Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 26, 1847, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 26, 1847 Page 3
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i mi ? a m INTELLIGENCE BY TELEGRAPH I TO THL LA1E<T RIOMKNT LAST NIOHT. OVERLAND EXPRESS. lotmstiug Intelligence from Mexico, The Protest of the British Government against Levying War Tuxes on the English in Dlcxiro. Special Despatches from California. &.C., &c , &c. TKI KRtounc, D<*c. US, 1847. Th? Ovsrlaul LiprefH, for the Xew York Hirald, brings dute* from New OrluaM to thn 19th lost. Tb? Mary Burt had arrlvui from Vera Crua, with advlorsto the 6th The letter* and paper* from the oapl t &1 ate to the 37th ult. Tb? Mexicans claim an ndvantagn over a party of Americans who ltn d?d at Mnlep*?, who fought ul] day and then embarked again. It is stated that a communication had been received by the Secretary of ths British Legation. Mr jThorctnn, covering a protest from Lord Palmerstoa. the British Minister of Foreign Affairs, against foroibly levying taxr* on English real Jents in Mexico to support the Tbeite levies were made six months since, and the English protested against it at the time. Tbrro were no Utters received containing any further partlcnlar* concerning the arrest of General* Worth and Pillow. The news by thp Mary Burt has been mostly anticipated Tbe port* of Mazatlan and G uyama* ate in possession of tb? American naval f rces Mr. bearer of despatches from Col. Mason< Gov of California, bas passed through New Orleans, on way to Washington. Tr.ld for Libel. / Alban^ Dec. di , 1847. The trial of tb'<? Indictment against Mr. J. Smith, for a libel on Emma, Williams, and which has oocupied the attention of the General Sessions for several days, has resulted 'Jk a verdict of not guilty. A Wall street broker figured extensively In tbe evidence. Ambrose L- JQfilei) was ot ununsel for prosecution. I lie Packet Klil|i LouU Philippe. Bocron, Deo 'ii. The towboat II. B. Forbes wilt proceed to-morrow, T. M ,t* Edgartown, for the purposo of towing tb? Louis Philippe round to New York. Mark el a. Naw OiLiiM. Deo. 18 ?Cotton, ordinary (>'? to 6,'jo; good fair SJ? to 8)i; sugar, to 4 for fair; molasses 18 tolSX For flour there is mors aotlva demand; prices are ubout the stune. Freights?Cotton seventy-five; to Bobton $2 per bale. Exchange good. The French Stbamkhs.?We find in our files received by the HiberniMnnt the.FrencliBteamer Union sailed on the 24'h ult She is therefore thirty-two da^s at sea. The Mibsouri was to sail on the 23d inst. The Philadelphia arrived at H ivre on ?,lie 28th ult. She met with a terrible gale on I'/ie passage. Theatrical and Bliulcal. Bo <t*?T Theu si.?We expected to see a great bouse at the Bowery Theatre last evening, not only because <beie was an excellent bill of performance, but because uUo It was Christmas evening. We did not expect, owever. to see such a tremendous and ovarvholminir I in m wo did see?every private box, every seat in the lioxes, pit, galleries, and even every inch of standing rrora In the limine, being occupied The receipts, we were informed. were greater than on any former occasion eince the rebuilding of (he theatre The perfor- i mances consisted of *he tragedy of "Jane Shore,'' the builesque extravaganza of "La Chlselle,'' which, by-thewi.y, it au excellent travestie, end grows In favor every night it In performed, and the drama of " Tutnam, or the Iron Son of 1776 The company played well?the nu'llence wore well pleased, and all passed off Very satisfactorily tt> all concerned. Chatham '1'Iika ihk --This hou?e, last evening, was crowded rrom pit to dome. The amuiements commenced with the f;uoe of " State Seorets," in which Taylor and Hsrbort, in their respective cbaraoters of Calverton 1W1 and Huoip'urey Hedgehog, were very olever, as indeed were nil the other nembers of the company. The " Model .Artistes," in their beautiful tableaux vlvants, were next introduced and were received, as usual, with great app'ttus*. This is a very refined entertainment, aad on? wlilch adds much to the attractive features of the periormances There is a small fault, wbioh should be corrected, namely, want of steadiness and firmness of pnsition. aud sometimes a rolling of the eye. We observe this in ouly one or two of the artists, and if it be looked to, and corrected, Mr. Fletcher oan truly say hii exlilbiticu is not inferior to any similar one which has been presented 15 the public The admired drama of the ' Forty Thieves" concluded the entertaiomenrs, in -which Hleld. Taylor, Herbert and Drandnn. performed their respective parts much to the satisfaction of the buitienr.e. Palmo's Thkatir?There was a very full and fushlouable house last evening at this beautiful little theatre. Those who attended, were, no doubt, impelled by a dss're to tue the favorite Janteuie, M'dlle Augusta, wh< se fame in the delightful accomplishment of danoing, in the trrst finished elegance and grace, has spread throughout every State in the Union. The entertainmen's commenced with the humorous farne of " I.ovo in Livery " Lord Sparkle, by Mr Dyott. was ably sus tained. as is every uhnraoter hi undertakes, end l'aul Cater.t, by Chapman, who is the life of every piece he n(.|j nr < in, urew lorin inn luugnier ana i.neers 01 me I audience Ml* Abbott,ft" the Countess Violet, eTinwd ; a fln? conception of the mien and dignity of the character aha represented The other parts were well tilled. Next came the grand Ballett of " Nathalie," in whiob M'dlie Augu?ta displayed a thorough knowledge of her profession There are inany who claim a flrtt rank In her line, and although they are very cleYer and graceful. jet ihere appear* to be a something of a perfect finish wonting ; but the tout mumble of M'dlle Augusta, woetber an I he peasant girl, or the accomplished lady, e/lno>-e a versatile talent, which haa no equal in thta country Mlm Wdla, in her fat Surl. was well reccive). andthe urand I * At Dwx waits. by M'dlie Augnsta mid Mora F<ederlck.dr?w down the unanimous applause of the audience. Tbo comio fni Seul, by Mr. Neville alen clev?r, but the cooiio lVIka. by M'dlie Augusta and Monti. Frederick wa* n capital performance. At the fill of the curtain, the house iftng with cheern, and the charming Aupu*t.a appeanid, pud acknowledged the f??or; but t'ne audieuoe were not ratiatled, and would have u lepetitlon of th?? i'olka; they cheered again, and at length the curtain wa* raided, and the churining dan$complied with their wishes, and waa cheered from t^Trry part of the houae. The njngs which followed . wera well executed Tlie concluding piece, tho ' IUYlew < r tho " Wags of Windsor," wap ably sustained I by the Taxh Company. Madame Augusta is sure to go ' ahead. Circi'i ? Bowcry AMrniTiir.ATBi ?The holiday folks | famine*, strangers la town, children home lor the Christmas week, and nil the numernu* audiences pref. nt i>t the variou? perlnrmaurei at thin h'-unn ywteray,a;l er>t their money"* worth in the wny rf pleasure. Those roguish little prnii* are the most spirited lltt'e fellow* wo buve i ?fr seen, and it is really wonderful to lie i'j- pti cision with which they go through their paces, apparently without any direction from their keeper* ? '1 he whole performance* at thin home are well oenduoted and viMters to ii. will be fully repaid for their trouble. Chr:?ty'? Miiirmn ?The performance* of these f>,entr> paused oil well, yesterday, and the wintry aspect of the day did uotseem t' hinder people from v-nturing out to enjoy ibenisalveri The New Vivker* much re Re tub i tne Fr-in'h in this matter of holiday keeping, ana fr?"*ly enjoy thewelvts when opportuuity otfers The admirable ent"rtatna>euta giveu by this (ron/>? of *jitKey ping^rs, id sure to attract a fair proportion of I'atener.i, apJ if tlii-ir stay union# us depends on the keeping up of their attraetiTeness, we do not know when tb^y will ever get olT They enter on their thirteenth week to.morrow niijbt. Q?oinw*v Ooito> ?The ironjie of Model Artists, at tht* h iu?e, ?r? llrsi rate; iu tact, the human fjrtu diaine ii exhibit d in nil its beauties finteus did a rreat hu- j Bin*fs lart week, aud arill no doubt keep up to the merk. I M bu h;m hitherto done MTr.Vf:MM4itKi?cHK M0*ioAL CoM?*sr.-Ttila Urge company or l'mtruiuHoUl performers nive tb-ir Br?t concert, I" iblr olty'oii Tuegd?y evening ne*t They eaine fiom P sten last aiiu were highly euocem'ul ther?. '1 lie Charleston theatre w*s positively to commence on trie evnliig of the .oth Deo. Mr < harl(s Hit wm ? appear a* < laude Melnotte in the " Lady of Lyon*." The VlennoU# Children had left Cincinnati on the 2 <tU Th? flood broke In iip->n their engagement. Mr Dempsti r wri to give ? concert at Albany Uat evening. Mr Placlde wa? to lake n benefit at the Hlchmnni (V? ) theatre, on the evenlug of the 51th Mb II Fnlliirfn. A? New O.Ui'?'? nu the Hth, the mall failed from beyond S-ocktoD. Ala end on the l/lth from beyond Mobile. At CharWttnu. on the Wth, the mall f?lled from beyond Pet*r?bur,c Tki. Canadian Lkttkrh ?The lrlfer? by tlio Kspthm whlnh were a'i/.'d on the pernou of themeMenK?r hy the American Government, have been returned, j end their hearer liberal d TUli? &11 that could he ?i j '! i *ih# eoov?y?r.< ? of th* liitliirg w?? ol?*r!? ua- j .L*n.. ; but no attempt win mm* at oon??aiment, *v?l tii'<ref( 'e ;her? would hate liteti, w* luppoe*, no crime ' M -nirUl Mrroti. fi??illi 1 W-?-???? Cliy Intelligence. Mtr.uv Christmas ? Yestorday was a merry Chrlstuu day Notwithstanding the snow Ml gebtiy all day our city wan all life and festivity. At an early hour In the morning, all the principal (tore* wtre closed, and buaineas ol every character seemed t? give way to pleaaur?. The organ cf aWmentlvenes* seemed to be prominent In Himoat every cranium?at leut, one would suppose ?o, from the api'fd with which the good thinga of life li ft the stalls of the different markets. \ eaterday ?aa a day which poultry of every description i-hou d abominate, for every one itetmed anxious for one of the feathered tribe to make his fesst upon One poor fel low stopped at Kulton market, and being Bhort of change thought that should be no bar to his enjoying, in common with bla fellow men, an annual festivity, alipped a large tcni tui key, with which he was wending bis way homeward, when one of the " stars'' lighted upon him tork from him hia booty, and conveyed him to the Tow In, where be was obliged to dine on shin aoup. The raarketa all presented a moat beautiful appear nee?all | the luxuries of life w re arrauged in inviting order, and , decked with evergreen. The neighborhood ol the Five ! Points, for ? while, presented a lor-a'?en and diacanao' late appearance, but that did not last long; Jolly Utccbus I was at work withlu the domicile, and soon ''La Clilstlie" i was standing at the cellar door. The whole appearance of the place was at once changed, aaauming an air of gaiety aud d'biuohery About ten o'clock the church hells chimed the call to worship Thengrdman, leaning on his staff, with bla i time-worn helpmate, were seen wendiug their way to , the temple of the Lord followed by the fairest daughters of creation, with sparkling eyes and cherry lips, who | were going, not to worship, but to bo seen nod admired The minister of Chrirt proolaimed the anniversary of ins mi in. naviug. " a ohild is born u son i? given; and bin name shall be counsellor." &c. Hver and ancu a train would pass, following to their last renting place I ha remain* of some departed friend* To them it was a day of sorrow the grim mounter had toru'froin their fireside the tsnderest laail> of the fold, and left them mourning . ov?; the. dispensation of that Providence who ruleth all ; things. j At a late hour, a number ot military and lira com: panics, who had been out on target excursions, passed our ofttoe. The moat striking of these was the corps of "Artificial Rangers," commanded by Capt. James P Webb They presented a most comic and laughable J appearance?dressed in Indian style, but no two alike, ! of the most fantuetio character. The commander was I mounted on a large grey horse, followed by two lilUpu ; tisn. and one giant, pioneers. A diet' theujfullowed. Of I r/al Seminole appearance, together with several of like charac^r, but different uniform In the centre of the | line WH an imp, mounted on a miniature donkey. | having a two-edged sword, his rap deourated with < tuikey featbeis, and his body enta'ed in a fancy box. on which was the inscription, "liodd Fellows | All" Following, In the rear, was a waggon drawn j by a black mule, upon whlith was perebed a black ' target, enshrouded in evergreen, aud hearing on one side the inscription, ' Artiticial Rangers," and on the other side *'A R. in Search of Santa Anna," encircling the devil's head. The oorps was decidedly the most at I tractive and most interring of the whole. The ' Tnmp; kics Guard," accompanied by Dingle's splendid band, made a very good appearance, aud elicited the admirai tion of all who saw them. The "Croton Mills tiuard,'' i aonposed of the workmen in Messrs. Ilecker's Mills, in i Cherry street, were accompanied by a good band of music, snd wade a handsome show. The Liberty Guards," ftom N??ark, commanded by Capt C. F. iland, were es] coiled by the "Clayton Guards." with the New York brass band, aud made a very good appetrance in their various evolutions The " Second Company of Washington Volunteers" whs accompanied by the Governor's lfUnd band, and in their exercises, in marching, countermarching, and military tactics, won for themselves a reputationwhich will be lasting. The "Baxter Guards" made a very Interesting appearance Their target bore the ligure of Sauta Anlia, which was perforated with balls, and to which was suspended a dead cock These fellows gave an earnest of what they would do with the yellow general, could they git within rcach of him The "Guilders' Guard," ' Independent Fulton Blues," "Oregon Blues," 'i'ritou Guard," " Langdon Guards," " Cailand Gusrds," : "Marsh Light Guards." "Kagle Fire Company " ' Fire Company No 5," with engine; " M. Guards," | Stephen Minor, anil their father, for the murder of old | Mr Wilkinson. on Paw I'aw Island. In Madison 1'arlsb, I about 19 mouth* *i?o, otm? on last week in Carroll faI rish, on a change of veoue Irnm Madison, Judo Selby i on the bench. 1 h* quarrel that eventuated in the murder, urose about the preemption right t.. th* Island on I which the murder w*i committed, tli? iuimedUte point ! of difference bring whether the Minors had sold to the Wilkinsons, or were entitled to drive th?m off the island | as intruder* Th? trial commenced ou the Mornlm: of | Tuesday, the'J31 ult , and lasted throughout the week. All three Minors were tried on on# indictment for murder. Ou Saturday night. at o'clock the jury rouderrd their verdlot of acquittal of the old man and Stephen Minor. They then liuinc iiatrly returned to the jury room ti deliberate on John's case, and camn down with a verdict of acquittal of him also, at J o'clock in the morning of Huuday, the :11th nit. The prisoners were immediately dis< barged ? .V. O. Delia, Dec. 8. Jtcqnittal of I'hrlfii.?This man, who has been on trial In Troy f.tr the last two weeks, for murder of bin father In the town of NaFFau, wis acquitted cn Friday evening At the rendition of the verdict, says the 7Yi?y Pott, the excitement in the court room was intense, one man calling upon the Judge tn " present the parricide the sxe with which he killed his father " The uncle of the prisoner, to save him from the gathering storm, tni duoed the sheriff to lock him in j ill forthe nluht On ! hlx way to the jail, he remarked to the oftluer. that ha I did not expect to be alive ut that time, an he had canI teiuplated sillslde The cli rgeof Judge Wainou 1* cnm1 merited npr.n with nm-h Ireedom. It was strongly in ' favorof trie prisoner Many go so faras to hint that he ' was lr> oed by political fet-llugs, m John Van Uurcn 1 was I with the prosecution attorney, and iltifus i^aiiun uuuun, anu - porm uiurdH," were also en parade, all of which behaved themselves in a maoner highly creditable to the Ore deport nirnt, (nearly all of them being fire companies ) There were eighteen companies which came under our notice, numbering in all, about fifteen hundred men, the bone and rinew of the city. The "Oilder Guards." (gold bnati-rt. ico.) dined (uuiptuoubiv at the Sbakspeur Hotel ? i The 'Liberty Kirn Company" of Newark, to the number of about one hundred, also united in a feast. in the evening, the whole city presented almost one utibroken scene of joy and contentment. The ball roouis were orowded, and notwithstanding the fatigues ot the day, the lads and lassies tripped upon the ''light fantastio toe " The theatres, too. were crowded. The I old Bowery shone with more than ordinary lustre, being beautifully decorated ex'ernnlly. with evergreens, surmounted by the stars and stripes, while internally was a f'-ast of fuu. The Turk looked hs If she mourned her lost reputation, and old "Chatham" seemed to revel in her prosperity. It was indeed a merry ChriBtmass : the old 1 and young, the grave unu gay, all seemed happy, save where deep sorrow showed his hideous head, as if envli ousof the pleasures of the day. Thus (MHdtkl day; | and ere another Christmas comes, strarge changes will be wrought Death will revel in our midst, aud rob us of our brightest gems ; but pleasure will :ill beam In the countenances of those who survive to see the day ooxe round. Trnt Wkatiikr.?The Hky was overcast with clouds all day yesterJity. aud the snow fell geuily from mornlug until nlgbt, when it set in earnestly The su"w continued to fall up to a late hour last night, and this morning the merry sleigh belli may be heard. The streets were in fine ordur for Its reception, being frcr.su; aud we may expect a merry time for several day* to ' come. Taxknukbs nv titk Hiskrma.?Heveral pajsenpcrs bv the Hlberuiaarrived yoserday evening, by the New Haven boat. Amongst them are J L) Parish and Robert Smith, of Philadelphia, and Hugh Chambers, of New York. I-'iitr ?The window frame of the store of A. J. Jack aou, took fire on Friday night, from the gas light, and I upwards of (SO worth of laces were destroyed before it was extinguished. Ulitk a Khai ai ?A general fight, we Warn, occurred yesterday afternoon, at the office of the Commissioners of immigration it appear^that some difficulty arose between tome Irishmeu and Dutohmen, when a general knock down and drug out light ensued It was flnallv stopped through the interposition of the " stars " Cahti.k Gahdf.t Uai.l.?The li<|Uor dealers' benefit bill will come otlut Castle Garden. to-morrow evening On the committee, we observe the names of acme of our most respectable merchants, importers, and hotel Keepvia ; auu judging from the charanter of the committee, this will be out of the moat brilliant ball* of the season Tbia aociety was organized la 1845 for benevolent purposes, and to sustain the rights giuterest, and respectability of the business which bears ita name. Ball or tme Comfton OuAiiua.?The annual ball of this military company will come olf on next Tnesdoy night, and trom the arrangement* already made, it bida fair to be one of the moat splendid a* yet given tbia season. Killed nr a Fall ?Coroner Walters wai called yesterday to bold au Inquest at the city hospital, on the body of Joel L. Masters, a native of New York, aged 26 years, who fell trom a fourth story window of premises No. 74 Broadway, which he wm painting, on Friday afternoon, and was so severely injured .that he expired in a few hours afterward. Verdict in accordance- with the foregoing facts. Police Intelligence. on Sutpit inn - Officer Juhe, of the 10th ward, arrosted on Friday night, a notorious " cross man" aud pickpocket,called JacK Itoach.on suspicion of having ourgtaricu'ly entered the public house kept by Hook kt Howard, corner of < ratid and Forsyth street*, on Hunday momingia week ago, steallng therefrom silver *poon?, money, and segars, valued lu all at about $.10 He was detained by Justice Tiinpson for a further hearing Jin Vnja.thf ul ? \ complaint was made a few days ago, befo e Justice Tlrapaon, by ex pollaeman James Bennett, against Thomas Robert*. a ship carpenter, aud a warrant lsauvd for his arrest, wherein ho stands charged with stealing a silver lever watch, valued at $.M), under the following ciroumstannrs. It appears that about a year since Bennett was convicted of a grand larceny, and sentenced lor five year* at Mrg Sing State prison bod a few day* ago he was pardoned by <>ov Voting and on returning back to the city he called upon his wife, who w?* residing at No '2l!i Rivington St , who refused to receive him again Thiscreate i the suapicloua of Bennett, who at once set to work to ascertain the cause, when to hi* surprise, lie discovered th?t, during hi* imprison men'., hi* wlf-? hRd married Robert*, supposing, a* we undemtand, tbat P.? nnett would d:e in prison, as wa* expected by hla wife, a* he was very rick aeveral times, and not exp-cted to teoover. Instead of dying, however, be obtained a pardon, returned to the city, aud then f >uud bis wife the wif.i of another. Hennett now chirgeg Roberta with carrying off a silver watch, as above at ted, a part of bis property, aa well as his wife Iloberls and .Mrs. Bennett, we understand, ha? e both lelt the city together, for Norfolk, Virginia, wnere, It they are caught, they will be both brought back, and tried for bipainv as well a? ilw? l>??n? Indteent jltBuult?A yoimg man of genteel appaaraucr, by the uame of J*uies Morton, wax arrested on Krtdiv night, at the TaOerQaWii, on the complaint of IMen D Heed, resldlvg in tha 10th avenue, near M'.h street whom she changed with committing a very Inlecent hsss.uU towards her, while In the crowd at tlie Tabernacle 1 h>- accused wan conveyed t> the station house and detaiueJ, and In the morning JusticeOrborne b II him to bail in the sum of ^riiio, to answer the comjlnint Political Intelligence. fir-' Tati n*'i Filial i* Vi*oi??ia ?A Taylor meeting was held in Charlestown, Va , on the 20th of Dec, agreeably to a previous call. Speeches were made and resolutions pnss'd, recommending mass meetings and an organization throughout the State. Delegate! to a Sta'n convention were oppolnted At a meeting of the whig members cf tbe Virginia Legislature, held on tha KM in*'., It w-" Resolved, es the opinion of the whig members of the Cieneial Assembly of Virginia. That /schary Tavior will be a most acceptable candidate to the people of Vir glnia, for the I'rt-sMencyj end that be will receive from J them a most zjalous and efficient support. Wisconsin CoftaTiTfTiOJtAi. C n *?v.* 110 ?.?The Milwaukie Smtintl has recelted returns fioui all but on" district, of the recent election frr delegates to the onstitutional Convention The district not beard from is Ht. Croix and I.? folate, which will probably elect a democrat The convention will then stand?4?? dnmoorats, whl :?. In the Inst convention the democrats had 109 members and tbe whlga Itf 1-,i r< i io* irr Canaha ?The nomination of a candidate to reprecnt the oount7 of !'r?ntenac, took pleca thla af teraoon Waterloo Tb? oaodld?t? n<unlo*UJ w?r# l!?nr/ Boj'ih ]iin , tb? 1st* Member, ?ttil -ioha H Marks, ? arden of il.s dlstrlut. The latter ? ntlanan hr.wsvwr Je-lioS'J to lUiiil a po;i ?od Air *a?4?><i?r#d 4?ljr l*Hti W#? It. Law lntelilganc*. Col'?t or Ur.nkkal HKtiioixi. December 25.?Brfun Recorder Scott and Aldermen Smith and Croliui -John K'luk, Woi Matthew*' and Wm 0. Simpaon, indieted for keeping a gambling bound at No ti Barclay treet, were brought iulo oourt ou a heuoh warrant, ana each lield to bail io the sum of $1 OOli, to answer whi u called tor trial. Atter disposing of a few other caars of trittinj importance, the court adjourned for tbe term. Cou'Bi Calendar, Dec. "27.?Common Pitat?lit | , 1'firt ?No 45, yudi-r and Wife, ra Johnson, et al ; 49. Keeka vs. Boy on ; 53, Vandvrvoort vi the Mayor, Sin.; Vt, ( arr vs. Dry Doaft Mu'hedist Kpisnopal < hurch , 61, Atterberry va. Littell , 67, fcly et al vs Cooley et al, 70 llutohiueou *? I.aue et al; 77, Mussty va Moore; 7!), Duseubury vs. Myers; 42 Woodh"UH? th Jonea ? 2d part? No 41, Bruoova Westervelt; Art, McBu'ney vs Purs; 73, Bell vs Klsworth; 74, Baldwin vi Utter; 68, Buck et ai th. Utter; bO. Beeman et al llaxtuo; K2 Huuyou va. Dougherty et al; S4, Mailer vs Urehn; 86. laley vs. Ciilmore; bit, Martin et al vs McCoruiick. Sithemk Court or thi: Unithii Statu. Deo. 'J4 ? David Kumsey. Jr., Efq , of New Vork, and Williain T Haskell. K?q , of Tcnneseee. were admitted attorneys and uoiinai-liori of this court. No 130. John McKeon and othrra ti. Matthew Clynennd othera. Thii appeal from tbe Circuit Court of the United Staivs for Middle Tennoaaee, waa diamiaaud. by consent of parties, upon ttruia tiled. Adjourned till Monday ut 11 o'clock. Thr Bi.nlrop Claim ?Since the 29th of la?t month,the District Court ol the United States, at New Orleane.b** uueu irtits ncrux 01 on* 01 ine mom interesting and important trials that baa ?ver been presented before an American tribunal. The cities of Philadelphia and New Orleans, a* legatees of he lata 8teph?n Uirard, art* claiming from the United Statu* a tract of upwards of J00,000 acres of land, lying within th? limits ot the celebrated Baatrop umi t in the Ouachita region of Louisiana. and held under the primitive title conferred on ilie liaron de liastrop, In 179G, by the Spanish norernniv-ut Tile United States rest their title aud right of domain to the con'etted lands, upon the treaty of Paris in 18ii3, by which Louisiana, with all lands and possessions not aire tdy grunted to individuals whs transferred to the United States. An Issue of facts was directed by the court, to be aubmlltxd to a speolal jury, composed of persona not residing In New Orleans The case presented oue of those rare lustanoea In whlui, owing to the loss or destruction ot the primitive title deeds, It was nec ;stary to resort to evidence 01 a secondary character It was proved that, upward* of forty years ago, the original grants and surveys had disappeared, having been either destroyed, stolen, or oarried out of the country with the public archives, wbioh, in deflaaco of treaty stipulations, the ottbiers ot France and Spain openly removed from tho ceded territories. To supply the dellciency.upwards ot tlrty documents were brought forward by the counsel fur the claimants, forming a mass of testimony no less powerful than curious and interesting, l ime-morn and discolored documents of every date.auclent copies-some authentic and official?lettera of the Spanish governors and other officers as far back as 1796, in ancient chlrography, written with rusty looking ink, upon the small coarse paper ot that period-testimony 01 many of our moat ancient aud respectable citizens, couceruiug facts and circumstances which had almost faded from the memory of man?old registers, memoirs and memoranda, raked together from their secret lurking places throughout the leugth and breadth of Louisiana;-such are ihu rough materials accumulated by the gentlemen employed, out of which they have suroeed'd in ex<ractlng. as it appears, a most overwhelming body of evidence in support of their clients' claims. Oue of the most singular of thes? documents is u Uoyai decree of the Court of Spain, dated about IolK) showing indication of the jealous policy loug pursued by that country?prohibiting grant* of land to any of that American rare whose (lag but a lew months later was to warn in sovereignty over that very land wherein their footsteps had been excluded Hu' j'ilned is the verdict of th-i jury. It is to be hopad that, on the trial of the points of law. which it Is understood is yet to follow, before the decision c?n he considered final, the opinion of the oourt may coincide with that of the jury. Hundreds of persons who hold their estates under no other title than that of the Uaron do Bastrop, woul J, in case of an adverse decision, be oust-d from their possessions which they had tenanted for fifty or sixty years and be placed at the mercy of monled speculators; whilst the noble charities founded tiy l>tr*rd would b* deprived of uo small portion ot the fuud bequeathed for tbe.ir supoort It was not until lately that the various claimants have been permitted to present their claims -adverse to the government? to the scrutiny of a oourr of justice: and It redounds not a little to the credit of the present administra Ion. as well ns to Its popularity in the fast peopling regions of the flimnhlr. rh.Hf f... K .u.. ' v M?n woru kilO u>Bb vu uuoru OUT CI" linens an opportunity of presenting their long contested claims to n competent And impartial tribunal.? The couusel engaged are II. H. Strawbridge and P 9r>ule, for the two cities, and Thomas J Durum, Esq , District Attorney for the United States. The following in the verdict rendered by the jury, composed of lorac of the most intelligent and respectable gentlemen of the country. Vtrdlot.?First?That, in tUe years 1706 and 1797, a grant of eleven leagued square of land on the water* of the Bayou Sier (or Liard) and ltd vicinity, has been made uy the Baron deCarondelet.au (Jovernor General of Louisiana, in favor of the Baron de B istrnp, according to the copies and plans thereof produced by the plaintiffs in evidence. Second?That the location of said grant wss, in pursuance of the orders of said Governor, designated by Don Juan Filhiot, Commandant of Ouschita, or by Dou Carlos Trudeau Surveyor General of the province of Louisiana; and that said Baron Bastrop did. with the eonaast and approbation of thegruotars, possession of the land so /'anted, and ptoced in carrying out the objects of ssld grant Third ?That the conditions annexed to laid grxnt, particularly that of lutroducing a given number of families and S"ttling them on paid icrant, were fulfilled as far as the government would allow said Bastrop; and that if said conditions were uot fulfilled In whole, the non fulfilment thereof was owing to the act and order of the grantors Fourth?That a plan of survey of said grant was made by Carlos I.eveau Trudeau, Surveyor (ten of L.iuisiaua, and confirmed in or about the ' year 1707, by the Baron de Carondelvt, Governor Gene[ ral of said pr??ince. |Sinned.j Sylhin Pivrouk, Foreman.?iV. O. Utlia, D-c. 10. ; Tr al of tlit Minnr. _Th. trl.t ~r i~u? ? .? W am with Mr. rierson for the prisoner. YVe can- li' vf that Judjt? Watson would b? intluene?d by any motive*. The excitement In Troy In intense, aud Uie prisoner had to b? conveyed away from thu place di [uined?JilOany Kmckmbockt r. N t.w (liiiiii.?Snr^wl Colt rt U.K. O' Cfllaghan, 1 (ft lit ft. <il inttrvtnort.?The ileolslon In thl.1 case, i rendered by Chief Justico Kustis, is ot Importance to thu mercantile community The plaintiff m>ld, on credit, and d-llvered to the defendant, In New York, a (|uautity of wire, which wp.s seized by the intervenors, judgment creditors of the defendant, at New Orleans. TUIntilf claimed the vendor * inn under the law* of Louisiana, and the inferior tribunal sustained his claim The Supreme Court reversed the judgment, under the doctrine, that where a lien or privilege does rot xlst in theplaRenftheoontract.it cauLOt be allowed In another nouutry, although the local law where the suit In i brought would otherwise sustain it By the law* of New , York, Colt would have no privilege on the merchandise , Bold by him. and It Is difficult, pay the court, to find a reason lor his acquiring one here The judgment therei fore sutjacted the wire to the execution* of the Interveners ?N. O. Drlta, Dec. 8. , .'"INfrULAIt TllEPT AMP AtTKMI'T TO Ml'RPKR.? ; la the early jtert of last week ui Englishman, of honest appearance, while on his way froji this city to i Auburn, fell in with oue of those fellows who are constantly haunting our public thoroughfares, whose name it has sinco been ascertained, is Green, and ittl said he resides between Auburn and Syracuse Green made various inquiries of big acquaintance and ascertained that I hi* drstina'lon was Au'iurn, where ii. said he was alio | goings and invited the Koglishman to put up at | ibe same homse with himself Th?y arrived about half 1 past eight In the evening The r.ogllsbmin took his valise and started, but was asked to wait a moment for the oth r to get his Oreen rood came to him with a valine mid anked him ti t tke it and go on. us be (O.) had some other bagg ge to look after The kugl ihmau was Soon met bv tbe ooniluetar nt Ihn train ?>.? ?i-i - - valine lireen had (riven him. The latter wlnnthi purley ran tor the depot, bit waa too lute to take the eagtern train Tb? KnglUhman told the clriiumatanoea, but na nu one km w him he waa arretted The examining magistrate. howerer, wa* ?o well convinced that bin atory in true, that he alviae.l n search. which requited In the capture of (ireen who waa committed to jail IIIn cxaminut on was act down for yesterday?the KngllslMnen being detained ay a witness In the meantime Ike lODRllahman waa called upon by some of Orten'a supposed associates, who ofTeri d him money to clear out and not appear as a wltneaa. I' alllng to hrlba hiui. they resorted to threat* lie waa cautioned not to koo Jt alone, particularly in theevcninn O i N'inday evening last, about half past si* o'clock, he at irted forchurch in company with another person with whom he stopped When near the stite Prison they were parted fir a moment. the Kugliihman, b.-ln? n few rods h -hind, waa suddenly ?tru?k from behind with ae'uh.whicb knockvd I him down 11 i? a'railant. Immediately Jumped upon him aelra l hit throat with one hand and ?lth the other anv.' live f tain, probib'y with a jack-kolfe. which atruok bis ribs hut did not inll ct any mortal wound. ilia companion, b> ariug a strangenoise. turned back and foui.d the Koglisbmau in the nnnw and almost senseless While the assassin waa inflicting the blows, ho aald, ' damn you ' you will learn to learn thia place when told to.next time" A s.?iit.,n<.i jw .8 immedist'ly called, bin j wounds dressed, audit waa bsltwvad be would recover, ll? haa already inaJn an affidavit to the fact* kromthn IfPtiriptloQ he la ?M? to glva t1 fcU *?.?l!aat, it It l h i may by rcooj-nii>d The affair hu caused groat ** | oitnawnt at Auburn, iud will prohati* lead to the unit I the rae.nl woauerBe>t hi thU b?|<t attempt at Worder I Ito'h. .< porting Intelligent*. New Orleans Jockst (lci- Rtcri?Bingaman Couik ?A magnifloent race rsHnrJ.-d the thousand* who thronged the stands of the Bingtnian Course yesterday The day was marked by strange vicissitudes lor favorite* it w:ti< disastrous, al d ever glorious for the winner We oaa htrdiy hops to see another race ns interestiug in years. and w? regret thai the state of the course ?so h'uvy, inelastic. and dead - should have prevented the c>nt? tiding burses from rnakiug it fast; but for this 'he raae woul i, as it will stand > poo the record, bar* conferred Hignitl honors upon tbe contending horses. I'he entries were Verifier, 1-annjr lilng, and I'eytona The order iu whicu we uauie them is precisely the reverse of the estimation in which t'uey were held by the Vuaiio at l*r/- when first announced The Mouth owes so much t<i I'eytona for tne victory which she won over h Athion, that she is bmn i to have thousands of friends the moment hur name is announced for a race. The evening

before the race she was greatly the favorite against any UAtned horse, an 1 on the morning of tbe raoe she was, in town, the favorite against the field Tbe chief reliance of those who b*uked thy field was Kanny KlM i'hey were in such force upon the oqprse, aud commanded such sums of money, that there they chauged tbe current of the betting, und made Kanny King. If any thing, the favorite egtiust the field, while she had decidedly the call Hgainsi the big mare Verifier had few friends, and the actual transactions about him were at the rate of three to one against him. There waa s great deal of Uet'.iug upon the result, but in suob a variety or combinations that we cannot give more nearly the general stale of f-eling in regard to it thau we have douu above. As to the time eipected, we can say positively that we heard no man rash enough to offer money that it would be done In less than eUht minutes, prone aa some ultvays aie, where there is a fine field of horses and th' course looks well, to anticipate quick time VerlU-r, who had far fewer frlendi than either of his competitors fur the money, hud the inside, and immediately up-?n the tup of the drum went to work at a gcoi atMlftilv nitna II- ? - J -- J r- * i? uu<]Q U|?euuu M urciucu g?p upuu hid competitor*, which they showed no inclination to prevent Paytona trailed behind, aa If watshiug Fanny King, an J Fauny seemed waiting for Peytona Thus they wenttbrwugh the 11 rat mil* aud halt through the seound, at which timn wo should think Peytona wan out cf her distance, and Fauny King nearly fo. The impreaalon on thu atanda seemed to ba that Verifier was fait killing himself off, and that he would ahorlly oome back to them. The jockey on Fanny, however, began in good season to make up the grouud he had lo?t, and was lu a better position at the eud of the second than the first tnila, and In one yet better at the end of the third, while Peyton t waa atill far In the rear. In the fourth mile Fanny Kiug improved her rate and gained upon Veritler, but aa he never gave up hia run, ahe at no time looked like a winner of the heat, and without ever bein^ caught by her, Verifier came home hard In hand aeveral length* lu front, in ID Peytona waa driven aeverelj the Inst mile to nave her dlstimoe, but paaaed over tht line nhea 1 of Kauny King, who, though the contending nag, waa placed third. Uy the time the juJgea were ready to declure the r?Hulls of the heat, the people appear to have become more confirmed than in the beginning that Fanny King would win the money. Something was aald about Pejtont'a allowing lameness, but this paaaed off, and her backera ahowed no disposition to hedge. Suoli trausaolious an did take plaoe grew out of th? deaire al those who had laid the odds ugainat Veritler to extricato themselves from the critical position In which they were placed by hia winning a heat. We need not aay that llioae who had backed from the outset this young lirlshaaztr?lor auch he la?were now sweet upou their favorite. They commenced the aecnnd heat.at the me eat hand gallop ever looked at, I'eytona leading and VerlQer behind. They bud gone but a few hundred yarda la thii manner before the jookey on Veritler determined that It waa easier and better to let him stride along than to keep hi 111 behind, where doublless hia owner would have beeu better pleaaed to see him. llut to lend he waa determined, and away he went under the strongest pull tht boy could give him. Fanny King ran second, and in u much better place than lu the fjruier heat, and even Peytona allowed no auch gap to be made aa before. After going about a mile aud a half, Fanny King went U|i to Veritler aa If to try hia speed, aud either fell imuediat-ly back purposely, aa wo thought, or be left her, foi hi again came to tbeatand In front; but bot h niarea were now lying closer to him ready for a daah. Nor wa? I'eytona long In making It. la getting on to the back stretch in the third mile, ahe aet to iu earneet. There waa a beautiful brush between lier and Fanny King which made the whole course resound with the shouts ol bur backera. The space between the two und Veritiel wm ?uuinu?>.nu un u tin unit uuou Huiuumg mill. IUU U?5? fore Ihe halt mile post wus reached,1'eytoiia waa in front Fanny King aeooud, but closa up, while Verifier was dropping ant.-ru so fast that the cry wua that ha hail broke (Iowa ?.r that his chance ?m out. In making th* turn Fanny aud I'xytona changed placer, and the fortnei led into the quarter ttretoh in front At the bead ol the st retch, to the surprise of every body, Verifier madt a beautiful rally; he panned Teytona and ran up to Kanny, and the two came down to the stand at the end 01 the third mile looked, a* if bpth bad thought it the con elusion of tbe heat. Fauny had a slight advantage o him which she improved in entering the fourth mile, anil lad entirely round again to the quarter stretch, with Verifier close up. when he again set to with her, and w< hud a brush which it wi re worth a man's life to look at Both did their best tbe whole length of tbe stretch, bu: the mare reached the stand llrat, with Verifl-r nearly ti her saddle skirts. Tbe time of th* heat w*? H-.io, bu t.he Utt two mlies weru ruu uaoh under two miuutet 'Twos u beauiitul sight, wbich we have no power no room to dekoiltm. The old mure just dropped inside thi flattstrange to say, after this beautiful heat. I'eytona wai mure the favorite than ever It w?s reasoned that both hiuts h id bug ru:i to fuit her Veritljr had ruu foi both ot them, and though he had won the first, Fannj hail killed birn off in ihe second. Not hiug was left then but tor the old marc to turn to aud beat them both in the same stylo in whioh she won tbe i'eyton stake at Nashville t?o argued her friends, an I they were all san guiue Vender was badly ridden in this heat, or it li i kill t.-li'-ved by ui&iiy he would have won the money II11 rider was n t strong enough to hold him, and wait 11 thii time laboring to get a better pull upon him When, after going two miles and a half, bo loU the track and a good deal or ground, t wunjud^od rery Imprudent to go for the heat a* ho did. llut we have no mom for speculations, and must despatch the third heal in a few wordi. The gallant Verifier sga'.n took tin lead, and out out th. work. I'eytona lyiug second, and Kanny third After going halt' a mile, Kanu) changed placet with IVytona, but the big mare stuck close by her, and there wai no very oon slderable spare between the three. Thus they ran through two miles I pon commencing the third mile feytona improved h?r rate, aud on the kaok stretch challenged t auny for the lead, and the two together ran up to Verifier, who wan called upon for all he knew. II app'ured at the half mile post a? if tbey were bound to pass him, and th- i|Uestion whs, which of the two marei would outlast the other. Rut tho.'e who relied upoi Verifier's crying enough, reckoned without their ho?t lie led gulluutly down the gutter stretch, aud entereil the fourth mile in front, with Kanny King hanging tc him, at.d her friends ail coutldence. Karly in this milt the gallant Teytona let down badly, and strange to say in one of her hind iegi?tke near one we believe. '1 hi controversy was thus narrowed down to a match but thougu extremely interesting, it (lid not agaii acquire a character of very Intense excitement, foi Verlller maintained his advantage with unyieldlnf game, and the mare cr>uld not get to him VVe need not say that the tlnish of the race was brilliant. A) that could be got frmn the mare was called upon, but thi jockey on V.ntler aas undaunted. He looked back Ht the inure with the sauciest assurance, thougl but a stride would have brought her upon him ? As he wa? passing the winning post he turned again aud confident in his triumph, gave the signal of victory . to his friends, and the heat was concluded in 8:<).1>? u midst the most tumultuous plaudits of the graiiflec ' spectators We must congratulate the owner of Verl I Urr upon his brilliant success, and express our sympathy I at the misfortune which has closed the raoina csroer o I IVytona. the conqueror or Kaehion. Fauny King he, lout no character by this race, lor It must he recollected that she ran and won a three-mile purau only the daj previous, at two heats. Wit annex a nummary : ? Tt;nD*r, J)ee. 7 - Fur*e$|t)00-entrance ten percent added- four mile heat*. W. J. Minor'* ch g Verifier. by imp Bei*h?zzar, nut of Britannia, 4 yr old ' 'J 1 8. T. Taylor'* h ni Kenny King, hy imp Glencoe, dam by Hir Kioar I, tf yr o'.d 3 I J Inaan Van I.rer'eoh m, IVytona, by liap (iienooe, out of lilautes* a^ed J 3d!*' Time, I A - soil*. l*?yton brok<- down In the twelfth mile. Wi i)iiiD*?.-We think there never won ituch weathei ai we had yr*t?rd?y for llie lait day'* race* It poure< la torrent*, and it wa* ha/.?rdoii* for short men to ven tura to tti" tertie*, much more *o to tr?r?rii* tike *pan< beiwen the lauding* at Algier* and the stands What wa? a little i|iieer. the rain seemed to fall fa*te?t the p: e oiaeuiom'ii of starting Notu flngle *tart took plaoi Pave In the u>li)*t ol a deluge W? need not detcrlt* I the condition of thr n >ur*e ; tli Imagination cf wnit II wm will be enough for tho*e-not pre*eot ; let alone th< I reality ; ai d j< i the reader will perceive that the tim wee roinparativxiy good the first race wa* indeed ai eicellrnt one The betting wa* very general, althoughthe truth mint he told the attendance wa* by n mean* ?o large a? on the previous day The reader wll el'U<? m from any further <Je*crlption of the race thai , may be derived ftom the following summary Ueo 8? Curse f'JAO?entrance ten pe e?nt , id Jed? mile heat* -but three in five. t John lurnhull* ch m Margaret Kdna. own *i*ter to ThorntiiU 6 y n t S 1 I II. D Triee'sch f Mary Riddlesworth, by lap. Hlddles worth. dan by Medoc? 4 y o i i a 3 R O llanlon'* li / Kred Kaye, by CJrey Kagle. dam by .Nlose* ft v o 3 'J 3 a Tint*, i .04X-2 01 - 2:0>-2:3 - 2 <U. Kimi. D*r ? Second llarn -Purse $100- xntrance t?] per oer.t , J iul!? >ie? t* H D I'rice s oh c Scott Will, by Or?y F.agle, dam by lltWW I y o ) n Kyndnr'i It. o liildersleere, by Wagner, dam by Modoc?4 j. o. 2 l ime. 2:09?3:0#.? Picayune, Dec P. .illiM'clliincoaii. The telegraph between Boston and fialem. Mm*, wii comph t?d, and c^rowunioatlans were made by means o It on Thursday evening last. John M. Holly, Member of Congr*** from this Stata | And Cora D. Conner. I 8. N , and th< Ir lamilles.wers a1 ; Ksvannah on the Ifltb Inst. The Ine In our river s'ippad running las* n'|jbt, the ! 21st ot December; therefor* we shall nt*rk ?? Ihn 'lay o the closing of the river I ir the year ?lh<ir.,'r Wh>* ?"< Cou'itr The oensmof Mil winkle shows an astonishing licr? as* rha Aggregate population will not ??ry mu^h fr?n 11 ft ii On the 1st or June, |8t?, only I month ago, il was but 9 9Wj and In 1940, only ?e?en years ago, .Mil ??uki" had out a* many hundred' a* she can U' ? r<un1 tftou*?nd?. Mil t*t. 4 Gat , I tin P*c. lu Albany, on Friday afternoon, Mrs. Mestayer, an ao tress. >? run over hy a horn1 an<t sleigh and consider ably Ii jured Two i f the prlnolpal physicians in Uanbury, ( onn oontrailiet the rumor that there w*re cases of the <11* c?i? known m the bluek tongue, lu th?t town. iu ^prinij flvl'J, Ur W II i ler*!?nJ kl? keJ by fcli ihiiria >>etw<>?ii the eya* U < skull liasturtd, and the optti t??rfe, ia]ur>4,io ? l? his sight y?-l he will t?r?? HWr fw j Tho Coollrs of Juniulca, ami the lute of I tlte Inland. [i>rom I ha N?w Orleans Mercury ) We perceive by our Jam uoa flies, that the planters of Jamaica are ih')rou?Uljr aroused ou Urn subject of the Coolies. who are brought to th?in from lu-lu by the British Government. as substitutes tor neuro 1* borers The Jamaica il rni'i# Journal of t he Jd ins;, contains imveral petitions on th? subjsct fruin planters merchants uud oihttr cltlxsus ot Jamaica. to the Uuti of Assembly.In which they complain bitterly or the Cooley ?j ute'ii as i.ppresjive Mi l uojust The |>*tltluners state that they are taxed aunually for each Cooley In their employ. t .*tthere are not over two or throw out of ev,.>ry forty of them importc 1. who are fit for agricultural laborers, ?u 1 that tin remainder of them ar? the very dregs of the population of ' ilouttt and Madras They war* led to b?lleve by the Knglish (Jo?ernn?ent. that the Coolies imported would all bit good agricultural laborers and that they, the planter*, would ham the preference of their employ ment for live year* Ou the oontrary, the moment the laborers contract it ended, ssy tbe p? tkloners they wander all o?er the country, and a lar?t? number betake themselves to Ugo'ih aud become either a nuisance to traveller* or inmates of the poor houses, the remaluder goiug from one estate to the other for work, us suits their babits and oonveniecoe After the lirst year the Coolies reluse to enter into a new contract with the planters, who are nevertheless taxed H8 annually for each Cooley. The petitioners beg to be relieved from the tax The law regulatiug the { Coolly system in Jaintioa. allows none but planters to employ tnein, imposing a heavy penalty ou all others who take them into thetr services, at the ssrae time it makes no provision to secure a continuance of the contracts of the Coolies with fie planters, who thus only get their services for the first year, duriug which period they lose tnneh nf Ihjpl.h... I.L I i f.. tack* them. and have to pity bei>IJus all the expenses of lurjlrl! at t?L duuije. Ulwdirine. nourishment, SCO. Huuh are the result* of abolitlou uud l-.uglish legtala; tiou en negro slavery in Jamaica Tim t-xpetiinent lias ujw been fairly tried there, and the rt null in that the agricultural interest* of Jamaica lire rnlueil. The planters . Unil it Impossible to compete with the negro labor in i other oouutrie* The various petitions declare that the 1 oultivation of oofTee and su^ar. ttnir two chlrf staple*. 1* ho uuprotltable us to be nearly abandoned?that the plantars are barely able to lurmsh their families with the necessaries of life?that they chiefly depend on the sales of live stock for subsistence, and that they now apprehend a great diminution of the d^mani for live stock, ' owing to the sugar planters being unable to purchase us i formerly. The condition of property in lumalca Is ts low. as ra| garda value anil production, as can well b" Imagined; yet I! the people thrre think they have nul Jtfc reached the I 1 lowest point, and will not for a year or two. About eighty sugar -properties" are throwu up, not paying the expeusesof cultivation, and every thing on them gune to ' rul.i. lisfore thu euiauoipailon, the export of sugar wa* [ JUO.UOO hogsheads; la?t yt-ar it amounted to little more i 111 in .111.1)00. The ooffxe "properties'" which are In the mouutains, are doing somewhat bitter; but bad ii th? 1 best. All tilo white liihabltauts able to leave the Islauii ' have gone nwsy iUduotil to a etate of distress aud ruin the planters o Jamaica have, heretofore, petitioned the IJritish (ioveru ment, through the Colonial Uoveruiuent, for relelf, bu 1 no concessions had been granted. As a last resort tin 1 distressed planters uow petition the Colonial (iovern meat for a reduction of *uin* of the heavy taxes whioii 1 they are still required to pav,notwithstanding that ilavt labor, the means by which they were formerly enabled U pay taxes, is now taken awny troiu them The present state of the Mand of Jamaica is truly de' ploralile; aud it we may beliive the speeches made during last mouth iu the < oluuial ussewbly, the people of thai 1 island are bordering on insurrection. On the Mth ult the Colonial Assembly of Ju:nalca went luto committee on ' the present slate of the Island, when a most deplorublt I state of thinira urn* On ? Ih..i out of forty-eight etit.ii es in ote parle h oniy tine* w?r? 1 able to pay their WJIMW. " lit* mIM upon (tat lloust 10 look ut the torloru stute ol' Kingston; there the verj beds might beii wou daily dragged Irow under the head.of the poor to pay their tax*s, and starvation aud ruir 1 were starving every oue lu the face. IftttHNMVlIM twelve months longer, without i;iviog Home relief, thai delay would seal the country'* fate.'' ' Auotlier member stated that " It would be of littl* use for hlui to dilate on the distresses of the couutry they were brought hone to the door of every iuliabiiaui 1 of the island, whether engaged in agricultural, cum l MOU or professional cccup-ttiou. Half tliu parisbei | wire insolvent, ami there was no property left ou wtticQ to raise laves ? no further taxation could be imposed If It were, the people would resist payment He nad al | ready seen a petition from one parish, (which, doubtless | woiil 1 be presented to the Mourn-), iu which it wan plaiu ly stated that they would not pay if the Mouse persistei | ia expenditures beyond their mciut. They could no ' pay. and the institutions of the island could notbs up ' MM uuless relief rauld be obtained from Parliament ' ' I'll* rame member deplores the sunken condition o morals, eduoatiun and the social system lu Jamaica, al ' of whioh had beeu the result of the abolition of slavery ! l. nlversal Idleness and crime prevails, and la increasing ' among the negroes aud laboring classes; no schou ' oyatem whatever exist* in the lalaud to foater a bette ' state of morals, and "the law oourtatecin with crlmim ' oasvs.-' "The work of petty seaakoaa had SO greall increased," adds the same member, Mr. Whltelooi -that in large parishes, where four or five district court J wore held monthly, th y were obliged now. In uian oases,to be held twicj a month." i. I Our Patrons win ?lu we I lu uollre In ante llier colli Din, ilir lateat iiew* from the General Tailor, ol 9 -I ?lur> r. corner Wajihiiiirtoi utie-i. wlm nruniiir* >.. turn .... " dm suits olrloilien t .New Yean, fur llie i.eiv Cumpuiy, ? li< ' i? ih.ni: Iwhti k. it K'Cit n ittle about our s'reeti, ou f .itur U) f ut?t, juet luui to iuppreafiug the wnr with .Mrncj, lor Au r aviation. ' The c)itu|it*t mid beat place In the I It v t ? iret liooti au.l tMioe*. i? ut 'outi', I Abu itreet r near the A ait ilciwi.Vluieniii. Ile ?r!!? tiis bnt I* reach Call' l)re>? liooti a HI 'j'J, 111.1 a li it rule Uoot he will irll nt SI. V<iU Clu alio gei I 4 very uice pt r lor Si Ml, nud at tj hi? waterproof aud cort ol? Uwuii, tuey cannot Lie hen iu inee or ijuality, mid !ur I therrnure, nil no ids >o|i| by car foetid Jouei, ot iVo. I, Am itrcet.a e warrtuud tu kiic entire intiif ic.iou to the parcha . ip MO^BY D1 \11K KTi t Saturday, Dec. i">_U p. 01. ' This being Christmas day, business o.' all kinds bai r beau tuspended. and w i aro therefore untbie to glvi anything relative to the stock market. The llibernla, with tMtnendajs later lntelllg" noe fron ' all parta or Kurope, lias arrived at Uosion, and her new i will be found in our oolurnns The financial account 1 ar? rather of a contradictory character, and are by ni | means satisfactory tj either b <ar or bull stock ope i ra'.ors. The aomnmrcUl ascouutn are more definite, iini 1 are not so favorable m anticipated. The decline li I brraistulli i? entirely uniook-d for; but it had uot rcaoh i ed an extent calcu!nt-d to create any apprehension oi ' this side. Cotton dealers here expected more eneoura? J ing accounts of the Liverpool market (or this staple; bu , the decline caunot astonish them muoh. it will be per ' oeived that tho advices taken out from this side by th ^ Caledonia. relative to the uxt.'iit of the cotton crop, wa I the direct cause of th? depreciation. as the effect of i ' fall in prioes for food, and tho relief in the London mo t ney market, would otherwise have been favorable fo ) ccUon The demand Tor forelo exchange ban bren very mode ' rate for nome tlw* punt. The rate* demanded lor terling bills have been clone upon spccie points. I KoHKinit KicHiitiri. On London !1? * Hn.'? On Hamburg a J6 j I'.iiih tifU Ureinru 7B>, a 78J I Amsterdam 40,'? a 40X DiiMIITII K.?'IMNn>:?. : l.n'on i '4 ilu MobilrSp.check* [>ar a '4 <11 I Philadelphia... . '* a '.till* New Orlaana... par a >? pn r ialtimor* '4 a ,J*'In North ' aroliwt. .1 a l^di | iiirhinond 1t? ill* (Cincinnati 1 a IJ-* di ( j Charleston 1 a 134 dia l.oumville I a IS di 4avamiah U4 a ? ill* Nashville 2 a J ill Aiigunta iJk a ? ill* St Coins. I)? a ! di Colninbu* 2 a ? dia Detroit ? a di U,-T)lo ? ? dm I'll! ibttrg \ a I <! Viuiiilelhk note*) V 4 I <t 11 Quotations foii Hricii. Per Cnit. t'aiui 1 Amer. gold, old..lf>?? a 10'i'm Caroln* dills. .1,03 a 1,00 do do new..100 a lOdj-j Five frnnc*... tMj^ a '<i *?;ilf dollar*... i?ir a IOa'4 Doubloons... lfl.00 a 16,10 Portuguese gold. 100 a lOO'a do patriot. 14,GQ a 1J.75 ' .Spanish dollar*.. 1(11 a I0'? Sovereign*... 4,(1* a 4,87 I do <1 darter*, fi'i.'* a I mi do light... 4,112 a 4,8) . > Mraican dollar*. WiiJi a llll,'? Heavy Kiuiiea?V>0 a ? , I do i|uirter*. Vi a lou Napoleon*... 3,8] a ? . j Treasury Note*. 91,^ a in]1* UNcrRRKflT Mosir, ' | WoV at. S U at Hn'l at. S'.J t " ; Vew Knglnnd... '4 ilia par. Mnhile, *j> pay'g I di* % d * Albany.Troy, ike. V'i? ' di? New Orlcaila... ill* ,'t J t I N. V'orK coimtry *? ill* ^'lis Ohio 2 ill* Id ? . New Jersey.... Kdi*)4di* Indiana 2 di* Id . I Philadelphia.... }.idi*|i.ir. Kentucky 2 ill* Id Baltimore 5|ili*)*di* Tenneuee 2|* Hi* 2d D j Virginia....... I di?,^di* Missouri 2 di* Id ~ ! North Carolina. .13^ dis I ilu Michigan I dij 2 <1 0 | South Carolina.. Idi* \ ill* ( .Hindi J ill* 2'a d II j Georgia I>? di* "Jdi? , Wheeling Liaiik* are l>? per cent discount. Nest Saturday la packet day The llibern'a leave r thin port on the 1st <>f January f 't Liverpool, via ilal fa*. There will be no very active <J?inand for eterlin 1 excbtDKe, until about lb" mrllle of the week, and tb 1 shipment* of specie will dep<" 1 very much upon the ton H ! of private letter* by the steamer just arrived at floater Tha full in corn ami cotton will b? likely tr> dl?r,redi i many bill* drawn upon *uch rblpment* I Tbfi Sandwich {eland paper* kith com* official return ? of thetradocf the Island* for tha pant yuar The n/ greRato Tain* of imports iu ?aoh of the past four year i wa* us annexed ? . CoM>irn< r. 01 Tiir Hiiiwich Iii.?mh-V?m ?. nr I* I PWItl | mi $2)1.(1)1 lift $j?*,9l 2 ; .011 iJ0,3l7 IMS i08 3d The Import* of I ?4H, were fro-i the following conn trie? I imed Mute* t'lVifilQ t'aliforr. j.i $17 01 hi gland I li>t'9 lliinliiirg 117 * China.... 11010 K emeu I,rn f V*l, a'?'?o 38 nr,} Hidue/ 1*7 I Columbia lli\er 21 101 Knintrhitk* I,OS | Other minium, including ml, bone, Sic , Unded from wnalc iHipt MM Total $ ,11 3D | More tlmuonu half of th" a^reirate na* from th f I uitod Bute*. and about on- f.fih Iroia <>ra i Itrltalc t Th? import* from tb? < oliiiubli rlTer an<i iro i alifor nla form an Inten-atloK item in this trade. II he export* of Hawaiian produce, Irom II not iln alom I for IMd, ?mnunted in Taluo to f>4?i .Via, lie, da snppll* I. furnish- 1 to whale *blp*. merchant TeMel? ao I men o war, V*tiuia'ed to amount in \alu? lo $.>' 4,0 mi. Th< t ptinnipal MpoiU uf the inland* Hte ?u.ai. i Olaitns, salt bid* m and skin* c.olfee, fc? The total tun b? of y *e|* arriving at th? p i?ta of Honolulu and l.mitloa dur I luir the year IH4U, wn* a* follow* Merchantmen, til m?nofw?r, lii, whaler* MW; total il/.'i Died, ? >n th? '.'itK inat . Km<i: < om.i i.*v, vgad II years.I*UI from Itelanl, ',u'jotj of Lotiln, and par'ih r.f Clnoa ' j Th? frjimdi cf th? family ?r# mpeotfull/ Invited t 3 attend h*r fiiQ?r?) Com the rMidfn -{of liar i?t.nh?r li la* John i *1./mi ??(>* ?* ?*r?tt,an -m?4a? *v?o!n* ? III PlPOtl % I TH E LATEST I NTELL I 6ENl. BY THE MAILS KUCKIVttD I-A ST NIOUT. AFFAIRS IN WASHINGTON. Wa?hi*otok, Deo. 24,1847. ' 77.c Arutli aj (Jtmruli H',.rtU and Pillow ?What it laid .Ibout /' ?Prvbable Court of Enquiry?Scolt'l | Humanity -77i' Pmiilenl'> Dinner. A letter al lrrnorj to odu of that New Orleans papers, I the 4th of Ueoember, at Vera Crux, has been pubi liMiel, purporting to glr? the reason* for the arreet of (jooeraU Worth anil rUlow. by Major (ieneral Boott. The caueee which Ud to the arreit. are alleged to be two letter*, rmnuiilug frcra the American camp, beetowiag praise upon thin two olHuer* lor their gallantry, and reflecting upon the oomiuauder in chief, which. by (one means, not detailed, came into hU poMeeeion. Pillow denied the authorship of the letter attributed to him ; Worth preferred charge* ttgalnit Soott, and Seott arreet rd in in for contitinpt. Tbi*,so far a* our reoolleotion serves u?, in the statement to wLich we refer. Be thia true or not. aud it in tjuxntloned hy many, we have an item in rt Ution t > thi* subject, from the lipi of a gentleniau who wee in the city of Mexico before the 4th Of Deuetnhi-r He presume* that the writing of the letter* U uot the oriitin ot the dirfloultT, though It 1* eubal dUry, but that the arrest was in consequence of the disobedience of orders by Oeneral Worth. or by Worth ami I'illow conjointly. during the late battles before the oity of Mexico. Worth wan ordered to operate upon ? certain point at night, and to surprise th? Mexican garrison aud take the enemy prisoners. This. however, ho did uol I la waited until ihe next morning B y this time, the Mexicans, apprised of thH design of tba Amerlcau commander. prepared for a (tout resistance. Tba conflict en<ued, and the brigad- led uv (Jen. Worth loat eight hundred men ! luf'ortunately I have not bafora m? the official ao<v>uuts of tha battle*, and cannot, tkmfwii be specific I must t'ike the word* of niy informant a* true, ha being a man of truth, (anarally considered, until ium? other statement shall ba given from a more responsible suuroe It la to be regretted that there li a war among our own generals, three thousand mllaa from homa.? Already it is whispered that there may loon ba a court of enquiry In relation to tha subject. Koonomy, honor, and patience, forbid that It shall take place at tba ursenal in this city, but perhaps I apeak too fast, af, judging of tun progress of the Kreuiont trial, that may uot be concluded lor months to uoine, and another plaoa > must be selected > Mujor (ieueral Soatt has the reputation of poaaasalng ' much humanity ; a quality which, oouplad with I bravery and skill, makes the true soldier. When tba army euterei the city of Mexico, he gave ordara not to f molest the I prrot ; ibey were, lie aaid, our friend* in this he mistook, as we well know ; for the greasera made t an unprovoked attack ou our troops, and bad to ba rei strained by powder and ball To his humanity we may attribute the linger engendered against Worth, who, In i tha opinion of Scott, needlessly aacriliced eight hundred ) men. > Yesterday afternoon the President had a splendid dinner party, and thirty or forty members of Congraw. whig* and democrats,V sat down to It. The utmost good ; feeling characterised all that w,i? said, and the honorable gentlemen laughed In concert over their wlna ? , Now, if men of both parties nan agree like brother* i while eating turkey and drinking claret, why do tbay > not keep lu check their angry tempers while debating the atfuirs of the nation ' Is the nation of less impori taure thau a gobbler? However, we love harmony,If i It only uoutiuuu ?o long as viands smoke upon the table. i WasHiniiTO!*, Deo. U4, 1(347. | SuJden Death of Mr. Fairfield, of the Senate. We were startled this evedlng by the announcement of a friend, just froui the lodgings of Senator Kalrfleld, ' that this valuable public servant was no more?that ba I had suddenly died. Yesterday we shook handa with him. on returning from the oapltol; this morning ba 1 was as well, to all appearance, as usual?this evening be is no more. He has been suffering for a long tlmo from a diseased leg. A year ago he had a surgical operation made npon It, which relieved him, without causing any immediate I Inconvenience. This morning, having the advantage of the adjournment over to Monday, for repose, he seised I the ocoaslun again to call In his physician to repaat the 1 Incision, from which he had received such benefit in th? first experiment The operation wait accordingly ;j made by Dr. Magruder, the physician in the tint r Instance. Duting the day, Dr. May was called In; '1 but In the meat time, we understand a powerful solution y bad been applied to the wound, tb? necessity of the caae '> doubtless suggesting some such stimulus to the nervous tystrrn in a direct application to the seat of the disease. Y Hut th* symptoms rapidly b>-c<t'ne more alarming, and though evei) Ibing that the best medical (kill and experience recommend ?m promptly applied, the patent's sufferings continued to increiise.till about seven o'clook I this evening, when, in great a^ony, he expired, t It wan but yesterday Hint Mr. Kairfleid reported, In ' pursuance of the President's rec )mraeudatloos, the r bill for the appoiuttneut of ussistaut pursers in the Navy. As chairman on naval ?tl?irs. n? a?? been Industrious, well Informed *nl useful, In a high degree, to ) tbe deliberations of the Suite II) was a modest and a valuable man, and the public, In him, have lost t anoth>r faithful servant \vnh;ri the abort space of a 1 year. Penny backer, of Virginia ; Harrow, of Louisiana: 1 Speight, of Mississippi,; Huntington, of Connecticut, and , K trttxld, of .Maine, ull of the M-uat?, have died. A severe mortality for so small a body of m<sn Mr ! airfield, w? should suppose, was about fifty ' ysr.i of a<e lie was small lu stature, and of a delicate frame ; much weakened lor a long time past Iroin the disease which has thus sudd-nly terminated his life. But he seldom complained; was seldom abient from his ' post In any weather i lint we leave the details of his last day of agony, and the rneritN of his character, and the services ol his useful lite, to his physicians, his compeers, andhlslmtne1 diave associate* . W. a WasinrtoTolf, Deo. 24, 1147. j I Jtfttmoan ILeparl. The day hus linen unusually pleasant Id tbo sunshine, 1 anil there wm, during tbo morning hour, (that 1?, from ] twelve to one) perhaps n (uoruin of both houses trans* nctltiu; Christina* errands in the book and fancy stores j on tbu Avenue Mauy members have gone home to . spend their holidays; but thrre are ijulte enough remain I iLg to make It a "Merry hristiaas" in Washington, hg^s were ala premium in the market, and the drinking of egg-uogg couiiaenoes thl* evening, by way of clearing " thi cob-webs for a more universal demonstration tos ui"rrow i The abolition petition, upon the deposition of wbloh, Mr Speaker Winthrop Rate but cistmg vote the other * d?y. wad goLten up in thi* city, an i a number of the r siguers. since it* publication, have pu'illoly repudiated It 'i'here la a slave factory or two In the city, a port of calaboose, in which the " traders" keep their purohafM until a suttlclent number are collected for a cargo to lie irgl*, Alabama or New Orleans Certain of the signers supposed the petition referred entirely to these depot* lor supplies to the .Southern States, and thla was th? (.raffle which they wished < ongres* tosuppres* Hut tb? i petition takes a broader scope, and touches the question of slavery as it exist* lu the district, In Ita loral cliaraater The signers in question desire to be understood, * and we any at well stat'< that Mr. Kltnam and Mr. Ha, v*ge ere among them We think it bad been just as well i aelvaa lu the matter at all Thl* rHininUH u? that Mr. Hale, of New Hampahlre, * from the beginning that ha Ima made to the S -nate. will i ba likely to have hm handa lull of emancipation p?tiliona, h fore the aeaaiou U os.t Wa understood, however, that hi- will b? engaged for a while lu a criminal t. cauae down '-aft, which corna* olf pratty aoou : but that ha expects to bu here to put in un oar < u Ilia diacuialon of .vir. < alhnun'ft reaolutiona. The claumtiua ou Mex.oo, ona of whom lathe editor of the .V-iMnnnl If A if, aaa no proopect of peace, aaving in a defcuaiva Hoe, drawn a>.roaa tha nrok of I'auama. Whether tha aiitor of tha IfViiif ha a claimant or not, h? bodly uilvo<-*t>-a annexation, from which wa are to infer either that hn In tha organ of a portion of the whlga ? in the Houaa, or that ha dot* not apeak for the whig j, party al all Wa believe however, ha la playing a ii deeper game Hi* nljaot la to head od Meaara. I'olk, is iliKtinnan, Uallaa, < a-a, Woodbury, and othera, from '? that ground, by a pre-occupation of it, a anding aa a !" aort of guard or,*r 11 lo intruder* out. Wa hope " ha will auco?ed ; Uvuuae to the pat 'eahla occupation of )* .Mexico, it wi;l ba nei *?ary to extarmlaata tha CeltoA/.t'jc race, and if lelt alone, they will do that themaalvea, in good season f.ir annexation A treaty of prace for tha preaeut. would anawer all praaent puria I i oa?a it we can get a boundary and iDdotunitiea, aa pro posed by Mr Trial,', and we think yet, that an accommodation will b>- ?'T cteii before tha clone of tha praaent % aeMlon The cuae doea not look half ao bad ae the Ore a gon question did lu l>acamber. ImI>. and wa got out of that without much national humiliation ciiftisrMAs r:vk i t | WtiHiauTO!i, Deo. 94,1M7, Gen. Uji>4 l'i tpo$iitan. j lien Shields in recelvtd in triumph all the way. aa ha a couie* along. "Honor to the brava." " lie baa don* | the Htate aoma service," and would ba a good oandld?t? | either for I realdentor Vlur-I'realdant, but that he comet 11 from 3 | " The flrit flow?r of the earth, The tlrnt Hem of the ?? ? " n I -?that Mm* dear ol<l Ireland over the wit?<?od pre 4 ! reite her. ' i Hut It h<i? hern suRKeeted that Hhl?ld? would he the " man to t?-i.d on the miMlon to Noma; (o he would He in * Rood rnpubllcau good anholar gentleman, and % 5 I Mlboltc We thluk thkt llitbop lluxbei himaelf would i ndorm thin appolntm Lt, ui>l"M we are mletkken i in the Oentral'i) reunion* filtti It In a matter Into n which wo here m yr inquired. caring nothing for a i I 'nan ? particiiWr church, it bin heart tie right, end hie head hard aud rouud like Mblelis' I'he > Inmate of Italy i wr uld h pleasant to HblHi'a and w? go, tf he daatrea It, (i or wctil | aurept It, fnr glTlng him the propoeed wleslon a to RO.V1B f a W*?mi^oton, Dee. 24, IP47 T*e fill'/ S<jUtdfi\ .'111 III III I IIralan . I The! Vurati cos me of the Mexican breed W e I earn ; by ?n officer of the Na*y ju*t fiom the (iulf Squadron, that, on the reclpt, at Merld*, of the drat IntelllRenoo " | from the city of Menoo, which that hunt* Anna wa? I Tiotorlona, ih? inhahllMita K"t UP * jnonunctam>nlo y ' against tbe tutted Nt?t < ?n<l, that with a t!#w offetltl)j an uinltritir. ;ii/i-n the Cow f'erry, with 0 ?Mer*l *lilpi of L>. 4?urtin.h?i <<.u?d?iwato Vutttm. 1 j ! ri'iu all w J?" leaiu, Uo*?>er, all er|?J fc? found to b? I eorraol,tii* tfnentMN* having <Ua#,i*ared their m la * lake ?r? rr<*?W ??. hat* failan ImmIi ur"?

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