Newspaper of The New York Herald, January 17, 1845, Page 1

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THE NEW YORK HERALD. VoL XI., No. JO?Whole No. 3978. NEW YORK, FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 17, 1845. Prloe Two Conta* (Written ex prosily tor the New York Herald.] Notes taken In Mexico, by feint Peal, (SOT TNI AFOITLK.) _ After Santa Anna, the moat remarkable person is Mr. Trequerros. This individual is the son of a carpenter, who at this moment resides in Vera Cruz. When a boy, Mr. Trequerros was placed in a merchant establishment, and for many yean acted into that capacity, doing a considerable busi ness on his own account, and that principally with the United States of America; finally he became a favorite with Santa Anna, and received the ap pointment of Minister of Finance. While in this situation, he made a very great abuse of the power that he possessed, and in conjunction with the Pre sident, a lucrative business was carried on, which in the course of three or four years, made a differ ence to the Mexican nation of about five millions of dollars. As Congress intend to examine fully this deficiency, I have no doubt it will be found that the said amount of money is not forthcoming in Mexico These five millions of dollars have been paid principally by the merchants, and for the purpose of settling their duties?(the way in which this is done I explained in my former notes)?and as all transactions entered into, and made by Mr TrequerroB, are put on one side, those merchants who have been unfortnnate enough to have any arrangements unsettled, are likely to suffer very considerably; as I am satisfied the government will hot acknowledge contracts or arrangements made by Santa Anna or hia officers There is rather an amusing anecdote related in connexion with Mr. Trequerros. When he was on a visit to the United States some years ago. and at a certain period, on board of a steamboat, bound up the river Mississippi, he was asked lor his ' lree papers." Tuis I can readily believe, as .?i" eY,"ehtly has a considerable quantity of black 'blood in his veins, and his hair is very woolly; lodeed, I believe his mother was of the negro jVnily, which at once will account for the demand made on his liberty. You may imagine that he was not pleased with this occurrence, and from his recent actions, I don't think it prepossessed him in favor of the Anglo-Americans. f?*''ng against him ran very high in the city of Mexico; the mob demolish*a his private resi pence in December last, and if he had been found ?? i h?ve ewy reason to think they would have killed him. I canuot say what the Congress will do with him and his confederates, although I strongly suspect they will make them disgorge their j lunder, that is, if they have any in the country. In November last it was reported that Mr. Tre fuerros had escaped from Vera Cruz in the brig 'etersburg, bound to New York. This turned out to be incorrect, but t am certain he will see this cpuntry before long, * specially as a small part of his hard earned treasure, found its way here with out much difficulty?and he is the last man in the world to be suspected of deserting bis specie. In Mexico government contracts are generally made by the Minister of Finance, and Mr. Tre querros found it particularly to his advantage to at tend to this department. I believe I may safely assert, that no contract was ever made, for these past lew years, with the Mexican government, without the parties making it paid bribes in cash, or by a oer centage to the Minister of Finance or other officers connected wilh the then existing ad ministration; and I have no doubt the subject of my pen could enlighten us on this point, as his credit 8,de of this account will be heavv from that source. There is a certain house in Vera Cruz, which has been established there a short time, and at its commencement had but a moderate capital; now they claim one million five hundred thousand dol lars for their fulfillment of government contract* ; and) yet, without this large sum of money, they seetn to have no inconvenience, but go on as usual. These parties have supplied the Mexicans with some gun boats, coal, cannon, and cannon balls; and; altbougn they often receive an advance ?ee hundred per cent on first cost, yet the y supplied, even of each article had this ,1 cannot believe would have amounted to > sum esone million and a half of dollars .*Mes this still mora interesting, is the fact ter in this house being brother-in-law to torros Whether this mode ol transacting is solely confined to the Mext must leave the sages at Washington to , tfo doubt when the defunct Minister of Mex i no nee steps aver here, he will expound <11 n his doctrines on this subject, and even then may h*ar nothing new, ana be may discover, y travelling he can learn more than he ever aed of before leaving his own country, ?n. Canalize (late Vice President,) and Mr. " vierroB were two of the best supporters Santa a ever had. and certainly they remained faith 1 o him, al>hough by deserting his cause they ^i.,hth*ve made some good arrangement, eape i -lly Canalizo, but I suspect the latter was too far mprnmiaed to admit of hia turning about. Mr. nnell formerly acted in the same ministry, as .mister of War; he conducted the government aper, and his articles were well written, and cele brated for their daily delenee of Santa Anna and his measures, but through some intrigue entered in to by Trequerros and others, he was displaced. Rejon certainly is one of the best men that the late government possessed; however, his abilities | seem to have been rather underrated by Mr. Shannon; that is, if we can judge from the corres pondence en the annexation of Texas. A short time ago, 1 heard some Mexicans amuse them s-lvea with the fact of several letters arriving at Vera Cruz, from the United States of America, addressed " Honorable Governor Shannon, of Mexico." These persons wished me to inform them, if it was usual to address ministers in that style, or had some zealous democrat done it in anticipation of his actual appointment as Goveraor of Mexico ! " For," aaid they, " as the Anglo Americans were about taking Texas, the distance being short to Mexico, no doubt they intend-d to step over to the Do us, and, by way of enlighten ment, Mr Shannon would be appointed Go vernor, to the end that hia abilities, then, might continue to shine, without fear of a Krjou eclipse. I believe I have written all I know of the most prominent individuals in the l ite art ministration, and in my next will speak of | those in the present, as well as enter generally into the state of the countnr, with the Mexican feeling on tne annexation of Texas, which J may just ob serve is very opposite to the opinion expressed by Mr. lugeraoll; indeed I cannot imagine where his ??authority" came from, but i can truly vouch for its being incorrect, as the population of Mexico, man, woman and child, are deadly opposed to the Ui.i ed states of America annexing Texas, and I never heard an opinion to the contrary?however,I will speak mote of this hereafter. Before I close I will "render nnto Cesar the things that are C?j*ra." In looking over my notes respect ing " Santa Anna" I find that there is one incident that I forgot to give you, and as it is much to the credit of that individual, I have much pleaanre in nowsendiogit. About fourteen months ago, I was in Mr. P. Southall's room,at the hotel in Mexico, when a very ybung man entered. This person was the son of a Doctor in Texas, and I rather think of the name of Hudaon. He had been taken prisoner by the Mexicans at Mier, and, with hia companions, drew for the ?' black and white beans," which were to decide for life or death He fortunately pulled out a white bsan, and eacaped {bean) shot. After this he addremrd a letter to Santa Anna, informing him that after his disaatrous engagement at Saa Jacinto, and when a prisoner in Texas, (he attempted to poinon himself,) his father was the meant of saving his life, and had him taken to km house, where he remained for some time?and that he, (the applicant,) was now a prinoner in Mexico, under very similar circum stances, which might be unknown tohim. In reply to tliis, the young man received a very kind letter from Santa Anus, (which I read,) atatiog that he well remembered the kindness he received while at hm father's honae, and he had often longed for an opportunity to repay it. He was vary glad that the opportuaityhad now presented itself, and ha re quested that the youug man would call on a tailor In Mexico, and furnish himself with whatever clothes he requiKt-d, and gave him an order for his expenses to VerafCruz. Alio, a letter of introduc tion to his ngent there, requesting him to pay his pauAHge to New Otleans, and give him what he nnghi require in Vera Grnz?and to pay him fifiy dollars to carry him from that place (Naw Orleauw) to Texas. This was very liberal of the '? old Gen eral." and I was sorry to learn, afterwards, that his kindness had Wen very much abased by ths young man. (Human nature !) Al-eoiNTMKN-M 1Y TUU PRESIDENT, Jan. 18.? Andrew J. LMhelsun, to be Charge d'Aflmires of the United Bum tor the Republic of Texas Charles Graebe. of New York, to b? Consul of tho United States for the Kingdommt Hanover, and tho Grand Dntchy of He we D*rmstadt\ An under Tod, to be Consul ol the Unl ed Elites IdKthe port of Alooandrla. In Egypt. Robert L McIntoiWL to bo Consul of tho United States for the port of Inuohdutou, in China leaae Stone, to be Consul of tha United\Statea tor the port of Son Juan do ioe Remedies, Cuba n.brtel O. V leu rot. of Now York, to be Uonwul of the Uditod States tor the Island of Marti, niquo Knea.MoF.i4, jr. to ho Consul of tho United St ilea tor the poit Af Laguna da Toraainoa, Mexico. James W. Wright, to Ae Consul of the United States tor the port of St Jago Af Cuba. A. H. Wildes, to be Sw vevor and InspectorJof the Revenue tor Use port of I pa wtoh Mass. Martial Russell, to bo Sumner and Innpoe tor of tho Rovsauo hhr tho port of Trey.ltaw York. Albany. [Correspondence of the Herald.] Albany, Jan. 14th, 1845. Agreeable State of 7hingt in the Political Circlet? The End not Yet. Dear Sir:? From present appearances it may possibly be in ferred that on Saturday next the two houses of the Legislature will go into the nomination of U. S. Senators. Such appears to be the impression at this moment. Your Navy Agent, Mr. Suydam, is here,and it is whispered that he came on post-haste from Washington, for the purpose of adding his pawerful influence to that already in motion to se cure, if possible, the election ot Messrs. Dickinson and Foster. To secure the permanent seats of these gentlemen has been the active,unremitted business of many worthy gentlemen attached to the con servative branch of the Democratic family. We do not mean to say that there is any such thing as bargain or sale in the premises, but it may be imagined that should these geif lemen be secured in their places, they would hftdly be so ungrateful as not to vote for the confirmation of certain other gentlemen wh?f have aided them by every means in their power. A legal gentleman of your city, who is connected with Senator Fos ter, has been operating in his behalf for some time, but with indifferent success. It is also rumored that Mr. Slamm, of your city, has recently made his appearance here as an advo ctte in person, while the Plebeian advocates in print, the cause of the " trumpery" Senators, as they are here designated. Every body keeps a sealed mouth upon this important and absorbing question,except those who are open in the expression of either their favor or opposition. It is, therefore, wholly uncertain whether or not the present Sena tors will be permitted to retain their seats perma nently. By Saturday next it may, perchance, be decided; and upon this decision many persons are leaning with hope and expectation. " Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown," said Shakspeare. and perhaps Gov. Wright does not say the same when no one can over-hear him. Wen it possible for him to be profane, or to Bpeak after the manner of men, should he ever swear, now is the time when he is called upon to let fly the oaths I fast and thick; and he would doubtless do so, if I any good might be expected from such ebulli- I tion. It may be that he is fond of such a besieged state; perhaps he is gratified with the congratu lations of event vagabond, genteel, or other- I wise, who thinks proper to solicit the honor of' being ushered by the door-keeper into the Execu iive Chamber 1 De quttibut, fyc. But such a crowd of persons, and upon such errands, as m?y be seen any day in the vestibule of the capitol, " no eye hath seen !" Does it not require some tact for a man to put on and put off a crowd of hungry wolves?to sway the mass as he will, to coax and wheedle and never say nay to any man 1 Surely it is a task of no ordinary nature. The Senate has this day been instructed, not to | say amused, by the delivery of an oration about the stripes and stars, the glorious patrimony of Americans, Texas. Oregon, and all sorts of such matters, delivered by Senator Clark?not Lott Clark. This burst of eloquence, evidently long in preparation, was occasioned by the introduction of a series of resolutions upon the Texas and Oregon agitation. We "go for" Texas?but can the Legislature of New York annex or re nnnex as the case may strike the fancy?Texas or any other country to the Union 1 It is the province ot Cougress not only to act in the premises, but like wise to debate, talk about, or dodge the question Senator Clark and every other ot his colleagues who uses up the morning hour m arguing this ques tion, wastes the time and money of the peo ple. These are sentiments not peculiar to your correspondent. A very responsible and pious gentleman opened the Assembly with prayer?and immediately thereafter the Speaker announced his Committees. As these are not yet in print, it is only remembered that he placed Crain, of Herkimer, his competitor for the Chair, at the head of the Ways and Means. This is magnanimous, to say the least. By the way, is it observed how many bills Mr. Morrison has given notice of his intention to introduce 1 He aims much of his legislative labor at your City Courts, especially the Superior and Marine. Thesr are the courts where democrats are made so ra pidly as to cause uneasiness to such gentlemen as Mr. Morrison, it seems that the democratic por tion of the House will not fralernixe, in any wav. with the Natives, three or four of whom would wish to be considered democrats They were not permitted to take part in the caucus, and may as well go home, bodily, for all the benefit they may hope to be to any party, in Albany or elsewhere. A tunny set, the Native Americans,4ruly! Judge Kent has resigned, to take effect on the seventeenth of February. The document came yesterday, and you may depend it has caused great commotion iu this portion of our common country. Three of the applicants have been seen in the capitol to-day, and either one would doubt less be happy to get his commission without de lay. But take the word of a quiet observer for the fact, that the successor of Judge Kent is not now in Albany. It is rumored here that Judge Vander poel, of your Superior Court, though not an appli cant or a candidate for the circuit, in any set,se, has been called on by some of the Tammany Sa chems to consent to ask for the vacancy. Judge V has hardly warmed in his present place, and he would bv no means be considered so grasping in his ambition, and so regardless of his present merit as to ask the Governor for the place. It may be however, that the Executive will be com pelled to take a middle man?that is, not a man belonging to the "old hunkers" or to the "barn burners." Mr. B-? of your city, who has been thought to be one prominent candidate, is classed with the old hunkers or the Bouck party. Mr. Ed monds, the other prominent candidate, is one of "the secret circular" men, opposed to Texas, op posed to Bouck and his party. It may be. therefore, that Gov Wright, in order to "split the difference," will take Judge Vanderpoel, or Mr. K., or some other unobjectionable man not yet named, and who has not been a mere politician Is it not a little to be regretted to see men squabbling for such an office! The ermine draggled in the dust! It is terrific ! And yet patriots are engaged in the un holy work. But the end is not yet. P. From Jamaica.?A vessel airived at New Or leans on Saturday from Jamaica. From a letter received in this city dated Kingston, Dec. 03, we make the following extract:?"You wish me to give tbe news in this quarter. I really can g ve you nothing but bad newa, as times are one hundred per cent worse than thoy ware six montha ago, with no prospect of improvement. This island is cursed to ell eternity, and there ie no ekance of a poor white devil like me of "getting ahead." aa they say in the States. My only aim now ia trying to get enough to take myself end family away to Now Or bens, ior I would prefer dying there to starving here. At all events, there I could be able to give a good educa tion to my young ones, and at a more reasonable rata then I can here " The same letter states, as an evidence of the poverty prevailing, that sines toe recent great Are?" Not tea nouses out of the six or seven hundred that were de stroyed have been rebuilt One (.ay or other, perhaps, the darkeys may put up a few huts, but even that ie very unlikely. ? ????? The yellow jack has bean ma king sad havoo, but, of course, confined to those ot fo reign birtb. We are now getting prettr clear of it" * * * * " Although this Is the asd of December, and now 4 o'clock P. M , Tarn in a state of perspiration, wita all my windows open, while writing thie " ?o much for the effect ot British philanthropy in omen elpatlng the negroes to degrade them, and starve their marten Jamaica, fifteen years ago, was the moat con slderablo end valuable island in the British possessions lt< government, next to that of Inland, wae the richest place in the disposal ot the English crown. Look at it now. Supreme Court or the United Stater, Jan. 14. Rule of Court.?Ordered, that printed arguments under the 44tb rule will be received hereafter, and at the present term, until the first Monday in February ia each and every term, while the Supreme Court continues to meet on the first Monday in December; end that the 40th rule of the Court adopted at January term, 1849, be end the aeme la hereby rescinded. Jervis Spencer, Siq. of Maryland, was admitted en at torney and counsellor of this court. No. 110. James Berry vs. Hamilton R Gamble. In error to the Supreme Court of the State ef Missouri. Mf. Justice Catron delivered tbe opinion of ihte Court, aiBrm iag the judgment oi the said Supreme Court ta this cause, with costs. No. 9. John McDonogh ve. L. Millaudon eg el. In error to the Supreme Court of the State of Loui siana. Mr. Justice Catron delivered the opinion or this Couit, dismissing this writ of error for the went of Juris diction No 131. Joseph Cheires ot al., appellant#, vs. the United States. This cause wee submitted to the court oa the record and printed arguments by Mr Berrien far ?he appellants, end Mr. Attoi nay General for the appellee No. 10 We Seowright ot al., plaintiffs in error, ve. Wa B. Siokea at al. The argument of this cause was com menced by Mr. Veeeh far the plaintiff* in error, end con tinned by Messrs. CeasMd Nelson (Attorney Gentisl Ot the United Ststes) for tarn defendants in error. 9now in Canada ?A great quantity of snow hae Iall en at Qnebeo within a lew days peat. It snowed on Saturday night and pert of Shade*, and to-day a great depth has fallen, which Is drifted into huge heaps by the strong east wind. We tear the reads will bo eft but lm nmaaaiila i?. mm a?ame Aujl^g % piMVinM WBWIWW ?"?^wwos MOvVVrVi affWMs ? ? Boston. [Correspondence of the Herald.] Boston, Jan. 15, 1846. J. G. Bennett, Esq :? Dear Sir?As your Herald is the world's bulletin, 1 desire the use of it to say a few words of this growing village. I am aware that Gotham is jea lous of our growth, and that your symnathiea are with Gotham, but I know that you will not on that account refuse to chronicle the rising greatness of your rival city. Within the past year Boston and its immediate environs have increased in population more than thirty thousand souls, opona moderate calculation, and it promises to advance in a greater rate of pro gression in the current year. This rapid growth of | Boston is owing to the facilities of Railroads. There are seven lines leading from Boston,measur ing, with their branches in and out of the State, one thousand three hundred and ninety-four miles, and there are now quiteanumberprojected, which will doubtless be constructed, all tending to ad vance the growth and business of Boston. Some of them are competitors for travel now enjoyed by existing Railroads, and will be opposed on the ground of vested rights, but with little prospect of success, as these monopolies are not now sustained by the conservators of the public weal. Our great and general Court is now in session, incuba'ing ?MB indignation eggs for South Carolina nuliifiers I ami nigger votes, to use a vulgar aMwinst. It is | almost all over whig, there being scafbr^y a loco foco in the whole body who would dare say boo to a goose. Gov Briggs is popular with his party, but not wi;h the washerwomen, tor that he es chews dickies and shirt collars. Pelby, at the National, is doing a "smart chance* of business with brimstone and blue lightning, whichalways tell well with the groundlings. Kim ball has prospered so well at the museum, that he now speculates in politics as a champion of Native Americanism. By the way, this miserable hum bug will inevitably die out in another year?its ad vocates are, mostly, disappointed politicians, and mount this hobby to keep out of the political gut ter. Stocks here are somewhat wavering, on ac count of the many projects in embryo, requiring capital, and promising good dividends. Money is not particularly stringent, and note-shavers conse quently grumble. There is an interesting fight getting up between the locofoco cliques, for the best cut of the spoils to be newly distributed after the advent of President Polk. The TyleT clique, who are up to their el bows in government grease, are busy in manufac turing public opinion for their own interest, while their opponents are drawing upon history for mate rials, which are rife upon its pages, to stamp theit characters with official corruption and unscrupu lous dereliction of duty, moral and political. Ban croft, who allows rumors to multiply giving him the office of Secretary of the Treasury, if he does not dictate them,is dieting for the mission to Eng land, now enjoyed by Edward Everett. If Ban croft is not an artful intriguer, and a prince of de magogues, then your humble servant is no judge of pumpkin pies and Indian dumplings The great effort of our city magnates to check criminal parturition, has ended in acquitting the parties charged, and giving additional license to the inhuman practice. The evidence in Butler's | case, :n public estimation, was conclusive, but not | sufficient to warrant a judicial verdict, where the punishment is capital?showing, emphatically, the imperfection of our criminal jurisprudence, which recognizes but two degrees of murder. Lyceums, and leciures on useful knowledge, are ] in the sere, having died of plethora. Concerts and musical totrett are well sustained?there is evi dently a decided taste for music in this village ol notions. Your Hernld is sought for here with great avidi ty, and the supply is often exhausted before the public are halt supplied, particularly the weekly, which is not uniformly received in regular course, which is a great privation. Please institute a re medy, and oblige, Skimmer. Theatrleati, die. Ole Boll.?A very Urge and fashionahl# audiea greeted the appearance of t ie great master, en Tuesdey evening, at the Musical Fund Hall, Philadelphia. The great point of attraction in the billa waa Niagara. Th? place was received in a cold and pUuditless manner, simi- ] Ur to its reception in this city on its first introduction This was much owing to the orchestra not being perfect j in their parts, to the displeasure of the muter himself, as manifested in his looks and get tare. They ?ad had but one tall rehearsal, end, in a piece so varied end compii cated, it wu a bold step to introdnoe it with aa slight a preparation. All the other pieces want off with the greatest eclat. The Orphean Family gave a concert lut evening in Newark. Mr. Plnmer, of the American Theatre, New Orleans, I was teverely wounded under the eye by an arrew, in the ' drama of Fortnnio, a few day a since. Mr. Dempster's second musical entertainment at the Masonic Temple, Boston, on Tuesday evening, waa at tended by a larger audience than on the former evening. Tho i.itereat created by theae entertainments la said to be on the increase. Booth, failing to arrive when announced for King I Richard, wu called " King of the Mist," (missed) A theatrics! representation of the Wandering Jew hu I bean suppreued In Belgium, at the argent solicitation of tho Catholio Clergy. Sutton, the Ventriloquist and Necromancer, hu arri ved in New Orleans. Mr. and Mrs. Seguin, and Mr. Frater, are announced to give a concert in Philadelphia, on next Monday eve- I ning, u they pus through there on their way to the South. It is stated in the Mebile Herald, that on New Year's night, at the Theatre in that cits, a compliment was paid to tho young danaeuse, La Patit Cerito. At the conclu sion of her dance of tho " Cracovienno,'' a magnificent bracelet of gold, atnddod with stones of topez, bright and sparkling u her speaking eyes, wu thrown upon the stage. The " Ethiopian Serenaders" era at Natchez. Tribute to the Dead At a matting of the members of the bar of the city of New York, held on the ICth day of January, 1845, at the United States Court room, in view el tho decease of Chu. D. Bttts, Augustus Schell, Esq., wu called to the chair, and John 8. Lawrence and Elijah Ward, Esq*., ware ap pointed Secretaries. F. F Marbury, Esq , after a few appropriate remarks, submitted tha following resolutions, in support of which W R Bebee and R. W. Townaend, Esq?., addressed the meeting, and tha same were thereupon unanimously adopted Tho death of Cbartae D. Betts, lata a member of tho bar of the city of New York, and Clerk of the District Court j of tha United States for tha Southern District of New York, having bean announotd to this meeting, Resolved, That wa cherish a grateful remembrance of | the virtues of the deceased-of the gentleness and modu ty of his deportment?ot tha kindness of his disposition? and ol tho anility, attention, and courtesy, with which ha discharged his ottieial duties. Resolved, That we deeply sympathise with Judge Beits and his family in the bereavement which they have sustained, and that we tender them our sincere and re spectful oondolenoe in their aflMJon. Resolved, That u a tribute of regard for the memory of the deceued wa will attend his funeral. On motion of J. M. Van Coat, E?q., seconded by E. C. Benedict, Esq.. it wu further Resolved, Thit the resolutions just adopted be pseeent ed bv the Chairman to tho District Court for tha South- | era District of New York at its next sitting, with the re quest of this meeting that they may be inserted in the I .a mutes of the Court On motion ol Wm. M. Evorti, Esq., seconded by Gaid ner Spring, Fsq , it wu Remised, Tnst the proceedings of this meeting, signed by the Chairman and Sec rat an ei, be published In tha daily papers, and that a copy ol the same be communica ted to the family of the deceased. AUGDgTUB SCHELL, Chairman. John S Lawrence, 1 Elijah Who, j Horrid Murder ?Oar city has again been the scene of a moat disgraceful and horrid murder, and we subjoin the following particular* of toe transaction, a> correctly aa we can gather theae t?On Monday night, it seam* that a man named McDsnnott had a quarrel with a Mrs Julia WUliama, living in a small shanty on St. Joa chim, between St. Michael and St Francis street*, and, after exchanging a few words with her, proceeded to beat her moat unmercifully with a dob, about the hud, face and breast, until she, becoming unable to stand, sank oa the floor in a state of complete exhaustion, and apparent lifelessness. Tha desperate scoundrel paroeiving that his end of killing the woman wa* nearly accomplished, im mediately fled and ha* not since boon soon or heard of ? At about nine o'slock yesterday morning, Mrs. Williams dtad, and the Jut y anmmoned by tha Coroner, to aaoartain the cause of her duth, returned a verdict that the da ceased came to her death from blow* Inilet -d en her per son, by said Charles McDermott ? Ms IBs Herald, Jan. I. Thr Murderer or Coombs.?George O'Blemis, who recently killed young Coombs, waa arrested on Saturday by the officer* of the second manic! pality, N. O., on board tha steamboat Elisabeth, a few minutes after her arrival afi the levee. It is said that the murder wm an get of self-defence. Mobile Herald, Jaw. 8. Democratic meeting at St John's Hall?The Empire Club Again in the Field. At 7 o'clock precisely, the Empire Club and the democratic forces in general, began to rally in the St John's Hall, Frankfort street, agreeably to pub. he notice in the papers. For the first half hour there was less appearance of any thing like a crowd than is usual upon any demonstration of this nu merous party, but the numbers gradually increased, until, at half past 7, there was an assemblage some thing like those of the stirring electioneering times -of glorious and noisymsmory. Capt.Rynders was upon his entrance,evidently a noted?as he has long' been, in the political world, a notable man. He !>nwihe chair.aj ?nce' aPwentIy to the satisfaction "u {!, [?tCv* leesanimationand bus tle were observable on this occasion than formerly used to prevail; and whether it was that they were not at home out of old Tammany, or that E niewft? m erci abroadJ iu Tcxus, there was, un questionably, less evidences of enthusiasm than T?1" to be displayed by the democracy. ?nok?a^f'll>i:*, C e^l 'I18 n??sting to ordsr, arose and ?poke as follow.:-" Order, gentlemen, if you pleaso

GsifTLEMiN..?The first thing I have to offer von is ?ifr^ ,?P?r'<n'?'ha letter of General Jackson?perhans the last of his 1 shall ever have to read from that veuerm ble patriot, as there i?, I am sorry to sav a nmhnHiiu that he is soon to be gathered to hu father' y .?ni iii"" *oln* ,n>r fu"ber, Mr. Chairman would it not be well to read tbe call of this meeting ? ., ? *YNDEI?'?A? for that, I aupposethat the ohiect of this meeting is weii enough understood by those iiere cided ean?.eli0n nf .V'Urpt,*ie ?.' ?ivingf " c,ear 8nd dt" cided expression of the people in lavor cf the immediate annexation of Texas. (Loud cheering.) I will now gentlemen, read General Jackson's letter. (The letter read was that written to Mr. Blair, and which has already ??i!* d??'d?i ?P . ' ' . --......w-m . uwj^ sut; never Diav, nor ou any other country, except what belong* to her. You ha?e all beard read the letter of General Jackson, for whose character 1 have the most exalted regard, and for whose political opinions I have the most profound respect. You will perce.ve that in that letter he strenously ldvocates JnnexaiHon of Texas, and these views are consistent Jwskaonta? ^?" 0 tia P?opl?-- The advocacy of Gen. ?Mckson is a strong reason in favor of annexation. It is written a* it were, on the brink of the grnvo and it is iccordinf tu it, of vital importance to ttio u.t -rekt of thi? country that Texan ahould be anneied.Therem min? other considerations why we should do so, and that too brfore, as General Jackson said, it be too late In 'point of resources, it is a rich and fertile soiL p?. and bountiful ; lta resources are almost m ??' Md won,d be 01 importance to the United State* as a necessary location for a mill i?yjhiiI?,nsV?K P-?'.' ^hi?h wou,d command, if properly established, the whole Gulph of Mexico, and the South "exli w? ? aD1dlcoa*'- BX establishing such a depot al ' ?we would pr< mote and encourage the shippina ilk ZT J'terists of the North, as wellL th* , " j L 5.v obv,ou? ,0 ?Tery body that the Miaalssin ?Men ,utributarle" w,lU be tbo Kreat channel through which will pour down from al those count ties inolndina T. xas, their vast amount of wealth, to be shipped at Nsw Orleans, to all parts of the world If rexaa biSotwcuiVd England willdothia; she. will establish this depot and tba" boware^e to get our produce out in case of a'war 8 WOQ^ blocked up at one?. She would blockade the Gulph of Mexico, and secure it, nnless we made immediate war upm her, in o der to find a vent With iti ?rfi ,!aple Productions of our country T ^ !?.' ben' the Pe?P,p. before the election, took Texas as tbe great question at stike ; whether thev James KC P^k" ?PP '??! '<> annexation, o? . fivor the Immediate annexation of Texas, which should receive tha suffrage of a majority people-sndupon that issue alone we wen? into the election. (Applause.) It is not t, be denied by sny cf otir party, or our opponents, that at every mee uig -at every gathering, passion and publiclemon dtraUon, tha lone star cf'l'ex*. was molt prominent both as a device and banner. (Cheers.) Onr ral' a (Ren?wed cheering) And that it was bj that word we aroused the State cf New York be 1ni? question ? and I da not hesitate to sav that this State" ?A ^l*01? we *houid bave lost b'" ****''? (Applause.) The question of annexation was an appeal to the feelings of the people, and a most tf fectual appeal lor by it we carried this State: anil I i egret b? Jd?,e/ih*til,U'r V1'* I??''ion has been ap 5^7 p'.V ,a(dec' and inequivocalmajority in favor ol J. K. Polk, tbe strenuous advocate of Texas, ft is now n? - eessary to give another expression of the feelings of the atfon"' dH" ,0 d?cid?dly given in favor of an,ex ation (Loud cheers.) I am ashamed that on the flooi ?he ?gLl"ofheNew ?vd J" irUDd one dpmocr" from tue ???*? of Now Yoik, daring to oppose It. On Texas question the people of tbe South joined with ns in the election of James K Polk. Thev nave proved true to their faith and their nrofrs r^.m??.d?fl'!V'n,1,ied to'b?'r just share of influence in th SXMS? And "ball it be ..id idea and?i'the.north *?? fro?? re^resnt to our princ" fl?" "nd ,rf? our southern friends ? (Loud cries of Never"?"Never") I hone not. I trn.i .h.i t;" . 'X 1 boP? not "rust that we shall ^r, ,tb? confidence reposed in us by our southern friends. (Applause ) I hope that when weigh ?J balance we will not be found wanting. (A voice? Come, give ns the Texas question at once ") It waa upon this subject we have called this meeting 1 be !eTt^aJ..Be<^Df, ca,led- The people in the first pl^ce made a call, which was signed by the 8a ,cbelB* f 'h? Columbian Order?the people signed it .hf ?k ? i.,'?r"' l'"th" fri??d. of Texas throughout 'ho whole city signed it Aoeordingly, ft wss resolved 'aha'a a?-ting at Tammany Hall ;but somehow"/.n other it happened that the Executive Coromiitee there ^ iP?n "? A meeting waa called, and a letter b> fbem suggesting that a sub committee should be appointed to make arrangements for a general Texas meeting, but they decided against it. This 1< tbe fact for I saw It published in the Herald, and that ia pretty sure proof it was so. 1 don't know what the devil the word Sachem , means, but?(A voice?it means a chief, or cauna.llor.) Yes, Sir, I know what it mean* in the original language?but old things have become naw?(A vo'co? Yes faith, and new thing* have old," and laugh ter.) You are tight Well, the Sachema informed the people yesterday that tbey could not have Tammany Hall V811, wh,t c,uld we do7 We ere not the inside politiciani, we are only outside democrats ?d have no right in Tammany Hall, it seems. ]' ri-.i?- , u*. rea??n-(A voice,damn the old hunker*.] Gentlemen,I have nothing to amy against old democrats; bay# always acted with the old Tammany Hall party ; but when they act in any case in opo sition to the peo ple, I don't consider myself bound to them on thst parti cular measure, and I hope I shall ever be found on the side ol the working democracy. (Cheers.) I presume these who are called now " outside" democrats, are those who had to take a stand outside in other timee, when their services were needed. But aa for those " inside' democrats-many of them are haltered ; they have ring* ia their snouts, like pigs, and when you want them to come out, they go in. (Strang marks of contempt for the inside democrats and hunkers) There are good men among them who are democrats at heart : but they are mark?d men. Whether these men I have fpokeii of have the good of democracy at heart, l know nit. Some of them are in favor of annexation 2?rl' J? not > ?nd they cry out for Texaa. Why 1 Becausefttheir matters say they will loose their influenceif they do not. Where? Not in the State o( New York. The influence of these mrn is unbounded in this city, and whenever they set their finger upon a man he is marked. It is proper they should have their propor tion of influence, but taey should not exceed. I have ever been a Texas man. and will stand by thorn for ever so long as they act properly When the Tammany So ciety took upon themselves to call a meeting, and say ihat that called by tha people was not a legitimate one, because it was net ssDCtioced by the Executive Commit tee and the Grand Sachems *f the Columbian order (langhter)?I shall oppose them. Some of them 1 re spect, because thny arejdraocrats at beart.and tram prlo c.ple, and not from motives of sordid interest, as 1 am ?irry t? wy ia the case with many of them. Well you observe tbo lacu. You soo the difference be tween the people and the operations ef this General Committee. A meeting is called at Tammant Hall by the people, who are the only legitimate aove reigna ot this country, and I acknowledge no other. But it seems on this point we take a different View from the Grand Sechenis It they did not use the very words they apoke to the effect that the people had no right to call a meeting without giving notice to the OcneralCom miita? that thuy war? going to do to. I ask you, ar? w? to be to bonnd by this Committee? it is quite a new principle to me that the aeverelgn people are to be bound to a few person* who ara pleased to call themselves a Committee at Tammany Hall, elected to that office. It is I sav, a new principle, that the people must leave New York, if they are pleased to say so. It was intended to have a meeting in Tammany Hall; and no longer sgo than yesterday, men have coma to me and said?We will meet there, and if any attempt to oppose us, we will break open the doors of Tammany Hall, and hold our meeting. I said we would have no force; the law pro tect. the owners of that hall, as such, as vul as it noes you and me The Tammany Society let them that hall, ?nd, as part of the conditions of the lease, specified that ,a?y were not t* let it tor any meeting without th* con sent of that committee. It is a qnt stion of right; and if I have no right to meet there against the will of the occu pants. 1 will never break by force tbo laws of my coun try (loud cheers) nor disgrace my perty. We want or ionization -there i* no force without it, We will respect authority, and use none but moral force. But I am op posed to how the knee In abject submission to n few in terested politicians. So far, I am against them ; bat let us hsvo no brute force. Let ns pursue moral means. There is a moral power in this community Ihat can carry ua along without the Grand Sachems of Tammany Hall (Choers and laughter.) [The Speaker here alluded to the scenes of the late election, ar.d in illustration of the utility of fore# applied in ex'reme cases by the people, he alluded to the two thousand voter* that wera poured in by the Whigs and Native* fo carry the city election, and contended that, should law prove in? ffectual, the peopli had a remedy in their hands, and shonld apply it th n 'ir and feathers were sometim-s moat efficacious | Ml. R then continued?I suppose moat of the members of thi Olub have noticed an attack mud* up ?n on> ol ita officers by the Hou. Mr. Ciingmnn, mem ber of Congress from Nonh Carolina. 1 regret to S0> that any member cf that respectable body should ao fai forgot the dignity of his office a* to stoop to malign th> character of any paraon by th* ua* of false and malicious language Yon saw it) It is of the true Billingsgats ?tamp?unworthy of any citixen, much more a member I "bp should auume ? dignity even if he has iK *be iecretary aud tome of the I member* of this club of being guilty of disgraceful crime*, I and that I am under bail. I challenge the atrtciou* til ?kJL .u""me the P'#ce. ;be time and what it wa? lor If /fifrL */* '? ciear "?ey are auaceptible of proof? e. K,ingaan)?I hope you will keep quiet. '"r Cl'ngmau n concerned peraonally, he is un .u0ti?"' The wh'g*> and 1 am sorry to say it T.?S uf- democratic party would confess themselves under obligations to Cliogman if he could fasten the f''?1*? Up?n ?e ' challenge him to it If I have been indicted it iS susceptible of proof. Most of you know me, and ir I have been w icted you certainly should know it. Lol btone?Mr. President, allow me to Interrupt you for a few moments. Before thii entire meeting (address ing himself to the audience.) I beg to say that there stan ls a gentleman I have known tor twenty years ; I have known bis whole family?by heart?by booa?his history and reputition? peisonally, independently, and * ?re7 0'herresptct. Yoa oan imagine ; and I will s?y of Mr. Isaiah Ryuders that not to my knowledge is there " ?or? honor?l,Je upon earth. (Loud cheering ) Mr Rvndebi?Let us gentlemen, appo nt the commit tee, that they may express the feelings of this meeting in lavorot immediate annexation, and that with Ttxaa we "r?willing to sink or swim (Cheers) Messrs. J. Reese, O. Wooldndge, J. C. Potter and Mr. Callahan, were the appointed committee for drafting resolutions to be snbmi.tea to the meeting. These hav ing withdrew for the purpose, a delay of a few minntes took place, during which there were some loud cries for hlmaeff but that gentleman not presenting The Chairman said, that he hoped that some friend of \*e*n* woad come forward and say a few words, while ?? .""K" wn" preparirg to comelorward. col. btone then came in front of the table and said, Mr Chairman, as no one else is prepared to speak, if you will allow me to say a few words, I will at"p whenever you tell me?if you only nod your head I will sit down imme diately. (Cries of "go it, old un ") Ch airman?That of course, is what we expect. ,CoJ;."oat-Good, Mr. President, Captain of the Em ptre Club-1 will say what i th ink 1 am in favor of the constitution of the United States. ("Then let us have it old fellow.") I am in lavorof?xtendiug it over this vast, thia grest continent; and for this purpose, I wish a resolu tion to be framed, that Texas should be annexed at the eailirst moment it can possibly he, with the least trouble to our governmi nt. The President has said that wo seek for the immediate annexation of Texas. (' Well, then, let us have it," and a good deal of shuffling, and con versation, and laughter.) Mr. Chairman 1 will stop when ever you wish it, but I shall not do so at the intimation ol any other person. The Chairman?I beg it to be understood that all who are desirous ol addressing this meeting are at Jibetty to do so?no matter whether pro or con. and such are under the er tectum of the officer*, who will support them to the utmost. Col. Stone?Well, Mr- Chairman, aa I was saying 1 am in favor ot spreading our glorious constitution over the ?!? i continent ot America (Applause) I wish no foreign flag to flutter over our's on this great continent ? (Cheers ) it may be said that there was no danger ol it at present, and that the subject was not worthy ot the atten ion or American interests Let us look over ail the wor d, and isquire what* right has any country to inter fere with us We have taught the mother country that we nad a country of our own toat we were ready and wil ling to protect and support (Cheers, and cries of '? That "> And we were ready to show the a V m8 Md it? tame ,tiU (,::r'e8 ol ?' Brough (Chefrs ) Chairman, and gentlemen, I have donei Tne Chairman?Gentleman, notwithstanding the un favorable weather, 1 am glad to see so many friends ol ihe annexation oi Texas present. There are as many present on this occasion as there ever was at any meet ing during the last election. The necessity of the annex J'h-mi'.i, f*afl?<Un#Jsr0UDd throu8h?ut this State. It is the wish of ail true democrats, the Empire Club and this meeting, to enlarge the boundaries of Ireodoa?to make this gieat country the home of the oppressed of aJl na ,1??^ 'ofl'vceveiy one a share in its government, the Native American doctrine notwithstanding. (Great cheering and crie. of ' Bravo ") II we were now to take . Tn o , St 'te, on the question of "Texas'- or ?A?"Jmllf?' tortood of a paltry majority of some 6 000, we should have at least 60 000 (Ch era.) There was every reason to show why Texas should be annexed Our loss would be immense if opposition at the present time was allowed to impede it. (Cheers ) She is grow ing in more importance every day. This England well i mows, or why does she wish to have her, hut only know ing her importance. If England was once to possess this great and growing country, she would have it in her power to injure a considerable portion of our commeice to the increase of her own, to say nothing worse. But ."j0?.,1!1' importance of Texas as well as Eog land, and if it is to come at all without bloodshed we mmt have it now-(cheers)-quietly if we can, but we hta ftrmJf.. i.'i (AAnewei1 5he4!?Dfr ) The Governor of his State id hi? address had said Roibirg on the Texi? h^Uedhie e>ltl!!i' r*Sre,t,id b* ?' hi* friends, ll u. nad been called upon to say something on this imnor i?nt question, Silas Wright would have been found to have been the man that Mould support the people on this great question. But Silas Wright was a prudent man and a wiae politician But there having been some difficult v or opinion among his friends on this q lestion, he tbouxbt vith the old adage " that the least said was the soonest mended, was best Mr. Clay had said that if the people a o it L 1 W0!lld fouua >n <a?or rof annexation, but ?,i.k . oad g'ven his opinion in lavor of annexation without seeking the opinion of the people previously ?ind whet was the conm quence ? The people gave him their support (Loud and long continued cheering )_ Previous to the e,ection we said that we were in fat or of ?he annexation ol Texas. Now will you support your President in that measure 7 (Cries of "we will") I (Cheer*")1 WOnld' *nd e*Pected nothing else irom you.? The committee Appointed to draw |np the resolutions now entered the room, and it wis moved that Mr Wool low?* Pe# which that gentleman read as iol Whereas, the Empire Club was originally formed for the promotion ol true democracy, and whereas its earnest -iiideavors and strongeat exertions have been directed to the election of J. K Polk and O. M. DaUas ; and whereas the club deems as the great cardinal principle of de mocracy the right of the people as the sovereign lulers not only to chose their ageuts, but also to instruct them? and if faithless to their trust, to take back the power dele gated to their representatives ; and whereas at the present juncture of public affairs, a question of overwhelming po iitical importance is in agitation, and with the full belief I that every American citizen is called upon to express his views as to the measures pending, therefore, Resolved, That the Empire Club, on iu first existence and previous to the recent election, pledged itseli to for ward in every manner honorable, the proposition for the annexation of Texaa ; that it was advocated in the demo cratic journals ot the city, and deemed by this club to have been the essential teat question in the recent elrc uon; that the issue was placed fairly before the people and the result ol their verdict was in favor of immediate I tnd Jbat if "Pr doubt yet remains, it is the ?a 'a P*?P ? *? in^ themselves of every oppoi tu nity to reiterate their opinion in favor of the measure I ,.3 ' -Reaolved, that in the opinion of the Empire Club the immediate annexation of Texaa is essentially neces sary to the interests of the oountry, and ell portion thereof, not only to preterve the State* from British sg gresston, but also to protect a most important portion of <>ur common country; that to pause in the course of immediate annexation, would be to break a solemn and well understood contract with the south, would be the violation of a pledge, and the abandonment of a princi I pie for which we strenuously contended. 3diy.-'j hat, in the opinion of this Club, the queston I , slavery ought to have no consideration in the ques tion of the annexation of Texas; that when admitted in I 'he Union, her internal regulation* should remain as her citizens desire, and that to hor ahould be guaranteed -ill rights of government and policy now enjoyed by the sovereign State*. 4thly.?That the interests of the South imperatively de | mand, not ooly tha measure itself, but its immediate pas j sage; the people having voted for it, there can be no I loobt of the duty of our representatives, at once, to ex press the wish of their constituents ; and thia Club will endeavor still, as they have done all along, to obtain tbi immediate passage of a bill for the re-unien of Texas with these States. Each ot the resolutions were received with loud cheers, and at their termination the cheering was loud and long continued. The Chairman said the great object of the meeting was th? annexation of Texas, and if any one wiihed to rpesk on that sutj-ct, he nquested them to come iorward, but no one presented tbenuelvss. Some desultory conversation rnsuod not relevant to the meeting, when Mr. Geo B Wooldsidoe ottered a resolution to the fol lowing?fleet: That when the Club adj iurn, they adjourn to meet on the iveningcf the 34th nst , to Join with their democratic brethren in <he expression of tboir ileeided sen omenta in regard to the annexation of Texas Cant. Renders rose and expressed bis gratification that the resolution bad been rfTered. He deemed it a subject of vital Importance and hoped the meeting would he one 'hat would show the public feeling c f the mass ef thepeo ,.le in relation to the grest question. A minting which was to have been held to morrow night, had been post poned in consequence of neglect in uot asking permission of the Grand Sachem to use Tammony Hall, end it had oeen postponed till the -J4th, when it was the determina tion of ?il true friends cf i>x<u to unite and he hoped that qo ill feeling would arise because it had been called by the general committee, because he thought that was tin proper source from which all great projects should eman ate? (applause)?but he only regretted that they had been so tardy about it.?(Cries ol that's right I Better late than nevi r ! Never too late to learu !) He weDt for ?he annexation of Texas upon principle, net upon any party considerations or from any party feelings, but be cause he honestly thought she should be annixed.?(Ap plause.) We want to give one general outburst in her favor, to show the voice of the people-of the miss of the people?on the subject, and to show the members of Con grots what we want?and they need it?tor he was sorry io say that members of Congress from this State ha* neglected to obey the people whom they repre sent and had opposed the measure (Applause) ? He was sorry to see it, and 'hat they went so directly is opposition to the conrse dictated to them st the recent lection. He hoped to se* a decided demonstr tion. and hat all would come (or'h He cared not ? ho was chair nan of the meet ng, ns long as he was appoii t d by the nsjority present; and he hoped every thing would he ?esceable on that ac<>re. They may h ?ve a wooden chair nan if they hke. (Laughter ) Let thnm have Ltje PUr ty, if they like (L lughter.) He's a pretty good sort of s democrat- (Laughter and applause) or let them have Coddlngton, or any other good democrat that i* in favor of the annexation of Texas i tor I hold that any man who plauM ^ t*T?r 0t 11 " no *00<1 democrmt. (Greet ap The resolution wsa then adopted with aoclimatlon. ? resolution, directing the President of the Club to call a meeting at the earlieet practicable opportunity, for the purpose of effecting a thorough or ganization prior to the spring election i^esw^w Af era few remark! from Capt. Rrentaa, the resolu tion waa adopted. ' A member thaw propoaed three cheera for Texas, which Tt)*fplisKr^b#Ted'and trobied ??? r?P?Jnot'on' 'kf?? loud and hearty cheera were given .ve,eran of the Hermitage, Andrew Jack son. w,ere tb?n given for Capt. Rynders, and tha meeting then adjourned. 1 ? .City Intelligence. I pper Police.?Jan. 16 ?Busolab Abrested. A J^wRfe? i'iaC 8^?y' WM ofroated laat night, by ofl. Hi k ? Tompkins, charged with being concerned rine atreit8 Scnbenert atore, No. 73 Catha A Burular Discovered.?A man, named John Farrall waa found accreted in the second atory of the hooae of . i A 986 Third ?oenue, on Wedaeeday night, and, aa it waa supposed he waa then far no good Police" 8IT 8nd to d?y committed at the ifpper Nothing worthy of mention occurred at the lower Police office, or in the Coroner'a office. Superior Court. ^ Before a full Bench. Jaw 16-?-Decision* ? Si/at Wood vs. William H Ritchie, i repleaded 4rc ado. Si lot Wood-The defendant JJ|wa"arrettedI in Ohio, on a requisition from the Governor of New York, and brought to tbia city on the charge of obtaining the acceptance of a draft, by falae pretences, and made a motion to be discharged on cemmon bail, alter reading and flUng the affidaviUot the parties, together with the order to snow cauae, Itc Tha Court ordered, that the order to hold the defendant to H? Hn-i v.'~ ,rauJ? be' .and !lie ia?neia hereby vacated, and the bail be discharged, and that the deter dant be releaaed liom arrest in thia cause, upon BUng common bail; tha defendant, William H Ritchie, stipulating not to bring an action for falsa impriaonment against the plaintiff or other party in this cause. 1 Samuel Moody vs. The Sun Insurance Company Judg ment for the pluintifl. a Circuit Court. B fore Judge Kent, v. ." J Kentish vs. Latham - In this case his honor he Judge, charged that tbe declaration contained five counti in the two flrat of which plaintiff claimed a ane cial agreement to receive a certain sum oi money it he succeeded in convincing the public of the auperioiity of lead pipe over those coated with tin?the other three counts for services performed. The plaintiff rests hie case ou two gr unds In the first place on a special agreement Second, 11 tin re waa evidence to show that the services claim* d were performed, and if ao. if thev were recognized. The agreement that if defendant sue ceeded in wn ing down toe tin pipe be waa to receive ? ?iTtam compensation, would Lot support an abaolute agreement wnere a special agreement had been made and complied with If the jury believed thatihere waa a con ditional agreement performed, so that the only thing that remained waa the pay meat of the money, defendant waa cutttbd to receive that money. Again, the person who manufactured the tin pipe claimed a patent in June end to prove tbe efficiency oi hia pipe over the lead one. be issued a circular signt d by tome of the moat emineat chemists in the State, alleging that the lead pipe wee de leterioui to health, and it pcrutted in, might tend greatly j to injure the health oi the community at <arge. In an advertisement waa printed in the Journal Of Commerce, reiterating back the statementa "vfe against the lead pipe, and alleging that the tin pipe waa dangerous. To support this Tast statement, it waa en ae (oundioflr 'act that ii is all lead pipes that are used to iviiMfclv the city of New York with water, and if there waa any deleterious substance In their composition, it waa vary slow in Its operation. In continuation, hb Honor charged that the testimony, as to the special agreement rcata upen one witness, and that witness defendant's son* His testimony might be liable to be misbelieved, in quence of the feelings he might be supposed to entertain tor his lather; and, also, os tbe term ol two years have transpired since tie circumstance occntred, the omission of a word, or the transposition of a sentence, might change the whole conversation to which he waa awit noss?nay, iaither, in the cross examination of this wit ness, when asked any thing that might be auBMoed to to weaki n dsfendant's cauae, his memory waa not ao io> tentive, hia answers being in the negative. The strongest evidence against plaintiff, waa a fetter written by him to defendant, atsr said alleged agreement might bo supposed to have been entered into. In tbia letter he merely asked aa much money as defendants might think his services worth ; this is a strong presumption against there being any agreement li there was an agreement did, he perform it 7 Did he wrre down thetiii pipe 7 One Witness for the tWain tiff, testified that the business of the manufacturer of Un pipe >rlt to on<-sixth pa.tof tbeir former business Tooewn terhalancetbis, fiveot defendant's witnesses testified that ' hey had no effect at ail. Other testimony showed that .ilaintiff wrote for the public good, and hot under tbe em ploy ot defendant. It there was no agreement, was he ?inploytd at alii And il ao, what were those services reasonably worth 7 On this point, the Judge charged hat the effect produced by any thing, b not thecritenan oj which .t is '.o bf paid. For initaoce, a man may pur chase acbisei Jand by the aid of this chisel make a statue, .he ?eller of the chisel cannot charge for said ohbel the value of the statue. After introducing a number of other ?itntliea. and entering lully upon the merits of the case, His Honor left the case in tbe hands of the jury. who alter being out nearly three hours, were ordered to bring ?n a sealed verdict this forenoon. John Doe r* Richard Roe ?The case of Sarah Theall which was sent down from the Court of Chancery, some time since and tried in this Court, under the above feign ed issue, was again brought up for trial to day and judg ment entered by default, the defendant net appearing It will be remembered that the wife filed a bill in Chancery I-ir a divorce from her husband, when the cause was sent down as before stated to the Ciicnit Coutt, to try whether the defendant had been guilty of the crime charged?adultery. General Sessions Before the Rocorder, and Aldermen Miller and Devoe. Jowsa B. Phillips, Esq.., District Attorney-ad inte rim. Jaw. 16.? The Case qf Schellinger.? In the case of Henry Schellinger, Mr Jordan addressed the jury for Ike defence, and Mr. Phillips for the prosecution. The Re corder charged the Jury, and after an absence of about half an hour, the Jury acquitted trim, and he waa accordingly discharged. Stniinct-Laurence Cusick. convicted of an assault upon Mr. Bishop, was arrested upon a bench warrant, and sentenced to 6 months imprisonment in the Penitaa tiarv. Misdemeanor.?Charles Kearaan was tried and convict ed ol selling liquor without a license at 193 Centra street Sentence suspended. Wm. Shaler for the defence. Grand Larceny ? Ann M. Barnett alias Ann A Martin, was tried and convicted of a grand larceny, in stealing a* glove containing >44 from Francis Raymond of No 1 Oak street. The accused was a boarder in the house of Mr. Raymond, and was employed by his wife to nurse her. The Coutt sentenced ber to two years imprisonment at ding Sing. Trial far Burglary.?Theodore Curtis, a young man about 19 years of ug?, was tried and convicted ol a bur Alary in the second degree in entering tbe premise* oi Mr. P Le Cour, 179 Stanton street, on the 6th day of De cember, anl stealing >46 AO in bills and ooin and a small amount of clothing The Court sentenoed him to five years impii.-onment at Sing Sing. Burglary.?Joseph Thorn pen. Thomas Johnson and Tom Haduen, were tried upon an indictment for burglary in the third degree, in breaking into tbe premises of Mr. P-schal De Buce No 110 Division street, on the 16th of December, and stealing a considerable amount of proper ly, coi nietii g or nulls and caps worth about >40?a por tion of the property waa tound upon Thompson and John ?on The jury convicted Thompeon and Johnson, and acquitted Hadden. At hali past A o'clock the Court adjourned Cowrt Calendar?1 hie Day. ^Circuit Court?Nea. 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