Newspaper of The New York Herald, July 6, 1844, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated July 6, 1844 Page 2
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mi dim mm. K?w York, latanUy, Jmljr 6, 1844* The BnfUdi Maw*. We issued the news brought by the "Britannia" en Thnraday, in anticipation of all the other paper*. We continue our extract* in this day'* paper, sup plying our readers with all the fullest details of all the interesting inte'ligence. The imprisonment of O'Connell has had the ef fect only of swelling the cotter* of the repeal fund, and patting more thousand* in his pockets. Ire land i* in unbroken tranquility?perfectly passive in the chain*. The prospect* of the cotton market are bright ening. The British people appear to be very much amused by the visits of several royal personage*. ' Sir Robert Peel carries all before him?he was de feated in the Sugar Bill, but that did not *<*eni to annoy him. Every thing appear* to move on quiet ly on the other side of the water. Stkamshif Great Wester*. ? We expect thi# favorite steamship to arrive either to-day or to morrow She will bring three day* later new*, all of which will be given in an Extra Herald immediately after her arrival. It appears mat Captain Hoskens, who formerly so ably commanded this ship, comes out in her on thi* trip as a passenger?the steamer being under the command of Captain Matthews, whom every one knows to be a most gentlemanly and experi enced officer. It is said lust Captain Hoskens visits this country on business connected with his com pany,which is to ascertain if an American and Brit, tsh steamship company cannot be organized. We should think that such an organization might easily be eflfeuteri, and a line ot steamships established that would far eclipse every thing ol the kind now afloat. We want a regular and well organized line of sleainpackets, and we believe that it would suc ceed, and pay a handsome dividend to the share holders. Captsin Hoskens will remain but a short time in the city as he is to return in order to take com mand of the Great Britain. In consequence of his trip in the Great Western the " Monster Steamer" will not leave England for America till early in August. Something in England and the United State*. . ?We have been greatly rejoiced in finding by tin English papers received by the last steamship, that the measures for the suppression of gambling in Great Britain, continue to be prosecuted with great energy. On one night, seventeen gambling houses in London had been entered by the police, and the must rigorous turveiUance has been adopt ed fot the suppression of all these infamous esta blishments in the metropolis, and also in the pro vincial towns. The " Select Committee," ap pointed to investigate the existing statutes against gaming of every kind, had made their report, and a very interesting and important one it is. It is quite evident that nothing Rhall be wanting on the part of the proper authorities, to eradicate this ruinous vice. In this country, which has been cursed to a greai extent with the same destructive vice, we are also glad to perceive that there are some indications of a movement for the suppression of gambling. The work just published by Mr. Green, the reformed gambler, will give a mighty impetus to this move ment. We have had time only to glance at this deeply interesting book, but we shall soon return to it, and give our aid in rendering as public as pos sible the impressive warnings and extraordinary re relations which it contains. The city of New York is the great head-quar ters of the gamblers in this country. Park Row, Barclay and Vesey streets, constitute the Wall street of these despicable characters. There is, probably, a larger business done in this line here than in London, and it is very likely that the powerful measures adopted in London and Paris to suppress this iniquitous trade, will drive many of the sharpers of these capitals to this city, so that h large increase in the work of robbery and plunder, and all its accompanying vices and crimes, may be anticipated. The miserable inefficiency of our local authorities, and the greater absence of whole some restraints in our society, give peculiar facili ties to the gambler. By the remissness of the police, or rather the want of all police, these meanest of all thieves are enabled to plunder with impunity and without fear of molestation, whilst the delightful freedom of society, which tolerates blackguards,provided theybs well-dressed, gives abundant facilities for the discovery and ap prehension of viciims. Indeed many of these com mon gamblers, these black-hgs, compared with whom ths skulking pick-pocket is respectable, mingle with the leaders of fashion in this city. They saunter along Broadway in the morning, drive out on the avenue in the afternoon, lounge at the opera in the evening, and cheat in Park Row and Barclay street till five o'clock in the morning. They are the most diitingve at the Springs and watering places. Now and then they commi> some faux pat, run off with a respectable lady, or filch a pocket book, but after rusticating in the south or west for a season, they return to the city, and, like the Wall street financier who has taken the benefit of the act, shines as brilliantly ?s ever. Wa believe, however, that public feeling begins to be properly aroused to a conviction of the pre valence and enormity of the vice of gambling, and that before long we shall see these Bharpers who infest our cities, marked and hunted down as pests and curses of society. Th* Modern Caliph op Bagdad?Mayor Har per in Disguise ?It seems that Mayor Harper is accustomed to traverse the ward in which he re sides, incognito, in the fashion of the respectable eastern rulers, whose curious adventures are rela ted in the tales of the Arabian Nights. The other Sunday he started out to see if all the small grog shops were closed, and approached the private en trance of one of them, kept by an Irishman, who knew the modern Caliph of Bagdad, through his disguise. His Honor knocked at the door, and ontcame the Irishman who pretended he didn't know the Mayor from Adam. " What the divil do ye want Y' asked the Irish man. "Oh! I wanted to get in?don't you aell liquor here!" replied his Honor. " Och ! git out, you infarnal Sabbath-breaker," shouted the Irishman, " don't you know that his Honor the Mayor has shut us ail up on the blessed day?yes ought to be ashamed of yourself!" and so saying he shut the door in the Mayor's fare; but just as his Honor was turning away, the door was opened again, and the Irishman shouted out? " But 1 say, neighbor, you can go over to Alder man Cozzens' at the Merican in Broadway and ?wig your belly-full, ha, ha, ha," and then Pat re turned to replenish the cups of a select party of his friends who were drinking Dan O'Conneli's health in the room off the, shop. A New Theatre.?The partial destruction ol Washington Hall has suggested with greater force than ever the idea of a new theatre on its site. The location is certainly the finest imaginable in this city. If a tew building was erected here, pari of it devoted to a theatre, and part to a large public assembly-room, for concerts, balls, meetings, and so on, it would piove an excellent speculation. A snug little theatre, managed with energy, skill, and liberality, and where every sort of ainusemeni suited to the present popular taste?English opera, vaudeville, farce, ballet?would be produced in good style, would be certain of receiving abundani support. The public are sick and tired ot the old, lumbering, gloomy theatres of a past|age; we don'i see how they could be otherwise. There is cer t.unly a fine opening for a successful speculation in Uieatricala just now, and all that is wanted is the combination of experience, taste, energy, and ne cessary capital to take advantage of it, and make '? a dozen fortunes. ?a Tkarwlay surpassed anything of the kind ever witnessed by the inhabitanta of oar splendid city, on any former aimilar occaaion. The day waa truly beautiful, and the temperature moat agreeable. The citizens turned out in all direction*, and participated in the feativitiee with joyous step and happy face*, as they passed along the different at re eta. Well might New York boast of her beauteous daughters, whose radiant smiles, and sparkling eyes set off the tout ensemble in Thursday's celebration of the Na* lional Anniversary, which drew forth universal admiration. The style and elegance ol dress?the light elasticity of step?the gait* de caur that dis tinguished the fair daughters of Gotham?whether smiling from the balconies?moving gracefully along the sidewalks?or gathered in groupes at the principal points of rendezvous, presented a mr>et enlivening scene; while the numerous at tendants, in the shape of beaux, and the crowds of the more staid and sobered citizens, who flocked to the Park?the Battery, dtc dec, showed that all were " bent on enjoyment." At 5 o'clock, A M., the joy bells ware rung throughout the city; and a grand national salute was fired from the Battery, responded to by the torts and the vessels of war in he harbor. The national flag, and the State and city standards were also hoisted on the Ctty Hall, and floated gaily in the breeze, which was cool and invigorating. At ten o'clock the Governor, accompanied by n cortege of Field and General Officers, and a large cavalcade of mouuted troops, entered the Battery, where the troops were all drawn up for review.? The hand here struck up " Hail Columbia." The Governor, followed by the entire body, rode along the lines,with hat in hand, and reviewed, as he went along, as fine and soldierlike a set of fellows as ever mounted a soldier'sjacket. They all appeared to be well drilled, and in their diflerent uniforms nresented a fine appearance. The Governor looked in high spirits, and as he rode along the lineswhich surrounded the whole area of the Battery, seemed to enjoy the inspiritiug scene with high gratifica tion. After hastily reviewing the entire force, his Excellency pulled up, and was immediately sur rounded by the officers of the various troops, both cavalry and infantry, whose plumed hats gaily flut tered in the air, and had a very sou'-inspiriting ef fect. After some delay, the Governor and Guard oi Honor, followed by the military field officers, proceeded up Broadway, through Warren, and some of the principal streets, to the Park, where his Excellency dismounted, and in company with the Mayor und civic authorities, took his place in front of the City Hall, and the troops passed in review. The entire scene, at this stage wus truly imposing. The balcony, and every win dow in the City Hall?the Governor's suite of apartments?the Mayor's Office?the steps in front and the entire area of the Park were crowd ed to their utmost capacity, and were literally jam med up with elegantly dressed females all of whom took a lively interest in the proceedings. The troops as they passed along in review?the differ ent bands who played several enlivening airs?the continuous uproar?the noise ol merry boys?the firing of pistols in the air?the general character ol the busy scene itself, will long, indeed, be remem bered by every inhabitant who had the felicity to participate in it. Alter the Military had passed in review, the "Painter's Society," the "the Sham rock Society" and "Irish Benevolent Society,' headed by M. T. O'Connor, Esq.,of the Irish Vo lunteer, passed by in review with their diflerent banners, after which the Military fired feu de joi. The Governor, Mayor and Common Council withdrew to the Governor's Apartments, where a large number of fashionable citizens ot either sex payed their respects, and partook of re-1 freshments. The Fountain in the Park ceased to i play at 10 o'clock, and was supplied with live tons | of ice during the day, and some 150 cups, which were kept in constant requisition by the admirers I ot " Croton Punch," who enjoyed the sparkling | beverage with evident gusto, as each votary passed ilong and paid court to the large punch bowl that | seemed inexhaustible. The Trade ?nd <"ivic Societies formed a line ot | procession at 9 o'clock, A M , in Bleecker street, it which time the Grand Marshal took command if the line, aided by John Heaney and John Mc Cauley, the right resting on Broadway, and the lett in the Bowery, whence the societies marched from Bleecker street to Hudson, down Hudson to Chambers, up Chambers to Centre, down Centre to j Chatham, through the Park in front of the City Hall t > Kroadwuy, down Broadway to Park Row, up Park Row to Tammany Hall, where the Dec oration of Independence waB read by Christian Henahaw, heq , and an oration delivered by Wm. Wallace, Esq., aiter which they marched up Chat lant to the Bowery, up the Bowery to the Union I'aik, round Union Park to Broadway, down Broadway to Canal, and then dismissed. The New York Society ol the Cincinnati, com nosed ol Revo ulionary Heroes and their descen Jants, met at the City Hall, at 12 o'clock, for the purpose ot electing officers lor the ensuing year, | ransacting the business of the Society, and cele 0 ating the Anniversary. The Independence Guards celebrated the day <y approp iate execises, reading the declaration ol Independence, an oratinn by James T. Brady, Esq.,] unging patriotic odes, &c., dec., at 2 o'clock, P vl, in the Tabernacle. , The Neapoluan Association of young men cele brated the day at Yonkers, by orations, musical | entertainments, a dinner and a ball. Washingtonian Jubilee?There was a tempe rance celebration at Fort Lee, on the side of the I old Fort, a few rods from the landing. An address | wan delivered by Abner Benedict, Esq , ol this city The steamboats Boston and Senator left the loot ol Canal street every hour. The Battery and Castle Garden, in the evening, ind the Park, where fire-works were displayed, were a source of the strongest attraction. The lire works were indeed of the most gorgeous de scription, and elicited frequent applause from the ?mure groups of spectators that continually kepi flocking to the scene. Several accidents, however, occurred from the dangerous practice of throwing small crackers and fire-works amongst the crowd ; one lady had her splendid dress'set on lire, and had a very narrow escape from being dangerously in jured. There were no police omongst so large a crowd, and the young and old seemed determined to take every advantage of it, as they rioted about I with impunity. Several accidents occurred by the tailing of these crackers amongst the crowd. The | Museums w re, as usual, brilliantly illuminated, and were another source of attraction, while all the Hotels, the Gardens in Broadway, the Theatres, I and every place of public resort were crowded to excess. ACCIDENTS. Washington Hall?This splendid hotel wa' burned down nearly to the ground, having acciden- j tally taken fire in the chimney. The fire originated, it is supposed, accidentally A ball was to have taken place there in <he even ing, and the large rooms were fitted out most ?mjierbly for the occasion. The fire commenced ai thout II o'clock, and at 9 o'clock at night part of the roof was burning. The fire companies were in immediate attendance) but notwithstandingall their | efforts, it was found impossible to check the pro gress ol the devouring element, as the flames raged furiously. Mr. Marnner, the proprietor, sustains a heavy loss A member belonging to Fire Co., No. 6, was killed, having fallen from the building. The Hotel had just been recently repaired and fitted up at considerable expense, being decorated in a most superb manner. The portrait of Wash ington and chandeliers in the large ball room were all sived The loss is estimated at about 940,000 Firk at Washington Hall? Fhrthkr Pakticu- | lars.?Yesterday morning about seven o'clock one ot the chimneys at the back of the building was discovered to be on fire, but it was speedily extinguished, and no luther notice was taken ot the matter. Between the hours of 10 and 11, alarm ot fire was again given, and it was found that the root at the back immediately over the upper bed rooms was in flames, and then it was supposed it must have been caused by some of the sparks from 1 he chimney in the earlier part of the morning. The flames spread rapidly, and in the space of five minutes several engines were on the spot. Imme diately on the alarm being given every door of the building was closed, and admittance refused to all; I but the- firemen observing the smoke growing more intense, broke in some ol.the doors and gained ad uission, followed by a great mob whose evident ibject was plunder, to their annoyance, fur they Ke|it running about from room to room making 'confusion worse confounded," breaking the fur niture, and pilfering little articles that were lying about. The firemen, no doubt, observing this, apiead the alarm that the flames were approaching, and that their retreat would be cut off if they did not look sharp; upon this announcement the rusli was tremendous towards ths stairs, and in a very hort time the building was comparatively cleared oi these blackguards. Ths Bums wars by this 31 time rapidly spreading, and every exertion wee 1 uaed to discover the exact spot, which was at length found to be under the roof just above the ball-room. The ball-room waa kept locked until the roof began to fall in. and the flames to make their appearance. Then Mr. Parker, assist ed by several friends and neighbors, began to move the mirrors, settees, pictures, and other furniture therefrom, whereby much that was valuable was saved. It was found impossible to save the splen did chandeliers with which this room was adonied, in consequence of the burning fragments w hich was continually falling, and the beams from which they were suspended having become ignited. In a short time ulterwmda the chandeliers fell, and were ut terly destroyed. The damage done to this room was much m<>re than to any other part of the build ing, the fire having reached it to a much greater extent. Other parts were more damaged by the water that was thrown in, and in breaking through the different rooms to make a passage for the wa ter. For several hours the water poured down the grand staircase more like a cataract than anything else, and every part of the building, and articles therein, lias been more or less damaged bv the quantity of water that it was necessary to throw upon it to keep the flames from spreading. On the whole, we believe the conduct of the different fire companies, who were promptly on the s,.oi, was worthy of commendation, particularly when they managed to throw off a great portion of the black guard rowdies which usually accompany the en gines. The fire, we |-arn, will cost ilie insurance companies about $26,000, only that sain being in sured. The insurance was divided among the fol lowing offices:? Mutual $10 flOO North River... . New York 6 OoO An opportunity now presents itself, by this acci dent, of having a splendid theatre srected on the same spot, instead of the ball-room which has been destroyed. Another fire occurred at B enwich street. The roof of a house belonging to a Mr. Van Buskirk was consumed. A fire took place in Washington street in a lum ber yard?Also a liquor store 36 Henry street?Also in 21st street, 2nd Avenue Two men were drowned in the vicinity of Staten Island. A child was run over near Broadway. On her return trip from a morning excursion the steamer New Jersey ran foul of a small sail boat in the East River, and upset a man into the water.? The man was saved. A man had his jaw shot of! in Broadway. Several rumors of accidents are in circulation. The house of Dr. Budd. in Bayard street, lalso accidentally took fire on the root. The fire was soon put out. A fire also took place in Henry street. On the Harletn road a man met with a severe accident. While the train was going on, he incau tiously moved his head outside the car when near the bridge, and immediately received a severe blow whde the cars were in motion The man was not expected to live up to 12 o'clock last night Mass Meeting of the Democratic Republl can Electors of Richmond County?Erec tion of a Young Hickory Tree. The usual quiet pleasure and enjoyment of the neighborhood of Staten Island was on Wednesday evening somewhat disturbed by the roar of anil lery, the sounds of music, and the gathering of the most respectable and influential of its inhabitants It had been announced that a meeting would be held of the democratic electors of Richmond county, near this spot, to respond to the nomination of Messrs. Polk and Dallas by the Baltimore Con vention, and for the purpose of erecting a young hickory tree, in honor of the democratic candi dates for the offices of President and Vice-Presi dent of this country. Shortly after six o'clock, the tree, accompanied by a band of' music, several national flags, banners, with various inscriptions, assembled at the head of Gore street, where, in a short time afterwards, the party assembled, about three hundred in number, fell in, and proceeded from thence to Tompkinsville, in front of Nautilus Hall, and from thence, by the river side, to the place appointed for the erection of the " Young Hickory," near the lower landing, Stapleton, within a lew yards of the Ferry, and close to the house of Mr. George Miller, where the committee of management and others assembled, and partook of refreshment, supplied in this worthy host'* usual liberal and gentlemanly style. The party then adjourned to the spot selected, and, amid the roar of twenty-six discharges of a large piece ol artillery, the band playing several national aire,1 the cheering of those present, near upon five hun dred in number, the " Young Hickory" was raised on high, and all pledged themselves to exert theii utmost endeavors to elect and maintain the indi viduals to whose honor it was erected, in the highest offices their country could bestow upon them. The parties assembled were addressed by the Hon. Orville Clark, of Washington county ; the Hon William McMurray, of New York ; Henry P. Barber, Esq ; Daniel E. Sickles, Esq : Alexander Wells, Esq., and others. The different addresses were in their usual style of eloquence on this and similar subjects; but, it being now so long after the date of the occurrence, that we deem it not requisite to give them. The meeting then broke up, and several of the party adjourned to Mr. Miller's, where patriotic toast, song, and senti ment went round for some time after, each enjoy-1 ing himself, in every way worthy ?f the eve o| the glorious anniversary of their country's inde- J pendence. Immigration from Ireland ?By a recent re turn of the numbers of Irish immigrants who have ariived during the last month in this city, and their destination, published by the agent of the "Irish Emigration Society," it appears that only ?> small proportion, a fifth or sixth, of these immi grants go to the country, the majority remaining in the city and its immediate neighborhood. Thii is very readily explained. Very few of these poor people possess the means of transporting themselves to the interior, arriving here in the most destitute condition. We have again and again directed public atten-1 tion to this matter, and suggested the adoption ol some means of relieving those bands of immigrants from the deplorable destitution in which so many of them are plunged on their arrival here, and su|> plying them with the means of removing to the West. If ihe miserable demagogues who have been plundering the Irish in this country of their hard earned dollars, for the purpose of swelling the coffers of the repeal association, had asingle parti cle of patriotism or humanity, they would have di rected the enthusiastic feelings of their country men to some such really benevolent purpose aB thai we have just indicated. The money contributed in this country to the cause of repeal, and which has been employed only in filling the pockets of unprincipled scoundrels, and keeping up a mis-! chievous agitation,would have sufficed to establish a fund for the relief and aid of Irish immigrants which would have been productive of incalculable good. Is it ever to be in vain, to call on those who af fect to be the friends of Ireland and the Irish, foi some such rational and efficient manifestation ol sympathy 1 There are many wealthy Irishmen in this city who have very properly stood aloof from the ridiculous repeal agitation; will they not come forward now and originate a movement for the ex tension of assistance to their poor countrymen who are landing here altogether destitute of the means of existence 1 Hardy, frugal, sober and industri ous, then) are just the class of immigrant? who, in the fertile fields of the West, are cer tain to find comfortable homes. We do trust that something will be speedily done in this city towards th? organization of an association for the relief of the Irish immigrant. A comparatively small sum would be sufficient to transport each family to the West, and purchase land adequate to its support; the sum for this purpose could be ad vanced in the way of n^oan, to be repaid in a rea sonable time. We throw out these suggestions,*' in this cursory manner, with the view of drawing the attention of the philanthropic to this very im portant subject. Let the genuine friends of Ireland ind her oppressed jjeople, if there be any-such in this city, see to it, that thefr countrymen who seek in this asylum of liberlf; thp reward of toil and in dustry, receive some other welcome than the yells j of besotted intolerance. CO* Has the Aurora changed hands 1 What's ] he matter T Fell out by the wayl Who are at ths helm now 1 Where's " my son Bob 1" Important from Notrroo?Flight of Joo We have importaat newa from the west, in a Mormon point of view. It appears that Joe Smith and his covneS, instead of fighting, have fled. On the 23d all was quiet at Nauvoo, and mar tial law suspended. On the day previous at War saw, the Governor had issued a requisition for Joe and the principals of those engaged in the destruc tion oi the "Expositor" press, to appear before the civil authorities at a certain hour on the 23d, to answer to the charges. Joe promised to obey, but when the hour arrived, he did not make his appearance. Word was soon brought that his Holiness and the City Council had left for parts un known. It was ascertained, however, that the ferry-boat had run over to Montrose several times during the night, and it was supposed that they had passed over to take up their abode in Iowa Terri tory. Stands of arms were found in a grocery in Montrose the following morning, which had been carried over during the night. The Governor had ordered out ten thousand men. This flight will, probably, close the difficulties in that vicinity for the present. Per contra to the above, it is stated in several of the western papers, that an express arrived at War saw on the evening of the 23d, stating that four of the leaders who destroyed the Press had yielded, and that Joe would do the same the next morning. Troops were still concentrating at Carthage. The better opinion seemed to be that the Mormon dif ficulties were over. Thr Fountain ofCroton Punch,and other Pro ceedings in thk Pare on Thursday.?We hailed with pleasure the announcement of the endeavor^ of the Mayor to promote temperance, and thereby good order, in the proceedings of the anniversary

of the declaration of the glorious independence ot the oountry; but we really thought what was pro mised would have been performed in something like a decent manner. Not so the Iced Croton Punch which we announeed was to flow full, free, and clean,in the basin in the Park on Thursday. We never recollect to have seen the water have such a muddy appearance?it was enough to make peo ple pledge themselves against water drinking for the rest of their lives. Then the little tin cans, chained to the pieces of wood here and there around the basin, had truly a laughable appearance, and brought ?orth many humoious remarks. It was said by one, that his worship had had a juve nile party of friendB to assist him in this arrange ment; by another that he was desirous of giving the people something to eat as well as to drink? and acting on the old adage, " that what would not fatten might fill up," had decided that the water should be as thick as possible, to aid which a number of persons were employed to throw into i the basin,^every now and then, lumps of ice that had boen rolled along the paths of the Park, and had become well coated with dust and dirt ere ! they were immerged. Indeed,comparatively speak ing, this was the only eating and drinking to be had for the more juvenile portion of the community that thronged the Park on this occasion. Not an orange, apple, piece of gingerbread, or cake, wai ts be seen j soda water, lemonade, ginger beer, and such like refreshment?except to the elect few who were admitted within the precincts of the City Hall?were also placed without the reach ot the great mass of the most interesting portion of the community?the females and children. It was truly for his worship the Mayor, to discover that the prevention of the sale of such articles much more extensively, would be injurious to the cause of tempeiance and good order. Nor did we think that hia worships' love of order and temperance would have led him to carry the war of extermina-1 tion against the poor old afiple women to such an extent. The suppression ot booths, having for their object the sale of spirituous liquors and other intoxicating drinks, we highly commend; but putting down the others we cannot see any benefit at all arising, except to the owners of those grog shops which abound in the immediate neighbour-1 hood ; indeed, we have heard of instances of par ties being obliged to resort to them who would not have otherwise done so, but in consequence of the want of other accommodation. The fireworks in the evening seemed to be un der the direction of the same master hand as that if the fountain and refreshments in the morning. All was confusion?no order and regularity. Not a tithe of those present could see them. They ap peared to be got up entirely for the amusement of those in the balcony in the front of and at the windows of the City Hall?the families, friends, and acquaintances of the powers that be. Why could they not have been exhibited as on previous similar occasions, from the top of the City Hall, from whence all might have witnessed them 11 They were what the people had paid for, and what they had a right to expect. We have heard it rumored, but we know not | how true it is, that the proprietors of the difTerem grog shops, particularly those who are in the most extensive way of business, have it in contempla tion to hold a meeting to return thanks to James | Harper, Erq., Mayor of the city of New York, for his praiseworthy conduct on this and similar occa sions, in promoting their exclusive interest, and who knows but they may deem it necessary to pre sent him with a handsome silver liquor stand, or | some such useful article of plate, by way of a grate' ful remembrance of kis services. Insulting Ladies in tux Streets.?This has become one of the most intolerable nuisances. No lady is safe from insult in the streets, if unprotected by a gentleman. The ladies have been driven Irom the public parks by the blackguards who in. fest them at all hours, and now even in Broadway they are never secure from the insults of well dress ed ruffians, and scoundrels of all descriptions. This alone Bhould induce all men who possess a spark ot manhood, in this city, to unite in obtaining an ef ficient police. In London, Edinburgh, or Dublin, or any other well regulated metropolis; no female could ever be insulted in the streets with impunity. Important from St. Croix ?We learn by Capt. Babbage, of the Hecla, in 12 days passage from St. Croix, that there has been an insurrec tion at Monserat amongst the blacks They had burned several plantations. Many of tht blacks were killed. The cause of the insurrection was found to be in taking the census of the island; I the blacks thinking that they were to be made ! slaves again. Very Latr from Hayti.?The brig Geo. Henry, Captain Blakley, arrived yesterday from St. Do mingo, with advices to the 19th ult. The city was quiet on that day. The Domini cans were determined to hold their part of the island. Gen. Santa Anna (not the. Mexican war j philosopher,) was still on the frontier with about 0000 men to repulse any invasion that may be made | against them. His brother, who held the office of Receiver Geneial, died at the city on the 14th ult. His death was greatly lamented. The French cor vettes Peronse and Naiad, and the brig Orion were lying there. The place was well supplied with American produce. The products of the islano vere scarce and high. But little business was do- ] ing, as almost every man or boy is a soldier. Distinguished Strangers at Howard's.?His Excellency Gov. Bouck, Ex-Gov. Vroom and fa mily, Ex-Gov. Mahlon Dickenson, Ex-Gov. P Dickenson, Ex-Gov. Van Ness, and we know not |,how many more Governors dined at Governoi Howard's Hotel on the Fourth. Most of them are still remaining at that Presidential and Gubernato rial hotel. Olympic Theatre.?Mr. Sutton, the most dis inguished necromancer and amusing ventriloquis hat, as yet, has visited this city, announces hit are well benefit, at the Olympic, this evening, with i combinat on of "performances in his peculiar art, hat for ingenuity and skill cannot be surpassed. Is this is, positively, his last entertainment, no tenon of taste or curiosity should relinquish the Vpoftunity. Ftnmu*. or ra Flood at thx Wdt?Our ad vices from St. Louia are to the 20th ult. They con tain extended account* of the ravages of the flood in the Aliaaiaaippi river and ita tributaries, which waa atill rising slowly. Accounts, however, receiv ed at Louisville from St. Louia, up to the 26ih ult. state that the river at that place had at length com menced falling. The St. Louia Rtpuhlvan of the 36th ult. lays: " The Committee of Distribution have upon their hands three hundred and eighty-seven persons, exclusive of those who have been driven from their homes in the city ; in ail, it may be safely set down, that the number at the charge of the Committee, exceeds live hundred. These periona have to he provided with lodgings and provisions until the waters subside, and probably many of tliem will have to be supplied even longer The Committee have been enabled, by the liberality of the citizens, to supply near ly all the lamiliea with rooms." At New Orleans, on the evening of the 35th ult., the river was 14 faet 10 inches above low water mark, and it was as high as it was in 1810 Considerable damage woa apprehended from an overflow. We extract the following from an article which appeared in the Vicktburg Daily Whig of the 22d ult.i? " The river hero is said by some of the oldest inhabitants to be as high as it was in "38 \ by others it is said to be two inches lower. A gentleman who came down the river yesterday, says it is higher between this place and the mouth of the Arkansas than it has ever been known to be. It is now only a few inohea below the level of the lower floor of the brirk stores at the landing, and we understand it is rising at the rate of two inches in 34 hours. The fiuint opposite here is a perfect lake of water, and the levee n the bend next above is expeoted to break every moment. In fact, most ot the plantations on the river between this place and the mouth of the Arkansas are overflow ed. and we suppose there is not a single one which it not injured to time extent. If tke reports from above tic correct, which we have now ne reason to doubt, the damage will tie incalculable We make an estimate from personal knowledge, by which we think the loss on the cotton crop between the above named points cannot be lasa than 40,000 bales, and if the river ahould rise six inches more, as ia expected, and continue up three week* longer, there will be very few crops on the river caved." [From St. Louis Reporter, June 3*.] The Pinntrr of the 31st is filled with details ef the dis astrous effects of the flood in Upper Missouri. The river had risen ten feet higher than it waa last spring, and Ave leet higher than it waa ever known to be there before. On the afternoon of the 30th, it had fallen three feet, and was receding slowly. The property in Ar thur's warehouse has been seriously injured, also the I" r. Calve splendid house belonging to Mr. Calvert. The average loss is $8,000. The water was seven feet deep over the site of Atles, at the upper Liberty landing. All of the crops from bluff to bluff bet ween Jackson and Clay coun ties have been destroyed, and most of the stock lost. Six ty families from Brown's and Cooley's bottoms were at Liberty, in a destitute condition. Tne flood has been oc casioned by the high rise in the Kansas and Big Platte - - - " " " Th rivers, and not by the annual mountain freshet. The wa ter was up to the second story of the warehouses, Ac., along the lower hank at Lexington. Pomeroy offered the Missouri Mail $1000 to save the goods in his warehouse, hut the offer was refused, through fear lor the steamer's safety. The Pionttr makes the following statement, about which we think there is some mistake : ? The passengers on the Missouri Mail say that before they arrived at Camden, they pasted near some ol the un happy victims nl the flood in a bottom, who were up to their wastes in water, and implored the Captain to take them on board in accents that filled every hearer with the most painful distress. The passengers entreated the Cap tain to eend the yawl for them, but without effect. Tne Balloon also passed a house around which the water was risen nearly to the roof, on the tops of which several men, women and children were gathered, who made similar entreaties for aid. The Balloon had lost her yawl, but we are informed that the unfortunate oceupanta ol this water-bound prison had a canoe with which they might easily have been saved, if the boat hod waited. From Lexington to the bluff on the Ray side, there ia now a shett ot water from five to six miles in width. The extensive prairie bottom in which Arbuckie's farm lies, is covered with water about ten feet deep at his house, and in the greater part of it about fifteen feet deep. Mr. Ar huckle has lost a large quantity of stock, and bis fine farm must he seriously damaged A gentleman informs us that his loss has been estimated at $8000?Carter Rich ardson's at abont the same amount. Mr. Arbuckle and all his negroes remained for some length of time cooped up in the upper story of his house, until taken off by a wood boat from Lexington. This is the bottom in wmch a Mr. Moore not long since purchased some $18 000 worth of land, all of which is overflown. We understand that many good houses have been carried off. A gentleman yesterday gave ua a vivid description of the effects of the flood in the Sand Hill prairio, lying in Ray county, be tween Camden end Lexington. On one of tne highest of the hills which ere scattered over this prairie, which he went to lest Sunday in a canoe, after a laborious trip against the powerful current, ho saw a collection as varied almost as that contained in Noahl ark. Men, women, children?hones, oxen end oattle of every description rabbits, squirrels?sheep and hogs?even reptiles, (for they killed a copperhead while he wai there,) were gath ered together in lellowahip by the initinct ol self-preaer ration, common to brnte ai well aa man. The lowing of the frightened cattle, the neighing of the hone*, the itrange mixture of animals, wild and tame, all seeming to bare forgotten their habits of nature, and looking to the human countenance for safety, tha deep anxiety and agitation of the rational portion of this singular congre Gtion on that Sabbath, and amid that wild scene of deso ion, left an impression on bis mind, as our informant says, which he will not soon forget, but which it is not easy to describe. While he was there, he saw upon a neighboring hill about thirty head of sheep, already half under water, seeming by their loud bleating, and motions, to be conscious ot their fate; and num bers oi stock, hogs, be., floating by dead, or swim ming from hill, or rather from island to island, or drifting on logs and fallen timber The suffering in the Ray bot toms is very great, and will perhaps be felt more there even than in Clay. It is supposed that not three person* oat of five have saved any thi .g from ' he wreck, while many of the balance have lost more than half or their lit tle property. The river did no material damage at Cam den. It reached the warehouse occupied by Mr. R. Mid dleton, at that place immediately on the hank, but he had " taken time by the forelock," and carried his goods to a place of safety before the water got into the heuae. From lackson county, we have heard no particulars, except that the river at Cheutemu'a landing reached the upper story of the houae* on the bank, and carrie J off the ware house. At Wayne city (Ducker'i old ferry,1 the water was in Msjor Long's tavern at our latest advice*. The warehouse at Ft Osage, was carried down the stream The damage, of course, in the bottoms most be immense, as itis every where else. The Mary Tompkini reached Liberty on the 10th inat. The Pioneer, referring to her upward trip, aays The current carried her off into the Wacond&h Prairie some distance, to the great terror of ail aboard, who look ed for certain destruction. A passenger tells us that she must have broken Ally of the tallest cotton wood trees in her passage down this Prairie. In this situation the Ad miral passed her about a mile distant, but offered no as sistance. The cool bravery of the officers and crew ot the Mary Tompkins,under these trying circumstances, is spoken ef with great piaise by the passengers. This, and the most laborious exertions, alone saved ail from a watery grave Shortly after the Admiral passed, the Mary Tompkins was extricated, and in four hours was ahead of the Admiral, which has not arrived. Below Greenville she met three men on two horses up to their j arm pits in the midat of a strong current. With great dif ! Acuity, one of them with the horses were taken ou board, aud land- d at Greenville without charge ; the other was ?alien off by a canoe which came at the same time from the shore. These men had been in the water three day*, and the legs of one of them had suffered a good deal from it. The boat frequently stopped to offer relief and aid to tho people who were found in the water. This noble con duct of Captain Chambers, and Mr. Conn, the clerk, de serves the highest commendation, and it would he unpar donable in us not to place it in contrast with the selfish and pitiful caution (not to say inhumanity) of other boats under eimilar circumstances. Secretary of tub Treasury.?Chancellor Bibb reached Washington on Wednesday evening. He has, therefore, accepted the ofRce of Secretary of the Treasury. The Omnibuses.?Every day we receive scores of complaints about the annoyances, impositions, and general bad management of the Omnibuses in this city. The Mayor has certainly done some thing in the way of abating the cab nuisances at the steamboat landings. But the drivers of the Omnibuses are still permitted to race inBroadway, and endanger the lives ot the citizens?and the ex torting ot double fare in the evening is carried on to a most annoying degree. But where is the re medy for these evils, except in an efficient police 1 Beacon Course, Hobokbn?Otto Motty.?This celebrated equestrian's performance, announced to lake place yesterday, has been postponed until Mon day next. The performance on Thursday we are informed, surpassed that of the previous day. In addition to Otto Motty'a performance on Monday t there is to be a pacing match for 0500, between Famuy Green and John C- Calhoun. Some good sport may be anticipated. NtBLo's Garden?The crowd here on the evening of the Fourth was greater than on any previous occasion. No fewer than four thousand persons purchased tickets. The fireworks, under the superintendence of the celebrated Mr. Edge, were magnificent in the extreme. Every thing went of! as brilliantly as the rockets, and every body was delighted Vauxhall ?This pleasant place of amusement was crowded on the Fourth. They had a bal champttrt here, and the pretty Bowery girls, as they tripped it on the light fantastic toe, under the the shady trees, looked quite enchanting. Washington Hall ?Mr. Parker wishes to give , notice to those gentlemen who purchased tickets ( for his ball on the 4th, that by calling at his resi fence 207 Bowery, the money will be returned. j Audubon.?This great Naturalist may now be ! found at " Minney's Land," his country s?at, at Washington Heights. He leaves next Monday for Buffalo on a tour pertaining to hie professional bu sines*- j Cltjr IntoillgviiM. Police Oflse?Fbiuat, July A?Damao 'Fuaioustr ard Runnins ovaa a Child?A,man named Mulfard Howe, wu arrested end lully oommitted to prioou fer driviag evert child of Mr* fine's, No 3d Spruce atreet. Bubolasv?In May leaf the dwelling ol Mr W Loh man, corner of Prince und Crosby streets, was broken open and about $34 worth of property, consisting of jew elry and money stolen. Officer Baker has arrested Na than Roach as the burglar, and he is committed to prison. Chabobd with a iIbavu Larcbkt. ? Lorlu Brown was arrested foi stealing 13 tickets oi a Delaware Lottery, valued at $44, propertyjif Edwin N. Hyde, of 34S Green, wich street. Question, are they of anv value 1 Brown Is committed to answer. Fibinq a Pistol n* a Mar's F?cb?Richard Moran went up to Pardel McLaughlin yesterday white be was standing on the aide walk, and discharged a pistol in his face?Moran is arrested. Mr. McLaughlin, who reaidas at No 487 Pearl street, is much hurt. Violkrt Assault.- A man named Reed yeaterday com mitted a moat outragaoua attack on bia wife, (he lived in Water street,) badly wounding her ; he also struck and abused many other persons?arrested and committed to prison. Attackiro a Watchman.?While watchman Phillip Blake was passing through Walker street lest night,when opposite the saw dust house, he was attacked by some miscreant, struck with a slung shot, and severely injured ?no arrest. Attkmft ts Kill?A colored woman named Catherine Peterson, was arrested, and is fully committed to prisou for inflicting a number of ghastly wounds on the person of Louisa Thompson, who was conveyed to the City Hos pital. A Hard Sow.?A p'rson named George W Rood, of No 10.1 Ann street, complained that hi* fattier had appro priated $1 of his money to his own u?e. The son is a manufacturer of root beer, and the fa'her employed to vend the beverage. He was urged to abandon bis charge against his parent, and Anally justice refused ts entertairf ; his complaint Coroner's Office?Jolt ft ?The Coroner held an in quest on the body of Michael Hanlev. who was placed in prison on Wednesday night obarged with a larceny, and found dead in his call on Ihursday morning, having died from apoplexy. Anothkr Cask or ArnrLTxr?An aged woman named Morgan, of No. 308 Water street, fell dead in afltyestsr d,I Daowwro ?A young man 30 years of age was drowned last night by falling into the dock at the foot of Morton i street. Ha was a hand on bouid the achooner Henry i Monroe, af Delaware. His body was recovered this : morning. Amusements Niblo's Garden ?To-night Mitchell play? in two of hie beat pieces, an announcement that is certain to attract a numerous audience. On Monday is to be produced the much talked of and anxiously expected grand romantic ballet, called the " Revolt of the Harem." In the production of this moat suserb ballet, every effort has been used to bring it before the public on a scale of magnificence and splendor equal to any production of the kind ever yet attempted. Korponay, Pauline Desjardins, M. Martin les Demoiselles Vallee, Mr. Wells and M. : Joseph sustain the principal characters, and the whole * j company give their efficient aid, in order to render the tout entemble complete. The corps dt balUt it said to be not only more numerous, but better organised than on any former occasion. The costumes are also magaiflcent ly rich. We hear that the scene representing the baths in the Alhambra will surpass in splendor all the former glo ' rious efforts of Bengoagh, who has determined on this oc ; casion to produce his master piece. Duke White has also ; completed a scene of gorgeous splendor and brilliancy. In the ceurse of the ballet several grand incidental dances take place, and the corps of Amazons perform a variety of I evolu'ions, in splendid and warlike costumes. There I cannot exist a doubt that the enterprise and lavish expen diture of the management here will be amply rewarded by ! the most triumphant success. i Castle Garden.?And so we are to lose the two ! French Hercules,who go straight to Mexico. This is realty aB(' tiuly to be their last night. Well, we would i sincerely advise those who have not seen them .to be sure ; and avail themselves of this opportunity. Bucn men are ! not to be seen everyday. Their strength is beyond all cre dibility, and the startling nature of thair performances, ' such as to compel unceasing applause. The War Con ; aerto, on the drums, in its way, is decidedly a Chef | D'fEuvre. a Mr. Jenynn, the lecturer on Love, who 9 bo favorably of woman's heart, wa under I stand is going to favor the ladies of Jersey City next week. This ui just the time for the maiden heart to "Cling to the nearest and lovelieit thing It can twine with itself and make closely its own," While the paths are strewed with flowers, And the summer's flattering hopes are warm. | Last Day and Farewell Benefit of the Giant and GtANTBSB at the Amrsican Museum.?Last appearance also of those charming Vocalists, the Orphan Family, who depart for Philadelphia on Monday next. The Infant Sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Western, and others ap pear. Grand performances at 8} and $ o'clock, P. M. QC** This ia positively the last day of the Dwnrf at the'New York Museum. He is decidedly the most diminutive one erer exhibited, being three inches shorter than Tom Thumb. The manager of the Ameri can Museum calls Col. Phaffln the most wonderful Dwarf In the world. There ia a very expressive word much used in the Old Country called chaffing, the meaning of which the manager of the American appears to be perfect ly understood. 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