Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 29, 1844, Page 2

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PICTORIAL HERALD. MAGNIFICENT NUMBER! Mr. Polk'a Home in the West. BROADWAY AT NOON-DAT. TRINITY CHUROH. The Weekly Illustrated Hernld, to be issued to morrow, will contain a beautiful view of Mr Polk's residence in the pic'ure?que village of Columbia, Tennessee This is qtire a ?em, and ha9 been taken from in original drawing procured with great car" and expose It presents a most interesting view fif the |?eireful ^nd retired home.from which th- Pr*-S'dent-elect h>i?i been called by the popular voic*, to tike up his abode in the White Ht?i,?e? the e irtnly ptrddise of Ameii an political ambi tion Another engraving gives a graphic illustration of the r,*y and bust ing scene presented iu Broadway at noou-diy, in th<j full blaze of 6iinshine and fashion. The third engraving gives an admirable view of the splendid temple erected in Broadway, immedi "'-Iv in front ot the great avenue of Mammon, where it is the Evil Ooe's custom to engage in the pleas-m' game of nine pins. Price of the whole, only cents. Natural History of lh? Ntw York Dar. The members nhhe bar in this city may be divided into three classes?first, good lawyers, who are gentlemen; secondly, good lawyers, who are not gentlemen; thirdly, pettifoggers, who are neither lawyers nor gentlemen. This division is simple and accurate, and includes every individual who issuid to practise law in the city of New York. The definitions are clear and intelligible to the humblest capacity; and unlike many definitions in science and philosophy, they do actually convey a correct idea of the thing intended to be explained. Let us briefly glance at the habits and characteris tics of the several classes thus indicated and de fined. The first elass, which is composed of good law- I jrers, who are gentlemen, is a very small one. It is j possible that the number exceeds that set down as I the maximum of just men, whose return to the an- I gel engaged in taking the census of the virtuous in the doomed city of Sodom, would have ensured its immunity from the threatened vengeance of in sulted heaven. The bar of this city can indeed boast of a few men, whose eminent professional attainments derive additional lustre from the refined manners, the cultivated taste, the uni form urbanity, and gentlemanly demeanor which characterize their possessors. These are worthy successors of those distinguished men?the Em nu'tts, the Wilkinses, the Willses, and other kindred spirits?who gave such dignity and cha racter to the bar of New York twenty years ago. It were invidious to mention names,but few of those who are conversant with the movements of the se lectfew whogive tone to any movements in society, literature, science, or refined civilization in this city, which are really worthy of respect, can be at a loss to fill up that brief list, in which stand the names of the good lawyers of New York who have the educiuion, feelings, and mannersof gentlemen. We now come to the second and much more nu merous class?the good lawyers who are not gen tlemen. There are a great many talented and sharp wit'ed blackguards in society ; and as the practise of the law iu the present state of the ad ministration of jus ice, presents peculiar facilities for the successful exercise of a combination of ta lent, srnartnrss, vulgarity and coarseness, it is not at all surprising ihnt at the bar we find a very nu merous representation of that class in society to which we have just alluded. We do think that we caa in thiB city match any bar where the name of Blackstone is honored, in clever lrwyers who are as free from any pretensions to the character of gentlemen, as the region of the "Five Pom s" is to cleanliness or virtue. We have repeatedly heard these men in their pleadings before a court and jury, iudulge in a strain of coarse, vulgar, impudent, personal attack on parties not even di rectly implicated in the case, ?'hich could have been properly chastised only by means of a horse whip. And then the manner in which this class of legal practitioners browbeat, and insult, and wound witnesses, is shameful and brutal in the extreme. Almost the first rem>rk which eveiy intelligent traveller makes on visiting one of out Courts of law, is, "What license you do allow your lawyers!" The stranger is astounded. He can scarcely believe it possible that a Court will Buffer its own character to be disgraced?its dignity trampled upon?the rights*>f individuals to be rutnlersly violated?public decency outraged by the toleration of such beastly lanxuage nn the part of counsel in theirspeeches, and in their cross examination of witnesses Talk of the scurrility and personalities of the press! Why we have heard lawyers abuse parties and witnesses before our courts, in terms of invective,such as we have never seen in the columns of the most reckless and vio lent partizan print; and heaven knowsthis isindeed about the lowest standard of comparison to which, spokeu or written Billingsgate can be reduced. we had recently a case m which this great and glaring evil?for it is indeed a social evil of alaim ing and growing magnitude?was presented to the attention of the public in a very intelligible man ner. The high-toned and honorable feelings of a young gentleman, were so stung by the gross and off -risive personalities of one of these lawyers, that he administered a severe drnbbing to the offender; and when the case afterwards came before a crimi nal court, the harsh sentence first pronounced was very properly reviewed, and the hasty avenger ol thr outraged honor of his family, received what was tantamount to an honorable acquittal. And yet a portion of the party press, which is utterly incapable of taking any generous, comprehensive view of matters connected with the social con dition, condemned this lenity, and insisted that the chastisement of the brutal vulgarity of a lawyer, who grossly abused his professional privilege, in attacking the persona! character of parties not properly before the court, should have been visited with the utmost rigor of the law ; whilst that very press would have been th? first to protest against the monstrous injustice of punish ing some desperado connected with a political club, who had attempted to deprive a fellow being of his life. It is indeed matter of astonisn ment to us that the coarse, insolent, and unman nerly personalities of these lawyers do not more frequently provoke serious breaches of the peace. Of one thing, at least, we are quite convinced, that the toleration by the bench of such conduct on the part of lawyers, exercises a most demoralizing influence on society. If private character and private feelings are not respected in our courts of law?if m the very temple of justice itself, ail that honorable men regard as sacred and dear is ruthlessly trampled upon?if scurrility, in vective, and blackguardism, are tolerated in the ministers of the law, how can we expect that out of doors, in the daily social intercourse of men, any regard will be paid to the decencies and cour tesies of life 1 Will not the artificial barriers by which, in all well-regulated societies, the constant outbreak of the evil passions of the human heart is restrained, come at Isst to be unceremoniously and universally disregarded 1 But ler us now pass on to the third class?those who are pettifoggers, being neither lawyers not gentlemen. This is by far the Isrgest class of nil. It i'"in; rises the shoals of sharks about the "Tombs" iin? h?rp?M thu hsuf about th? Mwine.Oourt? one of their greatest harvest-fields, by the by?the smallerfry that swarm around the " ward courts"? and the innumerable herds scattered all over the city. Probably one half of the litigation in the city, aud on?--tt?irii of the vice and crime, owe their origin to three pettif ggers. The plots and con trivances are innumerable, by which they manage to continue thrir loafing and disreputable existence. Their rapacity and demoralization, as exhibited urou id the "Tombs," are almost incredible, and .niio* oJ made the subject of another article. In oneoi their ^cnemes only we have Fpace at present to advert. It is quite characteristic. It is the get (ing up of prosecutions against the newspapers for libel. If a trifling illusion appears in a report of criminal or any other proceedings at the Courts, these pettifoggers go to work, hunt up the individu al in question, and persuade him that the publication is a gross and malicious libel, if the individual a* hot headed,and not particularly gif ed with sens* they work Uyou his feelings until they excite h s spleen against the editor; if he be a poor hungry loiter, like themselves, th*-y at-sure him that a fine cnauce u < fl red of making a handsome sum by a prosecution ; and ihus in many cas^s they succeed in extracting a tee of eight or ten dollars. But they h*ve, of course, no idea of a prosecution. Their next tffort is to get an additional ten dollars irom the newspaper proprietor " to stop proceedings."? But lately some of the proprietors have been be fore-hand with these pettifoggers, and by prosecut ing the matter, and bringing out the real facte, the lawyers themselves have been indicted or driven out of the city. Su;h is a brief and cursory view of the natural history of the New York bar. The subject is am ple, interesting, and important in the highest degree. We have merely glanced at it. Enough has been said, however, to show that a gren. reform is wauted in the legal profession. How it can be ef fected we are at a loss to kr<ow, unless it be through the agency of the good lawyers who are gentle men, on the bench and at the bar. Will we appeal in vain to them for the purification of their " order" ?for the expulsion from it of those elements of vulgarity, dishonesty, and crime, which have so sadly disfigured, weakened, and degraded that pro fession which should be the pare, honorable and irreproachable minister of justice, order and mo ralityl The MubberCase on Staten 1si,an?.?On Mon day moraing last, a special Court of Oyer and Ter miner commenced the second investigation into the case of Polly Bodine, at Richmond. It was generally considered likely, that much difficulty would be encountered in procuring a jury Oil that Island, as free and impartial as should satisfy the prisoner on one hand, and the people on tha other; the opinion was quite correct,and it has been fully sustained by the proceedings of the last four days devoted to the case. Our reporter went down for the purpose of giving a complete report of the trial, intending to remain present during the entire in quest; but finding that the result of four days con stant application of the Court has been to get but two jurors empanelled, and as there is good reason to think that the next week will not be more suc cessfully spent in efforts to obtain a jury,it appeared to him that there was little use in remaining. From the report in to-day's Herald, and those previously published, the public will gather a correct impres sion of the nature of the proceedings up to yester day afternoon; and after reading them, and remark ing the sameness which prevails throughout, we think they will come to the conclus;on,that an ex tension of the report of the preliminary proceedings in the case, would not be worth the time?for until a jury is obtained, the doings of the Court will be but a transcript, with a change of names, of what has already taken place. Very great zeal is shown by counsel lor the accused, and not a point, even the most minute, but is seized by them and turned to as much account for their client as is possible tor legal ingenuity to do; nor are the gentlemen engaged on behalf of the prosecution behind ; for nothing is neglected by them, and no pains spared that can be made subservient to the ends of pure justice. Perhaps the great, and, it may be added, laudable zeal shown by both sides, not omitting the uncommon patience, and untiring assiduity of Judge Kent and his associates, may tend to prolong the trial; we believe, however, that delay in this case is unavoidable, and that after all, they will be unable to get a jury; and the whole time, and trouble, and expense incurred in the case will go for nothing. Thk Whig Journals and Mr. Bancroft.?The whig partizin prints have again opened their bat teries on Mr. Bancroft, the historian. They got rather the worst of it in the attempt to make him out guilty of giving a partiz in coloring to his ae count of the Rhode Island charter; and now they accuse him of the wholesale plagiarism of a rare M3. winch he obtained from Mr. Everett, the American Minister at the Court of St. James, and ot which it is now alleged a duplicate copy was lately offered for sale. Mr. Bancroft, it is said, had incorporated ihe MS. in a forthcoming volume of his history; and fiading that he could not pro cure the duplicate for love or money, he melted down the stereotype plates in order to prevent a discovery. The whole story is as apocryphal as the stories of the part) journals generally are, and altogether has a " Roorbackish" flivor. The Courier and Enquirer re echoes the hue and cry against Mr. Bancroft, and refers to a striking coincidence between a passage in his " History" eulogistic of the Puritans, and one which occurs in Macauley's splendid paper on "Milta"inthe Edinburgh Review. We first pointed this out a twelvemonth ago. it is true, the resemblance is striking, but it is a matter of trifling importance. Nothing is more common than for the same ideas to occur to different minds, and be expressed by ihem in almost the same language. This instance only affords anotherexample, as the poet remarked, who was accused of pilfering from Shakspeare, of "how very closely the stntimentt of two great men may be allied," Thk Indignantly Virtuous Club? of London. ?The resolution of certain fashionable clubs in London, to blackball every American proposed for membership, is one of the most amusing examples of pseudo-morality in a paroxysm, which has ever been presented to our notice. A per son unarquaiuted with the character of the elements of which those clubs are chiefly composed, would naturally and innocent ly enough imagine, that they consisted of the most honorable, honest, pure, and virtuous men in the British metropolis?perfect paragons of morality and rectitude. But when it is considered that the majority of the members are genteel swindlers, who prey upon poor tradesmen, and " !ive by their wits," as the saying goes, a more correct judgment will be formed ot their pretensions to honesty. It is a notorious fact, that the majority of the patrons of these club-houses never pay even the bills of their poor washerwomen, and are constantly driven to all sorts of shifts and contrivances to escape those evil genii of London fashionable life?the duns. Yet these are the men?the Huntingtowers, and Stewarts, and D'Orsays and Beretfords?the gentlemanly swindlers of London, who affect to talk of the honor and honesty of States! TheTrkaty with China ?It appears that the city papers cannot find any thing relative to the new treaty with China, in any of their English files. This may be true. We were the only paper in this city that published the fact of the treaty; and if the other journals will look into the London Globe, cf the day after the arrival of the overland mail in London, they will find under the head of India and China news, the very paragraph that was given by us to our readers. End of thr World.?The exhibition of F. Anelli'i Painting " the Knd of the World," will be open in the day time only from 10 A. M to 4 P. M , from the lat proximo. City Rkform?A number of the democrats of the 9tU Ward held a meeting the other night, and paased long resolution# about the necessity of a re form and re-organization of the city government.? All this ia quite according to the use und wont of the political factions. It ha* always been theprac nee for many years past, of the "old Hutikers," the trading politicians of all parlies, to m,ike a great fuss and outcry about city reform, for 6oine months prior .to a municipal election. It is all "talking to Buncombe." We do not waut w laws or new municipal regulations. What we want is an honest and upright administration of the city government, as it is constituted. The "na tives" had it fully in their power to have satisfied ihe public, and securcd to themselves the ascenden cy over both the old factious. Had they fulfilled their pledges to the community, we should have heard nothing of this renewed agitation of city reform by the locofocos. But it is clear that an ?flort must again be made by the intelligent and independent mas'tsoi the community, to obtain something like un efficient and salutary administration of city affairs. When we look at the corruptions of our police system? at the utterly defective regulations for the lighting, watching, and cleansing cl this great metropolis? at the miserably p.tved streets?at the confusion and disorder prevalent at the steamboat landings?at the abuses of the omnibus system?at the enormous expenditures, producing an almost intolerable bur den of taxation?at the utter absence of any thing like an intelligent, active, and efficient supervision and ipanagement of city affairs? the melancholy fact forces itself upon us, that although the citizens of New York ar? annually obliged to contribute an immense sum for the support of a municipal gov ernment, they are yet almost entirely destitute of the benefits and blessings which ought to result from it, and which would be created by it, if it were in proper hands. The present time is, we must confess, favorable for a renewal of the agitation for city reform. We have had a settlement of the Presidential question. National and State politics, which have hitherto been introduced with such pernicious effect into the municipal election, cannot now exercise such an evil influence, in diverting the attention of the citizens from matters which really affect so closely their own interests. We are therefore glad to per ceive an effort made in any quarter to turn the at tention of the people of this city to this all-impor tant subject. It iB evident that it is now too late to expect anything from the parly at present in the ascendant in the corporation. The expulsion of the apple-women Irom the Park?the immortal idea of the tin cups around the Fountain on the Fourth of July?and the prosecution of poor barbers for enabling a Christian to clean his teeth on Sun day?make up, we believe, the exploits of the pre sent corporation in the way of achieving city re form. It is now time to devise ways and means of getting something a little more useful and bril i liant than this. Is it nutl Curious Phenomena at Ska.?We learn from Captain F. A. Crocker, ot the ship North Bend, from Bdtavia, that he met with a singular pheno mena while on his passage to this port. It appears, that about the 20th of October, when in lat. 12 N? Ion. 38 W., a great number of grass j hoppers alighted ou the deck and sails of the ship, and also ou the sea. They continued hovering about the vessel tor two or three consecutive days, and then disappeared. It was supposed, from ap pearances, that there must have been thousands, if not millions, within the space of a few miles. They were like the grasshoppers of this section of the world, except in color, and that differed only in shade?those seen at Bea having been ol a deeper red. Who can explain (his phenomena'! It was an extraordinary one; for these insects seldom fly more than two hundred yards at a time. In the above instance they were seen seven hundred miles at sea. It is thought that they were carried to that distance by a hurricane into the hieher cur rents of the air, and then falling into au adverse current or strata, they alighted on board the North Bend. If this opinion be correct, they come from South America. Tiik Anti-Kknterr.?The Governor of New Yoik hus issued hisproclamation,offering a reward ol five hundred dollars, for the apprehension of those men, disguised as Indians,who recently way laid u deputy sheriff, in the town of Sandlake; while on his way to summon witnesses before the grand jury of Rensselaer county, took his papers from him by violence, and threatened him with personal injury. What good will this dot The Long Island Accident?Miss Almeda Smith, the young lady whoac limbs were so dread. I fully mangled by the Long la'and Railroad cars at East New York on Saturday last, while in the act of getting out, died yesterday morning at about seven o'clock. She wasattended by Doctors Wade and Edmonds, of East New York, Dr. Kissam, of Jamaica, and Dra. Mason and Hurd, of Brooklyn; who agree there has been no time since the acci dent, which would justify the operation of ampu tation without causing immediate death. Shi* Building.?There ate now several vessels of the largest class on the stocka in thia city. At Brown & Bell'e yard,the keel of a packet ship, to be of thirteen hundred tons in size ia laid ; at William Brown's, a steamer for the North river, to reach from here three hundred and thirty feet up that river, is building ; and Smith <fc Damon have just laid the keel of another steamer, to be three hun dred feet long. This latter boat is to be one of the outside line to Newport and Providence. Arrivals.?The following members of Congress arrived at the Franklin House yesterdayJ. Col lamer, of Vermont; O. Hungerford, of Jeft'erson Co.; John M Niles, of Con. At Howard s Hotel ?John Stewart, of Con. ; I;avid S. Seymour, of Troy; A. Dana, of Ithaca; L D. Carpenter, of Waterville; John Cramer, of Waterford ; C. S. Benton, of Mohawk; C Kathuin, of Herkimer; P. Dillingham, Jr., of Vermont; A. Smith, of Batavia; S. Stetson, of Keeseville. The Season.?Winter has set in^upon us at the right day this year. In good old times it was al. ways expected that the first snow would fall on or about Thanksgiving day. Yesterday (hut festivity was celebrated in New England, and we have heard of snow in several places already. We had a sprinkling in this city. Navigation.?If the cold weather of yesterday last thirty-six hours longer, the river at Albany will be closed. Jack Frost sheeted the basin over at that pi .ce on Wednesday, and ice formed in masses in Poughkeepsie on the name day. Murder Trials ? Baltimore has been famous this month for murder trials. Samuel Jones, Wil liam Freeburger, and Charles Brown, have each been found guilty of inurdt r in the second degree, for killiug Alexander Mcintosh, a city watchman. Latx from Nassau, N. P.?We learn from Cap tain Holmes, of the Rocket, that he perused Nas sau papers of the 14th inst. They contained no news. American produce was very low there, with the exception of corn, which was in demand, and sold at $1 50 per bushel. Firk.?Burnham's Hotel on the Bloomingdale Road was burned down on Wednesday night. Nothing left but the bai-room. Steam Ship Britannia.?This packet will leave Boston next Sunday for Liverpool. Her letter bags will clnse in this city to-morrow afternoon News from Europe.?The Caledonia, with ad vices ftom Europe to the lflth instant, will be due at Boston next Monday. Naval School ?What has become of this valu able auxiliary to our navyl Has it been abnn donedl W?hop?not. . ? * - ? - - Vfby Lat* fkom Jamaica and Ragged Island ?The Rocket, Captain Holmes, arrived yesterday in a short pas uge from Falmouth, Jamaica, and Ragged Island. Our dates from the former place are to the 27ih u!t., and to ]9ih inst. irom the lat ter. We are indebted to Captain Holmes lor the la test news. D> i? Sir . Tnere i* not much news to be expected frcm ?o narrsn a u.ace a* Rigged Maud, vet It may int rest j ou to know ihat the inhabitants have ixperienccd of late, in that place, a great. searcity ot tool Tlity h;.ve depended hitherto mostly upon the vessels that came thaw to load halt, obtaining a Utile lrem one end a little irom another, but these have failed this season. So that they were oo lilted to despatch a couple of small boats to Nassau, N P , for a supply . Bat previous to my leaving they have been reduced very Jow, living only upon what thli they could eaten, and in oeveral instances the last morsel Ivid been consumed, the men had become so reduced as to relure to work, on the plea of thvir being too weak. The few white inhabitants had assisted them 03 lar ns their store would go, but with all it was gettiug so low that they would soon have been in a state cf staivation. l-o:tu nacely, the .:?y previous to my sailing, oivj ot the vessels returned from Nassau witli a full cargo of provisions, which caused n good deal of joy among th> m- As 'hi le are not more than three hundred fouls on the island, a l.ttle i(oea a great w ty with them I saw Nassau papers if the 9th lust., but there was nothing new in them. Corn was selling ihore at $3 pei hag Yours tiuly, A. F. HOLMES, brig Rocket. T 8 - A* I left Jamaica on the 3Tth ol Oct, I send you the latest pappis I could then obtain. Yours, &c. _ November 38, 1941 A. k H. There was a severe ehock. of an earthquake lelt at Falmouth on the 24th ult., which lasted about forty seconds. [From the Kingston (Ja.) Journal, Oct. 19.] Thu first week of the Colonial Parliamentary Session has expired. Like the first week of every session, it is not charorterised by the introduction cf auy important measure. ..... Already the que1 tionof immigration Irom India has been discussed incidentally, and it bus been deemed necessary to take the sense of the house upon the propriety of intro ducing 6000 Coolies into the island during the coming year We might remark that there are two distil.c! points in this matter which the house wi'l have to consider. 1st?whether Jamaica shall, like Demerara, consent to borrow half a million of money for the purpose of trans porting laborers from thn East to the West Indies : and ad, whether the undertaking of the West India merchants to bring in five thousand of those laborers immtdiately shall be confiimud Whether it is prudent in making the experiment with the Coolies, (lor we consider that the West India body in England have committed the island to that experiment by the steps they have taken,) to do so with the large number of 6000 or a smaller one, is a ques tion in the minds ol many. The allusion in the Governor's speech to the "Census," drew fioin members an expression of opinion as to the correctness of the returns. The total number of slaves for whom compensotion was awarded in 1834, was 809 836. There never was any actual enumeration of the white and colored inhabitants during slavery, and no con jectures which may have been formed can tie adduced as evidence of incormctness in the census Besides thero were a great manv old people included in the 909 338 which have died off, and there has been a considerable mortality among the children of the laboreis since free dom. Dr. Spalding's proposition respecting the emancipated Africans in Cuba was withdrawn. It elicited however the information, which is important, that the authorities of that island were disposed to get rid of these people were beginning to be assured that their presence was rather injurious than otherwise, If they are sincere in this latter opinion, they will soon thrust out the Emanci pados, and there is little reason to doubt these will find their way to this land of freedom?a land flowing with milk and honey. We quite agree with the Doctor, that it there be any number ot these persons in Cuba who can he i duced to make this island their home, theirs would be the best description of immigration, not only as re gards the class of the people, but the small expens i which it would cost to bring them over The matter is we have no doubt, in good hands, both hero and in England, and we have to congratulate the colouy upon the deci dedly Anti-Slavery tone of the remarks of honorable members on the occasion in question. Tho times change, and we chnnge with the times. So thought many of the old Anti-Slavery men who were present on the occasion. The at ileal*. Italian Ofera.?To-night tho opera of L-'cretia Bar. gia is to be repeated. Its former representations have been received with the greatest possible approbation, aud we have no doubt that it will to night produce ano ther splendid house, and showers of''bravos" and bo quetf. It is quite amusing to listen to the discussions respecting the relative merits of the two fair Prima Donne. The weak heads of the drawing room literati

appear to ba completely fuddled, by their efforts to make out which of the opera queens ought to reign supreme; and are scribbling away about the throat of Pico, and the eyebrow of Borghcse.in a strain that recalls to our Aiind the exclamation of somebody in "Love'* Labor Lost," This is the liver vein, which makes flesh a deity; A green goose a Goddess; pure, i ure idolatry l,od amend us ! God amend ! We are much out o' the way. The sensible portion of the opera-going people, how ever, knosr how to appreciate both the charming arlists. Etch has her characteristic excellence*, and neither has uny just cause to be jealous of the other. Mr Phillips gives another of his delightful concerts at Niblo's Saloon this evening. City Intelligence. Pullce Office,?Thursday?Robbing a Stbanoeb.? A few days since, a girl naoied Mary Ann Let , together with a man named Henry Holmes, were arrested, charged wi'h having ribbed Mr. Wm McCheiney, of N w Jersey, ol $63, whilst ou a visit to this city. It appears, however, that in this instance, the officer" barked up tlio wrong true." Both the prisoner! were discharged liom custody on Woduesday, und a man named James Haddeii siristed by Conklin and Knapp on the same charge, and he has been identified as the actual thief, and fully committed. Another Sthanhkk Rosbid?A man named Antonio Williams wa* on yesterday arrested by oflicors Knapp and Martin, charged with robbing a iran of liis coat, cloak, and about $75 in money. He appears to have been a re sident ot New Jersey, and on Iridnylast had been in dulging to some extent in the use of ;? strong waters," by which Tie was overpowered, and fell asleep in a house in Outline street, where the robbery was committed. The prisoners were fully committed. Mobs Starring.--A colored woman named Emma Williams was arrested and fully committed for inflicting a severe wound on the person of Joseph Francis, also co lored, with a knife. The wound is not considered dan gerou>i. Purloininu, Montr, Stc ?A young man named Robert Roberts was last evening arrested and committed, for stealing various articles, money, 8ic., from the store of Mr U S. ltose, No. 160 Grand stieet. The prisoner has been in the practice ot purloining from Mr. Rose for some time past. Runaway Convict Secureo.?Two of the prisoners at Blackwell's Island, named Wm. Handley and Hubert Prince, made their escape a lew days since, but were dis covered by deputy keeper Shadbolt on Wednesday even ning, and conveyed back to their former lodgings. Rorbinij an EssfLona.?A rolored porter, named Charles K chards, in the employ of Llppincott &Co., No. 33 r. arl street, wa* arrested by office Rice, charged w ith s'ealir j firm the stoio twenty-five pounds ot tea, worth $30. The tea was found in his possession, and he was iutly committed. ALLMiin Carei rssNtss.?A complaint was entered yrr tesday uguinst Captain De Wald, who commands and acts lis pilot ol the >te.imboat Samson, charging him with wilfully and maliciously ruimii g info one of the barges belonging to the garrison at Governor's Island, complete ly destioyiug the same, and endangering the lives of six soldiers belonging to the Second Regiment ot Artillery, who were in her at the time. The boat was lying at pier No 9, East River, when the steamboat came in and com mitted the alleged injury. A warrant was issued far the arrest of Captain De Ward, and he was held to bail to aii ?wer. _ ? . , Coroner's Office.?SnnnEN Death ?An inquest was held at No 68 at nton street on the body of Mrs. Matilda M Bullwinkle, a native of New York, aged 33 years, who died vrrv suddenly on Monday altemoon.? Deceased went to the hyd'Rnt for a pail of water, and just as she entered the house, she fell down and expired Verdict, death by apoplexy. ..... Death ht Burnino.?An inquest was also held nt the City hospital, on the body ot a child aged three years, named Alien Hheplcy. She was in the basement ?! the house No. 10 Pell street, where the fire occurred on Mon day night, and wa* so badly burned that she died Irom the injuries on Wednesday i ight, at the Hospital, to whichshehad been immediately conveyod. Verdict ac cordingly. , . ..... Another Srnn- N Death.?An inquest was also held at No. JThumas street, on the body of Susan Land, aged 69, a native of England, who died suddenly on Wedues day aitemoon Deceased went to call upon a friend at 174 West street, and had been in the house about five minutes, when she fell to the ground upon h*r face, gasp ed wiceand expired. Verdict, death from disease of the heart. U. H. Circuit Conrf, Nov. 38 ?The Granl Jury having disposed of some bu siness were dischnrged until Monday. Truo bills have been found in some of the cases which have been before them, and the parties will be arraigned this day. Court Calendar?This Day. Common Phai-Nos. 83, 19, 33, 3, 38, 87, 89, 11, 36, 40 Tntkrfsting from North Alabama?Important ifTrub?The "Macou (Ala.) Republican" of Tnursday last has the following paragraph ? It is currently reported here, that three of the northern locofoco counties of this State voted for Presidents 1 Electors on Monday before last! If this be the case, ai d they were not Inlormed of tho mistake in time to corr<ct it by some of their leaders from other counties, there i. yetahopoof carrying tho State for Clay. Somo wings fear, however, that they vote4 again on Monday Inst, and Ihut both votes will be counted for Polk ! That would'nt beat the Wh te Basis. Mklanchoi.y Suioidb ?On Saturday morning last, Dr. A. C Birchard, at whose store the recent fire at Saratoga Springs was first discovered, and who lo?t all his property at that fire, committad filicide by taking oil cC cedar. The cause w hieh led to the commission of tho act, is thus given by Dr B. in two letter* to bis broth ei: Out* detailed bis loss, and the rcpoit of the origin ol the Are in his store, expressed his wish to die, and his hope that his relatives would not mourn for him. The of her espiessel the hardship* under which he hod labor ed to acquire his property destroyed, his hopelessness r f repairing hi* loss, his unwillingness to lira, hii Inability to pay * small debt dus Mr. Nsweomb, of Troy, Conrt of Ojrer an<t Terminer. Richmond, Wednesday, S o'clock, t. M. Caie OK I'oLi.r Bodine Continued ?By the laat steam boat oi Wednesday, the proceeding* were sent npto nearly three o'clock, at which tune the juror Li?k wo. under examination. Counsel lor pro ecuuou chalU?ge4 him, au - induced Mr. Phelps as a witness to. prove uwt L.kk had declared himsell biased in favor of the accus d. 1'ne delenc.) objected to the admu-ibility cf Mr Paelp. evidence, who i U, called to U sufy to a conversation u. which Li'k was pre?mt, und in which he mado language iu r. gaid to the case of Mrs B^'ne, tendintf to ahow that his miud wa? uot ?u an impartial s t . court iillcwud ihu evidence oi Mr. Pnelps, au'1 thereto le examined. He recollected the OOOversation with Mr. Lisk, and understood him to say, that irom au he (Lisk) had heard, ne could not iiud the prisoner guil y ; does not recollect that he said any thiug on the abstract question of her guilt or Innocence ; remembers Mr. lux said something in justification of Mr. Decker, the juror who refused to join in the verdict against the prisoner. Mr. Richards railed as a witness ani sworn.?Had a conversation with Mr. Lisk after the last tiial upon the subject, on which occasion he (Lisk) said that he gloried there was one man on Suten Island who would not take l,f?. It was here objected, on the part of the prisoner, that thia testimony wasextran ons.and should not be allow ed The Court held the objection good. Counsel on both sides entered into a long argument up in th- admissibility of Decker The Court charged uud xplauied the law bearing upon the case, and read his notes of the t vidence lor tip inclination of the tryers. The challenge of the prosecution was suitainid, and J. T Lisk was set aside. The Court thin (tour o'clock) took an hour a recess lor ^'be^jamin Decker was, on the re assembling of the Court, culled hsu juror, challenged for principal cause and ? worn.?Has been on neither of the juries which lound the indictment against Mrs. Bodine ; is quaiifWd by property to serve as a juror ; la cousin to tne decea-ed Mrs Houseman. Set aside. Htefhen Beocine challenged and sworn.?Is related to the deceased Mrs Houseman ; has lormed and expressed i?i opinion a? to the guilt oi the prisoner. Bet aside. William Draxe challenged and sworn.?Ha* formed hut not expressed an opinion as to the prisoner. Bet ggiilo, .. John L. Rohertso ? challenged and sworn.?Can write; ha* no taxable i roperty ; i? au adopted citizen ued lias b-en naturalized ; has not been on either of the Grand Juries which fouud indictments aguinsl Mrs. Bodine ; has uo personal property that Is taxable; has got 260 dollara ef personal property, but not over and above hi? dents. A disagreement as to the meaoing oi the statute con taining a definition of the qualiflcation, occupied the at tention, and called forth a lavish expendituie ol theelo qnence of tbo pleaders: thechallengo was at last al lowed, and Drake set aside. Nicholas Vandvke challenged and swora.? Set aside for having expressed Bn opinion. George B. Davis, challenged and sworn.?Has formed nor i xpressed no opinion ; lias both heard and read ac counts of the transactions which form the basis of the in dictments ; read the newspaper accounts oi the laEt trial, lormod no opinion amounting to a decision j made no im pression on his mind favoralde or unfavorable to the pri son w t ennt say that he had never said anything about it; if he did. cannot recollect what he said , has no bias on his mind lor or against the prisoner ; read ne account charging the prisoner with murder ; is in no way related to the lamily of Mr. Van Pelt. The following questions wern put by counsel for de fence, but overruled by the bench : ? Did you express any opinion that the jury thai tried the prisoner belore should have convicted her ? Did you ever say that the jury, from the evidence, should h ive found her guilty 1 Have you any opinion as to her cha racter ? Bet aside. , . . Moses Decker, challenged for favor and examined?Is possessed of $1S? worth of real estate and twice that; ha* been present at no former trial; resides at Northfield; has heard and read accounts ol the accusation against the prisoner; what he heard mado an impression as to the prisoner; has formed and expressed an opinion as to the guilt or innocence of the accused. Set aside by mutual consent. ... , . Edward P. Barton of Southfield, challenged and ex amined?lias been 011 no jury belore which the subject matter of the indictment has arisen; is worth over $250 in property, is not ralated by marriage or otherwise to either ol the parties; has both read and heard nccounts ot the matter lorming the basis ot the indictment; has deri ved no impression irox auy source, favorable or unfavor able to prisoner; has both formed and expressed an opin ion upon her guilt or innocence. Joseph II. Peguinx?challenged by defendant?Knows no reason to prevent him frcin serving as a juror ; is rela ted by blood to the prisoner, her father and he being se cond cousins ; has been in no jury in this case; has form ed no opinion as to the guilt or innocence ot the priso ner. Challenge whs hero withdrawn by defence, and re. newed by prosecution. Exnminti?Has no conscientious scruples against con victing a prisoner in a capital case. Sworn as a juror. William H. Ratan examined and challenged?Has both expressed ond formed an opinion upon the case y they wore formed from facts he heard of in court Set aside. Richard Blakb called ond sworn?Has been a member of no jury In this case ; is related by marriage to Mrs. Borline's husband : hi? wife's lather being cousin to her husband ; has children, but his wife is dead ; Mr. Bodine is dead ; has formed an opinion and expressed it as to the guilt orinnocence of the prisoner. Set aside. Edwin II. Bennett challenged and examined.?Was one of a general panel summoned on this case ; is not ro lated to Mrs Bodine ; is worth $280 beyond his debts, hut has not paid assessment; has foimed an opinion as to the prisoner's guilt Set aside. John W. Wood challenged and sworn.?Has never born a member of a jury bt lore which this case has been in vestigated ; is no relation to Mrs Bodine ; has both form ed and expressed an opinion upon the guilt of the prison er. Set aside. , ? Ahuamam Waglim examined.- Is worth over260 dollaw in teal propeity ; is not related te tho accused ; has heard aud rea l ot accounts of transactions in this cau>e ; has formed an impression as to guilt or innocence ol prisoner ; has expressed it Set aside. Jacoii O. Wirt apis called. Set aside because or being on the grand jury. John Van Sciuuk sworn.-Ts mi oystcrman; is worth more than 2o0 dollars ; has lormed no opinion as to the prisoners gnilt or innccence; thit.ks he read accounts ol the last trial; -cannot say he derived any impressions therefrom favorable or unlavoriible to the prisoner; is not on terms of intimacy with the Van Pelt lamily. The challenge was pronounced not good by the tryers He was then challenged peremptorily by pro secution, and set aside. Isaac Winant sworn?Set aside for expression of opi n,JosrrH Egbert challenged and swoin?Has formed au opinion, ann is set aside . . , Daniel Sharrot swOrn and challenged?Is a butcher; is n?t related by marriage or blood to Mrs Bodine; has not been member ol any jury which sat on this case; never heard enough to make np his mind tijion the guilt or innocence ot the accused; has heard people talk of it; hut did not read the newspaper reports ; whs present a short time at the lost trial; has taid that if the prisoner committed murder justice ought to tr.ke place ; could not see whether she was guilty or innocent; has said that it was she who did the murder, or knew who Crou-exumintd by Mr. Whitino ?Krcm what he heard thought she wus guilty in part, but could not make up his mind ; has i.lway* said that he never heard enough to make op his mind us to what he would do ; has said that she had a hand in the murder, but did not do it alone ; formed his impression* from the current stories, a great many fine one* being common enough, many of which prove false ; thought the knew something about it, pro vided what I heard was true, Setasile. Robert M Hazard sworn.-Ii not related to any of the parties : has formed and expressed an opinion on the subject. Set aside. ... ., Tener Androueth sworn.?Is not related to either party ; has formed and expressed an opinion as to the ca* ?. Bet aside. .... .. James Toland sworn ?Is not related to the partie*; has lormed no opinion on the case; neither heard nor read any accaunts of the transaction; has lived on the island all his life ; has neard people talk of it; has no im pression on his mind as to the accused. Challenge not allowed. Peremptorily challenged and set aside. Timothv Booart sworn aud set aside for expression ol an opinion. Oilhert A. Colf. ditto. Cornelius Lafokok sworn?Has not been on any jury in the case ; is not related by murriage or blood to ftlrs Bsdn.e; ha* heard ond read accounts of this case ; has formed and expressed an opinion. Set aside. Isaac Krost sworn ?Is not related to Mr*. Bodine ; has not been on any jury upen the case ; has iorme 1 an optn ion unfavorable te the prisoner. Set otiide. John C. Oarrkttson sworn?Is not related to Mrs Bo diue; has been member of no jury on thi* ca*e; ha* form ed and expressed an opinion as to the guilt or innocence of the prisoner. Set aside. John BiRD*worn?!? a native ot tha Island; i* net re lated to prisoner; nas not served a* a juror before; has expressed an opinion. Set aside. John P. Waolim sworn, and set asidej for tho usual cause. , Daniel Moore foimrd an opinion and i* set aside. Wm. BzATTVdO. Jotirii Van Clizf examined- flet aside for *ame rea son Jacob Storir examined, and aet aside for lame reason. W. Winant sworn, and sot aside for lorming an opin Asher Anpronett aworn, and disposed of in the same manner. John Dubois, disposed of in a like way. The tales being hero exhau*ted, the Court ordered the Sheriff to summon 11 persons to attend a* Jurors next day atnir.o o'clock ; the Court then, with the consent of the prisoner, having permitted the single Juror cmiiaiielled to depart to hli family, afterchorging h in to hold himself without communication on the case with any person who soever. Adjourned till nine o'clock next d iy. Thursday Mornimu, nine o'clock Ou the re-assembling of 'ho Court this moruing, tb> S'leriff had in attendance the ten Juror* summoned a* * tales, the first of fifty being exhausted. The Court. a' once proc eded to examine the new levy, wit i what sue cess will bo seen on glancing over the minutes of exa "Tiznrt J. Seaman challenged and sworn-May hav. read *om- account* of the case; cannot "y.h?XecoUect any impression one way or tbo th t he had any impression at the iimo <#f h ?r n|x account* of the case; does not think he read1 any i. pori cf the tifal as lar us he recollects. Challenged peren-pto rily by defence, and set a*ide. Jacob Clark .worn -Ha. been onnc.Jury on, the pre S aVrJe^'Vutment/crfthl. ?se; they^ave ElS^SiSo Iho guilt or innocence ?f Ith* *.Cm"!!-rost-Challenged. Has read atatenent* ol Jame* 1i t:aos impres?iori? favorable or unfavor .n .pinion subject. Set ??"'^challenged. Has been on no Jury or hocw^ ia no" r elated to the parties; heard .tatemi nt* of th?? caaei have prod.ic. >1 an imprrssion a* to the accuse, 'n his m/nd; hai axpraaaed an opinion upon the subject ^JoVis'snaEBT-Chalicnged. Has been on tha Orand 1 Tbra^aw'c^-Challenged, and set aside for e^pra*. '"SmwbH0.1Cale, ehallenged.?Bat n?iJ? lor tha -ma reason. Abkahoi Tailor, challenged?Set aside for havinir formed and expressed un opinio. g Jo??rH Biaulk, challenged.-Is not related to either party ; has heard but but read any ?ut> meut ol the ease; does not know that be has any impression ou the subiect cant say that.the conversation be heard charg. I the nri! soner with the crime; cannot luy that the p^ffpU, charged her With It; couid not tx;li. ve it ull fuith*r convincll ? 'i^h'th ?g? ILU'.'u nm, und " UU6b> i., say v. hrthei he talk d himself un the subject; ia a farmer resident six miles Horn h. le Defence new withdrew cbfiiJtMtg*, which waa renewed by prosecution Examined by Mr Cl,?k -If prop, rly convinced that tlie pimuiier u guiltj ,would have no conscientious seru plea to convict iier 4 worn &a a juror. Cokkalius Eubkrt aworn and challenged. Set aside lor having expressed an opinion Bi nja . in Williams, aworn and challenged. But aside for sanu? cause. ? Here thu panel of eleven taleamen were exhausted. District Attorney Clark then moved that the Court should order a lret.li t<ilea of 1>) to net aa jurori on the j,reaent case, which waa complied with in a very abort J^obsom challenge and .worn -I? not re lated to the prisoner ; i<a treenolder ; Ins hoard and read s atementaol this cane ; have produced impressions ou his mind ; has expressed opinion on the case Sot aaide William Covarlv challenged and sworn?1? in no way related to the deceased or prl oner ; has b.en on no jury in tl.if case ; has hett d and read statements of i?; have produced inipteaiioas on his mind ; ha< expressed himself on the case, but aside. William Wood ?wotn and challenged?Set a ide for having expressed an opinion on thu case. Jamas Moori challenged aud set aside for a like reason. lli.KfoiRSow Jkaunjikx-challenged and set aside far same reaton. ruTxa Dorsktt, challenged?Has heard, hat not read stut< menu of thii cuse ; can read ? has no impress on fa vorable or the contrary, towards the prisoner : the state ments referred to alluded to the death of Mr?, h inmc'ino Housemani ; Mrs. Bodinc's nurae was mentioned in con nexion with the same ; in those accounts the p intner was not charged with being iostruinentol in tlfecting Mrs. Houseman s death ; heard some one say that she murder ed Mrs 11 iiicxun ; did not hear the reasons stated tor her doing so. I U %ir JDu: W,ITT havinff what were the parti?ulars he hiid heard in regard to the commission oi the crime by Mr* JSodine, ' Mr. Whitino objected to the question, asbeyond the rule to be properly used in the examination of jurora. It was regular to put general questions, which tended to elucidate the state of the jurot'a mind, but it could not be permitted to enter into details, nud put leading ques. tiona The question was, whether he had a clean nnd clear mind; and whether ho l.eurd much or little about the cose, was foreign to tho enquiry. The defence replied at great length, and contended lor the right to put suxges tive questions, in order to ascertain how lar the accused was associated, in the mind ot the juror, with transac tions said to have taken place in the case. .1 Mij the iB<l'?><7 waa of immense importance; that it the line of examination already pursued was not regular, that in future no inquiry as to the particulars of what jurors heard could be allowed; but it was r gular to ask whether witness heard or read accounts er state ments in relation to the case, and what they were- if in writing or printing, in what form; if Ju conversation, be tween whom, aud on what subject; whether he has form ed or expressed an opinion on tho g ,ilt or innocence ol accused; if so, to whom, and what it was; if as to the guiItol the pnso-er. what it is; is he under any bias or prejudice unfavorable to the prisoner, that would in anv way prevent his rendering a fair and impartial verdict. Examination of Dawson returned ?Had heaid Mrs Bo dine murdered Mrs. Houseman ; believed the murder took place but by whom could not tell; believed nothing aa to her hayiug murdered tho deceased ; had no impression Mrs. Bodinedid it; was in court dur ng a part ol last trial; did not hear hall or quarter of the witnesses sworn ; does not recollect sajing to a person going down stairs taat if the evidence were true it looked pretty bad against the prisoner; does not recollect talking to anyone after goi g home about it; might or might not have said some thing about it to bis wile. Another discussion arose here upon the examination of ihe Ju or, which the Court entered into with readi nees.iu order that the subject may be bronght to a definite and clear form The arguments were but repetitions of those already referred to, and were suspended about one 0 clock, at which hour the Court urose until two. Common Plena. Belore Judge Duly. Nov. 38.? m.'liam Lynch vs. Ebenrttr Welch?This was an action brought to recover the sum ol $1363 63 being the balance due upon an execution levied upon the property of defendant by plaintiff. It appeared plaint ir was occupitr of a store situate at the corner of West Broadway and Reade streets, and made over all the goods contained in said store to the defendant for the sum of $3000 ; $3000 of which were to be paid by notes at different dates, the balance to be paid immediately in cash ; that the latter stipulation was com* plied with, and one of the notes waa paid. Some time alter, and before all of said notes were due, he wanted to get out of the store. In accordance with the advice of his legal adviser, an execution was issued, the goods were levied upon, and alter Judgment had been obtained, the goods were sold and defendant was credited with the pro ceeds, afttr deducting the necessary expenses . and it is for the balance remaining due that said suit was institu. ted. It was put in fordelence that plaintiff agreed to tako the goods in the store as payment of the whole debt, and that as he did so, and afterwards found they would not went",ho debt due 10 him, "till he must stand by his agree The Court charged directly in favor of tho plaintiff, on tha ground of the validity of the contract. It being a writ established principle in law that no parole or other agreement had between parlies who sign a written con tract, can invalidate the instiument. The jury will l-enler a sealed verdict this forenoon. C. S Hoe lor plaintiff? Tegorart and Begwich for defendant. JlJJred Crommelin it Jacob Lafnrgt-Slander- Mat u Ro^eis.-1 hH was an action of slander, in which the de fendant h charged with having uttered a certain malicious and defamatory slander agaiust the plaintiff, to the effect that ho (the plaintiff) had been concerncd in the murder of the late Mary Rogers. Mr. Brady, on the part of the plaintiff, opened the case after which, th>s Court was adjourned No evidence be ing examined, the case will be resumed thii forenoon ? and not wishing to report the mere erpnrte statement of counsel, until the case comes folly befjre theCouit we omit giving Mr. Brady's address. More prom Texas ?The Civilian Bays an effort will be made at the approaching session ot Con gress to repeal the act prohibiting lore'gn vessels lrom engaging in the coasting trade of Texas. The following is a list ot vessels at present uudor the Texian ttajr and trading to the port ot Galveston : Ship John Barnes, sailing to England. Brigs Hover and San Jacinto, (the latter undergoing repairs.) ? * Steamers-Dayton, Col. Woods, Scicto Belle, Lady By ron and Vesta; besides the Ellen Franklsnd, rebuilding in this port, and a new boat on the Trinity, and another on the Colorado Schooners-Native, Lewellin, Creole, Geo B. Tnness, Grandicoit, Caroline, Giraffe, Surprise, Jag McKriight, Tho*. Lee, Luda, Pauline, Shoal Water, You Know. Swan. Charlotte, and a splendid vessel building at Sa bine, ami one at In han Point. Sloops-Alamo, Tom Jack, Cutler, Washington. Sa rah r oyle, Orange Branch, Picayune. Montezuma, Wm. Wallace, Champion, H L Kinney, Henrietta, Dragila, and at least fifty others of smaller size. The Civilian is evidently opposed to the repeal of the prohibitory law. It says? The aggregate value of thegii vessels is, perhaps, not Ipsa than $100,000; many ot them have been built in Texas, some are building, nnd moro will be built, if the aw remains unchanged. There, is expended upon them, in repairs, annually not less than $20 000, which iroes directly to our mechanics while their stires and sup plies are all purchased of our meichants and f rmerti. I'hey are not, as our coasters formerly were, mere bird* of pa??,ge, bringing 1 a autumn their suppliei of onions, codfish and pota oes from .M.ilne, and reluming there in the spring to repair, and invest or expend the profits of the winter's labor. They give employment to at least two hundred useful and hardy men, who will not hoist anchor aud sai away at tho upproachof an enemy, but stay to delend their .".ountry and homes. Captain Elliott, the British Charge d'Affairea to Texas, is expected to airive shoMy from the United States. The h rench Minister, Count Saligny, is ulao expected to ar rive in n very shoit time. 1 he Texian planters appear to be turning their atten tion to the cultivation of sugar. From Tampioo.?By the schr. Sally Miller, Capt. (.rawford, arrived Inst evening, we received a copy ol El Oejrti of the 30th ult, but find nothing new in it. '1 he S M wus bound to New York, hut was compelled to put into this port?all hands sick with the exception of 'he master ?nd ono man She also experienced very heavy weather, particularly on Monday and Tuesday last.? Savannah Georgian of Saturday. Anti-Rk.nt DiBTtntbonces.?We learn from th? "Scheoectt-.dy Cabinet" that aa ufiray of rather se rious character occurred in tho vicinity of Middle burgh, Schohaiie county, on Fiiday last, growing out ol the an ti-renl excitement. The particulars aro thus given in the "Cabinet ? Oa Friday afternoon or evening last, Gen. Jacob Liv ingston, of Cherry Valley, while on bis way home liom liii mills in Middleburgh, and when near Giidley's gate, I was intercepted by five or six men, disguised in Indian dresaei, who siered his horses ond orderi d bim to stop.? He declined, and i(quested them to clear the roud and al low him to pan. They refusej, and he ordered his driver to put whip to his horres and proceed, at the same time drawing a phtol and firing it at one of the men, the top of whose head waa grazed by the ball. Mr. L. was so hotly pursued as to be obliged to take refuge in Ihe hotue of J u 'go Matt ice, near the ga'e, whence he despatched n mtsienger to the Hheritf of the county, who ju due time mono his npiiearanc.e with a posse, and succeeded in apprehending two of the "In ians,"oneot whom is solely lodged in Jail; the other, being badlly injured, was left in kuepiag at vliddlehntgh. i he di>gui?ed persons are said to be residents of Bei ne, Albany county. In connection with the above, we also learn that meet ings were held at Berne, and neighboring places, on Sa turday, for the 'puiposo, it was fearod, of organizing a party to forcibly rescue the prisoners, We. give the above particulars as wo learn them, and as thoy appear to come trcm a responsible source ,we pre sume there must be some tiuth in them. Shocking Suicidk.?On Tuesday lant, a voung man named Jacob W NielH, a patient in the Block ley Insane Asylum, committed tuicido by cti'ting h s throat. Nield belonged to NewJersey, nnd had been sent 'o the Bio kley Asylum, having made a similar attempt i to destroy himself once before. Zy fomemears or other he furnished himself with the blade ol an eld razor,which lie fastened to a piece of stick, to serve lor a handle lie was working ia one of tho rooms of the institution, with seveial other patients, when he left foraf^wmi utiles, nad not returning ns soon as the keeper expected, the latter w? at in s. arch of him, and found him in tho carpenter's ?hop, with his throat cut lrom ear to ear, and ats head almost severed from his body. He expired itn mediately. He was only 31 yean of uge. The Coroner was ?ent for, and an inquest held on the body. Verdict of th? Jut v, that the dnceaiul cut h s throat while in a Itatfl of mania) derangament.-p?j. Chrtniclt, Ntv. 9?.

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