Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 16, 1857, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 16, 1857 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 7776. MORNING EDITION-WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1857. PRICE TWO CENTS. THE FILIBUSTERS. ?m Walker Expedition? Tlie Feeling at th? South- Dc fence of Walker? Tike Old Cuba ?MkeM, Ac. , Ao. THE BARK SERAFINA. AMIS AND AMMUNITION FOB TUB KILIBCSTKR8 IN NICARAGUA. We learn that the bark Serafina, Capt. Johnson, which Ml Saa Jnan del Norte for the port of New York on the 3d of November, was obliged to put in in distress, and wm lying *t anchor off Slaughter House Feint, noar New ft1 loans, on the 7th inst There are gome facte of an inte resting character connected with this vessel which indi cate probably that she is not a more trader, but that sho vas actually conveying arms, ammunition and provisions to the filibusters in Nicaragua, or Home other party. The Seratlna left this port on the "9th of August w>tli a cargo for San Juan, having been previously, as by law re quired, duly entered at the Custom House. Tlio manifest, however, although it does not specify it in as many words, Sho ws very curiously that she had >otU arms am! ammuni tion on board. In ndditiou to a Urge quantity of provi sions and other merchandise we flail the following signifi cant Items on the list: ? 40 boxes of powder, contaiuhig 1 1O0 10s , worth $2S0 4 cask.s or hardware H 17 boxes do t>28 4 cases, 1 barrel aud 20 kegs 815 ? boxes of powder on It is hardly necessary to state that ' he hardware i? sup posed o be nothing more nor Ich.s funs, pistols and ?words, while a considerable quantity of provision? was ammunition under another name. According to the above statement there were about $1 ,400 worth of arms an t ammunition amor her cargo, and there our information cods. The Seraflna, as we have stated, left San Juau on the .Id cf l^nvetnber for New York. Her cargo on her return trip was of a somewhat different character from what she look out. It consisted of 2,277 hides and 43 bales of ?k'ns. She had also on board $3,150 in specie. Soon after leaving port it appears sho commenced leaking tonily. Sho had a succession of heavy gales, an 1 on the Sfl'thaf November lost jlbboom, topsail yards, aud other ?pars At the time she left Sun Juan all the bungoes and river craft had been withdrawn, on account of the war between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. For the samn reason the trade in mahogany, logwood and hides was entirely Mopped. OUR NEW ORLEANS CORRESPONDENCE. Nkw Orleans, I)cc. 7, M57. TV Course of the AdminittroUvm Toward* Walktrr The JVeui OrUans Official*? Scenes at the Sailing of the JFIuMoh, <tc. Immediately upon the return of General William Walker to this couutry, in June last, front Nicaragua, from which place he had been forced to leave by the interference of Chptaiu Davit), commander of the United States vessel of war St. Mary s, he commenced making arrangement* for fete return, and hm intention of roturnlng was not withheld frcm the public ; but, on the contrary, openly proclaimed by himself and aseoci.itcs from New Orleans to New York. Tbe idea that government would interfere to prevent h'S return was never for a moment entertained by an) , pui Ucularly an the fact existod, and ww recognized through ?ut the country , tliat he was the legally elected Prt lidont of that republic. Another reaxon for the supposed non Intervention of the United States was the known partiality ?f Mr. Buchanan for the acquisition of Cube, winch it must fee evident to every one can only be accomplished inrougb (be Americanization of Nicaragua. and aasurauces had keen give* to the friend.* of General Walker by thoae whom it was supposed were cognizant of the feel lags of the administration ot>cn the subject, that it recognized Gen. Walker a* the 1'resldent de jure of that country, a Tact which wan publicly admitted by both Mr. Baa ton and General Cass. The known hostility of the South to the |Kilk-y of Governor Walker * administra tion in Kansas, which the citizen# of the Southern State* Aeem the President responsible for, wm another reason for the supposition that no undue interference would ho axe -cired by the government, aa it would divert public MtHUUofi at the South from Kansas affairs Dot the action . of the government in recognizing Yrfcsart aa a Minister of Mte iragua ha* rained a degree of surprise and diatppolnt MCDt peifectly unparalleled throughout the entire South, particularly as the credentials upon which he waa recelv ^ were front a person who he himself had denounced, In ? protest to the United State* against the recognition of padre Vyil, a* a usurper, using in said protest the lan gw?e,Uuu "there tt not, eitlisr in the United States op any part of the world, anybody who is not aware that genor Rivss, who styles himself as i'reatdent of Ntcara gW, m nothing but a creation of Walker? the complacent alav's to the rul?r of bis country." And upon hta first presentation or the same papers upon wh.ch he Mm since been received. General Cass said to him " that he was representing a defunc t go vernment?that the government which he pretended to represent had been tuperseded by two other govern ments. The known fact of ht? having tiwn received upon such credential* has oaoaed a great deal of indignation among all classes At the Houth, and particularly among the members of tti? democratic party. Simulation has been rife ss to the causes which Induced the administra tion lo cltange the course of the'r |tolicy upon this subject By the bye, what Is George law about? It 1s generally supposed Ji the South tl^t he is Co operating with them In effecting the Americanization of Nicaragua . and that to that end hi- purse as well as heart will l>e loaned to the cause, Ms liberal expenditures In behalf of our former expedttn us being known to and fully appreciate 1 by them; and taconnertmn with point of the subject It snay not be amiss to state that tit" "trong probabilities are that Nicaragua will, in the next ITesident^aJ cainpa <u, l?? What tVsae was In 1M4. Hie return of General Walker to Nicaragua was delayed la oooeoqutwca of the financial panic by which oir cjsa try has been visited for some weeks, but was ultimately enabled to leave by the establishment of a line of steamers between Mobile sad Oreytown , by a tympany of wealthy capitalists of Mobile, of which line the m earner rash ion n the pioneer. She was purchased in New Orleans, and there provisioned and mainly loaded. Tbe known bna tiiny of Senator Slidell lo General Walker and the promt ?ant men engaged with him in the enterprise, and his de ?Ire for the prevention of the reopening of the Transit route, which would enable him to get the mall contract* rrar the Tehuantepec route, it was naturally supposed would prove sufficient motive to the official* of New Or leans . who had been appointed (as Is universally known in this section) at .his suggestion and intercession, U use every endeavor in their power Tor the prevention of the return of General Walker to Nicaragua, and in further anee of that object used undue measure* for the accom dlkiliment of the sam-, and the arrest of General Walker, ander the circumstances, has N?en almost universally censured, as will appear from the following facts ? Ocn Walker, whiles In New Orl- .ns, had -? le<ted r<?>ms In Cu?t?im Vb>u><- ?ireei ?a retire>l (>art of the cur? in a block of buildin c? in the rear of which lived a tami'y ?f quadroon people, who sent his meals to his rouat <>n the night of the loth of November, after hems dossed by certain offr ials who were on the a.ert, be was arrested by the United States Marshal, on an affidavit ?worn out by Mr Waltoo, Mr Polke an. I Mr (Vane, three Custom House officers, one of whom (in his great desire to see that the job was well done) accompanied the Mur ?thai to (ien Walker's rooms This being regarded as "extra official fty Hon. Pierre Soule? Gen Walker s counsel? be addressed this supeniumerry after the fol low ins manner ?"And, sir, what are von doing here? are ,ou an officer or the law?" "No, sir, my name to _____ ? t am a deputy collector In the Custom House. ??Well sir." replied Mr 8 , "you have quite performs I your Jnty when you Us* this onth.'Jwinting to the writ niton which Gen. Walker was arrested Previous t<> the arrest, however, a little Incident ocsnr red, in which the Collector himself played a wtnspte ncms ?art, and which ought to establish his reputation with the We-ld?nt as a raithrnl and efficient officer The story (which is a story) runs thus -Mr Hatch. In company wVi the same deputy who made, an ?m< la vit, vtrttod the ktlrbrn adjoining Ootieral Wnlkcr n r<w>m , \n babtted by a quadroon woman . Mr Hatch remaining at fee corner while his deputy was sent forward to recon ?nitre, with a request to the old woman to meet Mr Hatch at the corner; but hem* frightened at ft" manner of (to atfnreaaid deputy, she refused, saving thai 1 1 the gentle ?ten had any business with her he could transa>-t Ui? same where shr wss CoB?eqo?sitlT tbey f - ,' '1 thr eirh a hall, lea l ns throosh the beildinc >ieJt to the kitchen and anoracrepims a polite iin it iti' ' prstwd, cot'imoii. i?t inl<'rriigaling the "Id Woman as rol Mr Hatcli? Well, annly, who have yon about the l>r em tees? Aunty (not exactly comprehending)? Nobody. Mr Hatch (rising and in an author'taivn tone)? In not General Ws'lier her. ^ ^stBm|"ns hi* foot ) ( Aunty i cream* and faints, evidently imprc ed with the t^es that government will hold her resixinsilde for t?<' movements oT the filibusters ) Ttie m^se which this sc. ne canned aron?e 1 ?omc of ? General Walker's neighbors, who called out, " What the devil Is the matter down there?" Whereupon the afore said Collector and hit* deputy gathering themselves up, made tracks in double quick lime, leaving Aunty to ro cover herself as best (she could. It is supposed that it wax upon tli's evidence which the affidavits wore based which caused the arrest. After ball had been given for the appearance the succeeding morning, General Walker repaired to the foot of Julia street, where lav the steamer Fashion, on which be had engaged passage for Grey town. T'pon arriving at the wharf he found his little Commodore Fayssoux, walking up and down wrapped in an enormous I>ea jacket, evidently waiting, like Micawber, ''for some thing to turn up." Orders were given to raise steam, which was accordingly done. Upon trying the engines, the stern rope by which she was tastened to the whan being Umi slack , she run her bows directly between the stern of two steamboats, instantly awakening those on board, and in less time than it takes to write this, the wharf was a soene of intense excitement. Otptulns, clerks, mates, deck hands, he., Ac., came rush ing out iu their night clothes, venting their imprecation? and threatening to have damages, Ac. Reversing (he en pines, the steamer backed a little, when the current swung Iter buw into th?; stream, and she s<".?iued gaily down tho Mlaalfcnippi river. The revenue cutter Is stationed at tho mouth of tlx M' is<- rpn, and orders hid been Issued to t.ho eotr.nnnier, Captain Hrusbwood, in ca--'e Walker attempt ed to lutve with men and ammunition to stop hits. Tin: old capta 11 having Lad no Ultima' mn of the intended arrest on shore, was aiming ap to tho city (New Orloaas.) hav.n< left the flutter in charge of the. tuato, on astetmtug which was towii.g up u shin. Klghtoen miles below Now Orleans, in Rnglish Uond,tnc Ka limn, during a demo fog, run her bow iuto tho biuik of a. sugar plantation with su :h foroe that it was impossible for her to extricate heme?" without a.-M.iUnn e. At this juncture tho tug, on whii'h was the commander ?*f the revenue i uttor, bovo m sifeht. Those on the I .i-hiou bollored fcir he?p. The eapi.nu of tho tug rather heaMat-sd, when Giptaui Hrusbwood, in a tone os' indig nation remarked, ,;I>o it, mm; pull her out; you would not leave a brother in distress, would yotif" And thus you see the very man who wat placed to intercept the great filibuster was the means of extricating the ves sel on which he hud taken passage from u serious dilem ma. What the old captain's feelings were upon arriving at the city and learning that the bird had flown can bo better imagined than described. General Walker not ap pearing in Court the next morning, Mr. Soule obtained au adjournment, since which time suit lia.i been couimcnced against his bondsmui, Co). S. F. Blatter. Geucral Walker left New Orleans on the 11th of No verober, by the lake l'onchartrain Railroad, for Mobile, to overtake tlie Fashion, which had gone to that place for the balance ot her freight. At ftSOMMlfc General Walk er, with the remainder of the emigrants, were transferred to the steamer I>ii:k Keys, which put them on hoard ot the Fashion m Mobile bay, after which sho was inspected by a Custom House ollicer, and having cleared regularly for the port of Grey town no interference was offerol. Any attempt to tiave stopped hini would have been ille gal and rendered such as might have made the attempt MM* 'or damages. Kverytlilng boing in readiness, three cheers and a tiger wero given for Nicaragua, and ofT she steamed down the bay. ~ COSTA RICA GOLD. [from tho Panama Herald, Dec. 3.] There exists very great dissatisfaction among the hold ers of small amounts of this coin as to tho rates at which it is received at some of the stores in this city In some places it is taken in exchange for goods at full value, in otheis the four dollar piece goes for '.hree dollars and eighty cents, whilst some only receive it for three fifty, and even three forty. In the same way Freneji aud other gold and silver money varies in valne according to the option of the storekeeper, and the purchasers, who generally can ill aflord the loss, are sufferer* in a much greater propouiou than they should be. This is not just: whilst it may be expedient for the public to adopt the rail road company's tariff of money value, therein no necessity to exact more from the peri-ons who trade with them, and we would recommend all persons who wish to aet Justly in this matter to prepare atariffofthe ratoa at which they will accept the various coins, aod place it in a conspi cuous place in their stores, or better still, we would advise that a general meeting be held, and u scale of values be tbt re adopted . by which the currency of the city should he rcgHlated. Whatever disposition the railroad company may please to make in regard to the national currency, there is no doubt that New Granadian coin and French tivo franc pieces are a legal tender, and should not be refused at their full value. We recommend this subject to the consideration of the business community, so that some speedy action may ho taken in the matter, and the present uncertainty and dis trust he n moved. DEFENCE OF GEN. WALKER'S COURSE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HEKALI>. There are usually two sides to a question, and the judgment of those who have only heard one side is al most sure to be prejudiced and perverted from the true merits of the case to the great injustice of the other side; and as yon appear to occupy a purely impartial stand in reference to the subject treated of in this article, and to view it in a comprehensive and en larged view, and to give to the subject that promi nence due to the \ast and important interests it in volves. I projioee, through your journal, to offer to the reading public some facts and views in relation to General Walker's past and present position in Nicaragua. The past deplorable condition of the country ever sinc? the old Spanish rule, say thirty years, is his torical and patent to all the world. Proofs are superfluous to show its decline in all the elements of progress and prosperity, and its rapid depletion, even in population; and nntil the time of our acqui sitions on the Farific, and their incalculable value to ns and the world, brought the Isthmus transit routes into prominent noticc. the States adjacent had become almost forgotten, and thought of only as uninhabitable swamps, jungles and tropical fore**. Finally, the native*, after co/ning in con tact with the hold and adventuroua California emi grants, And witnessing their almost superhuman power* of exertion and resources, and looking on in amazement and admiration at their achieve ment*, and hearing of the golden treasures that rolled forth from the bowels of the earth at their bidding, very soon began to contract the condition of these cnterpriaing Americana with their own poor, ?Iwhlft half civilized and down trodden native*, under the galling yoke of their petty military chief tains, who had kent their country groaning under the miseries of civil strife and bloodshed for ao long a time that their village* were crumbling into rain*, their Held* grown up with weed*, their mine* an worked, ana their population waiting away. Under thi* new Impulse to thought and hope the I*on,or democratic party, the moot numerous in the coun try. once more roused themselves in their straggle .igiinKt their oppressor*, and although in pow**ion of most of the country, failed to conouer them, nntil, hearing of Walker'* enterprise and hravery, they invited him to Join them and assist in over throwing the petty tyrant* who had so long been the cum- to their beautiful baft dintracteu country, and in their stead found a democratic repnblir. and thereby enlarge the area of freedom and civiliza tion. The motive being a pure and noble one. and the recompense adequate, the bold spirit of Walker prompted him at onc?* to hee<l tlie feeble cry for ftelp whirh Arose to him from the straggling band; and with the spirit of a Lafayette or a Koseiusco Im> threw his life into the scab-, and victory cr??wned his effort*. All the elements of discord were harmo niously merged into one government, freely chosen by the leadei* of the faction*, cemented by a treaty, and formally accepted And approved If Ua whole people. Their deliverer was spontaneously MM commander of all the forces, native and adopted, and he was proclaimed the "(Jray eyed man of destiny'' from the North, who hud come and in a few short weeks done more than they had been able to accom plish In a life time. The hand of death was *tayed and peace and plenty reigned. Itivos was appointed President, and the leaden- of the old opposition or senile party were given places of great trust and honor. CJeneral Walker and Ids gallant flfty-*ix country men took tike oath of allegiance to the constitution and law* of the country, and for their service* re ceived their patents of land* and pay a* soldier* of the revolution, and were retained as *nch nndcr the new government. The government then passed emi gration laws of a very liberal character, offering treat Inducements to emigrants, in grant* of public lands. Ac. The whole country was tlieu in profound peace, and many Americans accepted of the offers and entered the country and received their land-, and capitalists began to aevelope the mines and other resources. For fifty years the country had not been so prosjierous and nappy; when the self sacrificing generous Co?ta Rlcans and their kindred allies, in their cousinly sympathy for the poor deluded Nlca rapian*. uninvited and against the known wishe* of the people, invaded the soil of Nicaragua And de clared a war of extermination to all Americans in Nicaragua, and withont offence or cause for snch a war- -excepting the noble desire to rid the soil of Nicaragua of It* Invader*. Kind, good cousins ! how% their subsequent course has proved to the world the generous purity of their motives and their justiflca tlon! The ungrateful Nlcaraguans, however, joined in. and. hand in hall with Walker, drove them igno m4niously out of the country: and Mora with his deci mated n?my returned crestfallen to Costs Uica. hav ing, however, achieved a great victory over all the American* At Virgin Rav and other points on the Transit- in killing twelve neutral Americans at Virgin and robbing the property of all the rest doing business on the route, but complaining bitterly of the poor oppressed people of Nicaragua fighting so hanl with Walker against them, and determined the next tine to go in such force m to show them the neoes sity of their at any rate remaining neutral. The Dic tator Mora then, in conjunction with the Dictator of Guatemala and the other Spanish American allien, knowing that if the liberal or democratic party con tinued in power in Nicaragua the country wonldsoon be swarming with Americans, and advance rapi lly to importance and influence, and spread that niu ence far and wide, and open the eyes of their own poor, half civilized natives and Indians, and thereby endanger their despotic rule, strained every iieive. and after a long time succeeded, with some underhand Knglish assistance, in collecting together in Nicaragua such a number of half-savages an to crush out the liberal party in Nicaragua to a great extent, and prevent them from rendering instance to any great amount to the government of Walker, aud even forced them, in chains, to assist their old est aid bitterest enemies. Any one who knows any thing of the feelings of the people theqe knows well the impossibility of ever reconciling the liberal Dftrty to the rule of the serviles, and that without tne prop nee of the enemies of Nicaragua such a government as even the present Martinez one could never have been organized nor sustained. Th ' i Ricans and their allies put him there and kept him there for their own base purposes The fact is sell' evident; for they never had the nios remote idea of again withdrawing their troops from the soil ot Nicaragua, or that their bastard offspring would dure to raise it* voice against their quietly ab sorbing the fairest and most valuable portion of thu soil. Not tl' it they came there a lion in sheep's clothing, or ;i serpent, Insinuating his coils around them slyly and rjuietly, under pretence of guarding th< m from a foreign foe ? those horrible filibusters only the more surely to crush every bone hi their body. The facts speak for themselves who are the real filibusters hi Nicaragua - who came uninvited and conquered the Nicaraguans ? and who came under the guise of friendship and seized the Transit route of Nicaragua, and made sale of it first to one, then to another Commodore ? to anybody who would muke haste and pay them the gold; for, stolen as it was, they were anxious to dispose of it to the first comer, and to implicate somefcody eli-c in the transaction, and throw the onus and the loss upon them when the property should be restored to its owners? Wno murdered the poor mechanics at work building the wharf at Virgin Hay honest Americans, earning a support for their tamilies at home, by working to complete a great highway for American commerce, and whose unhappy families now mourn their awful and untimely end, and whose Mood calls for vengeance attlie hands of American freemen? Who murdered Mr. lawless, an American merchant of lonir standing in Granada, and poor Mr. Wheeler, the meek apostle of Christ, and a mission ary? Tl.ey were taken and shot in cold blood by the mongre', barbarians, for daring to be Americans ? base Yankees and heretics. Who robbed the Ame ricans doing business on the Transit, under the supposed protection of the far-famed Clayton and Rnlwer treaty, and the panoply of protec tion spread so gloriously over them by President Pierce? And finally, who is now in possession of the whole transit route of Nicaragua, and destroying its property ? the property of Americans -and using its steamers to make war upon Nicaragua? Plainly, then, the Walker government of Nicara gua were not the filibusters, for they were invited there, and came under emigration laws enacted by a legally constituted and recognized government, and became adopted citizens, and all their interests were identical with those of the country, but the foreign ers ? the invaders of the soil ? who crushed Nicara gua, and who now so tenaciously cling to her vitals, snd whose interests are all foreign to the country they ruthlessly trample nnder foot. These ? these, 1 say", are branded filibusters; and we wmit no further proof of this than the fact of their own appointed chief, Martinez, declaring war against them, and calling on the people to drive the invaders from the soil. Who, then, I ask, is entitled to the sympathy of the American people, and. if needs be, of tin1 assistance of our government? Certainly, the Americans who adopted Nicaragua as their future home, under the laws of the country, aud by shed ding their blood achieved a glorious triumph for de mocratic principles, and acouired rights of landed properly in the country, and became identified with all its interest*, and were deprived of those rights, not by the people of Nicarainia, but by those who have proven themselves its worst enemies, foreigners not in any way interested in its real prosjierity. These, I say. are entitled to the sympathy of all de mocrats at heart, and ail who love justice, in their stiuggle to regain their lost rights; and lastly, the assistance of our government, if all Its naval forces now occupied so industriously to protect the natives of Central America were half so vigilant in obtaining redress for the wrongs inflicted upon our own citi zen* by these very people, the whole people of this country would applaud the justice of the act and up hold the administration which used its strong right arm in giving to the world a practical proof that American protection abroad shall no longer be a by word. Phourksm. A Nkw York Prima Doxra at not Italia* Oikra, Pakis. ? The Krvuf Fran? ItaJirn of Nov. 98, say? ? The theatre T taller, on Saturday evening, will be dedicated to an cape rial musical solemnity , if we may use such an expression. One more armorial escutcheon win be suspended from the front of the theatre. The young Countess Ue Wllhorst (net Miss Cora Withers, of New York) ? the beautiful Ame rlcan who ?u the subject of our eolcgtums at the conoert given by Mr. Hill ? will thru commence ? wtttal of repre KjnUtkuui at tbe Salle Yc ntadour. The choice of the opera for her <MM is a happy one : it m "Hon Pasquale," Hon) rettl's charming open* btifiti, which ha* not been Riven here for several yearn. 'Zucchini will sustain the rofr of lablarhc. the two others will lie interpreted by MM. Ma'io and C?r*l We, who have heard the yuan* Connie** de Wtlhorsf Id the tnbiru, predict for her, In advance, a brllliiint surces*. After"! Km PaaqtMlo" the nme ariUtf amateur will sing In the "Puritanl." We helievo that Mme dc Wilhorst is tbe Orel native American who hv had tbe honor of singing in thin th-atre, where all tbe greatest lingers in the world have been glad to get an <-n/r<v Another prima donna who belong * to u* ? MW>? Hen?ler ? baa lately sung In "Rigoietto," at Venice, wMh success. Tub Sua Virw Horn* Tmwixnv? Ths oa?e of Ja*. P. Don nelly, who wan convicted of tbe murder of Albert S. Moaea at tbe Pea View Houoe, Highlands of Keveaink, N. J., ha# now i-uwed from tbe Oonrt of Appeala, (hi unlets the clemency of the Court of Pardon* la eiercwed, the un happy man will have to suffer the extreme penalty of the law on the Wh <4 January next Kx (Jovernor Pennine ton, aided by several influential citizen* In New York, Philadelphia and Washington, are making strenuous ?f forte with the bopo of obtaining a commutation of ttie death sentence. A petition, numerously signed, has been got np for that purpo e, and it will be presented to the Court of Pardon* on tbe 23d Inst. The petit' -aers draw a comparison brtweeu the cases of I'onaclly and l?e Oueva, and urge tlie propriety of mercy being granted the .ywi demned In one ca?e as well as the other. The decision of the Court of Appeals in HonneiU's case was not a unanimous ore by any mean*. Three of the Judges, In cluding the Chancellor of the state, voted in favor of granting htm a new trial, and reversing the decision of the Supreme Court The minority decision will. It Is pre sumed. have a favorable effect With tbe Omrt of Pardona when the case comes up before them for their cone id era Hon. Brooklyn (ftjr Sewa. Oucttt Ortnrr ?Before Judge Blrdseye. ? Hnfrr rbtUHft M. fturdttt Strtkrr. Shtrif, dt. ? This was a suit t i raco\ er the valve of a quantity of ooflfee, levied on by the Sheriff on a writ of replevin. In August last Onstello was arreated by officer Ferry, of the Third dlatrtct, having in his po* session the coffee, which was supposed to have been stolen Cnetello staled UmA he bought It of John Minch Minh was also arrested on siMiitel? of having stolen the coffee. Mincb was examined before Justice Hiatcbley and dia charged. The coffee was placed In tbe eust< dy of tb? I>epiity Superintendent ef Polio*. Messrs Mauiman ft Rolker. from whom the coffee was alleged to have been stolen, replevined on Mr Folk . the neputy Superinten dent, and CosteUo finding that between the two he was likely to lose the coHee, claimed the coffee of Mie Sheriff who levied on it. Manlman k Holker then indemnified tlie ."herifl, who levied on the same by a writ of replevin. (Yietello thrn went to the Coroner, who replevined, and this stilt was brought. Onstelki proved the purchase of the coffee from Mincb on the trial. The jury returned a verdict for tbe plaintiff and aaneased the value uf the pro perty at ftlfltt *6. Tkxah IjmtSLATms.? Am yet but few important measures have been perfected In this legislature. ttie committees tn both branches have acted on the proposi tion In favor of a geologicalflBrvey of the State. A joint revolution has been adopted In l>oth houses providing that the Tr xan Senators In Congrrss be Instructed and IM N prescntatives requested to urge iiponOongress the passage of a taw for raising and equipping, at a? cagty a day as possible, a regiment of Texas mounted volunteer*, to serve not les? than twelve months The preamble alleges as the ror.?oti of thl* enactment that depredations and mur derv are constantly cn umng on the borders of Texas, that a considerable mounted farce has been necessarily withdrawn fri m that frontier, and that Major Ueneral Twiggo commanding the troop* in the department of Texa*. ha* recommended to tbe government of the I'nlted Stale* the great necessity of a mounted volunteer corps Tint Jgwgrr Cask Srrrt.itn.- Thr case of the Rrv. Prorge B Jrwett V* tbe CMMOTd Haiir^ad < ? sipany will not come to trial again, having been settled by the par tics Mr Jewett I* to receive from the comfsuiy an an nuity of a tlKNisand dollars a yaar during his life, and, should Mr*. Jewett survive him, she would thenceforth receive five hundred a year until her decease The an nuity la to be reckoned from Uie time of the accident, sad it |r mM that ? bonus of $1 .000 * added, making S00 for tbe flrat pay meat Metropolitan Police Commissioners. MEETING OP THK BOARD ? VIOLATION OP THE LAW RKOARD1IO HTOLKN PROPERTY ? THK RE00RP8 OP THE DEPARTMENT TO BE OPEN TO PD1L10 INHl'BC TlON? MORE ADDITIOMB TO THE POLICE ? HEALTH AND PI NANCE FUND. The Bosid net yesterday afternoon? present Messrs. Nye, Boweo, Rtranahan, Mayor Powell, Mr. Cbolwoll and Mr. Perit. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The Property Clerk sent the following communication, which VM read ? Orirti of tot I Property Cijoik, ) Nrw York, Dec. 15, 1867. J To thr CnEMwstowioi* or Pouch ? Gkhtubsn? Almost dally I have calls for property or money thu has never been received at this olllce. Pro perty ai <1 money are often detained at the station houses and in thepoliee rourts, under the claim that they are wanted fop WeatiQcatuMi and to complete some inve*uga tion Th> claim, 1 think, is not founded in law or in ue ?

cessity, sftd If allowed, would almost entirely defeat the great obj?*t of the law, in creating ono central place and office for lie custody of property. Some of the police magistrate* claim the right, 1 bo lieve, to h?ld properly in their own hauds, or to give it to their clerls to bold for an indefinite time; other* of them IBM witt me that neither they nor their clerk* have any right to hdd property or money in possesion at all. The law, ifl rightly understand it, is explicit, that the officers j shall bold |w fi property , subject to the order of the ma glMtrut?8 us the substantiated claim of a lawful owner, and that allproporty which is not immetkately restored to its lawful owner, the officer must take forthwith to the place and pn ou designated by the Board of Police. If it Is again waj' d in any court, it can be easily had, without any serious dotty or embarrassment. None of the lnsiwctor* rlaim the right to retain proper ty, yet in the practice of otuc there has been a laxity that needs Im media '.e correction. In August, by direction of the Board, I railed upon the officers in commaud to report weekly a certified record of all the money and other property received during the preceding week, and tho disposition ninde of the same. Some o! them havn ro ported promptly every week, some occasionally, ami sumo not at all. The provision of blank returns will, 1 trust, bo an entTC remedy for this evil. Py the same direction I called upon tho clerks of tho I'oliri Courts to k?ep a record of all the article* of pro perly and sums of money that come into their courts for aifjudicatltn, and tho disposition made thereof, and to send a copy of such record weekly to this office. Some of the clerks inform me that they cannot keep such a re cord , that the JusMccs often receive and adjudicate cases in which property is involved, and perhaps restored to claimants while the clerks are conducting examinations or taking depositions, and as they are not allowed to keep any property . so they are released from the duty of keep lug any record ol what omes into court I do not see the force of the argument, but think that su?h a report is practicable, necessary and required by law, and that such a report duly kept and re I Kir ted to this Hoard would tlrtlgirtrtl a great many very crooked things. Other artic es often come Into tho police courts, and sometime* through some precise officer reach this office. I reler to weapons and implements taken from burglars, thieves, ruffians, garroters and murderers, such as guns, pit tola, dirks, knives, rope ladders, jimmies, slung "hots, skeleton keys, Ac. Hoth directly and Indirectly I havo been told that such things are usually confiscated in tho police courts, some of them being taken by tho justice and some given to tho officers. Some of such articles ought, doubtless, to be restored to the original owners; but it not s* restored, they should not be held as the pri vate property of the officials. If valuable, as some of them are, they should not go Into private pockets, but if sold at all into the Police Contingent Kund, and if valueless they should not he thrown in the way of others of tho same class cl' criminals. Why should not all such weapon* an J implement* bo deposited with the. property clerk , and then be arranged into a museum of artificial curiosl ties, carefully marked and numbered, and a record kept, so tbrt it could easily be seen from whom they camo and for what EOT BBS they were used? The exhibition of the few things now In my possession, to gentlemen and ladies, both citizeus and strangers, ho* given them . h- they have stated , a clearer idea than tbey ever had of the difficulties and danger* incident to a tto 1 Iceman's life the gratitude due to the faithful in tliU class ot officers, and the is mouse importance and value of tho whole Police Department to the community. In view of these considerations 1 have prepared a blank -eturn to be made to this office every Monday, by the clerks of the Police Court, and by the inspectors of tli" precin-t.j, which returns seem essential, that the Commis sionerr and the public may have an adequate idea of what 1* being done for the protection and restoration of property in these important outposts ol the city govern me nt. 1 therefore respectfully suggest to your honorable Board that such a goneral order be issued as the Commis sioners or the General Hufwriuteudeut may deem fit and proper. Respectfully submitted to the Commissioners of Police. C. J. WARREN, Property Clerk. VIOLATRMT OP THR LAW RBCiARDIffO STOtJCX PROPRXTV. Gen. Ntr wanted to know Uie names of clerks refusing to make the reports. Mr. Wakrr*. who was present, said that nearly all the clerks bad said that they did not receive property, and could not keep any record. General Xvr stated that the Board had power over these clerks, and if they refused to obey tho law their places could be lilted by others. Mr. Bowkr moved that a blank form of return be adopt ed.and that the General Huperintendent be directed to issue ao order Vo the Police Clerks to make all legal re turns of stol-n property, which was carried. Mr. Cboi wRi.t offered the report of the < General Superin tendent of the number of detailed men In the depart ment Tbey amounted to 1M0 Mr Bowfx moved that the Ave men reported to have been wounded in the discharge ol their duty be detailed on special duty. Mr Okh-wku rafgessed that three of these men were from his ward and with them there would be eleven de tailed men from tliat ward. General Nvr said that they could send three healthy men back on patrol duty. The questiou was then taken and Mr. Bowen's resolu tion passed. nvn*n* to it* rnnjr. Mr Bowaxoflbtad the following resolution*:? Renoived, That the Iwiok* required by law to be open to public Inspection Khali bo kept in the olllco of llio Chief Clerk, to wit ? 1. The record of stolen property and the name of the owner If ascertained, and the place where found, and the [?'r?nn from whom takes, with the general circumstances nnd tile date of Its rcoipt, and the name of the ofllccr re covering tbe same 2. The general complaint book, tn which shall be en tered every complaint preferred upon parsonal knowledge of tlie circomstnnce* thereof, with tbe name and residence of th?> complainant 8. The registry of lo?t, miming or stolen property. 4. The registry of every meml??r of the police force, with h in time and piece of nativity; the time and place when be became a citiien, If horn out of the I'm ted Plates; hM lormcr occupation, number of family and re sidence thereof. the Uat" of appointment to or dl*mi*sal from o#ce, with the cause of the latter, and the record of the number of arreata ma<l<- by such member* of the police force, or of any special service* deemed meritorious by the (leneral or Ifc puty Superin tendents or Captain* oi Pol Ire 2. Revived, That it shall be the dnty of the Chief Clerk to cause copies to be made before 9 o clock ou each day, exicpt Sunday, of all entr*'* mule In the flr?t and third hook* mentxmed in tbe aboro resolution*, for the twenty four hour* preceding, and to transmit the s*m> to the fiRtre* of the Deputy duperinleadebls of New York and ltrooklro. 3. Reeved, Thai K *haJ1 be the doty of the Deputy Hnporinu-nder1 of Brooklyn to open a general complaint hook at hi* oflx e, and totraasmit every day, except !*in day , oopt>-s of the rMTtta maite therein during the pre ced'ng twenty fhor bottrr. to the Chief Clerk of Police, who shall ? the ?ame to be recorded tn a book kepi tor tost purpose In his aflVe. 4. R? -i?lved. That the h<wk* mentioned in the fnre go ng shall be opened to public in?|?- don every day, ex cept Kiinday, between the hour* of V o'clock A M and 6 o'clock P. m Ttie resolution* p?u>*ed unanimously. Mr Row** submitted a case i?f the hoase, Wl White st rert , which waa referred to the Committee on stwt*m IIowh Mr B?wr* moved that the lease of James R. Carter, of tfwtraad precinct, charged with intexicstlon, be takeu tip ami tfcat he be dismissed. ITie motion passed unam nxntly. Mayor Powsu. offered the follow tag resolution, which pawl unanimously ? Resolved. That Irom and after thin date, when penalties are inflicted upon ottVcer* and member* of the police do nartmetit involving loaaof pay , the amount *o (ivolved he placed to the credit of the Police Health and Ioaaraace fund, and appropriated to It* uae Mr IV'WKK read a cony of a letter sent by him to the Comptroller, asking what provision had be? n ma<le for paying tbe expense* for the house* to be procured for the accommodation of lodgers. He had a* yet received no ansaer. Mr IT* tr moved that the Board ahould accept, with thanks. the hou*c otM-ed at 120 Weal Broadway, by Mr. Thaddeua Hyatt, fraeof ? xpensc , for the u*e of house lea* poar. Tlie motion paved unanimously . an also a motion of Mr. Bowen, Uiat the whole matter ahould ho referred to the Committee on Station Ho uae*. nttb power to procend and |Mt them in order? no expense above 9100 to be In curred without the sanction of the Board Mr. I'murr asked whether there were not some place* where th*?e hou?e? should be immediately (Med up. flea Nt* Mated that the Thirteenth m<i Fourteenth ward* required itiancdtaic attention (ien. Ntn preeented WO, given by policeman I? B. Place to the Health and Insurance rund, being half of a reward received by Mr. John Grime* for detecting an illegal voter. The money was given to Mr. I'1ac? hy Mr. Crimea, and was handed to the treasurer. Mr IVww* Mated that he had received on behalf of the fund 114 from two apodal patrolmen of the Fourteenth ward . I>eing a reward received by them for an arre*t which they had made. He Mated that thare waa no law requiring tbe men to give up the money, and It waa done Voluntarily. Oen Nm presented a mandamus from the 8a Ideate Court in the case agreed upon between the corneal of the Board and Mr Pevereut. Oen. Nyi said the Board would not put the men on im mediately. ? The Hoard then, on motion of Mr. Pntrr, went into *e cret see* toe. A O0M> URIBLD FOR M TKItlXT*!?DKVT TALL* AIM)*. M>'H*ra H. k G. ?oule have on exhibition at their far. tory in Jersey Oty a beautiful Rold ahiehl and chain, which le to be preceatvd by the li?pa?tort to Supertn tendent Tallmadge, of tbe Metropolitan Police. The shield weighs 60 pennwcighUi, ami In valued at f.M. <>o tbe top ie a spread eagle' In tbe centre the flgnro of Justice, surroundi <1 by a doublo row of oak leaven, and at the bottom ta tbe word "Superintendent." Upon th? bark In the following Inscription : ? "K. A. Tallmadge, General Su perintendent of the Metropolitan Police, an a tokrn of re spect from a few frienda attached to the Department January, 1X68." Board of Ten Governors. AFFAIRS AT Til* WOKKIIOCS*? A M*W DKPAttTMTBNT ON BLACEWKLL'H INLAND TBI BOY Ml'KDKKEB, HOODU- -CUNBl'S OP THK DKI'AKTMKNTH. The Board of Ten Governors held their usual weekly meeting yesterday ? C. Godfrey Gunther, President, in the chair. niK AiJiaiiorai okpartmicnt. The Almshouse Committee reported in fivor of three additional keepers in the Almshouse, an the number oi' inmates had largely Increased since the hard times had set in, and more keepers were required. Mr. row*sK!?i> objected to the employment of any more keepers. He wan satisfied that out of the ranks of the in mates might bo found many competent person* who would act as orderlies. Most ol those who were now In the workhouse were poor people who conld not get employ ment, and it would be a degradation to put them in charge ol keepers. A gentleman from Virginia, a few days since, employed twenty threo persons from this institution, and hail taken them to Virginia, and would doubtless Uko manv more. Mr. Tiemann thought It would be well to employ tbe keepers for a short time. Tho mutter wa?j Uually postponed Tor a week. IMiUllAW PA >1MKNT ON TRti ISLAND. Mr. Towv.?knd offered tho following ? Resolved, That tbe Warden of the Penitentiary, Super intendent of Workhouse and Warden of Almshouse be In structed to employ ull of their unappropriated labor in getting out stone of a suitable size to be used in Uie con struction of Belgian pavement. Alter borne debate, this was passed. A NKW llKl'AKTMKNT. Mr. Townsknd offered the following ? - Resolved, Tliat the Committee on tho Penitentiary bo inrtrw led to sepur.-it'' the penitentiary hospital from the penitentiary proper, and that from nod after this date the hospital be designated as the Islaud Hospital of Bluck well's Island. Hcsolved, That the Committee on the Penitentiary bo instructed to prepare rules for the governnicut ol said hospital, which shall be submitted to this Board for their adoption. Sevt ral of the Governors expressed their warm appro val of this movement. It w.is wiong to make the poor woman who desired treatment commit thomselve^ as va grants. The resolutions finally passed. MK. TUMANN 1.KAVKH THK HOARD. Mr Fmith ottered a scries of resolution.! expre?sivo of the sense of the Board at fho departure of Mr. Tiemann from among them. His fidelity and industry wore strong ly commended, and he was assured of the good wishes of ull the Governors on his accession to other and higher duties. Tho resolution piu-scd unanimously, whereupon Mr. Tiemann thanked tho mtanhers of the Board for their good feeling towurds him. Til* MI-RliKKKK lUMIKHK After the adjournment of tlie Board Mr. Renjamln K. 1'inckney endeavored to Induce the other members of tho Hoard to sigu a petition in favor of commuting the pun ishment <>f young Rogers to imprisonment tor hie. Ho stated that tho boy was almost a fool. He hud no coucep tion of ? future state, nor any idea of a God. Mr Tiemann thought the boy should be hung, lie was sorry for the boy , and for one would bo In favor of abol ishing all rupital punishment, but if any deserved hanging joung Rogers did. Only three of tho Governors were willing to sign tho petition. WISELY HfMMARV. Number remaining for the week ending Dec. 12, lSfi7: ? Bellvue Hospital 4?23 Randall's Isl. Hospital 2*7 I.unatic Asylum tl24 City Prison 37 1 Almshouse 1,623 Second district prison. 4 Penitentiary CM Third do. do... 17 lKt. Hospital, peuilen y 1 Colored Home '24 2 IK), do. workhouse.. . . 444 Colored Orphan Asy m ISO I>o do. almshouse.... 43 Children at nurse lVd Workhouse 1 ,1oh City Oni ry , Ward it Ul 22 Small|Mix Hospital 11 ? Randall's Island 1,061? Total 7, *26 Increase from Doc. ft to Dec. 12, 113. Number remaining Ita-c. 12 7,712 Admitted 1,370 Total 9, OH 2 Wed 20 IMih barged 1,113 Seat to the penitentiary 124 l,2f>7 7.B2A Number remaining Dec. 13, 18M 0,ou3 Increase City Intelligence. Pn.rn.rox i iv nnt Crrr.? Many unfounded nimors having gone abroad as to the spread of tin* d incase uad ltd great fatality, we have taken the pain* to inquire at the City In spec tor's office, and can nay, for the benefit of all con corned , that the City Inspector has, through the Health Warden*, had every rumored case thoroughly inveatl gated, and the report ha* Invariably shown that these ru mors were, in alnioct every case, totally unfounded. Ko it stance, a report waa publlahed that the smallpox ?.? very prevalent n Marion ?Ue<>l. The Health Warden ot' (be rwrtrntk ward examined every house in Marion street, and lound no one case of contagious or iutrct*>u* disease It is proper to say. In Uji* connection, that the Health Warden ot tne NMh ward reports that (tin I 'if pen sary practice In the district bounded by spring street, Twenty third *tr*?t. Ilroadway and North rlv< r, there were tint twenty odd c*"?? m November, only one of wh.th was fatal Tims far this month only four canea are re ported. The City Inspector lias uken ethcicnl measures to have all localities where an overcrowdod population exists thoroughly cleansed an>l purified From all that we < aB learn we are catlslled that this dreaded disease m on the decrease, and the eases that now incur may bo fairly classed as sporadic. Tn* BRWHifmrKi* Cawski. Coai Outcast. ? A private meeting of the stockholder* ot this company was bold yesterday afternoon at the office, 08 Greenwich street. A committer wok appointed to Investigate the financial ran dition of^be company, with instructions to report at the next meeting, which will be announced hereafter. The meeting, our re|*>rter was informed, wn? private, the members of the press not lieing admitted. Trie proceed ings, It appears, wtre entirely of a preliminary character, and the only <u tion Liken Wha the apjiolatment of the committee The next meeting, however, is to be thrown open to the public, when th< report of the committee will be submitted and discussed. FBONMB Kj t hsio.v or m? National Gr urn ? a num ber of the National Guard are enrolling to vult the city of Haiti more a bent the 1Mb of April next, on which occasion about one hundred and fifty picked men will pr<? eel on to the Monumental City. They will be accompanied by Podwortb's Hand. Ftsst Acrttntirr.? Vtere was much eonfuston on board the Dtatrn Islander yesterday morning, growing out of an accident to some part of the machinery . which created a terrible none and smashed the wood work of the boat. She was finally taken In tow by the Wyoming and e?a Tsyed to New Brighton, where the passenger* took boat for New York. Th* N*w Arskxal. ? TTie romiss if -tiers who are charged with the erection of a new Mate Arsenal, at Lhe corner of Seventh avenue and lttlrty firtli street, met at noon yes terday , tt the office of the Com mi mar y General, to open proposals far the bnildlng. A number of bids were re ceived, but the official opening was pistponed until to day at noon. The contracts will l*> awarded within three days after a dectaton has been arrived at. TnutrLS Bxnbvoijist Ashciahiw ? TTi? usual hall In aid nf the fnnds of this excellent bo<ly will lake plan' at Niblo* Garden on Thursday, the 17th mat. H will be found deserving of an extensive patronage Per? n at latelllgsnM. Mr. Figanlere, who for the loot sight year* has occupied the position of Portuguese OomvI at New York, has been promoted by his government to be Consul General for fienmark and the Holstefn ports. This mark of confldnnc* from the Portuguese government does not seem ?o t?ear oat Uh insinuations of Mr. John McKron that Mr. Figa nlere waa aiding and abetting in the slave trade. While Mr 1'iganiere is honorably noticed and promoted by hi' Snvommont for his fidelity to the trnst repose.t in him, lr. John MrKeon has been removed from office by the Presldtnt of the t'nlted Mister. This Is a pretty fair ex ample of the ups and downs of political life. Mr ?iga mere's successor is Mr Thomas R betro do* Santo*, for merty Omsul at Marsnhsm in Brazil (X this gentleman a Portuguese Journal. the rnmmsrcn' di< I'ttrin of the lHh ult. , sav? ? Mr Rlbelro do? sant<?. f known, was for ?everaf year* the Portuguese Consul at Maranham hot waa compelled to resign hi* ponition on account of ill health. The Minister of Foreign Affairs has performed a Just and praiseworthy art In bestowing this important appoint mrnt upon one who has by termer servlco* approved himself a faithful and energetic pnbllc officer Those whose interests Me represents need (eel no apprehensions that hi* duties will no* bs honorably and skilfully per formed We understand that Mr FVraoiere, the prevent Portuguese Consul In New York, has been transferred to a Consulship in Denmark. " The Orpheu* ?Iee Club serenaded Colonel Fremont and wife on Saturday night at the Revere Honse, In BaMoa iUUTAU. from Charleston, In stesmshlp M'mpMa? Miss Serak It Iff?1 * Poner. Capt B 0 lltier, * RetHv. H P Johnson OT Miller. W? Uibert Conrad Lssii, Wm. Ilaly, Mm Palmer, O J Miller, A H.dtmsn front Savannah, In ateamship Alabama W O Mitchell. M Cowley, W 11 I.aulerman, Cornelius Sml'h, lady and wrvant, C B llarnsd. Mtss Kate B Brown, Miss M I, Mitchell Miss Kate Klnr Or ? K Kandborn, Mrs J l'att? n and child, Ml?a B l>ufTV, Mr Phelpa, ('apt Hudson, U H JV, Saal lUyuw and 10 In steerage. MPAHVtmm For Bt Thomas, In brig Addr Swift? Dr Pretie and lady. Mr Brn*n?l. Mr ami Mr* U his Lsnrcos. Mr tleraldei Mr U Me on Loogpr#, Arrival of Llama* In New York. Tho brig E. Drummond, willed arrived at thin pert yes terday from Acpwwail, brought a Hock of forty-two llamas, consigned to James H?hT ti Oo. They were pur' chased by a French gentleman for a company to thin city, for tho purpose, we believe, of introducing the breed oa the ^mountainous lands of New England. The wool of tho llama in exceedingly valuable, and as tho animal is very hardy and flourishes In high mountain regions, delighting in pure, ruriflsd air, and feeding, like the carnal, on almost anything in tho shape of graaa, no matter how c ?ante, it m possible that the breed may be planted bucco .-uully in tho sterile regions of New England. Tho llama is probably familiar to moat people who havo been visiters to tin* travelling menagerie, as a specimen to usually to be found there. It belongs to the group rumi nantia, of the family of camel. Indeed, they are known to naturalists as tbe camclun lama, and aro frequently called the camel of the new world. They are found ex clusively In South America, and in the jjreaUisl ?b m ianoo on tho Andes Iln yaro chiefly u.-cd bv tho wa.ves atf beasts of burthen, though they cannot "*arry morn than about a hwi'ired )>oundo weight, and do not travel far without rest. In tho trannit oi tr< ;muro from tl; min?n of Potosi t'. y have liccu fonud most valuable from '.he oar llest perio>i. The llama miu li Mitaller tlmn the camel of tho liu<t of Europe It Iusk no hump, but in shape it much rvsi ttli'.i the camel. The uock ih lout; Mid ar- bed , and the (are, in mildne i ol expression and tun pecu liarity of tin1 split lip, U precisely li.e thit of the camel. It rarely measures more than three '?et in height. Ib is covered with a thick tine wool, which makes tho animal impervious to i-old , and renders housing quite unnecessary. I .Uto the camel and tho ox, iU feet aro cloven; but unlike the former animal, it has no common horny nolo, uniting the toes at the bottom. Appended to the foot behind in a kind of speur, which ansistn it in moving over precipices and rugged pathn. It in accordingly an sure footed a* tho goat, unit, being very agile, it in extremely difficult to capture it when it taken to tiio mountain crags, an it In variably does when panned. Ii Is found much oftener on the northern than the soutnern Hide of the Andes, and t m said to become vigorous in proportion to the coldness of its situation. Thun, though essentially a tropical animal, the coldntsr of our northern climato id not likely to prova detrimental to Its Increase The animals to tho brig K. Prummond were taken from the Cord Moron, and were sent from Guayaquil to Aspin wall by railroad, where Oipt Chapman, of the Drum mond, took them In charge There were seventy one of them shipped, but ow ing to severe weather died and were thrown overboard , leaving only 42 sHv*. These, however, are in good condition. Thin is a novel importa tion: hut if the i xperiment should prove successful, It may become one of mkm importance to tho improvement of trie growth of wool en thin continent. Cattle Show In ttie Metro poll a. An exhibition of stall and grass fed fat cattle, sheep, swine and poultry was opened at the Crystal I'alaco yrm terday morning, under tho auspices of the American In stitute. Tlie^variety and siae of the exhibition was by no means as extensive as might have bacn expected, al though It It very creditable, and comprise** many very fine and valuable spiT.imens of rattle, sheep and swine, among the most prominent of which aro tho following: ? One pair of four > ear old farmers' ntoers, owned at Vo mers, Westchester county, and weighing together 4,6HO pounds. A very handsome Devon bull, dark brown, weighing about 1,200 or 1,400 pounds, very fat, broad and sleek. Thin animal presented a somewhat novel apt* araoce, being chained to a |x?t by means of a largo ring through bis nose: notwithstanding which he appeared very rest lens and desirous of paying but affectionate regards to some of the bystanders who were, ever and ?non, at tempting to stroke an<* caress him Thin animal is owned in White Plains, Westchester county. A | air of ?tall fed cattle, from Clinton, Dutchess county, very fat and tine. A pair of "plcndld Durham steers, belonging in Alsttae, I?u?? benn county. Two Durham heifers, from WSet Farms, very tine. One pair of very fat oxen weighing in tbe neightmrhoort of 4, <Ki0 pounds belonging In Newcastle, WenU heater county Very tine. Seventy two Nankin sheep, the original stock consisting of three e wen, were Imported from ' hJCUL by Oapt Smith, twenty months ago, and have ntsSQlhat period in rrisned to the present number, seventjrtwo. Among UnM k't are three very young lambs, apparently not ever a week old The flesh of tli<?se nheep. It is said, Is tor supe rior in *we> 'nr-HH to sny other kind of muUon, and brtn.n a much hifherpr.ee In market while th- wool in sad t'? be much i oarver. They are eanlly designated from th* common sheep of tl is country by the formation of th"ir head and ears. Till* lot m, a? a general thins, in good ooo dltien . and msde a very flue appearance. They are ows? I in I'elbam, l ister county. Ten very tine and large fat lambs, from Carmel, Putnam county. Five Suffolk p'g* and one Hampshire hog, from .sixty - tlfth street, thin city. Very fat and One. A beaut. tu| collection of imported pigeons from various portions of the globe, by Men?rs Ilowland k Aspmwall. ? ?tie roar year old Maltose jack. Id One trim. Owned in thi? rlty Tbe above list comprise* hut a small portion of each kind of animal named, on exhibition, but was selected from the number merely to nerve as specimens The number of visiter" yustofday ?** very limited, and if the exhibition i? not better pstmniaed during the re mainirg days wlin h it i" to be cooli'tued, the American Institute will not reap a very hau< nonie harvest from th<? enterprise In addition to the cattle ahow, exhibitors who have machinery in the l*alaee, keep the -<ame in motn n throughout the day. The judgen are to meet at half piut two o'clock today, for the puisne of taking the weight, ag", imd other par ticulars of cattle, Itc., on exhibition Police Intelligence. A New M'it>aor Kainimo ma Wi*n.? Charlea m*-k, a ProMlan, *u brought before J u* tire Welah. U th? \erwr Police Court, on r barge of mealing a <p?antuy >4 CfUi.Bg valued at %f*t from a countrywoman ->f b- uaw -1 Amelia Fauble. The ? omplaJnint, In an aflVUt It r nwle befor* Juitlce Wrlab, ilatM that -be realdaa at Ma. I* Wee t Forty eighth urtel; that on Prifcqr laal Um arraawl. with whom ah* bail formerly been acquainted, ?-at ber over to Brooklyn tauter tbe preteucc thet ibere wan ? ff?o4 ?Nua Uon awaiting ber ibere. tbat. during bar abwece, Um prisoner hired a oailnian to r<>uvejr all ber pr<>p*rty lo Lbn pr*mi*e* No 419 I'narl rtroet, with ib< felonious mtaat "C i beating and defrauding bar. >"olic*tnan Klynn, of tho Sixth ward, an rated tbe accused at the above number a I'earl treet, and lltere be aleo found Ibe property which bad Ix-en stolen from the romplaiuant. Tbe aeuvsd, on heing examined by tbe magxtrau-. id nutted h?* gailt. He waa Ux'reupon oummiUad to the Tomb* in Jefait of >1 <<io bail. CijiMnsti wrm Swrwruwo t Tumor Louta Davenburgh waa brought before Juatice Wish, at tba 1/iwer Polkro Court, charged with baring . In connection with a young man named Pavm. ? wind led Mr. Andrew Van*, a tailor doing buainea* at No. 41 Cliff utreet, out of ftil Tbe ae rated, It I* alleged, ordered clothing to Ibe ab< v? amount, and upon rooofring tbe <uune paid the tailor with a bogu* check on the N*a*au Bunk. Tbe prisoner den <? I all romplicKy with (Mr*, bat ?m nevertheless commit ted to answer, Cairrna or ah Ameiiri Ri-ariuia ? John Oimeil aiiaa Millegan, wm taken into custody by Policeman Williams, of tbe Eleventh precinct, on charge of having, on the night of the 2nth nit., burglariously onten-d the bouae of Mr. Hrigg*. No U Canal ? treet, and ?t?-a! ing therefrom about 11*6 worth of clothing an<! jewelry. The MWi u< wan convey ed to tbe Tombe and lurked up. An accomplice of Cornell'* wm arreted oo the night of tbe burglary, and be also m ? onflned in tbe city [?rieon . preparatory lo being ?enl to the Court of Mansions for trial. Ouaiia or lnajt by ? Patrick M. Temple, a house agent, residing at No. ? State ? treet, wm arrested yeaterdny on rharge of psrjury , preferred again?t htm by August Ber gen. of No. 4ft Whitehall ? treet. The complaint arise* out of a civil suit between the parties, whh h ame off befhro J ii** go Itrndy at the Court of Common Ptens, on the ISth of October laet. temple wan committed for trial. OiiM or Faian r?rmi*.- Abraham Kroiner. a mer chant doing buensas at Pumervlle, Jefferwn county, V. Y. . waa brought before Justice Welch yesterday, onchargo of fhUe pretense* preferred agttnrt him by William Way ft Co. , of No 72 Murray gtreet Th? complainants ropre sc*it that in the month of May laet they *oid the accused about $780 worth of good* on credit, upon hie rvjwaeot ing that he wan worth $7,000 anov" all bi* debt* and lia bililiea. Since then the complainant* have learned that tba reprosecution*, aa made by .lef. ndant. Were false an I made with intent u? ftftlifh ? out of the above amount of property Tho _acc tired was held for a hearing New Jeraay llama. A Ma* Br*i*i> wmt a Hair Fru or <Joti? Anorwn Him ? Abont a month ago the body of a man, who wai auppoeed lo have been accidentally drownel by falling fn m some of the ferry boat#, wm found floating in lh? water near the Morris Canal pier, at Jersey City. J turtle* IVdford held an inqnent and oaueod itM inter went at Ber gen. letter* were found upon the bogy which ahowad th. mar t<? be a Oertnan named Mtcholaa Wertwer. if Maaroutha, ft (lair county, fllmota. and that he wm ob hi* way lo tJermany Justice Bedford addreaaed n letter to Maacoutba, relating the occurrence, and a day or two aince th* widow of do- ea*< d made her appearance tn .1 er aey City and rtated that her hurband had a conaMorabla nmount of gold with him. which he oarrled tn a belt about hi* waiat. Her *tory waa not fally rreditad, but lo *ati*fw her Justice Bedford engaged undertaker ^>ear lo ?*hum? the MHM, and the reault waa the (biding of a belt about the body containing II "0 in gold. It may *een *traag<i that Oil* w*a not il *covered at the moneat, but It k m p!*ined by the fact th*t tbe body, having been long tn th* water. wa? almcat paat hand 'tog and waa. In con? qiwn^o, not ? ckitely eiam ocd ac it might otherwiaa bava been.