Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 27, 1846, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 27, 1846 Page 2
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. ijiuh II I IIIIJMB??? .YEW YORK HERALD. ?w York, Friday, November '47, 1M?. ' tm ~ -T j THH WEEKLY HERALD. OUR LOCAL ILLUSTRATIONS. &c., Ac. Thii sheet will be ready to morrow morning. 8 o'clock. The oontents will consist of the official despatches of General Taylor and his offl cers, m regaru to uie raiting 01 ^vionierey, mciua- , irjg General Worth's; the latest news lrora the i army ; the lull accounts and the official despatches relative to the gallant achievement by our navy at T*basoo, and the capture of several prizes; a full report of the Van Ness case; the I t: -st n-rlitical uit-.-lhvence from ull parts o! (he country, and ihe commercial, financial, and misce'iunioUs mutter of the week It wl'.l be illustrated by two splendid engrav- ! ing? of the two most fashionable dry goods stores : in thi3 city?Stewart's and Beck's?and one representing Herr Alexander, the gteat magician, committing suicide. Price 64 cents. The Corn and Cotton Speculators?The Progress of Pj1lore? Speculation Kzplodcd. Since the arrival of the Acadia, from Liverpool, with commercial advices to the 4th inst, there has been a very gradual but steady decline in quotations for all kinds of breadstulTs, and speculators have kept themselves rather quiet. We cannot satisfactorily account for this sudden collapse in the market, or in the opeiations of these speculators. There are many of our brgest ships loading with flour, grain, and provisions of all kinds, for Europe, both on foreign and domestic account, and there appears to be no falling oil" in the shipmenu, notwithstanding the inactivity of speculators. anipmenU [can naw be made upon more favorable lOrmi than a few weeks since, and a decline of a few shillings in the prioe of flour in this market, would moke the exporting business , decidedly profitable to what it has been for some time past. It is our impression that those who went so deep into the business at the top of the market, will be pretty thoroughly used up, and that those who arc now engaged in the business, ! will reap all the harvest. Higher prices for all i khidsof brcadstufls, not even excepting corn, have been realised, tlntn we shall again experience this oomtnercial year, and those who have parted with their supplies, (be they producers or traders,) have availed themselves of an opportunity superior to any we can anticipate. The deficiency inthe harvests of G. Britain and of Europe generally, has been very much overrated There is not that scarcity of the staff of life, the thousand reports which have reached us induced many to believe. The first effect of the state{ raents in relation to the supply of food in Europe, and tboso in relation to the supply required to meet the demand for consumption, was such as to inflate prices so rapidly, that they soon arrived at a point far above shipping rates. Notwithstanding this sudden inflation in prices, and the difference against us, compared with those cur. rent in England, shipments to a very large amount were made in anticipation of an advance on the other side, sufficient to wipe out the existing difference and pay a profit. These antic ipa uons nave not ueen rcanzeu, ana many nave t>ecn completely ruined As a general, and so far as the operations of this season are concerned,we might say, as a universal thing, those who have been satisfied with making sales in this market, have made the most money. The speculation in breadstuff's is about over for this season and the business will, hereafter, be cofidMCted;iipon more legitimate principles, and be confined more to those regularly engaged in the trade. The speculators, as ? class, have made about as much out of this movement, as they usually do, and have bought their experience at the usual price. Ths speculation kt ootton is based upon a more solid and substantial foundation. We are able to get at the facts in relation to the supply of the raw material and the probable demand for consumption, better than we cua in r</lation to the extent of the grain crops of Europe, and wo have, therefore, more data to form our conclusions upon. The consumption of the raw material in Great Britain, depends very much upon tae price of breadsiutfs in the United Kingdom. There is no doubt but that the consumption of cottou will, from this cause, be materially diminished, but to a very limited extent, compared with the diminish Estimates in regard to the cr p now coming in, ] are as thick as molasses, but it would bo well lor nil those interested to be very careful about these ! things, at this early day, as it is impossible to arrive at anything near accuracy. These estimates ' range Irom eighteen hundred thousand to two millions ot bales. Mexican Letters or Marque.?By tho last accounts from Mexico, it appears that the government of that country have issued three hundred letters of marque, and transmitted them to Havana by the British steamship Tay, there to be distributed to persons disposed to embark in privateering on the commerce of the United States- i The Mexican government knew lull well at the 1 time it issued these commissions, that none ol j their own people had vessels suited lor privateer- | ing, and to get over the ditiiculty, tliey attached to : each naturalization papers, conferring upon all j who accepted them, the privileges of Mexican ! citizens. This was done as an inducement to foreigners to equip vessels and murder our citizens and destroy our commerce. We think it very likely that Almonte will be ranch disappointed, if he thinks tlu: those lett.-rs of uidrque will be accepted and used by foreigners. Privateering is at best an extremely hazardous business, and ; requires the greatest caution 011 the part of those ? ui i>. A uc iaw Ul uuiions is expuciin requiring certain conditions to be followed, in order to entitle a privateer to be distinguished from a pirate. If these pre-requisitos are not complied with, privateering is nothing but piracy, and all engaged in it are liable to be hanged as pirates. Every foreigner who engages in priva- | teering under these letters of marque and naturalization papers is, in the eye of the law, a pirate, and will be hanged as such, as sure as he is ; captured. In case, however, that privateers are fitted out in this manner, there is but one course left for our government to pursue, and that is to hang every inanof them. It would be well to issuo a proclamation to that effect immediately, as a ( warning of what may be expected, nnd if, alter that, a privateer shall be captured, ns 110 doubt all would be, to hang the whole crew, all but the Mexicans, from the captain to the cook. Let one severe example of this kind be made, and we sdiall never be troubled with them afterwards. The Spanish govern- I ment has given us assurances that they will keep a strict watch on all their West India }>ossessions, and prevent, as much as possible, any vessels i from being fitted out as privateers in their ports This will in a great measure prevent persons from engaging in this business there. . vntAMSHii' Urkat Wb*tshn.?Th's favorite steamship, under the command of Captain Mat- | thews, sailed yesterday atternoon at two o'clock, or Liverpool. She will not return to this poit again this year. Between now and spring she will undergo a few alterations and repairs, and he ready in May, we hope, to visit these shores once more. an fi?HT?? Mwrajfieut* ot Genex?l ImU Tha movement of this o.Hcar are now attract< ine general attention. We find the following re* laiive to htm in our excharge papers The Washington correspondent of the Haitimore American says ? Genet al Scott and hia itutf are ordered to Mexico, to give additional spirit ami <lir"ctioa to the amy Thii new movement ii the result o( the recent communication. and conference! of which I made mention in my let. ter of thia morning and have grown out of recent events in Mexico, and aJvicea from the head-quarters of the army. Oeneral Scott waa to leave in the mail boat thia morning. and has probably gone. His destination is Tampico, but with large additional powers to control his actions whan upon the ground. Krotn both the Navy and War Departments, I learn that avery preparation it making for au attack upon Tampico The force commanded by Major Oeneral Patter, sou will march from Matamoras, down by tha coast, through Tamaulipaa. Tne Philadelphia United Slates Gazette, of yeaday, says:? General Scott and suite p??s#d throngh thia city yea* terdsy in?rriirg. with his buagng*. for New York, where be will take i-ai.Hge to the ate'.mer Southerner, which leaven immediately lor Charleston Krom thence he will ptoceed direct to iho place of hia intended operations. Tine.Spuing Camp a ion for the Hnos Paws? Tt e democracy are fairly in the field, preparing for the next spring election. Already have the Tammany fathers issued their mandate lor Em election of three delegates to the Tammany General Committee?five to the Young Men's General Committee ; and also for the election of a committee for each ward, with a view to secure the regular nomination for charter offices next spring. From what we have learned.it would seem that their late defeat in the State has not tended much to unite the different sections of the party, or to soften down the asperities that have grown up between them. A fierce struggle is now being carried ou between the old hunkers and the young democracy?each striving to obtain an ascendancy for their respective parties in the committees?how the struggle will end, we are not prepared to say. It nnmna nfT nn Tliotnlau ovitninir nnr r n ml {4 wa can place any reliance on the declarations of some of the parties, it may not he a struggle of words only. _ Navigation in New York.?The exteme cold , weather of yesterday, it is feared, has closed the ! canals of this State. It is to be hoped that the ! bulk of the broadstuirs, tn route to the Atlantic, ! reached tide-water before this oold snap set in. The following table will show the time of the ! closing of the Hudson river and the Canal for a J series of years:? River. Cenal. 1830 Dec. 22 Dec. 33 183 1 Dec. 2 Dec. 1 1833 Dec 31 Dec. 31 1833 Dec. 13 Dec. 13 183 4 Dec. 13 Dec 13 1833 Nov. SO Nov. 30 1836 Dec. 7 Nov. 26 1837 Dec. 14 Deo. 0 18S8 Nov. 33 Nov. 24 1839 Dec 18 Dec. 16 1840 Dec. 6 Dec. 3 1841 Dec. 19 Nov. 30 1843 Nov. 28 Nov. 28 '1843 Dec. 10 Nov 30 1844 Dec. 17 Nov. 36 lb45 Dec. 3 Nov. 29 According to this, the canal has closed by Nov. 27th, in 1836, *38, and '44 it appears that December 1st has been about the average time of the olosing in the last sixteen years In that period the canals have not closed earlier than the 25:!i instant. Packet Snir Sir Kohkrt Peel. ? Yesterday, j being a holiduy, a much larger assemblage than is usual on such occasions, had collected to witness the launch of this vessel, which was to have taken place at 3 o'clock. Owing to the low state of the water they were doomed to be disappointed, as it wi 1 be seen by an advertisement in another column, that her launch was necessurny postponed until this aficrnoou. Musical Intelligence. Camillo Sitori?The magic wand of the master violinist is again to weave a chain of musical sweetness around the senses of thousands this evening at the Tabernacle; and we only fear that its area, capacious as it is, will fall far short of accommodating all who wish once more to hear the inimitable performer Though be has 1 in himself talent sufficient, we should think, to satisfy any audience, yet, with the moJesty of true genius, he has secured the aid of various talent, such as, perhaps, never before was combined in our city. The music selected, ; it will he seen, offers fair specimens of the compositions i of the new and the regular scheol. Wo shall have the ' capriccioi of Taganini, the concerto of Spohr, and the overture to " Zaira" by Winter. What the former will be, we know from experience, and the infallible baton of Rapetti guarantees the correctneas of the latter. Hivori and Rapetti will, beside*, execute one of Mauler's duets with orchestra accompaniments. De Beguis will sing a duet with Signorm Pico, from the opera of " II Turco in Italia;" with Misa Northall fiom " L'Avaro and a terxetto from " II Fauatico," with both the above nami d children of song. Signora Pico, by request, will sing ' Til Sadunga," a Spanish song. Mr*. Loder will give us two of her tavorite airs. Last, though not least, we are to hear Tlmm and Julos Fontana in a piano duet. If the lover of muaic finds nothing in this variety to suit his particular taste, we envy him not his fato. We understand this is the last time we are to have an opportunity of hearing Sivori previous to his departure fer the South If so, let his farewell triumph this evening he witnessed by as many ot his friends as can gather within the walla of tho Tabernacle. llcisai Hrsi.?The "empercr pianist," as the Southern critics, rendered enthusiastical by the influence of the great composer's genius, have christened him, appen:* to have been quite as triumphant in Philadelphia and Baltimore B< in UllSGliy. .1UI la uia aurrvm auiiMun^, when we take into consideration, not only his own won derful execution on the piano, but that for many year* hi* composition* have been the standard studies in every music room Combining originality, beauty and power, in both what he gives to the eye and to the car, he is regarded, as is his due. amongut the best of musical authors, as well as performers. A critic in Philadelphia justly says:?" Heir's playing ii the very quint- ssence of grace, chastity and correctness. With so little striving after astonishment, you are astonished at the pleasure he gives you. llis touch is extremely flexible and fleshy; his fingering light and marvellously distinct ? He possesses much power, hut uses it only as it ought to be?as a contrast to his genrnl style of playing, which may be considered as a mo 1st that may he attained, but which very few, if any, will ever do. ' So vou ought to play, and not otherwise." ' We learn that lie gives another concert in Philadelphia to-morrow eveniug. Next week, we understand, he will be with us once more. Irish busisus.?Mr. Lovar promises a rich and agreeable entertainment to all whom he will have the pleasure of seeing this evening in Palmo's Opera Ilouse This is the last time, we believe, that this gentleman will appear before the New Vork public. Ho will give, on this occasion, hi* much admired entertainment?" The Outlaws"?" Kxiles of F.rin"?the " Irish Fishermen," and " Shamui O'Brien " We do not conceive it seerstary to say n syllable in praise of Mr Lover, for his fame it already well established We desire, however, to acquaint the public that this is the last opportunity they will have of hearing Lim delineate, by verse and prose, the peculiarities of his countrymen, in his own beppy manner. We doubt not his atuitory will be as laige as on any former night. Movements of Travelled. Yesterday's arrivals, by no means inconsiderable, are comprised lully in the following extracts from the respective registries AM>aicA!t.?S. Haskell, Dutchess co ; Mr. Hill, New York; F Lsnton, New Ilochells; J Hitchcock, Dnlfaln; Mr ismi'h, Albany. E. Billing*. Boston; J. Day, Flotilla; J. ?v uonaino, ?vn.; i. .ikuviiuu, ?gruiueiuuin}. Anon?A. Stewart, Tn.; C. Ilayt i. doj J Long, do; J. Grant, New Jersey; C. M'Kenzie, Cincinnati; J. Adams, Wilmington; J I icrson. Princeton; J. Miller, l.'tica; J. Germain, Burlington; S.Meyer, Albany; H. Spragtie, Gibraltar; J. Spraguo, do; M. Williams, Syracuse; O. L. ban borne, Ionian*, J Cothbeitaou, Montreal; E. Burcb. Oswego. E Clarke, Troy; J II Wallack, England; J. Weld, Albany; H. Collin, Poughkcepsie. Cttv?J Graham, Miila; Maj. Gen. Scott, 1'. S. A.; M. Betkman, Westchester; K. Watla, New Yolk; W. Cott, Ancaater; C. Bowman. C. Oeiilver; Pnila FitsfBtne?W. Stonow, Troy; \V. Mfise, Louiaiana; Capt. Gorham, New York; N Benjamin, H. Palmer, J. Cardura, L. Smith, St. Thoma*; J Hi.hop, New Brunswick; J. Mill*. W'nite Plain'; A D. Weld. Botton. liowiKD-II. Hotchkiaa, Auburn; J. Tilde o. Troy; R. Milliard, J. Hall, Va; J. Cummin', N. Tellinghart, J. Smith, Mr Smith, II Coa, Ci. Dorey, tiasaengera by the Margaret Evana, Irom LonJon; A. Gardner. Troy: H. Brefort, Stamford; H Ron.aine, Hampshire; R. Baker Ooeton; G Patteraon, Pnila; N Clifford, Maine; E. Urowne, Canada; W Tompkins, Phila; U Hayes, Ball' more; J White, Boslon; J. Montgomery, I'tics; J. Norton, Rochester; V Lane, .Montreal; H. Stole, N J; W. Kovoe, New YoiK. Religion* Intelligence. The Pott says that the Rer. Darius R. Brewer, of Concord, N. II., has screpted the uuanimons invitation of the i oriKira'ion of Ti inity church, Newj>ort, R. I, to become the Rector, hi the place of Rev .Mr. Hell, resigned. Vbi-fttrtwi, 1**11 Tltgsfti.?" Mag Juha " <lM? iboihar c:*Vi .t ad sudtaaoe lut availing, and, indeed, it sealai to Incraaaa in internet with every representation. We ire woll plowed that it meets with each success, for the enterprlie and liberality of those engaged in its producbou are deserving of all (he credit that may lie lieatowed upon it One of it* chief end peculiar merits is the die cipllna end training evident hi the action ol the aupernu mt-ruries, who. msteed of being, as they generuliy ate, but mere walking s ooks, to Ml up gap*. here become a part, and a not uninteresting part either, of the play. Mr. Keen's endeavors in this respect have bt-eu orewn ed with complete success To-night " King John " will be again performed, end to ell, cit.zens or strangers, we would advise a study of this drama, as produced at the Park. As a faithful representation of the day* of John of Knglend and Philip of France, it ncedt more than a casual witne sing Buwear Thbatrc ?This popular place of publie amusement was crowded last availing to excess The highly attractive bill of no lees than four splendid pieces e juld not fail to draw a vast crowd; and seldom has tha house prevented such an army of beauty sud fashion as -lid the boxeaof the Bowery last evauing, "Aladdin" whs the first purforinsuoe. in which Da Bar's Kasrac. was very ueli represented, end >lrs. Beoth perfumed the pait of Aladuin with great effect. The " Lady of ihe Lake" whs next piuduord Mr. Neefle performing the pert of Khoderick Dhu, end Mr. Clerk, Kitzjames, with their uiu.ii ability * he " Two Oiegoiies"' end " Robert Macaire" followed, drawing out the full power of the company. In the " Two Uregoriea," Mrs Sergeant's Mrs. Gregory wu performed with much naivete Xhe , Misses Vallee in the course of the evening da need a grand pai d- d*uz. This megniiioent treat, when the townees of the price ie considered, lellecti the highest credit 011 Mr. Jaekson, as seldom has there been presented a bill so attractive en one evening. We' are happy to perceive that in order to add further to the attractions nightly produced here, that Mr. Murdoch, the great American tragedian, is to appear on Monday evening next. This will indeed be a treat; and it is gratifying to witnsss tha bumper houses that nightly fill " Old bowery," in testimouy of a proper appreciation of the able and liberal management of Mr. Jackson. At. lianas.?This is the last evening but one of Herr Alexander's engagement, and thoae who have not yet witnessed the wonderful exhibition of his magic power, should not lot theso last opportunities go by, without vi" siting the Alhamra. Ha introduces in his eatsrtalnments experiments in natural philosophy, chemistry, optics, pneumatics, including several feats never before attempted by any legerdemdnic artist Hit powois of deluding are indeed extraordinary. There is also instrumental and vocal muaic to add to the variety at this pleasant resort. Bowaar AssrHiTHSATaa.?Kemp's grand pantomime was produced here last evening, before a full and admiring body of spectators. It was a really magnificent affair, and tha whole was loudly applauded by the house. The circus preaentsd a perfect "jam." ? ! Every nook and corner was well filled up. Mrs. Camilla Hanlanar. in har Aitnniflhinir annaatriun foat draw forth round* of applause. Mr. Kemp alio astonish d the whale ring by Ins extraordinary ability, and Carlo also exceeded himself in his barrel trick. The entire performance of the evening passed offin a highly credit able manner; and the admirers of fine athletic sport had a rich treat at this popular place of public amusement last evening. Rathcnb and Waking's Mknaockie.?We understand Ibis extraordinary collection of living natural curiosities will leave this city in a short time for the south. Since its sojourn in this city it has been visited by many thou' sands, and none have gone away disappointed. Mr' Tierce's performances with the Nunidian lion, the Brazilian tiger, leopards, and other wild beasts, are of deap interest, showiug, as they do, the power which man possesses over the most fearless of the brute creation. For children this establishment is fraught with instructive lessons in practical natural history. City Intelligence. Thanksgiving Dat ?The celebration of yesterday was universal throughout the city. The shops were ali closed and the churches weie all Ailed, it was a real thanksgiving day. and most of our citizens went to exchange a 11 leuulv greeting with their friends. Several of the fire and military companies went on target excursions, and Dioadway was alive with fashionables. The weather was cool and bracing, and the sudden visit of Jack Frost seemed to operate with lively effect upon the , citizens in general. e noticed several fire companies. ( who marched in fine military style, headed by excellent bands. The Wright Guards?the Washington Guards, ! (Brooklyn) ?Hose Company No. fi?Marion Guards? ' Protection volunteer companies, nro companies Nos . | 4, 3, and 8, together with several other companiea, went on target excursions, and enlivened the quiet monotony that usually prevails on holidays in our city, in marching through our streets. The omnibusses made a regular harvest during the day. as they were kept in constant requisition, nciug rilled to their utmost capacity, each fully freighted with passengers. Several horses tell on the streets, in consequence of not being properly shod for the ioe, the streets being slippery. The little boys, too,on their sleighs, had alto a holiday in welcoming the first visit for the season 01 Jack Kiost In the evening the theatres wore well filled ?and the various plaoes ot public amusement wore all crowded to excess In fact, yesterday was a holiday in its fbliest meaning?as, after visiting the vanous places of public worship, and offering up the gratetul homage of the heart lor 'ho blessings of a rich | | and bountiful harvest which we have enjoyed, and I which not alone enables us to adminster to our own comforts but to the wants of others, many of our own citizens went tu the various places of public amusement in the evening, and enjoyed themselves in a manner woithy 01 the festivities of lh? day. Ths Weathkb.?The thermometer yesterday ranged as low as -lb deg., and about 3 o'clock at Ruskton'a, iiroadway, stood below freezing point. It blew hard Iroui the N. N. W. about four o'clock, and several casks of flour ware seen floating in the river. Some canal boats were upset at the foot of Whitehall street, baing laden w ith tluur. and several were busied in rescuing barrels irom the water One man, after succeeding in rescuing two casks, applied to the owner lor some remuneration, and was very unceremoniously iefused ; upou which the man very deliberately threw the 1 flour again into the river, before a crowd who had col- ; lected and seemed to be plaised with the act. borne of the group cued out, "beived him right" Several barrels were taken to the hrst ward sta'ion bouse, and the finders expressed themselves determined to put in a claim for salvage. J he water ' was blown, in many places, over the wharves; and was blown up ever the Buttery, tendering it impossible to enjoy a walk ther% The lerry bouts, were tossed about too, and had to encounter the severity of the storm, the water washing over them frequently, particularly about 4 o'clock. Yesterday was, indeed, the first real winter's day we have had. Militant.?First Regiment N. T. 8. Volunteers, Col. [ Wsrd B. Burnett. VV hai i*Jthe Common Council about in i relation to this fine regiment f It certainly must be Tery ! difficult for the officers, unaided, to pa^ all the expenses ! of raising so large a body of men. Will New York be i outdone by Mobile, New Orleans or Natchez ? Let them show some of that patriotism that they displayed : three mouths ago. We would advise all those young i men of the Second Ward, who with to volunteer in the Kiist Regiment, to join Company 0, Capt. Taylor; he ; and his officers are gentlemen and line lellows. lloud : quarters Araorican Hall and the Ion, in Fulton street, i corner Rydera Allay. Uar.at 9ai.ii or Rial Esrst.?We would call the J | attention of capitalists or of any desirous of possessing safe : I and valuable propeity, to the advertisement, in another column of a sale ot two hundred lots in the 1 ith Ward, of this city. The neighborhood is oDe of tne best in the ; city, the land well laid out and improving steadily in value. The term, of the sale appear te be very easy lor , the purchasers The sale takes place to-day at the Meri chants' Exchange, and maps of the property can be seen at the o111 jo of Thomas Addis Emmett, Esq., in William I stieet. AroiDi NT ?-A horse, which was attached to a mslk' wagon, fell at tbo coiner of Bowery and tiraud street, yesterday, and broke iu leg. The pour animal seemed to suffer a good deal. The owjersof horses should have them frost shod, and extend to the poor animals the ordinary rights ol'humanity in this weather. Another ? A horra and wsgon fell into a sower on 17th sti. et, Ad avenue, yesterday, and tho horse suffered much injury, and the wagon was broken. The corpoiation will havo to compensate the owner. This is the filth or sixth accident of the kind that has occurred on the avenues within the last few mon'hs; aud our city , lathers would find it more safe and economical to have I tbeie sewois properly rrj mred, than to feel themselves compelled to mulct the city for their neglect in this particular. Accidiist to a Nt* Yon* Tilot.?YVe regret to learn that Mr H . Nelson, one of our most indcf .tigahle Idiots, met with a serious accident yesterday, while pioling the baik Chancellor to sea It appears that while Mr. W. was going forward, when at the windlass, he by some accident slipped, and, In tailing, his leg turning under him, was broken below the knto. Sivtu racM D*ow!?i"cfi.?A man nanred W. B. Harwood u ai saved from drowning yesterday morning by officers O. W. Myers and (leorge Nichols. It? fell into , the Kast River, 1st ward. Several lives hsve been lately saved in this locality through tho assiduity and vigilance of the police, who deserve every credit for their rigilacce about iho wharves. Cohoscs'i Orsics.?Li'd in a Fit ?Tho Corner held an inqueat yesterday, at the 4th ward station house, on tho bo. y ot an unknown boy, about IS years of age, wlio.it appears, w as in the Chatham Theatre yestorday afterneon, attending a day performance, when he sua denly tell in a tit aud was taken to the stution-house and placed in the kind care of < aptain Smi'h, who procured medical aiJ, but the poor bov died iu 11 short time after being brought into ;he station house. He was dressed in n brown sack coat, dmkcassitncre pants, black cloth cap, and a pair of fine boots. Alsojon hie person, a email ail ver Lepiiio watch aud gilt chain, and 75 centa in his |>ocket, he is a slim boy, rather tail and small feature*, and ger.teel appearance. The Jury rendered a verdict that the licensed came to his death by a |tit of apoplexy insulting from a fit of epilepsy. The body and property still remain in the charge of Captain Smith at the 4ih Ward Station House. Found /frowned ?The Coroner held an Inquest at King's bridge, yesterday, on the body of a colored man, found floating in Spuy ten dtiyval Creek,who appears ?n drowned about three wi eks ago, while in company with hit itthrr, a resident of Westchester county The two were in a sail boat, which was run dawn and upset by a scow in the North hiver. Arrival, op Members of Congress?A number ot inumbers of Congre-E t ave reached the city, to await the opening ot tke Session on Mondey week, ttesides those heretofore mentioned, however, we have only heard certainly of tho phesenco in the city of tho lollowing Representatives : ?Mr Marsh of Vermont, Mr. Owen, of Indiana, and Mr. Hough, Mr. viaclay, and Mr. oouworth, of New Yotk.?Aef. Int'Uigriu tr, Moo M. i I HMHHB9nffiKMnHMMK0VlWn9Bk9ffiHVa"aa MVw luv.il* ' jfcMtW Liiei ?Mr Meets Y Mi, *t tU A"r? T*>k S*v appeared Wore Jastioe Msbottis again yesferday morning, snd preferred another complaint gainst the editor and proprietor* of the True .Sun. fur another libelloui article which appeared in yesterday i paper, (the True Sun.) effecting the reputation andetawdlng of Mr. Brash, charging him wi'h certain malpractices respecting communreationa between thla city ai d Boston, by the way of the msguetic telegraph. The bibsnnr n.mes were included in the affidavit of Mr Beach :?Hoiatio 8. Bartlett, editor, William H. Dimn>or?, publisher, Paul Morrill, John L Brown, Mr. Lmkin, ? Davis, ? Lawier, ? .McClure and John Thomas, all of whom are notified to aire in bail this fore noffn Highway Robbery.?Officer Wetaell arrested a fallow called Pttrick Oelvin,laat evening, on a charge of knock| tog down in the street a man by the name ot John WilliamioD, and robbing him while down of $6 Committed by Justice Osborne for examination. Probable Murder ?A man by the name of John Foley, having procured a bottle of rum for the purpose of keeping up thank wiving, after drinking up the liquor, broke his wife's lioad with the bottle, and knocked her dewu stairs, inflicting several severe wounds on her head end bodily injuries of so tevtrre & nature as to render her completely helpless. She was convey ad to the city hospital whe'ojhe lay in a very doubtful condition th^er VVa'son of tne Oth ward, arrested Foley, and Jus- | tic - Osborne committed him to the tombs to await the result. Juvenile ehop "UftereV?Officer Corey, 6f the 2d ward, arrested early yeaierJay meriting two small boys be twfen ten aud twehe years of uge. who were deteced

in the act of iteeling two bundles of irorv combs, valu<-d at $10, from the store of C. F. Williams, No. 07 Maiden Laue. The young rascah entered the store end purchased some pencils, and while there pocketed the combs. Justice Osborne committed them both for trial.(J bar re of Grand Larceny. ? Officer Joseph arretted, last night, a Water street girl, called Mary Waters, on a elinrgo of robbing a sailor, by the name of John Cornell, of $114, in bank bills and specie, while in house of rather disrepute, located at No 30d Watar street. Fortysix dollars of tha stolen money was recovered by the above officer, tha greater part from the person of the acoused. and the balance from Elisabeth White, the landlady of tha house where the robbery was cemmitted. Justice Osboru locked them both up for examination. Souper Exti aordinaire.?A short paragraph, with this head aiineared in our nsner. which would not have bean inserted If wehad teen it. We desire to state, however, that It bad no reference whatever to any gentleman of tha press, although worded in that way, and that the suppar waa simply given in payment of a bet between two police officers. Nsw Orleans, Nov. 16, 1846. Irregularity of tkt Mailt?A'sie 1 ork Election? Business ?*inutenenhi?Weather?St. Louit Cemetery, Sfc. The arrival of four baok mails was greeted this morning by hundreds who docked and thronged the avenues leading to the Post Office and Margan's Depot. Tbefre' quant failures, and tha exceeding irregularities of the mails, are the greatest sources of inconvenience to the people generally, and of incalculable injury to the mercantile portion of the community. The almost daily in" terruptions, and the very poor method adopted in assorting and delivering the papers and letters, are perhaps more detrimental to the general prosperity of New Orleans than can well be conceived,?and evon now, while the utmost interest is manifested in the issue of tha slec. tions, and in.'the nature of the momentarily expected news by the Boston steamer, the last mail due this morning, as is its wont, when any thing of importance is looked for, failed to arrive. Thus we are treated, grieved and annoyed, through the imbecility of this department of the government. This moraing's mail was the first received from New Vork for the past five days. The interest excited by the election in yeur State wa? manifested by the eaiger and hurried demands of hundreds for the Herald containing the returns as far as heard from- The reaction and complete overthrow of the democratic repine, has astounded even the most sanguine opponents of the defeated locos, who are now making all sorts of demonstrations of lov in their unexDeatsd and i brilliant auccaaa. Buainaaa opcrationa of almoat every nature are yet small, owing in a measure to the shallow condition of the viississippi and its various tributaries?the large class boats are not yet running, nor have many of the upper country planters or merchants mado their appearance. The city, nevertheless, is almost overrun with strangers, principally emigrants from the North of Europe, who continue to arrive daily by ship loads. The levee I presents quite an animated, and, to a stranger, really a novel scene?such forests of iqasts?such flaunting colors and flags, of every Ityle and nation ; busy men hurrving to and l'ro, intent on some scheme or speculation ; tho countless cumber of drays, with their long-iarod, dusty mules ; slaves laughing, jokiDg, or singing, are rolling sugar casks or tumbling bales of cotton; the din and confusion atoutthe bindings; steamboats thundering like so many volcanos, plunging and driving in every direction, deafening the senses with their herculean and mighty voices; crown this scene. It would not be a difficult matter to fancy yourself en the borders of the Styx. It is astonishing to me, as well as to uisny others, that so great a number of ships and sailing craft rendezvous iu this place, proverbial as it is lor the number of leeches it tapers, and the innumerable inconveuiuuces and re- . strictions that are placed upon every vessel arriving here. A ship is haruly in signt of the Balize before she 1 is bailed by a tow-boat, who desires to take her to the city. The bargain is made, and if she is a vessel of 7n0 tuns the tug i? entitled to the round sum of five hundred dollars. Not satisfied with one vessel, or five hundred hard dollars, he unceremoniously leave* his prize in I chase of one or two or three moie, while the captain ot ; tho tbip is compelled quietly to await the convenience ot the tug to biing him to town. The same inconvenience and'expense are attendant on her departure. A pilot raiel; ever comes on board before the steamer has I the ship in tow, and is guided iu her wake by the man at ' the wheel. The pilot therefore, has nothing to do, and seldom gives an order ; but remains about hali an hour, I ocketing the sum, 60, for a ship drawing fifteen leet?tile same rate on an outward hound vessel. The *uip or bark is not rightly moored ere h bill is presented by the harbor master to the amount of $ltS0, loi what lave hecides wharfingers' teas, municiimlitv Itva, and a host of other delectable extortioua, too numerous ton-cite. What a field ia here open for a line of ateam packets?*nch. tor imtance, ua the Cunard line, drawing aay sixteen leet, well conducted and staunch tea boata. with accommodations lor first and second class pa-sen gors But they must be something different to those teed Wkt'ts which buve been sent out here, and which have gone to pieces on iresh water swells The lair a~nd well ueseived n-putstion of tne New Votk shipbuilders, I regret to perceive, has suffered from the la'e of these I rail cralt, and it behoves them to muke more than one efluit, if they wiahto regain public confidence The contemplated line under the auspices of C. 11. Marshall, : will giva them an opportunity to ratrieve their lost ere dit. The progress muking in this important enterprise ia attentively watched by the morchants of this city. It need hardly be said that lour sea ships, with power to mako a pa-sage ia eight or nine day a with a tolerable degree of regularity, cannot but succeed. The advantages I in their favor ever a sailing cralt.particuluily in crossing the bars and stemming the tide in the Mississippi, are obvt011s But the most important project now on the tapis, and one which, when completed , will benefit beyond measure, : every branch ol tianc. making tho ties wnicli now ex ! ist between the two gtt commercial cities, lastiinr and indissoluble, you are awaic can be no otUir than the ! magnetic telegraph. Mr. llravo, the gentlemanly and i able propiietorot the commercial Kxchan^e ltouma of this city, ia the originator of this laudable aud respenaible undertaking, through whose unremitting exertions, it will In a tew months lie completed. It is to beiegret ted however, that the merchants do not take a greater ! interest in the matter, when its infinite importance is so ! well understood. Tho apparent apathy, and seaming indld'erouce with which <i>ey regard all enterprise, la a mutter of some speculation it is true tbey are ever ! ready with the money; but beyond this, every other action is spiritless, and strongly marked with a degree of lassitude, more peculiar to tne people of the tropioal regions than to citizous of the United States. We have as yet but few places of amusement The -fit. Charles opens to-morrow night with a northern star, whose name is not yet given to tne public; aud 1 understand, with but a mediocre company. The American is enjoying the lull tide of prosperity, crowded irom top to pit every night, Sunday included; under the management of Mr. c.H Thome, whose auspicious career in the Chatham of your city, is generally known Miss Josephine Chiton, 1 |>erceive, is announced at this estabhkhment. The Uileans or French theatre, with Mons. Lehman and his pantomime troupe, has been open to good houses during the past week. Mr. Kinart, the man.iger, has not jet arrived; be is shortly expected from Krauce, with a celebrated operatic company The weatner is truly delightful; tne atmosphere clear, warm and blight Not a shade or cloud dims its translucent purity t he foliage it rich and green?flowers of all kinds, in the moei luxuriant prolusion, fill eve y hedge, porch and window. The stranger should net omit a visit to the cemetery of St. Louis, where ho will see tti? memorable and touch gat Unas of flower*, to religiously and scrupulously ! practiced among the ancient komaus, (Jieciaus and I'ei' tiani, copied with additional solemnity by the Creole* 01 tin* city- The mod interesting period to viait thi* city ol the dead, i* on the leetivai of " AH hainta," a day ??t apart by the friend* ef thoie departed one*, whose morI tal remain* lie here, to make a pilgrimage to their l,.*t [ resting place I *a* one amoDg the thousand* who wit tiessetiine celebration, wbico, according to the lloman I Catholic cuttoin, was imposing in the extreme, full oi j the pomp and magnificence *o peculiar to the vatioua ' cerimoaat of thut church. The practice i* inneed pue: ' ical, touching and salutary. i he grave yard* ara visit ed, tomb* and inscription* renovated, atd the nieces j where loved end reepected one* have disappeared trom I the sorrowing gezo of cur vivori, are bedecked with garlaad* of delicate andfreeh flower*, making the rank atmospher* common to church yards redolent to the sense*, end emblematical, though faintly so, ot futurity. Thousand* thronged every street and avenue leading to the grave yard*. Among them were many who came but to look upon the mourners - they sceicely onter, ere a shadow may be seen to fall over eaon countenance ? Conversation goes on in whispers, and thought, busy thought, flies irom the trivial and tha present, to the past and Inture. The aemation* which a stranger feel* on entering thi* dead city, are melancholy, and yet plaao- i ing. A young girl, dreascd in darkest mourning, stand* gazing on a tomb, newly bedecked with her own hand*, I which are now clasped,and wrung together in ailent grief : A matron ?ob* aloud, refusing (olacr -a domestic, bend- j i mg with sad Rnd toerlul eye* over him who in lile he I served?a item old man, with paint brush in hand, work* j on the tomb ol some de|*ned one against obliterating < j years; gnef twitching at tha muscle* of his conn- i tens rice, niaartanges, for a moment, tneir settled I worldly aspect?ui. taers and' wives who have taken i o.n.on iron MM/ISf time at .111 uere as a dots, 1 an.1 makes it a pleasant business to arrange the!' showy | decoration*?unruly children escape I rum their colored ?e 1 rants to play around ibe tombs. The vagaries of fashion and important littlenesa of humanity look mora ri ncuious than ever, and minds possessed ot the least sympathy or feeling, are saddened, subdued and in ttructed. wmmmmmmmmrnmrnmrmeemmmmm UtUH from (1m Army. MifAiiOii, Nov. *1, lo*. Army Mtitutntl? Mounted SHflli' m4 all Seuh' Day. <f c , ft Thi* city i* beginning again to present an appearance decidedly warlike A'fine company of dragoon* arrived here on the evening of the 30th ultimo, and i? now en camped in the grand rquare The h>rae* are of a uni 10mi color, gr?-yt, Iirge and elegant. The Mexican* \ievv 'hum with wondei?the arrival of auch material <eema to convince the poor native* that they ere at war with a country which bat tome reaourcea left. They were under the impreiaion that all theaa ware exhausted in moving to the Rio Grande. Troop# are arriving daily?the three compenie* of the ad artillery, which j tailed in the thip Liberty from New York on the 11th of j Oct., landed at the Brazot on tha 30th. Col. Thomaa' ' mounted regiment of Tannetvee volunteer* it on it* . march from Port Lavaca to thit place, and will reach- . here to-monow The Quaitermatter, Lieut. C'hate, hea iinmente labor in anawering the many demand* that are made by these arriv It Good grazing if found io the < neighborhood, ou either fide of the rirer, but the Ameri- | can horse reqniivs more substantial fare The river it get- : rag low though there hut yet hem no serious difficulty 10 the navigation, skilful pilots touu learn the character j o> the stieam and atoid the barf, though thete are I changing Irom day today. 1 he reason of concentrating troops hereabouts, If, of course, unknown to ut You. generally, in the United States, have the best Inlotmntion of the designs of the fovernment. We look at the orders, for full and reliale information. A report was current in town last night that Tainpico had been taken by the fleet?though it was credited by many Mexicans, and also Americans, who have resided in Tampico for veers, I put no faith in it Yet, that the navy should make another atterapt.is not surpiising;they owe it to themselves to accomplish something to retain their hold upon our aff'ectious as the "favorite arm." Testarday wss all Saints' day, and the people were out in vest numbers. To-day the Cemetery is crowded with old and young, with lovely Senoritas 'and savage men, offering up petition* for those probationary departed spirits, whoso character in this world made doubtful their fate in the next. X. Y. Z. Rio Gaaxnx, Oct. 33, 1840. Sptcial Mtntngeri?Tht Ntw System of Warfmrt. Major Qrahain, of the Topographical Engineers, ar. rived at tha Brazos yesterday in the steamship Galveston. He come by laud to this plaoe, and the quartermaster despatched a boat with him to Camargo last night. Major O. is the bearer of despatches to General Taylor, and will muko all speed to Monterey. 1 ho nature of these despatches has been known in tk* United States for two weeks, and I need not name it. The new system of warfare will undoubtedly have a aost salutary eflVct upon tha Mexicans We must henoeforth take their houses, and assure them that their own government will not permit them to suffer for the rents. We must adept the practice of their own Generals' rsfiais of the Prefect efa District, or the Alcalde ef a town, so maay mules so much forage, so many bushels of grain, and give au order upon Santa Anna for payment Punish any omission er lailure with so much severity and certainty, that the people will find it more profitable to comply with all requisitions. We must bring these people to their senses. Orders came from head quarters for the advance of the companies ot regular troops which wore left here and at Koino-a. The inspector General, Col Belknap, is engaged on this duty. It present he is at St. Joseph's Islsud, with orders to break up that depot,and remuve all the sick to Kort Polk. Those fit for service to be sent forward to the army. mi company 01 tappers and miners arrived several ?'aysago. They encamped here, lor a short time, preparatory to the forward movement The ponton train, which, by the way, would be more useful in a country of rivers, it in perfect order and readiness for service. Would that it ned been here about the 9th or 10th of May last. We are now to have a war in earnest. If the "Napoleon of the West" would meet us on some fair field, the controversy might toon be decided. With 10,000 such troops aa he commanded at Palo Alto, (Jan. Taylor would be happy to meat all Mexioo in arms. X. Y. Z. DEATH OF MAJOR LEAR. We have received from the office of tlio Adjutant Oeueral of the artny the following copy of the order it sued by General Taylor, announcing tne death oi this brave and lamented officer lis adq u arte at Abmy or OcecraTioiv, Camp Dear Monterey, Nov. 1, 1846. The melancholy duty devolve! upon the commanding general, of announcing to the army the decease of Mej. W. W. Lear, 3d infantry, who expired yecterday of the wound received while gallantly leading his regiment in the action on the J 1st of Sept. A long and creditable service, commencing in the war of 1813, has thus been sadly but nobly closed Kind and gener-jus in his private relations, and, though feeble from the ravages of protracted disease, faithful, zealous, and efficient in the discharge ol duty, the relativesand friends i tained in hi* death no ordinary lose. The deceased will be interred at 4 o'clock P. M. thi? j day, with the honor* due to his rank. All ol&cera off duty are respectfully invited to attend his funeral at the ; headquarter* of hi* late regiment?the 3d infantry. By order of Major Geneial Taylor: W. W. 8. BLISS, Assistant Adjutant General. AFFAIRS IN MBXICO. [From the New Orlean* Times, Nov 17. ] We append the following letter from Vera Cruz, dated the 31st ultimo:? V*a* C'nuz, Oct. 31, 1846?A condocta arrived at Mexico on the 30ih ins ant, from Guanajuato,with about $1,dOO.OuO, so that money was again abundant there. Another has left San Luis de I otoei on the IGih init., lor Tampico, with upwards ol a million, and was to arrive at the end of the month. The British sloop Klectra has sailed to Tampico, probably on purjiose to receive on hoard the specie for shipment. Two private conducts* arrived here from Mexico, with silver bars and about 200,000 hard dollars. At the middle of this month, piivote letters from Mexico stated that Mr. Ban Who ad had offered the mediation of England, and that the Ministers had been in session for two days, to deliheiute ou the subject, but nothing further ha*trans)Led since. You will have had full details of the surrender of Monterey to the American troops. Gen Ampudia fell back upon Saltillo, but ha* since also been called to San Luis, where Santa Anna is oraaniaiuir a numerous irmr. Political intrigue* huve lately kept the city of Mexico 1 in much torment A partial change of the ministry ha* , taken place, Kejon (tiinisler of hoieign Affairs) having made room for Lifragua and Tacheco (of Justice, lie ) for Guerara In consequence ot these intrigues, the res- ; p -ctive ministers have issued a circular to the end of pro curing the re-union of Congress, if possible, before the | th December next. Gen. Salaa, it is reported by to- j day's mail, has repaired to Tacubaya. The state of affairs is again rather complicated. The movements ot the U. 8 Gulf Hquadron are conCn- , ed to an attack attempted on the 15th inst onAlvaiado, by the steamers (including the Mississippi) and several j gunboats, which proved unsuccessful, they being oblig- , ed to retreat. Another expedition, increased by some | more gunboats, left Anton Lizardo on the 17th inst. and ; the ships not having as yet returned to their anchorage, it is surmised they may have gone to Laguna to procure ] fresh provisions, which they are much in want of. The reinforcement of the so long expected large skips has,as yet, not arrived. Large bodiea of national gnat da have been armed j throughout the country, and mora are being organized 1 still t hese preparation* lorm the most important busi- 1 neaa of the day; there la much enthusiaam We shall i liavo a reinforcement here of such militia, from the other cities in this 8tate, and from Puebla Guaymy, it is reported from Mazatlan, has been taken by the Americans, but the report wants confirmation. The Explosive Cotton. We are familiar with the application of the various powers in use for the benefit of civilizad society?as ' i wind power, horse power, steam power, lie. tic. Let us uutv ukjuhu iuiu cuiiuu puwer In the early hiitory of the ateam engine mar he feund varioua experiments tome gunpowder in place of (team, for the motive or propelling power. We have in the city of New York, within the laet thirty yean, made aaveral attempt! to produce a rotatory engine for this pnrpoae, but failed from came* which may now ha remedied. The coiroaire effects of the exploaion of gunpowder in contact with iron and varioua other metal*, have had a fatal result, particularly on the moving joints, which were required to be kept air-tight under a pressure, and where ordinary packing ceuld not be used The foulness also was a serious inoonvenience to ovetcome, and the great danger of explosion, in our gradual supply to 1 the engine, could not well be obviated. In thia explosive cotton, all those objection* and difficulties are easily obviated, if we ant rightly informed If this cotton can he (as is sai l) carded and spun or loosely raped, we may have it entirely under our con- j trol, in the atipply of its great power. \n hundred Dorse power engine need not exceed the I weight ol'otie horse -hat supiKise it was that of ten j horses?what a vast field for our skill ami enterprise My models and drawings have been long nince buried 1 in the nibdish of year* gone by ; but the plan* are still i fresh in my memory, and 1 should be moat happy to communicate with, or Instruct any young artist who can oommnml the mean* to perfect this groat invention, lor | the pride and honor of our country. The mere publication of these biota, will set thousands ; to work at the discovery, and thereby my object is pert j Iv obtained, and to further it, my expelience is cheerfully offered. The news of this new application of cotton power will, probably, reach England, and spread throughout Europe as rapidly ai in our own country ; but we feer not the c.ompeii'ionof European genius with our own. They hsve given us the hint of the cotton power?we will give them the hint of its application, and go to work ; time will show who has tho native genious to win the prite. HANCOCK, Senior. The following table, taken *rom the Cincinnati jldrer/fser, shows, la a degree, the growing wealth oi tne W eat:? _ ? , Boat!. Ttnnnge. Corf. :!< i:m lot 31,600 $1,400,000 Cp to Sept 15/A, it 16. Cireinoati. J? 5fl?,50fl Pittsburgh,. M I,ISO 6J0 90 n 16,4 It $1,SS7,9B0 The rspittl expended In two years being about $? ,0041.000. New Work l?y h ver-Ysiik'O Doodle of thia week contains the ft st chapter of a sew wurk by 8 m| ^ uel Lover, entitled " Hindy Andy's i'nst-Bag." LI .JM.., liTifstiaa if ma Ohio Rivm. ^ FU**t Tmi I Ma**/ Jfeew Ojacln?d..... t .Nov .'0 ft., anil rising Wheeling Nov ft 9 in , rising, Pittsliurft .....Nor 'M 7 ft. and rising LOUi'Vilin Nov. 19 A It id., ?t stand ??!.. sff AiONK Y Ai.VKK.KT Thartdujr, Nor. Hii?6 P.M. This lift}' being Mt apart by tha Governor aad council of the Slate, as a day of thanksgiving and praise, tbo people have abandoned their usual buaiaesa vocations. There was. therefore, no meeting of either board of brokers, and we have no sales to report. At the close of the market yesterday, prices for Harlem were firm, with an upward tendency, hut the other fancies were very heavy, in several instances a decline was experienced. feThere has not been a very active demand for sterling exchange for remittance by the Great Western, but the rates have been pretty well maintained. We quota prima bills on London at m a 6t; per cent premium. Good bills beve, however, been ottered at X per cent premium On Paris, we quote 6f 4d>. a Si 40. Wa annex our usual table of quotationa for the princi* pal State and other etucki uted tor investment:? Prick* or Stocks in thk New Yor* Market. Hedeem- 1*48. 1848. 1848. ; Hie. able. Sept 88. Oct. 14. Jfac 86. Halted State*6 18M 108 atC?)i 166 ?? 107 a? " . 3 8853 96 ??T 96 a 88 86 a 97)4 New York, 7 1848-46 101)4*103 102 *184)4 101 alRl 6 1886-64-66 104 *104 ? a - 103 al06 6 1861-62-67 104**108)4 106 *106)4 Io6 >106)4 5)4 1860-61-66 99*al01 ? a ? 100 *103 6 1846-7-8-8 ? a? ? a? 97 * 80 " S 1860-1-3 96 a 9746 93 a ? 97 a 98 8 1865-8 96)4* 97* ? a ? 97 a ? " 5 1860-60-1 96*a ?7* ? a ? 9l*a 89X " 4* '849-68 94 a 96 ? a ? 94** 97 Ohio, 6 IS 60 93Va 94 ? a ? 93 a 93* " 6 1866-68 9J*a 94 93** 94 93 a 93* " 5 1850-56 83 a 86 ? - 83 a 86 ' 7 I860 103 *10234 10234*103 8016*180 Kentucky, 6 100 a ? 100 alOl 99\*I00 5 77 a 80 76 a 60 88a ? Uliaoia, 6 1870 33 a ? 33 a 84 33** ? Indiana, 5 3} year* 31 a S3 31)6a 33)6 88 a 33)6 Arkansas, 6 ? 35 a 40 ? a ? 30 a 33 Alabama, ? ?a ? ? a? ? a ? .5 6816a 66)6 ? a- 63)6*66 Pennsylvania,5 66 *? 67 67 a 6'* llya 69 Tennessee, 6 97)4 99 ? a ? 98 al08 N.York City ,7 1667 100 alio ? a? 109 alOf* " 7 1062 164)4*107)4 ?a? 103)4*104 " 5 I860 9J*a 94 94 a ? 93 a 94 " & 1868-76 94)4* 94)4 9A a 96 93 a 94 BkCom'eN. Y full 92 a 93)4 5^a 94 86 a 93)4 lcr? 94 *86 94 * 96 93 a 94 N. Y. Life Ins ft Trust Co. 106 alio 108 a ? 108 *119 Parmer. 1 .??(. * Tru.t Co. 35*s 35* 34)<a 35 83)4* 34 OhioLir* IkTrust Co. 94 Va 86 94 a ? 86 a ? OanR ol i]. S. in Peunsvl'a. 3)4* 4 3)4* 4 3)4* IV Boston k Providence Kail'd 108 *186 188 *199 ? *108)4 N Jersey K. R. It Trans. Co 191 *108 188 a ? 168 a? Mohawk It Hud* Railroad. 60)4a 51 51 a 51)4 81)4* S3 l) tie* It Schenectady Kail'd 113 *114 113 a? 113 *11334 Syracuse It Utiea Kailrpad. 108)4*111 191 *109 118)4*111 Anhuru It Syracuse Railr'd, 108 *103 100 * ? 101 *108 Aabarn It Rochester R. It, 98 a 9# 86 *180 110 a ? Reading Railroad, 0434a 66 84)4* ? 61)4* 68 Delaware It Hadaon Canal, 163 a - 146 *154 - a Read lag Railroad Bonds, 73 a 73)4 78 a 7334 78 a ? Reading Railroad Mtg Ida., 7834a 78 78 a ? 78J4* 78)4 There has been bat very little doing in these securities within the pest month, and pricee have experienced bat very little elteratien. Government sixes, eld stock, heve been firm at our quotations, end the new stock ha* been sold In small amount! at one end e half per cant premium. Congress convenos on the 7th of December, about tan daye hence, when we expect lome important changes will be commenced in thoie thingi affecting our political and commercial relatione. It la anticipated by many that the financial policy of the Government will be mo dified, that the apecie provieiona of the independent treaeury bill will be repealed, or materially altered. In conaeqnenoe of thia, there la very little diepoai tion exhibited to enter into any atock tranaaotiona, particularly thoae of a fancy character ? We do not agree with thoae who anticipate the lightest change in the leading featurea of the independent treasury bill. That .system haa not yet gone into operation, under the new bill; and with majorities in* both houses of Congress, similar to thoae of the last session. with the same head to the government, we have not the slightest idea that it will be modified in any shape, or any of ita restriction* ba reduced. According to the Independent Treasury bill, passed at the last session of CoDgreaa, the apecie clause will b* enforced on and after the first of January; and the party in CoDgreaa having the majority, ia the last one that would abandon the system adopted for the regulation of the finance* of the government, not only from the fact that it has not as yet beon tried thoroughly, but becauaa it la one of the leading principles of the party, and is a vary important point of the democratic creed. We believe that the new bill will not only go into operation in ita present form, but we believe its provisions will ba thoroughly enforced. The case of Letson and Ruttor vs. the Chesapeake It Ohio Canal Company, which has occupied the United Sta es Circuit Court, at Baltimore, for tome days, haa boon disposed of. was an action for damages, laid in the sum of $},0i)0,000, brought by the plaintiffs against the Canal ISUOJI'MIIJ wu luo ivuuwiu^ ^ivuuus ? uu U19 ?m v* Miy, 184), the director! ol tho company passed a reiolutio >, authorising the completion of their work*, and taking for proposal! therefor. Messrs. Letson and Rut termade proposals, which, on the 13th of May were ac* ce,ited by Gen. M'N'eil, the then President of the com' pany. At the next meeting of the directors ef the oom piny, on the Oth of Jane, the contract, entered into by Gau. M'Neil with Messrs Lotson and Rutter, was de' li ied by the c mpany; and an advertisement, as to the manner in whioh the proposals would be reoeived, pub* lished. in accordance with these terms, as made known by this advertisement, Messrs. Letson and Rutter made new proposals, which were accepted by Gen. M'Neil, and fully ratified by him. he possessing himself of the seeled the company, and affixing it to the contrect?all this being done without the knowledge, or previously ob. t lined consent of the board of direotors. This contract Wis ratified on the 18th of July, 1S43, and Messrs. Let* mate Rulter commenced operations immediately. On the 30th of July, aeven days after the contraot wai ratified by Gdh. M'Noil, the board of directors met, and paaied a resolution, declaring that Gen. M'Neil had bo pawer vested in him to make the contract, and that 1* was nu'l and void, at the same time giving Mauri Leteon tc Rutter notice to discontinue their operation*. On the part of the plaintilft, it wa* contended that the resolution*, and terms passed by the Board of Director*, gave the President authority to make the contraet, even if that authority was not vested in him by virtue of hie office; end that, therefore, the eontraet was lawfully made, and binding on the company, and that the contractors were entitled to full damages for its violation. On the part of the company, this state of facts was denied, and it was contended that, a* this contract wa* not such as occurred in the ordinary and every day business of the company, but one of paramount importance, the president had no power vested in him to conclude it without the consent and approbation of the board of directors. The opinion of the court was delivered by Chief Justice Taney, and was in favor of the defendants, declaring that he records of the proceeding* show that there had been no previous authority vested in Gen. McNril, as president .of tho company, to enter into the contract; and as the said contract was disavowed with all due diligence by the directors at their meeting on the SOth of July, 1A43, that therefore the said instrument was not the deed of the company, and was null and void, and of no effect. The counsel for the plaintiffs gave notice to the ceur* that it was their intention to tie a bill of exceptions to the opinion of the court, after which the jury were cal> f ed, and rendered a verdict for the defeadant. , rv,. ana ohin Railroad Company have sd- p vertised for a loan of ona hundred and ninety thousand d llara, for which the certiBcata? of tha company will ba ( i?suad, bearing an intaraat of si* par cent, payabla quar* ar.y on tha Ut daya of January. April, July, aod Octob r, in each year, at tha city of Baliimora, claar af all ta<ea and assessment# now or hereafter to ba imposedtor a leased by tha State of Maiylandor the city of Balti mora?the loan to ba redeemable on the lat day of January, Wt.7. Thla loan ia for tha purposs of tha reconstruction of a portion of tha praaeat track of the main s'em, and ia ia. cured by a mortgage of all tha raal and paraonal piaper; ty belonging to tha company. No propoaal at leaa than par, or for a leaa aum than $100, will be conaidered. Mwrrletl. On the 24th inat by the Her Dr. Lyell, Mr. Johis N. Cci.bksison, ot Ohio, to Miaa Elizabeth G. Foster, of thia city On Tnnradny, 26th inatant, by tbe Rev Dr. McAuley, OcoanK T. J?oaaov, to Lrtitia Java, daughter of tha lata Samuel Macauley. M. D , all of thia city In Waahington, on Tues lity, 34th instant, by tha Rev. Mr. Ollltae, W. M Caldwsii. t? s. N., to Ciaoiiea K.tblikb t?cnn, only child of Brig Oen. Tow son, Pay master General of the U. S A DM, On Thursday, 36th Inatant, Isaac Madder, ia tha 10th ye ir of his eye Hi* friends and relatives a a invited to attend his fune ia) from 17 Ann atr?et. ihi? afternoon at 8 o'clock. On the 36'h instant of disease of the heait, Jo,i rn A. R?? in the 64th J car of Ins age, for many yeata a resK derit of the city of Dublin. His friends are invited to attend his funeral at 9 o'clock, j P. M., tliia afternoon, from 17 Whitehall street, yviihout farther notico. Hia remains will bo taken to Greenwood Cemetery.

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