Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 20, 1845, Page 3

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taunt, havu be<*u iarti.&l in Government Securities by the Chancery Broker, which at one time had the effect o raising their pricus; but on the I'fflt party hecewlBg i ?L-I?er last weik.the quotations were again lowered. Ex chequer bill-?,'biter undei going a coi.-iJeinble advance ImvuaLu receded. Consul) have been list done at 99$ It-duct l Three per Cents 10 '); the Throe-an-t-a Quartr-i New at 103;. and Exchequer Bills from 37 to hi pitmium In the Kureign market, the last ?ntelligence tiom Mexi co give lb? Bonds ot that country an upward impetus ; Fotiugueve l o.-.verted are like-wife higher, hut Spanish 1? lower. Brazil New have been sold at 87), Chilian 101), Columbian 14), Mexican 364, Deterred 16| Portuguese Three p -r Cents 01. Spanish l ive per Ceuu 28). and the Three per Cents 40}; Vent /.uclan Bonds have beeu done at 44). London Markets, March 3.?Aihes?Canada pot and pearls ware in good n quest, and at auction 605 brls chief ly sold at better prices; first sort pots 34s Oil to 3fls 6d, In ferior 33s ?d, second sort 23s 3d to 23s 31. First sort pearl 2-U to 34sOJ, and second sort 30s to 23. Corn ?Tbe arrivals during the week have been mode ra?e. The foreign Oats in the return came coastwise. Wheat?Somo of the country mat Wets have shown more firmness during the last day or two, and here there is not iiiich a desire to press sales, but we hear ol no improve ment in priee being realised. Barley?No improvement whatever. Oats?The supplies during the last two mouths having exceeded the consumption, continue dull sale, at tbe present currency. Beans and Peas no im provement. Flour trade is still slow. Drug-i it. -There has been a better demand for these articles, 30 chusta rhnhaib Irom New York, in bond, rn istly sold, round rather dark 2s to 2s5J; llat 2s to 2i 8J; ii.i tri >r "a 3d , 6c?. American oil peppermint sold, good, Hi to its 0!; A biles sarsaparilla from N Yoik went, at Is t j 3 31: 1 drum Ohio turpentine 2s 61; 4 bugs myrabo lame 8s (11; 45 ehts common lac dye taken in at 4) to 4)4 per lb. Motals ?The Iron market still continues in a state of much excitement, so much so as to render quotations al most unsafe; a further advance bus taken place. Tullow.-P. Y. c-indle had a quiet appearance to day, but lower rates weie not taken; at auction 8 r.asks 101 skir.s Cape sold at 39? to 40s 6d for good fine hard, and 36r 6 1 for low; -27 casks N. S. Wules at 38s 6d; 26c,a?ks Nonh Americ in nn-lted taken in ut 30s9d;3casks N Zealand sold nt 33 s 3d per cwt. ltice ? Bengal met with mo:e attention to-day, and an advancent 3d per cwtwss paid; 1387 bags, at auction, sold readily ; middling und good middling white, little dusty. Its to lis 81; first class, damaged, 10i 6d to lis; second 10s; third 6s 6d; and sea damaged and re packed, 9s to 10i per cwt. Tea.? Another dull week has passed, and in the earlier part scarcely anything of importance transpired, except ing the new arrivals of congou of the higher'gradea, from two to three thousand cheats of which have brought from 2s 3d to 3s 7J per lb; tho former arrival, however, being still coaeidered the finest chop of the season, rules at 3s 91; and but u small proportion of them now remaining in bond. Three or four mere ships will be discharging their cargoes early in the ensuing week, after which rates will bo marc Settled. Yesterday and to-day a demand has sprung up for low congou, and 101 per lb has been freely given, w^yshort drompts. Public sales will take placo on Tuet. Sy next, but not to any important amount. Tobacco -Themaiket for American tobacco very dull for exportation. The home trade a regular demand, at current prices. Lit eh cool Cotton Market, Feb. 14? (From the Circu lar ef ttie United Brokers)?In consequence of the con tinued expectation ot a reduction of duty, combined with some change of opinion in regard to the extent of the crop in tbe United States, the demand-haa been extensive for the last few days, particularly for bonded American, and prices of this description have advanced fully )d per lb, whilst other kinds are rather higher. Speculators have taki n 21,600 American, 2000 Pernambuco, 300 Bahia and 1600 Sural, and Exporters 160 American. The total salea amount to 36,060 bales. IUrorr of tho week ending February 21?(From the Circuler of the United Brokera)-8ince Saturday last, when the intelligence waa received that the duty would be entirely rescinded, to take effect as aoon aa the bill could be passed, prices have been very irregular, and the demand hai been comparatively moderate, particularly from the Trade. American descriptions, duty paid, are rather lower on the inferior qualities; on the Cotton sola at the long price, deducting tbo duty, 5 164 per lb, the holders had the advantage ot fully |d per lb. In Brazil, Kgyptianfand 8urat there is no change. Speculators have taken 14,800 American and 260 8urat, and Exi otters 450 American. The total sales amount to 35,720 bales. Livei: tool Cotton Market for the week ending Feb 33-(From the Circular of the United Brokers.) - ?The demand throughout the wetk has been vjd, both from the trade and speculators, and prices of .nerican, in bond, within the last two days are one '?ith of a penny per lb. higher, whilst duty paid re ?js without change. In Brazil, Egyptian, and Surat, a is no alteration; the latter is heavy of sale. Bpecu il bavo taken 17 600 American, and 60 Egyptian, and Aters 160 Surat; and there have been forwarded into flknntry unsold during the present month 6460 Ante .A, 260 Egyptian, and 60 Pernam * Cotton Market, March 3?Our Cotton market has had n very animated appearance since Friday last. Prices have nad an upward tendency, yet, though in some in s.outoa an advance of one eighth ef a penny per lb. has b-eu realized, we canuotquote the advunce us general ? Oa Ha:u.Jay the sales amounted to 11,600 bales, of which urjn were to speculators; and to-day 12 000 hales have changed hands, ot which, however, 4000 were also to ppfecui&torfi. Ths sales to-day comprise 10G0 Surat, 2J to 3) i;200 Pernams, 6)<i; 4(10 Egyptian, 6)dto7)d; and the runmnder American, 3)d to 5)d. Liverpool Markets, March3?Ashea.? Inconsequence of the repeal of the duty on glass, in the manufacture ol which they are used, there has been a apeculative demand tor l'oarls, cf which 2000 brls. have chaDged hands within ttie last fortnight at advancing prices, beginning at 24a end elating at 26). Pots have been told at 24s. C-iovcrsaed.?A large quantity of American waa offered ?' auction on Friday last; there was, however, scarcely ,*?.? bidding, and the whole waa withdrawn. Coal.?Price* of Coal lor export are well maintained, .id the proposed alteration of duty is likely to increase the business in this article. Corn ?Very little business has been done in foreign Wheat within the last three weeks, but there is no ma ti-riul alteration in thervalue. English and Irish sorts, in cansrquence cf sellers having submitted to a reductica tf about 21 per 70 lbs., have met a rather better sale, and at our maiket on Friday last the trade altogether had a i, mew hat firmer tone. Flour ol all sorts is in such dull request, that out [quotations must be considered in a great decree nominal Oats and Oatmeal are little wanted, and the turn cheaper. Indian Coin is likewiae in flat demand h' 27s to 29) per 430 lbs. IVe quote per 70 lbs. Canadian tree red Wheat 6. 61 to 6s 9.1, white 7s to 7s 3d; United State* red 0) 9.1 to 7s. Peas, Canndian, per qr, 33s to 84s K.'our, Canadian, per barrel 196 lbs., sweot36s to 27s, tour 3 is lo 25j; United States, sweet 27s to 2Ss, sour 21* to 28a. Oitnieal, Canadian old, per 240 lbs., 22s 6J to 23s. Ftaxsoel.?There is some little demand for sowing, at 70?; very inf rior has sold at 69s 6d. I.inseed continues scarce audinquired for. Hi.-e firm, but nothing cf importance has transpired in American. .. , . . S iltpetro.?Tho transactions in this article have been few at 25) to 28s. .. ,.| Tallow ? We havo had a tolerably goeddemand for this art clu hut prices are unimproved Yellow candle is nuc/ed 40s 6J, end Odessa 39i 61 to 40) per cwt. Soma tine N. w York has been sold at S9i 6J, being a slight dc ' 'xur.?No transactions whatever arc reported in this ar * Tea.?In consequence of their being no reduction in the duty ot Tee, for tow Fokien kinds of Congou prices havo declined Id to l)d per lb, while the good fine sorts remain firm at the previous quotations. A rather large business was done last week, and the market is steadier. Tobacco.?The Tobacco trade during the early part of too last month war btisk ; the trade aupplied themselves li-eely, and some speculative purchases ware made; latter lv however, the market hns become dull, 8nd tho ae m in t is chit Ay from exporters. There is little alteration to notice in p-ices, but they arc not quite so firm at pie ciit ns th y were u short time ago. The sales of tho past moritu amount to 1902 hhde, viz : 132 Virginia Leaf, 202 hi mmed, 241 Kentucky Leaf, and 637 Stemmed. The stuck, on hand here comprise 15,417 eg iiust 14,968 hhds luiJ at tho same period lust year. We quote 1845 1144. Jsmri liim, Leaf, laded Od to 3d 3il to 2\d Ordin'y sound.2Kd to 3<1 3d to Oil ?Middling 3'.;d to 3J4d 3,4{d to 4><d trimd tild to 4*{d 5d to flrl " Kmc 5d to Oil 5)<?d to Od " Stemmed low short. . .3U'I to 4d 4d to 4Xd Miildlius 4Hd to Od 4Md to 5il 5Kd Good 5d to Od 5>^d to Od 4 inc 5Hd to Od 5Hd to Od Kentucky Leaf 2d to 4d 3d to 4J?d ;; Stemmed o^... .. j 3><d to 5d 4d to Od Turpentine.?The ralee of Turpentine hare been few. The proponed repeal ol duty on Foreign Rosin ha* exci tr l somt: (liRmtishiction amongst our Turpentine distiller*, and pi ices are const qqpntly become almost nominal: the Trade i rem disposed io ubstrin from purchasing until thi* question is decided. ".mkiucat Pneri?iO!??. ?Wo copy the following from Pit: citcullr of the highly respectable house ot J. & C. Kit!iputrick oi Lire:pool, March 3, occupied in this busi The nniicipated changes in thu Tariff interferoil ccmi dcr.itilv with the busiuis* in general produce during the p'-st month, atill there we* a lair demand for moit arti rIt 4, and now that the intention* of government ate known, wo look for a much improved trade in the present twutY The whole import of American produce has b in large, but partial, Including some article* in exer**, and others in unusually im ill quantity. Beet continue* locumo iorward lrce.ly, and lor tho mo*t part of very pri:n' quality. Tho principal portion of our import* now coin s from the West via New Orleans, and the meat ?bows u decided superiority over that packed on the East ' i i coast. It is evident that the trade in provision* will ????litre more there every year; and with a continuance cl II K.ime attention on the part of the Western curei* to suit tlieir brands to Iho English market, there will be a growing desire hare to cultivate u direct trade Tho do h. i I during tho montli has been good, at full price*, and ? lii bosin sa very satisfactory ? dealers taking known h., n>)a without hesitation,and the leiding ot the market h i,tg in favor of tho full maintenance of present rate* P.uk it increasing monthly in supply, and tha atock is W niing l ug ' in this market. Irian haa fuither declined 3i to 41, end is now selling at rates that loan money to the picker. Til" market lor American ha* also declined in coon quonce 3* to 3s; hut a* the stock of Irish will soon h ?, x i it noted, we coufl lently anticipate an improved de ? ? ? . d some re action in price next month. Tho quali ty of mot parcel* of tho new cure now coming in is ex ceedingly prime, the only fault tning that the moat is still ion tat. f'hecso during the early part of the month, Iwd ,i vi ry dull Dale, and a tendency toward* lower rate*, but t ic dullness having in some measure parsed away,we are < nabled to retain our former quotation*. The sup plies i f Homo Cheese In Chost .r fair last week were larger thun v.-as expetecd, and tho only advance made was Is to ?isnn the choicest '.dries?the lower qualities were cheap n-irt 'plentiful Wo cannot now recede from present i its s Butter has not recovered from tlin depression ad vised in our last circular. the market lor Iiiah in the meor.time having declined Us to 4s. The stocks held both h.rc end in London arc unusually light, and with tie ordinary demand at this season, the market would soon he cleared at adrencit g rite* We look for more business doing in the coin *a ot ten day*. The arrivals repute I abovo, are not yet brought on tha market, and ?i< Iihvi! no li.iniactiou* in American to record. Urease nutter comes in now free of duly; any parcel* that have krilrcd duuug.tho month .weta at ouce taken at tha ex tremes of our quoted rote*. Of Lord, the arnvals'hsve been small , etid thejnavket ixmaw quite rtetmTof baneis while the stock of kegs held at the date of our last advicei has nearly all pawea into consumption. The value of barrel Lorff has been sustained in the absence of large supplies, but kegs are 3s lower, Irish having declined lui ly 4? per cwt. The duty being now removed Iron) ibis artiale, the shipments on the wuy will benefit to the ex. teat of the duty remitted, and under u complete free trade in the aiticle, we anticipate a great extension of the im ports to this country in coming years. The duty having also been removed from Lard Oil, the manufacturers ol that article here, fearing the competition of American, will act cautiously for some lime in their operations, and hence we look for a quiet business in Lard during the present mouth. Tallow is again a little lower, 40s being now an extreme quotation. The demand from chandlers is be ginning to fall oil, and with less inquiry, holders are becoming increasingly anxious to sell on arrival ? The market, however, will not be lower. The low price of Ashes having attracted some attention from spec ulators, led to Increased transactions, and the subsequent announcement from the government of their intention to remove the excise duty from Olass advanced the price to 34s and36s respectively, at which they now etand, with a firm market. The sales of Hide have been to a fair rx tent, at 3ji to 3Jd for New York wet salted, and general prices remain as last quoted. The quantity of North Ame. rican sold in the month was 5000, and the tUck now held is MOO. In Hemp, the demand has been rather brisker, and sales have been made at our quotations. Beeswax has been sold at ?7 13s dd, which is some advance en last month's quotations Holders of Flaxseed have lowered their prices in order to induce a demaud which, up to this time, has beeu very limited The seasou so far being backward, there are no sales yet to farmers, and until the country trade fairly opens, prices cannot well be defined. One or two sales have been made at 67s 6d, to which the transactions of the month are confined. The high rates advised in January have brought larger supplies from the Continent than (were expected. Of Clover seed, the impost from America is unusually large,and the stock here is much increased.Thejsame cause ha>|operated against a demand for Cloverteed, us for flaxseed, and until the weather becomes lavorable for sowiug, we cannot have a large business in seeds. Prime qualities are sure to meet with a market, but the parcels oi interior and old nowfhere will probably have to remain over unsold.? Timothy Seed will have a larger snlo now that the duty is remitted ; the last sales were at 31s. Linseed Cake lias had a fair sale at former rates, but the season is now too far advanced for continued shipments to any extent, as the demand will nearly cease when grass becomes plenti ful. The market for Sugar has been very unsettled, owing to the changes announced, and some time must elapse before prices become steady. It is quite evident that no decline iv price will take place during the present year, at least rqual to thoduty remitted, so that the shipper and importer will derive mora benefit from the change than the consumer. Oar Corn Market is atill without improve ment, either in actual business or in prosnrct, and all ar ticles in the trade are quoted lower. UnitlQ States' flour has been sold in bond at 10s 61 for sweet, and 14s for sour, and no sxtensive sale* could be made, even at these low rates. State er Trade irv the Manufacturing Duthicts.? Trade is in a healthy atate. The Manchester market con tinues brisk, notwithstanding the rather unfavorable ad vices from India by the last mail, and the demand for all descriptions is good at somewhat higher prices. Ooods are also in rrquest at steady ratrs. The accounts from Leeds, Halifax, Bradford, Rochdale, and other parts of the manufacturing districts, report favorably of the state of trade in those towns and their neighborhoods ; and the proposed abolition ot duties will, most probably, when they couie into oporation, infuse a greater degree of brisk ness into business. Havre, Feb. 28.?Previous to the commencement of this week, the Cotton trade had a very lively aspect; considerable purchases wero mado by speculators, and prices had advanced if ; since the above period, howev er, the market haa become quieter ; the transactions have nevertheless been daily to a fair extent, and prices have fully maintained themselves at our quotations. The large amount of sales lately effected, and the advance in Erices, are no doubt the chief motives by which buyers ave been actuated in keeping aloof ; but the nature ol the advices to thn 6th inst. brought by the St Nicholas, from New York, appears to have created a degree of hesi tation amongst dealers, but more especially amongst speculators, and as the next accounts from the other side of tha Atlantic are expected to be more conclusive, little or no change is looked for until they come forward.? Within the last werk several cargoes have come in, and the imports lince the commencement of the month are 31,583 bales, whilst the sales have reached 51 394 bales ; but the outgoings cannot be stated at more than 39,000 bales, tbo demaud from the trade, although the stock in the internal districts is far from heavy, being merely to supply immediate wants, the principal portion of the ope rations having boen on speculation. Tha sales this week amount to 6617 bales, viz :? 2989 bales New Orleans, duly paid .. F53.50 a 70.? 806 " Mobile, .. 52.50 a 64.50 1435 " Upland, " .. 52.? a 63.50 ? " Sea Island, " .. a ?.? 627 ?' Brazil, " .. 7150 a 77.? 50 " Peruvian, " .. ?.? a 72 ? ? " (laudelnnpe, " a ? 20 " Cayenne, " .. ?.? a 90.? Pricks or United States Short Staple Cottons, Ac cording to the Havre Classifications. Tres. Von. Pt. Von. Ifas. oid. Oi'din. ord. cour. Cour. cour. New Orl's., 53 59 63 67 71 73 17 Mobile, 53 59 62 66 69 ? ? Upland, 53 58 61 63 66 69 ? , Stocks this day GO 076 bales, of which 64 607 are Uuited States. At this period in 1844 they were 110,369, of which 99,961 were Americau. Athes ? The transactions in ashes have been limited; this week, however, rather more demand has been manilested for American potash, and pri ces are well supported at our quotations. 170 bbls 1st brands 1844, partly to arrive, iouud buyers, at t 34 63} to 34 75 per kil duty (f 8 35) paid. Littie business has been done in Pearls, which are quoted 36 60 to 87 for consump tion. A lot of New Yark Bees' Wax has brought f 3 10 per } kil duty paid. Owing to the limited supply few sales have been effected in Hides; 306 New Orleans dry have realized c 76- Hops ?since a sale of 10 hales at f 153 60 last week, nothing whatever has been done, nor does there seem to be any disporition to purchase. Prices at present are therefore nominal at the quotation. Rice.? No alteration has taken place in this article, which re mains without activity, and without change in prices. The sales in Carolina Rice this week ware 333 tierces, old and new growth, at ,f 31 36 to 37, according to quality, per| 60 kil duty, i 1 37}. paid. Roain?814 barrels of St. Mchol as Irom New Yerk, have been cold this work f 13 60 per 100 kil deliverable on the spot. Tallow, Our market (or Tallow has been entirely neglected, and prices are therefore nominal at our quota tions. 1st quality is worth f 61 per 60 kilos, duty paid. American Lard is scarce and sought after; 153 bbls New Orleans, to arrive, found buyers this week at f 60 for home use. Whalebone.?Very littfn inquiry has taken place, and prices hr.vo receded Item previous rates. The only sale to repoit this week is 6 torn American fishery, north-western, at I 3 37} per } kil, duty paid, and 1 ton southern at f 3 _43|. Woods.?Scarcely anything has been done in Dye Weeds during this week, the only sale to no tice being 36 tons Sf. Domingo Logwood, ctf7 76, per 60 kilos, duty paid. We quote Campeachy, Spanish cut, at f 10 80 to 11. Some arrivals came in trom St. Domingo, Porto Rico, and New Yoik. Rotterdam, Feb 34?In consequence or the naviga tion having closed, business is in a state of quietude. Cot ton is firm in value, and good ordinary sorts are in better request owing to their scarcity. Calcutta, Jan. 7?We can scarcely notice the slight est alteration in our maikets for either import* or exports since 30th ult. Money, lor all commercial pupoeea, con tinues abundant. After the delivery of the letters on the 33d ult., our market in Indigo became very active, with out the accounts from home having any cftect on pi ices here, or if any,'it was in favor of the sellers. The high est price paid i? February last was 176 Company's rupees at auction for one of the first marks, whereas the J A 8? M has lately (old at an average of 178 Company's rupees, so that we may hereby conclude that we ate now from 10 to 16 rup.-es above the last year's February sales. Frciuhts at Liverpool, March 3.?Messrs. Focke and Boult, ship-brokers, quote freights to New York?Dead weight, 9s to lis; earthenware, 6s; and fine goods, 15s per ton. Bocton- Dead weight, ft i to 30s ; earthenware, hj ; and fine goods, 30iperton. Philadelphia- Dead weight, 16s to 17s 6J ; earthenware, 10s to 13< 64 ; and fine goods, 36s p-:r ton. Baltimore?Dead weight,,15s to 17s 6J: caith enware, 10s; and fine goods, 36s per ton. New Orleans? Salt, 4s ; other wrighc, 7s to 10s ; earthenware, 59 ; and fine goods, 30s per ton. Savannah, Mobile, and Charles ton, nominal. Affairs in Albany.? It appears by the corres pondence of C. Livingston <fc Co., that the follow ing transpired in Albany on the 18th inst. Tho hill to prevent runbirg and trotting horses in (he streets or avenues of New York was repotted today by tho standing committee to which the original bill, iotro duced by Mr. Moulton, was referred. Tho committee on the judiciary reported a bill lo day, repealing all existing lawi regulating pilotage by way ol Sandy Hook. There was a proviso attached to the bill, which gave rise to considersble debate, that the pilct* holding licenses prior to March 10, 1846, should be per. mitted to retain them and act ?s pilots, nothing however in the bill to be so construed as to prevent any person be coming a pilot. Mr. Maihor was the principal defender ot the bill, which, he contended, was approved of by all parlies interested in it. Mr Morrison assumed the contrary position, contend ing that the effect of the bill, if passed, would be to con fii m the monopoly In the hands of the pilots. The bill was passed and sent to the Senate In the course of the debit ?. Mr. Mather endorsed a character for the commis sion of pilots in no way complimentary to those individu ate, or to tho discrimination of the Governor and Senate in assisting them. Tho Committee on Colleges, Sec., propose a new diapo sition of the income that may arise from the $84,000 which has been kicked trom pillar to post by several Legisla tures A bill had passed the Senate adding the principal sum to the capital of the school fund, but no special ap propriition of the income of the turd was made. The committee of the House report the bill appropriating the income to the support of tho norma! school. A resolution hoi been sent to the Attorney General far his opinion whether or not tho concurrent resolution by which it is proposed that tho New York ami Krlc Rail way shall enter portions of Pennsylvania requires the as sent of two-tbirds of the members elected. All action on the resolution will, of course, be suspended until tke re port is reoeived. The Senate's doings were not of much moment. A bill was reported by Mr. Clark, to repeal the law of 1839, In relation to certain truats. This act, when it passed in 1839, gavo rise to much discussion, and tho usual compli ments will, no doubt, be extended to the members of the Legislatnr*i by the Shakers. Their mode ?f lobby ing was effectively brought into play in 1839, and they will, doubt less, beat it again. We have another aaow storm, but the snow melts a* fast ai It falls. From Tampico.?The Teaz?r arrived here or Saturday night frov mnico, which port she let' on the 28th ult. C..H -on O. reports that he sailed in eompuny with Jhe British mail steamship Teviot, for Vera Cruz. Left oft'the bar, the British frignt> Inconstant, waiting for specie to convey to Jama cai, to be forwarded by the mail steamers to Eng land. Cnpt. G. further informs us that on the 2nd ult- a conducta arrived at Tampico from the inte rior, with #2,800,000 ui Bpecic.?-/Veto (Meant Trope, March 10. NEW YORK HERALD. New York, Thursday, Jbrth SO, IMS. The Late Highly Important News from Kurope?New Position of JCngland and America The news from Europe by the "Cambria," and of which we give, aa usual, a full and careful risumi, ia of the greatest interest in a political, commercial, and even theatrical point oi view.. England manifests towards the United States the Afloat friendly and conciliatory aspect?is reducing the taxes on articles of commerce?and in order to exhibit, in the most flattering manner, an affec tionate disposition towards us, has actually made a second Mra- Siddons of Miss Cushman, and placed Mr. Edwin Forrest exactly in his proper position ! Not a syllable has been uttered in Parliament against Mr. Calhoun's famous letter and policy. We had anticipated a perfect outburst of British feeling against the policy of our government on the Texas question. To our utter astonishment, the indications have been of an exactly opposite cha racter. Everything indicates the most conciliatory and friendly disposition on the part of Great Bri. tain towards this country. It is perfectly clear that the high, bold, and independent policy of Mr. Cal houn has brought John Bull to his senses. He finds that he cannot afford to quarrel with this country, and smilingly assents that we should go on increasing our territory to our hearts' content Instead ot flyiug into a passion, and talking of warj John Bull extends the hand of friendship to us?ex presses his desire to extend and perpetuate the most friendly relations between the two countries?and has actually already made a movement tor thel formation of a new commercial treaty of mutua good-will and advantage. Free trade, too, is ad vancing in England, and altogether this intelli gence from Europe is gratifying, cheering, and full of promise in every point of view, political and commercial. Such, then, has been the effect of the moral in fluence created and exercised by the high, elevated, bold and independent position and policy assumed by Mr. Calhoun. His place is now occupied by Mr. Buchanan. Let him see to it that he ponders well upon his position, and that ot his country, at this important crisis. Let him see to it that he main tains this country in its present dignifisd and influ ential position as regards its foreign relations. The destinies of this land and the fortunes of free government, for many years to come, are now de pendent on the wise, just and bold direction of the foreign policy of the general government. Thi Ciiarer Election?Ma. Skldkn's Extraor dinary Speech.?Our municipal election is now in the most interesting crisis. Mr. Selden has shown himself equal to the emergency, and in one night has given to the aspect of parties in this city a new aid most cheering character' His eloquent, forci ble and admirable speech at National Hall, on Tuesday evening, has excited the warmest appro bation cf the intelligent men of all parties. It was, indeed, a masterly effort, and will be productive of great and lasting benefit to the great cause of civi' and religious liberty. in this charter election the municipal affairs of the city constitute, comparatively, but one of the least important issues. The very existence of reli gious liberty in this country is involved in the con test. W e have no fear for the result. The man ner in which Mr. Selden has met and grappled with the despicable and intolerant movement called ^nativeism," gives us good assurance that the career of that miserable faction is ended. Mr Selden has intimated his willingness to speak in any one ot the wards, and we trust that his whig friends will call upon him, and that by their united exertions the miserable rump to which "nativeiem'' has been reduced, will be utterly annihilated on the day of election. Mr. Se Id em's great speeeh, as reported by us, was in everybody's hands yesterday. The call for it was almost unprecedented, and we had to print a second edition of many thousands in order to meet the demand. University of New Yore.?There was a very interesting display took place last evening at this Institution, being the delivery of diplomas to 120 Medical Students, in the presence of a great num" ber of ladies, the Faculties of Columbia College, and of the College of Physicians and Surgeons.? The large hall was crowded te excess, and many went away unable to obtain admittance. We had prepared a pretty full report ot the whole proceed ings, together with the names of the graduates, but for want of space are obliged to omit it for the pre. sent Movements or Travellers?At the principal Hotels yesterday, there was considerable accese sionof travellers from various portions of the Globe. At the " Astor"are J. B. Weller, of.Ohio; Messrs. Glover, Boyd, and Kenny, of Boston ; Mr. Ander son, of England ; Ogden, of Canada; also, Don Pablo Soler, and Baron de Mausehacfc, of Barce lona; Messrs. Anpold and Peter, of Lyons. At the " American," Mr. Edward Oxley, of England, and Lucius Bulkley, Albany. At the " Globe," Mr. J. A. Hadden, of England. At the " Howard," Messrs E. Croswell, of Albany, J. H. Forsyth, of Ohio, W. T. Lannin, of North Carolina, and G. E. Ben?, of Boston. At the " City," Messrs. Bur well, of Mobile. Lannin Sc Bent, of Boston. At the "Waverly, Messrs. iteddell, of Albany, Earl, of Providence, A. Taylor, and G. Aldrich.of Bangor. It does not appear that the Mexican Minister has engaged any apartments as yet in the city, nor is His^Excellency expected until the final | adjournment of the Senate, further protracted by the usual ceremonies attendant upon the death of a Senator. Concert of tiii Hutchinson Family.?Last night these young children of the old Granite State gave the first of a series of vocal entertainments at Niblo'e, before a very full audience, who bestowed upon them that applause to which native talent has so strong claims, and which they in some measure deserved. The programme presented a long list of songs, but very few of them possess any merit, and those which raise themselves above mediocrity are spoiled through an arrangement which even an ap parent necessity cannot excuse. Amongst the manifold kinds of vocal music, the <juartetto, or song in four parts, ranks uppermost, and we would hail its introduction in America as one of the best auxiliaries in the promotion and improvement of musical taste. Its importance, particularly in the song-unions, is fully acknowledged in Germany, and many of the brightest ornaments ot the art, such us Mendelssohn, Speier, Liszt, have made it an object ot their especial attention; but these quar tettos are entirely different from those ?f the Hutchinsons', which, in reality, are nothing more than common bttllade, written for one person, and arranged and sung by four. The effect produced by this contrivance certainly is very pleasing, and must even give "unbounded" delight to persons who do not go to the Italian opera because they do not understand the language ; but similar adapta tions cannot be countenanced as wrong in principle, and we would advise that they might be replaced by the original quartetto. With regard to execu tion the family acquitted themselves very well; neither of them can boast of a remarkable voice or artistical superiority, but th? y are excellently drill ed, and, from frequently practising together, have acquired a sort of routine which must be appre ciated. Some ol the concerted pieces-we canuot say much good of the solo?contain, here and there, a beautiful harmony, principally in soft passages, as, in general, the piano seems to be their forte. Want of space prevents us from specifying to day, which we intend doing at some future time, but we must say, that we prefer, by far, the comic songs to the serious ones; they were somewhat soporific, and one or two of them would make an excellent article of exportation to China instead cf?opium. Late from Rio.?The Cornelia, Captain Young* mtde a line passage from Riode Janeiro, and arri ved here yesterday with advices to the 2d ult. The frigate lUritan, Captain Gregory, and brig of war Bainbriilge, were at Rio?the latter under sailing orders. 03- Gas consumers arc in to attend an ex hibition ol Portable Gis, this t Tuning at 7 o'clock, at the National Hall, Canal street. Court Calendar?'This day. Common Tlsas.-Noi 34, 3*,3ft,99,41, 43, 43, 44, 11,10. Enthusiastic Meeting of the Empire Club | hirmgkt-tfet '? Empires" In the ir>slll tm the SpringCampulgh. There was a very large and enthusiastic meeting of the Empire Club last night, at St. John's Hall ? After electing James K. Polk to the Presidency, the Don Giovant of the democracy, with his gallan^ band are prepared to exterminate the " natives,' and achieve a glorious victory over all opposition, in the coming charter election. Captain Rykdi&s occupied the Chair. Atrer the meeting was called to order, a com mittee conaiating of Mesera. Rees, Potter, Phillips, Minor, and Ling, waa appointed to draft resolutions expressive of the views of the Club, at the present crisis in city afldirs. Tlie PnmnufT then addressed the Clnb. He said thev

wese again called on to redeem the city from the mel-ad ministration of the party at present in power in the Corporation. When Mayor Harper was elec ted, it was supposed that he was a man of ca. pacity and fidelity?that there would be an econo - raioal government, and a reform of all abuses All these pledges had been recklessly violated. The expen ditures of the present year were $140,000 more than last year. Thus, instead of economy, there had been the gros sest extravagance. The only result had been the ap oointmeut of a large number of police officers, who perse cuted the poor with the greatest cruelty, whilst the rich and arrogant offender was allowed to go " unwhipt ol justice." (Cheers) lie had been present at the " native" meeting last night, and heard one of the speaker* say, that if they could not succeed with paper bullets at the ballot box, they were prepared to use bullet* of another descrip tion (Hisses ) From that it was apparent that they were ready to use violence in their interlerence with the rights of voters. He, lor one, was ready to preserve at all hssarda the peace of the city and the rights of voters ? (Loud cheering ) He concluded by exhorting the " Em pires" to summon their energies lor the work of extirpa ting the intolerant and proscriptive " native," party.? (Loud cheers.) After some remarks, expressive of his determined opposition to all intolerance and religious sectarianism iu political contests, the Captain concluded amid loud applause. Mr. Rkks then presented the following resolu tions, which were adopted by acclamation :? Whereas the approach of the city election is close at hand, and it is desirable to obtain an efficient, liberal, and economical government; and whereaa tbia Club cannot for many reasons recognise such s government in the office-holders of the Corporation of last year ; and where as also, we are opposed to the proscription of thefforeigner who seeks an asylum on our shores. Therefore, Resolved, That the Empire Club will use its utmost exertions to prevent the reelection of any ot the officers nominated by the Native American party, for the reason th|t their measures have been distinguished by intole rance and persecution. That so far from decreasing, they hove increased the expenses of the city?that they have not fulfilled their promise* of reform, but have made the community the victims of their falie promises. Resolved, We will not, cannot support the whig can didate for Mayor, when we remember the unholy alliance of'that party with the Native American party in the last eKotiou, tor the defeat of the democrats in the recent election. Resolved, That we will heartily support with all our atlength, such candidate aa may (be nominated by the convention convenedffor the purpose, and elect ed by the primary meetings of the wards, i iSResoived, That we cannot part without expressing our amnion that neither our General or Ward Committees hehre ol right a discretion or power to recommend any candidate for office, or to recommend his dismissal unlesa upon well authenticated charges. Resolved, That we entertain a profound respect for the character and past servicea of the Hen. John C. Calhoun; wfe regard him as the most profound statesman of the age, possessing an intellect unsurpassed, an honeaty of pUrpoae unexampled in tho history ot the great (men of ottr country. The following gentlemen were appointed as a commit tee on the subject ol a torch light procession to meet at Stoneall's Hotel to-morrow evening :? Thomas Smith, Joseph Shanfroid, Daniel Sweeny, Thomas Nesbitt, John Farley, Michael Phillips, Joseph Cornell, Dennis McGuire, James Reese, and Joseph Mur pky. The following gentlemen were appointed a Committee of Safety: 1. Ryndara,'James Beckett, John Austin, Jaa. G. Smith, and Henry Shanlroid. Several eloquent and spirited speeches were af terwards made, and the Club adjourned, fully pre pared for energetic action throughout the cam paign City Intelligence. Police Office, March 19.?Robbery in the First De orke.?A man named John Closter, of Greensburgh, Westchester county, went into a ho use in AnthoDy street near Orange, to sell pickles. While there, he was asked by two men to treat, and complied with their request ? Wh:le drinking with them, auother man oame up, and asked Closter to treat On his refusing, he was knockrd down and beaten, and bit; and robbed ot $7, in quarters. Two of the men who beat him, were identified by him, and gave their names as Charles Ross and John Bennett. Thsy were both fully committed. Anoiher?Fan el Durnion, of No. 6 Jersey atroet, Went into a house on the Five Points to sell brooms, and while there he was attacked by Miss Mary Jones and Eliza Jones, who robbed him of a purae containing about ?6 Thsy ware arrested and committed. Grand Larceny.?A black man named Bobby Hodge, was arrested und committed for stealing a silver watch worth $8, and a wallet containing $96, and a silk hand kerchief, from Tnomas Arney, of 433 Greenwich street. . Owners Wanted at the lower police office for six over coats, supposed to be stolen. Apply to officers Joseph and Jackson. Coroner's Office, March 13.?Nothing in thia office ] to day?not even a spark of fire in the grate, probably in consequence oi the Cleric argning that it wag the duty of the Coroner to attend to dead subjects only, and that life should not exist even in the coals. A very cold argument to say the least of it Court of Oyer and Terminer* Before Judge Edmonds, and Aldermen Winship and Dickinson March 19.?The Court opened at 101 o'clock. The trial of W. Jonea wss nostponea. Tiial of James Eager, far murder, resumed.?Effects of Jealousy.? Mary Makii im u testified that she kept a board j ing house in Water street where Eagar's wile resided ; | she received a message to go over to Mrs Kelly's on tho night of the 3d December, a* she was in labor, and wan* tfd her to come there. She replied that it was no auch thing, that "Jones was high, and they wanted to get her there." She did not go, aud waa in the house all night antil morning. Tbe prosecution here rested. Mr. Derrt opened for the defence, and made a very elo quent and affecting appeal on the part of the prisoner. The counsel iu the present case had tendered their servi ces gratuitously, and were not the paid agents of the pri or. Thiy did jnot ?oner. Thty did jnot mean to say "that the prisoner had cot committed the offence ; but they meant to show that he waa actuated by feelings of Jealousy towards his wife's paramsur. The parties belonged to the lowest grade of | society, and lived a life ol idleness in the lowest part ol the city ; entertaining suspicions of his wife's improper intimacy with Williams, he went to Mrs. Kelly's house, where he suspected his wife was, and Mrs. Kelly refused him edmittanoe. Hi* suspicions, therefore? Mr Patesson.?1 submit that suspicion would not jus tify the committal of the offence. Mr. Derrt resumed, and detailed the line of defenea which principally rested on tho suspicions entertained by Eagar, a* to his wife's fidelity ?EfKlSCK. Capt. Court testified as to the intemperate and vicious habits of the prisoner who was frequently intoxicated. Cspt. John IIoitk corroborated the testimony of Capt. Coriy?adding, that Kagar when sober wa* a quiet man. Capt. W. C. Bertrand corroborated the testimony of thu last witness -adding, that drink had the effect of ma king Kagar angry and jealous?boisterous and quarrel some. Capt John McBaiDK, sworn?I know the prisoner; I am owner of a sloop,and often employed Edgar in my ser vice; he was an intemperate man. Wm. McCutchin, a boatman, sworn?Examined by Mr Brady.?I remember the night before the murder: I was in HofT's store with Williams and Kagar; I drank there that night; I found bath drinking together and talking in a friendly manner; we all drank and took three or four 7lasses a piece; there was no quarrel between them when left; I don't exactly recollect if I left them behind in the store; I saw Kagar some time before this; he had a long spree before this; f could not say exactly if I left them behind; 1 heard no talk about Edgar's wife; 1 saw Kagar's wite not since; 1 saw her about a month before at Hoff'a store; 1 know that Williams and Kagar's wife knew each other Crott Examintd by Mr Pitman?1 can't say that we drank mere than thiee times; 1 oan't say that I saw Kagar for the two or three days previous' This witness having detained the Court for some time, received a ihirn reprimand for diaobeying the subpoena t, when the case reeled. of th? Court, Mr. Brady summed up for defence. The first word of consolation which the prikoner received after the com mission ef thia act, was the vieit he received from hie counsel. The wife of the unfortunate prisoner, who should be now at his side in his hour of peril end danger, was absent from his side, which afforded a strong pre sumption aato her criminality. Kroqi the moment Kagar was committed to piison to the present hour, she never sew her husband nor visited him in his dungeon, and she now was, perhaps, amusing herself shout the city, he could not say how. Mr.B. made a long and able appeal to the'footings of the jury and the Court, and at the conclu sion of bis address was warmly greeted by several mem bers of the bar. ?.Mr. Paterson replied at much length and*commented on the testimony at length, and the admitted fact of the of fence having been committed by the prisoner, left it a rlesr case far the jury to render u verdict upon. The chiet question for consideration was the legal definition o( the crime which he considered to have been a cool do liberate act of murder, embracing the chief ingredieuts oi malice prepense, and one that was deeply aggravated ? After citing the law in relation to murder, and comment ing on the facta introduced in evidence, he oonoluded, when, Evening Session. Ilii Honor the Judge charged, that from the able man ner in which the counsel on both sides had conducted the case, his duty was contracted within a very small apace. The killing of the man being admitted, it was lor the jury to decide whether It was through premeditafrd dtrtgn, or the more mitigated offence of mmilaugbtir. If the former, it must be murder, If the latter, it can be either man slaughter In the 1st, 2nd 3rd, or 4th degree. His Honor then explained very tullv to the Jury, the Crimea that might constitute any at these four degrees. Alter which, he procerdfd to charge, that the connin! for the defence nsd said in his summing up, that the jury were to be judges of both the law and facta; ho considered that the jury must not disregard the law, as laid down by the - .. i ft i Court; it tho latter state it in erroneous terms, (hen it csn hereciiflid ; if on the contrary, the Jury could not eor. rec.t their error* But if the Jury were satisfied that the ng the Court was wrong in charging them, then ihry had the power to disregard that eharg*. Hit Honor then proceed e<l to touch upon the principal points ofdelenoe, and con cluded, when the Jury retired, and after en absence cf one hour, rendered a verdict of guilty, with e recommende tion to mercy General NmIom. Before Ike Recorder, end Aldermen Drake and Devoe, Jonas I. I'millim, E?q., actings* Dietrict Attorney. e . March 19,?Trial for obtaining Coodt by Falte Pre tencei.?Thomas Barrett wm tried and convicted upon an indictment lor the above offence, in having obtained four coat* to mske up, from David Close, clothier, ol No 78 Cherry street, on the 1st o> November, by false represen tations. It appeared in evidence, that the coats were given Bar rett tj make up, upon his tepresei,Utions that be had meu in hi* employ, and could make them up with des patch. The coats were never returned, and it was ascer tained that they had been pledged alter having been made up by Barrett. Sentence suspeuded. J K. Hackett, Esq., tor the defence. Chand Larceny.?A black man, named George Green, was tried and convicted ol the above offence, for stealing a coat, pair ol pantaloons and vest, worth about $44, from his employer, Mr. Charles Plienta, on the idth ol Febru ary last. An attempt was made on the part of the delence to prove that the coat, which had never been worn, and cost $97, was worth but $18, and the pants, which cost $19, worth only $7, but the jury seemed to think that a I slop shop dealers appraising was not the beat in the world, and very properly convicted Sentence deferred A. D. Russell appeared for defendant Trial far Burglaiy in the 1st decree.?John Bantu was tried upon an indictment lor the above offence, in break ing into the premises No. 903 East Broadway, upon the night of the 6 th of December, and stealing an overcoat and hat. As it did not appear that the front door was locked, under the iuiimation of the court, the jury found the accused guilty of a petit larceny only. Sentence six months in the penitentiary. Mton 3rd degree-~A young man, named Henry Macy, was placed at tnebar on the above charge, for tiring the store of Collin, Bradley and Co., No. 44 Exchange Place, I on the night ol the 8th of February last. Edmuno Corrnv, (of the Urn of Collin, Bradlee Ik Co.,) being sworn?testified that Macy was a clerk in the em ploy ot their firm on the 8th of February last, and had been lor seven or eight months. On that evening, at half past eight o'clock, the premises were discovered to be on lire in the third story. The fire had burned about two cases of goods?one of purses and one ot mitts;', about six of the beams were churred, and the flooring burned. The loft had not been opened that day. There was no stove there or grate, and we had never had a tire there; there was a flue in the backlottice, but the Are waa not near it; the door of the lolt was unlocked. I did net see these appearances until Monday, two days alter the tire occurred. YVe miss ed a good deal ol property, valued at from about $1,000 to $1,900, which we had 1 eason te believe was stolen. We found one piece of cloth at a jeweller's, Ne. $71 Pearl st.; another at 91 j Bowery, at Mr. Joseph's; a part of a piece ol cassimere at No. M Maiden Lane, at tbwefftce of a Mr. Thayer; another piece at the store of Mr. Adolphus. The prisoner made confessions to me that hti had stolen the goods. I got into the carriage with him ts soon as he was arrested; 1 took a bill of goods which )te had sold out of my hat, and told him that 1 had proof th it he did|stesl the 5oods, and he then confessed it. He at first denied it ? .fter he had admitted th at he had stolen goods, I then told him that it wonld be better lor him to tell all he knew about the matter. James M. Smith, Esq., counael for the accused, objected to the reception of any evidence of confession drawn from the prisoner on a statement that Mr. Coffin had proof of his guilt?which statement should be regarded in the light of a threat, and in law could not be received. Mr. Phii.lifs opposed the position of Mr. Smith, but the Court sustained tho motion and ruled out the confession. Examination Returned.?From declarations made by Macey we recovered a portion of the property. Geosoe G. Haycock, also one of the firm, testified that he was at the store at half past 4 o'clock, on the 8th February, and at that time Macey went to the post office, and brought back a letter; he then went to the second story to cover up the goods; witness left the store about half past 6 o'clock, and the third atoty on the left was then closed; he then testified to having visited the pre mises, and finding the door leading to the second story locked, but apparently before the door bad been closed; to Macey1! being in the store when he left with another cleik and the porter, Mr Ferguson, who was sent up by Macy to the house of witness lor the keys of the store. Chas Fehouioiv, the porter, being sworn, testified that he saw Macey coming down from tlie 3d story on the evening of the Are before shutting up; he hung some keys upon a nail, and locked up the books ,;n the vault; on one occasion saw the witness take a piece of silk or satiD. Some other testimony was offered to prove confessions, but it was ruled cut. Other evidence was adduced to prove that a piece of satin had been traded for a gold watch by the prisoner, at the store of Mr. Henry Hart in Chatham street The case was submitted without argument and the jury acquitted him. He will be tried upon an indictment for grund larceny next term. He waa admitted to bail upon that indictment. The grand jury came into court and were diacharged , for the term. I Trial for Riot and Jtnault?Two men named Peter j Bendal and George Glazeman were put to the bar upon < an indictment for a riot and an aaaault upon Municipal1 Policeman Ruth. During the progresa of the cauae Glazeman lett the court for an interpreter, and didn't come back again. Bendal, who is partially crszy, was convicted and sent to the hospital of the penitentiary for three month*. At half-paat 3 o'clock the aturt adjourned. Common Plena. Before Judge Ingraham. Mabch 19 ?Aaron Serjeant vs. John Mien.?This was an action of treapass on tne case, to recover compensation for aervicea alleged to have been rendered. It appeura that the plaintiff in thia case was a commission agent, and at such he had entered into an agreement with defendant whereby he waa to raise money by bond and mortgage on premises; situate in 34th st. and 4th avenue, and also to effect the sale or mortgage of a farm; for auch services he was to receive compensation in the shape of commission, this commission not having been paid, he now brings suit. | For defenco it was shown that plaintiff and defendant en tered into an agreement superseding the former, and set ting forth that if certain conditions contained in that agreement were fulfilled defendant would pay nlaintiff $160; one of these stipulations was, that plaintiff should introduce defendant to a Mr Itobinson, and if the latter | and defendaut could " trade," and if the money should be Said over and the deeds delivered, then, and not till then, elendan* was to receive $110 ; this condition not having been fulfilled, and the plaintiff not having appeared wb en called, the jury rendered a verdict for delcadant by de ftralt. U. I, Marshall's Office. i March 19.?Jlrrest? Edmond Neabitt, mate of the Ame rican ship" Montauk," was arrested on a charge ol assault, ing Mark Thompaon, the mate of the veasel, on the high sea*, while on a voyage from thia port to Canton. The priaonerwili be examinedi to-morrow. Board of Kducatlon. March 19?Thia Board met last evening. The PreaS dent, Girardus Clarke, Esq , in the chair. The minute* of the laat meeting were read and ap proved. The Comptroller't Report?Satire Economy.?The Paaai- j MIT alter the reading ot the minutes, arose and handed in a written document, ftating hii own view* on the sub ject of the Comptroller's Report, wh#h be reed. It im pugned the motives of the Comptroller in relation to hi* published report. Mr. Ely considered the remarks of the President in re lation to the report of the Comptroller,were uncalled tor Mr. Emmett moved that the remarks ot the President should be printed, as it waa e perfect antidote to the re port of the Comptroller, who impugned the conduct of | this Board. Air. 8KIDM0KK opposed the publication ot the Presi dent's remark* under the aanction of the Board, a* it would entail expense*. Mr. Nichol waain favor of publication. Mr. Johixon moved to amend by referring the addreaa of tho President to a committee. Mr. Daaar opposed the motion ot Mr. Emmett. Mr. Rich was in favor of publication. The revolution was adopted. A communication waa received from the State Super intendent in anawerto a resolution of the Board, aaking his opinion in relation to the action af the County Super intendent, on the subject of the difficulties now existing between the latter officer and the Board, in which the State Superintendent declined giving an opinion until the matter came before him on appeal. The communication waa ordered on the file. Public Schools,?Mr. NichOll presented the report of j the committee on Annual Apportionment. Amount to be appropriated, for 1845, $187,089 44. Average number of scholars attending daring tne year, is -44,354 444-480. Tbe average number of scholars that actually attended the se veral schools during the year 1843, amounted to 18,467 133-430. Increase or the average number ot scholars at tending the several schools and societies during the year 1844 to 1843, 4,887 084 410. Amount received per scholar in 1845, ia $7 68; do in 1844, $9 33,showing a decrease in 1843 from 1844, of $1 84. Mr. Knoi moved that the Report be accepted. Mr. Allen moved to emend by excepting such schools aa had excluded the Bible. The amendment waa lost. The question on the original report and resolution waa adopted?Ayea 30, Noes 7? majority 13 Mr. Ely presented Report* Irom Committee on Finance in favor of granting an appropriation for 16th Ward school Mr. Bkidmoke opposed the adoption of the Report. It merely presented facts, and tho acnool in question was an useless expense, as there ,were scarcely any scholars in the place. He moved to lay on the table. Mr. Townsknd on the authority of the trustees, con tradicted the last speaker. What he statad was untrue. Mr. Sxibmork contended he was correct in his opin. ions. Tbe school in question was not necessary. The motion was lost, and the report was adopted. Report in favor of appropriation for 17th ward. Re committed. For 14th ward. Recommitted. llnifnaiion?A communication waa received from Mr. Wheeler, a member of the Board, tendering hi* resigna tion. Not acted upon. Mr. Nicoll presented a report in favor of establishing ? High Hihool in the city, and in fsvor of amending the act in relation thereto. Mr Allen opnosed the adoption ot tho report, and mov ed it be laid on the tnhle j when the Board adjourned. Ohio IGvkr.?At Pittsburgh, on Saturday after noon, there were ten feet of water in the channel of the river. At Wheeling, on Saturday, the river had seven teen feet of water in the channel. The Cincinnati Gaaette of Friday, says the river continues to rise at this point, and some of ourfcit zens along Water street, between Pike and Broad way, have already vacated iheir houses. At the foot of Broadway, the water was over the curbing ate yesterday evening. Murdsr.?A cold blooded murder waa commit ted at the State Prison here yesterday, (Sunday.) While the convicts were returning to their cells from the chapel, a prisoner named Wyatt, subbed another named Gordon, killing him almost instant y. They had both been in the Ohio State Prison together, snd it is supposed had been comrades in crime. Wyatt is a desperate fellow, nnd nearly escaped from the prison last autumn. Hewasun derthe impression that Gordon had given informa tion to frustrate his plan to escape ; and took this I means to avenge himself Wyatt confesses totwo 1 murders in Ohio. He is now in irons, confined in his cell. Gordon'* sentence would have expired next May?Livibgtfon'i Aubvrn Ltlttr, Mar. 17. Trial of "Big Tkud*r," tire A nil-Rent**? PMgna of?e War. ? <Krota aur Special Coaeipondent ) Hudson, Tuesday Evening, March 18. When 1 lasl wrote, it appeared to me exceeding ly likely?almost certain?that the trials ot the par ties indicted and now in custody here tor resistance to law, and various outrages of a more or less seri ous character?would have been proceeded with to-day ; but who can calculate with any certitude upoa legal proceedings! At present, nothing stronger than probability exists on which to predict fhe exact time when " Big Thunder" and his ac complices may be tried, and it is my opinion that it now remains in a glorious state of uncertainty. Should these trials come on, they will undoubt edly be tedious, and ol long continuance. There are about twenty persons indicted for vanous ot fences. In some instances, they are indicted two or three together, in others, as many as eleven or twelve are included in the true bills found against I them. lir. Houghton, once for manslaughter, snce for corn-piracy, once lor robbery, 'or assault and battery, and again for assault and ba'.tery witn deadly weapons. Two others, Mortiwer C. Beld ing and Waller Hutchins, are included in, I behwe, all these indictments. These alone, were there none others, would occupy tbo Court for a long time, so that it is evident that there is a great deal to do before thsy are all dir,pooed of. The prison ers, as iar as 1 can learn, -4re fttrlrom anxious to t>? tried, as they think sy apathy with them is aug menting ; so that in gaming time, they would in crease their chanc ^0{ escape, if their counsel concur in this vi there will not be wiPj^g m his fertility of *expedients, plenty ol 7ueans to suc ceed in procrastination; Among the rest, 1 have reason to tf.mk that several, counts of the indict ment wil1. be attacked by him as not good. The robbery with which prisoners are charged is allege a to have been committed on the 11th Dec. last ThejSheriff of Columbia while on bis way to dintrain for rent at Copuke. was met at Sweet's Tavern by nearly two hundred men disguised as Indians, was stopped and surrounded by ten of the more prominent actors, headed by Dr. Boughton At the command of the latter, they drew swords, presented pistols, and demanded the Sherifl's papers, who very stoutly persisted in refusing to deliver them. He was then escurted a few miied further by the Indiana to the tune of the rogue's march. Arrived at the place of sale, their at tempts were renewed, accompanied with threats of violence, tc'procure the papers, which suc ceeded, crtd they burned the documents on the spot. This case is of a peculiar kind, and not at all analogous to those in which the Van Rensselaer tenants are concerned. The distress sought to be executed by the Sheriff was for rent legally due under contract for land for one year, payable quar terly,and part of which had been paid,and certainly the tnotivea actuating to resistance in such a plain case, must be of a singular character. As f said before, this cause will be called up the fuel to-mor row, (when the future proceedings of the Court will be more apparent than they are just now. For the first time I was edified by a view of Dr. Boughton, '(Big Thunder,) Walter Hutchinson, (Little Thunder,) M. C. Belding, and eight others of the accused, this morning. The most notorious of the party, Boughton, is by far the least remarka ble in appearance of them all, and it is very diffi cult to account for the influence obtained by him over the masses of the disaffected. Nothing in his countenance or demeanor is indicative of boldness or resolution, or any of those qualities that com pose the demagogue. lie is about five feet seven or eight, and may be perhaps from 27 to SO years of age. His countenance is sallow, his eyes dark and rather sunk, his hair black, and rather disorderly, like his career, and the configuration of the head by no means that of a good cerebral organization.? More of the phlegmatic than the sanguine predomi nates in his temperament. His dress corresponds exactly. It may be denominated rakith, but per haps this may be as little owing to choice as to a niggardly wardrobe, such as may be imagined to be foil ml in a prison cell. Hutcnins is a good ape men of a man as to his physical powers, and he ap pears to be resolute and full of energy. When he came into Court and stood up a passing emotion was perceived on his visage?a symptom of a just appreciation of his embarrassing situation. In a few minutes all this vanished and he manifested much sang froid during the remainder of his stay in Court. M. C. Belding isquite a young man; he does not look more than 25, and his features are pleasing. He is far more like one who would join in popular commotion for the sake of the fun, than for any riotous or malicious purpose; perhaps the fantastic costume of the Indian drew him to the. ranks as much as anything else. The two last name d individuals presented a rather smart exterior, ami punctilious attention seemed to have been given to their linen. As to the remaining eight, who are n.nder recognizances, they came up to the bar with alacrity and animation. They are pretty fair spe cimens of robust, honest farmers; the hue of health sat on their ruddy cheeks, and this was quite stri king when contrasted with the wan and relaxed fa ces ol ihe, three who Have been subjected to du rance vile. ' When the court opened this morning at nine o'clock, it soon became completely full; directions were issued for all to be seated, and the consta bles-of whom there is a strong force?instructed to place themselves in commanding positions, so at to neep every person in the court under their eye t but whether there was any particular reason for this strict precaution doth not appear, but it is like ly that the safe custody of the prisoners, in the pr?> sent state of pnblic feeling, is regarded as worthy of a more than ordinary degree ot solicitude. The attendance ot jurors has been good, and no fines have been inflicted for non-attendance. On the other hand, the witnesses subpoenaed have in many instances disregarded the summons, as well on the part ot the prisouers as on that of the prose cution ; probably this may prove an obstacle to the dispatch ot the State trials. I apprehend if a post ponement be sought by the accused, their counsel will to-morrow make the absence of essential tes timony a plea to effect this object. District Attor ney Miller is bent on bringing on the trials, as he Baid this morning that he was quite prepared to <Jo so, although some persons whose testimony was desirable had not arrived. iviosi oi me noteis are thronged; it ia a fine time for landlords of one kind at least; but there ia ano ther class so denominated, who are by no meaas at peace with the world and their tenantry, aince rent became an odious impost in this part of the State ; if the good people therein concerned, were but half as prompt in paying the one class for their land, aa they are in their attendance at dinner provided by the other, there would be an end to disturbance. The annexed two clauses from the second vo lume ot revised statutes, part 4, chapter 1, sections 55 and 57, are applicable to the robbery indictment pending against houghton and the rest, and serve to show that it is of high importance ; it will come on to-morrow, if at all, and 1 hope it will be pro ceeded with. " Every person who shall be convicted of feloniously taking the personal property of another from his person, or in his presence, snd ageinst hit will, by violence to his person, or by putting such person in tsar of some imme diate injury to hia person, (hall be adjudged guilty of rob ceing in the first degree " Every peraon cenvicted of robbery in the drat degree, ?hall be puniihed by imprisonment in a State priaon for a term of not leii than ten years : and every person con victed of robbery in the second degree, shall be punished by a like imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years." A. P. S.?It has been snowing furiously here sine* 3 o'clock, P. M., and is likely to continue. Kingston, March 17, 184*. J. G. Bsnnktt, Esq.? As Daniel Webster once remarked, " we are in the midst of a revolutionbut in regard to out anti-rent revolution, it cannot be said that it ia "bloodless as yet," for a little " claret" has already oozed out of the nose of one of the Sheriff's posse, caused by a sudden and severe application of tne fiat by a comrade in arma. " The rise and progreaa" of this encounter, which, last week, caused no lit tle merriment, is of course too trifling to mention. But if there has, as yet, been no shedding ot blood , it'isnotthe fault of the posse. This renowned body ot men, about one hundred in number, were select ed for this particular occasion from the most pug nacious youths of our village. They were as eager for the privilege of going, as the Sheriff was for the privilege of having them go. and without a doubt if a body of Indians could have been found to oppose their progress, they would have made day light shine through a number. These men were stationed in seperate detach ments at Woodstock, Shandaken and Olive, tho principal seats of the disturbances, where they have remained for nearly a week. Every night, through the activity ot deputy sheriff Schoonmaker, scout ing parties were sent out in various directions?but with the exception of the anest ot Cooper in the early part of tne "campaign," they were unsuc cessful, until the close ot last night's operations. Por two or three days, the deputy had been con cocting plaus to "carry the war into Africa," and secure the arrest of 8 or 10 of the principal offend ers. Having yesterday atternoon received credi ble information where some of them could be found, he dispatched, late at night, a party of 12 men in one direction, and proceeded himself at the head of 30 men in another. The fimlt of thrsf active and well concerted measures, was the a rest of nine "Indians." This afternoon, he arm ?' in town and escorted this ho|>efulcrew to the co-iu ty jail, through a crowd ot several hundred peoph , who had suddenly assembled to get a look at them. They were the most heautilul bou^tet of rascals I ever saw. One would think from their looks, that titers was no necessity of putting on In?

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