Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 24, 1848, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 24, 1848 Page 1
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?1g?Ufc? ! mmmmmnammrnmrnBrmmrmmmmmam* TH NO. 5317. For CMIfoniU. The fine steamship Crescent City, Caj>t. Stoddard, left yesterday afternoon, on her first voyage to Chagrea. The crowds of persons, of all classes, assembled on the docks and rigging of the vessels in the neighborhood, to witness her departure, were immense; and the enthusiasm of both passengers and tpectators was unbounded. Hundreds were attracted thither by curiosity, while the majority came t<T bid a hurried farewell to to their adventurous friends. Whe'j the vessel moved oft from the pier, the excitement became intense, and the parting salutations and cheers, on both sides, were loud and long, and continued,until the noble ship passed beyond the reach of hearing. She carries out but about 130, all told?a much smaller number than was anticipated. The difficulties, many of which are imaginary, to contend with in crossing the Isthmus, as given in the papers from day to day, intimidated hundreds who were bent upon traversing this route. The steamer Isthmus leaves for the same port on Monday, touching at Savannah, Havana, and New Orleans. We have not ascertained how many have entertd for passage. The coming week will send hundreds on their ,nlirn?U fn ih ^ J- ?> V > ?? ?MV * UVIIIV) '' J rw %.KJ VI V^UJO- iiuill) an this conveyance seems to have gained much popularity during the last few days. It has many advantages, to say nothing of the comforts and the assurances it oilers in the way of living. Shipowners have taken advantage of this, as is evident by the number of vessels now advertised for California. Many of them, upon reaching their destination, will be converted into floating board1 ing or lodging houses, until something better in their legitimate business offers. The list now up comprises every class of vessels, from the schooner of 50 tons to the ?hip of 800, and for this trade many of them are exceedingly well calculated. The list, since our last notice, has been enlarged by the addition of the ship Norma, belonging to Messrs. Spofford, |Tileston, fc Co., the bark Express, Messrs. Jones & Johnson, of Wall street, who have also a beautiful brig, which they intend to follow the Express, and will sail about the 15th of J anuary. The Express nails about the first of next week. As an evidence of the excitement consequent on the discovery of the gold mines of California, we can state upon good authority, that the ship-bread bakers in this city have more ordere offered them than they can possibly execute for several weeks. One ship-bread baker, not a twelve month in business, received, on Friday, orders for one hundred and twenty tho?sB.^ navy bread, and could fciOly supply, by the 8th January llexi, lbs., equivalent to 500 barrels of Hour. The Xcivzrk I Advertiser suye:? I We understand that C apt. Geo. W. Taylor, late of the United States Army, of hunterdon county, N. J., la about organising a trading and mining company for California. The association will consist of twelve members, and they design shipping immediately a large amount of goods and implements to the bay of San Francisco The company will leave the Western frontier about the middle of February, and proceed overland to California. The Administration and California. Department of State. > WiinmiiTow, October 7, 1848. J William V. Voorhies, Esu Sir.?Previous to your departure for California, the President has instructed me to make known, through your agency, to the citizens of the United States inhabiting that territory, his views respecting their present oondition and future prospects. He deems it promas'ter* Oe ner JTTa/app ofn te d' you"a n*ag e iffrd4??Ptlfe ' act to establish certain post routes,' approved Aug. 14, 1848, "to make arrangements for the establishment of post offices, and for the transmission, receipt, and conveyance of letters in Oregon and California. ' The President congratulates the citizens of California on the annexation of their fine province to the United States. On the 80th of May. 1848. the day on whieh the ratifications of our late treaty with Mexico were exchanged. California finally became an integral psrt of this grtat and glorious republic - and the aot of Congress, to wnicn 1 nave aireaay reierrea, iu sxprt-M terms recognises it to -'be within the territory of the United States. ' May this union be perpetual. The people of Cftli'ornla may feel the firmest conviction. that the government and people of the United States will never abandon th?m. or prove unmindful of their prosperity. Their fate and their fortunes are now indissolubly united with that of their brethren on this side ol the Kocky Mountains. How propitious this event, both.for them and for us! Whilst the other nations of the world are dlstraoted by domestic dissensions, and are involved in a struggle between the privileges of the few and the rights of the many, Leaven has blessed our happy land with a government which secures equal rights to all our oltlxens, and has produced pence, happiness, and contentment throughout our borders. It hus combined liberty with erder, and all the sacred and indefeasible rights of the citiien with the strictest observance of law. Satisfied with the Institutions under whioh we live, eaoh Individual Is therefore left free to promote his own prosperity and happiness in the manner most in accoidancc with t is own judgment. Under such a constitution and such laws, the prospects of California are truly encouraging. Blessed with a mild and salubrious climate and a fertile soil ? rich In mineral resources?and extending over nearly, ten degrees of latitude along the coast of the Pacific with tome of the fl nest harbora in the v. orld. the ima gination ran scarcely tlx a limit to its future wealth and prosperity. We behold, in the not distant future, one or more glorlons States of this confederacy springing into existence in California, governed by institutions similar to eur own, and extending the blessings of religion, liberty, and law over that vast region. Their free and unrestricted commerce and intercourse with the other States of the Union, will confer mutual benefits and blessings on ail parties concerned, and will bind us all together by the strongest ties of reciprocal affection and Interest. Their foreign trade with tbe west coast of Ameriotrwith Asia, and the Isles of the l'aciflc, will be protected by our common flaor, and cannot fail to bear back to their shores the rich rewards cf enterprise and industry. After all, however, the speedy realisation of these trlplit prospests depends much upon the wise and pru dent conduct 01 toe ciuzem ei i/imutuia, ? |/?vsent emergency. If they oommence their career under proper auspices, their advance will be rapid and certain; bnt should they become entangled in difficulties and distensions at the start, their progress will be greatly retarded. The Tresident deeply regrets that Congress (lid not, at their late session, establish a territorial government for California Itwonld now be vain to enter into the reasons for thU (mission. Whatever theie may have been, he is firmly convinced that Congress fe>l a deep interest in the welfare of California and its p< ople; and will, at an early period of the nest session, provide tor them a territorial government suited to their wanta. Our laws relating to trade and intercourse with the Indiaas will tben be extended over them?custom houses will be established for the collection of the revenue; and liberal grants of land will be made to those bold and patriotic citiiens who, midrt privations and dangers, have emigrated or shall emigrate to that territory from the States on this tide of the liocky Mountains. The President, in bis annual message at the commencement of the next session, will recommend all there great measures to Congress, In the strongest terms; and will use every effort, consistently with his duty, to insure their accomplishment In the meantime, tbe condition of the people ef California is anomalous, and will require on their part the exercite of great prudence and discretion By the conclusion of the treaty of peace, the military government which was established over them, under the laws of war, as recognised by the praotlce of all civilized nations, has ceased to derive its authority from this source of pow?r. But is there, for this reason, no government In California? Are life, liberty and property under the protection of no existing authorities? I bis would be a singular phenomenon In the face of tbe world, and especially among American citizens, dittirguisbed as they are above all other people for their law abiding character Fortunately they arc not - - - nf iho IXlURPtl to IDUiad conumon. I ne i-rluim-ov .? war left an exintlng government?a government de /oc/o?In full operation, and thin will continue, with the presumed ?on*ent of the people. until Con.? ** < 'hall provide for them a territorial government. Tha great law of nerartity juatifle* thl* oonolualon Ti?a consent, of the people |* Irrt'M.'tlbiy Inferred from tha fact, that no rlvillzed rotnmunily could po**ibly de ire t? abrogate an exlftlng government whentba alternative pranented wonld l>e to plate thetna?-lvea In a tatn ol anarchy, be jend th" protection of all lax* and reduce tbem t? the unhappy neceaiity of aubuiittlng to lh? doiDinlon of the atr.msce't Thia government rfr f.i to will, of eonrM, exercise no p w?-r incontinent. vrlth the prnrlMoni of th# oon?titut on of the 1/ lited Stale*, which la the *upreni? cf the lai.d For tbt* r. a on no Import datiM can ta levied In < allfornin on artleW* the growth, proil.i v*. cr aor,ufnnlute cl me I mnu can b? tmpooi <1 to any othrr part ot owr I ulon on f.h# production* of California. Nor ran new diiM?? he charged In California tipon ?noh for-U? pf ><J'?otion? *? )im?h alirnUv duticti in any of our port* ot entry fit Lki, tb'.CJf r> t.M'U tlii : Ci?:J.roUi< .Tlth'n ttia E NE territory of the United Status. I ihall not enlarge I upon this euhject. however, ai the Secretary of the Treaenry will perform that dutv The President urgently advis* h the people of California to lire peaceably and quietly under the existing government He believes that this will promote their lasting and best interests. If it be not what they could desire and bad a right to expect, they ean console themselves .with the refleetion that it will endure but for a few month*. Should they attempt to change or amend It during this brief period, they most prabably eould not accomplish their object before the government established by Congress would go into operation. In the meantime, the country would be agitated, the citiiena would be withdrawn from their usmal employmatitf. and domestic strife might divide and exasperate the people against each other; and this is all to establish a government which in no oonoelvable contingency oould endure for a single year During this brief period, it is better to bear the ills they have, than fly to other* that they know not of. The permanent prosperity of any new country ia identified with the perfeot security of its land title*. The land system of the general government has burn a theme of admiration throughout the world. The wisdom of man has never devised a plan so well calculated to prevent litigation, and place the rights of owner* of the soil beyond dispute. This system has been one Kreat cause of the rapid settlement and progress of our new States and territories, ('.migrant* nave been attracted there, because every man knew that when be had acquired land from the government, be could sit under his own vine and under his own fig tree, and there would be none to make him afraid. Indeed, there can be no greater drawback to the prosperity of a country, as several of the older States have experienced, than disputed land titles. Prudent men will be deterred frrm emigrating to a State or territory where they cannot obtain an inlisputable title, and must consequently be exposed to the danger cf strife and litigation in respect to the soli on which they dwell. An uncertainty respecting the security of land titles, arrests all valuable improvement, because no prudenc man will expend his means for this purpose, whilst there is dimmer ?nni)i?r ki? ? P" ?v. ?>v "'*U of the fruit of bis labor*. It in fortunate, therefore, tbat Congress alone, under the cen'titutlon. DOHse>ses ' the power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulation* respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States." In the exercise oft his power, the President is convinced that the emigrants will receive liberal donations of the public lands. Although Congress have not established a territorial gevernment for the people of California, they have not been altogether unmindful of their interest. The benefit of our Poet Office laws has been extended to them ; and you will bear with you authority from the Postmaster General, to provide for the conveyance of public information and private correspondence among themselves, and between them and the citizens of Oregon and of our States east of the Rocky Mountains. The monthly steamers on the line from Panama to Astoria have been required " to stop and deliver and take malls at San Diego, San Francisco, and Monterey." These stealers, connected by the Isthmus of Panama with those on the Atlantlo. b?tween New York and Chagres, will keep up a regular communicatien with California, and afford facilities to all those who may desire to emigrate to that Territory. The necessary appropriations have also been made by Congress to maintain troops in California,to protect its inhabitants against all attacks from a. civilized < or savage foe; and it will afford the President peculiar pleasure to perform the duty promptly and effectively j But above all. the constitution of the United States, . the safeguard of all our eiril rights, was extended over California on the 20th May, 1848. the day on wfcleh cur late treaty with Meyico was finally consummated. 1 From that day its inhabitant* became entitled to all t the blessing* and benefits limiting froni fhe forui . SuCiT!Lg0 ?ment ever established amongst men. ' That they wll prove worthy cf this inestimable boon, I ??j;:'_r.;:;u?rtained. L rv mint me population or California will be composed chiefly of oar own kindred, of a people speaking our own language, and educated for self-government under onr own Institutions, a considerable portion of them were Mexican citizens before the late treaty of peace. \ These, our new citizens, onghtto be, and from the justice and generosity of the American character the Pre- g sident is confident that they will be. treated with respect and kindness, and thus he made to feel 'that by : changing their allegiance they have become more prosperous and happy Yours, very respectfully, JAMES BUCHANAN 0 ?The Washington Globr of the 22d. contains two ^ letters from Capt. J. L Kolsom, Assistant Quarter- 1 master General at San Francisco, to General Jesup, a Q M. O., detailing what he has s^en of the gold region. i Capt. F. states tbat erery thing was going on finely up ? to February. 1848?improvements making, and every j one industrious?when the news reached the eoast of . the flMMMCJht?1 J " At the time the excitement broke ont, I was repair- J ing the United States bark Anita. The workmen were 0 reciving (3 per day, and lived on board the vessel, a They struck for higher wages, and one man finally left and forfeited all his former earnings, rather than to continue at work a few days more at per day. Com- i Don sailors demaned $100 per month for work in sebooners on the bay. Freight from this port to Sutter s is from (2 to $4 per barrel. The distance is little more than one hundred miles. Common four ox 1 wagons are hired at $60 per day. In one oase I have t known a negre cook to be employed at $25 per day for . his professional services among the pots and kettles in the gold region. *] " 1 was in the mines about the 1st July; at that time s the weather there was insufferably hot. Ithinkitby e far the most opppressive climate I ever was in. It is t much more uncomfortable than the climate of Brazil at 1 the warmest season of the year, and everything was I literally parched up after a drought whioh had then t Rnntlniiefi for near three months, and which had five I C months more to run to the rainy season." He then goes on to state where the gold is foundhow It In gathered?the extent of its deposit?who arc the chief miners?the number of persons employed, and a nu mber of other particulars, which have been detailed in our columns in other letters from that quarter of the country. In another letter, the Captain says:? ' Something should be done here at onoe for the establishment of peaee and good order in the oountry. All law, both civil and military, is at an end. Among the mines, and indeed in most parts ot the oountry out of the Tillages, no authority but that of the strongest exists; and outrages of the most disgraceful nature are constantly occurring, and the offenders go unpunished. There are now about twenty.five vessels In this port, and I believe there is not one of them that has a crew to go to sea I'- ' During the whole year that I was Collector of this port, there was not a gun mounted for commanding the entrance of the port, and there was not a United States man-of-war in the harbor :?We were exacting a ' military contribution,' and we possessed not the sllghtett means of preventing vessels from leaving in defiance of our authority. Indeed, the threat to do so was made more than once during that tlmo. Kor months past there has seldom been more than one merchant vessel at Monterey at a time, and frequently none at all; and still that Is the general place of resort on the coast for men of war. At this time, such is the state of affairs here, that at least one armed veesel ought to be constantly In port.1' The letters are too long for our space, but we present their most important points. An informant of the Globe, giving some Information touching the route to California by the Isthmus, says :? " After getting away from Cliagres, which cannot be left too soon, kthe musqultoei are neither numerous ncr troublesome. There are scorpions, however, that keep one in constant bodily fear, though they do not | often sting : and now and then a centipede shows hiffiself. to the great discomfort of the traveller. ' It Is bettur to disembark at Gorgena than at Cruces in the dry season, and vice vena. The country over which the road pastes is not near so uneven from tiorgona. and is dry ia the dry season, but almost impassable in the wet. ' Three years ago, there was a pretty good tavern at Tanama-good for the country-where tne charge was two dollars per diem Four dollars is an exorbitantly 1"K" pi M ?-? TTVI.rc J' """-- " * ? ') ? 1 or .\?w Orleans-all ile?r places " The caution about exposure to the sun is well, hut still a little eunnirg will do bo harm, and it Is to be presumed that* prudent Iran will know when he ought to seek the fhsde. Our informant does not proscribe fruit and oytters. Of both, he pays, a healthy person tLhy < at, provided aiwa>* thut be eats moderately, A letter from ('apt. Dimmick. to his friends ai home, published in the thmaneo Ttlrtra/ilt, gives agcod report cf their conduct and services in California, whiob we copy In part:? ''That portion of the l-'irst Regiment of New York Volunteers, consisting of Company K, eommsnded by Capt. Plmmlck. and Company C. commanded by ( spt. Drackett. have this day been mustered from the service, and received an honorable discharge. "Thoujh they have not had the opportunity of lighting any great battles, yet they have met the vnemy In small detachments, where they contended ag*imt four times their number, In the southern part of California, and shown themselves equal to any emergency, and what they would have done had It been required, or had they had the opportunity This regiment has gone farther from home. k?pt a much larger extent cf country In perfect sutyngatlon, and Ixen longer in the service of the Cnitel States, than any othf r volunteer regiment during the war. "Ouring the last sis months, the disoovery of the grid mines on the upper branohei of the Sacramento river, lias offered one of the strongest temptations tor , desertion, but few rompnratively have been base enough to betray their trust. Sixteen dollars per day has been offered for the labor of the soldier at the mines, and protection offered, which the volunteer* promptly refused, regarding honor preferable to the (fllttfring netat Tn< ,-e in*t am nn? nnnortmj utacluuged. have reserved thetr integrity under peculiar circumstance*. mid well deaerve the gratitude and remi mbtHDCe of tbelr country." Colomt, Hay-' Kxpkditiow?Thr Houston (Texas) IStiir, ot the 5th inst , states that no intelIiji? nr<- has l)i rn rt ci ivetl from Colonel Hays and his Jitile hand ol ndvrnturers, g'nce I>r. Stories and hi* party It ft them on tlir bunks of the I'tierco. The lr:< nds of Colonel Hays are alarmed on this account, h* It was expected that a runner would I f pent in a" soon as he reached the Mexican sett|. fijj '?? |< i" ' rande. W YC SUNDAY MORNING, Tbe Weather, die. Tub Extent of the Snow Storm.?The Hurtford Timtt ot the 22d mat, saye:?Four or five inches of snow has (alien to-day, Dec. 23, upon a r ~A ouit uru. There is a plenty of snow and fine sleighing in WiscooBin. At six o'clock on Friday morning, there was snow a foot deep on the Erie Railroad,at Port Jervis. The Boston Advertiser of the 22d inst., says:? After several days of remarkably mild weather, a northeast snow storm came upon us yesterday, and the flakes are falling merrily, as we write this paragraph, at near midnight. The Boston Atlas of the 23d met., says:?A snow storm commenced on Thursday evening, which continued moderately till about daylight, when it ceased ; but about sunrise it began to snow again, and the storm continued through the day, increasing in violence, with the wind blowing heavily from northeast to east. Last evening the snow whs about eisht incliesdeep, and was still falling. We learn by telegraph that all the eastern boats left New York at the usual time 011 Thursday afternoon. The Empire State, for Fall ltiver, anchored off Hart Island, in a severe suow storm, and returned to New York yesterday morning. She was to leave Hgain at t o'clock, P. M. The Cleonatra, of the Norwich line, was the only boat thnt had arrived with passengers from Boston. The telegraph from New Haven reported last evening that tne steamboat from New York had not arrived there : that it was a thick snow storm, and blowing a gale. From Providence, the telegraph reported that the Stoninpton train, with the mail and passengers from New York, had arrived there, but at!? o'clock last evening, it had not started for Boston. The train which left Boston at 5 o'clock, arrived 111 Providence about 8 in the evening. The Albany Ar^u>, of the 23d inst., says:?The snow storm which commenced on Thursday, continued through that day and night, and all day yesterday, well nich stopping all communication with the city by railroad or river. The Isaae Newton, which was to have left on Thursday evening, did not start until yesterday morning. The Kip Van Winkle, which was to nave left at the same time, drew off altogether, transferring her passengers to the Isaac Newton. The Oregon and South America, due yesterday morning from New York, were not here last evening?detained probably attheir berths iiv ine anow log. mere was no train Irom the West yesterday until about 6 o'clock. P.M.; it brought nothing from beyond Utica. The Springfield train, due yesterday at noon, did not arrive until dark. The telegraph, which was in good order all day yesterday, reports snow in abundance from Buffalo, through the Stale, te New York. Of course, mail and other communications will be extensively deranged for a day <>r two. F. S ?The Oregon arrived at 9 o'clock last evening. The storm which commenced Thursday evening has extended throughout the State. Through :he kindness of the operator here, we are enabled 0 give the following statement, obtained from the 1 arious stations on the line, at 2i o'clock yesterday ifternoon :? Buffalla?The oj>erator says; about 12 inches iave fallen, Rochester?About 8 inches had fullen, and it was itill falling fast. Canandaieua?Reports the same as Rochester. Henna?About 12 inches and still snowing. Auburn?About <j or 8 inches, and the weather ery cold. Syracuse?Reports 6 inches, and wind very trcng. Rome?(i or 8 inches on a level, and wind blowng severely. Utica?6 inches and strong wind blowing. Schenectady? About it inches had fallen. Winter in Wisconsin.?While with us the flight if the seasons seems to be checked, or turned iackward, in Wisconsin there is regular old faslioned winter weather. The Milwaukee Sentinel mil Gazette, of the 7th, says:?"Winter comes n like a lion. li made its fust appearance for the leason in a heavy snow storm, and has repeated lie reiformance once or twice during the pas' VftK.. d'll ftfun/mi ' w i ['he sleighing is excellent in ail directions, ana | >ur streets ana roads begin to resume their wonted nimation." _____ Hiunismiio. Dee. 20, 1848?10 P. M. Shocking ,lj)air in the Street?Matters in th? Politico1 j Circlet. A very serious fracas has just occurred in front of be Pennsylvania House, kept by Mrs. Hale, between wo colored men, by tbe names of Henry Belt and AnIrew Wood. Tbe former oocuples tbe basement of the lotel. as a barber shop; and Wood is employed at the ame plaoe. as a hostler. Some misunderstanding had xiated between the parties for some time past, which bey took occasion to widen at the suppsr'tabie, resultng In a challenge to fight it out. Shortly afterwards telt and Wood met, and a rencontre took place be- | ween them, when Belt Inflicted a wound with a razor, in Wood, on his left arm, aboutseven inohesin length, ind down to tbe bone, by which he severed,, the body if the deltoidmuEcle completely,as well as the Insertion it the great peoteral muscle. Inlittimui dorii. There were everal arteries fevered, from which there was alarm* ng hemorrhage, which required to be taken up. and a Igature thrown around them, which was verformed by j Dr. Dock. On examining Wood's back, tbe doctor > oundadeep inched wound of six inches in length, ust across the small of the back, into whiah the Sugars : sould be thrust at least two tootles. This wound is i :on*idertd by Dr. D. to bo the most dangeroas, and nay result in death. Immediately on the wounded man giving the alarm .bat he bad'been cnt. Belt fled and took refuse in the louse adjoining, where he was secreted in a closet by iome?fthe female servant*. A vigilant and active earch was immediately instituted by Cornelius Shell, ion of the sheriff, aided by oonstables Andrnw Young .nil John Streffer, assisted by Henry Titriken. Etq , mda large number ef citizens, who soon traced Belts' thereabouts by tbe drops of blood flrom a cut on bis >wn arm, which it is supposed he inflicted on himself , VDlie using ids razor, ne was uruugut ueiure jhhho injder for examination, who refuted ball, and committed him, for a further hearing, until to-morrow morning. Considerable excitement 1? going on in the political :ircies, as we approach the session of the Leg'siature. It seem*, after ail, that Thaddeus Stereos is (till in the lield for the U. S. Seuatorship, and if anything. from I the open hostility of (iovernor Johnston to Jsmei Cooper, stands the best chance of the two. At all events, Stevens' friends are on the alert, while those of Cooper seem struck with a politieal paralysis. The appointments cfCJev. Johnston have likewifecrra'.d coins dissatisfaction among both whigs and natives which will display Itself on the Senatorial ({Uestion. General Teter Sken Smith, of Philadelphia, it is said. has a growing influence at work in his behalf for the cidlectorfhip. many preferring to do juetiee to a genuine original Taylor man, than to the multitude of base coin that is now in oircnlation 1 shall give you tlie undercurrent in a day or so. ljtiw Intelligence. SurRFME Court ok the United States, Dec. 19. ? Win T. Lynde. Kii| , r.f Wisconsin, was admitted an attorney and counsellor of this oourt. No. 19. T L. I Mace vs J. Wells?In error to the Supreme Court of Vermont Mr. Justice McLean delivered the opinion of this court, reversing the judgment of the said Supreme Court, and remanding this cause f"r further proceedings, in conformity to the opinion of tilts court. No. 17. B. Mcl aughlin, appellant, vs Bank of Potomac ?The argument of this cause was conclu ltd by Mr. Brent for the appellant No. 2 Janes N'crrls. plaintiff in error, vs the city of Uo.non ?The argument of Mil* cause was commenced by Mr. i'rescoit Hull, for the plaintltT in errcr. Si pri me Court, Dir. 'JO.-No. 2.- James N'orris plaintiff in error, ri the city of Boston. Th ' argument of thi* case was continued by Mr Ashman for the defendant in error. Svprkmk Court ok the Twited Statv s, Deo 21 ? Ambrose L Jordan, E*q.,of New York, was admitted an attorney and counreilor of this court. No. 2. James Norrii, plaintiff in error, vs The City of Boston?The argument in this cause wa* continued by Messrs. Asbmun and Davis for the defendants in eiror. L'. S. SrrnrMR Cot sr. Dee. 22,1818.?Win. M. Tili?hir.?n, Ksq , of Pennsylvania. *u admitted an attorney and counsellor of tbls oourt. No :2 James Norris, plaintiff in error, ? ?. the City of Boston The argument of this cause was continued by Mr. Davis for the defendants in error, and concluded by Mr. Webster, for the plaintiff la error Adjourned toTuwday nest, 12 o'clock, M. Ttir Cholera m Niw Orleans.?The Hoard of Health, to fully satisfy the public mind as to the nature of the disease ? hich caused the death of the emigrants reported to have died of Asiatic cholera, after thorough inquiry and examination, met yesterday and made the subjoined report, which dissipates all immediate cause of apprehension;? Board or Hkjltii ?A special meeting of the Hoard of Health was held tills day. In consequence of a rumor which was circulated yesterday, that two cases of Asiatic cholera had appeared In our city, from a ship just arrived from Havre. The Board, therefore, use] due diligente to ascertain the f.iots In reference to these can s of disease, which they frel assursd were severe attacks of cholera morbus, brought on and ags>rtTt(?H liw Inns Mrnflnaman 1 nn ahinKnftPil und im. proper IntiulgntiOe In fruit* on the arrival of the fennel. 1 be public hare nothing to fear from thesa eases. A D. GROSSMAN. President of the Board of Health A. HutTi'.n, Secretary. A. O Cru<tnl U;?, 15 ) R K i nrnuMD?T) oa IQ>IQ i/uv/jLiiujuriii xuycu. Oomritlc Miscellany* The Victoriu (Texas) Advocate, of the 23d ult., states that the Colorado rose twelve feet, the previous week, at Lagrange. The small pox has broken out at Chambersburg, Penn. The number of persons who annually visit the Notional Museum at Washington, is estimated at 70,000. One of the Irish detectives in the recent ouf break, was Co.'. Browne, brother of the late Mrs. Iiemans, the authoress.?N. O. Picayune, Dec. 14. Judge Monroe, of Kentucky, appointed to the professorship of international law, in the Louisiana university, has entered upon his duties. No lena than :$,7W? immigrants, chiefly from Liverpoolanil Bremen, arrived at New Orleans, in one wtek, ending on the llth met. Judge Bryant, K. Pritchette, Secretary of Oregon, and other stentlemen of Oregon and California, arrived at New Orleans on the 12th, outward bound. The remains of the late Hon. James A. Black, M. C., reached Charleston on the 17th inst. from Washington. The Hon. F. II. KImore is re-elected President of the State Bank of South Carolina. The trials of Jewell, Brown and Meeley, for rape, and Washington Goode, for murder, are announcI ed in the Supreme Court, Boston, to commence on j the 2tith inst. Jewell's trial is first in order. The Colonization Society will send about four hundred negroee, liberated slaves, to Liberia, on ' the lft of January. The veaiel will s.nl from New Orleans with the Boss negroes on board, two hundred in number, and with deputations from Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama. The western rivers above St. Louis were closed with ice on thej 1th inst. and navigationsuspended. Christmas day has been appointed as a day of Thanksgiving by the Governor of Georgia. In Texas, near Galveston Bay, the plaintainand banana have been cultivated with complete success. a,i me nuiiiu ui a luiv, BiHu^uicreu ai iviempiite, Tenn , lately, were found five calves, each one of which wae iully as large as a well grown rabbit. The Tippecanoe (la.) Journal, of 7th ins*.? states that wires have been ordered (or the exten" sion of O'lteilly's telegraph from Crawfordsville to that place, and that the entire line will be complete in a month or two. General Wool arrived at Springfield, on Tues" day atternoon, from Boston. Ills purse, containing about $45, chiefly in gold, was either lost or stolen from his nocket in the can?. Mr. A. B. Smith, ot Philadelphia, who was a passenger in the same car, had his pock?t-book, containing $425, stolen from his pocket The New Orleans authorities are making prepa rations in anticipation of the cholera. 1 The Court House at Mariana, Florida, has been 1 destroyed by fire. The telegraphic wires were suspended across ] the Kennebec river yesterday, a distance of 1200 and 180feet above the water. With the exception^ oi l'le bridge at Wiscasset, and the sta- , tions at DaniarisCotta and Waldoboro', the line is \ now complete to L>ttr??AT. connections will probably be msde before the close ot uie w*rh.? Bath Tribune, Dec. 20. A coal mine, represented to be inexhaustible, has been discovered about thirty miles above the mouth of the Obed river, Tennessee. General Gaines is ordered to assume command ol the Western Military Division as soon as vacated by General Taylor. j^uviu ruiiun, caiioroi me Wilmington (IN. c.) 1 Journal, died at Chailetton lately. c lion. Andrew Stewart is in Cumberland, Md., 1 too sick to attend Congress. He is 111 the care of his wile and friends. i, Navigation was still unimpeded on Lake Eiie on the 20th in?., and steamers were advertised to leave Buffalo for Cleveland and Detroit. 1 The Red River Rrjrubtic announces the death of ( Judge Lewis, of Rapides. He died at his resi- 1 dence in Pinevilfe, in the !S6tli year of his age. He 1 " Masonic rights, at his own re- J <iuence dI the reduction oi wagm. ? A fword is to be presented to Cassius M. Clay ' lor his enrn e* in Mexico. j A line large ehud was taken in the river at New j. Haven on Monday. ? The 1 >eiroit Fne Press nominates Gen. Cass for g President in 1852. r The Turkish hrig Ararat cleared at the Poston I Custom House, on Tuesday, for ( onstantinople. ? William 1 ?andridge Eppes, convicted of murder, S was to have been hung at Richmond, Va., on Frj day. T . _ The number of temperance societies in the T'ni- f ted Stiites ib 5,000, embracing (iOO.OOO members. f All the electoral voles but four, have been re- f ceived in Washington by Vice President Dallas. fi The Delaware and Raritan Canal will be closed c for navigation on the 25th inst. S3 * The St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad, which jj is nearly completed to the villnge nf St. 11 yacinthe, ? a distance of thirty miles, will be opened between ? this and the 27th inst. _ P The population of Galveston is i,334, of which j C31 are slaves, and 21 free negroes. u Each dray in New Orleans, according to a new S ordinance, is taxed annualy #35. ? A grand ball is to be given at the Armory, New i K ()rleans, on the 8th January. Gen. Taylor has ac- j j certed an invitation to it. , r Army intelligence* Gen. Brooke, and Ca;>tains Clary and Kidgely, left here on Sunday, in the U. S. steamship Alabama, for Pensacolaand Tampa Bay, Florida. The 8th regiment ot L). S. Infantry, nnder the command of Maj r Morrison, will leave this morning in the V. S. steamship New (>rleane, Captain Auld, and Teleeraph, Captain Folger, for Fort Lavaca. The Telegraph will proceed thence to Brasot Santiago. Ma ion Braqg, whose name is identified with all the battles upon the Kio Grande, from the sif ge of Fort Brown to the battle of Buena Vista, arrived in this city vesterday, from Mobile. He is i in runarlmbly fine nealtb, and appears to have entirely recovered from the hardships of the cam- | paign.?At tn (Uleant Delta, Dtc. 12. I Brig. Gen. Belknap, commanding 5th Regiment T*. S. Army, arrived at Little llock, (Ark.) on the i , 8th inst , with his family, on hia way to Fort Gibson, to assume the command of his regiment. Gen. Harney, on his way to take post at San Antonio de Bexar, is sick pt St. Louis. j The Franki.ii* Expedition.?We translate from ] the Montreal Alinrrve the following extract from a leiter from aCanadian missionary, the Rev. Father , Tache, dated Isle a la Crosse, Hudson's Bay terri- i tory. Sulfa January, 18-18:? i ' There is nothing new in this country, save an 1 expedition, which is already on its way. in search 1 of Capt. Sir John Fianklin, who left England in I iwi". ii.r iIip iiiimnjc ill nttemntinsr to explore the i Northwest passage into the Pacific. The men composing this expedition winter near this place, at Fort Cumberland, with Mr. G. I leschambault, nnd will pass through here in the spring, Sir John Richardson, who in to leave Montreal in a canoe, will be here about midsumnier. I believe this expedition perfectly useless, Kitlier Capt. l-'ranklin lias by this time got back to England, or he h<is perish* d in the ice. Hesides. the expedition cannot reach the Arctic sea before the summer of 1849. The firing of cannon was heard at the last post on Mackenzie's river, both last winter and the winter before. Tliey were probably signals of distress. Unfortunately, it w as impossible to go to their assistance. A I >r. Ilay is also in search on this side. No news of him ha* been received, and fears are ! enieitained for his safety; so much the more, as he ] emlmikfd in open boats, and his rashness at sea is i well known." The report that the firing of cannon was heard in the winters of 1H46 and '17, tow ird the mouth 1 of Mackenzie's river, seems to confirm that of the : Esquimaux Indians, that a " big canoe" had been seen ashore there.? (Jutbec Uaztttt. Trkmknpoi s Freshkt ? Owing to the almost in< esfunt rains for the past week, the Wabash has taken n rise, and overflowed its banks. The loss , of property along the bottoms must be immense, as manv of our farmers had failed to secure their crop# of corn. All the mill dams on the Wea, except one (Forennan's) have been swept away. We hear of hut one breiK in the canal, and that , is a small one, near Flint creek. The aqueduct I below town was in great danger at one time, but ! we are informed by Mr. Berryhill, the efficient canal sii|>erintendent, that measures have been taken to render it perfectly secure. The bridge across the river at this place, though in an unfinished state, nobly withstands the pressure of the Hood. At Hi o'clock last night, the water had risen to within six inches of the high water mark ot 1844, and wax Mill rising. We apprehend that the mails will bring us fearful accounts of devastation and ruin, occasioned by the flood.?Lafuytttt (fa ) Courier, Dtr. l?. [ E R A Theatrical and Musical. Bo* i*i Theatre.?Far from tiring the Uat? of the public, the animals term to increase In favor with them nightly, as each evening the house 1* well filled at an early hour, and IlerT Driesbach and his fourfooted friend* are greatly applauded. The rest of th? | entertainment), employing, as they have done, all th" talent of the company, and exhibiting them to the bent advantage, have also proved highly satisfactory to all. They have consisted of farces, dramas, Sic. During the holiday Beaton the old lloirery will not l?g behind any of the otber places of amuinmont, in the piquancy of Its entertainments. On Monday th> y will give two grund perfonnani-M. viz : in the aft?rnoon and evening; In both of them Herr Drlesbach and hla animals will appear In the afternoon per- I formance he will cat his Christmas dinner with his animals? a most extraordinary scene, and well worth going a long distance to witness. There will be <|iilt? I a variety of other performances, which we shall men- > tion more fully to morrow Meantime, we cun assure our theatre goers that the Bowery will b? well worth | vitltlng during the coming week, as indeed it always I*. Broadway Thiatre.?On to morrow evening a variety of attractions will be Introduoed. The - Count of Monto Cristo." with a briIliaut oast, together with the most splendid scenery and general arrangement*' will draw crowd* to th's highly fashionable theatre. National Tiii ATsr.?The house was finely attend ed last evening, and we w. re glad of it, as it was Soott'a benefit. He played Richard the Third in One style. This character is no favorite of onr?; but Mr. Soott'a enactment of it was most satisfactory. The rest o | the entertainments passed off finely. We understand that great preparations have been made for next week. The company, as we have stated on previous occasions, has been augmented by the engagement of ne- | veral of the actors of the notnrvinv lat.?T? r>t??ln<? I the Tark, fir. : VV. B. ( hup man anil C. W. ( larke.? They ha\e likewise engaged Mr. T. (J. Booth, one of the beat oomedians in the country, and who sings as good a Bong as any on*. Hp. too. fa permanently en- | i gaged ; thereforj the National can now boast of a* fine a company as any theatre in the Union In addition to all thia. the two Italian brothera. 9 and 11 yeara of | i age, and only 36 inchea high, havingjust arrived fram | ) hurope, where they haTe appeared at all the principal 1 theatres and before the Queen of K ngland and h?r ( court, In their sstonishiDg feata of posturing, broad I I and small sword exercire. combats, kc , Sic., have benn , i secured by the enterprising manager, and will appear i on Monday t-yening next, and every evening during i the week. With all thia preparation tbe holiday per- I formancea at the National cannot fail to b4 well put- ' I ronized. There will be two performances to-morrow. | i Bvhton's Tiikatre.?I.ast evening this attractive j J place of amusement waa wall Oiled, to wltneas three t ery engaging pleceg?the " Irlah roat,-' "Luoy did ! Sham Amour," and the "California Gold Mines." With ' ?uch attractiona no wonder that Mr..Burton la reaping a great harvrat, aa all who go once will always visit 1 gain, where they witneaa good acting and entertaining c pieces?pieces that instruct as well as amuse. The Ca- P lifornia piece is certainly capital, and we recommend I 1 ill who have the least idea for the gold digging mania | ? to go and tee it. before it is removed for other attrac- ' ' lions. J * Madam A*na Bi?hoi '? Concert.? Ifever the aweet n ind thrilling aounda of music, breathed forth in its j n jurest straing. were henrd within the precincts of the j j, Tabernacle, It waa last evening, at thA frind gfala ! ft sonetrt given by the diatinguiahed vocalist, Madam | a Vuu?( Biahop. Krom the commencement to the end I t was one grand linK or tne most oharming and ouihanting melody The performmcea commenced wilh rt be overture, ' Huler of the Spirits,'' by Weber, which, inder the leadership of Mr. George Loder, Wa8 ere- i,. lufed throughout with the deepest musical science ? md delightful harmony Sig Ferelli then sang a Sccna T. Caviiina," Come Iluggiada al Caspite," from Ernani, ?i n which he displayed the fine toneaof an excellent ' enor voice. The next gem was the recitativo " Koomi," Cavatina. 1 Ah oome ilapida," which was endered by Madam Bishop wllh all the excelleuoas *, f the most refined classical style of vooalinn. Next ame the novl and extraordinary performance of the Voyage Musloal,"' comprising the natioaul airs of 11 dmost every part of the universal globe. To give 11 i truthful description of this magnificent com- 8 jositlon would require morr space than we can 0 ievote to It at present. Suffice it to say, if c nembers of every country represented wore present, 8 re believe they carried home with them the deare't n eooliecMooe <*J associationft,>i??w?- W trains which were f- ? en\w??tr) ptece which Rohhsajs deservedly.2 ?u? annals of rauiical p'*rectionintnls city. When the orohestra arrived to L he conclusion of the first part, containing the nrpiriting musio of France, in the beautiful mirial sounds of ' I'ive Utitri (}ualre," ' La Mar$cillaiit') ind"/.a Pari>itnne.'' recalling to the mind th? three . reat epocbB in the history ?of France, the war-ii**, * evolutionary sound which echoed through the buildng seemed to light up the features of the entire . udlence. and was received with reiterated cheering ledum Bishop was next introduced in the beautiful nd plaintive ballad of "John Anderson my Jo,"' and be best criticism we can pass on it is to say. the urity of domestic life and fidelity mirrorod ?, o the minds of all present, by her limpid adeocas and sweet intonations. The seoond division [ ^ f the Voyage Musical" surpassed anything ever bi?- I Dre presented on a similar oocumuu iu min cii.j. i no onception and general arrangement reflect tbe hl^h ,, st credit on the prime conductor; and wh^n it Una- ? .erstood that no less tlian live distinct orchestral, nix ! P iarps. a full chorus, and two military binds, were en- ~1 a^edin full blast in the performance, eo-ne Idea may ' .. formed of the extraordinary effect produced twfor* o vast an audience, in thin immense building Mr jr loohsa, on the harp, was the leader of this mammoth . uuslcal display. In the opening part, a celebrated " Iwissairwas introduced; next, some of the popular J1 nusic of Germany. Poland. Russia, America, (not for- I / et'.iog 'Vankee Doodle,' ) Scotland, Ireland (in which he "Minftrel Boy" was performed with thrillliu 7. fTect.) and all wound up with the national Kngliih [_ cclcdy of " Ood Save the tiueen " Madame Bishop | ^ Dirthe Scotch air "If a body meut a b^dy." In the . iourfe of this grand entertainment, with Infinite ! ' aste; and tbe introduction of a Scotch piper, in full i liphland costume, who performed The I'aap' f lell'B are Coming." on the national musical iastru cent, was an agreeable feature in this grand en- | * ertainmect. Madam Bishnp. in conclusion, sang the i ( "reach chaninnnelte, ".)e Suls la Bayadere." wht n the . luiliercc separated, highly delighted with the mo?t I ' beautiful musical performance ever presented before a . S'ew \ ork public. It was estimated that ovr three : housand persons were present. ^ Chuuty's Minitrkli have just concluded another n it their triumphant weeks, and during tbe coming h icliday one, they will shine out as bright a< " Dearett 8 Mae's Kyei," that they flng about so merrily. We v need not enter Into any details to-day; suffice it for us c lo state, that of all tbe holiday entertainments, none j will lie better got up than Christy's. t Mr.L0Dr.0s.?This house is succeeding finely.? t White's Serenades perform wonder* every evening. They are a great set of minstrels. ' Campbell's Minstrki* will come out In new colors f on to-morrow evening, e? they intend singing in oi iren's dress, and with white faces. The well- known in Irlnsic merit of their music. Is sufficient to attract ? u t audience any day. and. we doubt not. they will be i. handsomely patronised to-morrow. Nkw Oiileams Skre*aokr*.?These gentlemanly t niogrrs have created an unptr.-illslled furore in the p musical world generally, by their elegant performauee*. r and to morrow evening they intend giving a grand t concert at the Tabernacle, and will appear in cltl/en's c clothes, and divested of paint. There is every proba- & bility of their having a most crowded house. (j Mi ?n ai. Hai l.?The ast ooncert of the Ilohnstock family Is. we perceive, to take piece on Tuesday even- ? 1 ' K ur.M, at IUO .uunni ii?u, iiu. vu.> utvaioa/. iv _ is but a rbort time since these very eminent artist* * arrived on our shores; but ahort as that tinn is. it ha* ' been sufficient to affirm the opinion which we espr.-as- ; J on their Hrxt appearance among lus, vU. that they are musicians of a very high order, the equal of whom ] it if not our privilege to hear oftener than once in a year. We regret that they learn tin loaoon; but having j triumphantly parsed tha ordeal of Nsw Vork critic! tin. ?j they n.ay with perfeot confidence travel through Ihe ] country, with the assurance that wherever they nay , appear'they will attract the attendance of all real | lovers of music. Their programme for Tuesday even- j Ing ia the richest that they have yet put forth, and we 1 have co doubt that it will till Musical Hall \ The IIohnitoi m ? We are much pleased to learn t that there inimitable performers >>n the violin and pianoforte, intend giving a concert next Tuesday, at the new Musical Hall, Broadway Krom the hearty teceptlon they met with while performing at the Broadway Theatre this w> etc, we have no doubt their concert rocin will be crowded on Tuesday evening next. They are very deserving artists, and we wish them every inccesa. Co*rr.rt roa tiik BrwrpiT or rut OacnrsTm o?tht Park Turatse.?The musical entertainment to be given for the benefit of the members of the Park Theatre Orchestra Is to take plaeo at the Tabernacle, en Saturday evening next. The performers will be led by Max Maretxek, the favorite and geaUeaanly leadir or the orchestra at the Opera House in Astor Place No word need be said in argument to favor Ibis enterprire. It is enough to mention tbe event, and the object to be attained by It, viz , to aid those who ; have, bv an unforeseen <ii*aatee ??,n thrown out of bueinrM at a time of year when iu?n who lire by any ! profrMion seed mont to be employ J HioAnvrAY Cmci-a.?The jfnin I arrangement* mad1 | here for to-morrow evening, will eurpaai In mag. r.ificence anything of tl>? kind Introduced Mnee tin 0pealng ol thin uplendfd place of evening r< creatlm. /OOLOOK >l Hui Tlie bird* and beaet* are In flm- ( condition to receive tha vlelta of their frtenda (luting the holldtjl, _ N*w IIaiMI'^hikk.?The Hon. Levi Chamber- 1 lain, of Keene, nae been nominated by the whtsf ! rttnfe convention of New Hampshire, s>.g (for wh'? ' candidate tor Governor of that Statf. < L D. TWO CENTS. Superior Court. Beforw Chief luatioi* Oakley. Dko 22?Pihbury tt a I v$. Chmtelatn *1 al Id thl* ctune. the Jury rendered a rerdict tor this Dluintiil . foe *800. Head and lloppock vi. Oihbt an,I Company.?Thin fit an action of replevin, to try the title to twenty heirs heads of molasses. It appeared that defendant* pur chased from plaintiffs the molaasfelu<|uestioa for caabIt was lying on one of the wharfs at the time of parohaie, and wan taken by the defendant* ao 1 immediately after transferred to the Almshouse < oinmis ioner. In about a week or ten days after, the plaintiff* sent in a bill and demanded payment. An excise was then made by one of the defendants, on tha ground that his brother was in Boston, but that upon hia return, the plaintiffs' demand would be settled. On the return of Mr. Olbbs from Boston, a seoond demand ni made and payment refused, upon which plaintiffs issued a writ of replevin and retook the molasses. They contended that as the sale was for cash, and the defendants having broken on their part the contrast, the delivery was nut complete and the legal possession tUl remained in themselves. The defendants' counsel insisted that, plaintiffs having delivered the molasses without insisting cn ca"h at the time of delivery. It was a waiver of their rights, giving the defendants the legal possession of the property, and asked for a nonsuit The I'ourt took the same view, granted the nonsuit, and then directed the jury to assess the value of the property which they did at V19D M? Rbmtztr IKaltrlury tt at vs. Tkomai Scott tl oi.? This was an notion of trespass on the caie, to recover damages for an alleged Illegal taking of property uuder an execution It appears that a man named Marrit became indebted to plaintiff* for a quantity of boots and shoes ivhich be bad puroha'ed from them Merrit afterwards beciune oinb*rra"ed. and conveyed h>? stock and trade to the plaintiffs f ir their d?bt. Tbey removed the goods from Merrit's store to another etore In the same street, and put in Merrit to soil tl it goods for them on commission The defendant obtained a judgment against Merrit. upon which Le issued an execution, li vied on the h< ots and sheas, carried them off. and said them. Tue d?feune was, that the sale was fictitious, and made to rueovar the property from Merrit's creditors The jury found a verdict for the plaintiffs for $192 20 'llanton Cookr t'j. The lion haae Hill ?This wa? n action for libel, growing out of a contract entered into in November. 1840, by the plaintiff and his partner, Thomas U. Carroll. of Troy, with the Postmaster General, for ttupplying blanks to the I'ost Otflce Department, for a certain number of States Other aon Lraots were entered into at the same time by Joseph T. Crowell, of this city, and other ffnntleiii?n in Rnirjin or supplylog other States with similar blank** Shortly ?fter the ooutract.s worn signed Governor Hill, from in iuspeetlon of the bid* and other circumstances, luspeeted them to be fictitious. and sent in a memorial .o the rostmaKtrr-4 ieiit-ral. praying him to direct an nqulry Into the facts of the cane. The inquiry wa.< ifterwards ordered. and it turned out that the bid* were really made by the parties The present (ait Is ounded upon the memorial and proceeding* conseiniUf nt. thereon. The cause is adjourned to Tuesday norning Wm. C. Noyei and W m Graham Wood, appeared as oounscl for Gov Hill. Drt-. 23,? Dtrisiimi.?Shields, et al. vs. Pettee et al -Judgment for plaintiffs ; amount to be adjusted.? lldguway ails. Sluiphon ?Motion for new trial grauted; osts to abide the event of the suit. Vandevater, ilaintilf In error, vs. 'i'he Mayor. ?co. of New York? udgment reverted Moore ads. Cram ?Now trial deiled. Godt'ard vs. The Merchants' Bank? Judgment or plaintiffs. Tho l,on{ Island Railroad Company ds. Stoddorard? Motion for new trial K'anted ; costs o abidH the event. Modrano vi President of North liver Bank?Judgment for plaintiff. Jones vj. (lowlan? Motion for new trial denied Hunter vs. Hub pll and others?Referred to John J. Latting. Counillor at Law for the city of New York, to compute mount due. Court of <aeneral Sessions. efore tho llecoider and Aldurm>n Adams and Kohlrr. Due. 22?The Partington Vital. ? This case is still sfore the court. (|uite a number of witnesses ere examined yesterday, and tho case will probably s ooncluded t? day. The testimony Is materially is same as wan adduced on tho trial of Garret, who an impleaded with Darlington Pita of liuilly.? James Ilutler pleaded guilty to ?eplng a disorderly h<>u:e at No. 5 Little Water reet,in Sixth ward. The Court suspended judgment. Dt:r.23.? Oitchargr.d by Ilif. (.'rami Jury.?Thefollow>g pertons were thii morulnn discharged by the Court, ie Grand Jury having found no bi.is of Indictment gainst them on the charge i preferred:?Denj. Golden, uargi d with grand larceny; Alb- it Kd.nond Williams, haiged with bijrsny; Henry Nation, charged with rand larceny; John Travers, aocused of grand larcey; and Albert White and Samuel Hanev.alsa?h&rM<i "* Vlt - 1% m ~ m "" * " ~ PVW Trial of Darling,'on for Burglary ?The trial of Wilkin Darlington, alias Thomas Johnson, alii* Bristol 111, wm concluded tr> Jay. Tbe defence introduced two itnesses, 'William H Knapp and William Williams, beir testimony was about the name as that giTtn on le trial of Charles Garret, aliat Wueeler, who was Unleaded with Darlington, Murray, and Clar>son, and bo was convicted at a former term of this Court, he evidenoe was ably summed up by the counsel on Dth sides, and the jury were charged by the Reoorder, nd after a short abrence came into Court with a verlot of not guilty. The counsel for Murray and Clark* >n. impleaded with Darlington, then made a motion iking for their discbarge from prison. This appllcaon failed, and they then asked fer a reduction of the nount of bail. The Court consented, and reduced is bail required In each of their cases from f>S,000 to J MO. In the Case of Mary FowUr, indioted for keening a sorderly house, bail was this day taken?Hugh Riley, r bail on the former indlotm?nt. besoming surety for ir appearance for trial. The b*il was set at $500, bicli being given, the prisoner was discharged from if city prison. In the Case of John T ilarcellit, indiote<l ft r obtainig goods by falre pretences, iu woich a pii a of guilty id been enured, the Court stated that. In o?nsejenee ot representations made by the complainants i tbis care. and also in ?unKfi(uencu of affidavits in ivor of the defendant, a merely nominal sentence ouid follow. The prisoner was M-ntenned to the oity rieon for flvo days Tho goods obtalu?d wtre bought 11 a man named Luckhai't. w ho bai already been eoncted and sent to the penitentiary. Mr Maroellis nt<d that be had never derived auy benefit from the impaction whatever Retirement of Itrctn drr Scot I from the BrncKof thit uikI.? When the burlnesa of the Jay was concluded, le D'stvict Attorney aiose and stated, that m thin i>? the last day tbe It'-cordt-r would preside at tblx ouit. dnring his present lerw of < (Hoc, he felt It to be i? (juty to D.ak< a few remarks For himreif. Mr. M< kkoiv said. ha hail to thank hi* ouor. the prcaidlng.ludire. for the cordial co-operation ith which he bad mat hi* own endeavor* to bring bout the ends of justice. Under Recorder Soott'a adllclstratlon, the old and corrupt system of bailing iid been, in a measure, broken up: and daring that ime admlnletration, more criminals had been eonIcted, aid more judgment* confirmed by tbe higher curt, than under any former Recorder. The Diatrict attorney concluded bin remark* by a few complimenary expressions and wishes for the welfare of tne genleman whom he addressed. The Recobokr, in reply, raid he felt grateful for he remark* made by the Diatrict Attorney. It ?U ict for himself to aisrrt how will he bad dona his duty; ,e could obly nay that be had endeavored to do it. H<> cnsidered that duty to consist, not only in oonrictog the guilty, but also in protecting the innooent. To be accomplishment of both these duties he had devoted limself The duties of tbe office, he said, had b?an armour?sometime* almost beyond bis physical ability o perform them lie had often of neoesalty b*en laced in painful situations, ilow hia efTorta to do Ight bad been received by the publto he did not know; lUt, raid the Recorder, in conclusion, whether I revive the thank* of the community or not, I shall Iways have the ratirfaciion of fe' liug that all I hare lone ban teen consistent with my own feeling*. Doth the it maiks of the District Attorney and thoe? f the Recorder were received with mark* of approbalon by tbe aujieace. which little departure from the ules of tbe Court were overlooked on this occasion, rbe Court then adjourned for the term. Court of Oyer nml Terminer. Jtfcre .lud?? Kduionds, Aldermen Smith and Dotlge Tiib Si *?>; < a** - In Re Jmryh /Mi?A return ?u >nt in to the writ of habeas corpus issued In this ease. [ he return Mated that Belt nai the slave of Mr Jaho of hredertck county. Maryland; that be had run twny about four months since; and that Mr. Lee, fining h? van In thin city, caused hiai to be apprehended, a<i he hail a right to do; the retarn concluded 'it declaring that he was the property of Mr Lee, and that he should be delivered over to him It was then greed that the further discussion of the owe should he pestpeni'd until Tuesday neit and that in the mean time Belt should be remanded to tbe custody of Win Kdmonds. the keener of the city prt'on. Judge Edtnoads ordered the audlenoe to be seated, and th*t no one should be a.lowed to p iss out until the prlsoier was removed He *a'd he understood that an attempt to rescue the prisoner, after he was taken outside the court room. *? ' to be nmde. In order to guard against ih. noosr<iuen?es of surh an attempt. h? bad or drrr<l no ultra number of police to be In attendano*. Mh then ordfrrd the oftloer* who bad the prisoner in charge to remove him, and after be bad got to the dor be directed the extra police to f>lloir him. and remain with the prltonere ?nd tbe officers who bad hi n Id charge until they It ft blm in tbe cl:y prUon. Ther?? Meiu from 100 to 160 colored people !n the body of tbe court roern frntu an early h-ur in the morning, and it ippeara that nemo of them told one of tbe police olll:, r* Ibat it wa,? intend?d to rescue t' e prisoner af'er h? left he court room; lh? policeman m-'oticned th? fact to >he Judge, upon which his Honor ordered the ti'rt police to preferte order and prevent a vio!a"ioii of th aw. " ' -? - K.. Tii?<l.it * hum * 2fl. iiO. 6 2HH 38. J M ai..U 20 A 80. IB, W,?, 7? 7 f 11. 14'.'. f\. 44 123. 47 82. 1)7 8i>. l.j 7? A vot?- twkr ii at Uw* recent election ia luj. t:>*. u relntion to It vyinjf a t?\ lor the u,>,>o.t ui luv choold throiiehiiut the State, rt sulu J in .i iu.i,m V of l l,s;~ in its luvor, tli?' volt t ? ji.rco. ,

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