Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 19, 1845, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 19, 1845 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERiL V "- "-"-"??"-??? NEW YORK. WEDNESDAY MORNING. MARCH 19, 1845. ?* r*r.?, of ?B1g Thundar'* ? Anti-Bent Ds vclopmenti In Columbine (from our Correspondent, per Steamer Columbia.] Hudson, Monday evening, March 16, 1845. arrived here last night per steamer Columbia, i*'t" Deck, who had, aa ahe deserves, a large jnumber of passengers, but not more than a score or tins place. In the morning 1 expected to find , (ft perceptible bustle in the hotels, and more than visual animation in the streets on account of the eimnef, ?/the J?0"" ?[ ^y?r and Terminer, now iin iftfi . ' 8 wb>ch 18 about to investigate the buitle anH ant,,"re.nt prosecutions; but instead of U08P Th c"n,U81on? ^ere was quietude and re C' ] .mornmf? was cold, as the night had also irftn'. dld.n?l 8ee SO much frost in New York hnov- ?De u"Dg th? 8ea8on- A portion of tnd tKr ? *round?'he roofs of houses, au'J the distant mountains present a chill an<I ' ?ie l[,y hfl'e9; *>nd Vhe wrea,h of snow that lies in ?a? 'tlr.l',,d?,of greets, Jocks as obdurate j| had * I n., as ? r dieP08f>tl 10 decamp as it he liidi ? f"Ur? " satiefactory as that sought hv beat f: u lhe Pay?oa- The afternoon WM ' weather * aud aPPea? to promise fine No military remain here now, they are all gone them now'thTw".T,? ume,8' whence the most of them now thiuk they should not have left had there d'fe,,, ?y . , 0CCU8l"n for their services than the o f uee ol interests affecting all without exception Pro .aecH were made that they shoul" nemve n?? k p y' and mdaY nre incensed that tliev l ave ">"ner <ulfilled- Nevertheless,If the Hi fhefteM wf.h0f'h'?rrOW,Jhe Banie meu would bc Held with the same de.-patch and with addi lm r?rrB- 11 " lhia 8ense of confidence in the Sle?t?hoien?U.ru9Ua IDg "habitants, which recon /uIts those of this city, with the absence of the ft rce altogether, while they are fully sensible that wi,r^a"^eliug8 of d>?aXcted m the iS for the wo^ grC "J? c'V.RD8r? be not one .inn,,,* e.'. A sort of organization exists I a force 'rulei'iV2!*1!?' ?dc<lut,e to concentrate rc? calculated for a temporary period K""8 my that could assail them. P E m bit m? of late services and present preparation are c "t'zeM ine.K ?hherc 'broufchout the residences of cavajrtf sword* ?nPf ?f "IU8ket8? military dresses, thf ii if . . 8Uch ?,PP?intments. Ten of I ?and art fn 'fte'??cea[collected here, have been ' aud are in actual service in charge of the iail wnere that redoubtable personage, Dr. Boughton' deiim?e8o7Kueher''? confined Aa an arm of the aeienceot such aq important point, two pieces of I rt.i.ery stand on either side of the entrance to the wh!uy J? 5 y are rea1?v Pf'fcd and loaded, ?l, m t are not ,ar lor available service, should they be required. ' Additional surveillance has been added to-day to h..'v?CSe,rCi18? the Pfi?oners, consequently I but thi? ab'otoget a sight of any of them, but this desire will not remain Tong ungratihed as I fnra.lh!'ir8 t0 me Il.k?!y' makin* a" d"" allowance up in one1; ,am,-5M,aw'thal ,hey wiU be brought up in one or two days. ' f^nVCrriti,,g,h? La8t Para8rapb? I have learned tna? enmarker, that Dr. Boughton's I 1..? .. i comV>n to-morrow, it something atpres ent uulorseen does not transpire. ' in d,d n?1 ?P?^ t0;day liM lhre* o'clock i? ;i i t^rneou, although eleven was the hour ap-1 wmomn.. r ?ba4'rvcd befoie, there was far less S1"1"11'^^? f?P?r generally felt h i in?i approaching criminal trials observa bl in the morning; but no sooner had the legal I functionaries given tokens of the taking of their seats on the bench,than the court house was throng-! 'J;, ? b? apartinetii is a spacious one, well lighted particularly clean, and if there be any virtue in these properties tending to allay the irksome nessof legal toil, and the labor oi litigation, they ' must operate here. U, on the witole, there is a strong feeling preva hi JS reIa,,on J?'heaati-rent trials, and I expect I the throng will be immense in this city in the ?n? 7 lay* P0Pu'ar opinion here, and in toe whole ol the northern portion of Columbia i co in y, ,s hostile to the cause of the anti-ienters, a lt 19 looked upon as little better than revolu tiooary, as it certaialy is short-sighted and danger-1 oa- in tun other section ol the county, however, ;ii'?u r|*816ta"oe to authority, as it haB man itself already,is deep-rooted and urquestton-1 atiiy general; and it is the opinion of persons who ! ba\i given muoh attention to the matter, that, it it he not arrested by the timely hand cf legal jns . a' .or 7. !IC a *ood opportunity is now presen ted, it will become a lar more potent element for I iv k l^L8 atf? 'bau bas yet been dreamed ol, I e el by those who are disposed to look with tht eyes ol alarmists upon the movement. Judge r.ukerorganized the court by charging the grand jury at three o'clock. There was no tlung very remarkable, in the charge, but he made an ailusion to the trial of the anti renters, charac terising it u? of the utmost moment to the commu nity, ?nd such as to exact all their efforta to invce tiRate properly. He spoke of the universal persua !? !;.? ,hf wl8r6lP<,'lcy was that which legiskt 11, litigated, and interfered with the rights of the iCmrhen.i I8? ' but heat the mine time enforced the truth, that law had lor its prime,end the safety ol the citizen in person and property, and when that w.ts not secured, it was imperfect and void; above a I no exnorted them to discharge every personal I feeling from their minds, and consult above all, and before all, the peace and safety of the com monwealth. The grand jury having retired, the panel of petit I jurors was called over, nearly all answering to ! their inlines ; they were instructed by the judge to hold no communication upon the subject ofihe im portant r<etiding trials, to preserve their minds free and iiubiassrd, and to be sure to express no opinion upon the matter; he thought it necessary to thus I caution them at an early stage ol the session of the 1 J*PU"\JS 11 would be likely to save time and trou ble. 1 he court adjourned at four o'clock, aa uo ca=es were ready lor trial N vs c une here this morning, from Delaware county, of a further outbreak of the Indians. On Priday Ust, a posse made an incursion into the i dected district and made several arrests, one to '.trrtr.g a man named Corbin, besides seven niei, in disguise?all of whom they lodged in Delhi1 Jdtl, upon w hich an attack is apprehended. Tneac counts represent the country ns in an extremely un s?tiled condition Nothing further occurs to me at present as perti n*ut to the main occasion of my presence here? the anti-rent trials; but to-morrow will be more fruitful in developments in conclusion, it gives [ me pleasure to remark that I have seldom seen so much courtesy and real politeness as I have met with from all those gentlemen connected with the leg,I proceedings here, to whom 1 have been casu ?Hy or formally introduced; and, as like Paul la count myself, least among the Apostlesfuf the ?' raid,) the respect is accredited not to myself, to the honorable minion in which I am en Kuged. A Anti-Rknt War in Drlawarr County ?It will be recollected that on Monday, of laat week, O. Steele and C. Parker^ officers of Delaware co., were driven by the disguised Indians of Andes and Ilovinn, into an upper room of Hunting's tavern, in Andes, none hundreds surrounding the house, keeping them prisoners for {nearly 20 hours, and m king every effort to break into the room?the front entrance to the room was guarded by the pri soners, havin? each a pair of Holt's six barrel pis tole A b^ck stair entrance was guarded by Mr. Hunting, till wearied and worn out: he was about yielding the passage, when his wife, (a lady of slight figure, but uurUunted courage) seized a carv ing kmte and sprang into the entrance, declaring she "would deknd to the Um drop of her heart's blond " She kept her position tor two hours, and naiii relief arrived. Extract of a letter from a lady in Delhi, to a gen tleman in this city?? "Dbi.hi, March 16th, 1845 \ Sunday evening J I suppose, ere this, that our wars and troubles with the Indians are coming to a crisis, as you must have received a hurried sketch; I have pre viously seul ot the manoeuvres of Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, two parties of thirty men each, principally front Meredith and this village, under the command of deputy sheriffs O. Steele and E Edgerto.-i, left here, one party for Roxbury, and me other for Andes, for the purpose ot arrest tog some of the Indiana, and there was great anxi ety felt tor their success. On Saturday, while a great many persons were attending the funetal of Rev Mr. McEwen, of the Scotch Church, an ex press arrived stating that the two parties had met ut Roxbury, having taken eight prisoners, after a des,arate struggle, .and in which sheriff Steele came near being killed. After the cap ture of the prisoners, each man took his In dian on his horse before htm, with his arms tied, until they could procure a wagon. A rescue Wat apprehended at Bloomvillc, as there were two or three hundred Indians there. The express arri ved to warn the people just as the funeral was leaving the chureh, and what made it more exci ting, (he messenger had mistaken and reported|it the Indians who had taken our men, andauch a scampering you never aawj the few that reached the Irs** left a hall unoovered. Than war* about two hundred men, who armed immediately and went to the rescue. About dark they all returned sate and sound, with eight Indians and seven anti renters, not in disguise. This day (Sunday) has been spent tn making preparations to guard the jail and village?200 men have come from VValton, and to-night there will beat least five hundred col lected. We have two cannons on the public square, and every one is welt armed. Thtre are very few who are not courageous enough to enter into the proceedings with spirit, and I dont know but we shall all be obliged to turn heroines as well as he roes. It is supposed there will be an.attack to-night and the Scoharie Indiana have pledged themselves to come. They have been trying the prisoners to day, and Mr. Gordon, MC.ia their counsel. Anti-Rent Difficulties in Delaware?Caf turk of Twblvk "Indians."?Delhi, March 15th, 10 o'clock, P. M ?Dear Sir : -Yesterday morning being the day alter the return o the sheriffs poaae from Kort right, another poisu of about SO mounted men in two de tachments, under the command of deputy sheriff Oamau N. Steele and E. 8 Kdguiton, atsrted from Delhi forjHox different routss, lor the purpose ot making ar rests. As that town is the most turbulent part ot the nnti rent district, where large numbers of diaguised men are frequently collected, and as the rouds are exceedingly bad, some anxiety has been Kit to-day as to the success of the expedition. The party haa just entered the village with twelve Indians, whom they have taken prisoners, disguised and armed. The particulars of the skirmish, which showed skill and intrepidity on the part oi officers and men, I cannot at present fully relate. Alter they had last evening arrested Preston on a bench warrant, the blowing ot horns and other movements in the neighbor hood announced great preparations for an attempt to res cue the prisoner, who was strictly guarded during the night. In the morning, after some reconDoiteriug, a party of about 130 Indians, well armed, were discovered, and immediately charged upon by officers Steele and Ed gerton, and about 40 oi the mounted men, and they fled to the woods. During the skirmish, there was some firing by Indians, one of whose shots narrowly missed E. S. Edger ton, who grappled an Indian, and disarmed of his pistols, which were found loaded with balls. Officer Steele also closed in with another, who was armed to the teeth, and on strippiog off his sheepskin mask, found he had captur ed a constable and collector ot Roxbury. The eight In dians, with the prisoner apprehended on the bench war rant in Roxbury, and four others taken at Bloomville on their return, are now lodged in jail. The shei iff is now at the oourt house detaching men to guard the jail and the village duriDg the night. At the same time horns are blowing and guns are firing on the mountain* opposite the village, inlorming us of what we may exptot if the insurgents can mutter in sufficient numbers to put their threats in execution ? Albmny Jkrgtu. March l7. News in Albany.?The correspondent of C. Li vingston & Co. gives the following intelligence un der date of Albany, March 17. The Attorney General left the city laat evening to con duct the trials at Hudson of Boughton and others, if they shall he prepared The Honte passed the Senate's hill for the relief of Smith Cutter. Tiie explanation of Mr. Wheeler, of your city, who had the hill in charge, completely disarmed the House of all suspicion that there ever had been uny thing like defalcation conuected with the matter. Mr. Wheeler wns also fortunate enough to get through the House a bill for the relief of Jane Gallon, a resident alien of your city. Jane it a native of Ireland, and by her industry as a seamstress has amassed a snug sum of mo ney. With this, and more which she hn* a chance of bor rowing, Jane intends purcbasimg for herself a house and lot, mortgaging both for the repay ment of tho money bor rowed. Her alienship presents a bar to this movement, and she has asked relief from the Legislature. The House has granted it, and ao doubtless will the Senate Such in duatry deserves the greatest encouragement. The Si.nate has reported favorably ?' the license bill. It has a general application through the whole State. It will be disposed ot apeedily in the Senate . The House devote their session this afternoon to consi deration of the bill to punish licentiousness Two of the principal movers in the matter, Mrs. Ingraham and Mrs Ward, of your city, were in the House to day. Mrs. Ward ia said to have drafted the bill now before the L? gislature Some three hundred barrels Flonr, of a fair western brand, which had been locked up in the canal at Little Falls during the winter, were brought down the road to day and put in the market. The consignee offered it at $4j, which he could not obtain Eastern orders are filled at $4 81 j. Two lota of primo Genesee Wheat are deliver ing to-day, one of which, about five thousand bushels,sold a short time since, at $1 10; both lota go to Hartford.? Sale* have been made of Barley and Oata from store, but prices did not transpire; Oats probably about 30c. Clover need $4 AO a $6 per bushel, and au advance ot AO cent* for prime Herkimer. Timothy Seed $ I AO a New York Legislative Summary.?In the Se mitic, on Monday, petitions wete presented for the re gumption of work on the Genes; e Valley canal; for the completion of the Black River canal; against allowing New York and Erie Railroad to extend into Pennsylva nia ; to incorporate the New York Academy of Music : vlr. Bockee repotted a bill to amend the law* in relation to the taxation of lands of non residents ; also a bill to au I thorixe the mayor, lie. of the city of New Yotk to raise money by loan, and create a public fund or stock to be called the water stock. Mr. Wright, a bill to incorporate [ the New York Gallery of Fine Arts. Mr. Varney, the Assembly bill in relation to Excise, fcc. This being gen eral order day, a number of bills were acted upon in com I mittee of the whole. Among them, ono extending the compulsory provision in relation to the transmission of I the United State* mail on railroads, to all charters in which it is not now contained. The constitntional ques tion was raised, that the bill altered the charter* of a number of incorporations in the same bill. No question was taken. Several other billa were pat forward, but none of general interest. The (Senate |held an execu tive session. In the Housie, the petitions in relation to the Erie Rail road were as usual numerous?some for and against run ning it into Pennsylvania, lor and against releasing the State lien?against its interference with the Hudsen and Delaware canal, kc. There were also petitions for and against discriminating tolls, and others or the u*nal tenor. The residue of the morning session was devoted to the consideration of the bills on the general orders. In com miUee of the whole, the House broke ground on theiVroy and Greenbush railroad bill -but without making pro gress, rose, and the House took a recess until 4 o'clock, P. M From the African Coast ?The Secretary of the Colonization Society in Washington publishes the following intelligence relative to ihe slave trade We have received letters from Liberia containing very interesting intelligence with regard to the pruent state of the Colony, as well as aotne items of a truly sad and me lancholy character, one ?f which 1 wish to communicate to the public through your columns. It shows the utter hopelessness of all efforts to put down the (lave trade un connected with the planting of colonies along the coast. What can we expect, ? hat can men-of-^ar do, when arti fices such as the following are resorted to in order to es cape their notice, and when men are found even in our principal commercial cities?mo., so destitute of princi ple, as thus to aid in carrying on the slave trade? In his letter of s|4th January. Oov. Roberts says i? "You will no dou't be a little surprised to hear that the well known brig "Atalanta" left thv coast a week or two ago lor the "Havana" with upwards of tour hundred slave* on.board, and in eight, too, of a British cruiser. It had been arranged, it a.ems, a month or two helore be tween the parties that the "At ilanta" should return to Cape Mount at a set time, land her officers and crew, de liver the vessel into other hands, receive a cargo of mise rable human beings, and make the best of her way offthe coast. This was done in a few hours. The "Atalenta" being en old trader on the coast, and known by most of the naval officers en this station, was not inspected by the offioers of the men-of-war in sight; consequently no notice was taken of her, nor did they discover the delu sion until the vessel was far, far away, and beyond their reach. " Thus yon see how difficult it ie to suppress the slave trade en this coast while sl .vers can obtain such facili ties." Such is the statement of the fact, and all that Oov. Ro berts says on the subject. It would have been pleasant to have known who owned the Atelanta ; who transferred her to the slaveri; who was the captain ol her, and what became of him and his crew. These questions could, doubtless, be answered by some body in yew York, as the Atalanta is u well known vessel and bee long been in the Afrioen trade Time, and those who know, will, doubt less, reveal soma facts which will throw light on the per petrators of this guilty dead. Appointments ry the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate?Alexander H. Everett, of Massachusetts, to be Con ad doner to China. Benjamin G. Shields, of Alabama, to oe Charge to Venezuela William H. Polk, ol Tinas see, to be Charge to Naples. Albert O. Jewett, o' M tine, to be Charge to Peru Benjamin F. Butler, of Naar York, to he District Attorney f. r the Southern DistifCt o New York. Elijah F. Purdy, of New York, to be Sur/eyor of the port of New York. John Davis, of Pi an vlrenia, to be Surveyor of the port of Philadelphia W lliam Parmen ter, ot Massachusetts, to be Naval O'iJer at Boaton. Prosper M. Wetmore, of New Yotk, to i a Nevy Agent at New York. T. H. Lauahlin. of Tennnsee, to be Recor der of the General Laud Office. Robert Armstrong, ot Tennessee, to oe Consul at Livoipool. J V- Bradford, of Tennessee, to be a Purser in the Navy. J. H. Prentiss, lo he MSrskal for the Northern Dietrict of New York. Probably Convibmed.?T. H. Bigger, Postmaster at Richmond, Ve.; ? Jojolyn, Postmaster at Newport, R. L Naval ArroiriTMKNTS Confirmed ?Charles H Has well, Engineer in Chief; and, as Chief Engineers, John Faros, jr., Andrew Hebard, James Thompsan, William P. Williamson, Charles B Moss, Wm. SeweU, Jr , and Wm. W. W. Wood. George W. Latham, to be Chaplain in the N.vy, vice J no. P. Lathrop, deceased. Nathaniel Frost, to hu a Chaplain, vice Chapman Swan, deceased Na than C. Fletcher, to ha a Chaplain, to fill vacancy. Passed Midshipman Go ugh W. Grant, to be a Lieutenant, vice Lieut. B 8. B. Darlington, deceased. Samuel D Patterson, to be Navy Agent at Philadelphia for four years, vioo Thomas Hayes, whose commission expires on the Itth March. George Loyall, to be Navy Agent at Norfolk for (our years from Iftth March, re-eppotntod. Jos. 8. Wathios, to be Navy Agent at Memphis for four ycora. Mas use Coara?Second Lieutenant Robert C. Cold well, to bo a Pirst Lieutenant, vloa Lieut. Qao. W. Rob kins, doooased. J no. G. Cash, to be a fiooond Lieutenant, vice Lieut R. C. Caldwell, promoted. 91 ay ague x, P. R [Correipondence oi the Herald.] Mayaquez, March 4, 1845. Celebration of Washington's Birth Day, and the Inauguration Day in Porto Rico?Markets, 8fc. Dear Sir?Of thirteen American vessels in poit, nine have displayed their flags in honor of the in auguration of James K. Polk as President; this is considered a pretty fair majority. On the 22d ult., at 8 A. M., the American bark Sebovis, Capt. Hopkins, of Bangor, fired a gun, and hoisted her colors, which was instantly follow ed by every vessel in port, French,Danish, English, and Spanish, the tormer displaying the American ensign at the main at 12 M. The Sabovis fired a salute of twenty-six guns in handsome style, which was about all the celebration th<- day received, yet it was a pleasant sight, in a foreign port, to see all nations present, so cheerfully join in this national jubilee?and gratifying to every American who wit nessed it. Produce ot this Island scarce, and although pri ces are low, the demand and sales keep pace with the manufacture. American produce plenty, and generally at low rates. Boston. [Correspondence ot the Herald.] Boston, March 16th, 1845. The "Annexation Ball"?Sale of Tickets, and their Price?Office Holders and their Management Cliques and their Contrivances?Custom House und its Inmates?The "Ins" and fthe "Outs"? The Collector and his Prospects?His Enemies and Opponents?Their Opposition and its Results ?Removals and Appointments?Matters which are, and Matters ichich are not, fyc. fyc. fyc. Dkar Bennett:? One of the choicest three dollar "hops" which has been got up in this vicinity for maBy |a day came off at the Old Cradle ot Liberty, Faneuil Hall, on Friday evening lust. The splendid deco rations which adorned the walls of the Hall, on the evening of the fourth of March, remained in statu quo, for the present occasion, and though the night wos exceedingly! uncomfortable and cheer less outside?within, all was happiness and merri ment. The occasion was inspiriting?and the fair beings who graced it with their presence, appeared to be, individually and collectively, of the right sort, and were, no doubt, universally "in favor of annexation!" The interior ot the building was hung with fhgs, and tastefully ornamented with sundry appropriate mottoes?the floor was cover ed with a beautiful design, arranged and exe cuted by Savory and Jont3. Among the orna ments was the frequent introduction of the " lone star"?and a very fine transparency of President Polk appeared conspicuous on one side of the hall, The committee of arrangements consisted of some of the most prominent and active democrats in the city, and the cnuie success of the ball?which fol lowed so closely upon a similar festival?entitles them to the highest credit for their management. An original ode, composed for, and admirably adapted to the occasion, by F. A. Durivage, EFq , was su-.r by the company with fine effect, and the whole sflair passed off with entire satisfaction to all who participated in it. Wright, of the Ton tine, served up a splendid supper at 12 o'clock, and the dancing continued to a late hour. There was one feature, however, connected with this ball, which was scarcely democratic enough to suit the tastes ot those in the ranks,who like to entertain an opinion of their own. 1 refer to the course pursued by one or two members of the committee in disposing of their tickest, who thought proper to urge them upon certain persons who happened to hold office, at this peculiar crisis ?with the gentle hint that it was expected that every man in office should buy?nolens volens t Well, the consequence was, the ball was very well represented Irom the Custom House, and kindred institutions! There were a few. however, who had the hardihood to look the sellers in the face, and assure them that they did not hold office by such a contemptible tenure Wo to that hardy tew?here after! We are in the midst of stirring times. The office-boMers aie getting uneasy?the office seekers are getting hungry. There is a petty clique here who have been busy for the last three or four months in attempting to break down the Collector of this Fort, and who have left no stone unturned to accomplish their design. This faction is headed by an officer in the weigher's department, now in the Custom House?who has set others on to over throw Williams, while he has supposed that his hand could not be seen. In spile of all his puny efforts, however, the Collector remains perfectly quiet and undisturbed, and he has ceitainly evin ced a creditable magnanimity in retaining such vipers is office?while he kuew they were stabbing him, at every opportunity! There are those out ot office who are aiding this matter, in the hope of displacing Williams, and thereby securing places for themselves or their friends! Letters have been manufactured, abusiug him?and a thousand specu lations have been put forth as to who would suc ceed him?how soon he would be ousted, Ace., and their black balling is at last about to recoil upon their own heads! The fact is, Mr. Williams makes a good Collector; he remains at his post, ana prosecutes the government business with inte grity and strict attention, and his maiignen, having been toiled, growing restive! The principle which appears to have been adopted by the new administration, not to remove one democrat tor another's benefit, it is expected will be observed here, and the present Collector will, without ques tion, remain where he is, until at least something tangible is brought against him. His intentions have undoubtedly been good; he is a thorough de mocrat, and he is liked by the commercial com munity. lie has given no real cause for offence, and his retention in office will be accepta ble to the majority ot the party in Boston. The particulars of the workings, manocuvrings, andiutriguings of the clique to which 1 have allu ded, I will reserve for a tuture letter. Its denote ment will serve aB a lesson to the uninitiated. Tne removals in this vicinity, which are now in contempla'ion, it '"odd seem, may not. at present, be very extensive. Hon. Isaac H. Wright, it is thought, will have the Navy agency, now held by Vincent Browne, Eeq. Wright was formerly the editor and proprietor of the Bay State Democrat, and has worked as hard as any man in New Eng landiorthe party. The office of Surveyor, now occupied by a whig, (Major Grafton,) may be va cant in the course of a lew months?and Lewis Joaselyn, Col Hall, or S. C. Allen, may get it.? The District Attorneyi-hip will be given to B. F. Hallett, or Bradlord Sumner?probably the former. In connection with the Collectorship, the names ot the Hon. Robert Rantoul, junr., and Ex Governor Morton have been named; but it is generally conceded that no change will occur there ju?t now. as the j.resent incumbent is acceptable, and is well sustained. Hon. Wm. Par menter, late member ot Congress, from Middlesex, has been appointed naval officer in place of George Roberis, Esq , whose commission expired on the 4th of March Not to dipparage the claims ot Mr. Farinenter, who is well known as a worthy demo crat, it is but justice to say that the late naval offi cer has given perfect satisfaction in his official ca pacity, and has made manv fast friends during his occupancy ot the office. It was hoped that Mr. Polk would have re nominated him to this post. Mr. Roberts has devoted himself to the work laiih tully, and he leaves the Custom House with the respect and best wishes of all who have come in contact with him. The present Postmaster and United States Marshal wilt "hold over," ol course. The "news from Washington" is looked lor daily, with much concern by the "ins" and the "outs." As yet, but little has transpired to satisly either the loimer or the. latter. A few days, now, will give them more light. Yours, P. Navigation at ihk Wxst and the Sottth.?The Susquehanna is in good raiting order. The Dan? ville Democrat states that large quantities ot lumber and other produce ere posting down the bed of the river The Columbia Spy itetee that the Pennsylvania North Branch Canal has sulfated considerable damage by there cent freshets, and wiU not be ready for navigation before the lO.h of April. The West Branch and Juniata Canals Be in good condition. . (The CinuntuUi Gazette, of Wednesday, states that tha ? rPVer is still rising, and fears are entertained of another ogclflow. The water late yesterday afternoon had reach ed the curbing at the loot of Broadway, end was in the doors of some of the buildings at the east end of CassiUy'? Row, and merchants and others living along the wharf are busy in making preparations te move should they be driven out. The Ijnrizvilte Journal, of Tuesday, has the following : Boats from below report that a great many farms are over flowed. Uptothe preeeat time, (a o'clock,) the water here has reached! some of the buildings below Williams' How. Boats pass over dams Nos 1 and 9 In tha Kasstueky City Intelligence Rkmahraiilk ('Iii-Fiojivtu Assassination or a Memheh or the New Yore Bar.- A case ol u moat novel and curious nature came up yesterday. A wealthy g<u tie in an of this city, having been arrested u|ion a bench warrant issued upon an indictment found by the grand jury of tbo preient term, charging him with having em ployed a negro, named John Lewis Paulett, to assassinate upon a certain specified evening, John K. Hackett, a member of the New York bar, and son oi the popular Yankee comedian. Thu name of the accused is Thomas Postley, who ia well known to many of our citizens, as belonging to a high ly respectable and wealthy family. About two weeks since, Paulett, a colored man, also well known iu this city, and a general favorite where he ii known, appeared at the police office, and stated to Jus tice Mntsell, that a proposal had been made to him to assassinate Mr., by a gentleman with whom be had some misunderstanding, w hose name tvaa Postley. On being questioned, he stated that he ha I agreed to do it, intending to disclose it to the police, aud that the tiuie Used was Saturday evening, two weeks ago, in front of St. John's Church .Mr. Hackett was to t,e induced to come there at a certain hour, by a letter which was to be sent to him, purporting to come Irom a lady, aud then Paulett was to set upon him and kill him The proposal was first ma le to him in the lamp store of Mr. John Mor gan, in Broadway, on the eveniug oi tho great snow storm. 'l'ho magistrate sent for Mr. Hackett, and it appeared that he had received a letter in the hand-writing of a fe male, requesting him to meet her at 8t John's Park, at a certain hour on Saturday eveniug it was agreed after consultation, that Mr Hackett should go at the hour specified, ucd that Paulett should appai enily attack him aud that two officers suould be on the watch, and arrest Postley if he should be near tho place, aa ho had agreed to, in order to see that Paulett did uot piny him foul. The mock attack came off as proposed, and officers Welsh and Bowyer were on tbo spct, but did not see Post ley, although Paulett told them afterwards where he had been. The matter was then laid before the Grand Jury, who summoned Mr. Morgan to testify before them, and on do ing so he declared that the letter which had been received by Mr. Hackett waa written by Mr. Poatley in his store, and exhibited to him to read. Poatley was arrested by of ficer Welsh yesterday and held to bail in the sum of $5,000 to answer the charge of conspiracy. These are all the particular* that the reporter was able to obtRin, as he could not have an opportunity oi examin ing all the affidavits in the case. Mr. Hackett is at a loss to conceive what motive could actuate Mr. Portley to contemplate such a transactional he is charged with. It appears, however, that a misun derstanding has at some period occurred between them in consequence of Mr. II. paying liis addresses to the sister iu-law of Mr. Poatley, and that it is owing to that that the attempt npon his lite was to be made. It seems, however, scarcely credible that for so trivial a cause, a thing of the kind should be contemplated?and there is of course a good deal of doubt whether tho story is true. When the case cornea to trial we shall have both sides of the story and be better able to judge Attempted Suicide.?A Portuguse named Alexander Lecount, was tried in the Special Sessions yesterday morning for maltreating his wife, and the Court finding oim guilty, ordered him to be imprisoned in the peniten tiary for three months. Soon alter he had been taken into prison, he cut his throat with a pocket knife in s dangcroua manner The wound waa dressed, but it will piobably prove fatal Richard in the Tower.?By reference to the report of the Special Sessions, it will be seen that the Bank Nots List Man, who has been enacting Richard for the news boys for a long time past?each of whom has repeatedly enacted Richmond to his Richard?has been consigned to the Penitentiary as a vagrant?like the tyrant he was so fond of personating, he literally "died game." Trial for Rape?The trial of Edwards for rape, was concluded in the Court of Sessions yesterday, and resulted in a verdict of not guilty. Police Office?Arrest of Kkollard, the School master ?It will be recollected that a mnn named Daniel Keollard made a complaint against Encch 1 Camp, coun sellor ?t law, charging him wi'h having obtained money from him by false pr cea, which I 11 iff was his own, aud earned by him in !ul mannei although lie was supposed to have stolen it nJ that i amp paid the great er portion of this mom -he supposed rightful owner, retaining a less sut n the offered reward to com pensate him for hi3 ex -a in causing Keollard to give up the money. A Don t the jury believing Keollard's story, and that he wa< a thiei as alleged, prevented the finding of any verdic This same 'individual, Keol lard, was this afternson arrested charged with picking the pocket of Edward Murray, of No. 11 Washington street,of six dollars, which he afterw ards admitted to a boy named Patrick Blaney. Coroner's Office, Maxell 18?No new cases on hand to day. Court of Oyer anil Terminer. Before Judge Edmonds and Aldermen Winship and Dickerson. March 18?'The Court met at 10 o'clock. Officer* of the Court.?'The court ordered the names of the officers of tho Court to be called ever, and fined ofti cor Dunshee $5 for absence. The officer, however, was on duty, being engaged in conducting prisoners from the Tombs. The oourt was crowded to excess ; a large num ber ol female witnesses were in attendance. The "hint" given to their Honors of the Corporation by the court on yesterday, has had a very salutary effect, as the court received a good supply of chairs. After taking a tew in quests in the Circuit Court, the case of Andrew Klcm was called on. M. C. Prtersoit, Esq. addressed the Court, contending that they were bound to put the prisoner on trial. On reference to the statute, there was a provision which made it imperative on the physician ol the county prison to report to the jailor the number of insane persona in tho prison, nnd D\ Wanvn furnished his report incom pliance wi'h its requirements, in which he state* that "there are no cases of insanity in the city prison, and in the case of Klem, he had no grounds upon which to found his belief as to the prisoner's alleged insanity. Court?This provision ol the Revised Statutes if a very old principle of Iuw. Mr. Pateasots.?Oh, certainly, that is admitted. Mr. SHcrHtno.?Tht; statute merely applies to con victs Mr. Patkrso* had donbts on that point. On reference, however, to the statute, he found the opposite counsel was eorrect. Mr Bcpedict rose to reply. Court?Yon need not reply, Mr. Benedict, as my mind is distinctly made up on this subject. His Honor had been present on an occasion of a man's trial at Westchester County, whpre the'question of insanity was raised; and the Court ruled in fnvnr of deciding upon that qnestion before going into the facts upon the merits. Jurors, how ever, were apt in such cases to cotsfound the true issue, and should cautiously guard against snch an error. After some further conversational remarks, the Court deMded in favor of trying the collateral issue on the question of insanity at an early convenient day' Murder Cote ?The trial of John M. Jones for the wlliul murder of a colorrd man near the gas house in December, was then aet down for to morrow. Court?I wish it to he understood that the ease of Mary Bodine will rertainly be taken up on Thursday. Trial of Jamct\ Eager for Murder?The "green eyed mo? Wer"?jff Hint to Oay Lotharioi to avoid the Seductive Jlr tificct of Faithlesi trivet and their Hushandt?Ji Moral? l'hn trial of this man, indicted for the murder of Phillip Williams, in Roserelt street, in Becemher last, was then called on. Mr Bradt, of Counsel for prisoner, challenged Gabriel Fountain peremptorily, the firat Juror called, who w set aside. Mr. Patrrsop having questioned one of the Juror* as to the fact of his entertaining religious scruples on the subject of finding a verdict of guilt; where death would be ttie penalty, The Court remarked that tn all such caars it would be hi ihlv improper to goon a Jury when gentlemen enter tained such opinions Bepjamip Dr ap having given an affirmative auswer to this question, on being put by Mr. Peterson, Mr Bradt?1 raise the question in this case, and con tend that this opinion does not disqualify the Juror from serving. Mr. Patkrsop?1 need not argue this question Court?No, certainly. Let the Juror be set aside Mr. Bradt?Then I except. Court?Very well. James Ledoerkrrv was placed on the stand, and on being questioned in relation to entertaining religion* scruples, replied:?" OurfSariour said, an eye for an eye, a-id a tooth for a tooth." I think I would certainly bring in n verdict of guilty, if it was proved to me that the pri soner had actually been guilty of taking life wkich he sonld not give. Mr, Paters#-*?I ask yon, do you entertain any reli gious scruples in finding a verdict o< guilty 7 Juror?I would alter the law and <-onflne in a dungeon for life in such esses Mr. Patrcsop?Then you object to the lawfulness of capital punishment ' Juror f would alter tho law; but still I would not he sltate to find a verdict of guilty, provided I were convinc ed of the prisoner's guilt,though death should he th* pen alty. After some further examination the juror was sworn. After considerable delay a tales of two was ordered.? The following juror* were sworn Order Owen, fore man; William Ranklin, David B Hunt, James Ledgebor ry, Benjamin Treadwell, john O. Brown, James Koule, William Ross, Patrick Flood, David B Keeler. Tim following talesmen were then sworn, Wm. Adams and L. wit Coulter. The prisoner, James Eager, was then put forward and arraigned for the wilftil murder ol P. Williams, in Rosevelt street, cn the 4th of December last, by stabbing him with a knife in the side. The prisoner, on being arraigned, stood up, and during the reading ot the indictment paid marked attention to tho clerk. He appeared to be a msn of the lower class of laborers, with a remarkably stupid expression of ooun tenuuee, high cheek bone, and compressed lips , his ge neral aspect bearing indication of strong snimal pas sions. Mr. Patkssop briefly opened the case, detailing ths fact* which appear in evidence. The deposition* o( Deris Kavapaoh were put in and read by the District Attorney. They ihowed that the pri soner stated after the commission of the offence, thkt he tound his wife in the same room with the deceased, and detected both in an improper intimacy, which he consi dered just,fled him in cummltttng the act Marti;* Kauai* was then sworn?examined by Mr. Pe terson I remember the n ght In question ; Philip Wil liams resided in the same home with me; we slept together in the same bed ; the deceased came to bed about 8 o'clock the night before the murder, end got up the following morning about 8 o'clock ; be was a little tipsy going to bod, and slant with hla ahoes and pantaloons on. Ha got out of boo tho following morn ing, after six o'clock, wi'h hit trowsers on, and wort out of the room Alter tome time, 1 heard a muss, and went down; 1 thou found the prisoner and deceased quar relling; deceased, Williams, in a little time cried out, "1 am murdered. Edgar has stabbed me." I then turned to Eagar and said, "You have murdered the man." Kuvan aghthen came and said, "1 am a citizen of the United > States, and am empowered to arrest you for the murder." The knife was n common sailor's knife Ihere shown]; Kavanagh kept the prisoner until the watchman came and , arrested him. Cross-examined by Mr. Brady.?1 often saw the wife of the prisoner in the nouse where I boarded, in Rosevelt street, at Mrs. Kelly's; the deceased and her appeared to have been friends, and knew each other. Well. I saw 'ome men after come to Eagar 'a room, and did not know their names; when I told Eagar, he said, " I want one more life besides his, and then I will die hap py ;" we all drank a good deal that night; Eagar usi d to driuk a good deal; I saw him frequently drunk; the stab bing took place in the entry outside, near the door. The Court took a recess. Evening Session. Nicholas Miller testified?I am a physician, and made the post mortem examination on the body of Wil liams;on removing his clothing, I found a wound about two Inches long below the fourth rib; I also found a wound near the junction of the fourth rib with the back; 1 discovered another in the left breast that penetrated through tha substance of the heart; the next wound di vided the cartilage between the fifth and sixth ribs; this passed into the right ventricle; the next wound pene trated the cavity of the belly; these were all the marks of violence that I could discover; I examined the stomach and liver, and from their appearance, 1 should imagine deceased bad been drinking immediately before his death; lam of opinion that his death was caused by the wound that he received in his heart By his Honor the Judge ?The wound in the heart only was mortal; he would not live more than ten seconds af ter receiving that wound. By Mr. Brady Was it not very strange that he lived 16 minutes after ? A.?It was. E. 8. IIawsoiy, physician ?I amU the Coroner ; (a knife was then presented to him) I received this knife during the inquest held upon the deceased; I examined the body at tne inquest, and am of opinion that the wound in his heart was suffice nt to cause Ihe death of deceescd. This witness corroborated the testimony of Dr Miller. Cross-examined.?The direction of the wounds were in wards, backward'', and slightly upwards, horizontal. By the Judge?There were some marks of blood on the knife when I first saw it; it is possible that the wcunds might bave been inflicted by a person standing behind By Mr Paterson The wounds might have been in flicted with the knife produced. Anson|W coding, city watchman?I was standing at the corner of Rosevelt end Water streets on 3d December | last, when a man came up crying watch, and saying a man was murdered,and wishing me to go with him to 131 Rosevelt street; another watchman accompanied me and we went up stairs and demanded where the man was that had been stabbed, and was shown into the room where he was lying in a corner; as I went up to him I saw him gasp once or twice, and on removing his linen,I found he was dead; I then took the ptisoner, who made no resist ance; on going down stairs I asked him what had induc ed him to commit the murder; when he reached the street he told me his wife was iu the room with Williams; that he had gone up in the evening to Williams' apartment, and heard her voice within, but could not gain admit tance, upon which he went down stairs, and bought a candle; again trying to get admittance, he went out as he said to get a watchman to assist him; not finding iny, be returned, and found that the candle had been taken inside; i understood him then to say that he re mained in the hall; I then said to him that even although his wife had been there, it would have been better to let her have remained, than to murder a man which would probably cost his own life. His reply was. the deed was done, and intimated that if he had the life of ?mother person he would die satisfied; he explained to the captain oi the watch what he told me; the knife was delivered to the captain of the watch; when I gut on the stairs there were perhaps eight or ten persons collected. Crots-exaniined?The prisoner was dressed in the way he is at present; I think he had a hat upon bis head, but am not altogether sure; I am sure he had a coat on when 1 first saw prisoner; Kavanagh was one that had hold of the prisoncr;I had never seen the prisoner before-,1 do not mean to say that I have made use otthe exact language ot the prisoner; he did not discover to me what he did from that lime till he went back, when he found the light tak' n inside. Jambs Hutchinson?I resided at 101 Rosevelt street in December last; I saw pri-oner lying on the floor at the head of the stairs, at Mrs. Kelly's "loor; I saw prisoner once in the store that night; I saw him next morning standing upon the stair head, with Ka-anagh and another person. Cross examined?1 work along shore; I knew the prison er lor the last five years; I did not see prisoner drinking while he was in the store; when I was going up at ten o'clock I stumbled over the prisoner; I could not say whether he was drunk or asleep; I have seen him drunk pretty often. John Kelly?I live at 131 Rosevelt oireetj I occasional ly work alongshore; Williams ana his child lived in my house on 3d December last; I went to bed about 8 o'clock; (law the deceased come iqto the house to go to bed; I did not awake next morning till the affair had tak?n place; prisoner and his|wiie both slaid with me before; I saw pri soner next morning; I told the prisoner that he had killed a man, and he sa;d he was not sorry for it Cross examined ?Williams and Eager, and me, were ail working log.-ther on that day; and we were all apparent ly on good terms; I left boih Williams and prisoner at the door; we had been drinking h good deaf all day; 1 am <ure I went to bed before either Aiken or deceased went; I think my wife went to bed about 10 o'clock; Aiken and deceased drank some gin and coffee hetore they went ; I am sure mv wife locked the door; neither of us were ve Whr ry sober when we went to bed; I do not know that my wife made a bed for prisoner. Mrs. Kelly, wife of the preceding witness.?Deceased ?nd Aikenlaleeped in a hack room; 1 went to bed after 10 o'clock; I previously locked the door; before going to bed ihev drsnk something, but were not very drunk; I was not awake when Williams went out, but my husband was, and asked who it was, when Williams answered, that he was going out; soon after he returned, crying oat that prisoner had killed him; he lived for about fifteen minutes afterwards; prisoner came into the room about nine o'clock, and spoke to deceased, and after remaining some time, he went away; 1 afterward asked why he was setting on the top ot the stairs, with his back to my door, | and he told me to go tar his wife ; I told bim that h s wife was not there; I then lacked the door and went to bed; ] when I saw prisoner in the morning, I remarked to him that he had killed the deceased, when he replied that he was not sorry, and if ho had another life, ne would dio content. Cross examined?My child brought the liquor into the room; myhnsbandwas awakened, and remained so until deceased went to bed; prisoner came into the room while he liquor was being drunk, and had some of it; attar hav ing some friendly talk he departed; when prisoner came back the last time, he said he had two pistols and two bayonets, with which he said Jhe was going to kill his wife and Williams. Ann Donnelly, 131 Rosevelt street-1 was there In December last; I 'heard d noise un Jthe morning and on looking out, I saw the d' ceased standing within Mrs. Kelly's door, blpcding very murk; I think piisoncr on that occasion said that he had been long waiting for kim and it he had another life he would be satisfied; he also said not to be afraid cf his going awny, for ti nt ho would ?lav 6rott examined?Cannot cay who the word* " I have been long waiting for you, fcc." applied to BAHimcr Dojiisellv, husband of tne last witness?On the morning in question, hearing a noi?e, I ran so far up stairs at I could see what was passing. The first thing I per eelred was Williams keeping the prisoner oil, saw pit soner shoving the deceased once or twice, hut always keeping his hand nt the side of Williams; when parted, Williams staggeic'l into Mrs. Kelly's room, when prison er remarked that he had been waiting far him, and that if he had another liie he would dia content; afterwords left him. and went and called the watch. Cross examined?I went up atoira aa soon as I heard a noise; 1 had a light in my hand; 1 did not go all the way up; neither saw the prisoner have knife or sword. Sussis Dohertt?til Rosevek ; street11 occupy the front part of the; there is merely a passage landing dividing Mrs. Kelley's door from mine; on the morning ol the 4'h I heard murder callrd out; I got tip; before get ting up I heard him say he had two knives, and swore that he would not leave that landing until he had two lives, and he would then die content; after getting up from hearing a noise, I saw him with ? knife in hi; hard, and deceased staggering sway; that upon prisoner soring me, he made a a'ep towards my door, and I immediately shut It; upon coming ou* igain 1 saw a knile trien forci bly from the prisoner. Croat examined?I heard the prisoner endeavoring to gain admittance to K?dleyv; that WM bntoro I heard any threats. Patrick Lvisch, cooper? Boarded with Donely; 1 hoard him say that there was a man mnrder<d; 1 and some others hastened up stairs, nn-1 lonnd Williams dying; saw a knile taken from prisoner, and when it was opened -ome one remarked that it could not be with that knife thatde censed was killed with, when prisoner answered in the affirmative; I also saw soma blood on the blade of the knife. William Wsfd, I'll Hosevelt street?This witness tes tilled to hearing the prisoner making use of the expres sions that he had killed Williams, and if he took another life hp would die content Patrick Maissmkld?No additional testimony adduced from the evidence ot this witness Croat-examined?The prisonei's wife lived at 310 Waier street on the 3rd December last, end prisoner was almost invariably drunk. The prosecution here rested; and the jury were order ed to be kept together, and in order to seo that this com mind was obeyed, cight officers were appointed. The Court then adjourned until half past 10 o'olock this forenoon. Firr at Wrut Farms ?The law and flouring mills at West Farms in Westchester county, occupied by J. k K Cope.utt k A. B Raymond, were burned a few days since with s large stock of grain and mahogany wnich they contained. Mnsara. Copcutt loat $14,000, and \fr Rat mond $8,000. The beautiful residence of the late Daniel Ly dig, near the miilt, was alio burned This pro perty, however, was fully insured. The other gentle men were less (ortunate. First Stkamboat from Camada.?The stenmer America, Capt. Towhy, arrived at this port yesterday morning from Toronto, with freight and passenger*?the i srlleit arrival of a steamboat from Conada that we re member to have known for any of the past seaaena. She leave* thia morning at 10 o'clock?Roootrter J H., Friday. ?Toilet, Illinois. [Correspondenceol the Herald.! Jolibt, Illinois, March 4, 1846 Editor ok the Herald :? We are all in good spirits, as our canul is now to go or. Last night our citizens held a meeting of congratulation on our hopes and the commence ment of prosperity. Illinois is right side up again. The Legislature has passed the revenue bill, ma - king provision for the payment of the interest on the public debt, and proudly and nobly cast of! the imputations of repudiation with which we have been sfgmatized. This State resembles a re formed inebriate; the years 1836,'7, '8 and '9 were h< r days of intoxication?'40, '41, '42, 3' and '4 the depression and disturbed tleep which follow, and trom which we have now awoke refreshed and in vigorated. This is the commencement of her prosperity. With her large territory, her known healthy climate and ferule soil?her great natural facilities lor navigation and commerce, together with wise and wholesome legislation, she must be fore long inevitably be one of the greatest States in the Union. Our canal when completed, by its connecting and continuing our internal navigation, will greatly facilitate our ability to pay the public debt, by increasing the quantity and value of taxa ble property,'as well as the ability of the people to pay taxes. Great credit is due to the agents of the bond holders, for bringing about a long negotia tion, which,1* ith the revenue bill, insures the com pletion of this canal. The conduct of our gover nor and agents, Messrs Ryan and Oakley, is high ly meritorious Much censure has been unjustly thrown upon Mr Ryan; but now, when the whole truth is known, his conduct meets with ^universal approbation and applause. No more at present. Yours, See. Sylvester. Special Sessions. Before the Hecorder and two Aldermen. March 18.? Oh, what a fall', was there!?Wm. Jones, -veil known thronghout this community a* " The Bank Note Lift Man, and the stage struck Richard," was placed at the baron a charge of assault and battery upon a watch man und of being a common vagrant. A few short years ago Jones was in a respectable busi ness in ithis city, possessing a good education, of good character?but becoming stage struck and playing Rich ard the Third at the Bowery theatre, he threw up his bu siness. took to drink, formed bad habits and obtained a miserable subsistence by peddling Bank Note L sts and Newspapers,and spoutingShakspeare in bar rooms. Of late he has been partially crazed and has been the bitt of all the ragged and mischievous newsboys in the city, and in met all practical jokeis whose wit consists in playing upon the turned brain of some unfortunate wretch. Jones appeared with a beard et six week's growth upon his face, his hair matted and tangled, without any ahirt, a wi-p of a kerchief about his r.eck, the same old pilot cloth coat enveloped his shrunken carcase, a bundle of Bank Note Lists under his right sunn, and the everlasting tump of a cigar in bis mouth. A Watchman testified thatthe accused was a common vagrant, and he tound him last night lying asleep be tween two barrels, at the comer of a street, and that when he endeavored to rouse him up and take him away, he fought like a tiger and bit the watchman in the hand. Jones (in a tragic voice)?Oh! thou damn'd lego (Laughter.) Recorder?What have you to say to this? Jones?Excuse me your honor. Will the honorable ,-entlemon be pleased to permit me to say a werd in my own defence; or will ye condemn me unheard? Recorder?Certainly, Jones; go on. Jones?Most ,.otent, grave and reverend seigniors, it hi not true what he has told ye of. (Allaugh) Silence ye babbling brawlers Gentlemen it is not true 1 had beast in company with a gentleman but a few minutes previous *o my being found by "yon trembling coward, who for ook bis master." I have been troubled with a disorgani zation of my bowels and was compelled to pause in my career. Recorder?Jones, you have no home. Jones?Excuse me sir, 1 have a home. Recorpeh?Ah ! where ? Jones?I have n home upon the mountain fop, where h? eaglet rests lifter his flight through .he region* of the air. Recorder?Th" court are of opinion that thaf ePitu 'e cannot be peculiarly agre. able to a person so thin'y clad as you apneat to be Jones?sir, I am a respectableeitls n, and exercise ?he !awful and highly credible calie g ef putting < <t z-ns upon their guard against'he A'jmI of mor.ty that inundates ourjeity? Bank Nut. List,sir, tc-day - I m the Bank Note List man, sir?Will the coui t r.oU that! Recorder?denes, we will send you to the penitentia ry for three months, a; much to protect you as an y thing. Remove him officer. Jones?(Looking up to the ventilator of the court room) Now is the winter otour discontent. Officer Lyons? Come along, Richard. Jones ?1 assure you I am not guilty?may I say 1 am not guilty.? Watchman?He haint got no home et ell, and ie a com mon vagraDt Jones?(Crouching for a spring)?Oh '. thou d d I ago ! Watchman?That alnt my name at all. (Laughter.) Recorder?Take him away then officer. Jones? (Throwing himself down and keeping hie hands in his pocket)?Come on McDuff, and damn'd be he that first cries hold, enough. (A struggle and greet contusion in the court.) Officer Lyons?Come out o' that now, will you ? Jones? (Snugging) ?I'm fired with?with Tom Lyons nerve. Unhand me, gentleman. By heavens I'll make a ghost of him that stays me. (A struggle?laughter and great confusion ) Put on thy hat Tom Lyons', lor know Ulse man, that no man of woman horn shall ever Mac beth conquer. (Laughter?continued struggling?the officers forcing Jones towards the door.) Ah, traitors! I have thee now - Richard's himself again. (Another struggle, after which Jones was raised Up passive by the officers?his eyes were turned up in his bead.) Oh?oh ; the vast renown thou?thou hast ace?acquired in con quer?conquering Richard,doth afflict htm mote thar the mere parting of tno body Irora the soul. Lyons?Will you come on, now ! Jones ?(Assuming an erect position.) Ah?ah?ah? ah?lead on?lean on?I'll follow thee. (Exit with a rush ) Common Plena. Bdore Judge Ingraham March 18? William .iuetin v? William C Thompion ? This was an action ol tresspass to recover damages lor nn Rllegcd nssnult and bti'tery. It appeared in evidence that defendant it master of one cl' tbe Havre Pocket), fail ing from this poit; that sometime in January, 1844, de fendant ordered plaintiff (then a sailor under him) to haul in tbe starboard nnin brace, nnd while in the execution of which, detiindant strnck him on the head and aide It is to recover damage* ter the injuties sustained on that occasi r that this suit is btongh? Defendant's counsel contended that this suit ought to Inve Veen brought in the Marine Court He also argHed that the captain of a sh p hsd a right to ir diet personal chastisement on a sail or, if be did cot perform his duty, which be alleged the plaintiff was not doing on the occasion rtferred to, and from their being do . fiusion of biood, there was, in fact, no assault and battery . Verdict for pla ntiff, $01. Supreme Court. Before Judge Edmonds March 13?Thomas Mc&dnm vs. Otorge Price.?The defendant Price, late of Eden ton, North Carolina, was ar rested this day, for fraudulently putting in circulation, dratti drawn by plaintiff, on an eminent banking house in this city, to the amoant of $11,000, and in default of bail he was committed to prison. The defendant applied to have the bail reduced : Judge Edmonds discharged the order, and remanded tne said defendant. Court Calandar-Thli da jr. Common Pleas ?No*. 34, 30,-30, 37, 38, 39, SO, 31, 39,17. Important DRcrsmN rs MASMCHt'srtTTa?Com monwealth ya. Lucehn Parker ?-This case came np oh exceptions trom the Municipal Court The defen dant wes there charged in an indictment nt the common law, remaining three conn*, with willully, unlawfully, and incviogly procuring nn aboition upon threo women (m imed women) by meann of a certain sharp, netalic instrument. There wns no averment that the arts of the ilet-ndrnt were againrt the oenseat ol the aaid women, ead the prnof, was in luct, otherwise; nor wns It averred that tl.'ey ""ere quick with child. The counsel for the defendant took these objection* at the trial, and moved the Jndi^c to charge the Jury that, In order to sustain the Indictment, It ?? necessary to he averred and proved that the ch'U was euic.k But the Judge refused so to ehRrge, and charged that, it was not necessary that inch averment should he me le or proved The Supreme Court however, held otherwise, and laid down the principle that an indic'ment will not He, at common law, for pro curing an abortion, with the consent of the woman ope rated upon, unless she be at the time quick with child ? Hoston Courier, Morrh 18. Thf. Rivkrs?The rivers continue lo recede; there m, however, h fofliciency ot water in the channel, fiom this to Cairo,forth? largest class of steam ers There is Ave lent Water en tbe principal bars in the Mirsouri. The Upper Mississippi is free of Ice below Dubuque. At Louisville, on the 4th inst., there were feet nt water in the canal. There were 10J feet water in the chanrel at Pittsburg, on the 97th tilt.- St. I*u?i Re vie lit, Mm , h B. DKPARTrttR Extraordinary ? Thta day the barque Mu?kingum, will depart for Liverpool, Eng land! It is juste ght days since we announced her arri val hf""c In that time she has takrn in n full c.irgoniui several passengers let England. The budding u> vet el i on the Ohio is not very extrscritinai y I was done be fore tbe last war ; but tee frcighung KM here si h West ern produce tor Liverpool is iut ? xiraji .h.a: > Let. Cin cinna'i,the reader will recollect, is p rt ef eery, anil what strange idea* wilUHl tbt mud ,v?n f an A mart can, when he stands on tti? quay ol< rpoi 1 ?i.! . < rs no American ship, freighted w 't i i>oik lar l nnd ck r.i e,fmm Ctnciiinatl, Ohio ! Sixteen hundred mle* above the Oulf of Mexico must he trace the devious w indings of that mighty stream on whose bosom she hns floated to the ncean! Kirs time* the diameter of Great Britain ha* *he Hosted down ? fresh water stream before hnrkeel tone) est the salt tides ! ? CV'ncinnoft Chrrm., March 19

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