Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 2, 1847, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 2, 1847 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. (Inr VurIt, Sondajr, M my 4, 1MT. Tbe Sniiday Herald. We understand that Lhu newsboys are In the habit or demanding three cents for tbe Sunday Herald. and of refusing to eell it for lees, t Thia la a downright sharu of one cent ou each paper, and should not be submitted to by tbe public. We give the Sunday Herald to these little speculators at the same price that.we giro the others, end they bare no right to demand more than two cents jwr copy. The only way in which our friends can aeoid the share is to leare their names at this offlce, and the Sunday paper will be delirered at their residences by our earriers at two ceuta. Letters from Italy, by ttrs. J. G. B. Florenck, March Id, 1817. 1 have this moment received your letter, ami It ive just returned from putting a very long letter in the post for you. 1 have been to-day t<> see .tome nl the palaces I was all over the Pitti palace, one of the lines! here. No fee is allowed to be taken, so 1 walked over it all, without being molested, or being bothered to go here, or go there. The paintingin these galleries are all by the most celebrated artists. This magnificent collection was commenced by the family of the Medici, and increased considerably by the Austrian dynasty. There are fourteen talon* lor these galleries.? Kach bears its name from the fresco paintings on the ceiling. The first five bear the name of a planet, with the allusions relative to the five principal virtues of the Grand Duke Cosmo, the first to whom this collection isdedicatcd. The first is the Salon of Venus, which makes allusion to Cosmo's goodness, representing Minerva raising a young man from the hands of Venus, and presenting him to Hercules. This is all in fresco on the ceiling, and with so much expression that it is impossible for any person to mistake the subject. Then there arc the paintings by Salvator Rosa, Tintoretti, Rubens, and all those fine painters. 1 saw a beautiful painting there of the Virgin and Child, by that famous Spanish painter, Murilla, and a Holy Family, by Andrea del Sarto. But what attracted my attention the most, and rivited me to the spot, was n portrait of Leopold de Medicis. as a baby, the one who was afterwards cardinal. Now I know you will laugh at me for what 1 am going to say, and call it affectation; but really I could not resist the temptation of going and kissing it, so natural wan it. inert' was pie utile timid tying is if awake, on his pillow, and the little cheeks healed a little, as if by sleep. It precisely looked as my own little babe used to look after it awoke out of a refreshing sleep. 1 know you will excuse my weakness. I looked at it, 1 believe, steadily for half ail hour, hardly believing it was a painting, everything about it was so natural. The painter is Tiberia Till. I would go from Paris to Florence any day to see that one painting. The next is the Salon de Mars, also representing some act of Cosmo's life ; another, the Salon of the llliad,on the ceiling of which are subjects druwn from Homer's llliad. You see there all the divinities which took part in the siege of Troy. Jupiter is the most elevated. Near him is Aurora; lower down you see Juno seated, I and having at her side Iris, her messenger. Luigi Sabatellus is the author of this beautiful work. There is also a very tine portrait of Salvator Rosa, your favorite painter, painted by himself. I have not time now to enter more fully into n description of all these beautiful paintings; but 1 must not forget to mention the Flora Salon, where is the celebrated Venus of Canova, standing in the centre of the room, enclosed by a grating. It is said to be a rival to the celebrated Venus de Medicis, in the Florentine gallery, and well worthy of it, for I consider it far superior. I decidedly think the proportions of Canova's Venus are the most natural. As regards the Venus de Medicis of Praxiteles, (for it is supposed to be his work,)I think her neck too long for symmetry, and.her feet also; but, of course, it will not do for me to condemn what has been the admiration of ages. But decidedly, I think Canova's has the advantage. There is no black mail in that, I hope ; for poor Canova, I suppose, has something else to think of besides making statues. I have not time to say much to-night, as I start early to-morrow for Rome, and am very tired; but shall, when I have time, give you an account of all the other interesting things I have seen here. My courier tells me I must be up bright and early to-morrow morning, for I have a long journey before me, and to be sure to make me rise in time, he puts in, "it is very dangerous, you know, Madame, to be out after sunset;" and, of course, that is sufficient for me. I hope you enjoy as good health as I do. I have not enjoyed better for six years. I eat well, walk well, feel well, and laugh well. Would you believe that it is so cold here to-day, that all the ladies hive muffs. I was wishing for my sables. So away I start tomorrow morning again. The License Question.?The returns of the town elections on the license question, are pouring in upon us thick and fust, and show a tremendous and overwhelming revolution of public opinion in this matter within a year. With but few exceptions, every town heard from, Iibb given a lnrge majority in favor of granting li rrnui's. .viany people express surprise uuu wonderment at this result, but for ourselves w? must say that we expected it; a reaction was natural under the circumstances. Public opinion sometimes commits many absurd and ridiculous pranks, but it will invariably get right in the end. For several years past the temperance men have carried on a ridiculous warfare against all who were in the habit of using spiritous liquors of any kind. To such a length did they go at one time, that they denounced the use of wine on the altars of our churches?stigmatised every vender ofliquor, from the merchant who imported it, to the poor devil whs sold it at three cents a glass. Their orators, in their phrenzied discourses, denounced our hotsl keepers as murderers; and so far did their intemperance carry them, that they applied for and received the aid of lite law to help them in their crusade. Now what have they gained by their exertions to compel men by force to abstain from drinking intoxicating liquors 1 The very instrument that they used to further the cause, has been used against them; and they find themselves Hat on their hacks, after two or three years of trouble. Tf the advocates of temperance had used a little more of that virtue themselves, in their effort! to inatil their notions into our citizens, they might have been more successful than they have > been. They would not now have the mortifica- j t ion of knowing that their exertions have been j mane in vain. a arunxarfl cannot ne reciaimeo bv calli ig him hard names, and overdosing him with temperance tracts and speeches from ora- , tors who get drunk to-day, lecture against the sin j o-morrow, and then be picked up drunk again ' he next day. A little moral suasion, of the right sort, is best in ouch cases. If that mighty weapon had be?n more freely used, a different result might have been reasonably expected. \fw.s from Rio.?Our acknowledgments are due to Captain Wingate, of the bark Home, of Baltimore, at this port, for a file of the Jornal do Commtreio, published at Kio Janeiro, to the latest date ; also, for other papers of value ?rrx*stitp Sarah .Sa.-sdv?1This steamer will |e.Me for Liverpool on the llth, instead of the >#fh instant. ? . ? -z Moving Dny In New York. The anniversary of confusion, trouble, ilust. dirt and nolso took place yesterday, and wan celebrated a* it usually i.H. by the tax-ridden, compellcd-to-move citizens of Gotham. From the rising to the setting of the sun. every street, lane, alley, high-way and by-way of New?ri| York was the scene of as much confusion, disorder and^jj trouble, as prevailed at Babel when the inhabitants of * the earth very suddenly were deprived or me power 01 conversing with each other, because of their Impiety in erecting a tower, by means of which they foolishly presumed to reach the abode of the angels on high. We doubt very much whether the confusion that was exhibited in our city yesterday was not even greater than what prevailed at llabel at that memorable period. To be sure, the confusion of tongues was not so great, albeit, it was great enough?from the equalling of the infaut in arms, to the cracked-voiced-scolding of the matron of 80 years?but the confusion of furniture?of sofa bedsteads, chairs, tables, crockery, flddlos, fiddle strings, glass ware, stove pipes, kettles and pans, articles which the architects of that great pile were innocent of ?more than made up the difference. The above engraving will give a taint representation of a hundred scenes of a similar kind, that occurred here yesterday. On the right band hide is seen one of the numerous carts that broke down willi the household gods of a fumily, which, nccording to New Vork usage, found their place of residence for the year 1846. somewhat inferior to tho one they had selected for 1847. On the left hand side is seen a family removing all its effects, from tho Boston rocking chair down to the urchin of two years. It is the last load of that family, and it will be seen that the cart contains a little of every thing?the scrapings of the house. The amount lost by itinerant tenants yesterday was probably as much as on any former 1st of May. The sum can be guessed at after a little trouble. We have made a calculation, which we think is nenr tho truth, containing the expenses of every kind that these tenants have boen subjected to in consequence of moving. The number of families was not less than 6000. TM 1.? ft.. ?l,l. la tax OOO Oil The amount of damage to furniture, say $6 to ach family 25.000 00 The dantaga to crockery, looking glasses, be.. 8.205 03 Wear and tear of body 2,028 93 Wear and tear of conscience. 70.000 oatbe, at the price charged by magistrates, vis. Is. .. 9.500 00 5000 rentH in breeches 2.500 00 Articles lost from the carts 2,500 00 Grand total $05,334 66 This is the sum ezponded one way or the other, or lost in the same way. In the eity of New York on the first of May, 1847. This estimate,we acknowledge, cannot bo relied upou for exact accuracy?It may be a few cents oyer or a few cents under the mark, but it is near enough for all purposes. This is a tremendous sum. but the same amount will no doubt be expended in the same way on the first of May, 1848. Thus we go. Medical Intelligence. To the Editor or the New Yohk Herald:? The National Medical C'onrention will hold its second session in Philadelphia, on Wodnesday niixt. tho 6th of May. It is expected that a very large number of delegates from all parts of the Union will be present. Tho principal topics for consideration will be the extension of the medical carrioulan. requiring a higher standard of medical education before graduation, and 2d. the separation of the licensing from the teaching power, Delegates from New York : County Medical Society. N. i". Acadrmy of Medicine. Drs. Isaac Wood, Drs. O 8. Bartlet, " Thomas Cocke. " Valentine Mott, " John C. Checseman, " Jas. R. Wood, ' John B. Beck. " H. 9. Klssam. ' John H. Kodgers. K. C. Stewart, " Francis U. Johnston, " D. M. lteese, b Joseph M. Smith, Jas. C. Bliss, u J R. Van Kleock. " C. D. Smith. ' Wa. N. Blakemau. Edward Dclufleld. " Saml. T. Hubbard. " Jared Linsly. ' Isaas Greene. " II. D. Bulkley, " George P. Cammur, " Edward L. Beadle. " Gordon Buck. " J. t). Pond, " Joel Koster. " Moore Holt. " Win. II. Vail Bnren. V.tjj Vnrlt Medical ami Pathalnairal Sacietu Surgical Society. Dm John T. Motcalf, Dm. Wm P. Hue). " Hugh Walsh, ' John A. Swett. ' Thaddeus llaUled. " John (!. Atlanta. ' .lumen Ayres, ' Alfred C. Pout, lsrn.1 Moses. " Abraham L)u Bois. College Of Pkyticiam and Sew Y'ark Itni/iital. Surgeoni, Dm. John Watson, Drs. A II htpvons. " John (Iriscom. J Kearney Rogers. ' <>urdou Buck. Kespeetfully yours, MKDIOA8. Thursday. April 30 1847. If wo recollect aright, a Medical Convention, which was intended to bring about similar reforms to those mentioned in the above note, was held in this city last May?It did not do much, and we trust that this year they will come to some conclusion, always remembering, however, that too much governing is. perhaps, more fatal than even too little. In a profession like medicine, merit will always find its level. haw Intelligence. Svrraioa Cotrt?May 1?At Cm*mb*r?. -Before Judge Oakley ?In re I Cm. Orel*.?The argument In this matter (the facts of which have been already reported In the Herald) was commenced on Wednesday last, by Mr. L. Livingstone, on the part of Dr. Orelg, the delivery of which occupied two days. Mr. Oerard replied to Mr Livingston, and Mr. Dnvld Panl Browne, of Philadelphia, closed on the part ol Dr. Orelg The derlslon Is reserved for a few days. ^Circnr Cotar -Before Judge Edmonds.?Saturday May I.?Trial for Forgery.?This cause was adjourned on Friday evening to Monday morning, at lOitf o'elock Ar < .......... I v a si or a Wrlmnn/la?Snt.Urdfl.V_ May S?fn rt N. L. Melttr.?In this ease, which has been before fully reported in the Htrald, a naw (juration ha* bean raised, namely, whether a United Statoa District .ludg*. by hearing and deciding a caae at Chambers.can deprive a party of the constitutional right of appeal to the United States Supreme Court, this tribunal baring decided in this ease that it could not entertain an appeal from a decision made in Chambers by the District (udg? Mr. N B. Blunt was heard to-day for Meteer, and will he replied toby Mr. B.K.Butler on the part ofthe United States, who will be followed by Mr Ogden Hoffman on behalf of Metser. dxstjtncttvk FjHK at OgORliKTOWN, I). C.? Wc regret to learn that the extensive ship biscuit bakery of Captain Thoinas Brown, on the rnual. In Georgetown, was destroyed by tire yesterday morning. with all Its machinery, fixtures, lie This la the second time, within the past four years, that this establlshmant has been destroyed by lire. It was one of the most extensive establishments of the kind in the eonntry. and supplied the greater portion of the bread or the nary, \Ve learn, however, that. Captain Brown *a? Insured, and hi* establishment will doubtless sgain oon be in successful operation - hit, *un, Mvy I MAY-DAY IN NEW YORK " ^ ^ ^ | TH E LA Theatrical. ISfcVC! Park Tiieatrk.?Mr. Forrest appeared lant night at the Park In ''Richard III." The performance was received with marks of the highest gratification on tile part of the audience. Mr. Forrest's talent is well adapted to gthoso part* of Richard which call for great physical force. The tent scene was an admirable piece of acting; but it is useless to particularize, where all was so well done. The excellent manner in which this play is got up at the Park, does great credit to the enterprising managers, while praise is due to all who are cast in the subordinate parts. After the tragedy, the ''Married Hake" was performed. On Monday night, Mr. Forrest will appear as Aylmere. in ".lack Cade." an historical tragedy, written for Mr. F. Bowery Theatre.?'The patrons of the Bowery will no doubt be glad to hear that Mrs. Shaw will perform there again on Monday cvoning, in a character which she personates in n manner not only creditable to herself, but also to the profession of which she is so distinguished an ornament. Wo mean the character of Kvadno?one in which she lias attained so much celebrity, and one in which she confers so much pure delight on all who have the pelasurc of witnessing her in it. With this piece the opera of ' Hob Roy or Auld hang Syne," will be produced on Monday evening The music of " Rob Hoy." as our readers are aware, is the richest, most pathetic and most feeling of the (iodic muse, and most refreshing to all who hear it Such attractions are rarely put forth on one evening In any place of amusemcut; but the extraordinarily great patronage which the Bowery receives justifies the management in doing so. Mr. Ai.ezaudf.r.?Instead of our citizens getting wearied of Mr. Alexander, as they usually do after one or two weeks' performances of magicians and necromancers of the ordinary stamp, they are loud in praise of him, and wo verily believe would patronize him in the same liberal manner that they have done the last two weoks. for six months more, if be should so long remain here. That, however, he cannot do. We understand that his business arrangements will not permit htm to remain loDger than next week, which will be positively the last thut ho will perform in this city. Vauxhall Oakiiev.?Notwithstanding the extreme age of the veteran pedestrian. Katon. and the wear and tear which he must liAve suffered in performing his great feats in (,'anada and eljewhere. there is little douht cntertuined by his friends that he will complete the great work which he has undertaken at Vauxhall (iarden.? Ilia friumlu ?.. ,.r,r> S .1.... I ,.f 1, ;. ,.,1.11.. ? - *' ' ?????"'. iimiijr suppose It Impossible for a mnn of his ng<' to perforin it Huturday evening ni!Xt will tall the result Tom Thumb is still at Baltimore At one of his lato levees a great excitement was produced. The General, it appears, suddenly announced that a valuable ease of presents, valued at $1'J,0U0. was missing. Instantly all was confusion and excitement among the crowded auditory. The little General looked alarmed, and Mr. Barnum started for the Police Office, the perspiration starting from his face in streams. Ju*t as In- was going out of the door, the little General cried out: "Mr. Barn am. where are you going?" "To the Police Office," responded Mr. B "How much of a reward are you going to offer to the person who finds the presents."- "Five hundred dollars," said Mr. B. "Oh, you had better say a thousand." replied the General, "for that will make it an object forjthe police to be wide awake." "So it will." said Mr. B., '.'and it shall be a thousand. I'll go and announce it at the Police Office atonce." "Stop a minute." cried the littln General, "if you have got a cool thousand in your pocket, just fork it over, and I'll save you the trouble of going after the police." lTpon that the General coolly turned up a corner of the carpet on his platform, where he had. unobserved, scereted the box of presents a few minutes before, and drew them forth. Mr. Burnum was thunderstruek. and a little vexed. The audience was delighted. "You mischievous little rogue." exclaimed B., "I would not have been so frightened for five thousand dollars!" "1 would for just one thousand, so fork over," responded the General. Tho audience roared with laughter, and 15. went out of the door, inakiug an ineffectual effort to smile. Mrs. Kean has entirely recovered from her late Indisposition. and is about to play a short engagement at the St Charles. New Orleans. Mniltnl. Italia* Opera.?I.ucrezia Borgia will lie performed by the Italian Opera company at PalmOS, on Monday craning; Signorina Barili having no far recovered a* to be ublo to appear again. Our Italian friends will no doubt bo warmly greeted on the occasion of their re-appearance. Desedetti's Beseem.?Tht benefit of Signor Benedettl, 10 long postponed on nccount'ol Signorina Barili'a ilineia. will, wv are assured. take place on Thursday evening next Tiik Swiii Bell Kinoeh*.?Tlie public will not lose these extraordinary musicians as soon as we expected. We understand that they have been induced by the flattering success they have received, and the increasing desire on the part of our citir.ens to hear them, to continue here a week longer, and to perform at the Apollo Rooms for six nights more, commencing to-morrow evening. Merit is sure to meet its reward in this city C'hristt's Missirki.s.?Christy's celebrated minstrels will commence a new engagement to-morrow evening at. Mechanics' Hall. No. 47'i Broadway, where we have no donbt they will he as well received and draw as large audiences as they have done in any other place. Thry commence It tinder the most favorable auspices We understand that they will produce a variety of new songs, choruses, burlesques, be.. which, from what we heard of them, will be received as well as any they have produced heretofore. Kvery evening during the week they will change the performance, and produce something new. Castlv. Garov.*.?Another grand sacred concert will be given at Castle Garden this evening Several of the most favorite pieces from the most celebrated composers will lie performed by Dodworth's relchrated cornet band, among which we may mention Koslni's ''March of the Israelites;"' Haydn's "The Heaven's are Telling;" Handel's " Hallelujah Chorus;" and a Tariety of other compositions Wp have no doubt that Castle Harden will be well attended this evening De Meyer and Burke wero giviDg concerts In Cincinnati Aerz and Plvori were to give a concert, at Natchez Mississippi. on the evening of the 54th ult The people of Natchez wore expecting rare entertainment and they, without doubt, realized all they had hoped for at the hands of thee# two great musicians Personal unci Political. Powers la engaged on a statue of Mr. Calhoun, of the else of life. The model is now nearly completed, and the artist hopes that In the course of a year the statue will he ready William R. Vance has been nominated as the whig candidate for mayor of Louisville. The democrats have elected their mayor, (Cook) in Springfield, Illinois. Hon Win J (Jraves Is the prominent, whig candidate fur tiovcrnor of Kentucky at the next election. Joli 11 S. Davis. Esa .of Hoyd county,'Is the whig candidate for Congress from the fecund congressional district of Indiana Mahooaxy ? ^ private letter from Belize, HoiidnrHit, of the 13th ot April, says:?"We have no local news here worth mentioning, except the weather has been very unpropltlous fur our mahogany cutters, snd there is every prospect ef at least a partial failure of the averag* annuel expert of mahugauy." -CHANGING RESIDENCES. ST LOAD. Sporting Intelligence. Cr.r?tremlle Course, L. I.?The Trottiso Match between IIeCTOH Aft I) Bl.ACK MaRIA ? ThC KoRMEB the WiwrtER.-'-Tbis match for two thousand dollars, three mile heats, in harness. wax decidod yesterday, und notwithstanding that Black ,Mariu had been the favorite ever since the match was made, especially by the Bostonians. it,' was her fate to be beaten, and that too, very easily. It was evident from her appearance that her training had been too severe; she had been drawn so tine as considerably to impair her muscular powers?a consequence always attendant on over training. Under tho judicious management of Professor Woodruff. Hector appearod on tlio field. He had evidently been twined with much skill, as his appearance indicated the highest condition. In fact, we uever saw a horse apparently more capable of extraordinary exertion when called upon. About one thousand individuals were in attendance, the majority of whom were strangers, principally Bostonians. drawn hither by their partiality for the mare, she being a great favorite with them. We also noticed an unusual number of vehicles of every description about the enclosures of the course, probably two or three hundred. An excellent turn out for the first of May. The roads leading to the ground were somewhat dusty; but the day was so lovely, the air so balmy and invigorating, that all wbo were out. whether for pleasure or busiuess, appeared te enjoy themselves. The betting had been even up to the appearance ol the horses on the track, when 100 to 80 was offered on the mare?the amounts being generally henvy. Bets on time were also made, that the horses would not make a heat in 8:10, and where odds were offered n few seconds more were conceded. THE HEATS. Kirs r.?The start was an even one ; both nags getting off well together. They kept sidfandsiilc until the first quarter. at which poiut lliram went a length in front, and gradually widened the gap until he reached the half mile pole?the mare going steady, while the horse seemed to he on the verge of a break ull the time, skipping along, his driver holding him in with all his strength. After passing the three-quarter pole, both of the horses broke up. but were soon on their feet again, neither losing by the operation. Hector passed the stand, about a length ahead of the mure, in 2 I8,'?. On making the turn on the first quarter of the second mile, the horse was let out, and he gradually

increased the distance between him and the maris nearly faur lengths before they reached the halfmile pole?holding their relative positions until they reuehed the throe-quarters. From there, up the stretch, the inare made a push for the lead, and gained about two lengths; not enough to overtake her opponent, who led past the score two lengths ahead, in 2: Id, making the two miles in 5:31. Hector thou was urged rapidly forward to make sure of the heut. The mare endeavoring to keep pace with him, broke up, which gave the horse so much advantage, us to throw the chance of the mare winning entirely out of the question. She barely saved her distance, l'he third mile was trotted in 2.4%. The time of the heat was 8:21. A change took place in the betting. Hector was the favorite at any odds. One hundred to forty was offered that he would win; and in one instance $>100 was posted against $>25. Second Heat.?Ilcctor now took the pole, placing Black Maria on his right. Both came to the score with their heads together, and the word was given. The nmrtf in going found the turn lost hor feet for a moment, losing about two lengths. which the horse still further and rapidly increased. By tho time he reached the three-quarter pole, he was fully one hundred yards in ndvuncc of the mare, which position lie kept until he passed the stand. This mile was done In 2:47. A further description of this heat would be uninteresting? the horse doing pretty much as he pleased to the end of the race. The second mile occupied the same time as the first one, making the two miles 8:31. The third mile was performed in'J.49, the time of the heat being H:\13. Hector was declurcd the winner of the race and money. mi: nrst'LT. Time?Vint Heat. Time?Second Heat. 1st mile 2: In', 1st inile J:!7 2d mile 2:43 Jd mile 2:17 3d mile ltd mile '4:49 Total 8:21 Total 8:23 As soon as this match was got through with, the horses entered for the purse were called on to prepare for their work. Two only made their appearance?the lirowu mare Mist, and the sorrel horse Jim Berry; the I'inner driven l.y lliraui Woodruff, and the latter by Col. Uortine. It was a mile and repeat trot. Hiram again succeeded in winning, apparently about as easily as in the previous contest?winniug in two heats. The time was 2:50 -2:32. After all was over, a rusli was made for home, nil trying to appear satisfied?losers as well as winners. Havana. April 15, H17. Jlmusrmenti in Havana. Since 1 wrote to you last, there is nothing new from the Gulf, except what you will receive, no doubt, before this comes to liaud. There is at proseut no amusement here, exeept the celebrated wixard, licrr Alexander, who arrived out in the United States steamer Scourge. He has taken a new theatre, which lias been hurried through and finished expressly for him. and for a while, he has been astonishing tho Spaniards with his necromantic powers aud skill. Kvery night of his performance he has been honored witli tho presence of the Governor General aud his family, an honor which none has ever had before him. as the Governor has never been known to visit any artist more than once; but the Herr manages to keep him in a continual state of amassment, and he encores with as much enthuKini.111 n. rifthn .ml <nl? V..I u... I I... I..,,...I an order about three months since, that clapping and stamping would be punished by law The theatre baa been tilled nightly, and the boxes have already been sold at a premium; if the place contained ten times the number of boxes, they would all be sold. I understand the Herr leaves here about the 1st of t his month for New York, when he intends to go to thet anadas If ho meets with the success he has met with here, he may soon retire with a competency, and take home as much money as Ole Bull or any artist that has preceded him. The weather here Is very warm, and already several cases of yollow fever have been Reported at the hospital} As soon as the rainy season commences, we shall have the fever here in earnest Demand for freight continues, and the store houses are filled, waiting for vessels to ship their freights. If there were fifty vessels here from New York or any northern port, they rould obtain a eargo in ten minutes, as cargoes ere waiting for every vessel that arrives I*'irk in Dumfries, , Virginia?Eighteen Houses Burned.?Extract of a letter dated Dumfries, Va., April ;18, 1847.?About S o'clock, yesterday, while the wind was so very high from the west, a lire broke out in Mrs Boyle's house, opposite the brick latum and destroyed nearly all the houses at the onu end of the town; the house of Mr Dunniugtori; the large three-story frame, containing about thirty rooms, belonging to Mr. Colquhoun's and Dunuington'i heirs; the old banking house; Mrs. Waters', Mr. Allen's, and severs! other houses, in all eighteen, were cotisumed. About forty persona were turned out of their homes. Nearly all the men were absent, engaged in the fisheries on the Potomac There was an awful silence?no bolls, no engines, and the Inmates of the houses, mostly females. looked on in mute despair. Bush was the dryness of the liottaes, and so rapid was the progre.-s of the (lames, that hut few saved anything but thslj wearing apparal," L tr tin be 1 i I fro Jk fl ;"ono jo "K M 01111 F ifbQ[1.i0j! a E E r / - , .*' Jr. ^=T- j City Intelligence. f Aubitai. or Emiuranti.?Number of passengers, as ? entered at the Custom Mouse, during the mouth of April, 1817:? ? Froni (i reat B ri tain 18,007 v " France. 1,707 " Belgium 1.08.1 ' Manse Towns 627 | " " all other ports 568 | ? Total 21,883 Appointments.?The Board of Aldermen elect, last evening met at the residence of one of the members, for I { the purpose of making a selection of officers. The Board I \ of Assistant Aldermen elect pursued a similar course, j ^ The result of their deliberations, however, hau not been t ascertained ut a late boor. ! County Canvas.?Tim Board of County Canvassers ( inct last evening, and adopted the following preamble and resolution, and served a copy of tlio same on John Mo- y Mahon. Noah W. H<>yt. and Thomas J. liarr, Inspectors j of the 3d district of the bill ward :? < Whereas, it appears to the Board of County Canvassers t hat the Inspectors of the 3d district of the 6th ward of this city, have neglected to deliver the original state- ' luents of the canvas in that district for tho ofllco of c Mayor, at tho late charter election, to the Supervisor of the 6th ward, according to the provisions of the act respecting elections?Therefore, ' Resolved, That the Secretary of this Board bo directed c to notity said Inspectors, forthwith to deliver said state- ( incuts to the Supervisor of the (itli ward; aud that in default of their doing so liy 13 o'clock at noon on the 3d j instant, (to-morrow.) that the Chairman of this Board | he directed to present said Inspectors to the Grand Jury J of the City and County of New York for a violation of ' r their duty. I j Tub Weather.?Yesterday was a flno dry day. yet j | "rather coldish" for a May day. There is still a '"sting" j in the atmosphere. Fire.?A Are occurred at No. "365 Third street, yes- j terday morning. A bake house was attached to the pre- ' i mises, where it is supposed the Are originated. The i house was nearly destroyed, us well as the adjoining pre- ! < inises. < Mn. E. S. I)i nnii, oftho Now Haven and SpringAeld j line, favored us last evening with Boston papers. The ; train arrived before 7 o'clock. Sketches ok New Yore.?T. W. Strong, No. 98 Nas- j ?au street, has just issued No. 1H of his City Sketches. ' It is a capital illustration of one of the newsboys with n ] 'Great Battle in Mexloo-o-o-." If the newsboys wore the historians of the Mexican war. they would give the S American army glory enough for one day, Collision and Loss ok Like.?Coroner Walters was called on Friday evening, to hold an inquest upon the body ol Mrs. i .incline < arter, of Jersey city, aged about . 36 years, wife of Mr. Carter, proprietor of tho i'liiladelphia Hotel, of that place, who was killed on Friday afternoon, while on her way to this city, on board one of tho Jersey City ferry boats. From tho evidence ad- 1 duoed before" tho coroner, it appeared that the deceased between twound three o'clock in the afternoon, went on hoard the ferry boat Sussex, for the purpose of visiting this city to purchase earpetings. furniture, tee ; that when the boat was about two thirds the way across the river she came in uollision with a schooner which was hound up; when the bowsprit of the schooner rati through the side of the ferryboat into the ladies' t cabin avid wheel house; after which occurrence Mrs. | Carter was missed from the cabin and not again seen, until picked up by persons in the Custom House barge, near (iovernor's Island. On making nu examination of i her laxly it was discovered that she had been compara- , lively crushed to death by the collision of the two vessels. and a verdict was rendered in accordance with the foregoing facts. i Dr.ath by Intemperance.?Coroner Walters hold an inquest yesterday also at the Alms House in the I'ark. , upon the laxly of Philip Boyle. a native of Ireland, aged about 10 years, who died suddenly in Cross stroet, on Kridny afternoon la t Verdict, "Death by intempe- I ranee and want of medical attendance." , Another Victim or Int e wpe rance.?Tlie Coroner lield an inquest also xt the 6th ward station housa, on ' the body of Mary Ward, a native of Ireland, and about 30 years, who came to her death by congestion of the bruin and lungs, caused by intemperance. , 1'oiler Intrlllgriicr^ Mi. I.?.1 Portion ttl Convict Caught .Igain.?Officer Uarliiiison, of tlie Itli ward, arrested last night a men by the name of Samuel I'ark, on a charge of assaulting a man by the name of John Sonles. staying at the Walton House. Kraurklln Square, and stealing from his per- i son j| sovereigns, jfiij Si) in silver, and a ft-2 bank bill. On searching the accused at the Station House, a purse containing Hi sovereigns was found in the lining of his pantaloons; e sovereigns more were discovered In tlie rascal's mouth The officers, after giving liim a considerable ' chunking, compf lied liim to disgorge the stolen treasure. It appears that these two men, Park and Scoles, togo tlier with six others, arrived hero on Thursday last, in J the brig Thetis, from Bermuda, where, it seems, they had been transported by tlie British government, from the county of \ orksliire, convicted of desperate burglaries. This was ascertained from the fact of the officers linding on their persons, when arretted, the pardons granted By the above government, which showed that I'ark ami .scales had served out ten years, prior to the late of the pardon. The way Scoles aecounta for having the money is. that he was allowed so much per day for over work, by which inodo of industry he accumulated he above sum of money. Justice Osborne committed the accused to the Tombs for trial Home of these pardoned convicts, we understand weru seen dodging in and out of* Jack King's "crib" in i lorry trcct,yesterday; oonHei|ticutly upon this distinguished arrival. m> doubt wo shall bo honored by many kracks." for these men must live, and to work will be thi' Tory I:i -t thing thoy 11 think of doing, so polloa bo n the look out, tindtho sooner these chaps arc-spotted" tlie hotter. Highway Rubbery Officer llclyoa. one of the efficient men atlacned at the Lower Police, arrested on Friday night, a man by the natne of Lawrence Madden, on a charge of knocking down a man by the uarne of Thomas Million, in < 01 tro streot, near Hester street, on Thursday night lio?l. and white almost insensible by the blow stole from hie person a gold watch valued at $I(K). Justice Osborne committed the accused lor examination. Caught in the .h i Officers I* enncy. Klliott and Miller. throe vigilant men of tile til ward, arrested on Friday night John Thomas, John Mitguire, and John ' assidy all of whom were detected on board the ship Columbia lying at the foot of Bookman street. The rascals, it seems.bail already broken olf the strap from a trunk: and to obtain admittance into the cabin they broke one of the light* in the officers making t he arrest one of the rascals jumped overboard Into thn river, thinking to make good his escape by that manoeuvre ; but the officers being very expert succeded in capturing this nimble diver, and hauling him onshore. Justice Osborne locked thein all up for trial. Burg/ury.?The dwelling house, No. A3 Broome street, occupied by Mr. John Norman, was entered on Friday night by some burglars through the eellnr, nnd from one of the rooms the rascals conveyed n trunk Into the yard, forced it op. n, nnd stole therefrom $40 In money together with on" cnl co nnd two silk dresses, worth $30 Value In all $t10. No arrest. . In ett mi Suipiciiir Officers Watson and Harvey, two excellent men belonging to the tttb ward, arrested yesterday afternoon a sailor looking follow called Cornelius Hundley, whom the officers found in Orange street i ndeavoring to sell two brown summer route, witli the murk of a ticket attached to the collars Theso coals aro evidently slolou. an I for which an owner is wanted. Apply to thn above oliiens, at th tnxili ward station house. A . Irreit ,./ a Fcuttl, !!< gUr Offic r< Watson and fiarvay arrested yesterday livening a ''''"'Vlng looking chap called lames Median, whom the officers found on the roof of the dwelling house kept by Mrs. Whaley, at Vo 85 Cross street The rsscnl bad entered through the scuttle, and front one of the bed-rooms had stolen , several dresses belonging to the fsuiale boarders Jus- . tic? OlboDM looked hid up for cxiuiuiiAtloii > ' - * '*"4 The Oregon Dock. ;<> HiH , l'he citiseiu are qui to anxious to know wLeru the s alnor was at the time that ?evoa pound duck was awn into the injection pipe of the steamer Oregon, on r passage up the Hound. Yours . respectfully. Vow York, April 30, 1847. DUCK'S BILL. ^ ri?o Cartmaii who carted,atx pipes of Wine m No. 50 New street on Thursday, April 29th last, will rert himself to the Chief of Police immediately. Sew 1 ork, Msy.lst, 1817. Diamond Pointed Gold Pests, for $1 onIy_ Co. 71 Cedar atieet, upstairs, are now !' , !. J"" W ceut*. a real Diamond Pointed Gold ii for SI, the 1 en sold (or hurley's Pen elsewhere at SI 50 for IS,.and the magnificent Baaley IVn Si 75 only?silver Pen il lencilt aae always included. You ran there get the genu* Levi Brown s Premium Pens, (the genuine are now stam)e " Levi Drown, A. 1). 1817") and all cheaper, either w holee or retail, than elsewhere, Buy Pens only for what they stamped, and be not deceived. Summer Goods_CTUldreu,s 'Tuscan, Lrghorn || Straw Hats, Caps, Ike. kc.?BEDKK St COHT.VR, dters, 150 Broadway, have jmt received, direct from Paris, few of the inoet superb Summer Goods ever offered iu is city. They will open on Saturday, May In, an entirely w anil splendid lot of Tmean. Leghorn, mid Straw Hats anil ips for chilJieu anil infants, trimmed in the most elegant and chercke styles, and in the greatest possible variety. The iblic are respectfully invited to einminc them. 3t Navigation of Uie OlilrV itlvrr. Plai rs. Tint*. Stair of Ilicrr. /heeling April 30 7 feet. oulivilla April 25 0 feet 5 Inc. inoiiiwitl April 2ii ti feet. ittstmrg April 28 6 feet MOSTEY M Y1UAF.T. Saturday, May l._T>. P. M, There was a alight reaction in the stock market )-day. The transactions, however, ut the decline, were ery limited. Ruadiug Railroad fell oir 11: Norwich and Vorcestur 'i; Long Island \i; Morris Canal>4'; Harlem 1; Ohio G's went up j*; Fanners Loan1,,: and Canton 1. I'ennsylvania 6's closed at yesterday's prices. It 'as rather a dull day in the street, in consequence of lie general removal of residences. The buuks of this city closed up their quarterly reorts lost night. It appears that they have about two lillions more speoie than reported on the 1st of last 'ohruary. showing that Increase in the iiuarter. The directors of the Erie Railroad have called for an astalmcnt of $10 pur share, on all shares where the ayments heretofore made do not exceed $35 per share, t is payable on the 1st of Juno. The annexed table of the quantity, in American ushels, of the various European measures of grain, will e of value to those interested in shipments of grain rom this country Foreiov Grain Measures. Bu. *im.Bu. Inglish quarter.... 8 28-100 Leghorn Sack 2 iug'h Imperial bus. 1 4-100 Genoa Ermine 3 34-100 lautzic Last 87 15-100 Hpauish Fanegue 162-100 Imsterdam Last.... 83 37-100 Lisbon Alquiere 41-100 l unburE Last 91 43-100 Copenhagen Tonne.. .4 74-100 loslock L ist 105 71-100 Swedish Tonne 3 97-100 It. Pet's-Tchctwert .4 49-100 Mayence Mattu 3 37-100 Idessa Tchctwert.. 6 8-100 French Hectolitre ... 2 85-100 faples Tomolo. ... 1 57-100 The following table will show the number of (louring nills in each of the principal grain-growiug counties of restern Now Vork, together with the valuo of the raw nd manufactured articles. Many of them, of course, re mere grist mills, and flour only sufficient grain to upply the wants of thu immediate neighborhood:? Flouring Mills?Westers New York. Value of Value of Haw Manufactured Countite. Mille. Material. Jlrticlee. Iswego... 44 $1,547,208 $1,677,735 Vayiie 32 348,698 370,268 ieneca 22 318,455 381.829 liitario 48 483,505 568,347 .ivingstou 36 392,919 426.170 donroe 45 2,290,108 2,539 687 Irlcins 19 121,115 446.550 Niagara 14 706,842 776.148 ieneaee 27 219,607 242,877 kVyoming 20 174,911 190,893 irie 45 988 638 1,016.624 shautntique 43 238.256 315,989 Thu value of the raw material consumed in ^he louring mills of Monroe county, exceeds that of any ither county in the State. The following is the state of the note circulation of the nited Kingdom for thu month ending January 30th, as :ompnrcil with the month ending February 27th ylrcllatiois of tiie united kingdom 10 feb. 27, 1847. Jan. 30. Feb.'V. Uecrrate. lank of England Jt20.616.155 X19.538.117 ?1,108.038 'rivute Banks 1.087,782 4,510,880 137,902 lolut Stock hanks... . 3,207,003 3,198,082 69.821 Total in England 28,601,810 27,286,079 1,315,761 Scotland 3,600,731 3,503,300 07,431 reland 7.259,436 7,030,053 229,373 United Kingdom 39,461,997 37,819,432 1,642,565 It appears that in one month the circulation fell off nore than one and a half million pounds sterling. Old Stock Exchange. >25,000 Trea* 6pr ct Nts 103% 75 alia Canton 37 >1200 Ohio 5'*, '50 90 275 do 37 % >1000 OhioO'a,'60 98 50 do bl5 37% >2000 Pennsylvania 5'a 73% 125 do 37% 55000 do *10 73% 250 do 37% 00 shs Farmers' Trust 32% 50 do blO 37% iOU do b60 32% 300 Norwich Jt Wor 49% !50 do 32% 150 do n* 49% 1.50 do 32% 500 do s30 49% 100 Morris 20% 50 do 49% 50 Heading 59% 50 Long Island b30 29% !50 do 59% 300 do 29% 50 do blO 59% 50 do 29% 25 F.rie RK 58% 50 do sCO 29% 50 Stouingtou 47% 100 Harlem s60 51% Sf>coiid Board. 50 slis Long Island RR 29% 50 shs Reading RR b30 59% 150 do 29% '50 do b30 59% 50 do 29% 100 Norwich It Wor 49% 50 do 29 50 Farmers' Loan b60 32% 50 do 29 25 Mech's Bkg Ass'n 95 00 Canton Scrip b30 1% CITY TRADE REPORT. New York, Sati.'bdat Afternoon, Mat 1. Flour on the spot was <lull. and small sales made at a lecline.compared with prices current In thn fore part of ;he week. Troy sold at $7 31%, whilo Michigan could hare been purchased at $7 25, and Genesee at $7 37%, .unugn some hiniui io?s 01 m? I'turr koiu m uu. 10 irrivo Bales were again made at full prices, and the narkct closed with a good Inquiry for future delivery, licnesee, deliverable in May^oldat $0 SO.; arrive n June, at $6 35; in July, $6.!>a$6, and 600 do. extra, in June, at $6 60. Arrivals of Southern have increased, xnd the market was heavy, without Baled of moment having been reported. A sale of Ohio mixed red wheat in tile city waB made at $1 40. Sales of Northern yellow rorn wore mndo at OSaOtic. in the city; and to arrive In June at 75c. Meal was steady [at $4 66.V, while some holders demanded $4 03 >f. Kye in the city sold at 01. Barley to arrive was worth 70. There was no change in oats. Provisions continued very quiet, and without <alos of moment. Oroceries wero steady, though transactions were light. This being "moving day'change was thinly attended, which,combined with the approach of the period assigned for the re-opening of the canal, and the arrival of another steamer .'caused this to bo Hie dullest business day of the week. Aiiiks?Small sales of pots were reported at $5 13)t, while pearls stood at the old notch or $6 60. The receipts since the opening of the river have amounted to about 500 barrels. BaKADsTi'rrs?Flour?Small sales of Oencseo wero reported at $7 60. though before the clone of change it was offered at $7 37>a. and .Michigan at $7 35, in store; 100 bbls. good Ohio sold at $7 60, and about 300 Troy at f>7 3H4; 1000 barrels of Oenesce sold to arrive in May. at $8 50; 3000 do, sold, to arrive in June, at $8 36, and 1000 do. In July at $8 00; 1000 do. sold to arrive in the same month at $(> OOr 500 do. extra do., sold, to arrive in June at $8 0, and 1000 do. Michigan, sold, to arrive at *6 37 Corn?We report sales of 3000 northern yellow in store at 96c.; 3000 do. sold at 98c., and 3000 to arrive next, week, on terms we did not learn; 10,000do mixed sold, to arrive In June at 76c. IKAeal ?Sales of 10.000 bushels of Ohio red mixed sold at $1 40. Corn Mr til?The article was lirm at $1 68!tf. Ryr.?We report sales of 4500 bunhels in the city, at 91c. Uarlry, to arrive, wns worth 70c. Oati continued firm. The last sales of North River were made at 60a 63c. continued to sell at 31 conts. i orrr.r. ? we nave oiuy 10 repon. ion nags ruu. nuguily damaged. whirh sold by auction nt 6Hn7c. caah. Fnu?Dry bod were steady at $3 90. The cargo of No. 2 Halifax mackerel afloat, was offered at $7 12!$. The regular market price, however, was assumed to bo about $7 26. Sealed herrings were worth $1. Themarket was b?rc of both sorts. Kafir.-~4aft00 boxes Bunch raisins sold at $1 90al 94.. The market was very steady. Hr.MP.?No transactions were reported. Lean.?Wo report solos of 3000 pigs at $4 37>$. Moi.snirs. ? Further sales of Cardenas were made at 21e. and of extra quality Muscovado at 33c; fair do, were worth about 30c. and 100 casks of I'orto Rico sold at >3o. Natal Stocks. ?We report sales of 160 bbls spirits turpentine at 42c, cash. On time the article was held at 13a 14c. 'f he stock of raw in first hands had become much reduced, and was held at $3a3 2ft. It was reported that 20,000 bbls of Rosin had changed hands on private terms There was no change In tar. Oils ?The market was firm fi r linseed, and 1600 gallons city pressed sold at 70c. cash, and 7*c. 4 months. English was firmer. A parcel on board ship was held at 00 cents; while another parcel in store could have keen bought nt 76 cents. 2,ft00 gallons, Including natural spring and bleached sperm, sold at 107c. for tlie former and at 112c. for tne latter Psoruioss?The market continued very qniet. Sales of pork were almost confined entirely to tne retail trade. We heard only of fwo lots of old, including 40 bbls. of prime, which was reported sold nt $12 87)$. and 60 do ntef* at $16. Now mess we quote at $10 26, and now prime at $13 76 a $14. Fresh dpiry butter, on arrival, sells nt 20 a 22 cents, and Orange county at 2ft a 26c. Kick?The market was quiet, and no sales of consequence reported. Suoar?Few jobbers were in market to-day, probably being In many eases too uiurh engaged In ' moving.'' or iu forwarding purchases already made. Nevertheless, prices remained steady Wo quote New Orleans fine at 74? a 7'$c. and choice at 8 cents; fair do was worth 7 n 7So Wo quote I'orto Rico at 8'? a He; t.'ubn. a 7J?. and St Croix at 73$ a 8)$: box brown, 6)$ a 7.1$e. Tallow?The stock continued light: the last sales were made at 8J$ a 9o. Tobacco.?W e submit the following table. which ex hlhits the receipts, sales and stork in this market for tb proaoo week, ending this afternoon ; for which wa ?r 4