Newspaper of The New York Herald, 9 Mart 1843, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated 9 Mart 1843 Page 2
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M\ HKtiALD' ew Vork, Ihnnilajr, March 0, IBM. Grand Morrmrnt i.r John Tylrr and hla Admin let ration. At length the Administration of John Tyler are preparing to begin their grand movement for the next Preeideney?and aUo to etlect the dentruction and dissolution ol ihe two great parties, by the establishment ol a third, or Tyler party. We learn from Washington, on unquestionable authority, that Messrs Wise, Cushuig, Profiit and other distinguished supporters of Mr. Tyler, intend to be present at the Gust Mass Meeting, to be held in Military Hall ol this city next week ; and no doubt they will there develope the principles of the new movement, and commence the agitation ol the next presidency -in the nioet powerlul, impassioned, and eloquent manner in which they can. In anticipation of this grand movement, originating at Washington, the following proceedings, by way ol preparing the soil for the spring seed, have taken place here :? FOR f RESIDENT, JOHN TYLER, OF VIROINIA. FOR TICK PRESIDENT, WILLIAM C. BOUCK, OF HEW YORK. Si t J EC T TO THE DECISION OF A DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONTENTION. REPUBLICAN GENERAL COMMITTEE. >t a regular meeting of the Committee friendly to the General Administration,held at Military Hall,on Monday evening. February the flth, the following resolution* were unanimously adopted ; Resolved, That this convention entertain the most exalt.*d seutiments of respect and confidence lor his Excel, lency John Tyler, and in view of the eminent services he has "rendered to his country in the various stations to which he has been elevated, hereby recommeud him to the people of the United States, us a suitable candidate for the office of President at the next ensuing Presidential election. Resolved, that for the purpose of bringing hi* claims heiore the American Toople, it is expedient to call a Publl/s Vlo.fl MuAlintr nffko rrian^a nf PrMidanf TrlflP tn ho held on the 15th dsv of March next, at Military Hall, at hall past aeven o'clock, to adopt auch proceeding! as they may deem proper. Resolved, That a Committee consisting of one person from each ward be appointed to correspond, with distinguished friends of Mr. Tyler throughout the Union, requesting them to attend the public meeting in this city, mid assist in its deliberations. Resolved, that the Executive Committee be authorized to ndd to their number, and to include citizens not members of this committee, te carry out the important objects of the fort going resolutions. Resolved, that these proceedings he published in the Union and Aurora ot this city, and sueh other journals throughout the State and Union friendly to President Tyler. V.M. NOAH, Chairman. wSc"IAT' i- ' Secretaries. w. Sinci.Ata. Jr. S {b?- in regard to the Mass Meeting in this oity of the friends of the Administration to be holden on the 15th of March, it is desirable as many of the friends of the Adminutra'iou from tbv interior should attend as can, at this inclement season of the year. Delegations may attend from most of the principal towns. The principles and course of the Administration may be expected to be developed at this meeting. This is the programme of operations, and it must be acknowledged that it presents some features vf singular interest. We hear of Tyler meetings and Tyler conventions, coming like distant echoes and unusual noises, from several remote parts of the country?but on rigid analysis, they generally dwindle down to mere hoaxes, humbugs, or the witty charlatanisms of the wicked and amusing locofocos. No real, steady, downright, or substantial movement has yet been made for the re-election of Captain Tyler, or the dissolution of the two parties who oppose him. It remains tor the excitable, original, witty, philosophical materials, floating amid the intellectual atmosphere of New York, to put this ball in resolute motion. From the first momentthatMr.Tylerbeganto separate himself from the whigs, attempts have been made id New York, in various shapes, and by various public meetings, to organise a party for him, and to begin a movement for his re-election. In Wall street, in National Hall, in Washington Hall, in the Park?yea, even on the Battery, and in the Bowery these attempts have been made?but on every occasion the Goths and Vandals broke in upon these modern Romans, and scattered them over the "campagnia di Roma," as a troop of regular soldiers would the mere banditti ot the crags and mountains. Who can forget the row in National Hall! None. Who can forget the awful smashing in Washington Hall ! Not they who paid for the chandelier. Who can furget the terrible riot on the steps of the City Hall, and the scattering of the "guard" through the classic Park ! None?none?for had the fountain then existed, the "guard" might have been ducked. Or all these occasions, the Tyler party in New York attempted to make a move, but were forced to fly for shelter, either to Corlear'e Hook or the Custom House. Only two of these meetings were per iiimeu 10 pass quietly along me tide oi time?one held in the Exchange?and the other in the Bowery. And both these ended thus quietly, because few of the "fierce demorrcie" or the "young whigs" knew oi such assemblages, or thought of fishing in such out-of-the-way waters. At length a new move sprung up, and a new movement was attempted. The chivalric Major Noah, remarkable for his tat and philosophy?who, in his course through the vale of tears, has belonged to all parties (as long as they would give any thing) and abandoned all parties in turn, was determined to put his shoulder to the plough, and forthwith the nucleus of the Tyler pariy, as organised in Military Hall, sprung up in a night, like Jonah's gourd, but whether the sun of notoriety will cause itto wither as quickly, time will tell. Here then we are?tn the midst oi this blessed, beautiful, bounteous New York, in the very commencement oi one of the creates! experiments ever made in the politics of this country. Both the or ganised parties, with their leaders, appear to been, tirely opposed to the administration of John Tyler, < r to his continuance in office after the 4th of March, 1M5 In spite of this opposition, the President and his friends are determined to ascertain if the possession of the veto power?if the influence of pa tronage?or if the principles and measures he ens tmnsiuhii administration, will effect, or not, an entire revolution among the great masses of both partus, and produce a dissolution of both, in the elections ol this and next year. This is quite a curious and quite an original question?and quite a new one in the history ol the country. To begin the popular movement that will decide the question, the Mass Meetiww in Military Hall is called to meet there on the 15th inst. At this meeting, the Hon Caleb Cushing, the Hon. Henry A. Wise, the Hon Mr. Proftit, and many other honorable sup. porters of the President, will attend in person, in order to giv? impulse, tone, popularity, novelty, notonety.excitement, philosophy, tun, Iwrar and jiower to the movement. In every point ol view, therefore, this assemblage will be of great importance in all its future movements Its first effect will be seen in the charter elections of this city, next month It the Tyler mrtv can influence a portion of the ..i .l other two partis, they may run a separate ticket (or Mayor and Corporation?but if they should not deem it wise to pursue such a policy, it is very evident that if they ran hut mutter two or three thousand votm at tkt April election, they will control the event. Both the other parties are, therefore, placed at once in h new and difficult position, and the excitement I on the prospect of these things will begin to rise from this day forward. Our own position in this new and remarkable state of things, is simple, precise, philosophical, honest, patriotic, christian, and rigidly just. We are the iroB-hearUd neutral, as to mere popular parties ; hut the very centre and pivot of the grand republican morals of America, I-uroi>e, nod civilization itself? solicitous only for the iii. rio progress of this crest. wonderful,and fluidity country .00 iuut principle*,and tiy any party, or any combination of the jreat ma?e of ill* r*?pl* 'or 'h*1 PurP0* The eloquent speechr? the tire-hreathinff harangues of Cuehmg, Wiae, I'rnfftt, and others at the mam meeting, we elmll report nsrfesJim. next morning. and spread them he Ion* Jive hundred thousand render*, wiih their coffee and toast. And if the whigs, or the democrat*, wish to counteract the effects of the Military Hall eloquence, we shall perform the same task of benevolence to them, and leave the decision in the hands ol the American i>eoii|e Vitf hi Republique Colonel Webb in another Paroxism !?Colonel Webb lias, we perceive, had another violent paroxysm of patriotism, morality, and all the other virtues, except the cardinal one, of paying old debts. Formerly the Colonel had an attack ot this sort once in two years. Then, again, the periodical visitation came everv twelvemonth, and afterwards lor a time once in six months. But, unfortunately now, in consequence of the rapid approach of the millennium, he has an attack at every change of the moon His disorder seems to be a sort of intellectual cholera, and the way that the diarrhma of words flows from him, with hardly a single solid bit of idea, is perfectly alarming. " Alien"?" foreigner"?" rascal"?" scapegrace"?" robber"?" unnaturalized',?" petticoats"?"Queen Victoria"? " the Herald"?all sorts of things, run through his convulsed paragraphs. We hardly know what to do with the Colonel. He has some good traits which, we have charitably endeavored o cultivate. He is occasionally a gentleman, and we have labored with great fidelity to make the assumption of that character permanent. But on account of the greatly increased frequency of these intellectual convulsions, we begrn to be seriously alarmed for this afflicted subject, and think it high time to procure a consultation of the faculty, in order to see what can be done for the suflerer. According to the Colonel, the AVie York Herald is the great governing power in Europe and America; and then, to see a Colonel, of the " regular army," too, speaking so unhandsomely of Queen Victoria, when that distinguished lady had the kindness to honor htm by one of her servants, when he was in London, with a ticket to witness hercoronation! Very ungallant in the Colonel?a man of such just pretensions to chivalry Rnd politeness?exceedingly ungallant! Her Majesty must feel much hurt when she hears of all this in Buckingham Palace. Seriously, however; notwithstanding all that the Colonel says, we shall continue to treat him, as we will all others, with justice and forbearance. The cause of these occasional outbreaks is evident. If we did not publish a paper that is carefully written, and conducted with judgment and skill, and which did not enjoy a very wide circulation, we should be spared the abjurgations of Colonel Webb. The whole thing arises from competition in business. The Colonel and the whole fraternity of the Wall Btreet press, are every day descending rapidly to the fatal bourne, whilst the smaller papers are increasing their influence, and extending their circulation in an equal ratio. Here is the secret sore which accounts for Colonel Webb's periodical assaults, and fits of patriotism, virtue, and morality. The Artist?A Monthly Lady's Book.?This perfectly unique and eminently beautiful periodical, has received an accession of patronage which has induced the original proprietor to make more extensive arrangements for its improvement. The publishing, literary, and artistical departments will now be placed under the charge of seperate conductors. Mr. Quarre, who has hitherto sustained the labor and responsibility of the whole, having disposed of tw o thirds of the proprietorship for this purpose. He will now devote his undivided energies te the embellishment department, in which he is so superlatively skillful, and which has al-eady distinguished this periodical above all its competitors. In this respect, also, it will maintain its enviable superiority, as the only work in this country in which the latest Parisian fashions can be seen immediately after their arrival?a consideration, we presume, of no small importance to the fair sex in general. The literary department will be in the hands of an accomplished scholar, who is familiar with the best productions in all the languages of Europe, and who intends to present in every number choice gems of French and Italian?a novelty which our refined and educated families will readily appreciate Indeed, the enterprize, high taste, and varied talent, whieh will now steadily be devoted to this work, cannat fail to procure for it an amount of patronage, which will speedily render it superior to every other of its class, whether in Europe or on this continent. This is the object of its proprietors, under the new arrangement, and they are determined to realize it. Thk Artist, printed and published at the OHice of the New York Herald, will be issued, with rigid punctuality, on the first day of every month, and delivered at the residences of the subscribers. The first number of the improved series will be published on the first of April, and the price will continue to be S3 per annum, or 25 cents monthly. MrsiCAL.?The Scottish Concert at the Apollo, was very successful. The receipts were somewhat upwards of five hundred dollars, and a great number of persons who had purchased tickets, were unable to obtain admission to the room. Great interest had been excited to see and hear the tUbulants, the Misses Cumming. These ladies have very recently arrived in our city from Greenock, and were brought out by their brother, Dr. Cumming, formerly editor of a Scottish paper in this city. They fulfilled, during the last season, a series of highly successful engagements in the West of Scotland, and sung in concerts with Templeton, at Edinburgh, with much telat. Their great merit consists in the iviivetf and sweetness with which they sing duetts, their voices mingling in unison with moBt agreeable harmony. They evidently, however, imseess no great pretensions to artistical skill, and have never, it appears, sung on the stage. But in a concertroom or drawing-room they are very pleasant and attractive singere. Mr. Clirehugh sings the Scottish songs with great feeling, and is, indeed, one ol the very best amateur vocalists in this city. But he has not had the musical education, nor experience necessary to constitute a public singer of the higher class. The novelty and beauty of the songs and ballads selected for this Concert, contributed greatly to fill the room. Scottish music is very highly and deservedly appreciated here, and from the furor of the excitement which has been got up, we have no doubt that the Miwtes Cunirning will be able to give several concerts with success. We believe that the second will be given next week at the Apollo. We may add that these ladies possess great personal attractions, and the youngest is considered to be quite a beanty. Somirs Case before the Grand Jury.?The Grand Jury came into Court yesterday, and desired instruction from Judge Belts as to their powers to inquire into matters pertaining to United States vessels?understood to refer to the " Somers." The Court directed the Jury to reduce their inquiry to writing, and come into Court again this morning. when an answer may be expected. So it a|>|>ears by thia that this affair ta not yet end. ed so lar as our civil courts are concerned. We trust the Grand Jury will remember their oaths and not shrink lrom a full discharge of their duty, whatever that may he in strict law and justice to all parties. The Grand .Tnry also ignored the bill against I Captain Rice, as we intimated yesterday. Apropoi? We were misinformed yesterday as to Mr Hoffman having delivered an argument against the Grand Jury taking up the " Homers " case. He was called before them on some law point, but made no " argument." OhioRivvr.?This river at Wheeling, on Friday, had seven and a half feet of water in the channel, and was rising. At Pittsburgh, on Thursday there were seven feet of water in the channel; and at Cincinnati on Wednesday, it was at a stand, with 25 to 30 feet in the channel, t? Louisville. Thi Hudson Rrvxn ?The navigation is still suspended between Piermont and Albany. From the [former place to thin city, Captain Shulti ha? not faded to make hut daily trip daring the winter. | Great Haul oy Bogus? Examination bkfork , the Mayor.?There is now at the Mayot'a office, a | I trunk said to contain between one and two thousand I dollars in counterfeit Mexican dollars, and gold pieces The trunk was carried on board the North River steamboat North America, Captain Trues ilale, some time last summer. In the fall it Ha* | broken open and taken to the Police or Mayor's office, where it has since been, and during which time the Police has been in pursuit of the owner of the trunk, and of the money. It contained a pair of boots and some clothing. The boots contained the name of the maker, purporting to have been made atCa/enovia. On some of the bills and other papers found in the trunk there was the name of S. D. Ward. These and other cireumstances led the Mayor to send Police officer Walker up t* Cazanovia, with one of the aforesaid boots, to see what he could discover. He went?he saw?he lound S. D. Ward ; and on Saturday last returned with him to this city. Ward admits himself to be the owner of the trunk. Day before yesterday (Tuesday) he was brought before the Mayor, in charge of A. M.C. Smith, and at some length gave his account of the way and manner in which he came in possession of the " " As nearly as we can recollect, the account he gives is briefly, that he is the owner of a large factory for the manufacture of threshing machines, <tec. at Cazenovia?travels much to sell his machinescame on business last summer to New York?fell in with a man by the name of Decatur, up t athe Museum, corner of Bowery and Division street? I f nllrorl ur i t U Ivim aK/Mif tUvauUinrv mnAKtnno ?-? ?i*invu nun utiii aui'Ui illlOPitlllg llinWillllVD, IVf. CXU. ?went down to the Battery, and talked with him there?Decatur was going down East, and had a large quantity of gold and silver money in his possession, which he desired Ward to take up to Cazenovia with him, when he would call for it on his return from the East, and purchase a thrashing machine of him. Ward accordingly made the arrangement?took the money?did not count it?gave no receipt for it? but it in his boots, pockets. See., and deposited it all in his trunk?carried the trunk on board the steamboat North America?lost the trunk?inquired for it, but could not find it?offered one persona hundred dollars if he would find it for him?did not go to the police office, however, nor advertise it, because he thought Decatur was the principal loser, and he might do what he chose about it?and, in short, has never seen or heard of the trunk from the time it was lost till the present time. These, we think, are the (substantial points of his statement, which, of course, implicate Decatur as the counterfeiter. We are assured that Mr. Ward, who is a Colonel, by the way?Col. Ward?is a man of family, and of considerable property at Cazenovia, and a gentleman of respectability, and totally unlikely to be guilty of anything of this kind now charged against him. The examination is conducted by the Mayor, (Ipn ^UnfnrH nnnooriiair fnr tko nrianna* T* ??" resumed yesterday, and the following witnesses were examined:? Daniel Fordham, sworn.?I was deck hand on board the North America; I commenced 7th March, 1842; I was with her until she laid up in the fall. [A trunk in the Mayor's office is shown to the witness.] I saw it coming down Courtland street to the doc* ; I took it from the man who brought it, and put it on board the boat in the baggage room; the man who came with it saw it put in the baggage room. This was in the summer season ; when we got to Albany the trunk was in the room, but there was no inquiry made for it that I heard; and the trunk went up and down in the boat with us several trips, still in the baggage room ; it was finally taken out ol that room after a week or ten days, and put into the mail room among other baggage that had been left : it remained in the mail room a month or more. There was something in it that shifted from one end to the other as I carried it. 1 was not present when it was taken away ; I never heard any inquiries made for the trunk at all : we have ten deck hands on board the boat. Dy Gen. Sanforp.?I have a distinct recollection of seeing the trunk on board the boat the next morning ; it was brought to the boat at New York, in the forenoon of the day. On the passage up. 1 did not see the person on board, whom I took to be the owner of the trunk. The deck hands all assist in taking care of the baggage. George Lester?I was the pilot of the North America last summer. 1 have seen the trunk alluded to. After the trunk was taken to the mail room, I saw it. It was heavy. Some one said there was harness in it. I was there when the trunk was opened. Captain Truesdale was present. The reason which led to its being opened was that Cap tain Truesdale wondered why it was not called for, and thought there must be something valuable in it. So he opened it to see what was in it, and found it contained packages of Mexican dollars and gold pieces. There was a coat, pants, and boots. It was seve al weeks after I saw it in the mail room before it was opened. The Capt.said the money was bad; 1 could not see but what it was good- An officer was sent for who came and took the trunk away. I screwed up the trunk when the officer took it. I think the officer took a pocket-book out of it before it was scrawed ui>. When the money was found in the trunk we each of us took a Mexic >n dollar; the rest of it was put back. I have no knowledge of any application being made oa board the boat for the trunk. The officer's name was Walker. I am pilot for the first half of the night?John Montross is second pilot for the other half, fromCatskill up. Samuel H. Silleck?1 was deck hand on board the North America last summer. This witness confirmed the testimonv already given. LT.., ? .1 .L- V--iL A : Aooipittiu va(Hdiu in i^k, ui mi i^uriii /vincnua? I know that trunk; 1 first saw the trunk in the baggage room, after it had been there some days; inquiries were made why it was not called for. Tne hands grumbled about its being in their way, and it was afterwards removed ta the mail room. No inquiry was made for the trunk. In the full of the yaar, when it was cold enough for fires in the mail room, the trunk was then in the way again. Captain Truesdale came to me one day and said he had opened the trunk in order to ascertain, if possible, to whom it belonged, as it had become a matter of great speculation who owned it ; he also told me what it contained. His further evidence confirmed the pilot's. It must have been some time in Augnst that I firet heard of the trunk. The North America, the Utica, and the South America, all belong to the same company. Horse Theatricals?Extraordinary Rism/rs? A Lesson to whom it may Concern?The results of the late engagement of Mr. Welch with his famous horses, at the Park Theatre, are of a very remarkable character, and point to odd results. This engagement was for the period of nine weeks, and his average receipts have been about $2,000 per week, yielding a handsome profit over and above expenses. The usual receipts of the New York Theatres, with the exception of the Bowery, which is altogether in the back ground, are about $800 per week. Here is a very wide and striking difference on the face of it. And on looking into the subject, we find that the difference in the receipts is owing to the difference in the management. Mr. Welch has pursued the economical practice of only advertising in the Herald, and two or three other small papers, instead of throwing away money on the large papers. The theatres, on the other hand, advertise in the large Wall street papers. Here is the secret of the diflerenct. And it would seem by this result, that the more nuch amusements are advertised in the Wall 6treet papers, the more unfortunate are the results upon the managers. Mr. Welch did expect to visit Boston next ; but more advantageous offers are held out at Philadelphia, and he will accordingly leave New York in a few days for that city. On Monday, the 13th inst , Mr. Simpson again re-opens the Park for the twolegged legetimate drama. This, we believe, is intended to be the last attempt of the manager, and if it does not succeed, he means to abandon the field, and try something else. Mr. Simpson has had a great deal of experience?he also has the recent experience of others?but whether he will avail himself of either, the future will show. ( 'HKat Launch Tc-Day ?The greatest merchant ship in the Union will be launched this afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the ship yard of Brown Ac Bell, foot ?t Houston street. East iliver. She is named the , Liverpool, and will be commanded by Captain.lohn Kldredge. .Such a launch does not take place every day 9?" w?ander?t?n.l t Ball la about to ha gives by the Military and citlrena, complimentary to the Chleti and Wlnihri of aovar.l t-ii ?* - - - ?? iiiimn inoca wmx oi IU? Miflilfltipp) rlftr, who irt now iathorlty City Intelligence. The Examination was continued yesterday before Justiae Stevens,in the Grand Jury Room, but no new facts were elicited. The $20,000 note about which so much ha* been said, is now due and will soon be prosecuted for payment. Some sings lnr developements relative to Mrs. Miller, are about to tnke place in a few days, and an extraordinary movement will be made by Mr. Miller that will astonish that portion of the public who have been interested in this affair. Violating thk Pilot Laws.?A young man named Robert McMully, who has served a series ol years as a pilot apprentice, was arrested yesterday on a charge of violating the pilot laws of this State Mr. Amer Cowan testified before one ol the commissioners, Ezra Drew, that McMully piloted the brig Attakapas te sea, by the way of Sandy Hook, on the 20th ult., and also that he has no license as a pilot. The case being heard before the Police Magistrate, McMully was held to bail in the sum of #300, to answer the complaint. Fire.?Yesterday afternoon, a fire broke eut in 47S Grand street, in the fancy store of Thos. Sewell. Not much damage done. Disgraceful Assault on a Woman.?A man named John Maloney was yesterday arrested and held to bail in the sum of #300, for violently assaulting and beating Ann Clark, ol 19 1-2 Orange street, and breaking her ancle by his blows. A Sagacious Dog.?For the past two days, a small black and white spottedjdog. with two liver colored marks over his eyes,| has! Deen seen standing at the head ef the pier foot of Murray street, ana all attempts to call it from the position have been unavailing, and food ottered to it has been refused. Hearing yesterdav that such was the case, we walked to the pier, ana on approaching the end, perceived the animal standing on the head piece, looking into the river below. As we came nearer, he lelt his station, and gave symptoms of a disposition to warn us ott, and all our etlorts at persuasion couia not coax him from the string piece. There is no doubt that some person has been drowned from the end of the pier, and this dog, with the sagacity oftentimes exhibited by their species, is watching faithfully for his master's return. The poor little animal appeared nearly perished with cold and hunger, but still refused all aid or assistance from strangers. A Nuisance?The manner in which the side walks are obstructed by the persons employed about the livery stable, on tne smith side of Spruce street, between William and Gold, in washing their carriages, is a perfect nuisance to the neighborhood and should be abated forthwith by the agents of the Corporation Attorney. The insolence ot the driver of No. 41, to the gentleman who was thrown down and severely injured while passing that stable, deserves such notice as he will receive at a future time. An old Clo' Thief.?A woman named Agnes Gurley, was caught on Monday night, in the act ol stealing a quantity of female and other clothing, valued at $20, from John Logue, of the Seventh avenue. near 18th street. She was fully committed for trial. Caution to Boardinq-House Keepers, isc.? There are a set of floating cheats and swindlers con| tinually moving about town, duping people out of renis ana ooara in a smaii way, 10 buch au caiciu as to prove seriously injurious to many honest men, and of great annoyance to others. We could particularize some individuals of this liidney. In one case in particular, we have heard of a swarthy, pale-faced rascal, wearing a pair of spectacles, and a pair of dark whiskers, and a dealer in periodicals and maps, who has been known to take offices in several places, under false pretences, and then abscond with his effects at night, without paying rent. Landlords, and boarding house keepers cannot be too much on their guard against this loafing and villanons class of people. Accident.?Dr. H. Bostwick was called to see a young man, last evening, who received a very dangerous injury by falling into one of the side walk vaults, or what would be a more appropriate name man traps. By the negligence of some one belong ing to the premises, the grating was left off, and the evening being dark, he did not observe the danger till it was too late. It is outrageous, that the proper authorities will not correct this dangerous practice of leaving the grating either off, or not properly secured. The young man lost nearly three quarts of blood, and had it not been for the prompt and active manner in which he was attended to by Dr. B., he would have died. He is at present in a fair way to recover. Further of the Earthquake.?We learn that the Vista, at Charleston from St. Croix, reports that the earthquake of the 9th ult. was felt at that place, but slightly and did no damage. It had been more violent to the windward, and the islands of Nevis and Montserrat were greatly injured. It is reported by the officers of the Ringdove, at Halifax from Barbadoes, that on the 8th of February they felt the shock soon after they had left the island. It lasted about three minutes, and shook the brig's masts and hull so forcibly that they thought her timbers would be rent asunder. Naval.?Com. Hugh N. Page has been ordered to the command of the U. S. sloop of war Levant, now lying at the Gosport Navy Yard. It is reported that Com. Ballard died at his residence near Annapolis last Saturday. The U. S. brig Grampus, on a cruise, was spoken off Charleston bar on the 2d inst. The U. S. brig Boxer, Lieut. Com'g Bullus, arrived at Matanzas on the 20th ult. from a cruize near the Isle of Pines; she there fell in with and gave chase to a topsail schooner, whose movements and appearance excited suspicion, but which contrived to make her escape without being overhauled. The Western Again.?There is not much need of another paragraph about the Great Western. We will give one, however. She is now in her twenty-sixth day, and unless she makes her appearance very soon, the Columbia, the steamer of the 4th instant, will be in before her with nearly a month later news. For the sake of all concerned, we hope the Western did not leave England on the 11th ult. Russell's Planetarium at Niblo's.?This grand exhibition should not be overlooked. At hall past 7 o'clock, this evening, Niblo's great saloon will open. That far famed Missionary, the Itev. Dr. Baird, who has been welcomed by princes and potentates, and been familiar in palaces, will address the audience. A rich fund of novelty and instruction, may be expected on the libraries of Europe. See notice "Ame* rican Institute," tec. State Prison at Sino Sino.?The agent's repert of the Sing Sing State Prison presented to the Legislature, shows that the inspectors have drawn about ?20,000 from the State Treasury for supplies, besides consuming all the receipts for mechanical labor during the past year. This shows great extravagance or negligence somewhere in the management. Acknowledgements ?Harnden te Co. supplied us with Boston papers of Tuesday at a very early hour yesterday morning. andPomeroy & Co. with Albany papers, both in advance of the mail. Chatham Theatric.?At no other theatre in this city are the entertainments more varied, instructive and amusing than at this popular and well regulated establishment. The very respectable character of the audiences, betokens the high sense in which the community appreciate the liberal and indefatigable efforts of the worthy manager for their gratification. The unbounded facilities of Mr Thome enable him to produce every description of novriiy in a manner unequalled at any otner piace o( amusement in this city. An extraordinary bill is presented for this evening, consisting of several excellent melo-dramns, comedies, the popular Virginia Minstrels, Arc., Arc., which must secure a crowded house. Qfr Boost ros ist PtoSLi?Just received, and for ale at this office, in neat form, sad at very moderate prices, the " Deer Slayer,' hy Cooper; " Amelia," by Fielding) and " Sketches of Every Day Life," by Dickens, togethar with all the recently published works. Albany. [Corroipondcnce of the Herald ] Albany, Saturday, March 4,1S4SJudicial Affairs?Review of the Session?The Saere of Lindendorf and Politics. A strong effort is being made since the appointment of the Hon. Aaron Vander|>oel to be Judge of the SuperiorCourt in the City of New York, to have the Court abolished. I am not enabled to give am opinion as to whether such a measure would be a satisfactory and just one or not ; tmt this 1 know. the motives which pro pt the present application for the abolition of this Court, ure far, verv far from being either an honorable or honest one. We heard nothing of this movement, until it was found out that Judge Tallmadge could bv no means have the reappointment. When this was discoveted, there was also developed the opposition to the Court.? The leaders in this aflair may as well stop where they are, with the assurance that all their efforts will be of ne avail, with the present Legislature, at all events. The legislature has been in session now over two months, and have done in that time little or nothing but waste the people's valuable time in wordy, idle and frivolous debate. They are certainly the mo^t interminable set of talkers that ever congregated in Christendom or Heathendom either. The cacoethes loqucrtdi prevails among them to a most alarming extent, and there ia nothing, it would seem, that has the ability to stop its course ? but the day of adjournment. A slight retrospective glance over the past part of the session will demonstrate what I sav.? First, we had the State Printing question, which liked to have been the death of the speech-makers in the Senate ; then there was the six weeks' talk about the Governor's Message, besides the Jury Laws, the New York and Erie Railroad, and last, the Bank Commissioners' bill now under consideration. When they will get through with it, heaven onlv knows. The Speaker to-day, in the House, spoke two hourson the subject, in reply to what had fallen from Messrs. Sherwood, Williams and Hubbell, and others, they day previous. The main object of the Speaker's effort, however, was to clear himself from the charge of having called the people "pig-ringers." He was very eloquent on this classic point, and entertained the House with a most elaborate and convincing argument, to show that the art of " pig-ringing" was not one of the occult sciences, and its claims to be considered as one of the fine arts, and far from being a degrading employment.? All of which was demonstrated to the entire satisfaction of every impartial and reflecting mind. The Speaker advocated the appointment of Bank Commissioners by the Governor and Senate, contending that it had been the favorite project of the " Sage of Lindendorf," and Col. Young. He spoke most disparagingly and sneeringly ol what was termed the progress and advance of democratic principles, and the heretic actually scouted the idea that we of the present day are not wiser than our forefathers. All this may do, but Gen. Davis will find it far easier, judging from present appearances, to ring pigs, than to force this amendment upon the House. The " subterraneans," are determined to make this a test point, and the result of this fight will develope the resources of each division. I observed Judge Leland, and Messrs. Williams and Sherwood, taking notes, for a renly, doubtless, to the Sneaker's speech. Judge Leland had the floor when the House adjourned. On this question, in the House at least, the Whigs hold the balance of power, though how they will go, can hardly be determined. Enoch, however, likes not the subterraneans, and this vote also will be important as deciding the force of his body guard. Mr. Van Buren is still here, and the intrigues are being prosecuted with great vigor relative to the Presidential question. The Lindendorfer is wide awake, and is determined not to be out-gcneralled, and mark if the result does not show, although he may be a cabbage raiser, he is far from being a cabbage head. Simon. Albany. [Correspondence of the Herald.] Albany, Monday, March 6. More Appointments?Proceedings in the Legislature ?The I Vent her, fyc. Another New York appointment was made to day. Jacob D. Clute was appointed inspector of beef and pork. Several others were made for some of the western counties. A great deal of anxiety exists here relative to the appointments for this county, which are delayed most unusually. It is reported, however, that the nomimt'ons arc now before the Senate. The Senate were occupied during the day in the discussion of the appeal from the decision of the President, that the New York and Erie Railroad was not a two-third bill. Without coming to a vote on the appeal, the Senate took a recess until four o'clock. At that hourthe consideration of the subject was resumed, with a determination to sit out the question. At 10 o'clock the subject was still under discussion. In the Assembly, they were busily engaged in talking over the Bank Commissioners' bill, and settling the standard of democracy. Mr. McMurray claimed that his democracy was far higher than that of either Mr. Leland or Sherwood; said he was in favor of abolishing the office of commissioner altogether, and letting the basks run their race. He told those gentlemen that at the shrine of the goddess at Tammany Hall, they would not be allowed to light a candle, or even to quench their thirst with a sup of beer at the Pewter Mug. The debate is still unfinished, and likely to be so. The real business done in either House to-day amounts to iust nothing, and yet they talk of adjourning on the 28th. It will turn out nothing but talk; although, were they to go to work in earnest, it might easily enoughbe done. The resolution fixing upon that aay from the Senate, was referred to a select committee, in whose custody it will probably sleeD for some time. The weather still continues most wintry and inclement. With the present prospect we may hardly calculate upon a resumption of navigation before April. Simon. Albany. [Oorre?i'on<le?ce of the Herald.] Albany, Tuesday, March 7, 1843. We have some more New York appoiatments today. They are as follows i? John H. Bowie, Wm. Sherwood, John D Everson, James Gaflhey, Enoch Dean, and John T. Tait, to be inspectors of 6ole leather. Wm. Green, John J. Morris, Nathan Roberts, Alexander Dennistown, Isaac Brown, John Kinney, Joseph Williams, Smith Hicks, and Wm. C. Farley, to be inspectors of lumber. Wm. Reeves to be inspector of lumber. William B. Grickton, to be inspector of flaxseed. Several were also made for the counties of Erie, Washington and Yates. In the Sknatk last night, the decision of the President that the New York and Erie Rail road bill required amuiority, and not a two-third vote,|after a protracted discussion, which continued until after 12 o'clock, was sustained bv a vote of 14 to 12. The bill was then sent to the House for concurrence. What its fate will be there, no one can now predict. To day the time was occupied in debate on a resolution submitted by Mr. Dickinson. This man has consumed more of the valuable time of the Senate with his utterly useless, and unprofitable resolutions of inquiry, than all the rest of the members put together. They always seek to develope some ulledged fraud and corruption, which after they are adopted cannot be discovered. A long debate is sure to ensue on them, which displays certainly a want of judgment on the part of the majority, as they might easily Hnd be satisfactorily disposed of by laying them on the table, or rejecting them. Did they aatually amount to any thing, it would be another matter, but when introduced as they are, solely to |>erplex and delay, to acquire notoriety for the originator; there need be no grumbling on the part of the people, be they ever so summarily disposed of. In the Assembly, a good deal of business was done, and a number of bills got through within committee of the whole. According to a resolution adopted the other day, Tuesdays and Fridays are set npart solely for this purpose, which is a wise arrangement. Among the bills perfected in committee, was one to reduce the capital of the Mechanics' Hank, of the city of New York, to $1,440,000 The New Vork Sunday Herald, was the first pa per to tiring me newnoi me signing 01 me nanKrupt Repeal Rill by the President, and the doings of the last sitting of the " Koon Skin Kongress," to this city. Simon. Qrt- BRISTOL'S SAR8APARILLA?ITS IMITATORS?Th? well earned reputation ol thin celebrated purifier ol the blood has thui far risen abovo the bam attempt! ol quacks and other* who are diligently advertizing imitation*, " Superior," " Moro highly concentrated,"" Large bottles, 'Ac. Ac., Juat a* ifquantity made the thing cheap. The truth la, Briitol'a Saraaparilla contain* other compound*, which cannot be found out, and which ha* restored hundred* of people to health when given up a* incurable. W. C. Carl, 214 Bowery, win testify to having been restored to health after being alllicted with dyspepsia and rheumatism over ton ye#r*' . ? cure* all such diseases as acrolula, rheumatism, glandular swellings, nodes, and i* invaluable in cases where an injudicious use of mercury ha* been used 11 , "? tiveness, pain in the s'de, consumption initseany sr . can and have been cured by theueeofa fcw bottle.^ Price ftl. Bold wholesale and ritsll by Wm Burger, 60 Cort landt street: Milhau's Pharmacy, RTrl'no," i?7 wall, |Hfl William street,P- By me, M f?*Y?nFuiton rt Division street, 211 Fulton Street, J- 80 ^'t'tori ?t corner of Water, and dm ggists.feneraiiT. For a case of aggravated scrofula, see lest peg* BV THE SOUTHERN MAIL. Supreme Court United States, March 7, 1843. ?James M.Porter, Esq., of Pennsylvania, was admitted an attorney and counsellor of this court. No. 29 James C. C. Bell et al., vs. Matlnas Hruen. In error to the Circuit Court of the United States for New York Mr Justice Catron delivered the opinion of this Court, reversing the judgment of the said Circuit Court in this cause with costs, and remandingthe same for a venire/acia* de novo. No. 39. .Tames Williams.'plaintiff in error, vs. the United St ilea. The argument of this cause whs continued by Mr. Attorney General tor the defendant in error, and concluded bv Mr Bradlev for the plaintiff in er ror. Adjourned till to-morrow, 11 o'clock, A. M. A ppointmemts by the President?Collectors. ?Win. Liltlefield, re-appointed at Newport, Rhode Island: Calvin Blythe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, vice Thomas S. >5111111); Peter S. Bowdoin, Cherrystone, Virginia, vice George Holt, deceased. Scrveyor.?Dennis Dawley, Norfolk, Virginia, vice N. W. Parker, whose commission has expired. Land Ofpices?Registers.?Abraham Edwards, reappointed at Kalamazoo, Michigan; James H Birch, Plattsburg, Missouri. Receivers.?A. Dorsey, New Orleans, Louisiana, vice A. L. Lewis, deceased; Edward M. Samuel, Plattsbnrgh Missouri; Edward Randolph, re-appointed at Columbus, Mississippi; George W. Womack, Greensburg, Louisiana, vice Thomas Womack, deceased. Sales of Stocks at Philadelphia Yesterday. $1000 Kentucky bonds, 64}: 32 shares Camden and Amboy RR <12; $100 Lebigh Mortgage Loan, 451; $89, 60 do do 45; $2000 State 5's. 1963,30} After Board-$1000 State 6'a, 1840, 43; 6 share* Kentucky Bk, 48. LATEST SOUTHERN SHIP NEWS Pnn.iPFi.rHi*. March 8?Cl.l North Bend, 8p.>iks, NewOrle;>ii?: N>-w H-nover, Oirtiu, Mobile. Baltimore, March 7?Ari Atomic, (Br.m) Gravs,Bremen; SMdaiift. StuDbs, is Orleans; I'olicy. Piper, N-tu?bo, PK; C A Stevens, Brigus, NYork; Knima.Cole, d.i; Klin Hsnd. B cker, Prnviilenee Cld Sophrunia, Newcomb, New Orion.;Token, Loveland, KiiiKitou, Jam. Sid Thames, Wiley, Kio Janeiro and a ink;; Duskv Sally, Humphrey, West Indies. GenersU Record. Barruc Atlantic, (Brem) at Baltimore from Bremen, was run into on the nignt of the 6th ult. whilst lying to under close reefed topsail ins heavy gale Irom SSW. by a ship unknown, which carried away herbulwa'ks, and cansed other damage. Spoken. Susan K Howell. Bailey, of Baltimore, from Mobile fir Liverpool, Feb 19, off Cane Florida. Windsor, steering SW. Feb 19. The Homers Case. New York, March 8,1818. To James Gordon Bennett, Esq.:? In the " Hergjd" ;of this morning, von say that "on Monday, the Grand Jury of the United States Court, heard an argument against taking up the Somen case, from Ogden Hoffman, the United States' District Attorney." I know not from what seurce this information has been obtained, but permit me ... aaj , mui 11 laiiiuuurui in every particular. jiic Grand Jury have had several serious and important cases before them during the term, and in every case the District Attorney has appeared before thein, and explained the laws applicable to each subject under investigation; more than this he has not done in the case of the Somers. His remarks and explanations to the jury were fair, impartial, and honorable. He appeared before us, (to use his own language,) " in his official capacity, as our legal adviser, to explain the statutes and law bearing on each case before us, and to answer any question which might be propounded to him to the best of his judgment." Various questions in relation to the Somers* case were put to him, which he answered with clearness and impartiality, at the same time intimating, that "the Judge was his superior, and if any doubt existed in the mind of any juror, the Judge was ready and willing to give either written or verbal instructions on any doubtful point." This course Mr. Hoffman urged as the most prudent to pursue, and at his suggestion and under his advice, the opinion of the Court has been requested. I am confident that the most strenuous of the jury for a full investigation into this exciting and painful Bubject, will at once perceive the injustice of the remarks in the " Herald." and acquit the District Attorney of having used a single remark, which could be construed, even into an attempt to direct or prejudice the minds of the jury against an enquiry ints the executions on board the brig Somers. I believe you would not designedly suffer your paper ts be made the vehicle for falsehood or injustice. I therefore ask you . to insert these remarks, which a sense of justice has induced me to make. An Old Subscriber, And one of the Grand Jury of the United States Court now in session. Arrivals, Howod'i Hotsl?Jams W Wales, U 9 N ; T Metcalf, Boston ; L M Troutnian, Philadelphia -. J H Tvler. Peters burg, V? ; J D Hall, N Bedford' . A McNair, Mm ; F Upton Fenno, Upton; Hon 8 9 Bowna, Cooperstown : Hon S O Clinton aid lady, Orange co ; ' apt T Brownell and lady, U 9 N ; Hon O N Brigrs, Miss Bnggs, Fittsfi' Id; Gen J anus Cook, Hightstown, N J: J Morse and lady, Baltimore ; P Woodward, Boston ; C E Robinaon, L-?ng Islam) ; Wm Veitch, L Brcgrtard, Philadelphia ; B Die. key, Canada West; J Inslee, M H Swift, Waterloo ; 9 am I M "Woodruff, Jere'h Osborne, Wm Davie, Albany ; B A Tillingkast, Trov ; Miss Putnam, Alabama j A Cameron, Boston ; Geo H Pierce, Albany : A Jones, Nashville ; H Hall, Richmond ; J J Stephens, Stateu Island. Astor?Hon D D Barnard and family, from Washing' ton. Irtbrestiro Arisitprsart.?To-morrow is the annU vrrsary of the founding of the Amencan Museum, an occasion long considered a holiday, and which will be cele. brated as such by the present enterprising and popular proprietor of that establishment. We learn that there will be interesting performances, afternoon and evening. The music of a fine German Band, the mallodeon, and the dioramas, songs, dances, Ac. Ac. The thousands who have been delighted with the perfo'mances here, should remember the manager on this occasion. Capital per formanres this evening. {?7- TO THE OWNERS OK REAL AND LEASEHOLD ESTATES in the City of New York Fellow Citiiers?Your attention is respectfully asked to the count of the " Sun newspaper'' in reference to your interests as Landlords, and your rights as men. Year after year arc the editorial columns of that paper directed to the depreciation and damage of your property, by assertions the most unfounded; but on that very account the best adapted to enlist the pastfons and nvent' ments of the tenant against the landlord. What do we see in those columns daily 7 Your patronage in the shape of house advertising, filling brim lull some of these celumns, whilst others are filled up with all the efforts of the Editorial departments, to depress and undervalue the very thing advertised. But is this zeal all perfectly disinterested 7 Is self entirely lost sight of 7 Oh ne, that were a little too much. When tenant* are instructed by I hat paper not to permit a bill being put on their house?not to be in any nurry hiring?to wait till nearly the first of May, what is the inevitable censequence 7 Why, that yon and 1 find the more difficulty in letting, and are forced to resort to that same advertising, w hich filches our pockets, whilst it Alls Mr. Beach's. Must we, then, by our advertising patronage, continue to keep that paper in a position where its disinterestedness In the cause ofthepoor tenant may be more than questionable 7 Shall we continue to uphold with our patronage, which is our money, the righto! any press to abandon its high prerogatives?its high duties, lor the nurnose of attacking eur arivate rights, and the iust rcmity ef those rights ? I apprehend not : there ia bo reason why we should. If the circulation of the .Sun he urged, (he answer is, that your patronage has mainly contributed to that circulation ; and ouly let ua determine that our advertising patronage shall be given elsewhere '; to a friend, or to a neutral, hut not to an enemy ; and we will soon see that the patronage and circulation go toge. ther. Why property in houses should be singled out from all other species of property, and in the face of the burthens it hns to bear, be a target for new paper musketry, I am unable to understand If the object be no other than to cheapen rents, this mode ot warfare haunot accomplish it. Whatever tends to keep eapitnlistsor others Irom build, ing houses, cannot go very far towards cheapening these that are built. If it tie true in all other things, that the supply and demand control each other, I am at a loss to see how houses can be an exception. 4t ULSTER NOTES Q(f- SHERMAN'S POOR MAN'S PLASTER, coats only 12$ cents, and is the best plaster in use. it cures paiu or weakness in any part of the body, rheumatism and lumbago, piles and corns. Physicians recommend it in place of all other plasters, as It sticks better, is easier worn, and does more good We have known several perilous who have received *U'h great benefit from it that they would give live dollars lor it rather than go without it. He greet has been its reputation, that some unprincipled psrsona have attempted to palm oil their worthless imitations. Seei you get tha genuine Sherman's Toor Man's riaster Warehouse 100 Nassau street. Agent., 327 Hudson ?t; 188 Bowery; 77 East Broadway. 86 William street, 110, 271, and 460 Broadway 10 Astor House; 139 Enlton st, Brooklyn: 3 Ledger Buildings, Philadelphia; 8 State st, Boston, and 4 Stanwix Hall, Albany. nrv^NEW ORLEANS, VKB. 7, 1S43.?Messrs. Com ^ It Ross?Gentlemen: ?ll would neither be juit, nor rniil.l I remain aatiafied, after having experienced the hanefll* arising from the use of your your " Balm of Columbia * not to make some expression of my thank* and obligation' to you, for a beatitilul hea l of hair, frea Irom dandruff and impurity. I would certainlv adrhnernry on a who ha* do ?o immediately. Respectfully your*, ONK WHO HAS BOUOIIT A BOTTLP, [New Orloan* pnner.] The *ame may lie had of Comitock k Co. 71 Maiden Lane, this city. (fty-HARD TIM1C8.?In theie timra leery man look* outlor himself. Whatever perplexes one *< rewed up to til* last notch, I* calculated to worry and distress him. Now who knows any thing that will make n man more crusty and cross than to share with a bad razor, and with snap, the lather of which is like liquid Are to his face. II, therefore, yon wish to keep in good temper and take things easy through the day, get Field's Anodyne Sharing Crstm at 71 Maiden Lane

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