ALU YOKK HERALD ^rw fork, Tunilay, Kebrwarjr >18, IMS. ConfTrM. Great doing* may be exacted every day front Washington during thta week. The Hankrupt Law i* rrjwaled?but what they will do next, no one cap tell. EvVry thing is in contusion at Washington, at both ends of the avenue. Prepare for any thing and every thing. Th? Probable Ukm lts in thkLispknaeoCase.? Several incorrect statements have been published in seme of the papers, relative to the effect ef the recent verdict against tha will of Alice Lispennrd. it li.islifxn I h u t l>u thl^ Colour*! JamCS Watson Webb would get as high as $80,000 or $100,000. This is not so.* The whole undivided Lispenard estate embraces about 800 lots ol ground in the fifth and eighth wards. These lota, valued at a lair price, may be worth about $fi,000,000. Of this Robert Stewart received through Alexander one entire quarter ; also Alice's sixteenth, to say nothing of what he might have obtained troni Leonard, and also of his own individual property, independent ol the Lispenard inheritance. Robert Stewart, therefore, may be set down at a million and a half of dollars. Of the ten heirs, each will take one-tenth of one sixteenth, or the 160th part ol the whole undivided Lispenard estate. And valuing it at $<>,000,000, a KJOih pari w ill be less than $38,000, which is the utmost that Colonel Webb would be entitled to by this verdict. This sum, given to each ot the ten heirs, would not amount to $400,000, even if Robert Stewart is compelled to pay it all over, and till leave him in possession of more than a million of dollars. It would not reduce his estate onethird. Thus, by opposing the will of Alice Lispenard Col. Webb, in virtue of his wite's blood, could only get some thirty or forty thousand dollars But by sustaining the a ill he lives in the expectancy of getting one-sixth of the whole estate of Robert Stewart, supposing him to bequeath it to the six children of Alexander L.Stewart; by which latter disposition of the property, Col. Webb would get some 250,000 lura It will be recollected that the will of Alexander L. Stewart, in substance and effect, gives the estate'" to Robert Stewart for life, and after his death to his (Robert Stewart'6) deviteet; that is, to whomsoever he (Robert Stewart) shall be pleased to give his property. II, therefore, ltobert Stewart makes a will, the property will go to whomsoever he pleases; but if he makes no will, the property must pass to the children of Alexander L Stewart. Again, il these late plaintiffs, the three Lispenard children, now step in, it will reduce the estate of ltobert Stewart some 100 orSS120,000, still leaving to him an estate worth considerably more than a million and a quarter of dollars. This verdict may affect the temper and disposition of Mr. St: wart to such an extent that he may be brought to the recollection of his sisfr in Ireland and sundry nephews and nieces in this country. They may become the subjects of his bequests in Ins last will and testament. Should he, however, die intestate, the property, by the provisions of Alexander's will, cannot pass to these nephews and ntec-s ot Robert, but as we before said, must pass to the children ot Alexander L. Stewart. It will be seen, therefore, that our friend, Col. Webb, can take either a bird in hand, or half a dozen in the bush; that is to say, he can have either about $'40,000 now, according to the verdict, or about $200,000 in expectancy on Robert Stewart hereafter. He will please to let us know as soon as |K>ssible, which horn of this dilemma he chooses, and, in the mean time, he can take a horn of fresh Croton water to clear his intellects for the question. Our advice Jto friend Webb is to take the $40,000; for looking at the whole of this business", my have the it rem gent reason* for believing that Robert Stewart rr ill leave the whole of his property, real and jiersonal, to his nephew,\Lispenard Stewart, a very amiable young gentleman, as the sole representative of the Stewart family, and to preserve the jrrojierty in the Ster"art line, to be continued tn the same way in all future time. Tina is the only mode of entailment permitted by our laws. Charles O'Connor and Watson Webb.?Our unfortunate friend, Colonel Webb, having been defeated in his recent attempt, during the trial of the Lispenard case, to browbeat and frighten Charles O'Connor from doing his duty to hie clients, now comes out in his paper of yesterday, and gives a version of the cmevle, with some fanciful additions of his own, including a few of his usual brutalities and laughable assumptions. It is certainly quite amusing to hear Webb talk about honor, decency, and the usages of respectable society. The Colonel always reminds us of the ostrich, who, in a case of danger, puts his head under a bush, and then thinks his extremities, long legs and all, are protected from all danger. Webb stands up, shakes his whiskers, and says to every one, " I am a gentleman?you are not," and imagines that the whole world does not see the long legs of his long past history of follies, absurdities and outrages against every principle of honor and decency. Really, really, our old friend Webb, it would seem, ?will never be out of trouble. This arises from his re/using our advice. His only safety and guide would be to take a little more of the usual advice and souud wisdom we pour out to him. We wil charge him nothing for it?not even a commission. And the first lesson in the conduct of a gentleman, and man of (rue honor, would be to teach him to bridle his passions?to stick to temperance and cold water?to speak the truth?to take up the legacy of 940.000?and to pay his honorable debts with stric1 integrity, without availing himself ol his certificate, and read the Herald hereafter, as the best guide for his morals and manners in all time to come. Can we do more for a friend 1 For Merrib England.? The steamship Acadia will leave Boston to-morrow for Halifax and Liverpool. Her letter bags will close in this city this afternoon, at quarter to four o'clock. They are at Harnden's, the poet office, and at Gilpin's, in the Exchange. Our evening edition will be ready at half past 2 o'clock this afternoon, with all the latest news to go by this steamer. The Packets Ashore.?All the cargo of the North America is out, and she has been pumped dry. She will be filled with empty casks, and perhaps brought up to the city in the course of this week. We have no later accounts from the Hottinguer. She is probably off, or nearly so, by this time. She has had favorable weather, and more than a hundred tons of cargo have beeu taken out of her. A stronger ship than the 11. has never been built. We, therefore, have plent of hojies. The Hudson Rivkh Rail Road.?It will be seen by the proceedings in the Board of Aldermen last evening, that the committee to whom that subject was referred, presented quite a cold water report, which was laid on the table by a unanimous vote. So tar as thejCommon Council are concerned, there is no disposition to favor the pr??|>osed construction ?.! a rail road on the banks of the river while there is a prosjiect in view of the completion of the middle load, running through the valleys of West Chester, Duchew and Columbia. iff- Welch's Olympic Circus continues to re ceive unbounded tokens of public approbation. It it nightly crowded to exeeae by audiences of the mott orderlyand fashionable ciiaracier? indeed,the nature of the pertormaaces, embracing beuuty, grace and refinement in their loftiest decree, could have pro(lured no oilier reault. Mr Welch thoroughly unib-rel.tnde lne bumaewi, and whd< lie epare.- no labor or expeaae to amine- hit |>atront<, hi dmcard* every thinf which might offend the nicest delicacy. The Miller Case. Before Justice Si evens The cross examination of Mrs. Miller, wife of Charier F. Miller, was continued yesterday. The room was crowded to excess, all anxious to get a look at the parties before the Court, who have created so much excitement. After stating that she had promised to both MrMiller and his son at Norfolk to make as lenient a statement as invisible before the authorities in this city, and that her friends at Yonkers had s|>oken of the mildness of her first statement in not being apprehensive of personal violence from her husband while with him, the testimony was continued as fol lows:? Q.?Did you mean by that promise, that you would tesify as leniently as the truth would permit, or as leniently as you could get along with doing! A.?I believe my words were, that I would say as little as possible of the affair; I did npt tell any one that my answers had been imperfect on my first examination, owing to excitement or fatigue ; when 1 first came down, 1 said to Mr. Jordan what promise I was under, and also that 1 was under great excitement and fatigue, and therefore unable to bear the examination. and as I was compiled to come by them, I wished to see my evidence, to correct any mistakes 1 had madej also to know if my promise to Mr. Miller was binding; I came down with an officer; Mr. Smith came lor me, 1 did not come of my own accord. Q.?Who did you mean by them, in the answer to the last question but one! j A ?Tliere was the officer with a subpntna, and of course 1 had to come down. Q.?Between the time of your husband's taking you at Stamford, and your arrival in New York on the same day, did you attempt to escape from his control! A.?Yes, I did. Q.?Did vou use all the exertions in your power! A.?1 dia on the road, of course. Q.? After that time, and until your return to New York in the Empire, did you attempt to escape from the control of ydur husband ! A.?1 did not?I despaired, and imagined that it was hopeless; I imagined so until I had the protection of the gentlemen at Norfolk. Q.? Did you have any intervals of cheerfulness during that time! A.?No, sir, but I endeavored to appear as well as I could. Q.?Was your appearance and demeanor calculated to show that you was cheerful! A.?At Norfolk, I might have appeared more cheerful than 1 felt. Q*?What was your object in endeavoring to appear more cheerful than you felt! A.?1 des|>aired of any assistance when I firet went to Norfolk, until Mr. Coles intimated to me that I might get some assistance or protection, and therefore thought I mignt as well suomit, as there was no other alternative. Q.?Do you know Mr. Boughton, Mr. Valentine, and Mr. Dwight, spoken of? A.?Yes. Q?Have you ever been intimate with either or all of them, or corresponded with them ? A.?1 have never corresponded with them ? Q?Are you intimately acquainted with them 1 A.?I haaseenMr Boughton and Mr. Valentine, and they boarded in the same house with myself and husband at the same time?this was in this city. I think in the year 1880,at Mrs. Christian's, in Walker street, and also at Mrs Jacksen's'in Broadway. I knew Mr. Dwight and his wife, but never boarded in the same house with them. Q.?Have you ever written a letter or note to either of those gentlemen ? A.?No, lhave not. Q.?After you had settled into this state of despair did you ever receive any intimation that it would be possible for you to escape from the control of your husband ? A ?I did. Q.?Who first gave you that information? A.?Mr. Coles intimated to me that I might procure protection from the officers. Q.?What was the occasion of his making that intimation? A.?It was in relation to my having acceded the first time to going to the West Indies Q..?How long after you had acceded to this first request ? * A.?Days after: I cannot Bay the number. Q ? Afier you had received this intimation from Mr. Coles, did you again accede to going to the West Indies I A.?1 did, after John A. Miller came. Q.?Did you have any intercourse with John A. M;H..? o. w?.I?II. i "a.?? did"""1"'' Q.?When and where, and what were the circumstance of your first interview with him at Norfolk! A.?It was in relation to that affidavit whieh they wished me to sign; he first came to the bed-room door and spoke to me. Q.?Did John A. Miller ever say any thing to induce you to renew your consent to go to the West Indies I A.?The first intimation that I had that he desired me to go there, was after they had wished me to sign the affidavit to bring me to New York; another paper was presented to me in which such a desire was expressed. Q.?Did John A. Miller ever say any thing to you by word ol mouth to induce you to renew your request to go to the West Indies 1 A.?He did after that paper was submitted to me, wherein he pledged himself to bring me home safe; he merely reiterated the assurance that I should be safe: no intimation was given me by John A. Miller until after the paper was shown me. Q.?Where is that paper I A.?Captain Green has it; I think I gave it to him. Q.?Are you sure that John A. Miller ever signed a paper, pledging himself that if you went to the West Indies you |Bhonld return safe, or to that effect I A.?Yes, sir. Q.?Was that paper signed|by your husband 1 A.?No: I believe not. Q.?Did you read the paper I A ?Yes, air. Q.?Who wrota it 1 A.?I believe it wasdrawn upby Mr. Coles. Q ?At whose request 1 A.?I am not positive at whose request. Q.?Do you know whether it was at your own or not I A ?I know that 1 would not consent to go until some such pledge had been given of my safety; yet, 1 do not know that f was the first person who spoke of it; I believe it was one of the Mr. Millers that suggested it, and the first I knew of it, it was submitted to me. Q.?Was this before or after the affidavit wjis drawn up for you to sign ! A.?It was afterwards. Q,.?Had Mr. Coles before this time teld you that he thought on the whole you had better consent to go to the West Indies I A.?I stated that before; it was previous to the affidavit's being drawn up relative to going to the West Indies. Q?Did not Mr. John A. Miller, the first time you saw him at Norfolk, say to you that he came on to prevent you from going to the West Indies, unless you went with yonr own free will, or words to that effect! A ?He said words to that effect, although I do not think he addressed them to me, but to others in my hearing?this was not the first time that I saw him. a iir? ai ?i * * ? - - ..... <<t-? VT us mere any imng in wnal Jonn A. Miller said at that time, to alter your arrangement of going back to New York with your husband, and not to the West Indies'! A.?Before this conversation took place that paper had been signed. I had no conversation with John A. Miller about the West Indies before that paper was signed, and I did not know that he desired me to go to the West Indies. Q.?Before the conversation with Mr. Coles, in which he spoke of twelve ruffians and bloodshed, had you again consented to go to the West Indies'! A.?I had not consented. Q, ?Did that conversation have any influence in inducing you to consent1! A.?It induced me to?it was the only course I thought I could take. Q?Did you believe this statement of Mr. Coles, relative to the ruffians and bloodshed*! A.?I had no reason to doubt Mr Coles' statement; as I had evidence of violence before, I did belitve it. <4.?Was this the same Mr. Coles that had travelled with you from New York*! A.?Yes, it was <4,?How had you become acquainted with Mr. Coles?when and where? A.?My husband introduced me to him at Philadelphia (4 ?Was he a friend of your husband? A. ?1 presumed he was then, of course, as he was with him? (4-?What was the reason that you came back from the vessel for ihe West Indies, after you had gone on hoard of her ? A.?The captain said he did not know when she would sail. Q.?If the vessel had nailed that night would yon not have gone in herl A ? Yen, I should; as resjwcted my own leelingn, I expeeted to. Q, ?Did you at any time at Norfolk make or write any agreement to remain with your husbandl A.?No, I did not. Q?Is the paper now i-hown you your hand writin* ' A.?No, it is not; I do not know whose handwriting it If. The following is a copy of the paper, which was written in pencil mark " I will remain with Charlea F. Miller for two or throe month*, a* agreed upon, if in that time I cannot agree to continue with him, nehaa procniird me mutual* divorce." Q.?Within what time previous to your separation Irom your husband hud the instances of illtreatment by violence, that you have referred to in your direct examination, occurred 1 A.?Some time previous to the separation; it was in the year 1839 or 1840 ; he never knocked me down or choked niebut once ; they were both at the same time; 1 think it was in the summer, or early in the fall of 1839. Q?Where were you the tune of this violence! A ?1 was boarding at tin time at Mrs.Christian's, iu " ouvri circci ; u wuu mie at nigni, in my private bed room. Q?What led to this violence ! A ?I decline answering that question. Counsel for detence urged the propriety of an explanation of the cause of violence as alleged in the direct examination, but Justice Stevens decided that she need not be compelled to answer. Q-?What did your husband say on coming out of the police office on Sunday evening, after his private interview with you in the back room ! A.?1 believe he said they had been deceiving me. and that 1 had supposed that he was not under bail, and that it was all finished, and he was free; and 1 suppose he supposed 1 thought so. Q ?What did you say upon that remark of his ! A.?I do not know that 1 made any remark. Q.?Did not you say, " why yes, it is so' I suppose"! A.?I might have said so, but I do not recollect. Q-?Do your wishes relative to this prosecution remain the same now that they did on Sunday evening of last week, when you were first examined ! This question was objected to by Mr. Jordan,and Justice Stevens decided that she could answer or decline, whichever she pleased. A?I decline answering. The cross-examination here'closed, and the Court adjourned till half-past 2 o'clock on Tuesday. * The word supposed to be "mutual" was almost unintelligible, and it was doubted whether it was "mutual"or "limited." Cheap Theatricals?Literature, &c.?The cheap theatres are crowded night after night?and even the Park Theatre, with a company of splendid horses at half price, is as full as any. If the legitimate drama, or refined opera, were introduced into the same houses at the old dollar prices, the receipts would not pay the barber *s bills of the players. How is all this to be accounted for! We can answer. The upper and educated classes, as they formerly called themselves, are utterly broken down and penniless, by the terrible revulsions of the last few years. They have nothing to spend. The large middling class of society have means and money to pay low prices and enjoy light and gay amusements at public places. These very same middling classes will be the leaders of the ton in twenty years. They manage their business on the cash system. The same reasoning will account for the rapid increase and progress of cheap literature. Cheap theatres, cheap literature, and cheap lectures are creating a radical revolution in the thoughts, principles, morals and religion of the age. We can hardly calculate their effects?but we hope they willbe beneficial. New Buildings Erected in 1842 ?By the Report of the City Inspector, John H. Griscom, we have the total number of new buildings erected in this city during the past year. The whole namber is 912; in 1841, 971?showing a decrease of fiftynine buildings:? Erected in 1843. Compared with 1841. 1st Ward, 39 4 increase. 3 " 1ft 31 decrease. 3 " 38 18 increase. 4 10 ? 6 " 6 10 decrease. 6 " 44 S3 increase. 7 " 18 33 decrease. 8 " 36 4 increase. 9 " 73 39 decrease. 10 " 53 13 increase. 11 ? 104 13 " 63 3 decrease. 4 13 31 8 ?' 14 " 34 6 increase. 1ft " 80 ft " 116 ' 316 ? 17 " 103 31 decrease. 913 Orthese, 632 are brick dwellings. 134 of wood, ai brick tores, 42 brick and granite stores and 188 brick dwellings and stores, 2 stuue churches in 14th ward, 1 do do do Iftth ward, 3 brick do do 16th ward, 3 do do do 11th ward, 1 halt Orphan Asylum, Catholic, 9th ward. Aitlicants in Bankruptcy.?Petitions continue to be filed regularly, but in consequence of the peculiar position of the law in Congress, no money is taken for filing petitions, and will not be until President Tyler's action is ascertained. Some fifteen or twenty petitions were thus filed yesterday. Earthquakes, &c.?Captain Jenkins, of the Metamofa, from Dominico, at Warren, R. I., reports that a severe shock of an earthquake was felt at Dominico on the 8th instant. He saw large volumes of smoke issuing from the south part of the island. What is the matter below 1 We are continually hearing ot earthquakes and seaquakes?more this year than ever before. Extraordinary Passage.?The packet ship Independence, Captain Nye, arrived yesterday morning from Liverpool, after the remarkably short passage of twenty-one days. She has been five days west of St. George's Bank, and her run across the Atlantic was therefore performed in fifteen days. News fro* Europe.?The Great Western will be here by Thursday next, and perchance before. This is her seventeenth day out. She will bring six days later intelligence. What's the Matter 1?The mails, particularly at the eastward, are in a horrible condition. Is there no remedy 1 Northern Papers.?Pomeroy & Co., last evening^ave us Albany papers of yesterday morning.? Also, papers from Utica, Rochester, &c. a day ahead of the mail. Thunks. Bir Ciiari.es Bagot.?The health of the Governor continuesquite precarious. He passed an unquiet night on the 20th inst. Uafanla, Ala. [Correspondence of the Herald.] Eur aula, Ala., Feb. 18,1843. Mr. James Gordon BennettDear Sir? A - 1 .-j a * al' -1 t ^t.s jruu iiiivc nu uuircBfiuiiuriii in hub piacc, 1 give you to-day the history of a little occurrence which happened in our town on Monday night last. A Mr. William Edwards, who had been committing various misdemeanors about town (such as fighting, drinking, rowdying, and so on), was taken by the citizens, and placed upon that most pleasant of all things, a fine three-corned rail, and escorted by a band of tin pails, cowbells, Arc.,carried across the river into Georgia. An ex-Marshall of our town, who was the prominent leader of this move ment, as soon as Edwards was in Georgia, slipped back across the bridge to console Edwards' wife, tor the loss, disgrace, Arc., of her husband. Edwards, however, concluding he was the proper one to comfort the lady in affliction, also slipped back, and finding the ex-Marshall in bed with his better half, drew a knite, and cut him all to pieces, splitting his nose lips, and cutting him seriously, and perhai* mortally, in the body. I shall occasionally give you sketches oflife, manners, customs, and events, in this place. V. N. District Court. Before Judge Batt*. Frs. 27?Adjourned ?in? dir. Thi? Court meet* again a week from to morrow, first Tuesday in March. V. 8. Circuit Court. neiore jimgi- Belt*. Kcs. -n.?There not being Grand Jnrori enough pro Kent to do tMKine.il, the Court adjourned till to morrow morning, at 10o'clock. Chatham Thbatbk.?To-night i? set apart for the benefit of Mr. Wood, an excellent actor and a great favorite. A host of talent have volunteered their services for the occasion, not among the least of which we notice the namen of a rorpt of popular pantomimists, whose performances lately elicited so much applause at this theatre. It is altogether one of ihe richest treats presented this season, and it being the last night of Mr. Wood's engagement, we anticipate a crowded audience. i?? ? i City Intelligence. The Rape Cask. The fate of John Underhill, charged with participation in the rape committed on Ann Murphy, at the Broadway Cottage, on Saturday night, the 3d of December last, was submitted to the Jury last evening at 8 o'clock, with the charge of the Recorder. At half past 9 o'clock they were called into Court, and being unable to ajree, the court took a recess. 1 O'clock at niuht?Odr Police Reporter has just returned fram the Court of Sessions with the kxclvsive intelligence to be found in no other paper in this city that the Court had assembled a short time previous and on the Jury being called they rendered a verdict of NOT GUILTY.? Underhill returned his thanks to the Jury and was discharged by the Recorder who was alone u|x>n the bench. The Somkrs Boys.?The argument of counsel under the writ of habeas corpus was continued yesterday morning beiore the Recorder, and will be concluded this morning. His opinion will be given during the week. Sentence Day.?Sentence will be passed this moruing on all persons convicted in the Court of Sessions who are now at large on bail for their appearance. The Grand Jury will present the bills found during the past week, and then be discharged. Railroad Accident.?Yesterday afternoon, as the Philadelphia train of cars was within a mile of Elizabelhtown, the locomotive came in contact with a one horse wagon, driven by an aged woman, which was immediately separated trom the horse, and before the engine could be stopped, she, with the broken vehicle, was carried nearly an eighth of a mile. The collision caused the dislocation of the shoulder of the old lady, and a severe contusion on one of her temples. She was conveyed in the return train to Elizabelhtown, but our informant could not ascertain her name. Death from Bbandy.?On Saturday last, a German named John Baldman, who has recently been employed as a runner in the store of John F. Walters, at 74 Broadway, was sent to a store in Church street, for a gallon of fourth proof brandy, and before returning the demijohn to his employer, drank two half pint tumblers of the liquor, and then laid down by the jug to guzzle,until he became stuoid from excess. He was taken home senseless, ana by medical aid and the use of a stomach pump, recovered sufficiently to walk about on Sunday. He retired to bed in the evening, after drinking some beer, and was found dead yesterday morning. yp- A police report having been published, in which the name of Turner Merritt was introduced, he has requested that the public suspend their opi nton until all the particulars in the case can be presented. Literary Notices. The Illustrated London News, Vol. 1st, from May 14 to Dec 31,1842 ?For sale by E. B. Tattle, Ann Btreet, price three shillings, acd containing about two hundred wood engravings, some oi them very large. Prefixed to the volume is a very large plan of London in 1812, some four feet by two, which is alone worth double the price of the whole. The leading features of the whole work are the illustrations, which are highly attractive, and sufficiently account for the rapid popularity of the " News." The fancy, facetiousness, spirit, and indeed elegance of this publication, place it without a rival as a newspaper candidate in families, and among the young. The Noctks Ambrosianx; of "Blackwood"? Complete in 4 vols.?Philadelphia?Carey &Hart ? The respectable] firm to whom the cause of American literature and science, has been so largely indebted for the publication of the best works in all departments of the world of letters, have, in the present volumes, conferred no ordinary favor on the reading public in this hemisphere. The long and interesting seriestof papers here collected have contributed immensely to the reputation of Blackwood's Magazine. The "Noctes" furnishes a most brilliant and lively literary, political and personal commentary, embracing almost every work in literature, science, and art, published in that period?almost every prominent literary and potit?oaioh?r.>ctcr?and a thousand topic* ol abiding interest. These volumes are assuredly by far the most valuable, delightful, and profitable reprints from the standard magazines, which have ever been issued. The Veil Removed, &c.?By John Tellous? New York?James D. Lockwood, 5 John street. This neat little volume contains a number of very interesting reflections on the memoirs of Israel Putnam, by Humphreys ite Peabody. We commend it to the favorable notice of all interested in the character and history of thiseminent revolutionary worthy. Blackwood's Magazine, for February.?Dublin University Magazine, for February.?Christian Ob-erver.?These elegant reprints by Joseph Mason, are on our table. The numbers are all particularly interesting. American Eclectic and Museum of Foreign Literature.?We have repeatedly felt pleasure in recommending this periodical as one of the most valuable and important at present in course of publication. It contains the cream of the British Reviews, and is got up in elegant style. Published by E. Lit...ii OOti ii .j..... ten, miu xjiuaunay. Map or the City or New York.?Illustration of the location of the Croton Reservoir anil line of the Aqueduct, to be had at Francis's,Maiden lane. Southern Literary Messenger, forFebruary.? This is a good number. Miss Lomax has another excellent article on the " French Dramatists," and there is a great variety of substantial papers, with an agreeable mingling of lighter ones. B. Wood Foster's Book Keeping.?Saxton & Miles.?This is an excellent Bystem of practical book keeping?eminently plain and intelligible?and is worthy of all commendation, its simplicity and conciseness are not the least of its merits, and its price is very moderate. 11.1,t 1st rated Book of Common Prayer.?The second number of this splendid work has just been issued by the respectable publisher, Mr. H.W. Hewett. The engravings in this number are truly admirable, and are worth ten times the amount of the part. The Book of the Navy.?Part 2 is before us. The illustrations are beautiful. All naval men and all who have any respect and love for that right arm of our national defence should procure this work. D. Appleton it Co. are the publishers in this city. The Philosophy, of Solitude.?This beautifully written essay by the well known Zimmerman, has been issued in a very neat form, bv Adee <te Estabrook, Nassau street. Inaugural Addressof Hon. A.Gallatin,L.L.D.? This is a very eloquent and gracefully written discourse. Winchester's edition of Blackwood ?The number for February has been issued, and may be had at this office. Price 18| cents. Sikials.?"Tom Burke of Ours."?Nob. 3 and 4 ; Carey it Hart. Hector O'Halloran.?No. 10.?D. Appleton Ac Co, Theirs' French Revolution.?No. 12.?Post, Bowery. Waverly Novels?No 14.?Post, Bowery. The Horse, the Ass, and the Mule.?(Specimen.)?Lea At Blanchard, Philadelphia ?This proves to be a very valuable work. Universal History of Muller.?This invaluable work has lately been translated into Spanish,by Don Negal Calderon <le la Barca, and issued in four beautiful octavo volumes. It is for sale in thiB city by D. Appleton Ac Co. Court of Common Picas, Before Judge t'lihoctter. 1 *s. 37.?Charlti D. Strong vs., Chrittophtr CartiHy, et al.?This *u an net ion ol replevin, to recover thirty two volumes nf rarlav'a I ihme.. ..?-Is 1 Orographic*, levied on by virtue of an execution against John A. Hoixington. tloisington had previously given a mortage to the plaintiff in this suit on the same property, together with other property. The delonce is that the mortgage wai fraudulently given to avoid payment of the debt. Bell A Co. for pl'ff. Klijah Ward and R. J. Clark for defendant. Hcmbvii ! ?The Kcgee Mermaid haa Itaon declared a humbug by the wiieM. D.'a of Charleston, who examined it through a glass case. The proprietor has very properly brought an action for damages. The Indian Chiefs have been cnlled humbugs by some who have not seen them, and who have exposed themselves to a similar prosecu. tion. Let those who doubt that they are the renowned chieftains they are represented to be, look at their manly forms, their dignified deportment, their terrific dances, their unequalled skill with the how and arrow. All this talk of humbug is sheer envy. Barnnm's fault is his sncces*. The American Museum has the best |>erformanrrs, as well as the greateit collection of curiosities in the conn* try. Bee the bill this week far a specimen. Trial of Commander MeKemte. Twenty Thud Da*. The Court met at 11 o'clock, all the member* present. The Secretary wm about to read the journal, when the President enquired how lour Capt. Smith had been ab?ent7 Capt 8. laid line* Wednesday. The question then came up hi to the necessity ol reading ovbr all the testimony taken during hii absence from the Court. The Court was then cleared, anil on our readmission we found that the Court had decided that as Capt. Smith had been absent for three days, he was excused from further attendance as a member ot the Court. Theodore Sedowici, Esq., appeared as couniel for Commander McKenr.ie. William Inoi.is, one ol the youngest apprentices, was Called and examined by Commander McKentie. This is the lad who testified before the Court ol Enquiry on the 15th his having seen Speacer show a piper to ~iuuwcii. I hn witness was unable to identity either ol the papers found in Mr. Spencer's locker as that area by him on the occasion in question* On his cross-examination, this witness testified thatthe fact of the brig being well calculated for a piratical vessel, was quite a common topic of talk among the men and boys ?that at the time of the accident to the mast, Cromwell was ijuite active in the performance of his duty?thatthe rushing of the men aft on one occasion, which so lightened Lieut. Gansevoort, was in consequence of their being anxious to get out of the reach or the boatswain's colt; and that all the bovs thought that Mr. Spencer was arrested for fighting with Mr. Thompson in the steerage. Amongst the auditors yesterday, we noticed Ex-Governor Seward, and a number of lus political friends. Common Coanell. Board or Aldermkis, Monday, Feb. 27th.?Alderman Dayiks President, pro Urn-, in the chair. Aldermen Crolius, Jones, WoodliUll and Bonnell, absent. A message was received from the Mavor, stating that he had signed the report and form of a bill to change the mo le of regulating the taxes, as reported by the Finance Committee, although rot approving of all its provisions. An ordinance authorizing the Mayor to appoint any number of weighers, measurers, or gungers, that he may consider necessary, under similar restrictions that now exist, was passed. The Street Committee reported in favor of regulating Bloomingdale road, between 21st and 23d streets. The same Committee reported in lavor of concurring with the Assistants in passing an ordinance to pave a space four feet wide, on the southerly side of 12tn street, between 3d avenue and Bowery, and the northerly side of 6th street, between avenue C. and D. Adopted. The same Committee reported in favor of paving Water street, between Fulton and Beekman. Adopted. Committee on Wharves, &c., reported in favor of allowing T. Powell a release of pier foot of Warren street, for $2000 per annum, and that the water be deepened on each side to eight feet below low water. Adopted. The Select Committee, to whom was referred the matter relative to the construction of a railroad on the cast side of the Hudson river, reported that they were in favor of a railroad between this city and Albany, and hoped that^ie bast route would be selected for that purpose. Alderman Pdrdt said he was in favor of the middle route,not the r'.vtr route, but moved that the report should be printed. Alderman Leonard opposed the printing, and said that he thought the middle route was the preferable route, and he therefore should consider it unnecessary for the Common Council to adopt the report or order it to be printed, as it would only tend to prevent a concentration of the efforts of the company that had already commenced the construction of their work He said that it was represented thatthe river route was ten miles shorter than the middle route, but such was not the sase, as had been since fully ascertained. That Mr. Vassar had recently told him that they had no intention to construct a railroad along the river, but they had merely resorted to this movement in order to protect their own property along the river, hut that the Hudson river was enough lor them. That there was nothing to be depended upon in the survey as presented, of the route on the Hudson, and the very report itself was calculated to deceive and mislead the public. That nothing but its "novelty," as Mr. Morgan, the surveyor, had said gome years since, could recommend such a plan. He then moved to lay the report on the table, which was adopted by a unanimous vote. Alderman Purdv withdrew the motion to print, and the report was laid upon the table, where it will in all probability remain until the New York and Troy railroad, by the middle route, is completed. The committee on arts and sciences, to whom was referred the petition of James N. Wells and others, to place the clock in St. Peter's church, in 20th street, under the charge of the regulator oi public clocks, reported in favor of the measure. Aldermen Balis, Carman and Lee opposed it. Aldermen Leonard and West advocated it. The motion to lay on the table was carried by a vote of 7 to 6. Alderman Balis here took the chair. The Croton Water Engineer reported in favor of allowing the sum of $3073 25, in accordance with the opinion of appraisers sejected to as ess damages received by citizens from the bursting of a Croton water pipe at the corner of the Bowery and Walker street. On motion of Alderman Lkk, the report of tho Special Committee on the reorganization of the Aims House and the establishment of a Work House, was taken up for the purpose of acting upon that portion of it that authorises the establishment of a Medical Board, to have the control of the hospital attached to the Alms House. Alderman Stewart opposed the measure at length, and proposed an amendment. Alderman Lkk replied, and alleged that the opposition of the Alderman of the 14th arose from the interested motives of some physician who had been disappointed in not being able to make favor with the physicians who desired to form the medical board. AlJsrman Itihiit replied, charging Alderman Lee with falsity, and alleging that the report that he claimed as his own had been written and prepared by the very physicians who are interested in the passage of this ordinance Alderman Lee retorted, by charging Alderman Stewart with falsehood, in the assertion ho had just made. Alderman Daties called the gentleman to order, and requested that he should take his seat. Alderman Lkk refused to sit down until he had finished his remarks. Alderman Jokes moved that from the temper of the boanl as expressed, that the ordinance be laid upon the table. Alderman Lee rose again, and stated .that the gentleman from the 14th, had asserted that he alleged a falsehood, and he in r turn had done the same, which was a settlement of that account. Alderman Htkwiet said, " No, it is not." Alderman Davif.s said he hoped that the "fathers of the city," would not adjourn with heated blood, as bethought they could discuss the matter as well to-night, as at any future time. Alderman Tunnr was in favor of laying it on the talde. T Alderman Gednkt said he could not see any reason.be cause two gentlemen got mad at each other, that all the rest should run crazy, and that the Board should adjourn on that account, and the members go homa like a parcel of children. The motion to lay on the table was lost, by a vote of 11 to 4. Alderman Leonard moved the adoption of section flrst of tha amendment offered by Alderman Stewart, authoiisingthe appointment ol a resident physician of the alms house. Alderman Jones suggested the proprietyofreferring the whole matter to a special committee, for the purpose ot obtaining a third plan, partaking of the points of both reports as now before the Board. The repoit was then taken up, and section first ol article 10th of the ordinance, as amended by Alderman Stewart, was adopted with an amendment. This section authorizes the appointment of a resident physician of the almshouse, to have charge oftlie Lunatic Asylum, the Penitentiary and the Farms, at a salary of $1600, with house and living. The second section authorizes the appointment hv the Common Council of six practising physicians and six practising surgeons, to he denominated consulting physi cians and surgeons to the Alms House, who with the re sident physician, constitute the " Medical Board." It is their duty to visit the establishment from time to time,and consult with the resident physician relative to all matters of importance, but receive no compensation whatever. Section 6th allows the resident physician to nominate two deputy resident physicians, who shall be entitled to a living, with a salary of $600 per annum. Section Oth allows the Medical Board, consisting of the resident physician, and six physicians and six surgeons,to appoint eight assistants, subject to the approval of the joint Committee of Charity and Alms, who shall produce certificate of hving a regular student with a respectable practi tioner lor two year*, and furnish evidence of having attended one course of medical lecture*. They are to receive the living of the|hou*e.without any other compentation, and each t?> pay the aum of $100, to be expended in purchasing a library, instrument*, plate*, Sec. lo be the property ofthe institution. Section 7th authorize* the resident physician to nominate to the joint Committee of Charity and Aim* House for appointment,an apothecary, to reside at the Hospital,with a salary of $360 and hi* living, and an apothecary at Blackwell's Island, with a salary of $160 and his living. Section* Otli and 10th compel* the resident phyiieian* and assistant* to keep a registerolcases, diseases, kc. Section 11th prohibits any surgical operation <ndangering the life or requiring the loss of a limb of a patient, unless a majority of the consulting surgeons and resident physician havo consented to it, wxr.ppt in urgent cases, but no surgical operation is to take place without the consent ofthe patient. The remaining sections relate to the powers of the resident physician a* to the government of the Hospital, and were adapted. I The Board then adjourned to Wednesday afternoon, when both branches meef in joint ballot. Bossn or Assistant Alukhmrp, Feb 27?Ptlilitnu? Several petitions lor public hydrants in different places. Rtporttof Comnilltm?Of Special Committee, in favor of removing Potter's Field to Randall's Island?laid on the table and ordered to be pi inted. Message from nia Honor, (president WoodhulP) the actting Mayor, signing several document* and ordinances. Report >f Committee on Assessments, in favor ofthe petition of Mr Tinkham for relief from tax. Ofsame committee, for and against several other similar petitions from dilterent individuals. Communication froml). Graham, Esq. Counsellor to the Board, recommending a remonstrance to be sent up to the Legislature against altering the fire laws of this city. Repot, in favor of adding IheTrihtine and Tlehcian to the Cor|M>ration papers. , Report of the City Inspector Home other little business was done, and the lioard adjourned to Best Wednesday?Joint Ballot. <R7- HEADER, DOES YOUR FACE SMART AND hum when you ahave and in it constantly covered with an eruption? Go to 71 Maiden Lane and Ret npot or Field'f Anodyne Shaving Cream, and you w ill find in it one oi theRreatest Inxnrfea that ever found iti way to yourtoilet, and one of the chPApcat too. f?-THE PRIVATE MEDICINE CHESTS PIIERAred hy the College of Medicine and Pharmacy, are Rtiai anteed to cure the worat caaea of Oonorrlima, Gleet, or anyxmplcaaant diacharRe from the urethra,without taintiiiR thr hreath, or di<nRreninR with the moat delicate atomerh. Ta purchaser' of theao cheata, the Col pro h.nd themtelvra to R|?|. medicine Rratla, If not cured. Price I M each. . , fli aiuleii Uy u! the f'oli<"l'e of Medicine an<- Pratm cy 97 Naaaau atrpet, N. V. . . W. . RICHARDSON, Afant. BY THE" SOUTHERN MAIL. Sale* or Btociu at Philadelphia Yesterday. $500 Philadelphia 6'*. 1362, 941; $1000 Cincinnati Bond* 90; $4000 <lo do, 81; $700 Camden and Aml?oy Bond*, 75. afrtkr Boakh.?$600 Wilmington llailroad ?'?, 1345,60; $4000 Tennessee ft'*, OsiJ; $2500 Pennsylvania 5'*, 1863, 40j; 63 iharra Farmer*' and Mechanic*' Bank, 4ftJ. LATEST SOUTHERN SHIP NEWS. Philadelphia. Feb 27?Cld Henrietta, Kartell, forthe Wmt India* Baltimore, Feb 2fi?A-r Ainciica, (Brrm) Cariten, Bremt n ?ixrerirnced heavy weather, l<?t span, aail*, kc: Sophronia, Newcomb, ^Orleans; Mid**, Beuthall, Muiitevideo; Token. Lcvrland, Charleiion; Saml (' Abbott, I.anuon, NYork. Bid Lawrence, Howe*, B<>?on; Edward. Januey. and Oceana, Creiahton, NOrleans; Solon. Ball. Mobile; Oallant Marv, Coffin. MayaKUfi;Commonwealth. Trefelben.Stco, Me; Baltic, Pike, Some reelEllen, Noyts, Balem Cld 25th. Abbv Baker, Pratt, Mobile; Valliilla, Haynea, NOrlean*. hid Argo, Heed, Rin J^iipiro. Al>.xa>dria, Feb 23?Arr Archibald Gracie, Rice, Kio? tnn, Ja. Richmond. Ftb 21?91(1 Manchester, NYork; M M Kloti, do; Poutiac, New Bedford Norfolk, Feb 23?Arr Iowa. Oindeli, Me. NkwbkRN, NC Feb li?Arr St Pierre. Osgood, Martinirme; Julia St Nancy, Ferguson, do; 17th, Kinbeily, Armaoie, West lodiea. OOP- 100 ORPHANS ? Tho public will bear in mind that the New York Clothing Society will hold a meeting at the Broadway Tabernacle ou Thursday evening next, March 'Jd. They have engaged 100 orphan children from the Long Island Farms to be present, and take part in the exercises of the evening. They will speak and sing twenty dillerent pieces. The Society expect that this will he one of the most interesting meetings ever witnessed at the Tabernacle. Anson G. I'helps, Esq., will preside. Addresses may be expected from Rev. Mr. Janes and Mr. Parker. The various Judges, Aldermen and Assistants, and tho Commissioners of the Alms House, have been invited to attend. It will be seen by the following letter from the Mayor of the city, that he has accepted an invitation to be present at the exhibition:? Mayor's Office, Feb.36, 1843. Mns. James Beatty? Madam? With great pleasure I acknowledge the receipt of the invitation of your Society to be present at the Tabernacle on Thursday evening, upon the interesting occasion you mention. I will with great pleasure attend, should my official duties not prevent. Very respectfully yours, 3 ROBERT H. MORRIS. (& SAILORS' HOME, A MONOPOLY?The piece headed as altove, and inserted in the Tribune,by an individual net worth noticing,because he is unknown to us. But; Mr. Editor of the Tribune, we shall have to call on you one of these days, and find the Foremast-hand that tries to blacken our characters in your paper?why will the hydra not show its own heads, as they have shown their cloven feet; they say, wa keep dens of vice, will they be kind enough to tell what assistance they rendered us during the summer of 1841, when we tried to break up these dens of infamy; we leave the proof ot this to tho officers of Justice, then being. There are few, if any, of the seamen's landlords, but what have followed the sea for the course of a longflife. Why not allow them an honest livelihood ashore, or win you genu mem ami ineir lamuieg 10 me Aims House 7 Our money, which for one, I have paid without being able to tell where it went to for 81 years, must now be lent or given awav to raise a monopoly, and deprive us of our subsistence-^ Grant us equal rights?let us have the same privilege in shipping our man as formerly?let thoso who have families and parents, be shipped by their looks and charactor, without being asked if they boar4 at the Home. Now, Mr. Foremast, you have displayed your ignorance to the public, at large, by telling them that there was constantly on hand MOO seamen in the city of New York, for at the present time' there is not more than 250 or 3^0, nor'that ltsilf, during the summer. There may be at times 1000, but unless when one of our line of battle ships are paid oft, I never knew more. Now put 2 or 300 in the Home, and let them have the choice of shipping their men in the summer time, and see if they do net enjoy an absolute monopoly? will the friends of seamen eall and visit our houses, our tables? Any service that we can do to satisfy the public in respect of the comfort the sailor enjoys with us, the world may come and see : but do not mis-name the houses. Foremast-hand has alluded to the foundation and carrying out of the institution, and says, he has by personal enquiry ascertained how scrupulously the charitable portion of the funds has been applied. Now, *1 challenge Foremast-haml, to show the public any one instance where the shipwrecked mariner nas been taken in, clothed, and provided for out of charity. New, Mr. Foremast.hand, we expect you as a visitor?a stranger to the country you now live in. SAILORS' LANDLORD. ft?- THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND'S MESSAGE TO THE HOUSE OF LORDS AND COMMONS?Had Victoria, been able to open the session of parliament in person, it is certain that a portion of her address would have noticed that most valuable remedy for consumption, Tease fc Son's Hoarhound Candy,in consequence of it having cured His Royal Highness Prince Albert and the infant Prince of Wales from severe colds. What a sensation it would have created among the English aristocracy! To lie sure, SirRohert Peel objected to the passage, because as he said, the Yankees had already outwitted John Bull out of a portion of New Brunswick, and now were endeavoring to play the same game on the North West Coast. Sheer envy in Sir Robert. However the Clarified Essence oi Hoarhound Candy needs uo foreign praise. They can hardly supply the home demand this bad weather. Sold wholesale and retail by J. Tease Sc Son, 4.1 Division street; 10 Astor Hou'e; 110 Broadway and 06 William St.; Vn. 3 Ledger Buildings, Philadelphia, Pa-; 8 State street, Boston ; 57 State street, Albany; 333 Broad street, Newark, N. J.; and 110 Baltimore street, Baltimore, Md. (to- OLDRIDGE'8 BALM OF COLUMBIA. HAS stood the most rigid test of any article, for preventing the hair from falling out, and restoring it to those who from sickness or age nave become bald. It has gained and sustained a reputation equalled by no other hair restorative, either in this or any other country. Be sure you get the genuine Balm, with nfac simile of " Comstock & Co." which must be found upon every wrapper, or you will find your money thrown away ia the purchase ol the stuff called by the same name. The genuine maybe had wholesale and retail of Cornstock & Williams, No.6North Fifth street, Philadelphia; Comstock & Co., 71 Maiden Lane, New York; and Cornstock It Ross, 35 Magazine street, New Orleans. ttj- THE GENUINE EXTRACT OF 8ARSAPArilfa, prepared by the New York College of Medicine and Pharmacy,is now almost universally prescribed by the respectable portion of the New York medical faculty,which lact alone establishes its character more than columns of newspaper certificates made expressly (or the purpose. The following are amongst some of the most remarkable cures effected by this celebrated preparation within the last six months: secondary syphilis, chronic rheumn tism, nodes, debility from secret indulgence and other CAUses, salt rheum, enlargements ol the joints, cutaneous ulcerations, scrofula and erysipelas. This prepsration is guaranteed not to contain a particle of mercury or any mineral, beinr composed of nothinr hut tha best Benth American Snrsaparilla, Gentian and Sassafras, extracted by a process unknown to the American chymist. Sold in bottle* at 7A cents each. In case* of half doaen bottles, $S AO. Do do one domen, 0 00. Principal oflcc and oonsnltlng rooms of the College 91 Neman street, New York. W. S. RICHARDSON. 09" TO YOUR READERS ?A goo<l article cannot he too often recommended to the public; for such recommendation is doing as great a favor to those who buy as to those who sell. We have, on several occasions, spoken of the skill and experience of Mr. A. Grandjean, of No. 1 Barclay street, Astor House, in term* of praise?that they have not been too laviihly beitowed, all person* who have derived benefit Irom his excellent preparations, can freely testify. Mr. Grandjean ia no pretender, but a person ol intelligence and good sense, and he thoroughly understand* hi* business. Let anv one consult him and he will noon find the beneficial efTecta ol advice, baaed upon scientiAc.knowledge and long,) ears of practice. It it his honest conviction that, by judicious treatment, the loss of the hair?undeniably, next to sound teeth, the greatest ornament of the human person?can be prevented His Composition, if used according to his instructions,!ratuitously given, stimulates thegrowth and strengthens the roots of the hair. Thiaisol two kinds, liquid and paste, and they are to be applied alternately. Re has, moreover, the Turiiying Water, a recent discovery?which imparts a fine glow and will keep in curl the most perverse locks. Evety lady, who would preserve the elegant arrangement of the most exquisite coiffure, should possess herself of this truly named Lustra! Water, Ol?- BRISTOL'S 8AKSAPARILLA This prepara. tion of Sarsaparllla surpasses any thing heretofore offered to the public as a renovator of the human system, lis recommendation by the medical faculty is such those afflicted with diseases of the blood or nerves cannot fail to be fully convinced that it will perform all that is claimed for it. The numcroHi testimony of those who have successfully tried this article, places it beyon i a'doubt, that Bristol^ Sarsaparllla is a safe; sure and effectual remedy for all die esses of the liver, cnncer, scrofula, salt "rheum, indigestion, and the various nervous affections, which is the unhappy lot of many to be he r to. There has not appeared before the public, in our estimation, an article so well calculated to purify the system as Bristol's Sarsaparllla. The experience and standing of Mr. Bristol is a sufficient guaranty to all disposed to try this efficacious remedy. Sold wholesale and retail by Wm. Burger, ftOCourtlandt street, and at retail by Kushton A ASplnwsll: Milhau's rharmooi-. *vm>? Rawcrv: Tripp's. IAS Division St. and 'il? a niton'at. ' ?7- PRIVATE MEDICAL CAUTION?Since the introduction of Profeaaor Veli>enirs celebrated Pilla into thin country by the College ol Medicine and Pharmacy of the city ol New York, tx-tween four and flee und c.aaea ot Oonnrrho-a and Gleet have been effectually cured by them without a aingle failure. So pow erful hai been their effect in England and France that they are now conaidered theonly apeciftc known for Ihoae diaeaaea; and o great haa the demand been for them in '.hia country that aomeof lha aell-atyled Doctora of the city of New York are at preaent vending Pilla of their own compoaiton, underthe name of the (natly celebrated Profeaaor Velpean. The public are therefore rcapectfully inlormed that the genuine Velpeau'a I'illaare to be had only at the principal oiftceof the College of Medicine and Pharmacy ,07 Naa?nu at. New York- Price $1 per bo*. N. B. To patient* placing themaelvea under thotrentmont nl the Colleire. a ?nle and nurmnnent cure u ill lie guaranteed without the uie of mercury or any medirino injnrioii* to the conatitution. Patient! living nt ailiitance, hy addreaiing a letter to the agent of the College, with n lull deacription of their diaeaae, ran obtain from him a cheat containing Medicine* prepared tinder the auperintendance of the Medical Faculty of thn College, guaranteed to cure. By order of theCollege of Medicine and I harmacy, Principal Office !>7 Naaaan at. WM. -< MICHARDrtON, Agent. A liberal diaconnt will he allowed to country Practitioner! and Druggiiti on all tho preparation! of the College, or oMh. ?