Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 8, 1844, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 8, 1844 Page 2
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NEA U)UK H KHALI*. .netf l 'irk, SuuiUy Oercmuer I, !??**. Steamer Caledonia This packet had not arrived at Boston at eight o'clock yesterday moruing. bue was them in her eighteenth day. It is certainly time lot her to ar rive. The Religious World?Movement* In the Churches. There is evidently at present a great deal of agi tation amongst the churches. A new sp.rit ol in quiry appears to have been ol late awakened, and the sounds of theological controversy are heard on all hands. Such ministers ol the various sects as ore most desirous of notoriety and the lame?al ways readily reaped?of the controversial arena, are buckling on their armour; and in their pulpit addresses, are exhibiting and defending, with more or les? ability, acrimony, and christian spirit, the distinctive dogmas of their respective creeds. The sectional differences between Catholicity and Protestantism, occupy now, as they always have occupied, the chief place in those discussions. The introduction ot the Puseyite controversy, as it tscahed, into the Episcopal Church ol this country, i;ave a new impetus to the discussion of the Catho lic dogmas, which, owing to the going out of such lights as Brownlee, Chetver, Kirk snd others, had suffered a temporary oblivion ; and still more re cently the lectures of Dr. Pise of this city, have had the etlect of bringing into a very prominent light this prolific department of polemical divinity Bishop HugheB is now also in the field; and in se veral pulpits of the Protestant churches, the pre monitory symptoms ol a return of the fire have al ready been manifested. We have, indeed, every reason to expect that, during the present winter, a great deal of public attention will be directed to the discussion of controversial topics. Next to politic*, theological disputation is the most attrac tive, as it is the most exciting subject with great multitudes of the people, and thetu will be no scarcity of professors ol the science, who will very cheetfully contribute abundantly to this species ol popular entertainment. Not that we would make light ol polemical dip. cusaions. By no means. We find fault not with theological controversy itself, but with the unchristian manner in which it is almost uni versally conducted. And the best practical demonstration of our opinion which we car give, we are making. We are presenting to the public, faithful reports of controversial seri moos and lectures, lu this way we bring the topics before the public, and invite investigation, which will result in good?in a wider diffusion of the truth. And at the same time we are applying the best possible corrective to the violence, the rancor, the grossnees, the pernicious tendency of mere sectarianism. Preachers, when they find them selves addressing not a handful ot people, but th< public in general, will be cooler and more christian than heretofore. They must at least affect to b<' charitable. Public opinion, they will soon fee), has its eye upon them. And thus, in another im portant field of action and usefulness, the indepen dent newspaper press will discover itself to be? what it is more and more acknowledged to be every day?the faithful ally of truth, morality, virtue, universal charity?and in saying this,do we not de clare that it will be the friend of true Christianity itself. News from Boston.?We have been furnished by Adams Sr Co. with Boston papers of yesterday morning, received by the Long Island Train. ,W? find in one of them the following announcement: A letter has been received from New Orleans, staling that Mr Cashing his ?rrived there fron China, via MaZalUn, Mexicr, (Sec. Mr. Webster remains at Canton.?Mtr. Jour. It is strnoge, if Mr. Cushmg has reached New Orleans, that we have not heard of rt here. The southern mail for Boston parses through this city. Union Star Crickkt Club, Brooklyn.?At n meeting lieid on Thursday laBt, ot the members ?>l this club for the election ol officers for the ensuice year, the following gentlemen were elected James Wilde, president; John Hardy, Vice Presi dent; H. Wilson, Secretary; Thomas Hardy, Treasurer?the two latter gentlemen were re elected. At this meeting a vote of thanks wa> unanirnously passed to John Phelps, Esq , the late President of the Society. From Rio Grande ?We have another report, by a vessel which failed from Rio Grande on the 10'h October, that Buenos Ayres had declared war against Brazil, and that the Brazilian government were collecting, troops at Polotus, and making other preparations for the emergency. From Rto Jankrio.?By the Adeline, Goodman son, we have dates from Rio Janerio to October 18, being two days later. Our papers contain no news. The U? S frigate Raritan was to sail on the 15th, with Mr. Brent, charge d'affairs toBueno. Ayres. Tne sloop of war Boston was daily ex pected at Montevideo The Congress and Bain bridge were at the latter place. Pkdkstrianism o\br the Bkacon Course ? Matters are now determined upon for the approach ing contests. For the twelve mile race are enter ed?J. Gildersleeve, Thomas Orecnhalgh, John Navils, and Thomas M'Cabe There is also a purse on the same day for four miles, the entrances to be made on the 12th instant. Gilder sleeve is in prime condition at present, and if ht ouiy remains the same, if will be a very different matter from the last; but " the proof of the pud ding is, &c." Jones's Menaoerie appears to grow in public et timation as respects novelty, and the only tru< way of appreciating the ftct is by personal inspec tion ; as for particulars, the advertisement tells all that is requisite. Packet Ship John R Sriddy, for Liverpool,wiP sail this morning, at 10o'clock. Battle op Bunerr Hill, tec. continues to draw considerable attention. It is worth seeing. Lumts Nature. ?One of the greatest is about to be displayed in this city?a child with two headl and necks, at the Coliseum, Broadway. Theatricals, Ac, Mr. Maywood i* drawing well at'Charleston. Madame Arnoult ii engaged by the Philharmonic So ciety oi Boston, for the season. Mr. Hackett made hi* last appearand- at Boston, on Friday evening. The company of O-jib-way and O-daw-waw Indians, trom the wild* of the West, have been giving tho ri(iieni of Newark an opportunity of witnessing some of their native customa. Mr. Dempster is about to give a course of lour lecturer on the origin, antiquity and peculiarities of Scottish Mu ate; with illustration* in Hinging, in Philadelphia. Mr. VT. J Hamilton, n young American vocalist of som? merit, ia about to leave this city for Philadelphia, when he 1s to give a aeries of coocerts. The Weather.?It still continues to be very disagreeable out doors. During yesterday, a thin dritsling run, hardly to be distinguished from a mist, fell tiaeeoiofly Umbrellas were almost useless, and the psveia-=.'jta and croaunga were in a miserable conditio! tii pe4astriafi?. fi almost makes the conntensnces ol pioy* 'gibnoos, but there will be good to come Iron, it. iv (Mu (;?<! wea-har comes again, and the clear Mu> of built is /vrt-ai^d, it will be enjoyed with a double seat by lit* tv?'.? ef the contrast with the present lower ing ilI v, tfeeaky Wn perceive that the stoiai, if n !m av Ma p?ss?-d n< fer down as Rich mond, Virginia A?iU4 V * Qatntr, Dtc >. The Reception op Ma. Pole.?The President elect was received in town on Tnursday by hi> politic! friends in s atyio both sppropriat-- snd creditable to the occasion. The morning proo-aaion, though not remarkable for entlinaiaam, ??? well ordered, and the evening draoastrations ptstod otf without the alightes: 'tiaturb nice or the indulgence ot 'inaats The illumi nation, though very partial (th? Isuit [.crhapa, of an in ? oriigible wing city, the inetiopolis A an incorrigible Whig Bute,) exhibited several apecimena ol elegance and good taste in the brilliant arrangement of lights and tranaperoaclee.?NaihvttU Banner, Not i. MsaMA OF IhTsU-IC M/Al CVlTtH* ?? It ITt- ? r,!" acknowledged that while this great anJ fluential city is not behind any other on th^ continent in the number variety, and extent of in stitutions of one kind or another, having tor their object the social amelioration and moral elevation of the maasee, it h'ts not done all it might, and ought to do, considering its vast means, in the diffusion of uselul knowledge. If all the provision necessary to be made for the enlightenment of the rising generation consisted in schools adapted to furnish elementary instruction to the young before their exit into the great world, there might be little ground for dissatisfaction; but it would be labor lost to prove what will be admitted by every man of experience, that the work ol instruction is not I perfected bv the schoolmaster, that the acquisition of information does not terminate with emancipa tion from the restraint of the " noisy mansion;" and that without a right use in after life of that which is learned in early years, its mo6t valuable quality will be lost, that of expansion and growth, as the germ of the vegetable by the power of assi milation, extracts from the surrounding elements its fit and wholesome sustenance. Now admitting the truth of these observations, it may be well asked in what condition are the nu merous young men placed, who in this cLy are engaged in commercial and mechanical employ ments 1 Can it be said that they have access to the best means ol progressing in what early educa tion but begun"? We think not; we think that notwithstanding the position, the resources and general advancement of this city in moat respects ?it is behind its destiny in the absence of some institution on a more comprehensive scale than any yet established, for the supply of mental food to the large class above spoken of. Books are good in their place, and it is therefore gratifying that there is no scarcity of libraries. It is to be doubted, nevertheless, whether, when tfa con said that reading makes a deep man, he did not meun a certain quantity .of it; it is quite dubi ous whether that wise man, if asked would exces sive reading have no other effect, would not have insinuated the danger of a person's btcoming by too much reading, so very deep, and dark, and dull, that neither he, himself, nor any one else, would be able to pierce the gloomy profundity ol his mental operations. But to come to the point. Some institution is demanded where our young men,during their hours of leisure, could obtain scientific instruction There can be no doubt that a taste for scientific j pursuits prevails to a great extent among the youth- j tul generation; and lie is but half worthy to be a citizen, who is not able to see the primary impor. tance of science in this country?and he is a Borrj patriot, who would prove indifferent to its en couragement in every way possible. The institutions already existing, are useful at far as they go; but they are too confined in iht:ir sphere of action. As to the facili ties they aH'ord for reading, so far so good The opportunity utiorded for learning modern lan guages, too, is quite praiseworthy; but we fear that the third mode of instruction in use by them, namely, lecturing, is either sadly neglected or con ducted with far less energy, system and enterprise than is requisite to develope its utility. In such an institution as we desire to se? founded, none of those means of diffusing knowledge would be neglected. Whilst the reading, youth would be supplied with books, and those emulous to shine as linguists, would be provided with fit instructors, the pursuit of science would be cultivated, encouraged, and placed in that ele vated and prominent position it merits. A well or ganized system of discourses on natural philoso phy, chemistry, &c. illustrated by experiments, would create and cherish a taste for such studies; aud when once properly engrafted on the enquiring minds of the students, there is ltttle fear but that it would increase, give a new direction t? mental pursuits, and eventually be instrumental in raising a raff of men of scientific attainments as far sui*e rior to the present generation, as it is to the pio neers who first explored the western wilds; or the race of trappers, whose whole scientific lore con sisted in the ability to tell the cardinal points and track their prey in the inidstof the forest. Believ ing this is a subject of prime importance, we should be glad to see a move made in the matter; and should any person of weight and influence take the subject up, he would be conierriug a solid benefit upon his country. (n connection with this subject there is one topic which may be legitimately alluded to, and that is, the obstacles that lie in the way of young men de sirous of improvement, by reason of the long and late business hours in this city, particularly among retailers. Fourteen hours labor a day is too much to exact from clerks, or any other cla^a of em plojies; and so great is the grievance, and so strongly is it felt by this industrious and useful, but wronged diss of yoiyig men, that we believe it requires but to be resisted properly and brought be fore the public eye, to be speedily and effectually abolished. City Intelligence. Police Olllce.? Steamxo an Ox.?Two men named Daniel McCarty and Stephen Fahy, were yesterday ar retted for stealing an ox worth $40, irom the premises ot .vlr. Wilson B. Soelden, of the Uth Ward, on tho 4.h inst, where it had been deposited by the owner Mr Daniel Toffey, of Parting, Dutchess county. The men weieseen driving the ox up the 3J Avenue, and the hide was sold by them in Elizabeth street. They were committed. A Mock Auctiok Case.?A countryman named H. H. Lummiis, of New Haven, Conn., who arrived in town a lew days since, was attracted to-day by the cry of "going! going ! gone !" proceeding from the moclt auction shop at No. 404 Chatham street. He went in and a card ol knives, a valise, three watches, and various other articles were knocked down to him tor $6, one halt to be taken by a Mr. Williams, (s Peter Funk ) On going into the back room he paid a $6 bill, and asked for half the things and $3 change. They then told him that the things amounted to >96, and his share would amount to $48. On his re lining to pay it, they declared he should not leave the store till he did, and endeavored to forcibly de-tain him. He however got out somehow and went to the police, where he obtained a warrant for two ot the men named Walter 8. Pynche and Joseph Williams, who were ar retted, but gave bail. ,? am Steauno Molasses ? Ike Thomson, an intensely black individual, was arrested and committed lor stealing a barrel, containing about 40 gallons of molasses from tiie store of Meaars Robert* It Williams, No 99 Water street Watch Returns.?By a close scrutiny of the watch returns ior Dec. 7th, the following important facts are gleaned, vi?: "Samuel Downs-brought in on the M.) of Nov. by officer Hsllenbeck, on suspicion of stealing j f.oat and mittens, and making bis escape from the watcn house." I John Banta, on suspicion of a burglary. RtTaincHMKNT or the Citt Exfsnses?It has always been customsry lor the clerks ol the police to furnish some ot the Rrpirters with writing paper upon which to take notes, write out their reports, lie. Yesterday the lollowing curious notica was watered upon one ol the pillars j but as will be perceived, no signature was """Notice ? It islhc positive order of the magistrates that ne paper he hereafter furnished to reporters or others. " December 7th, 1944." This step evinces a truly commendable desire, on the part of the magistrates to < conomize aud reduce as much as possible the city expenditure. By this move alone, in credible as it may Kppear, the immense sum of $ix dol tan ai d eight tun and three quarto) centi can be saved in the course of n yai' Deaih > ? ** Kx Hi.i ice Justice.?Justice Milne Park er, form.'! y < -p ii"l Juitice of Police, whose term expired ia*i ?spiing, and in whose place Justice Hn.kcll was appointed, died at his residence in Elm Street on Thursday, at the age of M years. He had been in ill health for many months, as was supposed, with an sTbc tion ofttie lungs, but since Ilia death it appears that his cause of illness was of a totally different character He was an honest and upiight man. an l peifjrmed the duties of his office in the most satisfactory manuer.?tvei charitable and hi ad hiajted to the poor wretches that are ?o often b<ought before the Justices of Police, and cour teou i and affable to ail Hediedmtteh regretted by his tAioily and mends His funeral on Friday was attended by the Justices and other prominent men, and a large circieof nequaiutances, anxious to pay the last token ol respect to en npright man and a good citizen. Cour r or 8?ssiowa?\ decision will be given to moirow in this Court upon the motion made by Jame> Hunt, to exclude the Reporter of the Htrald fr.<m a sea' *t thf Report#!**' table, on arcount of the lull, icciiruit -ind taithlul report of the trial and proceedings ol th? Court, in the case of James Hunt. Coroner's OAee?The Coroner did not hold any in quest yesteruay. From Tkxah?The New Orleans " Cresceni City" nave ;?The schooner Gleaner, Capt: Snip man, arrived here yesterday Irom Port Lavacca. Captain flnipman reports all things quiet in Tataa, and good crops. The Indians had committed some ontrages on the Mexican frontiers, and the loss of life oonaiderable. No news of invasion. The Oleanar experienced very severe weather on her passoge to this port Ml*aiy <m)tiirU(i( from DlitUo-Wu with that Republic?Mauta Anna In Trouble at Home?Arrival of Despatches. The English frigate Spartan, Captain Elliot, ar rived at New Orleans on the 28th ult., with advices front Vera Cruz to the 17th. These advices are of the most important oharacter. It appears that our Minutter was momentarily ex pecting his passports to leave the couutry ; that the British Ambassador had despatched a special mes senger to England, in contteqiience of the affairs between this country and Mexico assuming a criti cal position; and that special messengers had start ed for Washington with despatches to our govern ment. According to this news, atiaits between Mexico and the United States look very watlike, and a rupture between the two nations may lead to very serious difficulty with England, ii with .no other European government. We take the annexed particulars from the New Orleans papers of the 28th ult. Capt. Elliott, with several of hit officers, came up from the Balize yesterday, ard has taken lodging* at the 8t. Charles Hotel. We undei at and that the Spartan brought despatches for the English Government, an.i in the present critical state of Mexican affair* they are doubtless of great importance. The city was rife with rumors yesterday morning, to the effect that oor minister to Mexico, the Hon. Wilien Shannon, had demanded hi* passports and wat on hi* way home; and also that a serious revolution had broken out in Mexico, which had resulted in the overthrow of Bents Anna There certainly was some foundstion for this start ling intelligence; but the new* does not turn out as im portant as was at first reported, although still of a mo mentous nature. An insurrection has broken out at Ouadalaxara, Guan ajuato and San Luis, sufficiently serious to require the personal attention of Santa Ana The; movement was headed by Gen Pareotes, who calls the President to an acoount for the enormous sums of money expended dur i a his administration. Our information on this subject is derived from abetter dated Mexico, the 18th November, from a highlyl respectable and unquestionable (source. Santa Anna baa raised an armv of 10,000 men, and pro ceeded towards Gtiadalaxara for the purpnsd of quelling (he sedition. It is rumored likewise,that the two adjoin ing provinces had joined the movement, but the last mail which had reached the city of Mexico, tailed to corrobo rate this intelligence. We lesrn further that the American Minister Plenipo tentiary, Wilson Shannon, Esq , has temporarily aui pended all his official relations with the Mexican Goverr ment. It seems that the American Minister thought pro per to remonstrate with the Government upon the subject of the projected invaiion of Ttxis. His complaints were received with a very bad grace, and we are informed that the Mexican Minister replied to Mr. Shannon, that the United States had nothing whatever to do with the inter nal affairs of Mexio, and that whatever proceedings ?night be in contemplation against a revolted province, was no concern whatever of the United State*,or of any other foreign power. Mr, Shannon's letter !?? published at length in the National ot the 9th ult. it is a spicy and somewhat oblugatory production, in which strong lan guage is employe I, end threstening intimation held out. The reply of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senor Rejon, is in substance, as stated, though couched in ? our teous and respectful terms. It entur* into an elaborate ex amination ot the various topics embraced in Mr. Shan non's letter, and attempts to reiute the grounds of the protest. Asa proof that this difficulty is considered important, Mr. Bankhead, the British Minister at Mexico, imme diately despatched the ship of war Spartan, to the Belize, u d< r the command of Lord Minto, with despatches for the same government. The American Minister availed himself ef the came opportunity to lay before the United states Government a statement of wjiat bad tracspiicd From the officers of the Spartan we learn that Gen. Duff Green had arrived at Vera Cruz, trom the city of Mexico, with despatches for our government, and em barked immediately on board the cu ter Woodbury. The W. sailed for Pensacola on the 17th?the day ol the sail if.g of the Spartan. The despatches of Gen G. are thought to be of the greatest importance. So far i s we can lea; n trom a baity perusal of our tiles, disturbances have broken tut In the State of Jalisco, the capital of which is Guadalajara General Paredes appears to be at the bead of the movement, and the affair is evi dently rrgarded by the press and by the officers ol the government, as extremely serious A singular circum stance in the business is, that Gen. Canalizo, the " Provi sional" President, is now giving orders to the " Consti tutional"' President, Santa Anna. The latter having re ceived notice to place himself at the head of the troops concentrated at Jalanpa, at once joyfully complies His orders were to march at oneeto Queretaro, a city three or tour day* march from Mexico, and on the road to Guada lajara, there to operate as the exigencies of the case might dem and. Santa Anna put his troops at once in motion, and announces to head quarters that he has under his commaud 7000 infantry, 1600 cavalry and 20 field pieces, all in the be?t state of equipment Fiom Encero, one ol Sjuta Anna's beciendes, near Jalapa, where he met his new bride?he issued, on the 6th iost a br>ef and spirited address to the army. lie Itnouncet the conduct of Puredes, in stirring up a revo lution in Guadalajara, declares him a traitor, and the in strument ol a faction, and appeal* to the troops by their former exploits, to stand by aim, and chastise the infa mous crimu. He calls bimselt the humble instrument ot the Government, reBdy to do all in bis power to pr os* rve ? nelntegilty ot the territory and sustain the constitu tional government. General t'analizo, too, issues his addresses from the capital to the Mexican nation, and to the army, appealing to them to stand by their country and by Santa Anna in this moment, when the nation, already involved in a war with Texas, is now threatened with new internal dissen sions. He appears to regret that the march of the army upon Texas, should have been interrupted by this last outbreak, but promises to mete out to the guilty all the punishment the laws Will authorize. General Arista appears to be all this while engaged in repressing the Indian outrages in Northern Mexico, the accounts of which, already given by us, have not been exaggerated. The loss in the affairs of Los Moros are stated by him, in his official report, in nearly the same figure* as we gave Conviction and Skntbnck of Miller.?The Troy Budget of Wednesday contains Ihe con cluding proceedings ot the tiiai of Wm. Miller for the murder of West, in the Reusselaer Oyer and Terminer, Judge Parker presiding?including the summing up ol Gardner Stow, Et-q., for the prisoner, and of Job Pierson, Esq., for the prosecution, and the charge of Judge Par ker. The vrrdiot and sentence we give below:? Dec 3, II o'clock P.M ? At half-past 10 e'clock the Court wereuotified that the Jury had come in, and at II o'clock the Judges were all in their seats; when tho pri soner entered accompanied by the Sheriff and his depu ties, with the same firm step and apparent confidence that have characterized him during the whole triaL The Court ordered the Cleik to call the Jury, and he put the question?Gentlemen of the Jury, have you ugreed upon your verdxt 7 The Foreman (Mr. Bow man,) answered, we have. How do you find? The Fore man, who stood nearthe prisoner,extended him his hand, and after a sympathising remark, with tears trickling down his cheeks, he turned to the Clerk and aai 1 Guilty! The prisoner received the verdict with his lace a little flushed, but otherwise manifesting the same stoical in difference that he oxhibited from the first The Court received the verdict of tho Jury, and then adjourned until 8 o'clock this morning Dec. 4, 8 A. M.?Tho court-room at this hour was al ready filied. The prisoner was brought into Court a few minntes afterwards, and tetrayed more feeling than at any time before during the trial. Judge Pahkkn requested the prisoner to stand up, and then add'essed him as follows Wilmsm MiLi.r.a?You have been tried and found guilty of the murder of George West The verdict has been not less in accordance with the evidence produced than the clear opinion of the public. Have yon any thing to say why sent- nee should not be pronounced against you in accordance with law I [The prisoner gave evidence of a desire to apeak, but alter a little hesitancy barely remarked, "No, your honor, I have nothing to say at present."] 11 then becomes my duty to announce to you tho solemn Itidgment of the Court, by which your mortal existence is t? he brought to a f pecdy termination. In one particular your caso ia one of an extraordinary character. The atrociousneas ot your guilt is greatly in creased by the circumstance that tho ainn you murdered wasyotn countryman and bnsom triend, reposing confi dence in your integrity andisteem. You therefore added to the hoi .id crime of murder, that ol black ingratitude and the foulest treachery. Bpsides, you were a stranger in this country, and sought the enjoyment of its privileges. And here again, by a be trayal of the trust that was reposid in you by your ad mission into a country to which you was an alien, and the vio ation of it* laws, you have also exhibited the basest ingratitude. The fate that awaits you is an awful one You car* have no hope of pardon?can expect no interposition of Executive clemency Do not for a momont flatter your self with any such hope or expectation 1 say this in kindness and with no disposition to add to the degree ol yonr suffering, but to lead you to prepare far the inevita ble event. You committed the act when no mortal eye was upon you. But you were seen, watched and marked by the all-seeing eye of the Almighty; and the day, too, will come when you will have to stand before the Judge of all the world, with the evidence of your guilt lull and over whelming. That you may have all thn time that can be given to prepare lor that more dreadlnl triil. we will give you the moat extreme length ol time that the law allow*. Evety moment of that 'line should bo devoted to preparation fot the mimentous event. You have been guilty of a great wrong, and should make all the reparation that you are capable of making to society, by such a full confevion of yonr ciime, as will warn others against your fate. You will he visited In prison by the ministers of the gos el, and they will point to you the only mode by which you may hope to atone, il that be possible, for your dreadftil crime. I have only now to pronounce upon jrou I he jndgment of the Court. And it is, Th t upon Friday, the 28 h day of January nrxt, between the hours of 8 o'clock in the f irenoon and 44n the afternoon, in the manner provided by I w, you he hanged hy the neck until yeu a.e dead And may Ood have mercy on your soul. Elrchon in Savannah.?The democratic car. didnte tor Mayor received fifty-one majority. StTFRRMR Court of thk Unitkb Ptatm, Dec. 5 ?No. 17 Andrew Aldridee ?t si, plaintiffs in er or vs. Nathaniel F Williams, (United States ) The argument ol 'hia cause was continued hy Mr. Attorney General for the defendant in error, and concluded by Mr. Johnson tor tha plaintiffs in error. Adjourned till to morrow, at II o'olxk. 1 NtTtp Statics IUvknttk Mahini?Affoint mkist.?McKenzie Beverly. Srd Lieutenant, Dec. #, 1844. Dropped.?Herekiah Farm lee, 3rd Lieutenant. Orders? 3rd Lieutenant, M. Beverly, Alert, Eastpon. Th* AMoelAtlen for th? lwpr?t?n?ni of ih? Condition of the Poor. This association held its first annual Meet ing last evening in the Tabernacle, Broad way Notwithstanding the unfavorable state of the weather, there was a numerous and highly respectable assemblage present. At the time appointed Jaines Brown, Esq , was called to the Chair. The Rev. Dr. Cutter, of Brooklyn commenced the proceedings of the evening by ottering up a most beautiful prayer. Mr. Habtlby, the Secretary of the Society,then read an abstract ol the report of the Society for the past year. After taking a view of the different charitable societies in this city, it went on to allude to the way in which many of them were imposed upon ; to remedy which the committee recommended the union of all charitable institu tions, which would prevent the undeserving from imposing upon thein. ii then went on to show how thia might be best done, by dividing the city into districts with a central office. This would do away with vagrancy, and indiscriminate alms giving, would be entirely superseded. Thus every one might rely that their benelactions would not be misapplied. The report then weut on to show how the Board had proceeded during the p*st year, and alluded to a summary of the different cases which fell within the notice of the secretary during that period. It then stated that the society had afforded reltel to6918 families ; 21603 persons: visited 10,749 persons; and expended #10,669. The Report was unanimously adopted and or dered to be printed. The Rev. Dr Cuttkb then came forward and moved a resolution, having for its object greater unanimity and extended exertion of the Society's usefulness. He said he came as a prodigal to ad vocate the cause of the suffering poor in this city; inasmuch as that previous to nis proceeding to study for the ministry, he was a visiter to one of the charitable institutions of the city, in which situation he felt greater pleasure than he had ever done since. The Rev. gentleman then proceeded to show how far it was ihe religious duty of the community to support this society. He then point ed out the peculiar advantages of this society over others in being more prompt in affording the poor relief; of visiting and comforting the afflicted; the pleasure of doing this far exceeded his power ol description; it was the only true christian mode of dispensing charity, it was a thing that all could do without money or without price." Re ward for this _ would not only be enjoyed here but on high, for the Savior said, thai a cup of cold water given in his name would noi be unrewarded. He then recommended his hear ers to imitate the conduct of Howard and Wilber force in the mother country, and closed his address by reading an anecdote of Lord Exmouth, from the Quarterly Review, when he went to the rescue ol a ship that was wrecked, amid considerable dan ger, took the command, and saved the crew. He recommended all to go and do likewise. Danixl Lobd, Jr , Esq., then came forward with a resolution recommending the society to the no tice of the more affluent of the community. He said, that he understood the objects of this society were not only to relieve, but to elevate the poor The gentleman then went on to shew, that indis criminate alms-giving was an evil?it showed the poor that they could live without work, and pro ceeded to adduce the advantages of the system adopted by this society. Indiscriminate offering did not contain one particle of charity-^they were mostly given to get rid of annoyance, and thus pro mote imposition and suffering; for children sweep ing crossings, most generally were sent out by idle parents, instead of working for theii living. This society prevents all such; does noi give relief in money, except under very peculiar circumstances, but relieves in the shape of food and clothing, as is most required, and in such man ner as not to be able to be disposed of. Another great feature in this society was visiting the poor and giving them advice. It is well known thai much poverty is caused by the want ol wit?the want of wisdom It was at this moment the value of the visitor was appreciated, when advising the ignorant and guiding the depraved. The gentle man then proceeded to show the value of affording relief to foreigners. He deprecated the way whicli foreigners were and had been treated;objectsoi tliit society were to improve the condition of the poor, whether from China or Japan, not let man die un der your hand, because ne is a foreigner; it wa& not christianlike to do so,but tl.e very opposite?he hoped that such would not be the case with any one present. It might be said that he belonged t<> a profession that owed something to the poor, as it was one that often made them; so be that as it might, he hoped that nil would assist in this good work. Dr. Willakd Pakkkr then moved a vote o( thanks to the visitors and otherofficers of the insti lt ,10,n~dU<l went on to show the duties, tfce. ot the different officers, and that they proceeded in this work from pure motives of benevolence, and hoped for their reward from a higher source thai' tins earth afforded. The object ol this inatitution was to do away with street beggary, and he weni on to show what the socieiy Jiaa done to put ii down; it was getting as bad here as in the old country; and pointed out the various modes of im posing upon the generous. The operations of thic society were quite unique,admirably adopted for the ject in view. The gentleman then proceeded to show the working of the institution. If you give paupers nothing but tickets to the visitors, they would soon cease to trouble you, particularly thr idle and profligate. He then showed that the sys tem of the society was one of etpionage, having true charity for its object. The gentleman then proceeded to meet various objections advanced against this society, and showed that foreigners had as much right to the object of this society as any otheis?the whole population of this country were foreigners, and if they refused assistance to those more immediately called foreigners, who were they to relieve1! Therefore, the objection , made against the society relieving foreigners, was of no value whatever. In conclusion, the gentle man urged upon those present, the duty of sup porting this Society. Mr. James Boardman said that forty-seven year* ago he was thrown into the society of that good charitable woman, Isabella Graham, and another foreign lady, who originated the first charity joi visiting and relieving widows with families at theit owu residences; and he believed that was the fir*i charitable institution of the kind ever established in this city, and that too by foreigners. If after that it was urged against this society the relieving ot foreigners, he was certain that every truly hu mans heart would regret it. The Rev Dr. Cuttbr then offered up a brief prayer, and the proceedings of the evening termi nated. MtBsr.tmi Robokr Indians.?These are by name an.I numbers about as foflows, viz:?Delaware* HUM). St. wnevs IflOO Wvandots700?3 700 : Potuwotomin WK'0, Kirk ipocs two, Otawas aoo-6,800: Peories loo Wen? .'00, Chippewns 60-360 ; Munsie* 76, Stockbridge* 76?loO ; milking ol thme tribes a total ol 9,000. Thexe nave nil been located where they are now by the govern* ment of the United States, within the last fifteen year* : some of them but very recently. And none of them, ex cept the w 3>andotfl, had made much, if any advancement toward* a state of civilization previous to tbeir settlement in this territory. A few of the Shawnee* had made s beginning in agricultural pursuits previous to their re moval west, but it was barely a beginning. When I went into that part of the country eleven years ago, a very few ol all these tribes depended on hi* farm for a living ? None of them were educated; ne.rly all of them were addicted to intemperance ; and a mere handful among the Delaware* and Snawnem had been organized into a Chris Han community, and these weremnch persecuted by their brethren But now you muy see handsome farms covered with abundant crop* ol grain, and comlortable log oabins and large herds of cattle and hog* almost wherever you flail a Shawnee, a Delaware. or Kickapoo family. The Mun ?ie*, Stockbridges and Wyandots, too, are doing well in these matters, for the length of time they lieve been in the country. Most of these tribes, too, have become much interested in the education of their children. The Method!* * have edncstnd a good number among several or these tribes, who have already become uselulcitizens snd they have a large Manual Labor Snhool, which oc cupies a central portion among these tribes, where there arts about 160 Indian children annually in school re ceiving instruction in literature and the useful aits. The h rictids, the Moravians, and the Baptists, also, have seve ral schools among these tribes, some of which are doing where there were ten not many years ago. Here. al*o are churches and chnrch going people in almost every direction; and by common consent, Christianity ha* be come the religion of the people But these remark* chitfly apply to the Wyandots, Shawnees, Delaware* filj! J?*0'11*"- The Potswotomies seem to be the most tardy in their movement towsrd* improvement ol all the tribes! have mentioned But thi* is probably owing in part, to the un*ettled condition of a portion of the tribe who are at present on lands where it is not intended they ?hall remain. All the tribes above named, are peaceable, and wish to live in triendship with all people. They have d ."5.? pleasant, healthy and fertile country. And without mine misfortune befall them, they are soon to be ^"'?Pro'ptro',i' thriving and happy communities ol people. A la ge portion of their country is prairie: but h?re Is timber sufficient, taking the whole country to cher,supply one hundred times the number of people hat are now in it. The country ia generally well siin Dlled with rood water, and in fact nature hss done all for mat part of the Indian terri.ory that is requisite to make one of the aso*t de*irshle countries, with cultivation Elopement.?We learn that an elopement has been thr leading topic of conversation in certain circles of our city for a lew days past. It eeerm that a young Frenchman, noted for his gallantry and attention to the fair sex generally, bet-am? enamored of another Frenchman's wife, who livei on Third street, and she returning his passion, con sen led to an elopement, first taking all her hus hand s money with the exception of ten cents ihe left him, however, her portrait. Whore the guilty onoBtfiave gone, is not known, but it is sup ,)?>se|l by some they have returned to France So much lot love and glory in the Queen City of the What next w.ll turn unf Time will un fold no doubt.?Cm. BulUtm, Nov. 29. PrMMdtnfi of the Conn of Oft and Ter miner at Kluhiioiid?Pttnralt of Juitlcfi and hunting Juron-Uw BehoolmutK'i Travels, and nndqr otlaer veritable move ment* and doings oa Btaten Island. Thu Couit. which commenced it* sittings in the town of Uichmood, SUten Island, on Monday, November a?h, tor the purpose ol inveatigating the caae of Polly Bodine, who stand* indicted for the murder ot Mr*. Houseman ?-d child, hu terminated a series of legal proceeding* a* ouriout and unique in some of their feature* as theyhave proved useless and dissatisfactory in their results.. Yet to one fortunate enough to be an unconcerned observer of all that took place, who had leisure to observe the inci dent* in the Court and out of it, without being obliged to participate in the irkaome attention of the Bench, the ceaseleaa cunning and addre** of the Bar, the wandering* and pondering* of the Sheriff and hi* po*?e comitatie to catch a Jury, or the dark and deprewing dread of being caught, which interfered with the raat and dittuibed the dream* of the Btaten laland folk, *0 long a* they ins pected that the Sheriff waa abroad and that they were not safe at home,?to one free from all these influences there wa* no small degree of instruction to be gleaned on the curiosities of law, and not less amusement to be extracted from the scenes, and developments ot character and Inci dental, discussions, which took place Irom day to day, during the whole session of ten days. Although all who knew auything of the circumstances of the caif, must have anticipated that the trial would progre** tar more ilowly than surely, yet the extreme hardiness of every movement except those of the Sheriff hunting the " natives," quite amazed the spectators, barreled tho Judges, and even edifted the lawyer* re tained in the ca*e, so much that thny exhibited more aptness in argument than they ever even dreamt of before in their philosophy. On the first day of the leaaion all concerned took their respective place* in Court, with the air of men retolved to finish a difficult undertaking, Six-and thirty names of Jurors were ready drawn, legibly written on aW, called over by the Clerk, and an*wered with five or *ix exceptions. All went on very smoothly, and prosperously?except lor the absent delinquent!, who were fined for not appearing-all seemed to promise des Ctch and lar better success than waa ex ected, when, to ?in the troubles, it was respectfully submitted by Coun seftor the defence, that the panel was not legally con stituted?the act not complied with in not giving six days no'ice in the local newspaper, previous to the draw, ing of the Jurors; and that they, the prisoner's advisers, felt uod?r the disagreeable necessity ol " challenging the array,"and hoped the Court would by no means feel it disagreeable to sustain their motion to set aside the *aid Jury. The Sheriff wa* here observed to open bis eye* con. siderably wider than usual, whilst live out of the. seven Judges closed their's from one to three minute/",according to the depth of the quandary they telt themselves fastened in ; and it is also said, that as many of the juror* a* un ders'ood the state ol affairs, with u degree of Irivolty and abience of empathy lor the perplexity of the other par ties not becoming in men who weie politely invited to attend, did wink, and whisper, too, and chuckle, and by numerous ingenious expedients, communicated with each other what they evidently regarded a* pleasing in telligence. ... When the Judges opened their eyes and began to con sult, the spectators opened their ?ara to catch the deci sion. His Honor arose, and alter stating his reasons, pronounced the challenge good, and the jurors dismissed. Then there occurred a beautiful illustration of what is meant by " cutting stick." At quickly a* men could do who were over much in a hurry, every one oi the libera ted were eagaged in tho net of decamping ; little could be heard but the *ounds of retiring feet, the conflict of benches, and the rushing of tho retreating columns. But what heightened the rfleet wa* the able manoeuvre of the sheriff, who instructed to summon talesmen, had taken the precaution to close tho aoors for the greater facility ot selecting from the crowd, men of the right stamp?an object of .some importance to this really efficient officer, for every man ho oaught on the wing saved him a jour ?ey, and a whole set of cunning movements to secure them at their respective habitations. " What noise is that?' demanded the Court. Several Voices?" We can't get out} the door* are fast/' Tho Coubt--" Officers, what is the reason the doo are closed (see that tha peoplo are permitted to pass out." OrricKB? (in a low tone,) I don't know os any one has shut the doors, exceptin' it be the rush of the folk* to get down stairs ; it aint possible, in no ways ye can fix it, to get away oil of a sweep ; stand back and the door* will be open ; but if yc don't stand back ye can't go forward." During this little scene the sherifl'had, it is said, secured a few able hands A tales of fifty, however, had been or dered by the Court, an edict which furnished an early morning's excursion for this official and nis staff. In a shorter time than appeared requisite, a return waa made,to the writ to aummoa the fifty, out of which not mora than a couple of jurors were sworn- It occupied nearly 8 days, to do even that, and by the time a new levy was brought up, the fourth day was halt spent. Another tale*, and still another, and so on from day to day, in rquad* equal to the number ot Juror* wanted, were drafted into the Court, and examined at the rate of about thirty each day. It is sufficient here to observe that the success of the Couit was at the rate of one Jusor per diem, and that after empanelling eleven, it wa* found altogether impracticable to get the last. E very efl'ort had been made, all proper ex pedient* had heen exhausted, there was no virtue left in a summons. No man to be found without an " opinion or impression," a dislike to serve, and an instinctive desire to run or hide on the first appearance of the officers. It was quite amusing also to hear the conveisation between persons a* they met in the street, or congregated in grcup* around tho comfortable stove* when the weaiher wa* cold "Are you summoned, Tompkin* ?" one would *ay. "Yea, that I am ; but they might have saved themselves Hie tiouble; I will not be on thit jury if I can help it." "Why, what brought you ellthe way from Quarantine so early M> S ?we don't often see you in these parts?" "Well, the fact Is, if I had my own way, I would be in New York? but th*y caUghi me on board the steamboat, yosterday evening " " Just as how they came round me this morn ing," a third would observe?" 1 was a hearin'that they were a bringin' up to Richmond all as they could find, and so the first .hing I does thi* morning, after getting up, was to look out?1 saw Smith, the officer, coming right on to the house. Now, lays I, for a run: with that I draws on my boot*, and got my hat, and itarted. Well, turning the corner of the house, I came to the conclusion to head lor the wood. He spied me, and set out too ; and came up with me behind the hay-stack, for I never made a worse race in my day* ; and the reason wa* I put on boot* wrong?and, you |sce,|haviug the left boot on the other foot, and the right one on the wrong foot, I stuck in the mud, and here 1 am ; but I'd rather stick in the mud than stick in the Jury box." Such were the amusing disclosures, and narrative* of hair breadth escapes which abounded wi'hin tho pre cincts of the court h?us? in Richmond, during the efforts to obtain a juiy out of such unwilling materials. Incecd, whatever degree of snrioiiiines* existed at the commence ment of proceeding*, which iuvolved the life ot the priso ner, and deply painful as the case was, ell thi* rcierve and solemnity gradually disappeared as the se* sion continued. The nature of the evidence, the chances of conviction -or acquittal, the wis dom or cipital punishment might be heard alluded to in a passing manner j hut the peregrination* ol the sheriff, the flight and skilful escape of A. B , or the untoward capture of X. Y-, were the engrossing topics of the time Now and again, a flash of merriment would ilghtcu (the features of the talking group; whilst anon exclamations of impatience would burst forth in their turn; tacked tothe tail of which would be some far from complimentary allusions to tho f inctionary through whose Instrumentality their presence there had been brought about, The best pleased personage* amongst all tue dweller* at Richmond, permanent or casual, were evidently, iha innkeeper*. There wa* no such thing on their part as condolence with the hard lot of the captured jurymen. There they atood, in the centre of a group of Sog bottle* and cigar boxe*. dispensing their contents to air customer* aero** the bar A* far a* a shake ot the hand for a stranger, or a nod of recognition to a'neighbor who dropped iu, went, they were affable and complying ss other men; but not a single attempt of the many thai were made, succeeded in drawing from mine host the admission that the occurrence which compelled their at tendance in a Court of Law, to deel le between the people and their prisoner, waa a sad one It is consolatory on the other hand, to reflect that they were the only indi viduals who felt any thing like chagrin on the breaking up of the Court; and that if they enjoyed a monopoly ol satisfaction at the compttlsoiy atte ndance of their custo mers , they had to bear the sole burthen of their grief when those persons took their departure. As to the doing* inside the County House, much could be related of a rare and emusing character. Perhaps tn no similar occasion, in any place within the same dis tance of New York, was ever such an exhibition made by Jurymen, under the scrutiny which the aw allows, to ascertain their fitness. Blunt, but honcit men, may be readily discom erti d by the badgering examination of a special pleader, and even men ofrducated and disciplined ml:.d-i will not alway* answer |hsppily-the question* of a metaphysical lawyer, privileged with the piwer ot ?king,and bent upon quibbling. But out of thu three or lour hundred, men who, in this ca*e *wor- to "answer such question* a* were put to them, touching their chal lenge as Juror*, there were, we say without hesitation, mote who evinced either a want of capacity or want ot will, to comprehend theje questions and to answer them a* they ware sworn to do, than cculd be found in any other place There are two peisonsges who would do well to be more assiduous in Staten Island, and those are the Schoolmaster and tha Minister. Nothing need be naid a* to the duties of the flrat, but we would reanect tully suggest to the aecond that too much paint could not bo taken ta instruct the people?whom they may discover to need *uck a leeaon?on the nature of an oath. It i* a strange fact that men mar be found who apeak what they think, and dare to speak all they think?yet put them upon theiroath to do so, and they *eem to comply " a* though they could not help themielvea." A few speci men and we conclude. .... , Peteb A called and sworn. Challenged by counsel for defence, for principal cause and examined. Counsel ?Mr. A. are vou in any way related to the family of the deceased Mra. Houseman, or that of the prisoner Mr* Bodine? Jt Hoa ?Well, (a p?n*e) I cant aay exactlyl am. Counsel?But do I understand you aa saving you are not related to Lither of tnem f Jcaoa ?Why, I anawered that queition before, that I Ara* not, as far as I know of. ... , Counsel.-Now, Mr. A , 1* your wife not a relation ol the Van Pelt family ? Ji'rob?A* to that, my wife ia a sister'* daughter of Mr Van Pelt'* , u . , , Counsel?Wall, any other relation by marriage? Juaoa?Not that I know ol at preient. CorNSr L-l? your ion not manied to a relation of one if the parties 1 Jcaoa?Well, I believe my son did marry an uncle's laughter of the prisoner, but 1 don t count that we are i elation* the more of that. .... Coun?el-0, very well, *o long as we get at the facts we're content Are yon assessed Mr A. Joaoa? >? hat do you mean by that?-explain yourself Cou'sul? Do you pay assessment or taxes on your iiroperty ? Juaoa?About the assessment, I cant just say partlcn arly : but I know I pay the taxes. Counsel?Have you property to the amount of $aao? Juaoa?I think I h*ve. Counsel?But are yon sure of it? Juaoa?Well I gueaa I have, when it* paid for. Challenged for favor by Defer,ce? Have you, Mr A., heurd any statement*, or read any report* ol thi* c**e ? .< Well, I rntiy, or I may not; 1 cant remember % aether I did or not. . Counsel? Did you at any time hear any, or take part in any conversation en tha subject? Jtaon - I nt) have made a rtmanfc or so, the sains i other lolk?, bat I didn't converse any Cuunskl-Do you know anything ot th? charges msJe against the prisoner, Mrs. Bodine > Jetton?1 cannot say I do. Counsel?la conversing with the people, and hearing ? re|x>rts about th? esse. aid you l 'rm any impression or opinion favorable or unfavorable -o th? prisoner I Juaoa - Nothing farthei than ihw? I raid aa il she com mitted the act she ought to be punished. Counsel?What act do ynu mean, Mr. A 1 Did you not aay a little while ago that you could not aay whether you heard any charges against the priaoner .' Juaoa?(after a pause)?I know nothing iarther than.l heard. Counskl-Now Just answer me this?did you hear any charges made againat the prisoner ? Juaoa?I only heard them say that she was blamed tor the murder, SLd if she didn't do it herself she knaw who did. . Counsel?Oh, very well, and what did you think or say about that ? Juaoa?Well, I cant remember. It may be, as I said, that it looked rather auspicious. Couitsel?That will do, Mr. A. We aubmit the case to tha Court. CouaT?(alter consulting)?You may stand aside Mr A. Mr. B? was next called, sworn and challenged by de fence. Have you tormed or expressed any opinion as to the guilt or innocence of the prisoner. Juaoa?Yes, as tar as I remember I have. Counsel?Have you done both, Mr. B. ? Juror - As for that, I believed I only expressed one. Counsel?Then you have not formed an opinion. Juaoa?Ne, I cant say I have. I know I expressed one that's as much as I can say. Coubt-Listen to n>e. Mr. B How could you express an opinion without forming one. Did you think any thing about the guilt or innocence of the prisoner 7 Juaoa?Sartainly?1 sail that before I thought she was guilty, and tbat if she was, that Justice ought to be d jne.?Set aside Mr. C. called and sworn.?Challenged by the drfence. Have you formed nnv opinion or impres.ion as to the guilt or innocence of the prisoner, Mr. C. 7 Juaoa?(Looking down with an air of deep abstrac tion) - That question is very hard to answer. I may have thought one thing one time and another thing another lime, bat I don't know as I thinks any thing at present, no how. Counsel.?Did you hear any statements made, or read any r.-ports of the last trial? Ne, none at all. I only heard folks a talkin' about it and sayin' that if all they heard was true, the prisoner was guilty. t ounsel ? You say you read nothing about the case. J ubor.?Nothing ; only small pieces here and there in the. newspapers. Counsel.?Did you believe what you aaw stated in their reports 7 Juror ?Well, no further than if they were true. Counsel But did you believe them true, Mr. B. 7 Juror.?As I told ye before, that is no easy question to answer. I may have thought it and I may not?that's all I can remember about it. Counsel?Now Juat tell us what you said about those reports at the time. Jurom?The only thing I could say was, that it looked very dark. Counsel?That what looked very dark 7 Juror?Why, about the articles that was got with the prisoner. Counsel?That was jour opinion at the time, Mr B. Juror?Yes, that was all the thoughts I had en the sub ject. CouNSf l?Well, we have discovered that you forme*) au opinion ; will you tell us now whether it was an abso lute or hypothetical opinion? Juaoa?It waa both. After some further questions the Juror was set aside and another called, whose testimony waa of a somewhat similar kind to the foregoing, and so on until the termi nation of the proceedings of the Court of Oyer and Ter miner, which sat in Richmond county on a very remark able case, and whose labors came to a sudden close on Thursday afternoon last. Superior Court. Before Chief Justice Jones. Dec. 7. -Ftllow, Read <{- Co. vs Clement Chevalier ? The ury iu thU case having disagreed, were discharged. Before Judge Oakley Jlugustui Valarino vs. Sydney Mason and W D. Thomp ton.?In this case a verdict was rendered for plaintiff $4680, subject to certain stipulntions between the parties. John U. MettzUr vs. Mathew Hughti, sued at John Hiifhte.?This was an action of trespass for assault and batttry. The parties are milkmen,and the alleged assault was committed at the loot of Dunne street, when both were in the act of getting milk from the Orange county beat. The tquabblo occurred in consequence of the plain tiffs (having removed defendant's horse from the spot where he had placed it, when the defendant gave him a blow and blncked his eye. Verdict for plaintiff $60. Common Picas. Before a full Bench. Dec. 7 ? Wm J. Buritl vs Lnriue S. Comttock.?The jury in this cause found a verdict for plaintiff of $1S0. Df.c:i?io*s?Jvteph IV. Howard ads. Jam*? f hilipt?This was a motion to set aside a report of referees on a claim for woik done by the plaintiff, under contract for build ing a house far delendunt. The motion involves no points either of interest or importance. Ordered. Report ol re ferees confirmed without casts. Georqe Wehh ads. Stephen B Hutching!, Executor, fc.? This was a bill of exceptions to the opinion of the Judge at the trial of the cause with the above title, presenting the question of the liabili'yof an endorser on a promi-sory note. The first point u, that the nute having been given np, the endorser was released The second point of de fendant is, that the renewed note, upon which action waa brought, b.'iog void f. r usury, there was no evidence to charge the endorser of the old note, upon which the plain tifl's verdict was obtained. This point also offers that there was not sufficient evidence in the case to go to th? jury, as to the protest of a certain oiiginal note. The Court now concur in ali the poipt.- noticed In the opinion of the first judge, to which opinion t'ie exceptions are taken, except so much of the iecoud j?>int as holds that there was not sufficiency of evidence, Sic. as noticed above, and order a new trial, with costs to abide t!i>* event. Court Calendar-?Monday: Common Pleas?111,98, .17,30,8, 36,41, 11, 14, 36,7, ?23, 40, 106, 101, 33, 34, 39, 41. Gross Abuses of " Intelligence Offices." Mr Kditor:?Permit me, Mr. Bennett, through your columns', to ofier a hint to the many honest and industrious young men from the country, who are daily duped and imposed on in their commend able efforts to hnd employment. Perhaps you al ready perceive that I am alluding to certain adver tisements for " clerks, porters, and salesmen"? "those from thecountry preferred," and which are inserted by some hungry harpy-like Intelligence Offices, for the sole purpose of swindling or steal ing from the country novice the last shilling of his hard earnings. I do not speak at random, I have recently had it little experience on this subject, in noticing tor a friend from the couDtrythe advertisements of three of these offices ; the principals of which will know from the following description, which I allude to; and I add, that if thi-y do not hear this allusion to their villainous practice with becoming humility, 1 have their names and numbers in reserve for fur ther exposure. I called at one, in consequence of an advertise ment, at the appointed time, when I was met by a lean, lank-looking individual, of about twenty-five or thirty, who accosted me civilly, and then, ere 1 could make known my business, hurried me into a back half-lighted room, either to avoid the hear ing of those coming on the same errand, or if pos sible the eye of Omnipresence. There, after mak ing known my business, he asked in a low tone? " Are you from the country V' " No ; I want the clerkship for a friend of mine from the country." "Oh, well; is your friend in town!" "He will be in the morning " Intelligencer?"Could you send him around in the morning 1" Enquirer?" I could " "Well, I can furnish him a situation." To which I ask?" Where is the store, and what is the firm Intelligencer?" Really, I can't Ht this moment say; it is a new house down town?a clever house. 1 will inform myself in the course of the day; and to morrow morning, when your frieud enmes around, I will go down with him and see." Upon this I sent my friend around next morning, with u knowledge of what had passed, and a special charge to pay nothing until his place wan securcd. But alas! the paying was not option al with him He too was taken into the same bac>t room, and there told that his place was se cured. An unknown firm and number in Wash ington street was then given him as the place to winch he was to go; and the man of the office, as suring the novice that he was too busy to go down with him, but that all was right, demanded ten dollars for his services The young lad, however, according to instruction, positively refused to pay until he saw his store; whereupon some resistance was offered to his going out, when three or four men, under the pretence of tesouing the youth, stepped forward, and Tn the scuffle rob bed him of a watch and eleven dollars in money. A very similar tale I might tell of the other two offices above alluded to; and perhaps I might sdd that there is a remedy against such open robbery, which in this case I mean to enforce; but be as sured lhat any remedy against such vagabonds is ineffectual. The only true remedy against these evils would be to have those offices strictly under municipal regulation?a suggestion you nave so often advocated?and until that takes place, the only remedy for industrious young men from the country, wno are anxious to find employment, will be to beware, when they see an advertisement, in. dicating a want of clerks, &c.?" those from the country preferred." Our city is overrun with applicants for employ ment, ana whatever or whoever professes ihe :ontrary,is subject to the suspicion that he is rather in want of an opportunity to pilfer and steal, tKin of laborers or clerks. The Friend or Inbustr" The Riohtto Vote ?A somewhat singula! has recently been decided at Boston. It inv he question of a right to vote, and dishonei intent on the part of a person voting, being rear of taxes, but at the same time a creditor city. Judge Cusliman decided that as the d int had shown that he did honestly design tl ? :ity should retain the money due to him nent of his taxes, and the city had subset - responded to that intent by taking it in pa rj (without determining aa to the defendant's .t right to vote, to which however his opinion * JJj there was enough to make it probable that ant believed he had that right, and theref f charge of wilfully voting illegally wm rebut ,