Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 21, 1847, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 21, 1847 Page 2
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! 1 " - . .'j. VRW YORK HERALD. New Vork, Suiiilwy. February SI, 1M7. NEWS BY THK STEAMSHIP CAMBRIA. 1XTRA H3P.A18, With the details of the Intelligence. Our files by the Cambria will probably reach us : early this morning, Jby mail or special e x press. We shall issue an EXTRA HERALD, with the details of the news, particularly ot the ommercial intelligence, :n ono hour after the papers aie received. -This will be ot some importance to the com- j mercial community. The newiboys will be on hand, TELEGRAPHIC. ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMSHIP CAMBRIA AT 3 0 S T OIT . FIFTEEN DAYS LATER FROM EUROPE. HIGHLY IMPORTANT COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. Decline in the Grain Markets. State of the Cotton Market. Opening of the British Ports for the Free Admission of Corn. SUSPENSION OF THE NAVIGATION LAWS. Advance in the Rate of Interest. The Famine on the Continent of Europe.| The steamship Cambria arrived at Boston i about four o'clock, yesterday afternoon. This fact was immediately announced over the teleraphic wires. Our agents then commenced to send on the news to U9, when an interruption occurred between New Haven and Boston. Owing to this we did not succeed in obtaining it till it v/as too late in the evening to issue an Extra lltrald. The Cambria sailed from Liverpool on the 4th inst., and her news is, therefore, fifteen days later than that received by the Sarah Sands The intelligence will be found to be deeply interesting and important. The details will reach us to day. The doings of the British Parliament were interesting?The three principal measures being the entire remission of the Corn duty?the suspension a/the Navigation laws, and a proposed remission of sugar duties. Th? rpnnrt nl fh*> i/rain mnrlfpf nn tVi? nil* left the two chief markets in England, Liverpool, and London, with a downward tendency in prices, and the operations by eonsignees and speculators much more limited. Since that day, and to the 4th inst., the imports had been very extensive, and all through, large sales had been made. The stock of flour in Liverpool alone was estimated at 500,000 barrels, with a corresponding stock of grain. There was a prevailing opinion that the British corn-growers had largo stocks, which, with the temporary suspension of navigation laws, and the repeal of the impost duty,tended to check speculation, and would, it was astumed, produce a re-action both in prices and also in the extent of future operations. This action was felt in London on Monday, the j lat triAfnnt u/hpii whAflt frntm fnnr flhil. to five shillings per quarter. At Liverpool, on the following day, prices were four shillings per quarter lower on Indian corn, four shillings on flour, two shillings per load on wheat, since the publication of the weekly circular on the 29th The cotton market had been in a very quiet eonditi'"?th* sales had been limited in extent, and prices a,?,, ather on the decline. On the 30th ultimo, 6000 bales, including 2000 on speculation, were sold. On tbe 1st inatant, 5000 bales had changed hands, of which speculators took 1500. The business of the 2d was estimated at 2000 bales, 500 of which wero taken on speculation. On the 3d inst. there was a dull, heavy market, with price'? for American generally fd peril), lower. Othe descriptions remain unchangedThe sales amounted to about 4,500 bales, 500 of which speculators took. The business consisted of 4,000 American at pence to 7j ; 200 Egyp tian at 7 pence to 7j, and 200 Surat at 44 pence to 4|. The accounts from Havre are of the 31st uit. A sudden and total change occurred in that market, in consequence of the receipt of intelligence from New York to the 9th, which gave rise to an animated and speculative demand, and imparted a corresponding feeling to the Liverpool market. The sales in a lew hours amounted to 75,000 (is it possiblat) bales, and prices have recovered. The accounts from the manufacturing dis t TIC 13 were sun uusaiuiiaclux/. 111 uuuuii iauuuz*, oily a very small business was being transacted, and prices very irregular. The state of trade in Manohester exhibited no material variation in the present condition of this market from that detailed in the circular, save a decline in the value ot nearly every description of cloth and yarns. Matters could not be more unsatisfactory. '1. ransaotions were restricted to passing wants. The state of commercial and monetary alFairs since the sailing of the last steamer, had been one of extreme peculiarity and interest. The large drains upon the Hank of England, to meet the demands caused by the extensive importation* o, grain, and all other sorts ot provisions, into the kingdom, d induced the Govorn ent to raise their rates ot interest. This caused business gene rally to be dull. The market for provisions was steady. An anormous business has been done in sugar* 1 ^ ??? dunuK the fortnight Speculators had Uen ex tensivelv purchasing. Prices had advanced con siderably beyond the quotations of the 1st inst and even over thoae last reported. At the close the market had taken a turn?less business wai transacted, and prices had assumed a declining tendency. The iron market was not so brisk as last reported; further reduced rates having beeu submitted to for pig descriptions, buyers have been induced to purchase with more freedom. Prices of manufactured iron continued fully as high. The tea market was rather dull. The Zenobia reached Liverpool on the Z7th, Patrick Henry on the 28th, Anglo Saxon from Boston, on the 23i. There appears to be no mitigation in the ac? counts of suffering by the iamiue in Ireland The amounts being raised by subscription and otherwise, for the relief of the sufferers, were, however, very liberal; and will, when applied do much to alleviate their sufferings. We have, from France, accounts of more disturbances, and of the threatened famine. The French government, however, was taking active measures to avert the impending calamity. Accounts Irom Prussia are almost as distressing as those from Ireland. In the manufacturing districts particularly, the destitution is very alarming, and robberies are of lrequent occurrence. ? ? n A tir ..I, revolutionary opikit op tub t\u>.? rw c |)uulish on tlie outside of this day's paper, a report.ol Professor 0. A Brownson's lecture on the " llevolutionaiy Spirit of the Age," which that celebrated orator delivered at the Tabernacle on Thursday evening last Boston Papers?We are again under obligations to Mr. Dennis for Boston papers of yesterday morning, via New Uaven. Theatricals. Tabs Theatre ?Mad .mo Augusta concluded her en gagement bere last evening. During the short time that this classic and beautiful danstuie has been among us, she fully sustained her high reputation as an artiitt of the first merit and acquirement. She leare* us with regret, and we hope that wherever she may go her talents may be as well appreciated as they are in this city ,where ler admirers are so numorous To morrow being the urthdsy of Washington, we perceive that a very inte-esting bill ie put forth for the evening The comedy of 'Look Beforo You Leap," which the patrons of this thea:re were so much delighted wit i, will be performed for :he filth time in this country. This will be the first piece. After that Mr. I'earson will sing the nation 1 song, "Our Klag.*' The historical play of ' Columbus" will succeed this. This play not been performed here for six yeare? and from our recollection of it, we should say it is well calculated lor the occasion, viz : the birthday of the father of his country. Bowerv Theatre.?Last night Miss Mary Taylor made her last appearance at this popular theatre, in the character of Cinderella. Miss Taylor'a popularity during her appearance here, particularly in the character of Cinderella, has won her golden opinions; and the enthusiasm with which she was greeted during her performance last evening, in no less than four different pieces, must have been grutilyiDg to her high talents ? Indeed, her " farewell" (for thel present we hope ) at Old Bowery, showed how deeply hor numerous admirers and friends lelt her departure from amongst them. Tomorrow evening there will be a fall change of performance. " Ivanlioe, or the Jew's Daughter," will be produced, with a powerful cast. Nestle, Vache, Clarke, Chapman, Hadaway, Mra Sergsant, .Mrs. uootn, ana the splendid stock company, will all appear. In addition to the spectacle of ' Ivanhoe," " Turtle Hunting" and the " Flying Dutchman, or the Tbantom Ship," will be produced. New V oh a Orcas House?To-morrow evening four excellent pieces will be performed at this theatre. "The Fleasant Neighbor," "Lucky Stats,""The Devil to Fay," and the "House Dog." The inimitable,^laughable comic actor, John Dunn, sustains lour of his favorite characters. The manager gives the receipts of Tuesday evening lor the benefit of the poor of Ireland. Bowery AurHiTHKATRK.?To those who have not, as yet, witnessed the extraordinary performances at this po. pular place of evening iecreation, we would merely observe, " go and are " The ensuing week will positively be the last of tlieir present sojourn in this city, and the tlch combination of attractions that the company present nightly, have drawn crowds to witness their perform ance. The company will positively leave the city at th? end of the week. Henry Placide made his appearance at the America! Theatie, New Orleans, on the night of the lath instant in the characters of Grandfather Whitehead and ban Hohbi. Mr. Anderion, the popular tragedian, had arrived, anc was to commence an engagement at the St. Charles ta tbo conrse of last week. Dan Marble took a benefit at the Charleaton Theatn on Wednesday night. He ie announced as a " very mo dest and deserving gentleman, end an admirable delinea tor of Yankee and Western peculiarities." The Viennoise Dancers closed their engagement li Boston lest night. Mrs. Mowatt and Mr. Davenport appeared at the St Charles, New Orleans, on the 11th iust., in the play "The Stranger," and Mrs. Mowatt's comedy ol " Fashion." Mary Ann Lee was very successful on her first appear ance at Louisville. Mr. and Mrs. Crisp are playing at the OJeon, in Albany. Mr. and Mrs. Chapman are also there. " Othello" was to have been performed by them last night. Olialcal. Italian Opeba.?We understand that " 1' Lombard!' will probably be produced at Palmo's Opera Houae, oil Friday evening next. It hae coat the managera more than four thouaami dollars to bring out thia opera. The librettoe of "I' Lombard! " are ready, and may be had at the box uffiee. Camili.o Sivoai la delighting the lovers of music a1 New Oilenna with hia wonderful performances on th< violin. The papers are in extaciea at the good fortune which has fallen upon the inhabitants of the Crcscen City in being permitted to hear hia variations on " the Prayer," from Moses, and other?pieces, executed upol a single string of that wonderful instrument of hia I " There is," says the Picayune, " an inspiration abou | hia manner of playing, combined with the greatost mo desty, that enhances the pleasure one expcriencesin thi delicious music he produces. His whole aoul seem wrapped in his instrument, nod he brings torth from i the softest and most delicious sounds, as if they were in deed the harmonious language of the aoul." He was rap turously received at lus appearuaco on the night ol tin 1 lth, and was to re appear on the evening of the l'ith. Alleghaisiaos ? This band of vocalists have generoui ' ly come forward, and will give a conaert in Brooklyn on Tuesday evening, at the Tabernacle, and another s Newark, on Thursday evening next, at the New Cor cert Hall?the receipts to be given for the relief of Irs and. The Division or Virginia is beginning to be discusses The interests of the Kasteru and Western parts of th Stat# ara said to coaflict with each ether, and a diviaio i* proposed a* the only mod* of coming at an eaiy adjun inent of matt*r*. An article in tha Richmond Star coi taii i the following paragraphic " The wealth and productiveness of Waitern Virgini can only ho developed hy an eflicient ayatem of improve menta. (live ua an outlet to maiket, and the health of on climate, the prodtictireneiia of our aoil, our reaourcea fe manufacturing, our mineral wealth, and our capacity o ! tho country for atock growing, will soon invite emigre tion We would have, as the result, a wealthy, indtu trious, and dense population, and aa a cons< qtienco of all a gletioua ayitoni ol f.eo schools. We of the west knot all these things to depend upon improvements. If th east will not give them, then we shall be compelled t usk lor a division, and trlkst to th* justice and liberabilit; and beat interest* of our western friends. " If we are compelled to separate, let u* part in pcac and good feeling, with regret for the necessity whir impels a separation. In conclusion, we repeat our belie that the west will remonstrate with the legislature n longer, but that thiy will seek other means oi relief. W I ran see no other, that tiie east will be likely to grani save a division of tha State. They will never concede constitution with a white baaii, and a tenr of thia will n doubt prevent uny convention being called. The view of the east and west on this subject are irreconcilable. t'lly Intelligence. Th* Wi'sTHts,? Vcsterday waa a calm and aprini like day. The thermometer about 4 o'clock atood at 4 degreos Tho atreets were a parted "puddle," and tli little girl* were as busy aa you please in sweeping th cross walks F lar.a.?A fire broke out yesterday morning in Ni I 913 Hester street, which wnt toon put out by the Or companies. Damage trifling. The alnrm in filth distriot, yasUrday morning abot 1 Jo clock, proceeded Horn the bagging etore < I liiiham flrothore and A. Atkine, No. 80 Wuter stree near Old flip. Considetabln damage wni done. ALcioEfT.?A man named Wilmot Tall and broke 1)1 arm in Broome street, yeaterday about 9 o'clock. Take to th.t city hospital. ; Waihieoton'i AttivraiAar at TAMM4.tr Hall?O , Monday erening old Tammany is to be illumiiiated b tl\e dashing belles of Gotham. who will be kept in a coi slant hUm by en attentive patty of beaux , who ten themselves the " Conner Guar4a," commanded by Job: D. Brower, supported by other officers. All the distil gnished gentlemen in the city, we are informed, ate ir vited. It will be a grand and complimentary afi'air 9 Outrageous Corruption?-The Canal Fraudr Astounding Olsvioeuree. > When we flret heard of the immenie peculation which hare been carried on for yeare paat by thos officers to whom tho people of the State had con 1 mitted such large interests, and upon whoee intej I rity so much depended, we were loth to beUere th , statements; supposing that at leaat there must b something to be olferod in mitigation, if not in ful defence of the course pursued by the canal officer whatever that course might prove to be. Buttheselec committee appointed by the laat Assembly "to iuvesti gate the frauds in the expenditures on the canals," hav at length presented a v rv long report, aigned by th whole committee. Much labor has been performed ii tho investigations, whioh have resulted in the disclosur of a system of frauds and abuse of confidence fuch a Mldom come to light In relation to the charges made against the commia aioner the committee express no opinion, bat devote i chapter ot their report to a statement of facta. The report atatea that the committee hare devote* their attention leas to the examination of t<>e extent o the frauda than to their character and variety. The committee commence with the tjeneaee Valla] Canal. They atate that, Sanferd A. Hooper was appoint ed superintendent ot that canal i.i the spring of 1843, am continued until he resigned on the 18th of March. 134A that during all tfaia time Orrin H Reynolds waa hii clerk; that when Hooper resignod, Rev nolds waa ap pointed to till hie place, and Hooper became Reynold;; foreman That 8oon after Hooper was appointed auper intendent, and as early as July, 1843, lie and Reynold; entered upon the practice of a regular s> stem of pecula tion, by the use of (aire and forged vouchers ; that thii system was extensively and almost generally practise) by them until the removal of Reynolds, by the Canai Board, in July, 1843; that their practice was to go alonj the canal the first of every month, pay the men, obtaii their signatures to the printed form of receipts, with lh< time and amount left blank, and receive the check rolli | of the foremen ; tbon return to their otiice, fill up the receipts witii such amounts as they pleased, and make new check rolls to correspond. Tnese blank receipts in sevorat instances, taken for twenty-five cents, wers filled up for more dollars! In other instances, chscta rolls previously sworn to, were interlined and added s list of names and days, and the umount increased accor dingly. Forged receipts for materials of nearly every description were presented and paid ; in one instance foi 1(1,000 feet of lumber for a deck at Mount Morris, and this altar tho commissioner had directed it to be constructed of lumber then on hand belonging to the State, end white (he engineer ;it Mount Morris was selling for 3 and 3>? dollars, like lumber, for which the year before the commissioner had piid contractors from 10 to 2S dollars per thousuud. And these frauds, when compared with others practised upon that canal, ore said to be ol small consequence, but are given to show the character ! ol the operations The Committee further state, that in 183e, F C.Mills, as Kngineer, under the direction of the Canal Commissioners, made a minute survey of the Genesee Valley canal and Duisville side cut. and estimated the cost al $1 890 014 12?including >43,846 22 for reservoirs on the summit-level. 1 he amount already expended on this ; ennui, exclusive of damages to contractors, fee , is about $3 886,000 ! The estimate, by the engineers, in 1843, ol the cost of completing this canal, was >1,843 303 ; mak ing an aggregata sum of SS.728 303. A large portion ol this difference between the estimate by Mills, and the actual cost of this canal, the Committee attribute to ths unwise and unskilful management, and in soma instances, fraudulent connection of the engineer eorpi with many of the contractors. They state that at the lotting of the contracts, notices were posted, representing the stone along the line of the canal to be unsuitable for the construction of the locks, from Mount Morris to Cuba?an elevation of over nine hundred feet?and that it would be necessary to procure the stone from Caledonia for the purpose- a distance of over torty muea : u ne pretence lor inn extraordinary notice wae, that in all previous eurveye and examina tione, it had been represented that suitable stone for the lochs could be procured along the line of the canal, but it bad lately been de'ermined that this stone was until for the purpose. The oontracts were taken with refer ence to this notice ; but subsequently the contractors, it nearly every instance, found suitable stone in the imme diate vicinity, and frequently in the very bed where the locks were constructed. On many of the sections the engineers estimated tot small a quantity of quick Band, cemented clay, and gravel This was soon made known, and the consequence was that propositions, including exorbitant prices ?for whiel so little had been estimated, were received, and sue! I propoaitions were entertained and contracts frequently | made. The contract prices for ordinary excavation wer from nine to twelve cents, and for quick aand but littl i more expensive?from seventy cents to seven dollar I per yard; and favorite contractors were paid for larg : quantities of quick sand, and cemented clay and gravel at these enormous prices. The first case of fraud examined by the committee wa in the letting of Rock Srction 6k. The testimony of th Assistant Kugineer and others, show that after the pre posals had beenopeitod and cxaraitted, the resident Kng neer altered the one put in by his former partner, increui ing the amonnt several thousand dollars, and awarde him the contract; that this contractor was then peci niarily irresponsible, and that the section at the price in roe proposal ueiore 11 was anereu Becoming i the tables of previous measurement, would amouut t about $90,000; by the altered proposition and contrac prices, to $91,000. TLat soon niter the contract ws made, the Resident Engineer altered his tables of met surement, increasing the amount of the contract to $10' OOO.nnd subsequently,as tlio work progressed,hechauge the classification of the material excavated, and as ratun ed to him by the assistant engineer in the immediat charge of the work, from quarried stonu to rock excavi tion, at the highest price?thus, in another way, false) , and fraudulently increasing the amount paid to this favi t rite contractor. The amount paid on this contract, to th contractor, up to the time of the suspension, was $191 , 000. The estimated cost, by the Engineer, of completiu this contract, is $19,0o0?making the actual cost of th section $184,000?about $45,000 more than the amount i the proposition, as put in by the contractor himself. ' Here is another and somewhat different case The resident engineer directed the contractor forsei tion 71, to cut a ditch across a bend of the Uenesee rive ' with the view of changing the bed of the river. Tb ditch was cut from six to ten feet in width, which, by d verting the water from the river into the ditch, washc i out a new channel, nearly half a mile in length, acroi tire bend, lor wnicn m# engineer arioweu mm lor tic vuting a channel from 73 to 100 foot in width, from ai to ten leet in depth, amounting to 61,673 yards, of whic ! 10,774 yards was allowed as clay, cement and grave and 1,183 yards as quick sand, at a dollar a yard ! The report also describes another of these new chai nels of about the same character. Neither was adverts ' rd and let on contract. In being so constructed the washed away about fifieen acres of valuable land, in a< dition to the ordinary width of the river, for wlflch tn owner claims payment oi the State. The contractor on the Pertage Aqueduct was allowe | by the engineer, and paid for excavating 636 yards t quick-sand, at $5 36 per yard,(amounting to $3,330, what It appeals fretn the testimony none exiatod. ? An instance is given where an engineer Was found i possession of a paper setting forth that for the bene tit < certain individuals the commissioners had agreed I change the location and extend the Wiscoy teeder I Mixville, when the commissioners or engineers had r authority to extend the feeder; but yet the State hi 1 already incurred a very great expense in carrying ou > on its part, this lawless agreement ; and the only coi , caivahle reason for it rnuy be found in the allegation tin t the engineers owned and had securities on lands at Mi: ville. On this feeder, the engineer allowed a favori . contractor about $:ui9 for tho construction of a temporal bridge for his individual benefit, the actual cost not e 5 ceeding $30. , The tow path through the tunnel at Portage, of aboi 1700 leet, was to have been c table of rock left lor tl purpose, act uiuiiir i" i?o pitin auu uuu? ?ti , uuu onci 3 | had been so left until tbe excavation of the tunnel lit a been nearly complete.I, the engineer permitted the no tractor to excavate the tow path also, at an expense i 1 ' the State, of $7,4i0, tcr no other reason, that the commi 1 | tee could discover, than the fact that the contract pri< 1 was $4 per yard for excavating this tunnel, and the co B to the contractor, as tatod by himself and the engines 1 was less than 05 cents per yard. To the same contractor, the engineer paid $'J50 ' closing the ends ol the tunnel with old beards, wor about tifl! The engineer also paid various contra ' tors from $50 to $100 for piling and covering lumb after the suspension, which was never done. T) - committee stsie that the engineers on this canal fr quently estimated and allowed contractors (and for whi( 1 tney were at tlio time paid,) for largo quantities of lui ber and Mmber. while the trees of which it was to 1 made, were still growing in tr-e woods. It is statsd ix the report, that a largo portion of tl stone for the locks, to uscend an elevation of over 9 I. feet between Mount Morris and Cuba, bad been quarrit B and in fact dresseu, at the time of the suspension, ai that witnesses testified that a portion ol these stone we D extravagantly measured when paid for by the State 'J t- satisfy themselves, the committee procured the prese I. resident engineer to remeasute, in their presence, tl smallest pile at Do Camp's quarry. It had been measur hy thrre engineers together, at 233 yards, and paid I 0 by the State at ('j ho por yard. By the measurement i* the present engineer, in piesonee of the committee, ai r sworn to by him, there is less than one hundred yards r this pile, for which the State had paid for 233 yarc d Evidence was adduced thut none of the stone had bei 1 ramovad. !' At the same quarry, 13 o" 20 stacks of chimni ' to laborer's shanties, composed of rubble and loo stones picked up- eight or ten yards in each?were m? sored by the Eugineois and paid for by the State ! The Committee intimate the inducement and considi ' atiou for these and many other lik ) cases, detailed in tl report, of fraud oa tho part of the Engineers, was ft c quent champagne suppers?presents to them by the cc I tracers, of various articles, such as gold pencils, Ik ,# ' orbitant rent paid fer buildings to the engineers, the pi t chase fiom them of Arabian horses at monstrous prici , the trading of other horses and the payment of mo ' ' boot" than both were worth, tho loan of money, $1 to f 1000, an I tlin notes for which were either given u a or as late ns the investigation were not collected, ar in somo instances, evidence of co partnership betwe conti actors and Engineers. The . suit ol this qui tionable dealing is that many of the contractors ana k gingers have become vciy rich After the suepensic \ tho contractors presented their claims before the Cat " Board for profits they would have made if permitted B were again useful to the contractor*. AVitli ?o ma: foremen end other* employed. It wa* not very difficult I contractor* to make out a very good claim The Cat e Board relied on the testimony or calculation* of Knj near*, who frequently were under pay from the ci . tractor* at price* vary ing Irom f>I<? per day to from >1 | to f'fOO per Job It I* in proof in one instance, that o 1 young Engineer received, from contractor*, t1300J bis service* before the Canal Board. I< '1 ho aqueduct actota tho Uoneieo rivor Wat abandc n ?d by tho commissioner* alter the contract wa? lot, a they and tho contractor Ruhmittn I to the chief engine n to determine the amount to lie paid tho contractor I y damage*, without aey evidence; end he awarded $1 I. 000, which wa* paid. The committee think that the pi n iaKiinnul character of thi* engineer would hardly nc n justify thi* loose mode of paving out the public money A* to the proceeding* ou tho Krio canal, the commit! commence by reference to the eonitruction of a n? channel, near 3,000 feet In length, for the enlarged. El - I etna] at Black Rock, sear Buflklo, in 1844 tad 1944. at an I expeuae ol about ?i?,0o.>, without any authority of law. M Complaint ia not made of oorrupt or imprvridont expenI diturca, but that the commiaaionera anumad powar* tiee longing exclusively to the Legialature. Tha whole I- wo'le a'the above roit wai charged to tha repair' of .. Black Rock pier. The committee itate that the excavation of ibit new channel wa* made under pretence of * procuring atone for the repair of the Black Rock pier, a that about throe-fourth* of the excavation waa common II earth, and that none of the atone procured out of the new channel attar 18th October. 1844, waa uicd on tha '? pier. it The committee next refer to the comtruction of the I- dam at Tonawanca, where a Mr. Vandervoort waa paid over $-.1,700, for leaa than half an acre of gravel taken 8 from a farm of 180 accrea, and which whole farm all tha a witne**ea concur in valuing at lea* than $2 000 Th? rnmmit'ne ahow from the testimony, ond the estimate*, with reasonable certainty, that there was im B properly paid to Jiucll and Douglas*, the sum of a $34,549 34 more than they were entitled to receive by e fair and proper construction ef the terms of the contract and specification* tor work upon the double tier of locks at Leckport. This sum is made up of several items, of 1 improper payments made, upon the decisions and esti mates of Chief Enginoer Barrett, with the concurrence ' of Commissioner Boughton, who then bad charge of the ' work, as acting commissioner. One item of rising of $16 000 was made by a change in the classification of 1 shale to solid rock, increasing the cost of its excavation * 38 cents per yard. This waa done after the original con' tractors had, by agreement with Barrett, the chief ergi neer, (who ongiually classified it ae shale with slate 1 rock.) submitted the question to Mr. Hall, the Htate ideologist, who decided that no other name than shale ' could be properly applied to it, and that if it was called solid rock, there was no further application of the terms 1 of slate rock or shale. The decision of Mr. Hall, however, failed to save the [ amouot to lha State, and it was allowed and finally paid } Besides this, the contractors ware allowed to use the ' ?tone in the old locks without any payment for such ma' tarial. Other abuses are mentioned on this work. 1 The committee show that a further improper payment 1 of over $3050 was made to the eentraotors, by changing 1 the classification of some detached rook excavation In 1 the side bill. If this ho true, the over-payment to the 1 contractors waa over $38,000. These over payments were made upon work done, and ' are exclusive of the sum of $74,604 08, awarded to thsm * by the Canal Board for their damages fur suspending ' their woik uuder the contract, or, in other words, for the profits whioh they would have made on the work remaining to he done. Such work was estimated by Mr, Kay, the resident engineer, to amount, at contract prices, 1 to $264,41# 66. This includes the work which the contractors performed after the passage of the suspension > act. The Legislature last May passed en aot to provide lor paying Buell for the work done after the passage of the act, ami until 'ordered to atop, minus the demsge* which had been assessed and paid upon it. Under that act he received the sum of $8 653 96 ' The amounts which have been paid to the contractors for work done, exclusive of damages, are aa follow, a* appears by the estimates and receipts Kor work done, lie., up to the passage of the act. 04 For work done, fcc., after the pataage of the act, included in final oitimate lor work

1 done before 5,013 00 1 Paid under act for relief of Wm.Buell, paaa> ed May, 1846 8,653 90 ' Whole amount paid for work, (ko. . . $439,101 98 ' Estimated coat of the work remaining to be done, at actual pricea ($964,616 66, mintaa 1 the aum of $8,663 96) 946 869 69 1 $684,963 87 O riginal estimated coat of the work, at oon1 traet pricea (aaid to be) 619,000 00 Actual coat of work done, and eatimated coat of work to he done, over the original eatimate $66,693 87 Upon the $964,416 66 worth of work to be done, the contractor claimed damagea, or profita, to the amount of $196,796 53, and were allowed and paid the aaid aum of ' $74,604 68. I Theae are only given aa apecimena of the frauda and miamauagementa practiaed by ofhcera and contractor*1 The report ia aaid to be the largeat document ever pre. aented by a committee to the Legialature. It ia of great importance, and will no doubt meet with aerioua atten. ' tion, unbiaaaed, it ia lo be hoped, by party feeling. [ Movement* of Traveller*. jJ The following compriae the arrivals at the undermen uuuouuuicii j6bltfiuu)r ^ AnKHiciv?J R. BurclaDd, Va.; Captain Cram, U. 8 A.; P. Paulding, Sing Sing; O. Katon, Oa.; Mr. Moaea, B New York; Col. How, Sing Sing. 8 Asto*.?W. Campbell, St. Louis; M. Clarke, Waah' , ington; N. Clapp, Phi la ; H. Stearns, Boston; J. B. , King, Taunton; D. Loudor, Richmond; C. Towe, Oneida county; C. Loeaar, Pa ; W. Scott, Louiaiana; D. Stuck3 pool, Boston; S. Snelling, do; G. Todd, Paria; F. Men0 dell, Boaton. !' City.?John Irich, N. J.; J. Wooster, N. C ; W. J Downun, Richmond; A Dunn, Petorsburgh; J. Wilson K Boaton; J McCurdy, Phil.; H. Gilford, New Bedford K. Jones, do; J. Miner, Peteraburgh; W. Muir, do; U Slurtevant, Boston; O. Traile, Baltimore; N. Height, 1 Catakill; J. Foote, Cincinnati; J. Van Broek.Troy; J 0 Van Aradale, Newark; D. Dodd, do; J. Davy, do; Jea ? C. Hornblower. do; J. W. Campbell, Kingston, Canada C. Eky, Phil; A. Rechlesa, New Jersey. 18 Fhanklin ?D. Van Dyke, Long Island, M. Vaasar, i" Poughkeepaie; (Jeorge Jones, New York; C. Smith Jetfursen couuty; A. Robinson, Pa.; P. Wells, Lyons a H Hatch, do. Howaro?C. Gregory^, New York; Hoa J.P.Howard Howard Place; 8 Morley, Kingston,Canada; G Bellamy Mississippi; A. Davis, Ohio; W. Seaton, Indiana; J ' Conkiing, New York; M. Jackson, Baltimore; H. Carter do-. M. Bacon, do; George Morton, Boaton. . Judsoiy?W. M. Converse, Norwich; G. Mygott, Ness Haven; M. Littlefield, Augusta; 8. liershell, Baltimore P C. Hills, Ohio; C. B. Hare, Philadelphia; A- Hotchkisa f Norwich; C. Jackson, do; W- Converae, Norwich. " Rathuuiy ?J. Weatcott, Phila.; Mr. Witt, N. Jersey Robt. J. Rathburn, N. York ; A. Weatcott, Syracuse ; J Ogelby, Phila. ; 8. Rathburn, Verona ; H. Wells, G wells, New York ; J. Wolcott* Phila. |8 Pol lee Intelligence. ,'j Bold Rokbtry.?Tbe desk of Captain Mc Alpin, of the ' bark Hindfoot, from Glasgow, lvingat the foot of Dovei street, was broken open on Friday night last, and robbed of a check or draft upon a bank in Philadelphia h for over a $1000; also 7S sovereigns; supposed to have 1 been stolen by the steward, Johsi Paul, who immediately ' lett the vessel, taking with him, likewise, the second mate's overcoat. Paul is a man of dark complexion, dark j hair, wore a round jacket, striped pents, striped shirt, and ? lace boots; he is supposed to have gone to Philadelphia f or Baltimore. Robktry.?The residence of Mr. Donuhoe, residing al the corner ol Madison and James streets, was robbed, oi i Fiiday night, by some ingenious thief, who unlocked , the bureau drawer, stealing therefrom $*i) in baok bills and turn vnld nmrfia. without dotnotion. 8 I Jlrrtnt an Suspicion.?Officer Pierce, of Bos'ou, end officer Austin, of this city, uirested end conveyed on ti f lioston, on Thursday last, two New York boys, callet " John Marki, aliaa "Curly." and John Uore, on a requisj tion Irom the (Jovernos ?l Massachusetts, wherein the; " stand charged with being accessaries in the extemivi ? robbeay of the jeweler store of Currier It Trott. . Rolled on the Points.?A woman culled Mary Waldoi J' was arrested last night, by officer Kaiierty ot the 6tl j ward, on the charge of stealing *.'> Irom the pocket o " Lewis Parker, while in a " crib" located at No. 14t> An ,' thony streot. Locked up for examination. Stalling.?A man b7 the name of John M. Stoddard * was at rested on Friday night by a policeman of the lotl ward, on a charge of stabbing Thomas Baenchle in th . lelt arm with a pocket knife, while Baenchle was endea voring to turn him out of his porter house. Justic< Ketcham locked him up for trial. . Picking a Pocket ?Officers Hheridan and McDonald of the 4th Ward, arrested on Friday night two men h . ' the names of George Keenan and Thomas Johnson, on [. charge of picking the pocket of It. W. Deevey, of a ws! let containing three $5 bank bills, and some valuabl 'at papers, while passing along Water street. Locked u by Justice Osborne for trial 1 1 Caught in the Jict.?An old notorious till thief, calls Daniel Ma y, was detected in the set o( stealing from tb .i money drawer of I rederick (lock, No. 31 Kldridge stree Officer lteed took the rascal into custody, audJustic Ketcham committed him lor trialg The Fortune Teller.? In the case nf Madame AJnlrd ' mentioned yesterday, it ii proper to mat* that Judg ,u Ketcham discharged the Mad une upon her own recog ' nizances to appear on Monday, tor examination-tti , complainant admitting that she claimed to tell his futur fortune* by " rubbing hie head;'' iu other words, tha > ?ho meroly protested to be a phrenologist, ay [Our reporter in thia cuse ha* used unnecessary lar i(, guage.language which would not hare appeared were I [|(j not offered at on hour too late for correction J fj Law Intelligence. nt Cot'kt or Gbxebai. Scisio-rs, Feb 20 ?Before Recot lie dar Scott, and Aldernun Brady and Walker. John Mc ,,,] Keon, F.iq , Di?trict Attorney. Sentence*?At the epei or ing of tbo Court this morning, aanieoce we* passed in th of following cases, viz: Thomas Williams, having pleadei nd guilty to on assault and battery upon the person a of Nieholas Manna, was ordered to pay a fine of twentj I., five dollars, and stand committed until the aame be paii en GeBrge W. Hoyt and Kichard Stevena, convicted < stealing about twenty flv-v dollar* in silver coin Iroia tb ofllco of Jonns A Conhlin, in the third Avenue, wer " nooked for a six months' ipiidence on Blackwell'a Islam ,e Waiter ? Chrisler, convicted of forgery in the ad di gree, in having in tlie month of Hepiemher last, iorge the name of C. 11. Moran, of Claverack, Columbia count] ?r" to ao order on the Bank of Kinderhook, for $'J,A00, whic the prisoner suhaequently passed to Jeremiah M. Wan well, merchant, in this city, was sentenced to be impi soned in the Htate prison at Ring Ring lor the term ol tw years snd six months. In the case of ex policeman llenr ,r" J. Rtuckce, convicted of extorting money, the Court su pended judgment. Arter disposing of some bastard cases, the Court adjourned for the term. ,p Common Pi.kas, Feb. 91.?In Banco?Dtoitioni?Wt ,d Billon vs. Geo. If. Brum?Judgment for plaintiff, c on demurrer. Defendant may amend en payment of costs 3I. Donahue and others ado Collint, assignee, Jud| ;n. ment for plaintiff on demurrer, but defendant may plet ,n on payment of costs. ml In the matter of the ftrtlion *] ivm. frttlerjuldt0 Prayer of the petition granted on payment of >100 . ira Chat. F. C. Cromwell vt- John F. Delaplain.?On plail ny tiff remitting $9 of the verdict, motion for new tri for denied, with coita. ml Harnahai Liddell and otheri vt- Francit Bennettgj. Referee'sreport confirmed, with costs m- Chahir or Larckist at Sca.?The examination of tb 00 rase of George Luke, Kdteaid P?moni, and two other ne charged with dealing pait of the cargo of the bri lor Sarah, wan commenced yes erday. he fore Commission! Getdner. After the examination of some witnesses, th >n- further examination was postponed until Monday men nd ing ?r supk.mon Court?In Banco.?Feb. 'JO.? Decitiant.?r B irr Wanmaker vs Austin Sherman. New trial deniet 0l' Wm Small et. als nd*. Patrick Strachan et. ala. Sam ro' ad*, same. Motions granted John Herdman vs. Mathe< ,w McKewn etjal. Motion tor new trial granted. Isaa Spencer vs David Drew et als. Judgment for plait * tiff. John L. Burst vs. Abtaham W Jackson. Motio , to set aside Repert of referees denied. John Va "" Buskirk vs. Perry Gardiner. New trial denied. To Haitcr T?llor*?'Take [folic# that tlie {-*? * and Fiiturea of [tie Clothing Store at lh# corner of Charles and Baltimore street*. ia the city oi Baltimore,will be offered for tale at auction. on the premisee, on the I5tb instant. or will be told at prirate aale previous to that time. The atoe it about J# feet front, and between 'jO and '0 feet deep. It if fitted np in the best p >aiible manner, and it hu the largest cash enetom in that city. , Apply at the ?t?re, or to Richard T. Shepherd, No. 15 i Cbe>tnnt street, Philadelphia. tf Philadelphia Amenta fur the Herald.?O. ' B. ZlKBKK It CO., 1 Ledger Building, Third atreet.below Chesnut. Those wiehiug to here the Herald aerred i regularly at their a'oreaand dwelling!, will please leare then names aa abore. Terms. 71 cents per month. Single copiea for sale daily. I*rice J cents jll Ira navigation Of tlae Ohio lUrtr. Placet. Time. State ?* H\vtr Wheeling Feb 14. . .10 leet " Pitt*hut*. . KeblO . . a feet Cincinnati Feb la. ..10 feet. uouiNTine . Keb ll. . .10 (eat I men MONEY DIARKX.T. Saturday, Feb. UU-fl P. M. , There i? no change worth reporting in tha complexion ef the etock market. Prices fluctuate slightly from day to day, but the sa'es are not to any extent. Morris Ca' nal fell off to day at the first board X per cent, Harlem 1, Reading K Farmers' Loan went up Long Island Illinois Bank Btonington >?. Reading Railroad Bonds closed firm at yesterday's prices. At the second boaid, Harlem advanced Morris Ca. nal X, with very moderate sales of each. Threes and fires of the Commercial Bank at Oratiot, Michigan, altered to Commercial Bank, Proridence, R. I., are in circulation. The altered bills may be known by the follov/ing description The center piece of the 5's is a ship, in a circle, under cail; Stuart's Washington on the right ond, and railroad cars on thu left eud. The 3's havo for a vignette, steamboat, ships, fee.; head Of Washington on the left end, and female figure on the I right end. Plate eugraved by New England Bank Note | Co., Boston. Some idea of the number of resseis of all classes enga. j ged in the anthracite coal trade, rr.ay be gathered from : the fact that naarlv 6 000 vessels of an averara of KM) tons burthen each, were engaged in it during the year 184001 the aggregate of ooul shippe 1 from tho different coal regions, there was brought over the Reading R .ilroad alone, to tide water ou the Delaware 1,030,000 tons. At the depot at Richmond, on the Delaware,there have been counted at one time over ninety vessels taking in freights of coal for other parts. The Old Colony is now the only dividend railroad stock in Massachusetts below par. Except this, the Nor. wich and Worcester is the only New England railroad at a discount that has paid dividends. Its last senior, nual dividend was three per cent in July, 1845. The net earnings in that year were five per cent, and in 1840 they were $93,000, or nearly 6 per cent on the 10,000 shares ; but the unfortunate loss of the steamer Atlantic swept away $70,000 of it, and thus precluded the possibility of a dividend. Its lo' ; cal business is good, and it will undoubtedly re. ceive a large accession of business from the Nashua ! and Worcester road, now building. In the year 1846, the stock was carried to a high point by a speculative movement. A fortnight before the loss of the Atlantic, the stock sold at 04, and afterwards fell to 47. It is now as much a gambling stock as the Western road was a few years since, and will doubtless, ere long, again renew its dividends and take rank with its predecessors, which have passed through as gloomy periods. The amount of dividends of the Madison County Bank, since itcommenced operations, seventeen years ago, is one hundred and seventy thousand dollars , an average of ten thousand dollars per annum, on the capital stock. 1 he Judiciary Committee of the Lower House of the Legislature of New Jersey, reported in relation to the ' Mechanics' Bank of Paterson, that tho officers asked for an act restraining the directors from eommencing opera' tions, under severe penalties, till $60,000 capital be paid in, in specie, or specie funds, and represented that it was their intention to renew the business in gjod faith, and IUBI lOO UHptiat liVUA 1 ouiaiuiug vvu ?uuuv?,avv ouaiva^ held principally in New Jersey, 000 of which belonged : to the bank. and that they intend to obtain substantial capital from citizens of this 8tate and New York, i The majority of the committee did not believe that their ' proposition sufficiently guards the public against fraud and mismanagement; that if more banking capital was needed at Paterson, it would be more for the interest of the public to charter a new bank, uuder more favorable ' auspices. This bank would not have the confidence of , the public and not accomplish the purpose desired by its ; friends, and to grant their wish would be equivalent to ' ; granting a new charter, without the'restrictiona necei, sary for the security of the public ; so they conclude by ' I recommending a repeal of the charter. The minority of IIIV I.UUIUUUCO UIHUUU I.WUUICI ICfVIUU ???WI VI a Will granting the request ' The receiver* appointed by the Legislature of New ' Jersey to superintend the liquidation of the affairs of the Plainfield Bank, have made the annexed statement of the condition of that institution at the time they were put in possession of its assets : ? Plainfield Bank, N. J. Audi. LiabilitinSpecie $8,841 93 Capital stock... $100,000 00 i Five $1000 notes Circulation... 131,90100 r N.Y. Mec. Bk . 0,000 00 Due depositors. 1,018 30 Notes other Bks. 1 089 8ft Interest ree'ved Checks on do. . . 346 00 since Deo.'40 '400 36 i Bills discounted. 31,084 03 Bills do & prot'd 3,307 07 Bills discounted ; by N. Y. agent 03,461 00 I Dep. in N.Y. Bks 100,000 00 Do M kM. Bank Trenton 1,600 00 t Do Farmers' Bk, i Rahwa; 1346 00 I Ileal eft ate 8,687 40 , Over (Raits .... 86 oo Expense i ccouut 647 68 > $314,786 68 $333 719 67 * The excess of liabilities, according to this report, was j $18,933 99. Bill holders must bear in mind the fact that ? the stockholders have no claim upon the assets until all j other liabilities are paid off. Deducting the capital, and n j the surplus of assets will be $81,066 03, valuing the 'f I assets at their face. VMf CTkA#*)?k IWAVIlHIIXVt , $1600 State 7a,'48 101}? 10 rhas krie Kll scrip 83 ' I liiOO Illinois Bit bonds 37 5 Utica k Scheu Kit 113 3 I 1000 Tennessee 6a 98 30 N Jersey 11K 101U a |ii(>0 Heading mtg bonds 73 60 Stonington nil 46)2 i | 9000 Heading bonds 73 360 Harlem HK 48'? e 20 shss Bk ol America 98 260 do s30 48)g 60 Partners'Loan 3"),' )do do boo 48'a i 300 i-o 30>? 180 do s30 48W ' 60 do 38S 60 do 48K Y 60 Morris Canal 1'* 250 do *40* h 50 do tl?0 II* 100 do 130 48* 1- Si do 11)1 60 do 48* 0 26 Itliuoi* Bk 16 60 do >10 4H* n 50 Caalou Co b30 37* 100 do b60 49* 1 15 do 115 37(4 100 do b00 49 . 75 do 37M 60 L til.Hid KH 25* <1 50 do 37',' 100 do 26 0 26 do b 15 37* 100 do 70* t. 50 do >30 37)? 100 do b30 26* a 300 Mohawk RK 1)60 6)* 300 ReadirgRR Mm 61 50 do 06 750 do 61* . 100 Nor Sc Wore 53* 50 do blO 01* 100 do >90 53 Oocond Iicanl. 25 thai Morrii Canal II* 50>haa Heiding RR b3) 6'* " 25 do II* 150 do 61* ? 100 do 60d 12 50 Viekiburg MR b30 9 ' 180 do nw II* 75 do b30 9 50 Reading RR ? !?'* 260 Harlan RR 49 l- 50 do 38 0 61 * ion do ... 40,, it 100 do 61* $1000 lllinoii Bk bonda 57* New Stock Kicliangti 50 shas Farmers' Tr c 30* 50 ahaa Hariam RR a3 48* 25 Nor k Wore r. 51* 50 do c 40* 26 do >3 57* 50 do C 48* 26 do e 53* 50 do C 41* SO do Mon 51* 50 do a3 48* ? i,25 do b3 51* .60 do Mon 41* a 50 do c 53* 50 do >3 4t* 1 f CITY TR4DIC RUll'ORT. j" Naw Yobs, 8*TVan?r Arraafioov, Feb 20,1847. if The marketi had chiefly rioted for tbo dar. and for ? the week, when, bat ween 3* and 4PM, it was announc ? ad by telegraph that the Cambria hod arrived at Boston. t. with fifteen days later newt. About 4 T M , within five 'd minutes after the newa had commenced being transmit^ | ted, communication auddeiily coated, and operations ha I ] 1 not been resumed at 0 T. M. Had the intelligence reach4. 1 ...I- -u - - - - - eu rue cuy as soon as announced, it would have come to y hand too late to have exercised any influence on the mara ket*. Up to the close of business transactions were ex y tremely limited, especially in the article of llour. Almo?t the only anloa made were on timo, deliverable after the ateamer'a news at buyers' option,at 12)4 a 33, paid,for the refusal at $7 38 a $7 60. In corn there was leas do Kj ing, hut prices were steady at yesterday 'a ratea. In pre visions a fair amount of btiainoaa was done at previous ? ratea. Groceries continued Him, snd further rmill sales were made at full prices. I\ Ashks?Prices continued steady, and we note further sales of tnO bbls Pots sold on private terms, ar<d 16 do at _ $4 Pearls were still quoted at $6 60. Hickmtsx ?Sales continued to be made in Southern and Western yellow at 20)4 a 27c Bsc rPSTPrva?Hour- Sellers offered to pnrt with Go > neano freely at $7 36 rte.. but purchasers failed to meet X 1 them on these terms, and no sal-s on the spot were r? !r ported beyond smad sales for home c nsnmptlon ?t *7 ,a 36 a $7 60- Southern Georgetown and HowarJ street a wern inactive at $0 75, while $9 07)4 was asked About to lOOOflbbls Genesee were sold or, pr ivllcges, includ. - I ing 1 to UOo deliverable (rom the 1ft to 15th May, at $7 28 1 buyer's option, at 13)4 cents per bid The remainder ? sold at l?k o.ente on $7 37)4, and at 12), a 33 cei ts pnr w barrel, buyer's option, after the receipt ot the Cambria's c news, for.Genesee at $7 87)4 a $7 30 Home small n. sales ol Southern were made at our quotations ? n Wkrat ? The mnrket continued Aim without sales of n consequence being reported. Corn.?The quotations of yesterday were fully maintained, with aalee of 10,000 to 111 " " v P' 16.000 buahela, 1,000 of whlob con?iated of J arm J wht'z U 97 ; 1 000 d'j Jeraey ye'low at (1, and the lemaiodei at tha came price, iacludiug j allow and white. Com Maat ? 600 barrela ware aold on private term a Rye.? Wa report aalaa of 6 000 buahela at 87Vic. Barley? We report a tale of 1.200 to ISOObu'h'le at tUS- Out* ? No change to note ;'market continued firm .it former rater. Be en i?Further aaleawere mode, bi u we rr>| ' t 360 bbl* at $1 37>f Kaporta from the lit to iho lfltu Kebiuiry? Wheat flour, 96,437 hbla; corn. 449 fcdO buahela; wheat, 93 969 do; rya, 37.683 do; barley, 18,314 do; oa'a 'J.010 do Kiroan cc Bkhuiuxi reoM ran Port o.> the 19rm or KxaauAiir, 1147. To To Qreat Jlrticlee. Belgium Britain. Wheat, buabela ? 2.660 Flour, barrela ? 3,Mi Corn, buabela ? J .410 Meal barrela...., ? 1,367 lire bnihula I.I0U ? Coffkk?The market was flrni, und email tele made of ltioat 7\c. Since yesterday's report large galea ware reported at full priaea?461 bags Hio, (lightly dam aged, were (old by Meagre. Hoffman & Co., at ? a 7 44c. Cotton.?The galea to day are 1000 balaa, chiefly to pinnera, at price* Tarying from one cent to one cent and a half from the bigheat point of the market, gay at 1st inat. Some few salet of inferior gradea have been made at pricea exhibiting a decline of two cents; but on the higheat gradea the actual decline ia barely half a cent, it ia aa difficult to buy large parcel* at theae rate* aa it ia toaell them. Fruit -Further aalea Box Raiaina wero made at $1 7?; and half boxes at 86, and quarter do, at I6c. Bale* Almond* wero made at 111 a 13c. Fkh -Dry Cod continued scarce, and were in demand, at $3 60; Halifax Mackerel were in better requeet, and aalea of large No. 1 were at $10; and at $ti 60 a $7 for No. 9. Hiar-Supplies continued limitod. Sales of daw rotted,were reported at $116, and dressed at $140 a 140. Lkad?Sales within a few daya have been freely made at $4 mi a $4 -16c. Molasses?The cargo of Cardenas, soi l at'486., an 1 N Orleans sold to some extent, at 88>e a 3?X'. Naval Stokes?The market remained in statu quo, with no transactions in any thing but in spirits turpen tine, which continued to move moderately, at 40c. On.a?Linsecc?American still had an upward tendency and sale* on time were reported at 77 a 80 cent*. Provisions.?The market was steady at yesterday's rate*, and we report sales of 1100 barrel* prime pork at $11 76, au l a few hundred barrel* mess, were reported at $14 76, cash. Heif, no change. Lard?Th* market continued firm, and we report sales of 141 barrels at 10 oents. "?- ?linhurroU anlii at u cants: shoulders ware quo' ed at ti>i cent* Butter wan ateady at 30 n 33 cent* for good aweet Orango County. (Jtrio commanded (coir* uiod) 9 a 10 oenta; and Dairy Western, good, 14 a 16 eta. Export, most 1?t to Urn Fxbaiarv Beef 3,109 hbla Pork 1,311 bbla Lard 4.399 kegs. Rica?The market contiuuod lirm at $8 60 a $4 76 The aaloa during the week reached ubout 400 tieicaa, at $3 60 a $3 97yt a $4 75 for good ptiine. 97 tiarcea aold to-day at auction by Meaara. Hoffman & Co. at $4 19 a $4 36, (aliglitly damaged ) Skidb? Bales of Ohio Clorer were reported at $0; Timothy, at $'22 35; Flaxseed, aales in tiarcea, at$ll? (11 36 for rough, and tome lota country for cruahing, at (1 6 i)i Spibiti?Whiskey waa quiet at 38 a 39J^o. In French brandiea there waa no cuange in pricea worthy of remark. Tallow?Sulea continued to be made at 8% a 8%, and 9o for a little extra quality The market cloaed firm. Tobacco?We report salea of 63 hhda. Kentucky leaf, 33 of which commanded .'!>? and 80 do 6c. Whalebo.tk?The market waa quiet, and no talea transpired. Wool?American pulled aud fleece continued in fair demand, with sales at full prices. A small lot (190 bales) Smyrna commanded, within a day or two, 1 2>? a 13c. Kkkiohts?To Liverpool : Grain, 29 a 29c, in bags , flour, 8s 6(1 a 9s ; cotton, >td a 3*d. To London: Grain, 26d a 26d ; flour, 8i u 8i 61 ( heavy goods, 86s. (ToHavre: Grain, 40c u 4uc ; flour, $1 ti.% a $1 73 ; cotton, 1>?0 a lMc. To Ireland : Grain, 29d a 30 J ; flour, 6s a lis. Real Estate, at Auction.?Four story brick house and lot No. 14 Abingdon tquare, 24 feet 3 inches by 80 feet $9,100 Three unfinished houses and lots ou 29th street, near Lexington avenue, each 30 ieet by 98 feet 9 inches, each $2,760 8.2M idled. On Friday, 10th inst, of consumption, Habbiet E., wife of Edward L. Reynolds. Her friends aud acquaintances, and those of her brother, Geoige D Perhine, are requested to attend ber funeral, from herlat9 residence, 177 Walker street, on Mon.>.1,1 i-ot ?> hoir I.n n'nlnnk A M withnut fur. ther invitation. Iler remains will be taken to Newark, N J. for interment. On Friday, 19tU inst. Joh.n Home, only son of John ami Kliza B. Sutphen, aged one year and six months. Tiio relatives and friends ot the family nre respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from tho houso of his father, 63 Lexington avenue, this afternoon at 5 o'clock. Of consumption, on the 30th inst., in the 33d year' f her age, Mrs. Maiiy E. Kndicott, wife of William Kudicott, and daughter of Mr. Nathaniel Munroe, of Bulti more. The friends of the family are requested to attend the funeral, on Monday, 33d inst at it o'clock, from 330 Thompson street, without moro particular invitation. Her remains will be taken to Baltimore for interment On Saturday, 30th inst. Theodore, only son of Wait and Murtha Wells, aged four years. The friends and acquaintances of the family are iuvited to attend his iunersl, this afternoon at 3 o'clock, from 313 Ureenwioh street. BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS. WITH fourlen* knowledge and experience iu the early rise nuil progress ol the Chea.i Book Periodicals and { Newspaper busiucsi, tlie subscribers confidently appeal to | the trade for a aliare of their patronage. Uiders for Chs<p j Bookr. B.mod Books, Magazines, Newspapers, Ike., will be promptly filled, tun at prices as low as can be bongbt of any other eslabli. htneut. The subicribers fully alive to the necessity of promptness and activity in this business, pledge themselves to be unremitiiug in their efforts to be ahead in the dispatch of Books, Newspapers, Magazines, 8tc. And they particularly desire book dealers in the country to understand lhar every order for books will be tilled ta the letter. Daily and Week ly Newspapers packed. Address J. A. LITTLE k CO., I f2l 3tis*r Booksellers, N. Y. | SEGAK.S HAVANA AND ST. JAGO LEAF TOBACCO. A A. HAM'vNOS, 91 Broadway, up staira, (opposite Trinity Church) offers for ssle, in lots to suit purohas I ers. st wholesale and retail. 15o bales Havana Leaf Tobacco, wrappers and filler*. ! 50 " Ygnany " ' 38 " Cumberland Harbor, ?, " 40 " Bt Jago Leaf Tobacco % " | 15 " " " dark wrappery. I ' ' 12 cases old Connecticut Seed Leaf Tobacco, good colors. Also, Srgars of allbrnndsand elisses, including some i>u I po ted evp-essly for privnte smokers, together with others , suitable for the trade. Just received, a few of the new brand i : uuAiriouAprico," imported liny oy tne suDscnoer. Otdcra received and punctually attended to tor all c'astes I o( ?e*ars. Also Tor sale, all kinds of Smoking Tobacco of ! American, Spani It. Unman, aud Turkish manufacture, including the celebrated Searfalatti. Also. Snuffs of nil kinds, including the celebrated "CorcNj hioka" nnd "NicHITtcHis/1 a A.baMANO, f2l lm*rc 91 Broadway. Up Stars. ' PRUNING GRAPEVINES, FRUIT TREES* AND SHRUBBERY. JOHN ANDKltSON. Practical Oardener, has a bo* at the Seed Store of OUNLAP & THOMSON, 615 Bnaui way. wher* lie will cn'l dailv during the season, nnd execute protapily ell orders he may be faroted with. I'rl !w r wanted, as partner; AN ACT1VK MAN, with a cash capital of from $500 to $700, iwho would take en aetive part in the tateru I business with one who is well k"?wn aud txperienced. I Apply to THOMAS W. SMITH. 23 Nassau street, from I 9 to 10 A JM. fO 3 ?r 2 0011 FRENCH DAOUERKKOTVrE PLATES, v/v/l/ bait quality, for aale very low, t" rloie a con 1 ?ik..ment, at 53 Maiden tana. 8. GKRSON It CO. ; Tl9 2w?r 1 WANTED. ACJENTLEM AN who con command from $2,000 ta $3,000 having nouia knowledge or the ihipping btnineaa, and tha neceaaary qualification! to take charge of au agency in Liverpool, cau heiT or a rare chance of an eriug iaroa lucrative buaiueaa, already well aatabliahad, by adureaaing ' Boa 830 Poat Office," with teal name an . wliete an laierview can I be had. fit 9t?r ikon wikk wanted. THE UNDERSIGNED will receive propoaela until tha 271h inar. for the delivery of aiity-live t na of Iron Wire, No. 9, weighing not leaa than 330 Iba to the mile, for telegraphic purpurea, with the privilege ef taking thirty-live torn additional. The raid wire'o be manufactured from the very brat of iron, and in ha?ka of about a qnarier of a in le in length, aub ject to careful inspection, and the rejection of all imperfect wire To be delivered in thia eitr during the months of March and Apri> next. livinoston fc WELLS. lel8io27i?r 10 Wall ?t. BOARL) WANTED?The advertiser ia deairoua of obtaining a im i'l parlor, a bed room ai joining, a id fall board for himaet f and wife, (in and after the la ol ueit May. or orr? liniahef.re It n niteMU y that (he residence should lie with in live mtnutei walk of the city Halt, iind pleaa mtlv and quietly located Appliaatoina, mating terma.& *. are to he a Mr-aaei! to VV F. . end left at his "me- frh IT Iwii*' h Uaoi utr OLU I IlL.hU AiNiJ FUkNUUaE W.iN I KD LABIF.S and G?rtlem?n haviugsnv eaat off or attperfloi I clothing or furniture to dirp ?e of. tan ohtain a fur c nn price for the laitin. bi aendu a note, or by calliotr on the iilbicnber, at hia reaidence, o- through the poat, which will be punctually attended to. H. DK BOER, 71 s! Can <1 it. , Upgtaira. N B ?I.adi'a can be att-nded to by Mri. De Boar. Old stock and JoD gooda bought, of any deaeriptloii enJ am 'unr. f'l tm*rre LEFT OFF WARDROBE AND FURNITURE WANTED. LADIKH OR O/.NTLKMEN haying anpertluoua effceta to dispose of inch Wnarnig apparel, Furniture, lie., can obrani a fair caah price for the aame, by aending or iho anbieriber, throngh ihe Coat Office, or otherwtae, who will attend at their reatdeucea. J. LKVKN8TVN, ... . ..... Broadway, t?p ataira. I.ndiea can be attended 10 by Mra. J. LEVKN8TYN ftfi Im*re ROCK our I'INCM-hu b~i7e~? 07 New Orleana Hope Cut tinga,for tale by CEK8SB Ik UIIOOK8, I'apor and Rtg Wnrehouae, | tit Iwre _ No. 6'i amf?7 Namau afreet 1? *? uuinna ir. na?v. ioT Mlf Dy IV PKKM8K & BhoOKfl, | fel8 1wr-e No ?SS ?n?l (17 Na*>*n ft I MUiiAUHliSU POWDKtt: ! 1 on CASKS Boyd'* tnperior Blearhrg Powder, per A?V/ ahip Uleumnre, from lleiraat, landing mi I for itie I by PERSsE & BHOOKS, rl? Iwrc No* 65 and 67 Nmun n C'YKUS W. iuKI.D It CO.. No t Burling ilip. 0fl*r for > 'tic * Urji *nn tmeut nT Printing, Writing, VVrapplug, II rdware. Envelope. Hanging, end colo ed Paper. I'll, er ofanv (lie or quality mule to order. The hightit market pne-a p ud in caah for rag*, b-ggna b l? rope cutting*, nnny bagging, graa* rope.canvait, and nil | other kind* uf Paper Mnnnfnnnrer'* atock by CYHU8 W. FIELD k CO. ! fH lm rc No. 9 Hnrling *lip, N Y. Citv km* l.viua&iacR < ompaov, T D?,ln.?? New York, Kebrenry 2, 1847. \ 1VII)END.?The Hoard of Direetora of line f'onipai.y, nave declared ? dividend of *ii per cent, lor the la?t an month*, payable to the Stockholder* on aud after the 10th in, vtant. By order, o-* ?n - ? n ... D * CURRY. Secretary j fi;wTh. tranafer Book will be closed until 10th tniuuu I _