Newspaper of The New York Herald, July 12, 1843, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated July 12, 1843 Page 2
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> V\ Y OKK HER ALU Nrw York, W ? ?!?? ?<!?> , July 19, 1843. iMHMtlmNt?Our readers will please bear ii aurd that the H> r?l>l can be obtained daily, on llir arriva < f the cars, Irom Mr. Levis, opposite tha United Statei Hotel. UminsivKiii, N. Y.?The Herald can b? had ef Mr Lewi*, ltiiiit' ikurHouse Subscribe'? leaving their ad res* M ill be served regularly. Mh. D Lvman, Middletown, Oonu., is Agent fortht Hi r?i , of whom may be obtained copies ot the Daily anr UeeWI) Herald. Sinn 8iro, N. Y., Messrs. Stanton & Co. Kino.ton, N. Y., Mr. Z. Waller. The Loss of tue Columbia?The Dangerous Navigation from Halifax to Boston?Change of the Pukt of Embarkation of the Cunabd Line of I-tkamshits ?The intelligence of the wieck of the Columbia, and the miraculous preservation of the crew and passengers from death in one of its most fcpi>ulling lorms, will effectually open (he eyes of all dieii.terested persons, on both sides of the Atlantic, who were disposed to question the soundness and f ruth of the opinions which we have |bo frequently expressed of the selection of Boston as the destination of the Cunard liae of steamships. Let us turn lor & moment to a consideration of the simple facta of the case, from which we have argued the necessity of a change in the route of this line of steamers. The force and propriety of the argument have, indfd, now met with such melancholy and palpable demonstration, that we might well be excusedfrom offering any additional exposition of its truth ; b'H as all our readers may not be perfectly familiar with the facts, we will state them as concisely bp possible. The nav gation from Halifax to Boston?a distance of about four hundred and fifty miles?cannot be exceeded in difficulty and danger, by any portion of the Atlantic coast. Continual fops?tremendous counter-currents?an infinite number of hoals and sunken rocks?and an iron-bound coast, are amongst the dangers which threaten the destruction of every vessel navigating those waters. Besides all this, it is to be borne in mind that ttie rise and fall of the tide is as great as forty or fifty feet, so that if a vessel falls upon a ledge, her destruction is altogether inevitable. Then after having successfully encountered all the perils of such a hazardous co :.-f. (he entrknees to the harbor of Boston nrea ri? n< w and equally formidable dangers. Even with the most favorable wind, it is too well known to require mention, that ihe entrance is effected only with the greatest difficulty, and the vigilant exercise of all the skill of experienced pilotage. From the entrance of the harbor to the very docks, the dangers and difficulties of the navigation are constantly present. It is only when safely moored at East Boston, that piloto and captains oi the steamships can congratulate themselves on sale deliverance from the perils of those lourhundied and fifty miles of rock, ledge, shoal, fcg, aud narrow intricate channels. Contrast for a moment all this with the route from Halifax to New York. Vessels taking that course are obliged to take sufficient offing, and are comparatively quite secure from the dangers of storms and togs. Th?y have not,as in sailing to Boston,to hug a treacherous shore, keeping inside of Cape Cod, and doubling Cure Ann very closely; on the contrary, they are out at wi=ea, exposed only to the ordinaiy dangers of the deep, and as soon as thc-y Sunrlu ll/,n1. ? 1 v.. ?ivu?, Vinaiu Wiwjr cuildliur IUIU UIIC of the safest and most commodious harbors in the world. How, then, has it happened that Boston?a fourth or fifth rdte city ot the Union?thus unfavorably located for purposes of commerce?with a harbor so difficult of access ?why is it that il was selected as the ultimate destination of the Cunard line of steamships'? There surely must have been many clear and forcible reasons !or subjecting these noble vessels to all the tremendous ptrils which we have so briefly described, and amid which the Columbia li !8 perwhed?what wer? ihe reasons! Tkty were j simply these : Mr Cunard, with natural pood judg- ! ment und s^g'.city, had almost determined on se lecting New York as the port at which the steamers should arrive here; but ]he merchants of Boston, with characteristic regard for the "main chance," got hold of him,and by proposing to build a dock for him, at their own expense, and by offering other substantial arguments, succeeded in directing his attention to their i>ort, and he accordingly selected it. This is the whole matter in a nutshell. But we tliiuk tiie lesson now taught the Company, whose property is invested in the steamships, will induce them to give the act of their agcat some more disinterested consideration. T(lo i - ?1 ? :.L X ? ?_ J j -hvm vv;rwiniaiu nave auicu Willi uiurc | wisdom, and discovered a more comprehensive | judgment, in their arrangements for the management ol their transatlantic steamships. They care- i tuily examined the advantages and disadvantages ol the various American ports, and, with a just and prudent regard for the barety of their vessels,and the infinitely more valuable lives of those embarking in them, they selected New York as- the most epl ropriate destination. Connected with this subject, we may r< mark, that one of Mr. Bennett's objects in visiting Europe, is to carry out and complete exten-ive arrangements (or the regular communication of the latest intelligence from the continent and Grept Britain, by means of these steamships. A gooJ deal of prejudice has been created against taking passage in the Cunard line, in cons- qnence of the serious dangers to which the steamships are exposed in the passage from Halifax to Boston. The effect of the late terrible catastrophe will add greatly to this feeling of alarm. We trust, however, for (be take of the Company, that this event, added to the previous knowledge of the perils of the passage, will not altogether deter those travelling to and Iron Hurope lrom subjecting themselves to dangers, to guard against which, it is proper to state, the most effective measures have been taken in the selection of able and exp< rienced commanders and I skilful pilots. Th ? dangers, however, exi9t, and j human skill, energy, fortitude, and experience, ate not always omnipotent, as the fate of the Columbia ufficiently informs us. A.,t?AP Tur- TU? ?L. vr *n& vnvivn ?? Al?.n> X 1IC BlICMIiriUl , way in which the Crotou water is wanted all over the city, is one of those flagrant abuses, which demand, but won't get, the notice of the Corporation. Idle boys are j ermitted to amuse themselves in all sorts ot hydraulic experiments at every hydrant in the streets, and a very culpable waste ol the water | is made by many of those who have hydrants lor their own use, and the way in which the sidewalks and streets Rre watered or rather deluged by their servants at all houra of the day, is exceedingly annoying If is certainly too bad to have the sideways rendered impassable in this way. But we never <Mn hav the#e abuses rectified, until we have an cflicient d iy police, simt'ar to that ol London ? But to dream ol thut und^r the present administration ol a city government is quite too romantic. Foi;rierism, the Jstar Spakolrd Banner, ani> Horace Grreucy ?The "organ" of the administration, yesterday ruarrung, contained a correspondence, inparvo, between on? William S Monday, and seven other respectable gentlemen, all attach ed to the Custom House, and of course all good Tyler men, and Thomas W Whiteley, (also in the Custom House,) the President of th? Sylvania As social ion, a sort ol society organized of late in this city, and made up of every sort of men, women and children, upon the out-an'-out plan of Charles Fourier. The correspondence took place upon the presentation of the star *pan?led banner to the Sylvani? As?o< latioi, and the grandiloquent style oi the donore and tlie donees m pnrvo, is certainly worthy oi ordinary notice Horace Greeley is Treasurer of the Sylvania Association, and all donations may be ent lo him Pitjlum dt Com -We aic much obliged to these ntlemcn for their kindness in supplying us with ston papers via Albany, at an early hour y strrw./ morning, and also lor repeated favors before. The Cask or Mr* (jiu*opr?At 3 o'clock ye? | terfay afternoon, the period to which the examination ui ih:d caitf hdfi bfi u adjourned, the commisBioufib rtiiii medical witnesses attended in the U. S. ] District Court room Atter the prisoner, who exhii bited her characteristic mdiHerence to all the proceedings and every thing around her, was brought [ in, Mr. Barrett rose and stated that as Mr. Price was out of town, he would be under the necessity ' ui soliciting a further postponement ot the examina1 tion, until this day at 3 o'clock. Mr. Warner at once acquiesced, and the case was accordingly l again adjourned until this aiternoon. The prisoner j was evidently altogether unconscious of what pass I ed, und was led out of the room like a child. We cannot refrain from giving expression to that i feeling of marked disapprobation which we know j the ceuduct of the lawyers in this case has excited amongst the intelligent friends of the dignity of the laws and the rights of humanity. They have postponed this examination from time to time, on the most trivial pretexts; and we are '^entirely at a loss 1 to account lor the reasons of this so Irequently solicited delay, unless there are, indeed, behind the curtain certain causes, of which we have heard something, and which may, by and-by, suffer public revelation.^We find additional inducement to this unpleasant duty of exposing the "law's delay" in this instance, in the fact that this is only one of a thousand cases in which the same course has been pursued. The annals of the " Tombs," and other ! prisons, if published, would present a sad revelation 1 of defeated justice, and the wrongs alike of the 1 guilty and the innocent. This is one of the most glaring abuses of the administration of justice amongst us. It would seem as if we had no judicial [ authority on the bench, and that the gentlemen of j the bar were the sole dispensers of justice and the laws. A great deal of interest has been excited relative te the evidence to be given by the medical gentlemen selected to examine the state of Mrs. Gilmour's intellect. Drs. Cheesemtin,Childs,McDonald,Ntlson, and D. L. Rogers, constitute this commission? de lunatico inquirendo?a very formidable investigatory committee certainly. The profouBd attainments of Dr- Cheeseman in the science of mind, and his well-known powers oi accurate observation and logical deduction, render him peculiarly fitted for the duty imposed on him in this case.? His evidence will be of th<? greatest value, aud with our characteristic anxiety to hand down to the future generations of men, a faithful record of all important "sayings and doings," we have made arrangements for reporting the Doctor's testimony verbatim et literatim, and will take the liberty of commending it for republication in the next edition of Dr. Deck'.- able and very original treatise on the interesting, but somewhat neglected science of medical jurisprudence. Dr. Nelson has, we will venture to say, proved himself rather a troublesome customer to the professional brethren with whom he has been associated in this case. He is one of those men who are afflicted with that disagreeable virtue of taking nothing for granted?a most deter mined disposition to judge in all cases for himself, and uniformly prefers admitting the evidence of his own senses before the assertions of any bookmaker. Just the man who quietly says to those who go on the " free and easy" principle in science, of being as merciful as possible to the brains?allowing them eleven months and twenty-seven days repose in the year?da locum melioribus As to the other members of the commission we don't know much about them. Dr. Childa is, we believe, a very excellent man, but he and Doctors McDonald and Rogeis have a proper regard to the unity of action and the dignity of the profession, and it is believed that they will, as in duty bound, acquiesce in the judgment of Dr Cheeseman, it being sure to be right whatever it may be. Altogether this examination will be one of the most curious and interesting ever held before Mr Commissioner Rapelyea, at all events. The fact is, the medical evidence will be so valuable, that we are almost half inclined not to say a word in exposure of the absurdity and impioprieiy of the investigation. The question ol Mrs. Gilmom's insanity has no more to do with the case before Mr. Commissioner Rapelyea, than the truth or lalsity of the "report about the desecration of the Sabbath by the man in the moon, has to do with the discussion ol the propriety of legislative enactments for the stoppage of locomotive engines on the sacred day. The question of her insanity is one to be argu*d on the trial. All that Mr. Commissioner Rapelyea has to ascertain now, is, whether there be such evidence of the commission of the crime of mvirrUr hu \1 re 11 m r??ir a a ii-am M ^ committal lor trial, had the deed been perpetrated here ; and then whether the requisition for her delivery over to the civil authorities in Great Britain, be legal and justified by the treaty. This is the quebtion. But let us by all means hear the Dactors. We don't like their pills or their knives, but the keen encounter of their wits will agreeably enliven the dulness of these dusty, stupid d&ys. Fall Riteh SrFr>:hcri.?The board of brokers of the New York stock exchange this morning voted a donation o! one hundndand fifty dollars, to aid the autferers by the late fire at Fall Riv< r. So says an evening paper of yesterday. "One hundred and filty dollars!" And this is thy offering, Mammon, to suffering humanity If we did not know that shame never visited the Stock Exchange we should wonder how these money-changers could thus openly record the value of their sympathy for the naked and starving sufferers. "One hundred a?d fifty dollars!" Ikish Emigrant Society.?This highly meritorious atsociation held their quarterly meeting last evening at Washington Hall. The attendance was tolerably good. We are much gratified to find that the affairs of the society are in a flourishing condition, but we hope the liberality of our Irish fellow, citm-ns will enlarge still more its moans of usefulness. We know no association whose object we can more cordially commend. Already it has done an immense amount of good in obtaining employment for industrious and honest emigrants. May ;> r.~A J I gu V?II OUU | 'g WD|?V 1 Thk Book Stands?Albeit, we want to get rid of hawking and peddling, and the itinerant merchants whose stores are on the highways of the city, ; yet we can't make up our minds to see the old book ! stands?tfiet-e classic literary depots?these veneruble old acquaintances, sent to the " tomb of all the capulets." So spare them, Mr. Commissioner Ewen, and let your reforming energies have full play on the thousand unequivocal nuisances which desecrate our streets. And certainly, we cannot without remonstrance, loud and deep, allow you to serve the book stands with a notice of annihilation, whilst you allow the root-beer 6tands, and the gingerbread stalls and the peripatetic fixtures of the respectable apple-women to remain in undisturbed repose and;security. Oh! no we can't do without the book stand*. " Woodman iparc that tree!" Mors About the Strkbts ?The following is a B|?-cimeH of acorea of communications from nil regions of the city:? dear kir ? JVrmit me, through your columni, to call the atte'ition <>l whom it may concern, to the dingrdcelul *tate of Stoiw ?tr< i t, liptuten Whitehall and Broad at?. A number of Iiith latnilicn redding there, arein the practice of throwing all manner of filth In th* ?treet. The miarma ariaing therelrom ii antftcicnt to create diaordera of the worn kind. It there no law to avert thi?7 Is it not the duty of ome one to see that thin In remedied? If ao it were well if It were attended to quickly. A RESIDENTJuly 11,1848. There is not much hope for you, Mr. fteaident ? However, the neglect of which you complain shan'i go unrecorded. Appointment?Gov. Bouck, of New York, hut* appointed Archibald C. Niven, of Sullivan county, Adjutant General, in the place of Geo. Sanford, resigned. '(!> Yankee Hill le at Albany, where he will re iriain lor a few ddya, when he will go to Canada. ?n???????wmtmm Death of Wasmkoton Allstom.?1The sudden death of this distinguished man, has excited one universal feeling of regret. Few inen have enjoyed to such an extent as Mr. Allston,the affectionate regards ol their countrymen, and the admirers ol genius and worth throughout the world, and fewer still had equal claims on the respect and etteern of their fellow-men. Mr. Allston has long been ac knowledged to be one of the greatest, if not thr greatest of American painters. He was a native of the Mute of South Carolina, and was born in the year 1799. At a very early age, he gave striking indications of a talent for those arts in which he after wards became bo eminent. He was educated at Harvard University, where he was graduated in A D. 1800. The year after leaving college, he went to England, to prosecute the study of the art which he had choBen us a profession, and was admitted a student of the Royal Academy, where he enjoyed the instruction and friendship ot West, Fuseli, and Sir Joshua Reynolds. Having resided three years in England, he passed over to Fiance, visiting the most famous galleries ot its metropolis, and making the acquaintance of its men ol genius. In a lew months, he proceeded by the way of Switzerland and the Alps, to Italy, where he remained many years, in the persevering and active study of the works of the great masters. In the year 1813, he published in London, a small duodecimo volume of poems, which would have given him a high rank as a man of genius, u;>art from his rare achievments for other walks of art. The loss of his wife, a risier of the late Dr. Channing, for a while suspended his labors, and in 1818, he came, back to this country. He has since constantly resided at Cambridge, surrounded by warm and genial friends, and an object of veneration and love to thousands of young artists in the country, who looked to him as one of the fathers of American art. Among the principal works of Mr. Allston, were " The dead man restored to life, by Elishathe " Angel liberating Peter from prison," recently exhibited in this city; " Jacob's Dream," now io possession ot the Earl of Egremont; " Elijah in the Desert" purchased by Mr. Labouchere, of the British Parliament; "the Angel Uriel in the Sun," belonging to the Marquis of Staflord; " Saul and the Witch of Endor;" "fcpalatro's Vision of the bloody hand "Gabriel setting the guard of the Heavenly Host" Anne Page und Slender " Beatrice," and other exquisite productions held by gentlemen of Boston. During the last year of his life, Mr. Allston was engaged upon a chef d'auvrc called Belahazzar's Feast, which we hope for the honor and glory of the arts of our country, he was permitted to finish. Mr. AllBton had in him, truly, the soul of a poet. His love of nature was ardent, discriminating, en kuucitiBui;. ma puwcrs 01 oDservauen were singularly acute; and his poems and the productions of that other godlike art, of which he was puch a successful student, have left imperishable evidence of the loftiness of his genius, and his keen and just perception of the beautiful and the sublime. His letters to his friends at home, whilst he sojourned amid the classic and romantic scenery of the old world, are described as being remarkubly graphic and poetical. Mr. Allston expired at Cambridge. He was in his sixty-fourth year. He has left behind him a name which will ever remain identified with the art and literature of hia country. The Puseyite Cohtroversy.?Harper and Bro- ( thers have in press, and will publish in a day or 1 two, price six cents per copy, a statement of facts in { relation to the recent ordination in St. Stephen's i Church, by Hugh Smith, D. D., and Henry Anthon, D. D. We shall take the earliest opportunity of pla cing our readers in possession of the substance of thisex^ose, with such comments as may be suggested. The U. S. Smr Falmouth arrived in this port a few days since from a long cruise down the coast, and among the West India islands. The account ofher sailing qualities, that we extracted from the Savannah Republican, is of such a nature as to give the public a wrong impression of her speed. The Falmouth and Somen left the port of Savannah in company with a light breeze, hardly strong enough to enable the Falmouth to make steerage way, while the Somen being small, tight, and in perfect trim, just out of port, was able to outsail her with less canvass. The Falmouth is nearly four times larger than the Somer?, has befcn in active service nearly two years, and inconsequence of her canvass being old, was not in sailing order to competewith even her tqual in sizeWhen in perfect trim with an eight knot breeze,and under the command ofher present officers, Bhe can ouUail anything of her tonnage afloat. The Sinners is undoubtly the fastest sailing vessel of her size, with a light breize, in the navy. Attempt to Murder tub Superintendent or Roxbcry Alms Hottsk.?The example of ih? wretch Rogers, has already, it seems been followed. On the 4th instant one of the inmates of the Poor House in Roxbury, named Moses Kinney, having had liberty to come over to the city, improved the opportunity to get on the wrong side of temperance, and when he returned, he seized a shoe knife and attacked ihe keeper, Mr. Isaac Meserve, and inflicted several wounds upon the thigh. With much effort, he was defeated in his diabolical purpose, and the knife wrested from him. Kinney is a man 62 years of age, and of most ungovernable temper. It does seem as it greater security and a more rigid discipline is necessary in our prisons and nnnr hnuppa Another Tremont Thkatkk.?We understand by a genii man direct from Boston, that ground has alreody been bought for anotherTremont theatre? and that too directly alongside of the "Tremont Temple." The names of the purchaser and the builder have been mentioned to us, but we withhold them until we shall have positive confirmation. This is just what we expected when the old Tremont w.'ssold. Wonder if Dr. Beecher will venture another prophecy that he shall live to preach in the ew Tremont. The new theatre will be built on new and improved principles, and will require more cash from the church to purchase it, than the old one did. Bici.Morrr House, jnkw Brighton.?The increasing unhealthy state of the city isfast driving families into the country, and we inform the many who find it difficult to select the best, where there are so many good, that the Belmont House, under the man" agement of our friend Perris, is the most delightful and comfortable placc in the vicinity of this city, to spend an h?ur, week <r month; in fact the longer you stay, the more jegret on leaving Tnc lo cation is healthy, and families with young children will find it much better than nny island watering retort. The conveyance to the city is cheap, convenient and regular, and business men can transact their business in the cities, and return to their families in season to enjoy the cool and delicious breeze that always visits this place. Saratgua Springs.?The Saratoga Sentinel says the number of arrivals by Railroad (or the week ending Saturday night, is as tollown:? Monday, July >, M Tuesday, " 4, 117 Wednesday, ' 6, 94 Thursday, " 6, H8 Friday, " 7, 112 Saturday, " 8, 83 Total, Ml The arrivals by stages and other conveyances, is npar qu tas* # an ou/>prtuin l(MH) Ttlf fir. I parturea were probably equal to the arrival*; though many of our Iriends think the latter preponderated. We think, however,we are Hafe in putting down lh" number of visitants now in town at 16(W. The weather for ihe week, though rather cool in morning and evening, ha? been delightful?thrm now here ?ay it is decidedly preferable to the intent heat that prevailed the last week in June, and the first days of July. Itia clear, balmy and bracing? ! ju?l the weather to make a visit at Saratoga plea; Milt and conducive to health. b????? Cask of thk U. S. SHir Franklin.?We gave yes lerday an abstract of Mr. Upshur's communicatioi to Mayor Morris. We now add a copy of the docu merits on which the late Secretary of the Navyacied and for which we had not room iu yesterday's pa per. it is but juet to Mr. Upshur to allow the ground* ol hie decision to be known and examined:? A. Ou the 30th June, lbl7, the KeutaOgun ship, weighing upwards of 1964 tons, was hauled up at Plymouth dock yard on a slip in 41 minutes. Naval Chronicle, 1817, Vol SB, power I !M) men, 14 capatans, U triple fold block* loi receiving ropea of 7, 8 and 9 inches an purchases successively applied as she raised. Eight cables round and under her bilge bottom ways, fixed and supported with wood no chocks and iron knees fore and alt. Four lighters at her stern to buoy her up. Two additional capstans on board to heave on the purchase,with hausers rove through the block*, besides the fourteen capstans in front of tn? slip. Anchors sunk in the ground and large and small mooring chaina fixed to the same (or supporting the bollands or posts. Platforms fore and aft on each side ol tbi ship The cradle was similar to that used in launching The lighters in the centre were lashed to a 'table and those on each quarter to a cross cable. The standing part ol lourteen treble fold pullies were fastened to eight twenty-three inch cables, which being horizontally applied and hauled taught around, >o as lo encompass the ship were lashed to ring bolts and thus kept in their |>oaition, To these were attached by selvagees ot 1500 yaruH each, ditferent blocks of vast weight and size. Each tacklc leading to its respective capstan, comprehended the purchase it had to sustain. A fuller description is to be seen in the Encyclope, Britan. Goldsborough's Naval Chronicle will add something to the above, marked B. The "Kent," from Ooldsborough's Naval Chronicle: "Shr was taken into dock before being hauled up to have hi rbilgewuy* lined, and her bottom prepared. She re named in dock U days, during which time there were employed en her 150shipwrights, 10 blacksmiths and AO laborers. When brought to the ship it required 3118 men, with 14 capstans, to haul her upAfter being hauled up,60 men were employed one week to unbolt and clear the bilgeways from her bottom, and wLieu luui cieureu 01 ner nugewuys, ner Donom timDers, by the numeious perforations made in them i; order te bolt on the bilgeway*, were found generally to have sustained so much injury as to render them unilt for further use. The expense of preparing her and the loss and wear and tear el themgterialc wa? climated at somewhere about j?2U00 sterling. The expense of hauling up, of dispossessing her of her bilge w.tys, cannot be ascertained satisfactorily, neither can the amount of the injury she sustained by having the bilgewayi fix?d to hor bottom. (Cofv.) C Bureau of Const'* and E^uir'T, > June 39th, 1843. \ Sir,?In answer to the questions contained in your note of this moi ning, in relation to the repHirs of the U.S. ship Franklin, I have the honor to state that the Franklin can be hauled up, at the navy yard, Brooklyn,tor repair. But I do Hot think it w ould be advisable to do so, on account of the'risk, the heavy expense and the dnngerof straining th? ship in all her parts. It is considered safest to launch vessels of war without being coppered; for, in the operation of launching, the sheathing copper is more or less injured, and the hogging 01 the ship at the time of launching causes it to wrinkle. This effect was plainly exhibited on the ship of the line Ohio, after her launch. The practice in Europe is not to copper their ships of war until they are launched, and the main reason assigned for tnisis the hoggiug of the ship and the consequent wrinkling of the copper. In 1817, the Kent, an English ship of the line, was hauled up at I'lymouth dotk yard,and it may net be improper to remark that the experiment was not repeated. A description of the preparation for hauling up this ship will be found in paper A; but a fuller desciiption is said to be seen in the Encyclopedia Britaunica. In this city the Fotomac, a frigate of the first class, was hauled out of the water in the vear 1833. but it is the onlv instance, excepting in sloops of war and smaller vessels. The Franklin ii now ready for the passage to Boston; the only expense will bathe hire of one or two steamboats to carry her safely to that place. The difference of expense between hauling out at Brooklyn and taking the Franklin to Boston would be very great. Some idea of the expense ol hauling out may be formed from the heavy preparations made for the Kent. Theexfense of making the passage to Boston would consist of the hire of one or two steamboats for four or five days. The Franklin is now bogged perhaps not less than 13 inches; and by placing her In dock her original form can be restored, and she can be repaired, coppered and floated again, without straining her hull, hogging, or wrinkling her copper. The probable weight of the Franklin's hull ii 1800 gross tonf ; the report of the Committee of Council states it to be 1750 tons. 1 believe the ship cannot be lightened more than 350 tons, for if more than that is taken off, the strength of the fabric wenid be materially impaired, and her form liable to alteration. The mean draft of water of the Franlin when launched was 15 4. To remove 250 tons from the shipweuld bring her draft down to 14 3. The committee of Councils of New York estimate the weight of the ship, when ready for hauling up, at 1200 tons, and her mean draft ol water at 11 feet. My estimate of the weight is 1560 tons, the draft of water 14 3. The weight of the Kent, when ready for hauling up, is put down st 1064 tons. The Franklin is the largest ship, QTid her weight is put down at 1800 tons. But it is prolia Me thit ?i' 1preparation foi battling up v<n board the Kent were added to the actual weight of the hull, so as to produce IP64 tons. In the c .seof the Frakliu the waight of he hull alone is given. 1 am, very respectfully, yonrob't servant. Signed, SAM. HUMPHREYS. Hon. A. P. Upshur, Secretary of the Navy. (Corr.) O. Navy Yard, Brooklyn, 'id May, 184S. Sir?I have read the letters voudidma the honor to Hi'omit to me on the subject of docking and repairing the Frankliu. Mr. Daken and Mr. Burgess called on me yesterday afternoon, asking iniormation as to the weight, length, draft of wat>r, 8tc. of this ship, with my advice and opinion about raising and building upthe vessel. I told them of the draft of water, and refuted to give any other information or advice on the subject. 1 was then asked who was competent to give the information; 1 replied, Mr. Humphreys, and th<'y left to call on him at the City Hotel. I have given ne opinion or views on the sub Joct of docks or docking since my answer to the " committee ol the Senate on naval afljirs," in February last, la that interview I stated, that (or the purpose of rebuilding ships, I would recommend the docking them, either in stone or other docks and securing sliding ways under the vessel in such manner as to fit launching ways, by which means they could be lasilyhaulad out of the water and repaired, thereby reserving the use ol the dock for other vessels. That when thure is an empty ship house inte whirh the vescel could be haubd lor re pairs, the vessel would be made more durable than if rebuilt in dock, and a great saving effected by the facility and convenience ot working, which cannot be aflorded in any dock. You will see from the above that I could not, nor do not advocate the measure proposed, and my opinion is that the Franklin could not be taken out and hauled up as he now is. Respectfully submitted by your most obt.serv't, [Signed] FOSTER RHODES, N. C. Capt. J. R. Sands, Commanding Navy Yard, N.Y. [Corv-l Ewisiiiroto* City, i Bureau of Construction, Eqtiip't.fcc. > May 16, 194-J. ) Gentlemen?I have had the honor to receive your communication of the 1 *2th, which, "as a committee appointed at n numerous meeting of the mechanics, workmen nd other citizens of New York and Brooklyn," you were pleased te address to mw on the subject of the contemplated removal ol the Franklin seventy-lour to Boston for repairs. I had previously received a letter from the commandant ol the navy jard at Now York, covering a similar communication Irom your committee to him on the same subject, both of which I forwarded yesterday to the Secretary of the Navy, who is now in Virginia, for his action. In the interim, let me assure you that the Secretary, I have every rciFon to know, (as well as the President himself,) would (eel much pleasure to have it in their piwer, consistently with a sense of their official obligations, to comply with the wishes ol the citizens you represent. The conveniences of the dry dock at Boston lor repairing the Franklin alone induced the Secretary to order that silip to ! e sent their foi repairs. You have been pleased to ask ma te use my efforts in connexion with your own, to inducethe Secretary of the Navy " to countermand the order for the Franklin's removal" I should be guilty of a want of candor wero I not to say to vou that I have already given it as my opinion to the head of the Department, that the ship ought to be sent to Boston; lor even if it were, as you deem it, IV iqidir iirr in new I m K n conveniently, und " nt lea* expense," without the facilities afforded by a dry dock, as at Boiton, which I cannot think possible, it would still he lonn<)|necetsary after launching her, to put her in a dry dock in order to copper her. Thia, you am awtro, was donein the caseolthe Pennsylvania. So that the expense of the removal of the ahip will lo any event have to be incurred. Shlii* are often coppered on the atocka, I admit, but ic is well known, that in launching them, the copper la often injured and displaced ; it in, therefore, deeme I proper and beat in the navy to dock them for coppering. In expiating thia opinion, I hope your committee will only recngniae in it a wish on my part to act frankly and penly with you. Thia course ia alike due to youraelvea and the Secretary. I pm, respectfully, your obdt servant, [Signed,J BEVERLY KENNON. To Chilian Ashmea<l, John D.Conklin, Saml. Loder, nnd othera, members of a committee, Sir.. Commandant'a effice, Navy Yard, > Brooklym, May 8, 1843. ) Sia? I have received your lettar of the 2ftth ultimo,and hav. miiKil... n.l.u itructor for hi* opinion. That opinion is contained in thr ncloned papera from Mr. Rhodri, and a* it J* ndverauto the proposition of Mr. Dakin relating to the Franklin, 1 am not called upon by your letter to take any atop* in tho C8"e. Mi. Ddkin'i letter ii returned. I hare the honor to he, vary reipcctfully, Your obdt iierv't, (Signed,) JOSHUA R. SANDS, Commander U.S. N. Yard. Capt. B. k. n*oi*, Bureau oft'omtruction, 4tc., Washington. Thb ]lA,Ki,s.?We are Rlad.lhat ilie RavelFauii ly are nettling down in this country. Leon Javelli ha? nmried Mifis Wella, and <*abriel has marri'M or ought to marry M'lle. Douireville. We ?hal have a lame (Amilv of the Rtivelft bv mid hve Naval.?The U. 8. ahip Yorktown.Com. Niclwi* on, wan nt Valparaiso, April 21?t, lor New York, via Rio J *o, about May lat. The Resignation or Colonel Hamilton, the i late President o( the new Hoard of Brokers, has al ready been in situated to our readers. We cheer, fully publinii the following correspondence which has been handed to ut?, with request that it should i be inserted in our columns:? Ntw York, July 11th, 1843. Aleuhdi* Hamilton, km r 8?,-l hare tUe pleasure of transmitting the annexed icauiuuoua, wnicn were unanimously passed at me puplie Stock Exchange this morning, and which I am directed to publith with your letter of resignation. I cordially unite with the Association in expressing my regret at your retirement from the office which you nuve tilled with so much credit to yourself and advantage te the Association. With sentiments of individual esteem, 1 am, sir, yours, Moat truly and respectfully, SKIXAS NATHAN, Preaident. To the Membtrt of the Public Stock Exchange Gentleman,?In conformity with the determination 1 i expressed ui me organization ol our association, that 1 should relinquish the presidential duties wUen we should be permanently established, I now, therefore, tender my , resignation, with the sincere hope that you have been satisfied thatlhftve unilormly responded to your confidence, with a disinterested regard for our common respectability ; and permit roe to avail myself of this op; portunity to remark, that if in the exercise of a discretionary uuthority, on the introduction of an important public improvement, I hare unhappily wounded any private sensibilities, I trust the step 1 now take will convince you that 1 was influenced by the natural impulses of an important official responsibility, and not by the love of power. At the commencement of our movement, we had to contend against the usual difficulties, incident to every experimental innovation, and, at the same time, to encounter the systematic efforts of a powerful menied combination, , to create distrust, in selfish jealousy ol an imaginary superiority. In contemplation of these emburrassmeuts, we wisely adopted the resolution of presenting to our fellow citizens the opportunity to witness the soundness of our free trade princlples.and in pursuing this judicions course, as was anticipated, the result has been the most perfect success. The rssociation no longer exists as an experiment; the public will never again submit to be deprived of the power to superintend the management oftheir own etfairs; they have experienced the advantages of our system, and universally appreciate their importance. It has been apparent to ourselves, to the country, that a general confidence has been restored to our public securities, and, as a necessary consequence of this improved feeling, a renewed impulse has been given' to every branch of business, since we have been in vigorous operation. The public Stock Exchange, filling an important hiatus in the monetary operations of the United States, active and intelligent employment of capital has been the consequence, and objects o investment are now presented to the public, on their real merit, without disgxise. It is not my (intention to impute aBy systematic wrong to the secret Stock Exchange, but when it is apparent, on the slightest reflection, that in the transactions of such an association, there exists a capability to practice the grossest impositions, ruinous to private and public credit, with impunity, it becomes the duty of the people to exert their best eflorts to abate a combination which may, at any time, abuse public confidence, sacrificing the national character and individual prosperity. I tako the liberty, on this occasion, to recommend a revision of the constitution ; it was drafted as you are well aware, more as a bond of association, than as a permanent charter, and, unless amended in season, we shall have to regret alterations, made in haste, to avert the op pressive consequences of several practical imperfec. tions. The duties devolving upon mo have been performed altogether gratuitously ; they have been executed with independence; the proprieties of the association have been maintained ; and we have had the gratification to see our fellow citizens bestow on us their confidence, as they have bad cause to reapt'etthe fairness and energy of our conduct. In grateful acknowledgment of the kind and affectionate manner in which the 1'residential administration kas been sustained, I now tender to you my sincere thanks, with the honest assurance that the prosperity of the association will ever remain, with me, a subject of the deepest iuterest and the warmest solicitude. I have the pleasure to remain, With much respect.your ob't servant, ALEXANDER HAMILTON. NkwYork, July 10, 1943. Whereas, in pursuance of his determination expressed at the time of organizing the association, Col. Hamilton has resigned the ottice of President, therefore Resolved, That the members of the Public Stock Exchange have always appreciated the exertions of their late President, in the erection and maintenance of the stability of this association, and view with pride the ener. gy with which a vigorous intellect has steadily and confidently conducted their prospocts, and they express with pleasure the confidence they entertain in the liberal and enlightened views that he has universally taken on all subjects connected with this body, and they seize this op. portunity to record that they believe that Col. Hamilton, in the exercise of his office, ha? been actuated but with one spirit, having the wellureol the association at heart, to which he devoted his time, talents and influence. Rewired, That this association tender to their late President, their sincere and grateful thanks for hit efficient services, his untiring industry, and the mode and manner that ho has conducted the attain of his office, which throughout has met with universal approbation and given general satisfaction. Extract from the minutes. S. 1. JOSEPH, Secretary. Niblo's?Auber's last Ojitra is to be played tonight fur the first tim* in New York; it is entitled Lea Diamans de la Couronne (the Crown Diamonds.) Oi" all the operas of modern composers none have been so successful as Auber ; hie rcptrtolre is a list of musical triumphs. "Massaniellw," "FraPiavolo," "Li'Ambasaatrice," "Le Domino," and now his last, "The Crown Diamonds," is to go through the ordeal of criticism, and no doubt with the same success as his other pieces. M'selle. Calv?, the deservedly popular Prima lionna, plays her favorite character oi the heroine of the opera, and has some beautiful music, which she is certain of rendering with her usual delicacy and brilliant manner of execution. The whole talent of the company is contained in tVe distribution, and if Auber disappoints the sanguine expectations of the New York uwiait will be the first time. The overture is quite original, and worthy an early attendance. City Intelligence. The srecul;ELk.cTion if? thk Thi?teknth Wa*d, te aslcct an Alderman in plnce of Alderman fionnell, deceased, took place yesterday. Daniel D. Briggs, E?q., the Democratic candidate, received nearly 700 majority over hit opponent, Elias L. Smith, who ran as an independent candidate, and received nearly all the Whig atrength, with about one hundred democratic vote a. The election was very quiet and orderly It if contemplated that Alderman briggs will vote with the eight Aldermen in the present Board in tavor et sweeping the atreetaby the Corporation instead of the new contract. If so, Mr. Contractors, it is all over with you. i hk i hot nowwii tieppo, i^aay suiioik and Uneida Chief, over the Beacon course, was postponed jesteiday on account of the weather. Due notice will be given of the day fixed. a?iult with ihtepit to Kill?While the watch was being discharged yesterday morning,a person attached to the Gaii House brought information to the Police Office, that a sailor was being beaten in an oyster cellar on tli?cornerof Canal and Elm streets. Officers Stokely,Cocke fair and Drinker, were dispatched to the spot, where they found tho unfortunate Jack, whose name is Jacob Berg, lying, bleeding copiously, 011 ike floor, having a large ga*h in his neck immediately under his chin, several wounds on bis face, and his head fairly scored with cuts, caused, as it wasr.vidrnt, by tho assailing parties having broken on it a large stone pitcher, the pieces of which were scattered about the cellar. They arretted Daniel Samuels and John Martin, who were recognized by Berg as thetwo who had so frightfully maimed him; also a girl oi loose chsrncter, who, however, was not committed The city prison physicians attended to the wounds of Berg, and the assailant* were fully committed for trial. lnqrr.iT An inquest was held on the body of Henry Byron, an organ builder, aged 38 years, at his wife's residence at No. 108 Orange street. The deceased was accustomed to get on a spree for several da^s at a stretch, and was alter one which had lasted lor two weeks. He wa* very low, and had the symptoms of incipient delirium tremens, not oeing able to rut or sleep. On Monday evening he called in great pain atthedrug store of Dr Whitin, on tho corner ol Hes'er and Mulbrrry streets, win le he get a tea spoor.ful laudanum, and the same quantity ol the tincturw of valerian; after taking which he went home to bed, but became so bad during the night that physi cians were sent for, wh administered without effect, an emetic and other remedies. The physicians were of oi>i nion that he died from the effects of intemperance, and the Jury returned a verdict in accordance with such an opi. nion. Ste*lii*o ak Isoit C?ow. Nicholas Troy wa* arrested by officer Stanton, charged by i'homas Fergtuson, ol No 88 Green stiee*, with having stolen from the wharf, foot of Hubert street, an iron crow bar of the value oi $1 60, and which he saw in the possession of the accused at hi* house in > 'hapel strci t, though on searching the premises subsequently it was not to be found. Troy was, however, fully committed lor the theft. Troy has heen.tried before as a receiver of stolen goods, and convicted. stialiitn a Hat.?John Bruce wascatiijht in the act of stealing a silk bonnet and vest worth $4 from Misan U?..,?l.l IM flr-r,.,,... .I-...., i..,l ... . ??.. j v? >. c?i, aim nan Hilly lummiltf U Csuoht.?Delia Miller, n damsel of rather cosy virtue, whe lately escaped from Blackwell's Inland, w;ia yesti r day nickel up in the street by Keeper Nash, and rediapatched by 1Jlack Maria to the ?umraer quartern on the ' Inland. Court of Common Plena, Before Judge Ulshoeffer. Jiji.v 11Si.*fiurn?Jamtt Fowler v?. William EMm.? Thi* wa* an action (or slanderous word*) spoken by the | delendant of and concerning the plaintiff. The defendant , some month* ago arrived in this port from England, with , his wile, a? an i migrant, and hy " n runner'' waa taken ( to hoard at the house of the plaintiff iu Pearl street- a lar?e? migrynt boarding house known a* " the Mansion , House." Home time afterwards the defendant w?erei slanderous language, which was calculated to injaratlDe plaintiff'scredit. He said the plaintiff was a thlei ?n? , he (the defendant) had been robbed of varioua art wearing appai el in the plaintiff'* hou*e, and us*_ auch language. For the^ence, aeveral poUM o?rer. were called to impeach the plaintitf a ?h evidei i Other testimony wm g;*en on both ilM Jrt w ay. ]?'? I was offered to "I4*'" \h* J^lftcation. At th. nor had the defend an tpi'ea.iea a^ ,#Jntl<,.I counill , opening of tho cause, ctei|e t'hl, ca(n 0n each party _vi r?r tha ?lainun?damages jw. I """?? 0 a*t?ut?*nUi Want Court. Before Mr. Justice 8heys. Jvlw 11.?Rival Muiurim or Giiain?Paul Orout vi. John Brady.?This wu an action, under a statute of the State of Now York, chap. 141, sec. 6, which provide* that no person except those appointed in pursuanc? of this act, shall measure grain within the city of New York, for hire, pay, lee or reward, under a penalty of $i? Tha plaiutilf was toe measurer geueral appointtd by the Guternor and Senate, and aciJsvunr member ol the Legislature, and the delendant was a late weigher au'i measurer, whose commission had expired. Hiram Dobson, captain of the sloop Michigan, trading from Uoxackic to New York, and principally engaged in bringing hay, grain and market produce, proved that thedeivndent measured grain for him and gave him a bill for such service, but, iim witness uduea ttm no terms were agreed upon, ntitl from the whole of hit testimony, the measuring and charging would appeal' to have been done with a view to evade the penalty of the statute. The wltneu said that he had not y et paid the defendant any thing for measurii g, bat another witness, Chris'r H.Windower gave testimony which went to show that the defendant had received compensation, though other services were included in the cousideration. He said, I know the defendant, and have had conversations with him in relation to the mea. suring of grain. I do not remember any about thi 8d of May. I can't say how near the 3d of May it wm that he took grain out of our vessel. I can't say that (he defendant has received compensation fiom me about that time. Not for measuring in particular. 1 have employed him for general services, collecting bills, kc. A part of these general services was measuring grain, taking account of grain, Ike. 1 have paid him tor his services $Gi) or $70 since the time mentioned. This was tor his services generally , keeping an account of the grain, Sic. 1 could not term it measuring 4 by plaintilt? Was this grain measured by the regular measurers 1 This question was objected to, and overruled by the Court. JJ'Oss-examiried?I had nothiag to do with the sloop wucnigan. what I have spoken ol had nothing to do with any measuring on board that sloop. This testimony waa introduced to show that the defendant was pursuing thi* business, though it was objected to m inadmisaahle in thi* case. Indeed the whole case was very severely contested by the legal gentlemen concerned, and many exceptions were taken during its progress. The Justice charged that it was the dnty of all persona to sustain the law. In this case the allegation was in brief, that the defendant had violated the act of 1832, by assuming to perform the dutiea 'of an office to which he was not appointed. On behalf of the defendant, it was set up that because there was no proof that fee or reward had been paid to the defendant, the ca<e did not coane within the statute; but the Justice waa of opinion that so long ai his services gave the defendant a claim, it was a fee within the meaning of the act, and he thought sufficient proof had been adjudged to bring the case within the act. The commission of the defendant was made lor two years, which term had expired, and to justify the defendant, it was his duty to show that he had received a new commit' sinn. The simple question lor the jury was whether the defendant had violated the law. Mr. Blunt, for the defendant, askod the Court to chargo ?1st, That the commission which he had received con* ferred on the defendant the powct to measure. 2nd, That licenso having been proved, the burthen of showing provocation theieot rested with the plaintiff. 31, That the appointment of a successor was matter of record, and could only be proved by the record itself. Tha Court relused ho to charge the Jury, and sent the case to them simply on the question of fact, but they wero . unable to agree. Thi) case, we presume, was brought simply to show the illegality of the weighing and measuring of grain by non-commissioned persons, who, we understand, super- | sedo the legally authorized officer, and render his coal mission unproductive; and as ono conviction would establish the right of the plaintiff, numerous other like actions which are pending would doubtlesi depend thereon. The plaintiff tt? this suit, alter several years service in the legislature as a delegate from this city, obtained this appointment proonl'ly as a consequence of his service; but the defendant pursues the ' hold over" policy, and Paul is thus put to much trouble and inconvenience, besides the loss ol his perquisite. is a matter worthy the consideration of Old Tammany, to see. that justice is done to an old sarvant. Court of General Sciilou. Before the Recorder and Aldermen Brady and WotdhttllJames R., Esq., District Attorney. Jvnb 11 ? Conspiracy Case Continued.?Trials of Jam. a L.Winfree, ali.s Colonel Winfree, and Oeorge Cum* mings, for a conspiracy to extort money from William R, Oiacie, of Brooklyn. Defence. - John, F.fq., junior counsel, opened tue defence in a short speech, in which he briefly referud to the testimony VfT.-red by the prosecution, its nature and quality?and atated tke course intended to be pursued by the defence. A. M. Van Ostraud, was the only witness called by the prisoners, and his testimony went to prove, that frem certain facts within his own knowledge he believed Mr. Qracie to be insane on the subject of the couspiracy agninst bis life. Mr. Oracie begged permission from the Court to correct, what in his testimony of yesterday might, if unexplained, be prejudicial to liis veracity He was asked if lie had not procured the pardon of two men from the State Prison,and replied " no." On reconsideratioo, however, he recollected, that sotno years ago, two men were sentenced lorn te'm of years, tor a burglary committed in ' his neighborhood Ou them was found a quantity of counteileit money, and on their making such disclosures a aa led to the deection and conviction of sevoralo: the principal counterti'iters, Mr. Oracio ami another gentleman were induced to interest themselves in their case, am! by repi esentmious in the proper quarter a pardon was obtained. Such was the case, and us it had no reference to the present trial, Mr. Oracie forgot the circumstance until after reconsideration. This was roceivcd by the Court, and the desired correction madn. Mr. OstHiM rose, and atke<l the District Attorney if he would allow the nrelimii.arv taitimrmv off. wwl to tbm Court by the defence, on the charge of monomania against the complainant to l>e received now at evidence in chief; if ao, no lurther evilenc* would be offered, and they would rest the case here. Thin the District Attorney scceded to, and the defence entered upon the summing up I of the evidence. Mr. Driskkr led off* in a violent di clanation against the manner in which justice is administered in the Police and Criminal Courts of the city, and laid ctpecial strew on the conduct ol His Honor the Mayor, in tho course pur nurd by that M igutrute iu the arrest arid imprisonment of the prisoner Cumiuingi, charging him with having acted with a want of honesty and fairncai in the matter, and was proceeding In rather severe Judgment upon that officer,when the Recorder interposed the authority of the Court, reminding the Counsel that such language was not proper or dignified, and altogether unwarranted, ai there was no evidence bvfora the jury to show that the Mayor had.been guiltyo! nny such raal-sonduct as that now iuiin- . uated against him. Mr. Drinker bowed to the rep-ima.d ' and proceedi-d in hi* summing up,confining himseli to the facts ai exhibited iu the evidence given since the commencement of the trial. He was followed by Mr. Graham in a speech of upward* of two heurs,during w:iich be contended ably en behalf of his clieots that no con?piracj lia I bet n proved against them, and that Mr. Gracie wai not a competent wituesa on which to risk the lioerty of a citizen. District Attamey WHiTine close 1 the argument, clear* ly and pointedly exhibiting the chain of evidence establishing the conspiracy, the nature of that evidence, it* strength and competency, and holding up the baseneas of the attempt nlleged to have been made by the prisoner* in turning to their own gain tho unfortunate delusion and mental affliction of the complainant The Court briefly charged on the evidence: learin? it to thejury to decideon the competency and degree of credibility to be attached to Mr fiiraciu. The Jury than retired, t iking with theru the letters uad other documeata' ry evidence piolueed upon tha trial. While tUn jury word absent Mr. Graham eutered into conversation with Mr. Oracle, and ask.'l him, if in the reinnrkg ho felt it his duty to make in defending hi* client*, he ha 1 exccceed the bounds of kindly feeling, t? which Mr. Oracio replied "certainly not, 1 fetlob)i<eJ by thelorbeaianceyou have manifested towarJs m? Graham then, in his usual kind and good natured disposition ol heart, begged Mr. Oracle to try and disabuse his miud of the strange infatuation ef which it has become possessed, addir.g that nothing could allord him (Mr. t Ornhaai) greuter satisfaction th'-n the knowlengeot Mr. Uracil: 's complete restoration to hi? family,and to the belief that he was no longer in danger.from a conspiracy aga.nst his life. He recommended him to seek in travel that repose mil change of life anil thought, which wou! I most ?( fectually contribute to his recovery, as it woulJ re establish his healih and withdrew him frem ihehuidsof the d> signing men among whom he very much feared he had now fallen. This kind trait in Mr. Orakam ao (truck us, that we felt it a matter o! Justice to make a note el it. The jury were absent about en hour, when they retimed into Court, and the foreman pronounced a verdict ofguilty. Previous to the verdict, Mr. Osakam took exception to tin) charge of the Court; he also stated, he understood a menage had been sent to thejury that the counsel forthr prirouers hud refused to cunstnt to theirhuving V the letter* and papers, which was not a fact, as they hail not been aske 1 to coiistnt; und if the verdict was against them,such a message to thejury would nflerd ground for n motion lor a new trial, which they should probably, on consulting, demand. ^ The convicts were remanded for sentence, and the Court adjontned until to .lay at 11 o'clock. Justice yfiitsell.?We have seen, at the Police Office, p nn nfid:ivit made by Justico Matsell in which he denies intoto the charges made by Mt (Jracieon the witness stand, in relation to himself. This course Justice Matsell has pursued, as nn opportunity was not afforded him in open Court of rebutting the insinuations made against bis official integrity. The counsel far the dot. nco, Mr. Drinker, ottered to p red use Justice Matsell em the stand lor the purpose of disproving that fact, but did not wish to prolong the case any further. Notice to aw Ewooesaa?The following decision , which has been given in tha Supreme Court at Boston, may poseess some Interest with our readers. It was a decision in the case of, of ATe?e York, i>?. OemW | tV?l>lttr, who IIhu cuuvinriitt uuin li>r f/Bi ll. YVUen lll<! notntnU diie, and wa* not j>ai<l by the maker, Mr. Weh<ter wan re?iding in Wa lnngtnn, hut had an agfnt lor the ' mmugemrnt ol hi" pr>*?t? buainesi in tli- city. Ibo holder of thn note *ent no'ice by nnil to Mr. Webitm-, it Washington, of the non-|>ay rnrnt, b'lt there w?i no proof lhat lici-vpr received it. ' Kor Mr. Wohnter, it wai nniutmned thutth" netice MiouUI have been *ent to Boaon, where it wm known he ha>l hi* ilomicil The rourt, lowever, held lhat tlia nmiling <>( thn notice to Wii?k. tngton wb?, under the clrcnnutanci'*, suttlcient notice, lid gavejudgement againit Mr. Wr.hiter. Liberal.?We lesrn Iroin the loston Atlas that it having been satisfies riiy ascertained thut the ne- , unity of relief to the snflerers nt Full River, was and urgent, the (Hiairninri and ^ecre fury of he RrlierCmnmitte? appointed at Fancnil Hall, belt vmg thiitone dollar promptly bestowed, would do n*re good than two dollurn ol a tardy charity, obaincd the sum of three thousand dollars of *ne ol tie hanks ot our city, and forwarded it te the Fall Hirer Committee on Saturday. In Mkin* this re4|)onaihility of anticipating the contributions, they relieve they have but acted in accordance with the benevolent wuheaof theirfellow citizens,

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