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NEW YORK HERALD. ' North-Writ Corner of Kwlton and IlUUn ?t?. JAMBSnOBBOK BKNNKTT, PROPRIETOR. r in V tTKKALD? F.rerv tiny. ( Sunday included.) tim rents ff'r,., y?f"2'<*" iivrn. II7.V <!. Y IILRAl.!)?f>rrv X -tn rdnv?i^ cuts pt r >-n,y ? iji, ^-r initum?i? fV 1'iW Sta its. Rssropetm subscribers, $?' if annum, to ineludc the f-'itioe; an edition (in the French wn.J K*i/l'-'h lanfuanes). ,r*U be pvMuAcJ on it-e.y Kur.ipean tie km fun-ket day. vrtth i tellisience from nil partt of this eontinr.it, to fV t'teil moment. ADI t RTISE VE.VT.V {renewed mry morning) it reasonable prim ; to be written in a plain, leoible nuinner ; the proprietor r.iV rrtj<c .sille for errort in manustript PRlS'TISt! of all kinds esec uted beautifully nr.d tnth c ? patch. Order! rxeeilvd at the Publication Office, rorner . ( ; Full oh and K 'ssau itreet?. Al.l. I.F.TTF.KS hy mwi/. for lulurriptumf, or mfA ndrrr- i fifemrr ft. 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PaLMO'S OPERa H0C3E, Chamber! itreet?Illustrated Pictv*ia TABERNACLE?Mk Ptvrsiin's Ballad Entertainment. MINERVA ROOMS?Major Central Tom Tiivmu's Soiree. to-night. CASTLE GARDEN?Sacred Concert. New York, Sunday, May 14-, 1848. The Circulation of the Herald. Saturday, May 13. Daily 18.600 copies Weekly 11.280 ' The publication of the Herald commenced yesterday at 10 minutes past 4 o'clock, and finished at 0 o'clock. Notice to Our Subscribers. Our subscribers in tho Fifteenth ward are requested to leave their names at this office. A new carrier has taken charge of that route, in order to have the Herald served earlier In the morning. The Steamers. It is now generally believed that the Hermann did not leave Southampton till the the 27th lilt. The Cambria was to have left Liverpool on the 29th. Both steamers are, therefore, over due. We shall issue an Extra HtrcUd immediately after receiving our foreign letters andpa]>er8. Important Presidential Movement*?Remarkable Correspondence between Mr. Clay and General Taylor. Everything is fraught with interest that is connected with the nominations which are soon to be made by the two conventions?the one at Baltimore, and the other at Philadelphia. Politicians and their friends were never so full of business as they are at present. For the last Bix months article has followed article, and letter after letter has been published from the various candidates, giving their opinions and defining their positions before the public, in order to set some mistaken persons right, as to their views and principles. The most recent epistolary political documents have been those of Mr. Clay and General Taylor. Mr. Clay's famous circular was dated at Ashland, the tenth of April, and it struck the community with some peculiar sensations. It was a new mode of appearing before the country, and its novelty created remarks of a certain kind in every quarter. The next correspondence which attracted attention, was the two letters of General Taylor?one addressed to the editor of the Richmond Republican, dated Ann! thp Tu-pntiptli ?rw) thp rvtlipr tn Pant <in Allison, two days afterwards, on the twenty-second of April. The letters of both these distinguished men have been before the world for some time, and have elicited a variety of remarks; but they do not disclose all the correspondence that has taken place on the subject. IVe have the best reasons for knowing that cotemporaneous with the dates of those letters from Gen. Taylor and yir. Clay, which have been published, a private correspondence took place between these distinguished ju rsonages, of a very remarkable cluiracter, disclosing views, ujuI principles,and feelings on the part of each, which will have u most important bearing on the nomination of the whig national convention, and probably on the result of the Presidential election. We have received this information within the last few days, from the South and West, and on such authority as convinces us of the truth of the facts therein set forth. We shall state the particulars, as far as they have been disclosed. This correspondence between Mr. Clay and Gen. Taylor was commenced by Mr. Clay. On or about she 10th of April, cotnnporaneously with the date of Mr. Clay's famous circular, that gentleman wrote a private letter to Gen. Taylor, containing many of the opinions and views on the Presidency, which he gave in his circular, and also additional particulars directed particularly to Gen. Taylor, and intended to affect his feelings as to the result of his nomination by the whig convention in Philadelphia. In this letter Mr. Clay stated to (Jen. Taylor that he would be injuring his own prosjtects and jiosition by permitting his nam" to be used as a canaiaal'' lorine presidency i?y Mi-' w:ngconvention, and that even if he were to be nominated by the convention,he had no chance of succeeding, bem;; only sure, at the last resort, of Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and some other sin ill States?whilst he, Mr. Clay, was decidedly sure of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and other larjre States of the Kast. Mr. < 'lay also gave < leneral Taylor to understand that it would he very hazardous for the latter to trust himself to such u contingency, an his friends ?meaning those of Mr. Clay?would certainly organize an opposition against him, at all hazard.-, and defeat his election. This appears to be the sum and substance of the letter writt 'ti by Mr. Clay to General Taylor. To this letter the old hero sent a note, in terms very similar to those which he addressed to .Santa Anna and other generals whom he encountered in Mexico. He gave Mr. Clay to understand that he had th?" highest opinion of Mr. Clay's pnnciples, sng*citv, and his prospect* of being the next President, and all that sort of thing, but that, for himself, he would not alter his position towards the people of the Cnited States, by the advice of any man. and that he would continue to hold that position at all hazards, and lake all the consequences. This correspondence has pr<*dncrd a decided breach, gradually increasing to a very bitter kind, between Mr flay nnd General Taylor, and may Hcrount for some ol the remarkable sentim-ntsput forth a f<*\v day* afterwards in the celebrated letter of the (iencrul, to the editor of the liirhmmul Hipublican, particularly those contained in the following passage of it:? " Secondly I do not design to withdraw my name if Mr < lay be the nominee of the whig national convention?aud, iu tiii* connection. I beg permission to r.;inark tliat tin- statements which have been so positiveiy made tn rone of the northern print*, to the effect ' that should Mr ? lay lie the nominee of the whig national convention,' I had stated that I would not suffer my name to be used are not correct, ami have no foundation in any'iral or written remark of mine. It has not been my intention at any moment, to change my position, or to withdraw tny nnme from the canvaas. whoever may be the nominee of the national convention. either of the whig or democratic party.'' Every one was surprised at reading this letter when il wu published; but its sentiments seem to be now explained by the revelations which we make at the private correspondence which took place Iwtween these distinguished gentlemen, only a few days previously, on the same question. The position of Mr. Clay and General Taylor is irreroncileubly hostile, and that position will soon be assumed by their respective friends, in the whig convention and out of it, and the consequences will probably be not only fatal to Mr. Clay, but ha ^ *n mi /Hrd?>cW l.ivvHtd# (n?iir(<?l l ajrlor'< hominatiaiti by that onAvr niion. Let us look at the position ol things. The rivatry between General Taylor and Mr. Clay, commencing between themselves, is already spreading iill around through the ranks of the whig party, throughout the country. Mr. Clay will have in the Philadelphia convention over one hundred supporters, who will stick to him at all hazard", and who, if they can't get him nominated, will certainly do the best they can to dislodge General Taylor, and muke him do what he did not do in the battle-field ot" Hueua Vista?that is, surrender at discretion. At all events, the chances now are that there will be a viol nt and bitter content in the whig convention, and that the strength of Mr. Clay, in that event, will be at least sufficient to prevent any cordial union of the elements in favor of General Taylor, or ultimately to settle down on a third candidate. Now, who is that third candidate to be 1 From the appearances of the political horizon, and the arrangements making among the private and special fronds of General Scott, we have* every reason to believe that old Chippewa, or old Fuss and Feathers, or whatever else he may be called, will be a very prominent man before the convention in less than three weeks; and the chances are, that if the New Kngland delegates work their cards as they appear to be doing, Gen. Scott may yet be the nominee of the whig convention. Now, although General Scott, from his hasty soup correspondence, has made himself the laughing stock of politicians throughout the country, yet it may be doubted very much whether, if he should go before the masses of the people, that would affect him much in the material part of voting. Gen. Scott is a hero, beyond question, on the battle field. He may be silly in writing letters, and in courts martial and courts of inquiry; but in right down hard knocks, in regular fighting, there can be no mistuke but that he has courage, capacity, and talent; and these are precisely the qualifications which sink deepest into the public mind, and make the most secure lodgments in that quarter. The mass of the community may ridicule his letters; but they still can do him justice in the article of voting, and, in that respect, we think he will stand as well as any other man, although the politicians may find him hard to deal with in any way. Such is the position of things at this moment. If the correspondence between Mr. Clay and Gen. Taylor should be brought out, as we think it will be before many weeks are over, it will increase the hitter hostility between the friends of those two gentlemen, and tend still further to drive the whig convention into the nomination of some third man; a.id this man would probably be General Scott. O.i the other hand, if the democratic convention should nominate Mr. Polk, and turn [ out the barnburners, these latter chaps having I already shown a strong liking for General Taylor, and should they take him up and make him their candidate, we should not at all be surprised to see the democratic party throughout the country abanI don the regular nomination, and rally under the flag of the barnburners in support of General Taylor against General Scott, and make the regular Baltimore convention as regular an abortion as the famous Tyler convention a few years ago. In that case, it would be the prettiest fight imaginable? General Taylor on one side, and General Scott on the other?the mass of the democracy rallying under General Taylor, and the mass of the whigs rallying under General Scott. Such would make it a capital fight, and just such a fight as we would like to see. We really hope and trust that it will come to that point. Steam Communication with China and the Sandwich Islands.?We have received from the lIon.T. B. King a printed rejHm on the above subject, reported by him to the House of Representatives, from the Committee on Naval Affairs. The object of this report is, as it says, to propose n line of steamers to China, from some port on our Pacific seaboard. The report before us first goes into an enquiry into the question, "what ports in Oregon aud California are best suited for the future rendezvous ofour marine'?" It nc?tnrwi-wL before having settled this question, to give an account of our whaling trade on the long coast of the Pacific. It then refers to the trade with China, and gives some extracts from treaties entered into with China, showing the position in which we now stand with that country. It then gives an account of the state of the British trade with China, compared with the American; and having discussed this matter pretty fully, concludes it with the following important remarks:? It is quite clear, therefore, that the great field for American enterprise aud skill, iu our intercourse with ( hina. lies in the adaptation of our cotton fabrics to the winm and tastes of the Chinese. " We hare seen that Greai Britain now supplies China with raw cotton aud cotton manufactures to more than twice the amount of the balance of trade against u?. in her faror. This trade properly belongs to the L'nited states, and the difference of exchange ln-tweeu Canton and Loudon, which operates as a discriminating duty, or bounty, of at lea-it six per cent in favor of American imports, is aiding our manufacturers and shippers to compete successfully with their British rivals. When the superiority of American fabrics shall have been fully tested by the ( hinc.-c. there can be but little doubt that the demand fur them will increase to the full amouut of her exports from China, whatever they may be. The balance of trade against us shows an opening for an increased export to that country of our products and manufactures, without disturbing the laws of trade, to the amount of near six millions of dollars per annum, and a further amount of more than$10.000.0<h) which our cotton and cotton fabrics ought to supply, in place of those of Great Britain and India. It is not to be supposed, however, that our commercial intercourse with that vast empire will be limited to. or controlled by. the present amount of exports from it. As we have said, our commerce with that country posse *>c* the elements of indefinite expansion. Our great etapie. cotton, in a raw or manufactured state, together with lead, ginseng, and other commodities, afford the material* on our part, for which t hina may exchange her teas, raw filk. and an infinite variety of article* of taste and luxury. Certainty and rapidity of Inter(course are now only wanted to bring these two great, nations nearer together, to give them a more perfect knowledge of each other, develope their resources, and , build up a commerce more extensive than has probably | ever heretofore existed between two nations The iuii proved condition of ourrelations withtbat country, un, der the new treaties, and the extension of our terrlturi! al possessions to the Pacific, have placed it in our power ultimately to communicate with China almost ?? rapidly as we now do with Kuropc." f.. r.-i- ?i.: : - - j v ucuuiiijiiiMi hub cuiiiiiiuiucuiion, mc report states that " we must extend telegraphic win* across the continent,and establish a line of stenmerfrom San Francisco or Monterey to Shanghai an I Canton." We are from hence led to conclude that these ports were decided ii)K>n as the pro|>er rendezvous, though the question taken up for inquiry being dropped in the middle, and a diversion mad to Great Britain, China, Arc., we have been left in the dark on the subject. The report then goes on to examine into the practicability and utility of the two thing* which it before stated must !)> done in order to accomplish the communication referred to. ] laving for this purpose discussed the question of the various routes, the report concludes with tour joint resolutions, intended to authorize by law the proposed establishment of steamers communicating with China and the Sandwich Islands. It will hi- perceived that this report, which occupies 1(? octavo pages, undertakes to touch upon subjects so many and so great, that to discuss them ul; projs rly would till Hi volumes. This may be called "crowding," a fault which is very pernicious, both in business and literature. An appendix is added on the various, routes. On the whole, tills report on this interesting subject would be much more effective if it had not attempted too much at once. We are glad, however, of its recommendations, and hope the joint resolutions for the establishment of the steamers will be passed immediately, in spite of the diffusencss and confusion ol the rejwrt. ' Co.\t\to\ Cofvctt,.?Will the Board of Assistants meet to-morrow evening, and settle their late quarrel, which has already given them a latne, that will waft their names down to posterity? The tax-payers, and citizens in general, feel some anxiety in this matter. b i hi ii m> mmmmmmmgammmmrn "" The Riw P.i v*\tK!rr.?The " Virata i/ufitio propounded in M iy?r Havemeyert inaugural mea? sage, in relation to the practicability of ^tpeditidUs removal of this pavement, in cases of leakage, occasioned by the bunting of water pipes, has b -en satisfactorily settled in favor of this admirable pavement. On yesterday a leakage found its way up through the foundation, or concrete, of ( the pavement lately Lid down in the vicinity of this office, corner of Fulton and Nassau streets, j This burst occurred when there was no provision made for taking out the pipes, and consequently it has proved more favorable to the works; and in half an hour after the workmen were informed ol the burst or leakage, they had the pavement removed. We should also state, that here there was no section for a lateral pipe to any of the neighboring buildings, conveying the Croton water, and it was not in such a place, then, where the public could expect that the pavement could be taken up readily. Ilerc, too, was a place where WW lujnuic M> eta t'Ajnruicu, unu uuii?rqu<.-llliy Ill> |?r?rparation was made for such accident. Look, also, at a permanent work of this character, which will of course require a little more labor than the ordij nary, old, useless and expensive system; but this ^ should not weigh a feather in the balance, where a | work of such incalculable advantage is in question, i We congratulate Mr. Kuss on having thus so thoI roughly satisfied the public mind on this matter; 1 and as the public feeling in favor of the work has been so thoroughly and unequivocally expressed, : and this question been now solved, and placed bei yond all doubt und cavil, we trust to see speedy and earnest action on the subject, so as to give our i citizens the full advantages of so desirable a public improvement?at all events, in the leading thoroughfares of our rapidly improving city. Accomplishments ok Foreign Princes. ? The princes of Germany, having very likely a presentiment of their fall, have all learned professions, which will certainly be very useful to them before j ]ong. Ilere they are. The Emperor of Austria has great skill in ma| nufacturing sealing wax. The King of Prussia draws splendid and witty caricatures, and may now draw his own. The King of Saxony is a distinguished botanist. The King of Bavaria is a re| markable poet. The Grand Duke of Baden is an j excellent shot, and rivals the most experienced gamekeepers of his estates. lie can filljiis own pot. The Duke of Hesse-Cassel is u great earthenware maker, and the princes of the Cobourg family are celebrated for propagating the species. It remains to be seen whether the Germans will allow these sovereigns to exercise the professions which they have been taught by nature. , Northern Abolitionists in the Southern States.?We direct the attention of our readers to the article in this day's paper, from the Savannah Republican, with the above heading. The suniuuiry measures adopted towards the individual in question, were perfectly justifiable under the circumstances, and are the only remedy left to the South to protect themselves in their constitutional j rights. Still another Letter from General Taylor. ' ?Brantz Mayer, of Baltimore, has received a letter from Gen. Taylor. It was in reply to an address and resolutions issued by a Taylor meeting, ; held on the 20th March:? Baton Roiue. La., May 1, 1848. Dear Sir?I have by thin day's mail received a copy (duplicate) of your letter of March 21, with an enclosed | copy of the proceedings of a meeting held by the citizens of Baltimore who are friendly to my election to j the Presidency. The political sentiments embraced In the preamble and resolutions adopted at that meeting. I rejoice to say. meet with my cordial approval and assent. No movements in auy part of the country, having the object to olTer testimonials of honor and respect towards myself. or to iidvocate my election to the Presidency, have caused in me more lively pleasure, or demand more my gratitude. You will plcare do mc the favor to make known my acknowledgments to the citizens of Baltimore for the unexpected and unmerited honors they have conferred upon me. in such manner and terms as you may deem 1 most proper. They are obligations which, should the votoa of tho 1 country be cat! in uiy favur. it will most surely be my endeavor to redeem to themselves and to all the ]>eoplu j of our country. I nuift be permitted to add. that, as they have, with ; so much coniidence, placed my nuine in nomination before the country ou their own responsibility, free from nnrtv action mid the ex?rtinn of t.lmlmaa frnm ' myself. 1 (ball serve them strictly a* a constitutional and not us a party President (in tne event already alluded to)?and a- uiy ability will permit. Please accept my thanks for the kind sentiment* you have, in forwarding thu prooecdings of the meeting, been pleased to express to me. With sentiments of cordial respect and regard, your MWt OMint servant. /. TAVLOIt. Bhantz Mayer. Ksq.. Sesretary Public Meeting in | Baltimore. Sporting Intelligence. Tur. Races.?Next week will bo a gay one to the lovers of the turf, and preparations are making in alt ! quarters for the carnival. Should the weather prove favorable to-day. no doubt great numbers who are interested in the coming sports of the week over the Union, will visit the grounds in the afternoon to witness the various horses take their cxcrcifliug gallops. Kvery thing is favorable for a large turn out during the days of racing : the appearancu of the country now is very beautiful?the graxs extremely green, the tree* in full foliage, the air exhilirating. and the flower in great profusion, adorning with their gay colors the beauty of the landscape. With these inducements. added to the fact of a surety of witnessing contentions for prizes, by horses the finest and fleetest ! in the land, it is not too nuch to predict that the coming meeting will be brilliantly attended. The stables of .Mr. Laird, we understand, arrived yesterday, and persons visiting the I'nion this afternoon will have an opportunity of judging of their capabilities while witnessing their exercising runs. Amkbicus ani* Di.ack Hawk.?The great trotting match to takfl place on Monday for $2000. three mile beats, between the above uamed celebrated trotters, is creating more excitement than it were possible to believe such an event could produce. Strangers are already flocking into the city to witness the atfair. and ' from appearances, there will be a larger attendance at i the Union on Monday than was ever before called together to witness a trotting match. Both horses are wrl!. and are expected to appear at the score A No. 1. Vim-ricut last nUlil was slightly the favorite. Political Intelligence. I.r.ciiUATt iik o? Maim:.?This body met at Augusta | on the loth inst.. and w?< organised by appointing Ca\ leb Aver. President of the Senate; Daniel 1). Pike. Se\ cretary: Kev. John H. Iiigraham. Chaplain, and B. K. Cutter. Messenger In the House of Representative*. Hugh I). McLellan was elected Speaker; Samuel Bel! cher. Clerk: Itev. \ Kalloch. < haplain. and Philip j Phillips. Messenger On the 11th the Legislature filled the vae ncies in the Senate, electingall the democratic candidates in the unrepresented districts. A vacancy in the i umberland district.occasioned by the dealh of Mr. Morse, lis yet to be tilled;?Messrs. Hall and and Doughty, wiry, being the constitutional candidates The committee on the vote for Governor reported that Governor Dana had 42t?; Mr. Brouson, 24 240; Mr. Kessend?n. 73")2; all others. 277; and that Gov. Dana had over a'.l others. 2544. A Stow.?The following, says the Lnuitvillt IUmcrial, is the result of the vote taken on board the steamer Paris, on her trip from St Louis to Pittsburgh. May 4 . I*4M ( my. 2i : Taylor. 4 ; democratic no.uldw. 4S Numb' r of cabin passengers. 70. Mahvi.aiii Di.i.f.i: ?tks to tiie Winn National Convi itio*.?Of tin* delegates elected to the national rouvention Messrs. Kndcrwood. Jenifer. Oroom. Ashley, fonle hiicI Tilk'?m in arc Hay.and Messrs I'latt. Itichnr.lsori. ami llambledon. Taylor men. vmni*ia. The H'mhirtgton Union has returni from all the countienln Virginlaexcept four? Lee.PocalionIan. Itoanokc and Scott ; which are all supposed to ' have elected democrat*. If so. th account will stand as follows : I,ant House of Delegates. 7 whig majority ; next home. 15 democratic majority Last Sonata, lrt 1 democratic majority. Next Senate. 12 democratic j majority. I Grncrol Worth. Tiiuiihoav Moa.tiNo I To Tiir. K.ditoh of tiit. Hf.hai.d? The letter of Jackson. in the llrrald of thin morning. has some inaccuracies in relation to (ien. Worth. Worth is n native of Kdgarton, Massachusetts. With his parent* he removed to Hudson. in thin State, when a child. At the age of seventeen lie went to Albany. a* a clerk to Messrs. . In his twentieth year his employers obtained a situation for him in the military family of Maj. (ien. Morgan Lewin. an hi* private secretary On ffen I.ewis* movement to the north. Worth obtained hi* permission to become a vo. lunteer aid to (Jen Boyd, at the battle of ( hryslier's Klelds, where he behaved most gallantly. (See lloyd's dispatches to the Secretary of War.) For this good conduct. Mr Madison forwarded to him a commission as second lieutenant, and he was ordered to the Niagara frontier, where he always distinguished himself, and was severely wounded at the battle of I hipptiway. Me was an aid of (Jen Scott. | His enlistment as a private soldier Is entirely untrue. ONK WHO KNOWN. A tin mine has just been discovered twenty-three miles from lialtlmore. Md. William Merryman is the | owner. I tBaiBBiwnc awhttxiaBict, T1X1KTIKTH COIUHKU. HUT US8ION. Washington, M?y 13, IMS. I??u. The Scnite convened at the usual hour, when the Vice President resumed hin neat and raited it to order. Prayer wan offered up by the Her. Mr. Sheer, the Chaplain The Senate then proceeded to the consideration of the morning business. VOLt'NTFFR* FOR VL'CATAN. Mr. JcrrtasoN Davis, of Mississippi, presented the petition of Col. King, of New York, to be received by the Government, with the services of a regiment to bo raised by him in said State, to aid Vueatan, or to be permitted to go there on their .own account.? It was duly received and referred to the committeo on Foreign Relations. IHON AND COAL IMPORTATION*. Mr. Dayton, of New Jereey. offered a resolution, calling upon the Secretary of the Treasury to communicate to the Senate the amount of iron and coal imported into tlio United State*, from July. 1847. to tho 1st May. 1848. CONSl'l. FOR MUSCAT. Mr. Hannsoan. of Indiana, offered a resolution, instructing the committee on foreign relations, to enquire into the expediency of establishing a Consulate at Muscat, upou the same footing as the Consulate to the I Barbary Powers, which wait laid over. INTERNATIONAL BBC I HOC ITT. Mr. Dn. of New York. from the committee on com' merce. reported a bill in favor of admitting certain j articlei) of produce from Canada into our porta, without duty, on condition that like articles produced in the United States shall be admitted into Canada also without duty, which was read twice. HELir.r to tucatalt. On motion, the morning business was laid aside, and the bill previously under consideration, for extending aid to Yuoatan, was taken up, when Mr. Miller, of New Jersey, being entitled to the floor, rose and addressed the Senate in opposition to the bill When he had concluded, the Senate adjourned over to Monday. House of Representatives. The House met at 11 o'clock, and was called to order by the Speaker. When the journal was read and approved, some routine business of no general interest was then transacted. the slave indemnity case. Mr. hoi'kwell, of Connecticut, moved that the House proceed to the consideration of the regular order of business, which was agreed to, whereupon the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole. Mr. Simms, of South Carolina, in the chair, and Mr. Tucker, of New Hampshire, took up the Slave Indemnity case. This brought out a discussion on slavery, which was characterised by much animation and spirit, and participated in by Mr. Rhett, of South Carolina. Mr. Burt, of the came State, and Mr. Chapman. of Maryland, with others. The slavery discussion was afterwards kept up by Mr. Giddings, of Ohio, and others, in a heated and excited manner, when the Committee rose and reported progress; and the House adjourned to Monday. Gen. Worth's Position and Prospects fbr the Presidency. Washington. May 13, 1848. Gen. Worth has put in his bid for the presidency. He has written a letter to a member of Congress from Alabama. Mr. Dowden, defining his position on all the questions of public interest. He professes himself a t hnrnilfrh iluniAxPu + TV?? in ual<l 4a lisvn Kasn dictated by the commissioners of Mexico, Messrs. Clifford and Sevier, and it is to be publi?hed in the Union to-morrow, just in time for the Baltimore convention. Should the General not receive the democratic nomination. he will scarcely have time to write a letter for tho whig* before the meeting of their convention in June, unlets he has already provided against contingencies by doing so beforehand. Aqueduct at Freeport, Pa., Burnt. [From the Philadelphia Bulletin.] Pittsburg, May 13,1848. The Froeptrt aqueduct, 28 miles above this placc. on the Alleghany river, was destroyed by fire last night. Portions of the structure have floated past hero thin morning. The transportation lines have chartered steamers to convey goods to and fro across the stream, so that no interruption in the travel or transportation of merchandise will take place. The destruction of the structure announcod above, is not so serious an affair as might be imagined. The pecuniary loss, it is supposed, will not exceed fifteen or twenty thousand dollars; and, from the arrangements made, there will be no interruption to trade or travel on the line. Market*. Baltimore. May 13?Flour?There is not much doing in this article, the sales being confined to the home trade at$5 76 for Howard street, and $0 25 for City Mills. Rye Flour is dull, but firm at$3 75 a $3 87>?. Corn Meal rule* steady; sales of 100 barrels at$2 37>a' a $2 60. Wheat, owing to light receipts is somewhat scarcc. We note sales of 1000 bushels prime Maryland reds at$1 38 a $1 43, and 800 do. white at$1 42 a $1 45. Some extra family white sold for$1 00' Corn is, generally speaking, quiet. The sales are 150C bushels, including white and yellow at 42 a 60c. ltyt js held firm at 76 a 80c. Oats are selling in a smal way at 34 a 36c. Provisions are inactive. We quot< mess pork at $10 12%. and prime at$8 75. Lard is declining. Groceries aro soiling in a fair way at steady prices. Whiskey?Sales in barrels at 23,^. and hhds. at 22Xc. Albaxy, May 13 ? Receipts by the canal within th? past twenty-four hours:?Flour 2600 barrels ; Wheat 2600bu*hels; Corn 2700bushels. Sales of 1600 barrels of flour were made, including Genesee, be, at $6 37 a$0 50. Wheat?Saloi of 500 bushels were made (Genesee) at $1 42. Corn?Sale* of 2000 bushels were made, consisting of handsome yellow, at 57c. RyeSales of 000 bushels were made at 72c. Oats?Sales ol 2000 bushols were made at 47c. Pork was in fair demand. Boston, May 13.?Hour?The market continue! steady, but not active. We noto sales of 600 barrels including good western brands, at$6 02){ a $0 75 Wheat?Transactions are limited, it being held abort the views of buyers. Corn remains very firm. Wi hear of 6,000 bushels white and yellow at 61c a 56c Rye is better; 200 bushels sold at 85c. Oats are lcsj active. We note sales of 1.000 bushels northern at 52c Provisions?A good demand for the supply of the regular trade, at firm prices. Whiskey dull and heavy; u< sale*. _ Iltligloiu Intelligence. Calexdak.?May 13. Saturday. St. Ansclm. BCD; May 14. Sunday, third after Kaster. I'at. of St. Joseph: May. 15. Monday. St. Fidelis a Sigmaringa. M; May 10. Tuesday. St. Ubaldus. BC; May 17. Wednesday. St. Paschal llaylon. C; May. 18, Thursday. St. Vcnantlus. M; May 19, Friday. St. Peter Coelestin*. PC; May 20. Saturday. St. Bernardin of Sienna. C. The people of St. John's. N. F.. have lately been making a valuably contribution of labor to the new cathedral. building there under the superintendence of Bishop Field. The Rev. Mr. Conolly went to the Pope with tho American Knvoy sent to invite his Holiness to enter into diplomatic relations with the States. The Pope replied: "I shall have great pleasure in entering into relations with so great a nation, more especially with a , country in which the government has nothing to fenr from the church, nor the church from the government." The vestry of the Church of the Crucifixion, under the pastoral charge of the Rev. Dr. Schroeder. have purchased the' Presbyterian house of worship, in Astor Place. F.ighth street; and it will be open for divine service to-day. at half past ten o'clock, A. M.. and at half past seven. P. M. At a large meeting, in Chicago, on the 30tli April, it [ was resolved to erect a suitable monument to th? late Bishop (Quarter, and a committee was appointed to re1 ceive subscriptions for that purpose. The Archbishop of Paris has authorised a collection in all the churches of his diocese, in favor of the wivei ; and children of the Poles, who had left France to rei conquer the independence of Poland. I The question of the compulsory celibacy of the Romlsh priesthood has been mooted in the Diet at I'res! burgh, by an ej;clesiastical member. M. Kossuth rc| plicl that he wair rejoiced to And the subject discusscil | in such quarters, and that he had received innumnra| hie letters from the clergy, complaining of the prohibi tion. Bishop Hampden haw appointed. ?s liin examining chaplains. the Rev. Win. Hayward Cox. Principal <>f St Mary'* Hall. Oxford, and Rev. G. Clark. Vicar of Cauticy. Yorkshire. Bishop H. wan tnW installed In Hero, ford Cathedral, on Wednesday. April 2fl; and will hold his first ordination, at Hereford, on Trinity Sunday. An Bishop of (ilasgow. besides the Rev Mr. Burgh the name of the Ilev. John Sandiland. for Home tln?< assistant minister of St John's, Kdiubtirg. In given a." | one prominently before the diocese. I The consecration and opening of St. Augustine'* : college, Canterbury. I* fixed for St IVter's day next ! June 29. The Bishop of ( 'ape Town, Dr. <?rey. reached bin dio. I cent, on Sunday. February '20 Kin arrival had beer anxiously looked for by all parties The Rev. Thomas L Randolph ha* been received Into the diocese of Rhode Islam), with a letter disinlssorj from the Bishop of Massachusetts. and has taken cbarg< of St Caul's church. Portsmouth. and the Chapel of tin ^ Holy Cross. Mlddletown. I The Rev. Robert S. T Lowell has been received int?i New Jersey, on letters dismissory from the diocese o ] Massachusetts; and is the missionary In charge o! Christ church, a free mission elinroh in Wwurk i Rev. Benjamin M Miller linn resigned the charge o Trinity church. Mobile. h nd become Hector of St Paul'i church, Columbn*. Lown<lo* county. Ml**l**ippl. Fire on run Railroad.?An the merrhandifl' trsiin from IloHton was romin^ in about hnlf past > , o'clock, yesterday morning. a Urge platform car. con tainlng eighty bale* of cotton. being next to the en irine. tne cotton wa? discovered to be on (Ire, when in th< deep cut of Davenport'* Hill, between Went India lam and the Common Pasture road The train wan *top pod. and two or three cur* behind. also contalninf cotton, a* well a* all the other renr car*, were detachci and pu*hed back. The locomotive came In and gavt the alarm, and the engine* endeavored to reach tin spot; but owing to the great difficulty of acce** to tha point in the road, and the distance froin water. It wai found lrapo?*lble to save any portion In a conditio) j worth working The cotton was good fair Mobile foi the Bartlet Mill*, worth at pre*ent price* cent* pei lb. and the 80 bale* destroyed. co*t$3 000 The tw< car* burned were probably worth $100 each. The lo** of cour*?. fall* upon the railroad company.?Newhury /)ort llerald, May 9. the*4rie*i and Mirtlil' TiiF.ATH*.?To-morrow ertning we cipect to Me hd old fashioned crowded houfe nt the Bowery, inasmuch as a splendid new drama will then be produced in all the splendor and magnificence for which thl* theatre Is so celebrated. The play is founded on | James's celebrated novel of Khrenstein, which haB ; I been received with so much favor by thi> reading pub| lie. The great lield for dramatic display which this novel aJTords. has, wufuuderstand, beeu fully taken ad: vantage of by the adapter, aud all the supernatural M ' well us natural Incidents will be represented with the | utmost fidelity to the original work. Messrs. Marshall, I Dyott. Clarke, Tilton. Burke. St c . aud Mesdamcx Ab' bott, Jordan, aud Phillips, take the principal characi ters; therefore, the acting is ia good hands. The farce , of " The King aud 1 " will be acted previous to the drama. We have no doubt that the patrons of the { Bowery will rally by the thousand to-morrow uight, as j this new piece will be equal iu getting up and intej rest to any over produced in the pulmiest days of the Bowery. Chatham Theatre.?The grand romantic tale of | enchantment, untitled the - Spirit of the Waters, or the Kire Kiond," was represented here last evening, with excellent effect, and by a full and effective cast. Ondine, the spirit of the waters, by Mrs. U. Jones, L,uiu, ? waiur u/uiput uj iuih ui-mrftiuv. auu nuuiv* bom. the Are fiend, by Mr. W. Taylor, were well personated. Mr. Hield. us Sir Huldebrand. well sustained the part, and Wtn&ux ait Master Lapwig Frog, was. as usual. humorous in the character. The martial exorcise and march of Amazons, was a very imposing feature in the performance. Miss Deloraine acting as chieftaiuesx of the guard. All wellequipped with their shields, swords and helinits. they wont through their evolutions with a degree of skill and precision that would be considered worthy of a company of our best drilled troops, had they been on parade. The word of command" waa given by Miss D. in true military style. This will be repeated on to-morrow evening, together with " New York as it li,'' now being in the fifth week of its performance; also the ''Sealed Warrant.'' The attractions put forth here nightly draw jam houses, and the improved appearanco of the theatre, together with the talents of the compauy. and the excellent management, have all materially tended to give this popular theatre a prominent position amongst our principal places of evening recreation in this city. CHRiaTv's Minstrels havo concluded another most successful week. Their caroer is the most remarkable one that has ever beeu the lot of any one band of singers. and what is more, they arc just in the midst of it, as they are as crowded every evening as they were during their first month. This is their eighth. Ciitle Garden.?Summer has come, at least it ought to be hero, as the season has commenced at Castle Gardeu, the most magnificent hall in the Union. To-night a concert of sacred music will be given by Lothian's celebrated Brass Band,?and a promenade around the piazzas of this unrivalled place, while listening to the strains of music, will be a treat, indeed, after the long series of winter weather which wo have happily left behind us. Mi. Dempste*'* concert to-morrow evening, at the Tabernacle, will be one of the attractions of the week. ne win introduce a groat numoor 01 nig most lavorue songs, and we doubt not tbat he will have a crowdcd liouso to listen to him. Mklodkon.?This house is pursuing a most successful course, and deservedly so. as it Is a most orderly and genteel place of amusement. Palmo's Om.ra House.?The illustrated pictures are still continued at this house. They are handsomely got up. Major Gk.nkhal. Tom Thumb takes the field to-morrow, and will make bis bow to a New- York audience, by whom it is expected he will be received with much empreument.Ho Is a dear little fellow?at least, so say the ladies who hare seen him. and so will all say next week. It is said that Mrs. Warner intends retiring from the management of Marylebone theatre immediately on tho termination of Mr. Macready's engagement after Matter. Meyerbeer has just loft Paris, on his return to Berlin. Verdi has also loft the French capital for Milan. For the lust two Sundays, at several of the churches at tho west end of the town, there has been an unusual display of loyalty within the sacred edifices. ' God save the Queen" has been performed on the orgau as a voluntary at the conclusion of divine service, most of the congregation remaining to the close. At Trinity Church, Gray's inn road, where the London Choir Association assemble. Mr. Sunnan, the well known and talented organist's performances of this voluntary, has exeited admiration. A letter from Paris states tbat the first gratuitous performance at the Theatre National took pluce on Sunday last. Tho audience was mostly composed of the working classes, dressed in their holiday clothes, amidst which were to be seen a few blouttt. The Muetto di Portlei" was the opera selocted; the duet " Amour sacre de la Patrie," was, as might be expected. cncored. The opera, following tho example of the Theatre de la Kcpublique, is lowering its prices, and a new scheme of free admission is establishing, by which an Individual may, for 50 francs (20, obtain admission on every night's performance throughout the year, to tho beat places in the house. This can never last; but, in spite of the unexampled depressed state of theatricals. as well as everything else here, M. Roqueplau has obtained the " privilege" of continuing tho Orand t Opera opeu during tbe summer, under the title of _ " Grand Opera d'Ete;" but his partner, M. Dupoushel, renounces his share in the speculation, and confines I his management to the usual winter months. In con sideration of the Drosent existing distress of the thoa trow, the administration of the hospital* has relinquished it* claim, irom lot of March to thu 1st of Oct. in the present year, to the tax or assessment of one per cent on the total receipts for which seizures had been made on the " cuutionment" or security deposited by the proprietors of all the theatres. The claim, on this ' account, on the Grand Opera alone, amounted to 5.000 francs. Our Italian Opera has closed after an unfavorable seasou; M. Vatel, the present director, it is 1 stated, will not resume the management next season. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kean will return to the Haymarket early in May. Mr. Buckstonc aud Mrs. Fitzwilliam have been performing at Plymouth to good houses. Madame Anna Thillon has been engaged at the f Princess's Theatre, and will appear in a new opera in the Easter week. Mr. Aldridge. the African tragedian, will appear at the Liverpool Theatre, Liverpool, in the Easter week, i Mr. Mackay, the celebrated Scotch comedian, and admired portrayer of the comic characters in Sir Walter Scott's novels, has announced his retirement from the stage, lie is now performing at Edinburgh for twelve nights, after which he will take a provincial tour, and then take his farewell benefit at Edinburgh. On dit. that a scries of promenade concerts will be given at Exeter Hall during the summer, and that Lai bitcky has been engaged as conductor, with a band of fifty performers selected from the orchestras of the two Italian Opera houses. i Henry Russell has just returned from a most successful tour through the provinces. He has taken Sadler's Wells Theatre, where he will give his entertainment, consisting of all his new compositions, in addition to the old and popular favorites. Review of Sew Publications. Napoleox ami) the Mariiiali op the empire, 2 vols., Carey & Hart, Philadelphia.?This is a very interesting work, and ably written, giving proof of soitnd judgment, and impartial discrimination in the writer. FYhpamentai. Statutes ran the Temporal. Government ok the State* ok the Church, by Popo Pius IX.?This work has been sent to us from Home : it is tun constitution. an drawn tip by ine rope. ana presented to the people, in the present state of things in that country, it in perhaps a* much as could ho given, anil the bout that could he dono by I'iui IX. Message or the Uovf.rnmf.nt of Buenos Atrki to tiik Twenty-Fifth Legislature.?Thin document ha* been sent on to us from our correspondent, W. A. Harris. Esq.. of Buenos Ayres. It oontains the usual topics of finance, domestic, foreign relations, lie., and. like most of these documents, is too long. PooctKniir.i of thi: Ni:w Yor* Historical Society, New York. Van Norden.?A monthly account of the doings of one of our most learned, liberal and useful societies. Life of General Quitman?Washington: Ritchie and Helss.?Very iiHereitlng. not only as a personal history of this brave general, but as a portion of the i history of the great American conquest of Mexico. Tiik Southern Quarterly IIkview?Charleston. S. C.: Burgess and Jamei ?A good quarterly is a desideratum in American literature. This Review does not. as yet, fully supply it. I)o they look out for talent, and pay it well? If not. they cannot get up a good re' view. Wrmrn'i High School Pronouncing Dictionary? New York: Huntington nmt Savnge. Pearl street.?An axcellent. useful and indispensable book to many, well got up, and one of the best of the kind we have seen. A Theory or Equality, or tiif. way to makf. r,vr.RY Man act Honestly. By John Campbell. J. B. I Perry. Philadelphia. There is only one word in our language. we are acquainted with, fit and proper to characterise this and similar Kourierite. Tom I'aineite produetiona,?that word is?' humbug.'1 1 D?: Bow's Commercial Review or the South ano We?t.?New-Orleans: Drlluw. C?nii> st - An sl.le well 1 written periodical The literary department show* trrrst talent. We hop* the South gives encouragement to a work which doc* it honor. ' Popular Libharv or IiiTmicTinn. Tiic R?:n Bhkast.?From the Orrman of C. Von Schmid.? Ncw-Vork: Kdwurd bunignn. Knlton st.?A r very neat nnd pretty book for children, witli highly flni I shed wood cut* We only wish booksellers would employ M translator* person* of education, who understand Kngllsh IiiHtead of lining the Knglixh idiom. " I i would give any thing to have.'" the translator u*c* the f Oertnan idiom. " there 1* nothing I would not give to r hare." Thin in an awkward translation. PaocEKniini or Tiir lUnnnn aii> Itivr.a Cohvkn r TIO*. liri.D at ClIIC'aoo JlTLV (\th, 1H47. 1 Vindication or Tiir. Far.r. Iliimio SvsTrx.? By L. Bonnefou. xNew-York, J. Bell.?Another attempt to i Improve the paper system. Th? haais proponed hy the | author is. we believe, sound and practicable Ki'i-onr or Johi Q Adam*, by F.dward F.verett. Boston: button & Co.?Kloquent, laudatory, brilliant, [ partial. It Is the judgment of a man on one who Is gone , to a higher and truer judgment. Joi'Rnai. or Tiir fkaw*i.ir? lw?TlTVTr., for April. 1S4X. j We sea the name of our old friend. Dr. Jones, still on I the cover ; we believe he died since April at Waslilngj ton. This Is a useful work. Indispensable to the cu? ; rious in mccnadics, and to the looker*-out for new t Inventions, as well as to Inventors themselves. We < wish we had In New York a similar Institute, conducted i with equal liberality and talent. r Tiir Jewish Cimomci.ic. by the Society for Mellorr ating the Condition of the Jew*.?Truth oblige* u* to > say that this I* a poor nITair. Those Chrl*tlan* have i more need of conrer*lon them*elre? than the Jew*. " Physician heal thyself,"' I* the best advice we can (lv? them. CHjr infeiiiMnM. Nitw Hoif't-i,?Thow ?re?t ih(? time *or?rnl mw nfiiocnt lioteU In course of erection in the city, two of wblch are on Broudway Thu'lMv granite building. at tho corner of Broadway and Chambers street. i? undergoing alteration, and with the addition* which are being built, will make it inferior in point of comfort and magnificence, to no hotel in the Union. D. D. Howard Ksq., of hotel notoriety, will be the proprietor. and is sparing no pains nor expense to make it tho mo?t pleasant house of entertainment in the city. An addition of seventy-five feet, fronting on Chambers street, is now rapidly progressing, which is to be tivo stories high. The front, on Broadway, will be one hundred aud fifty feet deep, with the main entrance in the centre. The central fifty feet will be raised to six stories high, and tliu wings live stories; the main entrance to pass to the office in the roar, one hundred and twenty-five feet long, by twenty feet wide and twenty feet high, uud lighted by a beautiful dome. The ladies' and gentlemen's dining saloons, and parlors, will be fitted in a stylo superior to anything of tho kind in tho country. The proprietor contemplates, us soon as possible, extending the front on Broadway to Keade street, covering the entire front of the block, when it wifl be equal in size to the Astor House, and capable of accommodating three hundred and fifty persons. Mr. Howard has been long and favorably known as a polit?and energetic host, but has, for the last three years, been in private life, in consequence of au agreement entered into when he disposed of the Howard House, at the corner of Broadway and Howard streets. That time having expired, he is now busily engaged In fitting up the New Howard Houso, where, in due course of time, he will offer as good fare and comfortable quarters as can be found. The American Hotel, at the coruer of Broadway and Barclay street, is also undergoing renovation.' Tho building has been raised u story aud attie, and will bo cast with a handsome free stone cement. No other prominent improvements are yet in progress, but it in contemplated by tho owner to fit it up in a very magnificent style. It will be conducted under the proprietorship of Mr. Tabor, long and favorably known in Boston. The Strkf.ts.?The recent rains have fully shown the miserable manner in which the streets have been kept for the past year. The enormous expenditure of money, appropriated by the Corporation, for the purpose of keeping the streets clean, was most injudiciously disbursed, for tho public thoroughfares are now in the worst possible condition. They were very frequently swept, but left as bad as before, the hard mud which was Dressed to tho navinir huinir Inf. In place*, particularly in Chatham street. the filth bait laid so long that a decomposition has taken placo. and tho stench run dura that groat business thoroughfare extremely disagreeable. The late Common Council passed an ordinauce to have the streets cleaned in future by contract, thereby hoping to relievo the city of the major part of that burthensome tax. and for which, heretofore, no good results hare followed. Whether the present Corporation will give out the whole in a single contract, or divide the city into districts, remains yet to bo seen ; but tbero should be some measures taken to have justice done by those who do tho work, and not have the city constantly filled with mud and filth, and, ai a natural consequonce from such a condition, with epidemics and contagion* of every character. The Weather.?The weather yesterday was quito pleasant, the sky having been clear for the greater part of the day. Towards evening, however, as has been the case every day for the past week, the weather was unpleasant, and the sky obsoured by heavy clouds, promising another storm. Fihc in Brooklyn.?A fire broke out between twelve and one o'clock this morning, near the South Ferry, Brooklyn, which was still burning at the hour of our going to press. New York Poit Office.?We had the curiosity, th? other day. to make some enquiries of Mr. Monson, the very worthy and efficient Assistant Postmaster, respecting tho financial operations of this most important branch of the government; and werejmrprlsed to learn, that for a period of little less than three years, namely, from June. 1845. to the present time, there has been paid Into the United States treasury, on account of the Post Office Department, the large sum of$805,000. This is exclusive ?f all the expenses of the offlco, such as clerk hire. rent. Ike. Some idea may be formed of the quantity of small change set afloat among the people, by this establishment, when the fact is stated, that $1000. in dimes, half dimes, and pennies, have to be procured weekly for the convenience of the office in the collection of postages. Police Intelligence. Chargt of Perjury.?Under this head we noticed in last Thursday' Herald the arrest of John Sniffln and Elias T. Harris, on a charge preferred against them by Otis T. Peters, who accused them of swearing falsely before Judge Ulshooffer, to certain matters material in a caso then pending before that court. On the case being fully investigated before Justice Osborne yesterday, the evidence was found to be entirely insufficient to sustain the charge; therefore Mossrs. Snifflnand Harris were honorably discharged from the charge. We understand that legal steps will now be taken by Mr. Sniffln against Mr. Petors, for false imprisonment, fcc. Marvin McAulty.?Mr. Charles Vyse entered a complaint yesterday, before Justice Blakely. against Marvin McNulty. their former clerk, charging him with forging two checks of that firm, one for$1000 and the other for $1500. He was committed to prison in default of bail, by the above magistrate. Stealing a Cart.?A man called Charles Aokley was arrested yesterday on a charge of stealing a cart, valued at$50. the property of Peter Luts, No. 628 4th street. Locked up for trial by Justice Timpson. Detptrale Mike arretted again.?Officers Owens and Connelly arrested yesterday a fellow called Michael Burke alias " Desperate Mike." on a charge of stealing a silver watch from James Kearnan. residing in Brooklyn. Mike is an escaped convict from Blackwell's Island, and wheu arrested he made a desperate fight; the officers being compelled to knock him down with a club, before taking him a prisoner. Justice Lothrop locking him up for trial. Law Intelligence. CiacviT Col*kt. May 12.?Before Judge Hurlburt. ? vurprnirr vi. onciaon?mr eTiuvace la mis cause was closed on Thursday evening. Mr. Jordan commenced summing up this morning, and occupied the Court until three o'clock, when a recess wan taken until Ave. After the recess, Mr. Jos?ph L. White commenced his address to the Jury on the part of the plaintiff, in the courso of which he made some very stringent remarks on Mr. Ueorge Bowman, one of the counsel for the defendants, in regard to tampering with the witnesses in the prosecutions instituted by the defendant against Carpenter, for which the present action has been brought. Mr. Bowman stood up and told Mr. White that his assertions were false, and appealed to the Court. Mr. White then desisted, but afler some time renewed his comments. Bowman again interrupted him and said he lied. Mr. White turned round and asked Bowman did he givo hitii the lie. Bowman replied that he did. and that he would repeat it. if Mr. White did not withdraw hit* offensive expressions. A scuttle then ensued. Officer* Norris and Bloom, who happened to be in Court, interfered and put a Hop to it. The Judge stopped Mr. White from proceeding with his address, and ordered Mr. Blunt to finish the summing up on the part of tho plaintiff; aud also made an order that Mr. White and Mr. Bowman should appear in Court to-inorrow, (this morning.) at 10 o'clock, to be examined touching a coutempt of Court. Mr. Bluut then proceeded with hi* address. The cause will be given to the jury tomorrow. Cmci'it Court, May 13.?Before Justice llurlbut.? Churl*t Carpenltr rt. ll'm. Shrldou, and all.?The fracas which occurred, ou Friday evening, between Mr. Joseph L. White and Mr. (itfrge Bowman, two inem born of the bar. engaged on opposite sides, having boon announced in the niuruiug papers. and that the parties were ordered to attend at 10 o'cloek, to answer for a contempt, the court-room, from an early hour, was crowded with member)* of the bar avd the citizens generally, to witness the proceeding*, and to ascertaiu what steps the court would take for the vindication of Its dignity from the outrage committed by the two gentlemeu in its presence. At 10 o'clock. Judge Hurlbut entered the court-room, and took his seat on thu bench, Messrs. White aud Bowman having entered some time before, and taken their eats within the bar. A delay of Hear an hour took place, after the opening of tho court, in consequence of the absence of one of the jurors. At length, the judge called upon counsel to consent to take tho verdict from the jurors prosent. Counsel for the defendant declined, and a further pause followed. The absent juror at lust arrived, and a sealed verdict was handed up to thu judge; upon opening which it appeared that the jury had found u verdict in favor of the plaintiff against the defendants, Sheldon. Piorson, Kreelaud. (.rum, Lynch, and Theodore (i. Cowles. for $5000, and acquitted tho other defendants. After tho verdict was recorded, the court commanded silence, and proceeded to remark that at tho closo of the cause yesterday, at about 0 o'clock in the evening, nn unfortunate occurrence transpired at the bar, and in the presence of the court, which should have been dealt with on the spot ; but for the circumstances that, this tedious trial wai pending. and nearly ready to be submitted to thejury. Tho court with a view to relieve the jury, who had sat hero for twenty-one days, and that the cause might be disposed of before Sunday, allowed it to proceed ; but di o'clock thi* morning, to answer for the contempt com- I milted by tlicm In prenonce of the court. Here, said H His Honor, it may hi- proper to remark, that thin (rial H was of such a character, and upheld hy ?nch cvldencn, ami Mich language lined both In regard to the part hi* H and wltneiwes. and Mich an amount of epithets applied H o them by the counsel on each side, ai would be huIH- h clent for the use of all the courts iu this hall for ono H year, In addition to which, the length of time tint trial has been protracted, must have relaxed the nerves H of all parties, and produced iuch ka slate ol irr.tation H and excitement in tlio parties concerned, as will jus- H tify the court iu exercising it* powers with leniency 011 this occasion ; but the court take* this opportunity of admonishing counsel, that hureafter. in allcaso?ofa contempt, the court will not allow such a course of conduct to pa^s with impunity, but will treat It as suoli. and punish the parties o(Tending accord ingly. The statute under which I now proceed, H authorlr.es any judge, in whose presence a con tempt has l?ecn committed, to inflict a line of$250, and Imprtson the party for not more than H thirty days. The Court is also armed with other H powers, in addition to those already mentioned, over H its officers. If a counsel or attorney of this|('ourt con - H mits a contempt In its presence, the Court is author- H Izcd to strike the name of such perse 11 from the rolls H of the Court altogether. His llonor then went on to H say that the proceeding! and testimony developed in this cause, were of the most profligate character, wlilctl H may have induced counsel on both sides to make coinmentartes. and use language, that under other circum! stances, would be Inexcusable; he would, therefore, H take those things Into consideration along with the in- H lirmitics of human nature, as. in his opinion, they iuduceil what followed. Mr. iiowman. his Honor said, was placed In an extraordinary position In regard to ^^k the testimony of the witness** on the various proeroiltions against Carpenter, which had given rise to thin cause, and Mr. White was indulging in a running commentary on bis conduct, and was not, perhaps j^^kH strictly in order; but 1 will not nay, now. whether h