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THE NEW YORK HERALD. NEW YORK, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 20, 1845. ???.<>. FURTHER VIEWS ON 0RE80S. rFrom Washington Union (Organ) Nor. 17 ] Our Course us to Oregon. As may be well supposed, we have watohed. with great interest, the reception of our recent articles on the question of Oregon. In writing those articles, we kept steadily in view the present position of the democratic purty on the subject. We found that position defined by the si'th of the resolutions of ?he Fa'tiit^e Pciii eniion, ana by the language in response to it of the President's inaugural address. The iialtimore resolution is as follows s Resolved, That our title to tho WHOLE of tbe Terri tory of Oregon in clear and unquestionable'; that no portion of the same ought to be ceded to England or any other power ; and that the re-occupation of Oie^on and the re annexation of Texas, at the earliest practica ble period, are great American measured, which thi* Convention recommend* to the cordial support ot the de mocracy of the Union. To this, the President replied, in his first official communication, "Our right to Oregon is clear and unquestionable" The sense of these declarations we have expound ed and commented upon to the following etfect: Int. We have said, that the only issue before the people of the United States, as a question of territorial right, is, the whole of Oregon or none. We rightfully own it all, or we do not own any of it. Our title, good or bad, is one title, and has no break in it at the 49th pa rallel. The Baltimore Convention said, we own the whole oi'Oregon ; the President said, in reply, " un questionably we do.'' And now, to these two proposi tions we say, not only are they both true, but liirther, every ground of title which gives us any of Oregon, gives us, as matter of right, the whole of it. This proposi tion wo maintain, after a careful examination ot all the published negotiations which have taken place on the subject of our northwest territory,' collaterally or di rectly, from 1782 up to 1827 inclusive, tho date ot the last published negotiation on the matter. 2dly. We have maintained, and we still maintain, that tho government of the United States, while repeatedly Ottering to compromise its dispute with Ureat Britain by a division of Oregon along tbe 4!?th parallel, has yet, from tbf first, steadily claimed to be tne rightful owner ol tho whole, as against Creat Britain. And further, that since, the Florida treaty in 1819, which gave us the rights of Spain, our government has, upon all occasions, claim ed to be the rightful owner of the whole of Oregon, as against all nations whatsoever. We now add lo this, that on the 24th ot May, 1827, after the rejection by the British government of the proposed line of compromise along the 49th parallel, the American Minister at Lon don, under instructions from Mr. Clay, then Secretary of State, solemnly and in due form declared that the American government "does not hold itself bound here cftor, in consequence of any proposal which It has here tofore made, to agree to tho lino which hu been so pro posed and rejected, but will consider itself at liberty to contend for tho full extont of the claims of the United .'jiates." We have already quoted Mr. Clay as saying, in those instructions, under date ol June 19, 1826 ? (UJ-"Nor it it conceived that Great Britain has, or can, make out even a colorable title to any portion of Me north west coust."~?j{} And we ask especial attention to all these statements, as fully showing that neither the Baltimore resolution, nor Mr. I'olk's inaugural, nor our own articles upon tho subject, took, in relation to our title to Oregon, any ground but the old well-established American ground upon the matter. This fact is important, in view of the efforts recently made by Mr. Webster, and some other leaders of the whig party, evidently in pursuance of Bri tish interests, to cloud and confuse the perceptions of the country as to the true stats of the Oregon question. ?Uly. With reference to the existing stipulation for the "joint occujinncy" of that country by American citizens and British subjects, we have said, and we still say, that the practical working of that stipulation since 1818, has been through the agency of tho Hudson Bay Company, and the itatutes of jurisdiction in relation to it, to place tho territory under British law : to drive its American inhabitants out of the most profitable pursuits of the region : to restrict American settlements to the south side ol the Columbia river ; to dot the northern portion of the country with British fort* ; to give over to British occupancy most of its commanding sites ; to put into the hands of Kugland complete and unchecked control of tho Indian tribes, whose fell passions she has, in two wars already, to her everlasting shame, wielded against us without scruple and without mercy, to the most bloody and barbarous issues. And, lastly, the effect of that joint occupancy has been to give to British policy all that it wants--time, namely, to hedge around its aggressive and baseless claim to Oregon with all the immense force and all the imposing formalities of pos session. That possession, accruing as it ha* accrued under our solemn protect of our rights, o< course does not invali date our title. Hut who shall say, that if left unchecked and unregarded by our legislation, it will not make the assumption mid oxercise of our title every day more perilous and difficult? Against the continuance of this state of things as it stands, leaving our citizens in Oregon wholly without Die protection of our laws, we have protested, and we still piotest. We believe that neither the administration nor ( ongrest, nor the country, will tolerate, or ought to toleiate, its continuance under these circumstances. Let this administration?let Congress?listen to the re sponces of the oracle of the bast, as lately uttered in Kaiiueil Hall; letjhe country say, as Mr. Webster says in substance, that we do not much wish or expect Ore gon to belong to tti; that we expect to see, and should be rather glad to see, an independent government grow up there; that we rather suppose it will lie a republican government, and know, at least, that it will be an An glo-Saxon government, and so trouble ourselves but lit tle what form of government it shall be; but that, at all events, the wholo question of title to tlut soil is, as be tween us and Oreat Britain, a question to be talked about, and negotiated upon, and hushed up in a oompro mise, if possible; but, in no event, no/ under any cir cumstances, to be made an issue of peace or war. Let our government take this style on the question, and it will not be settled peacefully before Deomsday. The true reason, as we firmly believe, why this ques tion is not yet settled as it ought to be settled, is, that <ireat Britain has never yet seen, in any previous nego tiation, any sufficient inducement, in the public feeling and legislative action upon the subject here, in the Unit ed States, to lead her to settle it. We And the proof of this in the whole history of the negotiation. In 1818 we offered, and Kngland rejected, a compromise on the 40th parallel. Why should she Dot reject it, then ? What was the consequence of a rejec tion? Why, a joint occupation?no more?a joint occu Eation, to turn which to the best possible account, she new she had the machinery of tW Hudson Bay Com pany all ready made, by which laws might be extended to her people', whilst our citizens were left unprotected. And so events have but too well proved. In 18*24 we offered the same compromise again. Again she rejected it. Why should she not? The machinery ol her company and her legislation was working beauti fully ; through it, the jurisdiction of the courts of Cana da covered every rod of Oregon. What was the conse quence to her, ilfsho did reject the compromise I Why, just this?that Mr. Rush, alter having exhausted all the resources of the highest diplomatic anility, in a most lu minous and powerful statement of his case, broke off that negotiation as impracticable and hopeless, put the Oregon papers in his pocket, and turned to another large bundle about the West India trade. And, mean time, it was as before in Oregon-"joint occupation." In 1HJ7 again we would compromise. Kngland would no*. Why not ? Because the alternative was in no way serious. In strict accordance with all the known facts of the ca?e, one can fancy the British statesmen then saying, " Why should we accept this proposed compro mise T To be sure, we have no title to Oregon ; we have admitted that we have none. In the official state ment made on the part of the British government, and affixed to the protocol of the sixth conference, held on tho 16th day of December, 18U6, we, the British plenipo tentiaries, have said in terms, "Oreat Britain claims no exclusive sovereignty over any portion of that territo ry." But what of that Let us hold on. The Ameri cans show no great sensibility on the subject. Our joint occupation is working admirably for us. The income of our Bay Company last year was very near a million. Thoir stock is now 140 per cent above par. Doubtless we can get a renewed lease of "joint occupation"? possibly with leave to terminate it by one year's notice, as soon us we are ready for other measures." And so they did hold on, and got at that time just what they wanted. What has since taken place in tho way of ne gotiation--what has taken place under the present admi nistration, we shall probably learn in the course of a few weeks. When that curtain iR drawn up, we shall see whether Oreat Britain has manifested a stronger dis position to listen to our demands, and to participate with us in any fair division of the territory to which we have a clear and unquestionable title. It seems to us, that this view ol our past unsuccessful eflorts at comnromiso, is full of instruction for the future If we wish to settle tho Oregon question peaceably, let us settle it seasonably; and, to that end, let us show that wc are in earnest about it, ami united upon it Protocols alone, though they should cover ream upon ream of papor, will not do this. We must do bylaw for our citizens in Oregon, at least us much as Great Britain has done for hor subject* there. We must, as we have saidbeiore, " recognise them, protect them, establish communication with them, ami extend to them a parti cipation ol our own free republican government." Wc n.u>t organize a government over the American citi/.ens wot of the Rocky mountains, and thus protect them, and thus bind them to us In addition to this, it is tho dictate alike ofa wiso and of a peaceful spirit, to'give to emigration to Oregon proper encouragement. * An In dian agency there a mail communication?a line of block-houses protecting and securing the Oregon route addilioual dragoons, if necessary, to protect them Irom tho Indians all these measures, and other mea sures of piotectiou, such as these, are indispensable, and ?hould not be longer delayed. They have been delayed too long already, in ono word, our diplomacy hat al leady demonstrated that wc are tho rightful owners ol that soil. Our legislation should now show that it be lieves what our diplomacy has all along asserted and proved. Let our legislation do this, in moderation, at once and tinnly, and Oregon is ours. That is, indeed, a strange political phenomenon, that the petty claiming no title has, under a stipulation of I joint occupancy, privileges which the party fully enti tled may not e.ietclse. II the mutuality of tho stipulation be of that left-hand eJ sort, which gives to the unentitled claimant every right. and to the true owner none?then, the sooner that sim ulation is torn up, and scattered to the winds, the better the better for the honor, and the better for all the inteiests ol tho countiy. '1 lie right to govern and protect its citi/eus on its own sou, is the last right I which an independent nation should relinquish or com promise, or permit to he one jot impaired. . We have thus stutedour view* of the Oregon question, r.nd of the policy flowing out of it. in lome quarters they have been misrepresented. That it of no conse quence. We expected It. But the democratic party and tho democratic press have understood ui; and w e now leave the question to the constituted authorities of the country, ij manage it according to tho lights which will Soon be officially exhibited to Congress, and according to their best wisdom and highest patriotism. New BaiqHTon, Nov. 19, J84.V Fasf.icnabli foirie?}'arlu Htchercht ?Splendid Jlit#y of Talent, lieauty and V*thion?-tun, btolic and Fancy?Jljjairi in General?l'olly Bodiitt. ? Last uight, came off the most fashionable soiree, or par ty recherche, that lias transpired on the Island this sea son. Dr. C., who resides a few furlongs abore New Brighton, gav? a most splendid supper, which was at tended by some of the most talented, rich, and beautiful ladies on the Island} bs well as a goodly number of old and young gentlemen of the same stamp. Kvery thing was got up in a most splendid manner, and with many other delectables, several hundred of as line oysters as ever slipped down the throat of uu cpicure at Sandy Welch's, were devoured; and it is well known Staten Island is without a parallel iu this delicious and univer sal luxury. After justice had been done to the Dr.'s sumptuous repast, his rooms were found in readine;s for the party to "trip it on the light fantastic toe," which pleating exercise was entered into with all the alacrity and zeal imaginable. The Island is Comparatively tranquil, with the excep tion of a little renewed anticipation and excitement for the approaching trial of Polly Bodlne. The consumma tion of this trial having been delayed so long, a number who were somewhat favorably disposed towards her,are now among the most ardent for her conviction and pun ishment. Another point, most warmly discussed by the old Knickerbockers of the Island is, whetherjthe county of Richmond or the State of New York or county, is to be saddled with the expenses of the present trial. They say that New York has made them suffer some with one farce judicial, and anxiously enquire who pays the fiddler next time. More anon. Iiatb prom Court 3 Christi.?The Steamer Cin cinnati arrived in New Orleans on the 10th, with dates from the camp of the army of occupation to the 5th. j A military correspondent ot the Picayune writes)? " Our country not only expected ui to more, to light and to conquer without means, but it expected all this of us 'without money and without price.' Part of the troops here have not received one cent of pay for six months, nor is there the slighest indication of an intention to pay them for the future. ?' Lieut. Kieves of the 8th regiment of Infantry, a few days since was severely, though not dangerously injured by the kick of a horse. It appears that he had what he supposed * very rentl* mustang (the wild horse, many of which are brought in and se'd by the .Mexicans), and while showing him to his friends, the, horse kicked him with both feet immediately over the rogion of tho heart. He is still confined to his bed. "Cant. Saunders, of tho Kngineer Corps, who went out some days since on a reconnoisance, returned last night. With a a command of '25 foot and -JA horsemen, he took a direction S. W. about 40 miles, then S. about 35 miles, which brought him to within about 76 milos of Matamoros. He reports plenty of wood and water throughout the line, and a country over whicn an army could march with little difficulty, and that the practica bility of reaching Matamoros; should anybody want to go there, is established beyond a doubt. They saw no Mexicans or Indians, but crossed a largo trail running north, supposed to be a Camanche trail a party, I sap pose, that had heard the Mexicans had more mules than they wanted, and having a little leisure time, had ridden over to borrow the surplus. How accommodating.? 'The man in the white hat' did not go with the command, as our last advices stated. He was seen in camp after they left. He had set 'them boots' by the side of his bed the night before, prepared for an early stait At the dawn he arose, but in drawing them on, a small snake, with eleven rattles, having taken peaceable possession during the night, contested the place wi h his foot, and his suakeship being pressed, took to biting, whereupon ' White Hat' acted the mustang to perfection. Tney think of matching him against Rieves1 pony. Bets stand 6 to 3 ?odds in favor of 'White Hat.'? Our Mexican Fleet.?The U. S. sloop of war Falmouth, bearing the broad pennant of Commodore Connor, arrived off this -port about noon to-day, and an chored off the Navy Yard at sunset. She is eleven days direct from Vera Cruz, and was accompanied from that port by the U. 8. brig l'orpoise, which preceded her in by a few hours. She spoke the U. S. brig Lawrence at sea. No news has transpired, excepting that of her be ing followed into this port by most of the squadron, lea ving but a vessel or two lor observation. A survey has boen held on tho boilers of the steamship Princeton, and resulted in a statement by the examining engineers, of their dangerous condition. They report them fit for only two months duty under low steam. The metal was found to tie badly corroded and oxidized, as in many pla ces to be less than one>eighth of an inch in thickness.? The boilers are aeven feet wide each, and three in num ber. The steam pipes within the boilers were found quite triable to the touch, one of them, perforated with holes so low, that the cylinder must have worked water in place of steam, during her last trip. New steam pipes must be provided before she can again be used under steam. They will prebablv be procured at Mobile or New Orleans.?Pemacola Lrtter, N?v. 10. Return of the Tkxan Volunteers.?Yesterday morning a little before day break, our citizens were awoke from their slumbers by the booming of artillery, it was a salute of 11 guns, tired on the public square by a detachment of the Artillery of the Legion, in honor of the arrival of the gallent men, who were first, at their country's call, to fly to her defence. About 5 o'clock, the steamship Cincinnati, Captain Smith, arrived here from Aransas Bay, having on board two companies of Volunteer Artillery under command oi Major Gaily. The other company ol Volunteer Artillery, under the command of Major Koino, embarked on board the schooner William Bryan on the 5th inst., and is hourly expected. At 11 o'clock the Volunteers landed and marched to the public square, escorted by a detachment of the Artillery Battalion of the Legion, under the com mand of Captain Augustine,where, after executing some movements of battalion drill, they were discharged from service by Captain J. B. Grayson, Commissary of Subsis tence, acting ia the absence of Oen. Gaines. Major General Lewis, who was present at the review, also thanked them in the name or the State, fo? their prompti tude and gallantry.?S. O. Delta, UfA. Affairs in Cuba.?Our advices from Havana arc to the 1st instant. It ia said that a part of that city will bo lighted up with gas some time in December next; at present it ia Rent up with l'J60 lamps inside the walls, and by 450 outside, all supplied with olive oil : they are kept in trim until 10 P. M. The amount of oil consumed per week if 5550 lbs., worth from $8 to (0 per 100 lbs. A fair or bazaar was lately held for three nighta in Pueito Principe, (Centtal Department.) Sales were made to the amount of $1,838-, net proceeds (1,381. The object of the,-i? the establishment of a school for poor female children. k?in has fallen abundantly in all parts of the island. The Santiago de Cuba papers say that the port of Gua tanaino in the jurisdiction of Santiago de Cunn will be opened to foreign commerce on the 1st of November of tho present year, under the same restriction* as the ports of Cardenas end Mariel. The merchants and planters hnve subscribed (40,000 towards the construction of for tifications and the necessary public buildings. Don Francisco Sanchez, a native ot X*res de la Kron tera, (Spain,) died a few days since in Kegia, on the bay opposite Havana, aged 100 years. He was a widower at the time of his death, and had been married three times. In Bayamo, Id the eastern part of the island, we are in formed that the rains are daily; (here, in the western part, it is the same;) we are also informed that the crops will be abundant. Plantains were selling at from 16 to 20 for a medio sencello (6 cents) and all other vegetable productions were proportionably cheap. The Sac-Harbor Fire.?We have had but very imperfect accounts ot the fire at Sag-Harbor, owing perhaps to the office of the village newspaper being in cluded in the general calamity. From a letter in the Noryotch Counrr wo learn that the hull of tho ship Xenophon lying about a mile distant from the scene of conflagration,caught fire from the flying cindcrs and was burned to the water's edge. Among the greatest losers aio tho Messrs. Smith, lumber dealers, who had no insur ance. The letter says:?As the buildings generally caugh* on the roof, where the engines, three of which wcrb In the village, could not reach, much property might have been saved by a little exertion, but tho mass of spectators refused to work. To this, however, there were some noblo exceptions. The Hev. Mr. Roberts, of the Kpiscopal Church, attracted tho admiration of all by the most daring snd untiring exertions on the roots of a range of wood buildings, exposed to flames and cinders, and thus prevented the extension of the Are in an im portant quarter. We heard of no sorious personul in jury Mistained by any one, during the lire. A remarkable instance whs related to in of a lady wKo, from agitation probably, totally lost the power of speech and has not yet recovered it. I Court fok the Correction of Errors?Albany, November 1H. 1K15.?Present, Lieut. Governor Gardner, Chief Justice Bronson.-No. 41. K. Gilford, President of the Farmers Bank of Hndson vi. II. Living ston, impleaded, kc. ? Mr. 8. Stevens was heard for plaintiff' in error, on tho preliminary question, whether the point involved in this cause has heretofore been de- \ Cided by this Court. Mr. Hogeboom was heard for the defendant In error, on said point ; Mr. O. Wood was heard for plaintiff in error, on the same point. Senator Jones moved that the decision of the said preliminary question be postponed until day after to morrow, whleh ?notion was lost. The Chancellor moved that tho coun sel prorced in the argument of the cause, which motion was adopted ; and Mr. B. Steven* resumed for the plain till in orror. r?K 1 omtics in Ororoia ? We learn that all the m ?u ,at^ y?n8e o'Hcers are re-elected. They are 5L i. lT.*,,i.0.f "lork, Secretary of State, (4th bnl i ii 'n ii iA Mitchell of Baldwin, Treasurer, ('id l? mk k.ii' ?0,h?wlil. ?f Jefferson, Comptroller Skfowptot., of Butts, Survey y n!nj'ifiiijT ?ij' . ?laction to fill the vacancy ,0 h?v? place on le elected Berrien, it ia thought, will be Hew York Klectlon. Jlnli- Mv Scat- Ctnvtn'n CouHiict. Wkig. Dem Rtni. UtPn. ttr'g. Fvr. .4*1 Albauy 5,7? 4,?2 1,716 71 ? T.OT 568 Broooie 1.772 1,721 ? ? ? *.05# 6I> CaUaraiigus 2,DM 1,911 ? 308 ? 1,72b 87? Cayug* J.6M 3.S31 ? 113 ? - ? ('li iiiuui;ur 2,739 1,434 ? Hi ? 5,175 14# Cliemuug KS7 1,4:4 ? 15) ? 2,0?0 (8 Ch'UMigo 3.3*4 ?,T?) ? 25" ? 4.161 245 Clinton 1,045 1.439 ? 3?.' ? 2,113 249 Colombia 2.157 2.662 2,307 ? ? ? - Cortland 1.837 1,862 ? 661 ? J,#77 177 (Jelawar* J,290 2,230 27 ? ? ? ? Dutcheaa 4,192 4,121 ? ? _ 5,131 500 Krie 4,311 2,220 ? J2? ? 5,605 225 Franklin 1.K5 1,395 ? ? ? ? ? litMK.,....... 2,0? 2,779 ? ? _ 2.9(4 562 Herkimer 1,520 1.7i5 ? 030 ? 4,3(6 iU King' 2.2M 3,833 ? ? ? a.UT2 1 (48 Madison 2,444 2,666 ? 1.300 ? 4,221 7(1 Monroe 4,all 3,837 ? 436 ? 7.1(3 4 35 Kntgomery.... 2,321 2 131 ? 75 ? 1,096 115 w York. ... ..11,700 16,266 ? 24 ? 16,740 6,559 Niagara 1.507 2.223 ? J57 ? 2.393 117 Oneida 5,022 1,276 ? 1.0(7 ? ? ? Ooondaca 4,4(7 4,834 ? 676 ? ? ? Orange County. . 2,515 3.157 ? f,2 ? 4,075 ? Orleans 1 809 1,649 ? 217 ? 1,157 105 Outgo 4,190 4,014 ? 406 ? 1,965 3M Putnam 488 969 ? ? ? 986 119 Qnrena 1,477 1.09! ? ? 85( 578 974 Saratoga 1,916 M02 ? ? ? 4,418 104 Schenectady.... 1,437 1,379 ? ? ? 1,2(6 434 Schoharie 3,804 2,677 427 ? ? 2,754 1,240 Suffolk 456 1,215 ? - ? ? ? Tioga 1,167 1.688 ? 97 ? 2.077 185 Tompkins 1,053 3,027 ? 317 ? 4,258 398 Ulater .* 1.180 1,319 ? 82 ? 3 5711,103 Waaliiuffton 1,558 2,143 ? ? ? 4,892 191 Wayne 3,196 3.112 ? 617 ? 4.748 125 Weatcheater.... 1,440 1,761 ? 7 ? 1 367 1,146 Wyoming 1,869 1,219 ? 391 ? 3,646 278 Total... 95,432 100,225 4,567 9,711 ?6 133,438 28,938 ' * 2-. *5.432 20,931 1*01. majority 4,791 Maj. for Cou'u. 101,500 Ntlivt*. N. Reform'* New York ... a,61,1 513 Altinny 55 ? TofaJ 8,670 543 Comparative Votj: im the Arovl Counties Whig rote in 1814 176,475 ftcmoiraria rote 180,495 '? 1845 95,432 " 100,225 Decrease 81,043 80,370 Tetil decreacse in forty counties 161,313 Majorities in 1814 anu 1815. Democratic majority in forty counties in 1845 4 793 " " 1811 4,020 Increaie 77j Nineteen counties remain to be ' eard fror?. iniMlMlppl Election. 1845. 1814. Counties. lVhig. Dem. tVhig. Dtm. Warren 771 191 932 507 Clintou 101 74 ? ? Claiborne 312 419 431 429 Adams J59 419 755 452 Krank!iu 213 231 172 220 Marshall.. 718 1,290 1,035 1,184 Six Counties 2,704 2,954 3,318 2,792 2,704 2,792 Democratic majority 250 526 w'g iiihj. Total vote in llio six connties in 1814 6,110 " " " 1815 5.658 Decreased rote 453 The election was for Governor, Secretary of State, four Representatives in Congress, and other State and County officers. It is to settle also, who is to occupy the seat vacated by Mr. Secretary Walker in the United States Senate. Varieties. Breach of promise cases are becoming fashiona ble again. We had not heard much of them for a few year* past?but the rage for speculation prevBils so ex tensively that the ladies have gone into it "with a loose ness It in dangerous squeezing hands or oasting sheep's eyes, now a days. If a young man says a sott i thing this evening, be may have a sheriff after him to morrow. The market price of a breach of promise is ! about $1000?but the rise or fall in the article is often as rapid and unaccountable as it it in the case of Malaga fruit, or potatoes. The wlugs of Poughkeepsie have had a meeting "to express their indignation at the conduct of the majo rity of the County Caiivassors, in refusing to have the returns from the town of Noitheast corrected?which correction would have elected E.Crosby,to theAssembly, from Duchess county, instead of Geo. T. Pierce." Thejr i nassed some strong resolutions, and recommended simi tar moetings in all the towns in the county, i Mr. Bancroft has been presented with a most beau' j tiful silver-mounted ash cane, bearing the following in' j scription on the head : " A part of the old school house > Newburg, where Gen. Washington, in a council of offt cers, crushed the spirit of sedition, March IS, 1783."? And around the upper ferrule, the following :"Pre?ented October, 1844, to Hon. George Bancroft, his country's historian, by the Democratic Association of Newburgh, New York." A prisoner by the name of Kelly, in Wells (III.) county jail, being unwell last week., was not confined to his cell. He got possession of the sheriff's key to the ; desk, stole $180 in money, the sheriffs horse and wa gon. and decamped. After driving some sixteen miles, ' his horse became frightened,broke the wagon to pieces, and injured the thiet so much that |he was re-taken, and carried back to bis old quarters. The St. John's New Bruruiticker states that a | petition is getting ready in that city, to be forwarded to ; her Majesty, praying for the relaxation in the provinces j of the duty on Aour. The general failure of the potatoe crop has caused much distress among the poorer peo i pie, especially the new settlers, and the present tax on , flour, under existing circumstances, is regarded as an | oppression. j Gen. Green, in hia history of the Texian expedi | tion against Mier, observes that those Texian soldiers who had the most bloody mottoes painted upon their caps were the last to prove them true, and he does not recollect seeing one with a " liberty or death" motto, who did not take the liberty of returning home a little too soon. The late General William McDonald has be queathed the sum of $500 to the Maryland Colonization Society; also $600 to the State Bible Society. The Ypsilanti {Mich.) Sentinel says, that the barn of Jacob Emerick, ,containing 8,000 flour barrels belonging to A. A. Hunter, together with four nelgh i boring dwellings, was burnt on Monday last. Tne I amount of the loss will probably be between $3,000 and j $4,000. Mrs. Ann Noble, wife of Mayor Noble, who re sides a few miles north of Chicago, was found dead in , her lied a few mornings since, with a strip of cotton ' tied about her neck, either by her own handerthatof j some unknown person. The sportsmen about Trenton appear to be im proving the season. Two of them returned on Saturday with 77 ducks, of which 31 were brant, the spoils of three days and one or two evenings shooting. Two others brought in 46 bead, on the same day. The roll of attorneys in Alabama contains seven hundred names. The MobiU Herald, in making a calcu lation of the coat of law to the people of that State, sup . poses each of these attorneys to receive, on an average, $3000 per annum. Senor Don Antonio Argotc Villalbes, late Spanish consul at New Orleans, retiring for the night, tell and expired on the stairs leading to his bed chamoer, on the 7th inst. The Kearsage mountain was capi>ed in snow on Tuesday morning, and upon other highlands between the Merrimack and Connecticut the snow was blown into drifts ef aonsiderable depth. : A Turkish paper says, in stating the fact that the Grand Seignior is expecting an addition to his family, j that b soul-animated rose bush, bud ami blossom, yield , ing, in the happy imperial rose garden, has exh ibited i signs of vegetation. j We learn from the Hetulerton h'enttukinn that a destructive fire has been raging in the woods of that 1 county for several days, which has destroyed much va luable timber. | The amount of property destroyed at fhe fire a few days since,at Sag Harbor, is estimated at from $IM), 000 to $180,000. Insurance was effected at various offi ces, to toe amount of $40,700. It is stated, but on very doubtful authority, that the Catholic Church has purchased the Nauvoo temple, and l11 the land and buildings at Nauvoo. A two year old steer, raised by Daniel Howland, jr., of Dartmouth, weighing fifteen hundred and sixty eight lbs.was oxhibiteu on Tuesday in the market squaro in Bedford. A man named Sprutt was sentenced at Monroe. Michigan, to pay a fine of $,JA0, and one year Imprison ment In the State prison, for voting illegally at the elec tion in 1844. A letter from Princeton, dated Sunday eve ning, states that Professor Dod was dangerously ill, of pleurisy. On Monday eveniug he was thought to l>c .Samuel B Smith, aged 25 yearn, of South . Wellfleet, was lost overboatafrom the schooner Maren go, in Vineyard Sound, R. I., on Saturday noon, and 1 drowned. Nkw York via STONinoTON. -We understand that there is to be a daily line betwren Boston and New Vork, via Stonington, during the winter months. Tho Narragansett and the Rhode Island are the boats which are to run permanently on this line. The days of the Narragansett are Tuesdays, Thusdays and Satur days, commencing to-morrow ; and of the Rhode Island, | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, commencing on Friday, day after to morrow. Statu Ciiwtrg.?Since the publication yesterday of th ? tables furnished by the Secretary of State, to which the returns from New York were a.lded from city newspapers, the official returns from tho Marshals of that city have been received at the State Department.? They show a discrepancy between them and tho state ments of the returns for the city of New York already 1 given The whole population is 131 more, and the re j.iescntative population :ion less, than thus stated. | ."{Marty ifWv. It. Court Intelligence^ Ok^kbh. 8kssio.ii.?Before the Recorder, and Alder man Brady and Divver Nor. 19 ?Trial of Parkhuon for hrmg ' oncerrtrd in rokbing the liar ft Clinton, continued.?On opening of the court, this case was resumed by recalling to the stand officer Binu, who testified a* follows I understood there was a relationship existing between Parkinson and Honey man Parkinson informed ma (hCt Hmitn alias Iioueyrnan, married hi* (Parkinson's) lister. Subse quently 1 was informed that Parkinson married Honey

man'* sister ; |! have seen Parkinson ami Honeyamn at close conversation in broadwayi i have had some conver sation with Parkinson in reUtiou to the charge made against him, in the old Police office in Third street. I never held out tiny Inducements to him to make any ??*?? clotures in relation to it. The conversation I had with hiOL while lie was in custody ; hi* wife was present at t&e time. Smith here rose and objected to a statement being mad* of any conversation that took place between the prisoner and olfioer Bird, on several grounds, tue prlifoir 1 pal flpte being that .Mr. Uird acting in the capacity of aq oii.cpr, end interested in the conviction of the accused, inasmuch as he wou'.d d?i'Mlen he entitled to a portion of th4 reward offered for the r:covery of the property, there Were motives for representing evtu'y "'rcumstauce in the Most unfavorable light. TteCouar ruled that the conversation wa* admissi ble, Inasmuch as uo inducements had been ofl'ered by the afltoer to make any developments O&er Bihu, then proceeded to state that the conver eatiowwa* commenced by his wife, who said, alluding to hesfeuabaud's arr*st, "this is a had business-, that it woudbe hard for her to have tier husband f o to prison, and aariMd him if he knew anything against thetf, the rest of tile reused parties) concerning this alleged rob bery^to tall it and get out of prison. Officer liird wa* abouftoatate what reply Parkinson made te his wife, when,Mr. Smith again arose and objected toaay declara tion nqjpda by Parkinson in reply to hi/i wife. Oamuf Hockman, Esq., on the part of the prosecution, contei|feii that they were entitled to the reply of Par kinsu^m the ground tlr.it the accused at the time was fullrUBre ei his rights. TheTSl"ar decideii that the reply was nut admissible in evHence. ISUtHAiin. C. M?tt was then sworn.-ln I rented the premises in Stft street to p?FklU??"'h^n,U?r' a/ut Cupid, was at ono time with larkinson when were negotiating for th e rent of the premise* , a lady mimed Miss Edwards once called with rarkinson whom | he said was his niece ; ou the rent becoming due, I went ^ toVho shop in William street to collect itanHwa^theu informed that Parkinson resided in Woodi)ridge, N. J-, | Miller, altai Cupid, was with Mi.. Edward, on one oCva sion, when she vi.ited the house in 5lst street | John D. Hauer, sworn.-l am * clur^.A?'1 u ? nl?ick ! steamboat Raritan, that plies between New "f n?wick and this city ; 1 have known Parkinson for ^out three years ; he ras n freuuent passenger ou board the boat, in lime last ne gave mo a *10 bill on the llauk of Pough keepsie inpayment for his faro of 40 cents : a week after this transaction, he handed me another $11 bill mentforhis la re ; this was also a Poughkeop.ie 1 ill. and he subsequently (Jave me others of the "amo dercnpti in payment lor hi. fare at diflerent timet. ; on the 3d ot July ho gave me a $20 bill on the Farmer. and Manufac turer's Bank* f Poughkeepsie in paymentforhisareof J.> cents, and 1 handed him the change, *19 75. In the middle of July l'arkin.on, while on his passage in the boat, asked me to change a *60 bill on tt'? ^rmer? an Manufacturers' Bank of Poughkeepsie. 1 "^ersaw any of the accused parties in company with Parkinson, ac cording to this best of my recollection. Isaac Fijhf.r, sworn?I know Parkinson, the priso , I became acquainted with him by seeing him treq'ienUy on board the steamboat ltaritan, as a passenger. On too 10th of June last, a man in the employ of a,^ Xlune chased a lot ol meal from mo, and on the 21st of June Parkinson, while on the passage to New York, handed me a *50 bill and requested me to take pay ,or.th^ k bags of meal out of it, which amounted to $15 94. 1 think the bill was a Poughkeepsie bill, at least it was an up river bill. When 1 took it 1 flunk Tnrkwson said that it wa. payable at some bank in the city. The nextbusi nes. transaction I had with Parkinson was on the ilst ol July He then handed me s *20 billon the Bank of Poughkeopsie in payment for freight taken by the boat The freight bill was $1 50. 1 have seen the bill now shown me before; it has ray name written upon it; it is a $60 bill on the Farmers' and Manulaciurer s Bank o Poughkeepsie; 1 received it from Parkinson on the ?h of August,for a second lot ofmoal which he purchased from me; it was paid to ine in my otflce at the landing in New ^?Cross-tiamint(t?l once asked Parkinson what hi. busi ness was ; I think that he had a place'?f buwagu?In William street, where he carried on the manufacture looking glasses, or similar occupation. J. F. Hull sworn ?1 reside in Poughkeepsie; 1 am the teller oftho Bank of Fonghkeepaia; 1 am in the habit of going on board the vousel for and with package, con nectedwith the business of the bank. On the occasion of this robbery, I went on board the barge about six o'clock in the morning, and told Mr. fcarey that 1 had come for the packages intended for the bank. lie went into the office and unlocked a .mall tower under the desk, took out a key, with which he opened the iron .afo. He took out and handed to mo two packages. One of them wa. directed t? E. 1 Benjamintn addition to the .uperscription,*l,900was marked upon it The other package wa. directed to R North cashier. 1 a.ked Mr. Carey if the two pack age. were all there wa.. He replied that there dfd not appear to be any otheri. He looked about the safe, but could not find any more. Mr. Carey then remarked that somo one had perhap. been from the Farmers' 8l Manufacturers' Bank and taken ?ome of the packages; he then went to a.k Cant. WiUey and ?n9",r* ed if any body had been for package, oi money; 1 ac companied him; Capt. Wilsey s?id that no one had been. Mr. Carey replied that some body mu.tbaye been, as he could onty And two packages ^ apt am Wilsey then went with the officer and looked into the sale, but found nothing there; the package directed to R. North had no other mark, upon :it; this one 1 took and delivered to Mr. North, 1 .aw it opened ? it contained nothing but a bank book; the pack nge"however, was scaled; I always take an account of the exchanges made by the bank in which I am employed Officer Bird recalled.?I wont to a house in 51st street on the afternoon of the 3th of August Iwt; I 'wa.i accom panied by officer. Leonard, Strickland, and Capt. Wes ^DisTaicT Attor^ev.?Who did you find at the house 10mV^Smith again rose and contended that tho prosecu tion had not shown any connectios botween 1 arkinjon and the accu.ed paitie. alleged to hareibeen the hou.e in 6t?t streets that it had not been ?hown, that l'arkin.on was the occupant of the house or even that Parkinson resided there. On the contrery the prowcu; tion had shows that his residence was in another State, and that Parkinson had merely hired this the party; al.o that Parkin.on, who i. a brother-in-law of Smith, alias Honeyman, upward, of a J'" "*?.h"d :? seen togetherin Broadway, and after showing that a felo ny had ?een committed,';they must .how that the'accuaed parties have acted in concert. The objection offersd by the defence was overruled by the court, andoffl cer Bird proceeded to testify as follow.?' On en tering the hou.e in Mat street, 1 found Smith alia. Ho nevman, Davis, and Miller, alia. Cupid, al?o two fe males, one of whom wa. called Smith. aliM Honeyman . daughter, the other a young woman whom we naa i>e*n looking for. Miller, on our entrance, wa. about to run ofl, when Officer Leonard stopped him. After enrMting the accused parties, with the assistance of the' offlcew who accompanied me, took them to the Chief, office, af ter which we returned to the house, and R?"fbed t premises, between 4 and 8 o'clock in the eT*?'nJ ? same day on which Parkinson and the rest of the accu.ed parties were arre.ted. We found *851 in bUtaonMb* em t.ank. They were contained in a wallet found in t o tip of a trunk. In a bureau 1 found some silver coin, which i did not bring away, aa it was ol?m?d "jeak the females as belonging to her. In * h, ' said to belong to Miller, a post note or bill of exchange for ?20 sterling, dated July 16th, 1944, payable to the order of SarahDow ling. On .earching thePf"0"" Davis 1 found a number of Bank of EnglMd bliU. eight of which were of the denomination of ?? each, two ot A'10 eaoh, and two o? ?20 each. I also found a number of loose notes, which I did not mark, and some a tin cannister. While there that evening ai puree of gold wa. banded to me by a young female. who l got to search one of the female, in the hou.e. I didnot ^arch her myself, having some delicacy ?boutthe of the tin cannisters now shown was found in W illiam street; the bills found there were wrapped in a piecei of Inilia rubber cloth, also oiled ellk. Th* ptoo* of India lubber cloth now shown was foandjn the house in Mat street, and from which the piece found in William itreet appears to have been cut, as .t corres^nd. in texture fee and fits the place from which a similar piece had been taken. The piece of oiled silk now produced, I lound in the hou.e in otst street-it corresj>onds with the niece found in William street; when lound some tacks of a particular kind were found sticking in it;a .maU package of the same kind of tack. wa. found in the coat pocket of Davie. Karnaaica Whitk sworn I am an E*ch.n*e Broker at No 3 > Wall street; I sold some Bank of J-"*'""1' bills to Parkinson on the 31st of Julv last; I sold him fou of ?b each and two of ?10 each, f koow that I sold him the two ?10 bills now shown me, having registered h number of the bills and put marks upon them.whichJ re^ cognise on those shown; I also ' lentify from he lot ol , ?d bills now shown mo the four ?5 bins '*hich I al o sold him, bT the same tn?ans; I cannot positively state what description 1 received from Parkinson for theseBank 0tC?sl???"nerf I have got the bill, whijk I have identified regi.tered as having been .old 'lo PaHUmlon^ did not know him at the time; he teld me that hia name was Parkinson, and I entered them accordingly Trnsor* Maskf.r sworn-I live at Perth Amber ; I know Parkinson ; I worked for him as an apprentice tor five vears at No 114 William street; his business is that ol a carver and gilder ; I left him on the^do a) last 1 know Smith, <il?a? Honeyman, one ot the priso ners ; I have known him for about two years : Ii nsed to see him down to the 2d of May last ; he . ept m the pre mises occupied tiy Parkinson, No. 114 William about threa weeks before removing to No. I1H William street previous to that time, Smith or Honeyman Ivod at No 27 John street; I went there frequently ; Miller and Davi' lived there ; I have seen them both frequently Jt the shop of Parkinson in William .tree , and in close conversation with Parkinson ; my sister lived with Mil Ur an.1 l^vls at No 27 John street; 1 have seen Parkin son and Miller come ashore from the steamboat Raritnn together; Parkinson married my mother ? ?i?ter; I know a female who was the reputed daughter af Honey man I know her by the name of Honeyman, alao by the name of Matilda Hoiton ; I never knew h?rfby any other name ; she was married to a m*n named Horton while 1 was w'ith Paikinsou. ,, B Cr??t tiamitu.4~My uncle Honeyman and myself ar not upon very good tcrmi; I have not seen him to speak before since May last. Mm Ma** A** Mjokku sworn I am lifter of the last wittiest; I lived for come time at No. 17 John street; 1 went there in May, 1844; Honeyman, Miller and Honey man's duaghtber occupied the house , Honeyman's daughter w?nt by the name of MatiMa Horton; I lived with them tiii 'ehruary,1846; I saw Parkinson at the house frequently , they were all residing there when 1 left hi February last; I have know Parkinsou to take his r?eals at the house frequently on Saturdays and Bun days iic dmed there; I have also seen Davis there very often; I saw him there in February, I have known hiin both to eat and sleep at th? house; I have been at Parkin son's house; on oue ossasion 1 sew Parninson and Davis on board of the steamer Karitan together; >t was in May last- they went to Woodbridge together; when the boat arrived at 4l "Blazing Star" they got on the stage that takes passengets to Woodbridge; 1 was in the stage at the time. Crost rraminr<l ? \ used to work in packinff gold leaf at No. a7 John street; Parkinson was a gildei, an<? Honey rf'tm nlia# Smith was in the same business. Jamkj I'bVtt ffworn?I am a house painter 1 was em ployed for some time by Parkinson; I was in his employ from January to some t.'mo in August; I slept id the building, No. 114 William sfre'.t, until he removed in May last to 1 IS William street ; I Was ^mployod as a e'erk and book-keeper ; I know Honeyman; I Irtiva seen him in f arStfsfln's premises a number of times; he slept there several time j nod assisted me in fitting up the pre mises No. 118 William strCM ? Parkinson generally slept there when in the city: I know Miliar; he used to come to Parkinson's shon; 1 have been to the house No. 17 John street; 1 used to see Honeyman and Miller there; { have also seen Parkinson there, perhaps ten or'twelve tiuje# - I was sent there on errands J -I used to go to 17 John street to get gold leaf for Pc'rlunson; Parkinson had a bed and a desk in one ot the reran in premises No. lit* William street; I know that Parkinson p?H r#nt of a housu or rooms oc cupied by Mrs. Horton in Moit str*ef ; f had charge of Parkinsou's business ; I considered that he was doing a Sood business, during that time; 1 do not kuovr that Par inson ever had a bill or note protested ; I always consi dered Parkinson to be a man of property. Dirtct rmamination resumed.?I should think he was worth $10,500, (a laugh p 1 did not understand where the family removed to from No. 37 John street; 1 saw Honeyman in William street after he had removed his place of residence from William street; I never heard him say where he bad moved to; after his removal I got some gold leaf from a place in Ann street; I probably got six or seven books, or about half a package ; that is all I got up to August last; the books were kept in name of Parkinson K Co. after the 1st of May; I did not know who the company was; 1 was told that Honeyman was the partner, but I don't beheve that he was. Jamkh Taylor, stf ornMy place of business is at No. 73 Cotirtland street; 1 am a ship bread baker; in the lat ter part of June, or beginning of Julv, ! sold Parkinson a lot of refuse bread, amounting to about $ 19 ; he did not nay for it at the time, but on or about the 10th of July, he handed me a $50 bill on the Farmers' and .Manufactu rers' Dank of Poughkeepsie; I told him that I had not sufficient rush on hand to give him the change, and said to him that he could call again and settle at another time, which ha did. Thomas Thomas, sworn'.?f am a gold beater, and do business at No. 10 Ann streetj I sold Parkinson at differ ent limes iu the month of July, goldl?af to the umount of about $34. He sent me a $60 bill on the Farmers'and Manufacturers' Bank of Poughkeepsie, out of which I took payment for tho gold leaf, aud sent the change back by a boy. Mr. Prii'?: then rose to read a recognizance of bail, for the purpose of proving a connection between Parkinson and the other ac.'used parties, the reading of which was objected to by the defence. The reading was deferred. Justice Tavi.ok, sworn?The examination of Parkin son was taken by me according to law; 1 first stated to him the nature of the complaint, and its particularities, and informed him that he war at liberty to ref use or an swer any questions that might be put to him. Mr. Smith again rose, and objected to the reading of the examina tion, on the ground that if a .Magistrate examined a pri soner rather as a witness, than as u charged defendant, his testimony could not be read in evidence against him, and contended that the prisoner had been to examined. The objection raised by Mr. Smith was overruled by the Court, and Mr. Price proceeded to read the examination of Parkinson, taken before Justice Taylor, in which the accused admitted that he bad paid to sundry persons, money of the kind described by witness for Ithe prosecu tion, but declined stating from whom or wheie he ob tained it, and stated that ne did not know who left the money found in his premises in William street. He ad mitted in his examination having obtained a number of Bank of Kngland bills from Mr. White, broker in Wall street, but that he got it for Davis, who afterwards re funded him the money paid for the same. Justice Taylou rr-called hy drjmct?Mr. Bird hand ed me a receipt of the following import : " May Hth, 1845. Received from James Honeyman the sum of $150, being half ol the amount of stock in trade.'' Mr. Bird informed me that he found it in a wallet found in the possession ot Honeyman at the time ol his arrest. At this stage of the trial the court adjourned until to morrow morning. V. ?. District Court. Before JUuge Betts. Nov. 19.?The Grand Jury returned several bilU of indictment, and having no further business, were dis. charged, with the thanks of the Court. Mutiny on board the Otcar.?The three mutineers, Ueorge Baker, Joseph Hoffman and Josiah Peek (color ed) who, as is alleged, attempted a revolt on board barque Oscar, of Sag Harbor, while off the coast of Bra zils, were brought into Court, and being arraigned, en tered a plea ot not guilty; and in consequence of rep resentations satisfactory to the Court, were remanded for trial 011 the first Tuesday in December, with the ex ception of Ueorge Baker, who gave bail in the amount of $1000 for his appearance at that time, Kdward Bar nett and Ueorge B. Boyd being duly qualified as hi* bondsmen. V. .5. vt. Steamer Fluthing.?The Court then received a portion of the testimony, (presented on the part of the defence) touching the United States, vs. steamboat Flushing, charged with violating the statute making it necesssry for steamboats to pass an annual inspection as The court toook a recess until 5 o'clock, having ad journed at 3} o'clock. to their seaworthy condition. The Court having other engagements, it was ordered that this case be laid over until Tuesday, after next to which time the Court stands adjourned. Common Pleaa. Judge Daly Presiding. Nov. 19?This Court was occupied until the hour of adjournment with an action of trover, involving a ques tion of considerable importance to the man of business. The parties to this suit are Mr. Charles M. Ueddins and others, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Messrs. Herrick & Smith, commission merchants, of this city. From the evidence already adduced, it seems that the plaintiffs,in November, 1333, shipped some eighty-five barrels of flour to the defendants, to be sold on their account, and they charge that the proceeds thereby accruing were misappropriated. On the part of the defence, it is urged that the flour never came to hand as alleged, and that they are, therefore, released from all obligations main tained by the opposite parties. But a portion of the tes timony having been gone through with, at the time of adjournment, this cause will be resumed to-morrow morning. D. H:. Wheeler, Esq. for pla.ntiff* ; S. < ambreleng for defendants. Marine Court. Nor. 19.?John Lambert vs. Patrick McAnally.?This was an action of slander for words spoken by defendant, charging the plaintiff with being a thief, robber, per jurer, Sic., and of having stolen pigs from a Mrs Oar mony. The parties both reside in Willet street, where the conversation occurred. The plaintiff proved that the defendant applied the opprobrious epithets to him in the presence of a large crowd, and had made similar ex pressions in reference to him on a variety of occasions. The defendant attempted to show that the plaintiff re taliated by saying that his sister kept a house of ill fame at thu Hook, and that his own brother was jealous of him. The Jury considering the defendant a poor man, rendered a verdict of $27. The counsel for the plaintiff, \V. 8. Rowland, Esq., 1 displayed considerable taJent and erudition in conduct ing the case. Court Calendar?This Day. Common Plka?-Nos. 8, 14, 17, 173, 34, M, 34, H, 2H, 29 Fatai. Accident?One Man Km.led?Kive Se riously Injured ?O11 Monday forenoon, while the woikmen were engaged upon the building of a large and lofty chimney, intended as the gas escapement tor the Koxburv Chemical Laboiatory. near Hog Bridge, having reached the altitude of 160 feet, the staging upon the inside gave way,precipitating all the persons upon it to the ground. One man, J. Lark in, a mason tender, late of New Yoik, was instantly killed, being found with his back broken and form completely doubled up. O. 8. Pierre, master mason, who resides on Tremont street, Roxbury, was also shockingly maimed, if not fatally wounded; three of his ribs being broken, besidea other injuries. The other persons injured were J. Magoon, ma son, and W. .McDonald, J. Murked, and J. Wilkinx, ten ders. Magoon was badly wounded on his head and legs Murked had a shoulder dislocated ; and Wilkins receiv ed a severe injury on hit foot, while McDonald miracu lously escaped with only some alight bruises. The death of but ono man, under the circumatancea, so many fall ing together such a distance, and timbers and boards de scending upon them with groat force, aeems truly provi dential. Ijie chimney was intended to be carried to the height of 400 feet. We learn that Larkin, the man killed, had no family, but leaves a mother in New York Tierce lies in a very critical condition, but hopes are entertain ed that he may survive.? Norton Sun. Im rqrtamt Suit.?The United States Circuit Court. New Orleans, wa* lant week engaged 111the 1 trial 01 a suit brought by the First Municipality of New 1 Orleans against the Lasted States, to recovei the square of ground on which the custom house is1 situated. The . Municipality claims tbo winare proptrtr balofiging to the commons ef the city, Wause so dedicated hy the 1 French authorities in laying out the city. The United I States claim it as part of the public property which be- | longed to France, and which passed to the I nitedStatea by tha treaty of ce?*ion of Louisiana. Th? State of Louisiana lias intervened, claiming the square as beleng- , ing to the State -thus opposing the pretersions ot the > Government and the Municipality. The question of ju risdiction has been presented to the Court and argued. The Judge, it ia expected, will soon decide that question, j when, if ha retains jurisdiction, the eause will be tried , on its meuta.? N. 0. Timet, 9th. * Trial of Polly Bodlne. Circuit Court. Before Judge Edmonds. Noi. 19?Tke Ladiei Jitain.?"Keaaale rurioaity," which thronged the Court room during the last trial,and appeared to have been aluinbering since the commence ment of the prea^nt one, would seem to have again ari aen from it* dreamy couch. A group of ladiea, long before the hour fixed for the sitting of the Court, were to be aeen snugly seated in a corner-the eye? of all wero directed toward* the doorway, through which the prisoner wai to enter. Home other group*, in fives, and fixef. and seven*, were alio to be teen in the avenue* leading to the Court room, in order to catch ? look at the prisoner a* she passed in. Some of them did not appear to have studied at any length, "the princi ple* of [toliteness" or the "etiquette of the bell room," as they rudely thrust themselves forward in a position to view the prisoner a* she moved along, which was tru ly offensive. The Court *at at the hour of 12 o'clock and proceeded to hear excuaea. The juror* already sworn took their places, and some of them were looking somewhat "ill at ease." Th-ri was a lachrymose expression about the coun tenances ci tome of them?a deep solemnity that would seem to indicate that tho " wcarrr" conceived himself hanging upon the " horn of a dilemma." The business wn? resumed ; and the Court was crowd ed with a new batch of customers?none of whom evi dently belonged to the upper " Ten Thousand," though many of them might, perhaps, possess more intelli gence. Mk. Cue*.?Before the Court proceeds to business, t i am requested to call the attention of the Court to some ! remark ivhich fell from the Bench, conveying an impu i tafion upon that part of the jury at present sworn in, which I conceive to be unjust. Court.?I should think, Mr. Clark, that they ought to be allowed to apeak for themselves. Ma. Clark.?These remarks were made public in the papers, and I consider they were unjust. Counsel, for defence.?I shonid like to know if thiw application is made at the request aud on behalf ot the jury , because if it ?, it ia certainly very improper. Couut.?The jury hare no right to hold any commu nication whatever with any one , nor have the cttcers a right to ronvpy to them any communication without the permission of the Court. Mr. Clark.?i havo had no communication whatevei with the jury ; my attention was yesterday called to the matter, but 1 aid not then state it to the Court. The remarks fell from the Court in relation to jurors ; and the observations of the Court were calculated to give olfence to the jurors who are now sworn. I think I am not transgressing the rules of propriety in calling; the attention of the Court to the matter. Court.?I shall receive no communication from the jury through either of the counsel. CovrvsKL for, defence.?This is rather a curious sort of proceeding, to find that either of the counsel should ap pear here as the peculiar champion of the jurors. It is a matter in itself which 1 consider calculated to biat the I jury. We have selected those sworn in after nine days, and to place the life or death of the prisoner m their hands ; and I think when we have selected them as im partial men, that this sort of proceeding is rather strange indeed. Court.?I think the subject has gone far enough. Let us proceed, gentlemen. Mr. Clark.?I think the jury have privileges?and in relation to their rights and feelings Court.?I do not think, Mr. Clark, >'?u are called upon to become the champion of the juTj. If they have any thing to communicate, I should wish them to do so themselves. The subject was dropped. William 8. Bostwall sworn and examined.?I live i? South street; 1 have lived in New York since last April; 1 came from New Orleans; I am assessed in New Orleans Corrt.?The language of the statute is that a juror must be assessed to the value ol $'2M. Jir?r.?1 own no real estate in the county; 1 have as certained that I am not assessed. Juror set uside upon these grounds. George Irvin formed an opinion. Set aside. Charles L>. Blevin, like case, like rule; Henry Dickenson, and the following, do:?George Livingcart, W. B. Brown, Robert Caghlan, John McCormick, Caleb Ward, J. D. Utter, R II. Gregory, Thomas McAdam, Geo. W. M. Gibbs, J. M TompklDo. D. Cruger, Charles Starbury, L. A. Iloainmil ler, W. McLclland, O. Anjevine, C. C. TutHy, W. 8. Mil , ler, Owen Barring, W. T. Mclntyre, James Baker, G. W. : I'ratt, Kdward Wheeler, Henry H. Doremus, C.H. Smith, ' J. M. Latham, Nicholas kilkjn, Rowland Jones, Thomatt i Uuacnbury, Benjamin Coolage, Benjamin Sherwood, B. i McCabe, vV. H. Springsteel, John Walsh, John Darou, ! W. Bowen, W. McKee, M. 1). Ormsbv, W. Floyd, John Sheridan, Osburgh Benton. W. Brinslow, Edward Wil lett, W. VVhippinghouse, George WebbeT, John Gerkin, J. Denight, J. Parker, W. W. Simons, J. Turner, J, B. Master, K. Sunny ball, Louis Doty, r. Moony, Sampson Kockoe, Albert K. Arabroe, J. M. Hill, J. A. Tilford, Geo. VI. Gill, C. W. Saunders, J. McGuire, H. S. Provost, Pa trick Daly, O. 8. Jennings, Peter Dunn, W. Kvcrdell. W. H. Degroot sworn. ?I live at No. AS Vandam street; I heard newapaper reporta read; I formed an opinion from what I heard read, that a murder had been committed, and that there was an arson committed. Set aside. W. Bennett sworn?Formed no decided opinion, but read part of the tirat trial, and generally makea it a prac tice to credit all 1 hear?(Laughter)?until I hear the re verse?(Renewed laughter.) Challenge true. S. H. Bavelt formed an opinion. Set aside. Alao, J. Stewart, J. Baker, James Little, J. C. Howe, J. Gilmour, H. Coleman, W. 8. Johnson, M. Herring, H. Osborn, J. Cady, J. H. Weed, R.Smith, W.MaUory, W. C. Perrine, P. Caughlin, R. Kennedy. E. D. Truefdeli examined?1 have not formed an opi nion; I have read some portions of the trial, but it ha/ escaped my memory; I have conversed about it frequent ly: 1 waa satisfied that a murder ha^been committed ; 1 judged from what I heard and read. J. Boyce, H. M. Herbert, S. Vaudeveter, J. T. Derick ton, C. Babage, P. White, W. H. Oliver, Jamea Hutch inson, C. R. Coflris. 8. Host, A. Fordan, jr., R.W.Rod man, E. Wayd, jr., W. McCartney, S. C. Burdett. W. 8. Connolly sworn It is possible I might have formed an opinion ; I think I read the first trial ; there is no impression on my mind; 1 havo uot expressed an opi nion ;Dut I talked aDout the matter a good deal; I gave no assent or dissent. (Challenged peremptorily.) Set aside. J. Sutton formed aii opinion. Set aside. Alto, W. D. I Hicks, S B. Rowley, J. T. Jackson, L. Hunt, J.F. Jones, : W. Reynolds. A. K. ralmer formed an opinion. Alio, Theo. Moon I shine, Henry Luscombe. i Charles Purdy iworn?I am satisfied in my mind that a murder was committed. Set aside. J. Kevin, form-J aii opinion. Set aside. Also J. W. ( Henmugs, R. B. Ureenwood, Jesse H. Van Aukin, R. B. Howard, C. M. Riddle, Roswell Steel, C. F. Park, A. Harrell, J. M. Alrten, Samuel T.Kuapp, Peter Shoats.W. Johnson, W. Tyson, Nicholas Bursham, Michael Bums, ' William Green, W. Thompson, Richard A. Howard, W. ! Horton, John G. Barton. Philip Ward, sworn?Has formed no opinion in regard to this case ; dont know who is going to bo tried. Mr. Graham informed the juror of the nature of the case, when he said that he had read reports of the case in the newspaper*. From what 1 read, I thought that a murder bau been committed, and that is now my I opinion. Set aside. Joseph Aiken has formed and expressed an opinion. Set aside. J. W. Snife, do.; Michael McCabe, do.; Law rence Bordon, do.; C. B. Palmer, do.; Christian Lilie Mull, do. The list of jurors for the morning session was here exhausted, and the court took a recess until ft o'clock. The Court, after a short recess, proceeded to hear ex cuses, after which some ethers were examined and set aside upon the same ground as referred to above , name ly, the fact of having formed an " opinion as-to the guilt or innocence of the prisoner." Mr. Whiti!*o moved for another tales of Ave hundred. The Cosjrt suggested that either side should move to withdraw the record, as from what they had experienced during the last few days, he had come to the conclusion that it would be impossible to procure a jury in the county. " Counsel for defence suggested that the trial should pro ceeil. The Col-rt referred to the vast expenditure, amount ing to about $194 per day; and also the necessity of his attending the Circuit in Kings and Richmond ; when the court adjourned to 10} o'clock this forenoon, without obg taming a single juror. Thirteen out of the entire nam] ber examined have received peremptory challenges. It is expected that Judge Edmonas will make some de cision this (Thurday) forenoon, which will aettle the question in relation to exhausting the county panel. MACHINE BELTING. GOODYEAR'S PATENT METALLIC RUBBER MACHINE BELTING. 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