Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 7, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 7, 1855 Page 2
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Our ?mI>m torafwlnN. Qcmc, Ju. 31, 1865. Judiciary ^intfninto ia l^ Canoda-Bi^ graphical SiutchiM of the New Judges ? Effect of /L Mnuterial Chaagm? Trial of th? Qmaxzi mtttn?Ci^victtd of a Common JUimtU-Stn ttnct?*wfon WW** Comptmus ? Dtlut fUtnl Ofictrt ? The WoatUr and Market*. The speculations m to the probable alterations in fee Lower Canadian Judiciary tad tbe Cane dim Ministry, rendered necessary bj '-he death of Jad|e Panet, end the resignation of Judge Holland, have teen put an end to by en extra of the Official fife xtttt, Announcing the appointment and promotion*. In the judiciary, Judges Caaon and Duval, late or Ike Supreme Court, have bean elevated to the Qeeea's Bench, a poet (or whloh they are oonaldered by persona to be well qualified; although the node of appointment whloh obtains in this ?ountry necessarily aubjecta thoae promoted, either in the judicial or political world, to the suaploioo ef political partisan!, and therefore ae fit aub jecta ft> r attack by the opposition. The Hon. fn ? Morin and Badgley have been created Jedgea of the Superior Court, in place of the lamer gentlemen. Mr. Morin Una been a faithful ^MW> servant for many yean past. Previ ous to the rebellion he waa a very prominent member ef the liberal party, and waa the author ef the famous ninety-two resolutions. When the xebellian broke out he waa, with his fellow liberals, ?atyecled to the opprobrions epithet "rebel," and bed to leave the eountry, from which he remained ebeent until the general amnesty permitte 1 his re tarn. He was elected Speaker of the House of At aemhly in 1846, which post he filled, with great ability, on til the general election in 1861, when he bees? Provincial Secretary, and a memoer of the ?ineks Keiph Cabinet. Subsequently, when changes were made in the at minis (ration, he assumed the of Commissioner of Crown Lands, which poet he until hia promotion to the bench. No man has ever served 1.1s country with more faithfulness. He k ef a mild and gentlemanly deportment, and al tbengh lacking that energy of character and firm ness so essential in a party leader, up to the very Isat moment of hia political existence he haa retained tbe affection and admiration of hie Mends, and the Mapeet ef hia political opponents. Hia elevation to a Judgeship will be regarded by all as the just reward ef a life spent in the lervioe of the country. Tbe appointment of Mr. Badgley, although that gentleman has bf?n Identified with ths oonse-v* five pa ty in politic*, will scarcely be less popular. He was Attorney General of the Province under Ae Draper administration, and represented the city at Montreal m Parliamant for a number of year*. He wee defeated at tbe last election, not because of eey personal feelings against him, but aoleiy be cause his political principles were not of that pro grealve oharacter a > universally required in puolic men. A Montreal jcnrzalist, speaking of the pro bability of this appomtaent, wrote aa folio va; and I make no hesitation in saying that the sentiments will seel with the general assent of tbe people of Gaaada:? Tbe appointment of the Hon. Mr. Badgley, fer in ?taaee, in the place of Mr. Justice Holland, would be Mceived with latUfaction by all parties? would be con ferring an honor which the profeasion would be thankful tar? which the man deserves Consistent, able and dig. wied formerly a judge in the Bankrupt Court, at pre eeat batten er of the Montreal section of tbe bar, and Ksfed of a large private practice; a scholar of no merit, and a pentleman in every sense of the word, ae one he* more claims upon the cilice, or would mor>> worthily and gracefully fill it. la the ministry the change! are represented aa maeh for tht? better. Messrs. Chabot and Chauveau ?tbe former late Commissioner of Public Works, aad the latter Provincial Secretary ? hava reigned. It is said that M* Chabot is to receive the Chief ?ammissier.ersh.p under the Sigooriat Tenure mt neseed by Parliament previous to adjournment, at ?4,000 a year. Mr. Chauveau W-ft toe ministry In high dudgeon becauae offered the Circuit Judgeahip ? the lowest uf tbe Judges? likely to become vac ?nt by the promotion of the present incumbent? Judge Power ? to the Snpe ior Court. He conmd*r?d tie otier aa a positive ioanlt, and refused longer to re main eonnectvd with colleagues who had ventured to prepoee It. No doubt be will go into opoo-tition, Mid may there bstome wcat he miserably failed in while a miniate of the Crown- an Influential de baler. HI* place in the ministry it h applied hy Mr. Cir tear, a Montreal law>?r of mmt note, ar>d MBbtf of Ptulikffifcbt for tae count? of ?archere*. This gnutleaian was offered the OoauaiasMoership of Public Works, with a Mat ta the Executive Council in 1862, when the ?as. John Young resigned the department, bnt re toad to ic:ejit the proffered hoiior upon the grooud that hi > .nfestion, w'lch be would be compiled to raaiga, wan worth much more to him. At the meet tog of FarLamftnt, in September last, he was the ?ominee of Mr. Hincks' government fort tie speaker *ip of tlie Aesembly , but ra defeated ay a majori ty of tiro ? the Tories, disaffec'eJ reformers, an1! BWP combining for that pnrpose. H'j defeat vaa one of the mtin reasons tor t'ie resignation of tho late administration. He is solicitor far the Grand Trunk Railroad, for which he re elves a very naad rme salary. He commacds a verj ooosiderab'e Parliamentary influence, and will ba a source of strength to the administration. Ik? eommisiionershipof Crown L?d', vacated by Mm Hot. Mr. Morin, hts been riven to Mr. C menu, principal editor of the Jnimat dt QuebfC. This ap- , ?ointment is objected to upon Vie ground that the tacutabent of the da jartaent shoull ba aa Upper Canadian, inasmuch as the great aac portion of Crown Lands are located in Ibe upper Province. Toe difficulty, it it said will be mat by the appointment of an assistant o>m Bfctioner, the oiBce to ba a non-political one. un aftcted by the cbwgM 9* administration wbicb have of late becoue so frequent Should this plan "%? adopted it will give much satisfaction. Mr. Can ahuD wu one or the ablest and m <at infia?oti tl opponents of the late government. He is essentially eonaeivative in his pnnciples, and objteted to the Cssni e is the Cabinet of the Honoles. Messrs. ph and Cameron became of their socialistic ten fancies. Upon the accession of Sir Allan McNab aid his friends to the Ministry, be gave them nii i ?appoTt. lis 1- the rep esentatlva of the county of Meatmorency, and a moat popular bo:h In aad est of Parliament. Am much cannot be said (jt the third appointment, that of Mr. Lemleux, to the department of Public Works, vacant by the resignation of Mr. Ctabit. Ha enjoys snd has enjoyed bnt little practice, aid atill leas influence. His name was sugg^'ed as the government ncminee for Speaker of the Assembly, In September last, bnt so unpopular was t e sug gestion that he was at once witndrawn. Che object of the appointment it is impossible to fathou, though doubtless it is hope! toat he may ba able tj aesnre a few votes in tne House. Ti.e parties euapected of being ringleaders n the attack upon Father Gavazzi on the 6th June, 1853, m Chalmer's church, wece tried lint w>*ek, on an indictment for assault with latent to mirder.and oommon aaaaul".. Tue trial lasted three day*, ail the tepoit of It fills six col u mas of the Quebec Chrontclt. The jury. a/Vr receivi ig a very able ebarge from Judge Reliant!. returned a verd cton the second count of tne indictment , for ?' c imm >u asaault," agaii.st John Hearn, and of " not gnii?y" against the others. Hsarn, who, by the w*y, is a eanotlate for tbe honor of representing toe Iriih ward m the City C>unil, w*s doedllOO. Tins anda tkis sad affair, so far as Quebec is coicerasd, and cne of the most brutal attacks and di?grajstai outage Uiat ever o curred in this city baa oeen ad judged ? oi- thy of a peaaity of S100, not one oent of which will come out of the po kat oi the convicted I rioter. Well, we must only be satfsOet with this 1 slight vindication of the laws of the coautry, and 1 the declaration of tbe Court in favor of the lib ?ty of epeech is, at least so far as it g ss, worth a lit: e. Complaints are ma*ie In Quebec ant other part* of Canada of the management of American teWrapi effiees. It is taid, and from experience I can att?*t the statement, that the.e is not the slightest <-e~ talaty of any telegraphic despatch whi h has ti ptM tftreugb an American offl o ever reaching its iostws tton; that, on tbe oonirary, toe hancst sr>itwill act do ?o. I had oeca^n, about, a f irtnight aiaos, to folegrapb a geutiem?n who is at p*ee*nt stop ptrg u one or jour cities, aod have tits d*y re*ivrd a etter from him, in which he sa.s? "I did not get your telegraoh. and no teie^rapa that 1 have sent, or that hts dmh ? at to me, sii.ee I left hss gone straight. My ova experience and tnat of others c >nour la decU la; tbe offi ee of this country a dslasi >o end a *n?ri, paitiruiaily to travrllers, lor the extr.^ttng ot m >? ley untW fa's# pretences, ou*. ot oar pickets." 8och cvndnct nn the pvt of offl jer< of chartered 0' apante* is not ealcale ed to r Use th? A ne l&ta people in the estimation of those who raiy have dj casion t ; travel am to < t em, and the p \tm w <u'd do well to ferret mt and expxa all such denjque> fits the interests of a nsti >a require that every thiarf m t' e a. ape of ewtudlin*. orevan aopr>?*' n iag it, on the pai t >f establishment* a .arts rod by COverniKBt for the convenience of sojlety, sbonid bo rro wired down. Tr e weather baa been ntu?uii|y sto*my for ths last few days. Owing to tne h?avy snow Blorm, ?e-ationed by me in a former 'e ter. and the a'most auntinual prevalence of a strmg eaattrly wind, the roade aroood Qoebec, and even in the olty itseif, , have baea anytbieg but gin?d. Our ice bridge, hewaver, remains Arm, and already the markets have been (earthly affected by It. Provtaioes have lowered ten per ctat since the ?ma*iaa of tto bridge. C. | Omx Bwr H?tmi mwliiii I Nbw Hatw f (ot,) January SO, 1855. I Connecticut Sam"- The Democrat* and ? rr WTligt Yonr Hartford c^r^po,^ b not p0?tea la the poHtkal moveni'^ of this State, though ha 1 > right in aaying the administration and whig parties are dispirited, ?nd (eel no confidence of success- The Hartford. Timet, which ia reputed to be onder the cantor]; of the Nllea freeeoil clique, and ia oonee qa'jiti? not regarded u an orthodox administration vrgaa, ia anxious to make its peace with the pre Mnt party leaders, and ooonaela harmony, union, aad a re-nomination of the last year's democratic State ticket It has lost the government printing In oon sequence of ita opposition to the Nebraska bill, and has suffered somewhat in the opinion of Senator Toucey, whose right hand supporter it had alwaya been until he followed the lead of Douglas and the President. It ia naturally anxious to get Into good standing again, and it thinks it can safely do so upon the last year's democratic platform, which re pudiated the Nehraska bill, and nominated a major Ity of anti-Nebraaka men for State officers. But the office holding democrats, led by the Regular aud Ingereoll clique of this city, are quite willing to keep It ont of the way, even at the riak of aa ad ministration defeat this spring. They find United btatee sffljee much more profitable than State of fices, and they dont care for the trouble of keeping the party together, which is always a difficult job for a majority party ia Connecticut The New Haven clique do not care for the renomiuation of last year's ticket, one ot the candidates on whiah, baa this fall joined a Know Nothing Lodge, and ? finds Bam a very good looking fellow. He was fotmerly a free seller, and even white a demooranio candidate, aigned a call for an anti-Neoraska mast ing. There is already a movement in the Custom Bouse here to put forward Hon. Alfred BU kman ot this city, as a candidate for Governor. He h*s played second fiddle to the Inge soil family ror leversl years, and is somewhat ambitious to do something for himself now. He has b^en on ill terma with the Regutir clique, accusing them of falsehood sad deception in tbe distribution of offices under Pieroe; and aa he is too valuable a man to lose. the Regutir and Icgersoll clique are quite willing to accord him the em.ty honor of a Guber natorial nomination, at the expense of Hon. Sam IngOam, tbe last year's candidate, for whom they never had any regard. Ingham has the vantage grnmd, however, on account of bis free soil pro clivities, and he will pretty surely be renominated by tbe Democratic Convention which meets here on tbe 12th of February. The whigs bold their convention on the 23th of February, and Dntton will be strongly pressed for a re -nomination; but he will no> take it uolesa he makes sure of Sam's asHkUcce. He ia too shrewd to be set np to be knocked down again, aud will undoubtedly withdraw, unhss the Know Nothing Convention, which meets the third week in Febru ary, either decline to make a nomination or put up a Nebraska democrat, in which case he will stand and be ie-elecWd. Hon. Ch&rlea Chapman, of Hartford, will be atroigly urged upm the Whig Convention as a candidate for Governor, by Hart ford county men, inoludiog even the Dixon olique, who hope thereby to secure Dixon's nomination for Congress in the First district. Chapman has seen Sam, and is a candidate for the Know Nothing nomination, which, if he should get, it will put him in a strong position before tbe Whig Cmveatnn. It is mere probable, however, that he mil be kioked ant by tbe Know Nothing*, as he has been by the dtmocrate, whigs and Maite 'a* men, or else oro vided for by a nomination to Cong ras? in the First district? an event woicb Hon. James Dixon earnest ly Drays may not trar spiie. Aa to the Conjtrewiotal nominations, Prat/, the present member, and Wm. W. EV.tn.of Hertford, ?ill be tbe democratic claimants in the First dis til'!? the foimer as a t sn'i-Nftbraska Timet demo crat, and the other as the dved in the wool admiuis trstion, Nebraska candidate. Chapman and Dix-n are after the wdg nomination, though tve latter woud be beaten, as he is no) a Know Nothing, and can't get in in spite of all Ms trying. In the New Haven district Iageraall (dem.) would run again if he was not sure cf balag defeated. The democratic nomination i? piomlsed to Edwin Stearns, of Mid iletown, by the lngerBo;l clique, but there is a young lawyer, named Wright, I in Me) Men and a young shopkeeper in East Had den, named Warner, each of whom want tbe noml I nation, aid either of whom would make a batter : man thou w?hm. Tbe whigs don't know who to put up. Hon. Ore en Kendrick, of Waterbury, late Lieutenant Guvirnor.anc Jam?s Donaghe, E*q., late Collector of this pcit, ere talked of, but they are both South erners by birth, and not more than meiioore in poir t ot talents. H< n. Henry K Peck, of this city, is perhaps the strongest man the whigs could start, if he < ould only beirdoced to take a lo k at "Sam," sr me peasant evening b. fore the election. Luc'us O. Peck, a young lawyer here, goes in for fie nomi nation, ss a whig, In* anil Know Nothing, but will br killed aa dead as Julius Cse*ar. In the third dis ti n Bon. Chsuicey F. Cleveland, (free soil anti Nebratka dem.), and Dan. P. Tyler, (fee soil anti Nebraska whig.) are alter the nominatiots of their respective partite, as tl>ey always are, and as the/ have both seen Bam they each feel confident of success if their parties should nominate them. In the fourth district the wh<g choice wUl lay be tween Thrs. H. Oakley, a Know Nothing by birth and profession; H<m. Wm. V. Mine, Judge of the Fairfield C<unty Couit; and Dr. Wm. W. Wei jb, a jolly, clever country doctor, who wan beaten lait J ear bv the present Congressman, O. 8. Seymour, ohn Cotton Hmith, a la vyer, will contest tue demo cratic nomination with Seymour, who Is the only man of real talent in our present delegation; and as S baa held the piece tw > terns he will probably re tire. tbotgh be will do all be can to defeat Bait 'a 'a aapii ationa. Bo much for the Connecticut politics of the day. I may keep you posted np after the canvas* opens, and in the mean time, au revoir. Livi. Oar New London Correspondence. New London, Jan. 27, 1855. Prvgrts a of the City? Wo Gas Lights ? A New Engint House? Exertion of the Firemen ? The New City Ball ? The Know Nothings. No laughter pre Yoking writer baa ever visited New London or if be haa, the pub'Jc hare never been entertained by a rtes -xiption of the city, and I ?ball cot now attempt it myself; ttlU there are a few objicta that my interest outsiders, as well aa in, which I am prompted to refer to while I hare leisure. New London ban conaidenble wealth? a goiu many people? bat ia not tnllg.itened. It ia one of tboee spots where the ahado# of dtfkt.eea hangs over it at night, rxce.it when the moon vnuchaafea to dispel it? some aay the dukaeaa la owiug tj the existence sf the Know Notiings, who were con ceivtd through tbe imnMcala'.e Bu at line some time rince? others, to tbe large qnaattka of waale oil wbich it annually brought in here, bat aaed other where*? othrn attribute it to old fjgydom, whiah won't appropriate the needfal to lay pipe, and thus int/oduce the gaa ? others to the lack of enVrprise or matag*m*nt on the part of young Amer.ca in not laying pipe to trap the centenarians. Be taia aa it may, tbe c ty baa been eclipsed several dibits, besides a considerable number of feet, daring every ttoonleas night sinoe my recollection; ba; th?r? is r ow and tben a bright sp .t, even whea the sable ca nopy is thrown everus.ai:d p?rhape none more brigit than tbe hoax of Name teg Kjgioe Co., wnete the* bold a levee or aolrie once in two aeeka, aid where their friends and a quaintan jee, ladles ?odg?nUs!!V>n erj n th* cotillon, I. e wsltz, or scbottU:i without It)'* rruption. It ia > ro^er uere to remark that tie Nsm<?ngs are an ind? pen Jest ownyaoy, uwaiua obc of t e flaeet ei.gr ee io N <w Engltr.d, and wheh ?riu bear o-mpartenn with a moet any in t >e Empire City. Dr. F. L. Al.en la foreman, a? he haa always b?en since tbe o-npaay waa organized, revtti j ears ago; and the permanent ext-ta-ne of the company is in part, no d mbt, ovlng to the suV ! a*intlal msuner he diachargee '.he rtu'1?a X ha oflioc, and his aeruog uti i*ar>an quaiiftcatt -ns. The company is compose*! > some ot tb? in ??* active and intelligent vouog men in t'i* city; and t iey a.e proverbUl tt<r neisg *rouod nun t.iere is a flee, and i ever fall to furnish t.hotr full quota of ooM w<??er. There a e Mime among us w o aaaert tn at the ] Nairear.gs have bean kaivn t?i throw the wst?r no biwh ttiatduilng a drought it baa forolared sup plier tor the passing rlr.uis, ti wa'?r tteear-.b , a?ain. (bey have furnished their houee at an ex pens* of twe thousand dollars, and oae ia reminded [ of some Oriental saloon when be stand* ami] the rflTulgenoe < f ligbt aod splandir whnh surrounds him while in its ei achaii balls. I should not umit to notice that their sixth annual hah will take pi toe at A horn Hail, in tbia city, on the 15th ;>roxtin > ? and here allow me to aaggeat that If your reporter can a# atn be with ua. be will flod must to Interest ard ploaae him. ?apropos of Know Nothlnglsm in C>nnectiut, it la hinted in private circiee that " Mam " haa got a loftbold am tg the Yackwa, and will make htms-lf known and felt at the approaching spring eleetion. Be tbia aa it may , tbe deaao ?Uc pwrty will,. It ink. ?taad Arm to tie old platform, neither turning to tbe right or loft, t j coaJoace with lava, or abftreo Sal term expires the 4th of March next, M^ntto bsaoandidate again uadar in circam 22^ & only eandidates of the democratic D*rtv thus far spoaen of to succeed him, are Hon. Soent. White, SrNonrich, and Cant. Ephraim WUj | llama, of Btonbgton ? either of whom would carry with tbem a world of strength. | The City Hall, to ha built of free atone and mar ble and for which the city made a liberal ap propria Our Mexican Corre#poi?d?nc?. Pcibla., Mexioo, Jan. 19, 1866. LHUr from PuM*-Polit*cal Jffairt-Pontion of Santa Anna? Hit Pecuniary DiJfUmUia?Hevoiutionarn Prot vtcti, <tc., <tc. Fatigued aa I an by a night's journey In the stage coach, on what by oourteiy ia here called the road from the capital, I avail the passing courier, who carries the mails for tbe steamship Ortiaha, to drop jou a few lines in order to keep yon au cow rant of the affaire of the land of the Monteaum*". When I left Mexico the polltlaal clrclei were full of the news that General Garland had occupied the I Valley, which fact 1s looked upon by the HtTicAn government as an outrage, and a wilful breaking of the Gadsden treaty. This notion, of course, is entirely absurd; still it suits them, because Mr. Bo& ilia hopes that he can establish thereon a claim to collect forthwith the three mil lions retained in Washington. The first alarm wm ordered to be given by the so callad independent paper*, which, however, under heavy penalties, are not suffered to publish anything disagreeable to the cabinet. Then the official paper took the matter up and joined in the ohorus. . .. . Tls fact is, that Santa Ann* wants money, both to sustain himself in power ant to ottisf y bto own cu | pldity. Our Minister, Mr. Gadsden, who ia suppos- 1 ad to bold the key to those three millions, to no* asain eagerly oouited by?ilr. Bouilla and his con fro es, who, probably, would readily sell some more land if oesh was to be obtained thereby. In faot, It appears that they are wilbng to sell out; but this l:me England to said be t_.e pnrohaser, peibaps with a view to get another foot ?old on into continent as a counter^ owe of toe Mosquito expedi tion It to rumored tnat the peniasula of Yusatan baa been abandoned to her; in compensation there of she will take upon her shoulders the Mexican debt contracted in London. I give you there fasts for what th*y are worth, but I do tope that they are not tone, as such an arrangement would lead to serious mlsunderbtasdlngs between our country and Br stand, if It was only for the vicinity of said pe blnsula to Cuba. Still the rumor is current, and Mr. Portman, of the BiUish legation in Mexico, leaving by the Oiizaba for England, to brought Into ??I bVve^en'sssured thit Mr. E-jcandon, the lead ing financier connected with Santa Anna s govern ment, has anticipated already large amounts on accountof the remaining three millions, which I hope will not be pain In Washington io readily aa he might wish. Tbe many jaat claims ef our citizens against Mexico ought to be settled first. In the h?nds or Santa Anna ti ey would only protra jt bis downra I for Tme months, and would % wasted to ao pur pose but to maintain a pitiful tyranny here, which to getting more vexations and obnoxious everyday, it would be belter to retain the amount as long as possible, because, if paid over, perhaps to a government succeeding the present one, great commercial fasilitles might be obtained thus for our citicis. We want Mexico to ch?n? thoroughly [ her tariff, and to abolish the prohibitory system. I As matters stand now, nearly all American produce sad manufactui es ate prohibited here, which ex eludes, or at least crippWs, the energy of?ur otiaens ertiitlv. This ought to be looked into by our gov errment, as the exchsion of the AmeiWi tnLde sivesan untue itflnenoe to England and Franoe here, which will always endeavor to keep up a spirit of animosity against the United States in this coun try. 11 it was not for this reason, we would have already a short and convenient rou* to California tb It^ppesrf that Santa Anna has been trylog to get ! a forced loan of five mil 'ions from the clergy, but that his fffoitri have failed, they being very willing to share with Mm the govemment and spoils of ths county, but not Ueir wealth. . . Tbe levou iin is going on brtok'y, *nd gains ground. A few days ago^me companlea of SmU Anna's bodyguard were marchea out of mexlop asaiiift Alvsrez, wnow* troops have Dean in the v? cbtty o' Cuemavacn. Government papsrs or course publish dally reports of victories gained over the in in- gents. We are assured that their number is quite ir. significant; still trey aeem to multiply like the heads of the Lernaeau serpent; otberwiss they could not sngtain so frequent reverses. The truth is that most of these official reports are spurious, and that Santa Anua's satelli es have been licked well oo-.a slor ally, although generally these M:xican battles are sufficiently ludicrous affairs. The fear of the revolution baunta the government like a nightmare. Everything Is construed into con spiracy. Mexicans travelling^ the stages, although fi r short distances, and in yuiiuit of lawful transac tions, must be provided with passports now. Con travenes are to be treated aa conspirators against tbe government of his Serene Highness, and to be tried by a court martial. Yon will easily perceive bow harrassing such laws are, and this to only one instance tf the numerous vexations the good people aid neidenta of this country are subjected to by tbe government of the hero ot Angostura and the Jesuitic si clique forming his cabinet. The revolu tionary party, widely spread over the whole coun try, oily wauta an influential leader to carry the victory. Auiu. Our Saint Loala Correapondence. 8t. Louis, Jan- 29, 1855. Mildness of the Winter? Politics tn Illinois and Misscuri? Election of United States Senators Chance $ of General Shitldt- Divisions of his Op ponents ? Santa Ft Mails ? Lcctuies and Theatri. cals, irc-t Although our city ia hemmed is on the northeaat and weat >o closely by deep snows as to check the carriage ot the maila, ve have hardly had enoagh of oold weather to open a prospect ef obtaining a aupply of i e. Nor have we had more than alight sprinkles ol mow. Tue mildness ol' the winter as tonishes the oldeat inhabitant. The Legislatures of Illinois and Kissonri are bath forely pnzzled in the selection of a Sena'or. The Round democrats of the former State will stand by General Shielda to the end of ihe chapter, and those of tbia Btate will atand by Atchison. My lmprea aion, formed after a recent visit to Spring&eld, ia that tfbields will be elected. The odds and ends of tacti< ns, who make np the force* of the opposition ? free soileis, free aoil whigs, Know Nothings, abo litionisis and temperaroe men?have too many bickerings to adjunt fttnoaR themselves to be united against him. In this Btate one of two t lings most cccur: enough of the whigs must vote lor Atchison to elect bim, or enough of the Benton moo most vote for a whig to elect nim The latter will not vote for Doniphan, the prevent whig candidate. Tbey require a man more nearly approximating to od Benton, in bis vie #8 about siaverr. On the other band, it is aaid tuat Southern whigs will not support such a man as the B>nt?nltes require, bun will preier Atcbieou. Certainly the proepect at prevent is decidedly favorable to "Old Davy," as ha t? tonClj called by "the b'noys.'' Tbere wss a mail at Independent* some days ago from Panta FV, but it brought no news of much importsnce. Owing to tie sparc<ty ot the military, the Indian* ate makttg continual inroads, and cummitMnp robbtries and depredations with out mmbt-r. The worst tribes are the Jaoariilaa, the Uto' a aid the Apaches. The Moailia valley baa e.re this been taken posaoaaloa of by General Garland. Wt> h ve nothiag local of much intareet. The Rev. I)r. Co* is lecturing be'o-e tbe Mercantile Aa ?o3iat.cn upon the ns?s of biatorv, and is attracting litel igei t ar.d attentive audiences. Tn? only theatre o^er Is the People's, and only ?n>b tbu ge a-e exhibited aa would auit tbe subtc rauCiiia of jotir ? itv. Pr?fe?eor Spencer has jnst closed a s*ri? of le> fnrea and bloloei al ?iper roenta, and haa cured a large l nmher of persons of the folly of tbe apHiual I uniting. H. EMAhCirATTOO Sl.AVES IN Tuxs? A Lmal Ovimow.? TWe u?l?e?too in) ion notioa* ao important declalon of the Suf?rac Court of Tea at, at the lata terai in TjIt county, mvolvii g tbe qu*at'on of eminci ?la*ee la Texaa. The Cirtltan aayv? ' lha eaaa arote in llarriaon county under the will of William T. Veatherahj. in which he provided that three alavee ahould be freed with tbe proviso 'h?t hia executrix (Vre. Pherrad. bia alater,) annul 1 (end them to a free 8tat? or to I.Iberia Atcr hU death hit helra at law ?ued for tbe ela?r?, oa tbe plea that noder tie oon.titu t irn a ad lawaof Texae the? roul.l ant he ameooipated. The fleadinga are foil end refer t.i maor a :thor tiee; but th? onrt. after an elaborate renew of tlta whole gtonnd, aad referenet-e to tbe decin'on* of Teaaeetee. Miteiaaippi. South Carolina and Alabama, onheaitatiDgly decide! that ?k? will ?ae a (rood and ralld one taat. aa the . la rea wera to be aeet oat of the State, the rlauee gtring then mater ke , did ant take e(1e?t till they were be Ioad tbe (Mate, and therefore competent to take aa enrflriartea Tbe oh)act of tbe raatrictioaa waa to pre ?cat flrta aeavaea from rental Mag (a the State, aot to ptoMbH their eVaneiprtiea aadaaauwai <at ot it. The raae aettlea tbia oae great principle of ability to amaae! pats, by tending the aegroet oat of tbe Htate Iwi fro at Ten*. OCB BB0WWVT1LLB OOBMBrOHDBtC*. Bbovmtiub, Tbm, Jan. M, 1>M: Santa Anta and the Hiepano- A elect ? Propoted Trwufw to the United Statu? Ammtmmta tf the People at Sierra Made* ? Progrme cf the Revolutionary Xlement ?Military Movement*? A Aew Steamer? Health ami Trade Report? No Know Notkingi. Matter* continue void of any particular Interest on tkli dividing 11m brtrntn the free citisen* of then United State* and the subject of hie Serene Hi?hneei. The current rumor that 1* now causing eone (pecula tion among the Hlapaao- Altec resident* . between the Siena Madre and the Gulf of Mexioo, la that Santa Anna'* duly comminioned and empowered hireling* la Washington are fully authorized to make a transfer to the American government of all the country between

the Gulf and the Sierra 11a die. The meaaure la morti fying to their vanity and self-lore ; yet many of the more Influential among them, swayed by the powerful instinct of self-preeerration, would prefer even this measure, however humiliating, to the suffering of the iron despot ism under which they whine and so abjeetly bend the neck. In the meantime, however, they seem determined to drown in a whirlwind of excitement all recollect.on of their lost liberty. Bull baiting, cock fighting, the thea tre, balls, musical entertainments, religious proeeeslons, card playing, the shooting now and then of some one by virtue of the verdict of a military commies ion; and last, but not least, the slopement every week of some one of the officer* in liatamoras with a young lady, under pre texts of marrying her, as also the retention persecution of any one who doubts Santa's Anna's immaculacy, aie the order of the day It Is, of course, policv in their taak-maaters to encou rage tliem in this maddening career of dissipation, and thus deprive them of ail time for reflection, even if they bad sense enough to reflect and but for a moment feel the dignity of men. Seldom has any country been no completely debased by the policy of any one man as Mexico now is under Santa Anna's despotism, and this man has only exemplified what immenso mischief can be done by one single pernon ef a corrupt soul and body, W&CB a full chance Is given him to bring into full play all the fostin'te of a demoniac nature. The state of siege the department of Tamaulipaa was in, was raised some days ago by a special bando or mu nicipal edict, and this would indicate that the govern ment has no further apprehension of a revolutionary movement in that section of the country. The feeling of rebellion continues to betray itself in Zacatecas ana Fan Luis Potoei, which, aocounte for ths recent movements of troope from liatamoras for Ciudftd Victoria and other places in the neighborhood of the places disaffected. General Crua, who was Woll'a aecond in command at Matamoras, and the same one who waa in August of last year to soundly thrasted by the federaliata iu the neighborhood of that city, left that place aome three days ago for Saltillo, to which place he goea as civil and military governor ?f Coahuila. The new and fine packet ateamer Ranchero arrived some four daya ago from Pittsburg, and will henceforth ply the waters of the noble river between thia city and ibe settlements above. She speaks highly for the ener gy and enterprise of her gentlemanly owners. Our city Is completely restored to its usual healthy state, and continues steadily to Improve in morals, reli gion. politics anl temperance, with other societies, in cluding the Order of the Lone Star of the West. All we need now is the orgaaiution of a Know Nothing l<o<lge, in order not to be behind the progreasive spirit of the age. The trade and commerce between this place and our ?'amiable" neighbors continue comparatively dull, al t Lough I have lately noticed the arrival of large sums of money from the interior of Mexieo, belonging to private individuals, and all of which will And its way to New Orleans, and other cities in the North. RIO BKAVO. TBI BATTLE WITH TH1 INDIANA. The Galveston Unci of the 28th uit gives us the fol lowing additional intelligence concerning the brash be tween the Rangers and Indians: We learn from a hurried note, written by one of the young men belonging to Captain Travis's Company, that a few days since our Rangers, and a portion of the United States troops, commanded by Oantain Elliot, had an adventure with about twenty Mexicans and nine Indians, of whloh we have been able to gather the fol lowing particulars : Near a place call live Oak Springs, on the Pecos river, the advanced guard came upon a party of twenty Mexicans and nice Indians. As the troops approaehed them, the Indians fled, followed by tome of the Mexicans. The guard fired, killing one Mexican and wouading several others of both patties. The Mexicsns were all captured, but were spared upon their protestations of friendship and assertions that the Indians were not of their party, but had intruded them selves into their camp against their wishes, and perhaps with torn* hostile design against them. The Indians Bwam the I'ecos and hid in the chapperel and grass. Csptain Travis'a company followed in hot pursuit, and anrrounded the chapperel as well as their numbers and the nature of the ground permitted. Ibey could d s cover Lothing until they fired the grass, which started two Indiana from the covert, both of whom were hilled; one of them was shot in attempting to swim tBe Pecos. Several mulei were captured and a small girl 9 or 10 Tears old was taken prisoner. The com maud was in fine condition, and camped about 160 milts on this side of Fort Davis. Mexico on the Rio Grande. [From the Uru tnsville l'lag, Jan. 13.] Curing the paat few days we have heard many stirring rumors of affairs tranapiriug with our neighbors, which news is said to bo reliable, and which we give as it reaches us, merely stating that aa we have not "seen the documents" we infer that they need confirmation. It is slated, then, to be well known in Matamoras that the ci<y of Victoria, in the adjoining State of Tamtulipaa, has again pronounced in favor of Alvarez's plan, and ' hat this time the garriaon stationed there had joined the movement The major part of the forco at Mara moras, it is said, are now under marehlng orders for the scene of excitement. Another rumor has it that the cities of Vera Crut and Jatapa had rebelled and raised the Alvares standard; that Gen. Peres, the commandant of the defartment of Vera Crui, had been asaaasinated in his room. And yet further accounts stato that Santa Anna hsd retired from the Presidency Into the shades of Erivate life, and was now rusticating on one of his aciendas, having left Gen Vega In the temporary man agemeat of the affairs of government. From the unsettled state of that country it Is quite probable that all these reports may turn out to be true, it is, we opine, utterly impossible for Santa Anna, with all his known chicanery and artfulness, to maintain himself much longer against the heavy tide of discon tent now setting in against him. His fsll il Infallibly written on the tablet* of fate. When that fall will come ii a matter of time only, The fire In Galneavllle, Ala. ? OCB THOUSAND BALIS Or COTTON DJUTROYKD? NINETEEN BUILDINGS BITUflD. From a private Utter received in thii city from Gainesville, aad, also, from memoranda attached to the maaifeat of the Atile, which arrived here yesterday, we lfam that a fire occurred in the above named town on luesday last, which occasioned an immense loaa of property. The fire appear* to have had it* origin in the office of A. A. Winston, whence tt spread and destroyed nineteen buildings and about four thousand bales ot cotton ? principally stored in the warehouses of MoMahon and Childress, which were among the buildings consumed. Several dry goods stores were bnrnt, as also the Post Office, O'Neill ? livery stabls and Windham's saloon, over which was the Masonic Hall. Among the losers *re said to be tbe firms of Mole fz Bogie, Kix, Kendall k Co. and Roberta & Co. The intelligence brought by the Atile is to tbe effect, that a messenger had arrived at I>emopolit. from Gainesville, on-Thureday, with tbe in telligence in substance as above. We hope that subieqneut accounts may show this re port to have been exaggerated, as may have been the case from the indirect manner in whioh the Intelligence Is received. ? Mobile JiegttUr, Jan. 2S [Correspondence of the Mobile Ilaily Advertiser.] Oii.HSKTii.i l, Ala . Jan. 24, 1855. Twenty-/ Str Building* and Over Two Thoutana Bait* of Cotton Burned ? Kitimated Lot s 9100,000. A very destructive fire occurred here yesterday, by whirh two thlrdi ot tbe business part of our town is in ashes. 1 h" fire broke out iu a small tenement own d by L M Scott, Esq., nesr Childresa's red warehouse. By great efforts this warehouse, containng some twenty five hundred bales of cottoo, was saved. The wind driving tbe flames in a northeastern course, Windham's store, Alexander saddlery shop sad two other buildings, were soon conramed lie next building was occupied by the Independent newspaper, and being one bundled feet dia taut, it was hoped tbe fltines might be arrested, but tbe wind soon swept the flames to the building, and from thence It soon spread to J. Me calf's office, R. A. Mere dith's office. Gill's shop, Kll O'Neal's liver/ utable, the Mississippi Hotel, Soule ft Bogle's store, A H. Harris's, C. M kt. ? Robert s's, I). W Clark's, Judge Reave'* office, 8 A. Van DeGraeff'e, J. A. MinnieeU's and Jon. Bliss's. Including all tbe intermediate building*, Chil dless'* warehouse, back of Houle & Iktgle'a, and C. J NcMahon'*, in the rear of A H Harris's, next A W. McMahon'a store. By blowing up J Rliss's offiee and teerixg down Wbltsett'* and l)r. Hraekett's office, the flame* were prevented from spreading to the American Hotel, sad hlcMshnn's new warehouse, filled with 4,(N0bft'e* of cotton. Twenty five building* are can sumeri. and about 51, '.00 bales of cotton, all value<l at aboet Ht0.000. Judje Heaves, Soul* It Rogle and Eli O'Neal had thfir buildings insured; and I think rioule Ji Bogle's and C. M. ft J. i. Robert'* loaa of good* la eoveied by insurance. Man; insurance policies ex Kir'd dur ng the week". It Is thought tliat only sixteen sle* of cotton burnt were insured. The lose generally falls upon small plaster*, though we have heart of two lot* lost? W. O. Winston, 33, and J. Bsawni**, 60 hales. Bicom!k? ( oirtebie*.? On the night of Dee. 23, aays tie New Orleans Pieayvne of the !!0th ult , a* < aptaln Luc**, of tbe steamship Daniel Webster, was bringing his vessel out of tbe harlior of Baa Jnan. or Ureytown, ?n his way to this port, he observed the British ship of wer Vestal, wh ch was endeavoring to get tossa, placed in axtieme peril by the waat of wind to take her out of tbe roadstead. Whereupon be delayed liia passage, and offered to the Commodore, Henderson, to render him any assistance be might need. The fol lowing an 'ograph letter of the (ommodore was handed to Captain l.ocaa upon his return to Aan Juau. We publish it, in pleasing testimony of that amenity we are ever happy to ?<e between the citi/en* and official* of the mother and daughter countries ? H. B. M snir rnaaruirr. ) AtGreytown, I?ec. 24, 1SJ4. J PIrwl take the earliest opportunity to express te vou mv high sense of your diaiaterestel kindness, in having, on the night of the 21M Inst., anchored your shin for the pwrvose ef assisting H. B. Majesty 's ship Vestal from her pen. out position at the entrance of Greytowa harbor, when the strength of the current prevented her rrom taking advantage of joar good intentions. JJF *? *?" SrifaPiJlBttifttr (apt. Lrraf, itea?*hip Daniel Webster. ^nu* ?? ? CaUioUm mt Inr Urn Wi-* **Umt (UM IW. Nav Hato, Feb. 6, 186*. TO THM XDITOB Of Til low TOM HBiLD. ta jh> ima, of th. 80th ult. you have publish* ewUln resolution. Mid to have been adopted at ? meet ?f th* "0?na*n Roman Catholic*" of New Hav*a. "0t Witmt# 10 the correction which Joitiee demand*, when I make knows to yon that t ill nothing else than a hypocritical trick to Injur. u* in the estimation of our fellow-Catholic*. Th# ae oompanyinf relatione, a* publl.hed in the Now Haven wbUh wmt ?*>pt*l by the Cathie G?r "!Uin' ? ">"ting of the Catholic German* of Now Haven, the following pre amble and resolution* were unanimously adopted-? SSSg&jgge fedlng?aid rowlution* bebg^ftodTa made up of om Jew, one Protestant, and one^?h<Tl..lr llcly professes bimielf to be an inti lei, bellevLnJ^l ?h" gion "a humbug," and adopted bv a tame dais of men: Therefor*! 7 a*tUa' ot tho Resolved, lhat we Catholic* deny having anv nart in ihe proeWlngs; that we denounce the stateieitTmJE wicked *nd '"jarious to us: more like His blood be upon us and upon our children " than th. ?entimrnt* of true Catholies. We deinia* ?k? i,I? j ro ?:nWD,f "j1 ?r ^ "^who pw^^c^j Roman Catholic for an evil purpose. nimseu ??a " Resolved, That we hail Rev Ifr a_ mongus with joy and gratitude; tut MsIiod 0*Rem? S-HSSr" *nm uum,, , J0a?'u Job* JuTT, ... __ , Friouick Thiuko, ie* President*. Gahpkm Fins, Christian Gergkn, Setretary. The upshot of the Termor resolutions was thla: Bishop O'Reilly *ent a pri.rt to take c^.rge ,f the German Ca tholics of this city, about two hundred in number. The Germs n Jews s.d lofldels, who are trying to establish a *oc e y which would acknowledge no other God than na tadl^T k They saw the projected society nriJ.t r surmised to oppo*e the rnmrnmm CHRISTIAN 0 ERG AN, Secnttrj, a mn ? Mlttcsl Int*lllg?no?. I0PL* s (aboli*ionibt8) oomromoH in n*w ?AMFBHIKK. A convention is rallsd in the Second Congressional tt litVfS: Hln,p4h,M t? ? Manc^st on the 3th of February, for the purpose of selecting a can A^Sl. 4 4*w ***** *UU? B0UM of ^*oresentative? Of me^ofJu Kfi? to be composed SsSSw#S sst.teaa?.S?' r-r- ?s more than bondage, aud right ratb^thSn wrong'"^0" KKOW NOTHING CANDIDATE FOB Q0VIRN0K OF ?IRSINIA. It i* rumored that the Know Nothing candidate for Btr^r J,rfitU ^ Wm c'Zs^J. F Rives' dim wa**pw?nted h"*?!? "vi nomi,,,,tlon. Mr. the CJuHnnati convention a.^^dT^U for the''^* AKOTHM KNOW =0MCriDAX. KOR TH, CHV> commend* the candidal fw l ' ?f AUbaml- " the Know Nothing y*rj nun toleaU the groat 'iTuTo' 'iJ'"/ Stnith '? the ?ueresa." native American family to INOW NOTHINOIMf IN THK LOUISIANA LEOISLATt'RK' A resolution ban been introduco<l in the Hou?e of Re pre^nlative. of Louisiana, intruding and ZuL^ theV ZVt?'Vru K^tu" " C0B're,,,, ? er*"Bg ?" U"' -thoK^to^o^f^ fu^MOTH,NG8,TK THK 4MAN8A8 "OWLATURB. m?be?. :fTnr,,iablf "th0r,ty' that out of the 9" KnTw ^.M I""* lrk""' ^Uture, 73 are Know Kbthioft. Tbi?, too, U B?id to bo thm withstanding the majority bv wblph lfp u 1 tions condemning the or' *r ?, L??H fu0n ' J**0111 body The Know Nothing, tta JCSS^SS^ voted for these re.olutionS iimply Cau^ th?T 'V'j ???23!?z' s. i?s?? I ?K,5'rs.is;r?lr.jrars5,^rsx- "? Slutting on the Schuylkill. A BtTROTHKD PAIR DROWN1D. [Krom the 1'enusylvanie Inquirer, Feb. I.] On Saturday afternoon, while hundred! of persona were participating in and enjoying the exhilarating "port of akatiegand sliding on the ice ia the river Schuylkill, a calamity occurred which will long be remembered by many. Two neraons, a young lade scarce out of her "term," and a young gentleman of much promlae, who went on the iee about two o'clock with a gentleman and two other ladies, w*re drowned before they had paaaed an hour on its glaany surface. How this little eircle of friend" "pent the early moments of their visit to the Schuylkill we are not advised, bat presume the time was parsed gaily and pleasantly, as they mingled in the ctowd which kept between Girard avenue bridge and Fairmount. A snort time before the dreadful calamity occurred, Mr. Samuel A. Shinn, the yonng man drewned, it is alleged, was warned not tn venture on the ice above the brirge, from the lupposition that it was not solid enough. Regardleaa of tlie warning, he ventured, and when opposite the Sweet Briar Mansion, some two hun dred yards above Girard avenue bridge, with Miss Elii* Russell, whom he was pulling and pushing sbout on the ise on a chair, the twain went headlong into a large air hole. At this awful moment the remainder of the party were fome diatance behind, and as Ihey rushed to the spot where they were so buriiedly uthered into eternity, a sister of Miss Russell, noticing them, gave the alarm. This attrscted Mr. John Nells and several other work men in the quarries close by the bridge, who immediate ly ran. bnt could render no assistance until a boat was procured from below the bri lge In the meanwhile (about twenty-five minutes) the unfortonate young lady and gentleman were struggling for their Uvea W b*n the men in the boat reached Mist Ruesell she wa? floating on the water with her face downwards. Her clothing prevented her from sinking. Mr. Shinn sank helore the boat could bo brought to his assistance . Miss Russell was in the water lull half an hour, and Mr. Shinn nearly three-quarters of an hour. At the instant the lady was picked up, some of tbe men in the boat thought they observed eigne of life, while others sup posed 11 e waa extinct. However, she was carried up to tbe residence of Wlliam 8. Torr, (known aa Sweet Briar Mansion), where Everything was done to save her by l'r. Gallagher and another physician, aa well as by the members of Mr Torr's fstntly; but the united efforts proved fruitless? she was either dead betnre being taken Irom the water, or tlse w?e so maeh chilled that she . died before reaching Sweet Briar Msnsion. The body of Mr. Shinn was found lying on the bottom of the river, about ten feet from the surface. Bis re mans were also taken to Mr Torr's bouse, wh< re tlie ' corpses were laid side bl aide. Soon aft-r they were pro ! ptrly covered and removed to th* boii<es ef the unfor tunate deceased. Tbe sister of Miss Russell, who ac companied the party, was present when the bodies were taken 1o the house before <*eslgnat??], and so much over come waa she by the terrible calamity, that she fainted away and was i,ulte 111 during the dev. The brother of Mr. Bbinn was mere also, and evinced the greatest dla trem at bit sudden and unexpected bereavement. Mr. Samuel Shinn waa 16 years of age, and Misa Rua sell nearly 20. Mr Shinn was a druggist, and tha son of i Mr. Farl Shinn, leslilln^ at No. 130 l'ine street Mist Rusaell resided with a sitter, Mrs. Smith, at the north esstccruer of Rroad and Spruce streets: In the tame builditg Mr. Sbinn had hit drug atore. Before tbe bo dies w?te convey*! to the late hoae of th? deceased, a gentleman known to tbe families conveyed tbe startling intelligence of tbe "hocking catastrophe. The feelings of the friends can scarcely be realised. Mr. Shinn and Misa Kussell were <npaged to be married In a few wteka. In tbe evtninn Coroner Pelavan held Inquests on tbe bodies, wb< n verdict* were rendered in acoordan* wltb tie facta as related At tbe t me of tbe calamity there were bat few mem ber* ?r the i'hualelphla Hkatiag Club on the ioe, and they were tome distance below the bridge. They were provided with corde. reels and ladders, and liad the acci dent happened In sight of either of the member* it it piibabie no livet woo id have been lott. Since the orgtniuti?n af the club, not a tingle life baa been lott Where anv of its membert were prstent. While the men were endeavoring to get the bodiet out of the eater, Mr JoLn A Neff fell Into tha airhole. He tr.ccee^ed in getting ovt without any other injury than a " cold hath?' He wts alto taken to tbe Sweet Briar MsBiiun and supplied with dry elotlkiag. A lad earned J a fob Janet broke through tbe ioe on Fritlgy, atid waa retcued with dlfleelty by ^uibsrs of tbe FkaVng Club. Court at OMHrtl Beaalona. Before Boa. Judge Stuart. < Feb. i.?Orwmd Larcmy.? Thomas Eastwood *u put upon his trial for stealisig a groat ooat and two o hecks, for I tOO a ad ?8U, respectively, the property of Th?Ui 17. Thorky. From the evidence la tha mm, It appsaiod that on the 6th day of December last tha eomplalaant, being la Faulkner'* aalooa, la Howard (treat, aaar Broadway, took off hi* overcoat, aad throw H on a chair, Tho chocki, ho said, were la tho pookot of tho eoat, Tho pri toner waa In tha room, and la a abort Una vanished with tba eoat, accenting to hi* own confeaaion, but, la add reuing the jury, ho aaoortod that he did ao under a mistaken impression of tho law of dmhmn aad tuun, beiag partly iatozicatod at tho time. Tho jary found a verdict of potty larceny only, not bellorlac that tha value of the check*, or tho fart that thoy won ?tolea, were sufflclently proved. In sentencing tha prlaoaer? an old offender? hU hoaor laid that ho felt It hi* duty to give him aa aevere a punishment aa poaaible, under tbe circumstances, and aeatoaeed him to aix month* in the penitential/. Xbi Prisoner, with much effrontery? They said I'd bo convicted if I was tried before you. Thb Judge? Thoy eaid right (Laughter. ) Grand Larceny.? Eugene Riley waa indicted for steal ing eeven gold chain* of the value of 9180, from tho etore of Tiffanv, Young k Co., Jeweller*, Broadway, oa the 2?th of October, 1862. Clerk* la the eatabliahment proved that late in the afternoon of thla day tho prison *r eame into the atore and aaked to mo the chain*, and that immedia tely after be left they wore mined. There being much doubt in the caae, the jury found a verdict of not guilty. Before dismissing tho prisoner, the Judgo aaid?" Riley, a more notorious thief than you are doM not exist in Mew York. My advice to yoa la, to leave the city at once." Prisoner.? I'd go right out of the city now, if any man would give m? (10. No man In thla court room would give me employment Judge.? No man ought to give you employment ; no one caa trust you. You are even beyond sympathy. Now go. Waiting Counterfeit Hone y ? The evidence for the pro secution in till* case established that, on tho 3d day of January last Mica Shepherd, the prisoner. in oompany with another, went into the store of Alfred Jarard. to bacco manufacturer. '206 Rivlngton street^ and bought a small quantity of t0>>?cco, giving lor the same a five dollar bill on the Pboenlr Hank . Westerlev, R. I. The bill was suteequentlv discovered to bo a forgery. Mr. Spencer, for tbe defence, contended that there waa no evidence to show that the bill passed on Jarard was the one produced at the trial ; that the identity of the pri soner waa not established, and that she did not know the note was counterfeit. The jury had not agreed in thi* ease at a l*te hour. Tba Cou: t then adjourned. Marrlago of tbe Lord Blahop off It ova Scotia, The marriage of the Kight Rev. Hibbert Binney, D.I)., Lord hirix p>ot Nova Scotia, with Mary, second daughter of the Hori. Mi. Juitlc Bliss, fcenior i'uisne Judge of tho Supreme ' our t of this 1'rovinca, says the Halifax Church Timet , was solemnized in St. 1'anl'a Cathedral on Thurs day, the 4th instant, by tbe Right Rev. Ed ward Field, I). I)., Lor 1 Bishop of Newfoundland, assisted by tha Yen Robert Willi*, D.D., Arihdeacon of Nova Scotia. Tha apacleus church wa* crowded in every part by a re spectable congregation, who evinced tba most intense interest in the entire proceedings. Shortly after tea o'clock, the aorth door of St. Paul'* wa* thrown open to the public, while the south doors ware kept close for the reception oi the guests, for whoso accommodation* tbe pews on eacb tide of tbe middle aisle were reserved. The interior of the church wa* suitably decorated with the banners of Ft. George's Society, waving around the chanctl, with app-opriate device*, representing tho arms of tbe two familiea of Binney and Bliss, while the por*li of tbe church was tastefully fltted, and ornamented with various flags, which were displayed with imposing effect. St. Luke's Chapel of Ease * f.s also gaily decorated for the occasion, with it* flags aad banners streaming from tbe tower of tha church At the appointed hour, a quarter before twelve, both parties arrived at the churcn at tha *ama moment ? tli* bride a' tended by four young ladle*, and the l.ri'iegroam by four young gentlemen? all of wh'mi took their places outside the chancel rails, in froat of the holy table, when the Bishop of Newfoundland' commenced with tbe ' form of Solemnisation of Mat rimony," aid proceeded through the whole servloe with out any omi-sion. tlie ?7tb Psalm being chanted in its proper place by the choir,, snd the concluding exhorta tion being read by the Archdeacon Tbe chancel wa* also occupied by the Rev K A. C. Bay ley, Chaplain of the Bishop of Newfoundland, and tbe Rev. W. Bullock snd Rev. ?. Maturin, attired In their of the sari the P~l, and carriages of all descriptions velMM railing incessantly along the streets from tho church to the stately mansion of Judge Bli*s, where a sumptuous en tertainment was provided lor the wedding guests, who numbered about one hundred and eighty persona, in cluding sixteen clergymen and a fair representation of the laity, and especially of the ladle* of Nova Scotia. At an early atage in the proceedings of tha banquet, the health af the Rigbt Rev. IlrMeRroom aad his beaatifu! bride waa proposed by flirt Excellency, Sir Gas pard l a Marnhant, to which hie Lordship replied in ap propriate terms, in the course of which Be referred to a recent precedrat for tbe marriege of a bishop in tba ease ?f tie late Bishop of Salisbury, who entered into the "holy estate of matrimony" after hie consecration to the Fpisuopal office. The honorable the Chief Juatiee, proposed the health of the Bishop of Newfoundland, with a warm recommendation to hta Lordahip to imitate the example af our worthy Bishop on this oecaaion. Hie I.ordsbip stated. In reply, that ha waa not lnaenaible to tbe ehuraia of connubial bliaa, or to the attractions of the fa r sex by whom be waa surrounded- butattheaame time he expla nod the difference in the situation of him eelf and his dicceas from that of bis brother Bishop of Nova Scotia, and vindicated bia motlvea in preferring a life of a>ngle blessed nesa for blmielf. Tha toast of ''the Bridesmaids" was responded to in an eloquent and hu moron a (peech by the Rev. R H. Bullock, and that o ' " the ttroomtmen" was acknowledged in a very feeling and satisfactory address by Edward Binney, Esq., the senior member of that body Several other toasts ware alio giren and replied to before the convivial party left the tab<e, and at half-past two o'clock the happy pair left the town for Sacsville, on their way to mndaor, where they Intend to remain a few days. The Balloon Attention of MIm BraClcjr at EmIm, Pa. HER OWN ACCOUNT OF HIS l'KRILOPB BITUATION. [From the Kaaton C*an*r, Feb. 3.} On 7b ur? ? j morning a week ago the cittern of Eaatoa and virinity wei* gratiaed with a fl?w of on* of the floe* t wotDMona of a balloon, perhaps, ever enjoyed by an; other community Mia* Luereti* Bradley made a balloon wwntlon from tbia hoii>ugb on Thursday a week ago tb* an code 4 from Centre aq< ara, where a large arowd of people had collected duriag the morning, from tli* town and neigh boring courtry. Tb* day van clear and cold, and ta* balloon aecem'ed perpendicularly to a height of nor* tban two mllea . when It took a southerly direction, and to the ?reat b*rror of the -pectatora, a quantity or gaa war aeen to eacape from the top of the balloon, whan it Tiered, ana made a sudden de-rent of from on* handr*d to two hundred feet. A parachute waa. however, formed againat the r.etwork cf the balloon, which conveyed her lately to the earth, and she landed In a larg* Beld about tbiee milei from Faaton, in the Htat* of New Jeraay. The aght to the crowd below waa fearful, and tb* ?ua penie until ber sere arrival in tows exceedingly great The following in M ai BradUy'a deacriptlon or tM voy age. which we copy from the BeuUrn Wkig ? I roi-e with perf?c' calmn**a and gr*at velocity to a height of over two milea. my whole fetllnga being thoa* ol inrteat/ibabl* tranquility and gr* tided delight. Ther* waa no perceptible br?eae natll I reached th* higheat C>lnt of my voyage, directly over a bend of th* 0* ware. when four heavy current* atruck my balloon on all a>d*a with equal forr*. Finding th* balloon full, I tpened the valve three timea in ance*Mion, and whl)* letting oil the gaa aa faat a a 1 could, (th* balloon at th* ?ame time rapidly emptying lta*lf from the mouth,) a very etrong under current forciog up into th* BKiath of the baler n. eauaed a roaring like th* oc*an In a heavy itoini, followed by a not-* like the discharge of a can nnn and a sudden fall ot abont a hundred f*et. I then looked up and aaw my balloon all ahattered, with th* exception of two piece*? one b*ing abont on* eighth the alte ol the balloon- formed a parachute in th* top of tbe net work, and the other a aall at th* aide, and bore me off eastward. Th* wind rocked the ear violently at the tim' , and for ten minut** succeeding Knowing my situation, I had no feeling of fright or anxltty what ever. M tranquilly trust'ng in that fame Almighty Power 1 ever loved to trn*t, 1 prepared myaelf la the boat poaaibl* manner 1 ecu Id (or my deiont, believing I ahould lan I a a f ? ly . I threw out myeand and grappling i ron, plaeed m\ sell Dimly in the car In an upright poaition, my handa extended, claapii g tl e hnnrle- on each aide I dellh*rate ly looked on all sides and admired th* indeacribabl* grarileur ard heeuty of tbe a<?ne. I apent ten minuta* in ?lng>ng a ??.ng of pra'ae to the creator of sueh a weal ol lea ill} and arbl.roe grandeur Rapidly derending. I landedVafelv. but with great fore*, In the oentr* of a larg* clever feld in Htlll Valley, N*w Jersey. four mil** fr"en Faaton at half past tl??eu o'clock A. M., hav.n^ bena up Ju?t ball an hour. tw. nty minutes of which waa after the bma'ing of the Salli on Ml?a I'raoler la from New !>>ndon, Connect cut, and not from Tbilai i l| b a, a- alated la th* papera which nave Both p'i h -i a*' er aion It waa ber Drat adventure of th* kiad and ?hr evhibit*<' a nerve and eelf poaaeaaion not often found in her e?x A'.tHoufh not one of th* ar>at >eavt''ul wl,?n . n terra firm v it waa remark sd hy many that when she eut tl>* ro|>e, dres?e<l aa aha waa in her Hppodioroe matume. with a French crown cap. whit* featl er, end ? ncirrlee! with a wreath of green and whit* flowi ra abe looked like a lairy. Maim Stat* Prifon. We I ears that 42 orm vlcta ?eie received during tha year, 14 diacbarrad by expiration ot aenenie end fi pardoned, leaving VI in the inatitul on on the latof I laat pait. Of theae U con victe, L<i were employed in nhoemaking, 17 in th* lime qaarry. IT aa aheelwrtgbti. II 1b tha amith'a abop. 3 aa taiiore and the ha'ance aa rook a waters, washer*. Ae. Two only were n aill'ery -on fine meat Th* crlra** for wild, tl ey wire committed were ? for laremy. IT; mar der. 4 eentetee rominuted); manalaughter, 4; arson. 4: bu'g'ar) 4: forgery, J; rape, 8; adult*ry, V;att*mp* to rav eh, 4; atteni|tto kill, 1 , embeatteuaent, 1; fob bing tbe mail. 1; breaking jail, 1. maiming. 1; raceiv ire ati ten *<oda, 1. The .Lola namber of roavteta rece.v*d alno* 1A34 ha* been 1 .1*1, of wb?m 1M have bwn pardoned out ? only dl'd n prla..B, 4 r*ua?v*<l to laaaaa Ho*pi al ? eacii-d and not r.tak.n, l .ll^harg^t oa wrtt Terror, and >04 din barged on expiration of a*nt*a*a ? Co%trur, . * _ c? ivn lifiKiuTtD w Ohio#? Two .?* tatJJ aent from Hiebmrnd. Va., la charge of a jr jm.rn o.7hat plena d..t.-?l for ?ere I* ?o by way ef th* Oba river, hat Mlag It i no* neeiffa ble they took tha Ohio ?latral Railtwad, '*t**^ Ug to tme* th* Stat, of Ohio Aa the trala at Cuer?a*y, by whl ch tb IJ ?" enongh f*r a writ to ha laeaad.aad ^ taken freai Grabam'e keeping. Th* *oart befor* wlicK they w*ra taken laa let Vbem free