Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 8, 1847, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 8, 1847 Page 2
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iiml were commented upon in a manner highly flattering HI IBB BlllipMI ' " Appearance of Use Bowery. TUo Bowery >u illuminnted in grand style. The shops and small publlr houses near ( hatham oijuare, lit up nobly, thud giving a good character to the Bowery nt the foniincncuiueai As the numbers increased, so did the brilliancy of the display. The North American hotel was the gem Of its neigh, borhood: its scores of windows on Bayard street, all lit up. had a really striking effect. The Bowery Theatre had a large transparency representing Generals Scott and Taylor, each mounted upon Uls charger; the hero of Vera Crus dressed in full uniform, and ho of Buena V ista in his frock coat and broad rimmed bearer. The Theatre iiotel was illuminated, and had a trausparouey representing n boat's crew of sailors and marines pulling for the t astle of San J uun d'Ulua The public houses on either side of the theatre were brilliantly lighted up. and made alt together a more than usual beautiful appearance Between Walker and Hester streets, the buildings were rery generally lighted up. and illumined he whole vicinity In the street, at the crossing of the Bowery and Hester street, was a small brass cannon, (say (i-pounder) which was most industriously loaded and tired by a company of young patriotic individuals, much to the danger of the nerves of numerous ladles, who would at the moment, willingly have seen said young liatriots at the other end of the cannon. Vurther on nu j - ?f liehtu The merou.4 unupw uivpinjcu ? s""1* **-? ? ? Westchester House, and iu fuc t the whole block in which It is situated, was radiant with a thousand little sparkling lights. The building occupied by Columbiau Hall and Columbian Hotel, was magnificently lighted up. as was also Military Hall, the Bowery Tavern, the Oregon Houseand numerous other public houses in the Bowery. At Vauxhuli Garden, was displayed a transparency with this inscription, " Thk Aaiticts Army is Mexico No DISTISCTIOW WHEKt ALL ARK BHAVK." We 111 US t not forget to notice the appearance of the 17th ward Station House, at the coruer of iid street und the Bowery?it reflected great credit upon the persons who arranged the lights, See But the public buildings in the Bowery were not thu only ones that were thus brilliantly illuminated. We have mentioned them, because wo oould designate them by their names. There were many blocks, and many more parts of blocks, that showed their colors in gailaut style. The private buildings, also, in mauy of the cross streets presented a fine appearance. We noticed the dwelling house No. Id First street, and the stately mansion opposite. the fail' inmates of which seemed to strive with each other for the palm. While their fair country women strive thus to celebrate their victories, will not our gallant volunteers press on to their accomplishment. The sidewalks in the Bowery, as well as in Broadway, were literally crowded with passengers. The crowd kept increasing as it approached Chatham street, where the sidewalks were found to be entirely too narrow to afford a passage to the thousands isud thousands of persons who were crowding towards the Park. The carriage way was at last resorted to, and this also soon became excessively crowded. The immense concourse of per. sons pressing through various thoroughfares to the Bowery, and thence down Chatham street to the Park, soon had the effect to completely fill not ODly the i Turk itself, but the squares aud open streets in the neighborhood; and thu crowd still pressing down from above, affairs began to assume an alurm'ng aspect. The crowd below became alarmed, and turned to make their way back. This mcveuicnt of course had the effect to choke Chatham street completely, aud at about 0 o'clock, not only Chatham street, but C halliam square, ulso, was completely filled with one dense, though moving, mass of humauity. All tlio side streets were now sought with the utmost eagerness; and the bye streets, on either lido of the grand thoroughTares. were soon all alive. We have heard of no accidents from the great jams ' 'ills occasioned, aud thu vronder is that there were no sad mishaps to mar thu grand celebration. THE BOWERY THEATRE. In addition to the display made on the outside of the Bowery Thuatre, the managers introduced upon the stage a national piece, entitled the " Battle of Buetia Vista, ' in which General Taylor, Santa Anna, and other celebrated characters, both Americau und Mexican. were introduced. * Scene* In other Thoroughfare*. TAMMANY IIALL. Tammany Hall looked moat majestic. as usual, and the " presiding divinity" of the " Old Wigwam" would seem to have entered heartily into the cheering scene. There were no less than 795 lights in its 101 windows. The fireworks here were magnificent beyond description, and the words - Army and Navy" were displayed in the works. There were, also, no less than 51 red lights on the balcony. Old Tammany never looked moro magnificent than on last evening. On this occasion, also, the national flag was displayed. lovejoy's hotet.. I.ovejoy's Hotel was universally admired?dazzling with no less tl an 1.500 lights in its 91 windows. Two splendid transparences. representing the storming of Monterey and Vera Cruz, set off the entire with excellent effect. WESTERN HOTEL,. The Western Hotel had over 600 lights. The national 1 flag was also displayed here. NORTHERN HOTEL. The Northern Hotel was, also, beautifully illuminated, and looked a very prominent object of admiration from , the Jersey side of the river. The national flag proudly j waved here, also, from the top of the building. UNITED STATES HOTEL. The fireworks opposite the U. 8. Hotel were univer- j sally admired. Crowds flocked forward to see them NATIONAL HOTEL. The National Hotel, wliirh was, also, splendidly lllu minated. had some magnificently executed transparen cies. illustrative of the various battles since the com-- j men cement of tlic Mexican war. Appearance of the Hhlpplug In Port. The day was a busy and exciting one among the offl ccio tuo t?iiuuo TCBBcui ijiu^ at uur wuarveH. r-.il- j sign*. pendant*. and signals. numerous splendid one*, and *ome that for year* had not seen the light of day were gallantly and gracefully streaming from the mint head*, from sunrise to sunset The patriotic spirit I which had *bown itself in *o many forma, waa not confined to the people In the interior of the city. The sailor* ; with their characteristic enthualaam. added mueh to , the occasion. Nearly every vessel, including all the fo- | reignera In port, were richly decorated. We do not re- I member ever baring aeen. upon any occasion, auch a dia- j play of flags of every nation. The appearance of the city and shipping, from the bay and Brooklyn, was really magnificent Many who witnessed it pronounced it unparalleled. Accident a. Caar.LKit 8hootin?i.?Officer Boyle of the 4th ward arrested yesterday afternoon a boy by the name of Hobt. Kdgill, upon a charge of shooting an'elderly man. and his wife, by the name of Nathaniel Derickson, with a pistol, in Dover street. It appears that Mr Derickson and his wife were passing up^Dover street, and when within about ten pacea of Edgill the young rascal discharged a pistol, evidently loaded with duck shot, two of which took effect, one in the right arm of Mr. Derickson. near the elbow, and the other in the left arm of his wife, near the shoulder, entering the flesh so deep that the doctor waa unable to extract the shot of either. Both the wounds bled profusely. The careless rascal, it seems, was shooting at a mark, and was not aware that the shot would scatter so far Justice Drinker locked him up tnr triaJ. and \1r Dapiobann an/I ?ift. ??? /. *? thctr residence, No. *3 Market street. The Conclusion. We hare now concluded an accurate description of the celebration and illumination In this city in honor of the successes of the American arms in Mexico, and of the most brilliant victories that mark the history of ; modern nor Aire. These rietorles. brilliant as they are. and j creditable as they are to onr character as Americans, j hare not, however, been achieved without a lamentable 1 loss of life on our side. Many of our most prominent men and fellow oitisena have fallen by the shot of the | enemy and never again will return to make glad the heart* of their wives, their children, their neighbors, and j tin ir friends. They have discharged their highest and most sacred i duty. They answered to their country's call in the | time of need They marched to repel the foe that invade! their country's territory They followed the I snemy into his own ronntry, end in endeavoring to I aoeelarate a pence forfeited their lives May they rest ' In peace May the Republic, of which they were worthy ' citizens, naver forget the obligation. It is under to them , May their memories he ever cherished?and. above nil i things.may the country for whose honor and in defence 1 whose rights they fell, protect and cherish their and little ones It Is a poor recompense, but it Is that we can make. I.et not the last note of the p i bell which will he this day tolled for them be 1 last mark of respect paid to their memories [|j . v NEW TOftK HERALD. R?W York, Haturday, M?jr H, 1MT. THE TWO DAYS IN NEW YORK. The Grand Crlfbrnlion and Illamfnation. THE CEREMONIES THIS DAY. We give on the outside of this day's JVeto York Herald, un account of the grand celebration in this city, yesterday, of the American victories in Mexico. We also give two engravings, representing the ' City Hull and the New Vork ilernld Establishment. The engravings are excellent representulinna anil vi' 111 I'nnvnK lit nnr IVInnrlu . I ? tance a good idea of the appearunce of the two buildings while brilliantly illuminated. The following is the order of the ceremonies for this day: Ohio.h oh Aibahgemknt*. I. Kroin Hunrida until sunset thu flag* on all the public building* will be displayed half-inant; and the keepers of all public buildings, and the shipping In the harbor, arc requested to display their flags in the same manner throughout the day. ii. The bells will bo tolled from twelve o'clock, noon, uutil one o'clock, r. m. Who will not take a deep, a sad interest in these ceremonies! There are none to whom we owe a greater debt of gratitude than to those gallant men who offered up their lives.in defence of their country. This day will be one of mourning, not only in this city, hut throughout the whole country. The Hags that were yesterday thrown to the bree/.e will to-day be displayed at half mast. The Weekly Herald. The Weekly Herald will be ready at nine o'clock this morning. It will contain all the news of the week, and be illustrated with a view of the "Last Load," or "Moving Day in New York." In uddition, it will also contain the full particulars, with the two illustrations, of the celebration and illumination in this city yesterday. Single copies, in wrappers, sixpence each. Another Urest Victory In Mexico. We received last evening, in the inidst of the celebration of our victories in Mexico, the particulars of another, achieved at Cerro < lordo by Generals Seott and Twiggs over Santa Anna. Some of the particulars will he found under the telegraphic head. Others will reach us sometime this morning. We may then issue an Extra Hkrald. Mews from Europe ? Important Commercial Intelligence. By the arrival of the steam ship Caledonia, at Boston, front Liverpool, we have fourteen days later intelligence irora nil parts ot Europe, me accounts are exceedingly important, highly interesting, und of the most favorable character in every point of view. The advance in breadstuff's is precisely what we anticipated, and what we predicted upon the receipt of the news by the Sarah Sands. It whs our impression, when a decline in breadstuffs was reported, thut the demand from the continent would take away supplies from Great Britain, and the result would, of course, be an advance in prices in Liverpool. The advices by the Culedonia confirm this impression, and we look for a steady improvement both in the demand and in quotations. We have no idea that Indian corn will reach such a high point as has been touched, but present prices are remunerative, and no one can complain but those who have unfortunately purchased at rates above those now current. The advance in cotton is an extraordinary circumstance in the face of the advance in grain, but it could not be sustained. It will be seen by the reports of the markets, that quotations at the latest dates were an eighth of a penny lower than at the close of the week previous. With this decline an advance of three eighths had been realized from the 1th to the 19th of April. There has been such a complete revolution in the financial und commercial position of the United States and Great Britain within the last five years, that it is impossible to draw our inferences from the state of affairs in the two countries. We are not so much influenced by iiny crisis or panic in the money markets of Europe as in former times ; we occupy a more independent position; we are large sellers instead of large buyers ; we are creditors instead of debtors. The embarrassments of the Bank of England have comparatively very little effect upon our movements, and we are accumulating wealth in a hundred different ways, by the difficulties with which the nations of Europe are surrounded. We hold the two grand elements of life?food and inimc in?nun in; iim>l icril .11111 C1UIIIC me people of all parts of the world. f>o long as we preserve the balance of trade in our favor, we can control these two great staples, which is a verv desirable and profitable position to reach. The immense amount of specie which every steum packet brings to our shores, passes into circulation. Very little of it will ever return.? Our currency is rapidly improving by this influx of precious metals, and we have not begun to realize the benefits this importation of specie will produce in every section of the country, as it has hardly yet passed into the channels of trade to an extent sufficient to give life and activity to all the departments. We can hardly realize the rapid progress this country is making in commercial prosperity. We are so used to extravagant movements, that it is only by comparisons with the old nations of Europe that we can arrive at any definite idea of our growth. The 1'nited States will be the cause of the downfall of Ureal llritain. That country lias reached its culminating point in the commercial world. Its decline will be more rapid than its rise. The child is horn that will live to see the United States the greatest and richest country ih the world. The Ji dicial Elections.?The period fixed by the new Constitution, for the election of Judges, is fast approaching, and we fear will have arrived before the masses will have properly reflected over the high and important trust which they will be called upon to discharge. Knr thp fir?f tirriV* in hmiArw ?... the people will select from among themselves men of talent, honor, learning, and we trust, of irreproachable character, to administer the laws; to sit in the temple of justice, and vindicate right and punish wrong. This is an experiment of momentous nature, and can be tried by no other people than Americans, with any prospect of sneer In their hands we feel sure that it will succeed, lor they are an intelligent, lawloving, law-abiding, and self-governing people. We have no doubt that it will work well; hut to ensure such a result, and have it beyond all |>eradventure, great care, caution, and prudence must he exercised in the commencement. Party spirit must not be permitted to exercise its unfiallowcd influence in the selection ol candidates. The ermine must not be dragged through the filthy gutters of party politics. T,ocofocoism or whigism ought to have nothing to do with the judiciary. Let our citizens of all parties first ponder well upon the consequence that will follow the election of bad or incompetent men. and then look around and select uch as they know possess the requisite qualifications. Alter their minds shall have been mudc up, let nothing induce thein to swerve to the tight or to the left. We perceive that the M'lngs and |)cinocrai-< will have a convention at .Syracuse, on the 10th inM., to ink' the necessary steps abont electing I'tdges o| the t'ourl of Appculs. ABWTWNAL IJtTHMeENCe FROM EUROPE, RECEIVEO BY THE STAMSHIP CAMBRIA AT THE H E W Y 0 R K HERALD OFFICE. Tho Chamber of Poor* adopted, on the 10th of April, by 107 to 7, the projeot of n law relative to the establishment of a line of steam packets between Havre and New York. It la, therefore, now certain that we are to have a French line of ocean steamers. The total emigration from Cork, thua far. during the present season, has been, to North American coloniea. -.2.377; to United States, 1,016?grand total, 3.308. It is auid that the Dank of France has already made arrangements for the repuyment to Messrs. Baring Be Co. of the loau of ?800.000, due at the end of the present mouth, by credits upon St. Petersburg, and it is anticipated in some quarters that some of the gold then may find its wuy back to Fngland through that operation. This steamer, on the 14th of April, while on her way from Liverpool to Drogheda. took tire as she wus passing Holyhead, and was entirely consumed. Tho number of passengers on board couhniot be ascertained, but it wus known to be large? some accounts placing it as high as iitO. Forty-five of them, and twenty-four of tho crew, were saved by a fishing smack which happened to be near. Among those who perished was tho captain. Mr. Gale, an aeronaut new to this country, but known in Amcricu and on tho Continent, ascended in a balloon, from I'cckham. on YVedncskuy. The machine hud several new appliances connected with it. Mr. Gale, when at an Immense height, lowered- a second car. which descended about twenty-tlve feet, and he made hia way into it by means of a rope ladder. Loss ok the New Yoaa Packet sine Rochester ? The Rochester, Trucuian, from Liverpool to New Yor ', on the morning of the 18th instant struck on the north end of Blackwatur Dank, between Dublin and Wexford. I within twelve miles of the latter place. She immediately | filled, and it is feared she will become a total wreck. The greater part of the passengers were brought into Wexford by the Arklow, and tha remainder were being saved by other boats. A gentleman writing from Wexford, on the 14th, says:?' I am sorry to Inform you thift there is just now landing the crew and passengers, about 3(H), of the ship Rochester, Captain Trueman, which vessel. I understand, sailed from your port, and wus bound to New York. The vessel struck yesterday morning, and I am told, but that she was strong built, would have gone to pieces lust night, in which caee all hands must have perished. The emigrants wero principally mechanics and lower clnsscs, and their apearauco at landing was most wretched." AlllVUt VI IHD V( 19* OIII|l UaiUCIIUtTII III VUI?t Ireland, with Provision* Her Reception. [Fron^the Cork Constitution, April 1ft.J The conjecture in the "Memorandum" at foot of our Core Note on Tuesday was correct. The "large American ship" was "the frigate"?the frigate freighted with food for our people; and blessings be on the heads and hearts of those who sent, and those who brought It. It is the noblest offering that nation ever made to nation. It is the spontaneous outpouring of a generous charity, and the manner is as gratifying as the muniflcenco of the gift. When first alluding to the intention of sending it we observed that, though grateful for the consideration of our Americau friends, we regarded it with some shame. And why? Because it was a reproach to the insensibility which sealed our sympathies at home. That one act nut to the blush the peddling which seemed to be the highest achievement of our politico-economical government. There were a celerity and a liberality about it which were at once an example and a rebuke. Here is a magnificent vessel despatched, crammed to the decks with corn and meal and Hour, her mission of mercy accomplished, and her anchor dropped within our harbor, in less time than it would take to gut an intelligible answer from the Board of Works, to comprehend the provisions of one of our bewildering Acts of rarlluwcnt. or to take the initiatory steps towards carrying them into execution. Shame?shame?shame! There is some talk of u complimentary acknowledgment to Mr. Forbes and his officers. All we can say is, that no compliment can be too high for them?no demonstration of public gratitude can exceed the sense of the public obligation?not for tbo gift: that Is good, and for it we are thankful; but for the feeling, the kindliness iu which it originated?a feeling und a kindliness which pervaded the whole population, und which was responded to with suoh liberal alacrity by the ' Executive. Individually and nationally they are entitled to the most sensible expression of admiration and esteem. What will be thought of this magnificent offering when we state that the very laborers who loaded the vessel labored witoout pay.' They prayed permission to carry the cargo board?the prayer was granted, and about 260 of them gave their time and toil uutil the work was doDC. They were Irishmen, poor irishmen, who had not. in the country of their adoption, forgotten the country of their birth, and it was affecting to see numbers of others trooping down with the sack or half sack of flour or the bag of potatoes, entreating the crew or the cuptain to let them be put on hoard. Had not Captain Forbes restrained'the liberality of his countrymen] und of ours, not one, but four vessels would have been filled. For the sake of despatch, however, he was obliged to refuse everything that did not come through the Relief Committors ; but if, after his cargo was complete, three other vessels had been ready for their reception, individual benevolence would nave loaded them with free-will freights. This is gratifying Intelligence, and great is tho gratification witli which we write it. The following Is a memorandum with whicli we have been favored from the vessel :? The Jamestown, United States ship of war, sailed from the Navy Yard, Boston, on Sunday morning, the 28th March, at 9 o'clock, and anchored at the outer Harbor of Cork, on Monday, the 12th April, at P. M. after a somewhat boisterous passage of lft days and 2}? hours, allowing for the difference in the longitude. Crossing the Bauks she was several times in the vicinity of ice, during a dense fog, as indicated by the thermometer.but saw nothing. The ship, though laden :i)i feet deeper than in a man-of-war. performed admirably, and is as easy as can be.and steers like a pilot boat; ull well on board; the ship will go alongside of her Majesty's dockvArri. to (liHchnrffB h?r cxirfrn Thi? JA.inpRt.nwti m riHimwl after the first town where a colony wan planted from tlie old world. Gentlemen Volunteers on board.?R. B. Forbes, Commander; Captain F. W. Macoudry. Chief Mate; Captain J. D. Farwell, Second Mate. She anchored, as stated, at the Light House, on Monday evening. Unfortunately the Geyser anil the Avenger. which had been despatched with provisions, and which the Admiral impatiently expected in order to tow her in, did not return, and she bad to wait until the Snbrina was on her way to Bristol on Tuesday. Captain Parker. with the promptitude which has always distinguished that able and excellent officer, as soon as he saw her. put it to the passengers whether they would prefer proceeding, or consent to the delay that would be occasioned by turning bnck and taking the Jamestown into Cove. With unanimous euthusiasiu they voted for the latter, and Captain Parker took her in tow, and laid her alongside liaulbowlino, amid the cheers of thousauds who lined the hills and quay of Cove, and where she soon after commenced discharging At parting, she was saluted by the cheers of the crew anil passengers of the Habrlna, which were answered heartily and lustily from the Jamestown and from the quays, and the Hahrfna proceeded on her passage. Almost immediately, Mr. Fortu was waited on by a deputation.who presented him with an address, which he promptly and handsomely acknowledged. The deputation requested him to name a day on which he anil his officers would honor them with their company to dinner, and Mr Forbes fixed a-day, when, at ti o'clock, they are to have the pleasure of entertaining him and nis gallant officers, who so generously volunteered their services to Ireland. The deputation consisted of the following persons, who had been named at n meeting held that morning :?The Hon. Robert Hare, Jr.; Rev. Mr. Nash. Rov. Mr. Gaily, Rev. Mr. O'Rcgan, R. C. C. ; T. Freneh, J. P.; Robert Holmes. J. P. ; Mr. ?Joorgtt Scott, Edward, Miilett. J. P. ; Maurlee Power, J. P.; Dr. Scott. Mr. Philip Scott, anil Mr. W. Drew These gentlemen were severally introduced by Mr. N. Cummins, of the firm of Messrs N. and J Cummins of this city, who had started for ( ove on the previous evening with despatches for Mr. Forbes, and. boarding the Jamestown otf the harbor, accompanied him to Haulbowllne. The Admiral (Sir Hugh Pigot) has been most active. He has neglected nothing thai could tend to expedition or accommodation Mr. Forbes he iuvited to. and would have been happy to receive at, the Admiralty while the vessel remains, hut thaj, geutleninn hail previously promised himself to Mr. Scott We conclude with the following list of the articles which,the Jamestown brings, the distribution of whicb, as will be seen by our extracts elsewhere, is confided to W. Itatbbone, Lsq., of Liverpool. From fAe Boston Committee.?400 bbls pork; 100 tes hams; 06ft bbls corn meal; JOS'- bags Indian meal; 149t> bags Northern corn; 1375 bbls bread; 5ft3 bbls beans; HI bbls peas. From Sundry Towns. Individuals, and Societies.?533 bbls corn; IB do corn meal; 11 do oatmeal; H4 do potatoes: 1 bag do; 547 bags corn; I bbl flour; 'J3 do rye; 11 packages do; I bbl auii 1 box oats; 3 bags wheat; 1 ticree dried apples; 3 tierces aud I bag beans; 8 boxes fish; i01 bags meal; 1 naif bbl do; -J8 bbls and boxes clothing. From the Charles/own Committer?A) bbls flour; I hf ao; inu ddis rice; ftu uo corn meal; 'J do bread; 00 do beans; I linlf <lo do; 4 bbls bean.*: 1 Iioxcm clothing, MOO empty bane (we presume for discharging the corn.) [Krom Wilmer'a Times. April 'iO.j The United States ship-of-war .Jamestown, under the command of Captain Korbes, laden with breadstutfs and proTlsions for the relief of the distressed Irish, left Boston on the 2Sth ult . and. after a splendid voyage of I ft days, arrived at Cork on the I'ith inst, on her mission of mercy The relief thus nobly sent may be regarded as one of the proudestevents in American history; itspenl.s trumpet-tongued. for the national benevolence, and is probably the noblest charity on record Ateight o'clock Doctor Parks, surgeon of the vessel, landed at Cove, bearing despatches for the lord lieutenant and Mr. Labouchere, which he delivered at the consulate, with directions to have thein forwarded as speedily as possible On the intimation of the vessel's arrival being untitled to llear-Admlral Sir It Plgott, he despatched an officer to ascertain If any immediate assistance was required; and at half-past one o'clock on Monday Iler Majesty's steamer Avenger went out to tow her in. Her arrival called forth the liveliest sensations of joy and gratitude, and thousands Honked to see the noble ship. A meeting of the Cork District Itnilway Committee was held on the 1.1th. when a requl-ition was promptly prepared, calling on the Mayor to summon a meeting of the cltisens. to devise the be t means of welcoming and seknowiedgliig the gift. "The Bells of Shandon " and of the cathedral were joyfully 'rung, an I the Cove was splendidly illuminated on tho evening of th? 14th A deputation of the gentry of Cork hen led by Dr Millett I I'., visited the ship on the 13th. and presented aptain Korbes with an address, to which he replied in suitable and touching terms. After some conversation the deputation withdrew. having previously Invited Captain I-or be* and officers to a public dinner on the Iftth instant, at l ove, which the gallant gentleman kindly accepted. The din mt wm m very splendid affair, tad attsndsd by the moat influential classes la and around Cova. Captaiu Forbes wa? the hero of the day, and acquitted himself In an admirable manner. On the lttth a public meeting wan held at the Couuty Court house, Cork, for the purpose of returning thanks to Captain Forbeaand hia patriotic crew for the sympathy thay bad shown toward* the eufferiug and starting population of Ireland. The Great St*epl?-Cbaa? of France. [From Oalignanl's Messenger. April 11] The great annual Hteeple-rhuae of Kranee came olT yesterday at the Croix de Berny. In the early part of the morning the weather promised to he pretty fine, and the consequents *ai that a east multitude of the Parisians weflded their way on foot, on horseback, and in carriages, to the scene or the day's sport. A great many foreigners, especially Knglish. were present; and the country people of the Tillages for miles around went in great numbers. The gathering altogether could not have been less than 30,000 persons, and they comprised all ranks, from the very highest to tho very lowest. The number of carriages was enormous, and they were of all kiuds, from the dashing four-in-hand down to the peasant's humble cart. Such was the anxiety to witness the sport that many of the aristocratic vehicles took up their stutious near the ground marked out for the chase at an early hour on Saturday morning. The whole length of 1 tie around was lined on both sides liv carriaires chiefly occupied by elegantly attired ladies, and by pedestrians packed clos- ly together. The stands, of which there were several, of prloes to suit every purse, were full to overflowing. Ou the whole, the assemblage of yesterday was the largest ever seen at any sporting event in France; and it is specially worthy of remark, as showing the great enthusiasm of the people for the sport, that though disappointed i n their expectations of, tine weather, rain having commenced falling heavily on the opening of the day's business, and continued with ever-increasing violence until the close, not a score of individuals, and scarcely a single carriage, quitted the course. The heroic fortitude with which they bore the pelting of the pitiless rain was still more remarkable, from the fact that the ground being naturally very uiarBhy, one might almost ray a swamp, they had to stand almost ankle deep in wot. Their good humor, too, was unbounded.the slightest incideut being seized upon to turn into laughter? und, sooth to say. such Incidents were not wanting, for many an unfortunate wight, anxious to show off his skill In leaping over some one of the many brooks, went souse into the water, or measured his length in the mud. The ground selected this year was somewhat different from thut chosen for the last steeple chase. Instead of running entirely on a flat, the horses on this occasiou had to ascend a hill, on heavy ploughed land; they then descended It, and went to some distance beyond the road from I'arls to Orleans, and after describing a circle came back pretty nearly ou the same line, passing the starting place, to arrive at the winning staud. The entire length traversed was about four miles. The obstacles to be encountered were not fewer than thirty-two In number, consisting of ditchus, hurdles, walls, hedges, a river, and a brook. Some of them were rather serious, though not such as one is accustomed to seo in an English steeple chase. In height none exceeded four feet, or in width ten feet. Ills Royal Highness the Duke de Nemours was present. Count d'Hedouville and Baron Locontoulx ably superintended the proceedings. The weighing commenced shortly after 2 o'clock, and a few minutes after it was concluded the grand steeple chase began. It was a Handicap for I2,600f, added to a Sweepstakes of 500f.; forfeit 250f.; but only 125f. if declared to the Secretary of the Jockey Club before tbe 12th of .March. The second horse to receive 1.230f from the entry, aud the third to save his stake. Distance about four miles. A weight of alb. to be.allowed to gentlemen riders. Forty-two subs.

Lord Strathmore's b. h. St. Lcger, I2st. 41b. (Mason) 1 .M. Cremieux's b. h. Young Lottery, 10 St. 31b. (,\lacdonogb) 2 Mr. Lambden's Discount, list. Sib. (Oliver) 3 Lord Strathmore's Switcher, 12st. 51b. (owner).. . . 4 Mr. Stanley's b. m. Matchless, lOst. 61b. (Wynne.) Mr. Roll's Peter Simple. lOst. 131b. (owner.) Baron N. de Rothschild's Hack, Ost. 121b. (Smith.) Mr. Livingston's Commodore. 9st. 121b. (Sheridan.) Major Rushbrook's Ouzely, lOst. 71b. (Butler.) M. Aumont's Waggs Ells, Ost. 41b. (Debby.) Odds at starting?<i and 7 to 4 against Switcher. Lord Strathmore's two against the Held. The start was good, all going together. At the brook. Matchless got over first. On going up tho ploughed field. I'eter Simple took the lead, and kept it rouud the turning and down to the river. The others kept close to him. and all made the leaps, which were five or six in number, and two of them presenting some difficulty, remarkably well. Near the wall Discount got first, and kept the lead until turning beyond the turnpike to come home, Gazely and St Lcger following close upon him. St. Lcger aud I'eter Simple then got it> front. Discount, however, keeping close to them. On nearing the last obstacles coming home, Peter Simple dropped nff. Anil in a four ustnnndsi nflor Diuomint. ilrmtriPfl nff too Young Lottery then came up, and went over the last wall at the same time as St. Leger. They then pushed hard, but the latter contrived to get in first by about half a neck. It was a beautiful affair altogether. Experienced judges declared it the finest ever seen in France, and many said that it was not always equalled in England. Considering the number of obstacles, there were remarkably few incidents?not one fall, and only three horses auu their riders went into the river. The winner gained about 30,000f, Including the forfeits of the horses entered hut not runniug. Loud applause greeted him on his arrival at the goal. The above was followed by a second Steeple Chase, by gentlemen riders, for 2.500f. added to 300f. U. ft. If five horses start, the second to receive his entry; if valued at 5000f., the winner to carry 150 lbs.; if at 3,250f., 113 lbs.; If at 'i.500f. 136 lbs. Distance about four miles. M. Montel's M. Victres, 137 lbs. (Mr. Hleardo) 1 Mr. Elmore's Mameluke. 137 lbs. (Holt) "J Mr. Lawley's The Roarer, 143 lbs.(Lord Strathmore). 3 M. Dialer's Mary June, 137 lbs. (Count de Perregaux). M. Montel's Deodora, 137 lbs. (M. do Montccot). Mary .lane got over the first obstacle iu good style, and went ahead, keeping the advantage up the ploughed land. At the turning. Deodora got first, and kept the advantage until arriving at the hedge, which she refused. She had taken the previous leaps very well Mameluke thi n went forward, and it now became evident that the contest would remain between Mameluko and Victres. With the exception of the Roarer, there was apparently not the slightest chance that either of tho others could even think of attaining tho victory, so completely did they uppear to be knocked up. Mameluke and Victres then had all to themselves down tho plain and up again, and at lust the hitter won by about a length. Their clearing of the different obstacles presented nothing worthy of remark. The incidents in this stecpie-chusc were more numerous than in the other. Lord Strathmore was thrown, and M. do Perregaux fell three or four times; neither, however, sustained any injury. Deodora went slap into tho river, and gave her rider a famous ducking. So ended the great French steeple-chase of the present year. The arrangements were admirable throughout, aud the vast crowd made the scene exceedingly interesting. The <niy thing to be complained of was the weather, and that was most abominable. Affairs In Portugal. [From the London Times. April 19.] The information from Lisbon which we published at an early hour on Saturday morning, does not induce us to mndisy tho opinion wo expressed in our leading article of the same date, as to the extent of the intervention of the British forces. We have still undiminished reason to believe that Sir Hamilton Seymour and Admiral Parker havo consented that the murines should be lauded ftom the British ships of war now in the Tugus, upon a representation of Count Tojnl that the personal security of the Queen was in danger, and that the ministry oould not answer for tho tranquillity of the capital; but mat tne inierveniion 01 incse troops win DC strictly confined to tha protection of Her Majesty's person and of British subjects and property in Lisbon. Kor we apprehend that the amount of the disposable British force at Lisbon is not more thnn sufficient to effect these objects, and would probably bo inadequate to give the law to the victorious Junta, or to quell the tumult of a whole city on the verge of Insurrection. Nor do wc believe that the Britisli government has ever contemplated or consented to any interference beyond that which Is required for the attainment of the objects we have specified.? And although we trust that these objects may be attained. and that our influence and mediation uiny even now be sufficient to promote an adjustment of this deplorable contest, we have no doubt that our neutrality has been more useful to the Queen and to our own interests in Portugal, than any active co-oporation with the designs of the court. Meanwhile, the Court itself seenis at last to have discovered its deplorable, and almost hopeless condition. The provinces of Algarve and the Alemtejo are completely in the hands of the insurgents; and when the Conde do Mcllo has effected his junction with Ha da Bandeira, their forces will amount to 0.000 men, who will advance Lt once to tile Tagus. and may eveu cross it without much difficulty, and march to Lisbon "The state of the capital is frightful. The price of provisions litis risen to an excessive height, and wheat, has been sold for 14?s a quarter. Every species of food is scarce, and a large part of the population is reduced to beggary. The currency is depreciated 48 per cent, and the treasury is exhausted. The middle classes are irritated by exactions of every kind, by the military drill to which tbey have been subjected, and by the duties imposed on them for the defence of thu city. The Queen is ssid to have become the object of great populur animosity, and is looked upon as the cause of thcio evils. The prison of Limoeira. and tho t astle of St. George are full of political prisoners; but they are so ill guarded tliat they have numerous connexions in the city, and are ready to take the lead of an insurrection at tlie first signal from the army beyond the Tagus. In short, everything indicates the probability of a disturbance in Lisbon itself, which may reduce the Queen to take refuge on board a British man-of-war. We sincerely hope, that in this supreme hour, the Court mny be induced to offer such terms as the Constitutional party car accept, and that our influence, which has hsppily been compromised by no breach of neutrality, may still be enabled to negotiate peace. Prussia. The Journal dr% Drhatt gives the following account of the effect produced by the speech or tne King o: rrussi., on the auditory :? ' The strange impression which the Roval speech produred on the auditory wan depicted on the countenance* of ail. The assembly was I hrown into great agitation. A considerable number of Deputies hud determined on immediately quitting Berlin and returning home, hut the counsels of prudence and moderation prevailed, and the excitement by degree* subsided '1 he correspondeutof the Cologne fiatrltr properly observe* that the King's speech had placed from the onset the deliberation of the Diet on aground widely different from that which the member*, in their preparatory meeting*, Intended to assume." Tfir Corn Trade of Europe. | From the Mark-lane Express, April 19.] Tho weather has undergone a decided improvement; indeed, the last few day* have been a* favorable for the country a* could be desired. The accounts which reach us from the agricultural districts respecting the aula nil sown wheal duscrilie the plant as healthy and vigorous In appearance, though backward for the time of y.-ar ; no harm, having, it seems, been done by the severity of the winter. There Is consequently nothing, as for as our future prospects are concerned, to encourage speculation ; and an advance in prices, uader these circumstances^ can only he caused by the supplies falling short of the legitimate consumptive demand Unimportant as the stocks of wheat now are at all the leading markets In the kingdom, quotations arc likely to be influenced la a greater degree (ban usual by the extent of the weekly arrivals. Merchants and millers h ire generally little reserve to fall bark upon, and should the supplies at any time fall short of the quantity required for Immediate use, a riae would b? almost euro to follow. During the weak now about to terminate the deliveries from our own growere hare been rery email, nor bare the cuppllee from abroad been by any means large; the trade has, therefore, assumed a decidedly firm tone, and prices hare rather tended upwards at none of the principal provincial markets. That an actual udrance has not taken place has, we believe, been owing to the rather large quantity of American flour in warehouse at some of the leading maritime ports. At the existing rater (S7s. to 3H?. per barrel) for good brands of Western ('anal. United States Hour is relatively cheaper than Kuglieh ; and, as the millers cannot afford to sell at lower rates than those now current whilst wheat maintains its present value, they have been obliged to act ou the reserve. There has. nevertheless (as already remarked.) been a degree of flrruucsg about the trade indicative of a rise in prises, which nothing but an luIn nor milnlon. counteract. At Liverpool, on Tuesday, there was a good attendance of distant buyers, and wheat brought fully the rates of that day week, whilst ilour was in rather active request at 37s to 38s per bbl.; indeed, many holders declined accepting the higher of these prices. Indian corn was likewise enquired for, partly to hold over and partly for shipment to Ireland. White brought M)s and yellow f>U? per 480 lbs, pricea not previously obtuluablu. Later in the week the demand for flour and ludiau corn was scarcely so active; but wheat was still in good request on Friday, at full terms. From Yorkshire we have also accounts of u revival in the demand for wheat; whilst, at the same time, the supplies appear rather to have fallen off than inoreused At I lull the quantity exhibited on Tuesday was very trifling, and more money being asked by farmers, business was checked. At Leeds, on the same day. an advance of Is per quarter was pretty generally paid, but the millers refused to take more than absolutely necessary for their immediate wants. The reports Ironi Wakefield are of a similar eharacter; indeed, wheat rose it per quarter in that market on Kriday. At Uristol, Birmingham, (lloucoster, and other markets in that part of the country. wheat, has risen uboul Is per quarter; the advance having, however, been unwillingly paid, the transactions huTu been on a restricted scale at tbe places named. The supplies brought forward at the shipping ports on the east coast have not been more liberal thuu at the large consuming markets; and though no actual rise has hitherto occurred in Lhe farmers' markets, the teuduuey has certainly inclined that way. By our advices from Scotland wu leuru that the deliveries not only of wheat, but of all kinds of graiu from the growers, had been small, which, with the somewhat firmer tone of the accounts from the south, hud imparted great firmness to the trade. At Glasgow holders had, ul so, wo are informed, raised their pretensions, though the quantity of corn and flour in warehouse at that port was stilt considerable. The Irish reports are, as usual, of a contradictory and conflicting character, bat in one point most of the letters from thence agree, vis: that the distress in the south and west of the island has been but slightly mitigated by the recent arrivals of Indian corn, tkc., at Cork and Limerick. At these ports, however, the stocks of food seem to be very large; but it was the prevailing opinion that the demand from the interior would soon take olf the greater part, and prices hud already in some measure recovered from the extreme depression of the preceding week. i,Tho arrivals of wheat coastwise into London have amounted to 3.08d quarters up to this (Saturday) evening. The quantity brought forward at Mark-lane during lhe week by land-carriage samples from the neighboring counties of Essex, Kent and(Suffolk. has been trifling in the extreme. On Wednesday there was scarcely auy thing on sale, except a few runs of white left over from the previous market day. In the first instance very little inclination was shown to purchase, but just before the close a clearance was made at fully previous rates, the purchases being, it was said, for shipment to Franco. Subsequently the Inquiry became rather more active, finrl nn iTclHuv nn diflii'iiUtf wn nynMrionAad in nlnpintf the little on offur at terms quite equal to those current in the beginning of the week. Tho quantity of foreign wheat held at thin port hat been reduced into ho very narrow a compass as to render holders quite easy ; and t he advance in the rate of interest made by the bank on Thursday is not likely, therefore, to be much felt at Mark-lane at present. Neither on Wednesday nor Friday was the slightest anxiety manifested to press business ; indeed, sellers yery generally insisted on a small advance on former rates, and the trifling nature of the operations may bo attributed more to tho high pretentions of holders tlmn lothe absence of demand. The transactions in lown-uianufucturcd flour have been of quite a retail character, tho attention of buyers haying been directed to American; the latter being comparatively cheaper at litis a ,18s per barrel than former at tiOs. to 60s per sack. On Friday there were, however, few sellers of good Western Canal disposed to accept Ids : and if wheat maintains its present position.United States flour must, we think, advance in value. The receipts of English barley have been oniv moderate ; but with what was previously on hutid and a fresh Hupply of 7.644 quarters from abroad, there has boon no scarcity of this grain. Tho recent inatoral decline in its value has. however, had the effect of bringing forward a few buyers, and besides what has been taken for local consumption, several cargoes have been purchased to ship round to Wales, where the article is represented to bo exceedingly scarce. Should tho inquiry from that quarter continue, we might perhaps have u rise in prices; but most of our maltsters having left off buying, wc are not sanguine as to any material advanco. As yet no portion of Monday's reduction has been recovered, purchasers having hitherto fouud it easy to supply themselves at the rates then current. The malt trade has likewise become rather more active. and the brewers have in partial instances consented to pay a trifle over Monday's quotations for choice qualities. The arrivals of oats from our own coast have amounted to 984 quarters, from Scotland to -778 quarters, from Ireland to til.3 quarters, and from abroad to 9.046 quarters, giving a total of only 10,930 quarters for the week. 'The decrease in the foreign supply, and the belief that the quantity now on passage from the near continental ports is unimportant, hare induced the dealers to purchase more extensively. On Wednesday a large amount of business was transacted, aud for realty good corn 6d to Is. per quarter over previous rates was obtained ; later in the week the advance was more freely given, and comparatively few floating cargoes remained unsold. The dealers having now got tho bulk of tile stock in their own bands, are very likely to raise their pretensions; and unless lurger supplies reach us than are reckoned upon, a moderate rise may probably occur. The receipts of beans have been trilling since Monday, and the few parcels brought forward have beeu taken ofl at tho terms then current. Teas have met with little attention-, and their value has remained nominally unaltered. Indian corn has, in consequence of the reports from Ireland, (where the article appears in some degree tc have rallied from the late depression), been held is. tc 3s. per quarter higher, and several bargains have been closed at the advance. Several sailing vessels have arrived from New York during the week, but the most recent dates thence arc only a few davs later than those received per the steamboat last week. During the interval the flour market t, ik it ri.ina I m,il /lull lull II,,. nn III., ur.nt kShy email, and no supplten haying come forward from the* Interior, holder* of. Western Canal hud declined felling below $7 per barrel. Indian corn had been freely offer* d and some large transaction* had taken place in the article. Yellow had brought 9iic. to ilSc. per bushel, lieinr about 36a. 3d. per 480 lb. in English money, free or board, including bag*. Freight* had rather given way and still from 7s. to 8s. per barrel for flour was ther asked. From the Southern parts of Europe the reports bavi In some degree ceased to be of interest; for whilst price) are much too high iu that quarter to admit of purchase) being made there on British account with a chance of ? protl table result, neither, on the other hand, is there i margin to induce shipments to be made froui hence. II is. nevertheless, necessary just to notice what is taking place at the principal Mediterranean ports. From Genoa wo learn, under date of the 30th March that very important sales had been made there at high terms, equal to 70s. to 73s. per quarter having been paid for Polish Odessa, and from 60s. up to 68s. per quartei for secondary descriptions. Indian corn, for delivery in May and June, had brought about 31s. 6d. per quarter free on board. At Marseilles on the 1st of April, there was but little passing In wheat, and the lower descriptions of Polish Odessa had been offered at 47f. equal to 68s. per quarter free on board, without having met with much attention At inost of the French markets in the interior, as wel as at llavr? and other ports, prices of wheat and tloui had. according to the most recent accounts, again ral lied. At Havre, on the 6th ln.it.. there was a numeroui attendance of buyers from the interior; and. besides n large business in wheat, several thousand barrels of tloui were taken at prices equal, in English money, to 38s. t< 39s. per barrel. The advices from the Baltic are of a less animatn character; indeed, the tendency of prices appears t< have been downwards at all the leading ports. At Haul sic, on the 3d of April, very good wheat might have beer bought at 6*?. per quarter, aud other sorts at proportion ate terms. At Koningsberg scarcely a transaction appears tohavi taken place during the week eniliug the 3d of April the navigation would, it was thought, re-open in a da) or two, and Impart more activity to business. Th< highest quotation was then 70s per qusrtcr, whilst low to fair parcels were held at 35e. to 63s. per quarter, nc Miprllitff In nliulit V From Stettin we learn that good Pomeranian and Silo elan wheat had not been too-led with below 06a poi quarter ; hut at this price buyers hail become vt r\ cautious, hardly a bargain having been closed dnriuj; tho week. At Ilanibnrgh. on Tuesday, 6011). red wheat was sale able at equal to Oils, per quarter; and Saalo barley, ol 481b weight, at 4.1s. per quarter Of the latter, several parcels had been bought lor shipment up the river. London Conn Mas kit. April 19.?American flour in decidedly Improved request on the 4th, good hrandf being only saleable at 37s to 3Rs per bbl On the I2tli wheat advanced 2s to rts per quarter. A further advano of Is to 2s per quarter in wheat on the 11th. ludian corn In demand, but supplies almost exhausted; and ol American flour diminution of stocks so considerable that best brands were full Is per bbl above prices of the 12th To-day. the market is much agitated, and nearly all that was on sole eagerly bought tip on French and Bel glan account, at a rise of (is per quarter over the price ol the 12 th Livr.nrooL Corn Master, April 20.?On 6th. (lour in rather active request at 37s to 38s per bbl. Indian corn white, brought .60s, and yellow 62s per 480 lbs On 13th. a lively demand for wheat, and sales Very extensive; an advance of 4d to (id per 70 lbs upon rates of 6th inst generally established. American flour also in good request; Western brands realizing an Improvement of 6d and lower qualities Is per bbl over the terms last noted, llarb-y held at our Increased quotations. Beam receded lsperqr. Indian corn continuing f > meet o tolerably free sale for Ireland, adranei I Is per I dibs; and Indian meal steadily maintaining the currency of that day s'ennlglit. On 16th. a good steady bus o . done iu wheat at an adyance of 3s to trporbu: B d- Istolafldpei bbl; and Indian corn Is to 3s per qr dearer than 13th The market Is ateady, and prices tend upward The chief buyers at our market are dealers for home consumption. As a great deal of tho present demand for wheat and flour comes from many of the Inland counties it la but natural to anppoaa that the farmers' stocks arc much reduced. and do not amount any thing I ilea what they have been represented; price now pniil for W C flour In 30a to 404; Philadelphia 37* (id to 38* tid; Bsltimore 37a (id to 3?e tid; Ohio 37it to 39s; Canadian 37a to Wa; yellow Indian corn worth 51s to 34a. and white 31a to 33. Yesterday. April 19th. Iudiuu nival quoted at J6s to M?. M toHK.?The arrival* of Indian corn continue to keep pace with the consumption. whloh haa much inoreaaed, and for tho past week a large trade ha* been pausing in this article at price* varying but little from those of last livmand for Indian meal very large, and price* rulu much the same as before .which.' however, have been irregular, owing to a considerable quantity of inferior and damaged beiug on the market 'I'he Latest Financial Advice*. I.omjo.n Musky Makket, l-'riday evening. April 16.? Tlio t onsol market opened this morning with n very lirm appearance, the quotation* being 87 to *4 for money, and 8? '4 to J? for tbeacoouut. from which they advanced to 8i?? for money. Toward* the afternoon, however, apprehensions begun to prevail that the Uaxrlte UCcounts of the Bauk of hngland, about to appear for the week ending the 10th of April, would rcud very unfavorably, and this, coupled with a further udvuuce in the corn market, cuusud a sudden drop to h6,J'( to for money, and 8 i,su to % for the account, these being tho closing quotation*. Blink Stock left off 103 to 103; Three per Cents Keduced, 864, to new Tliree-and-a (Quarter per Cents., 87J? to 88; l.ong Annuities. 87^ to9; India Bonds^ 3s dis. to par; uud Kxchequcr bills, -J* dis to Is prem Money to-day was in increased demand. H and -if j per cent was paid for some first rate bills ) | merlean drawers) having not more tlian a month to run. Tliu account in the foreign stock market has been nrranged without the least difficulty, uud prices, consideriug the fluctuation* in tho Kn|;liHh house, have been proi?7 nesauj inaiimni?u ?i?i ? "^'nmun ??cludod?Brazilian. small, u( 8JJ?; Chilian, at 91)^; Mexican, at?0.}?; Hinl for the account, at 20%; Portuguese Four per Cents. ut 34?^: Spanish Five per Cent*, at - j,la; the Three per Cent*, at &)){; Belgian Four ami u Half per Cents, at 9B; Dutch Two anil a Half per Cents, at 89,t?; and the Four per Cents, Certificates, at 00 There was a fair amouut of business transacted to day lu the foreign exchanges, several parcels of bills upon Paris drawn from the United States having been negotiated. The exchanges wero again rather higher, aud many bills remained over uusold. The <|uchtion regarding the parties most likely to receive the appointment in this country of finauelal agents of the Russian government, which, since the discreditable failure of Messrs. ilaruian. has been a topic of some interest, is at length definitely settled by a selection having been made in favor of tlie Bank of England.? The terms of tbe agency have not transpired, but it is assumed it will bo merely that of bankers, since the j?ertormauco of any other functions by the Bunk would uot only be inconsistent with its constitution, but would excite unmeasured opposition. Indeed, it is not certain that the arraugemeut, even in ita natural aud legitimate effect of increasing the means ut the command of that establishment for employment in the monay market.will, after the recent enlightenment of the public upon its capacity for prudent management, be regarded with unmixed lavor. "That the Bank of Englaud, however, should thus have Boon selected can scarcely excite surprise, when we glance at the number of mercantile defalcations of the last 10 or IS years of that peculiar character in which the peculiar character in which the parties, after occupying positions of eminence, and being held up as models or integrity, have been discovered, deliberately to have maintained their stute upon the funds of their creditors and connections, and who. upon beiug reported as defaulters, when longer concealment was impossible, have rarely been destined to hear any other expression of fueling than that of something approaching to coutmisseration. When a higher general tone shall prevail, and the same unreserved view shall bo taken of tbe dignified as of tbe bumble offender, these lapses will less frequently take place, and under any circumstances will not operate prejudicially to the general body; but meanwhile it is perfectly nulurnt lliat foreign governments should exercise caution, and the public will not be sorry to leain that th.i possibility of further similar occurrences is. at least in one instance, removed. The uccounts received by the iiibernia this morning wero on the whole regarded as favorable, aud to this in some measure may be attributed the rise which, during the enrly part of the day, took place in consols. Upon ft careful review, however, of the advices from the various sections of the Union, it is difficult to trace anything that cun be considered to modify in the slightest degree "the relative commercial position of the two countries. The rate of exchange is quoted more favorably, and if this bud been the result of an extraordinary demand for our manufactures, or of an evidently lessened supply < t draughts_against produce shipped to this side, it would nave airorilea legitimate ground :or the belief that un improvement hail taken place. Up to within a day or two of the .sailing of the packet, however, it appears that the exchange had remained as low as 103, and the sudden jump to 1041a' and 105 is report. ed to have arisen only from sellers taking advantage of the Ihct of many leading houses having neglected to make their necessary purchases until the last day, after large quantities of bills had been taken upon | speculation at the low rates. Under these circumstances a good market was made for ull paper of a fair description, when, if the natural relation of trade had been the only influence iuoperation, a further severe depression would, in all probability, have taken place? ( a state of things the result of which Is clearly Indicated by numerous orders U> ship gold contained in private advices. ' There are many purchasers of produce here,' it is observed by one party writing day or two before the sailing of the packet, ' who cauuot execute orders for want of means or uhilllltyto sell exchange, and some very heavy credits, ? 10,000 to ?20,000 each, have been brought over by Irish and other agents from first rate Knglish banks and bankers, and been negotiated at 3 to 3j? per cent." Aud be adds, " 1 never before knew so much exchange (not of regular drawers) pressed on the market.'' At the same time the continuation of the fact that henceforth the amount of bread-stuffs which it will be in the power of the United States to supply will be almost unlimited, is more strongly announced than ever, coupled with a statement that the demand for France has become active, which must tend to produce a rate of exchauge against that country which it is ill-prepared to meet, aud thus to increase the uneasiness felt here during the last three or four months regarding her monetary prospects. That these supplies to Europe will not speedily terminate is also rendered certain by calculations as to the tall which might take place in the price of produce and rato of freight, and still leave a large profit to stimulate exportation, and that this circumstance is foreseen by Aiuuricau farmers and capitalists is shown by the fact that not only is a large increase of sowing aud planting intended during the present spring, > but I hat establishments for kiln drying, tbo want of which lins hitherto retarded the exportation of Indian i corn, are now completed and in operation to a largo extent. At Cincinnati it is calculated that from onethird to one-half of last season's crop, both of wheat , and Indian corn.stili remains in the bunds of producers, , yet here, no less than at other places, the prospects of , extended rultivation are remarkable, in Philadelphia, owing to the recent opening of the Pennsylvania canals, the receipts of produce have been beyond any existing melius ui removing mem; wuue in several large corngrowing Status, such as Tennessee, no hope is entertained of carrying away more than a limited portion of the surplus. ' except in tho shape of pork." Our prospects of continued importations have, therefore, it will bo seen, in no way diminished: and the only questions . consequently, are. how far w ill the gold already sent out pay for what we have received up to the present time' and what are the probabilities of the demand for our manufactures keeping the balance even for the future? On the lirst of these points it is to bu mentioned, that the amount of specie registered as imported into the United .States at the three principal ports?namely, New York, Boston, and New Orleans?between January 1st and tho sailing'of the steamer, was not much below J.OoO 000/ sterling, to which must be added very lurgw sums taken out by passengers of all descriptions (emigrants as well as others), of which no record is made; t but that these have not brought the exchange near to a , polut at which no more would be required is denoted by the last quotation, even taking it at its sudden improvement. * [ A further quantity, it is true, is at present on its passage, I but still not to such an extent as to wurrant a belief in . its producing a decided alteration in existing tendencies. With regard to the second point, the probability of the demand for our goods keeping steady pace for the future with our consumption of American produce, there certainly seems no strong ground for confidence. The sub| treasury still continues in operation, and although its effects are probably overrated by the bunking and commercial interest, under the lnffuence of political bins, I there can be no question that, it acts powerfully to deter many parties from engagements into which they would otherwise enter. The total amount of specie locked up ] under this law In the hands of the Uuitcd States' ,' Treasurer, on the 1st of last month, did not greatly r exceed ? 1,000.000 sterling, mit it is seen that tills , amount may bu considerably increased if the government should succeed incompleting their $'J3.0U0.U0 loan. I This, however, is not a consideration so important as t Ilia obvious circumstance that it is against all reason to believe that a demand for our goods, many of which t may he regarded as luxuries, can grow up as suddenly und as imperatively as that which, under the exigencies of famine, lias been raised on this side for provisions.? , It must lie remembered that tho profits nuw realised have to be extended over a far larger surface of couutry than J was populated at the time of any previous drain, and to suppose that the farmer of Indiana, of Illinois, or of Ohio, will not carry these profits home, but will siinulI ( n tinmifilis with hia tip.Mtnnnniui aalna uiwo iirrliirn nnnrnanh. . j r. ?r. . ' I ing an equal extent for article* from the European niarket. i* greatly to over-estimate the rapidity eveti of American expenditure. Under these circumstances the utinoat that can tr expected junt at preaent la what may be called a decidedly "good" trade, uud of thia front all we can learn, the advice* by the preaent packet furnish sign* lit the courae of the day hi the city the ordera lor the manufacturing diatrlct* were spoken of in lome f quarters a* "enormoua," "tremendous," and *o forth, but letter.* from the beat informed partiea at New York apeak of the prohablo demand in term* which by no m?a i* sustain the accuracy of theae reports. .April 10.?Mnco our la*t publication, Consols liava ' continueil to fall gradually, and are now quoted nearly ' tw > per ct nt low. r than at the railing of the Cambria Ou the Bill inatant, the Bank of Knglaud raised tint Minimum rate of interest for bill* discounted to 6 per rent; it was vcrv well known, however. both before and since, that no bill* had been discounted below that rate for some time past Dreading the continued draw for gold to the United States, the Bank ha* also restrained business by refuslngto discount for any tlnn beyond a certain limited amount, and by their objecting to bills of very first -rate quality The rate for flrst-rnte bills, i due in \prll. may be reckoned at jjf per cent; the Bank, i it Is understood, will now discount no olher, und for i longer dated bills K to 7 per cent is asked and paid, biuoa the arrival of the llllierniii there ha* been rather a better feeling in the market, but as yet prices liavu not experienced any beneficial change. To-day. notwithstanding the advance in the Corn market, the market was better. Consols opened at 811!* to '4 for money and account Money stock wa* found to I In. extremely scarce, aud hence it was worth as much tor 1 present transfer a* for time Consols are now 87 for money, and 87 to 'd for time; Reduced Threes 8(1 to I Tlirue-aiid-a-t}uartcr per Cents 87j? to )i\ exchequer I Bills, 3 discount to 3 premium; Console Scilp 3X to % discount. 1 The foreign market partook very much of the tone of the British funds. Little business was doing up to the beginning of last week, when tliero was an active business done in Spanish and Portuguese stock, owing to fho 1 political news from those countries being supposed to 4