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Approaching Spring Riots.?The melting of the
now?(he brightness of the sun?the breaking up of
the rivers?the overflowing of the streets?the crowds
of ladies in Broadway, and Southern merchants in
I'earl attest, will all bring in their train one of the most
remarkable agitations?movements?and heavings up
-among certain classes of society which ever took place
in New York.
The passing season has been celebrated for the
greatest conflagration?the severest winter?the highest
prices?and the most extraordinary speculations
ever known on the island of Manhattan. There is a
new convulsion coming to a head among the mechanic*,
journeymen, and laborers, which, if proper measures
are not taken in time, will produce lamentable
consequences. The agitation among the workiag
classes have only be*n restrained by the weather. In
Isss than a week, or ten days, according to the state
of the elements, there will be a general strike among
thirty thousand persons who compose our working population.
The ripple of the great wave that may overwhelm
all law and order for days, is already seen in
several parts of the city. The employers are holding
public meetings in one direction?the employed in another.
Both parties occupy distinct and opposite positions?one
demand higher wages?the other refuse?
the one will not work for less than so and so?the other
say they shall not get such wages. Where this belligerent
attitude is to end, no one can tell?but that the
peace of the city will be disturbed, as soon ss the weather
is milder, we have no more doubt than we have of
our existence. Hundreds *f incendiaries, thieves, robbers,
agitators, vagrants, vagabonds, are at this moment
among us. 1 he succession ot tire* on fires with which 1
the city has been desolated, cannot spring from mere i
accident. There must be a permanent cause somewhere.
Where is that cause ? Why are our authorities
idle ? Why is not the Police awake ? Isolated,
solitary criminals are not the causes of tha danger to
be apprehended. It comes from ingenuity, talent, and
experience turned against the order and the laws of society.
There is a deep-seated?a radical evil somewhere,
and it is full time to probe the wound and apply a remedy.
Mou Fires.?Yesterday morning, at half past 8
; o'clock, a Are broke out in the store No. 102 Broadway,
" ccCuMHBMlM^farles de .yBeht as a foreign booVetore/wl'iicjvsmall_
frame buildiag connected
rfc/was entirely destroyed. The/ad,
joining atfires, 104 and 106, the first occupied by Felis,
, Eflray as a confectionary st^re, and 106 by Kimball Sc
.Rogers as a boot and shoe stare, were very much in/jurodj
bbth by fire and water.. The jire originated from
a store'in Ittr. De Behr's fioOk store. The boy had
lighted the fire, and left a qukntity of shavings on the
floor while down stairs for some coal, and
when he retJ^&T the building was on fire. Mr. Dq
Behr saved noTnpgof his valuable stock of books, and
Messrs. Eflray atra Kimball <k' Rogers, had the greatest
r part of their stock so much^dainaged by the water as
use less. The firemen? who had just returned
- , / <roiC|l??# fire in Canal street, wearied as they were, ex
< erted t&rSselves as usual, and with great difficulty
'f^Vedthe Neighboring buildings from the ravages of the
flames. ? *
' At 6 o'clpck in the morning, a fire broke out in the
lock factory of Mr. Wm. Pye, No. 6 Wooster street,
'y which, with tbs rear building, was consumed. Groat j
*/ . ears were some time entertained of the safety of Dr. j
-* if McCarty's Church, but by tbqfgreat exertions of the
$retneD, it >?as saved from dagtige. Mr. Pye's loss is i
estimated at $1500. .*<;
Last night at 9 o'clock, pn olajyji was sounded again,
buf It was discovered to ari^e'Ji^jrely from the old fire |
.in Broadway. In the confusion, a pair of horses and i
<a aleigh raa away opposite the Park, and knocked four I
men down, three ^f wtybm wpre severely injured.
Mercantile Libra fit' Lectores.?George Bancroft,
Esq. of Maaaachusetta* delivers a lecture thia
evening before the Mercantile library Association, in
Clinton Hall, on the early Ccnenial History of New
York. Mr. Bancroft is the distinguished author of the
ablest History of the United States y#* written. His
discourse this evening will be highly interesting.
From Tbias.?We revived yesterday from Nacogdoches,
an addreea from the Te*jana to " Tfy: Friends
of Liberty in the United Spates of America.Vj .It is a
r -?! J ... IV. .U.ll ... _r
Driel DII.k spiriicu uwuiucui. n ? ouaii wit uwiv ui 11
p* -hare received more certificates shewing up
the gro'aJ.imposition of an old Negreea for Joice Heth,
who we learn been sick at Hebron for weeks past. ,
Iff* Da Fonte's Catholic book is getting on well. I
O* Take care of your health. The. wet spring weather
is now setting in.
O* The aext foreign news will gWe the Kiag ef
England's speech.
ID". Weighmaster General Bedient's report to the
Legislature is a Flemish account. ,
' Co?? rx?siqj?al Wisdo*.?The iTon. Mr. Wise mat
the Speaker in the lobby on Tuesday lalt and said to
hinq, " Sir, jou in * damned tyrant &d a ecoundreL"
Love without Murder.?To-morrow the examination
of witnesses in tke alleged love affair between
Mrs. G , and the Re*. Mr. C , takes place before
the sitting magistrate of the Upper Police and the whole
body of the Police department. No laughing-, gentle
readers. We particularly enjoin upon their Honors
the utmost gravity of deportment, and if the slightest
griu escapes the ugly faces of the department, we have
given directions to our reporter to chalk them down in
his black book. To Justice Wyman, who is every inch
, a gentleman, and a judge of beauty in dit-lress, we par1
ticularly recommend the lovely widow?to Justice
Palmer, who is mild ami reverential, we entrust her
| reverence.
This is a remarkably curious case. An Episcopal
clergyman of hitherto unimpeachable character, with
a fine family of his own?clever sons, pretty daughters,
and prettier houses, is charged with making love too
suddenly?without due preparation?lo a lovely and
accomplished widow, who lets out school rooms?takes
in sewing, and owns a pair of fine eyes, and a bust unmatchable
in Broadway in its sunniest day. If it had
ueen a u ainoitc clergyman, and tlie widow had been at
her confession, it would have been altogether aaother
story. We could hare believed then without evidence.
As the matter stands it must be ripped up to
th? bottom. His Reverence says that the pretty widow
is only a pretty rogue?that she offered to settle and
say nothing for $800?that he can prove an alibi and
some other ugly facts.
We shall look with interest for flic issue. Not long
since a droll incident of a kindred nature took place in
A Merchant Tailor who employed a number of
tailoresses, observed one of them rather prettier than
the rest?and apparently modest and indastrious.?
He took an interest in the girl and said to her?" Eliza,
you seem to be quite industrious and good. Now I
have to cut down my work at present, but I shall always
reserve enough to carry you through the winter."
Eliza blushed and thanked him?" I am very much
obliged to you Mr. T . Indeed you hire been very
good and I am quite thankful "
The Tailor had a nice wilt of his own, and a few
fine children. He knew, therefore, better than these
savages called bachelors, what an angel, a good, virtuous,
industrioua woman in, ami felt kindly towards
In a few weeks after this conversation took place, a
thorities, to answer to* the ch?tg? of'a young woman
j%ho Jiad made a very in^iyatjng (jEdavit against him.
H* was astonished. He looked at ft?he even gave it ,
to his wife. She lead it, and cm her fisger in atlampling
to cut the leg of a chic^gn off at table.
"Never mind my dear^.Said Mr. T , " I will get
over thiri difficulty. Believe me, 1 have always been
true to you. This comes not from Eliza?she ha* been
instigated to it J?y some rascally lawyer."
Mr. T? went to the Police Office, and through the
usual process. " It is of no use for me," said he to the
Magistral*- " tn nav linv thins' of mv innnrtnni. Bw
law the girl's affidavit settles the question, and I mast
pay the bonus."
He did so. Next day taking a friend irith bin, be
made a call on Eliza ??. When he entered her room,
she started'up in astonishment. " Don't disturb your
self, Eliza," said he with his usual suite, " sit down, I
have only a few v**orda to aay to you."
She resumed her seat but shewed great signs of embarrassment.
"This is a bal business,Eliza," said be smilingly.?
" It is a bad business for a married man like me, with a
wife and family, to be brought up to tfee Polk*, before
the world, and to be charged with reducing a young
woman?but still I don't think it so bad for me as for
Eliza trembled and grew p?le with emotion, dropping
a piece of needle work ahe had in her hand. Mr. T-^? "
politely picked it up aad handed it to her. i
"Yea Eliza, this is a worse business for you?men can- *
not know my innocence, but there ia aPower above who
watched you,when you moved this hand" (taking her by
the hand) "and put it on the aacred volume, and made
a solemn oath, to what, Eliza, you knew well, was untrue.
What have you been doing deluded girl? How
could you repay my kindness with such ingratitude??
Did I not always treat you with kindness T Did I not
give you work to support you when I refused others f
Was there ever the slightest thine took place between
us that was wrong t You have not only ruined your
character, but, unhappy girl! yeu have perjured your
very soul and injured me. If "
" Oh! Mr. T , Mr. T , say no more, say no
more," said she, bursting into a flood ef tears," I kaow
I have acted wrong?I know you are innocent?I have
not had a wink of peace since I took that oath. Oh j
Oh! I wish I could recall it."
u But how came you to do such a thing ?"
"Oh! Mr. T , I was advised to to do so."
M Advised ? Pray who advised you T"
" It was Mr. B , the lawyer, in ? street. He
first seduced ne under a promise of aiarriafe and
then advised me to lav it to yoa?that you had mooey
?and would pay handsomely before being exposed?
and then we could divide the money between ua."
" So, so, so," said Mr. T ; then turning to kiseom
panion," let us ge," said be," and visit Mr. B , the
| lawyer. They left the girl's apartment.
MARCH 4, 1836.
On his way to street, Mr. T. entered a itore and
purchased a very superior cow-hide. With that in his
pocket, lie delilterntely walked into the vouitg lawyer's !
u Is Mr. B in?"
" Ye?.''
' Mr. T entered. "Is your name B ?"
" Yes sir, at your service 1"
"Weil Mr. B , i want to pay you a counsel fee
for some advice you gave the other week to a young
woman in my employ menl, culled Eliza ."
! "Advice! Sir, advice! Sir"?said the young lawyer :
in tremor.
" Yes," said Mr.T ."advice to Eliza to swear
your child against me"?and with that he teok out bis '
cow-skin, gave the scoundrel two dozen over the faea i
and shoulders. On closing the door, Mr. T merely j
said?"I believe I have taken a receipt in full."
The lawyer was confined to his bed for several weeks 1
in consequence of" catching a savere cold" as he said,
in serenading a young lady of fortune, near St. John's i
Park. I
The Season.?On the 22d of Nov. 1835, we had the i
first snow storm?and with the exception of a few mild ' '
days in the beginning of December, the winter has con- 1
tinued uninterrupted up to this day, the 4th March, ma- ,
king within eighteen days of four months. Never iu i
the memory of man has New York witnessed such a 1
winter. We have had tweaty-eight snow storms?and ,
at this moment from 1, 2, 3, to 4 feet of snow and ice are ,
piled up in many of the streets. The North and East
rivers have been shut for many weeks.
Yet in spite of the severity of the weather at this moment
we expect a sudden breaking up of the winter. A
rise of two feet at Albany?which might be produced i
by a thaw of three or four days?would break up the
ice of the Hudson its whole length. The ice on the
river is ascertained to be quite ihin?owing to the successive
falls .if snow preventing it frotn making, and the j
abrasion of the stream below.
Great destruction of property in the country must
ensue from a sudden break ap of the streams and rivers.
Some calculators estimate that a greater amount will
be destroyed this spring by the fiooda than there was in
the Grent Fire. Every person agrees that next luumer
we shall have prodigious crops of corn, wheat, fruits,
and all productions of the earth.
[Corrnpoaieoc* of Hud*aa'i MrrcfcMU' Nm Bin? |
Washington, March 1,1836.
Hr. Wiae; hat occupied teoat of the time of the House
to-day, part to obtait} an amendment to the Journal of
yesterday,'so as to allow bin to speak again on the
subject before the House yesterday, and in relation to
which it was veted he should be silent, and secondly
in'jin appeal from the decision of the chair.
With the design ef ripping up the abolition question
Sain, he to-day offered a memorial signed by John
sith, of the City of Washington, remonstrating against
tfife right of the people of the North to Petition Congress
to fftbeliafa slavery ift the District of Columbia. He
Mfctd riist it mixht be referred to the Select Committee
nn ulnlltMn with a renoliiluui l???t J
inrtructiag that Committee to report forthwith, that I
Congress oowwiej no power to legislate on the subject. r
Mr. Polk aecided that tne motion was put of order. Mr. j
Wise appealed from the decision of the chair, and the C
question being put, it was decided in favor of the Speak- '
er by a vole of 16L to 38. i
Mr. Wise llien read a letter ami a series of resolu- ,
lions, which he said be bad received from tKe Governor r
of Virginia. Having read both, he thrust them into his
pocket, with the exclamation, I have done ray duty,
and I will not suffer the resolutions to go to the Select c
Committee, where I know they will be disgraced. 1m- r
mediately afterwards, he left" the main body of the
House, and said he weuld not return again. The remainder
of the day was consumed in calling for memorial*
and petitions; and after Mr. Wise had quit all wus p
ouiet. In consequence of tlie debates in the House, I j
did not go into the Senate. I
IPiivaie Correspondence.] |]
Washi56toi*, March 1,1836.
There is a talk to day of introducing in the Houae a
motion for the expulsion therefrom of Mr. Wiee of Virginia
; or, as he calls himself "John Randolph, Jr." tl
He, last evening, tifter the adjournment of the House g
and the retirement of the raembera, waylaid the Speaker {
fca he was passing with the Sergeaat-at-Arms from the
Hall info' the Speaker's room, and arresting his progress,
addressed him as follows:?" you are a da need
little,'sneaking, tyrunical son of b?h, aid if you had
the spirit or character of a gentleman, you would coo- n
aider this as an-insult and reeeot it." To all this Mr. f(
Polk bowed very meeklv and politely and pasaed en,
without replv, into the Speaker's room. It is no part
of tbe official duty of a Speaker to fight all the bufliea
of tbe opposition. The housn must protect their "
Speaker; and a house having respect for itself or credit e
with the public would do it. Mr. Peyton ia, on all occasions,
bottle holder for Wise, and in this affair he was
eresent as Mr. Wise's second. Both Mr. Wise asd Mr. t
'..Ik I -
District Court nr the U. S.. Judge Beits ru- 1
siding.?The trial of Capt. Brewster and hi* chief mat*. P
Joseph Wood, of the brig Grampus, for moot cruel and U
unjustifiable mal-Lreatmeut of a sailor named James A
Gordon, was concluded to-day. P. H. Hamilton, Esq.
for the plaintiff, made a most eloquent and logical
speech upon tbe occasion, in which lie adverted to the ''
very frequent and unjust severity extended to mariner*
for no other purpose than to gratify malice Jiod abtain "
revenge upon them. J. A. Morrill did all be could,but *
be had an (unrighteous cause and bo thought Judge !
Betta. His'charge to the jurv before retiring, wa| such
as was to be expected from ftim. He summed up and f
commented clearly jnd distinctly upon every particle _
of testimony adduced, pro and con. Tbe jury after an
absence of about two hours, brought in a verdict of
acquittal against tbe second.q^te, but they stated that I
they could not agree upon a verdict for tbe Captainand
chief mats, tad were discharged.
la Ike case of tbe mutiaers of the ship St. Clair, the '
jury returned a verdict of guihy. 1
M'MBER 161.
Police, Thursday? Wholesale robbery.?YesterJty
morning t*iween y and 10, a very genteellv dressed
man named Harrison, came into the store of irfessr*. A.
Mathey Co., '.tfi Chatham street, large Jew ellery dealer*.
He desired lo ?*e some gold Lepine watches, Ac Mr.
Crosby, one of the firm, led hint into the back 9tore and
laid out some of their uiost U ir tiful assortments. He
selected some with a ;rf?t drr .if ingenuity and carewas
very particular uUuit ) res?wished to know
w hethi r or not 3 per c ent ? r- not taken ofl" for cash.?
After selecting about $2500 worth, he asked for some
gold chains These were in the frout part of the store
in a show case. Mr. Crosbv went to get them, and
while his back was tarned, Harris fobbed ei?ht gold
watches. The chains were brought, examined, and a
quantity laid aside for him. He then asked for some
other articles, and while Mr. C. was getting tbem, he
managed to secrete three very fine and valuable gold
He had been in the store about an hour aud a half
when he chanced to recollect that he had an engagement
with a friend at 11. He accordingly took his departure,
promising to call in the afternoon and finish
his bill.
Mr. Crosby did not miss the articles at all, but put all
(as he thought,) into the safe. Harris went directly
From Messrs. Mathey's to Mr. Anderson's in Pearl street,
where he offered one of the watches for sale, at $60.
Mr. Anderson knew the mark upon the tag at once, sod
knew also that the wholesale price of watches of that
Inscription, w as $80, and he tela Hurris, that if he would
:all in the afternoon, he would .give him his ppce. The
moment Mr. H. left the store, Mr. Anderson weat to
Messrs. M.'s, and inquired if they had lost any watches.
Mr. Crosby replied no, but he would look.
On examining, he discovered his loss, and immediately
went for Bowyer. Meanwhiie, Hairris had disposed
if all his ill-gotten booty, for which he received cash.?
Two he sold to Messrs. Whitney Ac Hoyt, one to
urun n, nuo ive io 31 r. seixag in Broadway. He had
received the money for all of them, and given receipt*
under the names of Price, Harris At Adams.
Bowyer started on the pursuit, and saw his gentleman
parading Wall street with his coat thrown ja?ntly
back, and strutting withajl the importance oft man
? ho knows be has monev in bis pocket.
ii- *
uc was, nowever, most terribly crest fallen, when
Bowver laid hands upon him, and pronounced me tragic
wordu," You are my prisoner."
On his examination at the police office, he did not
ippeir very much abashed, but confessed that he had
stolen the articles, but that he was driven to it by ne:essitv,
&c. The owners of the watches received them
jack in safety, and the gentlemen who had purchased
hem had their money refunded.
Great credit is due to Bowver for the promptness
with which he despatched the business, ana he will bo
loubt be substantially rewarded.
Disgraceful ovtragk.?Yesterday morning, a g?ng
>f tea or a dozen blackguards, who frequeat the purlieus
>f the Bowery theatre, commenced their spriag operaions
by paying a destructive visit to the eating house
>f Mr. PearsaU, who keeps under the North American
lot el. One of them came in, and after eating a quantity
if oysters at the staad, moved towards the counter with
he apparent intention of paying for them. In pasaibg
Jong he pulled a table cloth from a table which was
oaded with dishes.
This was the signal for those waiting without, and in
in instant the gang rushed down, and commenced aa
indiscriminate destruction of every thing they could lay
heir hands upon. They upset the stove and then
uabed into the back kitchen to complete the work of
lestruction. Mr. Pearsall and the men in his employ,
vho endeavored to stop them, were beaten and stamped
ipon in a most brutal manner, and one of then\ was so
everely injured that he lay for some time senseless.?
[*he cowards even dared to beat the women.
The room after they had departed presented a scene
if the most complete and disgraceful ruvare. Rrr.w?
dates, meats, glasses, and the door plenteoualy covered
vitii blood.
Wo understand the whole affair was got up for mere
Mistime, and before any relief could be afforded, to Mr.
\ or those in hiq^pnploy, they had all escaped. Mr.
\ however can recognize some of them, and we treat
hat vigorous efforts will be made far arresting and inlicting
upon them the utmost rigour of die law.
1?~P la it not time to hare a scientific investigation of
he opinion by chemists, whither the increaae and extan
ion oi nres here, arise from the manner the New Vork
as Company construct their gas pipes, See. 6k 1
fTT The mechanics, journeymen, and laborers, are
till "striking," in spite of the coid weather. They
umber 30,000 in this city?and we may aa well prepare
it early agitations this year.
[JT The Wooda are still bereaving the senses of the
oor Philadelphians. The pons write daggrell?the
ditors write nonsense. _ .
The Fits Points Beat.?See the dkt? debw.es of
O* The uki by Messrs. Franklin k Jenkins, at their Salm
loom, tkis day, are worthy attention. The valuable Cberry street
roperty; the house and lot known at No. 217J Houston street. th?
tree 1U1; bee* No. 42 Dry street, an J the two howtt and lad is
Liken street, willbe disposed of ? abort at 13o'clock.
Xjr We would ca'l the attention of merchants and ethers to the
il? or offices ia the large buildiof, No. 56 Broadway, comer of
( change Place, connected with the new Merchant*' Euhs^ge
td Reading ilooaa, to take place tkit day, at 12 o'clock, by IfWkn.
'rar.klink Jenkins, on tlu prtmuct. "
On the 1st Inst by the Rev. Henry Chase, Mr. Zophar MiUa, (a
lliu, daughter of the late Henry Pnillipa.
On Wedaeadty night, in ike <*th year of his in, Mr. j,*.
Irowcr, painter.
On Wednexiar morning, Mr. W. in hi* 81st year, a Miter
of the Revolution.
On the lit imt., Jane Thompson, aged SI.
At Bedford, N. T., Mr?. Catherine Holmes, rebel of the In ' *
Clkaaah Holme*, fn the tZA year of her aft.

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