Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 22, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 22, 1855 Page 1
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THE NEW WHOLE NO. 6848, MORNING yo?I? herald. ,,, . - . ? ~ PRICE TWO CENTS. EDITION-TUESDAY, MAT 22, iv ? IMPORTANT FROM SOUTH AMERICA. ' Wsur between Venezuela and Vm Granada. MI881GE OF TBI r*WID?CT OF VJNIZUkLi TO CON BBESS - WAJt BBSOLmONB Of OOKOitKBS ? ADDBIS3 OP TITK PRIBIDKNT TO Till RATION. By the arrival at this port of tie schooner BrontU, Capt. Br svoor, we have news from Puerto Cabello to tbe lit of May, and from Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, to the 261 b of April. The political affair* of that republic were a* usual . much troubled; bat this time it was external war, not civil commotion, which agitated the public mind. Capt. Brevoor reports that a few day* before leaving Pjrto Cabello, the Venezuelan government hid sent 30U troop* to Uaracaibo, and that the laboring classes were being impresFed into strvtce, for tbe purpose of making war upon the neighboring republic of New Granada Tbe Presidtnt, Jose T. Menaces, had sent a message to Congress de-alllrg the circumstances of the existing br*?iii?-?- end Congress ba'l authorized him to carry on the wsr by the moat vigorous m?ans, if more amicable measures failed. We translate the President 'a message to Congrets, tie recolutlora of that body, and tbe Presi <3ent'?-ad<':ree* to tbe people, all of whieh we Qad pub lished in the IHariu dc Avisot of Caracas, of ths 2iat of April last. TM PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. Cittzen Senators and Rkpreskntativib: ? In the midst of the multiplied attentions which our internal condition oilers to the national authorities, and to which I have referred at lecgth in my former messages, a new matter of grave character has come to occupy, by preference, tbe executive power, charged with watching over the in tegrity of the territory, the conservation of the sacred rights of tbe nation, and its dignity and glory, which It must not permit to be affected in any case. The information which I have received by the last mail from New Granada, ootids us that in that neigh boring end sister republic, which has always merited marks of oar consideration and deference, onx senti ments are not corresponded to, and that our fr'ondly and loyal conduct of which we have just given a proof In sendiDg to its government a minister plenipotentiary with tbe chief object of felicitating it on tbe re estab lishment of our and the triumph of constitutional priu ciples, which bad suffered in the last revolution, for an the most surprising contrast with the conduct of the Congrats of that country, which was engage! at the same time in tbe adoption of the most scandalous mea sures to eater, of its own authority, into possession of a great part of the territory of Venezuela, in which we have exercised and do exercise tranquil dominion, or which dominion, disputed by that republic, has been the object of diplomatic negotiations which are still pinding. With this object in ' view, both houses had given their approbation to a project of law granting 10,000 bectareds or land for the opening of a road between Riohaoha and Maracaibo, necessarily disporing of the disputed land in that psrt. In tbe House of Repreieetitives another project of law hss been discussed, in which has been declared free, from tbe let of September of the present year, the com merce cf exportation and importation in the territory compri/ed in the great basins of the Amazon, of the Orinoco, Kio Negro and Casi ivnare, fixing arbitrary limits, by which Venezuela is despoiled of more than four thousand square leagues, in whioh she at pre? en t exercis es jurisdiction, and of a much more extensive territory, to which she has a right, by the American principal of uti po*ri<Utis (" as you enjoy") established as a bare in the negotiation still unterminated upon <ihe boundaries, which coi respond to the Colom bian States, in the same region, respecting which the representatives of the said Colombian titates lave stated in the memorial which they drew up at Lima, that the confusion ot said boundaries was demonstrated, as also the necessity of puttiag an end to that confusion by a definite demtrca tion and com mon recognition of their respective territorial rights, proposing to this end a ntr negotiation upon more am ple oases than those whioh had been given to the nego tiation! which were separately prosecuted between these same governments towbom was dlrectel the said memo rial waish they bad collectively signed. The rupture of those negotiations by the fast of one of the contrasting parties arrogating to Itself the right of disposing of the master in spite of all reclamations, setting at defiance all the principles and practices established in interna tional relatione, and violating the respest whioh govern ments owe eech other, is not presented merelv as an abuse or lrgislative power, but as an Injury and intoler able outrage ; even setting aside, for tbe present, the con siderations and connections between peoples associated by all their antecedents and which Venezuela has made it a duty oh herself to obeerve as a family law since her ?operation from Colombia But these acts, gTave as they are, do not manifest so mush the aggressive character of the meaauies which tbe Granadian Congress Is discussing with respect to us. There is snotber more remarkable fact which, on account Of the profound sorrow which it has eaueed me, I do not Tenture to qualify. Tbe .House of Representatives of New Grsaada was considering a project of constitution, establishing a confederation which Its authors oailed the Colombian Confederation. It appears that they selected this name? unittd hitherto to so many records of glory and of nobis abnegation? for the purpose of extending in a mani>er less frank, although more onensive, tht limits ef Kew Granada, at the expense or the other sec tions, which entered into Uie composition of old Colom bia; appropriating to Itself the sympathies inspired In al' those wb'j understood the thought of Bolivar, by that beau tlf til republic whieh ho endowed by his exploits, and whieh was strengthened by the blood of the Yene cuelans. It appears incredible, but it is so. certain that there is no doubt of it, that in the new or Snisatlon of the neighboring republic, they reckon upon e annexation of towns belonging to Venezuela and to Ecuador, besides reckoning upon our territories on which they have seized, by thwe projects of law to which I have refeiitd. In suppoiing the future incorporation of any section of the Spanish American republics which are borlaring it, there Is established in said project of constitution the necessity that they have a political existence, and the power of uniting themselves to New Granada by means of a treaty which tbst executive power might celebrate, and which might be approved by the Senate of the con federation. Dots, then, the power of the Grauaiian Congress extend to people independent, and organized under the form of government which tney have freely accepted and which they sustain? And why doea it as ?ums the excrcist of powers which it has not received from them, in providing for events which necessarily suppose the destruction of their owo*government, the shameful abandonment of nationality, and the crime of civil wai? The ice a of annexing some of oar provinces appsnrs mere than a legislative thought proper for a constituent hod) ; it appears a revolutionary plot, a seditious exci tation, a determined desire to offend the se?f esteem of oar own people and the dignity of the nation. A design bo meditated, as m?y well be supposed, sinse it for mi part of a project of reorganization of government, could not have been conceived unless that it belonged to a plan of grit alto ua hostilities, for which the government of Venezuela has never given cause, neither has the Con gress of Mew Grana'a recollected an act or Venezuela which ought to serve as a rale on this point of annex ation, but which the friendship and good faith of neigh boring governments and far Own self respect prevents her mentioning first ta that government which thereby increased its power. In the lamentable epoch of the.disor ganization of Colombia. Venezuela did not consider herself authorized to accept the annexation which the proviso* of Casanare had voluntarily and. with repeated instances proposed, although all the sections of Colombia appeared free to ctcoi? their nationality ; and aha made it a duty, inasmuch as she honored the voirs and the sympathies of Cesantrs, to interest bereelf in its reconciliation with the government to which it naturally belonged, thus de siring that the separation of the Colombian family should not have sny germ of discord, hut rather that it should be marked with s demonstration of the most com plete end affectionate fraternity. The Giaradian Congress has not followed our example. Far from that, it pretends to set a contrary example. We shall see the results. I do not believe, gentlemen, that there is any part of the Venezuelan people that desires to cease to be Venesuelan; still less do I believe that there is any one who calls himself a son of Bolivar who wishes to destroy the country of the Liberator. After such offences to oux name, to oar chancier, and to our sentiments, I fear, in the bitterness of my heart, that even the name of Colombia, which we might invoke as a hope in our conflicts, and always as an emblem of glorv, may become thus defiled, and perhaps useless to the chil dren of Bolivar, who have bo; doubted that there would arrive mere fortunate times for the re- establishment of the union which. Venezuela has always accepted as a principle, and the application of which it hae left enroll ed in its constitution, that it may serve in future trans, actions with other States, as the only medium of intelli gence between people who love and respect each other. Mav Cad save Colombia t The executive power has taken the measures wh'ch it has deemed oonvenlent to war? off every consequence of thoeeacts; and it has believed that it should make to yon the preeeat communication, 10 that y?u may not ail to hare official notification of such grave occurrences. Depend upon it, gentlemen Senators an 1 Reprsssnla ilvee, that the executive power will correspond in tain emergency with the dutieo Which it hae contracted, to sustain the indepeadease and the integrity of the re J(HE f. MO.VAQA9. Gakacas, April 17, 1155. For His Excellency the President of the Republic. Fbaxcisco Aiumja, ieeretary of state for the Interior, Justlos end Foreign Affairs. Jacinto Gitihub, Secretary of State for the Treasury. Rat Ail Uai)A\KTA, Temporary Secretary of War aad Navy. WAX RMOLUTIONS 07 COVKKMe. By the Senate aad the House or Representatives, in Congress assembled In view of the message ot the executive power, dated yesterfsy, oomrannicatlng the facts which have occur red ia the Congress of New Granada, with the object of occupyirf a great part of the territory of Venezuela, and of stimulating the provinces subject to the rule of oar constitution to moorpcrate themselves la the con federation which said Csagrese projects, and wlileh its authors ec title the Colombltn Confederation, although It ran only be composed of the Granadlaaprovfeces rep resented in the legislative body of that State; and con aideiinar. 1st. That such sets are highly offensive to the sove reignty, independence and acnor of the Venezuelan people, 2. That tl.ey pre-suppose <-e rooture of the diplomt tio negotiations directed to the fixing of boundaries be 'tween tie two republics, the r? public of New Granada Arrogating to itself the power cf establishing them ia con! err ft ct the right.-*, Uttel M?i {ec'.?m*t?OCi of Vsne ?a?la f. That tbe proposition manifested and disctiseeJ ia the New Gransdian Bonse tff Representatives, to incor f orate ia its projected confederation the sections of enezuela which man if Ml the desire of becoming an nexed, i? a thought hoitite t* the integrity of the repub lic of Venezuela; and that it tenda to deitUojr tbe form cf government which Venezuela haa established and sus tains far ita own convenience and by a right of it* aoverelgntv; 4. That in these circumstances Venezuela ought, for jts own rignity, for the juat defence of ita rights, for the inviolability of ita conttitution, and for the immunity of ita territory, to plaoe itself in a condition to repulae with success every aggiesaion, maintaining unsullied the national honor In the event of the inefllcacy of the strong friendly reclamations which the executive power should direct to that of Kew Granada, on account of those acta which that government should not have per mitted, and the toietance of whtth, on ita part, ia op pi Fed to the duties which tbe friendship anl reciprocal rerpect of tbe two republics impose upon it? Therefore, resolved, Art 1. The executive power shall proceed, without lota of time, to dictate all the measures which it muy deem neccssary and conducive to secure tbe government or tie republic in all the territories which belong to it of right, conformable to the American principle of the Mil hutidt'it of 1810. Art 2. In the civil, military and eccle?iestical organi zation of raid territories, the executive power is fully authorised to adapt it to tbe necessities and convenience f t each, making them free to the commerce of the world, opening the porta, granting privileges conformably to the law of the 13th of May last, and making such pro visions as may tend to promote ita population, civiliza tion and prosperity. Att. 3. In tne difficulties which tbe execution of such measures may present with respect to the neighboring States, tbe executive power, whoae duty it is to direct diplomatic negotiations, may establish conventional line! of boundaries in any doubtful point, being respon sible for any due compensation*. Art. 4. If notwithstanding the fraternal dispositions of Venezuela, and to the scandal of the American sen timent, it should occur that measures are emplojed by any neighboring State in violation of the rights of Vene zuela, or in outrage to Its dignity, tie executive power shall, in just reprisal, adopt like and more energetic measures to repel the Injustice; and if that be not suffi cient shall declare war in tbe name of the republic, and shall cirry it on with vigor without the necessity of a new authorization from Congress, until the rights and the honor of the nation are vindicated. Art. 5. In case of force becoming necessary, the ex ecutive power shall be authorized to rai>? an army of 50,000 men, and shall call Into service all the national militia if it shall deem fit. Ait. 6. The executive power is authorized to negotiate, by way of a loan, to the amonnt of $1,000,000, for the purpose of meeting the expenses of the war and in ex ercise of the newer given by the 118?h art. of the con atitution. Art. 7. Congress consents that, in the case provided fcr by the filth article, the President of the republic msy command in ptrnon the land and sea forces Art. 8. This resolution ia to be immediately communi cated to the executive power, to the end that he m?y order ita publication witn the greatest possible solemnity on to-morrow, tt o anniversary of the great revolution which gave to the Venezuelan people ita independence and sovereignty. Glyen in Caraccas, April IS, 1855, 26th year of the law and 45th of independence. J. LEANDKO RODRIGUEZ, President Senate. J. L. AR1SMEND1, President Hotihe of Rep's. J. A. I'kbiz, Sec'y of the Senate. J. Padilla, Sec'y of the House cf Rep's. TBE PBBBIDSHT'S ADDRXS8 TO THE NiTION. VtKKZutLAXS ? On this day, on which we celebrate the greatest of the edlcmn days of tbe country, I salute you. How nrary glories, how many trfamohs, how many recollections unite to-day to excite our patrotlsm! Without pride, but full of real satisfaction, we may congratulate ourselves on contemplating (he virtue! and the exploits which were united to form the first page of our history, in whish had to be registered the moat wonderful acts, the birth of free nations, and tbe transformation of people sequestered from the woild by despotism, and whom liberty called to civilization. Let ua net to-day rccellect those sacrifices, save to recognise the price of our righti. Let us not recollect our errors, save to take in the noble example of the heroic mar tyrs of patriotiem whose names illustrate all our towns and almost all our families ? tbe resolution to preserve by our own effort* the work of their virtues, indepen dence, liberty, tbe republic. Venezuelans? I have heard of your vows ? I have understood your intention*. I have unreservedly con secrated myself to your service In my turn, I have the right of tellirg you that which I require to satisfy you. 1 avail myself of the disposition of tbe public mind, on this happy day of reciprocal pleasures, of profound and common joy, of elevated thought and desires, to ask from you, as an element of government, your union; aa a prcof of gratitude to thn founders of the country, your fiim adhesion to the independence, the name an.l the g!ory of Venezuela: and, as a pledge of prosperity and progress, the sacrifice of the passion* whish have divided us, on tie altars of republican virtues. Venezuelan#, united and virtuous, Venezuela will be that which the illustrious patriots of the 19th of April desired that she should be. IV. th all the elements of prosperity which abe possesses, with free institutions, it depends upon ourielvea alone that we become one of the happiest and wealthiest peoples of America, Venezuelans? We are now in one of those circum stances to which patriotism cannot be Indifferent; it concerns tbe honor and glory of the republic. Our do mi stic dimensions, which have divided and almost dis organized ua internally, haro given riec externally to pretensions opprobrious for the country whose birth we celebrate. Let ua swear, united, to defend her; and to avenge her it she should bo attacked. Let us swear it by the sacred mi nea of her founders ! ' ^ eneznelans ? Let the difficulties which have come to prove our character, serve to giTe us more valor in our undertakings. Lat us prove that we are worthy the heritage of Bolivar, by defending tbe independence which that hero, when dying, claimed as bis most precious glory. Let us not fail to preserve unblemished the same of Venezuela. United, also we shall be strong? we shall be invincible .' Caraquenos (citizens cf Caracas)? You deserve a spe cial salute on this day. The glory of the 10th of April, which has shone over the whole world of Columbus, sparkled from its beginning upon Caracaa with the live liest light. I salute you with all ths effusion of my pat riotic sentiments frcm the same place in which the American independence was announced, and by the aid a of the glorious monument in which repose the ashes of the hero, whom Providence chosc from among us to rea lize it, in the vatt continent wluch he freed by his glories. Caraquenos, all Venezuelans, unite yourselves cordi ally to your government, so that the tri color fiag which you unfurled on the 19th of April, which his pafescd in triumph through South America, and in whose shadow the beautiful republic of Columbia grew up, may not fail to protect alwaj s the Venezuelan territory. Rather death than consent that its celors," emblematic of so many triumphs, shall cease to decorate the aacred roil Of the country I JOSfc, r 1IOXA8A8. Caracas, April 10, 1855. Another Foray on the Cyprians. In accord* iie? with ths orders of Mayor Wood, the po lice captains la the asvertl districts la it night made ano ther descent upon the street walkers. The station houses were soon thronged with these poor creatures, and their st>U more miserable male associates, who make a living off these poor children of shame. The Sixth ward polioe arrested a number of (iris who make the Park their re sort to pursue their calling. These are generally of the most abandoned character, as was abundant?/ evidenced when taken to the itatioa house. Tfiejr shonted, sang, and made all manner of uncouth noises. They were brought in between the hours of 8 acd 10 o'clook, and accommodated with cells for the night. There were twenty-seven in all, the majority of whom were found In tfcs Park In the Filth ward, there were twsaty arrested. One of the women, incensed at being arrested, swallowed the contents of a phial of laudanum. A doctor was sent for, and the use of a stomach pump made si' right. In the Eigbth ward, there were no arrests made, a? the wcacen got wind of the intended fcray, and wisely kept out of the streets. Those few who did make their appearance, walked along cjuistly, and acted very differently from tbs way they usually conduct themstlves. By ten o'clock, so quick bad ths news spread, the streets were as nouslesa and fjaiet as they usually are about three o'clock in the nriHtning. The appearance of the great thoroughfare was very diffe rent irom the way It naaally appears. Ia the Four teenth ward thexe wero five girls arrested, mostly those of aa abandoned character, who were making a disturb ance ia the street. There could not have beea less than a hundred girls taksn up to ths station houses in the lower wards. As the attention of ths authorities is now fixed oa this matter, it would be well for tliem to take some notiee of the men who make it a business to follow young girls in the streets, and insult them with infa mous proposals. A yonng and very pretty country girl earns to tbe of fice of tbe Chief of l'olice last night, and informed Ser geant Owscs that she had jutt arrived from Albaar, and was crossing ths Park, on her way to a boarding house, when she was accosteu by a well-dressed scamp. who of fered to accompany ner home. She declined accepting his company, but ne conttaued to follow her, until she was compelled to take refuge in tbs Chief's oftioe- Officer Mathews was sent in pursuit of ths fsllow, and suc ceeded ia arresting him ; but as ths girl refused to make a charge, he waa allowed to go. This is but one of many cases that nightly ocour. Poor working girls , on their way home, after dark, dare not cross the Park, for l'ear of being grossly insulted. To day, the girls arrested last night will be taksn to the several police courts, sad dealt with a< ths law directs. The Pcverelly Arson Cnec? Accused admitted to Ball. Strung COn?T?? OKNKRAI, IKK*. Before Hon. Judges Mitchell, Cowlee and Clerks. M.?t 21 ? In He mailer rf Perrrelly, c<mvirt?l of Art m. ? Votion wa- made in this ease to ball the aoensed, ptnding the new trial which had beea granted by this court. The Frtitrict Attomev. Mr. A. Oakey Tfall, op posed the motlrn. Tbe tourt decided on "aiimittinr Ptverellj to fc?il In the eqtg ot W,C?ty, The Academy oC <?W? ?M< Ligru|* Vm&r* LKTTER FKOM MB. 0MU|jjr? TO T21K kDITOR OF Tils COUBIKR ifr* BMQCtart. In requesting jou to publish the follow?* 5 remirh*, la aniwer to an article that appeared in the Courier and B,* ' qvircr of Saturday, May 10, I beg to observe, Jbat they moat not be considered a* a full statement of tie fact* arising from my connection with the Lagrange Opera Company, but simply an a correction of several impor tant errors into which 70a hive bee a led by your i? fcrnMUit. 1. I went to Europe in September last to engage artist for Messrs. Maretaek and JacobeoLn only. Neither they cor I bad tie slightest business connection with Mr. Stiskoeh. I, personally, was not even on speaking terms with bim. 2. Tlicdsy on which Strakosch arrived in Pari* a* th> pettier cr aK?nt of Ole Bull and Max Maretzck, he hand ed me a letter fr:m Mr. Maretzek, and offered in the nam of h?s co-partner to associate with them Belo* at tfaa Unso >n poss<s?icn of Mr. Jacobsohn'g tsl^ranhi ? F? \y T"y of H*"'*1. I not only rejected tlioYro tut actually printed hfs getti J gev?ral iw?.0 r" dl?PO??d ^ accept big proposals 3 Whe n the newa of Ole rtull'g faUurTarrived la Sti'l-'o.rh W* m !ieiiD* ?Ud to rMl<n contrast* Strtkopch had succeed* <1 in making:, ha tranaferrei tiietn to me Tttj xf luctantly, and then ouly after I had ren.ltr ed it utterly imperii fur him to reUl. the^ aKSl vmctd him that he would lo?e both art'sts and the V* ,ni1" "*ttlea the question of Ugr S 6S??U. " lh" ???"?*? interest in the 4. It la utterly untrue that I took any of the contractg with me to Benton. Two huura after my arrival lrcm Etrcpe I handed them to Mr Jasobsolm ?hn i,.! A JoekeFup in his iron .a? Bat E no?' under, ton^n* inan?' C<,Ui ?.il,t<0Kul*l? one piper from the other and was under the impression for a day that they were in my hands. have always been In Mr. Jarobwhn'2 possesion. aed have never be*n out of it for a moment Boston 'forget t^emf *ho was sent to m. to the new company, the management of the Acatiem ? ?3?d not approach me readily ; it was only after two or three attempts that I induced them to luten to my proposition*. It is I who waa anxious, far Mr .Jacob ?oWs sake principally, t0 an amagement. a" found it entirely impossible to go on at all or without ? lois that woulu have brought oisgrace and ruin tt all jarlies as you can jurfge lrom the following facts:? v ?Ji. ? CCB*'''',r that the new company was backed by the heaitv co-operation of all the jouraals-quito the ? \me' ?reeitd ?t the speculators; the Herald did not only not notice it, but er?n refused in eerting tbe advertieements; the other papers were ?nor? or less lukewaim, with the'exeepiion 0^^.^ ^ bap* one or two others. ?"? per I. lhe Academy having engaged nearlyallthe aTailabl# chorus cngtrs, I was compelled to form a cbnrue, oo sisting in a groat portion of newly arrived Italians and third rate musicians. In oce word, I had a bad chorus ??nSnf*. J iw 4,old op^m, and could not have bten of sny service in the new ones. no dre?ses. Although 1 itna gtven to understand m.??^rT ;*aco*',obn powessed Mr. Maretzek's dresses and music. I found on opening tbe chests, three dajs bsf-jra the commencement of the reason, that theie wan not a sin ? u t"8 I?r Vy opeta 11)6 nlU8lB WM '? * gold Mate, hut Mr. Jscobsobnnot poesesfingany hiU of saL of the propfrty, which was merely placed in his hinds as SKS/t *? VtnCf? 6 been m*d? ?y him to Marr izek, be had no legal right to use it. We should, the it l ore. have bten In continual apprehension or beinir siivtd with an injunction at the very incmeot of com tomrnvg aa opera. d. On the evening of the public rehearaal Mr. Rowland tr ok occssion ro (ntorru me that the greater part of the money invested bad been advanced by him to Mr. Ja *bo htJ., * ^er*1 ?s?ignment of the re u p ,i J. "?* unt!I Ioan w*8 repaid; but that he should be ready to readvsnce it, if the money should be aialn jf quired. I naturally felt alatmel at this, as It ?truck me that if the bu0ines<i ehould turn out a losing one, as 1 anticipated, Mr. Borland, (whose namsdid nSt 8pFt*/v ! contract.',) once in possession or hfs money, might havs full spd justifiable scruples sgalm-t a 1 vatic |eB it again under such ominous circumstances, and I should be placed in the dUgraceful position of sefinir srtists tinpaid, whom ! was instrumental in brirwlae to America, not to speak of the inevitable disturbances amor? chorus, orchestra, &c. 4t.LVb$ ?i * Powerful opposition at the the Academy, with its tew o,?eras spleuaia mueentcine, and capital, with, ssl supjosed, the enmity of KAvoral In . lluestial papers, without dretses, without matic, without a rtfcrtcuc ? with the utter impossibility of produc ing sny novelty with nfce?sory new mecery ; thus, being entirely thrown on hictuejed operas, witn out capital to carry on a businers ol sucli m tgnitude, w.;il c,? .B,, v*n<:e in 1111 managerial deoartment, with a 1 t re intrlguea that are unavoidable io an operatic war to c< ntend against? with the moral oer tainty, tnier the moat favorable circumstances, of a loss which cou'd aot have amounted to less than from ten to fllteen thousand dollars n six weeks? with no power be yond that of a asere agent (to which Mr. Jacobs ahn had t educed me, all eot tracts being in his name and posses sion,) liable to be discharged at a moment's notice, waa it aot mj duty, to myself and to Mr. Jacobaoho, to lar down the management and to advise an arrangement with thnAcademy, which, if oarried out, would have con verted the loss into profit, and the anticipated failure into certain triumph* 6. 1 have nevtr been engaged by the Academy, as jou state. It is txue 1 wis urged, (after *very tlilng appeared to be settled to the satisfaction of all nsrties) to accept shsre in the management of the tw? ctmpanles, with the prospect of obtaining the lei se for the text season. I declined, however, as my accepHag would have made me appear to have aotod from interested motives; for this aame reason I re nounced my share in the 15,000 bonus in favcr of Mr. Jacobsrhn. In yielding to the urgent request of Messrs! Fhalen at>d WiVoff to go to Boston for the purpose of taking the theatre for the "William Tell" division I was actual ed by the motive of benefitting both parties, as I thus facilitated the ingrets to the Academy of the La grange Opera Company. It was, however, clearly under stocd that this point once obtained, my only oonnaction with the Academy should be that or giving advice to uie lest of mj ability, whenever it should be asked, de clining at the .-ame time all pecuniary remuneration. 7. It is untrue that "I was brought back from Bos tcn. ' I voluntarily battened back to New York, (leav irgtle business I went for half finished.) the moment I received the first positive inlorraat'on of there boingany difficulty about signing the contract, and after repeated telegraphs for Insiructiofls or advica having remained ucanswered. Mr. Jacoheohn must be fully aware how zealouely I labored on my arrival to effect an ataicaole arrangement. 8. It must strike jou that the fact of Mr. Jaeob sohn having taken one or two additional partner*. t hose names he refused to disclose (although 1 felt die leased at cot being rousultod In such an important matter), ceuld have had but little influence on me, as there was no possibility, in the faoe of a cerfaln lose of tbe number or partners affecting my pecuniary Interest*. 9. With regard to the services rendered to me l?y although the public have little to do with aflairs of a private ntture ? I certainly had not for gotten tbem. On the contrary, tie remembrance of thore vety services rendered was one of t'ae principal motives tbst I tiied to make, and did make, an arrantre trent fref ng him from all liability and less, and from which be alone was to derive all advantages, aa I re nounceci eveiythlng in his favor? to say nothing of a whole year's Jabcr and the anxiety of mind I under went. Had the contract signed between Mes?rs. rhalen, Ctlt anl Bowland been csrr'ed out, everybody would have got e<meth:ng except me; hut I shoal! have con sidered myself sufficiently remunerated by toe bril liancy of the i-sasoe, and the certainty that the artists engaged through my agency would have been satisfied. Ibe blase and rssponsib'lity rest only on tho?e who broke, or conduced to break, an agreement ma/lein (rood faith, and which all parties considered satlifacforilr eettled. I havs the honor to remain jour obedient eervaut. " B. ULLMAV. Police Intelligence. STABBING 01 A DEPCTT XESPKR IN i*nE CITY PRISON BT A LUNATIC. Yeaterdav morning, John Cunningham, one of the deputy Veeperr stationed on the fourth corridor of thi city pri>on at the Tombs, met with a severe mishap. A lunati:. nstnsd John Allerton, by some means or other got p"-Fe.i-ion of a i.nife, and walking up and down the corridor, tloarlsbed it In an excited state of mind over his heao, ?td threatened to kill seme peruon. At last, howevtr, be "Ot tired of this kind of amusement, and accordingly betook himself to hit cell, where he was lm mediately foilowtd by Cunningham, with the Intention of disAtmirg him. When the keeper made his appsar ancc at the door of Allerton's cell, he was suddenly as sailed by the lunatic who plunged the knife into his thigh, quite com to the hip bone, Inflicting a deep and very painful Kound. In his struggle with the lunatic M also received a severe cut asross tbe hand, severiuc the principal artery, from whieh the blood flowed oo piously. The Infuriated man wae, after a stout re*Is taice overpowered, and the knife taken away from him. Cunalnghnm a wounds, although not very dangerous wiU probably confine him to hia bed for some days as the wound on the haad is quite likely to prodnoo lock jaw, if sot very carorully attended to. Some weeks ago arothcr deputy keeper was assailed by William Eherfr, theie confined on a charge of murder, with a knife, ami had a most ptovidential escape with hit. life. ALMGED GRAND LARCSNY. A private watchman named John F. Bloper was taken into eustoOy yesterday, by officer Cow to, of the Eigh teenth ward police, charged, on the oomplaintof \7m. H. 1 ewis, of 18fl fist Twenty first street, with having been a party to a larceny committed by two men at present unknown, who, he alleges, entered his store and carried < IT a quantity of mechanical tools, consisting of vies latlws, heli*, ?ewing machines, files, screws, kt., valued in all at about t.r>00. The romu'aisant states in bis affidavit that the accused admitted to him the fact of his l:avi. g aUoaed these men to enter the store, but refuted to snswtrany questions that would tend to show who car ried off tbe pre perty, or i?s whereabouts. Tbe accused was token before Justice Brecnan. at tbe Jefferson Market Police Court, who held him to bail la tbe bum of 91 000 1 to answer t)j? (hsrjs ?f l?ro? nj, VMt of (he Beaton Aldermen tbitk ircErncN by m* common coitvoii. cr i It# YOBK? EINNKK At TOE MBTBOFOLITAK HOTZL. 7 ha Common Council of New Tork, w^i? here on occasions been mo>t hoapitabl / receive! and eater - tained by tLeir municipal breturecof Boston, bar* just bad an opportunity of leeiprcca'lng tho ? courtesies, and meat llbirally Lave they dons ao. A delegation of lie Fatk?;a from the City of No*.:?ns ? oeo^Utingof Al dermen Dunham, Sprague an! Clark, aw! Councilman Whttlemore and John T. Heard? arrired ia New Tork a few days since fcr ths purpose of purohasinf a iteanboat for ccrporatwn purpoaw. They were met by ecn-mitters of the Boards of Alder, men in.d Cot&cHmee, and in lait svenln^ ware entertained at a sumptuous dinner (supper) a', tlie Me tropolitan Hotel. At about 9 o'clock upwards of *i*ty members of both boards eat down to a tab'.e, on whieh weia dincuiaed ft rait variety of good things ana1 am j abundant quantity of jure wine*. Corporttloas sro proverbial for tteir deeire for the fat of the land, and the New Yoik Common Coancll were aat alow in diicor1 erirgtbat tte Messrs. I-elnnd, from their ftckno'vledgafl' reputation ax caterers, would provide an enterta'amen* worthy of one city of this great Union to tender and another to accept. The Aldermen and Counciimen were well represented. The President o( the Board of Alaerrant Isaac O. Barker, Esq., ? n in the chair, and I). D. C ;n Lover, E.-q , President of the Board of Counciimen. and Ak'eraan Kly, ex-i'i<>?,.dent 0!? the Board of Aldermen, occupied the seats at the same table, on the extreme ends His lienor the Mayor wae-eipecte 3, butdilnot attend; he win, horevr, represented br Col, Ming and Mr. IV hi. M. C'ooU?, the courteous aud efficient ascre ter;e? of Mayor Wood. CPMMITTltE OF AR3AX0WS.VM. Board if Aldermen- Hoard of 0>uncilmtn. Issue O Barker, Pieaident, Daniel U. Uouover, Pres't. Abrim Wakewsu, Cbair'n. Iboa. B Kidder, Cliairnan Anson Herrlc!:. Geor.i? A Baruey. Con Joel W ilnon. Jotiah W. Brown. Thetne* Dunlap. Peter P. Vuo' bies. Georgft Fadh>^ It *a? nearly eleven o'clock before the cloth was re moved. He President of the Board of Aldermen, Mr. Bahkkr, opend with a short address ta tha compauy. Ha said he *bh glad in being able to rolroir* to New York anl its boepiUlity the gentlemen who wtre with th?m to-night. Although they were members of different! Common Cuui.ciJS, they wen un er the sam9 fl*?? New York eyn>p? with Boston in erery noble act. The r^pathiied with ber in her resistance to tbe stamp ?t in tlie great tea party. New York felt a pride in Paciuil Hall and Bunker Hill. Boston is growing la importance and in wealth. and we are oroud of ker as car ni.iur city. We are not strangers with Boston; th<> railroad and the telegraph has united us, aulweare me <n feeling and in teart. I propose Tho Common Council of tho City of Boston. Prim* with three cheers. Muiic by the band, ,:Wd're ? Band of Brothers." The fent.ment was responded to by Sir. Dimum, of Boston? For th-i ilatteriair manner, Mr. President, with which tou have received us, loan hardly find laoguags to reply. It in something new t? ?be city of Ponton that the groat metropolis of this na tion should tbus notice it wi'.h a public entertainment. I do not remember that ever before & public dinner was given Common Council! upon their exchange of vial's. At!ea?tthis has become the fashion only within the last two or tbree jears. We did tail once, and only oree. I will proceed to speak of the manner in which Jou have received us on this occason I will say that we ave to give, yon in return (or your kindnest some granite in Massacliusetta for jour City Hail, and we should bs glad toenteit&in a committee irom your body on a visit to Potion to see that granite. (Laughter and applause ) Mr. Chairman, as I have a distinguished gentleman ac crmpanylng us, who can address you mttih more ably than I can, I will soon give way to him. In closirg, Mr. President, I will allude to lie Devolution, and say that we stood together in the cays ot the Bevclution, and we must ?tan<t by the Union now, come what will. (Applaud ) I close with giving you? Tho City of New York? Their city government is warthy Of emulation. Ihe President of the Board of Councilmen, Mr. I?. D. Coxoykh, icsponOed to this teutlmeot. He said he hoped some cne more competent, thun himself would be cailod upon to respond to this toait. He said he relt that we were sostiangers to our Boston friends. 11* had met them before, end received the ureatfst taosoltalitv at their baud ?. The people of Boston and the people of New Yetk both stood upon tbe i.mi platform, and that was freedom and the Ur.<on. (Applause.) H? said the flist patriotic t peech he ever heard was ore of John AOams, a Bostoman. (Applause.) I give you in con clusion ? lbo Union of Sentiment letwecm this city and Boston. This tufii.i was received with loud applause, aid to resiood to it there were loud cries far " Wakeman," "Kelly," "Peclham," "Allan," and others. Col. John T. Heabd, of Boston, responded. Mr. Pre sident? 1 rit e with pleasure to respond to New York, and to gtve ray testimony to the wonderful growth of New York, srd the magnificent fortune before her. It is not extravagant to precictthat within the short period of twenty five yeors your population will axtend to mil lions. 1 hrpe this prosperity will long continue, and close with giving A Iosr eontinuanco to tbe prosperity of yoitr city. Heie cries arose for " Ely, Ely," '? Mather, Mather." Alderman Ely responded? I would willingly respond, but then you know tbe Lelands will cram every body that comes under tVeir roof so much that no one can stand and speak ?or more than five minutes. (Laughter and applause.) I boar testimony to tho honor of the gentle men who are Irom Boston. aa<l particularly to the honor and busiaesa talents of Col John 1. Heard. ( Applause.) Ibis gentleman continued to speak of the greatness of Boston, New York and the trade of the West. Alderman Wakj ma.n was tbe sext speaker, and gave bis time to eulcgiiiog Massachusetts'*. He said she didn't sell her pi:nciples, but sha only sold her goods, (Applause.) He congratulated tbe Common Council upon being with the representatives of Boston. He said be would close with tha sentiment ? The Jtilttary of tbe State ot New York. Councilman Mathir responded in a few words. Mr. Jou.t F. Cukk, of Boston, followed:? He saUl such a magn'flcent banquet might be likened to the well known anesdote of the boy who gave too big a "boe"' for a very small horse. He aaused the audience with two or tbiee other anecdotes that kept the com pany In a roar of laughter. He concluded by saying that he wished to Fee every gentleman present in Bos ton, with their wives and families, and he for one would do all in h's powir to entertain them. Col. Mixa lolloped In a few brief remarks. Alderman Ely then rose and said? He saw in the com pany a young merchant ef distinction in the city whose faee was famOlar to him, and he believed In would favor the crmpany with a few remarks. He called upon Geo. Peekhnm, and hoped this gentleman would take the floor. The call at once arose for this gentleman, and in obedi ence to the call ? Mr. Geo. Pickium came forward, and spoke as follows: ?Mr. President and gentlemen? Identified aa I am. and have been, with the mercantile interests of the city of New If oik, I cannot, on this occasion, although the youngest sn one you, keep silent in opposition to j our enthusiastic call. (Applause. ) Sir, a great idea has been presented here to-night. Boston and New York ? the two greatest (itieaof this Western hemisphere, through their retire tentative*, have this nijrht united In sentiments of lore and devotion to the great Interest* of our common coun try; and it seems to me that a great portion of the North, as well ss of the South, do not properly weigh and con sider all tbe advantages arising from the union of this great confederation of States. (Applause ) Why, air, our ccrrmeroe, our manufactures, our agriculture, and our remunerative labor, la dependent ent rcly upon the preseivation and Integrity of the constitution under which we livo. CEnihuxiastic applause ) Sir, tor raj self I tell the people of Boston that tha people of Kew Ycrk are true and loyal to the Union. (Renewed applau:e.) lhat they will sustain tlse constitution, carry out all its provisions, and act In good faith and sincerity with all tbe membera of this great ccmmonwenlth, and that although there may b? a small minority, who. to oarry out an abstract idea, would tear down tho very temple of civil and religious liberty, yet the eober second thought of New York and Massachusetts will be true to the Union, loyal to each other, and faith ful to tho great interests of humanity involved In the perpetuity of that grMt legacy bequeathed to us by thoeo who laid tbe foundation of our common country. (I ond applause ) This gentleman continued In a strain of eloquence that lepratedly elicited the loud plaudits of the cctcpany. After this spcecb, some other remarks were made, an I at a late hour the ecmpany dispersed. M* fir.? Wc ton* tim* since noticed a arrorir mufic sellers ss to the priceof music not en titled to copyright. Om of Our Urgent publixljlog boares undertcek, oa tholr own account. and without ccmolliBg the rent of tho trade, to make Urge redac tion* In the price of tble clan* of music, whic'u move nent met wilhftteat opposition from the others, and the oflfcodlog parties were ottraclsed, and a system of non intercourse e-tabiished. Hie ptculiar nature of the mu ic trade make* a friendly intercoarh* among publish er* almost a necessity; and now that many of the most valuable musical works, songs, piano forte composlttoai, and cren operas and oratorios, are being here published sb<1 copjr'gbted, and some of the greatest composer* of tli* age. inch as Wm. Vincent Wsllsee and others, are clalmiBg protection, as citizens, for their labor an<l talent, a uniform plan of carrying on the trade should b* estab L'shed. We arc pleased to learn from a card of Wm Ilall ft Son, la to day's nnuto, thataa am'.cable adjust ment of all the difficulties ha* been made on terms creditable and satisfactory to a'i, and it is hoped that dealers will set an example to artists in dull'.TiUaj t v mcny and avoiding disoord. (faral Intelligent* Ihe stcrfihip Relief, bouad to iUo Jaaetro, *?:Vh1 from her stickers** c 1 th* Battery T*-*??rtf *? where aha tiad bten lying for menu daj*. T*. "l?? ' J haihb law 'wd ??nim wajid ino I cwti^ m'omoLn. A aw#/'"* *f tli* abore wai h?M ^ ?ronlny, at tbS XiToU i?0**"!", corner of / 'nth ,trM' *nd avenue A, for tlis pipotO tu ''' ??,ntim?oU with re tard to tSe obnox.'Qn? " Maine la w' ' rowa was crowded to eteeu, at d ?? far aa we ,,co*M guem about tw? thoniand " strong " minded pe:>?.'* w^'re preaent. The principal *y 'alters pi 'teent were Hon. Dk rid P'Keefe, Cipt. Rjndera, I'a'rieW Dee and Spencer S. Co.te, Reqre. The meeting pa** ex! off with xnuch via'., and witoou * the leant disturbance, except one u&n ejected (rein thero *>?? tcr diaorderlr conduc" The folltwirg prianWe and ."W^lutions were uniai moualjr adopted:? ' Whereas, the Legislature of this i Ha to, Indirect auil fla grant vieiatio-v of the will af tha groat ol its uiuab ttiuts, and in pursuance of ?policy t estruetue at one* to the commtieli) InUrestt of the comrn '/? hU 'l,c*4rj principle of goo3 government, passed at W~ ?esuon an act oi.utled "An art for the mppresaion *f in'ojnporaace, pauperism and t-ri:a?," but wt^i a shoaid rathar have kteii entitled 'An act to* t.? prppuet^ion ot loll Vj nypooriay and lainbocd;" and ?h?rea?. tbat * rt ?tr'k<-< a tireot blow. sol only at tl.e interest of a lar^e and #e<peetabl *...*" ?* c"!' sens, but iiiliictsaa injury . tin ex'- lit of wtidh . *- ???? P???' bla j o? to calculate, ii?on the wbolfVidy pilltii '? oy dostr iy in? the buaineaa and I reakiug up fro relations W , ,r*7a between its member*, to too ruin, *>t ouly ot dealers In liquer butot every kt&ifetcd intercut'. and direct *T or 'ni?i recti? affects overy ola>ti and every in Hvidual. co WHiiidio* all in a common embarraa?nient and uilr .-rtuuo; th eeetoro Keselved, That the que-Hon, aa oue of universal , ?, rlae* al.ove oidlnary political questions, rmd should . ^ncuu trite in opposition to 'be eatcniion of the taw tbc iui -waMi a*d constitutional action ot every good oi>.'?mi, and oo tv<ino lie eflcrta of every man whole iniud ii m.V'i.) aUVliuK of mi t ice, or interest in th-?pro?ervatioa of tht rights A" J trrncbiscs of hie fellow oUiiuas. hetolvcd, T'.at tbc law agaiyst which wo ti aixht eolemc *Y protest, is arbitrary and uncmstitutional, a:vd uiie of t.'rw most hideous in ita feature* of all the blaok arriea of crime l* over atti mpted or sncceedoj in Jiy ' and tyranny against popnlar sovireignty act tiio relative dignity and inherent rtghis of man. > Kepoivcd That it not only violate) the constitution, but \ atrUos at the root of the very principles oi freedom of wb;oh that constitution is the fruit; tbat it impairs the sanction sad validity ol ell laws, liy substituting the ar bitrary will of the magistrate for tbo "duo cour/o of law;" tbat it practically deprives th* eitixcn of tuo of properly in hia own earnings, and of tlie ri^ht of trial by jury in their defencc; that it invades every priviloge de*ro>t to Irfemcn. and subordinates every rnle of reason, Jaiv and right, to the Impossible phantasies of a wild and teverisii taaatloisin. R<iol\ f d. Therefore, that tho law is in orery respoot lm politic, unwise, unjust and odious, and that we, in cnuuion with Ml iraatkw and ItMMMkUi men, will op;osc it witli unwearied industry, and will Liber unceasiugly until an enactment co dismacelnl to the charactor of oui own State, and co pernicious as an ex im; lc to otters, aball be forover ejtrurged from the statute book Feaolveri, Tbat we will vote for no man at tho ncxteleo tion wbo will not pledgo Mirrell to sustain the-princlples of these resolutions, and cndoitvor to lolievo tbe kininre Ktate fri ra the oppression nnd odiun. of a !*w at once unjust, un neccssery and suicidal. Keeolved, That whiht every other party no master what their rledgei and prrfesafoua before tho attsi lmeut of pow r, Lave proved false and recreant to their rromises, and have lotra>fd th? trust plae"d in them by a to') oontidlng and fcoiicfit constituency after its attuisnieut, the democratic rarty wtlch have rallied around Tammany Hall have, un'-'er all circumntances. and tbrouRh evrry vicissitude, stood bf tho constitution, the rights cf tbo people, and their own rroinises. And we regard that party s> bavin* glv.m the only reliable evidence whieh entitloa them to tho onntianed cenfidt nee and anpport ot tbo people of New York in thia criris of cur history. WILLIAM COULTER, Chairman. Smith Ei.r. Secretary. MEETING) OF THE LIQUOR DSALERS. National Hail was filled to overflowing last light by the utmbfii of the Liquor Dealer*' Association, who turned out in great numbers. The mtet'ng was privtte, - but wo have been able to learn the following particu lars:? Mr. J. M. Hay ward occupied tLe chair, and D. S. Paige ofliriawd as Secretary. Speech ?s wire made by Messrs. 1'rencb, Chsmhorliin, O'Brien, Schai'er, and others, in which a determination was expressed t?do all that could be donei legally to oppose the ue? liquor law. Considerable indignation was expressed at tUe reicta?ness of some of the liquor dealers in not joining the society. Oa this subject the following, offered by Mr. Alexander llathewp, was piBseif: ? Whereas, tbero are many people, direotlyand mdireotly, er.paiicd in tbe liquor business In tho city and county ol New York, many of whom ha*o positively declined to Joio <nvr m acjiation and auist nn with their presence and money; and wbertns, wo do not approve of nuoli Ingratitude and proerat tination; be it, tlierofiire, Resolved, Tniit ro i<i r?on who shall neiloct to join- this eoolety until rrortciition shall bo contnenc d aralnit hltn, shnll be entitled to i\ny peauniary aid 1'rom us for allowed violation of law previous to becoming a meioner of oarlixfy. Crpt Frk-Ncu offered the following, wbich was also parsed : ? n?/in.i. ik?t tuc commi'tcfl appointed to procure oottn eel to rftk-nd tl?'?e who hare been arrested for filing liquor einte 1st cf May isi-t. oholl bo aim empowered ?.o procure counsel to d'.fi ud every member of this society aghiast all rro>??oticne that may nrl?? nnd?r the laJe prohibitory law diarwn by tte l ey, filature of this State. After re<nUirg to change tbe'r meeting pUM, the meeting sojourned. Over a huu'.red members were initiated, aud $1,000 tak'-n in. 'lb*re ia now nn InrmeuM fund ;n t.hM hand* of the tresmier, which will, no doubt, be used with ef fect when the time comes. THE LIQUOR PROSECUTIONS IN' EHOO?T.YN. Teaterday morning the defendant, Ezskiel Baldwin, Edward Xeville, Patrick Mooney anl Patrick Cretin, who were examined on Tu(?.lay of last week, on tbe cbarge of selling liquor contrary to law, appeared before Judge Calver, cf tbe City Court, aczorfing to al ,t?mn?ent. The defendant* appealed before the stm? Judge on Saturday last, when, by advice of coun sel, they refu?e<i io futnith Mu. Tho ease wa* then postponed until Monday (yesterday) morn iig, when at the hour appointed Judge Culver stated that he was now prepared to ccnJmit tbe defend nuts to the county jail. Counsel stated that It was their intention to bring matter-" to a speedy decision by biiog iog defendants before JuJ^e Moore on writs of bab;*x corpus, but tbat gentleman being confine i to his bei by sicknem, this could ri/t now be done. They therefore preferred to give ball for the present defendants, and tert tbe question in otber cases which would heroaftcr be brought up. At the request of counsel the court granted the defendants until Wednesday to procure ball) until which time the matter stands further adjourned. City Intelligence* Thi Law Raws? Sfmmkr Fruit Oouno I*. ? Tl? grass and foliige in the vicinity af the city look vigorous and thriving since the late rains. The gracs in the part* has been mowed once or twice already, and loaks now as though it could undergo the eame operation again. Although the weather yesterday was col l for the march, the evidences of the mar approach ot summer are thica eulrg around up. Already strawberries ? last must i'e lielou* of the berry tribe? are In market, though the quality ii not of tlio birft. Some very fine one* were t sought to the city by tae steamer Alabama, for on? of the restaurants in Broadway. They are large, ripe rj>d callow ? such as a fouihern clime only can produce. A few warm rltys will Gil our markets act Malls with this lu scions fruit. Pineapples bar* made their appear* are. orsrges aUo, and can be had at mo<lerate rste*. In a few weeks we may expect to see cherries, and ether summer fruit? 10 prepare, ye gourmands, for a feast lit foi the gods. Abrest on Chakok op AmMPT to Kret. ?A man named Seth Eajicosd was arrested late list night by c Ulcer Mathers, of the Chief's office, charged with baiag impli cated in a riot In MorrUania, West cheater county, whereby a penon. whose name we could not l*Arn, was dangerously, and it is feared fatally injured. It appears a peity of six persons, while drunk, entered a house aad sum red themselves by smashing the furniture. The lady of tbe bouse commenced renaming, which brought a gentleman to her assistance, whom the rowdies imme diately attacked for attempting to stop their innocent recreation. He was cnt with an axe in the heaJ, and slabbed in the breast and side, and now Ilea in ? ilsngT ous condition. The rowdies then (ltd. Warrant* were issued next day, bat only cue of them n?s arrestsd. Last night Kaymonil was arrested, and acknoniedgel being one of the party. He will be taken to Westc'uester county to-lay. Tux Isiasd Light Isfaxtrt.? Tfc e boys on Rsndall'e island, under charge of the Ten Governors, have for nose time past been organized '.nto a mock military company, erd amuse themselves daily by marching and countermarching, and going through the manual of arras with an imitation wooden gun and se*l drums and flits. Ibis exercise ia found to be aa excellent one for tbeie ladSj who acquire notions of discipline thereby they oorla not get otborwixe. Next Thursday they will visit thr city, under tbe command of their superinten dent Mr Ripley. Ihey will visit the Navy Yard, then call en Major Wood, after which tbsy will proceed to the Aster House. on Invitation af Mr. Oolemtn. and par take of a collation. Tbe little fellows will, ao doubt, bate a Ore time. TO TBS IDITOR OF TBI HXBALD, There appears an article ia your paper of this morn ing. stating that the members ot Engine Ce. No. 13 were engaged In a fight with Engine Co. No 21, which U ok place yesterday, in I'earl etrect. I wish to correct tbe above by stating that Engine No. 13 was aot out of tbe house at aay time during the day, aad also, ttut no member of Kngine Co. No. 18 was engaged in tae above mentioned fight. By Inserting this In your paper yoa will greatly oblige. JOHN S. WAI.KEK Foreman of Engine Co. No. 13. Ki t Yo>k, May 31, 1856. Coroners' Inqneete. r.v * rArXt AccTDtyr.? Corcnsr Hilton held an latest jCKttrday, at the New York Hospital, upon the body of CathailM O'Brien, who died from the effects of severe injuries sustained on Friday night by the explosion of a camphene lamp, in tbe honse No. 20 Monroe street. Tae decease*, it appeared, was filling a lighted lamp with flal3 when the explosion took place, burning her la a frgbtful manner. The jary rendered a verdict o' acci dental death. The deoeaaed was 1? years ef age an.l xas a native af Ireland. C0VFUW1O5 o? Tn> Bkaik.? Coroner Gosble held an inqocst upon the bedy of Miehael Connolly, a native of Inland, who died from ocnpreMc-a of ths brain, pro ductd by a fall recei red while descending the stairway I at hie residence, at 123 W??t Thirty third 1 diet, ?cdd(Btal4?|th. Trial of Ljmu (Me Warn P>n??y? Before Recorder Smith. COURT or OMKiL BKSdlON'S. Y??ter<??y, at 1 o'elock, Lyman Cole was pat ifM trial charged with forging, in connection with K;?mum, who wu tried and convicted ? ihott uae ago. There was much difficulty lit selecting a jury, u msD.r of thoee eel'ed upon the stand had read the teiti Btnr ia the Kiiiane ca it and formed an opinion. The prisoner waa in court, leated b y hie oouneel, Mr. Bu steed, and the Diatrict Attorney waa seated by tho aide of Jsmes K. Whiting, who ia retained by the Chemi cal Rank to eaiii't in the proeeention. After the jury were twoig, and before the proeoeutiMi opened tho case to the jury, the wife of the prleoaer wax brought fnto court, and weeping mu ;h, line wae seated by her aocueed hnrband. who waa alao affected V> turi. The aci uaed 1* a large man, lull faced, with winters a lifMe g.'ay. Be U aged about forty years. His wife, a very pivtty woman, ti younger thaa hia**all', and ttry respeetabk' '? her appearance. Tae District Attorney iptrol UentUmeu of the /ury? You hare been selected to try an important eha. -ge that has already affected the liberty of one man. ?a<1 may affect the liberty of two othera. We shall carrj tt rough thU cau?e a? rapilly as possible llerttolore, gn -tlemen. your time has baeu taken cp in the trial of U'lOee ?f tae lower order* of life? of the lent tepravea and unfortunate ? those, la fact, who are schooled in * It may have etruok 3 evr minds thai men Who an tried for the crime of for gery grceially are men of tala nt?, of shrewdness aa<t of I>o*iiion -.u society. The prin?* rr at the bar will b) de linked by the ablest crim'.tial ? annsel in tlJe t-ta'e. Tha pi iter rr will be shown to bar# been a in?a rbo waa resectable. who waa virtuous 1* tho popular hum of the word, aid who baa nevrr betel ?? been charged wita cr mo in ?ar State. But all conoid* ration* ot Um kini should be laid asite If you believe i din guilty. We shall ahew that aome time a;o Jaaaet Findley, W.lUaaa KiMans ard Lyman Col^ met loj '-tier and framed thin glgaiiSe act of forgery. We a hill aaow the calm, adroit and subtle la tellect of tho prisoner at th ? bar? a man stilled wit.' the pea ? tae man who waa ?e leader ot rest. In the latter part af July, whi.'o ftr Cole was still West, the other two psTtien afraiyofd had some conversation npon tho Chrtairal Bank sad Continental llacl;. Th*i<e conversa tions when brought to your not;c? will ravea' to you tho gerc* sf thin whole transaction. II r. Fiadlt>y .waa chosaa to g y to the bank to gtt one of their forged taecka ea-he t. This wa* t*M> ilrat step in the caue. fneaeUva participator in this van Mr. FicdJey, wbils the ottei were u froitly kept Icthe back gi9onJ. Klsaane wajt a large merchant in Cinntanat.i, and wot brought luto con tact with buainen men Cole ha* bees knows through tho W'?t, anJ other pirts of the Cnion aa Csrbon. Taking tl. a name, he cemcs from Cincin nati to New Vork, and takes rooms at llixb/'* IloceJ. Now; 1 w:?1 show that he was upon two hotel regis- t ters at tha same time; while living at liixby's Hotel as a guest, at the name tire he wax sbaringtho room of another genthman in town under hi* own name. Nov, the scheme was concocted while Col* wan in tin* city, be ta ?en himself, Fiodley a j it Kissane. The District Attorney then continued to state the sehe:M a* it waa concocted ana carried out, prerisely as it waa stated la the Kit sane care, and before published In the IIkbald. At the close 01 the opening of the caee by the proseea tion. the District Attorney slated to the court, that inas much as Horace F. Clark, the assietant counsel of the de-ence, wtm not In court, tha court, should adjourn US to day, when the first witness would be calka. 'lbe (.onit 'ben adjourned till 11 o'cloek to day. The trial of this case will be bnt a repetition of tha trial of Kisaana The prosecution will call tha raate witcetees upon the stand, the samo Yjaestions will bo asked aa in the Klssace trial, but the defence mar per haps vary a little. So similar !? tbis trial to be to tha other, that the defence in qualifying the- jury asks* each the question, " If the evidence in this case 1* pre cisely tho same es that giren In the trial of Rlssaao. can you give a decision without prejudice from the former case r" This trial will most likely take ap thia entire week. Tlte Common Council, BOARD OP ALIlKHMHN. REPORT or THE COMITKOLLKX ON THE H1UIIT TO - SCDLET OAS* ? TUi OARDIUt. Mr. Comptroller Flagg wot a commnnisation to tk? Board, in answer to a resolution offer*) by Aldiniaa Broun, inquiring as to the right of H. K. Conk I In to sub'et Cattle Garden for an emigrant depot. The Cw| troller saya tli?t Mr. Ccnklln, In asrii<nlng the 1mm, did not apply to him for his consent, aa tha original agrco oKTr 'tbi irnt "ue on the 1st of May to the city Iron Castle Gar den hot not been paid, and this alone would prohibit a traatfer of tbe lease. There waa an application mad? to tbe Comptro'ler, by the Commit tlonera of Emigration, to content to the transfer, but it was refuse*. Ttta Comp troller bat no doubt but the city haa the right to taa Battery and grc unite under water, bnt cannot tall than, or authorize tba coretraction of plera beyond tba Cestle, or even to cowtrrct pier* and flip* in front of tbe B?tt?ry ; but the city otn erect on thta property pub lic buiUingn and works of defencs. Tha Comptroller contends that a ate of tbe Harden contemplated by the 1?mm in a violation of hla contract with the city. A copy of the leaM and othor voluminous documents war* spptndtd to tba communication. Ordered to bo printed. Till RKYXOt.ya CONTRACT. 7 he Committee on Public Health of tbe Board of Al dermen, to whom wm referred tbo report or the Cm oilmen In relation to payipent to W. B. Reynolds, for property appraised In February for tha removal of offal, Ac., reported tbat having examined tha subject matter submitted In the said report, and thoroughly loveaH gattd all tbe facta embraceo therein, and nothing new cr material appearing to add thereto, or to affect tha oo? clu:lon arrived at therein, your committee have, therefore, alter due consideration, determined that jia tlce ind a regard lor tbe public interest demand, aai your committee recommend, a concurrent with the rt so'ut:on adopted by the Board of Councilman. Tha re port waa ordered to be ltiJ on tha table. TIIK CORPORA TIOX PRI.NTtXO. The report of th" Committee on finance, disagreeing with the Comptroller in bit award of contracta for ad vertising, aod con . concurring In the resolution of Mm Board ot Councilman, woa laid on tne table. Mlfl KUAN KOCH MATTKR8. The report denying tha petition of tha Ifaw Vatic Hospital to extend lti wall en the Duane atraet aida aa far out as ia allowed to ureal.? Adopted. The report to change t he locality of tha Twcnty-iecond ward atatiaa home ?Adopted. Tba report of tbe committee in favar of lnertating tha salary of Ihe CommUsioner of Streata and Lamps (Mr. Ebllng) from SI, COO to 98,600 a year, waa concurred In. Several reports from. the Board Of Counclimt n were received and referred to tha variaaa ccmmltteea. TH* JSw (ITT HALL Alderman 'Ely moved to go Into a Committee of tha Whole on the anbject of tbo plana of tbe now City 1MB. Tha motion was oppoied, aa tha Board ware about M entertain soma of the mambara of tba Boetoa Coaama Council at dinner at tha Metropolitan Hotel. Adjourned to Wednesday. BOARD OF COrNCIUON. This Beard mat at 5 o'clock, pnranant to adjourn aaMfc at previous meeting, la the new City Hall, th?. Priaidft, D. D. Conover, In the chair. Immediately alter calling the Board to order, 1 man Ran moved that tha Board resolve iteelf into * mitUe of the Whole. Councilman Wardell oppoaed this motion, and tbat the report of the ComaaittM on Roads, In relattea to the grading of Fifty fourth street, be taken up. TMa report waa taken op, and tha Committee on. Boada dis charged, eg re Mile to the MfnMt of tba Coaacilmaa. Councilman Rui> then renewed hla motion for Comaetf ? tee of tha Whole, which waa carried. 'Among other repoi la taken up in CoouaittM af Mm WboJe waa a report fram the Committee on land* anil Dacea In favor of removing treaa and lama poets la treat of tha City Hall. Upon this report a long da bat* sprang op, bat tha report waa finally adopted. CSLkBRATlOX or THB FOtRTH Of JCUf. Ccnncilrcan H-tma. then moved that a oommittM of Ova be appointed frr tha purpose of making tha aeoas arrangements for the celebration af tha 4th of Jaly i lh!a motlcn was eairitd, after which it wm am cerriad that $6,C30 be appiopilatad for tha exj celebrating tbo Mxt anniversary of our national I penoasce. Alter loice farther boslnasiaf co special importaaM, the Board adjourned. board of gtrmyisoKS. ?rxDAT LABOR. Mat SI ?The only bnsintM of importance transacted in tLe Be ?id this evening, was adopting tha r? porta of the Cciraaittee In favor of paying tha following sums ts> the Police Justice", for extra labor performed on Sun day*: ? ? To tbe iTtcutors of the lata Juatica HcG rath. . . it90 28 Sidney H. Stewart 881 T? James k Welch 1,000 09 Daniel W. Clark f 240 ?? B W. Ot borne 1,000 M W. 1.. Wocd M00 ? A. Bogart I.*** 0* Total ?O.TSl ? Tha Board adjourned to Wednesday. The Cm* of Capt. Smith of the brig Jalte ?MdtMI. ? mrn> STATES PISTKI0T oontr. Brf ore Hon Judge lagereoll. Hit ?il.?Tt.e Slcrt Iradt.- C?pt. Jumi Smith Or ?mldt. ?ti, It will be recollects, conrleted in the IT. 8. Circuit Court. Mm* month? aiace, of hartaf boon m rtged io the ?1?? tradeon board tUobri* Julia llonUoa. Tb? p?b?.!j wi! d#?th, bat. before aentenoe, tbo Court graavda aev trial. fttUsKroiof t mUh, \jf the advice of hla oonaael, Mr B. T. DuDBtof , j'.f aded auUty in tbo P. 8. District Ooart ;? a e Uarge or hariojt mmrtari! y Mr rod on baud a alara reeae). Ibta nbjecti him to ImprieoameaA, a<rt (a tfco gute prieon, but in th* peaitontiarr, tec a torn Mtex ctediL? twoyeaii. fee'eace deferred Capt. 8?:ih ?u Om brought bote* Chief JaeM** Nelaos ia the U 8. Cinmit Court, -here the Hiatnot Attaiae?, fcaeizif mea.lcna* the ale* of Um mL*mc ta SjttSebarje"0'' '*** 1 ?"?"Wf M V) tfe*

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