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' . I I: I, ' - . l- Si f --: l'i 's Tr:'- ; I Nvj - 0 ff rat. 4 i UriEf-SdrK Stmts. : HEW-TOBT, TUESDAY, OCTOBEB 9, I860. TUB YUEW-TORK TIMES. FafclUhed ta th Tikii Balldlnf, frontlnf the CKj HU Park, on Park-row, Sprac and Nassau u. ; . The KKW-YORK TIMES (Daily) la puUUb4 every norning tod eTenlujw Prtca Two Cim, served at U4 Cr a week, mailed 8ix Dollam a fwu Th KEW-YORK TIKES (Seanl-Weekly) T Dol-UU a Jr ; two eepte to n adore for Fiv Dol-lass ( The XXW'TORK TOTES fWeeklyV-Two a year; tea eopto to on ad4rWfor Tn Douaaa; vest eoptoa to om addree tor Twisty Douabx. Aajr ftrton m4&4 a a Cf IWaf y or wtari will J mtv- fUd U tttrtcopy. The Bemi-Weekly and Wtalctg Boat to Clergymen at tho lowoat dab rates. Specimen Members forwarded oa appUeatioa. t THE TIMES FOK CALLrORXIA la pabliabed oa tho Aapartare of over? MaO steamer. Price, la wrappers, SvecenU for dntlfl oopies. Txasr Caah Invariably ta advance. . t AUJetUr to beaddremed to th " Publishers Nxw. Tex TlMia, Kew-York City." Aaaaocaaeau this Srealag. 108108 OARDKN ALL that Olitii i sot Gold . BLACK-HSU 8CAS. LAURA XEENE8 THEaTKE Aiikh Axoo. IrUTTIK GARDEN Get Uaacaisa. ;WJlLL1C1?8 THEaTEX Plaiiso with rial, j BOWERY THEATRE Tu Foot or tb Familc Taa ftFtia An thk Plaoc or LoirsoH. WW BOWERY THEATRE Fact Wonts or thi I Moaaaa Dai Aaraoni.. MAMXtnCB MrSZmr-Atternooa aad Irenlar-Jo-axra Aa aia Banaaaa. BOO LEY CAMPBELL'S, Xtblo'l Salooi -EraiorxAN MTaaiAiaaBars. iJJJf AL-BTREET No. 36-Wamocra rui 1 o Ou PAWTwoa. ttAUAAT NEWS OF THE DAY. Another monster Fusion meeting was held ia-aide and outside of the Cooper Institute last ven-,ing. 'Upon the nomination of Wilson G. Hukt, Hod. Joilh A. Dix, Postmaster of this City, was called upon to preside. Mr. Joshua J. Hkhet, on 'behalf cf the Fusion Committee, reported tho Union Electoral ticket agreed upon, which was unaniroously rati lied by the meeting; and;the Committee continued for the purpose of advancing the Interest of the ticket. Strong Union speeches were made by James W. Gieabd, Bauvxl J. Til- DES, CHARLES O'COJiOE, JOHB COCHBAHK, Ul&AM .Walbkwox, Tbkodork E. Tomllnson, and others. The demonstration outside was one of the largest jet .held in the vicinity. Our Special Correspondent in Philadelphia tela jjapha that the greatest excitement exists in that city 'relative to the election, which takes place 'throughout the State of Pennsylvania to-day. Des -"perate efforts are being made by all parties to carry (Tie State, and the result will be looked for with the most intense interest ' Advices from the City of Mexico to the 17th, - and from Vera Crux to the 18th of September, have been received by way of New-Orleans. Mlrahon was still at the Capital, and is reported to have 11,000 men. The Liberals occupied Queretaro as their head-quartera. The matter of the condemnation of the Spanish bark Maria Conception had iwen referred to Madrid by the Spanish authorities, jmd the Spanish Minister was said to have advised a conciliation of the Juarez Government. This Hrould seem to throw doubt upon the statement ,'that the Spanish Commodore had been prevented from bombarding the City of Vera Crux by the in-, terfermco of Capt Jarvis, although the statement is reiterated by the New-Orleans Picayune, bat only as a verbal report: The English Minister had 'proposed to mediate for peace between Jcabkz and MixAMON, but his overtures had been rejected. ; TWe receive by the Pony Express, which arrived 1st St. Joseph on Sunday night, later advices from the Pacific. The Express left San Francisco on 'the 2Cth ult. Business then was reported as still brisk, the healthy demand from the country con-' tinning. An attempt was made on the 22d to place the British ship Termagant on the Government dry-dock at Mare Island, when one of the sections gave way, - followed by the others, and in a lew minutes the whole dock was a complete t wreck, from which the ship was with difficulty . extricated. It will take several months 'and cost $200,000 to repair the damage. ' Mining . accounts from Carson Valley, as well as from the new Coro silver mines, were ' very encouraging. The ore from the latter assayed very rich. Glowing accounts also reach us from . . the Oregon and British Columbia mines. There were no now features in the political campaign in California. From Oregon we learn that the dirri-, culty in the Legislature liad not yet been adjusted. The Senate continued adjourning from day to day " without quorum. There were rumors in rcfer-, ence to a fusion of the Douglas and Breckinridge men for the election of Senators, but nothing of a reliable nature. The two wings of the Democracy had each held Conventions and nominated Elec-' toral tickets. A vessel had arrived at Victoria, British Columbia, from Hakodadi, Japan, after a month's passage. She reports having found the Japanese unwilling to carry out the provisions ot the treaty with the United States, in consequence of which she was unable to procure a cargo. All y foreign coins passed only at a discount of fifty per cent. Tlte Japanese had concluded a new ; treaty with Portugal. . Our correspondent at, Great Salt Lake City sends us a summary of Utah news to Sept. 14. The . weather had become decidedly cool, and people were beginning to think about preparing for Win- - ter. ... There had been much stormy weather, ac-companied by high winds and thunder and light - , ning. - On the Sunday previous to the date of our - correspondent's letter, Briqham Yoonq had " peached a sermon to the Mormon missionary m elders, In which he positively forbade their sending or bringing home any finery of any kind, or their corning home as merchants. When they were out among the Gentiles they must confine themselves to preaching, but when they returned they could goto speculating. . It will be noted that notwithstanding all the pretensions of the Government, ; the Mormons have succeeded In getting everything in the Territory pretty much their own way. ' Juoaong all the Federal officers sent out, only one - remains who was in any way opposed by them, ' Mr. MORRELL, the Postmaster of Salt Lake City. r The Prince of Wales left Richmond at an early - hour yesterday morning, and did not reach Balti-. more until 9 o'clock last night, owing to a deten-1 tkxi on the railroad beyond Washington. A crowd collected at the Washington depot to greet him on ; the passage through, and on his arrival in Balti-' more he was received with considerable enthusi. I asm. Hia Highness was to have attended an ope-, ratio entertainment last night, but he arrived too late, lie leaves Baltimore for Philadelphia at noon i to-day. . , ; The Board of .Aldermen had a long and unuau- ally harmonious meeting last evening. The Mayor invited the Board to " assist " in the reception of "the Prince. of Wales, requesting them to meet at ' the Governor's Boom on Thursday, at 11 M. for t.' that purpose. The invitation was accepted, by the dose vote of 7 to f, but a resolution to appoint a committee of five (offered by Alderman Boolx,) to cooperate with the Mayor, was laid on the table, the debate on the question calling forth some left-handed compliments to the Mayor. An extra appropriation I ct $7,000 for the Infunta' Home," did not meet wtih official favor and was referred. A report in favor , of an important change in the grade of Canal and Elm streets, was adopted. In the Board of Councilmen, a resolution by . Councilman Kajtb, to appoint a Special Committee , of three, with power to send for persons and papers, to examine and report the Indebtedness of the City for the raception and entertaiunect of the Japanese Embassy, was voted down, and a motion to rocon-cider was lost. The Mayor invited the Board to . unite with him in the reception of the Prince of - Wales, but no action was taken upon the communi-cation besides reading it. The Board adjourned to Monday.... . . .. - In the Supreme Court at Special Term an important Insurance case was . yesterday argued before ; ; Justice - Bokxit. The point In controversy is 1 whether or not the Directors of a Mutual Insurance . Company - are liable for losses sustained by parties insured, where it is shown that 1. .material misrepresentations were made of , the. capital and ; assets of the Company. : Court of Oyer and Terminer met, with a reso-, ' begin huaineaa tn earnest, the District- Attorney hating four cases of homicide ready for ' trial, lu each Instance, however, the counsel for the defence was not ready, and the Court had to "postpone the trials to a subsequent day. The Grand Jury presented a huge number of indictments ; and several prisoners were arraigned for murder, burglary, forgery and other crimes. N ameroua caaea were sent to the General Sessions. - In that V. Court, held before Becorder Baaxaan, the princi- pal case brought up for trial was that of the noted "emigrant boarding-hotue keeper, Jon & Ex. Mi cart, charged, oa the face of the indictment, in ..jconicactioa.wwiiia barkeeper, Micoaju. Bxajt, with the heavy crime of "larceny from the person " of one Joax QCALtor. Tits sum alleged to have hnm tilm was nnlv Mffhtr-five eentsa iWe gtve the particulars elsewhere. The trial! was-nof" concluded when the Court adjourned, j amis uc-Domalo was sent to the State Prison for two years, on a conviction for grand larceny, j The Stock Market opened! under some depression yesterday, but subsequently recovered in rices. The dosing temper of the dealings was Tegular. Consols 88J. Erie 28 V cent. The market for : Money is steady. Exchange lower. Sales of first-class bills at 109 cent. The Bank re. iurn is steady oh the Specie average, with a further decrease of a million and a half in Loans; and Discounts. ; I I The transactions in Flou. Wheat, Cotton and Sugar were extensive, indicating an upward tendency in the market for each. Corn was more freely offered, nd was heavy. Provisions, were quiet, as were also Metals, Oils, Naval Stores, Coffee, Molasses and Whisky, fllay. Hops and Rice were in demand. The slightly increased claims of shipowners tended to check freight engagement. The Fusion Meeting. The meeting of the Coalitionists last night was a very lajge and imposing demonstration. It was one of i the largest jpolitical gatherings we have evert fceen in thi$ City, and was distinguished by a very marked dgree of enthusiasm. It would have 6en singular if the , meeting had pot been large, for it finbraeed three political parties not j only of this City, but of Brooklyn, Staten Island and Jersey City : also. ' As a popular demonstration it was all ', the most sanguine friends j of the movement 1 could have desired. j j The speeches, however.jwere by no means : equal to the Occasion, llhey were without exception pointless and Spiritless, entirely lacking in practical argument, and dealing only in those empty generalities which satisfy no man's judgment, and express no positive and distinct opinions. Gen. lix presided, as the special representative of the Federal Administration. His remarks wtre especially tame. Their whole tenor was apolegetic and ; despondent, lie thought j that if the fusion ticket had been nominated earlier, it would have had a fair chance of success : He re- ; gretted that it was not constituted differently, and thought that, in spite of the objections : urged against ticm, coalitions were sometimes j perfectly justifiable. If this is all the 4dnunu-tration has to say in support of Fusrori. it cannot claim to bf very thoroughly in earnest, or make anybody believe that it is hopeful of success. i I I The other speeches werejquite as feeble and 1 ineffective. With the exception of Mr. j O'Conok's. they were all written out and put j in type, "cheers," applause.'' "laughter." j and all in advance of the meeting. We print ! them just as they were sent to us, not at all, j we presume, as they were delivered. ! Innei- j ther form are they in the l?ast up to j the as- j serted exigency of the occasion. Gen. Wal- j bridge labors : through a very long array of stale misquotations, to convict the Republi- j cans of aggressive and incendiary (designs 1 which they have over and over again repudiated and denied; and John Cochrane ! was somew hat more bombastic and Hess intelligible than usual, which w as quite superfluous. Mr. O'ConWs. speech w is common-place in its topics and its treatment of them, and added another jlo the many proofs he has already furnished of the fact that a man may be a rery great lawyer audi a very small statesman. Its entire drift was to make the Republicans responsible for sentiments and purposes which ihey have repeatedly disclaimed in every possible and conceivable form. ! Not one of the speakers1 made any attempt to vindicate the fusion mofement by a statement of its practical w orkiags. Not one ventured to look at the condition of the Country in the event of Lincoln's djefeat, or to give us any assurance as to the possibility of electing any President, or as to the principles on which the Government would be conducted. It needs but little reflection to show that the rial dangers and difficulties of the Uruon will begin when fusion shall ha'e proved successful. Narrow and shallow riiinds, incapable of looking beyond the immediate event which engrosses their attention, j are exultant over the prospect of defeating Lincoln. But what then Suppose that to b accomplished ; what is to be the next step - Who! will be be elected or how can anybody be elected President ? How do they pjropose to siirmount the real perils that will attend an election, or an attempt at i election, byjthe House-:? The Disunionists have method jin their madness. They have a clear and well-defined j plan of operations, and a defeat k)f an election by the People is but one step in the systematic programme by which their proceedings are governed. But our Northern Fusionists seem to be content to play into their hands, without giving a thought to the ultimate results of the action they are proposing to take. We do not believe the pebple share their indifference or their reckless folly. The mass of our citizens are not accustomed to voting without some regard to theprinciples involved in the contest land the provable effect jof their action. : j ! The Beginning of the End. The most intense anxiety prevails as to the result of the ! Pennsylvania election j to-day. We shall without doubt be able to announce it in to-morrows Times. It s generally felt to be decisive of the Presidential contest, especially if it results in a Republican victory. The main contest is for dovernor. The Republican candidate Is Mr! CtRTiN, land his opponent, Cot. Foster. Jis supported by a coalition of; the Breckinridge and Douglas Democrats with the Bell and Everett Party. If the latter is beaten, therefore, it wjUl seem reasonably certain that the! Republicans have the State, especially as there is no such fusion now, nor w ill any be possible in that event, on the Presidential ticket. If; Foster should be elected, on the other hand by the Republicans that th it will be tlairaed s is no fair indica- tion of the result in November, inasmuch as there will be no such fusion then. But the success of the ifusiou ticket now wifl render fusion on the presidential ticket j unavoidable. It will be regarded as roof of ' what the Opposition can do'if united ni it j will be Terr difficult, in the face ufjsuch a ' demonstration, to preyent a union. WhatCTer ' the leaders may attempt, the rank and file will ! insist upon a fusion ticket. This will be the inevitable and I the most important effect of a Republican defeat to-day. j j The October t lection ini Pennsylvania always exerts a prodigious influence, both within and without that State, ripon the Presidential contest. In 1856 its efnict will be remembered. The Republicans endeavored to rally after it, and made a gallant trogge,-it is true. But they worked against the current. The October defeat had impressed upon the public tnlnd the certainty of a Democratic Victory, and the tide could not be turned. Th defeat of the Republicans in October was not only the precursor but was jalso to very considerable extent the cause, of a Ishnilar re&nH In November. ' The iame result though la a smaller defree .would follow now.1 if the -Republicans bhall be beaten to-da, their op ponents will be stimulated to new ekertions, they will be incited to perfect their coalition, and to prepare for a much moTe vigorous and effective contest next time. If, oh the other hand, the Republicans are victorious, the Presidential contest wffl be substantially decided The Democrats will have 110 hope of success. and wjll not be able to; effect any union cither among themselves, or with the Bell and Everett men. They 'will have no motive for exertion, and will maintain only the nppcaranev of a contest durjn? the remainder of the campaign. Cheap Water. It would not be easy to exaggerate the importance of a bountiful supply of pure water to the general health and comfort of cities and large towns. Btit no sooner does this first principle of civilization assume the practical saape of costly water works, suited to the prospective w ants of our growing towns, than !o ! the resrrvoirs are but half full, and the engineers are threatening us with new reservoirs, aqueducts, engines and taxation. It is only a few years ago that New-York celebrated the introduction of the copious and inexhaustible Croton ; what is the- hydraulic condition of its 6trects and houses to-day? Fountains as dry as the desertf-hydrants that w(-r' to throw thtir full streams to warehouse tops, 'scarcely able to expand a hoso ; penurious drippings in the second stories of dwellings, and the dry whistle of ajr entering a vacuum, ia the upper rooms ; manufacturers taxed for water to an amount almost equal to the rtnt of their buildings; news columns filled vith appeals to good citizens ito refrain from the excessive use of water ; jo.fficial reports acknowledging the utter inability of the Department to check the enormoijs drain on the retervoirs. More than ten yeSrs ago we were told that the maximum capacity of the works was exhausted works designed far a much larger population and that, suffering would inevitably follow an interruption of the water supply. And at this time we are paying for a reservoir of enormous cos and magnitude, to be drained like the rest,jby the remorseless demand for water a demand which increases with the supply a thirst which the Father of Waters could scarcely quench. Determining to profit by the experience of New -Yoik. Boston attempted to insure the most lavish provision of water for the wants of her citizens ; and what do we find there? Deficiency and complaint on all sides ; the immense brick conduit designed to' carry an ample supply when half full, compelled to work under a two-feet head to maki up in velocity what it could not furnish in volume, until it was burst from overpressure ; and at last, to assist it, a new system of supply mains of extraordinary size. Philadelphia, Jersey City, and Brooklyn so soon illustrate the same excessive demand. And it; not only would appear that luxuries generally will soon be " as cheap as water," but that it j will ultimately be impossible to furnish a plenty of water at any cost. ) What becomes of all this water ? Were not the calculations based on a mo&t liberal allowance to each of a larger nuinberjf inhabitants, or is every creature in thd Metropolis washed and rinsed three times a day ? We shall look in vain for satisfactory answers in all directions but one, and we have ! been persistently looking in every other direction since water was first brought into our houses. The following extract from the last report of the Purveyor of the Brooklyn Water Department, is one of a thousand texts, writtei and un-written.w hereon alone.reform can be preached and practiced .- i " In few instances meteri have been .t at private bouses, as a means of ascertaining the; quantity of water used. The re.uit ha.s shown that ihe quantity of water used by different individual's varies in a very extraordinary degree, ranjin't from ISfj gallons to 1,075 gallon--ier uay." i Again he says : j ' in most instances, where a difference! of opinion has existed a tr the quantity of water UMtd by manu-luetories. the use of a metre has shown in almost every instance a consumption of from 0 to 59 per cent, more Uuui represented by the consumer." And there are plainer evidence of waste than these. How many thousand people in this City draw a barrel of water to jret a cool tumbler full to drink? now mary thousand faucets are left open all night vtnt them freezing? How many to pre-thousand small but industrious, thoughtlessly if not purposely opened in oar distributing system, and making up in number what they lose in volume, are mrming awayt) the sewers with the noble stream that pours over High Bridge? And since there be nj effective restraint, short of absolute measurement, while wanton waste costs the miscellaneous body of servant no more than care and prudence, however much it may cobf the taxpayers, how do we expect to make tip the deficiency An increased supply will encourage rather than prevent waste ; there can be no limits to w aste. The Spring floods of the Mississippi all the aqueduct could carry, under boiler pressure, could be poured into our sewers through the seive of faucets which might easily enough be left open in the houses of this city. Our present system of water-rates offers no possible check to. any amount of waste. Charging people for water by the size of their dwellings furnishing them facilities to draw thousands of gallons a day, land then charging them for as many hundreds, because their houses occupy a certain number of cubic feet of space, is as absurd as it woald be to charge them for gas in proportion to! their age or complexion. ! The only reasonable method of preventing waste, is to charge each house with the water which goes into that house, and the; only possible method of ascertaining this quantity is to measure it, or rather, let it measure itself, like gas, by passing through a meter. Then the amount of water that people are willing to pay for will be a very delicate test of what they want to use ; and the reservoir wffl fiU up and water win run in fourth stories, and the enormous works even now contemplated by the engineers works whose sie, under the present system, can only be estimated by the amount of water that people can waste-will not be required these many yers. The authority referred to above states also, that the price of the difference of water Estimated and that really consumed, would iin many cases pay the cost of a meter in three months. In London, the water departments have generally expressed the belief that poor meters are better than none, while in Brooklyn, a considerable number of the best meters are in use ; and the opinion of hydrate engineers generally is, that measuring thi delivery is not only the most economical, but the only practicable .method rof, introducing cheap water into towns and cities. Then no person can feel aggrieved by paying more than his share, aar will any be deprived ofj the moet luxurious rivers of water, if they want them, for the engineers can bring Lake Erie down here if it were only ordered by responsible parties. We are building and planning works to empty the Croton River into New-York Bay, a scheme which, however magnificent, is quite unimportant compared with finishing the Central Park and completing the paving of Broadway. We believe that one branch of the Croton River is required for domestic and manufacturing purposes, and we would earnestly request those who control its disposal, to measure it out to those w ho are w illing to pay for it, and to abandon the scheme of letting it run uninterruptedly through our City on it way to the ocean. The Tailors on the Prince's Ilall Some wag, no doubt disappointed in his hopes of shining among the starry elect of New-York at the coming ball to the coming l'rince, has perpetrated a very unjustifiable hoax upon his more fortunate competitors. He has contrived (probably through - the assistance of some mercenary yeUow-plush) to insinuate a quizzical paper prepared by himself into the same envelopes with the "invitations" issued to the General Committee, the tenor of which is! so cruelly insulting to the flower of our fashion, that we should not be at all surprised, in case the author shall be discovered, to hear of his being beaten to death with iflwre'-colored gloves, or strangled with perfumed pocket-handkerchiefs. In this docunu nt out anonymous Theodore Hook avails himself of the op-portuuity to snub all femaN Gotham by stating that all the ladies who propose coming to the Prince's Ball must understand that " under no consideration can they be admitted with bonnets." He then goes on to inform all gentlemen "not entitled to wear uniforms, " that they will be expected to appear in evening dress, viz. : black trowsers, black dress-coat, black waistcoat and white cravat, or white waistcoat and black cravat, (the tormc-r preferable,) and light colored kid gloves " Now, this would be a very good joke, perhaps, at the right time and in the right place. It is possible that a generous and microscopic mind might discern some faint quality of fun in a lesson on costume, delivered by a Broadway tailor to ; an audience of the townsmen of Hardscrabble, bent on a Royal ball. But when a man's humor or ill-humor leads him to publish such a sermon on the toilette to the whole world, as a fit and proper and necessary preparation of the '' Mite of New-York" for a ball given exclusively by invitation to less than one numerical third of the traditional " upper ten thousand," the tiling ceases to be even approximately witty, and subsides into an uncertainty -over wiiich one hardly knows whether to laugh or to use strong language. A Massachusetts bard, near akin by blood to the ' laudator of Washington," once wanted us all that we should be careful in all our tales to " keep probability in view." The advice is just as sound for jesters as for chroniclers. The funny fellow who wrote tliis "circular should have remembered that when he instructs the four hundred ball-giving Committeemen of New-York in the meaning and nature of " evening dress," and further advises them of his own preference for the "white choker" of the British waiter over the black cravat of the cosmopolite gentleman, his drollery becomes so grotesquely absurd that it ceases to be droll. It is not at all more amusing than it would be to advise all the " gentlemen of New-York" to wash their faces and hands at least once a day. and to be very rare-ful not to go to a small dance in a shooting-jacket and goiters. There are some tilings which people who are selected to give a Metropolitan ball should be supposed, like judges, to know ; and to assume their ignorance of these things as the point of a joke scarcely indicates an absolutely attic pungency of wit. We make these remarks on the hypothesis, it will be observed, that the " circular" which provokes them "s a hoax. We are loth to believe that any other hypothesis can be for a moirfent entertained. For certainly if such a j circular was in trutli necessary to prcvent the " elite of New-York " from rushing to a ball in goloshes, tartan waistcoats, Tweed sacks, wide-awakes and comforters, it is ; a thousand pities it should ever have leen issued. Nothing under the Heavens, unless it be a giraffe in an opera-box, can be imagined more imgTaceful and unhappy and uncouth than a man who needs to be (old what evening dress is, wearing that most trying of costumes. If the elite of New-York, as this circular would imply, are really to appear in evening dress for the first time, atlthe lTince's ball, they will present so piteous a spectacle that for the sake of the national honor and the good looks of the house we ought to protest against putting them to such a test. Who that has ever seen a company of Indian chiefs in swallow-tailed coats can think without a shudder of four hundred inexperienced pale-faces struggling for the first time with the angularities of the same tyrannical garment, choking scarlet in the puffy folds of the unaccustomed white cravat, and pilloried, like Boole and his brethren in the Japanese days, in " light-colored kid gloves?" Seriously, and in the name of our average civilization, we do protest against the very wantonness of concern, anxiety, excitement, distress and general "fuss," which seems to have become chrome with our people whenever a tlistinguished stranger drops among them. If New-York had never seen a ball, or if all the social experience of the world were united to one or two European courts, we could hardly have transcended his remarkable circular ; and we trust that the extravagance of the absurdity we have here exposed may have a wholesome effect in toning down the minds of many good people, and in preparing them to receive the young son of the British Queen with at least as much regard to their own dignity and that of the great people which the Prince has come' to visit, as to the dresses which they are to wear and the " impression" they hope! to make upon half-a-dozcn sensible foreigners, who have every reason to feel both flattered and gratified by the honors which have been bestowed upon themselves, and through them upon their Sovereign. i Tai Board or Alder ex and the Mato. To judge from the proceedings of the Board of Aldermen last evening, there is a hitch jbe-tween the Executive and Legislative Departments of this City, j The Mayor sent in a jo-lite invitation asking the presence of the Aldermen on Thursday, theSlth insUaljl2 T. M.t in the Governor's Room of the City lTan, preparatory to meeting the Prince of Watea, who b expected td arrive from Itiladelpnia at about 1 o'clock P. M. This inyitailoa J was accepted b7 the meager majority of one seven mc tiuiuiauin ,aau six in the negative?, Aid. Bools, who distinguish ed himself as CnaliTriAn of the Japanese Committee, proposed the appointment of a Committee of five to cWperate with the Mayor in the reception of the Heir Apparent, but this was voted 'down by tw elve to three, and he then declared that if the Mayor should present his bill for any expenses incurred in this re-Ceptioa, the claim would never receive his vote. In fact, the Alderman was indignant. He declared that the resolution inviting the Prince on behalf of the City was only sent at the request of the City authorities, (made by himself,) to w hich no official response had ever been received ; but now they were invited to join His Honor in the reception. The dignity of Boole is evidently touched. We mentioned the other day his scruples about having anything to do with the jPrinee, and his action now tends to confirm those reports. It is very pleasant to notice the method he adopts to avenge his personal wrongs. He will vote for no public money to pay the expenses of the reception, because he is not allowed to figure as Chairman of the Committee. This is being chivalric at the City's expense. Fortunately Mayor Woon has promised to pay all the expenses out of his " privy purse." Amusements. The Opera House closed definitely last night w iih a full and fashionable house, assembled to speed the parting Pattt. The fair songster, now upon the wing once more, sang her sweetest In the role of Lmda, and of course everybody pretended to be dreadfully distressed that the " season" had come to an end. Tliis is always the way w ith everybody ; but thj' " season" may justly complain, w ith the babe in the epitaph : " If so soon that I was done for, I wonder wlat I was begun for." Mr. I'ilman will, no doubt, echo this complaint, and w e trust that it w ill rouse turn to make some effort of a serious character for doing justice to this much-injured " stasou" at a later day. Meanwhileour stars rise upon the Prince in Philadelphia on Wednesday night, and other "star," new I come, are waiting " madly" for their spheres. Wintkr Cardek Miss Ccsumak as Mej Meskilies. The manager of this Theatre was sorely put to the test of gallantry last night, in the tak of providing seats for ladies who, with the gentlemen accompanying them, arrived a few minutes before the curtain was raised. Every seat was then filled, and chairs had to be obtained to fill the aisies, or passages, through the parquette, and the vacant space beyond U.e regular teats in the dress circle. This was finally done, but ft was done with difficulty. Luckily the Lafarge Hotel was a bank on which the DK'jiagenient could run for chairs. Miss C'hablotti Ccshmak appeared for the first time in nearly tour years in her magnificent personation of Mtg Mrrrtlus, and the announcement of that attraction w as the occasion of the extraordinarily crowded house of last night. We have nothing to say of her acting in that part. It has spoken for itself, for the past eighteen years, before many thousands of people on each side of the Atlantic. It is, perhaps, with two or three melodramatic defects, one of the greatest triumphs ever known. We must say that we have seen her better supported. Mr. Coil. dock was respectable as Dandir Dinmont, and no more. Mr. Datidoi is only an ordinary Dominic Sampson. Miss Ada Chiton and Mrs. CHAsraAn were " so-so" as Julia Manncring and Lucy Brrtram. Mr. J. Dunk as Hairy Bertram, w as deservedly encored in the song " Be mine, dear maid.' At the end of the second act, and of course, again at the fall of the curtain, Miss Cdsbmam was enthusiastically called for by the audience, and was led forth on each occasion, by Mr. Coolbocx. The play is announced for repetition throughout the week, and cannot fall to draw crowded houses. Niblo's Tbxatre. Mr. Forrest appeared in the character of A'fur Lear at this establishment last night. The house was well filled, and the tragedian received a w arm reception from his admirers. Mr.. Tasistko's Rkcitations. At the Clinton Hail Lecture feoora, Mr. Fitioisald Tasistko will recommence this evening a series of recitations from Shakespeabk not ordinary recitations, be it understood, but the delivery of an entire play simply from memory, personating at the same time, as far as the modulations and inflections of the voice cau do so, each separate character. In itself, the feat is a marel, and will; doubtless, prove very attractive. The play, on this occasion is " Hamlet." Barni m's Mi skcm. The indelatigable Barn'UM yesterday added a new attraction to his unrivaled collection of curiosities, in the persons of the Siamese Twins, Chan.; and Ktcu, and two of their children. To the rising generation they have all the attraction of novelty, while those who saw them on their previous exhibition, years ago, in this City, will probably be happy to renew acquaintance wii.h them. HOOLET AND CaMPBKLL'B MlNSTRELS. The large room of Niblo's Saloon is an attractive feature of Metropolitan amusements at the present time. Kthi-opian minstrelsy and the comicalities attending it always possess a charm which the wise can only account for by saying that man. if he sometimes weeps from necessity, i- naturally a risible animal. Under the management of Messrs. Hoout and Campbell a far higher degree of excellence than has before been attempted in this line of entertainment lias been reached. It is removed from any approach to vulgarity, and may be witnessed by the most fastidious. THE PRINCE AT BALTIMORE. The Trip from Richmond Delay on the Rail-read Passage Through Washington l ueateniatioMs Reception in the Monumental City. Special Dispatch ta the Nsw-York Times. Baltimosi, Monday, Oct. 8. The early hour at which the Prince took his departure from Richmond prevented his becoming further initiated into a knowledge of the peculiarities of the denizens of the sunny South. A short ride on horseback, a breakfast, an endurance of popular regard during his ride to the depot, and a telescopic view of the country from the roof of the ear-house comprise the list of his operations at the city of Richmond. The trip to Washington w as marked by no peculiar 'eature. A tremendous and flood -like show er of rain detained the cars, rendering their prompt arrival at the Capital an impossibility. A slight lunch was provided them by the Exchange, of which they partook en route, and, on arrival at Washington, they drove directly to the depot of the Baltimore and Ohio Railway, where crowds of ladles and gentleman had gathered to salute and cheer the coming and departure of His Royal' Highness. There is no doubt that the Prince Impressed most favorably the people of Washington, whose reception and entertainment of him were in marked contrast with those at Richmond. Lord Ltoks. ascertaining that the delays on the Virginia Railroad would interfere with the proposed arrangements at Baltimore, telegraphed to the Gilmer House that as the Royal party would arrive quite late, they would preferjlea and meat, una lead of dinner, as ordered; but the dispatch came too late, and the bountiful dinner previously prepared awaited their coming. An admirable Police force kept back the impatient crowds who thronged the streets near the Hotel, and the passages thereo were well guarded. At 8 k o'clock the music of the band announced his coming ; tbe crowd settled Into an anxious awaiting; the policemen cleared the way ; select few stood by the steps leading to his apartments, and silence reigned supreme. The Prince, with a jaunty India-rubber cap slung over hi left shoulder, entered the Hall ; the people uncovered so did, he; they cheered vociferouslyhe smiled, bowed, and followed by his suite, ran up the stairway and vanished into the luxurious apartments provided for; his occupancy. A great many beautiful bouquets have been sent for the cheering of hi room. Letters la. delicate feminine i handwriting awaited his arrival. j ' y f A comfortable bed waa prepared for him, sad If he V not well suited it's hi osra fault, i o . T 1 He did not reach the City la season ta bear Ceuoss " TraviaU"- fact which a much regretted. He has expressed a desire to visit that section, of the City known as Uaterick, where the Woody Kaow-Nwttdai fight, took Place. He a tononr by the Mayor aad ConauieneralilZ'f4 reached here this erenlag, Tukt the rartotu JJ?" Interest la and about the Cfiy, aniieav. vZ. train titr PKilklrO,!. . 1 -t.i-.u i. . mZH i - - leaving Prhwj it la Canada, roughed It at the Wel aad eodZT! at the South, he now look forward RluYeagW aau!? pation to the enjoyments, the festivities, th IT" ' sies and luxuries of Philadelphia' Mew-YaA Boston. J- . It v.-, h " There is much political exdtmeikherJW-iI. There Is an immense procession of Mutate MaW Baix and Evaaarr, out with tore hem; The baW tion of the Druid HU1 Park IspostrnM aatUttie ' Inst., in consequence of Inclement weather T? i " 1 ' K.H0lrin t THE PEKNSTLYAMA ELECloi Excitement Araeng PeUtletase-Bettlac.. tar nrnii-venperare Kffertn Beth Ride The CeasrreMleaaJ Reported Imswrtatie efj j Delegatus. jBngfca fre New-Yerk. i Special Dispatch to the 'Vw-jTork Tut Phh.asbi.fhi a, Monday Octa. i The excitement here exceed anything I har seen in years. Of course rjoUUciansare every van talking, calculating, i bargaining, elpg and tlat sold. The People' Party retain theij; confidence of success, offering freely to back theb jdpiaioa. ' A bet of $500 w as made this afternoon on Hyp thousand ma-jorltv for Ccetiw ; another of $l,000a offered by a Democrat on five thousand for Ctrri, but U ra not taken. This evening the best offers! thjat I turn hear made by the Foster men iare Wsjttf 9100, er See to four. ' . : H t.;- Gen. Fdstix, Senator Biotxa, MrJ inrUr, Collector of the port of Boston; and a; large faroe of Clerks from the Departments at Wa4hlagtoa are; U tow n. Ther came with the expectaon of effecting the election of Bsoddia and' one oV two others to Congress, but appear have little hqpej -of earryhtg the Governor. j j ' j; U ; J! It being understood to-dayi that Mr. . Foeria had secured the hearty cooperation of the AdLmlrUbtratioa. the Douglas men have taken alarm, arid are threaten- tug a break. Unless they can be satisfied of being all right for them, they wrill cut him. Foem'14 as 1 intimated yesterday, the Prrtt of this moraia: almost openly advised the desertion of; Foshx. In a letter from Washington, signed 4 OcciMionak,'' written here by Foaaax, the friend ef Mi. Douola Care admonished that they are being slaughtered by fusion. Efforts have been making, to-day, iadikc Lx mak and Bbobbxab, Democratic candidates for Congress in the First and Second Districts, to deeluif i favor of Ebvaxd Krao and Hall Ftktan, the Bell candidates. The big guns of the part were fn-oaght to bear on the Democratic nominees, frit they would . not come down. They publish cards,' this afternoon, declaring their determination to run. J lt is Bald hai In one case, at least, this firmness against fusion is due to the cause of causes a womarul , . ? .1 1 . J I am of the opinion that we shall ' lose six of th delegation .in Congress. It seems tdlme almost Ira-possible to elect Burua la this First;! Moaan la the Second, Vxaxxx in tbe Third, Cans In the Fifth, Sai JiasjB in the Sixteenth. The Eighth, which was represented by Swasts, deceased, there i tu hope of carrying again. I think that Loadaxcxaa, la the Seventh, Campbell, in the Eleventh, If als id the Fifteenth, McPwbrsoh in the Seventeenth, and: PaVnf In the Twenty-fifth, are to be very chise rua, thottgi there are hopes that all five may be elected, i ,f A large number of prominent politician of both parties have come over from New -York to witness aa take part in the work of to-morrow. Vennsylvani U this year the Keystone of the Republican archj fa ! their estimation at least If sh drops put, the wooi ' stiucture will tumble down. iTo akl and averi at great a calamity, many of the best artificers! of both parties are sent to labor. ; ' , lr . It is said on reliable authority that a number of pipe-layers are to be sent over from iNew-Tbrk tolnight to-vote the Democratic ticket to-morrow, ; I have seea a' letter from a distinguished Newj-Yorke, advising uW three thousand roughs are to arrive byjthe lae train, and several Detectives are here to spot thern. Arrangements have been made to obtain early retora of the result, but yon must recqllect that the polls do not close in this City until 8 o'clock; and iin other parts of the State they are held ppea util 7 ocloclL so that it will be late before yoa can dfti1n hiuchi- lormation. j u LEtL. AFFAIRS AT TUB NATIONAL CAPITAL. Diplomatic Matter A Political OjBeaee me t-ennsyivania utiecviea Army X Metre- meats, dkc. Special Dispatch to the New York Tlkat. WASBiaotoa, Monday) The State Department has addressed a condolence to the Chilian Government, in letter of 6, - which a high tribute Is paid to the social and Lueilectt, aii'tai- ities of the late Seuor Bsllo. 1 Seuor Lishda, the Brazilian Minister, leaves here 9 to-morrow for New-York. ' jj The Administration is investigating the charge against a prominent official, of having been franking Douglas documents, i A . messenger has beeadi-f patched to New- r-Jersey for Information ; llf ' foaals ;e will be. " Of)f withlhls head. 5 " ; guilty the sentence The Democracy here are desponding ail io th re sult in rennsyivania, ana large bet are offered agaat Fo8txb and not taken. ' i Lieut. Col. CxrrrxxDix ha relieve Majl Rvrt la the command of Fort Union and the rule regiment A rearrangement of the troop tn the 1 sento New-Mexico has been ordered by Col. Favxtlish. Assistant-Surgeon Babtholow remalnt Fort Union, and relieves Surgeon Bailt a medical officer at that post. Surgeon Bailt relieves 8urgeok Kai at Alps-' querque, who in turn relieves Surgeon.; Sloas at fast Fe. The latter officer will receive lnrtructjoasfrfa the Surgeon-General at Washlngtoa. 1 j . Surgeon Coounoa will be relieved from duty oa the 1 st of December In the 8urgeon-Genefai's office, aad will proceed to the Head-quarters of the Departataat of CaUfornla, and report for duty' as Medical Purveyor for California and Oregon, taking pott at the Benlcia Barracks. I ! 'ii '! 4',:$ Suraeon Mcsbat will return to BaitlaoreJ sal re port to toe surgeoa-uenerai in bo ctrtor oraera, Assistant-Surgeon CaASu Sam duty la the Surgeon-Oenerai'B offio. Dispatch te the seriated Waaaiseroa, Mooaday, The Cevenue cutter Harriet Lan$ rein night, and left thi morning for New York. Numerous and urgent, but laeaectuaL sj have been made tor tad further poetponeimel Minneeou land ale, da the ground thit are unable to make payments for preetnptit within the prescribed time. ! of the Interior, the preemptors! will merilably lot their lands, If sold and paid for by other parlie ; tt . If not old, they would, under the decliratofT aettoee -of settlers, have the benefit of a year fcredit allowed fy law for paying for laad' thus beconxe iuhjectH f to private entry. j : : J !) T j Yi "I : The following named officer have been ordered Aa the sloop-of-w sr. Vsmdmif, ef the East India wmfid- ron: Commander 8. P. Lax; LieutC fouatvWsss, , Wilsoi and Flsmuo j laad to the alooof-ar j of, of the African sqaadroa ; Command Tatl. Llet. Gonraia, Hatb,Mabaw, D amm and RajuAT. ' j- .,. ; ;v I;! 'j- . - I 'Arrival of tae; New-Mexicas ifaXL-.:. - IintBraxaiaci, MS MoadayJ Oct & , The Kew-Mexicsn iinaa, with dates to tie lit tilt, arrived thU evening. The rvepdraUOtts for Icampaiga against the Indian has not 'Intimidate ; tfca. A party of them went into Fort jFanturW ihort time go. and ran off 60 head of fattlA heloar '. ilng to D. E. CcsaoiXT.j The volunteer toi th war againM the Navajoes have marched for th if 'rendesvoua.. - f t ' i ' - j r l v i ' ; ! .The election for members of tbe House W &epre- lapntaHrM nuwd off Oaietlv. J. A. II w fleeted to fiU the' Taoancy of judge,; bccaWoaitf theresignatioa i Judge baibk, j.irj. w . Bu1fffb4laawmsalUi U a Ignea v f J 7-tf?,; i s . - DcLlV media pucatLaM it of the thd settler daiuu m ! .nrr 1 "A 1 .

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