Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 11, 1845, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 11, 1845 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. Sew York, Sunday. May W? Henry Clay still In tlic Mom Letter*? Polities and Ilclljlloii. f Mr. Clay Mill continues to favor us with specimens of bis epistolary powers. He may, indeed, he prt>|>erly regarded as ths "Com plete Letter Writer" of the age. During the |?ist month he lias written two letters, one on religion and the other on polities, which are very characteristic and very interesting. Thu religi ous epistle has reference to the divisions in the Me thodist Church; and was written in reply to a Con vention of preachers from the slave-holding districts, assembled at Louisville in the early part of April. Here i9 the letter:? . . Ashland, April 7, 1845. Deai> si* :?Our mutual friend, Mr. Mitchell, of H rank fort delivered to me, the day before yesterday, your let ter'with several publication* under vour name, in re gard to the unfortunate controversy which ha* arisen in t\ie Method tot Episcopal Church of the United State*, all of which I have attentively peru*ed- You deure an ox preision of my opinion on certain inquirie* communi cated in v our letter. , . 1 have long entertained for that church *entimeut* ot profound esteem and regard, and I have the happine** of numbering, anion; it* member* *ome of the best mend* I have in the world. I will add, with great truth, that 1 have witnessed with much satisfaction, the flourishing condition of the church, and the good sense and wisdom which have generally characterized the administration of its affairs, as far as fliave observed it. It was therefore, w ith the dec|>est regret that I heard, in the ruune of the past year, of the danger of a division of the church, in consequence of a differenco of opinion existing on the delicate and unhappy subject of slavsrv. A division, for such a cause would be an event greatly to be deplored, both on account of the church itself and It* political tendency. Indeed, *carcly any public occur rence has happened for a long time, that gave me *o much real concern and pain a* the menaced separation or the church, by a line, throwing all the free Slates on one side, and all the slave State* on the other. 1 will not say tliBt such a separation would neccsiarily produce a dissolution of the political Union ot these States ; but the example woulu be fraught with immi nent danger, and, in co-operation with otber cause* un fortunately existing, its stability on the confederacy would be perilous and alarming. Entertaining theses views, it would afloru me tho nigh est satisfaction to hear of an adjustment of the controver iv, a reconciliation between the opposing parties in the church, and the preservation of it* unity. I limit myself to the political a*pect of the subject, without expressing any opinion on either of the plan* of compromise and settlement which have been nublished, which I could not do without expoiiug myself to impro per imputation*. With fervent hope* and wiihes that some arrangement of the difficulty may be devised and agreed upon, which shall preserve the church in union and harmony, I am, respectfully, your obedient servant, 1 H. CLAY." The second letter relates to the politics of this wicked world. It was written in reply to the ad drees of the central committee of the whig clubs of this city, and was received " with the most lively and prolonged demonstrations of delight," by the vast and inlluential assemblage of the committee. Here it is:? . ... .... Ashland. April'15, 1845. Gentlemen : Hon. Willi* Green delivered to mo, a few day* ago, at this place, the ad*re?* to me which you did me thelionor to mako the 4th March la*t, enrolled on . parchment, and enclosed in a silver caso, manufactured I by Mr. Wm. Adam* for the occasion. I received it with emotion* of grateful sensibility which it would be vain to attempt to ilescribc. Waiving all considerations of the causes and consequence* of the rccont Presidential election, of which it treats, a* a past and irrevocable event, on which 1 have neither inclina> tion, nor would it perhaps be fitting for me to expatiate: 1 take pleasure in expressing my profound and grateful sense of the great, persevering and efficient labor* or the Central Clay Committee of tho city of New \ ork, during the canvass which preceded the election. And 1 must exptess also the high and lasting gratitude which I feci to the committees and to the whig* of New i ork, for the ardent attachment and generous confidence towards me, displayed at the commencement and throughout the whole progress of the campaign, and now manifested in tonos of touching and fervid eloquence in the address belore me. The patriotism which animated them in the contest could never have been doubted; hut this docu ment, prepared after our defeat, bear* conclusive evi dence both of their patriotism and d|sintcrestedne*?. My situation is peculiar. I have been, in *pito of unexpect- I ed discomfiture, tho object of honors and compliments usually rendered only to those who are successful and victorious, in the great enterprise* of mankind. To say nothing of other demonstration*, the letters, addre*se* and communications which 1 have received, since the election, from every quarter, from collective bodies and individuals, and from both *cxe?, conveying sentiments and feelings of the earnest regard and strongest friend ship, and deploring the issue of thetelection, would nil a large volume. 1 have been quite a* much, if not more affected by them than I was by any disappointment or personal interest of my own in the event of the contest. Among them, gentlemen, your kind addres* will ever be cherished by me with the moit gratified feeling*; and, in the durable form in which you have had the goodness to transmit it to me, it will be preserved as a precious memorial, on which my remotest descendants xxiny gaze, as I have perused it, with proud satisfaction. I am, gentlemen, with high respect, Your faithful friend, H. CLAY. It will thus be perceived that Mr. Clay is not idle. He has, indeed, been exerting himself in a variety of movements. He has sent a large quantity of hemp to New Orleans for sale, and he has been mending his fences with a degree of industry and success highly commendable. Nor have his friends meanwhile been inactive. They have collected for him thirty thousand dollars, besides statues. Alto gether Mr. Clay appears to be in a more famous po sition than ever. He seems, indeed, to occupy amongst the American people a position similar to that of some great ecclesiastical father?a sort of Grand Lama as it were?to whom offerings are made, and to whose shrine pilgrims wend their way. And we must say that he conducts himself with a great deal t>f propriety; and may be regarded us still in the field for future contingencies, in spite of all that has been said or done. Mr. Clay's concern for the Methodist Church is quite excruciating. But we do not think that the Union is going to be broken up, because a few nar row minded preachers of any church happen to fall out, and quarrel about the division of the spoils. We do not then, at all, share in Mr. Clay's benevolent and patriotic fears for the continued integrity of the Union. Neither are we afraid even of the influence of the Democratic party in de stroying the morals and prosperity of the coun try. However, we should like to see the whigs try their hands at |>ower again. Perhaps the next chance they have, they will manage their cards bet ter than they did the last time. We shall see. Collector op New York..?The yiorning Nftrt and Pott say that Mr. Coddington is to be Collector, and that his appointment will take effect in June.? There is not the slightest ground for supposing that any such change has besn made in the Custom House, according to our intelligence. The rumor is, however, quite significant. It was first started in the Tribunt, and has been given out by those who seek the change, in order to produce an excitement amongst the office-seekers here. Another commit tee has,very likely,gone on to Washington a few days since,and another desperate eflort is in progress to ef fect the removal of Mr. Van Ness. The Collector himself is at present in Washington, his opinion and advicc having been desired on business of the Treasury department. Whio Editors in New York.?According to a recent resolution of the organs of the whig party, Horace Greeley has been nominated an honorary member of the Central Whig Committee, with great applause. Horace may now be considered as the leading and accredited whig editor in this part of the country. All the others in Wall street, including Colonel Webb and Mr. King, are reduced to secon dary importance. Reoentof tme University.?In a democratic caucus of the legislature, held in Albany on Friday, Jabez D. Hammond was nominated as a candidate for Regent of the University in place of Martin Van Buren. Winter Again.? Last Thursday and Friday were winter days in New England. Snow fell on the first, and a white frost covered the ground on the second day. _________ Fire at Masreth.Nkwtown, L.I.?Friday night about ten o'clock, a lire broke out on the premises of Mr, James ('oilier, tavern-kee^r, Masbeth, New town, L. I-, by which a barn and part of an adjoin ing out house was consumed. Several of the New York fire companies were on their way to the scene of devastation, until information had reached them of its having terminated. Ths Wilhamsbtirgh fire companies were in attendance shortly afu-r the alarm was given, though the distance they had to go could not have l>een less than between two and three miles. We arc given to understand that the damage will not be over 81000. Gov. J ones of Tennessee, hai consented to be som* the Whig candidate for ( ongisM in hto dtotriot Newspaper Changes.?As usual, the revolution in the newspaper press goes on, and all sorts of changes are taking place, particularly amongst the ephemeral weeklies and dailies. We understand that in a day or two, the Morning Newt and Evening Pott?the one a paper of yesterday, and the other one of the beginning of the century,?but both in rather a decrt pid state from bad management and homoeopathic ireatment, are going to be'united, to see if they can not stand stronger on their legs than they could sejia rately. Another chnnge in the weekly press has al so taken place. The New World hss been absorbed and swallowed up by an obscure paper called the Emporium, which has been endeavoring to make a little noise in the world, but cannot succeed. These changes are significant, in a variety of aspects. The rumored change of the Pott and Xeiet indicates truly a great change?a revolution, you may say, in the minds of men relative to party prints and jiarty demigods. Mere political prints such as these, are not newspapers. They are merely prosy, tiresome political pamphlets, published daily. That is their true character. During an ex citing election, by the contributions of a particular clique of office beggars, such journals may exist and ilourish for a short time; but the moment that the ex citement is over, and they have to depend on the original elements of journalism, then the failure and decline and absorbtion take place. What informa tion down the Newt, or the Pott, or the Plebeian, or any other party print, give its readers! Such a paper us the Herald gives every information to those attached to political parties, with infinitely greater accuracy and fullness than any of the party papers. 01 course, when the political excitement of any par. ticular period is over, the regular newspapers suc ceed better than ever; whilst the mere daily political pamphlets, falsely called news|>upers, sink to the ground, or ruin those who attempt to support them. Their only means of existence are derived from pos session of oflice, and the spoils, and the constant clamor for more subscriptions and contributions. With respect to the demise of the New World, and its absorption by another paper, that merely indi cates the falling off" of both. The Neu World has only had an ephemeral existence. It never had'any of the real elements of strength and prosperity; and the Emporium which now swallows it up, is, we be lieve, the most milk and water, weak, sickly, and melancholy concern of the kind that ever struggled for existence. The union of the two only indicates the extreme debility of both. Picture of Venus.?A large number of persons of taste, call in from day to day to see the picture of Venus, now 011 exhibition at No. 449 Broadway. It is said to be by Titian, but few spectators trouble themselves with the inquiry of the authenticity of the work; they find it pleasing, charming to gaze at, aud as a representation of the goddess of beauty, beauti ful. The posture of the figure is not favorable to show the grace of its proportions, and so a curva ture in the left arm, and a decree of diminutiveness in the neck, compared with the rest, seem not quite perfect. Yet, the outline and coloring of the skin, (a point hard to manage well) are here cleverly rep resented. The drapery shows the artist's skill most: it is natural. In every good picture and statute of the Venusl De Medicis, the full rotundity of the waist, proves how fallacious and absurd is tne admi ration of slender waists, now prevalent. The pic ture we are speaking of, attends scrupulously in this particular to the true model. It is well worth seeing, and will excite more than twenty-five cents worth of agreeable emotions, no matter who the author may be. Sporting Intelligence. The Great Races on Tuesday next.?As the time approaches for the consnmmation of this great piece of sport, the interest increases. The fine and im proving condition of the two noble competitors, during the past week, have made the affair of greater interest, if that was possible, than it previ ously possessed, and has caused considerable fluctua tion in the betting within the last day or two. The figures may now be said to be even?Fashion the fa vorite. In consequence of the state of the track, five to four is offered against 7m. 35s.?but very little business is doing in either respects. Fashion, now, 8 years old, will carry 123 lbs., the same as last year; while Peytona, 6 years old, wdl carry but 118 lbs? 11 lbs. more, however, than she has ever carried before. It may be useful just to refer to what these line animals have done on similar events. It may be recollected that Fashion distanced Bos ton in the fall of 1841, over the Camden Course. The consequence was a challenge to the owner of Fashion to match her against the same horse for f20,000, which came ofl over the Union Course, L. , on the 10th of May, 1842, where she beat Boston in two clean heats, the first of which was done in 7m. 32is.,surpassing the time of Eclipse in his great, contest with Henry, by 4is. On the 10th of May 1844, she beat the Colonel on the Baltimore Course, in 7m. 50s. On June 6, she beat (?) Blue Dick and Young Dove, over the Union, in 7m. 46Js. On October 18. over the Baltimore Course, beating Col onel and Alarnode in 8m. 29s. Of I'ejtona's four mile performances, the principal one during the past year, was her beating Norma, over the New Orleans Course, on the 6tn of Janu aty, in 7m. 46s. On December 24th, she beat Blue Dick, with ease, in 8m. 9s. The following first-rate nags are also on the ground:?From the South, in addition to Peytona, under the care of Mr. Van Leer, there is Craco vienne, Liatuna, Juannetteau and Sartin. Mr. Hare, with Patsy, Anthony, and some two or three others. From New Jersey, Mr. Laird has, in addition to Fashion, Delaware, Stanly Eclipse, Yamacraw, and Edith. Mr. Loyd has four others; Mr. Van Mater five.? On the Island Mr. Conner has three?Dunnegan, Li vingston, and a three year old. These are certainly sufficient to produce as fine a week's sport as has ever come off in this neighborhood, and will doubt less command as great an attendance as ever took place on a like occasion. It will be satisfactory to know that every precau tion will be taken to keep the track clear, preserve the peace, and give every one a fair chance of seeing and the animals of winning. We have been waited u|K?n by the officers of the police who are engaged for the occasion, who state that should the slightest attempt be made to create disorder, the individuals so doing will be marked, and that if they are not im mediately arrested, will not be allowed to es cappe with impunity on the following day? in which matter, the officers will be supported by the persons and purses of the members of the Jockey Club. 7 All other arrangements are equally satisfac , lory ; the directors of the Long Island Railway are i bestirring themselves to aflord tne public most ample I means 01 conveyance to and from the course. Eve | ry day previous to the great race, the trains will stop j at the places where these celebrated horses are training. On the days of the races, the trains will ] run from seven in the morning, up to within fifteen 1 minutes of the starting of the horses. The tunnel in Atlantic street, just completed, half a mile in length, will be lighted up for this occasion for the first time, and will be used as a station from which to start alternate trainsevery fifteen minutes. The most pleasant trains will be from 7 to 10 o'clock; the cars are nearly all new and good, and their locomotive power is of the most ample and perfect character. All will go comfertably and promptly and return in good time. The Great Pedestrian Match at New Or leans.? Ell worth is progressing with his great un j dertaking of walking 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours. On the first inst., during the day he made a change in the starting of each mile, commencing at twenty minutes before the end of every odd ana at the be ginning of every even hour. During the night he suffered very much from pains in the legs caused by walking his miles on the plank floor under the main pavilion. He, however, slept sound during the time allotted for rett. During the day he walked upon the course which was very heavy in consequence of tne rcpeated showers. He i>erf'ormed his 26 miles in 6 hours, 12 minutes and 24 scconds. The odds ; are 5 to 2 against his completing the task. Extensive arrangements are being made in St. | Louis for the ensuing meeting, to commencc on the 19th inst. In an English paper there is an account of a large wager having been laid by the keeper of a hotel, to ride his horse, not more than fourteen hands one inch high, twenty-four miles in an hour and a half. The rider's weight was near fourteen stone, (one hundred and ninety-six pounds.) Time was backed two and three to one against the horse; yet he won the match, with eight minutes to spare, and without any symptoms of distress, and there was no doubt that with a lighter weight he could get over twenty-six miles "with the greatest ease." Trotting.?A very interesting trot came off on Friday at the Red House, for a purse of $30, best 3 in 5 under the saddle, in which Unknown made her self known as "Nelly Grey," of which the follow ing in the result: C. H. Unrtine'x g. m. Nelly Orey 1 ] | Jarknon'a g. g. .Stockton a 3 2 Z Briga'i eh. g. Ephraim Smooth 3 j 3 1.. Uo(f?r?' rh. g. Little Fall* 4 4 4 1 . Brook*' br. m Dutch am Maid drawn Tine, 1*8? I.NTKUESTKfG FROM Bl ENOS AyJUS.?'The Poult-| ney, Cajit. Mo watt, arrived last nifjht from Buenos Ayres with advices of the 8th March. The edict relative to all vessel* touching at Mon tevideo is in full force. An American brig had been ordered off from Buenos Ayres, in consequence of having communicated with the former place. The British Packet of the 1st says:? Tlic tallica have been completely turned on the non blockader* of Montevideo, and Admiral Laine may be ?aid, in a measure, to have changed placei with Admiral Rrown; a large proportion of the notifying duty falliiif; to hii ihare. Had the French Commander-in-Chief dreamt that such would have been the result of his rasli proceed ing, we think be woi)ld have paused ere he interfered to disturb the Argentine Government in the exercise of its belligerent right. Less fortunate than Commodore 1'ur vis, he has not the gratification of seeing his injustice re dound even temporarily to the advancement ot the cause for which he did not scruple to perpetrate it. The effects of the decree of the 13th ult. are already seen in the de serted state of the port of Montevideo, no foreign vessels now existing there; an.1 when there are so many foreign squadrons in those waters, whose duty it is to warn the shipping of their respective nations of the danger to which they are exposed in touching at Montevideo, ii may be reasonably expected that those effects will, ere long, be more keenly felt by the intrusive authorities and foreign mercenaries who hold precarious sway in the capital of the Orieutal State. We have heard an ap prehension expressed that, from the stringent terms of the decree, injury may accrue to vessels without any in tention on the part of their commanders to violate it; but we are certain, from the benovoleut disposition uniformly evinced by the Argentine government towards foreign commerce, that, in all cases of accident or misfortune, or where fiaud is not actually attempted, every reasonable allowance will be made. The same paper gives the annexed intelligence from the seat of war. [F rom the British Packet, Feb. 93.] Despatches from Oeneral Servando Gome/, bearing date at Arroyo Malo, the 9th and 10th inst., hare been published. Rivera was on the 6th at Yaguari, harassed by the flying division of the liberating forces. On the 6th Lieutenant Romero routed the Riverista Major Braga and a party of SO men at the sources of the Tacuarembo Grande: the Major and 15 men being left killed on the field. On the 7th Major Neyra surprised and captured another Riverista party of 10 men, among whom were the three brother* Gallinares, men of a very daring cha racter, who had rendered great services to Rivera in the conveyance of communications. President Oribe has issued decrees in unison with that published by the Argentine Government on the 13th instant. The late American packet schooner Fame, purchased by the Government of Buenos Ayres, and fitting out as a man of war, hoisted the Argentine flag for the first time on Wednesday last, and was christened by the name of the "Maypu,' in honor of the victory obtained at that place on the 6th April, 1818, by the army of the united Provinces of the River Plate, under the command of Gen eral 8an Martin, which emancipated Chili from the do minion of Spain. The sponsor* on the occasion were the son and daughter ef H. E. the Governor, Don Juan and Dona Manucla Rosas. The Maypu mount* six long eighteen pounders, has a crew of 110 men, including ma rines, ana is commanded by Captain Alvaro Alzogaray. A picture representing the battle of Maypu, has been suspended in her cabin. On the 18th ult. a party of Riverista marauders, who had made an inroad into the department of Maldonado, were cut to pieces by a detachment of the force* of Gen eral Ignacio Oribe. Subsequently Rivera, eluding, by a precipitate flight, the pursuit of General Servando Gomez, made a sudden attack on the town of Cerro Largo, in the hope of taking it by surprise; but the inhabitants, as on a lormer occa sion . gallantly drove him back with great loss. Amongst the killed he left upon the field, wai the notoriou* Col. Cabral. The rebel horde after this severe discomfiture immediately retreated, but not before it had lai d waste the country, burning every rancke in the environs of the town. Great hopes were entertained that General Urqui za, who, on receiving information of Rivera's movement, had commenced a rapid march, would succed in over taking him. Bvenos Avars Market, March 1.?Doubloons, Spa nish, $306 a $'208 each; do Patriot, 197 a 199 do; Plata, macuquina, 11 all} do for one; dollars, Spanish, 12^ a 13 j; oarh; do Patriot and Patacones, 13j a 12i do; six per cent stock, 80 do per cent; Exchango on England, 4} a per dollar; do trance, 43 a 44 J cent per dollar; do Rio Janeiro, 13j a 13j per cent premium; do Montevideo, 12 a 13} do; Carneiro, United States, 13 per U.S. dollar; Hides, Ox, for England and Germany, 44 a 48 per pesada; do France, 39 a 43 do; do North America, 38 a 39 do; do Spain, 43 a 43 do; do salted. 37 a 44; do Horse, 45 a 18 do each; Calf Skins, 43 a 44 per pesada; Sheep Skins, com mon, 24 a 25 per dozen; do, fine, 30 a 33 do; Deer Skins, 9 a 10 do; Goat Skins, 36 a 37 do; Nutria Skins, $6 a per lb.: Cliinchilli Skins, $70 a $80 per dozen; Horse Hair, short, $33 a $34 per arroba; do mixed, 36 a 38 do; do long, 85 a 95 do; Wool, common, washed, 33 a 38 do; do picked, 35 a 40 do; do, shorn from skins, 35 a 40 do; do, mestiza, dirty, 13 a 30 do; Tallow, pure, 14 a 18 do: do raw, 8} a 12 do; do, with groase, 13 a 11 do; Jerkea Beef, 25 a 36 per quintal; Horns, mixed, 300 a 350 per thousand; do, Ox, 350 a 400 do; Shin bones, 50 a 70 do; Hide Cuttings, 39 a 22 per 100 lbs.; Ostrich Feathers, white, 8 a 10 per lb.; do,black, 6 a 61 do; Salted Tongues, 5 a 6 per dozen; Salt, on board, 14 a 16 per fanega; dis count, 1} a 2} per cent per month. The highest price of doubloons during the week, $210. The lowest price $196. The highest rate of exchange upon England during the week 4}d. The lowest do 4jd. News from Havana?Four days Later.?By the Rapid we have received files up to the 30th ult. J There was an undertaking contemplated to estab lish a line of Bteauiboat communication between the island of Cuba and Porto Rico, for the purpose of transporting the mails between the two Islands. The steamboat Natchez was to be the pioneer in this line, and the government had agreed to afford a certain degree of support to strengthen the enterprise. It was to commence in all this month, and on the route to Porto Kico they are to touch at the various jwrts of Gibara, Mayari, and Baracoa?also Neuvitas. The Habaneros were rejoicing over the increase of omnibuses in their city. [Correspondence of the Herald-] Havana, April 29, 1345. Our Island continues in its usual quiet state, as respects politics, the jars and discords of the mother country never reaching us. Some little ex citement was caused a few days since by the disco very that the Court room, occupied by the Military Commission for the trial of persons implicated in the conspiifcy of last yea, had been entered between Saturday night and Sunday morning, and the re cords of several of the principal cases destroyed.? The " Fiscal," (corresponding to our Attorney Ge nerals -was immediately arrested and sent to the Mo ro, wnere he still lies. Gold had no doubt crossed many palms before the court room could be entered. Yesterday Mr. Paullen made a successful ascen sion from the bull-ring at Kagla, opposite the city, and descended about three miles from town without accident. This is the first successful ascent here for fifteen years. Ex-Consul Irish is advertising his suburban farm for sale. On-dit that he goes to Washington to feed from Uncle Sam's crib. Great desire is manifested here to know if Gen. Campbell is to be removed.? Rumors of a new Consul have reached us, but as yet we have seen none. Do ask Mr. Polk. The bark Sylphide, Choate, from Boston, got ashore on the Punta rocks to-day, while coming into |>ort. Took out some little cargo, and was taken oil by a steamer and brought in. Damage, immaterial. Sugars continue so inflated that very few dare touch them. Prices arc above all limits from abroad, say 9||13a 13|f 17 rs. Stocks large. Coffee, very little oftering-i Molasses is dull again and freely offered at 6 rs.;no takers. More will he exported than was counted one month since. Exchange?London 14 o 14J; New York 2 prem. Freight to Europe XI 10s. Boston and New York very dull. Yours, Lucerne. Very Late from Bermuda.?We have received the Bermuda Herald of the 1st inst. The English frigate Electra had arrivod at Bermu da from Galveston, Texas, on her way to England, bearing despatches from the British Minister at Tex as. The reports transpired from her, are that the Mexican Government have agreed toj acknowledge the indepen-dence of Texas, [on condition that the Texans do not annex themselves to this Union. Soma of tho inhabitants of Berbice have forwarded a petition to the Court of Policy, praying that a portion ol that country may bo turned into a penal settlement.? Somewhere on the Coranlyne river is mentioned as the I locality of the settlement, which it ii proposed shall be thiown open for the accommodation of the criminals ?ent across the seas, of all the West India islands. Sir Henry McLeod, of Trinidad, had returned from Ja maica. The month of March had been uninterruptedly fine and favorable for sugar making. Emigrants con tinued to arrive from the neighboring island. The first Coolie ship was daily expected from India. The present crop' season in Barbadoes has been the most favorable that the planters have had for some years A shaft of very superior coal has been discovered on Grove plantation ostato, which, for plantation purposes, is considered fully equal to the imported Knglisn coal. The import duties at St. Vincent have been considera bly reduced. Sir Charles Fittroy had returned to Antigua. The ap proval of the new franchise act by her Majesty, had been officiallyinotified. The new Governor of Dominica, Colonel George Mac Donald, with his lady, and daughter, arrived there from England on the 17th ult. President Scott, who succeeded to the civil govern ment of Tobago on the recent death of Gen. Darling, died on the 14th ult. Thus within one month has the co lony been deprived of two of her ruler*. News from Key West.?The Kty fVctt Gattttt of the 26th ult. gives the annexed intelligence:? The British surveying ship, Thunderer, arrived here on the 24th inst. from Nassau via Havana, on a cruise She brings the report that fears are entertained of there being a pirate in the tilcinity of Nassau. Several vessels are missing from the Bahamas, and the inhabitants fenr they hare Deen taken by a pirate, tliey being employed in fishing, and were never before known to be so long ab sent. Sereral other vessels have been chased by a mnall | brig, painted black, with very raking nin'ts, which hns been cruising around the neighboring koy? for several { days on an unknown purpose. The Court Martial convened at this place for the trial of Lieut. Thomas 8. J. Johnson, nth infantry, and which has been in ??(lion shout three weeks, closed Its fittings I to-day, having adjonrned over to Tutaday no*t to hear the formal defence of tho aocund. Literature, die. Dr. Lewis's Dissertations on Plato.?This vol ume exhibits great critical skill and philosophic acu men ; it comprises a series of able dissertations and annotations, u|>on the well-known l)efence of De ism of Plato, from the pen of Prof. Lewis. One design of this work, as we learn from the introduc tion, is to serve as a text-book for senior classes in colleges, with a view of exhibiting in connection with the Platonic, the other systems of Greek phi losophy, and their bearing upon the christian theolo gy. Besides, therefore, commending itself general ly to scholars and literary men, it cai'iiot fail of proving a valuable addition to the libraries of cler gymen, See. Its appearance is opportune, when ul ira-liberalisin of sentiment seems to be obtaining as much in the matters of our theological, as in our political creeds. Ilarper and Brothers are the pub lishers. Harper's Illuminated an Illustrated Bible. This popular and splendid work is hastening on to completion; the 26th number is this day issued by the Harpers, bringing the text down to the conclu sion of Proverbs, and commencement of Ecclesias tes. The illustrations are very excellent, and the pa|>er and typography are equal to anything we have seen in American books. Large as the circulation of this work is, we have reason to believe, if all even who knew its high merits, were to subscribe for the book, it would be more universally orna menting the centre tables of our own, and neigh boring cities. Barnes's Notes on the Ephesians.?A new vol ume of the Commentary on the books of the New Testament, by liev. Albert Barnes, forming the eighth of the new series, has just been sent us by the publishers, Messrs. Harper and Brothers. It

comprises the Epistles to the Ephesians, Phillippians, and Colossians; we have not been able to look criti cally at the work, and happily this is not requisite, the well-deserved reputation of the writer are abun dantly sufficient to secure a passport for this new volume of his ' Notes' to the thousands who have so long valued its predecessors. At the present time, when so many of the religious anniversaries nre being convened, it might not be amiss to call ' Se special attention of any who may not have > en these ably written volumes of Biblical annotation. Theatricals, &c. The French Courier states, that the French Com pany will appear here at the Park theatre early in June, consisting of the following performers:?Mile. Calve,and Madame Casini, who is to be the second prima donna, and Madame Stephen Cceuriot replaces Madame Lecourt. M'lles Maria and Eugenie, Madame Mathieu and Madame Richer, who are all favorably remembered. The men are M. Arnaud, the first tenor, M. Coeunot, the buffo; Garry barytone, Douvey, first bass; Moutajeur and Richer, DessonviUe and Matthieu. M. Eugene ?revot, distinguished for his instrumental powers, and for his talents as a composer, will be the leader of the orchestra, which is to contain six of the best musicians of New Orleans, who came here with the company. The operas of Robert Le Diablo, Les Huguenots, La Reine de Chy ple, La Favorite and La Juive, are among those which will be brought out by the company. Ole Bull gave his second and last concert on the 39th ult. at Concert Hall, St. Louis. The intereit felt to hear the great musician seemed not the least abated on this occasion?the immense hall being as on thefirst night, , jam up full. There was also a large crowd assem bled in front of the building to hear this wonderful per former. The theatres in Philadelphia are doing well. At the Walnut very good houses every night. Scott, Da venport, Wheatley, &c., exert themselves to please, and are very successful. At tho Arch, the "Wandering Jew" attracts by its mystery and splendor. At the Na tional, Conner and Mr. Freer are the start?both popular perforators. The National closed last evening. In the fall this establishment will be re-opeued with a dramatic and equestrian company equal to any other in the world. The General says so, and it will be done. De^Begnis' reception at Boston, at Mr. Maeder's Annual Concert, was on Friday evening most enthusias tic. Ho was received with three rounds of applause, and each of the pieces he gave was encored. Mis? (our) Ma ry Taylor was equally well received. There were about l'JOO poisons present. The Bhaksperian Nights of Mr. Murdoch are un dergoing repetition in Philadelphia. Mr. M. returns to the stage, probably that of the Park theatre, in August next, at the opening of the new season. The Bellringers were at St. Louis at the last ac counts. Tne editor of the Reveille says :?These gen tlemen stand up behind a long table loaded with bells, and plav away for all the world like a fourteen legged musical box. Movnncnti of Travellers. Seldom, at this season of the year, in the stillness of commercial transactions, have the hotels presented a more crowded or interesting catalogue ol travellers, (attracted by the excitement peculiar to the forthcoming races) than the present. The names uot ocly of some of our most distinguished Southern sportsmeu may be found upon our necessarily abridged list, but those of Canadian gentlemen who are interested in the contest that wili be decided on Tuesday ; and as far as we learn, this is but a small proportion 01 those who are now on their route, both from the South and the North, to the scene of this deeply interesting competition. We found, amongst a multitude, at the American.?Samuel Powers, Nevr Orleans ; Messrs. Rich and Loder, Philadelphia; R. Taylor; Major Gresham, U. 8. A.; Three Miss Champions, Savannah; J. A. BeaweU, Virginia; Duncan Linton, Natchez; Basil Drake, Scott county, Kentucky; C. A. Toler, Kentucky; and a number of naval officers. Actor, ? M. C. Nicoles, London; G. A. Barber, Toronto ; Messrs. Pepper and Hart, Philadelphia ; A. Cline, Maryland; Captain Beecher, New Orleans ; Mr. R. Allen, Louisiana; Messrs. Hastings, Curtis, French, Boston ; Butmar and Blagg, Maine ; James Kirkman, Alabama ; Messrs. Stewart, Chiltoch and Winston, Virginia: J. Prindle, do ; R. Morris, Philadelphia ; General O'Donnell, B. More, New Orleans. City?Mr. Blake, N.O.jJas. C. Smith, N.C.; M. A. Tv ler, Wilmington; E. Emerson, Boston; J. P. Wallworth, do; D. H. Abell, Albany; A. D. Heldeburn, N. O.; W. Newell, and Saml. Allen, Philadelphia. Franrlin?Messrs. Tony, Howard and Burns, Mon treal; J. Ingraham, Philad.; James M. Saunderson, Phi ladelphia; M. Greenwood, Ala.; J. Wilson, Poughkeep sie. Howard?Colonel J. G. Hatton, Va.; J. G. Gibbard and Hon. J. Houch, Schoharie; John Leming, Montreal; W. A. Houston, Pennsylvania; G. M. Lanmer, do; R. Le moin, Mr. Macpherson, Quebec; Chas. Schott, Philadel phia; C. S. Duchesney, Denis Lander, Roy, and Smith, Montreal. Globe?A. Robinson, Fall IRiver; W. Laird, Mobile; j. F. Smith, Philadelphia; W. P. Lloyd, New Orleans; Major Chas. Maepila, England; Mr. Kafcr, Canada; Geo. Parish, Ogdensburgh. Waverlv?G. W. Stenham, Providence; J. Renbell, Philadelphia; W. Williams, Georgetown; R. C. Hamb lin, Providence: L. B.Wilson, Boston; Messrs. Paino and Downer, Providence. Personal Movements. The How. Mn. Phoenix, will sail in the packet ship Stephen Whitnev on the 13th for Liverpool, the health of a member of his family makes the voyage ne cessary. Mr. Clay has sent from Ashland, Ky. recently. 10,138 pounds of hemp to New Orleans, to be shipped from thence to New \ ork. Vm. Smith, the younger brother of Joe Smith, the Mormon prophet, arrived in St. Louis, on the 39th ult. on his way to Nauvoo. "Gov. Edwards, of Missouri has issued his procla mation for the election of members of the Convention to re-model the Constitution. Courier de$ Etati Unit states, that Lamartine is soon to make a trip to this country, to study the progress of democracy. C.eorge Sand is about to visit Constanti nople. Eugene Sue, Italy ; and the new peer Victor Hugo, St. Petcr?burgh. M. Arago is about to pay a visit at Berlin to his illustrious friend, Mr. De Humboldt. The Mmiananj Herald acknowledges the receipt of two donations, of $100 each, to constitute James K. Polk and Georoe M. Dallas, Honorary members of the American Board of Foreign Missions?the former from a pensioner in New Lebanon, N. V., and the latter from a ' friend" in Pine Orchard, Greene Co. N. Y. Lyell, the geologist, will revisit the United States in the course of the present year. His book of travels in this country will soon be published by Wiley and Put man. Cooper's new novel is announced in England as the " Colony; or, the Family of Little Pago." Mr. Cherry, the whig candidate for Congress in Northampton, N. C., Is dead. H. G. Conkling has been anointed Postmaster of Brooklyn. The Bout on Journal states that (he Kev. Clement M. Butler, rector of Grace Church, in that city, (formerly of Georgetown. D. C.) contemplates a separation from the people under his care. The illness of his lady is assigned as the cause of this act?her health requiring a more con genial climate. The Rev. Mr. Pierpont, by the terms of his sepa ration with the HohLs street church, receives all his ar rearages ol salary, amounting to about $11,000. Joseph Fletcher, Esq., of London, recently gave ?300 sterling, to be expended in the purchase of books for the library of the Baptist College In Montreal. Stultz, the celebrated London tailor, has given a donation of $70,000 to the Tailors' Benevolent Society, and promises ns much moro as soon as a site for certain buildings which the Society is about to erect, can be pur chased. Stultz, though a tailor, is every inch a man. Among the passengers in the Northumberland, for London, were Judge Wm. Kent and wife, who have start ed on a general European tour. The Hon. Mr. Jewett, Charge d'Affuirs to Peru, lady, daughter and servant, arrived here yesterdny. Wo understand that they arc to take passnge to Chagres, in the U.S. schr. On-ka-hy-e, Lieut. Com. Sinclair.? Norfolk Beacon, Thursday. The irwrmge of l)T. Clymer, U. S. N.. of Phila delphia,, to the daughtorof (.'apt. Hhubrick of the navy, was expected to take pl-ice on Friday night In Washing ton. (Ion. Mr. Ingersoll, J. Fennimore Loopor, and seve ral of tlio official (fignitaries were to be present. We learn by the Philadelphia papers, that the Rev. Dr. Tyug, Hector of the Epiphany Protestant Kpiscopnl Church, of that city, has been unanimousjy elected by the congregation of St. George's, New York, to the I edi torship of that church, loft vacant by the demise o ? late lamented Dr. Milnor. . The lion. Leverett Saltonalnll, who has for s< m months past been afflicted with an election of the Ileart died at his residence in Salon), on the ?th Inst, at the age ?f\V }\V*Cherry, whig candidate for Congress in North Carolina, died suddenly at Northampton Court liousa Isst week. City Intelligence. Fire.?Yesterday morning about three o'clock, a moit alarming fire broke out in the Mechanic* conrt, Vande water itreai, which,amongst other dire effect*, interrupt ed the nuptial blii* of a new married couple, who had re tired a ihort time previou* lv to the arnu of "Morpheus," but we are happy to learn Ujey escaped without receiv ing any injury. Tho ho u*e which took fire belonged to a Mr. Prubyn, who had it rented to different iamiliei, amonpt whom were tho above mentioned individual*. The lire took it* origin in a front room u*ed a* a letting apartment, oQ' which w a* a small cloiet, occupied a* a dormitory,and in which were located Mr. and lady. The premise* were insured. Police Office, May 10.?Roancar?The trunk of Mr John M. Rutherd, of 386 Pearl street, was broken open by *ome house thief and robbed of about $'J60 in gold coin of variou* descriptions, and about $100 iu bill*. He ha* not the ilighteit suspicion of who robbed him. Bi-rularv in the Dat Time.?The house of Mr. llonry Baker, in 37th itreet, between the Ninth and Tenth Ave nue*, wa* entered yesterday morning and robbed of a gold watch and a silver one, silver tea pot, ipoona, fork* and other article* worth about $400. No arrost. The thieve* do not appear to be much in fear of the M. 1* '*, but will have to look out when the new bill goes into operation, for men will have the management of the force who " know a hawk from a haudsaw," even if the wind does not blow from the South, and know a pickpocket or thief when they see him. Scarcely any business wa* performed at either of the Police Office* to-day. The New Justice.?Barnabu* W. Oiborue, recently appointed Special Justice of Police, commenced the dutie* of his office on Wednesday, but as yet has not had any business of importance before liim. Everv one is satis fied with thi* appointment,as Mr.Osborne is known to be honest and faithful, and to poneis the knowledge and experience necessary to make an able and efficient ma gistrate. If the party had taken qualifications into con sideration before, we should not have been compelled to report the proceedings of the County Court. Coroner'a Ofllce?Mat 10.?Found Drowned?The body of an unknowu man waa found floating in the Last river, at the foot of Walnut street, thi* morning, and waa taken to Jhe Dead Houie for recognition. Ho waa drett ed in it black frock coat, black cloth pant* with (trap*, fashionable boot*, black *atin vest, blue satin stock. In his watch fob was a silver watch and upon the little Anger of his right hand were two gold rings. In his coat pocket was a pack of playing cards. Tho body was about five feet nine inches long and the head covered with a thick crop of brown hair. The body had, from appearances, been in the water for a long time. Common Council. Board or Alderman?Vt 6 o'clock last evening, agree ably to adjournment, a small number of the Aldermen assembled and waited for sometime, when a quorum not being present, it was agreed to re-assemble at 8 o'clock. At 8 o'clock only about haif a dozen members assem bled, and after waiting three quarters of an hourtbey de parted. The Board will meet at 4 o'clock on Monday aftor noon. Board or Assistants?This Board met last evening, W. Everdell, Esq., in the chair. The reading of the minutes were dispensed with. The report of the Committee on Charity and Alms, in relation to the landing of passengers, (aa abstract of which appeared in yesterday's Herald,) was taken up and concurred in. Report in favor of cleaning Grand street,and charging the cost to the Street Contractor?Adopted. After passing a few unimportant papers from the Board of Aldermen, tne Board adjourned. Special Scaalona. Mat 10? The Navy vt. the L?nt Friday morn ing, a tall, lix foot, jolly looking Jack-tar, with a pair of whiskers that would favorably compare with a itaga pirate, and a pair of eyes equal only to the vary finest specimen of Albino, done in crimson?dressed la a pair of blue sailor's trowsers, blue check'd shirt and blanket coat, who stood twaddling about, a chip hat in his hand, rollocked up to the bar, and turning an enormous quid of tobacco in his check, made a scrape of the foot, and a duck of the head at the bench. Clckk?Geo. Hyatt and John M. Cadden. Sailor?All aboard, ye'r honor. Voice?Here, sir! CLeaa-Walk up here, Mr. Hyatt. Mr. Hyatt, a gentleman belonging to the army of the United States of America, otherwise known as one of Uncle 8am's boys, a short, trim, compact-built fellow, in the very tidiest well brushed undress coat that could possibly be, buttonod up tight in the throat, marched up to the witness stand as straight as a musket, and in three movements, succeeded in placing his hand upon the Bible and was sworn. His spech was short, prompt and to the point, and evinced as much drilling and military discipline as did his personal bearing. Coi rt?Well. Hyatt, what did this man do to you ?? Tell us the whole story. Soldier?Yes sir ! Was going up Chatham street a few evenings since when the prisoner came up and with out cause commenced the action by giving me a blow in the jaw which knocked me over, and caused me to strike on my forehead, nose and chin, and dislocated three of my front teeth, so that I havo been unable to eat with them since. Citizens came up and desired me to make a complaint, and have the man arrested. I couldn t t4l that ho struck me, but they saw it. Ricordbk?How is this Cadden 1 Bailor?Hold hard your honor, and hear my y*n afore you enter that 'ere in your log?(taking a fresh quid.)? You see as how I was cruisin along Chatham square, with a little more nor my allawance aboard, 1 sees this ere chap as 1 cespects, cox he wears Uncle Sams togs as veil as myself, booming along ahead, like a ship in distress among the breakers, with a whole squad of queer looking craft a followin his wake. Well, sir, I sees as how they was all on :em groggy, and wern't up to no eood nothcr. So 1 kept a sharp look out on 'em, an 1 sees one lubber up, and fetch him a clipper right under his main port. 1 interfered, when they all gives me a shove, an' I had to turn to and pitch into 'em. Well, sir, in the scrimmage they shoves him, and he fetches up all stannin', with his figur head aghi the lamp post Soldier?(Incredulously)?That wouldnt have dislo cated my teeth! ..... . .. . .. Sailor?(Rolling the quid and looking at the Court) My eyes ! Why, your Honors, I wouldn't want to hurt him -Lord love him, no, I'd rather give him a glass of grog any time o' day. (Laughter.) ... - Recorder?You belong to ournavy, don t you 7 Sailor?(Proudly, with another scrape of the foot and duck of the head)?Yes, your Honor, Macedonian frigate, sir. Recorder?And you to the army 7 Soldier?(Saluting involuntarily)?Yes, sir. Recorder?This won't do, Cadden. ^ ou shouldnt conduct yourself in this manner. Sailor?(Looking down and twirling his hat)?Well, 1 know, your Honor, but you see I'd got a day's liberty, an' the fact is I got a little hearty or so. (Looking up with a half grin.) You know we all do sometimes, your Honor. (Laughter.) Recorder?But that's no excuse for beating this man. We wish the armv and navy to support each other, and not have one fall ioul of the other and cripple it. (Laugh ter.) Now, if we will suspend judgment, will you go aboard ship directly ? Sailor?(Delighted, and wiping with the baek of his l is hand the apit from the corner of his mouth)? Aye ! aye, your Honor. SoLDiEa?That will suit mc exactly, sir. Recorder?Then go. Mr. Martin, you take him in tow and place him alongside. .... Sailor?Thank your Honora. Heave a-hcad there? ain't 1 in luck?that's what I call justice. This ere's the greatest Court in the'Nited States. Uttering those expressions in a half audible voice, causing a vast deal of laughter, the sailor rolled out of Court, nitching up his trousers as he went, followed by the good-natured soldier, and preceded by the officer, Martin. Superior Court. Before Judge Vanderpoel. May 10.? Robert J-'. fVentlow vs. Janet R Palmer.? This was an action to recover the amount of two bills of costs, amounting together to $316 for defending suits brought against the defendant in the Supreme Court.? For trie defence it was contended that there was no good defcnce to the suits in the Supreme Court, and that, there fore, the attorney was not entitled to charge lor his ser vices ; it was also insisted that the said suits in the Su preme Court were upon two promissory notes on which defendant was an accommodation endorser, and that the defence set up was. that the person suing on them was not the bona fide holder, but that the same belonged to one Kaulkener, an absconding debtor, and were in his possession at the time of the first publication of the order attaching the property of the said debtor jand that although these facts, if proved, constituted a good dcfence at law, it was the duty of the attorney to have ail vised proceed ings in Chancery in the nature of a bill of interpleader. It was shown, however, by the plaintiff that he was retain ed to defend the suit, after proceedings had proceeded so far as to have pleas filed for the defendant?by another attorney for whom plaintiff was afterwards substituted? and that he subsequently advised his client to become a party to a bill of interpleader which he resolutely decline doing, and that the plaintiff thereupon filed the bill in the name of the maker of the note alone, and oujoiuod pro ceeding* in the suits at law as against the maker of the notes, allowed the suits to go on against the endorser and verdicts were taken against hiin; and thereon judgment and executions. The Court charged that if plaintiff had betrayed a want of skill and judgment in tho conduct of these defences he was not entitled to recover, but that he was not open to censure for not instituting proceedings in Chancery by bill of nterpleador, unless he had been di rected to filo such a bill by the defcnce. The trial of the cause occupied threo days ; a large number of witnesses were examined, and the case attracted much attention and interest. . Verdict for plaintiff $341 24, being amount of bills ol costs and a counsel trial fne. For plaintiff, Robert F. Winslow plaintiff in person; for defendant, Scoles and Cooper. Before Judge Oakley. Mat 16?Dinneford is. Palm,-This was an issue, brought up from ono of the lower Courts, to try the '1 tlon of right of possession. The subject _hicu ted some discussion in the theatrical circles, with which the readers of the Herald are already -m.Ilt It appeared that tl.c plaintiff. In virtue of took possession of the premises knwwn a?i montti House, for which he was to pay a sun. of per monu in advance ; and the defendant ,'L? ? leged, regretting the '^argata^ or th? 1)romillei. T|,e caused him to be forcibly ejecicu i r on the ?"?* triTclS'"" direction of tho COBrt, ron p|nlntlff ) lia(1 obtained plaintiff and held thaUf^ *** wlt? Uie or(}in.ry form of possession not defendant was an appeal to a la gaTtribu".;? end not ejection, W si ormis from the pre mises. _________ Common Plea*. Before a full Iionch. Mat 10. ?Decisions.? Martha DttraiUa, Executrix, \s. I 11 Wi/man.?Judgment of nonsuit. Meno'iet R. Carl, et nl. vs. liaac U. Head, and Hugh Martin.? This came upon demurrer, on which the court gave judgment for plaintiff. Jam hi Ho it ii, and M'lUcent, /us wife, .Id minx, of IV. Smith vs. Solo,hum Heine.?The court gave judgment for .lefenlnnt on the first plea, and for plaintiffs on tho oth ers ; but the dofen.laut, miy withdraw his plea, and amend on paymont ?>f rosta ; and tho plaintiff may also araond on pr?j inent of costs. iVorn'i I. It^oo tr itj vs. George ft ebb.?Report of refe rees coafirmed with costs. F.litha Mtrrell vs. Chrietopher Hemvitead.?He* trial ordered, and non-suit nl aside. Costs to abide the event. H'i'/iamj adt. .SAaw.?Order at chaxnben couilrmod, ihii ?u imu to |*rty. Boston* [Correspondence of the Herald.] Boston, May 7, 1845. Ship Building?Its Condition and Improvement* There is a striking contrast in the ship building here and in your city. There seem?, however, to be a great deal of activity in this vicinity just now, and such 1 believe is, or has been, the fact in New York. I have obtained a list of vessels now on the stocks here, which I send to you :? Place. Ship Yard. Venelt. Names. Tone. Eul Button.. .Bunuel Hall, Ste*m?hip, R. B. Fotbti, 750 " M'Kayfc Pick't, Packet ship, Waah. Inring, 700 " Harte 8t Wiudy, Barque, Silas Pierce, 260 " Tufts, Iron steam'r,J. Stuntess, 300 Medford Paul Curtia, Ship, Benj. Bangs, 700 Foster It Tayl'r, 3 ships, Icc., , 1,200 " Wat'ui St F.well, Barque, Douglass, 310 " ? 6 or 7 vessels, ? 1,000 Fifteen or sixteen ressels 5,250 These vessels are named, but not, probably, with strict accuracy. Their owners may label them dif ferently when launched. Names, however, amount to little at present. The iron Bteamer, building at Tufts, at East Bos ton, is intended for a harbor boat, and will be pro pelled by the submerged screw. The Washington Irving is to be one of the new line of Liverpool packets, lately established in this city. She is a fine vessel, ana will occupy the va cancy occasioned by the. loss of the Dorchester, in the terrible gale of the 12th of December. It is per ceived that she is much smaller than your new packet ships. In beauty of model, and in strength, also, she is inferior. All ships here, with, perhaps, a few exceptions, appear to be constructed on tno cheap and money making principle. There is no desire to improve American navul architecture ; the all-absorbing idea being to obtain as much cargo room as possible. Hence, you rarely hear of Bos ton built ships making quick trips. Hence the su perior reputation of New York ships in all parts of the worla. In seeking to obtain cargo room, speed is necessarily sacrificed. The steam ship on the stocks, in Samuel Hall's yard, is an exception to every rule in ship building in this city. This is the vessel that has created so much interest in New York, from the fact of her being a pioneer to a line of American ocean mail steamers. I noticed that you have already antici pated all others in describing this steam ship; and I, therefore, have but little to add. I can confirm, however, all your statements relative to her. It is the intention of her owners to make her perfect in every respect, and test the capacity of Americana to support an American line of steam vessels. She will cost $70,000. and be large enough to carry thirty-five first class canin passengers, probably an equal num ber of second class passeng ere, and one or two hun dred in the steerage. In addition to this, the will have nearly one thousond tons cargo capacity. It is very probable that this ship will make your city her western depdt. To what port in England she will mn is yet uncertain. It is enough for you. however, to be certain that New York is selected for one of her ports of departure. She is owned by R. B. Forbes, Esq., and two or three other gentle men in this city, and when I taka into consideration the Antelope, Edith. Midas, See., all built by Mr. Forbes, I feel sure tnat the new ocean steamer will be a very superior vessel. In the contrast in the ship building of New York and Boston, all seems to be in favor of your city, with the exception of the vessels owned by Mr. Forbes. He, alone, appears to possess the spirit of improvement. In all others there is too strong a conservative or money catting principle, to ever giva an impulse to ship building in this city of sufficient strength to compete with your shipwrights. Ship building, to be successful, must partake of a* strong a desire lor speed as for space. Virginia Election.?The result may be summed up in a few words. For Congress?Democrats 14, whigs 1. For Senate?Democrats 31, whigs 11. For House?Democrat* 79, whig* 68. On Joint Ballot?De mocratic majority 34. It will be *een that Hopkins, la the Abingdon Diitrict, had a whipping race?being elect ed by only 7 over George, democrat. Rhode Island.?The Legislature of Rhode Island wa* expected to adjourn yo*terday, to meet again at Providence next month No action wa* had on Thurs day on the amnaity bill, and as both Houses contained a majority opposed to the liberation of Mr. Dorr, it wa? understood that when the bill came up it would be post poned to June. Some citixen* of Newport had petitioned the Legislature that if the liberation of Dorr was granted, all the convicts should be discharged from the State prl New Brunswick.?The queen has sent out her disapproval of Governor William Colebrook's appoint ment of his son-in-law as secretary, and the retired coun cillor* have been recalled to their places. Tho St. John Herald expects the councillors who supported Sir William will resign, and intimate* that he had better do the lame. . From the Cherokee Nation.?The Cherokee Ad' tlocate of the 17th ult is received. On the loth ult., according to previous notice, the business of receiving and registering Cherokee claims was brought to a close by Gea. John T. Mason, one of the U. 8. Commi ssioaers. "Hie Commissioners will immediately adjourn their sit tings to Washington?Col. Washington having already left for that city. It is reportea upon good authority that another of the ontlawcd Starrs has fallen in his career of crime and bloodshed. Tom Starr is said to hare died some two weeks since, at the house of his father, James 8tarr. Disastrous Shipwreck and Melancmoly Loss of Life ?We were pained to learn last evening of one of the most heart-rending disasters which has occur, red on our coast for a number of years. We are inform ed that the schooner Tom Qringle, Dean, master, which left Boston on Thursday last, for thi* port, went ashoro on Sundav night, on Dipper Harbor Ledges, in a thick fog and out of fourteen persons on board, only two esca ped?twelve of her unfortunate passengers and crew finding a watery grave ! We have not been ablo to learn the names of those who were lost, but are informed that a Mr. Gault, and a Mr. Mr. McCullough, of this city .were among the number. The two persons saved, a man and a boy, came up to the city last evening.?Boiton Bolt. Another Terrible Fire.?On Saturday last, a moat destructive fire broke out at Damanscotta Bridge Village, which destroyed nearly all of the busi ness part of the place on the cast side of tho river. About thirty-two builaings were burnt. One building owned by Richard Flanigan, and occupied by him and Isaao Chapman, also barn owned by Flanigan ; one large brick building owned by Abner Stetson, Jr., and Huston fc. Flye, and partly occupied by John R. Coffin, and t. B. French, and Mis* Priscilla Chapman, milliner; one largo three story building owned by A. Stetson, Jr., andoccu pied by Waterman Stetson and Samuel Medcalf; one building owned by A. Stetson, Jr., one blacksmith shop owned by 8. D. Erskine : one building owned by A.. Stet son Jr. and B. D. Medcalf, and occupied by D. W. Chap man and T. H. G. Marston, and above by three families a* dwellings ; one large three story building on wharf owned by B. D. Medcalf, and occupied by I T. Wales and J. L.Chapman; one two story building owned by B. D. Medcalf and occupied by Hiscock and Medcalf as a store, and J. L. Chapman a* a dwelling, and D. 8. Ford, M. D; one blacksmith shop owned by Horace Hatch; one two story building owned by Nathaniel Austiu, upper part or?"' pied by Peter Connell; ono two story building owned by Nathaniel Clapp, and occupied by Clapp kCurtis, and William Clark; two other buildings in the rear on the wharf, owned by Nathaniel Clapp, and occupied a* coo pers' shop, storage rooms, lie.; one two story building owned by do, and occupied by T. W. Harrington nnd Widow Conly; one blacksmith shop situated in the rear, owned by do, and occupied by Tyleston Clapp; one two story building owned by David Dennis and Isaac J.Chap man, (unoccupied;) one barn belonging to Nathaniel Austin, torn down, house injured; one house owned and occupied by Rufus Flye. also barn and a quantity of lumber; one two story koine owned by Joseph Morrill, and occupied by J. L. Shuman, also barn; one two sto ry building owned by Henry Medley, and occupied or him n. a dwelling, and ft. N. Brown as e'store and dwelling; ono two story brick building owned b> Samuel Gliitdcn, nnd occupied bv J. L. Shuman, fco. as a store, and J. Hussey, ns a lawyer* office; one two story building, owned by Cyrus Cotter, and occupied bv C. H. Merrill, and by Dr. John Brown, also bars and oil buildings ; one building owned and occu pied by Moses Call, physician ; one two story dwelling Wuse owned and occupied by Henry Chapman, toge her with barn ; one new two story brick building, owned by Daniel Dnv, and occupied below by A.J. Day, and abovo by J. Cotter, and by the Misses Day ; one building owned bv Hicliard Jennings, and occupied by him as an apothecary shop, kc . torn down ; afso one small barn torn down and house vcrv much injured ; one two story buildiinr owned by 8. Coffin, and occupied by him, nearly torn down ; one large three story building owned by Austin and rotter, nnd used by them as a workhouse, together with a vessel of about one hundred tons on tho stocks,pearly ready for planking, together with a con siderable qunntity of timber. A uumber of the lamilies mentioned abovo, lost all they had. while others saved a part of their furniture, 4tc., in a damaged state. Pro bably more than half of the dry goods saved was from the stores ; heavy goods, provisions, he., mostly damaged. The furniture was removed from nearly every building in the village, ami a good deal injured in consequence. Coffin, French and Hussey, lost nenrly all of their law libraries. Coffin and French saved their most valu able papers, but Hussey saved none. Dr. John Brown saved nothing. The loss of buildings and other pro perty exclusive of notes and other demands, is estimate* at not fur from *00.000 ; and there is insurance on building* and other pro|ierty at the Rockingham, t*>r ham, .Monmouth, nnd Thomaston offices for about $10,000. There appears to be no end to the (Ires H the newspa pers. Thero wa* a fire at I'ortsmouthHhe same evening of that at Dnmar.scotta Bridge, and the loss i* estimated nt *100,000. Tho Woollen l uctorv at Hncapppaiwas de stroyed by Are on Friday last. And while we in ve been putting tho aliovc in type,we have been inlJim d th t tne little village of CathunU, (Bowdoinhatn) la Lincoln county, has tieen entirely destroyed; only two house* left On Saturday thero wa* a house nnd bam biirnt in , Webster, owned by one Weymouth; the barn conteine 40 tons of hay; al*o i house and barn in i ewiston milci above tne Knlli. And yot another! On.!??? ,u"7 night ivhout linlf-r*> ?' twelve, the store in Oorham, O'.cu i p.ed by John .l*>nes nad owned by S Lo lEjfellow, of Portland, with - !,(,<?) ton < wora co.uumod.? rao inntlmi Rtcuidh', Mill Circuit t onri M*r 10?The Court was engaged in Rearing "J"'10"* iVs/i'cf,?Au adjourned Circuit C?urtrt A iMis rney be noticed fvi trl?l, wUl be beM ea WW <'??tos rney i Me*4?r m Jm?. tM*.

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