Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 21, 1846, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 21, 1846 Page 1
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. M. , ||, jlj I |_ II II | | | | T II Vol. XII, No. 304.Whol? Ho, ?;>5/. TKWKliLlNU AOCOMJlUOATIOXS. CUANGF OF tTOURS 1~ ISL-iXV HJiILH.OAD-F.iLL AHRANGEMKXT JLTTI Qgafia caagn On ana bur MONDAY, October 11, IMA, Trains will ran u followt: Lists Bbooiltis?at 7 o'clock A. M. (Boston train) for Oreenport. daily, (eieept Sundays) stooping at Karmingdale and St. George's Manor. " " atJKA. M.. daily, for Firminidili and inter , mruiate places. " at II o'clock, M., for OreenpoR, daily, < Sun daya eicepted.) stopping at Jamaica, Bra cb, Hickarille, and all stations cat of Hickavi II*. *' " at 4 P. M. for k'&rmingdale, daily. 1, lev* Onr.gnroST?at 8V A. M , daily accommodation trai tor Brooklyn. " " at IH P- M.< (or on the arriral of the boat from Norwt.h,) Boston train daily, (eicapt Sunday*,) a pping at 81. George's Manor and Karming.l >1*. Lgavg k'anuinr.dale at V A.M. daily, (eacept Sunday*,) accouunodnti i tram, and It M. and 5 V P. M. Leave Jamaica- a 1 o'clo" i A. M., 1 P. M , and t^f. M., foi Brooklyn, or on the arriral of Boalon train A freight train will leave Brooklyn for Oreenport, with a passengers' car attached, ou Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at IV A. M. Returning, leare Oreenport at 0% o'clock P. M, on 1 naaday, Thursday and Saturdays, a topping at intermediate places. SUNDAY TRAINS. Will hereafter rnn to Tompson 8ta*ion, leave Brook'yn at oh lock for Thompson and intermediate places,commencing Sunlar 'batik U irembsr, returning leave Thompson at I o'clock P. M., Fanning DLel Vt Jacaaico JV. leave Brooklyn for Jamaic - I A. M., and 4 1VM. Yang to?Badford, * cents; kUat New Yark.1 JV;H*?> Course, 18V;Trotting Conrae 18V; Jamaica 14; Brusfirille, ; Hi da Park, (17 tnilcs) 37V; Clowsville, (during the sesi /u of Conn) j V; Hempstead, 37V; Branch 37k; Carle Place, 44; Westbury, 44; Hicktville, 44; FarmingdaTe, 6IVt Deer Park,CI: Thotnpsou, 81; Suffolk Station, SI; Lake Road 8-ation, $1 IIV; Medford Station, $1 18V:, SI 37V; St. Gearse's manor, St 62V; Rivernead, Si 62 V; Jamesiwm, SI <1V; MaUetack, SI 12H; Cntcliogue, $1 62V; Soutliold, SI 62V: Greenpon Accommodation Train, SI 75; Oreenport by IMRun train, S3 23. Stages are in readiness on the arrival of Train* at tha several Stations, to take passengers at very low fares, to all parts ol the Island. B>irgage Crates will ba in readiness at the foot of Whitehall street, to receive baggage f. r the several trains. 30 minntsa be* ore the honr of starting from the Brooklyn side The steamboat "S'atesman" leaves Oreenport for Sag Harbor on the arrival of tha Boston train from Brooklyn. Brooklyn, Oct. t, IMC. ?9 rrc CENTRAL. AND MACON AND WESTERN KAIL ROADS, GEORGIA. ^TV itaftflen utfl ^nd Atlantic Hail road A ol (be State ol Georgia, term a continuous line from Savannah to Oothcaloga, Georgia of 371 miles, viz :? Savannah to Macon... .Central Railroad .190 miles Macon to Atlanta,. Macon It Western Railroad 101 " Atlanta to Ootheaiofa, Western It Atlantic " to " Goods wiM be earned from Savannah to Atlanta and Oothealoga, at the following rates, via : Or? Weight Goods. To At- To Ooth Sugar, Coffee. Liqnor, Sagging, Rope, Lint a. ealoga Butter. Cheese, Tobacco, Leather, Hides, Cotton Yarns, Copper, Tin, . Bar and Sheet Iron, Hollow Ware ud Castings $0 SO |0 TO 1> onr, Rice, Bacon in casks or boxes, 'ore, Beat. Fish, Lard. Tallow, Beessax, Mill Gearing, Big Iron and Grind dtonss $0 40 $0 UK On Measurement Goods. Boxes of Hats, Bonnets and Furniture, per cubic foot $0 30 $0 M Boxes and bales of Dry Goods, Saddlery Glass, Taints, Drugs and Confectionery, per cubic foot SO 30 p. 100 lbs. S3 Croekery, per cubic foot $0 13 " " S3 Molasses and Oil, per hhd (smaller casks in proportion,) .$9 00 $12 00 Ploughs, (urge) Cultivators, Corn Shelters, snd Straw Cutters, each $1 33 $1 50 Ploughs, (small) and Wheelbarrows .. .$0 SO $1 03 Salt, per Liverpool Back,., $0 70 10 93 Passage. bavanuah to Atlanta ....$16 00 Children under 12 years of age, half price. Savannah to Macon, $7 00 [?/= Goods consigned to the Subscriber will be forwarded Iree of Commissions. ITr~ Freight may be paid at Savannah, Atlanta or Ooth ealoga F. WIN i'EK, Forwarding Agent. C. R. H Wavanwsh. Angntt 13, I8S6 a 13 2m?rre REGULAR MAIL LINE FOR BOSTON. V'A NORWICH ft IVOR^mi^CF.STKK^w iihout change of^^^^^L J i'j.C.*Q ?"i.ats ur uagjpvge, or witnouuMHMM i ' _i?crossiug any kerry. isseugen takiug theirayats at Norwich, are insured their * i U through u> Boaton Thia being the ouly route tl.t communicates through by steamboat anil railroad. Passengers by thia line are accompanied through by the conductor of the train, who will hare particular charge ol their baggage, and who will otherw ise give hia attention to their ease and Comfort. Thia line leaves south side Pier No 1, North Ktver, foot of Batterv Place, daily, Sundays excepted) at 5 o'clock. P. M., nd at vea iu Boaton in time to take all the eaatern traina. The tew tteamer ATLANTIC, Captain Dustan, leaves evert i'ueaday, Thursday, and Saturdays, at 5 o'clock, P. M. Tb steamer VVOliCblTKH, Captain Van Pelt, leaves very Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 5 o'clock, P. >1. For further information, impure of J. H. VANDEitBILT, No. II Battery Place, North Hiver. si tfre UFFUSlTlUN MOKNING LlNfc AT 64 O CLOCK KUK ALHANY Landing at Kainmoud street, Van Cortlandt'a (Pcekskill). Cold Spring, Newburgh, New Hamburgh, Milton, Poughkeepsie, Hvde Park, Kingston, tipper Red Hook, Bristol, Caukili, Hudson, Coxsaekic and Kinderkook. 22^" Passage, One Dollar.-/^ . cn THE new and fast-sailing low-pressura ; ?te.iinb, at M ETAMOHA, Capt. P. H Smith, 3Bi??3Kiei6C-will leave >he i ier fool of Warren street ou Monday, Wrduesday and Friday, at 6% o'clock, A. M. Ke turning, leave Albany on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Passengers taking this boat will arrive iu Albany in time for (lie traius of cars going North and West. Breaklast and lJinuer on board. L For freight or passage apply ou hoard, or of A. CLARKE, corner of West and Warren streets. Fare to Van Cortland.'s Dock, 2a cants; Poughkaepsie, 5t): Hudson, 75; Albany 91 ot Itn r NtiW ~VUlilv AMU HiVVHL CUMMEKCIAL LINE OF PACKETS. m. JBv THE subscribers beg to inform their friends aud the pub Me thit they have been appointed by JOH N BaRBK, Kkj .of Havre, ageuls in New York for the above line, one of whi h wi'l be derpitch-d fiom Havre weekly, throughout li.e season The snips oi this lire will b? of the first class commaud'd hy men of chime er and ability, and the greatest care taken to give every aatiafvetion to snippers, as also to protn-'te ihe comfort end convenience of passengers At the ra'ea of freight ami passage wilt be much leta than by other lines, shipi>ers and passeugeis will doubtless consult their own interest by applying for furthe information to W. & J. T. TAPSCOTT, KSourh it, 2d door below Burling slip, n5 J. BAH UK, Havre. BRITISH AND NORTH A.MKK1 /AO.dMI CAN llOVAL MAIL 8TKAM 8H1P8 /ZsjBCVf UNlpni ?J"I OB hone power each, on der contract witu the Lords of the Adm ^^^^^ " ralty. HIBERNIA Opt. A. Hyrie. CALEDONIA Cap. E. G. Lou. BRITANNIA Capt. J. Hewitt CAMBRIA Capt.C. H E.Jndkian. AlyAVlA Capt. Win Harmon Will anil from Liverpool and Boitoa, via Halifax, a* follows I? fBOM bostcjv. raon uvraeooL. Caledonia Nor. t, Britannia Oct. 20, Briunuia Nor. 16, Acadia Nor. 4, Acadia Dec. 1, Caledonia " 10, Cambria,, Dee. 4. Paisauc AIoixet. From iioatou to Liverpool ,.(120. From Boaton to Halifax... 20. No tierlhi secured uutil paid for. These slops carry ex perienced surge out No irright, except specie, received on dara of sailing. For freight, p-ssege, or any other information, apply to I>. BillGHAM, Jr., Agent. A: HaHS J'Ef |k CO'8, 6 Wall at. 5'V"" In aaa,ii.i0 10 the above line J I .it-pool and ilai, an Boston, a contract lias beeu entered I n.J v;i'i Her Majesty's government, to establish a ln.e between Liv rpool and New Y ork direct The steamships lor (his ser rice are now beiug built, and early next year due notice will be given of the tune when they will start. Under the new contract the steamers will sail every Saturday during eight mouths, uol every luiuitghl during the other uiuuths in the year. Going alleruately between Liverpool, and llalifat BOBoston, and between Liverpool and New York. sl3r NOTICE. .KMWSk 0M On and altei bridav, November 20th, the steamboat 8Y LI'H, Captaiu Brsiated. will SwmBQLunkr Ihe folio* ing trips to and from Staien Island HUlil turther notice, via Leave New York. | Leave Staten Island. At 9 A. M. At l.'i J1 A. Ms I W ? 1 P. 11. | 12 M |u " 2 P M. ' " I 4K " nUr jTlsAJy aUK.Nl.Nb ANIJ EVrMiNU LINE UOttXlSa LINE AT SEVEN O'CLOCK. gel fob ALBANY AND TKOY?From the fi?Mv55i*iml*fiteanibo?t 1'icr at tbe foot ol Barclay street Ih ilVSLUaliur at reekshill, Wast Potnt, New bargh, riamotcii, Milton, I'oughkegpfie, ITyde Prrk, r.hinr Mti, U. Red H<rk,, CatskTll, Hudson, Costeckie Minderhook and BiUunore. Brsnklati and dinner on board the boat. The steamboat ,N I At?AH A, will leave on Monday, Wed eaday and Friday Morning* . A. M ihe steainBoe, SOUTH AMERICA, Captain Durham, oi T""" t'ni sday and Haturday mornmra, at 7 o'clock. Re nnnng cn opposite days. ^ inaaga or freight nrpl j on board, or it the chies ?t tat jNEW YORK. ARRANT ANL> TIvUY juiNR. h >11 YLBANY AND TROY DIRECT, Fvoct the pier at tli* loot of Coarll.uidt ft. eel Thrf low-pressure ttamnoat EMFlJtJi, C aptam B.B Maey leaves uk* Wot ol Conrtlandt stree-, on l ecsday, Thnrtdn nd Saturday ?Teuit!gs. at Ave o clock. 7i?e hieauibonf LULL " iiJlA. < apt. Wn. H. feck, wil leave <m Mowdny, Wednesday end Friday evenings, at * t'ouenget* teitiag these Boats will arrive ia time to trJ the Mcrning Trtin of Cars from Troy west to worth lo fcvirawiga, Whitehall and Luke Coamblaiu. hi.r I'tm ate o." Freight, apply On board, or eltho Offer o lie white i- ? . , No freight taken after 4H o ejoek. NOTICE,?All goods, ireight, Mak btlia, specie, or an ether kiud ot property, positively at the nwnrr'1 risk. j2?r OrPCaiTlON TICKET OFFICE FOR THI NORTH AND WEST. an- gfSV FOR ALB AN Y, 73 cents ; Ulica, $3 ; My f* ? - (2 lib ; Oswego, (2 7Y ; Hoi hestri 3EZ5fiu3b(2 73; Unflalo, (1; ( leveland.SY 30; Poru m. uin, $9 ; I'uuhuiih. (9 ; Detroit, Michigan, ?6 . Cineii na a. Ohio, (9; Milwa.ilue (9; Chicago ? ?i l orontp, U C $3 ,w; Hamilton. (3 3d; Kingston, $4 SBp YVhitehall, $2 34 Montreal, (3 SB.?Paaseugers, by applying. eau get the) tic nets at tU off ce Nti. 10? Barclay street, at the nbov rp9 Ua'ch M Is. BAY,A?e?l. E NE1 NEW THE PLAN O n _ ... >?- ^1^2 * ,*5* >**??? rj .'11 i. V '..-1 r , i / ' '.. li. y_ hr\ V wy ( c; L/ i 1. Steam Frigate Mississippi. 2. Steamer Vixen. 3. Steamer McLane. 4. Gun Boat Reefer. War Intelligence. SPECIAL DESPATCH TO THE N. Y. HERALD OFFICE. U. b. SquADSOK, orr Anton October asd, 1846. S Tbe lecond attack upon Alvarado by the American squadron, took place on the 15th inat. Accompanying thia letter you will receive a diagram,ahowing the poaition of the forta and batterioa; alao the relative poaition of the veaaela at the commencement of the attack. At midnight of the Nth inat. Commodore Conner made aignals to the aeveral veaaela marked in the diagram, to prepare to get under way; immediately the steamers fired up. and the aail veuela hove ahort, ready to trip their anchora at a momeut'a warning. At half past one, signal was made to "weighimmediately the whole squadron was under ateam and aail, atanding towarda Alvarado. At early daylight the aquadron waa oft' tha mouth of the Rio Alvarado. waiting patiently for tlio sun to rise to give a clear view of the ioita. At 7 A M.. the Mississippi, tlag ship of Commodore Perry, i stood in, and threw a hundred and twenty pound shell into the fort, marked 20. We could not ascertain the damage done by this shell. She then stood close ia, and opened a heavy fire on the fort with her Taixhan shell guns; she continued her firo with little intermission until a P M. In the meantime Commodore Canner formed the steamers Vixen and McLane, with the gunboots, into lino, and stood for the bar. The NlcLane struck; the remaining vessels pBssed over in safety; the Commodore taking the lead. While on the bar the Mchaue Was exposed to the fire of all tho guns in tho fort; the shot fell around the gunboats like hail. The Vixen, while attempting to pass the foit, received a pound shot under her guards; another struck her hammock netting, and came very near killing Commodore Conner, aa ho was leaning on the nettings at the time lire shot struck them As the reefer passed the fort, see received a snoi id me cut water, cutting away ner bowsprit, throuda anil bob-atays?another shot (truck anil carried away her triatic star ? a third pasted through her item. Most of the enemy's shot passed directly over our vessels. The gun boats rolled very heavily, consequeully the shells thrown from their 3d pounders did notdo much execution. At 11:30 A.M. the Mississippi dismounted one of the guns of the fort. When the Mexicans saw the 130 pound shells coming, they would run out of the fort, and return atterthe explosion At 1 P M.the Cumberland and Karitan's boats, mannod by three hundred men and ofllcers, were ordered to form into line, and land for the purpose of storming the batterv, under the command of Contain Forrest of the Cumberland. They had advanced but a shoi Wdistance, when the Commodore mode a signal to them to return, and tako shelter along aide of the gun boats. The upper battery had opened its fire upon the Comdore but a few minutes, when he wore ship and stood directly out of the river, at the same time making signal to the squadron " Anton Lizardo," or in other words, make good your retrest. The vessels immediately woie, and re-crossed the bar, leaving the Mexicans in quiet possession of their forts, and ships of war, which we could have taken in one half hour Irom the time the Commodore made signal to return. Never were officers and men more enraged when they saw the signal flying to retnra. Commooore Perry could scarcely contain himself Many were the bitter curses vented upon the Commodore by officers and men?in fact, Commodoie Conner alone is to blame for the failure of the expedition. The officers and men behaved gallaotly. The officers have the greateat confidence in Commodore Parry. Commodore Conner informed the captaini ot the several ships that he again intended to attack the place, with two thousand men. The following ships he intends to ; anchor ofT the fortress at the moutn of tho river for the nurnose of hombardina it : friffates Cumberland. Rati tau, Potomac, tod steam frigate* Mississippi and Prince ton ; tbo steamers Vixen and Mr Lane, with tha gun I boats lleefer, Nonita, Petrel, Bonita and Forward, will I proceed directly up the river, and attack the uppor fort I will give you full particulari of the next attack,with a diagram, showing the relative position of the vessels in the stuck. A. B. NEWS FROM THE ARMT. There is a letter from Captain Calhoun, of the Georgia volunteers, dated Monterey, October 13, making known that on the 11th, there was a skirmish, about six miles Irom Monterey, between a party of the Georgia regiment, on its way from Camargo, and a body of the marauding rancheros under C'anales. The Georgians were commanded by 1-ieut Home and begun the utiack; they made ten of the rancheros prisoners, killed one and captured some baggage. Heycial weie wounded. None of the Georgians weie killed or wounded. The despatch adds, "Canales had just left the rancho to arrange an assault for the night Ourtroopi bad encamped, with a heavy train, loaded with provisions," AFFAIRS IN SANTA FK. [From the 8t. Louis Union, Nov. II ] i The following extract* from 11 private letter, written at Santa h e liy a member of Major Claike'i battalion, and dated October 4th, have been handed to u* for publication by a friend. The gold of which the cross and ear drop* were made, reiemble* the South American, and is very pure. The mine* in that neighborhood will be of great value, when worked by skillul |>er?on*:? * Standing one day at the Major'* door,my attention wa* attracted by the sound of mniks in my rear, coming up the (treet. On tinning. I discovered It 1 to bo a funeral procession for two children?the one about two year* old, th# other ten day*?dreited with black velvet frocks, cap* and shoe*, with acrosa in each hand.One had a light silver sword lying aero** its breast. Thp procession was preceded by music, consisting of a banjo and a fiddln, plaving the most mirthful music. I followed te the ehuich to witness the ceremony. On arrival there the corpses were set down at the door.? Presently toe priest came out, and alter sprinkling them, they were carried into the chapel, where prayers wero r read, and they were again sprinkled. Not having cotfins, they were taken irom their biers and deposited in the grave (which was ten feet deep) when the sexton and others, threw down huge stones upon their bodies, that mashed and mutilated them so, that their blood could be seen scattered on the sides of their grave ; they then proceeded to fill it up with dirt, lie as is usual with us. ' During the whole of the foregoing proceedings, the milI sic kept up a saries of lively ' fandango' airs. The 6 friends of the deceased children then proceeded to their house, where they had a fandango, which I witnessed e Noitheest from here, about half a mile, they are buildII ing a line fort, to mount twenty seven gunt, end about ono hundred and iilty soldiers ere daily st woik at it. [ Ten acres of good land in Missouri sie worth onehuni dred such as 1 nave seen here, for the purposes of cultlt vation The gold mines being the only thing of great ! value In this part ol tbe country, farming is at a very ? , low ebb, although we have onions, green peppers, pees, beans, and a few garden products; but those ate about all. r The ciosi and oar-nng drop* I tend you, are mede of the pure gold from the mines near here. i i ? * * i Our Rio del Norte baa catfish *f * large size, suckers, > and eels; the other streams being small, have only trout, minnows, kc. The mountain* are filled with deer, elk t and turkey f. We have three candideue 6* Cewuew trom this Ter 4 W YO YORK, SATURDAY MOB F ALYARADO A. c Order of Attack Made by Oommoi ~-% - \tfi > ,,3 . 1 -Ly. "I 5 .? J v >>'_ fc, I 'v m j/-' f 6^" * / "7 ' V U ^ \ 4 * , u\ M ? If "f J .*' I 5. Gun float Petrel. 6. Gun Boat Bonita. 7. Gun Boat Nomita. 11. Mexican Ships of War. ritory,rix:Wra. Smith, Eugene Leitensdorfer, sad James Power. Major KJmondion arrived yesterday with his command, and the ciptaincy is filled by John Dent, Esq. \Our far Tamed city of Santa Ke, Governor's palace, Court houses, and all, is formed of dry mad (called adobie) first shaped in moulds eighteen by nine inches, and hardened in the sun. The walls of the houses, after being first run up by such rough materials, are plastered with mud.and afterwards made smooth by an operation of the hand with water, then whitewashed with burnt isingglass The timber immediately about here, consists of pine, pinon, and scrub oek, except on the water courses, wliere cotton wood, quaking asp, ash, and some other varieties grow. The furniture of the houses such as chairs, tables and bedsteads, is made ot pine, roughly put together. The dress of the lower class consists (for the men) of a ? white domestic shirt, drawers, with the legs half a yard wi^e, and pants open all the way up outside, and a toni, hrtrn, answering all the purposes of an umbrella, from its enormous brim. The ladies wear a petticoat somewhat abbreviated, and cover their head and shouldeis with a long shawl, called a reboto. White and red pints aie as indispensable articles with the Santa Ke ladies at in St. Louis. naval intelligence. [From the New Orleans Delta, Nov. 13 ] We are toM by raised Midshipman Barrett, that the greatest enthusiasm and zeal prevail among the officers and men ol the Gulf squadron ; that their impatien-.e to engage the enemy has almost risen to a point of freu/y. On the occasion of tho lato attempt on Alverado. so warm and impulsive was the rush of the officers to volunteer for the enterprise, that they had to draw lots, and loud and deep were the curses of those who drew blanks One officer who had drawn a blank, actually smuggled himself into the attacking party, and being detected, was suspended therefor. The expedition failed simply tecauro the ships could not get over the bar on account of the heavy swell lom. Conner himself took the soundings, and amid the thick flying balls of the enemy, coolly regulated the movements of the convoy. He witkdre w when he discovered the impracticability of getting over the bar. The Constitution of the United States, Art. Ill, Sec. 3 declares that ''treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them or adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort." About the latter part of September or firat of October last, the brig riymeuth was cleared from this port to; Havana. From information in our possession, as cleu.~ and positive aa the nature of tho case will admit of, w> have the strongest conviction that this brig waa loaded with arms, ammunition, and munitions of war In this port, which were landed in Mexico and delivered to the enemies of our country. This, too, was her third or fourth voyage with similar cargoei. The brig wui cleared in tliiiport by the house of Wylie, Kgaua ,v < o , a Spanish house of great wealth and extensive connex ions, and said to be the agents of the Mexican government and of Santa Anna. If these facts be true, we call upon the District Attorney of the United States to have the parties connected with these shipments arrested, and that an examination be made into the circumstances of a nature ao suspicious as to impress our citizens with the conviction that there are enemies and spies in our midst. We may also add that suspicions are extensively entertained in this community in regard to the cargo of the bark Coosa, which was brought up day before yesterday by Pasted Midshipman Barrett, and which, although alleged to consist altogether of cotton, is believed by many pei sons to be composed besides of certain articles of war intended for the enemy. [From the Norfolk Herald, Nov. 18.1 We learn that Purser John be Bree and Lioutenanti Br wn ami Murpby, now at this station, have received orders to join the Ohio, now fitting out at Boston ior the I'sonfic. _____ hy tih uovkrnor op viroinia?a proclamation. Whereas, the President of the United States, in pursuance of the act of Congress, providing for the prosecution of the existing war between the United 8tates and tho Republic of Mexico, has made a requisition upon the Oovernor of Virginia for one infantry regiment of volunteers for immediate service, and to be continued therein daring the war with Mexico, unless sooner discharged ; and, whereas, hy the change of the term of service the enrolmrnt of the three regiments of voluntaers, under the proclamation ol the XI I "May laat ii void?now, therefoie, I, William Smith, Governor of Virginia, do hereby make known that the services of ten com|>anieR, to conatitnte a regiment of infnntry, to acrve according to the terma of the requiaition of the President, will be accepted?the laid companiea toconaiat of onecaptain, one lint lieutenant, two aeootid lieutenanti, four aorgeanta, four corporate, two muaiciana, and eighty privates. Theae companiea, when organised and commiaioned, to rendezvous at Guvandotte, where they will be muatered into tbe aervico of the United States. Volunteer companiea of infantry enrolled under the proclamation of'-23d May lait, who ahall promptly conform tothe new organization, and give notice thereof to the governor,will nave the preference. But the officer! muat neceaaarily be elected anew ; and, aa it is for immediate and important service in the field, it cannot be too strongly impressed upon the men, that, in electing their officers, all persona] preferences should be discarded, and the best qualified officers chosen. No officer of the militia, whatever may be bis grade, will forleit his commission by entering the proposed volunteer service. The promptitude with which the requisition for three regiments to serve for twelve months waa responded to, attuids undoubted assurance that the single regiment now called lor will be speedily in the field. Given under my hand, as Governor, and under the seal of the commonwealth, at Richmond, this eigb[seal.] teenth day of November, in the year ot our Lord eighteon hundred and forty-six, and of the commonwealth the seventy-first. WM. SMITH. PollUcskl. Nceth csaolina ? The legislature of this State assembled on the 10th instant. Hon. Ldwerd Stanley was ehosen Speaker of the House, and Hon. Andrew Joyner, Speaker of the SeDate. Peter B. Starke, of Lowndes county, Mississippi, is the whig candidate for the vacancy in the present Congress, caused by the resignation of Jefierson Davis. Theie are four or five democratic candidates in the field. AaasnsAi.?The Legislature convened on the 8th inst., and waa organized by the election of W. II. Sebastian i* President of the Senate, and Albert Rust aa Speaker of the House. The message of Gov. Drew announces tha the State debt amounts to $5 017,337 69, with an annual accruing interest of $104,000 19 The Governor recommends that tha State Baak be wound up. Tho population of tha State is 146,000, being an increase of fifty per cent in the last six years. ILellgloua Intelligence. SL Andrew's Church. Lambertviile, N. J., was to b# consecrated by Bishop Doane yesterday. Tha new Presbyterian Church at Clinton. N. J., will be dedicated on \* edueeduy, the 35th inat. Dr. KirkpaUick is expected to preach the dedfeetien sermon RK I lning, november 21, lnd its forti lore Oonn er on the 15th of Octobe f v/t r "' o >'*k. mmoM Mh "Jit :x / c o 13. Mexican Vessels with Infantry. 14. Mexican Vessels with Infantry. 16. Revenue Cutter Forward. ; 17. Frigate Cumberland's Boats. Nrw C^L.^iwr. l5th , 1848. | The Markets ?Arrival! from the JBromi?Theatricals,} 4-c. +c. f A* I predicted im my last, the demand for cotton this i i week has been brisk, and the market animated, until to * day, when there is a slight hesitation saseifostod on the J part of purchasers oa account of the fatfufe of the mall r froir beyond CkaAemfc, from which ft BtUTiptedthat the! foreign news is in town by express. I doubt, however,^ if the sales of the dey when business closes will be found ft much short of 4000 bales. The sales have been quite'i heavy during the last two day*, and prices have quite .. recovered from the partial decline of last weak. The'; sales of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday amount to j 11,600 bales, at very firm prices. The arrivals of the' week, including to-day's, have reached 11,300 bales. The.: amount on hand is small, not exceeding 85,000 bales. The ; ?uj(ar market hai been very briik, price* having ad van-;. coJ h a U cent from last week, at which rate* upward*?of 1-2.000 hhil*. have already changed hand*. There, has been a good demand for molasses, but there has been ;i no cliango in price* There has been little doing in 1 Hour, except on Tuesday, when there was a good <le-,-'i maud. The price* range from $5 40 to $5 50. The corn J market is dull. There has boen a very slight alteration ^ In exchanges, bat too trivial to mention. Freights have * improved a shade The weather continues delightful? v the rivers low. l? There was an arrival from the Brazos yesterday, ?s ; late at the 3d inst, but not a particle of news. The Gal- 1 veston also arrived from Oalveston this morning, but with no later intelligence from the army. Among the . passengers were the gallant (J apt. Walker, and Col. Jack (lavs. The Edith, from the Brazos, was spoken by her . a a may bring some news. Theatricals still continue to flourish notwithstanding t there was one " burst up" last night. At the National.-, Theatre, in consequence of the non payment of the mo-\ aicians, they refused to discourse any music at all, and * several of the actor* for the same reason refused to strut'! their brisf hour upon the stage, and the audience were \. dismissed. The theatre has had good houses since they opened, but there was probably a large debt for altering , the theatre.ard as that had to be settled between the company and the mechanics, the manager fell to the ground.<4 There was a small specimen of a row in a saloon in the''^ American Theatre building last night, in which one of v the managers, Mr. Tlace, figured. Some individual ad- A dressed him by an epithet not at all palatcable, when * the manager struck him a blow over the face with a <cane, whereupon there was a great springing of rattles * and a terrific rush of people to see the fight, and the man i who had been struck marched ofl? to the watch-house, s while the assaulting party quietly stepped out, and was ? unmolested. I suppose it w as ail according to " Jetler- " son's Manual." The audience hearing the springing of rattles, wanted to go out, thinking the theatre was on fire, but were prevented by those who knew better. t. The ballet corps still attract excellent houses at the French theatre. They will produce " La Sylphide" next wetk. Vours, fcc. D. | Alb\xr, Nov. 19,1816-12 M. U Blunder in the War Office ? The Rrquiiitioni ? The Troopt, 4*c. Mr. Secretary Marcy, or one of his clerks, most likely, has been guilty of an egregious blunder, altogether inexcusable et this crisis. We are bound to expose this undiplomatic error, and we will proceed to do it. What was probably intended to be the requisition of the Secretary of War upon the Governor of this State lor a regiment ol troop*, arrived here in tlie mail ot last evening. Bat on breaking the seal of the envelope, with the secretary'* coat of arms upon it, it appeared that, in the haate of sending off these requisitions to the Governors of the aeveral States, that the one intended for his Kxcellency George M. liriggt, Governor of Massachusetts, had been sent by hia Secretaryship to the Governor of this State ! Whut a fatirptu was that?eh f What a Tillainous mistake, which, in case ol invasion or insurrection, might have put Mr. Wright to bis trumps, and compelled him to exercise a discretionary power in the calling out of the troops. Ah! Mr. Secretary Marcy, such a mistake in Bonaparte at Wagram or Austerlitz, in giving orders to hu aid-de-campo, would huvo lost him the battle and the Kmperorahip. Look out, then, Mr. Secretary, for reprisals. The consequence of this blunder was that Horace Moody, Lsq , the energetic and gentlemanly private Secretary of Governor Wright, ran down to the telegiapliic office, end telegraphed Mr. Secretary Marcy that he had sent him the wrong paper. The requisition upon Gov. Bhggs, received here, orders the Massachusetts regiment to rendezvous at Boston. The requisition upon Governor Wright is expected to reach here to-morrow night, when, as I telegraphed you U?t evening, the first rceiment of volunteere will undoubtedly receive the call of hie excellency. The rain is felling to-day in a deluge. Lake Intelligence.?Wo find in the Bufi'do Morning Expretf, an account of a collision in the Detroit Kiver, between the steamboats Red Jacket and St. Clair : the latter vessel was sunk?no lives weie lost. The Detioit correspondent of the same paper gives a lilt of vessels now building for lake navigation : A new steamer (the Excelsior) building on the St Clair river; a steamer of boo tons, building at Tort Huron, on the St. Clair river; a steamer at Detroit of 600 tons; two vessels o( 300 tons each, building at Conneaut; one of 360 at tshtabulajorie of JOO at Vermillion; one of 300- at Maumee. In Buffalo city, there are now being constructed a steamer of 700 tons; one of 330 tons; a vessel of'J30tona; one of 360; two of WO; and one of 360 tons. In Cleveland a steamer of 600 tons; a propeller of 4?0 tons; five vessels of 360 tons; also a propeller of 40U tons, one of 300 tons; one of 100, and one ol 90; at Euclid, ten miles below Cleveland, a vessel of 310 tons; at Black Ilivor three; at Miian three, and at Huron two,.nil of the largest class. , Later krom Kio de Janeiro.?Tho brig Christina, Il*.nnii, from llio de Janeiro, October 4ih, arrved at this port last nigh*. Capt H. brought no pa pers He states, however, that nothing new of a political character had transpired since last advices He also informs us that the statement which has been promulgated, for some time past, to the effect that the merchauts at Kio were timid in shipping in American hottoma.owing to apprehensions of Mexicau privateers, is altogether erroneous, the only difficulty in procuring Irenfhtsfor American vessels arose from the scarcity of coffee?the receipts of that article being very limited tor eixtv days prior to the date of the C.'s sailing. The pi ices ot coffee of all grades, had advanced a shade, owing to tha limited supply in market. No alteration in the quotations ol the principal articles of American produce since those last published by us under date of September H?North Jtmrneon, JUfA. The Maryland State Temperance Convention assembled in Baltimore on Wednesday. Dr. Joel Hopkins was chosen President. I ! i; It A 1846. FACTIONS. !3 r S 2: CM G 01 tl ! Cl r D < TfiW *' j! I" ' *' "" * ; ^ ' !? I Ci a _ i ^ | .. ... r? . %. n IS. Frigate Raritan's Boata. 1( 19. Two Gun Battery. ' 20. Principal Mexican Fort. ? 1 s The Cut of Oeri. Vaa New. J WamraTOK, Nov. 10,1846 \ Owing to an unavoidable accident, a full account of ' the flret day's proceeding! in the Circuit Court was not Ioommunicated to the Herald. | The issue tobetried was, marriage orno marriage. It wis joined between Mary Ann Van Ness and Cornelius P. ,. Vaa Nesn administrator oMfO/Ju* P Vaa Kom. deeea?< , ll ed, and hMeome up froth (ne mphans' Court The plain- r, tiff Is repraeeMed br MrBra fit, of BaMuioM, and Mr. : ' M?t, of this city. Tha defendant by Meeere. Gilpin, (of i Philadelphia, ex-Attorney General of the United States.) and Coxe, Bradley and Carlisle. The counsel would do . honor to any court and to any cause. ? Judge C ranch (till being too much indisposed to sit on ,ihe bench, the cause was heard before their honors , Ju'ges Morsell and Dunlap. J - Mr Burnt, of Baltimore, for the plaintiff, after the em- ;! ' panelling af the jury, opened the causa, and. a* a preliminary. adverted to the fact that tha counsel originally engaged had withdrawn, and gave a reason why he and Mr May consented to serve, to dismiss any prejudice resuiting from the abandonment of the cause by Messrs. v , Dallas, Mr. Dent, and Col. Lee. Proceeding to the legal 1) merits, ha stated what they expect*! to prove; amonfr i other things, the following?that if over man had an at- . tachment for a female. Odaeml. Van Ness had for Mrs. * ; Conner?that an Intimacf exiMed betweeelKii Wdiodl ?v years ago?that tho general was a man ef consummtte . cunning and art, and wily as a serpent in hi? pleasswee * and affections?that cortai* ntt'ectioBate letters are. '' genuine?that there was an eflspringTlom Wis Admass '" and tho deceased?that tho general wrote lettera, dis- . guiaing his chirography. net to deceive lady, bat li i others, end to avoid detection in his amours?passing under a fictitious namo, and palming tho plaintlC-Off as > his wife?that the child died thirteen or fourteen months after it was born- that the general's pride of family in- n ,'duced him to resist an open marriage, but consented, bv . reason of the tears, entreaties, or importunities of the fair * one. to be wedded clandestinely?that he left this eity on '' the *3d of July, 1810, arrived in Philadelphia an the 1 U4U>. and on the 29th proceeded to New York; on the * ftth August returned to Philadelphia, and on tho Gth of *' that month was married to the plaintiff (then Mrs. Con- " ner) in Philadelphia. Bv the daughter of the lady they ' would prove that Gen. Van Ness told her that he had J promised to marry her mother. * t Mr Caauisi K, ior tlie defendant, argued that the oauae x , was without a parallel in oui courts, but might be found * elsewhere Never in this community did crime shoot fj up such a trunk or bear such fruits. There was evi? V ; donee of perjury and fruud on the part of this woman, ? and ho hoped the credit of humanity and virtue, tho i " daughter would not bo brought to the stand The pre- I tenoed widow did not come forward immediately on the . drath of Goncral Van Ness, which occurred in March last, but waited until alia hail anxiously inquired and ! discovered that there was no will. She oflered to trade | " with the administrator, as was eiidont from one of her letters, telling him he had better attend to " certain mat- ,c teis,"fcc. Tlie lettera on file can bo proven to be forgeries. by those who wero familiar with the handwriting ? of the deceased " Towards the conclusion of the first day's session,which continued about six hours, the petition of Mrs. Mary Ann 111 Van Ness to the Orphans' Court was read; it prayed that body to revoke tho letters of administration granted to pi Cornelius P. Van Ness, as the administrator of tho estate <* < of John P. V?n Ness, and that letters be granted to her <P as the widow. She statod that she was married to (ien Van Ness, and this was sworn to < The answer to this petition from Mr. C. P. Van Ness, ri was read by the other sido The respondent says that he has no knowledge of the alleged marriage, and states his '< belief that it was not solemnised. And this is also sworn " to. h The above contains a brief statement of the important N case, no far as it progressed yostorday. Thi? morning, Mm. Van Ness came within the bar, ti and took a seat near her counsel. Mr. Van Neis was on ul the opposite side of the room near his counsel. " Mr. Stanislaus Murray was the first witness examined, ti and he gave his opinion that a letter shown to him was in t? the handwriting of Gen. Van Vass. s< The letter was read. It was dated December 14,1841, _ commencing " Dear M." and, substantially, " I wish you to meet me between four and five o'clock, at the corner of 11th and D stieets. at one of the houses designated." " Mrs. Unrw,from Baltimore, was examined. She lives {! in Kden street, one door from Pitt, No 3ti; was in Wash- ' melon some years ago ; it acquainted with Wm. Ogden " Niles; knew General Van Ness by sight perfectly well; . when she last saw him was in October, 1844, at her house, and at another house in Baltimore; the lady who sits there (pointing to Mrs. Van Ness) he acknowledged to be his wife, who was introduced as Mrs Wallace, and he as Mr. Wallace. The business of tlio witness is, " te J attend in the place of a doctor " A child was born of the ? lady in her presence. When the General was made aware of thii, he said, with great joy, " My wife haa nrodueed mo a daughter-" He said they could not take . the babe home, as they had no servant, lie informed witness that he lived over high lulls and among tall troes. [L mghter ] When witnesa remarked to him, " Why, General, that answers the description of your dwelling," he blushed deeply He said he *" nail never neiore nun mien a lovciy iis'i^nicr an inn wile had produced. He wanted a nurne fur it. Wit- . nena informed Iiim that the knew a woithy woman who would take the liabe and do juatice by it Her daughter, having a child of her own, and having lost her husband, took the babe to num. General Van Natl wrote K" something on a piece of pu|>er, and handed to her. This, J1' (it being handed to her,) is the piece of paper. He ad- 1,1 vanced thirty dollars to Mrs. Durkeo, the lady who took the babe to nurse. The General named the behe Gertrude Van Ness. The witness reovirkad to him, that she thought lie was "coming out " The General theieupon looked astonished, and, recovering his self posses- 81 s.on, said he would visit the babe f-om lime to time.? The child lived a year. Mrs. Durkee had the day and date. Witness thinks, that although the General had assumed the name of Wallaco, he was puzzled to remember it at times. Witness spoke of certain letters which came into her possession from the General, which ll will be noticed hereafter. tl On the cross examination, the witness described the 8 breast pin of the General, and the way it was llxed to 8 keep down his ruffles. It did not occur to her that the 8 lady and gentleman were not man and wife. The General called the lady, "wife," fifty times in her presence.? " Home of the letter* were addressed to Mrs. Durkee, snd others to Mrs. Drew. Witness thought Mrs. Wallaco as much tha wife of Mr. Wallace as any lady could he the v wife of any man. Home of the letters were In the pos- ?? session ot Dr. Martin ; but witness thought Dr. Maitin J" returned tliem. The letter she held in her hand was one of them. They were letters written by General Van Ness to her daughter. The child bed of the lady was a a protracted case. The child died, snd was buried in the ground belonging to the Second Presbj terien church, (Mr. ilreckeniidge's, formerly Glendy's) It died of scar- I let fever, and was buried on a Kridav. ... Mr. Nicks, being sworn, testified that he knew MM. Drew, the witness just examined, when he lived in lialtimore, and that she was a woman of respectability. Mrs. Di'rskk, the daughter of Mrr Draw, testified jr hat the paper shown to her bore her signature I he top 8' tpart of the paper was signed W. Wallace, but It was V written by General Van Ness Mrs. Wallace, ?o "lied, (Mrs Van Ness) copied it, in her pissence. Witness knew him to be General Van Nass, though he pretended I to be named Wallace. She derived intoimetion from her , 81 mother that be waaOeneiisl Yan Ness. Thiipapctcou V a L^pv o. ^rlen Two Cents* lias the agreement to nurae the infant He named the MU (iertrafr Van Neee. and asked whether thee lought it a pr*?T name They raid " yea." and that it tea like him. wltneaa raid if the child waa with her, very bodr would ?ay ao. He adeaaeed the aum of thirty ellarr to ner when he left- The child waa born on the S h of April. 1943, and died April M, 1044 There wa-t aly one weok1* dilTaronco between her eon and iertrude. The child was christened by the name ( Gertrude Van Nara, on its death bod, by to Ror. D. Rene, of the Methodist Protestant burch. Witneaa. bain* a widow, made a conftdante of r. Martin, who wrote letters for her to the htbar of the hi Id Letters ware addressed to Harry Jones and Julias . Smith ; but does not know whether they ware direst i to Oeorge'own or not On the crois examination, she said she raw ths letters 'ritten, and the letters that came back. She destroyed is latters which came through Dr Martin. The letter* rere directed to her and her mother, aa they lived inth* ime home l)r. Martin cot the letters wltneaa got >raa of tham back, and did not see them in any body's oasesaion Mrs. Van New came to the house of the with-e OAMe nl ika Lllnrfl htlt klOJ nstroyed others, thinking they wuuld Us of no ass, 'hen clearing out the desk. She had not seen any sc ount in the papers at.out the papers on file in the Orphans' otirt, or the removal ol the case to the Circuit Court. Mr. Wallace wrote Uie top of the letter, anil Mrs. Wallace opied it. In answer to a question hy Mr. Bradley, she id not recollect how a piece of the paper was cut out, nd alterwards pasted'iu She received the money at >e time she took the child to nurse; she addressed Mr. an Ness, " Sir," and he said, " Mrs. Durkee." (Laugh ir) lis visited the child four or Ave times; heard the laueral say, " My wife, Mrs. Van Nsss;" I thought .range of this; the Oeueral did not deny that his nama ias Van Ness, because it wss Van Ness; the mother f witness had known him before; when he was asked whether he bad a brother, he was silent; the babe was a ne child, it had a nose and eyes like its father, and was cry pretty. (Laughter.) Cannot recollect at what :mo Mrs. Wallaco called at her house, after the death of ieoeral Van Ness; don't know exactly whether she ailed more than unco at her house since March last; ritness never was in such a place as this before. Mr. OsADnsv, who had cross-questioned her, said his bject was to tlnd out when the witness gave tboee peers to Mrs. Conner, Mrs. Wallace, Mrs. Van Ness, or rhate ver might be her name ; but it appeared the witess di d not know. After a short recess, during which the jurors and othrs pat ronized the cake-table on the premises, the orosssemination was resumed. Mrs. Drssti was asked whether she ever lived here. he did not; never saw Mrs. Wallace before she camete taltimore. She saw Mr. Wallace for the first time in laltimoro ; received thirty dollars fiomhim; don't know rho paid the expenses of the child's funeral. Had no onversation with Mrs. Wallace about tho Utters when he gave them to her. The lady did not ask her for the otters; but rather than they should fall into other hands ritness gave them to Mrs. Wallace, Does not know who jt'ned the letters. Mrs. Wallace did not tell witases of ia fuit; nothing was said to her abont the death of leneKil Van Ness. Before witness was summoned, do oily toad her she would be a witness. Mr. Brent celled t the hoila'e and told her;.she was reluctant to appoar iu :ourt. What she said was the truth. Some of the Utters iot burned, were returned, and when Mrs. Wallace caled, witness said she might have them. One ef them vas signed Julius It- Smith, and post marked AlexanIria saying that one of Gertrude Wallaoe'a rsUives would viait the ohild. The witneas recognized >noth?r letter, which we? handed ner. signed vw. ?**July". 1843. "iteambbet." ae having been in Ur ;>o:.,ea?lon, apeaUing fb??t the cuUd.J??- . Mr. Bkkht a?keJ Mn. Duikee whether that wu Mr ianature on the recoipt for nuraing thechild. 13? B,m?r objected, on the ground that tne paper nH ink ahows that ehe aval in error. Mr Briht inaiated that ahe be permitted to anawer. -ho f "urt Overruled the objecuVn of Mr. Bradley, and Mia Due V* U?e aignature waa hara and ahe Mia itua.v? ?m? the money waa gltren. Mre. Wab iff net' her name -de^fter it waa written by (Oen. Van 100 ee wod tho rect. 15U . Ietter f,0m Oen Van Neaa ' ea WVitneaa reoeiv, * deMii rnil it among other letrom Philadelphia, but hau v^6e., xbe letter waa from ??"#* . *'d befor* obaerveBe Oenull Limaelf. _ MUr, Bradley obMr. Biuutr propound*** ijunatioti,' thing icted, tWeanae the- witoeaa could not recoil. -hen he naked a queation. *s?-*ntn a Mra.BuaaBt lurthee .eid that Dr. Martin ?i. ** 9U^.S.J^i5l informing him of the illneae u. *Tnut talus the money till aha rceeired 10 ohild to nurta.. [I'he receipt waa read-it waa for $83, and given to V. Wallace, for wctnnraing Gertrude three inaidfra to e continued at the aatae rata. tfvmdoUare allowed for acclnatiug tho child, with a proMae to attend to it. It urported to be copied by " Mre. Wallace," and drneil Bona frfr Darkeo "J JLetteia wery read about the child, from Wallace toii. ouea.and from iailiua K amitk? alu UMBv (mm nr. lartin, addraaee/to tJlaeaaM. ?. IU ?arri??to* haing called, aaid. that A 4iga Um waym>lirHh? for Gowereh Vam N?*J traa acullnted *UOt km Ut ttM flMKr5EtofA1.Tr,, otm<i V. W*. ice. Colonel GaaeiKta, tbe city poatmaater, tTMllntil tit Um l<Mt*ra. lie thought that the au who wrote tbe lie "l!&k^M* ;Tte to*. He had a {light opi i<>u t baCWi^n^VHrt Neaa wrote it. iir. IUliualk v?o? called to the napd. and examined le letter, b ut would not take the respowalbility of aariK that tieueiai Van Neaa did or did not write it He itcorered worda which resembled the bandwtlting of ieneral Van Neaa. He believed ' ihila " waa writen by liim; be generally made a heavy atroke to iia t'a, and a large dot over tbe i'a. Another letter waa bown to him, and tiiia be raid, waa a nearer retemlance. He did not know, but believed it waa written y tbe General. [The wjtneaa waa here abown an imitaticn of General an Noaa'a afgnatnro, made by Mr Bradley, one of the runael for the defendant, krhhafc he aaid looked like the enaral'a Mr. Bradley remarked tbet Mr. Brent'a and-w riting could be imitated. Mr. Brent, laughingly plied, that he afeould like to eef any body write ao idly.] , Col. Gaanivra waa aa-called, and after examining a ttcr, aaid the general atyle waa like that Wf General an Neaa. He inclined to the opinion that it waahli Iter. .Mr .May rea<l the letter; it ?u postmarked Washing>11, April -y.>, and dated Lieiliurg, April, 1843, to tho tact?" My dear Ann : 1 hopo thing* are going on well enclosed i* a twenty dollar bill. Make j ouriell com rtable." Signed W Wallace. The learned gentleman read other letter*, as if written ilder an assumed name. The letter* from the Orphans' Court, which had been seed there on file, were brought in ; and, alter a dierttion, tho court ruled that each party would bo reaired to funiiah a list of their wilnesses. Col Uaroixrr was again called, who pronounced that >me of the letter* looked like imitation*, other* moro iiembled the handwriting of the deceased. Mr. Kaiiii>ai.k, recalled, doubled the signature of tho ttors alter looking at tho contents of tho letters. Ha iclined to the belief that six or seven line* handed to im by Mr. Brent were in the handwriting of tien. Van less. Mr. Harrixutox, recalled, recollected the handwring of the deceased. Sometimes he wrote a fine hand, t others a coarse, according to the kind of pen he had. le believed the letter belore him had a genuine signs ire ; anil IMllllOt. he believed that a correspondence did ike place, ns he had been informed of matters done in scrot?done in a clandestine way. Mr. Kay.?Ah ! we must hear Something about that, 'ell what you know. Mr. Harrington. Mr. Harhixotox -(feneral Van Ness wrote me a note, i IH14, saying that he desned to sea me about something articular. Tho note was relative to busineia. I went lere between nine and ten o'clock. The Oeneral was ot up, and I waited. I was invited, and went in, and >ok a seat. When (leucral Van Ness knew it waa me, i? sent word for me to walk up He asked meto keep a cret aheut a woman, and said, " We folks ere fond of omen." [Laughter ] He a>-ke 1 me if 1 knew Mr*. Cod sr. I said, I did. He remarked, " Hhe is rerjr pretty," c. 'J be (ienerai stated that he had had a child by her, id sent her away , and this leads me to (relieve that the tter is genuine. Mr Mat. -Did he say that he corresponded with her . Mr. IIarrirutor? No, sir But that he had a child by sr, and sent her away to be delivered. '1 he laughter at this point was loud, and the testimony ceived with gusto. The Court ordered the disorder to be suppressed, and id it the noise was icpeated, the offenders should be -ought forward and punished. Mr. WaonwsRD, the deputy marshal, gave warning at he would bring the guilty before the court Mr. Mat?Did lie say be sent her out of the city 1 Mr. Harrirotor ?Ho seemed to inquire as to the eneral character of the lady. J told him 1 knew nothig disrespectful of her. 1 kucw her when she lived at >e navy yard. Mr. Mat? Ho did not say any thing about his motives? Mr. Haskisutos-No; but I drew the inference. Mr. Brkrt?And he said she wss beautiful ? [Mrs. Van Ness covered her face with her paraaolet, nd held down her head, probably to blush.) Mr. Harrirotor?Yes Mr. Brkrt.? Vou told him her character 1 Mr Hakrirotor.? yes Mr. Ma*.?What time did this take place ' Mr. Hai*isutos -I really don't recollect the exact line it was, however, in 1H44, and it was waim weeher The (ienerai wanted to know her character. He /rote me b letter to come and see him. Mr. Klkine, hit gent, had gone off, and he sent forme. 1 went there, nd ho made the inquiries. Mr. Brkrt?He did not tell you he passed by the arne of Wallace ? Mr. Hsssirotor.?No, sir. Crof-naminrd ? It wa* warm weather: can't say hether It was in 1*43 or M>44 ; the General told me he mi her aw ay to be confined, and requested me to say ithiug about It. 1 do not know where the lady was en living, but believe on the Avenue. When she left ie Navy Vard, I don't know. [After looking at letters hich were exhibited to lum, ho said some of them were sr ainly those of General Van Ness.) One of these letters ii aa lollowi, and was read by Mr. ay, vi* " Philadki kiiia, August, HMft. Mrs. M A V N.? ' Dsar M.?I now am just starting for Washington,and alii you hear fiom me again, don't write, aa I may be om home I will write to you as soon rs I reach home, id lend you what 1 promised you. Take good cara of nuiseli. Make youiseif happy ; get g001' want to 3 with you. " I am now your own husband. JOHN P. VAN NKS8" The court at this stage of the proceedings, after a teaon ot six huurv, iiyomwil until to-morrow, at 10 'clock

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