Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 4, 1855, Page 1

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THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 6825. . MORNING EDITION? FRIDAY, MAY 4, 1855. PRICE TWO CENTS. THE KNOW NOTHINGS. lew Jen u*y Know MoUU..Kfr.Right Side liP Straight Forward? Proceeding, of r,r Grand Mate Council. OC* HTKW .1BB8BY COKUKSPONTNOfCE. m-u. Nkwabk, N. J., May 2, 1855 .Z'ZT ?Tf "f * X^O'-ProoBliw and Doty-VtiegaU. to the Philadelphia \ationat Ccnventic ty? Principles, tfc A v.ry important Grand Stat, Council of the Know othlag^wa. held to-day in this place. BoMd of from 160 to 100 de.egate* ?om the ,?Veral I """ the State. These subordinate council. num fer about one hundred and fifty, and their fraud aggre U I of members ear oiled is fully half ir not a majority the legal voter* of the Commonwealth. This Grand councilor State Convention was attended by some <li? llngui.hed members of the Order from other State., specially W York and Pennsylvania. Con?0icuoua m??gthe wire-workers of the meeting was Mr. James . Barker, of your city, who la a host in himself. The Bo uncll was composed of very respectable mtn, and P*>atly young, strong, aubtantial honest farmers at it one half of the old whig atock-the other moiety chiefly from the ancient and modern democracy ?here were ?xy fw of the Tammany Hall or Broadway |lou*e class of profe.?lonal .polismen among then ??.. tr?Tdin*a commenced, after .om. backinS and ?Uing, with the election of Mr. Ljons, ofW G.fy M iWrman, and Dr Deshler, of the same place, as Jfy. Dr. Deshler is extensively engaged in the pill busi ???? in New V ork, and since he has become a Know No thing he bids fair to eclipse Moffat, and even Brandreth : far E demand for his pills hus very much increased among e sick men of the old parties who come to him toe Lief. The next thing in order after the election ot the airman and Secretary, was to And out by the caba stic signs and wonders employed on such ocoMions {legitimacy of the delegates. Th.s occupied som? me; and then came the heavy work of adopting a new tual and a new?con.titution for the Order throughout ie State; and here it is necessary to begin a new p?ra raph. The Know Nothings are a very peculiar and wonderful >pl. upon this business of rituals and constitutions, this State, during the past year, they have had eight Ir nine, each co,t.Bg a matter of four or Ave hundred ollars for the printing. The necessity for these fre uent changes in their signs. grlp,?nods, wink., nudges, ath.., pledges, paw words, i. very manifest. Out Riders, somehow or other, get hold of tbem, and creep to the lodges occasionally, to smell out their proceed ings. Accordingly, about once in every five or six Beeka, a new ritual and a new ccnstitution are necsssa to keep out the Gentiles and the Jesuits Thi.? ains the policy of the Know Noth%2 ^not^iv?n. ie usual number ?f newmanur ot Having bleu wouU tho. U wailed Mlcon ud tOi 5K|? Btltu"0D- J b? members of the Order eaM lUllj the farmers, find it hard to Iwd .m .2 Hr five hour, deliberate, tae new ri u ,.d hn.;^^d bJ ? "loot co mmi tteeT were ^op-T .nd thatVou?.boild^ve,aa.C^ey wi'ate" riSfy T bass ? each CoogiMtfonal JlBlric; MJ T,rb:r,d"" "" yss.'?'*z partment, Ac. Thf deie^C V. ^MU* ! ?eted up. will ?> to fv?.?!n r i, PnUMelPh?, thus SlgSriSSSS ??ockton and Sam ^ Kittor of 'mmodoJi! >?!?*;' ?? 'ich, except Hon, ton^ami U is T? ?ed tkat every one or tliem will give tae c?? ' i/uixi jrjftaryffir f ~a" ~ W??M 'h*" ??.'t >lnion that the iuwVonKi",11'1 ?tbrr" ar" 01 the Dr. McClelland, of Patterson, and Dr Deshler ?r > vSSafSf.S i S, iSSSr 8?' ' ;Jdbr"aS" ire as fate. The dar of ..,1k . Wblt? Houss an nrn>, Pierce, Clayton clsa anj^h. nj,0o?er;?1 Van ha. gone by. ' aad the whole of tae old This harmonious aad auspicious <?ute Conn^n m.* -? K. N. The Know Nothings in Hew Yotk. IE8ENTMEN7 OF THE OROEIt BY THE OK AND JtTBV OK MONKOE COI NTT. [From tbe Rochester tiemocrat, May 3 ] We give below a document from tie Grand iry of this count/, which closed its session yesterday, will tt widely read and criticised. Tbe Grand Jury iToted U>:e? rays to the investigation, in pureutnc* of suggestion from Judge Welles, that it wu their pro nee and duty to inquire into aoy infractions of the ection law. Several witnesses, it appears, refusei to aoi??, and ?re take* before the Court (or its direction Iu cvtrv cb instance we believe Welles ha* discharged ? duty like a pnre and npuirht judicial offirer. Wit ?aes who swore ? and it ^reported there wer-j luch ? at they could tot anewer tlie q>>ee'.ions "without c.-iral itlng thcmtelves or making them?elves infamous," >re of couzie t sensed from answering. That is the lvtiege of all witnesses w&o are apprehensive that eir conduct bas been in violation of law and the rights individuals or the pnbl'.c. Tbe presentment fnlloes: ? thkHon. Cocrr or Otkk axi. Tcbmivkr or th* Cocirrr of Monkok: ? Ibe Grand Jury of tbis county having been specially arged by the Conrt to make inquiries ax to all violt >ns and infraet.ons of the election laws of thii State, re, in discharge of thelrduty, called tefor? them a ge number of witnesses, anu maoe diligent inquiry >cn that subject They tlud that by ae<tlou&of the neral Election law, "if any ptrson shall, by bribery, nance, or other corrupt mean or device whatsoever, ber directly or indirectly, attempt to influence any it tor tif tbts State, in giving hi* vote or ballot, or de hlm from giving tbe same or disturb ir Binder him tbe free exercise of ;he right of suffrage, at any elec n wlihic this blate. held pursuant to this chapter, and ill thereof be convicted, such person so offending and itvicted. shall be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor, d be fined or ImpriMJutd, according to the olicrstion tbe court before which sucii conviction shall be had; ch fine in no care to exceen fire hundred dollars, nor cb imprisonment one year " It appt ars from tbe testimony taken before us that sre are a namber of societies, or orders of men, in a county, who have formed thecus&lres into secret nbinationa for political a these societies ?et only in secrst ? tbat tbeir members are a.irait'ed der oaths end eblignt or.s and pledged to inviolable :recy? that they *ru Induced to enter tlie society der a v.i riot v of pretence, and te take upon thim ve- oath* atd bnuing cbiipstiooH that th?y ? ill not It for certain pnrticuiar cWr m'a of tbeir fe'lo *-citUtens, indivldusl citizens? tha- they will c*?t their votes i tise their elective frtnc\iM>, acoording to the be ts and requirements of th?"ir order, or the officers ?r*?r, or of a certain '.egree or drele lh?r? f, under ? rulee of their order ? that by their oitts and obliga ns they are boi.nd to vote, ui.r>rtli' penalty of par 7t ?r being considered as perjtred, an'S as being uo rthy to be countenanced or *up|.orted in r bnstmss whatever, an 1 u< persons totftl'y unworthy th" confidence of their fellow oit!>-ni. -Oder thete jtnaltU* they axe fcouad to vote for the persona designated by the OHer, without regard to their own individual cboioe or preference of candidate*. That members of tbia society or Order, barm; taken tbeee om hit and obligatieaa, are informed by the Order, cr the officer* thereof, that a refusal to vote' for the eas didatea of tbe Order will *ubje:l them to the charge of perjury, :tnd render them?< %e? infamous and unworthr the ctcfidence of all good men. And thus th'y are di rectly influenced in giving their vote or bUlot. or are deteircd troro Riving tbe name, and are disturbed and hindered in the free exercise of the rigbta of suffrage. And it further appear* that members bave been threatened that if they did not vote according to the re quisitions of tbe Order, that they should De deemed at perjured under tbeee oaths and obligations, ?na should be subject to cia?ace and infamy, and aa false an<l o?r jured, be expelled with dishonor That such societies or Ore era, after the last general election, called their mem ber! to acoount to them, or their- officers, aa to the manner in wh1rb they discharged their elective franchise, aud required them to declare upon oath for whom taey cast tbeir votes at the aaid election. The grand jury have bean muoh embarrassed (n their investigation, by the refusal of witnesses to auawor questions put to them, as to their proceedings in secret session, on tbe gronad that a disclosure of theee facts wonld lender them infamous; and in other casts, the witnesses claimed protection, on the ground that an swers to the questions would criminate themselves. Having thus been deprived of tbe full disclosure of facta, no individual cues bave been presented by u?, ami tbe jury therefore beg leave to make this general present ment sk? lost such combinations, that are in their opi nion, a direct violation of the statute in relation to ele: throe, aa the law was designee to protect and guard every ?lector in a free and voluntary choice in catting his bal lot, and to allow every citizen, otherwise worthy, to be a proper fuhjeot of such suffrage. We believe from the testimony before us thatsucb proceeding strike at the foundation of individual liberty of action, and tend di rectly to destroy the' great anil cardinal principle* of our institutions, a* founded by our forefathers ; that our institutions can onlv continue to exist by the free and uncontrolled action of the citizen, and that all sunh res traints sod obligations are destructive to an elective and free government. All of which haa been duly adopted And is mist re spectfully submitted. WU. C. BLOS3, Foreman. The following is a list of the Grand Jury. Those who signed the Know Nothini minority report are in italics:? William 0. Bloss, Foreman. Cbaunrey Allen, Lewi* Billings, Caleb It Cower, EJia* Garrison, Geo W. Ct o<iman, Robert J. Fellows, William 1. Han ford, David McKay, E^entzcr I.. Gage, Thomas D. Walker, Matr.n Coir., Roswell Lock wood Jareil Coleman, Jacob Garrison, David Starkiy, Lyman John* jo, Philip M. Simmone, Butler Bard well. JobnTGrabam, THE MINORITY REPORT. To nnr Honoraiii.k Court or oyer awd Terminer: ? We, the members ot this Gr?nd Jury, beg leave to re port, that we have diligently and laboriously investi gated for days into the doing* and sayings of secret politiral organizations, and their bearings upon the elec tive franchise , and, also, we have deliberately and c in die ly inquired if any person or persoos, party or parties, had stifled or suppressed fiee speech an I liberal uig'ius slon. and have not been able to substantiate the crime or violation ot the election law*, or the elective fran chise, upon any person or party. Tbia we humbly beg leave to submit as a minority report DAVID 8TARKEY, JAKED COLEMAN, W. I. HANFORD, MA '?ON COLE, 1'HILIP M SIMMONS. Know Nothings In a Pennsylvania Court. [From the Backs County Intelligencer, May 1.] Previous to emponneling a jury on Wednesday last, to try certain parties charged with riot at the township election, in Nocliamixon, in March laat, alleged to have originated from an 111 feeling existing between Know Nothings and German Catholics, Hob. Thomas Koss, counsel for tbe dsfenc?, challenged the array of jurors, owing to tbe fact of their having been selected and sim mone'' by a Know Nothing sheriff: that as Know No things, men might not enter the jury box unbtasned, where those pnt upon tbeir defence were Catholics, or belonged ton diffeient politic \l party. The challenge was argued at some length by Mr. Ross, In favor of set ting aside the array, and by Geot^e Lear, fisq., in oppo sition Witnesses, supposed to be Know Nothings, were called and examined, some of them undergoing a tho rough cross-examination front Mr. Pot* relative to tbe ?ecret order of Know Nothing*. Home of tbe questions were ove-.ruled by the court, andit was left discretiona ry with the witness to answer them. Tbe witnesses called to the atand were, Sheriff Fellman, Joshua Staok bouse, Ir Samuel Bradalmw and William Bacbe. Du ring ibe examination of these witnesses the court room was densely crowded, and much cnrios.ty was maniiest ed to find out the mysteries of Know Notbingisra. 8ome of the wi'niisses admitted they belong! d to a secret order commonly known as Know Nothings? that they were bound by ua oath not to support any Catholics or for eignei * for office. The court over-ruled the challenge of Mr Ross, and after consnming the greater part of tbe afternoon in a fruitless effort to bring to light the sec re's of -'Sam," the court proceeded to vmpionela jury to try the Nockamixon rioters. THE ELECTION IN LANCA8TEU, TS.XV At the election hold in Lancaster, Fa., on the 1st iuat , for twelve school directors, tbe Know Nothings ? ere bally bcBien. The following is the average role: ? Anil Know Nothing 710 Know Nothing 6S0 Majority 130 And this after one of the hardest contested election* of the kind ever held in that city. Last year the Know Nothings carried tbe School Board by over 600 majority. The MaaMchuaetti Know Nothing State Council. Ibe Boston Atlns of the '2d instant says:? The State Council of Massachusetts o' the Supreme Order of the Star Spargled Burner held tb?ir annual meet 'rig for the choice ol State officers, at Iremont Temple rente rlay afternoon. The Council camc to order at 1 o'clock, and a large number of delegates were found to be present from various parts of the Stat*. The hnllotini; an i other proceedings have not yet tranrplred, but by the aid of the " Ppirita" we bare rapped out the ttnil results, from which it appears, amon^ other ins and outs, that Mr. Joseph Hiss will discontinue his journeying to and fro Massachusetts, for the purpose of teaching ?' Sam's" youtg ideas how to shoot, &i. The officers elected were as fellow: ? I'rttiilent.? John W. Fester, of Rrimfield, su -ceeds Jonathan Pletce, of Boston. [Governor Gurdner was elected by a large majority upon the first ballot, but pe remptorily declined.] Vice J'retidant. ? James E. Farwell, of Boston, succeeds Daniel Wairen, of boston, Senn'or from SutTolu county. Seartary. ? E. C Baker, of Mdlford. Trtnturtr. ? Simon Brown, of Concord, succeeds John B. Mullin, of Boston. , Wortkipful hulruc&or. ? Charles A. Phillips succeeds Joseph Hiss, ot Boston. Hu rihal ?Dr. Benjamin H. West, of Boston, re elected. The Ertning Telegraph says of tho election :? It ia rumored tn-day that there were about three hun dred votes thrown tor the officer*. Tbe tone ot the Council was decidedly anti slavery. Henry J.Gardner cf Boston, Henry Wilson of Natick, Edward Buffington of Fall River, John W. Foster of Brimfleld. Henry II. IUigg of Dennis, Andrew A. Richmond of Adams, and Augustus C. Carey of Ipswich, were ohosen the dele gates to the National Council, in June next, at Phtladel phia. A. B Ely, Esq.. made an anti-alavery Know No thing speech. Strong anti-slavery resolves wer e passed In the evening, without a dissenting vote, Some who were hunkertsh hitherto, admitted it was no us* ? the order must take antl-slavcry ground. It is evident from the action of the Council, if it is correctly reported, that the anti-slavery men in the order have the power, and will use it, to put dawn who ever shall ret himself against the anti slavery senti ment of the State. As from the beginning we have never looked upon the Knew Nothing organization in Massachusetts ia ?ny light thsn s < nn organization which was controlled en tirely by abolition, we are not at all surpritci! at tbe re sult of tbe election ism which is fairly set forth In the latter paragraph from tbe Telegraph. Jonathan I'ierce, wbo voted agtinst the adoption of tbe Lor'.ng resolves, is aupeis?de<l in the office of President by an abolitionist, and Mi fsrs. Warren of tbe Senate and Mo'lln, ot the House, wbo voted the same (way, have been most un ceremoniously discarded. No person who voted in tno negative upon that matter has been re-chcsen, and the leaders of tbe party are determined to make the order In Massachusetts thoroughly anti-slavery. How they are to fellowship with tbe anti- Seward "Hindoos" of New York, and with such mm as Mr. toilers of Maryland and Mr. Ligon, of Virgina, will be known when they mett in nstlcnal council Tli1 Springfield RejnMi'an comprehended rthe whole movement ot tbe abolition natives in tbe following para graph, published yesterday ? The annual State Convention of the Know Nothings, for the election of officers of the State Council, wai Held at Poston 5 erterdsy. It was expected that a revolution would be consummated in tbe ruling power*. The re doubtable and profound Jonathan Pietce, tbe President ot the order for the l**t j?ar. was to be shelved, and with bim "brother Hiss" and all their associate abori ginal nativea. to be sucoeedrd by gentlemen of higher character, lew absorbed in tne one idea of nativism, and wore alive to the anti slavery feeling of Massachusetts. Indeed, it was expected that resolutions declaring that feeling, and insisting on the right of the Masflacbaectts branch of tbe Order to act in accoi dance with it, would be presented and adopted. If ths arrangements for tbese ends arc consummated, a leading member of the Governor's council, a true representative of the senti ment of tbe "rnral districts," will preskie over the or ganiration for the ensuing year. tlaval Intelligence Tbe United States sloop-of-wat Levant, Commander Turner from Gibraltar, March 30th, via Hampton Beads, roth May, arrived at this port yesterday. The following is a list of h?r officers:? Commander, Charles 0 Turner; lieutenants, R F. Pinkney, J. H. Strong. J. P. Decatur; Matter, W. O. Temple; Surgeon, L. W. Minor, Pn ser, J. F. Steel; Paired Midshipmen, B N. Crabb, A. W. John sen, W. L. McGunnagle; Gunner, J. We'eber; Carpenter, J. W. Stinson. The Wheeling Ontt/ie say* that the *jn*rlean tiekat ? ill be elected by from ?,000 tJ 40,000 msjoritj ia tfc* Cld Dominion. Our Albany Correspondence. Albany, liny 3, 1865. J he Whig* Want Futum ? The Barnburner* Too ? The Na ? ticnal Vtnoaratt Demur ? No Reliance Cjxm Last Mill't Vote ? Tkire Ticket* tube Produced ? Can the Prohibi tory Law be Hepealcd Without the Approval of the Goe ernor ? I*revions to the adjournment of the Legislature the fact wan announoed In the Hkrald that the leader* of the Seward woolly wbiga ha>l made overtures to the free soil barnbu;ner democrats for * funon at the next election. We stated that we had reliable information that the pro position was made to two of the leading and most lnflu ential free toilers of Buffalo. No one attempted to mike any denial of tb?t charge. Facta have recently appeared positively sustaining the assertion then made. The Sy racuse Journal the leading Seward abolition organ of central New I'rvk, has recently come out in favor of fu sion with demo, its, in opposition to the unruly and ubi qultous Know Nothings. That this sheet waa designated to make the offer puolicly, which was made at Buffalo, and likely other places is undeniable It would not bare the effect to have load off in this city, New York or Buflalo, because then suspicions " thlaker than black berries" would have arisen that a ooalition had been foro.<ailv entered into between John Van Bureu and Wm. H. Sew aid, whereby the whole free soil strength should be cast for the latter as the abolition candidate for the Presidency. But to have the proposition emanate from en organ more isolated in the rural districts, would give the matter a mere spontaneous and unconnected appear ance. Not a elogle barnburner paper has declined the Invita tion. Their uniform silence is indicative of aequieseoco scd a desire for fusion with tne abolition whigs And this dans of democrat*, it muy be proper to state, are the Simon 1'ure Iriends of the national administration, and are at Washington considered as such, to the exclu sion of all othtrs. Ihe only democratic paper wbiah has repudiated the Sewanl fusion invitation, is the Argtm. Its editor feels conildent, that if democrats will unite, then they can triamphatly carry the State next November, and consequently the electoral college the year thereafter. That paper, by adding together the votes given at the last election forSejmeurandlironson, and comparing them with tlmse given to Clark, and alto those given to Uliman, shows tbai there was a demoeratic majority of thirty thousand over Clark, the whig candidal?, and double that numt>er over Uliman, the Know Nothing candilate. No*, this calculation oa pa per may seem a sufficient cause for anticipating a ma jority over either similar patty candidates at the next trial. But were all the votes caet for tironson and Sey mour by democrats!1 Were all the votes cwt for Clark woolly whigs t Were all of UUman's votes silver gray whigs V By no me*ns can such an estimate be formed. The election last (all waa no sort of test whatever. Thousands of Maine law democrats voted for CWra; man; more thousands of hard shells, knowing the im probability of electing Bronson, and who wanted Sey mour cefeated, abandoned both and voted for Uliman. Many thousands of whigs openly and ardently voted for aid urged the election of Seymour, on account of his veto 01 the Maine law? so the An/us will Hod itself deceived if it relies upon the vote of iironson and Sey mour combined as a basis for future hopes There is noi'oubt or a fusion of the whig and demo cratic tree soil vote at the next election, and afterwards. The Preston King, Abijah Mann and Wil'.iam H. Seward piinciples and Interests are perfectly Identical. Fusion with their followers is an easy matter, and will melt down together with a very slight heat, as soon as pHced In the cruoiole ; and nine tenths of the office holders of the national administra tion being free sollers dyed m the wool, will support the fution State and local tickets at the next electioa. This amalgamation is intended to inure to the ultimate bene flt of Mr. Seward, the high contracting parlies having no other object in view. Giving the Van Buren free soilers a couple ol candidates upon the State ticket will be a cheap and oertain means of keeping their votes in reserve for a twelve month. Now, we do not believe there Is safety in any kind of calculation; . there is notiung reliable upon which any substantial opinion can be b-oed. All is in obscurity, and politicians roust run tie chances. Anotner ?Uort may be made to enlist the temperance question ?either the repeal of the law, or topic radical modification. But even if two thirds are elected to the legislature in favor of a repeal, can it be done without executive sanc tion? The constitution ptovides thst in casj the (Gover nor vetoes a bill, two-tblrda of the members of botn branches of the Legislature have th? power, never theless, to pass the bill thus vetoed; but whether the same power Hints to repeal a law after being vetoes, is a questien about which the constitution is Bifcnt, and upon which no decision of the courts baa ever been pro. mulgated. Can a Legivlatuie, which h?.? power to pass a law. notwithstanding thu objection-: of the executive, repeal a law by tne same course of proceeding^ The Court ot Appeals may be required to investigate this important question, before the people of the Stats be coo.e quietly settled down upon the principle ot total abstinence and positive prohibition. Bo, politician may as well reserve their boistlrg* and calculations a few months longer. It is evident tbat three Hate tickets will be in the Held ? the fuxinnlcts, the democrats and the Know Nothings. The latter are the most sanguine; and triumphantly, already, claim the State officers, Ogden Hoffman and Pamel U St. Jonn, Jnn ? the former lor Attorney General and the latter for ComptroDei? the Senate for two year* and tbe As sembly for one. If the wMgs cannot effect some bar gain with the soft deiooc:. its, they acknowledge a cer tain defeat. The democrats 1 eep quiet, and refrain from treading on each other's toes. Our Washington Correspondence. Washington, Ma/ 2, 1850. Drtpalckeifrcm Com. McCavley ? Serresy hy the Adminis tration ? Report from Cam. Crabbe ? The Sloop-of-wnr Jawrtoun at Ilavinn?Ccmtinmition of the F&t,iily Jan ? Governor Jfrtder' ? Letter and Commitrioncr Many penny's Reply ? Ike Secret of Harney'* Expedition ? lira r-y Supplies for f\>rt Pierre Chateau ? Lieut. Bile Still in Difficulty ? Thr Know Nothings in Philadel phia, <fv , The trails by the steamer I (label reached this city y< s ? terday morning, bnogiog inportant despatches from CommoOoie McCauley ; yet bo guarded has been tUo offi cial custody of the information received, that not an item even has leaked out as to its character. The telegraph having reported the gallant Commodore as playing a sort of "Jeremy Diddltr" around General Concha, there is naturally lelt by the American public no smill degree of curioeity to know what report he would or coul.l give of himrelf. The administration, however, is mum, and we are lelt to conjecture. Vet I have been tavored with a peep at der patches from Commodore Crabbe, of the sloop-of war Jamestown, also in the port of Bivana, and from them learn that be feels no little dis appointment at the state of things in the Oulf. It will be recollected' that Com. Crabbe had been ordered to the command of the African squadron, but upon the appear ance of a difficulty with Cuba he was directed to pro ceed without de'ay to tbe Gulf and join the Home squad ron. Here he has been ever tince, bnt without that ac tive service he anticipated. Be says that everything U not only quiet there, but from Gen. Concha's power as a courtier, he inclines to the belief that they * ill centinue (O. Be intimate* that he h?? been sent on rather a 'ool's tirnno, and woald bu pleased to take command or the African squadron as early as possible. lhe Union ot this morning, in mentioning the vessel* at Hav una, omitled tbe Jamestown. In that port on the *J4th ult., were the San Jacinto, Princeton and James town, two British and one trench, and three Spanish nun of -war. 1 litre apj earr. to he do end to the family jars under tbe prestnt administration. While Commissioner Mtoy petity is keepiug at bay the Secretary of War and a host of h.s subordinate*, be receives an unexpected fire in tne reur from Governor lleeder. The Governor's letter, which hus gone the rounds of tbe rresn, is filled with coarse abui>e sod vulgar vituperation, and narrows down the issue between tuem to tbia point: "Governor Reeder is a great scoundrel or Ccmmissioner Many penny is a base slanderer." He proposes to tbe Commissioner toentor into a compact ihat the guilty one shall be dismissed from nfflce by the President of the United States. Tbe Commissionei ha< teplifd at length, and to this proposition he says that he presumes thu President knows his dnty and will per orm it, icgardless of their compacts, bnt if he felt disposed to enter into an arrangement of the kind, he shoula onlv make use of the Governor's own letter to prove him the guil'y party and insare his dismissal In his letter, Gcvetnor lUedtr acknowledges that he U equally inter ested with Juoge Johnson lb tbe lands purchased ot th ? Iodises, but he fails to mention tbe fact that he is ale < the witcess to the contract which is executed in the name of Judge Johnson alone. How wonld such a con tract be regarded in oar courts of justice Coventor Pe? cer will be here to-morrow to Mlt up accounte with tbe administration about his Caston speech. Did he know, wben he aenonnoed tbe late Kanta* elections, he denounced President Pierce and hl.> administration ? W e'll see what we'll see. A gentleman connected with the War Department assure* me that no difficulty whatever is anticipated wi?h tbe floox ImMtns, and that the Iisrney expedi tion Is designed for n run' like that by which Colonel Steptce get possession of Utah. A line of post* is io be ettabhsl.ed to the I'scitic, and the imtnenoe ijj, plies of provisions and Qt>arl*rma?ter's stores which am biting collected at Fcrt St. Pierre Choteau, are de. igncd not er.tiiely for present use, bnt to supply the Pacific divi sion o! th army in the event of an iut-.rupt.oa by war or o:bowii-6 of a passsge a?;oss the Is'hmus Lieutenant Be ale is no!, yet cleyr of his diaculties. The Cooimi'iSicDer or lndi>.n Aflairn rifUN to sign the neccsfo-ry reqaifiltior upm the treasury, sod contends (bat the law give* tbe Indian office vUe final adjud. ea Mruof all matters account tonne. f-?u ?.tb tl<e Indian i In California. Ha t&eref. re repud :*'.*? tbe action of the Auditor's ( ffioe, by which Lieutenant Healn's aoooanta werf allowed. The Know Nothing defeat In Ipbla has elate 1 the arimifiljrirtUon <?n*i durably sad I Mr Wi*e carries Virginia. I predict that General Pure# Will demand a second term. K. AanlTHWi? of the Society for the Relief of the UcMMutr Children of Seamen. The ninth aaniT'ruary ot the Society for the Belief of the Destitute Ohiloren of Seamen' wa < hell yeiterdajr afternoon, in the scboolhouse of the children, a short (tihlance fiom Sailors' Snug Harbor, at New Brighton, fcta'.eu bland. Th a society U entirely Independent of the Sailora' Snug liar jar, and supported exclusively by Individual charity, the anniversary, yesterday, wan held in the schoolroom of the society, a rojm capable of seating about ihree bunired people. This room was crowded with visiters, mostly ltdies, ami from the city of New York. The pup In, some one hundred and titty, girls and boyi, tauten# between one aud eight years of age, stood upon a pUUorin at one end of the room (>ne of the patiou" of the society, Mr. W.ti. Dull, was called upon to preside and upon taking the chair made a few introduce n remarks. The Key. ALrnxn cuumcH fopowed the President with a sbort and impressive prayer, after wnich the children ?ant a hymn appropriate to the occasion. The Iter. Mr Irving then ri nd the annual report, from which we collect the following statistics:? Whole receipt: of the last year $7,018 4tt Whole expenses " " 0,898 45 Balance in treasury $i0 04 There are now in the school 1-H pupils. Beceived during the last year 58 ?? Withdrawn " ? " 'M " At the conclusion of the treasurer's report, the I'kksi dknt addreesed the audience, s?yicg tnat ilie society *?? in want of fuude, and he hoped assis ance wonli be given them. The report of the treasurer was less satis factory this year than it bad ever been before since he hsd been connected with the society. Money was want ed, and bo h"pe<l theie intant helpless children would not plead lor help in vain. * Various exercises were then gone through with by the pupilt, such as dialogues, sioging ana recitations. One little black eyed boy, about seven years of age? a bright, rosy look'ng child, who bore up manfully under the pondeious name of Horatio Nelson? delivered an ora tion that called down the applause of the houte. The other exercises were interesting. Short aridresnes were then made by Bev. Mr. Parkm'in and Kev. Alfred CheHter, both of these gentlemen drell ing upon the duty of every Christian member of society to do all in his power for the proteotion of the helplesi. A Collection was tben taker. up, and a very respectable looking pile was dona'ed. The Doxology was then suug by the children, the benediction pronounced by Bev. Mr. Cnester, and then the meeting adjourned. The Cam of the Kacaped Nan In Court. UNITED 8TATF.H COURT ? IN CHAMBERS. Before Chief Justice Nelson. APPLICATION FOB AN INJUNCTION TO RESTRAIN THE PUBLICATION OF " MT liOOli, OK THK VEIL UP LIFTED." ? May 3. ? Jotephine if. Run',:lty u t. Robert ?. Dt Witt, Jat. Davenport , Wm. 8. Titdale, and Charles Scale ? The plaintiff in th'* case, Josephine M. Bunkley, applies for an injunction to restrain ihe defendant* from pub lishing a work which ahe claims to be her property. She ?lieges that In the early part of December, 1854, she composed and wrote, and al. o dictated for the purposs of being written, certain sketches and incidents, forming a part of her lite in an institution located at Emmetsburg, in the Slate of Maryland, and known as St. Josephs ? the work comprising tt.ese sketches and incidents, together with other eketches in relation to the intrigues and pohcy of the Boman ''atloltc Church in this country, up to thw 11 th of Mm-li last, and all of which together with vsrious letters, the plaintiff intends to publish in a volume entitlea .''My Book, or the Veil Uplifted." The plaintiff comp ainn that at the time sue was com piling tbis work, one of tee defendants, Charles lleile, offered his services to arrange the sketches and incidents in proper form for publication; and <h? believing Uiat he would faithfully perform auch uervtcifi, placed the man uscript in bis possession S acn then, however, Beale refutes to give it up, and she is informed that, pretend trg to be her agent, but without her authority, he entered into a contract with the defendants, Dewitt k Davenport, for the publication of the sak manuscript, and o.' tbe nature oi the term* ot wliieh she )s entirely ignorant, tfbe prays for au injunction order, and the motion was set down lor hear.' ug on Friday morning, at 10 o'clock. Ceneral Hanforl and Mr Elias Dusenbury appear for Miss Bunkley, and Mr. P. Y. Cattler for th(> respondent*. The Ricarngu* Expedition. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT. Befye Hon. Judge lngersoll. I May !>. ? After tbe opening of the conrt, Joseph VV. Fabens, United States Commercial Agent at Sin Joan de Nicaragua, appeared to answer tha joint indictment against him and Ool. Kinney, and appBeation was made for his discharge, upon giving a similar bond to that ex* ecu ted by Col. Kinney. Mr. Fager, counsel for Hr. Fa bens, moved the Court to set down the trial for Monday next. Mr. McKeon, United States District Attorney, suggest ed that there was a criminal suit to be tried, and that in all probability it would be commenced on Moolay, and if so, tliat the indictment against Kinney and Fahens could cot be tried on that day. Betides, the United States couits are, by I tat ate, to be governed in their practiee by the rules and proceedings in the Mtate courts, unless otter wise directed by law; aud it was not the role in the istule courts to give parties on ball preferences over others in the time of ttieir trial. Mr. Eager replied that it had very properly been the practice tn both the State and United States courts to bt- governed by the peculiar circumstances of each ca .e, when applicatios was made to set a day for trial. Mr. Fabens was tbe Commerci U Agent of the Cnited States at the port of San Juan de Nicaragua, and was temporarily in this cauntry, and bis official duties an immediate let urn to his post necessary. With this wiew Mr. Fabens bad taken pnstaje upon the *t?amsh<n I'o'tg l and as intercourse between this port and that #a? neither regular nor frequent, any detention of Mr. Fa tecs would te not only inconvenient and expensive to bim. but might be ot injurious consequences to his offi cial rtlation to the government. Mr. Fabens had just returned from Washitgton, where he had been upon olli rial business, and the Ms to Dephrtment very reason ably expects him to return to his official duties with the lea it possible delay. This, tben, was the niogalar case where an officer of the government is indicted by tbe government, and is expected by the government to leave lor a distant port, and yet he camot proceed. He is ready and anxious for his trial. Judge lngersoll ? If he is indicted jointly with Colonel Kianey, he must be tried at the same time. Mr. linger? Certainly be must, nuless we apply for se parate trials; snd whether such an application will be made has not yet been determined l/'ntil such ap plication, the trial of Mr. Fabens must necesarily be set down for next Myjdaj, unless the day for Colonel Kin ney 's trial is altered. Judge lngertoll ? The trial will be set down for Mon ody, and tben any other motion may be made if the District Attc rney should not be ready on that day. Mr. Fabens and his sureties thin proceeded b'fore United Mates Commissioner Betts to give his bonds Mr. Edtearu B. Boyle, of Brooklyn and ttelwin, Saffolk Co , w as tendered as bail for Mr. Fabens, but on exami nation by the District Attorney, it appeared that his pro perty. / our lots in Sixtieth street, New York, and seven ihounacd one hnndied and thirty e>gbt acres of land on I ony Island, was eniumored, enu he was rejected. Other parties were tben sent, for, but had not arrived at the c'osirg of the Commissioner's conrt. United Mates Dlntrlct Court. Before Bon. Judge Hall. the Cniled Strict r.?. Edward Urmiix. ? The <U?fendant in this mc wbh convicted 01 counterfeiting at the last term, and Mr. Clinton, h!a counsel, now mores for a new trial, lb* I>l?trict Attorney o].p->?ea ttie motion, lie cUion reserved. Before Hon. Judge Ingersoll. CONVICTIONS FOR KEVOLT ON tH* HIGH SEA8. Mayl.' ? 77ie I'nitcd Stabs r?. Rirhd. Brown, J Of. Ogilvir, Kdviord OiUaglrr, Ocorge Wilton, ami Win. /</??.?? ? lh.- accufwd nut no defence to a charge of endeuvoiing to Bake a revolt on board the ahipCyna aure. Guilty. The Utiitm States i*. Wm. Damarcjf. [fury Sinclair, Henry Tatr, Wm. Dnuglai , J-'iank Ward, and John Sh<) o"' prison* re, indlcttd for an endeavor to make a leu lt on loerd t- e rliip Ontario, on her late paaaage roir. Liverpool to thia port. Made no defence Guilty. Mr. hpencer, on behalf of all the prisoner*, a?ked for time to put in affidavits in mitigation of puntahmeut. The Coal i named Saturday morning. Marine Affair*. Thk tn' xso.\ .? Tki* vcnel, which excited go mush at tention throughout the world a coup> of year* back, aa the '?calcric vearel," having had her huge hot air cylin cier replaced by atetm boilers, made a trip down the bay yebterday to tent her new machinery, rihe 1a a hand aomely modelled ship, and will doubtless prove a last traveller. We are not aware on what route she ii to be placed, but aa aho wan built and fitted for the Luropetn eerrioe, the original intention* of her owners wtll proba bly be carried out. NrmiMiisft ok SwrriNi. The British sovernment ha* introduced w new regulation in rbgard u> *Mp% whl lh apper?t< to be a good ODe. According to the Mer hant fnipp-'ng Act, after the flr.'t of May next, evtry Brtiih f.hiji la to have a distinct number assigned to htr, by which she may be known and recognl/ea. irrespective of her name or ether t'eecriptio*. ihe ecr>? of number* will begin with one. and pmceed in regular arithmetical progresaion , a numbirooc appropriated will never be applied tc any other Briti ?h -hip. Toe allocation of tho*' number* win be under the control of the Coa*i?*loo?r > of Cnatomj. who are to allot a series to awry British Registrar throughout the empire. Th is (o t!i? port of I'Wtdon, may be a lotted U?e aetiee frea 1 t? 1,?C0; to IjverpooJ, l.COO to '-,000 The Rbenewr church, the argent iAp'ia' church la Ioudouneounty, Va., wa d*?tr< yed b) I eon the 244 ult It U auppoaed to b?ra b?n act ?a floe by an lAcen i?7i A Card from Archbishop Hughe* TO THE PUBLIC* Th. citizen. cf New York and of lb- United States must bar* Men. and the decent portion of them must hare regretted, the progress of what seetned to be a eon troversy between the undersigned and Mr. Erasmus Brook a, Senator of the State of New York. The point involved is a point of veracity, in which Senatir Brook, la responsibly charged with falsehood, and, although tb? ca?e would warrant it , the charge haa not b?wn extend ed to a more degrading terra. fh? undersigned, although not born in till* country, ii f^r from being iasensible or indifferent to the uec.enaity or maintaining an honorable character for those who represent id) high function* in the legislature, th. Judiciary, ir the Executive. Abd it is no pleasure to him, but directly the reverse, that Senator llrookc In placed it in his power, and made it of for l,im to prove, a- be is q?ite prepared to hood "ld 8????ter Brook*, ih a man uf t*l?e card' tb,k #ha" *ppfl,r in ,<m d*'g frjln th? date of thin In the meantime, the undersigned feel* humbled at the necessity of saying or wTiting anything which should bni>g infamy or , librae. upon hit country, even though the * ; ?r?on like Senator lirooks should bo til? liniDMitlK OCC1UUOI1 of it. Ihe physical and material power* of tb* United HUtei are becoming mote and mor.- from ay to day by tbe ovilUvd natoua of the world. Unfortunately th! our greatnoss are. in d?t 4^ k ? ?? lt*ime u,lt'onH' inking from day to ^ tb# UD'avorable portion, that in perhaps true. in this unsettled account, and the preiu dices of foreign nations, who are uoprepawd to beuive tZU:^l;r'T ? 0ur th,. probafoU^ U tliat, * L<ther we tike it or not, our course, in tbe en do wn ward tendeney. W?r,d' hM th'S m ra,h" ? The undersigned is but a cypher, y?t he feels an in terest in the reputation and honor and pro? peri ly and prog*e?i of the United States, which make* it a v?-v a!^1 sin.t I Vif1 10 ch,r<? *nv on? who hat. Olliclated St n te^wi th fa lseli ood C?Un'rjr * ?' 01 ? ^rt,cuUr tiveUt'n??^ pr*'H,'"t c,r?nm'tono??. ???? ii no alteroa i-vL. ? charges Senator Itrooks with multiplied and deliberate falsehoods, and he only solicits from the right niiLd.H.n*SB and patience ot the American public a sus pension of judgment for ten <iays. In th<- meantime it would be unbecoming and nerfectiv eSr^f ,B ?? ?>" * '?*'?? J-r^tS ^ TO oountrjmen at home, n- we.l as humiliating and painful n.i-.w tln*s to tu" re?J in the American jour nals, that a Koman Catholic Archbishop who clai'in to be an American, and who. if he is uot an Amarisan lits ih/f! ?n *Dy oth,r country in the worll shoulti appear as the accuser of an American Senator tbe^!?i"? ?f. ? VD1'leatlon*d' charging upon nttetl? ^?*^r deliberately and repeatedly hie uLd^nVl LV" to 'h,ch Mr Brooks vi i? ^ brought uie. I meet it and whilst I U mtd^TvCthhe woTl'^ ^ '"r^'** of character which w?T,i Senator, I hope that tbe justice of American public opinion will give me full liberty to reoel and expose the falsehoods of the man called Kiastua Lrooks. 1 appeal with entire conlidenoe to the patien-e JJ . ^ . 8* Ju"tice of that American public opinion r?!dC^ ?"S ?P*er di"BrP<"nted me In mattern of truth and juhtico, tor a suspen.ion of ten days or two weeks Nkw York, May 1, |8MN' ArchbiN,10P of York.' The Recent Celebration of the St. Gcorirc's Society. ? , r, _ Statkn Islaxd, May 1. 18.55 J. Gordon Bexnktt, Esq. ' ?r ' 3 Sir I read with a blush, as well au with surprise, an allusion Jn Saturday's ^16, <m to the HERALD-a.-correct ac count of tlio St. George 'a dinuer. The reading and punctuation of the toast given? "H. M. 's ministers and representatives on this continent " invaiiable custom, the pointed remarks of Sir Charles Vrej, and common sens* alike prove the shabby subter fuge of the Albinn to be without foundation. But were it otherwise, the duty of replying to the toast in that false reading, as well aa the ??at of honor at the President's right, (in tbe St. George's Society on St. Giorge'k day) equally devolved on the senior British V1""1 en,Pl?y??nt of IL M. present C -'Thl .? ? 0 any J* 8 u,ar r?Kiment would reply sr ffK'-Sisr.vrjiS.vars1, "?r ^ SUfJ."' "oZ1.1"' We are all proud of Mr. H ;tbew as a lanoMs'ii'ionM! " kI",,r,, tl^t owe to him', on ibis V. ik inln^' v" rrw,cn<>e 1)1 Jnur most eetoemei new i rk tneuus Your account; yrecUe y ilepicteti the oo' rion wt generally entertained of tbe occurrence. | Our, next President, it is to be hoped, may pay more fa rly ceserved honor to his guests, and moreover m*? recollest, that it is alien to w.5TLTlJS? lonos to th?8th Mmark'S aDd ''f'01011*. an 1 that it bc .mI . chairman to announce merely tbe toast* with any appropriate brief remarks, complimentary to MrtlU 1*? <?r ii ,naiTiJu*1 from whom reply u M. peeled, leaving all speeches to the iru??tj trUJ the society detir. to hear- Yours r*spectfui:y, ANKNtiLiSHUAN. Brooklyn City \ew. Stopim.vo tiik SCPI'IJBS -A resolution wa. passed yes ?rday by the Board of Supervisors, recommending th?? Superintendents of the poor to discontinue tbe practice of setting a public table on every Wodneadav ?? ?>,? Mouols ^Hb0ll"p'*t Wat bush, and furnish ng dinners, th"*at ^ Tm Crnr CorRT Jcr.oi. ? Ju.'ge Culver, on Wednesday a> t, took tbe oath of office for the ensuing six year., lb. May term commences on Monday next, for th. d,s pOFal of criminal businefs, Saturday being set apart for , 11 '? generally supposed that the validity of Wr. Cnlver selection will not be contested, fit PROtK CotRT, ft.tcui T*RM._jU(Jgfl Dean yester d?y took up tbe special term calendar, and will remain to day and t? morrow for the dispoeal of it. The calen and 1?2. tt"8 dar COm'>riM, Nos- 20, 22 , 61, 62, 62, Tdk Corporation and th? Una Island Railroad.? The injunction restraining th. Conmon Council and tbe Railroad Company from carrying out tbe agreement by 01 AUant,c Men?* '? proposed to b. mithVih} itCOapknj' ,nd tUe PrlTtl??* of using steam f?ll r ? KrPet<ia'*<l, was argued yesteriv b^ ore Judge Rockwell. The principal point' atis^e' a?? US^SS^* of tbe actR ?f th" ?nd ^WLWSy d'ay' deC",i0a Hoboken City Mews. No CoMMrmRS on Hobokkn Fkrry.? -The i?l? of the lease of th? Hoboken ferry having been postponed by the Corporal ion of the City of New York, no eommaUtion ticket? are granted by the Ferry Company for ths en suing lis months. All tboee who cross the ferry are now requited to pay three cents, except commuters ol last quarter, who. upon xbewlng tbetr tickets, can cross for two cents. Tickets, (rood until the 15th instant, are sold at the rate of two cents each. Anniversaries tor 1830. Sabbath Kykninq, mat 6. Sermon before the General Assembly's Board of Mis sion*, bj Kev. Stuart Robinson, D. U , of Baltimore, at Dr. Phillips's ehurch, Fifth avenue. Sermon before thfl American Home Missionary So ciety. by Rut. R S. Storrs, I). D. , of Massachusetts, la tbe Mart'lMin fqusie Presbyterian church. Dr. Adams's. b'ermon before the American and Foreign Christian Union, by Rer. IbcicsH Dewitt, D. D., at the Dutch church, in Lafayette Place. Sermon befoic the New York Bible Society, by Rer. Henry V. D. Johns, D.I) , of Baltimore, at tbe Tabernacle. Inaugural Addrern of Henry B. .Smith, D D., as Pro fessor of Tbertogy in tbe Union Theological Seminary. Km. on b?fo>e the American i^ocisty for Meiiwatlng Condition of Jewi , by her. E. R. McGregor, a', the Dutch church in F fth avenue. Monday, May 7. American Seamen's Friend Society, Tabernacle, 7% P. M American liapti^t Historical Society, address by W. R. Williams, D. D., Filet Baptist church, Brooklyn. AnslTeraary of lrnion Tbeoiogicai Seminary, Mercer Slteet Church, 1'. M. Ttesday, May 8. American ?td Foreign Cimstian Cnion, Tabernacle, 10 A M. American snd Fore'gn Bible .Society, First Baptist Church. Brooklyn, 1? A M. New S'otk SuLc'.ay School Union, mestings is different churcitfs, 3 P. li ._ , Aroerleat au.1 New York Sunday School Unions, Taber nacle. 1>i P. M. American An*.; SlaierySociety-adJreesof Hon. Henry WilnoL, Metropolitan tri'etre, ??< P. M. Widmwoay, May 9. American Tract S< Tateinacle, 10 A. M. American B-.ptist Home Mire on, Pierreponi street Bap tUt Church, droofcljuf 10 A M. American Aati-Marer/ fcocioty, Metropolitan theatre, 10 A U. s.nerican Congregational Ln'.on, Pilgrim Church, Brok'vn. 10 AM American Hone Missionary Society, Tabernacle, 7}? P M. Address by Hoa. Char'ee Bu inner, on alarsry, Metro politan tbe'tre, 7,S; P M. Tbumidat, May 10. Amercan Bible Aoeiety, Tabernacle. 10 P. M. N< w Y ?rU Colonixat.t n rtrciety, UkfayeMa place, 7)4 P.M American Trtnr^ito* Union, Tabernacle. IKtU. Amerce l Hebrew Christian AasocUt OB, Norfolk street Methodist Church V. M. New York 1'rjioii Aisoelatlcn, Dr. Chtmr'i Chdrch, 7* P. M. Frii?at, Mat II. Amrrcu Beard, 1ab*rnacls, in a. M. Yon CUy AavJjl?re;y tfrc*ty, 7# f, M. | Meeting of the Chamber of Commerce. A meeting of the Chamber of Commerce was hold to i the Merchant*' Bank yesterday afternoon, for the annual ' election of officers. In the absence of Mr. Pent, the | President, Mr. Rarrtow, one of the Vice Presidents, oc ' cupUi the chair. After the reading and adoption of the minutes of the last meeting, Mr. B*r?tow announced J the flrit business in order to be ba'loting for members. ' Mr. John D.'lerry, Mr. Solon Hiimphrie*. Mr. Hemy H Smjth, Mr. J. K. Myer, Mr. Kdmund M. Young, and Mr P. I- Jr., were duly elected. The next buWaeea in order was the election of a member of the ArMtnfli* > Committee, to fill the plve of James (J. King, whaei ' term bat expired. Mr. Uaac il. Reed waa elected. Tin i reports of nWaaiDg and -pecuU committee* came aex I in order, when Mr Barstow prr cuteil a report on tfe* subject of the usury liiwa, ax lolliwi : , The committee termed id .-eptember laat, with a view to seeming a reiotin in oar usury laws, bog leave now to report progress in tU<ir labors. 1 he report adopted by the Chamber in October laat haa been widely circulated, and haa been comments upon in moat of the leaving* of the Unit* States, as well an in Canada and Great Britain, aa seems to have awakened great unanimity of internet in lavor of the contemplated reform. Memorials were cir culate.! throughout the principal buameaa portions a I the city,kaud were signed bv about three thousand active Haling men. embracing all claaeea ot merchants and many among the mechanical pursuit*. An appropriate mtu.onal n?s been sen', to the i<egialature from this Chamter, also om from the Corn Exchange. Memorial* have also fcen sent from Bulfalo, fro.n Oswego and from several other businesa points in the Interior of the State. borne thourtmd* of pamphlets and circular*, em biacmg two very able reports trom the Senate and As sembly, have alio been ciatiibuted in and about our in terior towns. The committee* of both house* oi the legislature submitted very good bill*, which were duly placed upon the general orcers to come up for diacuasioa in their legi.lar turn before the Committee of tbe Whole. We feel great regret in adding that none of these earnest efforts to cecum a reform have yet been crowned with tncces.- . Certain political leaders iu and about Al bany are strongly opposed to disturb! ug the present usury lawa, under tne impression th*t any such more would be regarded witn oii-fa vnr in tbe Weetern agricul tural districts of our State. Under tbe intiuenoe of such impressions, insurmountable impedimenta were placed in the way of reaching our bill, so as to bring it to a fair vote. Your committee, even in the midst of thsea most u urea touable and every way unjusli liable embar ruHMLentK, feel gratified in witnessing the increasing la titats is all the principal trading points of this State in securing tbe reform so universally sought. far, thire hy shewing that certain opinions entertained in Albany, m to the "prejudice" in vhe agricultural district* against tree currency, are almost entirely without foun dation, and that such inherent impreasionA aa may vet partially remain, are fast giving way to the advancing lights 01 the age upon those raitwrs. This gives the rr.Ohl encouraging aasnrnnce that the removal of so dis creditable an evil cannot be much longer delayed. Ia closing this report, your committee would ask to be dis charged, believing aa they do, that another committee, to be hereafter formed, to act in conjunction with a m mlar c mmittee from the Corn bxenange, in<ght ha more efficacious than the present organization. The report was accepted and the committee discharg ed. Mr M. M. Freeman and Mr. John Hilton were nomi nated members of the Board. Their names come up for consideration at tbe next meeting. Tb* board now pro cteoej to the election of otlicers for the ensuing year. Mr. Peletiah i'erit was unanimously ro-electe I ('resident of the Board, and Mr. George Curtis first Vice I*rest*ent> to fill the vacaney occasioned by the retirement of Mr. Barntow, whose term expired. Mr. Itoyal 1'beln* wan elected secoud Vic" I 'resident. Mr. 1'almer, tbe Treasu rer, wis continued in office, by unanimous consent; also Mr. Bogart, as Secretary, both of whom served last year. Mr. Joshua L Pope wus elected Chairman of the Arbi tration Committee. The same committee on relatione with the Mercantile Library, *?< continued for another year. Several of ibe committees who acted laat veer were continued for the ensuing rear. The usual ap propriation of $200 for incidental expenses was con tinued. Mr. Miixg now called the attent'.on of the Chamber t* a photographic likeness of tbe late Walter B. Jonaa, irtin thu gallery of Mr. Brady, who prevents the picture to tbe Cbamber. It was accepted, ana due acknowledg ment ordered to be made. Tbe thanks of tbe Chamber were unanimously voted for the efficient services of Mr. Bars tow, the rstiring Vice-President. Mr. Bakstow rose and said Gentlemen? This vote at thanks is so foreign to my expectation that 1 can scare* express my acknowledgments of it in befitting terms. My btht thanka, of couree, are due, and toose I proffer. Tne brief time that I have *cted aaone of the Vice Presi dents has awakened in me an interest in matters legiti mately connected with thin Chamber, and which interest 1 hope and trust will not soon subside. With grateful acknowledgments for the indulgent appreciation of ssjr services, and with cordial wishes for tbe routines* health and prosperity of my associates In tba Chamber, I retire. Fire JMarsliul'a OIBct. iHYRSTIO ATION INTO CAfSK9 OF IIKBS. Bcrclary and Arson is sixteenth Btrkit ? On Friday n!gbt, the 27th of April, a Are vu discovered in the dwelling house of Joseph Iilain, No. 31 West Sixteenth street. Mr. Beari'sley, occupant of No. 29, next door, discovered the smoke, en Mi erf the premisoa, and diaoo veied a fire burning on the floor of the second story. Mr. Beardeley, by tbe aid of the neighbor*, soon extin guished the flames with a lew buckets of water. Tha lite Hgition and examination of the premises by tkm Fire Marshal shows conclusively that one or more bur glars enUrerf the back yard from an open lot, by climb ing over the fence, and, aided by a step ladder, succeed ed in reaching the top of tbe kitchen r'oor, and with a "jimmy" pned open tbe top of the door, and dislodged the boll, thus opening tbe outer door. They next broKo a pane of glass to emi^le them to uofsiten tha Risk door. The house was then ransacked by the robbers ia, tearch of silver ware; a box was openeo, bflt ft! H Only coataincd knives, the robbers let t&em loniain; a ward robe was forced ?!so a closet, but, no doubt, much the disappointment of tbe theives, not a panicle of silver ware or jewelry could they find. To effect their escape from the hotiee in a more May manner than bj returning back over tbe fence, the nosing of the baae ment door was taken off by removing the screws. Pre vious, however, to tbe villains leaving, they kin died a fire on tbe floor, by the doorway leading from thw front into tbe back room, on the second story. The smoke created penetrated into the adjoining house, and tbua discovered itself before it extended beyond control. It was further shown that Mr Blain and family left New York tor Europe on the 24tli ot last March, leaving in charge of the house an old colored woman, named Jobusin. Fifteen days after Mr. Blain left, the old woman was sitting quietly in the kitcnen, about dusk in the afternoon; she heard a DOiae at the front door, and the door burst open. She looked into the hall, ant) there saw a man 8he called out for help; tbe rascal turned and flea into the street, ran to the Sixth avenue, and jumped into a car. and was off before any one could catoik him. Since that time tbe old woman became alarmed at sleeping alone in the house, and gave notice to that effect to Sir. P.Iain's ftienas, who promised they would get some ose to remain in tbe houae with her. Latterly the old woman has been going out to days work, and ileeping in the house at night time, and continued so to do up to the tiunCay night prior to tbe Are After that she refused to sleep any more in the house, ae an acquaintance had told her some night she would be mur dered by tbe robners, and perhapi remain a weex in tha bout* tefore discovered. On the afternoon of the tire she says she was In the bouse, and left at about half- paat six or 'seven o'clock, and did not know anything about the nte ur til tbe next morning. Tbe police thinking tha old woman might be acting in collusion with others, took her into custody, and conveyed her before Justioc Hrea nan to await an examination. The evidenoe attending the investigation did not implicate tbe old woman, and she was accordingly literated from cuatody. I; should be borne in mind that to have a dwelling bone without a lamily residing in it, not only subjects tbe premises to butglarious depredations, but very much endangers the neighborhood, as In the present case the flriLg of the building indicates. May or's Office. INQUISITION REGARDING TtfK MISCONDUCT OF I'OLtC* M?N. Inquiries into charges preferred against policemen by different parties, for misconduct and neglect In the din charge of their duties, were made yesterday Before Re corder Smith at tbe Mayor's Office, from the severity at which, we should judge, thaf reform in that department must be in a state of rapid piogreaslon. SevoraJ inter esting cases came up, but it is pleasing to state, in m?rt instances, esded not to the damage of the polieemea. Among them is one, however, which, to say tbe leant, Is a very doubtful matter. It la about a man. who, bavtag indulged a little too freelv in the " liquor at life," and in consequence having become rnther uproarious nod quarrelsome, displaying to everybody, wno might roma across his path, his pugilistic abilities and his atroog Inclination to knock down, was arrested and locked up in one of tbe station hou-?s. The man. Tucker by name, alleges that tbe policeman treat*. ? liu In a nest erne! manner, having btatea blm shockingly with bis clab while endeavoring to arrest him, and that atarwarde, when in the station house, on asking for some water to quench his th rst and watn tbe blood from tne wound* received in his bead during the affray, be was refused by the keep* r, the lattar abutting and cursing him In a most scandalous Banner. Tucker's testimony was sup ported by that of a man, named Burns, of whom it a said by a third witness that he waa pushed down staA'C for approach i?g the prisonar'e cell and to apeak te him Tbe policemen on their aid* failed to adduce ang evidence sufflciei.t lo exculpate them from these segliaa charges. Altogether it lcoks like a very bad pieee af bonnes*, and tbe accused nartle* will be more thaa lucky if they e-cape from It with unblemished ohaar acteti. and with' ut l'?lng their commissions. Tu Tarf, tTCHOM corn**!, L. I. ? TBOTTINO. Thubsdat, May 3 ?Purse tiO, mile heats, beet Uarea in five, te wagoae. H Woodruff entered g. g. Hawley 2 2 111 J. Whelpley entered b.g. Ton Thumb... 1 1 2 t 3 a 3 0 J J ?aV

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