Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 27, 1845, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 27, 1845 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. NEW YORK, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBERS, 1845. Aiitl-llent Trials, die. Dkliii, Sept. 21, 1846. Delaware Oyer aud Terminer?lion. A. J. Parker, Preti ding Judge?J. A. Hut futon, Eey., Dietrict Attorney? Hon. Samuel Sherwood, of Hew York, for the People. The court met at 9 o'clock tliii morning. The court room was thronged with spectators, and the greatest ex citement exists. The District Attorney proceeded to arraign prisoners. /era I'reston and John Phoenix were arraigned upon an indictment oharging them with murder. The indiotment contains eight counts, all tending to establish the same fact-that these men were present at the Earle sale on tho 7th of August?when Steele was shot, and were participators in that bloody and fearful tragody. Hon. Samuel Gordon, Hon. S. 8. Bowne, aud lion Mitchell Saudford, were assigned by the court as coun sel for the prisoners. A plea of not guilty was entered John Van SteonWurgh and Henry S Wickham, arraign ed upon a similar indictment, plead not guilty. E. Moro, Esq , and J. Stanley Grimes, Esq., were assigned by the court as counsel for Wickham, and R. Parker, Esq , for Van Steenburgh. John Latham, William Joscolyn, Augustus Kettle, ar raigned on a similar indictment. Hon.Sarauel Gordon and Hon. S. 8. llowue, as counsel, entered a plea of not guilty. Isaac L. Burhons, John Burtch, Wm. Fardun, arraigned cn similar indictments. Ploa of not guilty. E. Purker, Esq , counsel fur prisoners. Edwin Mason, Caivii Madison, Abram Hadley, James Clasten, Win Reside, Edward O'Connor, and Barbour Stafford were all arraigned en similar indictments, and by advice of counsel, plead not guilty. Ail the plens of not guilty, were made with the under standing that they might he withdrawn after counsel had read thu indictment, before trial. The Giand Jury were hore sent for, and Judge Parker charged tbera in rclerence to the attempt w hich was i made last night to shoot one of the guard. He remarked that there was no doubt but this was the offspring of anti rentism?had grown out of the anti-rent excitement, aud the anti-renters were responsible for the act. it was to have been hoped that alter the inhuman murder of Steeta, uo more uttempts on the lives of citizens would have been made. It was gratifying, however, to see that many of these who had been associated with anti-reDtism hud coin* to their senses, and severed the connection which had so lung existed, and in a spirit of repentance become goed citizens He hoped this last outrage, however, would be enquired into. The Grand Jury now retired. George Tumpkins, Darius Koliinson, Levi Sandford, and Smith Sandford were arraigned on an indictment charging them with robbery, being disguised uud armed, and ric t. A plea of not guilty was entered in all the cases, with the exception ol that of Darius Robinson, who plead guil ty to being uguised aud armed, and not guilty to the rest. Nathaniel Hendricks and John Hendricks arraigned for robbery, being disguised and armed. A plea ol not guilty entered. Ami B. Fuller arraigned upon an indictment charging an attempt tu rescue. PJea of not guilty. SnilHii Kelly arraigned for conspiracy, attempt to res cue. Plead not guilty. T. 11. Wheeler, Esq., counsel for prisoner. Caleb Travis arraigned for riot, kidnapping, assault and battery. Plead not guilty. Nathaniel and John Hendricks were admitted to oail from day to ilay. Mr. Gordon gave notice that he wished to enter a plea in the case ol Augustus Kettle, indicted for murder, of guilty of mausluughter in the 2d degree. The Diiithict Ar roxxcr remarked that it could not be taken. The Court decided that nothing short of a plea of manslaughter in the first degreo could be taken. Mr. Gordon how offered to put ill such a plea. District Attornkv objected. Subject postponed till to-morrow morning. The District Attghnkv now moved to call on the cue of .John Van Steenburgh, indicted for murder. Af ter consultation with the prisoner hia counsel, Hon. S. H. Bowne and lion. Mitchell Sundlord atated that they oould not proceed with tho trial until to-morrow noon,in consequence of having had uotime to preparo , and their witnesses living twenty ini es distant. The Court granted a postponement, and adjourned till to-morrow morning. Ethiel Travis, indicted for being armed and disguised, was brought in this afternoon by Deputy Sheriff Howe; he was taken at Mjddletown. Memoir, Sept. !24th, 1846. ) Coeav-H use, 10 o'clock, P.M. J The Trial of Bought*n?Carl's Testimony?Impritonmtn of Benjamin Brown by Sheriff Miller, without process? Afr. Jordan and the. Court?Jin Jllihi proved, g-c. 4*c.4'r Our city lias for the two past weeks, been in n very turbulent and excited state, concerning the acquittal or conviction ol Dr. Houghton, on the indictment for rob bing the Sheriff at Copake. The prosecution brought forward a mun named Abram Carl, who swore that h? had been an Indian chief under the title of " Tuscarora," that be was at Copake as such, and saw Boughton there, acting as Big Thunder ; that he dressed in the same room with him and one Benjamin Brown, a colored man. On the cross-examination Mr.Jordan called out from him the fact that he had been indicted: that he had run away from this State into Connecticut for fear of being caught by the Sheriff, and that he was brought from there here by a requisition of the Governor, but what makes the case louk more suspicious, is, that none of bis friends have been allowed the privilege of having an inter view with bira.not even his old mother, and on the other hand the District and Attorney General, together with the ShetiS and others for the prosecution,have been with him continuallysince he has been confined, lie evinces a very weak and foituitous mind, and the defence have proved him insane ; his mother swears that he was in jured by the throwing of a nine pin ball nnd the falling ol a tree, which hurt his head, aud that he has beeD out of his mind siuce that frequently; at one time in particu lar she remembers of his saying that oue of horses had an extra joint in all his legs, and nobody could make him believe to the contrary. His wife also testifies that ho was always out of his mind when troubled, and another person by the name of Keaton swears that he bclongod to the same church that he did, and ou one occasion after the sermon was preached, and when the benediction was about jo be pronounced,Carl arose and cried out furious ly in ?'loud tone of voice "Down with the Itent, down with the rent." But tbo most high-handed and outrageous transaction that has trauspired, it the unjustifiable imprisonment of Brown, the person who, Carl swears, was in the room when he and Boughton dressed: he has been looked for high and low, far and near, by the defence, ?nd no trace of his whereabouts ascertained till this afternoon, when James Storm, Esq , one of the prisoner's counsel, found out that lie was in jail, lie immediately applied for ad mittance and was refused; after which lie asked permis sion of the Court to have him subpa-aaed by an officer, and brought forthwith into Court, which request was giantod. He testified that he came to Hudson on Tuesday, and was, iiutanfer, put in jail by the Sheriff. | He swears that he knows nothing of Boughton, and that he never dressed in the same loom with him at Coeakc. Mr Jordan moved for his dischargo from custody, to which motion the Judge paid no attention, when Jordan told Brown " that he must knock the Sheriff down, it he touched him again, and that lie could go out and get his supper, if ha chose," which he did. The defence has produced a witness by the nnme of Jones, who swears that tie saw Boughton in Bain's ta vorn, when the Sheriff nnd " Big Thunder" were in the ring. This makes out an alibi, which is only requisite to acuui. the Doctor. But yet, there is no telling whe ther the jury will agree. for there is palpable truth in ' the remaik of the immortal John of lloanoake, who says, there are two things that the Almighty cannot forestall, which are, the verdict of a petty jury, and the result of an election. (From Delaware Express, Sept. 126 1 At about 8 o'clock on the evening of the .'3d, one of the picket guard, when patrolling some three miles from the village up the river on honeback?there being two pa trolling in that direction, though at the time not iinmeoi. atcly in company?was fired upon by some person un known, the ball passing through the skirt of his over coat, which he had at that instant thrown over the holstor cap to keep it dry , the ball passed so near bis band as to be sensibly felt. The night was rainy and very dark He was sitting in the road upon his horse, listening to learn the cause of some little noise which he hail just beard ; uud the other sentinel had advarced some eight or ten rods for the same purpose. On account of the dark ness no one could be seen. The guard shot at stopped by the way to keep a look out, while the other sentinel hastened to the hea l quaitors of Major Marvin to repoit the circumstance. Major Marvin immediately despatch ed some 30 or 40 men, about half of them mounted, to make such discoveries as would, if possible, lead to a detection of the villain that attempted the mlirder They loiuid the traek of one man through a field just ploughed, id the direction whero the noise was heard, and the gun fired. The frnck wa< accurately measured, and the next rooming n pattern taken. Major Marvin informs us that he him elf examined the ground and the track the next morning, and he thinks there could have been but one man. who appears to have run from where the patrols hoard liirn to where he fired. Quick Work.?The Albany Argus of the 25th inst has the following: Judge 1'arkar's charge to the Grand Jury at Delhi, on Monday, appears at length in the New York Herald of yesterday, occupying nearly two closely printed co lumns having liner, taken down and written out by one nf the reporters of that paper, and brought on to New Volk by expross. QtilcK work. Prkparationk for War.?The Secretary of War thus replica to ( fen. llinton'a offer of liia brigade to ti,? Piesidentfortlie war w ith Mexico : ? Was Dkp s stsikn r, \ September 11, 1846. i gin? four letter of the 2Rth August has been received by tli" President, ?nl icfeired tu this Department The President and this Department fully appreciate the patri otic motive# which prompt your oiler, anil yonrnamu will be entered on the list of candidates for military ser Very respectfully, jxri Your obediont servant, r W. I,. MARCY, ^^ Secretary of War. Brig (fen. O. Hrrsrox, Ohio Militie. Delaware, Ohio. So Gen Hinton has succeeded in having his name "en tered on the lilt of candidates for military service." Very Late from the Heat of War?Affair* with Mexico-Terrible Nteautboat Kx plo sion. We have received by the Southern mad the fol lowing interesting and painful intelligence Irom Texas?the seat of war. ire. ? New Ohlksns, Sept. IS, 1846. The afflicting disaster of the explosion of the Dayton, is the first and only inauspicious affair that hat yet oc curred to cast a gloom over our military proceedings, has produced a deep sensation here, and loud and just complaints are made against the department at Washing ton, for the wretched bungling and utter inefficiency ol all their arrangements for the transportation and debar kation of tho men. Lieut f'arr, of the Dragoons, captured four Mexican spies when out on a scouting party recently. They are now at Aransas. There aia no indication of hostile movements on the west of the Rio Grande, and recent accounts from Vera Cruz brought by the Saratoga to Pensacola, are any thing but belligerent. The Texan Convention has closed its labors, and the Constitution framed by the collective wisdom, is in all its operative features very little different from the one re cently formed for thia State. [From Mobile Herald, Sept. 10.] The steamship Alabama arrived at New Orleans on Thursday morning, with later newa^from Corpus Chrii ti. She sailed llienco on the 16th. For tho news we are indebted to an extia from the offico of the Picayune.? Some of the news is important?particularly the ordi nance, which we copy below in lull. On the 13th inst. the steamer Dayton burst her boilars, when about half way between Corpus Christi and St. Joseph's Island Between thirty aud forty persons were on board, including Uuitnd States soldiers and the hands attached to the boat. Ten individual* were killed on the spot, including among thorn Lieut*. Wiggins and Berry, of the 4th Regiment of Infantry. Seventeen were wounded, some ot whom were not expected to survive their injuries. Captain Croasman, the (Quarter Master, was on board, together with two othor officers. They , weio blown to the distance of one hundrod yards, hut were not severely injured. Captain C. hail one ofhis legs somewhat bruised, but the next day was able to , walk and attend to his business. We have been unable , to obtain a list of those who wore killed and wounded. We make an extract from a letter which we have re- j ceived lrom an officer of the 7th Infantry Court's Chrisri, Texas, Sept. Ill, 1846. Dear Sir?Gloom like a pall hangs over our whole camp. Tho steamer Dayton, while on her way from ibis to Aransas to-day, hurst her boiler when about lifteen miles from here, and sunk in eight leet water. Savon ! persons were killed and seventeen injured. Among the 1 killed were Lieutenants Wiggins and Berry, of the 4th j Inlunlry; tho other names I do not know, some of the bodies not yet having been found. These, though, were all tho officers. The explosion took place at half-past 13 o'clock, in day-time, anil Dr. Crittenden, who was oil hoard, slight ly injured, informs me that she sunk in fifteen minutes after, and us she went down (covered by the water) another boiler exploded, with a mast terri'ic report. Anothur body (deck hand) has just been brought in. Letters of u subsequent day inform us that the bodies of all thosolost had been recovered. One ol the wound ed, a colored deck hand, died the next day ; the other sixteen were less iujured than was at lirst apprehended, and no fears were entertained for them. We tiust that the number killed will not exceed eight. The steam boat itself is an utter loss. There is no important news from the army under Gen Taylor. Tho U. 8. sloop of war St. Mary's arrived at the Bay of Aransus on the 14th instant, with a hearer ot despatches ou board for Gen. Taylor, from Washington. On the evening of the same day, the U. S. brig Porpoise Iiova tn ntT tlm hur nml rnmmnriiniitoil with tlio St Mnrv'x hove to off the bur and communicated with the Pit. Mary's. In half an hour thereafter she sailed towards Vera Cruz. Nothiugas to their purpose or intelligence trunspired. On the morning of the 14th inst., a company of tra ders arrived at Gen. Taylor's camp. They reported that they had seen, within two days march of the camp, about two hundred Lappans aud as many Camanclies on their way to Matamoras (by invitation from Mexico) to join the forces to be directed against Gen. Taj lor. The re port of the traders was but half credited. Oen. Taylor sent out Lieut. Scarritt with an escort of forty dragoons to reconnoitre lor 30 or 40 miles about, to ascertain every thing possible, and he no doubt has spies pushed further ahead. We have received an entire copy of the State Constitu tion of Texas as adopted by the Conven'ion. Attache! to it is an ordinance of vast importance in regard to grants of Texas lands. It will be submitted to the peo ple at the same time as the Constitution. We copy it en tire, and it is all we have time to do, and save tho mail just closing. AN ORDINANCE. Whereat, various contract* have been entered into by the President of the Republic of Texas with divers indi viduals, with the ox pressed intention of colonizing an enormous amount of the public domain of Texas ; an I whereas, it is believed that said contracts are unconsti t itional, and, therefore, void from the beginning, and if carried out would operate as a monopoly of upwards ol a million of acres of the public domain of Texas, in the hands of a few individuals?when, in truth, the citizen soldiers and creditors of the Republic of Texas had, by the laws and constitution of the said Republic, a clear and indisputable previously subsisting right to locate upon public domajn thus attemptod to be assigned to said contractors : Sec. 1, Therefore, it is hereby ordained and declared, That it shall bo the duty of the Attorney General of this State, or the district in which any portion the colonies may be situate, as soon as the organization of the State shall lie completed, to institute legal proceedings against all colony contractors, Sic. &C. [The bill provides for the protection of actual settlers J Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That the legislature is hereby restrained from extending any contract for set tling a colony, and from relieving a contractor from the failure of the conditions, or the forfeiture accruing from non-compliance with the contract. Sec 3. And be it further ordained, That this ordinance shall be presented to the people for their adoptiou or re jection, at the same time this Constitution shall he pre sented to them, and the returns of the votes taken on this ordinance, Sic. Sic. Adopted in Convention, 17th August, IR46. THOMAS J. RUSK, President. Jamks H. Raymond, Secretary. [From the N. O. Picayune, Sept. 18.] The Couriir on the French side, infers from recent events, but paiticularly from the purposed withdrawal ol the volunteers from Texas and the sudden departure ol the St. Mary's from Pensacoln, that there will he no wai with Mexico; that the United States have already taken the initiative for iesuming diplomatic relations with that , country. The departure of the squadron under Com Conner, the C'eurtVr supposes to be to countenanco, by a | respectable force, the negotiations about to be opened.? ; How overtures for a renewal of diplomatic intercourse 1 may be received, the Courier is not so sanguine, though ! full of hope He thinks the Executive could not be so ' short-sighted as to reduce the force now in Texas, had it not good reason to believe in an immediate arrangement j of the existing difficulties between the two countries. [From the Mobile Herald ] | We learn by an oftlccr of the navy, direct from I'onsa r.ola, that the steamship Mississippi, Commander Fit/. | hugii, will sail from that port to-day on a cruize in the Gulf. She will no douht first appear off Coipus Christi, ! and thence proceed to Vera Cruz. j Commodore Reusseau passed through this city on Sat urday last, for I'eusarola, where he will remain until the arrival of the liigato Columbia, when lie will hoist his j broad pennant on board that vessel, and assume com i maud ol the Gulf squadron. More of the Mormon Wnr?Farther Outrages The outruges in the Mormon country continue Decisive steps must be taken to put a stop to them.. [From St. Louis Republican, Sept. 18 ] The latest intelligence from the scene of disturbances in AJ.nns and Hancock counties, Illinois, represents that the anti-Mormons' were following up their work of de struction, and that a largo settlement on Dear Creek had received notice ot an intention to apply the .(lames to their houses. Mr. ,Backen?t?s, tho Sheriff of Hancock, is said to have started for the scene of devastation, accompanied by a solitary deputy, to call the attention of the anti-Mormons to tho law. This may be so. bat we are inclined to doubt it ? The Mormons have made no attempt at resistance, al though they certainly out-number their opponent*. Mr Babbitt, Mormon representative from Hancock county, in the last Legislature, informed the editors of the (putn ey Couritr, that they intended to stand by the law, until ovary Inmostead was destroyed. If they do, the tax paying portion of the stato will have a heavy bill to pay, for property thus destroyed. Storm on Lake Ontario.?We are indebted to ;i gentleman who came passenger on board the steamboat Exprtt?, Capt. Masson, for the following par ticulars of a storm whioh occuried on Lake Ontaiio, on Saturday last. The boat lett about seven o'clock in the morning, '"rr l.ewiston, at which timo it was calm, and there was no indications of a storm. When fifteen mile* above Niagara, it began to grow dark, and in about five minutes thore ioso thtee or lour wuter spouts, whose direction was partly across the hows ol the boat, and the i water was hurried like dust thiough the air. These - passed off toward* the shore, and were almost immediate ly followed by a sudden and severe gale of wind, which ! blew with such fury as to nearly capsize the boat. Mho was soon righted, however, and lode out the romainder I of the storm with enso and safety. The wind, accom panied by thunder and lightning, continued in this man ner some fifteen minutes, when it subsided for a short time. It roso again, however, with all its former vio lence, accompanied this time with rain, and heii of im mense size, and driven with furious forco. Tho waves ot the Lake wero cut up into a complete sea of loam all the glnsa in the windows which the hailstones could reach, were immediately shat tered, and the ladies' cabin presented an exciting spectacle during the storm. Masses of ice, ol the size of hickory nuts or laiger, wore driven in by the bushel? the rain and tho water dashed on hoard by the waves, , drenched everything; while, from tho smallnes* of the boat, and the violence of the storm, no Utile apprehen- | sions were felt for their personal safety. This state ol things continued from IS to SO minutes, when tho wind I died Hway, the rain and hail reased.and they made Lew- ' iston in safety, though not without having suffered con- I siderably from tho cold and wet.?Buffalo Pilot, Sept. 34 Hon. Lrvi Woodiuiry.?The Hon. Levi Wood- ' bury has accepted the appointment of the ollice ot an Associate Judge of the Supreme Court of the United 1 States. 1 Statement of John II. Uonglt. Mount Plksiant, Roxbury, Mass , ? Sopt at, iS4s, ) Although very weak, and worn with iuteiise suffering in body and mind, yet I will delay no longer doing that which I have ever intended as soon as practicatde to do, viz., to give a plain statement of fucts lelative to the un happy circumstances in which I have been placed with in the putt few weeks 1 left home on Monday the 1st inst. in company with lieu. Grant, of Boston, and Mr. Cyrus K. Morse; spoke in Wuslborough in the evening; went the next dayto Springfield, ami on the 3d attended inford; spoki a Convention at Blanford; spoke three times that day, spoke twice on the 4th at Westfield, took leave of [lea. Grant and lady, and left iu the morning for Springfield, in company with Mr. Morse ?he to goto Boston, and I to tako the cars for N'ew Vork. I sent a letter to my wife by Mr Morse, of which tho following is an extract: ? ! hope to meet you on Monday evening. If 1 aid not feel that the duty of Anally arranging matters for the winter demanded iny presence in New York, 1 would come home with Cyrus; hut I hope to spend a pleasant and profitable Sabbath in Brooklyn. 1 shall think of you, V;c. ice. My reason for going to New Vork was to make a Anal arrangement lor part of my timo, and what part this coming winter. I was to be in Montreal on the 1 Ith inst. 1 agreed to meet my wife and a gen tleman who was to accompany us to Montreal, at Alba ny, on Monday evening, Sept. (Jth. I arrived at New \ ork at t> or half past ti on Friday, the 6th inst., left my baggage with a porter on board the boat, to bring alter me, and walked to the Croton Hotel. 1 took tea ; my baggage arrived ; I procured a room, went into it, ar ranged my dress, told them there that I was going to Brooklyn and.might not return that night. I have al ways been made welcome at my friends in Brooklyn, and 1 knew tliut if they were not lull I should be invited to stay all night. About half past 7 or tt I left tho Croton, called at a store in Broadway and purchased a watch guard; went to the store of Saxton &. Miles; stayed there a few minutes. On coming out 1 had not gono a dozen steps before I was accosted by u man with, " How do you do \lr. Gough!" Said 1, " Yon have the advantage of inc, I am introduced to so many that it is difficult lor me some times to recognr/.o them." Said he. "my mime is Wil liams, Jouatlian Williams ; I used to work in tho same shop with you in this city a good many years ago I re plied, "I do not remember it," or something to that effect. He then said, "you have got into a new business, the tem perance business; do you And it a good business?" " O, yes," I teld him, " I And it a very good btuiBMl.f Some other conversation ensiiod, during which time we were walking slowly together, when ho said, " I suppose you are so pious now, and have got to bo so proud ttiat you would not drink a glass of soda with an old shopmnte." " U yes, 1 would drink a glass of soda with any body. I will drink a glass with you, if you will go in here." We wero then opposite to Thompson's. There were, I should tiiink, 10 or I J persons round the fountuin, when ho said, " we shall never get served hero. 1 know a place wheie we can get hotter soda than we can bore." Wo thon crossed the street, and went down Chambers street to Chatham street, till we came to u small shop. Having no suspicions, 1 did not take particular notice of what kind ol u shop it was. But I saw confectionary, aud a pasteboard sign, with " Best Soda" on it. There "are two or three of these establishments in that vicinity, (owing to my weakness, 1 did not visit the place previous to my leaving New York ,) but I have DOdoubt that I can iden tify the shop among the others. This man called for Soda, asked me "what syrup I used," said " be used Raspberry." (1 am pretty sure ho said Itaspberry.) I said. " 1 would take some of the same." The syrup was poured out and the soda poured into it from the fountuin. (l'hc fountain was a dark color.) This man took my glass, and hunded it to me with bis hand over the top ot the glass. (I noticed his hand, be cause I thought it was not a very gentlemanly way ef handing a glass) However, 1 thought no more, but drank it. We then wont into Cham tiers street again, and up to Jlroadwuy, together, when he left mo Soon utter he left me, 1 felt u warm sensa tion about the lungs and chest, with unusual exhilaration, and for the Arst timo I began to suspect that it was not all right. This leeling increased, till I felt completely bewildered, with a desire for some thing, 1 know not what. 1 do not know that 1 ever felt so strangely in my life before. 1 do not know how long I walked, but must have walked some distance, as I ba\ e some recollection of seeing the new white church at tho upper end of Broudway. During this time, I went into a grocery store, and got some brandy. 1 do not know where, or whether I paid for it; but I recollect drinking. I became, after a little while, bewildered and stupid, and bad wandered, 1 did not know where, when 1 saw a wo man dressed in black. I either accosted her, or she ac costed me; it is iminuteiial which, as I was in such a state that I should not have waitod to think who it was. I do not remember what I said; hut she told some gen tlemen wno went to make inquiries, that I asked her if she could give me a night's lodging, or tell me whore I could procure one, as I was without friends, Uc. She took me into tho house, llow I got in i do not know. There whs a flight of stairs, but 1 have no recollection of going up those stairs. 1 remember nothing distinct ly that passed during the whole time, till I was taken away, except that 1 drank; but what I drank, or how much, or how olten, 1 know nothing. I have some i idea that a muii came tlieie while I was there, beceu-e l felt afraid of him. I have no recollection of going out at all, after I Arst went in on Friday evening, al though it is said that 1 was seen on Saturday eve ning. I have no recollection either of going out oi of coming in; and if 1 did it, I don't know how I did it. I have no recollection of eating at all, although the wo man told thut I did eat, arid asked a blessing,and also that I prayed. 1 have no remembrance of thia. I do not re member purchasing a shirt, although I had a strange shirt ou me when 1 was taken away. Tl nway. The time that I spent in that place seems to me like a horrible dream ?a night-mare, a something that I cannot describe. I have so little recollection of what transpired,that when 1 came out, I could not tell for my lite how long I had been there, and was ustounded when 1 found that 1 had been there so long. When Mr. Camp came into the house, I remember that I felt as if relief bad come, and I said to him, "O, take me away from this." I felt glad that some one had come. He asked me "how 1 came there I" 1 told him a man had put something in a glass of soda which had crazed me. He asked me his name; Ignvoittohim as lie guve it to me, as near as I can recollect. Another man came in with Mr. Camp; then Mr. Hays came in and took me in a carnage to Mr Hurlhut's house, where I re ceived the kindest care and attention, during the most severe trial ol bodily sudcring aud mental agony I ever experienced in my lite During the whole of my sick ness I did not call for liquor, nor do 1 remember that 1 icn any uesire or craving lor u. This is my statement; to the truth of which I am will ing to stand through life, in the hour of death, and at the Judgment seat. In making this statement, I do it not to palliute or oxcuse myselt, nut to tell the truth. It would nave been much easier tor me, if I had gone voluntarily and deliberately and drank, to have acknowledged it,and asked the loigiveness of the public, and thrown myself on their mercy. But the all-seeing Uod knows, and I know, that it'was not so; and my position is a peculiar ono, because I have no proof thnt my statosneut is cor rect. Many will doubt; some will believe; and I can <ny, that those that know ine best, will believe me fust. It has been said by some that I used opium. Now I de clare that I never had a particle of opium in my mouth in my life, to my knowledge. I never saw a piece but once, to know what it was, and that was at Norwich, at Mr. Breckeosidge's store, lie showed me a piece be cause 1 wished to see it. With regard to the man wtio asked me to take the soda?he is a man, I should judge, about forty years of age, rather short, and, 1 noticed, slightly pitted with the small pox. Having no suspi cions, I took no more notice. With regard to the putting something in the glass, I am un confident that he did it as if I had seen him; though what it was, I do not know.? The man who attended the fountain, I have not the slightest idea knew anything about it. Who this Jonathan Williams is, I do not know. I do not remember ever working with him, and 1 told him so. I know not whether thrt is nil right name. I have my suspicions that he came into the city the same night that I did, ami left soon after the Friday that I was found, and that the whole thing was arranged before he accosted mo. However it be, I feel that the whole matter will yet bo made plain; that by some means orotber, in the pro vidence ol tiod, the truth of my statement respecting litis man will he made as clear as tho sun. May Uod fot givo him, for the wrong lie has dono mo With regard to the house in which I wa*,found, it is said to be u bouse of ill fame. I have understood that it was not; but bo that as it may, bad it been the most notorious bouse in the city, and I hail seen ono oi iu inmates, being iu the state I was in when I met this woman,I should have gouo with hor. I hud no intention of going to such a house. All I wanted was rest; and 1 have every reason to believe that I should have asked no questions, or made no objec tions to any place. And now in view of the past, I can say with Job, "For the tiling which 1 greatly leared, has come upon me. and that of which I was afraid, is come unto me." I have fal len, and keenly feeling this, I ain willing to lie prostrate in the dust whore this tall bus put me. I do not presume to say that I am not to blamo. 1 was to blame to go with a stranger; but when lie spoko of my being too proud, I do not know but I would hare gone any whero with him. But still I was to blame. I nuiy be considered ulso to blame for getting that brandy, giving way to my de sires lor it; but il bitter tears of repentance, and earnest prayers for forgiveness, lor thnt of which I might liavo been guilty while under strong excitement, will avail through tho inorcy of Christ. I shall be forgiven. To the temperance friends I am willing to how; I am willing to bo called the meanest of all engaged in the great cause; I am willing to bear with meekness their censure. To my brethren in the church, I am willing they should do with me, and by me, as they in their judgment may de cide, submitting to them iu all things as they will. To those who may be prejudiced against me, I blame you not for disbelieving my statement. I blame you not for all that you may say against me. By Cod's help I will endeavor so to live that you will respect mo. and by moie earnest prayer end watchfulness, so to maintain my integrity that I shall w in your confi dence. To those editors of papers who have men tioned my sad ease with symputhy and considera tion, I ran say that gratitude is a little word lor my leelings towards you. In the bitter cups theie are some inercy drops; my life is spared, my reason is spared.? The hearts of mv friends are not shut up against me.? For these mercies I tiust I teel thankful; and whatever may he my future situation in life, I pray (kid I may so livo hs to honor the profession that I have made: that I may be more tumble, leel more my dependence on Cod, and by his grace become a more Ann, consistent, uncom promising loe to strong drink, in all its forms, than 1 ever have been belore. I might write much more, but I do

not think it is necessary. I should have prepared this before, but wished to write every word myselt, and sign my name. I have been and still am very weak und feeble. This is the only statement that ha* ever bean put forth in writing bv Bie, and I leave it with the public. May Ood assist them to Judge aright in the matter. JOHN B. OOtOH City Intelligence. 1nte?e?i i!|i; Incident.? We have talked about " that pavement" at the corner of Nassau and Wall streets, un til we are liiiljr tired of seeing that it is of no use what ever. It is oue of the filthiest nuisances iu the city, and despite the cool weather, sends forth an elUuviunotat all resembling the balmy breezes from the spice islands. None but good jumper# pretend to cross there at all, and these sometime put misplaced confidence In their gym nastic powers. Vestorilay afternoon, u young gentleman wearing a pair of gold-bowed spectacles, attempted to wade across, and coming to tbe lurge pond in the centre, made ready for a jump. But tecling certain misgivings as to his chance ol reaching the other side in salety.when half way across ho jumped hack. Tins sudden reversion, threw his spectacles from his nose directly into the muJ pond. The gentleman knew not what to do. There were no grapnels about, and he did not like to soil bis fiugors bv searching in the mud. A good natured car man, coming ulong about this time, however, jumped off his cart, ana alter much searching succeeded in getting them out. When will this place no repaired ? Steamer Rhode Isi.anu.?An urticlo iu Thursday's Jltruld, headed "Singular ( onduct"?stated that 1'apt Thayer ol the steamer Hliodo Island, caused to tie put ashore two policemen, who had boeu sent there by the Chief to preserve order and prevent impositions. < apt. Thayer informs us, that the men came ou board with no other show of authority than ilioir own statements, and thiuUing they were hackmcn or rogues, who wished by this means to got on board for tha purpose of more suc cessfully prosecuting their plans. Mail he known they wero policemen, ' apt. Thayer would very gladly have received them. If they had worn a uniform, so that he might have knowu thorn, thcro would have been no trouble. Oevicer's Drii.i..?A grand drill by the offlcei* at tached to the titU lliigaile came oil'ou Thursday after noon in Tompkins' Square. Tboy were commanded by Gen. George P. Morris, Military.?The Now Vork City Guard, Captain McArdle, will mako their lirst full dross parade thin sea son, on Monday aftornoon, for an excursion to West f arms. Doilsworth's splendid bard accompanies them. Launch.?A new steamer named tlio Genii, was launched yesterday afternoon at live o'clock, from the foot of Sixth street. She is intended to run on the south side of Cuba, between St. Jagu and the ports ol Manza 11i 11 a, Santa Cruz, and Trinidad to llatabar.o?irom which place passengers will go by railroad to Havana. She has state rooms lor the accommodation of a hundred passen gers, and will leavo here about tlio loth ol Nov ember. Sinui la a Movement.?We understand that tlio Broad way auctioneers have had Mayor llavemoyer arrested, ami hold to hail in the sum of $10,000, for an alleged in terference with their business. They have engaged I)u vld Graham, Ksip, us their counsel. Whatever may be the result of this singular movement, our worthy Mayor will receive tlio thanks of all out honest citizens', for the signal sorvico lie has rendered in breaking up these es tablishments. O.mnibcs Fare?A Mistake.- There has lately been some agitation amongst the daily papers, with regaril to ihe impositions of omnibus drivers. It lias been stated in some of the papers, that the omnibus tare is regulated by law, and tbat it is tlio duty of John Lowe, the hark inspector, to attend to the matter. This is a mistake The omnibus fare is not regulated by law, but by tlio will ol the proprietors; and the hack inspector lias 110 more right to interfere with the drivers, than he has with the driver of u private carriage. If there aro impositions in imy particular line of stages, they must lie stopped by a refusal of the public to patronise such hues. Hukme.n.?We notice that the hackmen, not content with the spoils which they have derived heretofore from involution* upon strangors, have made a petition to the Common Council for an advance in the rutes of fare.? We would not wish to discourago any proper attempt ol honest industry to increase its rewards, hut we think that the present rates of fare are fully high enough, af fording hackruen, even if they are perfectly honest, and obey to the letter the municipal law which regulates the lutes of lure, a much better subsistence than hundreds of men whoso labor is ul a much more irksome cha racter. German IIehrew Benevolent Society.? The "Ger man Hebrew Benevolent Society" was instituted last winter by the benevolent of this persuasion, for the sole purpose of furnishing fuel and money to tbe poor and needy, and to erect 11 hospital for their sick and unfortu nate fellow men. Tboy have already relieved several hundred applicants, and have saved some money for tlio latter purpose. It is, therefore, recommended to every one who is friendly to the poor, and especially to every son of Israel, that he should join this society. As fur us we can leal 11, it is managed admirably, by well know 11 gentlemen of this persuasion, whose names alone aie 11 guarantee that the institution is a proper one. and one that will give great satisfaction to the community iu general. For further information on this subject wo re fer to the following list of officers -.?Henry Kaiser, Pre sident; Israel I). Walter, Vice President; Isaac Ditten hofer, Treasurer ; Jacob Stetlheimer, H. Bernheimer, 11. Hildburghauser, Mayer Schultz, Leopold Laddarer, lk Spyer, Kugenc 8. Ballin, and Solomon Kohnstam, or to their Sucietury, Gusluv Bernhard. The Great Ui'.vl The grout hell which was raised in a tower neur Jefferson Market, a few weeks since, was rung last night. It certainly did not sound so loud as we cx|iected to hear, hut it really made a groat noise and is very clear sounding. It weighs 8,1-25 pounds, and is said to be the largest bell iu the t'nited States?tbe City Hall bell, winch has hitherto been considered the largest, weighing 110-i pounds less. Coroner's Orricc?Sept. 26. ? Sudden Death.?A co lored man named Morgan Valentine, residing at No. 25 John street, who has been ailing for some time past, died suddenly this morning. The coroner was called this evening to hold an inquest upon his body. Vtrdicl in the case oj Margaret Williams.?In the case of Margaret Williams, whose death wus alluded to this morning, the Coroner's Jury rendered the following ex traordinary verdict, viz : That Margaret Williams w as assaulted ami heaten willi a stick on the night ol the JIUi lust., wliile laboring under disease of the stomach, liver, spleen and lungs, by Kllcn Nelson, and tnat the said Mar garet Williams died soon after said assault, which may have acceleiated her death. lion id of Siipervlaorii. This Board held an adjourned meeting last evening, when the examination of witnesses in the case ol lit. lleese was continued. Witnesses lor the defence were examined, who testified in favor of Dr. Reese's general conduct since his incumbency,us County Superintendent of Schools. Anti-Rf.ntism in Illinois.?A new unti-rent war is likely to spring up ui Illinois, along the line 01 the canal. It seems that the Trustees, looking to the til timate value ol the lands which border the canal, liavo taken steps to lease the lands in question, at a nominal sum, but which would still keep Iho title in ihem. The settlers on these lands claim the right of pre-emption to them; und urge that allurements were held out to them, by the Legislature, to enter upon and cultivate them; that they were guaranteed the right of occupan cy free ot charge until they are brought into nmiket, and the right to purchase tliem then, at their appraise I value. It is contended thut the bondholders were not ignorant of their guarantees; that they were repeated in tue law under which the lands are conveyed; and if they wanted the right to lease them, they should have spoken in time. The settlers ask no more, says the Ottawa Fret Tra der, than that their rights shall be respected, ami the po licy ol the Slato be adhered to. That policy was to en courage the settlement of these lands, and to bring tliem into market sutliciently last to meet the wants ol the country. It thev lease those lands now- lands to Which they have already a perpetual lease?and pay a "noun nal rent," next yeur, having conceded the right to lease tliem, they may be lequired to pay a real rent, and that may continue to be increased or diminished, uccording to the caprice of the trustees, forever, and if a good rent can be collected lrom these lands, they may never be brought into market. It is the attempt, or at least the danger of an attempt, to create a servile tenure of this kind td these lands, that the settlers resist, and it is per lectly idle to imagine that they will ever submit to it. " AmoDg all the settlers on canal lauds, with but a lew exceptions not worth taking into account, so far us our Uiiuimatiou extends, there exists but ono determination on the subject of these lands. They will not leusu tliem themselves, and will not sutler strangers to lease them; and he who, with a lease lrom tho board of trus tees in Ins pocket,undertakes to dispossess a settler ot his "claim," w ill lind himself in hot w ater. It is not a little thing tu take away lrom a man his house and home,how ever humble they may be, and there are tew men who will not light tor them, unless opposed by the clearest tight. ?? Such lieing the case then, wo repeat tho hope we ex pressed on a termer occasion, that tiie trustees will con sult their own interests, und tho interest ot the State, and the peace ana good order ol the community, by not at tempting to lease the lands in question, or at least that portion ol them to which individuals have pre-emption rights." Oregon Mrbtini; in Illinois.?On the 8th insr there was a meeting held in l'ldgar county 111 rela tion to the Oregon question; David Ijougnccker, fc>q , was chairman. It was resolved that ths ter ritory lymg between -12" and 54" North is ours by treaty, discovery, exploration, and occupation; thai Mr. i'olk was right iu asserting our clear and un questionable title, and that as negotiation hah tailed ,ilter a long trial, it was time to abandon the joint occupation arrangement, and build torts from the Missouri to the Columbia, at suitable distances, as also to extend the laws of the United Stales over iliatcotiiiiry. It was also resolved that credit was due to the President in this matter, that negotiation must be s|>eedily terminated, and that no loreign ln leilerence ought to be tolerated on this continent. A Young Bigamist.?A young fellow, Alexander Kelclium, lias been convicted ot bigamy in Oswego county, lie is about JO years of age. Korabout'even yealK, of court* from mere boyhood, lie nerved an H sol dier in Klorida and in Texas, where he is said to have been at the capture of Santa Anna. On his return to Ins homo in Onondaga County about a year since,lie married a young girl ol mteen, by whom he has a child, and a lew months ago he mamed a second wife in tlie town ol (iranby in Oswego county. Trkmknhotjs Mail Storm.?Wc learn verbally that a tremendous hail storm occurred at Hoonville, on Thursday last, which did a vast amount of damage to the buildings in tnat village. The churches and dwellings were mainly riddled of their glazing oil the siJes exposed to the storm. Mail stones lell in some places to the depth of 4 inches, and in size equal to a butternut. ?LuaiinUe, Kij., Republican, Sept. U. Brooklyn City Intelligent-*. Ne? Ferries.?It it well known that towards the elan* of lost year, very strenuous an.I determined exertions ware made by the citizen* of Brooklyn, to net aside the dominant inlluuuce which the Common Council of New Vork had long exercised over the ferries then leased by an incorporated company; and it is equally notorious that the ctlorts of those w ho were deputed to apply to the Legislature forthe correction of the evils complained of were eminently successful. The monopoly so long enjoyed, and so tyrannically made use of. by the autho rities of New \ ork, was partially wrested from them, and they were made to succumb to the fair and equitable demands of a community which had for years been shamefully victimized, an 1 disgracefully imposed upon. Notwithstanding the triumphant issue of the controver sy ulluded to, there aro a set of men who, for the most mercenary and unprincipled ohjeoti, now grucelessly seek collusion with the avowed op|K>neuts ol Brooklyn, that they may obtain especial and exclusive advantages to enable them to open the two ne-.v ferries which are proposed to he established, from Wall street and White hall, New 1 ork, to the first and sixth wurds, on this side the river. The chief mnnagers in this alleged plot have, by their proceedings, excited much indignation, and it is expected that in a lew days a public meeting will be convened on the subject. Folic i. Reform.? Independent of many other sugges tions which might be offered to the " powers that be,'' in rotation to tho I'olice reform so absolutely necessary in the city of Brooklyn, it may not be improper to advise that at least three public oflHces are required, each of which would not occupy the time or attention ol more . than one magistrate. Thoro should he one at the Wal labout, and one in or near Court street, in addition to the I present central establishment in Henry street. The ci- j v il business of the municipal court ought to he attended j to by a Judge who has no connection with the adminis tration of criminal affairs; and above ull, tho persons ap pointed to offlciRte as the presiding otlicers of these res pective tiibunals, should be selected with a rigid regard to their integrity, and uniform excellence of character, without relerence to political or party considerations.? This is tne only course which can he pursued to render tho ermine spotless, and its possessors pure. Ksm.c'tkd RiO'i.?It has already been stated in this paper that at the last meeting of the Common Council, the Street Inspector of the Southern division of the city was orderod to temove certain obstructions which the L. I. Railroad Company had placed in vacant lots be tween Nevens and Powers street. Mr. Reynolds, the Inspector, in pursuance ol the aforesaid ordinance, had notilied the company of his intention to do his duty promptly in the premises, and it has been intimated to him that, if ho does so, he will not only inect with a des pot ate resistance, but will be prosecuted under an act of the State, which renders the removal of a railroad track felonious, and punishable with imprisonment at Sing Sing. Under such circumstances, he has determined to summon a large posse to his aid, ho that a serious atfrny mat possibly take place. Indecent Assault.? On Wednesday evening, the I wil'o of a respectable resident of Brooklyn, whilst ac companying her husband lrom a party, was indecently assuulted by a person carrying on business as a joweller in Nassau street, New York. The rude assailant was instantly knocked down by the indignant husband, and when oil tho ground, received additional punishment, in tho way of sundry kicks from the iusultea lady. Brooklyn < rickei i.as-?Two or three hundred per sons met on tho ground of the Union Star Club, yester day morning, expecting that one or more of tho recently made single wicket matches would be played. Neither hats, balls, nor players, however, made their appear ance, and tho would be patrons ol sport left evidently disappointed. A largo meeting of Brooklyn and New York Cricketers assembled at llinchlifl'e's "Yorkshire Arms," in Water street, at which various resolutions were passed in reference to future engagements. The party subsequently sat down to an entertainment provi ded for the occasion, and song, wit and sentiment abounded until a late hour. New Market.?The buildings af the corner of Fulton and Furmau streets, near the lorry, belonging to the es tate of the late Mr. Vlaet, have been leased by Alder- I man Campbell, anil others, who intend to ereit a new and handsome market house on their site. This will se riously injure the business ol the Fulton Market; and many who have for years occupied stalls and stands there, will soon find it necessary to remove to the new establishment. Fight* at Taverns and Dance-Houses.?Until a veiy material addition be made to the number ol watchmen hi Brooklyn, confusion and disorder must reign triumphant in the many unlicensed taverns and drum shops which I are known to exist in the city. On Wednesday night, five tights occurred in the Fourth and Seventh Wards | alone, without a single arrest having been made. Oli'en- I ders against the laws thus escaping with impunity, bo- I come emboldened in insolence and crimes and ere long ' the " City of Churches" will he as unenviahly notorious ; for riots and outrages as the most disorderly town in tho United States. Stages to Kast Brooklyn.?It is in contemplation to establish anew line of Omnihustes on this route from the South Ferry, as the travelling and traflic between the two points nave become immense. __ ; ji 1 . information relative to tne growth of cotton in India has been made known lately by a gentleman who was engaged under the Last India company in su perintending the culture of native cotton. He is one of ten American planters who were engaged in 1.140 at salaries of ?400 a year He reports that, although the experiment has been tried at great expense in various parts ol India, it has proved a complete failure. At Bundelcund, at Uoruckpore, at Dooab, Soomapore ; in the provin ces ol Banda, liundelpore, and at Sural; in almost every variation ol climate trom the Haintnaleyas north, to the Mahratta Country south, the result has been the same?unsuccesslul. Mr. T. thinks that the two great obstacles to the growth of India cotton are the extremes of dry and wet weather. The one bloats up by excessive ve- ; gelation, the othsr parches and suddenly stops it. in , Central India not less than thirteen inches ot rain is | requisite; eleven inches must be lollowed by fa mine. In Bengal as much as seventy-six inches of rain fall on an average in the year. Insects o! a highly destructive kind, attack the plant without re medy. Ten pounds of clean cotton from American seed, and seventy pounds from India seed, was the utmost Hint their best exertions could raise on an acre. In Mississippi over 900 pounds have been raised on an acre. In live years, it is thought, the best American seed so far degenerates us to become totally unpro ductive. The same person consider* the resources of India as much overrated. The Government is vastly in debt; its revenue rapidly decreasing. The Affghan war cost ?13,000,000. Salaries of officials are enor mous and the whole policy extravagant. The coun try can never be settled by a Kuropeau population. Troops march and f requently light at night, und peo ple arc often compelled to sleep without from exces sive fieat. In this case natives are employed to keep away Jackalls. Hyenas, and Wolves, as well as to fau the sleeper. To these and to several other in teresting particulars, a number of sage reflections are appended relative to the glory and power of the United States, and the future decline and fall of that of Linglund. Cask ok Forcjkry.? A case ol forgery to the amount of two thousand dollars, was detected by the Banks in this town last week. Bosworth King, a far mer in good circumstance", rending in Onondaga, got a f 1000 note discounted at the Syracuse Bank, about nine months since, for 'lie ostensible purpose of buying cattle and sheep. The note was promptly puid at maturity, and a short time aftei wards, another note of the same amount, with the same endorsers, a Mr. Thompson and a Ml. King, was discounted lor the same ostensible purpose. This note was also met at maturity. On the It'th of August, another note, with same endorsers, for flOOO, was discounted at the Syracuse Bank for Mr. King, and no suspicion whatever was excited, but w hat the notes and endorsements wcro genuine up to Thursday night last, when some occurrence took place, by which .Mr. White, on Friday morning, was induced to speak to one ol the ondorsers in relation to it, and lound to his surprise, that he knew nothing of it ? Meeting Mr. Thompson soon after, the subject ol the note and endorsement was broached to him, but he knew nothing of either. A messengei then sent to Mr. King, who admitted the forgery, and promptly secured the payment of the note. King was interrogated in rcdatiou to the note on tlio Salina Bank of FlfitHl, which he declared was given. Tho messenger returned to Salina, and found tne note there like tho others, with forged names and cndoisers. King also paid or secured this nolo and departed, since which no Uduigs have hcon hoard of liiin. The teller of the Syra cuse Bank says that some of the notes takou up by King were paid In Cayuga county money, which leads many to think that some of the iorged paper may have got there, hut it is not yet known whether this suspicion is well founded or not. Mr. King has always been consid ered on upright, honornhle man and as much respected where ho was known, as any man in the community.? What he has done with the money is a mystery, lor ho had not a hundred dollars when detected. King has u fine family, and w as comfoitsbly, and withal plea?antly situated, and no cause lor the lurgory lias yet clearly ap peared.? Syraciut Slar, Srjit.'i4. IIomicidk ?The Platte City (Missouri) Argun of the 5ili, records one ol those murderous ati'rays which are unhappily so common in thHt Western region A Mr. Kstill, aimed with a rille, met a Mr. I oiing. arm ed with a shot gun; demanded of him some leiractiou. which was refused; then asked if he was reedy lo de fend himself, and being answered "yes," blazed away with hi* rillo. Mr. Voung tell, dischaigiug Ins gun, but | w ithout effect, and died lie was from Maryland, and i was on the eve of marriage. Katill and he had been close friends. Affrays at Garhinkr ?The Gardiner (Me.) j Cold ll'atrr Fountain contains u long account of two several attacks made upon Rev. J. W. Law ton, in that town, in each of which he lost a coat. The first at tack was occasioned by an article alluding in rather an unrourteout manner to fatriek Maher, a citizen of that town. One is a temperance editor, and the other a seller of the ardent. Eaki.v Snow.?A lettersaye that at Paris, Maine, there has been enow within the laM fortnight, to the depth o( an inch on the level. Police intelligent'*,. ~~" Hi H I . Jo ?KxUniitt Robbery.--Messrs. Tiffany, Younff Ac Kllis.ol No* 159 mid 160 Broadway, w,*re ipnrised a few day. ago by Messrs. Camp 4. Wilkes, editors of the tfa Polie * iional Police (Jazrtte, that foi noma time paat an exten sive system of robbery had been practised on them through the agency of a colored man by the name of Peter Holmes, who had been in their employ as a porter Mr. Camp caused Holmes to be arrested, and after secu ring the services of officer Norris, proceeded to the resi dence of Holines, in Ileade street, near Greenwich street, where were found various stolen articles of value, suffi cient to establish the guilt of Holmes. Besides the arti cles of stolen ;? roperty there were found several hundrod policies and slips, purchased with the proceeds of his rob beries, evidently showing that he had long been engaged in his guilty caieor. Holines and his wife were both committed to prison, and Irom information obtained, officer Norris and Mr. Camp resumed their labors ia the lecovery of the stolen property, probably amounting to $3000. Amongst tho receiver., of these goods, may be men tioned Marcus Cicero Stanley, the keeper of an ex change ami policy office, No. "i West Broadway, who, it is alleged, has been in the habit of purchasing goods from Holmes for several months past, from Stanley, a small amount ol property was recovered; also, several cases of razors, penknives. lie., were recovered from a person named Townseud, who keeps at No. lOdWest Broadway. A considerable amount of property, consisting of fancy umbrellas, parasols gleves, hair ornaments, fancy jew elry, work boxes, See. lie. were also recovered from a thread and naadle store in West Broadway, kept by a voting female. Another haul of u similar character, was likewise made at the store of Elizabeth Gloucester, No. 7d West Broadway. P. S. Since writing the above, officer Norris has recov ered from a colored girl, living as a servant at No. 43 Wooster street, a small amount of the stolen property, and a lot of goods from a colored female residing at No. 151 Keade streot; another lot was found pledged at Jack son's pawn shop, in ileade st. A fourth lot was like wise found in tho possession of a colored girl known as kranlt, at a house in Orange street, formerly kept by l'ete Williams It is expected that in the course of to morrow, a much larger amount of the property will be restored to the owners. Mock Wurfioii Establishments.?In consequence of the praiseworthy couxsc pursued by the Mayor, in caution ing unsuspecting citizens and strangers against entering the various mock auction establishments, some of the proprietors of these fraudulent concerns have commenced proceedings against his Honor, for damages alleged to have been sustained by them in their business. These gentry will doubtloss discover, iio vover, that tho Mayor will be sustained by tho people in his endeavors to pro tect the public from the base frauds that are daily perpe trated in these establishments. On this score the follow ing section from an act lor the establishment and regula tion ol the Police of the city ol New Voik, passed .May Ttli, laII, may throw some light: " Sec. 13. It shall be the duty ol the Policemen to obey such orders as they may, from time to time, receive from ( aptains and Assistant Captains of Police, respecting their duty , and to report, through the Captains and Assistant < aptaius, to the chief of Police, all violations of the Cor poration Ordinance- ; to preserve the public peace ; and it shall be the duty ol the Policemen to render every as sistance and facility to ministers and officers of justice : and to report to tho < aptuin all suspicious persons, all | bawdy-houses, recoiving shops, pawnbrokers' shops, , junk shops, second-hand dealers, gaming-houses, and all i places where idlers, tipplers, gamblers and other disor derly, suspicious persons may congregate ; to caution strangers and others against going into such places, and against pickpockets, watch stutters, droppers, mock auc tioneers, burners, and all other vicious persons ; to direct strangers and others the nearest and safest way to their , places of destination, and, when necessary, to cause them to be accompanied to their destination by one of the Police. Capture of a Female Convict.?A female named Eliza beth alias Anna Davis, was recently sent to the Peniten tiary lor three months ; but through some secret influ ence or other,she was again found at laige in our streets at 3 o'clock this morning, when she was retaken, and sent back to her old quarters. Threatening to Kill.?James McOarven was arrested | last night, on a charge of threatening to kill his wife 1 Bridget. | Discharged.?< haries M. Vosburgh, who was arrested [ on suspicion ot having committed a grand larceny, has | been honorably discharged, it being clearly shown that I he was entirely innocent ot the charge preferred against him. Marine Court. Before Judge Waterman. Sept. 26. ? George fVileon vi. Joieph J. Lawrtncc and Richard Johnson.?.lit a nit at Sea.? i'hii was an action of trespass to recover damages lor nssault and battery, al leged to have been committed on board the packet ship "Hindoo,"' on her late trip lrotn Trieste to thia port, by the Captain and Mute of said vessel. It appeared that Wilson,who is a seaman,had been engaged on dutyaloft, called one of the hands aloud by his name, contrary to orders, when, en being reprimanded by tho Captain, ho laughed, upon which the Captain ordeiedlum to be tied up und llogged, which duty the Mate performed. John ion (the mate) was discharged on the ground of his hav ing acted according to orders. Th- c:?su was given to the Jury on the complaint against tho Captain, who set up in daience, that Wilson had violated his duty, und showed a disposition to oppose the Captain, which justified him in ordering the mute to chastize him. Verdict this fort noon. Common l'ltiu. Before Judge I Unorder. Sept. 2tJ.? Samuel S t hetvtr M. 1'homae Mr hale?This was an action bioug btAfiecover an amount for losses sustained by pluiituifTTT consequence at defendant not huviug duly performed a certain contract. It appeared that piamtirt. who is a varmsher and polisher oMurni ture, and defendant, who is a cabinet maker, agreed that the plaintiff should polish a certain quantity 01 luiniture manulactuied liy defendant; and waa to receive, as pay ment lor the same, a certain portion of the l'uiiiituie.? The work being completed,delondant%et a portion of the furniture on tne sidewalk, near his premises lor plaintiff, winch, being exposed, wus sold by mm, be haviug inten ded, as alleged, to place more furniture in its stead lor plaintiff. Tne jury louud a verdict for deleudant?there being no cause ol action. U. S. Circuit Court. Before Judges .Nelson and Betts. Sbft.36.? Tho mac U. Smith vs. Al. arid G. W. Rruen, Trustees of his lather's estate.-Motion lor injunction and to appoint a receiver. It appeared that Smith had te-ieased to Uruen, ami alleges lraud in tho prosecution ol tho re-leases, and al e alleges that the exoculor and trustee had rendered no accuunts. The Court decide that Smith must show fraud by proof before motion in granted. The case involves an amount ol half a million ot property, and is yet before tne court, for plaintiff, Messrs. W ood and Seldeu ; for detenuant, Messrs. Ki ting wood and Briscoll. I". S. Coiumlealoncr's Office. Mr. Commissioner Morton will deliver judgment in the case of Brian O'Douuell, alias JJuulap, on Monday. St Piut.MK Coi-rt?C?|>ecial Term, Sept. 23, 1845.? Mr. Justice Ueardsley decided the two tollowing motions, nnd announced that the remainder of the mo tions held by him would not be decided until the Octobe term:? Jones, Sheriff, 4tc? ads. Kellogg. Motion to set aside delault; granted, with costs. Jones impl. Sic., ads Oim stead et al. ..lotion to change venue; denied, without costs.?sdiiony .'lrgtu. t.'iRcriT CotntT ok Florida.?The Florida Stn 1 tinel states that Gov. Mosely lias received a com ! municatiou from the Hon. Isaac H. Broiisoii, dated Wa n nown, N. Y., August38, 164>, declining Mieewt the oilice ol Judge of the Circuit Court of that Stale lor the | Castcrn Circuit. _ I Statistics ok Wilmington, N. C ?A considera I tion of the following facts will give our friends at Home and abroad some idea of the importance and busi i qosh of Wilmington. We do not pretend to mathemati cal accuracy iu our figures and statements, but we have ' consulted .the best sources ol information, and think that 1 our statement doei not vary Inr trom the truth, it it be j not strictly correct. The number of steam taw-mills, capable ol running altogether ts<J saws, is nine. These I mills cut annually thnty millions of teet ol lumber, va ' hied at $3S0,lHH>. >. apital invested in each mill $16,1)00? 'capital stock *11,<00? hands, $1*3,600?wages paid for wnite service, $4,060. This gives lor the nine steam saw-mills?three in which have planing mills attached? lour hundred and five thousand dollars invested iu the munufacture ot lumber. There aie eleven distilleries up, and going up, which tun thirty-four atills?consuming two Hundred thousand barrels of turpentine, worth lour hundred thousand dollars. Capital invested in distille ries, $67,000 ? labor, $60,000 -overseers' wages $0,000 capital to wotk diktillenus, $60,7 >0 total amount invest ed in the manulactuie ol turpentine $343,760. Beside* the distilleries in town, included in our calculation, there aie nine in the immediate vicinity which consume on an uveiage 10,000 barrels each ot tne raw materials. Worth lor !Hi,000 barrels, $|60,1*JU. There uro also several lum ber mills at Orton and elsewhere, not included in our estimate. The river lumber may bo estimated at hlteeir million leet, worth $130,000. Tne timber exported, live million leet, is estimated at $40,000. Ciude or unmunu I uc tin ml turpentine exported, 73,600 barrels, worth $166, 000 Tar shipped, 30,000 bai rels, worth $46,000. Kice exported 166,udO bushel*, w orth, at dO cents per bushel, $116,600. Ground peas, 60,000 buBlieis, worth $66,000. Siavoe, shingles, iic., $166,000. It will be perceived that in this exhibit we only include a tew ol the loading and most valuable articles which enter into the ttaile ol Wil mington. Wo have said nothing ot the tobacco, cotton, itaxseed, beesw ax, manufactured cotton goods, minerals, xc., w hich are snipped from anil through our poit. Malidhant Fkvkr in Warrkn Cointt, N. J ?A fever <>t u malignant lype is prevalent at C hangewa ter, in Warren County several persoiiK attacked with it have died, among whom wai Abiahain, the broihur of lUe murdeied John t astner. The Jfthtdeft *ipoito says John Strauer, jr., is among the sick, and nt the mm advi ces bm Unit Hopes weiu eiiteilained ol his recovery. I'liu diseasu is attributed to malaria, produce l by cer tain alterations in the mill dams ot the alllicted locality Aquicuucr Drsstkovkd.?The n.,neduct over the Feiuieyivania Canal al Mieafi-1'? turd, illteea miles oelow Huntingdon, was burnt down on last Tuesday night. It was tln> work ol an mcoudiary, tne J/o*? Journal say t. Tradk.?The press ot freight at the West isso great, that it is witu much difficulty that ihc Ki'Che*ter Forwarders can get hoals to ship a moiety ol the produce which is now waiting fortrausit to the Kastein market*.