T HE NEW YORK HERALD. Voi. xi., No. ty?whoi* No. iou. NEW YORK. WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 19, 1845. T,9. LET?'Two Store* beautifully situated, in the new l!!iff buildings (now nearly complete) on the noilhwestrrly ?twl&corner of Broad wiy end Keade ?treet, (known *1 the La rarae Buildiug* ) Also, a large and convenient Baieinent, well calculated for an Oyster Saloon, Jcc. Alan, several convenient Store* in the *econd itory, suitable for Merchant Tailors, Fashionable Milliners, Dressmakers, lie. together with a variety of Rooms in the 2d, 3d, 4th, and 5th stories, suitable for Office*. Private Pa'lor* with folding doors, 1 lurries and Bedrooms attached ; with Rooms suitable for Ueetistg, l'ainteis. Daguerreotypes and Exhibition Rooms, Jcc. I hose persons wanting rooms of the above description, are re quested to call and examine the same. Enquire on the premises. 113 lin*rc HOWARD HOTEL. NEW YORK. THOV1A8 It ROE, PROPRIETORS tTHH well known establishment, at the corner of Broadway nnd Maiden Lane, iu the city of New York, is now opened under the direction and proprietorship of ilersiiriied, hy whom i's high reputation, as an Hotel of the first class, will, it is hoped, be folly sustained. It ha* been rut in th? most thorough and comrlele repair, painted and re futed. Those arrangements which have ever reudered it equally altiactive and convenient to men of busiuess, to meu of leisure, and to private families, will be continued, the plan still existing of hat lug two different hours for meals, so that all may be suited. This arrangement, it is believed, IS a peculiar feature of this establishment, and has pr red eminently satisfactory to all its visiters. In addition to the exertions of the uudersigned, those of Mr. John Thomas, formerly of the American Hotel, Albany, and late of the United States Hotel, Saratoga Springs, will lie used, to insure, as far as |>ossihle, the satisfaction of the friends of the House and the public generally. The undersigned look, with e,.|ifidence, to the maintenance of that favor with which the "Howard Hotel" has ever been honoied. M. J. THOMAS. STEPHEN R. ROE. (Late commander of the Hudson River Steamboat "Empire.") New York, January 31. I BO ft jw* ec VERY DESIRABLE LOTS FOR SALE.?Fiv Lots ou the southerly side of 13th fereet, near 5th avenne ,*ix Lots ou the uortherly side of 13lh street, between 6th and 7th avenues, with court yards in front, and in the midst of elegant improvements. 1 liree Lots en the southerly side of 14th street, between the 6th and "Th avenues, in au improving neighborhood. Two Lots on the southerly side of 14th slreet, near the Sth avenue. Four Lots ou the easterly side of 7th avenue, between 12th and 13lh streets, with cellars partly dug out. Five Lots ou tha northerly side of 39lh street, between the 1st and 2nd avenues, overlooking the city and East River. The whole amonnt may remain on mortgage, if improved, and 70 per cent if not improved. G. H. WINTER, j26 lm*ec 16 Wall street FUR SALE?A Farm, of 170 acres, ou the east bank of Hudson River, near the village of HhiueK-ck, with an , .adequate stock of cattle, horses, farming utensils, See. >11 11 are a farm house, barn, coach house, daisy i.uuses, hay press, hovels, tic. all in good order. A'so, a piece of land, being 5 acres, in the vffilwe of Fort Lee, on the west b-nk of the river, known as the OrAard, with several linuves and improvements thereon. Also, the piece of laud iu the same village, knowu as Long Dock, consisting of about 51 acres, exclusive of the dock and water point. This proi*-rty is much improved and most of it in excellent fence. Also, the followie^ property in the city of_New York, vis:? goo ? fret wide, and the house, containing numerous and well arrang ed i part menu and accommodations. All this property is near Cauai stiff-u Also, a pint of land on 38th street, including abont IS lots near the Third Avenne. in the 16th Ward. Alto, is lots in the J2ih ward, via:?four It is on the west side of 3d avenue, corner of 51st timet; one lot ou the south side of the houses and lots Not 77,79,79)41 and 81 Varick street, bring all brick houses in good condition and repair: No. 81 being 90 fret wide, and the honse, containing unmeroos and well arrang ed .ipartmeuts and accommodations. All this property is near Canal street. Alto, n plot of land on 38th street, inclnd ing about 18 lots near the Third Avenue, in the 16th Ward. Also, Hi lots in the 12th ward, viz:?four It ts on the west side of 3d avenue, corner of 51st street; on: lot 011 the south aide of 50th street; one lot on the north side ?1 4.4k crest; three lots on the south side of 49th street?all west ol ?t! near the 3d avenue; three lots on the west side of 2d avenue. uMweeu 5<feh and 57th streets; two lots on the north side of 57m swrei, and two lots ou the south side of 58th street?the lust met weaieii fear lots be tween the 2d and 3d avenues. The terms of sale will be made easy. F. R. TILLOU, ja25 2w?rc No. 58 Wall street. MTO LET OR LEASE.?A large two story brick House, ou the southwesterly corner of the Bloomingdale road and 40th street, with sufficient ground whereon to erect a manufactory, which will be built if required. Also, s two story frame Cottage, House, ana five Lots, en the northwesterly corner of the Bloomingdale road and 40th sfeet. with a workshop, stable, barn, tcc. The house will be painted and put in good fence aud repair, with a oourt yard in front, on the Bloomingdale road. Also, 8 Lots adjoining on the Bloomingdale road, running through to the 7th avenue and 41st street, suitable for a florist or manufacturer. Buildings will be erected if required. Also, a Lot in 30th street, between the 7lh and 8ih avenues, to least. G. H. WINTEH, j26 Im?ec 16 Wall street. FOR SALE-The House and Lot No. 3 Wall street, ' being 40 feet front on Wall street. Hie building five sto ,ries high, exclusive of I he basement and sub-cellars. The premises contain about thirty apartments, all well and commo diously arranged for offices, stores, and other purpose*. The whele is in excellent order. Also, the two three-story brick Stores, Not. 14 and 16 Maiden lane, and the three story brfck building on the west side of Greene street, one door south of Maiden lane, and in the rear adjoins the property on Maiden lane. These premises are iu good order and well situated for business. All llie above mentioned property is now well tenanted, and for a permanent investment peculiarly desirable. J25 2w?rc P. K. TILLOU, 58 Wall street. TO LET?The large three story and attic Brisk ' Dwelling Honse, situated on the north-easterly corner of -the Seventh Avenue and Thirteenth stieet, with a fine garden Croton water, kitchen ranges, marble mantels, sliding doors, fee., and iu an linprowng neighborhood. Rent low to a good tenant. Al ??>?Four three story and attic Brick Houses, with Stores underneath, 011 the easterly side of Sixth Avenue, betweeu Twelfth a-d Thirteenth vtreata will) sliding doors, marble mantels, Crotou water, fee., suitable for respectable families in moderate eiicumstaucei. Also?Five three story Brick Houses, of a similar kind, on the easterly side of Greeuwich Lane or Avenue, near the Eighth Avenue, and opposite the large square. Also?The three story Brick House, with a Store underneath. 011 the enteily side of the Eighth Avenue, between 13th and 14th streets, with tnarble mantels, sliding doors, Croton water, fee. All of the above Stores are excellent stands for business, end are suitable for drygoods and fancy-goods, ladies'shoe stores, china and rerthenware, hardwate, jewelry, millinery, con fectionary, fee. The Scores, with tha front basement-room, will be rented se parate fioin the dwelling parts if required, there being covered areas in front for fuel, fee. U. H. WINTER. fit Im'rc 16 Wall street. Agm TO LET?The Bulkhead, or Water Front, from War flTTB ren street to Chambers street, (abont 200 feet,) now oceu XJULl'ied as the Newburg Landing. The fourstory Store,No. 114 Warien street. One ol the 5sw Bnilding , between Wash ington and West streets. The snperior three story Brick Hoosc occupied by R. J. Cochran, Esq , on Tenth Avenne nesr 22d street: has mahogany doors. plated furni'lire,Crotou water, Sic. FOR SALE OR TO LET?The Mansion and Farm at Gow'uius, I.. 1 . about three miles from the South Ferry. The House it hfty feet square, five stories, and s superior ?l|ar. root coppered, inahorsny doors, plated furniture, fee. The hall and stairs Italian marble. The buildiug is. sear the water, and is without equal as to situation iu the United State*. It will at commodate fifty or silly persons. The Farm is eighty acres?a from ou the Bay of one thousand feet, and a front on each side of Tlnrd Aveuue. It is in the Eighth Ward of ihe City of Bro'iklyu, and laid out in 1690 Building Lots, and there are mau\ Bi ildiiig Sites on this property. The land is the best on Long Island for earlv vegetables, and can realize five thousand dollar; per annum, if attended to by an experienced gardener. ALSO, FUR SALE?The Brunet Farm, at Gowanus, about 200 Lois fronting on Th.rd and Fourth A venues and the street leading to the Greenwood Cemetery. The Lots will be sold at low prices aud long credit, and money loaned to those that build immediately. Apply to JOHN K. DELAPLA1NE, fH) ;m*rc No. 7 New etrret, New York. TO LET, AND IMMEDIATE POSSESSION ' GIVEN?The Store No.97 Nessau street, Herald Build with Fixtures, Stove and Pipes, ready set and all Complete. Arplieati in to be mad* at the desk of the office of ihe Fler-ld. for terms, fee. J3llfrc I O LET OK LEASE, From the 1st of May, the Two Story House, No. 109 Leonard street, near Broadway. To be seen from 12 to 2 o'clock. Apply at 195 Pearl street. f!5 lw're " FOR SALE. em A BEAUTIFUL FARM, situated in the town ol *jJ|F,"?toliester, containing seventy acres of good triable and ^Jkfegraas land. ?The House is in perfect order and convenient ly arranged for a large family. Maid Farm it divided by ihe post roed running to New Rochelle and Mamarroueck, and run; down to Easlchester Crerk, where there is fine bass and trout fhhing iu their season. The out buildings are all in good order, and there is good stabling for twelve horses. The whole place it well wateietLand on the premises is abeantiful Fishpond. There are two chorcbea within a quarter of a mile of said place, and stage*pus twice a day by the house, to intersect the New Yosk and llarlem Railroad at William's Bridge, whiih it with in three miles of said premises. There u an abundance of Frilit on said premises, which was selected by the prevent ovi ner w th great care. The distance from City Half, New V01 k, is sent vfxtren miles Possession can be had by the 1st of April, auil any information concerning said property, can be had on tne premises. Also, ad oiniug said property, forty acres of first rate Land, with a good Stone House on it, with Barn and Stabhs connected, possessing <he same advantage* as the above seventy acres. The s*'d forty acres will be sold seperately, or the Farms to gether, (making in all 110 acres) to suit the purchaser. fe3 Im'rc WM. H. HICKS, No. 20 Wallstreet. ?U FOR BALK? A valuable Kara, forming a part of the JtVqg'ract known aa Mo'rinnia, ulua'ed on ttia Harlem river. ^h^k.111 iha county of Westcheeter, consisting of one hundred and leu acns of land, prepe ly fenced and in goad order. Upon tlie Farm Ih ir i> a commodious modern built Mansiou Houte, with a garden, aiable and all necessary appendages, in liable for a genii inau'i country residence. There are alao upon the farm two Farm Homes, and all necessary out buildings. Alao, a valuable mill aite and water power, and an orchard. The said Farm ih very accessible from the city, being with'n nine miles ol the City Hall, with the privilege of a free brings across the Hailem river. The cars of the Harlmn Railroad run within half a mile of the house. For terma ami fnrther particul<rs in quire b rween It and 3 P. M. of H. M. MORRIS, j 18 lin're ]1 Pine street, second atory. " ~R HAL ESTATE FOR SALE. mm ABOUT FIFTY ACRES of ehoics Land in the *:h KciVYard. in the city of Brooklyn, fronting the New York ^RmBay, and commanding a beautifnI prospect. The aitna tiou is highly pictuieiqun. Enquire of JOHN S. BERGEN, on th-premises. jatt lm*rc OLD ESTABLISHED KMIORANT PASSAGE bBWi Of b If K, 61 Bon h at?Passage from any part of Great jBBMsn'Iritatn and lieland, (via Liverpool) by the regular Eaclp t ships sailing every fire days from Liverpool, can always e *? cored at the loaest rates, by either or the lines oi packetsi and Drafts can as usual be furnished, from ?1 to any amount, f avabl-at all the principal Banking Institutions in England, reland, Scotland or Wales, without discount or any chargu, on application to JOHN HKRDMAN, I lflrq 61 South attest. i?2n FOR LIVERPOOL?Packet of the Mth February. kASRffW?The splendid fast sailing psckut ship GAKKICK, JHHMaUaptain Traak. will positively sail as above, he.rregn F r pasaage, having superior aceeommodations, in cabin or steerage, apply on board, or to JOHN HERD vl AN, f 18 61 South street. LFOR LONDON-Packet of the 1st Mereh-Thn splendid packet ship VICTORIA, Csptain ?, will 'ositively sad as above, her regular day. ?l>i< udid ship has unsurpassed accommodations for cibin and alee age passengers, all of which will be taken et a moderate ra'e, by making early appliea'ion on hoard, or to fITic JaHN HERDMAN, f.l South at. NEW link of pa? ketb por liver .POOL?Packet of the flat February?The splendid favorite packet ship ROCHESTER, 1060 tons .lieu, I .ajuain J. Uritton, will sail on Friday, Feb. list, her regular day. The accommodations or this splendid ship are unsurpassed for cabin, second cabin and steerage passengers. Thoae wishing to send for their friends in the old country, cau make arrange ments with the subscribers on f.ivorahle terms, to have tham hr Might out in the above magnilicent packet,sailing from Liver pool, or in uty of the New Line of Packets W. A J. T. TAPBCQTT, litre 71 Bonds street, song Maiden Lane. M. WISE, OPTICIAN. FROM GERMANY. Moil respectfully informs the citizens of New York, and the public in general, that he ha* located himself in this city, and opens to-day at 4 37 Broadway, a lame and most complete as sortment of Spectacles and Heading Ulasx-s, in Gold, Silyer, and Steel Krames. He would also remind the public, to whom he is partly known by his annual risits to Saratoga Springs since the last ninr years, that by his knowledge of the optical science he is enabled to determine the glasses suitable for any eye. Pmsons with weak eyes can be supplied with glasses which will greatly benefit and not strain the sight. Particnlar attention is called to a new style of perspective ground glasses of the finest tlint, which, through their high polish and true ground, produce the purest vision, and have been highly recom mended aa the best in their effects upon the eye for preserving and improving the sight in continued writing and reading. Short-sighted persons, ana such as have been operated upou for eataract, can alio be suited. He inserts likewise new glasses of superior quality in eid frames, aud solicits the patronage of all in want of his articlsr. Please call at M WISE. Optician, 1*14 Im'ec 4TT Broadway. " ttKUN LA ROSIERK A COURT, .116 William 'street, have just received by the Louia Philiptw, a large [assortment of Wreaths, Polka. Rachel, Tagfiouia, Al 'gerion Head Dresses; ulove Trim minis and Hair Pius a la Polka; Cameliaa, Rosea, and a large assortment of Fancy blowers for Balls. They are all of the latest styles, and for richness are surpassed by none in the United States. jl4 lm*rc HARRIS' CITY OYSTER SALOON. Corner of Chatham and Mott stt. D HARRIS takes'this method to inform his friends and the ? public that he has leased the whole lower part of that Large New Building, corner of Chatham and Molt streets, and fitted it up in an elegant manner as an OYSTER SALOON, where he will serve up Oysters and other Refreshment to those who will fnvor him with a call, in a style unsurpassed by any other establishment in this or any other city. N. B.?Charges the most reasonable. Stewed or Fried Oysters, one shilling. Every kind of Oyster brought to this city, can be had at this establishment. f4 2w*rc GEN TLEM EN'S SUPERFLUOUS CLOTHING GENTLEMEN OR FAMILIES desirous of converting into cwh their tnperHaons or cut off Clothing, will obtain from the Subscriber <h* HIGHEST CASH PRICES. To families or Gentlemen quitting the city or changing re sidence, haying effeeta of the kind to diapoae of, will find it much to their advantage to send for the Subscriber, who will attend them at their residence by appointment. H. LE VETT, Office No. 2 Wall atreet, gad at 47# Hudson si O** A line ttirongh the Post Office, or otherwise, will be punctually attended to. ja4 lm*rc IA7 A'I'CHES :?WATCHES AND JEWELRY .?Those " * who wish to purchase Gold or Silver Watches, Gold Chains, Gold Pencils. Keys, Ac., will find it greatly to their advantage to call on the subscriber, who is selling all descrip tions of the above at retail much lower than any other house in the city. Gold Watches as low as 220 and *36 each. Watchea snd Jewelry exchanged or bought. All Watches war ranted to keep goed time or the money refunded. Watchea, and Jewelry repaired in the beat manner and warranted, at much leaa than the nsnal prices. .... G C. ALLEN, Importer of Watches amd Jewelry, jl5 1m*ec Wholesale and retffil, 30 Wall St., up stain. TAXES OF 1844. OFFICE OF RECEIVER OF TAXES,) Old Alms Housk, Park. t OUR9UANT to the Act "for the Collection of Taxes in the * City of New York, passed April 18th, 1843 " public notice is hereuy giyn, that unless the Taxes now remaining unpaid, shall be paid to me at my office, on or before the fifteenth day of February next, an addition of one per cent will be charged; and a farther addition of oua per cent will be charged ou all uch Taxes remaining unpaid on the fifteenth day of March The preaent law requiring the Taxea to be paid to the Re ceiver only, (the office of Ward Collectors having been anolisb ed.) all those who can make it convenient to pav their Taxes early, will find it greatly to their advantage to do so, thereby avoiding the crowd and delay which will necessarily occur for several days previous to the percentage being charged. Tha Tax Bills may be obtained ou application at the office. Office hoars from 8 o'clock, A. M. until 2 o'clock P. M. H. T. K1ERSTED, jsTtpMrl* rc Receiver of Taxes. CIGARS! CIGARS! CIGARS! NEZEKIEL, 92 Nassau atreet, opposite the Herald Build ? ings, respectfully invites the attention of hii frienda and the public generally, to the following choice Cigars, just re ceived by late arrivals from Havana :? Regalias of various Panetela* of various Alliansa, brands, brands, Knickerbocker Norma*, Principes, La Florinda, Yngenuidad, Rionda, Kstrellas, Espentnxa, Napoleonea, Lara. La India, Noriegas, Lord Byron*. The above Began are guaranteed as genuine and imported, and the trade are invited to call and examine them. N. B.?Orders from abroad will be strictly attended to. f 17 lm*rc i COLORED PAPER AND FANCY PAPER BOXES. AF. BO DEN respectfully informs his friends and the ? public, thMlm'gnninuea to manufacture Colored Paper and Fancy Paper Wfcsiin all varieties, at the old stand of the late firm of Blanc A Rouen, 74 Fnlton corner of Gold street He is fully determined to manufacture a superior article, and to put tha prices so aa to satisfy his customers. Orders will be punctually attended to. N. B.?A good assortment of Colored Papers and Fancy Paper Boxes always ou baud. ja30 2m*ec R?AD TH18_ No. 67 Keade atreet. 8. HEINE, M. 0< n27 Jm* re R. DUNLOP <fc SON'S ALBANY ALE A REGULAR tapply or Tale Amber and Brown Ala, in hogs heads, barrels and halves, for Shipping and City use; at No. 17# West street, comer of Warren. THOMAS BARBER, A sent R. Danlop It Son, from their standing in this city, will gua ranteeto those who favor them with their custom. A genuine article, fully adapted to the use of 1'rivate Kami lies, Hotels, Public Saloons. &c. New York, January 3, IMS. jaS lm*m FRENCH LANGUAGE ON THE ROBERT SONIAN METHOD. ANEW COURSE of I rssons in French, according to the system of Robertson, will bs given by Mr. EDMOND DU BU1SSO.N, A. M.,at 98 Leonard St.. commencing on Monday, 17th instant, at S o'clock, P. M. This system, so well known in Europe, will be explained bv the Professor. Persons wiihiug to learn the French, or their friends, are res|iectfully invited to attend. Mr. Edmond du Buisson having been engaged in giving instructions in Kiench for a number of years at >1. C. Couderl's school, and for the past year at M. U. Le How's collegiate school at New Brighton, would respectfully refer to those gentlemen, both in regard to qualification and character. All information in the meautime may be obtained at his residence, tOO Broadway. A New Course for Ladies will be opened ou the same day, at 10 o'clock, A. M. Riristacis. M.M CeLaforest, French Con sal C sneral. W. & Draper, 37 Beaver st. E. Fabrtque ttes.61 Maiden lane. E. Logan, Esq., 4 New st. K. Rowley, Esq., 49 Nassan st Rev. Dr. John rower, 11 Bar clay street. Dr. Porter, 1 Barclay st. Dr. Cross man, 400 Broadway W. H. Cary It Co ,186 Pearl st C. C. Carter It Co., 178 do. Berard Ik Mondon, 36 Court land st. M. Melly, St Maiden Lane. f7 2w*rc H. THE PICTORIAL NEWS RuOM, No. 22 CATHERINE STREET, BETWEEN EAST BROADWAY AND HENRY STREET. HA WKES, having fitcd np a Parlor as a General News Room, under the above title, will be happy to see his friends, and hopes by attention to business to merit a con tinuance of the favors so liberally bestowed since lie lias been in the public line. The room furnished with New York and Old Country Pa pers regularly. The Bar (applied with choice Wiues and Spirits, line flavor ed Segars, and fine Pale Ale, lie- j2J lm*ec BALLS, PARTIES, NEW V EAR'S FESTIVI TIES, &c. 'THOSE gentlemen who intend enjoying the festivitiea of the J. season, are requested to tzamine a very rich and ran assort ment of fashionable Scarfs, Cravats, Dress Gloves, he., received by late arrivals from Paris and London The present assortment of the above articles have been selected with grrat attention, and are well calculated to give satisfaction to geutle men of tasts and fashion. The subscribers would call the atten tion of their patrons and strangers visiting this city to their large and well selected assortment of the following goods; Linen and Mnslin Bnirtt, (cut after die most approved French Method, to fit the form of une Wearer,) Bilk, Merino, Lamb's Wool, Flannel and "uckskin Shirts and Drawers; Velvet, Cashmere, and othet Dressing Robes: Hosiery, Linen and Bilk Pocket Kerchiefs; Cr ,i at and scarf Blocks, Riding Beits, Patsnt Elastic Shoulder Braces, Suspenders, Bucliskin, Merino, Cashmere, Cloth, Bes ver, and Goat Bkin Gloves, Ike., lie. Gentlemen desiring any o( the above articles will be certain to find them to suit their taste, at the old establishment of PARSELLS It AGATE, d22 lm*ec 237 Broadway, corner of Park Place. iableau and Fancy bale /"COSTUMES?1The only Costume Warehouse, when Ladies C and Gentlemen can be completely equipped for Masquerades, Tsbleaus, or Fancy Balls, is at 51 PRINCE 8TREET, Near N iblo's Garden. Costumes for Parties of fifty or one hundred persons, sent on hire to any part of' the United States. Letters promply attended to. ja3 im*rc GENTLEMEN'S LEFT OFF WARDROBE, 'THE HIGHEST PRICES can be obtained by Gentlemen * or Families wbe are desirous of converting their left off wsartngapparel into oash. Families or Gentlemen quitting the city or changing resi "nee, having any superfluous effects to disfose of, will find it mncn to their advantage to send for the Subscriber, who will attend st their resideaesby appointment. J. LEV1N8TYN, . ? . . .. 468 Broadway, np stairs. A line through the Pom OCee, or othnrwise.'will r-ceivs prompt attention. ft lm(cod)'m , - ... uu ana manuiactures ?, ? lilt him on matters requiring the application of th principles ol practical science. Certificates and opinions on tin may consult principles of ??>?? ?? ??? opinions on in validity and naefnlneas of new inventions and processes in th arts. ne|)oru on disputed questions and doubtful points, ex perimental investigations, with a view to the discovery or test ?ng of unproved processes, will he styiplieu or undeitaken whei nuireff. Office No 21 Spruce street. New Yor* HI Business Letters must be post-paid, audio prevent tins being lost by frivolous applications, all applicants will beet pected to pay a retaining fee of 818 before consults Men. nta Imiw OFFICE OF JEFFERSON INSURANCE CO., NEW YORK. Feb. 1, 1M3. Instituti NEW YORK, Feb. I, A T an Election held this day for Directors of this In aa for the ensuing yeer, the following gentlemen we inch Directors:? Thomas W. Thome, Elishs Higgs, Thomas T. Woodruff, Anson Baser, B R. Robson, M. D., Joseph Drake, Thomson Price, Joseph Allen. Moses Tucker, Jatnea E. Holmes, John R. Davison, John f*. Moore, John H. Lee, Wm, K. Thorn, Caleb C. Tunis, Thomas Morrell, Franeii P. Sage, Eugene Bogart, Jehn C. Merrilt, Robert Bmitli At a mhseqiient meeting of the Board THOMAS W. THORNE, Esq., was uunmmoualy reflected I'rrsideut. f4 ec GEO. T. HOPE. Becretarv POTATOES.?1.008 bnahels very snperior English Potatoes \ in prime condition, ju?t received per ship "Lloerty,'' from Liverpool, and for sale in lots to >nit purchasers, by W * J. r. TAP8COTT, dMrn 71 Bon this treat, comer Maiden Laas. Repeal Law Relating to Pilots. Washington, June 2,1840. Mr. Hillin, from the Committee on Commerce, madethe tollowing report The Committee on Commerce, to whom was re ferred the memorials ot the pilots of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk, nnd Charleston, praying for a repeal of the law of March 2, 1837, concerning pilots, respectfully report :? That the act approved August 7, 1789, entitled "An act for the establishment and support of light houses, beacons, buoy s, and public piers," ordains " that all pilots in the bays, rnlets, rivers, harbors, and ports of the United States, shall continue to be regulated in conlormity with the existing laws of the StateB respectively, where such pilots may be; or, with sueh laws as the Stales may, respectively, hereafter enact for the purpose, until lurther legis lative provision shall be made by Congress." As has been said, " the great cause of the non interference of Congress in this matter, may have arisen from the difficulty of making a general sys tem of regulations of pilots, which should enier in to detail, on a coast thousands ot miles in extent." The wisdom which dictated to the first Congress the propriety ot leaving legislation on a subject so "icated. complicated, to the several States, has received the sanction of experience. From tne veer 1789, the date of the law quoted above, to 1837, the na tional legislature has never been called upon to in terfere in the matter, or to alter or modify the pro visions nude by the individual States. At length, alter a lapse of nearly half a century, during all which time the whole jurisdiction in the question had been left with the members of the Union, a complaint comes from a single port, and an appeal is made to Congres to interpose its authority. The Committee do not design to detail the events which prompted the appeal. It is known to all, that a short time antecedent to the passage of the law of 1S37, disastrous shipwrecks, accompanied by immense loss of life, occurred in the vicinity of New York. These disasters were attributed to the neglect of the pilots on that station?a neglect said to have been engendered by delects in the laws of the State. While we believe that the sys tem of combination, as it is called, might contri bute to impair the energy and discipline of the great body ot pilots, we still think that injustice is done to a class of worthy, industrious, and useful citizens, in supposing that the destruction of pro perty and life alluded to should be charged to their account. After a careful scrutiny of the subject, the committee have come to the conclusion that, though the general principle ol combination has an injurioua tendency, yet, in the particular ca.es of the wreck of the ships Bristol and Mexico, no blame can attach to the pilots. Yet the terrible disaster which befel those two vessels first prompted the application to Congress, and obtained the passage of the act of 1937. Public sympathy was then tx ciled tor the victims of imputed neglect ; public indigna tion was rous.d against the supposed cause of the miflor tune, and the pros* teemed with denunciations against the pilots, whose alleged negligence ol their impeiative duties had sacrificed so many lives. Receiving its im pulse from the momentum of excitement prevailing abroad, Congress, hurried by the near approach of the close ol the session, passed the law, containing not more than eight lines, which was approved March 3, 1937, af fecting not only the privileges, but the rights of those in nocent but injured individuals. Without further investigation, it might be fairly suppo sed that a law so briet, or a matter so complicated, which haa required such elaborate legislation from the respec tive States?a law passed hastily, under the influence of excitement, must be radically defective and unequal in its operation. On examination such is found to be the (act. While the detail ol the regulations, directing the duties and responsibilities of the pilots ia still left, as it originally was, with the several States, Congress legislates on a sin Sle point, and empowers the authorized pilots of any tate bounding waters to discharge the duties of their profession for any vessels on those waters. By this act the anomalous result is produced, of distinct au. thorities legislating on the same identical subject There is not only an unse< mly incongruity in subjecting one ob ject to two disparate legislative acts, emanating from dif ferent sources, bat the law is in itself unequal, and unjust in its operations. The pilot of New York, under the laws of the State, wai compelled to undergo a long, toilsome,and hazardous ipprenticeship, before he could be judged competent to fulfil the duties of " his profession, and to staud the test of a scrutinizing examination, betore his capability was legal ly recognized by his reception of a license. The only remuneration he asked lor all the toils he had to undergo in his initiatory career, and for the knowledge he acquir ed, was to be lairly protected by the law in the discharge of the duties ol his avocution. Now, if, after years of pre paration and toil on his part, others are permitted to com pete with him for the profits of his business, who are not subjected to the same restrictions, unquestionably injus tice ia dana to iilui. if, while he wet obliged to undergo B preliminary service of years, to be subjected to a severe examination, to enter into heavy bonds lor the faithful peiformance of his duties, another may be advanced to the dignity and profits of a branch-pilot, without similar seventy ot scrutiny as to his capability, the operations ol a law whicu places the two pilots on an eqaaiity of privi lege are unquestionably unjust. And yet what is the di rect tendency of the law ol Congress of 1937? it gives equal privileges to the pilot of New Jersey with those ot New York, to conduct vessels into the ports of the latter State, although the skill of the pilot is required for their guidance tnrough the difficulties of navigation, confined almost exclusively to the jurisdiction ot New York; and the vessels are bourd. almost without exception, to ports within her territorial limits. If Now Jersey ohooses to abridge the term of apprenticeship to one year, while the legislative authority of New York deems a service ot five years requisite for the acquisiiionot knowledge necessary lor a pilot, the law of the United States is unjust and op pressive in its operations, wi'h respect to the pilots ot the tatter State. Now, such a state of things ia not only pos sible, but it actually exists, though not to the extent as sumod in the supposition The New York pilots are bound
by much seveier restrictions than those of New Jersey, and heuce the committee concluded that the law of Con gress, which equalizes the privileges of the pilots of those States, is uniust. The committee will concede, without argument, that the true principle is to open the road to competition, and to destroy monopoly. Ii fair competion is the most pro motive of public interests, the committee are ol opinion that, in the case now under examination, the parties are not placed on an equitable tooting, and therefore the prin ciple, under existing circumstances,cannot apply. That the competition should bo fair, it should be between citi zens oi the same State, or subject to the same restrictions. Now, the pilots of New York, piloting vessels into the harbors ol their own State, are made subject to trammels and disabilities, which do not shackle the New Jersey pi lots, who are brought into competition with them ; and yet the argument used in favor of the new immunities granted to the latter is that common justice and the public interests require that the "door of free competition should be thrown open." The remarks made have been confined exclusively to the States of New York and New Jersey; but they might apply with equal force to many other States in the Union, where a river foims the line of operation?Virginia and Maryland, South Carolina, and Oeorgia, and to others, which need not be mentioued at present. From the evi dence of the papers before us, we might go into a minute detail ot facts to relieve that worthy,*:lass of citizens, the pilots, from the unjust imputations to which they have been subjected, and to demonstrate the injustice growing out of the law 011 which we have been commenting. But, influenced by no other feeling than a deliberate sense 01 justice, and anxious to escape the semblance ef any invi dious motive, they have tcrupuously adhered to the ab stract question, and avoided every allusion which might have the appearanoeol involving personal or local pre liosicssiona. The law of 1837 they deem unjust; the true course, in their opinion, would have betn to have re voked the concession made by the law of 1789, and to have legislated on the subject throughout its whole ex panic, or to have forborne all legislation whatever. The brief law ot 1887 has been shown, on account of its par tial and unequal operation, to be unjust and oppressive; it may also he proved to be unnecessary. The law of 1819, tor the appointment and regulation ot the pilots of New York, was framed under the dictation of the merchants, limiting the number of pilots and fixing their fees. The motive for limiting their number ia oh vious. The profession is purtly local; and if, alter an ar duous apprenticeship of five years' duration, ths busintss on account of the excess of competition, should cease to afford a livelihood to toy individuals employed m it,they could not transfer their labors to another place. The lim itation of 1819, on account of the increaie of commerce, has been lound to be too small to subserve all tbe requisi tions of the (hipping arriving at and leaving the port ol New York. For this reason, for which the pilots are not responsible, their privileges have been denounced as a monopoly. But this objection has been aince removed by an act of the State Legislature, which empower! the commissioners of pilots to license, trom time to time, as many pilots as they may think the commerce of the port requires. Again, the combiaation lor the equal distribution of the proms of their labor has been charged with being the cause ef the alleged want of energy and efficiency ot the New Yoik pi ots. The duaatere near that city have been attributed to the existence of the combination, and originated the appeal for the interposition ol Congress. The law ol 1837, though it makes the provision which it enacts universal in its application, was dictated solely by the alleged inefficiency of the pilots of New York. No complaint came from any other quarter; and hence, it the fault in the New York system be amended, the law of Congress is no longer needed That defect, which was ?sld to produoe all the mischief, was corrected by a law of New York, passed April 19, 1837, within one month the passage of the unjust enactment of Congress, which declsrea that " the earnings of the pilots belong ing to any one boat shall be equally divided among the pilots of said boat, and no pilot shall participate, unlets authorized by the commissioners, in the earnings ot any other than those attached to the same boat; and lor breach of this provision, sny pilot or pilots ahall lorfeit hia or their license or licenses." The combinatisn, there lore, condemned aa criminal, can no longer exist. Tht whole evil, which callsd lor the action of Congress, hap been remedied by the authority, to which the legislative power was wholly conceded by the act of 1789, and with which it was negatively left with the exception of a sin gle point, by the law of 1887. The cammittee might pursue this invsattgation much farther, and go into detail much more minute. But,anx ious to be brief, and wishing to nresent only the promt | neut and abstract piinciplas of the case, thoy have selec I ted but two points tor consideration: thosa two, however, 1 nvolvti the essential merit* of the question. If, then, the conclusion which they have reached, be correct, that the law ot March -J, 1837, concerning pilot*, be unjuat and unnecessary, reason* sufficient have been given why it should be repealed. They have at heart the interests of the merchants, and they think those interests will be best promoted by ex tending equitable protection to the pilots. While they are solicitous for the protection of one class, they are op posed to the oppression of the other. While they would 1 loster the weulth and enterprise of those to whom the country is so deeply indebted tor its prosperity, they wouldiqually encourage the talents, zeal, and hardi hood ol tnose who are exposed to an uninterrupted suc cession ot hardships, dangers and vicissitudes. The com mittee, therefore, report the accompanying bill. [Krom the Journal of Commerce.] Pilotauk?Hka* Both Sidks.?The proposed repeal of the law of Congress, which has thrown open the pilot legislation tor inoMrt of New York to the State of New Jersey, has excite^ as was expected, warm opposition from the source whence the present law originated. And although there may be no principle coniultsd in malting laws for governing the Pilots, except thatol placing them (in the word* of the Journal ot Commerce) on a basis satisfactory to the underwriters and merchants, it is not expecting much, and the Pilots therelorc hope trom the public journals a statement of their reasons for com plaining ot the present law, and their views oi what justice to all alike requires It is misstating the case to >ay that the New York Pi lots aim at any monopoly, or that a repeal ot the Act of Congress will introduce it. On ttie contrary, the mer chants of New York well know that a law ot this State, now in force, and which existed when the Act of Con gress was passed, prevents monopoly or combination un der heavy penalties And the law which the Pilots pre sented to the New York Legislature, at the suggestion ot our delegation, would have secured competition and no monopoly, as strongly as words could elfect the pur pose. " Thp Pilot* of New York are not opposed to the mei of SSjETglSs uttaok their interest, by connec ing their cuus^w^ ^ opimsition te that channel, uuUur a g the Brls as the excitement which wasfe*& ^V, "hav e and do tol and Mexico.withregard to whichthev^haveaua^c^ ?TviVu.? t.hich k i. .wstftf irsj?ss remembered that the Stale of. obliged to terve law in force, under which her P lot! are o ? j ?ngT"r^?^tion8*JrW^th^^ard^of^Pd^^^^,J|???ro,t 'pCarPr'ftv of New York," ho are not subject to the Port and City of New r , b t nevertheless en requ.rement. onhe New ^^^^..boetmen, d,s SSV f.ri,K"ai"t"7^?J?w8t^,*.iSSS'. 5 fcLt^mubh protection as that if het jurisdmUon 5re,?PaoC^Ulo boU. oX* forbid. omPiloU to be interested in more than oneboaC Th 7 ??Si wmimmm "TlVh.'New'""kK?.r.?oU?em?l w??hr Ittne^ew roiiwi ? law!?if their interests and fmportance a todepend upon the ^'"'the^e^'rffa^may'besufficient8until it shalfbe di vantage of ltl VarUllss. The Rev. J. H. Fairchild made his appearance in the Municipal Court ot Bo.ton, on Monday, and pleaded not guilty" to an indictment against h.m, for ^^ery w.th Rhoda Davidson. The trial was set down for the J4th ol V'There is a reward of $1900 offered tor tbe capture of Henry Thomas, alias Thomas Dean, charged with the murder of Frederick Edwards, at BournevUle.Ross Conn ty, Ohio, on the 16.h ol November last. The luneial of John Gordon, who was executed on Fri day, took place yesterday at the residence of his mother, in Cranston, in Providence <R. 1.) An immense number tSOSTZSt ST. VSASTtTl^ Noith Bur.al Ground, where they were -J tomb. The number in the proc?ston, aU on foot, was a one time not less than sixteen hundred. The State Map coit $90,047 04?that's all! A new paner is about to be established in Alleghany from the office ol Messrs. Kennedy. that murdered Capt. Kemper ef Victoria, have.1 nee been l-4 Thrpp were killed by one niio. Xhero or y about halt a d?en of the Caronkawa tribe now remain ingjthe rest having been killed at different times both b, Mexicans and Americans. ??_.?# There are symptoms of a war between two ?ection. of the Cherokee tribes, the 'Ress party aodthe Ridge par , The Ridsr party emigrated about twenty years ago, i u?Si has been a feud between them ever since. lUtlo p ty are much the largest in number. !s?hiss?n^<=KJ* iiame place and hour. Mr J H Green tha reformed Gambler, h about to pro pose ot having the same restricted or suppressed. the trial will be got *p- , . . . on^yoSng'Ji lluude?bold, to the amount of $300. resigned nis situation in Quantity of specie opened Ban! having occasion to use aqu?tity o p J one h0%" we0re fou'nd to contain shot also. The clerk ha. not been heard of since he left ... <>.. TM o.r.??rot M.I.J police, to ?Jff"1 y . . T)eccmfoer he i? to remove from the Ulnd and ?u d^^c^irebro.rr"^MStJr The" Malta under the title ot PriD ? ... ? (l an ft certain John B^h^in?rtldlnlh?ej.?rn.l de Cons^^e,under instruction, from the American m.nl.ter there. Perwnal Movements. The Hon. Daniel Webster has been in this city for some H^vs\ui'rr.tens."Wi! asu I hUThlnMsrqui. de Laralette, Consul ^ner^end Charge ?lOen.L0'Do?inell visited the citv 'f TrinWad. by7hTci" i6ih, and was received in a handsome manner > teas. ? V. S. SKtivrk-After the ^ of March^nest, when those memlicre of the H s ? 11 wn t0 terms of service expire * ??ltgS' ^C\J .cat. in that I wi'uter,* he^nate'wlU stM^ 04 whig, to ? democrat.. N*w Orleans [Correspondence of the New York Herald ] New Orleans, Feb 9,1345. Varitty in Politics?Theatricals?Business, tfC. My last favor informed you of the particulars ol the defeat of Santa Anna, and ot his being a prisoner on his way to the Castle of Perote. My letters to this date, (31st,) from Vera Cruz, confirm the particulars of his imprisonment, and the belief that he will be banished the country. Everything is quiet in Mexico. The Convention of this State is still in session here, with little prospect ot its finishing its business under two or three months. There is no doubt, however, that it will give the people, before ad journing, a*much superior Constitution to the old one. Since the arrival of the last steamer, a better feeling has sprung up for cotton, and business has brightened up considerably in every department. The total business of the week, in cotton, has amounted to about 45,000 bales?mostly taken tor European account. The city continues to be very lively. Anderson, the tragedian, and Ole Bull, have arrived. Booth has been playing here to crowded houses. As the 4th of March approaches, I discover that office-holders are making preparations, and some have already left lor Washington, to give in their adhesion to Mr. Polk: but, in the mean time, who will attend to the public business while these gentry are paying their court to the President 1 It would be a good rule to dismiss evety man who is found absent from his office, particularly at a season like this. There are, at present, some four or live persons applying for the Collectorehip. It is admitted that the present incumbent will not be able to hold it after the 4th of March next, as his official conduct here has given great offence. The President can not be too particular in filling this office. It ought to be occupied by a thorough merchant, one who unites business qualities with a high character of the gentleman ot honor and integrity Professor Stlliman will arrive here next week, to deliver a course ?f lectures on Geology and Agricultural Chemistry. Before this reaches you, you will doubtless hear of the assassination ot the son of C. Jackson, Esq., of your city, by a Mr F. H. Hatch, in one of our public ball rooms. Previous to this unfortunate af fair two other persons met a similar fate. It is painful to mention these things, as they show rather a low state of morals here. Already Mr. Hatch has engaged the most eminent counsel of this city to defend him. C. C. Havana, [Correspondence of the Herald.] Havana, February 5..1845. Business Affairs?Quick Passage of the Rapid, fyc. J. G. Bennett:? Business here is very dull?plenty of vessels but no freight whatever. New Molarses is selling at 2 rls. Some Coflee collecting, but no buyers; about 2000 boxes new crop Sugar has arrived, but at such prices as to give no encouragement to buyers. I received on the 1st your Herald ol the 25th, containing the news by the Cambria: it was brought by the bark Rapid, Capt. Ward. This, I believe, is the youngest Herald ever received at Havana? (not seven days old)?and the citizens of Hava na generally, owe some acknowledgement to Capt Ward for this late news, when we were all gasping for something to enliven us. I hope you will remind the travelling public, that if thev want to come this way quickly, with plenty of New York best to eat and drink, they must find the Rapid, and the look ot her jolly Capt would convince them of his being fond of good things himself. Yours, respectfully, T. F. N. Board of Assistants. This Board held a special meeting last evening. W. Everdell, Esq., in the Chair. The reading of the minutes w as dispensed with. Paptri fmm the Board.?The object of the meeting was to puts some papers from the Boaid, which remained over, undisposed of, since the previous evening. Some unim portant papers were concurred in. Resolution in tavor oi paying Watchman Myers $100, as compenset on for injuries sustained by him, in the discharge of his duties, on the occasion of a row Referred Common Schooli.?Resolution from the Board, in favor of appropriating a sum for repairs of Ward School No. 16, (7th Ward,) concurred in. Jheetement for well and pump, in 41st street, con curred in. Report, in favor of improving Bloomingdale Road, 36th street, and 7th Avenue. In favor of increasing the salary of Charles Milliken, as Deputy Clerk of Superintendent of Streets, at the rate of 60 cents per day, amounting to $1,60 in the aggregate. Mr. Henry opposed the passage of the resolution Mr. Burns, the present Editor o( the American Ennpn, was appointed to discharge the duties ol this situation, at a salary of something about $60 per month. Mr. Charlice followed, and contended that the report ought to be referred. It was a tact that Mr. Burns had done nothing in discharge of the duties which Millikin had performed. The matter ought to be laid on the table. The question on concurring with the Board, was then taken and carried. Ayes 9 ; noes 6 Communication from Commissioners, in relation to the Macadamizing Third avenue. Resolved that $3600 be ap propriated for that purpose Ayes 10. noes 1. Report of the Commi- siooers for abating a nuisance in Cheiry street Concurred >n. Petition of J. O. Staple, to have $6 refunded to him as his license for wood inspector. All wed. Motion, for increasing the security of the collectors of the city revenue to $i6.000. Concurred in. Motion, tor the appropriation of $101 for the purchase of the painting of the Croton Dam Laid on the table. Return ot Chief Engineer received and concurred in. Memorial in relation to the arsenal of the city of New Vork, asking for repairs of the buildings, which are in a deiapidated State, or its removal. Referred to a special committee. Resolution by Mr Ditvars?Resolved, That it be re ferred to the committee on luws and ordinances, together with the counsel of the Board, to prepare the draft of a law, to be presented to the Legislsture for approval, which law shall make all the personal property in the city and county of New York pay taxes to the said city and county, whether the owners of such personal proper ty reside in said city and county or elsewhere Referred. Resolution for rescinding any exclusive privilege to Market 'lip, or any other slip on East river. Adopted The Board adjourned over. Steamboat Pathfinder Burnt.?This morning at half past 2 o'clock, about midway between Orand Oulf and Rodney, (which are about twenty mills part,) the steamer Pathfinder, Captain Moses, from azoo, with ? full load of aottou, 1481 hales, was do covered to be on Are. As we are informed by a pat t of the crew, but a few minutes since arrived here, immedi ately ensued a scene of confusion and dismay which may be much more easily imagined than described. Soon thpre was running to and fro. and then arose screams and cries really terrifying. The Pilot was forced to leave the wheel by the smoke wnich nearly suffocated him after ha had steered the bow of the boat for the shore. The Engineer was rIso forced to leave his post before any movement of the boat towards the shore could be made, and when the tames raged Aerceit the bow of the boat was pointed up stream. Several of tho crew commenced throwing cotton bales overboard, and many saved themselves on bales, and others on planks, chairs, etc. There were seven lives lost, that are known of, and doubtless others that tho officer* or crew do not miss ? Those known to be lost are Messrs. S. 8. Caldwell, Hug gins and Dutler of Orcnada, Miss., Mr. Carleton. of Tallahatchie ; Mr. Pinchback, of Illinois ; the Steward of the boat, and one ot the crew, names unknown. Mrs. Fleming, wife of one of the TiloU, the only fe male on board, except the Chambermaid and a negro wo man, was saved in one of the yawls, with many others The Are originated betwen the engines, from what cause is not known. The whole cargo of 1481 bales of cotton is a Iofs, the whole catastrophe haviog taken place near the middle of the River. The crew and surviving passengers weic brought to Natchez by the steamer Wave. The still burning hull was met 10 miles below Rodnev, by the steamer . The above are the only particulars that we have been able as yet to team from officers of the boat and others.? Nate he* Courier, Fth 8. Parsonsville, N. Y.?Parsonsville is a new es tablishment, situated upon the bank of the S-nrftni r river, in the town of 8aranac, and is distant from the vil lageof Piattsburgh seventeen miles. Two !o;ge fires were put in successful operation on the loth instant, and six other fires, owned by different individuals, are nearly completed, and will be put in operation in a few days. ? The dam at Parsonsville, upon which the forges in ques tion are erected,pa believed to be the best one ever erect ed on the Baranac river ; and the location of these forges, wood, water, and everything considered, is pronounced hy able, disinterested and experienced men, to be the best in northern New York for manufacturing iron upon a cheap and economical scale. It is in contemplation to erect a grist mill on the dam at Parsonsville, intheconrse of the piesent season ; and we do not know of a more eli gible situation for a grist mill in the northern country there being none in the town of Saranac, or that section of the ceunty. New York Mails.?We received this afternoon, V mail, some New York daily papers of last Kri ay, and some of Saturday. The news offices get the iily papers through on the day of their publication, but le Post Office Department is three er four days behind le proper time ?Hartford Timet, Peh. 17. Hutreme Court of the United States?Friday, February 14 ? No. 59. Catherine Scholfield, apiel lant, vs. Andrew Hcholftr Id's Executor The argument ol this cau ih was continued bv Mi Davis tor II e appellant, and by Messrs. Neaie sad Coxe for the appellee. General Meeelone. Before the Recorder end Aldermen Coxxena end Gale. Mathew C. Pbtkbson, Diitriet Attorney. Feb 17.?Sentences.?John Boyd, a young man, wee sentenced t# pay a tine of $30, and atand committed till paid, tor an aeiault and riotous oonduct on New Year's day. Cornelius Noonan was ordered to pay a fine of $36 for keeping a disorderly house in the Fife Points. Cans Jidjaurned.?All other causes except the case of Adams, were postponed till Thursday morning, and all the witnesses and the jurors not empennelled, were dis charged till that time. Trial of Samuel Mams resumed.?The Recordor deliv ered the decision et the Court upon the questions raised yesterday. The decision was that the vaiianee was not fatal, and that it should not b?i in any case except when the variance was ot a nature to mislead or prejudice the parly accused. Upon the question ot venue, the court did not express any opinion, us they were of Opinion that it was embraced in the question (^jurisdiction which would come up hereafter. Ths Counsel for the defence excepted to the decision of the court. Mr. Sauk was then recalled to the stand, and read the receipts ot both Seymour and Watts, of deposits of pro duce, and accompanyu g uratts, which were accepted and paid, and the aggtrgate amount of which was $116, 080. The amount of receipts lrom Seymour was (HI ,0*0, trem Watts $33,100. The dratts were all paid at bank out of the funds ot Sage, Suj dam, It Co. A number of letters ware proven as having been received from Samuel Ad ams, in relation to shipments to New Orleans, and to New York, portions ol which were read in evidence, un der objection from the counsel for tbe detence.) No billa of laden of goods shipped by either Seymour or Watts were ever received. Ail the property received lrom him was shipped by Mr. Adams. I took no means at the time the receipts were presented, to ascer tain whether the property was deposited; the first time we discovered that no deposits were there, was in March, 1844; Mr. Wesson arrived and we enquired of him why the property had not been forwarded; about ten days afterwards Mr. Adams arrived, and I called upon him at the Astor House, and after conversing with him upon bu siness in general, invited him to come down to the atore. It was several days before ha did come,and we then asked him what had detained the property so loDg?that we had received bills of lading to a very small amount. He aaid the canal was closed lrom Portsmouth to Chillicothe. We then asked him how much properly he had in deposit; lie stated that he had some 6,000 barrels el pork in Circle ville, and about 1000 barrels in Chilicothe, and some thou sand pounds of ham; he stated that the *000 barrels were in tbe hands of Walter, Ruggles k. Co., in Circleville.and tbe looo barrels of poik and the hums, in the hands of .Vlr. Kerchwell, in Chilicothe. We asked him if the pro petty was in the hands of Seymour & Watts, and he re plied that it was not nor ever had been, and that was the first information we hud that the property was not in de posit. On adding the amount which he said re mained in deposit, and that received, thers were about 6 or 6000 barrels deficit, which he had never had; this of course alarmed us very much, I finding an actual deficiency, besides ascertaining | that the property had never been in the hands of Seymour or Watts; we had a great deal of conversation in relation to the matter, which resulted in our endeavoring to per suade Mr. Adam9 to put us in possession ol the 6000 bar rels which he said he had left; he said it would be shipped upon the opening of the canal; this did not satisfy us,and we asked foe an order for the property. Pending these ne gotiations, Mr. Adams went to Philadelphia, suddenly, one afternoon; an appointment had been made to meet at fi o'clock in the alter noon at our store on the day he left; i he arrangement was made through Mr Wesson?(This portion of tbe evidence stricken out.)?He went away without our knowledge; he had his wite, and 1 think, his sister, wi'h him, and his brother Edward also. At a quarter past J o'clock, the court and jury, by a sort of tacit consent, took a recess for fifteen minutes. Testimony resumed.?The aggregate amount of prodnce received was 6,68* barrels pork, deficiency 13 143 barrels; 568 barrels of lard, deficiency 10,096; 180 038 pound* of nam. deficiency 340,033 pounds; never saw Mr Seymour, but had an interview with Mr. Watts in the month of March, at our store. Quits.?Did you enquire of Mr. Watts after the proper ty ? Objected to?partially discussed?but question waived for the time. Witness?My partner,Ferd Suydam,Jr.,left thiscityfor Philadelphia in pursuit of Mr. Adams. We never got possession of that property said to be at Circleville. The leficiency of property paid lor on drafts which has never aome into our possession, is $63,331 83. Cross-examined by Mr. 8tanshuby?Our first dealing with Mr. Adams commenced in October, 1643; we dealt in flour obtained lrom him, to the extent of about 6,106 barrels; never bad any dealing with him before directly, hut ascertained that he was interested with Mr. Wesson, who was engaged in a 11 >ur speculation. Mr. Wesson tame in August, and we made advances of about $60,000 to enable him to bay flour; that was paid to tbe teceipt of S D. Wesson k Co., and Mr W. stated that Adams was onnected with the fitm The price was about $6 per arrel. We received in 000 barrels ol flour, but have iever rendered any account of sales to Mr. Adams, look ing upon Mr Wesson as the active partner. That sptcu littion was exceedingly disastrous; 1 composed and made >ut the form of receipts offered in evidence, assisted by Mr. Greig, some lour or five years ago; we have sent thtm out in the western country to Ik? used as forms, and hey are to be found almost everywhere, and the form has leen generally adopted by commission merchants; it Is a eceipt simple?"not received in store or warehouse, but ? imply received of Samuel Adams fcc. Tho drafts were all accepted by me in the city ?f New York. Mr Adams was not in the city at the tune; I cannot say by whom hey were brought lor acceptance, as they are generally brought in by runners ol banks, brokets ni.d others, ind left with the clerk to be aver one day for accep tance. Wc nevi r kepp any date of the time of accep -ance. We never charge any commission for arcep ance,except when property which has been consigned to is, has been sold by our consent, without transmitting it > as (Account ol sales shown 1 This is the account of ilea which we furnished Mr Adam? The nett amount >1 sales ot the poik, hums atul lard, was $36 848 17 ? When Mr. Adams was here in March, he paid us $16,000 n money, by his brother Edward. 1 did not state it before because I was not asked ; the gross proceeds of the sale it the proper y received from him was $64,076 73 The amount of charges upon it was $18 338 26. We dealt ex tensively in pork at that time, seliing on ourown account .i large amount of pork on contract. [Questions were 'tere a.-ked respecting the deterioration in the value of the ooperty, by way of showing that had the property been ?n'd tn-re f >r its real value, that there would have been no < firit. and that Mr. Adams came on here in Match with fl6,000in his pocket tosittle up his business with the firm of Suydani, Sagek Co., and thiit he was completely ippnllod at finding so unexpected a deficit.. The counsel lso urged that the defendant looked upon the receipts ?urely in the light ol security lor the fulfillment of con tracts. as they were different from the store or warehouse receipts] At a quarter post three o'clock the court adjourned till en o'clock this morning. Superior Court. Bntore Judge Vandarpoel. Ke n. 18?Patrick f'agan et.nl vs John Batman?The ury in this ruse returned a verdict for Plaintiff. Blizaheth Hlounvtlt vs. Samuel Brown.?This was an ac |M ol assumpsit to recover two quarter's rent of house So. 158 Greenwich street, amounting to (960 The defence put in was, that defendant hired from a par y named Michael T. Moore, aco heir to the property,who vas not a party to the suit, and that he (Moore) still held lef ndant re sponsible lor the rent, and forbid the payment .hereof to the other parties It was lurther put in lor de nce, that the defendant mails certain repairs on the pre mises, for which he claimed a deduction. Verdict for plaintiff (96 89. S,une vi See or - This ection was brought on similar treund* A verdict was rendered lor plaintitf, (400 duma ees and, cas's Samuel Miller vs. George Wade and Alfred Baker? Paine Imprieonmeut?This was an action ol trespass to re over d.,mages tor false imprisonment and assault and lattery. It appeared that plaintiff during the time of the Native American" procession was passing up Broadway when he was seize,i|by defendant, Baker, and accused of mHkinr an effort to pick his pocket; Baker is an es-police tticrr, ami plaintiff on being brought lo the police, was lischarged by Justice Mcrrit on the ground ot defective I'Stimony to sustain the charge. Plaintiff now sues to re cover damages. Verdict this forenoon. Bi fore Judge Oakley. Ksb \9--Cheeter Dritgg y* Wm fVsf sM/f?This wss in action to re-cover damage s for iujuries uone to plain id's house by the blowing down of ihe gable end on de endnnt'i house, which, It was alleged, was not properly uiilt. The defence put in was that the house which was it course of erection was prope rly built as tar as the to lenden' had proceeded. Verdict thif forenoon. t'smmon Plena. Belore Judge Daly. F?r Id.? Jhrnham Theallre. Terence Boyle?Ti n was "i action of replevin to rercovcr certain articles ef furni itre Ac., rrp'evined under the following circumstance. It appeared inevidonce that plaintiff is in the habit of ten ling out furniture'to pi rsons on their paying for the same so much a week, and that during Ins absence his wife transacted business for him ; that some time in June ? r July last a Miss Nelson called upon plaintiff's wile, ind made the- necessary arrrngemen's tor the loan of some urniture. consisting ol chairs, tables, ottomans, setss, ?arpets, Ac , which wcie ef erwarda, delivered to her, to he amount nt (400 or (flOO Miss Nelson alteuwaida old th. m to defe ndant, and plaintiff issued a writ of re gie vin in oriter to recover the articles in question rr their ??quivslent. Kor the defence it was contended that defen hint is a dealer in furniture in Chnthani street, and that on ?Vie occasion alluded to he purchased the articles in ques tion f om Miss Nelson on the understanding that the\ be ongrd to her, as no e vidence to the contrary had been ?<iven to him. Mr. Smith, for pl'ff Mr. Hastings, for left. Adjourned over. Court Calendar?'Thla Day. Si riaioa Coobt- Two Courts. ? Nos "ft, 76 96.63,46, 10, 18 104 106, 109 no, 41, ft, 78, 7 ?ft. 74, Ml 43, W Common Pi *as?Part 1?Noa. 19, 6, 93 , 94 , 97 , 99, M, 17. 39, 4ft Part 9-Nos. 44, 46, 48, A9, 64 66. 68, 60, 69, 64. Fkom California ?A letter elated at Mazatlan, m December Inst, informs tin that on the 14th of the ravious month the people at the-northern part of fall, orriia in the vicinity of San Francisco, and Monterey, IccUrtd agair.si the present Governor, Michiltorena, and iy driving offthe horses and cattle in the neighborhood at Monterey, have placed him in a state al siege The ihjcct is to drive him and all his followers out of Callfor i H bother th- y will succe ed or not Is cansklctod doubtful.