Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 16, 1855, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 16, 1855 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. JARRS fiORDOl BIIIKTV, rMruMo* amd uMtoa. emes ?. ?? OOANMK 0F R.tMiV 4KB ^TITON M. fyiw JC* . .Km. MS 4W0i4iCMBNTK TO MOBSOW KTOMRQ. IUIDVU TUKaTKK, i)rotulw?y?&ivu*?Muvtt *i.a 5*a?*. MH Urvwtinj? Soll>i?..?? Th?mk Saw BOWaKY TUKaVRK, Bwiij - IU>ui-Bui Tut Boat ?vuin BUAToN'S TUUIIK, 1 tinwhwn fturMt-Ajl lir.oui fMll ? *4'Hi 1'ikl MJ.d HaU.m'.K d THK4M8, Hro*dw?y ?Ptou?ft~ To Pa & cava tan Ouakdiamii. VOOD'* Ml.N tRfifl, 414 BrVftdw*}- Akiotuji Ttm tma i hot*. BPCKI " V8 tfrRLPBQlTR i>PBRA HOUR*, #89 BroaM ?V BdhwBhOS UVftMA 4Nii - Minn At) a l KM Y C ALL. MS Hroulwftjt-Bnroruji Musical and luiiitaraita inmttiiaaaaw. ?KOK ? Nil's' HALL, 47* Broadway- Ammica* JpvftlflLft B?1X Kmutk: kku VwMM. *'?? lor?, Buutluf, twctUMr 15, 1855. Tke News. The United States Senate did not meet yesterday, having adjourned over till Monday. In the House the monotony of balloting for a Speaker was diver ged by a spicy debate upon a proposition?pre sented by Mr. HUkman, (dem.) of Pennsylvania? that alter the Hiatielh vote all but tbe two highest candidates be dropped, and that oue oi these two be ehoeen. Of course the motion won rejected. There ata no re porta of new combinations. Col. Orris ?till regarded as an available man, but the time to try him lias not yet arrived. Probably the roedita tlans of the Sabbath may lead to something better than the caucuses of preceding days. Who knows? The Washington Unwu of yesterday contained the following interesting item of intelligence:?"We are informed that a person who desires to remain unknown has sddrest ed to the ohief of the Hussion legation a check for four thousand dollars to be transmitted to his government. The unknown donor, who only signed the initials W. Y., states in his letter that, full of admiration for the gallant de fern e of Bebastopol, he semis this liberal sum of money to be distributed among the widows and or. phans of the Koi-fliun soldiers who fell bravely fight at)- for their homes against foreign agressors.'' We publish elsewhere the call of the soft shell democratic Htute Committee for a Htate Conven tion, to meet at Syracuse on the rtli of January, to ehooco delegates to the National Convention at Cincinnati. The Board of State Canvassers have certified to the election of Samuel L. Belden, as Judge of the Court of Appeals for the long term. The fact that wme extensive inacuracies in the spelling of Mr. Seidell's mime had been discovered, fed to the ap prehension tliut he would 1k? ruled out by the Boerd. The contest for State officers in Wiscousin, on the (vth ult., was a very close one. The election of 13aist \v (dem ) and Bashford (black republican) lias been churned at varions times by the papers advocating tbe principles of the respective candi dates for (lovernor. Yesterday, however, was the time fixed by law for the Htate canvass, and the following telegraphic despatch, giving tbe result, was received in this city last evening from Hon. A. T.Cray, Secretary of State :? in all ibe oooniie" in the State Governor Barxtow's iov joritj is cue hundred and forty-three. Captain Ilaven, of tbe bark Chieftain, arrived at this port yesterday from Aux Caycs, reports that when he left it was very sickly at that place, espe cially among tbe shipping, as all the vessels in port bad bad more or less sic knees on board, and a great many deaths had occurred. Samuel 13. Haven, se ound officer of the Chieftain, aud youngest son of the Captain, aged twenty yearn, died on board, ol fever, on the lltb ult. Oliver King and Warren 0. Ayres, the first named ?eccutly a hctelkecper in Lowell, Mas.-., and the latter formerly a broker in Boston, were tares;cd on Friday night at laiwrence, Mass., charged with hav ing committed the robbery of fifty thousand dollars hi gold from the American Express Company, while m transitu between Dubuque and this city. Two other persons arc also in custody upon a similar charge. The Ifeury Clay Fire Insurance Company, of the city of New York, after an investigation by Mr. Barnes, under the direction of Comptroller Cook, has been " found wanting.'' Consequently, as in the case of several of its bogus cotemporaries, its doois will be closed. We give in another column on aecoant of an ex tensive conflagration which occurred yesterday morning at Noe. 17 and IS Canal street, whereby pro perty to the amount of upwards of one buudred tkuuMind dollars was destroyed. From the official report of the City Inspector we team that tire whole number of deaths in the city during the past week was 346, namely, 59 men, <19 women, 1.17 boys and 90 girls-- a decrease of 22 on the mortality of the week previous. There were 8 deaths of bronchitis, II of consumption, 19 or iutlain. nration of the lungs, 2 of bleeding uud 2 of conges tion of the lungs, 5 of diarrhoea, 3 of dysentery, I of cholera. 8 of inflammation of the bowels, tl of con gri'tion of the brain, 10 of dropsy in the bead, 5 of diceuse of tbe aeuit, 5 of inflammation of the stomach, 7 of typH- s fever, 4 of palsy, 37 of con vnLsions (infantile), 15 of cronp, 10 of debility, 32 of scarlet /ever 4 of hooping cough, 15 of jnaraimc >, (infantile.) cud 2 of smaJlpox. There were nlso 4 prcivaiur- birth.-', 31 cases of stillborn, and 7 deaths froio idoisnt eagres. The following is th-' classification of dis-mes Bones, joints, Ac., 2; b.ain and nerves, 4>ii ; generative organs, 3 ; heart and blood vessels, lH; 'uugs, throat, Ac., 105 ; skill, .Vc., and eruptive ft wen, 37; stillborn and prema ture bill lis, 35 ; RtonVmU, bowels and other diges live organs, 52 ; unci Ttair. scat and general fevers, 28 ; urinary organs, 6 ; Old age, 1. The nativity table gives 250 natives of the United States, 61 of IfclunJ, 1(1 (f ' icrmati V, ? of England, aud the re mainder of vuriosa Etonqteat countries and British America. The sales of cotvton yeaterday footed up about ! ,200 I !c-, the mai ket closing quite steady. The stor k at 'Jus port ?'Otintied to be qnitc light, and restricted transaction ? Floor was without change of moment from the previous day's quotations, while salo/i were modec. ?tc. In wheat, the v cw? of buyer* au .1 Hellers were* separated by about four or five cents ptr bmbeL Beyond a curgo of prime Southern wliile, i t F-2 ?<V-or milling, and a small lot .v. thcrn dtrmgvd, V mrics were reported. Corn war withont change c f moment. Cofl'ce was steady, with a rale of 1,090 1 V*' tUo at p. t Sugars were qniti steady; hot sd v wore without Importance, icing die ked by the i ? leniency of the weather. Freight* were steady. t v??-el was chartered for txmdoii i? rrv din t, to lw vl with flour and grain, i.d incib< r to Antwerp, t * load with flour, grain and cotton, lit full rates. Titr I'oi.iiTF. Couhtttton The trials of Jo ige Stuart and Ilaker, t Mid the investi gation lately in pi ogress l> f"re ^0 l'?gis lative Committee, Lave let pei "umc accrete with regard to the p. *l'ce force in this city. Eleven hundred m<*i t there are, more cries*, among us, drawing a stlary from the city for their servicea as keupet * of order and enemies of vice and crime; it becomes 4jnitc curious to know bow many of tfvui are thieves, tow many levier- of black mail, .how many professional " su kers." On the Stuart trial, it came to light tb^t members ot tbe police force, werc'ftjendi aiioi* , Associates oi the wi^ft claui of thieves. They > .iew th?m familiarly, went to their house,*, as siciatcd with them, ey mpalhucd with thc/u. and apparently rejoiced when tbey escaped the band" of justice. On the Baker trial, the line be tween the professional fighting man and the po int u an, wa? drawn so narrow that they blend ed together, till it became almost impossible to ray where one began and the other ended. It appeared that men wearing the police uniform engaged in 1'gbtn with regular shoulder hit ters?not prottesional lights iu the discharge of their duly as police officers and tor the preservation of the peace; but fights of the very kind which tbey were paid fourteen dollars a week to suppresa Finally, the investigation before the Legislative Com mittee discloses an utter rottenness in the police arrangements which even surpasses all former disclosures in infamy. It appears that tnany of these paid guardians of the public peace prey like vultureB on the unfortunate women who are outlawed by modern society, tax them *cr presents when they go out on tar get excursions, tax them for preseots at New Year and Christmas, levy toll upon tbem when business takes them that way, and extort money from them when they meet, the whole being in consideration of the high and mighty protection ot the rascally officer, who can obtain a dis charge for an unprotected female when arrest ed and taken to the station boiiBe, and who, when required, can drop in discreetly and ter rify an insubordinate girl into submission to her tyrannical mistress. We likewise learn that besides these pariahs, not a few of the force are in leagne with a parcel of sharks who hang abont the Tombs in order to prey upon the criminals and prisoners. We are told that it 1b usual, a daily practice, which has existed for years, for keepers and officers at the Tombs and other station bouses to sell to cer tain lawyers the monopoly of the cases of the prisoners under their control for a remuneration equal to from thirty to forty per cent on the gross amount extorted from the poor prisoners. One lawyer?of respecta ble standing? tells us that he used to do this, but when the police raised the per centage fr<m thirty to forty per cent, he retired from the business, as he did not care to pay so much; and now, he says, no matter how ardently a prisoner may desire tohavehim for his counsel, it iB impossible for him to act, for the keepers of the prisons will not allow him to communi cate with his client. Now, we ask the Legislature at Albany whether these things can or ought to be tolerated ? Was there ever anything worse than the factB we have related, in the most corrupt city of Europe in the most cor rupt age? Was there anything worse at Rome at the time when even the vigor and the venom of a Tacitus failed to depict the corruption of the place? And what shall we deserve if we submit to this and allow this legislative session to pass without the enact mfin of a new charter wKh wholesome pro visions? Lord PMmtr?l?n and 31r? Marcy. Now that the war rumors have passed away, aud Englishmen and Americans have ceased to ihiiih about cutting each others throats, it is curious to note what share in the business of embroiling the two countries properly belongs to the lending statesman of each. It so hap pened, curiously enough, that at the t'uie the misunderstanding took place the leading statesman in Great Britain was a thorough political adventurer, who has held all sorts of others, and professed all sorts cf principles, for the snke of office and power? namely, Lord Palim-relon; while the leading statesman in this country waB Mr. Marcy?of all American politicians the one to whom the epithet of ad venturer most appropriately belongs," aud the one who has shown the moHt conclusively in the course of Lis political career that his ideas never rise above the spoils, and that be too is ready at any time to form part ot an adminis tration with men of uuy, every, and no princi ples at all. Neither Palinerston nor Marcy are men whom the publio voice called to the position they occupy. Palmorston is au old back politician, trained to the regular routine of British Cabi net business; all who take an interest in Bri tish politics will remember the murmurs of disapprobation which came from the British press and people when ho last took office. They wanted a strong man, fitted to grapple with the difficult crisis in which England was placed; but, owing to the peculiar organization of the British Parliament and executive departments, they could not find any one with strength and connections suffi< ieut to form a government; nod therefore old Lord I'almerston was pitched upon, ns a ministre de circon>'<ince. Just in the same way, Mr. Marcy was the last man in America to manage the foreign policy of Mr. Pierce's administration. lie had had no experi ence in loreign politics. He knew nothing of European affairs. He had never resided abroad, lie was merely a lair average lawyer and judge; but be had, from his influence in his political party, established a claim on tbo tri umphant "lemocrats In 1852, v. hich the Secre taryship of .Siate alone seemed adequate to satisfy. Many b?tter men there were for the of) < ?; but New York r> quired to be repaid for her services at the election, and the only mode of effecting this, without utterly disor ganizing the party, was to elevate Mr. Marcy to the Premiership ?like Lord Palmerston, a tnir ittn de cirremetnnce. The parallel may be carried out still fur ther. Both Pa inorston and Marcy are in triguers, and figure habitually in one or more characters at the same time. The former is a pv< fes??d liberal of the largest sympathies. 11 is a'l lor the people, all for free institu tions and extensions of he suffrage?in bis speeches; but privately, he is on very good ttrmswiih tb< court, and pretty much the friend of the ar;: tocraey at a pinch. When he goec down to his constituency, he addresses the farmers in language that might fall from Mr. Cobdtn himself; wbou Prince Albert, or the aristocracy are assailed in Parliament, they have no warmer friend or stouter defender than he. Compare Marry. To judge of his democracy by his speeches and letters, Thomas Jeff'.'r?on himself had not a more vivid sense ol the rights of man, or a more thorough will to abolish all the abuses of nepotism, routine and pmonal favoritism. Yet in his acts there is not a ntore unswerving purtisan of the clique system of government than Mr. M.ircy. All he docs is by aud for a clique. lie has round bfm a select circle of domineering demo crats, and will rerogni?c no one who does not bow to them aud accept their law. There is cot nn old nest of nr}H>tism in the country fc,\rhdocH not rely on Mr. Mar y for a defence. Ti c Mine similarity previfiis in their policy. Both are intensely fond of blustering, and, It moat be added, equally fond of terminating a quarrel by a profuse outpouring of apologies and assurances of regard for their adversary. Bo h are naturally indolent and haughty in tb?'r language and demeanor; hut both are accustomed to be set down with marvellous ease, and submit with philosophy. Endowed, in short, with ro small share of the character of ihe coward and bully, these two men, finding themselves in a position of power and authori ty, have indulged their instinct so far as to jeopardise the peace existing between the countries over which tbey are set. They soon perceived the danger and quickly receded from the foolish positiou they assumed at first; But the lesson will not be lost on the public. And when the time comes for the publication of the correspondence, the people both here and in England will measure the expense and cost of indulging themselves in the luxury of minitOcs tie circvttetance, by an inquiry into the cost of a war between the United States and Great Britain. The Private <Jor*e?pondenee ?f Hen 17 Clap? Ugkh ana BUi?te??r Politic*. There in ? vast amount of interesting mat ter in what it) published as the private corres pondence of Mr. Clay, liberal extracts from which we lay before onr readers. The public mind likes to look behind the formnle of official routine and ceremony, to ascertain how the great personages who enter tain the world contrive to get along? with mere private affairs. History ia made np by far too much of the movements of armies, thp discussions of legislators and the corres pondence of diplomatists. In thiB way that which mak"s history?the whole inner life, the ' daily walk and conversation?ia concealed or counted as unworthy of notice. Instead of ! tracking out prominent individuals-in place, | in fact, cf individualizing nations, care seems to hove been taken to present the public with ! nothing but the mere exterior of the castle, the paint and varnish of the structure. 1'eihapH in no case within the range of our j existence as a nation could a person be selected i whose private acts and associations are of Buch general interest as those of Henry Clay. Ii not the greatest man which our country has produced, he is undoubtedly the fittest repre sentative of .American ideas and life, lie was cast in the finest American mould; not whit tled out and driven into a place in society, but a full natural growth. As a whole, he was the ablest statesman we ever had. He went off the stage of life nearer than any other as he came on. He was at once the most extreme and the most moderate man in the republic. Mr. Clay was the very embodi ment of the constitution itself. In saying this we would not be understood as endorsing all bis theories; for many of them had reference rather to Mr. Clay as a politician, as the leader of a grcRt party, which he was permitted to counsel, but had not always the power to con trol. He advocated the charter of a national bank, a high protective tariff*, a grand scheme of internul improvements by the general government: bat these were projects of a party which was organized in opposition to General Jackson. This is teen by reference to his cor respondence. It is interesting to observe as late as the summer of 1827?two years after the election of Mr. Adams?how sensitive was Mr. Clay on the subject of the federal policy of the elder Pre sident Adnras. Speaking of the latter, he says "1 gave all the effect 1 could in,private circles' (he was too young to be in public life) "against some of the prominent measures of that ad ministration, and what I believed to lie its ten dency, if not the ultimate aim of some of its principal supporters. But I could not allow myself to transfer my dislike of the adminis- 1 tration of the father to the person and public character of the son." Mr. Clay was a democrat in its broadest and deepest sense. Previous to what was termed the " bargain and sale" of 1824, whicj? resulted in the election of Mr. Adams over Gen. Jack son, and the appointment of Mr. Clay to the post of Secretary of State, then supposed to be in the line of safe precedence to the White 1 House, Mr. Clay had been the acknowledged republican leader in the national Legislature. J 14e wub reared in Kentucky, a frontier State, where they made nothing but liberal, patriotic 1 men. There were no disunionists in those days. Even Colonel Burr, who was believed to be a traitor to the Union, writes to Mr. Clay as early as 1806, and having been charged with origi Duting a scheme looking to a dissolution of the States, says: "I have neither published a line on this sulject, nor has any one through my agency, or with my knowledge." The truth is, Colonel Burr, in those times, could hardly ob tain a bearing amongst our black Hpublicans. 011 the basis of what he did in opposition to the government. Traitors then were rare pro ductions. Mr. Clay was Colonel Burr's coun sel, and believed Lis client guiltless of all de signs to impair the integrity of our national compact. We can readily imagine that amongst a people like those of Kentucky, bold, daring, chivalrous and patriotic, it would be difficult to understand bow an American could devise means to sever the bonds that bound us toge ther as one people; just as difficult as it Is now for a true patriot to comprehend how an abo litionist and negro worshipper can be anything else than a traitor to his country. Perhaps no mun in the United States ever passed a prouder, a more cloudless career than did Mr. Clay during the first twenty years of j his public life. lie was the observed of all observers?the chief object of attraction by all parties?the nation was literally waiting for a lew years to be added to his youth to crown him with its highest houors. The great secret of his strength was. after all, his hu manity-his pre-eminent social qualities, united as they were with wonderful common sense. Hewss, as we have said, a natural growth?a full grown and well cultivated man by the pow ers of his admirably balanced and Intuitive mind. He was no student of other mcu's thoughts; be always relied opon his own, and he was sale beyond any man of his day in do ing so. It has always been a marvel how such a person became intimately associated with Mr. Adams, and a violent opponent of General Jackson. There is one marked resemblance between the latter?they were both distinguish ed for self-reliance, a characteristic which made the one the most distinguished aud suc cesslnl statesman, and the other an unsuc cessful leader of a party. They were new statesmen?Western men-a portion of our country hereafter morethau in the pa?t, which is likely to produce our best warriors and our most acceptable political guides. Mr. Clay wrote to F. P. Blair on the 8th of Jauuary. 1 1 $16?the innlTtmrT of the bottle of New Or leans?in regard to General Jack so a and Mr. Adams, thus:?" To both of those gentlemen thi re are strong personal objections." To the former he was moved by policy alone, as he was a General, and he feared the example^of his election as a long stride towards building op a military spirit not at all in harmony with our institutions. Three weeks afterwards, iu another letter to Mr. F.lair, it will lie seen be | uairows down Gen. Jackson's claim*, and fixes those of Mr. Adams upon negative grounds, thus:?"Mr. Adams, yon know well, I should never have selected if at liberty to draw from the whole mass of our citizens for support. But there is no danger in his elevation now, nor in time to come. Not so of hiH competitor, of whom I cannot believe that killing two thousand live hundred Englishmen qualities tor the various difficult and complicated duties of the chief magistracy." Mr. Clay was no petty office seeker. Up to 18'2f> bis public career had been that of a statet man of the very highest grade. Lie says, iu a letter to Judge Brooke, on the 4th of February, of that year : " My dear sir, I want no offica When have 1 shown an avidity for office ? In rejecting the mission to Russia and the Depart ment oi War under one administration ? in re jecting the same department, the mission to England, or any other foreign mission, under the succeeding administration ?" Undeniably, subsequent to this, and when he had been driven into fellowship with the living elements of the old federal party, he was compelled to descend to the employment of a little of the intrigue which Mr. Van Bnren and Mr. Marcy were so soon to introduce into the election contests of the country. But in truth Mr. Clay was no politician. He was an opeo, outspoken, candid man. His associa tions imposed upon him most uncongenial la bors ; if we had no other evidence of this fact, it ought to be sufficient that never after his connection with Mr. Adams was he able, us be fore, to sway the popular mind and carry it with him. Half and more of the power of a leader is in the thorough earnestness aud self conviction of the truth und justice of his posi tions. He became allied to the banking, man ufacturing and commercial interests, ami be was their idol; but unfortunately they were not ns great in numbers as in respectability. They besieged Congress for favors; and this fact alone was enough to raise up against them the great agricultural classes, who believed themselves charged with all the benefits ex tended by legislation to the former. Mr. Clay maintained his ascendency in his own State alone ; but before his death was impressed with the full consciousness that his crrorB were for gotten by his countrymen, and his pre-eminent services and his boundless love ot country only remembered. Fhkstoent Pierce's Proclamation auai.vst the Nicaragua Fujububtbes.?Considering the lateness of the season for the proclamation of the President of the United States against the

Nicaragua filibusters, many of our innocent readers will perhaps be puzzled to understand what ]{r. Pierce is driving at. For six months past, Gen. Walker has been permitted, without molestation, to collect bis troops in California, and ship them ofT to Ni caragua, in that great enterprise of the libera tion and Americanization of that benighted country, and of the equully benighted regions that surround it. Why did not the President issue this proclamation of his six, four, three or two monthB ago? Why docs he issue it now, when it is like locking the door after the horse has been stolen ? Cui bono ? What's the use of a proclamation after Gen. Walker has conquered Nicaragua, and secured North Ame rican troops enough to conquer all Central America? We suspect that Mr. Pierce does this to throw dust into the eyes of John Bull and "the slippery Northern democrats ot Con grees. To the former he desires to show bow scrupulously our neutrality obligations are re spected, in contrast with Crampton's enlistment outrages ; (o the latter he desires to show that be is really opposed to the filibustering subju gation and absorption of Central Ajwrica and Mexico for the benefit of the Souft. Further more, we imagine that this proclamation is in tended as a gentle hint to Col. Parker H. French, the Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary iroin Gen. Walker's govern ment to ours, that he cau't come in. Certainly, for all other purposes this dainty proclamation is behind time. It comes out after the filibus ters have gone in. Fashionable Intelligence. oranro OF ihk season?qhani> entertainment BY TBB SAINT NICHOLAS ASSOCIATION. The bull season wax Inaugurated on Friday evening, by the brilliant toirre ot the .-'alnt Nicholas Association, at the Chinese Assembly Rooms. This is the second anna entertainment given by this association, which fa com posed of the employes of the hotel. About tnar hundred persons were pre-ent, including many of the dinting r. 'ti ed ?neet" of the hotel, and was as well dressed and w?l] bred an aseemblagc of the same kind as we have ever seen. Ex-Oovernur Seymour entered the hall about ten o'clock, and was received in the most cordial and enthu siastic manner. Judge Ingersoli and other distinguished persons also participated in the festivities <>f the evening. The mosic waa furnished by Manahan's Band, and :1.3 following is the 4 ORDER OF DANCiNG. 4 4 1. March and Kntiee...., ....St. Nicholas, t ^ 2. Quadrille..., Tjoadaell's Own.? I 8. Do. Acker's Set. > ? 4. Walts and Folks.. Wblteomb's ' 'omlng. j $ ft. J-panifh liance r-atteriecs* Choice, j ? 6. Quadrille, 1 Lea' and .Eg.... .i'eiris' Market Drill, i i 7. Do do. do City Fathers.) s 8. b'chot. I'oik a Retlowa lawlers' Buck wheats. > I4 ft. Reel un<l Jig Irish Washer woman. \ 10. Quadrille Cortanna - 11. Do. Minuet .New York Herald. { 12. Do. March Rogers' Grand March.; urriauuwaoN. ) ? 12. 1 'roioeuade flebastopol. ^ 414. Quadrille Ralcmub. $ 51ft. l'o. Banket Brown's Airs. ? >lt*. hehottifch, Walt.- and I olka -trs /ss. j 517. Jig Fox Hiin'er*. s j 18 Man uika and I'olka Redowa.. ..Ooales' Selection. ; ?1?. ftganl h Dance...., Majrrti.'s Quickstep.\ >20. Quadrlil#,., Mills' KxeeLdnri jil. Do Gallagher's Night Watch. I 122. Virginia Reel ...Mono Race. $ j2c. WaMt. Kedosra and Schot.. .Fred Pass the Bottle. J i'x4. QiisdiUle..., Martin's Best. 1 $26. Walts Webb's l ight Artillery. J l'.'8. Finale ' Home, .-weet, Berne, j The allair tLrcngNont was s splendid success. Among he ladies present we Bitice<l as pre-eminent for beanty and taste in dress the Misses l *i*s, daughters of the Dre ridentoftlu Mend all on. Every arrangement we-made to facilitate the enjoyment of the guests, and the re-ual.<n was a most plevirr. one to all e n *rne I. Merer*. Mills and Deiris were par* icnlarly affable end graceful in the dl-charg- of their dutka. CoronoM' Inqarsti. As HnenoWN Man For*? Imnw.vxn,?Coroner <1 Doo nell held en in>in*?t on Thnreday at the fojt of Warnm street, upon the body of an unknown u,* i about 26 rears of sge, who was found drowned at 1 his pom: on Wednesday afternoon. The deceased had idt;k hair and ey< nowhi-k- s; *i" dre ?ed In a hi*-* frock qna!, overalls, Canten fl*> o?l draaes and undsraliirt. in hD ro?- esslon were fonnd three '-uiali pass b *>ks, ? h >w Nig tVdeidly that he had heea eng-v?! ,, a foremin shv,, ? d *# < r ro*l passer on board "ne of !h> steam hi; r the body barl m t been in the w*'r- ir o t, ai48 hours Tae jtxrf i-udfted a v? ri ct of dsn . frow ^owning Pity Intelligence. 1 jm mora rwiC. TiinHua.?Mr. T. B. Parker, oee o Ike Hel Rale pilot*, pamed by the ateamor 0. Vonderbilt, ashore at Ward'* lata ad, on Friday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, aud be report* that she was then sunk and fall of Water at high water. This wan ooufirmed by report* or propeller Wei tehcxter, wbleh here at 6 P. M. tr<n> Pivekenee. Htoaia t"?s Qun'reei aod Hercules gut i If ljiat <1 ibe freight end fu nilure aod brougut it tithe city. Nothing remains on board that can b? in jured by ratt water. 1 lie steumtugx returned Friday eveiiirg, with ? alexin pump, he., lor relieviug the C. V. Auvkmiuub <j? * Night.? About 4 o'clock Wat Sunday morning a gentleman, ha fir g at the St. Nicholas Hotel, wax alarmed by then' tee of a footfall near hi* bedside, ami on lot king ap, new tbe figure and five of a invn on wlii ih the light fr<m the hallway fell distinctly. With groat presence of mind he lay perfectly attll waiting until the fellow got pant him, wheu he iutended to jump up and err.uit tbe floor ao that he could not e-icape; but instead ot walking pant the bed, the iotruder n'e; -id gently to tbe aide of it, ar.d placed bis band upm. the face and nock ofits occupant, who, fearful t iat the folio* wn* abrut to out bia throat, sprung to hlx feet. The suppose 1 roboor fled for aud out of Itie door, tne gentlcrom, minus his brrechea, aud in garmen s appruli'rat'.ng Id scantiness to tboxe worn by Adam iu his daye of innoceucx. bolted after blm atan astonishing ru e of loc Jinotion. Hp stairs, through halls and corridors, dashed the affrighted thief and bix ixeited pursuer, till iho former disapiiOarnd through the xeuttie i t Urn roof. Tbe cool air restored .he gentlemen to ? icnse of tbe s autlnox* of his hubili nontx, xo he stopped and called for axiistauee, when an old man, near ,0 ycarx nf age, wax lnuud on the roof of the hotel, who could gixe no account of himself, and who bad no money on Id* perron. The man wax secured. and, ou Tnssiay, on being taken before the magistrate at Jelfer xon market, wax rllNchargcd, ax no go< dx were foumf In bix pctceatdon, and, therefore, no chaige could lie against hiii. Sm kmobb and Putin at Ska Cupt. llAtupton, of brig Abliy Taylor, arrived yesterday from Axpinwall, reports Pied at xea, Now. ?0, Bernard Dally, of Providence, R. 1.; also, Nov. 24, John Flanigan, of Charleetown, Max*. Both of the above men were taken on board for charity sake, and were very idck, and destitute of everything. Pastern papers plcaxe notioe. The friends wishing auy further information will apply to Francis Sple, No. 78 Broadway, where they will Hud a r?r[*t bag, containing sundries. Also, died Nov. 26, William Bennett, seaman, working hi* passage. He belonged to I/mg Island. Capt. H. also reports:?Four of his men were sick tbe entire oarisge, and bring short banded, tried to put into Key West; but it coming on to blow, wax compelled to work tbe vessel home wtlh but two officers and two seamen. Capt. Haven, ot bark Chiettaio, arrived yesterday from Aux Cayex, reporti:?Died on board, Nov. 11, riamuel 1). Haven, of lever, second officer and youngext son of the captain. *ged 20 i ears. He al-o reports that when he left It wax very sickly at Aux C.yes, especially among the shipping, as all the vessels in port have had more or less sickness on board, and a great many deaths bad oc curred. Tn? Bon cm WARrnort-ts is Bkoadwat.?The largo bonded warehouie in Broadway has recently been con verted Into fine stores, the government goodi heretofore kept at that place being tea lercd throughout the lawer pait of tbe city in private establishments rented by tk? government. The new stores will be very fino ones In their way, and will vie with any iu the lower part of the city. Tbty ate >o lie cosnpted by Messrs. John Oihon * Co., Mr. hrederi :k O. hwan, Messrs. Mitchell A 1'ott, Messrs. Wm. Brand A Co., aud Messrs. tturges, .Shaw A (o. N*w Statiom Hoiixfb.?There are two new station house* now in tbe course of erection?one ix at Ksxex market, for the Tenth district, and one in tbe Twelfth ward. They are to be large and commodious, and will baTe forty cells, separated from each other, and furnish ed with all proper accommodations for holding courts, with apartments for captain, Ac. As u general thing, tbe station houses in tnii city are in excellent coalition, and much superior to our pol es courts. Trie 8inu Hinh Fmmiiv In the aocount given of tho Flag Sing prison fire, it was stated that one of the engine companies refused to woik until paid therefor. Wc are informed that tbis is a mistake; that tbe engine referred to?No. "?wax out of repair, and mot in ? condition to lake part in puttirg out tbe lire. That, however, did not prevent tbe members of the company from working, as tbty old all they could with the other engluxx. We mention thix as an -not of simple Justice to tho Sing Sing finmta, to whom we make this aiiu-rtde honorable. Theatres *ixl Exlilbltlwia. Broadway IintATKK. ?Th? pieces announced for Monday evening, confuting of comedy and bulletin, are such as cannot fail to please the vi?l ora of the inOtrop ill' in the atre. Mr. UaiHoall has alwsjg o rntifbute-i by every means In lira power, to give eatlslactii n to bis patrons. To-morrow evening Sheridan's comedy of "foe Rivals." with the spectacular cxt/avaganxaof "Beauty and the Beast,'' aie ihc features selected. Tlie Jtrrenfle oras dlans are now favorites, ami require no more than the above announcement in order to secure a full house. Niuur's Garden.?It is almost ur necessary to son unco any ptogtamtne from the Ravel family, as they are justly such favorites, having slways, by ihetr light and amus performances, given entire satisfaction u> the patrons of Mblo'a theatre. To-morrow evening they appear in the comic pantomime ot the "Soldier lor Lowe," and the fairy pantomime of "Medina." No doubt Uu house will, ae usual, be crowded. Bowkrv Theatre.?Mr. Waldron, always desirous of contributing to the pleasure and amasenu-nt of .the |>at rons of thla old and favorite resort, announces for to-mor row evening a itch Intolbc'uat treat. Mrs. T. S Hamb 'id, an actress <f unqutslioned ability in the dramatic art, appears as tbe i'rince of Denmark, Mrs. Jordan as fjueen Gertrude, and Mrs. VVaid as the Ghost. The nau tical drama. "Ben, the Boats vain," with Mr. K. Eddy in the principal character, concludes the performances. Berth Ve Theatre.?The comic piece called an "Impu den' Puppy, or, The Man who Follows tho I.?dies," now playing in London with great success, is announced for to morrow evening. All of Burton's excellent company appear In the cast The American comedy of "False Pre tences," which hss received the commendations o.'all, wl'l ci nclnde the ainuscmeti Those who <vl"h to while away so hour ot two in pleasure should visit Burton's theatre. Wauaok'h Theatre.?Tlie great success which lias attended the production of the romantic drama of "Pau line," induces the management to continue i's lep'-esen. ta<iou, consequently it will he presented to-morrow even ing, with the same attractive cast, ind the entertain ments will ti minute with the much udmired comedy of "To Parent* ami Guardians." The manner iu which the drama is conducted In this establishment requires no further comment from us. Wood's Minfireia.?Tbe new I tall, 444 Broadway, Is nightly crowded, owing piinipatty to the excellent ma nagement of Mr. Henry Wood. The programme for to morrow evenir g, consisting ol a<gro minstrels, an 1 tbe farce of the "Mummy" will secure a full hours-. Pttvirr's PekEVADERS.?The burlesque operas ofthis celebrated ccuipany have given them a notoriety wlii rh their hall, from lespeelable audiences, proclaims. To morrow eienlng they give their usual negro minstrelry, together with the capitaljbnrlesque of "Lucretla Borgia." Ai .inrsY Ham ?The receipts of to-morrow evening are for the benefit nfj. W. Raynor, the great prima basso, null known as a favorite emong the patrons of negro min strelsy. The programme is one ot variety, as regard* vocal and instrumental pet f irmances. Mechanics' Raij. ?The j uvcnlle bell ringers and vocal ists, a company con'istirg of children from rive to ix te< n year* of age, are giving every evening amusements which give great pleasure arid deiiglrt to the audiences. Persona! Intelligence. ARRIVAL*. At the Pmltbsonlan House?Major Baton. V 8. A.; i'aplaln Porter, P. 8 N ; 1 apialn Hunter. U. 8. N , Ptofewwr Packard, B< wdnln College, a II. Mai n Baltimore, Air. Pea bod r, i?m dnn: J Tui her, Philadelphia; 'lob 0. i rsli, lis.; I 'sptolu Kits soll, V. P. A.; 8. f. Ogderi, ksq., Biockhrlugo, Msaa From Ravannah. In steaimblp Augusta-James > amubell. C D Wssbburn and Ldy, ltr L. Pavkm. llamry Wallace. Mt?s (! Ilarrir gtcn N Oadslr'o, Miss llsmhlln, Gen J A l)u, J Lovett, K A Slovens, W Malltii, MeLeoJ King?M in the steerage DEP AliTl'RK-r. For Hsvre, In e'saroshlp Union?Fraecols flohwarhal Con) Frsmoti, t'ant J ??'( oon? r, t.?iirln Je tumart, 11 Kuxter arid wife, A Al riiniid. t'bsPowrea. P Gerard, He; >. Mlm 0 Lawon, Mrs Itovo' andgirl, t'ba iiii hler. Kd ll'cbl-r, John f 8iepben, A Gorn onJ, J P Bergtioll, G Graune.rason, G Leveler, Vrv Magpard II .Msntrad. Mrs Majar. Janob Marvcnl, swuin gin Men lo. Alex Levy ily Pfolfer, F M*rtenl,G Pellegretl, A Peilegreiil, N Prelate. For Rlclunond, Ac , to the s'eamship Jome-lown- Mrs All rich!, W R .-dwsrda. R H Jones, Win,*,!, W Humor, I" H l)e Brnrg. R K Robinson, J <1 Jackann. A s Wr.ilaworU'. Edward Ian.I ert, George Stead. John K Dodge lady and eht'd, .' H (Iredell Messrs Williams A Pike, ' apt John IDirbmk. <> I. Thnrodlke, Jsmes Farrell, *r? 7. Ilowrs. A M Gnoriwick, A llnb.on, F A.berte?and M in the staarace. For f-Rvannah, to the steamship FiorM*- Mr Welch Mr Km erson, AO folsua. U II Bu'ler, J hid * A Ibsinrc-n, John Rac Hiibe.r>listn, Willliini II Oliver Throne II Is-r,.-ti and air, Mm Farr.uel Thompson, Miss F.hrabitb Ihompeon, Miss Maty He knnc,] ev (1 huihenaod, MrsNutliorlaii'l. Hiin Iftra, Alex aider W Fklanar. c-rice Kb t, () A Ring, i II Wo. ' wxand Isd}, 0 Gilds slid Indy. J 8 0. 1( rfk iady, 2 children and < ? rani; 8 Ttrbrix and lady, M A <? ibemenis. r'api 8 P UrtUln William II r*U I' K Wfleon. A W Wll' in. Rev. Ml c< 1 M ? win 'adv and cbi d; Vri gin ?s Mrs Oatbartna Murray, Jul Renins. .1 (v ? hs| u-, Mrs l ur i I ,.n<l -j .Lri M .. . drtle. M 8 llogard'is, J Man. V It Angers, K A* D-.,.ou, 8 11 Read, Wtttiau: J Matilo-and ft to the steerage. Omonpaoa Salt Sfrivob.?Operations h?ve clcsrd lor the season. The water was sunt off on the 1st instant, and neatly all the manufacturers are clj? rig up their blocks. The 8ymouse Journal says the amount of sal' In peeled on the Onondaga rait rtprtngs Beservatmu for the fonr weeks ending I'rtember 1, 18.T6, was aa ?Y>|. low.:? BtuhtU. Fyracnse 88,842 Falina 23.'i,4aT Liverpool lf)8 01 i Gedden t :",?os Total li'iU,68b 'lh' wbtde anvonut Inspected from January 1, ltoft. to I ecwwiber I, I84A, Is g,032,614 The whole ameniit daring the same time In 1864.... 6,703,0.18 Increa-e 208 876 Kswa hjr the Natlw. A loevmotive, attached to tba freight train from Au gixta to Atlanta,Ga.. exede, ledon ihe 7th inst .wh e go tig at rapid speed down grad. Mr J. J. Crawford, eaginse , ar" Mr. James McGuire, fireman, were both instantly killed. A r"*r?>o<# >le man ard valuable m hanto was last wres taken so the Insane department of the Erie eiun'y (N. V ) poor house r?tldly Insane, a fresh victim to spi tilttalitrt. The populationrf rrovidgnck, R, I., Acuoiding jo the stto1's just taken, is 47,786. THE LATEST NEWS. BY ELECTRIC AND PRINTING TELEGRAPHS. Judge of the Court of Appeal*. Albany, Dee. 16, 1866. The ?t?te OmvaPFer* certify the eleetiou of Selden ?b .luilge of the Court of Appeals. The American Exj>r<?m Rubber y? Arrest of the Mapposed Guilty Panic*. Boston, Den. 16, 1866. Olivier Klrg and Varien C. Ay tea wvre wintM last n'ght inffawrrnce by Messrs. Ham and Parage, Boston police officers, chaiv d with robbing Vho American Kx press, st the Went, of flfiy thousand dollars in gold, belonging to lhe goveiumeut, the particulars of whici were publi.hed some weeks since. The accused were arraigned tlio police oourt this afternoon, anil committed for examination on Wednesday. Their ball ni fixed at thirty dollars. Ayre* was recently a broker In this oi>y, aod King a hotelkceper in Lowell. Nothing I* yet made known of tlic evidence against them. W. V. White, tba express messenger, who had charge of the money between Chiougn and Detroit when it was stolen, is also under arrest, and circumstances strongly implicate him with the other*. A fourth |>erson Is also in custody. White, a shirt time aftar the robbery, left the employ of ihn American Express Company. Officer Best, of Buffalo, was instrumental in bringing the mat ter to light. The Amwkcag Veterans. U.o.TiMoKa, Dec. 16, 1865. The Amoekeeg Veterans, of New Hampeh re, arrived here this afternoon, and were received by a large mil iary escort. They are quarts red at the t.lhnor Uou?e, A bunquet will be given them at the Assembly Boom to-night. They leave for Washington on Monday. A Mew Trial Granted a Murderer. Koaiffmsu, Dec. 15, 1865. Martin Eastwood, who ban been under sentence <A death for rome time, for the murder of Edward Driest- n last sprirg, which caused much excitement, and whoso execution hud been stayed by order of tire Bapreni. Court, was granted a new trial to-day. State of lite Weather. OhTKiriT, Dec. 16, 1866. H rained here nil dav yesterday. The weather to day is dark and cloudy, wiii pros pre s of more rain. Tolkoo, Dec. 15,'1855. The weather here is a Uttle cloudy, and quite cold. Wind westerly. Oi.KVKt.ANn, Dee. 15, 1855 Weather mild and springlike. Wind southerly. Bt-ITAAo, flee. 16, 1856. Weather quite moderate, but cloudy. Rained all lust night. Amuon, Dec. 15, 1855. Weather warm and clear. Iak'kpoRt. Dec. 15, 1855. 'lhe ?rather is clear and cool here. Tnere was a sligiit fail of (now last night. Ror-itaeTim, Doe. 15, 1865. Weather beautiful, and more like Bep tern her thru J)u comber. Bout Byron, Dec. 15,1856. Weather eh ar, and rather warm for this time of the year. Wind southwest. Briucuan, Dec. 16, 1865. Weather quite warm this evening, au l thawing. Pros pects of more rain. ITtjca, Doc 16, 1855. Weather mild and cloudy, with the appnaranoe o! rain. Aliuny, Dee. 15, 1865. Weatln-r moderately warm, but cloudy and nasty. Wind ea*t. Trot. Dec. 16,1856. it has been raining, snow log and hailing here. The weather whs evnoilerutedy warm this morning, but thb. evening it is colder, and it will probably freeie to-night Markets. PHILADELPHIA 8T0CK BOARD. PRIIAOISLFUU, Dec 16, 1866. f-tocks steady T'ennsvlvnnia 8.ate ft's, 84-, Heading K. It., 45%; Long tslapd K. U., 12%; Morris I Anal 12%; Pennsylvania it. It., 4 J. Firm In 1V< w York* EXTENRIVE CONFLAGRATION?KTMAM RAW MILL MAHOGANY YARD AM) FOUR BUILDINGS' TOTALLY LEeTROYEl)?LOfcS ADOPT $110,000. Between four und live o'click pesterday morning, a flro broke out In tbe steam g?w mill of Lyman A Co., No. 17 ?Dd 10 Canal street. Before tbe llrcmeu arrlvxl the Are rpread throughout the rc?r buddings, Afad hi A very ahftrt time 'he whole mill wan enveloped in Heme*. The firemen soon arrived, but from the natuvool the mate rial on which the flame* ro l, tie- fire tlir som.-time .le fiid thtlr efforts, aud (oars were! seriously suUrtnined that the whole bWk through to Walker street would b> burnt to tbe gionod. The i);e, It is Huppnaed origiua'ed tnm overhcu'iug ? joma) of the machinery. Oa the li,th of August last the .same premise* took Are from tliat cause. I.j man &Co., who owned the stock of inahngtny, Am, in the null, estimate their losa at about $.10,00(1, ..a which tbey haee no insurance, the machinery belonged t > Geo. Bruce, and waa valued at about $12,000?total losa and no insurance. The buildings Noe. 16, 17, 19 and 21 C' street also belonged to Geo. Bruce; tbey wore eetl routed as b- lug worth *2 ),t 00 There is an lOMurance of $D,M0 on tlio buildings. The names of the companies we could not leain. I'avid Sweadtn < coupled a room in No. 17 as a turner'* shop; hi* stock a Ml tools are totally (k.troyed; Wt about $..(,'0: no ineuiance. Wm. I'owlio < cc.ipied a room in No. 18 for -atroll saw ing His loss in tools ant stack will bo about $1,000. We understand be Is not insured. Tli* second floor of No. 21 was occupied by J. T. Well lug, as a. pacl.ii g box manufactory?loss about t.uO. In surt'd for f.'.M). The third floor of No. 21 was ocoupied by John H. Mead, turner?loss about $600, covered by insurance in tt.. Wchanies' Insurance Company. (Failed.) 1 be fourth floor i f N". 21 wax occupied by A. Ibbert son. muiiutactuier of table knives?losa about $1,0)0 No insurance. Building N< ?< I* occupied bp Joseph Apidegate astt maingany yard; he si,stained about $600 damage to his Stick by wirier. No Insurauoe. The building Is owned by J. II. Cornell, Aral is damaged About $100. No ,naur tuco. Building No. 16, on the con cr of Elm street, wv eccu pud in the b isern-ut by W. Kucthy, cntlec. His loss will be abont iftl/C. No iusurame. Wm.Crewfo d, blejk uriih, al.o occupied cart of the basement. ills loss will be about $100. No inauranoe The first door was oce .pied by fa Frost, a* a II.(uoi store. His stock w.ta somewhat damaged bp w ater aid breakage lu i eo. ring it. Ho e* imates bis loss at about $;.(<>. lie ban 92. Us) insuraLce in the Natiunai Insurance ('??mpaTiy. The second floor was occupied bp Henry Ring, brass fouD' er. He estimates hia 1 < on slock, jastlorus and rPscMr.oiy at a's 'it $:0 090, on winch he has the follow lug Insurance :?Harmor.y $2,000; Intoi national, 91,000, tire o an, 8'.',GC0: St. Ni.:b .las, $i .000; llatnilton, $2,600. Total, 98. tffl Mr. liiooha marie auch arrarg-ments a* will enable him to ex oto all order* left with hira. Tbe 'biid floor wan .coupled by James Ntewnrf, marM slit; his stock, tools and pattern* were totally destroyed, vab el at abi at $8,OIK), on welch he has an insu.-.ui-ie of Id,'00, as follows:?Ft Nicholas 91 000; I'acifie, 92,000. li s fourth floor *u< occupied bv W. Woodsorth, as u bag menu'Actoiy. lie estimates his Ions at about 98,000 no Insurance. Tl.e tiftlx floor waa unoccupied. KLM STKRET No. ICi Ir?.n end ?'?el atore, h'pt hy J. F'rott; totai loss of ah rat tt 0"J. In ured fur 9b,000 in the Mechanics' Insurance '..mpary, (iiilMj. No. HO and lc:?*?? ond, third and f north floor* oe Mylrd by .I'kr. But IHeter as a pi no mmu'actorj, da maged by vru'er prokuuly about 9200, Insured In the Banditon 92 (CO and th? Mr?ropol|.?n 91,000. N<. 'V~I t jet part i ccu\ .ed by W. WilHaros. on'il Dtiroakir 1 t-. ab...,t9'i6, by water. No Insarancc. Hough*' r> ft tfrotbet uml >gwny dealers, No*. 88. 90, 92 an: "4 Walker s'.re-t. sustained some slight damags by water to their stock, probably 91fl0. The huttriligr elo bebng to Ilo ol ion & Brut bar, and are damaged about FlOb The i.< *n itisuraucof $5,00ti on-tockaad balMttag* ci| divided lu the Astor and 1/um lusu reuse ?' ti.pamct. Mr. Stewart, machinist, bvl com pic 'ed a per pet us 1 inoTior mac1 iu.- lor Me Lak-% the invcotor. Mr F'ssart ly g <*' sir.- 1411;, ?? iwd In .wring ths m* chine without <".^n . -c. au 1 v ? a>i*n,p doub' that pos toil'y wi 1 'eel "l.aukt t.a* "?wJl a> t$m owner who tluiikw that t>c '.as at last succeeded ta prouuc.lng tbe long Irs.k U fur power. hill* Iff LON'ARD PTRFET. 0 o'clock ye-t?rday morning a fire broke out U< tbe six story d?rl)ir>g known a? No. 5d leona'd street, oetupi"! a* a of tll-fime. formerly kept by Knu? fla'tlngs. but recently by Ellen Hamilton. The alanr called a porthn of the firemen from the tianal a'.reet Hre. and in a short lime It was extinguMreii. Tire loss wilf sm'Utit prrbably to about 91,000. The flro orrginaial frun. a dctsct In the futtiace heaters. There la an insurance ujon tbe furniture to ths> smotint or 97 "Oh?M 0(0 of which la In the I/.rlllard In surance Comp >bj, and 9o.'HjO in'h' Teoplo's Insurance Ccmpany. The lues on the b&ikiiag is also c.iveref by Insura'c It app<iirs that KlJen Hamilton, ths landlady, ilrst dfs rovorei the flreby wskiog up almost soflocatfs, by smoke. Mir slept in a 1 ack room, second floor, shr ran inimedi afely to the Iront window, and c.,Had out "fire" to a policeman s'anding opjx>>lts. He replied to her. to close ihe w'nduw, as she must be dream ing. (7 he fire in Canal street at tbe time mode <|uite a Ugh, ovst the city). No, aaid she, tlw? house is on f re, and continued to s ream out the alarm, r r. i iiieB wobe up Per Vn.alu b. s -<lers. The knockingat tbe doors -slih tb" al.itm of Are can be morn mainly In.aglf ed 'hsn deeerlbeo?tbe mals visiters ssl/ing ur> theG ? r,. ?.i 'f- 1 <>'..?? add ot^er articlsa of clothing, ami sto-h a scan t erlng tor the treel 1 n well be underntood. The girl* aeltcd t_he first ar'te'e of eore-lng h indy. aud hnriKd down atairs half stiff,>eate<! with sis .k<?. to Hie p< lire s'a'len across the st-ee', where tbey were met by the oblbdng p? lice crps, who di1 *11 th-r could to make them comfortable and allay their frlgct. A man by the name of Jam** John eon, who aets aa a kind of