Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 18, 1846, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 18, 1846 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. <?w Yorli, WedHMiUy, Mucb IS, 18*6, Important from Washington?Oregon. Wo understand that negotiations ate on foot r>t Washington, among the several sections oi the de mocracy, for the purpose of eflecting a union on a certain line of policy on the Oregon question?and that it is probable that all negotiation will be sus pended?the policy of " masterly inactivity" adopt ed?and a trial made oi the sense of the country on 41? and M 40. A few days will tell the secrets. The Next Hows from Kurope. The steam ship Hibernia, Capt. Ityne, is now in her iourteenth day, and her news may, therefore, be hourly expected to arrive. If no packet ship reaches this port.meanwhile, the steamer will bring twenty-two days later intelligence. We have already stated that we met with a disap pointment in getting the next foreign news by means of the magnetic telegraph, and that our arrangements were completely knocked up. Our opponents, the Holy Alliance, have taken the fullest advantage of this, and are determined to beat us. With this pur pose in view, they have added half a dozen more papers to their torces, and now present a front composed ot some ten to twenty establishments, located in tour of the principal cities of the United States, and seem determined to beat the New York Herald. We consider ourselves about a match for fifty of them combined ; but, backed as they are, by the devil, at increased wages, we think .it probable that we may be defeated. The Holy Alliance, however, feeling the effect of their last defeat still in their bones, have been stir red up to make the most extraordinary arrange ments, with the expectation of heading us oif. But they are now running against tune, and not the New York Herald. The following letter, which was received by us yesterday, gives some insight into their arrange ments :? Editor or the New Yore Herald : ? Bib : Another express is now arranged to Annapolis, by the Steamer Kennebec, to take the Dews by the British steamer to Portland, and thence by railroad, Itc. Sic., to New York. Capt. Kimball is already in Portland, and will start to morrow or next day. 1 have supposed you would not be unwilling to beet them again, by rnnning from the British steamer from East Boston to New York There ie much anxiety felt to have you again crowned with victory. You may rest assured of the facts here stated. Very truly, A Reader. Oabdikee, Me., March 13, 1946. All we can say in answer to our correspondent's letter is, that we had made arrangements to receive the news by lightning; and trusting to thit, we gave up all the steam routes to the Alliance, with several suggestions, which we are glad to see they have adopted. We have given a few hints to them, in pure charity, which they have followed to the letter; and now, it they oo not beat, they all ought to re turn home to their mothers and be properly whtpped. We don't see, therefore, any thing left lor us but to be defeated But no man, now-a-days, can speak beyond an hour with certainty,and we don't knew what may take place. Meantime we shall keep a look out for the news, Snd we hope the public will do the same. The Movement# of tbe Age?The Work Be fore r?. The ensuing spring and summer will ba a season of more than ordinary interest to the American peo pie, and particularly to the people of the great State ot New York, they will have so many interesting matters, which, as Ireemen and legislators, will claim their attention. Among the foremost of these is the State Convention, tor the amendment of the constitution. This is a matter fraught with the deepest impor tance to every man in the State; and, indeed, it would not be much of a stretch to say that every person throughout the country is more cr less inte rested, and will be more or less ail'ected, in some point of view, by the action that the Convention of this State may take on the subjects that will be brought before its members. The Empire State, os our own State of New York is familiarly called, exercises an important influence over the other States of the Union. It is in our State the march of improvement, in every department of life, first makes its appearance. As an example of its great influence, we may say, in the first place, that the decisions of our courts ot judicature are looked up to, and quoted by Legislatures and Judges through out the country, as being of the greatest authority, and entitled to the fullest consideration. The State of New York was the first, or one of tbe first States, to abrogate and abolish that odious statute allowing imprisonment for debt. The repeal of this law was, at the time it was carried, consid- ! cred by many as a very impolitic proceeding, while, on,the other hand, some far seeing men were convinced of its propriety. That it was a judicious measure, and has been attended with the best con sequences, very few at the present day will deny.? Since the repeal of our imprisonment acts, several other of the States have followed our example, and everywhere the good effects of it are apparent.? | This is but an example ot the great influence which the Slate ot New York exercises over the whole country. We might cite many more, but we think it will be conceded, by every disinterested person, that in the great progress of improvement, every thing appertaining to the great cause of liberty, and to the comfort and happiness of our citizens, takes its first start from the Empire State. The great changes winch will be brought before the Convention that will meet in this State in the month of June next, and many of which will be in corporated on our constitution and laws, will have the same influence on the course of other States, as all other measures originated and carried through by our people in former days. There will be the most fanatical principles and views advanced by men, for the consideration of the convention, the adoption or rejection of which, will mark the com" j mencment of a new order of things. The first of these in importance, aflecting the country at large, and particularly the Southern portion, as well as our own State, is the question of negro suffrage. This question has now been adopted by a certain portion of the old whig party, who have been for some time past endeavoring to form a coalition with the abo lition party, throughout the State, headed by Alvan Stewart, and hie co-mates. This question demands the highest consideration and attention, by all per sons who truly appreciate our free republican in stitutions. Let negro suffrage be extended to all the Africans in this State, and from the day it is graated, we may date the commencement of a war between the North and South,which may event ually lead to a disruption of the basis upon which the United States were founded. The fierce and ungov ernable passions of those men who have fought savagely for years past with the harmless missiles of pen and ink, will be let loose ; and instead of pen hnd ink, weapons more land will be used, the con sequences of which, no man can calmly consider who has the interests ot his country at heart. On the other hand, the rejection of this principle?and ' rejected it will oe, beyond a doubt?will draw closer the bonds of union,bet ween the North and the South. Oar Southern brethren will see in it an earnest of the desire of the north, to perpetuate our glorious (Jaion, on the same principles upon which it was formed. Ia addition to the Convention, the people of this State wfll have other subjects to demand their at tention. The Congress of the United States will remain in session until some time in the summer. Within that time, the Oregon question, and as a consequence, the question of peace or war, will be decided one way or the other. If that question should be decided favorably to continued peace with foreign countries, the vast amount of commercial speculations that have for a long time been suspend ed, will be carried through, and an unexampled sea son of prosperity follow If, however, the question sei?M 'he other war, and ?ar lh^? 0f| i the other hand, our people will have their hand, lull War, dire and dreadful war, with all ita attendant horrors, will be upon na The Legislature ol our State will, also, probably be in session to a late day, and when it shall have adjourned, some ,ction will have been taken on the ant, rent question. There will be a precedent established that will form a guide lor luture legis lation on that subject, if any should be necessary. It would appear, therefore, that the people of this State will have enough to occupy their attention for a s-ason to tome. Indeed, we may confidently say, that since the last war, there haB not been a year more pregnant with big events, than will be the year before us. We have confidence sufficient in the wisdom and integrity of our people, to feel sure that we will safely dtspo-e of all such matters as they may be called to act upon, and that the State of New York will continue to maintain, for all lu ture time, the noble character of the Empire State Protection to Emigrants ?Many frauds and impositions have been, at various times, practiced upon emigrants landing in our city. We have of ten noticed the subject, and among other remedies proposed, advocated the establishment of an emi grant's home, similar to the Sailor's Home, which, though there are many drawbacks to it, has yet, we believe, done much to ameliorate the condition of the sailor on shore. We now perceive that a bill has been introduced, and is in committee, at Albany, entitled " For the Protection ot Emigrants." We have carefully read and examined the several clauses of tliis bill, nnd confess that our astonishment is great that any one possessed of any legalknowledge could have dreamt of proposing such a law as this bill con emplates. We are inclined to thiuk that this bill has been die- j tated by folly, and under a gross ignorance of law, and of the real operation of the bill, if carried into ef fect. In order to give an idea of the nature of this bill, and to show that the above remarks, so far from being too severe, are hardly severe enough, we proceed to give the substance of its provisions. We shall do this by translating its several sections into plain, common language; so that the real na ture and operation of the proposed law may be dis covered at once, without being disguised in legal terms, or buried and concealed from view in tech- ; nical repetitions and tedious preambles The first section enacts that no person whatsoever shell be permitted even to recommend or suggest a | boarding house to any emigrant, unless he first obtain a 5 license from the Mayor. For this license he must pay twenty dollars a year-must bring certificates of good moral character? must wear a label oa his and if any one without such license and label shall soli cit any emigrant or any other person within the city 01 New York, or in the counties of Kings and Richmond, to take boarding at any house, he shall pay a fine not ex ceeding $100, or be imprisoned from two to four months. The second section requires all boarding house keep ers, who shall receive or lodge any emigrants, to obtain a license, to pay annually twenty-five dollars lor t same; and to give bond and good security to the Niajo , 1 under a penalty of 600 dollars The third section states that no one shall be allowed to coutr?ct to carry emigrants out of the city without license, labels, fines, bonds, sic The fourth sec'ion enacts, that no one can even carry an emigrant from the ship to the shore, without a regular license, to be paid f r annually, subject to fines. Penal ties, lie Thete is also to be a particular pier for their lending, to be called "The Emigrant Pier," and for their Undue at any other place, without licenee, there is to - be a flue, imprisonment, lie They do not yet add whip ping and the pillory, but if the law pastas this year, ihe 1 whipping may as well follow next year. The sixth section state* that a committtea ba ap pointed by the Common Council, to have the sole privilege and monopoly of landing emigrants at tba 1 ? privileged pier " , : The concluding sections appropriate the money ?T,"a by fine* end licenees, to certain marshals and police ora cers; while the last section expressly prohibits the boarding house keeper from any lien upon the emi f rant's goods lor whatever he may be owing, unless a ten be previously crested by agreement in writing. Such is the sum and substance of this bill " for the protection of emigrants it does not require very great depth to see through the effect ol such a law. In the first place, a few large boarding house keepers only would take out a license. Having done this, they would have a complete right and monopo- , ly by this law, over all emigrants arriving in New York; they would keep a sharp look cut that no emi grant put up at any other house than their own, and if any one in the city dared to take an emigrantin, he would beharraesed with threats and lawsuits, and fines and costs. Thus, the few who chose to pay the annual license, would have the whole business ot the emigration to our city in their hands. The emigrants would be at their mercy, lor they may charge as they please?there is no competition; lor no otukdare take an emigrant to lodge unless he has purchased ashare in the monopoly, by an annual payment, under the false colors of giving "protec tion to emigrants." Such a law would create a monopoly?emigrants would be fleeced ad libitum; for they would not even be able to choose a place of lodging for themselves. This bill, ii passed, would be an attack upon the rights of individual industry, upon jiersonal liberty and locomotion, and upon jus tice and common sense, such as the world has never seen or heard of, and such as would bring shame and disgrace upon the city of New York, in respect to emigrants and emigration. More op City Reform.?We give in this day's Herald., one or two important papers relative to city allairs. The memorial of the Grand Jury to the Le gislature, lor the reduction ol the city expenditures, ought to be read by every voter. According to this memorial, there can be a saving of ?500,000?an amount worth saving, when the expenditures of the city have reached ?2,500,000 per annum. The Slave Trade ? We have already alluded to the capture of the bark Pons, by the U. S. ship Yorktown. In another column we give the official account of tae matter. This is the fourth capture by the squadron on the Coast of Africa within the last year. Terrible Freshets.?Accounts of the freshets continue to pour in upon us. The winter has brok en up so suddenly that a vast deal of damage has been done. We give the deails in another column. Another Dreadkui. Shipwreck.?We are in debted to Godfrey & Co., of No. 6 Wall street, the enterprising Taunton, New Bedford, and Nantucket package express forwarders, lor bringing the follow ing intelligence tor this office. It will be seen that th?re has been another dread ful shipwreck and loss of life on our shores. [From the Nantucket Inquirer, March 16] SmrwRKCK asd Lou or Lira.? Ship Karl of Kglen ton, Cant. John Niven, of Oraenocic, Scotland, from Li verpool for Boston, struck, supposed on South Shoal, on Saturday last at II A. M., let go her anchors and drifted in shore until Sunday morning at i o'clock, when she struck again on the Old Man. Alter thumping heavily there for some time, causing her to leak badly, the Cap tain thought best to beach her, which he did at about 8 o'clcck yesterday morning, on the south side ot this ihe then h ' island, she then having abiut 6 feet water in the hold, and all bands supposing she would soon sink. Nine of the crew then took to two biats, and but three of them suc ceeded in reaching the shore, the second mate, Mr. C. Magee, four seamen, and a boy by the name of John Lambert, having been drowned in making the at tempt. An oar was then thrown overboard with a small line attached to it, which drifted to the shore, by which means a hawser was run from the ship to the shore. The hawser was then drawn taut, a pair of slings attached to a ring, and the balance ol the crew were hauled ashore upon it in this way in safety. There were 'id souls on board the ship, six of whom have been lost, and twenty saved, some of them barely so. She left Liverpool on the 29th Dec , and has been out eleven weeks, during the most of which time she has experienced very bad wea ther. Her cargo consists of 300 tons of salt, 100 tons coal, 00 cases copper, ead about *0 oases dry goods. When the above was written, none of the bodies ol the unfortunate seamen had been recovered We gather the above particulars from different sources; a part of them from Mr. A W. Morris, the supercargo of the ship The weather on Saturday was thick, with strong wind from the south, and heavy rain. The ship is about 60) tons burthen. We cannot now say anything further in regard to the ooudition ol the ship. The dry goods and copper will probably be saved. Circuit Court. Before Judge Kdmonds. March 17.?Divorce Cast- John Dos i>s Rickatd Kes ? This cause was resumed this morning, and some other witnesses on behalf of the plaintiff were examined, but their testimony was cumulative; nothing new was elici ted. The evidence on the pert ot the plaintiff was closed, except the testimony of Mrs Furguson, who is to be ex amined it esse, this morning. The Court adjourn ed about half past 4 o'clock In Chancery. Before Vice Chancellor Mendford. Mabch 17.?ICiUu is. Giht.m and e/lsv#.?The argu ment of this long cause was finished by 8. A. Foots lor defendants, and Mr. Hoffman lor plaintiffs. The case of Monroe ri noughts, it it expected will be resumed to-morrow Theatricals. Pare Theatre -The Park, last evening,was crowded by a highly fashionable and intelligent audio oca, on the occasion of Mr. Marble's benefit and laat appear ance. The drama of the " Backwoodsman," a new mu aical jeu d-etprii, entitled " Oregon," and the farce of the " Stage-struck Yankee," were performed. Mr. Marble is undoubtedly one of the most fiaiihrd and original of Yankee comedians, but he labors under at least one very great disadvantage?not having good plays in which to show his powers. Nothing but the fact of its being a benefit night, though, would eacuse the presentation cf such worthless trash as " Oregon" and the "Stage-struck Yankej," although Mr. Marble did all he could to save them from their well-merited fate. Mr. Sands and his beautiful and talented children, appeared during the evening in their extraordinary gym nastic exercises. They were received with great en thusiasm, and their graceful and astoniahing feats of strength, agility, and skill, excited universal admiration. They are, indeed, matchless in their art?every attitude ia a model for a sculptor?every movement lull of , beauty, grace and spirit. Vf. Dickinson, the popular comic vocalist, also appeared, and sung two of bis most ( celebrated comic songs. At the close of the parf?*?' ance Mr. Marble came forward, in answer to the loud call of the audience, and made the following neat speech. " Ladies and gentlemen-Kor the very liberal support I have reoeived during my short engagement, allow me to return you my sincere and heartfelt thanks, and re spectfully bid you adieu." This evening " Don Tas- I quale" will be performed for the laat time. A brilliant and crowded house will, of course, be in attendance. | Bowery Theatre?Last night brought Mr. Jackson another crowded house. The " Dumb Man of Manches ter" is one of the most thrilling dramas that ever was written, and the talented company of the Bowory doit more than justice. Mr. Cony's Dumb Tom is a most ex quisite piece of serious pantomimic acting. The gor geous trappings of the knighU, squires and steeds-the docile, yet spirited movements of.the horses, and the lus trous brilliancy and wonderful effect of the scenery, render the equestrian drama of " lvanhoe," the most magnificent spectacle that has ever been produced on the New York stage. Thousands go to see it over and over again, so delighted aro aU who have the pleasure of beholding it To-night the benefit of Mr. Waldron comes oil', and an extraordirauly full bUl is offered. Mr. Mamie, the prince of Yankee performers, is to play in the "Backwoodsman." which has been so enthusiastically received at the Taik. Mr. Dickinson is to sing one of his j comic songs, in his inimitable manner, and " lvanhoe" is , to be repeated in all its splendor. Capacious as the I Bowery is, a very early attendance will certainly be . necessary to secure a seat. Mr. Kean took a benefit in New Orleans on Monday I night, March 9th. Templeton has given great satisfaction to the fashion ables of New Orleans. The Tropic of the 9th ult says . | ii i]a leaves to morrow for the North, by the river route, ; intending to give concerts on late oar musical friends in Natchez, Vtcksbutg, ?1 em phis, Louisville, and other river cities, upon the exqiu- j site musical treat in store for them. Miss Northall and Mr Kyle are eliciUng warns ap plause from the Bostonians. Their ?'nf,"5 i" C , as excellent, true to nature, and full of leeliog. The Kendalls gave a concert at Salem, on Friday even ing of last week. The Baltimore Jlmeiican says."the concert of the unri valled pianist Leopold de Meyer, on 1 riday night last, gave great satisfaction to a highly respectaole audience. Ihis eminent performer will give another concert in this city on his return from Washington, some day the present week." City Intelligence. 1 Ri-vcaifSTrisobkt or thk 9tkekts?The message of the Mayor, relative to a gross fraud, affectedthe charac ter of the Superintendent of paving, and not of the 8u perintendent of the attests. Osnsiavsas.?We have frequently called public at tentioo to the Omnibus nuisance, but there seems to be no remedy. The driver ot these vehicles appear . ? nre-emption right to run over, knook down, miim, | mangle and frighten all pedestrians fool hardy enough , " ventre crossing Broadway. They seem to take de light in wounding the sensibilities of all who do not cage themselves in their lumbering conT,?'*n.c?*~**'T I convenient though they oe sometimes. Broadway .once ! a beautiful promenade, is made by them^a scene ef fusion and danger-for it is as much as one's life is worth to troas the atreet. We ye-terday saw a J?"*1?; man knocked down and seriously hurt, through the carelessness of an omnibus driver Md real'y h?P?*? will commence legal proceedings. The right of theso individuals should be tested. Discovered in time-An attempt was Bade> last night to fiie the wholesale grocery store No. J10i Front street, by placing aeveral barrels of raisins in the middle of the 'door, aod a bundle of straw under the ba"?jl iAj? ?ksittle doors had been left open, evidently to?"?'? ? draft. Fortunately, the purpose was discovered in time for prevention,by policeman Brown. Bachelors'Clci.-There is in this city an organi zation composed of bachelors, who & week in soUma and secret conclave, to h%tr tM re ports ot members concerning the miseries and mi haps of their married friends. The object of this, cours.. I. to strengthen themselves in their faith of the ?'rt"?? ?r " sinale blessedness," and to contrive mow** for nielio rating the condition of their hen-pecked brethren. \ ery praiseworthy objects, truly. The treasurer of the Brooklyn Fire Department Fund acknowledges the receipt of $341 SO. being the proceeds of the seventh annual ball, on the 17thult, and private donations amounting to (9-1. A new line of omnibuses is soon to commence run ning from the Fulton ferry through Myrtle avenue, to Fast Brooklyn. The stable of Simeon Hpagland. near ithe ?f Court street and Montague place. Brooklyn. was enter , ed a night or two since, through the roof, and a set ot harness, worth $60. taken therefrom. Two negroes were arrested by officer Havnes, but the evidence was far from conclusive against them. t Corover's Office, March 17.? -Sudden ?*?'*?"Tha Coroner held au inquest at the residence o( Con.tantine K eenan, 16th street, near 1st avenue, on Ellen Keenan, 41 years of age, born (n Ireland, who came to her death by strangulated hernia. Verdict accordingly. Police Intelligence. March CounTei/rit complaint was entered yesterday, against that notorious counterfeiter John A. Canter, for passing a ?????? I $10 bill, purporting to be on the! armers Bank of Troy, N. Y.. on Wm. B Hatch, gentleman'a furnishing store, No. 7-13 Broadway, in payment for shuts. Canter is now fully committed for trial, by Justice Roome,without i ^R&Mng'"seWnev?*The cabin of the schooner Henry j Chase was robbed last night of ^e following property, belonging to Captain Thomas Hadden :? $176 in $10 . bank Trills of the Pacific Bank of Nantucket ; aUo $14 | in gold and silver, one spy glass, one old English silver WLhUrv Roiird.?The entry of the dwelling house No. 36 Laight atreet was robbed of a cloth cloak. stealing Orris Patterns.?Mary Lowhime was arrasted last nicht for stealing three dress patterns, worth $i, t belonging to Daniel Stephens, No. 93 Ridge street. Com mitted for trial. , Petit Larcenies?Henry Myers was caught Mealing four blankets ; committed. Patrick Murphy was arrested , yesterday, charged with stealing an iron screw wrench, worth $3 SO, belonging to Joseph P. Flynn, corner of | 3d avenue and 15th street; locked up by Justice Roome. Movements of Travellers. The travelling, even under the preaont difficulties, it more then proportionate to that of the latt spring, cor responding season. The Hotels are generally crowded, and in tome instances, excessively. There are at the Amexicsk ?Thomas Hogg, Raleigh, N. C ; A. L. Bledsoe, Washington; Geo. Tindnls, and T. Dickenson, Boston; A 8. Bledsoe, Washington; J. D. Slifens, T M. Calvin, Texas, G. Nl. Walsh, R W. Bull, Hartford; Col. Porter, Morocco; Jat. Haneson, Va.; 11. Bennett, New burgh. Aston.?H. McCarthy, Homer; W. H. Adams, Clyde; L. O Wilson, O Brownson, Boston ; A. Crawford, A. Morton, Maine; W. Brewer, Bangor; J. Cox, Baltimore; A. Lewis, Philadelphia; Thomson and Raxford, Balti more; Howe and Palmer, Boston; J. Paikhurst, Balti more; J. Knowlton. H. Huston, Boston ; Newton, Ward, Todd, and Burnett, Boston; Dorr and Dowe, do; J. Ran dall. Philadelphia; J Stokes, do; J. and A Wetberill, Philadelphia; R 9 Kay, Providence; J. Hazard, Enfield; 11. Huntingdon, Hartford ; C. Brown, Pittsburgh; Lewis, Bumner, Poarco. and Butler, Boston. CiTt.-Jebn Kayser, dtatan Island; J. Seymour, E K Baker, Peekskill; J Nyslon, Morristown; J W. Jones, Va.; J Wirbeg; do; Geo. Hunt, Pniladelpuia; J. Myers, Washington, D. C ; A. Fale, Nashville; R Pearson, Ph 1 adelphia; E.Gilbert. Va.; D. Ames, Springfield; H. Hub hard, Middletown; O. H. Coverly, Boston; Messrs. Geo. Hynooop and Simpson, Philad.; A. H Rice, Boston; J. M. Adams, Norwich; L. Wilson, Thompson. FasfiKLin ?J. Curry. PaekskiU ; Charles Nan. Put nam Co.; H. Seymour, Redmont; J. C. Holmes, Clinton, N. C.; Edgerton and Williams, North Carolina; M 9co vill, Watarbury: H K lisstall, 8. Tomlinson, Bridge port; W. Sanford, Albany; J. B Jewett, New Haven; W Foster, Philadelphia; B. Crane, Bsltimore; C. Lee, Pitts burgh ; O. Pine, Duchess county; W B. Mallord, Mill town. OLoae.?Mona. Re Gasalio and lady. Paris; Captain Thompson, ship Zurich; Mr Tow, Philadelphia, Messrs. Tiffany, Cochisn and Dobson do R alhoun, Charles | ton; W Bush, Philadelphia; W. D. Wilkinson, New Jer ! sey; J. G. Spry, Philadelphia. Howaan.-G. Davenport. Philadelphia; John Black, ! Canada; James Cnthhett, Virginia; John Dormen, Chat. Carr. Charleston; W Wasor, B uton ; James Morse, Albany; L. F Taylor, Rhode Island; Dr Wardaworth, Providence; L hneer, St. Johns, N B ; W. Duirs, J Pot ter, Rhode Island ; John Westell, Massachusetts ; Geo. Lettington. North Carolica; E II Bowen, Worcester; J. Smith, Tennessee; L Allen, New London; C. Robin ton, Hampshire ; D Jewett, 9. Cleveland, Boston; A. Mutrey, Buffalo; I. A- StodJart, Alabama; L. P Ncale, Ve. Common Plrai. Betote Judge Ingrahr.m. March 17. ? Samutl R. Cuiltr it ?l. vs TSu. rValssi'y if a/.?This was an action to recover the amount of two promissory notes for fJ07 each, amount! g in gross to $414. The case was tried before, and a verdict rendered lor plaintiff. Defendant's counsel moved foreaon-euit at the trial, on the ground of a defect in the notary*a protest The non suit was refused, and the question WW afterwards brought up before the Court in bank, and a new tnal granted Verdict this morning. For plaintiff, Mr. E M Lyon- for defendant, Mr ScBoles. Celebration of at. Patrick's Day?Th? pro_ cession and Dinners. Yesterday was the anniversary of the day an which the immortal patron Saint of old Ireland is supposed to have been born,and was celebrated in this ci y in an unusually patriotic and devotional man ner. It was a beautilul day, and with the exception ot a high wind, was all,that could have been wished for. The different societies celebrated the day in various manners, some by giving dinners and others by attending church. The green flag of Erin was waxing throughout the day iu several parts of the city. At 7 A. M., mass was performed in St. Pe ter's Church, Barclay street, where a tremendous crowd had assembled. At 9 A. M , the Hibernian Universal Benevolent Society, the Shamrock Benevolent Society, and the Independent Sons of Erin, met on Astor Square, and marched in procession down Broadway to Cham bers street, up Chambers street to Transfiguration Church, where divine service w?s performed by Rev. Mr. Hogan, of Brooklyn. An immense crowd, in addition to the procession, attended this church, i and various banners were placed around the wall,' | rendering the whole scene a very interesting one. 1 After leaving the church, the procession moved up Chambers to Chatham, up Chatham to Pearl, down ! Pearl to Madison, up Madison to Governeur, np Governeur to Grand, down Grand to the Bowery, up the Bowery around Union Square, down Broadway to Bleecker ttreel, through Bleecker to Mulberry, and down Mulberry to Prince, where they disponed. The appearance of this procession was very imposing. It was led by the Hibernian Benevolent Society, dressed with regalias, end many of them bearing imitation sprigs ol shamrock in their hands. Some rplendid banners were borne among them, on which we noticed several appropriate inscriptions ; on one was " Fifty years free? the people rejoice." After this came a magnificent harp,borne aloft and cir cled with flowers. After the first society came the Sham rock Benevolent Bociety, in advance of which was borne a green flag with a harp upon it. in this part of the pro- 1 cession was borne a Urge, splendid banner, several feet in height, with a full length portrait of Emmett upon it and the immortal sentence, " I wished to procore iormv country what Washington procured for America." On the other side was a full length portrait of the hero of New Orleans, with the inscription, " Ireland, the land of my fathers." ' Alter these followed the Independent Sons of Erin bearing flags and regalias. ' 8t. Oolumba'a Church, in 36th street, was the scene n. a?L.,!!?po. .0* apactacle. The Hibernian Benevolent Burial Society, the Laborers' Society, and other Socie ties, marched in procession to the chuich, their bands th? ">?piring airs of Garry Owen, and Patrick's ??/n .??rrrlVJ,nV!the church- 'be doors were thrown open, and immediately every iDch of the capacious area The choir then portioned VSw sscred compositions, which added iha ??*De Th? ReT Mr. Cumin, hV !k ?y 77*7? Prie,t o{ ??me name, and also S' Mr Burke, celebrated high mass: after which Mr. Burke delivered an oration in the Irisi lan guage. This oration w.s all Greek to ua: but to judge from the breathless silence which prevailed during Ss ft* ThI'.rr**,W ,.hi*t tba *?di6nc? were delighted with )lnn .Tb? ???? gentleman afterwards delivered an ora English, on the life end characier of St. Patrick which, for beauty of composition, and elegance of dtli very redacted the highest credit on Mr. Burke. The ' interior ol the chuich was beautifully decorated with the banners of the diflerent rocieUes that matched there in procession; and the e, with the badges on the clo thing of the member*, and the solemn service* of the i Tei.alout not often teen in this city, cftfzens gratifying to th* feelings of our Irish A',*r leaving the church the societies marched down th* 9th avenue to Greenwich lane, thenoe through the 6th avenue ?nd Carmine to Hudeon, down Hudeon to Canal, through Canal to Centre, through Centre and i Chambers to Chatham, up Cbathem to Bowery, up Bow ery to Bond, thence to Broadway, down Broadwav to Montgomery Hall, the head quarter, ol t?eStv where they dixmiased. '' The Vjiv Reverend Doctor Power, after hirh mass, preach 3d at Saint Petric.'s Caurcb. deliver ing a eulogy upon the patron Saint. It was a power- t lul sermon, ana was listened to by the vast audience with great attention. All the churches in which service was performed were crowded to oveiflowing, and before dark the processions had all cleared the streets and all ' were ready for the evening's entertainments. AnniTrasAMr Diwnaa or ths Fsikidlt Sois of St Patrick, at the C.itt Hotel.?-This Society celebrated CltvHolVl1 ?A8tl7 ?a,terd,F' by * dinner, at the City Hotel. At 7 o'clock the company took their seats to the sound of melodious and lively music, at the hand-' somely turnished and beautifully decorated tables?Th* President of the Society, James Ray burn, Esq, lcadin the way into the room, followed by a number of distin guished guests members of the Army, the Navy the Bar, and the Clergy. Among the guests, we noticed' His Honor, the Mayor of the city of New York. Win F Ha yemeyer, Esq.: Qui. Sumner, of Boston; the Hon. Chief Justice Jones. Profsssor Hudder, and others. Alter the President, witn his company, had taken their seats a dinner waa served up, consisting of all that art and lux ury combined could supply or desire at this season of the year ; such a dinner, in short, as monarch* and prln- ' ces sit down to, and which would have fed a thousand flow Tog familie,'for a month. with abundance and ever As soon as the cloth was removed, the President rose fn toast # neSt appropriate speech gave the follow' ^The day, and all who honor it?Tune, St. Patrick's fb* following toast* were then given, in succession, and drank with enthusiastic ardor, eaoh toast being fol lowed by a peal of loud, and cheerful music : Ireland, the land of our birth, the home of our earliest : affections.?Music, The 8rig of Shillela. The United 8tates, the lend of onr adoption?Perpetui ty to its fr-e institutions?Yankee Doodle. M!rchPr*,iJent ?f l nitad States.?Music, President's This toast was received with more than ordinary en thusiasm. and load and repeated huzzas. rJJ>L3l\?D',hordM B""1 Co'nmon'Jof Ireland.?Music, Cod Save the Queen. , t8illtar 8?<5i"tiM-EinulaUon without strife.?Music Tone, Garry Owen. .Yic^ Pre,id?nt of the St. Andrews, 1 return*d thanks in behalf of his Societv, in a r ?i appropriate speech, and concluded by offering three : which was drank with three times "Union between Indian Corn and Irish PoUtoes. which Oj^" established. m?y it never be repealed." faaawaotofth* St. David's Society, followed in behalt of the Society, which he renreaented .n.neat.dJre.s .ort ib^ gave* the foil'wiSg.Th'tch waa received most enthnsiattically : '? Our Patron Saints, Saint Patrick and Saint Darid th2fr rirtuM*"nC* th*'r le#d 01 to emulate 'w/ao*. Esq., then addresaed th* company on the part of the German Society, of which he is the toast f ' and concluded, by giving tbe following IrIund-tt.'ar"fol?e. ereT,Utio' fama t0 tha B?'d of Jo*"- President of the St. Nicolaa So 5 d?,M' lh* chair 00 lh# Part of his society, and concluded by giving the following toaat. _,Tke. 1"anory of Thomas Addia Emmett. the diatin guiahed patriot, jurist and gantleman. Which was 7? standing, in solemn silence. Pr#'ident of tha French 8oclety, follow ed in a neat address, and gave? r?M,!Lt?ibra*i!-,,or._her ?on?' hearts never will wax ii, Y.,u^a,lnf humanity claims their sympathy. A the right* of man against oppression. lansJTVV ,E,1 ? Pr#i'da?>t of th* New Eng. and gave? a 10 a 0eat and appropriate apeech, . "aIlrJr ?A name which will never loae its hold upon the affVctions of Ireland, or the admiratioo of r??uari ck WM dr,nk in ioiamn alienee and sue i-u by appropriate music dJba0?2 fraffular toast* were then given by the Presi l jf iucce*sion. which it is needless to t? iW 'ucreasing enthusiasm and ardor. SpInll^TSJnner L'n'Ud 8tat"-The Star N y?rk?Wa welcome her worthy Chief 5? t? our lestivo board. The Ladies-Ood blees 'em.-To Ladies Eyes around ed to th?4flr.? ii* United Stat** Army, respond ed to the first ol the above, end concluded by ?ruVin**' happioese, and prosperity to Ireland. I he I iiiiDtiT then aroae, and after some highly ln tpII a complimentary remarks, gave? The City of New Yoik. adapted to'a ?p?^cer~FOr,"*d UDd" ' m?Darchy' "?t toiuUd ^U""Br#U,h 0nd 0tii-" H*ra " a health UWunUM- Toes/s.-By the PaMiositr-The happiness and nroaperity of our native lend-We may diffar about the mean*, but w* honor all who labor lor the aod 7 T- ?a*or, Esg , Firat Vice Preaident, after an elegant epeech, replete with wil and humor?The I ilgrim Father* ol Ireland?They are auspected of bav i*? aa 10 lhat P?Pul*tion of oar Union, own PfaAacaaaora began at Plymouth and Jamea CAL0rtLI" E,(J ? ?f Saliabury Mill*. Orang# and humo* ,,nl* o,l*i0M vartaa, full of iutereat '??aa'oaiJT- 'Oanaral Snmnar of Boaton " to whic%th* General repii-d iu aa iataroaiiog and amnairg *} oawclafiiag with th* following : " iri.k el,h' that navor war* conquered, and th* canqueror**''^ C0BBlct aiwaya to ha found among tha DraoktasolVmniliance* nrofTho?M Levina MfLD0"?a|.Lr-" Tha Hibernian Society of Balti i v, T0 whtek Mr. Bell replied in a neat .pinch UatDwai.1. " Th. Bar of Naw York, whoa* t? * ?ann?t he aurpassed in th* world " .Ja''i0"*" cap'"* on th. part of th* Bar, in an abl* and plaaaing addreaa, and gov* a " Th* memory of William Sampson, a great wit Srassxis!' "d ?(? vZX'tzz: o?.' vr ???""" ipja3sssSwaSS25 moot, with tnast, ^ other, till (taw 11 broke np the night of St. Patrick, iri the Society adjourned to meet again next year, if they may or can. Thk Hihkbnian Benevolent Bcbial Soci?tv?We railed a very agreeable hour at Montgomery Kail, 70 rioca atreet, last evening, where we found a very foil representation ot the member* of tbi* Society, met to gether to commemorate the virtue* oi their patron and tutelar Saint, Patrick. The President, Mr. Patrick Dee, Creiided upon thia occaiion, sustained, upon hi* right, y the presence of G W. Andenon, Esq , and upon hia left by the ex-President of this Society, Mr. Kelly. The room waa beautified, and gaily adorned by our national (lag, the banoera of the Society, and other auxiliary em blem*, bearing upon their felds the mottoes? " If ere the fight for Freedom's lost, it won't be by Irishmen." * " When my country takes her place among the na tions of the earth, then, and not till then, let my epitaph be written."? Emmet. A splendid banner, with a full length portrait of Dan'l O'Connell, and George Washfogton, waa suspended in the upper portion of the hall, which attracted very gen eral and marked attention The table we* spread with all the luxuries of the season. The spicy wines o< France imparted their usual and inspiriting influence ; and the speech?the eentiment?the song?the repartee and wit eo congenial to the true hearted Irishman, gene rally prevailed. During the evening, some two or three delegations, irom other benevolent associations, were cordially welcomed, and vary apjuopriataly received. We left the scene of these festivities while yet the cbampagnb sparkled in the undrained cup, and with a well aatiificd impression that when Irishmen meet to gether to pass a convivial hour, thoy not only cherish a faithful recollection of " their own, their native land," but that they yet regard the land of their adoption a* one of their own choice, and " unmixed with baser mat ter." The last sentiment we heard was : " St. Patrick's the holy and tutelar man Hie beard oown his bosom like Old Aaron's ran; Some from Scotland, soma Wales, will declare that ho came? But I care not from whence, so he's risen to fame ; The pride of the world, his enemies scorning, 1 will drink to ' St. Patrick to-day in the morning.'" Yoi-no Friends or Isii-and ?The Young Friends of Ireland gave a dinner last evening, at the Coliieem, in Broadway. The room was very handsomely trimmed. At the head was a banner presented to the society by the ladies of New York. On the right of this was a portrait of Andrew Jackson. Various flags and banners wore ar ranged in different parts of the room. Among the gueste were Rev. Joseph Burke, chaplain, O A. Brownson, Esq , Robert Tyler, Rev. Mr. Deeee, and two Meesrs. Gardner, brothers-in-law of John Tyler. About three hundred persona, among whom were a large number of ladiea, Erin's fair daughters, sat down to 'he table. After the discussion of a very fine supper, the President of the Society, Mr. John Kelleher, arose and made some re ntal ks upon the character of the Society, which was or- i gunixed about thtee years since, for the purpose of ele vating and supporting;the Irish character. He also spoke in high terms of St. Pa at rick. Hia remark* were heard with~great attention, and loudly applauded. He conclu ded by giving the first regular toast, " The day wa cele brate.'' The second regular toast waa, " The President of the United State*." The third regular toast was, "Daniel O'Connell," to which Mr. Charles D. Shea re sponded. The lourth toast was, " The Governor of the 8tate of New York." The filth toast waa, " The memo ry of Washington " The sixth was, " The Catholic Hierarchy of Ireland and America," to which Rev. Mr. Burke responded. ..Mr. Buns spoke of the difficulties with which the Irish hierarchy bad been obliged to contend, and yet it baa stood, and is as green and fresh as ever. The hier archy of Ireland baa produced numberless literary ec clesiastics, who have assisted in founding tome of the highest literary institution* in the world. In this coun try, also, there ie no small number of Irish ecclesiastics, who are not unknown in the literary woild. While the Irish hierarchy have supported the feith of their father*, they have at the same time fought for the freedom of their countrymen. Through the days of English persecu tion the Irish hierachv still stood?and still her pennant is nsiled to the mast-bead. and the cross is on it there. Although ber political affairs are in rather a bad state, still I have hope. She wilt yet be lit up on some fin* morning with the sunburst of tree'om. My friend*, I thank yon lor the manner in which you have received the toast. This is my third Patrick's day in this country, and on every returning one, I not only wish for tb* free dom of old Ireland, but appreciate the freedom of this. The seventh regular toast was, " The Press," to which Mr. Greeley responded. The eighth regular toast was, " Father Matthew." Tnis toast was responded to by Mr. Philip Roach, a gentleman recently from Ireland, who epoka of the present destitution of Ireland, owing to tl e crushing power ol England, and closed with a pane gyric upon bather Matthew, and stated that he bad eeen him, and that ere long he intended to visit this land. The ninth regular toaat was, "Civil aud Religious Liberty." To this toast Mr. O A Brownson responded. Mr Brownson said?I cannot rise without feeling some misgivings as to my right to be here, tor i am neither an Irishman nor a young friend ot IreiaQd. 1 am but an American, and au old friend of Ireland In rising to respond to the toast, I also, leel rome reluctance, tor I have spent more than halt of my lifo in combats for civil and religious liberty, and I confess that I have grown somewhat weary ol the combat. I have not lost my in terest in this. But these words have become, in many mouths, mere cant word*. Civil aud religious liberty, rightly understood, are the greatest earthly Dlessinge of which man can conceive. But what era we to under stand by civil liberty 7 Civil liberty is where the atate leave* me free to do my duty as a man. Tyranny may exist where one governs or where many govern. Lib erty is where the law governs, and not the will of one or of many. There may be tyranny in a democracy as well as a monarchy. The government can never rise above the condition of the people who support it. In order to ensure civil liberty, there must he something back of the people?even e free press ie net cuffic eot ? When he, who is both God and man, appeared on earth for its redemption, and to establish an initiation which should be with us through all time, I do not recollect that he placed at the heed of it e free prase or any press at all. You must have something more than all thia to ensure civil liberty. You muit have the religion of Almighty God, and a religion which comes not from the people, but is above and controls {them, and which 1* If conti " " itself controlled by a Power above. You must then have a divinely instituted church end then you will have freedom, be you under what government you may The tenth regular toast was, " The Repeal oi the Union between Ireland aud England," to which Mr. Ro bert Tyler responded; but it was getting so late that we were obliged to leave. The eleventh regular toast was, " The Men of '08 ;" the twelfth, " Our City Authorities ;* and the thirteenth and last, " Woman." After the reading and responding to all thw regular toasts, a number of volunteer toasts were giveu, and the company rose about 1 o'clock, after which the re mainder of the night was spent in dancing. Thus closed the celebration of 8t. Patrick's Day, peacefully and without any calamity. Everything went off happily, and ?? can only hope that each returning anniversary of the day may be celebrated in aa equally interesting manner. Court of General Seaelont. Before Recorder Tallmadge and Aldermen Dodge and Tappan. JoH?f McKcok, E?q , District Attorney. March 17?7Yt'of of Darnel Talcott, for Per jury, con eluded?Kithik Oouldimg crots-exanuned bjr Mr. Smr amd.? I taw a statemeut in one of the papers to the effect that Mr Talcott had sworn falsely against me; 1 do not remember in what paper it was that I saw it noticed; I do not remember who told me that Mr. Talcott had turn ed against me; I met Mr. Talcott in Broadway, near Trinity church, on the day of leaving home; I met him there by an appointment made the day before: 1 went to Mr. Cole's honse that day: Mr. Talcott came to see me every eveuing; when I left there I went to reside in Hu bert street; Mr. Talcott also came there every evening; while boarding at the corner ol Orand and Sullivan streets,Mr. Talcott came there every afternoon; the door was not kept locked; I went out on one occasion with a young female, at Mr. Talcott's request, to purchase something; he then told me to take care end not to go where any of our folks would see me; I never made any complaint to Mr Talcott or Mr. Cole that I had been beaten by my father: I went first to Mr. Dorscher, at tho corner of Grand and Sullivan streets, about engaging ?rince and rooms; I had been into the Bowery, between Prince Houston streets, to purchase a dress, and on returning home through Grand street, I saw a bill stuck up at the door, examined it, and finding that there were some apartments to let, I called to see them, and enquired the rent of the room; Mr. Dorscher asked me it 1 had any family; I told him that there was no one but myself and husband; he then urged me to take the room, but I told him I could not until I could see my husband; Mr. Tal cott was engaged in the day time at the office of bis brother; 1 am confident 1 did not tell the officer who camo for me that I would rather be torn to pieces than return home; I might have said more then than I ought to bavo done; on the Monday morning that Mr Talcott went to Court, in answer to the writ, 1 went to Mrs. Downey's, in Delancy stieet, I also went to Williamsburgh; Mi. 1 Talcott had given me permission to go to Wil I liamsburgh, but he did not know that I was go i ing there that day. I presume that I was violating the I injunctions of Mr. Talcott when I went there I did uot i stay there more than an hoar; 1 did not return home 1 to my own apartments that day because Dsn (Mr Talcoit) told me that he had got some business to i attend to which would keep him away. I passed myself 1 at the nouse of Mrs. Downey as Mrs Wood. 1 was in ' Boston three or four weeks lest year; I stopped at the house of a Mrs. Hail; I did notsl?*e;< at ner house every j night while I was in Boston; I slept out once at another person's house: I do not know at whose house I slept that night; I do not know in what street the bouse in wh eh I slept was situated. [On being questioned by Mr. Bhepard whether she did not sleep with a man that night, witness declined i answering. Mr. Shepard pressed for an answer to his i question, at the same time stating that in case she denied I that such was the case he should call witnesses for the i defence to prove the fsct ] Cross Examination returned by Mr. Shepard.?Mr : Talcott visited eye as usual on Suuday. the day after the writ of hultn co> put was issued; he then tola me that I must take the consequences if I went home I supposed that VIr. Talcott would hill me if I snt home, because I imagined he would think I would swear against him I frequently wrote to Mr Tdrott after le?ving my fath er's house. [Several letters being shown to wttneio she ohsetved, they ere in ray hand writing.} I wrote a let* ter to my mother about two months after I left home; Mr. Talcott taw th# letter I had abundant oppoitunr ties tor writing letter* to my father, but Mr. Taloott told me th ?t if 1 did to he should watch the Post Office. I did not tell Miss Downey that I was under the control of Mr Talcott, because I was af aid that I sheuld create hi* displeasure The reason I did not go home after leaving was because I was afraid that my father and brother would lite the pistols which Mr. Taicott said that thay ht d prepared for my destruction. [At this stage of the examination Mr. Shepherd, coun sel for the defence, bed proposed to show that this wit ness, (Mis* OoulJicg) on visiting Boston in the month of August last, went to the Pavilion hotel end insisted on staying theie ell right: thai she then went into a gen tleman's room and did remain >h re. This was objected to on the part of the prosecution, sol the objection wee sustained by the Ceu.t ] . Or99i*f04iiiintliiR 1 Jfolmt ititinf wlwtlinf I went to Boaton with my father; I went there with a fe ed Gibson, at the instigation of my brother: Mr. ?eared to bo fond of me; Mr. Teloott Talleott always appeared I never ad v teed me logo home, bnt he brought me a letter i (rem my brother ; ? Mr. Buntham ** preeent it th* j time ; Mr. Thllcott told ?? to say that I wai oon than 18 year* of if a. MtiTia Dosches, examined.?I mMtd in Sullivan atreet in November liat; a younf lady callad una day to aea boom loom* that 1 then had to iat; on leaving the houte. attar examining the room*, aha eaid that aho would call again with her haaband ; Mr. Tallcott and the lama lady attorwarda camo and engaged the rooma, under the namea of Mr. and Mra. Wood; Mr. Talcott visited Miaa Gouldlng erery evening and reaaainad all night; I waa requested to turnieh a bed, but whether by Mr. Talcott or Miaa Oouiding, 1 cannot recollect Croft-txaaatiud?Miaa Uoulding told me that aha had been induced to leave her home on account of her father wiahing har to marry an old man ; Miaa Uoulding had free ingreaa and egreaa ; aha frequently want out alone about the middle of the day ; aha never told aw that abo waa in any way under the control o( Mr. Tal cott : Miaa Uoulding want oat a daily to procure articiaa of proviaion ; Mr. Talcott, who 1 knew only by> the name of Wood, paid the rent James O. Williams, examined?1 know Mr. Talcott, alio Mr. Uoulding, the fatner of Miaa Oouiding ; I aaw Mr. Talcott in Novambar laat; in speaking of this affair, ha aaid that be waa supporting Miaa Uoulding, and would continue to support har, but ha refuaad to give any information where ahe waa. Affidavit or John Edding ? An affidavit made br John F.dding, corroborating the atatomauta of Mr. Wil liams waa than read. The counsel for the prosecution here proposed to in* troduca the writ of habeat corpus, and Mr. Talcott'* re turn thor to. This waa objected to by Mr. Sbepard, counsel for the defence, and the Court sustained the ob jection*, and permitted the reading of such portions of the affidavits as were sat forth io the indictment, to show that a perjury had been committed by the defendant. The case beiDg closed on the part of the prosecution, Mr. Sbepard proceeded to open the case for the defence; at the close of hie remarka he called to the stand J. C. Bviihah, who deposed as follows:-In tha month of October last I want to Mra. Downey's, at tha soli/itntion of Mr. Talcott, to persuade Miaa Uoulding, if poasibla, to return home to her parents ; I waa than ac quainted with her and her family ; I told her that I had seen her mother, and that aha would be tr. atad kindly iff ahe returned to her home ; she replied that ahe bad been treated harthly by har parents, and would auffar almost anything rather than go back to her home ; 1 then told her that the threats made by her lather were only tem porary, and that aba had batter forget the past and return home. Mr. Talcott aaid that he had made every effort to indues Miaa Uoulding to go home, but without apparent success; and that she haa frequently spoke of leaving homo before ahe went off with Mr. Talcott, on aocoaax of ill treatment that ahe had received from har parents ; ahe stated this to me at my office four or Ave day* before she left th9 real lenoe of her parents, and 1 than advised her not to pursue such a course. Mr. Talcott on one oc casion said in Miaa GouUing's presence, that Mr. Uonld ing had threatened to blow nts (Talcott'a) brains out, and on that ground urged Miaa Gouldiag to go home, but all to no purpose. Daniel Coles, examined.?I ones lived with Miss Gouliing'a family; about a menth before she left her father's boas* she told m* that ehe intandad te leave home, as her lather waa constantly threatening to taka her life; about three months after the interview referred to. Miss Uoulding came to my houte and stated that har father had threatened to take her life; her tether shortly afterwards entered the house with a club in hie hand and threatened her lite; while boarding in the earn* house with Miss Uoulding ] saw him strike his daughter ones. John Rkkd, Policemen, examined.?I want with Mr. Smith to arrest Miss Oouiding, in SnlUran streak She refused to go to her tether's house; the eaid eh* had been ill used, and would rather ha torn to pieces than be obliged to return to ner father'* house. John VVhixihakt, Policeman, examined.?I remem ber hearing Mies Uoulding refill* to go home; after some persuasion she consented to go to the Polio* Office, bat said that ahe would never go home. While ah* was at the Police Office, Justice Merritt endeavored to persuade her to retnru home, but without success, as she conti nued to refuse to go. [ Mr. Sbepard here read io evidence a letter written by Miss Oouiding to Mr. Talcott, in which ahe mairi sated considerable anxiety for his safety, and bar Arm determi nation to cling to him, notwithstanding whatever har father might do and say to tha contrary ] Ultssks D French examined.?I am a counsellor at law, and am Assistant Justice in on* ot the Ward Courts; 1 had an interview with Mr. Talcott, on tba day previous to the lyturn of the writ, and gave him advice in tha matter, and dictated the answer to said writ, and if Mr. T. on that occasion swore falsely in the matter, U aroeo altogether rom a miiconception on my own part, as well as that of m. partner, Mr Shepard. Mr. Talcott, during interview, expressed a strong desire that Miss uonljjug should return boma. Lorenzo B Shxfabd deposed to the same facta as those adduced by Mr. French, and that be had prompted the answer to 'he writ of habeas corpus put io, believing such to be perfectly justiflible in law and justice, and in good faith. , , , . . . Thomas Uoulding examined ?I have always treated my daughter kindly, but 1 have chastised her, at times, for her faults I have beaten her with a rod or switch, but 1 have never threatened to take har life William Blace examined ?I,have been intimately ac quainted with Miss Oouiding for some time. I consider 'be character of Mies Uonlding good as regards t n h, but I have heard her character a trailed by gib ira, on account of having bean often ont late at nigai. After soma other witnesses were called, as rebutting testimony, to show that Miss Uoulding >s character for truth and varacity was good, tha evidence on both aides waa brought to a clot*. LobenzoB Shkpasd, Esq., the talented counsel for the defence, then made un able and truly eloquent ap peal to the jury in behalf of his client The Duteict ArToantv followed on the part of the prosecution. . The case was than submitted to tha Jury, under a brief and excellent charge from the Recorder, and the jury, after about an hour** consultation, came into Court, aid render, d a verdict of not guilty. Committed for Triol. - Henry Pinfold, indicted for a for gery in the third degree, and having forfeited his bail, was brought into Cou t and committed to prison to bo tried for the offence with which he stood charged. Discharge of the Inquett-Thu grand Jury cams into Court this morning and anno need that they had com pleted all the business placed before them for their con sideration, and at tho same time handed io the following Presentment. The grand inquest was then discharged tor the term, with the usual thanks of tha Court. QIAND JURV rRESENTMENT MAECH 1846. The Grand Jury in and for the city and county of New Yerk, empannellad at the March term of the Court of Oenoral Sessions, respectfully present to the Conrt, that in the discharge of their duties tbey visited a number of the various public institutions of the city, including tha prison in the Halls of Justice, the Alma House at Belle vue, the Penitentiary and the Lunatic Asylum on Black well'* Island, and the Juvenile Department of the Alma House on the Long Island Farms, and they submit tho following aa tha present condition of these institutions : The department of the city prison at tha Halls of Jus tice, under tha soparintendeuce of Mr. Fallon, appears to be cleanly, and well regulated throughout, and tho wants and necasaitias of tha prisoners properly attended to. That portion of tha building, however, said to be under the control of tha Police Magistrate*, and used aa a place for the detention ot prisoners brought in by tha policeman during tha night time, w* found in a very un fit state for such purpose The basement tier of cell! are damp and filthy, and the wooden platform* intended for the prisoner* to sleep npon.greaay and offensive. Th attic atory, raid to b* used for th* tame purpose, it in I still worse condition than tha basement, being the depo sitory of rnbbith and filth, and wholly unfit to bo uaod for the confinement of any human being. During our visit to this prison, th# vehicle employed for conveying prisoner* sentenced to be imprisoned on Blackwell's Island, received its passenger*. It waa crowded with man, woman and children, huddled in te f etbsr in a manner which seemed to us crnsl and unna ural. Mothers and their bsbea destined for the AiM House at Bollevne?consists for tha Penitentiary?and drunkards picked from tb* gutters, and crazy with deli rium tremens,were forced into that close carnage, to Um| number of thirteen grown p*r*on,and two intent*?a laea number, as wa war* informed by tb* keeper of tka pri son, than la often conveyed at one time in th* same ve hicle. We would, therefore, respectfully recommend that a separate conveyance for the females should bw furnished, or that aaparat* vehicles be employed for tha conveyance of the prisoners and tha p*U|>*ra. The Alma Hon** at Ballevua, considering it# crowded state, wa found in a tolerable condi tion. The apartment* for the female* are, without ex ception, neatly and tidily kept; but a little more atten tion to th* cleanliness and ventilation of eon* of tha rooms occupied by male pauper*, would, in our opinion, render them m ire comfortable, and perhaps leas liable to impair th* health of lb* inmates. Further attention neatness and circnmapectioa in the soup-hone*, see me to us highly necessary. The Hoepitals are in most ex cellent order-cleanly kept and wall ventilated; and tba want* and necessities of the patient* appear to be proper 1; oared for. Th* Penitentiary building* on Blackwell's Island, am all in as good order and conditien aa their crowded state will admit. The Luna Hons* ia filled with a motley multitude of prisoner*, some two or three hundred ia number, whose classification and lepara'ion eeeme to us to be highly necessary?so much so, that we earnestly recommend the erection of a temporary additional build ir.g, until such time as the better portion of these unfor tunates can bu more comfortably provided for ia tha new Alms-House. The prisoner* Lestello end Mason are treated in every respect eimilar to all the other prisoneri-the former b? ing employed in sewing at tb* work-shop for females, and tb* latter being coi fl ird in hi* cell by a apinalcom plaint Mason is not only unabl* to labor, bat w* thins nun a fit patiaDt for tha Hospital. In tha Children's Hospital wa would recommend a s* parat* apartment for the patient* afliotod with opthel mia, and likewise a mora generous diet than tho hospi tal store* afford, for thoe# suffering with aotwfula, ao< for such other feeble children ae tha attending phyai eian may think require it ? _ Wilh their visit to th* Juvenile or Nursery Depart ment of tha Alme-Honeeat "the Ferast," en Long island the Grand Jury ware highly gratified. Every thio| there is in perfect order, and th* children appear to be cheerful and happy. Tha upper school for boye. eon ??sting of two hundred and seventy-four pupils, is con ducted pnncipslly by monitors, there being odIvom teacher vmplot *d. Thi* appears to as an inr(Helen mode of 1 struct io it, and w* recommend tea appeiotmeo of at least two additional teacher* ia thi* school Thi ,,iipits at tb* primary school, one bundled aed seventy id neeiher, consisting of girlt and boys of a more undo ?ge, are kept in oxoellent discipline under the isetruc lion of two young ladies. The Lunatic Asylum we found ia a oondltfon com minding all praise. The male inmate*, however, appea to b* crowded, and to require more room than is at pra ?ent iffjrded them. Thar* also appear* to be a class o lunatics who are able and competent to perform ligh labor, and for whom such labor should be provided. Th, ?am* may be said of the male inmate* of tit* Alma Heoai at Sallevue : and tha Orend Jury weald therefore ra spectlully but earnestly recommend the isemedlati erection of a work house, where these kind of poopti can be put at soma light Ubor, aa such employaeen would moat undoubtedly contribute both to their ph.h cat snd mental health, as well aa to their happiness THEODORE MARTINE, Foreman Edward J. Swords, Secretary. Grand Jury Room, Marsh 17, 1944. Cwmrt Calesdtr?This Day. CraeriT Court.?t, 4, 6, fl, 8. ?. Il< !?? 14 Common Plbas - Firet part? 41,4#, 44, 47, 49, 61, U,HI| 87,89,17. Second part-970, 94, ?, M, 94, 98, N,? 44, A '

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