Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 28, 1844, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 28, 1844 Page 2
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>EW VOHK HJ?KAL1>. Saw York, Saturday, Detembtr HI, 1H44. 09*For orwi by t&e Southern Mail, aud new advertisements, aee fouith page. ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY HERALD. CHRISTMAS DAY. TBS TOMBS. The Wttkly Herald to be issued this morning contains three beautiful engravings, two of them illustrative ol the Christmas holidays?one repre senting the family circle just as the plum-pudding makes its appearance, and the other a few hours after the visit of the venerable Santa Claus. The third engraving gives a view of the "Tombs," in Centre street?thus presenting the two extremes of the social condition, the virtuous und happy fire side and the cells of vice and crime. Price, 6^ cants. The Oregon Territory. We received yesterday, and publish in our uolumns this morning, some very interesting in telligence from the Oregon Territory, which is now a subject of very important negotiation between our government and that of hngland, and wil| probably be a matter of great debats in Congreta. Accompanying this intelligence,we publish a map of the Territory, embracing the lines of boundary as indicated by Great B-itain, and also by (he United States, together with the new line proponed by a Bill introduced into the lower House of Congress by Dr. Duncan, of Ohio. This important subject is now a matter of active correspondence between Mr. Calhoun, the Secre tary of State, and Mr. Pakenham, the British Minister at Washington. It is supposed that the negotiations on the subject will termi nate before the close of the present Be ski on ; but what character they may assume by that time it is very difficult to foretell. It Is certain, however, that the Oregon question will be a more direct issue between England and the UnitedStates, than even that of Texas, which can affect only indirectly the relations of the two countries. By the utter negligence of our own government, the Bntwh settlers, under the authority of their go vernment at home and in Canada, have been pene trating into the territory beyond the line of bounda ry, and almost taken possession of that undisputed portion which belongs to the United States. This has been continued tor such a length of time, that it has almost grown into a species of title, and is looked upon as such by the settlers themselves. But our government and people, and particularly the great West, hav? been awakened to the importance of recovering this territory?of settling it?and of connecting it with this republic?making it the line of a great commuuicaiisn between the old world and the new?between the valley of the Mississippi and China. Opinions or the French Papers on American Affairs.?We give in our journal of this morning a number of very interesting translations from the leading journals of Paris, commenting on the re cent election of Mr. Polk in thiscouutry. We have already, at a former period, given a number of extracts from the London journals, and the contrast presented by the general tone of the French press will at once strike the American reader with a degree of agreeable surprise. Any one would suppose that the British journals, from an identity of language and customs, aud from the direct communication between the two coun tries, would have a more correct appre ciation of the peculiarities of this country, and understand our elections and principles, and movements better than any other European journals Such, however, does not seem to be the ca*e. The Parisian journals of all parties have u much more accurate and philosophical appreciation of the peculiantirsof American politics and Amer ican society, than any other journals out of the country. This peculiar festure of the French press is strongly illustrated in the extracts which we give. Indeed, they seem to be so accurate in their views as very naturally to excite the inquiry, why ib it bo 1 We can assign no other reason than that they are placed by their position in a neutral atti tude?they are free from tfw prejudices and dis likes of British organs. They look upon American afldirs?American movements?and American par ties?with a philosophic eye, and are therefore en. abled to lorm a correct understanding of the causes and consequences of our various political and so cial movements. Coincident with the tone of the French press, we may expect the government itself to possess a similar hue in all its sympathies and relations with this country, and such in truth is the fact. The French politicians, statesmen, anJ philosophers, know very well that the great crisis is uppr?>achin? in which a mighty battlers to be fought on the Atlantic ocean, for the empire of the great seas In this water campaign, which will last as long as that of the great campaign that grew out of the revolution, they are placed by nature?by his tory?by race, in an antagonistic position with respect to Great Britain, and in this position they look upon the United States as their natural friends and allies. This is the great idea which per vades the French mind?the French press?and re gulates the French government, looking towards the mighty events of a future age. In all the couflicts, therefore, of opinion and in terest in which we may engage with the British government or British prejudices, we may look for sympathy and support from France. The re public began in that friendly relationship, and every year only adds strength to the mutual feeling. Texas.?The Message of President Houston has been received It states that the relations between Texas and the United States are without change, so tar as Texas i* concerned. The message de scribes the finances of the country ns prosperous, but defalcations have been numerous?already more than #62,000 The expenditures since De cember 1841 up tolas.' November, have been $460, 209 ; receipU*?iuee February 1842, $466,158 All the captured prisoners, save Jote Antonio Navar ro, have beea released by Mexico. The President saya that in all but the name Texaa, ib at peace with Mexico. The relations of Texaa with Europe have been extended by treaties of amity and commerce with some of the German States Great Britain and France are represented as friend ly, no abatement of amicable feeling having re sulted from the agitation of the annexation ques tion. New Yore Correspondence.?We perceive that Epea Sargeant is the daily correspondent of the National htieUigtnctr, in which he retails columns of rather amuaing gossip, the chief portion of which is picked from the columns of the Ilrrald, and which might be used by the \ati?n,U InttUi genrn without the expense of hiring srisaora and paste n this city. We perceivr, also, that Park Benj nin uas commenced his correspondence with the B Tramcript, and in his last letter cuts up every body and every thing in New York He cuts up all the vocaliata?he cuts up all the players ?he cuts up all the artists?he cuts up Pico?he cuts up Borghese?and particularly he cuts up every body that frequents the Opera. The only peraons that he does not cut up, and who have been fortu nate enough to escape, are young Vandenhoff, the lecturer on Shukspeare, and some person by the name of Freeman, a painter. Park has got one of his savage fits again. Contemptible ? Tne !>atiy Evening flulUtin, a small whitey-brown sheet, published at New Bed ford, copies our report of Mr. Warren's speech at th? New England Dinner, without a syllable of ac knowledgment. The Botlon Advrrtiter and Pa i tot lio copies the entire report of the dinner, but yr ?j>'rly givea credit to the Herald. uoGkimb or viob 8nmi. It i* iuily tnue lor the sensible people of tins country, oi all parties, to unite, both morally and physically, uud in every form, to put down that insurrectionary and mob ?pirit which every now and then break* out in va rious parta of the country, under some pretext or another We have now the "anti-tax" insurrec tion in Maryland?the "anti-boad" people in sohm parte of the West, who ure holding meetings and dec..ring thai the State debts ought not to be paid?the Dorriies in Rhode island, who in soma respect# are equally lawless and insurrectionary, although aoine portions of the politicians have un dertaken to deletid Dorr and his movements. But, above all, we have the "anti-rent" disturbances in this State, which have now attained a most alarming magnitude. All these spring from the same lawless spirit and ought to be put down by public opinion and the authorities acting in obedience to it at once. The truth is, that these ebullitions and isolated erup tions ol the mob spirit was fanned and encouraged by the miserable politicians of both the great par ties. Lei us look back for instance on the conduct ol the two parties during the recent Presidential contest. Did we not see the JV?ic Yoik Tribum on the whig side, and the tow York Plebeian, on the democratic side, both encouraging and defend ing the lawless proceedings of the anti-rent mobs in Renssalear and other counties in this State 1 This course was pursued by these miserable politi ciaas for the purpose of getting the votes of a few ol these auti-renters in the various counties it is now time lor all parties, and all the great masses ol the people, who are the conservators ol this go vernment, to set themselves in direct opposition to these lawless mobs, and particularly against the miserable and contemptible politicians who en courage them in the hope ol catching a few votes. Amusing Impudence.?'There is really often something so amusing in the impudence of the organs of the Corporation, that we cannot help laughing heartily at the creatures. The outcry naturally created by the enormous increase of tax ation by the Corporation,bothers them a good oeal; but till yesterday they could not muster courage even to make an attempt at extracting the thoin. However, at last they came out with a defence of their oppressive taxation, which, ai a specimen of coolness and nonchalance, is probably unrivalled. They start by asserting that the public, in sustain ing them, will "have this great advantage?that thry, as a party, can give a satisfactory account of all the money received, let it be more or less; and can show where it has gone, and what has been its equivalent," This is certainly a most comfortable assurance Who can possibly be so unreasonable as to grumble 1 But they go on? '' And because it has been deemed necessary to do that which has been neglected by oihers too lerg and because conn quentiy a largeramount of money in wanted than has be. u used heretofore, a hue and cry is raised about extravagance This charge is easier made than proved. We admit that more money is required by us this year than was asked |.<rlast year; but does this prove that we have been extravagant J Is it extravagance to procure that which we absolutely stand in need of 1 Point out to us one extravagance, or where we have appropriated a d illar which was not railed for It we are expending more money than usual, the fault it not our?-it is to be found in our predcoetiors "Is it extravagance to procure ihat which we ab solutely stand in need of!" Could any thing be more touching?more reasonable?more modest? more candid?more satisfactory than this defence'? These are, indeed, funny fellows. Their apology for doubling the burden of inxatiou is equal, only to that of the Irishman, who, after breaking the skull of his neighbor, swears he did it out of pure love and compassion. The Benefit to Morkib, the Poet.?We are happy to learn from Mr. Barry, the stage manager ol the Hark Theatre, who has the superintendance of the business, that the benefit to Mr. Morris, the poet, an ! principal proprietor and editor of the Evening Mirror, is now nearly all arranged and will come ofl very soon at the Tabernacle. Some of I the principal artists ih the city and neighborhood have already proffered their aid to give idat to this great occasion. Ole Bull has been among the first?the Seguing will also unite, and possibly Ma dame Pico, Borghese and the Italian artists. Even the millianairtt about townarecominglorth togive it their aid and assistance, and we should not be at surprised il Mr. Astor's name were down for fifty or one hundred dollars subscription, in order to make the benefit " substantial." It is ex pected that David Hale will give trie Ta bernacle gratu, particularly as it is for a bro ther editor and poet, for David is a little poetical himself occasionally. A splendid concert of this description will nett nearly #8000-a very hand some little sum, and which will enable Mr. Mor ris to sustain himself and his paper some time longer, and keep up the oyser suppers with which he is enriching its columns, and hasten his forth coming lyrics, by rendering the interesting process of incubation more agreeable to his muse, who hen not, its lie himself feelingly complains, been so prolific ol late as she ought to have been. Very naughty muse ! We are very much gladdened by these brilliant prospects for the benefit, and we flatter ourselves that we have had some hand in dispelling the clouds that lately rested on the prsject. Had the enterprise remained in. the hands of its original projectors, indolent and amiable beings that they are, it would have come to nought, like the partu rient whim of the mountain, but lo! when taken up by an energetic man like Mr. Bdrry, supported by us, it rapidly approaches a head, and will soon be a triumphant and profitable affair. And our kindness may not stop here If Mr. Willis him self behaves well, we may give him a benefit also. He is down on our list, with a number of other meritorious candidates for public favor, who all want benefits very much. Opening a New Year.-These are the days of compliments and congratulations. Look at the card of that " go ahead " dealer in general mer chandise, John C. Morrison, 188 Greenwich street, in to-day's Herald It isadocument worth reading, it goes straight into matters of business without quibble or time, thinking ol his customers and tell ing them how to get rich at the same time. Coun try and city merchants should read his card and then buy of him. They will be dealt with justly and honorably. Bishop Underdone ?It is now understood by a great many that Bishop Onderdonk will be acquit ted by the court, and that there has been no just ground for the charges preferred against him. We wait to see. Portraits or the People.?We refer readers to an advertisement in another column of Plumbe, the well known Daguerrian artist. His pictures have all the distinctness of line engraviags, with the softness of mezzotints. 0O- It will be seen by reference to our advertis ing columns that Wm. Dumout, ol 94 inroad street, offers lor sale this day at 12 o'clock, by auction, a first rate lot of old Wines and Brandies. Here is a chance for the lovers of good old wines. I"hk Troubles at Hudson.?The Mayor of Hudson has issued a proclamation relative to the tionbles among the anti-renters. It contains no thing new. Trial or Miss Wrimter ? At the last dates from Lexington, the trial of Miss Webster, charged with having hi.led three slaves to escape, was still in progreas. One Ol the witnesses. Mr. Music, residing in Washington count , Ky , testified as follows " The prisoner came to my houae on Sunday night 19 0 clock, going toward* Lexington?don't know the tiny ol tun muntn ? saw same I ack and drivnr go down on Sun day cur. ams were down. Conversed with prisoner and (?.inhunk Tue sumo hoy who drove the hack had tone t.y my house frequently m carry ii g runaway couples to Aberdeen I j iked Kairhank and Mi*s W abi?ut r annmu away to get married They di I noi admit or deny The h .rses were much latigued. Lett my house about dav light Monday morning ; this was about two montha axo 1 he boy's name w^s Israel. The same hack which went wTl. ?b0J" 19 at ni*ht *,,h Mr Kairhnnk ?nd "> ,h" carriage Miss W. aei , p mi tht v aerted. They did not aay whether they ware n.arrit d or I ?ut,norwh??eUwy had bean " Ihk ''j'Bua. ? IV-tiiglii wc I14v*5 repealed, U /NwifosM, winch, next to the Lucrtsia Borgia, u the niohi popular 0| era y? t product*d by the present company. The popularity of the Lucreeiu isowing as well to the very ttroog cast, an to the merits of the opera itself. It is, indeed, under the present arrangement, a moat attractive performance, and wa regret that the illness ot Signora Pico haa pre vented its repetition to-night?bringing together, as it dof-s, our two prime d'mnti in one piece. i he merits ot each of these ladies are of a dif ferent claas, and render a direct critical compari son between them unnecessary. In general terms, we may say that Borghese ia a fine actress, an even and reliable singer, a matchleaa artUte, of infallible accuracy of tone, and splendid vocaliza tion ; while Signora Pico is an amateur in acting, has a magnificent, but uneven, mtzxo toprano voice, is sometimes wonderfully rich and pure in her style and execution, but at others false and out of tune. She is, in short, controlled by the impulses and little emergencies of the moment, and exhibits a slight inequality in the character of her actingand singing. Valtellina is an original in his way. In particular, he cannot bear to be ap plauded. He hates it, cordially; and he never comes off the stage with applause at his heels but in a towering passion. Sanquirico and Perozzi, on the other hand, are always calm and evea tempered, and their performances ex hibit a firmness and constancy moat pleasurable to those who know how to enjoy a fine opera. Antognim ia a finished artiat. The preaent company, altogether, is an excellent one, capible of producing very successfully any opera now on the stage; and, having got through with iheir amiable squabbles of last year, which heretofore injured them and the Italian Opera itself, they live together now in the happiest manner pos sible, and upon terms of the strickest democratic brotherhood. We hope they will be wise enough to let this promising state of things continue, and give the public an opportunity of forgetting (which it is rapidly doing) its old dislikes. They may thus reasonably hope that their patronage will be great ly increased, and that they will eventually realize handsome rewards for their patience and persever ance. We see, however, that certain sneaking critics in the evening papers, oi the oyster cellar ealibrt, are still trying their best to create difficulties and dissensions among the troupe. We hope neither of the prima-dorina's is guilty of aiding or abetting this foolish business, which can only have the ef fect of breaking up the whole concern, destroying the prospects of the Italian Opera in this city for years t? come, and displeasing the public, who have a right to feel aggrieved at being made the unwilling s|<ectators of these quarrels. We are sure that no gentlemanly critic, and no decent man would be found mousing about behind the scenes, and poking his long noae or dirty imperiale into the green-room, to find out how much salary such an actress received, or why another should receive more than her neighbors. The artistB have made their own arrangements, and are all going on very happily together. In the name of decency and common sense, then, lei our " would be wits and can't be gentlemen," who hang like leeches to the extremeties of the daily press, find some other J subject for the theme of their oyster cellar specu lations and sinuil beer criticism Park Theatre.?Mr Akdkks.' i.?A fierce and bitter enow storm set in yesterday aiternoon, and continued throughout the evening with great fury Notwithstanding this, however, there was a crowded house at the Park, to witness the last ap pearance of Mr. Anderson, who has made himself very popular at this establishimnt. He is a young man, ol fine intellect, good appearance and a natu ral and buoyant manner, very fresh and grateful, after the dry, artiBtical mechanism of Macready and th? gigantic melodrama of Forrest. By the way, Mr. Forrest failed to draw good houses du ring his last engagement at the Park; and, as it was then well known that he intended shortly to visit Europe, it was clear that he was not legard en by the habituits of that establifhment as an actor oi a high order of merit. Mr. Anderson came almost unannounced, and soon made hia way, by the sheer force oi his own merit, to a degree of popularily not surpassed by any actor be fore the American public. The pieces plnved last night were the " Elder Brother," an adaptation from Beaumont and Fletcher, by Mr. Anderson himself, and the " La dy of Lyons" The first is an excellent piece, although just two acts too long. If it were to close at the end of the third act, where the dencsument really takes place, every body would be delighted. In this play, as well as in the Lady of Lyons, Mr. Anderson exhibited all his more popular q-'alities, but in our opinion not his highest capabilities ? We think we see in him rhe elements of a loftier range of excellence in his profession. He ia still quite young, and may fairly hope to win the top most round in the ladder of fame. We do not think it necessary to enter int* an elaborate criticism of the performances last me ning. and merely record our general impressions, which were abundantly borne out by the applause of the audience. At the close of the laat piece Mr. Anderson was loudly called for from all parts of the house. He came before the curtain, and delivered the following very brief speech ?'Labis, awd OtwrLtmcw ?It in a lamentable fact? which I cau hardly realize from the many ' la t nights' that I bad to my prior engag- taenia?that my hour in at length iuevitably come. I must now, indeed, bid you a final farewell. I can never?never forget your getieroui ) our unexampled kindness i have ona consol ition in 1 artinir from you,that your kindness warrant* me to hope that I may live a little in your remembrance I can, in deed, say of the memory of your kindnesi, as 8hak<pesre haa xaid of the heauty ot Cloopatra-' Time cannot alter it, nor custom stale iti infinite variety!' Ladies and men tlemen, your most grateful servant bids you farewell:" Miss Clara Ellis was then called for, and came on, led by Mr. Deschapelles, and bowed low, hesi tating, and evidently deatring to make a speech, but too much embarrassed and agitated to open h *r lips, greatly to the disappointment of the au dience, who were on tiptoe to hear her. However let her take heart and hope for better luck next time. Interesting! from Cape Haytien ? Advices from this place to the 12th inst. have been received. Annexed is an extiact of a letter, dated 10th inatant: U 8 brig Somen, Commander Oerry, arrived here, | aidult., on a miaiion relative to the imprisonment of C aptiin Vigil rem The comminier wai n-ceivtd with great courtesy by the authorities; all document* referriu* to the cue were Jai l bt-fjra him, and, after a thorough in veatigation ol ihe affair, the Comm. ndsr expressed h.m s.-lf entirely satisfied wilh their proceedings. Salute* were then exchanged, and on the a7th the Somer* sailed for St. Jogo deCuba via the Mole It is du> to the Go vernment to say that all othe" legal business was ordered to be suspended until this case was deposed of. Political affairs have all along been quin, but to day a rumor is current ol a new expedition against the Spanish part of the Inland It ia said a large quantity ef arms and ammunition has just been received at Port an Prince from Europe. Commercial affairs and prospects, in the north, have not been worse lor years than at present Coffee, which last year ranged from ? to 10#. has for the la*t (our months been at IS to 14J; and it now readily commands the lat ter price, sn it is very scarce snd much wsnted for remit tance. The cause of this scarci y appears to he the want ol labor. The laboring population generally have al ways much preferred jobbing on day labor for a subsis tence, to a support gamed hy steady employment on a plantation, ar.d the "Code Rural," which compels all agricultural laborers to contract to soms planter for ona year, and wh?c? forbids them to leave a plantation with out permits or form of imprisonment, wan much relazeri in its operation in ronsiquehce of the earthquake: and since the late revelntion it haa fallen into utter neglect, the government requir.ng many of the laborers to serve in the army. The result is a great falling off fn prednce, with no present prosp, ct of a change for the better? Meantime imports ha* e beet) on the increase, goods have sccumu sted snd price, have fallen, while exporta are. nn ! are likelyto continue,proportionally scarce and high. A French corvette of 20 guns, supposed the Naiad, has just entered the harbor?whence unknown.-IT. Statu Qaxette Texas Feeling in Missouri ?It appears by the following paragraph that Senator Benton is likely to get his instructions malgri all that haa been said:? We received la<t evening, letters from Jefferson city, containing a , ketch of the debate In ths Hou,e on the re solutions of instruction. Some of thn whigs arehsttling furiously in favor of Col. Benton's course?but all the democrats that have spoken, (except Mr. Bay who was we believe, a whig where he come from) advooated the ri-inlutinns agreed on in caucus Mr Coalter, of 8t i.barUs, whig, spoke in fivor of in structions, such ss Mr Hi'i*h Introduced Mr C. is for Texas, opposed to the Abolitionists, fcc ; sn I ws under stand there sreabout a doten whigs in the House who occupy the seme position The Ken ate adjourned on the l?th, to enable the men ber# to hear the debate in the House on the resolutions of li' 'Miction. The question had produced great excite* Si. ut.?<1. hmit Rforter, Dm. Ill Fivk Days Lath* eu.cn Uu*mos Avrw ?In j eorne way we have received the Britiik Packet ot the 19th ot October. That paper is rather severe apon Capt. Vorhees for ins seizure of the Argentine squadron, but gives no additional facta. [From the Buenos Ayres Packet, Oct. It ] The account* from Montevideo, ai regard* the condi tion of the inhabitant*, are moat heart-rending, and the truth ol theie statement* is attested by the great number ol ladie* and children who have latterly arrived at this port, alter having endured every privation ratharthan abandon " home, awaat home " Montevideo ia now re duced, by the continued emigration of civilian* aad the conatant desertion of the military to *uch a melaboholy situation that it only preaents '? Thin streets and foreign aspects, such as must Too often remind her ot who and what enthrals." The political state is daily becoming more desperate, from the discord that prevaiM among the rebel rulers. ? The authority of Klores, or rather of Melohor Obea, whose tool he in, is now paramount, and, not content with the diamisial of Lamas, it is said that this new up start insists upon the removal ol Vstquez, and even ot the mock President himneil, in order to make room for a " mi litary government"suited to the circumstances. In the meantime, the ioreign commanders who Rave hitherto witnessed with apathy the spoliations and atro cities of which their fellow countrymen have been vic tim*, are beginning to arouse from their apathy. Admi ral Orenfell, of the Brasilian Wavy, hat lately resented, in an effectual manner, an unpardonable insult offered to the Imperial flag, threatening to take Rat Island unless h? obtained ample satisfaction, which was at last reluc tantlv given by the intrusive authorities. A hope is en tertaiued that -.his example will be followed by the Trench Admiral arid the Sardinian commander, a number ot whose pacific oountry men in the outskirts oi Montevideo were butchered in the oust inhuman manner bv Flores in his lste ioraying sortie trom ihe Cerro? and which achievement was Celebrated in Montevideo with tha moat barefaced effrontery as a triumph ovw the besieging army ! The Austrian brig Restanrador Rosas, has been purchased by the Government ot Buenos Ayres; she ia a moat superb venae! and quite new, bavins heen built for a man ol war She ia to mount 22 long 82 pounders and will bear the fl ig of Admiral Brown. The admiral went on board on Thursday to prepare her for service, for which she will be ready in a few days. Official Documents.?Buenos Ayres, Sept 28, 1844 ?The Government ol Huenos Ayres, See. has otdered and decreed. Art. 1. Mr. Fn* Henry Ho mer is appointed consul ot the Republic, in Boston, North America. 2 Let this be published Rosas. Felipe Abana. There were seventy merchant vesaelu at Buenos Ayres on the 19th, thirteen of which were Ameri can. BuKNOi Avass Market, Oct. 19 ? Doubloons, Spanish, $317 ? 3ih each: do Patriot, file ? 316} do; Plata, macu qmna, 13} a IS do lor one; Dolluia, Kpanish.M} a 13} each; do Patriot and Patacones, 13} a 13} do; 8ix percent rttock, 68 a 7J ilo percent; Exchange on England, 3} a 3 13-16 per dol; do France, 39 a 39} ct per <1 1; do Kio Janeiro,13} d 14 per ct prem; do Montevideo, 13} a 13} do; do United States, 18 a 14 per U 8 dol; Hides Ox, lor England and Germany, 64 -i 66 per petada; do France, 60 a 03 do; do Neith Americ i, 46 a 40 do; do Spain, 49 a 60 do; do salted, 43 a 63 do; do hone, 18 a 19 do each; Cali skins. 60 a 63 pr .lesada; Sheep ikms common. 34 a 40 pr doz; d? fine, 41 a 44 do; Deer skins, 10 a W do . Goat >kinn, 30 a 33 do; Nu tria skins, A a 7 dol pr lb; Chinchilli ?king, 60 ? 60 dol pr dozen; Hoiae hair, short, 84 a 36 dol pr arroba; do mixed 44 a 46 do; do long, 110 a 130 do; Wool, common, washed, 34 a 30 do; do picked, 40 a 4i do; do (horn Irani skin', 41 u 43; do m?stizs, dirt;, 33a 30do; Tallow, pure, 18 a 30 do, do taw, II a 13 do; do with grease, 16 a 17 do; Jerkeo beef, 30 a 36 pr qaintal; Horn*, mixed. 160 a 300 pr thou sand; do Ox. soo a 400 do; Shin bones, 80 a 90 do; Hide cuttings, 83 a 84 pr 100 lbs; Ostrich feath> rs, white, 11a 13 pr It); do black, 7 a 8 do; Sailed tonguea, 16 a 18 pr do zen; Salt, on board, 36 a 80 pr fanrgs; Discount, 1} a 1} pr ct pr month. The highest price ol Doubloons during the week $318. The loweat price $316. The highest rate of Exchange upon England during the week 8 13-16 pence. The lowest ditto 3} pence. Impop.tant prom Centum. America.?Wc find in the Philadelphia. United Statu Qaztttt of yes terday, the following interesting news from La guayra

Laouatra, Nov. 16, 1841.?Since the date of my last letter, but li'tle change ha* taken place in the state of the markets, as it regards the produce of the country. Cif fee is coming in, though not us yet to much extent; ths crops are good, and the quality rather superior ; the prices, however, still keep up. ic consequence of the European demand so that it is impossible to ship it to the United States without a heavy loss. The market continues to be well stocked with Ameri can provisions; Rice lias, however, been somewhat scarce, but the Orion having brought out 60 casks, there in iiuw an anundaut tuoply. We have had several arrivals within a few days from Europe, with dry good*, wines, fruits, See The balk Telegrdph has brought an extensive cargo both of Eng- ' liah Hud German goods, having touched at Liverpool on her way to La Guayra ; we have all" the Sarah Bell and the Wennan, from Liverpool, tho Duke of Cambridge from Bremen, and the Nancy from Bordeaux. The dry goudi market is, therefore, now. well supplied, and al though the demand at the present time is comparatively small,) th?lmerchants are, nevertheless, looking forward with confidenae for better times There are no United States vessels in port except the Orion, and she is expected to sail tn-day for Philadelphia by way of Puerto Cabelio. Nothing has yet been heard of the Violet. Our much respected Charge d'Affiires to this Govern ment, A. H Hall, E*q , expects to leave here for the Uni ted Statei in the next vessel; his place will be filled by the newly appointed Minister, Mr Ellis. An insurrection of rather a serious character has re cently broke ou' ii th- neighborhood of Letarna, in this province, some 60 or 70 miles from Caracca*. A body ol troops wa< immediately despatched by the goverumei.t to the camp of the insurgents, tor the purpose ol restoring order ; on their arrival a A'g of truce was sent to the hos tile army, with offers of paruon a id protection to all who would return peaceably to their homes. These offers were, however, rejected, and a battle ensned, which re suited in the complete overthrow of the rerolters, and the death of their leaders, Centeno and Alvarado. We have at yet no information as to the force of the insur gents nor the number they lost in the battle. The following translation of an " Extra" issued yester day from 'hn office ol the " Liberal,"in Caraccas, contains all the Itioiai information which has transpired on the subject : ? Important Military Eiuaukmfnt op Lkzama ? Com munication of the Judge of the Couit ct Orituco, to the Secretary of War of the Republic of Venezuela? Orituco. Nov 8, 1844. Mr. Secretary-1 have been authorised by Gen. Jose Maria Zamora, Commandant of Arms of the Province, to communicate to you the interesting news ot the quell ng of the rebellion, headed by Col. Celestino Centeno, and Captain Joan Maria Alvarado. At Orut, about two leagues distant from the town ol Lezama, the valiant Zamora engaged the fact ion ists to day, leaving dead on the fluid both Centeno and Alvara do. and completely dispersing the whole body of their followers. I have been directed by the General to inform you that a detailed account of this successful engagement will be furniahed as soon as a plan of following up the dispersed revolted can be arranged. 1 congratulate the nation ou so complete a triumph ob tained by the valor and intrepidity of its laithful soldiers. 1 am, your obedient servant, (Signed) RAMON ALCANTARA. Communication of the Mayor to the Governor. Orituco, Nov. 8.1844, 11 o'clock P. M. This dav, at 3 o'clock. A. M , the Commander-iu-Gene ral ofthe Forcesof the Province, with 300 men, marched from this place to the town of Oruz. where the revolters held their encampment, and at 1 P. M. they were com pletely routed, and the principal leaders. Col. Celes tino and Capt. Jose Maria Alvarado were killed. Many of the insurgents were wounded, and amongst them was found the infamous Puerta Of our party there were four or Ave slightly wounded, one dangerously,and one killed. To the courage of our General, and the bravery and intrepidity of all the officers and men is to be attributed the fortunate success of the engagement; and I have the honor to congratulate the government of the Province ami that ofthe na ion,on so happy a result. The details of this encouuter will be given as soon as the authorities m-iy he put in possession ol the necessary information. Iam,(tc. (Signed) JOSE ANTONIO PF.RALTA. The promptness and efficiency with which the govern ment has acted on this occasion, indicates a determina tion as well as an ability to preaerve order throughout the Republic. F 8 ?Nov 30.?Additional information has come In from L*sama,by which we learn that the force of the in surgents amounted to about 400, and that they wore sub ?< q'lently enc untered by the constitutional tro? ps and driven into the mountains. After the death of their leaders, Cente io and Alvarado, they were headed by two of th-1 sons of Centeno Many of them have been killed, and the rebellion is now considered at an end. Vert Latk from Jamaica.?We have received by the arrival of the Jessie, at Baltimore, the Kingtton Journal of the 27ih nit. Annexed is the only extract worth a button ; and this is only interesting ns showing the intercoms* between the pever.t! ir<l,inds in that seciiou of the world. A small ye??el from Saint Luela, owned by * pennn rf I the n une of Tharel, was seiz- d |<n Martinique, and Tba rel imprisoned on achaigo < f being engaged in aasitting the '??ripo of slavea from that Colony The Governor of Martinique, in reply to a commtini cation on the snbjMCt from the Lieut. Governor of 8a nt Luoia, says that Tharel had been committed on the depo sition of aeveral persons as being the party who had as slated the evasion of the slaves, but he ('ho Governor) could not interfere wi'h the course of Justice, and he must await his trial The vessel he also stated was not tinder selsuro, nor were the crew of it accused. As the attention of Colonel Torren? has been called to this cir cnmstance, we have no doubt he will see that justice is done to the party, and that the Martinique slave owners dn not Improperly condemn a British subject. They are likehv t< ne very much preltidiced against Tharel, and this being the cue, a fair and impartial trial can hardly be expected. Amiisementa. Lattbhinq Oas-Fun Again ? Head Professor Colton's advertisement of liia grand annual exhibition of Laughing Gas in the Tabernacle on Monday evening next. Opposition ?A Washington letter says, that should Mr. Polk call an extra session of (.ongress ?which is not very probable-. Gov Jones will call an extra session of the Tet ntwaee Legislature, to elect a United States Senstor in place of Col Foster, whose tern e*pirei the 4th oJ Match nixx- bat not oihei wise. Superior Court. Befoiu JuJk? Vandrrpoel Dec. 37.?fa'mrr vs Jrjftrsim fmturanet Co.?Thejury in this case rendered ? verdict for plaintiff $360 dauuge* uvl CtslU. Junta T. Rogeri vs Jthn Thomptun -Libtl ?Thi? wai j an a<3t>on of tiwpaM,brought to r cover damages ugainat the d< f'iidnnt. Tor the publication of an alleged libel upon I the plaintiff in " Thornp?on'? Bank Note List," who.it appeared, was engaged in certain fraudulent banking ' operations and financial sj> cula'iona in Ihia city and Maryland. Mr. Thompson. the defendant considering | that auch operation* affected the intereits of the public? i wrete, it wua alleged the libellous articles in qu> ation. I Mr Rirttonp opened the caae, when the first witness, | Wm B. Lick wai examined by Mr. Ratisond?1 am ac quainted with the defendant: I am a compositor, and set up the types ; that paper [handed in] 1 believe to be<Mr. Thompson's, dated August, 1843 and May 03, 1044 ; ano ther paper waa also put, dtted March, 1844, and were ad mitted in proof on witness's belief. Court? What ia the substanc i of this libel J li it for taking character or depriving of business 7 Mr. Ratmohd ?Both, your honor. Sardkohd Starlet examined by Mr. Raymond?1 par chased the papers in lueation at the ottee of Mr. Thomp son. Court? Rea4 the libel* as charged in the indictment. The following were then read from " Thompson's Bank Note List"?The first waa dated 3id May,1044. and was as lollow s;?"That notorious financier,James T Rovers,who mined thn Northampton (Pa.) Bank, and the Hamilton Bank of this State, and who waa himself ruined by the farmers' and Miller*' Bank (Md.l.ha* retired in disguat If those who have suffered by him, will send in certified copies ol their grievances, we will publish them gratis" The next, under date August 93d, IMA, went as fallows: " Judgment has been obtained against the Hamilton Bank, und injunction served upon the Comptroller. Last, though not lea?t, this bank is controlled l>y those who " Slammed and Rogered the Northampton Bank " Another, under date August 30, 1848, nnder the head of " black wiaii"?" Beach ia very well known. Collins has been about 18 months in this city, and is becoming well known. Slamm and Rogers are new begiaanfc but they make rapid strides in the " art of banking * CWllins in tends to make a circulating medium for It* Mississippi ralley, Beach for the city and suburbs of New York; Slamm and Rogera for the country generally. Eyes to the right, and eyea to the left. Look first on these bank *rs xnd then on u?. If ever we quote as good any of these binks, then mark it down for sure that we have received ' blick mail." (The reading of this caused considerable 1 (lighter ) The next waa dated March 9, 1S44, and went aa fol lows j?" The Comptroller ha* taken the first legal step towards winding tip the Hamilton Bank by cauaing it to he enjoined This is the last of the red do(t in this State When the bank fell into the handa of the financial pi ra'es of this city, we quoted it doubtful, and gave our reatons for so doing The correctness of our courae it fully proved by the result. The Comptroller has very properly retained in hia hands all the interest in the State stock*; and when a lot of mutilated notes were sent in to be exchanged for new ones, he retained them also Tharki to thn good management of the Bank department, the public will not lose by this ? ncern " Mr. Robinson moved for a nonsuit, on the ground that no special damages were asked, for the declaration went generally on the ground of good moral character, and the plaintiff did not sue, as a man of business, for losses sustained by the publication. Mr Ratmokd objected. Court over-ruled and atked, did the defendants admit the Duhlicatlon 7 Mr. Robinson (for defence,)?I submit the publication is not proved. Mr Raymond.?I think we here (nlly proved the pub lication. . Court.?I think there can be no doubt of the publi cation . , Mr. Robinson.?Well, we shall admit; and it remains fjr me to put our cane to the Jury. Mr R here opened bis cue. The shaving operations ot pa'eel of stock job hers and banking importers hi this city was well known, and had been frit for a long period as a grievance upon the community at large It was also well kaown that Mr Thompson had published a most useful and valuable pe riodical, which not only exposed the frauds of those job bers and banking speculators, but protected the public from the fraudulent impositions of the?e pluuderers. He intended to put in the plea of justification on the general istue, and would be able to juitity, in the fulleat sense the publication In question and show that the commu nity were "Slammed and Rogerrd," as the publication charged (Roars of laughter ) He would also be able to show that this very Rogers, who put himself upon hi* character and good moral condnct, was not nloue a speru latoi and financier, such aa Monroe Edwards and others who had proved upon the community, and committed se veral frauds by his banking operations, but that he was mi actual banktupt at the time of these financial opera tions, bad debts hanging over him to a large amonnt and several judgments in the hand* of the Sheriff* against him The public owed a deep debt of gratitude to such men at VIr Thompson for exposing such frauds, and they intend ed to show what kind of character the plaintiff possessed; a character which he should feel obliged to any man iu ?he community for ridding him of. (Laughter) Mr R. after detailing some fret* in relation to the Hamilton Bank and other matters,which will be lound in evidence concluded Mr Raymond wished to know what plea the oppo site counsel meant to put in ? Mr. Robinson -The general iasue. Mr Rsymond? I wish to kt.ow if you mean to plead in mitigation of damages ; or generally in Justification T After some brief argument, the question was left open by direction of the Court Mr Robinson?To save time, we shall elect and plead in justification the tnUh of the chaiges in this alleged Mr. Raymond here cited 34th Wendell, the case ol Coo per vs Barber, in su iport cf his position, contending that the publication of the truth dM not justily a libel. Tn8 b Wendal also, the case Mitchell vs Bonden, charging with having sworn a perjury ; it was held, that in justification defendant was not only bound to drove the falte ?tBearing hut there was anether n cessary ingredient, be being hound to show th?t such false swearing was wilful and corrupt H? is charged with being ruined. Court ?Do yougmean |to say that publishing that a man was ruined by operation* in banking, that such pub lication is lihelloua? ... , , . Mr. Raymond ?He 1* charged with having ruined the Northampton Bank, and, following up the charge, thej say lie ruined the Hamilton Bank, of thi* State- The gener.il tendency ol the whole article was directly libel lout, and therefore the defendant cannot justify. Couht? Do you tkink that the libel is not susceptible of justification? , j Mr. Raymond.?I think that the plain import of the | language is quite manifest. Court.?I think the slander is against the Hamilton Bank. . ... Mr. Robinson here placed a witness aa the stand to prove general character. Mr. Raymond objeoted. The Court overruled the objection, when Mr. Abijah Mann was sworn aiid examined by Mr. Robinson. I know James T Rogers, and his general character. I have heard more said againat him, than in his favor as a man ol worth I have heard persons speak of him casually Tho majotity ot persons whom I have heard speak of him have not spoken well of him. Crois taamined by Mr Raymond?1 have had dealings wiih him as agent for other parties, but never on my own Mr Putt Adams examined by Mr. Robinson. I have kept an oltt :e in Wall street and have been there since 1844). I have heard Mr. Rogers' character spoken of in a derogatory manner as a man of integrity. His character is bad, so Mr as I have heard Cioss examined by M i. Ravmond-I lived near Rogers in Wall street. I prosecuted him on a note. I have fre quently seen Mr. Thompson in Wall street We have had a good deal ol intercourse. 1 heard a good deal said of Mr Rogers'character at Mr. Thomnson a ; but g--n? nlly in the streets. I heard Mr Deane, of Wall street. * peak of him, and also a Mr. White the lawyer Hespoke badly of Rogers. I believe It was Mr James W. White. Mr. E. D?yis examined by Mr Robinson?1 know Mr. Rogers His character, so far ta I have heard it spoken of, is had . . Mr Warrkn Jenkins corroborated the statement* ot the foregoing witness in relation to general character. Mr John Rick aworn?examined ny Mr Robinson.?I resided at Allentown, (Pa.); I lett there in July, IMS; I was irom 20 to ?4 years Cashier ot the Northampton Bank, and for two or three yeara President of the Bank j I was originally a mechanic, and learned theconfection 1 ary business, which I now follow in East Broadway; I knew James T Rogers during my negotiations to obtain money for the Bank; I knew him to have obtained a loan under a sealed agreement. Rogers received money under that agreement; he received a large amount ol the bill* of that Bank tinder this agreement. Court?If there was a written agreement, it aliould be produced Mr. Robinson ?1 shall be able to prove that he receiv ed money from the Bank. Court?A witness cannot testily as to facts, which aro embodied in a written agreement between parties I admonish the witness not to answer. Mr Robinson.?Can you tell the amount he got from the Bank ? Mr Rhymond objected Witness.-I cant tell the exact amount; 1 wish I had nothing ?o do with thl* case: I have undergone so much persecution, that it i* enough to drive a man cramy. Coubt.?Well, don't ray anything that will Involve yourself- We feel for you. | Witnrss.?My memory is much impaired, and it 1* | enough to drive a man crs*y. To Mr Robinson ?The Northsmpton Bank failed in IMS, shortly al'er Rogers' dealings. q._ i o what do yon attribute the failureof the North amp'on Bank ? Witness.?I attribute it fir*' to an act ofthe Pennsylv*. nia legislature? seannd to a freshet on the L*high?the Bank owing more than the amnuat of their capital; and third, the dedication of John Rice (the witness ) if that b?true?but I insist it i* not; and finally, their throwing their Captain, John Rice, overboard, who Berved them faithfully for twentj five years. (Roar* of laughter) There were some brokers from Philadelphia, Wall stie?t, ai.d Boston, sent on large amounts of note*- I spenk ol the whole tribe (I,Slighter.) I know R< gers as a banker, but not as a broker. There had been'wo rtlff rent emis sions of notes. The ob.t<at of 'he second emission was to pledge nj security in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York. The notes that were returned cam* from the bro kers - some of these notes were thrown into the market? Rogers made loans to ihe Bank by agreement. Coua' ?If there be a written instrument in existence the parties are hound to Introduce It. Mr Robinson, f a?k the witnes* if there wa* a loan? Mr R?vmonb objected. The Court overruled. Witness to Mr. Robin?on ? Rogers made loans to the bank in dtalt* and checks, partly in both ; to the best of my recollection the agreement specified the description oi money hand"d in by Rogers ; there were some note* ol the Hamilton B* k given in by him Crmi-fTaminnl by Raymond ?The notes were secured b the Comptroller ; n few were exrhinged for gold at Philadelphia at one-half per ce t discount; there was subsequently a commission l*"Ued. ntid there wa* settle ment; I have been iodicted with Rogers, at Philadelphia Mr PMLir Reynolds examined by Mr. Robinson-1 know that there was an institution railed the Hamilton Bank managed by two men named B'gelow and Mr Ro gers: I have been appointed Receiver under an order of Chancery overlhe Bank, which Is broken; Rogeis had ?h managenent nf It at the time it was broken up; a man of the name rf Hlamm, iind ano'lier man named Mi'tnt, act'd a* Rogers' creatures: Rngers' testimony before he Master in Chancery showed tUa Mount wa* a very rupKUlili man) I .lenvej what I know In convei *atf n* with Rogers, and alio with the othur i.amid, there was not a jimmy ol tin- as*ett? remain ii g Mr. Robinson?It had t.eeu pretty thuiouiihiv Boceied 1 think? (Laughter ) Witness?The Bank ?U supp led to be in Hamilton county; 1 understood the Batik had no location exoept tbeoffl a in Wall street; I ahauld doubt from alllhe*rd if the Bank bad any other place of buiinvtt exctpt New York; Rogera' general character, I have not h>*?ia much utioutbim; hia name ha* never come up mech be'oreme, 1 have hand two or three apeak of him, not as a mar. of integrity. No cro?* examination. Mr. Stcfhin Bi-ckmalteb sworn and examined by Mr Robinson.?1 know Mr. Rogers C'oi'ut?la Mr. Rorers lang in New Yoik' Mr. Raymond He owned the Merrymack Mills atone time, and la married in tkia city Mr. Robinson?We want no dissertation from thecouiw sel. The fact is, your Honor, he is a sort of Boating finan cier fram 8t Louis to Nyaek. Coubt?Gentlemen, now I must step this. Mr. Raymond?Ye*. upon the evidence of the Hon Bir Lucius Robinson. Mr. Robibsoh?You shall nee by and by. Coubt?Come, gentli men. Witness?1 have heard he did not pay bis debts. Mr. Kbbnezeh Seklycorroborated th? iormrr witnesses in relation to character. He contlntu d -1 am attorney; I had two acceptances of Biamm and Roger* placed pro fessionally in my hands; I made enquiries of several, and received had accounts aa to his general character, not be?>g a man of good (tending. Cion+rxamintd by Mr. Raymond?1 have no diatinet re- ? collection ol the sources lrom whence 1 derivtdmy in formation ; ] can't aay if it was from Mr. Thompson. Mr. B. C. Hbbbino exam Ded?His general character is bad ; I have known him for years ; I have had dealings with him; we disagreed; I have beard his character spo ken of disparagingly some two year ago. , . , Arraaweow Seision. The Court took a recess and again sat at 4 o'elcek. Mr. Lewis Tavtan was called to the atand, and examin ed by Mr. Rocinson?About two year* ego Mr Roger* called at my office with ioma bills of the Northampton Bank, which he represented as good. He offered to give me $a00 if I took a record and made a statement thst the Banfc was geod ; he left the money on one occasion, which I returned, end deoliued any further communica tion with him ; ke was introduced to me as a respectable man : I can't tell what were the securities he sbowtd me in relation to the bank ; he told me somrthing about coal securities ; but I don't well recollect ; I undere'ood he was the agent of the bank; he wanted me to put down i.is name in my book in order to show his solvency to the amount of some $80 or $70 000; I did not take his money. The contract b-tween ''Snrnm and Rngers" and the ' Northampton Bank," by which the parties bound them selves 'o pay the bank $80,000, all made payable at the Union Bank of this city in drafts, the oank binding itaelf to pay in conaideration sums amounting to $30,000. end translering two securities, tin payment ot the drafts two package*,whieh had been delivered, containing notes, were to be returned. Two supplementary agreements were put in. showing an amount of check* drawn on the Manhattan Bank Mr Geo. Keech was sworn and examined by Mr Ro binaon I am a resident of Allentown, Pa. Was cashier of the Northampton Bank up to the time it failed The President became a defaulter to a large amount; he had alao loaned to the Lehigh Coal Co a large amount of mo. ncy, lor which the bank received mortgage loan certifi cates ; the bank became pressed for money and borrowed on these certificates, which were much depressed. Mr. Rice, the President, was authorised to borrow for the bank ; afier efforts he returned home and reported that he might borrow on the notea of the bunk and the loan certificate*. He was authorized to negotiate as pro posed. He, however, hypothecated double the amount authorized ; very coon alter the same notes were offered in large amounts at the bank for payment Notes to the amount of $180,000 got into circulation, for which only a ?mall amount ha<.i been received by the bank. I have se?u ?he greater part of the drafts and acceptances en time loaned by Rogers and SIsmtn. Mr. Robinson?They did not give cash. They nrerely gave a black dog and got a sick monkey. (ImmoaM laughter ) Witness ?I have seen the different chccki put in by them; also the agreement, and the re-assignment of the coal contract; at the time of the re assignment of the coal contract, none of the drafts were due. In conse quence of the return of the notes in large amounts, the Bank stopped Cro$t examined ty Mr. Raymond ? "ome of the notea wentinto the hands of " 8l?mm and Rogers;" the agree ments and receipts, and, I believe, some Tetters chow this fact. Mr. Rice made the arrangement with Rlsmm and Rotrers;I suppose in Philadelphia, but I belii ve all the agreements were made at New York; 1 groun > my opi nions on what I have seen in the agrtemt nt, I delivered the notes to Mr. Rice, that t hey should be sent to Mr. Roger*; the receipts for $130,000 are in the hand wilting 'if Mr-Rogers; they eommeuced being retnrned in March, I84S From Si,000 to 60,000 dollars were hypothecated at Baltimore, by a Mr. Crawford; about lour or five thou sand were returned to the Bank; notea were also issued to a Mr. Wilde' before the assignment of tke bank, and were not put iu circulation; lour paymenta, however, were made The Bank stopped doing business in March, 'he assignment was made in Jure; there was a special ?issignment made in April; from $>0,000 to $M,000 were returned to the Bank up to March The acceptances vere never paid; the matter was arranged by aettlement between Rogers and the Bank. Coust?The only queotion is to ascertain if Slamm and Rogers had produced this failure by their lraudulent dealing*, as charged in the parrgrngb. Mr. Robinson?We have shown that, and that no ar rangement was made before the commencement of this suit. WitNE?? erou-examuetd in cenlinualfn? Some of the Crawford notes were taken back; I do not know that Rice, after the failure of the Bank pat theee paper* in cir culation. Mr. John Die an, sworn and examined by Mr Konmon ?I am a Broker, and live in Wall street; I have seen notes iu the December of 1843. ol the Northampton Bank in circulation in Well street; they were princ pslly fltiO md $60 bill*; I received them from a man named Collins; i bey sold lor about 76 ents on the dollar Mr. Hohinson?I have given notice that I would be able to a* ow that the mere (act of R gers' connexion ?i'h the Bank was sufficient to insure its failure. Witnkii, in continuation?Rogers'character, aocord tntr to tumor, if generally vary bad in basinets. Cross examined by Ratmond?I am connected with the "New Hope Bank;" I take up it* bill*; I have h?arl many ?peak ill of Wogers; Mr St John. and*others; I heard a Mr Howard spe?k ill of him; I was in business at the West before I came to Wall street. Mr Thomas L. Coleman examined br Mr. Robinson? I am a broker in this c tjr, and was in 184* in th?- winter of that year; I saw a large amount ol the notea of the Northampton Bank in circulation; they came from the office of Hlamm li Rogers, in Wall street. Cross txaminrd by Mr Raymond I saw a good many of 'hose notes; I was employed by Mr Rogers to d spose of 'he money; I don't know how it went (Loud laughter ) I got ten c>-nt* for some, and eleven c*nts tor another, and I believe fifteen cents for some, and don't knew in iaot how it went. (Roars of laugh'er.) I went slso to Phila delphia. and was sent there by fllamm fc Rogers; I reside at No 2 Wail street, and am in partnership with Thomp son. I have no Interest Id the " Bank Note Repo ter." 1 had about $ ft) 000 of the money on hand; 1 eommenoed ?ailing at 76 cents in the dollar, and it was down subs* quently to nothing. The defence here rested Ri6u/ting Cast ? Sandyobd 8tani.it exsminsd by Ray mond?The Hamilton Bank was stopped by injunction and the affairs went into the hands of a Rfflvtr The Comptroller took It in hand. T> e notea were taken up for hall a cent discount after the injunction was laid on. I continued to take them up until a receiver was ap pointed Cioit rramintd by Mr. Robinson?The Comptroller had means in hand to tMke up the liabilities of the bank ; hut not to take up the certificates of deposit, amounting to $13 600. The certificates were issuea by me on direction of Roger* The certificate* were issued net on money alone. I had not that amount of money. The certificates on their face state the actual deposit of money but the amount was not lodged. I cant tell the actual amount of money deposited at the time. I do not know that h? took up the certifioata in consequence of Its being notified in some ol the city journals that the certificates were frau dulent. Everything was taken away a short time after the certificates were issued and belore they became due. To Mr Ravmonb?'There was but one certificate taken up by him. Ex-Alderman Piranv produced and examined by Mr. Raymond as to chaiactor? I know the-plaintiff, Rogers) I have heard some speak well of him and some apeak against bim ; I kuow but little of his character; I know nothing against him ; people speak against him. CocaT- You live rather out ol the sphere of his opera tion*. (Laughter.) Witness? I do. Mr. Raymond?You dent go into Wall street very much? (Laughter) Witnvss I do n t indeed ; I dont have much to do with bankers or financiers (Laughter.) Wm M Mitchell, lawyer of John street, iwern ; I al ways regarded his character ss good ; f knew bim to be hi-gagerf in business at Westchester about eight or ten years ago ; he waa connected with alaiga factory In Westchester when I lived there ; he left about eight years ago ; hi* factory waa burned down Mr. Robinson--H thill is gone into 11 shall produce a witness to show that he is charged with having burned It down himself. Mr. Ratmono?We defy that Mr Cnables Thomvsoy.?I have heard nothing against his character ; I understand lie bus got eat paper that la not paid ; be is oi a sanguine temperament, and sometimes over calculates. To Mr. Robinson.?Rogers owes me a largo amount of money; I expect he will pay me; I have henrd Mr. Mitchell say he was an honest man. (Langhter) Mr. Robinson.?Io have I. But what Is his general reputation? Witness ?I hare heard nothing sgaimt him. The ca*? here closed. Mr Robinson h< re vurrmnl up, ?n<' commen'ed with caustic leverity on the shavir-g oper ations or ihe finin c.iers of Wall street. The evieerce showed that ?hU was a most f raudulent concern, got up here.proii sniag to have a bank in operation in Hami ton coun'y, where notuoh bar k was at all in exist' nee, and keeping a shaving shop in Wall street, where notes are I'stied at par with the right ovrr the countrr. and one holf or three fourths dis count are taken in over the same counter with the left. The fraudulent certificates of deposit appeared fullv In evidence, and it waa ludicrous foi such a msn to talk of I chatacter. He considered the plea of Justification was sustained 1st, That the publisher ef a puhl ic Journal onght to be protected in fair and true strictures in reterence to the conduot of men in which the public have any cob era. That the liberty of Ihe press should he guarded in thia respect so long as it does not degcnereteTnto licentious ness, I 3d, That before a man brings an action for damage to his character, he mu-t take care to have a character that can be damaged. 1<I, That a complete Justification had been made out by showing the truth of the matters stated in the alleged li bel. That the conduct and menagf-mrnt of Rogers bad in fact ruined both the N >nh mi ton and Hamil'on Banka. 4th. That even if such Justification bad net he* n made ant, the proof against the genrral chararter of the p ain ?iff wa< ao sftoog end conclusive that plaintiff ought not te recover n relation to character, Rogers nut himself forward aa a man ol geod character; they ell Knew the testimony that was introduced on this hesd,completely overwhelm, i ed the character of the defendant. That he broke thf

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