Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 22, 1849, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 22, 1849 Page 1
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t h : NO. 5464. THE HUDSON RIVER DISASTER. Additional Particulars. CORONER'S INQUESTS, 6tc. die. Ac. FROM OITR OWN REPORTER. Kishkill, Monday, half-past 5 o'clock, P. M This morning 1 took*boat from Newburg, and went to mo the Lmpire, which liHabout two mllos down the river, on the Dutnhess county side, where she has been towed by the John Mason, which arrived here from Troy on Friday, and has been ever since in attendance on her. She now lies alongside, and the hands of the Empire eat their meals on board of her. They hare succeeded in getting up a considerable quantity of the freight and baggage from the main deck, and placing it on board the John Mason. 1 went on board tho Empire, and when I saw how easily every soul on board might have escaped, by simply standing on the promonade (saloon) deck, or at all events on the hurricane or upper deck, I was tilled with astonishment at the mismanagement by which so many lives were lost. All tho hands and the clerk ot tho freight assured me that she was never more under water than sho was at that moment. and on no part of tho saloon deck is thoro now part of that duck in deepest down; from the middle to the bow It is perfectly dry. Of course, therefore, the upper or hurricane deck la nil free from water, and wan during the whole occurrence. The part of the saloon deck, from the luixeu moot to the Stern has been forced o(T by the pressure of the water agaiuBt it, wanting the support that sustains and keeps fast the other portion of the deek. besides It was most under water. It lies floating immediately over that part of the steamer from which it was torn It is merely held by the tackle. The hull of the vessel is uninjured and unstrained; with the exception of the breach in the bow, there is uo injury except to the upper light works, which can he repaired at a trifling expense. There were about 80 tons of freight and baggage on board, and it is quite evident that it was not this freight that kept the vessel afloat, for a great part ol it has oeen taken out. und she is still as buoyant as before. Ou the coutrary. some of these boxes are so heavy (saturated with water) thai they wilt not float. It was, therefore, the small quantity of freight, the ge uuuj?u.;j v.. iv? , uuu WIU llcuuimi UglllUCSS and great quantity of her upper works, being made of dry pine, that kept licr buoyant. She floated for several hours after tbe.Kip Vuu Winkle lelt her, on Thursday night, drifting about with the crew ou board, uud she has swung round with the tide each ebb and flow. It appears surprising to many, how the schooner Could have made a breach in a vessel so large end strong as the Kinpire. Hut it must be recollected, both were at full speed, and that the schooner was very heavily laden. All this, however, would not have enabled her to do serious injury, and probably only the bowsprit would have entered, and the aperture would have been so high above the water, as to do no harm. But there was a sharp "billet-head" underneath. made of hard oak. and bouud with iron. It wus this that did the mischief. It has been stated by your correspondent, Mr. Burden, that the steam was let off. This is iucorrect; the safety valve was merely opened, as is invariably done whenever u steamer is stopped; but it was closed again, and theengines worked as long n m awow If ivna I ft IL'iirlf tllHlll II 11.1 Until lliu Ptklll water. running over the boilers, condensed the steam into water. It was yesterday, when the title was low, the boy 1 mentioned in my de-patch last night, was found. He in supposed to bo a newsboy. He had the Jrrtcy Sentinel in his pocket, and the sailors on board the Umpire say he asked to work his passage to Troy, as he had no money. He is about 17 years of age. This morning, at the ebb tide, two more bodies were found, both Oeriuan emigrants, irom appearances, aud from other evidence. They were got from the main deck. One was that of a woman, having a cotton dress; her name uuknown. The other, that of a decently dressed man, whose name, from a ticket found in bis pocket, appears to be Auguste Springer. Most of those drowned appear to be German emigrants, and the reason is. that they did not understand the F.ngllsh language, ami could not so readily understand the warnings of danger. and also from their ignorance of our steamers aud the mode of escaping to the upper decks, ami their tenacity in wishing to bring their luggage with them. There is another cause of the deaths, which applies equally to all. At first there was a statement made that there was no danger, and this lulled many into a false security till it was too late to retreat. They were also desired to go to the ptliersidc of the boat to right her. when she was leaning to the starboard side. With regard to the schooner, there was great difficulty in getting on board of her, for she was a considerable distance from the side of the Kmpirc. and it was only by climbing along the bowsprit it could be effected at first. Ladies could not possibly get into her, and none of tbem, as far ay I could learn, wero taken off in her. It appears that the water rose fast at first in the cabin, but afterwards she filled more slowly. Some of the passengers on the main deck were carried ofT their feet by the current, and drowned in a depth of water not sufficient to cover them if they stood erect. Others, too, were sucked down the passages into the cabin, as Ir by a whirpool. James Scott, of Wigdonshire, Scotland, an emigrant, told me ho was on the main deck with his wlfi. ?n.l fmir children: that she was carried from be aide hint with two of the children. He saved the two others. The poor fellow found his box ashore, plundered of its contents, including his passage tickets to Palmyra. Some other 8cotch emigrants are in tho ssme predicament, and it is to be hoped the companies with which they took passage will issue fresh tickets to them gratuitously. Hugh Duncan, from the same place, lost two children. Janot MoCulloch and her daughter, Scotch emigrants, were also among the number of the drowned. It is fortuuate there were so few emigrant passengers?probably not more than twenty in all?therwise the mortality would hare been ^eater. The great majority were first class passengors. The entire number is about 2o0. The passonger list has been found. It is a melancholy reflection that all might easily bare been saved, aud yot so many lost. The clerk of the freight, Mr. Brintnell, states that his sister, who had retired to bed, was alarmed at the Bhock, and ran out. ho little danger did he then apprehend, that he told h'T to go back to her rootn, and she actually locked the door, and he afterward* found dome difficulty in routing her when he caw there reully vui danger. Several gentlemen, among them Mr. (ioorge Hooper, an Knglishinan. and the steward. though they slept in the cabin, had time to dree* after the alarm woe giren, and escape without wetting their feet. The steward, John Harris. wan in the lower cabin, and only awaked by the nolle of the people pressing up: and though he wu in the aft end, and at the aide that was lowest in tho water.jhe had time to dross and come np,without wetting the coles of hie feet ! la it not. therefore, clear that no low* of life was neceecary on thle melancholy occasion ? One man who leaped overboard awam to ehore, and two who accompanied him for eomc distance wont to the bottom. Among other alarm* there was a false one of fire for come time, which tended to produce confusion and Ion* of life. It 1* said there 1* a grudge between the steamboats and schooners, which make* them more reckless of consequence* than they otherwise would be. It Is evident that If either had sought to avoid the collision in time, it would have been avoided. This < imittei! hv the hands and officers on board of both vessels ; and the pilot of the F.mplre is only more blamed than the pilot and raptiiln of tho other beat, became the rule with vessels meeting la, for eaeh to go to the right; and if a schooner crosses a steamer, the latter la to go astern. The pilot of the Empire probably thought the other would hare tacked sooner, or i hat he would have hud time to cross her bows; and the pilot of the schooner thought the Empire would bare followed the established rule. The pilot of the alter did not like to be put out of course perhaps, or to lose time, and he took the risk, thinking the littlu vessel would succumb. I understand there is iv great anxiety between the opposition steamers to beat each other in the passage. Among the drowned are two children of Mr. ttewrge Bucklaud. who lost two boys? one scTen. and another two years of age. Another child and his wife were saved with some dittlculty; they were in bed on the main deck. The statement of the captain is. that he was in the npper saloons when he heard the bells, and immediately after he heard the crash. Did not think much of it at first, as they occasionally came in oollision with eueh vessels without any injurious consciences. When lie saw the was filling, he went to the state roum saloon, and roused the passeugers out of bed. and sent men to rouse others, and tell them to get on board the schooner, lie also desired the crew to throw out the lumber In the water, that the people might have something to hold by. There was an objection made to this by somebody on board tho schooner. But lie did it himself with his own hands, ile then thought the Empire would go down. When lie saw she had settled, and was sinking no further, he told the passengers to remain on board, aud get on the hurricane deck. The following is a list of the bodies fouud: ? BODIES' FOUND. No, 1. A female, apparently Irish; had black muslin de laine dress, leghorn hat.light purple Berage shawl,flat < arriugs. with figure of the harp; dark brown hair, oiininlr*inn: t\v??ntv-flro to twi?ntv_ Hie/ rjon,mv??.v? wu-r , ^ eight year* of ago; plain gold finger ring, cotton stockings, cotton drawers, fiue cotton chemise. collar, marked l,E. B., No. whlto jean corsets, blister nark on stomach, prominent teetb. 5'* foot high, cotton or wool in her ear*, common lace boots; bad two kevs and a common thimble. No. i A femaln; dross apparently English calico, dark maroon color, with small square spots; a thick purple worsted skirt, wadded and lined with calico; tine cotton gown, with laco Insertion in collar and sleeve* ; linen chemise, fine cotton stockings, grucn garters, cotton drawers, green flowers in a wbito silk bat, rmall feet and hands, large prominent grey eyes, light brown hair; 6 feet 6 inches high, fleshy aud fair complexion; about twenty -fltc years; her clothes bare the Initials " W. 11. C." L No. 3. John Carson, 6% years of age. v No. 4. Ellen Duncan, 7 years old. No. 6. Jaret MeCullough. No. A. A man; fustian box coat, bcaveri-eon roundabout and pants; had certificate passage in namo of M llllam Arrig ; 6 feet 8 inches, thick set whiskers llgdcr thin, large features, white Saxony flannel |iud*r V E NE vest, Genu in worsted vest, and German worsted stocking* No. 7. Boy about 17 years of age; scar over the Up to the right side of the nostril; white cotton shirt, black satin vest, beaverteen sack roat.durk cloth pantaloons, worn and patched, calf skin boots, patched, white cotton socks, black silk cravat In his pocket, New Jersey Daily Sentintl of .May 10. Small scar on the back of right nand; dark brown, nearly black hair; appear* to be an American. No. 8. A man 5 feet 3}^ inches, about 43 years sf age light brown hair, light prominent eye, scar on the right side of the mouth to the chin. Cotton and worsted sack.coat, black cloth vest,double breasted; white muslin shirt, false bosom; had two pairs of pants of Germar manufacture; outside grey cloth shirt, marked A. J. it red; dress generally of German manufacture; had i paper partly written and partly printed in German; had ticket for canal passage in favor of August) Springer. No. 0. A female, apparently German, about 30 to 31 years of age; straw bonnet, plain ribbon; dark cottor dress, full cheek bones; had u paper containing thi name of John McGran. 4 Johnson I'lace, Foster street Liverpool ; German thick woollen and black stockings; about 3 feet high; swarthy complexion. No. 10. Mrs. Noble, wife of General Noble. No. 11. Elizabeth Carson, (Scotch.) aged 17. No. 12. Buckland (achild ) N.B ?The last three are the bodies on which the in quest was held at Newburg. At half past live o'clock, yesterday, (Monday,) it wa announced to the jury, that 5 other bodies were jusl found iu the Empire, all boys. This now makes 17 bodies found in all. Tbe evidence at the inqui st. today. is for the most part the same as at the utliur iu quest, uiiu me same wunt sses. Three of the youths found this morning nre named I. add. from Count etieut. and were going to Illinois with their mother. A fourth hoy has uot yet been found. The two other children are about eight or niueytart of age?poor, apparently, aud emigrants. contract to raise t11e steamer. Meatus. Sturgcss and llnardman, of New York. have contracted to raise the Umpire for $5,500. coroner's inquest at nenvucro. Nk.wbcho, Saturday, May 19,1849. Lem Smith, (the pilot,) was the first witness examined to-day. He said : I was at lliu wheel at the time of the accident; the flrNt time I saw the schooner she was in a N. K. direction, and the Umpire was heading a little to the west shore; the schooner had the wind S. K., blowing a good stiff breeze; 1 should think the schooner was from 50 to 100 rods from the steamboat when I first saw her coining very fast; we were going on moderate; I was satisfied it would be impossible to get under the schooner's stern, from the way the two vessels were hending. when I first saw her; the only remedy for us was to stop, and hack as quick as possible. and tell them to go about; if I had undertaken to go under her stern, we must have run right in her. so I slopped her and backed her immediately; the minute I stopped her, 1 was satisfied she would sink us, and immediately after she struck I sent a man down into the ratlin In if .1,.. I... 1 1 said ?lie was; 1 then sent two ineu to tell the passengers to get out as soon as possiblu; I stayed on the upper deck with bnwlitig women a?d children; the boat went down very gradually Indeed; 1 don't think the water was up to the promenade deck In an hour and a halt after she (truck; the very instant 1 saw the suliooner 1 slowed the boat; 1 think the schooner struck us near the forward gangway; my signal was answered Immediately; I don't think the headway of the Umpire was entirely done when she was struck; 1 railed to the schoonei to put about; 1 lu-urd them say something oil board the schooner, but did not know what they said; I think they heard me; I should not call the night dark; tin re were Hying clouds; I havo followed the rlrer twenty-five years; if I had steered more to the westward, she would liuve struck us amidships; the custom is to (low, when approaching any vessel, when there is danger ofu collision, and if the danger continues. to stop, 1 tliiuk tho Umpire was the best boat to stop, and reverse, I ever saw; the engine was bucklDg, but the boat was not; tlie tide was a hunt slack water; 1 told tlie ladies that came on deck, that tbey were secure, and that they bad time to put on their clothes, and get on the boats and schooner at any side; 1 hare Dton pitoi on Doaru inn r.inpire wnen sue struRK a xluop, once. and pilot on board the Albany when alio ran into a sloop; 1 wax also pilot of Burden's boat when I run her in a dam; the Kmplro ran on a pier some three years ago; could stop the Kmplro and back her forty rods in two and a half minutes, at tho outside; we oftentimes landed with the boat in less than a miuute and a half; the schooner was in the neighborhood of 10U rods when 1 raw her; her sails wore edgeways; it would take her only one and a half minutes to come up to us. Teter Davis, Henry Batchelder, John King, and Henry W'iltsio, were then examined, but their testimony was not important. It merely confirmed that of the the preceding witnesses. Kzekicl Jennings, Jackson Origgs. and Christopher Schroedcr, fishermen, who were engaged in fishing, in their boat, close by the two vessels wtien the accident happened, deposed that if the steamer had sheered as much to the east as to the west, she would have cleared the schooner. They picked up four men. Kichard Robinson, captain of the schooner. James A. Dtimond, and another hand, (thcro were only three on board, in ull.) testified that they were tacking to the westward, in the middlo of the river, when they first saw the steamer, at a half a mile distance; got no warning; kept on their course, expecting the steamer to go under her stern, according to the rule. Tho schooner was laden with lumber. This closed the testimony. [The verdict was published in yestorday's Herald, under tho telegraphic head.] SECOND I.Nql'EST?SAME DAT. Mr. W. H. B. Churchill, of Kishkill, Dutchess county, held another inquest on Saturday, at that side of the river. The evidence was to the same effect as at the one held by Mr. Tarmenter, of Newburg. It was adjourned till Monday. second dat. Ncwnuao, Monday, May 21, 1840. Jones A. Dt mond, who was at the wheel of the schooner when she struck, was the first witness crossexamined to-dny. He deposed that the Noah Browrn was lull of timber up to his neck ; made the last tack ten or fifteen minutes before she struck ; the night was fine ; the first he knew about the steamer was Captain Robinson crying out. ''Look out, that steamer will be into us" ; did not let go the wheel, but stopped up onttho tiller to see the steamboat; the wind was 8. by E., and the schooner was sailing at the rate of four or five knots an hour; so heavily loaded was she tba*. the scuppers were six inches above tho water; the captain again sang out, and asked if witness did not udderstand him; he meant to put down the helm hard; witness did so; if the order had been " hard up," the steamer would have struck the sohooner: just got the wheel down when the collision took place; was quito sure the schooner would fill; It is the custom for steamers, and not sailing vessels, to alter their course when the latter are sailing across them; the steamer and schooner shot into the northwest considerably after the collision; heard a voice on board of the steamer tell them to go on board of the schooner; heard at the same time somebody say the steamer was filling; I did not think she was then filling; none that I saw came on board then; afterwards about ouo hundred came on board; they came from tho promenade deck: heard no voice in the steamer before the crash took place; did not here "there Is the Kmpirc coming,? damn her, giuu her hell;" did not hear any one say, ' there'* the Empire?we must look out for ourselves;" if he had luffed, the collision might hare been avoided; had he got the order a minute sooner, he could have done so; In a minute or two after she struck, somebody cried out, " The steamer is sinking," and the passengers came aboard the schooner; Captain Robinsou ordered down the rails; probably 100 passengers came on board; heard no call from the steamer till the collision occurred. George Hooter, an Englishman, who had just arrived In thcCanada. same day he took his passage in the Empire, deposed that hehnd retired to bed in the lower cabin, starboard side, and had time to dress after tho collision took place, and came up without wetting himself ; he afterwards thought they nil would be lost. John Rons, of Glasgow deposed to a similar fact as regarded himself, except that he had been longer asleep, and the water was ankle deep on one side of the cabin, lie went down again after he first came up, and saw nobody In the rabln. Edward 1.ant. boatman on board the schooner, corroborated the testimony of Dutnond. Captain Robinson, of the schooner, deposed that she was beating, st the rate of 7 knots an hour, to windward of the time; did not issue an order from 5 to 8 minutes after he saw tho steamer; his first order was to "put ns," which means to put her away from the wind; soon after, he gave the order to put down the helm; heard no cry from the steamboat; thought she would have run astern; that is the custom. George Bi < kunu then doposed to the loss of two children; he Is a railroad engineer residing in Troy; the water was knee deep when he left the uiain deck; he got separated from his children. Charles Livingston, who has been many years a pilot and captain, deposed that it was not the custom tor stenmers to run astern of sloops or schooners com log. captain Hiium Oillespic. examined.?IIm been a J Hot nnd captain since 1S'27 ; in now Captain of the ohn Mason ; la acquainted with the law or atcntnboata meeting other vessel* ; the custom ia for the sUamboat to clear the other vessel*. arid other vessel* arc equally bound to clear the atramboat ; ao lie conaldered when be was captain of a sloop ; it ia not the cuatom for at cam boat a to hold on their coarse, whether sailing vessels came in their way or not; thinks it would be easier for the pilot of the schooner to aeo the Kmplre, than for the pilot of the Kinpire to see the schooner, for the one ia 3110 feet long and l.IUO tons, and consequently lias a large hull over the water, while the other ia only 70 feet and llo tons; the pilot of the Kmpire is a uian of the beat of habits; a man who does not see 300 feet of a starlight night would show carelessness, unless he had bad sight; thinks a man might be a good pilot and have bad sight; accidents happen in beat of families. as the saying Is, and he himself lias run down Teasels In his time. (Laughter.) When captain of a sloop, has gone about fifty times to avoid collision with pti ami rs; there are places between this and Troy, where_ the gibing vessel must put about, and gltn inn wnoie channel to the ateamer. for ahe would require the whole; the Kmplre la celebrated for backing well; entire reeeele of good ehow do not back promptly ; a flat nailing venae!, like that echooner, would go round in 30 eeconda by dimply letting go the ttllrr; Tf be had been on board the nrhooner. he certainly would hare put her about to the Kant ward. The Jury then adjourned at eight o'clock till nine o'clock In the morning. W YO MORNING EDITION?TU ADDITIONAL PARTICULARS. [From the Troy Whig. May 10.] The circumstances, an we gather them from the e moot reliable source, are these : While nearly oppoelte 0 Newburg. a schooner, whieh proved to be the Noah f Brown, was discovered ahead, on the starboard side The pilot inquired, " How is that vessel standing. Fast ; or West ?" The reply of the men at the wheel was. I " Standing to Fast." Taking another observation, the pilot said, " No, she is standing right for us. and will , sink us." and then called out, " (?o about." lour times, i and at the same time rung the engineer's bell, to stop 1 the boat and go back. The collision immediately followed. i ( apt. Tupper immediately appeared, and said, " We ! will sink: get on beard the vessel aa soon as possible." t The gentleman who observed all this then immediately Weill to tne laities' cabin, celled in* daughter. and escaped to the hurricane deck. These circumstanc e he says, occurred in the space of four minutes. So i sudden wa< tile rorcusslnn. that no opport unity wi i afforded for rescuing any baggage, mails. &o. The , clerk barely escaped with the cash previously taken. The passenger list was not saved. .' Wo have received from Col. A. H. Pierce, of this city, the following statement, which gives a good I h a of the sad occurrence:? Taov, May 18.1840. Dear Sir?Happening to be one (of say two hundred and fifty souls.) composing the passengers of the illfated steamboat Umpire. i hand you n short statcmeut i of incidents connected with the accident, that occurred [ under niy own observation. The night was starlight, although not brilliant. Some little time before we opened upon Newburg, Bay, I made propositions to retire, sharing stateroom myself with our friend General D.. who ha i retired to his berth. I sat conversing with him when , the pilot's gong was struck to go slow?to stop and bark in quick succession, accompanied by loud calling i from the pilot house, which alarmed me and on leaving the state-room I heard a tremendous crush and felt the boat careen; running down to the uiaiu deck. I found people running about in the utmost confusion. ' The engineer, Mr. King, like a faithful guardian, was us cool, to ail appearances, as if simply about to land at this poi t, opened the valves and ullowed the stcain to escape freely trom both boilers, and thus making all things, so far as this was concerned, safe, i I then felt that the b?at was sinking, and went immadiately forward, when the cause of our disaster was apparent. 1 then passed aft to the door of the ladies' cibtn, i begging my friends to be oool and assist each other and allow none to jump overboard, as all could be saved on the schooner; passed up the saloon and on i me promenade deck, anil her# made an effort to con- t voy the same information, witlv soine success; but the v blowing oft steam, riuging ol' boll*, aud Ib.i settling o n the boat, bad created such consternation and con- r i fusion, that but little could bo made understood, llut l n number of passengers, Including several ladies, wore "j induced to make tlieir way over the upper works and a sido of the boat forward to the schooner, where they v were in cemparat ive safety. t The officers of the Kmpirc rendered every assistance c in freeing the vessel and assisting passenger*. &0., ou s to the schooner. The scene, as you will readily imagine, wa* distressing and exciting in the extreme; und t us tlie steamboat Hip Van Winkle was rounding to approach us. the impaticuco of uumburs to get on board t of her became so great, that some precipitated thorn- e selves into the water, and were picked up by small I lioats; and it is feared some in that manner lost tlieir 1 live*. It was with no little ditliculty the Kip Van s \\ inkle got along side and made fast to the Krapire; [ but, when done, the passenger* remaining on the Km- v pire. and those on the schooner, were quickly removed, s and provided with every comfort at hand on boaid the ) Kip Van Winkle. The fc'.nipiro settled in the water t nearly to the promenade deck, which was cut and g broki u up iu several places immediately over the < 1.'dies' cabin, from which an elderly lady was taken j alive. ( .After being cut open?the air escaping?the remaining space became quickly tilled with water, and we i woie reluctantly obliged to give over further efforts to save any who might lit; confined in the ladle's cabin. i Seveinl small bouts lniTing come oh from Newburg. * ami (liken n number of passengers to that plare. mini- v bers of friends and relatives became separated, causing c great anxiety on the part of some, and most uucou- p Unliable demonstrations of grief and despair in others; fi so that it was decided by the officers of the boat, after t! towing she wreck of the Empire?in which they were a assist) d by the Hudson?to Fishklll Mats, to round to s at Newburg. und give opportunity to look up lost t friends, and land those who required more quiet s and care than could be furnished on hoard a crowded h boat. n Our readers are referred to the telegraphic head for the latest report from the wreck. a a City Intelligence. I THE CHOLERA. B Sanitary Committed of the Board of Health, May " 21,1849.?Dr. Scth Geer, the resident physician, reports ^ that two cases of cholera hare occurred at the old J Brewery, in Cross atreet, both of which have died, 11 aince his last report, on Saturday the 19th inst. He {; also rej oris, that all the cases thus far reported, have p been confined to thoso who were of intemperate habits, * and living In a most filth v condition. JA.MKS KF.LI.Y, I ROBKRT T. HAWES, c ALEXANDER H. 8HULTZ, a CHARLES WEBB, Committee. a EDWIN D. MORGAN, s ROBERT A. SANDS, J JACOB F OAKLEY, fi And signed by the members of the Medical Council. This is the second report of the committee, and in * this it is positively asserted that the cholera is in the t' city, but that assertion is not positive evidence that it ' does exist. Never beforo has the cholera been con- * fined in any large city, to a pnrtlcular locality or district. and it seems hardly probable that such should P now be the case. It is not strange that in sueh places as the old Brewery, on the Five Points, there should u always be some malignant disease. On one side is Cut J1 i throat alley, and on the other Murderer's alley,both of * I which lend to rear houses, the abode of a majority of the misery, filth and inebriated of the whole city. It ri i is only necessary for those who are not acquainted with the locality, it would be well to pay it a visit.? ci I Squalid misery meets the eye at every step, and the l'' f tilirh 111 an ctrfintf flint- lvo anncoa Itnmn/ltnlxilw ft SickiTi. and the beholder In glad to leave it us rood as >' 1 possible. It is hardly possible to conceive of such a | degradation of humanity as is there to be seen, and yet ! with all these Inducements to disease, if a few casus ot JJ | sudden death occur, it is at once said the cholera is in t( the city. Many physicians, who have seen the disease, u I deny that it is cholera, while others assert that it is 81 1 the genuine Asiatic cholera. I)r. Wheeler, who was a practitioner of medicine in London, in 1831, when the 1 cnolera raged ho fearfully, hundreds of which cases he : saw every day. says the disease now reported Is not ! cholera, nor has there been n caso of cholera in that O ; section, since the alarm lias been raised. But few of al I the physicians of this city are acquainted with the | disease; and, therefore, cannot possibly know as much Ci i en 11 as xnosc wno nave aucnaeu it. it lias been the p| j case before, when three or four (lead bodies were at the i same time lying in the old Brewery, but from the fact of ai there being no cholera in the country, no one would venture the assertion, if thought of, that such a disease J was in the city Cleanliness will prove that it doe* not exist, and wheu the corporate authorities shall have cleatiHod that loculity. which is now being done, the supposed cholera will doubtless tuke its departure f with the filth and impure atmosphere which now fill up and surround the place. ? The tVj-.ATimn.?The weather yesterday was rather fi warm for comfort, and seemed very like the sultry tl weather of July and August. The sky was clear during fa the whole day. and the wind blew fresh from the south, ci but the heut of the sun to those exposed to its influence gi was really oppressive. The evening gavo some evi- ci 1 dences ot an approaching rain, which would be most tl acceptable, both in purifying the air and laying the dust, clouds of which constantly till the streets, to the great annoyance of pedestrians. 1 Fires.?A fire broke out about 12 o'clock on 8und.'iy '1' night, in the Melodeon, No. 63 Bowery, occupied by j Mr. C. White, which was almost entirely destroyed. V No insurance. Afire broke out about 7 o'clock yes- r" tcrday evening, in the fourth story of the house No. 80 * , Wall street, which was put out with trilling damage. ~j | A Villus at Larue.?For several days past a man calling himself Franklin Howard hns been visiting all j? the trunk stores in the lower part of the city, under ?t pretence of buying, with a view to steal the keys of b, those which have patent locks, that he might the more j, < SFily carry on his work of robbery in the different 0j hotels. His mnnner of procedure was to call at a j, trunk store, pick out one ol' the brut, anil putting the Hj key into lile pocket, told the clerk to ecnd the trunk to f| room No. 61 Astor tlouec. or at No. 65 Franklin House, T ae the caee blight be, at the same time leaving a note to be presented at the oilier of the hotel, ae follow* ; ? " Please pay bill, and rhurgo K. H.'' The merehaute supposing that all was right, allowed hiin to carry olT the key*, and upon sending the trunk* discovered that no such mun stopped in either house. It 1* evident that ri such a movement on the part of Howard was but a l< preparation to visit the rooms of the principal hotels of d the city for the plunder of the trunks of those who tl occupy them. It will be wull for hotel keepers to be on h the look out for him, as he is said to be still lurking iu tho city. gi Daowecn.?On Sunday afternoon, Ave young men w belonging to Astoria lett that village lu a small boat, wltb a view to corns to this city, but when about half ci way across the river, by some accident the boat cap- ri sited, and one of them, William Curran, was drowned. His body was recovered soon after. Dkatii by Drowniwa.?The Coroner held an inquest yesterday, at the Alms House yard, on the body of an unknown colored man, found floating In the river, foot a of Chambers street; he appeared to be about forty years of age. dressed in plaid cassiuiere pants, satinett v coat, and printed muslin shirt. Verdict, death by H drowning. Naval Intelligence* The U. S. frigate Savannah. Capt. Voorhees, arrived B at Hio Janeiro, on the 14th nit., from Boston. 1" Navai. Covrt Martiai..?Horatio Bridge, Ksq , Pnr- * srr U. 8. Navy, David Itankln. Gunner, and other officers, were examined yesterday before the Naval '* Court Martial. VVc learn that the testimony will pro- ? bably be concluded to-day, and that the defence of J1' Commodore Read will be mado on Monday. ?Xtrfolk " j Jfeacsn, May N, RE H ESDAY, MAY 22, 1849. Police Intelligence. Jt Singular Char ft of Larcm y?A ft* week* ago. en

ldcrly lady keeping a email *tore, had occasion to draw ut ot the Bowery Saving* Bank the aum of the $680. or which ahe had a credit. On going to tho bank ami iresentiug her book, the paying clerk paid her; among he bill* ahe received wax a $600 bauk 1)111, and the old ady. in attempting to count her money, accidently Iropped it on the floor. At thl* time two German lewa were atanding close alongalde, and one of them, lamed Strnusa, atooped dowu and picked up the bill Vom tho Unor, and immediately left the bank. Ill* companion followed out after, and aaked him what-hu ind picked up; Straua* aald 'Oh. *ay nothing about it, [will give you $25; it was a $50 bill I found." The )thcr Jew returned into the bank again, and then beard the old lady disputing with the clerk, protesting hat ahe never received the $500 from him. 8ubtu]uently the Chief of Police heard of the transaction, ind the necessary step* were taken to have the matter properly investigated. A warrant wa* issued yesterday for the arrest of Strauss, who. upon hi* arrest, denied ill knowledge of the money. However, he wa* held to hail to answer the charge. For the ubove fact* we are tn ti... i ).i..c ..r p.,n?.. on... ..r.n ,1... parties concerned we were unable ?o obtain, as the newly appointed clerk located at the Chief'h office hud oeked up nil the affidavits in his desk, or dsn curried hern off in his pocket, for some purpose bent known to jlmsolf. Semes at the Police Court.?Yesterday morning the ^llee Court opened at the usual hoar, but the number if prisoners present were not so numerous as the day trevloua. still there was quite a show of cut heads and doody faces, caused by the influence of bud company ind bad liquor. The first person called, wan Richar i iVilliamson. a full, pale faced Irishman, who stool liaiged with beating and abusing his wife. The poiet man stated tliut lie arrested the prisoner in the act if beating his wife. The magistrate then called up the rife, who exhibited a woeful looking face, her lips wollon up an big us three, uud her body bearing marks f great violence besidcr; these marks and bruises the rife testified to having received from her husband, lut said she did not wish to huvo him sent to prison, md began to shed tears. Tliu magistrate on beholding he brutal outrage committed by the husband, commited him at once to prison. The wife on hearing the delision of the Justice, fainted in Court. The brutal lusband was taken to prison, and the wife, after being c mewhat restored, was conveyed home. Sueli scenes s this are truly revolting; to witness the human speies. who cull themselves men, absolutely far below the rute creation. 'I he next prisoner was a smart, fleshy, young, goo l coking Irish girl, of about IN years of age, called Kate .Villinms. or more coniinonly known as Irish Kate; she rore short sleeves to her dress, exposing n poiverfnl ,im. find list likewise attached thereto. She win arested by a 4(h ward policeman, on a charge of vlolenty assaulting a woman In the street, the night previous, flie policeman stated that he saw Kate up with her tlst ml km ck the woman Hat down on the sidewalk, and rhen he went up to sec what was the matter, Kato shook icr Hst at him. and'said she had ouo for hint. ton. Tho (llcer rapped for uid, and .Miss Kute was marched to the tation house. Magistrate?Well, Kato, what have you to say to his charge.' Katk?Well, Judge McGrnth. all I hns to say is, lint this woman, that the M. IV is talking about, eull >1 ne a d ? d 1>?; and I up list, ami knocked her Hat; an 1 'II do it again, if she gives uio any more of her lip. on may bet your life on that. I am not agoing to (and any iarce from any one. ATagistiia rr.?Kate, 1 see you have a temper that, nuts a Uttle more control; uud for the purpose of howiug bow you can efleet a little more power over our ungovernable temper, previous to my sending you 0 tho Penitentiary I will commit you to the City prion for a tew days, whi re you will have a good chauve if reflecting ou your past conduct, and endeavor, if lossilile, to restrain yourself from liny unwarrantable jut bursts of passion during your future career. Kate smilud at the Justice, and followed the olUrcr to 1 cell below. The following case was a very iinrd one. being the vife, as usual, agaiust her husband:?Tho prisoner, t hose name was Josepii Ilalchford. was charged by the rife with bolug continually drunk, breaking her rockery and furniture. The prisoner bore the aprarance of being a complete rum drinker-bloated ice and tattered clethes. Tho wife stated to the Court bat he would sometimes be sober for nearly a week, nil then ho would break out. and be drunk for Ave and ix weeks together. l.Rst night, she said, lie broke all he crockery, and cut his inothcr-iu-law's eye with ome of the pieces, lie also attempted to set fire to the iousc. by putting a lighted candle under the bed. The nagistmte. on hearing the evidence against him, irectcd the clerk to take the necessary affidavits, etting forth that he was an habitual drunkard, and a cnteuce of six months in the Penitentiary was passed, nd Mr. Ratchford was removed for a residence on ilackweli's Island for that term. A number of men, who were picked np by tho policeaen during the night, were discharged upon a repriDuud from the magistrate. J1 Juitnilt TMtj.?liuite an interesting girl of ten ears of age, by the naine of Catharine McCaun, alias Inn Harris, was arrested, ye.sterdny, by officers Header .lid others of thu4tb wind, on a charge of picking lockets, it appears that Catharine has been in the labit of riding In ouiulliuses for the express purpose of licking the pockets of ladies. i|uito a number of mpty purses have been found in her possession. The ast money she stole was if'JO. in a purse, from the couner of Mrs. Klscss. No I'd Orange street. This young hief had associated herself with a woman of disrepute ailed Kliznbith Best, at No. 2 Roosevelt street, whore, rith the proceeds of her robberies, she hud purchased , room of furniture. This furniture was taken posses, ion of by the police, and conveyed to the Tombs, usticc McGrath committed her to prison to await a urther hearing. Intuiting I.a<tn.? in the Street.?An individual called int.cis Kellers was arrested, yesterday, and taken be* jre Justice Mountfurt, on a charge of insulting ladies l "Oth street, between the 1st and 2il avenues. He as fined ffi, and held to bail in 4100 to keep the peace >r 0 months, in default of which hu was committed to rison. Jin .HitgrH Charge of Jlurglary.?Five genteel looking icn, tiy the names of Dennis Mct'arty, John finery, uMies Murphy, Hubert Mulhaws.and F.dward Plunkett, ere uriestid. eaily on Sunday iuorniug. by officers itzgc raid and Cnrgili, on a charge of breaking into the rlliir of I.awri nee Sebastion, tavern keeper on the lb avenue, near 86th street, and stealing therefrom uwim n hi niur, nuiu-u at pu. iuv/ uibitwhiun ndtavorcd to remove a small house from tlio premises, ir tlit' purpose of placing it on the railroad. It accma ii' whole party Iiud been drinking at tin- tavern. and. at of a spree, they removed the bar froiu the cellar oor. and carried off the wine, intending to pay for the ime the next day. The policemen came along and >ok tliem all into melody. Justice Mountfort, we nderstand. has committed them all to prison to await n examination on a charge of burglary. This la carring a joke a little too fur. Common Plena?Special Term, Mat 21.? William 1. Huslitun ads. Charles Stewart ? rder that execution in tbie cause be set aside, and 1 proceedings upon the judgment, except ae therein ated, be perpetually stayed, on the defendant exeiting a bond to plaintiff, conditioned to pay unto aintlff amount due on judgment, lie. Tvrnum tl al vs. Halt el ai.?Order to strike out aswer. Kelly vs. Wheeler.?Motion for relaxation of costs oniea. GENERAL TERM. Relore Judge lllshoeffer. May 21.? Gilbert J. Vincent vs. Skaw 4" Carter.? 'bis is an action of replevin, brought by plaintiffs, to ry the title to 1,110 yard* ingrain carpets. Hoth parties ere In the rurpet trade?the defendants purchased om plaintiff the goods in question, soon after which (ley tailed; the plaintiff, upon being apprized of the dlure, issued a writ of replevin, and took back the zrpi ts, alleging that lie was induced to part with his ?< de by fraudulent representations. Hcvernl similar ins were tried within the last year, growing out of le failure ol the defendants. Adjourned, Before Judge Ingraham. ? Vm. John ton vs. Geo. 8. Pdtyhonr and Israel Tucker ? his was an action of trover, to recover the value of a Liantity ol fancy goods, consisting of jewelry, plcirea. Ac., estimated at the value of $700. It appeared le complainant was a hoarder at the Broadway Hotel, r some time before tho month of September last, of liich the defendants were proprietors; and, on tho ith of that mouth, they seized on tho goods In quesi n, alleging that a considerable sum for board was ue. Ills Honor, in charging the jury, said that a jarding house keeper had no right, as the law now cod, to detain the goods of a boarder for the price of ard; but it was otherwise in a public hotel; there was, owever, no evidence here that defendants' house was t the latter denomination. Defendants' counsel here isisted that the evidence of one of the witness* a lowed that it was. The judge left it to the jury to ly. from the evidence, whether it was or not. Scaled irdict to-morrow (this) morning. United Ktatvs District Court. Before Judge Hefts. Mav 21.?.Irraigned ?The following persons were arligmd this morning:?Terence Healy, indicted for irging a certificate oi discharge from the army, in ori r to obtain ?lund warrant. Upon being asked wheli. r lw> mmld liteltd irilillv or not rullLv. he esid i- had Bottling to say. ami would plead guilty. (hurpe Jacobi, indicted for Au assault witli a danrroUK weapon. and for au endeavor to wake a revolt, an arraigned and pleaded not guilty. Jlritn I'arki. Indicted for pasdng counterfeit ten rnt pieces. won railed, and notliaviug answered, her icogiiixaiicia were forfeited. Movement* of Individuals. Mr. Trcurher, Wm liington. Krench Consul, rortland, ; < apt Fldredgo, ship IJanlch; Waterman Sweet, mrterdam. have arrived at the As tor. S. Ballmer and Dr I'ugher, U. 8 A , and 8. Yrrbane, 1'aahlngton, ure amongst the arrivals ut the Irving cure. From ttk Plains ?Mr. F. Robidoux has arrived 1 .st. Joseph Ironi Fort I/tint mie. lie left that nAt on the 24th March, and Fort Cbllds the 18th of prtl, lie states that the graft* on the plains waa very sree. and that it was unsafh for the einigranta to live the settlement* for at leant fifteen days, or until ie middle of this month The Pawnee and Sioux Inane were very friendly, and have no disposition to ln ifere with the wliltrs. If not molested. Mr K. brought large mail from Fort Child*.?St. Loan Rep., Moy 12. 1 [ERA Common Council. j Board ar Aldermen, May 21.?J am pa Kelly. President. Id the chair. The minute* of the proceedings of 01 the last meeting were rea<l and approved. in Chatham Square.?Resolution favorable to abating cl the nuisance of Helling unwholesome meats at the in confluence of Chatham square and Bowery. Referred. p. Also, a resolution directing the Aldermen and Aasis- a tants of * ach ward to take such measures us will pre- tl vent the sale of unsound and unwholesome meats si throughout their respective wards. Referred. m Iludwn River Railroad. ? Remonstrance of one hun- ji died and elghty-t wo residents of Hudson street, against u the allowing of the iludsou river railroad to lay rails ,\ in iludsou street. Referred Optra Home Riot.?Resolution favorablo to paying J Thomas Kerr for refreshments furnished the police at t the riot ut the Opera House. Also, to refer to his honor thv Major, with the finance Committee of this j Board, the propriety of paying the extra policemen ' s and deputy slieritl fur services rendered ou that occa- 1 sion. Adopted. t Croton . h/urdiict.?An ordinance directing the 1 <su* t of stock, to he culled the f'roton Water Stock, to the t amount of $200,000. to coutinue the work ou tho Cro- f ton Aqueduct. Adopted. t Medical Hill.?Report favorable to paying I)r. Wells t the sum of $10, for medical services rendered at the t 14th ward police station. Adopted in concurrence. j A'rie Offiiit.?Report favoruble to appropriating $2..riOQ for titling upollleei for tho City inspector and t Chief of Police. Adopted. I Mew I'uraiunt.?Report directing Hint J*me? Tinker- | ton he employed to lay down his new pavement in | Uli uuniljr. Ul lllCl'D IICUUU UIIU UIIIU1U BLICeiB, a 11 B. I of $3 75 per superficial yard. Adopted. t Mayor's Message.?I! eport of the special cominittoo { on the message of his lionor the Mayor, recommending t that tin- variour subjects contained in said menage bo ] referred to the appropriate committees of this hoard, c Adopted. JiLms Mouse Bills.?Report favorablo to directing t William W. Lyons to call in all tho kills outstanding \ against the Alms House Department, previous to the i Ibt of May, instant. Adopted. * Pint.?Report favorable to ro-leusing to J. & M. J Briggs. the v> est side of pier No. 12 Last river, for two years, at $300 per annum. Adopted. Report favora- t hie to granting to (irinueli, Minturn ii t o . a renewal r of lease for llie wi st side of pier No. 10, and the east side of pier No. 20. Last river, for tho suin of $5,000 per year g for three years. Adopted CtBUBWilsttioS from the Street Commissioner, recommending the extension of ? the pier at the foot of Duaue street, and an appropriation ot $2 5L0 for completing the same. Referred. r Stars jor th? Jildtrhteu.? Resolution fltvorable to di- i recting the ( ( mmitteu on 1'olice, Watch and Prisons, t to procure for the members of the < omwon Council, i the appropriate emblems (stars) of office. Aid. Ai.lkn thought stars worth twenty-live cents t each, were good enough, while Aid. Webb wanted a c new one and a good one. aud thought it would bo well to refer the subject to u committee on matters aud . things in gem ral, but theru being no such committee, j the Committee 011 I'olice. Watch and Prisons was the appropriate one. The subject was so referred J Ptarl Stmt.?Resolution favorable to removing the . dirt in Pearl street, lelt by the enUMtm who built a j fewer iu that street, and charge the tame to said con- ( tractors Adopted . Countrl to the Corporation.?Resolution appointing Henry <?. l>avis Counsel to the Corporation, rice Willis Ilall. resigned. Adopted. Comptroller.?Resolution in favor of removing Taliniau (j. V\ (iters from llie oliicu of Comptroller, and ap- ( pointing John L. I.awrcnce iu his stead. Aid..Webb wished to know why this removal was to be made.' He .. hoped tile election would lie made by ballot, ami made a motion to that effect. He knew there were six mem- ( bera who would vote for Mr. Waters in preference to c any other man. and hu lioped to be able to persuade mini of the opposition members to vote on his side. The ballot was the true way :? " We have a weapon surer set, 1 And better than tlie bnyouet? A weapon that rouira down as still ? As snow-tlakes fall upon the sod, But exi eutes (i freeman's will 1 As lightning does the will of God." * The vote by bullot was the proper way, and he wished < to know how every member would vote. Possibly they ' might succeed iu getting four more votes, and that < would put a stop to the removal of Mr. Waters. He did 1 not know what might be done until the trial was had, ' lor sometimes ballots made wonderful differences in ths < appearance of tiling*. ' "'J he race i* not unto the swift, ' Nor thrin that fastest run ; I Nor tho battell to those peeps!) * Who have the longest gun." e The motion wax then put to go into ballot; but, on a rail of the ayes ami noes. was lost. The original resolution, removing Mr. Waters, ami supplying bia place j) by tho appointment of Mr. Lawrenco, was then road, and carried uftlrni.iti rely. n lit solution appointing James Hinpson a clerk In the y, Comptroller's olUco, In plane of John Hoe, who la per- w formiDg the duty of clerk in the ofllce of the Receiver t< of Taxes. Adopted. Tlviuks to the Military.?Resolution tendering to tho fl military, through tlnir commander, Major-General tl Mundford. the thanks of tho Common Council, for their p good conduct, forbearance, and alacrity on the occa- tl slon of the riot at the Opera House. Laid on the table, y Aid. P. Kelly then moved thut a committee be ap- n pointed to investigate the matter of tho late riot, and j report to the Board. I.aid on the table n The Board then adjourned until Thursday evening p next, when the ordinance under the new charter will p be the special order of tho evening. a Board or Assistant Aldermen. May 21.?The Board ? met at a quarter past 6 o'clock, In the Mayor's Ofllce, p their own chamber being unlit for occupancy, aa re- tl pairs long needed are going on. tl The minutes of the previous meeting were read and li approved. Tt hi tons ?A number of petitions were presented and a appropriately referred. * Itimonstrances were received from citizens residing a on Hudson street, sgninst allowing railroad track: to l b?- laid down in tliut thoroughfare. Referred to Com- h mild e on M reels t Jirjiorts nj Covnnillers ? Committee on Streets' report, s lu favor of concurring with the Board of Aldermen, in h the passage of a resolution granting to the Now Vork p and New Kngland Telegraph Company the privilege oft reeling telegraphic poles in Thomas and (iroeuwich L streets. 1 lie report of tlio committee, with a slight h amendment, was accepted. c The matter of the removal of slaughter houses from Amity und McDougal streets, was, on motion, referred ti to the City Inspector. 1( The Committee on Streets reported in favor of re- si pairing the pavement in Chatham street, between w I alharinc and I'earl streets. Report accepted. ui the Committee on Roads and Canals reported in u favor of concurring with the Hoard of Aldermen, in tl parage of resolution and ordinance for constructing a ri sower in I'inc street, from Broadway to Nassau street, li Report adopted. Same committee report adverse to the project of con- M struct lug a sower in Broome street, from Norfolk street tl to l ast ltiver. Report adopted li The Joint Committee on the Fire Department report T in favor of eri cling a tower at the rear of lots on north li ride of *22d street, between First and Second avenues, i and placing a bell of 8,000 lbs. weight thereon. Report ' t' accepted. i: From the Hoard of Jlldrrmen ?Resignation of Caleb S. ' I Woudliull as Commissioner of Deeds. Resignation ac- r eepted, and John J. I.atting appointed to till the va- 1 cancy "1 his Board concur with the Hoard of Aldermen. ; c Report of Croton Aqueduct Committee, recommend- ; v ing an ordinance to raise $21)0.000, by loan, fur the ex- n tension of Croton Aqueduct Concurred in. 1 Resolution to pay extra policemen, or deputy sheriffs, si employed on the occasion of the late riots. Concurred p in. Ji Report of Committee on Streets, in favor of granting h permission to James I'inkerton to pave Broadway, be- tl Krsolved. That Henry JO. Uaviea be and lie is hereby n| appointed Counsel to tbo Corporation, iu pluco of Wil- n lit Hall, Esq., resigned. Concurred In. p hitoltttioni.?IleholTed, 'llmt tbo Superintendent of n Repairs be and In Li rebjr requested to riiaNe a stairway si to be plared at pier 2ft. East rlrer. (Pork slip.) for tbo n accommodation nt the email-boatmen, as noon at prac- t< tieabi* Adopted. I tl Hesolvi d. That the block between Bank and Bntbune, ! in Washington fttrert. be re-graded and paved. Ho- I ( f? rri d to CMUtltln on BttwU. i (| H< solution railing < n the Superintendent of Lamp* ( and <Jae to pay mme ntteutlon to the removal of old j. lamp posts. Keferrodlo Committee on Lamps andUas. . Heaulutlon in favor of vesting the kinance Committee *| with power to provide for mine further publication of the Corporation proposals for contracts, and other busl- ^ ncss notices. Adopted. | | R lolulien/mm Hoard of ?ildoi men. to remove Talltn&n i, J. W aters from Ihe office of Comptroller. Concurred in. ,'i 7o appoint John J. Lawrence ?,* Comptroller, In .1 place <J T. J. M uu-rs. removed. Cenrurrcu in. 'J ? n( |'lint James i'iinj ?<n clerk in the offli-e of the J C< mptniller. in piece of John Hoe, who hue lately perfotllied the duties of the office. 1 1m-Duard then adjourned till h rlday evening, at 3 o'clock. " Circuit Court. I d lb fore J usticc ilurlbut. I a Mai 21.? Ihihrr ri. Dr. Hurt.?'1 hi* eauae, which ^ wan reported in the Ihrati of Kriduy. wan given to the '' jury tliia evening. We umlerstoud hi* Honor to say. | 11 in charging the jury, that if the plaintiff maduacoutract to go by a particular traiu. he had no right after- w wards to have that train,nud tbenlnsist upon going In ' another, without making a tender of hi* fare. ?ud the j -defendant had 11 right to wapel hlrn, provided he used in no more force than waa necessary for that purpose- r? the inquiry would, therefore, be. was there anymore rv force used tliun waa necessary ! la eapelllng the co plaintiff the defendant waa bound to "*0 reasonable m caution- be had no right to inflict unneceaaary blow*, or to ct nimit any vlolc nt assault. but he had a right to ueo such force only as waa necessary to overcome1 resistance. If the plaintiff had Improperly resisted. he was bound to show ttiat the breaking of his leg was | an e< remitted by using more violence than waa necessary; an if he has not shown that. he must bear ail the eonse- at quinces himself. The jury had not agreed when the tli eourt adjourned. j1* (Tnlteit State* Marctial's Office. Mat 21? IHtch.trtrd ? Jas Henry, one of the hands on board the American ship Atlantic, was arrested in the portcflallan on charge of desertion and stealiog a boat; eh be was sent home by the consul, and was brought up la today I pon investigating the rase, the evidence not . Si being sufficient, he waa discharged. I ai III Ji LD. TWO CENTS. Brooklyn Intelligence. Joist Meltinu or the Common c 0 scii. on Dorm* r Srn bvmoi.s ?La?t night was the night for the joint meting of these tiro Boards-Mayor i upland la the lialr. The Mayor then made hi. addre** and ntaten nix to tin1 Hoard, which was nn able effort on hU art, and he rnllcil the attention of the Board to th? mount of funds ueoossary for the city exponas during ho ensuing year, and reoonimendi-d that the taxation Itould not be reduced, aa the outlays of the city were ii large. The message was. on motiou referred to a jlnt committee of two Supervisors and throe Alderien On motion, thia Hoard adjourned till the tlrat londay In June, at 5 o'clock P. M. !* >a 11 ii <>?* Aintnuts?Mayor Copland in the chair, liter the roll being called, the minutes of the last ucctlng were read and approved of. fttitioni.?Aldermau Muchmore, of the 7th ward, ireieuted a petition requesting the removal of a nuiiinre coexisting of pig pens in Myrtle avenue, opposite A'ushington Park. The petition was referred to the Street Inspector and Couii tel of the Hoard with power 0 act upon it. Alter several other unimportant peitlons. the Heard resolved Itselt iutoexoeuuve session, 1 r the appoint inent of city officers. The Alderman or he Kiflh ward opposed the present npi ointment of ifflctTH. i n the ground that In thought it win illegal to In no without the lionrd having adjourned for that lurpose. Alter much discussion, the motion was referred to .he law committee and counsel Therefore no heads will 3e chonped off till next Monday night, and the present m-um lienls will have another wuek's mercy and stli HUM). Hi I'ort of the Lite Counttl of <hf Humd?A reading of hi" report w as called for. mid the clerk read from the loruinent the several suits which the city is, or have K en recently, engaged in. and their success or defoat. t was moved und seconded that the report be placsd >n file, which motion was carried A petition whs received front the City Inspector of he western district, requesting advice as to the remoal of certain nuisances iu the blocks of Butler, iloyt^ Varren and Smith streets, as the owners of said nulanoes refused to remove them. Referred to the ilavor. A petition of Andrew Drynau. nuking for the redactor! of the licence money of ouu borne cabs, wu refer ed to the law committee. Report of the couusul, relative to certain lots in le;al question, wan read and ordered to be placed on tile. The reports of the several committees were read and pproved of. It was ordered that the Board, during the evening, esolve itself into a Board of ilealtli, when the subject >f the promulgation of cholera will be brought up. uud lie amount uud quality of u dUinfecting agent decided ipon, to disinfect the corrupted portion of the city. A great deal of uuiinportaut business was gona lirinigli with, when the Hoard resolved itself into ?eirot session. Coi ht of Arrriu.?Present all the Judges.?Case so aa tirst occupied the attention of this court yesterday. tieorge l'earce et ul. plaintilfs in error, vs. Andrew M. Hitchcock, et al defendants in error. This was an action of debt on a band dated 19th January, LN47. to obtain u discharge of an aitaohinent against Israel V. Condlt and Auron Peck, as non-resident lebtors. Mr Smith appeared for appellants, and H. S. lodge, Esq., for respondents. After this case was oon'ludrd. No. o4 war taken up?William Couch etal, urviving assignees, appellants vs. John K Uelaplaine, urvivlug executor, Ice., respondent. This bill was lied before lh? V ice Chancellor ol the first Circuit of he Statu of New York, in 1S43. against the respondnts as surviving executors of Isaac Clason. deceased. Die question ill this case was to recover about $11,600 aoney, received under the French treaty between the 'nited States and France. by the respondents, who luiui it by assignment. It Kayerwealher, Esa., for ppellauts, and Murray Hoffman, Esq.. for respondents. Police Coitiit?Before Justice Truman Smith.?Strafnf from a boarding llntmr.?A girl calling herself Mary inn Clarkson, otherwise Ililey, was arrested yesterday dtcrnneu by Marshal I'urker. on a oharge of purloining ircsses, shawls, petticoats, and other female apparel, mm Mrs. Thompson, with whom she was boarding at he lime. The facts of the case were, that tlieaecused uiiic to reside with the complainant about the 7th of May, and after liaviug honored thu house with her company annul uve days, run suaaeuiy vainosea vita the property in question. Nothing wus heard of her whereabouts until yesterday, when she vh< arrested iw stated; nud on searching her premises, all the property ,vhs recovered, together with a silk dress, ai.no stolen )i m a Mrs. Gordon. Mary Ann cried very much and oud t<> excite the sympathy of the court; but when be raised her eyes not a tear was to be soen. Shu waa ommitud for trial. Court of General Session*. iefore thollecorderand Alderinon ilatdeld aud Sritton. * Mat '21.~ Trial far fault with fnlrnl to Kill.?A man amrd Hugh McUermott was placed on trial, charged lth having, on the 10th of March last, assaulted his ife, Joanna McDermott, with a hatchet, and attempted ) take her life. Joakwa .McUermott being called to thu stand, teetied. that between 4 and 6 o'clock In tho afternoon of le loth of March, prisoner came to her room, in the euse 1162 llroomo street; the door was loaked at the me, and witness was washing her hands and face: IcDermott burst the door open, and lmmediataly comirnced an assault upon her saying that he wanted to io for her; she ran towards the door, and attempted to take her escape, but he struck her on the head with a cth hatchet, knocked her down, and held her on the oor while be administered other blows on her neck nd head, choked her severely, and otherwise maltreatd her; wilucss extricated herself from the grasp .of risom-r, by biting his linger; she received two wound* pon the top of her head and oue on her forehead; bese wounds were inflicted with the sharp side of the ith hatchet, as wituess believes; she was badly woundd; the blood was flowing freely from the wouuds when physician was sent for; he came and dressed the rounds at the time, and continued to uttend her for ome weeks; witness testified that she had been sepaaled from ner husband some two mouths; she left hint ecuuse be was Intemperate anil treated her so bad bat she could not live with him; he had often, she aid. taken a knife to her. and also threatened to shoot ler. If she lrlt him; he was under bonds to keep the eace when he committed the assault. Witness was cross-examined by prisoner'* counsel, ut nothing was elicited except the fact that prisoner ad been jealous for a long time; but there was no ausc for bis being Jealous. Thomas Mooar., policeman, being called to the stand, >titled tliat he was culled to arrest McUermott on the Jth of March; ho entered the house M2 llroomo street, iw the woman, and arrested her husband; when b? as first arrested be deuied having struck the woman, nd said tliat the man who committed the assault waa p stairs; the policemuu hi ing told by some spectator* nit this was the husband of the wounded woman, or!*tcd biro, and gave him In charge or another poceman. Tiie surgeon and physician who attended Mrs. lelli rmott was called to the stand, and testified as to it- severity of the wound*, which appeared to have n o inflicted by sumo instrument with a blunt edge. Ik y were dangerous wouudr, and he considered the fe of hi* patient in danger for some day*. Thu defence called several witnesses, who tettiiied but certain indication* of lusanity had been apparent u tin- conduct of the prisoner for aeeeral year* past, t was stated by hi* brother that *ouie six years ago he cci iv< d a wound upon the head, being kicked by a if.rse. Since that tune the defendaut hud been execdiugly irtitable. It wa* proren also that .vtcDermett inn jealous of his wife No attempt, howerer, was lade te prove that any causo existed for such jealousy, he ca>c ens ably summed up by the counsel on both ides. The Recorder addressed the jury at length, exlaining to them the law applicable to this case. The iry retired, and after an absence of about half an our. teturncd a verdict of guilty. The prisoner was ten unsigned for sentence, and on being asked what e had to say why judgment should not be passed ininst him. fie commenced by stating thbt he knew nihit'g of tin; crime charged against him. He then rocccded to detail at length, and witli great ininntei s*. n list of transactions which convinced him, as he tid, ol' his wife's infidelity. (All this Mrs. McDermott. lid was untrue.) The court proceeded to pass sen dce. which was that the prisoner be imprisoned in ho Statu Prison ul Sing Sing, fur the term uf six years TrialJvr Burglary ?A black woman, named Amand hanibcr* was put upon t rial, charged with burglary in tie first degree, in breaking into the dwelling house o osepb W. Meek*, at 1BU Duaue street, on the night o tie 17th of April last, aud sti almg property valuedat over to. Kntrance into the house was effected by breaking tirough a bas? ment window. The depredators, after titling into the house, proceeded to the seeond story, i.m it, tnsiil the rooms of which thev carried off some luwware, piilowt, auii arti le* of 'wearing appure', he prirontr wax aireittd by a policeman. barfng in i r puFM'PHir.n a tllk drem, identified at one atoioii frem lie h'ure of Mr. Mcckf. On being arre*ted, a lie raid he got the Ureii. together with other article*. from a limn 111 < hxich street Her arreat von brought t<out by information being lodged at the b irth ward latlou home by ?lr PhllU|i<\ a pawnbroker, at No 68 iratigc street, who Informed 'apt Carpeuter that the round hud been in M* atore, eodearuring to i?ll a inking gleia. two pillow, uud a bolaler. I he prisoner tilled hnviug oenimltted the theft, but aa she did not how satisfactorily that ?h? taut honestly by the good* euiidInter pwweaslon, the jury found bur guilty of uralary in the MCOud degree. She was scuteuecd to he State Prison for five yearn. Trlelfor Bur (Ian/ ? Jaeob Noting, a aim pie fellow,, aa put on trlnl for burglary iu the Ikl degree, charged itli blinking Intoiiie junk more <i .Mr. joiin uayuocR, u Second street. on the night of lot of May. and atealg a quantity of old copper, brass. and some paper gs, x&lurd in all at ala'Ut $12 After hearing tbo idence, the District Attorney told tho jury that ha uld not aek for a conviction. The aocused waa protunced not guilty, and discharged from custody. The court then adjourned. Large Award.?VT? Irnrn th?t Judge Williams id Judge Watte, arbitratori in the caae of M. C. Story id others, railroad contractor#, against the Norwich ,d Worcester Kaiiroad Company, have just finished etr sittings In this city, aad made their award. rfTbey id about $i&.000 due from the company to the eonactors.? Hartford Courant. May 18. Commerce of Boston.?There were sixty-aevan ratancesat the custom-house, on Saturday laat?tha rgiat number which haserercleared in one day. On tturday the 12th instant. there were fifty-six cleartcti.?Boston Counts, May *1.

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