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the niint'i
%ren and those
f^Za around him. But
?auon on en^^would permit us to tell on
untruth?to misrepresent a fact?or to serve any par
ty at the expense of reputation, science, philosophy,
and historic truth. We must, therefore, be permitted
to say- and we say it solemnly?that the present
terrible revulsion has been produced by the vain aris
tocrats ?fboth parties?those impudent men who pre
sumed, in credit and assumption, to set themselves
ahove their betters. There has been a general con
spiracy of the politicians of both purties?of the whips
and democrats, against the great mass of the people.
Clay, Calhoun, Webstar, Van Buren, and all the large
whip and democratic papers, have been "partaud
parcel" of the grand conspiracy to cheat the nation,
and get hold of the property of the people without
their consent.
The present revulsion throughout the country is on
ly the happy result of a grand quarrel among the
conftdi ales. Look over their list of failures from
north to south. They belong to both parties?they
are leaders of both parties?they are the very men
who have, under the artificial system of an extended
paper currency, attempted to plunder the great mass
of the middling ranks out of their property?out of the
fruits of their industry. But the thieves have quar
relled, and so the people will get their own. The
great fabric of credit is going rapidly?a fabric that
was built Hp by both parties in order to juggle the ho
nest man out of his own. The people have already
got hold *?f forty millions of specie, and the terror
produced by the action of parlies and their continual
agitation, will help them to get more. If the present
?tate of political agitation continues six months lon
ger, and both parties rush to public meetings, as they
app< ar to be doing, it is our deliberate conviction that
not a solvent bank will remain in the country. Con
fidence is daily disappearing under the management
of political leaders. By the action of both partus we
shall be reduced to a specie currency alone, aided by
that species of credit which is bused on personal cha
racter, irreproachable life, and well known principles.
We tru-it and hope that the public meeting tomor
row may conduct itself with moderation ond good
sense, and that they will discard the follies of both
parties alike, and plant themselves on the unchange
able principles of moderation, common s< use, enlight
ened reason, and sound experience. Do not increase
the panic.
PonUcript ?The PiulacU Iphia Inquin r of yesterday
has the following very proper rebuke to the recent
meeting of madmen at Masonic Hall:?
Tub Tow* Mketiwg Po*tposicii.?It will he seen
on reference to the notice at the head of our columns,
that the Town Meeting which was to have taken
place on Tuesday afternoon, has Hern postponed ?
The object of the postponement is, n? we understand,
to bring about a conference among some ot the most
promim at citizens of the various political parties, and
thus to insure a OOCurrc nee of action in Mat on to the
existing condition ?f aflnirs, by the whole community,
without distinction qf party. A very enlightened
and proper course, as it strikes us. All classes of cit
izens are alike affected by the riuhnrra'sments in the
money market, and if a desire be seriously entertain* d
to induce the national administration to attempt tin a
aim s of t? lief, ev*ry thing like party politics should
"CbeditCraat.vcv."?This u a great term with
the financiers of the Courier dt Enquirer. The "credit
euircncy" with them is equal to the magnetic power.
They eat, live, and hnve their being on "credit cur
rency. ' It is the Alpha and Omega of their political
economy. Tliey consider it money?cash? gold?
?very thing.
Yet it aeons they are utterly ignorant of the first
principle of the science. " Credit currency" is a
mere " circnmstmre," as they say in the west, to
the git at basis of products at reasonable prices, and
gold and silver as the measure of value. If i he credit
currency extends certain limits it produces specula
tion, rise of prices, excitement, pressure, revulsion
tnrperand health. I lie 't iding community, banks
and all, have .ssued ons half too much credit currency
during the last two years. The present revulsion is
a natural process and will ? ure itself in six months.
"Credit currency" is hke buying or selling too mush
Morris Canal. You have to break and waddle away
without settling the difference, if you buy or sell too
Ratiier tooairv?A drunken loafer was discovered
on Sunday evening, at about 10 o'clock, sleeping on
the battery, and conveyed to the watchhouse, where
within an hour after his arrival, he died.
The Coroner held an inquest on the body, and the
jury returned a verdict?" death from intoxication and
tT All fashionable travelling wdl be diminished
SO per rent thia season. Saratoga, Rallslon, Rock a way
will be to many deserts.
OS.?So it teems Mr.
ank, has not resigned.
jus disturbance among
Jar developement, mode
inuttee. As iar as we
/he present revulsion took
/ Co., took a handful of the
Bank, then at 8160, and car
s Bank. This was about the
k had Htorcof the government
>.w what to do with. Mr. Finn
try Dock stock, and snnlcd felici
Co. then made a proposition.?
osit all this stock with you as a
n condition that you permit us to
you, tor 8245,000, alternately to
y Dock and the Mechanics Bank,
crest daily." This proposition was
o dingly, Bullock & Co. procured a
the Mechanics Bank, for 8245,000,
utrd in the Dry Dock, and drew
lay. Next day the operation was
Dry Dock became the certifier and
depositor. By this operation, Bul
loan of 8245,000, on a deposit of
8160. Meantime, the revulsion
anl the Dry Dock stock fell to
the business, the Mechanics Bank
in and refused to grant more
ot uencewas, the failure of Bullock
nent of this singular transaction,
pun , ? '
*?ip in the Mechanics Bank.
refore, on this state of facts, has
the Mechanics, but the Express
gets its notes d scountcd there.?
Iechanics Bank for a similar reason.
?, I gave Mr. Conner, the type maker,
00. I did so in advance of the term of
he wanted the money, being busy at
trying the corporation at his famous ce
rium, and, therefore, in want of money.?
ottered my note for discount at the Mo
nk. It was thrown out, the Mechanics
jrring to transact kiting transactions with a
.n Wall street, to loaning money to those who
.ted lor a living. Now for the result. I paid my
note at the day it became due. The brokers in Wall
street broke, and the Mechanics Bank will lose
8245,000, and, perchance its charter.
Thus it is, these big, purse j-road men, w ho have
trampled for years on the honest and industrious, by
far their superiors in every mental and moral endow
ment?these purse proud aristocrats are coining down
and we are glnd ef it. The great Father ot Heaven
and of Earth, will not permit empty pride ami hau
teur to reign too long on earth. The equilatrium is
restoring itself.
The Specie Cisci'Lar.?The Courier & Enquirer
continues to write w hole columns of gross ignorance
on this subject. " We believe," says the wiseacres wf
that foolish print, " that the Specie Circular is one
of the main causes of the present state of derange
We have already shewn that the amount of specie
in the west?only 10 millions to &0 millions of lia
bilities payable on demand?is barely sufficient to
sustain their banking system. The incessant call made
by certain prints for specie from the west, must arise
from a wish or a purpose to break all the western
hanks. The Courier is too ignorant to know the ef
ffect of its own cry. It is piompted by charlatan
financiers for their own purposes, without its know
ing thn reason. 11 may rest easy. The specie it cries
for is not in the west?it is in the hands uf the peo
ple? it is in circulation among the ready money busi
ness men. Even we receive of this specie nearly
8108 per day. What will the Courar give us for a
small supply 1
The Land Agent.?There are two sets of philoso
phers in the world, the crying and the laughing. The
latter arc the best, for if they do no good, they pro
mote thvir own enjoyment. It is best always to look
on the bright side of every pieture that has a bright
side?if it has none, look the other way. We hate
croakers. We hate wtiiners as bad as one inclined to
the laughing philosophy, can hate any thing. If a
man were to cry at all the folly and vice, of which
the world is full, the ocean would not supply hitn
with tears enough, and Ins nose would be entirely
worn away by the briny cataract, constautly pouring
down its aides. On the contrary, the more a man
laughs, the inore he may, and the better, happier, and
plumper, he looks.
When wc first heard of the c ase of a Certain Maine
land speculator, we intended to expose him fully, and
give hi v name and res dance. It is such an immoral and
unjust, and brutal, and indiscreet, and ungentlenianly
thing, for a man to leave a virtuous, and amiable wife,
and a lovely family, nad farm improper connections,
and humbug the community by false pretensions, that
our firvt impulse was, to show him no mercy. But
our better nature has induced us to spare hun for the
present, for the sake of Ins friends, who ought not to
be disgraced by Ins bail conduct; and in the faint
hope that he may repent of his evil ways, and return
to the bosom of his family, and his nU< ctionate and
injured wife, whose angelic nature makes her wctp
over lua criminality, and who stands ready to extend
the hand of forgiveness, and seal the reconciliation
with a kiss. Last winter he revelled in the dissipations
of tlie cnpiiol?the most dissipated city of its size, in
the world, at certain seasons. He is now residing in
tins city, with the partner of his southern tour, and the
cause of his guilt and his family's grief and mortifi
As to the other animal, from the granite state, the
arch angler will tiook h in up one of these days.
New Mode or Vbtoino Laws.- Our friends the
M Regency," as they arc facetiously called, have in
vented a new mode of vetoing disagreahle laws.?
Whenever lb* Assembly passes an unpleasant law,
the Attorney General steps in and ertes out "stop,
gentlemen, let me loak at this Inw." He puts on his
spec*?reads it through?shakes his head?takes off
his specs, and then pronoiinres the Vfte?" Gextlr
incn, this law is unconstitutional." That is enough
?the whole thing is in pie, and all rubbed out to be
gin again.
This is a very ingenious way of saving the Governor
from any trouble.
The Hebald?The True One.?A lottery broker
in town issues a paper very like the Herald, and calls
it by the same nnmc with a tail to it thus:?"and
General Advertiser." This we suspect is a mere ruse
to pass himself off upon the country for the true Her
ald, ? <?ndnctcd and directed by us. We beg our coun
try friends and patrons not to be taken in, or to sup
pose the lottery brokers' concern has any thing to do
with ua.
at i.Anoc.?The corporation bounty to dog killers
made an expenditure of some 85000. I*t the corpo
ration appoint an officer at a salary of 85000 per an
num, who shall be liable to pay fifty cents to the in
former on complaint at the police office for every dog
in the streets 'he 1st of Jane next. To save the
salary the dog* tiH make truck for the country.
From the South.
The Express Mail brings us accounts from New
Orleans to the '24th ult. The revulsion is beginning
now to be succeeded by a general stagnation in trade.
Yet their theatrical amusements, coen ox Sunday, go
on as usual. Things are changing in other parts of
the country. The Kitchen Cabinet has taken to piety
?and the Globe is n>t to be printed 011 Sunday.?
When a rogue talks of religion, be sure he is in trouble.
New Orleans, Apnl '24.?Monev Market? City.
The new s from Liverpool to the 18th March, is truly
discouraging. From 110 quarter whatever, is there
any hope. Confidence will suffer even more than
hitherto. Every puU sf wind thut comes across the
waters, now will sink that delicate thermometer a
degree ut a time. Now and then, the innate energies
of aur people lift up the immense pile of ruins that have
wlu lined them beneath, and we can almost fancy that
they will succeed 111 freeing themselves Iroin their
horrid situation ; bit you look again, and ull is as
quiet us tlie grave.
Our levee, once the most animated scene 111 the
country, is now dtscrted; and where thousands were
engaged in the business, now leusand twenties strag
gle along, looking the very picture of the times sad
and hopeless It is true, that piles of cotton arc here
and there seen, but they are comparatively worthless.
True American.
Late from Texas?We have received regular
files of the Velasco Herald up to the 13th, and the
Telegraph to the 11th inclusive.
It appears that the Mexican squadron has begun
operations in eanu st. By r<-1< r.ncc to our ship news,
will he found sonic particulars quite interesting. The
squadron consists ?I the Vineidor <h I Alamo, General
Teran, Libertado, Gen. Warren, all brigs of war, and
the Gen. Ilidnlgo, an armed schooner. At the very
moment when wo are making demands for spoliations,
Mexico is committing new d< prcdations upon our
commerce. She will find herself in a dilemma she
least expected, for this country will not permit its
vessels to be cuptttred, trading with a people wlios
independence it lias recognized; unless our vessels
of war will protect them, all the vessels that have
sailed hence for Texas, will fall a prey to the Mexi
cans. Mr. Crawford, the English Consul, has gone :
to Columbia, having been lamb d at the month of the j
Brassos, by the British brig of war Racer. The M< xi- |
can fleet had captured the schooner Vigilant, hence
for Matagorda, laden with arms and ammunition, and
sent her to Matamoras.
Deaf Si>.ith hos had a brush with the Mexicans,
near Loredo. With twenty men lie defeated forty
cavalry, and look twenty horses, killing ten of the en
emy. Learning that there was intown a greater force,
he made good his way to Bexar.
The Texiannrmy, '240(1 strong, was on theL'Aba
| co, in fine health, and anxious lor fighting.
Our li ipts are, that the Natchez has driven the
Mexican squadron from its cruising gtound.?Ibid.
Capture amp recapture.?The schr. Louisiana,
J. ('. Pierce, master, of and from New Orleans, bound
to Matagorda in Texas, 111 latitude 28 35, on thecaast
of Texas, was brought to and boarded, April 4, by the
Mexican squadron consisting of three brigs under the
command of < 'orninodore Lopiz. The papers of the
Louisiana were called for ana delivered to tin-hoard
ing officer; at the snme tune they brought to and
hoarded an American schooner from Mobile bound
to Matagorda, loaded with lumber. The passengers
of the Louisiana, five 111 number, were requested to
get out their baggage in readiness to go on hoard the
lumber schooner, as she was permitted to proceed,
and the hoots of the squadron, accordingly took them
on hoard said sehr., and she made sail. A prize crew
was put 011 boaal the Louisiana and she was ordered
to Brassos St. Jngo. On the 8th arrived oil that port
and came to anchor near a Mexican brig of war, which
was at anchor. The pilot came on board n.:d report
ed not sufficient wa er 011 the bar.?On the 9th at 7
A. M. a ship of war hove in sight, which proved to be
the U. S. ship of w ar Natchez, Capt. Marvine, and
came to anchor near us, and writ a boat on board the
Mexican brig of war. As the boat of the Nntchtz
was passing under the stem of the Louisiana ; the of
ficer inquired if there was any tluug new, nnd was an
swered the Louisiana had been captured and ordered
to this port. The boat returned to ihe Natchez, and
the lieutenant afterwards came on board to learn the
particulars ; he ordered the master us board the N.,
and the facts of the case being made known to Cap
tain Marvine, he ordered the Leuiaiana to be.tukeu
charge of, and the Mexican prize crew to he sent on
hoard the brig of war. At 4 P. M. a crew from the
Natehea took possession and remained till the 10th.
At ti in the evening a boat came from the Natchez
with n certificate, arid at the same time ordered the
Louisiana to he got under way. The men from the
Natchez returned to their ship, which got under way?
at 7 P. M. she came up and ordered the Louisiana to
rcmnm near her. At half past '2 A. M. the officer ?f
the deck ordered us to continue, and she tucked ship
and stood 111 shore.
The master and crew of ihe Lou.nana were treated
with the utmost politeness hy the officers of the
Natchez, as well as hy the officers of the Mexican
On the ICth in lat. 28 50, long. 92 '25, was hoarded
hy a hunt from thcTcxiun ari.-ied schooner Tom To
hy, Capt. Hoyt, and trcatc.' politely.
The schooner Champion was captured by the Mex
ican squadron on the 3d nnd sent into Brassos St. Ja
go, where she arrived on the7ih and got over the bur,
nnd lay there when the Louisiana left.?lite.
Thf. Times.?Not the least change has taken place
in our money market nnd business generally, that Ins
come to our knowledge. In starting our paper, wc
never contemplated sny.ngnny thing relative to com
mercial nfiiiirs ; hut the tunes arc such that we arc
bound to keep a calendar of passing events.?Every
thing appertaining to business, then, is in the same
situation it was a week?a fortnight?a month since;
arid the state of affair* lu re is but a counterpart of
every Inr/e commercial city in the Union. The whole
mercantile community of this country is in the last
stage of consumption. Go they must, although oc
casional l learn* of hope iaay arise that the (trended
end may be averted, as is frequently the ease, where
the same disi asc is preying upon the life blood of a
single individual. Speculators, monopolizers, nnd
every other species of wholt sale g imblera, aredejtin
ed to he broken down and d( stroyed. Yet a new, and
we trust a more hencst dynasty will nnse from iluir
ashes, who will do a legitimate business, and bring
alwiut a wholesome action in all branches ofour com
mercial affairs.
Ib nnrtt says, in his Wall street report of the 15th
4pnl, that a slight advance has taken place in some
ot the stocks, hut thinks the rise will be only tempo
rary, as it has bees In ought about by some few stock
I jobbers. More failures occurred on the 14th.?Pi
rn yune.
The pride of dancers leaves us tins day. Celeste
has performed in our city for thirty nights, and inva
riably to good Uousr*?Irequentl v overflowing. Every
thing during Iter stay among us has gone off with the
gruatest order, nyt a disturbance si any kind occur
ring to mar the delightful seem s 111 which she has
been engaged. Success to tlivc, thou queen of the bal
let, wherever you go. Long will wur theatrical popu
lation renumber thy sweet snide, thy beautiful danc
ing, and thy faultless acting.
Miss Clifton plays tonight (Sunday) in InjiIi play
and farce. Elvira, in Bizarre, and Louisa in the
Dead IS hot.
Norma at the St.Charles tonight, with a ballet be
tween the first and second acts.?Ibid.
Bennett says that Judge Lynch has evacuated New
^ ork. " Since the small papers cut up the influence
of the Wall street nrvs?. tW Judge left ihe city for
want of business. ' The Irritimntr Judge I.ynch
ha* never l?een in New York as yet?say wc? Ibid.
Racing on Nobtii Riveb?We shall have to be
the death of soma of these fellows yet, or they wdl be
the death of all of us, with their infernal racing. I-et
them wait till the boats go by lightning, when there
will be no danger of explosions. The steamboats are
going it in their old fashion, smashing every thing in
pieces, running into one another, and all that sort of
thing. A passenger told us that he caoie from Alba
ny, night before last, at an average sjieed of twenty
miles an hour.
C3r Ah, ha ! The Tcxaa Telegraph advocate
forming an alliance with England, in preference to the
United States, because her manufactures will come
cheaper, and England wdl pay a higher price for her
cotton and sugar.
Washington, April 29lh, 1837.
The Committeo appointed at the meeting of the
merchants of your city, has not ytt arrived. The
gentlemen comprising it are expected tomorrow morn
ing, and 1 presume will present themselves before the
President on Monday next. They are looked for with
great eagerness by the citizens of Washington, who
are just beginning to feel the pressure. The pet bank
of this city, Bunk of the Metropolis, has been recent
ly shaken toils centre. Several drafts have been made
on its specie, which have nearly exhausted that arti
cle in the vaults of this bank. A citizen of Wash
ington held a warrant for $2000 payable at that bank,
which was refused to bepaid. He immediately called
upon the Secretary of the Treasury to communicate
the fact, and was told that it could not be paid, because
the fund out of which it was to be paid hud not been
created. This fund was to be produced by the sale
of the stock held by the government in the United
States bank, which had not been done. He also re
marked that several pensions were also due?some tu
poor men of $<10 per annum, who had not received
their pay for 6 months. The other banks are con
sidered as safe ; but the pressure here is considerable,
notwithstanding the amount of public money expend
ed in this city, and the regularity and certainty of pay
ment. It is believed that Van Buren will not consent
to revoke the Treasury order, though he may agree to
call an extra meeting of Congress. He is prepared to
receivo the committee, and lias concocted a sart ol
non-committal reply to the resolution of the mer
chants convention. He considers himself under no
obligation, it is said, to comply with the expressed
wish of Congress at its last session?that having been
vetoed by his predecessor. 1 will write to you dnily
till the committee has executed the object of its mis
sion to this city.
The Coal Thade.?An extra, dated last Saturday,
29th ult., from the Miners Journal, Pottsville, Penn.
has the following,?
A numerous and respectable meeting of Coal ope
rators was held this day at the Pennsylvania Hall.?
The meeting was called tor the purpose ol taking in
to consideration the state of the Coal Trade. The
enibairassments of the commercial community
abroad, have reached our region, and produced their
natural consequences A generul curtailment of cosil
operations has taken place?many of the largest mi
ning establishments have discharged all their men,
except a sufficient number to keep their mines in or
der. Others have greatly reduced the number in their
employ. It is supposed that the number of miners
and laborers thrown out of employment this day, in
dependent of those employed in hauling coal, will
not fall short of 500 in?n. The immediate cause of
this suspension of operations is to he found in the
fact that contractors for coal in the Atlantic cities
have directed shipments to cease, inasmuch as they
are unable to tiled sales, and consequently unable to
meet the drafts drawn on them by coal shippers, ex
cept at long dates ; and our banks refuse to discount
such paper. We hazard nothing in predicting that
unless measures are taken abroad to receive the coal
already mined, a total suspension of all coal opera
tions must take place in this region.
Borrowing.?The people who have the happiness
of calling this city their home, often have some ex
cuse for borrowing, and even stealing the Herald, in
asmuch as wc find it impossible to supply the de
mand. Yesterday every copy was gone by 8 o'clock,
and so it is day after day. We order more printed,
but it is ol no use. We would have the matter stereo
typed at once, and employ two or even three extra
double cylinders, were it not our policy to keep the
generous, sensible and discriminating public a little
short, just to give them a higher relish. Therefore,
when our citizen readers are disappointed in procur.ng
a paper at the office, it is very natural that they should
borrow the first one they can lay their hands on. In
the country the case is different, and those people who
bore our subscriber, our only subscr.ber, in Middlc
ville, to death, are respectfully informed that they
manifest more taste than liberality, and that we shall
not put up with it.
tr Of all the miserable beings that infest society,
the croakers are the worst. If their predictions could
accomplish any thing, ruin, starvation, and utter an
nihilation would sweep ?ver us, and the whole world
would go to the devil. These pests ure very busy nt
this innc, prophecying war, pestilence and famine,
when every one should be keeping up his own and
others' spirits?making every laudable exertion, and
hoping for the best, instead of predicting the worst.
|~*r The alarm of fire last night, at about 11 o'clock,
arose from a chimney at the corner of Bcekman anil
Water sire? t. The flames were almost immediately
r*i* The editor of the Brcnclose (Miss.) Republican
is so unused to receiving subscriptions in advatica,
that kc attributes a late occurrence of that kind, to
absence of mind.
Sao Accident.?A little boy, named Thomas Van
telzer, fell into a cistern, in the yard of the house No.
R Second Avenue, yesterday morning, while endeav
oring to draw water thervfroni. Before he was dis
covered, the poor little fellow was drowned.
The Corom r held an inquest en the body, and the
jury found a verdict of?" Accidental death."
Common Council, Monday, May 1.?Both Boards
were in session at an early hour. Some smart cross
firing took place on the project of adding a third clerk
to the Police. Below we give particulars.
Board or Aldermen.?After several reports from
dillerent committees had been adopted. The most
important of winch was respecting the claim of Mr.
Veslerhelt, for enlarging the City Hall clock, in 1R28,
which was allowed^ with the deduction of $3(10. It
was moved that this board do now concur in the re
solution passed by the board of assi.tants authorizing
the appointment of a third clerk to the police office, at
a salary ofteROO; n stormy discussmn immediately
arose, the chief part of which was sustained by Al
dermen Banks and Clark, (the Mnyor elect.)
Alderman Clark at length got considerably heated
and cxclauuad?"This resolution shall not pass !"?
The manner and emphasis in which this was uttered,
implied, that although the resolution nught pass the
hoard, the Alderman in his official power of Mayer,
would veto the measure.
Upon this, a violent emuit arose in all parts of the
board. Cries of " have we n Robespierre among us? '
were heard in wild acclaim, and great indignalioa
seemed lo pervade the assembly. Alderman Banks
at lennth so far forgot himself as to threaten to throw
a hook at the head of the supposed dictator, to which
the Mnyor elert replied, by bidding the pugrnciotis
member " Hold Hit clack f'
After some time, Alderman dark explained his
meaning to lie not what was imagined, and denied
the intention of giving the least offence. Alderman
Manks made the some p rofessions, and quiet was
again restored.
The resolution wssthen put and negatived. Seve
ral minor case* were then disposed of, which our
limits will not ens'-le us to report.
Board or Assist/nts.?The Board met at half
psst 6 o'clock, the President in the chair
The minutes of the last meeting been read and ap
proved, ths Board proceeded to receive the reports of
On Roads and Canals, respecting the low marshy
grounds between 105th and !08th streets, recom
mending an ordinance for the improvement of, and
raising the same. Resolution and reports concurred
Several from the committee on assessments wholly
of a private nature.
From the Street Com nittea respecting the petition
to have Washington and Jane streets rcpavnd and re
gulated, in favor of the tmprovemen: being aarned in
to effect.
From the same, in favor of extending Chapel ?u
from Barclay to Greenwich ata.
The resolutions founded on the report as adopted
by the Board of Aldermen, were oppoacd by Mr. Gur
us; and alter some debate, ordered to lie on the table
and to be made the special order of the day for the
next meeting.
From the Finance Committee, in favor ?f uavm"
thcdisputed balance by the cay clock maker, on corw
dition that the latter deduct the charge of $300 for
regulating and winding up the clock in the City llall
Vice Ch cncelloji'sCourt.?'The Vice Chancellor
adjourned yesterday until 10 o'clock today.
Motions noticed for Monday will then be heard.
Police ? Bhvtal.? A ninn named Thomas Ibid
residing at No. 109 Roosevelt street, was arrested t
Sunday evening by Mr. Roberts, one of the city
watchmen, for attempting, in a drunken squabble to
stab his wife, Margaret Reid. The woman's screams
alarmed the neighbors, who brought the watchman
just in time to prevent the commission of murder, as
the wife was exhausted with resisting the attempt 'no
on her life.
Reid wae committed until lie could procure <.o?d
and sufficient bail for his good behavior.
I .cite i a hy.?I he* worsted manufacture of Daniel ^
G. wheel,r, jr., was burglariously entered on Sun
day night last, by forcing open the street door with a
martin-spike, which the robbers left behind them.
The object of the thieves seems to have been cash; >
but in this spec they were disappointed, obtaining on
ly a dollar.
The rogues also carried away a pair of pantaloons,
and six or eight shirts belonging to Mr. Wheeler. V
piece of cotton cloth, fourteen or fifteen yards, w as al
so taken.
A pile of valuable shawls w as overhauled by the
burgfers, but, from b in" disturbed, or some either
cause, it does not appear that they made free with nnv
of them.
The whole booty obtained will scarcely repay the "
rogues their night's labor.
Smashing.?A tall, muscular man named James
Brown, was arrested tn the complaint of Mrs. Eliza
beth Ann Smith, No. 308 Water street.
Mrs. Smith deposed that she had taken the store,
No. 308 Water street, and had paid $20 for the fixtures;
that th- prisoner had come there, and " smashed the
counter all to shivers," besides doing other serious
damage. 4
Brown said, "I am ii6 innocnt as sunshine. You
can do what you please with me?hut I'm innocent?
innocent?innocent; besides, hav'nt I offered to pay
for the damage, and what the devil can the woman
The magistrate considered this off ring to pay as
not savoring much of innocency, and committed
Brown until lie could procure bail.
Strong hauls.?Officers McCaddin and Madan ,
have been unusually active for some time past ever
for those vigilant routers of characters which infest the
neighborhood to which they pay especial attention.
Six or eight disorderlies were brought up by them
yesterday several ol'whom were committed to Bride
Court or Sessions?Monday, May 1st., before the
Recorder, Aldermen Benson and Randall.
The court opened at half past 11 o'clock when the
names of thegentlemen summoned as grand jurors
were called over but only twelve answering to their
names, and three of these making application to the
court to be excused, the empanelling of the jury was
adjourned until Tuesday. ^
Seventy cases are on the calendar for trial, for the
following off noes, v.z:?forgery six; burglary eight;
grand larceny twenty-five; petty larceny ten; rioting
four; assault and battery and other minor crimes
No cases being ready for triol the court adj.
Common Pleas.?Before Judge Uloshoefler.?
Thornpion rs Dc Cantp.
This was an action to recover the value of a bill
of exchange accepted by Mr. Dc Camp and which
had been discounted by the plaintiff.
The note was drawn for $2,965 and the amount
claimed was $302,50, the surplus being for mtiresf,
discount &c.
Mr. DeCamp contested the payment of the note
on the following ground; first, that it had been aivrn
without value received.and secondly, that a usurious
interest had been taken en the same.
It was proven on the part of the defendant that he'
had accepted the note for a person named Carr, who
had obtained cosh for it by paying $27 as the price
of its being shaved. The shnwr had subsequen tly
obtained cash for the note ofthc present plamtif], Mr.
Thompson, who proved that ho had not received by
way of discount, dkc. anything more than he was by
law fully entitled to.
lr? summing up, the judge observed that had iho
first di counter of the note brought this action it
might probably have gone against him, but the facto!"
his having taken illegal usance was not to invalidate
Thompson's claim, who had obtained possession of
the n<*tc m a legal and honornble manner.
With respect to the note being merely an accom
modation bet ween the defendant and Mr. Carr the
plaintiff Mr. Thompson, had nothing to do, he had
given value for the note, and was therefore entitled to
The jury found for the plaintill in the full amount
claimed, vix. $302-50, and costs.
Sir,?I am informed that you have great influence
in raising the morals and lastcof the people. Pnthae
expose those individuals in the Park T lienire vt ho are
in the hnbit of disgorging large quantities *t tobacco
jure upon the trowsers and feet of all who have the
misfortune to sit near them. Last night there sat
next tne a decently dressed youth who bespattered
my legs so foully that 1 was obliged to beg him to
have mercy oft me. He civilly replied " Go to the
devil," and continued to ponront streams sofilthy that
1 thought his mouth probably was the common sewer
of the play house. The laws of decency evidently
have no influence on sneh fellows, and the laws of ^
the house ought to forbid such nuisances. C'aors.
To Mr. Bennett, editor of the Herald. , $
M entas Par.sBBVATiow.?The following story <>t
an Irish wsman'sadroitnessinevadinginquiry, which
we find iu nn English pnper, does not strike us as be
ing entirely new, hut droll:
" A country magistrate was rxaminr an Irishwo
man. 'What's gone of your husband, Nhelah ?'?
'What's gone of him. your honor's worship; faith, and
he's gone dead.' 'Ah, pray what did he die of?' ' Dig
of your honor; lie died ??f a Tuesday. 'I don't mean
what day of the week, but what complaint?' 'Oh!
complaint, your honor; faith, and it's himself that did
not get time 10 complain. 'Oh ? oh! a v. he died
lien I y?Bather that way your worship.' 'Did he falf
down in a fit V (No answer from Nhelah.) 'He fell
down in a fit, your honor's worship; why not exactly
that; he?he fi ll out ol a w indow, or n floor, I don t
know what they call it.' 'Ay, ay; and he broke his
neck.' 'No, not quite that, your worship.' 'What
then ?' There w ns a l?t of a string, or con), or that
like, and it throttled poor Mike.' 'And pray tor what
did tie suffer Y 'Nutter, your worship (weeping! faith,
only for embellishing (embezzling) a trifle that he
taught was hit own, but his master said i' was not
and so they swore away his precious life, and that's
all: for Mick's as innocent as t?e babe unborn."
1)1 KD.
tin MiuHnymsrn nf, May lit, alter a protra.tod dlrco Mit'W
M maw* NjchnUrri, ol the Ham* Homo, and tlyt-ara '
I lv f, rid. and :irf| m nt titer, of the ilcwisd xre reapertfttl!w
irr tsd Is attend h* r funeral .from tier In'* rnn'riur N? It War
ren air.'flt, ?n W'odno?day afternoon, at 3 o'clock
At Philadelphia, hi Wedsnsdat tot, Mr* lUarj Ann
wife mf W m N MeDnlo, of the former place. axed J1
tCy- At a mr-i'tmsofllieffrroarranfthe Fire Den .runn,*- J., M
at t all te Hall, on Wl Tterday. (.ooaef rraoe nlu?h.
railed o ihe ch?ir,aad -horde (III I mUrrr w Hecrttari .
xwSSMpSVI mat* F<> ? ! (Ml S ??( aruac anil aiMn?.?d the ineel
i f in a m.Mt iltnnj speech, wiiin forth the Inif of th depart
mi nt, andthnr unurinf < flute lo <*lm(tiiah the last a, ark with t
? lap of (lift wrap
It waa then ii animously resolved lo present th* Chief of tlx
(ire user* with a pair ?n ftpersmeeti Pitchers <m hi* retirine froa
tlie arduous duties nf hi? office
Hiynnd by the Pr.stdon mi l iSocrr tarr. j |,?
Ntroe sthelvii*K for sale.
JT^ Acosmic'*/'' o .?hrlV.'?'.,n r4>n,nlfte ord*r ..nd we I
adapted (Mrdry ^"<1.. will I- aold a baryain. if ap,,|?.d for .mm.,
diately. at the sines of th? imar myt tf
Thursday, at 10 orJorh,is the Salr* Ronnss, m and S3? Ann ?f
hy fatal, ri'. bn wiUMiaily etrnur. and ?ids. did assnrtBteot o
sshtset and otfyr furmtma from famili-* mtnovint, Ar fata
I aura ready W sdm uiay.
'ianfinga?10 'SO pmesa *aarrisr rinm immo
hssuliful sattr ma, m packsyr a ni as p?rri ?ach
Tieaday tth, at IBa'clorh, in the talea loom, a larte aaanrtmen
f>, fmfn it ruraitare in aontinaation.
rhnraday?Drym >d?, fiuni'ure, ysweiry, cloth n* Ike. m area
ya rcty, at IS o'closk is the ?aia* r?,m
??H If THOR BELL. Auctrnwecr.

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