Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 18, 1855, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 18, 1855 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. JAMK* UOHUOa REINKTI, BROPKIETOB AND EDITOR. tma ?. w. oohkeb or masbau ak? fulton its. Volamt XX ?o. 137 AMUSEMENTS THIS EVENING. AC A DEM T OF MUSIC, raartoaath li.? Ll Tiovat>ie. IBOADW AT THEATRE, Broad way-BicHARD III.? Thk Windmill. t ??WERT THEATRE. Bow?ry? Na? ii'an Tehpta TK>R?- EOKIBT OF BOBUT. ?ORTON'S THEATRE, Chamber! Hr???-Tji? SaRioua Imuv-Toodui. WALLACE'S THEATRE, Broadway-BLOPBKawTi j* ?i?h Lira -Bold jbaoooim. METRO POM TAN THBATKE. Broadway? The Mvbrt Vuu or Wumoj- Eatob Bur. AMERICAN MUSEUM? Attarnaon?ADELB -Bacaelors t?im >ra. Craning? Goldkh Fa rm ail How to Make ?hi Hirrr. WOOD'S MINSTRELS? Mechanist' Hall? 171 Broadway. ?PCELBVS OPERA HOUSE, MB Broad-jray-Bvoa Ui'a Ethiopiar Or?A Taovri. CHINESE ASSEMBLY ROOMS, &S8 Broadway-PAso bama or Evmork. and Sieve or Sbba?t?pou ?B?HAM 3 BURLESQUE OPEBA HOUSE, 663 Broad Mf iTHiorun OruiTlovrt. Hew Tark, Friday, May 18, 18M. The Sewi. The steamer Baltic, noir in her thirteenth day ovt from Liverpool, had not made her appearance off Bandy Hook at one o'oiocx this morn ng. The "Peisonal Liberty bill," a measure practi cally nuUfying the Fugitire Blave law, paaaed tha lower branch of the Massachusetts Legislature yes terday, having previously passed the Sinate by a aear'y unanimous vote. Its protons are aa atrin font as treaeou could make th*ai. We gtve elsewhere the details of news from Mex ico to the 6th iaat., a brief synopsis of whioh ap peared several days Bines under the telegraphic. Tbe intelligence is quite interesting. We pub lsh aome interesting ne^rs from Great ^hit Lake in mother column. Col S?;joo? had failed is bringing to punishment the lodian murderers of Captain Gunnison and party, solely thronga the iaplkity of the Mormons, win, it appears, take every opportunity to impress upon the minds of the oavagt s ttif idea that the Mormons and imetioans are two distinct peiple. This is done with he u - terior desiga or forming a league against the Uaited States authorities in case cf any attempt by the g jv ?inmeit to abri ge the power ot the Mormon leaders. It is reported that C locel Stf ptoe has declined the governorship of Utah Terri'ory, and that Chicr Ja stice Kinney has been offered the appointment. ?We publish t j-day a very cuiieua and amusing ?apple me ntary rejoinder cn the part of Judge Ed munds to the oiUinal c mmucica ion which appev ad in cur columns a few weeks Bince, irom Mr. Ewer, of San Frencisco, in which the atter b no vel how te had notified the Juige by a fictulcus narrative cf pteketded spiritual revelations. It is hat right to state that when this last letter of the Judge's was writ'en be had not seen the second ?emmnnlcation of Mr. Ewer, which w i pub.isaed on Tuesday. Had he done so, there is no doubt that hJecommuijiration o' to-day would have emb-a-ed the points of the latter. The Judge's former reply to Mr. Ewer contacted, aa our rsaders will recolleot, a frank admission that he had been duped, not by the ingenuity of the latter, but by some nnpi ogre sued and tril disposed Bpirit, who had assumed the name of the fictitious hero of Mr. Ewei's icmauce. In his ls'.ter of to day the Judge astnmes quite a different position, having sinca diseove:ed evidtice to prove fta, there was in reality blci a person as the John F. Lans in question, oho died in Florida some twenty years akce, by ha own I aiid. The Judge tM.ks toat he hos completely turned the t-ablea on poor Mr. Ewer, for be ma mains that on subsequent spiritual reve lations by this sam" John F. La'te, ths 'aV-er h*s ?toted that he had imor'S?ed Ewer to write tie letter in queBti n, and that "Ever was '?bo mere instrument of his volition. N ^withstanding all this, there are, no donbt, many benighted miuds which will persia1. in tbirking that the mere coinii fence of name b?*wcen Mr. Ewer's hero and the Jchn F. Lane whose ex'stence i< thm established, does not alter the complexion of the case against the Judge. Op. this point wo do not fee! cai^d apon to pionounce any opinion, leaving tbe public to form a judgment for themselves upin tiie natter. Mr. ?ho*. Mac"ea=, mate of the American schooner Boy City, writing from Rio Janelio cn Mvch lst< gives a detailed ?to*emrnt of the late overhauling aad boarding of that vessel by the < ommand^r of t he British ciu'.per Bonnillo, when off the Brazilian ooiit cn her voy age to Ban Francisco. ThoLng Iwhm n, supposing the Bay City to be a Russian ptoateer under American colors, fired a gnu to oaoM her to heave to. This was not done until Mven other shots were sent athwart her course, a.jd the cate states that a delay la showing our flag waj Ike srle came of this sharp action on the part of Lfeot. Weeles, who n*i in command of tho Boacilla at the time. Our correspondent ** Havana, writing on the 8tb, 9th aid 10tn ii>Bt., furni-h a summary of tie ?'ft imperial, t events transpiring on the island ot Cnba up to tre last date, ?ith an iuteres-i ig ?oport of the movements of the war vessels of the V< ited Sutca, "*piin, Enp'and, Franci aid Mtino, In tne troubled w>trrs which sn round tt. It was :eporttd th** Geterol Santa Ann* had made a 'en der of naval aid from Mexico to General Concha n ?a*e "f any actual war difficulty between Spa n and the United State*, and hence the arrival of tne steamer Sant* ALiia on the 6tn iustaut. The gua fio *i o on b aril the Btiipsof a portion of C>n. MaCauley's r (ju,drot.J at K y Wnt tnwl so ?lar;ne i the Spanish Consu there that he tent ff a fpe ial ooumr with cecpa'cnes on the subject to the Cap ta a General. Military arati n o< defence were boitg ('or.tu.4ed ; a : egto c ,vj! y rf gimeat was aoout to oe firmed, acd Butpected p?rs ns we e still betug bec)nreil sr im;>ris ted. R drtyu z, w!io b jtrajed Pluto, h>:d seilcd for Spain. A n?-w pafspott rule, with a l? w d. vPe relative t j t1 e laudio>( ef pissea |0r< fiom v.sielf? botso wn'.:h we publish wi'lho found pe< ulia ly at.n?yioK to travelers. If a p?+ ?ort be gotten cr lest, tue person wantisg it .s lab e in all cas?-8 to a #hort luip-ison^nert, pecu niary flne atd oth?r trouile. Hw isnor* Dm R',t? Batbin. *ith dome etiers, are nun jioa-d n appear for trial for tbe crime >f infid-nrui to ths (>,een. Ibe executive had determined oot ?/) per wit, under a- y pretext, the landing of ttoiono' Km ?ey or any of bis lellow cxpedi'.tou'BU in Cuba. <%* tt w?s dreiJed that the -co nwtV' in reaii'ym-di loUd a descent on tUat lslaid. u.-der f >v??r (?f a Mte>.r*gn\ l?prov?mrnt scN*?. Havana w-.s h*?lth>. ana the fxp-rt trade vtry act ve. Oovcncr C'erk vni^ed ?'s h^m1; at Ctnvida'g'ia oae dxy Ust, ?t*ek. Tne It'wt <ry thos des?.bJ? the reception be v?i-b: "O . t h tl st evening ol kto oriivaJ.the Goveraor whs treated t>a 'cna i oar*,' a seieraie of no vc y d?lecUfle ord"r, ??fini< ? eompeucd of tin pan>, b^T, heilo, tli whistles, and itier vlltiincus tei'mTunrs." T?t? peifarm oom called cot a cou ter <?? ?tioj, an! t?ii baid cf North's cIicup, th<?n i > the village, g-ve him a Bf.renode on a sahs-qnent right. Bit ?vrn th.-a was petvertfd bv the a>.pl m?i? which t' e crowfl served for "Hail Colombia, " urd rther "SiT" * Y 'surety m<rr]-g Jose-h Hall w?i d U'o:e the Reccrder, in the Court of General *fH ?Ions, on the charge of h nlold^ f r *U a* m O'Brltn, cb tto ccroer of Gncd and Loutms greets, on t"o f r^lfg ff fi"*1 d*-v of '*** afj. TMs Is the fi-st to il fo mirder 1? the Ci?'t of Geterai 9ese<ons in a<'C rd -.nee Wi?h the no ^ law, passed at the ia?t ses-don of the L?g1slatnro Tie piiMttr, ? jenng man, well drtwwd and of gentlemanly demeanor, *u at-.end?d by his coauwL The prr^ecution was <ondaoted by the District At torney In pe too, who opened the cmd with a ehort f?'en.fDt to tee jury, sefiag for h the U'iis of (he case. Tbe prisouar waa proven to be '.isane by the defence, and the jar j ratarred k Yer d ct of nat frailly, on the groaud of insanity. For a week p^t the City Judge fi duey H. Stnirt, whofcP efforts to apprehei <2 B.ker have had s? sac ceaatul a termination, baa been anfferlrg from a severe attack of pleurisy, brought on by aoold. It haa be?c at times trared that tbe disease * >nl l term nate fa'al'y, and he even now is io a crit?al state. The Hewn ot Baker 'a mett agitate! him not a little, and strict orders have bean given to hard him kept in an quiet a >ta*e aa possible. H. n. Huipbrty Marffleil, late United Stves Coictniaaiunrr to China, has been soaxioated for Oongreis by the Kaow Nothing* of the Louisville iKy.) dittrict. The aalea of cotton yesterday amounted to abmt 2,600 bale*, tbe market closing st??dy. 4J!c>m man grades of flour, exwpt Southern, whici was araice, declined about 12*0. per barrel, waie the higher or extra mfca were unchantf s 1. C>ra sold freely at $1 13 a $1 14J waicb was a trifli ower. Included in tbe trauaastion* were 6,000 bushels sold for export. ProTini.?na geaor*"y can tinned firm. Sugars were steady, wi;b ?ates of 1,200 a 1 300 tbda. Ab u'. 2 000 bales of c.>m jr?j?s^d cotton were engaged fir L'vinool at 5'32d.. in cluded with vrhi :h #- rs 300 bale* Sea Is.aii at 9 32d., and 10,000 bnehel- orn wer* engaged at private terms. Th?re waa a fair bastnese doing for i Hamburg and Bremen. ?Ihe Seward JVnU-Stawry League and the | Northern Know Hothlngi- \ Plain Caae. The important question wheth-r the ap proaching Presidential election shall be de cided by the people, or ahull be thrown into the House of Representatives at Washington,, depends entirely upon the policy of the North ern Know Nothings. It they boldly follow up the national programme foreshadowed at the late State Councils of this State and New Jersey, they will secure the hearty co opera tion of the South, and may comm-tnd the flection of auy Presidential ticket which they may choose. If, on the other hand, such mea as Wil.-on of Ma-sachusetts, and Chi*e of Ohio, are permitted to manage them.cninery of the Know Nothings of the Northern Sf.a'.es, the resu't muBt be a divis ou of the Order iuto several sectional factions, a confuted aud revo lntioDary scrub race, and the trans'er ot the election to the indescribable elements of d.s c?rd of the next Congreas. Tbe Seward organs are sorely perplexed at the evident tendencies of the New York Know Nothings to a sound and healthy nation alization. And well miy these anti- Slavery discrganizers be alarmed. The American party of this State comprehends ail ag gregate of over one hundred and eighty- tire thousand voters, ready to move together in a solid mass at the tap of the drum, aod th^ir numbers are still increasing. Thus, with very few additional votes, tbey will be able nex'. tall to carry New York against the entire strength, r..i;k and file, of a'l other parties ami factions combined. As it is impossible, how ever, that such a fusion of whit# au<^ demo crats, hards arid softs, Cabinet cpoilsmeu aud anti- Cabinet outsiders, treesoilers, abolitionists, liquor and temperanae men, caa be made upon any terms, it is i-afe to say that the Know No things, from an ac'ual ceusus of the?r memoerp, bold now the control of our nw* November elec ion in ttieir hauls, aal wW carry it by an overwhelm ng plurality. Such, toa. wfll proba bly be 'he cai-e in New Jersey and Pennsylva nia. But let us examine the importance of | holdii'g tbe State of New York, at lea*t to a deceive national platform satisfactory to the South and based uj on the fundamental law of ti e constitution mil the Union. T he whole number of the votes of the electo ral colleges is 230. Of" 'he*e tbe fifteen Sou h ern State- h<we 120, and the sixteen Northern States 176? Northern majority 56. Thus. upon, ail absolute sectional issue, the South is as the mercy of the North. But tbe vote of the sioirle State of Niw York is sufficient to tiru tno scale. A majority ol the electoral colleces re quir?d to elect the President is 149. Add tbe vote of New York 35. to <he vote of the fifteen Southern States, 120, and it gives us 155, or eight vo'es more than the required ma jority. This strikingly exhinits tbw mp>r aiCe of the Empire Sta'e in any Presidential contest of a ? cctional charucter. With New York staal ir g by the South, Stare rights, tie Union aud tbe cnns'iiution. the restot the Northern Sta'e*, in a polio body, including jtveu Pennsylvania, may go for the anti-slavery coalition, auu they will still be defeated Now. ?we venture to say, from the asc'jrtain-d strength of the Know No'binvs in VirgioU, in South Caroln a, and M ss'ssippi three States heretofore of ibe most inveterate Southern de mocratic *y pe? that they will only require New York to take a decid d position, in order t ? carry every Southern State ia tie Union N r can we perceive any other plan tor an election b> ibe people, considering the tree soil procli ?itWs of Massachusetts, Ohio. Iodiamaoi s tine other States, than the acquisition of h-i wli it* South upon a com 'no1' national Untou 'Ickt1'. Tl>e conservative Kn>w Nothing- of New V rk, th<T<f re. having ibis State already secured, und being certain of the e tire South up au? reasonable Union platt -rm, have at this m<? a.-t.t. the issue of the Pies donti-l election in th-i-r koipin?. Let them ?ct accordingly in this fortbcomii g National Council at Phil ideiphia, iu>d they miy dispells*- with MassaefU'W'ts Ohio, Indiana M obigao Wisconsin, Jw . and e\ en with their brethren of Peun-ylv*nia. should tbey prove refractory This are* nnts fr.r the oissa'i-f ction ??? t ?? Seward or^a' s concerning tbe |*t<> able K ow Nothing pit clutnaU.n ot Mr. J*m- s W tl.r e . It is too comervative and coio-titutional '?> suit lh< vie s and purposes > f ti?e Seward C'>-? M on. Tf'?ir ptourntnrne is t4> tvilnoe the No< tt<ern Know Nothings into ihe ?oti-Nlaver<? lloly Alliance, tr to split th'S powe fill int. uu triul ai d tii?xpt r cnced Am riea pT\> upci. the slavtry qmsiion Hence tho ri^cit ration ot Geretul Wilson, that no party oppo?ed to tbe antl navery agitators can live? hence the coi fen tic c at tke Astor House the other day 1>< tneen Messrs. Wilson. Snmn r.Corwin, Chase and SewftTd. It is indispensable to the success of the anti-slavery movement that th** Know NotMrgs l?e demrralized or sectionally divided tipon this vital question of ?laveTy. Let the Philadelphia National t "onell. then, decidc bc tae?n a seditions and docbtftii alliance with tie anti-slavery league, or the unanimous snp prtt of the South upon Union principles The New Y< rk delegation to this conncil will bol4 the balance of power Wc believe them to be sound, arid we therefore expect the best results in reference to a great triumphant Union party io 1850. The game is in their hands, and th?y can 1<JM it only through their own folly. Mun PragrMi hi tlx Kedloit fttiftiw. I Tbe public have latterly had preheated to thun ra her a novel feature in the journalism of tjie day, iu the sbipe of elaborate acientifls trea?ises on medioal subjects appearing in coa st cutive cb*pt?rs in tb? advertising and new* columns of the daily and weekly newspapers of this city. Them articles are from the pen of Dr Hunter No. 828 Broadway, the well kuown practitioner in pu mouary and bronchial dis eases, and are distinguished from the empyrical programme* usually put forth thr ?ugh the same medium by their thorough acquaintance with tie subjects treated ot, the simplicity and clear nets ot their language, and the demoastrative force of the arguments employed. With ih. e qualities to recommend them to our aneution, we caunot out welcome the ap pearance of >h<-se articles as heralding an im ? poitant and bem-ficial revolution in tbe tradi tious and practice of the medical profession. There- is no pursuit in which tbe spirit of old fogy Urn has, in spite of the enlightenment of the age, managed m >re completely to trammel and subdue tbe human intellect. With a view to unity, like the Remau Catholic Church, it maintains its hold upou tbe almost supersti tious awe and reverence ot ignorant and unrea soi ing minds by involving the little of truth that it possesses in technical phraseology, de rived from classical sources, and consequently incompreheusible to the multitude. But few men belonging to the craft? for fuch more correctly may be designated the I medical profession? have bad courage to eman cipate themselves from the code of couvea tional as well as collegiate regulations wiicli has been built up for its protection. Like the novitiate of the Egyptian prinstoood, its mysteries and its privileges could only become accessible by a preieribed trick, and a'ter a long, and often paiotul probation, fhere has been hitberto no short cut to professional suc cess and fame recognized within its c-tnons. Any man departing from th? beat n road laid d<wa tor his guidance has b.eeu invariaoly treated as an outers', and stigmatised as a quack The result has .heen, that whilst t'in uiedica' profession has been reduced to a clo<e monopoly, it rms extended but little its sphere of knowledge, t?nd has consequeotly conferred less benefits upon the hum.ui race than it might otherwise ba?e done. One of the barriers by which the profession baf> endeavored to itself around, ha* been the prohibition or discouragement oeld out to all attempts on the part of it* members to eater Into direct commuoicaMon with the public. A medical man may adrtr ss himself through the t> edium of a book. a? d under the cover ot technicalities to his own profession, but he murt not appeal to the common pen*e a->d natural intelligence ot the uninitiated mem hers of the community , lent the arcana of the bealiug art shoulo cease to be, like the Eleusy niao m> steries, an exclusive and profitable possession. The effi ct" of this jealous and nar row minded system on obilanthropij and high ppirited mm may readiiy be conceived. They Lave had to chafe in silent Indication under restraints, the direct bearing of which hw been to protect the privileges of the senior member* of the profession, and k-ep down and discour age as much as possible all evidences of rising talent. We are rejoiced to find that, one min, and that a practitioner, whose professional merits I and skill caonot for a moment be questioned, has had t e moral courage to bread through the trammels imposed upon h m by tae old routine of his art. Dr Hunter wisely, and in time, arrived at the conclusion that if pnob acquirements as he possessed were worth anything. the more ^ extensive the circulation he gave to the results of bis resean-hta nd xperlence tie greater the benefits he would not only confer upoD himself but upon the community. Be tween he limited publicity afforded bim by the usual profei-sionsl resource of book publication and that offered bj tne newspapers i' is not surprising that he ch >se the lat er I1, present ed the advantage* of rapidity, comprehensive ness and popularity, objects which to a man ambitions of fame in his p cession, were the rt adieet and sorest r l*m*nts of success To appreciate the results of Dr. Hunter's ex per me&t we mu-t rffer back to the history of his career. After gtaduawptr at one of the great Uidverihiel in Europe and taking de jtrees at dber Eiropean colletr s, th-s gentleman edabliBbed himself in New York in the )*ar 1851; but, according to the usual practice of med csl meo be cartlull) avoided uiakiig himself k<? wn to the public through ibe tne- mm of aJvertise ments. During the first two ye*rs of hi- resl del ce here, he spared t.o ? (Tori* toiutro'u ?? into public r*vor in- P1 coii .r method o? treat wg pulmonary a d throat di-?ea>c*. Fin;? nip but littii encourage men t, be -*ent t? Washington where he would al*o have irnt will) hut little success -'Ut for the accident of a friend wfio had heoonte acquainted with bis system, imiucinn h "1 ,rt I"1"11 h *n *u"" ra.e artici* in ex,> aiiatton of it in one >? the newspapers of tl a< city. The o' i his publication was immediately to b i>u 'h Doctor pJtieuts, and to enable bimtoexhtb' on a larger scale the su ces -ul result* ot tin mode of treatment. 1 he reputation winch in (quired in t>o? *ay procured him press! ?? in Titatbn- o return to NJw Yo'k, wuic't ?' tht iigb ai-ik'ng a nandsome income iu Wn n iiifitoo. be was at Ium. induced o rt'? On set tling down here agil'i. ' e commcnced 'he o?" liCvtioi in el"?P'crs in all the ?' ? ity ano *e?hly i'.uii ais of our oil v , <?'' ho i ' ? re* ing Mjientille ii ?t s ou throat uud ch?8t di n e?, wh'ch lo ba prewired some yea - l.etore, thereby giviiu at t.i.ce h k views a CUCtUalion a nougat up ?ai< pt ' 600,000 renders. The r> sul's, io apro l^fii i? a I i out uf *i w. btvo exceeded hU m<>^ Mintniio < xpteutions. Whilst in vVaa&ingtO't Ht r a sir tile (.ulilicttion ot his system, he su vj tr?- td in getting a practice of st?me el^ht or .?r; thonsnnd dollars a 5 ear, here, in less than two years, after extending bis onhero of pub licity in fl-.e manner indicated, he haa already nrquiti d rt ariy tu o thou sand patient* from all parts of ihe country, end a practice which may be ? Minuted at little short of $150.000 a year. His expenditure to the newspapers in the way of publicity alone amounts annually to between $30,000 and |4#.000. In ?'l this, as we have raid before, there is not the slightest ciemeut of quackery. We bav? bad personal experience of the happy re sults of the Doctor's mode of treatment, a ?d ct n vouch for its succese. Owing to the sev re drudgery incident to our pursuits, and tint tendency to bronchial diseases with which the i4toliaritj of onr climate afflicts such a 'ar^e portion of onr population, we have been Mflfering for several years past from athro*t infection, which ail the medical remedies that we had formerly applied failed to cure. We can truly sav that we have foond more relief and greater hope of ultimately getting rid of j tbe malady from Dr. Hooter's mode ot tre it- ' mciit than from that of a y other medical man to whom we had previously submitted oar c*se- j The lesson afforded by this brief sketch of Dr. Hunter's career is calculate* to be useful i to the medical profession. Here is a man who, chained down by the conventional prejudices and usages of bis medical brethren, might have toiltd on for half bis life without arriving at tbe results to which his acquirements entitled bim to aspire. It coBt him an effort of moral courage, and no doubt a sacrifice of some pro fessional pride, to ewaocipate himself from the thraldom of associations in which they bound bim. By having sufficient independence of character to shake loose these ties, and devote bis talents to tbe general good of the commu nity, he has, within an unprecedentedly short space of time, won the highest prizes within the reach of a medieal practitioner. Honor to Whom Honor is Doe ? Gborqe Law and the Ghapeshot. ? In the tumult of excitement consequent upon the capture aud return of Baker, much commendation has been bestowed upon the police of the city lor their vigilance and enterprise in tbe matter, and especially for their sagacity aud promptness in titling out and de-patching tbe Grapeshot on the expedition which has resulted so success fully. It is proper that the public should be advised ot the truth, and know whose judg ment gnidf d the preparation and whose liber ality provided for the expenses of the expedi tion Air Law was called upon by parties desirous of e fluting the arrest of fiuker, lor a steamship to go in pursuit. He had no steamer, and ad vised the parties that even if one could be pro curid it was not desirable to do so? that a fast sailing vessel was the proper craft to employ ? aud offered to place the Grape shot at the dis position of the authorities, for the purpose, without charge, if they chose to fit her out and tmploy her. Some days afterwards Mr. Law was invited by Judge Stuart to meet him at the Major's office, and there meeting him and the Major together, he at Judge Stuart's in stance renewed the offer. Alter hearing from Mr. Law an estimate of the expenses of the ex ptdition, at $1,500 or $2,000, the Mayor stated that his authority only extended to the expen d'tureo? $250, aud he declined to act uuon Judge Stuart'B tuggest on that the Common Council or Board of Supervisors would ratify any engage ment he should make for the expanses of the voy age, and it been.ed to the "authorities" inevitable that the project of pirsuit must be abandoned. At this point Mr Law said to them, that if tbey deemed ihe?pursuit desirable, and were anxioue to prosecute it. they n?-ed not be restrained by the expense? he would himself advance all tbe funds necessary to carry out the enterprise in th- most efficient manner, and would have tbe Grapes hot ready for sea by the evening of the next day. At tbis time a captain and ere* were yet to be engaged, ballast put in the ship, and two months provisions laid in. All tbis was accomplished ? a steamer was employed to tow ber out of the harbor, and every bill paid by Mr. Law. We have the authority of the Major for say iDg that the city has not paid one dollar in the matter. The re-uit of the ex pedition ii> known. It is a full illustration of tbe sagacity and energy that directed its de tails. The public wiil judge whether the spirit and liberality of a private citizen which enable the ministers of justice to reach into another heini-pbere ai d auotber zone and seize a fugi tive offender, are not worthy of some acknow ledgment. Tbe qualities displayed by the owner of the Grapeshot on this ojca-ion are precise! j those which should be lo ked for, h it which unfortunately are not always to be found, in the executive of this great country. Col Kiwnby? A Mistake in the Print. ? The little kitchen organ at Washington, which appears to b? tr e official paper of Col. Kinney & Co , in speaking of the reported matrimouial engagem tit or Col. Kinney to a belle of ihe Filth avenue, says :? Wr faory -.bat Col Kinney oust bar? b??n nettled beyond eipientHon at thin la*t but p<<rhapH not sillUit of. tie K<iney tip*< ition Hoot back* K> r there bappeai to be n T >m ? inciy who tome yeara ago tonic " tor bett-r ? r lor ?!>?? " ?' ti e name ?d<i fortureof Ool K'noey"? Mt? Heri?ert a ?i<lo*e<l daughter of Judge Weob late of Flori' a ? a lao y who previous to bar marriage to Col K *a >? tbe young, b'autt al and ao omphebe 1 belle" of (ialvettOB, Houston, Austin, ho. A gentleman attached to tbe original Kioney expedition, assures us tbat tois is so, and sug gests that we have heen misled by some indi vidual whose only object is to break up this promoted KiDney expedition to Nicaragua. Knowing i othing ourselve-t of Col. Kinney, ex cept that h? was a fine looking, brave, enter prising aud KaiU&t man, we were, of course, prepared to believe in tbe reported capture of a belle' of th- Fifth avenue b/ the d ishing T?xa<i. But the fact that tb. re is a Mrs. Kin nej in Texa*, who is a beautiful and a highly mcci in ..lulled lady, only strengthens our ? p<iii'0 that Kansas is the true Held tor thu frontier experience and activity of such a m?i lib Colonel Kinney. If any man can restore l>* ace between Gov. Reeder and the free soil squatters on tbe CDe hand, and the Governor's Wi-sntiri '? bolder ruffian^' on tbe oth"r, and turn it to a good account, Col. Kinney is tne U'?n. The Washington Monument- Another Ap i EiL ? 1 he Board ot Miinagers of the Washing ton National Monumeut Society have published h> Hcdress to the people of the United States, to-king tor foods to assist in the work now in progress on the banks of the Potomac. Seven jour* ot t me, ind two hundred aud thirty thousand dollars in money, have a'r.ady been ?,onsnmed in tbis work, and it is not yet one third completed. A further snm of one million ol doiUrs is requ red. Thus stands the matter a* If present lime. The society's affairs have been o- nducted In a very slow way her. tot >re. The mniian?rf have been quite as dilatory as tbe gtntlem-n having charge of the erection ot the Bunker Htll Monument. They required seventeen years to build a plain granite shaft, which was no great affair after ail. The people get disgusted with snch mism inagement, and it is not singular that tbey hesitate about putting their bands into tbeir pockets to sustain it. Give them a guarantee that tbe monument will be finished, and the money will soon be forth coming Yonng America bos now a voice in the councils of the Washington Sooiety--a new Board of Managers was elected for the current year, in February last, and tbe poople expect si nietblng from them. With an entirely ne v ft tot executive offiotrs, the Mciety should shojr some ti|Di of life. A Western Poet Highly Excited? -Tar* j Kaksab Question ? Virginia Tehttmont ? Prentice, tbe poet ot tb? Louisville Journal . evidently in a state of active hostility to the Maine Liquor law, pays : ? Tte N*w York Hkhai.d aocutes as directly of being an ?brllt oi.Ut, on the ? round of our dra inci'ioa of fie Hiemuri iDi^iicn ?' kmutt. Tbe editor of the Bkrald, i> not ttfc greatest aaur in tbe country, be* been for many yean tbe moat o'?oriou* one He hid b?*n nickel #o often for hi* lie*. tb?t, although be U ?ai4 to hare be ame I'cb, we really douet wbe-ber be h?? not received 11 ncrt kirk* than copper* " It every aUuderaua lie be be* uttered wer- a eotl of fire upon hie back, he would be b?r>e<* on er a* huge a mouuUin ot Are t> ever bi* father the oeril ?u. If tboee terrible fellows called by the Govern, or of Kaiifas thi; " Lorder radians " are more ferocious than thi? excited poet of Louisville, let all peaceable m*n keep to the windward. Hard nanef and c<>ar*e epithets, however, do not mend tbe case for onr Louisville ootempo rary. We have said that in taking sides with Reeder and his free soil laud speculators against the Southern squatters in Kansas, Pi entice is playing into tbe hands of the aooli tloDifta. He cantiot answer the charge. He flies into a passion, and betrays both the weak ness of his position and bis dirty instincts in his vulgar abure. For the edification of this Louisville poet, we commend -to bis attention the article, which we give elsewhere in these column*, from the Richmond (Va.) Exam-ner, a democratic paper anxioufly laboring for the election of Mr. Wise. Bnt tbe Examiner cannot stomach the defence set up for Governor Reeder by tbe Washington Union, which is substantially tbe defence of tbe Louisville Journal. On the contrary, the Examiner indignantly repudiates the Union as part of tbe Kansas abolition alliance of Gar rison, Greeley, Reeder, Forney & Co., which is all that we have charged against our excited cotemporary at, Louisville. The free soil con spiracy of Reeder & Co. is the party, and Kaa fas is tbe place for Prentice. He is oat of his latitude in Kentucky. Postponed Again.- The exodus of Colonel Kinney's afmy fur Nicaragua anl a market has been farther postponed, it is said, for one wefk. The peaceful immigrants are growing belligerent. They have been in town two or three weeks, at an expense of two or three dol lars a day, to say nothing of revolvers, India rubber boots, and other tropical luxuries, whieh are expensive. Most of these gentlemen are suficring under "financial pressure," and if they do not sail for San Juan pretty soon they may be subjected to the terrible alternative of Hi, romantic labor here. Let them try to civi lize New York. The Land Reformers Turned up Again. ? We bave received a circular setting forth the important fact that " the tenth National Indus trial Congress" will assemble at Cleveland, Ohio, in June. Females may sit in this Congress, wbich has had ten annual sessions without doing any great harm or good to anybody. Its main object is anything but industrial, as its leaders advocate th<? distribution of the public lands, free to all, without money and witdout labor. Such schemes always look ridiculous by the side of facts and figures. Congress has passed laws giving almost everybody a quarter Brc tion of land. What becomes of it? Do the " old soldiers," their widows or minor chil dren, locate or settle on it ? Nothing of the sort. It is sold for fifty cents an acre, and passes into the hands of the very speculators whom the circular before us so bitterly ana thematises. What is got wi'hont labor is little thought of, and if the views of the vote-your self-a farm party (if there is Buch a party now) were to be carried out, it would be anice thing for John Thompson and other Wall-street speculators in land- warrants, but of no special advantage to any body else. Indeed, we are not so sure that the whole affair is not gotten up by the land speculators at the West. Operatic Affairs. The "Troratore" of Verdi will be given to night, for tbe last time, at the Academy of Music. We are assured from competent authority that Signora BtelWene h&ij entirely recovered her health, her illness being oui tem porary, and caused by an imprudent walk under tb? hot tun of Wednesday last. Tbe example of ^ignor Br'guoli, who carefully excluded ihe sun from his apartments, and remained in them all of the day above mentioned, is go?d, which all artists might Imitate to th?ir own profit aid for the Benefit of the managers. The rosal organs are very easily d? ranged by any change la the atmos phere. and artiste cannot be too eareful. We hare been (isappointed twice with the "Troratore" through the iU neisof the prima donna. It Is to be hoped that the Bo?ton:ane wiU fare better. We have received the following communication from Mr. Hackett, in reply to a rumor noticed in our paper of jestcrfsy TO TBE EDITOR OF THE HERALD. 1-e erring to tne following sentence in your issue of tb'? morning, uncer the head of "Opera Mevaments," rft.: Or Monday last one of ihe Frjs made advanoe* to lams of the arm' cri of tbe rew company, on the part of Mr backet), but they referred him to Mr. Ulluian. - 1 would remark that no person has been authorized by me 10 make any ?ueh "advances," and furthermore, would observe ttat, for several weeks past, I hare not even teen either "one of tbe Frys." except, whan Mr E. P Fry entered this theatre among the French vaude v He audience la*t Saturday evt-nin/, and exchanged with n>e merely a passing recognition. Yours, respect fully, JAS H. HAOKtrr. Tbe negotiation* between Mr. Jacobsohn and the di rectors of the Academy remain in statu quo, in conse quence of tbe illness of Mr Pbalen, one of the Directing Cm mit'f e. Whether tbe Academy will take the artists of tie Lugrsnge tioupe on their own account, or whether k r Jaiobfohn will be enabled to mala arrange? puts to take tbe Academy on his, during the absence of its own troupe in Eoiton, seems now to ha tbe only poln*. to be. tettled. ' ? Mm lite Affairs. Trial Trip of tiik fc>TiuMenir Araoo.? The Arsgo, a new steamer for tbe Bavre Una, made a preliminary trial trip on Wednesday and Thursday, and returned Thurs day noon. 8 he is a beautifully modelled and staunchly built vesael of 2,200 tons, government measiuMsaobt. ('- 210 carpenter's,) and was built by Messrs. Westervelt & Hons, under tbe superintendence of Capt. W. ?klddy, ber Ceng set. Tbe engines of the Arago, whieh are from tbe Novelty Works, (dtillman, Allen & Ci.) are two "oscillators," ot 65 inches diameter, and 10 feet stroke Ibe performance of ths engines and boilers on the trip ws* very satlsfasioiy, and gave promise of a good de ?re* of epeed ?nd great permanence in the machinery. t1>e int> r?et rg f* ature of 1be trial was the introduction of tie "drag link" to coup'e tbe two engines, in the plaee of the centre abaft wblth has so often failed in double eng nee. anl occasioned expensive repairs rhe drag ink cCDBectlon hac brtn long used with entire stm??s on o'ber forms of engine, and io conoestion with the oeeilla'fsg engines leeros to complete tbe great simpllci. ty and diisctness of setlon of that form of engine. The Arsgo is :.00 faet long, 4C X f*?' beam, 31^ feet depth of hold, and has accommodations for v50 passengers Her c mn anifir is Capt. I). Lines, late of thesteamsblp Huns be int. Bbe is advertised to sail for Havre on tbe 2d if J ise, where she will doubtless excite great attention Mortmer Uvin*ston, Esq., is the sgent of the line. Tbb Slav* Brio Horatio ? This vessel, which was ound adrift and rnken Into Key We?t, with every ap pearance of having been used as a slaver, has been con dfvned. Our Key West correspondent says she had Isn^ee* a csrgo of 460 s)*ves on ths coast of Cuba, 240 of whom, however, were taken by the British cruisers when tbe trg was sbandtned and cut adrift. We have a ready published the fact of one of the c ?> ? of the Ho ratio having been lately arrested at Baltimore, at the Ies'sbc* of Capt J. Maguire, the late aommander of the brig, npon the charge of seising tbe vessel and unlaw fully uaing her as a slaver, la defiance of his aa'-hority. Tu Btrammiip Granada sailed yesterday afternoon, for Baraaa and New Orleans. THB LATS8T JN IS W S ?, 8V MAGNETIC AND PHINlvNP TFlHiWkPW. MoiL-Airl*?l of the Baltic. Sandy Hook, May 1?? 1 A. M. The stesm'hip Baltic, row la ber thirteenth da/ from LW'rp'.ol, has not jet been signalised olf this point. The weather m cle*r a?d fire. Raw ? Items from Wuhln^tfl*. Washington, May 17, 1860>. S ark B. Taylor, of thii city, has bean appointed Me i. ?enger of tb? Court of Claims. Judge* Gilchrist and Scarborough have left, bat will return on the 12th of July, when the Court will tic two week* to receive application* for docketing, anl then acjourn to October. J mitre Blaehford renuina tbo Supreme Court room at the Capitol will be t-.iuporarily MM. Ibe total application* for land warrant* are 85,200. Isaac P. heed, fl~>ur merchant cf Georgetown, was drowned )a?t n gbt while returning from an excursion. Fiom lloaton. INJUNCTION AOAUff AN I >81' a A N UK COMPANY? -TUB PiPSONaL LI91KTT BILL? TSE UtCS OaSI. Boston, May IT, 1856. In the Supreme Court, thin morning, a hearing was had (or an- Injuns ion asked for by th* Insurance Commissioners against the Psfpla'i Mutual Insurance Company of Boston. It in alleged that the officers of the coxrpanj are brother*, whose interest in the conoern is & policy of inmrance for $200 worth of clothing ; that thry, to pay off the liabilities of the company, have made an asie?*mrnt of $240,000, on which they have received *6 0t 0, nearly all of which they have them - selves recti red in the form of salaries ; th*t demands against the company oeiinot be collected ; that there have been false entries on the books, &c. The court de cided to hear evidence on these charges on Monday next, when if true, an 'njunc icn would be granted. The bill known as th? Personal Liberty bilt, containing certain stringent regulations in regard to ttie Fugitive Slave law. was taken up in the House to-day, and an amendment adopted forbidding any State officers frotrv boil ing the offlre ot l/'nited^tates Commisslouer. A mo tion to itrike out of the bill the beotton which incapaci tates any attorney wno acts for a siave claimant from prsctiaug in the State coarts, was rejected by a lar<e majority. Tbe bill was then passed Yea*, ?29; nay j, 43. It was before pasted in the Senate, only three votnr in the negative. Ihe case of Joseph His*, arrested yesterday for debt, was btought before the Supreme Court thin forenoon, and, on motion of the p'aintlfl's counsel, the writ of habeas corpus was dismissed. This proceeding is said to bive originated on the ground that Judge Shaw would require a *?orn affidavit that the whole ca?e was genu ine. and not trumped un for purpose* otherwise tban the> collection cf a debt. This is probably the last pus! c appesrance of Jotepli Hiss. Know Nothing Congressional Nomination. Louibvillh, May 17. 1866. , The Know Nothing Convention, now in se?nion here, L has Dominated IJkmphrey Marshall late C'nited Stats* I Commissioner to China, an their candidate lor Rqpreten- I tative to Congress f/om this district. Eplicop4l Convention. Philadelphia, Miy 17, 1865. In the Episcopal Convention to day a committee wit appointed to inquire into the expediency of dividing the dioceaa, and the appoiutment of an Assls'-aot Bishop, a* recommended in the pastoral charge of Bishop Potter. Railroad Thieves Aireittd. ?SPRINGFIELD, May 17, 1856. Eight employ oh on the Western road, in thia city?| were arretted to day for stealing from the freight Cira. Tbe officers are In search of others. Great Fire at Evannrtlle, (a, Louisville, May 10, 185S. A large fire occurred at F.vansviile, Indiana, this mora-l log. destroying sixteen valuable buildings The total I lots in estimated at about >1C0,000, the greater part of | which is covered by insurance. Market*. PHILADELPHIA. BTOCK BOARD. Philadelphia, May 17, 1865. Stocks are dull and money easy. Reading. 43%; Mor-| ris canal, ; Long Island, Xb% ; Pennsylvania Rail? f road, 48%; Pernejlvnt'a State fives, 86%. BALTIMORE CATTLE M tREKI". Baltimore, May 17, 1855. One hundred beef cattle offered to day. M-rketaullJ hut no chssge_ln price*; forty head lei't over; the ba- 1 lance t>old at puces nmging from <10 GO to *13 t>0 net. I Bogs have advanced from -5 to 60 csnte, with sales at I 97 a $7 76 par hundred. New Orleans, May 10, 1866. Cotton unchanged and firm; sales 3,000 bites. Sugar I I y,c. a 6%?. Molasses 20%c. yellow corn is held atl $1 03 a CI 06. City Politics. MIET1NG OF TBS COUKOIL OF 8AOHEM9 ? THH JU? NIOB SOFT SHELLS TRIUMPHANT. The Sachems, being unable to eiTect an election of of ficers at their meeting 1 *at Saturday evening, met again last night, in Tamnuny Hall, to renew th? contest. There waa considerable teeilog manifested between the contending parties, the struggle being between tbe old fogies ano the jotnger branch of the soft shell family, who are desirous ot fillirg their place* After ballotting ileven UmtH vainly to ^l^. t a ' Father of tie Couacil," the twelfth was h?d with the following result:? William D Kennedy 7 l aiiiei t. I elavan 4 Anson Berrick 1 Blank 1 Total 18 Kennedy having a mt jorily over all, was declared elect* d An election was then gone into for Scribe, with the following result:? * James u. Het< erington - 11 Blank 2 Total 18 Ilt'herington declared elected. For Grand fra?liem: ? I ore pro to. fcbepparo 9 Daniel K. Belavan 2T Ulaiik 21 Total 13 Steppard declared elected. Ibis is conhidered a triumph for the yonng democracy. The Council then adjourned Mayor's Office. MAD D0G8? HYDROPHOBIA. Of late complainta against rabid dogs have been quit* I numerous, comprising nearly the whole business at the | Major's office. An nnusual degree of fear seems to pre vai1 this summer respect ng the canine rice, which is I owing in a great measure to tbe number of cases of I death recently by byrropbobia, brought on by bites from. I mad dogs. On Wednesday, two or three eaiesef this [ (<eacript:rn wer? reported, and yesterday two fresh com - 1 plaints were made in addition to the following letter ad diesa?d to the Mayoi : ? New York, May 16, 18&5. To His Hohor?F?:kka.m>o Wood, Mayor oe New York ? Sir? la view ot ti e warm weather now approaching, I fuel called tin to call yonr Motor's attention to a very danger.) is nni-anoe, and oie wMctt, 1 believe, has very nearly proved, lata! to m>relf? 1 mean the great number of dugs who are daily to be aeen in ti e lower parts ot tbe city, partioalarljr Wall eireet, whirs they ar? exposed lor aale. with the teams of a warm run pl?> ing on tb?m f< r a whole day. Iti retnrning from attending to tome bnsioo.a, a few days ago in tbe lower part of the city, and panning np Water eireet, at the oorntr of Old flip, a dag in the haadaoftom* colored men Jumped on ine, tearing the ollar of my ooat, bnt 'ortnnatrly drawing no blood. 1 at once sought for a. policeman, bnt before I could procure ono both dog and mtn had vanished. Ever since, the sight of a dug makes mo *hndd*r at the thought of the probable dreadful death I so narrowly tieaped. 1 .cmaia, very respectfully, P. O. ROGERS. Trial of di Ly on's Rotas y are Niw York, May 16, l$fe M the invitation of MestTa. Livingston A Crocheroa, % pointer ef gentlemen supped on board of iheir steamer satellite, thin morning, at the foot of Maiden lane, to wit ness tiie operation of I onde k Lyon's new dredger, invented I) Mr Ftnde, of vhich they aie agents. A drltgbtful and vt tf raidd trip soon bronght them t? Gimaatis Cove, w cere the Iredgers' boat lay, and where the exhibition lock place to the entire satiaiaation o' all present. Alter a thorough examination and discussion of itn merits, and the principles involves is oonstruution a meet t"t ? an ortaiiiied l y th>- appointment ot Major il. B Sears ae ( liairmsn, and William H. Starbuck, !*ecrut.?iry. tm motion of I*. J A very, Esq., a vote of th inks iraa ten dered to Meears. Livir t.ton A Croctieron, agents, and Mr. Toi de, patentee, fcr their courtesy tn th js dumoastratinx tbe te,onrees or ? h? Ir machinery for dredging pnrpusot. W I erenpi n. Hei r? Well ? Eeq.. tendered the following reao Uti' n, which was nn*nimonely adopted and tuned 1 he nnderaigned tein; invited b> Messrs Livingston ft Cuehfrcn to eitness praie experiments with the steam ' rec si' lost, in\em<> d by Meters Fonde A Lions, state that tie operation of the machine, although working under dls erivai ttgea. i? of a most satirfactory character. The whesl I esr> si* kneketa ? f twelve eubic feet contents, raoh making one rr- nlnllnu per minnts; the oowar appeara ample te loros t'e wbe.l in an? kVnd of dipging. the p?wer la dlrec'^d t? tie p<-iipl ery of the wheel, thereby being wont rfflcaclont. The arrangement of the marhinery is snch that a reverse novementcan be Immedla'ely obtained, if oks'.ruotlonn are no t with The m>ei |re ?et In an Inclpien* state as re i ardn nltimate advautaies, is no doubt snacnptlble of great iu provement ?y whleb Its power may be greatly augment < d. It is the opinion ot the subscribers that a machine ot" y reat practical value Is obtained, and that in inaay looall 'luit porseiaes advantage* greatly superior to hn?e of anr otbir machine of Its kitut, and they heartily rooommend its idopMon to parties engaged in dre tglng_opeTat Ions. Major llerry B. ."earn, Chairman Nautilns Snbmarme Ctvtpsny; William B. Stsrhuek, Secretary; Fie?td*nt Mew C>r<n atla Canal Co.; O. W Tvten Chief Bn llreer' Fanama Hailroad; l)anl?t Rlobards, f r> Jentor of the A 1 1 !? d tic Dook; Win. 8'arboch, Vloe President Globe MnUal Ir-nrmee Co.; P?rry J. Avery. Vlee President New Grana da t o.; Frederiek Avery, Civil Engineer; /a?. A. Reona, H. W lion' bne. W 01ee?wn. Joserdi O Trest, H. . Welles, C. Kelsey, R. Lee Jones. M D., P. 8. Ilowerd, of Lyonsd?l?. dale. Tlie Knox Taste ?Pew persons In the city sre nnscnnaia'ed with the naie of KNOX, Mi ? hatter par exoellei ee. as the public believe His ?tor**, M i# Fniton ? trie, and MS Bioadway, are models of taste, for in everw branch of hit trade Mr. k no* displays hit superiority in thfa re'pect Hit bstt 'tre well made, and the ttyle unexcep tionable. Btsbe A Co.'s Assortment cf Rummer HaU for ?entlemen la now complete, eomprlsliig a variety of the ' trust i esteebl* styles and fabrics: their Rocky Mountain silvery besver bat (bin season in extreemly li?Ut and elegant; they have also Jast received iron rerit, a lar? assortment of flae and light freneh heaver fell bats, of the ehetoes, ? styles and eoleri. M6 Broadway. J

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