Newspaper of The New York Herald, January 19, 1845, Page 2

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NEV\ ; OHK HERALD. ">?*w York, Samlny, January 19, llitt. ?v^.Th? Cambria probably arrived at Boston 'erday if hpi' uews will bp harp this morning '* In- Morals of Politics?'The lt?e?iit Doings at j Washington The more that we s> e of the moral* ol politicians, ! the more the public mind becomes diBgusted with that particular class of men to whom the people j ol 'his country have confided the |>owerol" govern ment under the Constitution. Daring the present session of Congress several very important measures have been before the representatives ot the people, awaiting a decision according to their r'Speciive mpiiis. The Texas question has been discussed tor ninny days, and the subject might easily have been decided in the compass of a week ; but it is just as far Irom a settlement as ever. One of the most important measures called tor by the voice of . the people?a uew organixation of the Post Office [ Department and a reduction of its rates?has not heentouched at all, and the probability is that j nothing whatever will be done with regard to that ; very important measure. But if the representatives of the people are utter ly inattentive to the duties devolving upon them as ihe legislators tor twenty millions of people, and lor the discharge of which they are paid out of the public purse, thev are very busy in quarrel- 1 ling nnd rqaabbling amongst themselves, and dis- ' gracing the character of the country, and its halls > of legislation Look, for instance, at the recent duel between Clingman and Yancey i watch their antics about what is called a principle of honor, { running about from Washington to Baltimore, and j from Baltimore to Washington, and then here, i there, and everywhere, with the police at their heels, to get a chnnce of shooting eaeh other ! A more contemptible, immoral, and disgraceful pro ceeding?perpetrated, too, by men elected as the i representatives of a portion of this free people? ! never took place in any country. And yet, when 1 the question is brought up in the House of Repre- I sentatives, by a deep sense of moral respectability and- sentiment, it is thrown idly bv, and voted down as beyond the pale o( legislative interfe- ; re ace. But this is not all. Look at the stories which arc circulated respecting the Clerk of the House 1 of Representatives The newspapers are filled | with statements regarding the private conduct of | the person who has been elevated to that impor- j tant office by that body. Without stopping to ac- j cuse him of a defalcation in the funds entrusted j to him, as many of the papers do, there is yet suf- | ficient ground for us to believe that he kas very improperly used the money committed to his j care, and belonging to the people of the United | States, by loaning it to his favorites?a thing most j unjustifiable and eqnally contrary to morality and < the laws. It is very true that our Washington cor* ; tespondent undertakes to defend Mr. McNulty for j this conduct, and assures us that the whole of the money will be returned by the parties, and he i made good to the contingent fund of the House.? But this is being honest and good on compulsion, ! and is not what we have reason to expect from an ! individual who is elevated to the high and reBpon- j sible situation he occupies. It is very evident, 1 from the confessions of his friends, that the money | belonging to the people has been used and loaned j in tome improper way ; yet we shall wait patient- j ly to hear the issue of this whole matter before we can blame him fully. But nothing can excuse i the statement, which appears to be circulating in j all the newspapers, of a row into which this Clerk of the House of Representatives got?a very dis- i reputable row?in one of the pot-houses at Wash- i ington, and which ought to disqualify any man from holding such a responsible situation as that to which he had been elected. This haa not been explained; but before condemning Mr. McNulty, even for that, we should like to see his expla nation. Tnese are some of the incidents taking place at , Washington, developing the morals of politics and . politicians We say little of the favoritism and 1 the abuse ol appointments to office. Many charges ( of that kind have been made against Mr. Tjler, j with seme show of truth. The want of proper moral sentiment, amongst politicians, does not characterize one party alone?both are tainted < with it in the highest degree. The men who pur i themselves in the front ranks of the people, and who become their representatives and agents in i public offices, come, unfortunately, in this country, j from the worst classes of the population. The ! great mass of the American people are strictly | moral, honest, intelligent, and correct in their ! deportment. Out of three millions of voters, there | are, probably, about three huudred thousand who j make politico a trade, and go in the pursuit of of- j fiee, degrading themselves in every poesiblc de- ! gree and form, and disgracing the country itself. Ail the disgrace heaped on this country, by repudi ation and want of faith, may be traced to the want of a healthy moral Bentiment amongst the leading politicians of both parties. It is quite idle in the partisans of the whips, or ihe partizans of the de mocrats, to accuse the other of that destitution of moral principle of which both are equally guilty. That is to say, two millions and an half ot honest and intelligent people, forming the voters of this country, who attend to their own husinese, and who are honest and industrious, are disgraced be fore the civilized world in consequence of the de moralization and want of honesty and rectitude in about two hundred thousand politicians by profes sion This subject demands a thorough and criti cal investigation ; and the high moral character of | the American people must be vindicated as con trasted with the demoralization of a miserably email clique ol men who call themselves politicians. We shall endeavor to do this as soon us possible. Proobkss or Infidklity and Christianity ?No one who has any regard for the best interests of the human race can shut his eyes to the singular pro gress wnich has been made of late years, in this country,towardsinfideluy and anti-Christianity, by various cliques of infidels. All these new social movements, whether they be called after the name of Fourier or any other name, seem to be based on the same general principles of opposition to the truths of revealed religion. We have recently seen a vry open and undisguised assault on Christianity, by Mr Parker, aUnitarian clergyman in Boston, and ia all our large cities we have infidel associations, which, under the guise of great philosophical zeal and knowledge, make war on the Christian system. To all this we have now to add the extraordinary lec'ure delivered some time since in the Tnber nacle, and just published by the Harpers, and which purports to be an appeal to the Christian world in behall of the Jews. This discourse was delivered by a Hebrew, M. M- Noah, and in the ostensible shape of a plain, simple and literal narrative of the life and times of the founder of Christianity t it laavea an impression, on the mind of the general and unsuspecting reader, decidedly more adverse to the divine origin of the Christian faith, than any argumentative effort to overturn the religion of Jesus that we have met with tor a long time. The whole theory ol Mr. Noah, is precisely identical with that of Htrauss, a German writer, whose as aault on Christianity has been regarded as more subtle and ingenious than that of any other tnfidel of the Hay. In a few days we shall be prepared to enter on a review of this discourse, in connection with the progre?? ot infidelity in this country for the last ten or filteen years?the licennousness of the clergy? and a variet) of causes which have contributed to impede the progress ol Christianity, not ornmitting the recent deve!oprn< ms m the Episcopal Church. Awkrican WiiALTit?Avery valuable gold mine Ins iccently been discovered in Franklin county, Virginia Gross Oi riuuic on tmk Public? Fabricated Forrion News ?The Nine York Tribune, vf yvh lerday, fabricated one of the grossest statements we ever recollect to havs seen since the time of the famous Roorback, who appeared last summer duriug the election. * Therein is published, as a leading article, several paragraphs announcing the arrival off, ttie east end of Long Island, oi the pack et ship Oxford, with later news from Europe, re ceived by express, purporting that cotton had ad vanced, and with other particulars from foreign ports. How will the public be surprised when they know that no such thing took place No packet ship arrived, no foreign news arrived, and no ex press arrived. It was a fabrication altogether. It thus appears that the celebrated German tra veller, Roorback, is still alive and kicking. Hav ing succeeded in establishing his great character for veracity during the election campaign, hs has abandoned the field of politics, and has now be come special news-collector, foreign reporter, cot ton speculator, &>;. for the Tribune. The Fourier organ must now go ahead with a vengeance.? There must be virtue in the squash alter all. Abolition Spies in the South.?We have some reasons for believing that the abolitionists sf the North, and those who intend to become so in the next great Presidential contest, have been pre paring a secret mission to the South, for the par pose of collecting all sorts of stories, incidents, and reports, relative to the treatment which the slaves receive from the Southern planters. These secret missionaries or spies, under the name ol philoso phers, religionists, philanthropists, are now sent lorth to the South, chargsd with picking up all sorts of information relative to the system of slavery in those regions. It is expected here, and generally understood amongst the initiated, that in the next great Presidential contest, the whig party in the free States will be completely changed, and become in fact an abolition party to all intents and putposes, and in order to prepare the public mind for that, it is necessary to collect this species of information. In corroboration of this intimation which has been given us, we see the commencement of a series of letters in the Tribune. purporting to be furnished by a correspondent travelling in the South, and descriptive of the treatment given to the slaves by their masters. This will probably he followed up in other journals, and in other forms, during the next year or two. The probabi lity is that the attempt on the part of Massachu setts to send public agents to Charleston and New Orleans, for the purpose of contesting the police laws of those cities in the United States Courts, in reference to the slaves, is merely an open and un disguised movement similar to the one we have already described, originating in the same quarter and for the same purposes. We give these views to our Southern readers merely to put them on their guard. As further de velopments are made in the North, we ahall add fresh information. But at present there is every reuson to iear that preparations are in progress, on the part of the fanatics of the North, for the pur pose of introducing the slave question into the next Presidential oontest, if not into the previous State elections, and which may take a courae to give the abolitionists the ascendancy in the gen eral government, and finally break the Union into fragments. In Boston, and in other places, it is already openly announced that they will not stop short of that in the accomplishment of their fanati cal purposes. Italian Opera?Benefit or Signora Pico.?The crowded and enthusiastic audience which attended the benefit of Stgcora Pico, last evening, is a sure indication of the continued popularity of the Opera, and shows that the public haa not yet begun to tire of the Semtramide. There has never been a more fashionable or crowded audience within the walls of the Opera House, and the beneficiare was received with the greatest enthusiasm. She was called out after the favorite drinking song from Lucrezia Bor eia, which she sang between the first and second acts of the Semiramide, and again at the close ot the piece; and on both occasions, as well bs after the duett in thesecoed act, was complimented with a rich harvest of bouquets and garlands. After ihe duett, which was loudly encored, Signora Bor ghese modestly retired, leaving the flowery tributes of the audience to Ptco,?but the latter would not consent to this, and an animated contest of courtesy took place between the fair artietet, which created a great deal of good-natured amusement in the audience. During the evening, several poetical tributes to the beneficiare, in English and Italian, were circu lated among the audience, ef which we have only room lor the following:? ELL' EOREOIA AISNOSA ROSINA PICO, h'tll' Occasione Del Suo Btntfisio AL TKATRO DELL' OPKKA ITALIAN A, IS SUOTA-VORK, 11 Sabato, II Gtnnnjo 1146. R-ir.cs di meno, iiicompsiaiul Pico, O pgi di Lsuri un serto al lronte sugusto S-al< ime cingo,?rd il tuo nome ibko l-n cir-1 suoai dal freddo al P?lo adusto; N-ew York ti cole, ed si Diviu tno canto A-morti compartiice?allori e vanto P era Llvore? a gelosis nmrdace ! I-ndarno tenters nno ordirti agitato;? C he'?Chiara, Orain, Cenerentola Ariace, O nutti di trolfci?iftdaro 'I Fati! In Regno d'Omaggio, C. P., Avo. In the mean time there is some enquiry as to the prospect of another season for the opera, but we cannot nscertain that anything definite is yet set tled. It is rumored in some quarters that Signora Borghese and StgnorPerozzi will go to New Or leans, where thev have made an engagement for the season We should be sorry to lose such ar tists when there are such prospects of permanently establishing the opera here; however, if such should be the case, the great skill and talent dis ptayed by Madame Arnoult the other night, may tie made available in a new engagement, withSig uortna Pico and others ot the company, who may remain among us. Why could not a new opera company be constructed out of the materials among us, comprising Signerina Pico, Madame Arnoult, Signora Valtellini, Antognini, Sanquirico, Tomasi, and perhaps others Should Signora Borghese leave us, we have no doubt aome sicti disposition will take place. U. S. Senators ?At a caucus of the democra tic members of the Senate and Assembly, on Fri day evening, John A. Dix was nominated to sup ply ihe vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Silas Wright, and Daniel S.-Dickinson that of N. I P. Tallmadge. Mr. D. waa afterwards nominated i to the same office, for six years front the 4th of i March next. j Brlig:ous Intell oencb.?The Rev. Mr. Ryi of Georgetown College, D. C., will preach in Peter's Church, Barclay street, at half past o'clock th.s day (Sunday). We learn he will i lecture in the evening, in consequence of the in position of the Rev. l)r. Piae. There willb crowd. Movements for the Suppression or Dukll ?A writer in n British periodical snya there cat Hut one curt for duelling in Great Britain and land, viz: " the hanging of the challenger, and transportation, for lite, of the acceptor of the c lenge." lu this country we have a member of Coi.g who, recently, very gr?vely recommended .?lacing of the principals within six feet of t mother, thereby placing them upon an equalf .og. But, perhaps, the plan of old Frederick Prussia, is as good us any,?" Both parties to f until one is slain, ai d then to hang the survivi Frum the East.?We had no regular mail ye lay from Boston. Owing to the gale, it did robably, attempt to come through. We recei lowever, at noou, Boston papers of Friday e i rig, brought by the Nep'une from Provide inch has thus beaten the mail n dozen houi fMM. ? Mork U. S. Srnators?The Hon. John Fi tield h is been elected U. S. Senator from! Mai lor the next six years; also, Reverdy Johns itPtn Maryland. The former ia a re-election. The Underdone Excitement.?The war Kinongbi the psrtizsus of the Biahop and the oppo site party waxes very hot. The religious papers? save the tnatk?are full of ariiclta ou the recent trial, in which the writrrs appear to struggle only for the pre-eminence rin malignity and bitterness. The Churchmun?the organ of the Bishop's party does not say much editorially about the matter. It states that the " Standing Honimittee" have not yet finally determined a* to their course of action. They h.n! a meetin ? nu Friday last, uud we Bhall probably know, in a day or two, the re sult of their consultation The Protestant Church man has a SHvage review of Dr Seebury's ser mon, in which the niu'e " man ol the world," who retailB philosophy in ih>? Mirror, gets a tolerable energetic Cdstigation, considering the pious hande by which it is administered. But one of (lie most significant articles is the following, which we lind in the Episcopal lltcorder, of Philadelphia, the organ of the Low Church party :? Bishop B. T 0\dkho*ne's HoiriNtioi.-Tbe Church in Ihlt country l>a4 rec-n'ly been called to pssa through an txperitnce 01 humiliation, which i? notiatatleled in liar hutory, and Cilcul.itt.l to make ?'.very kpi.ooj.jlim hiug down his head in sorrow and shun,a Another ol our Biihopi hat iulb*n into deep ditgraee, and ?t.r tw ? larges., wealthiest, mom populous, and moat n Hti- ntial Bistiopricka?the " Koystoae" and the " Empirt" dp. cere"?have witnessed a Mrange light, as their chief otti con have been one after unoth.r seised by the iron grasp of the luw, and hurled from the "rat of the Apostles into the depths of in lain y and degradation. Alas, what a lesson do these transactions teach 11a con cerning the instability of humau fortune, and the transi tory nature ol all earthly greatness A tew months age, arnl these two m a were seated in by tar the most spun did and commanding positions which were ever occu pied by ecclesiastics In this country. Their dioceses were overgrown in wealth, in power, in territory, and con tained the two great cities of the Union ; the marl si roms of American 1 le, the vortiscs of commerce, fashion and worldly splendor,and, if recent inflences con Untie to pr> vail, destined to become the Bcylla and Ca rybdis of ttie Church. As thu?o two brothers?blathers in office, in consanguinity, and as it now appears in charac ter, moved along their dangerous path, every head was prepared to do them homage, and a thousand hands were ready to scatter 11 iwers in th- ir way ; for Episcopalians looked upon them as the Successors o( the Apostles ; and by other denominations they were regarded as the leading representatives of a Church which was confes sedly entitled to respect. But, as we behold them in quick succession tailing from their giddy height, let neither the Church nor the well 1 look unon thein with too unqualified abhorrence. They are men like our selves - poor worms of tho.lust, prone to nril as t ie sparks to fly upwards ; and, al'hough consigned to indellible dis grace, yet entitled to ou-' sympathies and prayers ; let not ttioso who greeted them with smiles while they glittered in the sunshine, forget them now that the shadows of the evening are thickly gathering around tliem. L>t them be often thought of, where, as ministers of the Gotpel, they always most netd .1 to be remembered, at a throne of | grace ; ani let Christians recollect that if they had done their duty in this respect, pet haps these " mighty " would not have fall -n. But, in mercy ti them, let not the woik of personal repentance and ri formation be hindered by holding out from any quarter tba hope of luture teatora lion And may net the Church gather important instruction (rim such events as these? Is she not herself, in part, t > blame lor what has 'ake.i place? Have not these Bishops fallen victims to the worldly allurements by which she allowed their offieo to be encircled? Cut oil' from the protecting influences ol p irish, and to o great degree also of domestic life, and driven from their homes for two thirds of t'10 year by the necessities of their extensive spheres of labor; surrounded by all the uusanctified in fluences that invest a mere itinerant; exposed to flery t ?mptationn of every kind,?whatever copld minister to pride . 'ambition, self-deprndance, conviviality, intempe rance? beset, indeed, by all the lower forms of sensual fascination; they were certainly assailed by perils to which a diocese of primitive extent and ordinary pastoral revenue could not have exposed them. It ia pretty evident, we think, that the Episcopal church is in a tolerable state of fermentation. The investigation into the management of the Theological Seminary is proceeding, and it is ex pected that some singular developments will be the result. In a very short time, from all appearances, we may expect to see the Puseyite controversy raging, in all its fury, in this country. Firs.?A fire broke out Ju the stove warehouse 238J Water street, on Friday night about lOo'clock, and raged with great fury in the upper part of the building. The loss ol property was considerable; but we understand Mr Cunningham was insured. Some damage was done to the adjoining houses also. Alarms.?Two or three alarm* were rung?one at 11 o'clock Friday evening, and another at 8 o'clock Saturday morning. The first proceeded rrom East Broadway?the latter from P^ck Slip; but no damage was done in either case. Two Weeks Later from China.?The fast s tiling ship Paul Jones, Captain Wat kins, from Canton, is below. We believe that she was to sail ? bout the lOih of September, and, if so, will bring two weeks inter news from the Celestial Empire. 0O? The Law Courts have been comparatively idle during the past week. Cltjr Intelligence Thb BirrrosrD Murderer ?Michael or Henry McCur ry, who was arrested on Thursday, charged with the mur der of Pant Roux.and who attempt >d to commit saici.ie on the day of his orient, is fist recovering from the iB' cU of lha wounds he inflicted upon himself, but, from what he says, ha seems determined never to die an ignominious di-a h. On Friday night, ho expressed a desire to we a lawyer, and made his will, bequeathing the greater por tion ef his property, which cousists of raal ctUte ot con lue in 1 iderable value in Baltimore and Cincinnati, to his brother The accused has always borne an irreproachable auaract sr. Sessions Lawyebs.?The Supreme Court have recently .tecided that no prison is qualified to practise in the Court .if Sessions, unless they have boon regularly admitted to practise at the bar of the Supreme Court. This is intend. 1 d to prevent the skinning of prisoners at the Tombs by l-gal gentlemen?but it will not have the desired 1 fleet, us the prisoners are generally well cleaned out before thev make their appearance in court. Appointment or Commismjneb ?Jonas B. Phillips, Esq , 'he able a,si-taut of tbe District Attorney, has been ap pointed, by Oov. Porter of Pennsylvania, a Crmmissioner lor that State, in this State, and in the city of New York. Decisions or thk Supreme Court.?In the case of Jacob Baldwin seti'enced to tbe penitentiary for 4 mouths for keeping a disorderly house, upon a plea of guilty entered by his counsel, the Supreme Court have set aside the judgment, on the ground that the plea entered by his counsel in the ab.encu of the accu ed, although ho was nu'horised to do so, was invalid Police Olilce?Jan. 18 --A Spicy Theft.?A man nam d Francis Williams was tbia morning arrested for stealing a quantity of nutmegs, cloves, and indigo, worth ?j>49, fiow B - ic.h Sl Or. euwood, ol No. 63 Dey street. He was commit ed Buholariks ?On the night of the lAth inst the house of John Wilson, No 136 Eleventh nt"e? t, was entered burglariously through the front basement window, and robbed of twenty pocket handkerchiefs and a coat. The rabin of the barge Franklin, lying at the foot of Beach street, was entered on Friday night and robbed . f 11 small amount of wearing apparel. No arrests In either case Her if in s-ollce.?Jan. 18.?A nothi a Outrage at Harlem. -There to. mi to be 1.0 end to the outrages com mitted at that dreadfully wicked plare, Harlem ; and j Instioe Drinker's communication to tho Common Council was warranted by the triquent monstrous offences com- 1 mitted in that village, hi'herto considered a peaceable sort of a neighborhood. Only n fe v days ago n man was brought up with a tarpaulin hat unon his head, on a charge of wilfully breaking a pane of glass, 7 inches by ti, and thereby assaulting and battering tbe person of the occupant of the premises. The msticions nature of the ?ssault was exhibitrd by the accused violently throwing the tar au in up In tbe air. and shouting madlv when the -tone fractured the glass. As the man would not have committed so unset miy an net if a glass of grog had he oefl ted, it is presumed Hut he was a II tie the worse for liquor. The accused regretted exceedingly what ho had done, and told a very mure able story shout two dogs being engaged in theoeligl- fill Bnd amusing recreation ol lighting, end that he took ur> a ?t me and threw at them, in order to separate them; but not being a good ma.ka tnan, he broke the window, for which he was willing to pay. and ha took out the money for that purpose. Ot course no magistral >oouldcredit such astory?the peace ol Harlem and the lives and window a ol her citizens must be protected?people that live In glasshouses, or houses constructed ot any lets brittle material, should not throw stones, or coal either?the law is lor t ie rich as well us :he poor, und whenever tho poor comn it a wrong they must lent it Tsking this very reasonable und proper view of the matter, the magistrate oemmitte 1 the indivi dual who had dared to throw coal, with a tarpaulin hat upon his head, at respectable citiz-ns thiougli the medi um of their 7 h? 9 inobea of glass, to tho Tenths for trial. This daring eff-r der was brought into the Special Sec- 1 -Ions on Friday .and in consequence rf the noi.- ippearance ol the proprietor of the broken 7 by 0 pane, was discharg- , vd, much to the Indignation of a gentleman In a hrown coat. Tho Harlem pnl cs should keep their eye on this : hardened offender, whose name, for fear of defeating tha ends of justice, we om.t Coroner's Office? Ian IS.?Death rasas Boats*.? I'he Coroner held an inquest tbismormug u on the body it Mary Way lend 60 years of age, at her rest fence, 85 Vttorney street It appeared th?t last night, on retIring ' ? > bed. she placed a candle on a chair by the bedside and | that after she ha 1 gone 11 sleep, the bed clothes took fire ud she was sevctely burned, and died this mnrntt g tbin11 o'clock, in consequence. Verdict according to I ftets. Rum - James Francis, hlsck, 96 tears of age, dlsdst 61 Vntbony street, from delirium tremens. ' V I. Commissioner's Office B Into tbue ntssioiter R .peijv. Jan. 18- John Smith onJ John O Johnton, wi h stealing cbe se on board tho packet shi| I<1.1, whilst lying in port in London previous I trip, were examined sod discharged. 1 The liidlti In Council?Alarming Movt* tni-iite for the Total Exclusion of the Male hex. There wus a meeting held by a number of ladies ?Jord knows how many ; but, as they are pretty numerous, it m*y be supposed they mustered s'roBg ?in the Lyceum, on Saturday, lor the purpose ol talking over the propriety of establishing a peniten tiary A reporter went up Irom .lusoflice in order to give to the whole world this astounding move ment, and had the satisfaction of getting as tar as the door leading to the Assembly Room, up stairs, without interruption, just us a dark featured cleri cal-looking man was fastening to the said door a brie! and ambiguous label, with the words, " The ladies meet here." Upon finishing the labelling process, the gentleman entered the open door, and was followed by the reporter, who was informed that it was a meeting of ladies exclusively, and that other persons were not admissible. Notwith standing the clerical look of the gentlemau, it oc curred to the reporter to have the decision of the ladies themselves, and so he approached a so cial looking group of some half-dozen, who were taking an air of the stove and chatting freely together. The gentleman, by way of introduction, mentioned the business* of the visitor, which the latter endorsed by observing, "You are likely to have an agreeable meeting, ladies; 1 hope the pleasure of witnessing it will not be altogether confined to yourselves." " Well, Sir," replied one who, we understood, was the directress, "really, we did not expect any visitors but ladies on this occasion; we are accustomed to exclude gen tlemen.' "But, Madam, your movement must be a good one, and would it not be well to allow the other sex the opportunity of profiting by a good example 1" " Yes, sir; but Mr. has said you wish to publish the proceedings." "That is true, Madam; and would it not be desirable to give publicity to such a benevolent move ment as it may be presumed this is1 Others may imitate your conduct, and thus you will be carrying out your laudable project." " But ladies ire so little accustomed to speaking?1 mean public speaking, sir; besides, we never have admitted geutlemen?our speeches have never been publish ed, and if we admitted one reporter, we would

have to admit all." " Well, really, Madam, even ihat would not be withou; precedent. What great difference is there in ladies talking to each other, before gentlemen, and of each other 1 and surely the latier occurrence is by no means rare " Whether it was that the reporter had the best of the discussion or not, is not yet settled, but the lady, who acted as speaker for the rest, consulted with them, and having ascertained their sentiments on the subject, finally declared that they preferred to talk with closed doors, and that not even their very husbands would be admitted. Our reporter then left, consoling himsell,for his disappointment, with the pleasing conviction that had time permit ted hint to have a talk with each, he would have converted the whole to his way of thinking. Oeiural Sessions. ttetoro the Recorder and Aldermen Miller and Devoe. Jonas B. Phillips, District Attorney, ad interim. Saturday, Jan IMtn.? Tiialfor Rape.? William Oliver, o black boy about 17 years ot age, was tried upon an in dictment lor committing a rope upon ibe person of Cera, dori .Mills, a little girl but Arc years and a ball old, the daughter of O. W. Mills in whose employ the black boy "'J? *ervant, on the evening of the 8th or January .ast. The prisoner having no counsel, the Recorder re quested Mr. Stevenson, who was sitting near Jsmes W. Hunt. Ksq., (a very great compliment to Mr. 8 certainly) to act as his counsel and look after hi* Interest, which he oblingly consented to do. Mrs. Ann Maria Mills, on being sworn, testified that oho was (he wile of CJeo. W. Mills, residing at No 20a Hester stmt, andihe mother of Caradori Mills, a girl five y ears of age On the 8th of January, she sent ttiu litiie g rl down into the yard to tell the prisoner, who wus em ployed as a servant, to briDg up a pail of water; t'>a pris oner was in the woodhouce splitting kindlings: a lew minutes after she went down, wit jess heard screams of murder! murder! mother!?witness rapped upon the window with a penny, and soon alter saw the prisoner run trom the woodhouie?the little ,irl soon after came run ning up stairs, and made use of certain expressions, which at once apprized her that the black prisoner had violated iorcibly the person ef the poor little creature, and, on examination of her body and clothes, such was found to lie the fact, and the child was sore for a considerable time She then related the steps taken to arrest the pri soner. * Dr. Wabszh, physician to the City Prison, testified that he examined thp child, and found the parte swollen end wounded, but found that there had been no penetration ? .?? hymen. The ohild, an exceedingly pretty and intelligent little girl, wai produced, ana briefly related the facti ol the case Jams. W Hunt. E?qr., (rising with an open law book in his hand)-I believe, if the Court please, that such tes timony is not admissible. Mr. Phillim?I helisve Mr. Stevenson wss assigned by the Court to set ascnunsel for O iver. 1 would sty, however, that 1 have known instances when children [ even younger than the little girl have been allowed to relate their story. Mr. STsws.on?I have no objection, sir ; for I think It is perfectly proper. The os*e was then submitted to the Jury under the charge of the Recorder, who advised them that aa there nad been no penetration, it would perhaps be the safer course, it they deemed the prisoner guilty at all, to con vict him of an assault and battery with intent to oommit a rspe, and such was the verdict ol the Jury. The Rvcosnca, after commenting upon the enormity of the offence, and the precocity in crime which the pri soner had exhibited, sentenced him to be imprisoned far five years and nine months in the States' Prison, the longest time the law allows. Jail?Thomas Waters, who was sentenced on the 30 ;h of September lest to the Penitentiary for three months, for an assault and battery upon Lewis Ives, was tried on an indictment for breaking from the calaboose attached to the penitentiary, on the 6th of December with four others The Jury convicted him, and the Court sentence J him to three months imprisonment in the* Peni ten'larr. Trial for Burglary -Benjamin W. Pierct, alias Tucker, alias Bailor Bill, was tried on an indictment for a burgla rjr in the first degree, in breaking and entering the pre raises of Charles M Terry, of No. 60 Monroe street, od the night of the 6th of December, by means of false keys and stealing an overcoat and hat, wotth about f 8. The property was found at a place where he htd sold it. The iury found the accused guilty of the charge, notwith standing he produced his prostitute, who swore to an alibi The Court aehtencrd him to ten years in the Slate Prison. PI*m *f Guilty ?John Williams pleaded guilty to a petit larceny on an indictment for grand larceny, in steal ',?? /? ,w#tch #nd chain from Oeorge A. Ditchitt, Greenwich street. The Court received the plea, and gava him six months in the Penitentiary. xr^V q?rSfJ2Vt t.wo ?'c,ock the Court adjourned till . Monday, at 11 o'clock. Common Pleua. Jan, IS ?This being vacation term, there wore no de cisions given in this Couit to-day. Theatricals, Ac. Sig. Hjnq'iirieo an<l Mr. Brough made their appearance lait evening at the Philharmonic Concert, Boston | S;g. Martinez is in Detroit, giving Concerts. Mr. W. H. Crisp has been playing a very succe sful engagement at Baltimore, immediately after his depar j tare from the Park, and ia now about to appear on the boards of the Nations! Theatre, Washington, to fulfill an I engagement there. Charitable and Vegetable Societies. Our city aboundain Sooietieo, ostensibly formed and extensively patronized, for affording relief to the poor and unfortunate. How well they perform wnat the contributors and the poor expect, let the following case answer: A neighbor of mine, reduced to absolute poverty and suffering, with a family starving tor bread, after seeking employment in vain, applied to the New England Society. The application was made to Mr. Fesseuden, a lawyer, who ciosa questioned the poor man to suoh a degree, that an indictment for larceny would not have surprised or frightened him more. Next, there was seen to stop at his door a carriage with two gentlemen in it: one de scended and entered the humble dwelling, and caitRht the poor man's wife at the wash tub, sur rounded with famishing children, and nothing to give them. The visitor announced hia errand and name, and enquired into their situation and wants. He found the woman slino t an old acquaintance, who had seen bettor days "down east." He ex pressed much sorrow?promised to provide f*r ihem on Monday, (tins w.ts Saturday) and ir. the meantime requested the lady to send her husband to his house, 89th street, and he would supply them fromhis own osllar?said he had plenty of beef and poik, vegetables, Arc. The husband took a basket and went through the mud to 0Bth street, as reauested, where he wss supplied by the benevo lent gentlemen from "down east," and returned well laden to his famishing family ^ith 18 onions, 8 turnips, 8 parsnips, 8 carrots, and a half loaf of bread, and he Was twice reminded by this benevo lent dispenser of alms, that this he gave him out of Ins own poeket. He further requested the poor man to nail on him nt 44 Exchange Place, on Mon day, and he would go with him to Moses H Grin nell and try to get him employment. On Monday lie nailed aa requested, and the gentleman, instead ol going with him, gave him a note to Mr. Grin nefl. Mr. Grinnell had nothing for him to do, and the gentleman had nothing more to give. This benevolent man's name is Coffin, and I give yon my '><tme aa authority. Is this chnritv 1 It may tie Yankee charity; but is it not trifling with a poor ma a's mislortuiiee 1 Four miles through mud tor a perk of vegetables, and then to be questioned like a criminal, and have ihese fellows ride ronnd <o i nqaiie about his character and expose his na keln?m! Is this the charity "which thinkrth no em 1" Thos Shamci.and, 20 Wall street. Impoktxnt Concession ?The treaty nego isted by Mr. Cashing secures to Americans the privilege "t erastlng bo*pit*l? and temple* of wrrohlpat each it the Ave fins ports?sn indulgence never before allowed to foreigners, sad a most honorable expression from the Chi MB ? tavor ot our missions. H?w Brunswick, N. J. (Correspondence of the Herald ] New Brunbwick, N. J , Jan. 11th. 1846. PolUicjl-FiuhionabU?Piout?and Everything. D*AR BENNETT:? In accordance with the customs of other places, 1 feel it my duty to give you a briei sketch of "matters and things" in our goodly city. Always receiving the first news of importance through the medium of your valuable paper, which circulates here almost to the exclusion of every other, it is no wonder we are kept alive with the fun, frolic, po litics, nnd religion going on in the world around us. But New Brunswick, though small in size, possesses Us lull quantum of adventuresand gossip. Just now it is the scene of considerable excitement in reference to the political appointment of Chan cellor of ourSiate, which is to be made shortly and confirmed by the Senate. On the one hand we have ex-Congreaaman Ran dolph, of our place, (than whom a better cannot noipn, oi our place, (tnan whom a bet'er cannot he found) and on the other ex-Governor Penning ton and Spencer H. Halstead, both of Newark ? Of the three, I have no hesitation in saying that Mr. Randolph would be the most able and most popular appointment Possessed of a fine legal mind, an acute judgment and great perseverance, combined with that condescending gentleness so agreeable to the younger members of the profes sion, he would take the first rank in that elevated station since the days of Chancellor Wil liamson. I will give you the latest news in regard to the matter. We have had several valuable accessions to the society of our town within the last few months. The amiable and in telligent family of the Rev. Dr. C. is an addition which sends pleasure to all who have the honor of their acquaintance. His daughters are already distinguished for that urbanity and kindness of spi rit which should (but does not) always characte rize the female race. In fact, take our town all in all, we possess the prettiest girls, by far, to be met with in all creation. There is Miss B., of Biyard street; and Miss R., and the Misses C., of George street; and Miss T., of Albany street; together with a host of others too numerous to mention ; and then as for beaux ?good heavens, what a scar city. Do send some of your " fine young men," Irom your city of Gotham, and set their hearts at rest. Woman was made to love?she muat love, or she is out of her element. By the way, if you ever come to eur town and remain over nicnt, let me advise you to stop at one cf the best houses in the State. It is kept and owned by B. D. Stelle, for ten years the gen tlemanly proprietor of the City Hotel. There the traveller may find the luxuries of a palace, com bined with the quiet and peaceful delight of home, (n fact, Mr. Stelle seems every way fitted lor the difficult task of conducting an establishment of the very highest order. The houae is situated near the Railroad Depot, has been recently built, and is newly furnished Irom top to bottom. Give it a trial. As I intend to pass the winter at Trenton, 1 will give you all the news of importance as soon as it transpires. Yours, ttuly, Stftax. To " The Hermit In New York '* My unknown, ancient, honored friend, . I've read your letter line by line, From the commencement to the end, Concerning turkies, pies and wine, And excellent Thanksgiving dinner*, Which you. poor reprobated linnet*, Called Bachelor*, in vain entreat A welcome to *ome house to eat. You dwell with ndnei* on the put: The lonelinea* of preseut time, When one muit dine alone, or fait, Ring* through the change* of your rhyme ; And I, who hold, with Walter Scott, That sacred i* the name of stranger, Beg to suggest, whether or not, You can't eioape the dreadful danger Of being forced again to dine Alone, on a Thanksgiving day, On mutton chop*, and old pott wine. Weeping o'er friends all lar away ; And vainly praying fate to spare One friend, your solitude to share. The fact Is, you must change your plan Of waiting for an Invitation From some kind-beared marrird man In the Ascension's congregation. A Benedict! what right has he To expect an invitation tree From Mr. R. or Mr. C., As?" Pray Sir, will you dine with me ? My children now are all at home, My wile entreats that you wilt come; Miss will be there t>day, And dont, 1 beg you, stay away." No, no, Sir, you must change your plan, Be " Benedict, the married man s" And I prescribe, as doctor's say, That you look out some bright eyed girl, And on a clear sun shiny day, In your most sweet and winnirg way, Tell her, " my heart is in a wnirl; I dont know what I'd better do, I love you, and my money too ! But, above all. as I'm a sinner, 1 need a place to eat my dinner? And sosnebady with whom to dine, And chat as we are drinking wine And you'll succeed, or I am not A Yankee guesser worth a groat. The next Thanksgiving, after church, Remember how the last you spent In sadness and in disconteut, Left standing in the ohuroh's porch : And how in weariness and sorrow, You prayed tbe coming Of the morrow ; And how the day is now enjoyed By yen and yonr'a around your board, Where wife and friends combine to throw Increasing brightness round each bleasing, And every comfort here below Is rendered doubly worth psssesaing Then, grateful lor your changed oondition, Send me a check for my commission The Matramoisizzd Baoxii Iamks G. Bennett, Esq. : Dear Sir :? I perceived my name amongst the list of appli cants for Judge of the Marine Court, in your paper of yesterday, but too late to address ycuonthe subject. I am not an applicant for that or any other office Very respectfully and truly, Your obedient servant, L. B. ShXPARD January 18, 1846. Jab. Gordon Bennett, Esq:? I desue to know, through the columns of the Herald, what haa become of the Street Inspector of the First Ward. I really think the "NativrB" iave miaaed a figure in the appointment of so im becile and inefficient a person?a mere boy ut the beat, and if he knows his duty, which i much doubt, judging from his mental calibre, he shock ingly neglects the same. The First Ward was never in tuch a horrible condition. So much for native reform and Clean Streets. Legislature of New Yorx?Id| Senate, J 17 ?After 'he transaction of routine business, Committee of the whole tock up the bill " to prevent | sons appearing disguised or armed." The bill was A ly passed to a third reading, with some important ami ments recommended by the Judiciary Committee most material of which are, the making the act ot anp< ing disguised and armed a felony, instead of a misden nor; and the giving power to all citizen* to make arr of persons appearing in disguise. In. Aiskmslt, a petition was prssented to incorpo the American and Foreign Bible Society; also, to am the act for the distribution of the literature fund. Notices of intention were given to introduce the lowing bills :?To incorporate the Brooklyn Quay C l>any ; to give the keeper* of boarding houses in the i of New Yoik a lien on the (fleets of their boarders, the payment of board. The bill reducing tbe number of Canal Cotnmissioi was again taken up. Several amendments were ofl? and ordered printed, when the Houee adjourned. Mukdrr ?On Saturday, 28th ult , Dr. Wi R Ball, of Alabama, was killed at Raymond, siaipni, by Jeremiah B. Cranberry. Dr. Ball had seat by the Governor of Alabama with a reqnitlti the delivery of Cranberry, who was under indictm Barbour county, Alabama, 'l he Governor of Missi recognised the requisition, and Ortnberry was deli over to Dr. Ball by the Sheriff. Alter the sum Cranberry proposed that they should wain out, wished to know whether a horse had been sent for 1 Dr. Ball walked arm and arm with him down >ta When they had thus passed out of the court house eight feet, Cranberry, in the presence of several pel drew a pistol from his left hand coat pocket,and, pr? it against the side or breast of Dr. Ball Ared. Dr 1 in snout one minute snd a half after receiving the w Orandberry attempied to escepe, bat was pursue re-arrested, and placed in close confinement SmoiDB.?Frederick Wills cut his throat this | morning, with a common case knife, while labor ing under a At of temporary derangement, produced ny a severe attack of nervous fever, from which ha had soBered for several weeks put. His family had been fearful that he might attempt to commit suicide, snihsdirwnovtd every probable means and taken the utmost .nd it the time he made the fsUlsttempt he wm Mft: alone but about two minutee ; but In that *h?it spvce. snd I h s weapon that could not be oeosldered dsn^wus, he lo flicteda wound which he s u rv I rod on I y f a hou t h a I f * n honr. The deceased was shout M y ears of .. . of Prussia, snd a member c f the OeimanLuth rant hurch md was a much respected cttisen ?Alltmy Allot ? Kibnaffinq in Philadelphia ?The Pkilm Sun HHye: "O" Monday night Inst, a tall him i tempted to deooy awsy a lit l*glrl. nsmed Eliza son, who had been playing in the street, but she the snare set for her. in oonseqnenceof a number o men osming down (he street upon which the felh On Thursday night an attempt was made to hidn tie girl about ten years of age, a daughter of Mr. ] The little girl bad been sent on an errand by her t about seven o'clock in the evening, and a ooloi ittempted to decoy her atvay, t-lhng her some im -tory. and when he thought she was hilly in bis he picked her up in his arms?she screamed, and l-eraona coming to her assistance, he left her end n iseepe. Oiirrokb:; Nrwr.- By ihe Cherokee Advocate ot Dec ltith, we learu that the Council convened on Wednesday, the 4th iuat. at Tah-lon-tees ky, at the ciouth of the Illinois River. Thacommissioners were Roger Jones, Adj. lira U. 8. A., R. B Mason. Lieut Col. Dragoons, and P. M. Butler,"^ U. 8 Agent lor tht Cherokee*. Th? otgoct* of the comm nion were bri< fly to in quite into the correctueaa ot certain repreaentatioua and com plaint* oi grievance*. in theionnation and administration of the Cherokee Oovernment: and the conduct oi a ma jority toward the minority of the Cherokee people. These com plaint a uad representation have been made by John Roger*, James Jerey, Thomas L. Rogers, John A Bell. Ezekiel Stair and Biu'nrd West, who were in Washing ton City during the last session of Congress; represont ing themselves a* committers, on the part of those pot Hons oi the Cherokee people, known es the " Old Set. tlms" and " Treaty Tarty" previous to the re-union, in 18311 and '40. of all parties of Cherokee*, i There were on the ground about three hundred per : son*. The Council adjourneff, however, to meet on Wed. , nesday, December 11th, at the old agency, Port Gibson ! The authorities at tha Nation having, for good res zona, declined to attend the Council, or to aend any deputation, a number ol the citizena present deemed it due to the respect and attachment they bear to the institution* ot their choice, to prepare a Government and protest against the authority assumed by the United Htutea in calling assemblages contrary to our laws, and inti rtr ring in matters confined exclusively to ourselves I At the old agency there was no business of importance j tra:> acted, and the Council adjourned to Fort Gibson.? ' The p oteat'has been sent in. The result of the Council ; it not known Bean Stirr, who it was reported had been : killed, was catieht and imprisoned -Cltr. Jtiv. ! " The Angel of tlie Pool" no longer de I scuds, with healing on his wiugs, to imbue the waters with renovalirg power, ss in the age of miracles ; end the infalid { mutt trust to science for the relief <>f his ailments. For on* l class of diseases, at leaat. investigation and espeiiment har^_ [ perfected the meant o f cure. We lefee to diseases ot the skin. . For these, whether actire and inflammatory, or mo bi , and | chronic, Gouraud's Italian Soap will be f and a sovereign i remedy. The sufferer, alter washing for a few timts with this invaluable emollient, will fa cylhetne hu discovered a modem | pool of Siloam If the eraptina is angry and taslnl-us, the : redness will fade away, and the matter will be taken up by the I absorbing vessels. If dry and scaly the encrustation will dis ! appear; and, nnd?r any circumstances, the cuticl* will soon j heroins smooth, polished, transparent, and soft. In cases of ringworm, scald head, salt rheum, und ell scrofulous diseases, ! its salutary effect will become speedily apparent. As there are I tpots on the snn's disc, so on the fairest and moat beautiful | faces disfignr.ng blotches and pimples sometimes show them -elres. 1 line t an tie safely and teadi'y removed by a recourse j to this 8oao, and it is therefore recoms ended as a most desirable . ippeodage to the toilet of youth and beauty, i Axents?71 Eliesnut street, Philadelphia; Jordan, 3 Milk St., , Boston; Ivs, Bslem; Carleton A Co., Lowell; Hodge, New bitryport: Patten, Portliud; Guild, Bangor; Dyer, Providence; , Green, Worcester; Bliss It Chapin, Springfield; Ferrs, Middle , town; Mye *. New Haven; Pearee, 4 Stanwii Hall, Albany; i Tousey, Rochester; Storrs, Hudson; Gray, Pougbkeepaie; Backus h Bull, Troy, 334 Hiver st.; Cross, Catskill. Gouraud's Fotidre Subtile, for eradicating 1 l Hair. Gouraud's Vegetable Liquid Route., Gouraud's Blanc d'Eapagne, or Spanish Lily White, for the complexion. ? -onraud's Hair Dye?wat rati ted. Dalley's Magical Pain Extract- r. Be on your guard, and see that D riley's name he writun with a pen on the corner of every box. Found at Uall-i'* agency, 67 Walker street, first stote mn.M Broadway. However Bcantlflnl fixe Countenance may be, yet, if tlie person have a dirty set of teeth, accompanied with I be, yet, it tlie person Usee a dirty act 01 teeth, accompanied with , had breath, it becomes net only a disgn* ing spectacle but .a I p.rfect pest to all around. Dr Hhermau's r *srrts Tooth Paste is i a perfect antidote for those evils and one of the most delightful , dentrittces in use. it is free from ill deleterious substa est} It : does not injure theeuamel, and it renders the teeth of a pearlv whiteness ; while it destroys all imparities of the breath, and : acts as a preservative to the teeth. Try it once, and you will , he convinced that it is ky far the best article you nave ever used. 1 Dr. Sherman's warehouse is 106 Nassan st. Agents, 337 Hud ! son, 183 Bowery,77 Fast Broadway,! Ledger Buildings, Phila , ? and 8 8tatc. street, Boston. Dalley's Magical Pain Extractor Salve at the only agency, 31 Courtlandt street. Comatoclc's Extract of Saroaparllla, from j 31 Courtlandt street, for the cure of Chronic Rheumatism, , Scrofula, King's Evil, Mercurial Diseases, General Debility, ' Eruptions of ihe 8kin, Swelling of the Bones, and all disease* una rug from an impure etate of the blood, exjp- su es, impruden ces in life,ex'essive use of mercury, Ac. Price 50 cent* a bottle, or fli per dozen, at No. 31 Conrtlandt st. The Indian Vegetable Elixir and Liniment, from 31 Conrtlandt street, is warranted to cure any case of Rheumatism orG" ut. It gives immediate relief, strengthens weak limbs, takes down swellings, etc. Look to your Pantries? Have yon Koaclis in your house 7 A sure remedy is to be had at II Courtlandt i Price 35 cents per bottle. Does your Hair fall ontf?Doxens of Inju rious or ineffectual articles hav* b-en started for the hair on the reputation of the original, and for veara tha r ely ertiele used to stav or restore the hair. Weallnde to the Balm of Colombia, orComstock'1,31 Comtlardt meet whe e more by hilf may bffhad for the money, aud better by far -han of any other article. Who will attend to thit?or who go with hia coat covered with dandruff, or his head becoming bald 7 Answer for yourselves, gentlemen and ladies. All Philadelphia Subscriptions to thi fr.RAi.o must be paid to the agents, Ziebar h Co., 1 * ' wh6re ,iB*ie eop- "*T Medical Notice?The Advert leements of thi New Vork College of Medicine and Pharmac*. established fo die Suppression of Quackery, in the ear* of ell diseases, wU hereafter appear on the fourth page and last column of Off "HS: .? . W J RICH ARDSON, M. D., Ageoi. Umce and Consulting Rooms of the College,S3 Nassau stres MONEY MARKET, Saturday, Jan 18?S P. M. The stock market to-day was quit* Arm, andfqn clarion at the Brokers' Board are the same aa those ruling yeitsi lay?Long Island, Norwich and Worcester, Erie Rail road, Reeding, Pennsylvania b's, Ohio fl's, and Morrl Canal cloaed firm at yesterday 'i prices. Canton dacline | par cent, while Mohawk improved 1 per cent; Stoning ton, 1 J; Farmer*' Trust, j. The transaction* were rathe limited, and operations indicate a very unsettled state < Ihe market. The issuee of the PlaiDfleld Bank are rapidly pastin away. It is possible the circulation may merely hav changed places, that the hills have been withdrawn froi this vicinity and put out in places where the real valu of thcniji* not known. In Philadelphia they are et fror five to ten per cent discount. The capital of the Plait fii'ld Bank la reported to be $100,000 by the [princlpi igent in this city, whereas, acoording to report* made b the ' ink, it is only $80 000, and, judging from the flnanci. can. rju vring reported in another quarter,we are incline ts think that a very amall part, if auy, oi this amout has boeu paid in according to the charter. The circt latiou ha* no real security for its redemption, and d< pen da entirely upon the personal responsibility of thoi controlling the i flair* of the bank. The public hav only to continue the courae they have adopted, and th bank must soon follow in the wake ot tha Jackaonvilh Monmouth, and others of similar standing. Considerable excitanient was created in Wall strei this morning by the publication in a moaning piper < 'he arrival of the packet ship Oaford, from Livrrpoo with five days later news from Europe. The churacti ot the paper, and the indefinite form in which the new was conveyed, induced many to mist-ust ita authenticity The suspicion* created prevent ad any operations in th market,compelling holders and purchasers to await mor ?flicial advices. The commercial community ai tbi imo are deeply interested in advices from Europe, pai ticularlv those engaged in cotton operations, an I an movement similar to that attempted in the morning p< per alluded to, will receive the condemnation it di serves. The steam ship Cambria, from Liverpool for Boston, i now due, having left Liverpool on the 4th Inst. Unless packet should slip into thi* port, with advices later tha those previously received, the news by tha steamer wi ha twenty day* later. On the nature of the next advice dorend* the mercantile (ate of many individuals, and th prosperity of some sections of tl\e country. Judging froi the accounts already received np to the 14th of Decembei we should think the anticipated advices might be levort ble. The cotton market ie, however, In such a pectiUs condition, that it i* Impossible to tell what change s da; or a week may produce. When later aocounta come t hand, the public may depend upon having them at onct and cot rectly. The recent arrivals have brought acconnt in relation to cotton, conflicting with each other so mud thit it was found Impossible to reconcile them. Publii and private advices were contradictory, and wo wer compelled to give the reports as we ree rived them, leav log those Intereated to construe them as they pleased. The city of Portland, Maine, ie extensively trgaged it the shipping business. The commerce of the port U no so large, but the amount of tonnage owned there give* i i very high position as a commercial city. Townaor Rkoistkbxd *nr> Eirnoi.Lin at House, PORTI.AND. 7 Hegistered tonnage, i Enrolled, erg-Bed in coastwise trad*'.' Vessels entered under 30 tons Besides this, there are sever, 1 new vesee wharves, not registsrod, which would prnt amount to a total of mor* than ?ftyeight rhe foreign trade of Portlerd is not lsrg? ?-nosed the imports many thousand doth Vtlne of imports in American vessels, 1144 Vnlneof imports in foreign vessels, 1(44 , Total valu*of imi?rts... ... ,,y va'ae of domestic produce expo, ted in / DC in vessels. Valne of domestic produce exported' in f vessels Value of foreign merchandise export in American vessels Vtlut of foreign m-rchandlte expor in foreign vessels Excess of exports ovw The whole number of a-rt was 907, with an aggregate b Of these, ?fl were small fort B.itith provinces, with ar ?34 BSths tons. Tha Committee of Wa;

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