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| r I NEW-YORK, WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 1336. ' c _ e THE STOLEN EXPRESS. " As the day approaches for the assembling of the | t Grand Jury, the s?al breakers of the Sun wtithe most 1 awiullv under the galling load which their conscience ? received from the "stocky-grown man." associated ^ 1 wim inein in Dreakin^ open tne seal ol a package. It ( is quite amusing to witness their daily contortions.'? [ Moat truly do-sa the "galled jade wince. They pour- t out a whole column of balderdash against Mr. Hoskin, t and charge him again with baiting the trap in which t they were caught. Suppose it were so, does that di numsh tL?ir guilt ? Would that exonerate them from 8 punishment? As well might the pickpocket or the " thief turn round upon the man he had plundered, and * charge hiin with a plot to seduce his virtue and teuapt ' his cupidity, as Day and Beach, the seal breakers, to ' set up a plea that, like a couple of rats, they were 1 caught by their tails in the steel trap baited with a Spe- c rial Message instead of a piece of cheese. 1 The crime of which they stand self-convicted by their 1 cncn n jfidaeiU. is one of the worst that wickedness can ( invent in a commercial or civilized community. If ' breaking open the seals of letters can be permitted with ; ' impunity iu this community, then may w? bid a farewell?a long farewell?to all the intercourse of society. ! By the Revised Statutes, this crime ia punishable by fine or imprisonment?and even both. These Sun fellows may ridicule the penalty, and call it only "a trumpery tine of $100"?but let them not u lay that flattering unction to their soul." They ought to set their office in order, and prepare for two year's imprisonment i. iu u.~:.?:? ti? i - wreuiwij. i iicv roast 01 ineir prospe- j ricv aad success?of their steam engine and large edi- j lion? * their double cyleader" and " immense heaps of , paper." l)o they imagine that such bragging aad bullying will intimidate the Grand and Petit Juriea from seeing that the laws of tha country are duly earned 1 into effect ? About ten or fifteen years ago, Mr. Noah 1 was iadicted and convicted for merely publishing the ' contents of a private letter, which waa opened in his office, but not in hia presence. That old affair wns 1 trivial compared to the deliberate villainy of the Sun ( people. Had the " stocky-grown man" entered any | other office in town with such a proposition, he would | have been instaatlv carried to the Polite Office, and his ' package sent to the rightful owner. None but the personages of the Sua would have deliberately stood by t and assented to th? breaking open of the seal?taken < out the package?availed themselves of it9 contents? 1 and clandestinely returned the violated package to its ! owner. ( Th? more the Sun people struggle to get their necks 1 out of the halter, the more the noose fastens upon them. J Their very eyes start in their sockets like those of a , man on the gall?ws. From the numerous and daily i ridiculous efforts to clear their skirts, we are perstisded * that Day aad Beach are much more guilty than they | appear to be. It will be recollected that when the an- | nual Message was expected in this city, the Sun pom- i pously announced the day before it waa issued here, < that they had an express bringing en that document j from Washington. We are persuaded, from all the circumstances, that that express was just such another ] as the recent one they organized to hook the Message 1 of the Courier and Enquirer, and break open the seals \ ?i-? "A ?> .? Kw.&agc. 11 uie laciscould De developed, there , is not a doubt in our miad but that they made the at- i tempt,by bribery and corruption, to intercept the express * which brought on the annual message in December.? J It did not succeed then, but the hooking of the Special . Message was more fortunate. How this was done, I will do doubt be made manifest on the trial. We un- ? derstaud that the Courier and Enqnirer has made a most appalling discovery of these several attempts of the Sun people, and that the evidence on their approach- ' ing trial will be conclusive on the last piece of rogue- ' ry. Let a couple of cells ia the Penitentiary be prepared for the culprit* at once. No time is te be lost.? i Their heads will now be held upright without their ' own made stock". 1 Another word. We fear that the Transcript people ' are somewhat implicated in the first attempt of the Sun 1 to hook the December express. They made the same announcement at the time of having an express as the 1 Sen did. Ever siu?'e they have exhibited a sympathy j for tlteir associates. This looks suspicious?very sus- \ picioas. i _____ i Location or the Post Office.?In our advertising 1 columns will be iound the proceedings of the friends of the Dresent Pint I 'r'1 ? i. m nr mailer will nol j stop here. A most vigourotlS effort is now be^uu be- | 1 tween the respective friends of the two locations. Wall J street and C::-i:.iU-r Mreet. Like every man of tin; world . and both parties, we go for our own interest. Its present location in Chamber street is more conveuieut to 1 us than Wall street, but if it should be moved into tke ! building of the Branrh Bunk,we shall not take upasiick, get behind Amos Kendall ami knock him on the back of y the head. In this dispute both parties ought to appeal t to facts?what section of the city receives the most let- 4 ters' which is most central T which is most convenient * [ Lotteries.?Tlie Legislature of Maryland has abolished Lotteries in that State, after the termination ' of the existing grants. If this law is not more respect- 1 ed than a similar one enacted here, the Legislature of Maryland might have saved themselves the trouble of passing it. In this city, we are informed that, in defiance of the prohibition against it, tke sale of lottery ( tickets is unblushingly carried on as that of the most c lawful commodity. ! Texas.?This state has assumed its independence.? < The legislature is now sitting and rapidly forming its , constitution and laws. Mexico appears to have given . up the contest. She may as well. t # Turn Pone* Dktariiumt is still in i mm of abeytnce. During tbe recent sitting* of the Corporation, no novements have been mode to fill up the racaoaiag on he beach. Several of the p reseat efficient officers bold ^ iver?aad if we had had our own way, we should bind ' very soul of tl)em over?not to keep the peace an ' 11 ' Principles -not-?en" was done for?but bind themover ' '' o hold their situation each for another term of office. 0 rhe present corps of Police Justices and Clerks have d experience, tact, knowledge, and skill. These qualities n lsve been acquired by many years hard labor in the 44 >ublic service?rising at sun rise?keeping the public >eac??putting down riots, and preserv ing tbe city from b he manifold attempts of burglars, house breakers, * hieves, robbers and plunderers. Are such mea to be ; c oased out of office for new, untried, ignorant, incompe- | n ent men, whose only recommendation is ' I bawled at 1 iuch and such an election"?-u I huzzaed for our side" * ?" I knocked down that 'ere man 'cause he would not b >ote our ticket." If after mature deliberation it should '< >e agreed upon to remove any of the present efficient 'olice Department, who ought to succaed them ? Who | T >?ght to be appointed ? Most undoubtedly the bench ' >*ght to be filled from the office itself. There areseve- h al of (he Police officers competes! from their skill, ex- " >erience, knowledge, gentlemanly manners, and long o areer of usefulness, to occupy a place on the bench. 11 rhay would go into such an office, cut and dried for the msiness, armed cap a pie? a Ham. Armed tay you.' n All. Aimed my lord. _ Ham. From (op to toe ' All. My lord, from he?d to foot. ii We understand that the Courier and Enquirer hat a f< sandidate of its own for the Police bench, via:?Mr. d Huntingdon, one of the police officers, whom that blotted ] iheet of blustering impudence takes occasion to set forth p is the u wisest, discretest, b?st,"?as the very cream that fi nantles on the top of fashion. We are charitable and J ust; if Mr. H embodies ull the talent and skill of tlw tl Jolice office, let hiin be elevated to the Chief Justiceihip at once?if not?not. e Scexes a the Holse of Rkprese.ktativu.?We ^ lo not know any ne?j more interestiag at this moment ' hun the various and opposite descriptions of the recent ' nmrs in me noon 01 ivepreseinatives, in which John Adaius and others figured so Uigelv. We annex * he following extracts from several letter writers:? Mr. Adams now resumed the floer, and commenced ' 1 speech, which for eloauenee and bitter sarcasm, and J bitterer reproach, and indignant repudiation of" charges preferred dv the Senate," as he called thein, never can be excelled. I + * * His speech was a reply to that of Mr. Webster, delivered a few days since ; and he quoted from that splen- c lid production. He soon jrot the House and gallery iu t i state of unequalled excitement; the pile was soon r prepared, aad it only required the faggot to ignite it. , 'Sir," said he,'1 it has been said in that other place, by a listinguished citizen, that he would uot have voted for *' :hc Fortification bill when presented there, with the f ihree million appropriation attached to it, if the eiteiny j, lad been at the gates of the Capitol with his artillery. "Mr, he who uttered the seutiment. could have gone but ine step further, and that sir, would have been to em- * Watre the enemy." b Something like a shock of electricity pa^oed through , :hd hall at the instant, and door and gallerv, aad it appeared tw me ihat walls and all burst forth in one sponaneous and involuntary burst ?f applause. It was j( ieufening, long and tumultuous. Mr. Polk spruag from lis ebair; the House was convulsed with an indiscriba- , y lie sensation. Mr. Adams droju>ed into his seat, and I Mr. Polk exclaimed the House of Representatives must * ^reserve its order. In tike excitement ol the moment, . jroduced, I know not exactly how, so far as I was concerned, for I was never one of the political admirers of *' Mr. Adams, I unconscientious^ participated, and found nvself participating in the tribute of approbation that was awarded to the Ex-President. Such a scene of * :onfusion and excitement, was neverbefore witnessed in a he Halls of the American Congress. Order at laat c jeinc restored, Mr. Adams proceeded, and denounced ill who were concerned in the defeat of the Fertifica- ' tion bill of 1834, whilst he lauded and eulogised General ? Jack?*!' 4 ? ? # , After he had finished, the door was taken by Mr. Wise of Virginia, w ho u carried the war into the enemy's camp," with hII that energv of style, that plain spoken ; * Jirectness of matter as we(l as maimer for which he is r so noted. It was liis creates! effort. c Cambreleng, Polk, lteanlsley, Smith ef Maine, J arris, ?nd others, were especially marked out for attack, aad 0 is he told the whele "plain, unvarnished tale," m a 0 simple, yet pungent manner, with necettary note* amd inn<4ation*,?n* he turned to Cambreleng and pointing ? to him, told hiin " Then art the man!" to whom the loss of the Fortification Bill of last session was owing, 0 ?as lie called on the Speaker in his chair, too, to de- , " :lare by trhal influence, and hotc exerted, that Bill was ; 1* carried through the House,?as he alluded to the wbis rereri<, and ?pie<>, and fete hers and carriers of billet-doux , rrom certain quarters to certain quarters, which swarm- a sd around the Capitol, on the last night of the last aes- ; a (ion,?there was a fluttering among the pigeons, yon g nav be very sure. "fhe Speaker endeavored to check the latitade af per- . lonal reference in which the gautleiOaa from Virginia iidulged, but ia vain. It did eo on, and many a sturdy h euder of tbe faithful quailea and trembled before it. 'ambreleng was most scathed, and winced terribly. riie Shaker felt and fluttered, but all was of no avail? Mr. W ise w^s determined to be beard, and he was heard. c In describing the memorable scenes presented in that Flail on the last night of tbe last Congress, be alluded " o several disgraceful incidents that then occurred; and E n describing them, he said thai some members were a ileepy, some tired, some noisy, tome drwik,?when he was called to order. He remarked, "what I aay is true, iir!?eoow were drunk! I do not say how many,but io?ie?and who will deny it ?" Mr. Lane, from Indiana, * isked him to name tome one who was in that predica- j " nent;?to which Mr. Wise responded: u Were I to call n mmes. sir, that eeatleman might f<*el unhappy." u Steam Boat Disasters.?The steam boat Otto, * dying between New Orleaus and Mobile, has been run * lown by another steam boat named the James Monroe. * >ew and passengers saved?vessel and cargo a total oss. a The ateam boat Wyoming, while putting off from tho iuay of Cincinnati, in tbe early part of this month, ^ txploded one of her boilers, by which threa or four perions were killed and eight or ten coa*idernbly scalded. !Lr The Novelist, a re-publication of popular n Novels, No. 1, by Snowden, 9 Beekman street, has just P ippeared. It begins with the Gipaey. The paper and , P irint are pretty good?the story better?and tbe buyer j >est of all. 1 B [CuriMiMnilHdini^ MwrlwnH' Mtw? Kcom] Washington, Jan. S3,1826. d The debate of yesterday has left the public mind J cepljr and painfully excited. Tbe passions are heatrd, (, lie prejudices of partizana are called into action, aod b I may be Mid that we are ilineet oa the eac of a re*o- F iitioo. Whilst tbe debate on Sir. Adam's resolution , tiered yesterday shall proceed, the excitements of this n ay will not cease; aod, though an attempt may be aade to stop the discussion, by the application of the ? Previous Question," I doabt if it will succeed. I It is now a dispute between parties?who is to be lamed for leaving the country, at a crisis like this, in a state of comparative impotence. Tbe administration " barges the fault to the opposition, and the opposition j r.iurns the charge to the administration. A third par- o v?thnl nartv which attache* ifaelf to the internals nf - Ir. Smith, boldly charges it to Mr. Churchell C. Cam- j relenp. Here all join issue, and as all profess an an*- g ;ty to arrive at facU, the discussion must go on. h Whilst this state of things is in progress, the whole ii eople will suffer. The legitimate affairs of the eouu- 8 ry will be neglected; all things will be left to go behind c ami. The bill for the relief of your city will b? laid side?the right of petition will be left to expire of its ' wn limitation; and whilst an idle dispute is going on, ? regard to the less of the Fortification Bill of last year, 4 lie whole coa*t will continue to remain unfortified, iuch will be the effect and consequence of this Bangui- F ary and unprofitable quarrel. Nor is this all. At this ? lonient, whilst it is progressing, an Indian war is rag- p 3g in Florida, and onr helpless and almost hopeless elluw citizens of that section of the country, are mur- ' ered and their houses are destroyed, and all because * he Congress of the I nited States cannot quit its dis- v >utes long enough to adopt ships for the necessary de- n ence of a people whom they ara bound to protect. Ind is it not a burning aiiame, that such a state of ] hings should be permitted to exist? u The Senate did not sit to-day. The House has bean * ngaged the whole day with the resolution of Mr. n IdaniM offered yesterday, calling for a Select Commit- ^ ee to investigate the causes that led to the loss of the ti Mr. Wise, of Virginia, has spoken all day, and Mr. ^ambreleng has the floor for Monday. y The prevailing sentiment here is, at this moment, t hat France will not be satisfied with the Massage of Ian. 6,1836, aad that difficulty will ensue. (Lf I thank the Hoaorable John M'Keon for his >olite attention in sending me public documents. 1 c lid not expect a similar piece of politeness from his ii olleagues. They are hackneyed politicians and know c tusiness better. Having for many years been a sup- j torter of C. C. Cambreleng and Gideon Lee, it would j ia*e been the height of ingratitude in these gentlcusea t 0 send any public documents to one who had been ' 001 enough to waste his energies in their behalf. Tlie j mprudence and naivete of Mr. M'Keon must be excused a in account of Uis youth. When he gets a little mora v orrupted in the atmosphere of Washington, he may ^ e able to follow the example of his colleagues?not q ill then. e CP The very Reverend J. R. M'Dowall is out again g the Sun and Transcript respecting his transactions rith the Female Benevolent Society. What does this levarend gentleman want to do with the money he r rishes refunded t Is not the Society appropriating it * 9 proper uses ? Can bis continued misrepresentations 11 t> the donors have any further effect? v Mork Ssowr?What sort or Sprino ark w* to ? iatc??It snowed again yesterday and there is now on g n average three feet of snow on the ground. In the ? itv it is pressed down by the sleighs, ladies and idle allows who dont pay their tailors bills, so that the snow loes net make sach an appearance as in the country. e In the interior of the state we learn that four or Gve ~ set of snow on an average has fallen. Not in maay ears has so much fallen?not we believe since the last } rar. Some old maids in breeches argue as a nocessa- e y couse<fuence that war must ensue between this ountry and France. It is utterly impossible to jet rid >f war, after having such a fall of snow, say they taking s iff their spectacles. ' There is one other iaterpretation which may b? put n these heavy snow storms?a much more comfortable ne than that of war. Several venerable old ladies 'hose words on the weather we would take as reverenty as that of Hamlet's Ghost on his own murder, assure s that we will hava an early spring?and fine weather nd splendid crops next summer. February and March re set down beautifnl sunshiny daya?with sweet, soft, ^ entle gales just sufficient to show off the elegaat figures f the ladies as they promenade Broadway. In the midst of heavy snows we live therefore i* (j ope. The Florida Massacre is doubted by several ?f ur cotemporaries. The Mobile papers of the 12th, re- * eived yesterday, confirm the story in all principal de '' tils, but dates from St. Augustine and Jacksonville in last Florida to the 13th, make no mention of the affair t all. We codsider the massacre somewhat doubtful. a A great Mariner's Meetikg was held last evening P* t the Second Ward Hotel?several eloquent speeches o slivered?a memorial read, praying the legislature to tl epeol the head money law?and above all, a resolution ? nanimously passed by all present, pledging theinelves hereafter not to sign any shipping articles ia h hiclt this unjust, iniquitous, and unconstitutional tax ? ras embraced. Particulars to-morrow. U C The Native America* Association of Lowiaina have sent us their Address to Congress. It is pretty " ood?but a child still-born we fear. Let it be decently uried with a white winding sheet and mahogany coffin. - _ _ n U* The Virginia Legislature have paseed a aet of o -solutions, calling upon the northern Legialaturea to e ass laws to puaish the abolitionists by fine and in- ii risonment. This is easier asked than answered. If t< ynch law will meet the demand, they may have as tl >uch as they please. jt Stxcial a?lom, Vaateniay.?Preaamt the Racorler, Aldermea Nixon and Lorett.?John Riker stealing roan Mr. Graham, No. 137 Grand street, a cast of the alue of $15 and a hat warth three. Tha articles were mad by Mr. Graham at the Police, where they had eea taken by officer Welch, who found them on the iriMoer?6 months Blackwell a laland. Sarah A. M'Pheraon, stealing from the store door of io. 305 Grand atreet, a piece of sattinett, the property t r ?_ _ u T |_ c a. m ? >> ? r F i jonn n. i weeuj-?o iiunms DiacKweii s island. Diana Darling, stealing $5,00 in money and a fur ape from Thomas Dobie. The cape was snatched roin his neck by prisoner, in a grog shop on the Five 'oints?acquitted, as there was no proof against her. John Bauiber, stealing bbl. mackerel from store door f Mr. White in Hester street?committed, but judgnent suspended until Friday. J.H.Clarke, stealing apair of newly footed boots worth 14, from Mr. Butler. The boots were the property of Nicer Brink, and had been left at Butler's to be footed -2 months Blackwell's Island. James Cannon, assault and battery on his father, rfieliael Cannon. Prisoner confessed his guilt, but aid he was in liquor at the time and did not know what le was doing. His father not wishing to have liis son mprisoned, judgment was suspended or condition of ood behaviour for the future. Richard Daly, assault and battery on Mr. King?disharged ky proclamation. Augustus Fauche, assault and battery on Catharine lason. Prisoner and complainant have long lived to;ether as man and wife?judgment suspendedDennis Hogan, stealing a nam from Mr. Bronsoi>? liacharged on proclamation. Bridget Kelly, stealing from No 452 Grand street & *ir of shoes, worth (2 cents. Prisoner denied the heft, and said she had beught them of Mr. Mather the omplainant?laid over until Friday to give time for irisoner to get witnesses to prove her innocenr. John M'Gnor, assault anil battery on Mr. Allison.? t seems that Mr. Allison had afforded his protection to . young lady whom the prisoner was insulting. Prisher was endeavoring to steal a dog which the lady ras leading with a handkerchief round its neck?6 nonths Blackwell's Tsland. Henry C. Page, assault and battery on Eliza Crane, n 17th of January. Prisoner boards with Mrs. Crane. Hie whole affair originated about a dog, which kept ip a continual howling night and dav, and Mr. Page,, 'hose wife is lying dangerously ill, has frequently ffered to purchase?acquitted. Benjamin Robins, assault and battery on A Ion an Will ims. ft was proved that Williams, after Robins wan sken off, attempted to get at prisoner again?convictd, but judgment suspended. John Russlow, attempting to steal from 100 James trept. Whpn (mind in the house he stnted that he ras looking: for a Doctor's shop. He had moved a runkand was making off when stopped?2 months. Thomas Edgeworth, assault and battery on Mary Inn Reid?judgment suspended. Police, Tuesday-?Lewis Gordon, ' black, who ays he resides at No. 22 Centre street, was brought up >n a charge of having attempted to make uw of a Savngs Bank Book, belonging to another person, for his iwn benefit. The book had been the property of one ,'harles P. Moore, who dving some time since in the -loapital, his trunk, whicn was at Gordon'* house, fell titohis possession, and with it the bank book in queaion. Gordon had torn out the credit leaf, and interred the words one hundred, so as to make it appear hat $138, instead of $38, was due to Moore. At the iank Gordon represented himself to be Moore, and told ' good story. He did not want the money?he only rished the interest to be cast up. On looking over the looks at the Rank, it was found that Moore had long ince drawn his principal and interest out of the Bank, iordon was detained, and after a very severe crossxamination, he made confession and was brought betre the magistrates. He was remanded for trial at the iesaions. Bt Amos Kendall's Express.?Yesterday we duly eceived the Baltimore American of Dec. 30,1835.?A'' wporte?we learn that on the 1st of March, Amoa itends to establish a daily express mail from Waahiny>n, by which we will receive letters and pap?ra ia adance of the Couriers at least t?o hours. If Anoa rill be as good a* his word, we will support his conmatinn Kv tK? V^inala nn/l frtrariv#* Kit iin? nnl nfhfir >ise. CP Jack Reeve played to a full house on Monday veiling. Near the close, Jack got as full aa the house -can you imagine of what ? ILr The Woods are creating a grrat excitement in 'hiladelphia?so say the papers. Little kicks up an xcitement in that city. Masojrt.?The Legislature of Pennsylvania, by a mall majority, has discharged tha persons lately rought before them by their Sergeant at Anns, to a?wer certain questions proposed to be put to them repec ting Free Mason Lodges, of which they were memers. Great excitement had existed oa this subject, ad serious apprehensions were entertained aa to the J the consequences of persisting in the investigation. Ashual Report of Dkaths.?By the City Inspects Report it appears that during the year 1835, titer* rere 7,082 deaths in this city, of which 721 were colered arsons. Thia shows a decrease in the number of eaths from the preceeding year af 2000. The proporlon of deaths to the population is one to thirty-eight. Ok-dits, 6lc.?We hear with pleasure that the nuual Washington Grey Ball, (which it will be rejembereti was attended last year by the officers of ie French brig of war and other distinguished persons tien in town) will be repeated in a aimilar atjrle during lie present season. The anniversary of Washington nd of the Regiment is selected as the time for this, and iible's Saloon Gardens will be the scene. Such of ur lady readers as intend to grace the occasion with leir presence, will thank us for this early annouuc*tent. It is said that some of our exclusive fashionables ave recently given a series of ntasqnerade balls, on a :ale of unprecedented magnificence. Is not this contra 'gem et bono* more$ ? It is rumored that a distinguished literary gentleman i writing biographical sketches of the Americsn poets. We understand that a distinguished scientific indivi aal has recently arrived from Europe, with the view of taking himself acquainted with the extent and value f the gold region of the United States. From an artile which we hare recently seen in the l-ondon Mornig Journal, on the Carolina Gold Mines, we are glad % > perceive that our transatlantic brethren are turning >eir attention to this interesting and important sublet. 0