Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 15, 1846, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 15, 1846 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. NEW YORK, MONDAY MORNING. JUNE 15, 1846. THE NEW YORK HERALD. JAMES SORDON BENNETT, PROPRIETOR. Circulation---Forty Thousand. S:>-AII lettera ui i.uMuuai?<iiuw, u? Mil. M the rttablialimrut, inuit br pott paid, or the PMUfi Will II deducted trom tiw inscription money remitted.. _ JAMES OORDOV BF.VNf.TT. Proprietor of the tkt Niw Vobb Hutu ??T??y?MMiEffT. North-Wr.l corner of >Nllt?e and NiUiU IBIt DAILY Hluit AL D?E?ery day, Pnoe J eeoa per copr?91 Kperunoin?payable in ad?ance. WEEKL.V HERALD?Every Saturday?Price 6"< eeau per copy?$3 12>i ceuta per anuum? payable ia advance. ADVERTISEMENT* at the tuoal price*?alwaya ea?h in advance. .""HINTI.NO of all kind* executei with bwtr and dee p<ich. NEW LEBANON SPRINGS. u COLUMBIA H *LL.Mav!5,I?4??Thi, f.eorite 4??f of retort it now open ?n<l ready fur the reception ofMB JiUlLysiiv. being under the management of its old proprietor, Hear, Hull. Pre turning ou bit loug mperisuce a* a caterer for the travelling public, he iuteuiL that the m*u?geineut of the est.blishm.ut sh.ll be auoh aa to meet the wants of the inott fastidious, whether tarrying fir the ieuoa or t snorter HKNRV HULL-_ MASSAPEOUA HOUSE. South Oytter Hay, L?/n# hlaiul. *??* THESUB9' lllBEHh vieg leased the Maasapeqna Home and well known Fnl iu* Pand adjoining, lately h.iB |,v D. it. lo-es, Esq., lis. opened the ssme Tor th^ccoai modal ion of sportsmen an others, aa *ie aol>acr? ber has every convenience far those * isituig the Island for duck and auipe shooiiug. fishing. in I ersons wishing to visit the ibnve ettablishineiil, eta take eit er the morning or evenirg train of cara from New Vork to Kirmmgdale, where theywill fi id a computable stage to roovey th m to tha above House Families wishing rooma Tor the summer, will do well ro c ill and sel? et them aatly'io the sesson. 'I ha aahaariber pledges himaelf ihat nothing on hit pan ? Hill be waived to make hi, house agreeable to all who may honor hi in with ^leir company. ?? ? J" ?OMth Oyst*r Bay, Juar l.lM*. je.Q w rc__ "" Xa.EN COVE PAVILION. MTHE subscriber inform* hii frienda and the public, that he has continued the err ingenie it ol last summer with Air. HOWARD A. WILSON, of Olen Core to take charge of the Gleu Cure Portion, at the Steamboat La iding f?r the e isuing season, commencing this pay. By this arrangement, hisowu active .Mention to the wants of his guests. and ibt personal .Bpervi.ioo of Mr. >V 'Ison. sfforal, it M hoped, .11 assurance thst the eeLblishment will be put on as good a footing as regards the comfort and convenience of those who may favor hnn with their patronage, aa any Water ing place in the viciuity of New York Stuce the la? sum mer, the grounds attached to the Pavilion have been Kreatly improved and ited, aud the house extended ?? feet m front by iu eatire depth, being-now 100 in front facing the harbor, with a colonnade and piazxa two stories in height. 100 feet in length anil 13 feet iu depth. A new dining r?om has b??*n built *inre list ??wofl 40 feet by 36. Prirane parlors fitted up. and additional public parlor* added to the eitablith ine it. The whole has been newly furnished, and It now in complete ruder, affording, it is beheted, as attractive a jtMin* tner residence at can be found in the State or countiry. 1 ne steamboat Croton. one of the finest and fastest b<satsontof New Vork. it uow rn ming permanently on this route, thns ensuring diily \ rapid communic ?tion with th e cut. It is beliered thnt either* to tnit enta'olithment, will find In the coraforu of a well tnpplie J and well ordered ttMe, and near aud eominodiou* tle^piag aprrtinvntf, *ddition totne attraction ofoalt water batliing, sa abundantly aflordea by the tdmirablelieach of Olen Core Harbor),?efficient induce menu ? WK^KS Ole*i Cote, Jun?* 9,1816. _ N. B ?Pertoru preferring board in private umiliei,or farm house*, caii l?e accommodated ou application to Mr. WiLtoft at the Pavilion. Sail boit?. fishine hosts, horses, carriages, &c.. c*n always be obtained by applying at abore J*9 \vr rc FOK {SALE OH TO EET, M A HANDSOME COTTAGE and about five ?cres ftn of good Land, laid in meadow, situated on the Blazing JUlLSiar B.xid, about one and a half mile, from the Kali way^.w Jeisey, Railway Depot. Attached to the premises is aa eji elleut Garden, with a (hie bed of Asm>ra?as, Barn. Stable, kc , ke. The Cottage ia ner.rly new. filled in with brick to the gable end, with a large cellar pnder tha whole liou.e. and ij otherwi.e >p iciou. and replete with erery eou yemeace for a genteel family. Apply to jt-9 iw *rc MOORE k BAKER,fM Broadway. ~~ TO Lb r, ~~ u OR For Sale, two 3 story and basement brick dwelling Jiou.e. Thev are delightfully situated within one mi J^UL Kite's walk from the lerry, *nd are fitted up in hand ITSTstvle, with the late improvement, honug b-eu jii.i completed. Thrr ?re Jl feet wide, bv 52 deep, wiffi ? Urge court yard in front, beine well ahnded bv trrea. and "urrouud^ ?4 by a'i iron railing, and .acn contain eleven rooma the kitchen. The familiM renting these hou.M will hav. the cro",n? tU fcrry Jr*A. BT^VfIns Hohoken. LSKOt K.1.YN FiaTPEKVY Full &AEii. M THK Dwelling Hon^ and L?u kno^en as Nos.?fi fl? and es VI idd<gh street, and No 4? Hu ks street, in the JlIULcity of Brooklyn The lots are 25 hv luofeet each, aiid the I.ou,* in Hick, .treet three stones high, a*d one in Mid dash .treet three storiea high, and the other a c4tf ?"ge.all jjulll S^he most "ul"t?ti?l manner, and .ilua.e.l in. The n.o.t de, - fer, jnouey eau remam on bond ??d0^f'^N D?'.RBELt!'P jell lw*r No 3 Kri.nt Brooklyn. FOR SALE OR TO LET, w The Modern built tkree ttory brick house, 215 Adams street. Br.mklyn lfoot.oldby privatei jala. it will be disposed ofatpuhlic auction, ou the 15th day of May ieir Kalfof the purchase money can remain oamongage^ for a term 01 year. Application to be made on the premises 115 \dama.t.. Brooklyn. M lm?re FOR SALE OR TO LEASE, IN liitOOKLYN. Awl VAN BRCNT'!* HOTEL, No. J3 Fulton .treet iffik (northeasterly aide.) five doors from ?'u'l?n. iji. mow offeied for sale or to lewe. Th? hou.e is ? by 4i IT^.nr Aoriee high, containiur? roonm,**} bei?f ?? f * greatest thoroughfare iu Brooklyn, is a ^ mam kind, of biisineee. Pouesaion giveti immediately. *01 particulars, inquue on the yAN BRUNT. Brookrvn. May 25. my2? Im-rc KuOi/iS FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED bga TO LET?In a small and moat delightfully house, ui-ar the Washington Parade Gronod, ooa or Bi;rr,:om.w,thorw,t.X fullor otlny. Hoarders or lodgers are in ine noose, ? nersous The family C07V?^|?Z. STVST%JSS2 of 1? single gentlemen, or quli,, and hand ^ me^at o"thisX, an opportqoity but raraly met with 7L Mrire tfff of tW bou<e will be let to a desirable ^wVtMnT/hilOrr Address B. T. at the de.k ^thi. Cxk^iTrt-V iiE&luLiNCfc tUK i'llE SUAlAltiK, jit Bedford, L. tkr*+miU$ from South Ftrry, and near the Railroad Dtpot. a A COTTAGE, containing two perion, (46 reet.ja library aid dining room onfr.t floor, eight room.?|j "econd floor (and attic, with kitchen, fcc., stable aud ^e house gardener's house, kc., with four acres, u. T'yr^lave?earden and paaturage for a cow. t onveyance. freifnent ?y omnibus and railroad to the eity. It will be let r mouths, with or without faniitnr?. forthewmmermouui qw) a: ^ Wi;ll,mltree, a I .. . n.? Wrench Cottage on Oiford street, near Parmen tier ^GardeiT, lji miles from South Kerry, with stable and ?lv?I v elou of groa n d enclosed. The cottage ha, j nursery. kUchenk"..m basement; two parlors ?id bre^f^troouu ? lir.t hoor. wd four bedroom, ou secood fl<?'-w,ll be in readiness for a tenant in two weeka. Arply as above. -^Sr^HOTEiTbE PARI8.-ANTlONE~VIONE8. oBe of the late proprietorsol the I'erkiu. Hon.e. Bo.ton, L.S iufonns hi. friends and the travelling pub tr^l'vX&^opened the house No. W Broadway. New , York, entrance on Reade street, c?>l?d the Hotel De Pafis. where he will be hamifto accomm^tethosewhomayw^sh to rgtrontie him. with board snd odgmg, by tbe lay. * ?s or month, on the most reasonable terms. m> l?Im eon rrc ' FOR SALE OR To LET, . M AT Flusliing, Long Island, a beautiful Oreci? Cot. {fflw tane, with ample ground., carnage-house, greeii-n -u . . | jEHkc. Likewise, s handsome Gothic tottsge. con i?in rooms; carriage-house; garden now planted lo let low for the season, or aotil the 1st of May Best, hoth a little out of the village, but within five to teu minates walk cKu,Cb*'tUd """^r^ART. Flushina- . j ill ytlltKIGN GENTLEMEN arriving in the ?M'Jmted Stales, or others, desirous of purchasing a per iCmaiient CounUV Residence iu Pennsylvania.?The sub -..,urr. desirou, of changing his residence, offers for .ale his Farm ai,d establishment, situsted in Montgomery couutv, 1 a., i, miiei northof Philadelphia It contains JO. acres ..rtsnd, M3 of which are in the hi.'hesi state of cultivation, producing wheat rye, Indian coru and hay, an>jipla..d farm iu the 1'iiioii?the remaining ft! acre, being woodland. On the .remise, i. a ftue .tone ma...ion. Wi feet by 45, with a veran S?h sttaclied, li feet wide, eitending the length of the house, aud a largiTl'i.**. ou the ee.t : ihe whole giving ample ac ?l...Nations lor s fsmily of twrnry persons. The pleasare comtnoda?'.?us lor a .am v ^ Jullrd wjth elegant ever ?ee'rt V"l T'rv heantifulb laid out. There sre o.i th. farm fh?ee atone houses for farmers or tenant,, together with three t _ kasu. rAiitaininit ft<tbliiiK and cof^fpuiences lor a L'^'UdbeidofeSS?Tdlor tutorage o. 2M ton. of pro dn"e Wllreo^l. hon'i. ' >'"?"? ?V'-r> -d attached There sre slsothe edvsMiages of a fii.e 'i.ring hou.ej "ce hotis/fi.h rnd, a garden ol two s :res, or'hsrds jtock^l Jfail'to and from the city, by which the rh 11 'j*' N* w Vork |?l?ers of the same day are received, snd an on ?ibns PASBiug the gate, Moraiag andisveaiag. . , In t'w immediate vicinity are Lpiecjral, Lutheran and ^'h urthsr de'scr."rti^u*!. annecewary. a. all rer?o?. wishing imrchaie are inrired tn call and esamine the ettnte. It may. huwever"be"dded that for beanty. healthful my 17 Haw iw'rre Montgomery Co.. Pew. ^uuK aT I W LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, if you want, ^aOfine article ol H.-ulssnd BUoes. cell at. ?rut, i on will fi id the largest assortment, cheapest, sad most' fa'bton.Ue m the city. Do not mistake the number.*? Broadway , corner ol r ranklin atreet. _ . N. B.?a large assortment of imported French Doors, at me loir price of 5joll.ra M- <->-HILL. b'jU l ? A.NU ?The pubiie Vi l.llemen'.0 J call aud evaiaiae th? Uige ...ortmeut of OsurtlemeB*.. Ladies' and Misses' BooU. Shoes ?d Gaiters iin all their varieties, which are to be found.Ml^fhea^ ? Canal a. .Vover S.lliv.n "" tuk>3mLiM bDvl'a. J ssSxtKr^ j w^r.i Niklo's, sre .aid to be the Bert ever sold ? this city. All ll'K>u wsrranted to give ssuafacuon ?Vleudiug. kg.. ^^VNcfnONES.t Anngtreet, _ ?IS iHi?m Nea/ Drondway, New York gnaw buakus. a jm ^ we# w oFrxozAi. BaiPASOBBi riOM TUB SEAT OF WAR. THE BOMBARDMENT OF FOBT BROWN, Opposite Matamoras, &C-, dM. Letter from Hen. Tay'or. HtiixirtRTiRi Abmv or Occupation, ) at. i ..^?tomoraa, Maxico, Mar 19.184#. > ? E,P?!c.tfullJ- enclose herewith the official report* a ij ? cc,n*m?ua?Jii?g Fort Brown, and Captain i Mansfield, engineer* of the bombardment of that work, and the operations of the engineer department during it* oontinuance. " Thee* reports, together with one furnished bv Major Brown, before hi* lamented death, will give a history of the operation* at Fort Brown, from the let to the lt)th of May. In rendering these report*. I deem it unueeeiiary to pay any further tiibute to the servleas or memory of Major Brown. Hi* death ia a voucher for hi* patriotism and devotion to duty. I would oall the attontiou of tUo Department to the service* of Capt. Hawkins, who suc lo tho,# of '-"M" towd and Lt who skilfully directed the operations of their ro. ?pective batter!**; and particularly to those of tUo engi neer officer, Capt. Mansfield. whow untiring vigilance ?f1 2eV ln perfecUng the defeace* which holiad ?oably planned, cannot be too highly praised. 1 am, air, very respectfully, your obedient ser'i, Z. TAVLOR, Brevet Brig. Oen. U. S. A. Coni'ir. The Adj. General of the Army, Washington. TTie Report of Captain fitfwkitu. Head^'akteb*, Fort Tatlob, ) _ ... Texas, May 10, 1848. \ .l8,J I ! hare the honor to ?""fort ttiat on the mominir of r".?' during the third day of the bombardment ol tnis lort, its gallant commander, Major Brown re ceived a seven) wound, which cnused his death at two 0 clock on the 9th instant I immediately assumed com mand, and have the honor to report the result of the bombardment* *ince seven o'clock P M. on the 4th nt which time < apt Walker loft with a report of the result up to that timn At nine o'clock P. M. on the 4th, firin" 01 musketry was heard in our rear, about three or (our hundred yard* distant, and apparently extending n mile up the river ; the firing very irregular. Thi* continued until half-past eleven o'clock P. M. The garrison was unier arms, batteries and defence* all manned, and con tinned *i during the night On the 6th instant, at five 0 clock, a. M., the fire was recommenced from the ene wal '^mediately returned from the f f htoeu-pounder battery, and six-pounder howitzer, placed in embra*uro on the south-eait bastion. The "p,onc hour, receiving during that time about fifty round shot and *hell* from the enemy. The batteries on both sides ceased firing at tho same time k e*P?nd,h,re of ammunition was thirty rounds of both calibre. At eight o'clo-k, A. M? Valdn, a Mexi can, came in, and reported that a party of dragoons had been driven back trom the prairie to tho point, and also a party to the fort; that he had seen thirtv deserters trom Arista's army, who sta.ed that the Me%in* were without subsistence-store*; that they were tired, and left hat 5 " V*" ,Uted in Ule Mexican camp 1 - w V? received an expte*s from Mexico inform ing him that another revolution had broken ont in Mcxi. rnlint* At8' I1"00,"!11 r.?ce,ve no support from the Govern ment At nine o clock A. M. it wa* reported that a ro t.onnoisnnce ol officer*, escorted by mounted men of the ofth^fort^fni".? ?.n 1#ar' within eiffht hundred v ards wn.- u. ti ,?'ho1" Pttrt,M> mounted and infantry, weie at the came distance, extending from the bcud of the lagoon to the river. Lieut Hanion. 7th infantry, asked permission to take the dragoons and go and look at them .hoi*.!!"" Kran ' *a<i lnan hour he returned, reporting L ! .. Vncray WM establishing a battery at the cros? ?u appearance among ttiem created great alarm and they were soon concentrated at ? distance undor enlni ?thn rfIrW?rk' Ev*ry m"n at work to-day strength ening the defence*. Several parties of cavalry and infantry seen to-day occup) ing our old encampment At eleven o clock P.M. musketry was heard in our rear irom bend of lagoon to the river. The troop, at all their places in the ha: tious during the night Wednesday. May flI ? At five o'clock, A. M., the can nonade commenced from the lower fort and mortar bat tery. Many round shot and shells thrown until six o' clock, when there was a cessation of firing. During the la,t hour the shot and shells were well directed burst mg in all directions in the interior of tho fort, tearing our tenu to pieces, and injuring several horses. At hall J1*0 cl?ck tiie signal Impounder* were fired, at which the enemy opened their batteries in our front and rear, and the cannonade continued from two mortar* aud a howitzer in front, and a moitar established at or near the cro.s-roads in rear until ten o'clock A. M , when our gallant commander lerei.ed a moi till wound from ? all mg *hell. Large mounted parties and infantry were een at thi* Ume in rear. At seven o'clock one mortar was playing upon u* Irom town and two from tho rear \t ton o'clock a small party of Inlantrv crept up in ravine and fired musketry ; but, being out of range, the fire was not returned. At half past ten o'clock A. M. several par ties of infantry and mounted men were seen surroundine u* in rear. Several rounds of canister were fired from Lieutenant Bragg'* battery, which soon disponed them Several weie alterwards heard to have been killed. Im mediately afterwards, aud until half-past twelve o'clock P. M., we received a continual shower of shells from the enemy'* batteres. At two o'clock five shells were thrown. At half-past four o'clock V. M. a white flag wns shown at the old buildings in roar, and a pajley sounded by the enemy. Two officers advanced, and were met by two officers of my command, who brought me the docu ment marked A, signed by Oeneral Arista, allowing me one hour to reply. This document boing considered one of great import ance, 1 deemed it nece.sary to convoke a council, con sisting of all the company commander* in my command, and laid it before them, ibey unanimously concurred with me in the reply, a copy of which i* the accompanying document marked B. Thi* document wa* dispatched ,n the allotted time, and shortly alter its reception the en?m> s batteries otwned upon us with a continual xhower of shot and sheila until sunset. 'she nieht was pasted very quietly, but constant vigilance was exer ci*ed in the command ; every man kept at his post as an attack was confidently exacted in the morniig rkurtday. May 7?At half past 3 o'clock A. M? the enemy s batteries opened with shells, and continued for About an hour and a hall, and then ceased. At hall past seven A. M several rounds of canister and grape were tired into the enemy, picket-guards. at tho??* IS rear, and at the old guard-hou-o of the second briirade which caused them to abandon their positions. This was ieplied to by a discharge of some ten or twelvo shells ? \t ? o clock A. M. we received a shower of some lour or hve shells, and then stopped. About this Ume the enemy commenced bring iron shell*, having previously thrown composition shells, and it was discovered that one of the mortars had been removed Irom our rear and returned to the city. At a quarter past ten A. M. we received three . 7, V eleven A.M. eigtit sheila; at twelve M. six !h"^ .k wh'ch/our of Lieut lirafK's horses wore kill ed, aM the wheel ol one ol his caissons disabled. At half past twelve the baltenea were opened with round *hot and (hell*, and continued for an hour and a half. By this time our bomb proot* were so lar advanced that our troop* were comparatively protected. At two o'clock small parties ol infantry commenced on us with random musketry, on the bank of the river and from the ravine. At half past two P. M a regular bombardment with shot and shells, Irom a howitzer and the mortars, was kept up with little intermission until sunset. At five o'clock dui ing this bombardment, n shall struck iu a tent, almost entirely destroj ing the instruments of the seventh in lantry .band, to the value of three hundied dollar*. Tho accuracy ol their firing now evidently increased, a* at leait ono hall of the shells thrown lell in the fort A sen Uuel to-day lost his arm by around shot (rum the er.cmy As soon as it was dark enough, a party hoaded by ourin delatigable engineer, Captain Mansfield, was sent out to lesel Uie traverse thrown up by Ueneral Worth, and cut down tho chaparral, which served as a cover to tba sharp Shooter* of the enemy. At li o'clock, at night, a iaiuioin lire ol musketry commern ed around us, followed by two bugles ; this continued for about one hour ; and fiom 3 A. j1. was continued untd near day light Friday, May H-At a quarter past 6 o'clock, A. M , the enemy 's batteries again opened with shells Irom the low er lort, irom tho sand-hag battery, and from our rear. The Bra tn.s morning Mas kept up until tf o'clock, A. M. with out cessation. a paity was sent out this morning, and burnt the old houses near the traverse on tho river bank. Ibis diew irom them several round shot ami shells; irom lo hall past J P. .si., a he.vy bombardment ol shells a?? i?1*1 u,'t at le,,t throw n at us during that time At hall past 3 they again opened their shells upon us, ac companied by rouia sbol At this time the enemy had iiVtr . . * mortar in the ridge of chaparral acrosa tho .and immedintrnv west oi tts. %iortars were now nif.. 1 JJ'roin the north, south, and west, lour in xinii!? .h . 1?* 01 round shot was kept up for two hsh j P * 'hells unul half past 7 P. ??l. About r... ?Jmi J I'itill1 heavy cannonading was heard, sui? ir.mri !m i s* of uait of us; It appareutiy ajt unct it luu l um'i '"V 4' when it became very dis nearly 7 P' M '?''is we supposed to :i: "'^r.a,?:,riSr:jrthc ^ house,cis.miug proiection lie suted that ouilortes had come iu coutact with thosa ol iba 1,, " tiiein back; that lie was a prisoner in charge ol "ho p'ick et guaids uien on by our batteues, that while thev were buijing the dead and can,ing oil the woui!dau ha ef. Ivcteu am escape. During the cannonade this alternoon a small ooluain ol iniauir) Irom aliova, and one oi ravuii ry Irom below, were .eeu aavancitlg, su|>posed to l>? r? iuloiseineuts to the enemy. I he excitvment in our com mand, during this distant cannoLauing, wa* intense Dm icj; the tiay ue leceiveu trom one hunuiod and llfiy tj t\soliumnad shells, and Irom seventy-lite to one han dled round shot, awl not a man duabled. Uurin* the iue vious night, the hailiaids of tlie hag on the ouiame had Ixi umc unriggeo; and as the filing had liecome too in tense to it-esvubhsii them, a uni^iary stall was eiecteJ ou the insiue, anu Uie national tUg of tho sctenth inlan tiy laued as a substitute. \\ e parsed a very quiet night; Uie tioops on the aieit at their guus. Satutday, HuyV?Aa officer of the *?venth luceeeded in lo>\ enug the iop-must of the flag staff, and rigging the halliatds, but lound lie could not raise it again without gieat labor and exposure ; he ihereloia lashed it in posi tion and mined the national flag, after having stood a succession el round shot, raumster, ami shells, Irom the euemy'* batteries lor fliteen or twenty minuto*. At lo o'clock, n sergeant ami ten men tired the houses on the road which had been successively oc cupied by our own and the enemy'* picket* It brought ? heavy discharge oi *1*11*. cauauier and round shot. from the enemy'? ha*Yn??_ 8h?lta. wp,tbM,llKthVmor vaU. continued until half-pa* a o cIock. , t.r ou our wc.t.ilent, and one firing ^ ?w een u? atul the fort, at the "PP? ?' p M Major further off", but fired accurately*. . re-en*aica Brown diod. and i? a ?hort time ? ^ t^x quite tt num. ment Vetween the )w infantry were *cen in ?*r of N'tur an cavalry and a ttwwwn^} fir0 of the rem it. At U,Um.we ,he battle com rouuJ ?bot *u4 ahelU. '"J? M 0j?hteen pounder meneed, in the direction of the upper i ! fulfil UwThigh tru?t reposed in them by the commanding Under the molt disadvantagoou. circum.tan I J?ir wiiDOrf o rm ed by the men with the greate.t ^ .nd afwa?? ? good cheer. Our indefinable 1 nil'r Cautain Man.A.Id. i. entitled to the high.. I ?t w? have only to lament the log. of a gallant I P^Eithftal officer who. proud cf the tru.t repoM* In "ra w^uld have gloried in the accomplishment of the task' which he to gallantly commenced , the honor to report a li?t of the KUMU anu wounded daring llw WVM daya' bombardment of Foil TVami sir, re.pecUully, your ob?<ll?nt Capliia 7ih infantry, commanding r??t ^rmy of Occupation. TexM. ? The killoJ W6M Sdiceant Weigart, and Major Browu, aadthlrt#aa wouu d. /i ^ Eji?cito Mbiicako, Din.ion General en Oefa : halla V. 8. i.tiad por luerxai?? Acien'es u rendirlu y adlmii. ?? encuentra a ?u o.pMda una numerosa divulon onoampada que | atcncion, valiri cuantoa auxilioa tonga V. 9. e.perau d<KUmorr*de la humanidad reconocido en el aiglo prwen te por toda. la. aaclone. culta., .mpone4. to?? ber de hacer menoi cruele. lo. de. tftre. de la 8ue"?, ; h siii';'v,r ffssrsc ?& sans U A?iiiue?riroi>orcionar* V 8. el placcr do cumplir con lob sontiraiontos indicaJo. de bondad y duUura1 3^e ?r man el caractor do mis compatnote., a la \ ei queid lleno al mat iinpcrioso de lo. dt-bere. que mi 1 ai? *?* g . por los ofen/a? que ha rocibldo. v?n?iue. del Dio. y Ubcrtad ! Cuartel general on lo. lammes aei Ramireno. Mayo 6. de 1(116^ M. ARiSl A. fB> Headuiartkr. L'hitip Stats. Foaca. } Near Maumoro., May 6. 1846?5 P ' Sir?Vour humane communication ha. just he?n re rnirnd' and after tho con.ideratioa due to it. impor tancc, I mui't xe.pecUully decline to .urrendcrmy force. "-Mle'exact purport of your de.patch I cannot feel con sonants" Commanding U. 8. force* oppoaito Maumorai. General M. Ahi.ta, Commandiug Divi.ion of the North. The Report of Captain Mamfitld. r'oftT orroun Matamora., ( Texan. May 12. ltHfl i Sir 1 have the honor to report the proceeding of my ?tll.tka o?l? >?? >" departure, the car|>enier^^ uudark^ No WOrk w.i done ^ ?lf Uia!? camp^und"1 ?^iTtii!?'o^th8^0^?^ On,tho m?^nJof !he a?the laU.r of completing the ditching o-. ks: r^rJ?u.vrv:.^ the rampart, were compleied^^Uhougn,q ^ C(jn. enemy ^^^f aSd ^r.c in roar of po.t struction of bomb.proof., kc. were commonc :?an(P"ont?nued (u?j'j"terQlf^t?fJ'7thXc^1'> the evening'm hadVreQuently been fulled knight by mu.^try via had 1 . icvei the traver?a on the bank of it wan deemed be.t to level tne iia ^ 0Iie,ny t? ttl0 theBththemenwere encourag ? &rtt battle on bor by toe .ound oir of ?L 9tb. being appre I the prairie- ,oui?d. of battle, and receiving hcn.ive, and hearing n having ascertained that ihe no courier from \ , lroaj our reBr lo reintorce enemy h^ wnt off hia P ^ geut o(U t0 bllrn ami himielf in > our ^? ?!?!?,.. mi/ht be a cover or of K>rvicc .te.tioy every thing that hii 0,oration. to the onemy, 1in continued at it till the .oundof Stolid*hi?'~"?( U?laJlc,wJ form in thi? "hort period, d d j oi>eration? by T'l ffMf Br? wn, ^he^ c omm and i n g office r .til I the 1 the late 1 j . ^ bomb-iheli, whilo .tanding 6th. when lie lo.t hi. leg oy a 00 ujed hig deaui i en the'.8" Htw^e We'comr^d dr:lXtClo.e thi. official report without exprewing slsss - fflsBSsresasn "u:i'SSk to FIELD, CapUinCorp. tagineer.. Brig. Gen. Zaciiart Taylor, ^ T??, Commandinr U. 8. Army in Texai. Inventory of Property Captured from the Mexican a. Report of a board of officer*, composed of Capt. O. Morris, Copt C. 11 Larnard, and l*t Lieutenant B. AI vord, of the 4th infantry, convened at the camp of the 3d brigade, on the 10th May, 1346, with order* to take an inventory of that portion of the property, which we* collected in that camp, captured from the Mexican ar my in the battle whicn occurred on the 9th May, 1046, about lour milei north of Matamoras Ori>narce Ann Ordnance Stores.?Six ?> pounder cannon, field piece* ; two 13 pounder cannon, field pieces; ammunition hoxe* for same, containing 40 rounls of? poundercauoisterfixed : ammunition boxes with 7 rounds of cannister for 13 pounders ; five boxes containing 10 rounds 13 pounder cannister; :10 rounds of 6 pounder strap shot fi terf ; limber with mules and harness, belong ing to the 8 field pieces ; threo Lags of slow match and priming tubes ; 393 stands of small arms, as follows? ?irt? muskets with bayonets, 34 muskets without bayo nets, 18 scopettes. serviceable ; 78 muskets. broken parts, 1.1 scopettes, broken parts, lOOcartridge boxes, unser viceable; 1A6.600 rounds of musket ball cartridges; 13 lances ; 0 swords: 3 cavalry guidon*. Kntrkncminu Tools.- -30 shovels ; 10 pick axe* ; 10 ases. Means or Transportation.?About.'<00 mules ; about 450 pack-saddles, with trimmings ; a large quantiiy of cabristar and mats for packing ; 30 horses ; 1ft saddles : $ spring wagons with narness ; a ox carts with a pair or oxen to each. Subsistence.?4 sack* of rice ; 6 sacks of salt ; !< sacka of beaaa ; 0 barrel* of flour ; 3 sacks of flour ; 3 sacks of sugar ; 3 sack* ef bread : 3 kegs ol lard ; 3 stone* tor pounding corn ; I sack ol pepper Pr.RsoffAi. Bakoaoe or OrricEna.- Portfolios, writing desk*, canopy and other baggage of Oon. Ariita ; pack age containing order* and official correspondence ; one topographical sketeh of route from Matamora* to Bari ta, and one plan of the position ol the American force* opposite Matamoras, tic ; personal baggage of General l.a Vega, he.; one clothes-bag and roll of lieddinr, mark ed J. vv. Marline* ; 4 men r nests ; 7 rolls of bedding; officers' bsggage ; 3 canopy frame* One chest appa rently belonging to a staff officer, containing " order bo jk of division of the north," diary of ovents, maps, lie., signed, Francis Zegura, lie.. Miscellaneous.? lit sack* corn; 1 anvil; I black smith's vice; 1 bar of irou; 1 bag of iron axle-trees, con tainingtwo sets; 1 hag of mallets; 1 box of blacksmith's tools; 3 boxes containing carpenter tool*; 3 bags of fel loes and spokes; 1 bag containing jar* of tar; J large boxe* of band instrument*?one containing also IB uni form coata for musicians; 3 basa drums; 16 common drums; 3 water casks, I large copper cauldrum 10 large iron camp-kettles; 3J large tin camp-kettles; 7 iron pot*; 1 medicine che*t; 3 bundles of cot-frames und cot* ? hos pital farnitui*: 1 chest, containing officer*'baggage, and 96 dollar* in silver?owner not known. 1 he board in makiug their report have to add, that the inventory i* very imperfect in consequence of the con stant additions made throughout the day, and brought into camp and deposited, alter the property had been covuited by the boariL ^ OOUVfclRNfcUR MORRIS. Capt. 4th Infantry. C. II LARNARD, Capt 4th Infantry. BKNJ. ALVORO, 1st Lieut. 4th Infantry. Disastrous Fire in Hakmibal, Mo.?A grront calamity litis lielalk-u our proai-erous anil giow ing city. This morning, at about half past two o'clock, a nre broke out in a frame building on Main street, oppo site the City iiall, and five busine?* homes and princi pally all their content- have been consumed by fire If there bad been any facilities for keying down ?he fire, or staying its progress, many good* might have been saved; but it is a shameful lact, that in our protperou* and enterprising city, containing a population of -Ji00, there i* not a Are engine, ladder or bucket; and it i* only to be wondered at, why more damage was not sustained by the fire thi* morning than really was?but it was, doubtless, owing to the fact that it waa a peculluily calm night.?Cor. Bt. W? Mep . J,mr 34. New* roa Volunteer*.?In marching, *oldier* take 7S step* per minute; ia quick marching, 180; and in charging, 140. Ocean Steam Navigation?American Mall Line. The Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was refer red several proposals for the establishment of lines of Ocean steamers, coastwise uud foreign, lor the trans portation of the mail, and for naval service, in case of war, in pursuance of the law of .March 3d. Iti4j, lave had the same under consideration, and submit the fol lowing report:? It is now only about seven years since the passage of the steamers Sirius and Great Western across the At lantic, purtonded a mighty revolution in commercial and naval affairs. The most sanguine expectations of the triumph of ocean ateam navigation, ami its momentous conference, have been more than fulfilled. Already, the most rapid means of communication, between the old world and the new. is accomplished by means of steam ships. The countries bordering upon the Mediterranoan, ana the remotest East, are counocted with Western Eu rope and America, by these agents. Between Great Britain and North Amorioa alone, there are now pi) ing some twenty steamers, which deserve to be regarded as among the greatest triumphs of modern genius, and which, moving with a rapidity and regularity never thought of before, have overturned the most settled theo ries in ocean navigation, and introduced a uew element in tne regulation of human affairs. Tiiue and space

seem to be overoome, and the wiadu and tides in a mea sure disregarded. In naval operations a revolution may be considered as already accomplished. Great Britain, within these seven years, has made largo appropriations for the augmentation of her steam navy, and has at this time mere tlian 3tx> kwar steamers?many of them un precedented, for the power of thoir ouginos, the calibre of their guru, and the magnitude of their dimensions The very latest intelligence of French legislation, ad monishes u* that h'ranee has adoptedH similar policy, and is about to augment the number of her war steam ers to 100 From these facts, it appoar* that tho British and French governments regard an extonsive steam ma rine as essential to their naval power; and the experi ence of both governments has doubtless lod to this con clusion. In the few years that have elapsed since tho employment of steam in naval warfare, its achievements have tieen most brilliant and decisive, and so generally known as to require no illustration. But, whilst England an4 Franco have been rapidly availing themselves of the agency of steam, in their na val establishments, the United states has been almost in active. Of the 74 vessels, of all sorts, composing our navy, only nine are steamers. Of these, but flvo nro armed; and yet this country first taught steam navigation to tho world, and has had, since iu invention, a larger commercial stoam marino than all other nations besidos. *l'he latest accounts of tbe Uritish commercial steam ma rino, make their number ol vessels about nine hundred VVe have a greater number than that on tho waters of the Mississippi alone. According to the report of the Sec retary oi the Treasury, on commerce and navigation, our total steam tonnage, last year, was 319,027 tons, dis tributed in more than 1600 steamers. Nor is it in the number only that wo surpass all other nations; in speed aui efficiency we aro equally superior. The Engineer'a Magazine, for January last, a British periodical, nays:? " Tne average speed of our best coasting steamers may be taken at twelve and a half to thirteen miles an hour, as iu the ease of the new iron Clyde-built boats, on the west coast, and the fast iron steamer running from Folk stono and Dover, to Bologne, Calais, Ostend, Stc. The Queen, one of the fastest of her class on tho Thames, has an ascertained maximum speed of fifteen and a half miles per hour." Now itis well ascertained that the steam ers on the Mississippi have an average speed of about sevonteen miles an liottr, and those on tho Hudson, and otner waters of the North, have attained oven a greater speed than tbis. such u mo |>erioction 10 wnicu steam transportation haa been cairied in this country, that the rate uf height ou the .?il<tnisippi steamers. does not oxcco.l per tun, per 1000 mildn; ari l cubin passengers, including suuiptu urn faro, are carried at lue rata of ouo cent \<or nule? rules far bciow Ihuso pod across the Atlantic, in steamers or aailiug packets; uuU although tuus pie-euiiueut over ull the nations uf lUe world iu commercial steamers, and pos?j?tod of a iiursory of more than M?i,OiW men tit lor iiuvul service, wo are the lowest in tho scale in our naval steam torce. It if true, it is neither compatible * ith ?ur institution!, or our interests, to maintain u Urge and expensive naval establishment in time ol peace ; hut, it has become a matter of the utmost importance, to de vise some sysiein. which, with a moderate au.i beneficial outlay, will enable us at all times, to be propaied t >i the contingency of war. This, it is believed, may be ac complished, by combining with tho system proposed by this committee in a former report on the increase of our steam navy, the plan now extensively adopted by i > cat Britain, ol uniting the elements of a commercial man 110 with those of a naval sceain torce. The design of tin* system is, to render the transmission of the mail, passen ger* and lreight, subservient to ihu extension of her naval establishment. The successful operation of her lines of mail steamers, ha^nown that commerce may not only in this way be primioted and extended, but, mado to contribute directly the means of its own proiectiou and defence. The United States is the second commercial nation in the woriuj and it ia fully to suppose that it can with impunity neglect those means wnicn hute become ne cessary in coiisequeuce of the policy pursued by our great rivals, for the promotion and encouragement of our commerce, without tho must serious inju ries resulting to this great and important branch of national wealth. \Vtnlo our commerce is ex tending itself to all quarters of the globe, and incrcasiug in a ratio, almost, if not quite equal to the increase of our population, and requiring protection in every occan, it woul<t teem, from the expensive nature of our naval es tablishmeut^undcr the present system, that no very ex tensive augmentation of it, can be hoped for or expected. According t > the annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy, tho estimates for the support of tho navy for the current year, no war being then anticipated, were over six millions of dollars. The number of ofllcers, seamen, marines, landsmen and boys, employed in the service,ap pears from the same document, to be 9000 ; costing about $6tM> per man. The number of vessels in commission be ing but 4b, it shows an average cost of $10H, ti'jj each, per annum. The British mail steamers, which are ou an average, awuch larger and more efficient class of vessels than those of our own navy, cost that government, de ducting the amount received for postage, less than $S0, 000 each for their annual maintenance, Groat Britain is thus enabled, by combining commercial enterprise with her naval armaments, to keep afloat a (team force more than equal to one-half of our ships iu commission, aud to maintain twenty of these powenul steamers in constant and active service, at a cost of one million of doiiars an nually. By the Canard and West India lines of mail steamers, Ureal Britain maintains rapid and certain com munications with her colonies on tins side of the Atlan tic, the United States, Mexico, aud her floats in the Pa cific Wcean. In the event of war, she could readily com mand this forei' and concentrate it at any point upon our Atlantic.or Gulf Coast; and our vast commercc, valued at some 'J00 million! of dollars, would, without suitable preparation ou our part, fall a prey to her arms. It is mortifying to reflect that this force, which may be. coma so formidable against us, ia in a great degree sup ported by the intercourse growing out of our own com mercial enterprise. While our commercial marine ia unri valled, and our sails whiten every ocean, and our steam marina at home superior to that of all other nations, we have been lelt in tne distance, and been out-mancrvared by our great commercial rival, in tho employment of steam upon the ocean. If it lie asked why Great Bri ain has thus taken the lead of us in ocean steam naviga. tion, while we are so greatly superior in domestic steam ers, and in soiling ships, the anawor is, that the has an ticipated us through tne extension of her mail system to foreign countries, in combination with the naval ar rangements; thus rendering it almost impossible for mere private enterprise to enter into competition with her. Krance, also, has become alive to th? hnfiortance of this great system, and bar Minister of Finance has been authorised to treat with companies for the establishment of tines ol steamers to Braxii, Havana, New York. I.a Plata, I.a Guayra, and such ports on tho Gulf of Mexico aud tho Antillas, as may be designated by royal ordinance. These lines are to consist of sailing ships, with steam power, except that to New York, which is to b? exclusively steam; so that we are likely ?>on to hare some forty foreign war steamers, in the character of mail packets, visiting our entire coasts, and subsisting principally on our trade. And as yet, there has only been |>a?scd through this House a measure authorising the establishment of one line, consisting of four steam ers, lioui New Vork to Uiemen. It is believed by jour committee that other lines may be established, with at least an equal. ^ not a gi cater probability of success. The commercial inuiicoursc between New i oik and Liverpool has become more frequent and extensive than between any other two places *o widely separated upon the lace of the globe; aud their position seems to be (.uch as to warrant the belief that they will, at no distant day, draw to this great channel a (till larger i>ro|>ortion of Uie commerce between huiope and America. The fact that the British government has recently taken tho necessary steps to induce the owners of tlie Cunard steamers to establish a line from Liverpool to New York, ri sufficient to show that they are tally sensible ol this ap/ioaching state of things, and that they ara re solveu, as far as practicable, to monopolize the inter course between thosa two important (Mints. This move ment shows cleat ly that the time has arrived whan we must decide whether we will yield this essential bianch of navigation, aud this indirect means of extending our naval armament to our gteat commercial rival, or whe ther we shall prompt!) extend to our enKrpri/.ing mer chants the necessary aid to enable them to bring Ameri can energy, enterprise, and skill, into successful compe tition witn British sagacity ana capital. Of all the lines uf saili. g packets which cross the Atlantic not one is ownad in r.uro|>e;aiid it is not donbtod thai American merchants, properly encouraged, will as readily excel iu .team a* tiiey have dona in sailing ship*; ami when we icileot that tliis may be accomplished to the mutual a ,v.u.iage and advancement of our commercial and military m:iriiM, it would ?eem that no statesman ought to hesitate for u moment to give bis support to a measure which is de manded alike by prudence, and the necessities ol our po sition. I be establishment of a line of steamers bet* aan New York ami Havre is also believed to be ol much im portance; and the intercourse between those two points, such as to adord it ample support. The establishment of this line will uot onlt bring our merchants into comj cti tion with ?? uro|>ean linos, but also with carli other: ftius eliciting the greatest possible degree ot skid, economy, and activity, in tho construction and management of our ocean steamers. New Orleans. standing as does at the great outiet of the valley ol the Mississippi, and sending forth its team ing products to all parts ol the world, is tapidily rising iu the scale Of commercial :mp<>i tance, and is as insepa rably connected with the great intereste oi the west as New Vork is with those of the north ami cast. 1 he State ol Georgia is extending bar railroads from Savau nah to the Tenneesee river, which is destined to I our into bar seaport a vast amount of the trade and travel or the valley ol the Mississippi, and will render it a point of sufficient importance to be regarded in the establiah ; meat of a Una of coastwise steaaaen. The same may la laid of Charleston, South Carolina, from which a railroad extends. uniting with the Oeorgia improvements. Colerc. with Cuba Is rapidly ' ?J would not only be promoted, but bhoufd be broughtin aiJ of the plan under consideration. It is, therefore,^p> nosed to connect these nort. by a line which shall touch Wwh .nJ .Uo at Norfolk, in Virginia, and which shall, in all respects ol alia and efficiency, equal tho.e *COur fro n tie r# settlements ha to already extended them selre. to the Pacific Ocean, and the course of events tends to the esUbliahment, at an early day, of a terri torial government in Oregon, which will extend our jurisdiction o?er at least seven degrees of latitude in the shores of the Pacific. We already maintain in t!i?t?oceon a very considerable portion of our naval force for the nrotection of our commerce in that quarter of tho world, which already amounts te four hundred ships ??Sa8?^ in the whale fishery, besides thoae employed In the coasting trade between the various porta from to Oregon, and those which touch on their wa> to t.h ua I and the Polj nesian Islands Oureommerce inthePaciftc is valued at more than twenty millions of ^lUrs and 1 employs about twenty thousand seamen, aud yet govern meat ha, taken no steps to establish a regu ar co.nmuni cation with our Ueet and territory on the I'ac.ftc.or to facilitate the transmission of commercial intelligence. As shewing tho importance of establishing a mail 1to awl acrow the isthmus of Panama, and along the shores or the Pacific, tho committee have deemed it proper'to i|> pendto this report a letter from Mr. Arbsrt .allaUn Jewett. our Charge at Lima, dated April 13th, 1??>, '"'fhe'number of persons which it is supposed will emi grate from the valley of tho Mississippi and other part* 5f the Union to California and Oregon, may be brought to contribute largely to the regular transportation of the mails to thoao distant regions; and as Now Orleans is the most convenient placo o? embarkation, aud the port of t hagres or l!uli/'\ the most eligible the Isthmus to tho Pacific, it is supposed that a ?tinier to run from New Orleans twice a month to either of those ports, in connection with the regular transmissionioltbe niail to our squadron, and the ports on the Pacific,will afford tho necessary facilities lor the communication of intelligence, and tho accommodation of pawngers Those obiecta are deemed by the committee ol sufficient importance to justify the appropriation which is demand ed bv Mr. Sloo for running a steam packet twice a month from New Orleans to ( bagres or Balite; nor is it doubt od that the government will receive in postages, andthe amount which may be thus saved in commnnicati.ig Willi our squadron and our posts on the rwi&c, ?n a"10"" urobably quite equal to that which is proposed for the establishment of this m-iil .ervice. This undoubtedly, applif to *he servtco between >ew Y ork and Liven 1, which is proposed to be performed f?Vh^seCrvK-e'"Mweeu New York and Havre, and from New Vork to Nc ,v Orleans, touching at Norfolk, Charles ton, Savannah and Havana, is proposed to be r^c?'! ?n a different footing, and to be performed for the amount or ',0Th? papers referred to your Committee contain pro posali from two partie* for the transMrtationofthemsjl in ocoan steamers between New V ork and Oreat orilain. both of which are hereunto annexed, marked and C ? The first, from K K Collins and h.? associates of Ne* Vork, pro|>oses to I>erloim the service ^ ^?? MUon3 York and Liverpool, in vessels of not less than measurement for $3S5,000 per annum, payable q iartsrl)_ The Koron I from 11. B. Forbes, of Boston, ?nd lui tMO ciates, proposes to transport the mail in steamers of'""" I -i(?o to I,BOO tons measure.nent between New Vork an Southampton in England, and thence to Havre in Fraw.e for the round sum* of *600,000 per annum^avabte in advance both parties proposing to build hve ships lo She service-their pr? will show more particularly the extent of their offers and requirements *''? i krfirJA in fivo steamers, averaging about I.-00 to"8 JPe* sureincnt was $1J5.000. If will bo soon, therefore, that Mr. Collins proposes to perform the service in' ,hU? o! a much lurger nnd mors efficient class, whether for wa?" commercial purposes, for $10,000 less per annum or *100 0JO for the ten years, [the proposed duration ol his contract,] than is paid by the Uritish Government to tho Cuna'd line, lor a similar service?if indeed. tUe so^ vice between Liverpool an,I Boston, can bo regarded as eoual to that between New York and Liverpool It will al o be seen that tho proposals of .vlr. Collins are $ 15, 000 per annum less tl, an those of Mr Korbe.whle his ,hips are of a much larger and more desirable class. The Committee, therefore, does not m?...i to .ile favorable consideration of tho House, the nroDOsalsof Mr Collins and hi. associate., a, in every view most lavorable to the interests of tho government j'ld the commercial community. - Tho papers referred. aUo contain a proposal from Mr. \ li Sloo. to build ten ocean steamers of the first class, four to be employed in transporting the mall New Vork and Havre, and to cross tEo Atlantic n every year ; four to run botween New V ork and New Orleans, stopping each way, at Norfolk? Vrjinia. rkTrw!t?n. niUlh Carolina. Suvauuok, "? vana in Cuba; and to deliver the mails at each end of the route and at the intermediate places weekly ; one to ?"7lt".n New Orleans and Chargros, or Balize, oar run ? ' j. Central America andthe Pacific, twtee a month?and one" to be kept ready to take the nTaoe of any vessel in either line that may be disabled or rendered unfit for service. These vessels are to be of not loss than 1500 tons burthen, and to have engines of not less than 1500 horse power. They are to bo guar ?nt?ed to excel the Cunard steamers In their passage across the Atlantic from two to tour days. It is pronosod that they should bo built under tho superintendence of a government naval construct?., and capable of belnff converted into efficient war steamers at the .honest notice; boilers and machinery to bo located below the water line, and secured as isr as practica with naddle wheels, from an onemj's shot, and to comprehend all modern improvoments suited^ for ^ Mr vice for which they are designed. They are to tie sub ject to tho exclusive ownership of the govornment in V f "Sir "LJfS KTisSSii??to sssr sFeZSJ* to ??-"-? ??re toward, their construction in dno proportion as the materials are furnished and tho work executed, ? to be advanced bevond that limit. He proposes h?v shall be commanded by naval officers, and carry is watch officers four midshipmen each, without chnrpo Uie government, who wilf thus be enabled to acqvdro ?Practical knowledge of steam navigation. The >1^000, ' JL ?0 ha advanced by (Government, is to be re imbursed in equal annual instalment* of $100,000 withent interest, and to form part of the purchase money, should the vessels betaken by government, a. is proposed .obe 7- ? >o.. in tlm contract. Thoso vessels are to be in tured !Tnd the a.signmont of the policies to government li rnt?rt it against loss. Besides this limited aid contributed by government towards the construction of for tho^rviceto bo?JllXmod7'thc 'Voat^os oSTaU mad rr, r rren'-N^^o^^roS ^ toVhifgww'VJdiM. h e? requ ires "the" specific slimof SiO mffl ?er annum?the government ot course receiving <,?0,000 i>er ann b faithful performance 1 fC t'lie service p oposod to ? o stipulated in the con tract, hTu?uresPX committee he .tend, prepared to lilTe sect.ritv in any amount. It will be l>erceived SIf service will bo more extensive than nv other heretofore proposed in this country. The ex nei^ien^y of the coast route from New York to New Or leans with stoppages at the intermediate ports, is ol vious' It will establish a communication with the British West India line, ?iW the contemplated French lino, and will secure to American enterprise the opportunity of nnmiwtine witli those linosi and will alsoanord a very Xffiotec.tion to our whole Southern coast in the event of any su<1 den emergency. The route rom New Oideans to Chairos, or lUliic, may bo made to touch at vLra Crui and will not only promoto our commercial in tercourse itTtime of Pe?ce with Mexico Central Amen, ca and the shore, ,f ue Pacific, hut wiU al^i serve as a nrr>tv>rtioii to o'tr commerce in 'ho liulf. Tho wnoie amount of servi. > ? ? '>e performed in the projKisals lor whicMhe committee ask the favorable consideraiiou of the House, em -.aces two lines acioss the At antic from New \ oik? one to Liverpool aud one to Havre, one coastwiw from New Vork to New Cleans, touchintr as stated, at intermediate ports, and one from Nsfvr Orleans to Chagres, or ilalixc? to employ 14 from Now Orleans w v a ? , uken into the I b!btTr->e,-^ w,thout any actual charge u,K,n tho ? Treasury. . t..^ <0 advance to Mr. Sloo i jrto. .r; sstssrsra , >100,000 each. lh? wourt M ? ^OOB| ^ ^ propo,. i jiertol government ol I s.9o,t.00 ! eudurationol the .nj ^ hag res routo, and it askel for the New annum lor keeping in m?kes the ..--0f ? 7 ?? per gO^rnSi.lft, a : commission, and subject to tno ?? * ? len wtr ; force which ^y b? con..d-r^a^.qu^um eRch I rh?oT a??ou V4'"X l?.s Uian i.P paid by the British I ship, or anou ^ . ^or nteainer employ gove.nmentj>n an.v.Mgo^iueti)t(t ihfl >cw Wrk in her ma,l serv ? ?,ujn iUttf without charge *"d L rrClsur^ w e shaU I > tho adoption of this m maintain iiftecn steamers of the lirst class in system, maintain iiiieen ? ^ M # : ^Thm'oMor a gros. sum which does not much exceed the average co?i ol one ol our aimed ships in commit "?No government has hitherto ^.r had preseutcd^or its arcei?tence a syntem so cheap and efll lent now ur.?ier consitieration. In time of peaco it w ^ promoting the commorolal Interoonrse and the country, and in timo of war form a most | oHensive and dctensive force. in case of As it is designed to make these t tht. should j necessity, a ??irt of the i?val lorce '"government M 1^ built under the superintendence |hoaM ,,e vol contractor, it is proper that lb* _ w|jj ell,hle the made with the Navy pepertmcn suitgost to the ! head of the Bureau of s osiotr atoamors i , contractor* such intonwd arrangement* ?' I as will render them convertible at the least possible sost and delay into vessel* of war. With these riiwi, the Committee recommend the passage of the bill herewith submitted, an outline of which wan given yesterday. Military Examination at West Point. Wiit Poiirr, June It, 1849. The examination of the graduating clau ii concluded, and the minor cIiiimi are now being examined in French, ethici, Jtc. The graduating classes are now only waiting far the physical examination by the Surgical Board, when they will bid adieu to Want Point. They will probably leave some time iu tho oourte of next week. The following is a lilt of the names, in all M, of the clan who graduate this year. Ihoio let down at "Largo," aro the appointments made by tha President ;? Charles S. Stewart,N. J ; Charles iu iiiuut, (Large;) J nu. O. Fostor, >V. H ; George II. McClellan, Peon.; George H. Derby, Mass.; fcdni. L. f. Hardcastle, Md.i Jesse L. Reno, Penn.; Francis T. Bryan, N. C.; Ldmtind Hayes, Penn , Darms N. Couch, N. Y.j Thomas M. Whsdbss, N. <. William Dutton, N. V.; Albert L. Magilton, Penn ; Fd ward C. Boynton, Vt; Henry B Hears, Mass.; Rurus J. Bacon. Me ; John A. Brown, Md.; Clarsndan J. L-Wil son, Va.; Thomas F. Castor, 1'enn.; Thomas J. Jasksou, Va ; Truman iseymour, Vt.; Colvilla J. Minor, D. C.; Marous D. L. Simpson. N. Y.j Henry A. Fhiuagsr, N. Y.; Orreii Chaptaan, N. V*.; iiauiiitou L Shields, 7a.; Chas. C. Gilbert, (Larger Alexander P.ltodgers, (Large;) John Adams, Tenn ; Gsoigs Stonoman. Jr. N. V.; Nemuel D. Hturgis. (Large:) Riohard II Hush,(Large;) James (takes; I'enn ; Labney H.Maury, (Largo;) William I) Smith,Geo, Innis N. Palmar, N. V ; David 11. Jones, Ueo.; Delancy F Jonos, N. V ; Paruienus T. Turnley, Tenn.; James Stuart, M. C.; Oliver 11. P. Taylor, R. 1 ; George H. Oor. don, Mass , Frsdsrisk Myers, l oun ; Geoigu F. Kvans, Me ; John 1). Wilkinn, I'ean.; Thomas it. McConnell, G?o ; Joseph N.O.Whistler, (Large;) Cadmus M Wilcox, Tenn . William 11. Tyler. Va.; Mathew R Su <nson,9i. V.; Alfred Glbbs, N. Y.j Nelson H. Davis, ;as*;Ed muml Rutsell, l'enn.; William M. Gardner. O. ; Archi bald B. Butts, (Largo;) George S. Humphreys, 1.; Tho mas Kaseloy, Va.; tiaumol IT Maxey, Ky.; Geo. t.. Pick ett, 111. The courso of instruction pursued at this Institution, la very rigid and compls'e. When the candidate tirst ar rives hese, bo reports himself to tho Commandant, and immediately enters tho barracks. 11a then becomes a member of the "awkwaiJ squad," red is drilled iuto the habit of standing straight, and tome ol'the first military exercises. After this, he is examined in reading, wilting and arithmetic, as far us decimal tractions, it he paas through these, he is examined by the Medical Board, and, it found physically qualified, is enrolled a* a cadet, and in a lew days rect-ivej his uniform His academic studies do not commence until more than two months after admission, as he is required to go into encamp in tit w ith the other cadets. Tho courso of instruction; for the tirst year, consists ol Hie duties of ? private sol dier, French, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and mensuration of planes and solids Fui the second Tear, the duties of corporal, lin t part of the course otartil lery, remainder of instruction in French and mathemat ics, first part of drjwi.i<;, Fuglish ginrumar, rhetoric, geography and history. Third year, duties ?! sergeants, secoud part of tho course of artillery, fe maiuder of drawing, natrral philosophy, ut>u chem istry. Fourth year, evolutions of the line, duties of commissioned officers. Third i>. f urse of artillery, mineralogy and geology, r guieering, science of war, rhetoric, moral pTiilosuphy, political science and the us# of the sword Tlie instruction in theso vauous Ui (inches of tho course is not meicly theoretical,but euiiueuti<? practi cal-, for example, tho artillery courts coin >. .ses tha nomenclature and description! of the difl'erun. kinds of artillery and every thing connected with it, I'm theory of gunnery, and target practice with the giu , uowitzer and mortar ; also making all kinds of cartT.uges, prepara tion ot shot, priming tubes, fures, slow and quick match port tiro, rockets, carcasses, loading shells, casting mus ket balls, he i.?ch cadet is iec.uired during the course to make a certain quantity oi all tho pyrotechnic com pounds used in artillery. In engineering the instruction is both civil and military. The object of the institution is to mako scientific men. nnd good officers, and most ef fectually does it accomplish it. The discipline is as strict as the courso of instruction. They are forbidden to use intoxicating drinks, tubucco, in any form, or cards.? They are not allowed to have any money , or receive any money or supplies from home or cl.ewltero?not allow ed to tako a nowspaper with out permission. The limlta in which thoy are allowed to walk are very narrow.? They are not allowed to enter the Hotel excep:ing by a permit, and when there must not enter any room or hall excepting on the first story, or when there take dinner, or any other meal After entering the institution the c? dct is allowed to leave it but once. 'Ilia rla?i a' tho end of its second year is allowed a vacation during tin- months of July and August. For infractions of au. o: .hese rules cadets nro punished by prevention of recreation, extra turns of guard duty, confinements in room or tont, con finement* in light prison and iu dark prison and remis sion with the privilege of resigning, and public dismis sion. After a knowledge of all this wo think no candid person can call a cadet ? life mere pastime. 1 he recruit* aro fast coming in. About (JO are now li'eru ?most of them flni? manly looking young follows, who will do their coan trv service when they arc needed. Visiters are continu ally coming und going. We are having splendid weather up here. FOR , STATTEN ISLAND. Uu ?nd utter Mouday, )lie 20(h day of April, the boats 8 YLI'H and STATEN ISLANDER will leave New York and Sutcn Island as follow*, uutil farther notice :? Leave Mtaren Island at 6, 8, ?, 10, II o'clock, A.M.; I, J, 3, 4, ( o'clock, P.M. Leave New York, front Whitehall street, at 7. I. MJU o'clock, A.M.; 1,1,3,4,4,7 o'clock, A.M. On Sundays, the first boat from I he island will leave at I A M., and the first boat from New York at9 A.M. N. U.?All Ireiitht at the ml of the owners thffeef. afire PEOPLE'S LINE Ok' HlXA-M-ttOAT* FOR ALBANY. Direct?'>aily, Sunday* eiafl'tcd?at 7o'clock, P.M. From Steamboat pier between C?tirt(nn<.t and Liberty id. ~ ? Steamboat ROCHESTER, Capt. Alfred - Houghton. will leave on Monday. Wedncs , ?.day, and I< rid-yr evenings, at 7 o'clock. Steainooat HKNDRIK HUDSON. Cajn. R G. Crutteuden, will leave on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings, at 7 o'clock. The above boats wilt, at all times, arrive to Albany la ample time for the morning eers for the eaat or west. Kreight taken at nioueratc races, and none taken after V? o'clock, P. M. All i>ersons are forbid trusting any of the boat* of this line, without a written order from tbe captains or agenta. Kor passaga or freight, apply on board tbe boats, or to P. C. Scliultr, at the office on the wharf. United States Mail Line. At 5o'clock, P. M., Landing at Intermediate Placee. From tbe Foot of Barclay ?t., Steamboat HUDSON, Ca|*aiu C. K. lCiiijr, will leev* oa Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday afteruoone, at 3 o'clock. Steamboat SOUTH AMERICA, Captain L. W. Braiaard, will leave oa Tueaday, Thursday aad Saturday (lUnoosi, at ) o'clock. App'v on hoard. or st the office on the wharf. jed MORN I Mi LINK AT SKVKN O'CLOCK. KOR ALBANY AND INTERMEDIATE ?LANDINGS?From the Steamboat Pier at ? he foot of Barclay street- Breakfast aad dimierou UuajU the boat. The new low-pressure steamboat TROY, Captain A* Oorham, Monday, Wednesday and Kriday Mornings7 A. M. The steamboat NlAOARA, Tuesday, Thor.,da> and flatur day mornings. at 7 A. M. Landing at Caldwell's. Wpatpoiat, Newburgh, Hampton, roughkeensie, Hyde Pat' Hhiaebeck, U. Red Hook, Bristol, ( aft kill, Hudson, Co*sat \ and Kia derhook. All goods. freight, bank bills, specie, or any othej Vtnd ef proixrty, taken, put, or shipped on board this boar, must bo at tne risk of the owners of such foods, fr?ii?>it. baggage, he. Kor passage or freight apply on board, or at the office oa the wharf. mvf7 rre THE MOST DKUOHTFUL 6# ALL EXCURSIONS. A SAIL across the Hudson river to Hobo ken, and theu a walk to the Klyaian Welds. along the exceedingly picturesque shores of the place, will prove the most easily accomplished aad attraa live of all rurual excursions that can be made from tbe city. The grouuds now present a charming aspect, ike Dees be ing hi leaf, and the soil covered with a rich tnrf. The walks are in excellent order, having been considerably embellished the present spring. , The Kerry Bosts from Barclay, Canal aad Chriatopker eta., ire completely filled up with awnings and seats. Niglit Boats ruu from Hotokeii to Barclay (treat until U o'clock. Ferriage SV cents ml 3ni*r "NEW WtUk, ALtHAiNV ANU TKOk LINE. FOR ALBANY AND TROY DIRECT, from tl>- foot of Courtltndi street. Passeiii.' re taking this Bo it will arrive in time to take the Morning 'JV-ln of Car* trom Tp* want to Buffalo, and north to Saratoga, Whitehall and Lake Cnaan plain. The steamer EMPIRE, Captain ** V ?/, leavea the foot ol Conrtlaiidt street, on Tu? day, i nursday aad Saturday evenings, at seven o'clock, I' M. Tbe Steamboat COLUMBIA. Capt. Wni. H. Peek, wlB leave the Pier foot of Conrtlaudt street, on Monday, Wednes day xiirl Friday evenings, at 7 o'clock. For Passage or Freight, apply on board, or at the Often oa the wharf. Freight meet be eat in charge of tbe Freight Arfent. or the Company will not tie reipoesihle for loea. all if rj^nTn nflf Fakk only one DOLLAR FUR A.oJWia' Deck Passenger* to Providence -jTbt well 2tSMi3Bb3Lkiiown and spierdid steamer RHftDF. ISL AM), Captain Manchester, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays ; and the MASSACHUSETTS, Captain forty, on Taetdaya, Thursdays and Datmdsys. I?ea?e pier No. I North River, at ? n>lo?k, P. M.. for Boston , ria Newport and Providence. Fare to Boston. %t oabia ; #1 e# deck. Fare to Providence, fl M cabin i $1 deck. Freight taken at tka lowest rales, and immediaielv furwsrded. my 10 lm*re ~OITOSi" 1 ioN /icK^l^Fl^fc-Fqr ?the North and Wert, vis Ajbanv^UtlM %?; I i&n 1 viv 1/-L \r Hi w. time to take the \ QswegO M ?; Kijrton.U C ?' ST lCnlffiTW K.Vhej. r $- 7J. Fu^lo |1; Cleveland, Purl m^it# ill; IJ>?-roi,t, Mlich . )?; tilucTnniTi'ssV'NlTlw'suliH- ??; ' lHC.*0 ?V Wl.itehal| ft ?; Montreal ?t VI; Past line, and board to Bnffslo ?? _for pas sage apply to Id Barclay st.,N. i ?, M. L. HA s , je?lw*r Agent. . ^ ^ ?tJjvtoM t-lNK OK PACKKTHFOR tlVCR JpB#k.Pi>OL.?racket of Uie LMh Jane. The new ?p!pu L^^Llid feat sailing I'-rket Ship S7L*S lluLMKS, Berry, will sail po*nivelv on tluitd'ty, June 15th. This alnp baa s[>iendid accommoditioi.s for c^in passen gers. Serond catiin pisar.ig^rs will be arrniiiinodated in liglii and airy rooms on deck, which will be taken at steerage rniei Person about to embark for the old country, should see theie super ir accommodations before completing their at^ nuxemeuts. Those milling to secure berths should make early implication on board foot of Pike St., or to " W. hJ T.iTAPBCOTT. ?? Sonfh at Jd door helnw Bnrloit FOR LIVERPOOL-HewLine?Hegulai Packet ,of list June.?The superior, feet sailing mcket ship, WW i.iiii hurtlien. Capt. Jolm Bnt lon, wni sail aa above, her regular day. For freight or passage, having el.efsnt and superior 'eeen modiitioni.ipplv on boinl, wfit iiw of til P. O' I# WOOOIII 'LI. h MINTURN.I7 8eu4 The packet ship HOTTINOUK.R, l(?8 tnna, Captaia Ira Bursley, will succeed the Rochetter, aad tail an her rega a* day, tUt July, ?*?*