Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 21, 1846, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 21, 1846 Page 2
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'.""j ui? li"..1 ..,Linaimj? NEW YORK HERALD. N<?? York, Sui unlay, November 41, 1N40* THE WEEKLY HERALD. THE ATTACK ON AL VARA DO. &(., itc., Ate. The Wttkly Herald will be ready at tl o'clock this morning. Single copies sixpence The foreign news per steamships Great Western and Acadia?the latest news from the seat of war in Mex'eo, as well as of the operations of our navy, together with such other news as inay he received up to the hour ol publi. cation, will all be published in this number of the lYrtek'y, in addition to the regular quantity of mis cellaneous, political, and monetary intelligence. The engraving will be of great value. It will be an illustration ot Alvarado, its fortifications, and the plan of attack ot Commodore Conner. Attack oil AlvnraUo. We give on the outside of the Herald of this morning, an accurate sketch of Alvarado, and the plan of attack led by Commodore Conner on the 15th ult. It was drawn by an officer now in the Gulf, and is strictly correct. The Affair* of Ireland?The Doleful Proapcct. The wail offamine rises louder and louder fiom unfortunate Ireland, and still the ports are closed, and still there is no restriction on exporters, nc measures of relief save the appointment of reliel committees, and the expressed intention of the government to dole out a lew thousand dollars in driblets round the country to purchase food fot the most indigent, that is, when the poople prove to the satisfaction ol the officials that they are indigentby dying of starvation. Tis true the board of public works have, in some half dozen places, employed some unfortunate beings at task work, for which they pay theni hardly sufficient to keep body and soul together; but this is a mere drop in the bucket. The evil has been allowed to gain such headway that it threatens to undermine the foundations of society, and instead of applying props and stays sufficient to arrest the impending crash, the government, after the manner of those dolts mentioned by Juvenal, stop up the chinks with a little plaster, regardless of the ruin that may ensue, so that every thing be lor the present, to outward appearance, lair and smooth, and stable. Lord John Russell has written a long letter to the Duke of Leinster, defining his position, and plainly intimating that no relief can be expected from England. The minister talks wisely ofwhlit must be done in future years to supply the people with food, but virtually acknowledges his own incapacity to meet the present crisis. He udvisce the purchase of grain by proprietors of property, and the disposal of such food, in shops furnished on purpose with flour at a /air price, with a moderate profit. Now all this would have been excellent advice six months ago; but now, in the very pressure of famine, it is lamentubly out ol piece?it is more?it is trifling and contemptible in the first minister of the crown. Where is now that energy, that iron will which should command the ports to be opened, and which should prohibit in breweries and distilleries the use ol grain, thus preventing the consumption of the people's food in distillation, and permitting the free importation of everv snecies ol foou necessary for daily sustenance, indiscriminately, from every country. Alas ! for the starving millions of Ireland, such energy dees not chtrcfccterise the present premier of England, and the only man with nerve to meet the present crisis is no longer a minister of the crown. In Galway the people are in such distress that the corn is escorted to and from the mill by n company of dragoons, and on one occasion such was the desperation of the populace that they actually broke through the guard, and tearing open the sacks took away the iiour by the handful. A deputation of gentlemen from the counto 01 Cork, headed by Mr. O'Connell, has waited or tha Lord Lieutenant, and reported the state oi each district. The aggregate reports of the deputation showed an appalling extent of destitution. 1 he Lord Lieutenant received their suggestions, and made a vague promise, on the part ol the government, that every thing possible should be done for the reliel of the people. What idle mockeries are those deputations to Lord Lieutenants. The corporation of Limerick have memorialized the government to open the ports, of course without success. At a late meeting in Fermoy, at which an immense number of landed proprietors attended, it was resolved, as the sense of the meeting, that in the baronies represented! the owners and occupants of land have exerted themselves to the extent of their ability to provide employment, foi the laboring population, at the same time solemnly declaring, that instead of facilitating the .projects submitted to them, the government official have created difficulties and delays, and have proved themselves wholly unequal to the emer vencv. This is not nn opinion, but the unanimous opinion of severa hundred of the most respectable gentlemen ir Ireland, of all cieeds and political opinions. At this meeting, Mr. O'Connell, who is known tc be well disposed towards the existing government, used the following language,? " We have heard cad tales, tales of horror, this day from the Rev Mr. Disney, the Kev. Mr. O'Brien, tht Rev Mr. Daly, and the Rev. Mr. Walsh?tales tha make the heart shrink within itself, and despair look with impatient anxiety for some mode, some solution 01 relief Matters are coming to a dreadful pass. Do you authorise me to tall the LordLieutenant that the peace ol the coantry is not secure 7 (Yes, yes.) Do you authorise me to tell him that distress and misery are wide spread and universal 7 (Yes, yes) That starvation is stalking over the land, ami that he will be responsible tor the loss of countless human beings, if something be not done. (Yea, yes?)" Meantime, in the midst of all these wordy propositions for theoretical and distant relief, the people are, in the agony of their despair, bringing themselves in contact with the laws. The snbrs of the dragnor, and the policeman's bullet are hastening the work which famine has begun. Some again, not possessing even the strength to challenge death at the hands of the soldiery, lie down by the wayside and die. On the 28th ol September, a man named Michael Fleming was shot down in a food riot at llungarvon. At Templemore, a riot took place on the 26th of October, in which several bakers' shops were forcibly entered in despite of the presence of the police ; and t n the collision that afterwards ensued between ?he populace and the n^ihtary, several persons were injured. The Rev. Cornelius O'Brien, of Lurrah, in a letter to the Tipptrary Vindicator, relates an ap. palling instance of death by starvation. These are but a lew of the many dreadful sigw of the famine which is already busy in thinnin) the population of Ireland. W? wonder much that something has not beer done in this country for the relief of Ireland.There are one thousand men in this city and Bos ton wealthy enough to send ship loads of corn t< Ireland, but we have as yet perceived no move ment of this nature. This was not the conduct o the paoplr of Ireland in tho time of our noed.? They were the first to supply u?, at the outbreak of our revolution, with money, lootl and arms.? The voice of their sympathy reached us across the waters, although to speak a word of sympathy lor us at that time was to endanger their ow n lives. I^et us now repay that debt while it is in our power. Where are the repealers with their rent 1 m W<of zr i t vrrs rtvf* -The mere tr.? i,uities wo ma e in legarTtn the p&id to lemale operatives in this city, the more; ye are I convinced ot the inutstlce of the " bosses," as they are termed. A short time since we proved that women engaged in making and covering umbrellas and parasols, could not possibly earn enough to support and clothe themselves at the prices allowed them by their employers, even if they worked eighteen of the twenty-four hours per day. We have since learned that the charge of oppression in this respect applies equally as strong to the merchant tailors and clothiers, as to the umbrella manufacturers, particularly those engaged in the Southern trade. It appears that they give their girls only forty-four cents for making a vest in the most fashionable style, for which they charge their customers from five to seven dollars and a half?to do which a girl must work from early in the morning till late at night?and many are unable to make one a day. The merchant tailors' profit on the same articles varies from two ; to four dollars according to the quality of the material. Assuming that every girl can make a vest each day, they can only earn twenty-one shillings a week, with which to support and clothe them1 selves?a sum that every person must know is inadequate for the purpose. The question arises, in what manner can this system of oppression he remedied, so long asthe girls continuo to woik for any prices their employers may think fit to give them f We certainly do not know, except it he done by the force of ! public opinion. Let the system he exposed lully, and it cannot Tail to meet public condemnation. > i We are determined to do it as far as it lies in our > power, and we accordingly invite the operative I girls of this city and State to furnish us with full 1 j particulars of their sufferings. The Explosive Cotton?Value ok ns disco' very to America.?The new discovery that cotton prepared by being saturated with some acids, L has as much explosive power as gunpowder, is one which will be of vast service to this country. The fact that it is far cheaper than gunpowder will soon bring it into universal use, and then what a market the entire world offers for the staple of our Southern States ! This is a prospect 1 j of gieat interest both in a national and commercial point of view. We can now grow as much cotton as we please without any fear that it will become a drug in the market, or that it will depreciate in value after a certain supply. We saw some experimenting yesterday of a highly interesting nature produced with cotton prepared by Dr. Chilton, the chemist, in Broad way, who is the first, thus far, in this city, to prepare the explosive cotton. The experiments satisfied us that the discovery is entirely successful, and that cotton is destined to supersede gunpowder. With a 9mall quantity a pistol ball was sent through a three inch plunk, and flattened against a brick wall. i 1 The Expedition of Florks.?We gave yesterday a full history of the rise and progress of the new trouble apparently brewing for the South American Republics. We have since received Ib iciin uaicu juuuuuu, me dial mi., waicn mentions the entrance of a new character in the sceno, General Santa Cruz. The lettir says:? " He ne sooner heard of the expedition on his arrival at Bordeaux, than he started lor Madrid, where be joined company with Floras, since the plan seems to be, i not to form the Empire of Munoz from Kcuador alone, but also from Peru and Bolivia. The house of Hunts in this city has assumed the account of all expenses for Christina, and has already bought two steamers, the Soberano and Neptuno, both of which are well furniahed r with military equipments, besides several vessels tor transports, among them one of a thousand tens burthenIn Ireland they are collecting men for Klores, and prin. ; ted letters have been given out, one of which 1 held. ' 4 They are to the sumo effect as those published in Spain, offering $.1 on enlistment, $b upon appearing at head quarters, and f>b more upon embarking. The time of enlistment is for five yesrs, after which each individual is to receive 10 fanegadat of land, two oxen, and a cow. ' Dn J. Joaquin is the general agent here for the expedition. Although the whole affair is clearly quixotic, yet all the above statements are correct, though in truth I do not fear much avil will result." There then seems to be no doubt that the expedition will be organized, but as the writer of the > i above letter says, the whole atluir will result in no evil of consequence. It must die a natural f death. It would be well, however, to keep an i eye upon this patriotic Flores. r New York Elections?We have official returns complete from all the State, on the vote for and against the Constitution and Negro Suff rage, ahd of fifty-six counties for Governor and Lieut. Governor. Wyoming, Niagara and Orleans counties not having yet given ollicial returns. We give the results below, with comparative tables of the abolition vote in 1844, the vote for the Constitutional Convention, and on the preceding Gubernatorial election. GOVERNOR GOVCIINOR. LIEUT. GOV. IStt. 1816 1846 Fillmt, Wright, young, ffright. Fith Gmrd'rt )6 official. .. 222.)22 284,018 190.628 181.2*9 179,916 19) 026 3temi-of'l. 0,435 7,072 1,722 ? ? 1.896 Total 2 J1,0)7 241.090 192, aiO 181.229 179.946 196 931 231,0)7 181,2.9 179,916 Dem. maj . 10.033 11,121 whig mrj d maj. 16,97] Whig gain on Governor's vote 21,164. Diminution in popular vote about 9t),000. . CON1TITUTION. CONTENTION. NEGRO SC I'VE AUK. Yt?._ _Ao. _ ytl_ _AoVei. An. 3 4i*,oyi ou,ivi ?1?,/UU jj.t'J i 0/,5<6 207, 80,194 33,031 8\34? | 131,497 maj. 181,668 insj. 140,079 msj Ejection in Missouri ?An election,was held t in this State, week before last, for a member ol > Confess. The returns have been coming in piecemeal ever since. The following is the resull ' as far as received :? nr.m. whig. Mc Daniel. Kincaid. Se*| > 30 counties 4,331 3 098 26. t 4.331 f Whig majority, so far 366 i There appears to be no general interest in the election. In some places the polls were not open ed at all. In Washington county, for instance, which polled over 1200 votes at the Picsidentia election, now gives less than 100 ; the same is op parent throughout the State. Musical Intelligence. CaMii.io Sivom?We ore bappjr to learn that thii distinguished violinist has mailo arrangements to give a !ijjt*fii11 i tuiicni ui iii? i anernanp, on rrni.iy nexi. we understand that he hai engaged unite a number ol our moat eminent resident artUlrt, and we believe that hii concert will he a magnificent affair. Bivori has met with the greatest succefi in Boaton. Cmaritablk Covciar.-We learn that the ladiea ol the Church of St. (Jeorge the Maitvr, have kindly undertaken to get up a concert in aid of the fundi of that i hurch; and that anme of the first rouiical talant, now in this eitjr, haa been liberally volunteered fer the occasion. The Conceit will come oil' on the evening o( the 4th proximo in the Apollo Baloon. We understand that Mr. James Darn, the unrivalled performer on the French born and skilful guitar player, (whose arrival has been noticed a few days sines) ia to make liia first appearance in this country at the Boston I Philharmonic concert this evening, i New Music.?The " Da Metes Oaatsn Wsi.ti," com posed by Miss Augustus Brown, and for sale by Firth I. Hall, No 1 Franklin Square. Hklectioks rot thi French Accordion, by L. Jai cobs?L. k J Jacobs, ft J Chatham street This is a compilation of marches, songs, 4tc., lor the accordeon. < Pun iiiniimit Bocis.tv. ?This society will give their first concerto! the season at the Apollo Saloon, this evening. This concert will be well woith attending, ae there is every leason to believe that the performances . will be highly interesting j Tnic River Business.?Some idea may be formed of Hie immense quantities of Hour, wheat, barley, butter, fcc^. now going forward to New York.when I we state that ftrteeu powerful eteamboate are at thia time kept constantly employed in the towing husiness.? Some of tli ese steamers take in tow from lour to aia of the largfit clea. bargee, and about a dozen lake and eanal boaia. In addition to these facilities, the passenger beats aie carrying unprecedented quantities of freight I Notwithstanding thia, flour is accumulating in the twain, docks and storehouses, awaiting the movements of shippara. We have heard the owners of vessels leraark, that after they arrive in New York the same difficulty is experienced in the discharge of freights as here. They are obliged to wait for days the unloading of ships, which are to receive their cepgoea ?wf'iewy Jttlmt, Ifti* insfonf. i mmmmmf < h?i*Hcata I I' PlIV ThF? Ihk- k:ri5 ffTTV-Tlitl pUg faifiit*-' 1 (1 in attraction ai tb* excellent:# of its reprsaent&tleh b< - n comes more familial to the public min I. Whoever would l> go to aee it, aa a mere spectacle, would do to himielf not ; || lea* irdustice than to the thought and talent, and let or, e which it ha* required thu* to place it before the commu h nity. It i* Dot mere (pectacle, but a great hutoiiral picture, faithful to the age which it represents, nut alone in it* broad outline*, but in the imalleat of it* details.? n It is a thing to study over, and to meditate, and to bring j knowledge from, and while we derive from it the re- fl fined emotion* which a magnificent piece of art can giro 1 a j u*, we gain at the tame time, and gain moiteaiily, the rich I j remit* of the diligent enquiry and the patient research of other*. Such enquiries end retearche* have taken a . ^ new start in these our time* -, and there i* no period to ^ which they have been directed with such intense inter- I n est as to that of the middle age* of European civiliza- ^ tion No topic* within the last half century have gain- ! w ed more attention than these, whether discoursed upon ; g| ' from the desk of the college professor or from the tri. tj buue of the popular lec urer. Books hare swarmed ^ from the press on these subjects, and they have no g sooner appeared on the other continent than they have ai been reprinted on this la this age of reforms and m revolutions, men's minds are naturally turned back upon past ages?some with a sort of lingering regret tl for their departure, and others, with the keen spirit of * historical analysis, in tracing to their source* the institu- ^ tions amidst which we live. There is no point in those ei ages more deeply pregnant with meaning for the modern ! jj' student than that of John. About that era arose the tl crusades, those gigantic expeditions so fraught with the O mvar on,) noioinn of mino-tooil warlikn ami rollaimia an. i thusiasm. Than vu tha contest fiercest between the fc authority of tha church and the authority of kinge ; the church being for a brief space triumphant in the humi. 01 Ration of John. Then in England, the feudal system struggled for ascendancy against the popular laws and ^ customs of Anglo-Saxon origin; and these again acquired w new strength, not from any intentions in tho baron* favor Tl i able to liberty, but incidentally from the weakness o1 t( ' the sovereign. Then was determined the form which En" '' glish political institutions should assume , the Anglo- w Saxon element prevailed over tho Norman, and time and ; " j circumstances have tended ever since to give that ele- l' i ment a wider and a wider expansion. This reproduc| tion, then, is a living commentary on the opening of our 8' ; freedom ; it Is not a mere spectacle, but a most vivid m and a most impressive contribution to history. It affords D1 instruction by the fidelity of its scenery, of the most j, practical and the most sober kind. It affords pleasure to y] the highest taste by its tine artistic combinations ; while, n by the passions in it, and their results.it reveals to us those p] mysteries of the moral nature, as only Shakspeare, of all human beings, can repeal them. Tho scenery, then, is y true to its age, the performers are true to their part; and r( the spirit and the iioetry are out from the august soul of al hhikspeare. 'If tnere be epjoymont greater than can f, be thus obtained, we know not where on earth it is to rl I be found. We will here particularize but one of the ti characters?that of Constance, by Mrs. Kean. The cun y ning tempting of Hubert by Mr. Kean, as John, is most p j admirable acting; the malignant laugh when ho gains j, his point; the look of blank terror when he think9 the r deed is done, but would wish it not done?ail this was e impressively striking. But so far as passion is i, concerned, the real grandeur of the drama centres in \ Constance. Bhakspeare has no character of a more har- j, rowing power; it wrings the very soul even to read her Cl j words; but it is tearful, almost beyond our bearing, to t) I see her grief, as Mrs. Kean impersonates it. It is not y mere declamation?the word we have used is the true q word. Mrs. Kean gives us a living impersonation of the n utmost Buffering ot the broken-hearted Constance. We w can conceive of nothing finer. Mrs. Siddons, for aught ? we know, may have been; but we have never seen Mrs. ^ Siddons, and we are willing to talk with heartfelt enthu- nj | siasm, and grateful appreciation, of the pleasure which n { contemporary genius afl'ords us. What could surpass the manner in which she poured out her indignation ! n against John, her robukes of Phillip, and her withering ! w contempt and scorn of Elinor 1 And could womanly an- I y guish use to more sublim tytf misery than when she i says, " I am not mad," Stc I We will merely repeat, that ! if there be anything finer than Mrs. Ktan's Constance, ; tl we cannot conceive of it. j rr Much of late is spoken on the degradation of the stage, si ; If this be so, where lies the fatilt ? Certainly not with n the actor or maneger who put on the stage sucn a play as 1 w this, in the manner which thev huvn done, rivinv in tha n , public an opportunity of the noblest gratification which 11 can be drawn from intellect, from passion and from ait. We find that we committed an unintentional erior in n giving to Mr Bany the credit of ('tilling the supernuma- a( I ties, Uc. It it entirely the work of Mr. Kean. The error g I was a natural one. Mr. Barry is stage manager, and his Cl merits cannot be overrated ; but the energy and enter- (1 pnse displayed in producing this play belongs wholly to ^ I Mr. Kean. ' p, Bowery Theatre?Ma. Booth's Benefit.?As we p anticipated, this theatre was filled last night to ? ; its utmost capacity, by the numerous admirers of this a< once ominent actor, who, though on the decline, came , ri still to greet him with a cordial welcome on tho occasion ; of his benefit. It is at all times creditable to the admirers | c ot true genius, (and no where can they be tound so sin- 1 h 1 cere or liberal than at " Old Bowery,") the just ap- t) preciation of the merits and qualities that attach to the < j, great actor, who after, to a certain extent, having " fret- . t, ted his hour upon the stage,"comes beforehisoldfriends ! p and acquaintances, to revive former iriendshuis. In this r Mr. Booth last evening was not disappointed, the house n being filled to excess, it being his last appearance here j p . for the season, and his friends wishing to give him | p " A bumper at parting." . e . Mr Booth's personation ol IticharJ, Duke of Glo'ster, in n this splendid tragedy of Shakspeare, was highly wrought p and powerlully sustained. He smwars more at home in this pit ce than in any other in which he performs, and with an impaired ariiculation, the fire and eneigy which he iniuses into the pert, show the great powers and con- ? ception of the actor. Indeed, if Mr. Booth confined his uctingsingly to gesticulation, the language of the great author ot the tragedy would seem to find embo- | v diment in his very looks and gestures. Mr. fi Claike's Duke ot Buckingham, was a good perform- ti ance. As a lising actor he promises well in his profes- a sion Vache's Lord Stanley, was admirably sustained. 1< ' Mrs. Madison, as Queen Elizabeth, and Mrs. Sergeant as c ' Lady Anne, were creditable performances. The Misses { c Vallee danced a favorite " I'as," with much animation. 3 . The " Artlul Dodger" and " Dumb Girl ot Genoa" were si also pertormcd, in which De Bar kept the house in a roar by his personation of Timothy Dodge; and of Strappado, j c or the drunken Corporal, in the " Dumb Girl of Genoa " ; j, The entertainments of the ovening passed ofl? in a nan- 1 j ner highly creditable to the entire company. The bill ! j, lor this evening will be found equally attractive. ! p Palmo's.?Every part cf this house was crowded, laat j d i evening, and a more enthusiastic assembly we never law collected in thia city. M'lle Blangy's triumph waa com. ! , plete. Ai much aa w ? have tupposed her capable of, we p were totally unprepared to witness such a very perfec- j I tion of the graceful and beautiful as the presented in her 1 several pat. in the first place, as "La Giselle," she a danced better than we ever saw her dance It before, ! y though our commendation of her performance of thi* , tl character lias been unsparingly as it was deservedly fi given , and in " La Chatte," she introduced a vivacity j tl and a sylph-like lightness in her steps, which were accompanied almost throughout by the impulsive applause a . of all preient. Repeatedly was she encored, and at the j j ' falling of the curtain, she was called out to receive their v [ testimonials of delight But the crowning piece of all was what she simply announced as a " Fandango." It : 1 < was danced with a manner that we never saw sui |>assed . P ; on a iy stuge. A mere fascinating, supremely angelic J 0 1 pei lormance, we never saw yet accomplished by a being P of eaith, and as sho seemed to float on the air, ' i the v ei y pei ((unification of grace and hue) ant beauty, " ' the building shook again with the storm of prolonged ap- i n 1 , plause that hurst from the spectators. She, of course, j c. ! was encored, and again at the close was called before j I iuc vunoiu. i> ur uunijuuui uarver uc B cuauuumiun j , of her success last evening, her position will he one en- 1 ' , viable, indeed. \1. Hazard performed hii part admirably, , 8 and both he and M'lle Celeste added fresh honor to their 1 , already high repu'ation To-nignt is the last of the sea> ! son at this theatre, a .d Mr Chippendale takes his benefit }! I M'ile Blai.gy has kimily consented to app>er, and will 1 dance in the first act of " La Giselle and the " l as V Styrien," with M. Hazard. The vaudeville of a " Thamp * ing Legacy," received with roars of laughter last night' , c will be repented Mr. Chippendale deserves a bumper, j and will have i;; besides who will omit seeing M'lle I Blangy once more, i 1 Thb Alhasiba.?W* advise our tip town people to i " avail themselves of the opportunities of enjoyment and h recreation, now ottered to them at the Alhamra. The i t great German magician, Herr Alexander, who is a boat j in himself, the musical performances, under the direction > of Mr I.oder, together with other amusements, too numerous to mentioB, combine to make the Alhamra infe- P . riorto no oth?i place in the city. This is the opinion of r all who go there, as it certainly is ours. I Bowtav AMfHiTH*ATBc.?Great feats wsrc performed 1 here by Carlo and Kemp, as well at the splendid com- i *] peny oi equestrian performers in general The outer i ? tainments last night, opened wi'h s grand tntrti led by 1 ? Mr. James NIxod. Master W. Nixoa. the infantile eques. j n Irian, in a principal act. was much applauded. Carlo, iu 1 { bis rheir tricks, and Kemp in his barrel trick, hava had a i regular run lor the last fortnight. 1 he barrel trick is In | T : itae'f, a leat of the most extraordinary description. Mr. | & ' Kemp stands arect on a large barrel, and movea it J i up an inclined plane of some forty nr fifty feet, i ^ aud extremely steep, standing all the time on the barrel, ' f which be moves with his feet preserving at the same time ' an equipoise, while he holds a smaller barrel, elevated t I between both bands In fact this feat must be seen to be ' appreciated. Cat io'i chair tricks are alto an astonishing n feat. The general body of the entire trtupe, alto excel | d ; in tumbling feats, rope dancing, and display a powerful \ ? proficiency in all the accomplishmenta of the circue.? | 1 Tonight there will be e grand entertainment. Go and ; I see d i Ratmomu ami) Wabiiso's Mkmaokbir.?There eppeari I J to be no decrease in the patronage bestowed on the pro- [| prietors of this collection of animals and reptile*. It wee c i visited by is many people yesterday, aa it wee on the P first day it opened. The extraordinary control that Mr J I'icrce, the lion tamer, has acquired over the king of the forest, is a subject of wouder to all who witnese it. Lot all who havo not yet seen the performancae, do so, if they do not desire to be behind the age, and let parent! take , (i their children with them C Mr. Leonard, the representative of Iriah character hai 2 been very successful at Pittsburg. Mr an I Mrs. Thome, formerly of the Chatham theetra are now at the American, New Orleane. ? We notice that Mr. E 8. Conner, an actor of great K msrit, is performing at the Arch street Theatre, rhiiadel- N bkiZjuZTr \T-?p film i IIIIWIWIw hu Tti-i jCf?? ot tk. i? citv tt'jek ht<rhly rl hie acting "ho Lift' isyi clhi? J*lu< The rartof Hamlet Ti ? ic ughilone cferiglc actor* stiJ thort wbu bafgrt uy hive doubted Mr Conner * histrionic abilities, mull mt night hive been convinced of hit remarkable excel snco Hit conception of this moat difficult ofchararteri ria in strict accordance with the beat critics, end hia ex cution of the part waa all that hit beat frienda coult ave desired " City Intelligence. Tnr F.xkci'tion or CnaBLis Thomas?The colored tan Charlea Thomaa, who atood convicted ot the mur er of another colored man by the name of Ford, aru entenced to be banged on the -iOth of November, wai xecuted yeaterday within tha walla of the Tomb* 'hi* unfortunate man suffered the extreme penalty o i* law at twenty minute* to two o'clock, and remained anging forty minute*, when he waa cut down and laced in x cofHn, and delivered to hie wife for inter tent Sheriff Jonea dreaaed the culprit, about 1 o'clock > the uiual manner, in a white linen dreaa, trimmer ith black, and pinioned hie arm* close to hi* aide with i rong cord. In thia position he wae led from hia cell tr re gallows, accompanied Dy the Rev. Mr. Everts and tbi .ev. Mr. Hatt, together with the Sheriff and hie deputies n being pieced under the gallowa and the rope adjusted round hi* neck, the miniater made a abort prayer, aftei hicli Thomas made the following speech:? 'To one,and all-1 have committed a great deed in talunf ie life of my fellow man, for which 1 am perfectly rilling to die. I know full well that I have (inner gainst the laws, for which I am justly to suffer. It ii >r the safeguard of the people that the law is made, tc Dable all to live in peace and harmony. I know ( havr en* wrong, and 1 am ready to meet my Ood. i ave repented of my sins, and trust in the Lord irouch our Saviour Jeaus Christ, for salvation >od bless my country, the President and all bis officers, ad the officers of justice. Ood bless you all. Relying pen my Uod for goodness and promises, I hone to obtair irgiveness for my sins, and life everlasting, through the isrita of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer. I've n< tore to say." The two revereud gentlemen then mede e long nd impteeeive prayer, in which the unfortunate culprit rould occaaionally join, casting his eyea at inter all upen the latal rope which dangled from th? >p of the gallowe, the end of which wai at icbed to liia neck, and syhich wai wafted back 'ardi and forwards in the wind. Upon the close o to prayer, Thomas shook hands with the Sheriff, Mr allon, the keeper of the prison, and many others who ood noar, bidding them all good bye. The rev entiemca then made another short prayer, and Tho tai said, "Oh,'Almighty Ood, I beseech you to give e pardon, and remission of all my tins, through

mis Christ our Lord." Then looking towards the heritt, said, "Kxecutioner, do your duty," and just ai te sheriff was drawing the cap over his eyes, he imloied all present to take care of his poor wife ; the sp was drawn over his eyes, and on that instant [r. McDonough, tho Deputy Sheriff, struck the >pe with the axe, and down went the weights, id up went the negro swinging in the air, some S feet om the ground. He made several severe struggles foi aspiration, with his hands clinched firmly, until conges on of the brain took place, which immediately relaxec 10 nerves, and his arms dropped with his bands onen.turing the whole time, this unfortunate man conductei imself with manly fortitude,meeting his death with trut hristian faith, which reflects much credit on the rever nd gentlemen who attended him. Tho prison yarc lading to the gallows was a mirably arranged by Mr latseil, the Chief of Police, by stationing a large num er of policemen, with their staves of office, forming i omplete line of the best looking set of men we huv< en for some time, who kept the centre clear for the heritt , which has never been done so completely before uite an excitement prevailed around the Tombs all th< ioming. Some five or six hundred blacks and whitei ere congregated in Krank Lin street, opposite the rison door, all anxious to obtain a sight of the xecution. Many hundreds were unable to obtain adlission, the Sheriff having already admitted a sufficieu umber to witness the execution, according to law. A abscription was instituted by Mr. Deputy Sheriff Bren an, for the benefit of the wife of Thomas, and $30 44 eta ,-ero collected The body was interred in a vault in th< ullivan street Church. Tnc Weatheb ?Yesterday was a very fine day, an< le air was cool and braciDg. In the early part of thi torning the wind blew very strong, and did damage t< >me ot the awnings, that still hang out like the "las >ae of summei," in some of the streets. The streets hich were completely drenched by the rains of th< revious night, appeared clean and dry in many parts i consequence of the cool dry air of yesterday. Fiaxs.?A fire broke out at Uoulding's surgical instru ent maker, in the rear of No. 99 Anu street, last nighl t about 6 o clock, and was promptly put out by the re companies. There were two alarms also in the jurse of the evening, which kept the fire companies ot le qui virr It is to be regretted that some effective plar at not been adopted, so as to concentrate, in the shortes assible time, the energies of the fire companies, am remptly direct them to the proper locality when i re takes place. Somo such plan must eventually b< lopted before this useful force can be made t< st with that promptitude and dispatch that thoulc snder their cervices effective. The question o itablishing a telegraphic communication from depots ii le various districts, so as to enable the companies to as ertainwith promptitude the places where fires occur as already received the atteutionof certain members o ie Board of Aldermen, but the project has failed Then i no doubt but the adoption of some such plan woulc s ?ri?|i<>iijl ? ?tiu ?? iuiiur on ui art of (be fire companies ; and until something of thi iod ia permanently aet on foot in tbia city, neither lifi ior property can be deemed aecure. The hiatory of tin ast, and the nightly recorda at the Fire Department arniah abundant evidence of the necesaity of throwing very poeaible facility in the way of the fire compa iea, who are in a great measure the guardiana of tlx ublic property in our city. Anothkb.?A fire broke outlast evening, between If nd 1 o'clock, in the atone manufactory and hardwari stabliabment of Mr A. E. Tibbatt, Ne. 311 Water atreet , hich did conaiderable damage. Thi Streets ? Laborers were busily employed in se eral streets yesterday, in sweeping and piling up Ux 1th and garbage that have remained there for the las ko or three months. Stanton street, lietween ttherif nd Columbia, is in a state of disgraceful filth for the las sw months, sufficient to generate disease. There is i Lurch and public school In this locality, and this cir umstance in itself ought to be sufficient to induce thi treet Inspector to have the filth taken oflf the street a ion as possible. Thi: Hydrants?The inhabitants of Carmine stree omplains a good deal in consequence of their not bcini ivored, like most of their neighbors, with a public by rant. This street ia a perfect thoroughfare, and is situatei l a part of the city which requires the advantages of i ublic hydrant. The Common Council should forthwitl irect the proper officer to erect a hydrant in this street. New Militant Courser.?A new independent Iris! military company, we understand, is about to be forme a this city on an extensive scale The uniform, it i ropoacd, shall be blue and buff, and it will be the largei risk company evor formed in Now York. Attempt at Suicide?A man named Antonio Kea ttempted to drown himself, at the foot of Wall street o esterday. .He was rescued by the police, and taken t he watch bouse. Within the last fortnight, no less th.v ire attempts at suicide have been made by persons i; his quarter. Accident ?A man named Joseph Ellis, employed a laborer in lilting casks in the vicinity of pier No. ( forth Kiver, fell and broke his thigh yesterday. H nas carried to the City Hospital. Independent Tompkins Blues.?this crack company resented a fine soldier-like appearance yesterday, i larching through some of our principal streets, afte resenting a splendid sword to their commanding officei apt Charles Baxter In the evening they dined a 'auxhall Gaiden, having several guests present. The; larched with great precision, and are a fine discipline! ompany, holding a high position among our citizen sol lery. Fubious Cattle.?The cuitom of driving horned cat le through our itreeti 1i iometimei attended with dar ;er, and something ahould be done to accure the citize: rom injury in caiee where cow? and osen are drive: ooiely and wildly through the atreet*. Yeaterday n the upper part of Bowery, a cow ran furiously acroa be atreet, and made a ruah at a foot passenger who hay ened to be cioasing from Bleecker atreet. No anima hould be allowed to go looaely through theatreeta. Thi uitom ia at once dangerous and illegal. IHevementa of Traveller*. Yeaterday'a arrivala, conaidering the rarioua impedi lenta to travelling from the late tempeatuoua aeaaor rere more litimerona at the following hotela, than coul e anticipated under auch circumstances We foum egiateied at the America*.? F. Wilkin*, Boaton; Jaa. Smith, Philad .Buchanan, N. Y.; A. Croawell, U. 8. A : J. Khlera I J. AaToa?II. Danna, Vermont; James Stanton, Liver ool; J. Cowell, Albany; D. Crawford, Newhurgh; Wig lorelmarin, Phila.; G. Browne, Mancheater; 8 Taber lucheaa County; Judge Haviland, L.I ; L Duncan, Bal imore; R Karle, Phila.; G. Peabody, Boaton; H. Lewis on, Phila.; C. Henry, Columbua; Charlea Coleman 'toy; C. Backhead, Lanaenberg; T. Amea, Maaaachu atta, J. F. Fiaher, Phila ; T. Thompaon, Conn; D Irowne, Phila.; Dr. Reed, South Carolina; A. Gray ,ake Superior; J. Walton, London: W Bachelor, Balti tore; C. Fallerton, Boaton; E. Perlno, Alabama; M 'rain, Boaton; J. Murrill, Mobile; W. Curtis, Boston Citt?C. Deaa, U. 8. N ; J. Laurier, do; O. Treadwell hila; A. H Norton, West Point; C. Adama, Boaton: W layo, do: R Dickenson, do; E. Lafourcada, Philadelphia .Patten, Bath; 8. Sydam,Kingston; J.Seymour, Peekakil V. M'Lean, Baltimore; H. Mason, Boston; 8. Duval 'hiladelphia. FaAEBi.ii*?Mr. Ford, Syracuie; P. Micolls, do. leorge Gold, Wilmington; W. Harrison, Philadelphia I. Basaett, Connecticut; J. Tucker, Al.ihama; H. Fair nild, Rochester: R. Greene, CatUkill; J Reed, rhila elphia; T. DeWitt, New Haven; O. Fiah, Boaton; A leaton, Vliddleton; D Williama, Albany; G. Iahan .iverpool; D Pratt, Prioceton; D. William*. Albany. Howard?Mr. Hudson, Hartford; A W Davis, Phila elphia; H. Haines, New Orleans; J Sterrett, Waterford . Ford, Saratoga 8pringa; W. Miller, New Brunswick 1 McGowan, Worcester; C. Morris, Vienna; Jaa Ma tiewson, Montreal; A Beattie, Herkimer Co ; P. Caddy Chatham; Mr. Mitchell, Hudson; Mr Felger, Bridge ort; B Seward, Southampton; B Penn, Boston; J Dis alls, Albany; Mr. Benedict, L Canada; Mr. Clarke, do I. Draper, New York; Geo. Loring, do Court for thr Correction of Errors, Thuraay, Nov 19, 184f? ?Praa<-nt: Lieut, (rovernoi lardiner, Chancellor Walworth, and 24 Senators. No f. J:-Fowler vs. 8. P. Jermain. 24. W. F.llia vs. th? line. Mr M. T. Reynolds concluded for plaintiff it rror, Mr W. Gibbons and Mr. H. Iteveaa were heart ir defendant in error, and Mr. M. T Reynold* in reply ieci?ion i>ostponed. No. 27. O. W. Stanton, Jr , vs. J inney. Mr. I Harris was heard for plaintiff la error lr. R W. Peckham for defendant in error. mmmmmmiMaLivm. m. imu-i.uiiLm PollM <ntclilf*ne?. i tfc? V? ? Btft/Ury Th? tailoring itoro. ccttyUd by i Mr O (. Scott, So eioadwjy wai entered last r night,'by some expert thief. stealing the key of the pre mise* from the I 'roton Hotel, where Mr Scott it hi the l 1 hebit of depositing it for safe keeping The thief cur ried off a quantity of wearing apparel, consisting of 1 over coata, vests, cravats, he. No arrest. Jirrcst on Suspicion? Officer Hemblin, of the 3rd Ward, arreatcJ a woman, called Jane McLaughlin, yesterday, on suspicion of stealing a gold watch. Locked I up by Captain Roudinnt for examination Rubbing n I'rucl? Soma thieving fellow entered the schooner Lcnora, lying at James slip, and stole from the 1 cabin tw o giey coats, a pair of pants and $14 in money, i | and made his escape. Burglary?The store occupied by Mr. James Grant, i No. 318 Broadway, was burglariously entered last night f and the following property stolen tharefroun?One large 1 iron, 6 or 8 round hand stakes, one large piece of lead I weighing near 30 lbs and a quantity of block tin. Police matters were somewhat scarce yesterday, in consequence of the excitement around the Tombs, cre, ated by the execution of the negro Thomas. ' Common Pleas, 1 Before Judge Ingraham. I No*.'10.? Maximilian Reader vi. Umty Johnson, impleaded with Jacob Hraisled?This was an action to recover the amount of two promissory notes, made by the defendants, payable to the order of the plaintiff 80 daye I after date, one for the sum of $103, and the other for r $377. it am>earcd that the defendants occupied the United States Hotel in this city, and carried on the business of hotel keepers for some time previous to the year 1845. [ in that establishment. It also appeared, the hotel with the r fixture* and furniture, and some pait of the stock in 1 trade, were hired from Mr. Samuel Leggett, the landlord i ot the piemises. In 1845 the concern became embarrassed, > debts to the amount of $30,000 having been incurred, i which the firm were unable to pay. The defendant, [ Johnson, then dissolved the partnership, and applied un, der the act called the two-thirds act, to be discharged from his debts ; and accordingly obtained his discharge. The plaintiif alleges that previous to obtaining his ais[ charge, he entered into a private arrangement with Legi gett, his landlord, to give him n prelarence over his i other creditors, to induce him to sign his petition, and l for that purpose handed him over property to the amount of $10,000 or $12,000, or procured him to issue , a landlord's warrant and levy on it ; that after ' the levy was made, Leggett took the property into his own poioemoa discharged toe warraut, und afterwards signed Johnson's petition ai a creditor for $18,000. The plaintiff's counsel contends that Johnson's discharge is fraudulent and Toil as against his other creditors, inas1 much as the act declares that if auy i reference is given : to any particular creditor, or any partial payment, or promise of any payment made to vuch creditor, it ritiates the discbarge, if one be obtained, and further it requires a full and fair inventory of all the effects and property of the person so applying to be made and annexed to the assignment, ana given to his assignee, which require | ments of the act the plaintill' alleges the defendant had not complied with. The defendant's discharge was set up as a defence. It was lurther stated that the whole of the furniture, stock in trade, &c. was owned by Mr l.eggeit; that they were only hired to the defendant, and snould be returned to Leggett;or at any rate, that such part of the stock as should be used, should be made good when the leare expired It was, therefore, contended that Mr. Leggett was justified in whnt he had done It was farther alleged that a violent opposition was got up against Johnson at the time he obtained his discharge, and the same evidence then given was given on the present trial, notwithstanding which, the jury in that case rendered a verdict j for Johnson. Adjourned to Monday morniag For plaintiff James J. Brady, Esq. For defendant, I Messrs. Cutting and Hutchings. Court of General Sessions. Before Recorder Scott and Aid Stoueall and Measerole. John McKeois, District Attorney. Nov. 20?Trial for Grand l.<ircrny.?A young fellow named Thomas Williams, alias John Kenney, alias John Thomas, was placed at the bar for trial at the opening of the Court this morning, on a charge of grand larceny, in having stolen a doublo barrelled fowling piece, alleged to be worth $50, the property of Mr.. John Steele, of No. 510 Broome street, in the month of September last. On the part of the prosecution, it was shown in evidence that the accused went to the storo on Sunday motniug, and under the preterce of purchasing some wine for a sick person, obtained admission, and was immediately followed in by several accomplices, who conducted themselves in a tumultuous manner, aud while Mr. Stee'e went to a rear window to call assistance, the accused seized the property in question and decamped?was pursued and overtaken with the gun in his possession. The jury accordingly rendered a verdict of guilty, and the Court sentenced Williams to three years and four months in the State prison. , _ . . Jinother trial far Grand larceny'.?Two men named John Brant and John Gilbert, were then called to trial on a charge of having stolen a piece ef cassimere and a new ooat, estimated to be worth about $30. from the shop of Mr. William Martin, tailor, No 64 Walker street, on the 22d of October last. On the part of the prosecution it was proven that Brant was found in possession of the piece of cloth stolen from Mr. Martin, and had not been able to show how he obtained it. The juiy found Brant guilty of a petit larceny only, and ac quitted Gilbert. Brant was remanded for sentence. The Court then discharged the petit jury, and adjourned until to morrow. United States Marshal's Office, Nov 20?Suppoeed Piracy and Murder.?Deputy Mar uai v-uiiiiin mieaivu iwu coiurcu men, ueur^e w ewer and John Cornell, last evening, part of the crew oi the 1m ig Harriet, belonging to Martilehead. It seems the brig left Cainpeacliy tome time in the month of September laat, with a general caigo consigned to Howland St Aapinwall.On the 27th,the captain was lost overboard.and the crew worked the vessel as far as Cape May, where she was wrecked, but all hands on board were saved. The sailors, upon being questioned about the death of the captain, stated that he was blown overboard in a heavy gale on the day above mentioned. Shortly alter the wreck the crew were paid olf and discharged, and it has since leaked out that the captain was thrown overboard and the vessel run ashore on Ca|>e May It seems the crew wero blacks with the exception of the mate and two men before the mast?the mate is not forthcoming either?but they say he was discharged at Campeachy by the captain after the voyage out, and one of the blacks appointed in his place The officers were in search of the remainder of the crew, but up to 11 o'clock none but the two above named were arrested. Literary Intelligence. The catalogue of the Princeton Theological Seminary, for the cu.rontyear, gives the names o? 1&0 students, vix : 63 in the first class, second class 47, third class St), and 1 resident licentiate. The Faculty consists of Rev. Archibald Alexander, D. D., Professor of rastoral and Polemic Theology ; Kcv. Samuel Miller, D. D., Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Church (Government; Rev. Charles Hodge, D. D., Professor of Kxegstical and Didactic Theology ; Rev. Joseph Addison Alexander, D D., Professor of Oriental and Biblical Literature ; VVm. Henry Oreen, A. M., Assiitant Teacher of the Hebrew Language. A medical college has been .organised at Memphis, Tennessee. Distressing Ravages op Spotted Fever.?We learn l'rotn the Rev. Mr. Pilch, that the putrid fever has prevailed lot upwards of a month past, in the family of Abraham Brown, of No. 0 Beach straet, in this city, with fatal effects. His son James, about 1-2 years old, died on the 1st of October, after much suffering.? Samuel, a littla brother, aged about 11 years, died on the 17th. Tho father was taken with the same malady, f and died on the 'J4th, aged 46 years, and his daughter n Lydia, a little gill of seven years, died on the 13th inst ? o The family comprised ten members, and all the males n have been cut off. They have, we understand, expen rienced much difficulty in procuring nurses, on acco< of the fear of contagion. One was finnlly proc , g however, from the New York Hospital cark . , Nov. 20. * Tho N. O. Picayune of the 11th, I is the arrival of the Ringgold committee?Messia rs, of the Y Eagle artillery, J tJones (Griffith, of ti. of the 5th " cavairy regiuienr, ana \vm. seltzer, ol butchers* r Troops of Baltimore?delegated to receive lite remains of the lamented Major Ringgold. The commiaee during >t their Intended ahort stay have taken up their quarters at 7 the 8t Charles Hotel. They were to leave for Toint IsaJ bel by the first conveyauce. One of the Cusloaltl,* of New York worth .. seeing, is.the store ^o. 102 .Nassau street; it is uot abose 2i leet by M, and about 10,(00 volumes of good and valuable wo-ks are placed all around ou shelves. Upwards ol' 100 D framed eugravings are sua;ended froin the ceiling; about 40 ', |>ortfolios,coutaiuiog nearly 1,000 choice eugravings, occnpy s a part of the centre of tile store, and the remainder is taken ,. up w ith an immense stock of old oil paintings, with all kinds | of statuary, bnsta, and curiosties, all about. 9 A Faithful Soldier?We are Informed byvery good authority that the recruiting sergeant belonging to tbe 2d Artillery in thu city, tendeta to the recruit the moiry allowed to the persou who bungs a recruit to the rendezvous to aaliat, in nearly all ctses. Since this payment liai ern , authorised, auy ttersuu who hu applied to the sergeant in , perion to enlist has received the two dollars, which ptoperly j is the lergeant'a emolumeti's, when tbe recruit applies in person. lie is highly r?teem d in 'he neighborhood where he r-sides, for his c irrect gentlemanly de|H> tmeiit. Tne men i who hare enlist-d with him,speaks in the his he.I tetuis or his , candor towards them, uf Ins good advice liiw to conduct thrnsselTes whilst in Ihe service, whereby they m y be ,ure - ofobmining the ra.pect of their ofiicers, a d pr.iinot on tin th? sergeant being asked, why hp gave up his einolumenti to others ha replied, ' Keciuita sir, an pie ty scarce now, and 1 would rstlier give them the two d>>llais, than the teg ment should lose a good soldi#!." W* advise all younc men who ' desire to join iha ntrnv, to give him a call, at 57 Waam gton i, street We are promised to hear more aboat htm by ard uy, which may be intetes.ing. A CITIZEN. i There la pcrhopa no accomplishment more aeglccted by gentlemen than hnraemanahip ; in a large and flourishing city, like this, where there are so pi my inducements and opportunities tor obtitning a skilfgl knowledge of this science, it is a matter of surprise that there should be 1 so fr * who wake a respectable appearance on horseback ? l.et ua advise lhoa? who would not appear ridiculous when i mounted, to patronize Disbrow's Hiding School, Set Bowery i Hta evenu g class is now open. Terms tor a course ol 12 las , sons only $9 ; Rheumatlam, Stiff Joint*, White Swell. ; ings, Clout, he ?Compound Syrup of Hydriodste of Pntaisa, Snrttpartila aud Yellow Dock Roo .?The above is pre.ared from the rarest articles, and is recommended as the best and only sure cure for rh'timnism at this seatou of the year, especially. It is of the greatest importance, as it will remove i all tkose extmmelv unpleasant symptoms, severe pints, stiffuess of the joints, back, sh. ulders, he It thus purifies and quicken* the ctrcula ieo, and leaves even |w t of the animal i economy in a pr rfect state of heal'h The virtues of each ariiclt h ive long been known to the facnl y, and by their ju' dicious admntnre their effects are greatly tncreoed Kor sale by CHAKLK.S H. Hi NO. Druggist, corner Brradwsy and John at. Bint's Conglt Candy for sale as have tsm 1 Swtdrnber||lkiiwV Itlons, Dream*, Rcntnrjr, Bte,. produced and aceoonfed for. without "Uprrttaturai ag-nry, in four ezi-ertmeulal Lectures, on the H'tni.koul, by Le Mov Sunderland, in l-veeum Hall Broidwarnar . I Priuce atreet, on Tuesday Wednesday H'rtday a ,d Sitnidsy of the preaeet week, at 7 P. M. Adtnis?io 25 ce.i a. 4 i haytgatlnn of the Ohio Id war. I Pliteri. T\mt Stair of River Cincinnati Not 10 7 loot, (ailing Wheeling Not. HI 7 11.0 in. , Pittsburg Not. IS ft ft 0 In.falling. IsOVfcrUU Not. 10 8ft 'i in ,falling ftfoicv MARKETVtltUjp, *OV. Wim*I P. M, The stock meikat Jb.4 Dot improve an 10U ThaisUi * of all the fancies were quite large to Jay, but price* ate very feveriah and fluctuata from day to day a fraction. Pennsylvania 6's, Reading Bonda, Canton and Harlem closed at yesterday's prices Ohio 6's went up per cent , Reading % ; Vicksburg ; Morris Canal fell off ! S ; Long Island Si ; Norwich 1c Worcester XAt the second board there were sales of Morris and Harlem to some eztent.at prices currant in the morning. The amount receive J for tells on all the New York State canals, during the second week in November, 1846 and 1846, were as annexed : ? New Yobb Stats Canals?Amount op Tolls. Receipts for second week in Nov., 1846 $141,04? 8am* period in 1816. . 141,173 Decrease * ' * $3,336 The aggregate amount received for tolls from the commencement of navigation to the 14th of November inclusive, was $0,036.4*1 During same period in 1846 S.o.j,131 Increase $116,360 The amount received for tolls during the season of navigation in 1846, was $3,646,181 ; and from the above it will be seen that the receipts this year, to the 14th inat., only lack $10,603 to make them equal to the entire re. ceipts of last year. During the investigation of the charge of conspiracy to defraud the Mechanics' Bank of Baltimore, a statement was made in relation to the condition of the bank before and since the defalcation It appears that the entire loss, inclusive of Birch's overdraft and the supposed fraud of Turner, is $60,137 83. The capital of the bank, actually paid in, is $680,813. Cash surplus on the 0th of Nov1846, $60,331 68. Of the circulation issued between 1806 and 1031, judging from the length of time it has been outstanding, it is probable there ha* been lost, and for which the bank will not he called on to pay, $34,430. The banking house and real estate of the bank now stand estimated on the books of the bank at only $0,000, but they are fairly supposed to be worth $30,000. The difference then between these two estimates shows ' a surplus of $0' ,000. The earnings of the bank from the last discount day, up to yoaterday, are $30,447 68. If, then, the bank divide three per cent on ita capital the next dividend day, it pays $17,604, leaving a surplus of the last six months' profits of $8,763 33. These four items, therefore, show the actual surplus in money and property which the bank has, over and above its capital, to be $103,606. The capital stock of the Boston and Providenoe Railroad Corporation has been increased by the creation of thirty-six hundred now shares. Holders of stock at the close of the day on December 16th next, will be entitled to subscribe for and take the additional stock in the proportion of one new share for six shares of the old stock, provided notice be given to the Treasurer oa or before the 35th of December next. An assessment of 35 per cent on the par value of the shares will be payable on the 15th of January next?one of 35 per cent on the 1st April next, and ore of 60 per cent on the 1st day of July next Any or all assessments may be paid in advance?and upon all payments interest will be allowed at the rate of six per cent per annum from the time they are made to the 1st of July next, when the certificates of the new stock will be issued. All new shares not taken by the stockholders by December 35th will be sold by auction at such times as the directors shall determine, and any premium obtained at such sale will be divided among the stockholders entitled to such shares, in their proportion. We annex a statement exhibiting the quantity of car tain articles imported into Great Britain for the first eight months of 1846, compared with the corresponding period in 1845. The table contains the principal staple articles of importation from the United States: ? Imports into thk United Kingdom or Greet BaiTAiN. ... 1?U. 1145. 1116. Animals, liviog?Oxen U bulls.No. 1,442 5,816 7,242 Cows 538 3,093 10,946 Calves 46 462 1,325 Sheen 344 3 783 35 54S II Lamb*... 15 105 2.258 Swine and hogs 186 * 401 I,2l2" B coil, cwt 52 19 1,514 Barilla and alkali, ton* 1,756 2,271 945 Berk for tamer* or dyer*, cwt.. 383,590 350,099 315 977 Beef, salted, not corned 80,321 (1,102 138,4)9 Beef, freih, or slightly united.,. 1 1 307 Batter 123,467 160,730 148,006 Caoutchouc ? 2,64 1 3,270 I hee?e 114,958 154,531 174 692 Cocoa, lbs 2,326,468 1,615,726 1,613,968 Coffee, ol British poueasioL*.. 15.509.819 11,251,632 12 843,767 Foreign 10,356,798 14,OCT,911 12,776,137 Tot I of coffee 25,866.617 25,279.543 25 (19.901 Cora?Wheat, q'l 942 (08 250,257 1,090,664 Barley 595,9>0 285 4 32 125,933 Oat 192,273 361,731 505,389 Bye 12,553 303 820 Peaa 82,618 38,970 72,19* Beaui 95,629 1.0,772 171,735 Maixe, or Indian corn 13,(14 47,367 412.8(1 i Buckwheat 187 1,772 1,041 Malt ? ? Wheatmeal or tiour, cwt.... 641,955 261,387 2,177,972 ! Oatmeal 2,112 2,345 1,523 Indian meal .. 106 ? 96,127 Buckwheat meal ? ? 10 Tallow, cwt 296,937 311,148 268,826 Tar, Imta 4 651 4,750 4 937 Tobacco unmanufactured, lb?. 11,474.234 10,349,976 16,617.374 Manufactured and anuff... . 537,330 1,160 942 1,313 443 Turpentine, commou, cwt.... 320,428 300,080 233,791 Tea, lbs 24,211,724 38,502,(57 37.514,283 Cotton cwt 4,512,926 5,390,481 3,446,9(5 Wool, lb* 43,874,706 46,134,'78 44,329 466 rork.aalted, cwt 17,177 38,537 37,838 Hice, cwt 244,504 345,388 510,423 Rice, in the hash 36,624 43,092 37,436 The importation of proviaiona into Great Britain, thia year, (how* an mere tee of nearly one hundred per cent on the quantities imported ia 1845. More than double the quantity of ffrain, and about nine time* the quantity of flour and meal,have been imported thif year; and four timei the quantity of grain, and ten time* the quantity of flour and meal, have been cleared for con, sumption this year compared with laat. The following comparative table ahowi the move, ment in breadstuff's in Great Britain thil year and last. Ietoxtation and Consphsvtiow or Brcadstuffs in Great Britain. Grain, J-c. Imported. CVdforcont n Jan J to Sept. 5. 1*46. IMS. 1*44. 1841. an. org. org. org. Wheat 1,091,664 *10*47 1,812,748 78 076 Indian Corn 411,861 47 367 411,227 31.011 AU other kinds 877.116 798,980 761,126 660,316 Total impo'ts.... 1,38),611 1,096.664 3,643,101 773,113 ctrf cwt. cwt. not. Flour 2,177 972 261,387 2.810,86* 266,280 lnjiaii meal 96,127 ? ' 93,9(1 ? O.'tmeal 1 123 2,341 1,013 1,101 Buckwheat mini It ? 12 ? Totals 2,271,631 263,732 2,961,212 267.71', The clearance* for cononmption in the flrit eight month* of thi* year greatly exceed the importation. The increase in the clearance* of tea for consumption i* pretty good evidence that up to the 6th of September the consuming classes generally were in a very prosperous condition. Since that time the price of breadstufli has advanced so rapidly, and to such an extent, that tha consumption of luxuries, such as tea, he., will for a time be materially diminished The quantity of foreign wool of all kinds retained fo consumption, in the markets of Great Britain the pre sen year, is fully 3,000 000 lbs. less than last year ; which i, rather a serious thing, considering that this deflcienc) co-exists with an unusual small produce of home wool and also a small stock in second hands, especially o clothing wools, as the following table shows Jan. 1 to Sept. 5. 1816. 1841. 1614, lis. Ibg Ibe Imported 44.329,466 46 134.778 43,874,78 Deduct re-ei,oned I.8H6I* 1.616,1** 1.014.9(1 ..iw.niu .<> uuran cuuiuin u. ?<,? ].oil H ill IH 4'i,?l?,79 Tlie e a port of Kngliah wool* during the acme period has been 1*46. lilt. Ill) ? ? ? Jan. J to Sept. 5 111,351 313,761 177,Oi But while there ie thi? deficiency apparent in the uif ply of wool, the accompanying table exhibit! a very ? rioui decline in the amount ol ex porta of woollen mam facturei from the United Kingdom, the deficiency in tli prcient year being about one million and a half upo 1844, and more than one million on 184A,thm WooLLcn ManuracTuaci Exported from Great Britain. Jan 3 to Sept. 5. 1146. 1143. 1144. ? ? ? Yarn 558,8C8 682,168 611 3 Minn fact a red good. 4 601,699 5,367.349 1,131,1 3.160.507 6.149.357 6,765,1 Nearly one half cf the aggregate quantity of wool in por'ed into Oreat Britain come* from the colonial peaar aion* of the kingdom. Of the foreign aoureei of luppl South America *tandi firit and Oermany next. The ii portationa from the United 8t*te* are very limited cot pared with thoie from other countriel; but thia trade ripidly increaaing, the import! of wool into Oreat B tain from thii country in the firat eight monthi of 18< being 13 '0 halei Rgainit 137 for the lame period of 18i allowing an incroaae equal to three hundred per cent. 4M<9 atora Kxrnaiig $1,360 Ohio 6a, I860 91V 40* aha Harlam KB t _ * $ ,? 00 do H50 9 s 213 do bl# * $7,8<I0 do 1136 92 106 do b4ma 3i $3,inin do b60 il 100 do 0W J $3 000 do 1870 93 V 109 do l>? 5 $. mifl Ohio7a 9?V 113 Nor k Wor BK 6 17 0 0 I'eun 3a a70 681? 341 do $2 ( 00 Reading Bda 71 100 do 06* ? I73aha Virk bon Bk 7 2?0 do M0 ? 100 Kaime a' Treat blO 23* ?0 do blO 6 100 N A Truat b?e 7 100 do 30 Canton Co 19 134) da alt l'.O do !60 28V 25 do 130 do aio tlx 5* Reading BR ' 13 Ohio I-ife k Trait 9a 18* do "M 115 Long 1.1 RR Ik M do ba* M8 do M9 21 100 do 309 do b45 ? 100 do 636 do bl$ M M* do i?? I

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