Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 8, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 8, 1855 Page 2
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Oar Albany Cwi ih|wiIii?<ii. I liarn, Feb. 3, 18M. Jit S etna wi tht StaU Capital? Tht Elictin ? r#? ffitkmgism, &C., 4"^ The excitement created with refere^ ^e the DMted States Senator increases w*^ hoar. Ae whole week has been connived <rA the subject The people partahe of the feelings member*, and fleck ia ccuntlees a umbers to t>> Assembly cham ber. Tlie loene to-day *m animating, stirring, ilimulating, then any piece 'ding day. The debate on Mr. Pstty's resolution commenced at ten o'clock, by Mr. Rickerson, which, vu cut off yeeterday by the adjournment. Th*s gentlemen entered oa a defini tion of the Knov Nothing oath, and denied that any van's conscience was interfered with; because he ndentoxx*. that the action of the members of the ?rder was consistent with the true principles of Amer.oanism, though 'he ooaceded the right of iwr? man to judge forbimaelf what those principles insisted in. He did not understand that the -"Mle purpose'; of that secret organisation wis Mm opposition to Seward, nor did he thbuk the order was instituted for poHtioel purposes The joining of the order, he understood, left every man a woolly head or a silver gray, a hard shell, a soft shell or anything else, just as he was previous to becoming a member. A member ashed Mr. Rickerson whether he be ?aged to this secret order ? Does he now? Be replied that be did belong to it, bat had with drawn. *' Bather say ?pel)ed," by a voice. Mere arose a chorus of hisses, loud and long. The Speaker interposed, and remarked that he hoped those demonstrations did not oome from any of the members of the Houss ; bat if they came from either the lobby or gallery, and were repeated, be should summarily expel the persona so insulting the Mouse. Silenoe reigned. Mr. R. stated that be had been urged to vote against Mr. Beward, and it was demanded of him, the proof of which be had in his pocket. " Give us the proof," satd a member. "Bhow your document? oat with it," said ano iher ; but the gentleman did not attempt to draw the alleged evidence, which he sail was ia his pecket. He did not exhibit his authority so aa to permit the House to know whether he hid belonged te the B.inon Fares or the bogus Seward councils. About this time, Mr. I>eigb rose to a question of cririlege. He had received messages which inter fered with hi i independence as a member of the Houre, m which he felt insulted, and thoaght ths House would also. Letters were addressed to him, endeavoring to influence his action with regard to (knstor, which ho wished to Liy before the House. He commenced reading, but was toon called to order. The House decided that he might prooeed. Mr. Leigh then read as follows:? Hiscoca Ciiaptkr, No. 14, O. U. A., 1 Tuesday evening, Jan. 30, 1865. J Pnt ? We herewith transmit to you the following reno fcitton, paised unanimously this evening by H uncock Chapter ? Resolved. That the Hancock Chapter, through its of ?eeis, request the Hon. C. C. Iei&h to use his influence tend vote against the re-election of Win. H. Seward as Vukted States Senator, we, as Americans, denouncing bis rlitleal course. And we regret to find that the Hon. C I*:gh has not the manliness and sufllcient principle te aet against the saul Wm. H. Seward without receiv ing petitions from his brother Americans. Wtich is respectfully submitted. GKO. F. JUNE. C. of a JOHN J. LYNCH, C. C. fine A. WniTHnwER, Sachem. This is not all, said Mr. Le'gb. He bad more of *&e came sort, and continued reading:? New York, Jan. lfl, 1865. Besr Sir? At a regular meeting of the Jasper Chapter Bo 3ft, 0. U. A., held on Monday evening, l&tli in?t., the undersigned were appointed a committee of three to shaft a preamble and resolutions to yon expressive of Sfceir feeling-. on the election of a United Slates Senator Herewith, we beg to enclose '.he said preamble and reso lutions andsoUeit *rom yon an early reply. Fraternally and iruly yours, F. C. WAGNHEt, 1 C. B. HAW LEY, Committee. GEO. A. WARDKLL. j Te Eon. C. C. Leigh, Albany, N. Y. Whereas, the present Legislature, in session at Al t*uy, w:ll elect a Un ted States Senator for tMfc coming | mmytaze;acd whereas, the course of William H. Sew *r<l has been anti- American, anl opposed to the objects of our organization; aud whereas, the. defeat of Wm. H. Beward will be a triumph of tue American party over Komaiiisin and fanaticism; therefore, be it Resolved, That this Chapter dees urge Brother C. C. Leigh to use his influence ond to vote against the re election of William H Seward to the United States Se& ate. Resolved, Tbat Brother Van ArtdaJe be appointed a committer of one to proceed to Alttany, and deliver this preamble, kc to Brother C. C. Leigh in person. F. C. WAGNKR, ) C. B. HAWIXY, I Committee. GKO. A. WARDKIX, J Mi. Speaker., said Mr. I4igh, I have still anolher, as follows:? Nkw Ynr.g, Feb 2. 188*. P*ar Sir? At a regular meeting of Columbia Chapter, No. 7, 0. C. A., h?ld Thursday evening, l?t ii.stant, the undersigned were appointed a eemmatee of three to draft a preamble and resolution to you.expresaive of their frrHngn on the election of a Uni'.ed state* senator. Herewith we bfg to enclose raid preamble and resolu tions, ami solicit from jon an early reply. Fraternally Mid truly vocrs, HENRY JAY, 1 D. H. 8T1I.ES, VOommittee. Al.FRED T. STEVENS, J WML J. DEVISE, Sachem, pro. tem. HENRY DI.'RA.VP, C. of the C. To Ht,n. C. C. Leigh, Albany, N. Y. Whereas, the present Lsgisture in session at Albany sril elect ft United State* Senator for the coming lis year* ; aad whereat) the course of Wm H. Seward has been anti Amet'car, and opposed to the objects of our organ isation; and whereas tbe defeat of Wm. H Seward will be a triumph to the American party ever Romanism and fanaticism, therefore, be it Resolvsd, That tliie chapter does urge Brother 0. C. Leigh to use his Influence and vote against the re-elec tivu cf Wjc H. Reward to the United States Senate. HENRY JAY, S aLj rvtu 7. 2TE\'I>:S, D. H. 3TILK3, J lb. Lamport thought there was nothing dto-e ?pectful either to tbe gentleman himself (Mr. Leigh) er to tbe Uouee. They merely requested him U ? ?e?e m they <k sired upon a certain question, and upen that he submitted a point cf order. Tbe Bpeaker immediate, y decided there was no peiat of order. Mr. Rhodes wanted to know whether those docu ments were attested. "Yea," replied Mr. Leigh, "they bear on their kee the name of Hancock, and the im irees of the American tag o." Mr. Petty taonghl neither Mr. Lsigh nor tie Hove bad been insulted. It was only a request by his ooEgtltoenU that he should perform a ortaln aet. How frequency does this Legislature pretend to instruct Senators and mecibe.s of Congress to vcte thus and so oh particular subjects? Mr. Leigh replied that be dii not came here ai the repreasiitatHe of any men who congregate un der cover of the darkuees of tbe night, and who ?oaeei t all their matters with closed d >ors. He re instated no such A net leans as tneae. Am I aot aa American? Is there a drop of b'ood in my veins w bi b is not purely American? And am I, in my own native eoontry, in the home of my friends, la e Capitol of the 6k?te, to be sacrificed ? marked? 1 hereby, in the presence of tais Assembly, de uoance the oHer, and renounce all its pretenied obligation*. He had written a lrttar in rejily to Jasper Chapter, wbi h be oomtnenced roiling. Ms. Rn*iea called to order. Mr. Magnire bt^ed the gentleman wonid be per mitted to proceed with the reading, ? as the work gees bravely on." Mr. Leigh then read as follows:? AfsKMHir Oiahprk, Feb 3, 1?5&. Baomn AKt.Rrr.ivK_ Vour favor of the l?tb, delivered >y the han4s e>f my esteemed friend, Brother Van Ars Aale, has been received, and Its contents carefully note!. Ton say there is a preamble and resolutions passed la your chapter on the 10th, that "whereas, tue defeat ?f William II. Seward will be a triumph o 1 1 tie Anertcan ?*rtr over Romanism and fanati ;i?m ; belt Resolved, That this chapter does urge Br'' her C. C. Leigh to use his influence and vote ag*n?t the re-el >c Men of William H. Seward to the United Htates Henate. " Yen will remember that I have beeu only eo-:? in your ehapter, and that was on tbe night of joining the order, lam not, therefore, entirely acquainted with your rie signs I suppose year main design waa to carry out tbe great American principles of Jefferson, that all men were created with certain inalienable rights, amoa; these were iife, liberty and tbe pursuit of happiness. 1 consider Mr. Seward .tbe embodiment of this great American idea. Tbe slaveholders of the South consider bisn so, and en this account alons they desire his politi cal annihilation. 1 cannot consent to thin, much ess to be urged to assist and take part in the horrf I saeriflce. When your order, by a formal vote, sent by the hand ?f a special messenger, requires a brother to do such a deed, all I have to say. is, 1 was mistaken in your de signs, and wish to withdraw my name aa a member of the order. In doing so, 1 hope the personal friendship and good feeling that exists between as may continue, tor I can ??? no reason why political opponents may not be personal Ir.enda. 1 remain yours, very respectfully, C9A0. C LEIGH. To Messrs F. C. Wagner, C. B. Hawley, Oeorge A. War si* U, committee cf Jasper Chapter No. 36, O C. A. Mr. May, from Niagara, had alao a message of a ?takliar import with thoeejoat no? read pla.ed in kia hand this mornir g. He read thus:? A La own, Feb. 1, 18M. Bow. L. L Mat.? Dear Sir At the last meeting ef onr order, there was passed a unanimous vote requeetiag yon to vote and nseyonr influx oee sgamstthe re election of WiIBaai H. fleward for United Bute* Hsnator. Onr ?e?neil new controls the vote of thttewn. We, the nn ( <W|||UH, m tpytiiM a commitlM to Inform you of tho action of our oouacil. FnteraaSj. wZic Biwsow. W. B. GARDNER. JAMBS. W. BLACK. H? wm not f member of the order, and ttie fleet wia wall known in nis district during the election. Ho wm nominated aa a whig, and triumphed aa a whig, having all the Kaow NHhiag strength Of posed to him. The debate waa cob timed to Mr. Baker. He pitched bodily into the Kaow Nothlaga. Aa torn of them had read the CathoHo J emit oath on this floor ho feK justified in exposing (he Know Nothing cath, which he characterised aa being a hundred fold more Jesuitical than my which had ever been ad ministered ;in aecret or public. This he undnrtook ' to do, andirodnoed a copy of the oath as publish ed in the Hkkabs a tew days since. The Simon Pure disciples of gam at once pronounced it aa being the oath taken ay the members of the bogus Seward council, and that Hr. Baker not being ini tiated Into either order, was made the instrument in the bands of some wag to indirectly lash the bogus members, who have long sinoe been expelled from Barn's dominions. Whether the document from which Mr. Baker based a speech of an hour is the bogus or the true metal, the writer of this la, of course, unadvised; but, from the manifest delight of Seward's enemies during this exhibition, no person could help believing that Mr. Baker was "barking up the wrong tree." The tune of the adjournment of the House arrived without a close of this protracted discussion. It will be resumed on Monday morning, and oou tinned through the day. During thia debate the whig (Seward whig) portion of the House have called out their ablest men, and it is justice to them to say that they have exhibited a marked ability, and frequently much eloquenoe. These are Meesa. Ba ker, Rlokerson, Steboins, Leigh, Cole and others. Much anxiety waa felt to listen to Mr. Blatchford, but aa yet he has not taken the floor. The few who have slightly spoken against Mr. Seward? Messrs. Headley, Petty, Water bury, Lunport, Rhodes and others? -show a talent and power in debate folly equal to their adversaries. Neither has Mr. Ste vens, Mr. Odeil, nor Mr. P. W. Palmer spoKen oa the question. It is thought they miy <to so on Monday. The talent of the House, thus far de veloped, la far superior to that of any preceding one during the laat twenty years, if ever. The Senate havizg disposed of its urgent business took up the resolution authorising the Governor to employ counsel to aasist the Attorney General In the argument of the Lemmon case. An amendment was offered Instructing the Attorney Ganeral to em ploy such assistance, if any. which be may think rececsary : but the majority will not take it out of the Governor 's hands. It is feared that Mr. 0<den H >ff man wcutd not select William H. Seward as such associate. The resolution in relation to Tiros. Dunlap and the emigration business oame up, when Mr. Bur moved to insert the name of James Kelly with that of Mr. Dunlap. Are there any more persons in charge of the funds of the Immigrants who are not fhlly au thorised ? Mr. Dickinson was not satisfied, he want ed to examine a little, so at his request it again lies over. Oar Philadelphia Correspondene. PniLADEDrni a, Jan. 31, 1855. Death of Simeon L. Spafford ? His Funeral? Obit uary?Sketch of Hit Life, fyc., Ac. On Monday last a large number of persona eon. nected with the Philadelphia, Wilaington and Baltimore Railroad assembled at the offioedu Phi ladelphia and passed resolutions of respect to the memory rf the late Superintendent, Simeon L* Spafford, Esq. Arrangements were also madj for decorating In mourning the depot building* in Philadelphia and Baltimore, and all the station houses on the line of the road between those two cities. All the losomo" tives and cars of the oomptny were a!so draped ia mourning, and all cironected with the road seemed to be deeply and solemnly Impressed with the sud. den affliction which had so unexpectedly fallen up>n them. At hair-past 8 o'clojk this morning, several hun dred persons connected with the road assembled at the depot for the purpose ot attending the faneral, and marched to the late residence of ths deceased, No. 6 Clinton street. On anlving at the house, arrangements were made for taking a view of tie corpse, which wm laid in a richly covered coffin, with silver edgings on which was a plate which bore the following in scrSption:? O 0 o Riiieon L. Stafford, a o Died, o o January 28th, 1855, o o In the 36th year of his age. o 0 _ _ 0 cceooceocoooocoooooooooo The religions ceremonies at the housj, consisted of &n appropriate address and a solemn and im pressive prajar by Rev. William H., Farness of the Unitarian Church ; after which the procession was again formed, th9 hearse preceding the pall bearers. A large number of carriages, containing the friends and relatives of the deceased, Joined tn the procession, which prosceded to the Woodland cemetery, on the west side of the SohnylkUl, near Gray's ferry. On ap proaching the grave, the procession opened to the right and left, and the corpse, on a bier, was bsrne to its last resting place by the pall-bearers, where the Rev. Mr. Saddards read the solemn burial serri oe of the Episcopal chnich. The Immediate friends of deceased, and others, then passed in solemn silence t? the grave, casting a last mournful look upon the "narrow house" of him they had so fondly loved on euth, and whose many virtues will cause him j long to be remembered by them. Mr. Spaff.rd commenced the study of elvilengt* ,.rr, Jjj the office of Siunoel M. Feltoo.Eiq., tden of Char lestown, Mass., ftAW Prer.den?Gf tfSP&Mv delphia, Wilmlcgton and Baltimore railroad. His eai'y career wu distinguished by close applicatlea to study, and a disKosi.kra to excel in whatever he undertook. With a strong love for the study he was punning, it is no matter of surprise that he soon rtood at the head of a very large class of young men, associated with him, and having tbe same pro fusion in view. After leaving the office of Mr. FeHon, be was em ployed in making the surveys and constru :tion of several roads, amonng the most prominent of whieh may be mentioned the Vermont and Massachusetts, the Troy and Boston, tbeiAiabuna and Teuneesee, and the Cincinnati, Hamilton and IDaytin. After the opening of this last named road, he be -ame its chief engineer, a position he oocupied with great acceptance to the company, until called to the su Eruiteudence of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Jtimore road, npon the datfes of which Ee enter ed in June. 1853. Mr. Bp afford was the author of several very use ful inventions connected with tbe speed and safety of railroad travelling, which have distinguished him as one of tbe first mechanics oi toe a*e. Among these may be mentioned a safety signal for drawbridges mo* In ase on all the b-idgee of the road of whl<? Be was superintendent; also a safety s vltcb, a cheap, simple, and strong truss for roofs, and a wooden bridge, which dispenses with Iron rods for t:u?sc*. He was employed, at the time of h'<a death, In making a moaei of a bridge on this plan, with a view to constructing one across the Sasque I ant ah river at Havre de Grace, af. which place trie company have recently made the ne:esttry surveys preparatory to electing a bridge for tke use of tne roaa , purposing to dlspii se with the boat which hw long beta used at that point for the conveyance of pssMiftrs across the river. Mr. Bpaflbrd was a mathematician of no ordinary powers of mind. He never encountered ? problem lhat he did not thoroughly solve, and his scrri :es in this capacity have no; nnfreqoently b*>n called int> reqnieltioD I -r the benefit of otnere, who have reaped the reward of hi i labors, taking honor j upon themselves which belonged to him. The several Inventions of which he wet the aniJior are sufficient proofs of his mechanic tl bge 1 nu'.ty. Added to this waa a qnicknessof parcept on, aid a readiness to apply, tbat rendered his services ol special value in cases of emergency. Tals wu evinced in the rec?nt destruction of the drawbridge at Gray's ferry, across the Schuylkill. It wai predicted, ud even announced, that the bridge would be Impassable lor weeks; but through the ready efforts of Mr. S^afibrd, only two days elapsed before the trains were running again with ttielr accustomed regularity. It was in this department of roeeiaatsm that he m?v bs silti to have exo;lled. Ib bridge masonry, and In the construction of bridges, lie had no superior; and he has left many of these monuments of his ingenuity on the roids with which be has been connected In all the relations of life Mr. Bpaff >rd was with out a btemlrh. He was a u?efUl cltiseo, a faithful effloer, an affectionate hnaband, a kind father,* warm and sympathising friend, Indulgent, even to s fault; and It Is believed he had net an enemy In tbe world. He was a leading sptrlt in whatever cir. cJehe moved, though entirely without ambition or ostentation. The common oonsent of his fellows assigned kirn the position of a leader as a Just re ward doe to his merits, without any effort on his part te arrive at that distinction. He wse a man of modest and retiring disposition, and ef strong &> nestle stlach scents. Mr. Bpaflbrd WM ? P?tir? of Springfield, Yt., ud font, ul UntiaM m> HIM lift ?B? ? to* illness of only fourteen day*. ?. :. Otur Peiuujrlnhll CwimiwJmwc. Rbamko, Peon., Feb. 6, 1665, Know Nothings m "Old Btrlu"?Progriuoftke iAdgf?Elniim of Umttd BttUa Senator? A Ni to Platform. I have bo doubt some of your reader* would likt to know whether the American party an making sny progress in "Old Berks," the Gibraltar of demo cracy?the county which, had the d-4 bsen nomi nated on the democratio ticket heretofore, would lave given him their regular standing majority of 4,800. But nevertheless, I can assure yon it la pro greeting beyond the hopes of ita moat founders. The fint lodge at Pending waa organised in the Odd FeDowa Hall, in Jane last, and with auoh rapidity did they ineraaae, (aa many as 60 in a night being taken in,) that in a flaw weeks it waa foaad necessary to organize in every ward in town, of which there are. five. The work went bravely oo, numbers being admitted every night; lodgea were opened in the Bounty, and torn ship after township came wheeling into line, lite fall election waa ap proaching, thouaanda of dollars were apent by tne democracy to crush the order, and keep their foot ing, and in fact aome of the old fogiea verily believed, if not for the Governor, at least lor Congressman, their majority wonld be 5;000. The election came, the votes were polled and "Bam" did his work most effectually. The demo, cracy were terrified at the result, their majority for Governor waa but 3,400, while that of Congressman, (tbfi only true test,) reached the enormous number cf 2 ,200. The glory of democracy had truly depart cd from Old Berks. But now came the tag of war, if they could only keep in the traces what they had left, so they called a convention, denounced the Knew Nothings, pledged their delegates that they were not members of the order, nor never would be, and implored them with tears in their eves to stand by their party. But these worthies might as well save themselves any further trouble, as "Sam" has a capacious maw, and will net atop until he has swallowed up tbe county, and in tne camoaigo of '66 he will beat and pummel tlrem Into a jelly. Yea, lick tSem so bad, that, abould their own father, Frank Pierce, ree them be would not krow them. The election of?United States Senator is the all absorbing topic jest now. There are a host of pro minent aspirants, and it is almost impossible to form any idea who will be the successful candidate. Old Berks is also urging ber claims for one of her sons, and should good looks have any influenoe, I think be will stand a very good chance. At any rate, I can assure jou that no man will be elected who is tinc tured too muoh with abalitimism, as the American party in this State have an eye to the buildiag no of a platform that both the North and toe South may safely stand upon. Btrxi. The Galapagw Islands* The following Is a translation of a letter, in French, recently addressed to tbe President of tbe United States Senate, by a Belgian gentleman, in rcferenoe to tbe projected acquisition of the Gi'apagoa Islands : ? Hon. Jesse D. Brioht, President of the Senate of the United States : ? Permit, air, a citisen ef Belgium, recently arrived from the republic of Ecuador, to address to you a few lines relative to the affair of the purchase of the Gala pagos Islands, whi.h the government of tbe Uaited States is about to submit to the Beaate, of which you are the worthy President. I beg to state that according to what I have ob served and learned, daring my residenoe in Eeua. dor, the present President Urbiaa, whj owes his election to a revelation which he raised against his legitimate chief, who hid entrustel to htm the com mand of his army, believing him faithful, associated with him in this infamous manoeuvre, amongst other persons, Gen. YOlamil, an old aspirant to the pos session and sale of the Galapagos Island?. As soon as the revolution succeeded, Gen. VilUmll was re warded with a diplomatic mission to tbe Cabinet of Washington, the only object of which waa to pro pose a negotiation with regard to those very islands. Dorkig his sojourn in this aonntry, he en tered Into relations with Senator Benjamin, to whom be recounts! wonders or these famous islands, in order to engage him to take part in the speculation which he has recently organised between him, tbe said Senator, the American Minister at Ecuador, and toe government of this last mentioned republic. If we are to believe those who are best acquainted with the islands, there is no guano at a!l up >n them. Their chief production is the tortoise called Gala pages, from which the Islands derive tleir title. It was General Ytllunil wbo spread the report that guano had been diecovtred thtre, for the purpoee of selling to advantage what he considers his property. Thsre has latterly beea a talk of three millions of dollars being sbout to be advanced Ira the Unite! States, not Tor the purcbace of the islands, but by wsy of loan for the alminuiion of the tax on the ex portation of guano aa regards the United States. If thisaseartionbe correct, the t'.ree millions will be entirely lost, both to tbe latter and to Emadsr. Ecuador wffl never be able to repay It, being already surcharged with a debt of $20,000,000 to England, and from six to seven millions of domestic obligations. Up to the present time she has found it impossible to pay even a email portion of the interest on the two low,8' '?.?tin lew in a position to pay three millions more, which will not be employed ia her jsvor, but will merely serve to fid the pockets of those who are interested in the speculation. IlaviEg satisfied the desire of communicating to you my ideas on this unfortunate affair, I oa^not conclude without adding that, even here, is this country, there are persons who are in a position to give you toller details on the subjest than I am in pcMeFBionof, such aa, for inata:oe, the agents of Chili and Peru, whoae statements may enlighten &W& Jfl ffft FwMwt of the wjnbiiQ inowd lay before it for IU approbation the treaty, which, according to public rumor, has been con cluded tor the acquisition of these islands. New Yohk, Jan. 2, 1886. Korcow NuvkrBprnkd ? 9?nator Douglas la said to h ave made tbe diacovery, while travelling In Russia. that the city of Moscow was nsver burned! The following statement of the matter la froin tbe Muscatine (Ioira) Inquirer? Ccming on the boat a few day a ago, we happened to fall In oomyany with Senator D.nglas, who oame on board at Quincy, on hia way to Wamaw. Ia the course of a very interesting account of hia travels in Ruaaia, much of which baa been published by letter waiters, be stated a fact which hta never yet been published, but which staiUingly contradicts tbe received historical relation of one of tae moat extraordinary events that ever fell to the lot of hia toiy to record. For this reason the Judge said he felt a delicacy in making the assertion toat the city of Moscow was never burned! Be said that, previous to his arrival at Moscow, he bad several disputes wi.h his guide m to the burning of the city, the fluide declaring that it never occurred, acdsetmed to bo nettled at Mr. D>ugli?' persistency in hia opinion; but on examining the fire marks around the city, and the city itself, the became satisfied that the guide waa correct Tbe statement goes on to set forth that the anti quity of tbe rrchltectaral city? particularly of Its ''six hundred first class c&urches," arret :h*og through ante-Napoleonic ages to Pagan tim*s. ana showing thfe handiwork of different nations of his tory- dem nstratee that the city never waa burnt down (or up.) The Inquirer adds:? Tbe Kremlin la a apace of aev- ral hundred acres, in the heart of the city, in tin shape of a flat iron, and ia er closed by a wall sixty feet high. Within this enclosure ia tbe most magalflceat pale* ia Enr p^, recently built, but constructed over au aacicnt pslace. which remair.a, tans encloaed, wjoie and perfect, with all ite wimliws, A:. Near tbe Kremlin, surrounded by a wall, la a Cii nese to urn, appearing to he several hundred years old, still cocn; led by d?.eoai)dtnte of the origintl settlers. The circumstances which gave rise to the error comerniKg tbe burning of Moscow, were these:? It la a city of 4.10,000 inhabitants, la circular form, occupying a large apace, five miles across. There the wiateia are six months lotg, and tbe custom waa, and still is, to lay up supplies of provisions and wood to laat six montha of severe cold weathsr. To prevent tbeae gigantic suppllea fro m en umber ing the heart of the city, and yet render them aa convenient aa practicable to every locality, a row of wood beneee waa constructed to circle completely round the city, and outside of theae waa a r>v of granaries. and In these were depseitel tbe whole of the suppliea. Napoleon had entered ths city with his army, and was himself o enpying the palaoe of tbe Kremlin, when, one night, by ordar of the Rui sian Governor, every wood boose and every granary aimultareonaly bant into a blase. Ail eflVta to extinguish them were vain, and Napoleon found himself compelled to march hia amy through the fire. Retiring to aa eminence, ha saw the whole c ty enveloped in vast abeeta of flanc, and clou da of smcke, and apparently all oa fire. And eo far M ha waa concerted It might aa well have bee a, for though boaaes enough were left to supply every soldier with a room, yet without prevtatoas or fuel, aad a Ruaaian array to rat off supplies, be and hia army ootid not aabai* there. During U? fire some iinlnMj' bent, lmt tb. ?%??? | btwjy , ?J I eau*? ^ lfUnon uiaiouiMu? mv. ?*? ? to where wood houses u4 granaries (or winter rap plica now stand m of old; but then iffun no mark at conflagration within the dir. On the contrary, tt bean the unmistakable evldenoe ef age. Mayor Wood ui kk lUnnb. [From the New Orleans Delta.] The wont abased candidate for a public offioe we ever knew wae Fernando Wood, the present M*yor el New York. If a tithe of what wae aaid about him wen true, Stag Sing, instead ef the City Hall, wae hie proper destination. Toe whole preeaanited in dsnoancmg him as corrupt, character! ean. and unacrnpulons. They wen specilo ae to facte and proofs. Experience haa taoght na to place am<Ul value upon personal diatribes, produced in the ardora of a party straggle. Indeed, we ban generally found that objects of these missiles wen men of mark, of energy, and talent The most worthlese public man in toe world, we have invuUbly fouad to be him of whom nothing unfavorable wae aaid. Mediocrity and imbecility rarely provoke indigna tion or ezeite jealousy. Your popular man is the very last for any station of trust or responsibility. Our city, alas I hae afforded too many examples and illustrations of this tenth. As soon as a man of real talent and energy is named for an offloe, Me cry is immediately raised against him? "Oh, he is not a popular man; he cant got the vote of the firemen, the Odd Fellows," or some other class or association. He must be set aside for "Joe" or "Bob," "Jim" or "Bill," who are immmsewith the "b'hoys." And, then, if this suggestion is not adopted, his whole life is searobed, and he is truly fortunate if then is no event of it whioh may not be tortured into something calculated to excite prejudice or hostility against him. This is hard snough, but it will be worse still if the candidate attempts to defend himself. That is conclusive proof, with some, of his guilt. To evince any sensi bility under abtue, is a confession that it has told? that a soft place has been fouad? a vulnerable point discovered. There will be no limit to the denuncia tion of this unfortunate individual hereafter. Mortifying as the confession nay be, what we ben say is an honest exposure ot a too prevalent senti ment and custom of our own people. Tnus it is the very best citizens ere excluded from all oantera for public offlccs, and a mediocrity monopolizes the most important stations. Let us learn something from the experience of oar gihte> city, and tco often, heretofore, our exemplar in corporation administration. This man, Fernanda Wood, whoa all (he journals and politicians united a few weeks ago in denouncing with such ferocity, is now the theme of the praise ot aU casaes. Tne very journals whkh displayed such activity in hunt ing up prooA or moral delinquency againtst him, are now read? to Lflght two battles, and can find no psnegyrtcs too warm for him. Tale wonderful chance has been wrought in ? legitimate manner. Mr. Wood, from the moment he assumed the Mayoralty, commenced with the courage aui vipor of a Hercules, to throttle all the beasts of prey that had so long battened upon the corpora' tion, and to lay about aim with a broom quite as efficient as that with which the famous mythologi cal hero swept the atablea of Augens. Now, strange to say, this eoarte, which in another sort of mtn might haveproductd great dissatisfaction, has ren dered Mr. Wood very popular, and in his warfare against the hordes of vampins whi h have so long clucs to the corporation, he is vigorously e o oporto i by ail the respectability of the city, including the united preae. During the short tine of his office whioh has expired, we are told that the most bene fice! t results of his policy are everywhere conspicu ous, and that New York is rapidly beooming quite a respectable and well governed city. We hope that this expectation may be realized, not only on account of New York, but also on ac count of our own city, upon which such an example will not he lost. New Orleans, too, needs a Fernando Wood, a man tbat can be abused, but wbo possesses the courage, vigor and capacity to do his duty, who will take the tide of the people, against contractors, office holden, jobbers, and ail other designing aud selfish classes. Oh! what a broom would *uch a | man prove to this unfortunate corporation, which, with ibe heaviest taxation o* any community in the world, is the worst governed! Peraonncl of the Slemlx ra o t the State Gov ernment and Legislature of Massachusetts. Hia Excellency Henry J. Gardner, the Governor, was bcrn in Dorcheiter, June 14th, 1819. Hia H m >r Lieutenant Governor Simon Brorn, was bora in Newbury port, November 29th, 1802. Of the nine members of the Executive C. until, five hare served in the Legislature, and fear never have before he'd (Dice in the Btate House. N o one cf the Board his ever filled the office before. The veteran in the Executive Department is Wii'iam Tofts, Etq., the first cleik in tie office of the Secretary of State, who has been connected with tie government for .y years. In the legislative department, not a single mem ber of the Suffolk Senatorial delegation wm born la tie county, and enly three in the State. But tiro of the number? Meter*. Ltbby and Vrisht- have bad any legieUtive experience. Only fin of the foity Senators have previously served in the Gene ral Court. Mr. Libby , of Suffjlk, is the oldqgt mem ber of the Setate, having been born in 1790. The j our Kept member is Mr. Carpenter, of Norfolk, who was born in 1829. Mr. Hall, Senator from Ply mouth connty, was bom in Boston. Of the forty-fcor Representatives from Bostot, bnt twelve are natives of the city. One of the anot her was born in Monties!, Canada. Two sere bora in the State of New York; six are from Maine, nine from New Hampshire, one from Vermont, and one from Maryland. But one cf the number (Abel B. Munroe, Esq.), has had any legislative exoer.ence. The oldest member cf the B:iton delegation it Mr. Nathaniel Ring, (1795.) The youngest is EiwarJ W. Hinka, (1830) Oily three of the delegation were born in the ast cextnry. The oldest member of the House of Representa tives is Mr. Job Terry, of Freetown, Bristol county, who was born October 7th, 1783. The youngest member la Edward W. Hicks, of Boston, before tamed. There are twenty-four clergymen in the L?giela tare. Of this number seven are Unlv^retliats, one is a Unitarian, cm an Episcopalian, and there are flvt *?eh Of the Baptist, Orthodox, Congregational and Methodist denomination*. The whole number of Senators is forty, ?id of Representatives three hundred and seventy nine, two of the latter having died since the election. The fullowirg is a recapitulation of the ptofeaaioan to which the members of the Legislature belong, toge ther *ith the placcs of their blith:? Farmer? 80 Merchant* 65 Boot aad thee manufacturers 31 Manufacturers 20 Clergymen 24 Houaewrlghts 23 Pbjaiciane 20 Me<har>ics. 15 Lawvere 11 Teacher? 10 Clerks 9 Machinists 7 Butlcers, tailors, printers, shipwrights, 5 ea >h. . . 00 Editors, winters, and master mariners, 4 each.. . 12 Blackami'ht, Quints, chair manufacturers, pia Boiortes, 3 encb r. 12 Saahier, armorer, watenmaker, station agent, atone cutter, iron founder, mason, cooper, 2 each T"T7. . . 1? Total 371 Architect, baker, broker, brass founder, b?t builder, butcher, civil englaeer, car manufactu rer, cabinet maker, carriage maker, cbemkt, deputy aherifl", door maker, designer, dyer, edge tool manufacturer, exprwaman, gilder, gen tleman, gum copal manuftcturer, gold b-ute*, g'a's cutter, batter, horticulturist, hotei keep tr, iron manufacturer, Iftst maker, land survey cr, melcdeon maker, millwright, optician, oil manufacturer, psper m^er, pump maker palm leaf manufacturer, teo'l m Jeer, r ail r <ad roperictendent, silversmith, st )vo n alter, sail maker, tin plate worker, type founder, trtiekman, undertaker, wharf and bridge maker, whip maker, 1 ea h 46 Total 417 Members boru in Maaaaohusetts 30(1 " " New Hampshire 37 " " Connecticut 22 " " Maine 17 " " Vermont 15 " New York 10 " ? Rhode Ialand 4 " " Ohio 2 " " Pennaylvanla 1 " " Virginia 1 " Mary lan J 1 " " Lower Canada 1 Total 417 T>nt*rrn. Diuth ? A jouxg man by the name of Lerl Divorce, an engineer upon the BiHtmore aad Ohio Railroad, had nia engine thrown of! tte track, near Rockwell's river, in taargao county. 7a. , while rniinit g at the rate of thirty five mi'** an hour, on the 3d teat., when he was caught under tn? en gine, where the boiling water ran directly Into hi' month, tcald'ng iim In a moet shocking m\nnsr, internally as well as externally. He was relieved, ?ay a the Bath Enttrprtit, aa soon as pomlbe, an' notwithstanding he was so badly scalded, he lived for eigbt hours after the accident ocrarrenl, rvtitn Ing all hie farnlttea to the last, ne wm a aiugl* man, abont 25 yeart of aft. His parents reejdo near Cumberland, Md. LEGAL INTELLIGENCE. j^yyyvvvvvvvvv^vvvv Deelslen to !***#?? mmD btatbs bistuct ooubt. Before Hob. Jodgt Ingeraoll. Feb. 7. ? Lovett R. MeUan AaLf.Uu Schoon er Chmrltt Henry. Elitka 8. RacktU $ et al. w <A< Steamboat Seuth America.? These were cross suits brought by the respective owners o( therteaaa boit Booth America end the aohooeer Charles Hen r y. to reocvir the damagea ocoeaioMd by a coflkh* between the two veasela, which happened at about 13 o'clock oa the Bight o I September 17, 1864, on the wMt aide of the Hodaoa river, joat below Batter HUL The steamboat waa bound from Hudson to New York, with passengers aad freight. The ?croon er waa bound op the titer to a port beyoad New borg. Thenlght waa clear and starlight, aad oh! ?l ooold be discerned at a considerable distance, wind waa a little eaat of south, blowing from icnr to six knets aa hoar. There waa a conflict of tvidenoe aa to the state of the tide. On board the Booth America there waa no one forward bat the pilot, who was at the wheel. On board the schooner the mate was at tae helm, and ibe captain and a haad were forward on the star board side, on the lookout. The evidenoe given on either side was much of it in direct contradiction aa to the coarse of the two veaaels. The pilot of the steamer testified that he was about half a mile above Batter Hill when he first saw the achoiner coming up the river, bsiag then about two miles off, and shoald judge ahe wan Lot far from the middle of the river; that he did sot change his coarse until after the collision; that he did not see the schooner when she changed her ooorae, but that at some time after he saw her from half a mile above Batter Hill: he e*w ahe had changed her coarse, aad was then headed for the steamer, and abont a quarter of a mile off ; that he held hia course alcng from one to two hundred feet distant from the base of Batter Hill, and did not change it until the oolliaion too place, though juit before it he slewed and (topped. Two pasamgen on boaid the steamer also testified that they sawtae schooner coming up about the middle of the river. The three men on the deck of the schooner, on the other hand, testified that the schooner crossed the river to the west shore at about Magazine Point, in order t > keep up the west shore, aa is the one torn in goirg np the river there with a southerly wind and an ebb tide; that soon after they got on the went shore they taw the lights of the steamer above Batter Hill, and did not after that change the coarse of the schooner, but kept np the river within a few hundred fret of the shore, and maintained that ooarse until just before the collision, when the steamer iheered to the west, and then, to avoid the collision, the schooner luffed, but the sheer and the luff were n3t sufficient to prevent it. The jibboom of the schooner struck the larboard wheel-house of the steamer, by which the jibboom was broken and the wheel-house slightly injured. The bo ? spilt of the schooner then stru.k the steam chimiey of the steamer's larboard boi.'er, by whian the chimney was broken, the boiler displaced, aad other serious inlury inflicted. The schooner wis in jured but slightly. Held by tbe Court? That upon the evidence the tide was ebb; thatit is a rule of liw so often recog nised that the aid of cited cases is not required fur ite support, that a steamboat when at nigut travers ing waters wheie it may be expected tnat it will meet with other vratercraft, snail keep a faithful lookout forward, whose exclusive duty it shall be to looktus and that the pilot cannot do considered such a lookout; and where a collision occars, and there is no suih lookout, that is negligence on the part of tbe steamboat, which is prima facie evllesce that the collision is occasioned by her fault. It is contended on behalf of the steamboat that this rule dees not apply to boats navigating rivers and narrow streams of water. No such distinction is found to exist in the rule aa Aid down by the 8u picme Court. The roJe is general in its application, and is adopted for the benefit and protection of sail ing vessels. It is contended, farther, that the rule does not ap ply to those rivers where it is the general eastern, as upon the North river, for steamboats to be navi gated without a lookout other than the pilot. Tills rule is a mandate of the law, and cannot be ab.-o Ctcd or annulled by any general usage to disregard adopted by those against whom it is to be ea orced. Ibnt the neglect of the South Amerion to have such a lockout most ba regarded as prima fad t evidence that the collision was occasioned by bf: fault That ia the legal presumption, which must remain in loll foice, unless it is rebutted by latin lectory proof on the part or tbe steamboat, and if the :esumony siren u so contradictory tbat no fact can be found upon it, then it will follow that the prima facie case made out against the aieamer must stand. That wfceio witnesses on board of different ves sels are in conflict, it is a safe rule, particularly when the facts to wbich they tost ty took place at oigfct, to ft We meat consideration to these wit nesses who were on board tbe vessel where the acta took p'ace, the witnesses being equal in point ot credit in other respects. That if the witnesses on board the schooner tell the truth aa to their course and acts, then it was the doty of the steamer, according to the well known inle of navigation on the North river, to have avoided the schooner. They were in a better situation to know the position and movement, and what tock place on board the schooner, than those on board tbe steamer; and if they kave not told the truth, toey must have willfully perverted it, while those on board the steamer may have been honestly mistaken in the opintona which they formed as te the position of the schooner. That tbe weigh*, of evidence is that tbe steamer sheeted to the weet before tbe collision, and therefore the manner in wbich the blow was reoeived sustains the claim of tbe s booner. that she was coming up on the wert aide of tte river. That upon tbe whole evifense, there ia not aStis factory proof to rebut the yrimo facia case of fluxlt on the part of the steamer, arising from her having no look out. Tbe evidence is very much in conflict, but tbe weight of it rather strengthens that pre lumptkn of fault. The decree must be, therefore, that the libel in the first case be dismissed, with eosts, and that the libelant In the second ease recover the damages sustained by the schooner, and that it be referred to a commissioner to asoertain and report witat that carnage is. Supreme Court* Before flox Jndge Mitchell. Feb. $-?F\ttu>tiliam Birdiall vs. Anthony Tit nt ann and. Fttidtr Tiemann owns in fee, and leased to Fielder, without any covenants sgainit nuisances or the erection of steam engines, a lot ad joining tbe plaintiff's house and lot. The deed to him did not contain any sueh covenants, bc ug exe cuted on a sale on foreclosure of a mortgage, nor did tbe mortgage contain them. Bit Mr. Haggles, while be owned both lots, and many others in the neighborhood, conveyed them all with such cove nants, and the successive grantees from him een v.j'd tn like manner down to tbe one who convey ed tot* e mortgager. The effect of such covenants wee coistdesed and settled in Barms vs. RjbarJ. (8 Pap , 361) and b;th Vice Channel! >r McC mn aci ue Chancellor he What they created easements on tee lards for the benefit of tbe other respective lsnJowners. In that case there was no allexatnn tint the covenants were contained in the daei to the defendant, and if an easement was created it wuh unnecessary to insert them in subsequent con vtjrice-. Neitber of the defendants has, there fore, a right to erect a steam engine on ot*mi Ffs. Fielder, when wiittcn to on tbe subject, threatened that he would erect a steam engine when be chose, and had already eonstiucted a cbimrey St only for toat purpose. Tne p'alntiff was ju-t'fi*d, therefore, in seekng to restrain him by injnn:Uon, and a perpetual injunction must be Earned sgairst him, with oostr. Tiemaun, the if lord, has done nothing to show a disposition t > ["VlcUte his avenant. He must, therefore, tave bla ( tuts of defence. Rut as the chimney low ere ;t*d la erected for the purpose ot a stesm engine, and m*y remaiu after Fie.der leaves, it is proper that the to junction , restrain both defendants, and all olafm'ng urde- then or either of them, from erecting the steam ergine. Superior Court? Part Second. Before Hod. JadfS Hoffman, and a Jury. A KKOW KOTU1KO I* COURT ? CHATHAM STREW BROKU LOOKS. Ffb. 6 ? Philip Nuttbaunt a gain* t Bernard fackmm* and August Noftr. ? This was an action \ bn ngbt by the plaintiff, a batcher in this c'ty, to ' r*c< ver the possession of eighty thousand Havana separs, which the plaintiff alleges he bought ot the defendant#, and paid Laekman 1730 therefor. When the plaint iff seat for the segars, at No. 27 Biwery, tbe defendant Moeser refused to let him have them, on tte ground that Laekman had no right to does a bargain with any one for the*fcgais without Nor ser's cctsent, aad that there was no copartnership existing t*t?een then. There was a very larice i timber of witnesses In attendance, and mnrt of tr?e t<roe of tbe t la) (two days) was consumed In Im peaching witnesses, pro and eon. Toe part-en, and ail tbe witnesses, ware ot Jewish origin, with the exception of ore, who tsstiaei to haviog been amy five rr wt yean in this counter; and who* a*a*d *hat re wan, be promptly replied, " I urn a Krow NotMig." The ? sweet German accent'* with which be made tbe amxnp.oacct created oenmderabe merriment in ?nrt Mr. J. M. Smith, ths p*^,' Raaatder. aa oomuel for the plaintiff, wat d Wj. Mr7c. Bain bridge Barith on u>e part of Um d*ra?C jk The Judge charged tha jury, who retired sft i|| o'clock, ud returned at half-past 6 vltk a vesdicti for the plaintiff, iw^m tha xwtm * tha pro ps r? ?* 1800, yd tha iay. at <199, besides 1b v?rt#t cd ft? woofcm oSXm, mi V. #. CoMMlaalokan C?art oiuboi 07 slat* man. Before Geo. W. Motion, Bsq. Fxb. tn?Tb* United Statu vs. Mume* ? Thd (t animation in thla eaaa was continued. George J. Jan nln being examined by the DMriot Attorney, de posed that he knew the but Mlllaadon; aba waa la tbe port of New York about the l?th December, 1869; I skipped her erew on that day; I had a partner than, named Zecbariah Beater; Mr. Figaniere, the Portuguese Coaanl, paid oar Arm for the crew'i shipping; tbe biQ waa paid to Mr. Beaver. W. 0 Babbidge depoaed that Figaniere paid the billa foa i tbe bail Millaodon. Ajournod. lTnlted fltatea Diet* let Attorney '? OOee? Feb. 7? The United Btatea District Attorney having been aatiafied that the brig Bskar waa not intended to be er gaged in tha tiara trade, has as sented to her discharge. Marine Court. Before Hon. Judge Thompson. LIABILITY OF WAnBHQPSBMBN FOR DAM ASM TO FBOFBBTY ENTBC8TKD TO THAI* CARB. Fra. 7. ? Woodruff * Robinum vs. E. M. Qr W L. Robtrtt. ? This action was brought to recover foi' storage of 6,606 tnrtels of oorn belonging to tha do fendenta. The plaintiffs are warehousemen, doing business in Brooklyn. The defence to tbe action was, that by reason of the carelessness of the plain tiffs, the oorn waa damaged to a considerable ex teal w lile in their poeaeseUm. Ia order to relievo the IB ?elves from liability for any such damage, counsel for tbe plaintiff* offered to prove a custom among warehousemen, by which it ia made the boainsas oi tie storer to perform a!l acta neoessary to preserve his grain while on storage. The Court overrule^ tbe offer, whereupon tbe plaintiff's counsel disoon tinned the action , and judgment of discontinuance waa therefore rendered for the defendants, witl coats. Tbe reasons for overruling the offer are oeo tained in tbe following opinion: Thompson, J ? Aa warehousemen, the plaintiff were boand to take common and seasonable care ol tbe property entrusted to their keeping by the do fcpotnta. Thiaie a well settled principle of law and can only b* avoided by a apeclal contract tc tbe contrary. Proof of cuitom or usage is alwiyi ira< misalble, when they clearly contravene aa es tablixhcd rule of lair. Bo that if the plaintiffs Is this cams have reli'd upon any custom which the) pretend relieves thrm from exercising ordinary car* over commodities entrusted to their charge aj the defendants, they have unfortonately confided In thai which must inevitably disappoint them, and can af ford them no possible protection. But if, notwlth standing the care, skill, and diligence of the plain tiffb tbe corn hsd suatained damage? as, if it had been destroyed by rat*, stolen by thieves, or cor-, turned by flte, thev would not be answerable to th' deferdsnts. On tna contrary, the warehonsiman is liable for loasea occas onsd by the innocent mla tak#aof himself and hie servants, ia making a dell vtry of the gooda to a person not ent.tled to them For it is a part of bis duty to retain the goodsuatil they are demanded by their owner. If by mil take be deliver the goods to a wrong parson, be will be responsible to. tbe lost, as npon a wrongfal onver sicii. In no event, therefore, can lie excuse hineell from liability for injuries to the property stored, ex cept by shoving tbat he has exercised over t that dff reft of diligence which a man of common tense, habitually careless, or of little pradence, geterallj takes in his own concerns. Theatre* and Exhllbtlons. Broadway Theatre.? The votaries of moiie will be deprived for a few evenings of the plettan ol tearing English oner* until the recover* tf Mite L. Pyne and Mr. w. Harrison, who have ben ren dered iicapsble of Billing, in csnsequetce of* very revere >nd>spoei:ion I', li expected thattlay wi:i be sufficlenty convalescent to appear oa Friday next, when "Cindtrella" will be performed. Bowihy Teeatkb.- The dramatic selections for th a ever ing. are the drama of " Life as It b, or Ire laid aid America"? Mr. Charles aa Jemmy Finn! gar, aid MiesCrsrles aa Peggy Anderson. Prof. McFa'lar d will make bis ascension from tM stage to ti e gallery Mits L. Wells will dauoe, aad the lew faice of " Servants bv Lsgaoy" will follow, Mr. Cbartei- ao Pan O'Ncil. rhe amusements will close wltb "Tie Muntac Lover." Burton'b Theatre ? This theatre centimes to be well patroiiized. Manager Barton annotacas for this ever irg a capital bill. The first phce is Am " B.'tkcb of Promibo," which embraces aany emi mn sotors in its cast. The next feature is one which introduces Burton in ope of his hart eomtc efcartcfc r- ?Poor Piiliecddy. The terminating piece is "Rcptia'e fiopptr" This bill caa hardy fail to draw alaigeo<ose. Wallace's Theatre ? This establishment, ever m>ce tbe production of the piece called 'Town aad C< BLtry," is cn>vdel every night. Thisia not so mueL to be our^r^ed at, as the comedy is good, and the artistes engaged in it *re all of the fiat stamp M comcdians., Blake, Brougham, Irs. Hoey, and Mis* Rosa Bennett appear. Ttacomeg of 'The Critic," a ill ciose toe amusements. American Mupetm.? The afternoon perform ance, a* ancomioed, consist of "The Mot and the Tig?r." and Ihe "Tailor of Tamworth" In the (veting the beautiful piece of "Charlotte Temple;" Clarke and Miss Me?Wyer in the leading sharaoteca. The ' Hovest Mi kmwn" concludes the anusementa. Broatway Circus.? Ooe of the best sirens com panim thai tver appeared in thia city li at present plajing to thin houses at the Metropolitan theatre Band? and Nathans cffir a bill of great variety for this evening? equestrian feats, vaulltaf, tumbling, Ac. Ac. Woon's Minstrels ? Thii band ia toinf a fine busiteas; tkc nail 1* every night oroedid. Bccxurt'a Serenades* continue tc give their burtpqu* opens with great sucseas. Tney u:e a fire bead. PosALLiON'a Erniori an Bawd an sensing their patioua with caphal negro performances. This evenuig Dotalaaou it calves a oompllmmtary benefit Michigan State Prleosi. Frcm tbr annual report ol the Bfcte prison in t]>ariors of M lonigaa, we make the Mowing inter rating exlracts:? On tte 3ot>. Nov. I860, the number ?f conviota ia tbe j r srn wa* 131. There were at tin close of the ltrt be ?1 yu, 240- showing the number nearly diuMrd in feu. tears. The trial number of oelia completed to tn? institution la only 146, which ren ders an incrta e necessary for new comers. Toe toti:i.nrer of convicts received luring tbe year wa? 1( 3, dbehargad 62. aa follows :-By expiration r-f ttLtft'"*, 49 ; pardon, 9 ; death, 3 : escaped, 1 Of tbe 103 noeived, seven were for llfte. Theag ftreya e (entenas nt the balance, 96, Wie312 years 3 n ot ihs. tiijiit county stnt 37: St Joseph 11; K'lunax.d kid Berrien C each; tbe balance from >?<?<? tf- it counties: 30 were sent for lar ceny, 10 ft-' burglary, 6 for burglary and laroeny, 6 for grand larceny, 5 for passing coanterfelt money, 5 ft. arroi i, 4 for murder, and the balance for twen ty five <:ifierei.t offence?. Of th* <*? vtrt* r ow in p i#on,thire are 117 white nit'fn, mx white ft males, 22 colored melee, and one ? >) 1 a. it. -*? "11% general b?a)th sf the convicts has bean bat t? r during tbe ;.?a- past than for ssveral years pre vi< u . Th- B?v Mr. Ciements, who held the offl:e of therein dnr.nji tbe yar ending the lit September U*t. n j<;ts mat he m* devoted the whale of his t n e to tbe (>ntira of bis tffioe. Tbere have bean religion* teiv cea every Babbath in the cha ?el, and a Fai'ha'h ach-xil baa bet n regularly kept ip during tb* jeer. There tit able to read ao4 write havi be-n trmrbt thc^e brkncbes, aa weU aa tbe rud< n>t?;*of srithmctle, with good su^^eaa. Most, il no', ail, "? vboK an opportanlty haab:en offered bav? tirbri. ?d it a^d made good advtneement i'f t c-wim -art wholly of eonvlets. meet everj Bt>bli?*f n.i ir'r h in the chepel, for tne purpose of Kair-i g * ti'd mnric, and have made great Im |tcv?K*t.t. Th:a choir per forma the singing earn ti i ubli> worship. During the exeroiees of Um Fubiatli nib fctoest baa beet maalfeeled by tlx t- t,a ltbei; cotduct on anch ocaaaions hai b?? n ?ti ' rr 'y good. T e ceil* bwte been suppUel with Blblea, anc' bcoks fr< iii tbe itb.a y haw been regularly distri bu*.(d twfie av eek. An ijvk the colv'oU now confined, an ten Oi ?'t??r boys of ter.ier age. Tbe lav -.fx) ifh ng capita? punlabment la thii State ?p?,k effect <n the 2d day of Merc\ 1847 wr.icb tfme, a period ol nearly eight years oalv t. t er pe-si os have been convicted of murder trd ?r'?re?d f?-r life to solitary conlloeaent a* < bai d iaho: in tLe B at prlaot. Believing that ooi P"??it statutory provision a fcr thsfpnnUhmeat o p. rtrre muvf.-te i of murder, kiabsoome the aettle* tioiicy of tbe Kta e. the ln?pectors aee no gooc r?*e< r. ??,> tM* | olicy should be abandoned or ma tettel:y ^b^B^ed. r.jurnoK op a Slav*.? On the Mthultan* |f *'i ri>?il Julin, in nwaM li Hmm, (Is., fm the mirlw *f Mlcbsel Sw^aey. aoiailtled ?boat a ysai ago "lb* n??ri. win a rn??wa; roin Kalaskt ronoty sn<i M'eu nhibt attewftiag te asrtst hiau

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