Newspaper of The New York Herald, January 3, 1849, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated January 3, 1849 Page 2
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I JNEW YORK HERALD. IWtkWMt corner of Knit on and Damn ?ta. JAMES OOltnOM HKWETT, PHOPKIE TOR. ABISEMA.nT- iil ***111*0. BOWERF TdKA'i'liE, Uowtjt rwa Uixch itok?LOTE'S himu*. BROASWAT TUFaTRE, B.cadwiy -Moitb Ciiito. BATIONAL Tlj'aTRt, httliiui ^mi??Vitchii.', the Fatiiot?N?w "ion a?lr Ih-Mv Wiii'i Uvi-Ciiarnui w TNI Wooi??Milium, Hank. ^BUBTON'8 TOCATKA. Chamber* ?tn*t?MtrciiunT Watch -BLaauii aid Cm aimi b?Cai.muk ,u Uoi.u Macs. ^MKHAIIC#' llALU, Broadway, Neat Bcoioo ? Ohiuitt'i BOOIBW LIBRARY, Hroa-Uay, oear Leonard -Niw ?aL1AII BCRIN AO ALHAMBRV Broadway, near Prince-Bawhi, Lint k Co'a Ammioan CiBova. NEWAhK N. J., WaahinK'on IIaII-Cakpmu.'i Vinktiiia Row York, Wtiliieidny, January 3, 18-10. 11m Publication of tl Hrruld commenced r,u Moh.Ijj at I e'elock, and ttnithed at 30 n. i uutee pax 7 o'olt ok. Meeting of tk? Ltgltlalurt?Tli? (iuveriior'n Magvt The Legislature o! the Stute of New York commenced yesterday, and the message of the newly elected Governor, Hamilton Fish, will be found in full in thia day's Htraid. The circumstances under which his Excellency, Mr. Fish, was elected, the present position of the country, the agitation which pervades it on subjects growing out ot the recent war with Mexico, as well as the position which the Empire .State - holds in the confederacy, render a message from the Governor of this State a matter of more than otdinary interest at the present time. We have no space within which to maKe much comment today. Ti c credit ot the State is represented to be high?-6<> much to, that loa is have been contracted ai a premium; the school system is highly spoken of; and the meBsiige contains a recommendation to the Legislature that an ngricultural school, and ona for the instruction of our people in the mechanic arts, be instituted To this we can see no objection. Other matters of an exclusively State or local character are treated ot at length, for the particulars ol which we, for the present, refer our readers to the document itself. The most important subject of a general nature which Governor Fish dilates upon, istiis question of the extension of slavery to the newly acquired territory. On this he takes u broad anti-slavery ground, and says, that " if there be any one subject upon which the people of the State of New York approach near to unanimity, it is in their fixed determination to resist the extension of slavery over terntoiy now fr**e." This is decidedly plain and flat-footed. It will be seen that Mr. Fish recommends a modification of the criminal code, in connection witn applications for pardon, as well as changes concerning other subjects of the same nature. It would sp|>enr that he does not favor the liberal nee which has been made of the pardoning power lor some tune past. We shall refer to this message .gain. _ Pxri'KTrui. Allegiance.?Messrs. Ryan asi? | Bekqen'hCasx ?On reviewing the correspondence j Which took place between Mr. Bancroft and Lord 1'tilmeiBton, we have been struck with the insolence and audacity with which the latter attempts to jubtify the British government in the course which it ptrnued towatda Messrs. Bergen and Ilyan, citizens of the United States, who were arrested and imprisoned in Ireland, during the disturbances that recently took place in that country. Thoneaenilemen, it appears, were arrested, thrown into a loathsome dungeon, and confined for a long time, in consequence of information which the British government hud received from its paid spies in this country, that a considerable numberof Arne ricsns might be expected in Ireland, as agents for the sympathisers; and their arrest isjustified on the ground of the sympathising meetings and associations got upinN'ewVoik and elsewhere in theUuited Staler. In addition to all this, the British govern^ nient reiterates the principle of once n citizen \always a citizen; and disregards passports, Bignrd |>y American authorities, in the possession of naturalized citizens, claiming thern us subjects notwithstar ding, and that such naturalized citizens of the United States will be held amenable to the law of treasi n, for opinions expressed and language used by them in refer*nee to England and hergevemment and institutions, in this country. It is hard to believe that at this late day, such a course of conduct by England towards this country, and such principles rs those that were recently advanced and acknowledged by the foreign minister of that country, would be maintained. Yet such is the fact; and we rejoice to see that the administration has, through its accredited minister, repudiated both, and not, satisfied with demanding the prompt release of Mcbsis. Bergen and Kynn, which demand lies been complied with, directed Mr. Cancroft to "protest in the most solemn and earnest manner which official propriety will warrant, against the orders of the British government, ts.iued oa the 2d and 1Mb of AtigUct last, (die orders under which those gentlemen were arrested,) and gainst the uibitrary and offensive distinction which tiicy make between our citizens and subjects cl other nations, arul also between our native and naturalize d citizens." That was the proper course to pursue, tr d we are g'ad that Mr Polk's cabinet evinced 10 much determination and spirit in the mutter. To hold men liable for the opinions which they nay have uttered in this country, is tyrannical and barbarous in the extreme. The oa'y way in which 'hat insolpnt, arrogant, imbecile, and oppressive government ought to be treated, it just such as hns been followed. Messrs. Bergen and liyan are probably on their wny hums*, and may he expected in a few days. Let thern have a warm reception. Maitr hiwu ami Coowtur-Marciuvo m PouTtcs ? Mr. Bitchie, of Washington, and his cor rcrpuuuciiio nrr unity iPUOWt. One Ol them, Who 1 is represented to ho a very 1 fmling mail a?nong the 1 democrats, presents u curious |1 m for getting over i the d flicultu h nr.d excitements tlmt menace ths lrnion,on the collision between the slave.y and ] anti-eltivrry opinions in Congress and elscwh' TU. I This woithy pro|>osec that G nerulTn>lor hould ] march over, bug and baggage, to the camp of the J democrats, ns the beat plan to make hta adminis trstion successful, and pre ent a check to alt the i ultra factions. The enme wonderful adviser would 1 ptobahly have counselled the old hero, wh"ti he | (cund himself on the Held ot Iiiiena Vista,enclosed ' ' i n all aides by the Mexicans, to have marched j i over, bag and baggage, to Sunta Anna, as the best J w ay to make a giorious finish of the Mexican war. ! , General Taylor, however, iB made of sterner stull; j 1 and instead of marching over to the ranks of thoso j t whs opposed his i lection, we think it would he a ' matter of greater wisdom for the democrats to , march ox*r, bag and baggage, to the old Gen' mi's t camp. Indeed, as matters now stand, the dcor- ( gsnization of the old parties is incn-tiB'iig every t day, ar.d there is every appearnnce that the gte.it r mass of the moderate, reasonable and enlijhtci 'd men of all |>arties will unite in supporting his ad- I ministration, and in presenting a harrier to the f office-hunters and ultras, that they cannot overlap , Mr. Ritchie and his kitchen cabinet all will < please put this suggestion in their pipes, and smoke j it during the holidays^ Tim Rt/mobkd Death or tuk Rkv. Da. Hawks, i ?A rumor was prevalent in the city yesterday, \ that a telegraphic despatch had been received from New Orleans, by a friend or relative of Dr. Hawka, that that gentleman had died in that i city, ot cholera. We give this aa a general rumor, J but will not vouoh for its truth. i t WL Grand Fanct Bai.l at thi Astor Pi.acr Theatre?Trk Manager's Last Kick.? We perceive that Mr. Fry, under the authority of the fc Opera committee, has announced a grand fancy drtte ball at the Astor Place Theatre, to coine off on the eighteenth of January. Thin in a similar ^ movement, and springs from the same causes which produced the grand fancy ball of last season. The 0| treasury of the establishment, in consequence of g| b id manngi rnent, is empty, and some scheme must ? be ado-ted to replenish its coffers. This ball may n probably also be the signal for the abrupt terminatiun ol the Opera season altogether. We remember hi w it was during the last season, a grand fancy ball was got up, and, under the supposed trlut which attended it, the managers of that day " burt-t up," and the subscribers who had innocerfly advanced money for a certain number of nights, were cheated out of about one-third of the amount?some eight thousand dollars. Ilow this fashionable movement will succeed in the present condition of fashionable and general society, we don't know ; but we shall endeavcr to give it all the aid in our power, as the last resort to resuscitate and set on its legs lashionable society, und contribute our mite to the poor Italian artists who have been so dreadfully sacrificed and disappointed during the la&t two years. We understand that it is intended to make this ball a great affair in fuslnonable life. It will witness the concentration of all the brilliant elements of fashion, which shone eo glorisuely at the fancy balls given at Saratoga nud Newport last summer. It will be a reunion of all the characters, all the beauty, the elegance, the wits who appeared on those occasions, as well as of some new characters who have figured at private rehearsals during the last few weeks. The famous polka, as it is daneed in the public gardens of. Pans, and in the Hungarian camps on the Danube, will be the principal featu*e of the occasion. Let us hops for the best. Latkr fhom Rio Janeiro and La Plata.?Wc are indebted to Captain Hubert, of the handsome baik Kathleen, and also to Captain Sheppard, of the bark Isabel, tor files of Rio papers to the 28d of November. The accounts are to the 21th. These are but three days later than previous advices, and do not contain anything of interest. From Montevideo the dates are not later, though some more details are given respscting t'ie afliir between Mr. Southern, the English minister, and Rosas, the dictator. It appears that Rosas refused to receive Mr. Southern unless he was authorized to treat with Rosas on the bases laid down by Mr. Hood, the first special minister that was sent out by England. Mr. Southern would not submit to be received on these terms, and Rotas would receive him on no others; so there stands the affair. The result it is impossible to tell. Some thought that ltosas would probably de- ' spntch Southern from the country, as he did Pico- f let, \he French Embassador; others, that Mr. c Southern was only waiting lor the packet to be oil. Later from Venezuela?Capture of a* t American Steamer. Captain Vinal, of the l bark J. A. Jeeanrnn, who arrived on Monday ' Irom Curacoa, says that a despatch had ar- i nvrd from the blockade, at Maraicubo, which J stales that the American steamer Scourge t had been captured passing the blockade. She J was short of fuel. The owner was in Curacoa, ? who despatched nn agent to our Minister in 1 La^uyra, to take the tiflkir in hand. ( Curacoa Deo. 2. 1848. ' I improve tho opportunity of writing to you, by way ? of St Thomas, nbout political matters In Venezuela. < Tbe information I give you cm be rolled on, us we ? have obtained it from tbe beet sources. r In Orlente, (hat-tern part of Venezuela.) on the coast t of Guiria, there ere several bodies of troops in arms " acainst tbe government of Monagas. 1 In tbe mountain of Irspa there Is a guerilla f tree of i upwards of liCO men acting against Monagas. They ' are commanded by the oltl.en Jose Cesareo Garcia, s who, tlou^h net a military man. Is an active and de- * termined sp rlt, who has taken up arm?) m:iriy * othrr pri-aie cltl/ens. in defence of treedoui. There is I t! another g:ieiilia bandlntbe mountain of Va/naraparo, coain ani.'ed by ncotber private citizen. Ra-tilo Mar- b cauo l'iey numb'-r upwards of one huaJred. and ri are full of enthusiasm. Amon? them la Jon- Antonio tl Muiioz. a brave young nmn nlio left the Island of m Trinidad t? jiin the patriots in their struggle against ? derpotlr-m. b The < on toe of Matuitn h?? aoewly Oeclared against b Mooaana. Ttcre is a considerable force here, of about 1' 800 men. ooirmanded by Captain Joe.- Maria Con- ir tr- ras.. wbo o-atinnaUj harraes the troops of Monapas a Tbeforcis of the latter, along the whol? coast of Gulita, consist of very ltttlo more than POO men of j Y whom 10 ?>r? taken t'rem Maturin Ills naval force tl od that cia.it, tIz : three skills nnd two very poor | gunboats, were removed to Ciudad Bolivar. (Angus- 1 F tnra) on account of the news received that tn tho j f? Plains of /.per" Oinagnan, end Calabozo, there was I 1* a rili ng in fx vor of tbe constitution ' d A btf neb brig of war arrived at Trinidad and left 1 tl f.rGolna to demand reparation for euvi-ral acts of j di spoliation, committed by tbe Monagas gorernment v ? ' iintt Kri r,-b r;ti,.c lis. B in Itareel r-atbi-re isllkewbe a greutfceling In fivor II of tbe cotstltntlrnal catisd. limrrel Jos-'- Gregorio I " h'otapos. tbe brother e f tb?> I"rid. nr. it Jilvhly die- R< (- tii III d with tbe actual state cf things; he has not " on y resigned his office of Commandant of Arms, but | J' has itrongty urged his brother Jose Tadeo to resign tbe Presidency. The resignation of General Jose Grrforio Mmaete is strong proof of the bad situation j ( ' bit psity 11.c reason nnslgned by him is disgn<t 01 .f r tie r iliac les committed hy his companions iu arms. '' On ttit "d Novvmbir. tbe troops of Mona;as st 11 * arwpnno were highly illmllrtsil on mmui of the h want t f provisions, and threatened to'desert. ! L> tt<-rs hare been received from Margarita. stating ft that the people thtro are in open opposition to the ' Montgas ro e. si In the toasi of Guirl* thero are ekirmi-hes dally. 'c Ote commandant, l'-ttanales. harlog ordered tho rm ihtit and hottsef of the lrlen?t* of the constitution to N bo rvt on fire, tb-j brave guerilla band tu the mountain k? rami-dev n tolrepo. and complit. 'y rout i upwards of 110 ? ! tho Slonsgas' men, and eveu ob'.igsd tbem F' to threw thcntK-lvrs Into tbe water after having klllod ( 'b There bars been engagements oa the 21th, 23th. I and kV.h October last?on* in Guiria, another at Soro, 9r ltd the fid at Irapa. mentioned above. They all rt- | k< Miltrd favorably to the Constitutionalists. News his 1 Jil alro bsen received of the defeat of the forces under P' (demandant Crista, by the Conaiitutlonalists at 1 ?? Uniria. I " The tew? flow Occldente, the western part of the '? republic. Is that several strong guerrillas have risen j against. McBsga?. v:x . at Guenarl'c. Guadarratua, and t spnebo Tb? joguerrillan attack d and tookSau Auto- 1 to r.ii\San fL'rtetoval. and Lovatera; the fore s of Wonagas 1,11 w- n faftwts* la In nmntiti, una one of his lead- to era. Ayertaran, was wounded. Governor Morales has ' pf written to the Monngas government that he fluds It j 1 Impossible to collect forces The department of on Guarlro Is In complete confusion. The provincial de- j Ik I ntath n ba 1 cot assembled by the 20th November. [ <jn Twococslderalile yu-i ilia bands had taken the field Ni sgalrst Mnisgvs. ard th* few partisans of the latter tfci had shot then S Ives up In CtHbozo. : rei There li-a rc-i e table force at Sen f'urlos In favor thi c-f tba < ocstituilonal cau'e. and news has been re- trc ce'.vid from Bar |Uis!racto that the Interior I-In a state tin rf great fermentation, and the people are forming In- iss to parties to set against the government. 1 v In Ya'ercla there la a strong opinion In favor of the ; j,f ftnastitntlonnl raure An inltuentlal partlzan of the | *h< VI i,t, cs government having been attacked in a 1 ire, [.r nte l pnbltcstlon' a prosecution was ennmenced, nut the jnry rtfii ed to find a bill Uvea tbo women have appeared publicly at church, in Valonoia, wear- 1 B,,' ing budp/s in lavor of the constitutional cause, pet VVhia the w-ra?n of r arcpano received information 1 tin. of the 1 alli es wl 0 bad fallen In tho engagements ; raent ined abt ve. tbej resolved tc appear In pul>llo 01 diessid In the colors of the Constitutional cause, for which their hu heeds had died. A'arnratljo was, taken by the forces of General Taos, K >0 the 2<th 1 f November. The steamer Buena Vista M.f] 1 rlvi d st *1 Ifland o| 1 uracoa on the 28th of the 1 ni? rior.tb. ard left. General ra*i is still hers |\t In.- 1/ optrillions lie has faithfully fulfilled all avi .i s n i-e.rnents of Ills agents, ar.d paid for vessels m1 m u.u ulllon. The friends of tha Constitution are * 1 1 t-' i r to contilbute liberally for the support of the '? i-enersl I aer. himself Is most enthusiastic In k Imi'-w a" d determined to spare no eff.irts to redeem " ' 1 rui.Ty from despotism, lie Is a warm admirer tf _ ? lr ii Mitutions and people of the United States; and mtu 1? n the r tranter Buena Vista arrived from the ed Slat. s. ho exclaimed-" I knew our brethren In t.,| I nltt d Ktrtes ccubl not bo Indifferent to tho eauae , t i'.beity in Venezuela My country will ebow hereif grateful for the sympathy and assi tance of Ameicau citizens." J*! f-' tEAMtiiip Northlrnkr.?The steamship Nor- J1?1 herner arrived at five o'clock yesterday morning ,lIt1 run Charleston, after a passage of sixty hours. rm , - ijUe noveiniufs of Intllvltlnala. uej Jndge David G Burnet and Geueral M. B. Lamar. x President, of the 1st* republic of Texas, arrived In w' Sew Orleans vn the Slid ult , from Austin. General .emar Intends vliltlrig his filends In Georgia ' Brevet Major Genital Worth and BtalT arrived at itr< Vaw Orleans on the 22d ult . en mule for the South- 7 veskrn frontier, the oemmand ot which has bsea asIgned him. Brigadier Ueneral llarnsy was also In n SvwUrlian:; his health Is m d to h* Improving. nniKli.ua Intelligence. J?l> Pev Simeon II < alhnun and lady, Rev William P. * " IVllllams and lady, destined tor the Mission to Syria; a'rr lev Oliver ( rane and lady, destined for the Mission J-** o Turkey; Rev. Kllpbsl Maynard and lady, Rsv. hou dward M Pood and lady, destined for the Mission UT v baienka, will sail ftom Boston to-day. "OT City lutelllgrnce. Ifiw Tiaii in New Yoke. Monday morales and all the ullrra of Gotham ta Niutlti at tba ospect of a One day's sport; ths sleighing was *Heat, the air olesr and bracing. and tba sun etaiu? In all tba brilliancy of a brauttfnl January day ha traakfast hour was hardly ovor before gay neks, sadata man, and half grown boys, wars all n foot; seme Urimed In tight ooata, whlta vests, and lovesof tha same complexion; while others wara wall rapped in cloaks, orsrooats and huge shawls, with ow and then a biped punning his friendly peregrineions dona up in turs. Besides tba pedestrians, there 'ere numerous callers who availed themselves of hired leigbs, and trotted or galloped round to tha merry imelo cf scores or hundreds of tiny bells. Indeed very kind of vehicle was brought into requisition; nnners and wheels disputed tbe right of carriage, and | be, coaches, sleighs, omnibusses, and cartmen's ledges were all made serviceable for the occasion, 'here was no lack of variety, and no laok of fan. Keoh reined to be assured that be had oontributed hie share o the general fuud of pleasure, and was satisfied with lis mode of conveyance. Mid-day found the door bells playing merry tones, s the callers made their appearanee, and friendly reetings were as common as If neught bat arnicailllty and sodality were the current feelings of society It about three o'clook ibe sky beoame oreroast, and he gatbeiing clouds threatened a stormy evening, rhls admonition only tended to enliven the soene. as if very one were detninined to make the moat of his time lefere the threatened storm arrived. And'now many a ed-faced youth began to scrutinise bis llstofaoquaint.nccs with an air of great carefulness, and a strange phelomenon presented itself,'viz: the said youths seemed to te generally very near sighted, and it not unfrequanty required two friends to read one name ; it w*9 also ibservedlbat a great disrespect began to be shown to be lists whiob heretofore had been carefully folded ind deposited rafely in the vest pooket; new they were irumpled up into lndesoribable shapes and thrust iway wherever it seemed most convenient; an I aoo;her thing observable at about the same time was this, he callers sought ths aid of the bannisters and iron allings, as they ascended the steps leading to the rent dcors. A decided appearanee of lassitude prerailed. The riders in the sleighs appeared In all kinds of Iress ; soma were oontent to appear In their own pro>er habits, while others assumed the grotesque, and vcre raccoon skin caps, an J wolt-hide coats, or attired hemselves in Indian costume. Some were not satisled with the music of sleigh bells, but employed organ ;rinders to accompany them, and work oat harsh dis:ord, while they were on their way. It was as If a sort >f semi carnival were being held. Fifth avenue, Unirersity riaoe, and the other streets of ton presented nuch the sume appearance as the more democratic horeughferes; loud greetings were audible there as veil as inthemore unostentatious abodes of the worhy artisans of the city. Wine is a wonderful level er, and ro Is punoh.and the same remark holds gooi f whiskey teddy?end all of these were imbibed In no mall quantities on the initial day of 1846; hence the lay was not far gone ere many a wight was see a to shorn the length of the way was not of so much oovrquence as its wld'.b. "Tis true'111 pity, pity'tig lis true," but the temperance excitemeut hiving amewiat subsided, the liquor dealers hnve resumed uch rt tbrir former trade in the ardent, and henoe id causes conspiring, bring about old effects. The scene presented in Broadway was peculiarly nlivening From an early hour in the morniug until ate at night, sleigh succeeded sleigh and team sue ceded team, from the splendid turn out cf Kipp it irow n's ten horse establishment, with a hundred or norecf passengers, at eixpenro a piece, dvwn to ths irockery ciate. on runners, of the devil-may-eare goilus. who, atter working bard all the old year, was delerminad to have a day of his own at the eminencenent of the new, as well as a r. creation by the say of oil to grease the wheels of his physical m*ihtcery. so as to prevent friction for at least a tw-lveEontb to come. All classes seemed to enj >y them river? lilt) QflWIl town mi rcnanl. with hilS-llHt tlia )p<-ra tbc merchant a clerk. with a salary of a thouand d< liars a yi ur. and the oh arc >al man, with h'.i ill he cad pet for his coal?each and all seemed bent >n throwing eare aud trouble to the dsgs. for one day it least, and to erase from their memories the hardLips and trials which they hare undergone during he year which has just closed or those which they are ure of meeting during that which we hare Just entered ipcn. The livery stables were emptied of everything n the shape of a sleigh, which their proprietors posessed. Nodine and others engaged In this line of buIrees, turned out their best specimens; end many I rere the encomiums passed on the equipages hi"h tamo frnm th"1'" ?it*hH?htaenti, Amonj j he tr.nr.y oit/rr yebicles which wo observed was a flelgh ( If such It may be called?constructed of a pair of oop poles for runners, on which w-r* placet three , coking chairs. Thla fancy allalr wa> occupied by ( hree young chaps, who seemed to think that man was , lade for the purpose of enjoying htmself and for ( othirg else ; otherwise tli<-y could not ponlb'y have ^ ven so well plea.*ertlwilit themselves, mid all the world rstde an they appeared to be. The driver was dressed , r mock Ihtry (in his coat glowed two rows of irolense pewter button*, while hi- hat was adorned with , I) extremely wide band of sheathing copper. The d ?y wcro oat, but not so the festivities of New ear; the air was vooul. and the strevts animated II a late hour. i The ladies wore their beat smllos, and the tables , ream d under a profusion of meats, fruits, and conctions till long alter the ordinary hour for retiring. 1 inally. when the pleasures of the day were fairly 1 Due and qtikt was In a measure restored throughout 1 ic city, thewicdows were closed, and the clank of 1 or locks and bolts proclaimed the fact, that (lotham 1 as about to returns repose. A straggling company of acchsnals might bo heard here and there as they 1 trended their devious way homeward from their waxill. maklrp a ludicrous ei.dea.vonr to ring " We won't 1 > llome till Morning," or. perchance. "Mornlnp ' s Sweets is Ulrging," or "Pray, .Mr. Watchman, | 5h t teke me," or # \ "Oh! delightful hour!? I'm in pleasure's bower!" . rrome clfcrr rqua'Iy renflinental and touching theme; 1 -t their at t ( nipt a nt melody were taken up by the J ight breezes und carried a block or two. whsu they ' came indistinct, and. finally failed to reach the ear ' 1 all. At last, even thtse sounds cea-ed, ami the 1 rests weio left In quiet possession of the police f itrols, New Year's day war. past, and the pall of [ lence. oblivion like, si mud to claim for the joyous ' i nes so lately enacted, a place sith the dead past. ^ Well after a'.I. this good old Knickerbocker custom of cw Year's calls, is worthy of being perpetuated It c cps tip acquaintances which else might be neglected; v id It n rves once, at least, every year to induce our s oddlcg, money-scraping citizens to forget the oflloe, c e counting-house, aud the shop, and devote a few ? :ur? to recrs at Ion; to say n'dhlng of the concomitant y Ivantsgrs which results in favor of the juveniles, who e t their pockets and play-henses stored with toys, epsakrs, and bon-bmtt, making trade lively for the { me with the factors of dolls, rocking horses, sugar urns, anil all the et reterac which urchins and petitIstes expect and receive on holiday occasions. Like f e memory of the beloved dead, may the first of r unary, ltiffl, be long rh-ri-hed In our remembrance, f rnlehing a rnhj-ct for pleasurable and welcome re- j, rtif n*. May many new and real friendships prove have been engendered during its fleeting hours; and ?y the three hurdred and sixty-four days whlchare follow It prove to our city and our nation, days of *. orperity and happiness. j' Tnr. Choi f.c a. On Monday there was one oa*e and 0 death resulting from cholera at the Quarintlno >i]iital. On Tuesday there was one case and no 11 nb. No cases among the passcngera of the ship P iw York. There has been no new care reported in c< s city since the -Olh December. Krom the accounts * Mtved fiem N< w Orleans of the great mortality in J' st city from cholera, and to rrovent ita being in- J" dured Into tbia port by vessels arriving from there, 1 Mayor and Health Officer of the eitj, yesterday 01 ued the following precautionary notices;? " rhcioas, it has Leon satisfactorily made known to ma fata u.enuai unease se'ually valets in the ?ity "f Now Orleans and ?) reaa there ia rr??<m to fear that veueln tailing from Mid port at f U infeottd thereby-- a i w, tlicro'ori", I, H i linm V. llAvemeyer, Mayor of the City of ? Ytrk do lore by doclaie the t'ity if New ''roans to be an . ct? d | l??e. witliin the mcnnlnir of the health I w? of thia to, tl is pr< o amation to continue in force until the lat day of on mary, proximo, and to auch farther period aaii may from ai o to time be extended by tbe Board of doalth. re iren (lrder my heni at the Msyor's office, In tbe c'ty of New ... k, thla 2nd day of January, 1 My. * W. r. 1IAVIMEYBR, Mayor. J^' iroTicr to pilots akh manna or metis. QnataTiM Btatk.w I si.a is d, Jan. 2d, ld|9. ?i ofice if hereby aivt-B to p lots and masters of reaae'a, that, t,y slnmation of tbe Mayor if tlietityof New York, the port of v Orleans is dee arid to he an infeetad port until tlie lit . .f f] retry, at d that weeds from raid port are by law snjerted to ni sit Irom the lleaitb Olio or at -area tine Irom thia date. A1,L\. 11. triHTINti, Uoalth Officer. ' IT 'irr Citt Y'rarmriAT.?The ladles of Now York YV 0 not to be kept In their parlors yesterday by the gr n. frosty air. They were net to be deprived of their at; ial second day calls, and therefore sallied out In d tid numbers, and a?sumed blue notes, red cheeks, )tg 1 cold feet, in order to aooompllah their labors, sti e rleighicg n mains good, and consequently the om? ml Lees were crowded, as tfual, while prirate turn- tu wore everywliere Tlslble. The second of January tb till a gnat day among the ladies, but not so really en si as It ueed to be. Time was when the tables were Tl y kept In order one day after "New Y'ears;" but Te v It has conic to be tbe custom with many to keep Mi .-keletou of the fir-t days' feast set out la s'.nte jl! tltlcelose of the week in which tbe first day on- r*| p. and a- that wa.. a Monday, this year, the oonse- toi xce will be that vlslte will bo la order for the five l,ri Micoeeding It. or. In other wor is the ladles who tli iiW this custom, must, k?epoj,?n house for a week. Mi II e ay they oil enjoy tbtlr vlsitlngs and be pre- tlv r?d firm chilblains. ba rni smom>tsii al 1st vi.i.iur.acK.?The mercury >d ao fellows, yesterdsy l**1 AM, ISM, 3 r M., ft P. M, 21" ill* at? 18* 0"i i pirn to Dpath ?The onroner held an Inquest ^ erday, at No. f>4 Prince street, on the body of 1)r n Kibble a native of tfootlaod. aged f>6 years, who accidentally burned to death under the following J. utDitesi es It seems tha deceased and his friend .. ia Alexander occupyed a basement at the tb >ve p srd yeetetday warning Alexander left the rov?. ( a rhert time, leaving tho deceased sitting by the C, in l.!i dressing gown. On his return Lt found iho old roan blng on the floor, with Li* clnthiag *11 burned off and quite dead Verdict accordingly. Aoni'CKTiL D?owi?ti?<i ?The coroner ye?t#rd*y held ait inque*t at tbe Alma II ouw yard, on the body of Rlcbeid Coffee a native of lr?Uml sol 31 year* of *g? hi veral men it worn* w.-re grapplioq for tha b id V it a Vr Coddinglon. at the foot of Duan? str-n'.eod trio d up tha deceased. who it appears on the 13 h of November fell into tba river, while endeavoring to junipi n board the ateamboat trie The daoeaaed was a herk driver and baa left a wife anjl two ohildren. Verdict, accidental drowning. Thk Ehina Ball?The name alone of thl* highly brnevi 1? nt commemoration la, or ought In be. an introduction to rbe chati'aMe appeals of every family.? This evt ning the most popu'ar eod fashionable ball of the reason will take plaee, and from the pro^rtnme of arrenReBenta, the respectability of the mtne per*. and the object of the inatitution, we have no doubt that It will oontribute to the enjoyment of a multitude, while it will confer a silent blessing upon the tealUnte for whose benefit it ia char tably designed. Ma Wall, the Blind laiati IlAarr.a ? Wa are Informed that arrangements ere on foot for tendering to Mr Wall, the blind Irish harper, a complimentary benefit. Krom what we have leered of them and of the geutlamen who have undertaken the matter, there le every reaaon to believe that It will result in , the collection of a very handaom anm for .the old harper. ______ Theatrical and Musical. Bowaav Thbatbi.?It waa warth tha prlea of admlttanae last Monday evening, to aea the boose full of joyous holiday folks that were assembled within the walbof the Bowery theatre. Before the performance*

commenced, every seat waa filled, in pit, box, and gallery, Shakspearee and all, and puzxled men were the bcxkeepeis, when the crowd kept on asklDtr them for mora seats; indeed, the offloeof boxkeeper Is no sinecure on luoh anight, and it require* (treat power* of persna slcn and no little eloquenoe to stem the impatience of the eager seekers after aeata and amusement. The officers at the Bowery theatre, however, are remarkably civil and polite, and finally all were aooomraodated to their wishes, and the curtain roee for the drama of " Walluce'' before ae well pleased an audience aa ever assembled on a holiday night. Of tha performance* we can say but little, aa from the Immense throng we were not able to obtain more than a glance at tho stage. We saw, however, N U Clarke, as the noble Ssot. appear to mush advantage, and the jovial form 'of Winans. decked olf in Highlandg costume, amusing the folks highly. The rest of the entertainments went olf capitally. The afternoon performances were also very well attended ; i in faot. both Christmas and New Year's day have been most profitable ones to the theatre, aud most pleasant ones to the audience* a'|it. The same bill was a{?tn played last evening, to a very excellent house and the new-year's day holiday did not seem to be by any means gone from those assembled. For to-night's.bill we refer to our list of amusement* Bhoadwav Thkathk ?Again, last night, at this splendid theatre, was presented with increased echit, magnificence, and success, the beautiful romantlo spectacle of ' The Count of Monte Chrlsto." No piece more splendid, more attraotive, or mere peculiarly adapted to this particular season of hilailty and unrtb. could possibly have been selnotsd on this occasion by the able management of this great theatre. It has, besides, been conceived gotfup, and oast la a style of such extraordinary splendor, richness, suitability, aud correctness, aa fairly to outdo and surpass all we have ever seen of the kind before. The scenes are rich and beautiful beyond description; those especially of the interior of the grottoes oan, in strict justice, only bo compared with the rich iciagioatious of the Arabian Nights, of whioh Incredible pictures these scenes ere, however, a poaitire and romantio realization. This drama must be seen to be appreo ated. We confess, that In its gorgeous splendor, It passes cur utmost powers of description. As to tu* plot and the Incidents of the piece, tho high and deep interest aud beauty of the whole tale and Its characters ie toe well known to all who hare read, or even only beard of this great and oelebrated work of Alex. Uuioas. It Is absolutely thrilling, exciting, and oversowing with interest. To this is added a eompany of periormera studded with names bright in fame, and guarantees of excellence and talent. It would he tav dious to particularize, for the aotlng altogether of the whole company is unequalled for talent, perfection, and beauty Again, to night, anot'eor opportunity will bealloriled of seeing this grand drama Natio.vai. Thkatkb.?Both the afternoon and evening performances at this bouse, on Monday, were finely attended. On both oecaaions, at many tickets were sold as the house eoutd aocommodate, and then very properly tha sales were stopped. This is a very excellent plan, as it saves any disappointment at not getting seats readily, which sometimes occurs on such evening*. The new troupe of Vienna dancers made quite a hit in their dauces and all the performances went oil well. Ths dancers will nn Imiht b-ccuie very popular at the National; while on the subject of dancers. by the by, we would mention little Mits Carline,who ha* for tome time been attached to thin company, and her dancing is always reosived with much applause, ber performance of Columbine in the new paniomiue 1* moat graceful and elegant. J R. Scott, C. W. i larkeandtbe rest of the company played "patron and Pj'bias" in the evening very admirably. It Is one of Scott's best pieces and supoortcd as be was that night by an excellent company, both be and they spp-cr to much advantage in U Ctaanfran's New htar'r present from the public mnrt have been conlidtiable. During the present wrek the p?rro-mances will bo very varied The play of the ' l ady of Lyons," was pet formed last evening. Mr Ciaile taking the part of dead#, and the Vienna ballet Irovpe'M dancing, and *'Harlequin," eonoluded. The house was well attended To-night, Mr. Clarke lakes bis benefit and makes bis last appearance. Missis Holland Walcott and Miss Clarke have voluuI* - r. d their ttrelets, and a first ra'.o bill will be presented. Evstos'i tiifatas, last evening, in spite of the extreme cold, was well filled. On New Voar's night Ihe crowd was so great that qnlte a large numbsr were urab'e to obtain seats This attractive place of siDUferoent. appears to be gaining nightly in the estlnation of the public, and well It may, as the manager 'pares no pains or expense In getting up such pieces is do credit to his establishment, and will, are long, take tbe lead In all such local pieces. The "California Gold Miue?v was played again last night, and from the applause this piece receives shows conclusively that Mr. IJurtcn will realize considerable gold by his digging!" in Chambers street, without being compelled to errss the Isthmus of Panama Tho " Midnight Watch" was played for the fourth time, last nigh'.? l'fcls piece is not so well castas many otnrrd of Mr. Rut ton's pieces. Mrs. Brougham Is. beyond a doubt, i very excellent actiess, but In this piece, where she ritrodlicrS a French song. It would he tn'ioh better im'.tti d. as her voice Is not adequate for the task. Mr. Burton, as the old Grenadier, and Mrs. Knight, is I aulite, w?re both excellent, making tho most of heir respective characters. "Where's Barnum?" inished the evenlrg e entertainment. To night, Midnight Watch," "Slasher and Crasher." and ? miicriim uoia .vines,"?a bill that must ccrtulnly Irsvr a good house. Christy's Mimsthkm keep on in their naual eucrssful manner Their performance* on Monday lt*t -ere much crowded, and their programme* most handninety performed. They will goon improving their occei t* nightly by the addition ot new anogs. dance*, rid other novelties, hitherto nnattempted in I'.thloian minstrrlny. There ia no doubt of their continued access. Tiik Nfw Oslears Skrewaokri have moved down own to the Society Library, where they will give their rsutlfiil concerts every evening this week. They did tely on New Year's day, and commenced 1819 with clat. Their audiences never tire of hearing their eally eli gant ringing and minstrelsy, and they fully nrr.v out their promise to Join elevated and classical rusic with truly chaste and healthy humor. r?Mrnrr l'? Mikst hei.s will this evening give one of beir popular concert* at Washington Hall. Newark. Ye would advise the reeldeute of that city to avail | hunre.re* of thl* opportunity, as Campbell's baud ave a grand reputation here In New York. xam Amrvrcik's Xuoi.ocicai. Ham., 35 awn 37 owkrt.?If nay testimony was wasted to proro the ' ubllo tas'e for exhibition* of all tbat Is rare and ' nrlous In the dc julreinents of zoological roiencc. it iu!dbe readily recognised in the crowds that buset le above exhibition; and we scarcely know, in this r.lidnv season, a scene of enjoyment mere rational or ' istructire than the Zoological Iiall, where the best ' df r is prceervsd, 'and the most perfect confidence 1 cured. i Tiik Chisf.dk Mrsr.ru?The long and anxiously J ipected Introduction of a Chin"** Museum? . norgst. the many other natural ourioilites that form , feature in our city enjoyments?was received with lthusiasm on their opening at 631) Broad way. on Mon- , ty evening. We shall not anticipate, by any d? riptlon.tbe Immense variety of ck?rac:ers, civilised : >d otherwise, tbat this collection develops ; but we commend the pnbiio to judge for themselves, and , iy a visit to what we consider an highly Intellectual ul rational scene of amusement, eminently calcu- c ted to illustrate the manners and habit* of tho*e l hrge peculiarities have been more traditional than ' stcrtcal. Maoam Asva Riinor's Cowc rar.?The Tabernar, last tvening, presented a very fashionable assem- ? sge of onr citizens, but by no means as large as we ? iticlpatrd, considering the great attraotion or the l> ecing It was what is termed a good paying house. n e have already given an extended notice of this |: and musical treat?the edmirable arrangement, a lie, and great artietlcal display on the part of the tl fieri nt leading professors, who took part 1 n this de- ?, litful concert; and never, upon any ocoasion, h?* u ihnilch musical banquet been presented to the ad- tl Irrrs ef sorg and melody. The ' Descriptive O rer- n re" was admirably executed by tbe orchestra, and e powtrful llnoil ot melody poun d ti.rth by the vast ray of perform r*. completely electrified the house, ia savatina from "Krnani," was given by Signor r. v.lll with ,.r.?r I .1.1111- 1 ? ? - j mi uiumcai acienoe. id. Uirhop w?k nut introduced in th? recitative, r( Irrnpio ri innre. and the rani'lna ? !* </unndn in tf rio lalamn. which were rendered with tho?e cxijulalte |< iichea of tcral exnlleaoe lor which the I* ao cele- t) ?t*d The auvceedtng part waa the performance of a Brand composition by Bocb'a, ealled'-The Voyage fy if leal.'' Although to come the niusio of the re pece coiictrlrf represented In thla piece may not hare vi d the chatm of csp'lrnting the roul yet to thoae t, 10 are fatolliar with thoae air*, an truthfully and ( kutifnlly performed b? the orrheatra, tinder the a( rert mentof Mr I.odor, there was everything that c, eld excite the meat pleaelng emotiona, and eall to ? mind remembrances of the dearest character The Wl ond part ot the coneert commenced with the thrll- i,? g and beautiful hailed "On the haaka of Otaalal- ,, iter,'' and if ever muato preaented to the mind the id'we of beautiful aoenery.lt waa perfectly eocnm 'bed lart night. In the aeeeteet cadences, thrilling iter and every other feature of excellence In vnntli, by f/siiam Bishop The duett, OA at in, Ss ? ric-lei it with enth'ielaatio cbeera a? ware alan the re n r.* and rrcUa'lv whi.li followed In tine, the rc KmaimaBHBnasaanaBaaMnayaanMrag rub-squint performances Including the grand descriptive t hor> s of the "< unfertile (hold MiDd'," were re cuveil ti lb-j deserved with the unanimous plaidi's of a delighted audience, who separated with the plrt< li-g antic petlon of ou9# mora bearing tba limpid cadenzaa and soul-exciting Intonation* of the t?iuea of Song. Maaiiao ikd MiomnciiiT Cadkau ?Tba attachei of Burton's Theatre, iu Chamber* street, have ouibb-d trgeiber, and presented to tba enterprising oituarer a rp endid testimonial of ilielr re'pect Id tha Shane of a Ntw Year's gift It onnstst* of a naa'sire gold seal, manufactured expressly out of a lump af iba para California toaial Tba design of thia unique cedents reflects great credit upon tba artiat to wboaa oara tie talk waa animated : it represent* a Gothic pyretnl I of pentagonal form, aaob aula iliuatrating a Saakaparaafi cctnr; tbe whole rurmmntad by an eiqui-qlely ona-eJ atatuatta of 'be Immortal b.-ird. Tbestoua i? a blood cornrlian, wbaraon la cut a likeness of tba Swan "f Avon, with a fac umile of bit auto rapb. Tha cailrau wan prevented yesterday, on tba stage, Introduced by a pertinent apeaoh from tba capable ata;e in tourer of tba aetabliehment, Jabn Brougham. K*q , and received and responded to, In a mauner equally appropriate, by tba talented ii/ipr cmnu. Madame Augusta I* creating a great excitement at tba Mobile Theatre. Mile Brlcnti and Mr. Manvers are alio at Mobile. Mr. Murdoch anil Mra. Wilkinson, are playing to ' crowded hi uses in Cincinnati. Biscaceianti has reooverad bar health, and la expected soon to ra-appear in Boston. Police Intelligence. Srw Year't Km?'Jhechiel ot folios, Mr. tfataell, as oa farmer t-cosnons in New Year's Use, mouutcc gnard wilh a atron< lody of il em- st able d.ui iu the departmsui, armed und equipped fir any on ergency and continued so duriun tba whole night, net Without lieiiR o.l.cd into at turn, aa ti e iu.it troubles >tuu portion of the cimu,unity. < r, at lesst, those who art generally forouoic la leading out tliU I'auihumptans, wore mostly out sleigh riding; yet ?tih a numler m those mescal hands ? ere cat, mustering in each trim It U to ltd going ti e rounds iruai ouo oysu-r oellar to SLOther. and at oaol. pi tt till) liquor suflen-d.aa a mutter ofoousa; and yet, withol the liquor diunk, no disturbance was inadr. and the Light |ats?d iff. tin old year expired and the now ouo t >ok its place, amid ihe discharge of a faw guns and pitt Is. Home iiall a Cosen Uutchncn were ariesied bv the politeini-ii for dtaohargirg suns u d i> alol<s and on Mow 1 ear's mornuig the/ were paraded Uloie Justice noliraih. togetl er with a lot ol other pritiucrr. olnrgtd wiih being arm k and dirorlerly. The ujnaar.ipiw c|'iiu?miu ma cuwuiouu i ' t v 1ui a i lqg (ho ikwi by alschsrgirg fnornis in tha rub.io street, ana let them go, as they pleaded ignorance of the law. li e ethers on the charge of Feing drui were let go on (he fact of its boing the first day of the year, aL(l as the msjori'y were evidently o ireiderubly tmuisl ed, bearing black eyes and bloody rosea. This New Year's has leen one of a very quiet aud peaceable nature, much to the credit of the citucLS and the moral tendency of the efficient police. Day after Kttn Yrar't.?The polios enort, on Tuesday mr ruing. waa crowded with prisoners eahibiling a very fair specimen of tharifeota of brandy smashers aud whist ey punches, taken on the celebration of N?w Year's bay. Ihey were all, m ire or less, disfigured, either with a black eye. or a cut Isoe. Some were yd ho stupid from the effects of the liquor, that they ware scarcely able to tell thair ranua. Ihe magistrate, on consideration of Its boing the New Year, aud the promise of the prisoneia that they would keep tuber until next new Year, allowed them lo go. A young man, caliirg bimaell James Cannon, waa thou brought up, on a more set oua charge, mads by a yonng woman aalied liatriut Uocdriob, residing at r o. 4 Trinity p'uso. It appeari that, on New 4'car's night, about eight o'o ock, Cannoo, with several i rowdy young men, oalled at this h use of disrepute k pt by this contrla'Lsnt, and demanded admittance w hen, on being refused, tl.e do?r was broken in halt, ind Cannon forced bis way into the hi use, with several others. They then demanded something to din k. end, ieeauee it was not forthoominv. the prisoner hiiid Ilsrrict by the coos, took hold of bar gild guard chain and tried to creak it from her nook and carry off h r wa'oh, valm d at $H>. He then suaichan her purse, whicn oontained > 4>; Una be tried to drag from her possession; but, Hnding the poi oo, by this timo, were nesr at hand he stsrtos trow, the room, and wss lust makirg bia esas[ie over the hack funce. wheu he waa caught by offlceia Wilson and lioty, of ti.e First ward, and conveyed to the station house. Ihe affidavits weie made agtiosc this young rowdy, for assault and battery, with an attempt to commit a Stanl larceny, w hich, if he is convicted, will consign him to tlio late prison tor two year* and six months. Justice tt'Urath c >ramiuea the accused to the tombs, for trial. I'ha r/e of Stealing u I forte and Sleigh?A man by tho rams of Michael UcAucsny was trrcsted on New Years' night, mi a charge of e'ea'lpg ahorse aud.-Icigh, belonging to charier K. Wil- i 'ton s, residing corner ol Jnhnrnu and lawrence itreets Bmoklyti. j It seems the Imrso and sleigh were standing In Marion street, | when tho accused jumped in and drove off p .esi ly irer It as a , joke, lor a ride: hut as the owr or waa not partial to such jokes, the acoustd was (committed by Justice Osborne, for a further examination on tho chareo of stealing. Charge of Healing a lio'te ami Sleigh?Officer McDonald srrcetcd ciu haturdsy night a black nun by tbe ram' of John Wil li'sis. on a char e of iter ling a horse aud sleigh valued at $271, the wro-erly ol VV-lllam Johnson, baker. No. 2/5 Washington it. It appears fiom the facts alien** bif're the magistrate I that Mr Johnson's team waa standing *t Florohes's ffotol, and while Mr. Johnson was in ihe hotel dolivering sums crsokers, tha B'Kto Jc.mped into the alcigh aud drova off, and bi ing drunk at tho tiins, re drove abent different streets for over two hours, bringing up Onolly in a sower in Roosevelt street, and nearly killing tiis horse; It being ucceiary to cut nil the harness from Ilia jJX't animal, in orcur lo oxiriowU him irum hi* i4-"croui pcrnrmn. I Justice MoCia.h committed the black man ona charge ofsieallng! Court or General Sessions Jan. 2.?The Court of Session* waa organized fciterdejr. before liecoider Tailmadge and Aldermen Franklin and Dodge. His Honor announced that in consequence of the festivities of the day, the Court would adjourn over until this (Tuesday) morning. The Court was acoordingljr adjourned. Recorder Tallmadge was locking extremely well, and seemed quite at homo agajn In his old quarters. Several boys k.lni,.lri,tnlll. Il.,< llnn.1. 1?.U.U . ?" ..?>* buu i'uuju iiiBwituuuii were present on the occasion. Court of Uencrai Sessions* Before Recorder Tollmadge and Aldermen Crolius and i Dodge. John McKeor, Esq , District Attorney. Jam. 2.?The eourt opened st 11 o'olook, A. M , and ' the following la the state of th? fcalinuar:?7orgery, ! second degree, 2^ roh^Vry, first degree, 2; burglary, B; i grand l?rcec?, la; obtaining goods under false pretences., iij misdemeanor, 3; indicted, 21: bastardy, 2. Total, 6U. | J-'o>feittd Rtrognizaneti.?Henry Sullivan and Mltehell Miller, Indicted on a charge of grand larceny, not having appeared, their recognizance* wen forfeited. Jui art /"lined ?Over fifty jurors who had been summoned. and not having appeared, were fined each in the sum of $26. (irard Im/ue:l?Tbn names cf the grand jurors who had been summoned were called over, but a quorum not being present, the jury were Uisoharged natll Wedday, at the opening of the oeurt. lAirctny ? Sarah Peterson and Hugh MoKerly were put forward on trial, oharged with stealing 350 In batik notes, the prcpetty of John Dunn. J. Di ns, the proseoutor, testified that he lost his money, which he had reason to believe was taken by the prisoners. He could not swear to Its Identity. The prisoners were therefore aoquitted. Illegal I'oiing.? William Thomas, an Englishman, who Lad come over from Canada, and voted Illegally at the last election, was put forward ou trial, charged with a violation of the law for prohibiting fraudulent voting at elections. Jonk Kielp, a tesldent of Brooklyn, testified that on tho oeca.'icn of the last election the prisoner voted in 1 the first dirtiiot, first ward In this city, and represented himself as a resident who was living at No 52 Cedar street. Witness, in his cross examination, testifl-d that he had nothing In the shape or reward from the city government to expect, in the event of procuring the convietlon of prt?onir David (jrm.v. a police ulU.xe cf the first ward, testified that be saw prisoner go to tne bar end an ok. end ei.tifiquenlly arrested him on the charge of illegal voting. Counsel for defence contended that th? indictment charged the prisoner vith having''voted for the candidates,'' cot specifying any p?rtiou!ar candidates; and it must therefore he evident that the tndlotment , war not trained In a strictly legal form; upon wbioh ground the prisoner was entitled ts acquittal. iuv ^iupidi?u? i/tovim * akiui urj reiiiieu, idu con- ' j tended It a', a fraud should not be allowed to escape tbe proper penalty upon a mere technical formality. Tbe Court cbntged that the offence was on* of high 1 criminality,and ebuuld be punished, Inasmuch a it occupied tbe attention of both Legislature and Con- ' gress; and the fraudulent abu-en 1 n connection with the eteroiGe of ro high a prlvll-ge as that of voting ' should be cheeked, and examples should be made. If > tbe prisoner had been indicted in a different form the penalty would be two years in the States Prison; hut, j under the present one, thty would rentenos the prisoner to fix mouths in the residentiary.' 1 1 l'meu.am-1 was drunk, your honor; I am an Kng- i liehn.au. and came lure from Csnsda. My hand is toie; and I want to go back. Court? Alter you serve ont your time, you can go j back; and the sooner you go hack, tbe better. Laicrny.-John liaulon and Kttty llanlon were put upon trial, ohargtd with stealing $'dLUH; the property r il an emigrant lately arrived in this country. i'aTnn k Ahi:ui? testified that be arrived here on IGlh .November lust in oompany with prisoners ; aid on tte 14th November lart, tnet them at No, 1) Mott itrret; tl.ey look some drtuk together, and the prt>ou>r Kitty, put her arms around his neck (laughter) in J legan :o kiss him. (Immoderate laughter). This vas in ihe presence of John, the prisoner, who Is her lusbnnd (Renewed laughter, in which both prisoners irartiiy jotved) He had taken a drop that day, and he prisoner, Kilty, kept embracing him for ten or Iftes ii minuies Belleves that It was In consequence el >f tuts that he lost his money, which be missed some line after. In Ms cross-examination witness stated ie gave money to Patrick Joyce, the landlord, hnt P1 lould not tell bow much. 1'stkii a Jotck teetiOed he got five sovereigns and wo duller* from ptosecutor. but returned it. Dsnii.i. Hasi.os. a brother of John, testified on part >f th? deft nee. that he saw his brother take four soveeWns out of his own trunk, being the sum oharged *1 * found on prisoners No evidence to convict the I irisoners being produced, both ware^ acquitted. I /iVifju* ami hint! ? J nics Kelly and I'homas Ryan ' rere both found guilty of assaulting James Conuery, nd causing a riot at his store, at James' Slip, on 7th (ovember last, rri-oners it appeared, on the testljoi.y of proseoutor. first entered his store, drank his qnor. then a?raulted him when asked to pay for It; th nd subsequently brought about 100 persons about m he rtori'. vhn IitaIa hi> wlndnwd tnil Khuttupafl trt lire* _S fane* of glass. Both prisoner* were found uilty, Hud sentenced to Ms month* confinement In wl le Ivoi'entlary. The Court adjourned to thl* (Wedesday) forenoon, 11 o'clock. | ^ Common Council. ) SoAito or Amistsnt AioniMav. ?January 2?Thl* oird met last evening. the President In the chnlr. Ilarltnt Hailrood Company A communication *U * icelved from the above company, prajlog the board wi > adrpt inch mea?nre* a? will prevent the Harlem th ailicnd Company from obstructing the passage on te sidewalks near the Ran house Laid on the table. > Several petition* were received and appropriately tjrred. Poptu frrm ihr Ifoard ?Report* in favor of tmproeg JtVth street, between 21 and 8d avenue*; concur. ' din. In favor of raising the salary of M. Q. Hart, I* r k in the Street Commissioner * offloe to $7ft0; " (opted. Several paper* from th* board were oon- "u irred In. rfT Iteeolntlon that the ncrthwest corner of th* elde- wy ilk of Canal and ( entre streets be rounded and let ick to allow carriage* to pas* between the curb (tone id railroad track, immediately; adopted. The Board adjourned Superior Court. Jr.* 2 ?An antlon of replevin we* tried before Jndgn ! DOford. to try title to 74 barrel* r f clover seed, and Mn rultid In a Terdict for the plalr.tllf. The case was of > lott rttl e tcept tfcoee connero-d. i TfcLEGftAPJHC I\TlJJ,lGK.\CEe " TEUKTI Ki ll Coi(iUKS9. 8ECO.NO SE-SIU.I. Ill Senate. WiiHinaTM, Jen. X, lMfl. At 12 o'clock the Vice President called ta? Senate to order?the Rev. Mr. (iurley offered up prayer?the journal of Frlley wa* read airl adopted, when butiaeee ecmnxtcced with the presentation of memorials and petitions, which were referred to the appropriate committec*. mr. badokb, or nortm ciloi.1111. i Mr. Berrien, of Oeor?l*. presented the oredentitls of Mr Badger, the present Senator from North Care- / liua, who has been re-elected from that State to sarva fur the term of six years from the 4th of March next. BfccirRouiTi or tribe with roranin countries. Mr. IWluwin, of Connecticut, mired to rescind the resolution passed at the beginning of the session, exiling upon the President for a list of all treaties of re* eiprocal trade with foreign governments, which was carrUd. He then offered the same resolution, In n modified form, whioh lie* orer. it lnstruota the Seleek Committee to inquire into the esp?dienoy of repenlins the net coLfi rriug on the President the power, by proclamation, to establish reciprocal trade with foreign A governments in eertain eases. J Panama BAii.soan. n Mr. Jeffebson Dan?, of Mississippi, from the Commlttee on Military Affairs, In pursuanos of instrne- !j tlons, reported a contraot made between the honse of H Howland & Aspinwail and the Nee Oranadagovern- j ment, for a railr, ad aoross the Isthmus of Panama, whioh was ordered to be printed. BILLS BKroKTED. Various notioss of bills were then given, and Severn were reported; when, after the transaction of seme f ther unimportant buclness, the Senate prooeeded to ake up the bill for the BELIEF or JOHN P. BALDWIN. On whioh a lengthy discussion ensued. BOARD FOB THE SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS. A resolution was offered by Mr J. W. Bbadbubt, of Maine, In favor of the appointment of a seleot committee, to make inquiry Into the expedienoy of or- , i I anising a special board of commissioners to settlo claims sgainst|the United State government. The reso* lutlon, after a brief consideration, was agreed to. The Senate, alter transacting some unimportant J business, adjourned. s House of Re present at Ires. ! The Iloufc arsembled at the usual hour, and was 1 sailed to order by Speaker VVinthrop. After prayer and the reading of the journal, the day's business commenced with the resolutions in favor of PBINTINU KErOBTS AND JOl'RNAI.S RBIPECTINQ Jj CALIFORNIA. I Mr. Conof.r, of New York, and Mr. Hknlt, of Indl- i 1 ana. reported resolutions from the Printing Commi'.tsa A for binding the reports of I.ieuts. F.mory, Abert, Cook I Johnson, and Fremont, and in favor of printing 20,000 * additional copies of Fromont's journal, which warn 1 adopted. DEFICIENCIES IN APPROPRIATIONS. Was ii i no ton, Jan. 1810. On motion of Mr. Vinton, of Ohio, the House took up the bill for supplying deficiencies in the last fisoal year's general appropriation bills, whioh were comlidercd, and several amendments offered to the same. Among others was one allowing the Serjeant-at-arms a olerk at $4 p?r day, which was advocated by Mr, Vinton and Mr. Smith, of Indiana. ' Mr. Hoot, of Ohio, moved a proviso, limiting the Sergeant at-arm? to one assistant. ' Qn this the yeas and nays were Remanded, and r?- ' suited in the affirmative, by yeas, 80 ; nays, 82. As amended, the bill was then read a third time and passed. The book item was not taken by yeas and * i, nays. J BINDING OF 1IO0KS. I m. vr?T 1 ?j ..... uiiiaoi, ui iTiacjriaiiu, moTea to reoonsiaer the resolution pasted this morning, respecting the bind- ^ log of books, kc, which was dlseussed at some length. The motion to reconsider was finally laid on the table. ' pension bills. t | Mr. Vinton, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the nary bill; also the nary pension ( and rerolntlonary pension bills, which were referred ! to the Committee of the Whole. j CONTESTED ELECTION. j 1 Mr. Thompson, of Indiana, from the Committee on Elections, reported in faror of Mr. Slbloy, of Wise on- jj sin, holding his seat, which was ordered to be printed /l and laid on the table. j Mr. Botdeit, of North Carolina, said he would ravke a minority report to-morrow. j1 board roa seTTLiiea r n i r a t r. claims. 4 1 On motion of Mr. Rockwell, the House went Into ' Committee of the Whole, Mr. Burt, of South Carolina, in the chair, and took up the bill establishing a Boa-d of Commissioners to settle prirate claims against tha gorernment. The House then adjourned. Ilcw York Legislature. Albant, January 31, 849. SKNATE. j texan ciaim* to new mexico. Mr. Wilkin* offered resolutions remonstrating j against the claims of Teias to the Territory of New Mexico, and insisting npon New Moxtoo being pro- J tected against slavery, and Instructing the Heprusea- 1 tetivea of this State in Congress to vote for securing . governments for the Territory, and Insisting on the ; prohibition of slavery in the Territory between the 1 Nncces and Rio Grande, as the common property of ^ tto Union. Tbat it should be pro eoted against tho ?* unfounded claims of Texas as part of that State, and tho extension of slavery over it be prohibited. Tho resolutions aim re-endorso tha movement of Mr. Oott in Congress, .prohibiting the slave trado la < the District of Columbia. 'iS Messrs. Wilson, Fuller, and others, urged aotlea on the recolutions. fj meters. Ucih, Horn, and Time opposed the reao- I! lution*. They were Anally made the special order of the day Cor to- morrow. ASSEMBLY. / In the Assembly so mach of the Onrernor's Message is related to the subject of slavery extension, lie , was referred to a Seleot Committee. state rniSON 1.ap0r. . 1 * r, Mr. CaiirnELL Rare notice of a bill he Intended to ntrcduce, prohibiting the manufacture of ont atone it the Sing Sing State Triton. Whig Legislative Caucns, '.I Ai bast, Jan. 2,1849. I At the whig oauens, last evening, the following perons were selected for officers of the Assembly:? Amos K. lladley-Speaker. Philander B. Trlndle?Cleric. ' i K S. Blanchard, of Wyoming?Sergeant-at- Arms. I llohert Grant. of Dutchess?Door Keeper. Thomas Oehorn, of Madison?Assistant. Samuel Mercein, of L'lster?Assistant. [The probability is, from the large whig majority la * lie Aasembly, that the above named gentlemen were leeted, altheugh cur telegraphic despatches of tbe )l roceedings of the Legislature yestcrdey do not ap- J rise ne of the tact.} J Ohio legislature. , J Columhus, Jan. 1,1849. j A spirited debate was had upon ths contested Beats, x'fl ithent any Anal result. Mr. Pi-aii defended the elaim of himself and Mr. \ ' inrce, on the demooratie side; and Mr. Spencer fa- ,1 red the right of himself and Mr. Rnnyan. Columbus. Jan. 2,1819. The Honse resumed, and eoncludsd the debate of *| . i?.o?ivur umj. a o?u 01 iao nouse snowed seventy embers present. Mr. TownitrcD (free soiler) mored en adjournment, itch wee lost. >] The first resolution, declaring Messrs. Pugh end area entitled to seets, wee pat to the rote, end lost? * . es 25. nays 26. The question wes next taken npon the resolution u ring seats to Messrs. Spencer end Knnyan, which | is negatived?22 to 28 -three free sollers voting with I e majority. I Adjourne-l. I I'tnnsylranls I^enlelwtwm. I HASSisevao, Jen t, 1849. J The Pennsylvania Legislature met at liarrlsburg, "j stirdny, and adjourned without transacting any U slness of importance. In the lionse, several In- 1 cctual attempts were made to elsot a Speaker, after '1 lich the matter was postponed uutll the following Jjj| MNHHM III Mnsaerhuaettw. | V?l Bums, .January 2 1S11 rl Special elections were held yesterday, In ssrsral if JJ e ( ongres lor.a! ikitiltl of tt. <U ?, . I " nclcsts sting in (.'Ds'i'isnoe of th? : ii'u i >i ten Mfl

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