Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 2, 1845, Page 3

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important from South America. The clipi?r ship Courier, Capt. Wolfe, and barque SMien Brewer, Capt. Farran, arrived yesterday; the former from Rio de Janeiro with advices to the 24th ?1 April, and the latter from Rio Grande with dateh to the 18th. The intelligence received by them is important. It will be seen that the English are interfering in the affairs of Buenos Ayres, as well as of Texas. It will ulso be perceived that appearances are deci dedly against the Montevideans, Riviera had been utterly defeated. There is a probability of a war between Brazil and Buenos Ayres. The English frigate Carysford sailed from Rio de Janeiro for England with $2,000,000 in specie on board [Correipondanca of the Herald.] Rio de Janeiro, April 23d, 1845. Sir Wm. Gore Ouseley, the newly appointed British Minister to Buenos Ayres, whose wife (by the-bye, is a daughter of Mr. Collector Van Ness) has been some time here in close consultation with this government. According to the "on dits" about the court, the object of his visit was two-fold?to fur ther the ncgociation of a treaty between Great Bri tain and the Brazils?and also a co-operation be tween these power?,to force Governor Rosas to open the communication to Paraguay (by w.iy of the Parana) to, British commerce. Mr. Ousefey sailed 22<1 April in British war steamer Firebrand, for Buenos Ajres, and it is said is soon to be followed by a considerable force, (small vessels) now on their ?"way from England. F:ior to arrival of Mr. O. here, a treaty, offensive and defensive, had been strictly negotiated and pinned between Paraguay and tne Brazils, but the fact coming to the knowledge of lioosas, (on the Sir James Graham principle) he instructed the Buenos Ayrean Minister here, Gen. Guido, to demand either his passi>orts or the non-ratification of this treuty on the part of the emperor, when the latter alternative was conceded. The result of all this manoeuvring has not trans' pired, but doubdess the result will not prove unlike the usual effect of British mediation?the oyster to the mediator?a shell each, to the mediated. Our minister, Mr. Wise, is watching these move ments rlosely, and is engaged unremittingly in en deavoring to prevent the prostitution of the Ameri can flag by Brazilian slaveholders. As to the claims of American citizens against this government, no thing can be accomplished, however energetie the exertions, until our representative at this court shall be furnished with instructions of the most impera tive character, in relation thereto. The frigate Raritan, Capt. Gregory, and brig Bainbridge, Lieutenant commanding, Pennington, are still in this harbor. Rio de Janeiro, April 23rd, 1845. The ship Courier being on the eve of departure for New York, I avail myself of the chance to give you tho little news we have in this city. The festivities attendant upon the ceremony of christening the heir of the crown are all over. Illu minations have had their "night," and everything now is quiet. The latest information we have re ceived from Monte Yideo, states that "Riviera," Rosas' General, had been defeated by the other par ty, and had fallen back to the Province of Rio Grande. The lj. S. ship Boston was lying off Mon te Video. Here we have the United States frigate Raritan, Commodore Turner, and the little brig Bainbridge, Lieut. Com. Penington. The health of the officers and crew continues good. The American brig Porpoise", having been seized for an alleged violation of the laws of the United States in regard to the slave trade, is about to be sent home, (as I am informed) in charge of a prize crew from the flag ship. The Saratoga is daily expected. List or OrricEita of the U. 8. Brio Bainsridoe, at Rio de Janeiro.?Law. Penington. Lieut. Com manding; Henry Walker, lit Lieutenant; George H. White, Purter; J J. Brownlee, Panted Aiitatant Sur ? geon ; W. R. McKinney, Acting Matter ; Wm H. Hud ton, Passed Midihipman ; Geo. H. Bier, Milton Haxtum, A. F. Mor,roe, Midshipmen ; Thoi. H. Stoneall, Captain'* Clerk J. Thos. Power, Matter1* Mate ; Francis Dawson, Acting Gunner; John Young, do. Boatiwain; C. W. Br.Y>bitt, do. Carpenter. Rio Grande, April 18,1845. From the 15th February to 15th April, ten Ameri can vessels left the port of Rio Grande in ballast, being unable to purchase cargoes or procure freights, on account of the great, scarcity of hides and other produce. Since the declaration of peace in the Province, contrary to general expectation, hides have arrived from the interior very slowly, and immediately pur chased for the European markets at high prices. At the sailing of the Stephen Brewer, the market was completely overstocked with American produce, es pecially of domestics?sufficient on hand for over two years consumption, large quantities having gone forward to anticipate the new duties, which now nearly amount to a prohibition. Accounts were mo mently expected of the blockade of Buenos Ay rex bv the combined fleets of England, France and Brazil, the British minister having left Rio 3d April by a war steamer, and decisive measures were expected en his arrival. The Montevidean army, under Hiviera, were pur sued into the Province of Rio Grande by the Buenos Ayrean forces, early in April, and after a desperate engagement, completely routed, with severe loss on both sides. The border difficulties daily increasing; the opinion of the military at Rio Grande was that war would be inevitable between Brazil and Buenos Ayres. [From the Rio Journal de Comercio, April 24.] Rio Grande, April 24.?On the 27tb of last month, the Argentine forces commanded by Rugulza, routed the ar my of Riviera at India Muerta. It appears that the dis persion *?j complete, but that few were killed. General Me ina, Colonel* Luna Fortunatus Silva Bernardino, Baez, Vincento Ginas, Oiiavarria, Albion, Tavares and several other officers, with 1,500 soldiers, and a convoy of families, consisting of 9000 persons and 18-1 baggage carts came into Brazil. These unfortunate people were in Santa Toresa, when tho attack was ma'le upon India Muerta, and as soon as they received intelli gence of it, they dujjersed, marching towards the Bra zilian territory, w'norc they entered at noon on the 29th. At five in th;, afternoon they were again dispersed, and at day-bre^ic on the 30th the enemies force appeared upon our li'.,og. Ruguiza immediately demanded of Lt. Col, Garga.i, commander of tho frontier, to disarm the Monte Videans, declaring that if this was not done by midday, be should himself enter the Brazilian territory for this purpose, and added that the arms must be given up to nim as being tho property of the Montevidean govern ment. The Rosiitan commander at the same time in formed Lt. Col. Oargas that a part of his force had al ready passed into the Brazilian territory some twenty square.*, to lake three of the baggage carts of the Mon tevideaus, but that they should be immediately with drawn. The commander of the frontier did not answer the Argentinian Goneral, but proceeded to disarm the emigrant forces who were then encamped in Gerribatu, four leagues within the boundary of Brazil. The arms were then deposited in the hoiue of an inhabitant of that district. General Riviera escaped from the field of battle, with about 80 men, and passed the Hauce direct to Cebollaty this route was also taken by other officers and groups of dispersed soldiery. By one of the soldiers who arrived here we know that on the 28th, Riviera passed through Cruz, beyond Cebollaty, with 400 men, and aocompanied by the Colonels Blanco, Kriere, and Calengo. The commander of Silva'* brigade concealed himself in the hills of Cortez, with about IflO men, and ns this la his nntive district, end he is a man of great influence there, it is probable that he will rapidly augment his forccs. Colonel Mundonca, commander of Rivcra't escort, pan<ed on the 30th by Jaguarao, with more than an hun dred men, and it is known with certainty that he passed up the Jcguarao. It is supposed that he will soon re enter tho Ilnncla Oriental, and reunite with Colonol Ca raacho, who has a force of more than 400 men, and who was not in tlie engagement of India Muerta, as his com pany were not at that time with the main body of the army. General Medina and Colonel Ollivarren were not in the netion?jthey were in I'olonia, coast of Castillo*, waiting lor a vessel laden with cattle, intending to go in her to Montevideo, but as soon as they received intelligence of the defeat, they joined the emigrants, and the part of the routod forces at Santa Theresa, and General Medina took the command of the whole. [Extract from a Private Letter ] Rin OswDt, 14th April.?A man arrived to-day from near the frontier, cay* that an express ha< arrived from Riviera to General Medina (who after the force that he commanded was disarmed, cn nmped nt Toliim,) announcing that Riviera had join^J Colonel Lamncho, ami that they weic on the Hlh at the Causa de las Tiedraa, With b.M) men;and tliftt Riviera was about to cross to thi* side the Jagunmo to have an interview with Count Caixas. A boat from the Jagunrao arrived to-dajr with the in telligent thai Hivieia had cloaned that river with forty won, end that he was now in this province. Extract from another private letter, dated lliu Ghaniik, 14th April, The defeat of Riviera is already known her*,but to the detail* of the action we can give little credit, so different me the rumor*. I can only soy what parsed after the battle of India Muorto?that is, give you some account of the dispersion. Ou the 20th, 1200 of Riviera's men, hotly pursued by Urgur/.a, entered the frontier of Brazil at Chuy. Gen I. Me'lina commanded the fugitive*, and meeting with the convoy of families that Riviera had left at Santa Theresa, encamped with them four leagues within the Brazilian territory. At day-break on the ,10th Urguiza was upon the fron tier, and there ended his active pursuit, detaining the mat* of ? is forces ut thi* point ; nut permitting some j.mall parties to enter our territery. Two of Riviera's officers, who were sick in the house of a Ilm/.ilian, were killed. The ootnmander of the lorcen of Oribe demanded that the fugitive* who had fought refuge in our territory, should T>e disarmed, and bad even the audacity to demxnd that certain marked in dividual* should be given up to him. We know nothing certainly of the route taken by Riviera after the action?it ia *aid, however,that he, with 200 men who ware with him, aaoapad with difficulty into XJfAxil by swimming the river Jaguarao. I'.fl.? \ boat has arrived to-day from Jagua:ao, which tilings the intelligence that Riviera ha 1 entered tho Bra zilian territory with a small eaoort Literature, 4iv. An? Oedkrof Family Prayer for every Day m TO* Week ; Stand turd Ar Swords, New York ?A neat small volume by Dr. Wainwright, which doubt less will prove very acceptable to the more religious portion of the community. Ihr Knickerbocker Sketch Book: Burgess & ..tringer, New York.?The whole of this interesting work, well printed by L. G. Clark, for 60 cents. History of Oregon : Colyer, New York?This small work contains a very excellent geographical and political account of tnis country, with an ex 'tminution of the project ot a national railroad from ine Atlantic to toe Pacific ocean. It will be found very interesting and valuable to those who take any interest in this far off State. WyoMivG-Harper. ic Brothers: New York.? Tnis interesting tale forms No. 53 of the Library of Select novels. 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This work has been lightly spoken of by critics in general; and we have nothing to say against it.? The Greek text is elegantly executed?the para phrases are long, abstruse, and, of course,very learn ed. It is a harmless book, provided infidels?per haps the author prefers the word atheists?do not turn round and say, '* you are hard pushed for proofs of your God, when you go all the way back to Plato for them." The author is very ingenious in finding passages in Plato pregnant with meaning?just as the commentators of Snakspeare find a thousand and one beauties in his plays, he was perfectly ignorant of himself. Eveline Neville: A Novel?Burgess, Stringer Co.?The authoress of this book is said to be a Southern lady; as far as we read, it is a fair spe cimen of the light productions of native talent. The Quaker City?Published by the author, George Lippard, Philadelphia?We have to ac knowledge the receipt of a complete copy of this work, which has obtained such a notoriety that cri ticism were needless; the author has favored us with the following letter :? Philadelphia, May 36th, 1846. Sir :? On Saturday, October 4, 1644, ] publiihed the first number of the " Quaker City, or Monki of Monk Hall," a romance intended to illustrate the life, mystery, and crime of Philadelphia. Through the persuasion of several men, whom I thought my frienas. I was induced to dramatize the mere plot of my book for the Cheinut street Theatre. No sooner was the work announced in dramatic form, than a host of contemptible enemies, commenced a scries of attacks on my name and character, filling every obscene paper in Philadelphia with their libels ; and in one in stance, procuriug the insertion of their falsehoods, in a paper of standing, to wit, the A'eu< York Herald Among thoso calumniators might be found, all the out casts of the outcast literature or Philadelphia, magazine hacks, play-wrights, editors of sectarian journals, and, indeed, very pleasing representatives of the various tribes of the mendicant literati of the Quaker city. Tho first libel, circulated by these gentry, was the trans guront falsehood, that my book was founded on the He erotn and Merger tragedy. A riot was threatena, ? mob was raised, the Chesnut street Theatre menaced with arson, and all because I had the mulortuue topourtray tho characters of some of our Quaker city notorieties somewhat too forcibly aad plainly. The Mayor requested the withdrawal of the play be cause a riot was threatened. While the Mayor was wri ting his request, the mild beams of an autumnal sun, were playing?quite picturesquely too?over the ruins of St. Augustine's and St. Michael's churches. Quoth his honor, "thoy havo burned churches, these law-loveing Philadelphians ; it will not take much to raise their righteous indignation against theatres." Because a riot was threatened, therefore, tho play wns withdrawn. You will understand that the cry of " unjustifiable in terference with the Heberton and Mercer tragedy," was the flimsy pretence, under which all this clamor and hullabaloo were raised. 1 nose gently next threatened me with assassination, in case my play was produced in Now York. The name of my play (and nothing more) wai played in New York for some fourteen night*, and yet, strange to say, I hare not been shot or stabbed up to this date ! I say the name of my play, because the Manager of toe Chatham, al though he had my M88. in his possession, never pro duced the play itself. The1 Monks of Monk Hall, a* playocl at the Chatham Theatre, was ono of the most refreshingly amusing, dramatic murders, ever com mitted. I endured the nlav and the attacks on it in the Nrw' li,J Herald, with fortitude. 1 was waiting patiently for the stabbing and shooting, which was " forthcoming" (as the publishers have it^ on a most unlimited scale. Now, sir, my object in writing to you. thus, at length, is to place the " Quaker City" in complete form before you, leaving it to your censure or approval, as the gods may decidc. Yours, kc. GEORGK LIPPARD. To James Gordon Bkknktt, Ksq., of the Herald. P. 8.?Allow me to state, that in consequence of the attacks on my book, an edition of some 60,000 to 70,000 numbers, have been sold in the principal citie* of the Union. Sporting Intelligence. Nashvii.i.k Hacks?May 24?Fourth Day?Citi zens' Pump?#100?Entrance #10?mile heats, best 3 in 5. Col. Geo. Klliott's ch. c. by Leviathan, dam by Merlin, 3 yr. old 1 1 1 J. fl. linen's ch. c. Vagabond, by Ainderly, 4 yr. old 0 0 0 B. Johnson'* b. m. Purity, by Ainderly, 4 yr. o 0 0 0 Time?1:66$?1:51 J ?1:51. St. Lorn Racks?Fourth Day?May 23 ? The follow ing is the rosult. Three mile heats : Philip A. Cock'* c. I. Arrah Neal, by Levia than, dam Martha Washington 1 1 Scruggs and Kenning'* c. f. Carolino, by Qlen coe, dam by Leviathan 3 i 8. W. Robbie * b. m. Lucy Mundis, by Tyrant, dam by Druid 3 dis Time?6:37?6:31. At the go-off in the last heat, Lucy Mundis threw her rider, but continued to run the heat out, coming in ?econd. An Arkk5T?We copy the following from the InM Ltjeington (MiMOwrt) Exprtu-.?" Yesterday, the She'riffof tliin county arrested John C. Le*tor at liis resi dence about fourteen miles southwest of this city, on a cliatge of the murder of King B. Scott, his brother-in law, about two years sinee. The way the matter has been brought to light, is briefly as follows:?About 18 months ago, an accomplice of.Lester's, by the name ol Hortun, was sont to tlio Tenitentiary for an offence in which L. was implicated. Lester got clear, and a peti tion was forwarde J to tiie Governor lor llorton's release He was released, and since his arrival, which is only ? few days, he has blown the gang in which he formorly associated into confusion and dismay. Horton has con fessed his participation with Lester in the murder ol Scott, and the Judge of the Circuit Court issued a war rant for L.'s apprehension, which was served yesterday morning. While the Sheriff and hi* |>osse were bring ing Lester to towa, he broke and attempted to escape on a very fleet horse. One of the gentlemen who accom panied the Sheriff, beiug near Lester, rode after him, and shot him in two places with pocket pistols, but before he could be conquered, he received a cut with a bowie knife held by the guard. It is thought by the physician who ha* charge of Letter, that th? wonnd* will not kill him, unless mortification should take plate This morn ing a party of men, accompanied by Horton, went it search of Scott's remains, which, with the exception o the head, were discovers 1 last Saturday, In the vicinlt) Ol' Lester'* farm." Maonstic Tki.kuraph.?We hear our friftmls ir Kentucky intend enjoying the benefit of tho Telegrapl between Frankfort and Lexington. Orders have beei sent hare to prepare the wires. It will be a ploaiau, thing to hold a talk between the two eitio*?If wo ha< the eporlunity here, (a* we (hall have by and by,) Dr Look* would turn it to (oo4 account.?Cm. OuHli. Annexation in VUtInta?A RmI TruiiM' tlon. days since, a young gentleman and lady o| Madison, \ a., concluded negotiations, which nai) been going on for some time previously, on the sub led of annexation, and the articles of union were duly signed and sealed by the parties, and submitted to the mother, u very respectable widow lady, for ratification, who peremptorily refused her consent, and declared that the annexation should, under no contingency, take place. The partieH got together afterwards, and after de liberating maturely on the subject, concluded, that af the mother would not acknowledge the indepen dence of the young lady, and that as she was neither aejure nor de facto sovereign and independent, the only way to accomplish their object and consum mate their wishes, was to revolutionize, and if pos sible achieve their independence in that way. Accordingly, they procured a suitable conveyance, and set on with all speed to the city of Washington. Arriving at the village of Ceiitrevule, accompanied by a female friend, they stopped at an inn to refresh themselves, where they were overtaken by a bro ther of the young lady and a friend, who, after se curing his sister in a room, commenced a furious at tack on her lover, which soon put the whole village in an uproar, and brought many of the citizens to tne scene of action. The orother was furious, and the lover was alarmed. The brother endeavored to in timidate the sister, but she resolutely declared for annexation, and that nothing but death should sever the bonds of union which had been agreed upon be tween her and her lover. The brother, still'more and more exasperated, repeated a threat to kill the lover, which more and more alarmed him ; and he was almost on the noint of relinquishing his prize, and trusting to further negotiation to bring about the ultimatum of all his hopes and wishes?annexation. His whole soul had been set upon it. The whole heart of his lady-love was set <i|>on it They had, as they thought, succeeded in achieving their indepen dence, and to be thus frustrated in their expectations, was too bad. " What shall I do?" thought the lover?" if I give her up I am undone and miserable forever; and if he kills me, why, then she will be undone and broken-hearted forever?what shall do 1 what can I do 1 Here are two to one against me. You Burely won't kill me," said he to the bro ther. " I love your sister, and she loves me?you "??rely won't kill me, and render her miserable for L j s.vvear 1 will," replied the incorrigible bro ther; and the young man turned pale as death, as despair sat ujwn his countenance. Just at this moment a spectator, who had witness ed the greater part of the scene, took the young man aside, and told him that he would set every thing a 'winkling, if he would follow his advice. My dear sir, I know you are a friend from the frankness with which you address me?tell me how to act, and I will obey you: and if I succeed, you will make me your devoted friend forever." " Very well, now mark me. He threatened to kill you?I heard him make the threat?all you have to do is to apply for a warrant, and bind him over to keep the peace. He, being a stranger in this peaceful, little village of Centrcville. nobody will go his bail; and the conscouence will be, he must go to jail, and then what will hinder you from securing your prize and proceeding to Washington, where you can be an nexed- We are all for annexation here, and when both parties are willing, I don't sec what rightGreat Britain, Mexico, or anybody else has to interfere." Hope, joy, and gratitude, all rose _jn the young man's bosom, and off he sped to the magistrate, who upon the testimony of his friend, issued the warrant, which being placed in the hands of the town constable, the first thing the brother knew he was in limbo. Whilst the trial was going on, the friend, who had left word with the magistrate not to commit the brother, but keep him waiting some time for the accuser to appear, had the conveyance ready, and the rebellious subjects were again on their way to the city; and as it was not more than twenty-five or thirty miles, and as he was in favor of the measure, he concluded to come along with them, bringing also another young friend, who volun teered his services on the occasion. The brother, after having been detained a con siderable length of time by the magistrate, and no prosecutor appearing, was of course set at liberty. On his return to the inn, and inquiring for the rebels he was informed that they had been gone more than an hour, but which course no person knew. Filled with rage, and overwhelmed with vexation, he gave up the pursuit. The rebel party struck up a lively pace, and arrived in the city on Saturday evening, and stopped of course at the Virginia House, on C. street. The lover, and one of his Centreville frends, went imme diately to the Clerk's office and procured a license, whilst die other went in search of a parson. Just as every thing was ready, and the sexton had an nounced .that the parson was waiting at the church to perform his duty, up drives another brother, who had taken tne route by Richmond, in Eursuit of the rebel fugitives, and inquired? f this was the Virginia House 1 The Cen terville friend, who judged from his hurried man ner of speech, that he was of the anti-annexation party, promptly answered in the negative, and 'pointed him to the Exchange asthe Virginia House. The brother in great haste drove up to the Exchange, and finding he had been deceived, came back, and demanded of the landlord, if there was not a run away couple in the house. "Not now," says the land lord, " they have just left through the backdoor, and 1 will venture any sum they are gone to the Church. They went in a aevil of a hurry." "What church 1 what church!" exclaimed the brother. "Why to the B tpiiat in E. street, I suppose, for it was the Sexton of that church I saw here a while ago." Away went the brother to the church, but when he got there the door was fast. The younglady had told the Sexton to lock the door as they went. The brother leaped over the pailing, but unfortunately got into the wrong yard. Meanwhile the parson, in a sweet mellow tone, had gone through the ceremo ny?annexation was consummated?Hymen approv ed and ratified the articles of union, ana ordered hit clerk to record it in the book of fate ; and the parties left with smiling faces, and hearts throbbing with the liveliest emotions, and returned to the V irginia House. Just as the parties had turned the corner, the brother found his way out of the yard, and came into the Church much excited. " Has there been a couple just married here?" heinquired. "There haa," answered the young parson. "By whom 1" he again demanded. "By nie." calmly replied the parson.? " Then, sir, I will hold you responsible." " lam re? ponsible. I am responsible for what Ido," replied the parson, very kindly, to n mnch higherpower, and for the legal authority, I have that in my pocket in the shape of a license, " and what God hath joined to gether, let not man put asunder." The brother at once saw that he was at the end of his row. and after saying he had travelled two hun dred miles in twenty-lour hours, forty of which had been on horseback, and was only five minutes too late, he believed he would go back home. On en auiringof the gentleman from Centreville, I was in formed that the ladies in that part of the Old Domi nion are all for annexation?to a man. The young lady has a good fortune. Am Eyk Witness Terrible Fire in Quebec.?A very destructive fire occurred in Quebec last Wednesday. A large portion of that city was then reduced to ashes, and ten thousand persons made houseless. The fire continued to rage at the last accounts. [From Quebec Letter, May as. P. M.) "The Qtieh'c Oatftte Will not be published to-day, the hands being all absent at the firo which occurred at Mr. Richardson s Tannery in Valier's suburb* about noon, and haii already spread over nearly all St. lloch Suburbs A population of about ten thousand souls will be without house or home to-night, having lost almost every thing; so rapidly were the names driven by a strong westerly wind among houses mostly of wood. Fortunately a shower which has just fallen, will prevent the lire from taking on the shingle roofs, in St. Paul street, and the Lower Town?the sparks being carried quite over to the river and along the ramparts." We learn from other sources, that, w-hen the fire commenced, the wind was westerly, but about ono o'clock shifted, carrying the flames in an opposite direction, and in a lino with the General Hospital; in one hour all the streets on the right towards the city, were consumed, as far as the Queen's Wood Yard, including the block of houses on the 8outh, and as far as Cloarihuc's bakery. Half an hour more and St. Charles street, north and south, St Paul's market, and the square, were consumed?the fire extending to Mc Callum's brewery, including Lloyd k Lepper's, Dinning It Co.'s, and McCallum's wharves. At halt-past four tho Are continued to rage, the wind blowing from the north east?the houses imtide the Palace Oate, Including the Engineer's office, Artillery Barracks, in imminent dan ger?the Power Magazine by no means safe, and burning shingles belntf blown Into St. John street. We have not heard of any fives being lost, but the misery which must euMie from so dreadful a calamity?of tne extent of which we are still ignorant?cannot tie exaggerated. A gentleman from our offioe leaves for Quebec this eve ning, and wo shall lose no time in furnishing our readers with a complete and authentic narrative of the facts con nected wiUi this awful occurrence. Important Slave Case.?An interesting decision on whut is called the "slave case," was made in the U. 8. Circuit Court, in session oil the I9th ult., at the capital of Indiana. The case involved the following points, as stated in the Stair Sentinel: " 1st. That slavery was only a State or local institu tion : 3. That slavery is based on local laws, not sus tained or supported by either moral, nature], or national law : 3 That If a slave escape ftom the State in whioh he is held in slavery, either ny accident, consent of his master, or against that consent, lie is forever free : 4. That the ordinance of 17H9 organizing the North Western Territory, only guarantees the delivering up of fugitives from labor to citl/ens of the original States, and that as vlissouri (from whence the slaves escaped) was not one of the oriuinai States, the citizens of Indiana were not hound to deliver nn to Missouri her runaway slaves." Tho opinion of the court was delivered by Jud^e Mc Lean. lie admitted the correctness of the propositions 1, 1 an<l it, but overruled the demurrer to the declaration, leciding that if Indiana had remained a territory, under '.lie ordinance, she would not have been bound to deliver .ip the slaves ; but having adopted a constitution, which in part abrogates the law of the ordinance, she is bound "y the constitution of the United States ; and Missouri bcir.2 one of the great sister family of States, Is entitled to nil the lights and privileges of tlio original Status, ! Irom all other States in the Union. Boa ton. [Correspondence of the Herald.] Bosvom, Mat Slit, 1885. Hamuli dull?EJfeete ?/ Speculation?The Weather? Markets?Benefit of Jldam'i If Co.'i Exprete?End of the -Innivertariei?Capital Punithment Meetingi?Trial for Slave Trading?The Covnitl engaged?Intireil Manifeeled in tke Rttult. Our business folk* are making doleful complaint* about the stagnation of trade. There ia very little doing, ami no great prospect of anything better until fall. I sup. pose that this stagnation in trade may be fairly attributed to the foolish speculating mania which raged here in the first part of the season, whereby country trader* were frightened from making purchases. Au unsettled state of the market was by that means produced, and the con sequence is, that purchasers are shy, buying only from hand to mouth, as occasion demands. A few shrewd ones have made some money by those speculations, and many would-be shrewd ones have got bitten ; trade is injured bythe movement,and so much for the latest specu lating fever in Boston market. Wonder if they will want to try it again soon > The weather is flue, but cool for the season, with occa sional refreshing showers. Take it all in all, the Great Disposer of all events, makes tilings work just about as well as we could wish, and it is somewhat problematical, whether we should have any more satisfactory weather, if we had the Axing of it ourselves. We get some oarly fruits and vegetables from your market, and those further South, and in this regulation of the domestic exchanges, Adam's Ik Co.'s Express Line plays a most conspicuous part. The enterpiise of those gentle:neu in extending their lines, and the promptness and faithfulness with which they execute the commissions entrusted to them, are worthy of all praise. Adams is a genuine yankee, and a gentleman at that. Quick?euergetic?attentive, and accommodating?ho pushes on the car of enterprise with a noiseless rapid motion, that must in the end redound to his benefit, as it now does to hi* credit. Oinsmore the partner in New York is also a " smart one !" But you of i course know that, if any of your folks want a job well done and quickly, between New York and Boston, let them employ Adams' express, and their wishes will be fully gratified. The Anniversaries are all over, and the "unco gude," as Burns called them, have gone home perfectly satis fied with their doings, and fully convinced that they are the salt of the earth. Self-esteem is a very fine thing to make a man feel well, if he only has enough of it Among the most interesting of the meetings during the week, have been those of the "Massachusetts Society for Abolishing Capital Punishment." These were held yesterday during the day and evening. They were fully attended, orderly, respectful, and what is not usual with anniversary meetings, the attention of the speakers and of the audience was confined to the business in hand. Among the speakers were Rantoul, the President of the Society, Rev. Mr. Chapin, of Charlestown, Robert Owen, of Scotland, and Messrs. Greeley, Brisbane, and Chan ning, of New York. The object of this society is to pro* cure the repeal of the death punishment in this State. Next week, in the U. S. Circuit Court, we are to have the trial of Capt. Flowry, of the Spitfire, for slave trad ing. This is tne vessel just brought here from the coast of Africa. The captain has been indicted, and the crew are to be used as witnesses. R. Rantoul, jr., will con duct the case for the government, and Col. Rogers, and T. P. Chandler, will appear for the defence. From what 1 can learn, there is ample evidence to convict the cap tain of the oifence charged, which will subject him to fine and imprisonment. The capital ofience is not charged in this case. There is milch interest manifested in the approaching trial, as the gentlemen engaged are lawyers of acknowledged ability, and the subject is one thattwarmly interests our citizens. The vessel is owned in Salem, and is sure to be condemned and sold for the benefit of Uncle Sam and the captors. GUY FAUX. Observations on tUe Cotton Trsule, With a view to the intinded application to Parlia-' ment for a repeal of the dutiet on the importation of Cotton Wool. Addressed to the Lord Provost of Glasgow, through the ?* Glasgow Sentinel." Con denied from a work by Robert Owen, Esq., of\ New Lanark, January 21th, 1815. To every individual this subject is one of deep in terest, and also one of great national importance. Little more than halt a century had elapsed since the cotton trade commenced; it is now the most considerable in the kingdom. This progress has taken place not only without the aid of government, but in spite of a national oppression, in tne form of a duty. t During this period the linen trade, though aided by bounties, has gradually diminished, and the woollen trade remained stationary, although free of duties. Cotton is cheaper, more easily manufactured, and of more universal application than any other mate rial, and hence is destined to become the common clothing of mankind. The country in which it shall finally prevail will be the most |K>werful. Yet in the midst of political conflict, England has had no competitors hitherto; but with the advent of peace a new rivalry will spring up; the example of the wealth and power it has cre ated in this country is duly appreciated by other na tions, and efforts will be made to appropriate a share of the benefit. Already the trade has made a progress in France, Switzerland, and Germany, and the tendency of the duty on importation is to increase their advantages. Is it wise in our legislators 1 On the average of the last ten years we have im ported about seventy-three millions of pounds of cotton annually, for which we huve paid about five millions annually. In its manufacture it has been in creased in value six or seven times,and given rise to an expenditure in wages of from sixty to seventy millions sterling. Seventy millions is adequate to the support of three millions of people, as they at present live; and I believe this number, or more, obtain subsistence, either directly or indirectly, from this trade. It gives activity to the lead, tin and copper mines : to the Baltic and Canada trade in timber, tallow, dec., to the .manufactures of glass,cards, leather and vege table oil, the whale fisheries, and many others?be sides the direct consumption of food. Can we retain this valuable branch of commerce 1 We have certain local advantages, such as the pre sent establishment of the manufacture?a people trained to the business?a capital superior to all, and, above all, a constitution which gives more liberty and security to the subject than any other. On the continent of Europe we nave obstacles to encounter, in light taxation, low wages and protec tive duties. These we may overcome ; but what are we to say to our more formidable rivals on the other side of the Atlantic?men shaking our own language, who can mix with us in all our proceedings, commercial as well as political; who can obtain accurate drawings ot every machine we use ; who can procure the aid of our instructed workmen ; whe have the raw ma terial at their doors, and who have scarcely any tax ation, and a constitution free as our own? Notwithstanding the plausibility of the prevailing sentiment that we have too much cotton trade in this country, and however true it may be that the labor ing classes were more happy at agricultural pursuits, I regret to say we cannot retrace our steps. Our ex istence,as an independent power,depends on the con tinuance of this trade; without it, our increased p?pu lation cannot be supported?the interest of the na tional debt paid, nor the expenses of lieets or armies paid. Such is the present situation of the country. It possesses a manufacture which gives bread to more than three millions of its inhabitant;, and supplies the government with a large proportion of its necessary expenses; but it essentially injures the health, morals and happiness of those engaged in it. Yet, in conse quence of the peculiar qualities ot the raw material of this manufacture, no substitute is likely to be found to supersede it. To relieve us from the dangerous and critical situ ation in which we are now placed, we must devise effectual measures to ameliorate the condition ol the millions employed in the manufacture. It is only since the introduction of the cotton trade that children, before they have acquired strength of body or mental instruction, have been forced into cotton mills, where they linger out a few years ol miserable existent, acquiring bad habita, which they disseminate through society. It is only since the introduction of this trade, that children, and even grown people, were required to labor more than 12 houre a day?that the sole recreation of the laborer is to be found in the pot house or gin shop?that pov erty, crime, and misery have made rapid and powe ful strides throughout the country. The manner which appears to me alone calculated to remove the evils stated, is to procure an act of Parliament. First.?To Drevent children from being employed in cotton or outer mills, until they are twelve years old. Secondly.?That the hours of work in mills of ma chinery, including one hour and a half for meals and recreation, ahull not exceed twelve hours per day. Lastly.?That, aftera certain period, no child snail be received in a mill of machinery, until he shall have been taught to rend, to write a legible hand, and to understand the four first rules of arithmetic ; and girls also taught to sew their common garments of clothing. The instruction to be given by the country which give them birth. I may he told all thin is impracticable^ but against this I will bring both argument and experience. I do not wish to take the meeting by surprise; and to give time for considering what I have advanced. I proposed an adjournment; and if that be acceded to, 1 pledge myself to prove that the measures which I have now proposed, will be advantageous to all en gaged in the cotton trade, to the best interests of our ro'intry, and to the cause of humanity. Starch Manufactory.?While at Bremen, we visited theStarchFaetory of Mr.F.Sculenburg,which has been in operation about three yeare. The nrat year he manufactured about 60,000 Ibi; the MCond year about double that quantity ; and lait year ho manufactured 300,000 Ibi; thim far increasing annually the quantity manufactured in geometrical progre'iion. Up to thfil time he ban not )>eon able to iup|>ly the demand. Indeed, to far from thii, he could pell at thu moment, manifold ai much m he haa yet been able to manufacture, in the City of New York alone, to which place, and Botton. he now (hip* considerable quantities. The article produced i? ot the be?t quality, at may be Inferred from the c.ircumitance of iti celohiitr In the Rett, where it meet* with the oem|>etltioii of the local manufacturers there.?Loum Reporter, Jiey I#. City Intelligence. Dmonjt CoNruoiATioH?Urwuoi or Oik Hon d?>.u Houses totally consumed.?On Sunday morning, ?bout one o'clock, A. M., the stables of H. R. Palmer in Kigliteeth itreet, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, were set on fire by an incendiary, by which, at least, one hundred and twenty houses have fallen a prey. The par ticuiarn are as follow* :?About half-pest 13 o'clock Mr. Pulmer'i watchman and foreman were, as usual, on their roundi about the premise), and had not been more than half an hour at their stables when a man jumped from the bay loft window into lMth street, and at the same time muttered mine expression* which the watchman did not near, but on their looking up towards the huy loft perceiv ed that it wan a mass of flume inside; notwithstanding they pursued the offender for some distance, who finally escaped. On their return, they got the stables o|>en. in which were about one hundred horses, and immediately went to work, notwithstanding that the smoke and names at the moment were dreadful, and by great exei tions, succeeded in saving, as they imagined, about sixty of these unfortunate luimuls, but which turned out after wards to be more or less injured, and some of them to tally unfit for use, and so much burned, that Mr P. was obliged to have them rid of the torture they were forgo ing, and consequently had them shot?so that out of the whole number only thirty five horses remain, which, in all probability, may never be fit for uto. There was a ouantity of combustible matter on the premises, inclu ding hay, straw, and about seven hundred bushels of oats, which, as a matter of course, was consumed in a very short time. Meanwhile, the work of destruction was rauidly progressing. There was a strong south west wind blowing at the time, and the adjoining buildings being principally of frame work, readily ignited, and spreud with fearful rapidity across the block as far as Nineteenth street, taking in its sweep about twenty housos, which front eighteenth street, and then all the outhouses adjoining backward to Nineteenth street. Here the whole neighborhood got, ai well they might, into a state of consternation, not knowing whe<c the flame* might end, and commenced removing their furnituic and other goods to the other side of the street; and had not long done so, when they were again routed, for till the buildings on that side ol the street, and still opposite the burned district, were, in a few minutes, one mass of flame, ere they could again remove one half of what they had formerly saved. The fire here again thieatened imme diate destruction to all the adjoining houses, and spread like wildfire, from the before mentioned place, across to twentieth street, making equally great havoc of proper ty, and from theuce, up to, and as far as the Jews' bury ing ground to twenty-first street, where it could not go any further in that dlrectson, there being no more houses in the block. The greaterpart of the houses were frame work, and a good many of them very neat brick build ing. The number of families left almost desolate by this lamentable catastraphe wtll not be lesss than five hund red, and the sight which (on viewing the districi, yester day,) presented itself to us, was truly lamentable. Men, women and children, were almost in a state of nudity, ta king up their abode in the out houses and sheds of their more fortunate neighbors, with whatever little furniture and clothing they had saved. There was a repont that a woman had fallen a victim also ; but on minute en quiry, we found it to be without foundation. The prin cipal loser in this business will be Mr. Calmer, and in deed it is a pity such a calamity should have befallen so industrious and upright a man ; and from circum stances connected with this affair it would appear that there was a combination against him to injure him to the utmost degree, for while his stages were drawn out of their sheds, some malicious wretches com menced a second destruction on his property by cutting away all the inside lining of his omnibusses, and our opinion is. still strengthened by the threats and execrations made use of against him in the hearing of one of our Reporters, who repaired on yesterday to the spot to learn the full details. Almost all the fire com panies of the city were at the scene, in an incredably short time after tne alarm was given?but the buildings being so dry, and as might bo expected, plenty of com bustibles of all kinds being in many of the houses, strengthened the fury of the torrent, so that trying to stop the progress of the flames proved almost a fruitless attempt; and we have been informed that the Croton water is very scarce in the neighborhood. The whole amount of damage will, it is estimated, bo about two hundred thousand dollars, and Mr. Palmer's share of that sum will be between twenty and thirty thousand dollars; which will be almost a total loss, having an insurance ef fected for only about two thousand dollars. Mr. Palmer offers a reward of Five hundred dollars for the discove ry of the perpetrator of this dreadful outrage. Some of the other sufferers were insured for small amounts,name ly, what covered their furniture, clothes, &c. Another.?As some of the engine companies were re turning from the great fire in eighteenth street, yesterday morning, they discovered the steam saw manufactory of Messrs. Downs and Rakewell ,*Elm street, on ftre in the basement, which they extinguished without scarcely any damage being done. It is supposed it took place from sparks having scattered from one of the furnaces. We were informed the premises are insured. Another.?Between one and two o'clock last night, a fire broke out at No. 333 Broadway. Particulars to morrow. There were three false alarms of fire in the fifth dis trict, between half-past twelve o'clock on Sunday morn ing, and 11 o'clock last night Singular Outrage.?A great crowd was collected on Saturday afternoon in front of the store of Mr. Chamber lain, a French hair-dresser and barber, at the corner of Broadway Chambers street, near the site lately occupied Washington Hall. On inquiry,we ascertained that a hand some awning, erected that day by Mr. C., bad been completely destroyed by a large quantity of vitrol thrown upon it, as we were informed from one of the upper win dows of the next bouse occupied by another barber.who had taken this atrocious mode of revenging himself upon his neighbor and rival in business. The subject certain ly demands the investigation of the police authorities.? Had any person been passing under the awning at .the time, the most serious consequences might have ensued. Police OJHcc?June 1.?Wegive below alistof the cases which have been brought to the notice of the sit ting magistrates at the Lower Police Office, during the week commencing Saturday, May 36, and ending Satur day, May 31st. This dark catalogue of human degrada tion, wretchedness, misery, poverty, and crime, is not laid before the public for the purpose of feeding the mor bid, sickly sentiment which has become so prevalent in this community, but for far higher purposes. We are convinced that the time has arrived fur action upon this subject, and we hope some speedy and efficient measures may be taken by that new chief of Police, whoever he may be, to lessen the frightful increase of crime in this vast metropolis. But few of our citizens seem to be aware of the squalid poverty, vice, and wretchedness existing even in the neightr">lood of the halls of justice, whose frowning, gloom/ /ft'iis it might be thought would scare the guilty wretches to more secret and se cure abodes. But no: the vicinity of the Tombs is the haunt of all the depraved and miserable outcasts from society?dens of thieves where murder dwells brooding over her victims. In the dead hourof night-aye, ana in open day, are heard the demoniac shrieks of women? the shrill laughter of almost naked children?the ago nizing groans and low wailing of unprotected outcasts with no home, and who are perhaps driven by the force of all powerful circumstances to commit the very crimes which they abhor. Issuing from damp, filthy cellars, may be seen young girls upon whose care-worn brow and blanched cheelcs may be read the tale of trusting confidence betrayed, and all the fair and blooming hopes of youth withered, decayed, and forever blighted. " Vet every heart contains perfection's germ," though no kind protecting hand ever sought to develope it. With these hurried remarks we refer our readers to the following catalogue:? Mormisu Bi-iinkm refoiie Justice Drinker pi kind the tait Week. Caiei of? Cases of? intoxication 46 Witnesses 2 Vagrancy 4A False Pretence* 2 Petit larceny 33 Swedish Deserter* ft Assault and Battery .62 Bastardy 1 Disorderly Conduct . . ..15 Misdemeanor 1 Grand Larceny 6 Embezzlement 1 Disorderly Houses 4 Burglary 1 Insane 3 Search Warrant 1 Receiving Stolen Goods,. 1 Fraud 1 Felony 1 Aftkrsoo* Bi'siness before Justice Koome. Cases of? Cases of? Intoxication ?.'?> Bench Warrant I Assault and Battery ... 37 Receiving Stolen Goods.. 1 Grand Larceny 2 Abandonment 1 Disorderly Conduct 13 Petit Larceny 10 Vagrants \20 United States Warrant.. 1 Disorderly House* 1 Bastardy 1 The whole number of cases amounting to three hundred and forty three. Btating a Woman and Urtaking an ?lrm.?George Wal lis, a large sinewy fellow who resides at 88} Oliver street, was arrested charged with committing a most out rageoes assault on Mr*. Mary Leary, with a rluh four ana a half feet long, breaking her left arm, and injuring her severely. Committed in default of bail. Movement* of Travellers. We found that the majority of the arrivals at the hotels yesterday, consisted of travellers by the Great Western, and other European arrivals. Amongst them, at the America*?Mr. Dexter, Boston; Thomas Jones, Capt. Condray, Brockville, Canada) Capt W. Henry, Charles ton, S. C.; and six others. Astor?Marquis de Talarm, Ambassador from France, and Secretary ; Alfred Dudley. England; L. Dyer, Bal more; Dr. Wilcox.England;Captain Mathews, steamship Great Western; Capt. Cock, Hremen; Thos. Dixon. New Orleans; H. Bell Roberts, London; Francis Chase, Eng land; Charles Wilson, Liverpool;two Stinsons, Missouri; P. A. Norton, England; Nat Green, Boston;Charles Bart lett, do , J. M. Pitcairn. Scotland; Com. Perry, and thirty others. City?Rev. Mr. M'Goon, Virginia, per Great Western; L. H. Delany, New Jersey ; Emaronda, Caracces ; J. E. Camp. Baltimore; Recorder Vaux, Philadelphia; F. Par ker, < atskill ; Mr. Burgwin, North Carolina, and ten ether*. Frankliw?O. B Sherman, Boston; A. Weeks, Michi gnn; George H. Jerome, Onanilago county; W. P. God comb. Ht. Albans; Geortfe W. Bruce, Logansnort, Indi ana; Gordon McKay, Pittafleld ; John Migeat, Texas, and ten other*. Gi.obe?Mr. George Parish, Ogdensburgh ; William Chamberlain, Red Hook, and four others. Howard?Hon. Judge Macaulev, Toronto, per Great Western; Mr. Walker. (Quebec; F. L. Boyne, Butler Co.. Ala.; Mr. Mosner, Michigan; T. Hayes, Baltimore; T. H. Blatchley, W. W. Watts, Washington, D. C.; and ten other*. Waverley?John G. Williams, Canada West; Mr. Jo seph Hannoch, England; Mr. Gilbert, Laroic, Italy; Mr. Govannini, Mr. Olivia, Htonington: J. C. Townsend, Al bany; Messis. Dexter and Ha ten. PniL Mapi.e Sugar.?A part of the nugnr crop finds its way to N>w Orleans! Nor is this like carrying coal* to Newcastle. The Southerners, notwithstanding their greater love for their own peculiar institutions, have a strong ptnehont for some of the peculiar produc tion* of the Yankee*. The WaaAttock (H.) Mtrrwry state* that a farmer in Hartland. who made a ton and ? half of sugar, sent a large quantity of it to New Orleans Hree labor sugar i* no inconsiderable production in New England. The t'rrmont fVulckmtn states that the intll amount produced in Putney is 13,99ft pounds, of the ave i age value of 0 cent* a pound " One of our neighbor**." says the IValckman, ?' ha* made 700 pounds of beautifui dry sugar (equal to 800 ordinary) the present season from 17ft trees. Having sent some to New York, it eam? under the notice of a Southern gentleman, who ordered a quantity, to be seat a* a specimen to Southern sugat oaaaufeoturer*." Murder in Hancock Coi xty ?Our news from thin county m up to Monday, the 19th. At two o'clock, the five persona indicted for killing Joe and Mi nim Smith appeared in court, and alter some conversa tion between their counsel and the prosecutors, they severally eutered into their own recognizance. of one thousand dollars each, for their appearance oa Wednes day, the 21st, when It was expected that the trial would proceed. Judge Young was upon the bench, and the prosecution was to be conducted by J. G. Lamborn, for merly of St. Louis, now of Jacksonville. Col W. A. Richardson, of Schuyler county, and Speaker of the last House of Representatives, is counsel for the defence. Very few Mormons wero in attendance during the flrst day of court, perhaps not more than fifty. and no distur bance of any kind took place. althoMgli'something of the kind was anticipated, and would undoubtedly have takou place had the Mormons appeared In full force at court, as they promised to do, and attempted in any way to in terfere with the trial. The impression appoaisto be> the Mormons will not attempt a very vigorous prose cution, although they have witnesses who are leidy to swear to the actual participation of some of the detend ants in the death of the Smiths ; yet, being convinced of the entire incredibility of their testimony in a court of justice, will rather let things take their own course, and after the trial of the prisoners, to endeavor to create sympathy in their behalf, from the fact that the testi mony failed to establish the guilt of the prisoners.?St. Louis Rep. May 23. Statistics of Lowell.?We are indebted for the following statistics of Lowell, to Mr. Parker, Secre tary of the School Committee : Birtht in Low ell during the year next preceding May 1st, 1S4?. Ward 1. Males 36 Kemales 3a Whole number l\ " 3. " 90 " 74 " " l#l " 3 '? 69 " 71 ? " 130 " 4. " 60 " 63 " " 123 " 6. " 72 " 6rt " " 140 " ?. " 26 ? 36 " " 61 342 317 <M9 Of thil number, 65S were born in Lowell, and the .e mainder, viz: 3d, were born out of Lowell, but have le sided here. Of the last mentioned number, 17 are males and If) females; 24 of them having been born out of Low ell, but in this State; and the remainder, viz: 12, having been born out of this State. Statistics op the West ?According to the sta" tisticH recently taken by Mr. McCabe for his Gazet teer of Wisconsin, Platville contains 221 buildings and * population of 1260 souls. There are nine extensive dry goods stores, with a stock of goods, the aggregate value of which may be estimated at $66,000. There are three ?melting furnaces in the village and its immediate vi cinage, four grist mills, and five saw mills, within a few miles of the village. The town is supplied with the pu rest water from numerous springs which are found in every part of the village Platville is in Grant county, and Mineral Point is the shire town of Iowa county, W. T? Oat. Sen. Strawberry Business.?The farmers of Orange have generally but little knowledge of the manner in which their brethren in hard-featured Rockland make their dollars?but make them they do, and that perhap* in greater quantities than the agriculturalists in almost any other count v. They send scarcely any tiling to mar ket except apples and strawberries; but of these they produce quantities of which few in this country have any conception. As many as thirty thousand baskets of strawberries have been taken to the city by the railroad in one day, and from $SOO to $1000 per annum is often re alized by one farmer, from the sale of this one article.? The apple crop is equally valuable.? Goshen Democrat. A Child of Two Mothers.?A very singular law case has heen pending before one of the Courts in New Orleans, in which a child is claimed by two sets of uarents?the one asserting that the chila was born in New Orleans in 1835, and the other that he was born in New York, in 1837. The testimony adduced in the trinl says a New Orleans paper, is very conflicting. The case was brought up by a writ of habeas corpus, the parties wero John and Martha Paul, on the one side, and Mrs. 1 Hughes on the other. The Court decided that Mrs. Paul was the mother of the child, in virtue of which de cision, she took him under her maternal protection. Hollowing at Elections.?On the occasion of the late Presidential election, a row had occurred at the ballot box, in a certain town, during which pistols, guns, brickbats, See., were in requisition. The ringlead ers were taken up, and one of the witnesses was called upon for his testimony in the following manner :? Lawykr?On the night of the election you say you were shot? Witness?1 did that. L.?Were you shot behind or before 1 W.?I wasn't shot neither before nor behind. L.?But you say you were shot, W.?I reckon 1 did, for I was peppered all over my left side. L.?What were you saying at the time you were shot? W.?Saying 1 Why, I wasn't saying nothing, but was hollowing as loud as I'could?"hurrah for Clay and Fr* linghuysen." L.?Did you hollow the same thing after being shot? W.?1 'spect I didn't; if you had thirty-two shot put in y ou at once, I 'spose you wouldn't a hollowed for any body but yourself! Amusements. Ethiopean Serenaders.?Palmo's Opera Housx. ?It will be generally recollected that this is the last week of the appearance in this city of the Ethiopean Se renaders, Bnd no company ever promoted more rational entertainment, displayed more correct demeanour, or more persevering industry than they have done. It is positive that this, their final, and positively final appear ance, will be productive of their highest ambition- a re ward for their merits. Gouraud and hit Fair Potti.?Thr follow ing is out- among tlie many testimonials which Dr. GouraI'd is continually receiving in Praise of his compound*. Dr. G. thanks his lair friend for her kindness, and rejoices that his Italian Medicated Soap und Poudres Subfiles have made her l ice as smooth as her poetry. Dear Sir:? Please to accept the following lines as a token of my regard a:>d gratitude for the wonders performed by your miraculous preparations. \ Lady. Lau*.?Doctor, doctor, can you say, What will take this Hair away, Which my upper lip defaces, 80 odious to the sister Graces 1 And, then, my cheeks?oh, what a sight'. They 're cover'd o'ir with Murpkew quits ; While Tan and Pimples rest upoa My face, which ouce with beauty shone'. Doctor?Lady, ye* ! cease not to hope While you use my woudr'ous Soap ; my Po dns will, 1 say. Remove from lip* sll hair away ! Take this Soap, and Poudiei, too, ' Twill prove that what 1 say is true. [.The Lady ukes some of each, and tries them. The Hair and Pan vanish. | Lad*?Oh. happy day ! oh, happy day ! Thy Soap his driven my can-* away ; While you. Poudres, I declare, Remov d have all suiwrfluous hair! Oh, skilful chemist! woud'rous man ! A rival find you never can ! To who have once used Dr. F. Gouraud's Italian Medicated Soap, it i* unnecessary to say any thing in itspraise: there may lie some few, however, who have never performed tlieir ablutions with the aid of this delicious sopouaceous com pound?to such we would say, try it, oulv try it once, and you wilj never thereafter be without it! The Medicated Soap ia designed expressly for tjie removal of pimples, tan, freckles, redness, sunburns, lie., from the person?end makes the skin as white, smooth and soft a* the down on a cygnet's breast. Dr. (rouraiid also highly recommends his Poudiei Subfiles for eradicating superfluous hair ; Grecian Hair Lye for changing the color of hair to a brown or black ; Liquid Vegetable houfc to give to pale cheeks and lip* a rich rose colo. ; Lily Wkilt lor adding brilliancy to the complexion; tegether with a large stock of choice Perfumery and other necessaries for the toilet. Dr. F. Feliz Oouraud't only depot in this city is at 67 Walker street, first store from Broadway. Be careful to recollect the number?67 Walker street. Agent*?76 Chesnutetreet, Philadelphia; 2 Milk street, Boston; Carlton. Lowell; Green It Co., Worcester; Bliss It Co., Spring field; Myers, New Haven. * A Delirious Portable Summer Drink. "Behold this cordial Julep here, Which flames and dances in its crystal bounds ? ? ? ? "Tis of such power to stir up joy and bliss? To health *0 friendly, and social to thirst." Jones celebrated Lemon Nectar, onesi>oonful of which, with a glass of water, forms a beautiful refreshing cool temperance beverage. Sold for I, 4 or 8 shillings per bottle, at 81 Chatham street, 391 Broadway, N.Y., or 139 Eulton st, Brooklyn. Jones1 Original Poems?No. 1. I am grateful lor the morning wind that fans my fever'd brow? I am grateful for the morning sun that shines so glorious now; I am grateful for my lite, my health, my name, my form, my But grateful I am not for all these pimples on my face. 1 am grateful to the inventor of the famous Jones' Soap, That cleared my skin of tan and blotch, and filled my eye with hope; That cleared my neck of freckles, made my hands and arms like snow ; And also for his Hair Unirent, that forced my hair to grow. I am grateful, yes, indeed I am. for by using ihese two things. My skill i* white, my hair is made a* black as raven's wings ; And I will *till be grateful, ye*, as long a* I do live, To Jones' Italia*! Chemical Soap and Hair Restorative. Reader, honestly and sincerely, though we thus puff and poet ise Jones' Chemical Soap, and Jones' Hair Restorative, we can conscientiously assure yon, as ran hundreds who have used them, ihst, for the purposes required, they are the most excel lent, useful, and beautifnl things ever made. The Soap (mind, ask lor Jones'Jksp] will cure Pimples, Freckles. Sail Rheum, Scurvy, or any eruptions or disfigurement; it will make Hark sunburnt in a short time clear, whit*, fair, beautiful, aud free from spot or blemish. The Jones' Hair Restorative ia well known to be the be?t. thing ever made ; for though it makes hair, however harsh or dry it may be, clean, soft and silky, it forces hair to grow, stops it falling off, enrea the scttrf or dandruff, *Jid keens it in oiaer thrice as long as any other article. Both are sold only at tly sign of the American Fugle. *2 Chath'm "'reef ai d 323 Broad way, New York; 1*1 Fulton sin-ei, Brooklyn; 8 State street, Boston; I Ledger Buildings, rhil-delphia; and J7 State street, Albany. _ Inflammation of the Hraln Is known by ? flu.hed countenance. redo, ss of the eyes, intolerance of light, disturbed sleep, wstrlifulness, headache, delirium, and other Ststn-saioc complaints. Wright s Indian V egetable Pills are always certain to remove this sad and melancholy disease, because they |.itrge from the body those stagnant humors which, when floating 111 the gene ral circulation, are the cause ofa determination or ruihof blood 10 we head, a pressure upon the bnis, S"d other dreadful re sults. From four tosh of said Indian V*g?table I'ills, taken eiery night on going to bed, will in a short time not only carry oft all ?hat is opposed to health, but will so purify the Mood, rlnt disease, such a* asthma. apoplexy, bunting of blood ves sels, or indeed any other malady, will be in a manner impos Caitio*?As many unprincipled persons are indiistnously en gaged in selling counterfeit Pills, the public should lie extreme ly careful to purchase from none except advertised ''gejiis, |?r ions of known integrity, or at the office and general depot, ??? Greenwich st., New York. , , . . , N. B.?In all cases be particular to a*k for genuine W right s Indian Vegetable Pills. "Beware of Deception"-!* Mildreds lfp?f tons who have eiperienced the food effectt ?l FolderOl liau, haee enquired for it at *eeer*l ?tore* i* tb* city, and "J*? wi) nut ofT with aovn* other article. ih?yhye returned to h. princin ?l ??d told of the deception. Let thoee who ir? in nee?l of fhi* Tflltttble article, come at once to the priuci ?l ,ysrjdthe> will not be disappoint^. The ni.,i L,. ifllf nonf, of virtue#. It ? ure* win ?U other mniw hit, uul it woold he well for those afflicted with Congh, Afthma, Bleeding ?f the Lu ?s, Difficulty of Breathing aud Hoars. Miss to be sure of the remedy they use K>r there are ma-iv remedies which act only as palliatives, while the disease con tin ies to gain ground Be not deceived, bstinqairi fct Fol ?i i s Ol' -aoniati. ot *(!? Healing Balsam, M l<* Hawaii street, one door above Awn; and at Mrs Ha)*'. 138 l> niton *treet,

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