. diaper and hnekabuok towel*. Also. ' A beautiful assortment of table and piano covers ot the la I test detisn*. Also, a large stock of mualin aad lace drapeqr. Housekeeper* and families commencing housekeeping will l 9nu this stook of goods the cheapest and moat desirable in i this city. 471 Broadwar. JAMES GRAY A CO., A , Have Just rcoeived a fnll assort ment of FLOUNCED GRENADINE ROBE3, < Of the latest Pari* styles, which they will be prepared to i exhibit this morning. At 7 2D Broadway. TAME:- GRAY A CO. 1 ?J Will open on Wednesday, May 3, a beautiful assort 1 inert ot I CHKNIE SILKS AMD FLOUNCED BILK ROBES, 4 Received per steamer Africa, * At 72? Broadway. J' AMES GRAY A CO. Will open aeveral cases of new goods this morning, t oonsUtins of ? ORGANDIES AND ORGANDIE ROBES. FRENCH > JACCONET AND BAREGE ROBES. At 729 Broad* ay. I T AC 7. MUSLIN C CRT A INI FROM AVCTION ? Jj rurtalm for SI 9? worth >2 54 I fia*lii> enrtaine tortt 00 ;< 00 < paelia cartaiB* for 4 00 ?< oo ? Miulia curtain* for 6 00. ?? 10 UU I Lac# carteta* tor.. 4 00 u 00 . Lace cartela* for.. 6 00 y og I Lac* curtain# for. . 10 00 '? 1A 00 ) Lac* cor'aia* fo*. . 1# 00. ?? au no I Lace cortain* for. . 30 00. " .%) <ju | A complete aaaortmeat of eornice* and onrtain truumiani, i At reduced price*. _ " KEITT A FERGUSON No ?? Broadway. ? T ACB* AND EMBROIDERIES. ?3,000 CIRBRIC JL band*, at ha!f the iwilar prime. i GKMlN'i Baitar. AI3 Broadway. ? T ACES AND RMBROl DERIES.? ON WEDNEsDaV, ? JLi War 2. a larxc tad ma (nlfleeat auortmeat of the fla.-m. I" French m hroidcrod collar*, at 25 par eeat below the B*ual I ' prlrn Gf NI.VS Bataar, SIS Broadway, St. Ntehola* Hotel. ICH F RINCn EMBB01DRRilM.-JAllis~F RAtfCl 70S Broadway, will open on Tneaday, Ha* 1. a ?ary ?elect itoek af French needlework, *oa*ittiac or cullart oa Bwlae aert cambric mailta*. Swim aad cambric band* ia oraat variety. French worked cambric aad S?i<t in?ertiair?. ?? 70S Broadway. _ FTTfK ARTS. Fine arts.-mineraloot.-for sale. a large collection of mineral#, arranged for the <tady nf mineralogy. For farther la'onnation apply to VICTOR ?I S B(> I? Importer* of precijn* stonee, 23 Mai leu lana. "fLATOB CAB-PR. f LATINO CARDS.? FARO PLATINQ CARDS, VERF old aad well eaaaaaad. with all the AriatM other qaal ? af 1UM aad eettoa card*, aafta by BAR BART A CO r aal* to the trade aad clat haaaaa a* *Mr ?tere, Na. 1 relay *ireet, oppeaMe the AMw Raaa*. Visit to Washington Irving. TKIP TO TARRTVOWlf- ARRIVAL AT StTNNTSIDl? AF PEAKANCB or HIS RESIDENCE? INTERYTtW WITH TBI AITHOR? RIOOVBRY FROM Ulfl LATK ACCIDENT, ETC., ETC. Among the minj distinguished literary characters of thia country whose writing* are aa extensively read in the Old World aa in the New, there ia none whom I hare eo long desired (o aee and converse with aa the author of the "Sketch Book." His fame, in fact, ia aa much European a* It ia American, and nearly all the produo tiona of hi a pen have been tranalated into several lan guage. On my arrival from Europe, aome time ago, I determined that, among the first I should do myself th i honor to visit, wonld be Washington Irving, and I took advantage of the earliest opportunity of carrying thli resolution into effect. Wherever I hare been I bar* heard his name and hla works apolun of in terms of the higbest praise, and many of bia characters hare now be come aa familiar aa household words. It waa, there fore, with no ordinary feeling of pleasure that I round myself at last enabled to gratify my long cherished tie s' re. Taking the cars, at the corner of Hudson and Chambers street, I was soon out of sight and soundof the |rt at metropolis of the Western world. In a reason able time I arrived at Tirrytown, where I waa informed 1 should gat out, aa tbe object of my journay lived but a short distance off. I bad some miagf rings upon the matter, as I bad paaaed a few miles below this at&tion another csdled by his name, and concluded that "Sunnyslde," his reaidence, must be somewhere in the vicinity. I may here remark that the first hotel I stopped at was the Irving, and a few nights aince, on inquiring for the opera, I found it waa on the corner of Irving place ? so that it appears bia country mm are determined to per petuate bis name by erery means in their power. I followed the directions I received, however, and in the course of a few mlnutea I waa wending my way towards one of the few hotels in Tarrytown. It was late In the afternoon, the mista of evening were settling down on the watera of your magnificent river, covering them aa with a veil, and I waa warned by my watch that if I intended to call that ^ay I had but very little time to apare. A few minutes' walk, I had been told, would bring me to Mr. Irving's residence, but I found, on reach ing the hotel, that it waa between two and thres milea dis tant, and about a mile and a half from the Irving station I at once engagel a light wagon, declining, in my hastsi the invitation of the landlord to take aupper, and set out at ouce for my destination. The horse, I was in. formed by the driver, was one of the beat in the coun try, and could travel his mile Inside of three minute*^ Thia waa peculiarly gratirying intelligence to me th?nj as I bad but little time to apare, although, in general, the comparative merits of horses ia a subject in which I generally take but little interest. My companion being of a communicative turn of mind, I tndeavcred to obtain some information in re gard to the great author, for everthing relating to him bad a particular intereat for me. Mr. Irving, he said, had lived there as long as he could remember, and thai was over twenty years, but beyond this fact, hia know ledge appeared to be very limited. He was certain that he visited Tarrytown about twice every day in a light carriage drawn by two horsea, either of which, he add ed, were inferior to hla own, and he wai equally sure that he attended service in the Episcopal church, at leaat, once erery Sunday. Occasionally he visited three or four of the oldeat resident* of the flace, the trani tionary historians of that locality, who had lived there during the Rerolntion, and who the driver assured me, were acquainted with the mysterious history of Sleepy Hollow. He was of the opinion that it was from some of these that Irving obtained the particuiara of Rip Van Winkle'a wonderful sleep, but of this he was not so cer tain And this, with tbe fact that he had three daugh ter, was all the knowledge the worthy driver possessed in regard to one of your most celebrated au tbora. He had lived within three miles of his real dence nearly all hi* life time Never waa tbe old adage that "a prophet ia never honored in his own country,'' more applicable than in thia instance. Hs bad driven crowds of visitors from New York, during the summer months, to Slefpy Hollow, which is about four miles from Tarry 1 own, for it la, I understand, a place of great reaort in that aeaaon, and beyond the fare he received be appeared to have no intereat in the place. The country through which we paised in our ?hort drive, is rich in natural beauties, and I could not but ad mire the admirable location which Mr. Irving rotated (or his reaidtnoe. Bis honre is a few hundred yard* from the main xoad, sad is reached by a romattic little avenue, as you pais through which the music of a mur muring stream breaks at intervals upon your sar. Emer ging from this avenue, a beautiful mansion, in the gothle style, presents itself to your view. In front is a neatly trimmed lawn, and at one side of this is a little pond, form* d by the accumulated waters of the stream of which I have spoken. On one sids the broad Hudson lies open before you, and on the other the pictnresqus country, along its western banks. The dwelling his nothing of grandeur or magni6cence in Its appearance, but there is an air of ease and of quiet unas suming beauty about It, which tells you at once tbat its occcnpsnt is a man who cares little for show or pretentious elegance. Here I was at last in front of the house where lived the grsat American au thor, and In another moment I would see him faoe to face. I rang the bell, a servant appeared, and I inquired * if llr Irving was at home. She replied that he was and that 1 would find him in the pallor. A few ctsps brought me to the apartment, and there 1 saw the whole family party, consisting of himself, his three daughters and an old gentleman, a relative, I believe, assembled round the table. The interior bore the same air of eomfwt and ease which I had noticed in the exterior. Its whole character was that of repose and contentment. Th? author was sitting, or rather reclining in an easy chair, Lis legs extended on another in front of him, and a maga sine which he had been reading when I entered, lay open on the table beside him. One of his daughters was en gaged at some description of needlework, and the other two, I think ,were employed at some manuscript After explaining the object of my visit, he requested me to be seated, and entered at once into conversation. I inquired about his health, alluling to the recent acci dent of his falling off his horse, and was glad to learn tbat bis injuries were slight, and that he had perfectly recovered. The war, of course, was alluded to, but it was dispatched with a few remarks, and a topic of a more kindred nature taken up in its stead. Tbn was no less than the long agitated subject of an international copyright law, which he was of the opinion would never bo established. Our ministers in Knglaard took little or m> interest in tbe subject, and the government always found matter of more congenial charactvr to engage tneir attention. The late Mr. Cooper and himself, he said, had some of their worka copyrighted in England, but, as a general thing, the publishers in either country refused to do this, knowing that they could republish *uch books as ther pleased, almost Immediate^ after they were issued. A premium was patd to some of the most popular authors for the privilege of publishing from advanced proof sheet*, bnt the instances of this were comparatively few. i t'pon tbe general subject of an international 1 copyright law, however, he did not espreas an opinion, but if I should judge from what he said of t*e indif ference of the American Congress, I should be Inclined to think he was in iavrr of it. In reply to an inquiry as to wbst he was doing io a literary way at present, he told me he was engsgeu in writing a life of Washington, which 1 uuderntsmi has been the cherished purpose of many yesrs. Referring to the magazine which he had been reading, he *pok? of the great improvement tbe last few years ha<l witnessed in magatine literature, and cf the wonderful success which had attended then. This terminated tbe conversation, and having givsn my name, and received a cordial shake of the hand, I made ray obeieance to tbe company and retired. Well, raid I to myself, and that is Washington Irving, tbe great. American novelist, hietorian and humorist I expected bim to say something which would remind me ot' his "Sketch Book" and*'* Knickerbocker's History of New York," bnt there was none of that quiet humor in his convereatiOD, which is to be found in those works, and Which preducee rather a tickling sen tattoo tbsn a laugh. There is a alight tinge of reserve in the expression of his kind and benevolent countenance, but this soon disappears when you are In h?s company a few minutes. I after wards learned that he was distant In his manner with strangers, and has but very few acquaintances In the vtclni'y of Tarrytown. He seldom viaite New York, nis whole time being employed in his literary occupations, in which 1 understand he receives some assistance flora his ds oghters, all of whom ars said to be very accom plished ladies. He is reputed to he very tick, but there is notbing In the republican simplicity Ot his house or his msnner which speaks of great wealth. Although he Is now past seventy years of age, he tfoes not appear to he more than sixty at the utmost, for time has dealt very gently with bim, and he appears still to have a ? lease of life. That it may be long preosrve.1 to Is the wteh of your correspondent. VIATOR. Tht BeUpae Vtmt Rlj[ht. Yf sterdsy vh wst and cloudy up to Uta in the after - noon, but the *v*nlng pro red clear and comparatively cloudlets. The utmost anxiety wai manifested to lee the eclipse, and from every window commanding a view of the heavens might be seen group* of eager faces on the lookout for the phenomenon about to eome oT. The moon rose in the east quite early in the evening, her color like unto burnished copper, but a* the evening wore on becoming more bright, untUthe time designated, 9 k. 20 m., when the southwesterly limb gave eridenc > of .a slight diminution of light. Onoe commenced, th ? obscuration visibly spread over the whole disc. While this was going on the scene was mast beautiful, and wts regarded with intense interest throughout the city. The time of the total obscuration was rendered sdmewhat un certain by light fleecy clonds which passed and re-passed over the diec of the moon, alternately obscuring and re vealing it, but enough was seen to justify the prediction of the astronomers that the total eclipse would begin at 10 b. 22 m. During the middle of the eelipse, the moon presented the usual dull, coppery appearance, and could be eom fared to nothing better than a ball of newly melted metal, before it arrives at whi'e heat. In the state ments published in some of the papers as to the appear ance of the moon during the continuance of a total eclipse, it was stated that the disc was "rayleas," at the same time ascribing the color to the refraction of the sun's rays, or to a partially luminous condition of the moon Itself . In eitner case there must have betn an emission of rays, and consequently the original state ment was erroneous. At l'i M. a part of the luminous disc on the southern limb was visible, and at fire mi nuty past one this morning, the faintest evidence of the penumbra had pasted away, and the moon rude out un onscured by earth or cloud. The next total lunar eclipse vieible in this country will be on October 24th of this year. Perhaps a statement here ol the caute of eclipses may be Interesting. An eclipse of the moon can only happen when, in the course of its monthly revolution, it comet within the earth's shadow. An eclipse of the sun occurs when the moon comes between it and the earth, thus obscurin; from our view either the whola or part of the loltr disc. Were the orbit of the moon in the same plane with that of the eat th, or if it coinslded with the ecliptic, an eclipse of the sun woulk take place at every conjunction (wnen the earth and sun are In the same part of the heaven*) or new moon, and an eclipse of the moon at every oppo sition (when 180 degree* distant froq the sun) or full mron, for, a* the sun and earth both He in the ecliptic, the shadow of the earth mutt alio extend in the same plaae, being direotly opposite to the sun, and the moon In her monthly revolution would consequently fall Into its shadow. But this U prevented by tae fact that the orbit of the moon Is inclined to the eoliptio at an angle of five degrees, thus often escaping the earth's shadow, which is always in the ecliptic. The ecliptic limits of the sun are 17 degrees, and hence It is ofteuer eclipsed than the moon; yet from the faet that the obscuration of th* moon it a more uni veisal phenomenon than that of the sun. It Is is on oftener seen. This Is occasioned by the vast size of the sun compared with the moon, the former being 880,680 miles in diameter, while the latter is only 2.100 miles; thus the passage of the moon over the solar disc can be compared only to a cloud floating In a clear sky. and the eclipse is consequently total only on certain portions of the earth's surrace, while the lunar eclipt* is visible from every part of the terrestrial hemis phere on the side furthest from the sun. If the tun were of the same size as the earth, the shadow It would throw would be cylindrical, and io flnlte in length, ilnce the tangent* drawn from the sun. forming the boundaries of the shadow, would be parallel to each other; but on account of the vast size of the sun. the tangents converge and meet In a point at some distance behind the earth, forming a cone, of which the earth is tfce base, and whose vertex Is in the ecliptic. In the greatest number of eclipses that can occur in a year Is seven; there are never less than two; the most usual number la four; and it it very rare to have more ttian tlx. In the courae of the sun's annual revolution, it is suc cessively In every part of the ecliptic, and consequently the conjunctions and oppositions of the sun and moon (when in the same degree, or 180 degrees apart) miy occur either when the sun Is In the moon's node in the ecliptic, or when nlrety six degrees from the moon's node, when the lunar and solar orbits are at the grtstest distance from each other, or it may occur at any intei mediate point The Bfow Yotlt Historical Soclriy. The ngnltr meeting of this society wai held in the little Cbspel of the University, but evening, President Bit apish In the Cbair. The Prkside?t read a paper from General Anthony Lamb, giving evidence to show that the celebrated sea quadrant, generally believed to be the invention of Thomas Hsdley, of England, was really invented by a native of Philadelphia, named Thomas Godfrey, a gla cier by trade, who, under the greatest difficulties, edu cated himself. Godfrey gave an account of his Inven tion in 1733, and information wai given lo the Royal Society of London, on the 1st January, 1733, as appears by their minute*. Hsdley's quadrant was not patented until 1734, and Godfrey's was made in Philadelphia two years before. The facts go to show that Hartley got his intormation from the letter sent to the Royal Society by Mr. GM'ny. The following tamed gentlemen were elected members of the cociety : ? William E Curtis, Augustus E. King, George P. <juack*nboss, Jacob B. Herricic, F. A. Hege man. A. Ogd^n Butler and Alfred Willis. he v. Mr. Osgood, Corresponding Secretary, read a long letter from Rev. G. E. Ellis, of Charlettown, Mass.. relative to the history of the Massachusetts Historical Society. It coes not possess the slightest interest te the general reader. Mr. Moor* read a paper on the Casas Grandes in Hew Mexico. It seems that some explorers of the Navajo country are reported to have discovered extensive rains of towns on the dan Juan river. The treasurer reported that $075 had been paid In since the last meeting. Mr. Evart Dtrromnc tead the paper of the evening. The subject was the writings of Pnillpps F re nan, an American ship master. He was born in New York Jan uary 2d. 1752, and came Into public notice as a writer of political lyrics during the early days of the Revolu tion. and was a popular newspaper advocate of the Co lonial cause. He was afterwards taken prisoner by the Britiah and wrote his cantos of the Prison- ship He afterwards commanded a vessel engaged in the West Indian trade, and wrote many nautical songs and short poems. In 1701 he edited the Philadelphia National Gtuettf. During the latter part of his life, he resided In New Jersey, and died nesr Monmouth, December 18, 1832, at the age of 70. The paper was accompanied with copious extracts from Frenaa's writings. After a vote of thanks to Mr. Duyckink, the Sooiety ad loaned. Board of Ten Governors. The Board , during the rammer season, are to meet weekly at the various institutions under their charge. Yesterday they met at Bellsvue Hospital, foot of Twenty seventh street. Present: Governors Townsend, (in tfce chair,) Duke, Henry. Tiemann, Smith, Taylor, Draper, Herrick and Dugro. From the weekly state ment we learn that there are now 5,845 persons in the institution, under charge of the Ten Governors, being a decrease of 140 since last weex. While reading the requisitions, Gov. Dock stated that arrangements were making to prevent the Tombs "shys ters'' from making the acquaintance of the prisoners with a view to fl?ece them. A reception room for coun sel was being fined up, and when they called, the pri. soners would have the privilege of selecting them. Goveraor Dtoro moved that the wages of the carpen ters in the employ of the Goversors be reduced to 91 75 per day. It was net right for the Governors to pay more than outside employers (or work. Governor Tiemann co incided with these views, and moved the reference of the matter to the Committee of Supplies, with power. Carried. A communication was received from tbe warden of the penitentiary, stating that one of the subordinate* t?d been discharged on account of drunkenness. A de bale sprung up on the propriety of doing this, when Go vernor Tiemann gave it as his opinien that a man who h?d got drunk twiee should get his walking papers, and never be employed again. At this, Governor Dvoao eprang to his feet, as li somebody was treading on Hi* cirns, and in a confused manner waated to know if the Harden was to employ or discharge at his pleasure. He was answered In the affirmative. Governor 8mith offered a resolution condoling with the friends and family of Ed. H. Kimball, assistant resident jiiynician of handall's Island, lately deceased. Carried. Uovernor Dcke offered a resolution to repaint and ro il x the room In the Tombs, formerly occupied by the Mxth warn police. A long and rambling debate sprung up on the propriety of in effect, nullifying a resolution recently passed, to compel employes of tae board to pars their vijhts in the ci'y. Laid on tbe table. f,o vet nor Draper spoke of the inveitigations now going cn c a Randall's Island in reference to the character of thef female employes at tnat place. II* denounced those charges. They were diegraeetul. ft was a contempts bie Know Nothing humbug. If Investigations are to go on It ebould be open and above board, from affidavits pioperly made. Governor ft hi a.** read a portion of^i report made at a fcrmer neeting, in which It alleges that thieves and prostitutes have charge of the children. Governor munx.( indignantly)? Now, Is this a respec. table way of treatiag these poor woman. Have not they characters as well as we; ia It not due to them to have well sustained charges sgainst them, before they ars ex amined. May not outsiders look into this Board and say te Governor Duke, you are Interested In a mill contract; and yon. Governor Smith, in an extension of BaMevne Hospital, and so of all tbe members of this Board. Tke speaker would not give this committee power lo tiy the nesnest enemy he ever had. It was a disgrace to the Board, and he for one would spit it out as a oontempti ble humbug. Governor Dvono said he made the or gins) charge that tl-e?e were proetHntes on the island, and moreover, that proved the charge. A i ?> some further discuss' on, the committee were - -?ed from the investigation Tae doatd so>a af > jontMd. City lnftDlgntf. Horn. Scsrsmiom.? During the part week or tan days the furnituie of four or Iri hotels hu keen Hold ?t public auction, and their budtoen j? p? dtd. Thi? has thrown the inmates lata the fcrgar and better es tablished hones*, and helped (ill Ckem during the daX seaton. The change* continually goisg on in New York are so great, that evea vJloee who seidem absent them selves ore frequently saibk to recognize old land marks. Several of th? fashionable twteU up town, altera few month* of sicMy existence, Have died out. The most recent case was fic Breroorl Hsoae, oa Fifth auenus, the furniture of which will be sold at auction to day , by H. H Leeds k Co. We do not Lnow to wUht ase the spacious building: is lb be devoted, but ths siUe of furniture is peremptory to tile highest bidder. It is possible some other enterprislcg caterer for ihe inner man intends trying his hsnd; but'it strikes us that we hare botsls enough in this city for the present to meet all the wants of the travelling community. Thvmigni Scent mirrors, carpets, sofas, lounges, he , of the Bre voort will pass to day from under' the hammer into other hand*, and for a time adorn tie saloons of private palaces, until reveries compel their proprietors tc-hoUt the re<i flag, and another distribution takes place. Such is life in a great city. Democratic ffaw Gkniral CoMHtnat ? A. reg-jlar meeting of this committee waa held last night at the Broadway Bouse. The attendance was >;nite large, rad the chairman, William Sail, occupied the chair. The subjects np during the evening were of a generci nature, and none of them particularly iurportani. The most important action of the meeting was upon eaga ging a room for the committee meeting* during the com ing year. At a late hour the meeting adjourned. Tun Late Attkmit at Soicids bt takino Lacdantm.? Some two weeks ago, Thenaas Bayley, boarding at the Carlton House, attempted to destroy himself by swal lowing a dose of laudanum while in the hocae of Cin derella Marshall in Leonard street. Since his recovery he has become quite wild, and stemed utterly incapable of taking care of himself. Indeed, he oftea, daring his convalescence, expressed bis determination to rejest the attempt at suicide with better success than atUaded his lat-t effort. His friends here thinking Uut ?'* pte sent condition endangered the life and pro perl not only of himielt, but of thoss around him, determ***] to convey him to the lunatic asylum on Black wall's Island. Hither the raeli man was oonveyed yesterday. Justice Connolly having committed him to the care of the offleirs of that institution on the oomplaiat of Drs. Bacon and Clark. The atatsmenta that have heretofore appeared in relation to Bayley's losing f 100,000 at faro, are, we are assured, quite unfounded. The chief cau>e of ills lunacy arises from the refusal of a young lily's hand in marriage, to whom he was fondly attached. Mkasckkfok Mkascrk. ? Mr. I.uke, President of the board of grain measurers, whose business is chiefly connected with the subscribers of the Corn Exchange, gave a Sne en tertainment yesterday in their large and commodious office over the Corn Exchange, to the members of the Ex change, aad to which a large number of personal friends were invitod. All appeared to enjoy themselves remark ably well; good eatables were aoundint, and spite the liquor law, the wine flowel freely. Complimentary toasts were drank, and responses made, in brief anl warmly expressed speeches. All seemed to wish that Mr. Luke might continue as he always had hitherto done, to aim well, and to " shoot'' well, and never '? give up Uls gun," and that other's hospitality might be " measurel by hi* half bushel." Fire in Fortieth Strkkt.? About 3 o'clock yesterday morning a fire broke ont in a two story frame building in Fortieth street, between Ninth and Tenth avenues, belonging to Mr. Hart. The fire was first discovered in the unoccupied part of the rear building. The flames spread from this spot to the roof of the adjoining house on thirty ninth street. The roofs of both wore con sumed. The damage will amount probably to 1300. Mr. Hart was insured for $400 The fire is supposed to have been the act of an incendiary. Fatal Accidknt by Faluno Throioh a Hatchway. ? Ijsst evening William Fenton, a lad about fifteen years of age. residing with his parents at 49 Mott strait, was instantly killed by falling through the hatchway in the store of Messrs. Tingle & March, of 1.17 WiUism street. The deceased was employed by this firm as clerk, and, previous to the closing of ths store, while walking be side the hoistway, accidentally missed his footing, and was precipitated to the floor beneath, a distance of over thirty feet. When picked up life had become extinct, his neck being broken m the f right tul fall, causing almost instantaneous death. Killed by Faluno oct or a Window.? Information waa received at the coroner's office, last evening, that a German woman, wheae name could not be ascertained, had been killed by falling out of the third story window of the house 104 Seventh street. The deceased fell hesd oremoit and producing fracture of the skull, died in > tantly on receiving the fall. An inquest will be held on i he body of the deceased to-day. FOi-ndDrownid.? The body of an unknown man was ound drowned in the water, at the foot of East street, Esst River. The coroner was notified of the fact, and will probably hold an inquest upon the body of the de ceased today. The body of another unknown man was found in the ilver, at the foot of Catherine atreet. The deceased had been in the water about two months, an 1 was much de composed, so much so, that the corpse fell In pieces on being removed from the water, The coroner, as in the other case, was notified. Police Intelligence. ALLEGED CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD? CHARGE OF ROBBING A BOARDING IIOU8E-C APTTRE OF AN OLD OFFENDER? OACTIOW-TO BHOCLDER HITTIB8? A DOMESTIC IN TROUBLE ? CHARGED WITH FOR. OBRY. Edward H. Hudson, iairjer, of No. 82 Broadway, and Edward D. Carroll, jeweller, of No. 200 Grand street, Williamsburg, were arrested on Saturday laat by offi cers Moore and Rom, of the Second District Police Court, on a warrant issued by Justice Davison, charging them with having conspired together to defraud Fahert M. Forrester, of Brooklyn, out of $8,000. Tho accused where taken to the Jefferson market Police Court, were each of them were held to ball in the sum ef $2,000 to anx wer the c< mplaint. A hearing in tne cue will take place on Monday nest. Frederick Winalow, alias George Monroe, an escaped convict, was taken into custody yesterday morning by oiKeerit Kinner and Smith, of tbe reserved corps, charged with having stolen a quantity of jewelry, valued at $350, tbe property ot William W'alfcrd, of 127 West Broad way. It appears from the testimony taken in the case, tliat on Monday the accused called at the house of Mr. Walford and made arrangements with him for board and lo'pnis, at the same time paying $6 in advance. On 1 Monday n'gbt b? pretended to be very sick, and retired rather early. The next morning Mr. Winslow was found to be among the missing, also a quantity of jewelry.con sinting of gold watches, diamond pins and rings, besides two ceeds for tracts of land in Washington county, in this State. Information was immediately given of the oflcnce to the police, who succeeded in arresting the dodger in a few hours after his hasty departure irom Mr. Walford's premises. The accused was taken to the Chief'a office, wnere he was locked uo for examination. Winslow escaped from the Court of Sessions building, in tbe Psrk, about two years ago, while under c mvlction for burglary. Officer Underbill, of the Jefferson Market Police Court, arrested a mtn named Philip Laeffel, charged on the complaint of George Runkel with having forged his name to a letter purporting to be a communication from the complainant to tne treasurer of Concordia lodge, No. 0, of tbe Sons of Hermann, petitioning him for tbe sum of 989. The accused was taken oefore Justice Pearcy, who held him to ball In the sum of $500 to answer. fcllen Buike, formerly a domestic in the employment of William McCarthy, of 182 Hammersley street, was taken into custody yesterday by officer Cameron, of the Eighteenth ward police, charged with having stolen $27 in caab, and a visette, valued at $5, from- her employer. Ihe wearing apparel alleged to have been stolen was found on the person oi the ascused. Ellen was brought before Jurtice Brennsn, at the Peooni District Police Court, who committed her for trial in default of $500 bail. In the Special Sessions, yesterday, Jacob Chatterton, alias Poughkeepbie Jake, was rent to Black well's Island for three months, and sentenoed to pay a fine of $60 for an unprovoked assanlt upon the poeson or Henry 1)1 b boo. The occuwenoe took place at tbe Erie Rail roe 1 pier, foot of Duane street, where, it was proved. Chat terton, who is an emigrant runner, gave the complainant a eevere beating, and intimated at the time that If Mr. Dibbcn dared to make a complaint against him he would be uncer the necessity of repeating the assault by way of retaliation. Recorder Smith presided on the bench during the trial. A great effort waa male, by means of mot ey and influence, to prevent Chatterton being sent to tbe penitentiary, but tbe pMeecution being rigorously cairied out, Black well's Island was fixed upon as the summer residence of the prieonsr. J eraejr City Hrwt Pmsos Retort.?' The police of Jersey City made eighty, seven arrests during the month of April, on the follow ing charms : ? Drunkenness, 54: drunk and disorderly, 8; disorderly, ?; passing bad money, 1; theft, 7; carrying concealed weapons, 1; malleions mischief. 2; illegal voting, 1; fighting, 2 vagrancy, 1: deserting family, 1; grand larceny, 1: ??? nit, 1 Nativity? Ireland, 49; Kb gland, 9: German.* t . Scotland, 2; Canada, 1 United State*, 2, colored, 1. Prohibitory Ordmakc* Vitoito.? Last evening, at the meeting of the Common Council, Mayor Manures vetoed tbe prohibitory liquor ordinance passed by the Common Council at their last meeting. A motion waa made to pass the ordinance notwithstanding the veto, which was loot? eleven votes being required to pass it. The fol lowing was the veto:? Ayee? Aldevmen Ljoos (the Pre sident), Cleveland, Davsnport, Gardner, Greene. HOI, Keeney, Sitter and White? 9. Nays? Lowe, Rapialyea, Thompson, Tyrtel and Whltlook? ft. Eijtmon tor Enoumw ? The election for Caief and Assistant Engineers of the Fire Department took place last evening, and tbe following named (entlemen ware elected ? Chief? Richard French, re-eiected. Assistants ? First ward, James B Gautler. Sovtnd warl, James WaL'ace Third raid, Wo. CbHeers; Fourth wtrl, Wm Roosevelt. KsvMf Day Vn Sew York. Yesterday wan tbt rrtuo of the mairersary that give* animatic n to the hocsiehold "(Pains" of those who can not boast of lr ld rg a deed ia their own nan* for a " local hab tation." 0? Mm l?t da y o t May, (profited the lit don't come on thr Sabbath-,) sofas, bureau*, and bedsteads walk away from old habitations, and ensconce themselves la sew one*, Ilk* ' things of Hie." Thlsenstom of changing residences particularly oa the first of May, appear* to be a juatom w>?lly confine I to New York. It in laid by women of aacicot memory to be aa " old as the hill*," and to b* clearly collected by tbem when Wall street was a row at livery stables, when the site of 9tewart's store wan a graveyard1, and when Canal street wan " oat of town, O ertr so far !'* Wh?s a custom dates Ha birth so far back aa this, it certainty ought t c be respected for its age, if nothing else: bat ad mitting tWs, we are inrdined to believe that it 13m been Wed long enough, and should now be pushed aside for something new. If tenants could sennbow ma naife to setter tlwir demand for houses and hemes over a whole year inatead of concentrating it upon a single day, they would find that landlord* would be >sb exorbitant, and homes migbt be had cheaper. A land lord would let Ma house go at a lower figure in the inti dle of December when tho average demand (or each vacant house wan made a? -perhaps in five or six appli cations, than he would abect the first of May, when hie office is daily besieged with applicants, if the tenement is any way desirable. When peeple cry out that this is an old custom, and that it io^too late now to assail it, why the only reply is, "It Is a- ens torn as stapid a* it is o.d, and mo better than wo* could expect from that "bne-horse town," New Amsterdam, made up of thick lieadsd Dutchmen, wbo had just about as mu-.h- spirit lor aocial and commercial advancement a* an elephant has for dsnolng the polka. " It's alt very well in >oetry to talk about the "old Knickerbockers," but when we come down to the real prose of New Amsterdam and her aleepy sbepens and burgomasters it Ik not such plea sant reading, nor ho nattering to these old fellows. But (bis babit of moving on the first of May e.-ists, and that is all we have to do with it at tha present time. Hundreds, we might say thousands of our citizens, changed their residences yesterday. The day was not very favorable. During the forenoon the rain came down, and made sad work with the dainty little "flxins" about the parlors, the upholstery and beddir^. The rain continued till after two o'clock, when in pity it held up, and the sun came out and got up a special " shine" for the occasion. The afternun sunshine was well used. Hnu.-?wives scolded less, and packed up more industriously. This first of May was not so profitable as usual to the cartmen, inasmuch as Mayor Wool has shut down the law of rate* upen them, and cut off their exorbitant charges. There was not no many families moving yes terday as might have been expected for a May <lay. Recta this year on the higher classes of houses have fallen between ten and twenty per cent from last year's rates, and houses are plenty at this reduction. A great many families have moved within the past two weens, and man; more are waiting to move within the fortnight to come, thus taking the first step towards doing away with the 1st of May as beiug the particular day tor changing residences. The public s:h<>ols yesterday were vacated, the children being kept away to assist in set ting up the furniture and ariauging it lit their new do micila. Those have cause to thank their stass, who, having a house and home of their own. and no landlord to make them atraid, sit year after year around the same hearth, relieved from the care*, the anxieties and vexa tious of house hunting and the moving carnival of May. Important Movement or the Christian Jews. AK AMKBICA.K HZBRKW CHRISTUM ASSOCIATION TO BB ORGANIZED. At a meeting of converted Jews, held lately in this city, the following preamble and resolution were unani mously adopted-. ? Wheieas, There exi*t in the United 3tates several hun dred highly respectable and intelligent Cbristian Jews, many of whom reside in New York City an-l places con tiguous to it; and whereas It is the firm belief of many ot these Christian Jews, that the present signs of the times are such as to call upon them to abandon their now Isolated position, and organize an association con sisting of sincere am) long- tried converts, having for its object the promotion ot the spiritual interest of its members, the rel'ef of those of their brethren who. for confessing Christ, are suffering want and distress . the stirring up < f tbe dry bone- of the house of Israel, and the arousing of the Cbristian Church to more earnest prayer and increased effort for the salvation of Judah; and. wheieas, the annual meeting acd public testimony of such a body of witnesses to tbe yesslahsbip of Jesus, and tbe setting aside by tbem of all the sectarian for mula of the present day, knowing sotbing among them selves save Jesus, their common Redeemer, and cherish in - love to all that bear bis image, by whatever name th?y may be called, would lead many of our Jewish brethren to examine tbe religion we profess; be it Resolved, That we Invite and urge our Christian Jew ish brethren to meet in convention In the city of New York, on Thursday, the 10th of May. 1856, at half-past seven o'clock 1'. M.. at the Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church. In Norfolk street, between Hiving ton and Stan ton streets, for the purpose of organizing such an asso ciation as will carry out the principles expressed in the above preamble. The above eall from this special meeting has been generally responded to throughout the entire Union, and the convention of Thursday next promises to bs well attended. Mayor'* Office* MOVING DAT AND TBI CAKTMKN ? 3FRKET CUE AM I NO KACHoraa. A strong evidence of the beneficial results which hare attended the recent publication ia thin paper of the legal sum permitted for cartage, and the penalties for over charging, in preventing demand.;- from mover* of exor bitant amounta, ia the fact that very feir complaints touching th a matter have been made of late, and ves teraay, which waa formerly the grand day for extortion, there waa not a single complaint. The eartmen hare evidently opened their eyes at last, and begin to see that the Major Intends to put every ordinance regulating cart hire, &c., rigidly iu force. Very little buainees of any description waa tranaacted yes tee day. A communication, however, was received trom John W. Bennett, superintendent for Measrs. Smith, Seckel & Co., which gives a very encouraging ac count of the operations of the street cleaning machines. The following is the statement of the amount of dirt ind ashes removed daring the week ending Aj>ril 28: ? Fir *t. Sfcnml. fburth Sixth. Dirt removed, loads. ... 868 379 653 709 Ashes do. do 319 244 358 321 1J187 62C 1,011 1,090 Total load* of dirt 2,869 Total loads of a^hes 1.142 Complete total 3,911 ALLKOKD O&AND LARCENY. Eon* time daring last week, a man named John Browa, a hackman, waa arrested and brought before Justice Osborne, changed, on complaint of William Loundes and two others, with having spirited away a vaiiee, containing ladles' apparel, jewelry and other masters, amounting is all to the value of several hundred dollars. The accused denied all knowledge of th* affair, bat was held to bail in the sum of $600, which beittg procured, he waa discharged for the time being, t j ap pear on a future occasion for farther ixaminatiou. Since then a cine has been obtained to the true robber or rob* teta, who were yesterday brought before Justice Oa bome, and, after a bilef examination, committed in de fault of 91,100 ball. It appears, from the testimony of Ktoch H. James, of 26 Chatham street, a clerk in the Ejwn office of J. B. ft J. Simpson, that a man. calling imseif James Holland, came to him on the 28th of April last, and otlered in pledge two diamond and one motalc brtoth, wishing to obtain IS on them. James asked be, liana where be got them from and to whom they be longed, to which he replied that they were the property ot his wife, and that be was Ignorant of their valae. James, after aaking some other queetiona, and having asceitained their great value, became suspicious and re tained the trinkets, desiring HolUnd at the same time io send hi* wife round Jo th* store In about an hour or two the wife came to the offloe and claimed to be the ewnerof said brooches, stating that she bought two of them from a pedlar lo $?"?. and that the other was sent tob*rhyher son from Ns w Or lean* Jiunes told her that h e would make inquiries about them, and requested Ler to call again on Monday. whi:b she did, when she ?as brought over to the thief of Police and pat under street. 8lfice then Mary loundes, wi e of William Io'indea, the person from whom the valiae eat stolen, baa teen the Jewelry, and identified It aa the property ot hers* If and liuband. A Rl THI MXW9BOTB PERFECTLY niDKOt'R ? The following letter was received yesterday by the Mayor, and without doubt sufficiently explains lt**lf ? New Yon*. A pill 90. 18M Hokobam.* 8in? Amont the mtltitude of erlls with which ? 'iu have so smoeesfully sreppled siaoe your eleva tiun to the position you honor, l would noil r?sp?otfully call jour attention to tbe n?wtbo>s carrying papers through the streets ' n Sabbath mornian. It hat come to be. espe cially ia tbe upr*r part of tbe city ?mo?? the re?ilenc?s, an Intolerable nuissaeo. Yesterday moraine ia my own neigh horhoed. i W ?st Twenty first street * tbe from tais caute was ferfectly bids ins snJ most escessively annoytac. and I most lespeetlully ask thai it may le abated. II any others have cxpresicd the ssme wish, and I have taken th* liberty of eall'ns year attention to it ia this way. 1 know not whether there 1* any law la regard to It lut an ordtai rw respect fer the day wonld reedlly sutfest that those who want the Snnday papers should have them served la tbe tame manner m those of other days If yon oan reaeh and abate thi* ettU >t will ad* another to the many *bU<a tions under which you have already placed all good eituess to support you. I be* yon will acoept. sir. my warmest sympathies and heart} co operation in tbe noble stead >oo have tak in. and am. 'with great respeet yenre vary truly. samublV 8TKHHI VA Itt W?et Twonty firet rreet and *> Ci?? etreet. Omr WiMintk'twl Comiponde??. ^ asmingtom, April 30 , 1R15. (hv rml Dodge' t Departure? *1" Inrtnuiion, C-mpUW* ?Anticipated Despatch** JtW" Cot*- McOamjey?Am* rxcan Ladi* Q<Ang Alrtwd-*". EduvrJ U P<r*lU Um a e%rit of the Collin* Steams, ?PoliHcal I'rotpnUT in Virginia ? Difference* 'f O^nioii- Bounty Lamd A^JXivrnt-Exl-iuum </ 1 kt i'<? Office i*< '*?!? if c. Gen. Augustus C. Dodge, our IfWiUr to Spam, left Wsnhlugton this morning ioJ New York, having takes leave of the Preiident on Saturday ?fter tl1 complertion of Ms instructions. He ?alls 'n Colltea steamer which leaves New York on Wednesday next, nil in tbe meaathna it * understood that if antici pated deapstche* reach here from Coin. MeCauley, addi tioaal instruction* may be forwarded to Gen. Do<lge be fore the departure of the steamer fro *a New York. The General'* instractiuna ara of the moit pacific cbararter. The administration reliee upon his pradenoe to eettls all mattora of dtapute ariicsblT, ai?* in bis in atractioM strony hope* are exjwesssd that the bMda of friend tbip which have hitheita b?und u? together may be farther strengthen ?*i The steam* r leabel reached Charleston fro* Havana on Saturday laat, ami if in time for the norther? mtd, despatches will be received by the gowaanent by three o'clock thin afternoon. Should they arrive, a ciwrie? will be despatched to marrow for Neir York, with adtU tional instructions, suitsd to the information which nay : be received here. The telegraph repart* the gallaot Commodore as thick with Genera) Cancha "*? three ia a bed;" aad the In^reaslon- prevail* with the admin Intra Won here, that he has succeeded ia satiating' the Gene ral that as no danger ia to be apprfheaieifwo the fili busters, ao there e%ould be no more improper iaterfe roace with onr commerce. IT these things are ao, thea th? "next war" with Spain may De regarded' amended, and Cuba as far froaa our graap as ever. Several American ladies gc out uader th?-charge of General Dodge, with a view of making a tdur of Riarope. One *f them, Mrs. Edward H. Pemilletoii, of Wasihtagtoa, cne cf the most accomplished and intelligent ladteaa# oar country, goes as the specially invited guest of Mr X K. Collliia, the proprietor of the liae of ocean Kteaawn. She will be accompanied by a daaghter of the lataiHna tor Linn, of Missouri. The ladies anticipate returning in October next, under the care cf Mr. Buchanan, Having taken a little flying trip down through Hast mi Virgin a, 1 was much amused w'tta the apecuiatiena I lieara as to what would be the probable re<ult of the efi proacblng elections in t'.e "Old Poeninion. " Oar moo would tell me that Wise would bo elected by ic orar wbv-hoing majority, and the next, joat ax intelligent aad well informed, would assure me of bis defeat by at leant twenty thousand votes. Thus it is throughout the State The two parties only dilTer about forty thousand vota?e in their calculations ? calculations based on piecisely the same data. Vertiy, the human judgment teaot to ba truated, and "white man la very uncertain!" My own conclusion was" tnat Mr. Wise would ta beaten some flva or ten thousand votes, the continent prediction of the Enquirer to the contrary notwithstanding. The streair of bountv land applications still pours inta the Pension Office without the least abatemeat. lip to this evening the number received amounts to una bun died ana ten thousand two hundred and thirty-four cases. The office will begin to issue warrants abcat tha middle of June next, and then at the rate of 600 per day - The laborer# have commenced levelling the ground "or tbe foundation of tbe extension of the General Poi-MHRon building, which is to be continued around the entire square. The present city Post Office ia ia be torn do wu\ to give way to the marble extension. E< [Coirespondence of the Evening Poit ] , Washington, April Do, 18(6. 7 lit Kinney Expert ition at WaxhhigUm ? Mnrcdeta't IM Urrs tn Marry ? lf'.iignati'm qf Mr. Consul ftiben*. The subject which seem* to divide the attention of tha executive with Cuba is the late developementa of tha Kinney expedition. Joseph W. Fabena. United State* commercial agent at San Juan, has been here fcr?so?aa days, kummoiied by Secretary Msccy, with a view of ob taining micrmatinn as to the expedition and the aiTaira ot Nicaragua, by the government of which Mr. Wbeelary our minister to Central America, Is now imprisoned. Mr. Fabens has held a number of interviews with the Secre tary of State and the President, from which it would ap pear that though the cabinet wert favorably diapesed to the enterprise ot Col. Kinney, If confined to ita avowal objects, jet that in consequence ot the strong affidavit furnished by Mr. Marcoleta, tbe Nicaraguan minister a *tew York, (why doesn't he shew bimsali in Washington with the other representatives ? ) they had felt obliged t? order tbe indictment of the leaders of tbe expedltie*. As I understand it. Marcolet*, about the 26th, wrote two letters to Marcy, < te complaining of Mr. Kabens' realy to his protest against the expedition, wherein he (rabeni) rtvles the Nicaraguun a "bojos minister," &c , aa ex pression certainly of more truth than cou.'tesy, and donbtlesa the more aggravating on that account. The other of the two letters complaining of the Kinney rnterprlae as an invaaion of the public order of Nicara gua, was accompanied by several affidavits ot man Ua New York, who declare that, on asklntr the Colonel hia plana, for the purpose of joining liim, tbey ware deterred by the filibustering projects which he diaoloaed Tha Colonel eree went so far, according to one of tha wit nesses*, aa to aay that " in five years there would be ? new government In Nlcarsgua." It fs alao declared .-that an unusual and an necessary supply of arms had been put chat ed for the expedition I believe thene ara. tha two specifications on which It is thought the Coloaot will be convicted of violating the sixth section of the neutra lity lews. A gentleman wbo is here, and whoie connection with tbe Kinney expedition is well known, telle me that ba does not know what Col. Kinney may have aald in a jo cose way to questioos. but is sura he has made no seri ous declarations which would compromise the expedition; aad that as for the second charge, it is utterly untrne in every particular; no arms have been bought and no pur chase coatemplated, beyond what would benaoeeaary ta equip every emigrant with the menoa of self defencay anl these would be provided at the expense of each man. ThU would hardly sustain the charge of urganisiag.-a mi litary expedition. Gushing, however, who used to stand with JaCi Davie and Soule. ia singularly opposed V> Kinney, aad ? tease almoat ready to take issue with tbe President on tha Cuba policy. So far as I can ascertain, tha iaetractiaaa which came from his office for the arrest of the gallant Colonel, were mora than ordinarily pereraptos* and se vere. G-ve me Saul among the propbeta ana Cashing among the anti-filibusteroa I They are both equally In. '"'''am inclined to believe that Fabeos anl Kinney both have ielied too much on the soft sawder of tha President, who though wbat is called a very "praper speaking" man. is as whiffling as a weatheroosk. I believe it ta Hmle who says that it's the last man that has iaOoeuea with the President. Every one goes away with tna na tion that he will have his wish grttified. It w?uld not be at all surprising if the President, in pursuing hia Cuba policy, should determine to strength en himself in public oqlnion by an extra vigilaaoe te liuatlog up and suppressing anything that looka like flli hunterirg. To those who remember hia convivial rela tkns l?t winter with Col Kinney. Auch a course may seem strange, but it would be strictly In accordance with tie character of tbe present executive. P. 8 ? Ar Important hit ot information haaljoat come to my kcowledge. Mr. Fahens, It ia laid, after advising with the executive, has determine! to resign his office m United States Commercial Agent at San Juan, in consid eration of the proceedings Instituted against him in yoar United StaUs District Court. This ia highly judicious on his part, though, perbapa, it should have taken plaee before. Captain Beojamia Mooaey. formerly of New Ycrk. but now a trader of Saa Juan, will probably ba appointed to his poat Wllllunibarg CUy lfewa. A Bov Kii.UCD by Violkxck ? Corouer Haaford held aa inqucit at Greenpoint, en Mendny, on tbe body of a bov about twelve year* of age, named George K. Eruib wbo died on SunJay morning. from the effect* of a blow ob tbe bead, by a ctob id tbe band* of a Germaa rag picker, a boy about *iite?n year* of age. It ap pear* that tbe German boy, with hi* two little brother*, were at Greenpoint ?c baturiay afternooa, when hie mealier brother tbrew a piece o' c->a! which utruck deeeaeed, wbo wax witb a party of boy*, when he in re turn struck tbe little boy with a rattan anl the elder ^brother diew a knife and drove him back. The German b'7* ther etarted for borne. and were followed, when the olde?t one ftrnck deceased a violent blow on the left temple witb a club, rbe injured boy returned b. me, and we* not ccn*idered to be rerlooely hurt; bet In (be troming w?? found oead Tne jury rendered a verdict that George'Bruah came to hie death with a Mow ? truck on tbe left aide of th?* bead by a rlab, by eome unknown pereon. On the re Ld it ion of the verdict a warrant wa* (Mned by the Coroner for tbe arreet of the firman boy, who, it I* understood, reeide* in the Sixteenth ward Two CHit.T>RX> Dnowuxd.? Coroner Hanford htlr) aa lnqueat at Greenpoint on Mcnday ni?ht, on the holy of Henry A Ilieke. tight year* of ??*, wbo wa* drowsed oa Sunday afternooa, near the ferry, in eadeev.iriag te rescue hi* younger brother, Mward. who fell Into the river aad wa* alao drownec. TimStproHcn Mt'KDKK ? The tnqnent upon the lafaat fonad lecreted under *ome rraw, on Friday of leak ?Mh, at ho. St Kurt >trvet. wa* concluded leet erenlag^ and no new evidence coming .to light, tbe jery rendered a veid.ct that the infant came to tt? deal* by ?ul?ea ticn, at the band* of an unknown woman. Fatal Acvinurr? Ye*terd*y afternooa. Wm Ulfrrty, e atote tnanon, residing in Second ?tre?l, we* inat?atly hltl'd by tallin* from a ecaffnldirj o' a new bulldiag at tt? foot of South Third etreet. lucrum of A*ntrtAST Buowatae.? Tbe following nimed per?oo. were elected aMMieat ?ag>aeer? ot the tiM Denftrtm?nt for the Eaaiern dl*tri*t, on Monday evening -w?. Meekee. Che* Wail, Alfred Walloett, G. B Laae, and Andrew J. Hjamaa Layixo A Cobmkh i*T0i?*.? The corner rttaeef the Third neptiet cborch ef WMJaawbnrg ie to he laM oa Ilea day, the 7th ef Mat, at two o'clock ta the after aoea, at t?e corner of lenMl aad Rem*ea atreeta. Adlre??e p be delivered by Rev. A. A. Ufliett aad Ore. Hak?r >[ Cbureb 'JP

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