Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 15, 1842, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 15, 1842 Page 2
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.NEW YORK HERALD. Raw York, Friday, April 1.1, 1H4I, The Yevr Common Council. The several Ward Inspectors of elections hare j decided that there are eight aldermen and eight ar.sstants of eech party elected. The Sixth Ward will be returned doubtful. What a pretty bit of excitement we shall now see. The N'm Steam Ship?The Great Western has been out thirteen days. We m iy expect her, therefore, to-morrow or Sunday. She brings news a month later, and it will be very important- The re-sult of the division on Peel's Bill will be known?the position of the ministiy?and probably a further development of their views towards this country. Th? Britannia which sailed on the 5th, will also soon be here. AsoriitK Election is Ji nk.?By the new Public School Law, an election takes place throughout the city for School Commissioners in June. We Bupl>ose the Sixth Ward Charter election will come oil" at the same time. Election Retuhnb.?The Board of Canvassers of the Sixth Ward met yesterday morning to make a return ot the vote cast at lite charter election! on Tuesday. The following is the result in the three districts according to the official returns:? For Jtlderman. Second District. Third Dis. FourthDis. Shaler, 177 1*1 SI i'errU, 70 304 120 Oroliui, ISO 133 237 For .fui'ttsnl, "fogan, 167 122 75 Henry. 77 sob 119 At well, 187 135 234 For Collector. O'Neal, 168 120 78 Connolly, 76 j<J0 110 Brennan, U>9 140 231 Mr. Wm. Sinclair Jr who was officially authori/. ed by his associate inspectors of the first district, Messrs. Wade B. Morrill, (whig) and William Lyons. (democratic) to make a return to the Board of Canvassers, presented a report in which it was stated that at the time Dunn's Sixth Ward Hotel was attacked by the mob of ruffiuns, they were engaged in counting the b allots for Aldermen, having cornnlffprl the' mnvARta fur Vlmtir. That tli*? thr*>*> in. spectors considering iheir lives in danger, left the ballot box and hastened out of the room to the lower part of the building, and when they returned, ai" ter the mob had departed, they found the ballots scattered about the tloor and the box overturned. That the inspectors for that district could not make any return of the ballots cast for charter officers, tinder their oaths of office, and he therefore presented a paper containing this statement of the facts which the canvassers received and anaexed it to the other returns. This statement was signed by the two Democratic Inspectors of the district. The official result for Mayor is as follows : ?Moi. lis, ll?2; Phoenix, 713; Monroe, 1; Field, 3; majority for Morris, K>9. The whig prints claim the lollowing as the result in the lirst district of this ward;?Crolius, 190 ; Fertis, 100 ; Shaler, 1( 3 For Assistant, Atwtll, 1S6; Hogan, 96; Henry, 107. This would produce the following result iu the ward:?Crolius, 751; Shaler, 490 ; Ferris, 594. For Assistant, Atwill, 742; Hogan, 162 ; llenry, 612. This ward will consequently he disputed in the Common Council, and on the assembling of the new body on the second Tuesday in May, no doubt that each of the candidates balloted for will appear and claim their seats. The result will be that a new election may be ordered by the Common Council, but as both boards will stand eight Democrats to eight Whigs, how that result or the admission of either of the candidates will be brought about, time alone will determine. The Board of Canvassers have declared that the Whig candidates for Alderman and Assistant in the k-uicruiu ?* niu mr ncKiru, aim mat tne i'emocratic in the Eighth are chosen. This places each party with the same number in the Common Council, as follows:? IVhig?The First, Second, Third, Fifth, Twelfth Fourteenth, Fifteenth und Sixteenth?8. Democratic?The Fourth, SeVfcnth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Thirteenth, and Seventeenth?8 This will prevent the removal of any of the present persons holding office under the Common Council until the Sixth ward election is decided. If a new election is ordered, in all probability the difficulties among the Democrats will be reconciled and the ward carried by them, which will secure a major.ty of one in each board and two in joint ballot. There will be terrible times with both parties to secure the vote of the unterrified and riotous Sixth. < ?n it depends the fate of either party in the city, and if an election is ordered the colonizing by both parties will be such, that we should not be sur- 1 prized, if instead of 2<t0d votes, which is about the i average number polled, that 5000 will be received on ( that memorable day whenever it arrives. ] The position of the Mayor at this crisis is peculiar. The appointing power of all the officers of Police is in his hands exclusively, therefore no changes or very few may be expected under that head He also holds the veto power, and can thus control the passage of any ordinance appropriating the public funds. The watchmen are also under hie jurisdiction, as no removals or appointments can be | made by the captains of the watch, without his { consent. The 784 watchmen are therefore snug in their places. The Board of County Canvassers meet on Tuesday to examine and report upon the votes cast for Mayor- They have no power, however, over the result for Aldermen, k.c-, as the decision of the Ward Canvassers it final until reversed by the new Common Council. We understand that Mr. Allerton, who was elected on the whig ticket in the Twelfth Ward for Assistant Aldermen in a resident of the Sixteenth Ward. If so, h's election is void, and Osgood, the highest Democratic candidate will be entitled to his neat. This will give the Democrats one majority in Joint Ballot, until the Sixth ward election is decided. rrvsr Pvee* for sale ?The " Boston Times** is offered for sale, at the price of ?15,OUO cash, or shor1 endorsed notes. The establishment has two of Hoe's presses and plenty of type. We advise the Times not to sell out, but to doublu its price?get up to two cents, and take another lease of life. Tke penny "Tribune" doubled its price during the hurly burly of the election?no one observed it?its eircu- y lation is of course reduced one half, but what of that? n 2* j - ?ii can ?nora io get along with decency and no 8I debt. Cent papers are going. Tut Paoai.tif ?Several of the penny papers are discussing the important rpiestion, whether Sandy Welch's turtle soup is good, or only indifferent? P! probably the turtles have signed the pledee. We suppose, however, the soup is good ; but turtle soup without a glass ot brandy and water after it, is generally indifferent. Turtle must have brandy,or at he gets sick at the stomach. * K.miobasts ro* Tr.xts ?We understand that re. veral emigrants for Tejtas have already engaged their berths in the packet New York. They go to ^ Texas to hunt for cooss, and carry their rules with p them Svmpatht roa Tax ts. ? Meetings in favor of Texas and against Mexico, have been held in every 11 southern and south weatern city. Upward of fifty thousand dollars in money and munitions hate P been subscribed tor the Texans. 1 ~ * ._ ..%??? nooTina ? i wo very amiable gentlemen, named Fraier aad Richardson, one an officer in the n( Canadian Militia, fought a duel near Detr< it, on the fi-h instant. Their good intention of bcrng a h< le in each other unfortunately failed. TLey both fired five times at twelee pares without effect. Tt eir 0J mothers' did'nt know they were rut. . How to oct *ii> or riat-cmi Moxrv.?Go 'o thote be auction: of fashionable furniture. N< The Character of the Knitting Common Council?The true Point* In Inni. The character of the coming Corporation, and the point* of controversy involved, increase in interest and importance every day ; and each day resembles in i's results a perfect geological period. The whole cru't of the concern undergoes an entire change ; mid there is a settling down, and breaking up and disjoint ng, and upheaval of the whole mass, that it would puzzle even Professor Lyell himself to give a date, or name, or classification to the strata atter each upheaval or subsidence has temporarily ceased. To add to the interest and excitement, and to increase the contusion, all the papersaeem determined to misrepresent the state of things, and get upafdlse issue. The " Journal of Commerce" and " Express" are raising a great outcry abont the School Bill, Insisting that the election turned upon that alone, and they loudly clamor for a repeal of the law recently parsed by the legislature, which repeal, if it took place, would only renew all the religious excitement, fan the now dying embers of discord, until the whole community would be in a blaze?or a general geological contldgration. The " Tribune" is crying out " fraud, fraud," and insists that the locofocos mean to cheat the whigs oat of the city, and that consequently there must be batllu, bloodshed, and death done for the sake of the city; which means for the sake ol the thousand and one offices in the gift of the Corporation. Now, the vwhole of these outcries are almost too nonsena cal to be answered. Ths election did not turn on the School question at all; that was not mixed up whh the struggle this time. The locofocos had a clear majority of nearly 2000, as is proved by the election of Morris lor Mayor; and they would have carried 10 or 11 of the wards easily, had it not been for their own family quarrels with which the School question had nothing to do, causing them to run two or three tickets in some of the wards Hail the whisra rained their maiorilv of the wards by the School question being raised, they would Imve also carried Pucenix in for Mayor; because Morris was as clearly identified with the present School Bill just passed, as he possibly could be, and was openly, expressedly, and decidedly in favor of u change in the system. Therefore the result of the election was not influenced by the School question at all. Again, the locofeco defeat in the 12th ward, was caused by a personal difficulty among two of the candidates, without reference to the school question. That in the 11th ward was caused by a personal difficulty be'wccn Dr. Archer and Mr. J. Bloodgood. That in the 6th ward was also a mere personal itfl'air of preferences between two parties of Catholics and their leaders. This is the true solution of the curious result of the election. As to the cry of " fraud, fraud, and blood, blood," we must wait till next Tuesday, when we shall get the returns of the board of canvassers. We shall then see how much fraud there will be, and how much blood it will be necessary to shed. We presume that the canvassers are honest men, and will act justly. And whether they will throw out a few tickets here and there, or annul the election in the 6th ward, are matters that do not at all affect the great questions of the day. And whether the re" suit of the decision of the board of canvassers will be to give the whiie a majority of three or four, or only a nominal majority of one in joint ballot, it is very certain from present appearances that there uill lie a sufficient number of the friend* of the present general administration to control all the appointments. And this,therefore, will raise the great issue of Clay and Tyler for the first time in our corporation, and ] Cause all ihe nnnointmpnta an/1 ^priainno tn Ka ma/Jo r, - ? upon one or other of these broad grounds. This inevitable result is clearly seen by the Clay men and Clay newspapers, and as clearly dreaded j by them. The course taken by the friends of Mr. Ciay all over the Union, is accelerating the division 1 f the whig party; the Clay men see it?their own 1 movements tend to it, and yet they hesitate because i they are afraid to draw the line. The Clay papers, therefore, raise the cry of the school question, and repeal, and fraud, and every other foolish and false i issue, none of which can stand the test. Still, it all i tends to keep up the excitement in thia most extra- 1 ordinary of all the cities of the world. And the 1 public mind is gradually becemiag worked up to the highest possible point of tension, and unless a safety valve is opened somewhere, something must give way with a terrible explosion. Already gloomy and hypochondriacal individuals are going about the streets crying, "No Popery"?"The ] country is in danger"?"The Pope of Rome 1 rules the Republic." Others, with pale faces, and heads like squashes, or a great woolly turnip, lope along squealing out "fraud! fraud!" " There must be a civil war in the city ? , Others again with skulls as thick as the interior is empty, are moping gloomily along saying in a solemn tone and with a lugubrious countenance, " Wood will tlow!" The locofocos are going about , saying " Don't give up the ship!" which means al' j the fat offices, pickings. drinninoa. ntenli?crn unit nil The Irish go about saying "Heads must be cracked !'* ] And the loalers bring' up the rear and go about sing- , ing " straws must be put into barrels !" And so be- j tween the whole of them, we are likely to be in a < beautiful, thrilling state of excitement for some time ( to come. | Under all these circumstances the next corpora- j lion will be one of the most curious, interesting, , >xciting, quarrelsome Common Councils that ever , met in the city of New York since the downfall of , he dynasty of the Dutchman. We shall have more rows, more fights, inore blood shed, and more fun when they first meet and wherever they meet, than ( we ever had Irom any previous corporations. Washngton will be distanced, and we shall throw Congress completely into the shade. Talk of Tom i Marshall, and Wise, and the "Guard" and Bully 1 Dawson, and Arnold, the Roarer, why they will be 1 mere " small potatoes" compared with our common 1 -ouncilmen, and their quarrels, and fights, la short, it will be a rich?rich time when the new corpo- |, ration meets m May. It will be a perfect god-send a i? politicians and newspapers, as the fat offices, j pickings and stealings, will be to those who get e them 41 Bli od will How" indeed! so will beer and u tnd brandy, to*. Sajlx or Rxal Estate v Brooklyn.?A very ii raluable sale of real estate takes place in Brooklyn o-day. See advertisement in another eolumn. It vill go olf very cheap, as great pains have been ta- 81 en to conceal the ssle,4and give good bargains to " omebody. Do you take 1 Can you dance tbc pi- n eon wing 1 v Candid ates, rntr*nr.?We advise the whigs to a vpare their list of candidates for the 1001 ofiices J ' the Corporation. Who knows T Tur Rrahams' Contest?takes place this evening the Society Library Rooina. This ia probably the ^ St. fl< Tiir. Pilc.rims ?Mr. Van Burro, now on his pil- S nmage to the Mecca of democracy, that iatosay, tr holy Hermitage, has reached Montgomery, Alaam?. Mr Van Ituren is accompanied by Mr- $, 'aaidtng and several other pilgrims and holy palnieia- ^ Iteoroe Nr.wBoi.d-hake or America.?Some of jj tie laine ducks in Wall street are trying to raise a Ch uack again-t this gentleman in sonre of the small Ht apers It will all end in " quack," " quack." Miss Ct shmas'i New Theatre.?We insert to- * ay, Miss Charlotte Cushman's " card," announcing jJJ' lat her arrangements are complete for building a t ew Metropolitan theatre on the site of Washington [all. We have seen the plans and profiles, and they 102 esent a capita! id'a which should be carried out at ice- The front will be adorned with four column 1 the composite order of architecture, and the ct? n<e will contain $1100. It is within four feet of pie ny as deep as tli-1'ark Th<* site is the b?t n tw York. pei The State of Feeling In relation to the Late Contest. All sort* of angry, humorous, malignant, laughable and funny feelings hare existed in relation to the late contest. Among others the following is too good to be lost: It seems that a day or two before the election, Richard Carman, Esq , the whig can didite for Alderman in the 12th Ward, was taken a ek with a swelling in the neck. His relatives sent for a doctor, and as chance would have it, Dr Williams, the locofoco candidate for Alderman in the same ward was called in. Carman complained emlly. " Re quiet," said his mother, " the doctor is fixing something to make you feel easy." " Doctor," said Dick, " what doctorl" "Doctor Williams," said she. " Doctor Williams be ???," replied Dick, jumping up nearly well with excitement, " turn him out of the house directly, or else I shan't be able to stir from it for a month." And accordingly Dr. Williams was dismissed The day after the eleciion the Doctor met Dick, and laughing outright said, "Ah, my dear fellow, it's well you did as you did the other day, for if you hid let me stay five minutes longer, I'd have had a blister on your neck that would'nt have let you got up for a week." '1 his is the humorous state of feeling? but no malice. la the meantime, some few of the Unionists and Spartans still look pretty black at the Irish when they meet them, and vice versa the Irish still look black at them. And there are not a few black eyes to look out of among the whole of them. Vanderzee hair returned from Albany, but the story about his being badly hurt mast .be a mistake, for he hasn't a scratch upon him. It seems that the Irish there acted pretty much the same as they did here in Centre street. After the close of the polls on some very slight provocation they armed themselves with bludgeons and surrounded the City Hotel. Here they fell upon an Englishman named Webb, a Doss butcher in Albany, whom they declared was a New York whig, and beat him almost to death, and stamped upon him in the most brutal manner. Van Jerz-e was there, and stood his ground and a party o| Americans,locofocos and whigs rallied round him as a native American party, and at last drove ofF the Irish, after a severe fight all about Popery and Anti-Popery, which question and excitement has been wickedly raised by Thurlow Weed and Gov. Seward. The Irish threatened to kill Vanderzee for a New York whig; but they only managed to seize his hat without his head in it. This they carried on a twenty foot pole in triumph doom the street, as Indians do a ecalp, shouting " Here's the Yankee whig's head!" Vanderzee rushed into the crowd, knocked down the man that carried the pole and carried cfl his hat on his own head as a rnnrp iillnur iiIupk Top it TYa nnlu rrnt fwn npntlp taps from a shillelah, out of friendship, but they didn't hurt him. There were none of our Custom House ollicere at the election as reported ; the only man connected with the Custom House that was in Albany, was a Mr. Strong, from the barge ofiioe; and he wassubpoened to attend court there, and never went near the polls at all. Review of Books, ?bc. lWs Wobks, No. 14 ? Curry Co. 167 Broadway.?This is a most beautiful edition?the present number commences the Old Curiosity Shop, with numerous most superb plates; and may be had complete for 73 cents. Encvclopedia Americana, No. 14. Curry 4* Co?In this way this work, worth $60, can be bought foi $20. Cooper's Sea Tales, No. 14. 'Curry 4* Co?A A superb edition. This gives us the close of the first volume of " Homeward Boand." Lord Bacon's Wobks, No 21 Pout, 88 Bowery ?No one should be without this beautiful edition Tiiier's French Revolution, No. 47. Pott. 88 Bowtry ?As this invaluable work draws to a close it increases in interest. Scott's Worm, No. 15. Pott, 88 Botoery?This contaius all Demonoloey and witchcraft; and this and as much more matter can be had for 25 cents. Contributions to Academic Literature. Rayior, 76 Boicery.?A very useful little work. Farnv Elssler?There is some potent myatery about the whereabouts of Fanny Elasler. The story of her having arrived in " male attire" at New Orleans from Havana, Is not confirmed?and ? probably a pure invention. Our letters mention no such circumstance. At the last accounts she had been arrested or detained by the Governor of Havana on a' count of some promise to a charity not fulfilled. Sometning has tahen place before this time, but what we cannot tell. She may have either gone to Mexico, to Marseilles, to London, to Hivre, or to Heaven. News prom New England.?Early yesterday morning, and far in advance of the Mail, we revived by Adams Sc Co, Ilarnden & Co., and . mi, I'apcia iiuiii ilir l.AMrril OIHICS. Olimn now 'uns daily to Hartford, Springfield, SeeThe Mvkdere-s ?It is said that Miss Hamblin, ivho recently murdered her husband, or titer ami, jetween the acts, of a tragedy, in the green room jf the Mobile Theatre, has been seen in this city. If so, she must have travelled in the disguise of a man from the South. She is said to be a fine-look, ng, black-eyed woman, and with a bit of a mousacht, would pass ofT for a fashionable youth with ;reat success. What feelings this pcor, degraded, >eautiful wretch must have about these days! The irst murderer, Cain, fled from Eden, and became a vanderer over the earth. Miss Hamblin is the first nurderess, and is in-a like state of unutterable igony. Magnetic Science.?This new science is making treat headway in Boston. Collyer is going strong. Sinai'lar Results.?New York, New Orleanp, Vlbany, Baltimore, Portland, and Brooklyn, have all ecently elected locofoco Mayors, by large majoriies. Jersey city, with GOO voters in all, have elected l whig mayor. The Braiiam Concert at the Brooklyn Lyceum ist evening was very numerously and fashionably attended; and the songs given by the Messrs. Irahams were received with rapture by the delightd assemblage. Miss Brown played beautifully, as isual, on the piano forte. The Viotiw.?Herwig, the celebrated violinist, is rereading his popularity in Boston. Chatham Theatre ?Thome has cot up in a most plendid style, a new piece founded on Bulwer's ew work of Zanoni, which will be produced tomorrow night. This evening Kirby takes the part f King Lear, in Shakspeare'a tragedy of that name, villi Mr. Thorne as Ldgar, and the agreeable mangeress as Cordelia, in addition to which Mr. and laster Wood appear in a favorite piece. , Bower v Amphitheatre.?Mr. Welsh having re- J lrned from the south with his splendid stad and oopof equestrians, embracing the celebrated Levi ' farth. " who can't be beat" by anything on horse J rsh, will open his circus on Monday evening neat, ( ee advertisement. j Bankrupt List. i SOUTHERN DISTRICT OK NEW YORK. ? ephan II Rowan, Merchant, N Y to be declare! bankrapt May 14 ' larlea II Oay,watchmaker, Brooklyn, " 31 I met J. Mapes, clerk, ." 14 i mra Thompson " " 14 i lariea Jamea swett, merchant, > u . nry Doane, Clerk, ? j4 J Court Calendar this Day, J Icrtatoa Coibt.?Noa. 2, 11. 81. 4, 31, 78, 82, 83. 9*. I 17. 23, 38 88. 89. 90, 91, 92, 1M, 94, 9j, 96. #7, 98 i 100, 33, 41, 118, 104 f omwoi Pi,*?? ? Part 1?Ni?. 189. 171, 179, 133, 188, v , 187, 189, 193, 108. 197. 19!'. 101. COS, 108. /, a.t 9, at 4 o'clock?Noa. 196, 1.9, 118, 112, 23, 109, , 181, 208. 208. , tT*?rr r*?M thk Fxstbictioxs or tub Pi or- n tiism\t.?Newspaper postage is to ho * ir*ed up in ntw?p ipers. extra newspapers, sup- j mrnts to now>papr-rx. ana tho printed, or writtoo. 11 iicca?cni t?y ti.e jMihli;<hers of newspapers to the r " t??cnh^rs, attached to iho margin of tae newafi- ?' r, stating the amount due for subscription. 1 Public Morale. |C<MTTCpuDd<DC* of the Herald. 1 Albany, Wednesday Evening, March 6,1842. Sketch of the Debate w the Assembly on the Bill for the Punishment of the Crimet of Seduction and Adultery by Fine and ImprisonmentThe House resolved itself into a committee of the Whole, Mr Kelly in the Chair,on the bill reported by Mr. SiujieKs from the Judiciary Committee, providing that the crimes of Seduction and Adultery should be punished by line and imprisonmentMr Simmons explained and defended the bill at length. He contended that its enactment was necessary to remedy a crying evil. Redress had been demanded by the people, and it was due to them that it should be granted, &c- Mr. S. concluded by submitting an amendment mitigating in some degree the severity of the first section. Mr. Davezac followed in reply. He was convinced that the gentleman from Ejsex had given this subject a long and careful examination, that he had examined it as a lawver and as a man nf the wnr'd The report of the gentleman displays the labor and investigation he has bestowed upon it. Me believed also that this bill was produced by the most patriotic feeling Therefore, when he looked at the first section he (Mr- D.) must confess that he was struck with astonishment, lie told the gentleman that he could not concur in opinion with him in regard to that section. He (Mr. D.) shuddered at the very idea of the scenes that would occur if this bill passed. It wou'd have the effect to convert every court into an inquisitorial tribunal- Mr. D. remarked that he saw ao females present, and he should, there, fore speak plainly and bluntly. England had ren* dered herself ridiculous by her crim. con. trials.? There are lewd books, which, he was sorry to sae, were read by almost every young man, and which doubtless had been seen by almost every member of the house. The reports of many,and indeed most of these trials he contended were fit only for the pages of such books. By this bill it would be the duty of every Grand Jury to enqaire into and search out, as to whether any seduction, fornication or adultery hid been commilted within its jurisdiction. Now where is the man, no matter how pure and unblemished n?ay be his character, who has not an enemy 1 How easy then is a country like this, divided by anlagonistical parties, connected with which are men distinguished for their virtue and patriotism, and enjoying, in the highest degree, the popular favor?for the assassin to say that there has been an improper flirtation between one of these men and some fair lady. Then there may be some discontented servant, or discarded lady's maid, who can give some light on the subject, and wbo, instigated by revengeful motives, might be induced to perjure themselves And it is a fact that in the most ot the important trials of this nature in England, persons of this description are the inost prominent witnesses. We know also that in iiugland threatening letters are ottcn addressed to men wnh weak minds, stating that unless a certain sunt of money is aent, an accusation of this character will be brought against him. Such Mj. D contended would be the effect of this section. Again, is it not perceived that there is danger lurking in every line of this bill. What do you find'! 1 am not (said Mr. D ) delicate oa this subject?I am speaking to men, men with beards, and not to ladies or children. It will be 9een that this bill provides that the man who commits the crime of fornication shall be sent to the State Piison. Well then?we have ships of war returning to port, after some three years absence,with crews of 1,100 men, men in the fall enjoyment and possession ot all their laculiies, physical as well as moral, and in the fullness ai d majesty of manhood. Suppose them landed in New York, their passion increased by the restraint that had been placed on them, sir a knowledge of human nature would warrant him iu saying thai out of those eleven hundred men, one thousand at least, would that very night be fornicators- (Laughter ) He knew he was speaking to men who had experience in the passions.? ((.Treat laughter ) He would ask them u we were going to legislate in this way, if so he would say to them, see iliat you are guiltless yourself before you judge your neighbor. (Increased laughter ) Again, in relation to houses of ill-fame?the bill provides that the keeper shall be liable to fine and imprisonment. Now if he had any foes, he hoped they would understand him in what he was going to say. These establishments were the plague spots, the leprosy on the body of society, he was well aware, but they were like the small pox and yellow fever?providential and necessary evils ? He did not intend to defend them or their inmates ?but on turning to Scriptures it will be fonnd peaking in defence of them?ef the frail women. He alluded to what Milton considered the most beautiful piece of writing in the language?the Episode of Judah. Such bosses were not kept in Judah, they found them in the countries they conquered. 1 he frail women sheltered the spies in jerieho, and by the direction of the Lord were preserved from the general massacre, &c. &e ? Again : Suppose this legislature to hare effect cd that which the Romans, tha Greeks, that whieh Louis XIV , Napoleon, and England herself conld not accomplish, and freed the land from all un ieanlincss. Suppose a city of 300,000 inhabitants without such houses. Are all of them married: ? certainly not. In the city of New Yoik there are always i2-> or 3'.),000 married men or bachelors, travellers or sojourners, and away from home. He would speak of men as they are, when he said that there were certain imperious wants, whieh were the result of nature, &.c. These thiugs were not felt in the country. There early marriages prevailed?every man had hi* wife or sweetheart to whom he could get married. (Laughter.) In cities i. was different; there were numbers of men who had no wives, or who had and were away from home. Therefore if there were no homes of ill. fame, we should have rape and open violence stalking through our street?, as history shows us that it is impossible always to eurb these strong pas-ions Such cases would be nameroua, and not isolated. Do not, therefore, legislate rashly. The gentleman ftom Essex had styled him aa innovator, he wa- proud of the title, if what he advecated at tkat time was an innovation. But this time the gentleman himself was the innovator. lie, (Mr. D.) never attempted to thwart physical laws. He warned gentlemen not to attempt a task which had mocked the efforts of philosophers and philanthropists forages, which had been far too strong for despots to execute. II he was in search of popularity, be knew whereto find it. The ladies, who although they did not go to the ballot boxes, still had g r. at influence over them, unseen thongh it was, would probably consider bis conduct unkind. He was aware that he was nut so pure at his time of life as to be able to east the stone at others. He knew, alter saying what he had, careless of the consequences, he should be subject to eslumnions and vituperative abn.*e But there was no msn who reveranced more the sanctity and purity 01 the female character than himself. Mr. D. then went on toprononnce a ruos-t eloqnrnt and indeed beautiful eulogy on female character Experience had taught him, however, that the only gnardian of woman? the only antitode against seduction and adultery 1 was the success ot the great missionary labors of I Delavan in America, and Mat hew in Europe.? < As regards married women, let their husbands s:ay more at home, and pay more attention and regard 1 to them Let him stay at home?not lock his wife I up, but place his lock on her heart. As to young females?let the father and mother be strict and j careful in their watch over the tender doves. | Let not tha mother suffer her daughter i to go forth with men, whom sha does not i know well. The way to escape temptation was < to avoid it. Let the father and the brother be | careful to expel all loafers and dissipated cbarac . ters from the house, and be watchful of ths parsons < with whom she keeps company If the uniortu- i nats Miss R dger? hud not bean allowed to go from j home at n ight-if her mother had fulfilled her du- I ( tint?she would never have beea lost. There was < great harm done to society by the publication of f prurient reports of crim. enn trials sad the like. t Indeed ke was often shocked at seeing cireura- t stances so minutelv and - - , v ?U.?J ?w.?n?u, GUI' racteri-ed by the most disgusting ribaldry. In ( conclusion, he believed wo wen not in a situation ? o require so -evcrr and item n measure as the bill ] proposed. To old men, their passions stimulated t >y opium and brandy, he would be jsevere?te rouag men m Ider. He should, therefore, rote a igainst this bill. fc Mr. K. C. Chvkch was in faror of the 'bill. He relieved that there was not a gentleman in the r louse, who bad not been ready to excliim, on 1 lome occasion, on hearing of the suceeas of some * riie seducer, " why, the villain, he,ought to hare || ?een hung." Tiie section as provided in the bill, it ;ive*|to iheCourt the discretion of punishingliy fii.e u nd imprisonment, and he hoped it wonlj be re- n ained. It was hisjwish to see (be extent of the h aw meted out to offenders. Unless there was some i| mpri.aonment provided, there conld be no penalty h rhich would reach all classes of offenders. Those T rho had no property to pay the fine, w >uld there f< ore be permitted to range at will and depredate on ociety with perfect impunity, and he therefore g oped that in aueh eases provision for imprison- 0 l-nt would be retained, lie ro?e also to know, in 'I rhat way and when the gentleman from New York, c Mr. Dareeic) was to be understood. That geneinan had presented the largest petition on this (0 iibjtct this winter. So earnest was he then on ft e ar ibjeet, that he could not suffer it to be re d by th s caption, but called for its reading at ltngth. ant 1 y also premised i( with same re.naaks, ia hie own eloquent manner That petition corered the whole ground of this bill. He wished to know, therefore, whether he had talked for Buncombe then, or for Buncombe to sight-he ehouldlike to kaow what reason* hud caused this change. He hoped this hill would become a law, and in the language of the petitioners, such a law as would be a terror to the evil doers. Mr. Stahb argued in favor of the passage of the bill?he thought it was the duty of the Legislature to place such barriers around chastity and virtu**, and those who had neither manliness, power, nor chivalry to delend tliewi from whatl from the gratification ofa moment of unhallowed'passioa. There appeared to be too great|a tendency to laugh such matters as this down?he must say he was ashamed ot the feeling that appeared to prevail on his subject, among virtuous and honorable men. lie remarked that his own observation and expe ? vuiiuku liiui, mat nif re was n? ?udiect so worthy ot legislation as t hi* time one of licentiousness, and ho thought that the great nun bar of petition* on this subject were not unworthy of consideration Ho bsd presented many petitions on th* subject, and h - could not sit silent in this discussion. If any crime deserved imprisonment for life?if there was any worse thhn murder, it was this, and he b.lieved it was necessary that some punishmentthould he provided?he was not tenaciou- as to the amount. Mr. Davxzac wished to ask his friend from Jefferson(Mr.K'huich) from whom he had always received tue most courteous treatment, and for whose tnlents and abilities he had the highest respect, if he alluded to him. He did, hs dwell knew, present a petition which the ladies knowing his deep respect and ardent devotion for the sex, did him the He had said, and he would repeat it here again, that he was glad to hear the voice of women who could not vote expressed on such important subjects. In former times we were indebed to them for the spirit of chivalry which, in place of civilization, softened the hearts and manners of men. I lie gentl-man mi-understocd hun if he theughtthat be (Mr. D ) had at that time formed an opinion as to this bill, which indeed was not then in existence. Mr. D went on to argue, in bis own peculiar aud eloquent manner, in opposition to this bill. He remarked that out of all whom ho knew were opposed, he had been the only one who had dared to stand forth avd raise his voice against it. lie considered it required more courage for him to do so thau it did for him to tucc the balls of the British at New Orleans He was well aware that he would be misrepresented, abused and calumniated f>r the course he had taken on this question, but he trusted in Providence, fitc &r. Mr. O'Sulliva.v rose to remark (Mr. Simmoks suggested that this was not a corporation?laughter ) that he was in favor of legislation on this subject, and would send an amendment auxiliary to the object to the chair. He thought the principle was that where crimes of this nature iofiiaged on the interests, rights and feelings of a third person, it should be punished. The unprincipled tcducer who eaters the bosom of a family circle and robs it of the wife and mother, inflicts on the husband and children an injury almost equal to murder. Mr. O'S. thought with his colleague from New York that any attempt to closs houses of ill fam>', would only tend to create more atrocious and violent crimes Crime woald stalk ab.oud by day and night in the public streets?the worst of crimes, fraught with violence and blood History records many attempts of the nature involved in the passage of this bill, and hi.-tory also shows that governmeats so attempting were compelled in a very few years to retrace their steps The amendment he proposed was to strike om the three first sections and substitute one making it a penal offence for every one who shall entice any married woman to adultery, to be punished by 1(1 vears imprisonment in State Prison, and a fine of j$10,lu0. Mr. Simmons hoped this amendment would not prevail. It fixed the penalties too high ; public sentiment would not support it. Mr. S. proceeded at length to argue in support of the bill. Mr. Hvmphrey wished to know what was the effect of similar laws where they were in force. Mr. Simmons referred the gentleman to his report, but said he would give a brief recapitulation. Mr. S continued at great length in his arguments in favor of the bill. Mr. Davf.zac followed in reply to some allusions to papacy by Mr. 8 , but that gentleman remarking that he did not intend to be understood as it appeared he bad been, Mr. D was satisfied. Mr. Hathawav remarked that the ladies, knowing his regard for everything that concerned their interests, had done him the honor to send their petitions to him lor presentation He had also made some remarks on that occasion, and he did not know but that, like his friend from New York, he weuld also be called upon to exnlain on which of the occasions he was talking for Buncombe. He had taken a deep interest in this bill, and in this discussion, and although satisfied with the general principles of the bill ne was not with the details. He had heard a question ns to the operation of this kind of legislation in other States put very pointedly to the gentleman from Essex, to which no answer had as yet been made. He was aware that a similar law was in operation in Massachusetts; as to its working there he had no means of judging, but from the reports of some of his friends on a recent visit to Boston, he should think not very favorably. Most laws for the punishment of crimes, made certain distinctisns according to the provocation which caused its commission. Ha thought this bill should do the same. There should certainly be some difference in the punishment meted out to the wilful deliberate seducer, and the man who, provoked by perhaps the tempting display of her charms by some beautiful woman, was wrought np <o such a pitch of exeitemen, the effect of which induced the commission ui iuc crmie. dui op was wining, ana indeed pro* posed to go farther than the gentleman himself .in thia matter. Mr. Simmons. What, total abatinence 1 Mr. Hathaway. Yes air, total abatinence. He, Mr. H., was willing to legialate out of our borders ?out of the State. To carry this into effect he proposed a substitute for the whole bill. As it was rather hastily written, the clerk might not be enabled to read it; he would read it ia his place. The People of the S ate of New York represented in Senate and Jlesembly, do enact at follows :? ij 1. The crimes of seduction, fornication and adultery are hereby abolished, v 3. This act shall take effect immediately. The reading of this was receircd with the most TQciferous laughter. Mr. Simmons regretted the levity manifested in this matter, and alter some few remarks in relation to his amendment, it was adopted. Mr. 0'Swh.ivan's amendment waa rejected, aa waa the substitute of Mr. Hathaway. The eommttee then rose and reported progress, and the bill was referred to a select committee to report complete, and the Hongc adjourned. New Orleans. [Correspondence of tlie Nerald.l New Orleans, 5th April, 18d2 Tin Italian Opera?Mr*. Sutton?Italian Intrigue*? Cotton?Ctconi and Casta Diva. Dea* Sir? I have already informed you of the failure of Antognini and his being turned out of the company ? Since then the company have been playing at the French Theatre, and to very indifferent houses; so much so, that Marty, the Italian Director, has been out of pocket every night except, I should have laid, when me "v^emnambula" was played by Mrs. button. This beautiful opera drew great houses and immense applause, for every artist who was enjiged in it, but more especially for Mrs. Sutton ? All the papers that have a French column seem to have taken a most extraordinary dislike to this lady from the idea that she opposed and prevented the re engagement of Borghese in Havana. Tnis is erroneous; asl understand that it was Madame Ober, 5alvatori, and To n that were hostile to Borgheee's >eing in the comp iny, threatening to leave the com panylifshe en e ed it. Had it not have been for this ] ihe would have been now here, adding greatly to j :hr strength of the company: for though not poaseto* ' ng great voice, or a good school, she has more than 1 Iter- We are in the expectation of hearing Mrs , Sutton in Norma, which, from accounts receivtd rom the north, will We a great treat. Some Have la gentlemen lately arrived, say she sang the " Casa Diva'' there divinely. After Norm-, OWer will play one or two of her 1 iperas, alteadygiven; then Marty returns lo Havana J to that yeu will not have the felicity of hearing the ( talian oper.v Mrs. Su-ton, I hear, declines re- . urning to Havana with the company at this se iron I -so that we shall keep the best with us Theie is f ome report of her being engaged at the Frenih the- e t-e, but whether true or not, I cannot at present h ty. Salvatori has much Iwll-n effin voice, being J ometimes so hoarse as to betcariely sutf-rable ? l! fhis is particularly striking in the Furioso, a very ? trong opera for the bass, and his preseat age makes ? his character too great an rtl'irt. Cesoni has much ? winrnved in voice?rather atnuiila* ?a il.;. -i. i Jecidedly hostile to all vocal performers- Prrizzi ow ia the only tenor. Mi-ritino, the other ten r, C aving retnrned to Havana in a hull", on account oi " lie intrigues of the c< mpany. The "Elixir of Love" P is been tunc; twice by Ober, Per??a, Ceconi and " 'orri, and failed completely. Tom is about the n jurth part of De Rrpnis in talent. tl Every body here have their minds bent cn * ', nd consider it a* inevitable, nnd talk considerably B I ii as'.et*, powder at d such like. The *t. Charli a M heatre remain" in statu quo, though I believe they >mmence rebuilding it m xt month. cl Taecommercial aspeci continues cloudy, and co:n goes off slowly, though some Liverpool hcuiea e making purchases at reduced rates. The wet- ia er is remarkably fine, and very warm for this ear a part of the season- te POSTSC RIP T." (0- For our uruai Southern Correspondence, f(., by Ikie morning's Mail, set fourth page. City Intelligence. Meetiso or Urge meeting of citixenl m l (ailoro wot hr lJ at Timutliy Uarrick'i Botol evening in Frankfort street, to take such measure*"*# would be calculated to espose the monopolizing character ol the monopolizing biutdmg home, called the Sailor'* Home. Major Joseph Hopkin* wai called to the chair, John Southwell and Janiea Hagau appointed vioe presidents, aud James O. Smith anJ Martin Shea selected aa secretaries. The meeting waa addressed by Alderman Halaey and Messrs. llepkiua, Taylor, Palmer, Jennings and Southwell, and resolutions were presented by Mr. Taylor,ex presaive of the aenae ol the meeting on thia anbject. W# shall have something to say in this matter to-morrow. Cmasukd with Arm*.?An ellerly man named Pete^ Maaen, who has recently oo-'tipied the upper part of the dwelling 14 Goerick atr t, was arrested yesterday, and committed at the Upper rolic< otlice, on a charge ef arson. Oa the 1 Jh inataut it appear* he assaulted a servant girl named Helen B'gon, who was engaged in cooking in one o( the rooms of the upper part of the house .occupied by his daughter, and after driving her downatairs,aet fire to the room iu which he slept, and attempted to rush out of the house. The alarm of flr# having been given, ha was stopped on the stairs by Messrs. Andrew and John Martin, the latter of whom Is the owner of the pienise;. Upon searching the bedroom a number of rags and other combustibles were fjund on lire, and every evidence was presented to satisfy the poliee justices that he had been guilty of this heinous crime. The lower pa.t of the dwelling was ocsupied by Mr*. Catherine Hoyt, who waa confined to her bed from aickneaa, and who might have lost her lifo if lha house had been consumed. She states that Maien had threatenedto burn the dwelling at several different times, and also to murder 14 some one" on th* premises^ while in his paroxysm of rage. A Yanav.r. Caubht ar a" Part:* Fukk."?One of th# cute yankee nation, oil the way Irom the land of steady habits, where it is supposed people have their eye teeth, cut, waa strolling through Chatham street ycsteiday, a few door* below Roosevelt,when his ears were attiacted by the sound of" Going, going, going." from nn? <#? swindling auction stores o! that vicinity. He stepped in to take a look, when " o gentlemen Irom the south," as he called himself, hut an ' old funk" in disguise, immediately advised him to make a purchase of the articles under the hammer, as they were going dog cheap, and that he would huy them himself, but his money was short. He would, however, take hall of them at the price they were going, then up tu (7. The yaukee bid them in, ?nd he was then politely invited into the funk's hack office to settle up. The number of articles having been counted, instead of the yankee's share being (3 50, he was presented w ith a bill of $83 69. His purse containing but $37, he expostulated against such payment, but the funks persisted, and swore he should not leave the premises until the whole bill was cached up Finding that he was in a difficulty, Hccording to his own view of the ease, he gave up the $37 and departed. On relating the story to a friend an officer wai obtained, who succeeded in recovering only $10 of the amount,of which be received $1 for his trouble. He should not have been paid one cent for not recovering the whols sum, and we oall upon one of the justices tolnquirc into the-reason why it was not all returned to the lawful owner,or the scoundrels who keep the place lodged in theTomba for their rascality. Ii's high time the police justice* made au example of oue of these mock auctioneers. The law is sufficiently strong, and should be brought to bear upon '.turn at ouce. They are springing up all over the city. How to of.t seoars 1sd make * raise.?A yOUIlg mSH named J. Wilson Kellogg was deposited in the Tomb* yesterday, charged by A A Samanus, segar dealer, corner of Broadway and K-ude street, with obtaining three quarter boxes of scgars from him valued at $13,50, under false pretence-'. Mr. Samanos states that he represented that Thomas Riley, of the Fifth Ward Hotel, wished to purchase some of his segars. having admired the flavor of one that he (Kellogg) had smoked at his house. Ho therefore desired Samanos to allow him to take threo quarter boxes to Riley's for that purpose, which was ac. ceded to. Several days passed over and finally Sam&nos ent his bill to Riley for payment, when to his astonishment he found that Kellogg had sold the segars on his own hook, pocketed the money, and given a receipt in full for the proceeds. He stands committed on the chargo in default of bail. More Counterfeit!.?One ?f the " Kogniacker" gang named George Owens, alias McKirkin, was jugged yesterday for attempting to pass a $3 counterfeit note on the Atlas Bank of Boston, upon James Moorhead, grocer, of 331 Grand street. When told thut the note was had, he started to runaway, but waa overhauled by the cry of stop thief and safely lodged in prison. Several othet charge* of a similar kind are alleged against him. Died fbrm the Effects of a Gale.?The Coroner held an inquest yesterday on the body of man named David Groves, a native of Wale*, England. The deceased waa recently a hand on board the ahip Siberia, that arrived on the 1st instant Irom Liverpool. During the passage he was thrown upon the deck during a gale andihreeof his ribs broken, which caused his decease on Tuesday last. Verdict accordingly. Drowned in a Cellar.?A child named Nicholas . Strong.aged three years, who has been missing lor several days, was found drowned on Wednesday in the cellar of the house adjoining the corner of Oth Avenue and | 35th street. There was about three feetol water in the cellar. j Marl lie Court. Before Judge Sherman. Afril 14?John Moore vs. Nathaniel G. Wttki, .tljrei Lake and Guetavus Hamilton.?The plaintiff" was a sea man on board the ship Marion, having shipped at Havre for a voyage irom Buenos Ay res to New York ?The de> lennanii are mailer ana first and lecond mate* of that (hip, and the present action i? lor assault and battery, they having for disobedience of w hat w as considered by him a dangerous order, (and intended, apparently aa punishment,) placed handcuffs oh the plaintiff, tied hia feet together, and kept him confined in the booby hatch, (about four feet square) all night and part of next day, bringing him up during the time and flogging him on the back. The court charged that the officers of a veasel had a right to flog a seaman, but they had no right to place irons on him except lor mutiny, it appears that in the march of improvement. Jack Tar begin* to feel tho law is open to afford him redress for wrong as it is open to others. The crew in this case held Moore in high estimation as a shipmate, and sympathised with him in all the sincerity offeeling possessed by the sons of old oceanOne of the seamen, an energetic appearing fellow, capable, apparently of outkippuig Captain Ktpp, did he set out for it, went t* the plaintiffs place of confinement at midnight, and urged him thus 'John, bear your punishment like a, and, for God's sake afterwards go toyour duty and do what is told you let it be ever so hard, we have got our hands in the lion1* month and must get them out as easily as we can. WAcntcc get into port we can obtain reJrcu." Thus it seems that the Marine Court does some good, after all. la this case, however, the redress was not large. The officers, in the maio, were kind to the crew, the plaialiffhad sails under him when lying in irons, the flogging waa light, and more for example than severity, and thero was, in addition, an old shipmaster on tho jury who knew how to distinguish an anchor irom a capstan bar, and perhaps too, appreciate, with a due allowance of fellow-feeling, the quarrels between officers end sailor*.?Yerdict for plaintiff. $14 damage* and six cents costs. Mr. Beebsfor plaintiff?for defendants, Mr. A Nash. Court of Common Pleas. Before Judge Inglii. APRIL 14.?Jingthne fryer v?. Rabcrt Hoga-i?Tho plaintiff if a widow, and far from being rich withal. Ia 1839 she hired of defendant the house No. A3 Cliff street, and commenced keeping boaidtn. Sha became tick, and her business proved untucci Riful, and, in 1841, aha waa detlrouaof giving up the home, which (he had taken an a lease for three year* at $1000 a year. In April of that vear Or. Hogan notified her that he would releaM her (ram the remaining twelve month I provided ibe gave hire $100 and paid the rent up to the 1st May. She did ao, but subsequent!v aacertaiaed that he had really let th? houae to aome other person wh?n he made her the propoaition, although he gave her to underatandthat he encountered the rifkoi having the house left oa his banda. She then bronght the present action to recover btck tha $100 paid, and interrat. Veidiet for plaintiff, $105 damages and 0 cents costs. For plaintiff. Mr. r. Wilson and Mr. Bogardus. Meisrc. Whites for defendant. Before Judge Ulthoeffer. Fhilip S. Piatt and (I'm. F.gyrtt va. Daniel Kruiwltnn and EUiha S. Matt ?The defendants own a quarry at Kipp'a Bay, and the plaintiffs are proprietors oi the glasa house I here. The present action ? as to recover damages (or injury sustained in blasting rock, by which the factory waa hurt, the highway incommoded, be. Verdict for plaintiffs, $50 06 cents damages and 6 cents coats. For plaintiff, Mr. T. J. Smith. Mr. Nagle for defend int. V. 8. District Court. In Bankruptcy ? Before Judge Batts. Aran. 14?Henry Kn-rani?Objection* in this caaa itatrd that the sheitnle did not set forth an annuity pot* essed by petitioner in the estate of his father, amonntng to $3000 per annum?nor bis interest under the will if hit brother, John T Kneeland?or his right in pro* WMIJ ueiu oy mm in ninall ol bit wife. The ohJ? ction* iito been before a Commissioner. It appear* that hi* ather died in 1837, leaving the Income of one tifth of hi* state to the petuieoer during hit nataral life, and, after lit death.itheaaid one fifth to he paid over absolutely to lit lawful ittne. Hi* brother died in 18J8, leaving on* ?urth part of hit ettatn similarly iltnated. Benjamin tenett.of Baltimore, died in 1813, devising hi* estate to it daughter, Mr* Barr, dnrir.g her life, and onherdelif* to b* paid to her children, Mr* Barr died in 1841, nd Mm. Kneeland [one of the daughter* of Mr*. B ] in" erited a portion of the estate. The prerioua year her?if and husband made over their interrat in the eatale to harle* Kneeland and Henry II. Bejart upon truitto pay lemtflve* *4787 67 for advance! made by them to any art the petitioner an d hit family, and upon further trust irthe maintainence and trparato ute of Mrt. Kneeland aring har life, with power to her to derite aed r*leate te tame at berdiacretion. The creditor* contead that tete interetli ahanld be made over to them. After argument on the part oi Meatrt Everti, Oeorge ntlcr and J Preicott Hall for the creditor*, and by [ettrt. O. Clarke and O. Griffin for the petitioner,the lurt rontidered that it would be enabled to render a i*l decree in the matter, aud ordered the subject to be itried, for further hearing, to the Circuit Court. Mratisaipri Rim?The Grand Gulf Advert *er ya the river continue* high, and haa already made lew outlet* in the lower part of the city, but crea

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