Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 6, 1856, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 6, 1856 Page 3
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MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS. M FMpowd Charter for the Oltjr mf Ntw York. A N A C T AMXND TBS CI1A11TEK OV TIIK CITY OK NBW YOBK. ?c. 1. Tbe Corporation, or body oorp ira'e n iw ?xl?t and known by the name of 'The Mayor, Aldermen Commonalty of the City of New York," akall rem tin I I continue to be a body poiltij and eo-pora'e in faot it in name, by the name ..f - The Mayor, Aolormea aid Mnmonaity of th. City of New York/ %r',d by th?- naue | ] 11 have perpetual succession, and b.) ab a to me and be ?djto plead and be l'nplos led, to an a-ver and to m au ?red, to defend and to oe defended, in u'l courts and eee, in all manner of a ctions. suits, cooulelu's. plea*, ?fee. matters and demaous whatever, and or what na e and kind whatever, in m full and atu>le m timer aad 01 ?*' ?"/ citieen; and shall be eatable to take, pur iee, hold, reneira and enjoy and to sail, deniss, m ?rt r*i ussign, C lsposs of, and convey in tee for life or as, or for years, or in any otlinr manner, any property, I or personal, of what nature, klul or quail >.y |atar.over; and may and shall hare aad u?e a comin m ?'i *nd n,*y alter or change the same at thalr pleasu a; p stall have, and con'.iuue to eierolse and enjoy, all i right*, immunities, powers privileges and fran te* herotofoia and hitherto balmgiug to It; and shall ?e power to mike all neeu'ui laws, ordinances and :u attons for tho municipal government i.f sild city |W. the Board of Aldermsn, w sen actiug as supervisors ?the county, shall have power to lay, aniens and c >1 t. all taxes neoessnry for the payment of the expends she cry goveri ment,. r ej,2.\ ''bo Ifgifla'iva power of the Corporation of the ?y of New York shall be vi-t ?1 in a Board of Al lertnen la Board of A'sls-nut A'de mf-n, who, together ahall m the Common Coun.-il ol tie city, roe Board of f perinea hu&Ii ?<>nftin" of ope alflerrrwi from e&cli ward now constituted, who shell beelecte! b/the people of respective ward* for two years iha Alde-mati and inciimen now in office shall c ,n?inue to discharge the jlfsof their sa'd offices until the expiration ot the iod for whim they weie elected. Toe wards having odd non:erisal :e lg^ati n sha.I elect aldermen at ttte peral election in 18flfl, and erery two yoars thereaf'er. B wares having an even numerlsal designation shall R'ct ihelr aldermen at the general elect! n in 1857 in a manner, >?0.3. fhe Boai d of A.i*if.ant AMermen shall consist ?ne Ari-lstant Alderman from each ward, who shall eleeted in like manner, aud shall hold office for one W 4 Tbe Mayor shall held his office for t *n years i the first election for Mayor, under this act, shall be d at tbogeuersl election in 1856. too. 6 The election for charter officers shall be hold the day of the general State ol?ction, when all charter cers to be electrd by the people sha l be chosen, and > officers who shall be elected shall be s vom into of h on the first Monday of January thereaf'er; and the m of the State regulating elections shall apply to fcUonscf charter officers; but the Common (Jo an sit y^by law, extend the time for the caovasi of the Bes. 6. The Board of Aldermen shall have power to di Jt a special election to beheld to supply the p'ase of W Alderman whose seat shall become vacai. by dsath tooval from the ci y, lO'ignati in or otherwise; and liie lard of Assists n s sua 1 also have power t) dli-eot a soe. (1 election to supply any vacancy that may oeour in the ird or Assiatantg; Bnd in bo to cases, the person elejt M supply the vicancy. shall hold hl< neat only for the due of the term of office of his i<ntnediate predecessor Tided, however that such special election shall not ordered unless at least two months of the term in which vacancy occurs shMl remain unsxplrel. 3. 7, The two Boards shall meat iu separate chan i, and amajorlty of each shall be a quorum t. do bm' i. lAch B ard shall app int a President frjin its own y, and shall also choose Itsc'erk and other otioers, de mine the tules of its own projaefliugn, and be the judire ihe election returns, ?nd qualification* of its own mo n s. Raoh Board r-ball keap a journal of its own pro t dings, aid tie dottrs o' each Jball be kept open, except jen the public weifa-e shall requ're Moore.iy; and all 0 utions and reports o' commin-es whico shall re mnierd any specific improvement inTolviog the appro ffttion of pu*>hc money*, or taxing or assessing the citi u of said city, shall be published Immediately after the onmment of the Board, under the authority of the janf n Council, in all the newspapers employed by the Iporation; and whenever a vote is ta?en in relation ?reto th? ayes and noes shall be called and published tbe same manner. Mc. 8. Each Board shall have the authority to compel attendance of absent members; to punish its membsrs disorderly behafior, and to expel a metnbar, with the liourrence of two-tblrds of the menioers elected to the ard; and the member so expelled shall, by such ex Uion, forfeit all his nghts and powers as an Alderman lAsaiatant Alderman. u f' J rtat*d and occasional meetings of eich ird of the Common Council shall bo regulated bv its r ordinanoos; and both Boards may meet on the same Dn different days, as they may severally juige expe ?c. 10. Any law, ordinance or resolution of the Com |n Council may originate In either Board, aad when it . v I? onB Board, may be rejocted or amended the otter. Bui no law, ordinanoe or resolution re aring the concurrence of both Boards shell pass either r?| e*c?Pt by the vote of a majority of the members ec. 11. Neither the Mayor or the Reoorder of tho city L?Wi I n w .v' member of the Common Council. [**? la; 14 "b*11 be the duly of tne Mayor, on the first L kL J*nu*'y, 1867, and thereafter, immediately rr being ?woni into offiee, to nominate to the Bsard of wmen an Executive Council, consisting of a Coap fcSf?!!! . Counsel, a C hie f of Polioe. an En W AJu#d"ott ? Street Commissioner, a unrated ?T^!?07 ^ lnmT ?*ettr to *nr 01 tbe office 4 ?aerated in this section. It any nomination, made in ???*?!?*!? A the provisions of thUaot, shall be rejected ? he Board of Aldermen, the Mayor muai, within ten .? thereafter, nominate other and different persons [appotoUnent shall be Talid! unless conflrmX^the "71 "'Aldermen, nor ahall it be lawful for any person nlnated to either of the above offices to en'er upon the Ci1** v duties nntil confirmed according to law h??ever, that the Mayor shall not ^author ,b7 ma^e any nomlnaUon for the office of ptroller. Corporation Counsel, Street Commissioner Inspector, or Commissioner of Repairs and tW i, until the expiration of the period for whijh the ?ot incumbents wore elected. ahall also be the duty of the Mayor? ? communicate to the Common Council, at least * jear, on the first Monday in January and Jalv oftener, if he shall deem it expedient, a general ^ situation and condition ol'tha fTtyio r government, finances and improvements. >%Trni *? * *??i)tlon ?t tbe Common Council ?ch measures connect d with tbe police, security hh, clwndness acd ornament of the city, and the ira '^xpecieut guvernmenr' 1111(1 fiMtces as he shaU be rlgilant and active in causing the laws and ordi e^?i'c^je government of tbe city to be duly executed |o fxeicise a c-.nstant supervision and ontrol over the [duct ard acts cf all subor inata officers, and to receive examine into all such complaints as may be preferred ^ast any of them for violation or neglect of duty, and Hr.1 all tuch duties as may bo prescribed dm by the chartei and city ordinances, and ttie laws bis h'ata and tbe Ui i ed S'ates. c- la- Whenever there shall be a vacancy in the *.? Vor' *nd wfcenevor the Mayor shall be absent 1 the city, or b? p-evented by sickness, or any other 3 I01? 'ttepding to tbe duties of his office the It of the Boa id Of Aldermen ehall a-U a? Mayor, shall possess all the Mgn s and powers of the Mayor ' ?g the con .inuance of such vacancy, absence or dis' e. 14. Annual and cciasional appropriaHons shall be ?, l?y proper oidinances of the Common Council for 7 branch and object of city expenui'ure, nor shall monev be drawn from the city trea.ury ox-sept the :?ri^?j>ziTy *ppro,>"?iei tL ?e. IS. The Common Council sh.Ul not have authority '"7 "ura" of money whatever, on the orellt of ? iHfin wM V 1 1 fcaticlpaU n of the revenue of ? year in which >uch loan shall ba made, unless autho t. iav.T^M, ? ?' '?* I-?li*lature, on application "yyff ' AJd,nn^n ?nd commonalty of the city of tb* <Ju?y of the t^mmon Council to ? ,two "jontbs before tbe annual eleation of charter ?re, InMChyear, far toe general Information of the ?ne of N.w \ ork, a full and detailed .tatement of the Ipte and expenditures of the Cerporatl >n durinir the end:n( en thy first t%j of the mnn'h iu which suoh lea t Iod is made; and la every suoh statement tbe dlf at sources of city raveaue, and tbe amount received each, the atveral appropriations made by the Com OmbciI. the objects for which the saw.o were made, tke s Mount of moneys expended under each; th? mo' borrowed on the credit of th? Corporation, theautho ander which each loan w?? made, and ihe terms on * the mim was obtained. suaU U dearly and par 'arly specified. ?. IT- Th* Oontrron Connrtl shaU have power to te such department* and ? flioes by ordinanoe, In atl *a to those hereto **i>s*wiAed. as may be neo^ssary to saet the public bus-nee, of the Cor(K>ra'ioo, and t? ?e their duties, aad to fix the ?aiart*g of a<l offlreri from the ei y treasury. All sale iee or offi u>, s shall before the appointment I- made, end an ortioar. * i?Uall 14 app'iio'ed hj th?? ?oa Counci', with th? exception of to* Mayor, .t*?l?'ant Ald?rmen, sna the -u'Mbor' the I ateotlve Coureil, u. be nomimted by "?y?T ^ A'l I fflcers ?.f th? city g ,r rr ment, *"?, admlaist stlve or juJIcial, ard a I l>id<ei e?f tLe -ev?r*| courts of the c.?y, s'ta! raoaivs ,t. d "a la. j or a pe' dl< m allowance for tho r s' rviaes, , i .. """d by the Common < ouncll, anil I act, after the fir.t .lay of January. 18.', 7. r calve, t > liTtal "T'.hi'lL ? ' c mpeosatlon for the same; . T*s P*l 1 to them acc .rdiog t? law, fi. JTVbldbT h*n.T. *? jppertaini ig t . their es. sbail be paid by the* mtathly, Into tbe city trea n- 11 'ban b* the dntv of the Pommoa Co moll to of "?<=?? - "other dtt b^|,?',7uP, J'rl"pen'1llu,e of th" fu"ds ji i. f.h,; a I perform ail the duties heretofore performed h'v th2 k (X the l o-tno. Onune.ll, except so^?Z,'? e4 'e tbe Otk <4 the IV.rrf J A^Uu" AM.rJI.V". it shall be hie duty to keep open (hr laspeMion at all' rsailie tiaiee, the records aad n.f nates of tlie n^I Ipgs of the C. nam ts.uncll, exoept such as shall h> lery orr^srtd otherwise. ^asahatlbe l? -0 l? 'ball b? the duty of the rlerks of the ectlve Beards* to pub.ish all err inanoes and amend I *? ef oidlnaaeee sbich -hall be pa? ?d, snd also the esdlega. ia the aewipapers employed bv the Corp ,r? (, eteept snob parUae mey i??|ulre secrecy, and wnen a vete shall l>e tak*o la either Board, n <on the pas of a leeuiutioa or iwoinaa'-e, wh rh shall eont-mplete ?pedfle in^ptoveuitiAt, or inrohn the tale, diapooiUon 0* appropriate rf *r th. ..neada i e of ?? >??? U,r* * ?V??? (D?niu*ll. ?>?8h ra*oU?to? ?* nuMaaaoe "halt, M* **th? aeiua .hall be W?t ?> Uw ?-k?-B. n,a?4 ||?*? Hi ?'v?r th* adjourn u??ut of the B >?'4 ?"? ?? ?*? th " ? ? ; itiU Un !>?<? !???< |abl??w?d. fltfc ' noes Willi tba MM) ut the v*ti .< f. anlafalatt tbe ?am?. in ih? w?.p?p?-? ?/ lb. I 1 1011 , an pari af the pro<*?.t*uf? ?u-i 1.0 Mt, rwUiUwi <ir ?nlauM ikill htn immI l>erd ? ??'! ?e I Kctod upon by U>? other B kt4 a 'It* aame 4af, aaUaa by untnlim'u* en<Mt, except la ea?a u* ia? ??u? la ?? I rectlon o* pee>il??aoe. ? .-ee. %L Tha II *rd o( A?al?tent AMe??? "ball Ian ; tte aole power of ImpaachuMiaV ef all .-4 ? nfllo" '*. a-)i otlerwi ? provided for m l p?-t.dli?( ?'?e ? t? ">aehaea. 1 and uu tl tua final dupe -Im?? tba??i, In* M**7 **? | peaobrd i hail Uut aay M *h? laeitt a? u hu ! oflice. Tbe B*r l of A1 ermel -h.1 ??T- ? ?? ??!? p?w T to liy all iiu,-e?chawo j>, wU " e<ti.* ?h *'??? ?' ?'i?"?*a they nhall Be on oatk or a?i m? J ?? f* l? aut ' jr totiy th? Itn earhiieut toeT.a- c? anl aj leiaon fhall M oon??o??>d with at the ?e >?'?" ?"* two tl Irdfl of all the uiam a ? cee'ed ??> ?eil I't'-l. ?lucament in case ef ImieteHin ? a it fX-a-il f.rtner thai leuuval f<oai ",fl ' ** * hold toy i flioe uode<- t??e alty c ?? er, b ji i- p? y convio'ed nliall ba <l*ble to J?**wt and runixhmaa', aeaerding t? i?? >?o. 22. Any ? fflwr <-f '?>? ? *? K " -rams* n Miyor aud motubai. of Ae C -m ?? >a C -u ? i . m?y b? r? n. .T?d fr 'in ottoe by e n "" ? . '? * ? Boards of tho C??ioi? 'D Cottnwl. \ny in-* nvrof ru? f ' ?* cutiv? Council u.ay tx- " ?aJ A >y r. ?.c 23. Th? ??r?r?l n-cu'i/a 'in.i \ *n 1 t ia cflicern and a?rbn ibawf. ?haU b??.?jai t j riw i?< * a tir- reaulallon aud dl ?oti>n af lb- n >n m f.r a* tbi> nam? ?U*il n"t ba l-ic n-i-'^ai *i n th.* u , ?? il th- duMi*? ih?i?of "ball b? pa f - ??< l? a nrl?k? ?i'h 'ho ab?rier anl law* aud ji UuaniM fih? . I/. The Mayor or el'b** Bard f >b< '?i-n n >n ?' m ?ll may, at. tiiy iniul'" 'be opiuton u w it at ?i thi- u?. 1 <f auy depsrtnmnt up >o anj * 'J ? r rUnt o H* ? 'U^*rt ment or any informiM m p >??? -i?'l j > n U r? 1 1 m therito. Aud ^ory h-aJ o ilapif in.. - tl. ? -pyt, lit writing, to ibe C mm n Cmncil, >n tti <1 ?'. M ".day of Sf ptunbflr In each year, the state ?.f lil< ? u.'?r maui, wi'.h Mich miggentlona >n rolati'iu to th? liu ir >Te n? it ih re [, aDd to the public buidiiww oonusaVeJ iba i* t'l at lie may deem ad-ridable. .... t?c. 24. All work to be <*on?, aul all ?'i?pU? t> ?>> fui nUbed for the Corporation, ta* Irinii ai e*{.?aditar^ of more thaa t ?o hundred and llf y oUn s. tiill b? by c .ntiact, uncer aunh reg'ila Ion* a? *ha?i ne et'aVU>ie.l by ordinance of th? Common ijounsil, im*n by a Tote of th-ee 'ourthH of i.he members el-ctad o e* <h b kh-J in* C mmen Council it "ball be oiherw'm o-d-.ed; and all co. tr?'!tn nhall be founded on *??le I bidt or pr ioomIx, made In soitpiiauoa with pu>l c noHn*, ? iverriied tot tlie full pei lod of ten day* in nush of the pubdo ?9W*p?p;''? of '.he city a.* may ne employe I the C rp n ?il 1 1 i ? the putpofe; and all *uaa coutraj-*, when c'.?eii. shtll o > given to he lowest bidder wliO giret *u b ?ecuritr at hhall be proeoiibed by orillntiue Ail ?u<-h bl't< or >? p ,ntls kball be opened by theoffi jar a<W(*rtiting fjr t'len, In tbe prenence of ruch of t*ie p*rtlet ma^tnjt th*.n as mty dtxiie to be preaen*, o? 'h** Common C luncli by or dinance de?lgnvte. Sec. 25. tvery pera'm elected ora-ipM'it^l to any oill -i under the city goverunieu', ?h* I take and *ub-"oribe an oath or afflrtua Ion before thu Mayor, ft.-.htu!ly t> per f. rmthe duties of his office, wilott oa .hor atHrmati in thall be filed In the Mayoi 'a offict. Sec. 26. All officer* of ihe oity gorernment, elect id by the people, who *hall be In office when thlt ac'. g to Into effect, ch*li hold their offices and esacule ta? dmll* th'roof for the full period To.- whioh t>iey *ere aleotad. Sf.o. 27. No member of either b >ard shtl , durlag the period for whloa he wu elected, bt apoolntel to, or be competent to hold any office of wbinh the em jlumen'.a are paid from the city Treasury, or by I'esi direat?d to be paid riy any ordluance or aot of 'he Comma Cioaeil, or be directly or tncMreotty Interested in acy c>otra :t, the ex pec or consideration whe-e >f ivre to t>e iial'! uuder any ordinance of the Common Oounjili but thti sect'cn ebail not be oonatrui-d to deprire any a'derman or astUV ant of any emolumentg or fees whici he la anilvled to by Tirtue of his office. Sec. 28. Any offiierof the city givernme^', or pa-son employed in it# aervice, who ahiil wtlful'y Tl ilate any of the pr ivbions of this o'larter, or commit any f-aud, or c uTert any of tha public property tJ hts own use, or Luowing'y peimlt any other person bo toconr rt it, shall be deemed guilty of a misdtmeanor, and In addltbn ti tbe penaltie* imoosed by law, Biall forfeit hit office, and b? excludul furover after from leuelirlog -r h ildlntf any office under the olty charter. And any penon w 10 shall wilfully fwear falsely in any oath or affirmation reqiirail by thl* act, shall le gnllty of pe-jury. Ses. 29. Erery Mt, ordinance or resolution, which shall bave passed the two Board* of the Cjmrn in Council, be fore It shall take effect, shall be presented, duly ce- tided, to tbe Mayor of tha d'y, for t is approbttlon, except suih acts and resolutions In relation to appointments to office a a proTlded for In section 17 of thl* act. it he approve, he fhaU sign It; if not, he shall return it, with his objectlins, to the Board In wnich It originated, within ten days there after; or If such Board bf not then In session, at 1*-* next meeting. The board to wh'ch it shall be returned, shil enter the objections at laige on their journal, and causa the same to be published In one or more of the public newspapers cf the city. The board to which sui'a act, ordinance or resolution snail have been so returned, shall, after the expiration of not less than ten days thereafter, roceod to reconsider the same. If, after such reconsl era ion, two thirds of the members elected to the board, Bhall agree to paai the same, it shall be S9nt, together with tbe objections of the Mayor to the other board, by which it shall be likewise teojnsl le-od, and lfapproT*d by two-thirds of all the members eie :ted to an *.h hoard U thall take effect as tui act or la* cf the (^o-poratlou. In all such cases the T >tes of h >t i boards sball oe determined ly yeas and n?ys, and the aa a'S of the persona Toting for and against the passage of the measure reconsidered, ahull ba entirad in tha journal of each Boaid respeotWy. Tf any ordinance, or resolution, pasred by bi'h Boards shall not be ret irnel by the Mayer witlila ten dtys (San Jays exiep'eli a''te- It snail haTe been presented to him, the same snail become a law in like manner as if he had idgne.i 1. , uule<* the close of the renakn cf tha Board lu which It o> glnate i shall pierent lis retuin. In whlnh cane It snail n t be a law until the expiration of the next aneetlrg >f sal i B >?r<L Any act or resolution returned by the Mayor at suo i meeting thai! be reoonsldert-d, and disposed of, ia the same manner and with like tile it aa tf presented at the preceding session. Sec. 30. A11 ferries, docks, pier* and ilini shall be leased; and all leases and sales of pub ic pr ipertrandfi-au cblses, (other than grants of lan t under *ater, to which the owners of the upland shall hare a pre-emp'ion rigit.) shall be made by public auction aod to the highest old der who will glTe adequate security. (N'o lease ne-e&fter given except as the same may be required uy ooreaau a of the Corporation already existing, shall oe for a longar period than ten years, and all ferry leases shall be revo cable, by tbe Common Council, tor miamanagemont., or nf gleet to provide adequate accommodations.) All per son* requiring any ferry lease or other fraachl^e, or grant, under the provisions of thla act, shall be required to pur ch ce, at a fair appraised valuation, the boa's, bulidiug, or other property of th? former leseeea or grantees actu ally neceseary for the putpoees of Buch terijy, grant or franc! Ise. Previous notice of all sales referred to In this f ectlcn, shall be given, under the direction of the Comp troller, ftr thirty days, in tbe public newspapers and those employed by tbe Corporation. Sec. 91. No bids shall be accepted from, or contraot awarded to any person who is iu arrears to the Corpora tion, upon debt or contract, or who is defaulter, as secu rl'y or othorwise, upon any obligation to the Corpora tion Sec. 32. No money fhall be expended by the Corpora tion tor any celebration, procession or entertainment of ant kind, or on any occasion, except for the oe!o >rvi >n of the anniTersary of the National Independence, the twenty-fifth ol November, " Evacuation IK y," and the anniversary of the btnhday of Washington, unless by 'be vo e of two-thirds of all the members elected to each Boi>id of the Common Council. See. ."3 No additional allowance, beyoond tbe legal claim, nnoer a ay contract with thi* Corporation, or for any service on its account, or In its employment, shall ever be allowed. Sec 31 Chapter 122, of laws of 1830, and an act to amend tbe charter ol the cnv of Now V'ork, pas el April 2,1810 sod an ajt to annnd an aot entitled an aot to amenr the cha't'r <-f ibe ci'y of New Yor*, pwaed April 2. 18i0, p.T-srd July 11, ISSl.andan aetfui-thertoaineuJ tbe charier of tie c ty or New York,, passed April 12. 1863; ard an act supplementary to an act entitled an act lui ther ?o nn.mil the charter of tbe city of New York, pasted April 12, 1863, passed June 14, 1853, are hereby repeal# d; ai d snoh part* of the charter ol the olty of New Y?>ik as are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, aball not be construed as repealed, modified or in any manner affeoted thereby, but shall continue and remain in lull foro?; and all laws inconsistent with thU act are also herebv repealed. Pte. 36. This act shall go into effcot on the first day of July, 1866. First District Court* Before Hon. Judge Green. SUIT FOB THEATRICAL 6KUVI0K8? IMPORTANT TO TUB DRAMATIC 1ROFK88ION. Fki. 6 .?Gtorge Jordan againU William E. Burton.? Tbia ww an action to reoorer judgment for the sum of fif'y seren dollars, for six days' serrioes of plaintiff anfl wife, alleged to bare beeij rgndored to de fendant ss actors in Burton's theatre. ThewWWfcnt in lils answer denied owing the sum demanded. On the tilal it appeared that the plaintiff had effected an engage ment with the ti. fcndant fcr the current season, forhim .- <>li ?nd wi e. a>. the weekly salary ot 967, aa mem be -h of defendant's stock company ; tbat a season onaistod of either forty or forty -two weeks? usually conmenomg in septi n.ber and enrireg in the following June. Th's season c n mi-Eced on Monday, the 8d day of September last, ur <1 the plaintiff ha<! been paid his regular weeklr i alary I'lotn tbat time do?n to the Saturday preceding the VV?-) neiday tbat he left the defendant's employment, Urn eiirlrg three ("ay a unpaid for? it being the ouatim of tbe (Vttndant to retain three days' salary until the end ( t tie staacn, as security lor the performance of tbe en t agtraert. One witness testified tbat plaintiff admitted U) bim that, he was engaged for tho sna?on. It also ap I eared that the plaintiff wrWe a note to Ihe defendant to i he ?ffect that he i-hould not perorm for him after Wed nesday evenlig, the 19<h ef Becember last, without as signing any teason theretor, and tbat that was the last night he ?ou.d perf rm at defendant's theatre. He and bw wife bare teen playing sites that period at lAura Kaene's Varieties. Mr. Cram, for the defendant, stuted that Mr. Burton wonld not bare defer dod this aot'on for me.h a trifling mm, had It not been for the manner In ?h ch Mr. Jordan bad broken bis engagement, and that nil boat any apparent canse. That bs had been paid hi 4 ? alary regularly, nnd that there was r. irhing due him in this care, as he uad not served out hit- v.ee k, and that he liao broken his e? ntract with Mr. Bart' n. 1 ho Judge lustained the objection cf the defendant's counsel and gare judgmect for him, with coots, and in deciding, sold that he ?af-lclearly of opinion fron the (acts t? ctliUd to by the wi Lesses, vha~. '.Ve plaintiff nail agreed with <een'?i t that he and hi* i?ifc w.n.ld per U in for ibe current ream n at $ft7 a weeV, ptjable week ly ai.d that the aetson consisted of a . I?*at forty weeks. His leaving befoie tbe?-r>d of the season if Mich a breach of his sgiet nient as to entitle the defendant In an ac im to reno^cr fuch damages as he bas sustained thereby; be sides, the plaintiff and his wife performed bnt three days of the wftV ihe salaiy fur which ha seeks to rec >Tfr ? they ir.nst perform the whole week in order to entitle tho plalfctiff to IfCorer. THE CENTRAL PARK. ConArm*?l?" of tkr l^mlMlon?r'? Report In farof of tu HOrHRME OOUKT ? MPKOIAL TERM. In IK- Mailer >/ tkf Ajiplicatvim uf tlus Mayor, <fe., of rut at Ntto I'urk, iHatn* l? Ute npfnitu) and layiih.j out of a i uh, ir jlate Ulwmt 59 Ik and 10'itA UretU ami Ou I \tlk ami Etphlk utvviuc , in th* city of Neui York. ? U* 111* OorrT, Hakkih. J ? Kvwry cliwu hald* bis properly ? to the want* of the g~vernaieut. Tbia Is ?n In *?f a">le nun^tiiin uf society. If money la require!, it is tak.n by taxation ? If property, by the ri?hl of ?.ni nest rt"U.?io. rtueh power 1* a neoetsarv iucl Via*, of soveteignty Its exercise ??pflo<U!y in a ooun'.ry like our*, wb< -? <row'li and expansion is a conataut surprise trcn 'o our elvm in often inoispeusabl*. The put lie Inlet*'* oould not be 8jffioi*nU? advansed ? I h at it. InSWMnaU are not to be permitted to in r p??. ?? 'lie'i wll' ?m oaptloe, or eveu tLelr owa aalf iuter *?t, t? thwart uatfui improvement or prevent t!ie de v>l j r ?nt of p<?-u putilic a.'vautegei. Wteber or not tbe pubjc exigency requires the r'oey shell be rel?*d by e tax, or proper y ahfttlbe tsken I i putlioita". U? quas i n referral to the tovereign ?ili oi ih?.->uv-., ?? expressed t>r legislative autko ly. 1 ?? n .ough 'h?t tie pi til lo go d ile asods it. Oi taU q?<>* torn tl.w l.eg>*laiuie are th? exolusive Judg s Iti* uj in '!? til* pri>\tao? of ? h' J lilclil p>*e*. to d?to.-m!ne vbiiuj*r iririui prooJity ii tequirei l<r publis ue thin It i? to Inquire ?heth*r t ue pultlu ex gsusy requires th*'. money sh< uld be re'sed by a t?x Nor o?n 1 emoa. la ..he ptwiunn uiaiutalued upiu the aigutnent of tbl case tu*', tbl* powat o?n only bl riglit tu y fiwtUed >n c???h of ?b?oiute n?*i-i y. A scrlok kiiii l i?i1ju of ?uch ? pii.tniple Wi?ull oo-np'e'.eiy aaoiui U * 'h? power H ?ouW not be e?iy 'o rt'ftte a ciu in wriip'1 it would be ftb?'jiui< ly n^c?f?ary to take prirate pri | ei ly for tui io um>. but th# te-ai, *hen app lo 1 to t>?i< u je t hm n < mich le-trloted rae^ola^. I', iu the lu. fltneutofthel^gtslft ure. tbe pu^io o mTenlea^e re that tbe ^n.perty of In lyl .u*i. ihvild ba tatfn fr in il ?ai ?ad il?-roiel tithe public use, thU ot?aati a'.m a Mifliclent 1-gai teoo atT to ftutUorize tu? exarsisJ of ! th!.< power. , , ... Ihe mude in which thli pjwer is to be exiroUad u KuCii l'v.tly guarded t-j protect the cltixaa ag*t ott lojua I 1 i ot* He U proteoted In tUe o ij >yinaut at iim o.-opurty, i utile** toe uublio reed* it Kor thin projection h? pay a 1 un i-oulraietit in 'axe-. If 'h^ pubUo weed hi p'opo-ty i hemu.-t hu 'render !?; but th n only u ton being pud a i lair MiuivaUnt In ojoit^v- lij Uw taxei oat* uj in irs 1 ii.i?n Ui* iiwtshft'e fot th ?. loied'n ot ?o?ernuian-. W tea he givee "p bb property, #ae oontribatei no uuoh in i.e, Ktd i* entitled to edequete o m tennaHm. 4e helli hit j.o jerty to the i>ub ic, Inrolnutarily, 1; N true, bui for a j. i ice lixed by ftlr appraisal v . . , It U in thm WJjf '.hat, from ihe very beginning of ;?ur giiyernirent, projieity li?i biwn obta-.noil for public im priiYetr.en'.e, >0011 ai turnpilie roa<l?, n .n*U r?ilro?1s and other kin irtd object*. In many oas?a th"i ft >p i3a tion bat had I * oiigm in prlraie eutorprne, and tor pri va'e ttaln, but It ha* always boen df? neii euoug 1 to j'H ' ti'y th** uxoroixe of the po?*e."; that ttie entsrprwe would I revolt in pub.'to utill'y. liy in act cf th? l-egl*la'ure re(ail??g to thl^ anbj | pft*h< din July 1853 it w??reel?red that the tract of luid 1 mentlou?*d lo t'.e title 01 tlii* proseedlnj aliouli be "a pub ic plare," lu the Kftine manner ft* i' the ??m?_lnd 1 bven mid out oy the oommi*Hl'<ne'-* ftppuln ei in 1807 fir i the puipoce of Uying out a reet*, ka , in the olty of X 'v I York and the Cor notation .if New York wore authirizeil I to take ttie land for pu iiie use, as and for a publlo *'iu ?rs. 1 The act provided lo. the app dutment of Hre oou?tniisr)U ' rts ol e?tiro*te and ftsre<*mant, and m?ie the exn'ing 1 law* relative to the laying out tnd taking putilio squarei and ?.l?Cf* In the uity of So w York ippiloabie to tie pro ceedng. .. Uf the wisdom or expect>noy of the immure It is not my provlcoe on this ocovd'm to speak. It i< en 'J^'i tliat the Legislature h?ve dec'ared ihtt it was reiaired by the pub ic in?e e?t and for the public aonvauienoa. Hut I way perh .pH allow uyrelf here to say, ttiat if tlie spptehersion* of the mo*t dlatruitful suoulii b* realized, the ecterprioe canno*. p'OTd very dlnastrous, or eveu un proBtable. Tbe most Incredulous wl l n >t douit, t'i?t should the get eration who. half ft century hoace, will p< s e?s this American metropolis? hen, perh tpi, the metif polls of the worll? think it expedient to withd?** tills tr?ot o' Iftnd 'rora the u?e* to wuioh it is uorti be devoted, it roiant then be made to produce a revenue ex cerding by many times thu a oiouut of the present ex penril'ure. Ocmmisclrners were appointod pnrsu?nt to ths ?st, In November, 1863. Of the eminent fltneaJ of t .ds o jumis sion, and tbe fidelity with whictt It h?s discharged it< im portint trusts, all the parties who have appeared npin this biaring have borne their unqualified and emphatic testimony. Neatly two years were oca. 1 pied by th.< com mlBeionerH In preparing their appraisal aud assessments. On the fourth of October last, the result was submitted to the public, and opportunity was given to present objec ti ;iib. Parties dissatisfied with the deondons of the com mis-doteTB were heard before them, and, so f?r as objec tion* were presented, tbe decisions of the commissioners were reviewed, and, up n such review, suoh corrections made as were daem?d Just by t^ie comini.-isloners. Ihe result is now presented to this ourt In ths report of the commit sionera. The only question now to be de tun I ted Is, whether the report ?hall be confirmed, o who her it contains such errors as require that lc should be referred back to the same or otner commissioners for reconsideration. This is the extent ot the power Tared in the court upon thU proceeding. I am to ooasider, theierore, tbe reasons urged against the confirmation o' the report, fho.ie grounds of objection mty generally bi divided into two classes: Firat, Utoae presented by the ownera of property taken for the improvement; and se condly, thoae piesented by the owners of property sl acked tor benefit to be deilved from the Improvement, tacoswill require a separate oonslderation. Ihi) number of ei?y lota taken for the Improvement I* abou' 7,600, for which the oomaolnf loners have awarded upwards of lire millions of do'lara. Of ihe owntra o' tbe-e iota but about one iu forty have appeared to oldest to tbe award. The very fact that thirty-nine oat of every forty owners of the large traot of land embraced iu this P'tw?~ log have n< t deemed It for their Interest to oojeot to he ie^ort, certainly famishes very satlslastory evt* ' CLte hat the commissioners have, with eminent sue cesi , ftdi'reastd themselves to the accomplishment of the great tfttk they bad assumed, of ascertaining the true ?Hue ol *0 vast an amount of property. Ihe difficulty of their work was evidently very much increased bv the fact that the lota to bo appral e.l by them w*te, for the moot part, wholly unproductive. Tbtir r?lue was rather prcaiiestive and orjoctu-al, ra?ber than pr?Mf nt and reuL It Is in ret pec t to su:h pri pu y niere tt'an any o'her that the opinions, even of clscreet men. wll! bo found to taJce the widest range. It Is no matter of surprise, therefore, tnat, of so many own ers, bere and tli? re cne tbould be r mod who honestly and tinoe rely feela that be haa suffered in|u*tice at the hands of the commissioners. I am myself not without some appTehenaion that, in a fow instanoee, an Inadequate price bas in fact been allowed. Among the most earnest of those who opoose tiie oon finnfttlon of the report, ftre soms, who in De inn bar, 1862. purchased at a puolc sale by in Oo ioratlon of New York, ft portion of the s?me lots ? n toe la^ en entirety for this improvement. I am entirely xii-iaiUd that the prices bid upon that silo were g?..er a ly far ati.tve any teasonable appraisal of the lots. I'he sale amounted to 1 early half ft million dol are. Of the purch*sers, nearly l,slf ftbftcdoned heir bids before pay In* any hing, others psid their ten per cent upon the sal', but never consum mated their purchase, preferring rftther to forfolt what they had paid than to pay the oalanca of ths purchase ttoney for the Iftnd. It was also stated, up. n the healing, that a latge amount of the purchase m >ney had beeu re Kittfed to the purchasers by the Corporation The appraisal of tbese lots by the commissioners u, I think, about flrty per cent below ihe prices bid at the Corporation sale. In soma Instancets the award Is less than the amount now due to the Corporation upJB the bonds and mortgages executed to aeoure a part only or the purchase money. To auoh purchasers the deoUrin of tbe oc'mmlaalcnera may well seem severe and unjust. It was with some degree cf plausibility fiat thjy Insisted that bavlrg paid these prloes to tbe Co*poraUon now, when the Coiporation, against tlifir con-eut, Is about to re ivke the pmperty, it should not be heard to aeny tliat it la worth what it received u poa lis sale. But it is obvious that the commissioners oould adopt no such rule <.f dlacriminatlen. It was th"ir single duty to fix what they believed to be the preaent real value of each lot, taken without regard to the amount it nigh, bave cost ite owner, or the souroe from which he tlerivtd his tltlf? what may be the equit able 1 elation* between thess purchasers and the tbe corpora ion wh'n the lota ahall bo taken, I uead not tow consider. It may well be that. In aim* instance#, the C iramli i-ioneis may have erre^ in their Judgment as to the v?.u* < f property taken f^r thli great Improvement. It wiu'd, indeed, be 'urprl>lng If t bef had not. Bat I am n t at liberty to deny the motion to oonbrn their leoort upwi tbe Here apprehension that they may hive thas erred 1 hey have had an oppwtunlty of v. swing J>o p.eml<*s They may have obtained the opinlona of Judicious ml well Infotmed men on the subject, and, du tog tli* if) years they have had tbe subject before th><m, uay have collected information from many rourcee whl.ih h?- en Ugh'ened their Judgmtnt, and enaeled them at >*at to make a just estimate of the value of eao'i of the nu merous lets embraced In their repirt. To allow their judgment, thua delibeiately and intelligently tormwl, to be overcome by the opinions of Interest ed patties, or even the opinions of disinterested witnesses, the valun < f whose opinions the Court has no tntrns of tea ing, would be a manliest perversion of the obje ct ef the legislature in providing fir this re flew of ? lt? proceedings of the Commissi, ners If, la tie .li< cl at Re of their duty, the Commissioner.! bave or.ioee.lei In the manner prt*:rlbed by law, an 1 have vloia e?l no legal ptlnciple In maklvg their awards, the Court must bo tatlxfied almost to a demonstration that t?iey have materially erred upon questions of value oe'ore It will be

jnstlfied In sending the report bsck for reconsideration I am not convinced that any such error has been com mitted. It remains for me now to consider the objections wi.fjh bave been urged against the report bv those who e pro perty has been assessed for benefit. Bv the aet relative to public squares and places in the city of M?w York, aase-1 Aptil 11, 1816, whioli by theact of 18S3 was maleappitcv Dletotbis proceedloc, the Commissioners were re julrei, after having rra-le their award of iamages to the ownms cf proper ty to be taken, to proneed to mako a Just and 6quitADl6 aFhen^iDPnt of tho vaIu^ of thQ b^ndllt and a A vsntsge of the cot. tern plated Improvement upon ths own erscr other lands Ijlog without tho I mlts of tho inn provement, to the extent of such benefit. It was objected upon ti e hearing, that in making tlese a*sea ments, the C< mn.lHhlonors e. n i go beyond ihe lands f'cniing upon the proposed pul> Ic sqnate or pla-e, and those lying within half the dletance of the next street or aveuuo, im ? in the fourth >ec Ion of the aot of 1816, it expre sly l? claiert that upon the opening of a public Hquare or pi- ie tbe Cc.mmlsslonera i-hall not be co:tfln?d in ? h?lr es i na'e and aaseshment of benelltato any limit or limits wliatso Bv the 7th section of an aot la tela* ion to the collection iif.sst.et smenta, &c., pasred May 14,1810, It Is deel .r-.i that O mmitsioners for makln>??st|fii?te( aod as-omm > .ts for any iaiprovement au'.hoilxed by law, sh^ll In no one at-sofssny h?> i'e, lot, Improved rr unimproved lanl. in .re than one ball the value thereof, as valued by the asse* P< i? o! r *&.<! II wi.nti'Ue muh noall ?? si '.oat? 1 . I T* ? 0uiiiuii^t,i-u- r pi wd-d hi er tttm retirls'i n i>? j u>afcligti<i tun b lieu ifits It f ? ? *'"* au i ou t Willi uutb, tint toe lauds ij the I <i>?wli ?t* neighborhood of tli pr po e i square ?'i ' wbiaa are on- I lesnediy ?j be in beu*Ul'*d by 'h* I approvement, vacant ano uop.oUuotiv* bin beeu v?' ied by 'be Claer* ; ent aaio at*e<sow at pricos f.r neiow ',h 1 Value Mil 111 h. mo w?ids at p-lces relative y oelaw tl?? pilcwi in oth.'C wards lVe courequeucu of tbu re*ti l.>ti"n up m the power cf the O'liinilnBiouers ha* ;>eeu lu ui ?nj iutaasei to reieve the owners ol lota mo-', beofctl'ted by the im 1 provement f.-ain t le payu eat of hu Ri-?*nt>in"ui eq ial t ) the t-xieut ol sucn b uifi , >ul thus indue* the aggregate i ; ati.cunt of the a? ???menu. Ca* wbo'.e amount I uptn the oWt-era of property fur binefll I* ab 'Ut >ue nil* : lion tlx hundred awl Qfty tuou^utl dollar*. 1 l?eiie?"tnit i but lor klM le.dric'iou lj<pu*?. upon the Co<ntnt?tia era By the act hi 18<:0 a inurh lager amoiiut of asse- n.eu" night have beeu <ni|s>svd without the leas'. iujut ise. t>f j tb'.? Lowt ver. no one but t'.e Corpoi'-tioa <1 New Yo k, ; which 18 required to inske up the deficiency, fas Ibe tight to C'lujlain. Maoy O' iht- clw? ol iXi'i iui ?n '? appeared to object to the conflruiat' on of thi report 1 i k'sted, not so uiueb that thai? owu ?*Bet*ioeu'.a ware ex oeaalTe as tbat ?Ben camp* ed w'th at.iers. th j we e relrtively too high, liut tin , obvjju-ly does n >t fa' ui b a good grout d of objection If the ?"jeo . >r pa; sua nioie fhau the amouut id oen"ttt he receive*, It doe.i not . lie wlih him to nisi- t that sao her pa\s I-im Hv i hi act of ln&u toe (*i'puati n of Nt-w Y-ira , au'Donr-ed, ftt'tr i -(>pl? 'iig ihe nil >uut f 'lie n <i > Itr b*n?lit< to tlie piymtnt ot tbe d* u"?k*h awirnea oy | the Ouno in&iOLifih and ibei-xpi*u-te<t "f the yioo-wliu^, <> i r?lr0 tti (leUsl ncy by crmi.li g n puolu *? >ct, to be called " 'he (Jeutial Park ruua," ie- i dttniable iu f rtj-lire yari a'u>i- trie pMaage | of theac , and bea ing <io n.ieie^of live per c?n 1 it | al'o iftoltit-d iba'. f 1 ho p*y iwsov o" thi >t oi 'h^ti j lx> UPiUfd the 1 ud to o? >al? nhnl oe Irrdxiotlly , pl?Ml(.id It wuji li ?5^t?d that thla pledge of -he i*od, i j ?o.Tipg the ligh'. to wU>?dr?ir It from 'tiepuiln "4" ?wl ich it I- takeu, Iw Idcoo^Ih eu'. with It < pe>-pet'i il d- It- I cavon to the pu- jwineft id' a public 1 >r tb-t hen'i!i'< j ot w lct> alone the o?J'T- til a'jo'-u tuodi 'nivb i?> ???u mnvrtil. Tbu, though i n' much p-e-xod ua in 'h ? arR i luent,, ta? fecuied t<i me io bi by tar lhe oaoit gf*?* o?- j Jectl. 8 whlo-' ha* been pre ojted agaln-t the ??u>iry of . , ihe proceeding It l?, iK-rh?p?, uonece?-a'y to 3 u-i l<>r | I It lie a. the ot-ly power v. a ed in tue oo .rti? to o >? lrui , the report or M^nd 1* for ie?i'a'. If tiier* *ie 'hi.-* ra-ilcul del'ec: lu tfce pr '-eel'ng, no poeflble adrartage cou <1 leeult from a iefu-al to coullnn the rtp >r . Hit 1 do not think the objecilm can D* ai etaiued Th? Uid has bteu taken from it* owue-H fir pub. 1b use. It is to he d-voted to tlie ol-J'Mt Or whn'i It is t?k?n. Tie f^th of the oity, perhipa, of tb? State is pledged that the lo.m nliVl oe pill. It U only upon ke vioiati^?n . f tbi-i laiih ili*it tho {iar i-'s a:i. seefttd can l>e deprived if tae ienetlw oonten,ila'ed. Fractlcat'y they co reo ive auoh b-nblits. Chev^'ueol thetr lands Is increased by the imp ?ovoin?n*.1 au t hut tcev teceive au eiiulTaieu'; for i he ati-otsmeat they ?<* required to pay. li may he tha', ia che Uugutge or the coutinelwhi presen'ei thi- otijidioa, 1 tlw atae-snae it of lunil fur vtneflt liu^lie.i a c -venaut for the a >a ina ance ot thit lenel v." Hu' if sa, ill? pothiald'y that the benefit may be el.icoutinued does ant reader the m fcessn:":.! invalid. A1; thu moil, it c.iuid only furnish ma basis rf a claim f jr coui;.eariation U the coctiugenoy should h ip jeu. A few ol-jtc loos of a more general cn^ranter d'^erre to be briefly nodo^d. Da nagf s ii'-e awarde-l to t?ie tar i o' uti hi itself for lota iocluaed within the liuittt of thi gquaie. 'o 'he amount of him' hundred anfl fl'ty thousand d dlara. It It sai l that by au ordinance of im Common Council passed in 1844, all tae prapar'y of tho (Xirpoi au n. includiug these lots, was ?aireily pi d^ ?> 1 for the pijmont of the fund?d deb', of ihe city, mi that the Corpora ion have na lig"'' no* t j dive." ttie l:ta from this olgnct n-.d devote tueai t) the purpose pro posed. It may we'l t>e that ihe creditors of the Oorpo-a tion bav1 a right to havet'ie amouu' awa dela^ae prioe of th<-se lots lu Home way secured l* r their benefit, bat wtietuer lht*y liavd or not, It is a sufliclen1. answer to this of\jiC'.ion 1o's*y, that it is a <iu?s i m wul h In no way concerus 'hose *ho opp se 'huosndrmatloo of thti report. Th? name answer applies, t <o. to -?he o ijeotiaa th?'. the pub lu property, such as the A senal, the Cra'.ou He^er vior and Haniil on square, have tot b.-ea (insetted. It \s probable that there Ian !s wero aot assented tor the re* gi n that on acaount of the purp-ves to waich 'h->f were demoted they would nat be peuetlited by tua coa'ompltt ed iaiproverueiit. Bu' w :e hor this be sa or u >t, it dojs not lie with others who have been atsnsei t > objeot that for any reascn these have bten omit ed It is also objected thai the Commissioners bad noi-l^bt, In making their award, to declare that the am uut due the Corporation fot unpaid tax?a a id as essmrnts slivild bo deducted from the amount of the award tor the same lots. TLltmaybeso; but this deciara iou la the rep >rt is entirely harmless. The amount cf the awardi by the Commissioners, by tne terms of the act of 1853, will be coire ft tebt against tha Coipori'lon, due aal payable immediately upon the coaflrmation of the report. If those eatitied to rective these awards are ihemielves la det?f?d to the Corporation for taxes or ass?ssm?n*H, It did not require the authority of the CommUsioners to set off one debt against another. i An otjootion is now taken for the first tims to the va lidity of the appointment ol the Commissioners. The or der for the appointment was nude by Mr. Justice Mitch ell, and it is now said that he Is a relative to one of the parties amessed for benefit. The objection Is un*e nab'e. Judge Mitchell might not now sit to hear this mo tion for confirmation. The par les asue.tsed for benefit ate now parties to the proceeding. But when he oater talaed the motioa for the appointment of Cimjnis.tioaers, they were not, and, of course he was not legally disqua lified. The ajt that the lelat've has been brought with Id ih*) range of ASHdssrottfi*, in alon? sufficient to bajw that the objection to altogether technical. Again, 1' it objected that Mr. Brady, one of the Com missioners, is a brother to twa of the owners of lots taken for tbe improvement, to whom damages have been awarded. This might have furnished a proper ground of objection to be addressed to the discretionary pawer of the oouit, upon the appointment of the Commltsloners, but it in co way affects the validity of the report. Tae law declares that no judge el any court shall sit in aay cause la which a relative witala the ninth degree is a party. This prohibition relates eatlrely to courts of Jus tice, and not to a special statutory proceeding like tnls. Those who made this objection frankly admitted taat it derived no support from th* amount of the award. 1 have thus noticed the principal grounds which have tetn urged asain-t the confirmation of this report; I have, also, eince the argumeut, carefully examined all the oVjeotlons and affidavit filed with the Commissioners by th< se who now reeist the confirmation. There are a few cases of Individual hardship which have my sympa thy, and for which I would gladly provide same relisf. But my examiaatlon has resulted In the full conviction that no legal eirors have b?en committed la the pro ceeding, and that the report Is, la the wuole, pre-emi nen l lv judicious and equitable. I have bj hesitation, therefore, In directing that an ordor be entered for Its confirmation. ,. Mr. Mott was proceeding to make some excepJons W'ilr. Dillon said that the decision of this Court was final and the matter c uld not he appealed. The Court would permit Mr. Mott to r**a hU excep tion*. but h? could no; order the piper to be flled. Tha cou o t- 1 might go before the general term anl make his motlnn. Allegations RciptcUng American Trade with Hninla. [To tlie Mi tor ( f the London New* ] Pin ? Th>- epi it ot ftilroess unif uml; ahuwa by your |WMl U- hirl. iBiriM) Induces me to asK a plaoe ia yt.ui c> uuiuii for tne refitaMin of certain calumnies recetMj cuculated lesptcing American ahlpa tracing wi'h Kiismi. In'he Ml'y Ar 1 tif thelTVnrtr of the 8th Inst, It waa n'a ed tua' "M.ms Atne'icso vsssels bad g >t iuto Archangel i?>-t autumn, pitn^lag Urge nupp'ia* of arms and o her n<ur.lti >ta of mr, ?nd a'ter?aroa cleared wUh caigoea " Toe aau.ns'o > bvd hotn cir mla:ed some tiro racntba before, ana iully ie'u *nd by a wall known London nr reliant, in a Setter pub'i bed in .be Times. On tlie loth ult., in the la ge type of ?' Oar Own CJorreipondeat," from Beilin, (relented aa u-ual, next morntnz,) tt wa.s fta'.fd that " the American clipper Wolga pat to aea on Chrlstmaa eve" from the Sound; and the writer add-t, " it seems certain tQat ihU vessel had a valuable cargo, otletiy ot aims on board, and hud been waiting ho long In thine wa'ers for an opportunity of brirglng them in aaety to the Ruasian coaat." A hlmilar statement, wi h Tarloua additional particular* and anrmlaea, had ap< Kai< d la the came morning (first edition .of the Tim*, th inat.,) under the form of a " Letter from Copenha gen, Jan. i" Being myaelf ol' sely connected with the owners and oharteierr <f the veasel* re. erred to, and haying the full rat knowledge of their cli .racVr, cargoes and destina tions, I had it in my power to contradict moat poaitively every word of the above statement*, and I list no time In waiting to the Timts to that effect; but no notice haa b*-en taktn of my c< mmunleatlona. I'ermlt me, th-i re fute, hete to atata, ih?t of >he only two Ameri jan ves sels which were at Archive' laat autumn, one arrived ftxro Ism&om in ballast, the ot?-r from Laguna (having Wuobtd merey at loto<m><<lU'.e porta for ordera), with a full taig" ot lifwmj. Nett.uer ot them had on board ai-y arum. munitions, or other contraband of war what ever. The Volga, wb >*e long iy atCipenhagon haa given rise to ae many ue cpa.sT paragraphs, waa loaded solely with logwood and out on. Her oaptaln, Holm, was born in Denmark, bu; emigrated when very yonng, aod haa lor many yeara been a natu raliied American eitlten. Kindicg hlmsslf ? verv naturally? an object of *n ptelon to his Britiati ne'fhbor* at Onp?n)iaat u, he offered, in a spirit of falriess which I elioulil be glad to Me imi.atel by the ftiy, *?> al'ow his shl? to be unl aded and aearcned l>y thtfl . >rd to bear the espenae in oaae aoy contraband of war ?buuld le tonnd on board. Ul< offer waa at flrst ae r?p d. and then d* lined aa unne^ronary ; but f >r mutual rati* action tie aaptain of the Wolga made allid >vii oef.ire tb<- Atcei lean (ouaul at 0>pei.Lhg?n that his oari(o eoa M?t*d r' lely of ootton and logwood; and In rw'.nrn tbe commander of the lititlah war steam rt I'rsgon fare him a rertlreate entire y n ?nerating him from ansplcl.ia. The ?? hington Cnum mig&t, perhtpa, a'igmaiil* this t , csactl n aa a dK? race to tte American ilig. and the Time* may sneer at tlie FAglish eommander who allowei kloirtll lo be humbugged by a ltlrg Yankee; but will not a'.y right mint***! man ot either na ion approve the <-in dn1 anil c nctliatory ap'iit shown by b>th eartles, as worthy of their taepeeuve poaltion* ami eoun'tles? I wi'l rnly add th it I can vmieh personally for the en tire a cu-acv ? f ttis statetn n , and the ut'er falseh >od of thi a li nations c ntsined ia the Tunn I enclose my card, and tt u.aio, yours, lie., av.vm AS AUKHICAM MKlM'UAVr. J^LoMwa, Jan. 14, 1MB. A Pkt*1FTRT? Tnt>iam ? While emra^cd lner?Citr*( rg rn ei.tly, ii|>nn the Milwankia and I, a Crosee Kailroal, nen< S-hli-^et gei >llle, Iowa, the w.irkinen ctinn upon tie I e' i lf.nl ti mains of an Ini.lan, and wttn tie remains a mm tii|(til?r relic* of ol. en times. The hody wa* perfect, not ha>iOK fnff?*ied by rieray His height, at the preaent lime, woo d l^e considered glgant*e. measuring 7 tee 1 Inches. On bis bieaat waa a piste ot cop.^r, ot whi-b were pn^rave.' numerous heiroglyhica, the meanln/ ?! *bich can hardly >>e imagined B it tliey are a re n 1 of ? he past. CX ulii thene helrrgly|AiieC be read, they m g'lt, J .ilisos, unveil aon e of the mystery which hsn^s lise a ilaik clr nd over the history of the red man. Aa arr iw of ci ns icier a tile atrergth and curious construe Im wa \ ala > found with hlm and especially invitee the attention of aotiquailMM. [Vrntii the, I-lJ n A'ht?au;aii?, J?B We ha.-- hail .)<? :* i"'i I'om tiue 'O Umn to IW" 0" f - .u.1 t.,u. African boot. -W^ cam. luthoal. ?ut. o-i . ?i' >?? " n,Uo teil . f ? ? m.l .-eligi >u? character, V" Tiie rally the w rM .?ul?? Vj b? wW *? t,iel ?'|* ? - hitfi ly iniptobable c*s o' characters ant i'ioi on.. u>vo r'*ed a cerate w?oder b..w rati nal -log* could Ml fm iilii lake delight in.uoh reaolvg. rf>men v?iUi fr->?n the s*?,e l-r liBr sourr*, which tire now before ui. ar? i. in .t pretentions ow.,m have >ins <.f deeper dye. II lhr? ( 01.1 <* '-> '1.1 C uutrj a? avenge HpscKU-as or tul Kn*n American t-ovels. or if the. firu.sh only a , teli rtxembHog picture o< Ameuc.n soci-ty, we can o,"f tay ?." 'h- i . tbeuaU*. hat I* lu su sh a c*ae. The Urst nolnt ih?t stiike. a .'range- ?? *he e?id?noe of trie deeply taa'etl 'uC ?ence of Fieueh novel.. The de Mnrifrn. ot p'aiwa *n1 charac * ., ?!?* ?? mvefs*U (.o, ' w of thought, all etrluce a . ambition., rest lesa de!ii*T> w.iu *peik, think deacioe hk Beiwo, l??i na" and l ug-Je C Tha effect I, crbms, and r,se a W" ? l to" T W absen * r" " h,ln'r 'b1;^ ^ ? , ty . ... rtU'l I'iwhO** o ^ocery Ir tj? ^^ ^t.-lin^'o t> ink 'we are ?. will pro cod 'oihow cuf? foi our Judgment. HiiKN Ui-i-N krof? rt.. U) l*?( |'-?M N'?* \?rk??' M?t! ?' llel nUthH ?,VU i'u! daughter 'fan extrafi ?.it *i..v ?t?n mei chant on the ??'<? of bankruptcy. 8 . !j A tel-tla Iltl-u orill ui.k-8.iiie brilliant * H ere *e are ne-Cii!>e<l at full ienjf'h, and P?i Anciirsir are ?" ignoraut as tbe 1 r. u U ?i a r < li.l, it,^. If'tey ?il. ? orn..?lei.Uog lh*'r^1'; r? ?l.* reia-a??l u be.-?l', ' !?' 1 C urtu^y ?. c*-rta<e But aN<? t *? l.e bc<i l?i4 ?cb?D?8 ol men #a<i 'x?l o( ,i , " a, ab? i-? (Jrl.tng U mi-, wl .'ua ? eeo ?'t or , tli- car'*tag? -"' P' th- ?.^r ly -? Mia a man >'?'? "> "'lt toti?dM?er, , " ho'^o iH M-d - -l ?'Inam.ldtJice wt ic? in en Uey unkiown tlhe", entree, -g toru.tt. be e.rJBed-u,'.. -h.cb ,be fu i*- a?ay. a the?^ panloD, ? bo bad a. |.par- i.t ly pre,.*..- hi ?.. J-lf < ? J MiirrK*r?T ' batLe. ber emp e? wi h 'tagoi water J r,/;, U..-D to a lnuelj c u-.t y -.o, o " a rnmll i-arbir . Itnltr illnmlna.' ??.? >e?- an -lde. .y r'^i r* r.r?: wxrSifz&T. ?,T?b^f "aleTbe^C ao'." J'r'ow h,^? ^ka^^'fTd | f. ri.ur.e, " jue-- a? C* e ? a? M? U?* J,'"1 M f?| h pro^t wa.. hel. le mc? ao' ?h?t Wilt wlr , A cli bald tliii'k o' the change la my maonert ' tone Hlry " if) lie- bor ul?td. '/ou do n?t o*r? i tor that VMM Ueigilflcan- ?bo t f K g i h ?oMtl y 1 ? bu-band *bo i? repie-euted an a victim t. ao u^'"* ' yZi'u lor hi. unwilll g b.lde, at er a ?at . aU. ?,.t v, H-oten her he* It, take, ht* tr,1? AtlanUc, and ?b*t. ?M b.H h-.me aud hi. <p"'1 ever belt-n. af *r h'? decartun*, k?ep? he ??n c ittnaei, arid j>luog?H In - .11 tie ?' le-Uv, ... of the -*<.,,?? out wheu Walter t.iay. a- hoi m>. e.??u. 1 u" , boa i?ir)y K oe bey >ud ie<-(i 1, .be pr.?< d t) till to I <v ) with ti/aemory. lhe author, o?viag big Ijf l>l"ned her uievi w loteuMbUty, prot'etf. >o rei?.d bar TlrtM la , le'rniing. ^h.- I" takeu a J -u. c.ey Kun.pe; and, wul ? t;av"|.ii.K fn H?i??rtan4, u .T?rtak?n by a .t ru., ?bd ditren lor ehelt.r to a pic are-iui Which nbe Hod* furnished wuh m*r oo-nol l nod velvet n in a fclvlo of elegant up*io*? ?ry; anl ia I 'nmU tancfuMy , ?Et ?l ^ huui: with t'.dd" ..I crimson velvet," w. h an eleg*ot oilt la.nu bar uing from tha cehng ?ne see-t ? pedestal <>f besutiliilly wrought wh 'e nrt bte u >?n vbich l.y the 'wreath of gold, n grap-s, ?M *** 1 ' " ,,n" cd the rcci.alf n ot her m. riigJ- Sullenly h->r husband .t-nJs before her; a.i. VT exX ? Hwa> there is a rapturous recontii.atiin- lis explain zhzzzsrvx, W-^rSsrc iro back to America, where they live hanny ev , ^u*. there is yet a moral tothta tal#, which I- ' ? rasteiistic to be omiitei. aortly af'er m-irrl ^.*, 1 is luTlWd to a lamily festival, for which she li a > Kk, "a box c?ntiln!ng a waite moire anlijm dress with th.esd !ace Bonncei, and an ex ^uis te cm pure ( of wt lU' tfathn s." ' Hjw have I deser e l so much lov.?/ , pxcli'med telen. "By walking ?t ly in the path of | dnly," wM^ed Anna. Ihe n.ard of vvr ue can no . further go ! . ... 1 it * by the author of " Duty Moments ol an ISM Woman, ? cannot boast the ab.ur<Hty ot " Helen j but ll lias the ??iie original sins of p.l .e, | vulgailtj : the diewicg of the heroines and lh,^forn J of their boudclrs might serve a. advertwemenU ^ mantoa-makers and upholsterer.. There ta a worldly voune man who is eugsgtd to the gi>o.l horolue bat who canle^on a desperate flirtation with the btd herrd >e w iml.a'lon KrVich oo.i?et:e-who sweeps about n ierb)y dremm, " with magn.llseut action and TJlaini ous tilxts," and wbo wrl e. letters upon tea r".n P^Per with initial. In dead g< Id, wherein .ho p-aiws U'y.^? j heroine forcing ' so circumspect, ?o dtgniflsd, and so j intcl-iant of double tnlmdra. fulsome complim?n ., and free aud t..v manners." Ihe hero, we are . >rry to .aay, he. a t>eole mistress; who .tang wits IJly on the ere of her wedding day, and then goes and drowns herself; bnt this cata.troph? < o irae. " mm- , wc-edly upon the unpiepared reader th*t It drop. Mb. a rtrme? a.i makes little or no Irapres.iou. T*m .who wish to know the choice conversation iQ^fa^Umable American society oan Had specimen, here of Americans ^ as jiainted by themselvee. Caw*: A^)BYOFUKPiiitt'-A*EQt'*,1JT.bTs- A Jr. Is a novel of greater talent than the aDd belongs to a better class of bool?. Tbe la-ere.t ; Uuns u ^ tbe painful aortal 1 dlfficultie. en'a ^ u^n J who fcave colored blood In 'heir veins. It l" a.toiy oi social Blare life, f.r more oapable of | than anv i.egio wrong., however elo<iu*otly deUti?i. The heroine is a quadroon, bat Ignorant ol h?rP*r*"^f She is on the point of marriage with the sen "f a * allby pUnter when the secret of her birth U reread! H* ulolher had been a beautiful half-ca.U slav., an! she U herself b. rn a .lave , the laws of the ater r. nder ; a between colored persons aud whites illegal- in? thf-r, a slave, and a <tt alroon liks berse i h?j mtrtlea, ac.d is livitg happily with his young wife, In a fr* e Ha . when Ibe iidings reach him and all the ue. of ? ?l*lh # melt like wax btfore the lat?J far.t? that he is n). ^a U man. Tbe interest ot the book binges eptlre y a^.n t. i? tiuth f f tbe sltnntims, and up m the enl'a^ th*t oT?r takes two innocent crea ures who h?v? ooue n. thing t deherTe, .nd can do nothing to avert, tieir de-tioy . story a# a sto,y, mlgbt have beau be ter written and more broa<!ly ?ork?d out. There is a K10"r?,1^l?n^'' of effect a. cortrasted with wl-at might have beo m*te of the subject; but th? social .juB'tl n> ' ? ?r?'7. ed with a temperateness that sh .ws a wise and di.scern ng spiiit. VtleraiK of th* lMt Wnr at Albany. I GENERAL OKl'BKS. Huaikji.'aktkbh Alhaxy, Feb 1, 1W0. The Gcnaral-in-Ckief strorgly rec >mm*nds, and hereby dittcta, that a convention ol -lie ollicprs a'id s?11iA s ?f the war of 1812, residicg in the axeral ctuoti** if 'h? Slate of New Yoik, who wi I appear in person or rtt dele Rates at the American Hotel, in the city of A<t>?ny, shili HB Puible on the taautj -'tconcl day of February 1 utaot, to cnmn, enure * tre bittb day of the lUunttiouii Wanti'tnc ton; to men* riaiice the ) egialatnre to approp'i*te too necessary fum'a to psy 'hiir rla'ms for olithing ana incidental expect i inclined in ttiM war, and nolemu'y admitted to be due to Hi cm by statute, and to transact Huch other buf>in?t>s as the occasion iua/ require. To celebiate iu a becoming manner a day marked in the hiator.t ol the tiati>n as memorable for the birth of ? great and go d man, whi^e tame and services ate dear to every Amnirau beait, hi* memj.'y choi Hhrd with mia gl< c fcelirgi i f proro nd lereienee aul Olial >egtrd. anl whoi-e glorious name tl o free spirits of the w >r it delight to honor, tLe undesigned ia the uaie of ihn su Iran of the brave and patiloUe aolciera ??? tb" wtr of I8'"i. *hom La has the'honr rto tuprtwe-it, hereby oo dially ul mutt, rt sptct'ully In rite Hi* Excellency the Govenor i f tieStite of New York and suite, ih- bon.r*b!e mem hereof thsJe->ate nnd House of Assembly, the C rpnia'irn andct'Uenj t Albany, the several suilitaiy 0 re and civlo companies tn the city or Albany and in the a joining cHieianct t<w *, to unite with them in the o?teai< inlet and -military proceed ings of the day. To consummate tblr arrangement the General- la-Chief respectfully requetts 'he Hon. John W. n*rcourt, Lieu tenant Colonel of "he 26th Regioieot, to officiate at Marshal, acdCapt. Joshua Huur. e, C*pt John < Kob lint, Lieut. P. H. Drennon, I.ieut. UhrUr/ipher Hess, and Lieut. John Eiera. of the city of Alo?t.y, and Uringiun iSp.aker, esq. of I'alatlne, as assistant Mar-hals ot the day. And be tegs leave tode?i?na'e'aaaC(<mniit e? of arrrtDgmienta the f llowiig earned ofllaor anl ge.it e nen:? (?eu. W n. Fey-moor, (ten. Ti.tmas ilacbio, Cul Lemuel Jenkins. Col. I f ter Oiterhout, CoL F. P. Belliuger, and H in James Rider, of the Fenate, and Hon O. Deuni t'?n and Ho a. Caleb t Joodrlch and Hon. Isaac Wo'xls of the A'semltly. JOHN 8. VAN RKN98KLAER, General-in Chief ol the Veteran* of 1812 in th* State of New York Dr. K*n*1i Arctic Expedition. TO TIIB EDITOR OK TlIB LONDON TIMRH. Fir:? Pt. Kan?js < atrial despatches, witu th# chart of his AteUe discovert**, are now befpre the public. At I apprehended, tbey clear away all the obscurity ooi alaed in the newspaper acoountir and unquestionably place Or, Kane in tbe foiemost rank of Arntic e*pl irers. Had be beard the hearty cheer which, at the sug gestion of the hydrographer, waa raised to hi* honor last nigh' in tbe rooms of tbe Geographical Hoeiety oy th* crowded audience who heard his modest yet ex'r .ordinary n?rra We, he wculd, I am sure, hare been bigfily gratifle.1. Having heard from Mends In th* I'nltei Ststes that | letter o! mine in your columns has had th* riTett of lead ing to *n etroneous idea, that Dr. Kans's arduou* ani l.e.ri Ic undertaking was not duly appreuatad In this country, I slisll feel greatly obliged by the pnhlMatir<u if this ctmmnnlcAtl n, whiih I trust will hare the effect of at^uring the gallant doctor that be Is highly est?? ued ?i'<i ailmited by all who take an Interest iu Arctl i explo t aiicn. I may be permitted to add an Interesting *kctwhlott do?s in' appear ir> his official despstch to tl<e Admiralty, I Ns.ty I)?pai tir.ent ] but which be c.imtnunl^ates in a letter to a trlenu. It is that although the tempera ure at the winter quarters of tiie expiMiition was nr ido. than l>%e?ter been experienced in the Arc'lo regi'tna, tha'. of the o en wattr to the n-irth was cnmparativelr very high, and a great vaiiety of atiimal ille was se- n, inetu 'in< wba!es and i>lai<t eating 'lrd*. 1 am, air. your obn lent servaht, 6. R. WELD. t-oMMtt-n Horn, Jan. 15, 1866 AM**.. Owclu In . Crin. Con. TrlmL. raoaaaaa or tub muuo each in enqlahb fr**0.?8 ,ro K raB P?.A.wir ' [Kiom the Uinlon New* j?u j8 1 . StutharU in. AUiti.L^ -??? Tbf^lTnimJL*0^ 111 wi * b>lh' deMndae, The plaintiff whs a rery jooig man, a Hur<eoo, at H il ? a?fcnd?Bt hKt ?HnuiQ?<d oouaidcrable r^uuil u %< *1 acior, ut.de r tbe mine of tbe ? *fri??n Kwelm ? aQli ti* wm well calculated to vUjr c?rt?ln ptru, wag cior. ?*tu.V' ??d,h* ,hvJ ?masked h coiiniuerahle aura of uiouey. loe plain uf ..?? uo* cai tying on fh> bu?i ne?? o ? surge n de: t|if, but id 18?? he bad takun * fancy to tr? hu fortune on ?;,? Mag*, ?u,l haWn* beard 0 ftie of he d?l?:.u?at, tie ?e>u ;o l,,vero>oi when. toedeieo'laot ?n? thou 'aurring" it ,s t'ie 'Afrii 1 roduo . ? bimiwlf to tbe defea :aut, awl it endeJ inbi.offe ing r? teaah -he plain, ,ff? 4 a,ia rf tM.d tcr" n '?}. !. * 'Wawl n w iab QU w*. a>t -60 7,1 money, and be g,r? the d-f*n1 pool, WilJ J ??* wa' "*ai 10 Hul> Limr uitroduu'i'iu m ?. ?.'* CM* moh * ter thin, Up?,. tb? :rut> ,,ie ?" ,a ? i ?h8 ? i ^5, * ^ *'r' ?r,;> wwe ma rledon t ? ui" . 1 " *"* ro*d< 1 UM/ -a, ,,r^eu^ a <1 V'v ?' h ??U"- WW: 1 marriage toedefr n lai.i h. ut iU? ui im.T"7 i 4^r cal et*ii?gttn*i,t T tWilmi lto upuii a thealri uuin-a tW? wittj hiw I -r s me f? V" ^? ' ,ti! r0" i ^ h? o o?. n. t .?.,rd v, h;- wj,,n with hi id, he nut h, r tui Uer m.'hV. I'T01 cuiM WeiN, ?ort UuriLg ihH,opl a ,a ? f /ltL"a' H.lThn1?ge ot tlm pp , y ti rt Uk,? Heh d conducted biuiwlf with nl t, e r fe t>M>. fedi.0,,-, ,,)(j t ?? ?? ? u t,". :'f ? ? P ?? 1^3, tfje wjieg*ve bi.'h t a' b ll a UiiV? 1 r?yi aiiuy, ih? UeleudMit, who , .? per uraiiu *| /uT/ Uivii y wr.jie tais t i ib>- ir'i ; - 7 er Aly i,B.i!! Kmma? Yoar ie'tnr ti?a ju*i n >a_ r**'h ,n? ? I ?m vtrr mu h ?urt,ribe<l nt its cmw* YuumLn "kr* , X:." svl (,h? ?'??'> '"'i ; SU u. ;n,,l wi^ola A ,11,1m f Wh,i! brautfbt 'oial' tj 'i'vuT ^'.'-"irV^n Af..'r Mr*. 6totbar.l ru oonflaed bi, t ,oe becv-f ,'^U t^r.-.l, ?? ,1 h- - o.? ber t' i. le: ?r: . 41 It.ah Madam Voii - ouVl not h>iv?) been r,e 'loc^d 'nit T h*j4 I pos'iK" I ell Ui6. whip mnilirt>* l una' -rt . i u.!';T Vs?t"fMJ'? ' ou ? 1"" > ??? Z* he would pr?7- thvt the chlM ,H of ?'"r?a col a i wj uo? de* i He ,T?uU proomw the cvi ? - lore U?.u, ,oi woa'd th- u to <iVo 8a," ,7. ), ' '.V'* wou,d n.ft t thel eei ,.f the deleortaafa couduotld irul? ifln<l?P' i tbe n*?'rl 'g9 ou the 16tu v Au gUMt, i WW, wei e put in. ...LVf Irxd,h*t.,;h'' b^ftcted nnd?r tho "?iiia i fin- A ricii'i K' scus Hdwii * b!i k h n- bu* fM'. yer?t,'i e U"K Ue P'ujred bj a 07 Mr?. loglede#- 1 ?m tho mo hsr of Mr*. StntWd- ?kn pUint-irj l?t b.f"^ u ^ |,ho wu' l1"*" W'tb uie ?t I mbrii'ire WeiL,, theplaiuiib c*ute d;wu to lake her to he nurnud *,n u':Uy"*b? '? *??? nj'iiriafp., in noyin , r u th " ,*i la?niagf she retornnd t > me; I o j. o od foiie* A??h0? 4RC,,Uut, of lhe pWjUIT bX a p? i iiir.er fto n?d |,r?vi >u^ly bo?n residi iir with tio- J ,n* 1- u:,.a a; the dtfeodaut lodged wita her aun^ . "l tbeie 'bo p uiuiilT iirst na* in) dauga'.er- aei' auat f ul'iMi d We?J ^ U'' UL #ad 11 J du^h'er 1 iiett t e Vb^ n't ? ? confl,Ded th ' ^tb M .rib, 1843 ; I n.iw ?*?r dl 11 w"'< d ooluni boy; my d*ug i er IWyd wit i ' " btr1,'r u."? riaKp. beca is? ber hmn*n?i jouli not w*Jti?zxsi?ir'> "" ia "M* Mr. and Mtk. Aid, ir ((e iodgei in VLme tle'a^^ SKuSS'ikSA r.; k/ ctewhr a??"17 ten aiouttiH after the marrlaffe; the other cWld^^hS lnD nl, SWm :a,,fMor couijjlaioed o! the treat? ,;he <4',ce ?> ?or tb.- ajt Lix jears; ?,fe workjat W her but?h r?4* ^ 'or nSgVoU^ nor, out Ik .-bid be iiad writ'en letters t>her wiioh ?h? Udn t receiVHd. I am in indigent olrouuiataVc^ ihS c nh. of W flnt child in tbe Lviotf ia Hojoitalf oil t kaow wlinre her hunbAud wtM at th? tinU- hi w;i<U) to h?-r id the hoRpital nayio^ that hiM aunt wished U know whether he u^nLj'JSi if l;e exited" Whn W'h t0 "iJ thejr were ?ot married. ?*'f ""rained ? Wheu ?he wrote to him compfelnlnir of co?lfi?h?eKerr^oXtbe0*?d S? UWe h# ^ "d lu4?^ ^Ld'tohta1 ^iid; 1 kDOW lbe (lf,;endaat;8 Jiid -IwiaUT^/n" r,em??,lr ^i a othird?' S. he w'aa the father; he aeemed/et^ed he iTid"1"* bUt *h"e m8n don,t be"?" black chtn^'" Kfijiw sa^fSrSSS'S *?'? 6?. ; ho naid, " I don't elre vmith.t ? 'count, but fur your famil* " r h!/ i ,? j mffli 1 tojt.re beeauae MrrJinK6"' I w^motter ? Mr?. Matthew* ? 1 bad thin child to nn?n? when 1 1 ? Ore month* uid ; It wu a colored child; it d?d ?ith ZZ Mr.. MuUiard went to the funeral ' Wlth "*? MUtMf Aid ! cArtiKi^l |iT y u 0, it di?d Ot (if" aud h^f wjiliy bat CaiW? h; U ? ,, **f- "^?n? 1 am a theatrical ngent; I kaow the defan dan , and tave don^ an for thiriy years- be U about SO l^repeatodlymade .ng^mfnf. tor'ti*; ta uiSr' IJct.ard N-nman? I am an actor at the Starrer theatmr 1 know i he pl.iutUi , he wtnt hy the mine of Stawarf - ^ ?a? iclibg with in j at the minor thea re iu I.ireroo J fbr iu^,.?uT:,h;i "?'h9 ?VnKoit^ ? ?Jr ? WiUUa then addrea^ed the Judee for th? fmrt'i * C tb*' <b<re wa, no pr^of ihat tb^I f ^h. l.T!Il,U,* '.?'"T" whu "?"? '"Tried. to?o tits?.??1' th0ughl ?" ?? "urnoCaat r Mr ?''mrned up theeridaooe he had oall?l Mr. Mtrgeant Wnkina then adurt aa?i the jurr tor the ??n a X:dr,C* "h?? " blr srr&ir tMnJhbt.d'Cnh ;.W 'it t'^^Zapr^'l ir ;ir a vr oe tM never lired wLh hie wtf4 for .1 JUjS* b it b't"t ul of her m .ther. he T5 , ll V* i t ??ej l'f ,hB W"rW- H%d h" ? >t ? worn to ir.'V, r '"s --"."^/"rV,r^.rJS .;^u, ^-??Jr.rs S r? 2F1 -Vi'. ,^3vr,a ?' K IS*-L.-k ? nient a woman yirfJed to ika? ?/?; a cmne nf h?r nature thnn tK? w.S 4iT 'i^oductd. When th? tmi?ur? vm fa uiln ti" vrh h*B?i h* ,1*d tllro'rn " away aod tr?mp<e4 upon it W here then, waa theeUim for <4m?raf Tl e learned JD(?g? .utnmed up. ^ ^oJo* Jury returned a rerdict, for the plainUff, daaugw* BftrUof the CoM Wrath* r at Um Hoath. A few day* ago we re?<l in the New ttrleaaa paper* Mi account of a large tire in that city, he dU?? rou? milt of which fii attributable to the (act that tae flra depart mfiit wa* unable to propeily do their duty, owing to thl iult off cold which tu prevailing at the time the thar mome'e* N-ing down to tha frtwiina point Below, WW give netre further evidence of the chilling effect of tbm wrrnhar upon the energiw* of Our Sowtharn friend*. Thl l'ebiaoi It, Florida, [trmorrat, of the Zlta ult, naya ? W? beg the indulgence tf our reade ? t>r tb? m?agra ?pl P*ratio<> of oar paper to-day. It ui due to 'he opeutag ot the dcori of ift.lua1 ioa houee, tor tha laai few < in, with it* accompanying boreal blurt*, Mi aor aqn^nt dla oomfort to every ona. It wan aJmoet loQaaatM# *ur ua ta work. The raanlt of *ueh an event, in mm riaimty, haa br*n aleo diaaatrona to *11 rarietie* M vegetation, MA mnny of onr orat gw tree* have beea rary badly dealt by. 'ihe Mon'gotnvry, Alabama, Mail, of tha 2Uth ult., m tain* the following announcement : ? Owing to tte eolii weather. Itev. it. D. Baldwin waa an flhle to fill hie appolrtment to lectura oa Monday night, but will be In plaae a* aoon aa the weather will permit. Incidents of tm Month? The following art *ome ot tbe u'inctpal aranta which have occurred durtag th* mon>h of February, In time paat : ? 1- Mrat t'ie?i<l?n lai election In United State*, 17801 2? Lorenio Dow died, 18.'14. .1? Slavwy abollabed in French ooloniei, 1794. 4 ? John Kogarx burnt, 1&6S ; eight xteambtat* burnt at New Orleana and 37 Uvea loet fi? Varthquake In New Kngland, 17f?. 8 ? Vary, Queen of Soot* died, 1(87. f ? Harrliou horn, 1773. 11- lie Wi't Clinton died, 1828. 12? l'eace with Great Britain, 1816. 15? M< n*?teilaa auppreaaad In Ftmc?, 1700. 14 ? Valentine'* t'ay 16? Galileo born, 1664. Ifi?Me'iinoth n born. 1407. 17 ? Vtichael Angelo died, 1568; Ruaaiana at Kupato?4? routed by tbe Turk* under tmtar I'ac.ha, 1864. 18? Vermont admitted Into Uic Union, 1791; I-uther diaC, 1S40. 19? Florida ceded to the United State*, 1821. 20? Voltaire born, 16J4. Ballamy born, 1719. 21? Robert Hall died, 1181. 22 ? Waamrgton bom, 1733. 3C? Flcka oecVd to i he United State#, 1819; J, Q> Adam* (ltd, 1848. 24? Ful'< n tiled, 1816. ?;6? IMn It* introduce! in New York, 1603. 2ft? Napoleon leaven Hba, 1816. 27? Khrthquako at Hrou-na, COO killed and wounde ', 1866.