Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 7, 1847, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 7, 1847 Page 2
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r NEW YORK HERALD. Jlcw Vvrli, PiidtiJT, M?ich-f( 1B4T. l'ltc >c?. fmui Mnl?o-JI<xl?iiii Itcporte? Th? Attach on Vera Cram. We publish or the outside of to-day'g Htrald, the datiils of the important news?important it true ?received Irom Matamorag, and transmitted by telegraph to this city yesterday. It appears that Santa Anna was moving towards Saltillo in great force, and had actually driven juGenpral Taylor's outposts. This, however, is a Mexican report. It was also understood that General Uirea was advancing towards Matamoras with four thousand men, one-half of which are the flower, or something else, ot the Mexican army. This is another Mexican report; but if it be true, the position el our army in that quarter is very critical. Santa Anua's loree has been all alonir esti mated at thirty thousand men, some of whom were in buckrum, whilst General Taylor's oommar.d does not exceed six thousand. The disproportion, on paper, is, therefore, immense, although the bravery, discipline, and wood condition of our troops are a guaranty that they have given a good account of themselves in caso a general action has taken place. The anxiety to hear further news from that point is intense. A day or an hour tnay bring us intelligence of another grand nction, in which another glorious victory has been won?or a defeat suffered by our treops. While these movements are going on, Generals Scott and Worth are preparing for the storming of Vera Cruz. The necessary preparations are being made with the greatest celerity; and before another month, we may expect to hear ol the oapture of that city and of the castle of San Juan do Ulloa. The llatlla < W.I Paaan naaa I'lllh lalllia. The news of a battle fought at Passo, between the Mexican and a portion of the American army, has come through so many channels that its authenticity cannot now be questioned ; and it is no less certain that the Mexicans were defeated in the engagement referred to?probably with great loss on their part and small on ours. Touching this point, we may observe, that according to the Net* Meant Picayune of the 25th nit., the Mexicans estimate their own loss at 18j?a number more likely to be below than above tho mark. Pa to, the environs of which have been the scene of a triumph so creditable to the American arms, is a town in the department of Chihuahua, of less than four thousand inhabitants. It is situated on the high road from New Mexico to the city of Chihuahua, at a distance of nearly threo hundred miles from the latter place, and one thousand three hundred miles from the city t.f Mexico. Twelve miles north of the town, the road narrows, so as to form a pass, which a few determined men might defend successfully s-gainst a considerable force. But it appears that die Mexicans were so cowed, after defeat in tho vicinity of the town, that they made no effort to retain possession ol the pass, but retreated one hundred and twenty miles to the northward of the same. The male inhabitants of Passo are said to be more courageous than those of New Mexico. The females are pretty; but as in the other parts of Chihuahua, have less ttprit and liveliness than the women of Central Mexico. The people of the distiict of Passo have suffered much from the depredation of the IndioB bravoi, or savage Indians; in respect to two tribes of whom?the Camanches and the Apaches?they are placed, as it were, between two fires; 1 or they have the Camanches on the eastern frontier, and the A caches, with the exception ol one tribe?the Mescalleros, on the western. It is inconceivable how great a scourge these Indians are tothc inhabitants of northern Chihuahua; there are days when a column's length ot the Mexican newspaper is occupied with the details of the atrocities committed by them. Sometimes they have encountered and defeated two detachments of Mexican diagoons. In these encounters, Ponce, one of the Mexican commanders at the battle near Passo, has figured more than once. Not so much is known in this country respecting the Apaches, as respecting the Camanches. The Apaches, when they make an iacursion into Mexico, generally travel on foot?the Camanches on horseback. The favorite weapons of the Apaches, are the bow and arrow; of the Camanche's, the rifle and l-mce. The Apaches, in their incurs onsinto Mexico, are often accompanied by t! eit wives, who are sa d to fight as hard as the men, The wives of the Camanches are more mindful of the proprieties of the sex, and stay at home. A Texan paper states that 10,0(X) Indians, principally Li pan, have emigrated to Texas, and that among them area few Apaches?Apaches Mesoalleros, we presume The Mescalleros inhabit the eastern hanks of the Rio Grantfe; and are, in a manner, estranged from the other Apaches. Wo perceive, from the Picayune, that the commander of the Mexican cavalry, at the battle of Pcisso, whs General Cuiltz. This general was lately Governor of Chihuahua. We shall be glad when official despatches arrive from tl.o commander of the American troops at Passo. Whoever lie may be, whether Doniphan or Cocke, lie has deserved veil of liis country, and so have his troops. They have marched a distance of a thousand miles, over prairies and des rts, in search of the enemy ; and they have found and beaten him. There is nothing in the way of fighting which such troops would not dare to do?nothing they could not do. Khort-liand Writing?Kgyptlan IJIeroglypbyes, die. Tae art of writing short-hand, as the only reliable medium ol recording the precise language of public speakers, having recently exceed considerable attention, a few remarks relativ to this subject, may prove acceptable to most of our readers, more especially to those who a re a'Strom to inane incinscives nurpts in me science, and deterred only from commmencing the study in consequence ol entertaining erroneous impressions, which evidently prevail to a great extant with regard to the same. Many have been I 'd to suppose that stenographic characters, even nt the present day, like those of the Chinese, are *i various as the words of our language; or in other words, that eaah word is represented by a distinct character, or arbitrary sign of complicated form, without any regard to analogy 01 symbolic representation. Others presume thai words are represented strictly by hieroglyphics, or symbolic characters, similar to those lound on i h?: monuments and temples of ancient Egypt while but very few appear to have the least com ccption that the characters used by short-hand writers, with few exceptions, are either phonetic ?i hsbetic or syllabic ; that is to say, that ract character or sign is the representative of a sonnd letter or syllable, winch may be combined so at to express, with great facility, any word in oui language ; representing such words and phrasei arc of frequent occurrence, h wcver, by a sei,es of natural contractions or arbitrary signs, the iorms of which are nio?t likely to convey to the mind the word intended to be expressed. For in -:ance : ? about, CL.along, ff^across, q/usuend, ascending, or ascension, Othc world, Qh, he world, ?through the world, Qhigh 0r up in he world, ? low or down in the world, (} thf beginning of the world, ^)thc end of the world 0 the foundation of the world, and numeroui other sig s tqually appropriate, and of conrst en readily deciphered by all who are in thi 1 n?f degree acquainted with short-hand. t-f ii ig alluded to the Egyptian hieroglyphtca BBP..1. .J. .. or natural aigua, as representatives of worda and ideas, it may not be improper here to give the reader some idea of their peculiar character and application. According to Harapollo, the figure of a lion was used to denote strength and fortitude; a circle represented eternity, and the , figure of an ox signified -Agriculture, Ac. Had but one signification been assigned to each ot these hieroglyphics, it is probable that the legends found sculptured and painted oa every temp'e of Egypt, and a'l the tombs of her people, would 1 not have remained so long enveloped in mystery, j It a ipears, according to Harapollo, that the hawk j signified, in hiefrg:yphical writing, either God, i sublimi'y, excellence, humility, the wind, blood, j 1 victory, Mars, Venus, or the soul; and when they meant to express a rcribe, a prophet, an undertaker, laughter, sneezing, an officer, or a judge, \ the symbol of either of these was a dog. The in- 1 tarpretation of the hieroglyphics must, therefore, have been vague and uncertain. From Mr. Gliddon's valuable work on " Ancient Egypt, her Monumonts, Hieroglyphics, Sic.," we obtain more interesting and satisfac. tory information relative to this subject, in the tlrst place, it appears that as far back as can be traced the Egyptians had a phonetic alphabet, or alphabet of sounds, each of which was represented by a variety of symbols; in speaking, the names ol which, they utter Artie incipient letter or sound so represented. For instance, the iigures of an apple, an anchor, an nip, or an arrow, giviug them their English values, might appropriately be used as representatives of the letter A; a bet, a bear, a beetle, Ate. for the letter B; a cat, a crab, a crescent or cone, for the letter C, and so on?leaving the writer at liberty to select such objects to express his sentiments as he might proler; there being certain ideas associated with each symbol, thereby enabling the writer to convey a meaning of admiration, praise, dignity, beauty, strength, disgust, hatred, insignilli cance, Jtc. Mr. G , with a view of illustrating this principle, has given tho word America in symbols? A M E R I C A ' % ^;v? /Vs : ASP, MACK, KAGLK, RAM, INFANT, CAKE, ANCHOR, I which may be interpreted as follows:? j A?p?Symbol of sovereignty. Mace?Indicative of military dominion. ! Eagle?The national arms ol the Union, and ^ I means courage. I Ram?Symbolical of frontal power, j Infant?Typifies juvenile age, and the still unj developed strength of this country, i Cake?Typical of a civilised region. Anchor? Symbolical ol maritime greatness. The mark under the alphabetic symbols, renresentimr the surface of thr earth, arid sitmifvincr Kah or country, being thus applied to indicate I the subject to which they refer, and thereby aid in deciphering the same. i The word might be written by various other ! objects or symbols, in which cases, however,their signification would likewise be different, and less appropriate, unless the writer wished to allude to i*. with disrespect, disgust, Jtc. For instance, the ! word might be written by symbols representing j Arrow, Moon, Ear, Rabbit, Ineect, Cat, Apple, oa JljipU, Mouee, Egg, Raccoon, Indian, Cone, Archer. The above example, however, gives but a faint idea of the beauty, and often exquisite propriety, 1 ol' Egyptian composition, or of the complexity of the hieroglyphic art of writing. It will be allow-, cd, that even the anglicized illustration ol the >, word America, does not render its perspicuity very apparent; and with a full acquaintance of j lke language, it would be a puzzle to a decipherer. How much more so, when the vowels may , be omitted, or at least most of them, as thev aene rally are, arid only the contonanti and occasionally an incipient vowel written; as MRC, country, or Amrk, country. The Egyptians had, however, a more expeditious method of writing than hy the formation of , ! hieroglypbica! signs described; for in 1816, says , Mr. Gliddon, " the learnedGermunTychcn, was , I enabled to prove that the htratic character was bit a simple tachygrayhy, or abridged mode of writing"?a short hand, in fact, of the bieroglyphi | :al inscriptions. Tho exact number of the hieroglyphical figures | not having been yet ascertained, the complete amount of varieties used by the Egyptians can1 not be positively defined. Approximately, theii < number may be set down at 900, and time will develope a few more. The nations of Europe, (with few exceptions,) notwithstanding their diversity of language, have for several ages concurred, with surprising harmony, in the choice of letters, by which simple and compound sounds are expressed. The Chinese, however, have acted directly contrary to j the universal practice of all other nations, by being bound down by the fetters of an invincible prejudice; and alfecting to despise the art of alphabetic writing, they have denied themselves of its advantage, preferring to acquire a knowledge of 80,000 arbitrary signs, as the representatives of their words and peculiar idioms ? As it is notour object, at this time, to dwell at j length upon the peculiarities of the Egyptian hieroglyphics, and Chinese characters, we shall re- j turn to the subject of short hand writing, and of- 1 fer such suggestions as are be9t calculated to | throw some light upon the general features and principles which characterise a practical system, and aut in the choice and acquisition of the same, j In the first place, then, wo would observe, that j the selection of suitable characters as representa- i fives of the alphabetic letters or sounds is of the utmost importance; nor is it less important that i the letters or sonnds which most frequently occur, should be represented by tnosc characters ' that can he made with the greatest facility; assign- j ing the characters ol more complex form for incise lcnui a which no noi occur so irequcntly us others. For instance, the letter ( in short-hand writing, probably occurs more frequently than any other, and, for that reason may, with great proprioty, be represented by a shorf horizontal line, thif:?, that being the most simple stroke of j the pen that nature affords. N, on the score of repetition, may be considered to belong to the second class of consonants, and, with the same propriety, may bo represented by a curved line or segment of a circle thus ; and so on with the rest. The correctness of this principle must be apparent to every one who will give the subject a ?ingle moment's consideration. We have now belore us several new systems of short hand writing, as thev are so termed; but from the cursory glance we have given them, we have no hesitation in pronouncing them to be defective, an I, comparatively, impracticable. The simple fact that the usual stenographic characters have baen indiscriminately assigned to represent the letters of our alphabet, without regard to classitication, naturally and very justly lead* us to the conclusion 'hat the (.compilers of the works in question have but a very limited a--quaintance with the true princi pies and practice of short hand writing ; and that , - they have doubtless been induced to make certain variations frojn systems of acknowledged merit, i merely with a view of appearing before the public as authors, in some shape or other; and the ' j truth of this remark will he more evident when it s is borne in mind that these new lights referred to, , have copied a little from one author and a little , I | Irom ano'her, whose, systems cannot by any pos* J ? ji sibiliry b? amalgamated and practically applied, I even by the most experienced reporter. 11 The next point to be attained in compiling a ' system of short-hand writing, is to assign to each ( ' alphabetic character to be denoted by the tame, A a definite number of words, say two, three or four, | K of the most f requent occurrence, of which it forms the initial or prominent sound ; for instance, the ^ character representing b, may be used singly lor ^ the words bi or been; d, may stand for do, dote or C dom ; m, for am, me, my or may, fee., leaving the T context to point out in deciphering the words signified : as the following ex?mples will serve to A illustrate. Feed m sheep. I have b to Boston, t) heknowinef In which it must be conceded that V no one would attempt to transcribe them other* A wise than : Feed my sheep. I have been to Boston. Don lie know mel &c. 0 The next mode of contracting words, or rather v the labor of writing thein, is by permitting the V alphabetical signs, under a judicious arrange- A men!, to express appropriate prefixes and suffix- x es, as they are termed, i. e , common beginnings and endings of long words ; for instance, com, ^ con, pre, pro, tran, fyc., occur frequently at the O Iieglimtng ui wuiu9, <iui?, wc, J>**> mem, nna, ; ^ irtg, lion, tion, fyc , occur not less frequently at the end of words, and for this reason, a conve- 8 nient and expeditious method of expressing them y should always be provided. 1* This being accomplished, the introduction of a ]? series of appropriate arbitrary signs, or natural contractions for words and phrases of frequent occurrence, is the next important consideration There are some other modes of abbrevia- al tion, such as denoting repetitions of words or sen- cl tences, kc., frequently by a simple stroke of the pi pen, fee , which, with the principles already ex- f, plained, form the main features of short hand Y writing, and which have only to be thoroughly ? understood and familiarised, in order to become " an adept in its practical application. jj ??????? w Tux Mounted Kiflxmsn.?It is thought by the A officers of the regiment of mounted riflemen, j,, that their being dismounted may prove a happy u circumstance, now that they are likely to see active service so soon. Tl.e men composing the pi regiment are new recruits, and have not had o( time to doarn the cavalry drill; they will, there- pi fore, make much better footmen than horsemen, ? at present. They are now acting as a regiment ol light infantry. This is, of course, but a tern- nj porary arrangement, and they will, of course, 01 be mounted as soon alter the grand enterprise q about to be undertaken, as possible. They are ct represented as a line set of men. They were enlisted at the West, and will no doubt prove efli- jni cient in the peculiar service into which this new arrangement will call them. It is to be hoped that if a new complement of horses should be sent on to them, that competent perrons used to the transportation ol the noble animals, will be sent in charge of them. A little precaution at starting, and a little care at sea, would have ri saved the horses which were destroyed in the effort H to transport them across the Gulf last.January. o( _____? ^ Horrible Affair.?We received the following w letter by yesterday's mail. We give it, excluding JjJ the names mentioned in the affair. We hope ui that the account is not true:? n Habtfosd, March 6, 1847. One of the roost brutal transactions that can possibly be conceived has recently been consummated at South- 1! ington, and the parties implicated, who are now in jail cl here, will probably be tried before the Superior Court, Ji at preeent sitting in this oity. The particulars are truly it too horrible for anything like minute detail, and there- di lore I can only furnish you with the principal facia it They aiford an awful evidence of fiend-like acts which p: rum may instigate a human beiDg to perpetrate?acts it from which the most degraded would recoil with horror, fc when in their sober moments. A short time since ******* procured a jug of cider it brandv. which he took to his house for the nurnese of h< having a debauch with a boon companion, named ?*? ?* w Altor the liquor began to have it* effect, he initiated upon ai hia wife participating in their orgie* ; but aa she refused y to comply, the brute threw her on the floor, and finally e forced a considerable quantity of liquor down her M throat; soon alter which abe succeeded in making her pi escape to her bed, in an upper room. She had not been tt there long, however, before she was lollowed by her g husband and *******t the former of whom insisted upon ?! her sleeping with the latter. On her remonatrating, and fl< attempting to rise, the brute held her forcibly in bed, w while ******* violated her person ! Subsequently, the si uniorlunate womiu utUmpied to escape, and during her ti struggles, her clothes were all lit> rally torn oil. Her ai husband then succeeding in forciug her down in the s< cellar, where be confined her, naked as she was, lor hi upwards of two hours, and that, too, duting one of the fu eoldest nights we have had recently. te But the most revolting circumstance remains yet to be re told. While his wile was confined in the cellar, he e' seized, and made several attempts to ravish his own si daughter, a girl about thirteen years old The particu- h lars. as related to me, are altogether too sickening lor w publication. Suffice it, that the fiend used every possible b; ertort to accomplish his diabolical purpose, and nearly C added murder to his other crimes. Ji In the morning, the wife made known to some of the fa neighbors the transactions ot the previous nigut, when ai the nusband wss arrested st once. Hi* companion man- h agod to elude the pursuit of justice for three days, but to was fiually t.keu at a house on whut is called the Moun- Si tain Hail either el them been caught by the people ei in the vicinity, before they fell into the bands ol the st officers, there 11 no doubt that they would have been fu lynchtd without mercy. As it is, Justice will take her course ; but there is no punishment at all adequate to the ar offence or Should any of the proceeding* on the trial be deemed fo of interest to your readers, they will be promptly forwarded, by A. ar Theatricals, Pass Theatre.?We take great pleasure in an nouncing that the charming and graceful little Viennoise ^ dancers are engaged to perform at this theatre for ano- at ther week. This will undoubtedly be gratifying intelii- >r genca to all who have not yet seen them, as well a* to jj' those who have, and who, as might bs expected, are desirous of seeing them again. We are confident that Mr. ? simpsou win piease ino public By tun arrangement, as ci well as add to the colters at his ostablighment. One E thing iaclear, that they will be as well received and will w draw bi large houses, this week as they did last. The J perlormances fast evening were witnessed by a large audience. The ohildren danced the " Pat dtt Flturt" in F their most graceful style, and were received, as they al- 1' ways are, with enthusiastic applauae. The other two t! dances were " La Tyrolitnnt," by twenty-four, and " Lt d Pat Maittonturi," by forty-eight of the dsnseueses Viennoise. Mrs. Hunt appeared as Fanny, in the " Kton B Boys," performing her part in her own inimitable man- ti ner, and winning the well deserved approbation of the a whole house. B Bowcav Thcstrk?The grand national drama of ^ " Ethan Allan" was again produced here last evening, a before a full and crowded house. Rice?the popular v Thomas D. Rica?had a " jam"house for his heneflt, and the attractions here continue to draw nightly immense houses The popular and favorite dansruie Md'lle Di- a mior, from the Opera House, Paris, will appear to-morrow evening, (dee the bills of the day.) ( Orkriswicu Thratrb.?The benefit of Bignor Morra, f was well attended here list evening. The Signor S and Signora Ciocca danced a grand "Pas Suisse also a t grand "Tbs de Deux," and the celebrated "Le Pas Sty- * rien," in which they were received with the mo>t raptu- f rous applause. The benefit of Signora Ciocca is fixed for tc-monow evening, ller bill will be found most ut- 1 tractive. I Bowrrv amrhithestbb.?The circus still continues to draw bumper houses. The attractions last evening r drew an immense concourse of the friends and admirers ? of the tslentcd company who at prosent sustain the high ' reputation of the Bowery Circus. The young and beau- 9 tiful danttutc, Miss Jesselyne, will appear here to-morrow evening The entertainments commence with a , ten horse enlrit. c Mr. John Brougham, the delineator of Irish characters, j teok a benefit at tno Boston Theatre, on Friday evening. ( Mr. Anderson was still playing at the St. Charles f Theatre on t e 30th. I Mr. Murdoch and Mrs. Jones were playing at latest . dates, at the American Tneatre, New Orleans. J Nmlcal. 4 Italian Ur?t ? Signorina Clotilda Barili takea a ben- 1 eflt on Tueaday eveuing at PdlmoV The many friend* , of Baiili who have liitened to ber charming ainging daring the seaaen will undoubtedly t?ke thii opportunity 1 to (how to the prima donna a autiitantial proof of tbeir 1 regard. * Hert and Sivorl are no longer giving concert* to- . gather. Slvori gave a concert at the Orleani Theatre ^ i on the night of the d8th. 1 he Picayun* ?ay? ; -All who . hare heard him unheaitatingly acknowledge that he ie j equal to any of the renowned artiata we have had in thia ( ' country, ami many exc'-llent judge* pronounce him iu- j I potior to all. I The Alleghaniana aing at a rncrod concert, lo he give* I at rateraon, on Tueaday evening neat. 1 Rki.iff for 1 hslakir.?The treaaumr of the J General Relief Committee in Boston, announci** ! the receipt of varioua *um? not before .mentioned, ( nmountingto fl !>3I lei New Orleana haa given (additional) d 148 HO The Legiaiaturc of New Brunawirk have granted ' MIft 000 aterling. , Contributlone are continually flowing in to the variori . committee* all over the r.ouutrJ , and it ia highly prch .Me that tlio amount really donated a ill far vei y lar exceed the amount* named In the puhliahed account* J ??? ? 1 11 . . n-mm?tmmmmmm The Lakes of Use Dismal Swamp. *sckibsi> to the Ho* Mas H 8. Clark, or North CiSOUSS, Bv Calks Lro*, ov Lvo?sdalb ["was autumn-time, and o'er thee spread e veil of ether blue? ind rays of sunlight soiUy fell thy oy press branches 1 through. Clustered on thy iairy shore, grape vines an arbour made, Vhile starlings woke a music sweet within their pleasant shade. 'he lillias shone a* milky pearls, upon thy waveless tide; athedrals, filled with incense rare, in which t he fairies glide, 'he jessamine its tendral's clung in atariy flowers of gold? ,nd aged moss around theo fail, as hermit beards of old. he loveliest isles man ever saw soem floating on thy wave. Inhere mialetoe is weeping o'er the Indian maiden's grave? nd deer, 'mid laurel thicket's bloom, are bounding wild and flout? r wading in the limpid tiJe of still Mattamuskeet he solitary pine looms up amid savannas green, fhare Matchapungo'a waters flow in majesty serene? fhere isles are crowned with violets, and honeysuckles twine, nd mocking-birds at eventide pour forth a song divine, he eagle hovors o'er thy lakes, thou homestead of the free, fhere yelling heunds and pealing horns of Southern ! rniritlrv ft break the stillness of thy woods, at] even and at > morn? rhero Anglo-Saxon feasts are held, and Saxon thought* are born. weet lake ! no more nine eye* ihall reat upon your dreamy shore; et on thy beauty could I gaze in gladness evermore? on* a* Pant ego* stream shall flow, or memory love a 1 *omp, i dreams I'll visit thee again, Lakes of the Dismal Swamp. City Intelligence. Thx Wrathcr.?Yesterday was remarkably fine, and ay be deemed the first spring day of the season. The reeta, in some quarters of the city, appeared unusually .ean?and Chatham street, proverbial for its filthiness, resentod yesterday an unusually clean appearance. Thb Funeral.?Wo have received a communication | on a member of the 37th Regiment National Ouard, N. | . S. A., stating that the artillery at the Battery on | rid ay, was not under the command of Col. Yates, be communication says " It was a company of Light Artillery," commanded by Lt. Col. Dungee, of to 37th Regimant (National Guards,) N. Y. 8. A., com?sed of members of various companies in the regiment, he have been regularly drilled, and who made their rst parade yesterday. They are known by the name of is National Battery of Artillery. As Colonel Yates has id credit enough for his servioes, it cannot be more lan just to.give the oredit of the movements of the Batry to whom it justly belongs, to Lieut. Col. Dungee, J ie originator and instructor of the members of the cominy. Aid to Ireland.?Messrs. Kipp It Brown, proprietors f the line of stages, have generously offered the entire roceeds oi their whole line of stages, Including the dwin Forrest, Ariel, lie, on Thursday next, for the beifit of the poor in Ireland. Fiaxs.?A fire occurred at No. 47 Vesey street last ght at half past 10 o'clock, which was promptly put it. Damage not ascertained. ALiHitu,?a cnimney 10ok are at nan pan / o ciock at Id Slip. The Are wu loon put out. Another alarm ocirred in the 0th district. The firemen were on the qui vt during the evening up to 11 o'clock. Steamboat Burnt.?The steamboat Washington, ]yg at Secor7! Dock, at foot of Ninth street, East Hirer, as discovered to be on Are yesterday morning about ilf past four o'clock- Before the Are companies had erred, the upper works and machinery were destroyed, d the hull was much injured. It is presumed that an itendiary had been employed to accomplish this base t.1 Attemtt at Suicide.?A man named Stephen Eckery, attempted to hang himself at No. 06 James street, and iving failed in the attempt, he rushed towards the East rer at the foot of Catharine slip, where he jumped in. e was rescued by officer Holden. Friendly Sons or St. Patrice ?The annual meeting this society took plaoe at the City Hotel on Thursday

rening, for the election of officers for the ensuing year, hen it was resolved, that in consideration of the destiite condition of their native country, the dinner for the asuing anniversary will be dispensed with, and the lual subscription transferred to a special fund for the ilief of Ireland. Police Intelligence. March 6 ? Highway Rohhery.?Officer Smith, of the 1th ward, arrested a man called Henry Green, on a f barge of knocking down a Dutchman by the name of Dhn Ossinger, of Hempstead, Long Island, while pasaig along Pitt street, between 11 and 13 o'clock on Fri ay night last, stealing from Ins pocket a purse oon'einig about $3, and a pocket knife. On the arrest of the risoner the purse and money were found, belonging to le complainant, justice Ketcham committed him lu lull ir trial. A Courageous Oirl?A thievish looking fellow, callig himself Charles Morris, called at the dwelling ouse of Mr. Jacob Van Noatrand, No 7ftJ Greennch street, on Friday aiternoon, rang at the bell ad wus answered by Miss Margaret E. Vau Nostrand, a oung girl, between 14 and 13 years ot age. The rascal nquired if a Mr Jones resided in the bouse, to which largaret answered in the negative?he then asked for a I iece of paper, implying that he wished to take down j le name of the present occupant of the premises. Mar- i aret lett the door and ran up stairs, for the purpose : i getting a piece of paper, and when on the second | nor she found the strange man close behind her, hich at onco created her suspicion that he meant | imethiog bad; consequently sue took the precauon to lock the front parlor door, and on turning round towards the prisoner, the scoundrel immediately lizsd Margaret by the thioat, pulled out a pocket andkercliief, and endeavored to lorce it into her mouth I r the purposo of stopping her cries of al?rm for a**<s- i ince. The poor girl fought the rascal boldly and couigeously, biting his fingers, and scratching bis face, ridently disposed to self her life dearly; this the joundrrl soon discovered, for he endeavoied to make ! is escape, but Margaret pursued him into the street i ; hen oftar a considerable chase, the rascal was stonned : y Mr. Harriot, and after warJs taken into custody by apt Bush, of the 9th ward police, and conveyed before I ustica Roome, where, on being searched, the officers 1 mid on bis person 3 skeleton keys, a file and gimlet, 1 wrapped up in a newspaper called the Westchoster rtrald, also a ladies' gold watch. This man is supposed i havo been just liberated from the State prison at Sing ing, from his actions being decidedly " cross," and he ridently entered the above premises tor the purpose of saling. Justice Roome committed him to pii sou, for a rtber examination. Char ft of Bigamy.?Officer Huffman, of the lflth ward, rested yesterday, a man by the name of Patrick Tobin, i a chaige of bigamy. Locked up by Justice Roome | r examination. attempt to Stab.?A fellow called James Scanlin, was 'rested on Friday night, on a charge of assaulting and tempting to stab Capt. Gardner, of the tith ward. LockI up for oxamination. Jlstuult and Hatteiy.?Officers Prince John Davis and L'Ueoiiey,:af(ucAef ot the Lower Police, urreated yesterty, Aaron Levy, one of the aecond hand clothe* dealer* : No. '20 Chatham atreet, onachrrge of violently assaultig and beating a man by the name of Edward Bradley, isiding at No. 118 Willet atreet. Held to bail to answer I Court by Justice Osborne. Sttaling backing.?Officer Uassott, of the 13th ward, rrested j estorday, a fellow called John Miner, on a barge of stealing a lot of bagging from the (tore of Mr. ffingham Lawrence, in Dclancy atreet, a portion of rhich has boen recovered. Locked up for trial by UBtice Ketcham. Jltlempt to Pick a Pocket.?A man calling himself rederick Murray, was arreated by some officers of tho 4th wurd police, attempting t > pick the pocket of Matlow Lawnoy, while in the crowd on the Battery on Friay. Committed for trial by Justice;Ketcham. Escaped Convict.?A convict called Hector R. W. town, alias Edward France, who was sentanced for a :rm of month* to Blackwell'a Island, and was employed s a ruuncr in the keeper's office, made his escape from ilackwell's Island on a taft, on Wednesday night last, tealing two suits of clothing?one belonging to Jew liko, the pickpocket, and the other to Swilt, the mock uotioneer, who are now serving out their term of aerico?valued in all over $60. No arrest at present. movement* of Traveller*. The following list includes all of yesterday's arrival* t the subjoined hotels Amusican- D. Davidson,-Newburgh; Tho*. Hogs, N. Geo. Logan, Philadelphia; L. Poole, Boston; Dr. lice, U 9 Navy; F'. White, Stockbridge, (1. Simonson; itaten Island. Aitor?J. Strong, Schtiylcrvill* ; L Tappan, Washing on Co.; O. Clark, do; Oan. Hopping, Syracuse; J. Kusell, Warren Co ; J Stevenson, Boston; John de Mett and amily, Mosaachuaoit*; Gov. Davit and family, do; VV. lecly, Buffalo; L Abbott, Albany; H. Amei, Pratteville; P. Pratt, do ; R. 0. Morgan, Oawt-go; S. L Clamant, Pniadcllihie; L. Dibler, Ylliany; J. Van Benthusen, do ; W. rlotelv, Buffalo; A. Gracrc, Providence; R.Mitchell, Bo*on; M. Tappen and farailv, do; E Dickarton, N J.; W. rlalonn, Georgia; L. Cowhinet, Alabama; J. Chasing. do; that. Knatea, Boston; J. Sweeter, do; M. Atwater, N Y.; >1. Beach, Hartford; R. Chapman, Springfield ; G Grander, Canandaigua; R. Burny, Baltimore; A- Smith, do; I. Holmet, Brockport. Citt?M. Calvo, Havana; T. Arnold, Kentucky; J iiahman, Cotton; W. Blair, Weetcheater; Caleb Lyon, >f Lyoiudale; T Wilkinaon, Lyuchburgh; H. Fry, lichmond; W. Fry, do; Com. Downea, U. S. Navvi tapt. Armtlrong, do; Capt Storer, do; C Laiier, do; Mr lalt, Va.i W. Thorn, Boaton; J. Knox, Pa ; G. Gray, I S. N. I BiNKLin? A. Morria, PitUburgh; H. Lamb, Georgia; V. Cokeman, S. C.; C Cumming, Yale College; G. iVadtworlh, Boaton, ii. Ornop, N. Bedford, R. Moore, I.C.; L. McKay, Ky; J. Davie, do ; J. Scoveil.Conn ; I. Hayea, Albany: A. Camfiold, N. J ; P. C. Csl.ioun, Iridgeport; J. Richnrda, Phila.; H. Maaon, Watervilie; P. Stanley, N.C.; E. EJgerion, S. C; J. Rockwell, 'ittafleld. Howard?J. Blanchard, Salem; N. Kimball, do: C. Miler, Pmladelphia; C. Barton, Mohawk; R McClelland, ilunioe. Mich ; C. Wendell, Albany I 8. Haynea, Maya ilio; J. Hale, Virginia; W. M'Veight, Maine ; M. Wooley. Boaton; W Williama, Maaaacbnaetta; J. Duff, do; d. Gondell, do; L. Stewart, Waahiegtou; E Paaey, Philalelpbia;M Helworth, Pennaylvema; R Worden, U S. duvy; R Thayer, Baltimore: M. Birlow, Grange; Hon. v Gordon. Delhi; J. Bradford, do; W Bakor, Boaton; R trittenden, New York; W Rinkin, do: J. Chriatopier, iocbeater; H Tyflier, Phila; J. Finney, Missouri, P Jeltingham, Vermont; Hon. J. Morria, New Haven, R. .mdsHy Kentucky; J. P. Begga, Cincinnati, J Fianegan, Philadelphia. Junaoe?J Myera, Richmond; C Starling, Columbna; I. Daily, Chiliicothe; K Ntningbakenborgh, Virginia; J ;uahm?n, Boaton; J. Williams, Indiana; E Atmore, Phiadelphia; M. Klippen, Virginia; M. Bancock, N. Haven; vl Alden, Mesancliuaetti, B l'hompson, do; W Carton, United Hiatea Army; E Bailey, do; J Simon, Maaiachuietta; W Carton, Chiliicothe; J Plimpton, Ohio. Rathbuis ?Thomaa Pehles, Peter* burgh ; J. Macy, | Washington ; J D. Little, Elitahethtown ; J. Todel| I Philadelphia ; D. I.ongliejrkm, Puma ; S Stennett, J. Liraham, Middlalown; S Richer da, Philadelphia ; IL iJrcese, Mans.; C. Wowdbury, L M Htandiah, Boaton. 1 New Book*. CHtMHtl' lnrOIMiTIO.1 rOK TNI fcoai, No. li? J Tho twelfth number is received, end meiutaina the opin- I ion we have ao often express sd on thia valuable work.? It can be had of Burgees & Stringer, and H Long fc Brother, 33 Ann afreet. Tim Black Pnoph bt , by Wffl. Carleton?Burgeaa k ! stringer?Thia ia the title of a new work, Irom Mr. Carleten's pen, and depictr, in a graphic and forcible ? manner, the unfortunate condition of the Iriah people, | irom famine. ( ,W 1. Titlos fc Co , Aater House, have Juatpubllah. ed rower's one act farce," How to I'ay the Kent," being No. 8 of the Mirror Drama. 1 Bouthkkn Quabtkblv Rwikw, Taylor k Co., Aator House ?Wo have received the January number of this | trulv interesting work, and commeud it to the attention of the public. Taylor k Co. will receive subscriptions for it ' Noktn Amkbicais Bckiskbv?H. Long k Brother. S3 1 Ann street.?We have received the third No. of thia work. It contains several views of well known places, (rem drawings made on the spot. Thk Calvabv Tokkn and Litkrabv Souvama, ia the title of a Journal edited by Kev J. N MfcJht.and published by Wm. A. Waterstone, 33 Spruce it. Mar or thk Scat or Wab.?We have received from J. Disturnell, 103 Broadway, a Map of tho Heat of War in Mexico, being a copy of General Arista's Map, taken at Reiaca da la Palma, with additions, ks. which wo consider valuable at the present time. thii work i* before us We have frequently recommended it to the legal prof^aaion as a work of great merit, and can but do it again. Subscriptions are received at 41 Ann atreet. Hurt's Merchants' Maoazine. Freeman Iluut, 144 Ful'.on atreet.?We would willingly aay aomethiug in lavorof this valuable periodical, if it were necessary ; but as we cannot add anything to its character, we will only say that we nave received the March number, and that it is equally as valuable as any aumber that we have received The l'nosc Writers or America, by Rufus W. Oriswold ; Carey !c Hart, Philadelphia ?This is one of the moat valuable works ever issued from the American press, and we doubt not it will have,as it certainly ought to have, as extensive circulation as the Poets and Poetry of America by the same compiler. We sincerely and earnestly recommend it to the attention of the public. Amebioan Comedies, by J. K Paulding ; Gary It Hart, Philadelphia.?We learn from the preface of this book, that its contents were written by the author when scaroely 31 years of age, and it is published as an experiment how far the public may incline to relish this species of literature. We hope it will be successtul. Froissabt Ballabds and other Poems, by Philip P. Cooke; Gary It Hart, Philadelphia. This is a collection of oldistories,versified by tho author,who evidently possesses great talent It will be read with interest. Law Intelligence* Superior Court?Before Judge Oakley.? Cooper vs Barker.?This cause, which was brought to recover damages for a malicious prosecution and slander, result- t ed in a verdict for the plaintiff tor $2*7, on the count for slander. In the other branch of the court there were only some icquests taken, after which Judge Venderpoel adjourned. Arguments will be taken up next week. Common Pleas.?This was argument day in the Comibon Pleas?one or two decisions were given,which were of no interest to the public. United States District Court, March 5?Before ?H?a Rfttm?The United Stotee vt Oeoree Otllmun. John Weavor, and two olhert.?The prisoners were indicted tor an attempt to create a revolt on bo.rd the ship Metoka. After they went on board, they refused to do duty,on pretence that there was not sufflcient water, and that the proTisions were bad. There was anether defence set up for Oilman, to wit : that it was expressly agreed that he should not be compelled to go if the ship was to be commanded by her piesent captain. Tho case is adjourned to Monday next Court or Oraa and Terminer, March 6.?Before Judge Edmonds, Aldermen Coinpton and Bensoh.?In the case of George C. King, indicted for obtaining goods under f <lae pretences, the Court ordered a nolle press- 1 fut to be entered. In the case of Walter Meade, also indicted for false pretences, a demurrer was interposed, on the gtound that it was averred in the indictment that a felony had been committed, and that the greater crime absorbed the latter; that therefore the indictment was bad. The Court took the same view, and quashed the indictment. ,^In Cmamhkri, March 6.?Before Judge Edmonds.?In re Nicholai L- Mttzger.?It will be remembered that Metzger was some tnue ago claimed by the French Government as a fugitive from justice, and after much disoussion and argument before Judge Belts, he was ordered to be given up by Judge Betts;sinoe then he has been held in custody under a warrant from the President or Secrotary of State. Mr. N. Blunt obtained a writ of habeas corpus from Judge Edmonds, ou the ground that he cannot be held under such a warrant. Tha case cams on to-day, and was adjourned to Tuesday, to give the parties timo to make out a special return Court or Gknkral Skssions, March A.?Before Recorder Scott and Aldarmeu Walsh and Walker. John M'Kkon District Attorney.?Srtknck?At the opening of Court this morning, a German named William H. 8toltze,who was recently convicted ofau attempt to commit a burglary in the 1st degree, was sentenced to five years imprisonment at Sing Sing. Plea of Guilty?Isaiah Williams, a colored boy, on ..|U,.?,i ?? tin, t,?p on n r.harro of bui'irlmv in tho 3d degree,entered a plea of guilty and was remanded for seuteoce. Conviction af Ryns?lo the care of Chas. Kyna, indicted for bigamy, the jury returned a verdict of guilty. The Court sentenced him to be imprisoned in the Suite Prison for the term of lour years. Religions Intelligence. Calendar roa Mabch.?March 7lh, Third Sunday in Lent. 14th? FourthSundiy in Lent 2I*l?Fil'h Sunday in Lent. 36th-The Annunciation of the blei-Ked Vigm Mary 2b'h--8uiiday r.est belore Enter. 29:h? Monday before Eaatar. JOth?Tuesday before Easter. dial? , Wednesday before Easter. Bishop Delancey has given notice that be will visit and perform Episcopal service! in the following places, io this diocese, at the times herein specifled Monday, April 6th. at Kurt Hamilton, at 10 A. M. ; do at Flatbush, 3 P. M ; Tuesday. 6th. at Brooklyn, 10 A. M j do at Wil iiamsburgh, 3 P M.; Wednesday, 7th, at Newtown, 10 A. M ; dost Flushing, at 3 P. M : Thursday, Sth. at Manhaisett, 10 A M ; do at Glen Cove, 3 P. M ; Friday, 9tn, at Syoisett. 10 A. M ; do at Cold Spring. 3 P. M.j Saturday, 10th, at Huntington, \10 AM; do at Setauket, at 8 P. M ; Sunday, llth, at (slip, 10 A. M.; Tuesday, 18th, at South Oyster Bay, 10 A M ; Wednesday, 14th, at Hempstead; 10 A. M ; do at Kocknway, 3 P M.; Tnurtdsy, 16th, at Jamaica, 10 A. M ; Saturday. 17lh, at Clifton. 10 A. M; Sunday, lath, ut Richmond, 10>? A. M.; do at Rossville, at 3 P. M ; Tuesday, 30th, at Vlurrisanin, 10 A VI ; do at | Westchoster, 3 P. M.j Weduesday, 31 at, at do 10 A. M , do Eastchester, 3PM: Thursday, 23d, Yonkers, 10 A M ; do at Tuckaboe, 3PM, Friday, 23, at New Rochelle, 10 A. M ; Sunday, 36, at Vlamaroneck, 10 A M ; do at Rye. 3 P. M ; Monday, 36. at Port Cheater, 10 A. M.; do at White Plains, 3 P M.; Tuesday. 27, at Greansburg, 10 A. M.; de at Tarry town, 3 P. M ; Weduesday, 38, at Sing Sing, 10 A- M ; do at North Castle, 3 P. M.; Thursday, -0, at Bedford, 10 A. M ; do nt North Salem 8PM; Frl- 1 dap RO II *nm?ri. 10 A M : do at P.-.ktkill 3 P M. The paper* of the Dioceie of New York, Interested in the above services, are respectfully requested to insait this notice. WM. H. DELANCEY, Bishop of the Diocese of Western New York. The Right Rev John Johns, D. D , Assistant Bishop of Virginia, has been chosen to fill the chair of Presid' nt, and the Professorship of Moral Philosophy, Belles Lettres, Logic, and Philosophy of the Mind, in William and Mary College, Virginia. We have received the following as the result of the | late trial of Rev. Mr. Trapnell in Baltimore:? The Court were unanimous in their opinion that the Bishop has the right, without any canonical provision, to preach, administer the communion. Its , at the time of visitation ; but as this is the first time the question has been raised, aDdas Mr. Trupnell acted under the impreesion that the Bishop had not such right, there was uo moral guilt in his refusal to permit the Bishop to administer; therefore Mr. T. is acquitted on that etrarge They were unanimous in finding him guilty of conduct unbecoming a minister of Christ, in using the ofi'ensive language in the correspondence, and for publishing the same. At an ordination held in Christ Church, Hartford, the second Sunday in Lent, February 28th, the Right Rev Bishop Browneil admitted to the holy order 01 deacons Mr. T. Jaivis Carter, of this diocese. The sermon on the occasion was preached by the Rev. Dr. Bulges , Rector i of the church, and the candidate was presented by his lather, the Rev. Lawson Carter, of New York. It is reported by the Livtrpaul Exprttt. that ai rangemonts are nearly made for opining a theological col- j lege at Birkenhead, in connexion with the Parochial Aid 1 Association. The Rev. John Black, who but a few months since was called to take the pastoral care of the filth Presbyterian church, in Pittsburgh, Pa, died in Alleghany city, on Saturday the 18th ult, in the S8thvearof his age. lie entered upon hia duties as pastor of that chnrch on the 12th of December- and in two slio't mouth* he rests from i his labors, and his church as well as his family and friends mourn the desolating bereavement. 1 1JA college for tbe education of clergymen in New' foundlnnd is about to bo founded, through the exertions of (he Bishop, who is now in England, and receiving doj nations for that ob.lect. -j Varieties. Fusthis RrLirr for Irxland ? In the town of Montf;omery, Ala, a meeting was held for the relief of Ire- J and, at which $1100 were promp'l, subscribed, with an expectation of amounting to $l>0)0 On the 0th ult., a woman in Luray, Pago county, Va , | was delivered of two full grown, perfectly formed fe ! male children, united fiom tli" superior part of the th?rax I to the umhilicut, being a much more remarkable iutus nalui* than the celebrated Siamese twins A town meeting, we lentn.is to be held in Charles'own on Wednesday, to ascertain whether the inhtbl'ents will I tare charter, lately granted by th* Legisla At Charleston, on Tuesday, Fredeiirk, a slave, and h!a mother were arretted on suspicion of having committed robberies at five different ch'trches Frederick w?? arrested at a hall, and had on at the time a silk scarf, being part of the clergyman's gown stolen from one of the churches. i A telescopic come^Ma dlscoverad (rom the Cambridge Observatory snout 7 o'clock lest evening by Mr. '?- P- Bond, in the constellation Aiidrmnadae, near the tar lit Andromsdaa its approximate plare AR 23h. 38m North Deo K M> dag 0 mln Its daily motion, chiefly in destination, it about a degree | and a hall south. Cambridge Observatory, Match Otn? | | Boiton TrantcrijitThe Baton Rouge Conttrvatir mentions tha presentation and payment at New Orleans, r f n forged drnfi for | $ * BOO, payable to the order ol Pike h H.trt, of B R , on McCallk Adams, of New Orleans The draft pur nited to be drawn by F D. Conard, of Bston Rouge. His aig. ' nnfiira, and tho endorsement of Pike k Hart, were forged. The forger Is said to be a young Englishman nsmod B.'J. Rrove, who had been received m good sooi -ty listen 1 ouge, on the strength of a letter from Mi (lay, sepposed to be also forged. Belgrove bad disappeared ' \ B?cb? dt Coster, Hotter*, ISO Broadway, ^ew Vork, will ixroduti Spring Fa'hiou for Oentlem?u e Hate. March S. 1*47. m< ?l HUM BY MARKET. Saturday, March 6-0 P. M. The atook market opened * little tightor tbia moinii g, iltbougb there waa no material improvement in prio a. larlem went up K per cent, Farmer*' Loan K Moiri, 'anil K. Canton Co X: Reading, Norwich and Worces. :er, and Long Ialand cloaed at jeat*rday'a price*) till* ioi? Bank fell off K par cent. At the teoond board thara waa a further improvement, rut tbe tile* were not large. We annex the current quotation* in thi* market for 'oreign and domeatio exchange, for uncurrant money, aid for apecie Foanoit EieHanuaa houdon I6j aiaiK Hamburgh.. 16 a Paria. ?f? *4 3L? ?*? ?...: "KaTTX Amsterdam 3*Xe3#X OoMxanc ExcHANeaa. Boaton par. a K die. Mobile,.... *1 1 die Philadelphia, par. a X do New Orleaiia.para K prem. Beltimore ....par e K de Naahville Utfa f die Kichinoud.... 1 elk do St-Louie 1 a IK do Wilm'tou, NC.S ate do Louitville.... 1 a IK do Chirleatou ...K a X do Ciucinnatti....1 a IK do Savannah Vil do Pittaburg lKa IK do Auguata a 1 do Detroit IK* ? do Columbua....* a 1 do Buffalo I*1* do Apalacliicola..lKa * do Albany Xe ? UircvaaxNT Monxt Bought at. Sold at. ? Bought at. Sold at. New J-higtand ? die. far. Mobil^. ap pg.l^ dm. ? de /\iu., j ruy.eic, ? uo ;>* uw "?? -/* "" 7% uu N. Y. country. K do 2 5 do Ohio 2 do lM do New Jersey.. hi do hi do Indiana 2 do Ik do Philadelphia.. }i do par. Keiitacky.... 2 do lM do Jiultiniore ... W do hi dn. Teune?iee.. .3 do 2K do Virginia Ihi do * do Missouri 2 do lJa^do N. Curoliua.. 2 do 1)2 do Michigan....3 do 2 do 8 Carolina.. .Ihi do 1 do Canada 3hi do 3 do Oaorgia hi do \ do <4uoi ATiona for Sritci. fir cut. Valuta Am?r. gold, old. .106 a 106K Fire franca 93 a 93J4 do do new.. 100 a 100'i Doubloons,..,.1G 00 a 16 2a Half dollar* par a 100'a Do patriot, .15 C5 a 15 71 Portuguese gold. .100 a 100>4 8ov*r*igus 4 85 a 4 87 Spanish dollars. ..102 a 104 Do light.... 4 82 a 4 85 do quarters.. ,9954a 100 Hairy guinea* 5 00 a ?J? Mexican dollars. .100)?a 100.K Napoleon*.... 3 83 a ?? do Quarter*. ..99 a 100 Tr*a*ury Not**.. X al pr*m. Carols* dollar*. .102 a 104 Starling exchange 1* steadily aettling down again, in the absence of any demand of consequence'^ This ia the only correct thermometer of the course eft ade, and the present state of exchange* show* that balance is largely in our favor. How long it will remain so, is a matter of much doubt a great deal depends upon the policy of the banks. If they maintain their present movement, it will preserve a healthy state of business, but if they expand to any extent, an inflation of credits and price* follow ; speculation is stimulated, and all those things realised which a depreciated currency invariably brings about. An expansion on the part of the banks of this city, would turn the current of specie which i* now * settling in upon us so strongly, in leu than thirty days The annexed statement exhibit* the quantity of cotton imported into Liverpool, weekly, during the year 1848; alio the number of bags and bale* taken by the trade exporters and speculators, [and the weekly prioe of Uplands for 1846:? Movements ov Cotton in Livanroot., 1846. *NoBagi No Bagi No Dag* tT'klvPr. J?w. UU|J lantn uy laitrn oy laKen r>y of Upi it Imported. theT'de. Exp'tri. Specu'rt. JH<6 Jan. 10.. ? 34 600 ? 14,460 3)6?416 " IT.. 17,015 28.400 100 8 000 3)6-5 24.. 13.576 29,520 ? 8,000 3>2-4k " 31.. 43,622 32,760 300 6,000 394-4V *eb. 7.. 26 883 38,580 700 7,000 346-4V " 14.. 13,002 26,450 1,210 2,400 3?-4?? " 21.. 3 621 25,340 1 700 ? 3V?4 V " 28.. 8 565 26.410 2,700 3,700 3?-4?i Man 7.. 37 403 18,770 2,800 6,9 0 346?49? " 14.. 38,167 16,370 7,100 3.800 si-4W " 21.. 18 458 24,230 2,200 2,258 3)2?17$ " 28.. 14.2)3 22.910 3,200 1,500 3H-4V Apr. 4.. 6.144 29.400 .4,200 2,400 3)6?44? 11.. 7.360 22,890 1,750 6,000 3)4?5 ? " 10 . 46,0-1 35,010 9 250 9,640 3&?61$ " 25..100,727 25,350 4,100 5 860 SV-4g May 2.. 8.571 35 950 6 410 3 800 3V?5 " 9 . 31,431 30,800 4,900 4,110 3?J?5 " 16.. 15,518 28.530 5,340 22 000 l??J " 24.. 33.660 23,470 1,570 4,300 4 ?5)6 " 30.. 12,989 20,150 2 400 3,400 S76-SV Jane 6.. 1,325 26,0<0 2.IHI0 10.090 3V?6 " 13 . 45 681 24,700 1,370 4 009 s2? 5JK " 20.. 3 951 29.500 1.9)0 1,500 4 ?5K " 27.. 47.039 20,980 3,191 700 376?5)6 July 4.. 36.803 31,79 1 5,300 3,350 376?52 ' II.. 53.429 37,470 4,650 1,060 Ss-SV " 18 . 27,105 29,010 1,140 6,600 376-5 " 25.. 61,006 29.810 3 i 70 3,700 S9J-5M Auf 1.. 20,119 11.270 4 030 4 200 4 ? " 8.. 11.965 36,140 4,470 3,00 0 4 ?5)2 ' 15.. 41223 21 7)0 2.620 2,500 4 ?SW " 22.. Si, 91 21,480 3,370 5 400 376 -6 _" 29 . 13.329 27.450 4,020 3,800 3s?5X Boi". 5.. 23,832 47,360 2,871 16, 00 SV?5V " 12.. 24 679 32.440 3,470 8,500 4 -54$ " 19.. 6,173 37 550 I.BGO 41 SCO 4)6?5)6 ' 20.. 14,5'S 35.190 2 7 0 31.9)10 4? -5)2 Oct. 3.. 8 701 26 910 2,180 22 700 496?iSt " 10.. 4,493 27,380 2 920 22 500 4V - 6 " 17.. 5.323 30,210 1 9 0 39.700 4V?H " 24.. 4,6)9 26.870 390 32,6(0 4J6-6V " 31.. 6,252 2(800 1,800 23,160 6 -6V Not. 7.. 8 372 12.<6U 1,410 6 3U0 4)6?6M " 14.. 2,505 22.460 1,750 8 1(00 tS?6V " 21.. 5.999 21.609 950 11,300 5 ?6)2 " 18.. 1.991 25 390 730 5 300 4H-o2 Dec. 5.. 1,843 30 870 550 46 600 4 76 - 6)6 " 12.. 1 811 54,270 220 67,5(0 5n?7 " If.. 4.036 16 530 199 93.700 6)6 ?746 " 26.. 24,745 8,U0 51 13,176 S)2-7>2 1847. n Jau. 2.. 15 265 11.460 250 20,100 6 ?7)6 lit 3 inob'Jui 7.1201 F?_a,dad ioto .u. ?????? kv J}'' fl K4? } interior inuu'iin, and not'10uh d! t\l 86674iVeo"uted,or""1" ? The aggregate sates in the month of Decembor, 1840 exceeded any previous month in the year?there have h?J been, during the second and third weeks, a very greet speculative movement in this staple. The highest prices cut rent at any time during the year, was in the third week in December. The above table will be valuable to those engaged in the trade, as it exhibits the great fluctuations in the movements of this article, aa well as in the price. Old Stock Kxchangs, $)C0 Sratr 7'?, '19 103 40 shi Cm ton Co i'% 240? Urate 6'a,'48 10 X 1C0 antou Unrip 3? 3000 Ura'e 4b, '44 9* 6 Mohawk KK 64* 408d III Uool ilils slims 37>4 100 Heading KK On 4000 do 30 3)0 do i90 4914 4*i shi 111 ?k slO 16Si 40 do fc60 to >4 40 do 1?S 300 do >ee 40 , 00 dk]Com Scrip 91)4 40 Nor tk Wor BR a60 4IJ4 340 Firm? a'juo.tn 30 40 do 4'j2 140 do 20 \ 40 do MO 42)4 4,0 do 38* 48 do b44 42>? 134 Morria Canal 1234 814 do 42 300 do lira 40 do snw 43 40 do b30 12)4 40 do blO 43 40 <lo bio 12s 140 do b60 4234 2> Canton Co a3n 34?i 24) Lone Island RR 18s l'U do slid 3414 0 p > b30 3'S 40 do 36 400 Harlem KK 49 W 2.4 do b30 26 40 do blO 19), 90 do LiGO 36 k tno.id Board, (1000 Reeding Mor Bda 71^ 40 alia Farms' La b30 ??K "".*e ""Y *"> ?' ?" ?ju 2sv. 100 barms'Loan 60d 30 AO d> 29K SO do 29* SO K.arti' g RH b30 ??M so do MO 30 2i Kris K it old MX SO do b60 30 ISO Hultn KH 49* 100 do 29 V :0 do blO 49N SO do 100 99k ISO do 49* 00 do 29X SO Nor k Wor RR *3 SIX New 8tnr.lt Bxrltangr, $1000 Ohi ?'s, Y.O 30di 9S 50 ?hi Nor It Wor i9 SIX 35 >l>? t.sutou Co in* 36 so do e SIM SO do 8crip b3 3W SO do itS SIX 100 Farmers' Tr c 30* 60 do Oljo 200 Hnrlein KK c 49* 25 do ?I0 SIM 25 NorSrWorRR bSO St 25 do s3 52 CITY TKA.UK KKPORT. Nkw You a, Satukbay ArfERnooiY, March 0 The quiet state of the markets noticed yesterday, continued to-day, and tranoactiom in moot deicriptiona of produce were rather limited. Small aales of Genesee Flour continued to be mode in atoro at $7, with aorne privilege contract! for the refuaal of do , at $7 12, after the receipt of a earner's news, for which 13*0 per barrel win paid Southern waa inactive at previoua rate*. Small sales of red Wheat were made at $1 00. Corn and Meal continue to sell freely ; the former at noma reduction on yesterday's pricer. Provisions were dull at yesterday's quotations. In groceries little was done, but prices ware steady. Ashks ? We continue to quote Pearls at 87*, and Pots at $4 87>?, with small sales of the lormer at the price Atatrd. The stock yestorday, in the warehouse of Messrs E. Drigg* & Co , rorwisted of 171 hbls Pots, sn 1 1H>0 do Pearls, and at Messrs. Frschota, Jewett 81 Co , 107 bbls Tots, and 357 do Pearls?together, at both p aces, 16.10 bbls Dci iwax?The sab s of tho week reich about J0 0C0 lbs. at 28*ca 37c. Tho market closed Arm Barrensrvrrt ?Flour?The market waa inactive: the sales embraced some few hundred barrels Genesee at $7; (in all iiiiiip.thine under 1000 ) 1000 a 21100 do sol.! deli verab'.e in 43 hour* after steamer's nnwi, at buyer's option, at IJHJ P"r ,)bl far ,Ue 01 " laX<5- The Hnin terms were proposed for more an<l refnscd. g.m'firu wai dul'; Ho-vuid atieet ami (f-orgotown at ffi 62!e a $8 Tbc. aud Philadelphia at f6 60 a 5? 8h'j IVhtat-Small tales of Now Jersey red were made at 160c; tienessce wbi'e wi.a inactive at 176c. There wet not much ottering, and aalea of nil kinds limited. Cent The sales reached ahont 8? 000 htistieli, conaiitinii of aliott' 1"S or90,0?.i Southern white anil mixed at 90 cents; 3 i 4iK)i? do deliverable next week a' tlxo same price, and J0W sou hern yellow at 96c; 3 a 40 i0 Southern white mid to the lif-h relief committee at 88ot 1000 Loot; Island at 98and 1000 New Jeriev velhiw at Otic. Corn Meal?The sales reached ahont 0300 bhl*. consisting of 6*0 htila Brand' wine at $6 ii>i and the tetnsimler New jiri-ev at $6 08^. Ahont half of the purchases made we i e said to he on iicoiint of the Irish telief fund. Bar It y was nominal at 76 a 80o liyt -Small >aies were maieat 04. Oatt? 6000 husheli canal were sold at 601. CiNDi.es - Sales were made at 80c , at which th8 market closed with firmness. Covers: -The market was heavy, and no sal<ti of importune j were reported i ottos?The sales to day have been less, but at steady rates. The total sales of the week amount to 10.000 hales?the larger proportion of .whioh was taken hy manufacturers We rrvlse our quotations to conform: ? Ltvcaroot CLsssiriciTion. New IJi Irani t fit and i. Florida Mob.\Trjat Inferior,,.,,..... none none. none Ordinary 10 a 10 V 10 ? I0W lOke Id 14 Middlins ti H lo\ ]tMy 101, I0*il i 'i llnod Middlins. ,* 10N? liji K>V<IIM 119a '4 Middling Fair... . II slew llVilji lIMtlOW Ksir IIHt lit. It a >314 12Hil'-'S Knlh' Fnir 13 s 13tf ItXt I2.H ,J a,:,A (io<><t kftlf,....... none. none. llMsli1, fiie none. none. 11 a ? Kisn?The market oontinuad firm -Dry Cod at $3 7ft;

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