Newspaper of The New York Herald, January 3, 1844, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated January 3, 1844 Page 1
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r? "thi Vol., IX. No. 3.10 ?Whole No. 357H. further Particular* of the Murder at i Htaten Island. t Poet Richmond, New Veak's Night. 1 Agreeable to instructions, 1 started from New ( > York at lour o'clock on board the Cinderella, for i this place. An hour's steaming brought us to the wharf at New Brighton, and there 1 had well nigh ' passed the night. My want of knowledge of the , island, never having been here before, led ine to t suppose that I had arrived at my destination, so far ' as the steamboat was concerned, so 1 jumped , nshore and made for the hotel, where I learned to i my surprise that the steamboat was going to the ve* ' ry spot. I tried to procure n wagon, but not one J was to be had ; and while making enquiries, a cir- j cumstance occurred which 1 think worthy of note, as showing the state of feehng throughout the ' island. I called at a house on the hill immediately < above the landing, to enquire for the livery stables 1 to which I had been directed, hut which I could : uot for the lite of me find, us every house appeared 1 aline?timber and paint?Venetian blinds and porti- ' cos. After ringing the bell iwo or three times, a ' servant came to the hall window, and after recon- ' noitering, lie carefully undid the bolts, opening the 1 door sufficiently wide to admit a single person I J explained my visit, and while he was giving me a very indefinite sort of direction; I had time to oh- 1 nerve that the hall contained several stand of well J polished muskets, with bayonets and all complete, ' ready for immediate service. This was the only ! peep 1 had into a private dwelling house, and it an- 1 tisfied me that the late murder had startlsd the quiet Islanders into a state of almost siege, when the ' musket and the bayonet were needed to guard the j wife, the mother, and the child. 1 tried by every ! means to get a horse and wagon to go to Richmond, which was nine miles distant, and where the nri- ' soners are confined in the county jail, but most tor- ' tunately I did not succeed, for f should have had a most uncomfortable jaunt over a rough road, in a 1 cold night, without my overcoat, and without be- 1 ing able to gain as much information as 1 have in | the village of l'ort Richmond, finding it needless to waste any more time at New Brighton, I started | on foot for this place, at halt past five, and arrived here at a quarter to 6, the distance being three miles. 1 was just in time to sit down tos very substantial supper of good corned beef and fried oysters,while ' Mrs. Martin, a very good-natured.hostess, prepared t me a strong cup oi' tea. 1 was in excellent nppe* tite after my walk, and while discussing the good tilings spoken of, 1 found that the brother of the prisoned Waite, was at the table, lie spoke very sharply about the reports which had f been circulated by the newspapers relative to the participation of his brother in the murder, observing that lie could nnd would prove an alibi : but ' I l..?r will ,?>i uv.it I I,in, uiivtlim.r r.ir. cumstances arc too strong against him to hope even for bail. His brother is so satisfied of his innocence that he lias not employed any counsel. This is strange, as both the father and himself are reputed as wealthy. The brother is waiting to ascertain the result of the examination, which will take place at nine o'clock to-morrow. He applied for permission to visit Waite, hut was refused peremptorily, as the sheriff hud given positive orders not to allow any person to speak or converse with the prisoners.? Dreat praise is due to the District Attorney, Clarke, for the skill and experience which he has, ' unaided, brought to the development of this horrible murder, lie is a very young man, not over twenty-five years, yet in this matter he has displayed a knowledge of the human heart and of the world, which few older heads filling the same responsible office ran boast of._ Ilis suspicions of the guilt, or rather lis: connection of one of the Houseman family with the murder, was first aroused in this wise, i in the evening after the Coroner's Inquest had given their verdict, he hud some conversation with the unfortunate husband relative to offering the reward. It Was then agreed that the fiushaml should call on the District Attorney in the morning, to prepare an advertisement to be forwarded to this city by the early boat. The mornl ing came but instead of the husband, the hoy AI bert, son of Polly llodinc, called to say that the H husband was sick, and requesting the District At ''xriey to cotne to the house. He did so, and on K '.ay conversed with the lad Albert, who he ^ thought a frank, intelligent lad. At the house l) ?tie family appeared in griet but not of a nature so / deep, so natural, as a dispensation so awful would '.if produce, lie sat down, and in the presence of the family, the husband detailed the description of the W property and jewellery stolen, Polly Bodine sitting f- !>y the side of that husband, and carefully noting f each article as it was written down. That invisie blc power which gTves birth to thought and leads the mind to reason and arrive at conclusions, fixed and irresistible,told him that there was guilt in that 'aniilv, and he then resolved tliut another investigation should he held. However, suspicion might have been fixed on Polly Bodine by others. Up to that moment the District Attorney did not believe it, and he was joined in this opinion by Dr. Harrison, one of the most upright, intelligent, deep thinking men 011 the island, as also by many others. But that interview at the house of the Houseman decided the crista. He felt that he was beneath the same a. roof with the actor in the unhullowed tragedy, and x'tfic resolved to ferret it out come^hnt would, or A be the cost how great. He wentwb the city, put ' Athe advertisements in the papers, made his arranger #j?nents at the police office and returned to the ^(island. That very evening Polly Bodine left her jifather's house. It Was in thiswise. Just after ? dusk?she had been sitting with her sister and r some relatives beside the kitchen hearth, the subject of conversaiion being the blight of their c brother's house?when she arose and went into the ? yard, without bonnet or cloak. Not returning very soon, hersistercalled her, but receiving no answer, the hue and ety was raised The District Attorney hastened to the house, and found her pone. Her mother, in grief, n<?t over-done, exclaimed?"Oh! , I know she has drowned herself?she has destroyed herself? and all because of this suspicion having been cast upon Iter. It's no use to look for lie*. I'll never see her alive again;" and such other similar expressions. Vet, through the grief there was nonsuiting wanting, which spoke more than words, that that mother was not sincere, at least, lor her return. Fifty messengers were despatched by the District Attorney, and so confident was lie that Providence had pointed out the author of the crime, that he told the messengers if they succeeded in apprehending her they would obtain the reward. It was at this visit that he first became aware ol the existence of a paramour llut of the name or man he was ignorant. No tidings being obtained, throughout the night, of Polly Hodine, he started f.n the fust boat for the city, and pa* e the alarm. He returned in the eleven o'eloek boat; and here mark the same guide which so f.r led him to trace lhisdainnablc mystery. < hi boa.d that boat he found the lad Albert, together with a strange man. Albert was crying, and on the District Attorney approaching him, he introduced this man as Mr. Wane, the apothecary, with whom he wus employed. The lad was crying for his mother, who he neurd had made aw.iy with herself. So far tile boy was to he Vitied. The conduct and the replies of the man Vaite so impressed the District Attorney, that? conferring with Judge Little, who was returning v ith !uni to hold the investigation?he determined to detain linn as a witness. They landed, and here the District Attorney learned that Polly Hodine went to the city in fl\<- lirst boat, that morning, front the (.|unrantine station, a distance of about nine miles from her father's house, which she had left the preceding evening. Where she passed the night is yet to the public a mystery. White undAlber* rode to Houseman's in a carriage and immediately returned to proceed hack to the city.and while waiting 011 the wharf,the auhpisna ol the District Attorney was served upon him. He made t very sort of excuse to he permitted to visit the ,ty, promising that he would return the next day and be examined as to any thing which might be required, and so far did it go,that Dr. Harrison and others interfered for hitn, but while the boat was coining in, it was reported, that Polly Hodine had been found. Albert on this news refused to return .o the city, and the officer brought them both to the louse, where Judge Little and the District Attorney vera Here theyunaerwentan exaiuinatiouseparatcly mil each told the very same stoiy, word for wont, as to the movements of Polly Hodine in the city >n the Christmas day, and the day when the murer was discovered. While the examination was progressing, Justice Matsell nnd officer M'Grath rrtved in search ol the very man, but he was then i the custody of an officer of this county. The rst question Justice Matsell asked was, whether v'ailc had been searched or not. He was told not: 1 )*lie directed officer M'Grath to search him, and icn was found the letter, in which was detailed ord lor word the story ()f Polly Bodine's inovo mts in the eity as given by Waite and the lad Ibcrtl on their examination. They were accordgly d 'tinned in custody, and after the meeting re idy published, Matsell and 'he officer returned the city to find out the woman The arrest, its tgul.ir lnstorv, and the clue ftmi'ixhed to its noanplishmrnf l>y the ouhliention of tli? facts in the 'cr ild of Sunday arc nil matters of history?I need E NE NEW lot recapitulate them. 1 have gone thus far into he previous detail because it is of peculiar inteest. The Cod ol' the living and the dead ia the ivenger. From the moment when the deed was lone, he had set las murk upon the murderess, and n the sure and certain accomplishment of hia jusice and his laws he has delivered her over to >uniuhiiient. Confessions have been made, but by whom, or vhat the nature of them are I cannot aa yet aacerain. Hut of this the public may rest satis(icd,</iat he guilty are in the lutnrls of the lau<. To-morrow he prisoners undergo an examination at nine >'elock, at tliis house, and I feel it my duty to renain until further orders. The examination will, s is said be a private one, lest the ends of justice night be frustrated, as there are some accomplices it yet at large. I shall not fail, however, to press "or admittance. This has carried me so far that 1 fear it will be ;oo much to add anything more. However, I must ell you that the report published by Beach of the ransaction, is so grossly false and unlike the truth, hat in the words of one who spake as he felt?"it s d?d gag, and just shows how little dependence :an be placed upon such a paper when anything 1. " I If f li .1 rrl lir m.,? ll.ul he Herald has hud the best, most correct, and full iccount of the entire all'air. Indeed, the District Ittomey did not know the full particulate of the irrest until he saw it in the Herald, after his return rom the city to-day. I understand that the lather )f Polly Itodine offered to become the bail "or Waite in the sum of i$50.<X)0, but 4 was of . ouise refused. He is represented as very wealthy, hut very penurious, in fact miserably so. The minds of the inhabitants seem to have retained their calmness and natural travel, now that :hey feel secure that, the deed was not done by a lurking band of assassins,as it was at first supposed. The young folks had a hall to-night, about a half 11 mile from this. 1 looked in there for u moment or two. The dance was in full humour?the girls were as good natured, rosy-cheeked, fat and merry as country lasses usually are. The beaux were all sorts, sizes and descriptions?front the tall fair haired clerk to the low stockey built fisher hoy. All were duncing, drinking, fighting, kissing, romping, to the sound of Ned Kennedy's fiddle.?Hetgho, what a world, "From grave to gay." Tuesday, January 2d, 1844. At eight o'clock this morning, 1 proceeded lo the scene of the murder for the purpose of making a sketch of the house, and ascertaining in propria persona the fullest end most accurate details of the horrible trnnsnrtlnn The sun shone beautifully. even us a spring morn,?the air was bracing and bright, and rose in the distance,the blue hills of Jersey were clear and welldefined against the sky. The distance to the spot was about a mile and a quarter from the Inn. On my arrival there, 1 found quite a number of persons gathered together, examining and each detailiug the circumstances so far as he knew, heard or suspected. I at once proceeded to examine the rooms, and the following is the result of my inspection. The house is a very neat, comftrtable two story cottage, fronting about south-west. It was built by the owner, the husband of the murdered woman, about two years since, and about one year subsequent to the marriage, which has been so fearfully severed by the hand of one?a sister?who had always, through evil and bad report found a shelter and a home beneath the roof and a t the table of her brother. The husband and wife lived in this snug cottage, in the full enjoyment of all that a married life can afford?blessed with a beautiful, but, also, unfortunate babe, whose innocent prattle was the delight of the father when he returned from plying his industrious calling, as the owner of an oyster schooner, trading to Virginia and New York. Like most of the cottages on the island, it is distant about ten or twelve feet from the road. The white painted wooden (tailing, fronting on the road and sunounding the premises, wnsofguod workmanship and displayedjnuch taste. In front and in rei.r the windows were supplied with green painted shutters, except the second Btory looking toward the road, all of which were securely fastened at the moment the lire was discovered. A verandah, or more familiarly, a stoou, supported by six wooder pillars,ran in front of tile building, which elevater from the ground on brickwork to the height o: about two feet and h half. On the first floor there were but two rootlls?the one the parlor, liavinj two windows, the other the every day room 01 kitchen room, where the murder was committed it also having two small windows, divided by the door, which door wus the only one not fastenec either by lock or holt, but simply by the brass knot catch, which could be opened by any person. A hall divided the two rooms, the staircase fronting the hall door. The bedstead, a small four turned-poster one, was against the partition, the foot being oppo site the window next the hall door. The seconi story consisted of three rooms, two of which wcr< small closets immediately over the kitchen, am (rom which they were entered. The third roou wus the principal bed room, and over the parlor.? This was locked and uninjured, A stoop simila to the front one ran partially along the rear of th< building as far as the door leading Irotu the hall.? Both stoops were provided with neat green vene tian blinds to protect them from the rain, snow o wind. The yard was furnished with every requi site?a back kitchen, in keeping with the house?i well, covered in?a good carriage house or wool shea, itec., and a nice plot of ground for a kitchei garden. In a word, the cottage altogether was om of the most convenient, neat, comfortable dwel lings to be found in a country village. The kitchen, or rather the murder room, wai completely blackened, and large blisters were raisec on all the wood work of the doom, windows closets and fire-board. The floor, at the spot 01 which the bed had stood, was cut away for abou three feet, in order to gain* access to the cellar tin derneath?and the spot on which the bodies renter was charted, and in one place a small hole wa; burned through that portion of the floor 01 which the corpse of the woman actually rested not being disfigured by the blaze; and here it ii proper to state, that when the body was examined the hip and a portion of the side near the breast ind touching the floor, was not blackened?thin showing conclusively, that the body had not fuller tnrougti the burning bed, but had been placed then previous to the tiring of the premises. The parti (ion next the stair case was burned through, ant four of the upper steps were eaten half away?thi upright stanchions or posts of the real side of ih< room and at the head of the bed were also vrn much burned, and a small opening was made by th< tire into the bed-room immediately above the spot This latter room and the kitchen were the onlj ones materially injured. The fire was first discovered by Isaac Kruizer, i small farmer living in the neighborhood, who|raisci the alarm. The smoke \*as then issuing from tin windows in the rear. The door was burst in hi Abraham Muller and Daniel Cochran. Kruize was the first person to discover the body, lit was raking up the embers of the bed whet the ihar struck something underneath. Hi stooped down and pulled the woman out, saying " here is the corpse," and then rushed out of the house, nor did he return into it until the corps* was borne out. The hall door resisted for a loni time the blows of the axe,it was locked so strongly On a careful examination of the several locks ^Vrc.,the following result was arrived at i?That eve ry door was locked and the bolls shot-to except tin (font door, which was neither locked or bolted The window shutters were all tightly closed, and from this 1 became satisfied that the actors in tliii tragedy must have escaped from the house in the dead of the night of {Sunday, the 2fth, nnd that tin lire had been slowly burning from that time until it was perceived. So thoroughly had the heat penetrated through the house,that the resin in the door? and surface of the upper portion of the house, and in the garret floor, had oozed out, and, where il was possible, had (lowed or dropi?ed upon the floor. There was no trace of the flame there, so the heal must have been grudualand of long continuance to have caused such traces. The smoke hail penetrated and an even unclouded shade had been cast upon the walls arid white wood work, as though express iv coionrca. I lie appearance ot the upper part oi tin; house?the deep, regular smoke uyc on the walls, ceiling, itc. of the kitchen, were conclusive evidences ol the effect of u slow fire?nowhere cotildtyou perceive the trace ot a sudden hurst, orr deeper shade. The color throughout was uniform universal, and unequivocal. Again, when the entrance was effected, tin coals in the stove; were humeri e?ut, and the Move itself was as cold as though a tire had never heeii kindled in it. The house is on the right linnet side of the road, leading to the Granite Village, and is, in fact, h portion of (lie- village. Adjoining, and separated only by a fence mid a spiall patch of garden, is the house of her father, Houseman, a very comfortable olrl man, who has aerepiired a fortune by ihc sale of a farm, for !f(dM,00(l, to the- St at en Island Granite Company, and by a close, penurious application to business. The house is much Inrger, with extensive nut-buildings. I saw him walking W YC T YORK, WEDNESDAY I ill his stable yard?he appears feeble, and is a large, heavy-built, grey-haireg tnun. lie did not take the slightest notice of the persons examining the house ofhis son. Almost in front ol the cottage is another house and farther down, about two hundred yards, is a cluster of houses ; in one of which resides her sister, Mrs. O'Kourk, the widow, who has stated that she saw Mrs. Houseman sweeping on tile back stoop on the morning of Christinas day. Hut this the jury arc satisfied was an impossibility. I took a hasty sketch of the house, sufficiently clear for a woodcut for the i>n|)er. I then returned to the Inn, to be ready for the examination. The prisoners had been sent for, and had not nrrivcdon my return. Crowds of persons flocked to tile spot in waggons, carriages, on horseback, ana on tool, una by trie time uie iiriu waggon, with Waite und Albert Bodine, arrived, upwards of two or three hundred people were gathered there. The excitement, wnile it was not very violent, was yet of that fixed, unmistakeable character, tnat I could perceive how deeply each man felt, and how surely they were determined that the guilty should not escape the just vengeance of the law. 1 now ascertained that the examination was to be a private one, so 1 wrote a note, requesting admittance, but the District Attorney and Mr. Commissioner Phelps, respectfully but firmly declined to admit any one, no matter from what paper or from what i|uarter, unless the witnesses, officers and the committee of investigation. I further understood, but I do not vouch for its correctness, that an oulh of secresy had been Imposed Upon each person on entering the room, not to divulge the proceedings. I had now nothing to do but to listen to the disai>pointed crowd. The expression of dissatisfaction was general, at the closeted proceedings before the Commissioner* but there being no help for it, some started to inspect the house again?some to talk politics?and some to talk and tell, and listen to, the history of the murder for the ten thousandth time. Much anxiety was manifested to hear from the city?but the meagre extrua which reached us did not satisfy the excited curiosity, until a single number of the Extra Herald was obtained, and this was eagerly devoured. The crowd then became satisfied that nothing more could be heard from the city until the next day. .. 1 ,i.? ??,t .. matter of much surprise to see the st ring of carriages, Arc., lining the road in front of it': even women and children flocked to look upon the place where a woman and a child had been sacrificed to Mammon, hy the hand of a woman?a sister. Deep indeed is the feeling against the murderess. One woman.declared that "if the law would give her up to the women of the Island they would hang her without judge or jury." 1 do not believe that the case can be tried on Staten Island. The people have to a man expressed their opinions ns to the guilt of Polly Bodine, and not ttie angel Gabriel nitnself could now persuade them to the contrury. Lvery old musket on the island has been put into order, and firearms of every description have risen a hundred per cent since this fearful murder. A man who seemed to be a Constable, observed, that he never knew what it was to- take a pistol or any other weapon to protect himself while on duty or away from home, lie said he had even gone among thail fri*h and them DutHi, without being in the least soared, but now he felt as if he could not move without a pistol or something of the kind, and as for the old woman, she was nl'cared every time the door was opened after dark. "Kx uno, dirtce omnes." What strange fancies possess some of the human race. I, to-day, observed one full, fair-haired gen; tleniun possess himself of the bible, which nad been the property of the murdered woman, and which had lieen partially damaged by the fire. He seemed to consider it as quite a relic. Another possessed himself of a shoe which had been worn by the infant; a third, of a cotton pocket handkerchief: a fourth, of a piece of the calico frock of the mother, while a fifth essayed to carry off the unburn! end of one of the bedposts! It put [ me in mind of the crazy Canadians, after the evai cuation of Navy Island hy the Patriots, when a cannon shot brought $5?a piece of a bomb-shell . #3?a cannister shot $1, and so on! The woman Bodine, was not brought from the jail. It appears that she was apprehensive of a pre, mature delivery?'he doctors Were sent for, and i they having 'consulted, agreed thai her removal was I not possible, so it is likely that before nowi can f reach the city to-day, she will have given birth to an illicit offspring. She has pronounced I Waite as the father, and has also stated that he r was about to murry her in a short time. She is not , so firm and nerved as when she was first arrested. : and it is probable that in the pangs of travail, she 1 may disclose the history of this horrible affair. > Justice Merritt on New Year's day, instead of L paying his customary visits, devoted himself alto geiher to ferreting out this transaction. He visited I the several pawnbroker's shops, and at Levi's in Last Broadway, he found the gold chain. At Hart's I in Chatham street, he found the six table spoons, r and at Davis's, Chatham street, he further discoj vereil the sugar tongs and two iwmtf spoons. Toi day he caine down with the articles recovered, - and brought with him the clerks of these puwnbror kers, for the purpose of identifying Polly Bodine. ? When the spoons, icc. were shown to her, she wat - very much ugitated, hut recognized them as being - the pro|>erty of tier unhappy brother, Capt. Houser vian, and as constituting a portion of the silvei - ware of his family. The pawnbrokers were adit mitted to her, and without hesitation declared hei i to be the woman who had pledged them. The clerk of Ilart, even before ht entered, recognized her voice. All these articles were pledged in the name ol " E. Hcndereou, Bergen, N. J.; and here is another instance of the cunning of the wicked one.? The spoons, tec. were marked " G te E. II.," these being the initials of Captain Houseman and his murdered wife. But Providence has defeated the plans of the guilty woman, and where she most hoped for safety she has been overthrown. Thui is it ever with the cunning one. Eliza Bodine, her daughter, an interesting girl ol anout IB years of age, on her examination recog t nized the watch, spoons, Ate., as the properly of hei b uncle, CaptHin Houseman, f*hc also recognizee , the handwriting of her miserable mother in the let ' ter found on the person of Waite?in which slit b had concocted the story they and she told on theii i primary examinations. This letter was partly de. ? faced, out the District Attorney brought it to tin . city, and by the aid of a Mr. Campbell, an adept tr j such tilings, the. crimed portions have been deci : phered. This is highly important testimony, and ? altogether stamps upon the woman the damning t guilt. ? There are thousands of silly, ill-founded rumors, us to confessions, sayings, Arc., but I do not think y them entitled to notice in the Herald. Other papen may insert them to swell a report, but tin- public t know where to look lor the correct one. So far I j have avoided giving any thing but what I know 01 ? receive from credible authority. ^ r Shocking Mit.pers ami Total Depravity.? " We have received by yesterday's mails, the follow. * ing particulars of recent murders in different parti of this continent. : The first that comes under the head is a most ' dreadful affair, perpetrated near J'rovidence last f .Sunday. (from th<' Providence Journal, Jan. 1] ' It iv with the deepest pain we h?<e to rnrord the awful . death of Amn?o Hprtjttc, K?q., of I'ranston, senior partnn in the extensive ruintifarturing honre of A. and W ! M|W| wlN wm wlKUly hi4 ctwDjr Mrttted on hh I farm yesterday afternoon. Mr li lt his house Dlmut ihrn t o'clock to go to a portion of hi* farm lying In Johnston lor the purpose o( looking to th?- proper shelter >( lii* cut tic ; ami nt nhont live o'clock he wan foiin'l prostrated or | the earth deed, t'pon cxnminntlon, n linll was lound tc Inn ? entered th" front and passed out of the hack of hi? 1 head. A pistol v.:is found some distance from Ins body I and under such circumstances as to lead to the belief thai ' a hasty attempt was made to conceal it. It was reported that he had received another wound in the body,hut wher our informant loft, the Coroner's verdict hail not hern I rendered, and wo crnnot, therefore, state it as f? fact 1 This announcement cinnot fail to create grrat excitement | in our community. Though not an actual resident of oui , city, his immense business relations led him to lie regard is I as one of our own ritl/.ens. in all the requisites of an [ energetic, successful merchant, he had 110 superioi among ill; and however many may have differed from ' him in other respects, his character for unquestionable ' probity and honor as n merchant was never questioned. His age was about forty-live. This deplorable event will 1 undoubtedly cause the Hon. William Sprague, luathei ol the deer ased, to immediately resign his seat in the I 'njteil ' States Senate. [Krorn other Papers.1 A negro slave,called Aaron, was killed injl'ppei Marl Imro, Md., on Monday last, by another slave named Tom 1 Chew. James Munson, a seaman on board the brig Linden at 1 Mobile, was killed by a shipmate named Ilignrtt, on the t llltli ult, with whom he had a light, i The body of a respectably dressed man. apparently , almut thirty years old, was found in the street in New Orleans on the 33d ult., pierced with wounds, by some sharp instrument. Two of the thrusts had penetrated j through the lungs to the lienrt. It was supisisivl that he was killed by some runaway negroes, as his business was that of pursuing such property. His name was 1,. Thomas. I On the 31st, a fireman on hoard .the steumlont Wing )RK I MORNING, JANUARY 3, and Wing, lying at New Orleans, was killed by a band < employed on the (mat. ( Oil Saturday, the ititli ultimo, George Ketteiiiig, , and Samuel Dixon, both of New Alexandria, Peuusyhauia, got ki:iaged iu a quarrel in the Course ol which the , former received u wound in the head from a two pound weight, and one in the aide, from a four pound weight ' thrown at him by the latter, which in a few days caused ' his death. The latter has been lodged in jail to await his ' trial. < The Baltimore Suu says :?" Jacob D. Hare, euro- (

ner, was yesterday called on to huhl an inquest on the IkmIv of Jaines Gray, a negro.about 21 years of age, j who had died from the effects of u violent assault It u]>peared in evidence that the doccused was standing in front ' of his father's house, near the corner of Low and Korest streets, about five o'clock on Christmas evening, in com- ' pany with two other colored youthsof the same age,when ' three white boys, aliout IS or IS years of age, passed, and ' in a few minutes returned with bricks iu their hands ? The deceased having hia bock to them, did not observe their upproach, whilst his companions tied, and one btick struck him on tho head, fracturing his sculL . New Orleans. (Corres|>ondcnce of the Herald.) ^'k\v Orleans, 22d Dec., 1843. Revolution mAt'ic Orleans?Fall of the OldFactions ? Young America in Motion?Payers?Cotton. Dear Bennett? Our election for a representative in the Siate'Le- i gislature took place on Monday, 18th inat., and resulted in the choice of James P. Freret, the whig candidate, by the small majority of W> votes. This is rather a poor show for a city that boasted 1000 whig majority in the Harrison campaign. The member elect is u brother to our present Mayor, and is a worthy and respectable citizen, who meddles but little with politics?his unsuccessful competitor, Peter K. Wagner, familiarly known as " Creasy Pete," is an "Old Hunker" of the best sort, and cannot command the votes of his own party, or at least the respectable portion of it. He is now editor of the " Courier of Louisiana," published here ; and would he a pretty fair writer it his effusions Were not so much tinctured with oldhunkerism. Pete and his confreres are making sad lamentations over his defeat, and vociferate the hacknied charges of "l'rand," "bribery," " corruption."? They are determined to contest the election on the ground that some two hundred foreigners were not allowed to vote upon informal certificates of naturalization, granted by a Judge in an adjoining parish. M..r;n<r ft... ult..M>,.r I I... I,,,.,,I.,,.,, " .J.I hunkers" made an arrangement with Una Judge to naturalise nil the foreigners that they sent to him, he doing the job for about one-tenth of the amount of the usual fee. Having provided himself with the requisite forms, he would till in the names of the applicants as they presented themselves, without administering an oath, or ever asking a question relative to residence or any of the requisite qualifications tor citizenship. And because this man's certificates were rejected at the polls, the unprincipled, hypocritical and rotten old imrty hacks, turn up tne whites of their eyes, and lament, in piteous tones, the disregarded rights of "the dear people." Out upon such barefaced huinbuggery; the people can be no longer cajoled by it. 'Tis more than probable that this Judge, who has so disgraced his office, wilt lie kicked out of it by the legislature, and it is to be hoped that our legislature will evince sufficisnt pnlriotisin and self-resiiert to visit with prompt punishment such shameful conduct of official influence. The " Old Hunkers," who assume the management of party tactics on both sides, have by their lalsohood, corruption, hypocrisy, baseness, and utter moral degradation, so disgusted a great portion of the |>eoplo, that little interest is mamteslerl liv iiimiv Inmost anil industrious null vidiialM nt tlie success or defeat of either of their purties. A striking proof of this indifference wan manifested at the last election. For weeks prior to the election the papers teemed with appeals to their respective nartizans, denouncing, beseeching, entreating, and leaving no means untried to create an excitement,hut all in vain! The vote was unusually small: not two-thirds of the voters of the city exercised their right, for reasons as set forth above. The time is fast approaching when the unprincipled demagogues of both parties most sink into their native obscurity. A movement has occurred in your city tt*t will revolutionize the politics of this country. frhe two old factions are fast fulling to pieces from their own internal rottennesss, and will, beyond question, soon he swept from the political arena to make place for tin: pure nnd patriotic party, the nurleut of which has already formed in your city. 1 allude to the "American Republican Party, with which your journal has made us acquainted here. Aitrojw,i of your valuable paper. 'Tib the only medium through which we learn of ail the new 1 movements in politics, religion, (fashion, arid the passing events of the age. This great city can boast of hut one newspaper conducted u ith any degree of ability, and that pa1 ocr is the "Tropic," which displays talent, judgment and manliness in its management. The Bulletin is a mere advertising sheet, a circulating ) catalogue of sales, steamboat departures, and merchants' cards. The Bee is a dull, prosy organ of "Old Hunkcrism." The Picayune is much in r the style of a circus clown, being the vehicle of \ second hand jokes, and antediluvian puns. The ' Crescent City und Herald are blackguard affairs, | conducted by fellows who ate devoid alike of decency or brains. The latter is now under the churge of a lawyer who cannot make his salt at the bar, and has turned editorasa "dernier" resort, forgetting that it requires skill, tact, talent, and judgment to ensure success in that line. I The weather for some time past has been such , as to cause an almost entire suspension of out-door Imsines*.. The incessant rams for some weeks past ' have materially injured the cotton crop, which you ! know WRsgreatly shortened by previous disaster ? The crop is variously estimated here at 1,900,000 ' to 1,700,000 bales, and will probably range between those numbers, but no rational person believes I it will exceed the highest of these figures.? The receipts at this port are about 60.000 bales | less than at the corresponding period last year, and those most conversant with the subject 1 estimate the receipts into this port tor the vearup | to the 1st September next at lesstliHn 700,001) hales. This may appear a low estimate, but it will not ' materially vary from thp result, for this has certnin[ ly been aseason of unparalleled disaster to the cotton crop. The factors here are holding on, and will ' not submit to low prices in the face of a shoit crop. They are mostly easy, particularly the medium ! houses, whose business is compact, and who can | hold their cotton until prices come up to their views. The market is now firm, with a tendency upwards, I and must continue to improve. Nothing can prevent a decided advance in the price of cotton, and r the most favorable time lor purchasing is the ptcsent, for toward spring a very material enhancement in prices must occur. I otton, of "middling" quality, we nuoteat 9 cents, middling lair 0 1-2 eta. lair 10 cents. America* Hkitei-ican. Plilladephl*. (f'orrriqionflenco ol thu Herald ) riiu.AnET.rma, l>c. 30, 1X13. 1 MR. BK.WKTT:? Sir:? l The excitement during the holidays has been, and i? unprecedented for Qiiakerdelphin. 'Metric Christmas" has bluffed off the wry face ol hard times?for itn season at leant. The beams of beauty and hilarious dispositienn reign dominant; and, may it so continue 'till the year 'If asuends the throne of time, disseminating Ins smiles till' 15. It is to he hoped that lie will not play with our affections, and so deceive lis, as Nero, the deformed of nil lit]tnan sensibility, did the poor simple Romans. The declination of Mr. Buchanan from the list of Presidential candidates, has imparted fresh energies to the friends of old Tecuinsch in our State. The old "Hero of the Thames" will run almost to a freshet through the Pennsylvania valleys, il the head springs continue thus to rise. The verdure and ever green foliage of little Van,will hardly veil his brilliant meandering through the key stone meadows and arch. Tncrc are Tecuniseh clnhs 1 forming all over the State ; and ere the day for the Baltimore Convention shall have arrived, the 1 "Hero of the Thames" will float from nearly every newspaper turret outside ol our Clayey city. The sun lias dried our muddy streets, aiid the cold weather has again made pleasant promenading. The rainy spell and foggy atmosphere has made our wonted cleanly city shockingly disagreeable for the last fortnight. The strings of the theatrical harp seems to jangle out of tune here ; the Walnut opens to-night with the Chestnut theatre corps. The latter theatrs (which is only patronised by the benti mondr) is thrown Horn dr comhitl. Nothing realized by Mucready.hnt indifferent houses. Marshall has repudiated the equestrians, lie should never have transplanted his walnut shrubs and flowers to the Chestnut beds, which are better adapted to exotic plants.?The Arch street theatre ?..II I.I.I .! J?!? IERA 1844. Joes not seem to shed much gas upon the irnmu ; at least it seems as quiet as the strcst u which it is located. Weinyss and Oxley seem to'go ahead pretty fairyon the variety system, at leust during the lioltiays?the Kllnler brothers made quite a Int. This icuae has paid, it is said, all the back salaries otl'. Jue of the unfortunate wights belonging to this orps was lost in the "King of the Mist," in one jf the foggy scenes, and has just been found. Amalgamation in amusements seems to be coning the order of the day. We had a Concert last light at the Museum, wherein Frank Johnson, the Watsons, lvosina Shaw, uiid others took |>art. 1 "ancv, we shall have it extended to the drama soon ?a bona fide Othello, with a fuir Desdemotia?Noirelty is all the go. "O! Day uad Night, but tliii it wondrous strange." fl,,a ii, minin innri' Iniieraohieal sketches ot American Republican orators?it takes. HCDIBRAS. Petersburg, V*. (Correspondence of the Herald.) I'KTJiitsBUKo, Dec.*2thh, 1843. Dkar Sin:? Believing that any tiling relating to the movements of the celebrated Ole Bull will be received by you with much pleasure, I am induced to acquaint you of his success, in the "Metropolis" and "Cockade" of Virginia, ^n Richmond the "Metropolis" his appointment happened on the same night as did the soiree of Artot and Dainoreau; vet, notwithstanding the deserved populuritv witli which these are ever surrounded, (Me Hull outstripped them both?his audience was twice as large, and the applause with which he was greeted three times as hearty ; and so well was heliki d,eo intense was the enthusiasm which pervaded the citizens of Richmond, that it was with difficulty he was able to perform in Petersburg at all ; and T believe he would never have come to the cockade at all, unless lie had promised them certainly to be among them again the next night. The locofocos of the Virginia Legislature,at their last session, imposed a disgraceful tax of sixty dollars on musical entertainments ; and jiersons who came to this Slate to give entertainments of the kind, got over the "onerous, inexpedient, and disgraceful" tax, by giving out that it was not a concert hut a musical lecture. It was proposed to Olc Bull to do this, hut he indignantly relused, preferring to pay the "hole tax, though he said it was " mighty iurtny." In Peters Dlirg ?? well ilH 111 I? 11 lllliuiiu, Hi. nao vuuiuoia^ucallv received vvitli thunders ol'applause and a greHt deal of money. Vive la Pagtnini -Fire la Die Bull. A. Tim Legitimate Drama at last.?We linil the following in the Bulialo "Commercial Advertiser," ' which will, no doubt, he very gratifying intelligence to the l'ark Theatre, und the patrons of the legitimate drama. Antelope will heat Mucrendy and Forrest all to pieces?who^knowa 1 The Indians at the Theatre.?A delegation of Vox Indians, including two I'ottawattimies, on their way to Washington, under the guidance of Mr. C. It. Hopkins, from South Bend, Indiana, arrived in this city (Buffalo) yesterday. Forthe purpose of defraying the expenses of the journey which are not, as usual, paid by the government, the Indians give exhibitions of their dancing and singing. It whs hardly to be expected that here in the vicinity of three different tribes, with whom our citi/.ens are familiar, that much curiosity would lie felt; yet the theatre was crowded to the galleries. On raising the curtain, a front scene with a thick wood back ground, was presented. In the open front stood two deer skin wigwams made with pules, withed at the top, and their lower ends placed on a circle ot some six feet diameter, the whole representing a regular Indian encampment fur the night, before the curtain began to rise, n low, wild and thrilling chaunt was heard, and as the curtain receded, the sound which ut first seemed wafted from alHt'.heratne louder,the tupping of their drum more distinct, till, lining gradually to a lull and strong'rhorus, terminated in that wild und savage yell, which even there in the utmost security made the " hair stand on end." Then all was silent again-and again commenced the low wild cliuunt described, which foH'i i-ga'u and terminated in the minglctl yells of what seemed an IiUndr'id savages, hut really from only eight or nine. Their dunces Were, first, each Indian came forth in turn from the wigwams, and in pantomime and dance gave a brief history ol his exploits, commencing with the youngest?during which all the others sniiir and heat tune to the drum with their war hoiicsMacen gentleman, wnn never wouki ne *us|>crte< of being a genius. Hi; ought to wear hi* lioir ttiri long, let lim Ward ((row, If hn has one, orlmy a act It not and look wild and outlandish. That Ik the way to lie i genius whereas, OI? Bill only looka like a gentleman h oinmon sense 'Tin surprising?extraordinaiy remarkn bie. The mimi.'evening, (SalttrHay,) Olc Hull and liii iirmy o| miiairiano, (taya the Star, went over if Petersburg in the earn?there to reap new conqueati ot futile and money. I'. M. Circuit Court. before Judge Helta. Jin.'J. Trial of Matthew* Poitimnrd \ new panel 0 juror a were summoned to attend tlna morning for the pur iMiae ot trying Heoige Matthew a. for the piracy and rot bery of the aehooner Harah I.at inln.| The pi isoncr liar nig been placed nt the bar, the Court directed Hie h rk ti proceed and cull the juror*. Sixteen were chajlenge<j peremptorily, and four for misnomer, when the panel be came exhausted. Mr, Nash, the prisoner's counsel, then challenged the four jurors, whose right to ?it he ijuea tinned for misnomer |ieremptorily, thus nuking the sum monlng of a fresh panel imperative ii|iou the District \t tonicv Th?! learned counsel nest moved to put ofl' thi trial ol the prisoner until the nrst term ol the t ouit, am the District Attorney reluctantly consented, because o the Inconvenience which must consei|Ucntlyattend tlie wit nesaes for the prosecution. The prisoner was then taker back to the tombs. Judge Itetts informed the bar that 01 Thursday lie should take the bankruptcy business am dia|iose of some admiralty case*. Ilia Honor then ad jouincd. clubs they then ground before the wigwams, ami *aiig till the spirit seemed to move, when they arose, and went through the war dance, with nil those gestures and contortions of laxly which ran only be remembered, not described. Next the medicine dance -practised fur propitiating the (treat Spirit tow apis sick persons. There is but little diversity in these dances to thoju who do not understand the pantomime w hich accompanies them, lint every gesture and movement hare their meaning to the Indian. In the course of the evening several speeches were mode and interpreted, in w hich the objects of their mission were set forth; the Kox war-chief Antelope represented himsell to tie commander of 4"tKI warriors - that there are two orders of chiets the w ar chiefs and the council chiefs?an elective and hereditary chieftainship? that the war chiefs attend to mutters of war ?and the council chiefs manage the |iolitica], financial und domestic math rs ol their respective tribes, and those of the nation arc settled in a grand council ol all the chiefs of the na*ion. This Antelope was elected a chief by the rule,after having jierfunned the prescribed fusts, (which in some cases are eight days) and token ten Sioux scalps?and had by his prowess become head war clue! of the Foxes. lie closed ins speech with the declaration thnt a system ol urgani/.ation was in progress, by which about twenty different tribes would in a lew years be united, when they intended to exterminate the Sioux nation. While Antclojie was speaking the thunder of the theatre was nut in motion, whose two orthree clans died aw ay 10 that low distant rumbling which tells of thu storm approaching or past, and produced as much signs of surprise as the real Indian evu allows himself to manifest, but the old chief said subsequently, "White inan great manmakes fire, waggon and thunder.'' Tits Musical Mania in Richmond?The Rivai. Concerts?Olk BULL Triumphant.?Ole Bull car ries all before him in Richmond, overthrowing all rivalry by the electricity of ittagenius, lleur whui the Richniond Rtar of Saturday says:? Th?: Coxcexts.- Thursday (? *? o great day in Itlch mend. Three such geniuses as Ole Bull. ( ,'C?t llnmoreau and Mons. Allot, are not to lie met with in a hunch more than once in a century. The fashionable' were in a liigh I re\cr, and many gentlemen settled their downs ny tossing up a hull <lollur? herds, Ole Hull tails, Cinti Itamoreau unil sometimes licadx got it, and "t others tails were triumphant. When the important hour arrl.-l'd, both places were found to lie filled with large uudienccsof our moat faaliionahle circles -there being probably a larger number out, in the aggregate, than any entertainment ever called together belore By way of getting two bites, one at each of these cherries, we hurried work, and got in in time to hear the Madame and Monsieur once each, and then mounted "shanks' mare" for the theatre, and heard Bull's last two pieces. Cinti liamoreatl Is no chicken ol the Dutch pattern, nor so beautiful as Houns are represented by the poets, but with a plump person, and melodious voice, which she manages as easily, almost, us Tay lor does his (lute She is a Vt ry sw cet. finished singer, but to our indifferent taste, her voire lukl b"dy. ptiwet and billiuncy. A riot playsheantifully, with great tinish, taste and execution, and seemed to us better with his instrument than the lady was with her voice. He played superbly, and deserves all the fame be bus attained. But I >l? Hull, the genius, the artist, tlib poet?be, after all, is as fur above the usual grade of first rate pi i former-s, as a fiddle is aliove a jew-sharp There n no mistake about the matter. Ordinary men play like machines, and their works turneil out with machine like precision?but Ole Bull has soul, genius, pootfjr, a wrapt intensity of devotion, that gives not only a new- and novel charm lo his net formatter, hut delight's the listener Irom sympathy. The difference between his playing and that of Nagel, Wallace, Artot, kc. is, that they perform beautifully, ex <|iusitely; hut still with the air of pupils performing their lessons, while Ole Hull plays like the master, of whom the labile is the obedient and complacent servant Ib-givri forth mi h sounds as no instrument ever gave out before in this region, for he made it weep,mourn,sob,laugh,and scold 10 a manner so is-rfert that every listener felt tie xenti inent of the air, while listening to the sounds. The dam sell, especially, were greatly tickled at the scolding touch lor every one thought instantly of a domestb scene We therefore give Ole Hull the palm without i moment's hesitation. He is a good-look ing, tall, plain LD. i' Price Two (Kill. Circuit Court. Before Judge Kent. Jix.J?Jil.ady turd fur Hrrat h offromitt ofttarriag*?Willis Cuttrr n. J<fl S Oatmnn, M J)., and tc-i/V.?Thia unique trial for breach of promise of marriage excited almost u much |iulilic curioHtty as the rase of Van Cott vs. Sharp, for cum con. The render* of the Herald will remember that the affair made tome noise at the time of the marriage of L)r. O., to the fair widow t oles. it having been then w hisjiered about that thu bridegroom and bride had both subjected themselves to the langs ol the law on account of their prior promise* of marriage to other parties. The holy is a handsome woman ol thirty, with very fine eyee. She apjieured in t ourt accompanied by thu Doctor, dressed very eiegantly ill a diess ol nioiisseliue lie lainr, white satiu hut w ith drooping feather, looped up with a diamond button of the most recherche kind. Her liege lord, the Doctor, is a tall, important,showy person, and quite a contrast to his rival, u tin is of very v ulgar exterior, and was withal verv ill dressed. The damages are laidat (10.000. It uiieurcd in testimouy that the lady was the daughter of the late John Py e, who died three month* before her marriage to Dr. Oatmau, leaving to the lady and her two biothera au eatatu of upwards of fcl&O.OoO. lo bar youthful day* she wa* married to the late Mr. Colei.a dry good* merchant, who failed in business and left her and nor two children to w ait for the old shoe* of their grandpapa. In the spring of 1H41 Mr*. ( ule* tended in one of her father'* home*, at No 14ti Third Avenue, ahe occupying two room* and a kitchen,and a Mr. and Mrs ( aiiuitt the other jioition of the premises. In th* spring of that year, according to the testimony of her lodgers, she became quite intimate with the plaintiff', who visited her every uignt and beati'd her alaiut to Church and other places, until the neighbors looked upon it as a settled match. Mrs. CanniH staled that he came every night and always went into Mrs. Cole's ow n room, unless the widow happened to be sewing along with her neighbor, in which case he would step inio .Mrs. CanuitTs appartment and stay there until the widow led, when they retired together to her room?that the widow hau often been heard to talk of how she should arrange matters after her marriage with Mr. Cutter, and on one occasion, when the widow intended to lie absent from home for some w eeks, she asked Mra C. if she would |>ermit her to come there to receive the visit* of Mr. Cutter. Mrs. C^was nothing loth to this arrangement and the widow did come there to see the cartman,and what w as stronger testimony, she used to send word,when , she was ready to receive him, by a little Mercury in petticoats Mrs. Cunniff' being asked how the widow and the cartman deported themselves to each other on other occasions, replied?"why, just likeother people do, under such circumstances." He would put his brawny arms round the fair widow, hihI kiss her, and she would say "have done, do ! uint you 'shamed to act so before folks!" Whereupon, the cartman would reply, w ith a smirk? "why, Harriet, dear, you know y ou arc mine To this the w illow replied only with a smile. On another occasion the widow tuld her neighbor that she might expect to be invited shortly to a wedding. At unolher time, when ho wan ill, the widow said?"she did not go to see him because the old luily, who lived in Cutter's house, did nut like her, but that il hr wished to see her sAe would certainly go." These ond other circumstances detailed to the jury were relied upon is strong inferences that the w idow intended to cooler her hand and heart on the jolly cartmnn. Michael O'Connor, oneof the executors of tho will of Mr. Pye, deposed to the property which devolved on the widow, by the death of her lather, and stated that he spoke to her about the reports which were current, respecting herself and the plaintiff' in this suit?told her they would injure her character. She said the plaintiff' was n good for nothing fellow, and that the rejiorts were all false ; but Mr. O'Connor told her that he had heard them from so many persons that lie tiioughtjshe had brttrr ut CuUtr and campromut t'ie inatlrr with mm. i ills was uuer iuc uhiii ol her lather, hut before sha u na married to the Doctor, which event took |>lace ntiout three week* alter the funarnl, the ronrtship having commeiiced on the tame day aa the late Mr. Pye was consigned to the grave. For the deleure it was set up that the plaintiff was a low bred, vulgar fellow, with hut lew pretenaiona to the character of a gentleman, and none whatever to aspire to the hand mid lortnue of such a rich prize in the lottery matrimonial as the fair and rich widow Coles. That the suit was commenced on speculation, to get money out of the family of Mia. Oatmnn, and that the plaintiff had not the smallest claim to pecuniary relief, inasmuch as that he himself hnd got a wife instead of wearing the willow for the loss of the widow. That plaintiff would never have had the least ncipiuintnncc with the widow Coles hut for n sort of artful dodge which he resorted to, by calling without any introduction to enquire about renting a bouse of her father's. Tbut be turned this introduction to some account in culling <i|>on the widow, but that she never gave him the least encouragement, and that the alleged promise of marriage existed no where hut in his imagination, and would never have been brought into n court of justice but for the case with which a conspiiacy of this sort could be concocted, and tfie difficulty of proving u negative. That the plain- d tiff''a habits were not at all congenial to the refined taste j 1 of the widow Cotes, inasmuch as that he frequented a low porter house culled " The t'ocuhontai," where they swore suntlry coarse oaths and played at horrid garnet of cards, for money and drinks. '1 hat he w as addicted to gambling and drinking, kept had rompany, was a tyrant to his first wife, und not at all to he compared in point of personal appearance to the fortunate rival, Dr. Oatman. A number ol witnesses were introduced who swore to certain matters which Went to sustain all these allegations. The t ase lor the defence was in progress when tke C'OUft adjourned. Before Recorder Tallmadge unci Aldermen Yaudervoort and I'urdy. J*mi? II, Whitinu, Ksq , DUtilct Attorney. Jam. 'J?The Court commenre<l its January term this day, nnd the Clerk presented the following cases to bo disposed of :? 7'Ac Calendar.?Robbery in the lirst degree, 9; burglary, II; forgery, 9; grand larceny, 10; petit larceny, 9; lulse pretence, I.?Total 98. These were new rases. Old Casrs.?There were, however, twenty-five other rases that it u as necessary to act upon, one of which waa u person piesiotisly convicted, twe.nty-oue previously indicted. one a witness in confinement, and two cases ol abandonment of wife and family; making in all, old and new cases, fifty-three. The Of ami in^veti.?The names of the grand jurors were then called, nnd the following twenty-two persons appeared ami were sworn, vix : William F. llavemayor, foreman; William Anderson, Brittoii Brown, William Brow ning, Johu C. Bay Irs, Silas Brown, Joseph Cham* lierlain, James Donaldson. Aaron Dexter, David Feeks, Joseph Jamison, t handler L. Ingrrsoll, Solomon M. Litingston, Kleaxer S. Lara/as, Janu-s Murphy, Charles W. May, Lewis K. Osborn, < barlea I!. Piatt, Peter P. Ramsay, Kdward J. Swords, William Bens, and Lorn Nash. The Cktfrft ?The Record#! then doHvarod a brisf charge to the Grand Jury, and amongst other remarks, particularly railed their attention to the crime of receiving stolen good* junk shops were accumulating in our city, and were, in most instances places lor the reception of stolen property, and ought to tie looked to with great r.nr. The calendar being small was a matter that waa extremely gi uteliil to expatiate upon as regarded the duties for w hich they were called upon to perlorm, and was in every respect cousolitoiy, 1 he Grand Inquest then retired and commenced their duties. Cairo/ Manilauchtrr. The case of I ieorge Conkright, indicted for manslaughter, in killing James Goodwin in October lust, on application of ' ounst-l.was postponed till Friday next, ns a material witness was absent. Trial far tirnnd Larceny.?William Hmitll, a toy. was thru put on his trial lor grand,|larr.env, in steeling in Documber last thirty yards ol merino cloth worth as many dollars, from the store of Messra. Mahbett tk Co. No. 910 Greenwich street. There was no evidence of the lad's intention to steal the goods, and the jury without leaving their arats, found him not guilty. Another Grand larceny Jane McDonald, a female of rather prepossessing appenianre was next tried for a grand larceny, in stealing about f.70 from Joseph Francesas, mate of the'barque Mnrcellu on the night of the lltb lilt., in a house in Courtlaud street, a la Hauit system, that of getting the man in bed, and then ridding his pantaloons pockets of their contents. The trap door, fcc., were described, and the manner in which the money must buy# been extracted ftom his Irowieri, the more appropriate ierm for a sailors garment. The jury found the priionor guilty, and the court sentenced her to the state prison for % years and t> mouths. . htnull and /lattery, uith intent to hill.? Joseph Boves, indicted for an attempt to kill Matthew Curry, on the 6th of last montli, did not anncar when lie w?? railed to trial; lil? hail w in therefore forfeited, which rnnaiated of Joaeph \ l.i don and Kranci* Salmon, earn in the mm of to produce him whan ho wrna rentiirnd to take hia trial. The Court thanadjourned till to-morrow at 11 o'clock. A. M. Hyrr and Terminer. i Before Judge Kent, Mdermen Weodhtill and Kmmana i J?n 1 Triil nfI'riri IKiW/.ifai l'n?tpnnn! Theraaeof the People v? I'eter Williams, indicted fortho njurtlii ol Darnel Stanley, wai postponed until Thuraday, and the ! Court ndtnurned. 1 Canrt Calendar. i St ri.nion < <n kt -Noe. I, <1, 4, A, 0, 7, V, P, 10,11,17,18, 1 14. IA, Id, 17, I", I". 70 I oaisniv Pi,. ??. .1.1, .11, 10, 10, 8/ift* 72, 10, 37, *2. i From rtiK Inpiam C'otsntY.?The following is iii exiraet of a letter received in lliif city yentcrday, say* a New Orlenna paper, dated " Boggy Depot, Arkan ? aaa, Nov 'Jo, I Mil:- tomorrow I luave for the (trend Prairie Council, in rompnny with Col. Harney, U. 8. A., ' ainl iim l' M. Butler, < herokee Agent, who aro Com s misMOiier* on the part of the I'nited Statea. The earort will conaiat of 80 men and two piece* of artillery. The i ounril will he heldon Hed Hlver, ion milea wiwt of Kort (bnu'hita, hi d 121 mile* weat from ttiis place- ita object i* to a.aist the Texlan* in making peace with the ( oman rhea, Kiowiiva, and other wild tritiea, who aa yet hava I been inimical to their overturea. A great number of Co niancliea are expected, and we hope in pertnade them to bring their buffalo akin* to iia inatend of taking them to | the Wiaaouri line. Wc shall return in about two weak*." i A rorieapondent of the Van Ruren Intelligencer, writing I from Kayrttrv ille, Milder dale of Nosemlier 26th, aaya " The two Hlarra and Iteeae, who are charged with havi Ing murdered the Wright family, are here in the county jail. Tlu-y will lie roilvirted ujioii I lie teatimony of fifty |ieraon?, who have heard them firrjuenlly bomat of having done the deed. It ia aaid that the grand jury of thia coun ly hav e found true Mil* ngainat the murderer* of Ridge , I and also agninat John linai, aa an acreaaorv. Thla ia f going to lie the rauae of y,reat exeltement on tneline. It will be remembered that Major Hidge w aa the aged chief l who fell a victim to a dreadful conspiracy, on the '22d l June, IH11, the aame morning on'w hich hia arrompliahed I aon, John Hidge, and Kilns Romliiiot, were alain. The ! party aent to kill Major Itidge paaaed into the State of Arkanta*, and hence the Indictment."