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xVEW YORK HERALD. |
*orta-v?*i Conor of i-otwa ud Xuufl sk.
JAITKS GORDON BENNETT,
riUMPRIKTOK.
r?Jf!i.F HBH.il .D-totarp day. (Sun.! ay ituludtd) |
frt'i * . -./ sn . ?f>k?1. per annum? \n fA# Cmittd .
t-'jtet. E .'1 ran *1/ t enter*. $ 14 ff* mnrinm. fnWu4??f I
"' Kl Y hflia31.lt-Every Saturday- Price t%
en'tj 'w?*3 l? 4 i?? ewrni?inUnited St atet j
A ,ir#i'< ? Vtfri ' i etramhip. IS f annum, tnelie- j
*Mnt Ike pettier. _ _
# A/A'" ALU A OH KimOl'K-Kiery Steam Packet Day 1
- !>. 1. . *"> >*" annum, including poetarc,
or $1 *"> >. .'t.wr >>rvetige. *u??cr*?A*a?? and ad- j
i .irn-nteic.ll ' V Mamai ?atyrnani, II r??
I rr.-.- ,r'.. ; ) L monde. 18 Comkill, and Jaha i
hinik-riirr. tlonrtLa etreet. l.ar.don
PHKStOES ri.U llFHl.il.D-Kvery Tuoday-One |
/? Ma* fnrfh, Campaign.
Ji ?/1' A. HTlSK!ihS lxS Inru every morning) at rea- j
a r, lobe writ:en. in a plain, legible manner? ;
,r " > net reepaaribU far errora in manuecript. ,
p H I KTiXf) of ah kinde 'jeeruted oeau'ifuiiu and vnM
IrtfUtk. .tllcrdere at the tnhlieatton Office, corner of
end Nassau itreell.
ALL LKTTKH.S by mail, far tubtcrygtione, or with
a : erliifBniii, to he poet paid, or the pottage will he deducted
from the money remi'ted
rot I'XTAHy con H KSPOSUENCE. containing .
tiv.r anf eoticited from any quarter of the world? !
flcri if need, will always he liberally paid for.
NO NOTICE can r^e taken of onuu|r?i?<JU? comm.micationt.
Ifbatever n intended for ineertion must be aulkrtttitatrd
by the name a .d add. est of the writer ; not nectsiaily
for f.ihti atiun, but as a guaranty of hie good faith
H'e rannot undertake tj re ' ut n rejected communication!.
. I f.t. TA J ME.VTS to he made in advance.
AVI sKMKNTS THIS EVENING,
r VKK HI EAT UK.?Salens, Lknt fet co.'i American ;
fir is, iu their >*noui feats.?'Two performances, it ami
*. P. M.
BOWK.IU' TH K.VTRkT Bowery.?Thk Rant Dat- ;
Batti.e ok Mitico.
CH Vi'i: >1 I HKATRM. Chatham street.?Mn. ma and
11 is Mf.n?K.vt's Gtmnasiics?Model AaTiiTi?Valsntike
and obion.
I* HO h D,-r* V ode'!*., Broadway ?Ventmio^dism
and "iNliINC? MODAt- artists.
MECHANICS' H ALL, Broad war. near Broome?Christy's |
Miuswei*? Fthiokkan "singing ?Bi ri.e??ive Dancing, kc I
Two perfirmaacei, a; J ami S P. M.
PVNO 'A 'fA HALL, Broadway, Bear Honsto" ?Ban- i
?aru> fan "i am a ok the Miimstrpi ?Two eibibitions, i
at 3 ?cd 7 I'. M.
TABERNAt K, T'r dway ? Steykkmarxiicht Musi
cil C'oliraKUvcnth GrauJ Coucert.
New Vor.'i, f*nluv?luj', January
(CJ- AiivvrtieeniontB received tor one insertion
only. _
MASS MEETING,
TO X0M1NATK
GENERAL ZACIIARY TAYLOR FOR
THK
HIKSIDSNOY.
The electors of the city of New Vork. without any
distinction of party, aro repeated to meet in GENE- j
HAL MASS MEETING, at a place to be hereafter
designated, on the did of Ftbruary next, the anniversary
of the bicth of Washington, and also of the battle
of Bueca Vista, in order to plao? the name of
ZACHARY TAYLOR,
before the people of New York, as the great candidate
cf the cation for the nest ITesidenoy. General Taylor
has already accepted a nomination made by five State
convention*, and two hundred publio meeting* held by
masses of the people formerly belonging to both the !
old partit a?wb'gs and democrat*? in different parte of
the country He haa consented to be the candidate o1
the whole people; but not of any exclusive party.
All the free, independent, and non-office-seeking people 1
cf New York, who admire the simple and sublime character
of Oenr.l Taylor, who feel grateful for his great j
and manifold public s-rviees. and who are in favor of the 1
gradual absorption and annexation of all Mexico, on
account cf its great commercial advantages to the
Northern States?all who condemn, despise, and abhor i
the gTOss corruption of the two old rotten parties, j
calb-d whig* and democrats?ail who are anxioue to :
prevent England. Spain, or any other nation of Europe,
from taking possession of Mexico, and her gold and j
' silver mine*?r.re invited particularly to attend, and to j
suppport these views and principles by their speeches '
and votes.
Long live the North Ataerioan Republic, from the |
Canadian Lakes to the Istbmu* of Tehuantepeo. and ;
iroBa me Auanue ;o in<? raciuc witn an me appurcenieces
thereto belonging ! God, Laud and Liberty !
'1 he Klecirlc J ilefrrepll,
In c nsequence of another derangement of the j
wires between this city and Philadelphia, our '
t legrapbic nt ws from the seat of government is
meagre. Wear enabled, however, to present a
summary of the proceedings of both houses oi ,
Congress during part of the day. In the Senate, I
nothing whs done except going through with the I
usual formalities on the announcement of the
death of a member, (Mr. Hornbeck, of Fennuylvaniu.y
when it adjourned to Monday next.
In tti- Ilou:e, t!i * bill for the relief of the step- j
mother of M or Brown, who was killed at Matumoras.
w.'.s ta-en up, which led to a discussion,
fro and com, the conclusion ot which was not
irriv d at when our despatch closed. By the
north' rri tele graphic line, we ha/e a full report j
of the p oc i . i - in the legislature, the most 1
imp .'riant p .rt < t the business trnnsacted, being1
the cmi'ir'-.I'lon of nominations in executive
session ot tin Cruton Water Commissioners, the \
1 ist of otaries Public, (previously published,)
i.nd t L >.n Commissioners. A hill was reported.
n' >vi iing for the rxpenses of the State
Go\er. i- at f r the nine months ending Dec. .
31 -r , 18G. ai.d another lor making appropria11ons
for 1 r cu"k1 d bt, and for the support of
the cm-Is for t!i" remainder of the year. The i
i .? 1 .,. f it r ; ? I..II Ill: rtn 11 n i i A (Mmklll '
but nothing definite arrived at.
Tiif* t 'i d telegraphic market reports will be j
found under their proper head.
Tuk liii.f.ci;'c Ti i.t gp.aph.?We give in another
(-0111111(1 id-i! .y, a full account of the pro- |
,rre.-. v. 11 h *? been mid.* in this important
invention it. the 1'uited States, with a map illu;f
. tini th various lines in operation, in pro- j
/ross. .,nd pr c: d 1? v ill be most interest- j
liigtoilie whole country. This invention?the '
electric t l-tradi?me of the greatest efforts of
t. i in of tii- j", springing from theremiri
uile and orig rial mind of Mr Morse, is |
p i ;g, i-.i a ?! r i i ne, to revolutionize this country
i. i J t e world at large. The electric telegraph,
in co.-i c.io with steam power applied
lo railroads tid navigation, together with the
extraordinary nveniion of the new printing
p;---t by Mr. li-c iHtd M. Iloe, of this city, pre.
.-nt a com .nation that aimost startles, puzzles,
and'"tonislice the human iniud We are ouly
I- y n to r.-a z-those miracles and wonders.
We have nUonishi <1 all Europe by our romantic
and rnir < ilou* conquest of Mexico, and we are
lining o s- 'i'iiish them more hy the wonders of
tl.etch raph, the rotary printing press, and the ;
jiowerof lut-licct, all combined. At this moment,
Mr. Hoe, we 1 urn, bus already oiders for
. uv rinlin - or u from ?ori nl
be il publishers i f London and Paris. What
" ctacle, to si'e Amerirun inventions .n the
i'ii - pre*?, sent to the great capitals of
' Mr Morae'ii singular invention has ]
h n .liit.ije ofin England and France; i
ti .ncterised by the lightning ge, 1
! i d Hi"" , to carry it into operation ns !
'v' '' ''i s country. We will have I
"? Yoik ni nnnecied with Mexico,
* d i n in in 'oints of this vast nor- ;
rn co..i: ' < .i' i.' ioj'. by the tele, j
, r " " "<" ii' o| Europe is capable
"I wi, . i. ni ci, as wonders, and i
its miraculous ie oh .
J) ti i i . !' ? .?Toe bu ding known as i
;,? : k str- Id N w i. nion. ( oon
? ? . t. II v d< Bfrojo (I fry firs on Wed'
i h i - I rtjr (l?-tioyrd is ?*tlin
' n ? . ti > ' 111 0, ou Kuiob, thsis **
bat * j urns, iiaur .lae.
I
i J 1 ?
Iti* tiamMn CUMM>ifaiT?><m
ot 11 nasality Mi Society,
That Governors of Slates should occasionally
axtretse their prerogative, and open priaon deora
to unfortunate beings whose incarceration resulted
from the rigor of technical law, oran unhappy
combination of circumstances, is not strange.
Neither is it strange nor wrong that an occasional
act of this kind of clemency should be exercised
in favor of a prisoner whose life seemsto be threa- '
tened in consequence of the discipline of the
panitentiary, but who might be restored to
health if liberated. There may even be inst^ices
where it is wise to reward and encourage
thorough reformation, by remitting a part of the
term of sentence, thus convincing the prisoner
that the law is not vindictive. All this may be
verv well: but when the Executive ol a State.
governed by influences which do not appear to
the public eye, becomes the notorious liberator of
murderers, house-buraers and breakers,thieves,
pickpockets and all kinds of precious knaves;
wtien the bolt is no sooner placed upon the culprit's
door than it is withdrawn bv ill-judged
leniency, it is time for those whose interests
and safety are jeopardized, to enter their protest
against the licentious use of the pardoning
power.
We are led to these remarks at the present
time, by seeing a list in the St. Louis Republican
of convicts pardoned by Governor Edwurds, of
Missouri. As many of them are desperalte and
well known scoundrels, we publish the list, so
that officers of justice and others may ba on the
look out
Ooivvicts PaKDOWED ii* Minor*!.
Kameeof For what Namee of For what
Convict' Crime Convict t Crime
Pardoned. Sentenced Pardoned Sentenced.
rhil Lt.iton nmra-r, Jvk H?iui'lon. grand larceny.
IS. Normin. .. bu glary, John Horiou.. .peijury,
Wm B. Hnll. .grand la<eeny, 1 H. 11 >i>kin*.rocbery,
t il. Williamt. .grand larceny, N Jac-ion.... bu'g a y
iv in Ki-ter... g-*ud l*rceny, Chra. Hiding, .grand larceny,
D. Pen.a hu-glary, Jamea Kector. .aaaaulc with
John VI. Lucai. do. int'uttn kill,
Nat Kid stabling with Joe Spu-fin.. .manslaughter.
iui'uttokill, J m Donoho... do
Jimrs Tiy.... murd-1, Sun J mirs.. .grand larceny,
Kdw.trd Smith murder. Jack Kef hum. do do
J imei Burr... negro stealing, K Baptme... do do
O.Thompson.. do do He'i'y Sm'th...robbery.
.Inhn Hillinet. .grand larceny, Jim l-handly.. .grand larreny,
T. MeVlunry..?' oaring with Bill JohniDU.. .mnide- aud
n l'.u t . kill, home hunting,
J"hn Price.... murder, Jaa Hifgim... hu ulary,
tins Shunn. .gr ud larceny, J.D.May awd'g aud att'g
Jaa. Bik-eiuw , .lounteif-itiug to burn a ( boat,
Henry Bryaut.Dnrgl.ry, 8am Kiivt awindliug,
\ Work negro ate *1 inc. Johu lamra,.. .grand larceny,
Jaa ( rawford. .rmbrzzling, Boh Kelly.... do do
Thorn.a Finn. .murder. ! hn "handle*.hour stealing, I
M. Cuter mm I tuber, 1) hi Danism!.. .grand larceny,
A. t'uMe grand larceny, O W.Green., do do
U. Siinmoi t...'orgery, ft. Hend-rson. .robbery,
la k Kagiu ... gr uid la'ceny, Jci.u Tisdell. ..hone stealing
H. M. Dikd i.. do do
' J.Bri Bgelow was ta'tcn up In Illinois for counterfeiting,
shortly after bit discbarge from the Missouri
penitentiary, and is no* n the Alton p-nitantUry He
is the moat noted oountr .-fetter in the West Bill Johnson
is a noted anoumir* . and was sentanned tor ninetyfour
y?ara. James 11 Hopkins is a hardened villain
>nd not-d robber He 1 ad upwards of six years to serve
und?r his sentence. wL-n pardoned. Henry Smith la
tlao known aa * great villain He was an accomplice of
Hopkins and had also about six years to serve. Many
o'her* In the list are well known to the polios officers
hk niuuiig iuh uiu?i ?u.iBuun?a Bcouuuren wno nave ever
iofcated our oommuntty."
But look at home. We have good reason 1
to complain of the existence of this same j
eviliu our own State. Very large sums of the j
people's money have been expended in bringing
to trial and judgment notorious offenders against
the laws, and our officers were at one time successful
in procuring the couviction of quite a
number of celebrated rogues, both male and female;
but they were hardly placed at their several
duties at Sing Sing, before it was announced
that one was consumptive, another repentant, ,
and others, for various reasons, entitled to fa- ,
vor; and so, at last, we have the whole crew at I
large; and that, too, before they were hardly
missed Irom amongst us. Some of them are J
taken under the special charge of the prison \
association, and by dint of close watching and a
liberal patronage, are kept from openly violating
the laws. Others return to their old
tricks, utid, in spi'.e of consumption and all that,
arc soon picked up by the police for relieving
gentlemen of their watches and pocket books.
Here is a public document showing the cases
ui uuiiiuiuiiiiiuii ttiiu I'druuu, gr&iueu uy vjovcr* j
nor Young, of this State, during the presen,
year 1847:?
PABDO.KI ASD CoMMl'TATJu.KI BX THE t>OTLB>OR Or N?ST
Ion.
Samet of Convicts. Crimes, Sentence. |
Ct.Tiuhuii. murder, to lie huug, (com'd)
JerrmiAii B. Tillett, do do do !
ltd * trd O'Ci tiner, do do do
J V?n -tccubnrB, do do do
Noah M. Thomas, do do do
( It i Hall, burglary, t yeara.
Thomas Henry, grand larceny, 2 yeara k 7 months.
John Delauey, aaaault wilh im to kill. 10 ye?ra.
Johu H Cooni, riot assault k bat lie I do
Thomas Morgan, riot, armed (ditguis'd)2 do
Moses Katie, in msliu.liter, lat deg tor life,
Dauiel Northrop, do do do
Daniel W Squ.rea, do do do
atviu Madison, do do 10 yeara.
Zera Preaton. da do for life,
William rteside, do do 7 yeara.
John cnrch, do do do
Isaac I,. Burhana, do do do
John Pncenix, do do do
John Lament. do do do
William Urnbsue, do Id do do
i ht. D McCmnbar,robbery, 2d degree, do
William J irelyu, manslaughter 4tn deg. 2 yeara.
Smith A. Boughton.r. btiery. fur life
Abner Vtirary, aaaault with in. to kill,2 yeara and 6 moa.
Tburnaa (Ja npbell, forgery, 4 teas and 6 mua.
Allen l.ee, gra d larceuy.S indiet.lt yeara.
J ha Mostea, Toigery, 4 yeara.
L It. llotfgk na, bugUry and larceny, 4 years and 6 moa.
*l F. laenpricc, manslaughter 3d deg 3 yeaia and 4 mos.
* I'll,mi s Stater, aaa tult w. tu. to aaaim 2 yeara.
Jaowa P Backus, lorgery, 4 yeara and 6 mot.
L K llndgaina, ba g ary ard larceny, 4 years and 4 moa.
Beij K. Smith. arson 3d degree 7 years.
Schuyler Joues, petit Ur. 2d offence, 2 years,
Willi iin J. Brush, grand larceny, 5 ye ira.
Michael Wil'i nn;. oirgery. j ye ra,
r.de'urd ''ooper, giaud In ceny, 2 years.
Amber I'ce do 10 yeara.
Neia.nUai is, forgery, 4 years and 6 moa.
W. I). W Mcutrosi.grtud larceny, 2 indict 6 years.
Fel'X Ilerkins grand larceny, 2 years and 3 moa.
Am .roar H. Bacon,perjury, 14 years and 6 moa.
Tnomss Lindaley. do 2 years.
*?.M. Wtiitsheud, grand larceny, 2teara.
tephen Bush, attempt to coin arson. ! yeara.
i Jim <.> i (inv, Durgiary anu i ireeny, o yeara and 6 moa.
vlnry Thome, d<? ilo .1 years.
tiarntCirk, grand larceny, 3 years and 6 moa. ,
'ainea "loan. do u year*.
Lerlos H. I'erera, do 2 yema
Vtrtm Vau'ekar, forgery, 3 yeari.aod 3 tnoa.
Br ok Woodruff, d > 5 yeara.
J.-hnOile grand larceny, 1 yea-a.
Kreo'a Wataon, do J yeara.
0 rent Snow. aaiaolt intent to rapt 4 veart.
Tnomas A. Weed, perjury, J yaara
HeuryM llagge, forgery, J yeara.
la-.ic LockwooU. in utl :uthter, 2 yeara.
Michael Bremen, bigtiny, Jyeira
Jetie t -1c.r, a-ion, 10 veara.
Joaei h L sdell, gr.ti.il larceny, 2 indict. 12 veara.
Mlied ick Vincent, fjrgeiy, 2 yeara
Jane Bacon. pe jury, It yeara.
JohnS Wight, lorgery, 2 indictinenti.10 yeara.
KinniuH f'r.li louhery, 1J yeara and I moa.
in r.cli A Wolf, grind larceny, 2 jraa.
heal i Aloeu, bur. and tar 4 indict. 10 yeara aud S inoi.
N .ill ib Hit art. jrciauO larceny, 2 veaia aud 3 moa.
J."linn L rid n. btaaoix. 2 yeaia
UIt n W Co.itilni bu'gliryuad Ufarny, 3 yaara.
Andrew Jackson, grand larceny, SyMra.
netli \ < li ae forgery, do
Sunuel kalou giauu larrcjy, do
Cu' ie. Arm tiuog. do 4 yeara aud 3 moa.
all rd i Hue, ho gla y auj larceny, 3 yean.
J ihn Mr Uonough,robbery If degree, 10 yeara.
Oiuiel l alkuia, a anu. 3d degree, 7 . eaia
John L-igrll lo'gery. S yeara 4 and moa.
armaiille Kelt n, gn.n 1 laiceny, 3 >ears
Jvh i T vlnatera i iraery. lOyetra.
fx trick Murphy, g mud larceny, 3 years.
/ H i Hoi Tea. do 3 year*.
\ tigurini 7 or on, burglary 3d degree, 4 years.
Jointi hignor, Kinnd I irceny, 3 tears.
inni M dunes, subor.mtiuu aud jieij 7 yeara.
JohiKigier. grand larceny. 2 year and 2 roci
Huee, li Dunbar obt ng bv f.nrereueea 2 yeara
vlerritt Wh-eler, aatnu.i with iu to kill,7 ye ire and 4 mea
iiiiarn li in. bigamy, 2 ) earl and * moa
? lainn B? .nett giaud larceny, 4 years and 8 moa.
Kreeman Kor ea, d.i t y?ai?.
Hiram Kc-d, aaarnlt, intent to rape, 2 > ear*
ioba it ilibbird. forgerr 8 v ears and 4 moa.
Tl.eiiilo e B uber, ynn<l larceny, 2 yeara.
Andrew ,Vlayn, robbery litdrgree, li ye?ra and6 moa.
Lr vi H ii iM jr. all fin It tiro .ml bur 7 veara.
I'atrick T.acy, roll cry Iti !?? ee, 14 yta.it.
P r?'i Cii'd, petit la'Cruy 5 yea-a.
William Ba-r.-, m u't with in to kill, 10 >tin.
Wnlum Walker, buglary lit degree, IV yeara.
Oliver <> Uelion, lotge y, 2 yenra.
W. r r'klli li.irrey roliberr 1 st d'g-ee. IV year*.
Pin ?|> Porker, keeping bawdy houie jar. 6 in. It fine tlOO. '
Dune .n Hart, atiault and btUery, penitentiary i year
Me r. >r I). B.ilri ffiu.rec'ritiii atoleu prou'y jail 3 m kfjnelljtl
k rederirk h' Clow, roinormg dead DoUiea jail h m k fine $Mi.
Jnhu MrMirvai, petit larteuy peuitriuiary 6 uioa
Will.am Mu'ien. do do do l
Nathaniel Johuaon, do jail 4 ui kfi>e$lt)0.
' h rlea Murray, being a vagrant, i euiteutmry J m a
tl x? Nurretiy, do do 4 moi I
latin, B 'or, d d .1 in %
*1,1,11 W nam. keep'g die rly hobit, pes 30 d kfiuekku j
8m>a*l H'?l-ater receiv 'g atolen ( oda, do 9 m ktiuetk'i '
Terrer re W.itere,.n?*Uii and baice.y, d i 6 nnoiihi
J?m*a "4 I ell, -lo eity p Hid k f 11 j '
Jo in Keinieoe, ic peniteniiary 6 mot
" l)e, ii Kennedy, do i o 8 do |
vlich el i r.n'v. letting bawdy hooiet, f ie ol SCO
Pai m k Ma tin, a??mlr ?nd battery. i eiutenfiaiy C moa. !
C.iul Pete., telling Inj. to 'i.diana li.ieiftti
Jerrv 0 -vb. *??-olt ami bntte, y, penitentiary 8 mot
Of" ft 4>||i(uE| an v in to kili.4 md do 2yrara ,
/V'oMeh.o petit larceny, do 6 mo#
leii* Ai' lrrioo, do do 8 do j
Jnhu h Kule, obt prop'f by I p *i. do 9 do
J III! I rk. ie?au and battel y, do C do
Cnnneied in vew Vew Vorii.
Paii-s i ude, the iiolonoae receirer of allien gooda,
h t bee poi-dui.ed aiut e the preaeut year coinmenred.
II?*ie ae Ilie names of over one hundied
k nave*, wlto had been declared unfit to live in so
'
(fictf, aud who WKM, thereto**, #aged u dange* j
out beasu are, to prerant them fiom annoying the
community; and yat the ohief magistrate of the
State voluntarily beeotnea the antagonist of the
courts where these men have been tried, and, setting
aside the saored character ot the penal law,
says, in effect, to the murderers, robbers, swindlers
and others : " It's all a farce, and now that
sentence is past, the play is over, and you can go
about your business." The old motto, " Fiat
jtutitia ruat cmlumthe wisdom of which used
to be universally acknowledged, is by these executives
thrown aside as obsolete and valueless.
What peculiar argument! have been used to produce
such soft spots in the hearts of men holding
the pardoning prerogative, within a few years,we
cannot conceive. It is true that in one of our sister
States, here at the North, there was a Governor
who was troubled with this same weakness,who ,
could not bear to see his constituents breathing
the foul air ot the State prisons; he, too, found a
most agreeable duty in signing pardons; and
what was most singular in this case, he seemed
to be prospered, for although he entered the gubernatorial
oftice as poor as a rat, he came out of
it so rich as to be the envy of many of his less
fortunate companions, who, poor, envious
wretches, used to write down the names of pardoned
convicts, and place opposite to them
amounts, large and small, but which, when added
together, made up the sum of his riches ;
but these were poor benighted people, who could
not comprehend the hidden meaning and beauty
of the saying, "virtue is its own reward or
of Shakspeare's lines, in which the quality of
merov is described?
u * it la twice blessed,
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes '*
There is a sickly, sentimentalizing, kind of
counterfeit philanthropy abroad,which does more
mischief by a meddlesome interference with
the administration of justice, than can be balanced
by the good wh ch is accomplished in the
reformation of delinquents; and the mawkish
appeals of these nssociationiats are, doubtless,
made (at any rate ostensibly) the excuse on the
part of Governors for pardoning culprits out of
their merited and adjudged confinement. It is a
sort of fungus growth of something which is
mistaken for benevolence, and the less the community
experiences of its effects the better.
Your regular, professional law-breaker, is more
business like in his affairs than most persons
suppose. When about to break open a house or
burn a store, or waylay a traveller, he counts his
chances?first, of being detected, and secondly,
of escaping punishment in case he should be
taken; nnd finally, he weighs the punishment itself.
Against all of these he places the proposed
amount to be gained, if he should succeed, and
viewing all with an eye aided by experience in
crime and its contingents; he prosecutes or abandons
his enterprise, whichever course seems
warranted by a comprehensive view of the probabilities
of the case; and in his calculations he always
includes the chances of be:ng pardoned. We
have often heard this systematic mode of calculating
chances by the thievish clan, spoken of by
officers of the law, and others whose business
calls them to the investigation of such matters.
There is no security except in the certainty
?r t ot ... i j i..?. if
v/ ui j'uuiDuuitin. ucv un uo*o iniiu ia?9, 11
you please; but let them be administered with
a certainty which gives no room for hope to the
offender who defies them. Let justice, at least,
temper your generosity, Messrs. Governors.
Rumors or Peace with Mexico.?The rumors
of peace with Mexico arc again revived by the
last intelligence from that quarter, and seem to
have Borne form and pressure. These rumors
seem to be mixed up with British diplomacy
and British anxiety for & settlement of our
affairs with Mexico, and were conveyed in a
British ship of war to New Orleans.
We have no doubt that the British government
is very anxious for any kind of a peace between
the United States and Mexico, so that the
American army may be withdrawn from that
Country. The possession, or holding, or annexation
of Mexico, would be a terrible blow to
British supremacy and British capitalists in this
hemisphere. The moment our army receded to
a defensive liue, would see the British government
taking steps to take possession of Mexico
For this reason, we trust that no treaty may be
made between the United States and Mexico, but
that annexation may become the permanent
result of the present anomalous condition of
things. We want no peace with Mexico?no
termination of hostilities?no withdrawal of our
troops. Our Mexican relations are in an excellent
condition, and may be permitted to shape
themselves, in their luture course, without any
difficulty or trouble. In our view, the annexation
of Mexico is as important, and will tie as
beneficial, to New York and New England, in
manufacturing and commercial respects, as the
annexation of Louisiana waa nearly half a century
ago. The manufacturers of New England,
aud the commerce of the world, will he. more
benefitted by holding possession of that country,
than by any other event that can take place for
the next half century. We are, therefore, in favor
of holding on to Mexico, precisely as we have
her at this moment. Let the army spread itself
over the country?let all the mines and the be6t
portions of that country be taken possession of?
let revenues be collected, and let tht whole of
that ignorant and malignant people be 6et to
work, in a proper way, under North American
superintendence, and there is no doubt that, in
less than twelve years, the opposition of New
Englvnd will sink into nothing, and that that
portion of the country will be glad of the annexation
of Mexico. We trust the President will
agree to no treaty, and that all rumors in regard
to peacp are idle and ba?e!ess.
England wants Mexico?France may want it;
but we want no such thing as a treaty with
Mexic
More Banks Brkakino.?We have a list of
half a dozen banks in this and other States,
which will moat likely break, and cheat the
eommunitv. within n few weeks We rnnlrl
wurntbe public of these banks; but we don't
think there is any necessity, or any use in doing
so. Heretofore the people have been frequently
warned by us; but they paid little attention to it.
We therefore think it <s better to permit those
particular institution that are now circulating
their money for the purpose of cheating the community,
to let them cheat as much as they can,
and shave to the extent of their ability; for the
public deserve to be cheated, until they are
brought to their senses properly, in regard to
hanks and the bnnking system.
The ( holbra Panic.?Great efforts seem to
be making in some quarters, to create a panic
about the cholera approaching this continent
from Europe. We believer thege praise wot thy '
efforts to create a panic, eppng from a number o
medical speculators, who have prepnred them"
selves with a variety of curious, new, and M
sive medicines, to cure that disorder. 7'h? best
way for the people to manage will lie to keep
thems-lvrs perfectly quiet?there is no danger j
of the cho'era?and, by so doing, save their i
unH th#?ir mnn^v h! fh^ snmp tirnp
Bktti.no for thk Poor ?We offer the following
het to the Tribune newspaper, tlx proceeds,
whoever loeep, to he handed over to the Mityor,
for chnriiaU,e PVfO'-.et ?
$100 tbet the daily clfeotuion o. ?e 1'c > Yotk
tin "Id I* greater theu the TV 6.me. -
too that it is half as maah again
fiOi) that it is twice ss much
All or none to be taken together.
Will Alegars. Greeley Jt McElrath please to
repl
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VWi Uk? iMdl,
pKTKRtBUto, Jau. 21, 1648
The overland express of thia morning contains
Mobile papera of the 16ih, and New Orleans of
the Iffth. There is no neWB from the aeat ol
war.
Harbsr Matter*. ?
Albany. Jan. 21, 1848.
The following names were sent into the Senate,
to-day?nominations for the office of Harbor
Master*?for confirnation: Owen Urennan, T.
Jerome, Blnnd, Chamberlain, Captain Wood, and
one of the Sandy Hook pilots. There were two
others, whose names did not transpire.
VHIRTIBTH CONQHBII.
FIRST SESSION.
Washington, Jan. 91, 1S4S.
Senate.
announcement of the de4th ok hon. mb. iiobnbeoe
A message wai received from the lloaaa of Representatives,
announcing the decease of Mr. Hornbeok
member of that body from Pennsylvania, and transmit.'
ting their prooeedlngs on the subjeot.
Mr. Cameron pronounoed a brief; but eloquent eulogy
on the deoeased member, and the usual resolutions being
passed,
The Senate adjourned over till Monday.
House of Representatives.
personal explanation!.
Mr. Jamibson made some personal explanations in re.
lation to some dosen alleged errors in a report ef his
speeoh, published in a Washington paper.
The Speaeer decided that bills from ths Senate were
first in order, end several unimportant ones were read
twice and referred.
The House bills, which had previously passed in oommittee
of the whole, were tbon taken up.
relief bills.
The bill for the relief of Robert Roberts was recommitted
to the Committee on Claims, to report from what
fund it shall be paid.
The bill for the relief of the legal administrator of the
late John Cox, of Boston, was passed.
pension to mks shown.
In Committee of the Whole, Mr. Bckenek In the oha r,
the bill for giving a penslen to Mrs Brown, the stepmother
of the late Major Jacob Brown, who was killed
Vf atemnwaa wpas talran 11 n ami thes ^Isrtiiasinn ftvtm
list Friday resumed.
Mr. Stewart, of Pennsylvania, was In favor of Its recommittal
to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions,
with instructions to report a general bill.
Mr Bowlw, of Missouri, advocated his amendment to
allow her 9300 per annum, from the decease of Major
Brown.
Mr. Atkinson, of Virginia, opposed the bill, and went
into a review of similar aots of Congress, opposing the
giving of a pension as a reward for the services of the
late Mejor Brown, as a dangerous preoedent; but he
would be in favor of a general law.
Mr. Kino, of Oeorgla, replied in defenoe of the bill.
Mr. Johnson, of Arkansas, was in favor of legislation
on this particular case.
Mr. Rockwell, of Massachusetts, supported the bill.
[The continuation of the day's proceedings is unavoidably
omitted on aooount of the telegraphic wires being
again deranged.]
NEW KORK LEGISLATURE.
Alrant, Jan. 31, 1848.
Senate*
sheriffs and other judicial officers.
Mr. Wilkins reported a bill in favor of the amendment
of the House to the bill to provide for the filling
of vaoanoies in the oflloeof sheriff, and other judicial officers,
whloh was agreed to, and the bill passed.
widow's tension laws.
A. (uutuuvu ww vucimvs, umnujj uu vruu^iodd tvt dvuio
new provision to the Widow's Pension Lewi, which was
agreed to.
brooelyn oas company.
A bill to amend the charter of the Brooklyn Gas Company
was passed.
statk engineer and acrvetor.
The bill relative to the State Engineer and Surveyor
was taken np, and further debated. A motion to refer
the bill to a select oommlttee, to report oomplete, was
cut off by the Senate going Into
executive session.
The Senate then went into exeoutle session, and confirmed
the list of Notaries forwarded in the despatch of
10th instant. The following nominations were also oon
firmed: Philip Hone, John H. Williams, Natbanle
Weed, M. O. Roberts and J H. Harris to be Croton Water
Commissioners; Edgar ICetoham and John Ridley
Loan Commissioners; Suffolk County Notaries: G H
Cooper of Southampton; P. Fordbam, do. TheHaibor
Masters wese not deelded upon. Dr. Whiting was nominated
for Health Officer at New York. This appointment
will probably be acted on next Tuesday.
Assembly.
assessments in new tore citt.
A memorial was presented from A. G. Thompson and
others of New York city, in relation to the mode of making
assessments, and for the appointment ot a board of
commissioners for Improvements.
dahaoe by riots.
Mr. Beach reported a bill, to make cities and village 0
responsible for all damages produced by riots which oo
our therein.
heating the capitol.
Mr. Lee reported a bill to heat the capltol, by means
of hot water to becondncted in pipes.
the manufacturing rill
The special order of the day, the manufacturing bill
was then taken up in committee.
Mr. Walsh offered an amendment, imposing full per.
son el liability, which wss rejected. He then moved to
make the stockholders jointly and severally liable, in
proportion to the amount of their stook. This was also
rejected.
The section providing for personal liability cf trustees
making dividends after insolvency of companies coming
I UP'
Mr. Myers moved to strike out that portion of it
whioh exempts absent and objecting trustees.
i uc uuiuKiubits ru^e wuuoui ?nng>ny question.
KliOlIt COt'NTT CONTESTED ELECTION.
The Attorney Uenerai. reported that testimony
taken in the matter of the Niagara county contested
election, might be taken before the County Judge.
CANAL EYPENIES.
The bill making appropriations for oanal expenses
and for the State government for the nine months ending
December 1848. was ordered to a third reading.
DCarknU.
New Orleans Mrrrets, Jan lfi?Cotton?Prices the
same Sugar, fair, 3J?a a 4c. Molasses, 18\o a lOe.
Flour, languid Freights?Nothing new. Exchange?
Large transactions in sterling bills for the steauner.
Albany, Jan 21,1848.?Flour Is dull, owing to the
tightness In the money market. Prioee range from
ft 87 a 0 37. In grain the quotations are the same a*
yesterday.
Boston, Jan. 31.?Flour?There was no material
change In the market, and sales of 800 bbls were made,
including Oswego, Michigan, with lots of Genesee, at
$0 87)4 a 0 SO. Corn?Sales of fiOOO bushels were made,
including Western mixed, at 70 a 71o. Old yellow continued
scarce, and no sales transpired Wheat?Seles
of 300 bushels were made if common Western at 13to
Rye ?Bales of 0 or 0000 bushels Wkre mad* at 0Jo. Oats
continue steady at 63o There was something more
doing in Provisions, without material ohaDge in prioes
Freights were some firmer
[Telegraphic Cor of Philadelphia Bulletin ]
From Manta Fe.
Rr. Lot is. Jan 31. 1848 ?There have been later dates
received here from Santa Fe, but there has nothing of
particular interest transpired.
The territorial Senate had adjourned sine die. but the
House was still in session, debating the right of the Senate
thus to adjourn
Captain Peliser still remained In command at Fort
Mann. The troop* were in the same disgraceful state of
Insubordination?oJ3eera and men doing Juit a* they
pleased.
Colonel Gilpin was at Fort Bent.
Nenslor Curwlii.
Coi.t'Msi'i, Jan 31.?The Will* Convention has ad
J corned after the passege of resolutions denouncing the
war and supporting Senator Corwln in his position on
that subject No expression cf opinion was elicited #s
to the candidate for the Presidency.
Peace PropoaalaFstssisuso,
Jan 31 -Tne Southern mall brings New
Orleans dates to the Idth Ssreral arrivals from Crasos
and VeraOrui Orleans pip?r> credit rumors of peace
negotiation* through 'be mediation of Knglaod.
hipping Intelligence.
Nr.wl)ii.n?i. Jau 14?Old aliipt Clyde, Uoitnn;
Persia, , do.
..'! 1"
Mall Failure*.
The mall failed at Ht I.ouis Jan 7
' Fast era mail failed at New Fork, (morning) " 31
" Northern " Wilmington, N. C... ' ]0
" Eastern " partly Baltlmors " IB
" Northern " Augusta, Oft " IS
i i
I
MM J ii mi ? i i
| TtMMrwl mm* Mmimi,
rut Tmmii. HabiU ?nd hit HsiMudea
the unrivalled: Madame Gardner, the greeefhl; Afmar'
I the dashing; Sergeant, the greet Protean eot rider; Stout, !
the elegant Hercules; the ponies; the dnnelng horeee;
Cinderella, Queen Meb's saddle hone; Cane on the An- 1
pbora ; Ruggleron, on the flying wire; and the laughable
tricks, oddities, joke* and witticisms of the men in mot- ,
ley, are sureley ingredients enough for one evening's ,
entertainment; at least, the full honees whloh are seen
nightly at Old Drnry, show; that tha public are determined
to support the enterprise ot .Messrs Hands. Lent
It Co ; but they support it because tbs entertainments
are ell first-rate, and they get a real quid pre qua tot ]
their money. It is all nonsense at the present day to
fanoy that people will patronize this house or that house,
merely beoauae it is auch a bouse. A real bona fiJt entertainment
is rsquired. and then they will go quick
enough, as the run of audiences lately at the Park Thea
tr# has shown. To-day they give an extra afternoon '
performance. oommoucingat j'-i r. M , for the auom- I
modation of family parties. Of course the usual evening
performance is also given.
Bowiav XHKATaa.?Every evening this week there
have been crowded houses here, to witnees.Barrj's magnificent
war spectacle of the " Battle of Mezloo," and we j
xpeot that this evening there will be a regular Jam to
se it, Saturday being a kind of gala night to many who
woik hard and faithfully during the week We have
no doubt that hundreds of them will tbis evening take
some little recreation in seeing bow their country's battles
were fought and won. The stage appointments and
suooesston of eoenes are now perlect. and go off as
smoothly as possible. The reviews, marches, and fighting
scenes, are all managed in excellent style, and Itreally
Is a pleasure ior those who are at all militarily inclined
(and who In these days is not?) to see how regularly
everything is done; every supernumerary even eeeme to
be thoroughly drilled end to take an interest in having
the pieoe go off well To-night the performances commence
with the touching domestic drama of the " Kant
Day;" after which, the "Battle of Mexico"will be presented.
Chatham Theatri?There was a tolerably good audience
at this theatre last night. The performance was
commenced with a repetition of " Agnei de Vere, or a j
Wife's Revenge," which was received throughout with .
marked approbation Mr. Kemp gwe his feats of gym- I
oatloe, which were reoeived with strong marks of approbation.
The ''Bride of Abydoa, or the Pirate cfthe
Isles." a beautiful drama, was then performed, in whioh
Mrs. Wilkinson, in her nsual successful and effective
style, sustained the character of .Zuleika, and was loudly
sad long applauded The sceiury adds very much to
the piece, and those who oeg acted the opportunity to
see the performance, have teste rich feast. Mr. Buther- |
land, as Mlrsa, sustaiucd hie part with happy effect.
Mr. 8 is becoming very popular by his rapid improvement
To-night is the beueht of Vir O'Brien, the Irish
oarioaturist. and a bill wortby of afull house is offered.
Broadway Thkatrk.?Last evening being set apart
for the farewell benefit of Mr O H. Barrett, and the
programme of performances being exceedingly attractive,
several eminent artists having volunteered their
services, the house, at an early hour, was filled from pit
to dome, and presented a most brilliant array of the
beauty and firhlon of the] oity. The entertaium -nts
commenced with the drama or " Ernestine." in whioh
Miss F. Wallack, Mr. f.-ster. and Mr Fredericks bus
tained their characters well Madamo Augusta, the
never-fading _ never-tiring. always ' pleasing dan*?ute,
next appeared in the beautiful danoe," L i Caitilia
We never saw her to moreadv ntage Hhe was dressed
In - Kin* utin frnnfcr rlrhlu enthroltlnred. and looked the I
ohaiacter to the very life. There are many who are excellent.
ao far aa the term danoing goes, bat .V adsine
Augueta poaaeseea a versatility which, in her profession,
few cau boast of?her neat pat, graceful figure, chaste,
beautiful carriage, and every quality neoesaary to constitute
a finished ariiste, and whioh have crowned her {
the queen of her profession. The"Comio Polka," with
Mons. Fredericks, was light and graceful, and elicited
the unanimous oheera or the audience. Next in sue0ession.
was the screen scene from the oomedy of the
Sohool (or Scandal." in whloh Messrs. Barrett, Lynne.
''nd Lester admirably sustained their respective characters
as, also, Mrs. Farren as Lady Tearle?her style
differs from others, being somewhat of the wes'ern
school, but her conception and reading are good, and her
actlou graceful and dignified. Then followed Siguora
Cloooa, in her favorite dsnoe, " La Palacea " So Far as
dexterity of foot and nimble bound are conoerned, this
lady Is an excellent dantcinc, but, to our mind, she
laoks much of the etse and elegance of style which peer
out so conspicuously in the truly accomplished Madame 1
Augueta. The ' Musical Olio" next succeeded, in which j
Madame Otto filled a prominent part?the grand scena
was given with much sweetness, and excellent exeeu- I
tion, and the Tyrolese song, " My Mountain Home," was !
very well reoelved; but we confese, we have beard this J
obarming vocalist in better voloe, on many former ocoa- i
Ions. There was one great blank in the performance,
and that was the non-appearance of Madame Pico, whose
name, by some mistake, was inserted in the bills. Maoy
of her admirers were present, and expeoted to hear the ;
sweet, fall, and round tones of her incomparable oon- ;
tralto voice, the charming intonations of which have so
often been heard with delight at the Tabernacle, and
at Palmo's Opera House. This evening Mrs. Farren J
takes her benefit?she is a very good aotress, and, no j
doubt, from the attractive features of the bill, there will |
be another full bouse. The " Hunchback," and " The i
Lady of Lyons," are among the pieces in theprogtamme. I
Chsistv's Mimitskls.?These performers are certain- j
ly the niawia Annum of negro singers The very om- i
nibns drivers in Broadway are benefitted by tbsm, as :
every evening they make many a fare, taking people to |
and from their conoerts. Thus, in one sense, they may j
be looked on as public benefactors; besides this, they delight,
at the lowest calculation, 3,500 people weekly; and j
having been here sixteen weeks, it follows that 40,000 is ,
the number they bdve pleased. This certainly entitles i
them to the freedom of the city; they woa't stop, how
ever, until they have sucg to a round 100 000, and not I
then, perhaps. In addition.to their usual evening performance
they give an afternoon one. commencing at !
three T. M . for the accomodation of the little folks and '
family parties
Broadway Odvo.v ? The most sucoesrful troupe of ,
model artists here oonclude their engagement et this
house this evening The perform snoes are for the bene- .
fit of that comical fellow, Velentinl, with bis plurality of ]
voices. Ha gives some amusing dialogues, and the Model
Artists will appear in no leva than eighteen different
tableaux.
PlMTEl'X'l CELEBRATED LlVlWS MoDEL AlTIITI ?
These artists, who have been gathered iu our city, from
the prettiest of American liliies, are about departing on I
a professional tour to the Southern cities of the United i
States. M. Pinteux, the enterprising manager, has pre- \
pared every thing to make his exhibition the most admirable
among oibers of a similar kind; aDd we must
state that his company is, beyond doubt, the best and i
tb* most clnstical Each piece of property is new?silk
tights, gold and silver laces, daggers, Uncss, helm-tg.
dresses, bo., all newly made by skilful bands; and, undoubtedly,
after the great success M P obtained in
New York, at his Broadway Odeon. he will find numerous
admirers of fsmala beauty, and poirs plastii/u-i in
every place he may go to, north, south, east or west,
up or down. The h oupr ef this able manager Is composed
of six handsome women, and four well-shaped men
? among whom is the celebrated French Hercules, M
Easier, the chief poseur of the company, haviDg the
superintendence of the " position"' of all groups.
From the furor created by this company at Its first appearance
here, It must be easily appreciated that this
will go ireictndo, Instead of diminishing, during their
oyage.
The stevermkheitrhe musical. Company give their
eleventh ooncert this evening at the Tabernacle They
have become quite the rage, and we have no doubt the |
house will te crowded, particularly as this concert is the i
last but one which they give, prior to leaving New York
tor some time to come.
Bantard's Panorama.?This splendid piece of painting
continues to attract crowds. We are glad of it;
every one who goes there oertaluly gets his money's
worth in seeing this magnificent work, and Banvard ie a
man who we hope will reap a fortnos from his untiring
seal and industry in completing this gigantic under- |
taking.
Mr Clarke, an actor of considerable celebrity, has ,
been confined to his room by alekness, for the last fort- i
night; but we are pleaaed to boar he will soon be able to j
resume his professional labors at the Bowery theatre.
Mr Charles Pitt Is playing at the Arch street theatre, j
Philadelphia.
At New Orleans, on the 12th, the VI ?e noise children ,
were dancing at the St. Cbarlec thsatio Mrs. Hunt ;
was playing at the same house, and Mr. Booth was to i
appear that evenlog on the board* af the Amerioan.
Mr Dempster gave a ooncert atBofaloon the 18 th
Biieacclanti has recovered, and was to appear last night I
ttha All,?.?m I. /sf?l ?.l. i
dl Lammerinoor "
Murine Affairs.
Lack#he! ?Thi Urge (hip Andrew Foeter, notleed on
Betnrdey, trill b? launched thl? morning at half put II
o'tlook, from the yard cf Menu Pertine, Patterson
Stack, at WHlUmibargh. near Grand itreet ferry.
A steamship of 1000 ton* will alio ha launched at the
uaae hour tliU morning, Iron the yard of W. H. Brewn<
foot of lOih (treat. She boltings to R. B. Forbfl, Erq ,
of Boston.
Tnasaw iHir Coaa Ltsw, built for Lunha.n fc T>1- '
j mon'e line of Glasgow packets, eai Uunotmd ycjterday {
at 11 o'clock, from the yard of her builder. In Portland. ]
| Me. She i? oso tons burthen, to be eomtnandtd by
| Frederick M Lambert
Intkm.igrnck fkom Santiago ok Ctoa.?The
nrnval of the schooner Catharine, Captain Scott,
has put us in possession of El Redactor, of Santiago
de Cuba, of the 29th ult. We do not find
any item of news in it,aa our previoua datei Irgpi
the Inland of Cuba are later.
The chain gang.o. p ij.li? pr?oo..e;o, who w?;k
at the public wmkrf in gangs, each one with a
i chain and ball attached to Ins leg, Imve hod some
little indulgences shown them this year, such aw
I more comfortable clrthea ttian the government
linn miurrio anowen mem. A chapel hns uleo
been opened in the prison, und ihey attend mans
there every Sunday.
A grand military march nnd ret tew of the
troops stationed at Puerto Principe, had taken
place on the 19 h ult. They are represented a*
being in u high state of dt>cip|ine.
We see tin account* of theatricals or operas in
this paper.
A late Kng'.tnh paper says:?Mr. Hughes, who Is worth
?30 000, besides the receipts arising from the late ssle ot
his celebra'ed main ninth equeitrian establishment, a
I fsw year* ago, began life selling Iticlfar matches B ttf.
of Astley's amphitheatre, aaw hltn pursuing his at e t
tion In a public house somewhere to the north of c*nitland,
waa kind to hint, ? ? l?,ln wnpl?/??nt, and he
(lOMsdad.
I nil III 'I I I" 'J.I JPiJj
T citar,iiit?iiig?(?.
tn We?thebThe wsather, y eater day ?y very
of and Mild; vary moota Ilka early spring it wu
lateral degreee warmer than the three or four preceding
day*, and it* pleasantness wee appreciated. Broadway
waa thronged from morning until night with the falreet
daughter# of the olty. who looked. In their gay attire,
like the bluihlng bloom of the flower* of May We oould
deaire weather no more pleasant than was yeaterdsy;
though at r ight the dark clouds rota from the wetter*
horlaon. and gave.lndl :atlon of a fall of rain.
Fibs?A Are broke out about two o'clock, on Friday
morning, in a wooden building at the oorner of West
Broadway aad Iteade street, occupied aa a grocery and
liquor atore Tha building was eutiraly destroyed, bat
covered by insurance.
A He?mit ? A Oerman, who gar# hie name aa Uroes,
was yesterday round in the cavern of a rook, near
Hiker's lane, where, it Is said, he he* lived alone for five
or eix year*. Th* oar* 1* ?o oontraoted that it waa impossible
for him to *it up In it, hi* only position being
prostrate III* only had waa an armfal *f atraw. whloh
served to shelter him from the eoid He subsisted entirely
upon the oharlty of those who would give him,
requiring little clothing? and what he had w*s In tatter*.
He obstinately refused to leavehia abode, and the i
only way he could be got from hla cavern, was by tying
a rope round his body aud dragging him out He Is a
man of about forty-five, of muscular proportions, very
competent to obtain a livelihood, but too indolent to
work for the necessaries of life.
Svoos* Death.?A man apparently about sixty years
of age, and ef very gentlemanly appearanos, took a seat
in a stage yesterday, at the corner of 3d Avenue and 8ixteew'h
street, for the purpose of going down town.
When the stage got to the corner of Twelfth street, he
was discovered with th* blood guthlug from his month.
He we* taken to a store, at the corner of Twelfth street
and 3d Avenne, and n physician aent for ; but all
effort proved vain, and he died in about fifteen minutes
He was a stranger to all who then saw him, and no due
could be had as to who he was. other than that the
name of''John Deeper'' was found on his handkerchief.
Drowsed ?Coroner Walters was called yestsrday to
hold an iuqueat on the body of Patrick Drlsaolb. a native
of Ireland, aged 30 ysars. who, one night, about three
weeks ago. went out to purchase some sugar for bis family.
from which time nothing waa aaen of him until bis
body waa fouad in Catherine slip yesterday. Verdlot,
" Death by drowning '' ,
Police Intelligence.
Honora Shtvpard Caught Jlgain?It will ba recolleoted
by many, that a few yeare ago a young woman by
the name of Honora Shepherd ..who for aeveral years has
bsen oocnected with an intensive gang of oonntarfeitera;
Honora being engaged, with others, to pass spurious
money, which finally terminated In her arrest, conviction.
and aentsnee to & yeara In the State prison; but
soaremy wae sne there on* year Wore she ?u pardoned
by the Governor, upon the promt** of her reformation,
and going Wnt Thl* was dene through the Interces ion*
of h?r friends, based ou her good eonduet while in
prison. She has now been arrested again, follow
ing up her old and winked practises, under the
following circumstances it appears that H>uora has
associated herse f with a gang of counterfeiters in this
oity. as a few nights ago she passed a counterfeit *10
bill on the Tradesman's Bank ot this olty, on Dr Dupuy,
corner of Houston street and Broadway, and on
Thursday night last, he (Dr. Dupuy) by chance met
Honor* iu the street, and at once recognised her to be
the individual who passed the bad bill The doctor
concluded to follow her. in order to asce'tain where she
resided; but scarcely had she gone two blocks, when
Honora discovered the doctor watching her actions,
and thinking to shake him off, she ran upon the
Bishop's stoop in Mulberry street. The doctor finding
that she was aware of his intentions, spoke to her, when
Honora rati off the stoop and up an allev oiose by, into
a shoemaker's shop, where sh<* claimed the protection of
the men present, who drove the doctor off, supposing (as
shehad asserted) that he wanted to insult her Officer
Donnally of the 14th ward polioe, was ealled in. who sot?d
as a guard for Honora. and esoortad her to her res denes
in Mulberry street, not knowing at the time who she was,
Dr. Dupuy all the time following In the rear; and when
the offloer left Honora at her house, he met the
policeman, and informed him of all the partioulare,
and the next day, Honora. together with Louisa Berry,
alia McDonald, aad Bridget Pbalen, aliat Kelly, wsre
all three arrested by officers Donnelly and Atherton. of
the lftth ward, when Honora was identified by Dr Dupuy
as the woman who passed the spurious $10 bill on
him, and likewise recognised by a grocer on th* ooraer
of Mercer and Houston streets, as having pasaed a si
uinar urn uputi iiiui uu ia? person 01 uonora m found
a $100 counterfeit btU, on the bank of Charleston. S C.
They were all tbree detained In the 14th ward itation
house, In order to procure further testimony. All persons
who hare taken counterfeit bills within the last
few weeks will do well, and farther the ends of justiee,
by calling upon Captain KiMner.ol the 14th ward polios
Ji Charge of Stealing.? Offloer Stnkeley, of the 1st
ward, arrested, yesterday, Henry A. Darian, on a charge
of stealing $300 in bank bills, belonging to Joseph Moore,
No. 346 West street. It appears that on Thursday evening
last, Mr. Moore dropped the roll of bills, in Charlton
street, amounting to the above sum, and in a few
minutes afterwards Darian came along, and wis seen to
pick up the roll of money by a young man by the name
of Ira Garrett, wli > likewise picked up a $10 bill which
is supposed to have been dropped by Mr Moore likewise.
Upon ths arrest of Darian, he acknowledged pioklog
up a roll of money, but said all it contained was $14,
which he returned to the magistrate However, that
did not appear satisfaotory to Justloe Osborn, who committed
the aooused fsr a farther hearing
Charge of Bigamy ? Officer Weed, of the 10th ward,
arrested yosterd-y. Win Ferguson, on a charge of marrying
Bridget Dockery. on the 29th of September, 1846,
while he had a wife still alive, residing at Tarrytown.
Justloe Ketoham locked him up for trial.
/ ? the cote of Derengy?William 11. Derensy. wae
arrested about a week since by officer Hays, on a oharge
of embezzling some Jt'600 sterling, whioh funds he held
in trust, being donations for the relief ef the starving
Irish, in the county of Moneghan, Ireland, wbioh he
brought to this country. Yesterday, Justloe Osborne
discharged the criminal oharge, which liberated him from
the Tombs, but ho was immediately arrested by Mr Vultee.
the deputy sheriff, oa virtue of a Stitlwel! warrant,
and held to bail in the sum of (44K)0. in default of which
he was lodged in the county jail in Ktdrldge street
Law Inirlllgenei,
Sitsvmic Couht?General IVm ? Justices Strong ,
Met ohd and Edwards ?This court will adjourn oa
Wednesday next, the 26th instant No. 4, Maion vs
Janet, was concluded It Is understood (be court will
not sit after this week, but will hold an adjourned term
in about a fortnight or three weeks.
Commow Plbas, Jan. 31 ?We are requested by the
/.lark ? li. f...-1-V.. .1 -
..... ?> run.i--.icB ri mr court for the
year 1847, published In the Herald on the 1st Inst., to '
state that his return contained contested causes only;
that ifthe inquests taken during the year were included,
the whole number oi onuses disposed of would amount
to fire hundred.
Si-verio* Cobrt?Chambers. Jan 31 ? Before Judge
Sand ford? Jr? the matter of \*iUiam II. Pillow, Jr , Edward
B. Pillow and John D Pillow ? IIiheat Corpus?
The three children, above named, were brought before
Judge Sandford. yesterday, under a writ of hab'at corput,
which was granted on the petition of Mr Edward
Fowler, of N?w Lebanon, in this Sla'e it appeared,
that Mr. William II Pillow, senior, the father of the three
boys, and hie wife, about two or three years ag >. jeined
the Shaking Quakers, and in December, 1848. he bound
his three sons apprentices, (the eldest of whom is thirteen
years of age; the next ten years, and the other
eight.) to Mr Fowler, until they should respectively attain
the age of 31 years Mr Pillow and his wife having,
si he stated, become sick with the absurd practioes aud
discipline of the Shakers, left them some time last year,
and came to this city, where he has since r? sided On
the 17ih of December, he went up to New Lebanon, employed
a lawyer, and caused him to isene a writ of rtpleCia<
farit, directed to the sheriff of the oouuty, under
which the sheriff took the children from 'Mr Fowler,
and gave them up to their father, who brought them to
this city. They were followed by Mr. Fowler, who
caused a writ of habeas corpus to be Issued The case
was argued to-day Judge Sandford examined the
boys privately; the two youngest preferred remaining
with the father and mother; ttao eldest boy chose to go
with Mr. Fowler. The Judge made an order accordingly.
SuaaoaaTK's Coubt ? Before Charles MoVean, Esq ?
In the matter of the JVtU of the late Alexand r Uorgan,
Eeq ?It appears that Mr Morgan died lu July laat.having
lirst made his will and appointed Mr. Warburton,
Mr. Buobaonan and Mr Lor/ney, his executors fie
devised the whole ot his property, which amounted to
about $30,000. to his executor* in trust, te erect a statue
to General Washington, upon coudition that the
corporation wonld give a site for its erection, and that
an equal amount would be raised by subscription or otherwise,
to be added to the ninouat bequeathed by til*
testator; but if tble condition wae not complied with,
turn ue uir?refcru turn, nil properly PIloilM b* t qu >lly lllHtributed
amongst the l.'ew Ycrk Hospital. the Uett and
Dumb Institute, and the Asylum for the Blind. The
exeoutors lodged the will In the Bum-gate'* office some
time since, for the purpose of taking out probate, upon
which the heirs of Mr. Morgan entered % envoi, on the
ground of Incapacity They contend he had been effected
to suoh an extent, f. r sereral years pre?ions tq
his death, as rendered him inoapable of making a valid
bequest The case was at.ly argued yesterday,on behalf
of the heirs, by Mr Henry I. Clinton and by Vr J P.
C rosby, and Mr. Thomas ou behalf of the executors ?
Decision reserved.
CiactMT CofaT- Before Judge Morse?WWcea r?
rsnr/ Wee?In this esse, the jury found a verdiot of $473
for the plaintiff.
I utest from C'uha.
[' orrssponui iiite ot Philadelphia Bulletin ]
Hatsna 'I Ii s city still r maine qtt et but the Cap.
tain Gcne-a! vratcli-s mora then er?r tha Creoles, on
totru-jf f I' I :ie llbe-al senlim- ute which they havt shown
m this Colon. end even n II. v.ma ir?e-;f The Count
of Arma, legitimate heir o; 'be opli ions of T.kob, Is on
the point o; lekvin,: t'? t-k? pr e?.?ion of his
ofloeas Captain General oi* tlic Isl .nd of Cuba God
savethe Island of prom.ie
Bt. Jaoo?F.ist nquaxr On Tuesday, 11th Dor,amber,
at I BlihUltl id V o'clc:k. on carthuuaka was f.dt la
thla cltv, accompanied bv ( rrible thunder?both of short
duratiOeii but- vk'-ii i.^ iie.iwu t.?e ?*ihabitants;
for when snob solid fewndetlbn* truaMe, he
soul csn rsst in P"sre Tlie nttnospHeni became thick
and heavy, and the stars lost :h -ir briliiseoy, but In (ft
short ttou every 'bing returned t > ite lot ier stats
Poaro Hico--On the l*'h i f Meostriber at ha'r'-past
10 o'elook In the moridi g,the .ii?n-of-i, ,i Villadn Bltbae
anchored In this poTC el r n pessag* of 11 days bringing
on b ard his RX'-eiltoc j Gemrsl Du Juan Prim.
(' iunt of Kens appoint*.* < aplatn tlenrrsl of thla
Island by her M?J?eiy tha Dueau of Spain The Couut
of Mi'aaol. his predecessor, aoaordlog to previous agree,
merit, had surrendered his command lo General Celelllino
Rult do la lUatlda At 3 o'clock of the same day too
s'ending army wns formed Into two Hues, from tuo
I'aWoetf th'-( apiain General as far na ths Castle of
Han Jueto. to receive his excellency, the aforesaid Couut
of Hens
Ou ihn 1(1 h, (lie frfga'e Ceres set sail froni
this port at II o slock in file mnrnti e. for ths nort. of
( aula, carrying on board hi* Kioolb-i.fy tho rount, of
Mlr**o| and fmolly, with hi* two amii.unl*. Oil rablo
Dull* and Du Manu?l (Jamara We iluoertl* hope ihtt
this chang* U for the he?t.
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