Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 10, 1846, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 10, 1846 Page 2
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MEW YORK HERALD. New York, Tuesday, March 10, HW? lite Kiprrted Packet*. There is some little interest manifested for the arrival of the following packet*; they will bring late news from Europe. PACKETS TO AKRIVK WITH WIHI. Packet9. Captains. Wkenct. Sailing Days Zurich Tbompsoo Havre Feb. 1. Liverpool EldrUee Liverpool, . . .Keb. 6. Francis 1st, . . . Wbeedon, Havre,, .... .Feb. 8 AVestminster, .. .Hovsy London, Feb. 10. NiddoDs Cobb Liverpool, . . .Feb. 11. bbenandoah,.. .West, .Liverpool, . . .Feb. Id. The Zurich is set down to have Bailed from Havre on the 1st of February ; but, as we have re ceived no accounts of her sailing, she may bring later advices from France and the Continent. Our latest accounts from London are of the 7th ; Liverpool of the 6th, and Paris of the 4th of Febru ary, inclusive. The news will be sent overland to the Herald office. Spring Business? Heiicllt of Advertising Opening of the Season. To judge by the preparations going on, and movements on every side, we should think that there will be as great amount of busineas done this spring as in my season in a number of years. At no time, probably, since the begin ning of our existence as a nation, has business been ia u better and sounder condition than it is at present; and the only drawback is the un certain state of our loreign relations. Were these settled in an amicable and satisfactory manner, there would be nothing to impede the progress of the American people, in their onward march to prosperity. As it is, however, there is every pros pect of an active and extensive business being done, and betore six weeks are past, the business l?ortion oi the city will be the scene of bustle and excitement, as great as on any former occasion.? Merchants from the south and west are already t>eginning to arrive, to make theirjpurchases for the ensuing summer. These welcome visiters will find an assortment of goods of all descriptions as full and varied as were ever beiore in the market. Within the last few days several of our noble packets have arrived from France and England, laden with the riches of commerce. The beautiful broadcloths of England, and the magnificent silks of France, arranged tempt ingly on the shelves of our merchants, await the arrival of our country merchants to make their pur chases and convey them for the use of their cus tomers in distant parts. Notwithstanding the exertions of the merchants of Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore, the city of New Yora maintains her stand, and, we doubt not, will remain forever the commercial emporium of this continent. The inducements to purchase in this city are greater than in any other place, and the well-known character[of New York merchants, for honorable dealing, is well calculated to inspire stran gers with confidence 111 the representations made to them in regard to their purchases. Although, as business men, the people of this city ?re equal to any in the world, we think they neglect their own interests very much in one point. But few of them seem to be aware of the great advanta ges arising from freely advertising their names and business in the public prints. This is an unaccount able oversight. There are some of them, however, who do appreciate these means of advancing them selves in business and prosperity; and they find that the few dollars they expend annually, in this manner, amply repay them. A merchant may have an unexceptionable stock of goods on hand?his character may be above suspicion?but in no way, except by advertising, can he get to be celebrated. Let any man take a file of our city papers for fifteen or twenty years back, and he will be convinced of the truth of this statement. Let him take an inventory of those who haye advertised liberally in the public journals, and the result will show that nine-tenths of them have flourished beyond their most sanguine anticipations when ^they commenced business. He wilt find that those who have acquired an inde pendence, and retired to live on their means, were all aware of this great talisman, and those of them who are yet .in business are among our most sub stantial men. But these valuable means of extending business, and becoming known, require to be used with discretion. Papers of large circulation and influence should be selected for this purpose?such as circu late extensively in the South and West, and among the] class of people for whom the advertisements are intended. The great reputation and influence of the Am# Herald render it a valuable me dium ffor this purpose. With a circulation ;of upwards of forty thousand, and over a hundred thousand readers, it has advantages possessed by no other paperin the country. In every city, village and hamlet in the country, the Arte York Herald is carefully filed, and read with avidity?a compliment paid no other journal. We would, therefore, suggest to our city mer chants the importance of advertising their occupa tions ; and we offer to transact their business in this respect, on the most favorable termB. Thi Rights op Woman.?There is an evident disposition throughout the Union to abolish those absurd and unjust restriction which the common law imposes upon the equitable rights of married women in their property. To quote a master spirit of legislation, "it is not right to make the man a tyrant, and to reduce to a passive state of slavery the sex which, by its feebleness and its tenderness, fliost needs the protection of the laws. The interests of women have been too often sacrificed. The rules of marriage are a code of violenee; the man receives the lion's share." _ For pears the attention of the most enlightened Ameri can legislators has been directed to this sub ject, but the age was too far behind the movement proposed, to enable them to accomplish much. Light ia, however, gradually penetrating the darkest recesses of the public mind ; and, during the course of this winter, several of the Legislatures of the Union have passed laws to protect the rights oi women. In Ohio, the subiect has been warmly discussed, and the Legislature have had under consideration ? bill enlarging the powers of married women. In Kentucky, the privileges of married women have been greatly increased. Slave property is to be placed in the same category with real, and is not to be liable to the debts of the husband, during coverture. " Nor," to use the words of the law, " shall the life estate of the husband, his wife living, be levied on, executed, or sold for his debts or lia bilities." Although we have not the data tbefere us, ws be lieve thai the law in Alabama, also, ha* been mate rially amended, in this respect. The time cannot, surely, be far distant, when the law of the whole U nion will respect woman equally with man. It is a relic of barbarism which denies to woman, when married, the right of disposing of her own property; and, holding these views, we are glad to see that a bill has been reported in our Legislature, to allow married females to hold and convey red eeure. There can be no reasonable objection to such a law?it is a simple act of jus. tioe, a restoration to women of the rights of which they have been long deprived?end, therefore, our law-makers will do well to pass it. Sttfosxd Slaves.?We learn from Capt. White! Bey, of the Atlantic, arrived yesterday from Grena da, that he apoke on the 2Sth February, in lat. 85 10, Ion. 7315, the ahip Panthea, of Providence, from the West coast of Africa, bound to the United States, in charge of a U. 8. officer?sent home by one ot the men-of-war. Mexican Mattem ?It is stated in the New Or leans papers, that the Mexican Vice Consul in that city has received orders to re-open his office for the transaction of Mexican business. How does this correspond with the advices from the city of Mmuoo T Corporation* and Individual Liability. The manifold abuses commuted by incorporated companiea, under cover of their charters, and the frauds they have practiced on the public in every part of the country, have induced a feeling in legislators and citizens, that if properly carried out, will have a very beneficial effect. The opinion is becoming general among all classes, that no set of men ought to receive a charter for any purpose, without what is called the individual liability clause being included in it. That is, in case the incorpo ration should become insolvent, the stockholders, directors, and every one concerned, should be liable, in their individual capacity, to make up any defi ciency that the assets of the company should fail to make good. In our State Legislature, on Thursday last, Mr. Hard introduced a resolution, that it was inexpedient for the Legislature, in granting charters to companies, forj manufacturing purposes, toiusert a clause of this description. The resolution, after some little debate, was laid on the table, with the intention of its being taken up and acted upon in a few days. As this subject is flbw before the Legislature and the action that may be taken upon it will undoubt edly form a precedent lor the guidance of future legislatures, we think this an appropriate time for the press to express its opinions. The subject in volves consequences of great magnitude, and any light that can be thrown on it is very desirable. We claim, as an independent journal, the right to give an unprejudiced opinion, and we will do it in a tew words. We consider it inexpedient in the first piece for the representatives of the people, to confer on any set of men exclusive privileges, whe ther they are to issue paper money, or spin cotton. But if such privileges be granted, then we think on the principles of justice and equity, the parties in terested, in receiving those privileges, should be liable in their individual, as well as in their corpo rate capacity, for all debts contracted by the corpo ration. The principle of incorporating companiea has been so interwoven with our system, that it will be a long time beiore it will be eradicated; and we must, if we can't rid ourselves altogether of the evil, modify it as much as we can, and de prive it of its worst features. The absence of this individual liability cause in our banking system has worked ruin upon thousands, both in this country and in England. The property of the widow and the orphan has been squandered by a merciless set of bank directors, and thousands have been reduced lrom affluence to poverty in conse quence of it. At a moderate estimate, the immense sum of five hundred millions of dollars haa been wasted by moneyed.instituttons in the most extrava. gant speculations, a great part of which would have been saved il the principle of individual liability was engrafted on their charters. Its blighting influ ence can be seen in almost every state of the union, and in no place better than in the western States. ! The States of Ohio and Michigan suffer to this day from the evils of their wild cat banks and tlKir shtnplasters. It it is desirable to have this feature intn iced into charters incorporating moneyed instil is, it applies as well to manufacturing companies ctal privileges are to be conferred on indivi should be done without risk to the public, ject of them is individual gain to the persotu posing a corporation, and why should there not b? individual risk, if a private indt- , vidual issues promises to pay or engages in j manufacturing operations, the whole of his i individual property is liable for his debts, j and why should not the property of the individuals com posing a chartered company be liable in the 1 same manner! On the principle of justice and fair j dealing, the same rules ought to apply in both cases. ! There is another view, in which we think it advisa- j ble to have this provision incorporated in the chsr ters of all companies. It would effectually restrain all desire to extend their operations beyond a legiti mate, and reasonable limit. It would repress that deBire to risk their resources which has caused so much injury in former times. These are a few of our reasons for having the in dividuals of every corporate company liable for the debts it may incur. We hope the press general ly will take up the subject, and give their views, so that the Legislature may fully award the opinion of the public on the question. Intentions to Marry.?We observe in the Bos ton papers of late the publication of long lists of "Intentions of Marriage." This arises, we under stand, from a law of the State of Massachusetts re quiring parties about to enter into this important contract, to publish before the ceremony shall be performed, their names and intentions. Such laws, in this country especially, we look upon as at least injudicious, tending to load with difficulties and trammels a matter which meets with too many im pediments from the very constitution ot civilized society. Many sensitive minds from fear of having their names thus placarded, or from the possibility that circumstances may lead them to change their minds, or from the repugnance to publicity, exposing them to the foolish jests of acquaintances, (too com mon on such occasions) may be absolutely driven from their desire to enter into such a con tract so desirable to be encouraged on every account. Yet, perhaps, this law is not so bad as that which some States have enacted, in which apparently for no other purpose than to create , tees tor certain clerks of courts and others, a license is required to be taken out at the cost of a dollar for permission to marry! A man might, with just as much right and reason, be required by law to take out a license to buy a new coat, or for any other natural and lawful purpose or business. We do not expect to see all unjust, oppressive, or foolish laws removed, bnt we confess we should not be sorry to see it done; especially in the matter of marriage, in which, we think, young people ought to receive every encouragement, and from which all restraints, operating either on the mind, the feelings, or the purse, ought to be removed. A man naturally fears and hesitates at marriage?lor who can forsee how it will end 1 To add, therefore, to natural fear and hesitation, by artificial fears and difficulties created by law, is, to say the least, very much to be deprecated. 1 From St. Domingo.?From Capt. Grifithr of the schooner H. Laurance, who was taken off that ves sel in a sinking condition, by Capt. Burgess, of the ship Cabot, at this port, we are indebted for a late number of the El Dominicano. The President. Seut&ne, in a Proclamation, dated 6th February, make* known that the government has re ceived information from Porto Principe, that a large ar mament i* preparing to march against them with the determination to lay the country watte, destroy the in habitants, and give no quarter and thow no mercy to men, women or children. The people are then earnest ly called upon, in view of the apprehended danger, to prepare valiantly for the defence of the country againtlthe expected enemy. Among the prisoner! taken by the Dominican*, on the occasion of the shipwreck of the Haytien ships, was one Vallon Stinon, formerly Lieutenant Colonel in the Dom inican army, who had deserted to the eneaay and entered into the service ot the mauoe. He was immediately tried by e Military Commission end sentenced to die. The Governor, meantime, at his petition, bss suspended the asecutlon of the sentence, to await the decision of Congresa la addition to the above, we learn from Capt. Blanchard, of the brig Demerara, who left Maya guez, P. R., on the 21st February, fethat the Go vernor of ths Island had arrived tifiere from St. John's P. R., on the 20tb, and visited all thejinnct pal places on the island. The same day the Spanish steamer Natchez arrived from St. John's with troops. In the neighboring harbor, Anasco, there were | two steamers, one frigate and one schooner of-war, assembled in order to await the arrival of the ship of-war Lebraad, when they were to proceed to gether tor St. Domingo, with the intention, as it is rumored, to take once more possession of the Spa. inafi part of thai island. It is also stated that a j French fleet is cruising in the vicinity of Mayaguez ' for the same purpose. From the dntire silence upon this subject, of the papers of a later date, which we I have in oar possession, it is highly improbable. Interesting from Central, America?Probable War between Ecuador and New Grenada.?We find r very interesting letter in the United Statu Gazette iroru its correspondent in Puerto Cabello. It appears that there ia almost a certainty ot war breaking out between New Grenada and Equador. The occasion ot it ia aaid to be a violation of the provisions of existing treaties by the government of Equador, in having given an asylum and high rank in their army to Gen. Ovanda, the murderer ol Grand Marshal Sucre, a citizen of New Grenada. On demanding the surrender of the criminal accord ing to treaty, the New G renadian was grossly in sulted, and in consequence demanded his passports, which were granted. Each nation is preparing for war, although eflorta are being made tor a reconci liation. Tne army of New Grenada is represented to be far superior in numbers, equipment, and dis cipline to that of Equador. In Venezuela, Gen. Paez declines a re-election to the Presidency. He says that he wishes to establish the precedent "that no person should aspire to be President, nor consent to his re-election lor the third time." So it appears.that there is a party op posed to many Presidential terms in Venezuela, as well as in the United States. In addition to the above we are in receipt ot Caraccas paperB to the 31st January. They do not contain news of much general import ance. The question of some reform in the plan of agricultural labor, as now conducted, is being agi tated at some length in the columns of El Exberal, and that paper makes some excellent suggestions, which, if they are carried out, wilt much improve the capabilities of Venezuela in the production ot her various crops. Though the independence of Venezuela has been recognised some time since by Spain, the latter go vernment does not appear to be willing to extend all the rights that Venezuela is entitled to. A vessel that lately arrived at San Sebastian, in Spain, from La Guayra, was refused the privilege of unloading, and much dissatisfaction is telt in \ enezuela in consequence. They state, however, that the minis ter, Sr Santos Michelena, who is about to depart for Madrid, on the part of the Venezuelean Govern ment, will, doubtless, arrange matters, so that these disagreeable contretemps will not again occur. British Legislative Decorum ?The disreputa ble scenes that occasionally occur in our legislative assemblies, are eagerly laid hold of by the British press, amply commented upon in their own peculiar ^ way, and lorced inferences drawn unlavorable to . popular government, and disreputable to the Ameri- i can people. On every such occasion, the dignified demeanor , of British legislators, and the order and decorum at- , 'tending the proceedings, are contrasted with the bear-gar! icenes, which Uiey chose to style the triflin- oreaks ol leehng in this country. Although they o doubt, to u certain <gree, disgraceful, we question if anything like the following ever oc- i curred in the United States. We extract the account of it from the Arcadian j Recorder, published at Halifax, N. S. : [From the Arcadian Recorder, February 21 J A variety of deipatchea and papers were submitted to the House yesterday, by command of the Lt. Governor, r hiefly concerning the proposed railroad. In one ot these 'espatches, written by Lord Falkland to Lord Stanley, : probious allusions are made to the Hon. bpeaker and , brother, Mr. Oeorge R Young, as to their conoec i with the London Provisional Committee. When , these despatches were reed, alter some remarks from | Messrs. Young and the Attorney General. Mr. Howe rose and said?Mr. Speaker : I must confess I hsve listened to one of these despatches just rood with | much astonishment. Aside from any interest I may feel in having a Rtllr-ad from Hslits* to Quebec, as a I Novascotian, 1 should consider that I was not doing my duty to the country, if I did not denounce the system | pursued O' libelling Novascotians through the medium ! of despatches to the Colonial Office. On a former oo casion 1 spoke warmly on the matter, but then I was personally concerned?but now 1 feel the more strong ly when others ere the subject of these slenders. Against thia system there is no redress, and if it ia pur sued?if Lt Governors are to use the power they hBve of stignatizing men in this Colony. 1 say it is infamous, and it will come to this -that men thus libelled will hire a black fellow to horsewhip the Lieut. Governor that doe* it!! (Great sensation) The Attorney General arose and retorted upon tne Hon Member from Halifax, saying that the language 1 used by the gentleman who had just aat down was " in famous," end unworthy of e British subject. [Increased , sensation, with cries of Order, Order !J 1 Several gentlemen were on their leet, and in reply to some remarks Irom Mr. Oeo. R Young and the Speaker, ? we heard the Attorney General muttering something about " bull) ins and insolence," which we could not , distinctly hear. The excitement was now at its high est?the Speaker, celling order. When he could be heard-he remarked, that he would keep his temper, but declared that he was taken by surprise by the language of the Despatch. (Uproar, end sensaUon in the Gal^e^y ?,ove(i the adjournment, which was ? seconded by Mr. Doyle, and the House adjourned. To-day the House has kept the doors barred against strangers, a great many of whom have wasted the af ternoon in pacing the IlaUa outside, waiting fer ad mission. Of course whet has been said in the House is a mystery to the public; but the result has been the passing ol a vote of censure on Mr. Howe, by 29 against 21. Comment on the above is unnecessary. Another Wreck.?The New York pilot boat Phantom; safely towed j into port yesterday] the wreck of the Bremen bark Henrich. She sailed irom Bremen on the 19th of Dec., and on the 3rd instant, in lat. 35 54, Ion. 72 48, in a gale from S. S. W., carried away the main mast, mizen topmast, shipped a sea which washed Capt. Klencke and six of the crew overboard; four of whom suc ceeded in getting on board. The deck was swept of all the beats, caboose house and every thing; the cabin on deck was stove to pieces, bulwarks, rail staunchens, &c. She was taken in tow on Sunday morning, at six A. M., twenty miles S. E. of the Hook, by pilot boat Phantom. The bark had five feet water in her hold. This is the vessel stated to have been in tow of a Jerssy pilot boat. General Sessions. Before Recorder Tallmadge, and Aldermen Dodge and TappRn. John McKeon, Esq., District Attorney. Masch 9.?Plea of Guilty.?James Williams, indicted for a grand larceny, in stealing, on the 7th Nov. last, $33S, in bank bills and promissory notes, from the pocket of Mr. Daniel Williams, entered a plea of guilty, and t'-e Court sentenced him to be imprisoned in theState Prison for the term oi two years. Recognizances forfeited.?Wm. Ward, indicted for a burglaiy in the QrstJegrce,failing to appear when called for trial, his recognizances were <1 eels red to be forfeited. Trial /or Grand Larceny.?Samuel Watts, s colored man, and Margaret Kinney, were put on trial for a grand ? - pier ? larceny, in having on the 13th of February last, picked the pocket of Mr. Wm Hirst, a contractor, of his watch and a pair of spectacles, of the valuo of $33. Mr. Hurst deposed, that about 8 o'clock on the night of the robbery, he met with Margaret Kinney, who took him up an alley leading out of Monroe street, where she and the colored man succeeded in abstracting from his pockets the property in question; that his hat was knocked off, and his papers thrown about in all direc tions ; that the colored man picked up the papers and restored them to witness, but denied that he anew any thing ofthe watch, lie. No evidence being adduced on the part of the prosecution to show thet Watts was con cerned with the lemale in committing the robbery, the jury acquitted him, and found Margaret Kinney guilty. The Court accordingly sentenced her to be imprisoned in the Ptata Prison lor the term of two years. Burglary.? Peter Quino and Michael McNally wars next put on trial, for breaking into the workshop of Mr. David Miller, blacksmith, in Elm street, and stealing > therefrom about $70 worth of tools, a portion of which were recovered from the junk shop ot Patrick Martin, where they had been sold by the accused The jury acquitted Quinn, but rendered a verdict of guilty against i to be impi McNaiiy, and the Court sentenced him to be imprisoned in the (Mate prison for the term of three years. Trial for an Attempted Burglary.-Francis McDrrmot was then tried on an indictment lor an attempt at burg Wry. in having en the night ol the 37th of February last, attempted to break into the drug store of Mr. William ; Watson, No. 37 Catherine at. Mr. R Stevenson appear ed as counsel of the accused, who was acquitted by the Trial/or Burglary?George Poppel was then put on his trial, for being concerned with Wm Ward, i in breaking into the dwelling of Mr. George M Tracey, No. 107 Aeoond avenue, on the 13th of January last, and | stealing a quantity of clothiDg ot the value of about $13. The case was submitted to the jury about 4 o'clock, P. M., who had not agreed upon a verdict at a late hour. The result to-morrow. Winivebaoo War?The JVitrontin Herald, of the 7th ult., haa the following in relation to the re i cent disturbances amongst the whites and Indians, on ? the Wisconsin river. Last Sunday, a quarrel occurred at Muscodav.on the Wiscmisin river. Eleven whites accused eighteen Indians ol stealing. The whites ad vanced upon them; at length, one of the Indians fired ! bis rifle, slightly wounding one of the whites. The whites then discharged their rifles, and killed two or three Indians An express wss rent to Gov. Dodgo. I On Monday, there was e general rally of volnnteore to drive the whole Winnebago nation acrosi tha Mierts aippi. The troop# were training at Franklin, under the i command of Capt. Arthur W. Worth, our townsman ? | ft. Louie Era, leb. 38 TIlBBtrlcale. Park Theatre.?The comic oport of "Dob Pasquale" WMperformed lut night in front perfection. It Will, wj doubtedljr, have n brilliant run, for it ia a brilliant piece, Mr. Seguin aa Don Paaqnale deserves much praiae; be acted the part well, and eanf with more than uaual pli ancy and delicacy of roioe. Mr. F. Meyer aa Dr. Mala teata waa excellent; he ia a great acquiaition to the troupe?lew eurpaaa him. On the whole, the piece went off with relet, and waa reoeived with great applauae. We are glad it will be repeated to-night; no doubt it will be increased in ita attractions. Mrs. Seguin ia the gem of the piece; ahe executed her songa with surpassing skill and excellence. Aa to the music, it ia beyond com mon praiae; there are parts which deeply move the feel ings. The Serenade is equal to any thing of Weber's. Dan Marble appeared last night for the first time since his return home from England. He is decidedly a man of great genius; his acting is nature itself. He is a com plete Oarrick in his peculiar style. He was received with unbounded applause, and well deserved it. Every thing he said and did was rich, and a large and respecta ble audience was kepf in an inceisant roar of laughter whenever he appeared. After the fall of the curtain he waa called forth with loud acclamations, and appearing, returned thanks in a very sensible, neat, and unaffected manner. He appears again to-night after "Don Par quets." Bow ret Theater.?Never in the annals of theatricals have we seen a more crowded house than lut evening mads their appearance at the Bowery theatre. Every nook and corner was crammed, so that there wu not even standing room for those who came after the rising of the curtain. A beautifully dramatized version of " Ivanhoe," one of Sir Walter Soott's finest productiona, wu the attraction which drew the crowd together. In addition to the elegant style in which the nevel ia dra- ? matized, an addition hu been made to its beauties by j the engagement of Rockwell and Stone's splendid stud of fifty beautiful horaes, with riders, trappings, icc. The scenery and stago effects arc new and magnificent. The last scene of the first act is the tournament, in which the disinherited knight appears and bids defiance to the templars. This is one of the finest scenes we ever saw 1 ezhibiteJ on a stage. The scenery is so arranged as to . represent a place ior a tournament?the horses most magnifiaedtly trapped, carrying ridera in full suits oi armor?tie ladies as spectators, the trumpeter, and all the paraphernalia of the ancient tournament are there almost dazzling the senses, so as to make us believe wo ' are living again in the days of chivalry. The trumpet is sounded, the glove is thrown, accepted, and tue combat begins. It was life-like and terrific, and drow continued peals ot applause from the house. The storming of the cestle, in tne second act, is another mrgnifioent scene ; and throughout, the processions of knights and ladies, and the splendid stage efiecta, united to the stud of horses, render this certainly the most attractive specta cle we ever saw put on a sti ge. The part of Isaac was played with great truthfulness by Mr. Scott, and Rebec ca, the " peerless daughter of the Jew," was most beau tifully enacted by Mrs. O. Jones. The part of the Black Knight wu played by Mr. Blancbard. The Pilgrim by Davenport ; Cediio by Mr. Chanfrau, and Sir Brian by Mr. Clarke. We have no doubt this grand spectacle will draw crowded houses for several weeks, and the enter prising manager, Mr. A. W. Jackson, deserves great credit for the manner in which it is put upon the stage. It will be repeated to-night, with the farce of " Mother and Child are doing well." Original Ethiofiaiv Harmonists at Palmo'i.?These delightful vocalist give a concert at Palmo's this even ing, on which occasion they will sing a variety of songs. ?o- ? -?-(? ? ?' -"-a-I glees, choruses, bo. They always give satisfaction, and we doubt not will attract a fuhionable and musical audience. This is their only concert ii this city, ae they proceed to the South to fullfil their engagements

immediately. ? ; M. Collinct.?This celebrated performer on the ! flageolet, intends giving a grand concert in this city in a few days. He is every accomplished and skillful play- j er, and merits the patronage of ell lovera of music. City intelligence. Almost a Suicide ? A woman named Bridget Carter, i living at No. 66 Cherry street, and who has, at various j times, been petlislly insane, nearly destroyed herself, ; last evening, in a fit of insanity, immediately caused by drinking liquor. While under its influence, she bed, by some means, procured nearly a pint of spirit < gat, which she swallowed. While under the combined influence of the sev? ral excitements, she cut off one of her fingers, cut her throat, nearly severing the jugular vein, and bruised her head awfully, by beating it with a j hatchet. In this state she was fouud by a policemen, wandering through the streets. She was taken to the city hospital, but her recovery is considered doubtful. Lkctvhe on the Oregon Territory.?Mr. Charles 1 Saxton repeated hii lecture on the Oregon territory last evening at the rooms of the Society Library, a very re spectable audience being in attendance. In the course of tne lecture last evening several new topica were dis cussed. Mr. Saxton paid a merited tribute to Captain . Gray and John Jacob Astor. The first discovered tae mouth of the Columbia and laid open the territory for our occupetion?the second confirmed our title by actu al settlement. Mr. Saxton also related several anecdotes and a thrilling account of his capture by the Indians.? He also remained that the resources of the territory will ? never be devoloped until a national railroad is eonstiuct ed across this continent, connecting New York, the great commercial emporium on the Atlantic side, with the great city that Is destined to arise on the shores ot the Pacific. " Nature," said Mr L., " seems to have des tined Pugit Souad as the terminus of such a road. Pugit Sound is the largest and safest harbor on the northwest coast, and contains a sufficient depth of water for the largest class of ships of the line at any stage of the tide. This road would have to be under the control of the general government, for it would be the highway of na tions. R could be constructed et a much lees cost than has beau supposed ; timber aud ttone could be obtained along the route ; wood and water at short sections for the engines." Mr. Saxton now paid a high compliment to Mr. Wilkes, of this city, and recommended his plan of a national railroad to the inspection of those who take an interest in thii stupendous work. The lecturer has been e resident of Oregon tor a long time, and seems thoroughly acquainted with his subject. The Blind Lecturer.?The officers of the Rev. Mr. Patton's church, in^ Spring street, near Varick, have "r.Ewen" kindly tendered to Dr. Ewe"h the use of the lecture room of that church, for him to deliver a lecture in, this eve ning, on temperance. Dr. Ewen has for four years past been deprived of his sight, but he is in hopes ef being able to regain the use of one eye, and has been trying for some time pact to accuu.uiate the sum of one hun dred and fifty dollars, which he requires to expend tor the purpose. Judge Scott ?The commission ol Judge Scott, as Recorder of the city and county of New York, wai re ceived on Saturday, by the county clerk. Accident.?An, aged man, named John Barton, step ped on the ice in Stanton itieet, on Sunday, and frac tured hie thigh. He was take ft to the city hospital. Accident?A woman crossing Broadway, near St. Paul's Church, yesterday, about noon, was knocked ly, though.' down.and severely, though, we believe, not seriously injured, by one of the omnibuses. 8teno.Phonogbaphy.?Mr. Stewart Hardinge'a lecture on this useful art will be delivered at the Lyceum, in Broadway, on Tuesday, the 17th March, instant. We refer our readers to bis advertisement in this day's paper. A Hard Knock.?A fireman, employed on the steamer Xsrragansett, named Thomas Tallman, was brought to the city hospital on Sunday afternoon, bruised up around the face in about the worst style we ever saw. He says he wax sitting quietly about hi-s work, on boerd the boat, when another hand, with whom he hud had no previous difficulty, came up and struck him a severe blow on the face, which was followed by a kick close to the eye. His face is very badly cut, and he is nearly blind. Stolen.?Seventeen silver spoons were stolen yester day from Mies Burgess, No. 37d Pearl street Williamsat*egvi Amiss.?The citizens of Williams burgh aro about to call a convention of the people, to amend their charter, so as that the village may be creat ed into a city, divided into wards, and power given to the citizens to elect Aluermen and Assistants, snd otbsr ward officers, the same as in New Yoik and Brooklyn. This is a* it shonld be, for by the last census the popula tion of the village eaceeded 13,0 0 souls, which far ex ceeds tho charters. iiom the I into a separate State, will be brought under the conei deratien of the convention. Charge or Cruel and Unc?ual Punishment.?A man named Kelly, mate of the schooner Globe, was brought up before Commissioner Morton yesterday, by Deputy Marshal Klamgau,'charged with inflicting cruel and un usual punishment on a seamen named John Brown, on boerd said vessel, while on the passage from New York to Demeraia. He was held to bail in $100, to anewer. Coronee's Orricr, March 0.? Sudden Drath.?The Coroner held an inquest yesterday, on the body ot Mary Joyce, lvern in Ireland, AO years of age, who wee found dead in a rear basement, at Ne. 103 Washington street, who came to hor death by asthma and a want of medical attendance. Verdict accordingly. toe village eEceeaea iz.u u souis, wmcn tar ex he population of many places that have city i. ft is elso said that the question of eeparating o State of Now Yoik, and erecting Long Island Movements off Traveller!. The arrivals yesterday were, as usual on Monday*, (when there is no communication wi h the East,) par ticularly limited. We found, notwithstanding, at the American?Benj. Russell, Boston, Mass.; Thomas Phinias, Ga j E. D. Hudson ; J. Monroe, U S A.; S. W. Deer, Phila. Autos ? L. O Wilson, Newsier; J, V. Coles. N. J ; Thomas Finite. Phils.; Cept J. K. Miller; U A. Barrett, Bottosi; W. Delavan. J. W Bancker, PhilW. Cooper, Maine; W Henry, Quebic ; P Morris, L' S.N : Messrs Magraw and Cooper, Pittsburg; Chambers and Chuich man, Phila.; Edmund.and John Hope, England, John Ca roy. Baltimore. Kranrlin? Thos C. Mossley, Albany; H. W. Tomp kins, Washington Co.; 8. Cornell. New Itochelle;C. B. Daily, Ga.: John Marven, Boston; George G. Kirk; 8. E. Sterling, N. Y.t I Goold, Tennessee Globe -N. Nichols, Lausmgburg ,* George Dufour, Philadelphia: Le Comte and la Comtesee de Feraseac. Howard? L. A. Chandler, N J.; J. B. Cobb, Ohio; D Van Bail, Phila; C. A. Bruce, Columbus; J. Hasletton Ohio; W. L Parker, N. Y ; A - C. Vivien. Ky.; L. WiU. bank, Phila.; Alexander Robinson; J. Moien, Philadel ?bia; Thome* Gould, Boston, James Rawlina, Jackson CnDHMI Citt?J. K. Hancock, Oa; F. B. Stevens, llobokvn; J B . and R. Morgan, Tennessee; D. M. Lausin, Kaymte vilie, D. B. McArm, 8. C.; Mestow Hall; 8. Gresham, Lancaster, Ala.; J. B. Edison, Phila. A grist mill belonging to Mr. Adam Miller, com monly called " Fisher's Mill," in Piebla county, Ohio, was consumed by fire on the 18th ult. The loss ia esti mated at $8000. Four thousand bushel* of wheat and one hundred barrel* of flour were destroyed. The dwel ling of Isaao Vanausdal, half a mile east of Eaton, on tba Dayton turnpike, wa* alio consumed by fire on tba 30th. Common Canned. Board or Aldermsr.?A regular moating of this board was held last evening, the President, Alderman Chablice, in the Chair. The} minutes of| the| previous mooting warn road, and unanimounly approved. A number of petitioua were in due order presented, and appropriately referred. Petition of Win. R Vandewater, Samuel Hammond, and other*, for permiieion to put up a clock with four lace*, on the turret oi the new building now in proce** oferec tion on Pier No. 1, Kast River, near the South Ferry, wa* referred to finance committee, witb power. Petition of aundry residents of the lith ward, prefer ring tone complaint* against the Harlem Railroad Com pany, and praying the reduction of fare and p'ices of freight, and that they be compelled to erect a depot in the neighborhood of 30th street, with other suggestions, was reterred to a special committee, consisting of Alder men Jackson, Tappan, end Brady. A report of the committee in favor of appropriating $300 for furnishing the house of Hose company No. 10, was accepted, and the resolution adopted. A report from the committee in favor of the construc tion of the Hudson river railway, along the banks of the Hudson river to Albany, and that its practicability be recommended to the attention of the Legislature of this State, and that tbev pass the act now pending to that af fect, wast lost-fi in the .efflrmative, and 8 in the nega tive. A reconsideration of thia votj was ordered, and laid on the table. A report from the Finance committee, in favor of the Comptroller iseuing hie warrant in behalf of Joseph Lockwood, in the amount of $016, toward echool-house 17, in the 15th ward, was accepted, and the resolution adopted. * A report from the same committee, in favor of appro priating $1300 tor the deepening of Coenties slip, wa* accepted, and the accompanying resolution adopted. A report in favor of leasing the ferry from the foot of Walnut street to Jackson street, Brooklyn, to John O. Costar, for the term of five years, at $1,050 .per annum, was accepted, and tne resolution adopted. A report in favor of concurring with the Board of Assistant*, recommending that the Croton water be in troduced into the Hall of Records, at an expense not exceeding $150, was accopted, and the resolution con c arred in. A report from the Finance committee, in regard to re imbursing certain moneys paid by George Lovett, for the purchase of lands sold for assessments, seven years ago, was submitted and referred back to the committee, for the purpose of specifying the amount to be refunded. t$A report from the Finsuoce committee, in favor of pay ing F. Hitter (policeman of the 3d ward) the amount paid by him fir injuries sustained while in the discharge of his duty, was accepted, and the resolution adopted. The special committee on Chanty and Alms, to whom was reterred the investigation into the alleged abuses existiog in the Alms House department, submitted (through its chairman, Alderman Cbailick,) their report, irora which we present the following They represent that they have examined, under oath, from forty to fifty persons, regarding the usual method in which supplies had been contracted tor and delivered. Tbey go on to state that gross carelessness is usual in the reception of goods ; that no proper regulation exists at Ballevue for the weigh ing of such goods, and that no maana have been hitherto employed to ascertain the quantity paid for. In June last Hoppack A Co. contracted to supply Young Hyson tea, instead of which, however, they substituted Canton tea, which is 10 cents par pound less valuable and not suitable fur bospitsd use. Tne tare on the chests were also found less than should have been allowed. The soap did not hold out weight. The committee far ther represent, that hogs not belonging to the depart ment were allowed to range in the hospital enclosure. The committee regret that it is not in their power to state fully the probable injury which the city has sus tained from the negligence complained of in receiving the supplies at Bellevue. In frequent instances bill* have not accompanied the goods wben sent, and month ly bills sometimes amounting to $3,000 or 3,000 have been certified to and paid without proper examination, it was likewise ascertained that the Alms House Commis sioner (Mr. Cook) had purchased (without contract) twenty boxes of tobacco at 7 cents per pound,which was adjudged by Messrs. Sherman & Porter (who are large dealers in the article) to be worth but 6j cents. Tne committee think it their duty to call the attention of the Board particularly to the testimony of his Honor the Mayor, in relation to a settlement of a bill with Morgan A Ford, for the supplies of- groceries to the Alma House furnished in December last. The bill contained an item of twenty boxes of soap, weighing 84 pounda nst eacb, or 1680 pounds in all, and another item of five tierces of rice, averaging 777 pounds each. The Mayor stated, that on examining the bill when the warrant for it* payment was presented for his signature, that the weight appeared to be too high for casks of usual size, and that he instituted an examination for the purpose of (atisfying himself on that point, the result of which was that he stated to Mr. Morgan, when be came for a set tlement of his bill, and requested him to satisfy his mind as to its correctness by an examination of his invoice book, which he declined, but exptessed bis williogness to mike any deduction which would be satis factory to him. The bill was settled by deducting from the rice one huodred pounds per cask, which lett the weight in accordance with the average weight contained in a statement obtained from tha trade, and also by do ducting twenty pounds per box on twenty y-oxe* of seap furnished on the 3d of December It also appears that, on the 7th of October, Morgan A Ford purchased of a dealer in rice five tierces, weighing 8334 pounds, and that on the same day they supplied the Alms House with the same number of casks, weighing 3756 pounds, or a difference of eighty-six pounds per cask. The committee state that the particular tierces of rice purchased on the 7th of October last by Morgan A Ford were not positive ly ascertained to bo those supp'ied to the Alma Home on that day, and from the singular facts connected with the settlement of tl.eii bill, the committee say that they cannot resist the conviction that fraud hat been prac tised on the department, and that this conviction ia strengthened by the circumstances connected with the supply of coffeo for the establishment. It appear!, from the testimony of hit honor the Mayor, that Messrs. Mor gan A Ford have delivered Rio cofiee, when their con tract with the department only required them to furniah St. Domingo. Thia circumstance toe committee ore un able to account for, aa it certainly aeema to be very strange that a contractor should prefer to deliver an article of coffee worth from 1 to 1} cents per pound more then the quality tbey were bound to supply. The com mittee state that they are unable to give any satisfactory explanation ou this point, as they could not procure the attendance of Messrs. Morgan A Ford before tbvm. The committee do not deem it expedient to repeal the faction t f the ordinance requiring the suppliea by contract pur suant to public advertisement as recommended by the committee on Charity and Alms, but preseut an addi tional section, requiring the Commissioner, in all cases, to provide samples of the goods or articl es to be supplied, that contractor* may have definite information of the quality of the articles or property which may be re nuired. Alderman Batons roue and dated, that a? one of that committee, he felt it a duty to express hie convictions, that the committee having this matter in charge, had (or a portion of thorn at lead) pursued a singular course in this investigation ; and that when he Hist met with them, he found that a report bad been already prepared, although he was Dot at all consulted therein. He, there fore, asked permission to submit a minority report. This report qualifies the statements made in that pre sented by the majority of the committee, and so liar as the tea is concerned, is unconditionally denied. Alderman Baiocs proposed that both reports be laid on the table, and ordered to be printed. Alderman Sf.amar moved that the whole of the testi mony (occupying 14S folio pages) be likewise printed. Aldermen Bradv and Mbsskbolc also sustained this view ot the matter, and thought that the investigations made in regard to the Alms House department by both committees, should be submitted to the people generally. Alderman Briggs thought that unfair means had been made use of on the part of the chairman of this com mittee Alderman Chablicr rose to reply, when The Chair man called him to order. A vote to print the entire mass of tha testimony, in connection with both reports, was given affirmatively and unanimously. A resolution was then presented by Alderman Hart, authorizing the Aldermen and Assistant Aldermen of the different wards, to employ persona to remove the enow from such streets as may be thought neooeeary, and which are now rendered quite imputable, wae after be ing opposed by Aldermen Meeserole, Dodge, Rich, end Brady, withdrawn and amended, by giving eimilarau tbority to the Superintendent of Streets. Alderman Mksskrolk opposed this amendment, upon the ground that the residents of tho upper wards, and more particularly his constituents of the 10th ward, would object to apply the means of the treasury for tBa purposa of cleaning the (treats in the lower part of the city. Alderman Chablicr said that the citlzena generally sent condi were lond in their complaints against thepreeent i tion of oar streets. He stated that uuclean streets had taken the native Americans out of power,and like causes wonld produce, the same (results with the present paity in power - that no expense should be spared in this particular?that it was necessary that the snow and ice should be removed, and tnat great inconvenience was experienced by the communityat large in this respect i Alderman Mrsskroik atiil opposed this amendment; it was, however, flually adopted. A message of bia Honor the Mayor, representing oer , tain delinquencies in the official conduct of the snperin ' tendent ol pavements (John A. Patterson) and in which ! it wae shown be had entered into a collusion with cer taio in dividuals to promote his own interests, was, by a resolution, unanimously removed; and ihe message of his Honor the .Mayor, and the testimony accompanying rawoiderei* the same, waPoidered on file. A resolution from the Board of Assistants, presented by a special eommitteo appointed for the purpose of tak ing measures for the celebration of the late anniversaiy of the asth November?and in favor of the Comptroller drawing hi* warrant upon the account of Charles A 8e cor It Co in the amount of $171 90 for a national flag, hoisted upon the flag staff on the battery, was adopted A resolution from the (Board of Assistants, in favor ol removing Justice Merritt from the tombs to the Jeffer son market, wae concurred in After aome further unimportant business the Board adjourned Board or Assistant Aldrrxcw, Monday, March I. Nattran Pearoe, E-q , President, in tha Chair, and a quo rum ol it.erollers pre-ent. P'fffusi ?'f?? nud eud r'ftrrti.~Oi sundry inhabi tants of the 7th ward, for the construction of a sewer in Rutgers street. 01 Murray Hoffman and others, to ha?e STth and Mth streets, between Filth Avtnue and Bioominsdale, paved Of , lor permission to copy the fall length por trait of Com. Decatur, with a view ol having the seme engraved for a work about to be published by Little fit Oray, of Boston. Of Hon. John B Scott, (the recently appointed Re corder) to bo provided with suitable rooms for his office in Ihe City Hell Of John B. Oakley and others, for permission to Inter dsaJ bodies in the Episcopal Church in Duane strset. Ol sundry persons, to have the pier toot of Murray street appropriated for the exclusive use of Poughkeep sie market bargee. Of P. B. Chrystie, to be appointed an inspeotor of lime. Of sundry persons, against changing the name of the Bowery to the Fourth Avenue. Rrv.irti of Cnmnilirn ? In favor of paying Andrew Kennedy $490, on account of icjuiies sustained by tho bursting of t water pine in t?lh street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Carried. In fkror of suspending Engine Companies Not. $, M, W end 41, for the tone of tlno ooutki. on iMnat ?/ running on the siduwalks. CarrfJT^ *X?unt * In favor of expelling James Derrick, msmber of i'n. |JM Co- No. JO. from tko fin Department, on acoount ?f misconduct. Carried. ^ 00 In lavor of paying tka bill of Jamoa M. Bard for arttclaa furnished tbe police. Carried. In favor oi paying tko billa or aavoral physicians far services rendered at the different Station Houses ? carried. In favor of encloaing vacant lots in the vicinity of artnee Carte5.,>UC0,',Lnd 1#thand 17Ul,tr**u With ??g*ing aide walk four feet wide, in First avenue, between 12th and 17th etreeta carried. in h aide walk in avenue A, bttween 10th and 13th etreeta. Carried 0f.fl."5*ia* "ifrwelk in Ninth avenue, be tween lid and lid etreeta. Carried. -tSUtVu SUUng varioua aubJecU which he bad approved of and aigned. A communica tion was alto received from the Acting Mayor of a aim! 1" character, bo h ol which wore ordered on (lie. -Annual Rrp.rt of the City Inepector.?Thia docu ment waa received and laid on the table to be printed. Engine Com} ny Xo. X?Mr Gray offered a reaolution in lavor ot directing the Clerk of the Common Council to transfer the names of tho mambora ol Hoae Company No. 21 to Engine Company No. 8. Carried. Stare Roam for Chief Engineer.?Theaame gentleman offered another resolution, in favor of authorising tho Chief Engineer to take possession of a building adjoin ing the corporation yard in Elizabeth street, for the storage and protection of certain descriptions of property under his charge. Carried. Twe'fth Street.?Resolution in favor of lighting 12th street, from Broadway to 6th avenue, with gas. Carried. Second. Die trie t Prison. ?A resolution was offered in favor of lighting the new prison at Jefferson Market with gas. Carried. Papere from the Board of Aldermen ?Resolution in favor of appropriating $0,660 for beautifying tho Foun tain in tho Park. Concurred in. iP(Jrt '???lotion in favor of advertising for pro posals for letting Randall's Island. Referred. ?.7lipVnt'?ent ~ Application ol Thomas Clark to be ap P0^Ud",clt'' weiJher. Granted. tQt BlackweU'e le'and.-Oa account miM^a ?nc* ?l^r" olir#r' chairman of the speoial com !. ilnrMtJf?t? certain charges made K#*P?r ?l tho Penitentiary, Mr. Purser, Of disposing of tho subject, moved that an additional member be appointed in the place of Mr. Oli I^..^ A wapR<?in,6<1 Mr- to fill the vacancy occasioned by Mr. Oliver's absence. Communication from the Street Commissioner in favor Ul0JnamM ol the as lessors to certain ordi nances. Carried. Report and resolution in favor of appropriating tho tised?t?^I>,0(^i J'kere^iUi to purchase property adver "'?dJ? toxoid for unpaid taxes, and for which no per sou may offer to bid. Concurred in. Report and resolution in favor of lighting North Moore, Beach, Laight and Varick streets with gas. Con curred in. Report and resolution in favor of appropriating tho sum of $230 to purchase suitable furniture for Hose company No. 16, in tho place of that destroyed by fire in July last. Concurred in. Reaolution in favor of authorising the superintendent or lamps and gas to adopt Ackerman's illuminated street T *he7 may be deemed necessary. Resolution in favor of paying the bill of C. A. Secor, amounting to $170. for a new national flag, made awl used on tbe 231 h of Nov. last. Concurred in. Resolution by Mr. Pierson, in favor of removing Jas tisai Merritt from the Lower Police Office to the Second District Police Court. Carried The Board then adjourned until Monday evening next. MONEY MARKET, Monday, Marc fat 9_a P. H. The stock market was a little heavy to-day, and prices fell off a fraction. Long Island declined J per oent; Mor ris Canal, J; Farmer's Loan, j; Canton, Harlem, Nor wich A Worcester, and Kentucky 6's, closed firm at yesterdays'a prices. Vickaburg weat up J per cent. The money market is gradually tightening Ten packets from Europe have arrived within the past tan days, and the duties that will be paid into tho Custom House, on the importations of these vessels, within the next week, cannot be less than one million of dollars. There must also be large remittancea during the pre a snt month to pay for these goods. The value of these cargoes, which are principally foreign dry goods, csa. not be much lass than four millions of dollars. The de mand for money to make these remittancea and to pay the duties, must have a very sensible effect upon the money maiket, which will be likely to depress the stock market The deposits banks of this city will to some extent be benefited by these payments, as the sur. plus revenue of the government will, for a time, rapidly ! increase. Exchange on London is now selling at nine par cent premium, and the probability is that the premium by the next steamer will be above that rate. An injunction has been served on the Manufacturers and Mechanics' Bank at Nantucket. It can now do no 1 business. The liabilities exceed the capital about $134,000. The Senate of Mississippi has refused by a vote of 14 to 14, to adopt a reaolution for the payment of the Plan" ters' Bank Bonds. Tbe bill to authorize tbe Grand Gulf Bank and Railroad Company to sell their road, has also passed. The receipts of the Philadelphia and Columbia Rail' road, from the 30th Nov., 1644, to March Ht, 1846, ware as annexed ? PHILADELPHIA AMD COLUMBIARaILBOAD. Railway. M Pa waa. TataL Amount up to 1st Feb. .. 7,739 19 15. W7 41 23 136 M Do. Feb., BM. 4,441 75 5,533 tl 19 091 (6 Who!# amount?icce Not. *>? ,M4 18.137 84 2S.4M 61 32.838 47 The Board of Managers of the Consolidated Associa tion of the Planters of Louisiana, have submitted to the Legislature a statement of the affhirs of the institution* by which it appears that since the 91st April, J843, when a general report was last made, the whole liabilities of tho bank have been decreased $736,336 28, while its assets, during the same period, have diminished only $688,366,26, showing an improvement in the affhirs of tbe institution of $47,001 03. The Board observe that, although tha atatemont shows a surplus of tho assets over tho liabilitioa of $39,000 00, | there will finally be a considerable loaa on the protoated paper and other doubtrul claims which [now appear in full to the credit of the bank, and which, at the winding up of ita affairs, will create a deficit that cannot now be ascertained. The Board also state that the liabilitioa of the institution hare decreased during the same period $567,745 37, Including the coupons of interest due on the bonds. We annex a statement exhibiting the quantity of cer| tain articles imported into this port, for the first two months in each of the past three years. Importations into thb Post or Niew York. Jan. 17 to March 1, Same time Soma time _ . . ? . IMS. ISO. UN. Brandy, half pipes 3,238 1.315 % <jr. caiks ud bbls.. 1.ISS SU 35 Coal,tons 5,844 3.453 1,33) Coco s, ba(S 3,186 1,491 373 Cocuinssl, eerooas 41 20 it Coffer, ban 84,134 57,494 48,133 Cotton, bates 148,380 71,481 43,800 Duck, pieces 3.300 300 43 ! ICiurthenware. cratrs It casks 4 731 3 395 1,430 i Kits,drums, but 18,165 48,306 4,613 \ Gin, pipes. 119 191 14 tlrmp, bales ? 4,381 4,935 1 " tu.s 569 10 ? Hides, bales 14 319 73 Number 35,013 110.330 71,MO Iron, bar, tons 3,138 1,995 1^91 P/S. tons .?;???? Mil 1,948 1 473 sheet It boop, bdla... 1,105 5,475 5,081 Indigo, cases Ill 54 180 ceruoen 216 113 195 Lasd. pip... 11,784 35,515 0,249 Molasses, hbds G.15I 4,583 3.818 tierce 588 175 6)7 , bairels 5,654 11.339 8,336 Olive oil, casks 61 66 ? bsskais It boiss.. 6,381 855 1,060 Pepper, bats 4 Hi ? ? Pimento, bags 1,600 . 4 548 3.238 Rags, sales. 3.605 3.150 Raisins, casks 161 1 540 10 ^oies 19,492 30,908 18.08 _. 1! reels ? 947 ? Riea, tiercss 0,573 1.6)3 5,313 Rum, pencheons 250 13 44 Salt, bushels 14,631 50 910 *L*t8 Saltpetre. ba(s 495 l.H 141 Sufir, hoRtheads 7,1<I 10,131 M.tM tierces 54 9 67 barrels 1,239 66 473 boies 6.065 964 4.176 _ . bias 2,000 9,170 4,418 Tobacco, hocihe:d< 779 511 333 bsles and eerooas.. I,tll 918 4,608 Vvints, baits sod pipes 41 O 0 nhds and hf pipts.., 600 7:3 40 Quarter c sks 972 3,474 140 Kdiau bariels 317 441 0 boxas 2,995 4*8 8.13T Wool, bales 1,339 4,850 1.340 It will bo porcelvod that there has bean a falling off this yoar in tho quantity of naarly ovary article included in tho above list Tha importations this yoar, generally, have bean very limited. Tha lengthened voyage of our packet ships from Great Britain and Franco, have kopt this marhat vary bare of gooda and have, consequently, made tha apiing business vary backward. Since tha first of March, all tka packets due have sr. rived, having all vary large cargoes. By these arrivals tha sopply of spring goods baa become very large,and our Jobbers will bo able to fill np thoir stocks, to moot any demand, from any quarter. It does not follow, beoaaae tho packets now arriving, coma jammed (till of gooda, that the importations for tho qoarVr will bo unusually largo, but upon tho contrary, wa would Infer from this fact, that tha demand would at this rate bo so aeon t*** fled that further supplies would not ba required, and that order* which may have gone out for later ship ments, will be countermanded. We have an imprnasion that this spring's business wiO not ba so extensive as many aatleipata, but it will with out doubt be more profitable, and continue mere bee 1thy, than it would if pushed to a great extent. The Jobbing mere Lents ol this city have not yet abandoned these cautious habits of conducting business, taught by the experience of tha years of tha revulsion. They have net permitted tho spirit of competition to carry them be yond the bounds of prudenee, and so long as they ad here to tk# principle open which

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