Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 27, 1845, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 27, 1845 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. ftew York, 'l'liuraday, March 5*1, 1H*?. litlertNlliijj and Important Trials. We continue, on ihe lirstpige of to-dHy's paper, the trial of "Dig Thunder;" also, the first pro ceedings lu ihe trial of th" Itev. Mr. Pairchild, for the crime of adultery. In another portion of the paper wiH be found yesterday's proceedings in the case of Poily tiodinc. Quite enough of the dark side of the picture tor one day in (his age of the wicked world. Civil and Religious Liberty?the Charter Klecflon. Tlie interest in the coming election, in this city, grows mote and more intense every day, and diflers both in degree and character froin that heretofore manifested in reference to a similar event. Th'tB urisesfrom the peculiar position of the three promi nent parties in the field?the strong and irrepressi ble desire on the part of the great mass of the com munity to get rid of the mtseruble imbeciles now m power in the orporation?butchielly, undjdbove all, from the circumstance that in this contest are iuvolved those great principles of civil and religious liberty on which the glorious superstructure of this republic is founded. Tne great question is submit ted, in this election, to every citizen who will go to the polls?are you willing that Bectarian bigotry and religious intolerance shall herealter be permit ted to mix and mingle with political controversy? Ate you willing that any particular religious faith is to be made an indispensable qualification of can didates tor civil office 1 Are you willing that that tell spirit ot religious persecution, which kindled the fires of Smithfield and the Grass-market? which created the Inquisition?which lighted up a sister city with the flames of burning churches? shall carry discord, blood-shed and ruin throughout this land I This is the great issue involved in this city elec tion. And this important truth cannot be loo often or too forcibly presented to this community. The eyes of all intelligent patriots throughout the coun try are now anxiously directed to the city of New York. Municipal reform?party politics?struggle tor office?have comparatively nothing to do with this election. "Nativism," but another name for all that is intolerant aud proscriptlve, is openly in the field, and prepared to battle for victory over the fundamental principles of the American constitu tion. Let the citizens of this metropolis recall the past. Let them go back to those days when the fierce and bloody religious persecutions which de vastated Europe, drove the "early settlers of the country to this western world?the thome of out lawed liberty, and the sanctuary of persecuted re ligion. Men of every creed, thus impelled, came to these shores. In the minds of all, what was the first inspiring sentiment, as they entered on the hard work of subjugating the wildernesses of the new worldl It was gratitude to heaven that here they found freedom to worship God. They had all paseed through a terrible baptism into profound de votion to civil and religious liberty, and the ele vated, liberal, and enlightened spirit thus created amongst them, was ever present and ever active in their first attempts at the establishment ot their civil institutions- Catholics, Episcopalians, Puritans. Quakers?all the early settlers of this country, unit ed in incorporating with their social arrangements, f the utmost liberty of conscience and pinion, in all things pertaining to re * ,f. Such was the spirit which anim&t /no were engaged in the struggle for inde ,ce?such was the spirit in which the Con on was framed?such is the spirit which gives t free institutions of this country their crown Jory aid excellence. je first unhallowed hand laid upon the ark of J country's liberties, in an attempt to violate ree great fundamental principles, was that of ishop Hughes. He was impelled to that rash act ,j personal ambition?by a Billy vanity?and the v u.k, ill-judging (desire of an ecclesiastic, to "fcchievc great things for his church. That at tempt provoked, on the part of the antagonistic religious interests, a violent counter-action. With thc'ciy of "No Popery !" a faction, chiefly com posed of the Presbyterians and Methodists, was speedily organized, and directed by a few schem ing demagogues?alike wanting in principle and in talent, for the tide of popular passions, igno rance and bigotry, is easily urged on?tnat counter movement led to those awful scenes in the city of Philadelphia, which presented, in characters of fire and blood, a terrible admonition to the whole land, that here, and in this age, as every where, and in all time past, religious intolerance cannot exist without its attend ant fiends?without civil discord, bloodshed, disaster and ruin. But we all know that that les son has not yet sunk into the minds of all. The cry of "No Popery" still sounds in our ears. Bit ter and inflammatory denunciations of a particular sect are still uttered around us, and a party, in the face of all that has passed before us?in defiance of the great leading principles of the Constitution?in open despite of all that is enlightened and truly pa triotic in the land, presents itself in this city, con tending not only for the municipal government of this city, but for future and more extended op portunity of influence and power, on the avowed principle of hostility to the Catholic Church and the professors of the Catholic creed. Is not this, then, indeed a time for the wise and good citizen, whether he be whig or locofoco, to think and to act 1 It is no imaginary evil with which we are threatened. It stands beforei us in the light of day, with its fearful visage unveiled? the same bloody and devouring demon of religious persecution, which two or three centuries ago sent the dragoons of Dalzel and Claverhouse to murder thousands on the moors and amid the glens of Scotland?which deluged the streets of Paris with blood on St. Bartholomew's day?and which whi tened the mountains of Piedmont with the bones of its slaughtered victims. No matter un der what religious banner?no with what religious watchword?this accursed spi rit is the same. Catholic and Protestant have 4 alike this blood -guiltiness their heads. The Church of Rome has, indeed, lived longer in the world?has wielded a mightier sceptre?and has had more important personal in terests to promote, and she has filled high up her cup of persecution. Bit the Protestant church has also piled up the faggots, and Covered the earth with her slain. Both have in times past departed I from the peaceful and benevolent principles of an. I cieut Christianity, incurring alike the malediction of him who said?"all they that take up the sword ?hall perish with the sword?1 came not to destroy, but to save!" To the good citizen, then, of every party and of every creed, we say look well to it, that you be up and doing. "Nativeism," throwing aside all dis guise, and no longer capable of deceiving any by a cry of "reform," seeks at this moment to per petuate its existence, and extend its influences amongst us, on the broad principle of religious sectarianism operating in the political contests in this country. Can there be any hesitation in the mind of any wise and patriotic man, as to his duty at such a crisis'? There can be none. This ac cursed spiritof religious persecution must be crushed at once and forever. An opportunity is now offered of exhibiting to the whole country the power of the intelligence and sound American feeling of the citizens of New York. Let the re suit of this election demonstrate to the Union and the whole world, that the patriotism of this city is adequate to the work of defeating and destroying the worst enemyofourrepubhean institutions which ever has or ever can make us appearance. To the great neutral mouses in particular, we appeal. Lei those influential, enlightened, and liberal minded citizens, who csre nothing for mere party puliticn, come forward, and exhibit their approbation of the prompt, determined, energetic and noble stand vhirh Mr. Selden and the whigs associated with him have made in favor of the great principles of civil and religious libarty. Thii it no lime for iu uoiiofi, Tub Texas Question in Texas.?A great deal of interest is tell with respect to the next intelli gence from Texas. It is quite certain that the Ex ecutive ot that Republic is entirely hostile to the project ot annexation selected by Mr. Tyler, but it reiiiams to be seen more clearly how the mass oi the people are disposed to receive it. At all events, however, annexation may be set down as indeh nitely postponed. The struggle between the Exe cutive, and such portions of the people ot Texas, as are in tavor of union with this country, must be protracted, and when we add to that, the active and persevering efforts of the British agent there, Mr. Elliott, in opposition to annexation, the pros pect of that event ever taking place is rendered very doubtlui. The United Slates legislate?Great Britain negotiates, or more strictly speaking, in trigues. The history of the Texas question, thus far, gives tolerable illustration oi that. Had the Senate passed the treaty, this business would base been settled, nnd a great deal of ridicule, trouble and difficulty avoided. Still, we look with great interest for the next news from Texas, which may give a diflerent complexion to the present aspect of affairs. The Dsmocbatic Ratification Meeting This Evening.?The democrats meet at Tammany Hall, this evening, for the purpose of responding to the nomination of the Mayoralty Convention. There will be a very strong muster of the democracy, no doubt, and additional excitement thrown into the bubbling and boiling political cauldron. A good deul of interest is felt relative to the stand which inay be taken against the " natives " at this meet ing. Many of the democratic party afl.-ct to de preciate Mr. Selden's energetic assaults on the 'natives," by insinuating that he is not sincere? that the whigs have heretofore been hostile to foreigners, and so on. Ail this is ridiculous enough, but very significant withal. The truth is, that the course ot Mr. Selden, and those associated with him in the new whig movement, has been so just, fearless and popular, that the democratic leaders are getting alarmed aboxt its ultimate suc cess. However, we shall see what is done at old Tammany this evening, and give a full and faithful report of the speeches made by the orators on the occasion. Theatrical and Dramatic Movements. A fresh spirit of vitality and vigor appears to be breathing its influence upon theatricals in this city The new comedy at the Park has nightly drawn crowded house?, and the interesting intelligence brought by the last steamer, of the extraordinary success of Miss Cushman, in Londen, has excited the public mind in a great degree, attracting more attention to the stage and the drama than we have seen for a long time past. Dinneford, as we stated the other day, has taken Palmo's theatre, and intends to play the legitimate drama there, in rivalry with the Park. He has engaged young Mr. Vandenhoffas stage-manager, under whose direction the classic Greek drama o] Antigonet is to be produced, in a style of excel lence and elegance approaching as closely as possi ble to the manner in which it has been recently brought out in London. Thirty or forty chorus I singers are to be engaged, and overtures have been made to Miss Clifton, Miss Clarendon, and other talented performers, male and female, so that there is every prospect of a very excellent company at Palmo's. Dinneford himself is very active and very sanguine, and what with his industry, expe rience, tact, and enterprize, he has very fair prospects before him. Beside?, he has joined the Temperance Society, and made a special affidavit to drink nothing but water in future, which im portant document be carries about with him in hiB pocket; albeit he has got something besides that in his pockets to enable him to go-ahead with his meritorious enterprite. The cheap and nasty drama is, indeed,we would fain believe, on its last legs in this city, and a well-directed fire front both sides of the Park will soon drive it entirely out of existence. Park Benjamin is busy writing a Comedy. Paik was one of the audience that witnessed the first representation of Mrs. Mowatt's new play. "What do you think of it*!" somebody asked Park as he stood in the lobby,while the loud plaudits yet rung throughout the house?" I could write a better for the same money," said Park. "Go at it," exclaimed Dinneford, and so our amiable friend is now hard at work, and we are very much inclined to believe that his labor will be quite productive. There is indeed now a very fair prospect of the foundation being laid for American dramatic literature. In stead of writing trashy love stories for the maga zines and scribbling poetry|for the newspaper*, ma j ny of oar literati will now betake themselves 10 | the wide, fruitful and attractive field of dramatic writing, and supply tragedy, comedy, and farce in any quantity for the market that now appears to be opening. There will thus be a great struggle for the immortality of the next Shakspeare or She ridan. Mrs. Mowatt's Benefit Last Night.?The Park was crowded to suffocation last night. Such a house has not been since the time when the Elasler excitement was at its utmost point of inten sity. The performances were for the benefit of Mr?. Mowatt, and her comedy was received throughout with great approbation. The actors were perfect, and in many instances discovered a marked im provement in the manner in which they sustained 'heir respective parts. On the fail of the curtain, there were loud and universal calls for "Mrr! Mowatt." Mr. Barry then Jcame forward and' said Lsdies and Oentlemen-I am commissioned b? Mr. &ti,tr',er,?y0wU and mo ^gVatcful ? Sd wilh which 7? h.vereceiv vou wnf tTkfo m" te ?P'?' the hope that vou will take it rather aa an earnest o( what ah a mow hereafter do, than ... |iir specimeno? AmwteX dramatic literature ought to be. (Lou t applau.e ) wp? your perm union .ladie* and gentlemen, I will announce the comedy of Fashion," every nirht until further n? tice. (Loud and continued applause) i This new play is, it would thus appear, now fairly destined for a run. We have a good deal yet to say about it, which we shall do at our lei sure. There will be ample subject for remark in the amusing developments of feeling and opinion which are already beginning to manifest them selves in certain quarter, relative to this comedy In the meantime every body will go to see it. The Empire Club and True Blue Democra cv.-We perceive that the "Empire Boys" are to have a grand torch-light procession to-night Thev are thus entering the field for the spring election with characteristic spirit and energy. So they en tered on the Presidential campaign, and toiled through it to the last. What was their reward ? Why, every one of the organs of the party which they so faithfully served turned round and abused them. The Morning Newt, PUbtian, and Pott attacked ihem, aud assailed, in the most violent manner, every member of the club, from Dan Gio vanni, the President, down to the humblest of the band. And what reason have they to expect any better treatment if they should elect Mr Have meyerand a majority of the Common Council? These are times for wise men to think. Tne "Empires" claim to recognize only the genuine true blue democratic principle. Let them read Dudley Selden's famous speech at National Hall and say whether it is not lull of true blue demo cracy, dyed in the wool ? Concert in Brooklyn. Mr.'s con cert takes place definitively to-morrow evening, at known 'he Lyceum- TWi Gentleman is well vocalist hut1 ? I not only as a distinguished tion and n*t 1,0 M a Gentleman of good educa adv-rUiimen*'"" "?"? *? second reading by a w of 4fi to ? CrVled on a of the debate .Solicitor General li c?ur,e StSSOiS SSSSV,b"8&S Mr. II. Owtn'i LMtnm on the Regenera tion of Society. This gentleman delivered hi? firat lecture last evening, at the Minerva Room*, Broadway. There was present a numerous and highly re spectable audience ; the rooin was tilled through out, and the lecturer was listened to with the most marked attention, frequently receiving consider able applause. Amongst thoae present were a considerable number ot ladies, who appeared to take a very lively interest in the observations ol the venerable lecturer. He commenced by say ing Ladiss and Usntlsmkn?The object of this lecture is to prepare man lor the greatest change that has ever ta ken place in the history of man ; which would commence at his birth, an l, indeed, much of it to commence even be lore birth. Society might now be instructed in this tact. Tne time was now coaie when infants might be placed in such circumstances as would make them agent, lor evil or for good ; it would mske them pioduce either good or evil fruit ; the time was coining when this weul-1 be known fully, and we shall be a better or much worst state ot society. It is the interest of man to cultivate this object, and the fiist thing to be done was to select a suita ble seil. that the seed might spread throughout the world This was a valuable science, and ought to be studied ? The other sciences injured the mass, and would no", even tually benefit the wealthy. The gentleman then proceed ed te show what machinery had done, in throwing the mass ot the population out oi labor, and illustrated the tact by saying, that when there were only 300 ono lor employment, mschinery was doing the work 01 SOO000 (Ureat applause) This of things mutt tend to the ruin ot all. To remedy this it was necessa ry lor the American people to know this science, and ?o spread it through tue earth. It would do away with all minor differences for the benefit of the general mats What was ttie state of society in those parts of the world which weie looked upon as the more advanced in know ledge 7 There might be seen a man with bis 400,000 per annum; alongside of his dwelling might be found the cot tage of another who was sinking into a premature grave tron want. This was not the fault of the termer, but en tirely owing to the circumstance of his birth, which taught him to act in the mauner he did Instead of this state of society, by inculcating this new soience, all may be made good, wise, and happy. These were not chsnces, but as certain as the light now before us. li we wanted a good light would we take the most ordinary materials 7 No. So it is on this subject?let us take the good mateiials to work out the object. There had been a deal of preaching of charity; yet we have be. n sowing dissension. Let thorn only"putparties in the r'g"' road, thoy will surely get at what is desirable Tout there have been causes of ail the evil that has ever exist ed, no one could deny; that if these were removed, quite a different state of things would exist. It was on this fortunately lor the world, that the Constitu'ion of Ame rica was based. This was what the formation of the f ederal Constitution had in view, (irest errors have existed ou this subject, but tortunate it is that we can give happiness to the many instead of the few. ft was thus that Josus Christ recommended charity to all nis fellow men, without which they were only the sound ing cymbal or the tinkling brass It was for us to rejoice that the time was now come when man could be improv ed from his birth forward-when all the human beings on the face of the earth were of the one family and led by the same mother?when creeda, sects and parties would be forgotten, and a slight geographical differenceiof loca (ion would not make the slightest distinction. Then let us accomplish this by beginning at the proper end?in fancy. This was the long promised millennium As a practical man, who had great experience, there was suffi cient in these States to accomplish this millenium, and i only wants your will to complete it. Many suppose they can will as they please, hut this was a mistake. Our will is formed by the circumstanoes by which we are surrounded; but by adopting the principles of the new science, to make your wills such as will promote the gf - I neral weal, ail the good that was required would exist The lecturer then proceeded to take a review of what in generally conceived ihe most favored part of the world? England?and showed that the highest in it were living in a slate of deception, n state which never lasted for any length of time, lie said, we havo now attained a new ere. 1 havo lived for a half a century as wily as a serpent, bu> .s harmless as a dove, to ascertain, if possible, how to let these truths be known to the world. It was for this pur pose he had visited this country a second time. It was not for those who heard him to go home and say that it was all very good?very true : that was not what was now wanted?it was action that was now called for ?rom those who wished to benefit his fellow men But to do this efficiently, more than three lectures would be required; yes, miro than there hundred ; their whole system must be changed. The power of this country was now nominally in the people, but would be still more so in time, and whenever that came about, this desirable ohango would certainly take place. Society had beeQ erroneously based, if not we never should have been taught to buy cheap and sell dear; as long as this conn nu.-s, the human mind must be in a degenerate state, in '.he new world there would be no selling dear and buying cheap, but all would have plenty without money or with outsprice; and that at the end of each year there wouldbe a surplus to be destroyed by some means or the other. Th, gentleman then illustrated this statement by the progress . ot machinery daring the last century, and said that ir this I continued there would be a surplus sufficient for all the population that was ever likely to fill the world When machinery was first introduced, the people of England were in a happy and comfortable condition, but as tha im provements progressed the people became in a worse con dition. This would not have been the oase if the system about to be proposed had been adopted; it would have benefitted the mass, but it was a weU known fact that the reverse was the case. It was also a well known fact that when the warehouses were moat filled with produce, the poorer classes ware in the greatest want of the necessa ries o." lifa, and if these things continued thus, that in a very few year* you will have so much that there will be no obtaining of the necessarios of life at all. The preli minary observations had led him so far that he was afraid that time would not permit him to treat on that pait of the subject he had proposed,viz: the education of the infant for 'he state of society. As a practical man he knew how this I desirable state of society might be obtained. Even in this present imperfect state of society, there must be a begin ning it was for this age to make the children angels though he certainly did not pretend to have the power to give them wings, which perhaps it was lortunate he could aot; as when they had become perfect in that respect, they might take wings and fly away to another orb. leav ing the more impertect to straggle for themselves (Laughter and applause,) If the system which he recom mended was adopted, universal education en grand prin ciples, general land beneficial employment, and the re moval of all evil circumstances, it would be replaced by a better. This was the sort of government that was re quired?it was far better than all the whiggery. d'| | mocracy, nativeism, abolitionism, or any other ism tna ever existed. The system would be withontparty, creed . sect, or division. The gentleman then proceeded to take a | review of the objections that have been generally adven - ed against the system, particularly among the females and said there was no other system under heaven that could make women truly happy, and tend to tne ut ter destruction ot prostitution and all it* concomitant evils. Infanta might he taught to believe anything, and I i- was from tkfir early belief that many had stcriflcw their lives in support oi what they at an earlier jieiiod of their livei had been taught; it wai this that caused bun- ! dreds to sacrifice themselves beneath the Juggernaut or the East. |As long as men were taught that all others who were brought up differently were wrong; they most be vicious, immoral, and unjust men. It was thu thai causad all the evils that ever existed In the worid He would not blame any seot, creed, or party for all this evil. It was the mistaken notion of our predecessors; it arose from their want of that knowledge which at present pre vailed; and one and all have been brought up Irrationally , it was, therefore, useless to blame any one for what at present existed, but having ascertained what was wanted it was our duty to remedy these evils; therefore, let na set about to adopt the only means left in oar power for the accomplishing ot this great object. The gentleman then entered into a long metaphysical disquisition, con I tending that man was not entitled to blame or I credit for any thing that he did, not that this state ol society couli be brought about Immediately, because we have been taught differently. In early life embued with these notions, and carried them out wlthlhe most extraordinary success in Manchester, in England, and New Lanark, in Scotland. He had been in communi nication with the principal governments of the world on this subject; but they could not attempt the reformation because the people were so wedded to their old prejudices. It was for this object that he had coma forward on this occasion, to draw the attention of the people of this coun try to the subject, and hoped it would be with effect. On the fol'owing evening,at tha same hour, he wouldpursue the subject further, when he hoped he should nave tne pleasure of aeeing them, if possible, in greater numbers He thanked them tor the attention they had^paid, and hoped, as ha progressed, they would be atill more greatly I interested. (Applause.) Musical.?De Begins will probably soon go to Italy, in order to procure a full and competent troupt with which to recommence Italian Opera in this city, it ia apparent that out of the materials at present here, it will not be possible to recon struct the Opera?they are too repellant of each other?too quarrelsome. Sanquirico, it is very probable, will also go to Italy with the same views and purposes. It is certainly greatly to be regret ted that the company who performed at Palmo's last season did not remain in a state of cohesion ? The taste for music and the musical drama is ra pidly growing in this city, and must continue to grow. One very good illustration of the progress of music here is found in the fact that six or seven years ago, as we have been informed, the German Society could not obtain, ia this city, the materials for a tolerable band to play at their annual dinner, but this year they collected, without any difficul ty, an orchestra which in force, talent, and efiec liveness was equal to any that could be obtained in London or Paris. Lafaykttk. Louisiana.?We learn from the La fayette (La) Express that the city of Lafayette is now a Port of Eatry, and any vessel bound to New Orleans, can proceed directly to that place, which adjoins the shipping of New Orleans, and discharge their cargoes into good warehouses, or on good wharves. Mormonic.?The Mormons of Nauvoo are pro ceeding to execute the provisions of their city charter just as if it bail not been repealed by the Illinois Legials lature. Thev express ih-lr determination to disrrgard end set at di fiance the sit of repeal Ohio River.? \i P.ttsl umh, on Stturday after ssii), thera were six ss o* utter in the channel of tba Oh o River Atciooinnati,onFrt4<y, tbailvsrwM iMU high, but fcidagaUwly. CoMFUMRNTARY CONCERT TC Mr. BrOUOH.? This long talked of affair took place last evening at Niblo'a, before a full and fashionable audience, nutnberiug, we should say, about a thousand per* sorts, who gave frequent and evident marks of sa tisfaction. Complimentary benefits appear to be quite the rage at present, but we think that the day is not far off, when these complimentary benefits will be considered neither benefits nor compli ments, and will make the object of this la thariti s'il vousplait business exclaim, "save me from my friends," unless lie stipulates that in case of fail ure the expenses should fall upon them, which by the bye would make a capital barometer for the determination of high or low pressure in the at mosphere cf this sort of friendship. One com mendable feature in these Concerts is the richness of the programme, which, to say the least, con tains titty per cent more than the price p ayed for the ticket, as was the case last evening. To par ticularise a list of performances reaching from Maine to Florida, iB out of the question, and we must be satisfied with touching upon the principal numbers. Mr. Brougli, who wns very warmly re ceived, gave three capital songs, carefully select ed from the dunghill of balladical namby-patnby ism, with all the excellence that has made him so great a favorite. Pico, who, as the rest of the performers, has offered her gratuitous services, showed the beauty of her rich voice in two great Italian airs and a Spanish song. She appeared to labor under a slight cold, but she sung, notwith standing, in a superior manner, which well de served the hearty plaudits bestowed upon her. Shukspeare, who, en passant, did not write ten consecutive lines from which one at least could not be applied to music uud musicians, says "com parisons ure odorous " We therefore should have preferred another air instead of that from Seniirainide, one of Borghese's gems, and still fresh in the memory of the habituis of the ltulian Opera ; not that we would have rea son to be dissatisfied with its execution; on the contrary, it contained many beautiful passages, but we cannot approve of a composer's work being altered whether in key or in any thing else, and we sincerely hope, that this practice, which lately has been frequently resorted to, will be discon tinued. Madame Otto gave much delight in her well known Tyrolienne, which she sung with a brilliancy and lavishneBS of voice, that won for her an encore, the only one of the evening. "Our Mary" or rather " everybody's Mary," looked most charmingly and sung to match. Mrs North all was very agreeable inan English ballad. The only instrumental piece of the evening, wa3 a duett for flute and clarionet, written by Clifton for himself, and Lazarus, performed in a masterly manner by Oroenvelt and Kyle, the Orest and Pylades of music. Some curiosity was manifested to hear the harmonic attachment of Mr. Walker. This attachment is entirely different from Coleman's, which consists in the addition of a Seraphine to the piano, whereas Walker's is a perfect scale of harmonics producing the sound of a harp from the strings of the instrument itself. That of last even ing is extended over three and half an octave from B to F, and the effect it produced was like a daett between harp and piano, yet we think that it easi ly can be placed over the whole extent of the key board. Circuit Court* Before J udge Edmonds. March 26 ?Trialof Polly Bodine continund?Sixth day ?The two galleries set apart for the accommodation of the ladies, were lully crowded at an early hour, amongst whom we scarcely recognized a single face of any of in? occupaots daring the previous days of the trial. Indeed, so crowded were the galleries, that several ladies took seats on chairs, which were placed at the side of the Bench far their accommodation. The avenues were con siderably crowded at the hour of opening the court. Mr. Tice, the aick juror, having recovered, the trial proceeded. JossrH Symondton, (called to the stand.)?Direct exami nation resumed by Mr. Whiting.?The next day after the Are, I proceeded to the liouso and aaw a bureau near the front stoop; it was partly broken; I saw tho beadsteal? oneor two of the posts were burned; 1 can't tell whether it was a high post or a low post, nor what kind of wood it was; leant tell whether they were the head-poets or loot-posts. The posts I saw burned were about two and a half feet longithn upper end was what I saw, the lower ond was burned off. I did not examiue the carpeting: I saw the key oi the door; the end of the bolt was black; the sides of the bolt when shot out were bright; the night was cold?not chilly cold; 1 can't say it was a hard froaty night; it was a little muddy as 1 crossed over; it was a starry night; 1 examined the A ior on the night of the Are; it was not burned through; I think a small hole was hurned through in another part of the Aoor near the body, besides the one already described. Tart of the carpet un der the body did not appear to have been burned; I did not overhaul the cinders, and discovered no feathers; among the cinders there appeared to be a portion of sub stance like charcoal, which had evidently been conaumed by a smothered Aame.lA schoolmaster, named Bridgeman, waa overhauling the cinders; Davis was down in the hole shovelling up the rubbish. Cross-examined by Graham.?1 live on tho Richmond rood, beyond '* tavern, near the bend of the road ; I went to the house in about ten or twenty minutes aftet the alarm of "Are;" loohed at the clock, it was a quarter past nins; I arrived at about half past nine o'clock at the scene of the murder; 1 can't say how I got to the house after I left my own; I said I heard the noise of persons breakiog the door when I arrived at the house; I don't think I saw any Aame when I arrived; when I got round to the door, there appeared to have been from twenty to twenty-Ave persons present; I saw Mr. Cruzer there; I aaw old Mr. Houseman there; I did not notice the situa tion oi the back house; when I got round to the back door of the kitchen, I went in through the hall of the main building; I cant recollect by what door; when I Aral entered, the hall waa black; when I Arat entered the room,it|was quite ditk; the second time there were candles, and the room was lighted; I did not remain in the room a minute; I did not remain until the bodies were found; the stick used by Mr Cruzar was stout; he might have stuok it into the pile of embers; when the body was ?akeu out of the embers, it was placed on its back on the A ior and formed a perfect arch; Mr. Miller preased it lownwarda ir order to straighten it; I don't rccollec' there were weights placed upou it; it was not washed off | at the time, i'here was a thick conting upon the looking glass; there was a cupboard, and it had the ap pearance as if plates had stuck on the shelves inside The weather began to thaw at tho time; Jacob HatAeld was there that night; I heard he cut his bam). DawielG. Crocheror, examined by Mr. Clarke.?I was attracted by the noise and the cry of " Are" the night of the murder;fwhen I gotjto thejhouse alter soma delay? (This witness coaroborated in part the former witness, and continued.)?I wee attracted by the appearance of the bureau; I searched and found the key; I went in through the front kitchen door: I unlocked the inside hall door, and there appeared to be a good deal of smoke in there: 1 then went to the front hall door, and it wasllocked: it was afterwards broken open: then I went into the room, and there was so much smoke I was forced to go back: I assisted Mr. Miller in taking out the bodies: there was an inquiry about the child. I then searched and dug out a toot or a hand of an infant: it was very near the body of the mother, we took the body of the mother out on a sheet; 1 lid not notice any clothing on it. Before the body of the mother was taken out, the body of the infant was discov ered: the limbs of the mother appeared a lit*la crooked: ] did not examine minutely: when I got outside on the front stoop, and found Mri. Houseman looking at the bureau, I aideiiherin the examination. We examined the upper drawer* and found some clothing and a book in a small bax: there were a pair of small ahoes in it: this small box (here shown,) was not the box to the best of my recollection : it was a small paper box, in which was| some cotton ; the shoes appeared to have been actad upon by the heat; wa continued the search, and the un der drawer had been so acted upon by the heat that it could not be got open; we opened and found no iewelleryt there could not hava been any jewellery in the drawer unknown to me ; we found some pennies-, (the boards belonging to the broken bureau were here i u; in and admitted ky the defence ;) witness cannot ho we var, positively swear as to their identity, but they exactly correspond with th>?e hff had seen on the occa sion referred to; I did not see this bundle (here put in, consisting of some clothes tied up in a kerchief); in put ting up the bed afterward*, the inner parts appeared to have been pretty much burned ; the bed waa put together by bed cord and not by acrnws ; the beurean was placed new the foot of the bed ; I examined the rubbish that wa? thrown down the hole one of the day* during the Coro ner's inquest; in examining the rnbbisb we found a kit of a tkuil with the acalp on; the bone showed on one side, and the scalp covered the other; the scalp was at tached to the bone ; it had hair attached to it; the hair of an infant?(the bone here exhibited was about two inches in diameter)?it was dark frem blood, and dark from heat at the inner part of the skull?(the piece of the child's ?knll was here shown to the jury, and its exhibition caus ed a sensation among the crowd)?the rubbish waa com pose! of cinders and piece* of wall and brick ; there was a fresh redness upon the piece of the sknll that was found: the hurned cinder* were composed of wood and feathers clothing, and part of a child's head dress?(part of the bod' furniture wa* here put inland identiAed)?these layout for some t me on the grass, and it rained and snowed on them ? the acalp here shown I can't say if It was before the Corn' oar's jury. Cross examined by Mr. De Witt.?This witness under went a short cross examination with a view to show that sirs. Houseman, the mother of the priaoner, was on the premises, when Mr. Be Witt interrogated the witness as to tho man ner in which old Mrs Houseman had conducted herself as well as old Mr. Houseman. Coust?What is the object of the question 1 Mr De Witt?The fact ia, your honor, they have made an endeavour to connect old Mr*.Hon?emsn(withthia trsn ?action, and we mean to let it go in aa a collateral issue Coubt?We have not Mrs. Houseman on trial?I can't allow this. The witness then, after undergoing a short cross examination, chiefly in relation to the finding of the bodies, wastollowed to retire. Jesse Clare, Jr.. examined by Mr.Whltlag?1 lived on S.sten Island at the time of this occurrenoe, near to where {it took place: 1 had been coming home with ? wagon, and a gentleman in the wagon observed that there was smoke coming out of the chimney of Mr. Honar rntn ? house : afterward* I ran down toward* tho build ing crying Are: I did not seo George Houneanan at all; when I went in it was at tha gala, and I found tho bock door down, and some persons throwing on water ; I did not hear any peraon give the alarm of Are until I did it myself: I n?k->d If there waa another pail, and waa an swered In the negative. Tha Court took a recess. A large number of strange feces in the ladles gallery Jesir Clair recalled?Direct examination reaumed. Mr. Whitney continued hi* examination -.Hiking the witness in relation to tha time of meeting old Mr. and Mrs. Hoiuaman, whioh tha Court ruled out, f pot bear in* upon ike Issue before the oeurt ''Mr. Whiting?The door* were broken open with a hatchet?who brought the hatchet ? Couar?This it not material to the iiene before u?. Mr. Db Witt?You perceive the object ol the question. Waa not Mr. Houseman employed in breaking in the door? Coubt?This has nothing to do with the matter before us. Witness, in continuation to Mr. Whiting?I got into the kitchen : I subsequently saw Sarah Simpson : she was standing nigh the locking chair: I put the chair and bundle out ut the kitchen : 1 gave it to Sarah Simpson : the bundle was about that size?(pointing to a bundle some one and a half teet by two) ?1 cant swear it is the bundle 1 saw before at the lormer trial: I don't recollect the colour ot the handkerchief. The Coubt overruled this line of examination. Mr. Graham having excepted to the manner in which Mr. Whiting put his question, Mr. Whitino?Then 1 shall put the question in this way : Did you see the aame bundle you saw at the time of the flro ami tooklrom the kitchen, at the last trial 1 Mr. Graham excepted. (Question allowed ) Witnkss?I did | 1 think this was the bundle I saw on the trial; but caa't say if it was the one 1 aaw in the kitchen ; the mark by which I identity the bundle (lion and crown) 1 did not notice on the bundle before the time of the last (rial, Coubt?I can't see the object of all this. Witness was btre by Mr. Ubaham?I think I i n dirtinct iu my recollection ot what occurred ou the night of the Are ; I am distinct as to what I have stated : when I arrived 1 think it was tha kitchen window that I saw open ; I mean the shuttera were open ; 1 saw Mr. Sy moiultou there ; 1 know him by sight; I am perfectly sure that no persons were there but old Mr. Housemsn, old Mrs. Houseman and another lady; they were busily engaged in throwing ou water to put out the Are ; Sarah S.mpson waa there; I went for the axe; I can't say how loug I was absent; I can't say ii I swore at the last trial I was only Aiteen minutes; I don't know how many were ? here when I returned; I was most ol this time at the front pait of the bouse where I get the axejl don't think I wetit into the bsck part of the ki'cbmi that night; when I got into the kitchen the Are blazed up ; I did not open the bundle. Ss Rah SiursON examined by Whitino ? I lived with Mr. Gay lord, who kept a bar room; 1 could see the front stoop Irom the house: there was a blind up; I could see part of the back stoop; when 1 went down I saw the fire; I heard the cry of''Are;" Jesso Clark halloed ''Are;" I followed him; when I got to the house I met Mrs Houseman at the back part of tho house; she was comiug right up; I aaw the blaze which had been felled; there wasja Are but no blaze; I went to the well and drew water. [Here his Honor tha Mayor came into Court and took his seat on the bench.] 1 saw a bnndle there at the time; I took the bundle and chair and put it on the graas plot; I saw Mrs. Houseman bring it in her hand when the Coroner's jury sat at Gaylord'a; I examined the Boston rocking chair; it was rough-1 heard the cry of a female down the road. Cross examined by Mr. Db Witt?When I went down the road I met Mrs. Houseman: ut the time I got to the well I had not been in the kitchen; the well is in the rear of the house: 1 never opened the bundle to know what it contained Dr.Wsi. G.|Eadik, essaminedby Mr. Clarke.?I was called upon bvtheCoroner to attend thepost marten examination; I found the bodioa in the outer back kitchen, lying on the Aoor, and covered with a cloth; there were stones on the larger body to keep it straight; tho larger body was very badly burned; the upper back part of the skull was very much burned; the nrain was acted upon very muoh by the Are, and part fell out; the face was very much crisp "; very much burned; the muscler ed; tho neck very much burned; the muscles were sepa rated from the bones; they were burned off; the bones of tha chest were very much fracture !; the upper part of the body, the thorax, was very much consumed; the mtegu monts were partly out; the bones of the thorax were press ed in; one of the arms, the right, was separated from the body; the upper part of the body waa much burned; the other arm had a ligature, it waa tied with a black kerckief tightly about the wriat; the arm was burned down to the ligature about the wrist; it seemed to have been acted np on by heat; not consumed, nor charred, it waa browned: the Aames did not reach the suiface under the bandage; I cut it off; the other one was also burned, and the fore arm was fractured about three inches above the wrist; the end of one of the bones where it was fractured was white, the end of the other bone was black; there was a wound near the fracture, what I would call a ragged wound; there was an appearance ot blood; a blow may have fractured, but it might have been caused by tha contraction of the muscles;"I was inclined to think that it was the result of s blow, but I rather think that one of the bones was not broken by a blow. There were two other gentlemen with me, end wa differed in opinion as to the manner in which the frarlure was produced; they thought that one oftne fractures must have been produced after the Are; one of the fractures might have been caused after the Are; the ancles were dislocated partially, and the smaller jointa below the ancles also. The child was lying near the mother, and upon a close examination 1 found that the bones on the face of the skull Joining the neck, were there: the whele upper port ot the JysS'l, except those bones joining the head to .the neck, Wbre gone: one part of the hraia was entirely gone, the cerebellum remained : the ether parts of the body were very much discolored, but the skin and muscles were not entirely destroyed : some of the limbs were dislocated : there was brought to me a portion of a child's skull: which, from the thickness of the bones, corresponded with the deceased: there was on this a piece of flash and hair upon it: the hair was burned shott: the akin was not at all burned, except around the edgea : on the con cave aide of this bone there was a portion ol brain nearly as large as a pec. By Mr. Clark?I do not think that the action of fire could destroy the upper pait of the brain, and leave the lower untouched : this portion of the scalp could not have been detached without causing .death : my mind is not made up as to whether the child came to its death by violence . some appearances do, the hair not being burnt: the blood inside of the skull: the quantity of blood was larger than what the blood vessel of a child of its age would be supposed to contain : 1 examined the wound on the leit arm of the mother, with the view of ascertaining whether it had been inflicted before or after death, ano from extravasation of blood I am of opinion that it was in flicted before death : there was a piece of skin left upon the l?ft thigh, but there was no red lines or blisters on it: those red lines are caused by a species of inflatnma tion from the heat: I have seen dead bodies taken out ol burnt buildings,',but their skins always exhibited those symptoms: but when they have been burnt after death those symptoms do not appeir: my conclusion is, that *he large bod y must have Bern dead before it wee burnt: the absence of the signs, above indicated, in the larger body ef the two clearly indicated that death must have ensued before it was burnt. By the Court?The larger body was dead before tbe action of fire was applied to it By Mr. Ds Witt- From the appearance of the piece of skull I am of opinion that it was not caused by a alow; 1 have never satisfied myself that this piece ol skull was removed belore death ; I cannot account for that inferior portion of the brain buing more burned or hacked than what it was, nor why there should have been blood beirg found in the brain , this portion of the brain does ro< appear to have Seen much exposed to the action of the fire. One of the Jurors asked fer leave to take exercise iothe mornings, alleging, as a reason, that the officers had re fused to allow him to do so this morning, and he was, in consequence, unable to eat his breakfast. (Riais ot laughter.) | The CouaT acceded to the request. The Court adjourned to this forenoon. City Intelligence. Ais|Ui<su*cKiiruL DsrosiT. A well dressed woman en tered the shop ol Miss Lucy A. Holden, No. 60 Forsyth street, last evening, with an infantfin her arms, and ask ed permission to leava it there for a faw moments, while she ran back to another shop to get something she had left. Misa H. consented. The ?juvenile was deposited upon tbe counter, and the woman latt. Unfortunately ?he did not return, and Misa A. Holden not being B holden to the lady for the preaent, rt moved the deposit to the Commissioners of the Alms Hsuse, much to the delight of Mr. Merritt. Upper Police,?Wednesday.?A tti mtt to Commit a R* re.?As Mrs. Barbara Rosenboam, a very respecta ble German woman, residing in 31st street, was passing along the nth avenue, near 136th street, about 4 o'clock vesterday rfternoon, she wns met by a fellow named An drew Smith, who seized fher end threw her violently on the ground, raised her clothes, and endesvored to rn vish and violate her person. She straggled furiously, and screamed lor help, and luckily two men, named M.J. Purslsyf ind Frances Brown,who were < oming along 136th street, heard the cries, and on looking in ine direction from whence they proceeded, observed awominupm the ground struggling with a man, and beckoning tbem lo approach They immediately ran to the spot, and res curd her from the scoundrel's bands. A few seconds la ter and ha would have accomplished his purpose, as the strength of Mrs. R. was nearly exhausted when they reached the spot. He was immediately taken la the Up per Police Office, where he was fully committed by Jus. tice Taylor. He is a very bad fellow, having passed a considerable portion of hit time at Blackwell's Island. Robriivo a Moivkv Urawkk.?Two lacs, named Edward Churchill and William Thompson. were arrested and committed for robbing the monay till in the store ef John fPdell, corner of 3d avenue and 49th street, of the im mense sam of three shillings. Lower Police.?Fmssz7i.cmkivt.?A man named Nathan Rahbage was arrested upon complaint of tiimpel K.hrlih, of No. 81 King street, on a charge of having sold about $176 worth of goods, and appropriated the money to his own use, the goods having been entrustad to Rab bagc by Mr. Ekrlib, his employer, to sell. He alaosolJ hi* horse and wagon. He was fully committed, but as it appeared in evidence that the horse and wagon and pro perty were purchased in Macon, Georgia, and that they were last seen there by Mr. F-., the probability is that the case will be dismissed for want of jurisdiction. Ths pri soner had an examination before Justice Drinker this nf ternoon. Charge or Incest. ?Upon an investigation into the charge of incest preferred Bglary Newboun against her lather, Justice Drinker was satisfied that the girl, al though but about sixteen years of age. is a very bad girl, and that the father Is an honest and industrious man- Tbe girl, upon being confrontrd with her father, confessed that he never had any criminal connection with her, but asserts that she Is pregnant. Upon a mature considera tion of the case and alter a consultation with Justice Matseli, Justice Drinker dismissed the complaint. New boun is a tailor, and is a widower, and consequently the girl haa bad no one to watah orer her, as a mother only enn do. She ia a At subject for the Morel Reform Hocie ty, who, if they take her in hand before she U steeped in infamy, may succeed in reclaiming her. Coroner's OflMivDiiTH oa Board or the Nrw Smr Hrnrt Clat?One of the men employed on board tbe Henry Clay, which was launched yesterday, on go ing below this morning, about half paat 7 o'clock, found the body of a gentleman lying in the hold, about fourteen feet from the lower deck, from which ho had apparently fallen. It was afterwards discovered to be the body of Dr. David T. Herriss, of Williamsburg, L. I., who went on board yesterday before the ship was launched. It is presumed that while below, examining the construction of the ship, he fell through the hatchway, which was open. Dr. H. was forty years of age, and has left a wife ?nd family to lament hi? nHden ana melancholy death. The coroner held an inquest, and the Jury returned a ver dict in accordance with facta. Suicide at Bsi.lkvus?A very brief note was received by tbe Coroner last evening,(irom the superintendent ef the Alms House, requesting him tu call at the Beilevu* Hospital, and hold an inquest upon the body ol Carl A1 bert, who cut his throat, while shaving, oq Thursday morning. The superintendent did not sppeta to think it woitk while to communioato any further pgrtloulars? The Coronor will hold ta inquest to-morrow morning. Common Coandli Boaid or Aldebssxr.?Last evening Alderman Schlef felin in the Chair?eleven member* present. The minute* of the last meeting were read end appro red. Several resignations of Inspector* of Election* ware re ceived and accepted. Jl Voice from (he Tomht? Remarkable and astounding progress in the Ttmperance Cause in (he Tomts?Jl remai k ablt Na(ive Document.?The following original, novel and curious document wai presented to ihe Board by Abia bam W. Morie, one of the deputy keeper* of the City Prison Gtnntatv-lwu* appointed on the 34th of May 1844, one,of the deputy keepers of <h? City prison, and immedi ately upon entering on the discharge oi my duties, intro duced among the minutes the principles of total absti nence from all intoxicating drinks, and thus, in progress of time, by exertion, argument and persuasion, obtained 1,700 signtrs to the Temperance Pledge. Shrill portray to your honorable body theglorioua benefits which have resulted thereby, or dwell upon the happy efleets of thi* grand, lofty, and holy scheme of be nevolence? Shall I speak ol the unbounded happiness and extended joy which will flow from thi* procedure? Shall I describe the amount of misery and wretchedness which through my instrumentality have been arrested in their progress ? Need 1 speak oi the anguish and devnair, or the sufl'dring and woe which I haw changed to merriment and rejoicing ? I aimed at the salvation of the poor drunkard, and through the blessings of Almighty God my efforts in the csuse of suffering humanity have been crowned with the most brilliaut results ! Alas ! Gentlemen, I deemed it but a part of my duty to take the supposed culprit by the hand and endeavor by my effoits to banish lorever from bis lips that deadiy poison which consigned him to the felon's cell. 1 spoke to him not in the harsh language of coDtemptor insult, but in that of meekneas, humility, i rotherly love and christian forbearance. Unwearied have been my labors in the noble cause of temperance, and unceasing my struggles to restore to ao oiety the degraded drunkard?with outstretched hand* I have been ever ready to uphold the fallen; with mercy on my lipi 1 have sustained the friendless and forsaken ! Phis, gentleman, has been my uim?the summit of my ambition ! I designed to pour balm into the open wouuds ot the lacerated heirt and bind up its broken tendrils-1 have restored to the bosom of his family the erring hus band and father?not as I received him, bat as a reformed, a regenerated, a new made man ! It nas ever been any aim through life to follow a straight forward course. To the best of my ability 1 have dis charged the duties, which, by viitueof my otfice, have been assigned to me. (Tending the gate.) I have court ed the favor oi no man, nor solicited the applause of any. Nlylonly wishjmy sole desire has been to fearlessly di: - charge ray duty to my God, to my fellow-creatures, and to my^countty; and, in this respect, my motto has always been ? "Onward and upward, and true to the line." I am. very respectfully, gentlemen, Your obedient servant, ABM. W. MORSE. [Had all th* keepers been a* great advocates for tem perance as Mr. Morse, there would have been no taking liquor and oysters into the cell of a convicted pirate, ana carousing witn him and a convicted forger in the dead bourof the night.-Reporteb.1 The Prsiwert?1 do not know the precise object of this communication. Alb Jacksor?He is probably not satisfied with hi* present oflice and is looking out for something better. Ald. Hosbbouck?I believe he was the gate-keeper that let Sol. Yickers escape. Oh, no ! now 1 recollect that he was sick at the time, and some other person had taken hia place. Communication ordered on file. A number of petitions were presented and referred. Reports.?Reports were received adverse to the petition of Tuomas Woodruff, lor relief from assessment. Adverse to opening 11th avenue. In lavor of building a sewer in 11th street, from the fith to 6th avenues, and in 16th street from Union Piaee to the fith avenue. Of constructing a drain in Hudson street, from Canal to Broome streets, through Broome to within ten feet of Varick street. OI regulating 86th street, from 4th avenue to the Bloom ingdale Road. Of grading and regulating 39th street, from the 3d to the 4th avenues. Ol flagging the south side of 16th street, between the 8th and 9th avenuos. Of regulating 31 it street, from the 4th to fith avenue. Of regulating 41st street, Irom Bloomingdale road to 9th avenue. vOf regulating 331 street, frem'4th to 7th avenues. Of flagging sidewalks in 13th' street, between the fith and fith avenues. All of which repoits were adopted. Paytng Mr.Blunt.?Th* report in favor cf paying N. B. Bluut, Eaq , the sum ol$2l9, for expenses incurred by him in defending a corporation suit, while he was counsel for the Corporation, wai adopted in concurrence, and the Comptroller directed to draw hi* warrant therefore. Excellent Resolution.?Alderman Cotcaits offered a reso lution to have the two piers at the foot of Fulton street ex tended, so as to enclose the basin lying next on the north aide, and that the basin be filled up, and appropriating the sum ot $3,600 for the carrying out of the resolution. Alderman Emmans expressed himself In favor of the resolution, as vessels were frequently stranded in that basin. Adopted unanimously. Pawn Brokers and Junk Shops.?Alderman Jackson in the chair.?The president called up Document No 34, be* iog an ordinance amending the ordinance in relation to oawn brokers and junk shop keepers, providing that all such persons shall be licensed ; and all carta used to col - lect ropes, old j'tok, Ac. shall he numbered, and that only citizens of the United States shall be licensed. Adopted. Paving Jlvenue j?.?Alderman Dktoe called up the re port of the Committee on Streets in favor of poring Avenue A from 10th to 11th streets. Taken up and adopt Wharfage?On motion of Alderman Dickinson, Docu ment No. 68, being a report trom the Committee on Wharves and Slips in relation to the subject ef wharfage, was taken up. 'I be report recommended an application to the Legislature for the passage of an act, empowering the Corporation of this City to demand and receive wharfage from the owners or consignees of goods shipped therefrom or landed thereon Adopted. Repairing Pavements.? Document No. 68, being an ordi nance in relation to repairing and repaying sidewalks and curb stones according to a uniform beighth, was taken up and adopted. At 9 o'clock the Board adjourned till Monday next at j past 6 o'clock. Board or Assistants.?This Board held a special meet ing last ereniog The minutes of the last meeting were read and ap proved. Report*.? In favor of amending the law in relation to the application of tha Croton Water to carry of the con tents of sewers. Laid on the labia and ordered to be printed. In favor of flagging part of 4th Avenue. Adopted, la favor of repaying Molt street between Pell and Ba ya-d streets. Adopted. Paper* from the Foard.?Report*.?In favor of designa 'ing the Election Districts,which have already passed 'he Board, concurred in, with an amendment proposing No. 768 Orange street as a snbstitute lor No. 94. In favor of fixing the Election Diatricta, in the manner in which they have already baen passed by the Board. Concurred in. Petition cf Stephen Whitney and others for repairing Washington Msiket Referred. From inhabitants, asking ehango of hydrant in Broad street. Of Samuel Ooodmtn and others, West Broadway, call ing attention of the Board to abuse of ordinance by Jsmea Hunt, in extending hia store on sidewalk in that locality. Ri furred. Jippointmentt by the Meyer?Police?Communications from the Mayor nominating James W. Claik and J Oil 1 mau, cUlcers of the new Municipal Police. On motion of Mr. Blackstone. the nomination of Mr. Oillmsn was laid on the table, and that of Mr. Claik was adopted. Jitm* House.?From the Committee on Charity and Alms in lavor of concurring in the passage oi t law regu lating tha management of the Alma House. Coucuned in Thomoi Jefferson ? Mr. Charlick efferedthe following resolution :? Wheieas, The memory of the sages of the Revolution, and their patriotic precepts and prmciplss, are the pride of American citizens, and as it is the duty of the reprsten tativea of the people, whetherofvillage, town, city, Slate or nation, to cherish the memory cf the sages ol 76, Therefore, be it resolved, That the city arms and flags be displayed on the City Hall on Wednesday, April 9, 1646, from sunrise till sunset to cotnmemorate tha birlh day of Thomas Jefferson. Unanimously adopted Mr Chablick offered another resolution, asking in quiry into certain abuses on the part of the Captain of (be 1st District Watch ?Reletred. Petition ? Of Mr. Davis, ex-assistant Keeper of tha City Prison, to have his official conduct examined into. Laid upon the table. MReiolution ? In favor of! the introduction of anothrr mode or punishment than a pecuniary fine, against tboso who drag Are engines, hose carts, Ac., on tks side path concurred Id. Croton Water ? Ordinance in favor of amending the law in relxtion to tha Croton water, and the introduction of a clause for the payment of the interest of tha Crotcn debt ?Referred. Ayes 9. Noes 6. Report.?It* favor of constructing drain in 16th street Concurred in.| Adjourned. V. S. Commissi oner'a Office. Mabch 96? Charge of Perjury.?The examination of William Johnson, whose case we have alraadv nsticsd, charged with perjury, in libelling the steamboat Dels ware, has been postponed to Friday week. Court Calendar?This Day. Common Pl?a?.-69, 68, 64, 66, 67, 66, 14, 83, 49. movements of Travellers. Although the principal hotels of the city are not expected, at this early season of the year, to ex hibit a fair index of the greatacceasion of travellers that various circumstances have expedited in their spring visits to this grand commercial mart, yet we possess sufficient information to show that within the last ten days upwards of 3,000 have been added to the population. Over the numbers that arrived during the past ten days, the arrivals, yesterday consisted of the following:? At Tint Astor?The Hon Judge Fornvth, Kings ton, N. Y ; Hon. V. J. Alherion, New Hampshire; Purser Bridge, U. S. Navy: Major Paul Toulaiae, New Orleans; John Jay, Rye,'New York; Hons. Daniel Webster, of Massachusetts, and Oeorge Evans, of Maine, are still at the Astor. City?Hon. Judge Breese of Illinois; Hon Col Clement, Illinois; E. M. Hob, N. Carolina R. L. Meyers, do.; Mr. Williams, Boston; Colone Harrison, Washington. Franklin?Arthur D. Phelps, Boston: A. Bishop, Bridgeport; ? Vanderpoel, Buflalo; Geo. Steele. Albany. (tlork?Mr. Hooper, Boston ; Mr. Townsend, Albany. St. Grohor's?S. W. Richmond, Lowell; Isaac Smith, Indiana: Lieut. Ed. Kennedy, Virginia. Howard's?Col. Dickenson, Tennessee: Col. Edward Green, Wayne co ; Hon. William Unburn, Vermont; Thos. Dyer, Chicago; Col. A. Porter, Boston; T. Bowie, Philadelphia; J. A. Weldon, Providence; S. Rawson, Ohio, Wavirly?Msjor Craig, Prinoetoni Mr. Bher man, S A. Magraud, St. Louts.

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