NEW YORK HERALD. R??? York, Tuesday, Aajuit 5, 1H4?. Reporter* Wanted. Three or four good Law Reporters are wanted im mediately at this office. Notice to Subscriber*. Subscribers in the country receiving their papers in yellow envelopes, will understand that their term of subscription has nearly expired. Tbe Monster Steamer. The (rreat Britain is now ten days at sea. Hets i are made that she will arrive here to-day. Ten days is rather quick for her first trip. Law and Order In Philadelphia. Late accounts from this city show it to he in a very unsettled state. Since the alarm- ; log and scandalous depredations oj last year, j the flima of agrarian violence continued to smoulder, occasionally braking out in more or j less violent symptoms, particularly in the form of , conflicts among the firemen. It would appear that i a systematic hostility exists between certain of these companies, which is not attributable to ths ordimuy feelings of rivalry, bu? to the pre valence of the de testable principles of nativeism, which are rampant in the district of South waik. A company denotni n .ted by the very aboriginal, and of course savbgtly native term of Weccacoe, are distinguished from nil their compeer* by their licentious conduct and sanguinary disposition. They profess to be the "cocky of the walk," the kmght-enantsof proscrip- J tion, and po-sessed of a remarkable dislike to throw cold wut<sr through their engine on either a rowdy quarrel or a burning house. In a word, this com- ! pany is raid to he the ringleaders of all the bru'al j ruffians who have signaled themselves by burning ! churches, houses and haystacks for the last twelve- I mon'hs, and keeping that.district of the city in a state : of civil war. Our correspondent writes an account ; of the destruction of the hay press of Mr. Hughes, | in Christian street, on Sunday morning, when se- j venty or eighty tons of hay were destroyed, and property to a large amount put ?n imminent danger, 1 and all th's while the firemen stood by and refused to make any attempt to extinguish the flames. This state of things is alarming. Philadelphia is I unquestionably this moment at the mercy of a mob 1 <<f ruthless ruffians, as much as it was in July last ? vear, and more; and we would not wonder if embold ened by their impunity, by the dastardly conduct of the authorities, by the facilities afforded for escape by the i>eculiar nature of the municipal government, and by the exasperation of the defeat of the party which generates tliem, these marauders will once more commence upon church and house burning, perhaps a promiscuous destruction of the entire quarter of the city that is obnoxious to them. We are told that the police of Southwark are on duty guarding property there, and that the police of all the other incorpora ted districts are held iu readiness to assist them. All that looks well to one who knows nothing of the police of that city ; but when the fact is known to him that they are corrupt partizans, nearly every man of them, "natives" at heart, wlio would exult in every annoyance and persecution that could be in flicted on adopted citizens, who would not prefer having them at a safe distance from his premise? than see them as watches entrusted with its safety! It is a cruel mockery to call on the police of Phila delphia for protection from nativeism. They are part and parcel of the gang ; and if they are not at the bottom of these systematic and agrarian outrages, they are aiders and abettors ? because, incapable of doing their duty impartially, or of looking upon at tacks on what they call foreigners or their property as criminal. We give in another column, however, the account of these outrages presented by the "Na tive" organ, and justice demands for it an impartial consideration. Something like a portentous cloud hangs over that city ? that whited sepulchre. It is cursed with a bad papulation, and cursed equally by a bad government, if there can be said to be any but that of the mob These rowdies have been tampered with, and that is a dangerous experiment with mobs ? it gives them what their own organization could never bestow ? a degree of moral courage. When in arms, last year, they ought to have been put down at the cannon's mouth. Tender heorted grasp a nettle. And it stings you for your pains; Seize it like a man of mettle. And it soft as silk remains. No such notion entered the heads of the valiant authorities last year, who allowed the rioters to work their will and march off the ground when it pleased themselves. Next comes the grand jurv^ whose milk and water presentment showed it was file production of creatures who could not or would not lay the blame on the guilty ; then again the so lemn farce of the grand jury session was enacted ; when, after numerous wry fa cf and flatulent belch jngs, they declared themselves unabl^ to swallow mch a pill us that of finding true bills against assas sins anrt incendiaries As men sow they will reap There is a prolific crop to be yet gathered of rapine and violence in Philadelphia. Every day brings us intelligence of its rapid growth, and it will, in all likelihood, come shortly to a terrible inaturrty. We call upon the proper authorities to arouse them selves ana make provision for the prompt and i>ow erful application of military aid when it is required, and in all probability that will be shortly. One great cause of the |>eculiar and over whelming strength of the lawless and insurrectionary spirit in Philadelphia, is the supineness and weak ness of the public press. Split up into severs) municipal jurisdictions ? torn and agitated by re ligious factions ? without a police ? without an en lightened public opinion, operating through an in' fluential press, our sister city does indeed present a I lamentable spectacle. Bank corruption, robbery and plunder began the work ? party spirit, bigotry, and demagoguism are rapidly completing it. If the friends of law and order that yet retain any influ ence in that devoted city, do not speedily and vigorously make a united effort for the restoration of order and the overthrow of the partizanship, rowdyism, and misrule which now so seriously threaten its destruction, some explosion more terri ble thin any we have yet had must inevitably occur. Mexico and the United States.? As we predic ted months ago, the demagogues in Mexico are working hard toecliiwe each other in their efforts to excite and inflame the war feeling amongst the people. Every species of annoyance is also resort ed to, for the purpose of irritating and injuring Ame rican citizens who are residing and have property in that country. It is very far from being unlikely^ from all appearances, that we may have a brush with Mexico before many days. The appointment of Almonte ? an ambitious and aspiring man? and ^vithal, animated by no very friendly feelings to the f'nited States ? is one significant sign of the future, l iven the Union begins to express its doubts of a peaceful settlement of annexation Well, a colli sion must come, sooner or later, and the sooner the better. A war with this country would be a greai blessing to Mexico, as it would precipitate the sub" mgation of that country to our free and excellent system of government and laws, and deliver the miserable population from the semi-barbarous con dition in which they are wow kept by their selfish, ignorant, and tyrannical rulers. The Washington Newspapers ?In all newspa per-dom can y#u find any journalism so stale, flat ? ind unprofitable, so dull, stupid and undignified um i that which has the scene of its labors in Washing- i lont Even old Father Ritchie's twaddle is losing its interest, whilst the National httelligmetr i? a? Hat as stale beer in Johnny Foy's cellar. The Uni ted Ntatt* Jimmol had long since got to the fag-end of stupidity, and some of these days it will, we sup lose, go out like* a farthing candle. I >n Kee*. ? 1'he Hoard of Supervisors will meet '?lib t'Vi'iiing, v lu 11. i|)(. trial of Dr. Hess resumed. ! French Moraui ? French Novels? and Pioi s American Publishers. ? The scandalous affair in which Victor Hugo, the novelist, figure*, and some of the details of which have reached us in the news, papers brought by the last steamer, has very natural ly directed a good deal of public attention to the j luxity of morals in France, and the practical effect of the wide-spread circulation oi !? reach light lite rature in this country. During the last two or three years the United Staieg have been Hooded with re prints of the vilest trash that has issued from the French press. Every where this brown and yellow literature of the brothel was to be met with? in the parlor, in the railroad car, in the steamboat, in the crowded'city and in the obscure village ? on all hands and in all directions the poison circulated. We have ret>eatedly pointed out the inevitable results o^ this universal diffusion of the jieraicious writings of the French novelists, and English literati of the same school. The minds of multitudes of the young and thoughtless have been dissipated, and the seeds of vice and crime disseminated tar and near. There cannot be a doubt that the circulation of these immoral publications has been immensely in creased by their bearing on their title-page the im print of respectable and pious publishers. They were thus stamped with apparent respectabili ty, and a currency given to them which they could not otherwise have obtained. Many persons who would have bt*en athtmed to fbke up in public the obscene and filtliy novels of Paul de Kock, emanat ing from some obscure 'publisher's shelves, or issu ed und^r a fictitious name, made no scruple in pur. chasing and reading, even in the crowded public conveyance, a work equally objectionable ns any ust alluded to, published by a "respectable" and "pious house." The hypocrisy and criminality of [ ihr publishers who thus lend their name and cha- i racter to the service of a corrupt and depraved lite rature, for the sake of gain, cannot be too forcibly nor too frequently condemned. And yet, which oj ihe " religious newspapers," as they are ostenta tiously styled, has uttered a syllable in denunciation of the " pious" retailers of these licentious works 1 j From what pulpit hns the voice of the faithful min istry ? the watchmen on the towers of Zion ? the guardians of the public virtue, been raised against | the hypocrisy and the crime 1 We recollect only one clergyman that mustered courage to attempt this, and he afterwards ate up the words of lebuke and indignation which in his astounding temerity he had dared to utter ! Movements of the Priesthood ? As the hour and the day draw nigh the friends of Bishop Onder donk redouble their efforts to accomplish their holy and affectionate ends. They aver that they never will consent to his resignation, and as they piously and meekly lift up their eyes to heaven, declare that they will give not sleep to their eyes nor slumber to their eye-lids, until to the dear Bishop be restored his episcopal robes, although that does net mean, as certain wicked and profane wits have suggested, j that he is to return to his " old habits." A secret circular has been disseminated amongst his clerical friends, concocted and signed by Rev. Dre. Lyell, Berrian and Seabury,and theMessrs.Mead and Hack, ley. The design of this circular was to effect a com bination which would resist by vote without debate any motion made in the Convention, requesting or recommending the Bishop's resignation. This movement has been warmly opposed by some of the Bishop's friends, and some very funny developments are in progress. We have been collecting severaj amusing particulars connected with this case, and will give them to our readers in due time. In all the affairs of the Episcopal church, we take a deep and apostolic interest ? particularly in the Bishops We have not forgotten our friend and fellow-laborer in the bonds of Christian charity, Dr. Tyng. We must make him a Bishop yet. Doth notour wager to that effect stand recorded in the betting-book of Jim Grant, the barber 1 The Fire at Newport. ? Last evening, the pain, ful intelligence of the destruction of the fine hotel at Newport, called the " Ocean House," and the loss of several lives, reached this city by the Long Island train. We give, in another column, the particulars of this melancholy event. We have often wondered how those large wood* en buildings at the watering-places have escaped destruction by fire. The size ? the combustible na ture of the whole fabric ? and the large number of inmates? the comparatively trivial precautions tak en to guard against such a terrible catastrophe as that which is now belore us ? all conspire to render the preservation of these buildings almost miracu lous. The only wise plan to be adopted is the erec tion at the watering-places of a row of cottages, in stead of the immense edifices into which hundreds are now crammed. In this way, the comfort, health and safety of the visitors would be most materially promoted. The consequences of a fire at night, in one of these large wooden hotels, three or four sto ries high, and crowded with inmates, are too awfu' to contemplate. Frauds Immigrants. ? Complaints still con tinue to pour in upon us relative to the treatment of immigrants on their arrival here. It is stated that owing to negligence or culpable inattention to duty on the part of some official of the Corporation, th,. regulations respecting the use of a wharf assigned exclusively for?the landing of immigrants, has not been carried into effect. We are also informed that some of the individuals who sell root beer on board the steamboats employed in towing vessels to the wharves, are engaged by interested parties to mis lead and impose upon the passengers. Many excel lent and philanthropic men are, we know, ltboring in 'hf cause of the poor immigrants ; but it does seem that, without some better devised and concerted course of action, the iniquitous system of fraud, per petrated on the crowds of strangers whoare weekly landing on our shores, will continue to exist. The Dry Goons Ci.krks? Why don't the dry goads men give their clerks a week of holidays in this hot dull season 1 No class of m> n toil harder all the year round lor their employers th.n these dry goodf clerks. Let them, then, have a brief respite ? a day or two to breathe, and !i ok upon the green fields and the shady trees. The tiling can be easily managed Let each store-keeper release, this week, one-third of his salesmen ? next week, these can relieve ano ther batch of their associates, and so alternately. ? The present state of the business quite justifies this course on the part of the store-keepers, and we are very sure they would not lose by it in any way. The clerks would be none the less serviceable on their return, we will warrant. Come, Messrs. Dry Moods Men, let ue see if you have really got some practical philanthropy about you ! Broadway in the day time has quite a deserted and Sunday aspect. Half the fushionable world is out of town ? that is, all who could raise the " need ful," and the other half pants for breath in the base ments up town, or sigh for Saratoga at the back win dows. In the evening, however, our great thorough fare is crowded. Strangers from all parts of the Union? the thousands released from the toil of the day ? and many who dare not appear in the day time fur fear of being thought unfashionable, throng the street, swarm in the ice-cream saloons, and brave all the horrors ol suffocation in the theatres, which are nightly filled to overflowing, in the eloquent lan guage of the bills from time immemorial. Tom Island Rait. Road. ? We have heard com plaints against the management of the accommoda tion trains on this road. At this season of the year, there is usually a great deal of travel on the island, and people travelling for pleasure have as much ri^ht to expect expedition and comfort, as those travelling on business. The through trains go with great speed, and the accommodation trains at the rate of about ten miles per hour. There are so ma ny attractions for those seeking pleasure in other districts, that this rail road company must have a little more regard for passengers, or they will have few to Accommodate. j Univeksity Rows. ? Every now and then we hear | of Iin outbreak at some one or other of our nu merous universities. What is the cause of all this 1 The root of the evil is to be found in the prevailing | absence of any wise and proper system of parenta] j discipline. Boys who have been regularly trained , to rebellion at home, cannot reasonably be exacted 1 to become submissive subjects of authority when ' sent to college. We hear a great fuss made about education. Philosophers travel over the country ind give us learned lectures on education. Con ventions of teachers meet and discuss, for days to .jether, the science of education. Wise men write elaborate treatises on education. Vast sums are an nually raised by voluntary taxation for the purposes of education. Schools, colleges and universities multiply all over the land. But there is one sort of " primary school" which appears to be almost en tirely overlooked ? that is, the school of the domes tic circle. Home education ? the early training of the child under the paternal roof, is quite too much neglected. This is a subject of whose importance every one must be convinced. Disgraceful riots at our univer sities are not ihe only results of the defective train ing at home, to which our youth are subjected. Men, whose home education has been neglected ? who have not been subjected in childhood and boy hood to the wholesome restraints of wise parental discipline, can rarely turn out good citizens. Here is a wide and inviting lield of labor for the philan thropist and practical philosopher. Here is a sub let on which all wise and good men would do well seriously to ponder. Poutical Movements? Breakers Ahead. ? A variety of very interesting and curious political movements are in progress just now in this city, and the prospect of conf usion and excitement brightens every day. In the democratic party, the elements of discord and rival effort, were never in a more promising degree of activity. Van Buren msn ? Marcy men ? Calhoun men ? old Tyler men ? Polk men, are all busy in forming and maturing their plans. Private meetings are held every night in oys ter cellars, grog shops', drawing rooms, on the Bat tery, and in the squares up town. The cliqur of the Morning New* still kicks terribly ut the appoint ment of Mr. Lawrence to the Collectorship. It sticks in their gizzard most tormentingly. Dark threats of vengeance against Mr. Polk and his ad ministration are muttered here and there. Soon, however, the various elements will shape themselves into more tangible form and substance ? the great game for the " succession" will begin in earnest ? and we shall have leisure to watch how the adminis tration bears itself, and early be enabled to judge of its ultimate fate and destiny. Melancholy Accident on Lowa Island. ? Yes terday afternoon Mr. J. Birkbeck, Junr., of Brook lyn, in company with four others, took an ex cursion in a small boat ; when they arrived near Bath some of them landed, and began to throw stones at those remaining in the boat, to avoid which those on board went on one side of the boat, which immediately turned over and precipitated them all into the water. With some difficulty two of the party reached the shore, but unfortunately the gentleman named was carried away by the tide which was fast ebbing at the time, and was drown ed. The deceased has left a wife and three young children to deplore his loss. Fires. ? Much of the devastation produced by fire in our cities, results from the employment of orna mental wood-work on public and private buildings. It is said that a scientific gentleman of this city has recently discovered the mode of manufacturing a substance which can be applied to a great variety of useful purposes in building, and is calculated entirely to supersede the use of wood in ornamenting the fronts of edifices. If this be true, why does not the author of this valuable discovery at once make a public announcement of it 1 The Wkathrr. ? It is really heart-rending to read the accounts in the Bouthern papers of the mortality occasioned by the extreme heat which has prevailed this season. In New Orleaus, and other cities in that region, great numbers have died from the ef fects of exposure to the sun. In the north we have also suffered severely. The forenoon of yesterday, in this city, was ex tremely hot and sultry; but in the evening a refresh ing breeze sprung up, as delightful as a gracious nod to a fainting office-beggar. DiSTifrot'jsHBJ) Arrival. ? Major General W. Scott, commander of the forces, arrived in this city yesterday, and occupies apartments at the Ameri can Hotel. The Cambria News EipreH(?< ] Bostun, August 2, 184S. | H. Greeley, Esq. ? Dr ah Sir : ? I nee in the Nrw Yor\ Sun a great "flourish of trumpets" about the nows of the Cambria, "Special Expresses of the Sun," he. Now I apprehend that there has been foul nlay about tiiis busi ness somewhere. Mr. N. A. M. Dudley ofthe house of Halibut-ton & Dudley, was the linst *o board the Cam briu, anil by great exertions and consideiahlc expense, reached the railroad depot in time to send the newn to New York by the evening train. Mr. D. informs me that he delivered to Harnden's conductor three copies of IVi hnrr avd Smith's European Tim's, with express in junctions t j deliver one copy to the publishers of the Tribune. As you have not given Messrs. II. & D. credit, I presume you did not rcceive the paper. Is it possible that our express people have been turning the thing into a speculation I Ii so? and circumstances have a wonderf ul squinting that way? the act certainly deserves ihe severest reprehension. Messrs. Harnden & Co. ought at least to explain the matter, for what are our expiusses good for if they may not be confided in and trusted lor the faithful delivery of important packhges according to direction. Yours, ever, J. F. Cleveland. Will the gentlemen explain 7 We also ask, will the gentlemen explain 1 This is a very mysterious affair, foi we believe that one of three copies, sent by Mr. Dudley, was for us. We have had some dealings with Ilarnden & Co. before this. We are somewhat acquainted with them, and think it due to the public that this last matter should be cleared up. If it is not explained, we shall be compelled to think and to ponder on the mysterious arrangements of an express line. Movement* of Travellers. The travelling revived yesterday with considerable spirit. The destination of many has been averted by the painful intelligence that has reached this city from New port, and the nervous anxiety and uneertainty, that the morning's dawn alone can dispel, fortho safety of the friends and relatives who were inmates of the 'ill-fated Ocean House. There will be found at the Americas. ? E. H. Plant, Southington; T. M. Pettit, Philad; James Gordon Bennett and family ; E. Salisbury, and Mr. Wood, Macon, Geo.; E.F. Woodbury, Savan nah, Geo.; W. H. May, do; Jno Bryant, East Florida; O. W. Owens, Savannah: Dr. L. Hopes, Philad: Major Gen'l Scott, U. S. At my; J. Williams, do; A. M. Manigoot, Charleston; Mr. Stone, Philad; Elisha TownsenJ, do. Astor.? Geo Browning, Philad; D. P. Clark, New Vlilford, Ct; A. K.Jackson, Oeo.; Jos Pearson, Baltimore; Koht Howard, <ieo; Mr. Henry, Quebec; Messrs. Abbott Waldron,.and Elliott, Boston; Messrs. Conner and Tut hill, Mobile; Jos Stillman, Bait; J. B. Wool re. St Tho mas; Sam'l O. Powell, Texas; Washington Keith, Thilad; (I. Mills, Texas; E. K Johnson, I'hilad; Charles Loornas, Columbia; J. Pritchard, Porto Rico; J. liceve*, Philad; J. W. Bryant, East Florida; R. and Dr. lUgan. Md.; A. D. Woodruff, St Louis; Messrs. Nesmith and Pollard, do. Citv? D. Ames. Springfield, Mass; R. Cooke, Sans Souci; Michael ORly, Delaware: A. Peterson, Philad; W. Merriwell, H. Sudam, Va; A. Jacob and E. Sterling, N. Orleans; E. J. Snider, Nashua; W. B. Well, Florida; L. Traliam. South Carolina; J. II. Morgan, St. Louis; L. Merriman, South Carolina; J. Wellingham, Richmond; M. E. Preston, Natchez: J. W. Hooper, Georgia; Otis Johnson and Mr. Martin, Nashville. F*ai?*lim? W. Sharp, W Kenny, Newark; B. B. Smith, St. Louis; II. D Williams, Indiana, H. O'Neil. Augusta; W. Camm, Philad; N. Kemball, Albany ; J. L. Wayne, Cincinnati: J. J Rogers, Sabine; C II. Butt, Louisville; J. M. Acker, Mobile; Jos. Van Lear, Williams |K>rt, la: Isaac and Abraham Levy, Richmond; Sherman Stevens, Michigan; Dr. VI. Peck, Charleston, 8. C; J. W. Chapman, Petersburg, Va. Globe? John Schermerhorn and John Oammels, Cam den; Mr. Wallace, Philadelphia; Mr. Hooke, do; L. Barth, do; Com. J. Renshaw, U. S. N; Mr .Phileck. Philadelphia; Henry Harston, do; C. Hulse, do; Count do Montholon, do; Mr. Pagott, do. Howard? N. V. Higbee, ^lbany; H. W. Howell, Mon ticello; F. E. Cornwall, Lyons, N. V; W. Pickney, Man chester; Col. W. Bailey, Florida; Oeorgn P. Stevenson, Chippewa, C. W: B. L. Ingraham, Mass; James Hawley, Montreal; H. L, Shaw, Baltimore: ft Meyers, Philad; J. I. Johnson, Alliany; I.. A. Arnold, It. Haskell, Philad; J. L. Lawson, N. <?; II. Oliver, Nassau Hotel; E. Baker, Mbany ; J. Iteddie, New Oilcans; ( hocton, Lexing ton; W. H llartnian, I'hilad; J. E. Belcher, Springfield. A Democratic Convention is notiflpd to meet nt the Hunterdon < ounty Court House, on Wednesilay ol court week (the 13th of August), at I o'clock, P. M., for ? lie purpose of re-districting the county into suitable po litical districts, and for the transaction of any ether busi ness requiring their attention. Weaver, convicted of murder at Urbana, Ohio, last May, ha* made his escape from jail Theatricals. Pa ik Theatre.? "La Muette dePortici," agrtuui opera, the plot oi which in known in thia countn nnder the name of Masaniello, whs produced (or th? first time last evening. It is based u|>on one oi the most dramatic epochs in the history of Naples, the revolt of the Neapolitans, headed by a fisherman, in 1647, and successful at first against the govern ment troops, under the command of the Duke of Arcoa, Viceroy of Naples for the King of Spain The music of this opera is of the Fiench school, and has been by all conmitseurt considered as the che/d'auvre of Auber. Unfortunately for the full suc cess of this opera, Mr. Coiuriot, who had one of the most important parts to sing, that of Alfonzo, the *on of tlje Viceroy, was again under the treatment of his physician, who declared it impossible for him to sing. His part was given to Mr. Buscher, who had only one day to prepare himself for the performance. On account of this alteration, several pieces had to be omitted ; for although Mr. Buscher possesses !?ood talents, and 'will certa'nly become an artist of merit, yet his musical education wants a little more training, before he can reach that point already gained by the artist whose place he took. Mad. Casini sang last night better than she ever did before, and several of her pieces were much ap plauded, especially the aria of the first act, "A ce lui que faim dm" dec. This is a part such as was riecet^ary for this prima donua. It appears well suited to her voice. M'me. Stephen Cieuriot acted the pi. i t of Fenella, the dumb girl, and performed it with 'he talent she is known to possess as a come dian. Arnaud (Masunielio) seemed to enter with his w liole ?oul into the spirit of the fisherman. lie sang ais part with great success. Garry (Pietro) also 'ang very well, especially the duo with Arnaud (\la;!inielIo), of the second scene (second act). ? Th's is the first part of some length in which we have overseen him, and he performed it to his credif. Mr. buscher, as we have said, had but very little time to prepare himself for the performance, and if to this is added the timidity an irtist always feels, when he is first entrusted with a part he is accus tomed to consider as above his capacities, he will be excused atonce if he did not give to his voice the volume which might perhaps have added to the eflect. Th>' chorusses were again applauded last night for their ensemble, and diey truly deserved it. But the want of a few more female voices was much
felt in the chorusses, and a few maje voices might not have perhaps been amiss. The instrumentation was too strong ? it smothered the voices of the ehaturs. This, <)f course, does not alter our opinion of the artists; it only shows that they were not numerous enough, and that the orchestra is a very efficient one. Much credit is to be given to Mr. Provost, the leader, whose whole mind seems to be immerged in his occupation. Mr. Prevost has been acknowledged by all who have visited the Park, to be an excellent lender, and he is known to leave nothing undone, either by his advice or his assistance, to render tne musicians under his super intendence so far effective as to answer the expec tions of the public. "La Muette" is an opera which requires more than one hearing to be appreciated. We will, therefore, wait for a night or two before wc attempt to criticise the music. We can only say, that there are passages which call forth the energy and talent of tho different artists, and that they deserve commendation for the manner with which they performed their respective tasks. The first representation of " La Muette" was not destined to go off quietly. During the procession, at the end of tne fourth act, Masaniello's horse became frightened, and pranced a little about, when his rider, thinking his seat unsafe, leaped on the ground, leaving ni8 cloak behind. As usual widi a respect able public, the audience laughed and clapped hands. This was at the finale ot the fourth act, so that the curtain falling almost immediately, the performance did not suffer much from it. To-morrow " La Muette" will be repeated, and to judge by the success of the first representation, it will, no doubt, be attended by a numerous audience. Opening of the Bowery Theatre ? Enterprise Triumphant. ? It is a long time since there was any thing similar, in the theatrical world, to the scene that took place last evening at the opening of this gorgeous establishment. For fully an hour previous to the opening oi the doors, a dense crowd began to form on the street opposite. The utmost impatienee was exlubiied.to obtain an entrance, and when seven o'clock arrived, the rush was tremendous to obtain tickets. Our reporter made several attempts to ap proach, but in vain; and when at length successful, no less difficulty occurred to obtain a seat. The pit and the four tiers of boxes were completely crammed ? the dress circle, however, not quite so soon as the others. Owing to the enormous rush of the multi. tude to get in, and the vast numbers who were bent on enjoyment, it was nearly half past eight before the curtain rose, although the calls wepe vociferous for it. The orchestra drew down the first plaudits, re sjtonsive to the animating medley they performed, compose'd as it was of " Hail, Columbia," "Wash ington's March," " Yankee Doodle," and all the na" tional airs. When this hurricane of applause first subsided, the bell rung, and up went the curtain, which wes the signal for a renewal of cheering and huzzahs without end, intended to greet Mr. Jackson, the enterprising proprietor, who came forward, and after cordia'ly acknowledging the hearty reception, spoke the following address i ? 'Tj? realiiM, Die picture Fancy drew, And iii bright colors plac'd before my view ; This night, the fair reality displays, To out astonished and delighted gaze. Touch'd by the magic wand of enterprise, Behold our Temple from its ashed rise ; Again, beneath its ever friendly dome. Once more the Drama seeks it* fav'rite home, Again to flourish, and again impart Its useful lessons to the mind and heart. I come, the champion of the Drama's cauce, To seek your favor, friendship and applause ? To ask of those who smile around me heie, To aid me in my bold ar.d new career : 'Tis one of peril, yet this bright array Of worth and beauty, chase all doubts away ; 1 see around me friends lout; known and tried, Who ne'er to merit, have their smiles denied, No itranftr welcomes ye beneath this dome, This is mine own, my lov'd, my native home ! Born 'neath the glorious banner of the free, ? Let mine the iiride and honor always be, To foster witn an ever ready hand, The growing talent of our native land ; To spur young Genius in his proud career, To gather treasures for his offerings here. This night to ye, our friends and patrons kind, We dedicate this temple of the mind ; Here shall amusement and instruction blond, At once, " the heart to elevate and mend," Pleasure entwine its wreaths of choicest flowers, And laughingmirth beguile the weary hours ; Music shall charm ye with its sweet control, "The soul of science and the queen of soul !" Answer with hearts and hands, shall we succeed ? 'Tis nobly answer'd friends, we shall, indeed. Now, then, I spread my canvass to the gale, Float on my bark ! " There's no such word as fail P To the detennin'd mind and earnost Will, The road to fame and fortune s open still ; Possessing those, no obstacles I fear, Gather but nightly thus around me here, Then, will the Drama, as in days of yore, Flourish in all its usefulness oiu-e more. During the recital, the audience broke forth fre" auently in plaudits loud and deep. The vast amphi theatre shook again, the speaker's exit being the first tiling to restore quiet. The performance began by the representation of the pleasant comedy of Charles the Second. Old Capt. Copp was done to the life by J. R . Scott ; he len' it n broad humor, that proved irresistible. King Charles was brought to life in the person of Mr. I)a veniKirt, while the part of that gallant libertine, the I Jarl of Rochester, was well delineated by Mr. Hen kins, who will be a favorite, if we mistake not Mrs Phillips and Mrs. Isherwood sustained the tdlc* of L-idv Clara, and Mary Copp, respectably, and the whole went ofl in the most gratifying manner. Between the pieces the house settled down a little, fatigued, perhaps, with the outpouring of hilarity that marked the whole performance thus f;ir. Then caineSirE. L. Skeflington's romantic drama enti lled " The Sleeping Beauty.* We have barely room to observe that the scenery displayed in this piece was of a gorgeous description, and worthy of the elegant decorations of the theatre. It is calculated this capacious Mructure is capable of affording accommodation to 4,000 persons. This being the case, the receipts of last night amount to a handsome sum, us there did not aiijiear to be any ?pare room in any corner of the building. Mr. Jack on has indeed fulfilled his pledges to the public in the expeditious and liberal manner in which this splendid theatre has been placed at the service of the public. On the other hand, the public li ive done their duty in turning ott Isstmiflit ns they did, to seal the en terprise with their approbation. We beKeve, on the part of each there were large expectations, and it is no less certain that both nave been realized. The opening of the Bowery h is, indeed, been an event in th'- drsmatic annals of this good city, and we hope (o tee the frequent recurrence of the enthusiasm and animation winch characterized it. Castle Garden ?This garden still continues to ie well attended. To-night Herr Cline will appear or the first time in his great pantomimic represen tation of the "Veteran <>n Stilts." The Brother* iilssler will again perform* their manly and muscu lar feats, and several overtures will be played by the >rchestra; the whole accompanied by jwpular bal lads, sung by Mr. Dennison, and dances by Mr Parsloe and Miss Pray. Njiilo's. ? Last night, Henry Placide, Burton, Arc, irew u crowded saloon. To-night, H. Placide aj> >ears again, and will suatain his original post in "Secret Service." The piece has been played bu' once, and then elicited the most enthusiastic appro bation. We question if there bti an actor in the country who can invest the character with so much interest as Mr. Placide. The Acrobats' last appear ance but four. The very droll sketch ol "Mr. and Mrs. Pringle," terminates the entertainments. Vauxhali- Garden. ? Mr. J. O'Connell, the won derfnl tuttoed man, will appear this evening for the lirst lime, and will relate to the audience his mira culous adventures. Young Franfcisco, the Fakir of Angelina, will also participate in the amusements of this evening. To this is added the usual series of songs and dances, and it can be seen at once that the bill is unusually attractive. A grand entertainment was given at the United States Hotel, S*ratoKa, on Saturday, by Mr. and Mrs. An drown, and Mr. and Mrs. Maeder (late Clara Fi?hor). The Orphean Family gave a concert at the Fe malo Academy, Albany, last evening. Sporting Intelligence. Pedestrian and Equestrian Pkrkor.hanoes on the Bkacon Course, Yesterday. ? There was a j pretty good niuiter yesterday on the above track to j witness a trotting match for $>"750 ; also, a hurdle match between the Canadian burs- Hops and the i celebrated pedestrian, George Seward. Previous | to the trotting, the betting was 26 to 30 on Reality , against Tip. Lady Tompkins was not mentioned, , it being generally considered that she was no two j mile nag. Within a few minutes of the time> appointed, the ; horses were ready to start. It was for a sweep stake for $750, two mile heats, under the saddle. 1.? George Spicer names b. f. Tip. | 2.? George Young* " .. . .b. m. Lady Tompkins. | 3. ? Jan. D. McMann " br. m. Reality. They were placed in the above order, Tip having the pole. After some six or seven attempts at a start, owing to the difficulty there wa*s to get Tip to strike a pace, the word was given and they went forth, Lady Tompkins and Reality well together, Tip somewhat more than a length be hind. At the drawgate he made a bad break, and the other two had nearly reached the quarter pole ere Tip recovered himself. At this peint Reality appeared jo have the lead somewhat, and as they approached the half mile, Tip made up considerable of his lost ground. The half mile was performed in lm. 24s. They kept thus round the top, and at the three quarter pole Reality appeared to be about a length in advance, and came to the judge's stand for the first mile, in 2m. 41s. At the first quarterof the second mile. Lady Tompkins appeared to go up to Reality and lap her, but shortly after made a break, and was thrown considerably behind in conse .quence, and Tip almost reached the Lady before she recovered herself fully. As they proceeded round the top, Tip made a most tremendous break, which threw whatever little chance he had out. Reality reached the judge's stand at the conclusion of the second mile, some six or eight lengths in advance, in 5m. 30s. Tip at the same moment was only a few yards on the right side of the distance post. Previous to the second heat it was 3 to 2 on Reali ty against the field. There was something like 13 or 14 attempts at a start ; the judges, 9pectators and all, were completely out of patience. John Spicer on Tip tried every means possible to make him go at any thing like decent ? whip and spurs, rollers, leaders, pulling and tugging, were alike in vain? go he would not. Poor John's nrms were almost dragged from his body in his endeavors for nearly an hour. The judges at length declared that they would give the word, independent of their situation, if they did not endea.vor to go forth in something like decent order Shortly after, they managed to get off something like in order ? Tip on the outside, in front, apparently by a length, and maintained his position pretty well to the half mile, where the Lady appeared to fall off considerably. On going round the top, Reality went up and passed Tip, and reached the three-quarter a length in front; here Tip broke, and the Lady passed him. They thus reached the Judce's stand. Realitv about three lengths in front, in about 2m. 37s. At the draw gate, for the second mile, .Tip broke, a nd took to pacing, notwithstanding every endeavor to the con trary by his rider ; but pace he would, and by this means recovered considerable lee-way, gaining on the Lady materially ; Tip, up the back stretch, two or three times look to pacing ; in the meanwhile Reality was nearly a distance ahead of the other two, and round the top Lady Tompkini ; was about a length or two in front of Tip, but the li uter resumed his pacing and passed her 3 but shortly after, broke even at that, ana before he could be recovered, the other got some dozen lengths in fron t. Just as the Lady reiiched the draw-gate Reality got to the Judge's chair, in 5m. 31s., winning thr sweepstakes. Tip was distanced in consequence of his pacing. Immediately alter, a match lor. .$200, between Geo. Seward and the Canadian horse Hops, to run a quarter mile, and jump 12 hurdles 3 ft. -1 in. high, came oft". The hurdles were placed on the straight side, commencing near the three qui uter pole, about ! 25 or 30 yards apart, and extending a bout 40 yardt i b^iow the Judge's stand. This arrangement afford ed a most capital view of the whole affair to those on the different stands. The word having beer given, both nian and horse went forth 1 1 good style, Seward apparently having the lead, which lie main tained to the fith or sixth hurdle, where they were abreast; in clearing the seventh IIops, etruek tin hurdle and broke it, and took the lead from Seward: Hops in clearing the eighth and ninth stmck them als<j and broke fliem ; he alno did the same at the eleventh hurdle; the horse cleaned the twelfth hur- 1 die just as Seward cleared his ninth hurdle. Mo time was kept. The horse Hops was ridden in fine style l?y Mr. Sweetcnham. New York Yacht Club. ? The different vesee Is belonging to the Members of this Club, tnke th'-ir departure for a pleasure excursion to Newpoit, wb ere they expect to meet with other yachts from Balti more, Philadelphia, New Bedford and other places It is more than probable that one of the finest s ailing matches tint cvur took plitce in this country will arise out of this meeting. The Union Star Cricket Cum-W/j .i.AnorT against all Brooklyn. ? This match natrv" ofi ye> terday on the Union Star Cricket Gro ond, Fori Green. The day was fine, accompanied by a fine breeze frem the Mouth, which, with the beautiful view of Staten Island. New Jersey, t'oe city of Brooklyn t\nd New l'ork,with the smiles of the nu merous ladies, who honored the Crick' !t Ground with their presence, certainly added to the spirit of the game. The Wallabout won the choice of inning, and put the Brooklyn side to the bat. The fieldi ng of the Wallabout whs bad in the first innings. John Floyd in a short slip, missed two ketches. Jo'tin Hardy also missed a pretty ketch as wicket player. John Hire, as long field, made a most beautiful krtch ? The Brooklyn boys scored 57 runs in the first in nings. The WalUibout boys took the bat an*l forced the fielding; and Rowlay, of the Brooklyn side, fetched their timbers much faster than the y antici p ited, scoring only 46, leaving them 11 ru ns short. The following is the score : ? IJrooklv* First Ijtxisru. Brooklyn Skco'd Inninim F. Naiih, c. by Hino 8 e. by Phelps. John Baxter, ruu out 0 b. by Hine C. Smith, c. by J. Hanly... ? run oat 1 M. Irving, b, by E. Hardy. .8 b. by Hint J. Wafde, b. by do 0 not out. 4 ) l?aac Hill, c. by J. Hardy. .4 b. hy Hine 15 Thoma* Lent, run out.. . .16 b. by Hardy <; J. Flint, b. by Hornbuckle. 6 b. by H'ne f) (}. Smith, c. by Boyd. . . 4 run out. . 0 II. Downing, b by Horn buckle .1 not out c j Rhode*, do 0 Rhode*, leg* before the wicket | , Byes a ) Bye* 3 Wide bell* a$ ' 67 ~~7t Firtt Inning* of Wallabout. 'id fnnivgi of Wallabout Horn Backtab. by Smith I Runout 1 John Boyd b. by " 1 lohn Hhie b. bj May A Bowled by C. Smith 1 Kdw. I lock* run oat 1 John Hardy not out 17 B. by Naih I! I. Foreman li. by (). 8. i E. Hardy b. by C S. 6 B. by C. Smith 1' j John I'help* by F. Nash 0 Runout 10 | Chnmbericng b. by C. Smith 3 Hngffot bowled by Na*h 1 Tho*. Hardy b. by Smith I Bye* 7 Wide b?ll 1 44 Ink n Boyd ha> scored Koioman ha* *cored 4 67 No bafM ?' 1 Wide ball* ' 7?i The wicketawill be pitched on Wednesday ot 2 1 o'clock, to finish the game. It is to be regretted that the Wallabout boys had a quarrel, and part of the time played with only ten men in the field. Thin is not the true feeling which hould belong to cricketers. The umpires on the occasion were Henry Wilson <f New York, mid Win. Julian of Wallabout. Gkahd Cricket Match Bktwekn the New York Club and Canada ? According to appoint ment, suys the Morttieal Herald of the 1st met , the St. George's Club of New York and the Canadian Cricket players were on the grttund bright and eurly The day was most propitious. The weather was ;:alm, cool and cloudy, and the ground in beautiful order. The hopes of friends on both sides were high, the play of the previous day having made the men known to each other, and the scoring having ")een within one of being equal. The Canadian players showed, however, more self-possession, and apparently a greater, although a ??autious, confidence among themselves. The New York gentlemen also appeared to be willing to risk nothing, and to do their best for the game. No op iH-nents ever met in friendly strife with more gene rous feelings, orin a more honorable spirit of rivalry. At a quarter to 12, the men were at their stations, and all fresh for the work, with the exception of Mr. Birch, who complained of indisposition, but who, nevertheless, took his ground. It will be se?*n, how ever, from the result, tnat he c*uld not have been the man he was the day before. SkcOnd Inninui. Canadian Players. Caught by. Bowled by. Total Birch, Wright, 0 Winckworth, Ticknor, Uroom, 13 Hornby, Batea, Wheatcroft, 3a Wilgress, Hun out, 14 Shnrpe, Groom, Oroom, 31 Harrington, Wright, 8 Conolly, * Groom, 3 Haronoe, Runout, U Polkington, Syme, Oroom, 1 Shipway, Hudson, 9 Liddell, Not out, 0 Bye*, 6 Wide balls, g No balls, 3 13S St. Oeorge't Club. Caught by. Bowled by. Total. Turner, Sharp, Winckworth, 17 Syme, Winckworth, 0 Ticknor, Liddell, Sharpe, a Wright, Winckworth, at Wheatcroft, Sharp, Winckworth, 2 Tinson, Winckworth, 0 Hudson, Winckworth, 10 Groom, Sharpe, a Wild, Not out, 4 Marsh, Shipway, Winckworth, 0 Bates, Shipway, Wiuokworth, 0 Wide ball*, 8 No ball*, 1 Bye?, 1 76 Canadian*, Firit Inning* 80 Do. * Second do 135 Total St. George'*, First Inning* 79 Do. Second do 76 Total. In favor of Canadians 61 The game closed at half-past six, the Innings of the Canadians about half-past three. The play yesterday on both side was superb. The St. George's fielding was excellent, it could hardly be surpassed. The hatting of Hudson and Wild par ticularly elicited great praise. Tinson was the toughest of customers at the wicket. The bowling of Wright and Groom was admirable. The former especially, with his left-handed balls, bothered his man much. The Canadians' batting was beautiful, but their fielding although of a high order, as a whole was hardly equal to the St, George's. The batting of Lieutenant Hornby was splendid; twice he made six runs, and several times three. The lu.ig 'ielding of Connolly deserves much praise; h- nn only had the eye of the eagle but the toot of the deer. Hornby's long fielding was also excellent. The bowling of Sharpe and Winckworth, we aiv told by the best judges, is not to be surpassed in America. On Sliarpe's balls particularly no cal culation could be made ; they appeared to come with one character, and three-fourths on their way assumed another. The balls in his hand were like the boomerang in the New Hollander's, and had they not been stopped, we should not have been surprised to see them return and lie down at his feet. Nothing could exceed the urbanity and good spirit of the gentlemen from New York, qualities which were warmly reciprocated by the Canadians. It is true the St. George's have lost the present game, but no argument as to their inferiority to the Canadians is in any way to be drawn from that. Bad luck had much to do with it, bad play nothing. A return match we hear will be [Hayed at New York soon after the Montreal races. The Canada players were Messrs. Birch. Wilgress, Harrington, Connolly, Shipway, Liddell, of Mon treal ; Mr. Winckworth, Toronto ; Mr. Sharpe, Hamilton; Captain Pocklington, 52nd regiment: Lieutenant Harenc, 52nd regiment, Montreal; ana Lieutenant Hornby, Royal Lngineers, Quebec. Ocean- Steamers ? Spirit of Opposition ? There appeared in the Boston Atlas, some time ago, a let ter from London containing the following attack upon the capacity ana qualities of the monster steamer Great Britain : Lokpon, July 3, 1849. The steamer Great Britain remains at Dublin, and con tinues to be visited by a large number of persons ; in deed, so profitable has proved the speculation of show ing her at one shilling per head, that tho Company would undouotedly make a largor dividend by sending her round the coast, and then to France, and on a continental trip, than they will cvor realize from her Atlantic voyages. The London Timet, in a recent editorial arti cle upou Lord Lincoln's "Commons Enclosure Bill,'' gave an opinion, in an indirect manner, respecting the steamer Great Britain. The leviathnn ahip was brought in to illustrate the absurdity of Lord Lincoln'* bill. Tho Ttmes says that l'arliament could not get through the third reading of the bill till August, " unless it bo passed in a state which will require it to beultered faster than it could be worked. One surveys such a leng'.h of law a-, one might do the Gruat Britain steamer, or a monster train. \YOiat if the hill should break its back ill the trough of a Parliamen tary committee ; or, on the still sevorcr trial of a subse quent actual working 7" This is the first hint that I have wen in n British journal ?the first " misgiving" ? that tho 'Great Britain steamer, like Loid Lincoln's monster bill, , is liable to " break its back." The remark illustrates i ho absurdity of " ;-uch gigantic productions" as the (ireat Britain, and the wonder excitod by them is seldom without its " misgivings." In common with thousunda, I expect the result ol' the Atlantic trips of this iron mon ger will be, that she will break her hack in a trough of the ocean. She has already met with several accident! ; from the day when the attempt was made to get her out of dock, till her arrival at Kingstown, Ireland, it is a chapter of misfortune. Coming round from llristol, the ocean waves stove in her bows, and otherwise damaged iier. On her recent trip from the Thames to Ireland, sho frightened Ave hundred passengers, who were on hoard when she made an ex -curaion round the Eddyitone. That 1 may not bo ac cused of exaggerating, I will quote from the Lonrfo ? f'imrt. " On returning, the ship was several times sud lenly stopped, owing to the heated state of some parts ?1' the main bearings of her immense engines." " On the occurrence of these stoppages, the machinery was allowed to cool, and when again put in motion, plenti fully supplied with water poured from a hose pine" i'hia monster steamer will be able to reach New York in twenty or thirty days after she leaves Liverpool, if her machinery continues to get rrd hot every hour, and she is " suddenly stopped" to allow it to cool ! Cold water, however, " plentifully supplied from a hose-pitie," will very soon render her machinery worthless when she was inside Mill Bay pier she met with another accident ? Her stern was caught by the run of the tide," says the /.intdon Timrt, " and she swung a little to the southward. This brought the bowsprit of the Tiger (aCork steamei) in collision with one oi the ship' life-boats, which whs 4ove in, and her starboard bulwark netting and accom odation ladder were also damaged " This does not end the chapter of accidents. She was expected at Kings ?own, Ireland, on theilst ultimo, and her non-arrival >n that day caused the greatest alarm. The Dublin cor respondent of the l.oudon Morning Hirald, in a letter da led the '23d ult., referring to the cause of her non-arrival, ?lays: " This morning an alarming rumor was spread that the Devonshire passed the Great Britain in a disa bled state off Plymouth, and the fait of the Pi-eiidtnt wot I I once *?Kfritrd /" It appears, however, from a letter addressed to Capt. Mosken, by the passengers who were on board, that, on the UOth ult , after leaving Plymouth breakwater, whan off the Longships, " tha guard of the fiir-fuimp unfortunately gave way, which rendered it ab solutely necessary to stop the engines, and lia to." (I quote from the letter referred to.) " Different modes of working tha forward pair of anginal alonti, or In com bination with the crippled ones, were resorted to till 0 i'. M. the next day, and during these sixteen an I a half hours very little progress was made. This accident hap |it na I when the steamer was one hundred and seventy iHUi.Jr.al mile* from Kingstown; but, supposing it had 'isppened during a gale of wind, in the Atlantic Ocean, fi'teen hundred miles from land, and when the maciilne y w is red hot, and the life boats wera stove in, how would the passenger* act under such circumstances 7 It is said that this steamer will positively leave Liverpool for New York on the 'J6th day of this month. I know not how many passengers will risk their lives by going out In her; but I do nope that this plain atatement of the many accidents that have happened since her keel was laid will have the effect to induce all travellers to Kngland to embark on hoard tha well tried, swift goin , anasafe steamers, known aa the "Royal Mail Line" b< ; ween Liverpool, Halifax and Boston. They aia all th< roughly and atrongly built, contain the best machinery in tne world: and there are no men of untried principle! ".nnnected with these unrivalled ho.iti, by which human ilfe can be placed injeopardy. The cause of thia arroBH attack upon a ahip that haa not yet been fully tried, antl thnt haa proved n Rond veaael in all her experimental tripn, is to be plainly ?nouflh aeen in the Inat paniRrnph of the letter. It here appears that ih?' " Royal M ii| Line" running to Ronton is "fv, ic'" n ! ' w II tried" and ought not to be in( 'ile <1 writ v m- ,.xter ateamera or tny other unit ol Hemiifr. In tiun ugly spirit of op iiocition, as displayed by the brutal portion of the .trass of Boston, haa this city to contend with in the proaecution of ocean a team navigation.