Newspaper of The New York Herald, August 13, 1846, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 13, 1846 Page 2
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NEW ^ ORK HERALD. \r\v lurk, Thursday, Au^utl 13, 1M44). THE HERALD FOR EUROPE. AND THE WEEKLY HERALD, The Encampment of the California Regiment. We will have our regular edition of the Herald for Europe ready on Saturday next, at 1 o'clock, in time to be sent by the steamer Hibernia, which will sail from Boston on Sunday, the 16th inst. It will contain, as usual, the latest news of importance from Mexico, and from all othar part* of the world?a review of commercial, financial, and political aifairs; the Oregon documents and currosponnciiiT; tt ^lajuuu view ui uic uiiroiiig scenes in Congress, to the moment of adjournment, and will bo illustrated by an engraving representing the Encampment ol the California Volunteers on Governor's Island, in this harbor. Trice six and a quarter cent*, in wrappers. The IVttkly Herald, as hitherto, will be ready oil Saturday morning, at 8 o'clock, und will contain as much matter as the Herald for Europe, and be illustrated with the same engraving. Price sixpence. The Mexican Prare Bill.?Its defeat In the Senate?W?r to the Knife. On the 8th of August, inst , the President of the United States sent a special message to both hou? ?es of Congress, soliciting an appropriation of two millions of dollars to cover any expenditure that * might be nccessary to make, in advance, for the purpose of settling tho war with Mexico, and adjusting a boundary between the two countries, which should prove satisfactory to both. There can be no (louot that Mr. .Folk was induced to send this message by some semi-official understanding with Mexico to settle the war, and that he was inclined to believe, that some arrangement could be made that would be acceptable to the United States, without dishonor, and the war brought to a close. We will suppose so, at any rate. After some little debate in the House of Representatives, a bill passed that body, appropriating the sum required by the President for the purposes specified in his message, which was to be accounted for like other expenditures of the government. The bill was thsn sent to the Senate for their I concurrence, but died from suffocation. It was taken up in that body, by a vote of 20 to 11, and would have been passed, but for the extraordinary and mysterious conduct of Mr. Senator Davis, ol Massachusetts. After the bill had been read, this gentleman, unfortunately, was entitled to the floor, which he maintained till twelve o'cleck, the hourol adjournment. He was repeatedly appealed to to give way, by Mr. Senator Lewis, that that Senator might introduce a resolution prolonging the session for an hour or tw? . but Mr. Davis was inexorable, and continued talking to the last moment of the session, for the purpose of defeating the bill. In this he succeeded, but 'at a heavy cost to himself.? He has assumed a responsibility that we do i not envy him in possessing. He has taken tho power of settling the war out of the hands of the President, who is thus apparently deprived of the power of achieving a peace with Mexico if it requires the expenditure of two millions of dollars for the purpose. If the sum asked by the President was to be closed under the head of secret service money and expended as such, without receipts or vouchers being required, it might perhaps have excited suspicion,and might, with a very small show of reason, be denied. But the President wanted it for no such purpose. He wanted it for bringing about a peace, adjusting permanent boundaries between the two countries, and covering other expenses incidental to these purposes, to be accounted for as regular disbursements. When we consider that this war has been opposed by what is called the peace party, we are at a loss to know the motives which actuated Mr. Davis in the mysterious and extraordinary course lie thought proper to pursue on this question. He is one of the most prominent of that party from New England, and has condemned tho administration for its conduct, since the time the American army crossed the Rio Grande till the present time, and at the very moment when he probably, or in his own opinion, had it in his p>ower to briiij; the war to a close and conclude a peace alike honorable to the executive and to the country, he takes upon himself the onus of defeating the measure that was proposed for the purpose,and assume tho responsibility of prolonging the war. Inconsistency like this ill becomes the representative of the peace party, and savors more of the politician than of the patriot. We regret very much that this measure has fallen through, and particularly in the manner it did, as its failure takes the responsibility of the war from where it properly belongs,and prevents the President, in a measure, from entering into the pacific negotiations that might and might not have terminated in peace and the establishment of a boundary that would have satisfied anil pleased the American people. Its failure wil' make it incumbent on the President to proso cute the war with more vigor than ever, the result of which will be that a vast amount of blood and treasure may yet be wasted, that would probably have been saved, if the appropriation had passed. We have noihing to do with the motives that actuated Mr. Davis, and we know nothing of them. It is sufficient for us to know that he threw obstacles in the way of peace; and if it should come to light at any future time, that his action on the bill and his extraordinary conduct in defeating it. bv talking against time, to the very moment of adjournment, caused an unnecessary prolongation of the war, and the consequent shedding of more blood, the responsibility will be laid at his door, where it would, m such case, rightfully belong. We are perhaps charitable enough to think that Mr. Davis was not actuated by any political motives. If the President were successful in bringing our difficulties to a close, on terms satisfactory to the people, it would probably make him more popular than ever, and would be likely to ensure his re-election to the Presidency in 1848, should he be a candidate. We cannot suppose for a moment that Mr. Dnvis contemplated to embarrass the administration by depriving the President of concluding a peace, in the course he adopted, in the hope that some reverses might occur that would entail disgrace on the administration, and thus secure the re-election of the whig candidate. We are charitable enough to admit as our belief that Mr. Davis was not actuated by such motives, but we very much regret that he thought proper to adopt the course he took on this bill, and hope for his sake, and for that of civilization and tho cause of humanity, that it will not be followed by any of the fatal consequences we have mentioned, or prolong the war one hour beyond the ume it would otherwise have bee? settled. But the war must now be prosecuted with vigor. If the bombardment of San Juan d'Ulloa wih not achieve a peace, the two divisions of (renerals Taylor and Wool must unite, and march forward to the city ol Mexico. There is now no time for parley. Onward! old Rough and Ready, onward ! Thk Ocean Race.?The steamer Cambria, from Boston for Liverpool, remained only two hours at Halifax. It will be recollected that she sailed from Bortou on the same day that the Great Britain left Out port. The Defence or On. Gai.ves.?-In accordance I with our usual plan of giving ?arly ant^ ?xcluaive I information to the public, we despatched one of our corps ot reporters to Norfolk, to attend the examination ol the veteran Gaines. The reading public of our city has thus bean able, through eur menus alone, to have an accurate and graphic account of all the evidence in the case, for no other paper out of Norfolk has had a reporter present, anU tbe Norfolk papers themselves fall far short ol us in Riving the details connaoted with the case. j The closing defence of the gallant old soldier will be found in our columns to-day, and for various reasons, it is an interesting and important document. With one exception Gen. Gaines is the oldest officer in years and rank in the military service of the United States, and has in no way deviated from his proper line of duty by mixing himself up with political intrigues. More experienced in the habits and duties of military practice than any other member of the army, the opinions express ed in his speech are worthy of perusal and study by every man whose heart beats with the natural impulses of amor patria. He expresses himself frankly, fearlessly and independently, as the hero of ranny battles should do?not defending himself, but his principles and the rights of his station. Those who heard him think that his defence was most able. We feel that the decision of the Court of Inquiry will be in accordance with justice. It is supposed that it will be a complete approval of the necessity of his acts and the purity of his intention*, acquitting him of all the charges pre- j ferred against him. Acrs ok Congress.?We give, on the outside of this clay's paper, the titles of the different acts and bills passed by the late (thank heaven, not present) Congress, during their session of over eight j months. It is interesting, not onty for the information convoyed, but as being filled with some curious contrasts strikingly democratic. Side by side with a war or tariff bill, interest- ; ing millions of human beings, we see an act for the relief John Smith, or some other solitary per on, unknown to fame or the public ; and the va rious giadatisns of interest run up from the affairs of an individual to the convulsions of nations ? > During the time that Congress has been in session we have daily averaged five columns of matter from Washington, amounting in all to over twelve hundred columns of our paper; and now having pnssed the whole through the sieve of discretion, and subjected the balance to the pressure of fact, all that remains are two or three columns of sterling fact and importance. The doings of Congress never give more than a grain of gold to a mountain of sand. The nation, however, is thankful for small favors. Mkmhers of Conoekm?Distinguished Arrivals.?The closing of Congress has caused the tide of arrivals to set in rapidly towards our city, of those whom the nation " delight to honor." The Hon. Mr. Dickinson was in town yesterday; and among others, Gen. Cass is expected to arrive at Howard's famous Hotel to-day or tomorrow, and of course will be waited upon by numbers of our citizens, not only by those who honestly desire to pay their respects to a distinguished man, but by others, who from curiosity, wish to see one who so narrowly escaped the Pre- I idential chair at the late Baltimore Convention. ! We hope that the General will meet with anhospi- | tality from the New York people honorable to him and to themselves. The Hon. Daniel Webster will also soon be amongst us. Our city, for a few days, will be well sprinkled with the representative talent of the nation, by the return of its possessors to their homes, or to the joys of Saratoga and Niagara. Eight months work and eight months pay will render many of them eager and abla to rest awhile. They are to meet again in December. Hon. Louis McLane.?We are glad to hear that the merchants of this city are making arrangements to express, in an appropriate manner, the high sense which they entertain of the value and importance of Mr. McLane's exertions in bring mg lite uregon question to a settlement,ana maintaining the peace of the world. The arrangements will be on a splendid scale, and well worthy of the merchant princes of the metropolis of America. Distinguished Congressional, Arrivals.? Among the arrivals at the Astor House yesterday, were the Hon. Daniel Webster, W. Woodworth, and other distinguished Senators from Washington. A considerable number also arrived at Howard's Hotel, including the Honorable Messrs. Moulton, King, Williams, ftautelle, Anderson, Dickinson, McClelland, Jtc. Affairs in Jamaica.?By an arrival at Baltimore we are in possession of full files of the Kingston Oazette to the 1st ult. Elaborate and uninteresting debates upon church policies, the efficacy of the Cooley system, and long arguments upon various hypothesis,fill its columns. There is, therefore, no space left for news that would interest any portion of our community. Value or Emigration.?Nearly five hundred steerage passengers arrived here on Tuesday, in the Queen of the West, from Liverpool. Of these, one hundred and sixty were Prussians, cn route to Ohio and Illinois, to settle. These emigrants, who bring gold with them for the purchase of land at the Far West, are worth almost their weight in gold to a new country. Intelligence of ali. Sorts.?We are compelled, by the pressure upon our columns, to leave out several very interesting letters from Europe, from the Gulf squadron, the army of invasion, the watering places, Arc. Arc. We are also constrained to leave out the remainder of the Oregon correspondence till to-morrow or next day. W* Acknowledge the Corn.?The Boston Courier, of yesterday, gives the following paragraph, which we pass over to Capt. Matthews: The New York Herald brags that an extra passenger was born on board the (treat Western on her last passage, and think* this a favorable omen for the New York line of steamers, threatening to have twin* the next time, if the Cunard line cannot be beaten otherwise The Herald hna probably forgotten that twini have already been born on board one of the Boiton steamers, and were chriitennd with the name of " Cambria." We don't give up yet. City Intelligence. Thk Krnxaai. or W?t. M. Paicx, Kaq?The laat tribute of respect waa paid yesterday, to that unfortunate man, William M. Price. Eaq. The funeral took place at (our o'clock yesterday afternoon, and the body was borne to the grave in the presence of aome of hii old and tioiom friends. We observed ni pall beareri, Samuel Swartwout, Jomei R. Whiting, Frederick A. I allmadge, Alexander Watson, Mr. Phenix, Henry Vandervoort, and a number of other frienda, following, all ('^"reDtiy deeply affected with the solemn ceremony. 1 he body was deposited In the family vault at 8t. Mark's Church. CALiroawu Vou 5Tr.ras.-The new regiment ol California volunteers, composing six companies of mounted ! Oenenil's'andfoM.*" F?lU W the ! <? -*? <>' owo?D?-ihe officers of the lit and Jd Regimenta of the U. 8. V olunteers of N?w York and dtiicns of the city, intend to preaent sword and enaulettes to Cant E 8 Hawkins and a iword to Lieot C K Morrla, to-day at 3 P. M. in Caatle Garden Speeches will be delivered by Ogden Hoffman and Hon Wig B Maclay. We are ?ure (hat this notice will be sufficient to draw the Hilt ol our city together. Literary Intelligence. The sevety-seventh annual Commencement of Brown University will be celebrated on Wednesday, the Id day ot Seji'ember enduing in the First Baptist meeting house, Providance. Wa have underitood, we think from good authority, that E a-Governor 8lade ha* been offered the Presidency of the Oberlin Institute, at Oberlin, Ohio, and that he haa consented to accept it. The annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa Society will be helden in the I'mversity chapel, at Cambridge, on Thuraday, August 'J7th, at 9 o'clock, A. M. The annual oration m ill tie delivered by Charles Sumner, Ee<j., of Boston, and the |>oen by the Kev. James K. Clarke, of Boston 1 Tha Vtea Piesideut af the United mates i* now on ; *iatt to the Warranto* Bfringa, Vlrflart, with hii family. J 11 tlan?, Election for County Officers.?As the day for holding the primary election for county officers draw* near, the subject daily becomes one of more.general conversation and speculation, as regards the selection of suitable persons for the offices of sheriff, coroner and county clerk. The following named gentlemen, we understand,have presented their names as candidates, to the favor able consideration oi lOeir democratic menus, viz :? For Sheriff.? J V. Weatanrelt, lata aiaiitant alderman of the 10th ward. For Coron.r ? Dr. Wm. 8. Tompkins, the present physician of the city priaon. For County Cltrk.'-Jamaa Conner, Esq., the present incumbent. ttrvini raox roith Carolina. 1146 , , 1M4 . ar?h?,. W Shenard. D. Clatl Polk. 7 Counties before...44 ? ? 95 Cumberland 21 ? ? M Sampaou ? IN ? 345 Wake ? 41 - 330 Wayuc ? 63* ? 657 Moore MO ? 40 ? Halifax 101 ? 1* ? Guilford 1437 ? 1615 ? Hertford 160 ? 56 ? Bertie, (part) 141 ? 36 ? Chewan " 170 ? 139 ? ( well ? 706 ? MO Peraon ? 124 ? J76 >162 1697 2012 3101 1697 2011 Whig majority... 465 Dem. naj... .10*9 465 Whig gun in If Couotie*. 1554 There arc 74 Conntiea in the fkate. BETUINf rBOM INDIANA. * , 1646 , 1*14 Ctuntin. Mar thai I W. tVhilcomk, D. Clap. Polk. 29 Countiea 2*32 ? 1916 ? Cata 120 maj ? 97 ? Palaaki ? 31 ? ? Miami 30 ? J2 ? Carroll ? 150 ? 2il Harriaon 137 ? 106 ? Orange ? 302 ? 329 Dariea 1M ? 43 ? Crawford ? I 65 ? Vanderburgh 14 ? 119 ? Warrick ? 511 ? 4M Hpencer 23 ? M ? Ripjoy MO ? 152 ? Shelby ? 140 ? 235 Jackaon ? 230 ? 3tt Parke ? 33 4( ? Total in 44 Co'*..,.3652 13M MM 1664 13M 1664 Whi( maj 2154 1624 Whif gain unee 1*44 1230 rne Cincinnati unronicie iwmgj gives_ rewrna irum 40 coanties in Indiana, ihowine whig rain of 1U54 on the Governor's vote, compared with the last Presidential election. On the other hand, the Indianopolit Journal, (dem.) give* returni from 47 counties, which (how a whig (tain of only 437. In the Legislature the whist have gained 13 and lost 1. In the Senate there is a whig losa of one thus far. There are 00 counties in this State. WISCONSIN. The returns show that the democrats have carried the State by large majorities. Will county gives 400 democratic majority. Lee " " 100 " " McIIenry " " 140 " " Du Page " " 360 " " Rock Fsl'd" " 60 " " KENTUCKY. The elections are not of much interest, being entirely for the State Legislature and town officers. The whigs hold their usual majorities. MISSOURI. The native ticket is successful in St. Louis city and county. Oen. Wilburn is probably elected to Congress. BlnalcsU Intelligence. We announced the other day, that Signor Zani de Fe ranti, the intimate friend of the celebrated violinist, Camillo Sivori, had arrived in the Oieat Western; he is at the Astor House. Some thiak there is a little mystery abont his visit to this country. Let us see This gentleman is guitar player to H. M. the King ef the Belgians; and, to use the words of the London Morning Pott, he is " without dispute the first guitarist in Europe." Besides, as a literary man, his poems and his new commentary upon the first cantos of the divine comedy of Dante, Alighieri, place Signor de Ferranti so high that the press of F.urope affirm, at this moment, that he perhaps stands at the head of the lyric poets of his country; and of his last work, the papers speak with the greatest enthusiasm. Of this the Pott says:? " This work will meet with the most enthusiastic success, from the acuteness and erudition the new commentator has displayed in the proposition and defence of several new readings, as also in the interpretation of many of the most difficult passages. To these merits we may add the charms of a lively, picturesque and attractive style, which must place this book in the hands of every amateur of the chef d'auere of the immortal Ghibolline." It may be understood by this, that Signor Zani de Ferranti is neither a vulgar agent, as some persons would believe, nor a dealer in puff's, as others would, perhaps, have it appear. Both the quality and the talent of this gentleman remove him above all sorts of ridiculous charlatanism. The only reason of his visiting the United States some weeks before Sivori, is that that ortitte is overrun with an immense number of engagements in Europe, and he himself cannot, therefore, leave. His stay in this country will be short; and in order that none of his time should be lost, Signor de Feranti arrives somewhat in advance. This is all the mystery of the affair. New Yoaa Sacred Music Society.?The members of this Society have completed their arrangements for an excursion to New Haven on the 18th inat The Society, and such friends as choose to join them, will leave here at noon, and after the performance of the grand oratorio ...v.? would with to enjoy a mod delightful trip to the City of Lima, at a (mall expenae, will find here aD excellent opportunity. For particular* we refer our reader* to the Society 'a advertisement of to day. Theatrical. Bowery Theatre.?The new drama of " llobokea" was repeated lait evening to a lurge audience, and waa followed by the drama of the " Dumb Girl/' and the farce of "Perfection." The thtatric%l public will be gra tilled to hear that the management haa aucceeded la ae> curing the aervicea of that aterling and popular actor John R. Scott, for a limited engagement previoua to hia departure for Kngland. He will appear thia evening in hia favorite character cf Richelieu, in the play of fiat name. The eveniug'a entertainment* will conclude with the pantomime drama of the " Cherokee Chief, or the Dog of the Wreck." We may naturally expect a tremendouily large house Greenwich Theatre ?The very reapectable house present at thia delightful theatre laat night teatified their pleasure by loud and frequent applauae ; and the manager muat have been encouraged in hi* enterpriting career. Mr. Freer ha*, with hi* usual diircgard of expenie, secured the celebrated Acrebat Family, whoie Eerformance*, blending the graceful and wonderful, have een pronounced as equalling those of the Bedouin Araba The evening will commence with the nautical drama of " True Blue," Mr. Freer taking the part of the tar ; after which, the Acrobat Family will exhibit their wonderful feat* ; the whole to conclude with the beautiful drama of the 11 Wanilarinir ltnva " In wtilnh Ihn >!* ?. inn Mil* Crauford sustains the character of Paul. A full homo we are confident will greet the exertion* of the manager. Castle Gabdk*.? It ii delightfully refreshing to (troll into this charming place of reiort, and spend an hour or ; two during thi* pleasant season. The cooling breeze, redolent ef ocean freshness, can be breathed with delight , on the spacious promenades ; while excellent music and ' superior refreshments gratify the tastes. To-day crowds will undoubtedly assemble to witness the premutation of the swords to Capt. Hawkins and Lieutenant Morris. The evening will also invite the public by unusual attraction^ Ratmoid It Wjamu't MntcKiir.?This company is doing an immense business. They were verv successful at Canandaigua, Lima and Genesee, on the 10th, llth and 13th instant. They will exhibit this e>ening at Scottsville, 14th and 18th at Rochester, 17th at Bergen, I nth at Rrockport, and 19th at Batavia. Superior Court. Before Judge Vanderpoel. In Re, Dr BrandrrtK.? Yesterday an application was made by Gen. Sandford, on the part of the Doctor, to set aside a judgment obtained against the firm of Reed It Percy, under the following circumstances. It appears that some time ago Reed It Percy executed a mortgage of their property to Dr. Brandreth in consideration of fdOOO. Some time after an application was made to the Doc tor to cancel the mortgage, and in its stead to take a judgment. He consented on condition that the judgment should be the first lien on the property, to whicn they agreed. The mortgage was accordingly cancelled, but before the Doctor's judgment was perfected. Read It Percy confessed another judgment to some ef their creditors, which took precedence of the Doctor's, and the latter now comes in to set it aside, on the ground of fraud and misrepresentation The implication was opposed on the part of the creditors by Mr. Smith, who contended that the consideration f[iven by the Doctor for the mortgage, was both frauduent and usurious. The case it still under advisement Nkw Minist*r to Russia.?Among the ap pointments made by (he 1'retiUeni, nnu connrmeu by the Senate on Saturday laat. ia that of the Hon. Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll, of Connecticut, to be Miniater to Ruaaia. Kor iome yean paat, Mr. Ingersoll hai reluaeil all public employment, and devoted himaelf, with great aaaiduity, to the profession of which ha it an ornament. At un aarly period of hia life he engaged actively in public Hairs, and wai at on* period Speaker of the llou*e of Representatives in the Legislature of Connecticut In ; lftJA he waa elected to Congresa, and took hia saat in the House with the President, with whom he waa associated during ? portion of hia congressional career, aaona of the ( ommittee of Ways and Mean*. Ha waa continususly re elected until he declined, about twelve years aince, ?,nK 'candidate , and haa aince refuaed accepting any offlce, though at no moment haa ha lost hia intereat in political affairs ||e haa frequently bean a member of the democratic Bute conventions in Connecticut,and preI _ **r T ^eliheretioes ; and waa a member o( the [ Baltimore coQvent*>a ia 1844? (Jnion J HI i . jPollet IntelUcfiisf. | Ava. 1 i?TdWut' Cart of No " Out "?A Mr. George King, on* of th? firm of Holt It Co , extenaive flour meri chauta, No. 2S0 Front itreet, ?u " diacovered" on Tueaday last to b? found amongst the " miaaing." taking with ! him the neat little aum of $3A.000, by drawing the money from the bank*, collecting billa, and borrowing varloua auma on the emit of the house, all of which he haa decamped with, iMving hia partners to whiatle for hia return. It waa aoppoaed, and whiapered around yeaterday, that Mr. King hftu gone to aome watering place, for the beneflt of hia haalth. Juvenile 'Th? dwelling homo No. 69 Ham! nond atrMt. dceuuiad hv \lr. Valentine Kirbv. wu bar. 1 glariously catered yesterday by three boy , between the ages of 13 and 1ft yean. The family, it appear*, are able nt in the country. The amount of property stolen U not yet ascertained, batthe,young rascali bare wantonly disfigured the furniture, loued the carpeti, cut the itair rodi, and otherwiae turned the house upiide down ? They were seen in one of the upper rooms, by lady oppoaite, to 0|>en the window, and about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, the saw them leave the premise* through the front area, and over the railing. No alarm wai given by thia lady until near 9 o'clock in the eveniug. No arreit. jit tempt to Paso Bad Money.?A man called Kdward M'Oovern, waa arreated by officer Canaster of the 19th ward, charged with attempting to paaa spurious money. Locked up for examination. Hall "nuf Caught?A notorioui hall thief, called Charles Hendricks, waa detected laat night in the entry of the dwelling houie occupied by Mr. George Brooks, No. 346 Greenwich atreet, while in the act of carrying off coat, valued at $16. Mr. Brook* seized the "aneak" t>y the neck and conducted him to the Station House. Juitioe Drinker committed the icoundrel for trial. Charge of Grand Larceny.?A Jew by the name of Lewi* Golditone wai arretted yesterday by offlceri Welsh and Burley, of the Lower Police, ou a charge of tealing $100 in ailver coin, belonging to another Jew called Jacob lirael, residing at 9 Battery place. The accuied declared that he was a partner of Israel, and had a right to take the money. This story, however.Mr.Israo 1 most (trongly denied?tne accused was committed for trial by Justice Drinker. ji Strange affair.?It appear* that on Monday after noon a sail ooat wm mreu dv nine colored hoy* from the loot of Spiing street, North River, for the purpose of going fikhing, and while tailing in the stream oft" the Battery the boat became unmanagable and the sail of the boat got foul of the bowsprit of a brig, which upset the ' boat and tumbled all the boys into the river; the major i pert of them were rescued from the water by the hands ; of the brig; two of them got on the bottom of the floating boat and were carried some two miles down the river i before taken oft" by some hands from a schooner. The names of the boys saved were,' George Jones, James Burly, William Wilson, Bill Williams, William Van | I'elt, George Corsin, Charles Lent, and Peter Davenoir, and the boy John Gardner,about seventeen yeara of age, was drowned and the body cannot be found; consequently tue father of the lost bov, residing at 26 John street, not believing the story or the other boys, and fearful that some foul play has been resorted to, applied to Justice Drinker ta hare all these boys arrested lor the purpose of investigation; consequently a warrant was issuod lor their arrest "Touched" on tire Five Poind.?Officer Gardner, of the Sixth ward, arrested yesterday, a young Irish girl, by the name of Margaret Costello, on the cnarge of rob bing a man by the name of Thomas Lemur, residing at No. 171 Ninth street, of $100 in gold, while in a den kept by Charley Moon, at No. 161 Anthony street. It seems this man had in a belt around his waist $165 in gold, and while laying drunk on a bed, $100 was extracted from the belt, leaving ouly the $66 behind. The above officer likewise arrested the prisoner's lever, called Jim Kerrigan, on suspicion of being an accomplice. Petit Larceny.?Mary Hodge rs was arrested yesterday ; for stealing a shawl, veil, and two shirts, belonging to Kufus Garlick. She was arrested by officer Coslin, of the 7th ward?locked up by Justice Taylor. Catharine Davis was brought in by officer Goulding, of the 6th ward, charged with stealing a silver watch, belonging to William Brush. Locked up. Jlrreit of a Convict ? Officer Canaster, of the 18th ward, arrested an escaped convict lrom Blackwell's Island yesterday, by the name of Ned McGowan. Justice,Taylor sent him back to his old quarters. .Disorderly House. ?Officer F. Smith, of the Fifth ward, arretted yesterdav that notorious old " toucher" Moll Saunders, charged with keeping a vile "crib" at No. 60 Antheny street, the common resort for " panel" thieves, and general rendezvous fer " cross" people, both blacks and whites, of both sexes. It being a complete nuisance to the neighborhood, and ought to have been broken up months ago ; and if ever brought before the Court of Sessions, there is no doubt but what the court will do ! justice in this matter, by getting rid of one pest to this community, by sending her up lor one year. Justice 1 Drinker held her to bail in the sum of $300, to answer at court. Court of Ucncnl St*?loni< Before Recorder Saott, and Aldermen Benson and Purier. John McKeon. Kiq., District Attorney. August li.?Sentencei.?At the opening of Court tbi* morning, sentences were passed in the following cases, viz: Michael McCabe. (late of Baltimore,) tried at the last term of this Court for obtaining goods by fraudulent representations, from several merchants in this city, and iound guilty, was first placed at the bar and sentenced to be imprisoned in the State prison for the term of two years. George Simmons, convicted by confession, of a grand larceny, in having stolen $JOOO belonging to his em| loyer, Henry Cardoza, of No. 13 Chatham street, on the 19th of Juno last, was next placed at the bar and sentenced to be imprisoned in the State prison for the term of two years. Abraham Lyons,convicted a few days ago, of having been concerned with George Simmons (as an accessory before the fact) in stealing the property ($2000) from Mr. Henry Cardoza, was thencallea to the bar and sent to the State prison for the term of two years and eight months. ? Thomas Garwin, found guilty of a burglary in the 3d degree, was next consigned to the State prison for the term of two years, Trial for receiving Stolen Ooodi.?An aged person, named Augustus Webber, waa then placed at the bar for trial, on a charge of purchasing from two colored individuals a number of silver spoons, at the same time knowing them to have been stolen. On the part of the prosecution it was given in evidence that officer Mansfield, on or about the 2Jd of July last, arrested two colored young men on a charge of stealing some Mlver spoons from the houso of a Mr. Vanderhoff, in the 17th ward ; that the parties arrested acknowledged that they stole the spoons in question and sold them to Webber, whereupon officer Mansfield and Mr. Vauderhoff proceeded at onco to the house di Webber, in Pearl street, for the puipose of identifying and recovering the stolen property, it possible ; that on entering the store of Webber (a watchmaker) and asking for the spoons, a female, (the roputed wife of Webber.) prevented the offi cer from inspecting the stock of silver oil hand, and while the latter went to the Tombs to procure a search warrant, Mr*. W. was observed to take something out of rear door aud throw it down the sink, which on the return of the officer was examinod, the bundle consisting of a child's apron containing five bars of silver, weighing a little more than seven pounds. A number of silver spoons, which appeared as though marks had been erased, were also found about the premises of Webber. It was further shown that Webber Had been long suspected of being an old receiver of stolen property. For the accused, who was defended by Messrs. Phenix and Bryau, several witnesses were called to show that the bars ot silver had long been in the possession of the accused, and that his general character was good. It was also contended by Ins counsel that the statements of the , thieves to the officer, in relation to selling the spoons to the accused,could not be admitted in evidence. The caso was summed up by Mr. Bryan fur the prisoner, and the District Attorney for the people. The Recorder delivered a brief charge to the jury, who without leaving their seats acquitted the prisoner. The Court adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning Army Intelligence. We hear from New Orleans that it was exceedingly difficult to keep down the spirit of insubordination among the volunteers under Cel. Hardin. This was manifested to some extent on board the Hannibal, but was still more apparent when they were about to be shipped for the point of destination. One steamer and tnree or four small transport schooners were appointed to receive them. Lots were drawn, and it fell to the Chicago company, under the command of Captain Mower, to go on board a very small transport vessel. To this the Captaia and all his company demurred. They were called out, paraded, and hemade a speech to them. They determined then to march to town, and thence to proceed home. At this juncture, Cel. Hardin appeared with four companies of men. The mutineers were ordered on board, and put there, and the Car>tain nlaced under arrest. Thia prompt movement put an end to any further attempt at insubordination?St Louii Republican, Jlug. 5. At a meeting of Company O of United Statoi Volun teen, Ca|>t. Van O'l.indu. A. Karnsworth was elected Second Lieutenant in place of F.dward Oilbert, resigned. T. 8. Oillet, Kourth Corporal, in place of John Day, resigned ; and William M Graves and M. llaidinier in placa of William Uraw and Mr. Van Antwerp, resigned. The resigned otHcers are All in Capt. Fiiabee'a company, under Col Stavenaon.?Albany Jlrgut. Captain May has been nominated by the TVeaident and couflrmed by the Senate?flrat, ns Brevet Major of Dragoona, for hia aervicea in the battlo of the 8lh of May ; and aecondly.aa Brevet Lieutenant Colonel of Dragoons, for his aervicea in the battle ol the 9th. Naval Intelligence. Cutter Crawford.?Thia beautiful littla erafl wa* yesterday brought to the yard at the Marine Railway, in order to complete hor equipment. Since the time (hat ahe was brought to thia port from Savannah, the Crawlord haa been thoroughly overhauled, new decked and coppeied. at a comparatively small cost, when compared with the benefit accruing to the Depaitment. The personal auperintendenca other captain, Robert Day, and of the other ofllcera attached to the vessel, haa contributed moat efficiently to produce thia raault. Cotter Srcnata.?This veaael now liaa at the yard of Meson Rainey, Neafle k Co., at which place we learn that the necaasary repaira to her boiler are to be made, together with auch other improvement* aa may be deemed aoviaabla. Ai we have no revenue cutter on the Delaware station, we moat aincerely trust that when ready, either the Crawford or the Spencer may be allowed to remain with ua, although we hope that there may not be the same occasion for their aervicea aa waa the case laat winter with the cutter Forward ; atill it ia wall that the meana of assistance to our commerce should ever bo at hand. SLoor or War 0*r? a!stow??.?Thia vessel, so long delayed on the stocks at the Navv Yard at Southwaik, for lack of the means of finishing her is, we are glad to see, so far advanced as to he cradled on the ways ready for being launched ; which event wa hop? may not he delayed ny the countermand of the Secretarj of the Navy on the morning destined, as was the case some time since Willi llltJ lllgliv iVfliumi, I'UIII mx 1MU hiiv J Ml u. TTnroi anxious that ro beautiful a (hip, and one io creditable a* ipecimen of what can be done at our own navy yard, may be noon ordered to ?ea. If our judgment in theae mattera i? worthy of being had, we confidently predict that in tue Oermantown, her naval c.onatructer, John Lenthall, hat produced a vowel that, wherever the may ?o, will be found one of the very faiteat of her claa* ? 'Aiia. V. 5. Gmrttr, Aug. 13. The U. f. ( oait Surveying achr Ph<*nix, Lieut. Com'g ; C. T Tatterion, W) dayi Irom Mobile, arrived here ye?Utday, and anchored off the Natal Hoapitai ? N*rf*ik | Bmton. Uttf U. j ) t \ I porting lnUlIlftBM. I Athlkti* Spo?ti?Nlr John Sheridan, of 3o*ten, the | celebrated profeuor of gymna*tic?, inland* affording to the citizens of New York an exhibition of Eng.iah (port* itldsm witneiaed in oar city. The Centrerille Courie ha* been engaged, and numerou* prize* will bo olTeied to all thoae who choose to Join in the different manly exercue* proposed by Mr. Sheridan. We will refer to thi* ubject again. Movement* of Traveller*. The following catalogue of anivala for the la*t two day*, exhibit* an unusual increaae. occaaioned by the , great influx ot several member* of both hou*e* of the Legislature. The following ia luminary for the re- , ipective hotels:? Amcbicar?J. French. Sing fling; H. Margant, Char leiton; C. Field, Philadelphia; J. Thompson, do; W Her man. Penniylvania; M Eames, Waihington; J. Rock- I well. Connecticut; T. Caater, United State* Army; RevS. Elliott, South Carolina; J. Heyt, UlinoU; S. Carty, Do laware; C. Angler, United State* Army; J. Smith, Washington; Or. Cahill, Virginia; Mnjor Din, United StatetArmy; W Harriion, Philadelphia; G Karnmn, New Orlean*; L. Je**up, ( harlentoo; Mr. Ingerioll. Phil* ; J. William*, Phila.; W. Hough, CaztDovia; Mr. Arcnar, Va.-, S. Cadiz, Mobile; It. Ycadon, Chaileatou, P.Rom*on;Texa*; E. Pendleton, Va. Aitor?J. Hovt. Dan*>urv: J AnJcnan Marvin nil D. Robinson, Hartlord; J. Morgan, 'lo; H. Welsh, Philadelphia; J. Jenkini, Vienna; R Lenuon, Baltimore; George ? Crockett, Boston; J. Dana. <lo: J Lynch, New Orleans; J. Barry. Baltimore; E Ewiuff, Nashville; J. Ron, U. 8. Army; W. Mosely, Buffalo; M. Habhert, Connecticut; J.Latham, Boston; G. Evans, Maine; W. Chaffen, Charleston; W. Eaton, Boston: Mr. Temple, Albany; T. Frothinzham, Boiton; H . Griswold, Kentucky; C. Warren, Virginia; H. Warren, Boston; W. Walker, Lower Cnada; 11. Ureer, Connecticut; H. Mansfield, SmithfitlU; G. Smith, Baltimore; A. Holbrook, New Orleans; W. Bennett, do; H. Lane, Phila.; Nathan Sergeant, do.; 8. Rupeley, New Bedford; Hon. Daniel Webster, Boston; B. P. Grimes, Arkansas; H. Nye, Conn ; Hon. W. Woodworth, Hyde Park. Cir*?F.Hearth,Troy; A. Burk, Philadelphia; J. Mulford, do; T. Stewart, do; N. Bunn, do; H. Miller, Bavan nab, W. Belknap. Newbtirg; L. Chittenden, Vermont; C. Starr, Poughkeepsie; E Bent, Loaisville; J. Bodon. Philadelphia; w. Jenkins,8chenectady;F. Buckley, Ohio; J. Rea, Baltimore; D. Nesbitt, Virginia; J. McFarland, do; R. Raid, Ohio; H- Torr, Phila.; L. Williamson, Tennessee; E. Skinner, Richmond; T. Wallace, Phila ; J. M. Uvache, Vermont; N Canteas, Havanna, A. Whitney, Phila ; R. George. Phila.; F. Richardson, Phila.; C.Topnan, Phila.; M. Mill*, do ; J. Cole, Baltimore; G. Danfort, Rochester; M. Carter, Havana; D. Paul, V?.; W. Hawkins, Illinois. Franklin?J. Rockwell, Pittsfield; A. St John, New Jersey; G. Tappan, Genesee co; C. Wh&llcy, St. Louis; W. May, Connecticut; Colonel Bloster, Bridgeport; J. Benedict, Galveston; W. Girard, Tennessee; J. Catlin, ' Troy; H. Clarke, New Havon; W.Ford, Kingston, Cm- 1 nada; H. Durie, Indiana: B. Lo nard, Rome; G. Bragton, Indiana; H. Blackpool, Fairb i.ven; A. Vinton, do: E. Smith, Michigan; H. Seymo ir, Georgia, R. Taylor, do; D. Solomon, Newburgh; J. Logan, nttsburg; E. Adams, Massachusetts; W. Philln s, Ohio; N. Flagg, Quincy; T. O'Brien, South Carolina; E. Townsend, Chicago; J. O'Neill. South Carolina j C. Hallo well, Phila.; J. Wood, N. O.; C. Lamb, N. C j J. Miles, Norfolk; W. Sparrow, Alexandria; A. Blair, Mobile; G. Pratt, Conn. Howard?H. Hastings, Albany; Hon. J. Crate, Maine; Hon. M. Moulton, Manchester, N.H ; Hon. P. King, Ogdensburg; W. Martin, New Orleans; G. Appol.l, Baltimore; Hon. E Holmes, Brock port; Hon. H.Williams, Maine; Hon. C. Sautelle, do; E. Halman, Vermont; Hon. A. Smith, B tavia; J. D. Cummins, Philadelphia; F. Bachus, Charleston; C. Phelps, Vermont; Hon. J. Brinck- j erhofl', Ohio; I. Irwin, do; Hon. J.Wheaton, Washington; j Hon. J 11 Anderson, do; J. Steenberger, Connecticut; F. j do Wolfe, Rhode Island; J. Farrell, Hudson; A. McNil ty, do; M. Fleming. Virginia; N. (^uackenboss, Philadelphia: W.Gager, Cuarleston; G.Sanders, Cincinnati, M. Whaller, England; M. Somerville, do; M. lnnet, do.; Hon. M. Norris, Pittsfield, N. H.; E. Parker, St. Louis; Messrs. Barclay, Jackson, Elliott, Profit, Hunter, Soath Carolina; Mr. Robertson, Liverpool; M. May nard, do.; Hon. M. Gordon, Delhi; Hon. C. Benton, Mohawk; Hon. D. S. Dickinson, Binghampton; Hon. R. McClelland, Mick.; Hon. C. Nevin, Montreal; Hon. W. Mcllvay, Kentucky. Circuit Court?In Chambers. Before Judge Kdmouds. Hahtat Corpus.?Tuesday afternoon.?The Judge granted a writ of habeas corpus at the suit of Mr W of Poughkoepsie, directed to Mr. A. of Columbia ureet. It appeari that Mn. W. left her husband lately and came to this city, and put lierielf under the prote ction of Mr. | A. her uncle. The writ wai returned TiaMlf, and the lady and her uncle appeared before the judge, when both protested that no force or coercion wan used to detain her, whereupon the judge discharged the writ, and Mn. W. put herself tinier the protoction of her uncle again, and left the Court with him, the judge declaring he had no power beyond ascertaining that the lady wan not under duress. Stilwrll Warrant.? IKdl vs. Marcher?The plaint! 11? brought his action for the recovery of the amonnt of a promissory note, and afterwards filed an affidavit alleging that defendant conveyed, or .was about to convey, hia property, for the purpose of defrauding the plaintiff and his other creditors, upon which a Stilwell Warrant was granted, and the defendant arrested. The defendant ; made an affidavit denying all the allegations in the plam- > tiff's affidavit. The case is yet under consideration. ' State Constitutional Convention?Tuesday, August 11.?Mr. Murphy presented a memorial from Kings county, in favor of the election of the judicial . officers. Referred. A memorial was presented from Robert Townsend, jr., of New Vork, on the subject of judicial reform. Mr. Swackhamer moved that the committee of the whole on the judiciary be instructed to report a resolution that the judicial power of this 8tate bevested in one Supreme Court, una in such subordinate courts as may be authnrised by this Convention. Referred to the committee of the whole. Mr. White submitted a judicial system : 1st. That equitable relief may be administered in the* same courts in which legal remedies are enforcod, without a separate Court of Chancery. 3d. That provision be made for the enactment, within* a specified time, ol a code of procedure, by which the* distinction between common law and equity Jurisdiction, shall be abolished, and justice administered in all civil cases, in an uniform mode of pleading and practice. Sd. That the judges of the supremo or superior court of original jurisdiction, be elected by the people, in districts, for a term of years. 4th. That the county courts, or court* of common pleas, be retained or recognised in such manner as to. give them more efficiency and it?efuln*as. 4th. That the surrogate's jurisdicuon be retained and united to the county court* Referred to the committee of the whole. Mr Tarirart offered a resolution, which was adopted. calling on the aaciitant rtgUter of the Court of Chancery, ' and the clerk* of the 3d, 3U and 6th chancery circuit*, for information in relation to the tale* of infant*' real eitate, asked for by resolution of 30th June. The re*o lution of Mr. Mann, retorted by the judiciary committee,, calling for the name* ol the partie* interested in the fund* in Chancery, in January last, vii ilebated and amended. Mr. Taggart moved that the information called for be j furnished to the next legislature, instead of the Convention. Mr. Nicoll moved to commit the resolution to a committee ef three?pending which the ipecial order, the reports of the judiciary committee, were taken up.? Mr. Brown,by consent. Nuhmitted the following, as a subatitute for the 6th article of tho present Constitution : lit. For a Supreme Court, having the same power and jurisdiction in law and equity which the Supreme Court and the Court of Chancery now have, subject to such alterations as may be provided by law. -Id. Kor the separation of the State into eight judicial districts and for the appointment of four justices of the Supreme Court, for each of said judicial districts, who ihall hold their office* for the term of eight year*, and be appointed by the Governor with the coment of the Senate. ! Sd. Kor a court of appeal* to be compoied of eight judge*, lour of whom shall be elected by the elector* of the State, and four rf whom ihall be juitice* of the Supreme Court. 4th. For the election of the surrogate* by the electore of the several counties of the State who shall hold their office for the term of four years, and be compemated by ' fixed *alarie*. 5th. To prohibit all judicial officers, except juatioe* of the poaco, and Supreme Court commissioners, from tak- i ing any fee* or perquisite* of office, and for their cornnation by fixed annual *alarie*. Referred to the committee of the whole. On motion : of Mr. Shepard a resolution offered by him on the l*th of June last, recommending a system of judiciary, was re- , ferred to the same committee of the whole. The com- , mittee of the whole then proceeded to the further con- j ideration of the report of Mr. Ruggles, the queition hebeing on the 3d lection thereof as proposed to be amended by .Mr. Hunt, that " there shall be a Supreme Court i having jurisdiction in law and equity." The merit* of ; tlio several judiciary plan* before the committee, wore ! discussed under this amendment, until two o'clock? | when, without taking any question, the committee rose and the Convention took a recess. artcbnoon 8kmio??Mr. <ambreleng presented a ; plan for ajuiiciury ijftem by Mr. Taggart, a* explained hi h?? ?p??ccli ihii nuruing, and it wae ordered to he pruned, and referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the judiciary repert. Thii report was then reeumed in committee and discussed until t> o'clock, when the committee ro*e. No questiou Adjourned. ?Jlltany Jr;iu Phalon'a Magic Ilnlr Bye, a new and Invaluable discovery, warranted neither to smut nor waah off, ' being a Liquid Dye. which instantaneously changes the rot^r ' of the hair to a beautiful brown or black, without inj ir* 10 the hair or akia. The great superiority of this Dye roisi *t in the eaaymi^e of application and instantaneous effect *11 other dyea requiring Iron leu to twelve houri to piodoce any change Ita superior excellence will be apparent tu every one upon a single application. Country gentlemen can h?ve . i bottle forwarded them by eirress, by tending esali, en cloeed to E. rhalon, 61 Broadway, Judson's Hotel. Trice $ I j per bottle, with full directions for use. City gentlemen are ' invited to call at the depot and have their whiakera dyed. It j Toilet Articles, ronalatlns of the chotceat Perfumery, Denrrifices, Cosmetics, Snaving Creams. T ilat Soaps, Razors from the most approved maker*, Dreaainf I Cases contaiuing all that is neeeaeary for the toilet. h> the moat portable form, for sale by O. SAUNDER* k BON, 177 Broadway, opposite Howard's Hotel. Metal lie Tablet Rator St rop?The oldest and most approved article now in uae, having Been before the public for the laat thirty yean, can be had at the subscribers', wholesale and retail O 8AUNDERS Ik SON, 177 Broadway. A few doors above Conrtlaadt street. Plnmbe'a National IlagiHrrl-in Gallery, it.11 Broadway?In speaking of tlm I i llery ortlie abilities of Mr. riumbe. the ordinary terms of rriticiin will not apply. We <g-ee with a eotemporarv. til it t i c <11 hn gpec imens wonder tul convey hat * vague iilen <it In ir e?reUiv.ce or heaatv <<f eiecatinu We e*n only repeit.u *e hive don* before, that he II aaanredly the first of Photngnpher?, and that all who riait him, whether aa gne?(> or BMfOua, Income lot! in wonderment or enreptared with their repreaentaf ire. Navigation of tha (Htlo Hlver. Flncii TS'we. Stair of R<?? Inrinnati, July .10 deep water?falling. W!i??Ung, Tnly SO 6 ft a inahe. fitt.burj, July 37 ........... ? feet, full , umirrifl#, July '* 19 (Mtf 7 lnokM ? \ Wtdnndmj. A??ait 1??8 P. M. Stock* are all down to-day. Harlem (ell off H per cant , Norwich k Worcester V> Morria Canal l)tf; Heading K ; Lon( Island >4. The operation! were tmall. The ?tock market continue* in a very depreiied state, and price* are *ettlinf down fraction daily. We can hardly account for thia decline, unless it can be attributed to the ab*enee of a large number of operator* from the market: to the continued unaettted condition of our af- I fain with Mexico , to the rtata of financial matters. both aa regardi the government and the commercial claaaef, and the uncertainty in relation to the ope ration! of levera] of the moat important meaiure* which hare recently paaaed Congrei i. Ai loon aa the public mind become* more aettled in regard to theae queationa, we may look for a general and permanent improvement in the itock market, and until that time arrive*, price* will continue very feveriah, and fluctuate a trifle from day to day. Every thing connected with trade and commerce i* in a very healthy *tate ; there i* so real cauee for the exiiting depreuion in all kind* of bu*ine*a, and all we want ia something to give an lmpetui, lomothing to *et the wheel in motion,when evrything will go along amoothly enough There i* a great want of confidence, but we *ee no reaaon why there ihould be. The only thing likely to weigh heavily upon, and to retard our proiperity, ia the Mexican war, and even that ia not of a very alarming nature. It ia very true that the expenditure* of the government are on an extenaive *cale, but thvy are all made within ouraelvea; they are confined to our own limita, and do not therefore drain ua of any money; but, on the contrary, they give circulation to funda which would olherwriie remain idle in our banka, or be employed in promoting some ipeculative movement. We have received the following communication from the engineer of the Morrij Canal, in relation to come iron, our, ton* 14.736 9 6*0 I 14l Pin. too. 11.443 g.ICS Sheet k H ps,bdls JO.392 26,979 23 916 Indigo, cuti 912 740 7M eerooH 1,804 l.tlC 113 Lead, pir?... 114,842 191,701 131,4T? Mtlasses, hhda 43,329 49.699 44,469 !* <.601 5,151 4,449 Olive Oil, caaka 323 391 91 bis k baaketa... 38,270 19,994 7,299 rapper, bags 12.462 6,121 4,122 C,,n???o, J,?61 13,263 6,in H?o; balea . 9,007 7.379 7,459, eaaka 506 J,423 1,361 ><>*? 60,445 117.3M 66.320 ? arum. 200 947 1,990 Rica, tea.. 21,900 11,113 16,641 Hum, puncheons 954 1 279 9f7 It, bu.hals 943,054 512 962 449,794 ttalspetre. bags 3,773 I.lt5 6 213 Sugar., hhda 47,911 74,945 44,4(7 ? 406 1,519 944 bbla 7.445 13 265 4.299 hoxes 94,611 15,l?5 49,249 ~ u b*"*VVJ 19100 32,130 Tobaeco, hhda 5.487 3,156 3,542 bales and ceroont 9.464 6.199 10.466 Wines, butt, k pipe. 746 5f9 704 hhda It half-pipe* 4,789 4,299 7,494 qnartercasks... 11,004 14,297 22 391 Ind. bbli 2.447 3,015 6.3U boiea 10,179 4,744 9 9J9 Wool, bales 6,794 li.949 11.971 There hai been an increase in the importation of coffer, Halt, augurs, tobacco, and wioea, and a falling off in nearly every other article in tha liat The importation of many articles haa bo doubt been much restricted by the impression the public have for the paat three or four montha bean nnder, in relation te the tariff. The new bill reduces the duties upon most of the staple article* of Import, and tha importatien during tha paat three or four months has Ven more limited than uaual, in conseqnence of the doubt an') uncertain')- whic'i existed, up to 'he laat moment in relation, to the warehouse bilL? Hid that bill not been perfected, the importations of thoaa articles upon which tha duties under the new tariff are much leaa than under the act of 1843, would have been limited np to the day when the new act goo* into operation 1 but under that bill, the importationa will continue aa usual?but what ia not wanted for actual and immediate consumption, will go into bond, and come into the market after the I at of December next The revenue from imports from this to the first of December will, therefore, be very limited, but the receipts at the different custom houses, during the month of December, will be large. It will not he any crlte ion, however. of the ope ations of that act, as the imports of the previous live or ix months will be concentrated into one, aad the revenue received in t^*: one, or the first month, will, of course, be unusually large The business of the approaching season must be small. Many of our Jobhera have large stocks on hand, left over from last spring. The business of last spring having been more limited than anticipated, the supplies laid in for that trade were too large for the demand, and very heavy stocks have in many instances 1 ...UJ tkmrnrk Ika BlimmAr It will ha the obieC^ of til thoae being tally supplied with good* now, to work them off n rapidly u powible, for the purpoee o' reducing their atockf before similar article*, eatered under the new tariff, come into the market ; and in eonaeqnence of this, it ii very probable that a rery larff^ poitlon of the foreign manufacture*, imported between thu ami the l?t o( December, will go into bond. Lot* will Mljr N re<juira4 by otu jtbhiaf Im?**, tnm statements maue aoout mat concern a lew u?y? iuk> To the Editor or thc New Yoax Hcbald? Sir?On my return from tha Una of the Morris Canal, my attention in called to your remark* on Morri* Canal in tha "Money Article" of your paper of the 10th init. Ai a matter of justice to the stockholders of the Mo*rii Canal Company, I request you to publish in yotar " Money Article" of to-morrow morning, the following statement?to wit: The Morris Canal was opened on the 9th day of A pril last, since which time there has been a constant an*, nail supply of water on the entire length of the eanaL The main feeder for the western division is " Lake liopfatcong Reservoir," which covers 2,700 aares, and at tUe opening of canal contained 11 feet 6X inches depth of a* ailable water. On Thursday last, the 0th inst, I misasmred the water in said reservoir, and found eleven feet six inches available watei being half inch more-depth of wa*er than at the opening of canal. The main feeder for the eastern divlsioa, is " Long Pond Reservoir," which covers 2,600 acren. end which ii, now full and running over, and has been ft til the entire season thus far. Its depth of available w aw <r is fourteen feet. This canal, which you call " a mere <*liftch,"ia now throughout its whole length, of larger din tensions than the original Erie Canal of New York. /Uthough I am tha engineer of the Morris Canal, I do not subscribe ay self as such, as 1 make this statement on my?own responsibility, and from my personal knowledge o)f the above facts. W. H. TALOOTT, C. E. Jersey City, Engineer's Office, Aug. 12,11*40. This speaks for itself, and puts at rest M>e s tatsments as to the want of water, fcc. The tacts as ataUd by the en. ginrer, are worth a stack of Wall street stories. It appears that there is a movement going on, in this stock, calculated to frighten timid holders, and induoe them te ell out. Some time since, several extensive brokers in Wall street loaned a large amount of mosey to several parties, taking Morris Canal Work at ten per cent aa security. About six thousand shares were hypothecated in this way Shortly after the advance was made on this stock, the price went up to fifteen and sixteen per cent, when these brokers sold every share of the stock held as lecurity, and then turned round and hammered down prices with all their strength. They succeeded in get. ting it down to twelve per cent, where it stuck fast, whan, fearing the parties might come forward, pay the money and demand their stock, another desperate effort WW made to press down prices ; and sales have recently been made at prices bijlow that upon which the advance was made, but only to a limited extent So long as these brokers can keep prices down to that point, there will be no call for the hypothecated stock, and they hepete bear the market long enough to get back the tall complement of shares at or below present prices, when they will call in the loan and deliver the stock This will be a very handsome and profitable operation, if they euoeeed in carrying it through as it has been laid oat; but it is our impression they will find it difficult of execution, at present holders do not feel disposed to part with their stock at any thing near the current prices. We learn from an official source that the canal is doing a very handsome business. Early in the season, the weeklv reeeiuts of the Comtmnv amounted to sixtaeta hundred dollar* ; they now amount to about twenty-three hundred dollar* per week,and if there were boata enough to do the butineu offering,it ii estimated that the weekly receipt! for the remainder of the leaion would be nearly deuble what they now are. The Company require fund* for the purchaie of theae boat* and for improvement* In the inclined plain, asd there i* erery probability of loan being made for the** purpo*e*. 6heuld they *ueoeed in ?o doing, and carry out the object* in view, the canal will be one of the mo*t profitable work* of the kind in the country, and pay a handaome dividend on the coft to the preient itockholdera. The annexed table exhibit* the quantity of certain article* imported into thi* dictrict for the firit (even month* of the pact three year*. So far aa thi* table go**, it gire* a very correct idea of the movement in theie article* ; but it by no mean* include* the aggregate importation into the port: ? iMfOBT* INTO THE ToXT OF N?W YoRX. Jnn. I t? Aug. J, 1144. 1?4J. 111*. Brandy, half-pipei <.672 5 naj 4 2,117 half-cuka and bbli 2.KU J til 2 41# Coal, ton* 13,HS 15.3J1 14.4M Coco*, bagi VJ37 4,286 2,331 Cochineal, ceioooi ... M 3 is 431 Ceff?e, cask* and bbW.. IS til 310.331 ltj,#r ttt.Ht} Cotton, bale* 3J7,(? 3G2.M4 til I3? Duck, bale* 312 94 141 piece* ...... 5,1*3 2.o? M E. Ware, .-r?'e? fc ck*. 19,102 20 4*3 IT,Mi Fif?, drum. Ate 33,039 T),M7 II.Ml Oib, pipe. 1,139 1,IM I,Ml Glut, boie* 5*2 1,754 1.9M Hemp, bale* ? 3t,7tt il,IIT ton* 4,?75 III 31 Ilide*. bale* 437 403 M3 number 430,447 334.117 346,259

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