Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 18, 1849, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 18, 1849 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. wlfcimt corner of faiton and Namu ate. JAJOBI OOHDON BKNKKTV, PROPHIICTOa. not DAM. Y IlKKAl.U.? Three AXIOM, 2 emu per copy?17 for MMmm. The MOUSING EDITION it publiiheTat JoVoek A. M.. anddiitributod be/or* ; thejtrn AFTERNOON EDITION on* beI* >d of the neweboyi at 1 o'clock; and the oooond ?t H r>Lit 2 o'clock. P M. MOt WEEKLY HERALD, for circulation on Mi Continent, le published evero ILiiurdny, at 6)4 centt per copy or $S Jar circulation in Europe, and printed in IVcneh mod aiMt, ft (M cent! per copy, or $4 per annum ; the latter fence to include thepaitape. ALL LETTER S by moil, for ivbecrtptwne, or wit A ndvertteomenU, to be poiI paid, or tV piatave toill be deducted from dfcf money remitted. VOLUNTARY CORREtiTONVENCE, containing important from unf quarter of the world ; if need, will be NO N<Jfit,E taken of avonymoue communication!. What f|*[ to intended^ for ii iei tlon muet be authenlt-ntod^by the mime Mvmi vj inc iwrucr ; mi ****** r a **V of kit food ftutk. We *in**4 return rejected ^VSvfMTUiRMENTS. (renewed every mummy, and to ho IwMiMn the mommy and afternoon editione,) at reaionable prieot ; to ha written in a j>/ in. nyible manner ; the proprietor not roevonoibte for errore in manuecrift PMUSTISO of all Hindi eseeuled beautifully, and with doemmteh. Orderi retained at the ofice THE HERALD ESTABLJSHMEST u open throughout the night. AMUSCMEN1S TO-MORROW EVENING. BOWRKY THATKI, BOW?J-*ABLI ET?-TH? IABT au>. BROADWAY THEATRE. Broadway? Kme O'Nnii.?Napouok'i Ou> Uwabu?Thr Ihioh foar?Box and Cox. UTI0HA1 THEATRE, Chatham Bqaaia?Who Speak* Fi?irrf?Mo*? in C*lii j*xu-TV m and Jc umy?Caamomi Baio. BURTON'B THEATRE, Chamberi (treat?Who Bpbae( Piaar.' ?Dombby ako Bon. MECHANICS' HALL, Broad*#?, aw Broome?Ouawrr'a BlKlrlOA SOCIETY LIBRaRI, BroaJway-Nrw Oai.xAira Bbbbnabsm BROADWAY CIRSTTB, BS7 Broadway?HoaarM Anwar. Torn Raoea, and Dancing Ho Ran?By Sand#, IiBNT A Co Vtovta ZOOLOGICAL HALL, Bowery?Tan Ambubon ft 0<x'? Mbnabbbib. UHJNBBB MUSEUM, ESS Broadway?Okmui Ovusoomao. MINERVA ROOMS?Hon*. Adkibn. Hhoio and Pnn,*?orHT. STITTYllANr IVWlTI'Tt Hri.l.lrlv-Tl*Y? SlU.'* lkctvbk. Inr York, Suiirfay, march IN, 1H40. THE DOUBLE HERALD. NOTICE TO AOYERTISURS. The second double sheet of the New York Humid will be published on Tuesday incrutng next. Advertisers will pleats band In their advertisements before 10 o'clock on Monday night. The advantages of advertising in this sheet are apparent to every one. The Charter K. lection?Probable Result. The annual farce, called a charter election, will tnke place in a few weeks, and, as we have before intimated,the politicians and wire-pullers.are, with hungry stomachs and sharpened appetites, laying their plans and concocting their schemes to wheedle the foolish voters out of their suffrages, and procure for themselves the rewards of their patriotic and disinterested labors for the good of the poor people, in the shape ol fat contracts and other pickings, junkettings to Washington, and canvass back ducks. Farce is not an inapplicable term to be applied to out charter elections. For years past, our citizens have been ruled and ruined by a set of politi Oil knaves and understrappers, domiciled in all the nasty places about town, who, with the annual return ot the vernal equinox, emerge, aa snakes do from their holes and hiding places, and by the exercise of a little legerdemain, nominate and place before the people their rulers for the year ensuing. The men thus elected to preside over the destinies ot this great city, must fulfil the implied obligations which they tacitly undertake to perform when Selected to fill our municipal offices, and the consequence is a system of corruption, ot waste, and of profligacy, in the expenditure of the public moneys, which we think is unparalleled in any city in the world, under any form of government. The tax-payers submit to all this?have submitted jo it from year to year, and will submit to tt for ever, unless the assessments Bhail reach the maximum point of endurance ; and then they will turn tuuiiU) aiiDciu men Mii?uiy as uic |>uiiuuai|ia(icii say ?i metimes, and enter on a system of retrenchment and reform. Until the tax impositions reach that point, they will grumble and growl occasionally; but not one step will they move,until they are assessed so heavily that real estate will be anything but a desirable investment. Mow, the working portion ol our population?the mechanic, the luboring man, the store-keeper, and all others who rent tenements?are, in reality, the only tax-payers. If the capitalist be assessed more this year than last, he will add his increase of taxes to bis rents; asd the hard-working tenant, who earns his humble bread by the sweat of his brow, is the sufkrer. lie it is who makes good to the landlord what the assessors take from him. The Corporation digs the hole, and the poor man fills it. But it may be asked how is it that the poorer or working portion of our country tolerute such a state of things! How is it that they, possessing, as they do, by their suffrages, the power of control?how is it that they do not " arise in their might," and sweep from the face of our fair city that system of corruption by which they are cheated and swindled out of a great proportion of their hard?arniDgs 1 The question is easily answered. Th#> nolitir inns nrH \virp-nnll#?r? innnrnurntp ta/irh our municipal aflairs all of the great questions which divide the two great parties into which the country at large is divided. The tarili question, the bank, question, the slavery question, in fine, every subject that engages the attention not only ot our State but oui federal legislators, are adroitly pinned to the municipal affairs of New York; aBd the people?the masses?array themselves on one aide or the other, and vote for or against those measures at our charter elections, not for a moment reflecting that they are doing exactly what the wire-pullers desire. When our citizens will learn that our municipal aflairs have nothing to do with those of Congress, or even our State Legislature, they will learn what we have so often tried to impress cn them?that they are humbugged by the politicians year after year, and that they stultify themselves at every charter election, submitting as they do to be led like sheep to the slaughter, once a year, as (egularly as the spring comes round. The tax-i*ayers will probably have more fun at he ensuing charter election than they had at the ast, or since the famous time when the natives took the field as a third party. If this is any recompense for their cash, they will get it, and they may make the most of it, for it is all they will get, Contrary to the intimations which were given out some time since, there will not probably be any union between the old hunkers and the barnburners. Both of those hopeful parties are de eimined to run separate tickets, and the whigs win 01 course nave uieirs. we snail tnvrciore have three parties, or spoiU and plunder-seeking cliques, in the field, next month. This will insure the treasury and the canvaes backs to the whigs, in the same way as the State was secured to them in the late presidtntial election, and by the same means. It will be a regular triangular scramble; but the whigs are almost curtain ot securing the plunder. We hope they will all fi,;ht hard, fur if fun is all we are to get, we want as much of the article as possible for our money. The wire-pullers and politician therefore, are at work. Our citizens rnu-t prepare themselves to be humbugged next month by them, an they have in former yeais, aud to nee as much corruption us they please. Arrival or Tiia SfEAMbtiii' OimaoKER ? The steamship Cherokee, Captain Lyon, arrived yeiteidny morning, from Savannah, in OA hours, bringing us pbpeis one day in advance ol the mail, for wincii tie are indebted to Capt. L. Bo<x Pubi.ismin*.?Wkea the republication ot M acauley's History of England wns first announced in this country, the price was fixed by the publiskera at two dollara a volume, making eight dollar! for the whole work. This waa only a few weeka ago. It was considered at the time a very high price; but the publishers excused themselves, on the ground that they paid a very high price for the qualified right to publish it in this country. Since then, however, the same publishers, driven inte the movement by the rivalry ol other printers and publishers, have announced another edition ot the same work at twenty-five cents per vclume,which is just one-eighth ol the price charged for the firs) edition. Now ws consider such a disparity in the price of this work as a most extraordinary thing towards this honest and long-suftering community, by those who call themselves literary caterers for the public. It is very evident, from the price for which this publication was first issued, that they would have maintained that price but for rivalry and competition. If the book, which was at one time published for two dollars, can remunerate the same publishers at two shillings, it certainly leaves a strong impression on the nnnd, as to the propriety and justice of putting forward a work at such exorbitant charges. With regard to the book itself, we are perfectly satisfied, from what we have seen of it, that it is very much overrated Mr. Macauley is an eminent man in a literary point of view; he tried to be a statesman, but did not succeed so well as he did in literature, and he has now written a history ot England, which is, from the beginning to the on/1 twit I) ! rnr Wilt on ikiilmvn fnt tha nlinnlr im? i m QUU, Iivuiiug I/Ui nil ?" n?t Diiuunuig mi positions practised by the landed aristocracy of England on the rest ot the community of that country. Mr. Macauley'a work ib a mere apology for the English aristocracy and their system of government. It dees no justice to the great body ot tht English people, orthetr attempts to get rid of that terrible aristocracy by whom that country is saddled with millions and millions of a national debt, without any prospect of its ever being extinguished, except by repudiation, or a most bloody revolution. One of the best works, descriptive ot the exacting and tyrannical conduct oi the English system of government, is to be found in a well written volume, published some years ago in London, entitled " History of the British Aristocracy, by John Hampden, Jr." Asa work of truth, vigor, and intellect, it is as far above Macauley's studied eulogy of British aristocracy, which he calls a history of England, as .u? . ?r tt?i_i ,.i . j ?i Uiv mgiuj VI 11UUIICI IB UUVTC kUC V?|HU II1C1Udramas oi the day. Canadian Affairs.?It is to be regretted that the bill which was introduced into Congress, establishing a reciprocal trade between the United States and the British provinces of Canada, did not become a law ot the lust session, but we have no doubt that it will be taken up early in December next, and promptly legislated upon. Our Canadian friends may rest assured that it is a popular measure in the United States, and that it i will be carried out before a late day. The people of the United States are beginning I to take a great interest in Canadian affairs. Heretofore, when the inhabitants oi that portion of the Ii.niisii uonunions snowea proot ot extreme loyalty and a flection to the crown and government ol England?when they evinced their satisfaction 11 being mere colonists, and their determination tc remain such, our citizens never devoted a singh thought to them. But of late, when there are un mistakeable symptoms of not only a desire, but t determination, to throw oil completely the Britisli yoke, entertained by the Canadians, we instinctively turn to them and encourage them in theii good intentions. This movement towards establishing reciprocal trade between the two countries is but the commencement of an agitation, that will end in depriving England of those colonies. The question ot independence, or annexation to the I Ullrti lino of late bcootn** g?n?*al Iwpit ui aitcubtfiuii ana converaanon; ana me opinion is spreading rapidly, that the day is not far distant when Canada will be free, and especially in the upper province and among thoae who have heretofore been considered the moat loyal to the English government. This feeling ha< been stimulated very much by the passagt oi the bill, by the provincial parliament, indemnifying rebellion losses?which created u tre mendous excitement among the old toriee, wiio art composed principally ot the Anglo-Saxon portioi of the population. Several meetings?some fifteei or twenty?have been held, at which threats o opposing the provisions of the bill, and preventing their being carried into eirect at all hazards, wer? ireely indulged in. Now, it is not probable thai the provincial ministry will regard these threat! any more than they would the whistling of the wind ; but if the Upper Canada tories, who are the Anglo-Saxons of Canada, should attempt to break out into rebellion, and declare openly for a separation from England, we think it not at all improbable that the ministry, and the ministerial party, would join tbem. The chances are, we think, according to all appearances, that all parties will soon unite in the agitation ot a separation of those provinces from British dominion, and their ultimate incorporation with the United States. Indeed, we should not wonder if the Canadians were ready for being annexed sooner than we will be ready to receive them. Police Intelligence. Jlireit c/ on Old Thief .? Officer Stephens. CDS Of om expert tblef catcher*, at the lower police, arrested ye* terday. an old tblef, nailed Mike Williams, alias "Desf crate Mike," whom be found amongst a host of thieves a a porter boose on the Five Point*. This prlnone) land* charged with stealing from the possession of I Mr Hill, at a lodging hours situated at No 21 Catharine slip, #1C0 In gold and paper, under the followini eircumetancee:? it eeems that the aaeused, on Friday nigbt. took lodgings at the above house, and oooupied S bed in the seme room with Mr Hill. On Hill retiring to o?a ne was informed, by the oooupant of the house, thst tbe accused looked rather eueploloni, and oantloned Hill respecting him Therefore, nnder this information, Hill, to secure hi* money, placed his pantaloons, containing bis pocket-book, under hit pillow, and soon fell asleep; but, to his great surprise, on waking up in the morning he found that his meney had been extracted from bis pocket, and Mike missing, leaving behind a check for $600, which the thief thought of no use, and might. If he took It. lead to his deteotlen. Suspicion |at once rested on tbe aocu*ed, and a description having been given to the above effloient rfflcer, the accused was soon after taken into custody, and brought before the magistrate, when he was identified by the ocmplatnent as the same Indlvisual !,? alaat (I. IV. ? ? ? ttmu uiwp. nu ?u? (udib. jumo? mouma committed the accused to prison for trial. Ji Char ft of ??rni'n(.-CHtkia M(|1N, Of tho Sixth ward polloo, and offloer A M. C. Smith arrested yesterday the negro called Joseph Norris, or mors r Hi mi. n i y known by the name of " Butohsr Jos," on n charge of " burning" a country man out of |SI about a wt ck ago. It appears Joe, with ons or two more, ladured the cruntryman to bst on a pack of cards, and when he pulled out hie money to bet, they snatched It and run off. Jos hts been lying low for a few days oa't, but, supposing the matter had blown orsr and th? countryman left the city, Jos began to show himself again, and the consequence was the oflloer*' taking him into custody on the charge Justice McOrath locked him up for a further examination, and sent for the countryman to oome and testify. Political Intelligence. Charles C. Lee has been nominated a* the whig candidate for Congress, for the sixth dtetriot ?f Virginia, the district of Mr. Botte. W. U. Hanson has announced himself an Independent whig eaadidnts for Congress for the thirteenth district or Virginia. Bobert V. Conrad Is a whig candidate for Congress for the tenth district of Virginia. B. 8. Tappan and 8 W Brown are annonnoed at cand'dat?s for Mayor ?>f Visksburg, Miss. The whig tioket was elected on Thursday last, at the town election In Burlington. N. J. 1). O. Morton, d?m , has been elected Mayor of Toledo. Obta. Jr Hah Psyly. the temperance candidate for commission) r st Cambridge. Md , was elected by seven votes, which will decide the question of llosnss or no llosnss. Naval liitslllgenMi owing to the unfavorable weather, the U. 8 frigate ftarltan, Captain I'age, did not go to eea until Taeeduy last.?Norfolk Httcon, March Id. The Schuylkill, Tenn., Canal will be opened on Monday next. ImtT Thutii.-Du<i| tha put wMk tha qaoatriaa ton ot M Eagla Eyo" hu kMi all tha rag* at Uxla how*; aad Hall aa4 big gallaat riaad, htti baaa tha bright partloalar lUri f tha pndnuBM. W? have ao doubt that thla plooa wua wn torj ?ii| row, m ic u im moot tOMtlri bom drama that bu bean played for a long time at tho Bowery, and bid* fair to rival tho Ihmous "Pat nam" la popularity Though tbio bow plooo ia attraotlon enough, wo thould think, tho naitgn of tho Bowory baa made arrangements for the produotion of m vara I [ other new piece* during tho eomiag week, to be ployed ia eonjuBotioa with "Eagle Eye." Tho now eomedy of the " Queen's Bench, or the Fast Man," will bo t produced tomorrow evening?Mooors. Gilbert, Hall, I Wlnans, Jordan, and Mlaa Mary Tayloranrt Mrs. VVal- . oot, taking the prineipal characters ia It. -'June Eyre." " Marion Hasleton," and several otbar now pieeea, are In actlvo preparation It oortainly shows asnoh diapo. 1 sitlon on tho part of the manager to giro his patrons tbs best entertainment possible, in thna liberally bring- 1 lag forward so many expensive pieces at a time. i Broadway Theatre.?There ooald not have been a 1 higher compliment paid to Mr. Collins, and his oomlo | genius as an Irish comedian, and there could not have , been greater or higher testimony given of the appro- , elation in wbleh be is held as a performer by the public, than the crowded house whleh greeted him last night on the ooeasion of his benefit. The performances were varied and attractive, and Mr. Collins, to- ' gather with bis able ooad.iutors, on this ocoasion displayed, we may say, more than usual ability Especially the little oomedy of''The Nervous Man," and 1 Rery O'Moore," were well played. The large audience i was kept In continued roars of laughter. Mr Collins was excellent, and so was Mr. H. Placid-*, as the Nervous Man Both wero oalled out at the conclusion or toe piece; mr ?.. union urn uisun un DOW W) IDD < ludieioa, and returned thank* in a neat address, I marked with deep feeling for the klndneao which he 1 bad experienced from the publio in every pari of the < United State*, and especially In thi* city, where he ' flret appeared. His address was responded to by loud 1 cheers. Mr. Plaoide, on appearing, also, in a neat speech, returned his thanks te the audienoa. National Thkatbi ?Ths business at this hon**| last week, has not been quite so good as usnai, owing to the indisposition and consequent non-appearance of sevural of the prominent members of the company, Tix:?Messrs. C'hanfrau and Seymour, and Mr*. Isherwood. We are glad to know, however, that they are ail well again, and next week the pleees which were so j successfully performing previous to these mishaps, wlH be reproduced with all their original raolnese, Mose will once more depart in the good ship Humbug, for California, and Tom and Jemmy will have their set-to j again, in spite of all the efforts of the Governor of j Moisland, to stop them. We are glad to see that Mr. ( Hield is engaged at this house, and will appear to-mor- j row night. He is an old favorite at the National, and we have no doubt will be heartily welcomed back. A , new farce, called " Who speaks First," will be nlayed. \ It is said to be one of the most laughable things ever produced. They know how to keep up with the times | at the National, and oannot be beaten in the matter of amusing their audlenoes. , Burton's Theatre.? "St Tatrlok's'' formed a j portion of the entertainments at Burton's theatre, last night, and gave muoh satisfaction and pleasure to the audience. It is an exoellent piece, and although St. ' Patrick's eve and St. Patrlok's day are both gone, for j this year, at least, it would bear repetition. Broug- 1 ham, than whom there are but lew superiors in Irish 1 characters, took the prlnoipal part His wiitioism* , and sallies were pioperly appreciated, and oonvuleed ' the audience. We peroeive that "Dombey and Son," whioh had suoh a tremendous run at this establish- J meat, will be performed on Monday, probably for ibe last time with the original cast, and, no doubt, with \ the t-auie success whioh attended its first reprerentation That, and a new farce entitled "Who Speaks First," J together with a dance by Miss Walters aud Mr. Fredarick, will compose the entertainments for to-morrow ! evening The variety as well as the exoellence of the petfotmanues at this theatre, make it one of the mo.-t ; attractive places of amusement in the city. The best commentary ou the manner in whioh "Dombey aud Son" is performed, is the fact that it has drawn as large audlenoes ae any piece that has been produoed in this city for a number of ysars, and that it is still a latorite with the play-loving public. Amkrican Circus.?The two performances given yeeterday afternoon and last night, at this plaos of [ amusement, were frequented by a numerous audience, which seemed highly delighted with the startling 1 scenes offered to tbem. The " Pride of Kria," by Mr I Gardner; '-L' Ailemande." by Mrs. K. Woods, and the ssme rider; the ' Flying Cord," by Mr. Ruggler; and 5 the great soene of the " Brigand." by Mr. Gardner, were highly euooessful, and drew forth unbounded ap plause. The fighting ponies were also received with 1 great pleasure. The popular burlesque of the "Pony I Races of Union Course" ended the entertainment, and proved, m usual, to he the very tie pint ultra of fun and reproduction of nature. Messrs. Sands and Lent deserve great patronage for the exoellence of the style of splendor in which they keep their fashionable establishment. 1 Christy'* Minstrei.s.?It is well worth any ona's 1 while, to stand for a quarter of au hour of an evening in front of Mechanic's Hall, and see the crowds that ' pour into that building, to hear these celebrated i ministrels, who delight evsry one who bears them There is so much wit end humor, and withal so much elegant muelo, singing, daneing, no., in tnetr enter> tainments, that none ean leave them dissatisfied. New Orleans Serenades* ? The entertainments of there scientific singers, still retain the high estimate 1 which has universally been accorded to tbem by the mneloal public of New York, and not only the murloal people, but all those capable of appreciating a really elegant and refined performance, sueb as tney giva I every evening. > Yankee Hill has been so snooeaaful with his oomio . entertainments, that he hea been induced to give three more of them. They will teke piece on Mondey, Wednesday, end Friday evenings, of the ooming week, and will doubtless be fully attended. M. Adsien. the greet meglcien, will oontinue hla re1 merkeble entertainments during the ooming week. He l hea been much appleuded on every ocoealon, end no . wey oan be devised of pesslng three hours of en eve1 nlng more pleeaantly then in witnessing his extreorj dlnary feats. , Mr. Crisp hea closed e successful engagement et f Cincinnati. , City Intelligence, St. Patrick's Day.?The various Irish societies of the olty turned out in foroe, yesterday, to celebrate St. Patrick's Hey. The grand procession formed In Prlnoe street, with the right resting on tho Bowery. They 1 merehed through the Bowery, Third end Fourth eve' nues, Broadway, Hudson street, and several other of the prlnolpal thoroughfares of the olty. There were upwards of fifteen hundred persons In the proeesslon. and they presented, for the rno/t part, a very respeotable app< arance. Tbe best order was preserved, and the whole affelr seemed to pass off handsomely. I A Virt Psktty Arbanukmkitt.?Quite en excitement prevailed at the cffloe of the Chief of Police yes- j terday morning, where the ofiloers attached to tho Chief's bureau presented to Mr. John Sparks e beautl- 1 ful gold pencil pen, and letter weigher, and a band on.ely gold mounted cane. Mr Sparks has been at1 taobrd to tbe office of tbe Chief of Police, in tbe oapa city of clerk, ever einoe '.Le present police system was first established, but having now been appointed to aot as assistant clerk at the Court of Sections and Oyer was about to take his leave or the desk which he basso long presided at, when tbe officers attached to the Chief's oorps determined to present him with a token of their esteem. The penell which | Is really a very rich and eomplete one. bears the followk ing Imorlpttoo:?" Presented to John Sparks. by the ( ffictre attached to tbe office of the Chief of Po. lice " Officer Leonard was deputed by his fellows to ; officiate in the ceremony of the presentation. He perI fi rmed bis duties in a very handsome manner, and the whole affair passed ctt hannllv Mr Snarkfl fair? him to h!a tft efltoe the boat wishes of those among whom he baa labored for noma years pat t. America* Biiile Sot iktt.?A speelal meeting of the j Board of Manegera of the American Bible Society was \ held at the rooms of the society on Saturday Hon. , Theodore Frelingbnyssn presided, assisted by Hen. , Luther Bradish and Jay Barker. The Her Joseph Hlldreth. D D , a I'rofeisor In the Wesletafl Univeraity at Mlddletown, Conn , was elected to Oil the office of secretary of the society, which office was rendered vacant by the deoease of the late Rev. Dr. Levlngs. i Politics in Brooklyn.?It la said that a majority of t the delegates selected In Brooklyn, on Friday night, . for tbe wblg Mayoralty Convention, will vote forjudge J Copelsnd as the nominee for Mayor of our sister olty g for the ensuing year. A* tlrtorateri'l Child.?At the Special Seislons on Tuesday last, a smartly dressed female, named Cosaek appeared against her fathsr. charging him g with haying assau ted her. It appeared from the evl- j dence of her mother, a broken-hearted looking creators that the fatbtr was as kiad to her as It was pos- | sible for a parent to he, but disapproving of the planes , to wfaioh his daughter went to work againet his oon- , Sent, he bad remonstrated with her upon the impropriety of the act. but to no purpose. Finding that his i dTioe was not heeded by his graceless child. he In a ( mcment ff passion, and In consequence of his sollnl- H tude for her weliare, strnnk her a slight blow, for which she had him b'oughl to the court, The Reoorder f addressed the complainant la very feeling terms; a pointed oat to her the responsible duty of a parent f ho was anxious for the preservation of the morals and character of bis child, and then told her to go ( home with her mother, than whom she could not hare p a better, or a more natural protectress Ills Honor B told the father to use his authority with mild for- n bearance. The porr father, with tears In his eyes, f said he had been charged wrongfully. >le had merely \ performed his duty, and If he had not dene so, he * would consider that he had proved false te hie trust as ? a lather He was then discharged, and the family left ? the court together. Ii (Ink Day's Imports from New Orleans.?The importslr?m New Orleans, received here by eigh- u teen veseele. which arrived on the 14'h inat. Were o aa follows:?12,836 bales cotton; 10.439 bbla. flour; 11 23, 152 do. i ork: 1.554 bbls., 381 hhila ., 985 ttercee lisnis: 6.100 bhls., 14.7W) kegs of lard; 2,521 hbls. J beel. 863 d<? tallow; 138 do shoulders; 1,377 sieka wheat; 5,122 do. corn; 275 hhda auger; 20(1 boxes c candles; 6.858 pipe lead; 3 817 hides; 500 kega butler Besides the abovr. there were considerable quantities of feathers, laid, oil, tobacco, hemp, beans, Arc , <kc There were several other arrivals from New Orleans the same day, whose cargoea are not included in the above.?Boston TravtUtr, 1 March 16. ' [ M n* BumIbiUob of VtoMi A. W Kilter, (Aaigad wlU Iki MaMUr of BirtlM 1, Walkm. The examination of Thomas A. Walker waa taken yesterday, by oar efficient Coroner, William A. Walters, Esq , after being postponed tear times at the request of the prisoner'a counsel. Some considerable anxiety was afloat in the community respecting the result ol this examination, as te what the prisoner would say?some believing that Mr. Walker would, by advice oi counsel, refuse to answer any questions?others, again, asserted that he would give a lull statement of the facts in this unfortunate ailatr, as they really took place. Between three and four o'clock, Mr. Walker was brought from prison by Mr. Cockefair, the deputy Coroner, into the Coroner's office, uid took a seat, attended by Ogden Hoflman* Esquire, his counsel, and tws or three ot his Iriends. Mr. Walker looked very pale and deectrd, laboring evidently under excitement, much more, apparently, than on the day of the inquest. Alter the Coroner informed bim of bis rights, in declining or answering any question that might !>e put to him. On the last question being put, Mr. Walker pulled from his pocket a roll of papers, which the coroner read as his statement or version of this sad affair. Annexed is the whole if the examination as taken by the Coroner :? Thomas A. Walker being duly examined, aoeording to law, before m?, William A. Walter*, Coroner in and :or in* city ana county or in** York, upon tk* annexed oharge, that Martha U Walker oam* to h*r Irath by a ball, shot from a pistol by bar bnaband, rboma* A. Walker, on the aft*ra*on of Tu*eday, February 27th, 1849, at tb* boot* 46 Lexington arena*. Question? What i? your name? Anivvkk?Thomas A. Walker. Question?Where were you born? Answee?in Baltimore, Maryland. question?What 1* your ag* ? Answhb?32 j ear* Question ? Ar* you married? Answer ?No Question?Wer* you ever married? (\fter a short consultation with bis oounsel, he said) Answer?That la a que a tion of law, rather than of fact. Question?What ia your oooupation ? Answer?Merchant. Question- What have you to aay to the oharg* that Martha K. Walker came to her death by a bail, ahot from a pistol by her husband. Thomas A. Walker, on the afternoon cf Tuesday. February 27, 1840, at the ti juse No. 46 Lexington avenue ? Answer?The following Is my statement, made to my ;oun?el the day before the Coroner held an inqueat on the deceased: ? For more than a year past, it has been a question at Issue between the deceased and myself whether we uere man and wife, and about a month ago she aued me in order to establish her being my wife; still, at ber very urgent request by letter, I have several times visited her at her aunt's house (Mrs. Wells). Although I have looked for evldenoe since she oame to New York, It was not from jealousy; it was to defend myself from her complaint In yieldlog to her urgency tnd visiting her, 1 reflected that she was trying to prove that 1 was ner husband, whilst 1 was enJeavorlng to disprove It In some of her letters she had used threats, if 1 did not give ler an acknowledgment that I was ber husband I thought she might employ persons te force from me luoh an acknowledgment. To defend myself in that -vent, I carried with me a revolver. It was in the ront pocket of my seok, concealed by my handkerchief. This happened, I think, January 23d; In using he handkerchief, 1 exposed the bu.t cf toe evolver; this obliged me to tell her why I carried it. She ridiculed my fears, and insisted on haying it; the succeeded in taking it, alter aa much resistance by me as I eculd well uae to a woman. It must bays remained in the home two or three weeks when I asked for it. 1 told her it was dangerous For her to have it, and after mush urging she give it to me. 1 visited her on the 16th of February, 1 tbink; aa 1 was leasing, she said sbe had a great favor to ask me, and wanted me to promise mi 1 would grant it. 1 said if it did not commit me very muob, I would; aha renton in this way until she got my promise; aha then said that she wanted ma to lend her my revolver; that a nephew of Mrs. Wells, a medical student, had occselon lor it for a few days; that be oonid not alford to buy one; and that bis own pistol wonld not suit his purpose 1 yielded, and brought it to her the noxt day 1 ne?er had possession of it from that time until alter ebe was wounded ; it must hare laid somewhere In ber aunt's house from about the 17th to the 27th of February; 1 was with her on Monday, 26th, from about dark until quite late; we met again on Tuesday, the 27th, at about eleven o'olook; in these and recent previous conversations we talked all about the suit, and when I arose to depart on Tuesday. the understanding between na was that her suit would be discontinued; I told her of certain witnesses I intended te bring forward, not to defeat her suit, k?eftURfl lhftt *11 tflF* ma mm Hut /? IneMf. ? I??J ? J ,, J ? ! 1?'1U? her; this made her think that her suit was deeperata, and (he (aid if (be withdrew ber (uit it would injure her almost aa much u any evidence I oould bring; when about to put on my eaok 1 beard some alight noiae; I looked, and aaw my revolver in ber band, bnt 1 don't think it waa pointed at either herself v* M?, I llUUiHUInbwlj htivuiutca tv |ivMo?olua of it; abe retreated into the back room; I followed, and took hold of ber; wo bad a atruggle, and both came down on our kneea; abe then said, " don't make any more nolle, or aunt will hear ua; let me go, and I'll glee it to you direotly;" Ireleafed ber; she rote, held it toward me for aninatant aa if te give it to me, but tuddenly ran into the front room; 1 followed, abe turned towarda me, and the revolver went off; abe roreamed aa if frightened and astoniahed at what had happened, and fell or threw heraelf into my arma; I rooted ber against tbe sofa, went to tbe deor, and aald alond," Martha has shot herself," or to that effect; I returned, and took her in my arma again; Mrs. Wells came to tbe door, looked in, screamed and left: tbe deceased came to, and naked for water; I asked ber why abe bad done it, bnt abe appeared in too much pain to attend to anything 1 aald; Mrs. Wells oame again to the door, and left; finding no aid coma, find the tima seeming long, 1 laid ber down again in the best way I eonld, and went out for aid; I met Mra. Wells in the street, and learned from ber that she had not any aid; I then enquired at tbe grooery, oorner of 26th street and Lexington avenne, and was put on tbe traok by a voung man there, and, In a few minutes, I succeeded In getting three physicians to ths bouse; I returned to tbe house, and, at the request of Mrs. Wells, went to call In Mra. Hill, an intimate friend; I had not gone far when some officers came up, and one of them asked If 1 was the lady's husband; I said no; I told them I had come from the house, and supposed I was the person he was inquiring for; he then arrested me; I do not recollect how 1 oame to take up and pnt tbe revolver in my pocket; I was in a state of sudden horror and astonishment, and did it without any redeetion; It was mine: I had been just struggling to seonre it, and the act waa performed, 1 suppose, sneobenlcelly; 1 was brought Into tbe presence of deoeased, after my arrest; I understood she wished to speak to me; she asked w *?>* j >vw i?u<{ -u i wuuiu >ht taen-iMj with bur till she died;'' I imirti that ( would; she laid * I mutt not l?t her die with thla (tain upon her; that 1 must withdraw my ohargee and acknowledge the charge of her hill or her (uUi'' I oannot remember the exaot words In whloh (ho deeoribed thla, but (be named Mr. Cambrelinj; ha waa har oounael iq the suit, aid I suppose draw har bill of oomplalnt; I replied that 1 would, and wont to tha tablo to write, and did write a paper to thateffeet, and attempted to how It to her. to ace whether it waa satisfactory, before I ehould sign It; before it waa flniahed ahe had fainted away, and I was taken from the houae aoon after: 1 left the paper there unsigned, and the po'loe hare it; I did not again aee her; 1 did not aak or desire her to sign any paper for me. neither did abe tell me that she had not committed or implicated ma, nothing of that kind took place in my pretence; all 1 said or did on that subject since the unfortunate occurrence, was to urge aome of the officers and othara to bare her testimony taken. I oould not suppose ahe would say I had ahot her, and I knew ber testimony, If taken, would explain everything. I may have injured her. and may have done her Injustice, but I did not ahoot her, I never bad a thought of loing her a personal injury, nothing oould have inluced me to do If. THOMAS A. WALKKR. Taken Match 17th, 1849. before me. WILLIAM A. WALTERS, Coroner. Upon the conc!u;:oil of this statement, Mr. IValKer signed the document in the presence of he Coroner ; a commitment wae then made out. fir. Walker was again conveyed to the Tombs to VWUIl HID II ltu. 1 Religion* Intelligence. Cai.swiub.?March istb. 4th Sunday In Lent; 26th, 1 be Annunciation of Virgin Mary, end 6th Sunday in I .out. I A very suitable piece of ground hat been purchased I n Burlington, N J , near tb? river tide, for the pur. ? ? of erecting another Catholic church The ooricr rtone will be laid in May next. An kngileh paper erefc-a ibat J. Atplnall. F.eq . e larrlrWr in tbe Northern Circuit, hae conformed to tbe ihnrch of Home, et hae the Rev. J A. Stewart. B A , ' rd Rector of VaDge, in the Dioceee of Rocbeeter ' Tbe Corresponding Secretary of the Presbyterian loaidof Foreign Missions tayt, ' that tbe reeeipta of * .I! our Boarde together are lete than tws cent* e week " rom each oommuntcant in tbe ohnroh " f The following communication appear# in the Churchman i? Mr Kditor?"One who Knows,"In yoer * eper of March 8d, probably write* by authority. It ' ppeare from him that the general egant of the Doit etlc Committee ot our Board of Mletlone receive* 0 I 0( 0 per annum, and hie Cletk $760 per aanua. " Ve are eften aaddeaed by hearing that the mieelon- ' riee tor whore tnpport tbe church coatrlbnte* to that '' ommittee are for a long time unpaid their daet for * ant of iunde. to at greatly to enffer- tbe word starv- * og. it not unfrequently need. It wonld be atatlefac- 1 ion to thote who are called to eontribute to the conilittee, to kaow whether the agent and clerk are left npaid in tbe last proportion at the mleilonarlee are: r whether theae gentlemen are regularly paid up, ana I he balance, if any, appropriated to the pa/meat, ov ( art payment, of debta heneetly due to the poor hard 1 orktog missionaries Will ' Oae who Knows" hart 1 be goodness to tell us ??M 8. < Pontifical High Maae was celebrated In St. Patrlok'a I hutch yesterday (Saturday). Supra ma Court. UUIStALTttX. Before .lattices Jones, Kdmonds, end Harlbut. . Maac ii IT.? The argument of No. 86 woe eonolndod. . lie calendar was then ealied In the regular order, and . lo. 23 taken up, and la nndet arguuent. fleeting ef ike New Verfc Acftitemjr mt JteNldne?The Che lent Again. Am adjourned meeting of the Academy of Medicine ?u hit et CoBTentioa Hell en TwHi; ate* last. The President, Dr. Mott, took the obelr, and, oalled the aatlai to order at I o'otook, when the roll til ! celled, ead the mlantea of the leat meeting reed ead approved. The Academy then, on motion, and after an Informal direaMloa ef acme boaineu vhloh had been transected at the previous meet! a*, rewired ttielf late a Committee of the Whole, to continue the diaoaeeion of the tntyeot ef cholera?Dr. Galsn Cabteb In the obah. The minntea of the laat meeting of the committee were then read and approved, when the chairman declared the buaineea in order to he the consideration of Dr. Watte* aubetltnte for the original reeolntioni of Dr. Drehe. Dr. Fh?um spoke to the qneetton of eontaglon. and oontended that the proiesaion waa In poaaeealon of ufliclent evidenoe to justify the oenelaeion that the disease waa nut contagions? he waa thoroughly oenvinced himself, that it wee not ao. Dr Wasmkn thought that the area cat proceedings were irregular, and that the committee ehould take up the report whleb had been referred to-lt, and oenelder the same by sections. The Chummis dscidsd the eonsideratlaa of the reio.utlona to be in order ; and in answer to a qneetlon imm t mtiiittr. aeoittea uiut lUMiiiiwu) Ue substitute before them would likewise be to order I)r. Stewamt thru rose nod said that he was desirous that this subject should be disposed' Sf for the present, and in such n manner that they should not be committed by a formal expression of opinion on n matter which U was impossible to decide either way, at the present tine He quoted from a British writer, who declared tbat the question was oonsldered in Europe as an epen one and asserted that some of the most eminent physicians of Dublin had now ranged thcmselvrs on the side of tbe contagion ists. Dr. S. ocncluded his remarks by offering the following preamble end resolutions, as a substitute for all those before tbe ooumitiee: "Whereas, circumstances here ooourred In eonneotion with the origin and mode of propegatton of tbe die- < ease known as Asiatic or spasmodic cholera, and particularly with that form ef it wbioh reoently prevailed at the Quarantine, on Staten Island, nt the eity of New Oilcans, and In the western country, which are not jet fully and satlefsctorily explained, and which are oaiculated to yield additional and important information in regard to the manner in wldoh the disease is communicated; and, "Whereas, there is publio apprehension of personal danger frt m intercourse with those laboring under tbe complaint?Therefore, ' Resolved. That it is premature and inexpedient for this Academy to psonounce, at the present time, any positive opinion in rrgard to tbe contagious or noncontagious nature of cholera. '-Resolved, That the Academy will, from time to time, continue the discussion of the question of contsgton,and that the "Committee on Publio Health" be instructed to prosecute their investigations, and obtain all available information in relation to the subject, to be reported to this body as occasion may present "Resolved, That it is Imperative on all wno may be called to attend upon tbone suffering from oholera, to seek honestly and truly to fulfil their duty; for, besides that "ministering to the sick" is one of the of Christian obligations, experience has oonolusively shown that snob as diligently end conscienoisusly discharge this obligation, with a oala mind and-a trustful reliance in Divine protection, are much less llpble to the ravages of the disease than those who, actuated by feats for personal safety, prove recreant to the claims of friendship and duty, and oowasdly desert those who stand in need of eonstant oare and unremitting attention." ur riiANCM oroia ana saiu mat ne mould rooit heartily second the preamble and resolutions which bad juBt been presented, as they appaared to him to grapple with every point in question that it would be possible to decide aL the present time. He was entirely opposed to the Academy attempting to settle by a formal vote a question which was considered by all learned bodies who had examined it, as being still an open one. Kmineut (individuals had certainly expiersed their opinions in a decided manner. both pro audrOD and ibis he thought was righti he had no hesitation in dnclaring it to be his ainoere oonviotion that the disease under eonsideration was oontagious; he had always maintained this opinion; but there were very many whose views differed from hie own, find he was altogether unwilling that this learned body should express hastily and without additional light and a more profound consideration of the suhJsot an opinion whioh might eventually prove to be inoorreet, and render them liable to just oensure. Dr. said that be should not eppose the reioluticns. although he considered that it was quite ti^e to take aetion on the main question. The publie had become interested in the matter through the publication* that had been made of the proceedings, and it was due to them to show that we had opinions of our own wbloh were founded on reason and faota, and which we could maintain. His worthy friend, the last speaker (Dr Francis) bad been early Innooutatsd, and was a consistent advooatc for oontagion: henoe he oould not be expeeted to change his ground. Still he (Dr. M.) differed with him,and cowld not perceive tho shadow of a reason in favor ef that doetrln*. He was, and expected to continue, an anti-oontagionist. Dr. Dsakf., the mover of the original resolutions, for which those of Dr. Stewart were a substitute, said that he ehould vote for the substitute, although he did not think that his own propositions were correctly understood. His preamble and resolutions merely recited vircuiurtauuc* uuuurcteu wim ia? aioewe wuivn nta recently prevailed, which he theught should be pieced uu ?o fux Utpklag UpMUnt fmmtm whl(?h would greatly aid the settlementof tbequestion ofoontagion. He regarded this ditouaeion as purely* scientific one, and differed from tbe last speaker, In thinking that the publie generally had nothing at all to do with it, at least until we had arrived at our own oonoluslone, and thought proper to communicate the result. The question on the resolutions was now ealled for, and having been aeted upon separately, the preamble and the two first resolutions were unanimously adopted. The last resolution was laid upon the table, and then, on motion of the mover, the final olauie of the preamble was likewise ordered to be omitted. The committee then rose, and the president having resumed his seat, the chairman stated that he was instructed to report a re commendation to the Academy, to adept the resolutions whleh had been agreed to by tbe committee, and refer the report on cholera to the Committee on Publication, The report, was on motion, gdepUw, and the committee Of the whole discharged. This business being thus disposed of, Dr J. P Batcucldks read a paper; after wbioh Dr. B. W. MoCbsadt was appointed by tho president to examine and report upon the merits of a new dleinfecting agent, whleh had been submitted by Mr. Lewis Feuohtwanger. Ths secretary read a letter from Dr. J. B Beck, who htd been eleeted at a previous mooting to deliver tbe anniversary oration, returning thanke for the honor conferred upon him, but declining to serve. Tbe resignation wae accepted, and tha Academy decided to go into the election of an orator at its next regular meeting, and ordered that all ths gsntlemen who had been previously nominated shonid be considered as oandldates for the oflloe. The moating then adjourned. Common Pleas, Before Judge Daly. Maacfi 16.? Geo. 8. Howland vs. fires. 7\ Oretn and tthert.?This was an aotion of trespass en ths oase to recover damages for an alleged breaeh of ooatraot. it appeared that plaintiff was owner of a house and lot in the 8d avenue, was desirous of disposing of same, aad employed as an agent for that purpoee a Mr. Jones. Jones also prooured the sgenoy for tbe sale of Other houses laths same hlaek. I.,. - treat J with the defendant for the (ale of all the houses. For the defendant's two houses he agreed te give $2 800, subject to oertain mortgages; to gire $1,400 in ready made clothing, and a mortgage on the two homes for the balance, the defendant to turnout clothing suitable for the season, and to be sold as if for six months oredit; he was to hare the eelee* tion ol the goods, and to employ suoh person as he chose to aid him in the selection; he ohose a person of the name of Kain; they met at Green's store, en the 21st Jnly last, for that purpose; when they arrfred there, they feond that part of the goods were packed Into boxes, and the remainder spread out on counters; they then proceeded to examine that part only which was on tne counters, and according as they examined them, paoked them up In boxes; when the whole were packed, they consisted of nine bsxes, and were estimated te be worth $0.1)00, the defendant's portion of which amounted to $2 800; they were left v Wirgil p PIVIV, puu IV wmm UUUPrBWUU buav 110 Wtl 10 obtain a euetomer for thea; tboro were aeveyal negotiation* between tba parti** bnt it tnrnad oat that no 1 purchaser waa found; in tbo meantime, tha convey- | anee of tha houae and lot waa made by Howland to Green and Groan executed to Howland tha mortgage; the clothing waa aubaequently removed to tha premtaaa of a Mr. Greenwood, and waa there, for tha flrat time, aa plaintiff'a eounaal alleged, thoroughly examined, and found not to be tha gooda which defendant agreed 1 to turn out; ha further allegea that all partiea In- 1 (created were notified to attend the examination, but < refun d; appralrera wera then employed to value tha olothing. and notice again given, but they did not attend; the appraiser* valued them at fil,lOO, inatead of ttiOtd, and plaintiff, by thia action, aeeka te recover, i In damage*. the value of the gooda Tha defence waa . not gone Into when the court adjourned. Ma hah 17,? Gen. Howland v$, Geo. T Green and Othtrt.? This reuse resulted in nonralt. * Before Judge Uisboeifer 1 jfi ancii Skinner rnit other! -? t.har IV Carman, Jit- \ tgnet. 4 c. Tlii* was an notion of replevin, to try the , ight to certain dry goods taken by tbe plaintiff* from be defendant, by a writ of replevin Tbe plaintiff* re inereheiits. doing bu*iof** in Boston. OntbeTtb i f August. lk47 th?y nllrge tbe firm of Welle It Karl, loing badness in thle eity. purchased good* from them ' n ihe anii.unt of 91,210 or $1 600. for which tbey were Ither to pay cash, or give a bneineea note, to bs ap- . r< ved by plaintiff* Tbe good* were delivered upon bat understanding; but afterward*, when plaintiff* * aued for a eettlement. Welle fc Karl* deollned to give it her an approved nete or oaab , and in the month of t eptnnber following, aeeigned tbelr property to decadent, for the beaefftof tbelr creditor*. The plainiff* then leaned a writ of replevin, and took about * MO werih of tbelr geode, which they found in the * assertion of tbe defendant. Adjourned to Monday. j United Btate* Marshal'* Office, c March |>7 - Charge uf Jhruult with a IMngeraui i'#e;inn.? William Brown, aecond mate of tbe *bip )rphan, wa* arretted thle morning, on a charge of laving itrnck John Ahanaban. a passenger, with a T tiiet of wood three feet long and about two Incbe* in * llameter. during the voyage from Liverpool to this tort. The care is to be Investigated on Monday next. Court Calendar?For Monday. t Circuit Court.-No jury trials until Tuesday l Doming Special motions on Monday. Common PlraS- First Part -107. ??, M. lift, 116, 119, [86, 187 141,148 146. 147. 3. 11, 30, 41,47. 06, 71, 78, 98, >6 00 118, 117, 111, 180 436 Second Tyt? 64,184, 30,148, IAS, 3, 4.10, 44, 60, 04,70,119,1S1, Ut. a TELEGRAPHIC INTELLIGENCE* lummary. The following i* *d abstract of the fbtelligencn received by telegraph yesterday :? la the Senate of the United States, the session waa entirely devoted to executive business. Among other nominations referred, was that of W. H. Leroy, for the office of Navy Agent *f this port. Our deapatchea furnish contradictory reports as to the appointment of the Collector for Ca? 'ifomia. In the New York Senate, the following is a review of the business transacted1The Code of Practice waa further discussed in committee. The bill authorizing the city of Brooklyn to purchase the Sands street burial ground was reported; also, the bill for a railroad from Syracuse to Rochester; and a bill to amend the charter of the Dry Dock Savings Bank. It appears that some opposition was manifested to measures pertaining to this city, in consequence of the presence et a committee of the Common Council, in the lobbies. In the House of Assembly, the bill authorizing the construction of a >ailro?d from Troy to Rutland was passed. Notice was given of the introduction of a bill to incorporate Greenwood Cemetery. The remainder of the session was consumed in the discussion of vaneus measures, without any final nction ; emoag which we notice, a bill appropriating $20,000 for a building tor the New Yerk Historical Socieiy ; the bill lor the relief of the Clinton County Prison ; the Free School bill ; (he bill regulating hours of labor; and the bill tor continuing in office the Commissioners on the Cade of Practice. United States CeUertsr at San Vraaolaco, California. Washington, March 17,1849. Charles Lee Jones, of Washington oity, has reoeirad tfce appointment of Collector at San Kraacieoo. Col. Jones raised a battalion here for lervioe In the Mexican war, bat was displaced hi the eommsid by CoL Hughes. Col. Jones is a good whig, and wiU now be compensated for hie former disappointment. Called Session ef the Senate. Washington, March 17,1849. The Senate convened this morning, at the usual hour. The Vice President resumed his seat, and the journal web read. There was no business done In open session. MESSAGE FBOK THE I'HKSIUKnT. A message was reoeived from President Taylor, by the hands of his Pi Irate Secretary, Major Bliss. EXECUTIVE BES 10 f* . The Senate then went into Kxecctive session, and referred seToral nominations reoeived to-day, among which are the following, viz:? W B. Norris, to be Snrveyer of the port of Philadelphia, in place of General Davis W. H. Leroy, Navy Agent in New York, in plaoe of Prosper M Wetwore. James Collier, of Ohio, Collector of the port of San Kranolfoo, California, f Another despatch says that Charles Lee Jones, of Washington oOty, has reoeived the appointment.] Kdward Rose, Collector of Sag Harbor. J. H. Rhea, Collector of Brazos Santiago, Texas. Gordon Forbes, Surveyor of Yeooomico, Virginia. Robert Buell, Surveyor, Smithland, Rhode Island. R. E. Holmes, Collector of Great Egg Harbor. The Senate will adjourn finally about Wednesday next. Large Fire In Calais. Calais, Me., Maroh 17,1840. About 10 o'clock, a fire broke out la the brlok buildings on Union wharf, six in number, whioh were totally oonsumed! They were eooupled as flour and provision stores, and warehouses. The fire having made considerable progress before being discovered, a large amount of goods were destroyed, and a quantity of 1 umber In the rear. Loss not estimated. , BteamDont Accident. St. Louis, Marsh IS, 1849. The steamboat Mountaineer, bound for I.ouisvlUa, and the Pike, Ne. 9, for this piece, came into eoUislsn eight miles below, this morning. The whole starboard guard and the wheelhouse of the Mountainee.v were torn swat, and she was consequently unable to oeatlnue her trip. The passengers were all returned safe to this city, and 1 hare not heard that any person was injured. Western Rivera. St Louis, Marohl2,1849. The Titer is falling, with 21K feet water in the ohan nel, to Cairo. The upper rivers are all high. HEW YORK LEniSLAlDREi SENATE. Albany, March 17, 1849. coo? op practice. The Committee of the Whole took up the bill relating to the Code of Practioe, and after making some pregress therein, had leave to alt again. sands sthekt burial ci sou nd, brooeltn. Mr. Clayton reported a bill, antborising the oity of Brooklyn to purchase the burial ground of the Sands Street Church. dibkct railroad prom syracuse to bochestbb. Mr. Cornwall reported favorably, without amendment, the bill from the House authorizing a direot railroad between Syracuse and Rochester. dry dock sayinfls bank. Mr. CorriN reported r bill to amend the ohart?r of the Dry Dock Savings Bank of this city. BILLS ORDERED TO A THIRD READING. The following bills were reported oemplete, and ordered to a third reading: ? To alter the Commissioner's map of the city of Brooklyn. To Incorporate the Life Inanranoe Seringa Benevolent Association, of thia city. JUSTICES or THE SUPERIOR COURT. The Senate then, on motion, resolved itself Into Committee of the Whole, and took up the bill for Increasing the number and extending the term of Justices of the Superior Court of thia city. Mr. Johnson said be would not ask for a vote on the bill to day, nor would he upon any New Tork bill, eo long ae a committee of the Common Ceunoil of New York wore preaent. REMOVAL or MADISON UNIVERSITY. Mr. Budd moved to repeal the act for the removal Of the Madiscn University. ASSKMM.Y. Albany, March 17,1849. j The House concurred with the Senate in the amend- j mentc made to the bill appropriating money paid to the w.nt nf tti> Sin. Bin- ?.l.~- 1 ' m -muuuw etneraoea II In kit report m paid to Mum Hotohkies k Smith, contractors, the amount due then, he. *KW YORK HI!TO?ICil IOal?TT. The Committee of the Whole took up the bill approprieting $90,000 for the ereetlon of a flro proof building for the accommodation of the New Y ork Historical 8 cjiety. I cliotoi* rmeoi*. The Committee of the Whole took up the bill making ipproprlatlon for the relief of the Clinten oonnty Jtate prleon. Mr Beawaa, of New York, moved a enbetltnte to the whole bill, providing for the removal of the conrlcte and the utter abandonment of the prleon, which rae loot- The amendment to reduce the appropriation 4> $36 000 waa put, and loet. Mr. Barwaa moved to rescind the oontraot for Aver in 8 iron ore d*u, wnicn was adopted. The appropriations were then reduced to $30,000. Mr. Bbbwbb moved an additional section, authorisn( the inspectors to remove the prisoners from on* irison te another. This wai opposed, on the ground that It looked to he gradual discontinuance of the prison. The section was adopted. The bill was then reported o the Honee. The section rednelng the appropriation ras struek out. Pending the motion to strike out dr. Brewer's additional seotlon, the House took a reen. COMMISSIONERS or tub CODK OB FRACTICH. Mr. tVniTB, of Niagara, made a minority report adored y to the bill continuing in office the Commissionrs of the Code of Practice. tbot AND RUTLAND BAILWAV. The bill authorising the oonstruotlon of a railroad < ictwern Troy and Rutland was read a third time and j as sod. HOURS or LA HO a. The blU to regulate hours of labor then came np for , third reading when an objection was made to the totloa prohibiting meohanlea so disposed to work

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