Newspaper of The New York Herald, January 12, 1847, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated January 12, 1847 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERAI.D. = " ' ' !!"' nrr 1 ? ?'111 " Stw York, Tui ad My, January 1*4, 1U47. AfTali? In WashingtonThe movement# in the capital are now highly interesting. The iuoreaaed expente# ol the gov D' uiiinii ur^iu i J iiL/juiu uic t?c?j one. A coord ng to all accounts, the Committee ol Ways and Means of the House were to report yes terday in favor of an inuo of twenty-three millions of Treasury notes bearing an interest of six per cent per annum. I( they have done so they will probably be sustained by a major! ty ol Congress, and the government will thus he placed in possession of ample means, ample 1 or the present, to carry on the war with some tlrow of vigor One letter reached us yesterday However, which stated that the oommittee would recommend a loan. Tue Lieutenant Generalship is considered uncertain, but it will probably be finally adopted.? It appears to be diificult for a portion of the members of Congress to seo the necessity of creating such an office. Thojr think that Taylor, Scott, or Gaines, po-sess sufficient talents to conduct the war to an honorable conclusion. This effort to Croat? a Lieutenant General for the ariny, and, a -o, that to raise ten additional regiments of reguI I...... I .1... I ! uiltli n litflA ectra republicanism. They wish to overthrow tlii extra-high oflloe, ami turn i~e ten regiments into volunteers, giving the latter the wholesome privilege of electing their own ollieers. Wiiile the politicians arc making these movements, the administration, we understand, are perfecting our commercial system with foreign nations. We stated the other day that a treaty hal been in ida with the Zoll Vereiu. That, we arc led to believe, is nicorrect. We mentioned at the time that we had our doubts of its correctness. There was a treaty made, however, with Hanover?a commercial treaty, giving as some advantages not before enjoyed. It is pie.siu to see that in the midst of a war with one nation, our relations of amity and commarc-, with the otuer powers of the world are made more perfect and lasting. The .Vows from .tleilci ?-Action, Action, Action ! It would app'ar from the tenor of the last news fro n M -xico, that the prospect of peace between the United States and that country is as remote as ever, and th?at nothing is left for us but to procure one by fortss of arms. 13/ this news we are informed that the constitu- | eat Congress of Mexico takes the same ground | that Santa Anna, in his letter to General Taylor, on the breaking of the convention, intimated they would, and refuses to enter into negotiations lor ! vac.: until our forces are withdrawn from their territory, and our navy removed from her ports. The stupid and dogged obstinacy which animates thai Congress is characteristic of the Mexicans; N?t, after making ail due allowances for thev peculiar disposition, wc did htpe that they would see th?> folly and ma-'nes* of procrastinating a struggle ro manifestly unequal, and in which the members of that body, who, we would suppose, are some of the best informed men in the country, cannot but know Mexico will reap .neither honor nor profit. Although we hoped for a better decision from the Mexican Congress, yet this news, if true, is sa"sfsctory in one point of view. It convinces us Chit we may give up "11 hope of any overture o( !> ice coining from Mexico; and that, in the words ?t Gen Scott, we must conquer one by our arms if we wish to see a termination of the war. This is satisfactory, because there lias always been a lingering hope that Mexjeo would see the error of her ways, and beg for a termination of hostilities, in order to prevent annihilation. In this we are disappointed, and, of course, there is but one plan left. Tnere i* another view of this news, which, we th'nk, is worthy of consideration at the present time. In Santa Anna's last letter to Gen. Taylor, in reply to the hope of the latter that the Mexican Congress would propose terms of peace, he stated that the constituent Congress would no doubt act for the interests of the country, but he di I not believe that any proposition to that etlVct wou'd bo tendered by them until the American army and navy were withdrawn. These are precisely the words used by the constituent Congress, if the news published in yesterday's Herald be true. Now this answer from a proud nation is na'ural enough. When we consider that Herrcra, the head and f ront of the p.-ace party, was elected to that Congress, we can account for their answer to our proposition by inferring that Santa Anna, actuated no doubt by motives of persona! aggrandiz -rnent, has succeeded in obtaining some undue influence over that body, by which he renders them subservient to his purposes. He has, probably, assua.ed their dosire to make peace, by assuring them that Mexico is not yet beaten, notwithstanding Palo Alto, llesaci dc It Palina, and Monterey, and following the tone of the English journals, thi t an invading amiy is almost always successful at first, but, that reverses are certain to follow victory ? that it is only necessary for Mexico to hold out and prorras'iHote the tear till the tiek'y seat on ?hall come, when the vomito and yellow fever will carry off cur soldiers t>y J/rowMirfs?and after one-third or one-hall of our army shall have been cut off by disease, that then will be the time to propose a peace, and gain better terms than they can at the present time, when onr troops are in good spirits, nn?l animated by a desire to achieve more glory and renown. Arguments like these, we have no doubt, were used by Santa Anna with effect, and we think it very lfkely that the response ol the Mexican Congress is only a re-echo of what Santa Anna stated to Gen. Taylor. The time for action in our Congress has now come; men and money must bo voted without e'int, and any member who disregards the duty hmwes himself and li s country by talking ol r. a very, and refusing to second the President in administering a rnujie that will decide the war before the sickly season sets in, is no friend to his country. There is no use in mincing words or terms? the tune for declamation has gone by. We mean precisely what we say, that he is no friend to his country who, for petty political purposes, hesitates to vote such means as will bring the stupid and dogged Mexicans to their senses, and annihi late them U necessary. The word now must be action ! action ' ac. lion! First UiotMRNr United States Dragoons.? In looking over the report of " The Secret Instructions to our Generals and Commodores,' :,ome time since published in this paper, we observe that m November last orders were seni from General Scott to General Kearny, to proceed with this line regiment of United States Drag ;ons to Upper California, and, " alter having established a temporary civil government them in," to leave the Unitpd States Dragoons there in charge of Colonel Mason, and return wnh only a LutHcient escort to St. Louis, Missouri. In consequence ol information subsei{uemt) received front Colonel Fremont by General Koai xty, while on his march thiiher, lie was inducei to send back the greater part of the force will which ho had started, and to proceed onward with quite a small portion of his regiment. How ever wise this plan of sending 011 the first Kegi merit of United States Dragoons to Californis night have l>eeu at the time it was originall formed, and, however mtieh this description r lor b needed there?the present condition c New Mexico, and the Mexican war in genera), ! , as well as ttie recent liberal otters made by : mounted volunteers for an armed occupation of Upper California?will render such a project now, we are confident, very unpopular with the Secretary o! War. By the very last accounts received from Santa t'e, New Mexico, we find that five , hundred horses had been stolen from our troops | , by the Indian* ; and the present state of the war and early advance of our army into the open i ojuntry and plains ol Mexico will, according to < the opinion of experienced military men, require a J decided increase of our regular cavalry. Under such circumstances, we feel assured that die ' War Department will afford ?o the brave men and gallant ollicers of the fir<t dragoons, a field j v worthy of their discipline and valor, und in which , both may he made inest useful to the oountry. 1 . Tsisti .a tn tl.lu sammnnt unil ths? ?rmv ft? Ufoll no economy to the country, oppose its being *ent to I, a region so remote, when the good ol the service t demands its presence so much nearer borne. 1 Of latigues arid hardships, the first dragoons < have had their lull'share; an opportunity ol win- ' ning honorTin a " stricken Held" is now molt j t assuredly due to them. I ? Jt is, doubtless, in view of these objects that the I J Department have it in contemplation, as wo ' I learn, to send to California a force of mounted ' < volunteers ; for ul'hough the war in California, I as lur as Mexico is concerned, may have termi- i nated for the present, it is obvious that the un. 1 settled state oi society there, the uncertainty of J i the continued allegiance of the inhabitants to our t j government, and particularly the Irequencynni j I extent ol Indian depredation, would afford ample L I emp oyment lor our dragoons. Nevertheless, i " there is no doubt that tliiskind of service will be j equally well perfoi tried by mounted volunteers, j and at lar less expense to the government; espe- , r cial'y ifo'ganized under the admirable p>lan pro- 1 * | posed by Colonel Duff, of this city. We, our- j 1 selves, know quite a number of active, re- i 8 spoctable, and intellig-nt young men, most de- ' a | sirous of thus serving and settling in that country, ' i who would form the very best description ol c force at the smallest expense to the govern- ? mem ; and, at the same time, exert a most be- c I nefici&l influence on the future prosperity of j j that country. Men who would have an interest j I in the'od of that distant territory, and make it i I their home, would doubtless most cheerfully and t ' eltW-'ivrly defend it, and thus render the great t expense and 11 justice ol sending our gallant dra- r I noons so far from home, altogether unnecessary. f The war must now gs on with vigor. b The Texan Trouble.?The Seizure of Santa Fx. , ?The manner in which the Texan press has recently assailed Mr. Polk, ostensibly on account of ? General Kearney's operations in Santa Fe, has F excited some little astonishment among the faith- d ful wherever the articles have been read. They s are bo'h astounded and mortified at the course j these Texan editors have thought proper to take? ! astounded at their bold assumption, and mortified ' i because their course walks into some of the poliI *ical calculations of the day. g If the popular principle of State rights?a grave P and important principle, is to be discussed and is t j at issue in this matter, is it proper or dignified t , they ask, to assail Mr. Polk with such language t, | as the following, which we cut Irom an article > extracted from the Austin New Era of December , 19, and published in our paper of yesterday Who is this man Polk, that ha should ha permitted to trample under foot the civil polity of the United Slate* of Am?rica. at hi* pleasure, and no man dara to assert that 1 he is a usurper 7 By what extraordinary puMic service k or private virtue, did he become entitled to the exalted e 1 atatiou which lie now occupiea, and which he is so sis- . i nally disgracing by acta of marked criminality, strongly 11 | tending to the subversion of our free institutions, and the u ' dual severance of the sacred honds of th# federal Union! ' Was it not altogether a fortuitous circumstance that I caused his unexpected and wholly unmerited elevation | to the chief nmgistrucy of the United States I Who would havn thought three years ago, that this mushroom 1 creature of stump and barbecue notoriety, wnul > become j 1 in a lew years, as conspicuous for his criminal efforts to 1 underinin" the foundation of American liberty as an Ar! no Id or a Burr 7 This is apparently liatfooted ; but on carefully j perusing the article from which we ulco the above j extract, we are lrd to believe that something ! more than honest indignation prompted the auI thor to use this language. tVo tbiuk that we can discover in it a glance ut the Presidential election ol ltt-18. The more we refircion it the more we are convinced that this paper, from which we extract, and oth?r Texan papers, aro under the control a spirit behind the curtain, who may think, perhaps, that lie can throw one section of the huge I paws off the track of the next presidency, and I rn,UF.?t I.!. u.?k:.. .1 : l-.l?i ? IUJ??CUV? Uia vwtt aiuuitiuuo UC31JJU3. iliUOOU, WO , think the concluding paragraph tells this plainly: ' This proves conclusively, that lie its msn whose heart j : U too callous to ever tie wanned by the glow of one generous or honorable impulse ; and that he is wholly . unlit to be longer entrusted with nn office of io high and responsible a character as that of President of the United . Stan i. Such e man ii a curte to the hody-politio, and a disgrace to the epithet of a republican. This may he regarded as the breaking of the j , ice, and we should not be much surprised, to see i this quesrion of State rights, and the official con- j duct ol Gen. Kourney, made the ground of a teri nble onslaught 011 tlie administration during the r present session of Congress, for the purpose of J j robbing him of the (dat that he may cam in the t management of the war from the time of its com- ' mencemeat to the present time, when he is anx- i lously awaiting the voting of men and money to ' ' bring it to a close. We shall, on this account, i 1 anxiously watch the course of the Texas delega- ] I tion in Congress. j With these few remarks, wo dismiss the affair for the present. Lath feom South America.?By the bark Harmony, Capt. Macoduck, wo have files of Rio j Janeiro papers to the ltiih November. Dates from Montevideo had been received to the 1 j 1st of November. On the 21th General Rivera . I 1-Ttfor the Vaccas. and it was amnd that Orifu* 1 I had left Cerrito in the same direction, probably^ j they had soon alter met. Letters from Buenos Ayres state that General I Rosa* had cut otr all communication with Entre j R.os As to the reported treaty celebrated between | Corrientes and Entre Kios, nothing had been publicly known in Buenos Ayres. The Bri ish man-ol'-war schooner Dolphin, running as a packet, was to leave Montevideo for Rio , o i the 2li h. The U. S frigate Columbia wna to sail lor Montevideo in a few days. A horrible shipwreck had taken place on the | 1 coast of Brazil, near Bahia oI the Swedish ship I Bronzi, by which some thirty hves were lost, and ! a large amount of property destroyed?many of the crew were actually starved to death. The project of a canal through the Isthmus of ' I Suez to Panama, is much spoken o( in the Brazilian papers. It is recommended as a feasible ' project, but detrimental to the interests of the government. ' | Further adwn-es from Montevideo state that the Oriential government had closed all cointnunicat tion with the camp of Oribe, and that Rivera . was at Vaccas organizing hi? forces; Oribe not j . having as yet mot him. [ SVe find nothing in the journals connected with I lie > vim mrrim transports ; ill met, WO Con tit milCtl ' whether port was made hy them at all on the | eastern coast. Fair weather wouUt haee carried j them directly round the Horn. MeTEOEOLOOICAJ, VAl.t'R OF the Tl'.KORAFH.? \ While a snow storm ia raging here, we can aseerj, tain whether snow ia falling at the same time in t Albany, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Hoston, Syra. i cuse, Washington, & ; , fcc , ?ka , &->. rm: Hxtalii pi)r KtJRort will ho puhhahad i y neit Saturday in time (or the foreign mails. i! lira Mail' ?Tin' ?iorm interfered very hide il j With the mails. * m uilol. Italian oricba.?There wee another array of beauty ; and faahion latt tTtnint, to litteu to the muaio of " Linda ili I hamouni," and it never hit been preaented with tl e i briilant of latt evening. All present were delightej, at the deafening applaute more than once testified. La 1 Barilla ia certainly a aweet songstress : aha improve' nightly, while Pico nobly sustains and adds to her well ( earned reputation. Beneventano now suits his thunder , beta to the capacity of the building, and Deneditti's ten >r it as sweet and harmonious at harmony itself. The ' ipera is certainly better than any we have hitherto had, ind we rejoice in the evidences cf its success, exhibited 1 n the numerous audiences nightly present. Let it con- ' inuo as it has conimeucod.andall will bo well, both tho lublio and the managers Madame Abl-tmowicx, l!ie popular vocalist, intends,we inderstand, to give a conceit iu Brooklyn on Tuesday I ivening next. ^ Theatricals. , Pass Thbatsk ?The patrons of the Park wsrs lsst I light gratified with the re-api>?arancs on the hoards of bat theatre of Mrs. Mason, formerly .Miss Km ma Wheat- j sy, whose retirement fiom the stage a fow years since, ! tutcd so much regret. Her receptiifti was marked by inbounded applaure- in f.ict, it seemad as if tho an lience hnd recovered a long lout treasure, and could not no ardently testify their pleasure ut its restoration. We lo no*, remember an instance whole so much enthusi- , ism wns displayed, as was last night at tho Park, and lohly noes Mrs. Mason deserve the compliment that was. laid her. Never did we sue the part (of Juliet, which.Mrs j dsson personvted last night) het'ei or more faithfully mooted, t an it was hy this bdv?it wns in luct mrfect- beyond criiicism. The unljmi'ed declaratioii if lore, the alternate storms of ispture, despair end men- j .1 ...... ,1. i,., ! i,?? ...1 "? an""}? ?' "? ?? irai mi mi} lopi-s, were ell depicted in n natural utid beautiful man- i ler. Alter the fall of Ibo curtain on the laid scene, Mr* i davonwas culled out end received udditioual compli- , nents liotn the audience. cheers woe given heartily, mlkwohM were waved by the bullae end gentlemen n't be boxen, end bouquets wore showered upon her by l ter admiren. ell of which weie received with the grace ud modesty clmaeieristic of lbgh talent. Mr. WbealJ-y tendled the part of Romeo in exceeding good taite. Be idea having a commanding fgurn, he possesses all ha other requisites of cood actor, and appear* o have s'.ulieJ deeply end pruited much by hie eliremout from the atage, which he now return* o with hi* aiiter. The witty, gny and courage- 1 iui Merculio received amplu justice from Mr. Jyott, whom we consider uiio(|?n)ie<! in thin part. Of dr Bellamy'* Catnilt. very 1 .tie. if anything favorable. ' an lie said. flit oxclom ?ion?''H* ! let me see her," | liter the nurse finds Jul el dead, ai she thought, wa* de- i iverod in extremely bad taste, and received unequivocal i narki of disapprobation from the audience With the I ixception of a tew defect* liko thi* the play went otf < iJmiiHbly. Mia. Mason and Mr. Whealley will appear i hit evening in the "Oamoaier,1' after which the comedy ! >f "Unit to the Mill," will be performed. Bowr.nr?The " Yew Tree Ruin" was produced here ait evening with entire success, and by a powerful cast, rbis grand melo-dmmatic spectacle possesses rich attracions, and drew togethei vustciowJs,who tilled the house oils utmost capacity. Mr. Neafie as Sir Wilfred Ten- ' t.tk I'lttrli* a* V ? Ifti.t ii.n Tf Avnlinn in.l Vp,pil,< u VUn. ( ice Waruie, performed in a m"nner highly creditable i it their talent*. Hudaway, aa Price Pelican, kept the ' ouse con*ulied with laughter. Mrs Booth aa Nancy 1 libble, alio displayed much comic humor, aud the whole ' ieoe went ott'with entire sathdaction Miss S. Drake j nd Mr. Lbupman having been engaged, have added con- I tderably to the rich attraction* of the houae. Mr. ! ache's benefit ia Axed for tlii* evening. Hia claims are ; :rong and numeroua, and we feel aaaured that hia Bowe- 1 y Irienita will give him a bumper house on the occa- ; ion His bill will be found of the. best and most popular i .ascription "Speed the Plough," the ".Siamese Twins," nd "Torn Cringle," will be preaented. Uo and see. am?aicai?Cihcus.?We had another grand petformnee here laat evening The attoniihing feats of the cn- 1 ire company drew forth the moat cnthusiaalic plaudits /inderelle, May Fly, and the Fighting Poniea, again deighted the house hy their astonishing feats. Messrs | Isnds, Myers, Buggies, Carroll, Conover, Mosely, the | lopular little Jesse snd Mr. W. O Dale, all continue to j ustaiu the high reputation of this talented company of i questrians, Itc. be. The vast crowds that nightly flock 1 tore, is the best teat ofthe high talents of the perform- ! rs, and ol the high degree ot training under which the ivautiful animals May Fly, Cindeielia, the Fighting Polios, and Tom Thumb, are kept by Mr. Bands. Kvery dmirer of Ana athletic amusement, in our city, should iait the circus. City Intelligence. The Weathex?Sleiohijio?Bells and Belles.? 'he snow storm, which commenced on Saturday night, .apt up a merry scattering of white flakes until mother arth was not only mantled with snow, but buried up to he depth of some six inches. The storm did not cease intil yesterday about mid day. The sleighs turned out n the aitarnoon with their holiday trimmings; private i stablishments tripped mincingly along the street, in all j he pride-af aristocratic exclusiveness; the great beauti ! ill onu4b*s sleighs caaie dashing through Broadway j lied with merry sleigkridsrs, and the active cartmen aok this epportunity te skew what their nogs coald do. j Phe bells jingled, the belles laughed, and the beanx I ' utibed their ears in delight, while the urchins gathered , | nowball* and threw thuin, from obscure cornera, into , 1 he midat of the il-eting group i, and the little rascals J lanced in greet glee wl en lliey taw the con,motion : vhirh tbeit dampening missies produced. Cut the oven- ' ng brought tue gayest time, tor then, the business of the ] lay having beo'i ln'rd, liundr-ds turned out to en I oy the pleasure ot a ?1< igh ride. The proprietor* of the imnibua Jinea, sagsr.iuiw men, knew juat how it I soul J be, and ao furnished auch numbers of thoce < tomtnodious vehicle* oi theira aa ma^e it quite possible or all who wiabed to g t a ride at the low price of 1*4 canti. The Dry Duck line, and the Kast Broadway ' me vie with eat h other in tae putiiotiam evinced by ha naming of their sleighs Ueneial Taylor ii paintod i* large a* lite on front of one. while otheia bear the mmcm <11 "Ringgold,'- 'Taiu Alio," " Hough and Hr.ady," 4c. The merriment wa< kept up until a late hour, ihewing a determination on the part of all concerned to naka the moat of the opportunity thus ulforded them to injoy the pleasure of the leuiou. 1 o tact, New YotU can to a little ahead of vuy thing we know ot in the sleigh.rig line. The weather promise* tair for a run of this < tuid ef pleasure ju-t now, and we advise all who want o know how it is done, ju it to tske a look at Broadway i it about 11 o'clock, on almost any pleasant day wbii* i he mow laats. I I I Daxcinb.?Tho first annual Cambrian Ball will tuKa , dace at the Minerva rooms next Fri lay evening. We 1 < reuturo to say that there will ho a rare iissotnblagA of ] leauty, and a plentiful fund of amusement; those who iko to put their " foot in it," had better go. j Ehina Ball.?This greet ball wilt take place this eve* ling at Cottle tiardeu. The proceeds of it oetug for the upport oixi maintenance ef the numerous little otphaus ' .f the Prince street Orphan Asy lum, we trust and hope ! tiat they will bo large and sufficient lor the purpose? j rtio Almighty in his wttdom, Has removed the natural j protectors of theto dest tutc iitile children from among j in, and they aro dependent on thn bounty of the public for their tuppott aud oduca'ion. it canuot be that their ippeul will he denied ; on the contrary, it cannot be but I flint it will be promptly responded to. by the benevolent j portion of our citizens, especially the adopted cihieas. 1 win) are, in fi uth anu lact, the guardisns appointed by I Heaven to till the place-' of thuir parents, Let us see what a generous sum will De collected Irom the sale of tickets. LrcTuaas KutrTiAtv AffTiquiTiKS.?Mr. Oliddou delivered his fourth lecturo on Fgyptian Aatiqtii'iea, ai the Mechanics' Hall, 473 Broadway, last evening. There was a flood number of listeners present, who seemed much interested in the remarks oi the lecturer. The subject ot this, as well as the lecture before, and the one to lollow, relates to muranullcatiou?its origin and anti 1 quity ;the history end characteristics ol the art, as it pro- 1 (tressed from its first introduction to iis greutest pet fee- : tion Mr. U. made some curious remarks, liscaed by I haures, in respect to the cost of embalming. Sis. Dividuur I the Kg> ptiaua into three ciaisea, tliu eauinated coit of ' embalming' would bo $1 ,'J/M each , foi those of the llrrt or moat o|iuleut close; three linn trod dollars each lor thoee ' of the middle, and twenty dollata for tlieth rd or poorost claaa; but even the Urgett of theae aums iocs not approach the amount expended in embalming the kiu.fe, or even the pria-ta and prophets. 'I ho amount of cloth u?ed in bandaging the inummiea vaned Irorn 360 to three equate yanle, anil nearly threo milliona of yarda ot ihia matjrial was tnua applied e v?-iy year, coating, at the lower estimate, upwurae of fl60H00. The Egyptian*, mnat, theretoie, dining the time ot which the lecturer poke, have used about eight fcllliona ol dollars worth el linen, in which to wrap iheu mummies To givn aome ilea of the vaat number of mumm.Aed bodies which are coutained in the immense cemeturies of Kgypt. Mr. li. auowad, | ?y authnnt e calculation, that il they ware placed in a line, (tllowiug men one 18 inchea ol width.) ihcy would lorm a belt equal In length to twelve tunes the ciicumterrnee ol the earth, anil soniethirg tu s;nrr. The lecturer gave tne tiunslation* ol lome ol the hieraglipbieal inicrip join found upon tne coffins which encased the emhalnied bodie*. an I concluded by romu le(lrrtioni upon the comparative state of civiltr j'ion ol our ancestors and the Egyptian*, when these mummiea v?j-ecinienn of which were heime the audience.) were made We. he laid, were probably indebted to the in for the discovery, or ne'e custody ot the *o rula* ot nit or a ienro, the application ofwhich afterwm da enabled Columbus to make the vo> age,which resulted in tberfisrovety ot the western continent, but) continued he, c mi l he (pointing to the mummy of the Egyptian sage beforn him) coma back now. he would find that we nad been apt pupils, and might ttnd himaelf as'onithed ut what we could show him in the way of magnetic telogrupha, steamboats, railroad*, daguerreot>pea, fcc. The audience replied to hii bow at the conclusion by roundly applauding the lectureer. Ftaav Accidf.i?t.?By iome meant or other, the machinery of the Jeraey Cliy ferry boat got out of order lait night, about 11 o'clock, which precluded her Irom moving ont of the slip. At the tune we left hui, 1 o'clock A M , the ferry maater on thi? ?ide was m iking signals for tba purpose ol hiving another boa', tiro 1 up, to go to the relief of the pass-ngeis, mauy ol whom woro men of family, u:.d whuae absence liem their homes would probably cause it great deal of uneasiness. Fmr Alarm?There was an alarm of fire last evening about * o'clock. It was the work ol some n ug in tho Sih district. Bi'onaff Drath ?A colored mm yesterday ulerroon west into the counting.house of Messrs. Witliingroo, Francis & Welsh, coifen roaster*, f*o. 7 llu'oh street, to transact some business for a vessel to which ha h?longed, si was supposed and while thus ergiiged, loll down aslfioa lit. and before medical aid cool I h* piocmed, he was a corpse. The coroner was called to view the I The amount of direct t ixos tiald into the Htate treasury of Mai)land, last year, wua *467,4 W. 1 Common Council. Board Aihuant Aldcrmr* ? Neil Gray, Erq. Pieaident, in the chair Sew* > in nth Street?Petition of aundry peraona for a Mw?r io 34 th atreet. from the 3d to 3d avenuea Referred. Monument to Washington -Petition o( Jamea M Barnea ' b and uncneroui other., for a location for the erection of a i monument to the memory of Waahington, in the city of i C New Vork?Relet rod h Confinement of Wit*??ar<?Petition'^ in behalf ofcer- j fi toin peraoni who are detained in confinement aa wit- i v, n aoea?Itefen t'd , o Jtppointment of Header?Reaolution in favor of ap- tl pointing Win MAcKellah, Aaaiatant <Jle< k of thia Board ? Adopted K Donation to Fireman'* Fund.? Resolution ia favor of : tl making the uaual dunutiou ot ^1,000 to the h'nnmen'a fund?Adopted ; tl Donation to Harvard Unirereity.? Reaolution in favor i ?f tranamltting to the Librarian of Harvard Univeraity H [in acoordan.'u with a lequeet Irom that gentl?man) a d?- e nation of docuineuta of the Common Council, and pepara h tonn-cted with the hi^tery of'lie city II Srocnth bistrivt Folic*?Reaolution in favor of te- b ]uaating the May or to communicate to thia Board his tea- j tone for uot qualifying a perauu cap ain of tho 7th war I , tl ;>olice who had been legally appouitea to that office by tl its Alderman and Aaaiatant Alderman of that ward? I adopted. I tl .Valine lfntnilal ?Reaolution in favor of inquiring i ai rito the opernti >u and character of tho liw authorizing tl i Jorge appropriation for the Marino Hospital on Stuteu Island. V Col Hurntlt and Ike Jippropt tat ion?Resolution in w 'avor of t)>? Mayor addreisiug a letter to I oh Ward B el Burnett, for flie purpose ol' reguestinf him to furnieh 'lie a Y'cmmon Council with a detailed statvuieut of the man- si rar iu which the $(>,000 lec.cntly appropriated for the use tc >f the voluutrers undor his command, have been die- d irilmted. Adopted. d Monty for Public Scbooh.?Report and resolution in " 'avor of depositing certain moneys to the credit of tne a dourd of Idducntion, lor wind eclioels. Adopted. r Taxation, jltien Passengers and What fate ?Report j tl ind resolution in lavor of mmnoraliziiig the legislature te | ? >as? lawn authorizing the assessiueut and collection of a i> ax on all property in the city?the levy and collection b >f a v. harfago tax on all poo ls shipped or landed over the v whstves? payment of a commutation fee of from one to E itroa dollars by ail pntseuirors (uther than citizens ot w Maw Vorh) who uiey hereafter ariive in this port lrom h Europe?Adopted. ti Jilurm llell ? Resolution in favor of authorizing Stan- I tl on street Church boll to be rung iu cases ot lire, at an [ h ixpenso of $00 per annum, for one year, or until a regular I <ilsrm b.-U shall huvo been put up in the eastern sec- K ion of the city?Adopted I St. Jehn't Park?b esolntion from the Board ef Alder- j n in a, in favor of flagging iidewak around St. John's h 'ark ?Non concurred iu li liloominzdale Road?Resolution from the same, iu 11 Yivor of causing Bloomingdale road, between 44th v iud ;>4ih street* to be MaoAdamited? Concurred in. s lOl liS...-J ? Daanliilinn frnrr, Iks d lame, in favor of leaaing the building now occupied by j p ha Police of the lSth Ward, for n period of fire yearn, at ' r in annual reut of $400?Concurred in. b Station Houtt for the 4th IKard? Resolution in favor of ? mthonzing the Alderman and Asaiatant Alderman of the 1

Ith Ward, to aelect and report a more auitable place for h i Station Houae in the 4th Ward, than that now occupied I >y the Police?Adopted 1 The Board then adjourned. c e Police liitehl|(enaa, b Jar. 11th?J! New Way to Raise the Wind.? Quite a 11 'eepecta'de looking young man, reaiding in Delaware 0 sounty, by the name of Jamea l'uylor, entered the police " ifhce yesterday with quite a long face, and accoatiDgone 4 if the olttcera reined hia tale of woe. It appeara tbia * vaa hia flrat riait to tbia city, and having read of the ? rarioua aighta to be aeen in tbia great city of Oothaoi, Vlt determined not to leave without having a peep at the 0 ouch talked about Five Peinta, that he might return " >. ck home and relate to all hia country frienda 01 he "big aighta" thua wiiueaaed. Therefore, to ful>1 hia deane, he atrolled along Centre atreet? D oworda Anthony atreet, and when near the corner he u iras met by rather e genteel looking man, who, seeing Cl ,e waa a stranger in the city. asked bim whereabouta w le waa going?to which he replied that be was from the w ountry, and felt deaireua < f aeeing the celebrated Five " 'olnta before he returned home. Oh, aaid the young ? nan, if that'a the caac, I'm just the man you want; ?a I'm " in M. P, officer, I'll show you all the "big aighta" for $2 Well, aaid Taylor, I'll give you and be much ob- n iged to you tar your kindneaa into the bargain. I' to off thov went together towards the Pointa? ' when the M. P. Mid, " lookay hare" my friend, .* Galore we go any further, I wish to aay that all the fel- '' owe we go umongat are thievea and pick pocket* round J] :hene 'Piute," ami you had better do aa all other viaitera 11 lo when I ahow thorn round theae "diggioa." Give your watch and pocket book, with your money, to me for 0 safe-keeping. If not, 1 cannot "bo ree|K>nsible for your v money I've known many a man to loae liie money while going around with me, becauae he thought ha sould take care of it himeelf batter than I I * sould. Well, aaid Mr. Taylor, if auch ia the euetom of the place, 1 am willing to comply, ' being, aa it ia, for my aafeguard. " Come," aaid tbo M. {j P.," follow me," taking Taylor into a email room at the j1 rear of a Dutch grocery, whore a very dim looking 11 penny candlu waa flickering in one corner of the room d 'Now," aaid the MP., "you can hand over your . watch and pockot book to me, where we are not aeen, 11 Cor were any ot theae desperate chapa to aee yon give a even me the propeity, they would aa leave knock me ? dow n and roll me aa not " Upon theae aolicitationa Tay- r lor handed liini the watch, worth $36, and bia pocket j? beok containing fifty-five dollar*, aod aeveral valuable re- j' ceipta and notes; and off they atarted, Taylor in high glee < '! of hit anticipated t:cat They atrolled along Anthony , ' itreet, looking into several dance houaea,until they came ; * to "Cow bay when the M. P. took Mr. Taylor into a ! n black dance houae, where he waa completely atruck I v with the novelty of the scene, in the form of all shade* ' " grouped together, tripping it on the light fantaatic toe to ' K ttie aweet strains of the fiddle, played hy a stropping hig v collow weurh, uud the tarationne, fusion hy u little 1 hunchbacked, one-eyed tluikie, to the tune of the Polka v The M P. seeing too offset it produced upon the utiaua- j1 pecting countryman, ml to bin, "hold on hero a mo ' merit, my friend, while 1 go oat and bring in v a little darkie who can give you a real nigger 1 break down;" a d suiting,the action to the word, stepped ! out Taylor waited and waited over on hour, expecting 11 every tauoieut to aee hiot return, when, at Inst, feeling ' vet y uneasy, be muxtcro.l up courage enough jo speak j to tho negro bar-keeper, in the dance house, asking ! I Utm wlieu ha expested that officer to return " What 1 officer 1" aaid the, uegro, laughing. " Why," said Tay- I1 lor, " tho M. P. that ( rant in with " " Yah ! yah ! u \uh'"i?id the dnrki*. laughing out with a perfect roar. 9 ' you cull dtt chan uu M P.. do ye I Why f why 7? d it I j' ebap is no II. I' Oat it ' Slippery Mike,' ob 3e ' Pints '" I At this icmsik a coiJswoat no ail over the country mi';, ' uut only at finding he wen rubbed of h'? watch and mo- " uey, but bow to gut out of thii den All the horror' c.una \ over nun of being n.urdoted, buried alive, and h!1 such " pit-asset thoughts, Ijii uvea minifying all into robhera, P cutthroats und murJitere , bow to get out wu the uev ' question. However, ut last he scrotved up his courage, '' mudo a bold pusil lor tho door which led to the itroet, u snd finding no ie*i- tsnco, took the tint itreet he caono * :o, not d?i trig to look behind for fear of seeing aornc mon iter behwni nim, ready to cut hi* llitoat, until ho found linuell in Centre itreet, andfioin thence ho ?oon hurried lioiou I > hie hoarding houee minus hie money uui watch c Several cap. tt officers are in aeaich of ' Slippery Mike," t buthe hunt one of the mnet cuuning tbievei on the t Five Pointe, it will be soma time iu all probability before ttiey succeed in making the arrest t Uurxlury ? home burglar* secreted themselves on Sn. 1 turduy uiglit, iu the store* occupied by Froderick Ave- 1 ry, and JO P. k. A. Pott, Nos. 44 and 40 Front street, and < after the closing of the store by the ownors, these raa- 1 cals broke open the desks, turning all lha paper* and 1 other article* np tide down, evidently in toareh of I money. In this, however, they weia mistaken, no tne < ney having been left witbia their reach; conscipjently ' they were compelled to depart empty handed. I eg /.mry-riii a fix? Officer Alexander Mmith, tho efli ctent alia the of the Alms House, arrested yesterday a < lawyer hy the aamn of John 8 , on a warrant itsuad I by Justice Drinker, on the complaint of a young black ' girl hy the name of Sophia Curtis, wberein he stands charged with being the parent of a little responsibility, 1 w hieh is about to become a burden to the city and county ofNew York. The girl stated that sue was only 14 years of age, and that she bed been intimately acquainted with Mr. S . at his place of business. No. Nassau ' stroet, tor the last three' year a, in dinting hia booka and 1 beetling hia olfica in order, which reaulted in the above little accident. 7VucAiny on Me Point! ?Officer Murry, of the 8th ward, ariea'ed yekleruay a woman called Ann Smith, on u cliuige ef robbing a men by the name of William Kelly, of (1 J >, while in u iien oi intamy located on the Kive Points. Justice bunker locked him up lor trial. itoliirry of Silver.?Sojie sneaking thief on Sunday afternoon, about tour o'clock, entered the basement of . tho dwelling. No O.'i Kranklin atreet, occupied by Mr, M. 1- Andrea a, und Mo e therelrom four silver table apoona. ta o dessert apuona, two tea pooua, and a butter knife, vulued in ull at >-Jtl The tliiel made his escape Pickpocket! in Sltifhi ? Now that the sleighing seaaon Iraa commenced, nil persona ahould lie very tarelul io visiting the omnibus sleighs, fur they will aurely be j well attended by the pickp icketa; eapecially the Dry Deck and Uroadway linea. Ladiea ahould he particularly careful of gonMcmen wuo wear short oioaks, for jutt aa aura aa they ciowd alongside ao mre their handa will ba into tbe lad) 'a pocket in aearch ol her purse- ae readers bear this in mind, aaJ endeavor to datect them if poaaiDle Common 1'lene. Beioie Judge Daly. Jai 11 ? Thnmiii Dunaldwn tie Lawrence Brnutr ? Tbia waa en action ol trover for Rockaway Carriaga ? Tho plaintiff proved tbe bill of aale and a receipt Dafence waa that tnete waa an account betwee . the plaintill and defendant, en one ot which tbe defendant claimed a bjlance ol $180. an I that it waa for that amount the receipt w?a given, and not lor the payment of the price ofthe cam go. Sealed verdict this morning. Kor plainiid, Mi. Cochrane, for dafandant Mr. N. B Blunt. Before Judge Ingraham. John Wm Jeff an vi Henry Eldred? Thie waa an action ol trespass. Tho plaintiff had leased premises from defendant, in winch lease waa a covenant that the rent should lie paid in advance if the defendant should ao re ijulre. The defendant accordingly isaued a landlord's warrant. ntairaineu iuu pisiouii guuua, nn-i ??,u mim. ? The plaintiir alleged that under the law of IS4J the distress was illegal, inasmuch aa that lawaboliihed diatraaa lor rent, and mat at ail events the defendant should have made a demand beiore the levy waa made, which he had not done. The defence tvsa Arid that the rent waa due; second that the demand waa ma.ia immediately before the levy, and third that the act of IH4J was unconstitutional Judge Ingraham nnd it waa Arat necessary for the defendant to aliow that tliera waa rant due at the time of the dirtreaa In hia opinion he had shown tbera waa; wi'h regal d to the heat defence it waa necessary for the defendant to notify the plaintiff holore he uimle the le.vy ; be also showed that the demand waa made, el though the l?>v. y iaimedistaly followed. With regard to 1 the law of H4J that act was not in force until alter the . contract was mada,and the Legislature could not, in his opinion, without a violation of lha couditu. inn, revoke a I previous coatrsct. The jury lound for the delcudaiit without leaving their seats for plaintiff Mr D. Kg?u? for defendant ex-ltccorder Talmadge. It commenced mowing in Philadelphia on Ann Jay, at | BOOB ^ Oyer and Terminer, Trinl of Huti for tKt Aturier of Kit Wif Before Judge Edmorli end Aldermen Hut end Foot, John McKeon, District Attorney. Jaw. 11.?The court met at 10o clock. Prisoner too i* uiuai place by hW counsel. The court was erowder < M?uTurHi a Loso testified lie law the prisoner i anal street, at the shooting gallery. in August last; b latiner vai strange; he u,ed sometimes to laugh an sraetime* swear; bis brother was there anil askeil hi] hut he was about t He told him that he was not afrai f him and that he coul.l lick him. He acted like on tat was crazy or rexed Croii-en:untied?Wo have sparring matches at th allery Mr. Corse and several others have sparred i ?e gallery Jo'irii Bhkwks, equestrian performer, corrohoratt is testimouy of former witness. Crotftaaminrd -1 don't know a woman named Am owe; I was not Buss's groomsman; I don't recolh* yer sajiog that Iluo commenced hit career by robbii is father; the day after the murder 1 saw Pitcher; I as .iiss, and said to t'itcher, "There is Kuss, get an office ut I wont touch hirn." Uirrct rests wed? Witness was in tha police office alt is aires*, and detailed the tacts already introduced te testimony of Pitcher acd Officer McUratb. To tKt Court.?I was attending at tha pistol galler iking care of Mr. Ottignon'a room; Hus* used to coo nil *ae me) tie uever, in Any cjnvarsuiiou wuu uie, ?u mt tie wu married. Okorok Mnui testified, that he mw the prisoner lay ljit an>t came from Boston with him; liU macn itt.-i very reetlos*, nnd he appeared strange; we tuok tl Leamhoat iu Providence, am! he win continual!* reitle nd walking up und down the deck pretty last, lie did n lie in much inclined to talk, mid I did feel much inclini > talk: we then hoth of u* went to bed, and I played there about five minute* und wont to tl eck; I not up after him aud went on deck; I asked hi why he got up ?" lie made no reply, und toemad 111 roan in deep meditation; 1 again spoke to him, and I eplied he lelt nick and would not go to bed that nig I jo bout wai out in the Bound at tin* time; lie wain eu sick; I never mw him Ui'oxicatod: when we errivi i New York, 1 ohnerved him; we walked toward* tl la'tery; we met a woman down there; ho said it was I v if a; he went and apoke to her, and they went oil'I other; Ifoilowol him two or three streeU, and I rent out of the way of ma: 1 did not im until the next morning, iu Canal street, ut Mr I iguo:i's room; ho said ho wanted to go find hi* [bi iier;tbey met in Cauel itreet, and had a runver-atio a subsequently took hi* trunk to a boarding liouie anal fctieet; I sto|iped there also; he waut tn bod ai ot up immediately again; he put hi* clothes on, borro 1 a night key, lelt, und mi not oome hack until uo mining; his manner wa* very layiterioua; I next *a im la Boston lail July; he never said any thing to t i paiticular ubout hi* wila; he asked me to hiro a hor ml buggy, which I did lrom Cambridge street In re started to Kruiniughum; hi* manner wa? restless; eid he could welk much faster than I con livo. lie said he would go to Albany and purcha roperty. Hu said ha would give me f>600 or (600. I doi eculiact what he said of hi* wifo. 1 hoard him speak er kindly, but duu't rf collect what ha (aid. Ho spo f the lite she led ; and that he believed ehe was in Ne on living Willi Uiuoi fUTU. ?T ucu " ? >v . ....... urn 1 laid " why don't you go and see the lneuda le laid " damn the Iriouds?I havo got no friends hari than left him, to take bia place in the New Yo an. The expression of hit eye waa wild. T Tening before I took him to Kremingbam, he to old ol me and laid, "Why in the hell don't you weai nicker coat/" 1 said it waa too warm; it wai in t tunth of July; wo went towarda a clothing store belor ig to a tailor in Boston, and he laid, " come in, let'a a auit ol? clothes?this alore ia mine;" he walked in raited until he came out, and we then went to the "J.V hanici Inn." Craft eaamined?He paid for the buggy; 1 took hi ut of frieudabip to go to hia frienda, though he waa wi ight before; I often met lluaa in Boston, in the barrou f the Mechanics' Inn. IJkxtbr Howe, of Albany, teatifled, that he kept ft iture waierooma in Albany;employed Huts from Mar i Nor ember, 1845, in the buaiiieia of chair paintiDg; 1 onduct | was generally very good; he waa an excelle rorknian at his trade, and somewhat unsteady at 1 rork; he left ua on the 16th November, 1845; 1 next n im alter tnia in New York; 1 next saw him in Alba n the 11th August, 1846; he applied for woik; 1 coi ot then employ him; I employed him the l'ollowi Ion Jay; 1 discovered nothing that waa peculiar in ] tanner; he worked for three woeka; there waa nothi eculiar in hia manner during the three wceaa he h rorked with ua; he applied to me fer leave to go to Ni 'ork; that his wile waa sick; I told him I did not wi im to leave hia work; he said he ahould go any bo Ilia waa about two o'clock; he appoared excited at t ime, ao much ao. that I remarked it Crofi examinedwaa the only time that I ; tarked any thing peculiar in hia manner; he went rork at the uauai hour, aeven o'clock. ByaJunoa?When lie came tho aecond time in A ust, 1 recognised him at once; he waa changed ho or in hia dress. James Smiths?Ia emp'oyadas clerk in the Exchan 'avern Albany, kept by Mr. Parraa; au the pritor rat in March 1845; he came to board at our hoese aft ia marriage, in ihe latter part of October; he was slu y in dreaa; ho aaked me " if hia w>fe ever ordered a rink;" I aaid "jea, sometimes a hot gin aling am lass of beer," he told me not to give it; 1 then atopp tie bar bill; his manner was excited olten; lie ugs Iter this, aalted nio " if 1 gave any I" i aaid not, that s f'en went out after meala; 1 told him there were se1 II people u?ea 10 go 10 n? uur; vui im>. ucwg ? tlierv; he cotnplaju.il about spending io much moo W ilt ugs for bar; that oue fortnight it cott him $10 sildunum alon* ; ha ulways spoke kindly ol h "hi* witness corroborated tho testimony ot Mr*. Pair Irea )y examined,in relation ta Hie wild and extravagi lanuei of the prisoner, and continued?be told me 1 rife wanted t* board with a Mr* KuaJe, but that vould not allow her to go; 1 told birn if she wonted ;o to allow iMTt he said "he thought it was the b rayshe lelt him on the mh ui November, l -1 >, a ben begged of him to let h?r come back?that i rould wash and mend for him and do a* a wife;he ash ae '"what he should do ; I told him "if I was him I wot cave i.er altogether," ho said "the was hi* wife and rue hi* duty to support her.1' I sold ' ho could pay li ioard and not lire with her," l.e left bar accordingly he uexttime I ?aw turn wa? iu August 1?4#, he cai nto the bar-room, bung down hi* head; his i iearance was shabby, countenance} browned fn be sun, ?u?itiraMy thin; hi* manners were wi Witness here corroborated the testimony of M 'atras in relation to the gener.il excited demeanor rnoner during this period of remsining at tho hob lie the tottimony of Van Stuveru iu relation to the ! eipt of aome letter* to bring to New York on the .Sett ayj. Saw him too following Monday and Tuesda Witness here partly corroborated tho testimony irs. PariR* in relation to in issuer's manner and bearn uring the Monday and TMidsy I core ho loft fer Nt ork.J and continued : lie appeared ou these occaMii k? a ptmially excited madman; i bad no reason to it one that he was under thehnflueiice ot liquor at the tin u hi* cross-examination, witness teitiieJ that it w e that wrute end composed tho letter which hns be (ready introduced, und thut was addressed from Uu?i ii* wifu in this city. 7'he Court took the usual races*. srisise session. Lewis Mklio, examiusd by (Jrabam?proved that III ine t* hi* store in Canal struct, guout two o'clock be diy of the death of his wife, aad purchased a hat Ifly cent.*; that ho was then soher. /sites A. Stsislv, examined by Hmith?Is a painter r.ule, Jive* at >31 li road way ; kno.? * the prisoner sit b4J, but not intimately; saw flu** last June at ibe c irr ol wen urouuwuy aun imi?> iiiooi, <vu*>un,?. vat crossing at the Junction o( Caual street anil fire way he called Ku(?, ur.d asked bin where he waigou re turned round quick and said Stanley, how do you <! re caught hold of witneia'e hand and abook it violent witness noticed a lingular appearance in hia cn enanca; be made aome remaiki to witneaa; witn hen aiked him how he had been; he replied paaaat iinl asked witneaa to go down to Higgins' tavern 'anal street with him; witness sai I " no," he was i (rest hurry, that he had to go that eight to Altiai when witneaa mentioned Albany, he started back i Sxad his eyaa on witness, so that witness became aft if him; he then asad, will,you go to Albanyl'; witu aid ' yea;" h? laid what are you going to do therr witness said to work; lluas said ha would go with b witness wiihtd to get clear of him, and asked w bo?t he would go in, be said the cheapest; witness tl iesiied him to meet him at foot of Kebinson street in Bveuing; thoy shook handa. and witness went oil" su distance, when piisoner tun after him ami can hold ol his, witness's, coat tail, and said to witness, I ao use for ine to go up, you can do as well as I can; t neis wished to got away, and said ha must hurry hoi prisoner begun to think, and lea ned as if lie did know what bo was about ; witneaa atkod him ag what he wished him to do ; he said there was a man tlrera that he used to get jobs from , witness was in tienl, and walked awav, and ha followed witness ag coma up to him, and said thoro was a man of the nanu Howe in Albany, and wuhed witness to ask him i( would give the prisoner a job ; witness asked him w part of Albany Howe lived in, hut ha could not ti witness then w aiked away, and the first lie saw or he of him was his being in tho Tombs ; witness wor twice at a lunatic asylum . was there two months e time , saw all the patients t witness also attended on Uiher, wiio waa luaaae, ior iimuj iwu > !>, un tUera it a aianiUrity betwaen tba eyaa of lima and ayea ol tba aeveru patienta ha (tha witnaaa) had aaa the hoapital. Cr?n txtmintH by tha Duraiar Attorue?.?' ever-I aoiiveraationa batwaan witnaaa and the priao o which the witoeaa testified on hia direct oxammat laa'ed about lire minutaa , cannot tell, if ha waa itn why witoeaa would like to travel with htm to Albi except that a peiaon might be prompted to it by mot af humanity. YVm B Wrdicwoob examined ?Waa at tha bth a Station Hnuaa ; wban tha priaoner waa brought witoeaa ohiaivad hia manner; wbeo witneta aaw him ha waa atanding naar the door of little raom; aoma one t#ok a razor ant hia pocltat; Ruaa than tuned round to polUai Pitcher, who had arraated him, and (aid that it wai Pitcher, who had brought him to all tbia; witnaaa aarvad a peculiar wildneta in hia eyr* at the time; uata often aaw a person railed suddenly oot a/ hia aii who would aUre at paraona aiound hiin for a mom and than fall aaleap again; tha priaoner'e appearance somewhat like the appealance of aucn a peraon aa 1 b deacrihad. Cron 'a-aminri hy tha DtlTaiCT ATTnanr.r?Q you not i n the habit of practiaing round tba Tomba, going into the pnaon amengat he priaooera A ?I bare not, but I have been in there frequently ?Were you not in the babit of carrying in a In the prisoner* committed every morning, and g< muni xmongat them A ?I itni not go in every morning, but I went in tl ( coaa anally; 1 ,m not admitted a countal of the ton deraiona. the itecorder ? ottld not a linit me in co qurnce of an objection made hy the Diiiriet Attorni Outbict VtriiHiVKr ? Waa it not in ouu?equence 1 tter yon wrote ?e Philadelphia, demanding $400 fro gentleman in that city ? Wanuawoon.--No, air, it waa not. I wrote tba le bnt I did not demand $600. L)i>tmct Attobfibv ?I have tha latter, air. court here interfere I, and tha matter waa dropped Can ll? ear P?Tr*<ot* aaaminad.?fcnowa the onnrt met him laat August in B jaton; be raid to will "have you known anything ol that llo^e wood I I been spaiikiug to you about" Witncaa Mid that m what I have been talking to you about i the laat hail houri ha than held dowa hii ihaad an* not speak for about twenty mirute*; ho af'erwards stsrt > d up suddenly, ran to the door, canglr the handle of th door Id his hand and acain returned to bis test and rei umed hi* former (xnition for a few minutes, then started k up and walked out; witness did not ace him alter until 1. as Tuesday. u Alter the examination of this witness the Court ad. is journcd. d I t i Decisions In Chsnrrry. id Hon. L-wi* H. Mnmlfoid, Vire Chancellor. ie Jaw- 11 ? Eltza tViliintton i? Tiunn IVtllington? Decree for divorco on the ground el sdulteiy. Comle pliinant to have the cuatody oi tho children- Iteference in I as to alimony Defendant to pay costs. Ellen U. Ly'tih e? John lynch?The like decree, and >d rsatrsii.ing the defendant fiom interfiling with llis ckilI dien. StC. is Maria Ron vi. Hiram Ron?Decree for divorce for ct I mine cause. iff ' Jlnnt J. Miller uv. // .9. Eyiinne ? Decree declaring w j tuariiaga void. Defendant to pay the coats r, R Jhntli* vi. U. G Kortright? Defendant's petition iorltave to sue st law lor not tiansferring North Amarisr can Fire Insurance Company stock, denied, with (to in costs. IV Smith Jr. vi Joieph Hhodee; B. Mickletheooitt an.l y, ulheri vi. Thi Sam*. >V. IVilkinttn v?- The Same; .1. ie H'ard v*. The Sam*? Petitions lor serenity of costs, deid iiied; same having: been given No costs in Smith's suit. Dehniant to pay (10 costs in the other three, in .dmzi Cooke v*. Perry Jewell?Attachment ordered r for violating injunction. ie | J. E. Cooley en. I.. Itanf* anil othiri ? Complainant's e* | exception to master's report allowed, aud defendants' ot | lour exceptions overruled. Defen tan's to pay coats of id the exception to uuswvr, which were nilovrod, of tlioto ie | to the report, aud the hearing thereon, ie John WiUiamttn at. M. Von hurtn ?n.l other*?-Order m that John II Baker, tlio puic nser, complete his puree ! chase and pay the co.ts, or lh.it promises be rs-sold, and j he |-ny the deficiency with costs it; I llaml llank* and other* v*. The. American Tract So ot ' cit'y?Motion (or le..?o lo tile tuppleiiiru'ul bill granted, sd : witli injunction nguinet Uio election ot Inick wall Irom le 1 defeudants"huildiug to rear of Spruce street lot in lrout ii? <>1 couipiiinuiiU' windows o- Jnhii H'indt and allure vt. German Reformed Churth fie Orders to ?buw caiue against removal oi the remains of ee | ?lie dead intoned in pj:h a'.raet Cemetery, discharged, )t- i Stc., the temporary injuDctioa dissolved "o- H-'ynsitC fan fell and al. vt Parmeha I'an Pelt and n; ethera.?Order rtteiriug it to the master to ascertain as to in . liens, and to sell residue of premise* and ilivi do proceed*, ad i Cost* of petition to be Mrst paid Master to sell with nof tice of the claims tinder sal* by corporation of lirooklyu, xt unless that title can be removed. W C. d. IVilliameon and at hem at. U. W. Field and tlhtri. tie ?Notice to correct decree denied, with costs se tVard ^ Heath vid G H. Tingtay and ulhert.?Motion n; for injunction against the assignee denied, and orderdHhe charged without costs. Temporary injunction dusoivad. 'hi K. Jlhrtnltldt vs. C. JihrenfeltU.? Alimony not to he se reduced. Reference to a msstei to settle a scheme, by u't winch the daughter of the parties may he placed purtnaof nent'y 10a b.adiog.school, under motliei'scare and cuska tcdy, but with tree access to fathe- Muster also to take security for the a'lmony, lie. Defendant to pay costs, ig- and the charge-of complainant's couiuel before master. > 1 W. Uahim >n and wife >'i. L'nxenbte. ? flefnreuce to a >" | master te inquire and re| ort wi.ether any, and which of rk the devisees ot Patterson Jolly we: e aliens at bis daoth , be and whether any and what portion ot bi* estate descendok ed to his heirs. Also,who weie the heirs of Walter Jolly. " " All other points reserved, he ===== The 1'letoriol Herald. , 1 Tho sixth and last edition of the Holiday Herald lo" | was printed on Friday last. Those desirous of m preserving copies of this sheet, containing beautiful illustrations oi the Mexican war, had better >1X1 secure ihent now. Single copies, in wrappers, ready for mailing, can be had at the office at six lis pence each. at ' til llheumatlsm.Pntus and htliriica oft lie joints. let Swcllinis of the Mmcular Substations near thoin. and other ny symp'nins, ton well kuowu to need desoripuo- . may be tf,ij fe .'inily removed by ihsusvof KI.N't's t.omooa.il Wymp of lly-Hud te of Po'n?ia, S*sa|>arill?, and Ytn ow Dock. UK Ti?r efliraev of theae iugredivnts i ^disputable and by iheir ' ju.licmua admix'ure, a le-aedy is fo ined. iliat fo' rhe a ova ng n until coinpl lira, we may - linust term an infallible rure. ad Th a u alsa Ur bra. prt-iiaratioD t ' ramev* complaiut* ari nig 3W Dow ths misuse ot mercury, and that clait of disagicrable i.h diaeaaea of the akin indicting an impure stare of the blond. ?I'reptie I and aold by CHAULE"* U. KINO uiugg'st, 192 Broadway,corner ot John Street, New York. Stend r?. Navigation of the Olilo lllrrr. to Plaeet. Time. Slate of River. Louiayillo Jan 3. . .19 ft. ill- Wheeling Dec iW. . .10 feet w i Cioeinnati Jan t... to d. Pittsburg Jan ?,. .17] ft. rising. ga M 'I'l L . . JSBS ' r BlONltY A1A.RJK.KT. r ^ Monday, January 11? P. AI. ny The aevere snow storm, which has raged throughout the day, has suspended all outdoor transactions, and the jQ markets are, therefore, unusually inactive. Stock apehe culetora partake of the general apathy, nnd appear aa'Jafled to lay on their oars and keep an eye to the moveey meets going on in Washington, in relation to the linenfor cial operations of the government. Holders of (ancy "r atocks are uot anxious to force sales at praaeat prices, a i the chances are so much gieater in favor ef a rise than lua in iavoi of a fall, that the risk of holding is looked upon h? Bg being very alight When we look at prices now cg? current fer such stocks as Harlem, Norwich and Wernd coster, Canton, Fanners' Trust, and we might aay Long Island, ami compare thera with those ruling eighteen jjj mon'hs or two yonrs ago, it mutt appear to almost ovary 1 it one, that there is a very .strong probability of animprovaer me;it, the first raoim-nt the slightest favorable change is I1# realize ! in the condition of our foreign afairi. It is our ?p. 1 impressioii that the proper elements ate at work ten ling :,m to produco, more speedily than we anticipated a tew I'J* weeks since, a permanent improvement ia ear public of afiairs. Our advices from the scene of hostilities, iuduoo 'us to believe that the war will be prosecuted with more vigor than has yat bean practised, and we luvo no doubt y. a rr.orts decisive blow will be struck at the root of Mesiof can valor and arrogance, than the leaders of that rni+I.1* Ku' 'pd people have yet experienced ins1 It is well that the Mexican Coogrcsj Las refuted to ?P- t'i ink or tre it of peace until "every hostile toot has clsar 'as el M(,x'can toil, an J every vessel th:it liuei h?r coast hat en been withdrawn " It is better that we should understand to distinctly at once what we are to expect from the " hi ex lean Congress," than to be kept in doubt and unoertiiiuty. Wiie? uuuui iuu uucerwoij prvvnuii n? nun ?ua !*? king every off urt to pilch forward our xrmiei, 111 to piano. involves in a position to dictate such term* to tlii* " au *ar .. -a r , gust congress a* it now rofiice*. l>y Tnoce intimately acquainted with thi Mexican cliarso. >cd tor, expected nothing cl*a from thu " congrec*," about evl which ao much ha* bean said; and if our [OTtrnmmt ad- has hesitated in prosecuting hottiLtia* to tlit fuilait ex tent in it* power, in expectation of the Mexican Can ly; Kr*'a yropoting *uah term* a* would clove the war at no once, it ha* bean moit outrageously deceived. We here *j** no confidence'in anything that stvar* in the (lighted dei in grs# of Mexico, and whoever trusts a Mexican in eay n a 1 way or shape ia a* aura of being humbugged a* the ri tu(1 ' tl>* >ua? ,i(j The President, In a recent menage to Congrei* in re was lation to the army, Ac., aay* that be i* anxioua to teiaai \ nate the war before the hot and aickly leaina appreaabaa' hat That aeaion will be at ita height in aboat tlx meath*, len within which time the volunteer force ordered out wil t>>* hardly reach the aeat of war. Nearly aix months wil| ^ht ! transpire before snMciaat force i* concentrated to push it i* ' forward from the sea-cea*t to the interior, union the i womil* on the coast compel* a premature movement, J wi'.h let* force than prudence would dictate. AtieMy ;?in | seaaon on tha tlulf coaat woald reduce our navy and our UP I gjri icon* more than tha ball* and bullet* of th# enemy J,1," I What there i* to do at Vers Cruz, Tarnpico, Alviiradof i ot : end other piece* on the Oulf,by our navy, must be done h'J? i between this end July; -*Ld ourermy no? concentrating BH . at Tantpico, mast, before thut time, be among tha highiard land* of the interior, on the way to th* Hall* of tha Montezuma*. Lact season wa* comparativsly a very l;)( hoolthy one, and wa cannot expect to be 10 highly favor nk* ad by old Yellow Jack another. It i* better to he pre 'he : pue,| for tha worst, and then what good turn* up will be n <D I *o muah gained. rhe The President wishes to close th* war before the hot ?er, aeaaon come* on. We doubt hi* ability to do so, end hare i'suo not or ly doubt* of hi* being able to do *e this year, but inv. even next and th* year after that. More than on# aickly 'v** lemon will im our vci'eli of war in the Oulf atrnggling r.rrd with death in amy ahnpe, with tba furiom blaita which in, eogiilph our ahipa and aweep whole crawa to deatruc" ti >n?'with diaeaie of all kindt and of the moat deadly 0f charnc'er, more than even the acclimated can contend mau againrt, aod with every other difficulty and danger aur1 rounding thain? few montha will hardly lufllcs to gat our faicaa fairly in the field aud in operation, and the rep, moat auceeaiful operationa both by aea and land will not *nt' ananra a termination of the war. After the Mexieana hare bean defeated in every engagement, they can And troopa to conteat, after the ritiea, towna and villagea have ^r* been taken and fortified with American troopa; even af,ni' ter the capital itself ahall have fallen inte onr haada, we have no guaranty of peace. We may be able to obtain " anl retain poanearion of the principal pointa of the country, hut will that enanre tia an honorable peace. We do rere not believe that the government, or we might oall it the rt Congrea* of Mexico will negotiate in nny way; and area in the eveat of negotiation* being entered into and rue. of a carefully terminated by the party in power at the time, m " I what guaranty have we that the treaty will he rt aperted ttrr a '<y mora than thora which hare been 10 repeatedly broken J The peoole of Mexice, aa a mnii, aru hittmly ",e opposed to this co' atry; and we do not believe that any pi la- Treaident, Dictator, or whatever the head of that govern ioaa, ; mcnt may ba called, or any party making pence with the 1*v? United fitatea, would atnnd, or he in force twenty-fin 'p*J : hou a alter Where there ta no calabliahed government 1 did I to traat with, wh twill be the raaultofthahoatiliUeawt