Newspaper of The New York Herald, July 6, 1845, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated July 6, 1845 Page 1
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i rnm^amaaBmrnmamBassaes^mmmeBSSsmaammsmmmmasmme^mam THE NEW YORK HERALD, Vol. XI., IT*. 183? Wltol* No. ?MS. NEW YORK, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 6, 1845. Prig* Two Conta. THE FOURTH OF JULY Celebration in New York. The morning of the Fourth was bright and fair, and , both earth and heaven seemed to unite in the cele bration of the day. A gentle and refreshing breeze temi*-red the intensity ot the mid-summer sun, and the weather was in all respects singularly propitious. From early mern 'till near midnight the streets of the city were filled wiUi thronging crowds, but no gross breaches of the public peace marred the occasion and very few accidents occurred. It was matter of uni versal and gratifying remark that so little in temperance was apparent. On the whole, the cele bration in this city passed off very quietly-more I quietly than any previous "Fourth of July" in our J recollection. The City ? The Battery and the Hay. ? The military were all astir at an early hour, and by halt past 8 0 clock . Kroadwuy presented a most lively aspect, as the dii (.-rent companies of artillery marchcd down towards the Battery. There was a very numerous ?urn-oul of the vurious companies, both loot and horse, Xa Uonal Guard, Scottish Guard, Lancers and Huas^rs .11 accompanied by their respective bands. Fh? General Officers and their Stalls, u? aH the pride ol urancing chargrra, cocked hata, streaming leathers, and lace-bedizened uniforms, astonished the country '"who, at this early hour, were pouring intone ?itv from all the various ferries. The weathei was moa propitious lor the celebration, and the cool morning presented a more enlivening prospect to >the mrtitarv than did the scorching weather which they met witl'i during their parade and march on the day | of tlie Jackson procession. On arriving at the Bat- I ii i v at 9 o'clock tkey were formed intoline, and re- | viewed by MajorGeneral Sandtord, after which they took up their line of march from the Battery to Whitehall, and thence through Broadway to War- , ren street, down Warren to West Broadway. through West Broadway to Chambers street, thence to Cen ta> street a nd the ncc to the east gate of the Park, where after paving the honors ol a marching salute to the Mayor and Corporation, and firing a fete di ioic they were dismissed. The scene at trie Battery was not so lively as we have seen it on similar occa sions in former years, though it was crowded to ex cess in the morning. Boys bring crackers, women trightened at the same, and people walking up and down in search of enjoymenu compmed pretg much all that was goin<| on. 1 here appeared to he but a small amount of^ drinking and carousing in this part of the city, and in fact, in the afternoon the Battery presented more the same appearance that it does on a Sunday than any thing else, as, alter tilt inilitaryleft.but little attraction was to be found there. The different steamboats that land in the vicinity kept on till mid-day pouring out a continual stream of pleasure seekers from Ma ten and Long who spread themselves over the city. . The vessels of war in the bay were all dressed off with flags, also the merchant ships and the numerous steamboats that were speeding off in all directions, were beauti f!iu? decoded, and as all of the latter had bands o music on board, the sound of the distant mus c tell pleasantly on the ear. At twelve o clock, a national '?alute was tired from on board the North Carolina, and from the forts in the harbor. The appearance of the bay with the numerous vessels that are at an chor there dressed up, the hundreds of small boats darting to and fro, the ships coming in from sea, and the steamboats dashing about in ail directions, was most beautiful. On pasting Wall street, it looked dull enough, and both it and the other cross streets pre sented a striking contrast to Broadway-in appeared as if all the other parts of the city were de serted for this great thoroughfare. Thf Park? City Halt..? This grand centre of attraction, from an early hour drew together vast crowds in succession, every hour in the day. So early as nine o'clock, were to be seen, Hocking to wards the City Hall, all classes of our citizens, from the fair " demoiselle ot blushing tifteen, to the more sober and staid maiden of twenty, escorted by well selected troupes of beaux, whose gallantry, and " VaUt de ?rur," were the theme ot universal re mark The Park was nearly filled up, to its utmost capacity, at eleven o'clock, with a " motley group ," cSuwofthe " jolly tar," witU his "black eyed Sue-" the rollicking widow and her down-east suUor; the "grave, the gay, the hvely, the severe;' the whole presented n sort ot ol a-podnda, ol humanity; which could not be equalled in London or Pans Every nation on the habitable globe was, on this occasion, effectively represented. The me tamorphosed cockney, half yankeefied, having his two cent " cheroot" in requisition, lounging along with an overweening airot self-consequence. The hleek haired damsels of Dutchland? the Turk the Jew? the Atheist? the beauteous daughters ol Gotham? the "gazelle eyed" maiden of sunnv Italy ?the " dusky Venus" of Afnc's clime, al flocked forward to enjoy the festivities, and enliven tne '"Though! an observant eye would at once discover the national characteristics of many ot the various groupes in attendance; yet, it was easy to perceive, that but one feeling predominated in the lire lfits of all namely, a thorough devotion to the SS. InffrC. of ?eir co=j-. ,e? .h" SKK3 wS'a rr e so much to enjoy. At halt past eleven o clock, His Honor, the Mayor, aecompanied by Oi.ivEH Cuakuck Esq , Presiflent of the Board of Alder man and NathImki. Pearce, Esq., the gentleman W President of the Board ot Assistants, tollowed by the Common Council, entered the apartments in City Hall, which were set aside tor refreshments. Mayor Havemeyer and the om inon Council, immediately on entering, proceeded to dispense the hospitalities of the city to a highly fashionable assemblage of our fair citizens, who graced the rooms with their presence. The fare consisted of the choicest description of eveiy de licacy of the season, which could be procured in ac cordance with the most rigid temperance principles. After partaking of some refreshment, ana adminis tering to the vast groups who ilocked forward to the apartment, the Mayor and Common Conncil pro ceeded to the front of the City Hall, to receive a sa lute from Major General Sanciford and the Military. At this stage, the entire scene was truly animating. The Park was nearly lined around with cavalry ? the shouting was incessant, and the balcony in front of the City Hall presented a i>ertect galaxy of gorge ous female loveliness ? of classic beauty ? that, "old ( iotliain" may well feel proud of. The Major Gene ral hereupon ordered the troops to fire a feu-dt-joie, which was kept np for a considerable time, after which several dispersed to the various places of pub lic amusement. Mr. fTaylor and family, of the City Hall, whose assiduity and attention to visitors at all times, have famed them universal respect and esteem, were usily occupied during the day in disi^nsing polite ness and attention to the vaft crowds who Ilocked to this quarter up to a very late hour. (?tovernor's Room*. ? These a|>artments were fill ed to excess; and, independent of the attractions which the day called forth, are at all times well wor thy of a visit, to f-very full-souled American. The rooms are tastefully furnished, and are decorated with well-executed portraits of several of the heroes of the revolution. The personal character of every one ot these noble-hearted heroes, who fought and bled in the cause of human liberty, of popular free dom, may be traced in their fine, manly counten ances. The rough portraiture, the sturdy arm, the stout, athletic form of most of those eminent men, who carved the wayto national independence with the sword, at once awakens a leeling of reverential re fard in the breast of every lover of popular freedom, 'lie great " Father of his Country," is here beauti fully represented. The very {flag that waved defi ance at the British lion, ancf, that waved triumphant upon the plains of Saratoga, borne aloft l?y the proud American eagle, is to be seen here. The identical chair in which the immortal Washington first sat on being appointed President, after the revolution, is to seen here; his celebrated bureau, as well asa splen did selection of highly executed'imintings of the fol lowing distinguished heroes of the revolution. Pre sidents, Governors, and other distinguished and eminent men ; a beautiful marble bust of the great L)e Witt Clinton, paintings of Sir Walter IjLaleinh, < 'oluinbns, Bolivar, Governor Tliroop, Swift, Wil liams, bronze statue of Jefferson, Governor ljewis, Macomb. Duane, Montgomery, Franklin, Clinton, Varick. Livingston, Willett, Governor Yates, Hull, HadcliH', Colden, Allen, Paulding, Hone, Bowne, Gideon Lee. Lawrence, Brown, Perry, Lafayette, Aaron Clark, Decatur, McDonough, Bainbridge, Governor Tompkins, S'.uyvesant, Presidents Mon roe and Jackson. What a bright (mge in American history do not such an arruy of illustrious men illuminate f The bold contour of most of the countenances of those noble hearted men, ulntoat breathing on the canvas, w as the subject of frequent remark and admiration during the day. Titk Mimtary Dispi.aT. ? The turnout ot the mihtary.was one of the chief features of the day. It was really creditable, in the highest degree, to the city and the State. The " first division of New York State Artillery," comprises some of the finest, View of the Park on the Fourth. ^4% .^v&'srs&M Sii \vnw r8 re?'.ment: and with the able aid of (apt To",!iklns> ot the "Morris Cadets," a veteran Boldier, well known in all the regions hereabout >a appearance: the result emirely ofthe rtriS ?? ("olnl|0M.d-HUuent,0n ?/ Captam/cL leand cS' mand % to}e ^uH ? his lit at Siw excited great .admiration on accoun" oV hi Ca'ima1.011 ? n ie'r a''tK"arHn?e and discipline-. Cant ficere 1hwlk,,?Wn "8 ?,ne of,our most fUL-ient oi It.J r.l ^01 ,H0Urce ot much mortilication to the start of the 13th, that as the Independence oZrd and Italian Guard, parading with the Sent u Jon w invitation, no music made its appearance according tn n a{)l,0ln.l,'lent> and consequently was compelled to parade without a full band. The "Italian Ed" I lace m the various corpt comprising the Firet Divi sion; and certainly, when we consider the t?me 7a : borand expense bestowed by each citizen soldier on the acquirement of the knowledge oHie ,SnK profession, these displays should be regarded wi \ universal and grateful adminuion and esteem Civic Procession.? The Civic Soeiptioa u??? , ),rnl.. o'clock on Astor sauare. These consist" edof the Shamrock Benevolent Society and the Laborer's Union Benevolent Society , wft banners and insignia. From this place, their route laTdown Broadway to the Tabernacle, where they assembled This large edifice was nearly filled, and would have been completely so, but that the.'e wa?7 made for admission. As it was, the house present ed a gay. and rather novel aspect. The two socie ties numbered close on three thousand, and a more Jh?n fri jel y' .an,d .powerful looking set of men be seen Th^r J ?ijlhe l,"ll,lln?. cauid not be seen. The green shoulder scarfs too, for no thing but the green was apparent on every hand the banners of the same color, all was in perfect uni formity, and had a capital effect to the spectator IVfJ Tnhn r ir110"- Independence was read by hlarrf-.h Collins, in a rich Irish accent, and with heartfelt emphasis; it was listened to with all rhl M^8?rCenUC a u Prodllct'"n demands, i 1'. Byrne was the orator of the dav. He dressed the assembly for close upon two hours and elicited repeated bursts of applause, as he "no kenf the first struggle in this land for independence sketched her present and growing ' trusted the glorious revolution of I77(i witl'/ i!" fn h!?^ra'h Kg "*e of France in 17fK He spoke ?^nYn^hjarersLaa^mencan citizens: most pathe tically alluded to their sequestration troni their dear native Island.and concentrated their view* upon one grand consideration? their rights and duffe s ?? American citizens, and in this connection eiforced upon them the paramount importance of educating Ihf Xif ill "ff' ,"'?* to instil into their minds the might of knowledge, and the worth of a compre Kr?ral' lntpll,;ct"al nnd religious education ?;? ?? ?jatl?in' the ?emces closed. The socie ties re-formed and marched throughChambe rs street round the Park, thence down Barclay To lh.S st, along Hudson st. and 8th avenue to 14th street ar riving at Union s.juare. After making the circuit of rnion square, they marched down the'Bowerv and through ( .rand and Marion to Prince street where they dismissed Two effective bands, in mK? costume attended them in their route, and per onn ed some pieces in the Tabernacle. This part of the Among the others who held this anniversary with a I due honors, was the Empire Club. They7s?m I d in full strength at their head quarters in Park How, at fen o clock, and the J)on wiovanni of N#*w *?*. Hyndtrs, having J? ? ?? /? L Sate; ??'"??"? ?&? Excursions.? At an early hour the sleenincr eiii zens were aweke by the rinuinfr n? ^ 7 al|nthe8,|l,'bPr Hnd, l>,)p guns- -ffie flouts of boy "and all the usual enthusiasm which yearly visit the breasts of the patriotic freemen of America All 'z'z tr sirs called for breakfasts demanded-hot water and avenues leadhlgToTewha^vei'were "throned g?y trooM of ,?B, briSyed their gallant cavaliers with hnrri<*#i ??. ,, i V anxious faces, weiidinig thsir wav row .IT /L wdverfised for an^cxeur'7nCrt ^?>,on,' ,al pulton slip, retreat, Glen Cove ? v"' sylvan ter Bay and Cold Snrmn MH HocheUe, Oys the Shu of the city whf' r* "T" FJowded with tic scenery, fresh air and ro,,|an Hrina of s.Juibs, pistol's .In/r "'^' dl"m'r? to 'he left the wharf, a nShwn,T'keU , Ah ''"at splendid bay horses, and fi|"ed w",h '? 'f aW" ,>y and brave men," drove down rt! i J1 ^ 1Wo,",'ll to no puriH)se; the steam was nn hut loosed, and away she flew whiL . ' e !,,oonngs fairy like mutic floated on the breeze'""!? '?'\find we seen fair, smiling faces, becom.1 A. 'Ncv,crhave o ercast Vexation and uneasiness usu^-d f^ddfn,y of mirth and gaiety; it was positively^, ( /'?f? lovely creatures were disiip(K>inted Ld Vh " nothing left but to pout and cry. ;rj?ey aMast^8" solved, however, to drive to the Abbey I^otel on.h " nioomingdale road, and spend the day i!"1? fhreugb its delightful gardens, and fisL^ from th? H '^nder and Utica were also yen much crowded, and amid the shouts and cheer?. of i the ptMengin, left the wharf at ? Jftck, white Smash of a Booth on the 4th. the vRaritan. for Brunswick; Hamilton, tor Hon Hamilton: Delaware, for Sandy|Hook, and Inde l>endence, for Perth Amboy, were all thronged with people, anxious to escape the noise of the city, and enjoy a delightful nail, and the peaceful retirement of the country. More than five thousand citizens visi ted Hohoken, and great credit is due the Messrs. Stevens for their arrangements at the Ferry. Fireworks ? The Park. ? The Fireworks in the evening were of the most gorgeous description ; and drew together an immense concourse of j>er Hons. The works were let oH in front of the City Hall, and also from the balcony; and much of the ettect was lost to hundreds who attended, the works being obscured by the thick foliage of the trees. ? The firing of crackersand other fireworks by groups of overgrown boys in men's clothing, was, as usual, dangerous. However, every thing pissed off with the utmost harmony and satisfaction. There, was an excellent band stationed in front, on the balcony, who played a variety of soul-stirring airs and select pieces with admirable taste and execution. At half past 8 o'clock several rockets in succes sion were iet olT, and shot their fiery course through the heavens, displaying on high, in rich prolusion, groups of variegated stars of every(hue and color in the rainbow. To attempt to describe the fireworks would be almost an impossibility. Fvery fantastic shape and form, from the hissing snake to the fabled fiery dragon, vomiting forth the element upon which it breathes, were beautifully represented. The rain bow which the illustrious bard beautifully describes, a sort of "heavenly cameleon," was represented to the minutest shade. At one time a gorgeous sun burst would captivate the eye ? " baptised in molten gold, And cradled in vermillion." At another time, a brilliant display of bright starlight, which eventually would (due away, to again burst forth in a display of dazzling blue, or azure, or green, or rich purple. Altogether the fireworks reflect the highest possible credit upon the gentleman who got them up, Mr. J. Edge, of Jersey City. The last piece certainly surpassed anything of the kind ever before exhibited in this city, as was universally admitted by all. It was exhibited from the balcony, and displayed in rich vermilion and golden letters the words " Ducit amor patrise" (Love of countrv predominates.) Also, in rich gol den letters ? "1776." "Washington." "Union. " There were several booths around the Park for the sale of refreshments. At the conclusion of the fireworks, the vast concourse who had collected, dispersed in all quarters, and all passed off with the utmost harmony, if we except the blaze of some few muslin frocks and bonnets, which did not escape the crackers of the overgrown boys and big children that kept continually tiring them off. Among the many displays of fireworks on the 4th, few were more Jboupicious or more general than those in front (Oie United States Hotel, at the foot of Fulton street, by a f|hng of what may be termed hotel loungers, such as may be every day seen on the steps of the ditlerent taverns in the city, or with the soles of their feet displayed at the windows. The amusement of the party alluded to consisted of throwing crackers and chasers amid the hundreds of persons, particularly females, who, throughout the day, landed from the Brooklyn ferrv boats, making them run in every direction through mud and mire, to avoid them, to the great personal alarm of the females and children, and the bespat tering of many a neatly got up muslin dress and de licate white trowsers. To such an extent was this carried, thatfmany persons turned up other streets to avoid them. We heard of one female being thrown down in consequence, but she was more frightened and dirtied than hurt. The Theatres. Casv.k (tARKKN. ? There were three performances given here during the daf, each one of which were attended Well, but the evening one had one of the Inrgest audiences that we believe have ever collected together in one theatre in the United States. The whole of the vast building was crowded to such an extent that no sitting room could be obtained by late comers, for love or tnonev, and many witnessed the performance through the doors thai open on the esplanade ; there could not of been less than from twelve to thirteen thousand souls assembled, and the sea of upturned faces presented a most extraordinary view. A more thorough set of pleasure seekers we never saw ; they were pleased with the excellent performances, with the refreshments, with the splendid fireworks, with themselves, in tact with everything. Amidst such a vast assemblage, the most excellent order was preserved, and it speaks volumes for our citizens, when we say, that during the whole evening as much quiet and regularity was observed, as oil any common occasion in a theatre Messrs. French and Heiser reaped a rich hnrvest and deservedly too, for their |great efforts to please the public. Nibuo's frAROKN. ? This rerherchi establishment was thronged as usual, by at least five thousand persons. Fvery seat in the theatre was occupied be fore half-|>ast 7, and the grand saloon and gardens were alive with the ililt and curious. Messrs. bet ton and Chippendale, in the farce of Uncle Sam, ac- | quitted themselves with great credit, and the display offireworks was altogether superior to those shown 011 any former occasion. All seemed well pleased .Niblo issurelv on the high road to fortune. Palvio's ( Vera Housk. ? This place of amuse ment was well attended by a very resectable au dience. The grand burlesque o|>era of "Buy-I dare," went off with great eclat, and many of the nieces were encored. The solo on the accordion, by Mr. Huntley, was greatly and justly applauded, and the audience was scarcely satistied with one cncore. "The Virginian Girl" excited much laugh ter, particularly the solo 011 the combadoor. Indeed the whole performance was most excellent, and well worthy of the patronage it received. This is the last night of their performance, and those who have never seen this talented troupe, had better take the opportunity. We can assure them they will be amlpy gratified and amused. The Bowery ? Astonishing Feat. ? The most as tonishing feat ^of the day was performed by Mr. Hood, of the Bowery. At about seven o'clock in the evening, a vast crowd were collected in the Bow ery, to witness this extraordinary feat, namely, walking across the entire width of the Bowery, op posite tTie theatre. OD a tight ro|>e. The rojie was extended from the highest roof ?f the houses at either side, measuring about ninety feet across, and the elevation from the street was calculated at about fifty-two feet. Mr. Ilood, at the appointed hour, with perfect sangfroid, commenced his work, ana proceeded across, the crowds of s|>ectators below in the street looking up with evident anxiety, in al most breathless suspense. To the astonishment of all, Mr. Hood i?erformed the feat with perfect ease, hiid on nrriving at his place of destination, after the performance, wh? hailed with loud, lonu and reiter ated applause. The theatre was tilled almost to suf focation during the evening. The bill of tare was excellent. Tiik Chatham was crowded to excess long before seven o'clock, and several unable to procure places, were compelled to go to some other place of amuse ment. Accidents. ? There were but few accidents during the day, as far as we could ascertain, and no tires whatever occurred to mar the festivity of the day. We heard of but two casualties, one in Ann street and the other in Chatham street. The first was a boy, whose hand was shattered by the premature explosion of the gun ; and the second, a man whose arm was also shattered by the bursting of a pistol. A young woman was run over by an omnibus in Park row, but no bones broken; the extent of her injuries, if any, we were not able to ascertain. There were but few casualties beyond what we have already given. A young child was run over in the Broadway by 11 carriage, about dusk, and seriously injured. At the Hospital they had but a few cases ot burns, and none of them serious. The accidents which took place in the unper i?rt of the town were very few, we having noticed but one in Broadway, which was caused by -furious driving of stagemen, one directing the pole of -his stage right into the breast of the other, and shattering both poles to pieces. The Suburrs. Si'orting. ? The following match was announced to come off over the Harlem Course yesterday. ? Purse ot S'50. Mile heats, best three in five, under the saddle. 11. Brooks enteri ch g Empire. P. Hunt b g Moscow. J. Bridges cn g Kobin. It having been previously ascertained that the two other horses belonged to the same person, or came out of the same stable, the other refused to go, justly deeming that two against one was too much of a good thins. It is hoped that all such tricks will be thus defeated. Immediately alter came off a pacing match for a imrse of 880, tree for all pacing horses, mile heats, best 3 in 5 under the saddle. II. Wells enter* b g Sir Archer. II Woodruff " b m Aggy Down, A. Conklin " gr g Chief. C. Bertine " ch h Krelingnuyien. P. Arnold " bl g Black Joke. This was a very exciting affair, about one of the best that has tuken place in this neighborhood for some time (Mist. Throughout it was well and beau tifully contested. The following is the result : Mr. Woodruffs b m Aggy Down (Woodruff) 2 2 13 1 1 \ir. A. Conklin's gr g ( hief 1 1 2 3 2 2 Mr. Arnold's hi glHuckJoke 4 3 3 1 4 4 Mr. Well*' b g Sir Archer. 3 ft 6 dr. Mr. Bertine's ch g Krelinghursen > 4 4 13 3 Time 3 30}? 3 36?1 24?3 27J ? 3 28-2 27. The attendance was respectable, and the track in pretty good order, considering the heavy rain of the iirevioiis day ; here and there it was a little sticky, hut not so much so as to spoil sport. Tick Aveni ks and Harlem. ? The numbers who resorted to Yorkville. Harlem, and the beautiful spots along the avenues, were not so numerous as tire frequently met with on Sundays. Not but at the same time there was a goodly muster, and the omnibusses and railway cars were well tilled, eHch trip, throughout the day ; but they were mostly strangers in those i<arts, or families endeavoring to escape irom the eternal buzz and crack, crack that prevailed in the city. There might be seen the family man with ln? wite, and some live or six children, beautifully tailed oil, unless |when*brought ui> to a dead stand at an apple stall or a candy shop. There were a great number of visitors at the reser voir during the day, where every attention was paid to them in showing'and explaining the works, Arc. At Yorkville and l'ros|>ect Hall, Hurlgate,iScc-; small family parties might be frequently met with, some pic nicking, and others taking whatever the different houses afforded. The great point of attraction at Harlem was Geiger's pleasure gardens. Here the youngsters revelled in delight, b#ing I free to help themselves to the fruit with which j the trees were loaded ; and bountifully they helped themselves, no doubt at the cost of many & stomach ache to-day. In this neighborhood there was held a Ladies' Fair, on behalf of the Presbyterian Church, which afforded the resi dents aomejlittle amusement, the church a trifle of pro fit, and the ladies an opportunity of displaying them selves and their wares to the best advantage. There were also some good trotting matches over the Har lem course, which attracted the attention and pre sence of the sporting gents of the niuhborhood and New York ; and before and afterwards some trials of speed, u|>set and breakage along the road. The great attraction of the day in, this neighborhood, was a most beautiful new omnibus, drawn by six grey horses, with nodding plumes, engaged by the Phila delphia Washington Association, who were on a visit to this city to spend the Anniversary of the Na tion's Independence. The principal point of attrac traction on the Kloomingdale road was the Abbey, in whose svlvan shades many families took refuge from the din and turmoil of the city. Nor was Cor poral (Thompson forgotten amid the many at tractions provided, by his military friends in par ticular. so that his house was pretty well jammed throughout the day. During the whole of this route we did not observe a single accident of any moment, nor above two or three drunken persons, and one light, but every abundance ot crackers and squibs, and other fire-works. Indeed, all appeared to enjoy themselves to die top of their bent, in a rational ana peaceful way. Brooklyn. ? The neighboring cities of Brook lyn, Jersey, Williamsburg, tec., seem to have been quite deserted, owing to the fes tivities and various amusements which have been announced for some weeks past, to take place upon the ever memorable Fourth of July, in this city. The morning was serene and beauti ful, and the lads and lasses, as might well be exact ed, were from an early hour on the tiptoe, with throb bing hearts and beaming eyes, to wend their way to the great city of Gotham. Through the different thoroughfares, leading to and fro, a solitary tent might be seen decorated with a thousand fantastical daubs from the hand of the limner, and now and then invitations to those fairy regions were freely offered, and, as a matterof course, as freely accepted by the (air Goddesses from their ever sworn lovers. The Heights of Brooklyn numbered, and were graced by some half dozen of these hospitable boards, and the scenes in and about some of them were really so amusing, we cannot refrain from giv ing our readers a sketch. At one side of a tent stood a pair of horses and wagon, which evidently belong ed to a small party who were regaling themselves in the interior, but shortly afterwards intending to make an exploring expedition to Greenwood Ceme tery, were ushered out by an old gentleman who was equipped in a "buzz wig, "upon the too of which was, an equilateral cocked hat. In the vehicle were pent up first the stately figure lof" My darling Bet ty," not very slightly marked by small |H?.\,and who, as the old sage remarked when his " boy Tun" brought himself to an anchor by her side, could only be compared to a thorn between two roses, and con sequently must be a rose between two thorn*. ? In the dickey were not less than eight boys and air Is, varying in years from eight' -en to fifty, who were brought up in the rear by a pair of dragoons. As greetings passed between the mem bers of the social party, the word onward was given, when the barouche, (which had evidently seen |>al mier days, having the remains of divers arms, blazoned panels, tec., painted on it.- sides,) with its smoking bays answered to the word of command, and a strong contest ensued between the outriders with the battered vehicle and broken-winded hacks, which soon left us to ruminate as best we might. Horoken. ? The houses of refreshment in Hoboken were jammed at intervals with transcient visitors, either to this city or from this to the romantic walk through the Eiysian fields, and indeed we have never witnessed a more lively scene than diat which presented itself along the various walks and path ways to the .Sybil's Cave, and the large saloon still further on, at which extremity was placed, in the middle of an 0|>eii soace, a "Roundabout," or pro lierly termed a "HurfljM iurdy." 4or the use of blue eyed dtmaitellt ?, who having pledged themselves not to indulge in the humors of Bacchus by tasting the "mountain dew," substituted this walking cradle as their ariel beverage. At the further end of the sa loon stood a "locomotive theatre," which furnished lots of fun for the folks who thronged that vicinity. Entombed within its walls were wonders never before otfered to the community. The accom modation was of a superior nature and the per formance, as a matter of course, went otfin first rate style, concluding'with a splendid display of fireworks. Marques of all sizes and shapes were here and there spread for refreshments: in one we found an " old Irish Piper," who drew a crowded and fashionable audience to listen to the plaintive notes of, (as he termed it,) his national melody, nor were the gay ones who listened idle, for "being determined to make themselves quite at home danced several cotil lions and humorous jigs, which was concluded by a comic pti? de deux 011 the part of two other mem bers of the dance. Jersey City was at an early hour in the morning the scene of mirth and johty, owing to the hun dreds which, from all parts, crowded in the direc tion of the ferries to cross to tins city, but twelve o'clock, left it as quiet and peaceable as the mansion of the departed, with the exception of what was every where apparent during the day plenty of youngsters with the usual quantity of crackers j>ouring from the different windows and tops of nouses, tec. Williamsburgh was something similar to the last mentioned place ; gin shops, grog shops, and heel taps, where business was some hours previously the order of the day, had now susjiended their labors, except one or two of the higher class, including the WilhaniBburgh Cottage, which afforded a pleasant, cool and refreshing retreat for all who wended their way in that direction ; delicious fruits, ice creams ana beverages of every description were dealt out in many cases by the proprietor in rather a handsome manner; the different apartments in the house were crammed with both sexes, who were highly gratified with the notes of the musical instruments which were, at a great expense, been got up there. Sky rockets, crackers, and all kind of minor fire amuse ments were indulged in by the hundreds of children who collected about the different thoroughfares, and every thing seemed to pass off in great harmony. ?Close of the Day. At the close of the day the ferries were the same as the morning, thronged to excess. The upper part of the town, commencing about Union square, pre sented a formidable array of tents of all grades. This seemed to be, if anything, the great thoroughfare of the day, and fireworks were used in abundance to bear up the festivities. In the centre of Washington square a grand display of this combustible was erected to throw a light on the darknsss which was fast spreading. The tops of houses within view, together with any other place of retirement, were tilled with fashionables looking out for the sport of the day. The different saloons and coffee nouses were so full, that persons were obliged to be shut out by the owners ; and in one instance we saw the outer door closed against customers, the landlord declaring that he was drank as dry as the heart of a rocket. Lemonade was in demand by the gallon, which was in some cases preferred with a small drop of the crtathm in the bottom, to keep the steam alive in the top. Though matters went of well, the day was comparatively dull until coming night, when the thousands wh? assembled at the different places of amusement, returning to their |*<acefu] homes, created rather a lively appearance through town, and thus ended the ever memorable Fourth of July, A. D., 1845 Canadian Iron Steamer. ? The iron vessel Q. E? I)., so long expected, came into port yesterday, and left for Montreal early this morning. She in a curiosity, and we are told wai built for one of our Admirals, whose coat of arms is emblazoned on her stern. she has to make two trips to thil country before purchase by the : officcr for whom she was constructed. She is a double vessel ! that is to say. her hull, <kc., is double, ?o that if the external surfacu be broken, the inner shell prevents ! the ingress of water. She is fitted with a screw, which is made use of in calm weather or against adverse winds; the boilers are beneath the chief cabin, an*! the miien maat, of iron, is the funnel through which the smoke from the furnaces esca| es. The stove in the cabin emits its smoke through the same channel. An iron par tition, from the deck to the keel, about midships, se pa rates her, nx it were, in twain. Notwithstanding ncr many ad vantages over ordinary ships, she has made but a sorry trip of it, having been out AS days ' A vessel sailed fifteen days subsequent to her departure was first in at Quebec. Qii' &tr Krriiry, June W WOKKINU OF the N'ew Postage Ststkm. ? The new scheme of postage which went into operation on Tuesday, has worked well. at least as far as Albany is concerned. The number of letters put the flrtt day in our post office and forwarded, amounted to Eighteen Hundrul. On the second day the number was about Fturtttn Hundred. .Making thirty-two hundred in all. This is about three times the number despatched before the new law went into operation. The number mailed the flrtt day in Rochester was nine hundred and eighty-four, and in New- York five times more than under the old law.? Albany Argut, July '2. 'I hk Magnetic Tkuegrapm ? We understand that Mr. Geo. E Pomeroy, of this city, has conclud ed an arrangement with the patentees of Morse's magnetic telegraph, which ensures the immediate establishment of a line between the cities of New York and Boston, by way of Springfield and New Haven. This will also se cure the early completion of a line between Boston and Albany. When these cities shxll have beenjthus put in communication with each[othei . our merchants and for warders will he able to ascertain at any moment of the day the condition of the Hour markets In New York or Boston, without being obliged to wait the slow move ments of steamboats and locomotives. ? Albany Journal, i July 3d. Appointment* my thr Prkside.nt. ? James Ho , ban, as Attorney of the United States for the Dis ! trict of Columbia, from the 3d instant, in the place of Phi | lip R. Fendall, whose commission will on that day ex I pire. Robert White, ' ollector of the Customs, George ' town, D.C., vice Henry Addison, whese commission will I expire July 8, 1845. tharles Linsley, as Attorney of the i United States, for the district of Vermont, from the J-Jd i instant, in tho place of < harles Davis, whose commission will on that day expire. Thomas B. Hahn, as Deputy Postmaster at < anandaiifun, New Vork, in the place of .Jonas M. Wheeler, whose commiaaion expired on the ?iflth ultimo. Jnmes Fischer, Surveyor and Inspector of the revenue at l'awtuxet, Rhode Island, vice I'eleg Ahorn, ( who" commission will expire July itfd, iw.v Hroolctiaven, L. I. [Correipondenee of the Herald.] Hrookhavkn, L. J., July 1st, 1845. The Fire* nn I*on% Itland?The Railroad Company and the Sufferers ? A Statement of the Negotiation* between them, exhibiting the present real state of the Case. It is stated in 11 recent number of your paper, that the difficulties between the inhabitants of Suffolk county, and the Long Island Railroad Company were involved in mystery. Although not personally in terested in the ne?ociation between them, which lias recently been attempted, I have from time to time enquired in relation to its progress, and now lay before you the leading outlines of the case. For weeks after these fires had occurred, no atten tion was ?iven by the company, to the complaints of those who had suffered. Meetings were held at va rious points on the road, and in the county, and the coinpany'was'earneKtlycalled upon to adopt some mea sures iortfce preservation of our property. Fires were fonununieated almost daily along the whole line of the road, and still no regard was paid to our requests; and, as we believe, no precautions were taken to prevent the recnrrence of these tires, untilafter an in dictment had been found against them for careless ness and negligence, by a < Irand Jury of the county. Since then, although for several successive weeks it continued extremely dry, scarcely a fire has been communicated from the locomotives ? none of which has occasioned any material injury. Then, too, the company first sent down a committee to treat with a committee which had already been appointed on the part of our own citizens. Certain propositions were submitted by them, and time was allowed the suflerers to consult in relation to them, before ac cepting their conditions. This committee, after some two hours stay in the country, returned again to the city ; and without waiting to ascertain whether their propositions would tie accepted, with a great flourish of trumpets, immediately proclaimed through the daily press, tf tt iHe whole difficulty had been amicably arranged, and that, too, in a manner satisfactory to the people of Suffolk county j evidently intending by this ruse to force public opinion in their favor, without making that remuneration which justice required at their hands. These propositions were, that the company would take the charred wood, delivered on the line of the road, at the market price of unburnt wood, and that those persons, whose wood had been entirely burnt up, should be treated with individually. Were it cer tain that the Railroad Company would abide by these propositions, it would come far short of an adequate compensation lor the losses' which have been sus tained. The distance of most ot the charred wood from the road, the irrejiarable injury to its future growth? the power which the Railroad Company would have to control the market price of wood along their road, and their refusako fix that price de finitely, were all considerations which induced the people to regard these proiositions with but little (aver. But in addition to this, was the utter want of faith and confidence, with which, from previous deal ings, the people of this county had learned to re gard that company. They have refused to ratify the contracts ef their agents ; they have taken wood along the line of the road without the consent of the owners, who are forced to accept such prices for it as the company in their generosity may allow, and the collection of any just demand is attended with so niucn difficulty ana delay, together with the ex pense, iterhaps.oi' riding backward and forward on the railroad, tnat they might better have made no attempt to collect their just demands, while the Com pany, from receiving their fare on the road, can at length very well afford to pay them. It was evident from the course which the Com pany pursued throughout the negociation, that they only wanted an opportunity to repeat the same line of conduct in the present instance. With this ob ject in view, they desired to withdraw the negocia tion from the conunittee appointed on the part of the jieople, (by whose efforts, while the company were neglecting all our complaints, those who were desirous of resorting to violent measures, had been to some extent pacified ;) that they might in treating with individuals satisfy, perhaps, a few of the moat influential or the most clamorous, while those who from their necessities were most deserving, would receive little or nothing. The matter thus stands where it did before any negotiation commenced. Our committee, finding that they could make no satisfactory arrangement with the company, have left it with the sufferers to take such course as they might think proper. The indictment acainst the company is still pending, and will probably oe tried in September next. Although there may be some who are disposed to resort to vi olent measures against the Railroad itself, still the better part of our citizens, notwithstanding the pro vocations they have received and the losses they have sustained, are inclined to await the result of an appeal to our laws. It would yet be an easy matter to satisfy the peo ple of Suffolk county. They are tired of negocia tion. They wish to see the company act. It they were to send a disinterested i>erson here, who should devote himself exclusively to the settlement of these claims, there is no doubt but that the whole matter might be arranged on very favorable terms for the company. | Mackinaw* [Correspondence of the Herald.] JMackinaw, June 28, 1845. Mackinaw Island ? Exploring parties and visiter* ? Copper Ore ? Mackinaw, its size population and Prospects. We have at last arrived in this mineral region, and find most excellent quarters in the old Mission House, kept by Mr. Herrick. Mackinaw Trout are caught in great abundance, and 1 think them as fins, a tish as 1 ever have eaten. (General James Wilson, late Purveyor General of Iowa and Missouri has arrived with a number of miners, for the purpose of exploring the mineral regions of Lake superior. ? Hon. Samuel Williams, late Collector of Boston is here also, with a party on the same business; also, the Hon. Henry Williams, M. C. from Massachusets and quite a number of distinguished gentlemen from different cities. Dr. Jackson mineralogist, front Boston is in company, including a number of others, fori analizing copper ore. I shall watch the pro gress of discoveries, and give you a full detail, we leave here to-morrow on the steamer "Genl. Scott" for Lake Superior, numbering sixty-five persons. ? Your readers will be much surprised to learn of the extensive discoveries made recently of sdver and copper. * A gentleman arrived here last evening with a sample of silver and copper ore, (which Dr. Jackson says, on examining, cxceeds hinjmost san guine expectations in value. This Island is nine miles in circumference, contains five hundred inhab itants inde|>endent of the garrison. The highest paint is the old Fort Holmes, which commands an extensive view of the Island, and is now a heap of ruins. Tlii4.1sland is destined to become some day ! not far distant a summer resort; for cool water, salubrious climute, and variety of seenery it cannot he surpassed. A Quaker Marriawk? A correspondent of tho Xion's Herald $?ives the following description of a wedding at the friends' meeting houie in New Bedford The parties were Dr. Renjamin F. Hardy and Miss Berth I Coegleihall. Alter fitting in silence fifteen or twenty minutes, an aged man? probably the leader of the meetinc ? arose and made a few sensible remark* on the general impor tance of covenant keeping; after which the bride and bridegroom joined hand*, and each in an audible voice promised to be faithful to each ofeer till death should I separate them. They then leverally signed a printed covenant, on parchment. I believe; after which tha covenant was read in tho hearing of the meeting. It was read by the venerable Mr. Sherman, the oldest printer of ' a newspaper in New Bedford. The audience were now invited to repair to a central part of the house, where, a table being placad, the | covenant was laid on it, and those who were willing to do so appended their names to it as witness**. The ceremonv of witnessing the covenant was long and somewhat tedious, but neverthele** interesting. The company began to leave the houie in silence, before half the names wore inserted. I Livirro in QfKBEC. ? The weather at Quebec has | been very unsettled during the last week. Cold , northerly winds have prevailed, with some rain, but wa have not heard that the crops have been affected by this i unsettled weather. Our markets are not over well sup plied with either vegetables or meat; the latter i* very dear, and it is said will be still dearer if large imports I tions of cattle are not made. Last week roasting beet I was as high as (Id. per lb. in the stalls, and steaks even as J high as 7] J. ? (futhrc Mercury, June M. Com I. no To America. ? The Sligo (Ireland) Cham pion aays : ? The emigration from this part to Ame rica still continues unabated : our streets are filled daily with carts, loaded with the good* of persons leaving their nativo country to seek a livelihood In the back woods of the States, and we ore sorry to say the emigra tion is not confined to mere laborers and their children, but numbers of small fanners apparently of good means are flying from their n?tlve country, despairing of being able to provide for their familie* at home.

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