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NO. 5442. H TBI VDR.T LATEST FROM niROPP I Ireland. Liverpool, Saturday, April 14?1 P. M. We are in possession of advices which left Dublin at a very late hour last night. The only topic (.news related to the trial of Mr. Guvan Duffy. The evidence for the defence having been completed, the Solicitor General proceeded to reply on the whole case on the part of the crown. He used every effort to nullify the favorable effect which Mr. Duffy's defence hud apparently made on the minds of the jury, and contended that no matter how anr.able and truly philanthropic his conduct in private life may have been?and he admitted it was such?still the publication of the articles contained in the indictment as surely proved him a treasonable and dangerous man, and as such the jury must convict him. The senior judge, Jackson, proceeded to charge the jury, which he did at great length, and in a very fair and liberal spirit. The jury afterwards retired to consider their verdict, but had not agreed upon it up to the hour at which our despatch was sent off. The strong probability is that there will be no verdict, and although up to the latest moment, no official announcement was made, it is confidently expected thut the Attorney General will, shoulcf the jury d' agree, call unotlier jury, and proceed with trial the third, hoping still to convict and banish from his native land one of Ireland's warmest aud most gifted patriots. I Rumors prevail in,Dublin, that Lord Clarendon will shortly resign his office of Viceroy. The fact is that his Excellency clearly sees that his employer, Lord John, is " not strong enough for the place," and must, ere long, give place to an abler and more trustworthy statesmuu as premier. The accounts received this morning from the southern and western provinces, as to the spread of destitution and disease, have become really alarming. In Galwny cholera ia said to have supervened on dysentery; and yet, snys our reporter, there is no medical uid; the jiepple are left to perish without food, without medicine?even a grave is not to be had for money. Truly, this is lamentable in a Christian land. The rumor is daily gaining credence that Dr. Denvir, of Belfast, will be the new Catholic Primate. The Danish and German War. With reference to the engagement which had taken place between the Danes and German troops, it appears that the former had very decidedly the advantage; private letters from Copenhagen mention that the Danes captured sixteen cannon and took a good many prisoners; the number of wounded was also very considerable. Prussia. It is 6aid that the Emperor intends to return to Berlin earlv in the summer, and will take up his residence for some months, at least, in the custlc of Schonbrun. The preparations going 011 there confirm this statement. Commercial. Losdsn. Saturday Morning. April 11. 181P. Them continues to bo an abundance of money upon the Stork Exchange and in the market, for discount purposes. The transactions on the Stock Exchange, to-day, are not numerous. Prices opened nt the same figure as yesterday, both for money und account, and up to this Vinnr II'IL' l> M \ ?l nrfslka Lloyd's bookn do not present any important feature of interest, this morning. Liverpool Cotton Market, April 14?1 P. M. The tone of the market, to-day, 1h quiet, ami a moderate amount of business is going lorward. In prices 'there is not any change to report. The sales are expected to reach 4.000 bales. Liverpool Corn Market, April 14?1 P. M The trade is in the same firm position noticed in the report of yesterday's market. Few transactions haYo been reported to-day, but the prices of all kinds of breadstuff* are full, and will continue so until the re moral of the blockade from the German ports. Manchester Goods Market, ) Saturday. April 14, lb4t). ) The indisposition to operate for the continent, lias. In consequence of the blockade of the German ports, become more settled and determined. Partly as an indirect result of this state of so largo a branch of the business, the general flatness of the market has become Tenter during the last day or two; and prices have, for the most part, a lower tendency, and in some articles. a further decline has actually taken place. On India account, there' continues to be a moderate demand, principally for wide shirtings of the lower reeds, and as these are scarce, their value is maintained. Tho transactions for other distant quarters arc very slightly felt. The home dealers, whose trnde is extremely dull, arc scarcely ordering anything from the manufacturers. The depression continues to be greater in yarns than tn goods. Shipping; Intelligence. Liverpool, April 14?Arr, Salacis, from NOrleans; Clyde, Chariest mi. Bid Defence, for NYork; J Z, do; Liberty, do;O.vrrick. do; Saransk, l'hiladalpbia; Isaac Newton, do; i'almerston, i'us*in?. Watr.HFoitn, April II?Sid, Harmony, for Bostsu. Law Intelligence. Important Decision.?The question whether an indictment for bigamy can be sustained against a party who, divorced for cause, bad married again, came up at the last term of the Supreme Court of the seventh district, in Rochester, in the case of the people vs. Luther II. Hovey, indicted in the county of Monroe, for bigamy. Hovey pleaded to the indictment, admitting both marriages, but setting up in his defence a decree of the Court of Chancery dissolving the marriage with his first ?v wife, obtained upon a bill filed by her. charging him with adultery. The decree is in the usual form. It dissolves the marriage, and declares " that tho parties till an #<Yl nfthom a ea fwrv.n ikn evKI i4 5 /-.? . of." It also contains a clause prohibiting the defendant from marrying again. To this plea the District Attorney demurred, and the defendant joined In the deraurT?r. The Court of Oyer und Terminer sustained the demurrer, and the cnuse *a< brought into tlic Supreme Court by writ of error Judge Seiden. whose elaborate opinion is published at length in the Rochester .4</rerof this moruing. reversed the judgment of the Court of Oyer and Tcrmiucr, but said the defendant will not, therefore, ncecssarily go unpunished. though reaping tho penalty of the aet againat bigamy ; for, independent of that statute, be la subject to revere penalties by other laws. The fourth section of the artiele on marriage. 2 11. S.. 2d ed , 74. makes the marriage void, thus subjecting the offender to the painful onsofjuciiccs of public disgrace, illegit inmey of children. etc. In addition to this, sucli a marriage being #baolHtely prohibited by tho forty-seventh section of the aet concerning divorce; 2 K. S., 2d ed . p. 80. is .punishable as a misdemeanor by the net. 2 it. S., 2d ed., p. 682, sac. 46. Cot'rr ok Arrests.?The May term of the Court o Appeals will be held at the court house in the city of Brooklyn, commenting Tuesday. May 1st. There are 121 causes on the calendar, an increase of 11 since the Aiarch term. We give below a number of causes first " in order upon the caleudnr:?No 1. Lemuel Sawyer and wife, appellants, vs. Lleannr < lurk, et al . respondents. 2. Tho People, ex rel. Norris L. Martin, plaintiffs in error, vs. the .Mayor. Ac., of the city of Brooklyn. defendants in error '! Francis Oriffln ond others, appellants. vs. Hiram Barney, respondent. 4. Cyrus Barlow, appellant, against Mary Bartow ami another, respondents 6. James Rice, plaintiff in error, vs. Kdwurd Floyd, defendant in error, ti Joseph H. Seguine and another, appellants; against Henry S. Heguiue. resrindent. 7 Albert WyckulT. plaintiff in error, vs. I'eter ott and Marin, his wife, defendants in error. 8. Henry "Worrall and another, respondents, against David C. , Jndstin. appellant. 0. Jaeob Slnsoii, appellant, against Caleb i). Barrett, impleaded, Ac., respondents. 10. mumm nmcii, plaintiff tn error. vs hip iicrnimer Manofocturlng and Hydraulic Company, defendants tn orror. 11. Cornelius MeCocn, ct at , plaintiff* in error, y* Mortimer Calkins, ct al., defendant* in error. 12. T.lisa A. Vrootnnn. appellant, vs. James Jones, appellee. 38 Thomas H Patterson, appellant, vs. Rensselaer I laTens, et al., respondents 11. William Wooden, appellant vs George Waffle, ct al.. appellee*. IS Edward W. Lcggrtt and wire, plaintiffs tn error, vs. Era?tu* O. Perkins, defendant In error 16. Henry M. Western, appellant. *. Geo. H. Kclsey. ct al . respondents. 17. Nicholas G. Kortripht. nppellunt. vs, ltobert Alnslle, respondent. 18. Nicholas G. Kortripht. appellant, vs Robert Ainslie. at al. respondents 10 John Brooks, plaintiff in error, vs. The People, defendants In error 20. George II. Poet, plaintiff in error, vs I'hilip Kearny, Jr.. defendant in error. 21. Edward 8 Inns, plaintiff in errer. vs. liavld Reeves, et nl . defendants in error. 22. Samson lloiceau. et al. plaintiffs in error, vs. Andrew Blott, defendant in error. 23. Henry Stevens, idaintiff in error, vs Abiahnm G Thompson defendant in error. 34 James E. Southworth. et al.. appellants, vs. Charles 11. Doolittle. respondent. 25. David Cotheal. appcllaut, ys. Abijuh Kiteh. et al., respondents. 26. John Peek, jfypellaut, vs. David L. Snyre, respondent. 27. Ebenvi,* Poison, Jr.. appellant vs. Hirain K. Storrs. appellee. 2d. The Corporation of the German Reformed Church, in Ilk* c'fj ofNew Vork. appellants, vs. George l.ovett, rospnk'dent 20. Charles Pitt and another, plaintiffs in erro*. T* Samuel Congdon. defendant in error. 30 William M. Baxter, plaintiff in error, vs. Noah T. Pike, drlrndaiK' in error. 31 Burr Wakeman. plaintiff in error, vs. V arnuin 8 Kvnyon. defendant in error. 32 Kelson Sag*, respondent, against Watts Sherman and ethers, appella nts. 33 (Jeorge Pearco, ct al . plaintiffs In error, vs Andrew M. Hitchcock, ct al . defendants * Incrror 34. William Couch, ct al . surviving assigness. appellants, vs. John K Delaplaino. survivingexeeutor. fee , respondent. 33. John!' Delaplains. surviving executor. lie , nppelDV't vs. John II Orahain, administrator. fee., responded. 8? The President. fee . ol lb* feierchant ? Bank in tlH ellv nl New York, plaintiff* Id error, vs. Em*b W CUrk,et el dclcnduul rla error,?" *. E NE' THE EVENTS IN CANADA. The Details of the Outbreak and Destruction of the Parliament Bull llni;. die. die. die. Our Canadian Correspondence. Montreal, Canada, ) Wednesday Night, April 25, 1849. y 7Tie Destruction of the Parliament House, fyc. Never in my life have I witnessed such a scene as took place about two hours ago, in the Legislative Assembly of Canada. Iluving been present m the Parliament House when the following event occurred, I lose no time in giving you an account of it, as it may reach you previous to the departure of the Europu for Englund. At about 4 o'clock this afternoon, Lord Elgin repaired to the hall ot the LegufaUiv? Assembly, to give his assent to the famous Rebellion Losses bill, and on his leaving the House, 1 understand (for 1 was not present), that he was saluted by the exasperated mob with rotten eggs, and every missile that could be laid hold of; he left amid the groans and the hootings of the populace, that hud been accidentally assembled, for there was nothing said in the morning papers of his intention to sanction the bill. This, however, was only the prelude to what ufterwards occurred. At about a quarter past nine o'clock to-night, while the members were debating on the Judicature bill for Lower Canada, I was sitting in a recess between two windows in the hall of the Assembly, when suddenly a tremenduous crash was heard and every window in the spacious room was broken to atoms, from stones hurled by the infuriated mob outside into the Hall. Then commenced a scene of confusion which I never shall forget as^ long as I live ; the _members were running ior tneir uvea in every direction oi the House, und Bought every spot where they thought their lives would be free froru danger: some went into the library, others hid themselves under the seats, some I observed crossing the hall behind the Speaker's chair, while others escaped from the lobby through the door out of the house. During a brief jieriod of intermission of the hurling of the stones, 1 crept out of the recess and went up into the library, which I had hurdly reached when the mob, rushing and hallooing, came into the Hall, chopped everything, tables, desks, chairs, <fcc. Arc., to pieces?one running away with the golden mace before the Speaker's cnair, others seizing hold ot whatever came in their way, and leaving their work of destruction to save their own precious lives, for the Parliament House of Canada was in llamcs!! It is now; nearly two hours since I left, and from this elevation 1 see the lire raging as fiercely ns ever, burning the building which cost over ?80.000, and the public records and documents, the bills, which were in various stages in their progress tl rough the House, and with them the most valuable library on American history to be found on the continent, or in the world. Your patience may be exhausted to know by whom these proceedings were adopted. 1 answer, by the high-spirited and intelligent lintons!?by men of education, of worth, ot inieUigence ! Oh God ! to what a pitch will party spirit carry men. when their passions arc inflamed by the ill-advised measures of their political opponents! A meeting had been held at eight o'clock to-night, on the Champs de Mars, which was, I hear, attended by about 5,000 people ; and it w as from them the people came who committed this wanton destruction of property. Where it will end, or what will be the result, God only knows. 1 stepped out, a lew moments ago, to hear further accounts, but 1 glean nothing out rumors of injuries done to the members. 1 hope they are not as serious as what they are now represented, and trust that men prone (whilst in a state of excitement) to exaggeration, have magnified the extent of the mischief which has been done. I met a tewipersons near the Haymarket, whs were shouting for vengeance against the Governor, and not wishing to place myself in further danger, after the miraculous escape 1 had about two hours ago from the Parliament house, I retured home, and shall not ugain go out to-night. Whatever I hear to-morrow, I shall communii... .u? . ?:i t_ .L- ? caiv iv/ jv/u nj iuv ucAi uuy a man. in mc 1I11CIvul, you may imagine into what a state of confusion this will throw every department of public affairs?the TarifT bill, Judicature bill, Assessment bill, and a thousand others destroyed by tire; and valuable public records, geological surveys, reports of commissioners, on various matters of the greatest importance, all committed to the flames! I suppose "Parliament will meet in another building to-morrow, or perhaps be prorogued. 1 shall upnrise you of whatever may take place. 1\ S. Half-pact Twelve?P.M.'?Whilst the Parliament House is yet in flames, I advise the British ministry to recall Lord Elgin, or else they will lose these colonics?yes, lose them for ever. X. Y. Z. iecidents, etc., connected with the kmecte. [From the Montreal Gaiettc. April 27.J The 20th of April, 1849, will be looked upon henceforth as a black day for Canada. Our children will speak of it as the day on which a liritish nobleman, lioldiDg the commission of his sovereign as Governor General of the province, sanctioned, in the name of her Majesty, an act which is unparalleled in the whole history of the world, and which, in principle, strikes at the root of nil government. It is but hnmanity in a government to forgive the misdeeds of individuals who muy have unjustifiably risen in rebellion against it; it is positive destruction to repay them for the losses their rebellion liad brought upon them. # * * * # ? * Wo have, then, to apprise our readers, that, in the course of Wednesday, the 26th lust., it became whispered. without any person seeming to know from what source, that the (iovernor General would proceed to the I'nrliiuncDt House, at three o'clock, afternoon, to give his sanction to several bills which had been passed. * * * These and other considerations tended to tllN.T , V, ? ..IT..I. ....Ill -1 * II -1-1?1 the usual hour which governors had fixed, in all time before, for proceeding to give the royal assent to bills passed hy the Legislature. A few persona went down to the Parliament Iluildings at that hour, but no Governor waa there. Others routinued to arrive, but atill no Governor. At length, about live o'clock, the carriage of his l.ordship was aeen approaching the Parliament House, but there were not over '.150 or 300 people in the galleries, and none outside. His Lordship having seated himself on the throne, and the Legislative Assembly having been summoned into the Council Chamber, he proceeded to give his assent to various bills. The Clerk of the Crown In < lmneery hud read the titles of several of them, and the ( lerk ol the Legislative Council had declared the Queen's assent, with all due formality, when the clerk took hold of the Rebellion Losses bill, and read, with sufficient distinctness, the abominable title?" Au net to provide for the indemnification o| parties in Lower Cnuudn. whoso property was destroyed during the rebellion, in the years one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven and one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight." A dead silence ensued for a moment or two. Teople held their breaths In perfect surprise. At length, ns it by mngic. a more took place among the audience, a stamping of feet was heard, and groans and hisses muttered as the parties made for the door, which rose into yells and hootings as they descended the stairs. The remaining bill* having been speedily assented to, his lordship made his appearance in the street, attended by his suite, on his return to Monklands But still there was no crowd. Immediately he was seen, several rotten eggs were thrown at him. some of which we are Informed strura him. and some most unfortunately hit also the gentlemen of his suite. I bis was attended by loud lushing*, yells, and groans, In the midst of which the postilion on his lordship getting into the carriage, drove olf at a rapid rate. Itotton eggs continued to be thrown at the carriage, so long as they could take effect, and a dirty sight the machine exhibited. 1 lemon dons excitement ensued. The city turned out its thousands into the streets, and. at right o'clock, they assembled on the Lham ps de Mars, to the number of five or six thousand. Hut all was perfectly regular and pracinble. The eliair was taken by A. Howard, tM|.. unu me iniiuwtng resolutions were moved an 1 carried:? lti solved let. That this meeting desires to reiterate the opinions of the meeting held in the Bonseeours Market, on the evening of the 17th Keb. last, relative to the ' Ilebellion Losses bill.' considering the principle of the measure as one designed to reward the disnllrrted. and to punish the loyal, and therefore as altogether unconstitutional. "Heaolved '2d?That this meeting deeply deplores tlio outrage which has thin day been committed against their feelings as British subjects, by the act of the Legislature in passing the said bill, without atrording the pi oplo an opportunity of expressing their opinions thereon at the hustings, and In total disregard of their respi rtful petitions and remonstrances against it. " llcsolved. 3d.?That in the opiuiou of tliis meeting, the act of the f arl of Klgln. iu sanctioning the rebellion reward bill, is a betrayal of the high tru?t contmittid to him by hia Sovereign, tha tidings of which will be received by every loyal man throughout the Brtti-h I- inpirc with indignation and disgust. " I'esolvi d 4th.-7 hat a committee be appointed to draft n pi tition to her most gracious Majesty tha Huron, respectfully praying her Majesty to reeal the Karl of f'lgln. and immediately quiet the minds of the people, by disallowing the said rebellion reward bill, this day sanctioned by him in her Majesty's name." 'J he charuiun and the movers of the resolutions were then appointed a committee tedraft the neeus?ary petition to l ho Huean and the chairman declared tho meetllg disaolTid. Ihearuw the departed, and the W YO MORNING EDITION?MOI writer of this article retired, with other members of ii the committee, to gut ready tne petition. * Their Inborn were soon disturbed by cheering in the s streets, and on looking out, a number of men were reeu in advance of a caleehe, in which two perseus were seated, bearing the mace of the (louse of Assembly the crowd singing the national anthem, and cheer- . iug for the Queen. , Cor the remainder of the proceedings we are in ucotcu to our contemporaries and to our reporter \> e refer to their report*. The olty remained perfectly ijuiet during til* night. Lord Elgin wan ?ent for in the eourse of the night, end the Exeoutive Council held a Hitting, at which a clerk in the government office, named Snbin Tetu. made an affidavit implicating Messrs. Howard, Montgomerie, Mack, Esdailc, and Kerrea, in the burning of . the Parliament Houae (although not one of them we ! believe were near it), and they wero arrested in tho forenoon of yesterday on a charge of arson. An affidavit waH also made by one William M'Donell Dawson, ' late of Bytown. against Mr. I'erry, as an active leader, and by ono Greer Walker, aguinst Mr. James Karrell. a* a ringleader. Although tho affidavits are of the most vague character, and merely relate to words alleged to have been spoken, yet Mr. Ermantinger thought it his duty to refuse bail. Mr. Ermantinger. on the demand of the gentlemen accused, stated that on their being examined ho would furnish them with copies of the affidavits against them, and that lie would make out a complete committal, so that they might obtain a habeas corpus, and give bail to-day. Mr. Ermantinger was asked whether he was acting under instructions from the Attorney General, or whether he was aetiug as an independent magistrate ? lie replied that he was acting as an independent magistrate, and that the committal would be made out as he said. Instead of that, however, Mr. Ermantinger. acting, it is said, from the beginning under the directions of Mr. Lafontaine, the Attorney General, made out bite committal'' for further examination," This is, of course, to gratify the malignant and revengeful feelings of Mr. Lafontaine, by keeping the gentlemen accused in jail for several days longer. Mr. Ermantinger did not intimate to the gentlemen before him any intention of remanding them, but left them under the idea given them by himself, that the committal wonld be a final one. Mr. Ermantinger was tendered evidence to prove that not one of the gentlemen was near the Parliament House; but he refused to receive it, or to graut bail, because he said he considered the affidavits sufficient to viirront their rnmmittfll iliuI ln> wnnl<l nmL.. U nnt m? cordingly. Gentleman in the situation of the accused, ought, to be dealt with (airly and openly. The law wus never meant as an engine to oppress. Messrs. iieward, Mack. Montgomcrie and Ferrcs, were accordingly convoyed in cabs to jail, at half-past two o'clock yesterduy. escortee by a strong body of troops, to prevent a rescue, of which some fears were entertained. The excitement was such as was never seen in Canada before. They were escorted, all the way to jail, by about two thousand men, who cheered them with tremendous enthusiasm. it was a new feature to see British troops conveying to a prison men who had fought and suffered for their Queuu. aud that, too, under the directions of a domlinant French faction, whom those very loyalists had put down twelve years ago. Can things confine so ? 'lbc geutlemi u iu charge of drawing up the petition for the recal of Lord Elgin, have to advise the public, that a little delay may occur before it is ready, in consequence of the temporary inconvenience to which some of their number are subjected. We are informed that the Ministry are so alarmed at the awful state of excitement in the country and in Montreal, that the Inspector General went yesterday to the telegraph office, demanding of the Company not to permit tha wires to report any intelligence of the riot of Wednesday, and demanding to know what intelligence had alreadv been conveyed. '1 he uirtctors infi.-ncd the honorable gentleman that (beir wires MR open to the public to transmit any news tliut parties thought proper, and they would continue to do so unle-s government took possession of i their wires by an armed force, in which ruse they world have proper recourse As to tho second demand, the directors informed hini that they communicated no man's ulluirs, except to the party entitled to know them. ANOTHER ACCOUNT. [From the same.J Notwithstanding the great excitement which had bceu manifested outsido the I'arliumcnt House, after the Governor General's assent had been given to tho Kcbelllun Losses bill, the House continued in session, passing one or two measures through committee, with more than usual ' lietneBs, and apimrcutly perfect confidence. it soon became known, however, that a meeting had been culled, and the passing of a carriage, with bells. occomDanied bv some Derson who nreclaimed the appointment, caused a momentary rush to the window*. About half-pant seven o'clock, being told that the walla were chalked with announcements that the meeting wan to take place at 8 o'clock, ut the < littmp de Mars, the writer left the House with a friend, and proceeded to that place. At the (hampdoMara a large number of persons were assembled. The bunk, and the atonu steps going up to the guard houso were crowded with persons, who pressed towards the front, and bore torches, but below the muster did not appear so great as tho ground they occupied seemed to indicate. They were, for the most part, standing in groups at some little distance apart, and it was remarked that a great number of females accompanied the men who were present. At the moment the writer reached the ground, some person appeared to be proposiug a list of names for a committee ; but the lights were extinguished immediately, and another voice addressed the Assembly.? 1 here was then a cry of " to the Parliament House." The writer immediately proceeded there, and in consequence of the time necessary to enable the procession to form, reached tl.e House some three minutes before the crowd. The doors were, at that time, locked i but making use of his privilege, the writer watered, and passed immediately up stairs to the back of the(Speaker's chair; meeting several clerks in the way. who anxiously inquired?" Are they coming, are they coming ?" .Mr. Price was in the news room at the moment the writer passed the stairs of the smoking r< rnn and there was only time tesuy 'they are coming," when a shower of stones appeared to have smashed every window in the house. The passage was the only place which afforded shelter from the stones that were poured in on all sides. The apartments on each side protected that spot from the missiles, and there a large number of persons immediately congregated. We noticed the Speaker. Sir A. M'.Nub, CoL <?ugy, Mr. Ladgley, Mr. Bell, "Mr. Chauvcau. Mr. Papineau, Mr. Drummond. Madame St. Julicn and her maid from the bar. and some other members and rmptoyre* of the Assembly. All was confusion. Some said, they will tire the building ; others, they are breaking in and will attack us. Some desired to jjo up the stairs to the smoking room ; but the majority appeared resolved to await lire event, and face any persons who might pass through the chamber to the plaoe where they were. Some one now asked who would go and talk to the crowd? Sir Allan M'Nab immediately volunteered to do so. and entered the Assembly Chamber for that purpose; but the volleys which were still coming through the windows made it evident that be could not pass the length of the apartment without a certaiuty of being knocked down. There was an immediate cry for him to return. A bout this time, it appears that some persons entered the House, and carried away the mace, and in all probability there would have been no difficulty in passing through as thsy retired, and ef descending by the great stuircase to the front door But those in the passage still continuid to suppose that the crowd were without. una would refuse to allow them to pass. The only hope woe that the military would speedily arrive. Then some person opened the door of the news room, and raised the cry that the building was on tire. On looking through the glass door which opens between the passage and the refreshment lobby, this uas found to be the case. The whole awning was in flames, which were hut communicating to the wooden gallery. It WHS now time to make some effort to escape, and to risk a broken head, rather than to incur the danger of remaining longer. The writer accordingly descended the backstairs to the large lobby below, where several rluks hud assembled, and bad determined to make a rush at any odde. The truth was. however, that no dift eulty existed. 1 hey had closed the door which separates the lower lobby of the House of Assembly from the main euiruucc lic.ll and great staircase, and had thus. * like the persons in the passage above, remained in ig noiauce of the enirnncc of the men who carried off the | miico und of the tHrt that they had left the front doo open, 'i his was, of course, discovered nil entering the hall, and ull present passed into the streets. The tluinchad already enveh ped the w hole of that end of the building w hich is situated in M'Uill street, and a crowd was diawn up on the footpath, viewing the contlugra tion, which lit up the entire city to the Unitarian church at the top of the Hay Market. Home engines were standing in the street, drawn up across the roadway at the end of Ht. f'aul street, but they were not playing, und it was said that the crowd hud forbidden ibtui to do so. Mr. Murray, of the Montreal ofllco, had striven Ineffectually to get them to work The wind was blowing a smart breese. and the whole of the extensive buihlilie in wlilrh lii.sn ?.?- i ? n * V I J lit rgC q IIIIU ' I lily of wo-dwork, ?u soon In Haines from end s to end. so tliHt it was impossible to approach the front. '1 ben the wind carried tne fire across the street, and j caught the opposite houses. The house opposite the een- | tre ol the hall, occupied by Mr. M'Crank. was, we believe, t totally gutted , and the whole range between M'Uill ami 'J 81. I'i ler stn etc was lor some time in great danger. The v store* occupied by Messrs. Kitipatrick, lluwell, llolmes, <] \ tiling and h'napp. and other parties, though at some r distance fr< in the building, were also, for some s time. con?ider< d in considerable danger. Kven the s Inspector of potashes entertained great fears i for his stores, containing many thousand pounds a worth of go?*ds, ill consequence of the large quan- l tity of burning paper which was carried by the c wind towards that building The manner in which tin it flakes of tire wi re carried along the ground, pre- r tented a most magnificent appearance. Tlio whole r g round appt art d to be of flame. From the same cause t toinc injury wticdone tothaliroy Nuunery, which,how- a ever, was ol little consequence. * We understand that the Insnranees on the pobllc properly thus destroyed, amounted to a'JU OW . but a ' still wort e loss, because irreparable, is lliat sustained by ' llie destruction of the libraries of tk? two Houses, j1 which ronlaini d books of winch only a limited number ' have been printed, and which, of course, no money ran L r< rte.re to the world. With them, it is to bo feared, have 0 perished a large portion of the public records ?f the I rowince? another loss, wlileh wilt be felt tboughvut tbi ctunlry. ? 1 he fuel office vu visited in the course of the even- < RK 11 ^DAY, APRIL 30, 1849. iir. and tho wiudaws smashed ; bat no other mischief rss done there tate of the city to the time of ooino to tress ?half-fast six o'clock this morn1no. [Krom the name ] The greatest excitement prevailed in town through?ut the whole of yesterday. Knots of five or six iadiriduals standing at every corner of the streets. It was uniored that the Governor General was In the governnent bouse, and a crowd during the greater part of the JOJ nap Wiivcicu III iur lici^liuurui'uuj mc jam wiv..> i [he house was filled with troops; there was also a -'corlon niilitaire" across Notpe Dame street, at each end [>f the government house, to prevent the crowd from assembling before it. At about 8 I' M., a mob visited Mr. Hlnclcs' house, breaking and destroying everything which could bo broken. A part of the furniture, it is said, had been removed during the day. Tire house was much dainagrd. Mr. lloliuee's, and another bouso between, shared tho same fate. At about 8 P.M., the whole town was thrown into consternation by the ringing of the Are bells, and the rattle of file engines driving through the streets.? There was a cry that Lafontaine's house had been set on fire by the mob. and a general rush toward St. Antoine Suburb took place. On proceeding there, we found the stables, und out houses attached to Mr. I.afontaine's house, in flames. The mob attempted to fire the house three times, but wore prevented by the exertions of Mr. CharlcB Phillips. Counsellor Hell, and a few otherfr. A more desolating seene could not be conceived, than that which presented itselt to the writer, when the mob had left the house. Kvcry door and window in it was broken in; the stuir railings smashed to atouis.and the stairs disfigured. In the drawing room large and elegant looking glasses, together with elegant engravings and modern furniture, were all broken and destroyed, and lay a heap of rubbish on the middle of tho floor. Every parlor and bed room of the house present ed the same pitiable picture. On tho floor of the library was piled cart loads of books, some of which were partially burnt In a side room was a quantity of glasa and decanters, all smashed to pieces; wines of various kinds had evidently shared the same fate, from various odors in the room. Mr. I.ufontaiuc's family were all awny. and no person was hurt. A house in the St. Antolne Suburbs, in which It waa understood Messrs. Baldwin. Price and Bluka were boarding, had its windows smashed in by volleys of tones. The bouse adjoining shared the same fate.? Vlr. McNauiec's tavern was also battered. The mob dispersed at about 11 o'clock, and at the time we go to press arc perfectly quiet. It was rumored in the streets, that Lady Elgin was nt St. Helen's, and that several member* of Parliament had been beaten. SACHIKO AND Bl'BNTNO OP T1IK PARLIAMENT HOPS*. rfc'mm th?> Kit in ) The writer of tlifs report, o* proceeding to the House of Assembly, on Wednesday evening, at about 9 o'clock, to take hi* place in the reporters' gallery, fell in with a crowd of persons inarching towards the House. The crowd advanced on the Housc.by different streets, from the direction of the l'lace d'Armes. It speedily surrounded the House, and commenced throwing stones through the windows. The crowd was large but not very dense; the writer was able to walk about through every purt of it. The excitement appeared to be intense. A party of the nmre violent among the orowd proceeded to burst open the ball door, which they succeeded in doing in the space of a few moments, smashing the door to atoms. They then rushed up the main stairs into the hall of the Assembly, a few members only having remained, among whom were Messrs. Stevenson. Oalt. McConnell, and Dr. Kortier the llrst named, with great coolness plnntcd themselves tu sucli a manner as to eseape the volleys of stones, and. like philosophers, eooliy surveyed the scene; the last sereaniing and yelling from very fear. The mob proceeded to demolish everything In the bull. One fellow took possession of the Speaker's chair, and declared, in a solemn voice, that he dissolved the Parliament in the Queen's name, and that the members hud better take themselves off, or he would not auswer for their lives. The remaining mi mbers. together with other individuals, and four or five ladies, hud in the meantime taken rcfugu behind the Spt ukcr's chair. One of the reporters jumpedfrom a window in the second story. Tills, however, was needless, for instead of having to pass through a lobby full of yelling demons, as honorable gentlemen anticipated, they had simply to walk out. The writer proceeded round the house on the outside; tlic crowd appeared to be composed, as far as he was able to observe, of merchants and other respectable citizens til Montreal, fertile most part. The number of persons inside the house was not very large; there was a party in the lobby, enguged in breaking up the committee rooms, clerks' offices, and knocking windows out. On the outside lie saw five or six rough looking fellows, beating in the window panes with slicks and axe-liandles. A few boys were throwing stones through the windows. The writer heard seme expressions to the effect that it was not improbable that the mob in the building would set it on Ore; these expressions did not seem unnatural from thn manner in which the work of demolition was going ou. On arriving at the west end of the building, he saw a few men break opeu u wooden gallery, whirh was employed as a store room for stationary. When the boarding (a kind ot panelling) was broken through, some loose naners amuared to have been strcwcil on Ihn floor, which the writer thought wore loaves of printed Mils, as tboso wore flying about in nil directions. The inon then fired those loose papers and threw thoui about the room. The wind was high, and in a Tory foir moments tlie wooden gallery and a canvas covering above it wore enveloped in flames. The crowd stood at seine distance, watching in an apparently impassive manner the progress of this handful of inccndiurics. 1 he anxiety ai the moment was painful Five or six resolute men might have arrested the incendiaries, and saved the catastrophe. The writer's first impulse was to hasten for the police; he did not take this step, as the wildfire rapidity with which the flames spread rendered it useless. Some fire engines were immediately in the neighborhood, hut they did not play upon the fire. It was runion d that the crowd would not permit them. The writer again hastened to the hail of the House with the intention of endeavoring to aid in saving some part of the library or records. He found the hall dark and in confusion. Ho thought there were some persons engaged already in w hat be intended to do; and finding that lie could be of no use, again left the hall, tu watcli tlie progress of the flames. All this occurred in the space of ten or fifteen minutes. The wooden part of the building was now blazing witli intense brightness. A dense smoke was visible inside the main building. A moment more, and it belched through the windows and chimneys with awful fury. It was now evident that any powerless than the hand of Clod must be inadequate to save the building ; and it Woniu have been madness for human beings to have attempted. All hopcg of rescuing the libraries were now at an Mid ; bill there was a rumor that a beautiful full length picture of our most gracious sovereign the (Jin-en had been saved ; und this simple act told eloquently of the loyal feeling of the crowd. The centre part of the building, occupied by the library of the Assembly. In a short time fell in with a dreadful crash through the r-cf of the west wing of the building, in a little time mors the whole building, from onu end to the other, nas enveloped in one sheet of living liame. It was now impossible to approach near the building, for the intense beat. ; the belching (lames now burst through the roof ns it fell in. And the sight became awfully and magnificently beautiful ! The night was <4?nr and cold ; and the high wind lushed the flumes To maddening fury. N umbers of dnzzlingly white flakes of flame, like r anoons 01 ore, rose to some height above the raging flames, and were borne by the winds to some distance. 1 liese fire-fluke* appeared to be eaus.il by burning pit era of paper being shot upwards by tlir fury of tho Ha lues. 'J be whole heavens were Illuminated; and tho char and beautiful blue of the firmament, with tho BK.on und stars brightly ' bining. contra ting with the under md flamea uud white light below, made a plcurc of thrilling und awful beauty, auch us it ia rarely lie lot of the artist to look upon, and such an one thnt lis pencil would vainly try to imitute. '1 he crowd was still not dense; It was not too much o to allow a horseman to gullop through it. 1'he egressions were various. Some were execrating the (io einor-Oeneral; some deploring the outrage; some pirulutiug on the loss, more purtieularly of the two art and most extensive libraries In the province; and onie were exulting over the ruin; while others amused bitnsclvcs with teaiing to atoms numbers of bills which lad been thrown through the windows. Some were nuking witty allusion* to the warm and sudden lissolution of rarliument, comparing it to the ,i rig Parliament. There were various stories rirulating about some fellows " takiug away that lauble.'' the Mace : and of some fellow taking mi-session of the rliair, and declaring that tho arliament was dissolved Rome were wondering there the military were, and some gave out that they rere coming 1 his did not. however, create the sliglitst alarm, that the writer was able to perceive, except hat a few t anadians, cutohing the word, and on the lint, respectively said. /> m'rn tail, which they inlinebati ly did. The feeling of the crowd might be divided nto two divisions?deep regret on the part of the rebcting and better-informed and jesting exultation im< ng the unreflecting and ill-informed. In the meantime, the roofs of some houses on the oploaitc side of Commissioners' street had tuken fire, and 'sinful f< ars began to be excited that it would extend 0 the whole of St I'aul street, the wind being so high. 1 he lire companies, however, performed well their part, forking in an intense heat, and succeeded in putting lown the fire; one or two houses only being burnt, of < mparatively trifling value. The damage in the other licit, on the east side ol the house, was confined to rme wooden railings. The writer was on the spot intil near two o'clock, when the rage of the tlames had listed all the flooring and the roofing had fallen in. lie bare walls alone stood, and the interior, from one nd to the other, presented one mass of living embers. It may he observed that it wns a late hour before the nilltary arrived at the scene, and the writer observed io police until the work of destruction had lrretricvailv r< mini I.f'i tl Thll runr?n* Ks? ? ? ? vr.# iiiuvn regreneu, nd the r?n?nn thould be wi ll inquired into; for the ,-liter affirm* that five or fix policemen might liavi) arreted the incendiarien. while thi* crowd, at ?nn>? dtanrre. Inokid pamiri-ly on The greater part of the rend conrleti d of mm too respectable to have aided in r,ri niliariMii; and it ih iuii wonderful that they hliould are fti od and looked *o ukntly on; tho writer ran nlv account for it by auppot ing that tbey bad no idea I the tudden mult. THE NEXT MORNING. 1 he hour* lies In rmoking ruin*. The atone of which I wan built being blue limoetonc. the wall* are whitend. crumbled, and tottering In a Very dangerous elate [ERA 0 [From the Montreal Herald. April 26 ] v BEPEIXION REWARDED AND IOTAI.TV INSULTED BY tl THE SOVEREIGN. It Is with the deepest regret ? with feelings that we (I con not And words to express that we announce to the M loyalists of Canada the crowning act of iniustirc and .1 ingratiluile with which all their truth ami devotion to the cause of their sovereign has nt length been repaid. h Yesterday, his Excellency the Governor General, in ? the nuuie of his mistress, the ljuccn. nave his assent to v that revolutionary measure, unprecedented in the his- g tory of civilised nations, by which the victorious de- l fenders of the throne arc to bo taxed to pay the losses (j of defeated rebels. Nothing, that wo can say. can either add to the indignation and grief with which ( this politically suicidal act of their soverdgu must . swell tho bosom and moisten the eye of every true Briton; or take one feather's weight front that degradation. Which they feel, as it were, erushiog, with the Iron heel of power, every cherished seutlment of loyalty to their sovereign, affection towards their father-laud, and confidence in the honor, tile justice, and magnanimity of both. The night is dark?let us trust that tlie morn w ill bring light and hope. Wiio men ne'er sit and wail their loss, lint ctieeily seek liuw to redress their harms; What though the msst be now blown overboard, The cable broke, our holding anchor lost? Alas! we eanupt complete the quotation, for, although " yet lives our pilot " he has sunk powerlesi before the storm, and has left us to work the ship Into port, as best we may. Our readers will not be surprised to learn that, so soon as the royal assent was given, the audienee in the gallery of the Legislative Council Chamber left the presence, somewhat audibly manifesting their indignation at what they considered the prostitution of their sovereign's name and honor, at the command of an interested, although, for the time, triumphant fac- | tion. On leaving the Parliament House, his Excellency was greeted with uninterrupted groans, hisses aud , hootings?his poor postillions aud horses earning in for ( a somewhat plentiful shower of rotten eggs and other harmless hue unsavory missiles. It wusa sad, a humiliating scene. [Krom tho same.] By telegraph we learn, thut the greatest excitement prevails in I'pper Canada, and particularly in the cities of llainiltoa, Toronto, and tile town of Hrockvilln. We beg to draw the attention of members of the St. | Andrews Society, to the advertisement of the meeting , on Saturday. It is understood in town, that the abject is lor the purpose of taking the sense of the society, u'lw>thr>r til? rmwliifft. of Mis k'. fhn fInvar not* ' iu sanctioning the Rebellion Losses bill, tloes not Imperatively call on them to expel him from their body. [Hit Kxcelleucy was ulterwarUs expelled.?N. Y. Herald.) From the Mnnday Netripapcri. 15im!?We believe the editor of the Herald has hit the nail on the head. Mr. Henry Wikoff, the " gent" whom Funny Klseler patronized when she w.iH in this country, is the person who has persuaded Mr. Forrest thut Mr. Mucreudy bothered himself about liimund the press, when our tragedian paid his last visit to London. The Heritil shows conclusively that this same Wikofiis a meddlesome person, und the very letter written by him to Mr. Forrest, and upon which that gentleman relies to sustain his charge against Mucreudy, shows him to be u blackguard. NTo gentleman ever repeats or publishes private conversations relative to other persons. Mr. Wikoff, then, in publishing private conversations between himself und Mr. Albany Fonblanijue, relative to Forrest und Macready, has shown himself to be a meddlesome flunkey.?Sunday Mercury. Bankhittcy of a Bishop.?The Rt. Reverend Bishop Doanc, of New Jersey, has made an assignment of his effects for the benefit of his creditors, llis debts are said to amount to 11 quarter of a million of dollars, and it is reported that his assets bear a very small proportion to that enormous sum. It is consoling to know that the good Bishop will not starve. Some sixteen or eighteen years ago, he married the wealthy widow of a Boston merchant, who, it is said, possessed in her own right an income of $12,000 per annum. _ With this and his Bishop's salary, the insolvent divine will be enabled to live in a quiet way. Mrs. Doane issaid to be onefof the most exemplary of Christian women?one who sets forth, not only with her lips, but in her life, the beauty ol holiness. As regards the Bishop, we will only say that he should have a large credit with the firm of Faith, Hone tc Charity, as a sett off against his present liabilities.? Sunday Times. Tim Defalcation in the Makshal's Office.? Office hunters and partisans of both sides, versed in (lie history of our local politics, weru astonished at the grave charge preferred against the Hon. Kly Moore, the Marsnul of the .Southern District, ana others of his office. During the administration of Gen. Jackson, a well known politician, W. II. Coventry Waddell, held this truly lucrative situation for a couple of tenns, but at tno dose of Mr. \'an Huren's reign he was superseded l?y Anthony J. Bleeckor. who, in time, yielded the stall' to the 1 Ion. Silas M. Stillwell, a name very well known to fraudulent debtors. This nominee of the whig party received his passports from Mr. Polk, who honored the present incumbent with his patronage. During the entire period, from Mr. Waddell's entry down to the fall of 18-1W, Mr. Kapclye, a failnful officer, and one among the oldest of our citizens, held the post of chief deputy, and cashier of the department, from the arduous duties of which he was relieved by a Mr. Win 11. Deck of t^ing Sing?a village on the Hudson, celebrated in story for its prison and pillfactory. A fact not generally known, but fully developed by the present occurrences, is now brought to light?the friends of Mr. Kupelya furnished sureties for three of the Marshals, on condition that lie should have entire control of the finances by virtue of bis position in the bureau. To facilitate the arrangement, Mr. Uleecker executed an assignment of all the emoluments of the office to his chief deputy, thus rendering Mr. Kapclye Marshal dc facto. Tins ingenious precedent was followed by Stiil well, and when the last retired at request of President Polk, the friends of the working man, Kapclye, were disappointed in the elevation of Mr. Moore, as they were confident their favorite would have heen appointed to the vacancy. It now api>ears further that the arrangement and assignment were adopted by Mr. Moore and Mr. Kapclye. *V?.. .t. .1.. - ; ausut Hie CiOBC Ui *?.?aiion, it will be remembered that Judge Nelson was nominated and finally confirmed as successor to Judge Thompson; but this appointment was hampered by sundry family arrangements?that .Mr. Gardner, brother to Mr. Tyler, was to be clerk of the circuit court. and another brother was to be created a commissioner ofour district, and in consequence, the incumbents were ordered to resign. The clerk at once obeyed the judicial gammons; but Mr. Kapelye, n long established commissioner, who, though not a lawyer by profession, had adequately isrforined the duties, conceived it u bitter bill to be ejected by one of his own political party. The Presi; dential will was imperative, and Kapclye, who steadfastly refused to resign, was deprived of his ccmmissionership. This may appear irrelevant to the subject, but still it has an important bearing u|>on i the marfhalships, and can be adjudged the cause of i I the present financial catastrophe. _ _ i i From the hour of his decapitation, the spirits of J the < omniissioncr diooncdj his health became visibly Hfleeted, and the advice of physicians required [ ' his retirement from the cares of public life. A , meeting of the sureties and of friends to the Mar- , shulund his deputy, was convened, and an arrange- i ; ment effected with Mr. Pecs toassnme.the vacated i i situation along with the balance due from Moore 1 ; to his deputy. It is further alleged that a regular 1 1 contruct was entered into between the Marshal and 1 j his new deputy, whereby th- former resigned all ! his title and interest in the tnarshalship to Mr | i Peck, receiving therefor a bonus off 1(1,000, and a i I monthly income of 4= 17"' ; and this arrangement, i preiudi< it.l to the public interest, was known to, ( and approved by, the late President and his cabinet, l The balance due the deputy, Kapclye, is said to 1 have amounted to the sum of $9,000; to this add the ' further amount off7,000 held by the deputy, Peek, subject to the derision of the court, and we have a result, in addition, corresponding nearly to the amount in specie seized on board the brig Lawrence, by vntue of the proceedings had in the llistriet Court of theUnited States. Such is the brief history of the whole matter, and it can be seen at a glance that the responsibility rests entirely with Mr. Peck, although the present Marshal was an evident participator in the transaction, which greatly militates against his official character. Yesteiday, Mr. Peck was discovered to be among the miffing, although the judge's order travel- 1 lt d to the iilnisant village of Mag Mug. After } searching all the streets of Jersey City, the rocky J heights of lloboken, the independent city of , Brooklyn, und the flourishing town of Williamsburg, county of Kings, the messengers have re- j turned to to this city without encountering the ar- | rant Marfhal.? Sunday Era. c Rem iuation in Eminent Life?Mrt. and Mtts. * j Edwin Foitrest?Tiikih Separation.?It is at all , times unweh ome and disgracious, to persons ol ,| correct and honorable feelings, to interfere or in- t Urpoto in the domestic afiairs of private citizens n or private families; and we would he the last men t in the world to invade the sanctuary of the family 1 tirefide. . . ... n Fairing the period of -erne five or six weeks back, it has been repotted in various circles of the town, that a separation was about to take place between Mr. Edwin Forrest, the celebrated tragedian, and f his wife, Mrs. Caroline Norton Sinclair Forrest, the t eldett daughter of the sekbratcd John Sinclair, t % L D. TWO CENTS. /ho was so many years known, on both sides of lie ocean, us a vocalist and actor. Without intending to invade the privacy of the oniestic circle, we must be allowed?since this lost unhappy affair has. in some sort, got before, nc public?to refer to this unparalleled and very ingular act of repudiation. The popular lame of ne of the parties?the husband?and the exalted rorth of the other?the lady?will, undoubtedly, ;ive to the affair unusual interest; and this fact oust plead in apojpgy, for referring at all to the loniestic iifiiiirs of individuals. Mr. Edwin Forrest was married, if we recollect tright, in the year IKW, in St. John's Chapel, in [lie Moorfields, London, to Miss Sinclair. Mr. Forrest was, at that time, in the thirty-first year of his age; the lady was one-and-twenty. Soon after the consumniation of the marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest voyaged to the United States, and set up an establishment in Iteade street, originally owned and occupied by the eelebruted Mr. James II. I lacked. There they remained till about the year 1 KIM, when Mr. Forrest purchased an estate in Twenty-second street, Chelsea, to which he removed his family, and where he lias remained, with intervening visits to FJuro|)e, till the day before yesterday. Until the conunencement of the last winter, with the exception of occasional family jars, and the interposition of those professional annoyances that occurred in London, we learn that nothing transpired to mar the hunpinesa of Mr. and Mrs. l'Jdwin Forrest. All ought to have been sunshine, though it is possible that the "storm-king" interposed his visuge. Whilst Mr. Forrest, two years ago, was in London, he was assailed, as all the world knows^ by one or two of the London presses, and criticised in the most offensive and abusive manner. After lite attack in question was made, he returned to the United States, and the whole churacter of the mini was changed. He at once became moody, melancholy, and unhappy. In the month of December, Mr. Forrest returned from a professional engagement in Philadelphia, in a most unhappy state of mind, and at once demanded a separation. lie assaigned no cause, offered no apology for the position he assumed; and, when the immediate friends of the parties interfered, and usked to be informed why it was that he askeu for repudiation, his only reply was?a studied, incomprehensible silence. lie was not to be interrogated; he demanded a separation; and he has accomplished his object. Mr. Forrest and his wife have eternally separated. It forms no nart of our duty to interfere in their domestic feuus; and nothing but the eminence of Mr. Forrest, as an actor and a man, and the gossip of the worjd, would induce us to say thus much. As an net of justice, we remark that we are informed?and our information comes from a source that can be relied on?that Mr. and Mrs. Forrest have, in the end, separated on terms of mutual reciprocity. The private reputation of both remains untouched, unchallenged, untarnished. No aspersion, at any rate, rests, or can be made to rest, on the character of the lady. No personal imputa tion has been cast on either side. Jealousy? the curse and bane to wedded life?has not, in this instance, had any influence. Mrs. Forrest is represented on all sides, and by those who know her best, to be a lady of superior talent,attainment, and personal beauty; and the disquietude which this ill-assorted affair mast give her and her relatives, must be exceedingly poignant. The immediate friends of the parties nave, we understand, made numerous efforts to compromise the difficulties that have transpired between the gentleman and his wife,but without success. It has been supposed by many, that the absence of issue bus been the cause of these domestic broils. Such is not the fact. The lady has been the mother of four children, all of whom, however, died in eurly infancy.?Sunday Atlas. The 11 f.v. Dr. Hawkes.?It is suid that the Reverend Dr. Hawkes is about to leave New Orleans, und resume his position in this city. A Southern paper says that his return to New York will be a new element in the intellectual attraction of the city, " where, as n source of elegant entertainment, the pulpit, with many, takes the place of the opera." This is very true; stained glass windows, and commodious aisles and pews, afford more advantages to cut a dash in boxes, than at the opera ; and the " upper ten" are well convinced of the fact, let the opera, for which they have only n forced taste, "go to the wall," and pay from five hundred to a thousand dollars for a pew at a "fashionable church," in which to worship, not the Almighty, but the god and goddess of all their idolatry?Mammon and Fashion. The pews'in St. (ieorge's Church, last Monday, were sold at prices varying from four hundred to seven hundred dollars each.?Sunday Atlas. NavAt. Officer.?The new naval officer. Philip Hone, Esq., "turns out well." If he has no " enemies to punish," he certainly has "friends to rewurd." He has appointed Isaac S. Hone, auditor, in place of Cen. Spinner,removed; Robertas. Hone, deputy, in place of bid ward Sandford, removed; C. S. Frsnklin, deputy, in place of Leo nitre] Lee, removed ; C. Calfender, clerk, in place of Charles Katliern, removed ; Darling, clerk, in place of Theodore Krost, removed; and, , clerk, in place of E. W. Corbilt, removed. Those naval office clerks must, of course, become sharp fellows if they remain among so many Ilones !?Sunday Atlas. Tkrribi.k Affair at St. Chaiu.es, Tr.r.rvois.?I hasten to inform you that our town of St. Charles.^ ban been under the supreme reign ?f a mob since 10 The cause of this outbreak of the sovereigns ^ land, was the open and reckless manner in '^fiicb Dr. Richards and his students have supplied themselves, for the last few weeks, with subject^ fOT dissection. A company of men?father, brothers and husband of a young lady, from I)e Kalb county who had recently died?came here on Thursday last, alleging that she had been resurrected, procured a search warrant, and, with Sheriff Tales, searched the dissecting room and , ? ?. , . ' Ending the body, yet premises of Dr. Richards; noi . that she **td finding enough to satisfy the relatlo,. . 7^,' been there, and under the hand of the ' such as hair nnd other evidences of identity. 1 u tives returned home; we heard no more from them un. this morning, uhout ten o'clock, when double teams, loaded with men. and men on horseback, were seen coming into our town in every direction, until some 200 inen arrived, with a full equipment, froma rifle to a revolver. They marrhed to the doctor's premises, gathering strength as they proceeded, until a formidable force was congregated. I cannot give all the details, but the result was, that alter soinc negotiation as to giving up the body to lier friends, two rifle shots were flred from Richard's house; one by him on opening the front door, and firing into the crowd; the other shot from the upper window by his son: and what is remarkable, neither shot took eff? rt save in the coat of one of the outsiders. 7 his was a signal frfr a general battlo: the mob flred in return, one ball takiug effect in Dr. Richard's right side ind passing out between the shoulders near the spine? mother making an entry above the hipbone of oneof Ids students (Mr. Rood) and passing diagonally through liiin. It was immediately reported that Richard* was lead, but he presented himself again at the door to show Ids wounds.w lien a heavy stone hit him on the right sldo jf the face, wliirli brought him down, or nearly so; at the anie time a pistol shot took effect on the right hand or srist. 1 lie mob then broke all his windows, and Injured lis furniture, nnd are now dispersing. The citizens of he town took little part iu the proceedings; such as lid. sympathised with the strangers; for this establishment has been a grievous nuisanco for years. After lressing the wounded, they are found to he dangerous. i> cry little prospects of the recovery of Dr. Richards, t has been a disgraceful affair for our town, but it lias jeen provoked on by Dr. Richards and his students, intil endurance ceased to be a virtue. It is reported and entitled to credence) that the doctor sent this miiitunr sunjeci. Willi two other*, off to Warrenvillc hi* morning anticipating tin* difficulty that has occurred. St. Charles Utter, .tpril 19. Tlie Property of Married Women. fin ?1ct to amend an art entitled " Jin act for the more effectual protection of the properly of married women.'1 passed ,1/ rit 7. 184*. fasted .fipril 11, 1H49 The People of the .State of Now Vnrk, represented in Senate and Assembly. do enact a* follows : ? Section 1. The third section of the act entitled " An act for the more effectual protection of the property or married women," is hereby amended so as to read as follows :? o ;t Any married female may take by inheritance or by gift, irrant. devisee or bequest, from any pereou other tbnn her husband and hold to her sole and separate u?c. and convey and devise real aud personal property snd any interest or estate therein, aud tho rests, rsiies and profits thereof in the same inannerfand with ike effect as if she were unmarried, and the same shall lot he subject to the disposal of her husband uor be iablc for his debts til. Any person who may hold or who may hereafter )< Id as trustee for any married woman, any real or .iraonal estate or other property, under any deed or conveyance or otherwise, on tho written request of urh married woman, accompanied hy a certificate of , justice of the supreme court that, he haa examined lie condition and situation of the property and made ui inquiry into the capacity of such married woman o manage and control the same niay convey to such tiarricd woman, by deed or otherwise, all or any porieu of such property, or tho rents, issues or proflln hereof, for her sole Hnd separate use and benefit, t)3 All contracts made lietween persons In containlution of marriage, shall remain in full force after such aarriage takes place. It is said that a plague, in the form of loonsts, haa alien upen Texas, due whole country from Austin w> he Gulf of Mexico, teems with them and tho fruits ef he earth are suffering from their attacks.