7 Mart 1844 Tarihli The New York Herald Gazetesi Sayfa 6

7 Mart 1844 tarihli The New York Herald Gazetesi Sayfa 6
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r NEW YORK HERALD. "" Haw r?rk, Tkundari Kareb T, 1844. 1 *be lew Cabinet?Annexation off Texas. The filling up of the new Cabinet?the annexation of Texas?the negotiation on the Oregon boundary. are all very vital questions at the present moment?and have become the leading topics>1 discus on in the public journals. Some accounts state positively that Mr. \falitor f Mississippi, Senator in Congress, will be the i choice of the President for Secretary of State. Believing that there is a strong probability of such 4 selection, we have published in this day's Hslain a very important and elaborate letter written by him on the subject of the annexation of lexas, Ilium riling his views on that point of diplomacy, ?i iinir thereby the opinions of the Presi doat by inference. We believe it to be generally understood that the late Secretary of State had prepared the draft of a treaty for annexing Texas to this country, and that it was ready at the time of ku unfortunate death, to be presented to the Senate for their confirmation. A little time will ripen all these things. Astounding Disclosures.?aldkuman Tillou's Police Retort.?We give in another column extracts from the very remarkable report of Alderman Tiliou, in relation to the police and other matters pertaining to the municipal aflairs of this ciiy, and in particular the administration of criminal justice. This is by far the most important and interesting public document which has emanated from the Common Council for many years. It is an honorable monument of the industry, patience, good sense, ami earnest love of good order and justice, which distinguish its author. The matter developing the condition of the municipal aflairs of the city?the streets?the police? d in fact every department of the city governntoot, is most interesting, and present the real facts relative to these matters, in a much mere intelliMe form than they have ever been exhibited before. Sat one of the most remarkable features of the report, and which will strike every one with astonishment, consists in the developeinents made rejecting the public administration of justice, which fiord the most convincing proof of the utter ineffi siency of our present criminal courts and officersWe allude to the list of forfeited recognizances, Which the Court of Sessions have directed to be prosecuted during the last four years. Alderman Tillon has given ta one column the mimes of the tfieaders, in another the sureties, and in a third the file justices by whom they were bailed. Notwithstanding all that we knew of the I006C and illegal manner in whick justice has been administered in Ihe precincts of the " Tornbs," we confess that the relations contained in this table have awakened o little surprise and astonishment in our mind We have not room at present for this table, but kere ia a synopsis of it, which will enable the pubic to judge of the numbers who have escaped the I punishment uf their crimes by the aid of " strawkail as it is called. Fouvsited Recogsizascea Directed to be Prosecuted v the Court or Seiiioss from Jan't. 1840 to Dec. IMS, INCLUtlTE. I Qfrncu. No. of Criminalt. Anon 1 Assault and Battery 366 Bigamy 3 Burglary 33 Conspiracy house 6 Disorderly 9 Embezzlement 3 False Protn.-i 30 Grand Lai ceay 08 Forgery 30 Illegal Voting 3 Indecency 1 Incest 1 Libel 3 Mayhem 3 Manslaughter 3 Pbrjury and Subornation of. 7 Petty Larceny 80 Bape 14 Met 14 Robbery 4 Receiving Stolen Goods 33 Total of escaped criminals from November 1839 till December 1843 683 What a singular spectacle this remarkable expcMtion presents of the daily doings of this Court of Justice, established amongst us to protect the com. sanity by the punishment and prevention of crime! Out of this large number only in one hundred and Axty cases did the sureties justify the amount of kail, and that was of course only a sham ; but in the remaining cases even that unnecessary piece of formality was dispensed with, and the criminals Wore allowed to escape by the magistrates without the least pretension on the part of the sureties to justify. It will be perceived that many of the offences enumerated in the above tabic are of a very formidable character?forgery, burglary, grand larceny, false pretences, receiving stolen goods, &c. But whilst this kind indulgence is shown to these criminals, it is important to notice that this same Court exercise great strictness and Sternness in the punishment of minor offeaces. No later than last Tuesday, Richard Aimty, a black, was convicted of stealing a ham from the corner of Mott and Walker streets, and with very commendable promptitude, the Court immediately sent him to the Penitentiary for two months ; Rachael Kennedy, convicted of stealing a bit of pork, was also, with the same rigid regard to a righteous administration of justice, sent to the Penitentiary for the same period. James Thornton, guilty of stealing a few yards of calico, was n the same day sentenced to the Penitentiary for six months. Ryan Walsh, convicted oi stealing a small quantity of molasses, was at once sent to the Penitentiary for three months. Oh! righteous Court! Oh! stern and unbending ministers of justice! Oh! incorruptible and ever-faithfulguardiansof the laws! Who candare f or one moment to question your integrity, or abiding love of justice 1 What loafer who steals a piece of pork escapes you 7 What shivering outcast, who steals a piece of cotton cloth to cover her nakedness, is supposed to elude the vengeance of the lawl Really, it would seem as if the whole expense of keeping up the criminal courts, with all their paraphernalia, was incurred merely for the purpose of protecting the community from the depredations of . mi-o-oLU ....It., lliini.... ?:,.c L .... ni the higher order oi criminals no notice is taken. The receivers of stolen goods, the especial patrons of crime?the burglar?the forger?the disorderly house keeper?all these offenders of the higher 'grades, have nothing to do but offer " straw bail," and laugh a' the bolts and bars of our prisons. And go down to Wall street?take a ramble atnoagst the banks and trust companies, and there see the plunderers of thousands and tens of tbouBiais, after whom neither court, nor judge, nor jury, nor any one can send an officer. There they are at large, perfectly secure from arrest. If they lud stolen a hum, they would have been sent to keep company with p mr Itichard Aimy, the black man, at the Penitentiary. But they have robbed and plundered to the extent of millions, and what is the fruit of their crimes 1 They occupy the first position :n society?live in the finest mansions in Waverly Place?have the first seats at the opera?and sif on committees for complimentary benefits. Is this to last forever 1 Are courts, grand juries, district attornies, and all the instrumentalities of law and |ustice io continue forever impotent and powerless? Are we never to hear in our temples of justice any echo of that justice, integrity and truth which still, thank heaven, linger amongst the moral and virtuous of the community I FoTOUMWM is tub Fibi.d.?'The Rev Mr. Chunning intends to deliver a lecture in reply to every thing which has been said against Fouriensm, on Friday evening, at the Society Library. It is said the', he will particularly overhaul the Christianity of the Rev. Goi. Webb?by implication, most probably. He would hardly venture to face him in any j ther way? V*? New way of opening ice bocnd Haeboes.? There is a new machine, just brought into existence, by which harbor* and rivers can constantly be kept in navigable order. It was seen in the early part of last month that a machine like this one was much wanted in Boston. The harbor of that city was frozen ten miles down, and it took from tive hundred to a thousand nten three whole days,to cut a passage through that distance to enable the Brilanniqj to get to sea. The machine, of which we speak, belonging to the I'nion Rockland Lake Ice Company, of this city, lately cut through twelve miles of much thicher ice I from Slaughter's Landing toPiermont, in the same number of days, and with only one hundred men. This speaks very favorable for the new invention. With the assistance of this "Ice Cutter" many thousand tons of ice, clear as crystal, have been got out of the Lake,and several thousand tons already shipped to Texas and other parts. It is to be hoped that the quantity sent to Texas will reach there in time to prevent an adjournment of the criminal courts, for in that happy country they cannot do anything without ice. Such a machine has long been needed to keep open northern rivers and harbors, and for a very small sum of money the inventor promises to keep the Hudson in a navigable state throughout the year. It cuts through the ice and pushes the blocks out of the way at the same time, thm leaving a clear passage for ships or steamers. It will be ready for service early next winter, and then, if bays or rivers remain closed with ice, it will not be the fault of the inventor of this curious and valuable cutter. Repudiation in Massachusetts.?It will be recollected that a few years ago, in 1834, an infuriated mob in Charleston, a Jaubturg of Huston,inude a night attack on a Catholic female seminary, turned out the females and young pupils, and burnt ! the building, with all its contents, to the ground. The excitement which produced tliis ineflable piece of barbarism, was produced by some fanatics, who set in motion every species of falsehood, to excite the community. Well, the highly religious, moral, and enlightened Legislature of Massachusetts, who have been applied to for redress, have at length reported that " if the law of 1339 had been in force when the seminary was destroyed in 1834, they would have been liable," and thus the matter ends. "Was there ever a more barefaced and impudent piece of injustice perpetrated by the inmates of a State prison, in the face of high heaven, than this 1 How can Massachusetts, or any person in that State, after this act, talk of Mississippi repudiation ) Let their unjust mouths be shut up. A New Feature in,the Political Campaign for 1844.?It appears that the politicians injthe approaching political campaign, intend introducing not only songs, as of old, but fights and fmurders, and to elect their candidate by such means. We see in the New Orleans papers that at a political meeting held in that city on the 25th ult. by one of the parties, we forget which, but on second thought we believe by the whigs, a fight took place between two prominent politicians, which ended in the death of one of them. [From the New Otleans Bulletin, Feb. Dti.] meiamchobr Catastrophic?At the meeting of Satur day <vening, at Bank's Arcade, which it was known would he addressed by 8. S. Prentiss, and at which wera assembled a large concourse of ladies and gentlemen, a misunderstanding arose between Col. yanielH. Twogood and L. Hornsby, Esq , both of whom were on the committee of arrangements, which resulted in Mr. H. knocking Col T down, and afterwards stamping upon his head and breast, so that from the effect* of the injury he di?d yesterday morning. Mr. H. was taken to prison to await an examination. Col. Daniel II. Twogoou was one of our most respectable and useful citizens, and he was also a remarkably resnecttul and mmr.'iil srentleman The corns* wu yesterday conveyed to the Protestant Cemetery, at tended by the regiment of Louisiana Volunteers, several companies of the Washington Battalion, detachments of he Louisiana Legion, and an immense concourse of citizens. Col. Twogoed has left a family, consisting of a son and daughter, both minors, who. since the death in 1M40, of their most estimable mother, have been bestowed for education, and moral precept and example, among their relatives in the State oi New York. < Citt Matters.?Nothing of special interest was adopted last eveningly either Board of the Common Council. All matters connected with the Police Reform were postponed until Monday evening, when the Board of Aldernten assembles again. Poetry, dedicated to the Street Inspector of the Second Ward, in Water street, posted on a stake stuck in a pile of dirt. "It must be true, as people say, Our Street Inspector's turned'to Clay, And as a proof of his regard lias here deposited his card." Not Worse and Worse.?There is no truth in the report copied from tiie Brooklyn Eagle, that a highly respectable citizen of that city had been doing "worse and worse." So we are told. Correction.?An error was made yesterday in alluding to Tattersall's, in an article on Cowan's horse buzaar, in Mercer street. Cowan's bazaar and Tattersall's are distinct establishments?the former is in Mercer street?the latter in Broadway. Adams & Co., from Boston, arrives every morning, an hour or two ahead of the mail. Pomeroy & Co., from Albany and the West, regularly beat the mail frow ten to a dozen hours. Palmo's Benefit.?It is hardly necessary to say that this grand complimentary benefit will be given to-night. It will be one-of the most brilliant houses ever seen in this city. Clay Concert.?A grand concert is given by the "Clay Minstrels" this evening, at Croton Hall, under the patronage of the Clay Committee of the Fourth Ward. A great bill is offered and the ladies intend turning out in great style. OO-Lucia di Lammkrmoor was given for the fifth time last evening to as fashionable a house as any we have yet seen assembled at that temple of me. lody. The opera went off with additional beauty and spirit. To-night is the great benefit to 1'almo. The Irish Vindicated.?A lecture on this subis !n lip ifivpn thi? pvpninir of I-Tull'a TTvnlionn-o J ? n ? ? Building, Brooklyn, by Mr. W. E. Robinson, extensively and favorably known as a lecturer on Irish history. How to Spend an Hour.?You cannot spendja leisure, hour much better than by looking in at the exhibition of the extraordinary talking machine. It is really a most wonderful piece of mechanism. Unleavened Bread ?M.J. Cohen,43 Deystreet, manufactures the real unleavened bread, which the Hebrews eut during their holy passover, according to the laws of Moses. This bread is made from the finest, purest and best of flour, and is really a tit bit for a Christian to eat. Naval..?TheU. 3. ship f>elaware,;fromthe Mediterranean, was spoken, March 3d, in lat. 37 20, Ion. 7t 20, by brig Motto, arrived at this port. Opening ot Navigation.?The Sing Sing Herald of the 5th inst. says:?The mild weather of the put week h ta remo\ed almost all the ice which obstructed the navigation of the Hudson as Isr north as Teller's Point; and during the present week wo may expect the arrival of steamboat:: at this wharf. Several trips have already been made to the landings on the opposite side of the rivor, and we learn a sloop has already sailed from the Prison wharf It will also he seen that the market vessels advertise their lirat trip the present week. The travelling by land is rendered quite diltlcult by the process of breaking up, and the mails are in consequence somewhat irregular, but we are disposed to say, in commendation of the contractors, that never, perhaps, has the mail been finveve I in winter on tins Nsiule ? ,i more regularity an l piiar tuality than the present season. The Uulfalo Commercial Advertiser of Saturday says : The ice on tlM lake, which was detached and brok-n up for several days past, has entirely disappeared The strong easterly gale of wind which prevailisl yesterday lias driven it of) westward, leaving a clear blue unohitrurte I surface. Western travellers represent the lake freir from Ice so far as the eye can discover from the southern shore; I and others, via Canada, say the fields seen floating in that quarter are so thin and riddled at to present little or no obstaelei in the way of navigation. Some sail vessels have J been observed on Lake Michigan. Clrcalt CoartBeiors Judge Kent. Thimd Dsr, MaschO ?Cau of Crim Con?Van Cott vs. Sharft.?Long before the hour fixed for the lifting of the the Court, the court room was crowded by an anxious group ol spectators. The additional light that haa been thiown in on the cue by the evidence ofthe new wituessei, who had not been examined on the fonnertrial, having conaiderably increased it* interest. Mn. Van Cott entered the court room, accompanied by two ladiea, a little before ilia Honor Judge Kent took his seat upon the bench, and immediately en the opening of the court, was led forward hy her counsel to his place in front ot the bench, where she whs busily engaged for about ten or twelve minutes in giving instructions in relation to the trial. She continued thus engaged during the day. Mr. Van Cott was similarly engaged with his counsel. The jury were called uveraud answered. Mr. Joh.v Van Cott was recalled, and his cross-exsmination was proceeded with by Mr. Jordan :?My object in going to the house at Williamsburg was for the purpose of getting sheets, which I wanted for myself. 1 was but oncu at the house since mv brother went South; I generally watclusd about when I got to the house (laughter;) 1 was in the habit of going to the house on occasionsfor sheets, I generally got them from Mr. Bell; 1 never asked Mr. Bell to bring me the sheets, because he never offered to bring them to me; (laughter) I wanted the sheets for mv bed, which I keut in tire store; 1 watched the store for my brother, ana never got any compensation for it; I had some angry words with Mrs. Van Cott ; this was sometime in 1841 ; but I cannot swear if it was in the soring, summer or fail ; 1 had two quarrels with her; I haa sumo words with her twice; I had the secouil quarrel with hor before 1 left uiy brother's employmi nt; Mrs. Van Cott did not accuse me of taking a diamond ring of hers, nor of taking or having any iewelry belonging to her; I hud a ring ot hers, which site lent me; I had it about a year; Mr Brinsmade applied to me for the ring, ana i gave 11 to mm; I saw the ring subsequently with Sharp; the ring was a diamond one which had apiece broken off; I kept it lor a year, and did not give it to Mr*. Van Cott, because she never asked me for it; I am net sure if she asked nie for it or not; when Mr. Brinsmade got the ring from me we had some words about it; Mrs. Van Cott accused me of taking money outofher husband's money drawer; this occurred in lull; I heani she accused me of taking money before this time; leant give any exact account as to the precise time ofthe year 1841, at which this accusation was made; my brother, Albert Van Cett, in whose employment I had been, did not accuse me oftaking money from (us drawer, I left Ins employment in consei|uimceof bis wife's treatment towards me; she said that ( had been tsdking about her and Sharp; she accused me of making charges about her and Sharp; I left my brother's employment because he abused me in consequence of the charge I made against his wife in relation to Sharp; 1 had myself observed some familiarities between Sharp and Mrs. Van Cott before I left; I can't swear how long before 1 1 left that I observed these familiarities; they commenced shortly after Sharp went there.to board; I do not know if I boarded there at the time Sharp went there to board; I i often slept there, however; perhaps twice a week; I cant swear that 1 boarded there or not; I boarded thereon Sundays. [Witness here underwent a sharp cross-examination in relation to the place where he had hoarded after leaving his brother's employment; and after much hesitation and cross-questioning from the Court, and Counsel employed on either side, he stated that ho took his meals, occasionally in Chatham street, and several eating houses about the city.J Mr. Jordax resumed.?If you do not, sir, give us a direct answer to my question, as to whether or not you hoarded at all at your brother's after Sharp came there, I shall apply to the Court, as it appears so difficult to jog your memory on this point, which can so easily be explained Mr. Da Witt?If you have any application to make, I wish you may make it at once, and not waste time in this way. You huve now consumed over half an hour on this matter. Mr. .lorn**, (rising from his seat)?I'now, sir, require from yon a distint answer to this question. Mr. Dr. Witt.?Will Mr. Jordon please to sit down, nnd not interrupt my!view of this Court and the witness ? Mr. Jo*d.i!s.?No, sir, I am not to be interrupted in this way. Mr. Us Witt.?Very gentlemanly. Court.?Gentlemen, I must request you to avoid these personalities. [After some blither altercation, Mr. Jordan proceeded with the cross examination in relation to the witnesses l boarding witli his brother afier Sharp had commenced residing in the family, but failed to establish the point to whicn ho seemed to attach a good deal of importance J Wirxxss,?I went to see Mrs. Van Cott some i time after this, and she accused me of having made a false charge against her to Bell; I said I 1 would speak to Bell on the subject when I saw him; Mrs. Van Cott then said to me, "if you say such 1 a thing yon must go out of the houso ;" I subsequently met Sharp, and he accused me of having made this | charge, and told me I was " r damned liar." I said if ha i told me so out of the house, I would let him see I was not: Mr?. Van Cott said she was glad thin had occurred, and sho I accused me of one thing or another She mid, " she al- t ways made much of young men and always would." I ] said in reply, " yes, especially of one." Some words ] then occurred hutween myself and my brother Albert. ] Mrs. Van Cott and myself had some further angry words, i and she then went up stairs ; she returned, and we had i some further words ; she spoke in an angry way ; I was not more angry than I am now; Sharp accused me of 1 something In relation to Mary Waldron; I under- I stood that Sharp interfered between myself and Mary t Waldron, to prevent any further intimacy between us ; I Sharp spoke out loud ut the time he accused me, and callme a " (J?d damn bar;" I heard him mention my name, ( hut I did not hear the words he said ; ho was scolding, < hut I could not hear what he said ; I threatened to flog i hira at this time: Mrs. Van Cott and myself never made i up the difficulty between us since the taking of the ring, ( and the time of our quarrel. (Witness, after repeatedly I being asked, as to whether or not he entertained an un- i friendly feeling towards Mrs. Van Cott after their quarrel, replied that he had unfriendly feelings towards her.l I do i not recollect saying I would be revenged of her ; I cant ' swear ii it was a moonlight night when I went to the t atoop and raw Sharp and Mrs. Van Cott go to bed togeth- i er ; it was in the month of January when I saw them ; j but I cant swear if it was a cold night. < Coiiht?Do you mean to swear that you do not know if ' it was a cold night or not 7 < WiTar.ss? It was cold weather. To Mr. Jordax?I ha?l no moccasins on?(laughter!?I did not stamp my feet, as I recollect, on that night when I was watching; I jumped over the fence every time I saw a light Irani the windows?(laughter)?1 passed through a gate in getting towards the stoop ; 1 saw Mary , Waldron from the winaow?(laughter)?Mary Waldron ] caine towards the door and Bell followed ; Bell weat up , stairs and I ran round the house to see where he was go- { ing ; 1 next saw Mrs. Van Cott go up stairs ; she had a ( light in her hand ; Sharp next went up stairs and had ne light ; Mary Waldron also went upstairs with a light : I , saw her go to the had room door, and she entered the ( room ; Mrs. Van Cott had the light burning when Sharp entered the room ; she did not nut it out ; Mary Waldron remained in the room a lew minutes, made some { observations, and retired; 1 did not see her tuck up the bed clothes and fix them together in lied?(loud laughter ) Mary Waldron hod something In her hand, but I cant say , if it was a night gown: I can't swear that there were in- { side shutters in the room: 1 cant say whether or not , Sharp fame down stairs witli a light; leant swear whe- J ther or not that Sharp came up with a light; I do not re- ] collect having sworn some fifteen minutes ago that Sharp | went up without a light? (sensation)?I swear 1 huaid him , singing when he went up?(laughter;) be was singing or talking; he was not singing and talking together?daughter;) he did aot come down singing?(laughter,) Mrs. Van Cott wns in her room before Sharp weat up stairs; Sharp came down stairs in his shirt. Court?Mr. Jordan, I think you had better got through this cross-examination, or we s'hail be obliged to hold an evening sessionMr. Jonnax?I am aware that I am tedious in this crossexamination, end notwithstanding every disposition on my part to not waste unnecessarily the time of the Court, . still it is apparent to every body the course 1 am restricted to adopt with this witness Court? Understand me Mr. Jordan, your rights of course entitle you to sift the witnesses' testimony and elicit such' matter as you may deem essential; but I merely say that a good deal of time has been consumed. Sir. Jnnnax?I shall cut the matter as short as I possibly can, your honor. The Court here took np the witness and questioned him in relation to the position of tha light in the room, when he swears 1 to have seen Mrs. Vsn Cott and Sharp in the bed, and at the time Mary Waldron had entered the room, which having explained, the ( o*rt further asked "If Mary Wahlron had made any observation on entering the room,'1 to which witness replied in the affirmative, stating he head her exclaim -"Good O d, is he here again?'' By Mr. Jnnp.ix ?I lest saw Mary Waldron about tw days ago; on Monday night last, at ner hoarding house; I saw Mrs. Hnntly (formerly Mary Wright) ami Mrs Shuto was also there; 1 swear that Mrs. Van Cott left my brothsr's house of her own accord: she was not driven away (sensation); I think I was there when she Anally Isft the home of her husband of her own accord: I swear I was there on the day that she left the house of ner own a cord; I boarded at the house at the time; I was not there when my brother called Mrs Van Cott a damned strumpet, anJ|de<ired her to go out ami get money from Sharp if she wanted it; I do not know if she was obliged to sleep on a straw bed in the basement, in consequence of the treatment she received; I do not know when- she went to after I saw her leave my brother's house; I know of my own knowhxlge that Mary Waldron left the house in Orchard street, and took a front parlor Rt No. HO Forsyth street, and my brother went to the same house; she lodged on the sofa in the nnilor (laughter); I afterwards took the house; Mary Waldron after this took a garret room in the konse; my brother also took a garrot room; both rooms were joined together .laughter); 1 first mentioned this matter to Mr. Alker, the attorney, before the last trial commenced (sensation); I was examined by Mr. Oraham as to the nature of the testimony 1 had to give about this time. Mrs Van Cott here consulted a few moments with her counsel, and suggrnted some additional questions in relation to conversations held between witness and her mother, Mrs. Smith. I do not recollect (continued witness) having had any conversation with Mrs Smith in which she told me not to swear against Kllxa (Mrs Van <"ott); I did not tell her I had nothing to swear against Mrs Van Cott. The cross-examination here closed, upon which Mr. Dr. WirT took the witness, and questioned him in relation to th" acctirary of his memory. Wirvrss My memory Is goo^n some things, and bod In ethers (Immense laughter) Witness withdrew. Jens Fi.swvnvs examined by Mr. Dr. Witt. ?I am a baker; 1 supplied Mr Va? CotCx family with bread; Isnw some familiarities exercised bj' Sharp on an occasion when I had been present in tin basement, delivering bread; Mra. JVan Cott was tlere; Mary Waldron was there a few minutes before. [Witness hero described tho familiarity of conduct he swore to on tbo pert of Sharp, which does not admit of publication 1 I live at U1H Henty strert. Crosv-rramiii'rf by Mr Joans' Mra. Van Cott was standing very nigh Sharp at the tim" I saw him art aa I have described ; he m? le use of some immoral language, ami also some improprieties upon hl> own person ; this was ail 1 saw er heard liirn do ; 1 was joking at the time with Mra. Van Cott; I do not know if Mra. Van Cott saw the improper motion I allude to ; ihe might have heard the improper cxpresiion ; I did not talk any lascivious language | he first placed hi* hand* on his vest and rubbed litem down on Lis person j 1 sew him next take Mary Wall Iron and kiss her (laughter) ; he gave her a good hearty smack (immense laughter) ; Mrs. Van Cott said nothing at the time; 1 first made mention of this matter on being asked about it by Mr. Vun Cott and his brother. Miss t .tsolisk Lou wood examined by Mr. Jobdais I am a relative ol Mr.Van Cott; 1 reside at 174 Mott street; I have been in the habit of visiting at Mr and Mrs. Van Colt's house frequently since their marriage ; I was on a visit at Mrs. Van Cott sfhouso alter Mr. Van Cott left for the south ; Mr. Van Cott was remarkably attentive to Mrs. Van Cott; 1 know of her having taken lessons in music and dancing, from professors, alter her marriage ; 1 remember having seen Or Baily, his wife, Mary waldron, and Sharp, on the night they were in the basement; 1 slept, during the fortnight I remained there, with Mary Waidron and Miss ltiddle j in the same bed ; Mra. Van Cott slept on a sofa-bed ; I aaw Sharp take liberties with Mrs Van Cott; I saw him fitting on her lap one evening in the basement and kissing her ; I saw him take similar liberties with her in the kitchen ; he had his arm round her waiat; 1 caught him in the fact and he exhibited no surprise; I recollect her having gona to the theatre on one of those evenings ; Mrs. Van Cott said, she was to have gone to the theatre with Mr. Badger; Sharp was to have been there; Sharp and Mrs. Van Cott returned late onthisuight; Mary waidron let them in; 1 remember having seen Mrs. Van Cott and Sharp together on one occasion in Orchard street; Mra. Van Cott was brushing Sharp's hair, and putting a collar on him, which she took from the drawer of a bureau which lay in the room; 1 heard Sharp suy to her on this occasion that ihe was putting on Van Cott's collar on him. (Immense laughter.) 1 heard him sometimes call her "Sissy," and at other times "Mrs. Van;" 1 recollect having gone one evening to Van Cott's with Mary Waidron and Mis* Spier,to have our fortunes told. (I.anghter) I often saw Sharj> kiss Mrs.Van v uiv ivnci vubii uci iuuuiu. ^bttigaier.j no &isaea nor breaiit. Cross-Examined by Mr. Edwarbs?Mary Waldren Uvea with me now; I support myself sometimes by work on linen, and 1 have relations who also support me when 1 require it; I saw Sharp first kiss Mrs Van Cott at the house at Williamsburg; I often, after I saw the kissing match (laughter) set and dined in Mrs. Van Cott's company: I was not examined on the last trial; I saw my name mentioned inthe"Herald,"it was the first intimation 1 received of any allusion having been made to my name; I continued to visit Mrs. Van Cott in Orchard street, after I had witnessed her familiarities with Sharp; I then only considered her conduct imprudent; I had a misunderstand ing with Mrs. Van Cott in relution to some conversation had between her and Dr. Bailey; Mary Waldron was present, and I dont wish to mention the conversation; 1 saw Van,Cott a few evenings ago; I get my living as 1 have mentioned, by occasionally working on linen and receiving supporttfrom my relatives; when I had this conversation with Mrs. Van Cott we parted friends. Afternoon Simmon. The court having taken a recess, again assembled at S o'clock. One of the jurors was excused from further attendance by mutual consent, in consequence of ill health, produced by the confinement of the last three days, and withdrew. Georiie J. Bidder examined I>j Mr. De Witt?I lived with Mr Van Cott at the time referred to in this trial; his demeanor towards his wife was always unexceptionable; he was an attentive husband; I remember having seen Mrs. Van Cotton one ocsasion, during her husband's absence at the south; she applied to me at the store to accompany her to the theatre, and I went with her; Sharp accompanied us; we remained at the theatre until Canny Elssler had finished her dancing (laughter); 1 know a man of the name of Polhemus; no was at one time in pa tnershipwith Mr. Van Cott Crm-eramintd hy Mr. Jordan?Van Cott never asked me to kiss his wife (laughter); I never heard him invite gentlemen te kiss his wife; I sahr Van Cott often kiss other ladies besides his wife; I never saw him kiss the cook (immense laughter); I saw him kiss Mary Waldron very often; I am sure more than half a dor.cn times: I can't say if hi* arm was around her neck; 1 also siw him kiss Miss Rider; and I believe Mrs. Huntley (laughter); there used to bo generally two or three ladies there always; I was at a party ance at his house, and five or six ladies were there; he kissed some of them. (Laughter) Mrs. Huntley (formerly Mary Rider) examined by Mr. De Witt?I am sixteen years or age, and was married in August last; I was brought up by Mr. and Mrs. Van Cott; I saw Sharp often kiss Mrs. Van Cott. [This witness underwent a long direct-examination from Mr. De Witt, in the course of which she detailed various familiarities that had taken place between Sharp and Mrs. Van Cott, similar in their general character to what has been already described by the preceding witnesses.] She continuedOn one occasion I distinctly recollect that Sharp asked Mrs. Van Cott " how shv thought of marrying Van Cott VJ To which she replied, " she did not know.'' Hethen asked her' if she did not think him (Sharp) a fine looking man ?".#And she replied, " she considored him of royal blood." (Roars of laughter) I have known Shaip to put on a lady's dress, hat and ihawl. at WilliamsDurgh, and walk about the room. (Laughter) I remember the time of the separation between Mr. Van Cott and his wife. I beard Mrs Van Cott then declare she wished to separate from her husband on his producing some letters w hich he (Van Cett) had in his land?: 1 remember the contents of the letters; 1 have seen Mr. Sharp's handwriting. This letter [here produced] is in his handwriting ; it is marked No. 1. Letters Nos 2, 3 End 4. rDroduceill are nlso in Htmrn's hsiiHtrHHnir To a question from counsel, m to whether or not Mm. Van Cott had manifested any displeasure on being ihown these letter! l>y her huiband, the court ruled, that anything that occurred between Mrs. Van Cott and her hits>andin relation to those letters wat not evidence. A long argument took place between counsel, and the "ourt as to the right of tne plaintiff to introduce the pariculars of the altercation bet-ween Mr. and Mrs. Van Cott n relation to the letters, here took place, when the Court tiled that Mrs.Vun Cott,not being here on trial before the ^ourt, anything that occurred between her husband and icrself on the occasion referred to,could not be introduced is evidence against Sharp, the defendant. Counsel for defence here put in objections to thesereadng of the letters. The Court overruled the objection.? The four letters were here read, and contained allusions :o family matters in connection with the intimacy that existed between Mr. Sharp and Mrs. Van Cott. One of the letters gave express directions in relation to the hanging at of a ribbon at a certain hourlrom Mm. Van Cott's window, as a signal for him (Sharp) to come. The letters were addressed to Mm. Vbii Cott, and witness swore they were in Sharp's handwriting. The Court adjourned. Superior Court. BeforeJJudge Vanderpoel. M.ui h6.?Dt La flayr, ? ?. Vtrrrn ?The cause was relumed this morning. After Mr Whiting had concluded his argument on the insufficiency of the counts and averments in the declaration to admit the paper containing the alleged libel to bef riven in evidence, he then passed to the question of publication, ahd contended that there was no proof that defendant published he letters containing the olledged libel. lie continued to say that a copy of a letter is not of itself a libel: nor is having the possession of it a libel; therr must he proof of publication before it can be fixed on the party; and it does not appear but the paper containing the libellous matter came from the plaintiff heMelf. Cocar?The fiMt objection taken by defendant's counsel, is, that the first count in the declaration does not state the libellous matter to be publiahed of and concerning the plaintiff; but plaintiffs counsel relies on the 3d, 3d and 4th counts to be sufficient far his purposes. I have carefully looked into all the authorities on the subject, and have brought my mind to the conclusion that the objection raised by defendant's counsel is not well taken. Ills lienor then read the libel, and it contained the words "of and concerning the plaintiff','' um! the general allegation, said Hit Honor. I bold to be sufficient, and with great deference to the learned counsel for the defendant, hit authorities do not support the rule he contends for. In the first case cited by him, that part of the Judge's opinion which he relies on, must be considered as obttrr dictum, and the cases in Wendall are not analogous; and I hold it to ba competent for the plaintiff, by inuendo, to point to the meaning intended by the defendant; as, for instance, in this case, the pleader referring to the initials of the plaintiff, he says, expressly, that they meant Madame De La Haye, and that that was known to be her name; and although I have the greatest respect |for my learned friend, I cannotfyield to the authorities he has cited; and I think the three last couuts are sufficient to sustain the evidence offered by plaintiffs counsel. The second question is, whether there has lieen a publication; 1 have also come to the conclusion that plaintiff ma te out a prima faeir case on that question; but a case that may be rebutted or exnlainrrl anrav nnthir... ... ..?? l".' - , J , ? B ? J" bald paper, which the witness sav* 1* in the handwriting of the defendant ?it come* from the Clerk of the Court of Sessions, hut how it came into that conrt doe* not appear; it i* no libel until proof of ita publication is made ; and though thi* paper be read, it is a question for the jury whether the defendant publiihed it or not. Stum, for plaintiff, oiler* to prove the paper containing the libel. Whitiso.?Before the evidence is gone into, 1 offer to ahow that the libel was publiihed l?y Barthelemy and De Boul!i >n, in u pioceedingin which they were indicted and convicted for a libel on the defendant, and that by them it wa* placed on the file* of that court; I wish to show thi* to enable the court to judge of how it ha* been brought bare Court ?I will not take the caiefrom the jury. Johh ft. T*a?r, recalled.?(i?When did you first *ce the original of thcae letters? A?1 saw them'in the police oTire. Q?About what time was that ? A?tn the sumj merol 1840. Q?Are you acquainted with plaintiff in thi* nit, and what waa herbuainei* in 18.19 and 1840? A?I am; her huaineia wa? a teacher or initructrein in thi* city. Q?1* *he a Ffcneh woman? A?Vea, *ir. Q? Do you know defendant? A?Ye*. air. Q?Whnt la hi* bu*int?<? A?He is a clergyman. Q?How long "have you known hfm? A?Since about the year 1817. Q?What countryman i* he? A?lie i* a Frenchman. Crou-trnminrd Ay Whitish*?tj?Where did you first ?ee the paper, *ir? A?I fint saw it in the Court of Session* during the trial of Barthelemy and De Bouillon. Smith?Thia cross-examinattori cannot be permitted. The evidence sought to be got from the witness by the Counsel is not applicable to this case. Whitish?I propose to show by this cross examination that the first time those letter* main their appenrance was on the trial of l)e Bouillon and Barthelemy. and that they were produced by thoao parties to sustain their defence. Smith Thnt was a trial for libel on defendant, and De Bouillon and Barthelemy introduced those letters in their defence to show that they were written by defendant; so that the cross examination can lmve no bearing on the case, and such evidence is not admissablc. The defendant mint show that they were published for good and justifiable ends. Court?I will not permit, the proceedings In the Court of Sessions to be given in evidence here; Iml I will allow it to he shown how the papers came into that Conrt. Croni-rxaminatipn returned?Q?What was that trial for? A?For writing a book against Mr. Verren. Q ?Who produced thnt paper in the Court of Session? A?I don't know, it was handed about by some gentlemen who were in Court Q -Was Madame De La Hay? in Court during that trial? A?She was. Q--Do yon know to whose custody the paper went after the trial? A?I do not, Q?Did von sen it Hlterwaids in the Clark's office? A?No sir, the Clerk handed it tn me in the pretence of Justice Merritt and Mr. Morrison. Dr. Morrhov nailed and sworn?q?Are you acquainted with defendant? A?I know his person and am slightly acquainted with him. Q?Do you know Madam Le La Haye? A?Tea, Sir. Q?Had you a conversation with dhefendant on thia subject ? Whiting?What ii the object of the question T Smith?1 want to ihow, that in the conversation the defendant repeated the ?lander contained in the libeL Coist?I will reject the evidence at present ; I think it is premature. Witness put aside. Bssith offers to rive in evidence the depositions of Madame Brunell read on|the trial of De Bonillion and Barthelemy in the Court of Sessions. Smith?I hold iin my hand a stipulation to read the written evidence of this lady, provided her personal attendance cannot be procured. [Heads stipulation and an affidavit that her attendance cannot be had ] Whitino?Her evidence cannot be admitted if she even were in Court; she conld not be permitted to teatifV; sho is an incompetent witness, and har testimony wholly inadmiasable ; iff the plaintBTs counsel will permit me to read the evidence of Madam De La Haye on that trial, I will consent to let the testimony of Madame Brunell be read. ~ Smith?It ia admiasable ; it la a link in tke chain of evidence to show the publication. Coubt?1 will allow it to be read subject to theeaception of defendant's counsel. Smith reads evidence?" I received an anonymous letter ; Mary De La Haye destroyed it with my consent ; it was in the language of the one now produced ; it was in a disguised handwriting ; I think it was torn and thrown into the yard." A. JJ. tHtOiim examine! by Smith.?Q?Are you ac. quainted with the parties in this suit ? A?Yas, 1 was acquainted with the plaintiff'in 1839. Q?What busiueas was she in 7 A?She had a school at that time, but it was broken un, and she was recommended to my wife and was admitted into ray family, and remained about a year, and then weut into the country. She came afterwards and lived with Dr. Rogers, and educated his daughters, and gave lessons in various parts of the city. Q?Was she a competent teacher? A?She was. Q?At what time was her school broken up? Question objected to on the ground that no special damage was laid in the declaration? objection sustained. Q?When did you see the paper now here containing the libel? A?I never saw that paper, but I have seen the book. Q?When did you first see the printed copy of the papers now licfore you marked C and D? Question obiected to, and objection sustained ; plaintiff's counsel excepts. Q? What is plaintiff"now doing? A?She is doing nothing. Q?How long has she been out of employment? Objected to, and objection sustained, Plaintiff's counsel excepts. A?Do you understand the rench language? Q?Yes, sir. Q?What is the meaning of the French word la caronna? A?It is a very bad word ?it is not a French ward, but a corruption that has got into the French language, and is peculiar to the lower orders in the south of France, and it means a rotten body. By the Court.?What is the meaning of it in its common acceptation? A?it means an unchaste person. Crttt exniHintd by Whiting?What dictionary do you use? A?We usevieveral?we use Beyer's. Q?Does it not mean in that dictionary a jade, a slattern and sluttish woman? A?I did not look for it in that book, sir, but w e never allow the word to be pronounced in our school. It is never applied to a woman except she has got some bad quality. Q?Have you read Mollere?? A?Yes, sir, but he and Shakspeare have taken great liberties. Q?What is his definition of it? A?I do not know. Q?You have been asked was she competent to teach the higher branches Jof French? A?Yes sir. Q?When did-you move into the country? A?It was in 1838. Q?When did you return to this city 7 A?In 1841. Doctor Arnold examined by Smith?Is a Physician. Q?Did you ever have any conversation with defendent in relation to those letters used on the trial of De Bouillon and Barthelemy? A?Yes, sir. Q?Who was present at the conversation? A?It is so long ago I cannot tell you; I cannot remember whether Mr. Robinson was present or net. Q?What time had you that interwiew when those letters were the subject of the conversation? A?It is so long ago 1 cannot recollect. Q?Were you ever called upon by defendant to give evidence on the trial of De Bouillon and Barthelemy in relation to these letters? (Question objected to and objection overruled)?A?I think he did, but I cannot tell the time. Q?Do you know De Bouillon and Barthelemy, or the handwriting of either of them? A?(The witness shrugging up his shoulders)? No, sir; nor sir, n? body, nor any thing. Crost-examined by Whitino, (produces a letter)?Q? Did you write that letter, sir? A?Yes sir. Q?Did Mr. Verren write you an answer to it? A?Yes, sir. Q?Is this the answer? Witness, shrugging ub his shoulders and looking at the letter. A?It is a very long one and 1 cannot say whether it is or not. Whitino?Well, read it sir. and then sav whether it is or not. Witness?Again shrugging his shoulders, and making wry faces at the letter, takes it from Mr. Whiting and reads it?A?Yes, sir, it is the answer I received from Mr. Verren. Smith oilers to read the printed translation to show that it contains the same language asthat in the letter sent te Madame Brunell. Whitino?There is no proof to show that the letternow presented to be read was a copy of the one received by Madame Brunell. Court?I will permit it to be read. Whitino excepts. Whitino offers to prove that the letter received by Madame Brunell war not in the hstndwriting of Verren,but in the handwriting of De Bouillon. Reads letter, and Counsel for plaintiff rests. The Court adjourned to 10 o'clock this day. Italian Opera. J. Gordon Bennett, Esg.:? Much Esteemed Kir ;? 1 have read in your respectable paper of Friday 1st inst, an anonymous article, to which I feel the neeessity of answering. By publishing the enclosed communication in your next paper, j ou will then confer a favor on Your most obedient servant, ATT1LIO VALTELLINA. P. S.?Any charge for this insertion 1 am ready to'pay. New Yorr, 6th of March, 1844. It was not my wish to answer the anonymous article published in the Herald of the 1st instant, respecting the Italian Opera, because I never take notice of such attacks ; but I think I owe to the public, whom 1 respect, 'to show that all the facts stated in said article are erroneous. Far from there being any dtlunion in the company. I am happy to state that the best harmony and confraternity prevails among all the artists, and that all goes on as well as can be wished. As to the distribution in the operas ; when tbo writer ays that the manager would be hissed if he could attempt to give to the Signora Mejocehi the pert of prima donna in the Opera of Beatrice di Tenda, I think the aisertion rather improper and not likely to be sup]>orted by any just and eourteous person. I will lav my reasons before the public, and then submit to his judgment whatever it may be, as to a law, of which I shall always be the most faithful observer. 1st 1 have assigned the part of Beatrice to the Signora Majocchi, because I believe her to be perfectly able to do justice to it, us her capacity has been proved by an indisputable success In Italy, Havana, Mexico, and even in New York, in the very difficult part of (lemma di Virgi, in which, every time she performed it last autumn in this city she was welcomed with repeated and most enthusiastic applauses. 2d As many in the company have no other means oi living but their daily earnings, I do not wish to expose them of being deprived of these, by making every performance dependant of the same prima donna, whose least indisposition would make it necessary to shut the theatre; this responsibility I would not assume. I thought then that, as a prudent manager, I ought to have one opera for each prima donna, in which one might appear independent of the other. 3d. Any judga in music will'acknowledge that it is impossible to form an opinion upon hu artist in one or two operas, particularly in the paits which Signora Majocchi sustained in I Puritan i and Belisario. To enable tne company to produce the first opera, much desired by the public Signora Majocchi kindly agreed to take the part of Ricarao although written for a bass voice and out of her register ; the same may be said ef the part of Antonina in Belisario, which is that of a high soprano and not any more within the compass of her voice a disadvantage ; she bad to contend with, beaides the odium of the personage itself. It is then nothing but just to give Signora Majocchi an opportunity to display her capacities in a part of her own choice, before expressing any opinion upon her. I hope the reasons I have just given will be considered acceptable by our patrons and friendsrand I will beg them to wait until they nave heard the Opera of Beatrice before forming their opinions. If the writer of the article above-mentioned has been influenced by a blind party spirit, he will be blamed by every man of good sense for his want ol justice and courtesy in trying to expel, in this manner from the stage, an artist who has always, heretofore, met with success wherever she appeared. To conclude, I will leave to the public to decide whether I deserve, as a manager, the treatment I am threatened with. ATTILIO VALTELLINA. From Havana.?The annexed letter embraces a summary of the Havana news to the 21st ult. 1 The British brig of war Albatros, Capt. Yorke, arrived here on the 17th, thirteen day* from Tampico, having on board $576,000 in specie, and sailed on the 20th for Eng. land. She bronght no news. Commercial a flairs here are pretty much in statu 7110, but I am afraid the same cannot be said of the government and new Captain General. Already O'Donnell is accused of lavoritism, and of thwarting tbe letter and spirit of the law to serve his minions, On the 19th inet. a whole battalion of the military had to be called out to quell and disperse a large concourae ol the citizens, who thought it their right and duty to protest by force against some late ordinance connected with the administration of the Tacon theatre. The belief is genernl that n storm is brewing in the political horizon. The Cuheans are now beginning to imagine that " ever faithful loyalty" is due only to a just and impartial go vernment. A fire took plaee the other night in the out skirts of the city, which destroyed some half a dozen wooden hovels. The loss is inconsiderable. Entrepot at Ca.mi kachy?The Siglio XIX, (n newspaper printed at Merida,) publishes a decree ol the Governor ol Vucatan, establishing an entrepot for imported goods at Campeachy. The iollowing are the provisions of the decree Art. 1st A mercantile depot is to he established in the port of Campeachy, where all goods may be stored for one year, without being liable to duty, on paying two i>ei cent for storage, which two per cent is puyable within thirty days after the goods are entered. 2d. Goods or merchandise taken from the depot before tbe end of a yenr, for exportation, and not subject tc either state or municipal duty. 3d Goods or merchandise taken from the depot for thl state market, or which have remained a whole year in th? depot, will pay both state and municipal duly. 4th. Provisions, pitch, and inflammable stuffs empty vessels of every description, and naval stores, are prohl blled from being stored in the depot. flth The government of the depot will be administered by officers appointed by tho state. New Yiirk Lecirlatum.?la Assembly, or Monday, the hill in relation to the Court ol C P, ol the city and county of New Vork, was read 1 third time and passed. It extends the provisions of Sec 15 of tlie art organizing the Superior Court of New Yorl to this Court _________ Troy Charter Erection ?It is reported that the whigs carried their Mayor, at the election yesterday,|by 1 majority of about 400. Their majority lor Senator las fall was 430, for Sheriff 489.?Albany Argus, March 8. Albaiijr. [Correspondence of the Herald.) Ai.bany, M.rch 4,1844. The Spoil*?Du Old White Horn ? The Admiral? Hon. Tom Can in high feather. Fiuh.td Bennett? It strikes me that your Albany correspondents, generally so very punctual and particular, have of late somewhat neglected you, and as you are neither to be neglected or despised, I purpo.-e to fill up the hiatus. Oh, there is glorious sport lu re among the lookers on in Vienna, who huve uo axes to grind and no ofiicc to seek, as is the cu.-e with this your present correspondent. The question of who shall be Master in Chancery in your city, which has been a subject of considerable interest here, still continues t? be so, and "his excellency" is sadly puzzled as to the courso to pursue. The candidates are Mr. Garni*, Mr. Gaines, Mr. Winslow, and a Mr Henry, formerly a practitioner of this city. As but one of the applicants, Mr. Garniss, is a Knickerbocker, according to form and usage, he is looked upon as out of the question. The difficulty with Mr. Winslow appears to be that he was a clerk to the whig Alms House Commissioners, Vd had charge of " them spoons" when they mysteriously disappeared ; yet such a clever fellow is he that he has got a majority of the delegation to recommend him, though I must do some the credit to say they represent they did not know that he was the same msn, and they ' took it for granted that all must be right when lie I came recommended as a first rate democrat, died in the wool, by Abm. Hatfield, Tighe Ibivey, and the whole of the Eleventh Ward ward committee, noiwunsuinumg nc was n wnig inspector in that ward in 1841 or 1^U2. His represent,!live here is Captain (not Colonel) Webb, of the Eleventh Ward. Mr. J anson of the delegation, pushes Gaines, who has been a few years i:i y*nir eity, and therefore must succeed, unless Henry can show he has not been there quite so long. Mr Gamin' lather is here pushing his son with that pertinacity for which he is celebrated. Since his arrival "buttons is riz." Hie Governor called the delegation together a few days since, and gave to each one the naming of a commissioner. Under this arrangement the following names have been handed in, and will probably tie appointed: Mr. Holmes, Mr. Valentine, Mr. Martin, of the 14th ward, and Wood, of the Plebeian. There.are only eighteen to be appointed,as the Governor has made up his mind to retuin Strong and some other whigs, which will operate much against him. Speaking of the Governor, the opposition which sprung up against him last year is almost entirely died away. 1 have consulted with many from the interior, wno say Bouck's re-nomination, and success by 15 to 20,000 is beyond the shadow of a doubt. 1 believe so, too. The old man is honest, and means to do what isright. He made some mistakes last year in his appointments, but then he was a new hand, and had bad advisers. J J is appointments this year have generally given satisfaction to all but the disappointed applicants. Admit al Hoffman's stock is going down fast, llis opposition to ' the State Prison bill, now before the House, has made all his fiiends drop him, as well as the mechanics, who you know are half the voters of the f tate. Judge Smith, of your Marine Court, is here, boring the Legislature to pass a law to make thejMarine Court a court of record, and tog. v.-it the power to grant new trials, and 6et aside d< Lulls. A bill from the Senate passed the House tins morning, putting the Common Pleas of y?ur city on the same footing as the Superior Court in relation to its jurisdiction. The subject of employing convicts in the State Prison, at mechanical labor, has been for several days before the House, and Btill continues to occupy irs attention. Saturday, Mr. Huntington, of Ontario, made a first rate speech in support of the bill introduced byMr.Suydam to employ convictsin mining und making iron. The house t\ u* charmed with it, and when it adjourned, all admitted it was the best speech ever made on the Hul>i**ct. Mr. Carr, of your city, opened the debate tins morning and for an hour and a half held the attention of the house by one of the most emphatically, thrilling, eloquent and argumentative speeches 1 have heard; at the close of it, the gallaries, and even the House applauded it. 1 have heretofore looked upon Carr as one much overr-ated, and he is not a gieut favorite of mine: 1 always believed his speeches were all set speeches conned over in the closet. But no one who heard this would for a moment believe it as such. As many things notiot d by him occurred after he entered the house, and even while lie was debating. My former opinion of Cmr is much changed for the better; there is no question he has talents of the highest order. Yesterday was a spring day. But alas! it is followed by a northwest snow storm. Amusements. Chatham Theatre?First Appearance of Otto , Motty?The performer whose name stands at the head of thii paragraph, i? perhaps, the great*. ' wonder of the ago in nil munner anil #tj le. We have all heard of and teen the magical exploits of jugglers a.id slight of. hand tricksters, in show-rooms and exhibition halls. All that the clever itinerant performer could ever do behind a table, this man does on horseback, with the animal at lull speed. 1 he cennou nails, magic sticks, cups and ball*, knives, lie , are in bis hands mere play things. At the Chatham, to-night, he makes his debut. Motiy'is the individual who some twelve months since astonished the southern sporting world by his astonishing Olympic chariot races over the various racecourses N B. Turner performs to-night two new acts, and Mckarland turns fifty somersetts. Those Kentucky Minstrels at the American Museum are carrying everything by Btorm. Every body is delighted with them, and to-night there will be a pertect jam, and we would advise all t<> go early to secure good seats. Signor Francisco, Mr. \Y hitloek, with his musical banjo, Mr. Williams and Mr. Howard, the sable Olc Bull, together with several other eminent performers are engaged Never were the at'ractions of the place greater tnan now, and the public seem to appreciate the manager's liberality in catering lor (heir amusement.? The lovers of the marvellous find much to gratify their tastes by consulting the Gypsy Queen, who may be seen at all hours. Arrest of the Bank Hoebek.?The Louisville Dime of the 29th nit., says :?We understand that a man was arrested in Iniscity on Tuesday, charged with being concerned in the robbery of the Madison Hank. On the night of the robbery he got on board a steamboat coming te this city, below|Madison. A large sum of notes on that bank was found ujion him. The batik ? as entered by means of false keys be. ween 7 and 10 o'clock on Monday evening. The amount of monoy stolen is *70, principally ten, twenty, and fifty dollar bills on theditlerent branches of the state Bank of Indiana. Fire at Willimantic, Ct.?The cotton factory > occupied by A. D. It J Y Smith, of Providence, was discovered to be on fire about four o'clock on Saturday morning last. I.oss from $2000 to $3000. The Messrs. Smith had an insurance of $9000 British Amnesty.?Despatches by the Hibernia, > received by the Governor of Canada, brought the announcement of the pardon by the British Government of the Canadians at present in New South Wales. It would seetn by this that the long talked of amnesty is to be extended only to Canadians.?Mmny Daily Adv. Canapian Parliament.?TIiis body is again prorogued to the 4th April, and not to meet then for despatch of business. Trial for Arson.?Doct.| A P. Biegler, a ho1 mceopathic practitioner formerly of thin city, is on trial at Butnvia, charged with having burnt his dwelling house at Rochester, on which there was an insurance of $0000. The testimony, though circumstantial, is so strong as to leave little doubt of his guilt, llis wife and , children had been seat the alterncou of the fire to her mothers. During the evening Biegler was alone ia his 1 liotiso. Shavings and oil, of which a larg" quantity had been procured, were found scattered and ditj ping about the rooms Jewelry, Ac., which Biegler mid was destroyed or stolen on the night of the fire, was found in his posRessi >n. The Court was occupied three days in taking the testimony.?Albany Jour. r Larue Reward.?The Madison Branch Bank. Ia., wan broken into on the night oi th" 28th, and $27,370 taken. Three thousand dollar* reward is offered; i two thousand for the recovery of the money; one thousand lor the arrest and conviction of the thiel or thieves. The hills stolen arc chiefly ol a larger clus*. -0 s aud Mi's, . payable on the branch hank at Madison. It i.? thought the thieves are in our neighborhood If so. we hope mer! chants and others will he on the lookout; every effort should he made to secure the robbers , \VBatumi in Mississippi ?We dip the following from the Southern Weekly Reformer, published at Jack?on, of the date of the 13th of February "Tho mildness of ovr climate at the present time may be gath ered from the fact that most of tno fruit tree- ai - in bloom; i and that mint juleps are being setvi d up in the city." Weather in Ohio ?As an instance of the mildness nt the w eather In the vicinity ot ( irirlti ' i i, we clip i the following from an advertsvement in the I meinnnti Daily Atlas of the 23d of February : " I lie packet boats i on tho Mlamn Canal have this day re-commenced their I trips" Tax Titles?The Supreme court of this State 1 has confirmed its former decision, und sti c ained the tax titles?Judges Hcattes, Treat and Tho na <lb so ited ?III. ' Jlt&ilttr. (Xf- " WKAK BAi K AND RHKUMATISM."?Thosa I persons who may t.e suffering will tl.r eb.rve complaints will find a sure remedy in Slierm in'* Poor Man's Plaster, ! whicli is now acknowledged hy nil >L?> have ever used it, to he decidedly the best streiiclceriug plaster in tho l world It has now la on in uso maiiyyeais and has pro dnced more cures than any other plaster which has ever [ been disco vet ed Beware ?f Imposition Nono aregennine unless they have a lac similio of Dr. Sherman's name on the neck. 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