Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 8, 1855, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 8, 1855 Page 4
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w?wj9M^ER4W>-| PROPRIETOR AND EDITOR. ?vr.oi *? w. oewD or maecao akb pulton sts. nRMS, mi?A m? mJvanet. THE VAIL V HIM ALU 2 centt per copy tO ptr ammttm. THE WEEKLY HERALD i?r? Aititrd/i*, <X 6* c.*u per MM, or $3 p?r annum . the European edition to per xn mm to any part of Great Britain, or 16 to any part of the gMtum'.M* (a inelude pottage ALL LETTERS by Mill for Subierxptiont or ioith A4otr Ihwiwli or Ukt wUi be dedueted front ^rSve^TAR V CORRESPONDENCE, cmta+Unf impor Iml MIC*. iolu-itrd from amy quarter of ike world? if uetd wiU be liberally paid for. ?6r*0\ ? foaciSN Coilun'1 ?on ABB PARTICILABI.Y ftB?USBT*D TO IUL iU V JTTTEBf A *D PaCIISM MIT US. HO NOTICE r.i ken 0/ a**nymoiM Comwtunieationt. Wt Jo not return tkoserejected. Wo. 138 AMUSRMENT3 THIS EVENING. ACADEMY or MUSIC, Po?rteoBth fl-NoBMA. *OWRRT THlATKK. Bowmt? Bhbbb BanmhbdMbn ? Oood vol Nothino? Kino and Cbbbbootbr? Jack Smepvari. _____ GARDEN, Bro?dw?y? Habitana. If BYBOPOLITAN THEATRE. BrcAdw?j-nE*RT IV IVl'DIN THOUGHTS. AH (KU'aN MUSEUM? Morning And Afternoon - Trying It On? li>d Mb Vivb Shillings. 1tiiU|-Loiut #<? or turn Ocban. ? OUD'P M IN STEELS? Mechmi of' H All? 471 UroAdWAj. BUCK LET'S OPERA H0U8R, 680 BroadvAy? Buob vn'i 'ruioruv Opbba Taovri. ..HINEKB ASSEMBLY ROOMS, 689 BroAd wk j-P A N< ? lAMA or HvBOrB ABO Si BOB Or SeBASTOPOL. f RKHVM'R BURLESQUE OPERA HOUSE, 663 Broad <*; ?thio viAH Opbba Tbgvpb. New York, Prldaf, Jane 8, 1855. The Sewi. Our report of the proceedings of the Know No thing Natisnal Convention at Philadelphia will be Isoiio very interesting. Two important questions, prehmnary to the organization, were disposed of y? Urcay. First, the Convention decided not to fetroduoe the Reman Catholic delegates from Louis lana; and, secondly, the dispute between the re gulars And wigwams of California was adjusted by tbe admission of delegates from each body. It is ?apposed the Convention will be completely or ganized tc-duy, when tbe real struggle will com mence between the contending factions. Last evening 'onr ?ju ,dred and fifty members partook of A grbua t>auquet, presided over by Judge Conrad. The Mrouce :iags were conduoted according to t'je pro.. r?mme detailei by our correspondent in jes day'a piper, and panned of with great 6elat. Mi. J. M Slade, President of the Know Nothing State Council of Vermont, has addressed a letter to the Bu-ttbera of the Older in his jurisdiction, in which be repudiates the charge that the American Order i? in the least tainted with pro-slavery doc trine*; but he nevertheless urges his brethren to look well to the stability of the' Union and abide by the constitution. He sajs that Congress cannot interfere with slavery in the States, but he protests against the extension of the peculiar institution. He wares the Kgow Nothings against t'te United Americans, and fays the latter are trying to get them to abandon their oouncils and become mem bers of the chapter?, under the plea that the ob. j?StS of each are the same, while in fact, Mr. Slade ?ays, their real design is to distract the public mind and overthrow the Know Nothings. Governor Metcalf, of New Hampshire, was inaugu rated jetterday, and delivered the annua' message to the Legislature. He stands square on a Maine liquor law, anti-slavery, Know Nothing platform. The mails of the Africa w*re delivered in this city last evening, when we received our European flies snd correspondence to the 26th of May H'ghly important debates had taken place in both bouses of the English Parliament oa tna subject of the late conferences at Vienna, the general conduct of the war, and the present prospects of peaoe. Mr. Disraeli uttered a caustic phillippic against L rd John Kn'.sel , to which his Lordship replied, review ing his own conduct during the conference in an able manner, stating many facts, and ashing if tie nation were prepared to see Russia subjugate all Ear ope, beginning with Turkej? Lord Palmarston sustained bis colleague, and it would ap pear that Mr. Disraeli was more nerson al than successful in his want of cmfidaace motion, for the Ministry triumphed by a large ma jority. Earl Grey, in supporting a psaoe policy ( nude an appeal to the Lords, in wh'ch tie stated' that aa many as half a million of people have now lost their lives? Russians, Turks and A'lies? in supporting or attacking a government and people (Tnrtish) the most fanatic, crusl, barbarous, and unprincipled that ever existed in the world. He alro defended with great dignity the character of the late Czar from many of the aspersions which bavc been cast on it. Lord Palmeraton denied >hat the pease negotiations h ve been renewed, but it is certain tnat Austria h vdforwarded a proposition both to Lrndon and Paris which may lead to that resu't. The sudden return of the allied expedition to Ktrtch had caused much disappointment in Paris, bat it is said the Allies will immediately mike some grand move in the Crimea, and aim a h-~avy blow at tbe Russians in the fie'd. Details of the late anions In the trenches are given in the Loidon papers, but we have no later news from Sebascorol. The Ame rican ship Juoiter had sa'Jed from Copenhagen for Memel,?nd it was reported that shs I;ad a i irge quantity of anna on b:ard for sale to the Rupsians. Our Madild correspondent, writing on May 18, states that the fluan .ial prospects of tin M nlsiry were embarrassing. The result of the late military won scrip tion was that about eight thousand ad ditional men would be soon forwa-ded to Cub*. Tb? negotiations with Rime were not progressing. A mild cholera prevailed in Madrid. Wo have advices from Venezuela to the 2:>:h of May. An invasion from New Granada was dreaded, ?ad except some pre paragons which were miking iur defence tie country was quiet. Great financial difficulties beset the government. Congress had adjourned, after investing tbe President with dicta torial powers. Col. Diaz, chief of tie Venezuelan navy, has arrived in this city, tn route for Washing ton, on a mistilcn relative to the Bird Island, or guano difficulty. Riinfor:c men's had boon sent to the Island in tbe meantime to maintain the claims of the Venezuelans. American produce was plenty in the Porto Cabello market, and Spanish flour abun dant. Oar correspondent at Laguna del Terminer, (Mexico,) writirg on the 5th ult., states that bril liant fttl* hal -been held in honoT of the re-election of Santa Anna to tbe Dictatorship. At one of these celebrations a manifesto of Santa Anna was read, and from its tone we judge that the progress of the revolutionist* under Alvarez is as troublesome as a nightmare to him. Land bebnging to American residents of Laguna had been seized for government purposes, with tbe smallest chance ia tae world of compensation. The Yncatan slave trade is sti 1 carried on under the guise of colonization schemes. Oar flies from Btrmula are to tbe 30th May. There had been an extraordinary large yieid of potatoes, and heavy shipments bad been made to Mew York. The annual meetings In behalf of Wes. leyan Missions were held in Hamilton and St. George's; tbe congregations were large and respect-' able in both towns, and the annual report of the piooeedinft of tbe society very satisfactory. The Carson League held a meeting last evening at Continental Hall, Eighth avenue, in spite or the severe storm which swept over our city. Although generally rather a dry sort of citizens, in brhalf of the temwrancs cause they are willing now and again to get soaked to procure its advancement. Messrs Blacknwre, Corey and Ilaren addressed the meet ing; the former gentleman was astonished that the nturder in Portland had created so much excitement. Tbe new Board of Fire CommiBnonera met last night aa# transacted a large amount of rontine business. A number of expulsions made by tbe different com pigic* irwe c'rujfirmed. Tty boar# seemed d?t?r mined to purify tht ihpail? t, If poMlbla, ttd pnvu4fcee* tritoout ^taronfiinjr n? duties of firemen. The runners, also, ouu la far a ?bus of the attention of th? Board, and amira an to be token to weed them out of the fire depart ment. Tbe Lancaster (Pa.) Savings Iuatituton suspsnd- 1 ed payment on the 5th Inst., in eosaeqnense, aa was publicly announced, of tbe defalcation of ChariM Boughter, the treasurer. The amount of defalca tion is repotted to be $300,000. Toi< is the first event of the kind that has happened in Lancaster, and the en- ire community are la great excite meat about it. We publish in another column an elaborate opi nion on tbe liquor question by James R. Whiting Be is very deoidedly ef the belief that the pro hibitory act is illegal, and that the Legislate re in passing it transcended its powers. Tbe Board of Aldermen last ev?ning duelled, by a vote of thirteen to eight, to locate the new build ing for the City Hail and Law Courts on the old ground in the Park, in opposition to the up-tjwn movement to erect it in Madison square. In the Board of Cooncilmen last nignt a report to fix the salaries of tbe Commissioners of the C ro te n Aquednct Department was offered and pass*! to its appropriate committee. A special committee was established to Inquire into tbe charge* of bribery acd corruption made against the Chairman of the Committee on Maike'.e. Besides this nothing of impirtasoe took place. The cotton maket yesterday continued firm and active, with sales of about 5 ,000 bales. Inferior and common grades of flour declined about I2^o. per barrel. Wheat was dull, ard Western mixed corn declined about 2c. or 33. per bushel. Among the transactions were paicels lor future delivery and for export. Pork and provisions generally were firm asd with a good demand. 15,000 bushels of oom were engaged for Liverpool, in ship's bagB, at 3d. The Recent Reforms In the Poltcc Depart sunt? Campaign or tbe Spoilsmen against Mayor Wood. The clamour raised against Mayor Wood by some of the leading party or gans, ia connection with certain changes that have recently been been effected in the police de partment, is one of the rewards that adminis trative ability must be prepared to encounter for the honest and fearless discharge of its duty. As negative characters make no enemies, it may fairly be assumed that a man is possessed of some virtues whose conduct is so bitterly as sailed in quarters where corrupt influences are familiar. A little inquiry into the truth of the statements recently put forth in reference to these police changes, has satisfied us that Mayor Wood's case is no exception to this general rule. The pith cf the charges made against the Mayor is that all the removals and appoint ments that hare taken place in the department have been made from political motives, and that a period was selected for effecting some of them when the whig member of the Police Com mission was absent from illness. Now, we will dispose of the latter of these allegations first. Supposing the political motive imputed to be true, the presence of Judge Stuart at the sittings of the board would have made no difference in the result, for the two democrats sitting at the board could have outvoted him. But tbe real fact is, that in tho particular instance complained of as having been corruptly decided during bis ab?eoc>, the Judge fully concurred in the decision of his colleagues. The party dismissed hod had several complaints of intoxication preferred against him before the old commissioners, and two charges of a similar character were recent ly made before the new board. Only one of lbc6c was tried, and it received a fall and patient Investigation, Judge Beeb9 acting as counsel for the accused. The commiMi??**? were unanimous u to his culpability 5 aud on this and no other ground was he removed. So little bad politics to do with the result, that it turns out that the delinquent had actually voted for tbe Mayor and Recorder as candi dates last fall. But the cream of the joke i?, tbat whilst the Koow Nothings charge his dis missal to political motives, the individual ia question is an Irishman bora, whilst the per son who has been put in his place is a native of Philadelphia, and a thoroughgoing American in feeling. After deciding the case against the dismissed party, the commissioners, to save his feelings and reputation, gave him an opportu nity of resigning; but he declined this act of grace, preferring to be made a martyr of for political purposes. When we come to examine the remainder of these dismissals, it will be Been that the outcry raised about them Is juet as senseless and un founded as the last. In the first place, there were only six removals altogether from the department since the present Mayor came into office. Four of these were for intoxication, one for insubordination? the party telling his cap tain in the statigu house, in th? presence of th>j other men, that he was a liar ? and one for both intoxication and insubordination, the person removed having had four distinct charges brought against him, of being found drinking in beer houses, and of abusing the Mayor because the police had been compelled to wear the uniform. In every one of these cases the par ties accused bad the benefit of a fall and dis passionate investigation, and of the assistance of counsel. The charges were brought hi>me to them in the clearest manner, and the com missiouers would have been derelict in their duty to tho public if they had visited the cul prits with any punishment short of dismissal. The proper organization of such a force a3 the police would, in fact, be render-id impossible by the toleration of such offence*. Another branch ot these charges against the M ay or has icference to the appointments male to fill the vacancies caused by resignation", or in place of those whose time had expired and who were holding over. These, too, are charged to have been influenced by political motives. What is the actual fast ? All those included in the latter category were ro-aopoint ed unless where there were strong oflhial reafons for not doing so; and in no one instance have the commissioners declined to re-appoint except where the interest of the department imperatively required that the party should b3 substituted by some one else. All these statements, we understand, the Mayor Is ready to prove and justify, if neces sary, by a full investigation into the facts. He is prepared to show that the changes which he has effected have been made solely with the view of imparting greater vigor *nd efficiency to the department; and, above all, to neutralize the influence which bullies, rowdies, and Broad way beer house politicians have hitherto ex ercised in its appointments. In no one instance have political or religious considerations bad the smallest effect upon his se lection of candidates, although frequent and shameless efforts have been made by the spoilsmen of all parties?whig*, democrats and Know Nothings? to Interfere with the free exer his gmHaoce. It is rcarcely neceeeary to add that the quarter from whence the most violent attacks upon the parity of hie motives have proceeded is precisely that whioh has endea vored to obtain the largest share of influence in these appointments. This controversy, so far from damaging Mayor Wood in public estimation, will have the effect of placing the integrity of hie ad ministration in a stHl clearer light. We cm only judge fairiy of the merit* ot aa upright public officer by learning all the tesiptations and obstacles that have been thrown in his path. From the statements just made it will be seen that oven St. Anthony himself was not assailed by so many evil influences and terror* as have beset Mr. Wood since hie accession to office. Let us hope that during his remainiog tenure of it he will continue to repel coseao tion and despise intimidation with CtaJV^e fearless and independent spirit that Ire*' Q? hitherto done. The calumnies by which he la assailed are the proudest monument that can be raised to lie success of his administration. Philadelphia National Council.-? This Na tional Council of the Knew Nothings at Phila delphia, accoiding to the information which we publish to-day, 1b a most extraordinary concern. There never has been, we dare say, a more re markably diversified gathering of conglomerate politicians in these United States. Prom that fanatical and fiery abolitionist, Gen. Wilson, to the most intense Southern ultra, all grades of opinion on " the nigger question" have their delegates at Philadelphia. Our spe cial correspondent teems to have his misgivings of the results of this omniHm gatherum. They are not troubled with the " sweet German accent" or " the rich Irish brogue but they will find it a very ticklish business, as between the North and South, to carry water on both Bhoulders. Their regular proceedings yesterday were suspended for the purpose of enjoying a grand banquet, at which we presume a good deal of busineas was dene, in sounding fishy members, in com paring notes, and in counting noses. Prior to this banquet the Louisiana Catholics were ruled out of the society, from which we infer that the proscription of Catholics, as such, is to continue a plank of the American party plat form; On the other hand, the seditious Wilson, of Massachusetts, and his associates, having been admitted &moug the brethren as in good standing, there is a prospect that the whole concern will be repudiated by the South, unless ihe test of an honest aud out-spofcea yUtform be applied to Wilson Co. We await further returns. The fate cf this American party hinges upon this Philadelphia Council. Deawixo it Vert Mild.? The Washington Union , in publishing the stroDg points of Mr Soulc's late card concerning Mr. Percy, Bays: We regret to gee, from Mr. Soute'a latter, that he is laboring under the impression that Mr. Perry's >? treach ery" sweured him ? encouragement and support" in the KtAte Department at Washington. .have ever j reason to believe that in entertaining each an iaijMtsioa ttr Soule docs injustice to the .State Department, and we cannot but hope that he will discover and correct liii error before he come* out with h<a history of his mis sion. "Does injustice to the State Department,' eh ? " Eope he will discover and correct his errors!" Marcy is evidently a little frightened He has played his game of double-dealing and duplicity so long with impunity, that perhaps he thought with the return ot Soui? another victim was utterly extinguished. Let not the ex- minister be betiayed into any mistaken gene rosity by th? pleadings of the adminis tration. They will, doubtless, be after him with all sorts of protestations of sorrow and inno cence; but let him stick to bis text , a ad show np Mr. Pierce and bis premier in their true co lors, and fill up the blanks and chinkB of this Spanish imbroglio, so that we may have a per fect history of it from first to last. This is ex actly what the people want. New Hampshire Senators.? The House of Representatives of New Hampshire haa fixed upon Wednesday next as the day for going into elrction of a United States Senator or two. We n?ay accordingly expect to learn very soon whether the Know Nothings of New Hampshire ?re, or are not, of the Massachusetts type. The election of John P. Hale is confidently pre dicted as one of the new Senators, and some ultra free soil whig as the other. Perh ?ps the rcsUit may be very much influenced by this 1 luladelphia National Council for good or evil. Wc shall see. Feeling Rochd. ? The Washington corres pondent of Mr. Pierce's ogan at Concord, puffs Col. Greene, of the Boston, at a tremen dous rate, equal to a dollar a Hue, and. sjiys that "it is not improbable he will be the suc cessor of Mr. Buchanan," as yur minister t) England. Alack aday! What a pity! Marine Afftln, .Another Steam kx for Liverpool? The screw steamer Star of the South, for some years employed in the South ern trade, and recently running between this port and Arpinwall, is advertised to leave her# on the 20th Inst., for Iiverpcol. Tn r. Loss or tuk Bark Helen Porter ?Captain Porter an'i crew, of the bark Ilelen l'orter, (before reported lost at Cape Hatteras), arrived here yesterday evening, in the schooner Entire from Ca>e Hatteras. Captain Porter gives the following account of the loss of his vessel:? On the morning of 30th, spoke an English brig bound south, who gave tie bearings of Cape Oatteras light N. N. R, distance sixteen miles. I shaped my aourse ac cordingly, and ran on an eait course until I judged Cape Hatteras light to be bearing west; distance thirty-flve miles. Bounded at noon and found no botton. At eight P. II. the ship wai kept on an E N. E. course, with a string wind from 8. E , and thick weather, and at nine P. M. saw breakers ahead The helm was put down to hricg the ship around oa the off ahcre tack bnt misaed stays and Ml off before the wind, Ind .1 r J effort was made to wear her around, but before we lu weded the bark struck violently on the bottom and im mediately cnitt.l towards the breakers \ ? long' boat out, and with great difficulty suceeS.d ?n puillrg off shore. The next morning spokS ?J! JVe stood in toward. tb? breakers w tli ou^ boat, In the hope of effectlrg a landing, bat a? th* ??I broke on the bar with mucb viol, nee, we wen nW,?H to pu l off rhore, hoping to get taken offVy vessel. In this we were dlsapointed, and a" ni?bV w? c< mtrg f n. snd having been laboring s.xU? hours Tt i" !!7' An( , , .r, n tyfTy ?<>???t increasing we re solved to p?ll In towards the breakers, and to land at all btxarde. lie pilots on shore saw us, and autieioa tirg . ur movements came off inside of the bar, and with a flag directed us with great d.ffljnlty and danger to the pltuW ? grateful for tlie interposition of a Mn.i Providence in rescuing us from a watery grave when death reemed inevitable Tne place where the ves?el struck was Cape Hatteras Inlet bar. I had not had an observation since leaving Cape Florida as the weather had been very thick and stormy ' * M. O. PORrER, late Master bark Htlen Porter. Arrival* at the Hotels. At the St. Niebclaa? fi?n. Cooper, Albany John R ??*?<?.? Znflard: Gen 1 ennia Klmlorlv. New Haven- Misa Mtintv* Weid of honor to Qaeen Victor^. Wa.MnJton; T A Walh ni&rf'k " 0en' Ct"nd41?u?' Coll At tl* M?tr?poUUn-Df. Cimpbell Stewart. B I J 9 Hunt, MIm.; H. V Sftnnon. Ent T#nnog^fr S* v' Kan* ".?? St. I oulaj Master Fl^igan. Florida: I t. iaaton vT E. Trsay, Trinity College; Brtt. Barrow* f a a,Mton' At tfcs After Hours? Misa lonrstreth and Ml?? r.nni. I Planner, Baltimore; T C Iltatt, Phila- M tv r i.t m I Hartford: Cap*. Jas balls, Boats" ' *' M W Lh?',,n. wi'.'.'S."- """? u'?t I ' i THE LATEST NEWS. BY MAGNETIC AND PRINTING TELEGRAPHS. Proa Washington. CONTESTED BLECTION CASKS? LAUD WARKtHTS. Wahhikoton, JttM 7, 1861. The an i-Know Nothings have determine to contest the election of tbe new city officers . Mr. Carlisle, la be Corporation Attorney ; Mr. Fonda 1, la*e United State* Diitr ct Attorney, and Mr Lawrence, an eminent law yer, have advised the present incumbents of the collec tor's and reg iter's office- to retain the positions till ejected by force, or anew election is held. A meetlrg of the anttes will be held to night, to aoer lain the number of votes that were rejected. i and warrants are plentiful at 91 08 per acre. Two hundred and seventy-fire a>e issued daily. The Hew Hampshire Legislature. KBSBAQK OF THE QOVkBNOK? CNItSD STATES SE NATORS Concord, N. H., Jane 7, 1855. The House of Represented ives of this State, to-day as signed Wednesday, the 13th instant, for th? election of United 8tatee Senators. Goreincr MetcaU was Inaugurated this afternoon, after which his message was read in convention of the two branches of the legislature, ihe massage com mencee by advising as little leg'siatioo as possible, and reccmmends encouragement In the State as a means of prevent. ng emigration to the West The Governor approves of guarded action in granting corporation privileges, and suggests beneficial changes in regard to public schools, and recommends the establishment of a State reform school The liquor traffic ia denounced as a public nuisance, the parent of crimes; and as moral suasion has failed to correet the evil, the mes sage recommends a prohibitory law, with very limited discrimination, if any at all, in the sale of liquors. On the subject of foreign born influence in religion and politics the message is elaborate and strongly native American. The repeal of tbe Missouri compronWe, and the Nebraska Kansas act. are emphatically .denounced as violations of faith, and the in flic 'ion of a great wrong upon th? North Tbe menage is qui e lengthy, and tkotrocplily opposed to liqnor, slavery, and holding of cfflce politically by foreign born citizens, without twenty-one years' residence in the country. Vlie Health ol New Orleans. Bai.timohk, June 7, 1868-. The Southern mail this morning brings us New Or eans papers of Friday last. They rvport the fall of copious rains, and anticipate an improvement in the health of the city. The Foreign Legion Investigation, die. Boston, June 7, 1855. Philip Kaufman, a German, was arrested here yestsr <*ay, and is on trial to day before United states Oora m 1st I oner Woodbury, on the charge of ? nils ting men for the British army. Kaufman arrived in this city yes terday morning from New York, with ten io n, Germans and Irish, whom he had promised work on farms in this vicinity at ten dollars a month. Th?y proved refrac tory when he attempted to ship th?m for Halifax, whleh led to a legal investigation. After a partial investigation before United States Cjm misuoner Woodbury, the case wan postponed until the lith inst. We are having a most bountiful fall of rain, which was greatly needed. The storm commeacad early this morning. National Indutrlal Congress. Clbvblanp, Jane 7, 1855. The National Industrial Congress met here yesterday, and effected a temporary organisation. In the evening, John Sheddin, Esq , of Philadelphia, delivered an ad dress. Vo-day the Congress permanently organized by elect ing John Shedden President; gentlemen from twelve States, Vice Presidents; and Wm. H. Day and J. H Kllp 8ft rd, of Ohio, and George F. Gordon, of Pennsylvania, ccretaries. Resolutions -were passed advocating land limitation. New York was chosen as the next place of meeting, in May, If 56. Accident to the Boston Train. Springfield, Mass, Jnne 7, 1855. The Western Railroad Company offer one thousand dollars reward for the conviction of the parties who plaoed tbe obstruction on the traok near New Worcester, on Tuesday night last. Rain Storm In Baltimore. Baltimore, June 7, 1855. A; very heavy rain storm commenced here ab >ut 4 o'clock this afternoon. Several houses have been unroofed and two blown down. One of them was in the weaiern sei tion of the {city, and four persons were buried in the ruins. Three were taken out alive, but the other is cot expected to recover. Death of a Prominent Lawyer. Ithaca, June 7, 1855. Moses R. Wright, Esq., a prominent lawyer and citizen ?f this place, died at his residence this morning. Market* . PHILADELPHIA STOCK BOARD. Philadelphia Jane 7, 1855. Money plenty. Stock* steady. Heading, 46 X; Morris Canal, 14%: Ling island Railroad, 16% : Pennsylvania Railroad, ; Pennsylvania State Fives, 88 BA.LT1M01U5 CATTLE MARKET. Balukor*, Jane 7, 1855 FtT? nunarwo K*?f cattle war* offerei to-day. and a ?ht decline submitted to. *-i?- uc o?i neta at a 26 n*t. Bogs scarce and in demand. Sales at 87 75 a |8 per hundred Buffalo, Jane 7?6 P. M Floor ? The market is dull and favors buyers. The demand to-day has been very light and the ealee are not over*600 bbls. at $9 37 a $9 6o for good brands Wis consin. and $1012 a $10 25 to r fancy Michigan. Wheat inactive? buyers holdiug off. Sales 600 bashels red Wisconsin (2 15. Corn lower- Supply goad and demand limited. Salts 20,000 busbels at 87c a 88c. Oats? no s?les. Pork in good request. Sales SCO bbls. at (18 50 a $19 for clear mess Whiskey two cents lower? supply good. Sales 75 bbls. at 34c Canal freights are nit so firm? oats 8e., and corn 13>ic. a 14c. ,ta New York. Receipts for the 24 hours enrilog nooa to-day? flour, 4,977 bbls.; no wheat; corn, 13.014 bbls.; oats, none. Aliiant, June 7 ? 12:80 P. M. It has been raining here all the morning. Tin re has been nothing done in flour. Cora.? Sate?, 1,000 hashers yellow ronm by railroad at $1 06, and 1,500 bushels n extern mixed at 91 05. ye have no sales of wheat or cats to report. O^WKOO, June 7?6 30 P. M. Flour ? Sales to-day, 1,000 bbls., at $9 50a $10 60 for common to extra State. Wheat dull : sale* 2,5C0 bushels at $2 08 for uper Lake, and $2 50 for white Michigan and Canadian. Corn dull, at 98c. a 99c. The receipts have teen eo small to day tbat they are not worth tele graphing. It has rained very heavily all day. V:wi from Venezuela. GENERAL QUIET? AFPBKDENSIONd OP AN INVASION FROM NEW GRANADA? PREPARATIONS FOR DE FENCE?FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES AD JOUBNUEN I OF OONGRKBS ? A MINISTER TO WASHINGTON ? THE AVFS ISLAND DIFFICULT* ? CLAIMS Of VENEZUELA ?If ABUTS. By the brig Cuba, arrived yesterday from Lignyra, we have itceived advices up to May 25. We learn that all was qu'et, though apprehensions were entertalaed by the government that an invasion of the province of M&racaibo by New Granada might oc cur, and troops were pressed into the service to protect the province in case of any outbreak The country was sunk Into a deplorable state of bank ruptcy by the late administration, un-er its Imbecile President, but the present Ministry seems determined to extricate the country from its present difficulties. The Amer.cau Minister, the Hon. Charles Eanaes, is proceeding satisfactorily in tue duties of the Legation. Ills duties are likely to be arduous for some time to come io the prosecution of American claims for spolia tion mid other causes. The CongTers had adjourned without adopting any lm poitant measures, except the conflding on tae President dictation powers. American produce was in abundance, and oountry produce scarce and high. Five Spanish vessels arrived in the month of M?y from t-paia with fl->ur. Thus Spain is competing with the American farmers in their great staple, and flour was reduced $2 p*r bbl Colonel bias, thief of the Venezuelan navy, csme pas senger in the brig Cuba, as a commissioner .rom hi>< government, to tettle the guano question and the Isle o( Aves. Fiftj men had been presssd into the service, and were to have sailed in a man of war*- toe 26th for the Ieles of Avts, se an additional force to protect the island. Venezuela claims this valuable island by right of conquBft from the original inhabitants, the birds, and having planted their standard upon its soil la tlie fare of the Yankees, who wern so anxious to rob the bircs of tbilr previous deposits that they omitted to plant the stars and strip?a, in the name of their gov?-? meat. Colonel Bias will proceed to Washington, with a view to the recognition or this newly acquired territory. The Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce held a meetlog in the ller obsnts' Bank yeeterday. On taking the chair, the Pre ildent, P Perit, E#q.,. presented his acknowledgements to the board for his re election. He remaked that the re presentations and actions of the Chamber of Commerce had always been favorably received bythe State and National Legislatures, and by the community at large, during all the long term of its existence, since the year 1768. He thought that this fact should appeal as a stiroclsnt to the members of the Chamber to maintain tbat Influence by prompt and efficient action on the im portant subjects continual y claiming tieir attention. The only business of importance that came up for con sideration was that embodied la a communication re ceived from Hon. Mr. Merritt, of (juebeo, fn relation to the reciprocity treaty. Mr Merritt recommends to the Chamber of Commerce the necessity of urging upon our next Congress the matter of extending the principle of reciprocity to all articles produced by Canada and the United States. 1 he communication was referred to the Fpeclal Committee upon the Keciprocity Treaty, wh ch was appointed in January last. Tnit The* trw.? Owing to the great amount of foreign and other lnt.,rMt'n8 news in our paper to-day, we are obliged to omit ?ur usual notices of the various places of amusement. Tl* ??*kers after pleasure are referred lo oui advertising eoi 'U?ns. Tfcn UU AflUr mt Honor. ? o> iwiUb <!?? *UKU wow piM M U?M? Mlmi Ml. F. B. Breehsnildfu and Mr. Fruk Leavenworth, two members of the Shakspere Club, has created a |mt sensation throughout the city, bat mora partic ularly among that portion of the community called the "higher claase*." It was reported that Leavenworth bad bora killed by hi* antagonist; bat Or. Alfred Grime*, tha surgeon who accompanied tham oa their "shooting excursion," *ent a despatch to hia father, informing him that hia eon waa -'badly hart " Desiring, however, to leain whatever additional particalara might hare transpired ainee we publiahed oar account of tha affair, one of our reporter* called yeaterday at the Clab haute and asked to aee the superintendent. Ha waa Informed by a waiter that that gentleman was not in, bat that If be would wait for a few minatea he would doubtless ?ee one of the ' member*. About fire minntes after a gentleman made hi* appearance, and being informed that he waa a member , our reporter made known to bim the object of hia visit, whea the following conver aa ion took place I' ll kportkk? 1 desire to obtain all the particalara in re lation to the late difficulty be '.ween two of the member* of jour clab. Mkmber? Well, sir, you can't get any particalara here regarding it. It ia a private matter, and one with which the public hare nothing to do. Rt porter? There are a great many conflicting reports about the affair, and I ? i?n to obtain a reliable account of it from some one of the members. Can you give me the particulars? Mkmbkr ? No, fir; it ia purely private, and does not concern the public. Reportsr? That is a matter of opinion, and the press and the public muat be allowed to De their own julges abont it. Mjumkr? What la the name of your paper? Ksportek? The Herald. Mkubkr ? Well, sir, all I have to say is, that your re port waa incorrect Rkfoktkk ? Ah ! indeed. Will you be kind enough to point oat the part that is incorrect? Mkmber? Oh I it ia all incorrect? it is wrong in every particular. Rktof.tkr ? Is It not true that the quarrel which re salted in the duel occurred in this house ? ? that the par ties are members of y iur club?? that they went to Canada to tight a duel? ? that the duel took place, and that one of the parties was shot ? MmnEK? The statement in the Hsrald 1* wrong. Both parties wi re shot in the leg. It ia a matter-bo v ever, a* 1 aaid before, that the public ha* nrtbin^Blip with. J|K) Rkportkr? You will allow me to differ with you In that particular. It is a matter with which the public have to do. The law* of the State are very severe upon duelling, making it a criminal offence. The public have a right to pronounce their opinion upon it, and the press to publish every violation of the law m this a* well as in other caies. The parties knew they were guilty of a violation of the laws ot the State, and therefore went beyond it* boundaries. ilnnMi -Well, sir, we can give you nothing about It here. Reporter? You will also allow me to add that you should be very careful In making a eharge of incorrect ness against a paper if yoa are not able to sustain it. Here the conversation ended, and our reporter took his leave. Although he was unsuccessful in his par suit of information at the Club house, he wai afterwards informed that both dnellists were woanded, and that Mr. Leavenworth was, according to the last accounts, in a very critical condition. Mesars. Middle ton and Jame* M Pendleton, who acted the part of seconds In tbe affair, have not ventured, it ia aaid, to make their sppearance In this State since the duel, and it i* proba ble will keep oat of it for some time, for fear of the consequences. Meantime, the greatest excitement pre vail* among the members of the different Clab* and the "higher classes," among whom the affair U the general subject of discussion. Apart from the immediate consequences of the aflat r Itself to those wbo are involved in it, there are aerloua considerations connected with it which ate particularly deterring of notice. The quarrel originated in a Clab bouse, and tbe cause was an alleged violation of one of tbe rule*. Mr. Leavenworth had brought a friend into the house who wai not a member, and who had not even a ticket of admlaalon. Upon this point the rules of this Club are, like those of all othera exceedingly strict, for it ia in their exclu?fveae*? that their principal attraction to all wh* are connected with them consihta. For thia, aa well aa the demoralizing in fluence which they exercise upon their members, they can never be too atrongly reprobated by the publie. To tbe Clubs of London, perbapa, more than any other eauie, ia England indebted for the vices and imbecility of bar ariatccracy, and many of the disasters which have fallen upon her aaaa In the Crimea. There are abont twenty altogether in the English capital, whtoh are aupported by the nebQIty and the wealthier claaaea; and among theee it la regarded aa a mark of great dlatlnction to be a member of one of them. They are without a tingle redssming feature to reoommend them to public support or conntenanoe, and ao long as they ?? encouraged in England so lo^sr wiu uiir evil effects be I ftit t/iA Uio bucuu system. Clubs like these, and poc sensing their most repulsive I features, hare been established in oar midst, and have aheady produced their effecta in the demoralization of a portion of our young men. Here, in oar free country, they not only oreace a spirit of exclusivenes? that Is at war with oar liberal inatltutions, but they pander to the most depraved tastes and to tbe indulgence of the moat sensual appetites. Instead of fostering a lan labia and praiseworthy desire in oar young men lor intellectual pursuits, they teach them to lead the life of the gambler, the gourmand, and tbe debauchee They caase them to ignore the refining influence of woman's society, by sub stituting in its stead that of th? mott vlcio uh an 1 degrad ing. In France such establishments could not exist, (or there is a gallantry in the French character, and a love for the fair aex, thai would lead them at once to reject an institution In which the existence of woman is entirely ignored. They have been tried there, but they have invariably failed; and to that fact may be attributed, ia no small degree, the efficiency of the officers of the French army, and their admitted superiority over the English, 'lhe existence of this evil in our midst should be deprecated by every man who has the true interest* of the country at heart. It ia a fact that some of ou. gTea est defaulters have not only be n member* of these Clubs, bat that tbeir sohemes&of swindling have been concocted in some of them. Stock gambler* assemble here in private, and lay their plans for tbe next day'* operation* on 'Change, whlls their brother members ate engaged in other game* of chance, 'at wbich thousands of dollars are lost and won. It la aaid that they are established for "the promotion of social inter course," hut that Intercourse is ol the most restricted kind, and ia cenfined exclusively to the members oi the CluV From the rules or tbe Union Clab, of which tne great rai.road defaulter, Schuyler, was oas of the prin cipal members, it appears that the admission fee to that ia one hundred, ana the annaal subscription twenty dollars. In this establishment, which ia fitted up in the moat sumptuous style, they have card and billiard tables tor the amusement of the members, and every cppoitnnity is afforded them for indulgence in other ganes. J he number of membera is not t) exceed six hundred, and any candidate lor membership can b* excluded by one black ball in ten wnen balloted for. The Shakepere Clab is conducted on nearly the aami principle, and differs in very few of iti features fiurn the I'nion Club. 1 here are a number of other institu tions of a similar description, .though not so extensive, in New York. Among these is tbe Journalists' Club, which was st arts <1 a few months since, and which ia also exclusive in it* character We cannot say too much to express oar condemnation of these and of their evil influence? on the young men of the country, and we hope tbat the late duel, if it is productive of no other gocd, will lead to their complete dissolution. Meeting of the Fire Commissioners. The Board met last night at the office of the Chief Engineer, in Elizabeth street. Present, Commissioner* Brown (in the chair), Cartwr'ght and Freeborn. Chief Fngineer Canon was also p reseat. 1 he first business transacted waa th? confirmation of ?x pulsions by the various companies of membera for disorderly rondnct, non payment of dues, neglect of duty, fcc. Some forty expulsions were confirmed, and quite a number laid over for farther consideration. COMN.AIKT8. Hore Company No. '6 complained that Engine Company No. 8 interfered with their apparatus while running to a lire during the month of April. At the request of the Commissioners, the difiiculty was referred to the mem bers ot the respective companies to be settled by them selves. Complaint of Engine Company No. 17 against Engine Company No. 44 was dlsm:ssed, because no wilful Intent was rhown on the part of Engine Company No. 44 to make a disturbance on the oo can ton referred to. KXPOBTB. A report was made on the subject of the organisation of so exempt engine company in the Third and Fourth districts. The Commissioners did not deem it in ths sphere of their duty to organize exempt companies, as the ninth and tenth sections of the "Act for the regulation of the firemen of the city of New York," only empowers the Board on the organisation of volunteer fire coupicies. The act expressly states that the twn "vo lunteer firemen" applies only to such persons as are, or msy become, members of the Fire Department; but as the petition refers to exempt firemen, the Board deem it outside of the sphere of their duty to interfere in the matter, and asked to be disoharged from consideration cf the same. In relation to the case of Engine Company 1#, for dis orderly conduct, In running Into Hose Company 14 and Hook nnd ladder Company 4, on various occasions, the Bosrd resolved, "That Engine Company 15 be, and hereby is disbanded, and that the Chief Engineer be re quested to Uke charge of the apparatus." The report went on to complain of the conduct of runners and others not connected with the Fire Department, tending to bring unmerited odium on the active members of the depsrtment by their quarrelsome conduct and riotous {rcceedltcs. / report was also made on the practise, so common in ths department, of persons besoming members or sngine end hose companies without performing any duty, while reaning all the advantage.! of such membership. The Bosrd is determined to put an end to this evil in fuiore. Measures sre about to be taken to have the matter thoroughly investigated, and the evil remedied. The Board adjourned to meet next Tuesday evening, at si me place. Orkket forty minutes rid* through a beaut'ful ooantry, the firle Railroad, and a m'.te walk from the depot, < the Falls, brought ua to an excellent piece of ground, | which Washington occupied when ha retreated fren Long Island, and now aead by the Pateraoa Cricket Club. Ob this ground the above exciting match w? play<d yesterday, and drew a goodly ?how of spectators. Peterson got terribly beaten, by 72 ran*. Tftey played well; bat New York came too strong for them, though they sent their sesond eleven. Their fielding waa good, especially tome catches made by Law and ILnchclige. Shaw batted well, and made a splendid 4 hit. Tregear headed the score of the day, getting 33 in the two In. ninge? among them 8 twos and 2 threes. Law, Peareoa and Rose must not be forgotten. The New Yorkers played capitally all round and made big scores. Barclay I made 5 twos and 2 threes, and scored 28 in both innings;! Porter 4 twos and a three, and made 22; Torer made 21; Scott got 8 twos and a three, and made 25; Harrison made 20. Richards batted aad bowled well. Preston (a | new player) is n great acquisition; he fields capitally, and made two beautiful catches. The Pateraoa club treated the New Yorkers most hsspttably ? engag'ng rooms for them at the Cottage on the Cliff, and Messrs. Brady provioed a beautiful cold collation between the innings. Umpire for the Paterson, Kr. Shaw; and for the New Yorkers, Mr. Fletcher. Scorers, Messrs. Bart lett and Cook. The score was as followi: ? JfSW YORK CLUB. Secoml Innings. Ftr$t Innings. Aiidy Earciay b. Piking ton Perttr c. Hiiichcllffe b. Hiking ton 8 1'rchton b. Hallis 0 Fcott c. Hincbcllffe b. Uw 25 1 owers c- Law b. Hallia. . 0 Spivey c. Law b. Pil knjton 1 Hsrrit-on c. Bincbcliffeb. law 18 ( alwt rly c. Hallis b. Law 6 Baiilerie b. Hallis 2 Maxwell b. Hallis 3 Richards not out 3 Byes 5 Leg byes..... 2 Total. 4 h. Hallis 24 28 run out 10 22 b. Hallis 11 11 b. Hallis 0 25 not out 15 21 run out 4 6 b. Law 4 20 b. Hal) in 0 0 run out 0 2 leg b. wicket 6 8 h. Law 2 k Byes 7 12 Leg byes 6 5 Total. .71 W 1?5 Butler c. Porter b ards 8 Shaw b Richards 0 Law b. Richards 0 Hichcliffe b. Baiilerie... 0 Baliis c. Maxwell b. Baiilerie 0 Pearson b. Baiilerie 8 Tregear b. Baiilerie 18 Rose an out 4 Pilkin^Bk b U-illerie... 0 Greave b. Scott 0 Smith not out 0 Wide balls. 3 Bjes 2 PATKXSOH CLUB. Rich b. Richards 0 o. Baiilerie b. Rich'ds 0 o. Preston b. Rich * ards 0 c Harrison b. Baii lerie ? 3 c. Barclay b. Rich ards 1 c. Scott h. Baiilerie. 8 rt. Porter b. Scott... 15 e. Porter b. Richards 2 b. 8cott 0 not out 2 c. Bailierie b. Ricn arda 1 Wide balls 9 Byes 3; leg byes 1. 4 Total Netting of (b? Canon LMgn?. A CHAIKMAN WASTED- AMCSBMBHTS LEKICIKVT. A meeting of the friend* of temperance was held las* evening in Continental Hall, on the oorner of Thirty fourth street and fiighth avenue. The gathering, whioh wm expected to be Urge, was, in oonsequence of the storm (temperance folks being kind of dry customers}* rather u"?" The room, which is a very spacious one, was about one quarter full. At ten minute past eight, the meeting waa called upon to select a chairman to preside over tbfir delibarations, bat none eould be found wlUlng to assume the responsibility. Again and again Mr. Blackmere requested them to nomi nate a chairman ; but it seemed a hard matter to find a sound, substantial tessperanoe man, In this auguat a? semblage. At last, after a disagreeable lull In the pro. ceedings, a chairman was nominated to fill the post, but he declined; but the urchina in the front seat would not admit him to refuse the honor, and Mr. Blackmere conceiving that it was the unanimous call of the house, begged of the nominate gentleman to tome pp and^Ute Us seat on the platform. Mr. Marshall, the ""J*? who was nominated, after the yeas sad nay; on this solemn question were taken, asoended the took poo* scion of ti.e chair, a cushioned bench behind the speaker's desk. The difficulty of selecting a oha>r "mt. Bla<?SSS proceeded to addje?8 nft?<riot in the course of hie remarks be alluded to the late riot in I ortland. He was surprised that the murder of one maA n sustaining the Maine law had w much axdta mant while vo many mnrdera and suicide cl? arty wj? TSlo turn " cuSed in thia dtywithout causing JOm JaVt astoniihment. He (??e speaker) had once appllad to the DiatHo* Attorney to proaecute a liquor caee, bnt bcanswer to this wquest was, that it was only a misdemeanor, and be could not touch It. He argued that would be much better to check misdemer.nors while 1hey were such, tban allow Uquor to go on in ita i full strength. until misdemeanors turned oat to bs nothing ihort oi murder. Liquor, he continued to say, had tilled our prisons the last year with twenty-fire thousand prisoners, and our city with seventy Her. Mr. Corey was next introduced to the meeting. He said that there had been ?om great erenta within the last two thousand years that) iad marker sress of the world, 'ihe first was the blrtb of Christ, in introducing into our world that new dispensation, that combined all that fullness of glory and or prophecy, snd all that was hopeful for the race: the other was at the close of the dark ages, when Luther went np to the old Cathedral and nailed upon the door his Immortal thetis. The souno of the hammer before the casing masses sent const* rnatien among tne nation* of Europe. The third may be found in our forefathers days, when the pilgrims, driven by persecution, wended their way through storm and tempest to th.s desolate land and planted their feet on the cold icy rock of Pljmouth, and tbeie, amid that "oll^rr waste, ?*"*' "P their prayers and thanksgivings to God. The fourth may be found In thst immortal Instrument which waa at last aohieved on the Fourth of July, when indepen. dence to these States was secured. And hence It hM been customary, from that hour, to hail that' day _with gladness. Little boys are accustomed to look forward to it with joy, and make bonfires and speak of the time of our forefathers, "the time which tried men s souU. But I apprehend the coming Fourth of July will be held with peculiar pleasure, because there will go i Into < effect a law which will destroy rum vending aud mm drinking. I (Applause^) This would be the "fifth great event in history. For more tlun half aoentury the tempe rance question had been before the American P?ople. It wss an American idea. The Idea that men could abstain from drinking alcoholic liquors grew up on our own soil but, although I have searched the records of the pa?t, I have never been able to find the man who first put tbat liiea forth. The speaker traced the progress of temperance from its rite to the pre lent time, when the party were to favor of the most stringent prohibitory laws, and total abstinence from ell lntOilc*ttnf liquors. The Carson League believed, and he believed, that tney might as well license a man to deal out arsenic to hia fellow creatures as to allow the liquor dealer to sell rum. Tbcy were now on the eve of a great reform. The man who vends rum shall be sent to prison for this offence, as the man who steals vour purse, or for any ctner offence which la likely to send him to prison. This was probably the last address he would make until the law would go Into effect; pwhape it was a valedictory address. (Laughter) Mr. C. spoke at some length on th? poisonous quail tie, of intoxi cating liquors. He al.o defended tt?e policy panned by Major Bow. although it had lea to auch faWresulU. He then dUcusead the question of the practicability of enforcing the Prohibitory law in this State. He believed It would be done. At first it would meet with opposition, but ultimately it would triumph. Americans abiding people, and tbty would obey It until, if it wis found obnoxious, repealed. And as tJlU.^r'i^,^hr7 law wss righteous, and founded npon truth and rignt, 1? an "succeed. They had an illustration of this in tha Fugitive Slave law. No law enacted was ever mora ob noxious to the North; but, because It was law. It waa obejed. So it would bo when the Prohibitory law come into effect. And because it was law 't would be obeyed, which would have the effect of knocking tha decanters sky high. (Great applause and cheering, ana vhistling from the juvenile portion of the audience.) Mr. BUCIUMU rose again to solicit support la the shape of a collection to defray the expenses Oft he tarpon League, In persecuting the rum sellers He al luded to the dlFttissel of theliquor cases by Justice Bo gart, and boped that they would not get discouraged? Say, they were lueky in not losing yora than one wit ness yii ev have fiiteen more case I left for next weak. The League had no idea of retiring from tue contest. Tbsre were several gentlemen abroad collecting sta tistics and observing tue Uquor dealers closely , that they sold their rum acoording to law. The speaaer closed his remarks by promising a song. The hat was then passad round and a few cippsra were H. Hatbi wai next introduced. His topic waa law. We lived and moved and had our being In Itf, and because we were law ablllng and law loving citi zens he waa sanguine of the success 01 the prohibitory law. He was fond ef looking at tbe phlljsophv er things, and it was in this light he viewed the question. There were two great opi>onente to the law. The oao was Bellsl, the sot who loved to indulgs In his pota tions. But take tne temptation Troms ueh a man, and he will thank God for tbe relief It Is difflcu't to withstand temptation, and none knew It better than he Their next gTeat opponent was the follower and wo. shipper or Mammon It they had any one to fear, it was the wor thippers of Mammon. There was not a throb of pity teat in their heart far mankind, and ihise were Ue rum sellers. It is their Interes t i con ?* gRainfit the enforcement of * prohibitory *^ But could not truth and ? rlghteou.nes, cm .tend against them successfully T Haa It come this tbat men who sell their souls shall dictate to societr what kind of laws it shall have, and they shall be put In execution!- It is lor men these that tbe law Itself was made. Tba la w *"mur made for tha righteous, but for the prof an , f derer and the manalayer-the marifrart ^ tha fa?ar, the murderer, of tbe mother and tbe m* gentlemen, go around your ci y, poison, there one of these ' Un nkstctei ii.r the Jou fhTVLsUa-a man who is the murderer of tha "Jkii" t?>'t M ?? ???

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