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THE NEW YORK HERALD. ? * WHOLE NO. 6403. MORNING EDIlYON? MONDAY, MARCH 6, 1854. I v 5 . PRICE TWO CENTS. ANOTHER GREAT CONFLAGRATION. ,ou of Orer Three Hundred Thonsand Dollars ? Worth of Propeity. nvE la&ge Bvnonros in budts. ACCIDENTS, INCIDENTS) &c*t Scc*f &c* Yesterday our city *>? visited by another one ' those disastrous coniagmtiflni, which daring the last Winter have swept away so many millions of dollars of property. Abeut two o'clock in the morning, of ths officers of the Second district police, saw lag from the basement of the large bindsry !?. I Spruce street, and the alarm of lire immediately Bounded over the city. A ? usual, the firemen were on the ground almost before ?* first notes of the HaU 1*11 had died away, and imme diately several streams of water were fallir upon the pames. Notwithstanding the exertions of the firemen A the police, the fire continued gradually to increase itil half-past three o'cl< <*k, when the entire building enveloped in one l>laie. With the rapidity of ?lectricity the flames communicated to the adjoining Buildings, and beiore 4 o'clock five of the largest estab its on Spruce street were adding to the conflagra |w Many of the floors of these building* being (\llej with and other combustible materials, accounts for the pid increase of the fire. The five buildings which were consumed were Nog. 8, ?0, 12, 14 and 10 Spruce street; and several of the new luildlnga now being erected ou Beekman street were mora damaged by the falling of the walls of the burning |nin* which adjoined them in the rear. At one time urtng the conflagration, the scene was grand. All of ?turn buildings being on fire at one time, a tremendous eet of flame rose above the block, which lit up, almost kith the light of day, the lower part of the city and a iter portion of Brooklyn. The East river was iUumi ?ated from Coriaers Hook to the Battery, and the various star eraft plying to and fro upon the sparkling waters ere lighted on their way by this grand midnight torch. At about o'clock, when half the block from a dis nce sotmif fl 1b a blase, it was feared that the conflagra ?bn would be more disastrous than any which visited us luring the peat few months. Not only the entire block a while eeemed In imminent danger, but the wind be rather high, carried the living coals to a great dis ob the roofs of houses and on the heads of specta l threatening conflagration to more blocks than one. ut' adjoining No. 16 was a large six story brick building, hoccupied and unfinished, which stopped the progress of Are, affording nothing for the devouring elements to I upon. On the Beekman street side, the consuming were joined by unfinished buildings, which ?so stopped the progress of the flre in that direction, lot for this fortunate boundary by mere shells of houses, we Is so conjecturing where the conflagration would kve ended. The Sre originated in some rags stowed away in the isement of building No. 8 Spruce street. The cause of , or how the flre came there, Is yet not known. While * lim-rn were raging fiercely, the report spread that Jtriol was stored in one of the bouses, which caused iueh sensation among the firemen. There could not have been leu than three hundred Musand dollars worth of property destroyed. A valu |bl* stock of paper was in two or three of the buildings, eeveral large steam presses were buried beneath the The Harpers came in for a share in the loss, of ?ot less than 960,000. There seems to be some fatality present hanging over them. But a little while ago, |?3r entire establishment in Cliff street was laid in ashes, lend sweeping away at one fell swoop, over latf a million of their property. And now, before the of their former site have hardly grown cold, $50, D0 smre of their property Is enwrapped In flames. We lave gathered as near as we could amid the ercite aad confusion of yesterday, who were the occu |aattof each building destroyed, the loss sustained and e amount insured. TBS LOSS AND IN8CKANCE. BUILDIKO ISO. 8. Batment was occupied as a storage for rags, In which he fte originated. Loss unknown. Firs floor? Occupied by John O. Hein, leather and find ng stre. H*^ a large stock on hand. Total Joss, $21,000. for 914,000 In the Market Company, of this city ; , of Utica, and Etna, of Harford. fourth and fifth floors? Occupied by O. Bur fcttck,.feed Jc Co., publishers and bookbinders. Every - Khineras consumed, total loss being 830,000. Insured Ifor It, 000, in the Washington, Hamilton, Market, and, | lorani companies. Mr. Burdick was the last who left Ihis sto? on Saturday night, when everything was right in the lilding, so far as he knew. Thini story? Occupied by Ira Porter k Co., sash and hllnd auiuf actory ; lost his entire stock. Value unknown. Not tared. Bests these, there were also in the upper stories of this biding, F. Putzman, importer, whose loss was not iBOtg T. Kelly, commission agent, loss 8600, not in aurtd. H. Goebler, mechanical instrument maker, ion* ?VCOtnsured for $8,000, in the Equitable Flre Com pany. BUnUJINO no. 10. The Mement was occupied by Mr. Spinning, rag jletler. Total loss of stock ? value not known. Firstloor.? James H. Benedict k Co., commission rag aid pap warehouse. Loss of entire stock, valued at $10,000 Covered by Insurance. Secon floor.? Occupied by the newspaper The Inde pendent,!. H. Ladd, proprietor, and Rev. Henry Ward 3eeche editor. Total loss or press, type, cases, sheets, ] .fcc., abt* $1,600. Said to be uninsured. Third oor.? T. E. Jones, bookbinder and publisher. jto lost a his stook ? value not known. No Insurance. Fifth tor and portion of third was occupied as com 1 oeinf rotas by 8. W. Benedict, whose loss In type, fix tures. ?#. was $26,000. Insured for $17,500 In various city eo??anles. Feurtl floor. ?Edward O. Taylor, bookbinder. Total loss of stik, valued at $7,000. Insured for $8,000 In the "Metro poll \n Company. Also upa the upper floors of this building were the ofloes >f tie Banner qf the Union, and American Artitan, evnftdbr .ohn Bullock. Loss In type, fixtures, engrav togs, smotype pistes, Ac. $2,600. No Insurance Bailoigs Nos. 12 and 14 were joined into one and occu pied as Mows ? Bsscnat* By J. Priesley, rag dealer, loss $1, >00, Insured >r $1,000; and by McBean, whose loss is not ^FtoSt oor? Br Alexander Montgomery, publisher and aropriefr of the Pictorial Timet. The total loss of plates, *fpe, sluts, fcc., was $20,000. Fully insured in the La jarge sfl other insurance companies in the city. The a* here was similar to that used by the London lOai fraff JVew, stamping both sides of the sheet at the iniant, and said to be the only one of the kind In eoukry. It was buried beneath the ruins. aeoun^ooT By Thompson, Bank Note Reporter. Total lor J of Mumps, sheets, plates, type, press, kc. The value *f proprty !??* 11 not known, but It is said to be very heavy. Could not learn If Insured. Third loor? by James D. Torry, printer and publisher. Loss abut $90,000. Insured for $10,000. Lost two Adams nd two Fans k Rnssel's steam presses. Fourtl and fifth floors? By C. W. Benedlot, printer and pubisher. ToUl loss $10,000, covered by Insurance in city ompanies. Chart* Scrlbner, bookseller, had stowed away in the Ipfta of Mr. Benedict stock to the amount of $3,000. A total loss Bunoe, Brothers k Co. had stock also stowed away in |thes* lof s to the amount of $600. Total loss. Turney k Brothers, stereotype rs, occupied a small building in the rear of these, which was entirely de ?ptroyed. Loss, $2,500. No Insurance. Btnu>i*a no. 1$. First fleor? Occupied by J. L- * Co., paper ware house. Most of thU stock was saved. There was some goes, but amount not known. and third floors? Occupied by J. D. Torry, printer, whose loss is stated in account of buildings Nos. ]2 aad 14. Fourth floor? By J. J. Reed, printer and publisher. R000. Insured for $0,000. tory? By Joseph T. CroweU, government Lislw|fM the Poet Office Department, loss $90,000. Covered by Insurance In addition to the abor* low the Harper* had $60,000 worth of plataa, sheets, Ac, atored in theae building*, which waa a total loaa. LOSS ON BUIMAN HTUKBT. No. 22 Beekman street waa injured by the falling in of the rear building on Spruce atreet, and by water, to the extent of $6,000. It waa occupied by Alderman William - bon for the Ditpalck printing office. He ia fully iniured in variou* city companies ? on hi* ?tock, 916,000. and on the building, $6,000. No. 24 Beekman itreet, unoccupied, and owned by Dudley Percae.and leaaed to Jarae* O'Conor, waa damaged to the extent of $1,000. Fully insured. No. 18 Beekman atreet, unoccupied, aad owned by James Holden k Co. ; lotta about $1,600. Fully inaured. The building No. 8 Spruce atreet belonged to Horace Brooke, and waa fully inaured. No. 10 Spruce atreet was owned by Dudley Persae, and waa also fully inaured. Who were the owners of ihe other buildings we could not learn. RECAPITULATION. Name*. Lot*. Insurance. In baaemant of No. 8 ? John G. Hein $21,000 $14,000 Burdick, Keed & Co 30,000 12,000 Ira Porter k Co ? F. Putzman ? T. Kelly 600 _ H. Uoebler 7,000 8,000 W. Spinning ? ? James H. Benedict k Co 10,000 10,000 Jndepindenl 1,600 ? T. E. Jones ? ? ? S. W. Benedict 25,000 17,000 Edward G. Taylor 7,000 8,000 John Bullock 2,600 ? J. Priestly 1,600 1,000 McBean ? ? Alexander Montgomery 20,009 20,000 Thompson's Bank JVote Reporter ? ? James D. Torry 20,000 20,000 C.W. Benedict 10,000 10,000 Charles Scrlbner 3,000 ? Bunce, Brothers k Co 600 Turney, Brother* Co 2,600 ? J. L. Fage&Co ? ? J. J. Reed 12,000 6,000 Joseph T. Crowell 20,000 20,000 Harper k Brothers 60,000 ? Alderman Williamson 2,100 2,100 James O'Conor 1,000 1,000 James Holden & Co 1,600 1,600 Total $268,100 $131,100 Besides this there is the value of the six buildings, which would carry the amount of the losa somewhat be yond the three hundred thousand doBar* ? the amount which we have set down at the head of the column. The burned buildings were all of brick, fire stories high, and filled with stock and goods from the basements to the roofs. ACCIDENTS AND INCIDENTS. The heat of the flames was at timea so intense that it would almost scorch any one to remain in Spruce street in front of the lire. Robert Allison, a policeman, was badly burned about the face. Assistant Foreman Smith, of Hook and Ladder No. 1, was also seriously burned in the face. These were all the accidents which we heard of. Yesterday thousands flocked to the scene of the disas ter to witnesa the rnins. The walla yet remain standing, and great relumes of smoke yet roll np from the ruins. Within the space of a few hours the fruita of years hare been swept away. But in such a city aa this such disas ters are quite common. NEBRASKA! NEBRASKA! The Women Galled to the Rescue. AN APPEAL TO THK WOMEN OP THK FKKE STATES OF AMERICA, ON THE PRK8XNT CRISIS IN OCR COUNTRY. BY nn. BiRKIfT IMUUIK 8TOWS. The Providence of God has brought our nation to a crisis of movt solemn interest. A question is now pending in our national legislature which in most vitally to allect the temporal and eternal interests not only of ourselves, but of our children, and our children's children', for ages yet unborn. Through our nation it is to affect the interests of liberty and Chris - tianity throughout the whole world. Of the woes, the injuwtlce and the misery of slavery, it la not needful to speak. There is but one feeling and one opinion on this among us all. I do not think there is a mother among us all who clasps her child to her breast, who could ever be made to feel It right that that child should be a slave; not a mother among ua all who would not rather lay that child in its grave. Nor can I believe that there is a woman so unchristian as to think it right to inflict on her neighbor's child what *he would think worse than death were it inflicted upon her own. 1 do not think there is a wife who would think it right that her husband should be sold to a trader, and worked all his life without rights and without wage*. I do not believe there is a husband who would think it right that his wife should be considered, by law, the property of another man, and not his own. I do not think there is a father or mother who would believe it right were they forbidden by law to teach their children to read. I do not believe there is a brother who would think it right to have his sister held as property, with no legal defence for her personal honor, by any man living. All this if) inherent in slavery. It is not the abuse of slavery, but the legal nature of it. And there is not a woman in the United States, when the question is fairly put before her, who thinks these things are right. However ambition and the love of political power may blind the stronger sex, God has given to woman a deeper and a more immovable knowledge in those holier feelings which are peculiar to womanhood, and which guard the Karredness of the family state. But though our hearts have bled over this wrong, there have been many things tending to fetter our hands, to perplex our effortB. and To silence our voice. We have been told that to spuak of it was an invasion of the rights of other States. We have been told of promises and of compacts, and the natural expression of feeling has, in many cages, been restrained by an appeal to those honor able sentiments which respect the keeping of engage ments. The warm beatings of many hearts have been hushed, onr yearnings and sympathies have been repressed, be cause we have not known what to <lo; and many have come to turn a deaf ear to the whole tale of sorrow, be cause unwilling to harrow up the soul with feeling where action was supposed to be impossible. But the time has now come when the subject is arising under quite another aspect. The question is not now, Shall the wrongs of slavery ex ist, as they have, on their own Territories ? but shall we permit them to be extended over all the free Territories of the United States? Shall the woes and miseries of slavery be extended over a region of fair, free, unoccupied territory, nearly equal in extent to the whole of the free States? Nor is this all. This is not the last that is expected or intended. Should this movement be submitted to in silence? should the North consent to this broach of solemn contract on the part of the South ? there vet re mains one more step to be apprehended, viz. .the legaliz ing of slavery throughout the free States. By the deci sion of the Supreme Court in the Lemmon case, it may be declared lawful for slave property to bo held in the Northern free States. Should this come to pass, it is no more improbable that there may be, four years hence, slave depots in New York city, than it was, four years ago, that the South would propose a repeal of the Mis souri compromise. Women of the free States I the question is not, Shall we remonstrate with slavery on its own soil ? but are we willing to receive slavery into the free States and Terri tories of the Union ? Shall the whole power of these United States go into the bands of slavery? Shall every State in it be thrown open as a slave State? This will be the final result and ixMue of the quention which is now pending. Tills is the fearful chkik at which we stand. And now, is there any thing which the women of our country can do? Oh, wo men of the free States, what did your brave mothers do in the time of onr revolutionary struggle? Did not liberty in those days feel the strong impul.se of woman's heart? Never was there a great interest agitating the commu nity when woman's influence was not felt for good or for evil. At the time when the struggle for the abolition of the slave trade was convulsing England, women contri buted more than any other laborers to that great triumph of humanity. The women and children of England, to a great extent, refused to receive into their families the sugar raised by the suffering slaves. Seventy thousand families refused the use of sugar, as a testimony ef the abhorrence of the manner in which it was produced. At that time women were unwearied in passing from heuse to house distributing tracts and books, and presenting the subject in families. One lady alone, called on and conversed in this way, with more than two thousand families, and others were not behind her in their labors. The wetnen all over England were associated in corres ponding circles for prayer and for labor. Petitions to government were gotten up and cigned by women. During my recent visit in England, I was called to the bedside of an aged mother in Israel, whose prayers and labors on earth are well nigh ended, but who had borne this sacred cause in her heart from the very commence ment. I was never more impressed than when, raised in her bed. with quivering lips and streaming eyes, she lifted her hands solemnly in prayer to God that He would bless tlie labors for the cause of the slave in America, and at last bring on the final abolition of slavery through the world. Women of America ! we do not know with what thrill ing earnestness the hopes and the eyes of the world are fastened on our country, and with what intenseness they I desire that we should take decided ground for universal i liberty. This sacred desire is spread through the lower and working classes of other countries, as well as through those in higher ranks. When I was in England, although I distinctly stated that the raiatng of money was no part of my object, and, 1 on account of the stats of my health, declined to take any responsibility of that kind, yet money was actually pressed upon me unsolicited, from the mere Impulse to do something for this cause. Most affecting letters were received from poor working men and women, enclosing ?mil itai la postage stamps, for tl?U object. Nor h*? this fe?lin^ been confined to England *k>u? 'n MTAnce, Switzerland and Germany, there has been t. Mm* deep emotion. A lady in Stutgard undertook to make a collection for an American anti-slavery fair, and while contribations from all rank* freely flowed in, a poor peasant and his wtfe in the neighborhood took down from the walla of their cottage two prints, probably the only superfluities they possessed on earth, and sent them to the collection. During my stay, I heard front Christiana of all denomina tions how deeply their souls bad been moved in prayer for America, in view of this evil. A Catholic lady, from the old town of Orleans, wrote of her intention to offer special supplications after the manner of her faith. In a circle of Protestant pastors and Christians in Switserland, I heard the French language made eloquent in pleadings with God that America might have grace given her to right the cause of the oppressed. Why all this emotion in foreign lands f la it not be cause the whole world has been looking towards America with hope, aa a nation especially raised up by God to ad vance the cause of liberty and religion ? There has been a universal expectation that the next step taken by America would surely be one which should have a tendency to right this great wrong. Those who are struggling for civil and religions freedom in Europe, speak this word slavery in aad whispers, aa one name* the fault of a revered friend. They caa scarce believe the advertisements which American papers bring to them of slave sales ; ol" men. women, and children traded like cattle. Scarcely can they trust their eyea, when they read the laws or the alave States, and the decisions of their courts. The advocatea of despotism hold these things up to them, and say, "See what comes of republi can liberty I" Hitherto the answer has been, "America is inure than half free, and she certainly will, in time, repudiate slavery altogether." But what can tliey *ay now if, just as the great strug gle for human rights is commencing throughout Europe, America ojens all her free territories to the most unmiti gated despotism? This will be not merely betraying American liberty, but the cause of liberty throughout the world. And while all nations are moved in view of this subject of American slavery shall we only be unmoved? Shall even tlie poor laboring man and woman of Europe be so pressed in view of the wrongs of the slave as to inquire, "What can we do?" and we wives, and mothers, and sisters of America, sit down content to do nothing in auch a crisis as this ? What, then, is the duty of American women at this time? The first duty is for each woman for herself thoroughly to understand the subject, arid to feel that as mother, wife, sister, or member or society, she is bound to give her influence on the right side. In the second place, women can make exertions to get np petitions in their particular districts to our national Legislature. They can take measures to eommnnicate information in their vicinity. They can employ lectur ers to spread the sybject before the people or their town or village. Ihey can circulate the speeches of our mem bers in Congress, and in many other ways secure a full understanding of the present position of 'our country. Above all, it seems to be necessary and desirable that we should make this subject a matter of earnest prayer. The present crisis in the history of the world is one whicn calls upon all who believe in an Almighty Guardian and Buler of Nations to betake themselves to his throne. A conflict is now commencing between the foroes of liberty and despotism throughout the whole world. We who are Christians and believe in the sure word of pro phecy, know that fearful convulsions and overturning* are predicted before the coming of Him who is to rule the earth in righteousness. How important, in this crisis, that all who believe in prayer should retreat beneath the shadow of the Almighty! It is a melancholy but unavoidable result of such great encounters of principle that they always tend to degene rate into sectional and personal bitterness. It Is this lia bility which forms one of the most solemn and affecting features of the crisis now presented. We are on the eve of a conflict which will try men's souls, andjstraln to their utmost tension the bonds of brotherly union whleh bind this nation together. Let us pray that, in the agitation of this question be tween North and South, the war of principle may not be come a mere sectional conflict, degenerating into the en counter of physical force. Let us raise our nearts to Him who has the power to restrain the wrath of man that he will avert these consequences, which oar sins, as a na tion, have so justly deserved. And as far as our social influence extends, let us guard against indiscriminate bitterness and vituperation. Doubtless, there are noble minds at the South, who do not participate in the machinations of their political leaders, whose sense of honor and justice is outraged by this proposition, equally with our own. While, then, we seek to sustain the cause of free prin ciple unwaveringly, let us hold it also to be our true office, as women, to moderate the acrimony of political contest, remembering that the slaveholder and the alave are alike our brethren, whom the law of God command us to love as ourselves. For the sake of both, for the sake of our dear children, for tlie sake of our common country, for the sake of out raged and struggling liberty throughout the world, let every woman of America now do her duty. Our Filthy Streets? The Duty of the Board of Health. [From the Sunday Atlas, March 6.} HUP IK THK STREETS. An indignation meeting of the citizens is talked of, to take into consideration Die horribly filthy condition of the streets; and since the coinbincd wisdom of the re form Common Council cannot devise a way to relieve tho people from the thraldom of mud, it is proposed that pri vate subscription* be raised to pay the expense of having it collected and deposited in front of the several dwell ings of tho members of the Common Council. That is a capital idea. People may talk as much as they please about dirty streets, and the newspapers may "bV>w," but the mud in the thoroughfares cannot be disturbed, according to the "reform charter" and the ideas of Comp troller Flagg, for some time to come, unless the Board of Health take hold of the matter as a sanitary measure, and order the filth to be removed under the direction of the City Inspector. The Board of Health, thank God, have a power, if they choose to exercise it, that Mr. Comptroller Flagg cannot disregard. That body can have the streets thoroughly cleansed in a week, if tho Common Council cannot; and unless they are cleansed by the City Inspector, it is not at all probable that a single load of mud will be removed from the streets, at the pub lic expense, before the first of May. [From the Sunday Dispatch, March 6.] FILTHY CONDITION OF THK 8TRKKT9. The press and the people on all sides are loudly com plxining of the condition of the streets. New York has long been famous for the filthy condition of its highway*. But their present condition is worse than they were ever known before; and liow could it be otherwise? During the last three months the mud and filth has been allowed to go on accumulating till we now find it knee deep in every part of thenity. - Why is this? Under the charter of 18f>3 the Commis sioner of streets and Lnmps was compelled to give the work out by contract ? the contractors failed to do their duty? and the Superintendent of Streets alleges that all he can do under the contract for the money these con tractors agreed to keep the streets clean for ? is to re move the coal ashes 1 The aldermen are powerless under the fourth section of the same charter, which provides that nil acts, resolu tions and ordinances involving the expenditure of money, must originate in the Board of Councilmen. And the latter branch of the Common Council must first get rid of the old contractors before they can act, and even then the work must be done by contract, after advertising ten days for proposals ! The only plan wo can see to get out of the difficulty at once is, for the Mayor to call a meeting of the Board of Health, and let that body, which is, we believe, the only one having the power, order the immediate cleansing of the streets. It would be perfectly proper for that body to do so, as much longer delay will undoubtedly bring a pestilence on our city. We are induced to make this explanation, that the peo ple may see just how the matter stands. We know that the Common Council has been busy for the past two months, trying to get this matter regulated, though we do not believe, under the law as it now stands, that it will ever be possible to effectually clean our streets. To prevent bad Aldermen from robbing the city, the Legisla ture has tied up the hands of the officers whose duty it should be to manage the local affairs of the city so that they cannot act. Before our municipal government can be made what it should be, the whole power of managing the city govern ment and appointing and regulating all its city officers must be put back into the bands of the Mayor and Com mon Council; and if the people will not pay attention to the selection of proper men to fill the offices of Council men, Aldermen and Mayor, they must make up their minds to be robbed, as they deserve to be. W 111 la msbnrR City Intelligence. A BurrAi Oitkaok and Br *ai art. ? On Saturday after noon Captain Donovan and officer Sherman, of the First ward, arrested a young man on a warrant charging him with burglary, on complaint of a Herman named Jacob Bote, who resides in South First street, near Seventh street. It appear* that about one o'clock on Sunday morning, the 26th ult., Mf*. But* heard a knock at the door, and on opening it a party of some twelve or four teen well dressed men rushed Into the house, with short clubs |in their hands, saying that they were policemen. Mrs. B., (who Is in delicate health and about to become n mother,) remonstrated with the ruffians, when one of the party seized her by the throat and dealt her a pow erful blow in the fnc, wblrh knocked her Insensible to the floor. After tin* v. ii" hi i on the floor the party broke open an inner vr.n lacked the room, an<l car ried away $6, a pair ci boots, some shirts and other wearing apparel. The ufl'uir haa been kept quiet daring the past week, in hopes that the perpetrator* of this vil lainous outrage could be discovered and brought to jus tice. Marine Afflrira. Trr. steamship Baltic, for Liverpool, anchored at the Southwest Spit on Saturday, and did not procced until nine o'clock yesterday morning. Thk t*r*A?Hir Sta*'ov thk Sot'TB, Capt. Marks, arrived yesterday from New Orleans, bringing us a copy of the ricoyvne of the 26th ult., in advance of the mall. Court Calendar? This Day. Rrnm Cocar ? Special? Nos 1 to 15. Cinourr Coo*. ? Nos. 174, 190, 192, 195, 20, VA, 1CT, 208, 211, 176)4, 218, 204, 205, 168, 102. Covmor Pmus. ? General term for motions and argu Mats. 8n ration Cotrwr (two branched. ? Nos. 17 B, 74, 72, 01, 167, 886, 598, 534, 626, 5*. Aft, 684, MB, 641, *542, 548, 546, 547, 80S, 81, 8*?, ?8, 649, 550, 552 to 660, 663, 568, 564, 666, 66*, l&X.'w, 'w, MS, 8W, 467, 606, 588, 604, Ml, 490, 45%. THE GARDNER TRAGEDY. The gnkldf-Hltlory or the Cm??1 The In> qnMt, and th? TtitJmonjr taken Thereat. v ">t'K 8PKCIAL WASH1KUT0N COKKKKPONDKNCK. W-iamsarux, March 8, 1864. The te wiU liaTe already conveyed to you the traffic dtm '**ement ot the Gardner drama, which In ita several stagt before the country for aome couple of year. But 'our ???ders will expect something more the U ,?e though thrilling: announcement that "the jury in the t cane came into court to day with a verdict of gu. George A. Gardner, on the indictment for per. 1ur7- Jud8? Crawford thereupon aentenced the priaoner t ** year* imprisonment in the penitentiary of the Distric * of Columbia; and immediate ly afterward the unfortunat ? ?ouvict took poiaon, from the effects of which he d. ?ft?r M??g la con vulsions for three hours." Th? drama in which George A. Gardner was the *ita(ipal actor, waa one in which the people of United States took an intense interest, as well 1 rrom the ingenuity of the plot, the various phases which i assumed in its de velopement, the perhonages (some of them high in office In the goverr ment) who were complicat. ^ it, and the success with which, for a time, fraud t rtumphod over right and jostice. I would not say a bar ^ word of the defbd. He waa a man of great talent and ability, who might have earned for himself distinction a. ^ indepen dence had he attempted to carve out an horn vable des tiny; but he yielded to the temptation with whk "h, iu an inauspicious hour, his evil genius lured him to. It >pould be a needless affectation to attempt to impose on our selves, or on the public, with the probability, or ovenr possibility, that, after all, George A. Gardner wa# the victim, as it was sought to bo repTesei'tf ed, of a combination of unfortunate circumstance. t or of malicious enemies. There is no use now in endeavor ing to interpose a scren between his memory and guilt. He has, ere this, stood before the Great Tribunal; and le gal quibbles and hollow sophistries no longer avail him aught in this world, or that to which he rashly hastened " with all his imperfections on his head." The story which, after the Mexican war, George A. Gardner concocted as to the valuable mines, mining utensils and property, which were lost to him in that conflict, and the various deeds, documents and vouchers purporting to bear the seals and signatures of Mexi can officials, with which he corroborated his story, and successfully imposed on the commissioners appointed to settle the claims of citizens of either country ? the adroit ness with which he perfected all the proofs requisite to substantiate bis claim, and the success which crowned his schemes to the extent of receiving from the Treasu ry 8428,740, (his original claim being 8700,000,) stamp him as one of the most remarkable criminals that history records, and throw around the whole case the mantle of romance, almost putting it beyond the range of credence. But this is but another verification of the line which has grown into a proverb: "Truth is strange : stranger than fiction." nr. uaraner aia nox, nowever, depend entirely npon the completeness of the chain of evidence with which he backed up hla claim, but ? another curious feature in this strange case ? he procured the legal services of a gentle man who, before the conclusion of the matter, became one of the Cabinet Ministers. I mean Mr. Corwin, Secre tary of the Treasury ? to whom he paid a large per cent age of the claim, amounting, it is said, to some seventy five thousand dollars, and who may be said to be the only person that baa reaped a luge harvest of gain from this stupendous fraud. It is difficult to believe that a shrewd, penetrating law Jer, having necessarily the confidence of his client, could ave possibly prosecuted such a claim without having detected the evidences of fraud which afterwards mani fested themselves, or at least without having liad his suspicions excited. If he did detect, yet failed to expose them, he was derelict of his duty in his double capacity, first of advocate, and afterwnrds of offleer of the govern ment, and is morally, if not legally, a particepx crimin U Put whether he was so or not, now that the fraud has been exposed be is bound in honer, as well as in law, to refund to the governmeut that which be improperly de rived from the guilt of his client. It was not a simple fee that he received : if so, he would have a right to re tain it. It was a certain stipulated share of the spoil so fraudulently extracted from the government, and this he is liable to be compelled to disgorge, even as the princi pal culprit himself was liable. If he was cognisant of the fraud as a lawyer, then he mnst have been guilty of a violation of his duty to the country, when, aa Secre tary of the Treasury, be endorsed the decision of the Commissioners. George A. Gardner was a native of the State of New York, and was about thirty-Bin years of age. Previous to the breaking out of the Mexican war he bad resided in that country, following the avocation of a dentist. He spoke the Spanish language as purely as a native, and thus was able to escape the fate which might have befal len him in the then excited state of the Mexican nrind, had he baan known to be an Americano. Some time after the treaty of Guudalupe Hidalgo was concluded he ap peared as the claimant ef some six hundred thousand dollars, as compensation for the losses which lie pre tended to have sustained in the breaking up of his min ing operations. Under the circumstances which I have detailed, that claim was to a certain extent successful. The commissioners awarded him some three hundred thousand dollars, though be has stated that the sum he actually received did not exceed one hundred thousand dollars ? the balnnco of the sum having gone to satisfy the legal gentlemen who were sharers with him in the golden speculation. The tircnmstance which led to the detection of the fraud was one of the not least curious in this remarkable cu.se. A decision under the same commission had been awarded in favor of the Messrs. Hargous for some hun dred thousand dollars. There was no question as to the legality and fairness of this claim; hut on some technical grounds ? waiting for the receipt of a document from the Mexican government, I believe ? its payment was retard ed. The principal counsel in the prosecution of this lat ter claim, and who had been also an associate counsel in the Gardner matter, endeavored to procure Its immediate satisfaction out of the Treasury of tne United States; and for the purpose of effecting that object he ventured an intimidation of the Secretary, threatening to divulge the secrets in the Gardner matter, if the award in favor of the Messrs. Hargous were not immediately made. The affair thus got wind, and President Fillmore took it up warmly, and insisted on a thorough investigation. A close scrutiny and some inquiries established the fact that the whole claim was fictitious ? that the rich silver mines were nothing more nor less than Chateaux en Jtnagnr?' that the signatures and seals of the Mexi can officials were fabrications, and that the commission ers and government had been egregiously cheated. An embargo was immediately laid on certain moneys, the proceeds of the fraud, which Gardner had Injudiciously left in bunk. A criminal prosecution wms instituted against himself for perjury, and a civil suit for the re covery of the money; and criminal prosecutions were also instituted against his brother, John Charles Gard ner, for forgery and perjury. These suits have been pending for nearly two years. In the meantime commis sions have been sent to Mexico to hunt after the mines, and returned without finding them, having narrowly escaped being murdered by banditti ? another curious phase in the ease ? and to-day the protracted trial of George A. Gardner, on the charge of perjury, was brought to a close in the Criminal Court of this city, by the rendition of a verdict of guilty, and by the sentence of the convicted criminal to ten years imprisonment In the District penitentiary. Upon the news of the conviction and sentence followed fast a rumor of dreadful import : that the unfortunate man, in the desperate circumstance in which he found himself placed, bud taken a dose of the deadly poison known as strychnine, and was then in the agonies of death. This rumor intensified the sensation which the termination of the remarkable care had excited; and again came that thousand-tongucd rumor, he was dead. It was too true. Immediately after his sentence and while still in court, he had accomplished hla resolve unobserved, or at least un noted st the time, and before he had been more than half nn hour in the guardroom of the penitentiary nought re mained of the guilty and unfortunate Gardner but a de serted tenement of clay. Resolutely, aa will be seen by the testimony which 1 hereafter annex? unflinchingly, and without divulging his secret, did he meet his death, none knowing from his Hps of what he died. His brother was with him, and he alone would seem to have anticipated and known the secret of his tragic end. He told the at tendant jailors that It wns a nervous affection to which he was subject, and which no medical aid could affect. Thus died George A. Gardner ? sternly, resolutely, un yieldingly taking that dreadful "leap in the dark." I saw his remains spread upon the pallet where he died, In the n t'.e guardroom of the dingy Jail. I saw Innui sltive <>ck stare callously at the mystery, but none shed a ttiir over it; and I followed the .Coroner, the lawyers, the jurors, and the witnesses up the narrow stone stair case of the prison ? which is a disgrace to the District of Columbia ? into a square white washed room, into while some chairs ? a?t enough to accommodate its oc cupants ? were hastily gathered from the guard room and hall, and which afterwards received the addition of a table hardly large enough for one person to write at. The inquest was presided over by Mr. Thomas Wood ward, the Coroner, assisted by the United States District Attorney, P. B. Key. Messrs. Bradley and Carlisle, who had been counsel to the deceased, attended on behalf of his relatives. The jury was composed of the following gentle men; ? Thos. C. Msgrudcr, Jonathan W. Barniclc. l^onard Storm, Wm. R. Plowman, Richard H. Riddirks. Jonathan Gittings, Richard McLean, Alman Baldwin, Robert C. Storms, Henry C. Baldwin. William I>ord, Wm. F. Boweo. The first witness examined was E. M. Chapin, one of the Marshsl's officers. Mr. Key?Mr Chapin, jnst state to the jury, in your own way, what you know in relation to the dea'th of Geo. A. Gardner, and the circumstances prior to his (teeth, aa near aa yon recollect them Witness ? I first saw Dr. Oardner thia morning, standing lit the corner of Mr. Bradley's rwkkeaoe ; 1 was then on | my wsv to Mr Carroll's hrnise, to convey a mesaagt ' troa the Court tbat it *m sitting: and I informed him (Q*?, j A. Gardner) that the court waa sitting and waiting fo ' i I them (meaning himself and counsel) ; he came over to the court room by himaelf; that was about twenty min utes after the court wua opened; it abould have opened at 10 o'clock, but wai not until near 11 o'clock. Mr. Key ? State what occurred after that. Witnea* ? 1 came orer to the court and remained there till after the jury wma brought down; I brought the jury down; the jury gave in their verdict; immediately after the rendition of the verdict of guilty, he waa ordered by the Court into the custody of the Marshal: I, as one of the Ma rah al' a deputies, took charge of deceared; I sat near him for a few minutes, and spoke to him; and as the court waa about to adjour immediately Mr. Bradley spoke to me and said that deceased was desirons of proceeding at once to the jail, and asked rae to try and prevent spectators from seeing him; I said ' certainly;' he imme diately left in my custody and that of one of the jailors of the court; I should have' said that the sentence was pro nounced before this; the sentence wns hard labor in the United States penitentiary of this District for the term of ten years, to take effect from the rising of thj Circuit Court; I left the court room with deceased, followed by one of the bailiffs of the Court, Henry Wilson; we proceeded to the outer steps of the building; I am not aware of anything being said by any of the party until we were some distance from the steps; in the court house yard, or lot, I made some remark that it wap an unplea sant duty which I had to perform, and that I presumed he *as fully aware that I was doing my duty simply an an officer of the Court, to which he readily assented ;som'' remark was then made about the weather, that it waa a pleasant morning or something of that sort; we proceeded on to the jail; I cannot now recollect that anything els was said till we came to the jail; we passed a few minutes in the front room; in passing 1 asked him to walk in to the guard room, where his body is now lying; he took a seat there, and commenced writing a letter on a piece of paper; I don't know * lietl er he asked for materials or not; they were iu <he rr< n>, I believe; either while writing, or just prior io seating himself at the table, he took some papers on ? t Ins pocket, which he tore up into small pieces and thiew into the fireplace, wherethere was a fire burning try uttention was called to this from the fact that Mr Smith (the jailor) ca&ed my attention to his burnin some paper, but my impression was that it was inrmate | rftfl ; they linked to me Kko bills or receipts, or something ! oflhatsort; 1 do not recollect that anything particular occurred, I tltink he said that his situation or position w*s hard; I said I felt for him, that his condition asnst be unpleasant or desperate; he continued writ'ng Iris letter till be finished up and scaled it; he turn th? appearance of putting a subscription on it; be paused a moment with the tetter in his hand, as if in the act of thinking what he sheuM do with it ; he the* put it in his pocket; I did not see its address. Mr. Key? What has become ef that letter or the clothes? wi? ^?ronfr? ?h, they hare been examined. Witness? I Mw him write the letter and not it in hi. pocket ; Mr. Smith went into the coart liovse a few mn othI in'thr.^4' 'eaT'ng Mr Bfroh (wother of the jail or*; in the audience room; myself was the oaiv Demon in the room where his body now lies; I nmde soinetwmnrir about his room being prepared for him; he said he wis ready to go to it when ne had finished his letter- h? i seemed to have the impression that be was keen ing me waitiag ; I told him that the room !!?. not quite readv ; he said, " very wen " hi seemed to apologise to m* to? l^pL waiting ; he had finished his letter when he said he was ready to go to his room, and hail put it in Ms pocket ? he asked for a glass of water; Mr. Birch irave It tn Him went out; f saw that he on his overcoat still ; I remarked to him that perhaps litUe.^T nil* T' fnd that 1 had better** in*! little air Ik. Birch stepped round and fixed the Vene tian shutters so as to let air in ; in a few minntee he ask ed again for a drink of water; I gave it to him* am) h? took a sup of It ; I asked him if he felt faint ; forked Tery pale, and perspiration was on his brow IS head ; he said he did, a little, but that it waeonlr?. ftfi.r iw' Vi?1 he,W0?1J be much better in a minute after drinking the water he said he felt better- I imde ?' !Z?\ t0 -hi? tUt ; his clothing" almost too nice to wear in his ccll, and that it woaU be fnr bim to change liia clothing, as the c. H was ?it1Cr,88Jb(M}'' }1P Baid " didn't make much differed W? X"? u clothing he had on now; in a few mtoutes after that he attempted to raise the giass of water that was standing on the tabic before him; he was then sitting in an ordinary chair, with back, but no sides; he wm sitting with one arm on the back of the chair and tho Other on the table; he attempted to imJuKtaJS fcS wit" S -4, 11 a?wn; bo did not h?t it fall, but it came down with a strong blow on the tattler he was nervous and felt as If he would faint; I stepped ui 5 <? "?i?t bim: I asked him if he felt fairJTta said he did, but that it waa only momentary; I assist? 1 him in raising the glass to take a drink of water ; he7e the glass down again on the table, and I resumed m stand in front of him; I do not recollect that there wa. anything then said, but the first thing which next at wV,a noi,e>. ?? "t something falUn r ? ^rj, k'?K ? I looked, and found him prostrate on his back - he had gone suddenly over, the back of his head strikln the corner of the desk ; his head wa* then lyinir on tha floor, with his legs outside the chair; he had slipped ririi over the back ; I raised hiin. up, put my arm around h m in th? c,hair; 'w continued convulse : hh *rn was strung and inflexible, but in a moment he seemed to relax, ami he felt a consciousness of where he was; he asked me if he had cut his head? . feeing spots of blood on mr hand? I told hid he had bu the hemorrhage was very light, and he evidently saw so as he looked at the spot which fell upon his sleeve; f think I asked him if he had not better lie down; he said "von 1 need not trouble yourself about any bed I called in Mr Birch when he first fell, and he assisted me in holding J him in the chair and bathing bis forehead with water* 1 L?rt11^ t0, W th?V beforei WM he wa, muecrh hurt, /though I knew he was depressed a little, which I thought was from weakness and excitement) , he asked me if we had any brandy in; 1 told him we hid not Vthls was i after the closing up of the letter and before the se t0 flfS w*,er- 1 think.i) but that if he desired it I could get him some: I called a servant and when 1 was getting some money to give him. he pulled out money himself? a quarter dollar? and saii I should not pay for it; I gave the money to the boy and told him to buy a quarter's worth of brandy. Mr. Kees ? What time was that? Witness? Very shortly before the fall; ho did not fall before the boy had time to be back: I raised the deceased up, and when he came to himself he spoke about the , wound on hia head; I ordered gome one to brinir in a Dal let which I had seen lying in the passage, and saicfto . him that lying down was much better than sitting nn they brought it in, and I asked him to lie down; he said he would do well enough there, or something of that kind it was a slight objection though; he did not want to give' the trouble; I bathed his forehead, and got him some spirits of hartshorn: before holding it to his nose I told him that it might be too strong, and he pullod out his pocket handkerchief, and told me to unstop the bottle which I did and put somo on the handkerchief he said he felt better, and made some pleasant remark ; 1 moved him to the bed; 1 saw that he was exceedingly' nervous, and that there was no tellliug what moment another spasm might come on; I took it to bo a form of epilepsy when I first saw him affected by it; he removed to the bed and sat on the side of it; I asked him to have ' his frock coat taken off; he had taken off his over coat before writing the letter; he objected to taking it off I 1 thought thtt all the time hia general objection was more I that he might be giving tronble thnn anything else; I I wanted to take hia neck tie off, so that he could respire ! more freely; he said he could take it off himself, and ' he took it off this way, (witness here described the man ner;) I bathed his forehead, and got him some cam phor; in the meantime, either at the time I first set him on the bed, or just before his brother, Jolui Charles came in; I spoke to him and he spoke to me; I told him I thought his brother was affected with something like spasms but he would be better in a few minutes; I understood him to s8y that deceased had had a similar attack to thijouce before: one 1 think in Mexico; that he had fallen down some precipice and injured his head; in a few minutes another paroxysm raine <m; he was brought to be con scious; while standing at the bed he conversed with his brother in some language unknown to me; it seemed to lie Spanish, ami his brother sat down ; this was before the third paroxysm , he conversed with John Charles in a language unknown to me; the latter went to the table I and wrote down something on a piece of paper; he then came lack to th*1 bed, and they conversed again* some part or it was in Kagllsh; I think I heard something about Dusne street, in New York- it ap peared to me as if he was giving John Charles the description of a locality or some person in New York my impression was that Jo'xn Charles was writing as bis I amanuensis to somebody in New York ; he wrote one or two words ou a piece of paper, which 1 did not read thourt it : lay there for some time ; be deceased took from his coat pocket several articles which he handed to John Charlea; 'think from the appearance of it that something which he took from his coat poaet was the letter he ha J writ ten when he llrst came bo the jail ; 1 resisted John Charles In unloosening his neck eollar and tbe collar of his shirt, and unbuttoning down ene or two of hia buttons. ; I think I his undershirt was lo-ten*) to give him respiration an,'. * , . b-??dy dime in somewhere abor> . this time; I took the flask and poii>vdouta pretty moderate , sized, dram, with some water, and he declined taking it, but did not assign .?ny reason far It; it seeued to me that ! by putting my harul upon hits, at tho touah of my fxager, it threw him into trepidation and convulsions, and slight jiaroxysms; I tlio*ght it ratUer singular that he (declined the brandy and vmter, unices it was tlyit he had * difll culty in swallowing; | thiufc I brought the bran-Jy to him more than oner* iu the meantime, 1 had fnrM a little cemphor; he p ?t it to hia nose and smelled of it. to UMtify tluit he sent for the pkysi cisn of the jaii; hot ho- aot coming soon, weut in march of one hlmsrtC and met Mr. Bradley an.! Mr. (irlisle whom he tvM of the oondition ef his prisoner- when hs ieturne<l he was deej. Mr Taniiil Smith, the jailor, was n?-*t examineel, and giive a , i -jJlar detailed statimen; tso too, Imiac Hirch Jtobert Haters, aad Charles BelL Jahnsow Simons an.1 o' \ v *VeI?Uy t<,"li0^ th?t they were standing in tbo court when M?. (tardner was sentenced; that he rot a rUs of water; that he stooped hia heed as iflettine a i.ieco ef tobacco ont of his month; that they then saw him with one band take something out of the other, and put it Into his mouth ; then take another sup of water; let then set Uie glass down.' sup of water, and man '^ok^be pol!?r>rL " ^ M ^ tin" 0,8 unf?rtuu*^ , Al '"quest was adjourned to 10U o'clock A .U. Saturday morning, when the doctors who held the e*s*nlnation will give their testimony^ Tlie jury were discharged for the present, with an ad monition not to hold conversation on the subject Heirara rii'vr1 cor,oner- }kw^n- j"""? uTwit^ groped their way down the BP'.ightlj and unhfhted |tga? staircase, paaaing on their way cells, at thS *?22? J of w hlch groups of colored women grinned aW* janffcai horribly. Sad and sickened at the acene* I had Wk'tMMM, I walked to my hotel and aet down to writ* tb? iiiaBB *h:ch I now close. W ashiivotoh , March S, 18M n 8 P?Rt mortem examination held thia morning an tha body >''' George A Gardner established nothing po?l tively a* ' to.th* cau?? ?f death. All the doctora, however agree in b ^li^ving it wa* produced by strychnine. Tha content* of ~e ,tl"nach and a white powder found an hi* peraon have i handed to I)r. Breod, of the Patent Office, for analj the inquest aland* adjourned till Tueaday. The Pane T*1 ?r ?r. Gardner, &c. q VLlo&Armc. W ahiiinoton . March 6, 1854. The funeral of the late . Gardner waa attended, this afternoon by only a small number of peraonal friend*. Hi* brother, John Charles 0a? *? present, thus ti llering the impression that he absconded. The re port that be had left the city art ? from W* answer ing the Coroner's summons on Sa *urday, and from tha equivocal conduct of hia brother-in "'**? The suicide and ita attendant circu 'instances form tha chief subject of conversation here; an ^ probable and improbable rumors in re la ^on the mat ter. There if mnch curiosity to learn content* *f the letter written by the Doctor, and han tod t? hia b*e ther just previous to his death. It Is said ***** *h? totter will be produced at the inquest, on Friday n< ***1 ?* wM* timo it is understood that Charles Gardn*r wi. ^ ^ the coroner's jury. NEWS BY TELEttRA PH. The latest from Washington. THE HOCPK AND TttK NEBRASKA WLL? MANOOTV ? TDK ADMINISTRATION AND TKK NEW YORK 90. TTS* ETC'. WAerawttTOn, March &, ISM. It is understood the Senate Nebraska bill, when it W ' reported to the House, will be referred' to the Committee on Territories, and that it will remain there for the pn sent. Meantime, the Nebraska hill already reported from the House Committee on Territories will he consid ered in Committee of the Whole, and all the discussion will take place upon that bill. Whenever it is aeoar taioed that there ia strength enough to pastrit, the Terri torial Committer will then report back the Senate hill, and press it through under the operations of the previa** question. The advantage of this plan lies in the fadfc that the moment there is a majority for the bill, dic^uwtatn en 1C can be 'stopped; whilst, if it was in Committee ef the Whole, the previous question could nut be made avail*! to. Mr. Dean openly aveflrfe that the article in thr fet Kt abandoning the Nebraska bill as a test question, waa tt ? result of a bargain, without which Nicholson' couM mm * have received the printing. Mr. Dealt has played' fcft ' cards cHverly, But what era be said of the 'morality *C the admidistration and its organ 7 Hall Vatlorea. Bjr.TiMORK, March 5, 18H. We ha?* no mail to-di.y boyond Wilmington. Thar ' damage to<the railroad at tlurSewth, by the freiheta fit renta the raring of the trataai Three New OrleaM mtKm are now da?r IHarkeN. PRonniOM*, March 4, ISM. The cotton market cloned to-rtAy with a Arm fwNa|. The wool market continues rafner dull, although jiilnaa ' are fully sustained. The sales of the week amount to 67,300 lba. Printing clotha are- 'without change to - prices. Sales of the week 44,500 pieces. Naw OKdum, March 1. ISM. With a large' export demand, prices for cotton arc ? stiffor, but not jruotably higher. Tm sales to-day foot ap 12,600 bales. Trie late news from Earope haa caused ? - decided decline iff the prices of wheat and flour. (M Ohio flour sella at 90 75 a 97 per M>L, and fair irkaad commands 91 00 per bushel. Exchange? Sterling ex change, 7 % n R per cent premium. Rates on New Yerk are rather higher. Freights hare slighter advanced within > the laat day of two Otty Intelligence. rKEACniKO IN FHONT OP THK CITT BALI. ? AMOK GABRIEL IN A ML'SH ? ONE MAN DOIY BEATEN ARRESTS MADE BY THE POLICE. Yesterday afternoon J. S. Orr, otherwise known aa tte "Angel Gabriel," held forth to a large crowd in the Putt in front of the City Hall as usual. A few blasts from hia trumpet soon brought together a large nwmber of people. A melody waa then gi'*n on an accord eon by his secre tary, and then Gabriel commenced, and during hia dia course he made Nome violent attacks on the Catholic re ligion. During these attacks some one, supposed to to an Irishman, exclaimed in a loud voioe, "la there aay Americana present?" "Yea," replied a Mr. William W. Morris, "I km one:" and almost instantly with the reply a fight ensued. u> which William Early, of No. 165 Leonard street, receive* a tevere beating on the head and face. Officers Mc pherson, Reed, De Voe, and others of the reserve* corps, rushed into the crowd to stop the fighting, lend arrested Mr. Morris, Thomas C. Raker, Richard Moore, and one or two others, charged with committing the assault on Mr. Early, who is said te be an Irishma*. The accused parties were conveyed into tbo office of the Chief of Police, where Judge Bee be heard the case, and took complaints charging Moore, Morris, and Baker, with assaulting and beating Early. The Judge, on the evi dence adduced, required the defendants to find halite tte' sum of 9800 each to answer the charge. The require* ball was given, and the defendants were liberated from custody. Gabriel by this time bad concluded hia addraea and started across th? Park, followed by a crowd of several hundred persons. The police followed on to mm that no one molested him, until he took one of the Eighth avenue cars. Mr. Weat, we understand, preached for a short period In an open lot In Fifteenth street, and thaa left, attended by the "Guard of Liberty." Accipfnt on thi Ha n ? Riii.ro ad. ? Yesterday after noon a laborer named Michael Gerachty, employed at the Harlem Railroad depot in Thirteenth street, was severely Injured by having been jammed between the cars and the parapet, "resulting in a fracture of the arm, and severe wounds nnd contusions, but from which he may recover. I>r. Kinnicr was called in, who. after having attended to him, recommended his removal to the Hospital. Hkbriw BKNKVounrr Society, N. Y? At a meeting of the Board of Directors, held on the 19th of February, 1864, the followi: g resolutions were unanimously passed Resolved. That a committee of lire be appointed for the pnrpose of drawing n| resolutions expressing the rscret at t Me Board nt the demise of the late Jii'lah Touro, ana that the said committee accompany the remains of Mr. Toaro to thi-ir final resting place, In Newport, R: I. 'I he President their appointed Messrs. Simeon Dreyfou*, John I>evcy , Dane Hubcr, Jacob Macit, and Henry Davison on that committee. At a meeting of Ike Board hold on the 1st of Mareb, the committee submitted the following resolutions, which were tinanimou-4y adopted ? Whereas, it has pleased the Almighty to terminate the mortal csr<jr of oar mnch respected and worthy co-religion ist, Judah Tnuro. of New Orleans- therefor*. Resolved, That this Bosrd In deeply snd painfully im pressed with the irreparable loss sustained by the Jewish ( i mmunity and the world at ls.^e in the demise of thehe Iste lamented fH?nd. Resolved, That the late Judafe Touro waa endeared te alt who knew him. for his unoitentr.tious manners, kind dispo sition. and iaanmerable act* of charity and IbansTOlsaOO. wlthont reference to creed or dime. Res'dved, That this society will forever sherish sad vene rate the name snd memory of Jadah Tooto, for his maaM cent bequest ef 95,000 in aid of the funds of this Institution. Resolved, That ss s further mark of rsspeet to the ee cessed, the members of this society be requested for atten* and join in sueh fnneral procession as shall he adopted, ap. the varices. delegations iu this city for-?he purpose. Persopsl InteUlgencc. Among the passengers by the Otitic, which left thi* port on Saturday, are ex- Alderman Wesley Smith, of thi* city, and Mr. Grumwald, one toe Rnaainn ofleera ahoat whom so much hat been said in relation to privateer*. We understand thit Mr. Smlt J luis matt* a contract with the Buseisns to supply that (overnmeat with ship timber to the value of 9900.000, n-jtl that his trip to Bnrope wittfc Mr. Grumwnld hi to complete the srsangemeat with tte Crss. Hon. E. C. Marshall, M.C., California; T. Maple, OL; Theodore Townsend, Albany: Archibald Mackrae, u. & ' Navy; Jo ;enh Carson, Baltimore; DaolelCashman, News - * Yoik; J. M. Tobin. England, were among the arrival^ yesterday at the Metropolitan Hotel. O. M. Thomas, Louisiana; R Cohen, Georgia; IX C*f Guinniss. New York, were inioBg.it arrU uV yesterday at the Preacott. A. Erickson, Rochester; Captain Edwards, Buffalo; Gen. Follett, Albany; E. Baker, Albany: B. Wiaaria Hnngsr; I). M. Falrpa*. V?., J. W. Bcoho, Boston; 3Tw. Oram, Baltimore; Dr. Roberlaoo, Cambridge, arrived yea terday at the 6t. Nicholas. Messrs. J. H. Mulforn, Columbia; J. J. Smith. Buffalo Geo. Phillips, Glasgow: W. O. McCsnen. do.; H. Mellsa sin, do. ; 8. P Morris, Philadelphia, arrived yesterday at the Art or House. Ex President Fillmer* and ex Postmaster Hall were la Columbus, Ohio on the 2d Instant. They were waited am by members of the l egislature, who escorted them to tte House, where they reoolved the courteelee of the State. ARRIVAL*. From Usrre and|9outhamptoa, In the steatnsMn Kutvllle | ? W Taylor, N (lerstent, erg, M Sassrae, T( Van Eaton, la Itlsdlner, M Itrnhl, I Lallenland. A Carpeatlar, J lobar to. M Hendean, lady and Aohildren, Mrs Caron, C OuthwJi Denengic and lady, M Donengine and lady, A Oppsnhetm, T , ' Diner, A Tallorp, B Dealnara, I< Mognard, Om Ht|>lttt?n. - W H k.vlll., lady and S children. J^armi. I lm ,blp "t Patrick? Capt R ? Baldwin, IMrK tlTOI. rro?N?w Orleans, ia steamship Star Ks th*Se?to-*f A Weeks, * B Godwin, John Owen/ 1) H r.?.ald H Mitnaa loV.^.'tMd ' ,T'" W '