Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 4, 1842, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 4, 1842 Page 1
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li-'l - 1LU1LU1 JJPJ.l 1.JJ";f-BBg T1 r?i.vni.?n?. im.?wboie n?. sooa. TWELVE DAYS LATER FROM EUROPE. ARRIVAL OF TUB STEAMER COLUMBIA. Terrible Fire at H?mbnrgh->-AwfOl Railroad Accident In Franco?Another Attempt to Assassinate tbe King of France? Parliamentary Proceedings?Tronblos In Spain?Frcncb Successes In Africa, die. The Steamship Columbia arrived at Boston on Thursday morning, at 6 o'clock. The money market remained just about the same as at the last previous dales. We have no improvement to notice in trade, tin the contrary, the dullness which had for some time prevailed has, if possible, increased. People seem to have made up their minds to enter upon no businew transactions whatever, until the new tariff s-hall have passed into a law. On Tuesday afternoon the pressure for monoy on ttye Stock Exchange became so severe for a short tima that some of the jobbers had to pay as high as at tlw rate of 10 par cent, per annum for accommodation for a few days, but the market soon recovered. Money is abundant, flood bills can be discounted at three per cent.; and many of the first merchants, instead of employing their capital in the ordinary way of business, are seeking for its investment on loan?fortunate if they can obtain 4i per cent. The Queen's great Ball Masque was the most splendid affair of the kind ever got up. The English papers are full of the particulars. A successful experiment had been made in London by several distinguished physicians, in removing a cataract from the eye by means?f galvanism. The subject created a good deal of interest, The steam ship Great Western made her last passage to Liverpool in twelve days and seven hours. Seven more snipe, with sixteen hundred troops, had sailed for India, which shows a determination on the part of the government to push the war against Afghanistan. There continued to be a great many failures in the commercial business of London, and also in the manufacturing towns. One of the heaviest houses in Manchester stopped payment on the 14th. The southern counties of England had suffered somewhat from drought, while in the northern pnrt the season was quite wet. On the whole, vegetation was quite promising. The disturbances in some portions of Ireland still continued, and were generally traceable to the excitement on the subject of " repeal." The country in and about Tipperary was in a very excited condition. A great fire is said to have befallen the Austrian town of Steijer, not far from Lintz, where 400 houses were consumed, and three-fourths of the inhabitants, who were celebrated for their iron manufactures, were left without shelter. A Vienna letter informs us that the Railroad between that city and Raab was opened on the 5th inst. as farasGliggnitz, with a convoy of between 500 and GOO persons invited by the Count de Sina with whom the first idea of the road originated, and ana wno was nccoinpanieu on una occasion oy Prince Milosch. The report that Bungaree, the Australian pugilist, died, owing to his severe punishment, is unfounded The remains of Admiral Dumont D'Urville, his wife, and son, who unfortunately perished by the railroad accident near Paris on the 8th instant, were interred with much pomp on Monday last in the cemetery of Mont Barnasse, after the usual ceremonies of St. Sulpice. Eight new islands in the Pacific, are stated by the Cape papers, to have been discovered by an English whaler; they arc fertile, inhabited, and of considerable extent. A Kilmarnock paper says?"Scarcely a day elapses without departures of emegrants taking place, composed of agriculturalists, mechanics,and other classes of the cemmunity." Mr. Washington Irving delayed his departure for Spain, in consequence of a special invitation to the queen's ball At Sierra Leone last year, nine European women died out of a total of thirteen then residing in the colony; the colonists nevertheless accounted it a healthy season. A private letter from Munich, of the 11th instant, states, that the utmost exertions were being made at Berlin, Augsburg, and in fact throughout Germany, uj cwirii Bu-jporipuuiia mr me puui-rcrs uy me cue calamitous fire at Hamburgh. It was feared that many of the German iusurance companies would he seriously compromised by that event. It was said that a company at Goths would lose 10,000,000 florins. It is reported that another conspiracy to assassinate Louis Philippe, the King of the French, has been discovered at Paris, owing to the confessions of the mistress of one of the conspirators, who herself has since been murdered. Hie parties arc said to be persons cor lected with the former culprits, Queniseet, Considere, iSrc. On Thursday, there were no less than six vessels lying at Greenock with full complements of passengers for various ports in America. A letter has been reccived^from Algiers, May 1, announcing that General Ch:ingarnier had just made a successful excursion against the Arabs, and captured 6,000 head of cattle. The correspondent at Alexandria of the tVmal>hore de Marseilles states, under date of April 26, that 21,000 stands of arms had been landed there by nil unglifb steamer, and had been immediately torwardcd to Suez for the use of the British troops in India. The British Pnrllnment. The only remarkable feature of the proceeding* of the British parliament is the introduction of a bill by Sir Jatnea CVpharn, to continue the new poor-law tire yean longer, and to abolish the unions constituted under what is commonly called Gilbert's Act, in order that the law may be uniform throughout the country. Sir Kobsrt Peel win still carrying out bis measures with a strong hand, and his " manageable malority" came fully up to the scratch and obeyed his behest* as |fully and fervently as he could desire. There was merely a "how of opposition by the liberal whig*, out of respect to the past administration ; but still coupled with a disposition to give the Premier plenty of rope, and hold him responsible for the use of it. An examination into certain election frauds had disclosed a system of profligacy without a parallel in the history of representation- Mr. Ilocbuck had made himself very conspicuous in ferreting out these frauds. Several members of the Commons had left their seats tind gone home, rather than suffer an investigation as to the means by which ihry got there. Among them were members from Lewes, Harwich and Ptnrya. Met. Majesty's Fancy Dress Bali.-?This brilliant file excited both astonishment and delight; it realised the liveliest creations of the imagination, and presented as it were the description of the ancient chroniclers bodily before ns. The dresses, as might naturally be exacted, were of the most magnificent description, and those which did not dazzle with their magnificence, attracted the eye by their singularity, or iiiiiuscii the fancy by their qiiiiiutiieas. The entire suite of state-rooms were opened, ami nmet brilliantly illuminated with chandaliere, candelabra, and branches. t NE N Map of Hamburgh, with f c% J Jcinhh /nnnrOt, ' ?'? IDP BtnntH Jfa-frn Her Majesty wore a crown of go'.d, studded with jewels of various colors,the ooints of the crown being formed with the vine leaf. From the crown were suspended oreilettes of diamonds. Tier M a.testy wore two rows of large pearls round her neck. The mantle of cloth of gola whs fastened by ;i broad gold band, extending the whole width of the I chest, studded with large tewels of various colors, 1 while a similar band, studded in the same manner, Wiis laid down the whole length of the^chest, the effect of the whole being that of a large jewelled cross ; the miniver with which the surcoat was covered in front forming the background. The effect of this was very beautiful. It would have been impossible, in the whole of that noble and brilliant assembly, to have hesitated a moment in selecting the representative of the chivalric Edward, even if his roval highness had not been distinguished by any of the emblems of sovereignty. The Prince wore a crown similar in design to that of the Queen. His mantle of red velvet, bordered with gold, and edged with ncarls, was fastened across the chest with a broad and jewelled gold band. The tunic, of blue embroidered in gold, was fastened round the neck by a jewelled collar of great brilliancy?the same magnificent mode of termination was adopted at the wrists A beautiful girdle, supporting a diamond-hilted sword, completed the leading features of Prince Albert's costume. 11. it. If. the Duchess of Kent, as well as II. It. i II. the Duchess of Gloucester, and the Duchess of Saxe Weimar, showed excellent taste in sinking their ranks as to costume, on this occasion, and in appearing only as ladies of rank in the fifteenth century. Vain would be the task to point out even half the ladies who drew our gaze last night; but three sisters of a family famed for the loveliness ofiM daughters, attractecf all eyes. We refer to the Countess of Chesterfield, the lion. Mrs. Anson, and Miss Forrester, three sister graces. The Countess represented Donna Florinna, and nothing could exceed the Chute elegance of her costume. Her robe was of white satin, richly embroidered in gold, and profusely ornamented with those splendid diamonds, rare emeralds, and large pearls, which have so often excited the admiration, if not the envy, of her ladyshin's fair and noble contemporaries. Lady Chesterfield betrayed n profound knowledge of the science of the toilette ; and the effect to be produced by such matchless jewels as hers, by selecting a white robe, which set off to equal advantage those lustrous gems and the bright eyes and jetty tresses of the lovelv wearer. The Hon. Mrs. Anson represented La Pnchesse de Launebourg, and wore a tunic of pale bine reps velvet, embroidered in silver, and ornamented with pearls and diamonds, oyer n scarlet velvet /raw*/, and richly trimmed with gold lace. Her eoiffurr was charmingly becoming, nndneverdid a costume accord better with the peculiar character of beauty of this lovely blonde. The Hon. Miss Forrester, n's Blanche de St. Pol, appeared to singular advantage, and her costume, like herself, was universally admired. The Earl of Chesterfield's costume, by its sober grandeur, and the costly diamonds with which it was ornamented, was acknowledged to be matchless ; and Philip the Second himself, so rich in jewels. could not have been more splendidly uttired.? Col. George Anson, in a magnificent dress of the time, was an admirable representative of the house ofMedicis. Lord Maidstone, as the Duke of Launebourg, was splendidly costumed. A costume which attracted much attention was that of her Grace the Duc.hem of Beaufort, who ajv peared as Isabella de Valois, Queen of Spain. Iler robe was composed of drap d'argent, embroidered with bouquets of flowers with gold stems : and the tablier, stomacher, and under sleeves, of crimson ; velvet. Mini-lad with pearls and diamonds. The loose sleeves were formed of the same costly mate- j rials, and ornamented with aiguillettes of silver. j The lending feature of the ball was the assein- . b'ing and the meeting of the two Courts of Anne of Bretagne (the Duchess of Cambridge) and Edward I and Phillips (her Majesty Hnd Prince Albert.) About hall" past ten the heralds marshalled the | procession from the lower suite of rooms, and the | Ditches* ol ( amhndge apjieared in a tnagnifiecnf 1 costume, led by the Huge of Heanfort, tie (emis | XI!., equally magnificent, and followed hv the reel ' of her court. These were divided by heralds and marshals into quadrilles, and marched in the following order i?After the Royal party, consisting of Frince George; the Princess Augusta, A-r., r?me the Highland Quadrille, the Greek Quadrille, the Hungarians, the Knights Templars, and the Saracens. These on reaching the Throne-room passed before the Sovereign, making their obeisances, and then formed themselves for duncing, which immediately commenced. Iler Majesty left the hnll-room about a quarter to three o'clock, but dancing was continued for shout an hour afterwards. Sir Charles Napier appeared at the Hal Masque in the character of Ali racha, and performed the part admirably. Captain Elliot wore a Chinese costume, supposed to have belonged to his friend Commissioner Lin. LhtSTS rc-nov or oxe Firm of thk Citv of Ham- i Rnm nv Finn.?The city of llamhnrgh, the great commercial emporium ml Germany, one of the most iiuuunun* on tne continent ot hurope, is a heap ot ruins. Iler merchants were reioicing at th" proaj**ct held out to tliem by the promised improvements in our commercial tariff; now they are mourning over their richly stored warehouses in ashes, their houses devoured by the flames, and their prospects of increased prosperity scattered to the lour winds of heaven. The fire, which broke out on Wednesday night, the Hth ins-t., and which, there is every reason to believe, was the work of an incendiary, extended to fifty two Mrctls, most of which were reduced to I Uticn. I >n i rougli < ilnilaiinn, th?* lose of property was from three to four millions sterling, but it i* holieved that the total low will bo double that amount. No person can tell how many lives were lost, but a cn-at number of persons must have perished. The canals through the city were dry, so that no water euitld he found. The fire raged from \V< dnr d iy night till Saturday morning. On the lutter diy, at nine o'clock, the Dani-li. Hanoverian, and Pni?m ?n troop" entered the town, nnd, being well su|i(?lied with gunpowder, commenced blowing up the houses to arrest the progress of W YO EW YORK. .SATURDAY ] the part of the City Destroy Iff gH the flames. This was complete ly effected by Sundtiy in >rntng. The Senate ordered everv person to leave town and nothing could exceed the heartrending spectacle of thousands of poor people frantic with their leases, an 1 without the means of procuring food or shelter. The destruction of Hamburgh is one of those calamities which will he felt in "very part of t.i commercial world. Great as may he the credit of the Son ate and people 01 lt.nnburgii wun t>reign siai.1?, a century willelapse before the city ran be replacd in all the prosperity destroyed by this conflagration In the'inidst of the confusion a.i incident occurred characteristic of the government and the people,? A public notice was every where put up, stating th it the vault under the hank, containing the gold and silver bars, were fireproof, and that the bank books were ull removed in p -rfcet safety. The Ilumhurgh Noue Zeitung of the 10th in t thus sums up the results of the catastrophe : ? " ?">ixty streets, containing from 1500 to vKM) houses, lie smouldering on the ground, and form a (' .irful but picturesque ruin. Two sn'endid churches, with steeples exceeding-100 feet in height, another i church with its tower, the Kath Mans, where tin- ; Senate hold their settings, the <>M Kreh-.c -< , the repository of archives, the building of the Patriotic I Society, arc nil destroyed. Iteieh- post Auit, nearly > all the great booksellers, the ofi'ie s of two new - j papers, (the llorsenballe, and the Correiiwindent,) nearly all the great hotels and inns, (the Old London, the Belvidere, Hotel dc Ruisse, St Petersburgh, Street's Hotel, the Crown l'rince, the \V ill Man, the llrainer Anthaus, the Black Llephant,) the <>rincipal niagazins des modes and repositories of fashion, and nearly all the chief upotliecuries, are destroyed. The following are safe:?The cellar where the bullion indeposited at the hank, the Cutharincii-strace der Wandralunc, du Ileichen-strase, See." The Fire In Hnstibrtrgh. IIamsuroii, the 12th Mav, lsii. Sib :? It w an my intention, agreeably with my usual practice, to have waited upon yon to-day with my monthly cireu mr ; ijiii it* ^i-iu-rai nus ueeu cuuipu.-ciy [ui ui^ ed during the last week, owing to the dreadful culami'y that has hefallen Hamburg, it is rendered superfluous. l,i lieu of it, however, I take the liberty of handing you n brief account of the conflagration, and to make my remark* more intelligible, add it plan of the town, exhibiting clearly the dreadful destruction that has taken place. The information thtl* conveyed will, I presume, be welcome and acceptable, Rnd your sympathy for the sufferers bu commensurate with the desolation and distress into which they have been so suddenly and awlully plunged. The lire commenced at midnight, on Wednesday, the 4th instant, in the Roding's market, and having shortly afterwards communicated to a warehouse containing spirits and other highly inflammable urtielos, spread wilh such frightful rapidity, that by day-break on the 8th, 07 houses and warehouses were in flames. The most strenuous exertions of the firemen to arrest its progress, proved unavailing, and towards the afternoon thechurch of Ht. Nicholas caught, an I by the fall ol its steeple spread the fire in every direction, By noon on the fiili, the old Exchange. Senate House, and neighborhood, were consumed, and shortly afterwards the newer wall, part of the Grossen Ulicken, and the oi l Jungfernsticg, (the la'iur incumbered with masses of furniture brought thither from other quarter* for safety) were in flames. The ntmo t consternation prevailed at this juncture, as it was feared the whole northern and western part of the town would be sacrificed, but by the judicious isolation of the fire, by | the blowing up of several houses at the end of the .lung- , fernstieg towards the Gansn market, and n providential change of wind, it was effectually checked in this qusr ] ter. The destructive element then raged with increased j fury, in the direction of the old tow n, and when on tinmorning of the 7th the cnthedral of Ht. Peters was observed 1 to be on fire, apprehension and anxiety hail reached their | ' j climax, a* in the then position of the wind, which was I hourly increasing in violence, it was evident that the fate , ol the old town, ami of all the principal warehouses, nad | j .if th- Immmc. llkm 11...... I,,,?,r u tlir..-l.l that might break from one instant to another. The general eon'ternation u nt also augmented lijr report*, destitute it appears of foundation, that attempts bn I been mails during the night to set Are to the town in various otherdirectiona, the consequence* of which, had they proved successful. must Inve entailed its entire destruction. This dreadful state of things lasted the whole day, and in every quarter, evpn Iti those remotest from the i then' re of the disaster, people might he seon leaving their i dwellings with such or their valuables anil furniture as they had the means of saving, and hastening from a town | which appeared devoted aril condemned- Towards evening, however, the wind, which had increased to a perfect hurricane, veered round to the south ward and eastward, 1 and this providential change, by driving the flames hack on themselves, prevented further mischief. They reach- 1 ed the llolydamm on the Alitor at stunt 7 P.M.. affording 1 from the new Jungfcrneticg, on the opposite side of the i wnlrr, the most aw fully grand spectacle that could possi- | hlv bo witnessed ; but wore hailed with the utmost tlinnV- I i fulre .s hi that direction as the harbingers of safety, anil n? i the last efforts of the conflagration. A few hours' sufficed to show that too sanguine hones bad not been entertained, I and by the morning of Sunday the nth, nothing further ! remained to be done than to w utch the rititis, nod c.vtin- ' guiih the fire smouldering under them. The fire has laid | . waste siat.v streets, containing about aooe houses and * arehouses and seven churches. The value, of thu bouses slono was M to 00 millions of marks hanro, or about t to 4} millions sterling, and the total loss, public and private, ( i* estimated at fully IA0 millions, equal to about 11 million* , sterling. The los* of life has also been deplorable?100 bodies having already been dug out of the ruins. Among tlis goods destroyed, \Vo?t India and American tobacco, ' a spirits, cotton. Silesian linens, and manufactured goods, < 9ccnpy mc mo?i piominmi piacci. Ill* gratifying to be able to state, notwithstanding the i Confusion and distraction occasioned by this catastrophe, 1 t most laudable disposition is manifested to fullit all pern- | niary engagements and that the payments at the hank have not been suspended for a single moment. The utmost liberality is observed in discounting and nil parties , appear desirous of doing whatever they can tow ards lightening the position of their unfortunate neighbors and prerenting thoae consequences, which, under such circumstances, a ten judicious policy might easily eutsil upon the community. A temporary Exchange lias been made use of since the 9tb) but to-morrow the new Exchange, which, although surrounded by fire from the night of the flth, and (jiven up as lost, has not been injured, will again receive it* members, and by its rommodionsuess will greaiiy larilUH'.r ill" inwawwin "i S"UCH<I mipiii:*fl, which w ill doubtless bo resumed noxt week. The alacrity ' with w liich the inhabitants of the neighboring town* li ?- 3 tcned to render asaistsnce, is truly commendable, nor ia the ( humanity leu praiseworthy wh eh hns promised so many 1 both high and low, and from far and near, to tend money, | clothing, and quantities oi the necessaries of life, to the I , eommit'o-s for protecting from further misery and want, I those who have lost their all try the calamity, and are | without the mean* of providing them<e|vea with either i ' uatenmce or shelter. I subjoin a list of the principal ' hipping arrived since the Ith, which may be interrstin? I < to those eonrerned In the cargoes, and beg to conclude i with a remark that Altona ha* notanlTered in any way, 1 L l-l-l? 1 I I RR E MORNING, JUNE 4, 184! fed by the Conflagration. VFV A/fTJF/f J j mm.J |M[ graSSgiS ) / and that every thing as regards import and export business can be carried 011 here as usual. Ceiar .V. Helene, Dant/ic ; Don Quixotic, John Hale, roquet du Vera Cruz, ltiga, Bremen, Anna, Nedaros, Osprai, N. S. de Bigonna, Junius from Havana; CaltU-r, F.cho, Merchant, from Mutan/.as ; Hover, Condor, Fatdrones Mlnde from St. Thomas; Patmoj, Maria. Hector, Vigilant, Carmin 1'acket, Columbus, from I'ort au Prince ; Sophia irom (Jonaives ; Trosamiffos from Trinidad do Cuba ; Appenra le Packet from Porto Hico ; Wllhelmina, John & Helene, from .Majague/. ; Hermann, Stopbtmi, Washington from New York , Honricttc from Boston ; GodeflVov, Prinvi-sjin Louise from New Orleans; F.xpenmentfroio Philadelphia ; Ida and Emma from Ango-tura; (feorgr, Dinmont, Victoria fiom La Guoyra; Bremen from Tobasco; Ida. Fortann, Pcnningham, from Pernambuco ; liummonin, (limber, Edward fiom llio ; Diana, Anna Louise, Hamburg, Westmoreland, from Babia ; Pegasus, from Para; Bon Peru from Maroim ; Tiiton from Marunliain ; Olga, Herald from Batavia; Flora from Manilla. Uurrisit and Fokkkjn Societv k<iu the Supprissi<i\ of Jn i'K.mpeham'K.?Yesterday the above society lie-Id tle-ir unnml meeting in the great room, Exeter llall. Earl Stanhope, the president of tiltsociety, in the chair. The room wasnotwell filled, upon which fact the chairman commented in hi* opening s;a-e(.-h, and counselled nil true friends of trmr<er*iice, whether of the long or the : hort pledge, to become united, in order that the cause they .,li had at heart should prosper. A yery long report was read, from which it appeared that the hinds of the society were not in a flourishing condition, and the committee strongly recommended that every means should be tried in or i -r to effect an union with the New British and Foreign Tenqiertinee So ciety. J he meeting was addressed by Mr. > tsurkingham, tlx- Itev. C. fc'tovell, Mr. Meredith, Mr. Kenwick, Mr. R. Allen, Mr. W.dkden, the Bishop of Norwich, Mr. < irosjean, Mr. Gregg, Mr. M'hit taker, Mr. Carrie. The whole burden of the speeches was tlie necessity for a complete union amongst all the friends of the cause of temperance. Few facts were stated, bat Mr. Aljen said, that temperance had hud the effect of rendering the office ot jailer nearly a sinecure in Dublin, while in three years it had added nearly one hull to the number of depositors in the savings bunk of that city. The Bishop of Norwich, in iiis speech, declared himself no teetotaller, although a warm friend to the cause of temperance He said he had heard it soiJ that the teetollers hud a secret object in view, which was no less than an ardent desire to put down the church of LngUnd, and introduce the I'ope. (Laughter.) He did not say he believed if, but it was said by many. Had he thought there had been the slightest truth in the report, he would have opposed them by every means in his power ; hut he did not; lie gave them credit for supporting the cause of teinperanceon the same ground he did himself, and that was a firm belief that tlie spread of the temperance principle must lead to the spread of Christianity, and therefore to the strengthening of the church of fcngland. Thanks having been voted to the noble chairman, the meeting separated. Mr. Joseph Slurge has written to his friends at Nottingham, who wish him to he put in nomination nt the next election, to say, that he will accept of the honor, on the condition that no money beseem, or any improper influence exercised to hi ts a single vote in his favor." New Roman ( atiioi.k Cathedral.?Nearly ?5fl,300 has been subscribed for the purpose of erecting a new Roman Catholic Cathedral, on a most magnificent scale, in York. The ground and buildings have already been purchased, and some of the latter have been polled down. Coon the site chosen a monastery formerly stood. The ground, which extends from the Holy Trinity Church to the Bar, is to he laid out as a crescent, in the centre of which the cathedral is to he erected. Mr. l'ugh has been selected as the architect, and the works arc to be commenced immediately. Thcntrlrnls. Dr.t Rv Lani: Theatre?The play of the Stranger was performed on the 17th lorthe benefit of Miss If. Fuucit. The ("crformances of Mr. Macrcady as tho Si ranger and aI'iss II. Faiicit as Mrs. Ilaller, are sufficiently well known to need no further notice on this occasion. Mr Keelcy infused into the character of Peter hiHgemnne humor, and Mrs. Keelcy, as Charlotte, inns the I t'tu viral of an insolent waiting maid. At the conclus'oo of the play Miss II. Faucit, led ;>n by Mr. Macrcady, received the most enthusiastic anplanse from the audience, and a shower of bott Tl... ? ?f T .. i.. .............u.i ... 'he piny, in which Mini" Homer sustained the character of Amina, and Mr. \llen, that of Elvino. The louse wai tolerably well filled, hut we had hoped Its merits of Miss II. Fancif would have insured icr a hamper. Mr. Willoughby Weiss appeared on Friday at Miss Ke ruble's mathueniu-ti ale in Dublin. The amount of judgments obtained against Charles I \T-rthews, and from which he seeks to be relieved ty the Insolvent Court, is ?9,123. Thalberg has re-appeared in London, lie gave n oneert on Friday to a numerous nudience at Wilis's Rooms. Fly a letter from St. retrrsburgh we have heard a tery gratifying account of Taghoni's career in that :ity. The presents which this distinguished dnntcut? received? the applause with which she was wellonted?the royal personages who strove to d? her lonor?and more than all, the wann expressions of tindness anil personal respect she elicited Ironi the mtion which she delighted, make a very glittering mrado in this chapter of Iter life. Heaupre, the celebrated mimr, whose fantastic lances and graceful pantomime long formed the deight of th? hnbitu?*u( the Academic Royal ',at Pais, and whose creation of the part o( PoirktneUf, hi lie popular ballet of the " Carnival (if \ cniae, Irewdown xliouta ?f admiration and laughter at hi* ictoniehing imitation of hi* pasteboard prototv|?e, in i manner no mortal bmb.i could be auppoeed to be liatortcd?m now no more, lie died^ in hi* H|th fear, a [icrisioner of the Oj?errt House. Th" tal -nt* >f Heaii|ire were not confined to the ludicrous. If i* [veil known that Napoleon received liwirution* Torn him in representation, and that Talma studied tt.'iiuilex under his direction*. Mad'lle Nathalie Fit^jatncs has jtM produced considerable effect Ht Versailles. She aung two acta jfthc ' Lucia di Lnrnmermoor," with remarkable 'Ti>re'eion ; she played the pmtomimic part of Feted* in the M Muette tie Portici," and danced with f'etipa the opening *eu? <d the " (.in-wlle," These [ERA 2. rare proof* of three-fold talent delighted and surprised the audience. Curlotta < irisi has arrived at Paris, and made her rcttlreeal tne Academic ltoyale inner uest part, one of her own creation, the (liaelle. At the desire of the King of Prussia, Meyerbeer is at Berlin. superintending the rehearsal of his own opera, the "Huguenots." Jle hus been receiye(j with flatteringdistinctions. At no period was the musical art more highly cultivated, nor its professors more honored and rewarded. The management o! the Italian Opera at Paris has been this season unsuccessful in all its speculations ; empty benches, small receipts, fiouro for th-ir new opera, and now to crown all, M. Dormoy, the lirector, baffled and defeated by Honzi, the sing.-r, whoin he had cited before the tribunals, on account of an alleged simulated illness?Vhomme ile pailh ? the phantom-director was condemned to pay the e.xitenses of the law suit. Sheridan Knowles' new play at the Ilaynmrkct is to he entitled "The Hose of Arragon." Phelj* is engaged to support u principal character. Charles Kenn's benefit is to take place at the I laymarket Theatre on Monday, the 23d instant, on which occasion a Shakrperian revival is prom bed. At Drury-lane the benefits furni-h the only variety; "Marino Faliero" is announced, una a new farce; but r.o novelties of mark. During the five nights Mr. Vandenhofl" and his daughter played at Cheltenham, the receipts! did not average ?3. The^ llaymarket is enriched by Mrs. Nisbctt's charming and impulsive gaiety : she has been playing ilit* Widow Cheerly, and redeeming Cherry's parlor pathos from sickliness in "The Soldier's Lhiughtcr." and Constance in " The Love Chase " Farren and Mrs. < Mover nre also promised to alternate with Mr. and Mrs. C. Kean. Cerito made her first appearance this season at her Majesty's Theatre on Saturday night in the ballet "L'Klcve d'Amour," and was received with the greatest enthusiasm by the audience. Her dancing frnirw?rl triitpfi imirit nf wliiLt it has lost nothing of that ease and grace whichchu racterised her former performances. Privnce. A deplorable catastrophe took place on Sunday evening week, on the Versailles and Moudon l{nif\vay, by which one hundred and twenty persona were killed, or have since died of their wounds, and many maimed and weunded. In honor of the King's fete, the water works in the gardens of Versailles were playing on Sunday, which attracted immense crowds from Paris. The train to which the dreadful uccident occurred, left Versailles for Paris at half past live o'clock in ilia afternoon, and was crowded with passengers " There were," says one account, " seventeen or eighteen wagons, with two engines before and one behind." The velocity was excessive. When between Bellevuc and .Mendon, the axletree of the first machine broke, and, stopping, the second ian over h, killing the stoker, and breaking the first machine in pieces,spilt its fire on the ground. Instantly six or seven wagons were broken in pieces, and the rest, running over the live fire of the broken engines, burst into flames. It is the custom on the Left Itnnk It nil Road for the doors of the wagons to he closed, without any possibility ot opening them except by keys in the hands of the conductors. No conducttors were forthcoming, and thus the inmates of three wagons were burned." From this account it is clear, that but for the custom of locking the passengers in the carriages, so awful a loss would not have taken place. The Paris journals, without exception, anticipate war between England and America, unless that one or the other gives way, and eur private letters mention (nets winch would appear confirmatory of that iiitiei|wtion. These facts are the definitive resolve of the b'reueh Government not to ratify the treaty of the 20th of December, 1842, for the suppression of the slave trade, nnd President Tyler's approbation of all that the American Minister in Parts (< Cass) has written on the subject. Our correstmndent, nevertheless, writes under a belief that no clanger of war between lite two countries exists. anJ :;i the [tostcript of (lis letter assures that the despatches of the French Minister at Washington (M. I'acourt.) received by the (treat Western, expressed an expectation that the question would be amicably arranged before the month of July next. "80confident is M. Baconrt of that result," says our correspondent, "th it he has applied to his Court for leave of absence." The Count de Das Cases, who UQMBapaniod Napoleon to St. Helena, died lit Pussy doMonday last. Spain. Letters from Barcelona of the it h state that great apprehensions were entertained that disturbances would break out on the following day. The .Spanish journals of the 2d appear with n black border, that day being the anniversary of the insurrection of Madrid against the French, in 1808, when a great number of inhabitants, bended by Valcrde and Daviz, fell in the cause of their country. Letters irom Barcelona of the ]<>th state that the authorities had been extremely active in their endeavors to extirpate the Cnrli.'t guerillas. Greece. Eakthot'akb in Greece.?Letters front Athens nf it... Mil. ..Il 0...ln v' wlt.wLui.1* an earthquake were felt in various parts of the Peloj>onesus; on the IHth, at Sparta, the shocks lasted from 25 to 30 seconds each. The inhabitants run terrified out of their houses. On the same day, and in the course of the night, four or five other slighter shocks were experienced. Ik-yond the Eurotas an immense rook fell from Mount Menelos, near the village of Drouchas. An old lower, situate in the town of Magoules was thrown to the ground. At Mistra the soil trembled with more violence than at Sparta, and a portion of the Iiellenlo College and several houses were destroyed. The water of the springs and wells became turbid, and an enormous rock, h iving detached itself from the summit of old Mount Nistru rolled with terrific noi?c into the town. At Calames the first shock, felt at half past nine o'clock, lasted between 40and 50 seconds, and there were ten others, from that hour until midnight, at intervals of three quarters of an hour. Most of the houses were damaged, and several in the neighbor hood actually gave way. Upwards of 50 dwellings were thrown down at Areopolis, and 15 towers crumbled at CEtylus. Many jiersons were buried UlUirr lilt: imiii* ui iucii iiuuacn 111 hic iMuvuiur ui Mtiinii. At Atidruusn several churches Fell in. On the 25th nit., at about four o'clock A. M., another shock was fell at I'atni", which lasted a minute and a half. The Courier Orec announce? that a red manna had fallen nt Trioolil/. i and elsewhere, and that the Minister of the interior had collected information respecting that phenomenon, which would he subniifted to the examination of the medijnl board. Ilaiila. The ukase of the Emperor of Russia, which ?ni promulgated on the '2d of April, has caused a decree of fermentation in that empire, which it may not he easy to nllay : for under the system of absolute rovcrnmcnt, which hinds the various classes of that huge country within its iron circle, conspiracies and violence are the onlv possible expressions ol di taflec. lion among the nobles or discontent among the people. In itself this ukase does not ajijiear to injjrnft any very important changes upon tne existing lay o( enfranchisement in Russia, for it was already in the power of any noble to emancipate his serf.' by a species of contract, subject to the approval of the Marsha) of the province, and of the crown. Hi? new ordinance noes not enjoin this enfranchisement of serfs?it leaves it optional as it was before ; but it defines the term-of the contract, and creates a species of rrtnyhold tenure in favor of the peasant, who receivs his freedom on there conditions from hi* |nrd. The interference of the crown bftwren the lord in I the r. -rf is, however, resented with intense animosity by an aristocracy which stands itsef( in n servile relation to the crown ; and all the rxceiec? of arbitrary power will be more easily forgiven to an Emperor of Russia than the employment of 1.a? iwiuttfr fur t!i/? rrlu-f n( f't i r? litU-fnt nl.tuu nf Itiu subjects. Hy thi.4 nkasr the cove rn men t assume* a more dir*ei inrtnetice over, and imprest in, the gradual emancipation of the serf-|?opnlation ; and it will of course b in the nowi-r if the state to disseminate among th it populilian ill" ?pirit which will lead to tlv completion of it* own designs. The contractu for the emancipation of serfa nrc to he made subsidiary to the pursues of th line, hy being passed on stumped p ljvr of i particular class ; they arc to he suh.eclcd to the direct approval of the Inijierial administration ; and, lastly.?h~v will transfer that ini|H>rtant part of 11 iwsinri discipline, the recruiting system, from the eigiiorial jimadiction to the router established hy law. Tin* measure wan instantly followed by nn official declaration, that it was not to be regarded as a # !? l O [TO 111 tl><> ... ? - ..?il t 1 1 J f f lj . ? I ll< f stringent precaution* sfintdd be taken l>v thr|K>lirc to prevent till interpretation* of the ordin <neefrom g ttinf abroad. But this <IocUr.itioa and th . precaution* mfficifntly indicate tlx* resentment it enieulated to orr*?ion among the noble*, and th- j hopes it might awaken among the peasant- ; and our private account* from Ifm-i a i ontinne to a--aire | "a that the apprehension* whirhi*rrm to have seized ? ^ LI) Piice Two Cent*. )i[>on the government uiter the publication of 'he ukase have not been dispelled by the pre-, i,t aspect of affairs.? Timet. India* There r.r<- no later dates from Indi? t!i??n were brought by the last pre'.ioua artiv^!; L"t the l.uuln-h pa|ar? a mm*- of aelection* from Calcutta journals which are highly inure, ting. The financial condition of 'ndiu ai>pcnrp to be dis| aptrous in the extreme. This pet ins to be owing to [ two prominent caupes. Jn the first place the rash attempt to occupy Aflg/.anL-t.'n h~s rest the government already ni uily XSO.WKl.OOO- a great share ot which enormous sunt hua been drawn from the legitimate channels of trade. In the next place there in now no absolute money power like the old Company monopoly, capable, from its ready means and unbounded credit, of controlling half the finances of the world. Mnrli eta. Los dos Momv Market, May 17.?The English Fundi have fluctuated about one (punter per rent, the consequence of a sudden and increased demand lor cash, u hich in several instances brought hir u few dors' accommodation as high a rate as 10 ner cent. Before, however, the day's business was over, there ? as less cull lor it,and prices were therefore mush firmer. No other menu tluui an attempt to favor speoblation can he assigned for this apparent sudden scarcity for money, which i, generally 1 e lu'veil to lie the prelude to fsonw otheropi inm... 1,1 i . , with the settlement of the Coniol ueconnt, fixed lor Thursday w eek. ComoU for money wore lust ijuoted 92J to I; ditto account,to 1 ; Bark Stock, 16? to ICd ; in diun Stock, S49 to '403 ; and Exchequer Bills, 38e. to 10* premium. The half monthly account in the Foreign Stork Market was not of moment en 1 the tole h at lire w as the inci' used value of money, c. id t ! e ?' '< of affairs in the lit me Stock Market. ! rici - a teio -i j dn> :,v nidi, and clorcd flatly. Spun *ii A' tit s i " ' : e. "ew,23 to |j Columbine, 1 to V,; ! i t i . tie- Kit e ; rr t n :i7> to j; Bra/llwn 0? to 6'-; better. |i I 'j MttlJ; ,v ' j 37 J to |j; Dutch 'J'wo-atii-i.-lia.: jii Cent*, j m , i.<! Danish to ; 1]. A dri llne in the rates of hii's ncjicrin r: i n 1 tihurff and Holland took |> are to- 'i v, not 1'I. ' ti l urli liberal u oiiipt* I ii l ei n riiuilo 01 m| j'Ort tin r < r i: of the foimenity inci 'he ian-ci nd-giid'n . '? In- ! < ieg tale lor II mil ttig 13.111, atii fi r Hoik 11 E'.tl'ii I ill* ot three uioiiil.? 1 n i-, 1.11 n 1 er rii'i; i 1 ii'u! ; 1 i'i. 1 :1 1 ti 1 in was gri't rally th'--unte: Ijm : ..-0 10 V. 1 v< s-yt to AS, Vienna ! 1 to .'.M, '1 ;'ii.l rid io , 1 in! I 1 Ion u] to 'l tie furls BauiT on Yoin. y win; v i l.ou4 r.1 cli animation, and wo have to oiioo hut a v r> ll,.l.' i nrie'.on in price*. Three port i.-til , "" t nt If 11! Fat closed at slfOOc, dcmainleil. Five per Cents opened ; t I .OfKOc. and closed lit U9f 90c. The market closed a* follows : Fivo per cent*, for cash, 119f90c; lor account, 1191 90c. 'I hree per Cents, for cash, SlIHOc; for account. Hit 90c. Bank of France Shares, 33101. Neapolitan, 1U7T76C. Spanish 24J. At the Madrid Bourn1, on the 9th, Hve per Cents wcro done at 97} for cash. [From the Circular of Baring, Brother* & Co.J Loxuox. May 19.?Money in a little less abundant.? Buyer* And no inducement to come forward until the Taritl, which is still under discussion in the House of Commons is settled. The rales of Cochineal consist of about 160 bogs Honduras silver, from 3s td to 4s 7d, being in advance of nearly 9d per lb. In Colfce for home use there i* nothing doing, while foreign is uguiu loner. 1500 bags St. Domingo, imported by way of the Cape, have been forced off at 33s for export, and there ure further sellers at that price. In the continental market the same dullness prevails, and even at present moderate prices there is a total absence of speculative inquiry. The imports to tho end of April, aud lat May, were ns follow s : Imports. Stock*. Kill. ICI2. 1811. 1312. (Ir-at Britain. 17,?'...otlO 5,400,000 30.100,900 43,200,000 Other ports, 106,100,1(00 101,000,010 03,000,ISrO 70,300,000 Tots), lbs. 121,000.000 107.00O.OV0 131,000,000 113,500,000 Sheathing copper has declined per lb ; the present price is lid. 1 he extensive arrivals being anticipated, nave not materially affected the market, though ordinary qualities of American, being more freely offered, must l*i quoted rather lower. Holders generally seem di?)>oscd to meet the market, and this, coupled with the continued flatness iit Manchester, does not tend to induce spinners to extend their pure hare*. The imports to 30th April, and stocks 1st inst, were as follows : Import*. Stork*. 1311. 1342. 1811. IUI2. Ori s! Britain, 439,357 510,(MSI 518,670 (710,000 bales. Other ports, 186,923 218,711 201,021 229,721 " Tot ill, 026.482 758,711 719,091 869,721 Dr> ns.?Opium "s to 7? tel. Camphor nominal ; 600 cases have arrived, w hich w ill be offered for sale in n fi'W ds> s, when prices will be cst.iblif hed. Flour anil Wheat ?American Flour i< held at 28s per barrel in ! ?((, while Canada free sells from 3-;? to 32s. We have had more inquiry for foreign \? to 3 , e; ' reveral cargoes roft Toliih Odessa hate been sold to trrivc ut 6 - < < : or two front Dan/ig from 56* to 68* per enartcr, me c- ..? including freight ami inxursnce. Americrn tailed Hide* would 'ring it; to 3d per lb, i,.id. it?? , drill; ?t. Petcrsbu r n i x 10s, and Manilla l eut >.'21 per tun. The Indigo market has bun lirmei i tho re'.e. and a; on', MO chests have changed baa Is nt ??;?e? ,'rom i ar O 3 I pe: ll. ile.n ir limn thO'e then obt i.o . I ' o.. utile . *H 1 . r n:irl i". in V. ill., 1,1,1 1. . . ,.,,..1 >'ny lor a quantity. Th" Ian! pin . at C ' rVjrg ? frn lion wr ?11. In Amtrii an Laid i.utbirg doing, buy?* pr?Tt r: lug to a /, pit the rednrtioiii in uu.ji wo quote it 32s to .1 , bat nominal. Load?We hove seen samplc.*u?ihe Missouri Load recently nriivod at Livcr|iool; tho pigs aro not sightly, but the quality is good soft."? A contract for the Ha*t India Company of 900 ions F.riglish, Inn Pi-en taken at the low price of A.'17 lis, and an the market i? now flat, we fhould not think it would bring over A'17 per ton.' Linseed oil 31*61. Sjierm declining; they quote British 761 to 797, but it could be had under that. Bengal Rice 7s 6d to I If. Saltpetre has declined 6d to U per ew t: we quote Bengal 25* Cd to 23s, and Madras 24a to 26s. Seeds?The sowing season being over, red clover it did)cult ol sale at 40s to 42* per cwt, in bond. Odessa Linseed 60* to 61s, and Morshansk 49s per qr. Linsi-ed cake 61 to 71 10s per ton. Not much doing in Raw Silk: we quote China Tiatlee 19s 6d to 21s 6d. Spelter dull at about 351. Spices?Aliotit 6000 cases Cassia Lignca liavo arrived, which w ill be brought to auctiou in a few days, when prices must decline. Popper quiet at our last quotations; Pimento )d low er; sales have been made from 2J<1 to 3)d, of recent arrivals. Other articles dull.. St inn.? With the change of wind, we have had nu merous arrivals from the K:i*t and West Indhs and Matt ritius, and prices of alt kinds for home use have delined a'-out 4s per cw t. The sales of foreign are routined to 6oOI>o\is inferior white Havana at 2Is., 600 boxes good yellow at 20*6:1, an I acargo of l.iOO boxes yellow Havana, deliverable at Trieste, at20* !)d per est. There is lit tie doing in any of the near ports of the Continent. At St. Petersburg, 6T0 l oses old Sugars (1939) have been sold at Ro. 25), and holder were demanding Ilo. "fil to 17 for thebest. Tho tollo" tog v.tre the iu,to lie end of April, and stocks on 1st intl.-n', i:\il.t- >.? o? f.'. Petersburg, vi*. Importt. y o /. ?. 1311. 13 ?. IV. nil. Crest Brit-tin, I7",'r fi n P'5,**i,'0(> IVt.-m <-0 7?, ai.iSM Other jKir'.i, 1.Vt,WU,<?0N !>;,i*lr,l*i0 10'* .iSW d iion Total, lb*. 321,10:1,409 2 iS.'JMU (Ml 2iJ,Jiiftl0tt Itlvam.OOO Cine tftllnu- -naet. l l,n< I. dri.n.,- -till Si I', en. burif, V C t? now \, ortli 47? (J I f??-r r '. Stock, n,HOS cank<, nifnin ? I ; /V17 l i't j iir, on-1 If.*53 in I I*. Yea? At lh? recent publii ?!?? ; , I 400 jn k: rr" wire ollirred, of which gtioti1 I'l.iCJP *nl I; In*v vent o . Ht*; I mipou at a decline ot I i per II' 't wn k*iy j !, uinl 11v on. V Hymn., n nl Otil.powdee, 1.1 to-M lower. We quote ( o*'i?oii l? Si t" 1? 1C*i u* 1 wnnkiy |? 7 I to ll 8}d tier Hi. Banea r'n it'- l?? I? S'rai* 'li.aD? . In Tobacco we have no chutncc ' > no-be, liaring >.r arrely a traduction whereon to luttnd quotation*; ?* ? ill hope, however, a domnml will arise ere lonjr. imperially m th?. quality ol'the new crop m sai l to bo inferior. The sale* of Turpentine ai ace our i??t are uhout barrel* Wilmington. ju?t arrived, at 13* ft I per cwt front the n ami; the dealers are now prettv full of atoek. Hpirita are dull, but a lair demand prevail* for fto*in. The transaetiuna in American Stock* continue very insignificant, and we perceive put little pnoffroaa in the return of confidence. Tho quo: .lion* we rive are but for mere trillea. O/ftrr'd. N?w Vnrk Bote i per cent 71 |.?r reuf. 75 iirr rent. Mi--vhunti* J (de'lrrrl 75 " _ " Ohio, ? " 'iti " 7U " P. ntnylvanU. ? " ti " 50 Ki nt'likv and Trrrr*?'? r, prr rent. ? " 75 Mtrvland Sterling 5 ? " VI " l.oimiana 5 " (IS " 85 ' Indiana, J " at " i-, " Minim 0 *' :*0 " ?l " United Slates'Bank aharcj 15a. per ah, in*, pe t *h. I.o-mow Uo** F-ictianor.. Mat 14?Wo continue week hy week to be well aupplied with every d.acription of Ornin, both from our own and foreign port*. Our arrival* l.-iat week of Wheat amounted to A1S7 quarter* el Kngli?h, and upward* of STOOD of foreign. The supplies ol Barley weie but moderate, but of Oat* thev amount altoirether to 'dfl,r?51 quarter*. Wr had a fnir Bi ersge deman I throughout the week, but in the abwnrn of 'peculation our trwle i* nothing; more than mail at thl(? -i<nn of the\rnr. To thu morning'* market the tupplli . are tolerably good of Wheat anil Barley from the home cmntien, hut snort of Itcan* and IVa*. Superfine dry (ample* of Wheat re?ll*n I* above la*t Monday'* eurreney, lot other dccription* aro without any improvement. Barley i? in moderate demand, at lint weca'* price*. Oi'i are llrm for good qualities, but ?econ larv ?ot* meet a very ?lo\v sale, and arc the turn cheaper. Beau*, ui'h white and gray Pea* arc unaltered. Flour and Seel* continue nominally at the price* quoted. L'>!*!>?* Th*nt ftrroBT, Mar K -There ha?heen little huaine** tran*arted in the market since thi* day week ; hippor* a* well a* the home tra le, line,, ope ntcd wltb much rantion, but holder'of good* are firm, but in price* litt le variation ha* taken pi ire. Tea?To-day (he operation* In Fr o Tra !? Tea were trivial and prices sr. ..?).! nt .ti- tv, I* 7(4 t > I* S| ia the value of common Congou, cnh. '" ?? >'"? that have arrived of la'e have brought a large qnanuiy ?' rommcn Idark an I green Tea. ( offee?1700 bag*of F.a?t India nratlj all *e"-? *'>oo? prrriout 1> U in in iim-r* rmS'" i ll ?p?w ' *nl Batavinn kind 47* fo "i0-; or'. II*; gr " I ' - ignporr Jul a '0* li I t > tS4 (I I ; Prvl'i-i ' 3?* flit ?> 3.'* r. Rrnndy hna heentaiken mure f-trlv n , i i(, .ii ,n r.itca. I.i "o?Tn" ?' \?i Inl'hisl: the WJ'li ig nn*e twm in'mi el, ? ! ii JA 'II'IipIo.' ;; n ? brim ?jM nt -om 1 >-t ?*ln? ! * , .'O fl I ' in r fur *'1 ' hiji'" " * >-!?. Ripe J ? In tot ' "i ei?e?1 n i l pri * ar ,irn . mi,idling to font Bong-i 9; 01 'o II | rt?'. Rum h"* been ;n 1 m I , " nnjrl"! <m*ll, Mid iricca lirm ; proof i.ew ml '! ') I to - " > [> ' gall. Sugar?Th" only p.iMio. til ' to-day confuted of 2400

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