Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 26, 1849, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 26, 1849 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. SaiUlwcit wrnrrof Kullon ?aid Nuiaa It*. JAMES UOHDON BESSETT, proprietor. THE /Mil. y HERALD - Tun editioia, 1 centi per ropy?*7 mar jarvm 1 hr AiORIllSG EDITIONu pubtiehed at 1 o clock "7jt ah.t dot, tlnltd bt lore b.enhfult ; the ALTKKNUUN ^)ITRJN f n tr A W of the neiciboye at 2 o'clock. rat HfiiA'tF HERALD, for eir uliturn on tMi Conti moot w |K< < ?*< u Raturd ir. at tijt cmtt per copy or $3 per nrim. m, for rircu/.tim, m Euroje and printed in French and Rnyli h at 6!? ernti per copy, or &4 per annum ; the latter priteto in I ode i fr poet lie. ALL LETTERS by nwii. fnr inbecriptioni, or with adver tiorwuf.t? to lepo t p.,id. or the p it,toe in 11 be deducted from the mom remitted VOLUNTARY CURRESPOSTfENCE, containing import ant neiee lolumd jmrn ..ny yuatter of the world ; if ua ed, will be HbernliO) j a itt fnr. I lie, (If.A.11-.!/ H U|Tn wiiVHy/wiu iw might. .41) VEK T1SEMBST8, (renewed every morning, and to be pubtiehto in lAr nwi i.ii.y nit ujltrnnou editioiu,) ilt reuionuble pricee i to be written in ? yl in euible mtinner , the yropi utor not r itde lor errori in miihuicript. \ SO biUTH'F.'iiken of nnonymout communlcatiooe. M'Aat mer u inteiided for \ ee-1 ion mint be nulheiiti tiled by the mi me etnd uddrrm of 'he writer ; nor neceil irity for publication. hut ?j o punrmty of hie go it Juilh. the ennnot return rejected eemm tunic time. PMtiTISd of nil hiItde executed beautifully, and teith dmpalch Orderi near id ill the office AMI SEMENT8 THIS EVENING. BOWTVY TOBATKE. Bowsry?La?t Days or Pompeii? Natal ? > aao imam i-Uii.l or AluitTun. BROADWA V rH BATHE. Uro*dw*v?Kiti Wooimui.l.? baothids Mamiiabiti'* Gtmhastiui?9la*mbb iiid cbaamib. RATIONAL THEATRE. Ohithia 8qn?m?Vatiblaimi? .vow ik caurobnia? SwiETH.akt. a a o w 1tib. bumilN'STBKaIitX, vjnualxri itreot? Kmooe tmm Pba ooea tapt Ham HKBaNIW ball. Bto*l?u, BOW Broome?Cmbiatt'a i JtiominA HUTGERS INSTITUTE, Bkdioon itreet-Nsw ObleAki Sbb bkadbka. ALHAMURa. Broadway. noar Prtnoo?Babdb, Lbwt ft Oo.'e Ambbwak Cutout ZOOLOGICAL BALL, Bownrjr?Tab Ambiibbb ft Oo.'e Vbbabbu ib. OHINKBK MUSEUM. SXt Broadway?Oh i beau CrBloumsB. BROOKLYN CONCERT Sai.OO.V-WHITA'A SEBeyaderb. CHINESE 13SEMBLY RIMM3. Braadvaj-Jaaet Gouoli Boibab Da* mmi. . Iiw lort, Monday, February 'AO, 1840. rriKiit Muteof Europe, To any one who has attentively watched the condition of Europe, since the breaking out of the French revolution ot February last, that part of the world presents an interesting and curious spectacle. It is, indeed, a problem, the solution of which is rendered more and more difficult by every arrival ot intelligence ir< m mat quarter; In order to arrive at a probable conclusion of j what the ultimate result will be, it is necessary tor us to take into consideration the etate of the continental nations previous to the French revolution. In the first place, they were borne down by debts jncurred by the prosecution of wars against each other, during the two preceding centuries, and the interest of which was, and still is, a heavy burden on the masses ot the people. Monarchy and des{otism were the only recognised forms of government; and the people were led to believe that the right of k ngs to govern was of divine origin; and to acknowledge that right, and to submit to such government as they thougtit proper, was preached from the pulpit, and by other means instilled into their minds. A change, however, was produced by the long peace which succeeded the wars that followed the acceas'on of Napoleon. Within that time, civilization progressed at an unexampled rate. The art ot printing was diffused over every country, and education and moral enlightenment followed in its train. The power of steam, ns an element cl locomotion on land and water, was also discovered, and this tended to con cent rate the nations, and, by making the people of ?ach more intimate and latniliar with the others, destroyed, in a great measure, the national antipathies and prejudices which had existed between them. The next offspring of the human mind which promoted civilization, was ihe practical deduction that the ocean could be navigated by steam power. This brought the American republic, with its free and liberal inetiiuiii ns, within sight almost of the people of L'uroj>e, who could not help contrasting their condition with that of this country; and though last, not least, the magnetic telegraph has ust lent us inlluenre in the same general direction. These successive discoveries exercised their proper influence on the mind of Europe. Thought was stimulated, theories were propounded, sys terns wt re examined, truth was elicited, and error was refuted. It was natural that in this new state of things the science oi government should come in for its share of tcruiiny, and it did. The consequence was, the birth and propagation of new principles and new ideas, totally adverse to the monarchical and despotic forms which had heretofore existed, and by which Europe had so long been governed The masses became discontented; they became aware of their strength; they panted for a change, they struggled, they tried, and Louts Philippe was hurhd front his throne, as the first eruption of the volcano. Other European nations followed the example of the people of France; and from the downfall of the King of the French to the present time there has been a contest going on in Europe between democratic principles on the one hand, and those ot aristocracy and despotism on the other. The result of this struggle is a problem. It is said that there will be a reaction in France?that the people will return to monarchy, or to the empire ; but we do not believe any such thing. France may. and probably will, be unsettled for some time to come; but that the people will ever consent to yield or give up universal suffrage, we never will believe. We rather believe that that country will go on in her career, and that she will become more practically and less theoretically democratic every year, until she shall settle down into a state o perfect republican action and progressive repose. We believe the same of England, of Germany, of Italy?of every country in Europe. There is a show of liberty in England, and the change may not take place there so sson as many expect. Bat that it will occur, sooner or later, we firmly and religiously believe. The same principles are at work there which drove Louis Philipp? from Paris; which sent the Pope to Gaeta, where he was remaining at the last accounts; and which has made Germany and Italy like unto two vast cauldrons, boiling and bubbling over their brims. Mow, to suppose, at this particular crisis of the world's history, with such influences at work as we have reiened to, at a time when France is ac tually inundated with newspapers?when every man thinks?when the human mind is in active operation?when the Un.ted States of America it " cloud by day, and a pillar of fire by night" to the nations of Europe, to struggle and keep struggling till they rtach the same proud and lofty pre-eminence winch we occupy?when America is pursuing her career of greatness?to suppose, for a moment, there is a probability of monarchy or the?mpire being restored in France, is absurdIt would be us easy for Europe to return to the age of Charlemagne. There will, however, be insurrections, revolutions, and struggles, in all the countries of Europe, for many yearn 10 come, belore there will be repose. Every nation must go through the aame ordeal which trance has already passed, and which i-rance haa yrt to pa?g. Internal war and insurrection will s icceasively follow, before the end will have been obtained. Tnen, and not tiii then, will Europe be quiescent. The effect of those things on the commercial intercuts of that part of the world will be disastrous, in spite of the occasional lighiiug up of a day. The whole system of credit, commercial, nauonal.and individual, will be annihilated and ut'eily destroyed; and the commercial men of America, who are intimately connected with the existing state ot things in Europe, will follow in the same tram, <and experience the same results. Until this ordeal hall have been passed, thera will b? no repose ia Europe. But in the United States, from these very disasters across the water, enterprise of every kind will acquire a freek energy and a new existence. Prepare, then, for the crop of wonders. Who will oirs General Tatlor a Cbrtipicatk op Character 1?Our cotemporary, Cqlonel Webb, is one of the queerest editors c >un cted with the press. He has been tearing himself to tatters for the last few months, because no one will give General Taylor a certificate of his good conduct on the field of Buena Vista. He blows up General Wool without measure, because that distinguished soldier thinks General Taylor requires no certificate of character at all from any person. What would Napoleon have said, a moath after the battle of AuBterlitz, if any one of his office beggars bad insisted that some of the generals who fought under him on that great occasion, ought to gi?? a certificate to him of his good conduct on that celebrated day 1 He would have ordered the rash individual to the lunatic asylum. In such a light, we believe, will Generil Taylor look upon Mr. Webb's curious effort to blow np General Wool, because he will not give General Taylor a certificate of good generalship on the field of Buena Vista. PerhapB, however, Colonel Webb may think that General Taylor, on retiring from the army, may attach as mach importance to a certificate irom his old associates, as he himself did, when he resigned his commission as lieutenant, some years ago. Un that occasion, Mj. Webb, after much labor, procured a certificate of goou conduct from various officers, which ho paraded before the public with great complacency. We do not think, however, that General Taylor is in the snme predicament. The nation has given mm a certificate 01 good character, and the whole world hua countersigned it. 1'eihaps, however, if our cotemporary could get a certificate of his fitness to fill, and lua certainty of getting, the mission to Berlin or Madrid, it would satisfy him as much as a certificate in favor of General Taylor from General Wool. Would it quiet him any 1 Ofpice Skekkks at Washihgtoh.?The newspapers state that Moses H Grinuell, James Watson Webb, J. Prescott Hall, and other gentlemen of this city, are at Washington, looking after the Bpoils of cilice and the distribution of favors. This can hardly be, it we look at the positive dsclaraatons of those gentlemen before the election. It may be recollected that the committee, hailing from La Fayette Hall, composed of these and other politicians, made solemn and positive public declarations, when they came out in favor of General Taylor, that they would accept of no office in the event of his election?that thev AiA not support him tor office, but frcm the purest and most patriotic purposes. Of course, with such declarations and pledges before the electron, they would not venture to go to Gen. Taylor and ask for office, or accept ot any such favors (rom any quarter. They are pure patriots, and must remain so. Ikibbestino fuom llio Gkanbe?By the irriT tl ot the tine brig R. Ue Zaldo, last night, Capt. Brooks, lrom Kio Grande, Brazil, we are in possession of news from that place np to the 21st of December, for which we are thankful to tne gentlemanly captain. At the time he left, there wsre stiong rumors of war. General Oribe was augmenting his forces oa the frontier, and the Brazilians were getting field pieces and other equipments ready for service. A man of war6tramer from Rio, full of troops, entered the harbor as the K. De Zaldo came out. Late news from the Iliver la Plate states Buenos Ay res to be again blockaded. Freights were very dull, and but little business was doing. At Montevideo, they were daily expecting an uruvui ui v rcucu iroojw ironi r.uroi>e. N*w Fire Alarm Bell ?We understand that a petition, numerously signed, is to be presented this evening to the Common Council, for the purchase of an alarm bell for the Union Market One is muck wanted in that section of the city; and now thut the bell of the Essex Market is broken, there is no reason for not granting the wishes of the petitioners. Indeed, the safety of that part of the city requires such a bell and in such a place. The petition should be acted on at once. More Libel Suits.?We understand that legal advice has been taken on some of the slashing criticisms on lk-nedetti which have been published in the Counter the Ettit Ums, and in the Courier and Enquirer, and that they are consideivd equally as libelous, end more actionable, than the criticisms of the Herald on Mr. Fry's management of the Italian Oj>era. If this is so, we should not be surprised to see more libel suits commenced on this musical subject. The more the mernsr. From Trans Island.?We iearn from Capt. Hill, of the brig Protection, Irom Turks Island, 1st inst. ihat the new governor was sworn into office on the 30th ult. He also informs us that no salt was to be had at that island. Cltjr Intelligence. Thk W eat her .? V ester day *u a wet, disagreeable, gloomy day. The rata of the preceding night was foil twed by snow, which fell pretty briskly In the moaning, and this wae again succeeded ly rain, wbloh continued all day. It was not cold, but very unoom* fortable; and the city was as dull as might be expected under the circumstances. Retct'kd from Drowniwo.?A man named Patrick MeKennsgh, yesterday fall Into the East river, at the foot of Beekman street, and cama near drowning. He was rescued from death by officer Jamas Kinney, of the second ward polios, aided by some oitiiena who happened to be near at the time. McKennagh was taken to the station bouse, and every attention paid to him until (be recovered from the effects of the aooident wmcn cim? so near oozing aim uis lire. Fisk ?At one o' clock yesterday morning a Are broke out In tbe dwelling bouse No. 18 Desbrosses street,end destroyed tbe upper stery end roof of that house; it then spread to tbe reof of No. 14, whioh was partially destroyed, and from tbsnoe to tbs roof of No. It, wbieb was slightly injured The origin of this fire is supposed to be an incendiary. Police Intelligence. Jirrttt of Young Bur flan.? Officers Reed, Walling, Shad bolt, and Wade, succeeded en 8aturday last In arresting four young burglars, calling themselves Hugh Casey. Wn Nelson, Philip, alias Soapy. Thomas King, alias Spanish, and Charles Wilson. All these yonng rascals bare been arrested on obarges of committing tbe following burglaries The fanoy store et Ward ,Feok fc Co . lot and 104 Maiden lane, was broken open on the 3d Inst., and $860 worth of fanoy good oarried off, consisting of ?ileer and told penells, penknives, fanoy jewelry, ke ; the store of Charles C. Church, No 189 Pearl street, was entered on the 17th Inst., and $160 carried off of fanoy articles : the boot and shoe stors oceupled by Samuel Mundtll, corner of Hioks and Fulton streets, Brooklyn, on the 80th Inst, and a large smonnt of property carried away. On arresting these r??IUff, and Itirohim thalr naraanii. mv^paI nrtinlna r>f the stolen property were found. The officer* Morahad a junk rbop loomed at No. 60 Centra atroet, kopt by Samuel Coulon. and there found the boot* and ahoea stolen from Mr. Mundell. together with a large quantity belonging to the ether burglaries. A lot of dry gocde, auch ae allka. gingham*, eoate, oloaka fcc ,hove been found at thlajnnk ehop. supposed to be atolen, for which owner* are wanted The property waa all taken to the Chief* office, and the rogues were committed by the Mayor, on the charge of burglary. There hoy* are a balance of tbe gang that Theodore William* belonged to before he wa* rent to the State prlaon. V*nk/it:i.a.?The brig Elizabeth Fulton, which left Puerto (Jubello on the IWih ultimo, lately arrived at Havana, with intelligence from the belligerent*, Pae-z and Monaga*. It confirm* the account* published here of the success of the former's flotilla over that of the latter, off Maracaibo, on the 13th of December last, and contradicts the report of Paez's defeat, brought by the Hritish steamer Dee. The advices by the Elizabeth Fulton state that Monagaa', or the government forces, were almost annihilated in the conflict. [There is evidently some mistake in this. We have published official accounts, showing the very reverse of all this. Hut we must confess that Venezuela news is very funny stuff.-?Ed. Herald.] Political Intelligence. Id Onondaga county, at tha recent election, tbe wblge elected eleven and the dsaioorats foar Sspervieen. An anti wiimot provteo meeting was held at Mason, Oeorgle, on th* 13th InaUnt. The >b|ipw?d Areon and Murder Cum at Hempstead, Lang Island?The InreeilgaUon -Tha Ezcllanent-WUir'i luunial, die. Ac. The Court Houae at Hempstead U an ancient-looking wooden building. standing alone oa the plains, at tha junction of three roadr, with not aaother hahltatlaa eilhln several miles. This building is oeoupied by the sheriff of the eouaty. The eourt room is situated oa the eeooad floor-eepable of holding lire or six hundred prreons. This eourt room was the place designated by the magistrate to hold the investigation in tbe case of J. Miller, who etands ehargrd with the murder of bla wife and three children, and then firing his duelling with a view, as is supposed, to destroy aay trace of the murders This Horrible anair nas ore*tea *n Immense excitement for miles around Hempstead. At V o'clock. the bour appointed for the oourt to meet, the roods eseh wsj were lined with one ?*d two horse teems, loeded with men hurrying down to the oourt, with anxious expectations of finding out the perpetrator of deed so foul and horrible. The farmers' wires and families, for many miles around the soene of conflagration aid murder, are unusually excited, fearful that their torn might com* next. Many of the farmers hare been unable to bring tbelr bay to market, from tb* exoited state of their wires and families, who are unwilling to be left alone liefore daylight, as it is nsoessary tor tbem to start at 8 or 3 o'clock in the morning, in order to get to market in good season One of th*ee farmers, tbe other day felt determined to bring a load of bay to market; and getting up at 2 o'clock tor that purpose, tbe wife got up also woae up ber two ohil dreu. and ssid, ' Jobn, if you are going to leave us aod go to market, we will go to- for we are not goiog to stay beie and be burned up." Jobn. seeing tbe determination of bis wife, veiy coolly said, ' Well, I guess 1 rbsn't go;" unharnes-ed bis team and went to bed sgain We give this as one of the incidents ocoasiooed by tbe exoitement consequent tin the murders being discovered, tud the suspicion resting on the accused, Jonathan Miller Tbe outside of the Court House, at near 10 o'clock, was thronged with sturdy looking farmers and others, discussing tbe many rumors both tor and against tbe prisoner. All aroundtbe Court House were teams, made fast to tbe fences, and a number of wagons were fitted up like a bar, with deoanters of brandy, gin, and whiskey, craokers, oyaters, cakes, gingerbread, pea nuts, and apples, and they all appeared ell to be doing a pretty good business. Tbe oideat inbab tants never recollect seeing so large a collection of person* at the court bouse on any firmer occasion. On tbe sheriff opening tbo court reom door a perfect rush was made, and it was soon filled by tbo multitude, eager to obtain good seat* as soon as order was restored, Justices Bradiee and Pears*!! took their seats h nd oueasd court The nrlsoner. Jonathan I Miller, was brought iuto court by the sheriff, looking ri ry pale, and apparently laboring under muoh mental depression. The moment he entered the ouurc, all eyes wsre fixed upon him. He took hie seat by hta counsel. Merere Madden and Ralph. olosed hie eyes, pare a slight groan and then burled his faoe lnared silk handktrohief The oourt note being ready. Mr. Jost ph Marlon, whose evidence was interrupted ou Friday by the unsafe building, at Smith's tavern, was eontinued. Hta testimony was only on the cress-examination, and elicited nothing of any importance varying liom Visdireottestimony. Dr. Edwin Wms called and sworn -I am a practising physician in the town of Hempstead ; I made a jiott mini em examination of Mrs. Miller; I examined the body of Mrs Miller at the hou<a of Mr. Berrian, on the 17th Inst, at the request of the Coroner; he desired me to take obargeof the examination; Dr. Snedicor commenced the examination; he began by removing the ooveting of the bonis of the head; he soon informed me that a fracture was on tha skull; 1 found the skull fractured, and broken in pieces about the left temple; some portlone of the bones were loose, the fracture extended to tbe lower part of the temple bone below the ear, upwards aud over tbe top of the forehsad, near the middle of the right temporal bone, nearly on a tine with the f nature on the left side; anotber fracture iatersnotsd this, arising near tha nor*, running obliquely across the forehead; on raising tbe loose bones and those more slightly attached, a large quauttty of exiravasated hiood was found covering the brain, it appmred ra thsr r.f a pale red color, as If had been frox?u; oa removing tbe imeguuients of the bone on tbe baok side tf the head 1 saw a slight effusion of blood near thu right ear, and at the base of the skull, at the back of tbe head; the bones appeared to be but little injured by the Ore, and from their broken appearance about the ten.pie. I supposed they were broken by come heavy instrument from one or more blows; from toe freeh appearance of the blood, and from the quantity celleored, I supposed that the wound was indicted before death, and while the biood was In circulation; the right arm, I think was drawn np; the hand bent, and resting on the breast; the flash nearly burnt off; the left arm was extended, with the muscles and flesh nearly burnt off; the backoftne body but little burnt; the abdomen was shrivelled up and burnt; the legs were very muoh burnt, the lower part of them; on the lower part of one of the legs, tbe bone was bare; looked black as a clinker, oroharooai; from the confirmation of the head and slie of the body, I suppose it to be Mrs. Miller's. I saw three other bodies said to be the ohiidren. but they were so muoh burnt as to render any examination ureless; there was enough left to identify them aa human bsiags. and that was all. If the wound bad been received after death, I should not look for much blood, beoause it oould not have flowed there; the power of circulation of the blood vessels would be gone; the marks of a pressura from a blow on tbe braiu after death might be paroep tlb e without much blood. Cross Examination.? A young man was with ma; 1 think his name was Thiers, from New York, at the i ? est mortem examination; he waa one of the jurymen, supposed he was a physician, being a medl- ! oal examiner to a life insurance. Dr. Snedioor removed ! some of tbe bones with a knife before I began* The ! ektravasated blood was Immediately undsr toe broken 1 bouse. I found, also, some extravasatvd blood under the scalp, near the right ear; tbe hair was left oa the hack of tbe head ; I don't recolltot seeing any blood on tba outside of the head, except that by the sound ; the blow given would have broken the temporal artery; the blood possibly came fioni the minigeal artery, situated between the biain and the bone; the blood or watsiy part of it would flow after deatb, possibly; I was acquainted with Mr*. Miller before her death; she was a large, atbletio woman, cocaiOsrably above the average else of women; there ia sometimes ektravasated biood found in dead bo'lies on amortem ex I animation, oniy in smalt nuatuitie!-, oat no*or so ! much as In tbis esse?for iuttauce In apoplexy and 0 .'Dgsstion ol the cheet ; 11 the temperature is kept Up | the btoed will coagulate sooner ; I think there was a , piece of muslin rag around the left aria ; I caaaut say ! that 1 saw blood about the hair; it appeared to bo mat' t? d. and was pescibly five or six inches long, the wound eould hoe* been inflicted by sotne instrument beavy , and small?a brick might have caused the wound, j pioperiy applied; bit 1 think It very Improbabla; a j piece of timber might hare done It; but 1 j tblnk not. as it would bare broken tin bone, into larger pieces, one end of a piece of timber might cause the wound; but would hare driren larg-r pur- ! tioas of the bone into the brain ; a brlok falling from the beighth ot twenty feet might possibly bare caused I such a wound; Mre Miller oeuld bare inflicted the like wounds by falling down on some bard substance ; | Mrs Mil er was about ferty years of age; the wounds on the head were suOlcient of thsmselrss to cause death, and would, 1 should think, cause death imuie- j diately; I first saw the bodies in coffins; the body | of Mrs. Miller was taken out to be examined. Dr. Monsu Setnicoa was eworn and examined?1 I am a practising physician In the town of Hempstead; 1 I took part in the post mwrfrm examluaiion of the body of Mrs. Miller, on the 17th Inst; the faca was muoa ' | chtrrel, the Integuments of the face nose, and eyebrows were neatly burnt otf; the outer table of the tiontal bone, ditectly over the eyebrow, exposing the | [ can-elated constructors, or honey comb wctk between 1 the train and the skull, the rest of the skull appeared to b?i but little affected by ibe In; I proceeded Aral to j remeve the charred portion* over the eye and faoe, and removed the scalp, and eoon discovered a fraoture acrosa the hi-ad, on tracing that fraotuic I found burnt Integument*, or akin; bat en examination I louad it to b* a large mam of brain, apparently mangled and bloody; a large piece of the turnycral bone waa driven In and fractured into pieoea; thia fracture w a bounded by a line commencing directly behind the left ear. extending upward* and forward*. opposite, about the left ear, about two Inobea ; above it. it extended downward* to near the eye. and backward* to near wh.re It commenced; the cheek bone wa* fractured; on the oppoelte aide of the wound, on the right eide of the bead, waa a large extraraaation of blood; exrravaaationa were alto discovered under the acalp. near the right ear; a wound of that description might produce Inatant death, and it might not; my impreeaton la that the wound waa inflieted before oeath, for the reaaon that effusions of blood are not common after death; I could not aay pealtively the wound could net be produced after death; I have read of eaaea of extravasation of blood after death; I have not known or lead of any oace like the prevent one to occur where extravaaation of blood took place from blow* after death The hour of two arriving, the court took half an hour'* receaa for dinner. At the meeting of the oourt after dinner, jimti Wood waa cworn?The burnt houie waa altuated in a locust grove; I waa prevent at the Are of Jonathan Miliar'* houae; it waa a vary olaar, atlll morning; I think I waa then about half-past t o'clock: I live over half a mile from the houae; when I got there the west part of the houae waa all down?the frame had fallen; I did not aaalat In get ting any property fron ti>< bouse; I wt tha aza taken from tba ruins about tba middle of tba day; It appeared to be juat about tba aantra of tba watt room; wban tha axe waa found, Eldirt Millar, John flower, audaoouplaof boya, were atandlnf by; It laid upon tbeclndera and broken wall, eoma tbraa or fourlnobaa from tba ground; I waa preaant when tba body of Mrs. Millar waa takan aut; It waa takan out from tba eouthwaat corner, bar bead laid weat; tba oblmnay fall to the waat ; under tba body of Mra. Millar appeared to be a straw bad, wban Wt pryed her up; aaw no Nether? or ticking; I oannot any how aha laid, an bar back, tide, or atomach; wban wo prvad bar up wltb a rail, a light flame burnt out all over bar; bar comb waa in bar balr aa usual A long oroaa-tzamlnation hero took place, but nothing material waa elicited. Lanonon BuaLinu waa next sworn.?I raaldt near Hockawar; 1 saw a Are on tba morning of tha lllk instant, below blias and Joseph Darlon's, aboafrhalfpast 4 o'clock; I aaw tba flamee of It wban 1 flrst aaw tha Are; I cannot say from what part of tba houaa tba flamea came; I called Mr. Darloa: after I called up Mr. Darlon I passed along about forty rods, and stopped at tha school bouse and locked down tba road, and supposed It to be tba flrst bouse down the road; I then passed on. aa my borsas wouldn't stand; I aaw a team at the juaotlon of the road wblch turns off to Willlamsburgb and Brooklyn, about a mile tba other side of Jamaica?which I took far Mr. Miller's team; he bad a load of closer bay on; I dross pretty fast; my horses are good trasellera; 1 bad on a load of hay; I lira about four miles from Mr. Miller's bouse; I started at half past three o'clock, from home; I was going at about lour Bilks an hour, I cams in tight of ibis team just the otkar side of the turnpike gt'?. and wm 'n e ght oear tvo alm) i uid? an with Mo ' " mml mo tbo bors##, at tba tarn-off to no to WUltamabargh; ' look't H tbo team and thought It wm Mr. Ml ler'o teem, ao It wm one I bed oiteo a >ir. <t r .r ait bow being fto'olock.tbo Court adjourned o?or uotil bolf put 0 o' cloak oa Monday morolng. The crowded oourt room we* then aooa alaorad ol lta lunt wbo. of'ar patronising tbo whiskey oad oyet?r wagons 'ought tbeir raspeotlre wegoos mud trotted to*erd< bom* iu oidar t?t-H their anxious wive* lb# roault ol tbo doj'a proceedings. THK STATAMKNT 01' MR. MIT.LKR. Cobonkb's In<iukst. held tbo 17th day of February, 1840 on tba bodies of Mr* Mary Miliar. Mary J ?o* Miller, An'hooy D Miller, and John Henry Millar. On tbi* it.quart, Jonatbaa Miller, the butbend aad father of the d?o*Med bodiel, was examined before tbo Coroner's Jury, and testlded under oatb as follows:? Jonathan Mii.slh being sworn seya?My wife oalled me op; abe wm indisposed; told bar that rhe bad bet* ter not get up, as 1 bad prepared erary thing orer night. Anthony my son. was not well, and as 1 bad my bore* ready I did not wak* any of ray ohllren. At ter lettnga light end dressinr 1 went <io*h stairs; took the candlr from the s'lok, after going downatairs put it Into the lantern; went to tbe oarn. neard u* dock strike two either before or alter going to the barn; came but, kindled a Or*; all tne ta unj slept up stairs; I had soma oolfea and eat some breakfast; went 10 tha barn and harnessed uiy horses; *?ut iuto the bnuM aga n leaving uiy horsea Uii.-n?d r.o ihfence; pat on my ovarcoat, tha candle was standing on the lame anout itie (.outre ot the r<>oin; lit uij> pipe closed the draught ef tha store blew out the oaodie, and w?nt out; shutting and latching the door after in* ? loosened uiy horses from the tenor, got oh tha wag in ai d drore tir, I lit the oandle with a looo loon ra tted, flrsr heard of the nalamity from William Kv-rc and Hanry Nnatrand, at Bedford, on my way horns; has not been to the premises bnt onoe sinoa yesterday marnlog eai ly? I invariably leave tha axe at tha south door af the num. HI tarn* (J to tha ait.dien; uauuot say positively I left the axa in thai plaoe the day before, wnen I was none using it; was informed tho axe was found In the rums about the centre of tbe wast room: I identlfr the axe as my propeity; about fltteen silver spoons

ware in tbe closet in the west roum and also a trunk wiih brass nails andariDg on the top,by the side of my bed. myself and brother have looked among the ruiu* and nan tlnd no vestige of the spooo* or trunk; some paper money and $112 were in tbe trunk; not muoh mn.ey, but Other papers; no suspicion against auy one, a colored woman washsil fornivfam ivno Tuesday, who knew that a load of bay was on tha wagon; luy bed nlood lu the soutuwest ooiuer ol tun noui , up sti.ii'. hrad to the w.-st; b d ot my daughter stood la a room to the north, with her head against tbe ceiliog. between tbe rooms; my two eon* slept iu tbe opru garret. i d tha south side of tha bouse, adjoining my own bedroom.heads totke west; undoor from their bed room to the room of my daughter; tbe ceiling of bed room was about seven feet high, oelllog below abaut eight leet high. Tbe hou'e wa- ajvrry heavy timbered houis Hist heard of the calamity ?b -at 1 o'clock The hay was not a good article; it was mouldy I oertifv thtt nhiiTH tn hit M. ftorrai.t an mm rtfc *?f mif twinmnw n the above Inquest. [Signed] JONATHAN MII.LKlt. Tlitatrlcal and Musical. Bowkrt Tiikaihk?The '-Last daya of Pompeii" has met with meat decided eucoeea at thle house daring the past week, in-oniuoh that the manager hat concluded to giro it ata n during the present one, a'ong with several new pleoes which have been fur some time in preparation. It is got up ia splendid style. and the aotlog of all in it is worthy of ooasmrndation. The Bowery Theatre has long had the reputation of producing this style of drama In the beet manner, and them is no tear of ic* toeing this character as the scenery, dresses to of the establishment are aa brilliant aud beautiful as any one can wnh for. Tbe "Mill of Aldervon." which will be played this evening, previous to the ' Last days ot Pompeii." Is raid to be a most interesting drama, and ws Cave no doutt will be entirely sucoersf 1. Tbe pretty little oomedy of-'Naval Kngagocuentt" will com menoe the entertainments Gilbert, as the old admiral, aots capitally in this piece, as do Vlr. Gilbert. Mi<s Taylor, and tbe rest. We ezpeot to see the house crowded National Thkatbk ? To night, in addition to the ever popular p'ece of " Mose In Calitornia," wa are to ... ... v/ui1u ullub ilfjlment" plejed, A if* Mestayar Uklog the part of the charming Madeleine. All the innsio of the pleoe will be given. Tue laughable comedy of -'Sweethearts end Wives" will also oe played, W. B. Chapman playing the famous Billy Laokaday. not forgetting 'omt oduce la It the original lament. There ie bnt little oecaelon fr>r any one to recommend the good folks of Me* Yoik te patronise this popular home; they do that spontaneously. we may say. as night after night boxes and pit are densely crowded by most respeotable audiences, i hanfran must be making money feat, and be drservee to do so; for a more popuar and *xoeilent manager ne*rr was known in New York Suo ores does net nuke hiin oarelese; on the oootrary.it erems but to stimulate him to take greater pains to plesee his patrona. Bbosuwat Theatre.?TUs evening, the new and highly successful diama of ''Kate Wooahull," by the author of tbe "G.ory and S ane of England," will be t> peatrd tt tlila theatre. Tha em-memorable events which the pleoe brings to otr reoo'Jeotion, the glorious era in tt e Jhl-tory of tbe world whioh it illustrates, and the illustiioui na tes on tha side of the ae ertere of our independence, which it enuineiater ? apail from the sterling talent of ibe gentleman fr< na whose pen it has emanated - cannot fail of renderit g it a favorite with the publ o for a protracted period. Although tbe history ot th<- revolutionary war Is ae tm perishable. as tbe blessings It ha? conferred on the hu nan fsmiiy are enduring- and whicti win endure un til "time lieel sbellf have a p?iiod" nevertheless, dra matio representations like tnis refresh our memories a to the liuies tbat * tried men's souls," and make us se a full estimate upon the liberties we enjoy. A "diver tisement," in which tbe brothers .Viarcinetti will ap pear in Iheh grand stilt exeioisrs and antique athletic rpoit', w'll bpresented A new taroe?" Slasher and Crasher"-will follow, in wbioh Mrs Isherwocd and Meter* Hadaway, Vachs, Shaw, uui Morehouse will play The attractive and varied entertainment* of the evening vaill conclude with the ascension of the biothers Martloetti und Madame Martlnettl. from the etsge to the vast height of the gallery. The Martinetti latuily come to Mew Vork with a European repu tation of a high erder, and we nave no doubt of their being duly appreciated heie. The bill for this even Ing i* certainly a felicitous combination ?f the histsrical the ititeliea'ual, and the national, and as suoh, it will be regard* d by a crowded audience. Bubtoh's Thkatmk?- Thii evening will be played here the new oomieal, original, mutical extravagant a, entitled the ' King of the Peaoooki." The whole strength of the company will be brought Into aotton, which, with the splendid ecenery, the magnlfloent dresses, and the eoui-tbriling music, will eneure for it another moet favorable reoeption from the patrene of enitriri.-e and the admirer* of talent. The "Kast Man" anil maintains hie position in the estlmatien of the publie He will thie evening etaod again a* a candidate lor additional honors aud. unless the aoademioal distinction ? "fatmum i/ut Meruit," is a mere sound, he vi111 bear away the laurels. In this most exoeileat comedy there are some very fine strokes of noting, while the ktgber and nobler pulsations of the heart are strikingly developed A valuable lesson may he learnt from nil nesting lis representation The wild andlmprovldeat may be arrested in their eareer, the hollow-hearted will be eeen in their true oolors, while to family pride is offered up, as an atoning eactlHoe. that whtoa bad been refuted to the demands of justiee and humanity. We perceive that the bene tit for toe family of tha late Edmund Simpson. Esq , will take place on Monday evening next. Maroh the 6th. Tat* does oredit *o the heart ot Mr Burton. It is a mark of irspeot to the memory of n departed brother professional. Ptiy for end ajmpathy with the sufferings of others, are ibe emanations of noble bsart U-neroieooe 1* one of the highest prerogatives of homin nature In lie moat amlabte and perlest form, and In all ages it ?aa regarded; for we And the igueen of Carthtga say lug ? ' M?n ignore >nuli miterti tuccurrrrt discs." Touched with miseries whlc'i myself hu kaowo, 1 earn to pity rorroas like my own We are aure that thla appeal will meet with a generous and a liberal iespcnre. American Ciact'a.-Thli evening the publle wil bare a great treat. Tfce bill recites many attraotlon which will amply repay those who attend for their time. Pony races, hurdle races, illurtratlona from the prize fight between Too Hysr aud Yankee dulnven, borseoian' hip and gymnastics, conatltute a part of the entertainmi n's. In short there will be something to suit aud gratify every taste. Sueh strenaour efforts on the part cf managers, deserve the most liberal support. r IIIIITt'a MlPI?TIKI.a w'riAl MM In ll?W 1,1,1 loaopbera t* a? great m to go to California; and at they bate now barn perforating for neatly three yeoia In tbit city, it Vfeowt bow deep a root tbo lore of *uob amuelng and taoi-llent perfoimaaoe* bat taken among our citizen*. Young and old, grave and gay all kindt ot dtrpoeitisna and tempore, will find enough to ammo and lntere*t tbem at tbe eoncert* of Chrlaty'a Mlntttel*. Nkw O*i.can Skrv.nadkm ? To-night thai* original geoluee* will give their concert at flutger* Initltuie. In Madleon ?treat. In order to aooommodate oltlzeoaouth* eaetern aide of the city They are unqueetlonably moat excellent performer*, and aa naalolana, vocaliat* aod deleaeatore of Ktbieplau pe tallaritioa, tbey are moat perfect. They lotrodeoe never el new tonga thia evening, and aleo give ihtir eelabratad barleequM. The OitTiet ? Tbete mualoal wonder* eonotaded tbeir performance* at Philadelphia on Saturday night, wbtn they performed at tbe Pbliharmonlc oonoert During tbe laat two week* their auooetain that eity boa been unvarying and triumphant. Tbey open to night at Baltimore, where tbe mualoal world are moat anxloaa to welcome tbem; thence they proceed to Waahtngton, and we have no doubt that emit all the artltt* oasembled there during the inauguration, the Diatln* will prove lione, and reoelve tbe Ilea'* abare of golden opinion* from all. Their auooei* la wall deterred. /ooi.oqil-al Hall? Bomir.?The tloneaa and her three cube can be neen every day and evening nt thia truly interacting exhibition Van Aaburgh It Co 'a collection of wild animal* 1* the beet and moat oomplet* In America. Slgnorlna Borgbere, aaalated by Slgnor Laaanno, will give a oonoert In Workington on the 6th Marob next. Marine Affklro. The ataoiMblpCheeepeab*, Captain Mix, whloh tailed on Satnrday fer Cbegrad, returned yeeterday, In ooncequence <>i her furoae* bar* having barned oat. by ueii g Kngilnh bltuminone ooal Inetead of the Cumberland ooal, whloh tbey were nnnble to obtain at the time of ber departure. It wo* anppoaed tb* anbatltnta would do. but tb* heat proved too muoh for the bar*. The defeot will ho reaedled la n abort Ua*. THE VERY LATEST EUROPEAN NEWS. ffke French Hep a lie. Southampton, Saturday. We have just received further advices from Havre, which give us a day's later news (ram that port. The couon market continued during Friday very firm, and the prices steady. Our correspondent says s " Should your Liverpool market still continue to some firm and active, ws shall have increased business li^cottan, and at advanced prices." Paris, Friday morning, Feb. 9. The chief subject of conversation in tne political circles, is the adoption of M Lauj liaaia' project for the dissolution ot the Assembly. It is uow certain thst the dissolution will take place early in April, and that the new elections may be expected to take place on or about the 22d ot that month, and consequently, the new Assembly may be expected to meet on or about the 7th ot May The statement of a congress of the Catholic powers ot Europe convened at Gaeta, to determine en ste|>e to reinstate the ['ope in his dignity again, is confidently spoken ot here. nnln. The Memorial Batdiiait states that an express had aimed from Viuoria and B-iyonue, stating that the Madiid mail of the 1st tust , which was known to be missing, had been attacked and captured by a Car list baud, beyond Viuoria, where ihe remnants ol the carriage conveying it were tound on 'he road. The mail of the 2<l had arrived in due course. It is stated that Cabrera had been killed in an engagement with the Queen's troops, but we do not place it to good authority. Ireland* LivKiPoor., February 10, 1849. The letters of orr Irish correspondents, dated Friday night, have ju9t come to hand. Their contents are devoid of importance. The trial of Mr. Gavan Duffy has again been attempted before the City Commission Court. Mr. Attorney General has again had another, the fifth indictment, brought against him; as yet the preliminaries are not argued, and for a day or two the new trial cannot go on. Tcis unparalleled persecution, not prosecution, has filled the minds of every lover of fair play with disgust, hatred, and contempt of the crown lawyers, aud, will, no doubt, tend to bring the laws into contempt, instead of securing for them an unreserved respect and ready obedience. The propo. sal of ministers to extend the duration of the suspension of the habeas corpus act is most unpalatable to all classes. The repeal party are especially annoyed, as they were in hopes of reviving the old sgitation after the beginning of March. However, as the government can command sweeping majorities in both houses, Faddy must endure a tims longer the snubs and insults of lnlamous detectives, and re I.. ..... ,.IU I.'I ...1 ..I U . pjjtl'1 me lano mi uiu uuKiauU) tt nunc oiavc 9 lie IB, and must serve. With reference to Mr. Duffy's case, to which we have alluded above, we omitted to state that his counsel had moved the court to cause trie Attorney Geneial to quash all former indictments. which was refused. Mr Butt then handed in a plea in abatement, which took this fifth indictment on the hip, burying the law officers of the crown chin-deep in chagrin and mortification. One of the jury who found the last indictment, is objected to, on two grounds:? first, that he was not resident, at the time of finding, within the county of the city, and that he had no property within the same Units; 2d. that he had property, and wcs resident in the ptrish of St. George, which parish was not within the county 01 the city of Dublin, though within the borough. The pl>a in abatement was argued yesterday, but, up till this hour, (11 o'clock A. M.,) we have not received the decision of the judges thereon. The news from the interior of Ireland does not possess any feature of importance. TIM Latest Pi Ices of American State Stocks. London, February 10. It is gratify log to ba abla to observe tbat the Improvement noticed in there securities, in our report on this day fortnight, has continued and tbat we are again in the position to advise another rise in all the leading stocks belonging to the United States ? There is still a brisk demand for United States 0 per cants; on the 27th ultimo they were quoted at 104 a 105; now tbey readily oommand 108)i, and in come instanoea 107 It is not unlikely that wa may have to report a farther advance by the next steamer, as the market baa evidently an advancing tandfncv. Nh? Yoik 5 oar eantfl. lft&A nnnfsdan this day fortnight st 9i, have bran steadily rising, and were to ds; done at 93>?. 94, 94jtf. whilst holder* demand 96, which will, no doubt, be the ourreat rate in a (?* day*. Tb# same description of stock, payable in 1868 and 1860, commands the rates already quoted. Owing to the uncertainty which preral.s respecting the decision of the Pennsylvania Legislature, on the subject of the relief notes, Pennsylvania five per cents have been neglected daring the last two wreks, and prlees hare reeeded from our last quotations, and are now quoted at 73 to 74. Should the relief notes be redeemed, prioes are sure to advance, and parties well Informed seem to think that 80 will be realised Ohio six per cents oontinue very suady, and are sold at 93 to 94. An advance has been established in Massachusetts sterling bonds, 1868, which now realise 100. This description of stook t* in fair demand in South Carolina Ave percent*. Barring U Co., a moderate business has been done, and we must alter our prioes to 86 to 88 No change can be report ed in Louisiana live per cents, Baring k Co' prices being quoted at 86 to b7. Kor Maryland dve per oents sterling bonds there has been a remarkably steady demand during the fortnight, and prices, which were quoted at 74 to 70 on the 97th uit , are now set down at 78 to 79, and in a few instances at 80. This advance speaks well lor Ibu prosperity of this State, and the public credit wbloh it enjoys. Alabama Av? per cunts and sterling bonds are Arm; and Virginia six per cants are done at 91 to 93. Tire Latest Market Reports. LivxarooL Cotton M.rrrt, Sstvhusv, Feb. 10 > Half-past Kleven. ) Tba Market for Cotton opened this morning with a very lliin aud buoyant feeling It is expeoted that before tbe clove of buiine-e a good business will be owns, and at very Brut prices? >h? prioes from Manchester come firm and market active, which will aot iavorably on to day's martet here. LivKRrooi. Conn Market. Feb 10. 1849. The demand for almost ctery article of the trade continues without the least change or alteration from what was reported at the market of yesterday Flour sells at about tbe same currency, whilst the demand tor Indian oorn and Indian meal met with only a limited demand. Lounow Mowkt Miiiit, Feb 10. The money market opened this morning at the olesing quotation of yesterday, the market not haying a particularly active appearance. Tbe share market, which la greatly Influenced by tbe money, opened tbte morning with a languid appear* ance, and a further decline in prioee is anticipated before the oloee of to-day's business. MiscHicirii Uonos inn Yaait Masrkt, Fk*. 10. A somewhat limited business Is doing, owing to the Increased price demanded by the manufacturers of printing cloths. We do not report any change in the gtneial good* market. The value of light fnbrles is supported, but tue heavier descriptions nre much neglected. In 36 inch sheetings, we have little business doing, but prices are well maintained Buyers of yarns are cautious in their operations, and rofase to pay the advance demanded We may just add that the margin between tbe cost of car ton and the prloe obtained for yarns Is quite too small. Outflow leon Market, Friday NionT,Feb.9. TCe advioes from America, with orders for all ktada of Iren, baa cheeked the fall in the prioaa of Pig Up to thla hour there haa been a oouaiderable buainaaa done In brands suited for trie United States markets, and at prices ranging from 49 a 61a No. 1; and lor No. 1 Oartehtra 61a a 63s Sd net, prompt sash. Other descriptions are also Orm, but in leaa demand, which may be quoted 61s No 1 and 60al0s 6d far 3-6 No i and 3 6 No. 3. Manuraotured iron la aiao Arm, with an ad anoe on some descriptions, say nail rods, which command ?1. | Psnis Moitit Market, Fab 9. The tranaaotlona in the Paris money market, up to the departure of the express for London, has ohanged but little from the previous day's astlon. The returns of the Bank of Franoe are reported favorable Treasury notes had dlmintahad, and the amount of protested bills had diminished Movements of Individuate. Hon. Millard Fillmore, Vioe President eleet, arrived In Philadelphia on Friday evening, and left yesterday morning, ter Washington. Ex-Governor Kent, of Maine, la In Washington. Mr. 8oule, United States Senator from Louisiana Tom the 4th Maroh next, haa arrived la Washington. We are happy to atate that Mr Jaeob Thompson, of Mississippi, baa recovered from his sickness, and rammed his seat in thb house ? Waohington Union. Charge Scuttlino a Vessel,.?Thn officers and irew ot the brilisb bark Kate Kearney were arrested by the U. S. marshal, at Chatham, on Saturday last, and are now undergoing an examination before Charles L. Woodbury, Ksq., U. 3. Commissioner,on a charge of destroying, by scuttling, said batk. The veseel, it seems, was ireinhted at New York with corn, for Cork, Ireland ; on her passage she sprung a leak, and put into tins harbor in distress. Her cargo was discharged; she waeplaced upon the waye and repairrd ; she then proceeded on her voyage, and had been only a day or two at sea, before she was stranded on Chatham bar, where her wreck now remains, with holes bored in her bottom. Though there is no doubt that some one on board scuttled the vessel, no evidence has yet been adduced belore the Commiaiuoner to day lo implicate any particular person.?Botton IVovriUr, Feb. 20, A meeting was held in Montreal, Cn , on the !7tb Inst., to protest against the payment of the losses of >hs rebels, which has been proposed in the Parliament >f th* ooleny, ~ 1 f TELMftAPHM INTKI.MiiEME. The Southern Telegraph. The Southern line of telegraph still continued to work but indifferently yesterday. We are, therefore, without advices from beyond Baltimore. The Southern Mall Baltimobs, Fob. 2ft, 1810. Ths mall bai failod beyond Raleigh, North Carolina. Tito Weather, HarkoU, So. Pit tsoukmh, Feb 26,1840. It ha* boon raining the mom of Ih? cloy. The supply of flour It small Sales are tasking at $4 81>ftc. Wheat was at 70c. Cora?Small oaUe yall..? at 40c. Ua'e?Salvo at 26o Sugat? Vaw Or loan* steady Wbi.kvy?Dull at 20>ic There was as cbatgs In other artistes Cincinnati, Feb. 26,1840. It bae been raining all day. Tbe riser io rising Vlmir- -?a 75 Sties 300 hhl? In nvnvl.lnnt and groceries there If nothing doing. New OuLitni, Feb. 20 ?P. M. Tbe provision market. o?iu* to unfavorable aooounte from New York. h?a broom* depressed, eod prions hare liirtu way. I note a deoline ?f $1 p-r bbt in pork. Trioie is u?w selling at >10 per obi . and iness at a similar reduction. Lard also duil. Sugars and molasses steady Nothing new to notice in tl mr or grain Tbe waters of tbe Mississippi bare considerably abated, and we are not appreOeouiug an oeerdow. Toe weatber is now extremely cold for our climate It is trussing rafndly, and considered the oldest erer known in this atitude. Our city oontini #< in a healthy condition. Ttic Consular System. Sir?Never wi? coudriutidiiou more just than that which, in the Heruld <>t the 18th January, yon pronounced on our present " Consular system," ll eyeu m it rnuy be termed, which requires to be ordered by radical reform. You apprehend that this unpt ttuiit matter ties not been uliuued to tu Conpress since tiio luminous and able rx/> ise of it by Mr. Kuebamin: hilt I rnlher think thai. mliu. queaily, Mr. Kockwell proposed a bill, comprising nearly all the relo-ms which are uecessaiyaua I practicable. That bill, however, was laid aside, i and, a? has been many other usetul pr oposals, adjourned tine du. Whatever ains of commission er omission belong ta the legislative compost, which you well term "a collection of heterogeneous precedents," yet the law of April, 1792, to which you specially reter, in not so tar delectiva as to jusiily th? award given by the Secretary cf Slate in the Vail case?on the contrary that award is a palpable violation, not only ot the spirit, but the very letter of the said law. Thai law, however fault/ in its puqseses, states with sufFicient precision the consular tei vices which it prescribes, assigning for such set vice a proportional remuneration. The only question, then, is, were those services per formed 1 Your statement proves that they were not, the lnventoiy ot the furniture fin the Parts residence) apart. It is not, then, tne opinion of Mr. Buchanan, though " backed by that ot the Attorney Geueral," that can rendvr " perfectly legal" a tax on the estate of Mrs. Vail's children, | as remuneration for services not received. We mum presume inai tne Consul's claims, being founded on bis construction of the law, he of couise accepted us satisfaction the aunt awarded by the Secretary of State, under a similar constiuction ot the same law ; aud Aaron Vail, guardian of his brother's children, paid that sum, not, certainly, because he admitted the justice of tho Secretaiy's decision, but Irom an honorable sens* of his obligation to respect the result of the reference to which he had previously consented. Yours, Cnsaicvs. Vehy Latk fi om t>ik Caps <?f Good Ho;>k.?Tha bark Wm. H. t-hail-r, Oi pr. Hurd, arriv-d at this port thi? morning from Cape Town, Caps of Hood Hops, In the reicaibably abort paaaage of fifty four days? baring left that pla ? on tbs 1st of January. Captain Hard report* that the bark Kats floating*, from Boetsa for Calcutta arrived tbere on the Hutu of Dooeoibar; and also tbat the whale ship Mexican, of New Bedford, war in pert, bound on a oruiae. The Cape Town ptp-ra received by tbe W. H S. u< iwuBiymij uvcupiea oj me aomestio affairs of the colony. There bed been vague report* current, that dissatisfaction bad again manifested itself among the Boers, and that twelve or fourteen whit* p*r?ona bad b*en murdered beyond the I'urela; but both reports were supooeed to be unfounded The inhabitants were holding meetings and voting spirited remonstrance* to the home government against the oolony being saddled with political oonvlats from Ireland They say that if theae convicts are not oeatrollable by law In a thickly settled oonntry where the government la powerful, they will be dangerous inhabitants of a sparsely settled state, where tne arm of the law la weak. Tb* Cape Town papers oontaln an aceount of the failure of a Dutch expedition, consisting of two brigs, which was sent to punish the Sultan of Soloo for tne piraotes of himrelf and his subjects. After three days' negotiations, the brigs Or*d upon the town, from whioh a fire was returned; and after three data' attack, tha brigs retlied, having set the town on flro in several plaoes. As to tha S??bhI?I ?? !? ?tu.. tug v>|l?, m oummcroiui circular ray* that the Inhabitant* are impatiently ex* pectifg the establishment efa government bank. Toa imports during the year had decreased, notwIthiUadisg which the rate of exchange was unusually nig titan per cent and upwards an England. The town council of Natal nave Just passed an ordinance, fixing the price of a license to retail ardent spirits at ?75, or about 875 dollars.?Button franlUr, Ftkruaiy 24. Mysterious Return ?lvichurd D. Doran, merchant, of Harpet's Kerry, whose mysterious disappearance, a lew years since, has been a matter of newspaper comment, returned to his home on Saturday last. He has been spending most of his time in Glasgow, Scotland. It ts a singular oase, and will produce some strange judicial proceedings. Suuioaing that he had died, or been murdvied in Philadelphia, hia estate parsed into the hands ot administrators, and was entirely settled, so far as the stents of the court wem concerned, leaving a large surplus, just in process of distribuI tion among his legal representatives.? Charlaton (Va.) Spirit. Kali road Securities.?We, In mnnjr respect*. ire still an lBitiure people. Tbe atato stooks advanoo Is Kl gland, and then tbey are found lo possess* value here. A class of >?out1 ties it. all rvspots sup rior to them awaits the asms distinction from abroad, whoa. and not before, wo also will bo rilling to conler it. It hy should undoubted rnlroad seosrt ties, produolng seven per oeat interest, be at a discount, wails pablio 6 per cent seouilties are at a premium f it is simply oscauso noi-resiuebt capitalism toiuaia to bo informed ul their value; aa tooa tbey know it, the sagacious Oepitalisia el New York will tied it our, ai d be willing to pay au Cogliah'uaa a premium lor tto information. That they will And it rut, admits of no questi. n. and trains ton-i as the supply ol stl's publio as cunties i??b oibed nv thst act.ve demand wmch in every quarter of ii e oivilised world now ex'sts lent Ksvolutious,present and as peeled, work always th. t ansftr f oapital to <;* at t tuatiira, and st ti.is juncture 01 shun* < ursal rosd is deruied the most usourst This continence ooes net extsnd to the Southern in the sitae degree that >t dt es to ih? Nor hern at ate*. and is with rawn wholly from such yormnot the latter sa omit, to pay their inieresi. Many ot the Eastern States have ue debt whatever. The supply tt or ft re. mutt e. mn from the fow 8 aies thst bare a d-.bt, and maintain their character lor prompt payment. What amoual now rttnaiusuf public debt of that character in this oouutry f Tbs ansner to that question must lead the mind us'an'Jy to comic* r towirriawtat other soourit ?s Investment* w II toad, w tea ti e sn.alt supply ot sale State dab:, is exhausted. Au in ves'ment in good railroad bonas woutd stem to satisfy orary domai.tl rf the most sotiirnliins mlrd i. >.-t- -r. - ? V 'Wtmrna nniivnq BHiatlT wh oh boloi go to >ai.ded HMMlt-it imp.ore* ulth the growth of the oountry?ita inoono would oontiuuo from the necetmty of tranrporution even during w?r. Tho only p uable oon mgaauy to which it* velue ii expoe-d, ii tin location of the railroan on a l.nootp-bie < f being thrown outot uie by a ?npotior location. In every other n-epeot it ii the mon nerttin inre.tmeat chat extite hoot of it ii wholly indaitmotibla?connoting ehirfly of one and earth, put into a mape to itand eqn illy, when duo prov in no Umide lor draimge, with the ever eetii.g LiiJI. All railroide are notoi e'tuai oeruiinty in reipeotto laretv. From New Jertoy round bv the ihore to Tex to, the Sot pine land* ami in every part of the omit. Tbey wl on tr.ev go South and reaih in meny States to the very itefiot UoAliogh.n ei. It mint be evident that a raiiroaa Iw aied over uch audi mey e??|iy be I. jored tea Tinp-'inr I ne So alio, in many ot the Noribon Eaatera and Wietern Statee, pra riee and wide vellei* ex it, oooupied la part by a ha Ir.ud. l.utoopnMe "f hung ceoupied by othere. The iavritmen', in ei eh a ca-e, depend- eomewbat on toe Integrity of State lexielation, end I- to that exteot diminiihed la ite value. Other Reilroa-e oa ihe contrary, oooupy the only feaeible I1M between Important point* ol country, and are to guarded by mountains and riven a* to make any other route lmpjenbM and all tostile legleiation ft' i'-iete. heioiag oa tartu una ? eeloc than inch Inveetmenta oa a aO? d lire of travel. Their aotuei ?apem nty to many Sta e nlcoie, oannot lor a moment be q<teatl >n? ed I oree inquired ol the governor ol a Stat*, wh.co had run up itedebt wiib treat rapidity, but had oome toapaae* in pxymenM, whether or not ih*> wonlo repudiate. He aneaerod me without herniation and rati ing at *o muah timriieity,"Oh, not woohaU imply on.lt ptcvuion tar payment." It wae omitted. To* intenettamoui-iod to about $OOU,UU) per amnm S .ortlv afiaa. war I tattiac to ?> aooa'aaor 10 Kb iw whether hi did not foil b nadtoa?*om*aiBg toward* payment, f .r the honor of bid Hum. ' Mr atsriir (?id h?. ' It weu d ornate a rerolut na M let? a U* forthat purp< **, boy nd flUMnO."?and beyond thai ro'l.lu* bad b**a dona. Th# State. which thna perf. rai the par* of con action, can bar.nohed by no power eaoapt the award, and nntlrna arc notagmd ?ha? it I. fit* ia amry oaaaa Joa* rawaofvar. That State, howatar. enow* no merer M norpe tut thongh Itaalf bankrupt and diahouorad, make* tbtm to* the uaik. What matter ia there beta for aba action of a dlaotlmtna'ing mind. A debt dan bp aratlr jad ia enforced for tb* bereft* nf creditor! br a Sum whtoh nagiaota all Btorbion for patmant in tfca ana* of ita own d >bta It nhowa ia a marked decree the aap-rtont? ot railroad bond*. Than ari'l arer be t deep Inletea' al work to aaetir* liability on dab*i ol that okamalar Tbaawoek Inrnttroad# taoommonly held or men of property. whoa* atbar inttreata retrain amp * prorlaian of law* to oel act debt*. No ptr.oae would be fonae la aoy oommnaity, tl enter*, intereataa to rollara railroad* from that data, aad area if taa debtor ola? a ahoaid, at it frequently baa, again wiald tb* po- , litlanl powar, raliet law* woal* apply only to daotor*. a alaa* wa* art aaldom atoakholdara. Tht auwabolnara woald, oa tat contrary, be oiedltor* In the community. and aharn in none of tb* prWilegaa. even of a central am natty from debt. St that la a* * ** aran la a Stat* wMeh omitted to pey it* debt*, or la oao wbloh eoaftrntd relief oa dabtora. would railroad raada bt leapaired If auch bead* are aeon red by a mortgage prop, rly Or* we, the t*rtlee*etln(aeiruaM*e fir the bondholder! an alone ia. Kiwered. withmt aaitlng far the end of axpauair* litigation, to rniah the roqnlalt* pr itootioe In oa a of default. Tb* a* 'arlty, therefore ia a* aafe u land; Inoapabl*. whan the iaoatiaa It gaag, of lolnadeatroytd. and le enforced in tee aimpleet manner Contrattit with the aeaurlty afforded by a band at mortgage I. Von treat to the ear*, flda'.lty and akill of a lawyer, aad yen mutt be tare on *aob point, or th* title fail*. ?. Ha trait* ta the aara, fidelity and (kill of tb* reel iter aad numeroae olerka, who muat aiamla* for trort*ng.( aoarayanaa* aad Inoambtamoe*. by the mnrtgngor and all prevnraa owner*, far tea year* ftrr judgment*. and twenty yean or mum for mortgage*. S. If the property ta In pan tmproend, |? matt be Innred and U-e polity muat be raaewad, and th* nonrity may bt dafeaied by omitting a eai-peatara' ritfc, #r by Inwoduoing aom* artiei* not a? 9 lowed by the policy oa th* p-erateee ; aad yua nly oa th* (kill of the It rarer IB taking th* rieke mparatoly according to trn* prlnniplee, inatead or taking U.ea* wh oh an adjaaent, a* cupidity too often aogaeat* wlereby the oompany ia duatr jjad. 4. Toaraornnly may hei defeated hy a rale tor tare* or aaaaaarrenin, ta ia ofien dn. c without the knowledge nf the owner, aad ecmetfr *? t'unugb hi* elf .rut to eateata morrgaca. t. It la auly oted ta tka pewat of laglalauaa for th* beaaftt at