Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 17, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 17, 1855 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 6838. MORNING EDITION? THURSDAY, MAY IT, 1855. PRICfl TWO CENTS. THE CAPTURE OF BAKER the WAY in WHICH B\KSB E3CA.PED. XlUr retitntungfrom Stanwix Ha?l. ontbe m*mor<bW ,.bt 0f th. massacre, Bik.r hastened, with the assist a nee of a Mend, to tbe house of Johnny Lynf, corner of Broadway and Canal street. Hers he wa. attended by a pbysinlsn. who probed hi* wounds aad proroun??i ),jm out of danger and lit for trailing. While Baker's aeccmpUce was arrested at I.yog's place at tbree o'clock ia the mere in?, the alleged principal was parm?tted tore m?'n In tbe house until daybreak, when he lef* tbe pre mies uECbhtrncted ; and by a run those policemen wto w?e really In earnest about iU arrest of Baker wire drawn off. and the offender permitted to escape, first bavin; been disguised In the coat of oneoi th.) party. It le all*g*d that he depsrted from lyng's p'v:e ??'*? with CcLoctlaoan Kerrigan, I'sniel Unn, one of -he Eighth w aid po le* detailed at th* Mayor's office, Har yej -j cuog *rd Geo Burnt; also that th* p*rty went up Caral street to Centre, up Centre to Walker, up Walker to the Bore.y, and up the Bowery to Third avenue, and from theme to a public house at Macomb 'a Uam, wh?e Bak er wa s concealed for that day . g On tbe second night after he arrived at Mac imV Dam, Baker wa* taken a-vay In a close carriage, and brought hack to this city sgaio; he stooped th it nrnrht Bt the tiotiee of one Brafly, ia EUiaheth stroet, botii* friends, becoming alarmed for bis safety, h*d hl.n removed to a bouse in Wooster str'et. Here tha fugitive remain ed for a few day!, until due preparations had b?n made by his fr'eads for hU final departure from th* city. A meeting of his friends took p ace, and it wae resolved to present Baker with a purse to defray hU expanse*, which of course would not ba light. A Tal-ft pair of w bilkers and moustache were pro:ured, and everything that could be done to avoid arrest was promptly exe cuted A milk wagon, with cans, itc , plaoed in it, wan convey e". iron. Jersey City, as it was tbeir iuteuUiu to tmuggle Caier across to Jersey as a milkman. Aciord jrgly, everything being in preparation, on the night of Tuesday, ths 6th March, Bsker was conveyed to Jersey Citv, by a well known fcvery sUble proprietor la that city, who cwned the wsgon and Invented th* plan to further Baler's escape. Crossing over the f eery, the fugitive ran taken to the livery stable* of the raw who accompanied him, where he wis conceilel for that day and nigh*. The next day he wa. cinveyed to the house of the foreman of the livery stabies, where be remained but a short time ; the In mates becoming alarmed at his prasence, he was obliged to move still farther. Tbe man who brought Baker to Jersey City procured his admittance into the house of another friend of his, residing in the suburbs of the town. Here Baker took up his quarters during the brief tim<\ tbat was allowed him to stay in the coun try. While here be was visited by his friends from New Yorls on several oscasi jns, who consoled him, and bade him be of good cheer, as arrangements were being perfected for his immediate removal from tbe United States. The wounds thit he received la the ailray at ttajxwlx HaU became somewhat troublesome and painful, particularly the one In his abdomen, wilch swelled alarmingly, so mush s> as to make him believe that the ball was still in the wound, although tne doctor who attended fcim at Lyng's had assured b'm to the contrary. Whi e stopping here Baser used to send a woman for the newspapers every moraine, and read the accounts of the Stanw.x Hill tritely with great interest. His pistol he always carried with him, as well as a sheath knife. His coaduot while h?TP seemed quite reckless, as hs often talked of the entounter to the wife of ths proprietor of the hou?e where he was secreted. He told this womin that Poole bad shot him and attempted to gouge htm; also, that if the officers were to take him he would be hanged to a certainty. Be related the whole account to tae In mates of the house, and seenud to put implicit faith Jn their secrrsy. The woman under whose protection B*ker ?was placfd became alarmed one day at the dangerous ledger bhe had la her house, an l fearing that if the officers should find out the biding place of Biker that her children might be killed in the attempt to take th farftive prisoner, she started for the f?rry, Intending t give Information to tbe authorities la this city of hi whereabouts; but after getting about half way to th ferry, the concluded that it would be better to remai silent in regard to the matter, and accordingly she re turned to her dwelling place without having inform e any cne of the presence of the fngit've in her house (t was about this time that Judge Stuart trace,! th fugitive to Jersey City, and, thinking that he m-ght stil be in the town, ke used every eirort in bis power to teire out the concealment of Baker. As it takes t.me to per toe', all things, so it took the Judge some day* hard wor . before any trace of his hiding placa coult be oMein?d but at " t, by indefatigable exertion, the tarfKr ? asctrtaiuod, and the next day the exact house wherel Baser was con ae tied was discovered. Preparations weiv quiekly msde for a descent upon the premlies. Csptilns Walling, Speight, Ki.ner, anl one or two more oificeri, were eelected by Judge Stuirt to assist llm In the uu dertakiusr. The patty, armed with revolvers, st?rted from this city, and crossed the ferry oa their way to the place la question. Arriving near the premises, the Wsea weie nut op in a quie; nanner, and all approtchtd fbTSa Tdmg' hastiiy, but cerelully The froa door heixg reached, it was opsned, atd ths partv, with the exception of one or two, who remained outside to wstch, rushed into the house, and in a few moments erery room, nook and corner in the bciilding; but the Wrd bad flown some hours before their arrival, as the occupants of the dwelling te.s'ifle.1 to. On searching the roomaccupied by Baker, it was clearly that he bad been there but a few hours previous to their arrival Tbe bed of the wounded man was foun l spot ted with blooo, and bore evident traces of having been ISJudi?C8tuart returned to the city the not however, until he hat made a vigilant searob through the entire neighborhood for the fugitive, but without success It was believed by the Judge that lnfor mat ion of his plans laid for ths arrest of Baker on ^ the above niiiht were disclosed in soms unaccountable im*n ner to the fr'ends of Baker, who, using active precau tions, succeeded in baffling the police. ^ker "?^"d from Jerssy City during the night time, and got on board ^in/ in A? : f\??h.?rt t fitv laden with lumber and sundries for the port of Pa'm^G^d Canary ^Island. This vessel cleared on the 7th of March for the above port but was. weatlier and unfavorable winds, detained at Je?*T City for one or two days, and also one day ia the Horseshoe. On Saturday morning, the 10th, a strong northwest win? havirir sprung up, toe Isabella Jewett weighed ancho , and, with aU sail set, pro:eededl on her voyage to tbe Canary Islands. VISIT T9 THE CELL IN THE TOM B9 -BAKER'S 'ACCOUNT OP THE AFFA.IR. One of our reporters visited tho prisoner at his cell jest?,rd?y, in the Tombs, and entered into a long oonver fation with him upon the mode of hts escape, and the manner in which he was captured. He teemed In very good spiiits, snd was quite sanguine of an acquittal on the charge preferred against him when the matter should come up in the Court of Oyer and Terminer for adjudica tion. V?rjr few visiters were admitted to see the ac cused, although thousands anxiously endeavored to obtain ao interview with him. Daniel Lynn, the detailed policeman indicted as an accessory after the fact, in aiding aid abetting In the escape of Baker, was. we be lieve, the only friend of tbe prisoner's permitted to hold any conversation with him; and this favor was, no doubt, extended to Lynn in vie ir of the elose friendship existing between bin and the prisoner. Through the politeness of Mr. Gray, the Warden of the prisorf, our reporter was enabled to visit the cell of the accused, who at onoe entered into a conversation con cerning the occurrence at Stanwlx Hall, and the subse quent events which took place up to the tisse of his arrival in New York on board the Grapcshot. A* tbe convereaticn was somewhat interesting, we publish the following pretty accurate report of tho most material port! out of it : ? RiroKTKR ? Having seen the various reports pnblishsd of your oepture by the officers, perhaps you will favor me by relating the occurrence yourself. IUkkr -I have hot the leas t objection, as some of the reports that have already appeared are somewhat iaoor reet and one sided. While I waa standing at the wheel of the Isabella Jewett, a slipper bark hailed us and said they wanted to board us; thinking, probably, that it was a pilot ship, I told tbe captain of the stranger's ap proach and request. Tbe captain immediately had the forstopssil backed, and the brig hove to until the bark was sufficiently near enough for one to see everything aboard of her. We were then within one and a hUf miles of Talmas, or seven or eight, as the officers say. The bsrk xent a large boat to ns, manned by about ten seamen, ss I supposed. On ooming alongside tbey all jumped upon deck and moved towards me. I bad no idea of their being officers, but thought I remembered feeing on* of the faces before. This person, whom I afterwards found out to be offiow Evsns, came towards me and said, "We want yon: come here." The minute I heard the voice I was almost thunder struck, not having the remotest idea of a vessel ever having been sent out after me. I was confused and be wildered. I oould not for the life of me make out what It all meant. ?, The party seemed to know me very well, while I waa quite in the dark, until officer Barton ap praaehed me. and, offering me his hand, said, "How are ***1 L?ut'' Quick as lightning I comprehended all, and immediately mule an inv o'u n'Ary moreroeut toward* the cai-in. I ra quickly caught by the leg*, arms, head an<* boi'r, at if I tu some hyena that conll eat the whole party up at a mouthful. Their abrupt man of r of proceeding to arrest me made me quite irritable; and.trylrg to free myself, lasted them whit it all meant, begged them to make lome explanation of tlieir conduct, and called upca th? crew to wit new the manner of my I treatm-nt. At this moment one of the party, whom I loon 'ound out to to a hand on board the Orapeahot j malted towards m? with a piitol in his hand, and ex: claimed, 'thon?. him, rhoot h!m! He gave our aide co^quurter? den't let us gtv e him any." I told lrm to stoot juft as quick as he liked, and called him "oow aid" to attack a man who was completely unarmed. I had ro weapon or any character whatever about my {euvn I was dressed in my shirt aleeres, aad if I bad ary weapon* tliey were sure to hare seen them. The cflicers weie in a terrible Mats of exc'itemont, and with out ar.y ceremony manacled me and tumbled me over tke brig's side into their boa:, and then rowed me on beard tr e tark, which I now learned waa the Grapeshot. 1 was mortifitd and Incensed tery mueh at the summary sacitr in which my arrest was conducted. The officers came well prepared to take roe at all haxards. Each of ttem was arcr.ed with a boarding pike, revolver and KbL'?, and, being a rough loot in* set of fellows, they had all the sppearancM of being ccanected with some band ofpintts. My first night on board tha Orapeahot was mi?<rable enough, but the next morning I fe.t quite re si|t?d, and looked up<m the matter with as light a heurt ai< I could. Ki-portkb ? Did anything remarkable occnr on boar<l tbe Grepethot during the Homeward voyage? Baktk ? Why, j en; soma scene* took place that were decidedly rich, and were to me very amuaivg. The of fleer* seemed to be ao fearful of my either corrupting the crew cr captain, that tliey carefully watched every move I made, and endeavored to listen to all converse t'en that took place between m) and any of those on hoard who chose to speak to me. On one occasion I said in a jest>ng moaner that I would like to get into the ma gazine fur a few momen s, as 1 would blow thsan all to pieces without any hesitation, when it was resolved by those in charge ol me to remove the explosive material irrxa its proper place of deposit and hide it in such a place 1 hat it would be impossible for me to find it, al though they might have known very wall, from the muD?r in which 1 made the r-' mark, that I meant it only as a joke, and nothing mare. The entire voyage was characterited by auch scenes as these, which ap peared to my mind so ridiculously fuuny that they were deeply impressed on my memory. Rktoktli: ? If jou had reached Talmas b?fore the Grapeehot had ovtrhiuled the Isabella Jewett, do you think that the deputation would have sucjeed-xl in ar resting you ? IUkik? No; 1 would be quite safe there, as I am well acquainted in those parts; and besides, I believe the authorities would be quite unwilling to deliver me up. However, I am (lad now that I did not reacn the Canary Ielands. as I am quite cobfideat of having justice done me in .New Ycrk, which, in my mind, will be equivalent to an aqulttal, as I can clearly prove the kiting ol Poole was done in self-defence alone. Bkporwr ? Then why did you go away? Bakkr? Because, from the testimony I saw in the newspapers, as taken before Justice Brennan on the morning following the affair at Stanwix Hall, I consider ed that Poole's friends were bound to do all in their power to have me aires Led on the charge of murder, when 1 tbould be thrown Into prison, which would have been highly dangerous to my health, aa I was severely wounded, and imprisonment would have been anything but desirable Baker, In conclusion, said fiat Turner anl I'audeeu were quite innrcent of the charges imputed to them; that the testimony against them was perjury, and that when the trial tcok place it would be shown that Poole's friends were more busily engaged in firing pistols than he or any of hia party were on the eventful occasion. Our reporter then took his leave of the prisoner. Baker subsequently bad an interview with his counael in the reception rcom. He seems much altered sin ie Tuesday, and, having shorn off bis whickers and mous tache, looka quite fresh, and is entirely recovered from the fatigue attending hia escape and confinement on board the Orapeahot, while being conveyed back to this city for trial. Although the wound In his stomach is entirely healed up, otill he bel'eves that the ball Is yat imbedded there, notwithstanding the opinions of his physician to the contrary. ACCOUNT OP THE ARREST BY ONE OP THS OFFICERS. We ltft New York cm the 18th of Harch, and proseea td direct for Palmaa. Nothing occurred daring the voy age worthy of note, except th%t a ipirit of insubordina tion occasionally exhibited itielf among the ere*. This was, however, promptly suppressed by the captain, who placed one of the most mutinous In irons. On the 7th of April we arrived at our place of destination, and learned, as we had supposed, that the Isabella Jewett had not arrived. We weie boar Jed by the doctor of the port, aod several custom house officers, who, after an exaxic?tlcB of our papers, informed us that we were at liberty to land whenever we pleated. A beat was soon after Mat ashore, and a committee of three conristfng of Capt. Hepburn, of the Grapeshot, Joaeph Yfomans, and Thomas R. Barton, appointed to wait on the authorities of the island and acquaint them with the object of our visit. The captain was the only oce of the party who understood Spanish, and he was, of course, selected as the spokesman and interpreter. We first visited Mr. Woods, the consignee of the Isabella Jewett, who is an Englishman, and who has resided at Palmas many years. Here, however, we were disappointed, for Mr. Woods was not at home. We next called oaths Mayor, to whom we stated the particulars of our mission, and re quested his assistance in the capture of the fugitive. This he declined, saying he could not take any part tn the matter, and directed us to call upon the Governor. Tbe Governor, when he heard our account, also refuse! to assist us, but said he would consult with the other authorities ai to what course he shouli pursue, and asked us to see him at eight o'clock that fvenlng, At the appointed hour we called, when we were told by the Governor that he would not interfere with us in making the arrest, but that he could give us no assistance. On this assurance we determine! to act as circumstances might dictate, and await ed the arrival of the Isabella Jewett, which was expected daily. Every morning the Grapeshot left the port and went out about twenty miles In search of the object of our pursuit; but It wae not antll the tenth day after we reached Palmas that we observed her making for that port. It was between eight anl nine o'clock en the morning of tbe 17th of April when we raw her, and as may well be supposed the most intense excitement prevailed among us. Our two cannon were loaded immediately; all those whom it was intended to setd onboard armed themselves with revolvers, and every preparation made tbat was deemed iscessary In case we should have any difficulty in securing the fugitive. 'When about four miles off we fired twiee, as a signal for her to lay to, which she did, and when we came within a mile of her Baker could be seen through a telescope standing by the wheel. No alarm was ex biblted bj any person on board tbe brig, as no sus picions were entertained in regard te the purpose of the Grapeshot. Baker, as he afterwards stated, never for once imagined that be was pursued, and, In common with tie crew of the Isabella Jewett, supposed that the Grapeshot was in want of a pilot, or tbat ahe was warn ing them against standing too near the shore. When we ea tae sufficiently near to the Isabella Jewett, a boat was lowered for the purpose of boarding her, taking all tbe officers who were sent in pursuit. When we were get ting over the vessel's aide, Baker left the wheel and ap Sroacbed us, evidently from a spirit of curiosity; but he id not appear to rncognire any one. We immediately em rounded blm, and one of our party spoke to him aod said "How do you do, Baker ?" "What does th's mean ?" be said, somewhat confused, and with considerable trepidation. ?? We want you," replied the rfame person, "to come with us." "Do you want to kidnap me?" he rejoined. "Sho* me your authority, and I will go with you." nil d?mand, however, was not complied with; but, taking hold of him, we secured him with handcuffs. He said he was willing to g? with us and that there was Be necessity for securing him In that way , but asked permission to go to tho cabin first to gst hi* clothes an i other articles. This was refused, and cne of our men soon after went into the cabin, where he fouud his pis tols under the head of bis bed, hit trunk and othtr property belonglrg to him. The Cnptain waa Informed tbat Baker was arreeted for the mkrder of Poole, but he denied that he had any m in on board of that name, and appeared to be entirely ig nor ant of U.e affair. When we brought Baker oa board the Grapeshot he gave the following accodtat of the fatal affray at Stan vix Ball ? 1 waa asked by Paudeen McLaughlin up to Stanwix Hail on that night, and when we got there. we bath took a drink. I 'sole was In the place at tbe time, and Paudeen went up to him, and began abusing him. Baying he ooold lick him at any time. Poole told him to go away, he wouldn't dirty him self with him. Then Turner said to Poole, " We'll sail la," meaning himself nnd Poole, and drew his pistol on him : but somebody palled him so as to discharge the pistol, the contents of whlth lodged in hla arm. "I don't believe," Baker continued, "tbat Turner intended to shoot until Poole drew his pistol, and thi > was the only ehot he fired In the bar room. He fall when be waa wounded, bnt was Immediately taken out by Paudeen. Van Pelt and Cornelius Una. Hewing the' they were all gone, I turned to go out too, when Lwter draw off and hit ??* in the neck, aayini?, ? Yon art on of th? d d kou of b? ?.' "I thru put mj hand in ay pocket and took oat my p'stol, ?h*n com>body came up behind m*, caught me by the back and jerked me doni At this time Pod* filed at me through hid coat pocket I think, and ahot me in the aide I then ahot Poule in tfee leg, when he threw himself on me and began to gouge m?. One of ail party fired at me while I waa down, and shot me over the forehead. "While Toole waa over me I fired at him and he let go of me at once ami rolled orer on hi* aide. I a'ter tins Iiot up and atartrd for the door, where Acker waa atand ng, and aa I paaaed him he grabbed mo by the collar and tore my coat. I escaped from him and ran down Broadway aa far a< Pete Barlow'a, on the corner of Bprlag at net, where I borrowed a cap. "All tliia time I waa bleeding vert much from the head and aide, and had ;o keep my hands on both. My friends got a carriage ant I waa put into it by somebody, and waa drivrn doanto Johnny l.yng'a, on the orner of Canal aiieet and Broadway. They got a doctor and ?roted my wounda, after whioh be went to examine urncr. I got up and left aa noon aa he went away aid wfctn I fouml the officers were after me." Baktr refuped to giro any information of hi* where, ai outs alter tbia, and of Ue way in which he succeeded in eluding the vigilance of the polite. In thla he ia, of courae. actuated by a deaireto aave his friends, who aa sMed him from detection. THE CONDUCT OP BAKER AFTER BEING TAKEN ON BOARD THE GRAPE3HOT.1 A s soon aa the pritontr wa* brecght on board the Grajeehot, he was taken into the after cabin and seated upon a sofa. The irons were upon hie hands, and he was weighed down by the sndden surprise which had cut off his retreat from New York. A* soon aa he was left alone and to hU own reflections In the ca*in, he gave way to the grief which weighed upon him, and for two or three hours cried like a child. In irons, and in the hands of the Jaw, all chance of escape cut off, even alter inch flatterirg hopes of getting beyond the reaoh of the ministers of justice, the prisoner sat with his captors around him and wept. He said he thought rt hard '.o be taken from under the very guns of Spain. He could hardly realize that he was a prisoner, and homeward bound for a prison and for trial, after hav >?g plactd so many leagues between himself and Stanwlx Hall. He at first feared that he ?hould be treated harshly by those who h*d him * charge. Believing them to be the friends of Poole he was afraid that they would wreak their vengeance uoon* t;1:: he might be treated well, and asked that hff i?. the"'h be ^e'\?fri,( *?d h? allowed the freedom of OTer??f^ ^ ? i "There was no danger of h's jumping oT?o^dc ,He w?" Perfectly willing io go back to New York, and would go paa-eablv '? gr?,1ia?d in ws & were removed from his hands, aud he was .illo^ol fnii rthAt an/?whdre be P Sta 0 D his SIbln S thi' L be mtte <Vha Gr?PMh?t gave fcruti^.. ^ prisoner, where he was made as com ?rt&LiH is Any one else on boird the vhaaaI tk? r soner kept his word, and during all of the vovaze omeward was quiet and resigned. J ** THE EXCITEMENT THROUGHOUT THE CITF. lie excitement about the city, arising upon the ar rest and return of Baker to the city, was very great all day jfiterday. The whole affray at Stanwlx Hall ap pears to be called back to memory with all the Interest with which it was invested at first. The friends of 1 oole and the friends of Baker are both alive with ex citement, the one to proteot the prisoner and the other to secure his conviction and punishment a I every sacri fice. Groups of friends to either the Poole or the T>?ler faction of the city pugilist*, .gather on street corner*, and there hear, try, determine and dispoie of the accused in the most summary manner. One party execute him, and the othsr not only let him go "scot free," but let him off with honors. This new excite ment gives a new ver,ion to the whole affair, and, as strange as it may appear, public sympathy seemi to be setting in favor of Baker. Hundreds wh . b poke of h|m ai a a wfciu v. wm tfce reach of law, now aorten down their assertions la regard to lilm, or, going over to the other side, entirely justify Baker on the ground of "self-defenoe." Baker himself Is in the beat spirits possible under the clrcum stances, and confidently expects aa acquittal when brought to trial. Almost everybody has all of a sud den had some new light upon the subject. Some facta, which somehow have now for the first time burst upon the brain of the astute observer! of society, make them exceeding knowing, and changed from Ba ier'a enemy to Baker's sympathisers. We were informed by one agreeable and talkative gentle man who took a seat by our aide in an Eighth arcane car on the night of Baker's commitment to the Tombs, that "he knew Baker conld not be convicted of anything beyond manslaughter; he did think once as everybody else thought, that he deliberately murdered P.'Ole, hut now be didn't believe he did. A young man who lives on the first floor over Stanwlx Hall, and who has ne ver yet been brought upon the stand as a witness, told me that he was home all the time of the affray, and knew all about It from first to last. Well, he said that from the time of firing the first plitol till the firing of the eecond absolutely more than a minute's time passed, in which the whole company were engaged. in a general melee, fighting and knocking down all about them. This is very different from the first story, which waa that the asrailants of Poole deliberately presented their pistol* and shot him, before he had made any assault, and be fore blows had been struck. No w, you know, (con tinued our fellow-pai senger,) if a minute's time pissed in a general light, in which all were engaged, It would he v?ry difficult to eay who fired two pistol**, or who shot fir't, or who waa the aggressor!" We acquiesced with our informant that this piece of information, exclusively his, if established before a jury, might materially affect the verdict Our fellow-passenger wound up his discus sion of the aff/ay with an expresaion of his belief ' that E?*er, *t moat, can only be convicted of manslaughter) snd to try him at all will puzzle the Court of Oyer and Terminer for many weeks, for I don't believe there is a dozen mn in town who have not made up their minds upon the subject, or expressed an opinion one way or the ether." And this latter remark of "our fellow passenger" is upon the tongue of thousands. Every body almost apn??rs to believe that a jury to try Baker cantot be found in the citv of New York. Another " learned individual," who waa harramrulnr a crowd on a street corner, said :? ?? I am no friend of Louis Baker's any more than I am a friend of anybody ?lie. But I b% j juritic* should be done; an<l If justice is done, you will find tbat lx>ui? Baker was not as much to blame as everybody almost has seemed to suppase H.m to be in times past, when the murder wa? first committed, and when Sid. Stuart was chasing that poor drunken schoolmaster over in Jerrey. I know Poole or did know him, and 1 know Sullivan, and IknowHyar , and I know all these fellers, and 1 know one of tbem halnt bo better than the other. They are all alike, aid if all of them were shook up in a bag and tuned out, they would all come out at once. They all havo acme noble qualities, and they all have bad quali ties, and one la no better than another; anl Poole was no better thsn Baser, and just as like as not would have kil'ed Baker if Baker had not killed him first . I am no friend of Baker, as I aaid before, an 1 1 do not want to do Injustice to him by saying he Is Innojent if he is guilty : but 1 <>o eav that men should always take a saber secon i thought when thev adjudge upon a mm'i life. Now. tfcer* is Yank. SulllTin? Yaok. is a g&od fellow enough in his way but be is no better than Tom Hyer, and Bill Pcole waa just as good as either of them. Now, gentle lten, my belief Is, tbat Bill Poole was shot In a free fight, where eve? fellow stood bis own chance of esaape? chance and chance alike all round. It waa all on the equate, anl Pcole was klU.d; and I am as eorry for It m any other Ban. But If Poole's chance anl Baker's chance were alike, and Poole lost, It 1? no saying tbat Baker ahoald be hang for having the best luck. You needn't tell me that a man like Jim Baker, who is a well informed, eenslble man, read all sorts of histories, and knows ail about men and thlngs-yo needn't tell me that a man like this was going to rls't his nwnWfe so much a* to go np to Pools an i shwt htm without any provocation, before a dozen witnesses. Now ??'' w" ?*?ed, and Poole was armed. You've see tbat In all the papers. They were both afeard of each other and when thev met they were bound to have their fight rot; and, like the Kilkenny eats, they were bound to go the whole hog. Now ? ake all these facts into con sideration, and the fight was perfectly natural to any man of common sense. Prepared for each other? ex pecting each other at some time, they didn't know when ?they accidentally met at Stanwlx Hall, and bith pitched In, along with a lot of others, anl the whole crowd fired their pistols loose about, all around tbe rocm. Now with a case aa clear as this, what's the ?*e of going off half cocked, and saying Baker ought to be hnng, when after all, the probability is that he shot Poole in self defence, or to save his owa life? Vow go and get all the lawyers you're a mind to, and you can't a.ter these facta. I don't want no lawyers to decide for mi; I can decide for myself, I can, and I don't believe Baker any more than the rest of tbe whole fight ing crowd In the city." The above summing up of the case on the at' eet oor ner, or, as a lawyer would say, this "street opinion " was generally acquleeoed in, and tbe author waa looted "if aa a man occupying a poa'tloir in the world fir ' ' - Ms talents. The delivery of the above opinion ? "rmpied by eon venation. questions anl appro j . l?t the points made were about as set dow? aMn. | Thia speech m?y be taken a* a fair expression of what appears nor to b*> a portion of the " crowds" in *e street. Si va la monde. THE TRIAL OF THE PRISONER. Baker cannot te tried until the October term of tin Court of Oyer and Terminer, unless his counsel more* to have the case remitted to the Session*, under the recent act which gives that court the power to trj murder causes It ia ve y probable, however, that hit counsel, it view of the gr<-at amount of public feeling la the case among residents cf New York, will endeavor ro change tue tvn hi* to some oth'r county, ho that an impartia trial can be had tn the accused. Marine Affairs. Tin; N'kw Havre Stbamship Arikl ? The magnificent steamship Ariel, lately built aa a consort to tie North Star, in Vanderbilt's direct New York and Havre line, will rail cn h?r first vojage on Saturday noon next. The ship is now lying at pier 30, North river, foot of Cham bers street, and has a very attractive appearance. She was built by Mr. Jeremiah Slmonaon, for Commodore

Vsnderbilt, and is censljered the beat vessel that ever left bin yard, In strength. model and maaner of putting together. She li reckoned a 2,300 ton ship, and has berths for 284 passenger *, nearly all of whieh, we nnder. atand, are already engaged, and aeveral have been taken for the succeeding trip, on the 30th June. Like moat of the aea steamers lately built, the Ariel has a straight seem, without any bowsprit or billet head, the upper part of the cutwater being merely ornamented with a little gUt scroll work. Her lines are round, terminating In a very neat round stern, neatly ornamented with a gilt eagle supporting the shield of the United States. The bull is black, with a narrow red streak, and the upper works are painted of a cream color. The paddle boxes are open, and ernamentei with a gilt eagle on the wing. On going on board everything appears neat and ship -shape. She has two masts, the fore mast square rigged, with a small hurricane deck, which serves as a cover to the engiae room. The upper deck, whioh Is surrounded by a low net rail, has a long house forward, containing a smoking room, neatly furnished, and aft the officers' berths, some state rooms for passengers, and the ante rooms to the princi pal saloon on the main deck, whieh Is reached by a very neat stairway. The grand stloon Is fitted up in a parti cularly handsome manner, lhe wainscoting is of satin rose and other highly pollshel woods. The deck Is su perbly carpeted, and the walls are oroamentsd with beau tiful mirrors; and easy chairs, ottomans and lounges, of the moat luxurious description, are profusely scat teied about to contribute to the comfort and ease of the passengers. On eich side of the principal saloon is a row of staterooms, all neatly furnished. The lower deck aft Is fitted with sleeping accommodations alone? roomy, and appaxently well ventilated. Forward of the chief saloon is the dining saloon, with staterooms on each side. It Is leached fron the former by a passage run nlog along on the Tarboard side. On the starboard the steward's pantry separates the two saloons. There is also a ladies' saloon, aft of the principal one, andlike it most expensively furnished. The machinery, which Is from lhe Allaire Works, con sists of a single erdinary beam engine, like all those of Vancer'nU's vessels, hut heavier than is generally built. The cylinder is sevsity-flve inches In diameter, with a stroke of twelve feet. The vessel Is provided with six boats, four of which ate Francis' metallic lifeboats. It is anticipated the Ariel will mike a very quick passage to Havre, possessing every requl site for a stiong, swift and easy going boat. If she be beaten in speed sbe certainly cannot be surpassel in her internal decorations and superior arrangements for the comfort and convenience of passengers. The following are the names of the officers of the Ariel:? Capt. I^fevre, late of the steamer Pacific, running between Sen Francisco and Panama. rim Pnw?*? S/rimii Officer. ? Mr. Jewett. Chirf Engineer? Ut. B. Smith. Secf.nd Engineer. ? Mr. Peck, and three others. Steward ? Mr. Jas. Cowes, formerly! of the steamers Georgia and Ohio, and late of the Atlantic. Tije Riportbd Withdrawal or the Cuxard Bostox Stkamkrs. ? The agentt of the Cunard steamers have pub lished the following in the Boiton papers: ? BosTox, May 15, 1855. Having seen a statement in the papers to the effect that tbe line of steamships to this city would probably be withdrawn for service by the Britieh government, I would state, for the information of tbe public, that this agency has no knowledge of tbe fact, and that the state ment Is entirely unfounded. Yours, respectfully, SAMUEL S. LSWI3 Sailing of tbe Atlantic. IrKPARTUBK OF BX-PRCdlDKlf f FILLMORE ? MKMBHB3 OT COHGBK89 GOING TO TBI CRIMEA-- S0KNB OK TI1B DOCK, 1TC. Col Ins' dock, foot of Canal street, iu tbe aasne of no little excitement and Interest yesterday, owing to tlie tailirg of the mail steamship Atlantic, and the depar. *ure for Europe In her of a number of distinguished and notable perions. The wharf wai thronged to excess witb crowd* of well dreieed person*, who had come to bid adieu to friends and relatives who were abont to de part !n tbe steamer. Tbe Atlantic thii time take* with her an unuiuil number of ptsaengers, there being two hundred and sixty booked for the voyage. Many of these are going on business; but the attraction for thereat majority i* the Parii Fxbibiticn, which la about te open in June. We under itand that every vereel now leaving for Europe ia filled to Ha utmost capacity with pleasure seeking and sight- seeing Americans, and there ia every reason to believe that if our countrymen do not make much of a show in the coming Exhibition, tber will form no unremarkable portion of its patrons. Among those who left yeaterday was ex-President Millard Fillmore, who la going, not for any particular ob jeet that we could learn, but simply to see and be seen. He will visit the moat notable places in England, and be fore he returns will have seen tbe Rhine, the Alps and Italy, and will stop at Paris long enough to see the Ex hibition. He will, bo doubt, attract considerable atten tion, as bis carriage and bearing are such as to create for him respect and consideration In any place. H? is the second President that has visited Europe, Martin Van Buren being the first. Firs members of Congress accompany Mr. Fillmore, vis. Messrs. T. T. Flagler, E. B. Morgan, and Judge I^ngle, of New York ; Galisha A. Grow, of Pennsylvania, and E. B. Washburne, of Illinois. These gentlemen, however, are to leave Mr. F llmore in London, where tbey will ship for Constantinople, and from thence to Eupatoria, on their way to the feat of war in the Crt' niea. We may anticipate an interesting account of their visit. Perhaps they will give Lord Raglan a-hlnt as to tke best means of taking Sebastopol, provided that f >r midable fortress la not taken before their arrival. Ex Senator James, of Rhode Island, and Col. Colt, of revol r?r notoriety, are among the passengers, both of whom sre gone to superintend departments in the Exhibition. The former gentleman carries with him the reputation cf being one of the best rifle shots on this side of tht Atlantic, and the latter la sou ally notorious as the get ter up of the beat shooting Irons. Hei.ry E Davlee, ex Corporation Attorney, also ac companies Mr. Fillmore. Among the persons on the Cock taking leave of their friends we noticed Archbishop bnghfs, Com. Perry, George N. Sanders, Simeon Draper, Joreph Hcxie, and a numtxr of the personal and politi cal frienda of Mr. Fillmore. The ex-President arrived about an hour bifore the ve?j-el railed, but In so quiet a manner that it was not brown be was abosrd until be was seen standing upon tbe upper St ck of tbe ateamship, with his hatolT, when the vesFel was leaving the dock. He was then greeted with a few feeble cheers, but his appearan* created very little iatereet, and no enthusiasm. The scene Immediately before the departure of tbe vetsel was most animating. Although the hour of sail ing had been changed from twelve until two ia the after nron, on account of the tide, there was the usual num ber of dilatory people who same ruahing down to the dock just as the last plank was being withdrawn. All was ncWe and confusion. Porters and tailors running to and fro. carrying trunks and packet es, and shouMn^ at the ton of their vo>e*. The snufilleg of feet aloag ile plankway ant! < k, and the murmur of many voire* come up r..,u ship and dock. Here group* cf ladles and gentlemen are gathered, talking, laughing, crying, or kissing. The last named pleasant 01 'ration la quite cemmon, and is Indulged in inlis srimlnately ; and, from the looks of theladiee' facet, one would suppose tbey rather liked it. Some of tbe scenes wtie amusing, oth'rs attesting. What seemed to be a young married eouple stood on the per? he embraslng and toothing, and she weep'ng, until tbe last pi utk was about being withdrawn, when he rashed impetuously aboard, rad then, sa If not satisfied, clambered down tbe wbeelhouse no as lo shake heals and bid adlen sga'n. There tbey stood, regardless of the cnrlma glances ef tbe crowd, kie-tng hanla aad exchanging im (.Mslrned gestures until tbe vesatl left the dock; nor did sbe quit then. bit stood and i'oket, and waved her handkerchief, until tbe steamship was far down the b*y. It was almost Impossible to mek* way through the crowd on board ehlp. Groups were gathered around tbe diatiaguUhed m- n on board, diftcuaaing the pro?p*c ? of the voyage and bidding farewell. At Unjfth tbe order to clear ?hip *u given, ami by two o'clock all the lag gards had left, and the dock wta literally alive wita people. The bell now nogs. aid the ahfp l?aren her mooring" slowly and majestically -ebeer* are given handkerchiefs wawi, and gun* nntil tbe veo.-iel got fairly ont into the stream. In a little while all that could bo foen of the Atlantic waa a blue streak of amotl and a moving apeak on the water. The Atlantic took out witb her $1.894, *<V? In ipecie, being tha largest i liipment that ever left this port in one tiimI. Wllllanubnrtf Election Riot. KINGS COrNTT COURT OK 0IKEK4L 9B88ION8. Before Hon. Henry A. Moore, Judge, and Justice* Striker ana Emmonj. TX&TIMOmr FOK TBI PROdKOOTIOM OONTINrHD? THIRD DAT. Mat lA.? James H. Perry? Wa* a speoial depnty of this connty from July last y?ar till a'ter elootion; I ?u oaptaia of the epscial deputiea in Williamsburg; there were arrange ment* mad* for keepiug tho peaoo at the polio; it wai that ia mm #f any disturbance a report should be sent to thn SilS?11*!! th*ir headquarters; about 9 o'cloec a report did come and I went with about eight to the poll! in tho?eoond Jndi hnJl7.FnTlt,*",th): tb,7 thore a?oa t an nour a half and then reported to me all wai quiet; about li mm ?>me 'ntormation from Lieut. I Layer; I fllhf <?? . .? have my men withdrawn from that ward FiffeS^tfcut tin . Vi .m ???>xed; I went tbeu to tho I tu emi the Lieutenant to send hi* men to ma; whm L'fkl ??jh* 1 lft*?n|h wa'd *1"J b?U struok, and I went buck to th^nu^ ??> tbe" my me. were all "e?e dowa to tho plaoe of riot, but when i got there it was all over l / fly?or ,ort>" deputies on duty; the/ were i!^d,.w'th ,olub^ ?d oarried a star 0B their ooat faDDels ? had no a I 3." !S*tax ?nd?r18h?r?Lotr* in.tmot?^,; ' Th?^ it ?""?of01"? merely general ones to keep the i k" ? ??)!. < 1 wa< uot cross examined, oonld 0fV *?rth 'Silth oilled, but tMs MMmut . 4 P? ?l th* d%r oov<,rod >>r alJLSef.'iS.'W-Y- PM"ent at "? polls in the ' w?" h#?rJ tbe holl ring; was at that ? H5r?cr krand and Second streets- met th? r?.nr."ir,N<>r,h Fhlrd??d *?>oud; tboy we-o Vanning "Matte 4 ahead of the crowd and about th'rty .41 tl, t ill n nld, ndt i',*utlfy any one; when he A?.i i ' '! "aw ''"trick Cooney, Nolau DjvIo !.ZV' U Bft on 'rial;) didn't see Coouey doin.* anything or and ^^SUu'v0!1' i"!* ,llm on the corner of North Sixth ttd a cl,ub whioh hp flourished round; he toS!^I?mi??d-WbtnhA,"id that ho addreeiod himself with ?rn8ro rlll!i th ,lrogt that he was ahnnV^i iA.'Wiwin*,I% "hool teaoher, first went to the polls about tb rty hve mini. tee ni.t 1; started from my home* ^ *he election; my poll was &t th? Ode on; saw nothing particular to attract my attention till 1 th,n. P?>! .e 7 P?V' ln tho Fourteenth ward; tho first li. A beard "**' P*" the poll*;" a.'iwciubt of all kino* and an axe and a tpade; saw Robert f.oe In the alt^?e??mt.Vf t?fw bil" r#tur"; 'here wore abou' lno persons ?h?id th.l '.V'* T^iW#r*v 1 " <"'???d ??d thole who fh. - i K ..i-'" h*d*?pinle broken otr at tho tHn. boat tho Vankeo Know No w,lh -h.,ri Z Shi'riff?; ' Robert 1,00 cried out in uni*in I ? A ' ' h0 carried bis club orer his head; also taw U Qnade there with a club of *om. kiLd; I cannot say 7^ n l" 'Kt #hev' ch,l,? down Seo?nd ttreet; also a olubof smue kind; ho started from returned; he was in the chaung crowd; I dou't Mort^Sixth at?M*i- i ''fj101 860 * body of men coming down . ,fr?8'' 1 dld c?t obsarra any particular de ?eription ol clubs except stavm and hoop poles; I taw olubs thrown out or the window; I do not reooinUe Pagan all i.C."?!^.^n?K_.I^i'1 "ot Know 'ay 01 the Prisoner* at til by name at that time, ncr reenjnise them beforo; had '??n thei>? ? no?, ontll upon their trial; there were abont 200 persons there not en.-agod ia the affray; I saw UcQuaoe in tie elToi t to iirike the people he was chasing; ? .. b# Junction of Seoond and North Sixth street*; ffw *ey?iade oorne back from the ohase and aaw him full in ?Jli *"?i mif ,,i<ht i! vet' K0?d s distance; I can see a* ?eii at fivo inilos, and from two rods to five milej, &a ever; have wcrn gU>sef to M9ist my rifion [5,' |l*J: y?ars; In consequence of the Hattening of the lecies 1 am foroed to use artifiolal ones; Pepper first drew my attention by being engaged in the run; I do nit ?ie..?S5 *"?ret society, or to any sooiety oxoept the Uuaker*; the man who bad the broken shovel hsi a rod shirt or; I recogr.i>e him now, and am sure he'* the man ??.*? i?i B.Aliyn-Wa* there immediately after dinner; I ?? ? "??th ,ide of I>,ortu Sixth ?"??*; the first tiling he heard was thore teemed to be a considerable msh and some one hollowed "clear the polls;" the witness di sonbed generally the affray an others h*d done: he did not recognise any one here a? those who tore the hoards off the i ?? ro1?J*iil?d ,c<>on?y. O'Mel, Burke, I.ee and John Lyon, identified Reed, but did not know him by name* also John Nolan; saw Nolan with an arm full of staves; saw him *i ro.T t- ?L dSwn and fleuri,1? one; ?aw Coonoy atand'ng in North Sixth street, in front of me; didn t *ee him doing any thing; he had 'wo pistols; hesiid. I would *h ?ot tho flr't damned Yankee ion of a bitch that would lay their hand* 55 w i "Vi,*,,0>ih?y h*d "?ck him.f nd what could he fSJu.A'ii"? l.!t ' h,*:VJ that ln "P'y 10 ? mau who J?Ti f li A0 p'"t0li UP ; ?aw O'Neil near the poll* at the time tho din\oulty comiuenced; faw him doing notb nf '\r .^a<invWC/fu??8;;aw ' y^n.ln Sixth ?trw,t;he had a bit of stick ab^ut 18 inches or two foot !??.< ?? ? ?>???%?? fW"? ?' hir't J, 1 e e t e ? ;l 'hi s ?bi? Jt h o r <l*Un?.blln ho?6^8 t?d taken -too much fhlSf 'ji i Cilu r%tv1*c* that I saw Robeit I,oe d in? any Jv. J? ' Atd, ni' .h'ra t'V" * "-iek; did not seo Reed .luring .1 b"">" ""l a't8*; ??? was eloctionetir board " "W 0,iTer Lc? there ; he had a .pieot of .e?!?V:V?V?^?r^*S,nol.4Totw. at tho*? pills; went to ?ee If he oonlda t help Mr. Aymar to a few Totes; spoke to IhUk in iV ?*ht began? to a Ur GiU", I r ii i F,*t0rty; I don t belong to any party; I vote thr.,alU*rU#i: 1 hu*d dTVk twloe: ' d clln. aisworfog wto thor I have e?er been in the penite?tiarr ; Robert l.ee was not the man that had the stuvel. and I doi't think he II? ?S,.n,tth,,m tore down tho fonce; some call Imv "Rod timf \hi 5i* n.?i m*n bf' 1 know as Hed Dlok; at the n "sVn'ua* at ofectl?* ^Ur"* WM B4t moM than b* J!rS83l"2S-Wnl tb?? d,Met" *ri8r the bell rang; saw O Noil strike a man that work* for Hoy t, the pump ?ak^f; ?aw him near the polls; had seen bim before, bnt did ZhnJt ?7 ! n*?e: V qnlck M h< ,trn?k- 'he young man rn,ST. f.nl?.cv 1t,ar1,!rdround and ?truck him with a olub, and he fell, O Nell lit him from behind, on the shonlder the mau hold a deputy * club; *aw another fellow there who I went hom plr 0 u n 10 s hon*e;" saw they were fighting, and e,amioed? I don't lire in the Fourteenth ward; tho hell brought me out; I am not sure whethor O'Neil had any Tiling in hU hands. Isaae Smith saya? I lire at North Fourth street; raw the thbdtlme i?r,il?,1iI 1?.ted at ?ba' Poll; went therefor the third time about 1 o clock; saw a crowd charging a lot of deputies; t*n to twelve deputie* were there; there wa* a crowd of about four hundred; no cna in the crowd that I anew: I law three er fonr men knocked down ; I heard the erowd shent, 'Kfl' cm;" that was a general ory. Benjamin W tlson ? W a* at the riot; can't recognise any of tie parties engaged. Adjourned. ? , . . rOt'RTK DAY. iiZ? Itl'nlLJ1!*?!!- in attendance for the prptecu ?)0"fd hii oa,e- ?Dd Col. Crooke ?.?**d. /''r tb? discharge ef tho defendant Curley, whose Tb? C on rt d*i r ee te It K^oCgSf ?f th* m ^"SLth.? tfp) 1,1 blba'f'of Fanning, the only testl mcny stains t him being that of John Brown. He had **?" the polls. The evidenoo was read and . A?k cou't. w hen Judge Moore submitted the net guilty wb# immediately roturaed a vuidiot of tS"}M}-rr?}l c?nt^,5d'd thet 'n accordance with tho itatnto ..^d b8 dl?eharged, to which the court as effect dir8ctcd a formal verdict to be entered to that In the esse of defendant Fagan a similar application was mad*, but the court considered that there waa sufficient tn the evidenoe to raise a question for the jury. I? JiLr2ff?lb/fpHed on behalf of d8t?ndant Blage, when it appeared that he wa* not on trial, but had slnoe the oom rh;Vh.nV.Vel#nVtrU0m t0 d*7' n?der thB ,n'P'8??""> ?fnlj^0? esked the District Attorney to enter a nolle Fa?,.tq^'^!i ^ft,Jd?elln*.d' and the defendant, who i* at large, on bail, retired from hi* poaition among tho priaoner* to be ?i?Jhar?ed ?r*nRh' def8ndant Burke wa* ordered ?.?i#UiVv'/or de^#nc* di,P?n?ing with any formal oponing, called their witnesses. ?~ "w. Dennis Brannigan te?tified that defendant. McQuade, drovo a horte and cart Ircm 7 A. M to 11 on the day of the eleotlon; Hi?. w P2* Mt hor*e in the italle; saw him again at 12>4 o'clock driving cart. XW? *8,UB8d,to eating dinner with McQuado K.vi. ' O'Neil proved that McQuade hauled a load of dirt 1 a?? o eloek, and continued at the business the remainder of the day. Thomas Nolan proved that men with turned clu** knocked oontaeVwu b* * e?taln cla*s (forelgneje) thsy came in John Bnrk'e testified to seeing men with olnbs, (speolal deputies.) running up Scoond street, and crying ' Let us >o together and clear ont the d ? d son* or b ? a," or ' d? d Irish; observed no badge* on their coat* John Liaskey proved that a crowd of deputy *heriffs ap proaebod tbe poll, from the cornor of North Sixth and 9? cond street*, at arap d march, cln*e tonether. with elutia raised, sbontiag and makine considerable noise; the crowd gave way on their arrival at the poll. Alex. Sferret tettified that there was no disturbance at the pells before the apeciala came; all wa* agreoable until tnen. Patrick Dojle swore that the deputies came on wfth clnbs v jBf "?" ? ^ f? c'el^p polls," before which there had h(On no disturbance. Several other witneue* wore examined, who testified to the same ? ffcct. On the olose of the evidence, Mr.. Hamilton moved for the ditchargo of all the prisoners, on tbe ground that the Indict T*' d?f?etlve, in tbat it alleged the aseanlt wa* oom mitted on diver* poraon* to the Jury unknown, whereaa it had been proven that tbe aaaault* were on 11 irri*oa and Smith, ana tbat these being known to the prosucution they were bonnd to set it ont. And fnrther, tbat it was not ebewn that tbe prisoner* had atsemhled for any particular "hjeot which wa* ncceisary to eonstitnte a riot. That it should alio ae shown that the prisoner* w?re aiding in the common purpose Ihe District Attorney contended tbat the presence of any party as ongst tbe r'oters was *uffi:lol*bt to render them liable. Tbe Court reserved any de< islon till this mornier, when If It be adverse to tbe defendants, Mr Hamilton will begin to rum up. Tbe ease will, in all probability be concluded thie day Brooklyn City New* D?p?rait Arrnirr to Coaim 8uicidk.? An aged lady r? Hiding fn Hamilton arena*, Brooklyn, mad* a deter mined effort to terminate her exiateno* yeaterday morn ?Bfi (Wet'nendajr,) at tlx o'clock. It appear* that ahe baa reildcd in the baaement of her eon'* hoane, i* * widow, about *ixty year* of af?, and ha? been for the fast year tomewbat demented. Her *on and hi* family reaide on the flttt floor. After wetting up In the morn ing they were horrified to hear load groan* from *omi one out* d*. On Marching, th*y found the old lady, in ber night ire**, lying in the eiatern, with her throit cot. Ob being taken into the hou*e ahe appeared quite bereft ?f renaon and nnabl* to giro any answer. From the qi itntity of blood nam in hor room, it appeared that the unhappy woman had attempted to destroy hm?lf t y cutting her throat. Having failed in effect ing ter < bjeet? a* ?neh *uicide< generally fail? the n?xt attempted to drown Uraelf in the ctatern. Dr. H'K he ran having been called in, fownd a deep wound ac-oa* the Icwi r part of the throat: the left jugular rein tu earned, hut the artertee and windpipe were aninj?r*d. lh* wound* having been dr***ed, the patient w?< *e*t to the I oinitel. There U littl* nop* of her re??wy, owing U tit great tee* of Mood. ARRIVAL OF TO NORTHERN LIGHT. Details of One Week's Mews from California. 9*277,937 in Gold Dust. MARRIAGES, BIRTHS ANO OEATNS. MARKETS, &c., <fcc , Ac. Tht' it?r.t?ahip Northern Li*ht, Capt. E. L Tiakle paugh, arrived je^teri:*; morning, In seven diji tnd six koar* from San Jtian del Norte, with 351 paieenger* anil $2? 7,9?Ji on freight from Ban Francisco, par itMiwr Sierra Nevada. Owing to the general distTugt of banking lions**, the passengers bring a large amount of gol 1 in th?|r own tanda. In Nicaragua tbe rainy season had commenced earlier than usual. The transit route was in excellent condition, the pat s?ngera having crossed from ship to ship in thirty hourn, without a single case of sickness. In the interior there bas been no farther fighting. The government party hare retreated from Leon, finding the army of Munos too strong for them, and are now fortifying Granada. The following Is the specie list of the Northern Light: Wells. Fargo ft Co New York $08 OffO Order '? 12,000 David I load ley <? 60,000 Rosh, Falconer ft Co " 21,411 Wm. Pe lignum & Co ? lfl,20t> Scbolle ft Bros ?< 12,400 A. A. Lowe ft Bros " 2,000 Drexel ft Co I'hiladelphia 51/00 Newhause ft Fpatz ? 16,9C0 . Fl'nt, Peabody ft Co Boston... 13,200 Wm. Parsons " 4,020 Total $277,947 We are indebted to Mr Thomas E. Hatch, purser of tbe Northern Light, and to the 8an Francisco Newa Depot of J. W. Sullivan, for fll*a of California papers. The steamship Cortez arrived at San Francisco oa the 5 2d of April, with dates from New York to the 27th of March. Mr. Theodore Buhnsen, of the firm of Coma ft Bahn sen, one of tbe eldest commercial houses, laboring uador aberration of mind produced by commercial embarrass ments, committed suicide on the 23<1 April, in Yerba Bueaa CemeUry, near Ban Francis jo, by blowing hie brains out with a Colt'* revolver. Mr. Bahnsen was an old resident, having commenced his business oonneotioa In 1850, and had always maintained a high position for probity and integrity, and by this injurn'al act han plunged a large circle of friends and acquaintances in grief. He was a native of Denmark, aboat 24 yean of age. He Fan Frsncisco Preen Club have determined to re move the remain* of the late William C. Hamilton, whose connection with the Herald (San Franelico) woa tim the esteem and respect of all, from Acapulco, to gether with the monument there erected, and place them in the cemetery at San Francisco. The Club also intend removing the remains of Ho a. E. Gilbert to Lone Mountain Cemetery, and erecting a suita ble monument to bis memory. The anti-duelling law had pasted the Assembly, and it wan expected there would be no difficulty in getting it through tbe Seriate Rfchard I*. Hunmond, who was on* of the candidate* before the jo'nt convention of the Legislature for ths post oi i. nuea tMaieit senator, nad writteu . wter, in watch be acknowledged bis willingness to withdraw hi* name If the democratic members could agree upin any other man. Mr. Joteph C. Duncan, on the 24th ApHl, filed a peti tion in the Fouith District Court, to be discharged froa his debts, and to have the benefit of the insolvent laws He sayp be met with losses, during the past two yean of nearly 4220,000. Mr William H. Aepinwall, bit ore leaving San Fran cisco, made a donation of five hundred dollars to the Mercantile Library of that city. Tie bouse af Bock ft Elam, which had previously *?* pended payment, resumed business again on the 23d of April. Ellas Vrfeland, formerly of New York, was shot and Instantly killed by a number of Chllenos, at Coulters ville, Mariposa county, on the 21at of April, as he was leaving a fandango tons*. A bill to exempt Meiggs from prosecution, if h* should return and tell on his accomplices, had been passed tar the Senate of California by a vote of 17 to 10. Division of CalUbrnla. CALIFORNIA, COLORADO AND SHASTA. Tlie House of Kepre?entatives. on the l"tli of April, in Committee of the Whole, took up the following Mm for the diviition of the State: ? The People ot the State of California, represented ia Senate end Assembly, do enaot aa follows:? Section I. 'I here ?hall be created ami established oat of the territory embraced within the following boundaries to wit: commencing at the poiut of intersection of the forty second degree or north latitude w'th the one hundred ud nineteenth degree of longitude went trom Greenwieo; thence running, in a straight line, in a southeasterly direc tion, to the river Colorado, at a point where it interseota the thirty fifth degree of north latitnde; thenne down the mid dle of the channel of the laid river, to the boundary 11m between the United State* ai d Mexico, ae established by the treaty of May So, 1*H: thence running west and along said boundary line to tbe Pacific Ocean, and extending therein three English miles; tbence running In a Dorthwoaterly di rection and following the direction or the Paciflo coaat to the lorty second degree ol north latitnde; thence on the lin e of the raid forty second degree of north latitude to tb? place of beginning; alss, all tbe Island*, harbor* and baya along and adjacent to the Paoiflo coaat. Bee. 2. The territory embraced within the following bound aries, and taken from the territory doecri led in the tret section of this act, commencing at the mouth ef the Pajaro river, running up said river to the summit of the eonet range to the thirty -seventh degrt-e of north latitnde; thenoe da* east to the summit of the Sierra Nevada mountains; then** northeatt to the State line; thenoe along said line to tfc* boundary line between the Cnited State# and Mexioo; then** along said toundary line to the Paoills ooean, and extend ing therein thre- hngliah miles; thenoe running in a north westerly direction, and following the dlreotion of the Paclto coast to a point doe west of the mouth of the Pajaro river; thence due ca?t to t%e point of beginning; also, all tha iilandt, bsrbora anil bays along and adjacent to the Paoifio coast, shall oonstitnto tbe State of Colorado. Sec. 3. 1 he territory embraced within the fellowiag bound - aiies, aed taken lrom the territory described In section Scat of this est, commencing at the mouth of Maron's river, thence running due eaat to tbe southeasterly line, as de aeribtd in the flrat section; thenoe along and on said line in a northwesterly direction to the boundary line between California, as described in tbe firat ace' ion, and the Terri tory of Oregon; tkenoe running west aim* said boundary line to tbe Pacific ooean, and e*fendi?? therein three Baa lish miles; thence running in a aoutheaatarly direotioa, aad following the direction of tbe I'aoiitc ooast to a point do* weat of tbe month nf Karon's river: theuoe running east to the point of beginning; als>, all the ialands, harbors and bays aioBE and adjacent to the Pacific ooast, shall eoasM tute tee stat<' of Shaeta. Sec. 4. That part ot ths territory embraced within tha boundaries as < escribed in tbe first section of this aet, and not embraced within tha boundaries as described in the se cond and third sections ef this aet, shall be the State ef Ca 1 iforatn. S'c.5. Tbe people residing within the Terri toriee of Oele r?do and Shaeta shall be. aid they are hi reky, authorised sa sion as the consent of the Cangreas of the United Statoa shall hate teen obtained thereto, to proceed to organise each a State government, under such rnles and regulations as aaa prescribed in the constitution of the United Mates and the State ef California Sec. A. So aoon as separate governments shall be estab lished 1 n the new Stoles ol Colorado and Shasta, at tfce first sesrior.s of tbe l.eaislaturea thereof, they ahali appoint each a oommi'aioner by Joint ballot, to act with a similar ono to bo appointed by the State ef California, whose da lice it shall be to ascertain the entire amount of the debt m I the State of California, and they ehall apportion itaaaoest to be paid by each State, which amount shall be s insilsbaad by reference to tbe amount <f property owned aad aaa sessed by the InhnMtaats of each State. Seo. 7. The commissioner* thus appointed shall take aa their basis tbe last aseeesmont ef property uaade by tM re spective assessors of State and oounty taxes, taaieertafca the ameunt which each shall pay. See. f So soon ns the Commissioners shall have asoertala ed tbe amtant to be paid by the 3' ate* of Colorado aa1 Shaita, the Gov era or thereof shall cause to he Issued bonds ef the State, payable to the State of Cahfornia. bearing tha same rate of interest whieh the State of California i* now paying, and hate the same delivir- 1 to the Tmasarer of tta sefcto Of Call eraifi, for the use and benefit of tke State. Sec. 9. AU the requirements and powera ol the eonstitn tion of the State ef California shall apply and be in Ml force and effect la the new Statee of Colorado and Shasta, and shall net be altered or ohanged by the people ths* so# until the expiration of one year from the date of themrma tlon of a State government In said Statee. ... . - p - gialaturos of the Statea tlea of the debt ef the State of California. Mr. Pirn m contended that the boundaries *f Stat* could not be changed without an alteration *f tka constitution lie mon5 that the camnrittea Hyt amd teoemmend tbe indefinite Mr. Dorofjm rwn*rk#d tbat tbjStst# wm too m sir. for oae State, n* jf from Home uutx of til? fHut#, WujcIi cioNq W* had refused to appropriate money ba eat, *e It wa* only one Stata, and it was not fairly rayra seated in Ceng res* in consequence of its betag aaa Btst# We have a Rtata capable of supporting tear times' the a population of any otbar SUta, ex aayt Texas. He sdmittad that at the preaent Mm* there was a* data, but when the next census was taken It would he shown that there was a sufficient area for population to sup port three 8tate* aad governments Mr. FmuoiLL supported the bill aa aa act of neoeesUjr and ol justice U the southern portion of tk' State, Tof