Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 21, 1843, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 21, 1843 Page 2
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NEW YORK HEKALDI nrh, Turxtay, M?rrh 31, 1843. News from Efkome ?It is probable that we shall receive twenty-one days later news trom Eu rope at an early hour this morning. The Colum bia was due at Boston on Snnday, and undoubtedly reached there belorr the mail left yesterday alternoon. New Pot.tci.?We refer to the report of the pro. ceedirurs o! the Corporation, lor a new and important movement towards the oiganization of a new police lor the cay. We trust that something may be done, and that as soon as possible. Jt'dgr Beits' Decision in the Somsrs Case ? Judge Betts delivered yesterday his opinion relative to the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court, in the case of Commander McKenzie. The opinion was elaborate and adverse to the jurisdiction of the Court over offences committed iu United States ships and triable in naval courts martial. The court room was excessively crowded, inus nas this important case been passed upon by the three naval officers who composed the Court of Inquiry. It has been dismissed troni the cognizance of a Civil Court tor want of competent jurisdiction; and we believe that he will be acquitted by those now actiug as a Court Martial, and who breathe a naval atmosphere. He has therelore no longer any personal danger to apprehend, although the authorities at Washington may still act in the matter. But alihougli the case of Commander McKenzie may be criminally adjudicated, yet it must, in the event, come before a tribunal of far higher authority than a Court Martial, or even the Supreme Court of the United States. It must come before the tribunal of public opinion?not only as entertained and expressed by the American people, but by the civilized world. By this tribunal he may be forgiven, but never held guiltless. It is a tribunal that will never permit life to be taken upon mere suspicion, without overt act. Above all it is a tribunal that will never permit life to be taken until the accused has been allowed to avail himself of that privilege and right which is a main pillar in the free temple where civilized justice is administered?the righ. to meet his accusers face to face and answer for himself. Spencer,and his unfortunate companions,had committed no overt act of mutiny, but was hung on suspicion?yet he may not complain. He had no counsel to advise, no jury to listen, no friend to console?yet he may not complain. Sudden was his call to eternity, and short his hour from conviction to the gallows?yet he may not complain. But he may complain, and a voice Irom the deep ever will complain that he never saw his accusers until ne looked down upon them trom the yard arm. Still McKenzie may be forgiven. The vision of his betterjudgment might have been clouded by the mists of fear and apprehension. The case was new. He not only had no personal experience to guide him, but there wa9 no precedent for him in the annals of our naval service He had few to consult with -but short time for reflection?and prompt action might have been necessary. Other considerations in extenuation and palliation may be presented. He may, therefore, be forgiven. To one like Commander McKenzie, of education and refinement, the proceedings already instituted against him, and the feelings of the public, and above all that still quiet whisper ol conscience, which he will ultimately hear?these things we say, must have been, and they must still be something more than admonition?they must be punishment severe. Tiie U. S. Sloop op War Concord.?A letter received at the Merchants' Exchange, Boston, from an officer on board of the John Adams, gives the particulars of the loss of the Concord. She sailed from Rio Janeiro July 1st, and after touching at Madagascar and Mozambique, she truck on a reef about 25 miles east of Zangola, or inlat 17 32 S , long. 3^ 27 W. She was got off the eef and hauled into Z mgola river where she remained. Her guns were thrown overboard and every thing taken out and sent a shore, but it is thought the ship will be a total loss, as it was deemed impossible to remove her outside the bar again. Punt RaoTii m unr) Phpqap 14 u rt U'PPP 1 not Kv fVtP upsetting of the gig on a reef while on their return from town about four weeks after ihe wreck of the ship. After stripping the ship, which occupied nine weeks, the surviving officers chartered a Portuguese slave brig for $9000 to carry the crew to Cape Town and thence to Rio Janeiro. The brig arrived at Cape Town on the 21st of Dec., and was to sail on the 28th for Rio. Sixty men belonging to the Concord are on board the John Adams Naval ?The Boxer, Lieut. Com. Bullus, was at Matanzas on the 2J inst., to sail in two or three days on a cruise among the Bahamas. The Wave, Lieut. Com. Davis, bound to Charleston, dropped down from the Gosport Navy Yard on Wednesday to the anchorage off the Naval Hospital. The steam Ingate Missouri, Captain Newton, was to leave Norfolk last Friday for Washington. The Cumberland, now at Boston, will be fitted out for sea immediately; her destination is said to be the coast of Africa. It is said that the Rariun will be launched in the course of the present spring. The court martial to.be held at Norfolk will convene on the 25th inst. Movements of the Jesuits in New England.? We understand that a splendid building is under way at Worcester, Mass which is intended lor the organization of a College of the Jetuite, to be devoted to the education of youth, in the higher branches of classical learning and science. A highly accomplished and learned Jesuit, from the " eternal city," is to be the Superior?and it will be opened for students with great pomp and splendor in Octo ber next. What wo'ild the old Puritans say to this, if they could look up from their graves 1 Late from Albany ?We have received from Capt. Peck, of the Inst steamer Croton, the Albany Argus of Monday, a day or two in advance of the mail. We find noparticnlar news in it. Annexed is the only item. The Assembly on Saturday resolved to adjourn on the 23th oi April, nearly a month later than the day named by the Senate. The vote was a close one, 53 to 50. Those who voted in the negative were understood to be in f avor of an earlier day. chem* Literature?The terrible contest and comiietition now going on among the publishers of cheap literature will produce two or three results : 1st, The ruin of all the puhitahers?2nd, the fortunes of all the venders in the large cities?and, 3d, the spread of a literary taste among the people. All these results are |>ositive and certain. Lectures on the Indians.?Mr- Colton, ths author of Tecumseh, a well written poem, proposes to deliver a series of lectures on the Indians, at the Chapel of the New York University. The first one is given .o-night. Go and hear The Grasd Jury.?This body, in the U. States Circuit, ignored all the cases presented to them, and were discharged for the term. Chatham Theatre.?A capital bill is presented for ttnsevemng, embracing several plays of acknowledged excellence. Thome appears to pursue an uninterrupted course of success?his numerous rival* the race for public favor are continually ecli|*ed by Ins indefa'igahle efforts in the production of new and rare novelties He possesses facilities unequalled at any other theatre, and is determined u> spare no labor or expense to maintain the ascendency in popular estimation. Pome rot & Co.?We are indebted to this enter prising line for Albany papers froui Thursday to Sa ardav inclusive g ?? Th? Grand Clay Ball at Wuklnftw Hall. Tbia brilliant aHair came off laat nigkt, with great splendor, beauty and excitement. It is the commencement of a new game for the presidency, which will have a potent eflect in electing Henry Clay. All hickory poles, hard cider, log cabins, or coon skins, are banished forever, and nothing is r tolerated but beauty, balls, cotillions, waltzes, and good oysters. This is a vast improvement in the civilization of the age. The following is a copy of the card of invitation t? A BALL, WITBS ST THI THIRD WARD DEMOCRATIC CLAY CLUB, in HONOR or HKNKY CLAY, Tbs Farmer of Ashland, AT WASHINGTON HALL, ON Monday Evening, March 20th, 1841. COMMITTEE. Wm. Dedge, George Briggs, Phillip Pietch, George Wetsell, James E. Wood, Wm. Wallace White, Thomas F. Peers, Thomas McKnight, Denning Duer, George W. Coaklin,t Walter K. Penny, Junius T. Stagg, Wm. B. Marsh, James Wood, George Southmayd, James B. Su aim, Samuel R. Mabbatt, Wm. Hunk, B. A. Mayervau, Wm H. Blackford, James S. Dunning, Simeon Outwater, Peter Ottignon, John D. Lee, Joseph Battin, Theodore C. Buck. The Hall was very beautifully decorated with flags, portraits, and plenty of bunting. There was the door of the carriage presented to Gen. Washington alter his inauguration by the citizens of New York; the flag, too, which waved over him on that same occasion. There was the likeness of Henry Clay, loaned for the occasion by Hamilton Jackson, Esq., and riuhly ornamented with boquetsand arich piece ol cashmere. There were also various other distinguished portraits hung around the room, but we cannot minutely enter into all the details of festoons, marquees, flags, &c. Arc. Among other gentlemen present whose names we either cannot or must not mention in connection with any ladies, are the following:? Messrs. Philip Hone, J. P. Phoenix, George Endicott, Andrew Mount. Aldermen Balis, Stewart, Davies, and Underwood. Assistant Aldermen W. Dodge, C.J. Dodge, Atwill, and Nesbitt. Messrs. Coleman, of the Astor; Howard, of ths Howards'; a very polite young gentleman from the American, whose name we have not got; Counsellor J. N. Reynolds; Captain McLean, of the Swallow; Captain Cleve, of Lake Ontario; Captain Wardrop, of the Highlander; Captain Rswe, of the new steamer Troy,andCapt. Crittenden; Judge Hoag, of Syracuse. Col Wesson, ol Ohio, Major Crasson, Col. Herring of this city, and also the handsome Captain Barnard, who did nof bring with him that beautiful young lady. And last, though not least, was a celebrated Colonel upon two sticks. The following is the order of the dancing Order or Discing. Notice.?To prevent inconvenience in the Refreshment Room, there will be no intermission. The Refreshment Room will be open at 10 o'clock, and remain open during the Ball. 1 Promenade, Clay March, 3 Quadrille Le Invitation, 3 do Torquato, 4 do Creton, 8 do Cheat & Jig Scotch Airs, 5 Spanish Dance, Sandy and Jenny, 7 Quadrille, Cavalry, 8 do Basket. Wood Ud. 9 do Hunting Sett, 10 Waltz, Come Dwell, 11 Quadrille, Poacher*, 13 do Tirol!, IS Sicilian Circle, Daihing White Sergeant, 14 Promenade, Peera' March, 15 Quadrille march, Zampa, 10 do Singing Sett, 17 do Cheat It Jig IriihAiri, 18 Waltx, llird, 19 Quadrille, Hussara de la Garde, 30 do Mareh, Rory O'Moore, 21 do Knickerbocker, 22 Spanith Dance, Cachucha, 23 Quadrille, Postillion, 24 do Cheat fc Jig Crow Airs, 20 Rustic Reel, 8cotch, 26 Promenade, Home, Sweet Home, The following is a correct and graphic description of the scene, up to a laie hour last night, reported by Ariel, the spirit of Heaven. The Ball ! the Third Ward Clay Ball !?I did promise you, it is true, a graphic account when we parted in Washington street Vows the most sacred, when approaching the fulfilment, are not unfrequently regretted?and thus it is, I feel myself inadequate to the task. Your affection for me, I know, will .demand a minute detail of my appearance, etc. I have seen myself look better, but notwithstanding, as the song says? "I was quite a belle." But, let me on! for my memory is " still quick and warm," although it is lent, and I have not yet drunk of Lethe?even now 1 am dancing, waltzing with you well know whom; and that pretty music sending me I know not where. I believe Miss Hannah Moore said?young people should never deal in personalities. If she did not. somebody quite as prim as she, did. Well, I shall strive to be as charitable as possible, in an accurate account of one and all. With whom shall 1 commence 1 According to ptiniiptfe. I believe Rt ran vera first. Well. then, there was Mrs J. R., a little gem. Resign your commission, my iriend, domestic affairs will atiord you ample employment. Tlien I saw Miss T. her sister?a face, when in repose, you would scarcely remark. But, hear her speak Spanish, and see her smile! " The sapphire's blaze beside her ceased to shineand ner waltzing, banish all prudery and prejudice. " Her feet are the light, her home is the air." Then there was L. W , our Ex-Secretary's daughter; I never saw her looking better. She was not so excessively animated, as she generally is. The lovely Mrs. Dr. H 1, could not escape my notice. Came she to personate " Ariel 1" 'Twere pity that such a form should be invisible to all but one. Then there were the Misses G. of Boston, pure red and white?nature's? looks rather artlul, something of belles. I don't know them. One could not heln remarking among the fair girls from the north, tne pretty M. McN. She looked " A child of gentleness," and but for her hair and eyes, Byron might have called her "Zuleika." Miss AdilaG a little too en bon point ; but for one unfortunate feature ia her face, might have been beautiful. It can be said of her as of De Stael. She is one of those persons who would throw her friends into the water for the purpose, the moment they were drowning, of saving them. I was very sorry pretty Fanny H , was not there. Her 6on hommu and rtpartet can offend none. She wounds and cures at tne same moment. C. danced with me?I think he likes me?but defend me from mothers in-law or step-mothers. Clay is certain to be next President. And now for our own fair townswomen. Clay'is certain to be President. The most diitinguit voung married women we have, is Mrs. L , of Franklin street. There she was in regal splendor, dressed in ruby colored velvet, renoissance lace, and diamonds. Her lady-like composure of manner, all, all, in perfect harmony, with her princely establishment. But 1 must tell you of another lady, who if possible, surpassed Mrs L. in richness of attire. Mrs S. H. of Franklin street. Here is genuine aristocracy for you, and well she knows it. She is of the Dt Curzon line, as Janet said to Amy, so could 1 have said to her. " Surely, lady, the daughters of Tyre were no richer gifts than thine." She was as usual accompanied bv a pretty little rose hud. Miss H. H., her niece. Her entertainments are the most rtcherchl in the city. She is renowned for her exquisite taste in every thing. Beyond a doubt, Clay will be President. Our charming friend, Mrs. A. of Boston, whose beauty, brightened by intellect, and ripened by time, rendered her more attractive than ever. 1 must not forget Mrs. B. H., better known as the fascinating hostess of the Belvidere Apollo. That forsaken hall!?it saddens one's heart to look at it There it stands, lone and untenanted, bearing all the marks of falling grandeur. 1 have heard my grandmother say, it always reminded her of good old England. Clay will be next President. But sounds of revelry and merriment have ceased at u. l-l.l ,U.. I <1,? lo ?>.i.. DClTIUrrC, HIIIUC MIC dllivai Wl IUV * UU6V i ??! * / Irom Paris. Then came my beau ideal of a woman, Mrs. R. J., with the character of Elizabeth of England, and the beautv of her rival. " 0 woman, we had been brute* without thee!" But neither modern language or modem characters will suffice. I can truly say, " et veradea patuit incessa " She is past forty? man n' tm/xirtt. She doe* not look twenty. I observed her nearly all the evening promenading with i a distinguished <?eneral, wha is i homed alike by north and south. His form of noble bearing would lie conspicuous any where Clay will (Kisitively be next President, i Mrs. K. of St. Paul's was there, looking very pretty, with her usual vivacity of manner. Mrs McK, and Mrs. J. B. M., two ladies of the old school, who gave a tone to our Jtti. Then there wan Mr*. T?. ' Her eye's dark charm twere truly vein to tell" She was dreened in the Cacliucba style -pink silk dreas, trimmed with rich black Brussels (lace flounses?her head-dreee unique, and her waltzing ! ?????g I Why, every ball-room echoes with her name. But it is not only in the dance she is irresistible. Mrs H. T. is a woman of talent, and who will donbt it. Clay will assuredly be next President. I saw for a moment, in the beginning of the evening^ pretty Mrs. McR?and a bright moment it was There she was, glittering in her diamonds. Fairy-like she disappeared, and 1 did not see her again. Mrs O. D., tat, fair, but much past forty. Mrs. Wm. F., handsomely dressed in black velvet. She lives some distance from town?I was so glad to see her there. I know of no one who is better calculated to adorn such assemblies than this lady. Clay will even so be next President. Then there was Mrs. J. B.?that little canary bird?with all her native grace unsullied by foreign airs. Mrs. H. and her sister, daughters of the chevelier. the former glittering in diamonds, the latter a la Orerque. Mr. M., of Carolina, should have been present, to have seen Mrs C. C. H. What beautiful hair' What elegance of manner! There is an air of ton and toumurt about her which attracts more than though it were decided beauty. Clay, next President. I Delieve Mrs. H. B. and her daughters, Mrs. A., Mrs. W. McR. were present, contributing their usual portion, but 1 must have bees lost in the bewildering waltz, with that paragon ol waltzers, my friend, Mr. S., or enjoying a tete a tett, for verily 1 saw them not Do not think, my pretty maidens, I have forgotten you?au plus nouveau, or that Clay will not be President. The sisters. Misses H.. ol Franklin. I.n. Mi? M. H.. with all her winning ways?" to know her is to love her." But Miss A E. H ?Oh! she was well worth going tos?*e alone. " There is nothing ill can dwell in such a temple." They never waltz. Clay next President. Then fallowed Miss A. E. S., looking as fresh as the first winter of her debut in the beau monde. They say Mr. L. McL. is her declared lover. " Oft she rejects, but nevsr once offends." And joyous Ellen S.?verily a rose-bud?she seemed "As happy as wave that dances o'er the sea." Then there was our beautiful invalid. Miss W., more interesting than ever. Miss F., of Beethoven, "a countenance in which did meet sweet words." But they tell me we shall lose her ere long?no matter, Clay next President. Her cousin, Miss B , always reminds me of Queen Mab, and Mr. H , toujour ten attendant,as Oberon. MissB. D.,ourgeneral favorite, looking sweetly, and sweetly dressed. 1 wonder who is the smilea-upon, Mr. J. T. H. or Mr. J. S. 1 Miss T., of Mount Vernon?it is easily seen she has' been abroad. Hue e't " la Pariuienne." Miss Lvdia McL., pure and lovely. How appropriate would be those lines of Wordsworth, "A violet by a mossy stone, Halt hidden from the eye." You know the rest. tMiss Julie, her sister?a stylish looking^girl?this is her firet winter. They were both beautifully dressed. Miss Marv J.?dressed in blue and stiver?looking radiant. You know her as the belle of George G. They sav it is une affaire finie between herself and Mr. O. Then Miss Susan G., superbly dressed in silver and white. Little Miss Emma, that evergreen, in white and gold. Mrs M. told me in confidence tbe other day. that Mr. T. had sent her six bouquets. It is to be boped this youth will acquit himself with his usual tact. Clay next President. 1 saw Miss Nora C. D., in Greek costume, promenading with a gallant captain, and looking lovely. I shall now change the nature of my theme. There was Harry, a perfect Roland Graeme? " Hiii flaxen hair of ninny h?e, Cuiled closely round hi* bonnet blue." Harry, are you in love 1 If not pienez garde. He danced with me but once, and then was completely lost in thought. Then I saw Mr. G. M of Washington. He has that merry eye which seldom lady's heart resists. 1 waltzed with Robert somebody, and enjoyed a never to be forgotten tSteatite tor which 1 am none the better, but don t let any one hear this. Clnv's next President. I'll defy you [ to recognize my old friend, Bob, as a married man And whodoyou think appeared ? John Smith ! as unexpectedly as did the portrait of Washington himself at midnight, to which our attention was attracted by the sound of the gong. Clay's next Presdent. I never saw our friend Joe looking sadder; absence does not conquer love with him. Then there were the twoG's, R. and W., the latter dressed in dapper style, " with his spotless linen and his senseless smiles." He has one of the most charming little women for his wife I ever knew. But one. of our most accomplished beaux isDr.B. of Franklin st. There is no dissenting voice with regard to him. It is said Miss U. will smile on him. You remember their flirtation at Saratoga last year. Clay next President. But poor Dr. S., 1 am at a loss how to describe him to you. He is not atrictly handsome; he does not regard dress; he has a min J above those things ; he is not what might be called a man of brilliant capacities ; he has travelled, has some few accomplishments, but then his charm, his great charm,consists in his colloquial powers. But the Dr. is a disappointed man. He is gliding from the world, and lias resolved to become "a thins without n h tie, unlov'd to life, tinwepf to die." Clay's next I'resident. Our bon vivant Mr. Phil. , attended to the culinary department. He had much better have left the terrapins alone; so said Mr. H. This assistant cuitinier was Mr. W. M.f quite a youth, and one who, they say would sacrifice a " kingdom for a horse." Clay's next President. Then there is Wm. M , so handsome; no one do I like better than William. I have known him from childhood. 1 was once half in love with him; but, unfortunately, men that might have served nobler purposes, suffer themselves to degenerate into mere dueurs de bon mod. Thus it is with him, satisfied with being a pigmy who might have been a giant. Then there is our friend S- T. W w. You have seen a literary article of his in the magazine. If any thing, he was more agreeable than ever that evening. You should know him. His appear ance is not in his favor. He has talents, those of an high order, but W , I charge thee, fling away ambition. They say he has lost his heart with Miss Ad&la. You've aever seen W. T. F. He is very handsome, but, independent of thai, he is decidedly clever?but there'snouse in talking of him, as he is engaged to Miss B , and he must ever be "sans peur,et tarurtproche." Clay's next President. Then there is Dr. T. "that little winged Cod,with healing on his wings" I wonder he does not marry; he'd make any woman happy! Mr. M., Mr. S , Mr. L. were there, but they aid not speak to me. and why should I speak ot them. But pardon; Mr. S. did ask me to take some oysters. But your eye is wandering in search of mention of our nobility. They are all very modest,and would not venture beyond the dressing room. I took a peep in there and found the two beauties merely "lookers on in Vienna." But I have not yet told you of all the beaux. I danced with the Messrs. M. aad John confessed be sent me my bouquet. I was about to fulfil my promise to the Chevalier for a titea tite, when mamma cried out "after three, my dear!"? Cinderella like, I instantly complied, but left no slipper?but Clay will be next President. The Storm Again.?This has been the most terrible March we have experienced for years, and the storm of last Thursday the most severe for at least eighteen months. We have given in other parts of the paper since then the damage it committed to life and property; and it is, therefore, only necessary to mention here, that so far as we have heard, it extended in all directions. It appears, however, that the centre, the severest part of it, was in this city. It all concentrated and burst over this place with the greatest fury. But all is over now; the dozen or more mails which had besn thrown into contusion have arrived, and every thing will move "merry as a marriage bell" again. In closing, it might as well be mentioned, that it began at the south west, and travelled "against the wind," at the rate of about fifty miles an hour, including stops; that the snow fell from eight inches to two feet in depth; and that there are some drifts on railroads in this State and Massachusetts, twenty feet in height' City Intelligence. Thk Black Murderer Arrested.?The colored man, Cornelius Jackson, charged with causing the death of another colored man named Joshua Toogood, or 22d street, by kicking him in the abdomen on Wednesday last, was arrested on Sunday night by officers Ostrom and Joseph, while secreted at his lodgings in Cannon street. He denies being the cause of the injuries received, but asserts that Toogood beat him as much as he beat Toogood, and when he left him he was well enough. An examination will be made before the Coroner during the day. Skvkn days later from Brazil.?The Rothschild arrived last night from Rio, with advices to the 29th of January. We find no news of consequence in the Jornol do Commercio to that date. All that we published on Sunday seems to be confirmed. The U. S. ship Delaware was at Rio when the Rothschild WrtiTF, Tint Parricide.?This man was recently tried in Batavia, and found guilty of murdering his

father. When asked by Judge Dayton if he had any thing to suv why sentence of death should not be pronounced ujion him, he made a short speech. Sir Charms Baoot.?We are sorry to learn that Sir Charles Bagot is considered to be so ill as to preclude all hope of his recovery. Sir Charlas Metcalf, his successor, prob bly reached Boston ysstarayin the Columbia from England. Murder in the Struts of our Cirr?Charles G. Corliss Shot bt a Woman?Grrat Excitement. ?Our city was the scene last evening of one of the most audacious murders that has ever been committed within its limits, and the excitement created in consequence, spread throughout the whole population before midnight. At about five minutes before seven o'clock last evening, the report of a pistol was heard in Leonard street, nearly opposite the centre of the Carlton House, which attracted the attention of parsons passing and in the hotel, who upon rushing to the spot from whence the pistol appeared be fired, found a man on the pavement to all appearances shot dead. Mr. Henry Geston and Thomas Tolfree raised him up and conveyed him into the rear part oi the bar room of the Carlton House, when he was recognized as Charles G. Corliss, proprietor of the Bowling Saloon in the basement of 360 Broadway, and brother of the one whose establishment is in the same building with the American Museum. Immediately after, a five barrel pistol was picked up in the streets with one charge exploded and the other batrels loaded and capped. Dr. Putnam, who was in the house, immediately examined his body, and found that he had been shot with a ball, which had passed through his hat, entering the rear part of the head near the base of the skull, in an upward direction and lodged in the brain. Corliss being unable to speak, he probed the wound with a silver pencil, and found that it extended its whole.length. He had.fallen upon his tace, and caused a severe contusion on his forehead. Barnabas Osborn, Esq., one of the clerks of the lower police, on being instantly apprised of the murder, gave notice to the police, and Justice Matsell, with officers McKibbon, Cockefair, Sweet, Drinker, Colvin, the Smiths, and others, repaired immediately to the Hotel, and learning the particulars, Justice Matsell, with several officers, immediately repaired to the boarding house of J.'H Colton, |24 Vesey street, to arrest him on suspicion of his having committed the deed, as he was under bonds in the sum of $5000 for attempting to shoot Corliss on Friday, the 10th instant, in the same street. Before the officers had left the'Hotel, a number of rumors were in circulation as to the manner in which he had been shot, and among others, that he had been seen ai few moments previous, talking to a woman in Leonard street, near where he was found. On nrrivinu nt ibe hmiae r>fC.oltnn .Tilslire Matsell knocked at the door and obtaining entrance,asked if Mr. Colton was in?being answered in the affirmative he stepped into the parlor and found Colton and Parsons,the proprietor of the house, seated together. Colton spoke to the Justice, when the latter inform, ed him that he wished to see him in private. Colton then asked Mr. Parsons to step out of the room, when Justice Matsell slapped him on the shoulder, saying, " you are my prisoner, that man is murdered." Colton not appearing to understand him, he repeated, " that man is murdered, and it is suspected that you or a woman has done it." Colton appeared lost in thought for an instant, then putting his finger to his head said, " the black boy told me that my wife went out this alternoon, but it couldn't be her either, as I have thought she loved him." Colton here paused aad remained absorbed within himself for a few minutes, and then said, " Justice Matsell,how you did make my heartbeat."! Justice Matsell then took out his watch to note the time, which was a few minutes past seven, when Colton done the same, and remarked that his watch was a minute too fast when St. Paul's clock struck the hour of seven,as he had then looked at it where he had been sitting in the parlor. His boots were then examined, and showed no evidence of having been recently in the street. He denied all participation in the murder, and Justice Malsell replied by saying that he hoped he would make his innocence manifest. At this instant, a woman came into the house, dressed in ml straw bonnet and veil, and passed up etahfe in gveat hasle into the front room on the second story,occupied by the housekeeper of Mr. Parsons. Officers James and F.Smith and Drinkerstopped her, and she said she had just come from Green street, down Broadway, and had run like a race horse. She appeared to be acquainted with the inmates of the house, and was allowed to pass on without bring instantly arrested, as she should have been, on suspicion. During this interview between Justice Matsell and Colton, the officers were busily engaged in searching every apartment of the house, but nothing was found to excite suspicion against Colton, except a pair of pistol bullet moulds, that being matched with the pistol that was fired in the street, appeared to be too large to suit it. But little further conversation passed between Justice Matsell and Colton, but he continued to aver that he had not been out of the house during the evening. He was then taken by the Justice to the City Prison, and confined in one of the cells. During this time the dying man laid on a table in the near part of the bar room of the Carlton House, attended by Dr. HoBack and others and his brother, who held one of his hands, while he suffused it with his tears and sobs. Corliss never spoke from the time he received the wound until he died, which was not until four minutes after ten last night, he having lived over three hours gasping for every breath. His body was then conveyed to his boarding house, 108 Leonard street, where a post mortem examination and inquest will take place by physicians during this day. The Mayor, who has taken lodgings at the Carlton House, was on the spot almost instantly after the murder was discovered, and gave directions to the Police and watch, in order to preserve the peace about the premises, which, at an early hour, was crowded at every corner. From Mr. Robinson, who has recently assisted Corliss in the saloon, we learned that at about half past six o'clock in the evening, while he and Corliss were seated in the saloon reading a letter, they heard a tap at the door, which was opened, and a female entered dressed in a cloak, straw hat and green veil. As soon as Corliss saw her, he raised both his hands in an attitude signifying his wish for her to go awny. The woman came in closely veiled, and took a seat on the sofa, where she remained in close conversation, until several gentlemen entered the saloon 'o play ten pins, when they got up, and went out together. As he was going, Robinson touched him with his finger, and said " Is that Mrs. Colton 1" Corliss made no reply, but left the saloon. From John R. Hackett.Esq., son of the comedian, we learned that about twenty minutes before ssven o'clock, he entered the bowling saloon kept by Corliss, which is but a short distance above the Carlton House, and tound Corliss Rested on a aofa alongside of R middling aired wnmnn dressed in a straw hat and veil clostly drawn over her (are, no as to prevent it from being seen. They sat there a few minutes in apparent private conversation, the room not being fully lighted up at the time. The assistant of Corliss then put on the gas, and the woman rose to go out, Corliss following her. She proceeded as far as the door, passing directly by Hackett, when CorliRS returned and put on his coat and left the saloon with her. Mr. Hackett address Corliss when he came in, but he appeared so much engaged with the female, that he scarcely noticed him. In a few minutes after he had left the saloon with the woman, the inlormation was brought in that he had been shot around the corner in Leonard street. Mr. Henry Hodges, who entered the Carlton House a lew moments before the pistol was fired, saw Corliss standing in Leonard street near where he was shot, inclose conversation with a womsn of middling size, whose face was closely covered with a veil One of the porters of the Carlton House also saw Corliss talking with a woman in Leonard street, near where he was shot, several minutes before the report of the pisiol was heard. Mr. Jesse Cady, whs was seated in the rear part oi the bar room of the Carlton House at the time o the firing of the pistol, rushed out, and says that he saw the glimpee of a man passing down Leonard Btreet and turn into Elm. After the Coroner nad arrived, in company with Justice Malsell, and several officers, including ourselves, we proceeded to the recent lodgings of Colton, in Vesey street. On|entenng the house* the Coroner questioned Mr. Parsons and his housekeeper relative to whether Colton had been out of the house or not during the evening ; and also whether he had been visited during the day by any female. Mr. Parsons stated that he had not been out?that they had been sitting together since before seven o'clock in the parlor on the first floor. He also stated that Colton had taken lodgings at his house on Tuesday last with his two children, who were still on the premises, and that the wife of Colton was still remaining next door at the house of John Wallace, where Colton had previously boarded. The females attached to the house of Parsons were then all called into the room in presence of Mr. Hackett, but he could identify none as the person he saw in the Bowlins saloon. Justice Matsell then left the house, and went next door to the lodgings of Mrs. Colton. On obtaining entrance, he requested one oi the colored servants to inform Mrs. Colton that he wished to speak with her. The message was delivereu, and she informed the servant that she wished neither to see or speak with any person during the evening. He then ascended to her apartments, which were on the third story, and asked for admittance, but she refused to answer. The Coroner now arrived, and knocked at the door, and called to her, but she still remained silent. He rapped upon the door a second, third, and fourth time, but no answer came. He then told her that he would give her three minutes to open the door, and if she did not, it should be broken open. The three minutes passed, but the door was not opened. Her colored servant, Ann Russell, was then sent for, but she could obtain no answer, aud fearing that she might have fainted, or committed suicide, or taken some narcotic poison, the Coroner broke the pane of the door open with his feet, and entered the front park>r, where Mrs. Corliss was found seated on a sofa, dressed in white, with a black cape thrown loosely around her shoulders, and her head reclining on a pillow. He raised her head, and finding that she was alive, asked her why she did not open the door. She turned her eyes towards him, gave a stare, but no answer. He then asked her if any thing was the matter with her! She refused to reply, but dropped her head, and appeared to be feigning partial insanity. He asked her if she had been out of the house during the day, and a number of other questions, to none of which she would reply, but rolled her eyes and closed them, without uttering a word. He felt her pulse, which appeared strong, and then directed her to be raised up and walked about the room, in order to restore her if it had been the after effects of fainting. She was then held in the arms'of Justice Matsell and Frank Smith, and walked into the bed-room in the rear, and laid upon the bed. The Coroner then appeared to think from her breath, that she might possible have taken some narcotic poison,?a stomach pump and an emetic were sent for. Before they arrived, she appeared to recover, and they were sent back without use. She remained in this situation until half past 10 o'clock, when the coroner left, and Justice Matsell, by his directions placed her under charge f officers Frank Smith, McKibbon, Drinker and Cockefair. Her colored servant stated that she had taken no food during the day save a cup of coffee in the morning, and a cup of tea at night, and that for the past several days she had not eaten food enough to keep a person from partial starvation. Her apartments were thoroughly searched by the officers, and her shoes examined, to see if she had recently been in the street, but nothing was found to sustain suspicion against her, ner nought to excite that she had any knowledge of the death of Corliss, save her singular conduct when the coroner broke open the door of her parlor. A straw hat and green veil wasiound in a bandbox, in an adjoining room from the bed room, and a miniature of Colton ..L1.U.I I I * 1 vii lief uicasiug uuicau. nu vmiiuai uau uuuituiiru narcotic poison was found in her apartments, or any thing else to induce a belief that she had attempted to commit suicide last evening, and the fact that she came to her bed room door and spoke to the colored servant, when Justice Matsell first entered the house, induces a belief that her strange conduct was feigned for some cause best known to herself. The woman who came into Parson's house where Colton was arrested, while the officers were on the stairs, and who appeared to have been running at the extent of her speed, stated that the resided in Green street, but had not been down to the house before since the first of last week. In her dress she appeared to resemble the woman seen in the Bowling saloon with Corliss previous to his murder, and on this fact being stated to Justice Matsell and the Coroner, officers were sent immediately to arrest her, and it is to be hoped they have been successful. She may not be the woman, but the fact of her entering the house at that particular time, almost out of breath, from " running like a race horse " as she termed it, should have induced her detention by the officers when first discovered in the house. Sai-em Duchkk, Esq ,who had been engaged as counsel for Mr. Corliss, informed h Carlton, that Mr. Corliss had waited upon him in the morning, and stated that he believed his life was in danger every heur, and desired to know if some other security could not be afforded him for safety. Mr. Ducher informed him that Colton had been held to bail in the sum of #5000, on the criminal charge of assault with intent to kill, and $5090 additional on a civil suit for damages, and unless he could show that Colton had threatened his life since, he could not be again arrested unde r he same charge. Mr. Ducher then gave him a letter to the District Attorney, setting forth his (ears, and he then left his office, still asserting that he believed his life would be taken, which anticipation has been too sadly realised. Immediately on hearing the particulars of the murder, Alderman Crolius returned to the Board of Aldermen, which was in session, and presented a resolution, offering a reward of $250 for the arrest of the murderer of Corliss, which was immediately sent to the Board of Assistants, and concurred in. The vicinity of the Carlton House was thronged with citizens to a late hour last night, all anxiously inquiring into the circumstances attending thisbare faced murder, committed in the open streets of our city, within a stone's throw of the Halls of Justice, where the guilty offender may soon be incarcerated. P. S.?Since writing the above we have ascertained, that at about 11 o'clock last night, Charles O'Connor, Esq. private counsel of Mrs Colton, called at her lodgings, No. 26 Vesey street, where she had been left by the Coroner in ehnrge of officers, and after holding a private conversatson with her, in which her powerof speech returned,induced her to go to the Tombs, where she was conveyed in a cab with he r colored servant, and placed in charge of officers Kellinger and Drinker, who provided her with apartments in one of the roomB attached to the police office. It also appears that during the early part of the eve ning a woman called at the boarding house of Mr. Corliss, in Leonard street, and enquired for him, but was informed he was not in. She walked some distance into the hall of the house, and when the bonnet nnd green veil that was found in the apartments of Mrs Colton, at 26 Vesey street,were shown to the female of the house, who saw the person that called, she identified it as ihe same asworn by her. Mr. Ilo binson also identifies it as the same worn by the woman who came into the snloon. John Adams, who resides in Church street opposite St. Paul's <"liurch yard, near Vesey..says he saw a woman come out of tns house No. 26 Vesey street, where Mrs. Colton resides, about half-past six last vening, whose dress resembled that worn by the woman who waa ? ?? with Carliss. BY THE SOUTHERN MAIL. OtJ-The Apportionment Bill has pawed the Penn- "r sylvanta Senate by the close vote of 17 to 16, and it now only awaits the signature of the Governor to become a law, which it will unquestionably receive. The bill gives to the whigs only 6 districts out of 24. From Campracht.?Regular files of papers from Merida to the 21th and Campeaehy to 27th ultimo, have been received at New Orleans. The steamer Montezuma hud arrived at Campeaehy from Vera Cruz with a reiuforcement of six hundred men for the Mexican artnv, undone thousand more were daily expected. On the 27ih, being carnival day, a skirmish took place, the Yucantaceee having attacked the Mexicans in the disguise of women, without however auy material advantage on either side. The Mexican army now consists of about 3,500 men, and the squadron of three steamers, two brigs, and three schooners. The Baron Roenne, Minister of Prussia, left the seat of Government on Thursday last for the North, to embark in the first steamer for Europe, on a visit of leave to h>s own country.?Nat. Intel., March 20. lea of Stocks at Philadelphia Yesterday. $200 Citv ?'?, 1870. 041; $3000 U 8 Loan, 1802, 100, I (hare Bank of N America, 272). After Board ?20 *hare< Krntuckv Bank, 60; 36 Western Bank, 30; $680 State A's, 1860,37; 60 State 0'i, 1048, 47; 1300 U S Loan, 106) LATEST SI1IITHKHM ?H1P WWd Philadelphia, Mfixrh 20?Air Nicholai Diddle, Wtiton, N York. Old Despatch, Tildeo, 8t Thomas; Catacas, Whitler, L* Uairn. Baltimore March 19-Arr Poulttmy, Monat, Rio Janeiro; Wnakinco, Atkins, Newport?reports a brig ashore on ih? <j fret knoll; Nonpareil, Skinner, Ponce, PR. 8ld Michigan, Terry, NVork Alkxaxiima, March 18?Arr Ann Denman, Bermuda; 15th, Hartley, Tiiuidan; Thos Bail, Si York. RlCHM'ini), Ma-ch 17?Arr J.exiDgtnu, New York. Sid 16rh, Par gnu, and C Wilcox, do; Union, NBedloril. Below 15th, Bachelor. NOileans. New Orleam, March 10?Arr Echo, Sill, Havre; Fiery, Snares Campeathy; A venom, Andros. Savannah; Cer's, T?rbox, Bath, Me; Luda, L-wis, Matagorda. Chi Oce.n.Hivgi s, Koierdain: Pandora, (Bi) Biaanu, Liverpool; Oak, Howes, Hamburg; Flora, McNear, and Volt-ire, Sleeper, NYork. General Reinrd. Schr Mkrchaxt, Ben'ley, from Tuiks Islaud for NYo>k, went onshore off Southampton, near Sag Haibor, oil tli* 15 h inst. Cargo, 10 tons of logwood, saved?vessel stripped?hull lost. Biro Straxorr. Brcvoor, from Turks Itland for Philadelphia. is on shore inside of Ctpe Ht-Dlopeu, with loss of h. ' foreman. The Lady's World for April, is already issued by Israel Post, 88 Bowery. The leading embellishment is a very fine steel engraving?indeed one of the best executed we have seen, entitled " The Indian Fruit Seller," representing a surpassingly lovely girf, albeit a Hindoo. Then follows one of Dick's best landscapes, a view of Northumberland on the Susquehanna, one of the raciest scenes we have ever seen represent'd. The fashion plate contains six figures; and, as usual the costumes are neenrate new nnri i l ist men isheil. The liter,irv matter leads ofl with an essay on "Literary Ladies/' by the editor, Mrs. Ann S Stephens?a good paper on a good subject. This article will be universally sought for. The painful story of " Margaret Vinning"?decidedly the most thrilling magazine tale of the season?is concluded. There is also an excellent story, entitled " Florence Wharton," by Percie H. Salton. The other articles we have not had time to peruse; but, judging from the names, they are first rate. Army and Navy Intelligence. Navy Obders?For the week ending March 17, 1843.? ratseil Assistant Surgeon John J. Ahernathy, to the store ship Lexington; Assistant Surgeon J J Brownlea, to the receiving ship at New York; Saitmaker VVm.H. Brayton and Boatswain J. Bryant, and Carpenter Amos Chick.to the frigate Macedonian; Gunner S. M. Beckwith and Sailmaker Wm. Bennet, to the Levant; Mid. A. Barhot, N.B.Harrison, Wm. W. Roberts, and Wm. A. Webb; Midshipman E. Woodworth, to receiving ship at New lork; Lieutenant R. C. Cogdell, to sloop Levant; Purter G. C. Cooper, to navy yard at Philadelphia; Captain Jo. aephCox.to the navy yard at Portsmouth, N H; Lieutenant Wm. C Chaplin, to the receiving ship at Norfolk; Lieutenant John C. Carter, to the receiving ship at New York; Lieutenant Augustas L Ca9e,to the frigate Brandywine; Boatswain Edward Crocker, to the receiving ship at Norfolk; Purser James C. Douglass, detached from the steamer Union and lo the St. Louis; Lieutenant A. P. Gray, and Passed Midshipman J.imea S. Ridgely ; Pa?sed Midshipman J. A. Doyle, to the store ship Lexington; Carpenter John Green, to the Levant; Boatswain W.Hart, to the St. Louis; Boatswain John Hunter.totheuovy yaid at Pensacola; Passed Midshipman Louis McLnne. to the Levant, as actinsr master: Passed Midshipman W.U. McKinney, to the receiving vessel at New Orleans; Commander Wm J. McCluney, to the command of sloop Vand.ilin; Lieutenant J T.. MeDonough.totho Macedonian; Mltshipman U. Ochiltree, to the Levant; Lieutenant Roger Perrv.to the receiving ahip at NewYork; Lieutenant John A Rum, to the navy yard at New Yotk; Lieutenant Charles Thomas, detached fiom t'>e Brandywine, and leave three months; Passed Midshipman J. C. Williamson, to the Yan lalia, as acting muter. 7th Infantry?Major Nelson died at Tampa* Bay on the 27th February. Captain Jacob Brown, of the t h, being the senior Captain ol Infantry, becomes Major of the 7th, and has been ordered to Baton Rouge as commandant of that post. 6th Infantry?The transfer ot Captain Brown to the 7th as Major, gives promotion to the following olflcers :?1st Lieutenant Samuel Woods, to be Captain. 2nd Lieutenant James Belger. (Adjutant) to bo 1st Lieutenant. Bvt. 2nd Lieutenant K. W. Kirkham, of the 2nd infantry, to ne 3rd Lieutenant. A Naval General Court 1 Martial for the trial of Commander William )Ratn*ay, Lieutenant Charles H Poor, and others, has been ordered to convene on board the United Sftesship Pennsylvania, in the harbor ol Norfolk, on Saturday, ifth inst. The court will bccomposed as follows :?Commodore E. Pendleton Kennedy, 'resident; Commodore W. Bradford Shubrick; Captain Charles W. Skinner; Captain David Geisingcr; Captain John Paul Zantvinger; Captain Thomas T.Webb; Captain Bladen Dulany; Captain Joseph Smoot; Commander Wm.H Gardner; Commander David G Farragut; Commander Robert B. Cunningham; Lieutenant W. Green; Lieutenant Sydney Smith Lee?Member*. John L.Upshur, Esq of Virginia, Judge Advocate. We understand that the steam frigate Missouri has been ordered to the Washington navy yard, to undergo some slight alterations in her machinery. A new brig to be called the Perry, will shortly ho launched from the navy yard at Gosport, Virginia. Ohio Rivkr.?At Pittsburgh on Tuesday the river had ten feet water in the channel. Al Wheeling it had fourteen feet water in the channel. Arrivals. AmkriciwHotei,.?Hon. Judge Wayne, Va ; Captain AlbermarleCady,6tU infantry; Lieut. R. Q. Butler, U. S. ' Corps of Engineers; Lieut. Sully; Lieut. Martin, Army; Lieut. Hagner, Topographical Engineers; Judge Con- 1 slant, Greensburg. (OJ- We have published at this otlice, Quentin Dur ward, being No. 10 of the Waverly Novels; No. 14 of Thiers'French Revolution; vol. 2 of Macauley's Critical and Miacellaneous Esanys; The Farmer** Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Rural Affairs; also, Graham's and Bargeant's Magazine, and the Lady's World of Fashion for April. Also, The Zincali or the Gypsies in Spain, by George Borrow, author of the Bible in Spain. ftjf- The debut of Miea Mary Ann Darling, the lovely Engliah enchnntreaa, laat evening wae a very brilliant one, and ahe waa welcomed by a largo and faahionahla audience. After the flrat tremor of a natural timidity had worn off, ahe wont through an aetoniahing and dazzling performance with unequalled grace. We have never had a more beautiful exhibition, nor n more lovely performer. 8he appeara again thia evening, aupported by a variety of foreign and native talent. Whilo Mr. Bamtim givea the punlicauch performancaa aa theac for two ahillinga, he need not trouble himaolf about the cry of "humbug" from discarded performera and rival managera. Q&- THE NEW MIRROR.? All the arrangementa for the publication of thia new periodical being nowcomfileted, the flrat number will be iaeued on Saturday mnrnng, the eighth of April next. Each number will be adorned with an original etching on ateel, by J G. Chap- t man, illuatrnting the lettei-preaa, and will contnin eixteem auper-roj al octavo pagea, enc loaed in a neat cover. Thoae who wiah to receive the work from the commencement of the volume, and thua aecure a complete aet with all the embelliahmente (?? only a limited edition will be printed) can do no by leaving directiona at the office of publication, , No. 4 Ann atreot.near Broadway; orat tSflNaaaau atroet, corner of Brekman atreet. City eubaeribcre will have the paper left by carriera, nnd to ttaoeo reaiding at a diatanco it will be forwarded by mail, with the utmoat regularity. [ Terma Three Dollara per annum, invariably In advance. , OEOROE P. MORRIS, Editor and Proprietor. New York, March 31, 1943 PUBLISHED THIS MORNING ' f AT T UK ' HERALD OFriCE, , Price 0.1 centa?fllfl a hundred. r THE ZfNCALI; I OR Al? ACCOUVT OK ? THE GIPSIES OK SPAIN, ? With an Original Collection of their Sung* aad Poetry. By GEORGE BORROW, Author of the " Bible in Spain," 4cc.| A CIVIC CROWN, IN OLllEN TIME, WAS heatowed upon the Roman who aaved the life of a fellow t citizen. 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