Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 6, 1844, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 6, 1844 Page 2
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There is no lawful sovereign, for the child now called to govern is but an adopted son ; and the oppressions ol that government have been such, that the whole population wish to become British subjects, in order to be saved from the continual pillage of the relentless and unpaid soldiery. One great point of interest in the north of India, was the great enthusiasm raised lor the liberation of Colonel Stoddart from Bokhara. A considera ble subscription was raised for the purpose ol de. fraying the expense of sending a person thither tc examine into the truth of his confinement and 01 his safety, it is thought that nothing further wil be done in India until the result of 1 >r. Wolffs mis. sion is known. The accounts from Sinde arc melancholy, Iron: iranntinarv cinlitiMM nrovulpnl HtnonXSt the troops. Out of an army of about 13,000 men about one third was in the nonpital. The cause o( the sickness is said to be the uiihealthiness of the chnute alter the subsiding of the Indus, when the exhalations produced by a glowing sun over au extensive muddy surface are exceedingly dangerous. FortjtiaUly, the mortality was comparatively but little, as nest of them easily recover, ultbough much debilitated from tne lever and boils. Traviit Duties in India.?A government notifies tiou of 2d iiist., announced the reduction of the transit J.ilies through the Bhnugulpor* leiTitoriea hy u'i arrangement with the Kujah. This, though not in itself of much importance, is a proot that the British Indian government is turning its attention to the removal of the obstacles by which the commerce of this country is impeded. We are just beginning to reap the benefit of the abolition of the tram-it duties in the Bengal provinces, as pur Custom House returns prove ; but there is still much to be done belore the immense productive powers of I'l lia can lie thoroughly called, forth The destruction of ships by (ire at Bombay and elsewhere has ag "it b :cn tlie subject ot inquiry, and no doubl exists tu.it in the greater number of instances the fires have been the work of incendiaries. The in ist recent ca<e, thil of the Thorn ts Grenville, u very valuable shin, appears clearly to have been wilful.?Calcutta ?nglidiman. ttlarketo. Lovnon Movsv M.mm-. r, Jan 8?The English fundi have eu.itiiine.l 10 improve ; and the quotation! o! to-day, though not t ie highest ot tliu week, are J per cent abort our la t. x decline n! J per cent uccurre-i yesterday, iu cometinonce o' some ex'ousive sale* ; hut the price lecovered almost iir.mc 'dainty, ujion a purchase hy the govern mailt b.oker on account ot the Suing* Banks. The books of the various stocks, tho dividends upon which become due to-day, will lie open tor privnte transfer to-morroiv, and the bank hm given notice that the clock otlicos will be kept open till the initial hour, instead of closing, according to custom, at one o'clock on Saturday. The Stock Exchange will also tie kept open till lour o'clock, instead of closing at two. Tho dividends will be paid to the publie on the 9th inst The advance in the English funds has been, during the last few weeks, very extraordinary ; un l there seems every reason to expect that, in the absence of any political commotion in Kuro.m, and while the rate of discount con 1 * * -V 1 , tk. m.lilfa, .u.,?.L linuei HI low HI HI (lltreilL, luc ? nine in (--"..n tiei will rather increase than diminish. '1'he rate of discount upon first rate til's may be quoted from 1 j to *J per cent; ail, hi the course of next week, upon the issue of the (linden N, money will be more abundant, and the present rate, low as it is, must expeiience u further decrease. If, therefore, the rate of mterest is to continue fur any leugtli ot tune between 1) and 2 per cent, it is quite clear that Its, or even IJO and upwards must be considered a comparatively low price for stock bearing interest at the rate ot 3 per cent. Bunk Stock has ri en more than 1 per cent, in conseSueuce ot the Urgs putchase made last week ; and is toay JS6 and iSflf. in the foreign market some very extensive business has occurred in Spin.>h stock, which rose materially at the commencement of the week, but experienced a sudden decline of I per cent upon the receipt of intelligence of the suspension of the sittings of the Cortes, and has since fallen still lower. Alter much fluctuation '.he result of the week's holiness has been to establish a closing quotation, botu of tne Three per Ceuts and Kive per Cents Active. within a j per cent of our last prices. An improvement has occurred in Mexican Bonus, without having its origin in any other than business of the ordinary character. The other European dividend paying stocks are all St a i advance, in consequence of the improvement of the English funds We cannot notice any transactions of importance in them. Portuguese Bonds are without material variation. Jat*. 9?Twki.vv. O'Clock.?Although this is the first private transfer day, tho transactions have been quite unimportant. Consols for money have been U6J, and art Bow U7|. The price for account is the same. In the foreign market an impulse has been given to Spanish stock, both varieties of which were at one time j per cent above the closing quotation of yesterday; tin price has, however, since receded f per cent; Mexican bonds are in request, and quoted at 33; the other foreign stocks are without variutiun. Two O'clock ?This is the first private transfer day at the Bank of England, an 1, as the stock has been rather pressed on the m irkot, there is a slight decline in prices We could not call the marker flat, but merely fluctuating from aa increase of business. The Stock Exchange will rumiiu ujjrii uuiti lum u ciuuk iumjujt, uwi*15 >u mo cum tinuance of transfers at the Dank till the usual hour. Nc purchase ha* yet beer mads for the Savings' Ranks. Con sol* have lieen 96} to97} both for Money and time. Kx chequ?r Bills have obtained 67s to 60s. prem.; and East India Bon W 79s. to His. prem.; Dank Stock has risen to ISr to 187; and India Stock to 57J and 573; Reduced Three pei Cent Annuties havo heen971 to o< j; the Threc-nnd a-liali per Cent* 1051 to 105}; and the New, ex-dividend, 1011 tc 101}. The Foreign Market is quiet, but there is littledoing in Spanish Bands,at rather improved prices, the Five* being 35} to 55j. aud the New l'tirc?#3nj to 30J; Mexican, lot account, have touched 35} to 33 ami the Deferred inn been steady at 9'; Dutch Two-and-Half per Cents are 01 j to 01}. and the l> ive per < I enti, 100^.* In the Gazette of last nigbt we have the return of tin quarterly weekly average of the liabilities and assets o the Daua ol Kng.an.l forturee months, fiotn the 7th day o Octolmrto the 30th December, bo'h Inclusive Compare wi'h the return for the three mouths from the flth o September to the 3d December, the circulation i XI9.098.000 against X19 151,000. being a deciease o XilOuO; the deposits are XI 1,761,000 against XI0.944 000 being an increase of X.807.000, and making the total ofthi liabilities AMM.Ntj the securities are Xt 1,06700C against X59)6.0n0. being an increase of XMI.UoO; th< bullion i? XI5 8.l i.000 against X15.575,000, taring an in crease of ?460,000, aud making the total of the assets X33.955.0ili); the surplus, or rest, I* X3,073,000, against X3.I30 090, being a diminution during the month ol X63.000. The very small decrease in the circulation of the bank, at the period of the financial quarter embraced in the return, is chiefly to be accounted for by a considerable increase of paper to replace the gold thrown in upon the bunk by the lat?- proclamation. The increase in the deposits very clearly shows that there ha* been no additional issue require I for trading purposes, and. besides, the current value of money in the open market precludes the bink from the competition for its employment whilst they adhere to their rule of not discounting underthe rate of 3 per rent per annum The ditference is entirely of a domestic nstR, the paper having,merely for the time being, replaced the gold withdrawn,without leaving any ground to believe that the aggregate circulation has been increased. Un ler the Ilea I of bullion, there is nothing to re mark, the above observations fully accounting for the m >re recent p ?rt of the increase. The reduction of the urplu* on the face of the account goes for little, as we have the rccorde I testimouy of some of the most intelligent d rectors that no reliance iito lie placed on here returns for the ar'ual state ot the rest, or the means of the bank to pav the div Mends from current income. The return of the Quarter's Revenue lias given general satisfaction this morning, and the feeble attempts at carping by the opposition p"p -r* is considered to mark till value of the improvement by fault Sliding being reduce.! to the minimum. It was not to be supposed that the re turn woull make much impression ii|?>ii the price of pub lie securities in the present plethoric state of the monej market, and alter the announcement ill the Stan lard yes ter liy Generally apuakiug. also, all such matters arc an ticipited on the A'ock Exchange Livr.srooi. Corrals Markkt, Jan. 6, P. M.?During th? early pert of this week a very ia-ge business was done both br the trade and speculators, at an advence of full] M. perls in the current qualities ol American ; but, do ring the last few '.ays, toe demand has liecn more mode rate so l very freely supplied the week closing heavily with very little iuio-.jvemi.ut on last week's quotations In Egyptian, an unusually extensive business has beer done, partlv on peculation, at an advance of}d per lb ? Brazil is in i nrtroved demand, and more saleable at full I in res Sura' is in very active demand, ehieflv on specu alion, enabl.ng holders to obtain an advance of Jd per lb The sales of the week amount to 84,3-50 hales, including 13.801 American o.UO Egyptian, 150 Pernam, and 4,4iK Suraton speculation, and 100 American lorexport. f" ' * l?lvul, 1 Id 2^1 ^ ? Pan, ^ 0.1 hn 11,041 UeluJ. 4\'a 3V ? J>rO*i'n, 0 nO 7,ety Mobile, Sir., 4^* 3Ji 370 L?*u*yr*, 5 ?.:|1 .fW'Hea-i?, 4 li 7 ? E.ilitlr*. 0 a0 S.OO) >".? pti n. ?Tom VV India, 0 a?t 2 I <ii ''-r i? <i. lie., S7?i 614 ? OrthiK-na.l n *0 02'think-, 6 > lit ?Smyrna, n ?fl , ?r nit m, 3Ji? ? M 8,810 Bn at. ke., 4?f,4li jSawiinor.J, 3H? 4 ? Bang I, 0 nU Our market to-day ha* been quiet, the sale* not exceed ing 3 son hale* Tnexe cou*i*t of J00 Pernam*, at fljd ; 7W Egyptian*. 6}d to Hd j 300 Snratf, 83d to 4<1 ; and the re mainder American. Speculator* have purcliKed 4?h Egyptian* and 100 American*. There 1* no change it price*. Eitimatrd Sroca^or Cottoi* 11* Linnrooi.. Jan. J, 1841. Jan. .V 10)3 Ameri an 254 400 Egyptian 81 300 20 300 fVr.-m a H (>*ra 700 18.000 B hi* 4 M ceo 15,000 111,600 ?a -ah m. kc 22,400 27.400 a a id Pa a ? ? Da ne-ar* and Berbiee ? ? uv ? ? We.t Indii, Spanuh, kc 10,000 17 200 Bmyr 000 200 Bunt, kc 105,600 97.000 Total 622 600 446,500 416,500 I emi* ?* S uck ? c impvr-1 with I it 176,100 Th ?* ** qiMnt.ty of r.ot'na tik-n by contumcr* it uf th * 11 rt. ilu? n* 1811, 10 V)1 til* Dit'othi? v u up to tnia la ?, !* 40 70" LiTc*ro?L, Jan. S.?Cotton Sir: \ very large extent ol bu>ine** iie*b?en done tin* weck,price*ielo.>iiig at 3 higher fur vmerican, Su-at and Bra7.1l, ami ! to } 011 Eg) ptian O ir nev year opened with a very briilc demand butli from the trade and *; erulator*. and which w? continued with in ih >te I iprnt >0 the c|oie of Wed leiday. Price* being higher on tint dav for American, f to } ; but a* the enq iujr *u 1*| aiiiniated ve*terda> ami today i* very mo le-ue, the iui", m advance ia not ?Mftained, excepting for pit 11. ?everal lota being token on (peculation to dav a- f'i'1 r* at. Spec Rator- have taken during the week IS 1,mi li'tle* ot Vmerican, I'd Perilam*, 2,150 r'.gyp tian .i4*l Sinai and ex-ajrler* 100 American The (lie* to-day are ? nun n.y mm bale* of all kind*, in eluding about 1 noo on *pecnlation, chiefly Egyptian Your ob't aorvaiita, WM. CLARE k BON. Loxbox, Jan ?. Corn^-Tha *?pply of Engliah Whaal pp joIo wu very ?m*U, tud we had a fair bufiaoM <Jvu>| in the article at full) Monday ? prices. There w a* a fair average quantity of foreign wheat offering, while the trade with it wu tolerably active,and previoua rater were wetiiupported. Although the return* ahow an arrival of upwards of I (1,00U quarter*, the ihow of barley w a* a mall. Fine qualities were in demand at full price*, hut In other kiuda tittle wai doing 8uj>erfiiie malt void at rather mote i money, with a firm inquiry. Oata, hcana, pea*, and Hour t were unaltered in value Mice?Bengal middling white at Ida: lid to Ui,good mid- ft . tiling 11* 6d, and line Id*; common yellow Madraa at 8* to :r , Bit 6.1 per cut, Java al fie to Ida frl; cleaned rice at 31* lo . dt>? lor Carolina, and al 13* to IT* per cu t for I'atna. 8' , Tallow ?liulderi of Kuatian 'allow have been deairou* .. 1 to realize, and [.rice* hare declined to 41* 3d tu 41* 6<1 per " cwt for new P. V. candle on the *pot. Kor delivery in the two neat month* 41*. lor the lait three month* of the year v i 43* iter cwt. Pricea being low for tallow occaaion a good I demand at 40*fid to 41s for nett cosh. To-day, for Russian 11 tallow, price* are drooping; 4li have been accepted lor a new P. V. caadle on the apot. North American lard taken _ in at 33* fid to 34a per cwt. Oila?Cod oil at ?33 6a to ?33 10a per tun; Heal oil at ri ?34 to ?36 I On per tun. Southern ia wanted, ?34 to ?37 10s per tun paid for common to fine quality. Kor Sperm X oil rather lower rates have again been accepted, ?73 for American and ?73 per tun for British. Linseed oil 3fw per cwt on the spot. Rape oil at 36* to 36s 6d for pale, ana at, 3os to 36s 6d for bro w n. Palm oil sells well, fine at 39s and inferior at 36* to 33s per cw t. Cocoa nut oil at 30* to 33s .1 per cwt. Olive oil, Oallipoli at ?46, ond other sorts at ?41 to ?43 per tun. tt Liverpool Corn .Makskt, Jan. 8.?Since this day se'n- b night we have had another large Importation, (30,00o p load*) of oatmeal from Ireland, and have also received thence good supplies si wheat, oats, and flour The arri- (1< val* from Canada consist of 1,630 quarters of wheat, 440 f quarters of peas, and 6,070 barrels of flour. The trada generally has shown a tendency towards improvement ? ff With a better demand for wh.at we have to note Irish ful p, , ly 3d and foreign Id. to 3J per bushel dearer than at the close of last week. Sack flour has also met a fair sale at " an advance of Cd. to Is. per sack ; and latterly Canadian tl has been ra'her more inquired lor at previous rates. The , best mealing oats hava sold at 3s. 6d to 3s. 6^1. per 46 lbs, 11 t and oatmeal at 30s 6d to 31*. per load. The supplies of ft Knglish malting barley continue to move off as they ar fl| ' rive, at rather advancing price* ; 37s. to 38s. per quarter has been paid for prime chevalier : Irish, suitable for malt !< , ing,4s. 8d to 4s. lOd. perOOlbs. No change has ocourrad p. as regurdt beans or peas. Liverpool Provision Market, Jan. 8.?The demand for " Irish butter during the past w eek has been on a limited a 1 scale ; j et from the smallness of the imports and the ad- (| uuhsva u/hirli Ima taken nliicu in Ireland. ureviotlB rates art! (irmly maintained Bacon, lianm, and lard, are but w in retail demand. Beef and pork only inquired after fur a ship stoie*. We have no alteration to notiee in the price* of la*t week. 01 Havre Mahkicti, Jan. 3?A* wm to be expected,the T advice* from England and the United State* have had an p. effect upon our cotton market. It wa? very briak yester- ! day, and 2,080 bale* were *oid. The *ale* would have If been larger if the holder* had not generally insisted on a ja greater advance. The price for United States sorts has im- , proved 2 to 3 centimes?that is, from two to three centimes " on sorts belowTO francs,and one to two on sort* above. The demanded advance is met to this extent, but buyers hesitate to go beyond, and there is less activity this morning n Nevertheless sale* have transpired to the extent of about \ 700 bales. There were sales this morning of 16 barrels American pearl ash first sort at 44f. 60 a 4>f.; and 13 barrels second soit at 42f a 42f. 60. b India Markets. tj The letters brought by the Indian mail, via France, . have been delivered this morning, (London, Jan. 6,) but a* we stated yesterday, the Bombay Presidency is the on ii lv point from which the dates are later than those brought by the UinJoatan steamer from Calcut a. The letters are, however, much more numerous, as was anticipated, but si as far us it respects commercial affairs, they contain nothing new of general interest, although important to indi ' viduals. The invoices, or rather the return of the sales of manufactured goods, are not generally very flattering, q and fully hear out the propriety of our often-repeated cautious and admonitions to shippers to be circumspect in the w selection and the quantities of the urticles they send out, and particularly where they have to grope their way in comparatively untried markets. Woollen fabrics in par- l[ ticular seem to hang heavy in all the Indian markets, and there can he no doubt that their sale has been injured by f the interruption of the intercourse with Central Asia ll where, from the wide range ot the temperature, that class le of goods must necessarily become in permanent request p when ailuirs are settled on the northwestern frontier. On the other hand, the light cotton fabrics have made the It best return from the Indian markets, although the quantitie* sent out during the past year have considerably ex- ' cceded the usual proportion. According to an account it made out in one of the Manchester circulars, now before t, us, the authors of which have great merit forthe pains they have taken in collecting and comparing facts, the c cotton goods exported to India and China during the first - eleven months of 1843, amounted to 179,208,183 yard* against 126,302,943 during the twelve months oi 1842? " i being an increase of no less than 63,906,240 yards of plain c , lnbrics. The colored cotton fabrics exported during the i. same respective periods were 21,212 134 against 19,483.329. being an increase of 1,729 806 in favor of the 11 months of F last rear. Colored goods have on an average made the t( worst return; whilst, as we have above stated, the lighter textures of white fabrics, such as jaconets, lappets, &c 0 have made the best returns. It will at once be obvious, j, however, by a glance at the aggregate increase of exjorts ; to that quarter ol the world, that there is ample room for J I enquiry whether the change in the circumstances of the u t ade o'f Asia have been sufficient to justify so large an i expansion in one year. 1 We can have no possible motive in throwing cold water d upon the exertions of our enterprising manufacturers and i merchants, hut we consider it an imperative duty to put , such lacts prominently forward, because we have in our ft - time had abundant experience to compel us to come to the y I conclusion that the best policy that can be adopted by a i manufacturing and commercial community, is to keep pro- J duction rather within than over the consuming power. ^ i We are quite aware that this is the heterodox doctrine . ; I m the modem scnoni oi political economy ; mil u liie i >'omlition of the gr?at muss of the people is to form the cri- [ , I tenon for deckling lite merits of the question, we shall be | fully hottte out in our conclusion by the experience of the 1 vicissitudes of trade in Kngland for the last half century, r e r 1 New Orleans. j [Correspondence of the Herald.] . f New Orleans, .Tan. 25, 1844. j. Markets and the Mailt? Kindness of the Post Office ( Hcpailmcnt to the Merchants?Custom House Col' lector, 4-c. \ . DEAR PIR :? v We have been fora fortn-ght without a mail from your city, the latest date, via Mobile, being that of ' iheSthinst. This is attributable to the impassable ' state of the roads, the whole line through Alaba- n ma and part of Georgia being flooded from the lute " rains. I transmit you this via the River, trusting a that you will receive the same earlier by some days ? than by the usual route. ' There is little of importance going on here ; the ? markets are in statu quo, owing to the non-arrival 1 ot the niHils. Cotton continues to arrive daily.? There has arrived since the 19th inst., 13,140 bales, ti including some of Texas growth. Tliepe is now on f, hand 179,459 bales. Prices of Louisiana and Mississippi at 11, 9] 81;105 bales at 9:323 at 94; 513ut9)j; v average price,however,8J; 131 Texas, 8i cts. I give v you ine classification?Loui-iana and Mississippi, c inferior, 7i a 7j| ; middling, 8? a 9; fair, 9J a 9f ; ordinary, 8J uMjj; do and fair, 9J a 94 ; good fair. ; 101 a 19J ; good and fine. 11. Sugar?Arrived , since 19th inst. 1,365 hhds; prices 5 to 7 per lb., acI cording to quality. Tobacco?Stock on hand, 1 3,234 nnds.fprice from 2 to 44, according to quali- p ' Vi J? c , 1 I There arc at present in port, double the number of vessels that there were at the same time last year. The custom house receipts are greater to a con-? 1 siderable extent than at the same time in 1843. The fact is this, the present Collector, Cranberry Horsey, Esq., is a practical f . business man. I understand he was for several . , years a merchant in this city, and did an extensive ; r business, lively thing, from what I can learn from : those who have business to transact at the oflicc, r goes on like clock work. The Government have . never had a more efficient officer, I ain satisfied, in th it station, than the present incumbent. There i 1 are certain'oisappointed chaps seeking his removal. ( I or rather his rejection by tne Senate, but in that 1 f . hone they will he doomed to disappointment.? Wliile he is ever willing to render aid to the mer- ( ! cantile interests,he sees strictly that the government t docs not suffer. , We have nothing in the wayof local intelligence, save the arrest by officer Youenes of three counterfeiters, named "incent Clark, Bill Nisbit, and ' i llenry Burnee. In their possession was found between 60 and $70,000 in counterfeit notes. It is supposed a large amount of the like have lieen sent on to Texas, to aid the ' ? circulating medium ot mat country. A murder wan committed on Monday night, at ' the house of a Mr. Liwson, who kept a sailor's hoarding house, corner of Barrack and Old Levee street, hy a man named McLeod, on another , named Leech Lawson was arrested as being a party to the murder, on the oath of a young man, formerly his bookkeeper, who it appears owetl him I a grudge. On examination, he was discharged, and the young man arrested for perjury. The murderer is in prison. Bv the way, I understand that a certain member ol Congress from this district, has made certain overtur s to a Mr. B. of this city to write to the different land claimants, <tec., and get him, Mr. B., appointed agent to attend to their claims, and he Mr. M. C. being in Washington will do the business?a man paid by the treasury of the country to attend to the interests of the people at lurge at the round sum of #3 per day. j pkstrttcttvb Fibk in Aitocsta, (Georgia )? Yesterday morning fire was discovered to proreel from the Ktnre of Clarke Ik Oeraewell, formerly t occupied hv lease Kent, on Btoad street, (lie second . ' s'nry of which wan occupied at a dwelling hv J V liartewell. The tire had ptegreased 10 far he'ore 1 if was discovered, that nothing could he saved, either i from the mote or the dwelling, from which the family ol Mr. CarseweJl escaped only with iheir clothing. The loH of l lark k Cars well, w ho are both soung men. * J'i?t commi'ncerl in buaincss. i* nhonl $40tH)--nn in?nr f nnce Mr Kent's loss, besides I be building, which was r worth 3 to $3000. was $61000 in note* and papers?no insurance?the notes and papers, however, can all he as' tahli.hed as well as his recollection Will enable him to do it. as his hooka were also consumed.?.lugutta Chron and SmlintlJan- 31 Firk in Kinoston, Canada?The Globe Hotel, in Kingston, was destroyed by firt on the 27th nit. C : Kennedy It Co. and Mr. Jubien were the principal suf ; ferere. NEW YORK HERALD. 1 New York, Tuesday, February O, 1844. Tke Foreign Sows. A full synopsis of the foreign news will be found t this day's paper, beginning on the first page. Its nportanre, in a commercial point of view, will be 81 ;enat once. The Irish, Indian, and Chinese news, c i also deeply interesting. * We received this news yesterday at noon, in adance of every other newspaper establishment in >\vn, and published an Extra full two hours 1 head ot our respected cotemporaries. It was sent 1 II over the south, west, north and east. Our unvailed news fleet has done its duty. ! mportant Political Movements?Tile Caas tl Meeting To-night?New Democratic Meet- vj 1110 on TBiuia*; lr It will be perceived from otir advertising columns, j tat some important political meetings will be held |]| lis week, which will have a very remarkable |,( eaiing on the election of the next President.? ,j, <rst?There is to be a meeting held to-night by the .j emoctatic friends of General Cass at Concert Hall. jr his meeting is called together by Mr. John M L'Keon, who has been attached to the democratic r( itty from his youth upward, and has received as le reward of his fidelity probably fifty or sixty lousand dollars. In the present state of the pub- r( c question affecting the Baltimore nomination, the lends of General Cas9 seem to think that he hus |c oine chance of being taken as a third man in pre- w ;rence to Mr. Van Buren. A more silly?a more illucious idea never occurred to any person hav- ^ ig common sense. Mr. Vun Buren, and no other? n s we may have 9een by the sentiments of the great j lajority of the present Congress?Mr. Van Buien 0 'ill be the candidate of that convention, as soon w i it meets. And General Cass has no more chance j f being even named, than the man in the moon. 9( he project, then, of holding public meetings of his irticular friends, and making speeches, and pass- 0| ig resolutions, and indicating such a nomination, Vl i a project intended solely by its authors to support leir own interests. ^ Mr. John McKeon is a sort of "little beggarlan" attached to the democratic party in New c 'ork. He considers all the Irish Repealers as his c tock in trade, and his great object heretofore has 0 een to obtain an appointment on some diploma- ] c mission, which Mr. Van Buren has refused.? n lr. McKeon's purpose, therefore, is to threaten to e njure Mr. Van Buren's nomination, or rather his c lection by diverting a portion of the democratic d trength into another direction. This is John's tl urpose. h The meeting to-night, therefore, of the friends of n leneral Cass, cannot amount to anything?and v fill not amount to anything. These "particular ? ipiwIr" have held several meetings?in Boston? n i Pittsburg?and elsewhere; but all, so Jar ns we '< ave been able to ascertain, have been miserable ? tilures. No doubt General Cass is a very excel- 0 tnt and worthy man?capable of being a good u 'resident. But his friends,so far as we have known tern here, are a set of broken down, miserable !j oliticians, with hardly two distinct, sensible, U6e- tl tl ideas to rub against each other in their head,or e vo dollars to rub against each other in their pock- j ts. So much for this "demonstration." ,, But while this is our opinion :of the meeting to- a ight, we have a very different conception of the '' haracter and tendencies of the meeting to be eld on Thursday night at Vauxhall, being the ti ourth Congressional District of this city, and in- 1' nded for the purpose of concentrating all the dis- * ordant elements of the democratic party,and form- <* tg a new party to hold a convention on the 4th of v uly in Philadelphia. They propose to make the first J1 tovement here on Thursday night, by the elec- s on of a delegate on the pure district systpm, as in- n icated by Mr. Calhoun's letter. The call for this e leeting, it will be perceived, is addressed to the s iends of all the candidates in opposition to Mr. i< ran Buren. It will therefore include Com. Stewart, tl ohn Tyler, Mr. Calhoun, General Cass, Col. John- jj on, Mr. Buchanan, and Mr. Anybody-else. This / i one of the most important movements which we c lave seen attempted of late years; for it will effec- a ually test the question whether there is in the de- ^ nocratic purty a spirit of dissatisfaction and dis- t :ontent, sufficient to generate a new formation and I i new party. We have seen enough during the e ast year, in the singular development of the Ame- c ican Republicans as a party, to satisfy us that h here is a great deal of discontent amongst a large s ortion both of the whigs and democrats. A great Jnany persons, " natives" too, ate dissatisfied a ..;?L nfinoinLo An u-lti/ili thu A mpripon R pnilh- S rmt luc |'i?mv.|.iv8 w. icans, as a party, are formed These men think v tiat now is the time to meet on the broadest and n lost liberal principles, and to organize by the elec- $ ion of delegates on the district system, t meet in | general convention on the 4th of July, and to s reate a new democratic party, that will not only emolish Mr. Van Buren, but may consign to utter 'I blivion both him and Mr. Clay, with all the " old jj unkers" of both the old parties. b We shall look, therefore, with a good deal oi in- ii erest upon this meeting, and endeavor to give a jj air representation of it to the world, because it vill, we believe, be the great test question on e vhich the next Presidency hangs throughout the f :ountry. a Meeting of the NewYork Bar.?There is to be a ' neeting of the New York Barto-day at 12 o'clock, [ n the room of the Supreme Court, to select a proler person to fill the vacancy on the TT. S. Supreme Bench, created by the death of Judge Thompson. The President and U. S. Senate will be thus re- ' i^ved of the trouble of selection. This i9 friendly, j The Raritan Frigate.?This frigate has been ; irepared for sea at an enormous expense, and has i >00men on board. The officers arrived two weeks tgo from all parts of the continent, to join her rhe gallant captain has made great efforts to get ter ready; and the men have been working during ill the late extreme'cold weather to get her off. Jn Saturday the ship was declared ready; the iteamers to tow her out were all prepared; and all in hoard, sick and well, longed for the moment hey were to get away from the cold and damp, vhich had placed one hundred officers and men on he sick list; but they here met with a disappointnent. An order was received to detain the frigate; and ? ? - ? 11 -.a ? -ii -i.i .l :* i is now saia sne win nui go ui an, muidugu u i? cnown she is a relief ship; und 500 men who have jeen absent over three years, are prevented from returning to their wives and families. The utmost discontent exists. Everywhere inluiries are made as to the cause ol this strange >roceeding; hut no one can answer them. One hiug is certain, if tilt* ship remains ten days longer n her present position, in this extreme weather, ?he will have to get another crew, officers as well as men, for all hands how on board will be in the hospital; s? much for bad management. It is said by some ol the papers that the ship is Jetained to carry out the new minister to Brazil: f so, she will be detained a month at a cost of $30,OUM, to say nothing of the ship remaining out liirty days at an additional expense of $30,000. It teems to me that $60,000 is too much to pay for the iccommodation of a minister, particularly when here are fine packets sailing every week, on board vhich he could be better accommodated than on >oard a frigate. Steamship Britannia ?This mail steamer went o sea from Boston on Saturday, with a mail of htrfy thousand letters, and an increased number of tassengers. The Weather.?Last night we had a small hail norm, and on atmosphere soft enough for rain, lur harbor is free of ice, and the Sound is open igain. Mr. Clay.?we have been fuvorpd with the light ol a letter from Mr Clay, in w hich he says:? I intend to 'save Mobile the lit of March, and 1 wiih to each Raleigh about the lOtli of April. I luppnin I shall iisi through Macon. MilledKeville, Augmta. and Aavan lah. On leaving Georgia, I purpose passing to Charles, on, and thence to Columbia, whera I think ! shall arrive ibout the 39th of March." i

MiMMi DlaelMKn of Ina^Uag la Ulf City?Smuggled Good* AlUapt to Brlb* Custom Houh Odleers?Great gelxurcs of Good* and the Packet Skip Oxford of tko Black Boll Line?Escape or tko Portleo Implicated. Disc losures were made in this city yesterday ol nuggling and smunlers, that created intense exitement among all who were made acquainted ith the facts, the particulars ol which were nown to us at an early hour, but the ends of pubiic istice prevented us from giving them publicity un1 this morning, which we now proceed to do in ill detail. About :ten days since, the captain of a hooner lying at Peck slip came into the porter ouse of a man named Clark, in that vicinity, about jylight in the morning, and said he believed that 1: : ..!?... iV,? tert* II1U81 DC BOI11C Smuggling gUMIg Ull auuui >iu icinity, as he law several cabs on the wharf near le packet ship Oxford,in which persons were placing eces of broadcloths. Clark immediately placed iinself on the watch and traced the cabs to the ouse of Benjamin Parker, day police officer of ip Fourth Ward in James slip. He then gave noce to Mr. Taggart, the Surveyor of the Port, who iimediatelv? ordered .the house of Parker to be tarched, when fifteen cases of broadcloths were ^covered, valued at from $10,000 to $12,000. In a short time after officer Godfrey, of the cus>ms, and an associate, obtained knowledge of the imoval of other cases in another conveyance and ave chase in the upper part of the city. They foliwcd at utmost speed, after ascertaining that they 'ere on the right track, and but a few minutes in ic rear of the vehicle, until reaching Kingsbridge, 'hen the longsought for carriage, containing seveil bales of cloths and carpets was discovered un- I er the shed, and was immediately seized by the liiceis, together with two Fulton market boatmen, ho were endeavoring to escape with the goods, hese men were brought back and lodged in pri>n. This seizure whetted the appetites of the officers f the customs, who receive a share of all recopred, and a close look out was kept for several ays in the vicinity of the ship Oxford and the lontezuma, but,without any discoveries. On Friday night last a one-armed, lume man ame to the barge ottice and gnve nonce to tne omers on duty that he had Been eighteen large bales f goods* removed from the Oxford that evening, 'lie captain of the night watch immediately sent len to keep a look out, but nothing was discoverd that night. On Sunday evening Collector Curtis ame to the barge office, soon after dark, and orered two night watchmen to repnir to the deck of lie Oxford, and one other to take his station at the ead of the pier. About three o'clock yesterday rorning the first mate of the Oxford, whose name re believe is Gage, formerly of Boston, in comany with another person, came on board the vesel, and invited one of the Custom House officers, anted Cook, into the cabin, and he there openly utroduced his associate as the importer of the oods, and then offered Cook $100 if he would peruade his associates away so that they could take ut the remainder of the goods belonging to the mporter and throw them overboard, in order to void detectjon. Cook, to his credit, refused to reeive any bribe,and they left the vessel. They then ccosted officer Christal,who had been stationed on tie pier, and after much solicitation, and many earnst appeals on the part of the mate, who plead, first rith tears in his eyes, alleging that the loss of the uties was a loss to the nation alone, while the exosure would be ruin to him and his family. And fter finding that his appeals were useless the imorter then put his hand in his pocket and offered to ive Christal $1000 in cash if he would persuade lie other two men away long enough to allow them o remove the bales of goods from the vessel beongingto him, and throw them overboard, so that he could not be seized by the officers of the cusoms. This Christal refused, saying that he was a worn officer of the Government, and would not iplate his oath for any amount. Entreaties and iribery being ineffectual, partial threats were lirown out, and w hile the parties were thusinconultation, Admiral Van Busk irk, of the night guard, aade his appearance, and the mate and importer scaped. The latter is supposed to have caried on business in Cedar street, and is repreented as a small man, with light complexan. The mate has been in the employ of tie owners of the Line for several years, and ad so obtained their confidence that he was to be laced in command ofthe ship on the next voyage. Ls far as can be ascertained, there were forty-five ases of these goods on boatd, which he had greed to smuggle in free of duty, for the small um of $200. Neither the owners of the packet, 'apt. Rathbone, her commander, or her agent had he most distant knowledge of this transaction, but tad relied upon the mate as honest and correct in very particular. Twenty bales of cloths and carpets being found >n board of the Oxford, of" the same importation nrt marks as those nreviouslv smuireled. she wa> eized by the Collector of the Port, and will be onfiscated. Six cases and two bales were also ound on board of the Montezuma, but as no known t.'empt had been made to land lliem, she was not eizen, although it is not supposed that any owner rill claim them. They will therefore full to the hare of the officers of the customs and the government, and as the vessel seized is worth probably 516,000, or upwards, and the cloths and carpets as nuch or more, the collector, surveyor and officers oncerned in the seizure, will pocket a very handome dividend of the smuggler's losses. There is no doubt, from what we have learned, hat this business of smuggling has been carried on i a great extent for the nasi several years, particuirly in small cases of silks and cloths, that have een passed out of the cabin windows of vessels nto small boats that have been dropped astern for hat purpose. We have a list of persons who have een engaged in this nefarious business, which hall be handed over to the proper authorities when:ver they appear to move in this matter with a pro>er spirit. It was rumored last evening that the mate of the hip Oxford had been arrested, but we could not race it to any responsible source. Officers are in >ursuit, as also to secure the importer, whose name s known to those most interested. The Native American Party?First Ward ? There was a large meeting of the Native A uteri:ans of the First Ward, held last night at the Henry Clay House, 117 Washington street, which ias been chosen as the head quarters of the ward. Several excellent and spirited resolutions were adopted, which will be found in our advertising columns. The march of Young America is steady, sure and triumphant. The voice which will be heard at the next charter election proclaiming hei power, will cause the "old hunkers" to tremble, Then we may expect police reform, retrenchment, and an enforcement of our city ordinances relative to cleaning the snow and ice from the sidewalks! which at present have become a dead letter, Where are our Street Inspectors ? Abomtion of the Gallows.?Last night a meeb ing of " the citizens of New York, opposed to the indict ion ol death as a legal penalty for crime, ai unchristian, barbarous, demoralizing, and bv iti l.euioli'ri.iiv inflimnma fi?nrlin<r tn mnlfinlv fill? of fences which it assumes to repress," was held ir the Apollo Saloon, Broadway, " to consider th< propriety of adopting a permanent organization foi the diffusion of facts on this subject, the awaken ing of the public mind, and the circulation of peti tions to the Legislature." There was rather a nu morons attendance of male and female morbid hu inanitarians; and the usual fallacies, which, ir their minds, amount to convincing arguments, were urged in support of a memorial to the State Legislature for" the abolition of the gallows.." A permanent society was alro formed for the accom. plishment of this magnanimous purpose, bv which all the various arts of agitation rife in this free community, are to be put into operation. The speeches were dull enough?Philosopher Greeley n-d other principal orators at the informal meeting not beingnrescnf?nevertheless the auditory patiently endured their inflictions till pretty npar lOo'clock, when the proceedings terminated. When this society for the abolition of the gallows shall have accomplished ihe benevolent end of their constitution, perhaps they will try their 'prentice hand upon a more comprehensive scheme of" philanthropy and patriotism?namelv, of procuring official appointments at stated salaries for all those who have attained the distinction of convicted felons. Lest than this can neversatisfy sympathy like theirs. Death of Generai. Kirki.ant).? The ITiica Gazette of Saturday announces the decpase,in his74th j ear, of the Hon (osrph Kirkland?one of the oldest and inost respected inhabitants of that city. For nearly fifty yeara he had occupied a prominent position in Oneida county, and his name stands out conspicuously in that county'# annals He was the first Mayor of Utica, and his decease was recognized as a cause of general regrel by tha Common Council, which held a mooting on Friday and pawed the customary resolution*. SaoonD Niovr or tb* Italian Ownu.?The standard Opera of P Puritani was executed last night with a much better ttprit dt corpt than on Saturday, when it rather had the appeurance of a general reheanal, than of a bona Jidt performance The choruses worked with more precision, and several faults of management?for instance, that ol the tri-coloured flag, were likewise omitted. There is no doubt that it will be as much liked in America as in Europe, although its popularity rests there more with the connoiseur than with the public at large, partly bv its differing from the usual tiukling and tickling style of Donizetti and Co., and partly from its amalgamation with Haley's and Meyerbeer's school. Leas care iB therefore bestowed on melodious aire than on instrumentation, and its adaptation to the spirit and character of the words, which must contribute to raise its value as a composition, although it has, on the other side, the usual defects of the modern school, consisting in a preponderance of the wind instruments over the string instruments. M'lle Borghese was in much better voice than the first time, using her pure and throughout pleasing voice to tnuch greater advantage, tihe was overwhelmed with applause, and achieved genuine triumphs. She does not possess the power of Castellan, which took the audience by storm, but a rare perfection, the result of a long and judicious study She is decidedly one of the very best acting singer* which it has been our fortune to see. Majocchi and Valtellina did their best to make the want of a second bauo can/ante less sensible,but did not succeed, although their individual efforts, particularly those of the latter, were very praiseworthy. Kiccardo mutt be sung by a baryton, else the morcaux d \ntemblc and the "tuoni la tromba intrtpida" upon which nearly the entire succes* de|>eiids, must be spoiled, as in fact Majocchi's part of "tc unfantatmu vrdrai" was left out. I'erozzi did not force his voice so much as last time ; hi deficiency consists more in his want of taste than in his not using "a head-voice." A head or brainvot' e,faltelto,\H a fictitious voice, asfrom its Italian name appears, and is never used by a good singer, unless to disguise the want of high notes. The performance on the whole was very meritorious, if the minor solo parts, as that of the officei be excepted. Those parts sung by persons with voices do but little contribute to the success of an opera, but sung by dumb singers can seriously endanger it. The house was well filled, except the second tier. Express over tub Atlantic.?While steam was frozen up in Boston the wind was blowing the Montezuma across the Atlantic at the rate of twelve miles an hour. She left Liverpool on the 8th January; passed Cape Clear on the 12th; crossed the Banks on the 24th. On the 29ih she dipped into a gale. On Monday, 39th ult, in 1st. 40 47, long. i>6, encountered a hurricane of the most violent description. Whili scudding underdoes reefed fore and maintop sail, reeled foresail, without any indication, the wind shifted to thr NW, struck the vessel abaft and blew the sails to atoms She was then laid to under main staysail and spencer, but the gale increased, accompanied with snow and hail, and in a short time her fore, main and mizen top gallon masts were blown away?an awful sea running, and hronlriiur nvnr hoc ri*n<lArHrl the JU*ene now most terrific, and it seemed as if tfie elements were combined to effect the dertruction of the vessel. This noble ship however, proved herself everything that could be desired, and established her reputation as a most faithfully built sea boat. The gale continued for 26 hours, during which time the ship made no water. Card. The undersigned, passengers, reconl with pleasure this testimony in favor of the good qualities of this fine vessel and also of the skill and seamanship of her commanderSigned?J. T. Adams, R. L Ooddard, R. T. Kennedy, EH. Oillilau, J. B. Braxton, J. Jaflery. The Virginian, which also arrived yesterday, made a quick trip, and toon a slice of the same gale. She left Tusker on the 8th ult and anchored in the lower bay on Sunday night. Our next express across the ocean will be run by the Rosrius or some other notedly quick ship.? She was to leave Liverpool on the 13th or 14th ult. Paying) thi Watchmen.?The resolution paying the watchmen of the corporation twenty-five cent.per night, extra, for services rendered from the 10th of last May to November 1st, when their pay wat reduced to $1, which was vetoed by the Mayor, was again called up in the Board of Aldermen last evening, and negatived by a vote of 4 to 12. The speculators who have bought up the claims of the watchmen on per centage, will be compelled to pocket the loss, and the tax payers have thus avoided paying $22,000, which was the amount of the demand. Latest from Havana.?The packet 6hip Christoval Colon, Capt. Smith, arrived yesterday fron Havana. We have received our regular files ol papers and letters to the 20th ult by her:? Havana, Jan. 20, 1844. Marktti and Naval Intelligence?Political NewtRoyalty among the Spaniard*. New sugar conies in slowly, and prices cannoi vet be saiaito have broken. A few small lots hav< been taken at 4|, 5 and 54 rs. for superior yellows, but there are very few purchasers at these rates.? Old sugars are principally in the hands of shippers and but few transactions are taking place at rs. for btown and yellows; 6a7? rs. for whites.? The old difference of 4 rs. in quotations and pur chases of whites and yellows, assorted, will proba bly be broken in upon during the present year, am only 2 rs. per arrobe difference made in favor o whites. Coffee has been in good demand for Hamburg and prices have advanced. Superior is held at $7i itti fair $6a$6?; ordinary $5?a$54. Molasses, 1? rs. per keg at an out port, 2 rs here. Imports are very dull, and prices reduced. The Vandalia and Falmouth left here five dayi since on a cruise?all well. (The former is at Vers Cruz and the latter at Norfolk.?Ed. Her.] Tin Somers is here yet. Local news are barren of interest. The lady o the Governor has been quite ill, and it was fearei she hud the fever, but the fears proved groundless In politics you know we never meddle. Consider able talk is made about the asserted coercion o the Queen by Olozaga, to sign a letter dissolvin the Cortes. If such coercion lias been used it show plainly how little respect royalty enjoys in tha country?and if not how little it possesses for itsel in making such an assertion. People here wonde in what all this is to end?if the result is to lie dismemberment of the kingdom, and foundation r four or five minor ones there, and n second Braz in Cuba. Yours, Lucian. Counterfeit Notes.?Spurious notes of the de nomination of ten dollar?, which purport to he < , the Mechanics' Bank of Baltimore, have been i circulation in Washington nnd Baltimore for som time. The counterfeits are so well executed thi even the Bank officers pronounced them good t first sight. ' Late from Florida ?We have the St. Augui tine News and the Jacksonville Tropical Plant, i , the 27th ult. Our correspondent at Key West writes \ under date of 16th ult. as follows " Indian Key, whic was under mortgage to Joseph C. I.awton of Cnarlesto was sold yesterday for $066, and liought in for mortg ges. A theatrical company are playing hete to thin hou es, and Mons. Artot, the violinist, gave us a concert whi on his wav to Havana. Business dull, and the town aui ! lively. The barrack* here are in rapid progress to cor , pletion. and will, when finished,aA'ord a* comfortable om as any in the southern country. The L'. 8. revenue *ch 9 Nautilus goes up the Uttif, and thence to St Marks, ti day." We havo been credibly informed that 140 Indis warriors have been counted at different times in makin ' their appearance at the military post at Tampa. Thesirl > ness last summer in the " Promised Land"?all that regie of country below a line drawn from Matanzas Inlet, du r west, to Headman's Bay?has been more heavy than fo rnerly reported, and the settlers themselves have not bee the only sufferers; besides their slaves, disease and deat has been busy with their brute creation?horses, cattl hogs, have fallen victims in this modern Upal. Of an a| gregate in the neighborhood of Camp King, ten out of si: tyhavedied, and from Orange Lake down, but one ma I has escaped the fever Many of the settlers who are nb) ire deserting the country and returning to their formi ' homes, while those who are unable to |jet away, are r nruiting for another summer's conAict with their terrib! enemy; yet all are in hope* of a long life and comfortab Independence on the rich land which they so resolutel and manfully are acquiring The most unhealthy loci , tion* appear to be Annuttilliga hammock, Fort Kin neighborhood, the country bordering on the southern an western parts of Orange Lake, and Silver Spring, neartl Ocklawha. Much of the sickness in these places, hov ever, is attributed to the rotten limestone water: in fac many of the settlers failed toobtain water on thcirtraw after several trials in digging wells, and were obliged < use the water from sink boles and ponds; the scarcity < provisions and exposure to the hot sun of the day and tt drenching night dews, also contributed much to the hi health. Another cause of dissatisfaction among the se tiers is the carry lug out by the surveyor* the recent I sanctions from Washington, to extend their lines throup their tracts, disregarding the lines designated in their pe mits, thus making it optional with them either to be co l tent with one quarter of tho lands of their choice, or relinquish their tracts nnd allow them to revert to t) government. Many have abandoned their locations c tills account ?Savannah Republican, Jan. 30. srrritmk Court, Feb. 3. 1844 ?(4kn*r a i. If trr.a ?Such orders as are usually made by the Court i calendar caiei may, by direction of either of the Jii tices, be entered in vacation, us of the preceding trrt with the like effect a* though entered In term time. Bi where either party shall have leave to amend or do an other act, tha time for doing the act shall be rackont from the day the order was entered. ONjr lrt?lll|lBlii Police?Frs \?R/ciitii or Stolen Ooods.?On Tuesday night last, the stone cutter*' yard of Lawrence 1c Owen, at the coruer of We*t and Desbrosse* streets, wo* entered, and twelve itona hammera valued at $d4, fifty :hiaal? at $18 78, three large hammer* worth $9, and two f .latent hammer* worth $9, atolen from the premiie*. Yesterday raorningtwenty-four of the chisels,were found at an iron yard corner of Front and Catharine streets,the proprietor or which stated that ho bad purchased them of John vlcFee, who kept a junk shop at 6d Hammersley *trret. Officer McGrath immediately arretted McKee, and found one of the hammer* that had been atolen from the yard, on hi* premiie*. He denie* that he purchased the ehiaela but admitted that he sold them. His wife eays she bought them from some men who offered them for sale at their junk shop. The Common Council should compel all junk shop keepers to make an entry in a book of the names of ail parsons irom whom they purchase goods, [heir residence, and the amount paid to them. Thie would prevent much steeling that these places now tend to produce by their ready purrhase oi every thing offered for sale. A Raouc in Black ?On the 18th of last month a fel low who haa made professions ol religion* laitb, and attached hi mtalf to several different congregations in this city, called at the dwelling of Mary E. Williams, 181 Eighteenth street, and represented that Mis* Estell.of Bedford street, with whom she was scquainted, had sent him for her cloak to wear to the funeral of a deceased member of the congregation to which she belonged. The cloak was obtained and given to Lncas, but not being returned After several daysdely,enquiry wis mace and it was found that Miss Estel had never sent for or seen the cloak or Lues* either. The rogue has managed to esoape until yesterday, when the Tact was disclosed to a minister of Newark, to which place Lucas had absconded He was charged with the offence and attempted to escape, bnt was pursued by the minister; who alter a hard chase overtook him and brought him to this city, where ha was tally ommitted for the charge. This rogue has been in the nsbit for months put of thus robbing the females of the congregation that he has introduced himself into. and.ler which object he no doubt had visited onr neighbors of Newark. Stealing a Bao or Savra?A man, named Churlea Gilbert, who occupies a part of the house of Peter Hay, 67 i'annon street, was arrested on Sunday night by A*lderman Briggs, on a charge of stealing a bag of specie con'aining $360, the property of Mr. Hay. The circumstance* against him me?that he occupies a part'of the same house?that the bag that contained the specie was I'ouad in the sink in the yard, from which he wu seen to issue, and that a fork found with him matched the marka ised on the chest that contained the money that had been broken open. He wu committed for examination. Cheating Emigrant Paiskvoeri?A man, named Hiram liui'.ed, who has been engaged with others in an office for obtaining pusengers to the west, was arrested y esterlay by officer James L. Smith on a charge of fraud, in telling a ticket for passage on a line that he wu not authorized. The circumstances a* charged are, that I'atrick Marmon paid him $6 for a passage to Albany in the Housatonic Railroad line, for which lie received a icket marked "Railroad Line to Albany," and signed by Hiram Husted as agent. The ticket wu found to be worthless, and the agent of the Housatonic railroad line testified that Hustedhas ne connection with that line in iny manner. He wu tally committed to answer the offence. Coroner's Office?Km 6.?The Coroner held an inquest yesterday at Blackwell's Island, on the body of a woman named Sarah Benjamin, who had been committed on the 4th ot December as a vagrant. A post mortem elimination resulted in the opinion, "that her sudden death, which took place on Saturday, was occasioned by a spontaneous rupture of an ancurismal sack at tho arch oi the irota." The jury returned a verdict in accordance with this opinion. General Sessions. Before Recorder Tallmadgc, and Aldermen Brigga and Waterman. Joan B. Phillips, Esq., Acting District Attorney. February o.?This court commenced the February term this day, the calendar being unusually small. The Calendar.?New cases lor trial, viz : murder, 1 ; robbery in the first degree, 11 ; forgery, 4 ; burglary, II ; embezzlement, 1 ; grand larceny, 8 ; false pretences, 1 ; petit larceny, 1 ; riot, 1 ; total, 3U. Old cases, previously indicted, ;I3 : previously couvicted, 1; disorderly persons, 2 ; total, 10?in all, old and new cases, 40. The llrand Iii<fueil.?The names of those persons summoned to attend as Orand Jurors were called, and the following appeared to serve, viz :?William B. Crosby, forenan ; Henry Andrews, Cornelius V. Anderson, Abraham G. Crasto, Robert Cunningham, Robert Craighead, James C. Overtt, Jacob Faulknor, William II. Lee, Roderick N. Lawrence, Dennis Mullins, Richard NeUon, William Quackenbush, Jacob Jtabiucau, JjavlU.il. Thorp, nomer Til ton?16. The Record*.! then proceeded to chary* the Qrand Jury. Afier alluding to the various duties incumbent upon them, he called their attention to the City Prison, which le said he had recently visited, and to his astonishment, ad there learned that for months past the inmates had not :>een supplied with a vegetable ot any description in thedr Isily faie. That there were now confined in that instltuien upwards of one hundred and thirty prisoners, detained on suspicion and convicted of crime who were thus incarcerated, while the inmates of your penitentiary and State prison were supplied with vegetable food in sufficient quantity for the preservation ot health. He bad >een informed that, through the intercession of some humane person, tho Commissioners of the Alms Housohad a lew weeks since sent a few bushels ol potatoes to the prison, when tho anxiety to obtain a single poiatue was such hat tho inmates would have committed violence upon each other, liad not the keepera prevented it. He said hat this suggestion might appear of little consequence, :>ut it was of much importance to many of the unlortuuate convicSe confined in the prison, and this was the only nethod that he could take of calling the attention of the public authorities to this subject. He also said that he >ad been informed that the Commissioner! of the Alma <i?use rarely, if ever, visited the prison In order to ascer> tain what were the wants of the inmates, and to their absence might be attributed the neglect complained if. He also pointed out the evils of promiscuous confinement, as practiced in the city prison, and dwelt with much force upon the want of classification of prisoners. That innocent and guilty, young and old oifeiideri, I ind novices in crime, were thus thrown together, the evil endencies of which was apparent to all who had any knowledge of the contagion of crime. He concluded by 'ailing the attention ol the jury to the extent of Oiime imong children, who weie daily brought beiore the police, tnd attributed it solely to the evil practices of junk shops ind receivers of stolen goods, and trus'ed that when ither of these last named offenders were brought before hem, they would dispense such justice as would seem tecessary for the public good,and that the court would see the sentence of the law iully executed. Alter alluding to ' the several statutes incumbent upou the Court to charge, i 'he Grand Jury retired Tlit End of ihr Conspiracy Insurance Case.?Immediatov after finishing the call of the Orand and Petit Juries, 'jDward Sanoford, Esq Counsel for Messrs James BitI ;en and J. (J Ha nilton, rose anil stated that he had de; nurrad to an indictment against these Individuals, and tow appeared to state, that it could scarcely be necessary or the prosecution to urge an argument, as this iudictnent was even worse than the former one,where thisCourt i had already decided that the accused had committed no tvert act of crime; for in this indictment the acts charged lid not come within any criminal law, and Mr. Sandford ailed upon the Counsel lor the Insurance Company to say whether he could urge any prosecution under such circumstances, when that gentleman stated that the indictnents had been drawn at the suggestion of the insurers , 1 mil the District Attorney had had nothing to do With it, ind had admitted that it could not be sustained Mr. Witrriwa, District Attorney, said he knew nothing ( o support this indictment. Mr. Sandford then asked that a nolle prosequi be enter d?no objection being raised by tbe insurers' counsel, or iy the District Attorney, the nolle vroteaui was entered, / ,nd the recognizances 'of Messrs. Hamilton and Bergen ' vvere fully discharged. L The District Attorney then moved for tbediRcharge * if the notorious Richard Sutton, who it connected with 1 hit affair in a way that hat been any thing but reputable li to a portion of the parties concerned. < John N'olon, indicted for an assault and battery on Tim* jthy Mount, boiler maker, having been in prison two >i terms, was discharged. John Lewis and Henry Wallace ii were also discharged. Reuben Swift was tried on a charge of stealing a show tase irom the store door of Benjamin Waterbui v, on the 18th ult. containing clothing, suid convicted of petit larce>1 uy only. (| Grand Larceny.?Thomas Fitzgerald, a seaman, re. cently of the steamship Missouri, burned nt Gibraltar,was t tried en a charge of grand larceny, in stealing a chest " belonging to Thomas Connolly, conta.t* , romrv c?otiie* ? ind a gun, valued at about $100. The tinnscu'.aii. ptei >! 'hat fcitzgerald was in company with t'onnolly on the night in question, and went with him to the house of Anthony Carr, 18 Dover street, where Fitzgerald boarded, if tnd where the chest was left Also, that the chest was ii lound in the possession of Fitzgerald when he was arrest:h d by officer Ruckel. at a house lu Pearl street near State, n ind that he then attempted to escape, and said he was a- -orry he had taken the chest away. The defence coillucted by Enoch E. Cami\ Esq., showed on the cross-exle imin.ition of Connolly, that he and Fitzgerald were both le intoxicated on the night in question, and that he asked n the accused to assist him to carry the chest to the house tt >f Carr, where he left it, and that Fitzgerald then accomr ptniedhim back to hii boarding house. Also, by officer ?. ituckel, that fourteeu dollars in money that had tieen left hi in the chest by Connolly, was found safu in it when it was g recovered. The jury, after a short absence, returned a It. verdict of not guilty, and Fitzgerald was discharged. " Another Grand Larceny ?Two black iellows, named ** Wm Henry Brown, ana Leonard Riley, alias Charles r- Williams, were tried for stealing a gold walch, valued at <.60, from the house of Dominica McLaughlin, of Orange h ?treet. They were seen to take the waten by the wife of * McLaughlin, who pursued tham, but they escaped, and I were afiei wards arrested, but the watch was not reco* vered. Brown made a speech to the Jury, denyingkis guilt, and alleging that lie nad been promised his discharge e. if he would tell where the watch was; and then asked the 'r Jury if they thought he would allow himself to run the e- risk of going to tho State Prison if he could reveal tha I* place where the watch was sold. I? Pelil Larceny.-A fellow named William Kelly waa tried y on a charge of grand larceny in stealing clothing valued " at $38, belonging to Jeannette Vertine. of corner of Wil_ _r ?...?! I?l>n licmn ?l?^l -I K nam ana rc?ri hicch m. i?- .......p, . .. > leu than $36. the Jury returned a verdict or petit larceny, >e unci the Court lent him to 'he Penitentiary foraix month*, r. The Jury remained out for about haif an hour, and being unable to agree aa to the guilt of Brown they were di?1' charged, and the accuied will be tried again this mora1? ing Jliaault and Hatlery?John Leyden wai tried on a if charge of assault and battery for drilling Ward W Smith, d a city watchman, on the night of the 1st ol January, in an affray on the Five Paint*. The Jury returne d n verdict of n- guilty, and the CoU't sentenced him to the City Prison [h fir twenty days, which they said would *ei~n as a ranr t on to all othora who assaulted watchmen while on their n doty. to The Court then adjourned to tliia morning at eleree ? t'clock. ,n Court Celt ?i?lor rrn 6 ?ftp rtRioe ( ernT.?No*. 81 3P, 11, 13,18,33 19. 34. 08 36. 37, 38. 39. 30 ;; Circuit Coubt ?No?. 33, 34, 36,33, 8, 67, 66, 38, 64 , 66, 16 39 36 1,30, ^ Common PLEAS.?NO*. 91,71, II, 64, 46, 73. OCT* The Norfolk Herald says that orders have ^ been received at the Goeport Navy Yard to fit out the frigate Constitution for the East Indie*.