Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 19, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 19, 1856 Page 1
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?' *? ' . * ? . , THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 7142. MORNING EDITION-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 1856. PRICE TWO CENTS. iDTSETISKHSKTB RENEWED BTBRT DAT. raw rcBUVATiua ? H UMBGLDT'S IMPORTANT WORK ON CUBA. now Mini. THB 1SUANO OF CUBA, _ By Albxaruek HUMBOLDT, 'Translated from the Spanish, with notes an i a prelim'nary eau;, by J. H. Thrasher, Bringing down the history to the present Unt. With a map. 12mo. ; price $1 26. It U believed this work, b? the eminent Humboldt, now flnt presented to Ute public under the auspices of a gentleman ?whose faculties have rendered his pontoon invaluable for such ft purpose, will be read wuh Interest by the onbllc. Aa aoou rate and minute map, fro* the latest bpanlah authorities, ac ?oaapanlai the book. OOaTKHTS. Pi ellml-isry ersay? comprising Slavery. a oomp eta view of the terrf- Ksoes. t"ru>l. political, industrial and Sugar culture. social tetotlona of the island. Agricut are. -General views. Commerce. Physical aspect. Internal communications. Climate. Be venue. Geography. A inp t? Trinidad. Population. ''This excellent work has never been presented In English, and will be welcomed with p enure hy mtny ttiou4andi who will lose no time in availing ihtMu<wive? of ti at a source of in formation on a subject of growing Interest and importance. It a ill be enriched t>y considerable acdit onn. written bv toe translator, which wilt put Uie reiuler lu pons*; ,?lou of a know ledge of toe present social tioanolal and po Itioal condition of the Unbans The knowledge vblch Mr. ? hrwher has ot Cuds, (rots a long residence there, and f ran his having da voted many years to a study ot its condition and us reWI>ii to tbe mother country and the United S'a'ej, eminently bim tor tbs preparation of such a work Ot the marlu of the original no aoubt can be entertained. Wheievnr science ts c utlvated the name ot Humboldt Is jurtly honored. we i>hill a**lt the ap pe&raase of this work to make more extended comments."? jNew Orleans Courier. 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SMITH. >310. 80 Naasau atreet, New York. fpflK I BUB H*Wrt-A WMCKLY JoCHNAl, KlHTNO JL by the proprietor, Thomas Fiiwicie Meagher, dedicated to the eeryice of the Irish people at home ani abroad, wll! be published every Halnrdav, on acd aTer the 12th of April, at ?9 Ann atreet. corner of Nassau. TOT* ARTS. ...""*^9 ?^IOTTT*? DE*t.lCR8.? AN ARt|?ar. PBBPABINO tO learn far Knrope. has a number ot niotnree on h nd, which will dispose of on liberal <enna. Atldreaa Kuro^e, ueiald ?floe> SEIZURE OF A SU8PECTED SLAVER. THE BCHOONBB FALMOUTH LIBELLED BT TBI UNITED 8TATB8 DIBTXICT ATTOBNBY OK OHABOB OF BEING FITTKD OUT FOB THE BLATB TBAD* ? INTBBK8TINO NABBATTVX OF THI OAFTUBB ? THE POBTUUCTBSE CONSUL SUSPECTED OF BBINO INTBBBSTBD IN THI MATT KB ? A ROMANCE OM THI BAST BITKB, BTC. Notwithstanding the stringent provisions of the liw of 1818 against the fitting ont of slavers In the United BUtes, it la well known that a Urge number ofreeaela annually leave this port to oruiae on the coast or Africa, where negroes are bought and taken to Cuba or the Bra zil*, and sold for sUres. The United 8Utes officials, at this port, have frequently seized such vessels; bat owing to the difficulty of convicting the parties, and the means takan to escape detection, no result has ever besn arrived at, and the traffic still continues with unabated rigor. Early on Sunday morning last information reached the United States District Attorney that a schooner, lying at the foot or Fourteenth street, was fitting out as a slaver, to sail on the coast or Afrioa, whereupon De puty Marshals De Angelos and Neyins were deputised to ? etch her, and make a seizure, did any suaplclou* cir cunutanoe transpire to warrant then in doing so. On Monday evening the mysterious Teasel hauled out in the stream, and drifted up with the tile to Astoria, and there anchored. There she was joined by another schooner, towed by the steam tug Ajax, from which Urge quantities of (tores were taken and placed ou board the Falmouth. This was about dusk in the evening. *Ihe secreey attending all the movements of the vessel and those ou board led the officers tu suspect all was not right; and en receipt of the intelligence that she would probably sail daring the night, they pjsted back to tue city In gieat haste, where they arrived late in the even ing. They called at the house of Mr. Joachimsaen, the oeputy District Attorney, but found that officer had gone Vu Laura Keene's Varieties, to witness toe new play, so ibey started for the theatre and notified air. Joaohlmssen, wl>o immediately sent word to Mr. McKeon, the District Attorney, who was at the dinner of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, at the Metropolitan Hotel. Mr. MtKeon authorised the offisers to hire a eteamtag und peize the suspected vessel oefore state left the harbor, and at the same lime sent word to the Navy Yard, Brooklyn, for a file of matinee to aid ttie officers. Thus Instructed, the Marshals hired tue steajatug Only Son, and with twelve matlnes, uuder command of Captain i Watson, went down the bay to head off the Falmouth. All this wab done after midnight. Meanwhile the mysterious schooner drop pel slowly iown the river un'il .she came to Sixty first street, where over fifty hogsheads of water were taken on beard, when Bhe continued her voyage, aided by the steamtog Ajax. Morning had broke before the Falmoath reached the Narrows, and In another hour ahe would have been out of all danger of capture, but U'-e had decieed other vipf. The Only Son ran alongside the vessei, and, be fore the astonished orew knew what they weie about, twelve marines precipitated themselves on the deck. Three of the men rushed for the cabin, apparently with a view to destroy some papers that might lead to detec tion, but the officer* were too quick for theoa, and sprang to the doorway, telling no on# to enter under peril of toeir lives. The steamtog Ajax would not oome to when ordered, and one of the marines seized an axe and cot the hawser that bound ber to the Falmouth, when she steamed up and made way for the city with all possible speed, wish out an inquiry from on board as to the cause of the stop page. The schooner was then towed up to the Navy Yard, vtore she waa ?lac*d under charge of Lieutenant dkZ u>. . v. ' ? Yesterday, al noon, iwrtnct Attorney MoKeou and his Ilepu'y, Mr. Joaohlmssen, vial led the captured vessel for the purpose of inspecting her and the crew, twelve in number, all of whom were placed in arrest. They found the Falmouth to be a '? long, low, bUck " craft of about 260 tons burthen, with raking masts, and altogether a very piratical looking concern in appearance whatever she maybe in reality. On her stern is painted the words "Falmouth, Balti more," and the American eagle adorns her prow The ve.-eel was open under deck from the cabin to stem, and boards were found to erect, It is supposed, a Slav ? deck, that would hold, as ene of the officers remarked, "about ttOO niggers." The search of the vessel itveilel many cuiious circumstances. On deck was found a large medi cine chest, with castor oil, lint and crugs, evidently In tended for a larger company than those on board ship, In whicn there were only thirteen persons. Between decks were over fifty hhds. of water, large e tores of rise, reaus, faiina and preeerved meats, such as are usad by slavers. Large copper pots and pans for boiling Urge masees of food at a time, with ladles and spoons to match, and many other questionable appurtenanoes. About tns deck was a numoer cf extra spars. In the cabin were found charts of the west coast of Africa, and a Urge quantity of bunting to make American flags. But if these circumstances spoke for themselves the crew on board were not so communicative, but were a* silent and as non-committal as the members of the Know Nothiig fraternity are said to be. None of them knew how they bad got aboard? who had shipped them ? where they were going to ? what the captain or owners' names were. All on board the vessel were Portuguese and either did not er pretended not to understand a word of English. The captain was a myth. No one on board acknowledged ths title, or could tell who that funetlonary was. Three of the men said they ware pas senger*, but could not tell who they paid their money to. or where the ship was going, though one or them, who we* suspected of being captain, bttrayed an acourate knowledge of St Paul de Loando and AogoU, both noted reports for eUvers. " Well, gentlemen," said Mr. MoKeon, addreeUng Mar shall! De Angelos and Nertns, " yon have a fine prize here. According to the law those who seize a slaver, or a vessel without an owner, are entitled te he't tW sel nd cargo. This schooner appears to Lari at) 1 ownei." "Let ttJ try if that Is so," responded one of the officers. Accordingly, every men on Uard the vessel were called up, but all in turn denied owning the suspected pro perty, and the most rigid cross-examination failed to eliolt any light oa the subject. The following named persons were placed under arreet, and o derei to be taken to Kings oounty Jail, there to await the further action of the District Attorney Passengers? Jose Lopes, Gasper Marrech, Joseph An toine. Seamen ? Manuel Fortunato, Antoiue Q< mez, Juan Grazzta, Albert Rose, Antolne Jose, Manuel Oomes, Em mauusl Jose, Emmanuel Robert, Jo*4 Azardo, A number of circumstances, whioh It would be im proper to mention here, throw considerable suspicion oa the Portuguese Consul, Senor C. B. 8. De U FJganiere. It re* ma he was la communication with several persons on board, and kne w of their whereabouts. The affair, however, is to be furthsr investigated. Tne vaeeel mow lies at the Navy Yard, under the charge o( tne Depa-y Marshal. It will be thoroughly searched this morning, and an inventory of all the goods taken. Jcrtcjr City New*. Thk .1 krhky Cmr a>d Birorm Hoiht Kailkoadi ? The ameidnd charter to this company adli $260 000 to tu utock, ft ixl empower* it to construct ft railroad for bo>se power only, with ? single or doable traifc, frou pome point on or near the Hudson rirer, within the limit* of Jersey City and scu.h of the New Jersey 3*11 road track, eloug the moat eligi ale route thr juga the eiiy and South Bergen to Bergen Point. The oenstrootlon of the road may oe commenced at any time prerkra* to July 4, 1866. Application wan made to the Jereey City Oram on Counetl for a route for this raiiro \d about nine mr.nth* ago. but, that body net acting upon K, apphea tlen wan made to the Legislature at i f iase session, from which this increased power was derived. PmoBfti Inuuigenee. A MI V ALU. Prr.m Haraaa and New Orleans. In the steamship Oah*wba ? Oept J Raton, J McMahon, K J fltly, J W Dyer, ft H f born, Nisi K Roooh, Miss K?te Hopper, Mrs LlppiacoU, A Jaocsen, B J Jnhniov If B f?nn, Mrs Bebermeden J W Oeudenln. Uarlos Oupray, L J Co'onliM, Joee Vlodment*. M Tyrle and lady, U Nophlggl and lady, A Haremeyer, J UnagToat. J ' Arnica. J CrngeT, M WoopM.J ? Morris, r de Til lor sod eer ??ni. Oapt John Unhim, W A Leuuton, P Motfamora P Ford. M McGinn, H W Hutching*, II Pox, Mr* W H Mobert sen and sod* From KftTftnnftb, in steamship Angus'* -? P Sciidder, Mtw L Koyltoh, Mrs M Karl O Mouiton. J f> Smith, ? B -tmtth, J W Smith, J M Moore, Mrs Psrltsrfl, Mrs U 0 Oradot., W Whe<ton, a Packard, P Mrhowftn, 0 F Bemis H Wy le, M H Meyer, K A Ctowell. Miss t.rowell, H K Cowl. W V Allen, O Flanders, at d 14 In the steerage Krom (Ibsrleeu.n in steamship James Adger? Miss Ward B Irennerg T L Ooklnn, li lllsgtns, (1 Weal, I! K 0 Orores, A Mri'onkey, J lorn, ? foggili, a Fraw J W fli't, J Lrtu. J (. Burns, c K Barney, P O'Keefe, J O'Keefe, end 44 in Uw steer *f* THE FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES OF P. T. BARNVM. HnprMM Court. A SUPPOSED MI LLION AIRE MONKYLBSS ? THE Y ANSIS CLOCK 10* DOWN? BAHNUM "TH* POOREST KIND OP A BUSINESS MAN"? THI STAND AID OF MORALI TY FOB SHOWMEN A FBO OB TWO HQHER Til AN THAT FOUND IN THE ATMOSPHERE OF WALL STREET. March 18.? The defendant wu further examined thJU morning. Q. Do you hold a note against John Taylor, of Albany for a large amount)' A. I loaned John Taylor and others $20,000 in July 1861, for which loan 1 took John T*yIor and other* jointly, and several notes payable in five years from that date; that note is noir held by the Peqaonnook Bank, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, as oollsieral security for my debts, and for eleek debts for about that amount. Q. Did that note bear interest on its ho* at 7 per oent? A. It doe*. Q. Have you received tlie amount of interest on tba i ote? A. They gave me semi-annually a note for $700. with interest, payable when the large note matures in July i860; these interest notes, amounting to $0,300, I ex cnaaged for a mortgage, which mortgage I assigned to ??Mcuie the clock debts; I assigned it to a bank to which the clock company weie Indebted. Q. Are all the mortgages on your property bona fide 'or value received. A. fney are bona fidt ana for real ?l?bts; 1 never gave any others. Q Have you not a number of business notes of different parties that you received from the Jerome Company? A. i did have, but they are all transferred and passed oat of thy jiosfeihion to ascure debts. At this stage of the proceedings the case was adjourned to the office of Mr. J. W. Gerard, Jr., the deiendant'a o? impel, where it was resumed. Q. Din the Jerome Company assign you the leare of the store recently occupied by them in Broadway? A. Ihey aid, which I have aesgned to seoui e debts? my personal debts? oue and owing by me lor more than the oontide jatl</ti of the assignment Q. Have they put you in possession of any clock* or ool.aUial security for yiur obligations incurred in their behalf',- A. 1'h' T put me in pjtineasion of a n>ut $2,000 ?vortli if oloeks, and I attached abo>u $700 worth more which they gave up to me. Q. What ban become of these clocks? A. I h?.ve sold a portion ot them ? more than half? and assignel the balance to sec ore debts tor more than the consideration of the assignment. Q. What became cf the proceeds of the portion sold? A. I appropriated the same tor the payment of debts. <4 Have you a mortgage for $4 oOO against a Mr. , Hamilton, formerly of Bridgeport, now of Chi:agj' A. I ii?ver had a mortgsgo of $4,000 against him; out 1 nad one ot $'2,0(0, and assigned it in January last to secure lebts; it was more tn*n the consideration. Q. Where is S. d. Jerome? A. He sailed for Liverpool In the 1'ersia. on her passage from this port. Q. When will he return? A. He eald he should return in six y days. Q. Have you a olaim against the Jeromei for fraud in their trssskcuonf with you? A. I don't like to charge any man with fraud; 1 consider It more caailt*#!* to oeiieve tuat they were contused or half crazed Oy the great multiplicity of their transacloas, for they had storm in Xvew York, Philadelphia, Boston, and In Ecgland, and manufastured one or two million dollars won h per annum, but there stands out the great fact that In June last they stated to me In writing, (which rtatemen> is now in my possession ,) that they were toen woita $187,000; this statement, h wever. was made from obelr previous Janiary annual statement; wq dress, wi<hin seven months from that time, ihey have proved to be bankrupt for several hundred thousand dollars, and ye: they oo not claim to have sastalaet any material loss fcisof they made me that statement; I think the charge of fraud lies more properly at the door of certain of their creditors tnan themselves, tor th>M>e same oredltors, in June last, and siooe, induced me by written and verbal statements to that effect, to believe that the company was wealthy, and in the language of one of the letters re ceived from a o ashler ot a Mew H?ven Bank, that they were receiving as much acjommoria'ion as they ready deserved ; by thus inveigling me into this transaction with the Jeromes, these creditors have secured a larg? por tion of their debts by transferring said deals from their tOK'Wkero on to mine; tneweaithy maa, who had t>?*a ,j. ."Quae's bof.4* w vavietu banks aufcaad la^il largely for the Jeremes, as they were VAl?abie customers of his, continued up till late in DBeembBr last to Btture me that they were perfectly responsible; by these repre sentations I *aa inclined to assume the bonds and many of the obligations that he was in tor th? Jeromes; he was ' ne of the men who advised me, in December last, to borrow $100 000 to lend to the Jeromes; I think, there fore, that the charge of fraud more properly belongs to i hem than to the Jeromes, who were their mere tools or catspaws; still I did endorse paper tor the Jeromes, sup poucg it was for renewals. % You ssy you have no money? how could you h?ve raised the $I0(> 000 which you offered to compromise with hs dock creditors? A. 1 could have reserved much of .he mcney wuich I have since paid to private creditors, and I couM have raised money on my property in Con cecticut which will now be sacnficeu under assignees' ?ale for three or four hundred thouK*n1 dollars less thin 1 could have realized It I had the disposition of the pro perty. Q. Who owns that portion of the Museum which con tains the theatrical room? A. I believe it oolong* to a Mr. Mortis, who lives at Yonkers, and who leased it to Mi Get in, and Mr. Genin leased it to me; both leases will expire in one year from next May. Q. Do you own a copper mine in Connecticut? A. I <ild own one and after losing about $10,000 in working it, I sold it out for about $2,000 in Deoember or January last. Q. Are you interested in any circus company in the United States or elsewhere? A. I am not. Q. Give me a detailed statement in wiitlngof all mo ney e and bords you have held sinoe June last and where ano how you have used them ? A. I am the poorest kind <>f a business man, but my late bookkeeper is now pre l>ariijjr a statement wh'ch shall be furnished you within twenty -tour bours, giving you every item to a dollar; you will find that I have no desire to keep anything back, lor I ?ish you o understand that the standard of morality for sh wn.en <s a peg or two higher than that found in the atmosphere ef Wall street. (Laughter.) Q. How mueh do you owe 'ne Nassau Bank, and what amount of the Pequonnook Bsnk stook do tieyholdas collateral? A. 1 owe the baak $18,566; I believe that to be the amouit, and they ho'd $12,600 of the I'equonnoek at ck and a mirgtge on real estate in Connecticut to c< ver any deficiency. Q. What is the present value of the stoek ot the Pe quaonoek Bank ? A. I don't know what it would bring at ferieo tale, but It is worth on the books of the bank trom $106 to $112 per share; the bank has never lost a dollar by me or the Jerome Company. Q. You say you have paid and secured over $80,000 of the Jerome Clock Company's debts ? why did you pay or secure that amount ? A. In some Instances in order to remove attachments from my property, and in other in etances because the parties holding Jerome paper held my collaterals tor any iudehtednosj which they might have agalnft me Adjourned to Wednesday morning. Police Intelligence. VITRIOL THROWING AGAIN. The at'68tioa of the polios ha* lately been called to action* Pf ?<?? mslioiously disposed in dinduals, who, for W?al weeks put hare beta ?tc using themt<eiTM at the expense ef the community, by thrcwiig vitriol open the dre??6* ?' Indie* and sentlemen a* U ey emerge from place* of afliasement. On Monday rirht Home ladiee b larding at the Art or Placer Hotel, md 1 heir wearing appaxel rendered almsst entirely veiue'esi by the oatitlng of Home vitriol upon the name, an they were i et timing from the Opera, at the Academy of Madia, in Fourteenth street. Some other ladies were also treated in a like manner an they were returning from Wood'* Varieties, Mechanics' Hall, fhe operati n of levying Clothing, by msaoa of vitriol, is attended with so lit, In noise or trouble, that it is a very difficult matter for the police to arrest, the offending partiei, even if the mischinf be committed wi'hin a few feet of them, it is hoped, howerer, that some of the rascals will be taken into oue tot*j end pnnlshed severely. ABBB8TS rXBTKHDAT. Daniel Wood, a boy about 16 years of age, was arrest ed by Officer Farley, of the reserve oorp?, charged with btiig a fugitive from New Hampshire^ where it is al !< gee he stole $60 from his late employer, Mr. tisary, of >. eland, N. H. Tee accused was locked up, pre (urat.ry 10 being went back to New Hampshire for trial. Anhur Brady was taken into custcdv. on charge of i-teklli g S'^00 in aouMocns from I)antel Kafferty, one of t>,e New York Volunteers in the Mexioan war. The ac cueed d*niee the charge preferred against him. Justice Wood ecmmltted Mm for examination. William Weeks was arretted on charge of stealing a gold watch, valued at $26, from the stote of Alexander Cor belt, No. 97 X Division itreet. The alleged theft wax committed while the accused was makieg a pretended purchase et the store of the oomplainaat. Weeks we* committed for examination. STABBINO ArntAT.

At a late hour on Sunday night a serious disturbance took place at the boarding house No. U Thomas street between two sea named Baptist* Parmeatnr and Loui Morbitt, ? which the former received seven! severe cuts about the laoe and neck with a dirk knfte alleged to have been in the bands of Morbitt. The injured man wae con veyed to the New York Hospital where his wounds were dieeeed by the house surgeon. Morbitt wae arrnetel by officer Der.ett, of the Firth ward police, on a charge of nlonions assault, and on being taken before Justice Welsh, at the lower Polite Ooart, was committed for examination. Toe wounded man's injuries are not con sidered very dangerous. CHABOK Or BIOAXT. Michael F.tgan, living at No. 64 West Broadway, was arrested on Monday, charged with having more wires than ihe laws of the State permitted him. Kairan. it is charged, married a girl named Anne O'Brien, in the montb of De cember, 1863 and in ihe month of August. 1864, while bis first wife was still In the klaud of tbe Uving, he es j>' ii' fd Bridget Costnilo, and again be tame a married n > ?' It is first vifc bearing of the second marriage, ?.i. fc.fore Jnstiee Welsh ani* prsferred a charge of i. p t j atainst her erring lord. Began was locked up Ki . i roinatloe. *? CM Ions. ?... B8far* R??ri?r So.ith. TW ^S!?" OAPPawa FOB KAN8LAJJ0H OMRblSSL MAN8LAU0HTBR IN rHK FOUJITH MOBM-aoar?N8ioN of judoiunt. ""Hrt*"* looking oou.try?.n .pparently about thirty years 0< age, waa pat upon trial at the opening of the Court ye? ^ . death of a German named John Hannan Land lich' ta fr0nt 0f P'"11"' 62??n m! C mgbt "" 0th of ^Pt?mDT. 1866. Mr. C. S. Bpenoer appeared a. oounwl for the prisoner ! (flt?",e7, *ftW ? f?" Introductory remarks' called as his first witoeas, Dr. Henry D. Kojw whi be i?g sworn, testified as follows : _ ' I saw Mr. Landwher dead at the hospital- I aisis'ed a' TZT^' h# 13,8(1 ??*?*?* 8su' pistol lU; toere?w!,7oUnodthw wouS^eaVh? V Tdl was o*en performed about two irtnlni .r '? . ? pa t*ttjn lad bospi al; he waa a robust man 0fk'M to lhe rfab?Ut t*? inc?'? his leg wasamoDCau d7,??? , l if direction, trom ir^S lnZ ' .J*?? ; hw da4th sloughing at^uJl^b. * ttte *em >rrh*? aud Hunry J asking sworn? I am a irrooar In Vint r fcew tae ^oea'ed for tour or flvf ye^ I saw hT? ! J ihe prisoner at b*2 An?,ii>i?h . , ? ' sw him ?nd m v. .t s.' tsar dT.'C;^,0 ? iKWsfa^?^-AS| piuWnerai.d caught him, and found 'the 1!^!!! SnSTSJ1! E?5S wa?5T the^prhoner!^ ha W<U ClW0" OTefi h" ".at to. tfcat^X*tS!f^,tdi,dhnot Boe the prisoner oome into KiAw that* tie M,t P*y f?r th" Wi?* "3l1 refufei; I d'>n't r.? &;S&"S?Sz iXJr,"-4 *? ?">? SSnSSSSKK i 1 U>e prisoner refused twioe or threo "uwto calf .ruaner9i hare words passed hMwaLTtl.. ... ? ?*11 !or WU"N man .Jone, f ? "? *htr the prisoner that he shoold oar f It'fh ?ZTS SfUf, SfS-'TRrff,- ?! aya-Mfssj: ass?S^.=SSsa?: he sbonld not go out until he nald * prisoner saa* jf bbS? if ?#? ?? - s riahv "uppoeea would not be mate. riauy onangea by the taatim?-. for JZ . /? waeacAie wbhui would eoae under the hsad ?? ' ?laughter la the fourth darTel. Hi. ? ^ nun ihetime. and might hsvs flJS' JaLhH feSf? s?A?'.-;?r s-s/ifa'riSs a^Tf^^Vifia Jl^hoa,0li*^Unk tbU ??Uld ^ conj,ider^ ?tl]Lu^T^r JugVd wlth<he Strict Attorney that ?5st s s;s.',s^M,hM "? ?? J ? ; ?!:!55ftSvtA-,!as^ npiuio^Cwo^rL^l no?f^trinR,InSK1 tf the "?* s^'SwS SttWsa^waEfSrS tsfiasss^" tesdSL-5 "tenfen'of g^g d"dctC0t?eCaUcOr^W H?Vf wSSif? MjejsttrLtafSsrKpJ? be rrfueed, he was ln.3tJf.bSrE} a"4, ^"able he h*' ????*feo tt?. w' 'he beller^n isx^aS blm td feuA bu\hwi??,nr"DVvh0pin? ther#bT to frighten At ?? ?i*7 oat with no Intention of taking his ilfe. eonel vision of Mr. Speneor's remarks the Reoorler Ihe tocUmZZil 1*Jary' ?dharl?* *0 the position that deSiee hStTat^ ^ of, mwwlanghter in the fourth g*M? .tatbg that it l.y la the discretion of the S^KSKSrai SK ' n.aticg that the la?1er w(ml/i L ?? judgment, and inti mously r?con,nieni'?H^hC*' jtU * r*r^'c!> *?o unini of the Court ?h? r, Prisonsr to the utmost leniency thM ^ i I Bier ting of tile Aimshouaa uor?rnon> RESIGNATION OF GOT. SIMEON DRAPER. The Governors of the Almshouse met yesterday after dood. The member* were all present except Governors Draper and Townsend. Gorerner Smith occupied the chair. Governor Oiitb read the following letter of resigna tion from Governor Draper:? N?w York, March 14, 1866. Sib? 1 hereby resign my offices of Gorerner of the Alms house and President of the Board. Please present my thanks for the many acta of courtesy received at the hand* of the Hoard, and also allow ine te express mr per tonal regard. Your obedient servant, S. DRAPER. C. Gonnunr Gi ntiikr, Esq., Secretary of the Board of Governors of the Almshouse A motion by Governor Ti*, that the resignation of Gorerner Draper be not aucepied, waa adoptel by a unanimous rote. Tbe following named gentlemen went appointed a om mit'fe to wait on GerernoT Draper and request him to wtthdtaw hia resignation:? Gorernora Oliver, Taylor and Bell. Ilie number of Inmatea remaining in tb? Institution! under the oharge of the Gorernora tor the week ending March 16, waa 8,606. Or these 30 died; 1,097 were dis charged, ?8 wer? Kent to the penitentiary, and 6 to the ?state prison. Decrease from the previous week 73. The Itoamahlp Pulflc. To tqb Editor or tui Bobton Post:? What can be the object at the preaent time of auoh an artiale aa appeared in the Trarxllrr of Saturday, or of such a letter as that ofOapt. Nye? If one it so constituted as to be able to see only this dark side of the picture, in mercy's name let him keep it to himetlf, ui not hold it up to the pnbllc gase. am far as regards (Upt EldrMge, his f lends (and their ? ime is leglen,) have but one opinion. His reputati u u too well eatabllshed to be even touched by anah assault*. If he is alive, he is well able to sustain them; if not, It is but " kicklag a dead lion." However, tbe two writer! hare made their nark, and are probably satisfied. Let ns for a moment look on the other side. The At lantic, when ahe put baik. had a fair wind from the time rhe turned eastward until she arrived In Cork Capt. West thinks he coulj not hare had so good a chaase to get back one t<me In fifty. Now, we find the wtnd was wiptwa'd cn the eoast of England from Ke&. 16 to 27, atd rieduetlDg the eleven days In which the Pacific must hare botn drilling to the westward. ?he Is not yet out aa long ?s tbe Atlantic. As regards tbe doora, Ac . seen by the I dtnbme. we knor a captain of a sailing ship who says he had his house washed from the deck near the e, and he haa no doubt they were the remains of hit cabin. We would sav to the frienda of those on board the Pacific, hone on, if you cannot hope ever, and while we can. let AFFAIRS IS ALBANY. interesting from llw State Capital. DOCTOR BRANBRKTH DKTXATXD IN CLAIMING 8KNA TOHBHIP? AMKKICAN 8TATK OKQAN, ETC. Albany, March IS, 185 i. ( ne of the contested seats In the Senate na decide i to' day. n>? committee having the ?ubjeot In ohargs re ported against the application of Doctor Brandreth for the teat now occupied by John W. Ferdon, of the Seventh Senatorial distriot. The committee m anaa moui. Senator Kelly, (soft democrat,) moved that the report be agiecd to. Mr. Brook* called for the a yea and noes, and every vote was cant again at the Doctor. The majority in the district was sixty-two vote*. The other case, that o Barr vh. tickles, will be reported in a day or tivo, when a similar verdict will be rendered, namely, a vote in favor of retaining fickle' ? all which was confidently predicted week* ago. The purchase of the Albany Exprest by the State offi cer* has been consummated, papers s'gnad, and money paid. Four of the patriotic State oflicers? Messrs Head Ivy, Cushiug, Stephen Clark and Burrows, with James Klod, of this ci-j have given their notes at short date ftr 18,000 to the propiletors, the M?ssrv. Edwards, for good will, type, presres, ic. The editorial management will, at pie?ent, be under the control ot Mr. Alexander Mann, cf the Rochester American, old Fillmore silver gr?v, and Mr. Biigham, formerly of the Tr?y Whig, old Fillmore silver gray, anl more reoently of the Ruju ler. Mr. Carlton Edwards, editor of the Express, is a stiver grsy whig, and might have retained his position in the i.eir oigao. had be consented to join a Know Nothing Council. This be le'uted to do. He has oonsi iteutiy, with many other silver gray wxlgs, opposed the sncrei organization, although sympathizing With most of the principles ot the Order. Be expects, I presume, to reap b rich reward for his consistency, should Mr. Fillmore be snrcesshil. More tinkering of the constitution. A few days since, Mr. Oujler, in :be Senate, introduced a resolution amend ing the constitu;ion, so that men of oolor mar vote with out the restrictions now imposed. This oame up for dis cussicn this morning. Mr. Brooks wanted toanend, so that every male citizen born m the United States who hhtfl have attained the age of twenty-one years, re tided in the S ate one year next preceding, and in tbe sounty four months, and shall sustain a good moral character, be able to read any artiole in tbe ootctl'ution, or any section in the statutes >f the State, be deemed an elector. Mr. Ferdon proposed that every citlztn or the a^e of twenty-one years, who can retd and write, and who shall have been a citizen for ten days and au inhabitant of the State one year, should be entitled to vote. The discussion of these propositions occupied the gi eater part of the session to-day. Tbe argument in the Broadway Railroad case closed Mtore the committee to-night, having oosupied from 7 till 10 o'olock. On the part of the remonstrants against the road, tbe committee was addressed by Alexander T. Stewart, Alfred W. Grttven, D. H. H^tgnt, Franals A. l'aluier and James Irwin. A remonstrance was pro duced, signed by neariy all the owners of property on Brosdwav, against the road; also petitions of owners and aconpact* on Seosnd, Third, Fourth and Eighth ave nue* against railroads on raid avenues, alleging that they were injtmous to their property, and expressing the opinion that no railroad on B otdwav should be per mitted. D. D. Field, for grantses, replied to Mr. Hel ton's argument, and tbe case Anally ol >se4. The Kansas meeting was well attended this evening. The City Comptroller and the City Tax Bill. OCR AliBANT CORBKrlPONDHNCK. Albany, March 18, 1868. The City T?x bill before the oommlttee of the House Is about ready to be reported. The efforts to reduce tl ? amount have proved successful la many respects. bare taken some pains in preparing a synapsis of Mr. Fiagg's testimony before the committee. Sufficient, however, 1s given to present our readers a bird's eye view of the expenses which ere actually incurred, and for the payment of which the present tax bill U being overhauled, eaaotleed, and, is many Instances, reduce! fioiu the estimates. Azarlah C. Plsfc'g, Comptroller of the city of New York, appeared before the Committee on the Incorporation of Cities and Villages, and was examined nnder oath In re terenoe to the various items in the New York Tax bill, now under the consideration of the committee. Tit items will be given in their order, together with Mr. I'laig'a expositions and sugges .tons: ? AI.MBH0C8K? $926,000. In my judgment it will be Decenary to ralRe, for the purposes of the Alnmhouse. this amount in full. 1 exa mined the estimates in detail In the fall of 1864, as one of Hie con>mii>8loner? under Uie 16tb nectlon of thu cliarterof 1853. We recommended , then, to striae out ite ns amount ing to betw.en $150,000 and $176,000 t). How much, in your judgment, would fairly and suf ficiently satisfy 'he wants of the poor this year la the city of New York? A. I should not like to say. y. Do you not think that tflOO.OOO would meet all the real wants ot the poor (or 1R6W A. A system oi economy might be matured which wouid reduce it to thtt sum. Ibe mure feeding does not , perhaps, take mere than thit. Rut the Ten Governors have chwjre of all the city pri sodp, except the county jail. With the present arrange ments lor ihe coming year, they would require the pre sent appropriation. In the fail of 1864, when the Ten Governors called on the Common Council for an appropriation of $600,000, I advanced, under atresolutijn of the Comnon Cjunoll $125,000, in anticipation of the appropriation to be made in 1865. Q. Did yon expect to reimburse the treasury out of that? A. I ild. Thees imate of $817,600 contained in the ordiaance, on ptge 36 ?.f my communication to the Common Council of November 30 1865, is not my esti mate, but the estimate of the Ten Governors. AQtrELvrr Ra'AiVH and nuwrsMMxn ? $36,000. This la a fair estimate. BLASTING DIAMOND RXKF? $36 600. I left this out of mj estimate for the year 1856. It was put in by the Board of Couacilmen. fhey pretend that lc is already under con tract, but I do not believe It is a valid contract, and I think it ought to oe legally tested. Ihe shaping ot the renolution was, to see wbat the work wuula cost without reference to its being thea a contract. I insisted that there should be a scieutiS j examination and Hurvey. But the man who made the survey, was in my judgment not at all competent for that business. He wsh a land surveyor. Diamond Keef is halfway ???t ween the Battery and (Jover nir's liltnd. My opinion it, that Uie Common Council onght not to go out Into the uutunel t> make improvements. They ought first to go to the Leglsla tuieand get a lsw authorizing this to be done. I <5* not regard it as a proper expense for tne city of NewYork for the current year. 1 oid not consider that there w*< au thority for It, 9i that it wta necessary. BOARD or USAI.TH ? $4O,000. Jhe ordinary appropriation has been $10,000, but last year only $4,500 we*e spent. The City Inspector was authorized, by a resolution of the Common Council, to make a temporary arrangement (or removing toe dead animals, offal, ho He accordingly made an arrange nynt with Mr. Reynolds for doing t ie work tor $4,600 a month. Toe Finai.ce Committee put that In in ordnr to meet the claim. In 1860 a contract was mtde to pay a ?um equal to $65 000 to Mr. Reynolds. In 1863 I refuted to pay the entire amount, on toe ground that it was an invalid contract. The matter was contested about two years. In 1856 a person made an offer to do it for no thing. (He was to do tor $4 500 the same that the city tad paid $60,000 a year for.) But this temporary ar rangement with Mr. Reynolds was continued till the oloxe of tlie year 1866. riien the person on whom wedepended to do itfoi nothiog, In January, 1866, took pos*es?ion, and continued until a contract was made in February or March, to remove dead animals, and pa v the city for the privilege $1,000 annually. I consider the temporary ar rangement wholly unjustifiable and unnecessary, and a fraud upon the city. huildino cotnrrr jaji/? $26,000. The Commisfiioii has advertised for proposal* to build a count; jail. I believe they have been opened. The ap priatlon was put in by the Counci men, and ratified by the Aldermen. urn ding roi'irr HorHi in thtud district ? $30,000 I can give no information on this subject, f <ren'y-three thousand dollars was among the lowes- bids for tne jail. RAILI.NO AJtOr'ND TOMPKINS SQt'ARK? $30,000. I left these out on the ground thai there was no abso lute neoessity for It It was left also by the Finance Committee. COUNTY CO.VTINOKNCnB? $120,000. On comity contingencies everything is ?addled that if not provided for somewhere else. I think it cannot be rtdnced, and ought not to be. rhe Board ot Supervi sors say that hey have the bent right to sontr .l the paying out of thin sum. Seme times I claim to audit af ter them, fhey always audit the accounts of the Sheriff aed those that are strictly eounty accounts. CORO.NKR8' KKSH ? $18,000. These were the same last year. (1RAN1SO CORF-ORATION DOCKS AND HUPS? $?, 000. This is needed, and It Is a very moderate appropriation. CLRANI.VO WRMrm? $26?,2<i4. Q. What, in your judgment, could the streets, under a tnlr contract, as required by law, be kept clean for ! dnrlug the veer? A. One hundred and fifty tnonsand dollars. 1 recommended $269,224 on the ground that they would sot be comraeted out as the cnarter Impe ratively requires. We have got into this year, and we are going on at a pretty rapid rate already. The con tractor proposed last year, In Jnly, to do the work for $143,000. These contracts tie now before the Common ( ouncil nnected upon. They went on and cleaned them by the day's wo-k. The revenue from the sale of manure last j ter was $20,000. rorrtNOTNtTW op common council ? $16,000. My objection against pitting this in was a shamefal ebune for carriage hire on the part of a fow members of the Common Council. I should not put in over $10,000 at any rate. DOCKS AND RUTS (W*W WORK) --$160,000. Q. With the continuance of the existence of the Har boi Encroachment Commission, how much this year Is neceseary fbr docks and slips!1 A. I put in $100,000, and not half of that has been "pent; 1 should not think that over $60,000 would be wanted in ease the commit mon should eontlnue; In case It should be repealed, $100,000 the Amplest way would be to strike off $60,000. ?nemo MONcmnrr to <ikn. worn? $23,600. } d'(n9t thipk m/Mtf tha\ ijbl Common Couaoil have any legitimate authority tn making this appropriation. Tii? fiuiiM Committee concurred in mj ofimton. mi neunin, fob cbv bbootk- 981,000. Thin ctcnot be reduced. i.vtkhjmt on wnri mvtt mum ? 9OT0.009. Thin amount increases m the tMM increas a This lt?a ariaes from being behindhand a /ear. A large portiana the tax levy la anticipated by borrowing and lowing reve nue bonds, and theea bonds are made payable la rf*, eight or twelve month*, so that we borrow in aatMpa tloo ol the realisation (rem taxation. II the eHy tauM were so arranged that nothing was expended until the tb? taxes came in. thin might all be laved. Q. Can j mi make any sagge><tiow in reference to the 9220,000, by which it may bo diminished ? A. I tat know that I can now. MAUKirrx ? 17,000. I think thin $7,000 migut be judiciously and properlf expended. omiiv1 noa ? *10,000. The Assessors have paid out o( the c (Boers' fees. all tha pt or witnessed who have been imprisoned most unright eously. llKLGIAJI rAVKUKNT AM> WPBOVINU CAKRLAUB WAT 111 I1ROAW wat? ?120,010. Q. Is the 9120,000 at all necessary to be raised? A. Fifty thousand dollars, with the $46,000, would be suffi cient. This 9120 000 may be reduced to $60 000. PAYIKG CHATHAM W1UKT AM> 110 WKKT ?>75,000. Q. Is it absolutely necessary that the Bovery ami Chatham street should be paved at ptesont? A. rheie ts as much reason for pariag them by general tax as for ptnsg Broadway. My opinion is that $50,000 a year should be raided, and that expended for paving, making at the earn* time, judicious arrangements with the railroad cum pa nies. PRI.YT1NU ? $86,000. The printing has never been put out under contract, as the charter requites. A great many jobs are gat ap. For example, a job was given to Messrs. Mu-joedon h Baker, to print 1.600 copies of the charter. fliay asked for taU $3,000. I sent a copy cf the chait?r, as It had b?ea printed hy them, to a publisher, a*kmg him what ha would do the stme work tor. The estimate was made at $817. 1 claimed to audit this acc.unt myself, and I to Ml them I would j>aj them one thousand dollars, and no mora. Q. If the printing should be done in an ecmomioal manner, could i not, in your bast judgment, be done (or $30,000? A. In that printing, you understand, ts in cluded adveitlslrg. I took tke responsibility of aivurtie iojj fcr valid bids last year. Tho true way ti oorrcet abuses of this kind is to plant your stakee. As they are going on now, without contract, they ctanot get along for less than $86,000. By advertising and getting wds it can be done for $60,000. My opinion is that you hag better pass t -at as it is. y. Does net the oity charter make it inonaibent upon the Comptroller, when there is an expenditure of mora than two hundred and fifty dollar* to get the wore flea* by oon tract V A. I believe it does. Q. How much of the $86,000 whiih is now asked for bus already been spent ? A. I should suppose about $26 000. Q. What can the balance be done (or if contrasted for as it ought to be r A. According to my statement, for $76 0C0 Q. Can the printing be done for less than $86,000, at the rate it has been going cat A. No, au. Q. How much of that has actually been spent? A. From 926, 000 to 930,000. By a system of e?nutMt Ifoa balance can be done (or 936,000 at all events. ROADS AND AYXN11M? $60,000. Q. How much in your judgment would be propert A. $30,000. REPAIRS TO PUBLIC BC1LD1NUS ? $60,000. The CommlsslcnercfKepalrsand Supplier, tn 18&6, west on and expended to the amount of 9121,000 beyjod tks appropria ion, which you will find as arrearages. 1 sap posed he would give me all the arrearages of 1866 aai be put in the^appropriation of this $121 000. Wbea the year closed he brought in a bill first to amwnt uf $36,000. Subseqneatiy there wera found in the Depart ment of Repairs and Supplies bills certified by the lata Commissioner to the amount of three th maod and soma dollars. When I got knowledge of this, I ma<?e a state ment of this (act to the Common Council, aod asked Usw to pass an ordinance. Of the $60,000 and this item, 940, 000, therefore, is in arrearage. ? M balajuib? $300,200. This is for permanent salaries as they now extst. Q. Do they pay teo much for the servics rendered If the class of men employed t A. They pay pretty libe rally. HTBEKT KXPKHHM AXD PAVINO? $75 000. I think 9*0 000 judiolously and economically expended would be sufficient. HTATiow aouan? $26,000. Q. How many s'ation houses do they propose to buQdt A. I don't know of more than one. TTCTH AVIWII WORKING AS A COUNTRY BOAS? 918,000. I think this might be reduoed this year one-half. WARD MAPS AND BtrRVXTLNC. FOB TAX COMMiaSIOMMS? 910.000. This is necessary. POLICE exprnses? $328,600. Q. Does the Police Department or New York, judieiona ly and economically managed, require that sum ? A. I am not competent to judge; I think tho city is legalf bound to pay that sum until it is reduoed; the aaUrlai since 1861 have incrsasrd no less than $20,000. Q. Cannot these sa la ties be reduced five, en, or tweaty per cent, without anyldettfment to the efficiency of tha Police Department ? A. I do not consider myself at al competent to answer such a question. NEW YORK LBGI4UTPKB. Senate., March 18, 1846. rrrrnoNS. By ilr. Bbook? ? From the Mechanics' Banking Asso ciation, for remuneration toe money loaned to the agaaft of the Slug Ring prtion. By Mr. SrKNoni ? From Mortimer Iiringston and otter*, against the Broadway Railroad. RHTORW. By Mr. C. P. Smith?A genera' bill for the Lnoocpora tl-ti of companies for exporting and importing guastt and other iertUixers. By Mr. Noxon ? Te enlarge the j aria lie t lo>n of tt* Courts of General and Special Hegaiomi, Nsw York. By Mr RiiiUBDmsr? ' The Harlem K'.ror Bridge bill; al so. to incorporate the New York and Harlem Su*pen?loa Bridgt Company. By Mr. IUlbtkad, from the Committee on Privilege* snu Kiectlona ? A unanimoi u report re la Li re to the Mat occupied by Mr. Ferdon, era ten ted by Dr. Brandreth. l'te report is adverse to Dr. B.'s claim and confirms Mr. F.'s right to the Meat. The rep ?r. states that Mr. Fer don received 5,689 rote* and Dr. Branjreth 6,527. and aa all the speciiioatl .as and charges were untrue, Mr. Fer doc is entitled to his seat. The report was unanimously alppUd. Fy Mr. Rider ? By bill, to erect the county of Casiada gup. from parts of Chautauque connty. A communication was received from the Comatj^lar, ex alniag a list of all the incorporated oompaniei in tha State, the amount cf their capitals, fcc., kj. s , mUD WTRODPCKD. By Mr. Ppwkr? To incorporate the College of Veterina ry Surgeons in New York. By Mr. Fkbdos? Amending the prison regulations bar ptcviding that the new meUeal college in New Yoik shall leeeive a diare of the bodies of persona dying la priso* for dissection. niU8 FAfBID. Relative to savings banks and Institutions To enable the Cuiieotor oi Brooklyn to oonsumma'e tha sale of eerain lands. To incorp.ra.e the Turnvertln ia New York. GOLD MEDAL POK DR. KiM, Ell'. Mr. Wadbworth called up the resolution oomplimant ing Mr. Henry Giinnell ana appropriating a gJld medal te I>r. Kane, and urged the adoption of the resolution wtUa much eloquence. The reiolution was unanimoasly adopted. Mr. Cutimx called up the resolution to amend the oam stituti<-n so as to allow tree suffrage u> ooljred citizens. Mr. Brook* offered an anendmeat, providing t bat al persona, twenty-one years of age, who can read the con stitution, shall oe entitled to rote. The resolution gave rise to a long debate, ia which Messrs. Brooks, Cuyier, Madden, Ferndon and Sickle* took part. Without taking a vote, the Senate adjourned. Assembly. Albakt, Maroh IS, ISM. Thli U grneral order d*y. An ItefTtetual atUmpt vw made to move forward thn County of Kent bill. No bills of general Interest were considered. The bill U ret* ton to Prospsct iqttie, Brooklyn, ?H ordered to a third raiding. The Mil tor the sals of the New York arsenal was de bated and progress reported. The ap(>r< pelation bill, giving 96,000 to the Colonisa tion Society, wax then deba'Sd. Mr. llAmiM, of New York, offered an amendment to the bill by ending a section provi ling that all negroes found in the State at 'he end of twelve months ee sent to tb* Nrg sing prison. Progress wan then reported on the bill, and In the House a motion was made to strike on < the enacting clause, but without taking a Tuts, an adjonrnsjsat toot place. Tfce OonvHitlsa System. TO TBI EDITOR Or THK HKRALD. In the history of ihs "Old Causae and Modern Conven tion Systems," given in the Akkald of Maroh 12, 1 ob?am an error in refcienee to the Democratic National Con vention of 1S54 Yon ssy? " Os the 80th, Virginia rbsnged from Buchanan, and gave Qfteet votss to Mm hithsrto unknown nans of Pierce." You wdl And by sxamisation that Virginia did nsd Changs her vote >U1 the thirty-fourth ballot, when elM gave it to Daniel 8. Dickinson. Before the result of ttaft "allot was annovnoed, Virginia bad retired from the con vention on leave to consult; and, on returning to thsii nests, the delegation bv their chairnan ? Mr. Barbour? announced that Virginia oast her fifteen votss for Denial 8. Dickinson, af New York. Whereupon Mr. Dioktfcson arose and declined the nomination. BYRON 0. DANISM. Poland, N. Y., Marsh 15, 1850. The contractors on the Northwee'ern Railroad, hi sylvania, hsvs Just oompletod an arosuant tor the Mi. very of all the tiee seceeearv for making the rsad tltwssn BlaireviUe and Kraeport Contracts fir the delivery at the railroad iron are now under negotiation, and it Is be lieved the road will be complied frum BlairsviUe to F ma pott by the first of Ootobw ns*U