Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 15, 1849, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 15, 1849 Page 1
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TH NO. 5369. IMPORTANT FROM CALIFORNIA. OFFICIAL DESPATCHES FROM COMMODORE JOSIBS. die* die. Ac. BY TBI.1UKAPH. WtlHMOTON, Fob. 14, 1810 The ronton of to day publishes on oAetal di?aatit from Commodore Jones, (omaiiidn of the Ualtel States squadron In the Paolflo, addressed to the So 1t*toryof the Nary, and dated December 211. Itetatee that the cold weather which wae then prevailing in Califcrnia prevented the operation* of mo*t of the gold ateker* Dertrtl'ns among soldier* were beoomlag let* frequent. Indeaorlbable qaantities of gold were dally being discovered and collected. A party of six person* bad dieeovered and obtained ' $80 000 worth of pure g ild in two day*. Cotnmoiore Jont* was morn thoroughly satlrflxd than ever of the vest extent and inexhaustible oharaeter of the gold region*. He confirm* the account* previously received re* pecting the terrible state of society which wu exist 1 ng it was growing worse and worse. Murders and robberies were of dally occurrence. There bad been fifteen murder* committed within the space of three weeks. Persons and preperty were believtd to be wholly ineeoure. The perpetrator* of the mnrders aod robberies were generally emigrant*, and foldiers who had deserted from the service of the United States. Commodore Jones says, that to afford an effeotn*! gnsrd to the vessels sailing from California with gold will require the whole American navy. The St. Mary'* arrived io 248 day* from Norfolk. Lieut Ltoman, of tbe American navy, reaohed Washington yesterday, bearing despatches from the Pacific commander. He etaUs that there were 500 persons, including Oen. Smith, awaitiog the steamer at Panama, for pavaga to ^California. The steamer Cat fornla arrived at Panama, after a passage of 67 day*, from New York. Coinmo. dore Jones strongly urges the government to afford immediate territorial protection. BY THE MAIL. TbeOflltlal Documents irons Com. Jones* leri ui the Washington Union, Keb. 14 J "We are indebted to the Secretary of the Navy for the following very interesting letters ; ust r*o?iveu from Com. odors Jones They were forwarded from Vlazatlan by our vonsul, Mr. Parrot, thence across laud to "V>ra Ctuz, aod transmitted to Peneacola, thence by mail to Wa*Xiiogton: ? [No 44.J Koao Srnr Ohio, 8aw Fbavcuco, ) December 22, 1848. 1 Sir:?My letters from Noe 3d to 4J luoiusive, derpttcbed (Tom Monterey by Lieut. La ana n. and from this place by the Lexlngtoo, will fully luform you of tbe operations of the equadron since our departure Itorn me uu'l ol (Jahloruia [sottiing ma'erial has occurred since my U-t Ua'e. Desertions are iea?frequent, the Ohio baaing loat but one man since h-r arrival here. and 1 think tbe dirpoeltion to desert la not eo general, but that may be owiog to the inula mency of thn eearon, which, (or a while, must suspend the digging and waabing tor gold except breucb persona aa are nio-t amply supplied with g od hon eg and all tbr necessaries of life requUlte (or a winter's campaign in a rigid olimate affording nothing for the u*e ot man but gold Incredible quantities of gold are yet daily colUoted; a id scarcely a week elapse* with out acme new dteeorery of the precious metal more Startling than any previous oae. It ia said that a small party of tive or sis persona, a few days past, struck upon a pocket, aa tbey term certain d-pieitea, from which, In two days, they obtaiued: S3J.OOO of pure gold 1 have been living on shore at San Franc'tco now twowtek*. and bate bad ample opportunity f?r examining the eubjeot. ?od Ian more than e'er g ttisdei thai ih? rfiannaul of le ffnlil raifiuna in f.n?a turslt irv of California nth* best, if not the only practicable dispoeltloD that oan be made of them In the pre rent dlslOrgakiitd tta'.e of society out here. ? ? The worst foreboding* of evil consequent upon the want of certain and energetic adm nistratlon of jartioe in tbls territory are almoet daily realiard. Witn n tbe last three weeke we have certain aeeounte of fifteen murders. In one instance an entire household of ten persons?a respectable ranohero, hie wife two cht dren and six servants. The man, whore noma war R<ed, bad been v^y *uoc**efal in tbe digging* during the euaimrr. end had returned to hie home, near Santa Barbara, with a large amount of gold Ilia house war iuiprued by an Hrneil parly and the whole family, a* above itated, were barbarously murdered, and th-r boo re rifled of Its golden treasure, the perpetrators of this hi rrid deed are still at large; of the other See eases four are highway rohberire committed en persons re turning w.tn goidtronths mines. In a word, I may nay with truth, time b itli persons and property are insecure in Upp*r California at this time; and I am sorry to add ibai, in all cases of outrage and vlulenoe, as yet discovered. emigrants from tbe Unit-d States. disbanded volunteers, runaway sailors, and deserter* fr >m the lib) end n??y. are b ileved to be the perpetrators. Tbe mutinies, attended with murder, to which I allath d in my letter No 43 hare been fully confirmed, end?not without goo J reason - has caused much uneasiness to shippers of golf from this coast. Te guard saeh and every vessel sailing bene* with large so (us id gmd duet, would require every ship of tbe navy. Tbe best that I oan do is to keep the vessels Of this iqntdron at **a as much a* possible, plying bstvein ihe ports mc*t fr-q rented by our mercantile marine. Enclosed Is a out y of a oiroular \N >. fli which I fouou it necessary to issue and make publls, in lh* hope tbat it may have some tendency to pre Vent repetition ef such acts a* have recently oec irred on board the English schooner Amil.co and tn? Jhilhan berk Advima A n cental rival from Callao report that the Adelina bad been taken lute that port and thy mutineers, eight in nuenbtr. promptly executed. 1 bad receiveu ar-quest from tbe govrruor of Valparaiso, through Mr Moorhead, our crosul at tbat port, to arrest aod safe keep the Adeline should I bs fortunate enough to fall in with heron tbe Mextoao Tast.. where it was supposed the mutineers might veae her. 1 base the honor to be, yonr obedient servant, THfH APC J ONE 4. Commander-la ohief U. S N?tl K iraad, Paclfto Ooeaa. Tfee Hon. John Y. Mmo? Secretary of too Navy. P.M. 8 uo?t tne above latter *t< written, wa biva areoant* nt more inardar* - oneia tba toirn of Sonoma, and another in the vicinity. L December 26,1848. Cucuut-No 6. San Kaanliico, D"*ember 18. 1848. 8i?In oonttqueuce ot tbe latv outln?a< and mard.root pior.rr-neye on hoard tba 'tulleo bark Adelina and tba Knylith rchoonvr Ainiila, InureaaaJ viyilan'a (enquired m guard thr live* and proptrty of all lawlully avl((HlitiK 1 he h'gh tee* \ ou ?li 11 en-fore. fc?ncetorth, in -making pa*?a*?? from port to port, *oruuoir,o oloeely tne appearance no niencc'itllUK ot all vevele you tall In With at aea, * rid rn u a }?u have reatouvbie douol* of tbeir coarea'er you wnl board <beui tor tna pur,.ore of a'oertalnlnf ' eb *ii*plnlou* ves?eln rentlu in pooairlnn Ot toe pereoo wbo cleared them from the Ia*t po t SOou rt you rind, ou boarding any v-*eal, tbat any act ot mutiny i r < to r unlawful Vi.de no* k>i been oo nlolttrd to the prejudice ot tba rightful o<*nar<, you Will r> pair the lejuty iti tbe beet w?y you can. by ra( oru K order ou board, and by tatlor out nut rr.urteivr or mutiafer (bat the mailer or u*a?r ou b >ard tueh vre ?i limy riquaet you to lake oo brard. Soou d It hei.eieerary to reu* any tueb v-rrel into port, if Other ihvu on" ?*l luy Under tn dt( of tie H illed Sl.lv the luuet be lent to iba port tr on ?#? (? eha la t I lied if ?i?' of Cape Horn ?l'h a l-'.tar to iba yovt. ,oteu' or oo ,tul ot tb- tie ion ?hn?< (l?r ?he may e-ar India diiai* and .Vneriuaa* tent in under lull i.ld?r wnl be tant. tbir lo pot'. In ditcbmye-fct tbe fnr-gnirg h'nta'y Important an! delicate dutiev. DimJera'lou mod area". olrouin<p*atii)a te tirirtl) etj?>n>*d on yon , >ud whenever it I* oe> rettery to h erd a vettel eepeit.lly when under a finelyn 11 i<. you Will do *o wun trie leavt practinabli Oelay or Modrauo* taking care to n ike koowu to tba Lanier tile true abb only oeje jt of your viell. Keipaclluliy, p jur obrdleat tervanc, TWOS AP i; jovF.s, CcmmandtrUn obUf U. S. Naval Korea*, PaolUo Ooaaa. To , fee., fed. True copy- te?l: W. VI .fitlUlKT, Secretary to tba Ccnmanilar-lo chief, JJ S Naval t'eraet, I'aoIOo Ojean. rv? i'. i ??n k'eiNi'iaco. (UoDar California 1 , lie jeuib r Ui, INI* Km:?Toe loaf looked for St. vtary'*, Coinotud*r Croale ho-ui jrrt u* (1 in* at tin* pi* e no to* rdtn iatwo huuUr.od.aii'l forty titc day* l'r?m Norfolk, Viral ate. * ? ll I n?o rentier a*/ eerrlne to my country at tbti ||i> *, an<l arpcoimly to I1'" inbitMup-tn of Ualif irnte, it kill be by r?ui*tuio< on thio o?a*t tor a will* ; at treat id til * < an rrertve from Weehnnt >a roai* iatcn ?tma it abet t 'Dfrru abil the MieniaMrn doa-. or ay ip'ertiljr on, tovari.'a orgainiicg a teriwonal goinDtnatit ortr ( aliforala, l >ba I make tbti titan > my bead jwtrter* un'-ll the ftora of tbe Ohio, V * r, I rabid. and Nnuthauipt-m ri n> re ? ca ttiej at* now On wblst.i wi'l be eb >ut tu* olcdUOf Kabruery wh-n, after a f*? day*' delation ?r Im^IIbk a (Mural court-martial, .and for link in ; ? airTrenatci a. b.e .con* queat on lb? Dae* d*p?r nih'a. *a bar ratnrn (no China. Dila on a fUD to the iiit?lch filanc". at- M i?t no, ttcutliaiipei'i eoth p.m.i i" ?' , lor U"i I' pi ra-i n\ly nrrii-xt I, . t.t-l-ia I i. i 1'ir. . .hi t,.l til-nn(i ji t .'-.I |V ti -1 :^t . * ativ % u ti--awt?iy | UUint\ u?y*i ?? a. E NE' MORNIE turn '>!hui)?,(.h ??i have set for the first of Maroh) trr .quad ion. ?iil be >||i1d dli|i?rMil, to oraian wbers tblj un bt noil KMioriM* la protection and tcci rl'j to oar countrymen and their property A? 1 have already said, if I can do tbo State any goodservtee out bere,tt will be by remaining at this p< int. at least as long a* above Intimated; not that I take any part in the elvll administration ot affeira on lend- ibet i h?v? nothing to do with?although I am < of'm ooofolted, as wail by the military and clrll , offoers in authority, a* by ear countrymen, resident cit tens, as also by commercial gentlemen visiting the ' fort; and elthousb I am but ill qualified togive advice uprn many qaestiona of law aud usage whiob daily sure, tbere are maay of the old inhabitant*, a* well as 01 'be reeett immigrants to i oliforoto. who believe, or at leest prefers 10 believe, that my presence on bore will add strength and Influeoce to the law and order abiding portion of the community 1 have <be honor to be, Your obodient servant, THOU AS AP O. JONES, Commander-in-chial U. S Naval Koroes. PaoiAo Ooean. The Hon John V. M*?oi?. Secretary of the N?ry. Lieut Lisnun, of the United States nary, Arrival la't evening Id Wa-biogton la tbe euuttiera steamer, a* brarer it derpatobe* from tb? commander of the PaciAo rquadion. At PaIia on the 12th J aouary Alt., he took passage in tbe ninil steamer California. nod Arrived At Panama on the ]7ih On tbe 2tttb, tbe Oalifomta eas to tell fur Sad Kraneifeo. We learn from Lieut Lanraan tbet there weie About Ave hundred perrons. Including (fen. Suiltb end other officers va tIng At 1'anan a for a peerage up the ooas: Lieut. L. is confident In the ooinion rbat tbey were all accommodated with a parsege la the steamer. The \m-rlcan ehlp Philadelphia, and an English vessel, dtscb r,?il ooal At Psnsns There bad not been m loh sickness or mortality ou the Isthmus. Tbe Calif >rola (out of tbe Aspiowall line of steamer') reached Panama after tbe extraordinary passage of Afty-seven days from Ntw York, and la altogether a splendid sea lestrer. YYe are irdebted to an official souroe for a copy of tbe Star and Califomian, printed at San Franoisco, December 23 received yesterday in Washington Ar ong other artioles, It contains the proceedings of " Tbe rising of tbe people - Progress of tbe osuse -and meeting in San Jure '' for argaaizing a provisional government; alro, tbe account of an enthusiastic provisional government meeting." held at 3-m Francisco en tbe 21st December. Aud yet Congress still slumber* over tb* " insecure couditioo,'' th? ' sasi' cbicul pisUinn." the representations received of -'the impunity with which outrage and violence aru committed" in Caliioroia ! [We shall publish thete pr > etediLgs tu aoris* } San Kaancisce, December 25, 184S. Tbe flag ship Oblo sails In themornlog for vlctatlan, end dispatches sn overland mall to the United States, via the city of Msxlso. by which route this will reach you 1 wrote to you but a few weeks ego. by Mr. SivTsns. United States Navy, per the Lexington. Since theD, I have been up to the gold diggings, and returned yesterday. Gold la still lound in the greatest abuude t oe In the original spots discovered and new d gg<>gs are being found every day,eod in every direetiou Irnui tbe American Fork. A few days h. fur* I left Sutter's Kelt a new bar in the river bad beooma dry by tbe i xtreme low stage of tbe water, and the daily procesds if each man'e Isbor on this bsr (sloos its discovery.) has been seven hundred dollars. There Is no nustase about it. although it may seem incredible that so laige an ami not can be dug by one man per di-m I visited tbe Sactctnento, in company with Captain John'on of tbe navv. for the purpose if exploringthe wbole et tbe gold region ; but before we could oolUo our br rses, and get ready for tbe mountains, the sn >w ovarii ok us, and * were obliged to abandon the trip When we lett Sutter's tort, three days ago, the enow wee about Ave Inches deep, and the weather freezlogly cold- tliicn so unusual in this country, tbat it never nav known before by the oldest inhabitant. Although I hsve returned irnm the expedition to tbe gold mines, I shell etert again soon, with a large amount of goods, ecd go to trading in right down earnest.?Cor. of the Hone Jvuttiol Novements for California. Annexed is h list of pasaengers by the ship Surah hi d Eliza, Capt. Bass, sailed 14tn last, for San Francisco. ' ! 1 rands C ltasMl, James C. Hackett, William Nlblo, Edwin F Poet. S W. Moore. E Floyd Jones. Robert Jones. Daniel V. Jonee. F. A. Gilford and lady, J 8. Hutchinson. J B Atkin-on, William Jenkins. J D. Guldina, Charles Vail, Jobn D Blakelv, Osorgs Talbot. William Bishop. Henry Webb, William Travis, Benjamin 1' Hanford. Dr. J E Morris, Al.red Chichester. Isaac Hone, Lewie F Harris. Mo??g W Per soaett Slgmnnd Simon, J. Bishop. H C Brown. Howley Y. Luddmgton, John C Luddmgton, Charles Ludding 1 ton. Charles Loekwood. O W. Udell, Mr Kills, Richard Finney. Mr. Hieks, T. P. Clonk, Perry Miner, P. Saxton ? Total, 40. Tne following passengers sailed in the brig Fatah, Cspt Higgins, for Chagres:? Messrs. r elbnra. Halton, B B Bllren, M O. Prceten. B. Ealeeton. I Lawyer, MoCowan. E. Miller, R R Kinney. A G. L. Tompkins, Johnsen. T. 8 Manly, W. B Brown. Hnnt, P. Hunt, A. Anrand S M Miller, G Howell Toner, Cba?e, T A Wilson and eon, chaae, V Reudry J H. Gibsen, T. H. Smith, A. G. Grant, C Gisssford. Capt Johnson. 8. Smith, Rnseell. O. F. I Sexton, J J. Underbill, J. W. Myrlok, W F. Capron, J Gallup. L. Baebfoid. C. A. Young. J. McKlnney, A. I Tajlor. Wip.t nbit, F. Sprinstead. 8. M. Gillespie, J. Frs nch. J. Coles, G Blair. P. Stroter. C. Nichols, T Brown. J. A. Wright, L B Vanderbnrr. A. Gann, L. I Gannett, R. Jsknson, A R. Davis. Total, 66. i Annexed is a list of passengers in the schooner U rn. B. Travt-, Failed on the 13th inst. for CaliloruiH, vm Galveston :? J. 8 Like, Miss E. O Wilson,Hy Orldle. Also the f< Hewing members of the Carson Association, bound for California, via Galveston George W. Gray, G. H. N'eih, C. Baekster, Jr . J. M. Osborn, Adams. W. M.Bevins, N H Bastld, W. T. Anderson, J. Carroll, A Huyler. H Wend,G Ackley, T R and H Reeves, W H Larktn. J K Newell. J Haroer. W. H Smith. , W.'C Gilbert. J Hltcbenck. Jr , J II. Downing B. H. Howell. Wm 8 Froat, J. F.Naah.J WalHa. J. i Boyd, 1 H l?rrli. r and A 8 Rlkar. J Minar. J H Hlnok- ( lay, W K. Bokm. J. Rrrratt. A Tnrnar, C. Clement a, 1 H M Hlggln.C. n. Davldeon, O. L. Lincoln A 8. | Taylor. G Keneett, J L Baanatt, D. Bnrkhaltar, A. , G 8o?l*. J M Fo??*. J. A Hal!, C. F Caaflald. W. Eulef, H. H. Clark, IV. L.Sumner, J. R Piatt. Total 63. MASS ACHl'SKTTS. The bark Velaec<>, Ga|>t. Spencer, cleared at Boston on the 10th met, lor San Francieco, with the following |<a??eneeru :? The Nat rageneett Trading and Mining Company, eonelettcg or Wm Roberta, of south Sotiuate. R. I , Pieeident i Henry Cleveland cf Pawtuekat, R. I , Viae Preelcept; F. W. Buckiln of do, Treasurer; Wm. Lunra < f do . Secretary ; Uilea Spencer, of East Greenwich, Captain ; Tboa W Sayoa. ot I'rorldanee, lat male ; Dare Nickrrroo, of Pawtuokat, 24 mat# ; C J. Riebaidi<ti C. G. Co ke, Dan I A. J*nk*, Wm H. J-bnrt< n laa Smith. John D Young, Allen Reynold*, Eb? nr. baker Ftetman Winn,Spencer B. Mowry, John lrapi<nun. F.ira baker, Orrln Baker. Thomas MoCeimiek Nath I. Baxter. Hiram Carter, Lemard B. Hi art John llortcn. Geo Hooiea. Davie Perry. Hiram L. I'etry. Wm. P Bonney. Tboa Stnndera. Silas O. Pieree Harvey Bowen. Sam'l Graham Henry B Clubman, Win II Cbace. Ahr'm. Sear*, and Wm. Ha hsway. of Paw tucket; John Read, Levi A. Max-y, Olta dlah Arnold, Jamea D. Page. Leaader P Burt Paul D-x'er. Ahiabam Hetcber, Nelaon Cbaae Jenathau Lambert. Jelrmtah A Reynolds, Aea A. Andrew*, L La* (J. Bat del'. Fte d'k E Kleb Jno. Atkinson Wm L. shepard. Alfred vteeeenger. Kltsba Brown, Hy. G. William*, ai-d George W. Murray, of Provldenoe; Shirley A Klebren.of Va ley Kalla; Nath'l. Sheparlaon, of H>'|.klnton, K I.; Wm If. Allea Horace Auatin, Sam i N. I eotard. J'hn'Vf. Burgee*, Tboa. R*ad. Ja*. MeC arty.ot Central Kalla; Robert Taft of East Green nleb ; tno W. Saylea. Lawla Kale* Krancl* Kett. Willlsn. Ke'lj. of Blaoketor.n ; Ja* G Cady cf G oucester, R I ; Neleon B .look*, of Smithfleld; Luther W Ki tar Uinti Perrln jr . of Tnompenn. Conn ; Allen Taylor, of OlneyVliI* ; l.aban C Wad* wia*or A Mtwry.Hy M Arnold, of Woon*ooket, San 1 ford T Caj.rcn Lneloe Noore* *>' Lonedaie ; L*oa*rd Walker, of Se?k> nk ; W'm. P Par-one,?f Fairfax, Vt.: Franel* V.. Pierce, of Rehnbelh ; lierj. Smith, of Johaeton; Herl'irt A. Ik*. I hile'opbrr E Sklnn*r. f Attle bcrcDgh ; Welcome Whipple, of Cumber and In the* brig Emily Bourne, Irom New B-dford (or Sim Frdiitiaco, in addition to thoae before published i? N ??ei? George M S'ockbrldg*. Jonathan D. Howlard. of New Bedford, (In place of Sam'l 0 Jone*. and A Lincoln. ? bo returned ) AI*o J hn Rei-den. Daoai* Buckley. of New BrSford ; Jas Barnaby, r,f Tauaton. (before Ircrrrectly printed Jothua Beaton.) Jaa. Don^y. ni'U .i?bcp DaiDtnj'. The rrhr John Altyne, Capt lirnwnell, eh-nred nt NVw Ridlitd on the 12th .nst , lor San Franrtrco She taken out the meiiners of the John All) lie Mining and Tmdin? Company, vn :? h'tcrr Allen Broe u*-11, F*li hneen. Captain; Benjalain K. Bourre, Thome* w Hwift. Iraaa F Terry. Infer W, Ira BuBlogton, l/neo Mmre. Fredeilrk ra?o (lroi|' 11*11, Bei huel H. Baker, Jamei I) Parker, lleiry A R eki-U'S, l.eaeit Walt I'hlliy 8 Maybew David Bra)'or) jr David (lowland ai d , cf N?w Bedford ; N?'bnn>el T Gilford. Charlaa B. Hay Cad W'.etpnit; John N Moroe, S?mnl Diri R?haboth ; i fcrletnpber White Tiverton ; Fred rlok F. Nye. Fa'nrub ; William Bruce, B or to a ; William D Allen, Ptcarrelt ?Total 20 LtrT or Offices a of the U 9. Matt. SrEAimtiip Panama.?David Li Potter, Lieut. U. S N , cumrneniMi g; T.l F.vrrnt, Hrrtrfflner; C J M. MaokllTetnc, porref; It Urt JVoma turneoa; Danlal Murphy, eln> ! Uf m?er; Sam nel Da*1* let areletant do ; Oeo l.rnrte. do. do ; Th' mil Wlnrhop 2d do ; Taylor. fd do.; T. A. Van Burin, 2d officer; John S. Gxlawal1, Id do.; t^wrn Jcner. carpenter. On the ni kht of tha 30th nit., a oonpte of eo'dler* for the ailtori.li repla.riit at Indlarapolia Waahloirton Baidnln and Wii'lnm Wirenan eioped with t?o jonor ladle* In that piece-Mlia Kilra J Hey. daughter of the late Governor' Key. and Charity Ann Cunningl #in Wurman tn.?k two nnnrx of laudanum af r , nir rltee, to at?iU hlwirrlf for ?nn>? ePght which A'lra ' hatl'J put upon hlai The iffeft of ?ba drug ?!' rot u*aI hut ara"W<i charity to a tea e cf her luTet'r VV YO IG EDITION?THUKS City Intelligence. Citt Birom Meetinu.?A meeting m held ?t WUIHU/ n BU) DUWIIJ, MM V VTBH1 U|, Ul? ??U ?rV WUIVU ni beaded " Independent Cltj Reform Meeting."? The meeting wa* called to >uemble at 7)? o'olook. and at that bonr noma ilzteen or eighteen individuals were aeiembled In the room engaged, In warm diaonaalon a? to the met It* of certain queationa arising ont of the proceedings of the last meeting held at that plaee. Unpleasant epithets passed freely, bat for some time It teas impoteible to gather what were the teplee in discussion. At length, hon ever, it appeared. There were ignite a number of ' National Reformers" present, and the original "City Reformers" were not at all disposed to have a " vote-yourseli-a-farm" complexion given to tbe meeting ' What is tnis meeting to be ?" asked one gentleman in a loud tone. '-If It Is to be a rational reform meeting. I want nothing to do with It " " Nor I!" " Nor I ! ' "Nor I!"? rerponded several voices. The tune having gone past for which tbe meeting was called, a gentleman came forward, and proposed that Mr. L. O. Dewey aot as chairman of ths meeting. This was oarried and Mr. Dewey took tbe chair. Mr John Windt was next appointed secretary. These appointments showed conclusively that the "national reformers" bad the mejority. A motion was now made that the report of the majority of the committee of thirty-eix be read. Voted down by the national reform party Tbe reading of tbe minutes of the last meeting was ; tben called lor, but tbe Seoretnry oould not produce them, and tbe reading was tberefcro necessarily die- ; pen-?d with. (A gentleman getting up.) "is this to be a city reform meeting, or a national refer hi meeting ?" (A voice.I " I move tbe call of tbe meeting be reed" (Another Toive.) " ! move the call | of tbe lutein g be approvtd " The Chairman put the last motion, and at tbe call for ayes, a tremeudou^yell 1 was raised in tbe affirmative. The negative brougot a yell of negation from the other side. The house was ibeu dividid, and the ' ayrs" bad it; thus showing i that tLe national eloimne were s ill in the majority. A g> n' ten ar, who had juit oome into the room, wanted I to know what were ibe minutes of the last meeiiug The Chairman tose to explain, (he was .Secretary of the last roeett'.-g,) andsta td. that among the principal j pioct eoings of the last meetirg was a report from the | majority of the oouimi.tee ot thirty-.-ix, tbsre was : also a n incrily r. port presented; that the majority repot was rejected. aou that the miaurity report wae ! accepted. He proceeded to uommen severely upon the actiOD of the committee iu passing the majority's ; report, wben a gentlemen arose and said, 1 charge tbe chairman with making misrepretenta- j tions " A Voice?"Let's approve the proceedings of last meeting." Pseudknt?" Those in favor of approving the minutes of ihe lest meeting"? A Voice? "The Secretary ha* no minute* here." | A>oi he a Voice ?"Dispense with them, then " Things were proceeding in this way. when gentleman. not of the national reform party, arose and said: ''Mr Chairman, 1 do not think this meeting can give a fair expression of public sentiment in reference to tne 1 subject cf city reform. The puolio have not been 1 appnetd that euoh a meeting would be held No handbill* bava been ctrcula'ed. and in faot, no j proper notification la* been made." This gentle- i man bad no sooner taken hs teat, than one of the national itfoimei* aroee, appan atly for no other purpose than to abuse the preia. We oould net learn exactly what his complaint was, but h? was proceeding at a tremendous rate, when a voice cried oat, " I cell tb?- worthy cittaen to order," but the worthy citlr.en wr u'd not c< me to order until he wa* eompletely over whelmed with crie* of 'order!" order!" ho. Aseoon ! as silenre was obtained, one of the participants In the | doings of the meeting crl>d out, "The queotion was ' upon ibe scceptanoe of the address (or report) of the committee o. 3d." (A voice?'' Toie report was laid on , the table") "No." "jes," "no," jes." "no," " j-e s." were heard from all sides The oity reformers bete canvassed the matter among themselves, and finding that they were in the minort.y determined to leave the room ai d allow the natioaelreformera to have their own fttn all to tbemaelves. They weie aV-ui to retire, wten the secretary commenced to read the minutes of the last meeting on the minority report Seeing this, the eity reformers did not rettie; but one 01 them eiied out, -Mr President, these are not the minntesof the last meeting." (A voice.)?Mr. Chairman, I believe the question is en the adoption of the ?'? '? " n i i iuuiiii euioe ) ? ' Mr. President. you bom colled this meeting." ( V still louder voice )? 'I move tbot the minutes os rsod, Inasmuch a* tbey arc not the offlcUl mluutes. be laid on the table " (Question ! question ! qnesii>>n ! from all sides) In putting tbl* question, the ciulrmsn ste'ed i the eireumstencss nnd-r which the meeting had | adopted a mlco Ity instead of a majority report of tbe committee of 86. Whin he bad oonoiuued, a voice oried out,''But. sir. these are not the minutes ot the laet meeting " (Another voice.) ?What are you going to ley on the table t" Ihe Chaibmar ?Why, the motion to read the minutes must be laid on the table, not the minutes themselves. Another Votes.? " I want to ask yen. Mr. Chairman, by what authority this meeting was called ?" A great deal of by play was reeor'ed to, and in the mean lime an augmentation had taken place in the numbers cf tbe city reformers, who now called loudly for a vote on the question to aocept the eflered minutes. A division taking place, a vote of 18 to 16 decided tbs question in favor of the olty reformers propsr. who bavins now defeated tbe melon to accept tbe obnoxious minutes, immediately made a motion ta adjourn Tbe Chaibsiar?Before this meeting adjourns, I wish to take some measures to pay the expenses of ths msstisg. A Citv Rfformkb?Well, yon that engaged the room, pay for it. 1 call for the question on adjournment. Ths Chairmar?1 abali not put it till something is done about the expenses. One of the majority here stepped forward to the j side of tbe President's platform, and elevating bis I voice, sa'd, ,lO? ntlemeu. as tbe I MMnt will not put tbe motion. I win. All in tavor of adjourning wtil say I S)s " "Aje!" ' aye !" - eye !" came in response from tbe majority of eighteen, and the meeting was declared Bi'jcurntd- oue of the opposition crying out, "I am j sorry ihat me have a chairman who will not attend to 1 his dnty " The President requested the friends of the ! call to remain; but wbstber tbe sixteen paid for ihe re tin or not we d<d not learn We only observed that ; tbe chairuiar, and one of his friends, went considerably out of tbur way to cast undeserved censure upon , one Of tbe repcrters of the publio press, who war pre- j sent only for the purpose of performing a p ofessionil 1 duty Tbua ended the great cty reform meeting, id thu?, w? appiebend must and the mofao'iat, unless it fall* 1 n o other band* tban those who eonducted the meeting at Military Hall la?t evening. Ma. Bsowmon's Litttn.-Tbo Tabernacle, last evening, w?a crowded to axcaPR by a mixed audience, i conaipiirg of almost evsty deuomiDatton of religion, bo learned anxious to bear the above leoture. Subject? ' ltaligtoua Liberty." In hta opening remark*, Mr. B took ccrasion to pay. that much had been beard of " religious liberty"- and be, therefore, would take occasion to apeak of It aa be understood It, namely, ihe abaolute treedom f t religion Irom all human au- ! tbority. Social amelioration, be oonlended, could never be rffected without the aid of leligion Toey pbtuld f)r>t undetatand that rverytbing oame from God, and notbiog from man God was the abaolute, unlimited, and unlverral aoverelgn. and Hie sovereignty extended to all things, and to all creaturss? to every ttir g wbiob we pee? to every principle wbioh we recrgnne. God is onr sovereign; and we, tnertfore, sre bis property, sod be hep a right to do with us as be plfSS'S. The fi undatlon of ail sovereignty is the sovereignly of God. Man under God has duties, but be has r oi rights ; bis duties are entire, unconditional and irren rv>d to* a, ds bis Creator. I.ioeriy. there fere,as beiweeD man and God,could not be recognised; i it ass merely betweea man and man?between i rorlel) aid peciety. We. therefore, owe all to God ' and r oibiEg to tr.au. Fewer, even in the state, could tmy be d< lived iir m God. Kvny man had fr,edotn | to do ill-fret dr m. in contradtsimotion to lloease AM fun s ct religion wpie tolerated to be preached bete, rnly as far a- they weic understood, hut nut i coutrai y to Cbriptla n morall'y Jews, Pagans, Mohom- , tin cans vela tOleiaUd, but. in Mass* hu??1ts the lae a would deem pi me <f tbese r llgions h aspbemy Tbe religion of God did ne t charge lr m country to I country. Irom day l o day. or tmoi age to age; Haas , the same always and would aiwaya ci ntlno- to be the hps It was ihe rame, whether In A merit t. hurope, I Apia cr Africa, and tt could not tolerate enor. Tnere . is but one God, and all men wore equal before and ; under Hun If the Almighty God demauded worship, i be rtould bare tbe true worship and If Gud gave a ' rel gior, it must be tbe true religion and man abould . not worib>r, unleep hie religion was the true worship ! He. Mr. li bad no patience with what was called modern religion He Igion was trutb. aad he aould bid no tnteihe'wal nlcbemy by wh eh truth could be eoiiveited Intolalpehood. and he could not. therefore be n aoe 10 rmnf every furl or religion ' hat bad b??u idvented from high toned I'ueeyIn' to low too.'l I'ark-riini (Loud laughter ) In thin nlartenoth century religion wee tcleialed wbicb wan the rr'gttoa in many ina tarn, <f the d- I It exhibited i'lelf In varioui garhf; and * I a' waa called meimertam van noihtng unie ilan the wrrkirgn up ol all the ba-eheiuten of lagan erae; and In thin modern ago man vera to ba found ? bo bad laltb la tbin It wan an eff-rt to reft** ti * old pagan ft-.?the old f in of worehip w.ileh wan tie Wiirbip rf ibn devil There wan but one lellglin. be beld ; and, therefore, there eX'nted to right to have any other He would take, lor initnrce, the politlrlenn. (laughter.) who tet up frr rlgbtn- the tighta if Infidelity -whlnh rlghtn tfey had no claim (o He did net uodrretand the r pbie ol Ibfidell'r,and they aeenmed thenerighta. Tne 'fiakcr b?te reviewed the pren nt revolutionary movea.i lite In Kvroga, and went on to nay that L? attoald lite to ne v bat title dreda the pnlitiuiat a bed to Infa llll l'J ( r in.peeiblllty limn enrr laughter.) The lic'uter cono'udea h e eloquent I'lnoonrne. whlnb wan rmeived with marked applauaa throughout, afttr ableb the audn nee leparated. L?cvvan on ? ii.ironm* ? Mr Rob?rt Atberton, tha feiol-n.an who lately arnvea from California, wan ao c n il-iely iui d< wa by p> rei na rai lag at hia moan, to auk about the golden tiglon. that he ha* ennoludad to d-itru a lec'uie n? the l aberrate, on frMny eon<rg If'blrelart M.tj-it- Co t'nrtiiaand ? * mineta i?ltb " Mr t. *11 In 'h> e ',,r?? , f h'? lenu-e. i 5I *1 ii ' 1 unllils ar l~ til* klut'.f Vt 0V.*tlUfi? RK E DAY, FEBRUARY 15, COld,gWa a de>eil(,ttoD of life to the plaeera. and traat of ik? aatlvn, their maanita aod mod# of Ufa. Ha will leo give his neas ee to the extent of tha mlnaa, and will adTlia emigrants bow to proaaad in tbalr praparo wwb iur juurorj lui'iitr i n? ivitaiv wui, uuuutifBf, be mora than usually Interesting. Csotok Am'kduct.-The last quarterly report of the C rot on Aqueduct Board shows the reoeipie for tba three months preceding ths present, to have been $13018 63 The expenditures for the same period ware 62b,473 68; this ontiaj inoludes money paid for new piprs, 815 82V 46. The reoeipts exoeed those of

the quarter ending 1st of February, 1848, by $4,861 88. The total expenditures and reoeipts of the department from the time of Its organisation to the 1st of the present month, axe shown to be as follows Receipts. Expendit'e. Oat. 6, 1842, to May 1,1848. .$ 17 838 87 May 1, 1848, to " 1544. . 91 790 00 $333 198 70 " 1844, to < 1546. . 118 683 74 73.411 78 " 1146. to " 1848.. 101 633 63 68.433 87 " 1848, to <> 1847.. 194 661 84 63 403 04 " 1847, to > 1848. . 238 651 83 71,685 74 " 1848. to Jan.31,1149 . 334.368 7V 67 082 47 A tax Is levied in this oity, sailed the water tax, to defray the interest on tbe tr.tou Water Department not furnished by the receipt of water rents. This tax has praotially decreased since 1842, as may be seen by the fulioeing statement:? On One Hundred Dollars, the Tax ?'n 1842 wflh 20 cents. 1840 was 12 70-100 oents. 1848 ? 23 38-100 ' 1847 " 12 Oo-lOO " 1844 " 20 94-100 " 1848 " 11 911-100 " 1846 * 18 47-100 ? The length of water pipe laid in the olty, south of the distributing r? set voir, 42d street, in lbO miles and 2 800 feet. 01 tnia, 125 miles and 1,160 fret are laid with six inch pipe; 41 miles and 695 fret with twelve toon do ; 4 mi'rs and 2 530 fret are laid with tblitf six Inoh Dioe; tbe remaining ptpee var> In diameter from tdlriy tx sixteen inches. Tbe work of pipe-laying la constantly progressing, a hen weather permit a. Emiurstion in 184B.? It appears that the whole number el passengers wbcarrivea at tba part of N?? York, seaward. wee 1116,610, ell of whom, eicepl 6 033, ware eubji ot to tba commutation tax. Of tboaa I hum coming uooir tbe cogmsanoe of the couitmsxtoners, thara were? Natives of Ireland 04.061 " Germany 61.073 " Ol.h. r countries 60.142 180,176 All th< re passengers, whh the exception of not mora than 2 010 arrived in 1 041 teasels, ot wbioh? 631 were American, bringing 116 009 841 ? bntieh, 60 022 126 " German, " 14 673 44 " others 4606 The ratio ot the sick out of every one tbousaud, wee ? 30 ou boaid tbe britieh vessels; 9 2 6 on board the American rascals; and 6 3-6 on board tbe German ves tels. 'J be total number of deaths among tbnee passe n gtrs was 1 CCU of births 34U . Of those applying and if '?s(d at the office of the commissioners, being in all 10.KU, Lot iDSludmg loote admitted at the Marina 11< ; p>tal. or w bo b< c?m? chargeable in other oonu.ivs tbau Net York, 12 264 *rr? Irieli. 4 167 Oarmans, and Si t> others. " By far Hie greater nuuibtr ol last year'* emigrants, lay the oominieaionfrs, were natives of irtiano. the Ueimane were less niimrrous than iu the pr*c?ding year, on acocuur. ct political troubles which relaiiiid u.Hi:y. who it they could have disposed of their poireitions, would have immediately emigrated OiLirs. again, were prevented froiu going, by the war wl h ut cu ark leading to the blockade ol the tierBIBpprta la the North aea, during several of tbe bast moniks ol the year, wbiob caused a great want of shipping. Conitnii'loners have, however, reliable Information, that during tbe ensuing year, the emigration trrm Oetniaoy will be grealtr than ever; wbl.e it Is equally certain ibat it wt 1 eh >w a farther increase from Ireland and other parta of Knrope " Fiats.?A Ate broke out yesterday morning, in the 3d Moiy af house No 06 Ann street, occupied by Clark A Rogers, jewellers, which was put out with trilling dan.age. A tore brcke out. alao, yesterday morning, in the hours No 211 Hester street, oooupled by John Canity which ? as put out with trilling damage A flie broke out about half past eight ob.ook last nlghi in the carpen'er ahop of John Looks, In the rear of No 47 Ann street, which was almost entirely destroyed The bunding Is nearly in the centre ol tae block, and It was with great difficulty tbe firemen could get to It, which cnused great dvtenllen in gettii g the water on tbe Ore. Tha loss is said to be almost $2 III), which was partially insured. The Bergen sin a Myan KestlvsU. The complimentary dinner to Messrs. James Bergen and Richard F. Ryan, the two American citizens who were ai rested and imprisoned in Newgate, in Dublin, on suspicion of having gone to Ireland to take part in the revolution winch was expected there, took place at the Colisoura, in this city, on Tuesday vrinng last, and Dr. Ryan, of Brooklyn, occupied the chair. About four hundred gentlemen sat down to dinner, and amoig the invited guests were Mr Ooheny, Mr. MeUbte. and several ether of the Irish refugees. The first toest was, "America?The dread of despots and tbe hope of the world" _ ibis w responded to by Mr. thommoi*. tie said if the company present would not find fault with him lor baring been born on t?is side of tbe Atlantic, ha would not ttnd fault with tbem for bavtng been born on the otber. The speaker tuen glanced at Inland ? ber poets, philosophers, Warriors aud statesmen, and to the exertions which the Irish people hare from time immemorial made in the cause ot freedom in every part of the world He then adverted to the wrongs of Ire land, snd ooneluded by sxprsisiog a hope that they will soon be righted. The second toast was, "Ireland as well in the might cf her prosperity as In the day ot btr bondage " Mr McUmkk responded. He alluded to the atlgma which *< n.e persons attached to bun for escaping; bat he behaved that every fitend cf Ireland considered thai t< o many of her sons had been arrested by the British govsrnmsnt already; and he only regretted ti at he was more fortunate in escaping tbaa better Den In sdeerttng to tbe cause of Ireland, he said there was one defect in tbe Irish people which must be re moved belete they can hope to rid themselves of their tjrsnie. 1 he Irish p< ople allosed their lawyers, in It rg rotea. to rnle tb? m too much Besides tost the Irish have essentially lost tbe military oharaetar whlsb once made them conspicuous; and he concluded by urg ?g that Ireland's redemption was to be aobleved by the eO?rts of ber sons on thi. slde of the Atlantto. hirthatend theietore, Irishmen In the United States, should acquire e military education, In order that when the time arrived they might be able to give ttas'r aid effectually in brirging to tbe dust the oppressors of America and their nanve land " I he People?Tbe fit judges of their own good, and the true guardians of their own rights." was the next tcaet Dr. Houston being called on to respond, made one or two remarks wiin reference to the C'athotio clergy rf Ireland He had him elf been burn and br-d in the '-b aek North," and professed a different faith; but he ccidially bore his testimony to tbe charitable spirit aid patriotic feelings of the clergy ot tbaCatholic eLuicb Tbiy had been for raaoy an age, the al Bent to popular liberty, often tried bad aiway* ?af*ly bi ne the leal of an Intelligent and refl ctmg patriotimi \Ytphtiue her item they e tared ibe privation*, ife jtitetty aid oppteeelob, if their people ; and while Ibe Iioteitant clergy barely aeoepied ibe bribe* of j get o rr. me 11. tbey rgurned the gift* of tbe tyraat. Ho i cr r> ciud? d by firing?'' Tbe Catholic clergy ot Ireland ? 1 be teat here of < hrietian boepitallty and rational liberty " '1 be ne: t trait wae? "Our (meete?'I be victim* of pnblic tyranny, and tbe devote ee 11 lilrb freedom " Mr Jimc* Bianan rerponded I rlee. raid be, to expeea to ) ou n y appre aiatton of tbe bigh honor which )tu Late eitiferied on ne cn tin* ocoaeion I acknoe'edge mt eeif totally Inadequate to faltll the duty ($ e xpieeeitg B y tbenkeai I wou'd deetre to do. But, I ifneidi fall b.e. my heart will apeak for me. It uiay be expected Oat I could detail to you a lint of the ei fell up abloh I bate endured from tbe time wb> n I was Incarcerated In Newga'e prison by an inn let t order it tbe tyrannical gnveernment of Kngland, but wbatfver thore suffering* were, or bow motbioettr I njeelf have brm lojured, tbey are telee Hi i aly for women and children, and, a* I am mt an >.aeie. and know no queen Lildn. I oanooteay yumor* j,?r? twugt.n/i.? " for eucb Buffering* are a* bkUgbt to what In my optnioo. the reputation and ebaiao'er ot my connoy bate rue tamed by tbe tyran nlrel proreediuge of tbat goeernm-nl againet iuk I ant an Alueiic*n . and although I am bnt an ateim In On* great republic. >*t I feel that oar flag ha* been Inrulie d In tbe rouree which ba* bee u punned toward* ire It ba*. to be eure. been my fortune to be a prl loner In Newgate, and that my imprt oument original ted In an UDeuccer*tul attempt of tbe people of Ireland to tt nw i fl ibe yoke which oppre*-*? them In tbeir fffert I could not but *y mpatbUe; for 1 feel tbat text to ibe rule oif our Creator, there la nine ?o flt li i men ** the constitution aid law* of oar republic; and. arnenyn iretano > ?*nn dm uuv o?'b "?"? ?d ?iih it* igectii which (t?ry friend of 1 fan on liberty would deatre. I haee Mill noma bo)?e f'T Ireland in ihe general dla?etiet?etlon which ?x.eie ?ai< off the Leg Itfh peop|e toward* too preaeat rrCer if thing*, and In tbair determination to over- | ttrow their >)rannleel nia?t*r? [ tppeuao ) The failure < I t be Irieh people to nceomplieh the end* which tb*y had in vh>* and to aever the unholy connection that exieta between them and ('.airland. 1 wae. howner. owing to cauet* beyond their control | How rcnltt a people, mmialiy and phyncally broken ' coen by the eltrete o( two ooneecutite fen. t ma -how ; ct.uid a people without proper auatenanea. with ' trenely a imal of eternal* cure in three day*, tight the battler of liberty tgaloM n well dice plined. well fed, at <1 tatape tcldleiy? My country n.e u here eannot utid> retand tl at. I.boweeer. know It. My unt.rymen, wl o bate abiitdeicc to eal.to drtnlf, and to wear, rat nc t In agine tbe poeitlen in wi.leh the peop a ti I'eland acre p'aitd at that t me. nor the pthatlor.* wh'fh they were enduring /mm menttt to n< lib ardwuk to w?.k. wltboit rariaMon Let ibe | n pie if America, therefore, not deep'ta thorn of I ele no tor laying fatie d Let Ai?er r* KCd \mjclo ?u* yl?e at Uait rftu t for pore ir.tmttena. TI.ey atrcre e- eei-i ti -.'iet? it at leti* h e'erim?i* ee# wo it,! no* aeve u- le w aclMia. aal el !* uae pevjiae ma lav* [ERA 1849. obtain a victory ov?r England. America haa. There alto my fellow- prlaoner, Mr Ryan, who by hla own moral bearing, baa tattled a point whloh Uen. Seott vim >11 dii miuury still aid not decide. vis: the point tb?t ' one* subject, not always a subject; thot onoo a citisen of tbe United Statsa, Kngland dnro not bold blm as a suttjeot " (Applause) They drove him away from tbe (oil on wbleh bo woo born, beeauee they were oompellrd to acknowledge that tbe United States were able to take him away by force, if neonuary If we bare gained nothing but that, sorely that is sometbug Ker my ewn part, 1 may or may not ever see Ireland again ; but as long as I live I will do all that tbe son ot sn Irishmen and an American ought to do towards frselng Ireland, and in expressing my detestation of tbe Kuglish government I shall not detain you any longer, and will cono.uds with a quotation, whioh was mucb admired, and often recited by tbe gallant, though unlortunate Smith O'Brien Mr Bergen read the quotation. " W in se freedom is by .nth-rouse, and at will Of a superior, he is never Free ?l>u lives, Mid is uuc we.ry of a life IspoMti to n .antclrs, deserve* them well. Tbe Mite ihai I rive, fur Liberty, though foiled Aud f rood to ab.ndon wli.tshu brsvely sought, leiirvrs.t lent eppL uie tor the attempt, Ano 11 v for her loin. But tnav'a a causj Nut olieb uetui-aeasful; powir usurped I. weeks e s %?heu opposed ; oousomus of wrong, "fit. piisiilseiuious ?ud prone to flight. > u' .laves, ihul ouce oocceive the glorious thought Of Fiectlitr, in that hope use f poeeers A II II st II r conifer r? I* t. r (pmr, i-.rertgtn, li t rr< in i f dinger and united heirs, Tl 11 unit pii lege of ti e go- il tliey met." Whin llr Btrgen bad concluded Mr. Ry*n nun called upon, and raid he had etc ii to the eotielunion never again to mitt a ipeirh sgamst tyrante. but to argue the I otut with thrin wnh co d steel. (\pplaus ) On the )irerent oocHiton he (aid, I am perfectly unLrrieo, when I tin?1 myrelf among ro uiany freemen in iLlr free and n. ble land. My country, although I am only an ednptel oitizen, and your Dative land the land wb'ch has rtood up for Ionian .iberty^ou ?very roll I have, it is true, time here fnm Urilieh dungroat The enemies if Ireland and of freedom, thought to manacle and fetter me, and make me perhaps wear the chains t l a feicuj but I overcame tbeui, and thereby achieved a victory lor America It is true, my frieuds, that I am an iriehnan by birth; but I have been huuted away from ti e country of my nativity. I was an American cltizm. ai d that was the orluie for which I war p'aced In a Brltlib dungeon They thought that I spain went there as a British subject, but I hurled back ibe beie insinuation, and told them that they dale not lay a (inner on me ! America came bo'dly to my rercne. and tbey had to give up the r ght which tbej claimed. It is irue. as Mr Bergen hue said, that w- have achieved a vic'ory over them in this reipeet. I bavaheen obliged to leave my native land under the alien act A man, it In said, cannot be an alien In his native leDd; but I am, and the Briiisb government ban made me mrh Before Mitchel left I bad determ ned to go back to my native land, but no sooner had I ret my toot on it than I was arrested, because I am a clnzi-u cf this country- because I have enlisted under ib# star ipangied banner. But I believe my friends will bear evidence that I have not disgraced the flag of my adoption. It I* true I sympathised with tke |ie?p e of Ireland In their tiruggle for fretdom-and who did not? And I v ouiu at any time willli gly lay dnwD my life for them But Is ibis a ar ms tor wuiob I should be incarcerated in a dung'od? The British government, however, have made It a crime; I hey threw me into prison as a criminal l< r doing so. and I have been obliged to leave Ibe land of my fathers and relatives, and come here to seek lhe lest which was deuied me for three or four days In my uative land Mr.Kyan concluded by re teirlngtothe cause ol freedom in Ireland, whloh he tbi tight le onward, notwithstanding appearances, ifco. Ibe following toasts weie drank with applause during ibe remainder ol the evening:? Tbe I'tnidency of the United States?That stalted Marlon is the gift of fmrnen. and not the lnhe Ii mnur ui a wuinau a n?nj or a unrulier The President of the French Republic?May he prove to Franca and to mankind another Washington. Thts toast eas eloquently responded to by the VioePreeldent, k r Baker. The thrilling meaory of F.mmet, Fitsgereld, and the ever glorious patriots tf '88. The Authors and Pulmenphere of Ireland?Their luminous and pt.rolng Int-lieot prove them to belong to the highest order of human existence. The Memory of Daniel O'Connell The Patriots of '48? vtitchal. O'Brien, Meagher, Duffy, MeManus, Martin and others lbe Patriotic Bar of Ireland ?Whose genius, like a guardian angel stands between the people and the murderous encroachments of the British Parliament. The Irish Refugees in America ?We hall them as the benefactors of humanity, and oosgratulate the rept bbc on their lofty o'tii-nshlp. To this last one. Mr D"Hssr made a lengthened and eloquent response He gave an extremely greph'o and Interesting narra'tve if his psrsonal adventures during the slruggleln Ireland, detailed the causes of the failure and olosed by an eloquent expression of his confidence In the ultimate triumph of liberty In his native land. AficT excellent speeches from Messrs. Thompson, Denman, Kobtmon. Leslie. O'llourk', and others, appropriate to the occasion, and eomplimantary to Messrs. Bergsn and Kyan. but. in faot. before It was osstble to arjny half of ths cheer, at a late hoar the festivities were brought to a close, every one filled with the highest enthusiasm and bops still for Ireland. Court of Oyer and Terminer. Before Justice Kdmonda, Alderman Cruilus and Steven*. Fxe 14 ? Churgr o/ Mm aIrr.? David Sherry, a man abont 80 years of age. was put on bis tiitl for the murder of Kdward McUuire in .November last, in Orchard street, in tbla city, by knocking him diwn and then kicking and stamping upon itiui MoOuire lingered fa r si me time, and died in the station bou-e abont 4 o'clock the following morning from the effects. Tha following named gentlemea were sworn ot toe Jury:? Phil p Bmvtvrn, foreman, Marx Kelsch. Peter Ktesting, Orinoco D Me< ieoi, Cbtistian brown. Henry Albert, Kcrsood Ferris. Jobn L. Oioyre, John Sohmuitz, John F. Williams, Alexander M. Altlog, and James N. Brown Tte Associate District Attorney then briefly Mated tbe care lor tfce prosecution, m It appeared en the notes of the evideace taken at the Coroner's In qoett. 1 hey then proceeded to call the witnesses. Pint CoituTT was the fir-t witness sworn aid examined lor the prosecution Testified tnat he resides in Nctfclk ft reef; rec lltots the clicutuetaooe of MoOulre'eOea'h on the lfctb of November last, saw Sherry in Norfolk street, en theefdewalk. between Broome and irelancy. kicking aid siaiLpiug on and ronnd the breast atd face of the droesred; the decensed was en hie berk with hie head sgainat the ratling; witness trot red over troui the opposite ?ide, and rpoke to the piis< tor; be raid to hlu>,' yon do not huow but you kill* d the n anprfeonrr replied that be wisbed he had killed him: witners IWHMt there until tie tts the man taken away; be heard a gurgling in the decea>ed a tbioal, and his mouth was full of blood; he waalif ed up aud canted a? ay by a oouple of men. Crest reunit ed?la a cooper by trade; llfee in Nor folk alrtet; when wltnrra tiret saw tbe ocenrience. Mr Mortis *ti cotivt nimt; he aeemed to have p&'sed them in theranie tide of the street; another young man came ap about the taa.e time; thinks hie name isCltrk; it wae about doek, beard no outcry by altber the declared or the ptieccer, Clark war present wh?n witbete made tbe temark to prironer,tbat be did not know hut be bad killed the man; Ibeiewere three or four Oibu pi itobf preei nt at tbe lime witners made the ten srk; the perrons present halloed to .Verrit, and be tint back ; hberry mid the decrated bad knocked htm (8lerry) down; war pirsett when Sherry was taken away, but does not know who Irak bitn, osu not tell whither tbe prisoner was iutoxicated or net; did not te* any altimpt on tbe part of tbe pri>ouer to avoid being lakes, tin-w t>> ver (aid any more than to capers an opinion that prisoner was tbe oause of MoGuise's death. John Moaain. examined for tbe proseootlon?Was lasting up Norfolk street on the lRih November; came i p t the prisoner and d- ceased; the latter lay aoross ihe sidewalk with his head clo e to the rail ng; toe planner v as standing over hlin; witness asked the I limner what vat the matter; prisoner rephed that the teetered tad run against Mm; but wltueie wlil not i Ldeitake to ray wnetber tbe prisoner knocked defeased down, or the deceased had knocked prisoner row n; witnt ss locked at McWuire, and saw that he was not tcjuted in the lace at that time; thought tbe deceased was intoxicated and tbe prisoner was considerably to; wli nets walked on. and thought the prisoner waiked with bim,?r behind hia., to about a minute heard a kicking and immediately turned round and saw tbe prticmt atamplpg or kicking deceased in tbe face ; ha Ucl? so teveiai tin.es befoie w itlets got up; when withers got ip be ! L-.rusire'td with the prisoner, aud tiliks withers raid - you inuudrel you have killed the u sd;" .v r Ciatk, end the termer witness ems up, i wo ?e detailed the punter natll the police c.sme, a bun they were both taken to the Tenth ward nation hftire, tfce deceit ed's lace was very much mutilated do mangled, from tbe teel of ptlaonera boot a* wltl*ii rapper**; the deceaied ?H quite iMtentible when t F ? * Ink. D up C ??? raoK-iiird? When witc*** fir lit iow deoeoeed, be c<nld?iid tin wo* lf.rtoetbi* from intoxication; when It DIM con Up they w?n both quiet the deetaied lying down, fci.il the prisoner etondlng oeer Lim. wl'titaw** itiLdug by tbe prttoner ond de craird ohun ibe preceding wimer* earn* over; did n<t be ? tkfct filLoii ray to the p'irADer, you don't > Dow, but )eu bate killed the nundid not hear tbo piitcnrr ray to aay die ?t. tbe time, thai " be wirbed be lad kiln d tbe aeeeomd;1 think* if he bod raid *o, III eolu bfcve h?otd it; I re toot ned there until be wo* aireMed; be n ode a little reiiitouce wben be woe firit arretted, bni not mete thou odj moo would d? under tie eirebD>itaoee*i be Went awoy with tlje ofll^rd unlit)}; oiu not t *r bim iayto sweeny (he ofll :er, 'Iikb.uIiuj 1 tope be will die;''tbiuke. II he raid eo, I tbould I are beard it. went to the elation houea w.to tbe lattice; ? aiked right behind h a; beard no oontett alien between the officer* and pr>*on?r, d>d not bear prlioter >ay the dee>a*>d we* a damned F.ogWhnan; if he bad (aid eo. wltne:* think* ho miatbere beard It, Ihrict trmmittaiinn rriutarJ-SeW the deoeared. be we* trout lit tut* tbe *latl< n house; examine I hi* f*o?; It ?a< ret} mi'eb mutilated; he ?a< ail?e at tbe lime; cannot ray whether the ptl<OD<r or the droea?ed ktilvid there Sr?t; wltnet* wa* *11 th- t. ne i ntnei ie'ely Ithlud tbe ptlei'ter; a phyeiaian war im o?ofutei) lint tor; there wee actord of perron* tier*, m * we?. ail* k'?i; Anne aw p. 0****1, paUgejibrt, twoTh ?X MM??i^| LD. TWO CENTS. mined-Lieaa in Norfolk atreet; rvit supper on tha evening of the 18th, and was called upon by a Bapttat clergyman. who told witness that fci< (witnesses; a?rvlcee would be required up the (treat; wltoeea want out, and tha flrat thing that struck him waa tha deceased 1)log acroea the side walk; prisoner waa pointed ont to him by two or thraa paraota preaant; witnaan aeied him if ha waa tha one who did it; ha anid 'tea;" wltneaa then naked him why ha had don* I It] be Mid. "kteUN he *u e damned Englishman;" ' witness neld, he thought the men woalddie; prisoner I letd he hoped he would ; witness eeld to prisoner, I "V'ou DMt come with him;" he thenenlled for witness' authority; wltnees pointed to hie etor, end eeld he rhould go eloDg with witness; he eeld he woald net; thire or four i dicers then oeme up; two of them took the deceased, end the other took hold of the prisoner with witness; witness, while going to the etetion house, egetn asked him why he had done it; he eeld, became he was en Englishman, end he, prieoner, wee en Amertcen end leved his country. end edded, thet he believed witness was en Englishman too, end he, the prisoner, would like to serve him the seme way; we then got to the stetion house end witness eew the deceased; h<s fees wea all covered with blood, end one cr two ot hie teeth seemed to be knocked ont; sew the decerned efter he died; be d ed In the stetion honee, about lour o'clook In the morning. Ctofi-fxantivrd?The Coroner's inquest was held next day, between two and three o'olooa in the afternoon; wlttesa was examined and gave the same teetirncny substantially, on that oooaaloa, as wltneee has givtu bere. i.? 11id yon state before the coroner's jury, that upon two distinct occasions you put the question to him. why be bad done It and be answered at eueh time, because he was a damned Englishman ? A.-l ee sir. Q ? Was Mr. Morris near you at the time ! A.?lie was within two or three feet of .us; I think be could have beard ue except f ir the exo.teinsnt; the trisoner spoke in a low tone, but loud eoougu to be heard except for the exoitem-nt (J.~L>oyou mean to lay that he uttered the b*agadot in sentiment that you were a damned Engl shmtn, ow a tone ot voice ax that be could not ba beard t?jr the I enons sTmidng by? A ?Vex Mr; I generally (peak loer to prisoners In order that tbe bystauiWrx may not h at what Is (aid; I believe he pave the same answer substantially tbe second lime as that given by biut the hret U.-? VVae the prisouer lutoxioated at tbe time yon arrested him ? A .?lie was drunk and ugly enough to be unmanageable, but sober enough to answer tuy questi me O'Hoer Llartlitt was with witness when the prls tnnr was arrtsted. Doctcr Wiiittikkii examined?Resides at 610 Broadway; examined tbe Deceased at tie Tentri ward statlou house after his dea h ; saw httn about three O'clock In tbe afternoon of the day arter he died; made a post mortem examination of the deceased's body; Uoclt r Uetsbam, una several students, were present; found a lacerate I wound on both lips, with some ot tbe t. eth nres-ed I t, and several dark marts to the front of the b idy; sunt j wore three or tour lnobes iu oircuoiitreuce; there was one very large one over the collarbone; the others wereohlrdy on the ohest; the face was considerably mangled; tneoe were tbe external wounds, after turning biut ovir we fonndan extravasation of blood on the baok; there were rintlli r dark spots on tbe sides; we tb n uitde an examination of the Head and on ramo/ing tbe tk o we found a large quantity ef blood between tbe skin and ths skull; we next removed tbe skuli, and found a large quantity of blood between the uttmb-ass and tbe skull, aoout flvo ounces mixed with a watery matter; we then examtued tbe chest, and found several adhesions of a long standing but could not bave any oonntriloa with tbe Immediate cause of d-atb; weaiao tound congestion if botb lungs, that is, an accumulation ot blot d, and tbe tight side of the heart was la tbe same condition; we then examined tbe abdomen, andfound no alteration tbsrsln. <4 ? Kmm what you saw, what was the oause of tha man's death7 A ?I should say from congestion of tbe brain, produced by an Injury 1 bam made several similar examinations, and there are other causta that would pioauce oongeallon of tbe brain, auoh ae druukn-ss, S.c , but 1 would say tbe c ingestion of tha lunge was produced by violence, decidedly. To the Couit ?Tbe blown on tbe face would pr >dicn congestion of tbe brain, from all tbe appearance*. I am decidedly of the opinion tbey would produce death; tbe appearance of tbe lungs atone would produce it; tbe quantity of blood and fluid fouud in the skull compressed the brain, and would produce death; I am of opinion that tbe compreasioa ol tbe b ain produoed death. Crvtiotiamivtd ? If I bad net oba'rved asternal i auses. I would bare sought closely fur natural cau-re: ibe appearances of tbe skull might exist from natural usee- fiom intoxication and other enures, bis barDg lain on tbe side walk in tne manner described by be other witnesses, would hfghtr n the appearaooee; as seen oth.r subjects who h?d MmiUr appearance# f tbe brain as dec a *d, without baring any external ppearanoe of viuisnna t| - If this uian bad fa'lm witb great violence on tba I avement. would not the fall proouae the cempreeiion jou saw. wnbautany other violence? A.?Yes; I bare no stated before; but It is very rarely a patient dies luimed at-ly from oooou'isioo; tbe decraied eat an unusually robust man; I should ray be was of mere tban ordinary strength; ha seamed tube about 40 years cf age, and In tba tali vigor of health To the Court?1 should ray that tbe contested appeal ance of the brain was pioduceil by tbe violence already described, tbe compression of the brain might be produced by a fall, but there was no ap^'arsno-t of a wound on the hack ft the h-ad: tbeie ia wiwava a quantity c,f bio d in the hnc-K of the he?d after death. 7'? Pi iiohtr'i i.aumel ? 1 ha app-aranoe of the brain does tiot ooutiadlot tha theory of lue deceased baring mreiTed a fall Euiuit It Bcchkr - It a phyeioian; raw the deceased a brut half an hour or an hour after ma Injury; ha was lDMiifible; hi? face ?u very oiuoh mutilated; he was lying on hie back whan witness tea htm, hi* fata was airy much rut and bruised; witness hat him wa?hei, ai.d rold application* put to bis head: found hi* teeth knocked in and hi* mouth full of blond; ha could Haullow nothing haw him again about 11 o oiook tha same night, be appeared to be aomaabat retired, and no ta to stupid a slate aa be vasvien I first *a?r him Witneta trammed bis month and found hi* teeth I ease, and tuok them out with bla Soger. his in >ut i au lull cf ccagulatrd blood, and be ecu d not swaliowaoytring; was called upon again at turae o oiock that night t >eea Mm. and found him tben In a rty ing a .ata, he muttered aco.ttbmg but I oould not utide'siaod hi n (f. by tbe.Cot'bt ?What did bii inability to swallow indicate? A ?It indicated a grant quantl'y of blood in hia month, and bia nupor indicated a c>ogescloa of tha brain Q ?Were yon prs'tnt at the post mortem examination ? A ? I was; and I baard tha description given of it bp Di ctcr WblltakeT; it was a very correct oua i aui of opinion that be d4ed from rongesrion of tha bra<a aal lungs, produced by the bruies, the suacest ou of tie lungs aim a was ruffes nt to produce bis death; no man couid live with such lung*. Lmt-ixomttird. - W'l en I saw him, about 11 o'slook m ngi.i i mou(i<ii:i ?Hr iinoii. uj ituj; i nnn?7 hope ol blni; I thought that. r?' u?e uiinht rally. I ii?u't agree wi.b Doctor Whlttaker that a o ngeanoi of iu< lunge oiin take place 1 toot id> f-tti-i ilmi external eioleura; as accumulation t.f fluid In the lung' wight take place without violeuo*, but nerer an acauw nation tf bit ud John Vaaneaari-xr a examined - Knew th* d-ooa'ad; wis tn wltnear'a employ a? a parlor to-ah.ut 'h e? )ian; wa? in h<* ci inp?i<? outre night io t(ue?tii>a; tie hail been drinking a llttl-, but waa uot intoxicated, tie aiia Cot a quarrel-onto cdhvi Citii< nuinivtd t eiit a man with Men to ree tbat ha wiut bone, the man reiuiuedaod a Id the denea-ed ould (io well* nor jib without hiui Merer knew tbr t'rcea.'td loqitar el with any one the can tor tte prosecution here re-ted. Connect tr lfce pilemier ftateu that be w-uld not produoe any ilUeLce t ut would proceed to <nm up the caaa to tie jury to mcrro* 'th'rj oorilng The jury w,re 'h u piieu in charge to tonr oftl-era, who reo-lved tae u-u il cautlcn not to allow ibe juror' to converge W!.h any i ittrn tin ite eu^jeut i ntt| ihoy returned into odurt. . t.e court waa then adjoin n- d Later Irum lloiift urne. Bulixc tlotiuuraa, Ja'i 3d 1h19. 1 be qnlet of our little to?n w?a rery uu vruniploue.y tiniurbed hy the errtral of a report toat two of lier Urltaunle fciajee'y'a rb'pt of war t>* arneed at tl e ba> nt the Tlrar at Truxiilu and own ncel u ookadtig that city A rutuor lie* been iu circulation m 1 hie low n lor a lor g time, that euoh an event ?e to take plane ; end now ae I hear tbat the r?**el< n?v? arilre d. I em incmed lo | ut me faith iu it. Yet It may aot bet eotr?ct and I rln eiely h'>?? ?< . at w-< o?ee col bug but tnlniatuia e are on all aider of ur It rone cf tbele would be great men would fight aod bare d m* with It, we m ght reatouahly hope for an I upro?eiu-> ?t Iu bur It era but aa It Ir ? I la ru?penr-. f-ar aod onCertainty We are eujoj log good hea1 th throngUout t ha entire ffttli Dient? I may ray, better th?u lira-eeral J ears at the tame rearou?yet we are not wi'ootlt feara ol a rlait from the cholera wblch we rru?t hai dr?apo-a-ed frttn Ibe ( rtacent City. Our trade (till laogu idea, l ie dlatutbaneaa in the t??lgbborhoid tend to ttinok tin I nr abieU and 1000 without ajme aitera'doo. we Mail hat* to etai d Mill. Whoa a pUftn li*.i moh ?o bud 1 bat ?Mir. breed and ether article* of pro* atom run flrd no b'ddar* (.'ore?.'hi at aumt >n th-nr. i* tin.* for ' Yank*** " t" g" and dig gold in Mailt >ruta. By lb* wn?, M*te" F.dltora can't yon *ug(-?t ?nai* plan by which w? oan torn to ?oin? kmhuo' tu* **r>)re* rf torn* thr*e thousand of (^ua*q Viot >ri%*j h'aeh ritiz?n*. "ho are hero without word or *uy ?i*U hi* BM-ao* of *X'#t*no*t In portohoonrr St H?l?ua, loadiic (or N?w Orltini* faicM CuaaiwT.?Man pork US, (1 >ur >7, pilot hired 4; navy fc; lard 10. hnttrr 10, 0->ndl*? IV. an. eai 0 a It; rice 4ta a 0. macheral. uo rate; end h 4 a S; nahigatiy JO a 40. logwood fl a 10: ladi.ro M> a ?u, o>rbihral SO a H'lH; earraprrttla 11a 20; yell w oina luml *r 26 a 40. woita mi. 28 a 80 par th a<?n t: h o. gl*e, cjpr??t f 8 a 12, 0 siou 0 a 8.-Ceo. AT O V < f ynnc hh b. A eolltaton iecurr?d o* tha railroad la N>'lM l4, Vt.. b*tw<ao the paiaengrr and f'?i*ht ea*e a I- ? d*?a Mure owing to the miepiaaeni' nt of tb? a?.iteh b'.ldiidfta ti Perce, cooruo'rr. had h'e h. * urk-nN and an iron tod run into hi* to gh A ImW. ' arg'k . t -a ^all" if i t 3> ?, V ? <Jft'i,r J >? t.'s . ...:U ra ' freight ear *