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son, three ; Houston, two ; Jackson, one ; Jasper, one ; Jefferson, one; Lamar, two; Liberty,two; Matagorda,one; Montgomery, four': Milam, one; Nacogdoches, three; Red River, three; Robertson, two; Rusk, one; Refurio, one; Sabine, one; San Augustine, two; Shelby, two: Ban Patricio, one; Travis, one: Victoria, one; and Washing ton, three Deputies; and tnat the said deputies so elected, do assemble In Convention at the city of Austin, on the " Fourth of July" next, for the purpose of considering the proposition foi the annexation of Texas to the United States, and any other proposition which may be made concerning the nationality of the Republic; and should they judge it expedient and proper to adopt, provision ally, a Constitution to be submitted to the people for their ratification, with a view to the admission of Texas, as a State, into tho American Union, in accordance with the terms of the proposition for annexation, already sub mitted to this Government by that of the United States. And the Chief Justices of the respective counties afore said will give due notice of the said elections, appoint a presiding officer in the several procincts, who will ap point the judges and clerks of said elections, and have the same conducted according to the Constitution and Laws regulating elections, and make due return thereof. in testimony Whereof, I have caused the Great Seal of the Republic to be hereunto affixed. Done at Washington, this fifth day of May, [L. S.] in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hun dred and forty-five, and of the Independence of the Republic the tenth. ANSON JONES By the President: Kbcnezkr Allen, Attorney General and Acting Secretary of State. The Fourth of July?the day upon which this Convention is to assemble?is not one upon which the interests of America ought to sufler, and hence we attribute to the President more sincerity in his sudden conversion than we should otherwise do? but of this anon. We see no mention made of the arrival of Capt. Elliott at Galveston. The McKim had not reached Galveston when the New York left. The people of Galveston gave the officers of the American squadron a ball last week, which was a brilliant and jovous affair. The New York brought a large mail from the in terior, but owing to the lateness pf the hour at which she arrived, we were not able to get a letter from beyond Galvestion. From those received from that place we have given the above summary. [From tha Houiton Telegraph, May 14.] Conores*.?Many persons have supposed that the Con gress wu at firtt called for the exprcii purpose of ap portioning the representation, deiignating the number of Delegates and the time and place for the meeting of the Convention. 91nce the Preiident has issued tho Procla mation relative to the Convention, we have often heard tho inquiry what is Congress to dot By referring to the Constitution it will be seen that no money can be drawn from the Treasury to defray the expenses of the member* of the Convention, unless a law is previously passed for this purpose. The Convention, notbeing a body recogni zed by the Constitution, can pas* no law requiring the Treasurer to pay out any money,and this officer would be compelled by his oath oiofHce to refuse to pay any portion of the expenses of the Convention unless Congress should make the necessary appropriation for this purpose. One of the main objects, therefore, of Congre**, will be to provide the necessary means to enable the Convention to proceed to business. Another object will be for Con fress to express it* assent to the resolutions submitted y President Polk. Those resolutloas provide that the assent of the existing Government of Texas shall be ob tained before theyshall go into effect. The term "assent of tho existing Government" is rather indefinite; but it was the opinion of President Polk, and of the American Charge here, that the term implied tho assent of the executive and legislative department* of our govern ment. For this reason the American Charge was ex ceedingly desirous that Congress should be called at an early period to give it* aisent to the resolution* passed by the American Congress. We understand that the President and several of the member* of hi* cabinet en tertained the opinion that Congress had no right to act upon this quottion, until it had first been submitted to the people, and they had instructed their representatives to adopt or reject the terms proposed by Hie American government. Hence the delay of the President in colling the extia session of Congress. He was willing to call it at an earlier |?riod, if he had been able to ascertain that the people were willing to accept the terms as submitted by President Polk. The people having met in their pri mary assemblies in all, or nearly all, the counties of tho Republic, and expressed thoir approbation of the terms for annexation, tho member* of Congress, doubtless, con sider themselves a* being ipecially instructed to express their assent to theie terms; and, it is probable, that a joint resolution, testifying tho assent of tho govern, ment to the terms submitted by President Polk, will be passed by our Congress. There is one other sub ject that will engage the attention of Congress. A ques tion may arise whether it will be ox|>edient that an elec tion shall be held in September next for member* of Congre**, or whether the election thall bo deferred until the American Congre** has acted upon our Constitution. If that Constitution is adopted in January, it will be ne cessary for an election to be held immediately after it* adoption, for the members of a State Legislature, fcc. ; and it will probably be advisable that the election of the member* or the next Congress should be deferred until it is ascertained whether tbRt Congress (hall give place to tho State Legislature. These, and perhaps one other Siestion relative to the extension of the boundaries of e Northern and Western counties to the Northern li mits of the Republic will probably occupy the sole at tention of Congress. They can afl he disposed of in a very short time ; and it is not improbable that the extra session will not continue more than six or eight day*. Fokt jKssur.?We learn that there nre seven compa nies of the 'id Dragoons, eight companios of the 3d Infan try, and eight companfe* of the 4th Infantry, now sta tioned nt Fort Jossup ; and two companies of the 3d In fantry _ha\e lately been ordered to remove immediately from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Jessup. It appears from thi* that President Polk intend* to have a force in readi nei* on our Kastem frontier, to aid us, if necessary, in repelling any sudden Incursion of Mexican troop*. Di-ration or ocaTARtrr.?Many of our merchants arc in doubt whether it will be advisable to import any large quantity of goods thi* ceason, owing to the probability that our tariff will cease a* soon a* it 1* ascertained that our Congres* or the Convention ha* accepted the terms of annexation offered by the government of the United States. Some entertain the opinion that President Polk will call an extra session of the American Congre** as soon as ho receive* official information that our Congreis has adopted the reiolutions submitted by him. This is an error. Wo have learned from official source* that President Polk ha* determined not to call an extra ses (ion of the American Congres*, but will wait until the period for the regular meeting of the next Congre**, and *ubmit The propositions from our government to that Congre**. Of coune no change will be made in oar commercial relation* un ' til the new conttitution of Texas has been accepted by I the American Congres*. Thi* cannot take place until i January next. It ia not therefore probable that tha least change will be ??.*? la oar tariff until that period. Indeed, M is quite probable that our tariff will continue i< force oae or two montlu alter our new oomtitutiou lie been t>iitod by the American Congress, for it will b< necenef) tbet eome law should be patted by that Cot great declaring that the tai iff of Texas shall give plant to the tariff or the Union. Several week* may expi* before this law oaa be paei> 4dotd promulgated, we ate* therefore tefely calculate that our tariff will remain uu changed until March or April next. California.?The insurgents in Uppbr Californii have completely overturned the old government and ei> tablithed a new one of their own. They captured thr Governor, Micheltorena, and all hi? troopi, and aftei compelling him to sign such articles for the surrender oi the territory as they dictated, permitted hin\to re tin with the few troops that were willing to acconipam him, to the lower province. He was teen by an Amor'i can gentleman who was travelling from the Pacific to Mexico, marching on the road towards Mazatlan, with about two hundred ragged and chop-fallen soldiers tag Sging at his heels. Poor fellow, lie has twice been com elled to strike his flag "to Yankees," once to C<ynmu ore Jonet, and recently to the revolutionists of Califor nia, led on by sturdy riflemen from the river Sacramento No doubt that the dixcomfltted chief, like his equally un fortunate comrade, Oen. Cos, curtet the "Yankee ad venturers" most heartily. It will all do no good?Mexi co has lost Texas by her folly, and she is about to lose California by similar means. She has more territory than she can protect with her wretched cowardly troops, and she has little reason to complain if the people in that dis tant and exposed province cast off a government that it only a burthen, and establish one that will yiuld them some benefit*. These people doubtlett consider that they havo some right to independence, since the Mexican go vernment has offered to sell them as cattle with the laud they occupy, to British subjects. Britiih Consulate. j New OaLEANt, 31st May, 1845. $Diar Sib?May I request you to give pub licity in your valuable journal to the enclosed copy of the judgment lately rendered by the City Court of New Orleans, in the case of Thomas Stoddard, a soamen, vs. Captain Boyce, of the British ship Eden, which I am in duced to believe is of importance to captains of vessels, and the commercial community. It is generally known that captains of British vessels arriving in this port, have been subject to great annoyance from the desertion of their crew, many of whom, after remaining several weeks absent from their duty, at groggeries and board ing-houses, have been urged by the keepers of these houses and their agents, to bring suits against the cap tains (or wages up to the very time of instituting pro ceedings. The lower city Courts have generally enter tained jurisdiction in auch cases, gT\en judgments against the captains, and vessels have been frequeatly attached when on the point of departure. Being con vinced that such a course was at variance with law and equity, as no wages could be due by the captaint, until tho voyage, for which the seaman had signed articles, was completed; I advised the captains to appeal against these decisions. John Winthrop, Esq., the counsel em ployed by the captains, who has had charge of from eighty to one hundred similar suits, has succeeded in the United States Court, and other higher courts, in ob taining a revisal of the judgments ot the courts below, on the ground of a want of jurisdiction. It is to be hoped now, in giving publicity to this case, that it will prevent a recurrence or such irregular proceedings, which, by giving encouragement to tne desertion of foreign sailors, has a tendency to demoralize the character of the seamen themselves, to lead to breaches of the peace, and at the same time, by rendering their shipping articles nugatory, to interrupt and retard the discharge and loading of ves sels. I am, Sir, your most obedient, WM. MURE, H. B. M. Consul, To Editor New Orleans Bee. (corr.) Thomas Stoddard VS, Captain Boyce and ship Eden.? The Court does not view the consent and ogreement made by the attorneys representing the parties, as a waiver of the delendant's right of appeal?13th L. R. 382, 528. The waiver of such a right, should, to say the least, be express. The facts upon which the case has been submitted, ?how that the plaintiff was an English seamen employed on board of an English vessel?that he has sued for his wages before the completion of the voyage. It is usual for American courts to refuse cognizance of such cases, and to refer the parties to their own forum. It is, therefore, ordered and decreed that the judgment of the Court be reversed, and that there be a judgment of nonsuit against the plaintiff, with cost in both courts. (Signed) T.W.COLLINS, Senior Judge. May 17th, 1845. Wolf for plaintiff and appellee; Winthrop for defendant rod appellant. Judgment Ilecorded 30th May, 1845. Opinions of Captain Mathews of the Great Western.?This favorite commander is winning " golden opinions," by his suavity of manner and nautical skill, displayed in the management of his fine vessel. The Liverpool Times of the 17th ult. says:? On the Great Western's return home a similar hand somo and honorable compliment was awarded to the Great Western's commander, in the following letter:? TO CArTAIN MATHEWS. We, the undersigned, passengers in the "Great West ern," from New York to Liverpool, cannot allow our selves to separate without embracing the opportunity to express our sonse of your uniformly kind and courteous conduct towards us, and of tho unassuming, vet digni fied and efficient manner in which you have discharged the duties of your responsible position. With our sincere good wishes for your health and hap piness, and that your future passages may be as pleasant and prosperous as the one we aro now terminating, we are, with much respect, dear sir, your friends and obedi ent servants. Signed by all the Passengers. Onboard the "Great Western," off Holyhead, 8th of May, 1815. In addition to the above complimentary testimonials,we have the further pleasure ot recording another to her attentive chief atnward. Mr. Crawford. Tiik Great Fire ji? Quebec, tec.?Livingston ft Co. have received the annexed letter relative to the recent terrible fire in Quebec. Montreal, (C. E.) Mar 81, 181ft.?The dreadful con flagration at Quebec i* the all absorbing topic of interest here at present, the principal details of which will have reached you by this time. Every exertion it making in this city to alleviate the distress of the unfortunate sufferers The Provincial Government sent down by last night's mail ?3,000 for their immediate necessities; the Catholic Bishop, Seminary and Hotel Dieu each for warded ?600, and it is said that Lord Metcalf has also sent a donation of$600. Meetings will be held this day of tho citizens, clergy, Odd Fellows, and almost every public body, to deviso immediate measures for prompt relief. The scene of the conflagration is described by eye witnesses as having been perfectly awful; men, wo 1 men, and children, absolutely bewildered by the almost instantaneous combustion of their dwellings, and in their efforts to escape from the (lames, at often rushing into the midst of danger and destruction as obtaining safety. The loss of human life must have been very great, but as yot only twelve bodiea have been recovered. One painful incident was the destruction of the Hospi tal to which, as being considered entirely out of tho reach of the conflagration, numbers of sick persons of nil classes were carried, when melancholy to relate tho building borame ignited by the flakes of fire carried from tho distance by the wind, tho unfortunate inmates una ble to help themselves perished miserably. The total loss has been variously estimated from $1,600,000 to$3,000,000. Neither the insurance companies nor the mercantile houses here will be much affected; the losses have been almost exclusively confincd to tho French Canadian po pulation, and those dry goods merchants at Quebec to whom the dealers among them were indebted for their spring atocks, consequently the loss will be very little felt here. The complaint i* general that business is not remune rative; several large auction sales have taken place dur ing the wedk, but they have mostly resulted unprofita bly. About sixty Upper Canada buyers were down hero during the past week, but moat of them have re turned home, having barely laid in sufficient to assort their stocks. We aro assured by intelligent gentlemen from Upper Canada that the stocks yet on hand are ex ceedingly heavy. The annual examination of the students of the Baptist College took plaoe last week. It went off' with great eclat. The East India Squadron.?The Columbus and Vincennes will sail to-day at noon. The cause of the detention was, that on weighing anchor one of the cables parted. This had to be repaired. Steamers will leave this city this morning at 10 o'clock to tow them out. "? List ok Officers attached to the Viwckm???:*.? Captain?Iliram l'auldiug. Lieutenants?Samuel Swart wout, ilenry French, James F. Armstrong, James C. Williamson. Surgeon? Geo. B. McKnight. I'nssed Ass't do?Augustus J. Uowie. Purser?John Y Mason, Jr.? Acting Master?Daniel Ammen. Chaplain?Jamos H. Fletcher. Professor of Mathematioi?Jarvis McDufile. Midshipmen?Dulaney Forrest, Alexander 1L Simmons, Frederick P. Baldwin, David A McDermot, Ellioot D. Wall, William C. West, Alexander A. Semraes. Cap tain's Clerk?J. H. Francis. Boatswain?John Shannon. Gunner?William Arnold. Carpenter-John Henderson. Snilmaker? Tlieo. C. Herberd. List or Orriccas attached to the Columiii-s. ?Commodore ?James Diddle, (upturn?Thomas W Wy man. Commander?Thomas O Selfrige. Lieutenants? Stephen Johnson, Percival Drayton, Oliver Tod, Joseph C. Walsh, Charles F. Mcintosh, Joshua Humphreys, James H. Strong. Surgeon?Ben^jah Ticknor. Passed Assistant Surgeon?Charles F. B. Ouillou. Assistant Surgeons? Daniel L. Bryan, Hobert K. Wail. Pursor? Kdward T. Dunn. Chaplain?J. W. Newton. Master Madison Rush. Professor? Mordecai Yarnall. Commo dore'* Clerk?E. IM. Clair Clark. Captain's Clark?Robt 11m ris. Commander's Clerk?John L. Killer. Purser's Clerk?William II, Needles. Passed Midshipmen?D. McN. Fairfax, Andrew J. Drake, Israel C. Wait, Jon'a W Wainwright. Midshipmen? Charles C. Bayard, Wm. D. Whiting, Geotge M. Dibble, Theodoric L. Walker, Byrd W. Stevenson, W. W. Low, H. A. Colborn, Edw. A. Seidell, John B. Steward, C. K. Graham, Nicholas H Van Xandt, Edward W. Henry, Jonathan Young, Ste nhen B. Luce. Boatswain?V. It. Hall, Gunner?Thos llohinxon. Carpenter?Joseph Dibble. Sailmakor?R C.Rodman. Burgeon's Steward?Wm. E.Collier. Ship's Steward- Wm. F. Uphatn. Yeoman?Wm. Hilt. Marine Olllccrs?Captain, Henry B. Tyler: Firat Lieutenant, Nath'I 8. Waldron : Second do, John C. Cash. Passengers?Hon. A. H. Everett, Commitsionei to China, and lady. Appointment by the President.?John F. Ba con, of New York, Consul of the United States for the port of Nassau, New Providence, vice Timothy Dar ling, recalled. War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Wash ington, May 31, IH46?General Order*, No. 08.?The re signations of the following officers have been aeeepted by the Presidont, to take effect at the date* tat opposite their names: Captain C. A. Waite, of 3d Infantry, a* Assistant Quar termaster, May 8, 184 V a*cond Lieutenant O. D Hanson, 8th Infantry, June 1, IMA. ? second Lieutenant A. P. Stewart, Sd Artillery, May 31,1840. By order, R, JONES, Adjutant General. mm Fi BTHica Faiticuum or the Outi f?? w 9vkdav Ytaanino.?When the Or* oommeaeed the 1MM ?u qearly easterly, but to a short time * *?wM mad to southwest, precisely the wont point it omM possibly he in, u Palmer1* (table*, where the klue had already ittained a furioui strength, wee made the meet wind ward ipot of the thickly coveted plot that Ml a prajr to the flame*. This plot It bounded tooth by Eighteenth ?treet, 140 yards, north by Twentieth street, weet by Sth avenue, and eait by the 6th. In Twentieth itreet the fol lowing houtet were destroyed : Mr.Danxiger** dwelling No. 90, occupied by four or five families; No. SB. Mr. rucker's grocery, conUined hit own and two other fami lies; No. 80, a lodging house with twelve or fifteen fami lies; No. 34, a carpenters' thop and a family of lodgers: these, together with Are or six frame houeet, oooupied by 30 or 40 famiiiet, exclusive of a weaver** shop, were ail consumed, and were the property of Mr. Rogers .Jew eler, Carmine street. In l?th street, south side, 3 brick front dwelling hotuee belonging to Mr. Livingstone, with upwards of twelve families, badly damaged, and two in the rear of these burned down; two wooden frame dwellings?number ot lodgers uncertain; 3 soap factories, nothing laved; I house, occupied as a dwelling and grocery hy Mr. Mc Leod; Mr. Donnelly's grocery; 1 brick and wood, the property of Dr. Wells, occupied at a weaver* shop; S belonging to Mr. reck, comfortable dwelling*, oooupied by Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Stevenson, and a Dutch citizen? between fire and thieve* all demolished or Bade away with; the chair factory of Mr. Storer?lost hi* atock, furniture and all; 1 kept as a Dutch porter house; the slaughterhouse of Mr. Devoe; Mr. Hughe* (tore. On the north side of the street are the following: the dwelling house owned by Charles Bartlett, occupied by Holmes, and five families; 1 by Haines and four fami lies; 1 by widow Barton and three families: 1 by Mr. Kincart and 4 families; 1 by Mr. McKenxie and8 families, 1 occupied a* a store and lodging house for 6 families; two vacant lota, with stables unoccupied in the rear; a large pile of wooden buildings, known as Storm*' Row, te nanted by near forty families; two houses belonging to Mr. Wolla, eath containing two families. In addition to this fearful array of ruin, there is to be added all those on the north side of 18th street, 0th ave nue, and the space between. Indeed, the parallelogram bounded by 18th and 19th streets, 0th avenue, and a line parallel to it, and distant 140 yards, was entirely covered by houses, every one of which were stufled full of hu man beings, mostly poor and friendles*. Perhaps the list of nearly fifty house*, containing over one hundred and forty families, given above, does not constitute above a third of the aggregate loss : therefore it may be set down as close on ono hundred and fifty^ouses, occupied by live hundred families ; which, at an average of four persons to each?a moderate computation?would give us the number of those roofless and beggared by this de solating conflagration as over two thousand. It wa* perfectly impracticable to collect more accurate atatis ticts of the loss. The houses were, it may be said with out exception, of wood, and oooupied by an obaeure, foor and heterogeneou* population?Dutch, German, ri*h, and a sprinkling of the " free and enlightened." The scene i* a moat desolate looking one : tho gloom of the smouldering ruint being aggravated by here and there a disconsolate sufferer drooping over the tite of hi* dwelling of yetterday, and the grave of hit icanty all. Mothert and children, too, are going to and fro, teeking shelter, often without tuccett, ana group* of vUitort, attracted to the place by the rumor of doatruction, are tcattered about the tcene. Krom the rapidity of the flame*, icarcely any thing wat tared. A few persons are seated under the wall of the Jewish burial-ground, in charge of a few article* saved on account of the insurer*. A few other case* of bed*, bedding, and other portable article* of housekeep ing, are spoken of at being saved ; but the whole is a mere trifle. Our reporter saw several who were totally divested of property?even tome were clad in borrowed farmenti. Complaints and expressions of distress weje card on every hand. One poor woman observed that " the little ones hadn't a tack to their backs, but a lady a-piece off'promised to give her tome for them another enquired " if they were goiug to do any thing for the re lief of the poor folks a third said " it wat a cruel time ?God mend it!" Many a brief, homely, but eloquent, because heartfolt, reflection, fell from tho lipt of those poor creaturet. It would be needlets to add that there is here a strong case for the benevolent interference of the public. A meeting is in contemplation, and we trust it will be well attended by the right kind of men. In the hollow which formed the basement of the stable* lie the remains of twenty-one horsos?the fire is still preying upon their blackened carcasses, which bear not the remotest appearance of animal bodies living or dead. The heavy ttench arising from them is insupportable to a person of any way delicate frame, yet hundred* are collected round, busy tnuffing up the iteuoh with the ut mott complacency?supposed to be natives, whose relish lor strong smells was notorious. As to tho origin of the fire, it will, in all likelihood, re main ia donbt. It is quite possible it might have occurred by neglect of tome' of Palmer't people ; but on tho other hand, it it regarded by the most intelligent about the neighborhood at caused by the hand of some malicious incendiary. Thi* view i* the more probable from the fact, that while the whole time of the nro, was short of three hours, hardly half an hour had elapsed ere thieves were detected acting in concert and purloining every thing they could get their hands on. A Mr. Hazleton, who was in bed sick, had his chamber pillaged of money and clothing before his eyes. L. K.Baker, of 37th itreot, found a bureau in the street, of which he took charge, and on carrying it to his house, found it contained money and valuo to a considerable amount. The owner may have it by applying to him. Tliore is hardly a doubt that this was dropped by tho rogues, who found it too bulky te transport rapidly. A watchman, whose name we could not procure, residing in 37th street, has several articles in his po*session,which aro only waiting the right owner. Another occurrence spoken of in connection with thi* fire, should not be overlooked?that is the removal of tho hydrant from ,thc street in front of Palmer's stables.? This hydrant was put thereat Palmer's expeme, who had also provided hose, and had every preparation made suitable tor such a contingency as that which has oc curred. By authority of the Croton water officials, thi* hydrant was removed, on the plea that the men employ ed by Palmer used to water the iiorses from it. The consequence has been deplorablo. It is believed had that hydrant been there, tho Are would have done very little damage and been quickly conquered, Have these per sons power to remove hydrants and curtail the defenco resources of tho city against destruction? Will the Orand Jury say whether it is an offence, a nuisance, a conspira cy, or what, to do so f If they do not, tho underwriter* who have to nav insurance, have a word to say in tho matter. Much harm and suffering has been caused by this fire, but if good can be drawn out of evil it were wi?e to give it a thought, lu one sense, then, the destruction of these miserable, pitiful, dirty habitations, ia a general good. More filth, vice, and degradation prevailed here than can be well described. The mania of heartless ?pecu lator* to turn a beggarly capital to the best advantage, bai brought into disgraceful vogue the practice of buy ing ground lots, and building thereon rickety, uncom fortable wooden houses, which they lot out at exorbi tant rents to that class which is at the mercy of neces sity, and must submit to any terms, or sleep in the streets. For the present there is an end of this imposi tion hero, and it is worth while taking some pains to prevent a recurrence of the evil. If tho owners of those lots are not disposed to consult propriety and decency, a littlo wholesome restraint would not be lost on them. Tliero are such things as nuisances and flagrant abuses that can be checked. Such a feature as this burnt plot was in tlie city?in the west end too?is not to be tole ratod. ? In conclusion, the trouble and confusion that is caused in seeking for saved or stolen furniture, might be ina great measure obviated. In most of the New Kngland towns and cities, no furniture is allowed to pass beyond a prescribed limit, and a fixed time is stated for the de livery of the rescued goods; thus thioves are prevented running away with their booty, and losers know where to enquire. In cases of stolen property, it is hard to make the sufferers pay for a search warrant; for instance, there are hundreds at present burned out who have not a penny to buy bread, and yet if they knew where to find some of tneir burnt articles, they must pay three dollars bofore they can search the house ol' tho thief. There is room for improvement here; if search warrants ought not to be free, they ought to be more easily accessible to the destitute. Particulars or Fiar. in BROAnwAV.?The cause of the firo, which broke out on Sunday night at the store of Messrs. Fuller and Vosburg, 333 Broadway, is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary?as after the flames were put out, the remains of a champagne basket and straw were got in an apartment where the Are took head; and from ail we could learn there was no fire near the spot, and that fire must have been conveyed by hand to tho basket However, there was not much damage done, as a number of fire companies were shortly on the spot. The premises are insured. Police OAer.-Ji'.sr. 2.?Roaaino a Mar or his Coat.?James Waters, a gentleman of notoriously bad character, was arrested charged with assaulting and rob bii.g John Mathews of his coat and handkerchief, in an alley 011 the five points. Mathews was very drunk, and not exactly in a situation to judge of hia loss. Strai.iku a Dumomi.?Eugene K'napp was arretted, charged with stealing one glazier's diamond, value $10, from James McCadden, 6th Ward Hotel, Brooklyn, while he was asleep. Labor amount or Jewei.bv at Saratoga SraiNfis.?Stolen from Congress Hall, Saratoga, on the evening of May 3l?t, a large i.lack travelling beg, one splendid diamond ring, a cameo breastpin, representing a viadona, one mourning ring, one mourinng pin, a small golp fJeneva watch,chased on the back, and one braided gold chain, with a diamond watch guard. There are some curious and interesting circiimtances about this affair, the particulars of which we for the present withhold. Assault ar a Domestic urois hrr Mistress.?Ellen O'Brien was arrested, charged with assaulting Mrs. Pat tit, the proprietor oi the Battery Hotel. Ellen has been a servant in her employ for some time, but a few days since was caught stealing silver spoons,etc. Mrs. Pettit, out of pity, allowed her to go unpunished, aadaow ia re paid by Mien's rudely striking her. Stealing Weariwi Aehrei..?Mary Riley was arrest* ed charged with slanting one ^nllco dress and a quantity of female's clothing,iruin Mary Mclntyre, 0 Cross street. Committed. Stealijsci Winks.?A black man, by the name of Riley, was charged with stealing upwards of a$100 worth of wines from the collar of Mr*. Cowlng'a house, 170 Bleer.k er street. Riley, who was a servant in the tonlly.^as found drinking a bottle of the delicious beverage with his lady love, a white young lady, to whom he said he was engaged to be married. Coroner's Ofllec. Jure 9.?The Coroner held an In quest on the body or Thomas Brown (colored) at the Park deed hous* Verdict, " Came to his death by being accidentally drowned." It appoars from the evidence that Brown was on board the sail boat Crystal in the North river, and that he was at the helm when the steam boat Arrow came down and accidentally run into the vessel, causing her to be thrown on her side and throw iac Brown overboard. Assistance was rendered, but all in vain. Mr. ISdiT'IR r? Sir?Ail.iw 111- to <? ?tv v thT. rr'i the column* of your vaiuuli pjp.* ,ntj ?>1' ' 1 l,(l heartfelt thank? to Captain ku.'...-, < t i..f >t aiaboat Belie, for Ma kind and jpnte;n ii cure oi my child daring the tiflM he strayedfrom home on board his boat to Albany. Jas. Byrjcks, No. 8 Bnrclay street.