Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 18, 1847, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 18, 1847 Page 2
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r-r own befbre th? and at ApriL Feast Rig*. we lsnrn that lo* <*** brut* up oa the 90th ult. and that ahlpa vonl 1 b* able to enter within a week of that date Both iln and Sax the market *M Arm. and in the latter a considerable amount of business had been done. The account* received from Germany are more and more di?tressiug In the first Instance. credit tw given to the Prueeian government for superior statistical Information respecting the probable deficiency of food; but it now seems that the estimates made were fully as defective a* with ourselves. Many districts are represented as oa the verge of actual starvation, and apprehensions are strong In the letters received this moruing that the exportation of grain and every other article of subsistence will be prohibited from the Prussian Polish provinces. The accounts altogether, together with the still backward stale of the weather, have produced a ?ood deal of excitement In Mark-lane market, and a urther advance has taken place in prloes compared with last Monday. Statb or tmk French Coaw Mareet.?From llsvro ttas letters received speak of higher prioes. the advance being about If the barrel; throughout Normandy prices are rising. In the north there Is a slight advance; at Bordeaux matters are calm; and at Marseille# and Lyons* prices remain stationary On Friday. In the Paris market, both flour and wheat were much In descend, and price* are again rising The advance I* from If. to lr. e9c the hecto.?Oahgnani, about blay 1. The Harvest in Eovvt.?We learn from Cairo that the harveet In Egypt bids fair to bo most productive thtsy.-o' If the crops should not be injured by contrary winds, it is calculated that at the period of tho high waters, (about July) Kgypt will be able to export a.OU.i 000 ardeb* (3..V.HJ tfdO hectoliters) of different descriptions of grain. Financial Intelligence. [From the London Advertiser, April 99 ] The adjourord debate on the state of our monetary affairs, will be resumed to-morrow uigbt, when, we trust, the subject will undergo a searching discussion. A more Important question, or one more urgent in its claims on the attention of Parliament, was never brought before any Legislature. Whatever else may admit of a diversity of opinion, there can be no doubt on one point, namely, that the present state of things cannot last much longer without entailing entire ruin on the oommerce and credit of the country. A mouth more of the stute of affairs which has been witnessed sinoe Saturday last. In tho metropolis and the provinces. would Inevitably bring the muchinery of our With regard to thu conduct of th? Back of England, we axpr??sed our opinion Thoro con bono doubt that that grout establishment has boon blainouble in not proparing gradually for the present pressure. Instead of going on for several months, in dlsoouutlng bills with ita wonted liberality. and keeping up the circulation of its notoa, though It must have aeon It was adopting the oonrae which, of all others was moat calculated to precipitate the monetary crisis which h:is now overtaken us. and which menaces the trading and manufacturing interests with entire and immediate ruin We are aware of the dafence which has been made of thu conduct of the Bank iu regard to the continued liberality of ita discount* until about three weeks ago, when it suddenly ceased to alford Its accustomed accommodation We are told that the establishment in Threadueadle street was anxious, above all things, to see abundant supplies of food imported from abroad, and that it did not diminish its discounts, solely lest that oircumstauce shvuld prevent the transmission of orders for food to the various corn-exporting countries of the world. There are two or three facts which do not exactly aocord with this representation. First of nil. the Bank could not have been ignorant that, with so urgeut a necessity for additional supplies of food as existed in this country, with au abundant harvest in various countries abroad, it was not likely that a gradual diminution of the liberality with which it dlsoounted bills, could have sensibly interfered with the amount of imports from ' foreign shores But what is still more at variance with j the theory that the Bank contiuued its discounts on its ' wonted scale of liberality, and kept up its note circulation ' at its usual amounts, solely for the purpose of holdingout inducements to the importers of corn from America to ] continue their importations. Is the fact, so notorious iu the city as not to be denied?that the very paper which was first proscribed by the bank, anil which has since been most frequently rejected, is the paper of the very merchants who have been the most extensive importers of corn from the other side of the Atlantio. This, we repeat. is a fact which there is no gainsaying, and which is at irreconcilable variance with the statement that the hank has had no other motive in delaying the adoption of a more stringent course sooner, than its anxiety to see an abundant supply of food brought into the country. The secret of the bank's conduct is, wo have no doubt, to be found in some vague notion or hope that the exchanges would, before now. have become so favorable to this country as to take away all Inducement to export bullion from our shores. Calculations had been confidently made, that in exchange for the corn which we imported, the Americans would have taken our manufactures; and that, consequently, very littlo bullion would be drawn from the coffers of the bank. Immense orders, there can be no question, will, ere long, be received from the United States for British manufactures which will have the effect of bringing back to our shores the gold which has gone out to New York; but the evil is. that this favorable state of matters cannot tnfle nine... in time to prevent the xerious injury to our trade ami commerce But while we regard tlio bank a* highly blnmeable for not having anted with greater prudence, it is impossible not to nee that the principal blame attaches to the government. The large demands which Ministers lntely made on tho bank, just at the moment of tho greatest pressure upon it, must not only have greatly aggravated that pressure, but been mainly iu- | strumuntal in compelling the batik to resort to those < excessively stringent measures which, within tliu lust few days have Mb d the minds of all mercantile men with a degree of alarm, which has well nigh led to a complete cessation of conim> reial transactions.? But we have no wish to dwelt on the past.? Tlie great question now is, what can and ought j to be done wllh the view of mitigating, if we i cannot entirely remove, the pressure which Is stiU ; eo sever^y fell In the money market 1 We referred the j other d.?y to the fact of a deputation being lu town from ; tho Kcotch bankers, to urge on government the propriety of suspending for a short period, tho operation ot tnat part of Peel's bill of 1811, which requires that their . paper Issues should be based on the amount of the precious metals In their vaults Another most influential deputation, from Lancashire. It, we are told, about to j wait on the Premier and the Chancellor of the F.x chequer, for the purpose of making a similar request.? The Liverpool and Manchester journals concur in stating. that this deputation, consisting of a number of men, not only of superior Intelligence, but of the very highest Integrity, will make such a representation of the deplorable state of affairs in the manufacturing districts, as oan hardly fait to make an Impression on the noble Lord and ihe right Hon Baronet The deputation, we are further assured, will submit to the Premier and the Chancellor of the exchequer a variety of facts, which will prove, with the clearness of demonstration, that If government do not. interpose, by temporarily suspending the ojlerution of Peel's bill, the trade and commerce of the country may. in a few weeks, be inevitably and ex- j tenxively injured and the reveune. as a matter ol course. Suffer to an extent which must tell with a fearful effect, on the public lecurlties. Wo earnestly hope that such a catastrophe may be averted, and the existing pressure i on the money market relieved, by the prompt adoption. | l on the part of the government, of the suggestions alrea- j | dy made by the Scotch bankers, and which are In a day | or two to be so emphatically enforced by the Lancashire j < deputation I ( [From the London Standard. May 1. P. M.] 1 The decrease of the bulllou during the week was not I 1 expected to be large, and the return, it will tie seen, cor- ' responds with that expectation. Not that there Is any ' reason to indulge immediate hope that the balanoe of \ J trade is more in our favor, hut simply because there were | few of the vessels usually intrusted with specie sailed for . the United States. The other heads of the return pretty clearly mark the progress of the pressure on the Bank, by the course they j must pursue under the existing law The private deposits, It will be seen, had been withdrawn to the extent 1 nearly of ?900.000, and to protect themselves against 1 this operation the directors had disposed of public and I private securities to the amount of upwards of one-anda-half millions. two-thirds of this amount being bills of I exchange In excess of new discounts The decrease In the circulation, it will however be seen, did not amount to half a million, including the seven day and other bills ! It will be obvious from this that the oscillations in the ' amount of Bunk notes are a very imperfect mengure of idc meet proauecu on creuil. lor. 011 a Tory moderate estimate. the circulation ol bills of exchange whs extinguished (luring the week to ten times the amount. The incidental discussion In the House of Commons last night, on the hanking and currency measure of 1844. has been read with great interest this morning Not because there wn? any new fact or principle elicited. but because it has brought out the opinion* of the men that for the time being at least, are likely to Influence the legislature. It is a question indeed upon which there is considerable difference f opinion out of doors, although the inclination of the majority of the banking intei eat is certainly in favor of some relaxation in the principle of the banking hills as respect* the issues The main question at present, however, is how far would any such change meet our difficulties The foreign balance against the country cannot b? paid with bank notes, and the only way hy which it can be met is either by the metals, the universally recognised representatives of value, or by commodities in exc ss of the usual Interchange with the countries to which we are indebted. It is obvious, therefore, that an extra issue of paper will not facilitate the di*rliarge of the debt, except in as tsr as it can he shown to impede the export 0f commodities to preserve the gold No very clear ' statement has yet been made of the manner in which , the ltussian government either bss or lias yet to invest the money which forms the only basis of their own pa- , per circulation, linlnea the Kmperor has more liberality than is usually combined with pecuniary transactions, none of It can he Invested iu Dritlsli stocks. for , they are relatively higher in price than any ^n Europe. , It is desirable that there should be no mystification In , this matter, but that the naked facts should be explain- ( cd to the public. , Lownow Mower Msaxrr, May 3?The share market \ exhibited an appear*noe> of considerable firmness at the 1 commencement of business this morning, but prlos 1 ?avn way immediately upon a fall of nearly one per o? ut | having occurred In Consols The market subsequently 1 was darid?ij|y heavy, a further rise 111 theprlco of corn | and an Increase in tb? vidua ()f m >uoy were the causes < of the depression in the block Exchange. 1 li 0 clock? l he advices received today from the contl- 1 n*nt in rest?eet to ib? weather, are of rather ou unfavoro- 1 plu character and it appear* that the exportation of poto- J toes, as wed as diitiUatlon therefrom, is prohibited iu 1 In*? of ((ermany?a farther proof of the scar- ? city of food In that quarter being greater than was antl- ( clpatc'l in Mark larva u, Jay there I* a serious rise in I " Up 40 *!' b*rl?y u l? as, and oats, ?, ic. about is p-r quarter. lUur Is 7s to 8s per sack 2 dearer, English wheat has been !>?t per quarter * The stale of affairs in the iintoiifaoiiirnig districts is undoubtedly such as to induce considerable distress among the operatives, even though the policy 0f short time is best adapted to accomplish relief eventually .both for themselves Mild the mill owners The fund* bava undergone a considerable reaction this morning, consequent principally upon a further risa lo the corn in*met and the exceeding ti/htnvoa ol money Consols for the account opened this morning i at 88H 10 88)^, but a great many sellers appearing I hey poedity rt ceded to to b7)f. being a foil ol close upon 1 per cent, bank stock has been dune at IPO, 180, I and 1W; ? per cents rcdueed BOfi to ?> oonsol* for mour.l'KXMX; 88# #17*; exchequer bills, 7 3 dls Ths Foreign Stock Market U steady The Shar? Market opened Terjr flrmlr toll morning', but gave way with the fall lu consols London and I Brighton, 62* and SIS'; Eastern Counties. 19#. 19*., 19#; South Eastern and Dover. 87 to 86#; London and | South Westerns keep their price at 62 to 64; North Stafforde, which at the opening of the market were done I aa high aa 2# nrem, have since gone back to 1% 2. Two o'clock ?The atock market look* very uuaettled ' Juit now. although it haa been expected that the hank i would be rather more liberal in ita accommodation if | the cotton speculation be continued, however, a tight. ' hand mav be held still upon the dtacount market; and j with corn dearer, and the anxiety about to-morrow, the [ 4th of the month, we cannot wonder at the variation in ' atock, within an hour or two, amounting to 1 per cent. Consols are now 87 for money, and 87# for account Exchequer hills hare been 3a to 10* dlaoount. Bank stock is quoted 188# to 190. East India stock has been marked 944. The new 3# per cents are 88 to 89#. Console scrip is at 8s discount. There are no later accounts oaloulated to Influence the value ot foreign stocks, and prices have been heavy. Spanlah active bonds have been quoted 94 to 24#. aiid the 3 per o.nte 39 Portuguese 4 per oenta have been narbarl 11V Intll/. Kivn.lo aw^ .4 U*J . flu..4a stock is worth 1S>X to J?X; Dutch 4 per cents'ars at 88. Shares arc flatter Latest?Three o'clock.?Consols for the account left off at 87 to87,V Bank or K.vuland. An aocount. pursuant to the act 7th and 8th Victoria, chap, 32, for the week ending on Saturday, the 34th day of April, 1847:? Isscx Department. Nooes waned ?22,549,140 Gov't debt ?11,011,100 Other securities... 2.901.900 Gold coin 8t bullion 7,120,006 Bilvsr bulliou 1,429.134 ?22,149.140 ?22,149,140 Banking Department. Proprietors'aspl.. .?14,553,000 Gov't securities Reat 3,400,7(9 iinoluding dead Public deposit* ... . 2,634,118 weight Aunuity).?11,117,319 Other deposits... . 9.121,409 Other securities... 16,079,627 deveuduy and other Note* 2,718.991 bill* 866 .973 Quid and ailver coin 664,710 ?30.180.691 ?30,100,691 The preoedlng returns praaent a mora favorable aspect than ttioee of last week ; for though there la a further decrease of bullion to the extent of ?U5.M1, yet there is an Increase in the reserve of notes, amounting to ?296,869, arisiug trout the return of those issued on payment of the dividends. The decrease of pecurltie* is again very large, aud between public and private tbe amount Is thos divided,? Latl week. Thie week. Deereaee. Public securities ?11,677,8 9 ?11,117319 ? 6.50.100 Private do. or bills of ex'ge. 17,111,001 16.079 627 1,031.317 So large a decrease of securities has been attended with a considerable reduction In the prlvade deposits they having sunk during tbe week by no leas a sum than ?879,390 During the present week there has been a small import of gold from Franco, and, in tbe absence of any important export, ws may expect, in tbe return of next week, to And a slight lnorease of bullion. Miscellaneous Markets. Liverpool Markets for April.?Tbe Improved position of tbe markets at tbe commencement of the mouth was of very short duration; and for some time the threatening aspect of monetary affairs produced almost a suspension of operations. The price of cotton, however, continued to advance; and on the arrival of the Hibernla with rumors of a falling off iu the crop, a good deal of business was di ne in this article, at an advance in price of about per pound During last week, however, there has been little or no business doing except for immediate consumption. The production doee not now keep all the mills at work more than half time, and the consequent distress amongst the operatives is very considerable. The probable demand for British manufactures In the United States Is satisfactory, but the gruat variety of goods that will be In demand, rather than any large quautity of new kinds, prevents tbe effect upon the markets being considerable. In spite of the depression in commercial affairs, there nave been but few cases of insolvency during the past month. Liverpool Cotton Market.?For Week ondlng April 23.?The cotton market is no longer guided by its ordinary rules aad regulations. Supply and demand, the usual poiuts for consideration, have in some measure lost their bearing of us. For tbe moment we are become a money market: discounts of cottoa paper, upon which la a greater or less degree reliance has been usually placed, rarely however to a less proportionate exteut than at the present lime, have been much contracted. Not only is tbe rate of discount enhanced, but the difficulty of effecting the object upon any terms very materially increased. Under such an embarrassing state of things, It is impossible that the dealings in the raw material. as well as the manufactured, can be otherwise than greatly depressed. Accordingly, although the grouuds for advauce in price, which we reported upon last week, remain firm and uutaui hed, the market lias lost ull the advance obtaiuad under the influence of the steamer's accounts. We have, therefore, to report our quotations at d per lb lower than the scale printed on Friday last - ...r, ...... V. .... ..... .? ....... U1...U.U1 .'UWI ? mil.. Ill mr middle qualities of American ; but all kinds. if nut reduced to a like extent, are decidedly lower. In the meautiniu the eplnner* arc gradually adopting the only ruaaonable course left open tu them. On all hands they are reducing their coniuinptiou. contracting the supply of tbo manufactured article, and allowing the raw material to lie in the warehouse." uf the Importer. A mure determined proceeding of this kind would, no Uoubi. have been mure generally adopted long ago, had it not been fur the consideration so justly uue to their work people Under such an adverse state of things Id this country,It is quite evident that nothing could support cot- | ton at its present price but the knowledge of the fact that ih esupply for this year, at any rate, will be Tery small jB:>0 American and 2000 Egyptian have been taken on speculation and 600 American and 200 Surat for export. The aitles of the week amount to 23.630 bags.? George Holt 4" Co. Another Retort.?The Improved demand noticed in the last circular became suddenly checked by the increased difficulty In monetary negotiations, and the demaud tkte waak has been almost entirely confined to the wauta of the trade. All descriptions are freely offered; American at a decline of Jfd to Xd, and Braid. Egyptian. and Surat. at )?d to Xd per pound from the last quotations; the market, however, has closed with more nrunesa. Speculators hare taken 9.800 American, and 2000 Egyptian, and exporter* 600 American and 200 Surat. 'the sales of the week are 23,030 bale*. ? United Broken Fun iV :ex Fl-tott* Aran. 3.1.? Cotton is 11 rather lower aguln this week, say X'd to Xd per pound on all sorts of American descriptions, and other kinds, if not actually reduced in the same proportion, are apt saleable at former rates. The wonder is that prices have not given way to a much greater extent. vViih the pressure of the money market, as it is called, and the difficulty of making payments iu cash, the universal topic of conversation on Change, of apprehension to many, and of alarm to some, it it quite impossible that the cotton market should not have been very sensibly affected. Nor oould it have maintained its ground nearly so steadily had there been the least doubt thrown upon the estimates of crop Upon this poiut of crop we have something new Ibis week; that is, there are later accounts ''rom America, showing the receipts of the ports to be in the 6th last., 108.000 bales less even than the short trop of last year, and. therefore, ?o far confirming the owest previous estimate of the aggregate quantity. Of .his crop, Great Britain will receive not more than WO.OOO bales, a quantity barely sufficient to supply iwoLhirds of the consumption of that kind at the proportionate rate of last year; so that we may fairly conclude If we had net been so overlaid by the circumstances above named, ootton, instead of being lower in price, would have taken the other direction in a strong degree. 1230 American and 660 Egyptian have been taken on speculation, and 300 American fur export. The sales of the week were 23.b00 bales ?George Holt 4' Co. Another Retort.? The market has been materially influeuoed this week by the almost unprecedented stringency of the money market; the demand in consequence has been limited, and to effect sales a further reduction of Xd to Xd has been submitted to in the prices of American descriptions, other sorts have also been more or less affected. Speculators have taken 1230 American and 630 Egyptian, and exporters 330 American; and there have been forwarded into the country unsold luring the month 4930 American. The total sales of the week ure '43,300 bale*. M?v 4 ?Verterday sales of about 4.000 bales, at currency of Saturday, and market free of (peculation. Lorron* M.?nKi:T?. May 3 ?Brimstone?The market continues dull, and there are free sellers at ?0 10s per ton: but few buyers to be met with. Hides?Since last report, business to a moderate extent has ls-en transacted Of Sl'i salted North American, a few of the damaged old at IXd to 2i.?d. Hops?The reports from the plantations are not or an encouraging character, Inasmuch as they speak of the plant being weak in many parts, and unpromising for a crop. Here wc pay as lollows: New Pocket*?Karnham, ?6 to ?8 15s: Kent, ?4 to ?6 Cs, East Kent1, ?4 4s to ?6 10s; Sussex, ?3 16s to ?4 6s; Yearlings. ?2 10s to ?4 5*. New Rags?Kent, ?4 4( to ? ft 6s; Old Hops. Ifis to ?3 16s Metals?The Iron market continues depressed, owing to the ecarclly of mouey, and where sales have been made, lower prices are accepted. The last steamer from America, however, has brought largo orders, so that, an improvement in business is exported Scotch pigs, No. I, for rash, can he had at 71* to 71*6(1. and mixed nurnliera 09s to 70s Welch and Staffordshire pigs 83s to 106s, and railway bars ?9 to ?9 6s. Lead and steel arc both dull of sale, and scarcely any business has been done; quotations ure now little better than nominal In copper a fair amount if business has been done at late prices, and the market still continues scantily supplied British cake ?98, ind tile ?97 per ton. British tin has met with a mode ale sale, the buyers purchasing lor Immediate wants; j locks and Ingots 95s, and bars 97s. Foreign is steady n prloe, but little has been done; llanca 90s to loOs. and Hralts 90s to 91s Tin plates are quiet, and are rather 'heuper: No IC 26s to 61s, and IA 3is to 37e per box kpelter meets a mora ready aale. and prices have an sdranclug tendency. Molasses- No further decline hss akvn place In the value of West India; but all sorts rave been nitrated In with caution, and tbo supply s on the Increase; whilst there are several parcels jear at band, the top pricw of tine Is 26s, and lowest 90s S'aval Stores?Bplnts of turpeutlns have further d e llued In value, owing to several parcels being preset d or sale. The market la now dull, and there are sellers it 50s lu puns. SB puns British drawn at public snle rere all taken in at 52b Ad, being above tbo offers made. 140 barrels 27* casks American have arrived, and are >?lng stored Of rough G0J7 barrols-have arrived this reek, of which the cblef port Is going to tbo ontports ? July small parcels to the extent of 300 to 400 barrels lave been Mild at 18a bd. which arc uow the nominal | [uotations. Tar continues to be taken off in small purels for wants of the Made, and the stock being so small, ur late advanced rates are very tirmlv maintained ? Itnckhnlni 24s. and Archangel 22s per barrel English oal Is held at 7s Cd per barrel. Provisions ?T'he de-. nand from the tow n trade for Irish butter having bei n |uod. and several pUrebi.SeS being made for various parts >f the country, holders were enabled to obtain suffer ales?Carlow landed bringing 90s to 04s. fork 9?s to "Is. Limerick USs to DO*, mid other sorts 36s to 8<* per iwt The - lock Is nearly SXbatMtt il, and Is much b H ihin It wits at that time In IB 16 whereas the row irtnp Hon continues largo The market he' been liberally supplied with Dutc h, etlll the demand has been brisk for all qualities 1 riexland aud Kiel?tine brought 100s ; to 10)*. tad other quality of Dutoh 80* to fiSs per cwt, I at which th* mar hat wa* Marty c Wared. For English tha demand la Increasing, and price* rang* aa follows ? Dor**t. fine at 103s to 104a, middling 90* to 100a per cwt, i and fresh at 11a to 13a ttd per dozen pound*. In Bacon, of all aorta, a good business haa been tranaacted. and the aupply at market having been *mu II, holder* were ; enabled to obtain higher rates, sizeable landed fetching 1 73a to 77a, and heavy 70s to 76* per ewt. In middles several purchases w-re made, aud rather higher rates were paid?bale selling at 66s to 68*. tierce 63s to 66s ? In hams many purchases have been made, and 70s to 04s field for Irish, according to quality The market for ard is Arm. and th* demand good , Waterford bladdered at 78 to 83s. Belfast 08s to 76s, firkin and keg CO* to 60s. and American 04s to 60s. The stock ia by no means large. English cheese haa sustained former rates, and many purchases have been mad* of the low and middling eorts, nut good and fine met with little attention. AmeI rican sells readily, and atiffer rates have been obtained for superior sorts; the value, aceording to quality, is 38s to 60s. Dutch has been in excellent request. Edam at 48s to 66s. Oouda 48* to 60*. and Keutar 37a to 38a.? American middles are selling at 60s to 64s, do. middles of pork 66s to 60s. in Irish or foreign barrelled pork few : purchases have been made, and prices are still on the deellne. as the stock is accumulating. In beef little has been done. Rloe?Considerable activity has prevailed In thU market, and at the oloee of the week, ending April 33, an advanoe of about 3s was established: the private tales were eatlhiatod at 18.000 bags, and the parcels offered by publio auction as follow, via.. 9600 bags Bengal, nearly all sold, low to good white 30s to 33s; fair to good cargo 18s 6d to 30a; 3360 bags Madras, plump sort. 19s 6d to ! 30s: Bengal grain, pinky to low white. 19s to 31s; 60 > tiercea middling Carolina, which sold at 36s; besides these. 1318 caskg Carolina mot with a ready sale at stiff I prices; good middling and good. 36s to 38s: 340 bugs Ita liau sold after the sale at QOs On the 27th ultimo, 7600 bags white Bengal were offered in the public sale, and nearly all bought in; a part at high prices, and a part a shade under previous rates, 21s 6d to 24s. 1300 bags good cargo offered; a part only found buyers at 19s to 10s lid. Tallow?Buyers continue to operate with much caution, only purchasing from hand to mouth; the agents are free sellers, and would submit to lower prices, if buyers could be found forauy great quantity. P. V. C. on the spot is dull, and the nearest ratoe for small parcels on the spot are 43s 3d to 46s 6d. New for the last three months arrival has been in fair request at 49s 6d. Home made is abuudaut. and selling steadily at 46s 8d, net cash. Tea?The demand is dull and inactive, and the advices lately received from Caulou hare not altered our quotations. Wool?In this article no cbunge has taken place, but the dealings have been more restricted, owing to the pressure lu the money market and the unsatisfactory accounts from the mauufacturlng districts. London Tosacco Market,May 3 ?There has been considerably less business done during last month than in the previous one; the market has continued without any perceptible alteration, excepting in some particular descriptions, of which stock is becoming comparatively bare, and for which, in some instances, a trifling advauce has been submitted to. Kecont advices from the United States quote prices firm, and reassert, with a degree of confidence, what we have previously stated, that the present planting will be muterinlly circumscribed Imports have been 19 bbds. Deliveries 1184 against 929 bhds. In the corresponding month of ltlg; 1201 hhds in 1846; and 1306 hhds. In 1844. Stock, 29.809hhds. against 26 801 hhds. in 1816; 24,739 hhds. in 1846; and 26,071 hhds in 1844. In Virginia sales have been almost confined to a few limited selections by the trade, for immediate use. and a trifling business for Ireland and Scotland; fine spinning qualities arc becoming comparatively scarce, and are held at firm rates. Kentucky Leaf uud Strips?In the former, sales have been made both for homo trade and exportation at our present quotations; in the latter, a mora limited business has been done than during the previous month; there has been more inquiry for colory descriptions, and a trifling advance ban been paid for selections : wc have made no alterations in our quotations deserving particular comment; at the same time, it inay la* observed, that the month has closed with a firm market. Maryland?Sales have been made of a few hhds. of a very ordinary. Liverpool Markets, May3?Ashes?The demand for both pot and peurl is very limited Montreal pots arc firm at previous quotations; of pearls a few small parcels have beeu sold at 30s per cwt. Bark?Some 30 casks of rhiladelphla have boeu sold at 16s, and 330 bags Baltimore at 12s 6d to 13s. The damaged portion brought 9s Beeswax?There is nothing to report in this hi tide. The value of American Is still ?7 to ?7 15s, and of African. ?"i 6s to ?7 per hundred weight. Coal?We have no alteration to notice In our market ; the demand is not so great., but prices remain the same. Hemp?There arc no stocks here; 10 bales of American hackled, of superior quality, sold at ?34 10s per tou ; dew rotted Is now worth ?27 to ?28 Hides?1 he market has been very heavy ; the public sales on the 20lh ultimo wero exceedingly dull, and for the few lots sold rather lower prices were accepted ; 2800 dry salted Brazil sold at 4),d to 4)ad, 100 dry at 3d. 460 wet salted at 3>?d to 3>ad. 660 New Orleans at 2%d ; a few dry New Orleans, more or less damaged, have been disposed of at 37-;d to 4%d; 430 dry ltio Janeiro at 4Xd. 760 MRracaibo at 4%d, and 4000 Brazil tanned half hides 6*t'd to 6>?<1 per lb. During the la-t week the only sales reported are 660 salted Boston at 3d 400 New York at 2>?d. and 600 Ceara at 3)^d per lb Hops?The transactions are more limited than is usual at this time of the year ; there is no import of American ; prices are, however, well supported. Molasses?'1 lie business done during the past two weeks is small, aud prices are again lower. During the week ending April 23. the sales were coni fined to Antigua from thu quay at 24s.and seme Indirect parcels of loreign at 2(>e to 23s per cwt, altogether about 400 ciuks. This week the transactions consist of a small I paro l of Porto llico at 26s 6d per cwt from the quay, I and 250 ranks to arrive for which the Drleu has not Lrau i spired There in no American on hands. Naval Stores I ?Turpentine if in limited demand. We have to report Miles of 300 barrels of good quality at lis. but2260 barrels of inferior description sold at lower rates, a very | small portion of Which realised 10s 9d. There is not ; any alteration in tha value of tar, Hnd there are not auy tales to report, American bus become extremely ; scarce Oils?Olive continuos quiet, with prices barely ! supported Tbe sales of Newfoundland cod have been made at ?27 per tun. Southern whale, being scarce, is a little dearer, Oil of turpentine continues dull, and might be bad upon rather lower terms. The sales, ending April 23, of pulin oil, including a parcel sold by auction from the ship side, amount to 130 tuns, at ?36 ids 6d to ?37 6s, and 200 tuns to arrive have alio been sold at current rates. Subsequently 320 tuns on the spot changed hands at ?46 to ?36 los, and 200 tuns for arrival at similar rates. Rice has been in extensive demand. and pr.ces are advancing. Fr m the 16th to the 23d of April 2000 tierces Carolina were sold at 22s for very Ordinary to Us fid per cwt for good chiefly for export, and -1000 bag* Co igal at 17s for yellow cargo, and 18s to 22s fid per cwt for ordinary to fine white; 1300 bugs also sold to arrive in June at IBs per cwt. Since that. 2..00 tierces I'nrolina <old at 21s to 2fis Cd for ordinary to very liue, with 11.000 bags bengal on the spot, hi'1 to arrive. at the quotations. S nethe latter date no sales worthy of noma have been reported Salt?No alteration to notice in the prices, aud we continue to experience a steady demand at the following quotations:? best flue stoved for bags 14s to 16n, handed squares 14s, shute lumps 12< to ( s 01, marine aud butter lis. coinni"U Pa, river ireigbt 3s. duck aud town dues '3d per ton. Seeds?In the course of the week ending April 23, the transactions reported were chiefly at 41s to 42s per owt, duty paid, for French red cloversoed, of good and fine quality, to hold over; about 600 bales have changed hunds at these prices, und trifling lots for sowing at 42s fid to 13s; 70 kales Dutch were also sold at 38s to 42s; about 700 hlids New York flaxseed (1846) have also been sold, but the price not allowed to transpire.? F rom the23d to the 30* ult. speculators took 260 bags French cloverseed at 41s to 41s fid per cwt. less duty. h.o. to hold over; abeut 120 tierces of New York flaxseed (1H46) were sold at 47s to 48s per tierce for present use. Tallow?In tho early part of the past fortnight this article had nn improved demand, and tho stock being light, belter prices were realized; T. Y. C. sold steadily at 60s, and a parcel of Odessa brought 49s; 20 casks Tuscan were also sold at 49s, a little Oporto at 18s. and 60 casks North Ainerlrnnat 47s to 49s perewt F'rom the 26th to the 30th ult. the inquiry has slackened, and the price has given way a little, and our quotations are ultered accordingly. The sales were about 200 casks at 60s for Petersburg V. C\, and 42s to 49s for North American ? Tobacco.?The sales this month are 869 hhds , viz: 180 Virginia leaf 231 stemmed. 68 Kentucky leaf, and 386 stemmed. Of these, !<3 Virginia leaf. I8f stemmed, and U Kentucky h af were taken for Ireland; 70 Vlrg inia leaf, 3 stemmed, aud 33 Kentucky leaf for exportation; and 22 Virginia leaf. 41 stemmed. 19 Kentucky loaf, and 3b0 stemmed by the trade. The Imports are 6 hlids. from Dublin aud 2 from Cork The exports delivered are 36 hhds. for Africa. 3(i Smyrna. 18 Droutheim, 16 Malta. 4 St. Lucia, 3 Uemerura. 3 Isle of Man. The market dull, and tho inquiry throughout the month has been wry moderate. In prioes we make no alteration. Whalebone?1 here are no American descriptions In the market; prices are, therefore, nominal. Livxhpooi. Inns Tiunn. May 3. ? Wo have still to report afull demand for all descriptions of Iron Pig being more suhj-rt. to fluctuation than liny other. from it* being more generally selected as an article for speculation, ha.-i varied in price morn than any other description. During the last week this article has been sold us low as AeS per ton, for prompt rash in Glasgow. by needy parties; but the price may he considered today nt 70s perton.net cash on delivery, and there seem* a disposition to purchase, the money market lieing considered easier, i'erliapsat no period within the last ti n years has th? stock of pig In the country, in proportion to the consumption been smaller than at the present period; and, under such clrcnmstaneei. any considerable reduction in price cannot reasonably lie expected We quote the present current prices In Liverpool; ?No. 1, Scotch Pig. ?4 As; Merchant liar. XM IDs; best Rolled, ?10 lSs; Hoop. ?11 10s; sheet, ?IJ; best rialos, ?13 His; I C Charcoal Tin, 3;*. lister. April 33.?Cottons?Our market lias throughout tho week been laboring under the Influence of tile depressed character of the accounts front Liverpool

Tho rapid decline in ootton there, owing to tho bad state of trade and the scarcity of money, In rousequence of the restrictive measures retorted to by the liunk of hnglaud. has produced a dull teeling here, and arted as an immediate check on all s|icoulatlve inclination The demand has. therefore, been c nflm d to the requisites for consumption, which, from the Itackwardness ?f the spring, and uiisat.siactoi-y naturnof things in i he niauutuctunng districts, is tar from egieuslre. and deters buyers front operating otherwise than circumspectly i he transactions since our last report have consequently been very trifling, and holders who had previously evinced firmness iu their pretensions, have been obliged to yield to a decline of f 1 to 3 on all Amt* rtoan cuttaus. gen-rally speaking. Oar latest advices from ths United States Hre to the ctta Inst, via London, which, howevsr, were not productive of any change here. 1 he imports of cotton w.thin the past se'euDight having lieen rat her considerable, have, perhaps, in some measure, tended to limit the d-maud; but as long as the news from Kngl. n 1 continues to be of the same unfavorable tenor. conAdciirc is more likely to diminish than to gain ground ns the cour-e of our market mainly depends on the nature of the advices from tbence. Sit let Ej/'tcltd, I J t. f c. 13A1 bales New Orleans 83.? 104.? 81V ' Aiobllu 80? 90.? 1IA1 " Upland b4? 93 00 0, 0 " New Orleans, to arrivo. , ,.80? 91.? i -a?'' . ' > itrtuv j 380.') bales Ashes?No supplies baring arrived, our market oon- ! tluucs inactive, but prices are flrrnnt our quotations. A mall lot of American potash fotmd buyers m 1 *3 per 60 kil, duty (f 834; paid Pearlaah remains at f 49 to 60 Hop#?We bar# to reoord sales of about 100 balaa Ante rican growth, at f 00 par 50 kll, duty paid, or f SO In bond, lor export There haa been no inquiry for tha Interior Several lots have been re-shlpped to New Fork, . io that our itoek ii now reduced to 400 bale* Rioe? ThU article has been quite neglected. and aa conslderableauppltea are ooming forward, buyera for the preaent keep in the baek ground. At a public eale COO tierces Carolina, in a sound atata. were run off at f 31 to f OA, SO tieroea Carolina, damaged, at f 96 76 to f 30 70 par AO kil. We have received 9489 tlarcea from Now York and I Charleston Tallow?There haa been nothing done In this article, which la usually dull at this period of the year; prices, however, remain without alteration; and < we. therefore, continuo to quote United States at f 61 to 67 per 50 kil, duty paid. Tha Rate Hunter, from Mobile, ' brought in 36 casks. We have received 37 casks tallow < and 631 bbla. lard from New York and New Orleans. Wax?At a public sale held, two tona New York baas' ' realized f 1 61 to 1 66, and fourtons New Orleans fetched 1 f 1 SO to 1 46 per X kll. duty paid. Wo have received 61 packages from the United States, St. Domingo and Bra- ' ail. Whalebone?This article haa been quite nag- 1 lected for some time past. We oontinue to quote : north-western fishery at f 8 16 to 3 30. and aouthi em at f 3 40 te 9 60 per % kll, duty paid. A < parcel arrived by one of our whalers. The Bur- , gundy, from New York, had on board 190 bundles. Stock on hand 160 tona against 110 tona last year, f Wheat and Hour.?There baa been a brisk demand in wheat, but the quantity on sale la moderate. The sales I in foreign wheat consist of 3500 hectolitres at f!>6 to 103 I | 50. and 1000 bags rye, from New York, at f73 60 per sack ( of 300 kil. About 13000 hectolitres English. American. I and Herman, realized fBA to 97 AO. and New Orleans, to ' Bin w, itmuiu ibb pgr men ui iw bii. i uti mamma iu I the interior wear a downward aspect, and at Marseille* a I considerable decline bail taken place; but tba reverse Is ' the case here, for notwithstanding tbe heavy imports, prices are improving, and rpay now be quoted at fJ7 SO j to 100 for fair and good qualities. At the last MontlvllHers market the average for home growth was fio-l per | sack, making an advance of fS. In American Flour the | dally transactions have been rather extensive, and prices , which had begun to reocde had, within tbe last three days, advanced tl. The sales consist of 32.000 barrels as follows, vis :?Baltimore, In loco, at f4B 50 to 60 50; New Orleans at f50 60 to 64, and New York and Oenceee at f52 to 65. For lots to arrive, the prices obtained were f46 60 to 61 per barrel, according to quality and period of delivery. The arrivals have been very considerable, amounting to 40,300 bbls flour, 8,095 bags wheat, 432 bags ludian corn, and 3000 bags rye, from the United States ; also. 11,613 bbls flour, and 10 cargoes wheat, from England, and 35 cargoes wheat from the Baltio. Calcutta, March 8.?The season is now speedily doming to a close, the greater portlou of the Indigo remaining! being completely out of the market, having been either sold some time sinoe, or being about to be skipped on planters' aocount. Of the former about 3000 chests, purchased at tliu sales hold iu the bonded warehouse, will most probably go forward iu the course of the week ; and the portion which remains to be disposed of will also, we thluk, soon find purchasers, parties being anxious to take advantage of tho favorable rate at which they can now get their advances from government. Imports?British Cotton I'iece Goods ; lite advices of the great advance in tbe raw material at home have net as yet had tbe effect of enabling importers to establish any material advance In the prioo of manufactures here, hut have, nevertheless, induced them,generally speaking, to show Increased firmness for all descriptions. The reported sales of almost all descriptions of fabrios under tbls head show a falling off f nesrly fifty per cent, as oompared with those of tho previous month, and prices are at presont, in a measure, nominal Exports?In this market we have hut llttlo change to notice; but, If anything, there has been rather more doing in produce, and even less in imports, the former being induced by the continuance of their udvauoeB by government at the rate of 3s. per rupee, and the comparative low prices which tho large stocks have compelled holders to accept; and the latter, by the oontiuued scarcity of mouey, the almost entire cessation of purchases throughout the past week, In eonsequence of the Hindoo festival of the Dole Jattra, and I also, in a great measure, by the accounts received of tbe high prices ruling at home, inducing holders here, In most instances, to refrain from offering their goods at the rates now obtainable. Caktow, February 36.?Imports.?The following transactions have come to our notice during the month. The quotations are duty included, that is, paid by the importer. N. li.?Tbe import duties are about live to seven per cent only on the value of most goods. Cotton Gtiodt.?English grey long cloths, 39 yards by 37 to 40 In; 1600 pieces at $3 42 per piece; 14.600 at $2 40; 1300 at $2 35; 8000 at $2 31; 3600 at $2 30; 1200 at $2 27; 1660 at $3 30; 1600 at $3 7; and 1380 pieces 41 in. at J>2 36 per pieco. Total 34,180 pieces; and at tbe same period last year the sales comprised 26,670 pieces at $2 16 to $3 83. English white long cloths: 3000 pieces st $2 70; 4000 at $2 61; 1000 at $2 64; 4000 at $2 46 per piece. Total 11.000; same period last year 9050 at $2 10 to $2 70. There Is a slight improvement In white and grey fabrics; stocks are moderate, and importers have not freely offered their goods, it being genorally underwood that several of the native merchants were not likely to meet their engagements at the usual settling time. The rospectable portion of them have also, with their customary prudence, refrainod from entering into any new transactions. The imports during tho month have been 47.132 pieces grey, and 10,676 pieces white cloths. Cotton yam; Tbe imports have been very heavy, and the deliveries trifling; sales have been made at former rates. The imports from the United States are large. This Is a new feature, and should attract the attentioo of our legislators, as from the circumstances of tea being admitted free of duty in America, and the favorable exchange, shipments from hence realise, and a loss on their manufactures is of but slight consideration. Wollens have been in good demand. Spanish stripes at an advance of Se per yard; and scarlet long ells at fully 50e per piece; stocks are very moderate. The Imports have consisted of Spanish stripes and broa 1 cloth, 654 pieces; long ells 4*00 pieces; English camlet 620 : i pivn, iiuu wiiiuatnin *?JV p H'.hb. Cotton?Dealers have evinced great raution. baring i t ' good rcusou to expect that the high rates now ruliug. i , ' with the enhanced rates of freight for Ureat Britain, ] ! would in a few inonlha Induce large shipment* of the c ! staple from India. The small sales made have been at a ' s decline of two mace por picul. I Export*.?Tea?As anticipated In our last, the ad- I vices by the November mail caused a demand for low ! congous at an advance on previous quotations; and notwithstanding the high rate of freight ruling, large ship- ' . ments have been going forward as well on native account, , ' as by those foreigners who were anxious to obtain some [ security before tha new year. Purchases wort, there- ; , fore, made at higher rates than would otherwise be paid; ! 11 and those parties who were suspicious of their brokers, immediately shipped off the produce to get It Into their j own custody. The settliug time passed off perhaps better tbau could have been expected, two Hongs only ! having become defaulters. Haw Silk has Improved slightly; however, tha quality ! remaining Is not fine. Shipments from this have been small The latest dates which have reached China from the j United States were to December 2. 1 Hatos of insurance to America 2,'i per cent. State of Trade. MAWciiEiTr.ii, May 1.?The great depression In the j money market, which has operated so Injuriously, has "een the cause of great stagnation in the Manchester | markets. The apparent Improvement noticed at the ! beginning of lust month has proved very temporary; although. fnTtuuately. from the cautious manner In which most of the principal merchants and manufacturers of Manchester have of late carried on business, no Important cases of insolvency have occurred. The scarcity of cotton reported to exist, lias also had a most baneful Influence, and 1.S00 bags weekly are now about the number manufactured, instead of 30.000 bags per week, as 1 last year. The consequent distress prevalent among the working classes Is very great. The difficulty of geiting even first-rate mercantile bills discounted is severelyfelt, anil from 01* to 7 per cent. Is given for short, and w I to 10 per cent for long dated bills The trade to India i has been most seriously affected by the prevulent scurI city of mouey. which, it appears tube believed In many quarter*, will now gradually diminish. Rock[>ale Flannel Market, April 36 ? The limited demand lor flannels still continues, and the market has ! fieen dull, with little variation in price The govern| ment order, which will comprise about 9000 flannels, arI rived at the end of last week The allotment has been | very fairly divided amongst 10 or 12 manufacturers ? This year, more of the small manufacturers have received a share r.f tills order than in former years. The wool market is flat, und the manufacturers buy for immediate use only. From Havana.?By the brig Orleans, Capt. Schneiduu, we have received Havana dates to \ I the 28 th uli. * ' | On the 28th ult , the birth day of Maria Chriitina, i I the Queen-mother, was celebrated with every demonstra- I I tlon of Joy and jubilee All the prinoipal dignitaries participated in the rejoicings, and the Krench Admiral 1 and many officers belonging to the Krench squadron , there, also joined in th? festivities. 4 The llabam roe have presented to Herr Alexander. ! the celebrated magician, a fine gold medal, weighing c threeounces. with the following Inscription:?" To llerr j , Alexander this souvenir Is delicated, by bis friends in ' t Havana, 1817?slight of han<l is not witchery." Herr i , A. was to give an extra performance on Sunday , the 2d I j Inst . for the beneflt of a new church being bnilt at j Havana. He was theu to leave for the United States. j ( aptato Schneidau. reports that he left two Krench | ( vessels of war at llavaDa, and that there appeared to be , a great stir in the aruiy stationed there, 'l he Cabana. , | Morro. and other forts in that vicinity, were boing armed . ! with heavy artillery, aud ware exercising their guus ' daily, but lor what purpose was not known. The schr. Uaxclle left for this port on the 37th ult. Brig Mary Ann Jones would leave ou the 3d lust I The corn market had experienced a considerable , change, and good yellow wis selling at fiO rents per , arroba of 20 Ids. ' There was but slight change In tho other articles of . t importation sluoe our last quotations. Kxport com j modltlea continued in demand, and sugars ou the In- | ; crease. t Pasixaotai?Per brig Orleans.?Mrs. J. Tauvert and r two nous. La ; Mrs. Marie Corbet and daughter. La; n Mrs. C.Laburrlere and daughter. France; U m Cameron, England; Don Antoula Boca y Pascual. Spain, M. L>. Crusal, New Orleans ? N. O. belts, May 8. C Pollttoal arid Personal. i Tbs whlgs of Butlalo have nomiualed for county Judge 1 Lafaystle Carver; for district attorney, 8elh C.llawiey; ii for surrogate, Orsainus H. Marshall; for reoorder, Jo* Mullet! Sir (ieorge Simpson, governor of the Hudson's Bay ( \ Territory, and viajor Griffith, of tho fllh regiment, left ?, I,?chine oil l'hursday. for Bed Hirer, by the steamboat 1 I route to Saull St. .Maris Major (Jrimth will succeed Lieutenant Colonel I rofton In the couiinaud of the de Uii battalion of lhe 8th Royals, uow Hallooed at Kurt li (ieary ?lhe Colonel returning to England I hu Hon d Colonel Bruce aecinupauies Sir (ieorge Simpson as far as b hault St Marie, returning iuunediately thence to Mou- t treal ? Monti rul lit) aid, 16/A. |] At a meetiug of tha bar convened at New Orleans on p the Sth instuni, a committee wasappo.uled to make pre- a purallons for the reception ot Darnel Webster on lhe oeeaaiou of his expected visit to that city While the ^iwmiiuUee were drafting resolutions, Air. Suule, who h acted as ('resident, made an eloquent speech In honor of a " the learned lawyer aud briliiuul orator." as he termed y Mr. Webster. j NEW YORK HERALD. New York, Tnetday, May 18, 1847. n , 1 t (cwu fVom Kurope_Hlghly Important Com- u merelal Intelligence?Slate of the Market*. g By the arrival of the steamship Britannia at Uoston from Liverpool, we have fourteen days t ater intelligence from all parts of Europe. I Breadstuff* were much higher in the markets T >f Great Britain than at the departure ot the h Caledonia on the 20th of April, and then* Mas ? tvery indication of a farther improvement. The t icrounts relative to the supply of food in Eng- J and, and in Europe generally, continue very bad, t ind there is every probability of the scarcity ? >eing much greater thnn originally anticipated. . t Vs the season advances, the consumption he- , * omes greater in proportion to the supply; and as t he stocks in hand become reduced, prices must * tdvance. J The cotton markets had been unfavorably affected by the advance in breadstufls; and the ac- ' .-uuuia irom inc manufacturing aistncis uo noi ? epoi t the slightest improvement in business, hut t >n the contrary, the greatest inactivity. There is not the most remote prospect of even a mode ute supply of manufactures. The accounts from he United States relative to the reduced receipts jf cotton were not sufficient to sustain prices for he raw material, in the face of the rise in brer.ditutfs. The closing quotations on the 3d of May were about the same as those current on the ith if April. The London money market continues very much depressed. The Bank of England appeared to be in a very tight place. It uppeurs that the repeated advances in the rale of interest had not the effect anticipated, and recourse was had to the only alternative left, viz. a total suspension of j discounts. The bank did not adhere to that determination long, having resumed and discounted iretty lreely previous to the depurture of the iteumer. Several very interesting debates have aken place in Parliament, relative to the ffnun:ial etatc of the country, portions of which will >e found in our columns. The hank will, with>ut doubt, make great efforts to retain its bullion, >ut we cannot see any way in which she can j mccoed. The Britannia has on board ?250.000 1 n specie. We have given very full reports of J he markets. ( The Spanish War Stkamkr. Lkon, (former- j y the Mexican steamer Guadeloupe) is at ! he Novelty Works, where Messrs. Stilltnan, 1 Ulen & Co., are providing her with new boilers 1 ind machinery, by which her speed will be i [reatly improved. The new steamer Northener, of the Charleston j ine, is also about receiving her machinery from he same works. This establishment is prepar- , ng the engine for the second ship of the Ocean J Steam Navigation Company, probably to be ( railed the Lafayette, and which will be launched * jy those scientific and able naval architects, , Messrs. Westervelt & Mackay, early in August I text, and made ready for sea by the 1st of December. i Arrival of the Marmion.?About 11 o'clock ( ast night our special news collector, the com- j nander of the famous Teazer, reached the Herald < iffice, with Liverpool papers of the 22d, and London of the 21st ult., which he obtained from ' he clipper packet ship Marmion, Captain Ed- 1 wards. The M. sailed from Liverpool on the | 52d, and was boarded by the Teazer early yeserday, twenty-five miles from the Highlands. : [f the Britannia had not made a remarkably quick ] rip, Captain Edwards would have supplied the 1 public with three days later intelligence from ] Europe. Captain E. always makes short pastages. 1 The Foreign News.?We received our parcels jrought by the Britannia, at an early hour last ivening, over the Nsw Haven route. We are j ndebted to Mr. Kenyon, of the Foreign Letter | Dffice, No. 91 Wall street, and to Mr. Cloyes the j wggage master, for bringing on packages to the herald office. They Came in twelve hours ahead ] if the regular mail. When will the Post Master ' j Jeneral have n daily mnil come over the New \ l iven route 1 i| American Consul at Lisbon. Philip A. loach, Esq., consul of the United States at ^ -.isbon, left yesterday in the bark Chaires for i lis destination. l Theatrical. J Pass Theatre.?Mr. Anderson will appear this , < ivening as Hamlet, for the first limn during hU present J mgagoment. All who had the pleasure of witOMsiag his j j lersonatlon of Macbeth, need no assurance that they I rill not be disappointed in him us Hamlet. There are | ' ew actors living more eapablo of enacting this ex- , .remely difltruli p?rt belter than him. The comedy. , The Alan Without a Head." will lie added. To-mor- i ( '0? eveuing. Mr. Anderson's benefit and last appear- J , mee will take place, and eu Thursday the celebrated ' i Hlle Dlaniry enters upon a short engagement. Bowmv Tiii-itu.. _T1.? j i.?.-. 1 . uon uiauia vamiett " WIIOQ* j 1 sraft," was produced at tbe Bowery Theatre last ere- j j ling, to one of the largest houses of the season. It was | j rery well received, and will no doubt retain possession of -he stage for ? considerable time. It forcibly depict* a ] portion of the history of Massachusetts when a belief in witches and witchcraft existed among all classes of the j people. The crowded state of our columns prevents 1 j.s from noticing it at length. It will be repeated this ' ' tvening. with the "Trumpeter's Daughter" and the "Al- ' pine Maid." 1 Ai.kxanoik the Maoicia*.?The large assemblage of , persons that attended at the Minerva Rooms, last eve- . I aing, were delighted with Alexander, the Magician's, I ' irlcks. Prom nothing, he produced abundance of sugar ' ' plums and other kinds of confectionery, which he dis- 1 ributed freely among the audience. We were surprised t ,o see so many elderly people attend him. but the old ' ( ind the young must confess that he is the most extra- | >rdinary man in his line that has ever visited the new 1 , world. He will continue hire the whole of the week. , with tbe exceptlen of Saturday. j .Mrs. Mowatt, Mr. Davenport. Dan Marble. Mr. Adams , lignora Ciocca, and Bignorina Man tin, are all at Tin- , Innatl , Mrs. Mason and Mr. Wtieatlcy have finished their en- | ;agement at Pittsburgh. Mrs. M. took a benefit on i 'rTday evening. I Mimical. J Italia* Opera Comcast.?The managers of the It a- < lan opera. In announce that SigDora Valtelllnn has ge- 1 lerously undertaken, on aoeount of the indisposition of llgnorlna Bar ill, to give her valuable services, and to , , ippear on Wednesday evening next, In the opera of He- . I niramls." On account,of a very slight Illness, tiny r< gret ' o say that she will be unable to appear before Krlday. r when Rossini's grand opera of " Semlramls" will be per- ' ormed. They have, however, the gratification to in- ' 'orm their j.Htrous that Signorina Bnrill's health huv- 1 tig Improved, she has most kindly come forward to re- . J love the directors from the embarrassment In which I ,hcy were placed, and will positively appear on Wrdms- ' 1 lay evening next. In " I 'Lombard!." The cournge and 1 1 teiierosity of our favorite young prima i<onna will, they J lonbt not, meet the approbation of the public. ' Vauihai.l Otsnrv?The proprietor of this favorite mmmer resort having engaged a host of talent, native j md foreign, has made arrangements to give an agremibl# * nuslcal entertainment there every evening, commencing 111* evening Among the artists he has engaged we lerceive the nauiis of Austin Philips, so well known In s'cw York. Miss Martin. Jeanto Reynoldson. Mr Quayle, dr. Gray. 8tc Wo nave no doubt that this new nr- ( angemeut will add inueh to the attraction of this place. t od remunerate the manager for his enterprise I t Cnsiitt's Misstkrlb.?This is tho twelfth week of j ?j "hrlsty's Minstrels, and they still command full houses, j Voplo seem to tiro in every other amusement, and yet ' hey coutluuo to nightly throng Mechanics """ 'wolvo weeks is an unprecedented tlm? to bo palroulsed < a negro minstrelsy . j J ArmiNTMUNT BY 'I HE l'RKslDKyr ?C hi'!: toplici I olutnhu* Robinson, tiuvnl officer for the district ot I JorMk and Portsmouth, Vs., vice '1 homos (sat. wood J emoved. ' t Tho brig I.lma. < apt. tllggms. loaded by tbe Irish r. - t ef eommitleo. cb- rod from New Orleans on 1 bur-, ay the filh lnsunt. tor Cork snd a market having on | I oard about *14 100 worth of provisions for Hi. d. sti- ( uie In Irelaud i hi*I* iho second v.ssi I despatch d by ho New Orleans committee for the rell.f of the Irish I ?or. and exclusive of $14 000 remitted to our ...iiust. i I t Loudon lor tho same oLJ. ct I The receipts of the Green Bay l.ai.d Office show a i audsotne Increaso for tho first tour mouths ot ihepru- t ent year over tho corrtrpouding months of tho 1s t 1 oar 'i bn sales, up to May 1st rearh 4t..108 acres, most u 40 acre tracts, and yieldied $47,700 48. I 1 ? porting Intelligence. CfttVTftCVILLC CotlK. L. I.? PtDaSTSIA.NIfrf, PaC|W?. xd Tbottino.?Yesterday tu a lovely Jay, and gresl umber* took the road with tboir crack nags to witnuss be promised ?port?man and horse alike appearing deghted with the refreshing breeze that ?wept over the reen fluid* of Long Island. The first attraction on the track was a foot race of wo miles, for *200 aside, between Ambrose Jackson and VUliam Entwlstlo The latter was the suocuuful indiIdual; he won the raoe and money by about four feet, a 10.30 second*. Jackion waa the lkvorite at 100 to 00 it the start, be took the lead, Entwistie trailing im They ran to the quarter pole in about one minute, o the half mile pole in two minutes and ten huoodiK nd reached the tbreo-uuarter pole lu 3 30 Tbey bad a light brush for the lead in coming up the stretch, which Intwistle succeeded lu taking, by a few feet. The first aile was run in 6:14. Jackson then made a dash, went n front of Entwlstle, and made tho quarter In 116. Enwistle about this point increased his speed and took Ides with Jackson. The half mile post was passed in :?6. Entwistle. at the turn on the stretch, was about welre feet In advance of Jackson, aud. after a pretty crere struggle, succeeded in reaching the stand In 6:16, ,bout four feet ahead?making ths time for the two tiilus.as stated above. 10:30. Pacing?The foot race being settled, preparations vere made to get the horses ready for the pacing contest, vliich was for a purpose of *100. mile heats, bust three n five, under the saddle. Four horses were eutercd for he purse, three of which cuine to the scratch, tho fourth Ming drawn by his owner. The three that started were Roanoke (roan gelding) ridden by Isaac Woodruff Village Boy " C. 8. Bartinc Oen. Taylor (brown gelding) ' A Conklln Tho horses were In splendid condition, and verv fa?( hue was expected. Roanolso was takeu again.t the fb-ld it even, which, before the race, wm the standard of tho letting. after the first heat, it was two to one on lloan>ke; and in the latter purt of the race the betting asmuied various shapes; hut the termination of thocon.est proved conclusively to the over wise judges of horse lesh. that it is the easiest thing in the world to ho misikon. Village Boy won the in?ide of the track. General Tayor second, and Roanoke the outside. Fisjt Heat?The horses oau.e lu a lino to the score, ind were started; Village Hoy did not go a length boforo in broke up very badly, and was left a great distance In he rear of his more fortunate opponents, who kept side tnd side to the quarter pole, which they reached In S3 econdi. About half way down the baok stretch. Tayor broke up. but was at work again In an Instant, giving fioanoko a very trifling advantage. Village Boy had recovered froui his accident, and was closing the gap be;ween him and the others very rapidly, when he broke igain near the half mile pole. The time taken by Roanike aud Taylor to pace the first half mile, was Itn. 1'iXs. The two leading horses went very finely until near the ,urn at the bottom of the track, where General Taylor >roke up. and fell hack a few lengths, which he cnuld'nnt gain recover, and Koauoke led home In dm. 21s . about 'our lengths ahead. Village Boy uurrowly escaped being listanccd. Second IIr;at.?The horses for this heat started vithout tho slightest observable advantage to either. I'he quarter post was passed in .If) seonnds by Villsgn Joy. with Roanoke on his haunchex. Taylor u length 1ktlrid. They kept thus to tho lialf-mlle pole, near which Taylor broke up, ,iot losing much, however, by the ac. ddent. Time to this point, 1:12. This mile, so far. had jeon very finely contested; but from the three-quarter wile to the stand the struggle was between Gen. Taylor md Roanoke. Village Boy having met with a very bad ireak soon after leaving the half-mile post. The two eadlng horses came from the bottom of the stretch to ,he near stand side and side. The heat was won by Iloanoke in 2:27. by about a neck. Village Boy four olive lengths behind. Third Hkat.?A good start. Roanoke broke up at the turn, the other two dashing uwuy from him. They made the quarter in 38 seconds; the half in 1:11. Gen Taylor took the leud, which he kept to the stand, notwithstanding he broke up two or three times. This mile was done in 2:28. Roanoke made a tremendous effort to win the<hcut; but he had been thrown so far In tho rear by his break that he could not overtake the others. He was within a length of Village Boy. and not over four behind Taylor, when he crossed the soore. Fourth Heat.?The trio started finely; but it was now the turn of Villnge Boy to brcuk, Taylor aud Roanoke to play out the game. In 38 seconds they went by the quarter with their heads together, aud in (hat position to the half, in 1:12; aud to the three-quarters neither was able to shake the other off. From the lastnamed point to the stand. Tnylor gradually beat Roau)kc, who appeared to be somewhat tired, the uxertiou to regain his losses in the last heat proving to much for bim, and Taylor led past tho score in 2:30. Village Boywas distanced. Fifth Hkat.?Taylor was now tho favorite. They itarted well together. At the quarter (in -to seconds) Taylor whs a length in front: at the half (in 1:14). about two lengths; at the three-quarters, still usore; at the draw-gate, Roanoke broke up, aud Taylor won the hcut In 2:31, by sixty yards. Trotting Match aoainit Time.?Tho gray gelding Marshall Gray, the property of Mr. Duffy, of Philadelphia, was matched for $400. to go seventeen miles in harness within an hour. He performed the feat In 68 minutes und 62 seconds. The crowded state of our columns precludes a more lengthy report of the sports of yesterday. The trotting match which came off at Augusta, Gn . > ou Tuesday, the 11th Inst , resulted as follows : Mr. T. W. Bottle's br h Columbus 1 1 1 Mr. H. Mongln's bl m Dutchess 2 1 2 Time?lot beat. *2 -i9 : 'id. 42 ; 3(1, 2.41 City Iiilclllftvntr, Thr. Wr.atiikh.? i hermoiueUr stood yesterday at aoon up to 72 degree* in the shade. The weather u r.t net beginning to look up. Finn:.?A fire *m discovered yesterday morning lotweeu two and three o'clock. In the grocery, corner ol Houston and Itidge streets It was promply put nut Damage trifling. Sn:Ki> rsoM Ai.msr.?The Roger Williams arrive.I at I o'clock yesterday afternoon, with Albany papers Of yeterday morning. How to Rkmrdy aw Etii?The blocking np of the lower part of Broadway with omnibuses. has long been he cause of complaints both ' loud and deep.' and it s high time the nuisance?for nuisance it surely Is?was ibated. which can bo done very easily. The region bouw Fulton street is always choked up. because the itag s going up loiter along the street, to pick up pnswingers. and are a long time going from the Bowling ireen to St. Paul's church; and at the same time, the lownward bound stages come into the crowded neigli>orhood at a brisk trot. By this means the street ts kept ull all the time, and often rendered impassable for some nluutea. to the great inconvenience of pedestrians, as well as those who drive carts or ride In their own carriages. To remedy the evil, therofbre. and keep the streets free, let the stages, when they leave their starting places to go up. commence with the same gait that they approach the end of their routes with?that is to wiy. let them travel from the word go. with all the speed the law allows, and there will be no complaint about srowded streets, for then the stages will go out as fast is they come in. Home proprietors Imagine, we dare ray, that they obtain more passengers by going slowly, from the time they start until they reach the Astor House, than they otherwise would; but we think lliey' reckon without tbelr host. There are a grest many persons who start from the Battery, or thereubouts. in -I j tending to stop somewhere below Canal street, nud who would most likely ride up If they were not sure they could walk the distance quicker than they could ride It In a stage, '1 heee person* prefer walking, therefore, aud their " custom" is lost. The stage owners make a great mistake in allowing their drivers to conduct as lliey do in lingering at the oorners of streets, trying to pick up sixpences, instead of accommodating "the wayfaring man;" and as there are many of the short-ride travel lers in Broadway, especially in warm weather, we hopt tome one will be wise enough to profit by our suggestion and our word for it, he will notonly " increase his store,' hut will also receive the thanks of the whole cominuui Ly. Let It be tried one week, and if It fails, we will thick jf something else. Notice to ' Recess" isd other "Cross" Isnivi ocai.s ?Mr. David Hume missed his pocket wallet jus iftcr leaving the railroad depot at Oreenbnsb. on thi morning of the 10th. The wallet contained some paper which are of value to him but to no one else, he there Tore wishes to advise the gontleman who took til- wallet no doubt through mistake, that if ho will enclose tie paprrs to him. at the American Hotel in this city, h (hall be welcome to the money, which Mr. Huine hope may benefit him much. The request Is eertaiuly a re.' 'enable om . and if the gentleman pickpocket who at, traded it bus any of the reui professional grit in hi composition, he will send the papers with n bnndeom etter of apology for the Inconvenience which Ills "bus,' less" arrangements lias caused. The " Sri.vtn roLUH Mis."-A gentleman who rej essntod himself to lie the" Silver Polish Man" referrt ,o in an article under the 'City Intelligence" hem called upon us yesterday, and stated his dissa'.isfarttoj I it the manner in which that individual had la-en repranted. U hetber h- was the Simon Pure or not. wo d^ || tot kimw; but we arc confident we hud no intention tJ I injuring "Mr. Silver Tolttih Man" In any way. <?n 11; ? ontrnry. our feeling* toward* him were of the ni< i rionilly nature. If they were not. we Certainly *houl] lot have taken the pain* to write the article InqucstloJ 1 vhioh will enable him to well ten tinier u* more of " tt ireateet nrtielo ever invented," than hu could ever re; f that notire had not been written. Mr.r.Tiwn or Invishtoh* ? A meeting of inrentmj Viemily to lite Inventor* Institute. will be held to-mol ow morning at 10 o'clock. In ( linton Hull. It ia expert >d that nieaMirer id the greatest importance to inerhl li lie* and inventor* lhrou|[lioul the country will be di iue*ed and acted upon. Ltr.PT. M. C Maui*. ? Weundervtand that a me tin loinpoeid of t he frit nd* and udtelt cr* of the (riilliint Lei (j client M. ( ' . Marin, will be h> Id this evening at. Mllitni Jurib n. Brooklyn fur the purpose of making urraiu ii< nl*t? present him with a suitable testimonial of li irave conduct In aiding to take poversion of Alvaru'l t he meeting iv.ll no doubt be enlbuslaetic. Police Intelligence. Ifwglnry in Hm kland County ?The dwelling houj iccupied by Mr. Hugh Maxwell, situated at Nyacl Koeklut.tl <1,11 uty. N V., was burglariously entered >j luuday night lust. about two o'clock, by some derperal 'Obb<r*. who carried olf the following silver aud othl iroperty: 6 stiver table spoon*. I 4 tea spoons, 6 dese, i po,'ii*, I J large ailvi r fork*, 1J small do.. J but'rr kniv, I table mk'oii :t i luht nh <wIm nil 1 large Woollen .hut md likowl*o a w llow backet. evidently taken to car he proper I j in No urn at at prevent ?hrr$i for I'hrrutt - \ wur. nl wan inmied. yesterdi iy .luatiee Irinker on the eniiiplailit f a ..r l.ni ?<>ul inl. reeld eg in Atlantic si reel Itiimkiyn ugaii l r. i II. ei.e < 111.11- e' le Wllie illlporl e|* oT l.ll * eo y a Iteli nhertniida i ll r. e-l Willi tbr aieiiii g w.t'in lite be If e. n ilny* | u.| in ,, |||, pniii|ilaiii nit pel"... i i ii I he aire I to 'I f'i t f 111 I til some tLttigerime te'reiir ion II ui invldia pi ei r lo.uUrl thought lit noal piuib lit course in ke the ah ivo e luiplulilt Ji ire l,r nk> r held v,r lirousetu to hall iu the sum jii,(HI. to b p tlie peace fi.r *:* mouths Jlttrmyt in H?ieu- I'ritut?*? ?Officer Hickell* .Ire 16lh ward, arrested, last night two mm by t L A

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