Newspaper of The New York Herald, January 7, 1846, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated January 7, 1846 Page 2
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dent or common school* has received r?ports In confor mity to tho law. Thoso rsports give th? numbsr of children in the distiicts, between the ago* of five and sixteen > oars, at 890 Ul 4. and ths n hole number of chil dren instructed in the common schools, during the year, at 736,045. They show that, of this last number, 4,988 children have been taught during the whole year ; 48, 878 for ten months . 94.893 for eight months ; 199.885 for sis months ; 337, KK> for four months ; 534,961 for two months, and upwards; and 901,764 for lass than two months. Such are some of the statistics laid before me by the superintendent of common schools, touching this inter esting subject The annual i a port of that ofhcer will soon be presented to the legislature, and will supersede the necessity of my giving more of these lacts, or in dulging in comments en those presented ; end I have, upon a former occasion, ]so fully expressed my views upon the paramount importance of our common school system, its great objects, and the results which the ad ministrators of it ought to strive to accomplish, that a repetition of those views is unnecessary. By an act passed on the 7thof May, 1844, the Legisla tuie appropriated money lor the establiehment of a "Normal School, for the instruction and practice of toacber* of common schools in the science or education aii'l in the art of teaching.'* The liw placea the school under the direction of the superintendent of common schools and the regents of tho university, who are to ap point an executive committee of Ave members, of whom tho superintendent shall be one, to take the immediate charge, and superintend the management and govern ment oi the school, uuJerthe regulations; and to report annually to tho superintendent and regents. Tue citv of Albany very generously tendered'tlie use ol a suitable building, free ot rent, and the school was organised, and commenced the business of instruction on the 18th of December, 1644. Twenty-nine pupils pre- , aented themselves ou the first day, and the number in cre.ued to .ninety-eight during it term of twelve weeks. T'lpils utt nded from lorty ol the counties of the State, j t'he second term commenced on the second Wednesday in Apt11. and continued twenty weeks, and on the first ; d-iy of the term 170 pupils were pr sent. The whole number attending the school dating the term, was 185, j and every county in the State, except furnace, sent one j or more students. About niuo tenths of the whole had ' taught schoel, for a longer orshorter period. At the clo.e of the second term. 3-1 ol the scholars received di- ; plumas. I ing certificates of tbeir qualifications to teach , common -ohools. Tue third term commenced on the inn .I Wi .tesday in October laat, and is to continue 91 ! week?. At the "opening of the school, for this term, 180 pupils were present, and the number has increased to 197, of whom 94 are males, and 103 female*. Of this | number, 176 have been teachers for a longer or shorter period; some for several years Kverv county in the State, except Seneca, is represented in the school at the present time. Those lesults have been experienced, during the first year of the exiatenco of this institution, and they have more than realised the most sanguine expectations of tho friends of the school. This is an experiment in our State, but certainly connected with a subject?the pro per education of common school teachers? which authorizes every reasonable effort, giving a promise of improvement, and even any experiment, which shall hold out that promise. In this particular our common school system has proved to be the most deficient, as every friend of education has seen and lelt. The insti tution ol pattern schools for the education of teachers is not new. The system has been in operation in several Kuropean countries for a length of time, and in the Slate of Massachusetts for several years last past; and wherever the experiment has been made, it has been successful. The executive committee of tbie echool entertain the opinion, that no limilar establishment elsewhere, has started so vigorously, or made so great an advance in a single year , and they believe, in addition to a very suc cessful and fortunute selection of teachers, the causes are to be found in the liberal patronage of the State, and the peculiar organization of the school. The pupils from the counties ate selected by the boards of supervisors, or ia case they are not to meet in time to supply a vacan cy, by the county and'town superintendents of common schools. The applicationa are numerous, presenting a wide Aeld for selection, and the consequence is, that the students appointed, are te a great extent those to whom the county superintendent would cheerfully give cer tificates aa teachers, before tbey receive the benefits of this school. Hence talent and character are secured to build u|>on. and with capacity and faithlulness on the part of the teachers, and diligent application on the part ol the scholars, success can scarcely be doubtful. No serious difficulties have been encountered in the government of the school, and the executive committee speak of the conduct and bearing, and the untiring in dustry and application of both teacners and scholars, in tha highest terms of praise. The Act, chapter 311, of the Laws of 1844, appropriated *9 600 to meet the expenses of organizing and commenc ing the school, ef which sum but $3,300 has as yat been drawn trom the treaaury. This appropriation was made from the revenues of the literature fund, being the amount formerly paid annually to certain selected aca - demies, for the education of common school teachers. The tame law, and the act, chapter 143, of the laws of 184.*v, secure an annual appropriation of $10,000 for the (ieriod of five years, for the support of the school, also to be paid from the revenues ot the literature fund, in case those revenues shall be sufficient, and if not, then lrom the treasury, to be charged over upon the surplus revenues of the Uuited States deposit funa. The executive committee state, that this appropriation is ample for the support of the school upon the plan adopted. Indeed, it was intended that the fund should be more than suffireut to meet the mere charges cf the school, and should offer something toward the expenses of the pnpila, as an encouragement for their attendance. " " ritothe i *" "" Hitherto the regulation has been to select from each county, scholars equal in number to the members of the assembly, and to consider these as State pupils, entitled to such a distributive share of the appropriation as the expenses of the school should leave to be thus applied. The number of these scholars at present is 133, and 76 cents per week is paid to each, towards board. Daring I the two former terms, when the school wss smaller, these payments were larger per acholar. There are 74 scholars denominated volunteer pupils, being those who are not selected from the counties in the manner pre scribed, but come in upon application and examination, and pay all their expenses, having their tuition and the use of the claaa book* free of expense. The committee have now concluded that, by fitting up an additional room, they can accommodate 3M scholars, twice the number of the members of the assembly, an,d that, after the present teres, all shall be State pupils se lected from the counties upon the ratio of representa tion in the Assembly, and equally antitled to a distribu tive share of the public money ; and that, to bring all to the school upon terms of the nearest possible equality, they will, hereafter, make the distribution with an equi table reference to the distance travelled and the expense incurred by each pupil in reaching the school. The dis tributive share to each scholar wiu probably be less than actual travelling expenses, so that this rule will tend to bring the school, in point of expeuse, equally near to all. These regulations will, I think, be a great improvement upon those now in force. 1 forbear going further into detail in reference to this institution, as the annual report of the executive com mittee will soon be laid before you, and will give these Mid all other material tacts connected with the school, mnch more ftilly than they can be presented in this com munication. Among other information of interest, that report will be accompanied by a full statement of the course of instruction in the school, exhibiting to the easy comprehension of all, the great leading design and object, that of making competent and useful teachers of common schools, and the mode adopted to accom plish it. Tha report of the committee will also exhibit the or ganization of the experimental school counected with toe institution, aDd the objects intended to be secured by it; and also the great benefits anticipated from the labors Ot the graduates and pupils of the .Normal school in the teachets' institutes, formed, and now extensively form ing in the several counties of tha Htate. These portions of the report will possess a deep interest, and will pre sent this school, and its anticipated benefits, in very ?ti iking points of light. The five years, for which the laws have already pro vided, will give to this interesting experiment a fair trial, and the intrinsic importance of the subject, and the present promises of success, appear to me to miike it the dictate of wisdom to permit the trial to be fully made. The capital of the literature fund is the same as at the close of the year 1844, and amounts to $308,990 67.? The payments into the treasury on account of its revenue during the last fiscal year, have amounted to $37. >"ii 88 Add the appropriation from the U. S. Deposits Fund 38,000 00 And it will make the revenue, for the the year ending 80th Sept. last, $66,680 88 There was a balance of the revenue of this fund in the treasuty, at the close of the fiscal year 1844, of, 19,834:18 Making an aggregate of means for the year 1840, of, $76,311 30 The payments for aooount of revenue for the same year 66,870 38 Leaving a balance of revenue in the treasury, 30th September, 1846, of $10,334 88 The academies of the State are under the superintend ing charge of Ibe Regents of the t'niversity, and their annual report to the legislature will exhibit the expendi tures from the fund, and present the condition of those institutions. The amount of the deposit of the United States with this State, denominated, in the accounts, " the United States deposit fund," is $4.014.A30 71 Of this sum there is loaned to the counties $3,841,630 98 Invested in State stocks 1,100 no Due from the general fund. . . 371,?99 73 $4,014,630 71 The receipts into the treasury of revenue from this fund, dating the lest year, have amounted to , $380,379 66 The payments of revenue for account of the fund, to meet the current annual charges, have been 983,848 si Leaving a balance of $18,434 33 On the 39th dav of September, 1844, upon the close of the xccounts of that fiscal rear, a balance was due to the treasury, from this fund, for advances to meet the de mends upon it, over and above the receipts of its revenue, of $36,947 87 Deduct the above balance of its revenues re maining in the treasury, upon the close of i of the lest fiscal y< the accounts of the lost fiscal year, 16,434 33 And there will remain a balance due to the treasury, from tha revenues of tltlk fund, on the 30th day of September last, of $9,63 The lew requires that the capital of this fund ah lemsin Invssted. and that the inter- at only ahotild bt pended to meet the ?ppropriationa made trom it. The whole amnni of the notea of ineoivent bank deemed through the safety bind, ainre ita inatitutio the year 1839, is ?I,.'>h6,79 In addition to these redemptions ol notea. debts due from those Institutions, and made by lewj chargeable upon the fund have been paid to the amount of. ... 473,73 ^ _ $1 ??0,6? rheee heavy payments have not only exhauae< apital of tho fund, but hovo rendered necessary ar ricipotiea of tho contribution! to it. by the emisoli ?took in pursuance of tho ect, chapter 114, ol tho of IMS, to tho amount, up to the SOtli day of Soptombor last, of $3*$,$01 09 The fund possesses ma am to mr t this debt aa follows : Capital invested. $ 20,000 00 Balance of money In tha treaaury 3d,363 06 58,843 05 Thua leaving, on the 30th of Sep tember laat, a balance of dent charged upon the future con tributiona to the tuiid of. $278 048 84 The mariner's fund is constituted of moneys collected frem the matters of vessels, and from soamen and pas tenners, to detray the expenses of tha marine hospital , at New York, the quarantine establishment at that place, and other like expenses at that port. Those mo neys are collected and disbursed by officers appointed for that purpose, whose accounts are rendered to the comptroller, and audited and settled at his office, and the balance only of moneys collected, over and above : the current expenses, are paid into tha treasury, and constitute the fund as here presented:? The capital of this funu, at the present time, Is as fol I lows j Money invested instate five per cent stock. .$33,000 00 Mortgage from the Seamen's Friend Society, without interest 10,000 O0 Maney iu tne treasury under protest 81,621 76 Balance of money in the treasury, 30th Sep tember, 1845 25,895 72 Making a total of $89,617 47 A question has been raised as to the constitutionality of the laws of the State imposing these nsieasmeats upon the master* and seamen of vessels and their paisengers, and the money above mentioned, as being in the treasu ry under protest, was paid under a protest against the right of the otficera of the State to demand and collect it. A suit was iustituted by those otilcere, in the courts ot the State, to recover money due under these laws.? That suit is now before the Supreme Court of the Uni ted States, and it is confidently expected will be decided during the present term of that court. The onlr ques tion ruised, so far as I am informed, is the constitution ality of the laws of the State, imposing t he taxes. 1 cannot permit myself to ontert&in a doubt a* to the deci sion of this question. Alter this point shall hsve been eattled beyond further controversy, there are reasons to believe that the atten tion of the legislature should be turned to the subject of tha expenditures under the health laws, and to the rates i of tax imposed especially upon the sailor ; and also the practicability of reducing the amount of moDey collect ed, and meeting *11 tho necessary expenses of such an execution of those laws as tho real interests of ou rcom- i mercial marine demand and inquire. Our penitentiary system is extending itself with our increasing population. The erection of the Clinton pri son has been commenced within the last year, the effect of which has been to diminish the number of convicts remaining in the other prisons at the close of the year. Still the aggregate number of convicts in all the priaons has increased, probably in about the usual ratio. The number in the Auburn prison, en the 30th of No vember last, was 683, being 72 less then the number at the close of 1844. This diminution has been caused by the transfer to the Clinton priion of 44 convicte, and to that prison district, for about six months in the year, of ail the counties in the fifth Senate district, and perma nently of the counties of Herkimer and St. Lawrence, in the fourth Senate district. The report from this pri son presents a very favorable account of its condition. Eleven deaths only have taken place among ihe con victs, fer the year, and three of them have resulted from casualties, leaving but eight, a trifle more than one per cent, as tha consequence of ordinary sickness. The dis cipline of the prison is said to be good, and to be suc cessfully maintained, and the earnings of the convicts are shown to have exceeded the total expenditure* of the prison by the sum of $9,392 04 The means of the year have met the expenditures, and leave a balance on hand of $7,369 49, larger by $2,663 37 than the balance of the previo is year. The expenses appear to have been reduced about $10,000 below those of the prece ding year, and about $7,000 below the estimate for the last year. The number of convicts remaining in tha Mount Plea sant prison, on the 30th of September last, was 797, less by 66 than the number at the close ot the previous year. There were transferred from this to the Clinton prison, during the year, 50 convicte, and for about half the year, all tha counties in the third senate district, and permanently all the counties in the fourth senate dis- i trict, excepting Herkimer and St. Lawrence, were trans- ; ferred from this to the Clinton prison district, which causes have produced this diminution in the number of ' convicts. r.?ia ffisftss: "? r?' belnU1 Vl leM^than it'th*1! ?f ^mbe"^ as aa'tT"? year waa 19 ? discharir.3 .^utn?r received during the ?ypardons s' and by leaths 7** ?f Mntanc?? 18. no!ah^^iPp;o"pli3nadc"rS,(of thr? 'wo prisons do exhibited from the A?burVnr".onOI1Th^nCi,1'y' M,that M0h^r.u?; are ? earning oF'convicfa81'for th'' 2?SC> 31.1> a vinga deficiency ii th5 r"'?1' par,?d- at *?.?? meet the expense! ot $18 Uo (M80*^ * k ithe ,ear to penditure ha. been 15 k. . ' - Pb" balance of ex $!7,80(t, deposited therein fml th'1"^ tbe treasury sasr^xtejaraiJrjffisttZZ S<f s?wits Chang; ofthH 2KS5Mtual?.^!^ thaLno iuch would seem to .how. ha, "?EEL"*.1M "???*?"? the deficiency in the income to P c#i althou*h two priaona is a realitv Thi . i h* 0XP?n,?? of the ?pector. will exhtbit mor. ?eP?rt ?f the in year'by'a malbruant fc w ^Irich", the rate from the deaths caused h. t? i? mortality, sepa that of the other prison? ThE^.8 1 gr*.at,T be*ond communication to me?^ by fact^h.?Unti* forL in ,ha the convicts, received at fi... ?. ?'???? share of cities of New Vofk wd BrooLL!r?n'/.ru6 drawa fr?m the convicted of crime in such lara:a town, h'tn,any 0'tho?e impaired their healths and !iH *' ve previously exposure and vidoM hab S or ?*" by down by prior imnrisonment .. ... .ve .become broken pass directly to tCe hnmitoi * l?r?? proportion the prison, during th, drv I^?,UPpl7 ,?f water for another cause ofXetenZJTiSS!; he,li?x?d be that institution. ,ncraas?d ??ckuess and mortality in prison^and 'u^cceATr thl V* ^MW116 of the will b; pr...nted a?"dUcu..edyinr,hTh'Ch V c,?"d the inepectoratothe legislature.' 1 report of aonforthPeem^oy?mtit*dobfeconvictfliaatbthe C1,inton pri given for the removal of nnn^ll. r \ or<1era were ?ona, in conformity with which fo* *r?m other pri rjeasant, and 41 from AuhnrJ fr"oaert from Mount prison. Attteaam^Ume . to that 01 ?trengthenin* the iahnr? ' d,"r,c". with the view ;^."u HT.'.'-i'if ^? ? ??,p.,d'!rh-: pursuant to sentences bafor^VlT* r.?c"'T?d et that prison, on the 30th of September hut f^thi.8 t?i tb8 fi'Cal ye" made his escape and nn. ,i;f!i , . ,ID>e one convict the 30th of September 165 Thi?**,n,l the J,ri,on- on o??d? Kwi?y,%2aw1-'u '? priwn ,;V. n'o^Abern'cou'itl,^ mlV'"trUCtl0r'oI ' oew prop nation of $io ooo tk. . ^ Preparatory ap of 1*45, am.ndiugVh?i.wTof ?M4C?K?' \?\ "U the law' ^&\VoZ ,0W"rd* tha conrinic hou ofthe $?? there had bean diwwnPfrom?tlf' .aB10untinK ?o $105,000, cloaa of the lraa,ur7.previous to tha as i tt.dur.Vo?Xra^Ut oVIiec" *"w?5 thTlari nLmed dfy^5 d.?9W?ilc aTi"?*? '*? ^"ury^n and" covered w?th prif?" ha" b?n completed, of St for tb? length structed within U.em Th , t,wk l'n nUm,bar- C0D halt the length of the out.? ?.ii ??cttP|*? than and it ia the design oi th# co'npleted'and covered, construct another like block^f'c.iu ^n?*k?lb*sW",t"r, t0 walls. This work ?? . calls within theso outer by tha spring will finish^tha of^'h*??'' rDu' ^ conf*pI?ted Tha otharluilL^. arslt! ? * h%i( ?l,h* miin P"?<>n a machine shop . kee^. h.r.r8 " ?ubaf "??? foundry, for the agent end clerk 5e?id.. Ik"". * dwelling bouse necessary to shelter end k#?n ?h? '?mP?r*ry erections tect the work 8#P the c?*?wact?. and to pro ins hthe^X1 hw ,,0M for 'be build fea-a aa?rSasawra than waa apprehended and\lih???\? # c#BT'?te the general conduct of th# nrii?'" ,p^f ! fxvorabJa of at r.i:: tVA n#Tt>s?a?ona beyond'rii#ah#l#T?B* ?f mW,IW' durin? *b? =ara?is?.-5s1 rrP?~ ~ meet the .xp.cUUon. o, ,th#1P,*!' raar' will fully beet assurance which couiH^k. * and ?"?r tha provided, the bu.ld7nV. "omilf'?'n,.1.lhM " niean? be early completed required for this prison will be of their Nepective^m^nege^wun?"*'th* annual r?P<?rta the legislature, that I f??| MOoa Ixid before nute details in regard to them fr?m going into mi i 'be report from the Bloomine.t.u i I p?f"T?U ,h" con<lition of that m.? ?.*onL?na',c Asylum. I able light. Ur> to th. nth ?.#? . ""otion in e very favor of patients admitted during the'yeaMsiVV1?^?number being n per cent bevon.l ih. Zi " . ' ha,t b?eu 1.10 previous year ; 55 percent bevond ,th?0n, ,?T ,h# who'? per cent beyond those of I84J Th#r, w^, f,"' and 63 maiaing in the institution, be.ng lo ?oTi?hin tf "n,V^ one year previous!v Th.r. k? i k . n ,he n"niber the year 90 ofwhom 49^1 J!,Char,?*d d?rir.g :a "? ,s"^52.^s,-r i7, ?" ""i.1"."' I than for 1M4, although tho number of patlonta has boon to much increased ; and tho fund* of tho institution, in > eluding tho 110,000 paid annually by tho Ota to, are ropro j aontod aa su Anient to moat its expenses, and gradually reduce tho dobt contractad lor tho nureliaso of tho farm i and tho oaootlon of tho buildinga. Tho accounts of tho asylum aro koyt for tho calendar year, and will bo pro ' sauted to the legislature in the annual report of the gov arnora of the Wew-Yeik hospital, of which this insutu . tion is a branch. The State Lunatic Asylum, at Utica, continues to | dispense its benefits to the extent of its present , capacity. Tho finished building is arranged for the I accommodation of about two hundred and fifty patients. At tho close of its fiscal year, ending on the 30tn of No vember, 1844; the number of patients in tho institution was 280 ; which on tho 30th of November last, was in creased to 296. There were admitted, during tho year, 298 patients, who with those remaioing in tho asylum at tho oommencemant of tho year, made an aggregate of 663 cases undar treatment within the last year. Oi these there were discharged recovered 136 : improved, 78; unimproved, 34; died, 21?in all, 298. This state ment exhibits a condition of physical health among the patients certainly remarkable, and the report adds, that not a single death, and scarcely a case of sickness, had occurred for more than two months previous to its date, on the 1st of December last. The ratio of cures, in the two institutions will be seen to preserve a singular equality, and to be a fraction more than 60 per cen ?a degioe of success in the restoration to reason of the in sane mind, offering every encouragement to the riends ol patients to seek the mid of these asylums,and thericheat compensation to the public for the liberal provision made for these most severely afflicted lellow-cituens. Additional buildings weio provided for, at this asylum, by a law of 1844, and the sum of $60,000 was appropria ted for their erection. Two wings, each 240 by 38 feet, and three atories high, and two back buildinga, each 130 Dy 2i.feet, and two stories high, have been enclosed, and the rooms are now in a course of completion. The buildings are all of brick, and are said to be well built and well arranged; and when completed, are calculated to furnish accommodations for 300 additional patients. This will be, when thus finished, the laigest institution of the kind in this country, and in the opinion of the principal, it will be second to none in the excellence of its arrangements and facilities for the comfort and cure of this class of patients. At the close of the last fiscal Tear, the accounts of the asylum for general support, stood as follows:? Receipt*. From the State treasury, for salariss of offi cers fi3,876 00 From counties and towns, for the support of pa tients ? 22 647 13 Fiom psy patients 11,769 76 From miscellaneous sources 63 81 $38,236 69 Payment*. For salaries of officers $3,876 00 For furniture 1,610 66 For additions, alterations and repairs 1,403 62 For the improvement of grounds. ... 43 07 For general support, embracing ail objects but those above 23,018 21 29,948 46 Leaving a balance in the treaaurjr, applicable to general support, of *8 387 -ii About $5,600 of this balance, it ie expected, will be nn? n'rf. ? J"*"} A? du* at 'be cloie of the year, but not presented and paid at the time ol the report. Thi? ut ir v.h?. ' u* to..m?#t current expenie* up to the ismade * ??mi-annual collection of bill* Ma?vf,^?p?tion ff $60;T- m"de hr t!>? ?ct of 7th so h'o i i ' " erection of the new buildinge, $60,085 fLut m Si ,VP*^drd' nP t0 th? 1,1 December last, about $6,000 of which wae expended before the corn! mencement of the laat fiscal year. A difilculty was en countered in preparing the foundation for one of the new wi !81 ?" manaff?r* coneider it indispenia- ] ble that an additional supply and better quality ihould nrSn? i!d B?*et thii exl,en?*. *nd the expense* of finishing, warming and fiiraishiDg the new buildings vnnH ,.be7 4h*D require about $40,000, be yond the balance of the present appropriation. inr .f"""" rei)ort w"' fi'v* to the legislature all the information necessary to enable its members to form safe opinions as to the further legislation required to p? th>* important institution into healthful and successful Plan new ?o nearly completed. I I recommend that the necessary appropriations be made I to complete and furnish the new buildings, and to pro- ! Thl?N.w ? pI?ntjful VPP'7 of good water ? tf Nsw fork Institution for the Blind is another 1 P" .^0 .? al!k? worthy of the patronage of the State, and liberally sustained by it. The reDort of "ntenden* presents the instituUon in a sUte of high prosperity, the numbei of its pupils increas ing ni ly,tem ?f ?ducaU.n st.idfly idva'c ing. One year ago this institution was embarrassed by a considerable debt, but the Uberalitv of timla.t legislature, added to that oi individuals, has enabled it within the year, to extinguish the debt and mie? n,' thk7\or?h,? Y!*"- "P*1?.superintendent i? otthe opinion that, forthe future the income of the institution from ordinary sources will be nearly, if not entirely, suffi cient to meet its regular expenditures. It is most grati rh'.n,5.l0 k.oow1t.hat ?n institution, founded for so nollo a charity, is relieved from the consuming exactions of debt, and is left at liberty to concentrate its whole as ixvsss:' The annual report of the managers, to be laid before ?at?' filli * ?oursf of th,? Pwsont month, will communi cate full information of the transactions of toe year and su&ct 6 the neC#Mity of further remark ^pon'this j The Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, in the same a- ?UjtI10th?? nu>Dum?nt of the long continued and well directed munificence ot the SUte, to illuminate by edu cation the minds of those who, from the deprivation of the sense of hearing, and of the use of the organs of speech were long supposed to be beyond the wach of mental improvement. The report of the principal nre sent* this institution in a flourishing condition Various improvements of the building, an? ground have b?en made, duting the year 1846, and the number of pupils has increased to 300. Of these, 118 are malesTnd 8?cfn..u. 160 are SUte pupils, 18 are supported by the supervisors' t f?u y ?f New York, 3 by the SUte of New Jer "L 'f by their friends, and the remaining 10 bv the In I Unn.^lh 'n Edition to mental instruction, some por tions ot the time of the pupils, for each day, are expended in learning some useful trade, or tmi'lovmnni ma, enabf. them to gain a liveiihood th'Tr own exet tions, and at the same time impart needful exercise. The annual report of the directors to the legislature *'-P.?c? , V1 other interesting facts be^re vou in a tuli and satisfactory mannar ana will riv? *au^iia condition of the fiscal afihirs of the institution forthe past year, the accounts of which could not be made up i h? 'J'1 of December, as the fiscal ia the calendar year. The provision made by the last legisla ??r,'v.r.n .Upp0rt,of tbii ina'itution, for the term of time? auperoadas any call for aid at the present I respectfully reler the legislature to the annual re port of the adjutant general, this dav transmitted for vs nous important suggestion, in .elation to the miliTto laws, and especially on the subject of securing i ml!l dutv*CtTh!.0nHent ?' thf ra?? Iiabl? t? perform millUry i ?" .T ptejent system of enrolmenU does not iu ?ir.vi 4?' though exsmpt from annual militia service, are not exempt in cases of insurrection and invasion. These constitute a portion of the mllitarv force of tha State, as much as if they had no temporary ftXism^lfenvid thi*. " '! ?PP?*" t0 m?. be enrolled! ii if Dfitfvfd this is done in tome or all of tb? nth** States, and it will be seen that the interests of this State are suppoied to suffer, in an important particular by our omission to enrol them. 1 ' The suggestions of this report upon several other ItUnHnn ?!r?if?f'"J??1 of primary importance, and tbe e legislature u earnestly invited in them The transactions of the SUte agricnK society for the year 1845 will doubtless be laid before jou Yn the accustomed form, at ao early day. The annual fair of tha society was held at L'tica, on the 16th, 17th and 18th davs loMh " anJr th? ?*bihition was a proud one forthe agriculture of the State My information in duces the belief that it was equal to sny one of the exhi tions which have preceded it and that the deep and per hiding". h# h?"[ P?Pu'ation. agricultural, manu facturing and mechanical. in theae companions of their m?nt^mPHK^ Du' and emam'na,ioi>* of the improva mente made in each great branch of induatry, was as xl uPon former occasion. orTh? UgUlsture extended the appiopristion in aid ^ n for.tb? ,ermof ?wo years from May next, so that I am not aware that any legislation is aI. aired upon this subject, during the present session The 0n? eociety, to which I have alluded wili bo the most appropriate recommendation of this'great ?Stnents.,n t0 ren?wed ???"*'<?'> of onrS Nothing has transpired during the past vear to inter, rapt ths peaceful and amicablo relation* existing be tween this State and the ether States of the 1'eion and our internaj condition, with the exception before brought to year notice, has been peaceful and prosperous in an parted *harestatJithPU heaUh h" b??u K??'? >?> a" P?1. ,. 01 th? 8ta'?- the seasons propitious and fruitful and the prices of the products of labor, and aspeciallr oi most of our agricuhuul productions, have ex^rie Jed an improvement over there of tbe few lastvears most ?t^?lW0.!.n<,l,,trr inaU i1, branches. As a whol. among the mi.1 y*ar 184,1 ,naf be iustly numbered among the most prosperous years in the history otthe

.,y?j??^fro!y 'be lete message of the President of the m^it Jiteln.J relations of the federal govsrs ment with all tha powers of the earth, are also peace ful. Considerable sensation has been experienced at various periods during the past year, from the prospect ?J "J? 1D,#r?P''ion of those relations with the Itepablic ?tehl7.h?ik-aa a^ th?' fiovernment has concluded to re establish the diplomatic intercourse between the two countne. which had been au.oended by iteaoUoS.id xsthe measure which induced that suspension has pro gressed so far as to laava no doubt ol its final consum mation, the reasonable presumption ia that all difleren ces will ba amicably adjusted, and the peace of the two nations continue unbroken *aad?cf{?raftl(!n ?f'be policy of the present admiuie tration ot the federal government, the message of tha President appears to ms to justify the confidence enter ofth^iin .*nd?tontrr,.!n ,b? ?'*blic,P avowed principles X&iFSt I ? the expectations naturally ex cited by his slevation to the high trust he holds. The r,?"*a,ahlishment of the independent treasury wssconfi dently anticipated as a result of his .lecti n, .nd ", gr^t measure could.not have been more diiti Jtly ol strongly, nscommenfied to Congress, than it is in this message The principles put iorlh as those which should govern an adjustment of. he laws lor the collection of our rViEI1*. m c,"toms, are also those the country had Vf . pabHc declarations upon that subject. They appear to me to be substantially the principles upon which alone s tariff of duties upon im b? adj"rt?di,wh,'h wiU b?ve a promise of per mfc? .y" or,wbfcb will give reasonable satisfisction to the to .ii . t,0nl ?r ?"r w,d''>' country, and to all tne various interasts to be affected ?o.t ,b? m,Ma?" of engrossing interest snd of paramount irap.rtanre. is tha frank and clear M andOrJIt ,u"ite?n^?itl?n of th* negotiations betwesn "ountrie. to .L"* !o"fh,n*, ,h? claims of Ihe two coutee me ? 1 ,e,.ri,OTT ? Oregon. It is not, ot ours*, ay design, as it is oot ay provtucs. to dtecua thU g reat quMtion ; bat I foal H to ba duo to tho subject and tha occasion to Mr, that I u> mtisfied tho propor tion made by tho President to tho Britlah minister, u a compromise, to aotablish tho Wrty-uiath degree of lati tude as tho Una of territory botwooa tho two power*, and to mako free to Sreat Britain such ports as she may selec on tho coast of Vancouver's island, south of that latitude, was the most liberal concession, which the judgment of the people of this State, or of this coun try, would bare justified. It was i" due to the amicable manner in which this ques tion has been treated, by tie respective parties, ever since the close of the late war between them, that the negotiation should bo conducted in a I rank and concilia tory spirit, and that our disposition for continued peace Should be manifested by a proposition of compromise, extending to the extreme limit of reasonable concession. The offer to protract the Line of boundary already set tled between the two powers, upon the same degiee of, latitude, from the Rocky Mountain* to the Pacific coast, would seem to be that proposition, even without pecu liar and valuable commercial facilities within the boun dary so proposed. Such a proposition, with these facili ties added, has been promptly declined by tho British minister, and hence the inference has been drawn that the prospect of an amicable adjustment of this question is at an end. Tbia 1 will hot believe. I cannot convince mvself that further consideration will not bring the Brit ish government to eee, in this offer of the President, not only the tender of a boundary, which aha cannot call un just, but a spirit of liberal ana generous concession, such as should characterise negotiations between enlightened commercial states, especially upon question! of mere in terest. Much less can I entertain the opinion that Oreat Bri tain will attempt, by war, to force us to surrender, upon the coast of the Pacific, a portion of the front, which covers interior territory held by us in conformity with solemn treaty stipulations with herself. If, however, she shall choose thie alternative, rather than an amica ble settlement, upon term* so decidedly fevorable to herself, the world will be prepared to place a proper ee for a continued state of peace ; timate upon her deeire and the people of the United States will bo ready, with one min i 1 trust, to stand upon our rights in this matter, and, if it must be so, to meet relations, which, much as they must ever deprecate, they will always prefer to injustice or dishonor. Whether these favorable anticipations as to the con tinued peace of our country, are to be realised or not, can vary little the calls of public duty upon us. To axempt our people, as tar as may be in our power, from the incumbrance of debt and tbe burden of taxation, and to secure to them the fulleat measure prosperity which unfettered industry can earn, is alike the course of wisdom in either event. In such a condition, they will be best prepared for the profitable enjoyment of peace, or to meet the scourge of war; and it our daliberations and action shall be unitedly and earnestly directed to these ends, we may raasonably hope for the continued smiles of that Almighty Tower who holds the destinies of nations in His band, and who has .hitherto protected our country and her institutions against every hostile as sault. 81 LAS WR1?HT Albert, 6th January, 1846. Fact and Fancy* Mr. Charles Howarth, of Andover, Mass., com mitted luicids last Friday night, by cutting hie throat Mr. Howarth wa? upward* ot sixty years of age; an Englishman by birth. The Legislature of Pennsylvania were to meet at Harrisburg yesterday, the Oth instant. Peter Watkins, convicted at the last term of Bal timore City Court, of an assault with intent to kill a girl named Elizabeth Hill, by throwing her out of the garret window of a house in Wilk, nearfCaroline street, during the last summer, has received a pardon from his excel lency Governor Pratt. He had not been sentenced, and is pardoned on condition of his paying all th e expenses i united of the trial, and shipping in the United States'service; the girl whom he injured to receive one-half his pay during hi* term of service. A Boston Clergyman, who performed the mar riage ceremony on the 30th ult., received for his trouble a counterfeit $10 bill from the liberal bridegroom. The mistake was not discovered until the parson had left,and it was too late to remedy it. The Schoharie Patriot extia, of the 2d instant, 10 P. M., gives the particulars of a fire which occurred there that evening. The barns and sheds of th* Schoharie Hotel, owned by Mr. J. Schoolcraft, and the warehouse connected with the dry good* store of J. U. Gebhard, Jr. tc Co., containing merchandize of various descriptions ? and a large quuitity of lumber, belonging to the same firm, were destroyed. Mr. S. upon whom the loss chiefly falls, was insured partially in the Saratoga company. Charles L. Volz, of Pittsburgh, while passing through the burnt district on the 3d instant, was killed by the falling of a wall. The dust and noise attracted at tention, but, for an hour and a half, it was not suspected that any person was burnt. The line of magnetic telegraph between Balti more and Philadelphia may be expected soon to be com pleted. The posts for the whole line are nearly ell de livered, ready tor setting up, and many weeks will not elapse before the completion of this line will finish the telegraph between Washington and New York. The " Semaphores, for signslizing vessels," recently published by Messrs Rogers It Black, are being exten sively introduced into use in connection with the mag netic telegraph?and are soon to be put into operation between Baltimore and a station at the Bodkin ; so that in a very short time the telegraph system will extend its usefulness among all classes of the community, espe cially along the Atlantic seaboard. A negro, named Thomas Thompson, who had beea discharged iroro the State prison at Charlestown, Mass., broke into bis old quarters on Monday night last, and stole therefrom sixty-four pounds of bristles and a brush, valaed at 160. He scaled the outer walls and then broke into the shop where the bristles were kept, unperceived by the keeper* or watchmen. He was taken by a watchman *f tne town in odo of the back streets, else he might have escaped with his booty. We have often heard of people breaking out of prison, bat never beard ol one breaking into a prison before. The feat was worthy of Jack Shepard. Mr. Hanna, of the lirm of Livingston, Hanna & Co., of Vioksburg, was shot on the 33d ult., by a man named Hoovers. Little hope was antertainad of his re covery. O. A. Brownson ia lecturing in Philadelphia on the "Characteristic* of Modern Society." The Rev. Mr. Streeter, of Boston, in the course of his sermon Sunday afternoon, remarked that during the past year he had united in marriage, 158 couples; had attended 96 funeral*, of which 39 were males, and 69 were females, 31 being heads of familes. He also ob served that during his ministry he hz>l solemnized two thousand two hundiad and twenty-eight marriages. Nearly four thousand dollars were taken at the Anti Slavery Bazaar, held lately at Fanauil Hall. Great country for humoug. The two jails of Oswego county are at this tune without a solitary tanaot. The fact argues well for th* public morals of tit* county. Movement* of Travellers. The arrivals yesterday increased something beyond the average of the past week. American?M. Doubourgal, Boaton ; Colonel Haleey, Providence; David Chillaa, Philadelphia; E. Lallan, N. York ; W. Brown, U. 8. Navy ; B. F. Chapman. Macon, Oa.; F. Stanford, Columbus, O.; Julius Benedick, Falls Village. Astor?Benjamin Emerson, N. Haven ; Lyman Wal ker, Concord ; Ed. Perkins, Liverpool; J. C. Virgin, D. B. ( andeld, Philadelphia ; L. M. Tappan, Boston : E. E. Chase, Providence ; E Miles, 8t, Louis ; C. Randal, N Jersey ; Messrs. E licott and Bates, Boston ; Oeorge 8 Shepherd, New London ; J. H. Lyman, Northampton ; J. W. Thompson, Springfield; 1. Lee, Johnson Baltimore, C. Van Ransiaer, New Jersey ; 8 J. Hollos, Philadelphia ; L. J. Bacon, St. Louis ; ? Mitchel, Captain Hunt, O. Mr. Norcrose, J. D. Faker, Boston ; T. Ash, Thrjgr's Neck Citv ?Lieut. West, Maryland; D. B. Fullerton, New York; George Henshaw, I). Henshaw, Boston; 7.. H. and A. H. Russell, Pennsylvahia; T. Benedict, Tarrytown; Geo. Thome, U. 8. Top. Engineer; George Russell, Mid dletown; J. T. Adams, Norwich; Messrs. Grant, Samuel, Cosey, Philadelphia; T. Ogden, Waddington; R K Ould, Baltimore. Kranelin?8. E. Robbins, Boaton; D. Yoke, Philadel Shia; S. Conly, Baltimore; Cspt. Day, Norwich. Cona.; . M. Buckingham, de; George Steuman, New Haven; Ephraim Cone, Geneva; George Fisher, Boston; H. Col lins, do; A. W. Hyde, North Carolina; W. Meckleberger, Cleveland; Rev. E. Huntingdon, New Milford; A. H. Needham, Baltimore. Globs?Mr. Richardson, Philadelphia; W. Large, Co lumbus, Ohio; L. D. Bradford, Boston; B. Cozens, Provi dence; Mr. Tiffany, N. Y. Howard?Messrs. Flagg, Wade, aud Choat, Boston; C. Hayler, Hartford; W. T. Mathews, Alabama; P Parrott, Orange Co.; G W. Chapin. Providence: Messrs. E. H. it Geo. Bowen, Worcester; G. White, Albany; Geo. KfDg. Morristown: Ed. Morgan, Ohio; L. Hyder, Hartford; R. Ganich, Fordham: Messrs. Collins, Chase, and Ba chus, Philadelphia. Common Plena. Before Judge Ingraham. Gorge T. H"pi vs. Wellington J. Carter.?This was an action of assumpeit. Plsinuff sues for money loaned in 1839 by him to defendant, to pay in aa part of bia capital in a contemplated partnership between defendant and one E. C. Thompson. Thompson was called by plaintiff to prove the edmitsion by defendant ol the bor rowing of the money from plaintiif, and also to show that the money was paid in by the defendant as oupital. The admission was made in 1839. The defendant introduced testimony to show that the memory of the witners was bad, aod had been impaired by dieeaso ; and also to show that he partnership never was carried out. The Judge charged that it was a question of laot for the jury to decide, as to the reliance to bo placed on the testimony of Thompson. Setlsd verdict this morning. J. E. Burrill for plaintiff; Luther R. Marsh, fot deiandant. Before Judge Daly. William B. Car lock vs. Dmnd TKompeon'This was an action of replevin, to recover certain weaving looms and hair cloth mtchiner) ,in the factory No. 48 Ludlow street, alleged to have been detained by defendant at that place j The plaintiff offered witnesses to show that ho bought I the property in February, 1843, at a landlord'* sal* for rent due from the then firm of A. and D Thomson, end that through motive* of kindness, bad left the property with the defendants, for the purpose of enabling tbem to go on with their business. For defendant, it was denied that plaintifl' ever pur chased the property in question ; or if he did, one of the . firm, A. Thompson, paid or refunded him the price. That soon after, this property waa put int* the sohedul* of A. and D. Thompson in their application for the benefit of I the bankrupt act. That the gendral assignee sold the I property, (which was estimated at some $1131,) to A. Thompson, who was to pay him ffifi therefor, but that he had not yet paid the amount, nor been ebl* to get his discharge in bankruptcy; that he afterwar:* sold to tbo i defendant I Tbo Judgo charged that the only point in the case waa to find whether plaintiff purchased this property snd paid for it; if so, he was entitled to recover; and if I the jury should find that he parchased only a part, h* i was entitled to judgment lor that, and the defendant was i to have a return for the balance Sealed verdict this | morning Messrs Blunt and D Egan far plaintiff; P. and ll^NUeon for defendant NEW YORK HERALD. W'w Tork, WtdBMdt; y, Janairj ?, 1M6. To Coo*try Hohwrlhtw. SubMiibara in Um country jrsc.iTiag their papsrs in a yellow cor.r, will andoratatnd that thair term of sub scription has Marly expired. Tito OovtrMfi "-Tim The second annuai message of Governor Wnght to the Legislature of this State was received in this city last night at nine o'clock, by Livingston, Wells j,!'JExpre88~although' bjr "ome accident, cur copy did not come to hand untf 1 half-past ten. The message will be found very interesting. The Governor reviews at length tb.e anti-rent difficulties, and recommends the adopt t-on of measures for the relief ot tenants from the evils under which they now labor; the financial condition of the State is fully presented-and the militia, school and prison systems, dec., have all received a proper attention; the approaching State Convention for revising the Constitution is adverted to, and a re-apportionment of representation recoo imended, in order that the population of the Stat*, as ascertained by the receni census, may be fully and fairly represented in the Convention and the Legislature. The Governor concludes with an approval of the measures-of the National Administration, and especially of the position assumed by President Polk in regard to the Oregon question, declaring that the offer of the 49tn parallel, as the boundary line, was the extreme limit of reasonable concession that the American Gov ernment could make. The Vexed duestlon?What's the Price or Stocks J Our highly respectable contemporaries in Wall street, who represent, and are the organs of all the stock and money making principles of the age, seem to be in great distress, and emit the most me lancholy sounds, at the present position of the Oregon question in both Houses of Congress. How are stocks to-day 1 These melancholy waitings seem to paralyze all their energies?to soften their feroci ty?to liberalize their avarice?to give a tinge of love to their religion, and to reduce them to a sad state of bereavement, which is certainly deplorable, and may probably affect the price of cotton and Erie railroad to a great amount. They are fright ened at the position of the democrats; they are frightened at the position of the whigs; they are frightened at every movement, and go into hysterics at every speech. What's the price of stocks 1 In the same breath, they deplore the courage and elo quence of John Quincy Adams upon the whole of Oregon, while they call upon John C. Calhoun, of South Carolina, to help them out of their distress. What's the price of stocks 1 Yes; they call for help from the very individual whom, for the last fif teen years, they have been denouncing as the most dangerous man that ever astonished a paralyzed world?a nullifier?a slave-holder, a terrible, a shocking slave holder and nullifier, of the nation of South Carolina. What's the price of stocks 1 Now, all this mixture of melancholy, ot fright, of money-making, and of horror of war, is excessive ly amusing, in the actual position of the Oregon question in Congress. What's the price of stocks 1 Since the beginning of the session, the leaders of the cliquet and parties there, have been making ex periments upon the temper of the country, and have been feeling the pulse of the nation. What's the price of stocks ! General Cass, Mr. Hannegan, Judge Douglass, Mr. Calhoun, Mr.|Adams, and seve ral others, have merely been trying the temper of the times?testing the spirit .'of the age?trying how far they can put their hands into the fire and draw back without burning. What's the price of stocks ! According to all this brilliant analysis and experi" ment, the government and people of this country appear to be now ready to bring on the question, and close it at once, by giving the year's notice, and pro ceeding to action in the organization of the territo ry, without violating the faith of treaties or the law of nations. What's the price of stocks J In short, according to every rational probability, the measures of Mr. Polk will be supported by both houses of Congress. What's the price of stocks ! There may be a struggle or there may not be. What'sthe price of stocks ! In the present position of parties in Congress, no one can say exactly what will be the final result; but that the Oregon Ques tion is the most powerful element in public affairs of the present day, we think there can be now no doubt. What's the price of stocks ! We do not join with many in denouncing John C. Calhoun, j one of the purest and greatest.men of the age, be' cause he is in favor of postponement for another year ortwo, of this powerful question; for in his principles, in his feelings, and in a national heart, ' he 18 witl* his country in these things a* much as any other man in Congress. On this Oregon ques tion, many fear that Mr. Calhoun has got somewhat off the track; but we have no doubt he will get on better and stronger, before there is war. It is evident, therefore, that the United Slates have advanced, and have arrived at a position upon this question from which they cannot recede with honor. If, in the present session of Congress, thoy do not pass the resolutions and laws recommended by the President, it will be an evidence of weakness and of dread which would be almost disgraceful to the character of the country. It is time that the British government and people, and all Europe, shouid know that the American government and people are resolute, bold, determined in public ac tion, and mean to take no step, to make no asser tion, to put faith in no principle from which dread or fear might make them depart. Now is the time for action?nor can England go to war at this crisis, if she would?the fears and predictions of Wall street to the contrary notwith standing. What's the price of stocks this morning! The Texan question, in its day of glory, killed off whole batches of politicians, from Clay to Van Bu ren?and the Oregon question bids fair to spread as much havoc among the world. What's the price of stocks T What's the price of cotton 1 Hvdso* street Railroad Mrrtijio.?'The meet ing of the speculators engaged in getting up this project, takes place this afternoon at 4 o'clock,- in the room of the Board of Assistant Aldermen. Whether they will succeed seems doubtful. They have a smart chance?old clothes speculators some fimes succeed. The Recorders* ip.?We have been favored with a sight ot the petitions and recommendations of the citizens at large, for the appointment of Henry M. Western, Esq , as Recorder. Certainly, if numbers, wealth, respectability and worth will weigh anything with the appointing power, no roan ever has been, or can be, better supported than Mr. Western?ana whether he succeed or not, the demo cratic party, of which he is a member, mav justly be proud of a tnan possessing so generally the good opinion ot the public as Mr. W. does For our selves, we look upon him as possessing all the attri butes of an excellent Judge?and should hail his elevation as a just cause of congratulation to all good men ; the rascals and political pimps, heads ot party cliqua, and vagabonds generally, are found to oppose him, and doabtless will?but Gov. Wright has bis owa character somewhat at stake in this appointment, and must take care to regard the popu lar will. If he rejects Mr. Western, and makes a bad appointment, with such a choice before him, it must weaken both him and his party. St. Domi.voo.?The Louisa, Capt. Barlow, arrived at this port on Thursday last, in twenty days from St. Domingo. Cspt. B. inform i us that when ho left the Hay twos wore mustering all their available forces, with the intention of attacking the Dominicans in the Spanish part of the island. Capt Barlow also leaned from a source upon which he plaoed reliance, that Port-au Platt bad been cloeed, and no vessels were allowed to eater that port. This fact, in connection with the disturbed ?tata ef affairs, had induced a number ol the mer chants at that place to leave for Europe.- CkarUitan Courier, Jan. 3. OQh William E. Grain, of Herkimer Co., is the newly elected Speaker of the New York House ot Assembly. All the democratic candidates tor offi cers of the House were elected on the first ballot. Benjamin Baity, of Putnam Co . was a candidate, tm the democratic caucus, tor nomination to the Speakership, sad reoeivwd 9 votes to Grain a 48. I Ok Vat Tkxatkical Rmm-Te have every reason to believe that we are on the verge of an ex* traorfiwary theatrical revival in this city, which will extend throughout die country- It will begin I this evening, with " Richard the Third,** to be per I formed in a new style, and after extraordinary pre I parations, under the direction of Mr. Charles Kean. During the last year or two, the classical drama 1 haa experienced a great ebbing and flowing?some times prospering for a few weeks, and then reced ing for an equal length of time. There seems to , have been a continual struggle, tor some time past, between the musical and the classical, or legitimate drama. In this city, the fashionable world made many efforts to give support to the musical drama, and would have given it a permanent establishment but for the internal broils among the artists them, selves. The fashionable and intellectual classes ot society have, thereiore, been driven from their first love, and are now uniting with the other classes, and commencing a new era of theatrical excite ment, whieh we have no doubt will distinguish all the theatres in the country. This new revival has been gradually brought about since the re-appearance of Mr. Charles Kean and his accomplished lady, on the boards oi the principal theatres around us. During their present I engagement, it will rise still higher; for we believe ' that all the old playgoers in the city are coming out, i in extraordinary crowds,to the Park theatre to-night, | to witness the revival ot the classical drama In its 1 highest condition ; and if the excitement once gets j up, it can with no difficulty be extended to other : parts of the country. ! If this movement succeeds in attracting the at tention of the better class of society, it will be prin cipally owing to the enterprise and perseverance of Mr. Kean, united to the liberality of the managers ot the Park. We understand that for several nights the principal boxes at the Park theatre have been engaged, and we have no doubt that during this en gagement some of the most brilliant scenes will be exhibited at the Pirk that ever took placqat any theatre in New York. Theatrical*. Psax.-The open of the ? Postilion of Lonjumeau" was presented lest evaning, for the second time, to a vary respeotable house, end Was performed much better then on the previous night. This was the lest eppearence this season of the Seguin trtup*. This evening Mr. end Mrs.Keen make their debut in Shakspeare's "Richard III '' which is produced under their immediate direction, ia a style of great splendor. This celebrated tragedy will' undoubtedly, have a great run, and ifit is .as successful as the management anticipate, the public may look lor ward with certainty to the production of other plays in a similar style. Bowser Thsatsb?The Bowery was erowded last evening, on the occasion of the benefit of Mr. N. H. Ban nister, the successful author of nearly one hundred plays The bill presented last evening was a strong one.? The fine national drama of ?? Putnam," which has had a most unexampled run, written by Mr. Bannister was played first. In this, Mr. Bannister himself sustained the part of the blunt old Major, in a manner which, drew down the moet enthusiastic applause from the whole house Mr. Bannister ia a fine actor-chaste and correct, yet at the same time vigorous. Alter " Putnam," " Paul P ry? and the " Golden Fanner" were played. This even ing, Mrs. Phillips, who has done all the leading business at"?.!1, nw*f,?rJl0u,'_Th,'mu,ic"1 ""r,e of !"t evening "BpsrsK? P . ? ill again appear at Palmo's this evening, when the 0(P?rul" mu,ic wUJ b? g'Vnincha U of dlvJrtTn^^' 'iUn wiJltbu8 an opportuni .'f1* ?? WRrecably. We think that I v.k ? i11, ,nd fin* V01C?S of the Harrnoneons these Jupirfo? ? * l0-n,*ht- wU1 b? something very June, Titus, Angevine & Co. are coming eut shortlv firrtVreX with wMh*1 coUectl?n of^toraea of the nrsi nreea, with which they are going to astonish the Such a circus, it is confidently said will be got up as has never yet beeu seen. It will 'resemble 1 athirs^itherte,lt theatre, than the vulgar have hrardthiMa'rn 1'i U?Tr n*me #f ciPen<- We ? rumon. tfiOd wiflll the OHtprnriaiRg- f.,.. ".th*y c?n b#4t the excelJent troupe be kA i0 Wond8?' f4r ? think be would Au?fu,u- the highly accomplished and beau. for heTr^. COnSi^ ti remain in i?ii?"ountry* tor the present, we understand, instead of viaitln* Hen na, as .he intended She i. now ,n tW. city wd 5 r.^V XSttXEFP**. With Thepnhuj would be gratifieday seeing her in soma new ballet and dtaefveffwV' ?Ur 8nterPri"idg managers will imme diately affect an engagament with her. and brine nnt sometning novel in the way of operatic ballet. n ?c,ty Intelligence. ?? .k. V?. i111'""11. Ouaan.-Thia funny compa 7' t , created ao much sport one dav when thev S*ih.thtwogh the streets, give a grand baU to-night 2 iHi' 2?B'.Tbe ,,nKul8r dreasea of these geniuses .Tinder hrt|^ ,0i^t0 "nothing moro^wViiZ stand the ball u got up in great taste. Just read the fun ny advertisement of this company, In another oolnmn. ^?4." Statistics.?The folio wins is a ate. ?*!!} ? ?f yroce#di"f * ?r the Courts of Gene lst lMfi^?014 ^4B0M' f,r "? yasrs, ending January Indictments fonad hy G. Jury r!' Z Cnmplsubiiiaissed by G. 5ury, SU !? nt JJJ ? Trials in Court of Gee. Session, 44J 474 ?! iaa 12 Convictions IB Ota. Htniona, 390 147 S74 mi 12? Acquittals in Gen. Sessions, iij 1M rn ?? ffi Convictions in Spec. Session, *2 1 031 1 toe i 12 . 2! Acquittals in Spec. Seesions. tea 'm ' ,2 ''111 'IS Convicted sad Acquitted, a m * eat ? 12 . 21 . ^ gent to State Pnnon, ' ,2 '?? *?**? '-?J? 8f?t to PeniteatimrT. if? ]?! J? iti Committed to Cits Prison, as! 2! 12 X ms , Recoguixsuesa taken and (tie , I pi i Jf? . . 2Z ,rr Reeoaaionret forfeitrd, ' ' S M '2? ''IS *,l2 Finn collected and paid. $l ? J* ? , * f ? nf ullnJ two years next preceding the appointment of Mr. TaUaaget? the Recorderahip* tha?\Je2T22 caaea in, which the reaognizaneea were forfaited ??id whfii it: h* yrrcu,-d- **? >8^ while the number of forfaited recogniaanoee for tha lam v.:3r?^u5 znw Saratoga, to be pieced above the grave ef poor died ThU" JU,t Pwon'"rP Toward of his^ard lab^ t&u.. a tabUt, on which i. thi. inicriptTo^*-' Oaao M. Colsmis. Died April ath, ? . Aged S8 ?>??"??? ?.sr. sar ^ to Pat Old I)kbti ?A litwnisn an<i . teraely eaciting scene occurred on MondaSchambLn rrib' S?T'n??' ?"?h. which e.VS^.^ and rather cheap mode of paying off old acorea. A littu ?? who oppear--d to be a tredeaman, rang a door bell whioh was anawared by the aervant, who bain* m.' quested, called his master. He, on coming te the^oor was preiantod with a bill by iba little man uSkJUSl ensued, and the occupant of the house seised tha^fttU man by tha cellar, and raising hi. c?. began to !hU^ hiw. But tbi little men was too ouirk fAr k<m an a Mixing the cane himseli. began to apply it to the aikeel esch other'nruS^h*111' T^i* '""I 'ooh turaa in enning T1 ,Frobfbl7 heenmn tired of the sport. > y P'Ij u 8 man, who appeared to be a tradesman, told the crowd who gathered around to witness the scene, that tha ethar owed him thirty dollars. fhU?^"yci0,"hidiD* W common in Gplios, rnc Fma Coh.sotob.?This well-known in dividual appeared in the Court of special Sessions, yes terday morning, to answer for committing a violent av ?ault and battery upon e respectable lady, while engaged in distraining for a militia floe. In consequence ei the Court being engnged with other casee until e late hour a bearing of the charges against Ouliek was deferred urn tii a subsequent day. Mane. Coixibsitt.?This celebrated professor has taken up his roeideaoe in this city, and intends establish a himseli as a teacher of the flageolet. Hie plavinn on instrument is cbaractericed by great sweetneo delicacy ami skill, and we doubt nit KTill fad gentlemen desirous of becoming his pnpils. 7 Msdsmb Lstsaai.?This lady, acknowledned is s. wfshfni in ,h* p'?"?trP. ?e ready to receive pnpile wishing to become proficient players on thst beautiful toetrnm.nt. the herp. Her term, fir instruction t" mU iterate, and her manner of tnachiag exceedingly correct. house of David Henriquee, No 04 St Marhe Place, was entered on Mondey, and a la lv:. boU