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morning to the Supreme Court, (Judge Barnard presiding,) where the celebrated Mr. Edwin James and several of our prominent lawyers were pitted against each other in the big Hackley (street-cleaning) contract case. It seems that a person named Lewis Davis, in some way supposed to be interested with Benjamin and Fernando Wood, claims, as assignee of the forms, one-fourth part of the profits of the contract; (estimated to be worth $60,000 per annum,) which, not having been paid over by the parties owning the other three-fourths, is now sought to be recovered by process at law, to the great detestation of the profession and disgust of those who must perforce remunerate the piper. Mr. James represents Mr. Davis, and the case, being full of uncertainties and all sorts of involvements, affords ample scope for the exercise of those peculiar qualities which have given him prominence at the English bar. His manner is dignified, prepossessing, self-poised, and courteous. He sits at the table