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

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 15, 1849 Page 1
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m TH NO. 5457. THE TRAGEDY AT THE OPERA HOJSE THE CORONER'S INQUEST, rauin or vhs m>, 4K., AC., AC. ARREST OF THE RIOTERS. The following are tile name* of a portion af t>>"? arretted at the Opera (louse on Friday night, and coi Sued In the prison at I'.ssex Market Patrick Quinn, Theodore Whitlock, David W. Holly, Francis M. Stone, Moinon Ludwig, fcdward Taylor John MeCarron, John Anthony, James J. Scott, James Mullen. John Dewding, Robert MeCarron, Terence Duffy, (bailed in James Goodman >200) William Orr, Morris Callahan. Henry UUIuspie, David Wilson, Samuel Phillips. J An Wilson, Patrick C. Mnldowney, John Mitchell, Robert Wlatringhsia William Dray, Joseph Murray, John Matthews, John Slmmorson, Charles H. Bicknell, Jaoob Orady, John l^uinn, William Cornish. John Roe, James MeQuade. Samuel Noyes, Miehael Loftue, Henry Turner, Daniel ttalltvan, William O'Brien, John Mosber, J vita r lener, Jona Owte, Jtihn Brown, .Jaeob High. Thomas Donnelly, Valentino King, tisorge Reynold*, Henry Kerguson, Hruhith Dare, Mango Weed, John Huher. John J Oann, John Hempstead, Edward Otbson, George H. Dudley. * Wlliiam H Nash, ThoniM O'Nell, John Clondonning. Charles Peters, Andrew Terry. Thomas Raltignn, aspect op the city on monday morning. Quiet mill prevails throughout the city, and th general impression is, that there will bo no further di monstratlou of disorder. The vicinity of tho An tor Place Opera House was atil hut very few persona having assembled on Monda morning. The police were still on tho ground, an would not permit a crowd to gather. The excitomuu seemed almost entirely subsided, und tho people huv returned to their business. the coroner's inquest?third day. About ten o'clock, the time for the continuation c the testimony before the jury of inquest, quite a nun her of persons assembled at tho Tombs, principall witnesses, however, and all wa* quiet. Tho harsh ej preBsions of opinion hud ceased to ho uttered, an everything went on quietly. Tho accomodation were net so good as on the two former days; tli Court of Sessions boing occupied with the regulu trials; therefore the Coroner was compelled to cor tinue the inquisition in another part of the build ing. At half past ten o'clock the Coroner commence the investigation. Mr. Stewart, the Clerk of Police was the first witness examined. Sidney II. Stewart, Clerk of the Police, Halls of Jus tlce, being sworn, says:?I was present at the dis turbance on Thursday evening last; I left tho Tomb that evening in company with J ustice MoGrath. and at rived at the Astor Theatre about seven o'clock; goo after the doors were opened, the audience were assem bling; on eutering tbe house, 1 found the theatre fills with people and a largo body of the police; most of th police magistrates wero there; Judge Edmonds wa there, also; tho understanding with the magistrate! Judge Edmonds, and the Chief of Police, and Hecordei was that no arrests should be made in the house, un less some overt act was committed, tending absolutcl (reach of the peaec; the usual indulgence was t be allowed as to the hissing and applauding; that rul was observed; in the course of the eveuing, demonstra tions were made by several in the parquetto, by shak ing heir fists at Macreody, threatening him witl violence; by twelve or fifteen persons, certainly no to exceed twenty; an application was made at this tim to tbe Chief of Police to arrest them, and remove then from the house; he delayed the order for some timi and finally sent for the Recorder to consult with hir on the propriety of making arrests; after a consults tion, it was concluded to make the arrests, which wa done; in less than five minutes they were taken int custody, and order comparatively restored; about thi time a great deal of hissing was heard in the amphl theatre, and loud applauding; the play was still goin on: several arrests were uisde In tho aniDhitlicatri by order of the Chief of Police and Recorder; abou this time, tbe first breach ot the peace on the house was a large paving stone came through the window in to the house; the house continued to be assailed fron those without; an alarm was given that a Are was be low under the dross circle; it was soon extinguished large stones were thrown at the doors on Eighth street smashing in the panels and doing other damage; the Po lice were ordered into Eighth street, say flfteon men; 01 my going into the street, I saw a large concourse ol people, but those near the door of the theatre wen mostly boys, who were apparently throwing stones; se veral of them were arrested by the police and brough in; i cannot say how many were aiding in the disturb ance, but certainly a very small proportion to thi crowd collected; the policemen arrested some six 01 ten of tbcui and brought them in, and the attack ot the door in Eighth street ceased; the attack then, af tcr these arrests, was made with inorc violenco on th< front of tho theatre in Astor Place; a very large erowi was collected, yet 1 could pass in and out with cose comparatively; this crowd did not appear to be very turbulent; a very large number appeared to be citlscni looking on, and not aiding In the disturbance; the ma jority of those throwing stones were boys from the age of 12 to 18 years; several of the policemen at this time complained of being struck with stones and badly hart the policemen kept making arrests and bringing then in; 1 cannot say how many; the crowd appeared to b< increasing and more dense; the mob appeared to hi determined to accomplish some particular act: thor seemed to be a strong determi nation, although the; only threw stones: the foree of policemen on Asto' place amounted to from fifty to seventy-five; the mol then continued to throw stones; the military then came marched through the crowd, and took their positioi near the Bowery; I then went into the theatre, and lef again shortly; I went through tho crowd without muci difficulty, to Broadway, and returned agaia into tin theatre: I had not been in but a few miuutes before heard the di.-chargo of fire arms; I thought it was tin boys, discharging fireworks; I then went down stairs and saw one or two men brought into the theatre, shot soou aftor, a man was brought in, dead; one of thi citizens; immediately after the first round of mus ketry, there were several of tho military brough in, senseless, by the police, badly injured; some po liceuien wi.re brought in, injured, about this timo also, several arrests were made of the rioters, mostly young men; 1 did not hear anv declarations mado t< the crowd to disperse; I don't think I was out with tin Sheriff or the Recorder; the order might have beei given a hundred times; I did not hear it; upon the sol diers being brought in injured, immediately after th< firing. Judge Edmonds directed me to tako the names o; the soldiers and the condition ef the wounds; I took thi names of some thirty or forty; these men were broughl in within fifteen or twenty minutes after tho first firing itnestion by toRexeR?From what you raw that eve ning, previous to the firing of the military, what is youi opinion as to the capacity of the civil authorities to dis perse the mob. or quell the riot, without calling upot tbe aid of tbe military. Axswra?That is a mere matter of opinion; I don't wish to express my opinion. Coroxcr?i must have an answer to the question. After some consideration Mr. Stewart answered. Axswca?I think they could not have dispersed thi mob Cor oxer? As to quelling the riot? Axiwer?The police, at the time of the firing, could not have suppressed the riot, as the assault was made entirely against the soldiers, and not against the house 1 think the appearance of tho military seemed to pre voke and excite the mob. I don't think the polici could have quelled the riot immediately before thi firlug; the civil authorities were not sufficient for thi emergency. I consider the greatest impropriety was li the authorities permitting the theatre to be opened a all that night; the firing of stones at the house did no cease altogether on the arrival of ine military; vuis 1 11 I desire to say on that part of tho subject. Dlrmi* residing at 306 6th avenue?no birsinos since tho l?t of May, formerly assistant captain o lolics of 16th ward?I wa* at tho opera house oi 'jbur I'd ay evening last, during the disturbance; I wa alongside Mrs. l.angdon's house, on the aide walk li Aat?r ptaco; I atartod from home at half-past at: o'clock; when I arrived there there was a number c people on the side walk* and around the theatre, an continued to Increase; I atood there until after th first firing, *ay about half-past nine o'clock; prcvlou to their firing I raw some boys and a few men throi atone* at the lamp* In front of tho theatre, and th window of the theatre; a company of horsemen rod through the mob, and they gave way after they ha arrivvd; at I.afaycttc place some stone* woro thrown n them; a few minute* a company of infantry march. tip. the unit) gavo way, and they passed throug and a fcw stone* were thrown; several cheer* an<l groan were given for Forrest and Maeready; a short time a! ter, u company of Infantry came into Astor i'lace an formed on the theatre side; some of the military, whe they l.red. I could see directed their musket* In trie ol nnd others across the street; this I could see by th fla^h of the muskets; there was pausing in their Hrlni and the mob fell hack; I retreated about 10 feet towar.l the i ailing; a hall )>aa*ed ine quite close, and shot a ma by the name of tlednoy; I then Jumped over tho railing and took hold of lilm to raise him up; this was at th first discharge; there wa* two other persons took hoi of Mr Oedwev; one of them became frightened, nnd ra 'towards the Louse; I called to Ihonc men to come bnc and help to pick the man up; we conveyed the body t Mrs. l.angdon'* house; they would not receive n*, an then cod roved lilm to the lilh ward station house; u *tlie time of the firing there waahut a very few on tho *1<J walk; while I wa* at the station-hou*--, a boy w? brought In ah<>t in the foot, and a man shot throug th* stomach; I a number of other* Injured; I di not hear the word given to disperse before the firing; got up en a lamp post to sco If I could see auy on thfrvibf stones, that 1 might identify tbera; 1 thoogh E NE at the time of th?f first disturbance. I said to then, an ' say the rime now, that had the rhier of Police orgai ised his force properly, they could hare dispersed tl mob. that is. with the force ho had stationed in tt theatre; but after the military had arrived, it was io possible then for the police to disperse them; I was a sistaut captain nine months wheal resigned; 1 resign* last February, a year ago. Jenu Cum, residing at 75 Water st., sworn.?I am bookbinder; I was at the Astor Place opera house c Thursday evening last, about seven o'clock, alone; was standing at the first part of the evening opposil the theatre, by Mrs. Laugdon's house, on the sidewal when the military come ulong. I was at the east end * the thentre near the broken ground; the horse troo| l- came along, and a few stones were thrown at them; tin went towards the Bowery and did not return; the ii fantry came shortly after, and 1 saw some boys thro stones at them; 1 stopped uud heard the order given I the military to load, und then they passed through 8t street into Broadway, and tliero stopped; 1 then passe into Astor Place on the south side, near Broadwa] shortly after the military cauic round, and there forn ed in front of the theatre; 1 stood talking to son gentlemen ; shortly after the firiug commenced rush was made; a man immediately In frout of in fell in the street; he was picked up and carried lut the drugstore on tho corner of 8th street and Broai way; no person believed that he was wounded by musket ball until they saw the wound; be was she through the left lung; 1 have learned since his nam was Brown; 1 cannot say if he was engaged iu the dh , r1-- - ^ -<>*> r11 pally boy*; I paw three other* wounded in the dru store; we could not get " surgeon, and they were sen in a carriage to the hospital; the general opinion wu that had the military remained away there would nc have been *o much duiuugo done. William McKlnny, policeman of the 13th Wan sworn. ? i was present at the Ardor Place Theatre; I ai rived at the theatre aoout 0 o'clock; I wan placed o duty inside the house, afterward* and previous to th arrival of the military; we were stationed in frout nui *idn nearly two hours; stone* were thrown; some wei thrown at the door, which canned the police to mov away; one of the men that wan killed, previoun to tb arrival of the military I arrested, for throwing a nton bnt the crowd rescued him from me. and drugged in away across the street; after the arrival of the mllitar; this same Individual was brought into the theatre, hai 0 ing been shot by the military. s- Join* I.alos, Police ( lerk of the Third District I'ollci sworn, sayB:?1 was at the Astor Place Theati on 'Juorsduy evening last, at tlio time of tb 'i riot; I was inside the house and outsido during tli y evening; 1 witnessed the mob storming the house, an . went out from the theatre witii the Recorder, Chief c Police, and a posse of policemen, to quell the riot, an 't were driven in three different times by the mob throw o ing stones at us; I was knocked down with a stone frot a blow on the chest; after the military ctuae on th ground, many of the policemen were injured; somo 1 or 20. I should suppose; I likewise saw some 'M or 30 c ,f the military who were injured by being struck witl stones; i wan in the street at the second discharge c musketry; I heard the Recorder give notice to th y crowd to disperse, or the military would Are on them t. also heard General Sandford say to the Recorder, tha , ho had received one order from tho Sheriff to fire; bu . before firing again ho must receive an order from i is magistrate, or words to that effect; after thin 1 wu ie knocked down; 1 was a little behind the military. ,r Jona Tilly, captain of tho 13th ward police, sworn I wan on Thursday evening iu frout of the Antor Plac |_ theatre; there was an immense crowd oongregutcd; a number were throwing stones and bricks at the wit , down and doors of the theatre; n number of tho police ' men were injured by the stones; some of my men wer slightly injured; sometimes the mob would drive u i. back; and then we would rally on them and drive thei ? ; back; 1 was in the street when the military came; th mob were throwing stones; some of the military wer a injured; I did not near any order to disperse the crow r or the military would fire; 1 hud just arrested a ma: in the crowd lor throwing a stone, und had taken hie u into the house: and on my return to the door, 1 hear a the firing of the muskuts; after the first dischargo t , musketry. I went to the Eighth street side, as the mo were breaking in the doors; the mob were throwin ' stones more or less, to a very late hour; the policemoi y were injured before the arrival of the military; the Ri o corder and Chief of Police asked me if I thought I coul miiinfnin mir fifhiilinn until lhf> mililarir nrrUatl o they bad been punt for; 1 answered that I thought i was doubtful: I think that the police could not haT h sustained their position if the military had not arrive ,t on tbe ground. ? Bknjamin 1'. Faircnild, Captain of the Eighth war a Tolice. sworn, says:?On Thursday night laU, I was a the Astor I'laco Theatre; part of the time inside th u I house, and also outside; 1 was selected as one of tb _ Chief's aids, to report progress; I had about ouc hue 4 dred and eighty men under my charge, outside th 0 building; 1 was present when the building was stone ? by the crowd; J was directed by the Chief to report t him when we could not maintain our position, in ordc , to send for the military, but not to do so if there ws uny possibility of getting along without it: about o'olock, 1 reported to tho Chief that it was almost ino I possible to sustain our position much longer, as th j crowd was so immense, and broke our line; the Chie j told me to go out and rally the men, and endeavor t ' sustain their position; in Astor I'lace there was a smal 1 open place, caused by the volleys of stones thrown a the building, as the people moved away to preserv themselves; after this I went into Eighth street, am ' found between one uud two hundred young men am boys, who were engaged in throwing stones; I at tempted to arrest one, and was directly attuckei by stones, and had to run for my life; the polic on tills side were compelled to abandon their post tlcn, from the volleys of stones thrown; I entered th theatre, and reported to the Sheriff, Recorder, am Chief of Police that I thought it impossible to sustaii our position any longer, unless we were reinforced; ai order was then given to send for tho military ; tli< Chief then gave us orders to go out again, and en deavorto maintain our line, until the arrival of thi military ; I then went out and informed the police ; men to maintain tho line half an hour, ifpossiblo, a , the military had been sent for and would arrive goon 1 Several of my men were badly Injured ; I ordered flvi arrests, which was done; the police sustained the lim i until the military came, and afterwards ; when thi military arrived, they were received with a volley o stones; two of the military I saw carried into the housi , wounded, and several others led in by support, als( j injured ; I think I heard the Sheriff say he was going I to give the order to fire; I did not hear any notice givet to the crowd to disperse; I was standing in the line o the military when the military fired; they were filet j along in Hue within the building; immediately aftc: the first firing, we brought into tbe theatre a man sho dead, and another wounded through the shoulder alter this, I went through the Opera House int< Eighth street; I am not positive that I saw Genera Sandford at the time I reported to the Recorder and thi 1 Chief of Police in the theatre; one of the tnen shot ? by the nauio of Mellls, was one of those concerned li the riot; I knew him. and told him to go away, or hi would be arrested; this was in Eighth street; Mcllii was shot by the military in Astor place. Hekrv C. Shumw av. Captain of Company 8. Nations Guard, sworn, says:?1 was at the Astor Place Open Theatre, onThutsdav night last, during the riot; I hu. command of the 8th company; on passing througt . Astor Place, we wore assailed by the mob as we formcc ! a line across tho street, with volleys of stones both it | front and on the flank; somo eight or ten, and perhap a dozen, men badly injured; I was shot in the leg a i about the same time that the military fired; 1 did no , know I was shot until seme little time after; I found : was struck, not with a musket ball, but n pistol ball, o { what is called a buck shot; tho ball bas not been ex traded; it was buried deep in tbe calf of my lev i was on dnty actively for two hours after I wa shot, and remained on duty all night; I dh not hear tbe order given for the people t< disperse, as the noise was so great; I only heard thi order to fire ; there was no order that I heard, to fire ,< a particular direction ; it might have been, but in i l mueh uolse I could not hear ; I could not see if thi { crowd dispersed any, as I was behind, endeavoring t ; keep the men in line ; they commenced to fire befor i they were talrly in order, that is, not in a straight line 5 they bad not recovered from tbe broken confusion oo j cordoned by the mob ; 1 beard some one say that tapt I Pond was Injured ; I saw tbe injury, and several others I | I think from the first time we passed through Asto 5 place, it was about three-quarters of an hour before w I fired ; I received tho order to lire from Generals Hal 1 and Snndford ; I think I was shot in the leg at or jus B after the military fired ; thero was an attack on tbi 0 military between the first and second firing , 1 don' 0 think it possible to havo suppressed the riot witbou , firing on them ; I think if we had not fired on them t the military would have been annihilated by the mob t the company having the right of the division fired first ? | the second Lieutenant of my company was woundc< | before the firing. 0 Joins B. Lr.vcasnF, residing at No. 79 East 13th street f | by occupation varnisher and polisher, sworn?says : ? j | was present at the riot at tbe Astor Place Opera House , ' on Thursday last; I was standing in Astor Place, oppo !, i site the Opera House door; 1 was alone; i went ther , | for the purposi- of looking for a friend; I saw tho mol ,f 1 stoniug the building when I came there; the railitar j were close in by the door of tho theatre, as most of th' 0 ! stones that struck them fell from the house after beini ? thrown at the windows by the mob; 1 did not bear an; w ' notice given to the crowd to disperse; the person ,, i throwing stones Were beys from 12 to 18 and II ,, ' years of age; I dent think I saw a man amongst them j 1 I moved around in the erowd. but kept nearly my po sition almost opposite the military; there were a grea j I many people on the side walk when tho military fired h I saw one man who was resting one urin on iny shouldei , ! with his cap in his haud; he fell, and I ascertained b [ _ ; was shot in the groin; he said it was blank cartridge j i they were firing; while I was stooping down to pic! n this man up. anotiwr one was shot in tbe head, clou r | alongside of me; his head fell against iny fnce. an ' covered me with blood; as soon as I turned around 1 saw the military forming across the street; I as-isted I nicking the men up. and went as far as the corner c n Lafayette Place, and then so many mine around tlia ;s ' left him; I afterwards saw the mau I thought was th e j one shot in the groin. inj\ mi x lis 11 Garden; the Doctc j | was then extracting the hall. There was Olio ma n dtcd In the rame rotm. After leaving Van shall, I wen U ; 1? the eorner of 8th street and the Bowery; I foun ,o ' Stewart on the cross-walk wounded, with seven ,1 around him; I felt sick and sat down on therur?>-?ton< I heard more firing after that; I went down towarsl | the Opera. House; I there raw seme persons carrying k, man slu t in the leg; they railed to me to help tliem h i did; we took hlui d<>wn 8th street towards llroadwai ,1 the police would not let us pass; some two or Hire 1 finally earrted ti"% wounds d man d->wn 8th street wit the consent of tV police; I don't know ah > ho wui ,t OisRLEt 'Joos, Afik'**'dtt br.p'.alu of P< !lce jn j, W YO MORNING EDITION?T I ward, sworn. says that he was on dnty at the Astor i- naoe Opera House on Thursday evening last;P was stale tioned in the yard opposite with a body of policemen; le was afterwards stationed in front of the Astor Plaoe a- Opera House; the crowd made several attempts to force s- lu the doors, by throwing stones against them; I saw id several policemen led luto the theatre, sounded by the stones; I was present when the military came up; I a heard a number of tho police?I did myself?exclaim in to the mob that if they did not ge away the military I would fire upon them; the soldiers were pelted with te stones, and several knocked down and injured; before k, the first fire, the military marched nearly across the of street, and then fell back again nearly to the sidewalk. Ds under a shower of stones; 1 heard the military officers sy call to the rlotors to disperse, or they would fire upon a- them; I heard some of the military officers say they w were compelled to fire in order to keep their position; :o after tho first fire, a call was made for the Recorder by h the Chief of Police, and when the Recorder came, he id was advised to address tho mob; he did so, and in rer; turn, the mob cried out, ''Fire, you son , you ?- dare not fire;" the voices appeared to eome from boys 18 of 16 years of age; on the second fire they appeared to a scatter, aud in a quarter of an hour the street was io cleared. 0 joiim 11. vvhittakkr. pnysician, remuiiig oiu iirouu1 way, having been duly affirmed, snys? I accompanied a the coroner and jury to vUit the don-axed persona to >t make an external examination of the wounda : ,e The body of John McDonald wna found at the City < Hospital; ne was xliot in tho left breast, and the ball i- passed directly through the left lung and escaped g through tho back; thin wound was sufficient to cause it death. .s The body ofGcrge A. Curtis, same place; a ball had >t passed in the right breast, and passed through the right lung and came out under the shoulder blade; sufficient 1, to cause death. r- Thomas Aylward. same place; xliot in the left thigh, n causing a compound fracture; he died after amputate tion. almost immediately. t- George Lincoln, same place; shot In the right side of -e the abdomen, perlorating the intestines; wound tuffie cient to cause death. io Timothy Burns, 427 Pearl street; the ball entered the e, right breast, passing through both lungs, and came out te of the back; sufficient to cause death, y, llenry Otten. corner of Orchard and Hester streets: r- n ball entered the abdomen on the left sido, and passed out at the bark. Sufficient to causedeath. ?, George W. Brown, 42 Crosby street; the ball entered u the left breast, and passed out at the back, just below io the shoulder blade, having passed through the lung, e Sufficient to cause death. d Win. Butler. 07 Sullivan street; the ball entered the if right cheek, and passed into the base of the brain and d lodged there. This wound was sufficient to cause death. ' George W. Taylor. 215 Vnrlek street; the ball penen trated the right side, In front part of the skull, immee diatcly over the eye. aud passed through the head ou 5 the same side, 'Inis wound must have caused instant if death. U Owen Rums. SI Charles street; ball entered the skull if on the right side, and lodged iu tho brain. Sufficient e to cause death. Thomas Bulman, Fifteenth ward station house, in 1 Mercer street; ball entered the left side of the abdomen, t aud lodged In the intestines. Sufficient to cause death, a Neil Gray Mellis, 4H Fourth avenue; bull entered the s left breast, and passed through the heart. Sufficient to cause instant death. Asa F. Collins, Forty-First strcot, near Third avenue; e ball entered the neck and passed out under the right a lung. Wound sufficient to cause death, i- Wm. Armer, Bellevuc Hospital, ball entered tho left >- side of tliu abdomen, perforating several of the iuteso lines, and lodged iu the pelvis. Sufficient to cause is death. n Thomas Kcarnln, 106 Fast 13th street; the hall ene tcred the face under the orbit of tho eye and lodged iu e the brain. Wound sufficient to causo death, d Matthew Cahill. corner of 12th street and 1st avenue; n bull entered the left breast, and passed out below the u left shoulder blade; sufficient to cause death, d (itorgo W. Oediiey, 82 7th street; ball entered the if left side of the head, passing out ou tho right Hide, b having gone through the brain; this wound caused ing stant death. u coroner's charge. ?- Afler the testimony of Dr. Wittaker was read to the d jury, the Coroner remarked that he should commit the >1 case to them. The testimony of the physician showed t the character, nature and fatality of the wounds that 0 the deceased persons had received. In doing so, the d Coroner said:?" Gentlemen, It is your privilege and duty, in making up your decision, that ir you should <1 find, on reviewing the proceedings of Thursday last, t during the day and evening of that day, that the pube lie authorities have been In any way to blame In tho e matter, you must express your opinion In such a way >- as you may deem just. But, on the other hand, if you >o should come to tho conclusion, from the evidence bo ? luru juu, lum vuu suiuvnurn witw jusmivu iu iuc o measure* taken by them, it will bo your duty thin to >r find. With these few remarks, gentlemen, I submit is the cose to your judgment, hollering that you will rcn& dor a verdict that will meet the approbation of the i- public." e The testimony was given to the jurv at half-pa?t six f o'clock lost evening. The door was closed, and oflleers 0 stationed to keep all persons from lioldlug any eon11 versatlon with them. The jury, after being ?ut about t two hours and a half, brought in the following verdict: ? j THE VERDICT. j Wc believe that George A. Curtis, John McDonald, Thomas Aylward. George Lincoln, Timothy Burns, j Henry Otten. George W. Brown, William Cutler. George W. Taylor, Owen Burns. Thomas Bulman. Niel Gray Mellls, Asa K. Collins, William A4lbr, Thomas g Kearnin, Matthew Cahill. and George W. Gedney. came j to their deaths by gun-shot wounds, fired by the military during the riot before the Opera House en Thursj day evening. 10th of May instant, by order of the civil . authorities of the city of New York, and that the circumstances existing at the time justified the authori' tics in giving the order to fire upon the mob. We further believe that, if a larger number of the polieo bad j been ordered out. the necessity of a resort to the use of the military might have been avoided. : New York, May 14,184?. (Signed.) , Jas. H. Perkins, Foreman. Win. Canta, r O. II. Wilson, J. C. Baldwin, . Leonard H. Kegur. Leander M. Sammis, James Cropsey, Edward C. Robinson, Samuel Reynor, Wm. 8. Smith, | Joseph B. Brewster, Thomas 8. Miller, j George W. Dawson, Wm. Ballngh, Jurors. 1 There is yet scvoral inquests to beheld on the bodies r of those who have died since the above jury was nmt panelled. This verdict, however, will, In all probability, ; regulate the others in a great measure. ? MORE DEATHS. 1 Among those wounded on Thursday night, and died 0 yesterday, was Robert Mae.leurgcn. aged 20 years, and > a native of New York, who received a wound while 1 passing through Lafayette Place, which terminated his " life yesterday, at the residence of his mother, No. 30 " Christie street, whither lie was carried. Gf those at the hospital, Bridget Fngan and John Dalzel died yesterday. Harry Bluff, Conrad Becker, } and Edwin McCoruilck were convalescent. Dalzel re1 reived a bullet in the hip. and his leg was taken sff at ' the hip joint, soon after which he died 1 John McKinsiey, residing at No. 147 Third avenue, 1 who wns shot through the lungs, left side, died on Sun* day night from the effects of the wound. J This makes 22 deaths occasioned by the firing of the . musketry, gpd pear 30 wounded, some of which arc not 1 expected to live. ' tCCMM OF THE afternoo*. , During the afternoon, the police forces were arranged ' and appointed their positions for the night, without , any show of excitement. The vicinity of the Opera House was perfectly quiet, thero seeming but little use, other than to provide for any emergency, to hold the military ready for artion. j About four o'clock, the funeral train of Peter Samp. son. late member of the Washington Greys, (cavalry ) , passed through the city to Greenwood Cemetery, ami caused a great sensation, the rumor having prevailed that it was a member of tlie National Guard*, who died * from a fracture of the skull, received in the melee of 1 liursday night. The train returned from the cemetery | without the Impression having been removed, nnd * many still supposo that it was really the funeral of one of the National Guards. 8cveral of that corps wore j wounded, but not seriously, or at least not fatally, t 8CENF.S OF THE EVENING, e The vicinity of the Astor . Place Theatre during the | t evening presented the same undisturbed appearance I t that it did during tho day and the evening previous. j i, There were but a few persons assembled, and no appre- I ; hensior. of a riot was entertained by the large body of : police In attendance. We are of opinion that no i further outbreak will take place. The Crop*. 1 After a drought of almost unprecedented duration, it commenced raining about 8 o'clock P. M on the 9th Inst., and yesterday we had a heavy shower. Cotton 0 had suffered so severely from the late frost, and the dry I, weather which Immediately succeeded, that the benefit y to that plant, we apprehend, will be but partial. Riee u will fare better; and. we have reason to hope will soon g put on alivelyand nourishing appearance.?CKarletton f Mercury, May 10. J Steam no at Paihotaii Sfnk.?Total Logs.? The office of Bicmiier Dahcotah arrived here ves,1 t? rday nnrning on Meteor No. 3. and report sinking of 1 that lioat on the morning of the 26th ult , about 20 miles below Fort Kearny She was passing over shoal >' water, and ha t but a little head of steam at the time, e when me force 01 me current warned ner around ? ngainxt * ?nag. xtriblrig her near the *tern. She wax It immediately run near the xhnre, where *he xunk In 'JO f, fe? t of water '1 be Dahcotah wax a new boat, thix being ,j her xernnd trip. She had about 120 emigrant* bound I for California, with about 20 ton* freight, embracing n baggage. baggage wngonx, prorl*ionx. and HO head of ,f nmlex Their wagon* and mule* were xav*d; the balance lo*t. No lire* loxt. She wax owned by Me??r* ,, I Chouteau k t o , and rained at *20.000. She wax inir xuri d lor f 16.000. ? .St. I.ouii Union, May H, ? The F.r.tn Mime*.?The S. W. nnrj Arkansas <1 Mining Company have u large number of teams tl running betac.cn the mine* and the rlrer bank oppot; xtte our city bringing in the ore fur xhipment. Tbo I* company hare raixad a large quantity of the mineral, a a portion eg which, in two lo'^, one of 400.000'pouad*, I for Pltnadalphia. and another of 100 000 "pound*, r; f, r Lln rp'S.:. Kngland. will he <hl|>ped In a few week*, e Paten-Ire rmMtlng and cupelling furnaco*. for r?b ducing Ibe ore and extracting the xlleer front the ?. Ii ad. are about tr t* rre- ted.- LAV* Uotk ^/lrk ) /V./teSt oral, .tfril 27. I R K H

UESDAY, MAY 15, 1849. The Execution of Rath, for ttie SUuiflckl Hall Murder* In England. Norwich, April 31. 1849. .lumen BloomOi'lJ Hnsh. the perpetrator of the 8tanfield Hall murders. wu executed this day at noon, la front of Norwich Castle. The enormity of hi* crimen, the station in life which he had previously occupied, the extraordinary circumstances of the whole case, his inexplicable conduct during the trial, and the steadiness with which he has since then persevered In denying the guilt which was so clearly brought home to him. liare all tended to attract in an unusual degree the attention of the public to the particulars of his fate. It is very seldom, in this country and age, that the crime of murder rises from the vulgar and debasing associations by which the influences of civilized society surround it. and by its anpalliug magnitude takes its pluce among the list of historical events. In this case uufoitunutely such has been the result. The nssassln's first victim was Recorder of Norwich, ouce the most important city In England after the metropolis The second victim was that ill fated gentleman's only son They were shot dow n at night, within their family mansion, without u moment's warning or opportunity of reslstuuce. It was proved beyond the possibility of donbt that the man who did this foul deed was James Illoomfiehl Rush, a farmer, living in the immediate neignuoruood. ana wlio owed a deep debt of gratitude to Um tether and grandfather of (moo whom ha bud go ruthlessly murdered. Two helpless women, the one wife and daughter-in-law to the murdered men. the other her heroic servant, still suffer from wound* reccivid by them on that dreadful night. Suspicion fell Immediately and instantaneously on Rush lie wag taken, tried, and condemned, the principal witness against him being a girl whose innocence he had betrayed. win in In- then used as big tool iu the perpetration of forgeries which were to gain the propvrty of the persons he had marked out. for slaughter, and whose lite there is very little doubt that he would have taken after she had served his infamous designs. Such wore the crimes for which tho convict KubIi was this day hanged upon tho scaffold. The conduct ami language of such a monster in banian form, previous to his execution, when oppressed by the memory of his tremendous guilt, and knowing that his days and hours were numbered, cannot bo uninteresting to the psychologist. There are, too, a variety of elrcumstanres already published to the world, which have increased the curiosity felt upon this point. Rash, like several other grcut criminals, amongst whom may be mentioned Eugene Aram and Thurtell, undertook bis own defence, which he conducted so as to strengthen the case against him, and supply links to the evidence previously wanting. Like Tawell, who was also a native of Norfolk, he was observant of the outward forms of religion, and, while contemplating a savage and wholesale murder, practised family devotion with his mistress. One of our greatest novelists, by a happy flight of imagination, represents a convict, when on the sen Hold and about to die, proving the ruling passion strong in death by picking the pocket of the chaplain. Hush managed at hi* trial, in the pretence of judge and jury, with the court crowded in every corner by i/eectator*, to ahstruct a ?40 check from a pocket-book handed up to him for inspection, and dextcrouslej to conceal the paper in the lining of hit hat. principally, as it would appear, for the purpose of blackening the churactcr of tho solicitor prosecuting on behalf of the crown. I.ike several other celebrated murderers, he wns not a man addicted to drink, and. singular to say. his general abstemiousness on this point gave tremendous force to a llltlu fact iu his couduct on the night of the murders, which was stated by Emily Sundford. These remarkable coincidences give additional interest to the details of his conduct Immediately before his execution, and to his general bearing from the lime when sentence of death was pronounced against hiui, and his doom irrevocably fixed. The following particulars we owe to tho courtesy of Mr. Pinson, Governor of Norwich Castle, and of the Rev. Mr. Brown,chaplain to the jail. These gentlemen state that Rush, from the commencement el'his imprisonment, assumed the character of innocence and piety, and so carefully assorted his pretension* t" ?*?? "ua so over-acted his part, as to throw ut once the strongest suspicions on his sincerity He took every opportunity of denying his guilt, professing perfect tranquillity, and unhesitating confidence in his acquittal. His constant language wus, ' Thank God, 1 um quite comfortable in bodv and mind; I eat well, drink well, and sleep well." The wretched mnn's sleep. however, was observed by his attendants not to be ho quiet as he represented it. Ho was constant in his attendance at chapel, nnd very soon after his committal requested the chaplain to administer the sacrament to him privately. This, however, the chaplain refused to do. and, thereupon, Rush lost all confidence In him. After conviction, he requested that the Rev. W. W. Andrews, of Kclmingham. and the Rev. C.J. Blake, of Ketteringham, might be permitted to visit him in Mr. llrown's company. This wish was, of course, complied with. and. no doubt, the convict expected to work upou the minds of those gentlemen, whose churches he had been in the habit of attending, a conviction of his innocence, binding, however, that he was dreeived in this hone, and that he cwuld not impose on them a doubt of his guilt, he became dissatisfied with them also, and his last interview with them, as will be seen, terminated fn a violent altercation. The chaplain who had determined to refuse to him the sacrament while he retnulurd impenitent and without confession, was apprehensive that lie would request to have it administer* d on the day of his execution. He, however, expressed no such wish, but about five minutes boforo be left the chapel to be pinioned, he said be had hoped that it had been tho intention of Mr. ! Blake and Mr. Andrews to receive tho sacrament with i him. 1 lie chaplain came to him about half-paat eight o'clock this ni( ruing, and be seemed glad to join In devotion, but whenever his guilt was assumed, and confession and repentance urged on him, bis constant reply was, ''God knows my neart. He is my Judge, and you have prejudged me." Last night, at nine o'clock, Mr. I'inron went to speak to Rush relative to a letter sent to him by bis eldest daughter, expressed, it is said, in a very proper and feeling manner. Mr. i'inson had two doors to unlock close to the bedside of the prisoner before be could approach him, yet Rush professed to have been in a profound sleep when awakened by him. I He bad not retired to rest more than an half hour : previously, and Mr. Plnson was perfectly satUficd that bo could not have been asleep as he pretended. He kept his bed till 11 or 12 o'clock, i and told the turnkeys in attendance on him that he I bad bad a beautiful sleep, yet no five minutes in tho interval bad passed that his eyes were not wido open and fixed on theirs. About 2 o'clock, becoming very restless, he got up and commenced reading a religious book, passages of wliicb be interlined, expressing at the same time a wish that the book might be given to his family. Thus two or three hovrs of the short time remaining to him passed away. He tLen got into bed again, but could not rest, and was up and down constantly until the chaplain came to him. Kor breakfast he requested that a little thin gru*J might be given to him. He was then engaged in reading until after 10 o'clock, when he went to the chapel and heard service performed with the other prisoners. This lasted till 20 minutes to 12 o'clock, and at its close he was left with the chaplain and Mr. Andrews, 'l'hoy again solemnly : urged upon him the duties of repentanoo und confession; but he became much irritated, repeated his inno- 1 cence. and said that the real criminal would be known ! in two years. He was proceeding to quarrel violently with theiu, when Mr. Ilnson entered the chapel and removed In in Mr. Pinson states, as a further illustration of the prisoner's state of mind, that he hardly ever visited him without his saying, " Thank God Almighty,all is right." At one of the interviews with his family at which ho was present, Rush asked whether the *4ucen would be in a hurry to hang him, and upon being expostulated with for surn Ml expression, added ''I 1 am aii ready tor mat. V on cannot suppose that having prepared my defence, I am not ready in that respect. Thank God Almighty, I am quite prepared to die." Nothing in his conduct Is more remarkable than the reliance which be placed upon his defence of hiuiseif, j liis confidence in his power to convinue others of bis inuoccnce, and his linger at bearing that the world was unanimous in thinking him guilty. On leaving the chapel he went into the prison yard and washed his face and hands and the back of his nc?k with cold water at the pump. Krom the prison yard he was eon- , ducted to the room of one of the turnkeys, where C'al- | craft; the executioner, was waiting to receive him. On observing hiin, Rush said, " Is that the man who is to perform this duty ?" To which Mr. Pinson replied that it was. C'alcrnfl then desired him to sit down, which he did. and the operation of pinioning commenced. The prisoner. who appeared perfectly calm and collected. said with a shrug, " This don't go easy, | don't want the cord to hurt me " Ills request was complied with, and the rope was moved a little to give him relief. He then said that hu was comfortable, and the sad , procession having been formed, he was conducted to his doom. '1 here details wilt furnish some idea of what had taken place within the castle previous to the moment of exi culion, and of the fume of iniud in which the wretch) d being was when about to be referred from the justice of man to the awful presence of his Maker. It is now necessary to give some description of the preparations which hud been made for r< ndering the cxicution of ouch a criminal as soli uiti and impressive as possible. Kor tills purpose; tbe ruuativu ti noimcm uauu nu iu?H|ia 01 in arcnitccturo are strikingly adapted. It in a line massive | structure, the |>rin<-i|>tal feature of * hich in an immense square tow it. supported by buttresses, between the loti rvals of which a profusion of small blind arche* ai ? puniuled Kroni thin tower extend* on each nide a low batllementtd wail, within which the prison ia placed. It stands on a hill or mound, which form* the nlKhc.it ground In Norwich, and ha* a comniundinK view of the city, with it* cathedral and numeruu* churches, and also of the surrounding country. The strong gray wall* are Hurrouuded by a spacious terrace, beneath which la the moat, and beyoud that again an Iron tailing. '1 he principal approach I* from the marketplace. and 1* about iutl yard* In length, the centre being formed by a bridge over the moat On thia bridge the drop wait erected, and *o situate, had. an may be Imagined. a eery etriking effect. This was heightened hy an Immense blark flag, which wan suspended OTer the eutiauce to the castle, and which, a* it surged slowly in the wind, was well calcnhited to solemnise the mind* ol the spectators. Although It was nnirk*t day, there wan no great collection of people on the fatal scene until the hour of execution had alinont arrived. The morning was cold, di-mai. and cheerless, and the few group- who collected <>n the hill were principally farmer!, atlraeltd there a? much by bunim-a* as curiosity. 1 hey eyi d, at n re- pei tlul distance, the dreadful npp.v ratus of dialh and In little knots, with bated breath, talk. d over the tule ot the wretched man. whom many of tin m had no doubt known and bargained with, and whose occupation In life had been similar to their own A* the dry advanced, the *nn shone out; and the inhabitants of the e|ty came up in greater number* lo the spot. Shortly before 12 o clock, the namti r of spectators received a great aecesnivn. i'he train* [ERA frem Yarmouth and other places earns in loaded with passengers. and the population of the whole surrounding country poured toward* the spot. There might bare been 12.000 or 13,000 people prescu*?a largo M number, certainly, to be attracted by curiosity and the n love of excitement to a Rpoctaclo so painful a* a pub- e lie execution. Among them, as Is usual on such occa- t slons. were a large mini ber of women anil boys, eagerly looking forward for the appearance of the prisoner, g and passing the interval very much in the same man- | ner as the galleries of our great theatres do between ^ the acts on n Shaksponre night, with Macready as the n star Some housetops had a few speetators upon them. r and we observed a great nnmberof people perched upon { the square tower of ouo of the city churches. The [ short space between the castle entrance and the drop t was lined on one side by the magistrates of the county, j and on the other by the representatives of the iire?s At last the death knell began to toll from the spire of l St. Peter's Mnncroft. and shortly after 12 o'clock the ] dreadful procession emerged from the cnstle. and took | Its way to tlie drop. First came the Sheriffs and jave- ] lin men. and then followed the convict, attended by tho , Uovernor and executioner; on their way they wore i met by the chaplain, who read the funeral service with ( a loud voice. The wretched prisoner moved along with t great firmness. He was dressed In black, wore patent j leather boots, and had his shirt collar, which was scru- x pnlously clean, turned over. As his head was bare, tho { feutnres of his fnce could bo distinctly marked. They , had undergone no perceptible change slnco his trial. , Perhaps he might have looked aomewhat paler. | but bla determined expression hud not changed, and the man was in all respects the same un 3 wavering, resolute being, who, for six days, conducto < his own defence In a court of justice, though oppressed i uot only by the conviction of his enormous guilt, bu ( also by the knowledge that it hud been so clearly ( brought home to hint. Ills step never faltered, and he j regularly marched to his doom. On catching sight of j the scaffold, he lifted his eyes to Heaven, raised, as fa * { un be could. IiIr pinioned hands, and ohook his head 1 mournfully from side to side once or twice The pun- ) tomluie was perfect, conveying, almost uh clearly us words, a protest ot innocence, combined with resignation to hia fate. As he walked along, he asked the Governor what the words were with which the buriul icr- t ice ended, lie was told that it was with the henedtc- r tion, "Thegrncoof our I.ord Jesus Cliriat," SLc .. an 1 he requested tliat the drop might fall wheu the chaplain came to those words. The wretched man then mounted the scaffold, hut in- ' stead of looking to the crowd without, turned Ills face . to the castle walls. Caleraft immediately drew the white nightcap over his head and. fastening the fstal rope to the beam, adjusted the noose to his neck. The unlinppy man, even at this dreadful moiaeut, had not ' lost his coolness. "This does not go eusy." he said, I " put the thing a little higher?tuke your time?don't J ho in a hurry.'' These were his last words. The rope whs In tho right place?the drop fell?and In an in- { slant the murderer was dead. No struggles ensued, . and the dreadful ceremony was performed as quickly and well as Is practicable, and with fewer revolting clr- 1 eumstanrcs than usual. During the whole time, the | crowd without maintained a solemn alienee, and the only sounds t hat accompanied the fall of the body, and ' jerking of the tightened rope, were one nr two faint shrieks. After being suspended for one hour, It was ' cut down and carried back to the castle on a litter. ' There a east was taken from it, nftcr which it was placed in a shell previous to interment within the procinets. At tlvo o'clock, the features had undergone so t great a rhnnge that no one could recognise tliem. The liuir had then been shaved off. and the craniological developement might be accurately observed. The ap- I penrances presented certainly seemed to justify the s verdict of the jury. Thus perished, while still in the t prime of life. James Dloomfleld Rush, the perpetrator vf I the StunBcld Hall murders.?lxmAon Times, April 2,'l. 1 Ai'Fairs at St. Domingo.?The Kingston Jour- ? nal of the 26th "It. that a very intelligent j person, who had itiHt arrived from Santo Domingo, : in the schooner Fortuno, gives the following uc- , count of the position of the two contending parties, t Hnytiens and Dominicans?no dutes are men- i tinned: 1 The city of Santo Domingo was well fortified and pre- i pared to give President 8oulouquo n warm reception I should he succeed in reaching its walls, which is very i uncertain, from the disposition taken by the President of the Dominicans. Gen. Xhnenes. Gen. Santa Anna, the lato President, had been despatched with a body of fifteen thousand men to turn the left of the May- 1 tlens. and tho Dominican fleet had sailed witli 'J 000 i men. it is believed, for the purpose of landing them at ] Az.uu; so that Hnulouquc may find himself between ' three fires, should he attempt to leave his position nt I.nst'aobns. Our Informant states that the Dominican troops and fleet were in the highest possible stato . of discipline, and ably commanded by experienced j Spanish officers. People of nil ranks and ages In the j rltv had formed themselves Into n civil cuard to assist the military ammunitions and provision* wore nbun- i dnnt? and all wcoiwl to be actuated by one scntimsnt, that of defending their country against the brutal in- e vaders to the last drop of their blood. Looking over , the map ot St. Domingo wo can easily guess at the * tartirg of Xlmenea, and if Snulouque's army be in the state of destitution in which some deserter* from it . have represented it, and Gen. Santa Anna succeed in turning their lett, and effecting a junction with the J! troop* at A tua in their rear, we should not be aurpriaed to hear that the liaytien* will find themselves caught in a trap from which nothing ran save them * but to aurrender at discretion?a consummation de- a voutly to be wished for, as, in case of So"louque's d succsas. not a white or brown man will reinnln in r Haytl. Such has been his declaration. The only re- * grot we should feel would be for the fate of those re- 1 spectable persons who were driven by Soulonque to tho ' cninpaign of the East (as he calls it,) and to tollow his ' fortunes in order to save their lives. !1 i Arrival from the Isthmus.?The steamship \ Maria Burt, Cept. A. Q. Breath, arrived last even- : itig from Chagres, via Kingston. Jamaica She left the , former port on the 19th of April, tho latter tho 38th.? ! The schooner Galena was luft at Chagres to sail soon for Mobilo, and tho brig Dr. Hitchcock, discharging.? There were no American vessels at Kingston. Besides her passengers, a list of whom appears below, tho Mari i ' Burt had three persons sent home in her as prisoners, ' charged with piracy on board the American brig Mcxi- * co, by setting her on flreat sea. One of these, Joseph ' Aymer, jumped overboard about eight inlles above the * fort, with band-cuffs on one arm?the other having been liberated on account of the sorority of the mosquitoes. t It Is supposed he was drowned, as the country all * around was inundated. Tho steamer was stopped, but t nothing seen of him. ratsEsicKR*?From Chaerei.?J. t McDonald, J. Murray, N. W. Chittenden. From Ja- <1 mtira?Wm Donnell, A. Thirwall, M. Ansotequi, B. n Jones, J. Brown.?AT. Y Picayune. May 6. h Daniel Carroll, or Duddinoton.?The death of ? this venerable survivor of the original proprietors, t this good and venerated patriarch, would seem to require t; further notice than the mere announcement of the c vont. d But such, fortunately, was the general knowledge of his t virtues among the community of which he was an orna- fc nient. that eulogy or detailed biography would be ulike c superfluous and out of season. As a Christian, a well li bred and perfect gentleman, a good and useful citizen, d the reputation and character of our departed friend f stand high and unblemished. Integrity of purpose. , t goodness of heart, sweetness of manners, good and solid j sense, simplicity of life, piety sincere and unostenta- j Viors, ftB'j pU tin 9th':r virtues which combine to make ; the ( hrlstlan ahd gentleman, were most happily and [ , singularly blended in Mr. Carroll. AVith birn has gone : ^ tbc last living link which connects us with our past; f ours be it as it sacred duty, to keep green and unfading (j the memory of the good citisen and tho pious man. Ho ! n has descended to tho tomb in tho fulness of years, and | 0 after a well spent lifo. Ills wooplDg family may well | j hope and believe that their loss is hi* gain His friends | j, iind tho community, so honored by him in life and . v di ath. *hould preserve tho remembrance of hi* worth, j as an incentive to imitate his example.?AW. Intel. \ J( Foreign Miscellany. Tin? celebrated banker of Home, Prince Torlonia wbolind becu the Agent d'Alfaire* of the I'ope, arrived j! at I'aris on the lbth ult. r General Avezzanna has taken, at Genoa, a passport, signed by the French Consul, for Montevideo, where his intention is to tako service in the army. '! An American. Mr Williams, lias established himself -j" near Paris, at < h impigny. an.I organized there an ? "eggs hatching'' manufactory. which is very success- j, ful. The frrc urli paper give the description ofthc ap- , parntur for th? hatching and feeding of the young chickens, and Poind itviry e-.celleiit It is. anyhow, a discovery n lo wed from the Egyptian.-. '1 lie ( hineo-junk will sliorliy arrive in Taris. It ap- ^ pears, fn in tha papers in whieh we r< ad this para- , t| graph, that thn visiters are received liy tl.captain ? (Mr. Kvilet. very likely.) In costume of mandarin, and 1 ^ by a largo crew, composed oft liiiu -can I Malay ill.v- | j Our readers will remember, that when the junk saile d , fr< in ll< stop for Kncland. there were Inn three real ! Chinese people remaining on board of her. viz: f>/ing, 1 11 the Canton merchant called liio mandarin. th< pain- , P tor of the ship and a dog. > Novrmeiiti of Iii<llvldual*. Aston Hoi sr liov A. Colley, N. Hampshire; Bl-hop ( Rrewnell. liarlford; Majors Kniiisny und Sherman. I*. 1 8. A ; I,leut. Anderson, do; Dr.' lark, St. Louis. a?iu- I . an vs Motel ?Hon G Wall N J ; Or Hammond. Pa ; I , < ol .Myers. Richmond; Major Lee, Washington I.lent , West. 1J. 8. Navy. Invito Mot si:?Kx-Oov. Young, ! Albany; Judge Cooper, Minnesota; Col. Balnbridfe. I . U. 8. A.; Col. Bheldev. Louisiana; Honorable* W _ Jackson. Chemung; A Brldsell, Blnghumton, B. Stow- | . art. Albany; Gideon llurd, Albion. c The family of Col Warren. *Jd Aasistant Postmaster . (ieneral, left Detroit on llit Stli Inst., by tho Lmpiro ? 8ut?- ; a United fftatea Clrrult Court. Before Justice Nelson. I J Mav 14 - Henjamin Tath.mjr. ft r?. Ro'-trt Uw J IfrfU Thla Is an action on the cast- for an tutringr- ? ment of a patent granted to the plaintiffs. Benjamin, H Henry B and George Tatliem, dated March 14th. 1*46. for an Improvement In the manufacture of lead pipe. tl The cause was tried In IMS. when the jury tound aver- I diet for the defendants, which *M afterwards act aside, ?< and the case comes now a second time. ?' Superior Court?at Nlal Prion. * Before Jodgo Sandford. Mat 14 ? Br?kt re, Juittoii end OlKtri.?The jury In " this cause rendered a verdict, this morning, for plaintiff | fur |6.7W). I I LB: TWO CENTS. Theatrical and Musical. Bowr.av Theatrc?The great tragedy of King John ras produced last evening at this establishment in the lost splendid style, and the very large audience which rowded the house, by their enthusiastic plaudits, gave oken of the high approval In which they hald the (forte of the performer*. The oast of character was rand, and we do not remember ever having seen, a haksperian tragedy better aud more fully east In New ork. Mr Hamblln I* certainly carrying out the prouise of producing these plays In the moat perfect style losslble. Mrs. Snaw performed the part of Constance n her usual magnificent manner. In this part she ias, heretofore, iu New Vork. obtained great populariy; and though it is now some time since she had dayrd it. her performance was as noble as ever. The roung I'l'lnou Arthur was played by Master T. 8. Ham>Uu, who made hla first uppearanoe on any stage In it ast evening. He is a noble looking child and the applause with which he was greeted was tremendous, [lis little voice faltered not an instant in the due and ffretive delivery of his part, and he aceompnnled it vilh very appropriate action. VVe think the young [entleman will become as great an actor as any ef hem. some of these days. Mr llainblin. as King John, >laycd with gr? at judgment; he looked the King to adliiiation.and his dress became him better than any ircsH we have lately seen him in Mr. Ryder, as the lalluut free spoken Kaloonbridge. d d admirably; it is a iiftlcult part to play well. as. from l he familiarity of the anguage, there is dunger of the part being made more i ludicrous one than otherwise. Mr. K., however, shilst he gave all kalconbrldgu's free speeches with iuu einpuusis, nvouieu anything approaching 10 such in understanding of tho |>art. Messrs. Gilbert. Ban*. Stevens, Sc.. all played well an also did VIinn Taylor tud Mr*. Jordan. Tbe piece was moat enthusiastically eceived, and will bo repeatod agaiu this uvcuiug. We lurposo noticing the splendid atylu In which it baa icen got np. on another occasion. Kor tbe pruacnt we lave but -pace to suy, It wan moat magnificent. The arce of "Taking the Pledge," will also bo played this Tuning. Broadway Thkatre.?Th? celebrated drama of "Mono-Crlsto," the wonder of the stage. In the dramatis ecord of New York, was revived laot evening, and ins produced in a brilliant style. The scenery and ohUiuiok have been renewed, aud no doubt this aplanlid pageantry will have another long run. a? when it run first produced. It is needless to say that Mr. Loser. who played the part of Moute-fIristo, and Miss rVallack. his cousin, tiiat of Hay dee, were rewarded with nuch applause. The talent of Mr Luster is really orl;lnal and varied, and the different personations of his die are rendered by hiiu with great skill and feeling.? desdirines Abbott. Dyott, and Messrs. Vac he and Mahews. l)yott, and others, all did fullll their duty with treat ability. Tlio rich scene of the masquerade ball dloited. also, much applause, and was very remarkable jy the variety of costumes, the evolutions of the corps It ballet wliie.il made a roup d'ttil really unprecedented upon any stage of our city. 1 he battet. under the able are ot Mr. Schmidt, was excellent, and Miss Celeste lanced with great vivacity and elasticity ; she la vary pretty aud very clever. To Mr Blake, the oxeellcnt itnge-uiunager of tho Ilrnadway theatre, great praise Is >1m> due. for he lius offered to tbe publio a rich treat ind refined amusement. National Tula *.?The week eotnmenood well at his house lust evening, as it was crowded in every part, .nd the entertainments, which consisted of tho laughado farce of 'Topping the Question." and the new pcctaclr of the ' Knchnnter," gave much satisfaction o tho large assembly. Mrs. and Miss Peering, from loston, we believe, uiudc their first appearance at this muse in the furce. ami played most admirably; Mrs sherwood. I'ardey. and the rest, all filled their parts apltally, aud this amusing little piece passed off with uucli fun and laughter. The "Knchantcr" enchants he audiences as much as ever; the scenery now works lnely; every one is perfectly at home in their parts, and ve rati, with truth ray, we have never seen .a piece of he kind better acted, better put on tho stage, or with more splendid stage appointments of every kind. Chan'rau deserves to be well patroulxed duriug those times, is he has been to a vast expense in getting up tbis piece iu a manner worthy of the patronage his house has received duriug hts engagement. To-night it will be played, as also the farce of " Ills first Peccadillo." Bi s ion's Thkatrk, Ciiamhkrs Struct.?"Paul Pry" and "Hcrr Nanny" were performed last night, at Barton's, in excellent style. Mr. Burton, as Tsui fry, de nguvu u inn hiiq cruwuua anuxe. ana Kept tne company present lu a constant state of hilarity and laughter. We never Min an au<ii?-nco more completely amused. I lie sceue whero Paul Pry presents his card, and iroudly demands mti.-fuction. whereupon the colonel ;ears the raid In pieces, and throws the whole scorn'ully into i'aul Try's face, when ho replies, "1 am latlxticd," were particularly rich. F.vorybody laughed, >oth on the stage and off. The cast of the pleoe was. n the other characters, good. Mr. Burton was loudly ailed for at Its conclusion, and announced throe musing pieces for this evening, of which the "Breach f Promise," a very excellent comedy, is one. This is play in which Burton, as Mr. Sudden, gains eonetant rinmphs. and shows rarely excelled seldom equalled, owers This is one of his ilohest characters, and ne er fails to draw a crowded house. Tari rnaci r.? Last evening. Mr. Dempster's concert rns attended by a large assemblage of his friends and dmirers to hear htm sing the various beautiful mcloiies announced in his programme The entertainment onimmccd with the new song of the ' Indian Woman,'' rhich was rendered with swectnoss of voice and the noj-t pleasing expression. Among many other excelrnt ballads, we were much pleased with the Scottish ongs. " The Flowers of the Forest." " Highland Mary," ind the"new song. " Those we Love." which were given vith great vocal ability. Mr. Dempster is a vocalist of ong standing in this country, and when ho now and .lien returns to our city, lie is pn'ronisod as largely as iver, so pleased are his natrons with his peculiar plainlive style of ballad singing. He will give another contort on Tliur?day evening, at the Tabernacle, when no loubt he will have a crowded house. Ma. S ii.it* generously offers to give the services of vis operatic troupe, in uid of a benefit for the relict of .he families of those killed at Astor Place, in cose this suggestion, made by him. should lead to a united effort >n the part of the dramatic profession iu this city, for bat purpose. Ms. Groaos: V'Asorviierr. the celebrated tragedian, ind great lav eritc, has arrived in this city, alter a very uccessful southern tour. Wo hope shortly to have he pleasure of seeing liiui atone of our principal thoares. Mr. Vnndenhnff is a gentleman of a highly enlowed mind, and we ti e sure some one of our theatrical vimagers will shortly secure his invaluable surviccs, aa le is a tragedian and comedian of the first rank. Christy's Miwsrarxi will this evening give their even hundred mid forty-ninth coucert in this eity, hat is to suy, continuous concerts, since their oceupoion of Meehahic's Hall some two years or more since; uriiig the whole of that time, with one or two brief incmils, when the llall was required for other purpoaes iy the owners, they have had a constant succession of rowdrd houses and such is their unbounded popuirtty, they will go on having the same kind of anilences ns long as they cbooee to play They give a I no programme this evening, not forgetting tolntroiucc their graud " Voyage Muxlcale." Tiik VoMrLAisias. ?These a anted artists, who are indnubtedly the most acc >mpl -hud dancers who ever ;amc to the United States, and whose company is also lie most complete, and contains ?o many clever people, ire now among us. M. Monplalslr has received from 'aris the last ballets produced In that city. La Picanitrr and Le I'ioltm dn Diablr, as well ae several other lovelties, w hich had great success in the great eapllal f the civilized world. No doubt we shall soon he able n announce to our readers, that their valuable servient! avo been secured by one ot t ie managers of oar olty: cry likely the Broadway theatre, the first soene of heir exploits will show them to the admirers of the cw school of dancing, and as soon as the engagement rnicri'u into, wo tuu mane 11 Known 10 onr rNMn. Mcsical Kmtital. - A oonrert of soloe, (lutti, ud rlox. by a company ef young ladles. will b? |(m at be Broadway Tabernacle, this evening, under the dice tlnn of Mr. P. A. Russell. Cami-hell's Minstrels are finely received by their roops of friends and admirer*, and have opened the neon at tho Apollo Kooma. with the very bant aonpies*. hey have always been great favoritee In New York, ml as they return among ua with a budget of novelties i the Kthlopinn lino, tbey will become etlll more popuir They will perform every evening thli week. Gar.it Natiral Curiosity.?The Siameao twlna, hang-hng. and their children, are now being cxbtbitd for a short time at the Apollo Rooms, Broadway, ho two children very much resemble the twin brokers. So groat a phenomenon should bo aeon by all ur citizen*, aa it will likely be tho laat opportunity hey will have of doing to, as they leave very soon for .urope. N? w Orleans SrEr.vAor.R*.?This celebrated band of legro lninstrela. whose vocal and musical abilities have alnrd for thorn the highest character as a band In his city, arc giving concerts every evening, at Menngne Hall. Brooklyn They are evory way oalculated o attract the largest audiences, as they possess svery coiiicite to please those who patronise thoir concerts olllns alone, ss a vocaUst, possessing a olear, sweet ind melodious counter tenor voice, is sufficiently atrartive himself, as the ballads he sings are rendered rith great sweetness of tone and with a science which >roclalu>s s finished venal education. t'msKsi: Museum.?'The outside barbarians, as tha hlnese cull us. are having a grand view of all their in liners and customs, and one can now learn alt about his singular people without rnnning those risks which reveller* have te encounter among them. This can e done by merely visiting the Chinese Museum In roadway, everything Chinese, from a needle to an nchor. ns the saving is. ran be seen there. Yoiuiiti avoi r's Mk socosmic Virws, the most beau<fiil and elegant exhibition ever got up, ought to be Islted by all It Is an entertaiment which will please II. from the yonngeet to the oldest, and we should lilnk every family in town ought to sea it. Dan Marble was to taku his benefit at St. Louis on he 14th Inst. Mrs. Kent has left Cincinnati for Louisvills on apro stdonal visit, and Howard has set out on ths same rrand for I'ltUburgh. The Button Jit to? yesterday announce* the death of Ir, Charles Mestayer, the talented comedian. Mr. nnd Mr*. Wallerk hnvc met with a most cordial rceptlon at Buffalo. At Pittsburgh, on the Rtk Inst., Mr. Oklsy had his b?. itfit, and a bumper it was.

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