Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 1, 1849, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 1, 1849 Page 1
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I i ? m i a wm TH NO: 5443. IFI'lIRS n Tin: BRITISH PROVINIFS. Our C?iin<ll?n Correspondence. Montreal, April 2<i, 1S-U>. Graphic Account of the Burning of the House of Parliament, and the Proceedings of the Mob, fyc. The work lias at length fairly commenced. It was announced yesterday afternoon, in all the places of public resort, that his Excellency would go down to Parliament, and sanction numerous bills, particularly the one relating to the customs. It was never presumed for one moment, however, that the notorious and detested " rebel bill" was to he one of them. At 4 P.M., the hour appointed for the ceremony, a fair assemblage of people were collected in front of the parliamentary buildings.? It was not till 5 P.M. that the Governor entered the council chamber, and took his seat on the throne. In the meantime, a rumor had got abroad that the " rebel bill" was, indeed, to be assen "tl to. The report quickly spread, und before t ie conclusion of the ceremony, a crowd, numbering about 1,500 persons, were collected together to receive the representative of British sovereignty, with the long announced honors. The royal sanction was given to forty-eight bills, amongst which, the crowd were informed by those who had been in the interior of the buildings, was the obnoxious bill._ About (i o'clock, lus Excellency cn ered his Carriage, and was driven ofi'at u rapid rate, amidst curses, yells, (lootings, and a shower of rotten eggs, dirt and stones. I,ord Elgin had to run the fauutlet of the various missiles, for the distance of U0 yards. The carriage windows were down, nnd Colonel Bruce was inside with him. Three . ggs entered the carriage, and some struck his lordship in the face. Horses, equipage, footmen, &c., were all completely covered with the unsavory missiles. The stall' fared very little better.? The fact of the royal sanction having been given to the " rebellion losses" bill, now spread like wildfire. By 7 o'clock alarm bells were ringing all over the tow n, and criers went through the streets calling a mass meeting to be held on the Chump de Mars, at 8 o'clock. By the appointed time, upwards of two thousand people had assembled, and by 9 o'clock, it liad swelled to 5,000.? The following series of resolutions were proposed i i :.i. : 1 ?i J'UOOr-u UIIUUM llli 1 Vtl Sell [We published the resolutions yesterday.?Ed. Herald] Alter the passing of the last resolution, one of the popular leaders of the mob got upon the chair, and addressed them in a most violent and inflammatory manner, amidst the continued and deafening cheers. The time for action has arrived. We must work. We have passed resolutions enough? they have been disregarded. To the Parliament House ! A chord in the hearts of the vast multitude had been touched, which every heart reechoed. The moving thousands, preceded by torches, marched ut a turions rate in the direction of the Legislature. By 10 P. M. eight thousand persons were in front of the buildings, where the Assembly was in full session at the time. A shower of stones "as thick as leaves in Yallumbrosa," were poured upon the windows, which, from the brilliant manner in which they were lighted, afforded a most tempting mark. When the stones came pouring into tlie windows, the members of the Assembly thought it time to beat a retreat, and retired into the lobby, there to await the issue of events. No sooner had the members left, than about one hundred of the mob, armed to the teeth, rushed into the Assembly rooin. and their leader, swearing he would come Oliver Cromwell over them, placed himself in the .Speaker's chair, assumed the hat, and announced, with stentorian lungs. " Gentlemen, the French Parliament is dissolved !" adding "and we are all going to h?1!" One brawny fell ow then seized hold of the mace, which, from the house being in committee at the time, lay on the table, and having shouldered it, marched off. The rest set to work, and the destruction commenced. _ Whilst this body of men were smashing everything inside the Legislative Assembly room. A cry of fire was suddenly raised, in me meantime, Col. Cugy heading the members, clerks, and ladies, rushed through the hall of the House, and out at the principal door, agreeably surprised at not finding themselves stopped. The fury und rapidity with which the dames spread, can hardly be iniagined; in less than fifteen minutes, the whole of the wing occupied by the House of Assembly was in flames, and, owing to the intimate communications between the two Houses, the Upper House was rapidly involved in the same destruction. The mob had now amounted to almost incredible numbers^ and remained stoical spectators of the scene. The troops urrived shortly afterwards, and were received with loud cheers, which several companies of the 23d R egiment returned. One soldier, a private, lired his musket in the air; he wus immediately arrested, and sent to the guard house. By 11 o clock, nothing but the smouldering ruins of the House?in which a measure fraught with injustice and iniquity wa9 introduced, passed, and received the royal assent?now remain; a fitting tribute to the rage of an insulted people. None regret the los9 of the buildings; every one, the splendid libraries, in which were the archives und records of Canada for hundreds of years; valuable works, from every quarter of the globe, were heaped in profusion within those walls; eleven hundred volumes of records of the British House of Commons, of which no other copy was extant, were destroyed. Not eighty dollars worth of property was saved. The loss is irreparable, and is regretted by all. The (Queen's picture was saved from the burning buildings, but destroyed in the streets. The party in charge of the mace carried it to Donegana's Hotel, and there placed it in the hands of Sir Allan McNab. No lives were lost. T. B. Turner, Esq., of the Montreal Courier, Sir Allan McNab, and the Hon. W. Badgely, in attempting to save some books from the library, k were nearly lost. They were obliged to drop the works and rush for the legislative council chamber door, which, to their horror, they found locked. Their cries were heard by a party in the library of the council, who had axes, and the panel was smashed in; they then escaped bv a ladder from the balcony. It was rumored amongst the mob, that the French members were hid in the cellars, and would be destroyed by the fire. The announcement was received with the most brutal cheers. At 12 o'clock, satisfied with the work of the evening, the multitude dispersed. His Excellency, the Governor General, with his family, came into town, and remained all night under the protection of a large guard at Government House. Early this morning, Messrs. M?ck, Howard, Montpomerie, unu Forres, proprietor of the Montreal Gazette, were arrested on a charge of arson. They were taken before the police magistrates, and after an examination of a few hours, remanded to jail till to-morrow. The excitement during the day was intense. A mob of three thousand persons accompanied them to the jail. Through the influence of their leaders, the mob were prevented from any outbreak. Had they chose to do so, the one hundred soldiers who guarded the cabs would have soon been settled. Rut it was represented that more good would arise from their incarceration for a tew hours. In the evening it was announced that a meeting would be held on the Champ de Mars to-morrow at two o'clock ; the Hon. George Moffatt to be In the chair; when the peace and safety of the country will he discussed. It has already been decided, that safety and peace can only he insured ' by His Excellency going home. Notice will be given him to quit the confines of Canada before the expiration of the week. Sir Benjamin D'Hoban is to be railed upon to administer the affairs of the country till he receives tidings from home. A French magistrate, named Arniot, who went to the jail with the prisoners, was nearly torn to pieces by the mob. An assemblage of persons was collected outside the government house during the whole day, for the purpose of laying hold of the ministry, and were only prevented from entering the house by the presence of the military, with whom it is the determination of the British party not to quarrel, and it was also the military's desire. The soldiery enjoyed the fun excessively, nnrl run nu \junrm cnnH j unrl tooro noooa/l K?? e...l ...... .......j ... ... .... >. vH^nnu KV.n l-'lODCU if J UUlll officers nn<l mm, on the French party. Every now nnd then, one of the ministry would make hin appearance at the door, and quickly retire nt the ferocious howls of the mob tliHt greeted his presence. The (.Jovernor was not in town, he having left in the morning. Half a regiment is stationed nt Monk land's. About eight o'clock, the mob was augmented to several thousands. Messrs. Lafontaine and Holmes determined to make an attempt to get out jn a cab through the mob. which they succeeded in doing, after the cab had been turned round half-a-dozen times, the lives f, ightened out of them, and their clothes torn nnd P^mitted with the yelk of eggs. The frontier of theV10'1 ,','n pave way ; and one of the leaderR 9 having given the word "To Mr.Hincks' house!" the .iialtitua'c moved oft' in the direction of Heaver Hall. Tn'rec cheers were given for the military, as they pas "cd the guard-house. Having arrived r Mr. llinck.' ' residence, the work of destruction began; nod i f) the windows and doors of Messrs. | E N E 1 need not state the great excitement which prevails throughout the city. Provisional governments, murders, arsons, are wordsfrequently heard. It is said, the Governor and his family have taken refuge on the Island of St. Helen's. Parliament met yesterday (secret session) in the Bonsecour Market Hall, which was strongly garrisoned by soldiers. The guards were doubled, at all the principal posts, and the city had quite the appearance of a military garrison. I write in great haste, as the post is just leaving. X. Y. Z> Translation from our French Files. Arrest and Subsequent Liberation of tiir Kino of Spain, par pretension.?The Count ot Montemclin, King of Spain by lineal descent, was nrre6ted on the borders of France, on the night ol the 4th of April, as a Carlist officer. He was imprisoned in the citadel provisionally, with four ol his attendants, and next day was conducted to thr Prefecture of Police. A singular accident occurred to prove the identity of the Prince. The secretary of the Prefect of Police was a young man who had studied medicine at the College of Ilourges at the same time when the Prince was also n student at college. He immediately recognised the descendant of the Ferdinands. The Pretender King was led to the frontiers of France, and there set at liberty. Editorial Secretion.?Hons. Proudhon, editoi of The People, is said to have secreted himself completely since the judgment against him. No one can tell where lie is. Yet he works as usual on his paper, and promises to keen up unmitigated his former attacks against all that is really social, by inculcating the principles which, by a strange misnomer, are called socialism. California ?The Consul of France, at Honolulu, in the Sandwich Islands, has sent to the Chamber of Commerce, at Havre, an interesting accouni relating to California. The Consul commences with an account of the first discovery of gold by the Americans, in digging the mill dam at Sutter's lie men Bays:? 1 lie results obtained by thosr who were first at the diggings are almost incredible. Drunken sailors, loose vagabonds, deserters from whale ships, escaped convicts, and men ol that stamp, have come on here to Honolulu, after an absence of two or three months, worth from 80,000 to 200,000 francs. The minimum of gains each one made in a day has; been sixtv dollars.? There are at this moment six thousand workmen on the banks of the Sacramento. The El Dorado, that dream of adventurers ever since the days ol Columbus, has at length been discovered." The Consul then regrets that the state of treaty between France and the United .States, does not allow more privileges to French ships in tno port of San Francisco. He concludes with saying that he sends a specimen of the gold. [Signed] Dii.uin, Consul of Franca. Tcrkey and Rtssia.?The English fleet in the Dardanelles will be aided shortly by the junction of several French vessels of vyar. We learn by our latest ndvices from Paris, that General Aussick, the French ambassador at Constantinople, has, in his despatches to his government, strongly urged the necessity of a French force in the Dardanelles, to protect Turkey against the contemplated attack of the Russian fleet. In consequence of this state of things, the French government has determined to send several vessels of war to the Bosphorus. These ships, it is said, have orders to protect the Dardanelles, in concert with the English squadron, already engaged in that service. A Military Editor?General Cavuignac, it is said, has become one of the proprietors of the Paris journal Ac Sitrlr. and is a membor of the council which directs the editorial department of hat celebrated journal. Towa and Missocri Bocndary.?The long existing difficulty between this State nnd Missouri is at last settled by the highestjudicial tribunal knovyn to the land?settled, too, we are happy to add, in favor of Iowa. The decision of the Supreme Court, which was delivered by Judge Catron on the 13th ult., establishes the old Indian boundary line, as it is called, as the boundary of Missouri, nnd of course makes that line the southern boundary of Iowa. This is what our State has been always contending for, and all that it has contended for. It was our fighting line ; and the intelligence that it is at length judicially and finally affirmed, will be received with the greatest satisfaction. A decision in favor of Missouri would have been productive of great inconvenience and injniy to our southern counties, by unsettling county lines and county scats. Leaving us, however, as it does, unshojn nnd unmutilated, the effect must be highly favorable, particularly to the strip of country in dispute.?Burlington (Iowa) (iazette, April 4. Mt'rder in Harford County, Mt>.?We learn that a most brutal murder was committed in Harford county, on Tuesday night last, near the Bush Furnace, the victim being a pedlar, supposed to he named Newman, from this city. Hisgoods were, scattered about the road, and his money gone. It is conjectured that the murderer has gone up the Susouehnnna, as a horse was stolen in the neighborhood of the murder, and ridden about eight miles ill that direct i<in uclien lie U.oo mil in u et .Me l.n the roRd side, nnd a fresh one taken, which was found in a day or two after sonic distance up the canal. This circumstance leads to the opinion that the murderer was also the equestrian, who found it necessary, is his hasty flight, to so frequently rslay his horses.?Baltimore Sua, April'M. Ji.mnois Senator.?The St. Louis Republican, of last Saturday, says that it is stated, 011 good authority, that Governor French, of Illinois, has come to the conclusion that he does not possess, under the constitution, the power to appoint a Senator to fill the place to which General Shields was elected last wintar, and which he did fill for several days before his ineligibility was determined by the Senate. If this is so, there must necessarily be a called session of the legislature. ilinrks, Holmes Ar Wilson's (a radical) dwellings were smashed to pieces. Luckily at that moment a cry wasniade, "To Mr.Lafontame's!" which, together with the account that Mr. Ilincks hid moved during the day, completely drew oil" the mob. Immediately upon arriving, the house ol Mr. Taifoiitaine, which was quite new and tinished, also the property of Mr. L. himself, (although he had not moved into it,) was furiously attacked. The oul-buildings were set on fire, and the house completely gutted?furniture smashed, magnificent pier glasses broken to pieces, feat list beds ripped up, and every sort of destruction possible. Three times the house was an fire, but put out by the leaders. After the work was accomplished and the mob retiring, they suddenly found themselves in the presence of a regiment of troops, for whom they immediately gave threr cheers, and passed by. Thus ended the second night, but the worst has to" come; for what is determined to be done today, will he led on by men of standing, influence, and wealth. The mob will be armed, and assistance is momentarily expected front the townships. A number-of young Frenchmen enrolled themselves as a body guard to protect Lord Elgin, who, strange to say, ran the inevitable consequences ol accepting such assistance, viz.: the long talked ol war of races. The .St. Andrew's Society have met, and expelled his lordship from the roll of the Society. returning him. at the same time his ant?. scription, with interest for all the time it has been in their hands. The Curling Club have met and done the same. It is said thnt his Excellency bitterly accuses his ministry of having misadvised him. No telegraphic reports have been received from Upper Canada, so that we are in ignorance of what is going on. Some underhand work is going on witn the telegraph office and the government, although denied by the managers of the telegraph. Au revoir. F. Montreal, April 27, 1849. Placards signed by all the leading men, are posted tip, calling a public meeting at 2 P. M.; and a proclamation by government, offering $400 reward for the parties, or each of them, that set the Parliament buildings on fire. F. montreal, April 26, 18-19. Arrests?Secret Session of Parliament?Excitement. Since I wrote to you, nothing has occurred, with the exception of the arrest of Messrs. Mack, Ferres, (editor of the Montreal Gazette,) Montgomerie, Ksdnile and Ileward, on a charge of arson, arising out of the destruction of the parliament house. They arc the gentlemen, who addressed the meeting at the Champ de Mars, on that evening. They were this morning conveyed from the court liousa to the jail, accompanied by a strong detachment of the 19th regiment. There was no attempt at a rescue, as was very generally expected. This night, about 8 o'clock, the mob broke the windows of the houses on lleaver Hall Terrace, belonging to Mr. Ilincks, the Inspector General, Messrs. Holmes, member for the city, and Mr. "Wilson, and afterwards set fire to the sheds of a building in the Saint Antoine Koad, belonging to Mr. Lafontaine, the Attorney General for Lowei funarlo W YO MORNING EDITION?rI > liifox'* of Amrrlcnn Com*ul? Abroad. A Wellington correspondent ot the Examiner has compiled from public documents a full account of the official incomes of our Consuls In foreign porta, which in the present state of things will interest a large number of highly respectable gentlemen. It will be seen that uo< emulate la worth filO.tKM) a year. The dates given arc those of the latest returua made to Washington :? Liverpool. IH1 $3,963 Ofl Bristol 1846 895 16 I Rio dc Janeiro..1846 '.'AM 40 littraarara, (3 mum 1 he IM7 #,.330 76 of 1846 $131 79 , London 1846 Uo 1*47 954 00 Fees, $3,46630, of- Smyrna 1816 618 1*1 fice rent, S2.W0, Uo. (i ana. of... 1847 285 90 salary. S.2,000.. . R,Mt? 30 St. Uelcna IMd 918 38 , Uo 18)7 9,592 40 Uo 1847 478 28 Havana 1846 ) St. Christopher. ..1846 9401*) , & 1848, previous > 6,363 00 Uo 1847 270 00 years. > Matamoraa before tba i Glasgow 1846 3,324 00 w ar averaged 950 00 Uo 1847 6,072 1*1 Antigua 1.848 418 (HI St. Thomas... 164(1 4.7(H) 09 Uo 1*47 JjH 00 Uo 1M7 4,911 90 Buenos Ayres. .. isifl 134 00 ( Sandwich Isl'ds IMO 4.534 79 Do 1M7 418 Oil Uo 1847 2.66.11*1 Ilong Kong 1846 422 90 Leeds 18(6 1.809 16 Uo 1K17 251 51 ' Do 1847 ;i,244 04 Malta 1816 491 82 Havre 1846 2.(147 51 Uo I.847 248 00 Trinld'ddtCuba.1846 2,170 7.'t La Kochalle 1846 313 00 2.921 51 Uo 1847 468 (HI Pietou, N. 8... .l?4d 1,298 99 Gtiayaina 1846 458 1*1 Uo 1847 2,779 41 Da 184 7 47 1 00 f Paris 1840 1,818 49 Fnyal 1816 4:13 (*) Uo 1617 2,208 89 Do I847 412 I*) Antwerp 1846 1,012 04 Para, Brazil 1846 440 5) Uo 1847 2.012 24 Uo 1817 414 1*1 Kingston Ja... 1846 1,539 51 Oporto 1846 403 00 1,401 60 Do 1817 228 00 Palermo, Sicily.1846 1,9,35 51 Tampico before tho Uo 1847 1,923 90 war averaged 45)00 Belfast 1846 1,259 79 Leith ISt'i 230 00 Uo 1847 1.881 00 Uo 1.847 334 00 Tnlculiuaua, Chi. 1646 1.993 12 St. John, N. IL. .1816 318 (g) I Uo 1,847 1,844 37 Uo 1847 332 00 Valparaiso 1846 920 5) St. Petersburg.. ..1846 270 00 Uo 1847 1,859 1*1 Uo IS17 306 43 1 Marseilles 1846 1,417 5) Gnadaloupe I817 238 00 Do 1847 1,271 90 Martinique 1846 303 90 Tonce 1846 1,241 90 Do? 18)7 305 IK) Do 1847 951 50 Florence 1816 360 00 Mayaguei.C mo. 1846 402 IK) Huy of Islands, Uo 1847 1.24 0 00 New Zealand. .1846 327 33 Rio Grande.... 1846 1 00 Aux Cayos. 1844, .'{59 .V) Do 1847 1,343 00 Do 1*47 SIS 00 Bremen 1846 1,098 30 Frankfurt on the Do 1847 1,075 80 Main 1846 154 00 Basic 18445 83(5 80 Do I,*47 353 00 }>" 1847 1,084 00 Singapore, li uiu?. [To Basle $400 a or. 1H445 27 00 year allowed for Do . IS47 208 iM _ rent.] Calcutta 1846 193 00 Genoa 1846 652 00 l>o 1847 293 60 Do 1M7 1,00101 Il"bart T..N.S. W.1HI6 223 25 Bordeaux 1810 1,03100 Do 18|7 270 87 Do ti mos. of 1847 000 00 Madeira ISKi 214 09 Fernambuco, six Do 1*47 247 00 do. ef 1846 4.11 50 Dublin 1816 "07 (?( Do 1847 1,052 88 Do 1,847 215 00 Trieste, 6 mouths Leghorn 1847 302 00 of 1816 Ml 62 Tobusco beforo the Do 1847 1,052 88 war averagud... . 220 00 Canton 1846 686 50 Lacuna 1845 24 4 75 Do 1817 1,063 00 Cane of G. Hope. 1846 138 50 Barbados, 6 mog. Do 1847 19.-, 25 of 1846 7541 17 Teneriffe 1816 171 75 Do. 5mos. of 1817 379 00 Do 1817 |i>| 12 Cowcs, (Eng.). .1816 908 14 Manilla 1846 1 41 50 ..Do 1847 282 32 Do 1*47 12150 Hamburgh 1846 476 00 Lisbon I847 165 50 Do. 1847 915 00 St. Jago (Capo de Dundee 1846 812 00 Verd) 1816 110 00 .Do... 1847 93500 Do. 3 mos. of. .1817 2891, Londonderry... .18441 84 56 Paramaribo 1846 416.50 Do............m7 917 50 Do 1847 1 86 2.5 Turks Island.... 1846 982 47 Gottenliurg 1816 it 25 _Do... 1847 504) 90 Do 1817 186 60 , Bermuda 1846 982 47 Rome 18(6 142 00 1 Wf' 8450 00 Moasini 18 6 170 00 \ era I ruz before tko Zamibarl 1846 184 75 war averaged... . 900 00 Do 1*17 19350 1 Montevideo 1846 750 00 Lauthala (Fclue I Do 1847 896 24 Islands) 18(6 196 50 Sidney, N'. S. W. 1846 527 00 Do 1SI7 72 09 Do 1847 836 75 Maranham lsl's.1846 158 00 Cork 1846 128 00 Do 1847 16100 Do 1847 733 20 Porto Plata (St. Lnguayra 1846 770 73 Domingo) 1847 108 00 Do 1847 599 25 Santa Martha areCare llayticn. ..1846 539 30 rage about 100 00 Do 1847 794 94 Nantes 1K40 96 00 Mnlaga 1846 750 75 Do. 6 mos. of 1847 32 00 _ Do 1817 709 00 Barcelona 1816 88 00 lartiz 1MB m*i an Do 1817 92 im? Do 1847 736 00 Constantinople, 1816 85 .V) St.Jago deCuba, 1846 7t>6 00 Falmouth 1*46 21 66 Do 1847 710 00 Do 1817 78 98 Loipsic 1846 592 (10 Venice 1816 72 00 Do 1847 780 00 Cartlmg'na( NG11846 70 30 Naples 1846 698 on Santa (Brazil).. 1816 72 30 Do 1847 742 1*1 Do 1817 48 00 Amsterdam... . 1846 298 20 Elsineur 1846 69 (Ml I)o 1847 727 62 Oilesaa 1816 60 00 I.ima 1846 636 92 Do 1817 42 00 Do 1817 633 16 Plymouth 1846 34 00 Taita (Peru).. .1846 653 00 Do 1817 28 30 Do 1847 490 00 Port Mahon 1846 14 00 I Puerto Cabcllo..IK. 684 00 Stetting 1816 13 (*) Do 1817 600 00 Do 1817 18 00 St. Croix 1816 505 00 Copenhagen ... .1816 10 00 Do 1.817 623 00 CityofSt.Dom'o.1817 4 00 " Iele of France. .1846 638 50 Vienna, from July 30, Do. .6 moe. of 1847 34 50 1815 to June30, 48, Gibraltar 1846 641 47 produced 374 00 I Do 1847 472 50 Campeachy, (luring r St. Johas, Span'h.1846 556*00 the live just year-. | D? 1847 481 25 yielded 987 00 For several of the minor consulships there aro no returns of fees. Ten others arc salaried, viz :? One at Alexandria. In Egypt, at $3,000 yearly. Three on the coast of Barbury^cing Tripoli, Tunis, and Tan1 gier, at $2,000 yearly, each. Five in China, being t Arnoy, Fuchow, Niugpo, and Shanghac, each receiving $1 000 a year. One at Bcirout, coast of Syria, being $500 a year. Domestic Miscellany. ! The water has been let into the Utica Canal, as tho i navigation will open In a few days. ' The truth of the assertion that Henry Clay will dcli' vcr the annual Address next fall before the Ohio State Agricultural Society, is denied. A duel has been fought between a midshipman named Jones, and Dr. Pope, and both severely wounded. There has been a strike on tho canal between Buffalo and Black Rock, the object being 10 hours a day or , more money. r In Cincinnati, six auctioneers have been fined $300 for selling without a license. They have been knocked down wituout a bid on their part. The Chicago Dtmocrat of the 18th ult., states that the i brig Montezuma, at anchor in the lake, with sails set, r could not raise her auchor and proceed on her voyage, . on account of the crew refusing to do duty. The captain came ashore for assistance. On the 21st, tho vesI sel remained at anchor with a sitrnui of distress flvimr I and a warrant for the arrest of four of the crew was sent for by the captain. The Democrat says, "wo undcr1 stand the crew complained of the weather being too cold." 7 The St. Louis Republican of the 20th ult . says that the steamer Grand Turk rearhwl this city last evening, from New Orleaus. with four hundred deck passengers on board, two hundred and fifty of whom are Knglish emigrants, and mostly Mormons. No deaths or sickness of moment occurred among them on the passage up. The colliers in the Schuylkill coal region hare resoled that no more coal shall be sent from tbut region to market, until purchasers evince a stronger disposition to buy. A widow lady, named Treston. was inhumanly murdered three or four days ago. iu Buekeyestown district, Frederick county. Md. Mtncywas the object of the foul murderer, who has not, we understand, boeu arrested. Two dead bodies have been found in the Methodist graveyard. Pittsburg, one in a coffin which was smashed , up. and the other was enveloped in what appeared to ! be bed-clothes. The cause of so terrible an outrage upon the sacred rights of sepulture, and upon the feelings of a civilized community, has not been assigned. A council of Trairle Ind lans, who inhabit the territory between the Itorkv Mountains sod the Indian country west of Missouri and Arkan-as. is to conveno this summer. During the burning of the steamer General Pike, on the Mississippi, near New Orleans, Col. Butler, a citij 7.en of Texas, who was lately appointed to an office by President Taylor, and was well known throughout the I L'nlon. endeavored to save a lady who was travelling iu his company, but in doing so lost his own life, and was burnt with the boat. The lady was saved. Thu boat took fire at night, when all were nslcep. The want of a hospital at Pittsburgh, for strangers, has been painfully illustrated by the death of an unfortunate man, who, it would seem, was unknown, ' houseless, and friendless. The cause of death was t cholera The deceased was convoyed from street to I street, each one refusing to take care of him. until, at ) last. Dr. Penniman| took him to his house. This act of | charity does infinite honor to the heart of this gentle; man, while the city authorities, by not having made provision ror such eases, deserve the severest censure. 1 hey nre unfit for their offices; as nil such. they should be regarded by every one who possesses one particle of benevolence or humanity. Army Intelligence. f apt. N W. Hunter, of the United State* Ariny. died suddenly, on Wednesday night. at the Charleston. (8. C.) Hotel. C'npt H. had arrived only that day froin Savannah, and expired after a fow hours' illness Ffavnl Intelligence. A naTal court martial 1* to assemble on board the U. 8. *hip Pennsylvania on the 7th of Mny, for the trial of Commodore Head, Capt. Smoot, I.ieut. Trent!**, and other*. Supreme Court?In Chamber*!. [Before Judge Kdinonds J Aran. 29?H*ar.a* Corpus.?fJdtcard Murray ami Jamn Cromwtll, charged with stealing seventeen canary bird*, were brought up and their discharge* sought for. on the ground that the bird* wen- not the *ubj< et of larceny, not being kept for food. The Court was of the rami- opinion, and discharged the prisoners [Before Judge Kdwards J Flat/ vt. Sityttnm- A motion was made to-day to his Honor for a receiver over the property of the defendant. It seems tlist the plaintiff obtained a judgment against the former, upon which an action wa* institntcd. A Still well warrant wa* afterward* isaued, under which the defendant wa* arrested and examined I pun this examination the application wa* grounded. I lie motion was resisted, on the ground that the judgment wa* now vested in a lawyer, aud prosecuted for his benellt. contrary to the statute. The Judge granted the order. Circuit Court. Before Judge Kdmond*. Aran. SO The jury calendar from No. to 100 was railed, and only six eases were ready, which wurc set down for to-morrow. RE H TJESDAY, MAY 1, 1849. Theatrical and Musical* liowxi TiiKATRr..?The scone that presented itself last eveniug at this house, was a most brilliant one. as every available spot was crowded, and the immense audience were most enthusiastic In their applause of the really splendid performances on the Btagc. The play was " Werner, or the Inheritance," Mr. Wallack playing Werner; and we hazard nothing In saying that his performance of it throughout, was one of the most admirable pieces of acting that can be imagined It is, undoubtedly, the very best thing he does, and the enthusiastic plaudits that were continually being given, were well deserved. Never have we seen a more

magnificent piece of acting than his in the scene where be meets with I'lric. and after disclosing to him that he is the plunderer of Stralenlieltn, seeks to pa liate the deed by his false reasoning; it was truly ter rifle to sec tint eagerness, linlf-muuiacal. with which tho wretched Werner nought to excuse his actions iu the mind of his " long lost ill-found boy." His scono. too, with Stralciihciiii. where he evades the questions put to him as to who he was. was admirably doue. We can but repent that Werner is. undoubtedly, the part tha Mr Wallack plays host, and we trust that the brilliant success he met with last evening, will induce him to play it more than once again during his present engagement. Mrs. Wallack. as Josephine, had not much to do, but what site had she did witli much taste. Ulric is the chnrnetcr. next to Werner, which is of most interest; and in the hands of Mr. MoFarland. it wastlnely performed; lie linked the "stalworth handsome stripling" to perfection, and by his acting added much to the success of the general performance. Mr. (iilhcrt, as the Hungarian, played the part of the blulT soldier, indignant at being suspected, well; whilst Winans. as I the old Intendant. was very quaint and comic. Truly, lost evening was a glorious one at the Bowery, and we vi grct that the engagement of tho Watlucka Is drawing to a close, as they have given the greatest satisfaction to vast numbers for the last two weeks. To-night is their last night but one. The ''Stranger." and the admirable drama of the "Power of fluid." will form the hill of the c\i iiing. Wo advise tboso who wish to get good scots to go curly. Broadway Thf.atri:.?Mr. Forrest appeared at the Broadway, last evening, in tho character of King Lear, which may be set down as one of the most difficult characters to personate. There is such a variety of talent required, that it taxes the nctor in no small manner. Tho old man must he well played throughout; the ofTcnded yet doting father must bu seen and tho injured and indignant King must also be illustrated. Mr. Forrest's effort last evening was a happy one, aud received tlio approbation of tlie very large audience which was in attendance. The curse at tin* end of the first act was delivered iu a manner which called forth loud plaudits, which were kept up for some time after the scene was completed. We think Mr. Forrest's voice lias lost some of its power on the lower tones, but. taken all iu all. lie plays better than formerly, lie rants less than he diil formerly. Mr. Dyott appeared last evcniug. as Kdgar. anil really deservws much praise for tbe manner In which lie acquitted himself in that Jinrt, which is by no uicniiH an easy one to perform with credit. The scene between " Poor Tom" and the King was admirably done. The remaining parts were well cast. Miss F W'nllark played Cordelia. Mrs. Dyott made lior first appearance at this theatre, playing Uoneril. The afterpiece was the new comic drama railed -'Which is the King!" a pleasant little piece, which is received every night with great applause. Mr. Forrest will appear at the Broadway this evening, and every evening during the present week. Natiokal Theatre.?During this present week, will be the last time that Chanfrau will play his famous character of Mose for some timo to come, as there are so many novelties on baud that Mose must make way for them. Meantime, as Harry Mcndon in " Hosina Meadows," und Mose in "New York as It Is." he will nightly amuse his numerous admirers. Last evening the house was finely filled, aud the above mentioned pieces never went off better. Poor Hosina Meadows, and her multiform dangers and trials in this great city, was well played by Miss Mestayer; and the various eccentricities of Bill Twill, from the country, in "New York as It Is." amused them mightily. Poor Twill, what with liis paying to cross the Park, buying the watches of distressed widows with large families, and all the other snares he falls iuto, he has a hard time ! Mose and his " musses" were as usual much npplauded. The drama of the " Momentous Question" concluded the entertainments. For to-night's bill, we refer to our list of amusements. Bcbtos's Theatre.?The reprite at this theatre of the excellent five act comedy of Mr. Brougham, " Romance and Reality," was witnessed, last night, by a Tery crowded house. It was, wo must confess, better performed on that occasion than it had previously been. The charaetcvs wore distributed In a very eredltablo manner, and rendered, by the able comedians who walk the boards of Chambers street theatre, with great humor and wit. Mr. Burton, as Asper Mauley, was cnpiuu ; wr. nrougimm. as jhck swllt, snowed >tiuif>clt a wonderful delineator of that clans of pinur uhVUm so numerous in our society ; Mrs. Vernon, in the peculiar rf>lt of Barbara Manlcy. (rave to that admirer of social reform all the gentlemanly expression of habits and speech which, now-a-days, is so often seen in nil the Kourierlst clubs. In a word, we were no more shamed than Mr Burton himself of the style with which Messrs. Jordan. Raymond, and Johnston, as well as Miss ( liapmnn and Mrs. Brougham acquitted themselves of the difficult task imposed upon them. The comedy of ''Romance and Reality." the plot of which As well known to the play-goers of New York, may be considered as a very good comedy. The scenes as well as the acts are excellently charptntitt, and the dialogue very humorous and sarcastir. En tin mot. the play, as it is, deserves to he seen, and reflects |hlgh credit upon its author. No doubt it will attract for a long time numerous crowded houses at Burton's theatre. Messrs. Brougham and Burton were called ill front of the curtain at the end of the comedy, and received with deafening applause. The entertainment concluded with the laughnbie farce of the " Illustrious Stranger," in which Mr. Burke made his tirst appearance, and was cordially welcomed by all present. We shall speak more at length hereafter of the histrionic talent of this comic actor. Christy's Mivstrei.s will to-night give their 337th concert In this city during their present occupancy of Mechanics' Hall. This is a loDg run for one band of minstrels in New York, where there are such numbers of exhibitions always open to the public ; but Christy's have so much merit, and such an amount of genulno talent among them, that they are able to sustain themselves for 337 nights more, we doubt not?at least tho patronage they receive Is as great as ever. They give a fine programme this evening, Nr.w Orleans Skrenakers.?The rery and really seientil performances of these admirable singers, arc finely patronized by tho musical public, and those who are not musical, too; for their genuina wit. ready repartee, and smart sayings, are as good in their way as their music is Their barlacq?< and songs cunnut fail to be appreciated by all Chinese Museum.?Thla splendid collection Is well worth a visit from every one. Just now the city is filled with strangers, coming to attend the approaching anniversaries; they can find no more interesting exhibition than this one, and ought all to visit it. Tho Canal Circus, under the management of Col. Mann and Mr. John Tryon. Is doing a greHt business in the towns on the Hudson river. They are now in Fougbkeepsie. Desire Ikelhcimer will give a grand concert at the .Apollo Dooms. 011 Monday next. He will be assisted by TafTanclll. Max Marctzck will preside at the pianoforte. Mr. R. Russell ha* been dangerously ill, In New Orleune, of congestive fever. Mr. Rirhings' benefit will take plaee on Monday next, ill Philadelphia. The Seguins. and other distinguished professionals. will lend their powerful and charming aid on the occasion. Henri llerx. proposes to give a concert at Norfolk, provided that 2.ri0 persons subscribe two dollars each. '1 his is a very wise mode of proceeding, seeing how tho aristocracy of this city patronise the Italian opera. Herr Alexander. Jr.. intends to give several of his entertainments in Columbia, 8. C. It Is said that Mrs. butler intends to visit Providence, this week, or the following, for the purpose of giving a series of readings from the I'oet of Nature. To the ttnitnn of the IIkrai.d:? In ihe Htralil of yesterday is an extract from a Sunday paper of the day previous, referring to the nlleged defalcation of the present United States Marshal, which says:? " A fact not generally known, hot fully developed by the present occurrences, is now brought to light?the friends of Mr llapelyc furnished sureties for throe of the Marshals. on condition that he should have entire control of the finances by virtue of his position in the bureau. To facilitate the arrangement. Mr. Bleecker executed an assignment of all the emoluments of the office to his chief deputy, thus rendering Mr bapolye Marshal iif. facto. This ingenious precedent was followed by Stillwell." As my name has been improperly used in the above connection, it may be proper for me to say, that as far as 1 am concerned as one of the three marshals alluded to in the above extract, ihe statement IK U'bnllv imfnilliftnH I Whs ITniterl Stole a Man lial for sixteen month.", in 1880 and 1840, (without selling mjr office or myself to get it.) I enjoyed its whole receipts, lean the pay of my deputy, and when removed hy President Tyler, it was solely on party grounds, and while the government was in my debt. I had no such arrangement "to facilitate," for the simple reason th it neither | Mr. llapelyc or his Iriends furnished sureties for rn'-. I hut were under heavy bonds to ine for the faithful performance of his duties as deputy. My sureties were lJaval Banks and Thomas W. Nntterthw.iiie. i Anthony J. Bi.kf.ckkh. An Affair op Honor came oft' at Old Point, ' Vn , on Thursday, between J. P. Jones, pissed midshipman, and J. B. Hope, nephew of Com. Barron, in which both the combatants were seriously wounded, but not mortally.?Baltimore Sun, April 30. mm"$ nt1 iimiu 11,11 [ERA Court of Oyer ai?l Terminer* Before Judge Kdtuonds. t?nd Aid. Adams and Downing. SENTENCES OF WOOD FOU MIRDER AND DONALDSON Foil MANSLAUGHTER. Aran. .10 ?Wood, who had boon convicted on Thursday of the murder of his wile l>y administering poison to her. wus put to the bar to receive scntcuee I 'pou being asked what he had to say why sentence should not bo pronounced against him, lie said in- knew nothing about his wife bciDg poisoned until Hie doctors told him of it; that he (Wood) was innocent of the charge, and hoped his honor would give him a long time to find it out ? that Is. to tind out who poisoned her. The Judge then proceeded to pass sentence on him. He said that upon 'lis trial lie had every advantage - nothing WM excluded in the shape of evidence that bo or his counsel could suggest that bore on the rase, or that could benefit him. Under those circumstances, the jury convicted him, after a very short consultation, and the whole Impression left on the minds of the Court and jury was. that lie was guilty of the crime charged against him, and for which lie was now to suffer. His Honor then went ou to impress on the convict that there was no chanco of a reprieve for him, and urged him to make use of the time Hint would ho given him to make his peace witli his Maker, and to prepare himself for another world. The sentence of the Court was. that on the day of.Juno next, he be hanged by the neck until lie be dead. The warrant for his execution was then read and do. liveredto.Mr. Yultee, the Deputy Sheriff. Wood was then removed, lie heard the seuteuoe with groat calmness. William Donaldson, convicted of manslaughter in the third degree at the last term, was then put to the liar, ami after being <iuestioned as to whether he had any trade or culling, upon answering in the negative, the Judge proceeded to pass sentence on him, and after reading him ? led ure on t li<> enormity of carrying conoealod armn, and lining them upon slight mid trivial oocubIoiis, he sentenced him to two years and four mouths imprisonment in tlio Slate prison at Sing Sing. TRIAL OF WILLIAM PIERCE FOR THE MURDER OF LEWIS ROTl'A, THE ITALIAN ORGANIST. William Pierce, a young man of about 19 years of age. indicted for the murder of Lewis Ilottn. an Italian, on the 9th of January last, was put to the bar, and directed to make his challenges. TheClcrk proceeded to call over the names of the jury. and. after about two hours in discussing the various challenges made by the prisoner's counsel, the following named gentlemen were sworn to try the prisoner, and true deliverance make between him and the pimple:?John II. Uulin, Kdwurd C. Little. John Pottlgruw, Wui. II. Weed. Wui. Burnwall, Sctli Penn, Samuel Reeves, < hurles Fletcher. Richard M. Pell, David Morrison, Natliauiel Uasselt, James Greloy. The Assoc iarr. District Attorskt tlien proeooded to open the case lor the prosecution, lie said he was charged with the crime of killing an Italian, named Lewis Botta, under the following circumstances:?On the night of the hilt of January, the prisoner prepared a stick, or club about two feet long und left it lit a store in Leonard street. The next night ho went to the store, got it. and. as ho was coming out, met the defeased. Some words passed between them. upon which lie struck him on the head with tho club. The deceased staggered, and, before he had time to recover himself, lie struck liim again, nnd repeated the blows four or five times. Deceased fell senseless on the ground, lie was immediately taken to the City Hospital, where he died nest day. John Nklsox culled nnd sworn for the prosecution.? Knows the prisoner; knows the store kept by Henry Jenkcns, at the corner of Leonard anil Anthony streets; was there the Utli of January last, between five and six o'clock in the evening; prisoner came in while 1 was there; there were five or six of us In tho store; prisoner asked for a stick that he left there; he got it. and went out; the stick was about two feet long, and pretty near rs thick as my wrist; the organ man (deceased) was standing on the side-walk at tlio corner of Orange street; liis organ was on the side-walk; he ran across tho street; prisoner ran after him, and struck hint on the back of the head; he afterwards struck him five or six times on different parts of his body; prisoner afterwards went up Orange street, und took the stick with him; prisoner said the reason he struck him was because lie called him a son of n b . To the Court.?Has known tho prisoner three or four mouths. To the District Attorney.? Helped tho deceased to get up; he fell twice; a policeman named Itiellv. took bimitwuy; the deceased was about 40 yours of age; ho hint a hump on his back. Crost-examined.?Health's in Orange street, closo by the Points; keeps a boarding house; saw the prisoner that morning in the grocery; when prisoner came In that evening, he seemed to be in a passion; ho asked tor the stick he had lell there; witness thinks he had been drinking; witness followed him out because he thought he was angry; heard no words pass between them, until dcc< nsed hallooed for an M. 1'.; when I saw deceased first, he was laying his organ down; prisoner was roming out the door at the time; the deceased ran, and prisoner ran after, overtook, and struck him; he only struck with one hand; prisoner returned to the store aftcrwurds, and remained thero for ubout half an hour. IHrert examination returned.?rrisoner never spoko to witness of this affair after the man's death; saw him the day after the man's death; did not sec him afterwards until he was arrested; the man hallooed out in language that witness did not understand; It was a locust stick with which lie struck d> ceased?pretty near as heavy as lignum \itiv; witness saw it afterwards ill the store, and hud it in Ills baud after the man was struck; as he rose, lie put both his hands to his head, and again tell on his orgnn. Ciiam.i.s Siiaukkv examined for prosecution.?Resides in Stanton street; was in Leonard street the night the organ man was killed; saw the prisoner strike deceased six or eight blows; the deceased was standing on the curb; the first blow was given opposite the store, on the side-walk; lie then ran into the middle of the direct and hallooed; prisoner ran after him and repeated the blows; the mnu fell, and he afterwards struck him while down; lie might have struck him five or six times; witness thought the sound of the blow was from the man's lieud; he continued to halloo all the time; saw prisoner, immediately after, in bayard street, and spoke to him; he pulled out the cluh, ?ud showed itj to witness and a man named Conway, who was in company witli witness, and asked Conway if he saw him, the prisoner, "give that saucy son of a b some;" knows prisoner since he was a boy; thinks his people live up on Manhattan island. C'rott-rxamined.?Q.?Can you describe the difference in sound between a body blow and a blow on the head ! A.?I could not if I did not try both; the blow on the head gives out a more solid sound than ouu on tho body. Edward Ricli.t sworn.?Is an olllcer of the Sixth ward police; was on duty tliu flight of tho murder; tound the deceased lying on the street; assisted h!ra to get up; he attempted to put the organ on his back, but wns unnme; ne said no wisneu to go tinmo, to Orange street, where be resided; a man came up, and offered to take the organ for him; witness then aviated him a." far as Cross street; the deceased assisted in putting the organ on the other man * hack; they then went away; the deceased complained very much of his head. A>tomo Muu-eturi examined.?I,Wed at No. 17 Orange street, at the time the deceased was killed; the deceased resided in the same house; witness received the deceased that night, after he was struck; he took the organ from the man tiiat brought it, and left it in the house and afterwards helped the deceased up stuirs: he then laid on the bed, and said that he felt very bud indeed; he complained that be hud been benten about his head and body, anil that his money had been taken from him; witness saw hiui next morning and had him taken to the hospital, about nine o'clock; did dot see him alive after; he was nearly dead when witness took biiu to the hospital; witness afterwards went to tho hospital and wanted to see him; they said there that he was dead, and'asked witness did he want to bury him ? witness said not, he was too poor; he was so bad tho moruing he went to the hospital he eould not speak or open his ( yes; he was bleeding from the mouth. llrsKv W Bt'tt sworn ?Is house surgeon in the New York Hospital ; recollects seeing the last witness on the 10th of January last ; he brought a man with him; tlie man he brought in was entirely insensible, breathing heavily, and a little bloody froth flowing from his mouth ; it was between nine and ten o'clock In tht morning ; on exumining the patient's head, several bruises were foundon the right side, over tho right eye, and on the bark part of his head ; he lived until about ten o'rlock that evening ; in making the post mortem exmination, a small quantity of blood was found between the scalp and skull, in tho locality of the bruises ; the skull wns found to be fractured, and a large clot of blood was found between the skull and brain ; it was thrown out there in consequence of tho fraeture ; the fraeture was on the right side of the head, towards the bruin ; the pressure of the blood on the brain produced by the fracture, was the causo of dcuth ; tho blows testilled to by the witness Nel son. would produce such nn injury as I have described ; a stick like the ouc now produced would produce such effects. Crom examined?On the first examination, the fracture wns not. apparent ; but after removing the skull, a sn all jagged hole wns found, and an artery separated, from which the lilood flowed in on the brain ; the fracture was then found, and a triangular piece of tho skull driven in ; 1 should think such a fracture might be produced by falling in the street, on a hard substnnec ; such fractures havo been produced in thut way. 1 he court here took a recces. EVKMNQ SESSION. James, sworn?Live* at the corner of Cannon Hint (irand streets, knows Pierce ; met liiui on the night of the ninth of January last, in Anthony street at the corner of Orange, between 0 ami 7 o'clock; we went round to Leonard street; in goinic round he staggered up against the organ grinder, who said something to him. anil fired two pieces of ice at prisoner; prisoner went Into the store and asked the Dutchman's clerk for the elub that was behind the counter; witness saw him strike the man twice; heard the man halloo, and saw prisoner put the club In his bosom and run up Orange street; did not see him again that night; two or three mornings after, lie cainc to witness s lodgings, in Chatham strict, and said to witness that he lilt the decensed hard enough to knock tils brains out; lie afterwards asked witness to go to Staten Island; they went there, eame buck again and went to i'hiladelpdia; they i nine liaek Irom Philadelphia, und prisoner went to New Daren by himself; he told witness he did not think they could give him more than live years. To the Court.?We went to Slated Island to travel ; I don't know what we went to Philadelphia for; we walks d seventeen miles, ami went the remainder of the way in the cars, we did not pay tile ear hire ; wo had only two shillings between us; staid in Philadelphia one ii'gbt only, wa came back on the cars; docs not L D. TAA/H nPMmn * ?? v/ id. know what he went to New Haven for; witness <lid not go witli him. Crutt-rxmiintd ?Witness has. for some time, gone by the name of Dr. Molt; prisoner and witness hare been frequently at the store ill Leonard street; the prisoner wss drunk that night; the pieces of lco thrown by the deceased at prisoner, were pretty large, and were thrown with a good deal of force; Pierce, the prisoner, lived in the house of Mrs. Lewis, in Leonard street; he lived there with a female; she is now in court, ? OiLLiisriK, sworn -Saw the organ man struck while he was down, by the prisoner; he struck him on the head once or twice. The case for the prosecution here rested. < ouusei for the prisoner opened the defence, and argued, at considerable length, that ut the worst the cast uld only he considered manslaughter; they would show the prisoner was intoxicated at tbo time of the occurrt nee. and, in addition, they would prove that tlie deceased first knocked the prisoner down, and flung three large pieces of ice at the prisoner. They would also show that the deceased was much the largest man. Under these circumstances, he thought the jury would be justified in finding a verdict of justifiable homicide; ut all events, on the proof as it now stands, they could not render a verdict of murder. A. WiiAi KKiKu. examined for the defence.?I know the prisoner for six years; knew hint to open oysters for ' uliving, saw liim in Mulberry street, No. 19, the evening of the occurrence; was witli the prisoner there: tliey botli drank there twice or throe times; from that they went to another grog store, at the corner of Centre aud Anthony streets; drank^twico there; met Dr. Mutt, alias Klunagan. thejwitness; he wont with them to me iubl piacr, im . .mill wciii wun un anil nnum wtin us; wo went from there to Little Water street; we it rank there also; witness left Pierce andMott there, and went to gel his Mipptr; prisoner is peaceable wlien not under the Influence of liquor; when under the influenco of liquor, ho seems to he crazy. Thahuei s Smith, (colored,) sworn. ? Came hero from lllackwoll's Island; recollects the night of the murder; was standing in Leonard street, at the corner of Orange; saw 1'force scleral times before; I'iero came out of the grocery store ;4 he was stumbling an I ran against the organ man ; the latter began to jaw the prisoner, and the prisoner jawed him back; tho organ man hit him in the neck and knocked him down; prisoner got, up and again jawed the deceased; tho organ man Hung three pieces of ice at him; prisoner then went into the store, brought out the club, and truck him; he hallooed out police, and went into tho middle of the street; prisoner followed him and struck him three or four times with the club. To the District Attorney.?Witness is now serving out his time in the penitentiary for petit larceny ; was there before. James Prkssley examined.?Knows Pierce since he was a child; gets a living by carrying oysters round the street, and opening tliein; never knew him to be other than quiet. William Pinner, examined -Is uncle to the prisoner; lie drives a cart sometimes, and opens oysters for a living; wituess never hcaid any one say anything against, him; always considered him a quiet moral boy. Mrs fiiiAiikv. examined. ?Know*prisoner about three years; his character is good; thought his disposition was good. Hannah Pierce, examined.?Is tile grandmother of the prisoner; she lived with prisoner principally, since his mother's death; his disposition was mild and good. Kansv Lyons, examined.?Knows the prisoner from his childhood; always thought Ins disposition was good. Ann Pierce.?ls;auut to the prisoner; has lived at my house; always thought the prisoner was quiet and ol mild disposition. 'I he evidence for the defence here rested, and counsel for tlie prisoner commenced summing up; he was replied to by the District Attorney, after which the Court charged, lie said the prisoner was indicted for murder, but they could tlnd hint guilty of the lesser crime of manslaughter; they might, also, if they believed that the deceased did not come to his death by violent means, acquit the prisoner; if they bcllevock that the deceased camo to his death hy tlio fall, they would also acquit the prisoner; and lastly, if they believed thnl the deceased gave to the prisoner sufficient provocation, and that it was necessary in his own defence to iutiict the blows which caused death, thoy would also acquit the prisoner; but, before they cauie to any of those conclusions, they must weigh the evidence well, aud ask themselves does the testimouy of any of the witnesses warrant thctn. The distinction between murder and homicide is. that, in the former cuse, the intent of the party to kill his adversary; is the ingredient which constitutes the crime of murder ; if the intent appears, eveu after the first blow, it is sufficient. and the jury are to judge of tile intent by the nature and quality of the blows inflicted: you can, also, infer the intent of the prisoner, from his subsequent conduct, aud if you believe that he intended to kill the deceased, thon he is guilty of tuurder; if you do not infer the intent, then you fall back on the lesser crime of manslaughter. His Honor defined the different degrees of manslaughter, and left it to them to say whether the evidence brought the offence with which the vrisoner is charged within the definitions above given. The jury retired about half-past nine o'clock, and at a quarter to twelve returned into court, with a verdict of manslaughter in the second degree?the foreman remarking, w ith the assent of his fellow jurors, that it was an aggravated case. The prisoner was then removed, ana ordered to be brought up to-morrow, (this morning.) to receive sentence. Brooklyn City Intelligence. Common Coorcil ?The Board convened yesterday afternoon, at five o'clock, His ilonor, Krancis B. Stryker, in the chair. The roll was called, and tho minutes of the last session read and adopted. The resignation of Kdward Copland. Ksq . as City Clerk, was then reud by the Mayor. It is as follows ;? "To the Ho.noiube the MaVOR and Common Council oe theCitv of Brooklyn :? Gentlemen :?Tho duties and responsibilities attached to tho office of the chief magistrate of this city will devolve upon me to-morrow, Tuesday. May 1st. This renders it Imperative, in order that the vacancy which will temporarily exist in the office of City Clerk, by my relinquishment of its duties, to offer my resignation now, so that such a pro tem. provision may bo made by your honorable body as may seoin to you proper. 1 therefore respectfully tender to your honorable body this my resignation of tho office of City Clerk, and ask your acceptance of the same In doing this, allow mo to add, (and I am unwilling to permit my connection with you to be severed without referring to it) that I desire to return to your Honor the Mayor, and to ail tho members of tho Common Council, individually and collectively, and to each and all tlio officers of tho Common Council, and others who from time to tlmo may have been officially connected with me in thu discharge: of my duties, my earnest and sincere thanks for the uniform kindness and respect which has marked that intercourse?not one *iLkle act huving occurred in tho course of that connection disturb its harmony. With sentiments of consideration, I remain, your obedient servant, ?nWARD COTLAND." On motion of Alderman Oady, accepted, * *?fe of thanks passed for the able and efficient ma*<n** which that officer has performed his dutii* during past year. William M. Boerutn was thon appointed City Clerk, pro Irm. Street Committee?On petition of Wm. A. White and others, to grade and pave Second place, from Smith to Clinton streets. reported in furor of directing the 8treut Commissioner to advertise for estimates for grading and paving Raid street Adopted. Same couioilttee, on the remonstrance of Jno. Skiilinatrand others against flagging the sidewalks of ltcdford avenue, reported in favor of riB'Indiug the ordinance. Adopted. Same committee, on the estimates for grading and paring Oxford street, from Flushing to Myrtle avenne, and Carroll street from Clinton to Columbia street, reported in favor of directing the Street Commissioner to enter into a contract with William Swaney for Oxford street, at $3 per foot, and with Daniel McLaughlin for Carroll street, at $1 98 per foot, being the lowest estimates received. Adopted. Committee -On petition of the Trustees of Strong Place Baptist Church for relief from tax, reported in faxor of cancelling the tax on Sixth ward tax-book. Adopted. Same, on petition of Robert Carn for apportionment of tux on lots on Lafayotta avenue; report iu favor of an apportionment boing made by Horn. Adopted. On the following returns of unpaid assessments, to wit: well and pump corner of Henry und Woodhull streets ; same, corner of Clinton and I nlon streets ; same, corner of Johuson and Lawrenao streets; public cistern, corner of Court and Atlantic streets?the Assessment Committee reported in favor of directing the Clerk and Street Commissioner to proceed to the advertisement and rate of tho property returned. '1 ha same, on petition of J. C. Brevoort. for remission of tux twice charged, reported in favor of reniitting the tax Law Committee.?On petition of ft. S Sehinde for conveyance, recommending its reference to the Attorney lor examination. Same committee, in relation to the certificate on contract of J. Ashrteld, for lie Kalb avenue and Haymond street sewer, report in favor of issuing certificate. Adopted Same committee, on petition of A. J Underbill for conveyance, report Its reference to the Attorney for examination. Adopted. Committee on Lamtr ami Placer reported in favor of paving bills to sundry person* for work done on City Hall, amounting to about f4.000. Adopted. Watch Commit!" in favor of paying bills of k. B. Morrell. }ti!>2; < aptain Velsor, $759 ; and Captain Stillweli. Adopted. jt'i've Deportment Committee reported in l.ivor Of granting the petitlou of Wni Seaman and others, to organise themselves as Company No 12. Adopted Aid Richards presented the coutract with the Brooklyn (ias Company, which was ordered on tile. A resolution of thanks was then tendered to his lienor, Frances B Stryker. for the able and efficient iiihii>K-r in wiiii [i hp iiivi jHTioriiHiu me uuuph in in? chief magistrate of thp city, which was replied to in a suitable address by hie honor. Another resolution of thnnks *?.? tendered to Peter (_? Taylor Esq . the late President of the Board ; and the Commou Council of 1W8 aud '49 adjourned tine die. From Fio Janeiro.?A letter from Rio Janeiro, received at Baltimore by the arrival of the !> irk fill. I louglass, dated March 13th. states that the emperor wan about giving a public reception to the American emigrants bound to California, at hi* palace. About two thousand would be present, passengers on the various ships at Kio at th it time. Those who left Philadelphia on the brig Osceola, Captain Faitfowl, would hi- among them. M<iny piivileges had been extended by the emperor to the Ameticuns that were not allowed to the native citizens.

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