Newspaper of The New York Herald, January 28, 1848, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated January 28, 1848 Page 2
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A' TS to be made in advance <vl>. ,v!ln t8 this h.vk.nino f k theat"- ? ratid*. 1.f%t fc co.'* american ( it ,i?,:n :lif'r t-uou? 4-?rfortwnc??. B.1W "Y THE ATTiE. Tow^r ? Damow itd Pvthia*3J Act ot ;h? or Meeico?Ch??loti? Tamfle. CHATHAM fHEAiBE. Chuthsni a;???.?Yol'thfi'L Qrttn-'i'dun Thouohti ?Model A?tuti?Miller A?t> hi* Men. OPERA HOUSE. Ct.ambrr* itre?t?Thier*' Model Arthtj It1 () \DW \Y ODKON, It-oadwuT ? Comic and Ballad PlNGINO ? vrlftrilt Ql'iim?tfhecian EiKRCUEA?odeofl .Mimtukl* tfcc. MSrH \^I' H ALL. Bro*dw?y. ne?r Bwonn ?ireet .? f*?HTY * MlN?TRtl.??t'.THIOfIAJ? SlNOIltO?Bl'aLK**VB 1'ANC.I'O, tiC. TA VORAMA H ALL, Broadway, near H<m?iu?.~I5AWrann't Pimiauitirtbs Sew York, Piliiay, January 28, 1848. To CoaaoroMDnYTi ?The Communication tigned by D unit I J. Carioll ihali be intrrted in a day or two. JfcJ- Advertisements received for one insertion only. Tile Klecirlc Telegraph. The telegraphic wires concentrating at this great metropolis, were in fin? working order yesterday; and we are enabled to give the reading public a chronicle of the events which have transpired in the various parts of the land, since the Inst publication of the JVew York Herald Fri.m Boston, we have important intelligence by nn arrival at that port from the Cape of Good Hope, which contnin9 distressing accounts of the war, in the K :fir 1 ind, together with a list of the names of the English officers killed in the skirmishes, in thp attempted subjugation of that people. It will be seen from this that the English government still contiuues to prosecute the war in the hope, eventually, of becoming masters of a coun'ry, the climate and soil of which we so well adapted to the cultivation of cotton ; and by proper encouragement of the growth of this great staple, to become at some future day, tnu-elv independent, if the thins be possible, of tiie Uni'ed States Lr its supplies. la Congress, yesterday, Mr. Bagby offered another resolution, to be added to those previously off-red by him, declaring it unconstitutional tor the general government to interfere with States or Territories which may be hereafter acquired, on the subject of slavery ; insisting that the inhabitants of such territory ought to have the power of managing their own domestic insti'uiions. The bill promised by Mr. Benton was also introduced, which is for an improvement in the conduct of courts martial. It is to be hoped that his amendment may bring about a mauner of unravelling theknotty questions generally brought before such tribunals. M r. Phelps h d toe floor on the ten regiment bill. H? reviewed thefinanciul condition of the coun'ry?p:st, present, and future?and from his arithmetic, we learn that the country is in rather an awkward pooi'inn, without a possible chance of extrication ?with nu embarrassed treasury, and a distres ed people. Iu the House, the day was consumed with a dtbat- on the preparation ol a list of private ci ins, from the fourteenth to the end of tta - twentv-innth Congress, and s;ecches by Messrs Toompson and Rhe.t on the Mexican war. In the Legislature, the harbor improvement i. 11 w. p furiu r liiscui -ed in the Senate, but not t-ett d. Th- eu.'g-stioa tn the President's mesL;-g to impose higher duties on tonnage, it was trgu'd, would l-p;en the revenue of the canals, andd.v rt the products of the West into chaiin-U th*t would prove injurious to the Siate. rpi i.:11 r~- -1._ o x nc i-cu- JII a^>i H|II m. iuu uill IIUI11 Hie OCUHlf, wan t?k? n up in A-s-mbly, and tiie amendments agreed to A bill to arn?nd the act for the punishmentof fraudulent de btors, was passed. Tlie Hudson Riv r R a hoid bill was taken up, diecuss>d, and Lid cn the table. The other busine;s transacted ? . s of a local character. imp irlant Oi'm ierMlc Movement*, In Albany nrnl Mm n hm 111 Niw Yurk. We pive, in our first page, a long report of the, proc dings of ihe democratic conven'ton hcM in tl i-m yesterday, and the day before.? This < nvrntii n w -s called by a certain section of the Jem < r u p ity in this State?the section hosti!-- to the Wilrno' proviso, and favorable to the dis'rn t .-ytt n of app fitting delegates to the cr.v-r.ti'.n at Hah more. The address, I solu 'His, and -p ecbes go the vhult for the conquest nnd an .< ration of Mexico? liberal commercial pn.ic ( e?u^iast abolition of every ate?and g< ne illy for all thn principles and iTi-a-:,*' wiiii'i. |.a\ .liaracierised the deinocrati party for the last twenty-five years. The ludic*. oi ' .tea r i- pr' sented, tiie turning off the gas, and otu-r < fforts, combined with the laughable proceedings in the various wards of this city, in the election of v r ous delegates, are only natural .- th ir icteris ics of the situation of the democracy ot this great State, on which probably the n?*xt IWidrncy hangs. Th oib< r M*ction, or the Wihnot proviso support r* n' the party, held meetings in several of the wards here t ,e other day, nnd some of thcin were d-di-ited, and others succeeded in sending J ,.I ^_.? . i? - i - i- - i J - ? UCirjja. - ?? iiic 'Hvriiuiiu lO UC Il^ld dl l/llCtl on the s xit entli nf February next. A great many more nieeti. ps are also to be held, at which probably some curious scene* will take place. The effervescence in the democratic ranks of tms .State, present^ a singular developement of k ,i opinion, growing out of the acquisition of new territory from Mexico, and the progress of c ri opinions hostile to the spread of the a; ' b stitntione of the S that new territory Th!i i V, n 151 re (I, s >n of the ex-President, terms lobe the ruling spirit of this new movement ' t: - democracy of the North. This pin , In i r mi, i d for a quarter of a century, is no,- u - e'y <1 \ |. d info two sections?two mow meats?tw? hostile l.,ctious?one in favor of tli" Wilmot pi ivisu ?nd r?| the general tick?l sy-'em, head d by J ,hn Van Buren; nnd tlie other op m c.l to it, and acting on the old grou id?,and IB a/or of tied, met system. 1 It - c lrmiis quarn I .moot In* settled by nny notion o idemocracy in this Slate. The convcntioi \ mid ine i .l'-? nnd organizations, of each of the lac tons, ss i 11 go on increasing in strrn lb, a d demonstrating their progress, until tli- duy when e rh will w ish, to the exclusion of the the , to be . dinit ed into li.e national convention u Ps itt:t' re, on t e t wenty-scccnd ol M?y nest The ttc d 11 rct cv ' opinion about tegu - jr> i ' ' ' Ui fc#Vt >*'"?HI*?t?, ptinde iD tht? city *;?,d fttitg but thwe j cal.t fifl, rijjhl or wfpr.?, will bate no tfleet on , the convention at Baltimore. Th? only princi* j pic that will be recognized at that convention, as an element or principle in the dispute, is that connected with the Wilmot proviso.? j It' the Wilraot proviso party, headed by John | Van Buren, gain admission into the Balti- ' more convention, and the other party be re- j jected, then the Wilmot proviso will become i a priuciple of the democratic party throughout the Union; and, from that opening, the Southern States may expect, in rapid progress of time, similar movements, interfering with these domestic institutions in every region of the country, and leading to the abolition of j slavery, id* some indirect method, under the : pressure of popular opinion at the North. If the \ delegates from the South and the slave-holding 1 States, in the Baltimore convention, be overpowered and voted down by the other sections of the country, and admit the party headed by I John Van Buren into their body, then there will | be another revolution and organization of the democratic party of this Union, and then will commence, from that day, a new era of things, that may to the ultimate destruction of the Southern States The boldness with which John Van Buren brings forward this principle in the party movements of New York, and the chloroform recklessness with which he advocates it, give him a degree of eminence that may gradually make him the successor to the position of his father, the ex-President; but the party of which he will be the head will be animated by different principles and lead to different results, from any party that was ever organized in this country. It will be the new chloroform democracy, scattering oil of vitriol over their frail Southern sisters, and thus causing arrest, imprisonment, and final suicide to themselves. We believe the democratic party is in a situation full ot danger and difficulty; but we don't care. If the Wilmot proviso party gain any success in the Baltimore convention, tot think that Henry Clay may get the vote of New York by twenty or thirty thousand majority, and consequently will be next President. John Van Buren puts it down in his own organ at fifty to sixty thousand. If so, be it so. Who cares I In the meantime, the great meeting to be held at Tammany Hull to-morrow evening, will be one of the most important ever held in this city, as far as regards the future action of the party, | and the Presidential question. The whole of the 1 democracy, and all others favorable to the annex- , ation of Mexico, are called together on the occa- ? sion. If the resolutions to be passed there, em- ( brace an unqualified recognition ofc the Wilmot proviso principle, there will be an end of all success of the democratic movements in this State for many years to come, and Mr. Clay will, undoubtedly, get the vote of New York. Good ! Whether resolutions favorable or hostile to the Wilmot proviso, will be presented, we know not; but we wait with a good deal of anxiety to know what the result of that meeting will be. Chloroform is great. Henry Clay may now take his breakfast quietly. His prospects are good. Annexation of Yucatan to ttie United States. Rumors have been afloat for some days past, at Washington, and elsewhere, to the effect that the State of Yucatan, formerly an integral portion of Mexico, but now an independent State?having declared and maintained its separation from Mexico?was exceedingly anxious to annex herself to this country, and become part and parcej of the United States. These rumors were published in the Herald, and we now learn that they were true, and have ascertained from uuquestion! able sources, that there is at the present time, in Washington, an authorized and confidential agent of the govprnrtn-n' of Yucatan, commissioned to ^ enter into negotiations for the annexation of that i territory to the United Slates. This is a very important and interesting movement. in the present condition of our relation with Mexico, and rmy have great weight in the settlement of our difficul.ies with that country, as it will undoubtedly have on the future career ol our own country. Yucatan was formerly one of the States of Mexico, but separated from the republic after the i consolidation of the State governments. Its people regarded that measure as an infringement on their rights, in the same way that the people . | of Texas looked on the measure, and in Februa ry, 1340. a movement for independence was comm'-nred, headed by General Santiago Yman, j which resulted in the repudiation of the consolidated system, a declaration of State rights, and the withdrawal of that State from the Mexican republic. Soon after these proceedings were consummated, a very liberal constitution was adopted, which secured civil and religious liberty to every person, foreign or native, end conferred no peculiar privileges on any, the clergy and military being placed on the same footing as the rest of the people. As soon as Yucatan was regularly organized as an independent State, the Mexican republic made preparations to reduce her to submission; and in order to repel the ihreatened invasion, she entered into a treaty, offensive and defensive, with the state of Texas, also a revolted and separate State. Various attempts have been made by Mexico to induce 1 Yucatan to return to her allegiance; but she has refused to do so, except on such terms as the republic of Mexico would not consent to, viz: aper- j feet recognition of their State sovereignty, and a , complete exemption from the presence of Mexican troops and officers, civil and military. Those terms not having been agreed to by Mexico, i Yucatin lias continued, to the present day, an in- { dependent and neparate State, and has not taken any part, directly or indirectly, in the present l war between the United States and Mexico. Such is a short summary of the political histo- | ry of Yucatan since its withdrawal from the ; Mexican republic. It contains an area of forty! eight thousand five hundred square miles, and a population of a little over half a million, whose ! characteristics for self government, and worthi- j nfss to be admitted into our republic, can best be ; inferred from their past conduct and their polij tical history since they witlidrew from Mexico and became a separate State. Merida, the capi- i lal, is about twenty-four miles from the sea, and | contains a population of thirty-two thousand The chief town is Campeachy, on the bay of that name, with a population of nineteen thousand. The soil of Yucatan is extremely prolific; and 1 1 under proper cultivation, produces large crops of \ cotton, indigo, tobacco, pepper, sugar, Indian j corn, and almost every other description of grain | ' Ctttle and fowl, of every description, are very numerous, and it possesses large forests of logwood, which is the principal article of export, I ] and in which a large trade is carried on with the United States and other countries. Its geographical position is very favorable. It is in the form of a peninsula, stretching out nearly tour degrees into the Gulf of Mexico, and j directly opposite to New Orleans and Mobile. U/our acquisition ol it, we would get as great I .1 control over that important part of the ocean | as we would by the acquisition of the Island of UUD.1. wnn a navai nation at Uampeaehy, and | another at New Orleans, the wjiole (iulf would I oc ct once under our control. It adjoins the States of Tobneco and Chiapas, which border on the Huaeaculco river, in the I-tiimusol Tehuantel? c, the proponed line of e ship canal and railroad tot onnect the Atlantic with the Pacific ocean. In the event of the State of Vucitan becoming annex' d to the Uuiti d States, it will be necersary for I cur government, in ths settlement of a paacs with < > I i lJl "T"> If I'1 J. Ul?, pr/ftld* tm *),f i < nt tli<Xi <*' Sfl ?h<U W< Maid fi'l pOM^'SlnK Of route d#?tgnrd for eenneetiiig the twoec??ni We should then be in command of the commerce of the world, and surround Mexico completely, so much that we could keep her in subjection; and make her behave herself properly until the time shall arrive when the remaining States of that Republic shall be annexed to the United States, too, as they will be eventually. We shall in a few days be able to give some ! additional intelligence to our readerson this subject. The administration, we understand, are rather shy about tne proposition; but the probability is, that in case Yucatan persists in her desire to blend her fortunes and her destiny with ihose of the United States, that she will ere long have her desires gratified. From the foregoing statements, it will be seen that the proposition of annexing Yucatan to the United States is one of the moat important projects that has been mooted in this country for a number of years past. It is not second in importance to the annexation of Texas, which has led to many important consequences to this country. It is to lie hoped that the proposition will be respectfully received and deliberately acted upon by the administration, and that all the advantages and disadvantages will be duly considered and weighed, before any conclusion be arrived at. Rome did not absorb Carthage and all her territories at once ; it was done by degrees?by three powerful gulps, called in history the three Punic wars. So may we, probably, treat Mexico. The Rumored Negotiations with Mexico. ?We have no further light on this subject, although the newspapers, tar and wide, are full of speculations about it, without, however, many facts as a basis. In corroboration of the views which we have jlready given on this important subject, we annex the following paragraphs from an article published in the New Orleans Delta of the eighteenth instant: Mr. Tiuit'i Treaty ?From the evidence wbioh has already been spread before the public, as wall as from other eources of Information, we think it not improbable that Mr. Trist has entered upon negotiations with Messrs. cusva=, toutn ana Atristatn, toe Mexican commissioners, and pa haps ooDoinded a treaty upon tbe basis anbmitted by eur government during tbe armiatice of laat September ? ? ? * ? The Mexican commlaalonera, with whom Mr. Trlat ia probably oonduetmg hie negotiations, have been appointed by the cabinet of President Anaya, who ia known to be atrongly in favor of peace. Tbe overtures mado through them, have no doubt received the approval of tbe Conncil of Qovernora of States, held at Queretaro in December, though they have not been laid before the llongress, where they would meet with considerable opposition from the Puros and Santanistas. it is thought, aowever. that Aaaya would be able to secure the support )f a majority In favor of the peaoe he might oonclude with Mr. Trist. But, in tbe meantime, Anaya'e term of tfflce approaohes its constitutional limit, and ceases on the 8th of January, 1848 In view, therefore, of the short time allowed him. of the friendly disposition of Anaya, and ol the probability of his successor being leas reasonable and pacific, Mr. Trist thinks it his duty to embrace the present golden opportunity, and " make hay whilst the sun shines." Such are the reasons and arguments in favor of Mr. Trist's remaining in Mexioo to conclude a treaty, after his recall by the President. Tbe great difficulty which, to our minds, renders this whole proceeding Inutile, and Mr Trial's probable treaty a mere blank,, is the inability of the Mexican government to guaranty and enforce any treaty stipulations which may be displeasing to any faction or leading chief in the oountry. There are none of the elements of political power in the hands of the present President of Mexico, lie Is merely a nominal and legal Governor, without any army to enforce hie orders, or a treasury to satisfy any demands for publio purposes. If he makeea treaty, what can prevent any onief who may collect a rabble of followers in a neighboring town, from deposing ! him and setting aside his acta > Herrera was overthrown by Paredee upon a less tangible allegation of friendly dispositions to the United States, than will be founded on the treaty to be conoluded between Mr. Trist and the commissioners of President Anaya. There is nothing to prevent such a treaty being repudiated by the Mexicans, and there is too muoh reason to believe that it would be tbe ' tuse of the dowa'all of the government conoludinz it. In that case.we shall be ia itatu quo ante helium, and have all our battles to fight over again Let us avoid tuis state oi mings ; let us. wnen we ao mus a treaty, see that it is guarantied and secured by a government which will possess the power and means of enforcing its determinations and executing its stipulations We concur iii a yreat measure with the sentiments and speculations contained in those remarks. They correspond with the fads that we have received through private sources from the highest quarters, iu New Orleans, Washington, Vera Cruz, and Mexico. There is no doubt of a very serious attempt being made to patch up a treaty of some kind; butthere is more doubt of its success, or ot its resit ting in any permanent peace with Mexico. Indeed, the most recent intelligence from that unfortunate republic represents the people there as more inclined, or as much inclined,to war as ever, and that nothing but the presence and prtttige of the American army, prevent the uniortunate Mexicans from cutting each others throats?plundering each others property, and destroying themselves in every possible way. The patching up of a treaty, and the retreat of the American army, would be the signal for all kinds of excesses, murder, robbery, pillage and crime, by the Mexicans themselves. Talk of peace, indeed ; the American army gives them peace, the only peace they have had in twentyfive years. Military Movements.?Brig. Gen. Kearny and lamily arrived in town last evening from Washington. Police Intelligence. Morning Sc.nct b'Jorr. Juttict Oibnrnr.?A young man. of rather genteel appearance, was the first prisoner called hy the magistrate, w*?o gave his name John Smith. He was arrested by officer Maxsnn. of the 6:h ward polios, in the neighborhood of Church street, about 10 o'clock the night previous, on a obaigs of assaulting and beating a you^g woman of rather easy Tirtue, by the name of Majestic Franklin This majestlo creator* was a tall, powerful womtn, with a full ey* aud a fat face, one side of wbloh was somewhat larger than the other, from the effects, as she stated, of a blow given by Mr Smith Majestic wore a light pink plash hat, very short in front, touching almost her head, trimmed with pink ribbons, and a tall waving plume tipped with red The reader r in imagine bow this full face app ated under this hat She wore, also, a grey muff and a plaid cloak. Maj-stic looked killing inejestlo; in fact, she was lire belle ot the room, drawing down the envy, and admiration from all the mala aud female loafers and vagrants pree-nt, wbo looked upon her as a lady of the firm. quality (which she evidently was) of thai class ? Mejeeile gave her evidence In a very quiet and lady like manner, which resulted injustice Osoorne holding Mr. ?mi b to bail in $100, on the charge; in defiuitof which he was committed The next prisoner* were two dirty clad, little old women,oalled Sally Ann Colvin, and biddy Qutnn Sally had weak eyi s, and biddy a sore nose, making any thing but a pleasing appearanoe; tbey were both brought in hy officer Feenv, from a disreputable lodging room in Cross street, on the Five Polo's, on a obarg* of having robbed Michael Mutpby of his oloak, wbiis in the com The prisoner*, when epokeu to by tbe Judge, refuted to answer any qusstions, be advic? of oounsel ; thus cloaking themselves under the old adage, that a still toegua makes a wise head; and at the evidenos was Insuflloisnt to hold them, the j jdge discharged them both from custody, and informed Murphy that he might think himself lueky that he didn't lose his head, and tie hoped that It wouid prove a lessjn for him in luiure to keep out of such places. Political Intelligence, Tatlor Mestiro ?a Urge Tayior meeting was held a* Concordia. Louisiana, where the greiteit enthusism prevailed; reactutlons were passed recommending Oen. Taylor for the fresldenoT. and that a Stats convention be held iu NewOrleanann rheOM February, to whlrh oonventlou delegates, without distinction of party, were appointed to represent the parish. Arotmcb.?A meeting of the friends of Usneral Taylor was held in Franklin county, Kentucky, on the 17th lost. A preamble and resi.iutioue were adopted reonmmeoding a Taylor State convention to be holden at Frankfort on the did of February, oral such nth-r time aa may be deemed expedient The m etlng appointed a large number 01 delegates to tba proposed oonvention. Yet AwovHaa.?A Taylor meeting was lately held at Wbesllng, Va, which is described as a very large one; resolutions approving of the nomination of Uen Taylor as the people's candidate for the Presidency, were unanimously Adopted A delegation was appointed to the conveutiuD t<> be beld at Rionmond. Orw. Tatlob ir Abbarsas.?We prefer, says the arKiniii air iraznir. ururrai 1 ayior, nrcnuee 'TP HncerHj believe him to be the m*n raiped up by Piovideoee, tor the m*ig-rei?a of the limp, heeauee It ee*roB to nv that It 1* only br the great, cardinal, mi Immortal principle* of toa ocnaervatlro wblgt ?*n be put In practlne the coda by which tha guverrment ahall hw adtai?i*ter? d; thet if any other man ba Hasted, no matter how aoond hie principle* how lottv hie g>'nlua, or how pro'-unil and keen hta intellect, he could do lb? nation not one half the g md which can ba dona by Ometel Taylor. We bi lieva he Is the man dertlned to arreet the downward tendency of tha It-public; to rercu# It trom tha handed par leana who hold it In thair power. ?nd adminiater tbn gorernmeut on falea prioclplra, for fraudulent ende Libebtv Convaieiioit ? A convention of tha member* ot the libeily party of MaeaeobuioU* commenced a ecaeion at the J r-tnout I>mpi?. at 10 o clock ou w?unreday room I g Thar* we* a Uig*, princl pally from the country to an*. - B.,n*n TimttlUr. ' fBLWftinir laTRLMtlKilltt. I crgr^s - "gr? ~ v--.. sn* Atfuri In Wuhlnittn, Washinotow, Jan. 27, 1848. The character of,the last government dcg- j i patches have not yet been made public ; the i ! Cabinet are still deliberating upon them. Great anxirtv Drevaila to hesr the result Speculations on the treaty of peace are still rife in small circles. j It is believed that the whig senators will not j vote on the Ten Regiment Bill, until they are j better informed of the dissensions exist ing among ; i the officers at the seat of war. Tlu Dorr Com In Km Supreme Court. Washington, Jan. 27, 1848. The Supreme Court room was thronged today, to hear Mr. Webster speak on the Rhode Island case, now pending. The Attorney Genera! will argue to-morrow for the plaintiff. The Overland Express. Petersburg, Jan.27, 1848. New Orleans papers to the 21st inst. have been j received, by the overland express. There had been no later arrival from the seat of war. From Havana?Large Fire, Ac. Petersburg, Jan.27, 1848. The brig C. Street, arrived on the 21st inst. ! at New Orleans, from Havana, Jan. 14th. A great fire broke out in Havana on the night ' of the 13th inst , consuming several warehouses. Damages upwards of fifty thousand dollars. The brig Adam Gray, having on board as pas- i sengers P. T. Barnum, Esq. and General Tom Thumb and suite, arrived at Havana on the 13lh instant. Deatli of General Barllett. Buffalo, Jan. 27, 1848. General George Bartlett, died this morning at ; about 11 o'clock; Very UU from Capo Town. Boston, Jan. 27?9 P.M. The brig Archelaus, Captain Kelly, has just arrived from Cape Town, whence she sailed on the 27th of Nov. The Kaffir war still continued. The intelligence from the frontier is of a distressing character. Five British officers went from the camp to ascend the mountain, which gave a fine view of the country; not returning, search was made; they were found dead, stripped, and barbarously mutilated. The names of the unfortunate officers are, Captain^Baker, Lieut. Faunt, Ensign Burnop, and DoctorfCampbell, of the 73d regiment, and Surgeon Lock, of the 7th dragoon guards. Colonel Somerset was ordered out with alarge body of men to scour the country; he fell in with the Kaffirs, and the results of the engagement i were 21 Kaffirs killed, and upwards of 300 head i of cattle, and several guns, taken. . TH1KT1E t il CONGRESS, first session. Senate. Washinoton, Jan.37,1848. a petition toe lands tor the indians. Mr. Underwood presented a memorial from the Beard of Managers of the Female Missionary Society, praying that lands west of the Rooky Mountains may be set j apart for the Indians. the (latest question. Mr. Baobt presented a resolution, to be added to those \ offered by him a few days ago, insisting that the people of the territories oi the United States have a right to regulate the question of slavery in their respective territories. relief op the widows op the opficers op the rrio j comers. Mr. Yulee, from the Naval Committee, reported a bill for the relief of the widows of the officers, seamen and marines of the brig Somen. alteration of the articles of wis. Mr. Brixton introduced a bill to amend the 85th and 51st rnlaa of thv articles of war, relative to tha praotice of oourta martial an>' oourta of enquiry In the army. It : waa read twioe. claims of col fremont. Mr. Benton presented a petition from Col. Fremont, j praying the Senate to appoint a committee to examine j persons now In this oity, as to liabilities lneurred by him i in California, for whloh be oonaidera the government \ responsible. the public rs1ntino. A resolution presented by Mr. Ashley, enquiring the 1 manner In whloh the public printing is exeouted, was ; adopted. the ten regiment bill. The Ten Regiment bill was then taken up. Mr. Phelm, having the floor, went into a oaleulation i to show the effect of the war upon the fluanolal and commercial affairs of the onuntry. He estimated that up to the 1st July last, the Treasury had fallen In arrears from j the commencement of the war, 968,000 000. Attheeloee of the present year this arrearage would be increased to not lees than $80,000,000. He then examined the estimates j of the Secretary of the Treasury for future revenues, all of which were too high. Having made deductions from each item in the Secretary's oaloulations, and having j shown how the estimates of expenditure for the nest | two years may be expeoted to fall below the actual ! amounts required, he ooneluded that the Secretary had j ! over estimated the receipts for the next year abont : $17,000 000 and underrated the expenditures $'11000,- J ! 000. He did not believe that the money asked for : oould be obtained by loan on Treasury notes. The ; amount of speoie now in the New York banks did not 1 exoeed $6,000,000. The Beaton banks held abont i $4 000 000, and the Baltimore banks $2,000 000. It , would be impossible lor government to find $20,000,000. j In specie, and nothing else would be reoeived for the proposed loan. The very large Investments recently made in government stook, railroads and manufactories bad absorbed most of the aotive capital of the country The money market Is now unusually stringent, 1 and specie is leaving the country in large amounts by | every packet. This stats of things is likely to conttnne ! as long as the war continues. Our stocks are rapidly | depreciating in value. Oovsrnment oannot get money from abroad, beoa i ether nations have no money to spare, and if tb< y had, they bave no sympathy with us in this war, and would not aid In its proeeoutlon by advancing money for that purpose In every point of view in whleh the subject presents itself, he oould see only en embarrresed treasury end a dietreaaed oommunity. Without closing he gave way to a motion to adjourn, whioh prevailed. Ilonee of Representatives. VRITATK BILLS. The standing oommltteea being oalled upon for report*, a number of private bill* were reported, read twloe : and referred LtIT or PRIVATE CLAIMS. Mr. Rocrwjcll, from the Committee on Claim*, reported with amendment*, a resolution providing for the preparation and publioation, alphabetically, of all private claims, from the commencement of the fourteenth, to the cloae of the twenty-ninth Congress, with the action of the House and Senate on each particular ease. One amendment purposes to employ James Young, at a compensation not eieeeding that paid to the engross- : log clerks of the House, the other elerka to render suob assistance a* may not be inoonsistent with their or die a- j ry duties. i An animated debate followed between Mr. Roekwell, I of Connecticut, Mr. Rookwell, of Maaeachueetts Mr Evans, of Maryland, Mr. Pollock, Mr' Cobb, of Oeorgia, Mr. Henly, M r. Houston, of Delaware. Mr. Smith, of Illinois, and othars, as to the ebeapeet and beet plan. The yeas and nays were called several times on various motions and amendments, and Anally the report was aggreed to, and the resolution a Jopted. yea* 91, naye 80 Tifv snrimt'df'i iisrti. MMiim The House west Into Committee of the Whole, Mr. J. R Ingersoll In the ohelr, on the President'* message. Mr THoxrton, of Iodtaoa, addressed the committee Ho said he had been represented to the New York papers, some weeks since, as having made a speech on this floor in favor of the subjugation or Mexico. And In the Union, of Tuesday, he was again reported as having made a speeoh in favor of the war and the administration. lie had made neither. He would take this opportunity to state his sentiments, and proceeded to diseuss the question. He Insisted that the Nneces, and not the Rio Orande, wis the true line of boundary between the United States and Metico He asserted that General Taylor had uever advised the march of the army to the Rio Grande, except hypotbetieally The President was determined to make war, and had deceived the people. He had glvan General Taylo | orders tomaavhthe tfttj beyond the Musses, tea day* I bsfcre he knew of Slidell's rejeetioa by tbo Mexican j government. And the President knew that Slldell Would be rejected (before he lent him to Mexico. Mr. Thompson wee eloquent and severe in his denunciations of the government. f Mr Rhett followed, and replied to the constitutional efiMlm?rt fhut b*l been brought forward as to the dis tino'.iuu b't?.,u ibe war-making and war-declaring power of the tioTernment. Congress oonld only deolare war, whereas the waging of war could only be by the action of the Executive. On the boundary question he laid down five propositions 1st. We annexed Texas. a. Texas had declared the Rio Orande to be her southera and wsstera boundary. 3 Gen Woll. la an armistioe with Texai. had agreed i that Mexico should occupy the western frontier of Tex- j as, on the eastern side of the Rio Grande. 4. When we annexed Texts, it was distlnotly under i stood that the Rio Grande was the boundary. 6 The treaty made by Ex-President Tyler, far the annexation of Texas, was rejected by the Senate beoause it made the Rio Grande the boundary. Mr. Rhett gave way to a motion that the Committee rise and report, when the House adjourned. NEW YORK LEGISLATURE. Albany, Jan 37,184$. Sonata. reduction ar the banks of trkih capital stock. Mr. Adams introduced a bill to authorise banks to reduce their capital stock. HARBOR IMPROVEMENTS. Mr. Fuller oalled up the motion to substitute the resolution of Mr Fine, relative to harbor improvement?, for those passed by the Assembly. Mr. Fink withdrew his motion and called for tbeoon. j eideration of his resolutions, disoonneoted with any i other. Mr. Coffin offered an additional resolution to the ef- | feet, that the suggestion in the President's message to impose farther duties on tonnage, would lessen the revenue of the oanala and divert the produots of the West into ohannels that would prove Injurious to the 8tate. The tarther eenslderatlon of the snbJeot was postponed until Friday. state engineer and surveyor. The bill relative to the State Engineer and Surveyor was ordered to a third reading. buffalo oas company. Debate was resumed on the Buffalo Gas Light Company bill, and an effort was made to attach the Oriskany olauae to it. It was not disposed of, however. bridge corporations. Progress was made in oommlttee of the whole on the general bill lor the Incorporation of bridge oompanlee. private and local bills. Several private and local bills were passed In oommtttee. Adjourned. Assembly. nlw york state militia. Mr. Rose reported against the bill providing for tbe organisation of tbe first division New York State Militia. newspaper for the deaf and dumb. Mr. Rose reported a bill appropriating two hundred dollars for the support of the Radii, a newspaper published by, and devoted to, the interests of the deaf and dumb. oeneral appropriation bill. The general appropriation bill was reoelved from the Senate, and the amendments agreed to. brooklvn taxes. A bill for the collection of taxes in Brooklyn, was read a third time and passed. fraudulent debtors. A bill to amend the act for the punishment of fraudu lent debtors, was read a third time and passed. emmett society of brooklvn. Mr. Cross presented a bill for the incorporation of the Emmett Society of Brooklyn. fluardian insurance companv. Mr Phenix offered a bill in relation to the Guardian Insoranoe Company of New York. shakers' trustee act. Mr. Rose brought in a bill for the repeal of tbe Shakers' Trustee Aot. state lunatic asvll'm. Mr. L.Smith gave notice of a bill to amend the act organlx lng the State Lunatic Asylum. hudson river r ailtva p. In committee of the whole, there was debate on the bill relative to the Hudson River Railroad Company. The section anthorif lng appeals from the commlsei oners to supreme court was lost. Mr Bowen said the landholders wished to be heard on this sutj eot, and moved to delay the hill. Mr. Uvham said they had already been beard The bill was reported to the House, and the question of agreeing to the report was laid on the table. inspkctoss or TuanriKts. The Honse, in committee, took up the bill relative to giving the appointment of Inspectors of Turnpikes to the^Oovernor Mr. W. S. Smith moved that the appointing power be given to the Board of Supervisors. This motion, after a long debate, prevailed. Mr Passes moved that the power be given to the County Clerk, Treasurer and County Judge, instead of the Supervisors, which was lost, and the bill went to a third reading. trot oas company. The House, In oommlttee, took up a bill to incorporate the Troy Oas Light Company. Mr. Walsh raised the question whether that oompeny 0 juld be incorporated under the general law, whioh gave rise to a long debate. The committee rose, and the bill was referred,with instructions to report the general bill. Adjourned. Markets^ New Orleans. Jan. 21?Cotton?The demand continues active. Sugar remains unchanged. MolassesQuotations stand at 18X to 18)?. Flour? St. Louis brand is quoted at $5 25; Illinois at $5. Freights?Several vessels are filling up at previous raiov. Exchanges ?Very limited business doing. Baltimore, Jan. 27, 1848 ?Flour ?The market continued dull at $5 tUfftft 87X, f?r Howard street ? Wheat?Sales of 8,000 bushels, inol adlng Maryland reds, were made at 130o, and white do at 138s. Corn-The 1 lsrket continued dull, and sales very limited. Whiskey?Sales were made in a small way. ac 24 a 26o, the market oloelog dull. Provisions?Sates of 200 barrels prime new mess pork were made, on time., at 12X<j Albany, Jan. 37.?It has been raining hers all day, which has caused a suspension of out-dr or operations The markets are all quiet. Flour remain s at previous quotations Barley is in better demand, it an advance, with sales at 75 a Sic Bcffalo, Jan 27.?The produoe market fe remain without change. Flour and gTaln are Inactive^. Boston, Jan 27 ?Flour?The market < mntinned steady. but sales were light; 500 barrels oha tged hands, including chiefly Genesee, with some lota of good Western oranas, at 90 ou. uorn? sties 01 ouuu ousneis were made. Including western mixed at 68 eta . an d yellow do at 70 ota new. Rye?Salea of 30.p buthels ware made at 93 centa Oate? 8ale? of 8000 bushels w> ere made at 60 cent*. There waa a fair inquiry for freela pork, while old waa negleottd No.hlng n-w in freights. Snipping Intelligence* New Orleans, Jaa 21? ? rr bark. Ijhara. and 6t * \ndrews, New York: Kilby, Bolton: Lnniiiane,, Baltimore; br g? KUia, Boston; Ht (Jeorge, do Clil ahip Fvnuce. Philadelphi a; briga H Keliock, do; Lnma Walch New York Tux Cask op Db. Wklus.?Dr. Wells wt nt to New York a short time siuce, and opened s dentlat'a office In Chamber* street He waa the or iginal discoverer of the use of nitreua oxide gas in prod) icing insensibility to pain; and only last week received, va * an* deretand, a letter trom the Paris Institute, awar ding him tha highest prist (20.000 franca) for the disco* r nr. He was very muoh excited by this intelligence and other testimonial* in bis favor, which probably canst d a derangement of hie mind?Indeed, his intSmate frieida had noticed for some time a tendency In VuA. direction Dr. Wells bad long been a resident of thiawlty, and waa a consistent professor of religion, and gr *d member of society No one who knew him will sup(?ee for an in1 stant that be committed the aote referred, to with a sane miod. He leaves a widow and one child. We learn that 1 the body will arrive here in the noon 'gain of oars to! day.--//err/eld Cauranl, Jan 35. Bin 11 Failures. I Ths Northsrn mail partly failed at CWisstsn Jan 32 k" Boutharn " " Baltimore " 26 " Northern " ' \<Jew Orffi-ans " 18 J ~u Yastern " ' Mobil* " > . Miscellaneous. Cleveland and Buffalo are now In telegraph io communication The lino is now complete to Sand; isky City, and being rapidly extended west. ' Karly In V ebrnary It will reach Toledo, and in six or sevsn weeks IJ'stioit will be brought Into the eleetrlo clronlt.? Ofrvelo "d Httald, 1 Jan 31. The Hon C. Cook, President of the. Oanal Board, nar rovly escaped belag drowned, at Ces-novla, on Halurday. He was engaged in the examination f the Lake, with a view to making it a reservo'.r for the supply ?'f the Uric cftoal. and had ventured With two ether gentlemen, whsse names we did not learm. rorue fifteen or twenty rods from the shore when the loe failed and all three were precipitated Into the wa ter Thay were ex trioated with great difficulty, and ?1r. C.'s life was despaired of even after he was taken out H* recovered nffirlentiy. however, to proceed ( g> his. way back to | Albany.? Ayr mutt Jaurnai. I I "It* I ' I 181 !IJ .'li. 'll ?h4 IhiIMI. I*4?fe fatal**' -*Tti* kf-UM ltd eitfht ??e ?w?? w*'l attended. the flau evading, after the eloaa.tnaad? day w? had, Inducing many to atretoh themaelvee la the timing, by walk to the Fark to aee the horaea. It may truly and literally be said that thinga here are having a great run. R. Sanda'a aplendid aot of the Courier ef St Peteraburgh, performing hi* journey on four dashing steeds. la applauded ulghtly, and the elegauoe and lnterret of the aot la muoh enhanced by the beauty of bl* little companion, Jesae. The olympian game* of thl* gentleman and hie two aona are aa popular and graoeful aa ever. The twin ponlea, Cinderella, that unrivalled trotter of the clowna, called Blaok Diamond, and *11 the varioue acanaa, which are gone through In auoh aplendid atyle by this company, give aa mack pleaaure as ever Long may they ocnt iuuejto do ao,for we do not know any more Innocent, and yet more exhilirating amusement than 1* to be found at the Fark Theatre every evening. Bowa a v ThwtmUuite large audience vmwhidtied here last evening, to witness the performance*, , which went off very well Indeed. The oomediette, "I* he Jealoue,'' eerved ae a prelude to the grand feature of the evening?the military spectacle which he* been *o successfully) brought forward by the proprietors and manager of the Bowery, under the supervision of Messrs. Barry and Stevens icco the bringing out of this pieoe, the taste of the patrons of the Bowery for the war apeotacles, has become quite keen,and to satisfy it,the manager has determined, now his hand is in, to revive tba rplendid pageant of the "Battle of Monterey,'' which was produced at this house so admirably, some months ago. This pieoe will be brought on In a few evening! ? This evening, by way of varying the nature of the performances, the third act only of the ' Battle of Meiioo" will be given; previous to which, Mr. Barry will appear us Pythias, in the tragedy of "Damon and Pythias." Mr. Marshall performs Damon Chatham Thkatrc ? We visited tbie little theatre again last right. It was literally orowded from roof to floor. MrJ.V. Warren made his first appearance on the stage in the character of 8bylook. This was a bold etep for a debutant The play was ezo edlngly well brought out?it would have done credit to Drury Lane or Covent Garden. Really, mneh credit le due to the manager and all concerned, as well as to eaoh aotor, fnr tba correctness and beauty of tha tnut tntemtlt. Of Mr. Warren we would speak temperately, as too muoh praise is apt to injure a beginner. It was, then, a dchnt far superior to the general oheraoter of first apppearaaoes in New York We oaa, If we are Just, find no fault with Mr. Warren, ezeept that bis voice Is rather weak, and yet ;he managed It well. There was deoidedly muoh genius la his acting? genius of the highest bistrlonio order. There was no rant or straining, or' splitting the ears of the groundlings " The audience were evidently gratified. Mr. VV. hae an eye equal to the elder ltean, but there is more quietness in hie acting Though, we should think, not celoulated for a genaral common aotor, Mr. Warren is likely to become a star in the higher welki.and tome of tne rare and difficult oharaotar*, such as Hamlet It li bard to judge by a first appearance, but if even on this occasion Mr. W produced e general Impression lu hi* favor, and aoted the part in tha manner of a master, what ma* we not exoeot when confidence and habit la superadded to talent and genius? We remember seeing the elder Kean in Shylook ? true be was on the wane, I and debilitated by intemperance; and debased by if VMM I and vulgarity?we think Mr Warren superior to him. B The other portions of the evening's eatsrtalnmsnts were B plcasirg. cUsaloal, chaste, and entertaining. Kor the B entertainments of this evening, we refer to the adver- B tisement The model artists, who appear on this eve- fl nlng for the last tiin?, are ri^liy beautiful representa- B tions. Whoever can find Iiulfcvith them on the score of B morality, would see something wrong through a Maoki- B naw blanket, or rather the wrong is in him aud acoom- B panics him wherever be goes. These artists, wo have B been requested to state, "have played for eighteen weeks B in suceessicc." B Chriitv's Minstrels ?"United we stand, divided I we fall," is an old saying, and certainly the Minstrels B carry it out, as "united" they seem to stand out against B ,\ny and all kinds of opposition; and as for filing, under H a.ny ciroumstanoes. tho word is not in Christy's diotton- H ary., Mechanics' Hail is crowded nightly; everybody H goes away pleased with their evening's treat and re- H solving to return again and bring their friends with H them. That is the way to do business. H Broaoyvat Odeov?Ths Odeon Minstrels, Jeannis H Reynaldson, Valentine, the ventriloquist, Pete Morris, H the oomic singer,and many othsr amusing performances, H tske placer at this house nightly. The dancing of Juba, H the king of the negro danoert, is said to be unrivalled. H Theirs' Model Artists.?The manner in whloh H I these artiste give their groupings is very graceful and H pleasing. Some of the fema es are certainly the most H splendid speolmens of symmetry and beauty of form ws H have ever seen. The males, too, are finely formed felk>ws. They gave no less than seventeen distinet to- H bit wnx laet night, most of them new ones. The audi- H enot* are numerous, and many family parties were H amonbt them. B MelUpvoi*-?An hour or two can be spent here of an H evening very pleasantly, listening to the Ethiopian songs, &a whioh are performed by a very clever band. H Biicaccia'?ti's IWiriT ir? Boston ? One of the largest and ib*>?t brilliant audienoes over assembled at the Howard A'herceum, greeted Slgnora Bis- H caocianti at hv r benefit last night There was great competition in the morning, for seats and tiokets. and the premiums l<?r tickets amounted to more toan >800. This, with the regular nrice of seats and of tickets for ^B persons who 001 vented .themsslves with a sight or two ^B and a note or two froof the heroine of the evening, ^B would bring up the gross .reoeipts to fltteen or sixte-ea hundred dollars. This enthusiasm fjr the fair and accomplished benefi ciary is an honor both to her and her ^B native city Signora Blsoaceianti seemed to obtain new ^B energy from the encouragement given to her by the ^B large, fashionable and brldant array before her, and ^B sustained herself, through her two difficult roles of Luoia ^B and Arnica, with even greater spirit and eleganos tban ^B she has displayed in her former appesrances here The ^B ev.vnlog was a triumph to her ind honorable for her ^B Bos'on friends, who appreciated her talent before it had ^B been cultivated, and who have so cordially recognised it H upon L et return ?Boiion Jidt ,Jan. 37th. Mr l'-eeves, the tenor of Mdme Bishop's operatio ^B troops, tcok a benefit at ChArlestcn on Monday evening, ^B January 3a'vh. ^B ""? "?>? " V??ili? ora flinfflnir In the western cities: H A ne uipu?. - "v D? ? , they were at c'lsr eland et last accounts. .Uw Intelligence. H The Coi'in - There wee nothing of the slightest pnblio lntereit trani'tc isd in any of the court* yesterday. Cobrkctiow.?Und.T the h?ad of Law Intelligence, in Monday's paper, in no'idng the admission of a man named Carpenter to bail, by Chief Jaatiee Oakley, we stated that there were three indlotments against him ? H We now flod that there *"? only two?one for being an accessory with a person na^te,*! Andros in pasting connterfrit money, and the other for fecreting him after he bad got out of prison. Court Cittsoii?Circuit Citftrt?79, 91, 81,83,94, 96, 86, 87. 88. 89 91). 91, 92. 93. 93 Common Plea*, 1st P n-19. 71, 73, 79. 8l, 87 89, 93. lOf, 107. Ill, 113,113, 117,119 3d Part-62, 17, 60, 76 86, 89. 10J, 102, 104. 108 Supreme Covst or the United States, Jan 36,1848, ? On the motion of Mr. Cliff wd, Ohas O Connor E.q , of New York; and, on the motion of Mr Webster. W. P. Kessenden, Ksq , of Maine, were admitted attorneys acd oounsellcr# ot this court. .We '29. 0 S Stacy, administrator of C S Lse, rs J B '/"brasher, for the use of Win. Sellers. In error to the' Court United States for Louisiana. .Mr Justice drier delivered the opinion of this court. reversing the judgment of the said oireult court, with oosta, and remanding this cause to he proceeded wLh in conformity to the opinion of this court. No. 14 M. Luther, plaintiff in error, vs L. M. Borden et al The argument of this oauee was oontinned by Mr. Whipple lor the defendants in error. *Tt ial or Da. CooLsnaR at /uarjita. Ma.?Supreme Judioial Court speoiai term State of Maine. ?s Valorut P.Cooledge?Jan. 33th.?At an early hour the multitude thronged the street# and crowded round the Jail and Dr. Tappan's meetinghouse, in great numbers, all anxious to catch a glimpse ef the prisoner who is ctaarggrd with the murder of Kdward Matthews, a murder that has hsrdly a parallel in the history of crime. At ten o'clock the Court came in, attended by the tfflosrs, end immediately after them, a crowd rushed into tbe house and soon idled every part of it. Previous to this, the galleries were filled with ladies whose countenances betrayed the anxiety they felt; for a young man, who onoe figured as a gentleman, a scholar and a great woman pleaser , was about to be tried for his life?s elicitmstance that could not but deeplyimpress hi femalehear; with strange emotions At half past ten trie prisoner earns in sod was conducted by several officers to a-box prepared for him in the centre aisle of the ohureh,some twenty feet from the pulpit, and in front of it. There is nothing remarkable in his appearance nor any thlcg to diatingulsh him from the mass of young doctors or lawysrs who figure in the sick chamber or at the bar in this State ills f>rm is slight and very genteel He is dressed in a black f.ock cont and pants, and a black satin double breasted vest, shirt bosom very nioe, upright collsr. and a silk handkerchief of two or three colors, about hi* nerk He la twenty-seven years of age. ills nair is a dark brown, and iiia face whiskerles* and almost beardless Ilia forebsad ia rather low, temples somewhat aunk In, eyebrows beavy. dark blue, small eyes and quite sunken in bla head, a well chlrselied nose with a email hump about half way lrom hie eyebrows to its end, mouth well formed, and the general expression of bia countenance mild and pleaaant The moat unpleasant feature in bis (ana la his eyes Thaae have an unsteady, restless look, but do not Indicate much Intellectual pow ? r, nor any Ihing very wicked Tbe whole contour of hU countenance is rattier pleasant than otherwise, and wou.'d not make one think of a murderer. lie appears ' as cal t? and unmoved as any one in tbe great crowd aa; sanble,' to witness his triel Soon after the prisoner ^^B H' k lm a*at In the box prepared for him, Dr I aj pan made an able end pathetie prayer, ssylng among other ^^B i things that in the pr-sent organlittion < I soclrty It wse ^^B su table tk at Inquisition for blood should be made, i ^m Al tet* the player, Mr. Payne, prosecuting officer for the { H government, stated that a material witness was sick at I I H vVater.'ille. nnd that Dr. Hill had been sent to inquire 5 into the siase Dr. Hill returned, aud stated to tbe o.>urt $ that the witness was unable to attend toe trial at pre- I I H sent Mr Payuv then moved for an adjourntn-ent of * I H the court. .Vr this witness was a very important one for * the gnrernn.'e*?t, and that he did not f. el safe in going on with the t.'lri without the witness as his testimony was material aa td .'he Stoma* a of the murdered man ^^^B 1 audits contents l!he names of a'-ont one hundred H I jurors were now oalled t>v,r by l:ie slerk, an I answers i made, from whioh numbv T jury were to be eropa*neled for the trial of ihe prisons,* Thu court then considered | the motlonot the goyerninen t prosecuting officer, and af- B ^^^m ter much deliberation ?rid d?'s.'?ltory ro.^retaat|on with H the atlormys int-res;ej, (. lilef Justine VVnltmeu cautioned the jurors drawn not i > suffer theu.***lT*'" tn ^^^B be iiifluenced ly con versing upO.i ths subject We f, I trial, and adjourned tbe trial until t.ha second Tuesda * ot March next l hue ended toe alfai". much to tbe rr1 gret of thousands of spectators, whoss saootttso wort H keen for the trial The sick wlinrss. ,M? Will eras, rs- ^^^B celved the stoiueoh alter it was taken irem the body, and was the only person to identify it as being t'-.e saiue of which the contents were anaalizo I, therefore, hi* Ustiuinny forms an important link in thu ohaJo of oircum, atanoes ? Cor. Motion Mail, Jan !)7 ^^^B

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