Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 26, 1844, Page 2

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NEW YORK HERALD. fltvr York, Monday, February 910, 1044. The Next Foreign New*?Another Kxpress. The lost foreign news brought by the Hibernia steamer, and sent by us all over the north and west one day in advance, was deeply interesting to this country, in every point of view, but we believe the next will be still more so. The terminhiion ot O'Connell's trial and its results and consequences? the probable issue of the great struggle in the cotton market between the Liverpool speculators and the Manchester spinners?these will form the prominent points of the next intelligence, either by steamer or packet ship. Well?having by our recent arrangements beat the combined newspaper press of New York Jivt times in three weeks, in the early publication of the recant news and its transmission over the country. we have now maue sun more emcient arrangement! to beat them in the next arrivals?both of packei ships at this port, and of the next steamer, Cale< donia, at Boston, to sail from Liverpool on the 5th of March. But before this steamer can be expected at Boston, we may get highly important news of O'Con, nell's trial and the cotton markets, by the following packets, which have all sailed for this porl and are now on the ocean heading towards New York Nov York Packeti to brino Nkwi : Packet Ship Liverpool, from Liverpool?to sail Feb. 6. " Siddom do Felt. 11. " Columbu* do Feb. 16. " Westminster. . London Keb. 10. " St Jame* Ho Feb. 20. " VilledeLyon. .Havre Feb. 3 " Utica do Feb. 16. In order to get the news from these vessels, we have transmitted orders to our fleet of new schooners, to cruise hundreds of miles to seu, and to bring the news, if necessary, overland, on Long Island, by horse or railroad express, at any expense, in order to enable us to publish it in the Herald abend of any other paper, and to send it south and west in advance of our respected cotemporariea. This is a special edict to all tur commodores, captains, mates, sailors or gallant sailor boys?so look out! So, also,with respect to the next steamer, the Caledonia; we intend to beat Harnden Co., Humbug & Co., and all the combined newspaper press of Wall street, on a bet for anv reasonable amount they please to name, say #1000, provided they will give a guarantee that they will not put that sum, if they loose it, into theirnextschedule ofBankruptcy. Pare they take us up ! Can they get the guarantee 1 The Broken Monled Companies. The deep interest excited in regard to the Commercial Bank and the Trust Company, including other failures, does not surprize us. Our table is covered with communications and developments, and more is promised if this continues. We should know more about the urrett of these institutions that may be quite agreeable to publish. Some of our correspondents volunteer names, dates, with the facts. These are strong terms, but the whole truth must come out, and there is no use of mincing matters. Our papers will be filled with expls. nations. Let every tutor define his position. Mb. Kditob:? The Commercial Bonk had a capital of $600,000- is it all gone 1 If no, hew ? where 1 who has go*, itI The assets amount to nothing. The debtors of the hank bought in these debts at the receivers sales, sub rn$a and one of them snapped his fingers to me, and said, " lie .lid not care for the hauk, its creditors or the public." Is not this robbery amIms. a<" Uur 7 If ufvilf na t*n if i a Vorv IiI/m if Wn son that a bill has besn introduced into the New Jersey Legislature to repenl the charter. The sulost way, however, is to avoid such a currency. Lewis C. Levin, Esq., of Philadelphia?The cry la now universal, " have you heard him ??-havt you heard himf" And a rich intellectual treat have all had who have listened to his strains of burning eloquence. To-night he lectures in the Broadway Tabernacle, on which occasion he will unfold the objects of O'Conr.ell, and show the incompatibility of R e|>eal with democratic principles. (Case op John S. McKibhin.? We have a "card' from Mr. McKibbin, and also a statement signed by several boarders in his house, certifying that since he took the benefit of the bankrupt law, he has had no carriages or horses, and that the rent of his house is only ?>460. We have no desire to misstate any fact in connection with his name, and therefore cheerfully make the correction desired. flurrim States Circuit Court.?This court commences its criminal term to-dav before Judge Belts. The mate of the Oxford will be tried. Mathews, the pirate, will not be brought to trial this term as it is found very inconvenient to procure the attendance of witnesses from Alexandria and Newport. The calendar is a heavy one, but there are few cases of importance. The Asht-ey Case.?Application was made to hie Honor the Recorder, on Haturdiiy, to admit Ashley to bail A decision will, probably, lie given this afternoon Chance doubtful otnnot exist an a commercial people if these things are permitted. We must have explanations, Mr. Editor, and the sooner the better By the machinations of these socalled bankers, I am reduced to poverty with my family; my husband left me independent, but now 1 am compelled to work hard for my daily bread. This is no fiction, you shall have names and dates by and bye. B. Ma Br.aisxvT ;? There are hundreds of mechanics and artists and poor widows in New Vork reduced to poverty by thndittmhowrUn; of the Commercial Bank. It had a capital of $.">00,1)00, and it is all, all gone. The assets consists of notes ol cartmen. porter's clerks, and others, even boys under age, Jtc. How is nil this f The amount of the assrts would not pay for a dinner of an office seeker at Washington.? The unfortunate lesers are begging and praying for inves tigation. The Orand Jury should enquire,and'arejboun 1 to do so. Let a meeting of the sufferers be called, and information obtained, who has got the |money?let us know that and we say we will know. A SUFFERER Ma. Editor ;? Can you tall me how many dollars the " bank fund" lost by the failure of the Commercial Bank ! Can you tell me whether the hard-working, honest shoe-maker in Broadway, who had deposited his earnings for safe-keeping in the hank, ever got paid I When you have done this, 1 have some more questions to ask of more interest to the public. A MECHANIC. Thus far to-day. In relation to Mr. Postmaster Graham's promised txpo$i,we understand that he is in somewhat ot a dilemma as to the shape it is proper to give it. In this difficulty he called, it is said, upon Mr. Sandford for aid and counsel. "Oh, no!" replied Mr. Sandford; "I got none of thp spoils, and I shall not have anything to do with the explanations?let every tub stand upon its own bottom." Right, Mr. Sandford, right. Stick to that. The best way to get out of a dilemma is to tell the whole truth, in all its length, breadth and thickness. Japhet in Search of a Fathrr?A Colonel in Search ok a Legacy.?We perceive by the Cou rier and Enquirer that our Colonel Webb has been wandering as far as Baltimore?making whig speeches, <kc. in that latitude. We suspect, however, that the gallant Colonel has gone south in search ot n legacy of #50,000. For a year past he has been trying hard to gel such a legacy in this city from some rich mun?but so far it has been no go, whereat he has lost his temper. In former ages, by authentic history, we have heard of Don Qui*, otte going out in search of enchanted damsels and suffering Knights?also, of one.Taphet, who wandved over the world in search of a father; but we douln whether the adventures of these Knights-errant evei equalled, in romance, those of Colonel Webb in search of a legacy of #50,000. Will not some generous rich man on his death bed think of the gallant Colonel in his last will and testament 1 li would be charity to do so. Can't General Gainer leave him a legacy of #50,000, out ol his #15,000,0001 Oh! do, good General. The Plainkiki.d Bank Currency.?We again call the attention of the public to the statement ol the condition of the Plainfield Bank, contained in our money article. This report is taken from a New Jersey paper, and it represents the Bnnk as having #120,000 in immediate liabilities, with not a dollar in specie to meet them. They have, as they say, #W ,000 in specie funds?a very equivocal kind of value, as is wtll known. This is probably the rea Important Proceeding* before the Commit- I tee of Whig Young Men of the City of fftvr York?.Arrival and Keeeptlon of Govornor More head of ^Kentucky?HU Addrcil |to the Whig Young Men?Tremendous tenth tula. m. The announcement of the exnected arrival in this city of Governor Morehead, the distinguished whig champion from Kentucky, created a great deal of sensation on Saturday forenoon The whig committees were immediately in motion, and special messengers were despatched to all the members, summoning them to receive thedistinguished stranger, and hear the address which it was expected he would de'iver. Accordingly about 7 o'clock in the evening,Jthc Broadway House, the great head quarters of the whig forces, was all alive and looked as : cheerful and rejoicing as if some famous victory had been gained under the banner of llcnry Clay. Our reporter was on the spot, and, on being informj edby one of the gentlemen of the committee that t none but members were admitted to its meetings, . lie addressed the following note to Mr. Graham, , who acted as chairman:? " D?.ar SI*: ? " Will you hav* the goodness to inform me whether 1 will tie permitted to be preaent and report Governor . Morehead, if lie addreai the meeting ol the Committee 1 " Y our obedient aervant. Reporter of Herald ? " D. Grahim, Jr., K*q." The reception of this note was followed by a very amusing discussion. Some of the Committee had actually the folly to oppose the admission of sense of the majority, although they did not yield until after a division! It is perfectly astonishing to find these political bodies so obstinate in their opposition to the presence of the press ut their meetings. How many unpleasant scenes? how much personal ill will?how much petty tyranny of cliques?how much waste of time, would be prevented in theso Committees were reporters admitted 1 And the benefit to the party in the additional publicity given to all its movements, and to the advocacy of its principles, would be of incalculable value. We are glad to observe, however, that in this instance, good sense and wisdom triumphed over folly and obstinacy. The conduct of this committee will, we trust, operate as a good example, and we cannot avoid recommending it especially to the attentive consideration of the American Republicans who appear very much disposed to follow the hole-and-corner system of the old parties, and who did indeed, the other day, refuse the admission of the press to one of their meetings. .Shortly after the question respecting the admission ofour reporter having been settled, the deputation who had been appointed to wnitonGov. Morehead and escort him to the place of meeting, airived. The Governor was received with the most enthusiastic cheering which lasted several minutes. The Committee mustered so strong and was swelled with such additions from the old men's Committee, that it was deemed expedient to adjourn to the large room, when, before order hud been resumed, our reporter was addressed by several of the members, who were free in their expression of disapprobation and ridicule of those of their associates, who had endeavored to.shut the doors against ihe press. "" wny.ims is jusi wmu wn want ?"ine blockheads don't know how silly they are"?" We are heartily glad to see you here." Such were the remarks made by many of the intelligent and sensible members of the Committee. Order being resumed, David Graham, Est). rose and thus addressed Governor Morehead:? 8m 'The pleasing duty devolves upon me as Chairman of the Democratic Committee of Whig Young Men of the city of New York, to present you to this body, and to tender to you, sir, on their behalf, a warm and cordial welcome to the city of New York. To yon, sir, many of us, most of us, are personally unknown. To us, however, you are not unknown. The history of your public services?the eminent career which you have run as a public man before the people of this country, have become so familiar to the young whigs of the city of New York, us to he with us a "household word " (Loud cheers.) Eminent as a statesman?iiistinguisiiea in tne periormance of the responsible duties which in various capacities have devolved upon you?you have long been identified in their esteem with the advocacy nnd the vindication of principles dear to them as citizens? dear to them as lovers of their country. In this respect, sir, the esteem in which you are held by the whigs of New Vork would not, if it were the design ot any one to do so, admit of exaggeration. But there are personal considerations connected with yourself tending to endear you still more to the whigs ot tne city of New Vork. Vou are one of the representatives in the highest councils of the n.it.on ot the sovereignty of glorious Kentucky. (Tremendous cheering ) Vou are, sir, an eminent and honored citizen of that State which boasts?as her peculiar citizen, (thunders ol applause)?of him in whose name wc are enrolled and with whnso name inscribed on our banners we march to battle and to victory. (Renewed cheering) But sir, in the Senate House you have not been unworthily deemed the fitting successor of the illustrious chiaf to whom I have referred, in the councils of the nation. It is no small honor that you have filled the same office which lie has filled, and in a manner too which brought no disparagement to the glory with which he surrounded it (Great cheering ) To these considerations I might advert more fully, but I feel that I am withholding from this assembly i higher pleasure than any I can afford them. But before I take my seat, f deem it proper to say to you that the Whig Young Men ol this city, have invited you to be with them on this occasion.not only to receive the exprrs sion ot their gratiful admiration* of your distinguished services, but also for the por|>o*e of giving you iu person the assurance that they are armed and girdeil tor the fight and that they are awaiting in eager impatience, the day when their efforts will be called into active exertion, and when they will show the success and triumph oi the principles of our glorious cause. (Tremendous cheers ) If you will permit me, sir, on behalf of this Committee, to make the request, we will desire ot you to take their as. surance to your distinguished and patriotic associates of the Senate o( the United States?we desire you to tell them, on your return to your own Kentucky, that the whig young men of New York are prepaied to enlist, as they have, heretofore enlisted, in behalf of the principles ol the Constitution ?and, above all, we ask of you to accept the commission as our special agent to communicate to our distinguished champion the assurance that we are ready to do battle for him and his cause. (Terrific cheering ) We have upon former occasions arrayed ourselves in behalf of these principles Under another name, the Whig Young Men of the city of New York marched, on a former occasion, to victory. The fruits which we had hoped would have been permanent and enduring, have been withdrawn from us by perfidy and treachery; but notwithstanding tiie evils thus hiought upon our country, we, in common with the whig people of the whole nation, [ are again ready to rally under the immortal banner of tlenry Clav. (Enthusiastic cheering ) I desire, on behalf of this committee, that you will be the hearer of this intelligence?1 desire that you will bespeak for us a ready hearing in regard to the efiorts and exertions which wc are prepared to make. IJventureto promise you, in the name ol this committee,?the representatives ot ten thousand , young whigs in the city of New York?that you need tear no disappointment. The city of New York?the empire city of this great State?will bo as surely regenerated?as surely he found array*! on the side of Henry Clay and the whig cause?as that the election of November -.mill i UIIH-Oiruin, 1.11.1 >ensure IU Iiiuiiuaa yun hut thia empire .State'itself will again cast her mammoth vote (or Harry of the West- (Cheering for several minutes ) I have detained you, air, and tho members of the committee, too long. Before I ait down, permit me again to say to you we tender you a heartfelt welcome to our city, and offer you our most affectionate greetings.? (Great cheering) Oovravon Moar.ur.sn then rose to reply and was received with three cheers, and " three cheers more" which were given with the greatest possible enthusiasm. The Governor seemed very much exhausted, and appeared to he laboring under severe indisposition. He thus spoke OssTi.iMt:s--lf I did not appear before you already dis shied hy severe exertion in the fiel I o( political conflict in aid of that cause to which the gentleman who addrpssed you Iih" alluded, and in support ol the pretensions of the distinguished individual whose name you hear?if I did not feel myself, I repeat it, already disabled by the exer ions which 1 havcheeu called on to render during the last few days, I should certainly be utterly overwhelmed by the kindness of the reception I have met with on this occasion Gentlemen, however sincere- and I have no douht they were sincere?have been the declarations made by vour President in relereuce to myself personally, I know very well that my reception on this occasion is in much greater part attributable to that g'eat cause with which i stand connected in a very peculiar degree, and the relations I sustain to the individual to whom he has so eloquently alluded ? Ifeel myself on this occasion utterly unable to re spond to the sentiments which have been advanced. I would do it if I cauld. I come before you a wounded soldier. Not, I trust, disabled in the service; but absolutely incapable, from the temporary exposure to which I have been subjected, in the present state of my health, to present myself before you for any length of time. 1 rise, therefore, merely to return my profound and sincere acknowledgments, as well for the kind sentiments which have been expressed towards myself personally as for those kind and mach tnoro deserving sentiments which have been expressed in reference to that distinguished individual to whom we all look in common as the representative of the whig party. Gentlemen, I feel that this is an occasion which would almost justify me in transcending the limits to which I determined to confine myself when 1 rose to address you But I declare to you with all possible sincerity?with the raodor of a whig fellow laborer that I am at this moment laboring under the pressureof severe illness, snd that it It with 'he greatest possible difficulty 1 can raise my voice high enough to be heard over this assembly. Twoditysago, on the invitation of our fellow citizens of Connecticut, I was found at the seat of government ol that State, surrounded hy fiftren thousand as good whlgs as 1 have seen since I left Kentucky (laughter and choers?ha ! ha! ha* ha ha ha! hurra! hurra! hurra!)? arming themselves for the contest, organising for the combat, and preparing to viudirats whig principles in that ail II I II I ' II vanced skirmish, which will takeplace In Connecticut in the election of State officers in April next. 1 may state for your satisfaction, that i found in that State of " steady habits" an enthusiasm, a fervor, a determination to succeed, which have not been paralleled in any State of this Union. (Cheers?hurra ! hurra ! hurra !) Connecticut is upon her legs?(cheers?hurra ! hurra! hurra!)? And one of the most ilutteriug considerations which presented themselves to me during my temporary visit there, was, that there was but one language, one name sounded, as that of the individual who was to represent the great whig paity in tho contest of 1844?that there was hut one sentiment in reference to him, and that was,that however others may havedeceived us?however we have been, by a most unfortunate and mortifying disappointment,subjected to the embarrassment of having been thrust from the administration of the government during the last three years?the one just sentiment pervaded the wings of Connecticut, that their leader was one who never betrayed his friends. (Loud and long con tinued cheering?hurra! hurra! hurra?a?a?a?a? a?a?a?a !) This sentiment 1 found to be all-uer vailing, all-absorbing, and it is under his banner that they are aliout to enlist, as you have already enlisted. They are leagued with you in tiie same common cause?in support of the same great principles of civil iinerty and oi the constitution of the country as identified with the whig effort for ascendancy in the government, (fentlemen, I should tie happy to detain you whilst I would suggest to you a few considerations connected witli those great duties n i. irn o ,u um vuuimj ??u muikiiw, upon us at this moment with peculiar force?duties which as it occim to me, it is peculiarly incumbent on ever) whig in the Uuited States to |>erform, regardless of personal sacrifice, and regardful of his country alone.? (Cheers?hurra ! hurra !) It is true that we rally under the banner of a distinguished public servant, whose histary is familiar with the whole country, and whose services have identified him for thirty years with the glory of the republic. (Oreat cheering? hurra ! huria ! hurra -a?a?a'.) It is true, encouraged by his example?strengthened by his devotion to the great principles of public liberty?we battle under him ; but our attachment to him >s only a means by which to secure the permanence?stability ? perpetuation of the Constitution, aud the true and just policy of the government. Aud it is praise enough for him ?it is honor enough for him?it is fitting testimonial of gratitude, too, for services for thirty years in the cause of his country, which have made his name illustrious throughout the nations of the globe ;?that he should be singled out by the universal voico of public sentiment throughout this Union as the only individual who shull represent the party in the next canvt ss before that part} should be called into convention to make a regular nomination. (Oreat cheers?hurra ! hurra ! hurra?a?a ! ho I ho ! ho !?hurra !) It is honor enough tor her?for Kentucky, whose representative he has been?for us all And now, in his name, and in the name of Kentucky, I, as her very unworthy representative, thauk you?most kind ly and sincerely thank you?for the demonstrations which you have already made in support of this great cause ol our country. I thank you that you have arrayed your selves for this contest. I know, Mr. President, that this duty will be nobly discharged. I am well content that the interests of the whig party shall he entrusted to the management of the ten thousand young sacn of the city ol New York.whose representatives are before me. (Cheers) I will place with the utmost possible satisfaction.the honor, and interest of the cotiDtry, as they may be all connected with the efforts we aro now making, safely in your hands, ^nd if at anv time, gentlemen, I can he ol' service to you ; if I can facilitate the efforts you arc making in this cause, I shall gladly embrace any and every occasion to furnish you any aid in my power. (Cheers ) With the utmost pojsiblesatisfac'ion 1 shall devote myself at any time to the discharge ol any duty you may assign to mc in com mon with yourselves. It is a common cause in which we are engaged?the sacred and glorious cause of our country, which we all feel and know has been hazarded?hazarded with 'he policy of the government for the last twelve or sixteen years of the administration of its affairs. We are bound together in support of the preten sions of a glorious public servant, who, wo believe, will reform the country from this condition. fCheers 1 We have, as a guarantee ol this, the fidelity of his whole life to the country which he has served?the purity of his principles?the firmness of his opinions?the identity of these opinions with those of us all. (Loud cheers ) I conjure you that, from this time onward, you will proceed in the discharge of the important duties that devolve upon you, and that you will leave nothing undone tu accomplish the great object we have in view.? I need not say that the eyes of the Whigs of this Union are anxiously turned to the State of New York, and to this empire city of the State of New York You have in your hands the power of redeeming this nation from the curses which bad government have inflicted upon it What stimulous to fidelity and patriotic exertion can be added to that 7 (Cheers ) By every consideration, then, of your love to your country?by your love of liberty?by yottr regard for the services,character and fame of thac illustrious man which we all claim as belonging to us in common?I beseech,you go into this great wnrkjwith hearts undismayed by any ditiiculties that may surround > ou. Whatever other States may do,let New York do her duty. Whatever other cities may lie prepared to do, let this great commercial emporium of this Union he prepared to do her duty. 1 have no doubt that the Democratic Committee of Whig Young Men of the city of New York will no theirs (Cheers.) 1 see it in the countenances before me. I see it in the retrospective view which 1 take of the efforts you have made. 1 sen it in that known devolion on your part to the great principles ol the Constituition anil of the party. ileave that cause with the utmost possible confidence in your hand*. Gentlemen, I have said much morn than 1 intended to say when I rose to address you. My object was merely to express my acknowledgement to m> friend thePresident for the kind manner in which he has spoken of me and of'the illustrious man with whom I have lately been associated I do not propose now to dwell on Ihose topics of public interest which are connected with every discussion that arises before the people. Ample time and opportunity will he, I trust, ah lowed me of presenting myself before you, and pouring out all the leelings 1 may have in reference to those great inteicsts which we all have so much at heart. (I.oud cheers) For the present, while I have expressed my obligations to my friend, the President, allow me, in conclusion, to tender my very profound obligations to you, I shall remember this reception with the utmost possible pleasure and satisfaction, no doubt long after it shall have escaped the recollection of all who hear me. The im. pres.",ion made upon me by such scenes can never be obliterated They inform me that the services I have endeavored to render my country have not been altoj gether in vain?that 1 have lived to some purpose?to serve my country and my friends. All I desire is thnt I may be permitted longer life to enlaign still more the sphere of usefulness to which 1 have been elevated by the partiality of my fellow-citizens at home. (Loud cheers.) I thank you, then, gentlemen?I thank |yon most cordially for your kindness, and take leave of you, for the present, with the utmost possible, confidence, and with consolation unutterable attending that confidence, that the pretension* of Henry Clay are safe, in your hands (The Governor then sat down amid great applause ) The Members of the Committee were then severally introduced to the Governor, who was well-nigh shaken topieeesby their enthusiastic salutations. After three cheers lor Gov. Morehead, nnd six for Henry Clav, the meeting dispersed. We understand that it is probable that Gov. Morehead will be called on to nddress a public meeting of the whig forces in this city before he leaves. Attempt of Baoe, the Pirate, to Assassinate his Barber, and commit Suicide.?On Saturday afternoon, Tucker, the colored barber of Centre street, near Franklin, proceeded to the city prisor to remove the beard of Babe, the pirate, who it sentenced to be Itnng on the 7th of next month He placed his lather box in one pocket, and a razoi in another, and entered the cell of Babe, as usual to perform the necessary duty. One of the keeper ! closed the outer door to kpep all safe, and retiree to his post on the causeway, in the centie of the corridor. No sooner had Tucker entered the cell than Babe, who is a very athletic man, seized hirr by the throat, and, witli an herculean effort, forcet I Viim ntrninct lltf? wull nnd (Ipmnntlod lnu ru'/ftr onti inn that his time had come, and he was deternnn ed to cut his (Tucker's) throat, and then concludi the tragic act by performing the same operatiot upon himself. Tucker relused to deliver up th< instrument of death, when Babe renewed his ener giep, and twisted the neckcloth of Tucker with on< hand, while he held the two arms of his antagonis with the other. "Give me the razor," says Babe "while I end your existence and mine also !? Quick ! quick ! or I'll strangle you to death!' "Murder?murder,"shouted Tucker, nt the heigh of his voice. "Silence?silence!" cried Babe. "Giv? me the razor, or I'll twist your neck off." " Ilel low?hellow!" bawled Tucker. "Mr. Keepermurder?murder?help?help?I'm killed?comet< my rescue?oh!?oh!?murder?murder?murd At this instant, Mr. Keeper Fallon, who had beet on the corridor below, rushed to the cell door, anc threw it open, when he found Tucker standinf with his back against the wall, pale as moonlight and shivering as though at the height of an agur fit, while Babe, who stood opposite him, was con vulsed with laughter, and shook his sides as thougl they would crack nt the flight he had given harhei Tucker. Keeper Fallon instantly saw that Bab< had hern practising a startling joke upon Tucker and he also roared with laughter, but Tucker qmet ly edged towards the cell door, and instantly dart ed out, as though still fearful of the threats ofBabt that had so terrified and appalled him. He refuser to shave Babe, but alter considerable solicitatioi consented to hold the glass while the gay pirate shaved himself w ith the razor that Tucker had sc pertinaciously refused to deliver up. A sideglanct from Rabe, as he flourished the razor, caused t econd fit of ague on the part of Tucker, who was compelled to place his nrnt against the wall tr keep the glass from betraying his emotion. The operation was finished nnd Tucker left; but he sayr that it will he n rarity if he ever enters his eel again, us,whenever he thinks of Babe's determined manner and ferocious aspect, whether it was in earnest or not, he cannot avoid shuddering at lii.< previous fright. This Babe is a strange fellow?thus to play of his jokes while stepping into eternity; but we be> heve he will evince the same desire for practical joke until he suffers the penalty of the law for the offence of which he has been convicted Musical and Theatrical. The Italian Opera holds ita course, winning 0 nightly a triumph. I Puritani was played aix nights, j> and Belisario four. To-night the Opera of Lucia a di Lummrrmoor is produced for the first time. It 11 will be the most successful oneot the season. f, The Park is as dark as the rata can desire?no one * disturbs them in their excursions. The dust has not " yet been brushed off the seats, and Shakspeare h leans disconsolate in his niche, mourning the want "

of an energetic management. The Olympic has produced the Opera of Cinderel- " la, and lias succeeded. The cast is very effective ? ?and what is better, attractive. The effort was a p daring one, but Mitchell seldom attempts what he c cannot accomplish. It will probably run for the <1 remainder of the season. The Chatham Theatre Circus has established itself securely, by the excellence of the performances. The company possess every requisite for Jj success. To-night the graceful rider, Levi North, takes a benefit?and Hiram Franklin receives a s complimentary benefit on Wednesday. Both these v excellent performers leave for Europe in the Oxlord. The managers have engaged Otto Molly, who is ut present performing at the National, Boston. The Bowery Amphitheatre, with the theatrical 0 and equehtrian performances united, is liberally " patronized. The managers arc making prepara- u f i /tun tn a* nl ti rtm flio li/ina<i utilli tliM lMs?US ?tf nrrwltl. cing horse pieces exclusively, after the fashion ol Ducrow's Amphitheatre The American Museum presents several strong > atti act ions, and is as great a favorite with the C voung people as in the days of General Tom A Thumb. * The Hutchinsons, after a pleasant ramble on A the southern borders, have returned to 119, and to- ^ night give their first concert at Niblo's Grand Saloon. Wherever they appeared they found friends, p and their sweet New England songs met a pleasing c reception in the land of " Dandy Jim." ? Palrno's late company of English Vocalists have 1 lieen giving several highly successful concerts at " Concert Hall, on the cheap shilling plan. To- j night they repeat their entertainment, which will t( be found well worth the price of the ticket. a Madame Damoreau and Artot have turned the g hpads of the Habanese. Such was their success, ti that the directors of the Havana Society have de- tl elared their intention of placing in their music hall a tablet commemorative of their soirees. At Montreal the Gentlemen Canadian Amateurs gave a performance at the Theatre Royal, for the benefit of the Exiled Canadian Patriots. The a pieces selected were, " Pauvre Jaques," and "Les g Conspirateurs." <1 The Jewess, a grand five act opera by Scribe,has v been produced in a most magnificent style at ihe ? Orleans theatre. The principal parts are sustained v by Mesdatnes Fleury Jolly and J.acourt. and " Messieurs Urosseth, lfles, Lacourt, Arc. The pa- v pers speak of it as surpassing any thing witnessed } in New Orleans since the first establishment ol the t opera. Macready was playing at the St. Charles, i O. ; the papers do not say with what success. V Vandenhoff produced for the first time in that city ' his play of " Passion," on the occasion of his be- ' nefit at the American theatre. He has offered his !, services gratuitously in aid of the funds of the n Charity Hospital. Harkptt played SirPertinax, in t the " Man of the World," at the St. Charles thea- i< tre, on the 15th, when his engagement terminated. Signora de Goni and Knoop appeared for the first c time before a New Orleans audience, at the Wash- t ington Battalion Armory, on Friday the 16th ult. e Signor Casella, whose exauisite performance on the violoncello produced sucn a sensation here dur- j ing the early part of the winter, has, it appenrs, taken un his residence for the present at Pliiladel- j phia, where he intends to devote himself to teaching music. His sister, Signora Caroline Casella, who is reputed to be a pianist of extraordinary me- I rit, accompanies him. . { The Seguin troupe were performing at Mobile. 1 They produced on the 16th, with much success, Ro * sini's opera of "Cinderella," with the following cast:?Prince Felix, Mr. Shrivall; Dandini, Se- a guin; Poinpolini, Archer; Cinderella, Mrs. Seguin t They had played the Postillion and the Somnam- a bula to "crowded houses " c Kirby has sailed for Europe. At Louisville (Ky.) the choir of the Catholic * Church gave a sacred concert, on the occasion of the opening of their new and magnificent organ. B The selections wpre chieflyfrom the Stabat Mater, i, from Mozart, Ilcllini and Sanbilloti. e Rlitz was at Cincinnati. ?1 The Italian Opera.?To-night Donizetti's beau- 11 tilul and popular opera of Lucia di Lammtrmoor jj will be produced for the first time at the new o|>e- ? ra house. From the extraordinary exertions maJe *' by Mad'lle Borghese to give it full effect, we think it will be the most popular opera of the season. It , is interspersed with several delightful arias and i duetts. On looking over some of our old Italian 1 files, we observe that Borghese was eminently sue- j cessful in this opera, at the San Carlos theatre, Na- t pies, in the early part of H3S, when she selected it on the occasion of her benefit. As Lucia is one t of her principal characters, it is probable she will produce a still greater sensation, and we would re commend an early application to the ticket office. 1 Majocchi does not appear. Valtellina, as Lord ' Ashton, and Perozzi, as the Knight of Ravens- i wood, will have an excellent opportunity of dis- j I covering their musical and acting powers. Antog- i nini was to have appeared as the Knight of Ra- 1 venswood.but, in consequence'of his cold, he for- | feits, it is said, $500. We shall miss the acting of Antognini, yet we have no doubt but Perozzi will do it justice. We have seen several rehear! sals of this beautiful opera. It is elegantly and effectively got up. It is founded on the same legend , on which Sir Walter Scott has written his popular j . novel of Ravenswood. Lord Ashton and Sir Ed, gard Ravenswood are the only two remaining mem- i bers of the ancient and powerful families of Woolf- , ( crng and Ravenswood; und with the characteristic , spirit of the feudal times, they maintain a deadly haired against each other, which had der scended to them from the founders of their families. Lord Ashton was wealthy, but Ra] venswood had inherited an impoverished csj tate. In the war between King William, of Scotland, and Mary, the foes are found arrayed against each other?Lord Ashton in the ? ranks of the King, and the Knight supporting the i claims of Mary, who is victorious. To save his j life and retrieve the fortune of his house, Lord Ashton compels his sister, Lucy of Lammermoor, who is deeply in love with the Knight of Ravenswood, - to wed ihe wealthy Arthur, Lord of Bucklaw. As p the reluctant Lucy is about to sign the contract, ^ Revenswood suddenly appears in Woollcrag Castle, and a quarrel ensues, when the combatants are se? perated by Raimond, the tutor of Lucv. She bt comes the wile of Lord Arthur, hut shortly after ? dies of a broken heart. The grief of Kdgard is so great that he commits suicide by stabbing himself in the family vault Sir Walter makes his hero > perish in the Godwin Sands. ' I Grand Ci-ay Ball.?Washington Hall will pre , sent to-night n scene of gaiety and splendor seldom , witnessed. The gallant Whigs of the Third Ward give a grand hall in honor of their distinguished chief, the Farmer of Ashland. The arrangements j are on the most liberal and extended scale. The . room will be decorated with the banners with , which the fight of 1841 is to be fought, and bright j eyes and light hearts will he there to cheer them ^ to victory. The gay quadrille?the fascinating waltz?a thousand lovely women?Governor More' head, of Kentucky?sparkling champagne?Clay tonsts?delightful music?whirl?whirl?cheer? 1 cheer?victory, victory ! Where are our white r kids 1 ! Original On, Paintings.?The student in this ' country has seldom the good fortune to examine ' original paintings from the studios of the old mas" ters. While loitering in the neighborhood of the Apollo Gallery, he will spend n half hour to much I advantage by applying at No. 25 Walker street, be1 twecn the hours of 12 and 3, where, without expense, he will find several originnls, by Salvator > Itosa, Vernet, Andrea, Arc. An opportunity of rare ( occurrence j Officer Baker.?His Honor the Mayor having ( , heard the testimony of the parties concerned in < , the afiray in Grand street, restored officer Baker | , to iiis duty. The conduct of the parties justified t I the determined action of the officer. Thisisales- ] I son for rowdies. I - { 1 Mrs. Thornk's Bicnf.fit.?To-night, th s lady. ' ' for the first time within a year, appeals to her ' friends and offers an excellent bill of *ntertainI merit at the Bowery Amphitheatre. She appears ' in the Carpenter of Rouen and ns Colin in Nature I and Philosophy. The equestrian troupe vary the i evening's amusement with their chaste and classic ' performance. A bumper truly. Ten Dollar* Reward. 00- MARRIAGE CONTRADICTED -The marriage I fMr. THOS. SLOAN to Minn H. 8EELKY, which was i ubliihed in tbii paper on the 13d, is a bate and malignant I ibrication, aa no ?uch marriage ha* taken place, or ?uch n occurrence anticipated. Any individual who could iu? far lower himself from the usual character of a man, 1 nd wound the feeling* of a highly reapectable and an itelligeut young lady, her relutivea and Irieuda, a* to i?ert a thing *o false, doe* not even deserve the appeba on of ctward?that term being uiuaily applied to the bulan specie*, therefore, the word puppy may be most appilv i! od toward* the individual in question lie was 'cunt* ' v ith giving publicity to a tie for some hellish irsin niou* purpose, but be meanly skulks behind ml counterfeit* another's signature, adding insult to "juryAre ward of Ten Dollars will be paid to any |>erson 'ho will discover the individual who caused it to be pubshed, and an additional sum of Kive Dollars for the disovery of tue one who wrote the filthy and obscene oggrel that accompanied it. THOMAS SLOAN, SOOOreenwich street. {ft?- $10 REWARD.?The above reward will be paid y the subscriber for information which wiii lead to the election of the conkmptible scoundrel who forged my ndorsemcnt to the notice of marriage of Mr. Thnmua iloau to Miri Harriet Sealy nn|the Ud Inst., which notice ias publish* d in the New York Herald of this day. CHARLES P. CHAMBKRLIN. New York, Feb. 31, 1844. {ft>- NOTICE.?The gentleman who was on tha corner f <>rand and Mercerstieet about 11 o'clock on Thursday light, who was heard to say "There was something vrong there," will further the end* of justice by calling ipon otticcr llaker, at the Lower Police, us soon as convo lent. LUNATIC ASYLUM. BLACKWELL'S ISLAND 1r Editor : 1 was much pleased with the remarks of the irmd Inquest, in relation to the condition of the Lunatic in) lum en Blackwell's island, and I can say, Irom peroual knowledge, that their statement it just and true ? is this institution is one of great importance to the citiens of New fork, I shall quote the expressed opinion ol lie (/rand lrquest verbatim " They would fail to do justice if they did not place on ublic record the high satisfaction they derived irom a ureful examination of the Lunatic Asylum upon Blackrell'a Island, under the care of Dr. Fdmund Stewart.? 'his gentleman has adopted and successfully pursued the lodern improvements, and the more humane treatment ol icse most unlortunato of our race And the Institution .self, although requiring great enlargement, was found > be most remarkable for cleanliness, neatness and order; nd it i* most fortunate in being entrusted to such intelli ent giiperintendency. The Grand Jury would fain hope hat no future events may remove l)r Stewart from this eld of useful and philanthropic labor." This, we believe, is the first official report In regard to Ms establishment, and it would be well for the citizens > visit this institution, which, under |thc management ol ir. Kdmund Stewart, is conducted on the most approved rinciplea of modern improvement. It is a remarkable, nd at the same time melaucholy truth, that previous to eptember, 1313, the mortality was great and unprecr. ented. We do not wish to cast any censures on those /ho managed the institution unterior to this period?but /e cannot help doubting the rationality of a system /hich should result in so many deaths. Let us for a mount look ut the facts. From June loth, 1830, the day on which the institution vas opened, until September "'JO, 1842, a period of tnrec ears, three months, and twenty days, there were admit ed one thousand and thirty-three patients. Of the deaths 11 the suid period there were two hundred and eleven 'rom September 30, 1842, until the 22d of September, 843, tlieic were ninety-eight deaths. We ask what win he cause ol this morlality I No epidemic prevailed ; we hereiore inquire what was the cause of this great num ier of deaths I Was the diet bad ? Was the medical treatment destructive to life? Were the patients treated like leasts? We again say?what was the cause of death ma ;ing such havoc among the victims of lunacy? ''Fiat justitia mat ccelum,"?and agreeably to thisclnssial maxim we are prepared to say that it would be difficult o obtain the services of aay medical man superior, ot ven equal, to those of Dr. Stewart. According to our latin quotation, let justice be done il he heavens fall. We invite our fellow citizens to look nto this important establishment, and say that philuso ihy, humanity, and science shall be sustained against gnorance, prejudice, and mendacity. MED1CUS. Cg- ANOTHF.R GLORIOUS TRIUMPHl-Just pubished at the New World Office, No. 30 Ann street, prict me shilling, the Life and Adventures of J sex ok thf. ilit.i. ! (commonly called Lord Othmill; created, for lib minent services, Baron Waldeck and Knight of Kitcolie ) A fireside story, by William llowiit. This is i. glorious book ! Full of the richest humor and the strangest i.lventurc; it will alike please both young and old, and bt ought after by thousands and tens of thousands. Talk bout theatres, concerts, operas, and the like, when you an have "lots of fun" at your fireside, for a single shil ing. The first edition will go off so fast that those who could secure a copy must be on hand "bright and early,' t 80 Ann street. Ten thousand copies of this capital work have been lined and sent to all parts of the United States, reserving lit 1000 copies for New York. The cost of the English dition is $4.60. First American edition, 121 cents'. Now ready, at the New World Office, 30 Ann street, lie Bkkthovkn Coi.i.ECTiox of Ssc.rf.n Music. The grea elay in getting this work ready will be amply repaid in uality and beauty, it will, we are confident, more than t?nt ?httt,vnufi?oll(mo nf <hu niihllr* Dririiri i stfi HOllOrtls nd choirs can now be supplied, l'rice one dollar?a iscount to the trade. J. WINCHESTER, Publisher. ft?- ANOTHER GREAT WORK.?This morning, a' hoNew World flice, 30 Ann street, price one shilling. I'he Crock of Gold ; 11 rural novel, by Martin Farqnhai ["upper, author ot " Proverbial Philosophy," &c. We know not in what language to express our admimion of this beautiful work. It is truly delightful and its lerusal will gladden the hearts of both rich and poor ivery body should read it?the price is only PlJ cents pei opy, with tliu usual discount to those who buy to sell tg&in. An immense edition will be sold. J. WINCHESTER, Publisher. ft?- ITALIAN MEDICATED SOAP.?Every one who ise ibis Soap recommend it. There are no alkaline salts, jorrosive substances, or blistering particles, which most ionps contain. This soap will render the most sallow 'ough, chopped complexions delicately white, solt and imooth. It braces up and cherishes the skin, with bal iamic and nutrimejital juioes?effectually prevents tetlers, ring-worms, and eruptions, and cures them when prelent. It is particularly recommendod to those females whose skins are delicate, for even in middle age it almost produces the appearance of youth. To be l'ound in New York only at 67 Walker street, one door from, mind, from, not at the corner of Broadway?AO cents a cake. ft?- DALLEY'S MAGICAL PAIN EXTRACTOR.? Irrefragible and positive proof of the virtue* of thin great salve, lor the cure of all sores, hums, scalds, erysipelas, sore nipples, scrofula, piles, frosted parts, chilblains, chaps, sore eyes, and all inflammations, is furnished from the fact that all New York and the Union is appealed to The New York Agency is at 67 Walker street, one doot I'rom the corner ol Broadway. The late agents have held us this day to hail in the amount ol $2MK) tor libels, which, added to the f*O()0 in the Supreme Court, lor alleged libel some time since, lor defending our Poudre Subtile, lor eradicating hair, against his attacks, making a grand total of 7A00 dollars of injury done to his reputation. N'Imports?we shall continue to sell the real Dalley's, undismayed by our opponent's proceedings. He lias only sueceedeil in shutting out our advertisements from one paper, and that the Express. ft7- RICORD'S PARISIAN ALTERATIVE MIXTURE, for the radical cure of primary or secondary Syphilis, and all diseases arising from an injudicious useol mercury. This powerful alterative is warranted to re move all impurities from the blood, and etlectually eradicate all former disease from the system. Sold In single botles, $1 each?in cases of half a doxen, $A, carefully packed, and sent to all parts of the Union. Office and Consulting Rooms of the College of Medicine and Pharmacy, 9A Nassau street. W. 8. RICHARDSON, Agant fir/- COMSTOCK Si CO.'S EXTRACT OF 8AKSA PAKILLA?For purifying the blood, ot 21 Courtlandt street?price 60 cents per ISottle, or $4 per dozen. Also, the Chinese Hair Eradicntor?warranted to eradicate hair from tho face, neck, or arms, and not injure the skin. &?- "THE SEASON FOR COITOHS AND COLDS has literally come," and almost every person you meei with is more or less troubled. Sherman's Cough Lozenges are a convenient article to carry in the pocket, and ms) he taken through the day without any interruption from business; and they make quick work, the most seven cough or cold yielding to them in 24 or 30 hours. Is yout rest broken at night by a tedious cough? Try Sherman's Cough Lozenges. Have you pain in the breast and side? Apply one ot Sherman's Poor Man's Plasters, and out word for it, you will lind more ami quicker relief from these remedies than all the nostrums in the world They never fail to cure. Dr. Sherman's warehouse is 108 N?ssnu street. Agents?227 Hudson street; 188 Bowery; 77 East Broadway, and 130 Fulton street, Brooklyn. Cfit- THE EA8T INDIAN HAIR DYE WILL COLOR the hair and not stain the skin, at 21 Courtlandt street. Also a splendid article of Cologne Water, quart bottlesprice 50 cents. (tfj- TO THE MARRIED AND UNMARUIED?Dear Clentle Reader?Arc you awaro that personal appearance is a great fortune in this world, and that it is most disgusting for a person to have bad, yellow, or dark skin, or bad hair, when they can be easily remedied, that is, if your skin has pimples, freckles, or sunburn on it, or if your flesh is chopped or tender, why, a cake of Jones' Italian Chemical Soap will clear it finely of any disfigurement ? It your hair has ceased growing, is falling out, or turning grey, if dandruff is in the roo's, then one bottle of Jor.es Coral Hair Restorative is the most certain and| excellent remedy everinvented We assure our readers that we have teen it work wonders on persons who hava thus been troubled. It ia sold at a very reasonable price by Jones? (we vouch for anything ho sells)?sign of the American Eagle, ?2 Chatham street, or 139 Fulton street, Brooklyn; 9 State street, Boston; 3 Ledger Buildings, Philadelphia. 0U- COMPOUND EXTRACT OF 8ARSAPARILLA, Oentian and Sasafrns, prepared by the New York College if Medicine and Pharmacy, established for the stippreslion of quackery, A D 1842. This powerful purlflermay be relied on as possessing all the medicinal propertiea of thft above roots unaduIterated by inv mineral preparation, and will be found much more efficacious than the mixture sold by druggists as the Extract of Sarsaparilla, for all diseases arising from impurity of the blood or tbuse if mercury. Sold in single bottles at 75 cents each, enses of hall dozen, *3 Ml; do I dozen, $6, carelully packed and tent to all parts of the Union . W. 8 RICHARDSON, Agent N. B A liberal discount to agents. Terms cash, office jf the college, 96 Nassau st. (fry- RHEUMATISM.?The Indian VegetnMe Elixir mdLlniment, from 21 Courtlandt street, is warranted to cure any ease, or no pay will be taken for it. Also, Dr. McNait's Acomtic Oil, a certain euro for Deafness. It relieves at once. (W- PRIVATE MEDICAL AID ?The member* of he New York College of Medicine anil Pharmacy, in rereturning the public thank* for the liberal support they M have received in their elferta to " lupprea* quackery * ' P i eg leave to state that their particular attention continue* Lt do directed to all diseases of a private nature, and from the great improvements lately made in the principal hos- , pitals of Europe in the treatment of those diseases, they can confidently otter to persons requiring medical aid advantages nut to be met with in any institution hi Uiut ountry, either public or private. 1 he treatment oi the College is such as to insure success in evcrv case, and is totally different from that 'icrn r cits practice of ruining the constitution with mercury, an 1 in most cases leaving a disease much worse thea the original. One of the members of the College ,for many years connected with the principal hospitals of Europe, attends daily for a consultation from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. Terms?Advice and medicine, $6 A cure guaranteed. imrostajir to Coiiwtsv Invalids.?Persons living in the country and not finding it convenient to attend personally, can have forwarded to them a chest containing all medicines requisite to perform a perfect cure by stating thoir case explicitly, together with all symptoms, time ot contraction and treatment received elsewhere, if any and enclosing (A, post paid, addressed to W. 8. RICHARDSON, Agent. Office and Consulting rooms of the College, 9A Nassau street. CtJ-OIL OF TAN.VIN? For Boots, Shoes, Carriage Tom. Harness, Sic.?keeps all leather water proof, and dnuhlf-s lis u air i,t oi f-mirtlAnrlt street Also. Dr. dpohn's Sick Headache Remedy?a certain cure. Warrunted. x Ot^- PROFESSOR VELFEAU'S SPECIFIC PILLS, for the radical cure of Oonorrhma, Gleet, and all mncHpurulent discharges from the urethra. Theae Pilla are confidently recommended by the medical faculty in 1 this country and Europe, an an infallible remedy lor those distressing complaints, and guarantee! to cure the molt ohitinate cases in half the time uiually occupied oy the old treatment. Sold in boxea, $1 each. Office and Consulting Room* of the College of Medi cine and Pharmacy, 9A Nassau atreet. W ft. RICHARDSON. Agent. (O- CONSTITUTIONAL DEBILITY CURED.?Tlio fonic Mixture, pre[?ared by the College of Medicine and Pharmacy of the city of New York, la confidently re commended for all cases of debility produced by secret in dulgence or excess of any kind. It is an invaluable reme dy for impotence, sterility, or barrenneia (unlet* depend ing on mal-formation.) Single bottles $1 each ; cases of half a dozen $5; carefully packed and tent to all part* of the Union. Office of the Colloge of Medicine and rharmacy. f?* Nassau street W. H. RICHARDSON. Agent HONEY MARKH.T. Nunday, February 95?G P. M. 1 The past week has presented several very important features in the movements ol trsde and speculation. The cotton market in particular is in a very curious and intar ;?ting state. The late news from Europe |has had a very extraordinary effect tn this aitide, and completely upset all the calculations of speculators. Cottoa is pressing forward from all the principal ports. Holders are anxious to get their stocks into the Liverpool market as soon as possible, and several packets arc rapidly filling up at increased rates. Prices in this and the Liverpool market > have reached a just proportion, and cotton purchased here can lie laid down In Liverpool lor about two far- M things less than tho last quotations current in that port. This is a great inducement to ship as extensively as possible. Until now, the difference in price has been against this market; at present it is in favor, and the opportunity will doubtless be made available ton great extent. One cause of this is, our market is unsettled. Prices are tending a little downward, and holders are more disposed to submit to the views of purchasers than before the arrival of the Hibernia. Within the past week operations have been very heavy. The stock market has improved lately very much. The movement* in cotton have given encouragement to the stock broken, and the rate* of securities have shown quite an advance on previous rates. Tricks or Stocks ik the Nut York Market. ' Sat. Man Tu'y TVe'y 7Ti'u Fr*|/ Sa'y L Island, 74 7t>V 7t 74 V 7?V 74 75 Vtohawk, 54 55 51V 55 56 57 57 tarlom. 48 V 47V 48 48V 49 V 49 V r"atf 79 80V 8IIV 8rtV 811V 82 80V "armors'Loan, .74 34.V 34)i 34V 31V 3SV 3# Canton, 32 33 32 V 32 32 V 33 34 Norwich, 35V 36 35)* 35V 34V 35V 35V l)hio 6's, 99V 99V 99'4 99V 99V 99V 99V Illinois, 43 43,V 43V 4?X ? 43V 43V 'ndiana, 36 V ? 39 V 39 V 39 39)4 39), Cciilucky, 101V 103V >03)4 103V '03V >04 104 The advance has been the heaviest in Kentucky and Indiana. Ohio 6's are gradually creeping up to par again. Harlem and Mohawk have improved about three per cent; Farmers'Trust and Canton about two per cent. At the extensive conflagration of cotton at the New Orleans cotton press, it is estimated that 8,000 bales were contained, on which there was an insurance of $300,000, liatrihuted nmongst the following offices, viz The Western Marine and Fire, $100,000 ; the Orleans, $60,000 ; the Ocean, $50,000 ; the Merchants, $50,000, and the Mil- . tual Safety (of New York) $40,000. This fire destroyed full one two-hundreth part of the wholo new crop, and mokes a difference in the supply of double that amount. ^ Ml such accidents go towards sustaining prices for the quantity left. Annexed we give the monthly returns of the banks of Ohio whose charters have not expired by limitation, as made by the Auditor of the State.? Danes or Ohio. Januai -y. February Nnmetnf Hank I. Leant. Specie. Loans. Specie. Lafayette B-, Cincin'i, 785.4611 72,207 594,454 19? 352 Hat.k' f Wonsier, 444.915 464.753 424.742 169,373 B*i>k of Xenis, 155,723 44,390 1111,977 44.4 81 ItsnU of Mass.il "n, 262.3(14 138.722 2 5.755 135,7113 Bank of Norwalk, 117 959 3(4 942 115 739 31,144 Bank of C relev'le. 356,560 72.062 353,301 75,149 linton Bk, Columbus, 587,575 18(1,1)26 767 451 51.959 Btnk of Sandusky, 162.392 82.214 186.251 80.584 Total. 2.872,897 785.316 2.814,670 778 345 Ci'rc. Dept. Circ. Dept. Lafayette Bk, Cincin'i, 92.644 U7.2I2 562,i?3 88,627 ClintO" Bk. Columbus, 559 74 4 74 9 81 81.112 108.271 11 ?n6 of vorwalk, 16,878 33,701 16,810 34.720 Ba.k'fXenja, 195,119 67,0'-7 196.099 53,614 14 .nh o''Circlesi'Ie, 544,891 105 799 340 5*6 13(4,170 Baik of WoostS', 455.430 109,401 454.379 95,789 aik < f via sil'on, 393,931 45,0'19 385.639 65,3 3 lauk of Sandusky, 199 605 24 656 197,759 46 431 Total, 2,258 2 55 5 7 816 2,234 427 602,375 This exhibits a small falling oil' in the leans, specie, and circulation, ana an increase in me iieposuei. i nt omi of Wooiter, the Lafayette Bank of Cincinnati, and the Dank of Xenia, by a bill lately passed through both houiea of the Legislature, are continued in operation, under cer. tain restrictions, after the expiration of the present charters. The principal provision* of the bill as it passed, makes the stockholders individually liable for the circulation of the bank and for deposits, except where the parties ihnll otherwise agree; but leaves the responsibility to be unforced in the usual way against partners, instead of being enforced under the Bartley law. It prohibits stockholders from borrowing more than half the amount of their stock paid in. It requires the hank to keep one dol. iar in coin, or eastern funds, for every threa of circula- 1 tion ; and in case the cain falls below that proportion, no new discount or issue is to be made until the cein is replenished. And it punishes embezzlement by the officer* by imprisonment in the penitentiary. The Free Banking system proposed wit', doubtless, lay over this *es*ion.|it has not many lriends or advocates in either House. The present system will be made to aniwer by created restrictions and penalties. The indi" vidual liability of stockholders is a perfect iarcr. That clause, so obstinately adhered to by many members af the Legislature, amounts to nothing at all. It can be vaded without the slightest danger or trouble. All n stockholder hss to do, in case the hank he is coanected with gets into difficulty, is to transfer his stock to an irresponsible individual, and all liability ceases. The objection raised against inserting thi*;clau*e in the bill was, lhat it would deter capitalists from investing bank stock. This is a (ull exposure of the danger urising from any connection whatever with banking institution*.? Can bank directors and stockholders expect that the people will place any confidence in their promises, when they do not entertain the slightest quantity themselves 7 Thay wiih to avoid every riak themaelvea, and expert the public will truat them any amount they choose to put out. We published a few day* since some statement* in relation to the Plainfield Bank of New Jersey. The position 1 of this institution, induced us to warn the public against its circulation. A report in the New Jersey papers shows the annexed condition :? Pi.siismf.i.o Rank. ./In rti. I.iahilitin R lls receivsbK $79,165 Caoital itoek, $50 (109 Rent estets, 6.721 Circulation, 97.97J ' >**r dr f s 21 >ne. Hepojiro s, 21,640 Specie ftt-d*. 64,164 Pre lit and hss, 451 $170,071 $170,1/71 This report exhibit* the fact that, with nearly one hundred thousand dollars of paper in circulation, principally amongst mechanics and the poorer classes, there is not a single solitary dollar in specie on hand. Not even one imperfect I silver dollar. We have it stated that this institution has $84,000 in "specie funds" on hand, to meet the payment ol immediate liabilities,equal to $130,000. Now what are "specie lunds?" We have had| frequent samples of "specie funds'' to know that it means any thing but actual, hard, solid go!d and silver. "Specie funds" arotoo often put down to deceive the public they principally consist of checks or post notes, or duo bills, or any kind of personal obligation* not worth a rush.? This is worse than the North American Trust and Banking Company. The financial genius who presides over the destinies of the Plainfield Bink has been vnry success ful in obtaining large circulation lor the Jacksonville and the various hRnks he regulates, without tho trouble of keeping specie on hand, and the holder* of sueh bill* have sultercd in consequence. The report made by the Commiltccof Ways nnd Means in the Maryland House ot Delegates on the IPth ult , in re.

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