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cityr IaUiUlgrure. fliUD Gkhma* Vocal Krrri?AL I* Nt:w Ymi -W? I understand that them is to be a gntnd Ucrtn in Voc*l Festival in New York about the middle of next June. I There wiU be * general assembly lu IhU pity ol all 'hi vocal societies in the Northern. Eastern. nod m d tlf | State*, who will perform some of the matter piece* of German composers on a scale of grandeur. ""1 w't'1 choruses of uch magnitude as h ive not heretofore Iwn exhibited in t hi- city. It appovs that two ?uch festive . occasions have already taken placti in the United States ; i the first wa.- In Id two year* ag > in Philadelphia wiiirh j met with brilliant suocoss. and the second w.is in Malli more laxt year. This year New Vork will be the general rendezvous of the German voeali-ts. for the purpose of 1 celebrating (be third tirand Keetival ot Song. The ? various societi?* of thin city hare Ite-n engaged. for some ! time past. in making extensive pr> paratlons. in order to j render the occasion worthy of tint tirst city of thu I'nion. Twenty- sevon soclatiee. numbering about nine hundred singers. front various cities. havu already signified their intention of participating in the coming festival The 19th June is tliu day lixed for the reception of the guests from Washington. llaitiinore. Phil idclphia. Bostou. and Albany. Kv< n from the far we<t. from Buffalo. Cin cinnati. and 81. Louis. the son* of Herman song arc ex pected to arrive and join In the festivities. Upon tlio whole, it promises to lie a grand and interesting affair. and will afford a rich treat to thone of our citizen* who de light in vocal entertainments. Arrwrr at Suicide. ? Aboul nine o'olock on Suturday evening. Officer Colgan brought a woman, named Auu Proctor, to the Fourth ward police station house, who was found ou the dock in the net of casting off her clothes, preparatory to throwing herself overltoard Mhe stated that she was u married woman, that, her husband was at sea. that since his absence she had been seduced by a vil lain, and that fhe wished to die, as life had become a bur den to her. She stated, farther, that although she had failed in the attempt, she was determined, on the first opportunity to put an end to her existence. Under these circumstances, she was taken rare of until the morning, when she was placed under the can of Mrs. Poster, the prison matron. Fires. ? About six o'clock on Saturday evening, a fire broke out in t lie fourth story of the marble store, No. 11 l)ey street but was soon extinguished with a few pails of water. About three o'clock yesterday morning, another fire was disooveied in the old building. No. 102 Pitt street, occupied by u number of families. The firemen being promply on the spot, the Homes were subdued after a short time, without mueli damage. About four o'clock on Sunday afternoon last, a tiro was db covered in a stable in the rear of 110 Charles street. which was partly destroyed. Tho upper part of a email wooden building fronting on Charles street, toge ther with the stock and tools of a cabinet shop belong ing to Mr. Klliott. who is not insured, was consumed. Ills loss may amount to about $300. The lower part wasoccupiid by Mr. ltogardus a- a carriage and wagon depository, but sutfered no damage ot all, the carriages and wagons having been removed. About half past eight o'clock on Sunday morning, a fire was discovered in a carpenter's shop, in Marion street, two doors from the corner of Itroomo street, it was caused by some shavings having accidentally taken <lre. Several companies were early on the ground, and succeeded in extinguishing tho 1 lauies iu a short time. Damage trifling. About half pact t welve o'clock on Sunday afternoon, an alarm was rung for the Fifth dist rict, when a chimney was discovered to be on lire in Eighteenth street, a few doqp from Kirst avenue, which was put out by the ap jilidbtionof a few pails of water. About three o'clock on Sunday morning, a fire broke cut in the wooden shanty in tho rear of No. 1(M) Pitt street, four doors from flic corner of Kivington street. It was occupied by a number of poor families, several of whom had a very narrow escape, from the suddenness with which the tire broke out. Fortunately, no accident rccurrcd. The interior of tho building was considerably damaged ? probably to the amount of $lr>0. Appointment it v Governor Hint. ? flovernor Hunt has appointed) Justice Vm B. Moech to till the vacancy oc casioned by the death of Mr. Edward Strahan, Civil Jus tice elect in the Third Judicial district. Mr. Meech is the present iucumbent. whose term of office would expire on the Mb of May but will now holdover until anew elec tion takes place next fall. Collision on the New Jr.nsrv Railroad. ? A collision between the cars of the nine o'clock down train, and an other car. took placo yesterday morning, in tho vicinity of Jersey City. No one was injured, and the cars sustained hut slight damage. How it occurrod, is not satisfactorily explained. Rescued from Browriko. ? About nine o'clock on Sun day evening. Edward Gavct fell into the water from pior No. 9 North river, and was rescued by Edward Walsh, boatman, and officer MeObe. About two o'clock en Sun day afternoon. Michael McCarroll fell in the water from pier No. 11 North river, and his cries for help were hoard by officers Crawford and McCarty, who hastened to the spot, and after great difficulty rescued him from drown ing. About nine, on the same evening. Peter Johnson olso fell into the dock, at the foot of Cherry street, and was rescued by John Burns. About half past ton o'clock cn the same evening, a man named McGiaskey, residing in Williamsburg, fell into the dock at the foot of Grand street, and was rescued from his perilous position by Po liceman Conkliu. Focivd Bead. ? The body of a man. about seventy years ?f age. was found on Sunday morning, by officer Adams, of the Fifth ward, upon "the pier foot of Jay street. North river. It is said that on Saturday evening, some men attached to a barge, saw. and couversed with the deceased, who appeared to be in good spirits. He was respectably dressi d in black clothing, of home manufac ture. The deceased is. to all appeurance, a countryman, ?nd an American by birth. Accident. ? On Sunday night, about eleven o'clock. ^Thompson, the mate of the ship Universe, lying at the foot of Dover street, fell down the hold, and cut himself > everely. He was taken to the City Hospital in a carriage, ly officer Clahane. Accident. ? About nine o'elock on Sunday evening. Mrs. Buffy and her little girl, twelvo years of ago. resi ding at No. 4 Ridge street, fell into the privy, the floor of ?which gave way. Her husband, on hearing their cries, ?went to their assistance, and likewise fell in. They were, however rescued by some citizens. The girl was nearly suffocated. Browned. ? About ten o'cloek on Sunday night, a man named John Arno. fell into the water from pier at the foot cf Spring street, and was drowned. Common Council. BOARD OP ALDKRMRN. Aprm. 17. ? This Board met at the usual hour, Mr. Conipton. President, in the chair. The minutes of last meeting were read and approved. PETITION REFERRED. For a sewer in Twenty-fifth street. BEPOBTS ADOPTED. Of the Cominitte on Lamps and Gas. in favor of light ing avenue C from Twelfth to Thirteenth street. Also, concurring with Board of Assistant Aldermen to light Franklin street with gas. from Broadway to Orange street. Also to have Thirty-fifth street, from Eighth to Ninth avenue, lighted with oil. Also Thirty-fourth street, from Eighth to Ninth avenue. Also, lighting Seventh avenue with gas, between Twelfth and Thirteenth streets. Of the Committee on Koads, recommending a concurrence with the Board of Assistant Aldermen in the adoption of the resolution providing for tfee regulating of Forty-ninth street from Fifth avenue te the Bast river, to tho pre sent established grade. Of Committee on Public Health, concurring with the Board of Assistant Aldermen, to give the contract to remove dead animals, butcher's offal, etc. from the city, to W. B. Reynolds, for tho sum of $30,000. Of the Finance Committee, recommending an additional appropriation of $20.t00 for payments on account of money refunded on assessment sales. Of Committee on Reads, in favor of paying contractor for work, in grading Fifty-third street. Also. In favor of regulating and grad ing said street, from Third te Sixth avenues, to the recent grade. The report to pay $11,000 to J. Pollock, for con structing a sewer in Tenth avenue was confirmed, not withstanding the vote of his Honor the Mayer. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED. That the Commissioner of Repairs and Supplies be au thorized to propose plans, and advertise for proposals for building a Station Ilouee for the second district police, on the lot purchased by the corporation for that purpose. That Twenty-fifth street, between Third and Fourth avenues, be lighted with gas. That it be referred to Committee on Streets, the expediency of opening Antho ny street Iroin Orange street to Chatham square, ond of re-grading Orange. Cross and Anthony streets, in the neighborhood of tho Five Points. The Board then adjourned to meet on Monday eve ning at the usual hour. BOARD OF ASSISTANT ALDKKMRN. Aran 19. ? This board met, Jonathan Trottor. Ksq.. in the Chair The proceedings of last meeting wcra read and approved. rr.rrTioN* Rr.rKRRF.o. Of How Company No. 49. for ten additional men. Of Sumiici A. Warner and other*, to have Thirty-sixth street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues payed and flagged. RcroRT* AnoPTKD. Of Committee on Police, concurring to scloct location for accommodation* for police justice'* court, and Are department. in Seventeenth ward. On Roads, concur ring to All in Seventy-ninth street, at Scoond avenue. and recommending to griule Hiker's lane. In favor of extend ing the time to complete the contract for regulating and grading Ylfty-fcvcnth street. from Fifth avenue to Broad way. <Jf the Special Committee on Potter's Field, re flotHiuendinff the purehapeof sixty-nine acres, of Abram Jjwri'iice. 011 Ward's Inland, at $1,600 per acre. RI-.MI.I7TIORS CONCUR a rn l"?. That the Commissioner of Repair* and Supplies procure a good and sulmtantial oil cloth for the floor of the room in the City Ilal!. known a* the Tea Hoom." and cause the nmc to h?i laid therein ; and repinee with ni>w furni ture such articles of furniture in said room, a* aro In a worn out and di lapidated condition. That a sewer with the necesHiiy receiving basins and culverts.be built in douverneur slip from the bulkhead to the westerly curb line of Water street, for the accommodation "f the Seventh ward police with an appropriation of $1,000 therefor ; to ?*usc the cross-walk across Dey street and llroadway to tie newly ttaggvd and repaired : to light Twcnty-nfth street, between the Third and Fourth avenues, witli Kjtif ; that the Commissioner of Repairs and Supplies pre pare plan* and advertise for proposals for building sta tion house for the See'.nd district police, on the lot pur chased by the Corporation fbr that purpose; to fix Frank lin Market a: a police station. fl>r the use of the First dis trict police. the report of the Committee on Almshou e. reconinu tiding an adddltional Issue of stock for work liourc buildings on IHackwell* island; resolution tore lirint 2 .0 copies of the City Charter, with the notes of Chancellor Kent ; report of the Committee on Komls in favoi of paying .Iflhn McPermott for 'el, ting curb and gutter. Ac " In Madison stri-ct (ve I o. d by the Mayor). Hie Hoard adjourned till Thursday next, at six I'. M. Mi sMcr or (Jnv. Yeimn of I'taii ? Oov Young of f ull, delivered his Annual Mes-ngc to the legislature of that territory, on the 4th of January. The do cument possesses religious, political, and domeitlc fea tures and Is quite interesting in ils wjy. It i xpresses f^ratitude for po.it blessings, suggeit* some improvumnnts n tlie mode of administering different department* ?f the government. He recommends applie.it ion to the different industrial pursuits ; that the laws should be revised ; that the education of youth should be carefullv attended to. lie reeommenda the legislators to take suf ficient time to deliberate on measures before passing them The tone of tlM Hwu?? aitugiuiiu. u y^rivmo tad loyal. Another Divorce C>M< HtrrKKUK OOUKT ? C'lKOIir Before Hon. JuJ^e llooaevelt. MAIIV *nn NTMtM ?S. TMKUDOHK r.. POTI?*M. Askii. 1S?. ? This win an actioi for divorce on th? ground of inldelity, brought by the plaintiff who is the daughter of Mr. Wood head a respectable and wealthy merchant of thin city, against her husband. who it a commission men-hunt of respectable standing Mm. 1'utniim, a Terr elegontly attired lady, of prepossessing appearance wan In court, accompanied by hw father Mr l'utnum was also in court. It appears that the ac quaintance of Mr I'utuani with the lady, who ban causod thin domestic rupture, commenced in a plane of worship? Doctor Dewey's church, Broadway ? and that several ot their meeting* took pKce there, Mr. O Conor opened the ease on behalf of the plaintiff. Mating that -it was n:i notion prosecuted by Mm. Mary A tin Putnam against her husband. Theodore K. I'utnam, for divorce, on the ground of infidelity. It in a cane which probably never would have reached the earn of the jury, or come before the public, if the couple had not b.'en blessed with a child. They have a little boy, bom in the year 1M4. and not now exceeding eight yoars of age ? t delicate little child Such clrcuinstanoes transpired in IK4H as rendered it actually n-eessary tuat Mm PiUnnui thould retire from the house of her husband. She did so on the 2d Si ptember, 1849. taking with her her child, and she was received into the liou.ie of her father aud mother, where she has resided ever sinco ; and there she would liave remained In silence, whatever may have been her wrongs, if she had been permitted to enjoy the guardian ship of her son. Mm. Putnam's society was not. it ap pears. such as pleased her husband, ami he sought, in the society <>f another, those pleasures wliicli lie could not find in her. It therefore hlMllHIH necessary for her to sever herself from liiin; anil he having endeavored to taku from her her child, she is (.oui|<ell.'d to coine before a jury of her country, to claim (rom them their last relief. Coun sel then went into a long detail of the circumstance* which he proponed to prove iu evidence. John Frost Woudbwd, about twenty -six years of age, deposed: ? 1 am the brother of Mrs. I'utnam ; she was married on 17th May, 1H42, to Mr. I'utnam. the defend ant : I cannot say positively what her age was then ; I cannot say her age now ; she is older than I am ; she resided, at that time. at. her father's house ; she remained at her father's house after her marriage, and Mr. I'utnam also ; I should say they resided with my father over a year, and t-hen moved to Sixteinlh street, between Fifth avenue and Union place; they have had one child, horu May IS. 1K44. a boy. now living with Mrs. I'utnam: on the 5th of July. 1848. I flmt saw Mr. I'utnam with a female, in Union Park about 0 o'clock in the afternoon; 1 had seen her in church previously but did not know her name; but the reason I noticed her in church was from the near ness of her pew to Mr. Putnam's; I don't know the uame of the church; it is Mr. Dewey's, opposite the l/uion Hotel; they were walking in the l'ark when I saw them; the next time alter that that I saw him with that female was on October Hth. Sunday, the same year; I was coming out of Dr. Skinner's church and they were going down Waverlcy place towards Washington I'arads ground; it was about five o'clock iu the afternoon; 1 did not fol low them; afterwards I watched them, and'the next time 1 saw them was October 17th. which 1 find by a memorandum I made at the time; I fouud out, on Octo ber 8th. the female's name, nnd by the Directory, I dis covered where she resided: I fouud out her name by on quiring of the sexton of the church who was the person who occupied that pew; 1 found her resilience in Fourth street; the numbers are cliauged. but is between Amos and Charles streets; I got permission at the store, corner of Fourth street and Christopher, to oc cupy a place there to watch them; Mr. Put nam's place of business is. I think. 17 I'ine street, below Nassau ; on the lutliot October. I saw Mr. I'utnam puss and repass this lady's house, between five and six o'clock in the afternoon ; I next saw Mr. I'utnam there on the 12th ; he passed aud repassed as usual ; 1 next saw him there on tho 14th ; on the 12th they met and hail a few ni-iments' conversation ; they separated ; she did not go into her house ; she went one street, and he anothor ; 1 did not follow them ; on tho 14th Oetober she was standing on the stoop of her house, and ho standing by a tree box near by ; on that day a Mr. Watson was watoh ing them with lue. as we thought it necossary to have gome person out of the family to watch them ; on Mr. Wat*on'ii passing by. she went in aud shut the door; Mr. Putnam walked on out of sight ; ou the 17th of October. Mr. Watson was also watching with me ; about five o'clock Mr. Putnam came down as usual, passed and repassed t he house several times, and went up Fourth street toward Grove street : Miss McAdam, (the ladv in question.) came out ; she joined him. and they Then proceeded down Grove street together ; Mr. Watson followed imme diately. aad 1 followed after him ; they went down Grove to Bleeeker. llleeeker to Barrow. (I think.) and down to Greenwich ; from Greenwich to Christo pher ; going down Christopher towards the ferry, they appoared to stop short, suddenly; they seemed to have a few words with each other, and immediately turn ed their bucks on the ferry and returned to Groenwich street; they went through Greenwich street to Bank street, down ltank street on to the pier at the foot of Bank street, and behind a pile of lumber or wood, of some kind, on the pier; they remained behind this pile of lum ber from five to ten minutes, to the best of my know ledge: 1 did not go round the pile at the time; it ob structed my view; I remained at tho corner of Bank and West streets; the pile of lumber extended along the pier into West street; there was a space between the river end of the pier and the lumber; they were at the extremity of the lumber: the space was about half the length of that table; about six or eight feet 1 may say the space was; it. was datk at the time; the sun had set; I saw no persons on that pier but themselves, all persons had left their work; it waji so dark tluit I could not see across the water; I saw Mr. Watson there, near tho pile of lumber; nfter remaining there they (Mr. Putnam and the lady ) re turned to the street; as tliey were returning I left, and saw no more of them; I do not know where they went; it was a oloudy day, and cold to mo; I could not swoar they were arm iu arm. tlnyr walked so close together; on the nineteenth of October I saw Mr. I'utnam at the lady's house, pass and repass as usual, about the same hour; on the twentieth 1 saw him there, pass up aud down, Ave er six times; on the twenty-first, he p issed and repassd in the same manner, at times on the opposite side, and somotimes on her side; we did not watch on Sundays; on Man day. I saw biin pass and repass as usual; tho twenty-fourth, it was raining, and I next saw him on the twenty-fifth paw aud repass as usual; I next saw him on the twonty-sixth; after passing back and forward before the house, lie name to the corner of Charles street; then Miss McAdam came out; she walked fast, passed him, and turned up Amos street, and he ran after her; they went so fast that I lost entire sight of them; I did not follow them; I next saw them on the twenty-seventh, at four o'clock in the afternoon ; Miss McAdam came out, and walked some distance, going round a number of places; about five o'clock, they met in Washington place; I did not see them meet, but after she had been in Washington place, I saw them in Woostcr street; they went up Wooster street to Waverley place; The witness then went on to detail the several times he had seen Mr. Putnam walk in Fourth stroet. passing and re passing Miss MrAdam's house, almost every evening, Sundays included, up to 27th November; that Miss Mc Adam sometimes met him, and they walked together, arm in arm when in by-streets, and side by side when in the more public streets; sometimes Mr. Putnam went away without seeing her; on Sunday, the 12th November, he saw tliem at the corner of Fourth and Amos streets, after 3 o'clock; they each had an umbrella, and each went under their own; when they got Into Sixth avenue her umbrella woa put down, he putting it under his left arm. she taking bold of his right ariu. ana, of course, going under his umbrella; they went to a church in Four teenth street; It wiu not the church they wero in the habit of going to; it was an Kpiscopalian ohurch; they spoke to the sexton, and went in anil sat together; Mr. Putnam afterwards left her at her house, but did not go in ; ou the 23d of November, Thanksgiving Day. Miss MoAdam came out of her house ond went to Bleeckcr street, through one of the cross streets; she stopped at a house. No. 5)0 Bleeeker; she then came down the steps, and went to Mr. Bellows' church, lielow Prince street ; servicc was not held in the other church that day ; she went opposite the church, looking over towards it : service was aot over, and she went up Broadway, to the grocer's, at the corner of Prince street ; nfter staying In there a few minutes, she again returned to the front of Mr. Bellows' church, back Again up Broad way. to the drug store at the corner of llouston. and again returned to the front of Mr. Bellows' church; she was alone all this time ; she again rcturnml to Bleeeker. going down to the corner of Mercer and Bleeeker ; slie agaiu returned to Mr. Bellows' church; no person was coming out. therefore the service was not over; she went back again, one half the block, and again returned; church was then coming out. and Mr. Putnam and she met; his child was with nim; it was the first time the cluldhad been to church; all three walked down Broadway to ti rand street, where they called an omnibus; all three got intide. and I got outside, with the driver; the stage waa stopped at the corner of Kighth street and Broad way; onu shilling wns handed by Mr. Putnam to the driver; they got out and walked up to Ninth *treet;%t the corner of Ninth street they parted for a time, but she returned to him. and had somo words with him; she then went immediately dawn Ninth street to Avenue A; she crossed Tompkins square alone; she crossed Tompkins square to Avenue B. going into a house in Avenue B; in ahoHt tenor fifteen minutes Mr Putnam was walking in Tompkins square: she then came out of the house aud join ed him. The witness then described similar meetings lie tween the parties, up to November 27. tho day previous to Mr. Putnam's departure for Massachusetts, with Mrs. Putnam and his child to spend the Thanksgiving of that State with his. defendant's, father; they returned from Massachusetts on the .'kl December, and that day he again met Miss McAdam. when she was returning from the Sunday school with some children; ns toon as they left her. Mr. Putnam joined her; next. day. 4th December, she came out of her house with her sister, and afterwards parted from her and met Mr. Putnam; I saw him there on the Atli and nth. passing as usual; all this time, my sister. Mrs Putnam, did not know from me anything about our watching him: nor did she know it from any other person to my knowledge; the circumstances were made known to Mr. and Mrs. Putnam flMt on the 7th of December; I left this country for Knglanil on the 20th of December, and returni d in July, 1860, being over a year away: I nm certain this young lady (Miss McAdam) was not known to Mrs. Putnam; I know she was not; to my knowledge t he was not known to any of Mr Put nam's family; Mrs. I'utnam has lived ever since under the protection of her father, with her child The witness was then cross examined at great length, ns to the position ot the timber on the pier, its length, width. &e . and his location at the time the parties were behind, and continued? I accompanied Mr and Mr" Putnam to Mr. Putnam's father * at Thank-giving; it was on the 28th of November; 1 stnid there with them, spent Thanksgiving, and returned with them: it was to a place callid Sutton In Massachusetts: 1 can't say what day Thanksgiving day was in Ma-sachunetts; we left tlds ou the 2Mli ot November; Mrs. I'utuam. the child. Mr .Putnam nnd myself formed the party; we went up there together, staid together and returned together; we arrived iu New VoiU December .1*1; tlurc were other oc casions when I left them before tliey parted, besides that, on the pier; I left them once In the Sixth avenue before thev parted; I can give a reason why I did so. Direct examination resumed, by Sir. Gcrrard ? My sis ti r. at the time ?he went to Massachusetts, did not know ot' the conduct of her husband; I went wttli tliem at my o?n suggestion; my motive wns to protect hor ? to see that nothing wrong was done to her; I stated my mo tive to mv pnrwits. nnd had their consent to go; my mo tive wns nppnrrnt to them; the explosion took plncn on the 7 til l>ee cm her. alter our return; I saw wher* Mr. V <iM'ti was when this yoi.hg girt ami Mr. Putnam went 0*1 (bo pier, tin to wore other occasion* besides that and the time I spoke of ia the Sixth avenue on which 1 Uft them before they separated. Mr Uerrnni then gave in evidence the alms nac, tosliaw (ho time the nun not on thorn dnji in Novotubof and De cember ? showing that it sometime* net at hilf-pvt four. | The Court adjourned, admonishing t tie jury not to hold communication wiUi any portion , nt tho same tiins the : l udpo t>ugger>tod to them to look art (bo locality of tbo pier. Supremo C'oart. ?rUHtl tkum. Beforo Von. Jnl^i Mitchell. CONSTITUTIONALITY OK OIlDKllS OP ItKKKttKNOK Aouii. ltt. ? SumuelJt. Ju4\o ti against Ed ward I'. Clark, Stillmmi A*. Wighhnon, Htnry HaUshurij, and others ? In this cuko, a motion win made bo the above named defend- t | ants for ail appointment of referees, and resisted by the plaintiff un<l the other defendants. Mr 0. S. Spencer, cuum-oi for tlie latter, raised t he objection that. uiUoss by the consent of nil p.-irtieo. th? Court had no power to order a icferenoo; that such a course was directly contrary to the constitution, and an iii?a?ion of tlx' right of trial by jury Uieriliy guaranti-ed. In support of this argument, he quoted article 71 h of the ameii'lm iiU to the constitu tion ax follows : ? ? Where the value in controversy shall exceed i 20 the right of trial by jury shall be prueerved" And section 2 article T. of the Constitution of New York ? "The trial by jury, in all cases in which it has b?en heretofore li ed, idiull remain inviolate for ever " Tb# history of the convention showed the principal grievance nt the time of (be form&tion of this constitution, and in tended to he remedied, was the actual and threatened in- ? frlng-'ineut of this right; and he contended tint neither the Legislature nor the courts of this State could now, by any enactment, rule, or decision, legally evade or annul the right guaranteed bv the f-denU constitution; and thai, though in many fanes where it suited tile purposes of sonic parties, multitudes of cases were referred, and their merits or demerits thereby concealed from the light. The question of the legality of doing ho had never been nrought before the courts of the United States on appeal, as it was now intended to be done, if tho decision weru adverse. Again : According to the rulesof Court. and the merits of this "af e. it w:u; not a proper one for a reference. The plaintiff had loaned sonic money on the checks of the de fendant. Mark, and the colateral security of some sowar contracts, which, it was agreed, were to be held for hhn. In live minutes I lie proof of all the items could be taken. The contracts were wit hout plaintitf 's knowledgo, assign ed to another defendant: and i( was said he was Inf without remedy. In this fraud was alleged; and plaintit( contended lie had a right to follow the contracts, ai they were taken with knowledge. There had also been an ns fignnynt of moneys, to Ik- pa d by the Cbrporat ion on these contracts, and ou which he had a lion, to other de findants. and tho liabilities of sll parties (except the de fendants Wightmaii and ('lark) involved important ques tions of law. which, as well as that of alleged fraud, were unfit to be referred. Decision reserved. I IS CflAMRKItS. Ilefore Hon. Judge Mitchell. I M I'OICT A NT KAI t.W A Y CA*K. April IT ? Hugh H'hitc.vi. The Utica i?<t Schenectady Hail r<> nd Company ami it$ Diree'ms. ? An injunction was hereto fore granted in this action by Judge Roosevelt, on the com plaint of the plaintiff, a htockliolder in the defendant's company, restraining the company from subscribing to tUn stock of tho tlreat Western Railroad Company of Canada West ? claiming tliat the act of the Logislature, of April, 1851, authoring tho company, with others in this State, to subscribe to the stock of the Canada Road, is unconstitutional? ou tho general ground that it is a di version of the funds of iho company for a purpose not authorized by the original charter ? that tho act of lsjl was not passed by a two-third vote of the Legislature, as required by the former constitution under which tlia company was chartered ? and that it is a local act, and embraces more than one subjcct, nnd is therefore uncon stitutional. under article 3, of section 16. of the constitu tion of 1846. The company answered, denying the bad faith charged upon them by tho plaintiff, and justified the subscription of two hundred thousand dollars, which they lisd made to the Canada road, under the aet of 1851. and the consent of more than two-thirds of their stock holders. It also appeared that by the original charter of the company, of 1834, tho Legislature reserved the right to alter, modify, or repeal tho act. The company also claimed, that tho proposed road In Canada, if constructed, would b" very beneficial to their business, and that in view of tho roads constructing along the south shore of Lake Erie, carrying Western trade in that direction, the low fare on the central lino of roads, and their incrrasod capital, consequent upon improving their roads, by lay ing down the heavy iron rail and otherwise, it is impor tant to tin m that this road should be constructod across the Canadian peninsula, uniting with tho central line in tho oast, and the Michigan Central Railroad in the west, making tlio best line between New York. Albany and Chicago. The roads on the central line from Albany to Rochester, and Niagara Kalis, had all subscribed to the Canada road, their subscriptions amounting in all to five hundred thousand dollars, and individual subscrip tions had boon procured in tho United Statoa to three hundred thousand dollars in addition ? making in all eight hundred thousand dollars in the United States. Additional fncts. bearing on tho matter, wore stated in tho papers of bo(h parties. The L-tica Railroad Com pany now moved to dissolve the injunction, and tb* mo tion is still pending before Justice Mitchell, at Chambers. Mr. J. V. L. Pruyn and Mr. A. C. Paige, (late Justice of the Supreme Court) appeared for the company. Mr. Charles Tracy and Mr. B. F. Hut lor for the plaintiff. Mr. I'ruyn was heard on Friday. Mr. Tracy on Saturday. The argument will not probably close till Monday. CIRCUIT. Before Hon. Judge Roosevelt. Arnu. 17. ? In the case of Relay vs. the llarlem Rail roiul Company. forcausing the death of plaintiff's child, tho jury returned a sealed verdict of $50 against tho de fend ants. Wo understand that the company had offered Mr. Relay $1,500. in order to avoid the law suit. Superior Court? fionernl Term. Before Chief Justice Oakley, and Hon. Judges Sandford, Ducr. and llos worth. ArniL 17. ? Decisions ? Stephen Uriah ft al. vs. Ti'ilton JfuUe/l ? Appeal from order at Special Torm. Order at Special Term affirmed with costs. Jlmasa Iirainerd et alt. vi Thomas C. Hunks 'I als. ? M o tion for the new trial of the issues granted. Coits to abide tho event of the suit. The President* Directors mid Company of thr Merchan's ' Bank m the City of New York. vs. Knorh W. Clark et als. ? Motion for new trial on the grounds of surprise, and newly discovered evidence derived. Vnltrd States Supreme Court. Aran. 10. 1852.? Francis B. Cutting. Ksq.. of New York, was admitted an attorney and counsellor of this court. No. 123. Thomas Tremlett, plaintiff in error, vs. Joseph T. Adams. This cause was argued by Mr. Sherman for the plaintiff in error, and by Mr. Bibb for the defendant in error. Court of Common Pleas. PART KIK8T. Before Hon. Judge Woodruff. Aran. 17 .?Charge (if Violent Assault on an apprentice. ? Robert S. Cooke, hy his guardian, vi. Daniel Mc Cumeskey. ? This was an action for an assault alleged to have boon committed on the plaintiff by the defendant, who was overseer in a sail maker's store in South street, whore ho is now a partner. Witnesses were produced to preve that there was some dispute between Robert and the overseer about work. He refused to go to work, and the defend ant hit him two or three times on the bead with the Out of his band; Robert got up off tho bench, anil defendant took hold of him, and threw him down, and hit him two or three times on the chest; Kobert got up, said be was hurt, nnd could not go to work, and was going home; de fendant said that he should not leavo. and insisted on his going to work ; Kobert again said he was hurt, and oould not; defendant then took a piece of rope, six or seven feet long and one and a half inches thick, down from the wall, and struck plaintiff with it; Robert fell on tho floor, one of the workmen raised him up. and took him into a bark shop. when the defendant, seeing what he had done, sent for a doctor. Robert lay on the tloor In tbo back shop senseless; he did not talk all that afternoon; two physicians came, and proscribed for him hartshorn and S)*riti of camphor. Robert is about twenty years of age; ho did not strike nor use abusive language to the defendant. The case stands adjourned. April If. ? Verdict for plaintiff. $760. PART SECOND. Ilefore Hon. Judge Ingraham Charge of Jissault on a Female ? Frances Mitchell vs. Da rid H. barton and ^Alexander Mathews ? Tho plaintiff in this case is a very good looking young woman, and brings this sctien against tlio defendants for an assault alleged to have been committed on her in King street, on the 30th August. 1860. by tho defendant Burton, and that he. aided by the other defendant, took her te a station house in the Klghth ward, where she was immediately discharged. It appears that the lady was for eight years tbo ho.-oin companion of Barton, by whom she wos dis card! d. and the rmcontro took nlaee on their meeting one evening in the street. The defendants allege that the plaintiff commenced the assault, and that no more force was used than was necessary to repel her attack. Sealed verdict April 19 ? Verdict for plaintiff. Court of Oyer and Terminer. Before Hon. Judge Kdwarils and Aldermen Oakley and Boyce. Charge nf Murder ? Mr. Horace Clark applied fora post ponement of the trial of Jacob Rotor, a Frenchman, charged with the murder of William Kolter. by shooting him with a gun. on the 7th of Marcb. 1852. of which wound he died on the 9th. Tho District Attorney resisted the application, and said that if the trial was postponed now, it would necessarily remain over until next November. Tho Judge said thero were no grounds shown as to tho absence of witnesses or otherwise, why it should go off until next autumn. It was desirable that it should be disposed of; these cases were becoming very frequent, and the business of the oourt should not Is- allowed to accu mula(c. Tbo trial was then set down for Monday next. I A person named Lowery is indicted as accessory alter tho j fact, by concealing the prisoner. Chtnuenf Munirr <\f u Wife ? Martin Bloomer, a largo. I stout man. was brought forward charged with the mur- ! dcr of hi* wife, by stabbing lier; but the present inquiry was lis to his state of mind. Doctor Covel deposed that he Is physician of the City I Prison. 1 know the prisoner; 1 mw him tirst a year ago. I when lie was brought In a prisoner; he was wild and ex citid: lie was under the impression that men Were pur- I suing him from Virginia who wanted to take his money 1 and prevent him from getting work; he also thought his I si.-ti r lind some religion i f which ho must dispossess her [ by stripping off ber clothes, and he did so: when his wife eiiine Into Ids presence, ho appeared disposed to n sail her I from jcHloufV; I considered him ? dangerous man mid I i sent him to lllaekwell's Island; his wife entreated to have I him released, nnd ho Was let out; she appeared to be very solicitous about him. but his Mart was steeled towards her; we sent him the second time to Black wells Island, and he was again let out. when he committed tho crime with which he is charged; still after th>- wife was wounded she seemed anxious about him; we examined him again last Friday, very thoroughly, and found that he still was in too dangerous a state to be at large; ho is Insane; one of his delusions is that Dr. Itoiney had been giving him laudanum, and employed persons to knead him over (he body, so as to .-top tho circulation of his blood; I have not the least doubt Bloomer is a more fit subject for an asylum than aprisoa. The witness was cross-examined, and the Judge said that (ho law did not permit an insauo man to lie put on trial, and the jury immediately returned a verdict that tbo accused was insane. [Bloomer wiU be seat to Blask Will's Island for life.] Court of Appeal*. BMiawm. Aran. Ill ? JudgmnUt Jlffirmed ? JtmM White, r <SO>i dent, og.iinst John Ooatsworth, appellant ; the city of Oswego. upitcilnnt, against the Oswego Caul Commis sioner*, respondents; Frederick P. James, respondent, against Alexander Chalmers, appellant; Stephen llaynos, respondent against Jacob Carpenter, appellant, Krastu* S ia it l? assignee. Sic . respondeat, MtiMt Stephen J. Brim kerhofl ond others, appellants, Simeon P. llulf ro sponj'iit agt James Gordon Bennett, appellant, 8eth C. Jones. appellant, a?t. I'hilo Osgood, respondent; Caleb B. Orosby. tun'r. kc., appellant. agt Bradford H. Weed, imp'd. kt respondent, Moses Campbell. ex., kc , respon dent. agt. John U Campbell and another, appellants; Siininel 0. Viiuderpocl, receiver, fco.. appellant. agt. Abraham 1*. Van Alstync and another, respondents; Adrian Van Gteson, respondent, agt Cornelius Van Gieson and another, appellants; Joseph Watkins. reiptn dent; agt. Am<m llewitt. appellant ; the people. deft.* iu error, agt George W. Niles, pl'll in error, Stephen Van Rensselaer, appellant, agt James Ividd, respondent, l)an I'ew. respondent. agt. Benjamin Pew, appellant; Mile* Oovell, respondent. agt. Kbenexor Hill and another, ap pellants; Cyrus; W. Field, respondent, agt, the Mayor. Ac., of city of New York, aud another, appellants; Hiram W. Warner, and others rcs|>ondcnl*, a?t Oliver Lee. Prre't. kr . appellant; William (1 Sands, rnspon dent airt William T. Chnreli aud another, appellants, Helen M. While, appellant, agt. Aarou Parker, respon dent. Jiu'gmerit i rertrstd and new trial* ordered, with costs to abide the event ?Charles II. Merritt. ex'r, ho., appellants, agt John F. Seaman aud others, respondents; J'din P. Adams, appellant, *gt. the Saratoga .mil Wa4\in^lori Railroad Company, respondent*; Sylvanus P. Jcrinuin. respondent agt Garrett V. Dcnniston, surv'r, &o., ap pellant; William C. I'lerrepont and others, ex'rs, (fee., respondents. igt. Frederick J. Barnard, appellant; Wil liam Newton, respondent, ngt. James B. Harris, appel lant; Lucius H. liulkeley. respondent, og't Kugenc %c tella. uud others, nppt Hauls. Decree reverse:! in part and affirmed in part ? Abraham It Haehrouckand others, ex'r* Sic., respondents agt. I'./, kicl 8. Ktling and others, appellants Judgment if the Supreme Court reverted and judgment ren dered for plaiti'ifl on the demurrer, with costs (ff the Co irl be low . ? Daniel Voung. appellant, agt. Abram Mudge, ex'r., and another. respondents. Judgment of llie Supreme Court at the g, -neral term reverted and / Kul at the special term affirmed, vi fh costs of appeal fro'r tie si>eciul to tk" h'nerral term ? The President. Sir , of the Hank of I'oughkeepgie, appellants, agt. Jonas (i. Has brouck, respondent. De tree of the Supreme Court reverted and fire Chancellor's decree affnmed. with costs of the courts below. ? The President, Sic... of the Chautauque Co. Bank, respondents, agt. Wm. 1). White, appellant. Decree of the Supreme Court reversed aiut that of the tpecial term affirmed, with costs in the court Mow ? William H Scars and others appellants, agt. John Shafer, aud another, ro spondents. Decree af the Supretne Court and of the J'ice Chancellor re versed, and decree for the complainant according to the prayer of the. bill , with costs of the. court ULiw. ? Qeorge Truscott, aud others. appellants, agt. Hufnsli. King, respundout. Judgment q)' the Supreme Court rever ted an I prooeeiings before the County Judge annulled ? In the matter of Hoorge B. Morcwood, ami others, appellants, agt. Proderiek Hol li6ter. respondent. Judgment of the Supreme Court affirmed, except at to the award of costs of (ften and Meyer agt. Pennington, and as to so much qf said judgment it is reversed, and the coils of the defendants , dm and Meyer, ar? awarded against the plaintiff'. ? I.j uiun Uibt'.on, respondent, agt. Jottiaa Pennington, tip pellaut. Judgment below reversed, and judgment in this Court ren deredftrr the defendant <m the demurrer. ? Franklin K. t/'orwiu and another, respondents, agt. Jabox Oorwlu. appellant. Decree t\f Supreme Court modified, veui decree entered. ? J oh n Johngon, respondent, agt. Thomas Tabor, appi Uant. Decree affirmed. ? Klam C. Bliss, respondent, agt. Safe Sweet, and others, appellants. Judgment reversed ? Win. Powers and another, ex'rs. See., respondents, against Tunis J. l'.ergen, appellant. Judgment of the Supreme Cotirt at the general term reversed , and the judgment enterid on report t\f the. referee affirmed, with the costs of the appeal from the tpecial to the general term of the Sujrreme Court ? Kli/a Hone, by her next friend. See.. . ap pellant. against William Kent, ex'r. Sic.., and others, re spondents. Judgment reversed and judgment rendered for defendant, with costs of the court below ? Benjamin Frees, respondent, against David Ford, jr., appellant; William Burrows, re spondent, against David Ford, jr., and another, appel lants. Judgment rerersed ? .Tames Gordon Bonnet*, appellant, against Ames J. Williamson, and another, respondents. Decree of court below affirmed ? Jacob T. Walden. adm.. Sic... and others, appellants, against Mary Murruy. aud others, respondents. JlplxaJs dismissed ? The Urbana Woollen Manufacturing Co., respondents, against Henry Townsend. appellant; Henry J, S. Brown, respondent, against Isaac W. Colic, appellant; James Moore, respondent, against John J. V. Wegtervelt, appellant; William W. Gilbert, and another, respondents, against Kay Tompkins, appellant; Oswald Caiumann. and another, respondents. agaia*t Hay Tomp kins. appellant ; Wennln and Dockwood, respondents, against Bay Tompkins, appellant. Notion to dismiss appeal denied with f 1 1) costs ? Samuel B. Wells, respondent, against Thomas P. Danforth. appellant. liulkeley vs. KetUtus and Smith. ? This ease, which was an action for malicious prosecution, arising out of a dis pute when coming from one of the theatres, was tried be fore Judge Vund-rpoel, and a vurdiet rendered for the plaintiff for $U.7&o. It was taken t* the Court of Appeals, on a bill of exceptions. Verdict set aside, aud urw trial grautid. Court adjourned to the 2d Tuesday of May next. Casks Undecided. ? Samuel Thomas, jr and wife, respondents. against llosca Winchester, appellant; John D. Gardiner, and another, respondents, against Ferdinand Suydam. and others, appellants; John Watts De Peyster, appellant, ngaiust Anthony Michael, respondent; John atts De I'eyster, appellant, against John S. HnyJ'-r, re spondent ; John V. L. Overbaugh. and others, appellants, against John M. l'atrie, respondent; Hiram Chapman respondent, against Andrew While, receiver, Sic., appel lant; James Lynch and wife, appellants, against Margaret Livingston, successor. &c., respondent. Police Intelligence. Hobhing a Church, and Jlrttm. ? On Sunday night, as offi cers White and Vier, of the Seventeenth ward police, were patrolling their beat, they observed a light in a Ca tholic Church in Third street, between Avenues A and B They cautiously opproeclicd the church, and there they found a young man. named Samaol Koberts, inside, very busily engaged in the sacrilegious occupation of robbing the church. The officers rushed in. and before the rogue had time to escape, they pouncod upon him. and made him their prisoner. On his person the officers found $3 54 in money, and from an adjoining room which lie had broken open, the rascal had collected a silver vessel and many other articles of silver and gold, church arti cles, valued in all at $1,000. Those articles had been laid on one side together, near the door ol egress, while he accomplished his wicked design of setting Are to the premises, in order to cover up the traces of the robbery. Two places were discovered by the police where lire had been made to effect his design. The tire was extinguish ed by the police. and the rogue conveyed before Justice Mnunlfort. who committed him to prison for trial. Jl Singular Case <\f Pocket-bcok Dropping . ? On Sunday afternoon, officers Beam and Ottingdon. of the Third ward police, anested two well known pocket-book '? droppers." called ?? Frenehy," and "Black Joe," who were charged, by n man of rather genteel appearance, named KdwardCuslinie, residing at No. 30 Vcscy street. Willi taking from him a pocket-hook, which he alleged contained money. The facts, as rclatod before the magis trate, by Cushnle, were, that he was passing through West street, when one of the men alluded to picked up a pocket-book by his feet, which lie exhibited, and it appeared to be filled with money. Cushnie then claimed the book, but as he had no money with hiia to pay the amount required by the " droppers. they pretended to walk off with the book and money, saying they would keep it. Cushnie. lying fairly trapped, thought it would be a tine opportunity to claim the book as his ewu property, and accordingly demanded it, which they refused to give up; whereupon be cailed the aid of the police officers, to whom ho made his charge, and demanded their arrest. The officers took the two "droppers'' into custody, and found in their I ms session a pocket book, which, on exhibiting to Cush nie. he declared was his property, dropped accidentally by himself, and picked up by these two men. The o? cers knowing from the circumstances In the case that Cu.'-hnie was slating what was untrue, conveyed all three to the police court, where the tacts were related to Mr. Stewart, the magistrate elect, who showed the pocket book, to which he was willing to make oath; nnd. on npfiiing the same, it was found to contain a lot of spurious bonk bills, placed in by the ??droppers," tori-present money. Mr. Stewart gave Cushnie a severe reprimand ing for attempting to practice an imposition on the police, us well as subjecting himself to a charge of perjury, bad lie been )?Tmitted to make oath to thu poeketbook us being his property. They were all disclutrged from custody. Cushnie hus only l>eciwi*i this city n few days, being a nntlve of one of the West India Islands. Charge if ,'lrton against a Female ? Officer Daly, of the Third District Police Court arrested on Sunday, an elder ly female, named Hannah Joyce, on a charge ol setting tire to the dwelling house No. 100 Pitt street, in the roar. It seems that, according to the evidence Is fore the magi gtrate. the accused has temporary possession of the said premises, and rents out portions of it to ether families; am! that, about ten days ago. she took one of her tenants, named Bernard Caliill. aside, and told him that nnless she got a new lease for another year, she would take down all the Improvements made by her; and if he (Caliill) would not let her do It. she would burn down the premises. On Saturday night last she spoke again to CnhiU on the sub ject. who informed her that the premises were leased to other parties. She replied that she did not care, for she meant to put the place in ashes before morn ing. A lad ten years ef age, named William McMeno niy whose parents reside in tho front building, slates that the accused on Saturday came to ask for rent , and. when refused, threatened to burn down the house before morning. Patrick Caliill testified that he saw the accused about midnight on Saturday, on the stairs of the n ?r building, near an unoccupied room: early on Sunday morning a lire broke out in the same unoc cupied room, and, in a short time, the premises were burnt d down by the tire. The many families, occupying the Other portions of th< dwelling, witli but great diffi culty escaped with their lives, losing all their little pro perty by the flumes. Soon after the tire, t'ahill charged the accused with having set the premises on tire She made no reply to the accusation except no rcly that she was sorry that she hod lost so much property. The oc ruM'd wtis conveyed before Justice Monntfort. who com mitted hi r to prison to ;iwait a further examination. The charge Is srson in tin- first degree, and should a con viction take piacc the penalty would be death. I'lin White in Eur Of* ? S nic few weeks ago a great ex> i citi ment was prodvtcil nmonc certain money lenders in i this city respecting the sudden disappearance of I'lin J White, the confidential operator of Winn In Hawkins. I id dust buyers, who was alleged t< hare curled off ' seme $60,000 Mr White left here a millionaire in the steamrhip Arctic, for Kurope Letters have been re ceived from >ir. White, dated LlTMpool. In which he states that he has heard certain slanderous statements made sgalnst his integrity, and a reward ef f.VX) ottered for bis alrest. Such falsi' statement. Mr White alleges, be slisll ho enabled to clear up, on his return, and show quite a different state of fscts to what has already been said almut him. Mr. George D. French, one of the alluged victimised to the amount of $9,000. left this city in pur suit of l'lln White, and arrived at Liverpool on the 30th of March last, and according to a letter written back to his friend*, would procoed the next day for London. If Mr. French overtakes White, then is but rerj little doubt he will get ktrk hla money, bat whether he cm secure the claim* of other parties. is very doubtful ? tin*, bowover, will tell the story In tho iwetntliue, the aU !? ged charge of fal*e pretence* pending against \Tinri fc Hawkins. is pr>grc*diiK hut slowly b>iore Justice (Ms.ru. Plin Whit* wiil be back again In New York Wore a de ciaiou ia given in the Winn It Hawkins case, if they don't hurry up the hearing The Hmml California Tirkel Haiiiwu. ? The case o' Crook* and llall. whose bearing * u to hivi' co.ne > T yesterday afternoon, in reference to the sole of ( '?lif.?rui i passage tiekeU. hat been adjourned until thi* (Tuesday) afteruoo*. at two o'clock; and in the matter of George K. Hamilton, h!.. hearing has bwn postponed until Thurs Any aflernoon. at two o'clock. Quite a number of the de frauded passenger* were in aud about (he Police Court liming yesterday, very anxious to hear the re. ult of the invalidation Jt Trukra'M '-Bumm*." ? The well known character ceiled Butcher Joe," a negro, and two white wen. call ed 7, 0 Wheeler, al|?s Iliess, and Jiin Morey. were arrested yesterday afternoon, by tin* police of th? Fifth ward, on a chaw of hurtling " meauing as follows: ? One of ih ? p.irty salute* a stranger in the atroet, gene rally i. countryman, and a?kt him to go down the nest strict wilh him to decide a l>et. and offers the Htrangcr J>.ri for hi> trouble The unsuspecting stranger complies and accompanii * him to an ally, where they enter, a rid see two other person* between whom he is requested to decide the b? t; card* an* pmdueed, and in a ahort time the *t ranger himself ia induced to bet. and put* the stake money into the bund* of the third party, and when the cards arc turm-d up. of courso. the stranger lotos. and in an instant. away nil three vanish, leaving the country man alniOHt dumb with surprise. In this way tho ac cused parties an alleged to have swindled a man out of $<iO. Ax yet no affidavit has been made . but the m igi ? ? trate, Justice Osborn, committed alt three to prisou t o await a further hearing The . 'Hh'rj J ( 'hat^r <[/ Perjury ? In tho mailer pending against Sir. Hiram Ifutehlnson. on an alleged charge of perjury some fuither evidence *?,< taken yesterday after noon. which was of no interest to the public, and tho carte wa* further postponed until Monday of ii'xt week. ('harge against George IHu Moray Ihsmitsed ? The al bged charg- of receiving atolen good*, on which Mr. George liix Morey, of No. 332 Madison at rivet, win ar retted, has Isnii dismissed, Mr. Morey showing con di'ci'.oly that the property in queatiou had been sent to hi* place without hi* knowledge or con<eut. ftlx. Morey was h notably acquitted of the charge I*onr?l of Ku|wn'Unri> Aran, lfl ? The President ot the Ilourd of Aldermen in the chair. ? I he minute* of the last proceeding* wore l ead aud approved. nit.L* KKKKiinKD. Ann Colll*i 50 for furnishing meals to prisoners at the Seventeenth ward station liou.se; Julius Hitchcock, f r $126 for one quarter's salary for attendance.* as oiJl- er on the Court Of Oyer and Terminer; If. Heach, ?l!l 02 for furnishing meal* for prisoner*: at Kightli ward (tatlon house; Joshua 1'lllUip*. 00, for Herviees rendered Moral (!. Leonard. lat*. CouimWioucr of the Aim* llou.-i; George Westlake f.ri f>0 for serving a warrant in So m era, Putnam county ; John W. Keiehaiu. fl*7 30, for service* rendered as a Bpeeial Juatice of the I'eaeo ouo hundred auil four SundayH. from May 1, 1846 to May 5. 1818. piirrnoN la i o on Tin; iaiii.i. The petition of the aaaea o n of the city, for payment f >r duties pel formed wua ordenid to bepriuted aud laid upon the table, for further consideration. OKi'irKRti 0y nir counra. The resolution of the Hoard of Supervisor* of Sept. 2S, 1S-IS, authorising the President of the Hoard to designate suitable persons for the purpose of attending on tlie sovo rul courts, nt a compensation not exceeding $.?00 per an num, wa* repealed. It was then resolved, that tho Chair man Of this iloaril 1m< directed to infiirm the lloard of the Homes of nli peraons who have boon appointed in accord ance With (lie resolution of September 28, 1H1H. who uow hold office under such appointment; what duties they perform, and what salaries have been allowed such per sons; aUo whom, if any of I hum. are detailed policemen. COaoNEll'S A'*l> ailKHIFK'* hills. It was resolved that the Comptroller be authorized to pay the bills of persons employed by tin* Committee on t'ounty Offices for the correction of the bills of the late Coroner Oeer. RU'OHTfl AIIOPTI ') The report of the committee on County Offices, in fivor Of | ayi'ig the bill of Corouer Ives. ?1.577 tin. was adopted. The report of the same committee, in favor of pay in^< bill of Mr. Sheriff (,'arnley. $1,186 (H, was adopted. The'report of tho committee in favor of paying Julius Ilichcock. for attendance on Mio Court of Oyer and Tenai ner for tho your* 1H-IS and 1840. and recommending him for continuance in office, wa* ordered to bo printed. Adjourned to Thursday next, at 4 o'clock. Thrntilrnl and .Musical. Itowi rv Tiikatrk. ? The manager of this establishment deems to r njuy the confidence aud esteem ol the dramatic public more than at any former period of his theatrical career. Many of the boat of Shak-peare's plays are every other night presented, and the audience* give expression of their pleasure by the warmest and most enthusiastic applause. lu addition to his regular stock company, ho liiiJi again engaged those favorite artists, Cony, Illanctiard, and Master Cony, who appear in dramatic selections. 1'o-niiiht the pertoruiance* will commenco with the mu-ical drama of ?' Man-anlcllo, or the Kishennan of Naples." With Eddy. Uoodall. and Miss Gertrude l)awc? in t he leading charact. r* The entertainment* will con clude with the romantic drama ef ??The Forest of llondy, in which Stevens takes the part of Lieutenant Macabre. IJiioauwav Tiii:athi..? FoiTest appears to night in one of hi* great characters, uamely. Met uuora. Those who have seen him iuthi* character have all pronounced it a masterpiece, and we believe there live* no man who could perform it so effi ctivoly. He will be aided by Mr. llarry, Mr Conway and Miss Kate Horn, in tho other characters of note The amusements will terminate with the farcu of the '? Rendezvous." We have lately taken occasion to remark the j;reat improvement in tho orchestral depart ment of this theatre and must now repeat what, we then said, that the scientific display of the musicians affords the Utmost delight and amusement to the audience, and retlccts great credit on the leader. Mr. Roberts. NiBLO'sOARnKW.? Thone charming ballet dancers, the accomplished Itoussct Family, appear this evening in tho grand ballet of ?' Catarlna." in which they were so much admired, and applauded with marked i nthu.Ha.sin. ?luring their former engagement with Niblo: Caroline will sustshi the part of Catarina, Adelaide as Count Her tin ami M Rou. sctt as Frn Diavolo. The ballet corps is full and effective, and the music by the orchestra is ex cellent. The entertainments will conclude wilh tin- tarce of "Perfection " Those who take delight in the beautiful accomplishment of dancing should, by all means, witness the graceful movements of this talented family Bi ston's Tiikatse.? Dickens' drama of ?Doinhoy and Bon," which, when first produced at this theatre, drew, for a long period, crowded houses, is announced again tor this evening. The cast is excellent? such, indeed, as can seldom lie seen at any theatre. Dyott, an actor that, may. without the slightest approach to fulsome pulling, be cowldcn d one of the bc.-t actors on the American stage, will represent the character of Dombey. Burton in his inimitable personation oft 'apt. Cuttle. Mary Tayloras Susan Nipper, and Miss Weston as Kdith. Ihi* pro grammi will be sure to draw a large audience All will conclude with the farce of the -Married ltaahelor.'' National Thbatrk ? This popular place of amusem ent wa* re oi ened last evening, and the house presented a splendid appearance, after having been painted and dcco nit< d. Several new artists are attached to the company; and fti m the warm reception I'urdy inet with liuit evening, be has every reason to think that the present theatrical season will lie even more successful than the past one. The new drama entitled the "Blacksmith of Antwerp" will again be presented this evening, with Mr. W. 0. Jones. Mr. N H. Clarke, and Mrs. II F. Nlcholls. in the leading characters. Thi performances rommenee with the farce. -An Object of Interest." and will conclude with the ' Dumb Boy.'" in which Blancharil will appear Lvo.i'M Theatre.?' This establishment announces for the second night's amusement a programme of great va rietv The first piece in order is the comedietta called "Delicate Ground;" Mr. Waleott sustaining the part of Citisrn SangtVoid and Miss Julia Bennett, an aetre** ot great celebrity a* Pauline. Following this will be the Di bardour l'olka and a Pot Pourrl Populaire. by the or chestra. The next feature will Ik* the farce of the -Wild Indian." with Mr. Owens, a very clever comedian. a? Tim. and all will terminate with the grand musical fairy ex travaganza entitled the " Fair One witli the Golden Locks.'' in which Wulcott aud Mis* Julia Bennett will take the leading parts American Museum. ? The scenic entertainment* which are gi\en in the lecture room are excellent. In the after noon the performances consi.it of the ?' Man with the Car pet Bag." and tho farce of "Middy Ashore," with danc ing by La Petit Taglioni and Mr. Thompson and in the evening Sheridan Knowles' play entitled the " Wife, or u Tale of Mantua '' with C. W. (. iarke an St. 1 lerre. Bows rv Cmcvs.? ' The equestrian exerciaes given every evening at this popular establishment afford the utmost amusenient and delight to the visiters. The champion vauiter M'Farland. and the principal riders of the troupe, including thi great two horse act performance of Mr. J. J. Nathans and bi* talouted son. Ciiristv's On n.i Hoi kk ? While many theatres In thi* city are barely able to meet the great expenditure attend ant upon the engagement of actor* actresses* orchestra, ard various other iteui?. Christy is quii tly putting monoy lu Lis purse, his house being crowded every evening Wood's Misstri ls will give a delineation of negro ehs ractir this evening The company number* many of the Most eminent af this class of performers. Astor Place Orr.iiA Hwse.? Bradford's company of i minitrils will give their secand concert this evening. . The programme ceutalns a great variety of their best ?tlodii s. Pi i.i ow?' Mmsrnr.i.s. after concluding a very success ful ? ngegi nient in Albany, have proceeded West. Psruey Williams and wife are playing in Pittsburg, with success. MiTRiroLiTA* Hall.? The complimentary Vnefit to Sir. and Mrs Melntlre will coine off at the above hall, to morrow evening Ue|>ort sis'iiks highly of them as vo calists. _____ Brooklyn C Wy lntclll?ence. Col Ri os Over a s i> Terminer. ? Before Jinigi Morse, and Justices Crooke and Lott. ? The April term of this crurt rommeuced yesterday morning, when the Sheriff returned the precept of Gmud Jurors, ol whom 1 1 1 fol lowing answered to their names, and were dsiiysvorn ? ? in M. IlaJrtis. foreman. Poter C. Cornoll. Win Layton. I Wm Powers. Win. Cowenhoven. David Provost. John I. ) Cowenhoven Henry P. Waring. F.dwanl Smith. Samuel J , ttr%kir Gun-tO Bergrn. Alex. M. White. J oh i llarr. , Ale* Tcmscy llalph L.,ne. John Pear. on, Benjamin | Bnl(lwln. Lewis Duflon. The courUhcn charged the jury | on tho duties they were to perforin, in inquiring after ^ l.rcachts of the criminul laws, and the 1 iw-t ri latiye to ??reserving the purity of electlrns, together with those imai, ?t lotteries anil usury. They were also remiuded of the necessity of keeping secret the discussions and . ri .olutions that may take place in the jury room. Aft'T which, they retired. Au announcement of tho d>oea*e of F.lias K. Stoddard, Ksip. late a member of the bar ot this county, was made by Henry Haynes E.n|., when, on mot Ion ? tho court adjourued out of respect to lu* memory. Fmockiwi. Oct r?Ri.?n i ?Man Cri shi d tn D' atii ? ? Coroner Hall hold an Inquest, yesterday, upon the re mains of John McColgan. a native of Ireland, agi*d U years, who came to his death In the following manner ? Deceased was iu the employ of Alderman On-ene, as miller, in his ?nlt refining rasnutactory, in Furmaa street. Abcul sight o'clock, yesterday morning, heplaovi I i boi oa ? pUak, tad oa that a barrel, up** which ha aino4 wfilh* rarfraroriag (till Wxt upon ? ikiR that w hh revtdvtnf at the tine. The barrel tiffed ore*, m< ia trying to *ar* him?Mf he m oauftht by the awohiav* ?mi crurhed to dnath. The evidrnos w??t to show thin no Maine could be attached to may jieraoo. it having b>?u purely accidental. A verdict In acoordanae ni rendered Ktmc'Ti i,i' tii> Btorm.? During the continuanea of tho heavy niUc yetrterday morning, the gable end of a thrw-fitory brink building, in the courm* of wreetioa ea thu corner of hiuilli ami It-ruin irtreeU. wiu blown d*wa with ?r<-*t violence, the loonaiiml rubbish crushing a una! unoccupied frame building in the r?*r About Ummm time, the roofing, and a portion of tbn mason work of ? block of marble fronted buildings "n Kimt plitoe WU aba blown down. The damage however in small. Many awninps w< m torn into Hlirt*4n, and a number of shade tree* throughout the city were torn up. in mime inntanoM by the root* while fenced, board*. he. were sctttnre# about pell mull The (iowanu*. on* of the Fulton f< rn boats, cane in collision mime time during Sunday nigtiL with a TCffd which bad been torn fraui ita mooring* ty the storm. and wad somewhat damaged in her upp-r \>ork*. Few pen-on, -i were oa board at the tiui -, and na one wj* injured Moktautt it? Rmoii rK. ? The number of deathn (nr tlui week ending April 17. is *umni?l up a* follow* bw the Health Physician. ? Males 17. female* 22, of which I* were over and 22 under 21 yean of age ? Total UD. Of this iiuiiiIm r 1 died of bilious fever, 1 of puerperal dOy 1 ot fear let do., 1 of typhoid do., 1 of typhus do , and I o! Mll.'lll pOX. The Turf. llifioi Cooasi:, Iior?o Island. ? -Taorrina .-Friday April lfl. ? Punic and stake $450, mile heats, bent three ia live, in harness. Kight horse* were entered for tho abOTS aflair. uud an it wax supposed that tho majority of thaaa would start a great conaourae of persons were assembled to wittier* < the race, among whom were a number of Baa (oniati.* rhiladclphlan* and Raltimoreatu . Rut four at tho entries came on the track. vl?: tlreen Mountain Maid. TaouinMili. War Kuglu. and Jim Kelly. After scoring a few times, .Tim Kelly and War Kagle were drawn for rvaaonii best known to their owners, and Orena Mountain Maid mid lueumseh were (darted for the stakes. The race was a one sided alfair, the mare win ning with the greatest es.?e, in three straight heats. The following is a summary -r Mr. N'>dine entered cli. m. Oreon Mountain Maid. . 1 1 I Mr WbHpicy entered g g. Tecumseh 2 t t Time? 2:1.1%? * 17 17 The $1 .000 match of 500 yards, between Jenny Unit and Conebman, did not pome otT A gr.iy nag ran ('oach inan the above distance, tor a trilling sum, and being beaten, the affair endud with a " muss. " Tll4 trot announced to take pi -u*e yesterday, was ptst poncd. on account of the storm until Monday, the gtitta instant. Haiti ? bouislAHA Cot'Knt: -Seruio Miirrtivn ? Im?t I>ay ? Ti't oav, April ti ? Oold eup valued nt f 100 ? -Mingle dash of a mil - with lf>5 pounds each? #10 entrance, ta go to the second In rse. Col. <>. Vf. Austin's gr. g. Argo, by Othello, (lam b f Kclipse t I)r. llurke's b. g Shaker by limy Kagle t Thus. K. Leefe's, (U. 0. Wright's) b g. Kuby ? Time? 1 :35. N i w Oi.i KAf?? It a? t:a. ? Mktaihik CoraaK. ? Wanr?r.?DAT, April 7. ? Finit II ace. ? llobcrt Atako for three year old*, alngle dash i.f a milo; aubscriptlon ^200. half forfeit. Capt. W. J. Minor's (It. Ton ilrwok'n) ch. g. by lloHton, out of Jeauuetto ree'dft. II. L. Krench'ab f. by Chancellor, (by Ijeriatban, out of imp. K<juity ) out of the dam of Ann I lays paid ft. Samf. Day. ? Secohd Ilaco? Jockey (Jlub I'uiw two mile heats. Capt. W. J. Minor's br. f. I,a Vrale Heine, by imp. Sovereign, dam Voracity, .1 years old 1 1 Col. P O. Ileliert'u (II. li French's) b. h. (Jeorge town. by imp. farpedou, dam by liertraud, 4 years old S f A. L. llitigamau'a ch. f. Nancy Perkins, :i years old. t 8 Time. ;i:4S>? ? 3:41. Friday, April 9. ? Jockey Club Purse #000, four nalo In a tf . J), r Kenncr'sb c I,ouia D'Or, by Imp. Har pedunk dain l'lcuyuno. 4 years old 4 1 I T J. WeU'Kch. h. lliddleatone, by imp. Trustee, d?ni by Muckle John. 5 years old 3 3 S II. Ij. French's b. f. Belle Key. by imp .Sore reign, out of the dam of Ann Hayes. ;i y. old. 2 2 did Capt. W. J. Minor's br. f. La Vraie Heine, by Imp. Sovereign, out of Voracity. 3ycar* old. . 1 4 dr. Time. 7:37*f? 7:44 7:&4. Our New Orleana ('urreapondcace. Nkw Orleanb, April 7, 1858. The Butintss Season in Ncu> Orleans ? Scarcity tf Money ? Sale of C'ul. White's Estate ? Loss of Men in the breukers on llrasos Bur ? Interesting news from Texas ? The Wreck of the Independence ? Great overjhmi of the Rivers ? Tornado at San Antonio, fyc ? Governor Walker ? The Italian Opera ? Parodi ? The Races. Notwitliritar iling that business ctmUnuoa raf l?ris?k with our jobbers, producc men, and commu nion mcri'lutntt), yet thero is a great prossuro in kh* niotiey uiarkct, uixl good paper canuot bo nogotiat?d unless at .slaughtering discounts. This is to be M aountod for by the severity of tho weathor of Hi* I >n .it winter, which frozo up our rivers, as well at oa account of the low water, which kopt back tho im mense amounts of produce now daily arriving ut out lcree. This tloluy will protract tho scuson somo month or two later than usual; and our merohantq, w ho have made heavy sacriftcos by advancing oa tbi.-< produce, in order to wecuro the trade, andte<M it from g''ing to New York and Boston by railroad# and canals, are now mi fie ring greatly. If our banka do not come forward and accommodate thorn libe rally by discounts, 1 fear tho soasoa, which ha* already been so disastrous, will prove still moro aa to our commerce by more failures. The first day's sale of rbo projierty ofCol. White, of the li 1 1 ii of Mainsel, White & Co., for tho benefit of their creditors, took placo yesterday. The pro perty near the new canal, in thu rear of the city, consisting of vacant lots, sold for $'J0,(XK), which fifteen years ago could have been bought for leee tliun $10,04)0. Many speculators bought up the paper of thu firm on sjioculation; but thu property sold for so much higher than was expected, that they were greatly disappointed. Tho sale of this immense prop rty, consisting of houses and lota, continuos to-oay. The steamer Yacht arrived yesterday from Bra zos. Capt. Thompson, of tho lacht, in attempting lo sound on the bar at Brazos Ht. Jugo, wascapsizea in his bout by the breakers, and lost three of hi* men. The steamship Meteor, from (Jalveston, bringe dates to the 2d instant. Tho Meteor made the rua out from New Orleans in 29 hours ? tho quickest trip ori record. Tke wreck of the stea?n?r Independence was to have boea sold at Ittdianola on the Istiast. The beach was strewn with goods uud parts of tho wrcck. Thu passengers lost till their baggago; and the emigrants, deck passengers, are entirely desti tute, tmvinr lost everything. The late heavy rains throughout the interior of Texas, had caused great freshets in the Colorado. Brazos and <>uadaloupe rivers, doing groat damage to the crops, some of which are entirely destroyed. On the lith anil 12th ult., the Colorado, at Austin, rose foot. Tho overflow of tho Brazos had ex tended up as high as Oyster creek, but has now sub sided. In the vicinity of Washington, tho river loft a deposit of nearly a foot of new soil. On the night ot tho 12th ult. a tornado passed over San Antonio, uprooting tho trees and unroofing the houses. A Jady had her thigh broken by the fulling in of a roof. Tho building aad machinery el* thu Bexar Manufacturing Company woro entirely destroyed. The machinery cost $5,000- The lose gcnerully is very great. A disease, resembling the Asiatic cholera, had broken out in tho vioinity of Uuntsvillo, some threa weeks ago, whieh was very fatal. Col. John Hume lo.?t his son, a lad of 17, and thirteen of his negroes. Thedisea.se disappeared on tho 20th ult., and tho health of lluntsville was then good. The democratic and whig conventions of Texas re? solved to adhere to the compromise measures. Tho whig* passed resolutions complimentary to President Fill more and his cabinet. The democrats declared their intention to sustain the nominee of the Balti more Convention, be ho whom he may. The foundation of the new Capitol was commenced at Austin on the 9th ultimo. Gov. Bell, Mr. Dural, Secretary of Stato, and other dignitaries, took a part in the diggiug. Col. Johnson, of the United States Topographioal Engineers, with Mr. H. Girard and twenty assistant#, are engaged surveying the route of tho San Antonio and Gulf railroad. A light, with pistols, took place near Crofts' mill, about a rniie from Houston, on the 27th ultimo, be* twecn John (>oslin and L'eter O'Neal, in which both were seriously wounded. Tho latter it is thought would not recover. (>cn. Houston arrived nt Huntsville, on tho 25th ultimo. ( ! o v . Walker of our State, is now on a visit to thi# city. He reviewed the troops of the Washington battalion the other day, to which was pros?nted a flag in behalf of the State, he is here to attend a meeting of the administrators of tho Charity Hospi tal, which is the pride of our city, and of which no is ex-i'fficiv Prosiuent. Politics arc rnther quiet in our city at present. The Italian Opt ra closes hero to-nigkt with "Lucia di Lnmiiienuoor;" M ine. Bcrtucca ut ikes her debut as "Lucia." .Ni;;ht before last "Luorezia Borgia'* drew n brilliant house, and Stoffan?ne as "Lucruxia" exercised the full power anil meJ"dy of her voice to the d< light of tho audieaco. She was more suc cessful than on her first night. Salvi's triumph w;u complcto. Ho is considered by some critics the tinost tenor ever heard in New Oilcans. Parodi, and the lovely little Petti, passed through here for Mobile, as they did not wish to coui|>oto with Maret/.ck. They vrill stop on thoir return. Mad. Bishop is giving concerts at Memphis, fol lowing uf> CathoritM Hayes, who was at LouisviHo by last accounts. , _ We are in the middle of oar spring races. The ra oos over tho Louisiana course closed last weok, and this is the second d?y over the Metairio course, and we we yvt tv Law tbv UiiiS*oMa tjvurse races. VtfOOl