Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 16, 1847, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 16, 1847 Page 2
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r NEW YORK HERALD. N?vr Turk, Tuft^ky. Mowh 16, W4I. Kiwi from Kuroft. We learn tuat a few of the speculators have lately U?it SUA'C**1 ?n arranging an. j:*pr?ts to t leave Halifax, the moment the Htbernia reaches that port. That steamer is now in her twelfth ilny, and may be expected at Boston in a day or two. -4 The New Post Ofltre Laws?Subscriber* to the Herald. We referred to the new Post Oftioe laws that wjre pissed by Congress at the close of the last session, and to the regulations which have been ad >p:ed by the Postmaster General, under those law*, in nu article in y -ste'dny's Herald We recur to the subjec' to-day to point < ut anot't er benefit (rom these laws, whi'h escaped our at en-1 'iOm at the tune. fit community k ,w very well that ti e mail di ,.iir.uiei,r ui our iver..meiit has been in a . deplorable st.r'a .1 , tri.v 1 . tvn> or mom ye us r. Loiters an .u'lvspapeis dep rsited in a post i/rii '.-s Iat?re itu-s haw, iunng that Lntc, rein M.f.l eo:n ma, twelve, tive.-ty-four md thirty x ui., h- in - hcutg sent on tiurir >.imey; i w Tc/i they did rench the, dustina .it|. JT w? ; , I "Ul.v , Mt'jiicil'iy L>> I a.tu ;n;"p day': ;-'i ' the tune when 'heyshould have irriVe.i Uio.o. i'.'iis evil was Ui;kBOwledj<wl to . by t"e >o;-tin ster* themselves, in many ins u.-j, ami aggravated by the negligence of mail i..itr,ictors, leu liiuy cnew no remedy that wa? iu Uioir pou er to apply. Under tim cheap poster law, tne bulk ol correspondence increased wo Hutl J if c ibid to what it whs under the old i i ;i? b!is:iv ) the deputy post odices, of ii .. .. uJr i ... ij.ii' lario, :ind required j k do Not a iilislamiing . Lis increase, i t:,e commi-"" -og I the postmasters decreased, or j re ' am' u i tin sxiiie, and the same amount ol clerk I tbor thatexisiea under the old law was obliged to pe lorm the increased business of the post offife under die new law. To s was one of the causes of the irrt-gu arity of the mails, :is we have been frequently in- I formed by the postmasters, but it appears by \ the law recently passed, that it will b obviated | 1 i 1 'tie future, because the commissions of the ' postmasters are increased to an amount, that 1 will euabie them to employ abundant labor to ' perform die du ies of their respective offices. < L'nd^rtho new law thev are allowed forty percent < on receipts when amounting to one hundred dol- j I lars per annum ; thiny-three and one third on ; 1 sums between one hundred and four hundred ; | 1 thirty per cent on sums between four hundred s and twenty-four hundred, and twelve and a half 1 per Cent on all sums over twenty-four hundred, ' On newspapers, pamphlet", &c , the rate is ftl.y per cent. ( These are very liberal commissions, and will ] enable every postmaster to hire such additional assistance as will enable him to attend to the du- ( ties of his office perfectly. The excuse that postmasters cannot attend to their duties is now therefore removed, and they must hereafter be held responsible for failures and irregularities. Such of our subscribers as do not receive the Herald regularly, will look to the postmaster of their town or village, lor the future. They may feel assured that no pains will be spared on our part to have them sent regularly. We have a mailing department separate and distinct Irom the remaining branches of our establishment, which gives constant employment to eight clerks, and their assistants. These clerks are young men of experience in that business, and who, we are satisfied, attend strictly to their business. The mails must now bo otrictly watched. Mystkeioos Disappearances.?It frequently happens in this city, that one of our citiaens will laave bis home for u>? rai(?use ui going a short tusrance to see a friend or do some business, and never be seen afterwards. More of these mysterious disappearances have occurred this than in any preceding year. A few of those' who d sappear come to light again in a few days, perhaps in a wt ok, and account for their absence from their homes and families hv tnni/h stnries nl hnvimr been drugged with soda water, and afterwards gagged and atharwise injured, but their stories are not believed. It is not of these reappearances, however, that we now wish to speak, but. of the real genuine my-terious disappearances, the objects of which have never returned 'l hat such disappt arances are of frequent occurrence, every person who reads the daily papers, is well informed. Fiaining advertisements, offering latge rewards for any information that wdi lead 'o the discpvery of the missing persons, appear almost every week, and frequently no udings are ever learned ol them . Now we do not think that this good city of ours is a niche lower down in the scale of morality, than any other city of its dimensions ai d populat on 011 the face of the globe. We cannot behave that tnese misting persons are murdered, and afterwards disposed Of to prevent evidences of the crime appearing against the authoisofi , because as we said bef >re, New York is as moral a ciry as any oilier, and no such crimes are committed in I other cities that we know of But, if they are not ] murdered and secreted, what becomes of these ] vict.msl We know they disappear, bat where do they disappear to 1 This is a question which it behooves every man, woman aad child, in the community, to ponder upon. On every case of this kind, our citizens should appoint committees of investigation, and offer large rewards for the apprehension of the villains who commit these daring crimes. They will have an opportunity, no doubt, very soon; and when the committee shall have been properly organized, and ready to undertake their commission, we with them to step into our or flee, and we will send a person who will direct them to places where we think their labors will be crowned with success. The victims, we are confident, will be brought to light, not alive, to be sure, but dead Indeed, we confidently assert, that if the numcioas Hills of Howth in miniature that have remained in our streets and thoroughfares for months past, as monuments of the unfitness of the dirty street party to conduct the atrairs of this city, were opened and examined carefully, the remains of many of these mysterious disappearances would be account d for on ^reasonable grounds, Nom[ Committrks?The harmonious democracy, alias the "dirty street party," elected their nominating committees in all the wards yesterday. We are informed that there is as much dissatisfaction and diss^recment among their ranks as in any former year. The elements of disruption nre at work, but we suppose that they will be controlled as they have been in former years, by the leaders ol the party, who have a peculiar knack of whipping unruly animals into the traces We are informed that the usual number ol noses were flattened and heads -racked at the polls yesterday, and the proceedings were as noisy, and as much blood and l?eer were spilt, as in former years. Mati. Kotrras attn Distanchs in Mkxioo.?We give in another column a table of distances be- ' ween cities, towns and villages in Mexico, many of which will probably be occupied by our troops before the war shall have baen ended We have extracted them from a Mexican almanac, pubfished in the capital in the year 1846, which we sliink may be relied upon for accuracy. We recommend our readers to preserve it for future ! -fere nee. Tm Pkospeuty op Niw Yo** ?The olty of New York is at present pregnant with evidences of prosperity. At at no time, perhaps, in iu history did it present a more cheering and enlivening aspect than it does at present. Our mechanics, tradespeople, professional men, merchants^and laVxrxing people are all employed at remunerating rales, and appear cheerful and happy. Rents are advancing rapidly?provisions of all kinds~are getting dearer; and speculation, which follows prosperity as the flash of light follows the meteor, is commencing. Uptown lots are at a premium, and before many years we may have as many sites for cities that will not be built for generations , to come, laid out with the greatest mathematical ! precision?and as many water privileges in the ) moon or elsewhere, advertised and sold,as we had in the memorable years '36, *36 and '87. The greatest evidence of the prosperity of a civy like this, is the number of theatres and other p'aces of amusement that are supported. We like to see mechanics, and other working, men, alter their daily toils are over, take tueir wives and families to some place oi amusement in 'lie event! g, where th--y can obtain rational ai.dtn ocent enjoyment at a cheap rate. It elevates them from the position of automata?mere instruments ol'labor, and induces cheerfulness. It r Sieves thi.ii mmda from the dull monotony of labor, '.n<l lits them to pu sue their career with clu e ltd spirits. j Judging trom the number of places of amuse-| meiit supported in the city, we tthould say thit ; N w York is as prosperous as she ever vtas. i V. - ve at present s X :!u atrna and one circus, in 1 id 1- 'si, besides a museum Once or 'wice in . we-It, we ijhvi conce "c, exh luteins, and lec tu res, and a LI arc well patronized All remunerate the managers arid proprietors; and the subject j of building another large opera hoase in the upper part of the city, is much tallied of by our men u) capital. f low long tins state of prosperity will aontinue, we cannot even guess There is every probability that it will last lor a number of years; at all events it will be many years before we shall have so much distress and bankruptcy as marked the year 1S37. Thk Kxlief Ship macedonrxif'-^-The Macedonian will leave her moorings at the navy yard j as e on as possible. Volunteers have already coino forward, and offered to bring her over to this city free of expense, and others offer to ship j screw on the same terms. The Common Coun- ! nil will send out their appropriated #5000 worth ! d'food by this conveyance. We hope to see all jossihle expedition used in getting the cargo here tnd shipped. Procrastination may cost scores, /es, hundreds of lives, which expedition might ; lave The Jersey ship will be off in about three weeks. How many days is she to lead the Ma jeuoman ; Travel to Boston.?The New Haven route is i ^uite regular in its movements. We are constant- | ly indebted to Messrs. Cloyes and Dennis for Boston papers. They arrive here about nine o'clock j every night. News from France.?The ship Columbiana, 1 from Havre, arrived at Charleston on Thursday last. She lelt Havre on the 8J of February. The Father of the Naval School ?Thomas j Goin is with the dead ! Who did not know him 1 I For thirty years his energy and honesty of charac. ter made him one ol the first ol the " shipping masters" of the United States. Shipping, as he did, thousands of sailors every year, he became intimately acquainted with the requirements of commerce and of the navy, in all relating to the efficient manning of our ships. His sagacity foresaw the scarcity of men which now exists?when our ships of war can scarcely enlist one man per day, and the Mexican war is consequently pro'tracted?apd when our merchantmen, laden with food for the' starvmir million* of Iieiand and Scotland, are delayed, from day to day, from a want of seamen?and his philanthrophy and patri* otism induced him to undertake, from hi s own private resources, the expense of inducing Congress to establish a naval school. By an outlay of upwards of $10,000, and after many years of incessant labor his efforts were crowned with a limited success. Thousands of the sailors now afloa , I owe to Mr. Goin a debt of gratitude for the first ! rudiments of a n? itical education. He was emphatically the lri' of the poor man's son, and whilst he never < irrelled with the good fortune oi those who obtained commissions n our navy ; from adventitious birth, he strenuously advocated the claims of the children of poverty who possessed talent and worth. Mr. Goin'* nlan would have been of imrnlciila j ble advantage, had he lived to ckrry out its de1 tails, with the assistance of a liberal Congress? 1 but his good deeds live alter hiin. Several large I cities have awarded him public tbanks; and wo trust that the ingratitude wuh winch some have treated his lab irs, will not deter others from attempting to complete what he so well began. His sudden death was superinduced by his extraordinary exertions, night and dav, in the arduons labor oi manning the ships of war hastily prepared for the Gulf squadron. He died blessing Ins country, and is mourned hv friends innumer able H'? bie hren of the M isonic and l)dd Fellows' Institutions followed li s remains, with many mourners, toGieenwood Cemetery, where, alter a life of useiuiues?, he sleet s in peace All the shipping in port, American and foreign, wore their colors at halt mast, throughout the day, as a mark o( respect. flaslcsl. | Italian 0??*a.?'"I'Lombardi" was performed Irs, evening at Palmo's, being its lest presentation for tl.e i season, unless the subscribers should especially requ. st the managers to revive it. This piece has bad an excellent run ; the house has been filled, sometimes to reple. tion, and never has the audience been so small as to give good reason for the managers to complain Aud its sue' cess was well deserved, tor whatever may be said of this, or any other of Verdi's compositions, even giving it the lowest place awarded to it by churlish criticism tiie music is respectable, and tbe 'business" of the piece is such that the moat brilliant effect may be produced in putting it upondhe stage.and no pains were spared in this department in the production ol 'I'Lombardi" at Palmo's. The scenery and dresses ere the nt plut ultra of their kind I he performance last night was as it always ru been excellent, and we almost regret that we arc to lose i the pleasure of again listening to the music of this beautiful piece?although it gives place to other and lavorite peras On Wednesday evening, "Lucia di Lammermoor" will, by requesf. be performed ; and, on Friday night, wo are to have "The Barber of Seville," for which we promise a warm reception Tu, Nca Is.,.,. n..i. vlr. s... u i mondation of the l roiipt of Italian singers, who are about to viait this and neighboring cities. We shall ho happy to welcome tbem in due season, but aa the company now performing at Palmc'i hare made arrangement* for remaining here for a couple of month* longer, and espccially, aa we underatond that Pico will aing in a number of the new piecea to be produced, we hope the mating* meat of the rew opera will make their visit to Boston before they appear here. It ia hardly to be expected that both compeniee would meet with the patronage neceslary to auatain two auch expensive eatabliahmenta. hub Ailing a ahort engagement at Boaton flrit, however, tbe Havana company might come here with excellent proa pectai and the muaical appetitea of the opera goirg people having been sharpened by never cloying performance* ot Beneventano, Beneditti, Bmjqurico, Pico and Barili, would be in capital ordar for their reception. C'HnnTv'a mintnn.a ? This evening, at the Taber nacle, Christy, the Ntpoleon of Kthiopian minatrelay. preaenti a varied programme of new songs, gleea and rhoruaaea, for the amuaement of the public. Hia concetta are well patronized, a* the moa' faahionahle claago there. Mabam Ablamowici givea another concert at Newark next week. Her laat concert there waa well patron ized, and, wo are informed, the ainging waa excellent' Kverylning passed off with the greateat eclat. The Seguina are still et Savannah, where their |i?rformere are highly spoken of. The Hwiaa Bell Jlinger" announce a concert for thia evening, at Franklin Hull, Sixth atrect, below Arch, Philadelphia. News from tub Sandwich Isi^lndb ?We htive Honolulu papers to the 4th oi November. The Sandwich Itland A'mci of that date, publialiea a communication 10 the government from Mr. Ten iiyck, our commissioner to the Sandwich Islands, announcing the existence ol war between thie country and Mexico and the consequent blockade of Mexican porta. Tbe same paper publishes a treatyjuat made between Demnaik hikI tbe Ramlwich Islands, which it consider* moie favorable to the island government, than tboso with r ranee and England. The treaty waa made on the p?rt of Ueiimaik by Ceptaia Risen Bllln, of the Danish ahlp ot war Ualn'hea ?BoHtn Jldv March 14 / Thiktriftl. Psna TMK4TIK ?The Viennoise dancer* have ten re-engaged for another week,in compliance with popular desire No eshibitian on the stage could bo mora aplenJid and attractive?nothing mora rich aa a pageant, ad- ' dreeaed to the eye and the imagination. It haa drawn largely on the itorea of invention and artietic talent. It ia the very poetry of motion?a highly wrought picture of grace, an elaborate and beautiful development oi the youthful form The Scotch, the Hwias, the Aaatrian dance* in the " Pot Puurri," are highly effective, full of ; a charming variety and display ; there ia a striking na tienality about them, an 1 they rival each other iu intereat, piquancy, grace and beauty. The new dance, the " Paa Rococo,'' waa received with enthuaiaalic applause ; the coatume ia that of the ago of Louis Quitroze?the manner ia truly characteriatic of the age ; it ia full ef point and marked with humor throughout. The dt meaner ia grave and ateady. and the aira aaaumed show with a happy and delicate satire the pride and the follira ol a court It ia exceedingly amusing, and created a great delight in the audienco. "The Paa Oriental" is full el gorgeoua diapla> and rich imagery. It one oi tboae picture* which h?s lingered in the fancy from our early yeaia, | and ia here embodied to the eye with all the hue* of en < cbantmant tbat haunt an eastern fairv tale. Aa it waa I among our first conceptions of magnificence and iplen- ' dor, ao it wakens a sptllin our maturer years. It recall* a distant land of dreams, over which the pen of genius j and the angle flight of luventivn fancy have thrown a , bright and mjsterious carm. The whole is a rich en tert.iimnen'. and exhnustless in variety and attraction. bowKKv Thkit ke?The ben* fit of M'Ue Dinner, lost evci'ing, was attended by one of the most crowded tic uses we have seen for some time at this popular theatre. and the attractions put forth in the bill, independent of her own accomplishm* nil, as a danicvte of high celebrity and acknowh dged ability could not fail to have drawn together a "jam" louse on tiie occasion. The "Mysteries of Paris" was first produced-and the pi?ue abounding in incident, was a tmiialily perform ed by the higtily talented cast, bringing out the able powers ol the entne stock Company Naafle as the (Jhnrini-ur, or ritabher. was excellent; Hailawny'e Toitillard cauilel; Clarke's Prince Ko iolph was admirably sustained, and Vache as Mnrphy, lulls lealized 'he expectations ol his friends The part ol Fleur de Marie, the Uou-tieuse, b> Mrs Sergeant, was ,<layed viy prettily and wi h her usual talents Indeed we have seldom seen her talents appear to nioie advantage thau in this piece , last evening I'll* beautiful bullet of " L . 8) lpiiide" was next produced, in wh eh vlHe Uimiei look tne principal | par - ih Sylpn On in <k<"g bei up/earunee, she was giHi ted with the m??-t ntbusiaMio applause Mile O'eunu and Vlousietu Bo me, as Koiuie and Dooald, ably supported her in the peiltn m .nce. and ihe ladies who sustained the pares ol the attendant ay Ipbs, peifornied ' with muoh eleven ess The whole perloimum:* passed j of wiih much applause, and the dancing ol Mile Dinner 1 Mid Mile Ocenun nod Monsieur fieuuio, gave infinite su- , tislaction to the ontire houso. Umxe.swich Thkxtkk The a|puaranco of the cele , brated Italian dunituic La biguura Mautin, here Just : eveoing, was gieeted by a large and bumper house, and , her beautiful style of dancing elicited the most rapturous i applause Irom all quaiters of the house. In "La Ma- j zurka," her dancing surpassed everything of the kind j we have seen for some time, and her style, belonging to the Italian school, was very much admired. The atirao I tions heie are highly creditable to the talen'ed perior- ! mere who have been engaged for dramatic representation The 'Loan of a Lover," "Corsair's Bride," arid other excellent pieces were also produced. Chapman, Urattau, Frederick*, Dunn, Mrs Isherwood Miss Chapman, Mrs. Walts, together with the entire talented company appealed herelast evening. The bills of to-night will be found highly attractive. Bowcrt Circus.?Monsieur Casimer, the extraordinary athletic performer and drummer, appeared here lest evening, and as the French Hercules astonished the entire house. He lifted up two heavy weights weigh ing about 100 poucda with his hands from the ground, his feot being attached by a heavy cord to a pole, aul performed several other feats that drew forth the most enthusiastic plaudits from every quarter of the heuse ?His performance on tho drums drew forth much applause, and his appearance here adds considerably to the attractions, which are numerous. The riding of Mr. Sergeant was a beautiful specimen of equestrianism. His changeable act was performed with infinite ability?and as Doctor O'Toole his performance of an Irish jig upon the fiddle?bis horse going at the same time at full speed, is a novelty which law have had the opportuuitv of see ing on the part of equestrian petformers. '1 he entire troupe here present a variety of grand attractions, which draw nightly the most crowded houses. Clshke's Benefit.?This gentleman, well known to the Bowery folks as an excellent actor and great favorite, takes a benefit at the Bowery theatre on Thursday evening next The beautiful comicality of "Niche ! las Nickleby" will be performed, in which Mr. Walcott, (from Mitchell's.) plays the part of Squeers; also, the interesting drama of "hixteen String Jack," with other j entertainment*. Mr. Clarke has been for a long time using his endeavors to please the public, and, it is noped ' they will reciprocate that evening,] by giving him a bumper. Rockwell's Cince*.?This gentlemanly manager, and : great favorite, has his circus crowded every night, at j the bubury amphitheatre, Boston. Welsh and D? la van.?The old General is doing a great business at the Amphitheatre, Baltimore. He al wars has an excellent company, and consequently is well patrouised. i Sands, Lent It Co?This troupe are doing very well at the Athenaeum, Beaton The ponies and dancing horso May Fly. are admired by every one who beholds ; their extraordinary (eats. The Keaus are playing an engagement at Richmond, Va , to crowded houses. Mrs. Mowatt played Juliet to Mr. Davenport's Romeo, ' at the St Charles, New Orleans, on the evening of the 4th. She was enthusiastically received. Forrest commenced an engagement at the Walnut st. theatre, Philadelphia, last night. City Intelligence. 1 HK tlVOI riffl AT THl rOt-LS ? IHIMA * V IUI.lCCTIO.Nf Or i thk Dcmockati ?The preliminary election* for nomi nating the democratic committee* and for democratic candidate*, at the approaching charter election, were held yesterday in the different wards, and the "huge paw*" and the "dirty street" party, were a* usual on ; the move. In the sixth ward, an exhibition of rowd)ism, that would disgrace a bear garden, was pre- J vented by the partisans of the rival sections of the j party who were assembled. The candidetes?or rather : : the nominee-. ?Here were Messrs Foot and Oilmartin, arid the "Hug* Paws" fought with a desperate . resolution to piece on the ticket the respeative friends ! of each "Here's lor Foot-that's the ticket boys," j ; accompanied by a loud yell, was at one time heard, bawled out from the hoarse throat of/>ne paitizm of the ! | ' huge paws," when immediately another would retaliate and drown the cry. A regular row was the conse qui uce Blood ana beer flowed. This occurred frequently during the ay in the 0tta ward, and a regular pull collar ana bloedy nose affair came off between some ; 01 the belligerents. The 0th ward has long been proverbial for its orthodox, hard fisted democracy, and bloedy nosos o i eleotion day; and this family quarrel , gives a fair chance to aome new candidate In tue fourth ward the rival sections here ares tylad the I " Purserites" and the " Divverites" The latter have put forward for their candidate one of the police officers, or ex-police office- Fitzgerald, in oppos tion to the present alderman of the ward. (Purser,) ' but for certain reasons all was quiet. In the fiist ward, ' there! have been a variety of candidates put lorwatd. j Assistant Alderman Henry H Byrne is opposed here by fom* of the cliques, and the present Alderman Gilbert has friends who wish to give him n lift higher than he stands at present on the political platform The ' duty stieeters" here are also numerous, and | it is supposed will completely outnumber the hugo paws The presiding divinity at the Old Wigwam would seem to any, "It's a mighty pret'.y quarrel as it stands " Tbere have been aymiiioiii* of a split in the II h i ward also; aud now that the first blow has been ' stiuck. we may look forward lor an occasional broken j limb until the election is over. The anti-license men I ' are dtiving a thiiving business just now. We shall | soon be ebie to lay the names of the different no- | minoes end candidates before our teadeta In the Bth ward a tush was made upon the ballot boxes , about 4 o'clock, b> the Purdv party, who carried them , off victui ioualy, notwithstanding the strong resistance of , the McClayites In the 7th, 10th, 17th end 18th wards, several knock downs finished the closing ol the polls. The Wiathkh ?The cletk of the weather complete ly altered the policy mat has characterised " his office" lor the last tew months, and kicked up " a regular dust," 1 yesterday, in all putts ot the city. The " oldest inhabi i tint" attributed the matter to the elections that were xoit e on in the diflvtent wards The dust of vnsteidav ' *11 intolerable. 'i'ho day wai fine Firk Alamm.? A lion-fire that was lighted at the corDcr of John and William street, by some mischievous |>ei*on last night about 11>? o'clock, alarmed the firemau, and kept them on the qui vive for over an hour. The fire companie* rre | -ratty tired of thia sort of antuatmeat. How can it be punished I Kirs.*.- A fire occurred yesterday morning, at five o'clock, at Not. 3dl and 3?J Cherry street. The roof* weie burned down. Damage trifling. An attempt was made to fire a stable at the corner of Houston and Goarck street* with a lighted candle attached to a pole. Tbere w.i? uti alarm o( ire in the Oth district, yesterday morning, at No 640 Peail street, in an rpartmont belonging to a German tailor Damage trifling. Also, inbasenunt No. 4 Ludlow street. Damage trifling. Moan Ki.KcTio!SKaainn.?The elections amongst the fire companies lor assistant engineers are progressing raI pwiyA Mtstiriou* Affair ? A lady residing in Beekman street, (and. as we understand, the wife ot one of the | Captains belonging to Col Htevenson'a California regt1 ment) has been much annoyed for the .last tew months, ! by the receipt of anonymous letters, entreating her to meet at a certain rpot designated by the writer for the ; purpose of obtaining an interview; and last evening it appeurs that she, by the advice of her friends, con<ent?d to meet this anonymous letter writer, which meeting took place in the Park, near tho fountain, between the | hours of eight and nine o'clock, accompanied by I her brother, her brother in liw, and Counsellor Jorj dsn, together with two or throe other friends, all of : whom kept in the back ground, when, sure enough at the appointed time, a g ntleman appenred, spoke to | the lady and invited her to walk over to Thompson Sc I Wellet's confec'ionatv gtoie, which Invitation the lady accepted, knowing lull well, that her friends were close at hand, to render any assistance that might be deemed J necessaiy. Ti e gentleman called for aotno coffee when, just as he wrs taking the fiist tip fiom the cup, in walked counsellor J urban. followed by bis Itiendt, took a seat alongside of the amorous gentleman, and commenced several inteirogaloty questions respecting the mysterious, letleia 1*11 o. whicu the gentleman denied, then the mysterious gentleman tote fmm fiisseat, and walked out ol the stole followed by the lady's frtanda. He neat stepped inlo Florence'* on the corner ol Park Place and Broadway, and there met sonio of hit friends, who mustered arouud him with anxious cats to ascertain the fata la the matter By this lima. Capt Bunk of the Id ward, and eeveral of hie officers wm In Broadway naar at hand, ol wham I ha brother of the lady claimed protection, who all stood in readiness to do their duty in caaa of any breach of the pease However, the myateriona gentleman waa aoon aurrounded by mystarioua friend a, and left Florence'* under the eicort of officer Anatin, proceeding up Broadway juat above the Hospital. where they entered the reaidence of Mr. Halaey, and the door waa cloaed, refusing admittance to any of the lady'a fiiend*. tliua endiDg thi* myateiioua affair at leaat for the prevent. Common Council. Boabd or Aldkbmkn, March Ifl? President Jackaon in the chair. Payment of Claime.?Report in favor of paying a bill of E. B. Dogden, for $66, being the amount charged for collecting a debt againat Thomas Lloyd?Adopted Manufacture of Camphent ? The committee, to whom waa referred a petition in relation to the manufacture of camphene, reported adverse to the prohibition of ita nrunufuctnre below did street, as asked for in the petition setting forth that they deem it not less dangerous than any otner distillery?Laid on the table. Emigrant Passage Bill - Resolution, in favor of urging upon the Senate the immediate action of that body upon the " Emigrant Passage Bill," now before it, and requesting the Mayor to call a public meeting on the subject?Adopted Counsel Free, fc ?Resolution by Aid. Bkision in favor of directing the Comptroller to report the amount of rot'K and counsel fees to bo paid by the city in tbo cases of the late supervisors, Robert H. Morrii, and others.? Laid on the table. Qu-ry Resolution by Aid. Bkadv, in favor ot directin* tbe< omptroller to inlarm the board why the sum of $96.1 received by tbo late Commissioner of the Alma H?u<e thiouvh Mr Moss. the Superiutendent, for twenty bjrrela of tallow, ha? not been into'he City TteabU y. Adopted Hint Huute Commiteionrre.? Resolution by Aid. Banso*, in favor of applying to the Legislature lor the pasmgn of an act to authorize the people at the next chatter election to elect five Commissioners of the Alma Heuae, instead of one as at present. Referred Lamp Lighten ? Resolution by Alderman Hart, in favor of directing the Superintendent of Lamps to repott by what authority he has removed a lamp lighter legally appointed Adopted. Duatie ttreet pier. ? Resolution from the Board of Assistants, in favor ot leasing for 3 years the pier at the foot of iJtiane street to tbo Erie Railroad company, at an annual rent of $1600 Concurred in. Expenditure! for out deer poor ?A communication was received Irnm the Comptroller, stating that he had not received for the last three months froin the Commissioner of the Alma House, any vouchers lor tna expenditures for out-door poor, and that until they are furnished, he nurposea not to honor the Commissioner's drafts. Referred. New Hook and Ladder truck.? Report in favor of ap propriating $930 for a truck lor Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3. Adopted. Police Department.?A resolution was offered by Alderman Gilbert, iu favor ot inguiiing into the propriety of abolishing the 10th section of the police law, which gives the Mayor power to make and alter the laws for the government of the Police Department. Adopted After disposing of a few other papers of little Interest, the Board adjourned. Boar* or Assistant ALoiaMr.iv ?Neil Gray, Esq., President, in the chair.?Drainage of a Pond.?A petition was presented, asking to have a certain pond, between 7th and 8th avenues, and 34th and 33th streets, drained. Referred. Smrr in 34IA itretl.?A petition wss presented from Win Pell and others, for a sewer in 34th (treat. Referred. Murray street Pier.?Petition of sundry steamboat owners for exclusive use of the pier at the foot of Murray street. Referred. Suite against Policemen.?Petition of John Crow, a policeman of the 4th ward, to be defended in a suit commenced against him. Referred. Public Landt ?A communication was received from the comptroller stating his opinion in relation to the sale of common lands. Referred. Emigrant Postage Bill?Resolution from the Board of Aldermen in favor of calling a public meeting on the subject of emigrant passengers, and urging upon the Senate to take immediate action on the Emigrant Passage bill which is now before them. Concurred in. Messrs. Robinson, Mullins, Oliver, Dodd and Radford were ap pointed a committee to carry the spirit of the resolution into effect. After concurring with the Board of Aldermen in changing the location of several of the polls, the Board adjourned until Monday evening next. Police Intelligence. Burglary?The dwelling house occupied by Mr. John A. Rolpb, No. lift Elm street, was burglariously entered by some sneaking thieves, on Sunday afternoon, between the hours of three and half past four o'clock, while the inmates of the premises were absent at church, turning the house almost upside down, and stealing therefrom the following articles:?1 lady's gold watch, 1 silver ditto, a silver garnet cross, set in gold; a topaz bracelet, 6 stones; a gold pencil ease, with topaz head; 1 pearl necklace, 3 hair bracelets, 1 gold breastpin, 1 heavy chased gold finger ring, 1 spring clasp bangles, 1 pair of fillagre bracelets, with amethyst stones; 1 armlet, with blue baubles; 1 pair of long gold sar drops? valuod.inall at $ ISO. No arrest at present. llohbeil on the Five Points.?Officers Baker and Raflerty, of the 6th ward, arrested on Sunday night two women called Biddy Miles and Ellen Hart, on a charge of robbing a eountryman by the name of John Smith of &3&0, while in a thieving "crib" in Orange street, on the Vive Points. Justice Osborne locked them both up for examination. Secreted with Intent to Steal ? A younsr man of rather "seedy" appearance, by the name of William Orimshaw was discovered about 13 o'clock on Sunday night, by Messrs Dunlap and Chase, proprietors of the Eschange Hotel, 133 Fulton street, secreted under one of the beds in one of the upper rooms, evidently with intent to steal. Various articles have been stolen from the boarders' rooms, and suspicion rests now upon this lellow who was found In this peculiar position. He was taken before Justice Osborne, and committed in full for trial, in default of $-300 bail for his appearance at Court to answer. Suspicion of Grand l arceny ?Captain Perry, end officer Austin, ot the Sth Ward, arrested, on Monday night, Henry Lewis, alias Butcher Jim, and lieorge Lyons, alias Townsend, on a charge of being accomplices of Mat Bairon, iu robbing a stranger of $330, in a touch orib located on the corner of Duane and Elm sts. Both locked up for a further examination Fighting at the Election?A man, by the name of Patrick Burns, was arrested yesterday at the Sigth Ward j poll, on a warrant issued by Justice Osborne, on a charge ?f L.Aiinw nili Thomas /lilsthriat nnu nf ilia nnlicamATl (if the above ward, from the room where the election whi held, which we* deemed an assault, for which he was held to bail to answer, which he gave, and was liberated from custody. McDonnell, and not O'Donnell, is the name of the Police physician. movements of Travellers. The arrivals again appear to be encreasing- The j Southern passengers, at a late hour last night, copiously j replenished several of the un iermentioned hotels. AMaaiCAH.?J Marm, Mississippi; J. Monell, Georgia; , J. Gariana, Detroit; Capt. Lindsay, U S. service; O. Mitchell, do. Aitor?Hollis White. Niagara; Mr. Parmelee, Buffalo; . D.Hamilton, Watervlelt; D. Buvain, Troy; J. Maghee, j Evanaville; C Northam, Hartfoid; J. Hale, Boston; M. Mulford, Sag Harbor; E K Newton, Pittslord; G. Evans, Maine; J. Paiker. U S N.; Major Burnhans, Phila.; N | Lyman, do ; E. Stephens, do ; A. Cunningham, Boston; W. Wilson, Kentucky; A. Walker, do.; A Halloway, . Ky ; M. May card, Piuia.; Geo Ward, Boston; J. Mil- j Jiami, Detroit; A Nicholson. Troy; W Dale, Tennessee; C.Jackson, Boston; B Sergeant, do; H Garrett, Phila.; W. Hoobs, do ; J Kidder, do ; D. Griffin, Geo ; E. Brad- i shaw, do ; H. Thaxter, Boston; A Higgles, do.; D. Clarke, Hartford; C. Pond, do.; M. Townley, Boston; J. j Redington, do. Cirr C C. Shee, H. Gillingham, J. Smith, B.Brooke, ' Philadelphia; W. Knox, J. Free land, Fishkill; Mr. Og- ! den, New York; J Nicholson, J. Hawkins, Nashville; ! J. Withrow, Kentucky; C. Kiblin, Petersburgh; F Holmar, New Bedford; J. Subbery, Pittsburgh; J. White, Missouri: P. Britty, Charleston; R Hymin, Wanenton; D Hen.den Oxford; J McKinnoD, North Carolina; J Kyle, Virginia; J Morgan, E. Calvin, A. M. Morgan, H. Ellis, E Chains, Tennesson. Fkanslin?M Powell Connecticut; G. Clarke, Ohio; O Vrazey, do; W Stanton, Catskill; J. Thompkins, Whita Plains; W Brown, Washington; W. Newell, Waterloo. D. C ; O. Fowler, Connecticut; E. Pritchard, do; C. Abbott, Phils ; H. Kenney, Portsmouth; D. Wells, Connecticut; M. Wilsou, Baltimore: C. Webber, Illinois; A. Van Allen, Kinderhook ; T. Henry, Rochester; H. Hanalls, Bridgeport; J. Puush, New York; T. Brady, do Howard.?S. Thomas. Cin.; J Gardiner, St Louis; P. Shamps, Canton; G Woodward, Phhad ; J. Blair, Lancaster, Ohio; M Matteaon, Phil ad ; H. Tilden, N. Y.; J. Dean, Harttord; G Ward, Albany; J. Pattersall. Philad.; | W. Myers, C Tnrwaa, W. Warton, Hartford; 8 Johnson, Philad ; J Bigga. W. Tucker, N. C.; D El wood, Philad r J. Tryon, W. Ridley, Baltimore; W. Hart, Washington; It Freeman, Albany; A. Marcy, J Hodgea, New Yoik, J. Livingston, Montreal; W Kerr, Pnilad ; D..Pearce, Ky ; L Ratcliffe, C. Bray, Alabama; N Gat. terell, Ohio; Hon Preston King, Ogdensburg; J White, Boston; J. Rowlands, Ssvannan Judsois ? J Logan, Pittsburgh; W. Clapp, Brooklyn; A. Conniogton, Geo Ratmbux?W Clapp, New Albany; A.* Wilkinson, , Philnd; L French, Auburn; W. Feiley, Tougtikeepsie; R Newell, Philsd; T. Collins. Lexington; J Ryan, Ky; I J Tappan, N Bediord; B. Turner, R Didiake, Winches j ter; A. Wolfe, Tnilad. Sporting Intelligence. Hataw.vah Racks, March 10.?Firat Race?Colts, (take . $100 entrance half forfeit and $100 by the Cluk?Thiee | entries?mile beati. The following waa the result : ? I H K Burroughs'b f Miss Chase 1 1 H. MeAlpinsbr f. Betsy Bell US Mr. Lowndes paid forfeit. Time- 1 59-2 09 Second Race?Mile Heats?Purse $100. H K Burroughs' b g John Watson 1 1 A. Wilson's b g. Daniel O'Connell. 9 3 Time-3 00-3 00 Srcokd Dav, Msroh 11?The following were the entries for the Purse, $200 :? Louis Lovell enters b. f. out of Sally McQraw, by Uano, 4 years old. James Harrison enters s m. Henrietta, 4 years old, out of Emily, by Boston. 1 Suicide of Ezra L. Miller?We noticed n few days since the death by suicide, at Newark, N. J., of a Mr Miller, of Brooklyn. The Charleston Covrttr alludes to his death, ami says he was formally engaged in mercantile pursuits iu that city, wliera lie experienced ! varied fortunes, hut finally acquired wealth, and left for : the north. In 1828, Mr. M. was elected a director in the Railroad Company Entering into the enterprize with ' much zeal, he went to Europe at his own expense, for | the put pose of acquiring ilif-.i mation on ?h? subject of locomotives, the result of which was that lie contracted with and furnished to our company, the that locomotive that ruu successfully on a railroad in tha United Siaios He was a gentleman in education and manners, ami his melancholy end oonld only have been the rosult of a diseased mind. Appotntmknts by thk President.?Abel M. Bryant, collector of the customs for the district of Ken neUunk, Maine, vice James Osborne, removed W C. V. Da?hiel, deputy collector ol the customs for the port of ttabioe, Texas. '* ChsMBKbs- B-i'ore Judge Edmonds.? Mareh IS?fit rs Htnry Suydam ? Mr 8uydim hu been arrested I seceud time It the suit of Wm B. Moru, J charged with having obtained a considerable sum ot mingy under falae pretences, under a Btillwell warrant, the first having fallen through for some reason of whieh i we are not informed. Mr- Buydam was brought before Judge Edmonds this morning, and Rendered bail, which was agreed to be accepted upon properly qualifying. In rt flicL Mr/tier ?The argument in this case was concluded to-day by Mr Hoffman on the part cf Metzger; the decision will not be given, it is supposed, for a week. In the meantimeTMetzgerhas Beenrewei*,ed to the custody of the United States Marshal, subject to the order of Judge Edmonds burton vs Povry -In this case, which is an action of trover, to recover damages for the alleged conversion of a certain power of attorney oi,"OtBerinfcrunt'eHr,"4aT3" t5 ' be executed by Madamo Weiss to the defendant, under which it is also alleged that an engagement was entered into with the plaintiff, for the appearance of the Viennoise children at the plaintiff's theatre in Philadelphia, which engagement was not carried into effect. On Friday last, a writ was issued, under which the defendant was held to hail in $10,000.and in the course of Saturday an order was obtained by Mr. Leek wood, Mr Povey's counsel, returnable at the judged chamber this morning, to show cause why the bail should not be reduced In 'ho meautune, the plaintiff's attorney procured a subpoena and teat, and had it served on Madame Weiss, requiring her attendance at the judge's be examined on terms in relation 'o the alleged power of attorney. Ail paities appeared before the Judge at 9 o'clock .attended by their respective counsel.when it was pioposed, in the first instance, to examine Mad. W. This course was objected to by Mr Stembler, her counsel, on the ground tnat Her testimony might utterwarus oe used >q any sun which Mr. Burton might institute agaiust her lor a breach of the contract. Madame Weiss, therefore, under the advise of her counsel declined to be examined, but stated that the was ready to make written affidavit in re lution to her share in tho transaction, and then retired ? The main question, which was to induce the boil, waa then postponed to 6 o'clock in the afternoon, at the Judge's house, when all parties again met, and, after a good deal of discussion, further proceedings were ad Journed to Friday next. Common Press, March It ?Before Judge Ingruham ? Charltt Holt v Fred'k J Xodine ?This was auactieu for goods sold?the sum claimed was $78?defence, a set off. The defendant gave in evidence the plaintiff's endorsement for $176, which would leave a balance id his favor of $100 Sealed verdict For plaintiff', Messrs. White and Baiber; for defendant, Mr. Smith. The other branch of tho court, in which Judge Ul* hosier presided, adjourned shortly after, no business being ready. ttcrtaioK Court, March it.?Argument term in this court. Court or General Sessions, March 16.?Beforo Recorder Scott and Aldermen Halt and Walsh. John McKeon, Esq, District Attorney.?Plea of Guilty ? John Jackson, alias Peal, a colored lad, indicted tor a bu glsry in the third degree, in having broken into tho store ol a Mr. H A. Kent, and stolen therefrom 760 segars and a coat, pleaded guilty, and wus sent to the House oi Rofuge. Trial for Highway Robbery.?Thomas McGowan, alias Tom Brush, was theu called to trial ou an indictment charging him with having, on the 27th of February last, knocked down a person named Thomas Keenau and robbed him of $28 in silver coin. On the part of the proaecution, Keenau deposed that on the night lit question be waa knocked down by the accused, who then took the before named amount of money from his pocket, and on soliciting him to return it, the prisoner drew a sword cano and threatened to run it thiottgh witness The jury, without leaving their seats, found the accused guilty, md the Court sentenced turn to ten years' impris nmeut in the State prison Complaint Dismissed- Wra Dicks, arrested a short ti ne ago, on a c .urge of obtaining money by l'alsely representing that it was intended for charitable purposes, was brought into court, and after a severe reprimand from the Recorder, was discharged from custody, tho grand inquest having dismissed the complaint. Trialjor a Nuisance ?Edgar H Laing was next called to trial lor an alleged nuisance, consisting of a cool yard in Leouard street, near church. Several witnesses testided on the part of the prosecution, that the covl dust from the yard came iuto their housos, cu.u-iiig great annoyance and injury to their furniture ; also that thoir health was materially att'ected thereby. For the defence witnesses were called to show that the coal dust was by no means injurious tp thoir health ; that notwithstanding they had been engagod in catting and screening coal for different periods, fiorn 10 to 40 years, they had never expeiienced any deleterious eUVcts from the dust Others living in die vicinity of this and other coal yards, experienced no inconvenience on that account. The case will be resumed to-morrow. Discharge of the Grand Jury Mm grand jury here entered and intimated trial ihcj uu.l disposed of all the cases which had been presented for their consideration, (in sixty four of which thoy had fouud bills of indictment) and asked to be discharged; thev were accordingly dismissed with the usual thanks or the Court. Adjourned until to-morrow morning. Court Calbndah.? Circuit Court?AH, 47,48,34,8, 30, 40. 69, 479, 81, 84, 86, 88, 89. 97, 109, 491, 484 Com mon i-teas, in pari?ia, w, 31, 30, 30, 31, 3?, 01, oa, 00. 3d part?11, 34, 36, 38, 30, 34, 36. 38, 40, 43, 44, 46, 48, 60, 63. Portable Shaving Cases?The moat portubli and at the itme lime the most complete mid elegant article now mouuroctured, having every requnite lor a gcntleinan'i toilet, and aa a travelling companion invaluable. Forsaleby G. HaUNDKUS k HON, 177 Broadway, a Tew doon above Courtlandt it. Metallic Tablet Razor Strops?The subscribers would call the attention of itrangeri and the public to their aaiortmeut of the above, beyond cavil the best article manufactured G. HAIJNDKKS & SON, 177 Broadway, oppoiite Howard Hotel. Peine*! Orrla Tooth Paste?Our moat etnl. nent dentiiti lay ii tin only sale dentriAce that will give the teeth a pearly whiteneii and iweeteu rhe breath. Price?SO ceo a. Ladiea who detire an improved complexion, and one of increased snltnevi and beauty, muit uie the Tablet of "Perl* et Alabi re. ' Price 25 centi ; or tne Peman Soap, or Oriental Compound Piice50 cents ; alio, Townseud'a Sarsaparilla ; Van Humbert's Fem tie.Pills, and Folger'i Oloiaouiau, $1 each. For aale at 127 Bowery, corner Grand at, ^irrigation of the Ohio Hirer. i Time State or Hivtr. Wheeling Mar 8 ..11 feet, falling Pi ul'.urg .Mar 0 . 14 feet 6 inches. Cincinnati Mar 1 flood. Louisville Mar A . .13 feet 10 inches. MONEY MARKET. Thuratlny, March 13-3 P. M> The atock market opecod very firm for blue Monday, and quetations for somo of the fancies closed et a slight advance. Harlem went up % per cent; Canton Nor wichand Worcester, >{;Long Island, Reading Bonds Reading Railroad, Farmers' Loan, and Morris Canal, closed at Saturday's prices At the second board, Canton, Reading and Harlem olosed at prices current in the morning. Farmers' wenl upX; Reading Bonds, >*', Norwich and Worcester fell off The afternoon sales were very smell. We learn that the banks in Wall street have recently become large purchasers of sterling exchange, at th< low rates ruling, throwing out the best business pap*r tar tl.a nn.nn.. ?f 1-1- ...k..... Tk. bank* have, for aome time p.<at, bean discounting tbi paper of houaea which hare been large purchaaera o billa on London, and having filled up their line o that kiDd of paper, hare come into the marke aa purchaaera. Thia, to a certain extent, ia ac commodating a certain claas of merchant), but ii times like the piesent, it ia a very dangeroui | buaineaa for the banka. Theae institutions, no doubt I anticipate an immediate importation of specie, in retun 1 for these billa, but they may be mistaken in this; the; i may be compelled to hold theae bills until they mature | in the event of which, they must contract their loan I upon other paper. They may be compelled to hold som< ; of these bills for a longer time than they anticipate, a j there ia every probability of much difficulty in the mane; markets ofOreat Britain, and much danger ef insolvenc; . of many houaea engaged in the American trade. Shoul | the Bank of Knglaud advance the rate of interest to fivi I per cent or more,and refuse to discount the paper ot thus engaged in trade with thia country .thsie must be a gr? s deal of commercial embarrassment, and we tear a grvi number of bankruptcies. The steamship Hiberuia has k en at sea neurl twelve days, and will bo duo at Boston on Haturdsy. SI, will bring twenty-eight days later intelligence, shoul there be no arrival in the meantime with dates later tha 1 those received by the Cambria Her advi ea are anxiciM I ly loowed lor by the merchants. The bill introduced i to the Legislature nf lllinoii i providing lor tho winding up of the State bai.k.pase the lower Home, but the Senato relused to cnncui i Thi? leaves the bank to be wound up uoder the old L? i gislalive act. The Senate had previously pasted a bil ' giving the bank two yiara to wind up in, the low# House refuted to concur in this, to that the old bib a til remains in fotce, and the bank mutt conform to its pit visioas The real estate or landed property of thia inst tution, in the hands bf its oMcers will ptoduce more tha in the hands of commissioners, but any forced sale of thi ; property must compel tho bank te submit to prices inuc below its real value. The Legislature ef Illinois have disposed of tho bi authorising a settlement with Messrs Macal lister an Stebbins. The hill provides that upon thesuriender < all the bonds which Macallister and Stebbins now hoi the Government is authorised to issue now bonds ft such an amount as is actually duo them, and such bond when issued, shall stuud upon the same looting with th most (avi rx<l bonds issued by tho State. I his settlein. I takes up nearly $600.01X1 of the bonds of the State no out Tho quantity of coal sent to market front tho Sehuy kill mines via the heading Railroad, for the week en ing tho Iflth instant, w a 16,101 tons, making the tot for the season 160,006 tons Tho scarcity of vessel# hi caused a large stock ol coal to accumulate at Kn-hmoui the depot on the Delaware, of the Heading ltailrot Company. About one hundred thousuud tuns are wai ' ing shipment The accumulation of such a large atoc I ' them up to e high point. The value of merchandise exported fioin the port of Smnnih for January and February thii year, compared with that for|the correapondiag months in 1846, exhibits an increaie equal to about fire hundred per cent. The annexed table exhibit* the .quantity of pieJuce exported in February, 1846 and 1847 icommxace or SavanaaH?Kitoht* rea t'eesuaav 1846. 1847, Upland cotton. Ib? 907 019 3 448 747 Sea Island cotton, lbs 141,721 ' 34.326 Rice, calks J73>; 2.848 1(46. 1817. Total value of exports, J?u'v .$262,124 52 1.038,964 41 Do. do. Feb y 124,631 80 9*4.116 33 Total $386,763 32 2,003,070 96 It will be seen that during the last month, the value of exports exceeds by $839,477 76 those of]tbe correspondt?w MAntVi lout voar In Janimrv oi thii v?tr thn vnlna of expoits wat (1.038,964 41, while in January 1940 they amounted in value to but (363,134 S3?making an in- ? crease in January ot (776,839 89, and a total increase, in the first two month* of 1847, of ((1.616,807 14,) one mil lion six hundred and sixteen thousand three hundred and seven dollars and fourteen cents The annexed statement of the collections made at the several olfices of the (late Bank of Alabama and its blanches up to January 1, 1847 , is taken from the report ot the commissioners appoin'ed to liquidate the affairs of that institution Static Bans or Alabama ash Bhaschxi. Amount collected at the Bank of the State of Alabama, from the 39th November, 184S, to the 4th of February, 1846 $ 17,035 66 Collected at the same bank from 4th February, 1846, to 1st January, 1847? On debts matked good (140,486 16 Do. do. doubtful ft,833 3ft Do. do. bad 9,197 76 Do. do. unknown '361 87 Do. not classed 9,09ft 84 164,864 98 (181,890 64 Amount collected at the Branch ot the Bank of the State of Alabama ut Mobile, from 3ftth November. 184?, to 3J February, 1846 $ 48.686 94 Collected at the same Bank from 4th February, 1846, to 1st January, 1847? On debta classed good (37b 487 87 Do. do. doubtful... ..... 33336 t'8 Do. do. Hkd. 33 659 ftft Do. do. unknown 3,0ftd 33 Do. not classed 100,606 A3 ft37,00ft 36 (876 694 30 Amount collected at the Branch Bunk ot Montgomeiy, from 1st Oct. 1846, to 4th Fe .'. 1846 ( 65,108 88 Collected at the same Bunk from 4th February, 1848, to 1st Jauuary, 1847? On debts classed good (469 093 37 Do. do. doubtful 16,160 33 Do. do. bad 17,881 11 Do raaiked unkuown 1,33146 Do. not classed by the Legis lature ii?ou o* $550,031 60 Amount collected at the Branch Bank at Huntsville irom lit November, 1845, to Kefo. 4, 1848 $3,674 27 Collected at the tame bnnu fiom 4ih February 1846, to lit January, 1847? I On debts claaaed good $'443,534 75 On debt* classed doubtiul 13 193 48 On debt! claaaed bad 16.009 90 Amount received for real eatate ' told 3,050 94 267,867 83 261.743 09 Amount collected at the Branch Bank at Decatur from 3d November, 1S45, to 4th February, 1846, and troni 4th February, 1846. to 1st January, 1847, as per statement herewith submitted, showing amount collected from each class of debts $263 835 51 Total amount of collections to 1st Jan. 1847,$1,833.794 31 To wit: Collected at the Bank of the State .$181 890 64 " at the Branch at Mobile 576,604 20 " at tho Branch at Montgomery 650.631 b0 " at the Branch at Huntsviila 361.742 09 " at the Branch at Decatur 264 835 64 $1,834,794 24 The aggregate amount of collections for the year ending November 29, 1845, was $1,973,745 29, making tbe total, fiom November, 1844, to January 1st, 1847, $3,806,630 63 In November, 1845, the circulation of the mother bank and branches amounted to $1,661,795 60 ; deposits to $239,666 86 ; and the cash on hand to $612,789 64. The annexed statement will show with what rapidity the circulation has been feduced ^Circulation or Alabama Stats: Banks. 1341 IS 14 1845. sbiik ai i uscaiunva, jccit o IluusiTilie 167 9(9 49,210 29 827 MouiKuineiy 1,079.518 423.692 24 242 Decatur 1,531.054 497,873 264.8 8 Mobile 3.250.452 1,334,744 612.812 Total Biate Banks... 7,026 127 3,061.969 1,661 793 Note* on hand 2,010,968 94 141 ? Actual circnlatiou 85,338,067 2,967,828 J 661.795 Wo have do return* for 1848, but proaumo that the circulation has been nearly all cancelled. Every reduction in the circulation oi these banks is equivalent to a reduc tion in the State debt, as the Stale is responsible for it. Old Stock Kxrliange. S12000Tr'y NoteaOprct 101* UOshs Cantou *60 33V 4U60 Ohio 6s, '30 93 173 do 33*/ 16000 Illinois Special 39* 23 do *30 33*. 3000 do sllmos 38 23 do t30 33*i 10000 Reading Bouds 71 300 Harlem 48 30000 d? b90 7ljg 30 Ho alO 48 30 shares Kh?nii Bauk 81? 30 do bio 48 87 Bauk of Com, scrip 91 loo do bl5 48 710 Partners' Loan 28V 30 Nor It Wor <?V 130 do b30 28)2 175 do 49*1 ? d? , *1* 130 do i30 493, 200 Morris Canal 14X 100 do alO 49k 100 Heading KK 58? 400 do 49* 30 Canton 33H 3U0 Long Island 86? Second Board, *'?#? *d'n8 Boud* 71* 30 shs Harlem ?3 48 j/s Canton Co 33V 30 do a3 48 50 harmars'Loan 28 V 180 do 48 J? d? 8?? 85 Nor fc Wor 41V 2* Reading 58V 30 N A Trust VA .?? 4? . JJ.'g 12 Lafayette Bank, C in 83* 123 do *3 58* " New Stock Kxchangf, 'i C"h. 33? 30 ahs Nor k.Wor cuh 49* t*No'*W?r "X 83 do btw 49? 830 do cash 49* 35 do b3 49? " d? ?w 49V 100 do cash 49? 85 do 8,t 49? 23 do cash 49? CITY TKAOlfl REPORT ' New York, Monday Afternoon, March IS, 1847 t The market* exhibited the quiet aipect which they m L dicated at the close of la*t week. The deaire for later foreign new*, together with the early proapect of the ' reiumpiion oi navigation, had the tendency to alacken 1 business in moat kind* of produce. Oeneaee fleur continued to lell in a imall way at $7. In Southern, rather > I more wa* doing. Sale* of Jersey red wheat were made i I at $1 40. Corn continued to move freely j but at come f i reduction of price* compared to thoie current at the 1 I close of last week. Provision* continued firm, and sale* t i of new me is poik were made at an advance of 26 cent* . 1 per barrel. Groceries remained about the same, with 1 i limited transactions. Ashes?The market was steady, and we report 70 | bbls pearls at $6 26; and small sales of pots at $4 87>$c. Beeswax.?For yellow, the market was steady at 2?>ii n 87c. V Breadstuff's ? Hour?We report sales of 800 bbls. i I Genesee at $7; 1600 do deliv arable in May, $6; 300 >)o : Baltimore in store, $8 44; 100 do Philadelphia $6 25; I 2 000 do $6 31U; 1600 do Ohio,deliverable in June, $6 73, e and 600 do, deliverable at any time within the year, $5 ? , Whtat?We report a sale oi 1600 bushels Jersey red , wheat at $1 40 |Cern?Sales |embraced (including f j sales in store and to arrive) about 48 a 60 000 bushels, jr ! via: 18 or 20 000 Northern yellow at 90 cents; 8,000 do j j deliverable on the opening of the river to LsDsingbtlrg, 88 cents; 6 000 do. deiivnrablii at the end of two weeks, 0 86 a 87c; 10 0u0 western mix d. deliverable in July, 71c, e i and 6 000 bush sou hern w hite 85)$c The market closed Lt ! ai 90c tor yellow, and 85X a 88 tor southern white?the I latnr price asked Corn Weal - We report sales of 400 II ! bhl- Jersev at $3 and 600 do at $6 a 6 0614 fiy Da thy weic ina tivo and quotations tiominal. Outi ? v Sal s of 6 a 6,-00 hukhals North River were mide at 4? ce ti. 0 Candles?Further sales of sperm were made at 30c. d ( i.ffee - The maiket was quiet ami transactions were ? chiefly confined to the retail trade, without change in pi ices. i otton ?Tha sales to-day are quite small, but at very full or ices It is difficult to buy strictly fHir Uplands at 14 cent* : fully fair to good fair.ha* been *oM at 14?io lor j one hundred balea. Kair .New Orlean* will tell at Id r ?!!'h -Tho markot wa* *tc4dy, without change ia once*. No arivnl* *inre our l**t. Ket.'iT Ra am* were *t? at (I 8ft for hunch, in bar; 1 coo drad appla* ?ohl at *M r H >ir I'here wn? nothing new *lnee last repott. n Hidbi? Bioo- l?*t r< poit a < urgo ot Orinoco*, of about #00.', *. W el 1M c . tin nion'h* ? { leiU?The marke w? dull at $4 ad, and no aales of [. ! COoe. quet.cetranspired. VIola****?There wa* little doing, and we cootinua to quote Cub* inactive at 46 and New Oileant at SAc. Nav*l Stori.*?Tho in.iiket wa* very quiet, and no h kBie. of importance truiinpired. ; Oil*- We report aalea of IdOO a 1500 gallon* city lin.. | rood at 80c. Theie wa* no change in tperm or whalo. " i N W whale wa* held at 36c il . raovi?ioi?3? Mair.tkituil the fiimnera previously no? jf ticcd a' tho c'oae of la?t week, ant w* report aaler of son , iihla.ot new me** pork at $15 45: old me** wa* Arm at ' ' $14 4ft a >14 371, tiad prune steady at $14 4ft. Rref?\. ir nale of a few hundred bbl* mesa wa* made on privato H ' torsi* Lard W>< report aalea 400 bbl* at 10c., actual tare?In h-g* it wa* held at lltJiis ; BO tiorce* do *ol I at 8 Thei < ? an little don.g in araoked or pickled men's it > nitrr ai d Chrtt? were cady; hut without aaloa of conw ?i qnence it ii v. w ii quiet, an 1 we hivo no change to no'.e ainco S, tarda)'* report 1- Hu n Kia?-ead continued scarce, and quota ion* re ij. in.lined n miinil 40 b'lli n. w t'onnsy Itmni * Cloversoed . 1 sold ut ci iit* No rale* id Timothy tranipired. Si nih Wo continue to quota New Oilaa a at 7 i7'.,' ?* ce'iti io He far choice, and Mi .? iiiurcovadne* at a 7 1, ! n 7?*c Tallow. -The market waa quiet at while 9a wa* aiked lor pruriu rendered. It- I W Hiaaar wa* dull at 37 a 47>*'c. k ' W h a Lee j i* l.?T k e market was tteady at Ka urJay 4

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